BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. Tuesday. Before Messrs Isaac Morgan and D. Williams. A DISORDERLY YOUTH. John Evans, Danegryn, near Towyn, tailor, a young mau, was charged by Mr Ktlvinnton, station- master at Aberystwyth station, with being drunk and riotous, at the railway station, on Monday evening. Mr Richard Goff, station-master at Llanfihangel Geaeu'rglyn, said he was in the employ of the Cam- brian Railways Company, and saw the defendant oa the previous evening in u third class carriage at the Aberystwyth station, about four o'clock in the after- noon. He was a little intoxicated, and very much excited. On being pressed, the witness said defen- dant was drunk, lie was challenging a man to fight across the compartment, and was endeavouring to get at him. Mr Kilvington said he did not wish to press the charge, but wanted the bench to warn him. This was not the first time they had had trouble with, him, although he had never been brought before the bench until now. Mr Isaac Morgan warned him that if he came before them again a much heavier penalty would be inflicted. He would be fined 5s. and 6s 6d costs, or seven days imprisonment with hard labour. The money was paid. Wednesday. Before Dr Rice Williams (in the chair), Messrs G. T. Smith, and David Williams. A CONTRITE TRAMP. Margaret Lawles, Chester, tramp, was charged with being drunk on the 5th inst. P.C. 34 said that a little after 10 on the previous evening he saw prisoner drunk and disorderly in Great Darkgate-street, followed by a great crowd. Prisoner said she was very thankful to the police for having locked her up, as she had had a drop of beer. Defendant was fined 5s and cofcts, in default 14 days' imprisonment. A NUISANCE. Jane Owen, Bridge-street, spinster, was sum- moned by Mr Rees Jones, surveyor and inspector of nuisances, for neglecting to provide privy accommo- dation to a house, her property, situate in Mary- street, and in the occupation of Adam Sims. The complainant proved the case. On the 28th May last notice was served upon her to provide proper accommodation, but it had not been complied with. An order was made. ASSAULTING A WIFE. Albert Dawson, Thespian-street, plasterer, was charged on remand with unlawfully wounding Jane Dawsoe (his wife) by striking her with a jug on the head on the 26th June. The prosecutrix, who was summoned to appear, said she was the wife of prisoner. On the 26th June last she was at home. When asked what occurred,she said it was nothing; it was her fault. Her husband did not strike bar. It was her own self that did it. She bad a row with her husband but she struck herself she supposed. She struck herself on the top of the bead. By Mr Smith: I did not aee my husband strike me. By the Clerk I did not make any charge against my husband. Supt. Lloyd said that about 11.30 he was called to defendant's house and found the woman crying bitterly, having a scalp wound on her bead, and her hand was also cut. She complained to him that her husband did it, and he also saw gome broken earthenware on the floor. Sergeant Evans said that shortly after eleven o'clock on the night in question he was called to de- ft ndant's house, and be corroborated the evidence given by Supt. Lloyd as to the wounds. In conse- quence of the woman's complaint Dawson was taken into custody. The Bench wore quite satisfied that the case was proved, and defendant was fined 5s and costs, or 28 days. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Thomas E. Jacob, Now Mill, Llanbadarn Lower, student, was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly on the 27th June. Defendant did not appear, and service of summons was proved. P.C. 35 said that on Monday week he saw defen- dant fighting with a man on the Terrace. He separated them, when defendant rushed at the man and struck him again. His mother said that defendant was now ill in bed, and admitted the offtnee. Deftndant was fined 10s, and 8s 6d costs. DRUNK. David Jones, Chalybeate-terrace, blacksmith, was charged with being drunk on the 2nd inst. P.C. 34 proved service of summons. Witness was on duty in Victoria-terrace on Saturday evening, where he saw defendant drunk, and witness was told that he bad been disturbing the town band. He told him to go home, but be refused to do so. He was in a very dirty state. Defendant was fined 10s, including cests, or seven days. John Jones, Windmill-court, boatman, was charged with a similar offence on the 2nd inst. P.C. 34 said that shortly after nine on Monday evening he saw defendant drunk in Market-street, and told him to go home. In Windmill-court de- fendant fell headlong, and witness assisted him in- doors. Defendant said he knew he was drunk, and did no harm to anybody. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs, or seven days. Rees Morris, Princess-street, shoemaker, was eharged with being drunk and disorderly on the 2nd July. P.C. 34 said at 11. 15 his attention was called to Little Darkgate-street, where he found defendant drunk and very disorderly, and on witness remon- strating with him he became very abusive. Defendant was fined 5s and costs, or fourteen days. Evan Hughes, Pwllhoby, Llanbadarn, labourer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 4th inst. P.C. 20 proved finding defendant drunk and dis- orderly in Little Darkgate-street, with a crowd round him, and he several times invited the officer to fight him. Defendant was fined 5s and costs, or fourteen days. ASSAULT. Henry Dodd, Railway terrace, teacher, was sum- moned on a charge of assaulting and beating Wm. Jones, Ardwyn school, on the 2nd July. Defendant did not appear, and P.C. 35 proved ser- vice of summons. Thee omplainant said that he was a pupil at Ardwyn House school. He met defendant and two other boys in Terrace road on Saturday evening, and defendant asked him to look at some portraits in Worthington's window. A question was asked if complainant wanted to fight, aad Dodd said, "Now Jones, do you want to fight me?" and he struck witness twice in the face. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs, or seven days.
