UP AND DOWN THE COAST. "vv' THINGS HARD TO KNOW. Why visitors at seaside resorts should wear brown leather shoes, and in other ways make guys of them- selves. The natives of those seaside places dress.like other people. How it happens people are so mnch ashamed of people getting to know what they themselves are not ashamed of knowing. Why people will not do right to get the good opinion of wise men, and yet will do all sorts of wrong and silly things to preserve the good opinion of fools. Why it is thought more honourable to know the prin- ciples on which things are made than to know the arts of making them. On what ground our acquaintances think they under- stand us so much better than they pretend to understand their pet dogs. Why it is so difficult in the supreme moments of life to be anything but common place. Why we do so little to keep the dead in remembrance, seeing that we long so ardently not to be quickly for- gotten. Why people take more pleasure in a reputation for pos- sessions that never were tneirs, than in the enjoyment of the possessions that are their own. How it is the dead, who are so near to us, should seem so far away. How men who have paid a shilling or eighteen pence in the pound can have the courage (I will call it courage) to start business again, as if they were the most praise- worthy members of society imaginable. Why men are such fools as to sacrifice for money what money can never purchase. A STORY ABOUT RABBITS. William Clayey was a small farmer who married early, and early found himself surrounded by many small children. He grew small crops and he made small profits. His mind was small and he was content with small comforts. His farm, about a hundred acres in extent, was bor- dered on one side by a plantation. There was also about five acres of plantation in the middle of his holding. The homestead was placed on the side of a hill, and the manure from the iarm yard was washed into a held which grew remarkably tine docKs in great abundance. The bouse was inconvenient, old, out of repair, damp, and just what a farmhouse ought not to be but Clayey, poor fellow, knew it was ilseless co say a word to his landlord, who was always ready to take the rent, and to give a tenant notice to lei.ve. Mr. Coney knew how to deal with tenants, and was specially hard on poor Clayey who always took his hat off, and stood bareheaded in his landlord's presence even when it raided. Clayey's great offence in the eyes of his landlord was that he was against rabbits. Air. Coney was a great breeder of rabbits. There were a few rabbits on the farm when Clayey got married, but the number increased every year. One spring Clayey worked hard, early and late, in his fields. He was an industrious man, and he was deter- mined to see what he could do to grow good crops. When the yeung corn came through the ground the rabbits watched it, and nibbled the tops of it. As it grew longer and stronger, the rabbits grew more numerous and bolder. There were long narrow iaues through the crop leading to great brown patches where the rabbits held al fresco entertainments of the most festive description every even- ing. Clayey watched them with tears in his eyes. The rabbits could not eat all the ten acres whilst it was green, but they got through a good deal. As the part they could not eat got ripe the rabbits nipped the stalks, and fetched down the heads of grain beautifully, until Clayey went and set about harvest work. buch a harvest. He scarcely got what paid for the seed and manure, but the rabbits were an excellent crop. A large field of swedes did very well, and Clayey con- soled himself that affairs would not be so bad after all. In October there came two or three nights of sharp frost. About a fortnight afterwards when Clayey went to look at the swedes he found that the rind of nearly every turnip had been bitten through, aud that every one with a pierced rind was beginning to rot. He grasped the situation, and as he looked at the splendid crop of swedes he shed a few tears. He wiped his eyes with the back of his hand and said, "It is hard on a poor fellow. What shall I do ?" Clayey went to his landlord and stated his case. Mr. Coney laughed in his tenant's face and said there was scarcely a rabbit on the farm. If he did not like the farm he was quite at liberty to give it up. On his way home he went through one of his best pas- tures and found that the grass was turning brown. The rabbits had got it. When the rent day came round he always managed to meet it, but sometimes only by a ruinous sacrifice of stock. Hisjonly satisfaction was that he might well sell the animals as keep them when the rabbits had eaten up the oats and swedes and poisoned the pasture. Mrs. Clayey fared badly at the best of times, but as the children and the rabbits increased in number she fared worse and worse until her face became careworn. She kept up bravely a long time, but a damp house and rabbits were too much for her. They said she died of consumption. If she had known more about consumption she would not have died when she did. The rabbits were the great consumers. Clayey took his children to chapel and continued the struggle a long time, until one day he met a man who asked him why he did not emigrate to New Zealand. "How could he emigrate to New Zealand," he asked, "when be had no money?" The stranger told him how he could be taken to a country where he could buy land out and out for about the yearly rent he was then paying. Are there any rabbits there?" he asked. No, there are are neither rabbits nor Coneys in New Zealand." Clayey listened to the story, but he thought he would try another year. He tried, and before the year had ex- pired the youngest of his children had followed her mother. One day in the spring, just when the rabbits were getting their long narrow tracks through the oats pretty level, Clayey went to Mr. Coney and staggered him by telling him that he did not want to keep the farm another year. The landlord laughed, and said he could get half a dozen tenants. There was Marley for one." 0, no, there is not Marley," said the tenant, Marley and me are going to New Zealand." They went, and Mr. Coney tried to get another tenant, but he was a long time before he found one. The Coast. PERRY WINKLE.
A WELSH PARISH CHURCH. In contrast with the church restoration at Llanfrothen reported in the Cambrian News of last week, a corres- pondent furnishes the following description of the present condition of a parish church a few miles on the opposite side of Portmadoc This chtirch, which has for some time past been used only for funeral services, is approached by several steps downwards from the churchyard, and was closed by a rusty latch. On opening the door the interior was so dismal that the door had to be popped open to get sufficient light to examine the place. The chaneel was the first place to notice. Here there have been two windows, one at the east and another in the south. The latter, however, has been altogether closed, while the other, originally small. has had a piece of board placed over one half and the other half is without a particle of glass. There is a hole in the roof. The walls, which are very dirty, are hung with a number of coffin plates; but the light was so feeble that it was impossible to read them. Round the chancel are some plain wooden seats eight inches wide. In the body of the church is a reading desk, containing a quantity of loose mortar and stones; two pews! and eight rough trestle-liks seats made of unplaned logs. The roof here is in a worse state than in the chancel-a large pool of water, on the floor of the aisle, bearing witness to the state it must be in during wet weather. There have been two windows in this part of the church but the one behind the reading desk has been made up. Several coffin plates have been hung on the walls here. By the entrance on either side are planks, pickaxes, and heaps of stones and rubbish. The whole place is the most dismal that can be imagined; the only light reaching inside the building being from the door and the holes in the roof. The only signs of life about the place were a bat which was flying in the building and a notice on the door as to taking out licences for dogs and guns. It is to be hoped that those who have relatives buried in this churchyard seldom go near the place to have their feelings harrowed by the sight of such a miser- able and wretched building. Outside the church, grass, atones, and rubbish have been allowed to accumulate until in some places they are only six feet from the roof, and in one place only four feet. The walla, with the exception of the east wall, are allin good order, and the principals so far as the little light enables them to be seen appear to be sound. What is required is to re-roof the whole edifice, to re-build the east wall, to open and enlarge the windows, to clean the inside, putting new decent seats, and to level the ground round the out- side of th J church, lowering the path by the entrance, and taking all rubbish heaps away. Were this done, and a few trees planted, this would be one of the prettiest places in the district. The burial ground is the best in the neigh- bourhood, the ground being both deep and dry, and being on the top of a hill is exposed to all the winds and conse- quently cannot be unhealthy. Why the restoration of a church like this is not under- taken and accomplished, it is difficult to say. The re- storation of Llanfrothen church shows plainly what can be done, and it is to be hoped that active steps will be taken to render the building what every church ought to be, an emblem of peace, and purity and rest.
