ABERYSTWYTH VOLUNTEERS. — Lance-Corporal Burry, of the College Vuiumeci. k,,j" the silver spoonlt. lh-. weekly ?»>■>«.ling -iachynlleth rifle range on Sat- urday last, with a sjure ot 41. Volunteers. The London Gazette," states Lieuts. R. E. H. Morgan and J. C. Rea have been promoted to the rank *f captain, and second Lieut. H. Roberts to be lieutenant. The commissions date January 6th. Death.—The death took ploce on Tuesday night of Miss Annie Jane Benbow, daughter of Mr. James Benbow, Bryngwyn House, Powell-street, at the age of 21. The fun- eral will take place at the Cemetery on Sat- urday afternoon. Correction.—In a report of a police case against a pedlar named Jane Harvey; 'con- tained in our issue for December 31st it was incorrectly stated that the defendant was given half a cup of whisky by Mrs. Jones, a lodging house keeper. The drink was given her by the wife of a pensioner. Marriage of Miss Tredwell.-The marriage took place at St. Michael's on Wednesday in last week between Francis Henry Jea- cock, London and only son of Mr. W. Jeaoock, Wellesbourne, Warwick, and Dor- othy Alice Tredwell Weden House, South- road. The honeymoon is being spent at Bournmouth. Ystwyth Lodge.—This lodge held its week- ly meeting at Progress Hall on Friday night last. A splendid paper was read by Mr. Richard Rowlands on the Influence of custom on character." A pianoforte solo was given "by Miss Doughton: recitation by Mr. David Davies: song by the Lodge; re- citation by Mr. Tommy Jones, Arwertli- iant y Caethwas," pianoforte solos by Miss Rosie Jones, and Miss Edwards, Laurels; song by Miss Edith Owen, Smart Police Work.—A commission agent named Wilson was advertized in the Police Gazette" as wanted at Haverfordwest for stealing a bicycle. Sergeant Phillips saw a man about noon on Mondaut Aberystwyth answering to the description given. He made enquiries, and finding his suspicions to be correct, he apprehended the man, and took him into- custody. He was handed over on the following day to a member of the Pembrokeshire Constabulary, and was taken to Haverfordwest, where he now., awaits his trial. SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesdavtevening.MrWm.Tbomas (chair- man). presiding Mrs Griffith, Professor Edwards and the RevW.Matthews werealso'present—Votes of thanks were "passed to Mr R. Williams, Rheidol Foundry, for a erift of a eras engine piston, connect- ing rod, etc and to Mr Morgan, architect for two bundles of the Architect," and the Architect's Oompendinm," for 1902. beth for the use of the building clar-q.-This was all the business of public interest. Tea and Entertainment.—In connection with the St. Michael's Band of Hope a tea was given at the Buarth Hall on Tuesday week last. About 170 children partook of the good things provided, and evidently en- joyed themselves thoroughly. The follow- uig ladies and gentlemen assisted:—Miss Gilbertson, the Misses Burbidge, the Misses Pike, Miss Hackney, Miss Nicklin Miss E. Nicklin, Miss Knight, Miss Tateham; Miss Ellis Morgan, the Rev. J. E. Lloyd, Mr. James Morgan, and Mr. Evered Davies. In the evening there was a magic lantern en- tertainment. when local views, kindly lent by Mr. Tateham, were exhibited. The lantern was manipulated by the Rev J. Hind Farmer, who was ably assisted by Mr. D. Jones, 20, New-street. The views were much appreciated by a large sudien". B.W.T.A.—A meeting of the members of the British Women's Temperance Associa- tion was held on Tuesday evening in last week, when a presentation was made to Mrs. T. E. Roberts, who has just resigned the presidentship after serving in that office for ten years. The presentatiod- consisted of a silver rose bowl on ebony plinth, suit- ably inscribed, and was handed to Mrs. Roberts by Miss Maria Jones on behalf of the members. Mrs. Roberts suitably ac- knowledged. The chair was occupied by Mrs T. Williams, the president, who was sup- frted^ by Mrs. Evan Hugh James, Mrs. T. Ellis, and Mrs. Francis (secretary), Tea was afterwards partaken of, this having been provided by a few of the members. There were over 100 present, and the meet- ing proved a most enjoyable one. PntLIC LIBRARY.—The usual monthly meeting of this committee was held last Tuesday evening, the chairman. Councillor T. J. Samuel, presiding. Other members present lwere Councillors C. M. Williams, Wm. Thomas, T. H. Edwards, Revs W. Matthews (vicar), T. A. Penry. and Geo. Eyre Evans. Messrs D. Samuel. N. H. Thomas, and Geo. Dayies. The book selection committee was em- powered to rirar, "p a list of new books to be added forthwith to the library. The town council was re- quested to advertise for plans for the new building the final selection not to be made until the Library Committee has bad the opportunity of inspecting them. The site acquired by the Town Council for the new building having been mentioned, several members took the opportunity of expressing their regret and surprise that the Council bad deemed it well to purchase the site without obtaining, in any way whatever, the wishes of the Public Library Committee, or of ascertaining the views of any 'of the gentlemen whom the Town Council co-opts to assist in the promotion of the publlc welfare in the matter of its Library. DOWNIB'S BLUEST.—The half-yearly meeting of the trustees was held at the Town Hall, on Thursday, the 7th inst, when there were present, Messrs E. P. Wynne (chairman), J. D. Perrott, F. R. Roberts, C. M. Williams, E. H. James, and Evan Evans (clerk). The accounts for the past year were examined.—The Clerk stated that the divi- dends on Consols were since last July reduced to 2tper cent, and that. consequently, there would be a reduction of £50 in the income of the charity. Upon this statement, the trustees requested the Clerk to inform the lady visitors to bear the fact in mind in forwarding their applications to the trustees. The Clerk further informed the trustees that after analysing the accounts of the lariy visit- ors during the past year he found that 154 indoor tickets and 705 outdoor tickets were used by the lady visitors, and that a considerable number of tickets had been returned to him unused. All the lady visitors were reappointed for the year 1904. A large number of applications for relief were con- sidered, and with a few exceptions grants were made on such applications. The Student's Dinner.—The male students at the University College have just taken an important step in the development of the social life of that institution by an arrange- ment to hold a common dinner daily. The idea emanated from Sir Lewis Morris, the senior vice-president of the College, who, at the annual meeting of the Court of Govern- ors in October last, deplored the lack of provision for male students similar to that provided for female students at the Alex- andra Hall. He suggested the holding of a common dinner just as there was at Oxford and Cambridge or at the Inns of Court. This he thought would bring the students more together, and would do for them very much what was being done by the Guild of Graduates for the old students. The mat- ter was warmly taken up by the Students' Council, with the result, that arrangements hare been made for the holding of a dinner daily at the Waterloo Hotel at a reasonable charge, The first dinner was held on Mon- day, and already over 100 students have joined the movement. The Students' Coun- cil has been fortunate in being able to come to an arrangement with the proprietary of the Waterloo Hotel. The hotel is centrally situated, and recent alterations and exten- sions carried out there have made it one of the largest and best appointed temperance hotels in the whole of Wales. SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS.-As briefly an- nounced in a recent issue, a proud distinc- tion has been conferred upon one of the sons of Penparke, ia that Mr. Walter W. Thomas has been appointed president of the Society of Architects for the year 1903-4. Born at Haverfordwest, he received his education at the Penparke private school, at that time or'3 of the most prominent educational in- stitutions in the country, and of which his' father was headmaster. Mr. Walter Tho-' mas was still young when he went to Liver- pool. where, for twelve years, he studied architecture, finishing his architectural edu- cation at the Liverpool Institute, and finally commencing practice in Melville Chambers. Soon after he moved to his pre- <sent premises in Lord-etreet, where he has been established for the last twenty-seven -years. Mr. Thomas has been the architect of numeror^ public buildings in Liverpool. and in Wales he has built a large number of board school and workhouses on distinct- ly model lines. Mr. Thomas was for three years a member of the Toxteth School Board until the district was absorbed into Greater Liverpool in 189-5, in which year he was el- ected to the (*itv Council without a contest for the PrTnces Park Ward, and fie is the only memrp- of the Council since thnt dute I who has been returned three, times without who has been returned three, times without opposition, jiijd hold the seat for sey'in rs Mr. Thomas ia very popular with all classes of the community in Liverpool, a fact (says the" Architects Magazine which those who are acquainted with the genial President can roadily understand. C.E.T.S.—At the weekly meeting of the Sf, Michael's Branch of the C E.T S. heir) on Friday evening last, the following programme was gone tbrongh: song Miss Jenny Jenkins, song Miss Corfield. pianoforte solo Mr 1 Thomas, song Mr A Llovd Williams, recitation Mrs Corfieid, song Mr J J Davies. song Miss Jenny Jónes, song Mr W Pierce. The chairman was the Rev J E Lloyd. RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.—The second ;r:r,ua! meeting of the Ratepayers' Association was held on Tuesday evening at the New Market Hall. Mr Rufus Williams (president), occupied the chair, and the attendance numbered 16. The President, re- viewing the work of the Association for fce past two years said he thought they could claim that during its existence it bad been of some good to the town, and he instanced the questions of the Corporation finances and the markets and fairs. The election of officers for the ensuing year was proceeded with as follows :—President, Mr J. C. Rea; vice-presidents, Messrs L. Bearne and F. Bennison treasurer, Mr Edward Evans, J.P., (re- elected) secretary, Mr T. G. Thomas (re-elected). The executive committee, markets committee, and fiuance committee were also appointed.-In accord- ance with notice given, Mr H. C. Richards propos- ed that the minimum subscription of the Associa- tion be reduced from 2/6 per annum to 1/- per annum. He did this in order that an opportunity should be given working men to join the Associa- tion.—Mr Fred Morgan seconded, and Mr D. J. Lewis supported.—Mr F. Bennison proposed as an amendment that the minumum subscription be 2/ Anyone who could not afford to pay 2/ they did not want them.—Mr William Richards seconded.— Messrs C. M. Williams, L. Bearne, and J. B. Lewis also supported the original proposition, vhich, on a division, was carried with only two dissentients.— Mr Beunison: I don't think jit will increase our Associati on by one iota.—A vote of thanks was accorded the retiring president for his services dur- ing the past year, on the proposition of Mr L. Bearne, seconded by Mr Fred Morgan —In acknow- ledging, Mr Williams said he hoped none of their friends would look upon them as a bad, wicked, vindictive lot of people. None of them looked it, and none of them were. He hoped the town would look upon them with nicer eyes in the future, and would be nearer the truthsometimeg than they had been. If they were quite truthful they wotfld like it better. PETTY SESSIONS. The weekly Petty Sessions were held on Wed- nesday before Mr Isaac Hopkins (mayor) Messrs R. J. Jones, C. M. Williams, George Davies, and John Watkius. Drunkenness.—David Davies, Glenydd, labourer, was charged with being drunk in Great Darkgate- street on December 30th last.—Defendant did not appear, but his sworn evidence was read.—Fined 108 and costs, there being a previous conviction. A Breeze on the Bench.—David Davies. Loveden- cottage, Commins Cocb, carpenter, was summoned fur being drunk on licensed premises at the Coop- ers Hotel on January 4th. 1904.-Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the defence.—P. C. Thomas Jones said about 10.15 p.m. on the date in question he visited the Coopers and found defendant drunk and sleeping on the bar, with a glass of beer on the table in front of him. Mr Morgan went inside and turned defendant out, when he commenced cursing and swearing, and created a disturbance. Mr Morgan said to defendant—" You are not going to come here any more, you have got me into trouble already." A friend came and took him away by force. Cross-examined He was in the room about a couple of minutes. Defendant was wobbling in his sleep, and this was all he saw. He had not been enquiring for witnesses.—Benjamin William Benjamin, carrier at Nanteos, said he remembered the policeman coming in. Defendant was speaking to him, and bad not had time to go to sleep. He was perfectly sobel in the house. Cross-examined, witness did not see the policeman calling Mr Mor- gans. Defendant walked out himself, and he did not see the landlord helping him.—Richard Davies said the man was sober, and of this he had not the shadow of a doubt. He behaved during the three quarters of an hoef he (witness) was there, like a sober man. He was conversiug until five minates before the policeman came in. The policeman only popped his head in, and walked out again. Davies walked out as a sober man would, and wit- ness did not hear any great disturbance.—Cross- examined Mr Morgan did not ask any other per- son to go out, and only asked Davies to go eut, be- cause the policeman mentioned him.—M. Warring- ton said the policeman only popped his head in and went oat. The man was quite sober.-John Elias Jones gave corroborative evidence.—Morgan Morgan, the Coopers HotelAaid the man was sober.— Cross-examined He called defendant out because the policeman asked him to. Witness told defendant.that if he was drunk he was to go straight home, and he did so. He (witness) told the policeman that he would call witnesses from those present, but the policeman replied—" These people cannot speak the truth."—The Mayor The case is dismissed, and we are very sorry the case has been brought forward.—Mr C. M. Williams There was no expression that we were sorry. The policeman gave;his evidence straight enough.—Mr A. J. Hughes I am certain, and the Bench I am sure are equally certain, that he has made a mis. take.—Mr R. J. Jones I think he ought to have got more evidence. Mr Williams*: The case is over now.—Mr Hughes I ask for costs, then. —Mr Williams: The Bench have dven their decision to dismiss the case. Mr Hughes: I Why should not have tie costs. I think it is only fair.—Mr R. J. Jones I think it is a very unfortunate case, and am sorry the policeman has brought it forward.—The Clerk The majority of the Bench refuse the costs.—Mr Hughes I hope when there is a victuallers' case, you will not give the costs to the other side. It is only fair.