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ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY COURT. The monthly sitting of this court was held on Wednesday, the undefended cases being disposed of by the registrar, and the judgments and defended actions before Mr Homersbam Cox,judge. CLAIM FOR WAGES. Mary James, Dolybach, Llangeitho, v. Rev E- James, Yspytty Cynfyn. Mr Jenkins, from the office of Mr Griffith Jones, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr A. J. Hughes for de- fendant; Mr Jenkins said the amount claimed was J>6 15s for wages, the plaintiff having been in the service of defendant for two years last November, and was eogaged as domestic servant. His Honour said that Mr Jenkins stated a domes- tic servant, and in the notice it was said servant in husbandry. Mr Jenkins said she was to work In the house and outside. Last November a distinct hiring was made at the rate of £ 14 a year, and a row of potatoes. She worked there until the 30th April, when she met with an accident, and dislocated her shoulder, in consequence of which she was compelled to con- sult a doctor, and since that time had been unable to do any kind of work. The complainant said that she was in service with defendant, and did the indoor and out-door work. In the first year she had £ lS wages, and the second .£14. In November last an agreement was made for JM4 a year, and a row of potatoes. She worked for defendant until she met with an accident on Saturday, the 30th April. Mr Hughes admitted she had an accident, and through no negligence of her own. Witness, continuing, said she hurt her shoulder, and left on the Thursday following. She told her mistress every day that she could do no work, and they told her to do what she could. Before she left her mistress used to help her to put on her dress, and when she left she went home. Her arm was still very painful. She asked defendant for her wages, and he said he would not pay her till Novem- ber next. Cross-examined; She said she was the only female servant there. Last November she hired for a year, and when she met with the accident her master said that he would have the necessary assist- ance until she could return to her duties. He wanted her to remain, and do as much as she could. Mr Hughes submitted that on plaintiff's own case she could not possibly recover. His Honour said that he was not at all satisfied on that point, and should allow the case to proceed. Elizabeth Morgan, Dolybach, said complainant came to her house in May last, and her arm was very painful. She stayed at her house, her arm was swollen, she could do no work, and witness had to assist her to put her dress oa. This was plaintiff's case, and Mr Hughes called the defendant. Evan James, vicar of Yspytty, who said he engaged plaintiff last November at JE14a year and two rows of potatoes. Her duties were to attend to the cows, calves, pigs, and assist in the harvest. Plaintiff met with an accident, and be sent her to a doctor. She came back from the doctor and witness told her to remain and superintend and he would get some one to do the work. If she liked be told her she could tie up one arm. She left without his consent, and he heard nothing from her until he received an application for wages. She afterwards told him that she wanted to go to the seaside, and that she would return if able at the end of a few weeks. He would like the girl to go back now. She said she was unable to do any Work—Mr James then said he would take her hack and give her every fair treatment, as she was a very good girl. The Judge said it turned upon the question whether the girl was permanently injured, and he would adjourn the case for a month for medical evidence on that point. A SCRIMMAGE. James Pugh, Blaencae v. David Morgan, Tany- bwlch. MrJenkins appeared for plaintiff and Mr Hugh Hughes, junior, for defendant. This was a claim for X5 5s for an assault com- mitted on the 20th June. Complainant and another boy named Thomas Thomas went on certain land for the purpose of looking after his mother's sheep on the mountain. He there met defendant, who struck him on the lip with a stick which had a spear at. the end of it, owing to which he was laid up for a week. He received 10s a week when at work. Thomas Thomas brought an action for assault against defendant at the last Llanilar petty sessions and he was fined. For the defence it was urged that Pugh and Thomas were coursing defendant's cows, and that they assaulted him (defendant) before he struck back again. Plaintiff denied that he had struck defendant. Ultimately his Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for 2s and costs. MORGAN T. REES. Mr Griffith Jones appeared for the plaintiff and Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., instructed by Mr A. J. Hughes, for the defendant. The faets relating to this case will be best stated by the addresses of the gentlemen engaged. Mr Griffith Jones made application for a neW trial, and read an affidavit which be had himself made, and he proposed to go shortly through these notes, and give any explanation his Honour might require. The action arose upon the death of Mrs Jane Mason, and the plaintiff, for whom he appeared, was personal representative. She died in 1876, and the plaintiff was her personal representative and the defendant is heir-at-law of Jane Mason. She died possessed of considerable property, some freehold and some personal. The property now in dispute was also her's, and if freehold then it came to the heir, and if personal then it went to his client. That was the position of the parties, and he then proceeded to deal with the subject matter. Isaac Mason, the husband of Jane Mason, in 1849, advanced two sums of money upon mortgate, one of f,200 and the ofier of -6100. After his death these mortgages became vested in Jane Mason by will. She died in 1876, and the question arose as to what was the state of that mortgage at the time of her death, whether the property had been foreclosed or the mortgage was still alive. If the mortgage was alive it would go to his client, but if it was closed it;became real property ant; would go to the beir-at-law. His Honour asked if she bad ever entered into possession, Mr Jones said she had. The rent book was in her own handwriting up to 1861 the moneys re- ceived from the mortgagors was entered as interest, the exact words used being "interest paid," and there was a similar entry with regard to the two mortgages. In 18&6 there is an attornment from one of the parties as real tenant by the mortgagors. His Honour asked to whom the .