MALLWYD, NEAR DIN AS MAWDDWY. RENT AUDIT.—On Monday, the 9th June the roots of the Mallwyd estate, belonging to Mr. W. W. E. Wynne, Pemarth, were collected at the Peniarth Arms Hotel. The tenants sat down to a bountiful repast, prepared in excellent style by the host and hostess, Mi. and Mrs. Evans. Several toasts were given and responded to in a hearty manner.
LLWYNGWRIL. COMIXG-OF-AGE. On Monday, June 16, this little 611age was in a state of excitement on the occasion of the coming-of-age of Miss M. Davies, the only daughter of the Rev. J. E. Davies, M.A., rector of the parish of Llan- gelynin. Early in the afternoon it was evident that the inhabitants of the place wished to show their respect to the family by decorating their windows. This was taste- fully and artistically done in most places, but especially so by Ah-. Metcalfe, the police officer of the place. In the evening all the houses in the village as well as the neighbouring farms (with very few exceptions), had their windows illuminated. The bells of the church and the Board and National Schools were ringing merrily during the evening, and guns were also fired in several places in the locality.
CORRIS. THE SLATE TRADE.—In consequence of the universal stagnation of trade, several men were turned off from the Gaewern Quarry this week; but those who remain will be allowed to work six days a week instead of four, which they have been doing now for several months. SCHOOL INSPECTION.—Mr. Roberts, her Majesty's In- spector of Schools, inspected the British School and other schools in this neighbourhood last week. The result is not yet known, but we have every reason to believe that the children passed well. CONCERT.—A very successful concert was given at the National School, Corris, on June 17, in aid of the-Cori-is Brass Band. The chair was occupied by the rev. vicar. Alawydd Maldwyn, Mr. W. Owen, Braichcoch Inn, and Miss M. E. Davies, Gwindy, Corris, were the principal vocalists. Part songs and choruses were conspicuous by their absence. Alawydd Maldwyn rendered The old Temeraire" and Y Gan a Gollwyd" in artistic style, displaying a voice exceedingly fine and mellow. We hope to hear this promising young vocalist ere long again at Corris. The instrumentalists were-harp, Mr. Lloyd Roberts; cornet and violin, Mr. Tidswell, M.M.S. harmonium, Mr. W. Rees, National School, Corris. Mr. Roberts sustained his known character as an accomplished harpist, and it was Mr. Tidswell, the bandmaster, who fairly brought the house down by his solos. We are glad to be able to bear testimony to the general good behaviour of the audience. They showed, this time at least, themselves able to appropriate good music. The order of the programme was as follows Chorus, "We never will bow down," Band; address by the chairman song, It's nice," Mr. J. M. Jones harp solo, I' Welsh Airs," Mr. Lloyd Roberts; song, "The old Temeraire," Alawydd Maldwyn; vio!in solo and harmonium accom- paniment, "The blue Bells of Scotland," Mr. Tidswell (encored); song, Dewr fechgyn Cymru," Mr. W. Owen cornet solo, "Home, Sweet Home," Mr. R. W. Jones; song, Gyda'r Wawr," Miss M. E. Davies The Wedd- ing March," Band harp solo, Mr. Lloyd Roberts song, My fan wy," Mr. J. M. Jones; cornet solo, Carnaval de Venise," Mr. Tidswell (encored); song, O, Tyr'd yn ol fy ngeueth wen," Mr. W. Owep harp solo, Mr. Lloyd Roberts (encored) song, Y Gan a goilwyd," Alawydd Maldwyn; chorus, "Hallelujah," (Messiah), Band; finale, God save the Queen," Band. Mr. W. Rees played accompaniments on the harmonium to all the solos in his usual able style.
PORTMADOC. THE VOLHN'TEERS.—The Portmadoc (4th Carnarvon- shire) Rifle Volunteers, have gone to Carnarvon to encamp. It is anticipated that there will be a very large number in camp this year. THE VOLUNTEER BAND.—On Wednesday evening, June 18, this band, under the command of the bandmaster Mr. F. H. Stranger, played a selection of music by the fountain, in High-street, Portmadoc. It is intended to give these performances weekly. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS.—FORMATION OF A NEW DISTRICT.—At the Annual Movable Committee of thie Order, which commenced on Monday, June 9 at Edinburgh, application was made for the formation of a new district, to be called the Cambrian District and to comprise Edeyrn, Brothen, Penrhyn- deudreath, Ardudwy, Glaslyn, Ervin, and Madoc Lodges, the boundaries to be Trawsfynydd, Beddgelert, Dyffryn, and Criccieth. The application was granted. TREAT TO SCHOOL CHILDREN.—On Thursday June 5, a gathering took place of the Sunday school children con- nected with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapels of Portmadoc, Penmorfa, Brynte, Borthygest, and Pentre- felin. The children assembled at Portmadoc, and after forming a procession through the town, proceeded to the Town Hall, where tea was provided for them. Would it not be worth consideration for another year to have one large procession of the Sunday scholars of all denomina- tions on the same day-say on Whit-Monday ? A band to bead the procession, and a banner or flag for each Sunday school, would give an air of joyousness which these silent processions lack, and as Easter Monday is adopted by the older part of the townspeople for their club processions, the latter, and usually much warmer holiday, would be well kept by making it a geaeral treat to all the Sunday school children of the district. JUVENILE ODDFELLOWS' LODGE.—On Saturday, the131st May, a juvenile Lodge was formed at Portmadoc in con- nection with the Madoc Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. A procession was formed and paraded the town, headed by the 4th Carnarvonshire (Portmadoc) Rifle Volunteer Band. After the procession the Lodge was formed, over 100 members joining. The following officers were appointed .—Mr. Hugh Jones, blockmaker, president; Mr. David Williams, Slate Works, vice-presi- dent; Mr. Griffith Roberts, Penmorfa, treasurer and Mr. William Jones, Post Office, secretary. A committee was also appointed to assist the officers in carrying out the objects of the Lodge. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JUNE 13.-Before Owen Griffith, G. H. Owen, J. Jones, and E. S. Greaves, Esqrs. Drunk and Riotous.—The following persons we're, on the in- formation of Acting-Sergeant Price, convicted, namely, IThomas Hughes, for being drunk and riotous at Portmadoc on Whit- Monday. fined Is., and costs; Griffith Roberts, drunk and riotous in Ship on Launch, on same day, is. 6d., and costs- William Morris, drunk and riotous at Portmadoc on same day' Is., and costs; Gershow Thomas, same offence, is., and costs ■ Thomas Jones, charged by Act-Sergt. Price with being drunk riotous and refusing to quit the Grapes Vaults en June 11 was committed to imprisonment with hard labour for seven days and for a further seven days' for assaulting the police. Highvoay Ofience.