TREGARON Trotting Match.—Judging from the efforts of the trotting match committee this year's event should again be a success.. The mem- bers of the committee met at the Town Hall on Tuesday week. Lieutenant Powell, Glan- brenig was appointed chairman of the com- mittee, Mr. John Williams, punior, Pont- arganddwr, treasurer; and Moiars. Bail Jones, Tyngwyndwn, and Ben Davies, Llwyri- gwynau, secretaries, Messrs. Will Lloyd, Penybont, R. O. Jones, Esgerhendy, Daniel Benjamin, Maesalwad, Jones, junr., Tyns- wydd, Daniel Williams Derigaron, and Jones, junior, Maesglas were added to the com- mittee in the place of the retiring members. The Committee fixed March 15th (the day preceding Fiair Garon) as the day of the races. Destroyed their own clothes.—Two tramps who gave their names and addresses as George Lewis, Pembroke, and Edwartf Le- hearn, Montreal, Canada, were brought up in custody at the Town Hall on Tuesday, before Messrs. D. J. Williams in the chair, R. S. Rowlands and Dr Lloyd, and charged by Mr. M. Morgan, workhouse master, with destroying their own clothes whilst at the tramp ward of the W orkhouse-Both admitted the offence.—Mr. Morgan said that they were admitted on Friday evening, and on Saturday morning when their clothes, they simply tore them to pieces, stating that it was high time that they should be destroyed, as they were covered with vermin. Otherwise said the master, they were very offensive.—The Bench sent the mto prson for three weeks' with hard labour. Parish Council.—The ordinary meeting of the members of the Parish Council was held on Friday evening. In the absence of the chairman, Mr. Thos. Evans, Albion House, Hr. E. I Davies, Pantsteriff, presided, There were also present Messrs. Rees Jones, D. Thomas, E. J. Evans, H. W Jones, Jos- eph Edwards, John Jones, S Hughes, and tne clerk Miss Jenkins. The report of the Path Committee was asked for, but none of the members constituting that authority were present at the commencement of the meeting, and consequently it was at first resolved to defer the matter until the next meeting, Later, in the meeting, Mr. E. J. Evans put in an appearance, and as a mem- ber of the committee stated that the work required at Fullbrook had been entrusted to Mr. John Jones, Tanrhiw, but he could not say whether the work had been com- menced with or not.—In accordance with a notice given at the previous meeting, Mr. David Thomas brought forward for the con- sideration of the Council the question of flie money derived from the proceeds of the Cookery Class. He left thequestion open to the members.—Mr. W. H. Jones propos- ed that the money in hand be devoted to- wards entertaining the Council to a dinner. No one, however, sceonded this epicurean proposed.—Mr. David Thomas proposed that the money—thirty-two shillings-be entrust- ed to a committee of three members to buy a few books for presentation to the library of the County SchooL-Mr. E. J. Evans re- marked that he agreed with this proposal, and seconded it.—Mr. Joseph Edwards pro- posed that the amount be given towards the funds of th eTown Reading-room.—Mr. H. W. Jones seconded.—After being pnt to the meeting Mr. Thomas' proposal was that a few books be presented to the County School was carried. Messrs. Edwards, and I ■Tones protested ngninst it. the f^rrr; st-it- fhit lie would not again support the TViding-room.
LORD STANLEY AT A JB E ii 1 b i W i TH. Opening of the Drill Hall. A Brilliant Gathering. Progress ;of the Volunteer Movement. The Right Hon. Lord Stanley, C.B., M.P., the Postmaster General, and formerly one of the secretaries of the War Office, per- formed the opening ceremony in connection with the new Drill ilS}ll of the 1st Cardigau RG.A. Volunteers at Aberystwyth on Fri- day afternoon. Although their existence hitherto has been a brief one, the 1st Car- digans have already secured for themselves a high place in the estimation of C*ne towns- people, and Tuesday's gathering was au, ample and conclusive demonstration of this fact. this happy result is due in a la.g, measure to the popular commander, Capt. u. Fossett Roberts, who has sacrificed time and money to bring his corps to a state 01 the utmost efficiency, and to make it worthy of the best traditions of military history. Up to the present, the corps had labouieu under a serious disadvantage through the want of a suitable drill iiall. Captain 1.00- erts, with characteristic enterprise, has now removed that obstacle, and the corps status in the proud position of having as fine a drill hall as that possessed by any other company of Volunteers in the country. The presence of Lord Stanley, secured mainly through the kindly offices of Mr. Vauguau Dayies, M.P., gave an added interest to the opening ceremony. His Lordship arrived at Aberystwyth by the 2.30 p.m. train, anu was welcomed on the platform by Mi. Vaughan Davies, and Captain Roberts. The, precints of the Station were crowded witii people, who gave the distinguished visitor a hearty reception. Accompanied by Air. Davies, he immediately drove to the Queen's Hotel, the streets en route having been j gaily decorated with flags, etc. The opening ceremony had been fixed for four o'clock, and punctually at that hour his Lordship arrived at the Smithfield-road end of the new entrance, where he was re- ceived by the Commanding Officer and offi- cers of other regiments. Despite a persist- ent downpour of rain, both sides of Smith- field-road were thickly lined with people, who loudly cheered his Lordship. On ap- proaching the door Mr. G. T. Bassett, the architect, presented Lord Stanley with a silver Key, who then formally declared the hall open. Already a large and fashionable gathering had assembled inside the hall, comprising members of most of the county families and the leading townspeople. One half of the spacious hall had been set aside for members of the corps, who were drawn up in charge of the officers, namely, Captains L. J. Mathias, R. E. H. Morgan, and J C Rea, Lieutenant H Roberts, Second Lieu- tenant G. E. Blackwell, Surgeon Lieutenant Abraham Thomas, M.B., Veterinary Lieu- tenant R. D. Williams, and Chaplain the Rev. J. E. Lloyd. There were also present detachments of the Cardigan Royal Garri- son Artillery (Militia), the Cardiganshire Squadron of the Pembrokeshire Imperial Yeomanry (in command of Lieutenant Pow- ell), and the 5th V. B. South Wales Border- ere Aberystwyth College Company. The guard of honour gave the general salute as his Lordship entered the hall, and he im- mediately proceeded to inspect the corps. The interior of the building presented a most animated scene. The walls had been artistically festooned, and at one end the letters E.R. and a crown had been pret- tily arranged with fairy lamps. Appropri- ate decorations had also been formed about the platform, consisting of Indian clubs, single sticks, lances, swords, etc. The whole was set off fo a great advantage by the brilliant electric light with which the build- ing is illuminated. On the platform were Captain Fossett Roberts (who presided), the Lord-lieutenant of Cardiganshire (Colonel H. Davies-Evans), Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P., Colonel Hop- kins, Cardiff, officer commanding the Militia and Volunteer Artillery, Severn Defences; Colonel Picton Evans and Captain Picton Evans, Cardigan; Major Taunton. officer commanding Cardiganshire Artillery Militia (adjutant), Captain MacdWald (adjutant). Captain Ainsworth Davies, Lieutenant Step- hens, and others. At the outset, the Mayor of Aberystwyth (Mr. Isaac Hopkins) and the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes) ascended the platform, and the latter read an illuminated address of welcome to Lord Stanley on befifalf of the Mayor and Corporation, who were present in their robes of office. The address was as follows:— Weare proud to have the opportunity of welcoming one who bears a name so famous in the records of English history, and who is following in the footsteps of a long line of noble ancestors who have de- voted their abilities and their lives to the .welfare and improvement of their fellow- countrymen. We beg to assure you that the corporation have taken a great inter- est in the formation of a Volunteer corps, and look with pride on the fact that, al- though such a small town, over 300 men have enrolled themselves since the 31st of August, 1901, and we are sure that the increased accommodation, facilities, and attraction which the new hall provides, together with your lordship's visit, will still further stimulate and help forward the movement ,having for its object the defence and well-being of our country and the development of our manhood, to which the corporation will always give