£200 was lent ? Mr Griffith Jones said to a William Davies and the < £ 100 to David and John Morris. He had shewn that up to 1866 the sums received were put down as interest. In the year 1866 John Morris attorns, and became a tenant from year to year ten years before her death. From the year 1866 the sums received were put down as rent, and His Honour would ob- serve that Mrs Mason was possessor for ten years previous to her death. His Honour said that the only thing which would make her an owner was that she was in ipossession or John Morris attorneying. Mr Griffith Jones said that he assumed that she was in possession, and from that time forth the sums received were put down as rent. His Honour said that he did not follow that. Mr Griffith Jones said that with regard to two other tenants all sums received were treated as rent, and there was a note in the rent book showing these farmers to be yearly tenants now. His Honour It is your interest to say that it was a mortgage. Mr Griffith Jones said that be was now taking the facts as they were, and then proceeded to state that a statute which had a material bearing on the case was passed in 1874 and came into operation on the 1st January, 1879, and maintained that Mrs Mason, in order to claim that property as freehold ought to have foreclosed it, or ought to have proceeded to equity in redemption, or ought to have been in possession for 20 years before the year 1866. That was the state of the case when it became before his Honour, and he (Mr Jones) proved that upon the death of Mrs Mason Mr Hughes, senior, and himself went through the papers, and found there was handed over to him (Mr Jones) what were thought to be documents relating to personal property, and there was handed over to Mr Hughes documents thought to relate to the real property. When these two papers came into his (Mr Jones's) hands he noticed that they were dated as far baek as 1849, and he claimed all papers endorsed mortgages as, as belonging to the personal representative, but Mr Hughes, sen., who had always acted for Mrs Mason, said they were original mort- gages. Upon that when the division took place he (Mr Jones) handed the mortgages to Mr Arthur Hughes, there being an understanding between them that if any documents belonging to his client, or otherwise, they should be produced, and any error corrected. When the case came before his Honour he (Mr Jones) took the precaution of serving Mr Hughes with notice to produce this mortgage, and also subpeeaned defendant himself and John Rets, the heir-at-law. Rees refused to produce these documents, and there was probably no means then and there to compel their doing so, he applied to his Honour for leave to put in secondary evidence, and he himself was called and stated what he had seen and MrF. R. Roberts, the clerk of the peace for this county, produced the original draft to prove the advance ot the money. His Honour said it was not surely contended that Mr Jones had not the right to examine these mort- gages. Mr Jones said he thought he had the right, but had BO means to enforce it. The Judge said he should have taken the usual eourse. Mr Griffith Jones said he had produced abun- dance of evidence he had put In this rent book of Mrs Mason, and proved her handwriting, as well other evidence to prove his case. He had completed his case at the July court, when the assizes came on at Carmavtben, and Mr Hughes and himself met and did what seemed to have been an improper thing they consented to adjourn this case to the following court. The case was in that position when his Honour, as the result proved, rightly refnsed to sanction the adjournment, and the plaintiff was non- ,suited. He had now other documentary evidence in addition to that already offered. His Honour said if he granted a new trial he cer- tainly should not dispose of this case without seeing the. mortgages. Mr Griffith Jones said he could produce one and one only, and this mortgage was the very ground- work of their claim. The sum of £ 300 was involved, and interest from 1866, but it also involved a greater question the total amount at issue being about £ 1,003. He now thought that he had fairly stated the facts of the ground of his application for a new trial. Mr Bowen Rowlands, for the defendant, said that the learned gentleman who had just addressed his Honour had treated this case as though it was one which had been only parliallyheard and somewhat irregularly disposed of in a court such as this was, and he then proceeded to say that he would show why a new trial should not be granted, which it was at the discretion of his. Honour to give. He ventured to think that when he had laid before his Honour the history of this case he would exercise the discretion he possessed in refusing the new trial. In t876 Mrs Mason died, and in November, 1877, the action was commenced by Mr Jones for posses- sion of certain title deeds, in the Exchequer or Queen's Bench division. A statement of claim was delivered in 1877, and a statement of defence on the 24th May, 1878. Then the plaintiff administered in- terrogotorics, which were answered on the 14th June in the same year. Upon which they applied for leavo to deliver farther interrogatories, which was allowed so far as one interrogatory alone. About this stage of the proceedings plaintiffs de- sired to get at these deeds, and applied to a Master, who refused to compel the defendants to produce them. Mnney being no object to \he plaintiffs, they proceeded to a Judge, and the Judge confirmed the decision of the Master from the Judge they went to a divisional court, and the divisional court en- dorsed the decision of the Judge below, the applica- tion was dismissed, the court ordering his friend's client to do that which he was so able to do-pay the costs of the application. The plaintiffs proceeded to enter upon a long course of amendments and re- amended statements of claim in 1878 and 1879, so that they had from the 5th November, 1877, the date when the writ was