-P.C. Thomas Williams v. Evan Lloyd.- Defendant admitted having allowed his horse to stray on the highway, and was dismissed, on payment of costs. Drunk on Licensed Premises.—Acting-Sergt Owen Price v Jennett Evans.—Complainant stated that on June 2nd he was called to the Ship on Launch. Defendant was in the kitchen and was very drunk. She is the landlady of the house.—After hearing a statement for the defence, the defendant was con- victed, and fined 2s. 6d., and costs. Employers and Workmen's Act.—David Jones v. William Roberts.—Defendant not appearing, an order to pay in fourteen days was made.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. CALVINISTIC METHODIST MEETING.—For upwards of 60 years there has been an annual gathering at Pearhyndeu- draeth by the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists for holding religious services. This year's meeting was held on Saturday (June 7). Sunday and Monday, the preachers being the Rev. W. Hinton Jones, Shrewsbury, Rev. David Phillips, Swansea, and the Rev. J. Lewis, Car- marthen. The meetings were well attended throughout. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.—At the last meeting of this Authority, held at the Festiniog Union Workhouse, the following report by the Sanitary Inspector was handed in :—- To the Chairman and Members of the. Festiniog Union Rura Sanitai-y Authority. Gentlemen,—I beg to lay before you a general report of my inspection for the last quarter. My district has been healthy on the whole during the past quarter, only a few cases of diphtheria having appeared, one of which proved fatal; the latter case occurred at Penrhyn. The sanitary state of the house was satisfactory. There was also one case of fever in the Tremadoc district, being a decrease of six as compared with the last quarter. The well at Pant Penrhyn is still much polluted, and the water is in every respect unfit for consumption; when dry weather sets in water for drinking purposes will be much re- quired at the upper part of Penrhyn, and steps should be taken to get the Water Company to carry their main pipes to this part. Mr. Phillips, the surveyor, is now surveying the drainage scheme for the upper portion of Penrhyn, and this will soon be completed. The drainage scheme at Talsarnau has been completed very The well at Pant Penrhyn is still much polluted, and the water is in every respect unfit for consumption; when dry weather sets in water for drinking purposes will be much re- quired at the upper part of Penrhyn, and steps should be taken to get the Water Company to carry their main pipes to this part. Mr. Phillips, the surveyor, is now surveying the drainage scheme for the upper portion of Penrhyn, and this will soon be completed. The drainage scheme at Talsarnau has been completed very satisfactorily, the few alterations recommended by the Surveyor having been carried out without any extra charge by the contractor. Mr. S. P. Owen. Mr. E. M. Roberts, Cefntrevor-isaf, has taken upon himself to lay pipes through this village to convey pure water, so in future all the houses can be supplied by this means. The sup- ply of water is obtained from different wells in the neighbour- hood, which have been diverted to till a cistern near Mr. Roberts's house. The cistern is estimated to contain 5,000 gallons. As a supply of fresh water was much required at this village in sum- mer months, this will prove a great boon to the inhabitants. Two ashpits, one at each end of the village, are much needed. At Penmorfa the new sewers and drains which have been con- structed are working very satisfactorily. In dry weather water c for drinking purposes will be very scarce, and cannot be obtained without much difficulty. This deficiency should be attended to before the coming summer months. Harlech.—The sanitary state of this town will not be much improved until the drainage scheme for it is carried out. The Parochial Sanitary Committee take but very little interest in sanitary matters here, and when a committee is called sufficient members do not attend to form a quorum. The number of deaths from all cases in my district for the quarter ending 31st March last was sixty, being at the tate of 20"45 per 1,000 per annum, and an increase of six over the last quarter.—I have the honour to be, gentlemen, your obedient servant, WILLIAM JONES, Inspector of Nuisances. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, JUNE 12.-Before John Jones and William Davies, Esqrs. School Board Cuse8.-The adjourned case against Robert Stoddart for breach of by-laws was further adjourned. -The ad- journed case against Jennet Jones was dismissed on the Clerk to the Board stating that the child was now attending school regularly. Employers and Workmen's Act.- William Humphreys v. William Gough.-The complainant in this adjourned case not appearing, it was struck out.— William Miller v. S. T. Hughes. Complainant sought to recover a sum of £ i 19s. 6d., balance of wages due to him from the defendant, and the sum of ZI for loss of time. The defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the full amount claimed. Malicious Injury.-Hugli Pugh v. John Jones. -Complainant i stated that he lived at Conglywal, Festiniog, and that the de- fendant lived close by. On the 31st May he was in his house, when he was called to defendant's house as there was a row going on there. Defendant's father was calling out and spoke to complainant. There was no light. Dctenda.nl caught hold of complainant's coat, and defendant's father and another came also and attacked him. He then got out, defendant still keep- ing hold of him, and Robert Jones took him off. Defendant then struck at complainant with his hand, and the third time struck his nese. Defendant had some instrument in his hand, and it cut complainant's nose. Corroborative evidence as to the assault was given, and the charge being reduced to one for common assault, defendant was committed to gaol for two months with hard labour. Hawking without Licence.—James Besant not appearing to recognisance, this case was adjourned sine die.' Drunk and Riotous.-Robel't Humphreys was charged by P.C. Richard Owen with this offence at Llandanwg on the 27th May, and admitting the offence, was fined 6d., and costs, or seven days' imprisonment in default.