a ready and helping hand. In conclusion it is our sincerest prayer that health and strength may be long granted to you to occupy a prominent position in the coun- sels of his Majesty's Ministers, and to continue the deep interest you have al- ways taken in the Volunteer movement. Lord Stanley, in "acknowledging the ad- dress, said he thanked them most sincerely for the very kind address that they had been good enough to give him. It was, indeed, a pleasure to come there and to hear what he had believed would be the case, and that was that the people of this country thor- oughly realised that their citizen soldiers were at all times ready to give their aid and assistance, and to co-operate with those who were invested with the duty of carrying on municipal work. He felt perfectly certain that when they got that happy combination of municipal authorities and civilian soldiers, and that citizens, whether they be engaged in municipal work, or whether they be en- gaged-as so many there that day were—in fitting themselves to play any part in the defence of the country to which they be- longed that when those two combined it would, indeed, be a happy day for those who had to administer the affairs of this country, and one which would, undoubtedly, prove of the greatest possible strength and benefit to the Empire. Their kindly references to himself he could only thank them most sin- cerely for. They had been good enough in the address to express a hope that he should long remain a member of his Majesty's Coun- cil, and that while he remained that he would siill take a great interest in the Volunteer Forces. His time in the Council of his Majesty's ministers might be short, but his interest in the Volunteers would not be co-existent only with his ministerial life, but would, as he hoped to prove, exist as long as he himself lived (applause). Captain G. Fossett Roberts said he had the honour to lay before them a short ac- count of the work and position of the corps. Formed in 1901. this eorps was the first to receive the sanction to be established dur- ing the reign of his Majesty the King. The strength when first returned in 1901 was 194. In 1902 the strength was 246, and in 1903 the strength was 249. To-day the strength was 281, all the officers and men being recruited from the town of Aberyst- wyth. Since the corps had been formed, they had been to camp on two occasions, and each time over 90 per cent, of the men attended camp. Up to the present this corp had been very much hampered for the want of suitable headquarters, and the Corpora- tion of Aberystwyth, when approached, vpry kindly nominated the site upon which the present building had been erected. They granted a long lease at a very moderate ground rent, and they thanked them for their assistance in obtaining this valuable site. It was hardly necessary for him to point out that the rapid increase which 1"1 been made of late in the strength of this corps was dne very largely to tne fact that thev had got good headquarters, and was ) n's.T due to another fact—which might not j be wnlMcnown to ;> of them—that th:s I co-ps had recently b011 re-armed with modern UllS. He took this opportunity of thanking those people who had given gifts to the corps. lie would refer to two only. tie thanked the Lord Lieutenant for the ,-p .i muti lie yave ior fire discipline, and Mr. R. C. Kicuards, Penglaisej for a cup winch he gave for fire effect. He also took this opportunity of thanking very warmly Air. aughan Davies for wiiat he had done ior the corps (hear, hear). He had been a friend to the corps, and whenever they had required assistance or advice they had gone to Lavies, who had generally been able to satisfy them. In conclusion, Captain Roberts thanked Lord Stanley for his pre- sence there that day. Coionel Davies Evans then rose to pro- pose a vote of thanks to Lord Stanley. He said it was his pleasant duty to welcome Lord Stanley on behalf of the county. He as su;e they all felt very grateful to his La: cship for travelling so great a distance and at great inconvenience to himself and in very inclement weather to be present there. He would assure Him that though then climate might appear inhospitable, that their hearta were quite the reverse in regard to him. There was no man of what- ever shade of opinion but who felt grateful to the family of his Lordship for the great sot vices which they had rendered to this country in the past. They were all very grateful to him also for the service Lord Stanley had rendered to the country during ins public career.. More especially did they tha.nk him there that day for the great in terest which he had always taken in the Volunteer movement, and tor the great ser- vice he had rendered to this corps in parti- cular. He only hoped that the inspection ne had made of them that afternoon would show that his confidence in them had not been misplaced. They would not expect Volunteers to be perfection. Walking round the ranks of this corps, in their gen- eral turn-out—and he must say in their behaviour in camp-he thought they were as good as could be expected. He was an old soldier himself, and he could say that well and carefully drilled sodiers got uncommon- y rusty if they were out of practice for a jiiort time. He thought it was wonderful the way these Volunteer corps, with the small amount of drill they had, could turn out and-go through their drills. Here they had most excellent material, and it rested with the authorities in London, if the occa- sion ever rose—but he hoped it never would —when the service of such men was needed to put it to the best use. He begged to propose a vote of thanks to Lord Stanley for his great kindness in coming there that day. (applause.) Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P., said it gave him great pleasure to second the proposi- tion. Dealing with the auxiliary forces of the country, Mr. Davies said it was not often that they had the opportunity in this part of the country of placing this important and vital question before the people, and also with so distinguished a minister as Lord Stanley present. He would deal first of all with the Militia. They had a Militia in this county of which they were all proud, and he had once had the honour of serving in it for a number of years. Many of them wanted to know why the Militia service in this country was diminishing in the way it was. He would take the opportunity of stating his ideas before such a distinguished soldier as they had there that day, and one who, he knew, had seen the Militia in try- ing circumstances in South Africa. Their ambition was to stamp out conscription. It was whispered in the country, and they must look to their auxiliary forces. He thought the foundation of their auxiliary forces was the Militia. Some of them were old enough to remember the Crimea war, where some of the greatest battles were fought by the Militia, and they would, naturally like to know now why the Militia was diminishing. He believed it was that terrible octapus called red-tape. If they wanted a Militia to be popular in the county they must let that Militia remain in that county for its train- ing at least once in every three years. A Militiaman did not look at that training as simply soldiering. He wanted also a cer- tain amount of amusement. He liked his best girl to see him in his uniform (laughter.) Some years ago the numbers of their regi- ments were taken from them, and they were called by territorial names. Since then the iMlitia were constantly sent into camp away from their county, and, therefore, lost touch of their county. He hoped those in authority would do all they could to bring their Militia back to its old status. He said this knowing that a great any Militia offi cers had great difficulty in keeping up the number of their officers and men. There was another distinguished body of men call- ed the Yeomanry. In old days the Yeo- manry was simply intended to give great landlords uniforms