issued, to the 25th of February. in which to perfect their case with evidence, docu- mentary and oral, some of which was now alleged to be important. The learned gentleman then gave a history of the case up to 1880, when an application was made to transfer it from the Chancery to this court, and then proceeded to deal with what be termed the real gist of the case. Upon the trial the trial the plaintiff finished his oase, and upon the adjourned hearing his Honour non-suited the plain- tiff, but, strange to ssy, he now came to complain that the defendant did not go on with his case. His Honour said that the ground upon which he non-suited the plaintiff was perfectly simple—be- cause he did not see the mortgages. Mr Bowen Rowlands read the note of his Honour, which was that a non-suit was ordered with leave to bring a fresh action but he complained that twelve months had elapsed before they came again, with a story that they had overwhelming evidence. It was perfectly within their power to have brought a fresh action; but they now applied for a new trial so that the statute of limitations should not be set up. The learned gentleman then proceeded to read from an affidavit made by his Honour, showing why he ordered a non-suit, and urged that at the last trial the plaintiff brought secondary evidence of all which he now proposed to prove, and concluded by asking his Honour not to entertained the application. Mr Jones was about to reply, but His Honour said that he would not trouble him. He said that the matter had been ably argued on both sides. When he non-suited the plaintiff on the last occasion it was with express leave to bring a new trial, and what he had now to decide was the simple question whether they ooght to have a new trial or re-hearing of the last trial. The objecton to granting a new trial was that it would be met by the statute of limitations, and he had received no promise from the other side that they would not take advantage of it. It wwas quite clear that both parties were at arm's length, and were determined to fight, to the bitter end. The courts of equity were very jealous about the rights of mortgagors, and were a man had laid out money to secure land the court of Chancery would be very careful that another should not unjustly take possession. As to the merits of the ca,e he would express no opinion, but he would say that where a per.-on had appa- rently been in possession for a great number of years that court would look jealously and see whether there was a right by equity or redemption'. He directed that the case should be re-heard, on the condition that the costs of the last heating were paid. Mr Jones presumed that his Honour meant all costs thrown away. Hih Honour would see that the pleadings would do for the next hearing, such as the statement of claim and defence, he would not be called upon to pay for those. Mr Bowen Rowlands said all cos's incurred. He asked his honour to make it a condition that they should be paid before the new trial. Mr Jones supposed that the judgment on the next hearing went in his favour, he would then be en- titled to his costs, and the pleadings in this case would do again for the next hearing. After an appeal from Mr Bowen Rowlands, His Honour declined to make a larger order than for the costs of the last trial in that court. GARNER V JAMES. Mr Jenkins, on behalf of the plaintiff, a con- fectioner carrying on business in Terrace-road, sought to set. aside an award made by Mr G. T. Smith, auctioneer, who acteii as arbitrator in this case on the ground that the arbitrator decided upon a point of law, which should have been re- served for his Honour. The defendant is the lesse of the Belle Vue Hotel, and a solicitor, residing at Llanrwst, and ihe action arose in consequence of a number of sacks supplied to Mr Hickling, his late manager, not having Open returned. Mr Edgar Atwood opposed the application; but His Hoaour held that the award must be set aside. MORRIS V LEWIS AND ANOTHER. A new trial had already been granted in this case, and the hearing was adjourned till next court.
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RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of the members of this board was held at the 1'0 oWn Hall on Monday afternoon. Pre- sent—Messrs. H. S. Richardes (in the chair), G. W. Bonsall, David Jones, Rest, David Lewis. Llanrhys- tid; and T. W. Morgan, Hugh Hughes, clerk; David Joaes, inspector. MIJTCTKS. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. INSPECTOR'S RXPORT. The Inspector reported that since the last meet- ing he had carried out the instructions of the board with regard to the final section of the Com.nins coch water supply. The work is now altogether completed. The total cost for the length of pipes of 86 yards, at the rate of about 7td per yard, and other items, was X7 7s Old. The number of houses depending on this supply is eighteen, and a board school whose district is conterminus with Vaenor Upper. Taliesin Water Supply: The new sup- ply is now available to the villagers, but the works is not altogether completed near the source, and therefore he had not sent in a full report.-Pentre- llyn Water Supply: The Inspector asked if any- thing was done in this matter, and if leave had been obtained from all parties interested in the line along the course and about the source "of the water. Dolypandy Water Supply: Since the last board the inspector bad had representations from more than one party that the water supply of this village re- quires attention. The quantity is at all times abundant; but having a long way to flow along the surface is of very indifferent quality when it reaches the village, and is often completely messed by cattle, pigs and ducks. In the summers of 1875 and 1876 he called attention to this case before. PENTRELLYN WATERWORKS. The Inspector said the distance the water would have to be brought was about 370 yards, and it would cost about 9d a yard, so that the total would be about £ 13. The Olerk asked him how he proposed to raise that amount ? The Inspector said there was not a sufficient number of houses within a radius of the supply to levy a rate. The Clerk understood that the people in the neighbou. hood were not pressing for a better supply now, and said there was 80 necessity for