TOWYN. The CROPS.—In spite of the lateness and coldness of the weather, there is a fair prospect of a bountiful crop of hay in this locality. There is also an abundance of green crops especially cabbages, and new potatoes are already plentiful, but the price forbids free indulgence in them as yet. SCHOOL BOARD.—Present: Mr. J. Webster, chairman, Messrs. J. Hughes Jones and L. Lewis; Mr. P. H. Hughes, clerk, and Mr. J. Owen, attendance officer. The monthly returns of the irregular attendance of children at the schools having been examined, the Clerk and Attendance Officer were directed to summon all the old offenders and give all others notices. The question of supplying maps and some books required at Pennal school was referred to the managers of that school to report upon. The consideration of the altera- tions required at the house attached to the Pennal school was deferred until the next meeting of the Board. A correspondence with the Education Department respect- ing the filling of the vacancy on the Board having been read, it was resolved that a special meeting of the Board be held on the 8th of July, for the purpose of electing a new member. A number of bills were examined and cheques for the same were drawn. LOCAL BOARD, THURSDAY, JUNE 12.—Present: Mr. J. Webster, chairman, Messrs. John Daniel, J. Hughes Jones, R. G. Price, R. J. Roberts, Griffith Jones, Gwyddelfynydd, W. Lloyd, W. Parry, John Roberts; W. R. Davies, clerk; P. H. Hughes, sur- veyor and Owen Williams, inspector. Appointment of Collector.— Mr. John Daniel proposed that Mr. P. H. Hughes should be appointed collector of the general district rate at the same salary as had been hitherto paid.—In answer to the Chairman, Mr. P. H. Hughes said he would accept the office on condition that he was allowed postage, and that he was also allowed to take proceedings against defaulters, after having called upon them twice for rates.—The Chairman thought it was very reasonable.—Mr. Hughes said a great many people in the district had a habit of saying call again."—Mr. R. G. Price: Oh, that is an old song.—Mr. Hughes Yes it is, but I don't mean to sing it.—Mr. J. Hughes Jones and Mr. R. G. Price thought that it would be advisable for the collector to bring lists of defaulters before the Board previously to taking proceedings, but the Chair- man having stated that that had been tried in the past and had failed, Mr. R. G. Price seconded Mr. John Daniel's motion, and it was agreed to. Slips at AberdoM.-The Clerk stated -that he had re- ceived a letter from Mr. G. G. Tremlett to the following effect Dear Sir -1 see in the Cambrian News of the 16th May that at a meeting of the Towyn Board of Health, held on the 8th May, their surveyor, Mr. P. H. Hughes states in his report (if accur- ately given) that "the entrance to the slip opposite the Penhelig Arms has been built up, &c." As under lessee of this part of the foreshore from the Crown, I beg to say that there is no slip there, nor ever has been, nor any pretence for saying go, and it is wrong for the Surveyor to make this assumption—1st, as tending to injuriously affect private property, and, in this respect, I protest against his statement; and, 2ndiy, as tending to mislead the Board, about which, of course, it is no place ot mine to remark. The entrance to the wharf there, partly be- longing to the Crown and partly to myself, has been built up, for there is no public right of way through this wharf nor any public slip, ana I beg this letter may be laid before the Board at their next meeting. To that letter the Clerk replied as follows :— Dear Sir, -Your letter of the 18th May, addressed to me at Towyn, was handed to me yesterday. The report in the Catnbrtan News is generally very accurate, and I believe is so in this case. There have been several discussions in reference to the slip opposite the Penhelig Arms, and several members of the Board are under the impression that there is a public right of road along the slip, which it is the duty of the Board to preserve to the public against encroachments. The matter will be con- sidered again upon the reading of your letter at the next meeting. —Mr. J. Hughes Jones said he believed that there were pqblic rights, for he had been speaking to a great many persons who had used the place without hindrance for many years past. If the slip wereclosed up there wouldbeno place for the ships to be repaired. Ship building and repairing was the chief industry of Aberdovey.—Mr. R. G. Price said any person had a right to knock an encroachment down. If one were put up at Towyn, he would be the fist to go and kick the thing down. He did not.see why the Board should take up the matter for the benefit of a few individuals.—The Chairman said Mr. Price's way would be a very expensive one. A thing like that could not be easily settled.—The Clerk remarked that a man of straw could be always found.—Mr. R. G. Price said a great many could be found at Aberdovey.—The Chair- man said that legal proceedings would be the beginning of a very serious matter.—The Clerk remarked that if there were any flagrant obstruction affecting public rights, he should advise the Board to take the matter up; but, as there was some doubt in this matter, he should not feel justified in advising the Board to enter into a law- suit which would involve great expense.—Mr. J. Hughes Jones thought that if Mr. Tremlett were allowed to re- main in quiet possession he would perhaps obtain more rights than those granted in his leases.—The Chairman said he had seen tbe Ynysymaengwyn lease, which had been granted to Mr. Tremlett, and Mr. J. Hughes Jones could obtain a copy of the lease which had been granted by the Crown from the Board of Trade.—Mr. J. Hughes Jones then proposed that the Clerk should write to the Board of Trade for a copy of the lease.—Mr. R. G. Price Not at the expense of the parish.—Mr. J. Hughes Jones What do you mean ? There is no expense in getting a copy of the lease.-The Clerk I do not know what they wouTd charge for It.-The Chairman Not more than five guineas.—Mr. J. Hughes Jones: Oh, not anything like the,t.-On the suggestion of the Clerk, he was directed to write to the Board of Trade, and ask them whether they would supply the Board with a copy of the Crown lease, and at what expense. Tymawr Road.-The question of the road leading from Hendy to Tymawr was adjourned to the next meeting. By-Laws.—It was agreed that a committee should be formed, and that they should continue the revision of the by-laws, which was undertaken and not finished some years ago. years ago. Vacancies on the Board.—The next subject on the agenda paper was to fill up the seats on the Board lately occupied by Mr. Newell and Mr. Henry Jones.-The Chairman asked ifit were necessary to fill up the vacancies at that meeting!—The Clerk replied that it would be advisable to do so as soon as possible. They had to write to the Local Govern- ment Board for an extension of time on the last occasion, and he did not think it well to trouble the Central Board every time an extraordinary vacancy occurred.—Mr. Thomas Jones, Caethle, was then unanimously appointed in the room of Mr. Newell.—Mr. Parry proposed the appointment of Mr. Adam Hunt, and the motion was seconded by the Chairman.—Mr. Griffith Jones proposed an amendment in favour of Mr. W. W. Jones. The amendment was seconded by Mr. J. Hughes Jones, and carried by five to two.—Mr. R. J. Roberts and Mr. Price did not vote. Inspector of Nuisancesi Report.—Mr. Owen Williams, inspec- tor of nuisances, presented his report, which was discussed, and various orders made thereon. Surveyor's Report.-The surveyor, Mr. P. H. Hughes, reported that the foot road in front of Aberdovey was getting out of order; seven or eight tons of small Macadam from the Syenite Setts Quarry Company would be sufficient to repair it.—A part of the road between Dyffrynglyncul and Gwyddgwion was in a very bad state, and was almost impassable. It would take fifty loads of stone to repair it, at a total cost of £ 3.—Several farmers residing in the township of Cefnrhos-issa complain of the state of the road leading from Aberdovey to Bwlchgwyn, &c. The ruts are deep, the middle of the road hollow, and the rocks bare and slippery. It could be improved very much by an expendi- ture of some £ 4 or £ 5.—The highway by Nantymynach is, and h4s been, damaged for years by water coming out of a part of the same highway, but repairable by the parish of Talyllvn. He had called attention to the matter before, but no steps had been taken to remove the nuisance complained of.—The contract for keeping the road by Pantyfan in repair had expired. The road was in a fair state of repair, and he considered that ten shillings a year would be enough for keeping it so in future.— A portion of the road between Ynys farm and Penmaendovey was getting out of repair; about a dozen loads of stone would be enough to restore it. It would be advisable to repair the road during the summer months, as the cartage over the other portions of it would not be so injurious.— The occupiers of Erwporthor and Tynycornel had called his at- tention to the neglected condition of the road passing by those places. It was in a very bad state, and must cause those travelling over it much inconvenience. There was a portion of it, about forty-tive yards in length, passing through shaley rock, which is too narrow for the passage of threshing machines and steam engines. He estimated the cost of widening that part at 10s., and of repairing and other portions at P,2 10s.—Heat- tended a committee of inspection en the 9th June, composed of Messrs. Parry, R. G. Price, J. Daniel, and R. J. Roberts, who inspected the road leading from Faenol Fach to Warwick Place. The Committee recommended that the rough stones now on the surface should be broken, the middle of the road well covered with gravel, and the side channels opened, so as to drain off the surface water before the road is taken over by the Board. They also considered that it would be advisable to postpone the work until after the sale in July, of the land belonging to the execu- tors of the late Mr. A. J. S. Uorbet, with the view of arranging, if possible, for land to make the road wider. He submitted a letter written by Mr. W. R. M. Wynne to the clerk respecting the road. by Cilcemmes, by which they would see that he was prepared to give the stones necessary for the repairs gratis from his quarry on the land adjoining.-Various orders were made on the different subjects, as recommended by Mr. Hughes.