and the men a pleasant week. Since those days they had had the war in South Africa, and the Yeomanry had come out of that so splendidly that now they had become a different force entirely There was a question raised now as to how they should be armed id the future. It was a matter for experts whether they should be armed with a sword or rifle. Mounted riflemen in South Africa had done splendid work. All he hoped was that if tney were given rifles those rifles would shoot straight and not round corners (laugh- ter and applause.) Speaking of the Volun- teers, Mr. Davies said they had been in this country for 100 years, but the force as they knew it now had been in existence for something like forty years. It was a matter of national importance that this force should be kept up to their full strength. Again, they wanted to know why some of the best regiments in England were losing their men and officers. He had no hesitation in say- ing again that it was due to red-tapeism. He was speaking from experience. Why were the Volunteer regiments diminishing in number ? He was of opinion that if the strength of the Volunteer force was to be kept up, they must bring in the employers of the men. He supposed 70 or 80 of the Volunteer force of this country were men who were employed, and whose time was not their own. The authorities should intro- duce regulations which would suit the em- ployers, and the men, too. If they did that they would find, with the military instinct of the country, the strength of the regi- ments go up again. There was a Commis- sion sitting at. the present time.—they seemed to live in the days of commissions, some real, some not (laughter). But he could safely say that the Commission he re- ferred to was one that must be received with the greatest care by the people of this country, and not only by the people, but even by the Government, and Parliament itself. His reason for saying that was that the chairman of that Commission, the Duke of Norfolk, bore a name that no one could doubt but that that report would be an honourable, honest, and trutUful one. And they were bound to accept it as a very great measure of what the future of this military force would be. He spoke with a certain amount of authority in ieferjmce to the Duke of Norfolk, because wnen he was Post- master General he had a great deal to do with him. He found him a great business man one who went into things himself, and there was many a district in Cardiganshire at the present moment reaping the benefit of his kindness and generosity. He hoped the present Postmaster General, when he appealed to him on behalf of the people of Cardiganshire would deal with him in the same generous manner (hear, hear). Then came the question of whether the" Volunteers were really worthy of the confidence of the country, and he did not think he could ap- peal to anyone better than Lord Stanley. He was one of Lord Roberts' right hand men, and knew what they did in South Africa (applause). There they proved them- selves worthy of standing in line with the British soldier, and men who did that were worthy of the confidence of the nation. Every part of Scotland, England, and Wales sent representatives to that war, and he knew he would be interpreting the wishes of the people of Aberystwyth and North Car- diganshire in welcoming a Cardiganshire man on that platform that afternoon, one who went to South Africa with his own corps, upheld the honour of his country, and brought everyone of his men back safe- ly, namely, Captain Picton Evans (applause.) He now wished to convey his personal thanks to Lord Stanley for the great assist- ance he gave him when he appealed to him for help m getting the guns for the corps. Had it not, been for his powerful help they would not have had these guns entrusted to them. Now that they had the guns, he hoped he would be allowed to make another appeal to him, that he would use his great power as a soldier and as a minister to give them an adjutant, and if he did that they would then have everything complete Hiear, hear). He thanked Lord Stanley for coming there that day, and could assure him that the men he saw before him were proud of the King's uniform, and nothing on their part would they ever do to make hi I regret that he had paid them the PIT eat ^ompl'ment of opening the hall on that oc- casion (cheers.) The vote was put to the meeting, and carried with acclamation. Lord Stanley, in replying, said he could assure them that it was "with the greatest possible pleasure that he had come there. He had had some experience in the Army, having served some years, and some experi- ence of the administration of the Army, having served in the War Office but that day had given him a new thought with regard to the Army, and that was that in the amount of changes in uniform one thing had certainly not been taken into account, viz., the extraordinary discomfort of public speaking in military uniform (laughter). Mr. Vaughan Davies had alluded to his having helped them to get the corps the modern guns now in their possession, and had thanked him for them; incidentally, he might say, Mr. Davies had also thanked him for favours to come (laughter). He was only too glad in any way to help those who helped themselves, and there was not the slightest doubt that in that particular case they were helping themselves. He had al- ways taken the greatest possible interest In the Volunteer forces, and lately he had been enabled to attend one or two similar func- tions, where he found the great difference that there was coming over the whole of the Volunteer forces. He had always th&Qght that it was a misnomer to think of what they called the Volunteers as the only Volun- teer force, when, as a matter of fact, the whole of our army was a Volunteer army. (hear, hear). The whole of them came for- ward purely and simply from patriotic mo- tives, and with the view of doing what laid to their hand for the defence* of the country to which they belonged; therefore, the Re- gulars, the Militia, the Yeomanry, and the Volunteers were only so many grades of a huge Volunteer army. But he would, that afternoon allude more particularly to the Volunteers, and he would ask them to be- lieve him—probably they would not— (laughter)—when he said that in his defence of the War Office he was unbiassed. He saw the faults therein as clearly as anybody, but he also often saw that many things which were put down to the War Office as faults were not faults, at all events^, of their own making, or faults which it was at all possible for them in any way to remedy. Taking the Volunteer force, he asked them to take the post the War Office occupied with regard to it; let them clearly recog- nise one thing, and that was that the Volun- teer force of to-day was neither what the Volunteer force was when it was erected, nor was it what it was intended it should be The Volunteer force, like 80 many things in this country, had, so to speak..