it, because they were afraid they would have to pay. The Chairman said they ought to have a plan of the work, and an estimate of the cost. The Clerk thought they ought to make it known to the parishioners that they intended to give a supply or they would be finding fault with the cost. The Chairman suggested that it would be better to call a vestry meeting, so as to ascertain the views of the ratepayers. Mr David Jones said they could carry the work out even if they did not agree. Those who were not connected with Pentrellwyn would be sure to go against it. He thought jt Jwould be only waste of time to c'tll a vestry meeting, as those who would not be benefited by the water would be sure to get plenty to oppose it. They had better carry out the work as it was proposed to be done and according to the plan of the inspector. The Clerk You don't propose that those people who are to be supplied should pay for it. It was decided to adjourn the matter so that Mr Loxdale should be applied to for permission to take the water from his land. DOLPANDY WATER SUPPLY. Mr Bonsall said the fact was that the Goginan Mining Company had entered into an agreement to supply that village, and a letter from that board, with a copy of the inspector's report, calling their attention to the matter would he enough. If the company did not attend to it, the board would have to give a supply, and charge the company with it. The Chairman asked if there was an agreement in existence ? Mr Bonsall said there was an agreement. They already had a capital supply of water, only it wanted covering for about 200 yards. He proposed that the company be written to. This was agreed to. A NUISANCE. The Inspector was instructed to take proceedings against a wan at Penrhiw-glas, for causing a nuisance which he refused to abate. A CASK IN BORTH LEET. The Inspector reported that on Saturday he found an oil cask in the leet at Borth, which he ascer- tained had been placed there by the wife of John Jenkins, a shoemaker, and he now asked for in- structions. Mrs Jpnkins attended the board, and said that she placed the cask there in ignorance and expressed her regret for having done so. The Chairman cautioned her not to do so again. BORTH WATER RATES. After some discussion it was agreed that the charges for water should be on houses rated under £ 2 Id per week on houses above £2, 2d per week. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Mr J. E. Hughes, the medical officer for the liar district, presented the following report :-Gentlemen, -I have the honour to present to you my annual medical report of the sanitary condition of the Ilar district for the year ending 31st December, 1880. The area of my district is 103 square miles. Population according to the census of 1881, 8,309, showing a decrease of 785 as compared with the census of 1871. The above area is made up of twelve parishes or townships, each containing the number of population as fallows :-Llanychaiarn 609, Llanbadarn Lower 682, Llanilar 833, Llangwyr- yfon 522, f/Llanrhystyd Haminiog 792, Llanrhystyd Mefenydd 585, Llanddeiniol 228, Rhostie 168, Llan- afaB 628, Llanbadarn Upper 695, Llanfihangel Upper 1,091, Llanfihangel Lower 873. The decrease of population has occurred chiefly in the parishes of Llanafan, Llanfihangel Upper, and Llanfihangel Lower, which are lead mining districts, and may ibe accounted for by the depressed state of the mining trade, resulting in the migration of many families from the neighbourhood. The number of deaths in the district fer the year was 171, as against 157 in the year 1879, giving a death rate of about 20'5 per 1,000, which may be considered high for a rural district, but of the abovo number of deaths seventy- five were over sixty years of age, including fifteen over eighty. Total number ot deathsUnder 5 years of age, 11 5 and under 15, 16; 15 and under 25,7; 25 and under 60, 42; 60 and upwards, 75. Causes of death were as follows :—Measles, 1; croup, 1; whooping cough, 4; diarrhoea and dysentery, 2; pyarmia, 1; phthisis, 28: bronchitis, pneumonia, and pleurisy, 32 heart disease, 10; injuries, 4 nervous diseases and old age, 88. The number of births was 193, being in proportion of 23'2 per 1,000 of the population. Village water supply requires attention at the following places, namely:—Rhydyfelin is in- adequately supplied with dietetic yater during the dry seasons of the year,and so also is the neighbour- ing village of Pentrebont, both situated in the township of Llanbadarn Lower. Pentre Park, in the parish of Llanychaiarn, has a. sufficient supply from good sources, but requires to be conducted to the village in conduits, instead of running the whole way along the surface. Pentrellyn, in the parish of Llanilar, I have already reported to your board as requiring an improved supply for dietetic purposes. There were fourteen formal notices served daring the year for removal of nuisances, which were com- plied with. Seven cottages have been reported to the Board as unfit for human habitation, all of which have either been vacated or improved. I wish to im- press on the landowners in the district the necessity of generally improving house accommodation. May 24th, 1881."
fLiterature* The Family Dressmaker contains a good deal of uselul information about the fashions.
LLANDOVERY SCHOOL. UNIVERSITY HONOURS. The following honours have been gained during the last fortnight by present and former pupil? of this school. On Saturday last Mr D. M. Jones, a pupil in this school, was elected to an open classical scholarship at Worcester College, Oxford. For the combined scholarships at Worcester, John's, and Magdalen, there were more than 100 candidates. It is l2 years since an open classical scholarship at Oxford was gained by any school in South Wales. M r J oues is 17 yeais of age. Last week Mr Llewelyn Lloyd Davies, a pupil in this school, was elected to a mathematical exhibition of £ 40 a year at Jesus College, Oxford. Last week Mr Lloyd Francis, a former pupil of this school, passed the 2nd M.B. examination at Oxford. This, th., severest scientific examination in the university, will entitle Mr Francis to the 1\1.D. degree of Oxford without further examination. Mr E. J. Lewis, a former pupil of the school, passed the preliminary science honours examination at Cambridge.