DINAS MAWDDWY. COURTS LEET AND RENT AUDITS.—On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 10th and 11th June, Courts Leet and rent audits for the manor of Mawddwy were held at the Red Lion Hotel. On Tuesday Mr. Galliford presided, and Mr. Williams took the vice-chair. On Wednesday Mr. GaUiford (Recorder) presided, and Mr. R. P. Jones (Mayor) took the vice-chair. The usual courts were held by the Recorder, and the rents of the estates were col- lected by Mr. William Williams. A sumptuous dinner was provided each day, which did credit to the catering of Mr. and Mrs. Burman. On Wednesday we noticed amongst those present, Messrs. W. Rowlands, J. Burman, J. Brees, D. Lloyd, J. S. Hunt, T. Evans, Rowland Evans, Robert Evans, J. Weir, Thomas Thomas, H. Lewis, Ed. Williams, Rd. Jones, John Breese, Thomas Davies, Hugh Jones, D. Humphreys, O. Owens, William Roberts, Lewis Evans, Owen Jones, L. Jones, E. Roberts, John Jones, R. Evans, D. Thomas, Ed. Jones, D. Jones, R. xiugnes, "u W l,W'& tsuues, xv. nugnes, o. xiiis, <xc. Alter dinner the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given and well received.—Mr. H. Lewis proposed the health of the trustee of the estate, Mr. Halliday.—Mr. Galliford re- turned thankg.-A song was then sung by the Perthyfelin choir.—Mr. R. P. Jones proposed the health of Sir E. Buckley and family. He referred to the good they had done in this district and hoped to hail their return. Drunk in a bumper.—Mr. W. Williams responded and said he thought most of the inhabitants would like Sir Edmund to reside permanently among them. The kind reception Lady Buckley and family had received was appreciated. Mr. Galliford said the estate had been sold once for 962,000; however the purchasers failed to complete their bargain. He thought the family—at least the son—would ultimately have the property restored. Song by the Perthyfelin Choir.—Mr. R. P. Jones then proposed the health of the Chairman.—Mr. Galliford re- plied in his usual witty manner.—Mr. Thomas Davies, Cilwern, then proposed the health of Mr. Williams, and spoke in eulogistic terms of him.—Mr. David Humphreys also spoke.—Mr. Williams thanked Mr. Davies, and said he was connected with several estates, and did all in his power to give satisfaction to everybody. He was pleased to see all the tenants coming in such a creditable manner to pay their rents. He hoped for a speedy revival of trade. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Galliford spoke in high terms of Dr. Roberts, who had the Bryn Estate, and said he thought the tenants would find in him an excellent land- lord.—Mr. Williams corroborated Mr. Galliford's remarks. —Mr. Williams then proposed the health of Mr. R. P. Jones, and referred to the prominent part and active inter- est he took in most matters of importance in the district. (Cheers. )-The lviayorreplied.-iVir..LiugJi Jewis proposed the health of the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Burman. (Applause.)—Mr. Barman briefly returned- thanks, and the company then dispered.
CARDIGAN. BURIAL BOARD.—An adjourned ordinary meeting of this Board, Mr. T. Davies in the chair, was held in the Council Chamber on Tuesday, June 17, for the purpose of determining what portions should be allotted at present for interments, and which should be consecrated. It was resolved that the piece near the entrance gate should be set aside for the Church, with plots for 400 graves and the two plots for Dissenters, with 600 graves, leaving a spare portion for future wants. It was also resolved that the clerk do communicate to one of the Secretaries of State the decision come to, and forward the plan, asking permission to so carry it out. A pair of ornamental entrance gates, 9 feet wide, with appurtenances were ordered to be obtained from the Coalbrookdale Company, per Mr. Levi James, ironmonger, at a cost of £ 1016s., delivered. FATAL GUN ACCIDENT.—One of those accidents caused by'carelessness in handling of fire arms, took place on Thursday, June 12, at Bigney farm, Mount, near this town, the victim being James Evans, twenty-two years of age. The deceased had been out shoeting crows, and on his return, whilfe in the act of placing the loaded gun at full cock on the thrashing machine, in the barn, the muzzle being towards him, the concussion of the butt end on the machine must have let down the hammer, dis- charging the load into his abdomen. Medical aid was im- mediately sent for, and everything done to alleviate the sufferings of the unfortunate young man, but he gradually sank, and expired on Friday morning. An inquest was held on Saturday morning at the farm, before Mr. J. H. Evans, coroner, and a respectable jury, of which the Rev. D. H. Davies, the vicar of the parish, was foreman, when a verdict of Accidental death" was returned. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11.—Present: Mr. J. T. W. James, chairman, Messrs. John Lewis, T. Llewellyn, J. Hughes, S. Jenkins, the Revs. J. M. Davies and T. M. Jones. The Chairman read a letter from Mrs. Lloyd, Kilrhue, calling attention to a deaf and dumb child, the daughter of Thomas Davies, Penbryn, Bridell, as an applicant for admission into the Cambrian Deaf and Dumb Institute at Swansea. Mrs. Lloyd would bear the expense of the child's first outfit and travelling expenses, if the father could be got to pay 4s. a week, and the Board the remainder for her maintenance there. It was de- cided to defer the matter until the next meeting. A letter was read from the authorities of the Joint Counties' Lunatic Asylum, Carmarthen, announcing the death of Ann Williams, of Cardigan, who was admitted the 11th of May, 1876. A letter was also read from the Local Government Board, as- senting to the bill of £ 3 12s. 6(1., of Mr. Baynes, relieving officer, for extra duties in getting money belonging to the Board of Guardians. On the motion of Mr. John Lewis, it was resolved that a mangling machine, in connection with the new washing machine, be obtained from Mr. William James, ironmonger, for the use of the house. The relief lists were then proceeded with. TOWN COUNCIL, THURSDAY-, JUNE 12TH.—PresentThe Mayor; Councillors Levi Johes, John Lewis, Asa J. Evans, James Williams, Lewis Evans, William Woodward, 0. P. Davies, R. E. Rees, and Dr. Phillips. The New Water Workg.-The Mayor read a letter from the London Assurance Society stating that as the borough rate was not available as security, the director* did qat- feel disposed to grant the loan. It was resolved the Subject foe considered in committee.—The Mayor read a letter from Mr. Arthur W. Selumper, engineer of the works, stating that he had visited the works of Mr. Spittal, Newport, Monmouthshire, to witness the testing of the pipes for the-new water works. One pipe he picked out promiscuously stood a pressuie of 1,040 lbs. per square inch, or 2,400 feet of head water, equal to about 70 atmospheres. The Rates.-The rate books were signed and the corporation seal affixed thereto. In reference to the provisional order for the re-arrangement of the borough rates, Mr. James Williams proposed that Mr. W. P. Evans be employed professionally to carry out all matters in connection with the re-arrangement, so as to place the rates on a firm basis. Carried. Veterinary Inspector.-A letter was read from the Privy Council Department as to the appointment of a veterinary in- spector. The Authority had not yet been informed if such an officer had been appointed, and if so, to send his full name and address.-Tbe Council then resolved themselves into a committee to consider the question oi funds for the new water works.