¡ grown out of itself, and like so many other things people had seen it might not be growing quite in the right direction, and yet have been unwilling to touch it and had left others who came after them to remedy any faults that should be found. In the days when the Volunteer force was created it consisted of men who, without "pay of any sort, no actual pay but allowance for uni- form, with no equipment given to them in any shape or form, resolved themselves into bodies of men with the view much more of inculcating into this country a patriotic love of country and a patriotic feeling that in all circles this country must be defended, than of making themselves a real force on which this country could depend. But those days had gone by, and gradually the Volun- teer force had grown up a large organisation, which never had, until quite recently, any definite duties assigned to it. He knew that it had always been imagined that for years past those at the head of the Army were willing to look upon the Volunteer force as being the real reserve on which to rely in the days of danger. He said it was believed because he was perfectly certain as a matter of fact that whatever they themselves said they did not believe it, and, therefore, the matter was allowed to drift. Then came the war in South Africa—a great crisis in our history—when it became necessary for the Government b look from the disciplined and drilled regular troops of the country to those purely Volunteer regiments, whether they be Militiar-because service abroad was just as voluntary to the Militia as to the Yeomanry—or the Volunteers, and they all knew how nobly they responded to the ap- peal (applause). There was not a man who had been in South Africa who did not realise the enormous assistance that all three forces gave in the successful termination of that war. When, therefore, the man with whom he was most intimately acquainted, LeÑ Roberts (cheers)—came back to- asBume the Commandership-in-Chief of the Army there went into that office a man who, alone of all generals commanding a big force in any period of their history. had seen the force of which he was speaking actually at work in the field, and had been able to judge for himself bv practical experience of their mer- its, and, having seen. and judged them, he came back as he (the speaker) could testify, with the firm determination that once for all it should be an exploded idea that the Volunteers were not a force which could be relied upon. Lord- Roberts came bac £ pre- pared to become adviser in that direction, but he contended that he must be allowed to attach conditions to that acceptance. That was the cAšê with regard to the forces which were now the mainstay of England in her home defence. Lord Roberts was ready to accept the duties, but he also asked that there should be conditions imposed on the Volunteer force wftich would make it, in his opinion, thoroughly efficient. Anybody who saw those troops working in South Africa would not for a moment doubt their gallan- try, but if there was one thing which was equally obvious, it was the very different standard of efficiency between tibe regular regiments and the Volunteer service. He blamed to a great extent, the regular in- specting officers, regiments being toJd they were perfect when it was perfectly well known that they were not perfect. That must be made a thing of the past; all troops must be told the truth, however disagreeable it was, and told what was the minimum stan- dard of efficiency, and if they did not act up to that, then the nation was none the weak- er if the nation got rid of them. It was with that object that a standard was drawn up for the instruction of the Volunteers. At first there was a great outcry, but a small Committee of the War Office, of which he was himself a member, unanimously found that, with very little alteration here a.nd there they were able to so alter the I rules as would secure for those at the War Office efficiency, and for those who wanted to come up to that efficiency to do so. The best proof of that was the statement by Captain Roberts that, in spite of the con- ditions imposed, ninety per cent. of the men of the Aberystwyth corps had gone into camp to do what was required of them. If they had their 300 men of whom 90 per cent would go into camp and do what was asked of them, he would infinitelyner have that 300 than 1,000 men undftT the olckstandard. (Cheers). Numbers did not for strength; they were a factor on paper ana paper only, a man who was thoroughly efficient was worth 20 of those who, in the old days, as long as they wore the uniform, cared for nothing else. When they came to look into those tilings they had a justifica- tion that the War Office was not so full of fed tape as imagined. Rfules for one Volun- teer regiment might not suit another; in one case the men might be living close to a drill-hall, while in another a man might have to walk seven or eight miles. Those difficulties were being gradually overcome. There were men at the War Office,, espec- ially Sir Alfred Turner, the head of the aux- iliary forces, imbued with the wish to do all they could to make the Volunteers a thor- oughly efficient force. (Hear, hear.) He believed it was coming—he was not sure whether it had not arrived—that there might be a diminution in numbers, but it was hand-in-hand with that increase of efficiency which would enable the military authorities to say, as they said now, that on the Volun- teer force the Government, and country, and Empire, could rely, and need have no fear that their trust would in any way miscarry. Three ringing cheers having been given to his lordship by the men, the band of the corps, conducted by Mr. Jack Edwards, played the National Anthem, and the pro- ceedings terminated. In the evening Lord Stanley was private- ly entertained by the officers at the Queen's Hotel. The new drill hall is situated off Smith- field-road and it cost £2)500, the architect being Mr G T Bassett. F.R.I.B.A. and the builders Messrs Owen Bros., of Aberystwyth. It is constructed of brick, with best brick facings inside and cemented outside. The I armoury is a detached building. The hall J is 170ft. long and 58ft. wide. Near the main j entrance are an office, harness-room, anjl 1 lavatories, and near by is a staircase leading | to a balcony access is obtained to the officers' room. the men's recreation room, and non-commissioned offieers'-room. On tho top floor a large room is to be used as n band-room and a store-room. The roof n earned by steel trusses, and the building is J lit by electricity. i
NEWCASTLE ElLYN MARRIAGE OF Mil. JOHN PHILLIPS. An interesting wedding took place at the Graig Baptist Chapel on Wednesday Decem- ber cJUtli when the mabitants throiijjfed the streets, and filled te sacred edifice, in order to witness the ceremony, and to do honour to the nuptials of Miss Lizzie liywater (grand daughter ot the late Rev. John Bywater, Calvinistic 'Minister, for many years at Bryn- mawr), and Mr. John Phillips second son of Rev. Evan Phillips, and headmaster of the Emlyn Grammar School. The chapel was beautifully decorated with floweis, etc, by the lady members of Graig. The service was conducted by the Rev Symlog Morgan, pastor, and the Rev Wm. Thomas oi Cwm- dare. The best man was Mr. John PhiUips (uncle of bridegroom). The bride was given away away by her uncle, Mr. Howell Evans, Aberarad. fcilie was handsomely dressed in cream crepaline and a cream picture hat will long cream feathers to match. The bride carried a lovely bouquet of white cry- santhemums and maiden hair ferns. The bridesmaids were Miss Rachel Phillips (sis- ter of bridegroom), Miss S. A. Edwards (cousin of bride), and Miss H. Jones (cousin of bridegroom), and wore light heli- trope dresses trimmed with cream insertion and large black picture hats trimmed with black ostrich feathers. Each of the brides- maids were presented with Bibles by the bridegroom. Mr. F. Davies abiy presided at the organ and played the Wedding March," together with other selections or music. The wedding ceremony having being concluded the happy pair, on emerging from the chapel, were greeted with (diowars of rice, and other manifestations of good feeling from their numerous friends. The wedding party drove to Penvbank, where the wedding breakfast 'was partaken of. Addresses were delivered by several of the gentlemen present, and the Rev. Symlog Morgan read some verses he had composed for the occasion. Before the departure of the newly-married pair left by the mid-day train for London, where the honeymoon is being spent, the Rev. Evan Phillips pro- nounced the benediction. The following is the list of presents:— Mr. Howell Evans, uncle of bride, cheque; Mr. J. W. Bywater and family,Wilkes Barre America, father and sisters of Bride, mas- sive silver tea service; Miss Evans, aunt of the bride, household linen; Rev. Wm. Thomas, cousin of the bride, biscuit jar; Misses Edwards cousin of the bride, bed- room ware; Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, father and mother of the bridegroom,cheque Re. Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Abercynon, sister and brother in law of bridegroom, silver cake stand; Dr. Phillips, brother and sister in law of the bridegroom, cheque; Miss Maggie Phillips, sister of the bridegroom, dinner service; Miss Rachel Phillips, sister of the. bridegroom, Travelling bag'; Miss Magda- lene Phillips, silver table gong; Miss Ann Phillips, silver toast rack: Mr.D avy Phil- lips, brother of the bridegroom, books; Messrs. David and John Jones, Cwrcoed, uncles of the bridegroom, cheque; Mr. John Phillips, uncle of the bridegroom, cheque; Mr and Mrs Daniel Phillips, set of carvers and steel in case, saw and hammer Mr. T. J. Jenkins, cousin of the bridegroom, aner- oid barometer; Miss Hannah Jones, cousin of the bridegroom, pair of silver candle sticks; Mr. and Mrs D. and E. Evans cous- ins of the bride, silver mounted jam dish and spoon; Mr. and Mrs. Huxtable, cousins of the bride pair of paintings; Mr and Mrs E. H. Evans, Neath, wool cushions; Mrs. Owen, Plasyfelin, Neath, embroidered tray cloth; Dr. and Mre. J. Powell, walnut re- volving book stand; Mrs. Phillips, Swansea, silver mounted salad bowl; Mrs. Elias and Drs. Dan, and D. J. Thomas, clock; Mr. and Mrs Lloyd National Provincial Bank, silver egg cruet; Miss Alice Davies, Strea- tham Common, London, half dozen afternoon silver tea spoons, tongs, butter knife and i I_rl jam spoon in case; JWLt. and Miss Davies, Angel House, one. dozen table knives; Miss Getta Davies, do., table centre; Mr. and Mrs T. T. Elias, brass fire irons; Messrs. N. L. Hughes and E. G. Jones, National Provincial Bank, chased silver tea. tray Mr. and Mrs. T. Davies, Ty'rdre silver cruet stand and lamp; Rev and Mrs. Symlog Mor- gall, silver .mounted card basket; Mrs. Hu- bert Williams, Gwynfryn, silver mounted porcelain tea tray; Dr. and Miss Lloyd, Mount House, silver hot water jug; Mr. W. E. George, _dicitO! mh-er mwiiatodi JfÏÐM ja-r; Mr, Edward George, solicitor, cheque; Mr. J. H. Evans, solicitor, Brynmarlog, pair of metal candle sticks; Rev. Talfafi Davies, Closygraig, silver mounted flower vase; Rev. E. Thomas, Senghengdd, silver egg stand; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Evans, Car- marthen, gold mounted umbrella; Rev. and Mrs. Walters, Woodlands, silver bread fork; Miss A. M. Mathias, Market-square, draw- ing room chair; Miss Morris," Oxford-street, London, silver mounted cameo biscuit box; Miss Olwen Pritchard, pair of pictures; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, chemist, silver fish carvers in case; Miss Davies, stationers, mounted views; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Terra Cotta Buildings, silver mounted jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Tivy House, drawing room clock Mr and Mrs Anthony, Laburnum Villa, linen Duchesse toilet set; Miss M:, E. Evans, Brynderwen, case silver afternoon tea spoons and prongs; Miss Edith and Mya Davies, Penlan, Cenarth, case of carvers; Mr. Dan- iel Davies, Board School, silver mounted ink stand; Mr. J. E. James, Gwalia, set of carvers, and steel in case; Misses Williams, Danygraig, drawing room clock; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thomas boot shop, silver break- fast cruet and wine bottle and glass; Mr. Llewellyn Thomas, Pandy, silver cream jug and cake knife; Mi*. D. Richard Davies, Fountain Hall, inkstand; Mr. D. Richard James, Wernfach, cheque; Mr. J. L. Evans, Aberfan, silver mounted jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, Cambrian House, travel- ling rug; Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Davies, Wal- worth, London, silver mounted claret jug; Mr. Henry Davies, Sycbant, rack and clock combination; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Mathias, Ely, Cardiff, Hall card stand; Mrs. Davies, Bridgend, silver mounted pepper box, salt cellar and mustard pot; Mr. and Mrs. Nic- holas, Sunny Side, table lamp and half dozelJ knives; Misses. Thomas, Brohedyri;, silver cake knife; Mr. and Mrs Maurice, Adpar silver sifted sugar scuttle; Mr. and Mrs. T. Samuel. Llandyfriog, picture; Miss A. B. Samuel, Llanfriog, pair of vases; Miss Rosie Rees, Woodvilfet-road, Cardiff, silver cake basket; Miss M Davies, Castle street, silver sugar sifter; Mr. and Mrs. N. Sydal, Goodmead, Kent, set of silver inlaid vases; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Adpar Farm, set of jugs; Miss Thomas, Emlyn-square, china trinket set; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Police Station, Adpar, corded stoot; Mr. and Mrs. Harries, Police Station, photo frame; ■ Mr. and Mrs. Harries, Railway-ter- race, silver cake knife; Mis. R. Davies, Fountain. Hall, soup tureen; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Wein Cottage, preserving pan and saucepan; Miss May Evans. Brynhelig, sil- ver butter knife; Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, water sheet, coffee pot and stand; Mr and Mrs Daniel Davies, Water-street, pair sheets kitchen table, Miss Matilda Davies counterpane; Miss Jane Morgans, Ffinant square, 2 pairs of towels; Mrs. Edwards, London, case of scent bottles Mrs. Hughes, Ffinant-square, boiler; Mr. W. East, Lloydfs-terrace, tea service; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. James, Wernfach, china tea- pot, and hot water jug; Miss S. Thomas, Glazier-street, Brussels rug: Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Thomas, silver mounted scent bottle; Miss Parry, Lloyd-terrace, pair silver moun- ted salt cellars; Mrs Thomas, Cilgwyn Lodge, saucepan: Miss M. Morris, Morris- row silver butter knife and silver jam spoon; Miss Ellen Jones, Adpar, half dozen table knives; Miss Bridget Tho- mas, Pensarn, Llandyfriog, pair salt cellars in case; Mr and Mrs. Davies, deforest, pair of feather pillows; Mrs. Davies, Danko Farm, carvers; Mi-. and Mrs. Johnny Mor- gan, Quarry, Ffinant, pair of oak frame pictures, Miss May Lloyd, kettle holder; Miss Mabel Lloyd table centre; A Friend, mounted silver jam dish; Misses Gwennie and Maggie Jones 'Tai,nil's Hall, bellows: Mr and Mrs. Gibbon, plush rack; Miss Mary Evans, Quarry, Ffinnant, table cloth and ornaments; Miss James, Rhyrgoed facli, honey jar; Mr. John James, do., cut glass salt cellars; Mr. and Mrs. Picton Jonas, brass ink stand; Mr. and Mi s. Wil- liams, carriers, tea kettle; Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones, Railway-terrace, silver mounted pic- kle jar; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Davies, butcher, silver mounted dish and knife; Mies Nicho- las, Ffinant-street, knife, silver jam spoon; Mrs. Mary Evans, Bethel Chapel House, pair of brass candle sticks; A Friend, half- dozen silver tea spoons; Mrs. Lloyd, Bridge- street, silver bread knife; Mr. and Mrs. John James, Cawdor-terrace, oil painting; Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Thomas, Wern fach. brass candlesticks; Miss Hottie Lewis, Bridge- street, saucepan: Miss Rees. Woodlands, afternoon tea cloth; Mr. "and Mrs. D. Jen- Kins, Waunmarlog, tapestry table cloth; Miss H. E. D.ivie.s, LI.ifi-y- hr; table centre; Mrs. Davirm, 7n. Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, pair of plush buckets; Mr. and Mrs. Jime.,4 Mortis, Villa, Adpar, silver cake knife; Mrs. Jones, Water-street, tea- pot; Mrs. and Miss VVilliams, Sycamore- street, glass cake stand; Mr and Mrs. Ben Thomas, Cawdor-terrace, vaeil table cloth; Mr. and Mis. Hull, &t:it;on-te-silver mounted jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. Jivans, I London Mouse, iriemstitched linen sable cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands, saddler, glass water jug; Mr. Enoch Williams, bed. room mantel iail; Mr. Thoiuus, Shop, set of jugs; Mr. and Mrs. Rees Jones, Quarry, Finnant, frying pan and saucepan; Messrs. Evaus Jiros., tapestry tJole cloth; Miss James, Porth-street, pair linen pillow slips; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Emlyn tstores, glass jug and glasses; Mr. J. ,Liiion, table placque; Miss Adelaide James, Porth-street, glass sugar basin and cream jug; Miss Mary Eynon, Glanteifi House, photo fraaie; Mr. D. A. Lewis, Brynceri, carved hall chair; Master Evan George, photo frame; Mr. John J. Samuel, Flynant-street, ironing box and copper stand; Mrs. E. Lioyd Dav- ies, Lloyd- terrace, brass fire irons; Mrs. Evan Porth street, cheese stand; Miss Howells, Troedrhiw, Ffinant biscuit jar; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rees, Brynuioduei, metal jUg and cruet; Mrs Evans, and Mr D. T. Evans, Porth- street, ink stand; Miss Evans, lirynhelig, saucepan; Mrs. Ann Davies, lyliwya, boiler Mr. T. J. Thomas, jeweller, naif-dozen sil- ver desert spoons4 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parry, Jenkins, Water-street-, butter comer; Anne Davies, Tivy Terrace, saucepan; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan, Penlan, saucepan; Miss Gwladys Kean, inkstand; Mr. and Mrs Tom Davies, Ty'ryet, Aberarad, silver moun- ted biscuit jar and flower pot; Miss Rachel Evans, Penybank House, silver mounted fruit dish; Master Johnny Davies, Tyr'ryet, silver sugar tongs; Miss Rachel Elias, Ken- nel, Aberarad, set old china jugs; Miss Eliz- abeth Evans, Kennel, old china dish; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Evans, Ebenezer-street, set brass fire irons; Mr. J. J. Evans, Treo. plush cushion; Misses Hot and Mary Tho- mas, Aberarad, china fruit dish; Miss Mag- gie Jones, Aberarad, pair of fancy flower pots; Mr. Wm. Eynon, Mill-street, Aber- arad, silver mounted jam dish and silver spoon; Mr. and Hra. R. Evans, Aberaral, silver jam spoon; Mrs. Jones, Penloue farm, fancy flower pot; Miss Maggie Evans, Aber- arad shell framed hand mirror; Master Fred Evans, Aberarad, picture frame; Miss, Mary Evans, Lampeter, silver jani spoola- I Mrs. Evans, Kennel, frying pan; Miss Tho- mas, Pandy, pair of glass dishes; Miss Mary Jones, Aberarad, china candle sticks; Miss Ann James, Aberarad, ulatter and knife; Mr and Mrs. J. Rees, erarad, set of jugs.; Miss Evans, Pantyronen, water Jug and glass; Mrs. Evans, Cwm Farm, Aberarad, pair of vases; Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, Aberarad, cheese stand; Miss Jones, Glan- dwr, Aberarad, silver mounted teapot stand;. Mr. Samuel Evans, Aberarad, silver jam spoon; Miss Elizabeth Jones, Aberarad, old china cream jug; Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Lewis, Aberarad pair of wine decanters; Miss Rosa Lewis, Aberarad, glass biscuit jar; Mrs. E. Evans, Mill-street, Aberarad, Glass water jug; Miss Evans, Mill-street, Aberarad, water bottle and glass; Mr. an £ Mrs. Evans- Union, trinket sefc; Miss Eynon, Aberarad, pair of photo frames; Mr. and Mrs Joseph Jones, Aberarad, set of jugs; Mrs. How- ells, Gate, Aberarad, tin can; Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands, Mill-street, Aberarad, china ket- tle; Mrs. Morris, Dyffryn Hotel, Mountain A&k,, silver mounted jam dish; Mrs. Tho- mas, Verwyn Cottage, Llandyfriog, silver mounted sugar basin; Rev. R. Roberts Dav- ies, Capel Drindod, silver mounted shaving, tffcand, and looking glass combined: Mrs. Jo- seph Jones, Ffinant-square, spittoon; Rev. Henry Morgan, Tumble, Lin nelly* brass mounted fender; Bethel Sunday School to bridegroom, purse of gold.; Bethel Organ- ists, the Misses Davies, Llanybri House, Maggie Jones, Drover's A rm«, and Sarah James, Cawdor Terrace to bridegroom, din- ing marble clock; Sunday School claps to bridegroom, Chambers' Encyclopoedia of En- glish Literature, Graig Sunday School to bride, tea service; Old Grammar School Students to Bridegroom at Trevecca College) cheque; Mrs. Davies, Mountain Ash, silver mounted jam dish; Inspector and Mrs. Da- vies, Swansea, gold mounted cake stand; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rees, Brongest, silver sugar basin; and sifter; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snig, Swansea, silver cake knife; Mr. and Mrs. §ambrook, Swansea, silver jam spoon; Mr. Barrett Owen, Cardiff, silver mounted hufcUg-l, ^Vlhwii DAKid Davies (Tyrget), Abemiwe/"half- dozen hemstitched linen towelhs; Mr. D'd. Evans, Mountain Adh, white Marseilles quilt; Mrs. Evans, Eager, lamp; Miss M. H. Jones, Llangranog, chetme; Present students at the Emlyn Grammar School and old students now at Aberystwyth, cheque. Verses composed for the' occasion:— AR BRIODAS MR. PHILLIPS A MISS BYWATER. Priodas dda i chwi ill dau A'ch mwyniant fydao yn parhau, Diloes fo'ch bywyd hyd y bedd, A'ch taith drwy gnwd o fiodau hedd Oh! ie, boed eich oes yn wyn Fel gwynder gwlad tuhwnt ir glyn. I'ch dedwyddoli deued plant, A chyda hwy gysuron gaiit, Philipiad bychain lanwo'r ty O'u gwyddfod hwy unigedd ify. Hud-ddenu engyl Ior wnant hwy I gadw ymaith boen a chlwy. Eich nef fo'n las heb gwmwl du, Ac alltudion fyddo'r storm a'i rliu,- Amgylcher chwi a salmau byw— Rhai per o gynghaneddiad Duw. Yri swn dwyf-nodau ewch yn lion Drwy'r cystudd mawr heb adfyd broru Na ddoed i eh gyrfa dywydd blin, Nac unrhyw awr heb hafaidd hin, Haul llwyddian safo yn eich nen Nes dygo Duw chwi hwnt i'r Hen Lie mae gorfoledd yn parhau, A mor mwynhad heb hanes trai. Symlog. Miss Bywater dyneraf ac loan Yw e'i gwr hawddgaraf A dau yn un, dyna haf, Na gwawr henaint gerwinaf. Priodas addas oedd hon-yn Emlyn Mae'n amlwg yr awr hon Da yw, gweled dwy galon—yn asio Heb un iw rhwygo, ebai anrhegion. Goleu oes, yw'i gael Iesu-anwyl Yn gynar i'r teulu. O'u cryd o deulu'r credu-byddwch wycli Mae hawliau genych am hwyl i ganu. Rev W. Jones. Bridge-street, Emlyn.
CARDIGAN. The County School.-At the last. meeting of the managers of the County School, the Headmaster presented his annual report, in the course of which he said:—While not at- taining the excellence of some previous years in the matter of examination results, the school has nevertheless acquitted itself very creditably during the session, amongst the successes gained being the follo-wing:-Lon- don Matriculation-R. G. James, J. E. Phil- lips and Harry Pugh. County Exhibitions (^Pembrokeshire) of £ 15 for three years, G. 1. Bow en and J. E. Phillips. Central Welsh Board—Honours Certificate: G. T. Bowen, J. E. Phillips, and Harry Pugh. Senior Certificate: Howard Daniel, Tom. Davies, John Griffiths, A. E. Parkinson ancrJ. P. Phillips. Junior Certificate: Mary Daviev. Willifer Davies. Edith Evans, Annie Griffi- ths, W. E. Gwynne., D. P. James, Willie Lewis, Leonard Owen, Aeron Rees, and Sa- rah Maude Williams, together with several minor successee such as bank and railway clerkships, lhree former pupils are to be congratulated on securing the B.A. degree, namely, O. J. Adams, J. G. Morris, and E. ii Several old pupils were doing well at the University Colleges
WEATHER. AND THE CROPS. (From Monday's "Mark Lane Express.) f f i, m^d weather which succeeded the u -S keen replaced by a low temperature which just falls to freezing point at night Tu '^ses to about 45 degrees at midday. A he land is resting, but wants the pulverig^ mg action of sharp surface frosts. The British markets have been disturbed by the war news of Japan and Russia, and there is no further comment possible in this column, seeing that every corn merchant and every farmer must be his own judge as to how great is the liklihood of a Russo-Japanese conflict, and with regard to England being involved. Sales of English wheat since har- vest, have been 823,000 qrs. at 26s. 9d. per qr. Low as the present price is the reduc- ed offers seem to have forced millers to pay an extra shilling. Sales of English barley since harvest have been 1,848,000 quarters at 23s. 6d. per quarter. Thi; is a serious fall in price, and the fact that it has taken place in spite of a 10 per cent, uiminutioir in the d. is even more s^nificrmf. than the fall itself. 0 L. Printed and I)v tl • p" prietor (iEOEnr REES, at '•« YVITIIM t;"zE'fTF .Prinh"¡; 'Bridge- A hn <;stwvth. inihe Uonnty Cardigsi T • J.904