PENCADER CHAIR EISTEDDFOD. The following il1 a fuller report of this eisteddfod, to which we briefly referred on Saturday:—Mr W; R. H. Powell, M P., presided on Thursday, over an eisteddfod at Pencadee, Carmarthenshire, at which from 2,000 to 3,000 person8 were present. The hon. member was heartily welcomed at the station by the eisteddfod committee, headed by a brass band. At the pavilion Mr Powell gave a neat speech, appropri- ate to the occasion; after which, a long and varied programme was gone into. The muaic adjudicator was Dr. Parry, Swansea; conductor, Llew Llwyfo. The following are the competitions:—Singing "T Cymro Dewr," the prize 38 was awarded to Thomas Jones, Glynarthney. For singing "Jabez," by three men over 50 years old, the prize of 5s was taken by a Pencader party. Competition in singing "Treboeth," by a choir not under 30 in number, the prize of X2 2s was divided between New Quay and Llany- byther. For the best walking stick, a prize of 2s 6d, was taken by Davies, Gwndwn. Deuawd, "5T Chwaer a. Brawd," Annie Davies, Gweruyuad, and ilichard Davies. Compotition-translating, "The quality of mercy is not strained," best, Alpha, Pencader. Com- petition—singing "Dymnniad," for a man over 50 years old, 2s 6d, divided between John Davies, Ffal- dybrenin, and John Thomas, LIawdre. -k-tlt Driifyfyr." prize 3s, Jeremiah Jones, Llangrarsog. Competition- sin!ing "Monks' War Song" (Dr Parry), prize .£1 Is, 12 in number; six parties competed; best a choir from Carmar- hen, conducted by Mr Thomas Jones. An essay, prize X3 3s, taken by David James, Llanybyther. Brass band competition, "Ar y Don o flaon Gwyn- toedd" (Dr Parry)-two competed, viz., Royal Car- marthen Artillery Militia. Band and Tivysicie Braaa Band. The prize of £ 5, given hy Mr LI. LI. Lloyd, Glangwilly, was taken by the Carmarthen Band- conductor, G. Pattison. Competition in singing a gleo of their own-best, Thomas Jones, Llangranog, prize £ 1 Is. The chair was taken by Josephus, Holywell, who was present wken Llew Llwyfo wont through the ceremony. Competition on singing, "We'll wait till Jesus comes," for a choir of children, was taken by Llanllwn, piize 15s. Competition singing: solo for men (piece of their own), prize Sa-bast, D. Jones, Cwmcae, Llangeitho. Now came the principal prize of £ 25, given to the best choir for rendering "Worthy is the Lamb," not less than 60 voices. Five choirs competed, viz.. New Quay, Carmarthen, Newcastle Ernlyn, Vale of Teify United Choir, and Penoader United Choir. The prize was taken by New Quay Choir, conductor, Mr William Timothy. Competition, singing "Yr Haf" (Gwilym Gwent). One choir com- peted, viz., Carmarthen, conducted by Thomas Jones, and they were awarded the prize of £ 8 8s. This con- cluded the programme of the eisteddfod. In the evening a grand concert was held, when the following artistes took part-Dr Parry, J. Haydn Parry, Llew Llwyfo, Miss Jones (Llinos Rhondda), Miss Jones (Blodwen Myrddin), and other eminent vocalists. The chair was occupied by Capt Thomas, Llanfair.
THE CYMMRODORION SOCIETY. A meeting of the Crymmrodorion Society was held at tho Freemasons'Tavern, Great Queen-street, London, W.C., on Wednesday night, June 29th, when a paper was read by Professor Rhys, M.A., on The Lake Legends of Wales," in the presence of a numerous assemblage of members. The chair was occupied by Mr Howell Lloyd, and among those present were Drlsarobard Owen, Dr J. T. Jones, Major Owen, Mr and Miss Puleston, the Rev J. and Miss Davie#, the Rev J. Evans (Egl wysbach), Mrs Howell Lloyd, Mr Moreton Jones, Mr if annock, and Mr C. W. Jones (the secretary), &c. The Chairman, introducing Profe.sor Rbys, said that in the case of so well-known and excellent a person as the professor, it seemed to him that they would require a very slight introduction. (Hear, hear.) They all knew his many attainments, and how much they were indebted to him for the interest, amusement, and instruction that he had so repeatedly given them on former occasions (Applause). Professor Rhys, who on rising was received with P, general applause, said that be was afraid he muat apologise in beginning for not making a set lecture. Last year he bad commenced to make a collection of Welsh legends, of which many bad already ap- peared in print before, and others, again, had been done in such a poetical and extravagant style that he thought it was worth while to collect them among the people themselves, to show that those actually put on record bad not been entirely fabri- cated, but were partially genuine that had been one of his objects in collecting these bits of Welsh legend. He need hardly toll them that the old pro- fessional story teller was now completely extinct. Mr Campbell, of the Western Highland*, seemed to have more confidence in the matter, but he (Pro- fessor Rhys) did not know of any in Wales. The main object he had in view was to place on record all the matter he could find on the subject ot the Lake Legends oi Wales. The paper read by Professor Rhys is Dublisbed in another column.