ABERYSTWYTH. STEAM TRA WLING.-Mr. John Jones, Bridge-end, has just completed the purchase of the screw steamer Advance for the purpose of steam trawling and towing in Cardigan Bay, and, if required, for excursions. Captain Bennison will be her commander. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18.—Before the Mayor, David Roberts. Fso.. and J. W. Szlumper. Esq. Non-payment of Rates.—Orders for the payment of rates were made against the following ratepayers:—Edw. Ellis, auctioneer, Little Darkgate-street, £33 9s. 8d.; Dd. Jones, cabinetmaker, Baker-street, £2128. 4d.; Jane Owen, cow- keeper, Bridge-street, £22 9s. Id.; W. H. Truscott, watch- maker, Terrace-road," £ 7" 8s. 9d.; W. B. Bamber, fish- monger, Terrace-road;£81s.1d.; David James, shoemaker, Chajybeate-terrace, £3 Is. Ann Hughes, Victoria- terrace, £20 15s. lid.; Thomas Collins, Newfoundland- street, £51h.; and L. J. Truscott, watchmaker, Skinner street, B2 lis.
FESTINIOG. ORDINATIOS. — Among the successful candidates for priest's orders at Banger, on Sunday, June 8, was the Rev. B. H. Jones, curate of St. David's, Four Crosses, Festiniog. The Bishop appointed Mr. Jones to read the Epistle. Y BWRDD LLEOL a gynhaliodd ei eisteddiad y Sadwrn diweddaf. Nid oedd ond tri o'r aelodau yn absenol. Mr. Greaves yn y gadair.—Cyfarwyddwyd yr Ysgrifenydd i anfon at Mr. Holland, A.S., o berthynas i roddi y market hall i fynu i'r plwyf.—Penderfynwyd anfon at y Local Goverment Board am eu cydsyniad i symud Mr. Phillips o'i swydd bresenol i fod yn arolygydd budreddi am y cyflog « £ 150.—Penderfynwyd apelio am fenthyciad ych- wanegol o £1,500.-Fod amrywigael rbybuddionargyfrif budreddion, &c. MESUR SENEDDOL ER CAU Y TAFARNDAI AR Y SAB- BOTH.—Gyda phleser yr ydym yn anfon y llythyr can- lynol a ddaeth i'n llaw oddi wrth y Parch. R. Killin, ein periglor plwyfol. Yn ddiau dylai y wlad a'i holl egni ddyfud allani ddal i fynu freichiau y boneddigion sydd yn cymeryd yr achosteilwngifynu. Gan nad beth yw syniadau Lloegr ar y pwnc, rhaid addef fod pob pleidleisiaeth a wnaed yn ffafriol, o'r boblogaeth Gymreig, yr hyn sydd yn cyfreithloni deddfwriaeth eithriadol a neillduol ar gyfer Cymru. Yr ydym yn rhoddi y llythyr yn yr iaith y der- byniasom ef er mWYll y rhai sydd heb ddeall Cymraeg yn mhlith ein darllenwyr :— SUNDAY CLOSING BILL FOR WALES. On Saturday evening, May 31, the Dean of Bangor lectured on "Temperance to a crowded meeting at the Blaenau Festin- iog Assembly Room, when he suggested thatarequisition should be sent to Mr. John Roberts, M.P for Flint, asking him to in- troduce a Sunday Closing Bill for Wales, and to Mr. Holland, M.P. for Merioneth, requesting him to support such a Bill if introduced. Actin upon the Dean's suggestion, a resolution to that effect was unanimously passed, and as the chairman of the meeting I was desired to forward it to each of them. I have just received most favourable replies. Mr. Roberts entirely concurs that the Welsh people have aright to the same privilege as has been lately granted to Ireland, and proposes (if on consideration that appears the wisest course) to give notice that early next session he will introduce A Bill for carrying into effect the declared wish of the Welsh people by closing public houses in Wales throughout the Sabbath Day." Nothing probably can be done during the remainder of the present session. Mr. Holland promises to do all he can in support of such a Bill. R. KILLI. Festiniog Rectory, 11th June, 1S79. COFNODYDD.
CRICCIETH. LOCAL BOARD.—NEW FAIRS.—A special meeting of the Criccieth Local Board was held on Saturday, June 14. Present, Messrs. Griffith H. Owen (chairman), W. B. C. Jones, W. Watkins, and G. Evans. It was proposed by Mr. Watkin, seconded by W. B. C. Jones, and resolved, That no horses be exhibited for sale a.t the fairs between Taleifion and Bont y Cwrt; that the horse fair be held between the Railway Crossing and the Police Station, and that all shows, &c., be held below the Railway Crossing." —Proposed by Air. Griffith Evans, seconded by Mr. W. B. C. Jones, and resolved, That the following additional fairs be held at Criccieth, namely, on the 29th April and 23rd September, and that the necessary advertisements be put in the newspapers." This will make five fairs now held annually in Criccieth, namely, on the 29th April, 23rd May, 29th June, 23rd September, and 22nd October.
TREGARON. AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—A meeting of the supporters of the above society was held at the Town Hall, Tre- garon, on Wednesday, June 18, under the the presi- dency of the Rev. O. Davies, M.A., when a statement of the accounts of the society for the year 1878 was pre- sented, which, after having been examined and passed, was ordered to be printed and copies distributed to the subscribers by the secretary.—On the motion of the Rev. O. Davies, M.A., seconded by Mr. Daniel Rowlands, the Right Hon. the Earl of Lisburne was unanimously elected president of the society for the present year, and Mr. S. H. Lewis, Nanteos, and Mr. John Rowland, M.D., Garth, acting vice-presidents.—At this stage the meeting was adjourned to the 8th of July, for the revision of the list of prizes aud the rules for the present year, as well as for the appointment of officers and committees.
NEWTOWN PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JUNE 13.—Before J. C. Bayard, J. H. Blythe, Lewis Lewis, and Richard Lloyd, Esqrs. Neglecting to Repair a Road.—Mr. Griffiths summoned Mr. James Hall, as a member of the Newtown and Llan- idloes Highway Board, for not having repaired the Mochdre landslip —Mr. Richard Williams, who repre- sented the Highway Board, said the Board had under- taken to repair the road.—The Bench made an order for the repairs to be made in a month. Unlicensed Dogs.—P.C. Owen charged John Jones, shoe- maker, andJRichard Hughes, The Green, with having kept dogs without licences.—Jones was fined 25s., including costs, and Hughes 5s. and costs.—P.S. Hudson preferred a similar charge against Eliza Pryce, who was fined 13s., including costs. r. Carnegie's Chimney.—Mr. Castledine, inspector of nuisances, charged Mr. Carnegie with having allowed the chimney of his brewery to become a nuisance.—Complain- ant said that on the 18th April he served a notice on the defendant to abate the nuisance. He was instructed by the Local Board to withdraw the summons if the nuisance was abated and the costs paid, but this had not been done. —Mr. H. Woosnam appeared for the defendant, who he said was away from home. They could abate the nuisance in a few hours. They had not yet got the work com- pleted.—The Bench said that if the nuisance was not abated within three days the defendant would be fined j31. If it was done away with in that time he would only have to pay the costs. Selling Fish Unfit for Human Food.—Mr. Castledine charged Martin Allen, fishmonger, with having exposed for sale a quantity of mackerel on June 3, and with having obstructed the complainant while in the execution of his duty.—Complainant said that on the 3rd of June he found a quantity of mackerel which was not fit to be oaten. He told the defendant this, and asked him to allow him to have possession of them, but this he refused unless they were condemned by a magistrate or medical officer. They were ultimately given to P.S. Hudson.—P.S. Hudson said the fish were examined by Drs. Hall, Palmer, and Pratt, who condemned them. Mr. Blythe afterwards saw them, &nd did the same.—The defendant was fined 40s., and 9¡¡. costs for first, and 20s., and 8s. costs for the second offence. Trespassing in Pursuit of Game.—Jeremiah Snead, junr., was charged with having trespassed in pursuit of game on land belonging to the Rev. J. Lloyd.—Walter Sides, game- keeper to the complainant, said that about four o'clock in the morning on May 23, he heard the cry of a rabbit on a fm. He made a search and found one in a wire. About six the defendant came for the rabbit, and told the witness that he was catching rabbits. Fined 9s., andj 12s. costs. Alleged Assault. — Martha Swain, Ladywell-street, charged Sarah Jane Williams with an assault on the pre- vious Saturday night.—After hearing the evidence, the Bench dismissed the case. Theft of a Pair of Trowsers.—Thomas Weaver, nail maker, Ladywell-street, charged Richard Downs, black- smith, with having stolen a pair of fustian trousers on June 9.—Prosecutor said he lost a pair of trousers, worth lis. 6d. He left them at The Elms, which was kept by Mrs. Bonner, but when be called for them they could not be found.—Elizabeth Bonnor gave corroborative evidence, and added that she saw the prisoner in the house at seven o'clock the same evening.—Cornelius Owen, pawnbroker, said the prisoner pawned the trousers at his shop for 3s.— P.C. Tanner said he apprehended the prisoner at theGaer Farm, Forden. When charged with the theft the pris- oner said a man had asked him to pawn the trousers, but if he was allowed a little time he would make it all right with the prosecutor.—Prisoner was committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions.
NOTICE. A letter from Barmouth is held over till next week.
PENNAL PUBLIC FOOTPATHS. SIR,—I observe in your last issue of the Cambrian irews a notice under the above heading of a proceeding by Mr. Thruston and others upon land tfetween Pennal and the river Dovey. As it must be obvious to all local readers of your paper that this refers to an unwarrantable trespass on ™y land, I cannot allow it to pass unnoticed. The "dozen" most respectable inhabitants referred to as accompanying those named were only 5 (five) men in Mr. Thruston 8 service. feeling in the neighbourhood is indignation rather than joy at the unnecessarily offensive manner of assert- ing a claim of right of way. I have instructed my solicitors to commence proceedings against Mr. ihruston for the acts referred to, and I presume you will see the propriety of abstaining from commenting upon or noticing a matter which will shortly be brought before the Court. I enclose a copy of my solicitors' letter to Mr. Thruston, which you may use as you think proper.—I am, &c., ROBT. CHARLES ANWYL. Llugwy, Machynlleth, 18th June, 1879. P.S.—The gates referred to are still kept locked.
BARMOUTH LOCAL BOARD. SIR,—In reply to Seth Jones's letter, which appeared in your last issue of the Cambrian News, I will answer all his queries satisfactorily, providing he will come from behind his shield, and sign his own name as a man should, "unleu he is ashamed of it"—I am, &c. EDWARD DAVIES Clerk to the Local Board Barmouth, 18th June, 1879..
A BURIAL-PLACE WANTED FOR TOwYN SIR,—The parish of Towyn is large, and contains a number of villages. Aberdovey could almost be called a small town. The population of the whole parish is be- tween three and four thousand, but there is only one burial-place open to the public, that is, the graveyard attached to St. Cad van's Church, iowyn, and it is so full that it is perfectly revolting to think of digging more graves through the remains of the dead already buried there, because graves cannot be dug without cutting into graves whose contents have not yet resolved themselves into dust. The graveyard at Aberdovey is closed; the graveyard in the Maethlon Valley is private property; the graveyard attached to a chapel at Bryn- crug is but small, and belongs to the Calvinistic Methodists, and was never intended for a public burial place. The want of such a place has been keenly felt for years, yet no steps have been taken to provide it. Even interment in the Towyn graveyard depends, I believe, upon certain circumstances. Whether that be so or not, it is only a question of a short time to close it altogether. This fact is evident to all, and the matter is often seriously spoken of by those who have no power in the matter, and was so spoken of by those in power before they acceded to it. Some provision must ere long be made for the decent burial of the dead, and I hope those in authority will awake to a sense of their duty.—I am, &c., J.B.C.
THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. One of It he notices on the paper announcing the Council meetings of the College on the 18th and 19th June, was to the effect that a meeting of the Council would be held on Wednesday evening. At the hour appointed there was neither president, secretaries, nor treasurers present. In fact, the London officials were altogether absent, and the meeting could not be held. On Thursday morning the Council met. Mr. Stephen Evans, in the absence of the President, was voted to the chair. The first discovery made was that no minutes had been brought down from London, and the gentlemen assembled were consequently unable to confirm them, and equally unable to say what had been done in London on May 6, or at the special meeting on May 30. No satisfactory reason, of course, could be given for the gross aud utterly contemptuous way in which the Council had been treated. The proposed changes were discussed, but the Council was treated more like a committee than anything else. Ultimately resolutions were passed recommending that the proposed changes should not be carried out, that the scholarships, professors, and vacations should be left as they are for the present. Nothing, however, was finally decided, but it is some satisfaction to know that the ruin of the institution has not been accomplished. Mr. Hugh Owen left the room during the discussion, and was not present at the meeting of Governors in the afternoon. In the afternoon, at three o'clock, a meeting of Governors was held, and amongst those present were, in addition to the students, Mr. Stephen Evans, Mr. J. F. Roberts, Manchester, The Principal, Professor Hughes, Professor Rudler, and Professor Keeping, Dr. Edwards, Bala, the Rev. Mr. Morris, Aberystwyth, Rev. S. P. Edwards, Machin, Mr. David Samuel, Mr. David Roberts, mayor, Alderman Philip Williams, Mr. Griffith Jones, Mr. John Jones, Commerce House, Mr. John James. Some of the foregoing are not Governors. Mr. J. F. ROBERTS said he moved that Mr. Stephen Evans should take the chair. Mr. Evans had been their chairman that morning, and really performed the duties admiribly. He had better, therefore, complete the busi- ness. The MAYOR seconded the proposition, which was car- ried. Professor HUGHES asked whether the meeting was a public one, or a meeting of the Governors. The CHAIRMAN replied that it was a meeting of the Governors. Properly speaking, it was a private one. Principal EDWARDS said he had been applied to by one of the reporters whether it was public; he had informed him that reporters would be admitted. The CHAIRMAN said that reporters would be admitted, but nothing whatever would be said that the students might not hear. At the same time, he did not think it quite regular that the students should be present at a meeting of the Governors. Mr. J. F. ROBERTS said he was exceedingly glad to see the students present. He added that the business would be over in a very few moments, after which they could all retire. The CHAIRMAN said they were then waiting for the minutes of the last meeting of the Governors. As the hon. secretaries were not present he was unable to go on. He was quite unprepared for the state of things which had arisen. Mr. P. Jones had gone out to look for Mr. Hugh Owen, to see if he could obtain a copy of the minutes. At present they could not go on with the busi- ness. After some delay, Mr. JOHN JAMES moved that the meeting should be adjourned until October next, as the minutes of the last meeting were not present. The MAYOR seconded Mr. James's proposition, which was carried. The CHAIRMAN said this was a. formal meeting of the Governors. In consequence of the laches of the honorary secretaries they had no minutes before them. There was no business whatever to transact. He might say that the spirit that had been manifested throughout the day would he believed, be the means of bringing about an amicable arrangement of the little difference between the Council and the Senate. (Cheers.) The meeting then separated. The indignation in the town at the way in which some of the officials of the College have acted is very great, and it is to be hoped the friends of the Institution will rally round those members of the Council who are anxious that the University College of Wales should not become a thing of the past. With the exception of Mr. Stephen Evans, the members present were strongly in favour of preserving the Institution from changes which would tend to reduce the College to a school.