BIRTHS. PIERCE.—July 4th, at 5, Victoria Terrace, the wife of Mr William Pierce, of a son. MARRIAGES. DAVIES—DANIEL.—June 20th, at the Register Office, in the presence of Mr D. H. Evans, Evan Davies, miner, Gwar'hos, Llanbadarn Fawr, to Sarah Daniel, Penbontrhydybeddau. EVANS- WILLIAMs.-Jone 24th, at Bronant Chapel, by tho Rev David Reos, Mr Morgan Evans, Ty'n- yr-logian, to Miss Margaret Williams, second daughter of Mr John Williams, Shop, Bronant. HUGHES—MORGANS— July 6th, at the Tabernacle Chapel, by the Rev W. Jones, in the presence of the Registrar, Mr D. H. Evans, Mr Thomas Hughes, joiner, Penbwlchheble, Llanfihangel-y-Croyddin to Miss Catherine Morgans, Aberffrwd. JAMES MORGAN. June 22nd, at Tabernacle Chapel, by the Rev. T. Levi, William James, grocer, Pont- erwyd, to Deborah Morgan, of the same place. DEATHS. DAVIES.—June 25th, at his residence, 36, Elm-street, Roath, Cardiff, Mr Evan Davies, late of New- castle-Emlyn, son of Mr John Davies, tanner, in his 49th year. DAVIES.- June 30th, at the Union Workhouse, aped 70, Margaret Davies, widow of Mr John Davies, labourer. HUGHES.—June 30th, at Tafarnfagal, aged 7, Ellen, daughter of Mr Elias Hughes, labourer. JONES.—June 22nd, at Queen's-sqnare, aged 21, Ann Jones, daughter of the late John Jones, mariner. JENKINS.—On the 16th of June, deeply regretted, aged 13 years, Mary Rachel Jenkins, the beloved adopted child of Miss Gwen Lewis. LLOYD.—On the 16th ult., at Llandefaelosr, Brecon, Anna Elizabeth, widow of T. Lewis Lloyd, Esq., of Nantgwillt, Radnorshire, and Treforgan, Car. digan. T MORGANS.—July 4th, at St. James s-square, aged 55, Evan Morgans, innkeeper. PICKKRING.—July 3rd. at Moor-street, aged 25. Kezia Matilda, wife of Mr George Pickering, tailor. ROBERTS.—June 22nd, at Bow-street, Mr Thomas Roberts, joiner, aged 25. VAUGHAN. On the 28th ult., at Brynmyrddin, Car- marthen, John Vaughan, Esq., Llangoedmore, Cardiganshire. WRIGHT.—July 3rd, at Gogerddan Arms Hotel, aged 61, Mr Richard Colet Wright, estate agent.
i- HORYH CARDIGANSHIRE AGRICUL- TURAL SOCIETY. The annual meeting for the purpose of fixing the prizes, naming the show day, appointing the judges, &c., of this society was held at the Town Hall on Monday afernoon, when the following members were present—Colonel Lloyd-Philipps, vice-president, presiding Messrs H. C. Fryer, Gardiner, Morris Davies B. E. Morgan, J. Henderson, Evan Jones, E. Jones, Elgar; Morgan Edwards, Evan Richards, Kant Eos; John Rees. Nantybeaglog; David Morgan, Glanyrafon; W. Cotterell, William Morgan, Secretary. The Chairman read the following letter from the president Quiting Grange, Winchombe, 30th June, 1881. Dear Colonel Philipps,-I hope you will excuse me I' tor troubling you about the Agricultural Society. I Ijave learned this morning that a meeting is to be held on Monday to settle the prizes to be given at the next show. As I cannot give any personal attention to the affairs of the society I should like to do what I can in some other way to show my good .will, and propose to give an extra prize of.£5 for the best pen or pens of pure Welsh mountain rams, or the X5 may be divided in any way you or the committee like. I think little can be done for our pure Welsh sheep by crossing, but a great deal may be done by selection of the best and largest The butchers in England com- plain that Welsh sheep are too small. [Ihe Chairman: So do I]. May I ask you as vice-president of thA society to act tor me in this matter, and to do what- ever you think best. With many apologies for the trouble I give, believe me. Yours very truly, JOHN WADDINGHAM. BALANCE IN HAND. The Secretary announced that they had only .£67.. 2d in hand, leaving his own salary out of the question. They were too poor to publish a printf d Statement; but they had paid everybody,"arid owed I mo man anything. Mr H. C. Fryer said if persons did not choose to pay their subsetiptions they could not make them liable. The amount of the subscriptions last year was £ 259, and J2248 15s of that amount was given in prizes. THE PRIZE LIST. Major Williams said that it would be very ob- jectionable to alter the prize list now. At the last meeting it was determined that no alterations ought to take place in the prize list so late in the season. A man might purchase an animal to show, and if they. went and cut out that class he could not ex- hibit it, which would be rather hard upon him. That was the reason the list was fixed so early. Any alteration in the amount of money might, per- haps, be made in some way, but certainly not in the animals to be shown. The Cbairruaa said the only alteration which it was proposed should be made was, for instance, for the best bull a prise of.£2 would be offered; but the second best would be knocked out. Major Williams thought they might modify the list as regarded the money, but he did not think they ought to alter the prizes. It was then proposed to strike out all second and third money prizes in class A, which is open to all annual subscribers of X] Is and upwards, and which will effect a saving of .£23> Mr H. C. Fryer said if they struck out the land- lords altogether the show would have no attraction to them, and great harm would be done. The Chairman said that the land-lords were really the mainstay of the society, Mr Fryer said that he should be sorry to cut out all the prizes in this class; but one prize would do very well. illt Morris Davies rather thought they would anake a mistake in striking out the second prizes for black cattle. It was then decided that inasmuch as it appeared 1:0 have been understood at the previous meeting that all except first prizes in class A should be struck out, this should now be done. In class B Mr Fryer said there was one point of some nicety, whether tenants paying .£100 exactly should be in class B or C. The Chairman thought that a man paying .8100 a year should go in class B. Mr Fryer thought they had better decide it now, 88 it was just the question which might create a great deal of dimcatty. He thought the intention of the previous meeting was described in class C, when they substituted £ 100 for eSO. Mr Gardiner suggested that they should take it as it was put down. Mr Fryer said by the eld rule if a man paid ,;£80 fie would come in class C, and the intention of the meeting was to substitute .SMO for JB80. Mr Morris Davies proposed that a tenant who paid i-JOO a year shows in class C. Mr Fryer But you can't propose that. Mr Morris Davies What's the use of disacussing it, then. It was ultimately decided that the intention was that the tenant paying .£100 a year should exhibit in class C. No alteration was made in class C. except that the words "occupiers (whether owners or tenants)" was Struck out, and the rule now reads "limited to 'tenants' the rental or gross annual value does not exceed .£100 (instead of .£89) a year, who are mak- ing their livelihood solely by farming or manual labour, and are subscribers of not less than 5s yearly." In class D no alteration was made in class E, Under the heading of Farms," the second rule will mow read, To the tenant of any farm not exceed- ing, instead of' under '.S)CO annual rent who shall show the best managed and cultivated farm." the words "being a member of this society being struck out in both rules as superfluous. The fourth rule under "Root Crops'* was made to read similar to the No 2 rule above mentioned. THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST. In reply to the Chairman, The Secretary paid the only intimation he had re- ceived as to payment of subscriptions was from Mr loxdale, who had imp)ied that he only intended to subscribe 10 10s instead of £ 21 as heretofore. Major Williams said that Sir Pryse Pryse had said nothing to him about giving extra prizes this year but he knew he would continue his subscrip- tion. He (Major Williams) also thought he would again offer the extra prizes, he generally took the money himself (loud laugbter). THE PESIBEWT'S EXTRA PRIZES. The Chairman suggested that for the best mountain rams they should divide the president's offer into two prizes of X3 and £ 2. Major Williams thought they ought to give R2 for the best ram, and X3 for the best pen of five mountain ewes. Mr Fryer thought it would be more in accordance with the president's wishes to give prizes for the two best rams. But he would suggest that it should be submitted to Mr Waddingham that the opinion of the committee was rather in favour of rams and ewes. The Chairman said that Mr Waddingham had left the matter to them, and if they thought it advisable he would write him and say they had decjded to give JE3 for the best ram and X2 for the best pen of five mountain ewes. Major Williams said there were good prizes for Tams already, and the show bad been small. Mr Fryer proposed that.£2 10s be given for the best aged ram, and f2 10s for the best yearling ram in the yartt. This was agreed to. SHOW DAY It was decided to bold the next show on Wednes- day, the 21st day of September next. ENTRIES. All entries of farms aad root crops must be made to the seere,ary on or before the 29th August; and all entries of stock must be made to the secretary on or before the 5th September next. The remain- ing regulations are the same as those which have reflated previous shows, except that exhibitors will be permitted to remove their animals or goods at three o'clock in the afternooDMnstead of four. JUDGES, 's It was decided to request thë attendance of the following gentlemen to act as judges -For farmd and gr^en crops, Mr Cieetham, Yewtree farm, ITorbury, and Mr Lee 1 ire Welsh cattle and pure mountain sheep, Mr E. j^iughan, Kbiwsaeson, and Mr Rees Parry, Crynll:-ght", near Towyn horses, Messrs Keeling and Reg oil poultry, Mr Sackville Pheipg, Machynlleth tbe 1,0r Mr Thomas, Chirk. '-is no ei JPRO the fracaPORTS. Mr H, C. Fryer J?1!* was not possible that they could get op sheep heenJ' trials and horse jump- ing in connection with tho. bow. Something might be done to oarry out some programme of the kind. It was understood that the matter would be taken in hand by some members of the committee, the chairman intimating his readiness to give 10s in support of the object.
PONTRHYDYGROES TROTTING MATCHES AND ATHLETIC SPORTS.-The above sports came off at the Black Lion Inn, N&nty- berws, with the following results:—The Lord of the Manor's stakes, open to all horses, Mr Edward Morgan, Llwynygog, 1st, Mr Evan Evans, Tynyresgair, 2nd, Mr James Raw, Tyllwyd, 3rd; the pony stakes, for ponies under 13 hands, Mr David Davis, shop, Yatmd Menrig, 1st, Mr Daniel Jones, Tanyrhidian, 2nd, Mr Petar Jones, Penwernhir, 3rd. The Donkey race, Mr Joseph Jones, Bronant Mill, 1st, Mr Richard Bennett, New Row, 2nd. Open flat, raco 440 yards, for men, Henry Harries, Pontrhydfendigaid, 1st, Daniel Jones, Tan- yrhidian, 2nd. Flat race, for boys under 15 years of age,!Twm John, sawyer, 1st, John Ishmael, Ta.nygro, 2nd. Three Legzed race, William Hughes, Hafod, and Tros. Williams, Llanavan, 1st, David Pugh and Emanuel Lewis, Yspytty. 2nd. Wheeling the wheel- barrow, blindfolded, William Hughes, Hafod, 1st, Thomas Pngh, Yspytty, 2nd. Jumping in sacks, William Hughes, Hafod, 1st, David Morgans, Binkin, 2nd. Climbing the greasy polo for leg of mutton, not awarded, out of a dozen competitors. Every one failed to go up two-thirds of the pole. The whole of the above were well contested and everything passed off in peace,, harmony, and thorough enjoyment. There was a vast concourse of people, and notwith- standing it was pay day at several of the mines in the neighbourhood, there was not any occasion to call for the interference of the police, of which .there w.\re two on the grounds, in fact, so far as the sports were concerned, their duty was simply a sinecure. An ex- cellent spread was provided for the committee and friends by Mr and Mrs. Messr, of the Black Lion.
MONUMENTS for Churches, Churchyards, and cemeteries, executed in Stone, Marble, and Granite may be inspected in the Show Room, at R. DODSON'S, Marble Works Snow-hill, Shrewsbury. I