MACHYNLLETH EISTEDDFOD. MACHYNLUTH, yesterday. Whenever any entertainment is announced from Mach- ynlleth, the outside public may take it for granted that so far as organization goes it is certain to be successful, whether it is sheep dog trials, rejoicings, or eisteddfodau. The townspeople throw themselves into the undertakings with such unanimity and enthusiasm that they deserve success, if they do not get it, and the Plas Machynlleth family are always ready to do what they can to help the townspeople in their efforts. The organization of the Maldwyn Eisteddfod, under the patronage of the Marquess of Londonderry, K.P.,which was commencedyesterday, and will be continued to-day, is no exception to the rule. A large pavilion has been erected behind the Lion Hotel, capable of accommodating 5,000 persons, and eminent singers and other artistes engaged, to induce people to at- tend, besides the attractions of the names of the chairmen, and the different items of the programme. The town of Machynlleth was profusely decorated. Flags were hung from the different houses, and strings of flags spanned the streets, and there were also numerous mottoes expressing every success to the undertaking, and wishing the family at Plas Machynlleth all happiness and prosperity. The chairman of the Committee is Mr. J. J. Jones, London House; vice-chairman, Mr. David Evans (Dewi Glan Llyfnant); treasurer, Mr. John Rowlands, solicitor; and secretary, Mr. Richard Rees (Maldwyn). Llew Llwyfo conducted, and the artistes are—Madame Edith Wynne, Mias Mary Spencer Jones, R.A.M., London, Mr. Ben. Davies, R.A.M., London, Mr. David Jenkins, Mus., Bac., Llew Llwyfo, Owain Alaw, Mr. £ °m., ,?.y,anH' U.C.W., Alawydd Maldwyn, Mr. David Gillart; pennillion singer, EOB Mai harpist, Mr. Lloyd Roberts; accompanist, Mr. Rowland Davies organist; chorus, the Eisteddfod Choir; conductor of the choir, Mr. David Davies. Adjudicators—Prose, poetry, and translations The Rev. R. Thomas (Ap Vychan), Bala, Rev. J. H. Evans (Cynfaen), Carnarvon, Canon Griffiths, B.D., Machynlleth, Mr. Howell, Dolguog, Mr. E. Davies, Dolcaradog. Music: Mr. John Owen (Owain Alaw), Chester, Mr. David Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aber- ystwyth. Art: Mr. David Howell, Mr. Edward Davies, Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Atkin, Miss Jones, Fronygog, Miss Gillart, Miss Darlington, and Miss Griffiths. The morning opened fine and a large number of people sntered Machynlleth from all directions. At nine o'clock the gorsedd was opened in the park, according to the a.ncient rites and customs of the Welsh bards, by Llew Llwyfo. The prayer was read by Mr. Richard Rees (Maldwyn), and the following englynion were recited by Alwenydd and Maldwyn :— Heddyw mwyniant ddymunwn—a'n deflon Difyr a fawrygwn, A noawedd hoff ein dydd hwn, Yw gorsedd plant y Garsiwn. Gorsded nac urdd na gweyrsi—ni wna fyth, Neb yn fardd o yni, o anian rhaid ei eni, A'r ddawn ynddo'n llawn fel lli. The gorsedd was then adjourned to the following morning at 8-30. At ten a procession, headed by the Corris Brass Band, left the gorsedd to meet Lord Henry Vane-Tempest, the president, whom they escorted to the pavilion, where the eisteddfod was opened by sound of trumpet. Amongst those who attended the gathering were the Marchioness of Londonderry, Lord Herbert Vane- Tempest, Lady Alexandrina V aae-Tempest, Lady Edwards, Mrs. Ruck, Pantlludw, Mr. and the Misses Howell, Dolguo_ Mrs. and the Misses Jones, Ironygog, Mr. Joseph Evans, Fronygog, Mr. and Mrs. Fryer, Lodge Park, Miss Davies, l'cnpompren, Mr. and Miss Howell, Welshpool, Mr. S. Phelps, Newlands, the Misses Darlington, Wigan, Rev. J. W. and Miss Kirkham, the Rev. Canon Griffiths, Mr. W. Thomas, solicitor, Aberystwyth, the Rev. D. Parker Morgan and Mrs. Morgan, Aberdovey, Mr. and Mrs. Gillart and family, Llynlloedd, Mrs. and the Misses Meredith, Pen- rhyn Dovey, Miss Jones, Maengwyn-st., Machynlleth,Dr. Matthews, Miss Buckley Williames, Glyncogan, Mr T. and Mrs. Sturkey, and Mr. T. 0. and Miss Sturkey, Plas- caecwm, Newtown, Mrs. Lewis, Glandovey, Mr. and Mrs. H&wks, Dolcorslwyn, the Rev. R. T. Edwards and Mrs. Edwards, Corris, Dr. Jones, Corris, the Rev. J. Roberts, Berriew, Rev. W. J. Wooding, and others. The Eisteddfod was opened by sound of trumpet, after which, a selection of music having been played by the Corris Brass Band, the Chairman of the Committee (Mr. John J. Jones, London House) read the following aiddress:— To the Right Hon. Lord Henry Vane-Tempest. My Lord,—This morning and the meeting over which you pre- side usher in the beginning of Eisteddfod Gadeiriol to which thousands have looked forward with great anticipation and pleasure, but none more so than the Committee of the Eistedd- fod, who respectfully present this address to you, my lord, upon taking the chair at our first meeting of the Eisteddfod. The success of our Eisteddfod we felt to be certain, when we re- ceived the support and patronage of your most nohle father, the Marquess of Londonderry, and the best wishes of your good and kind mother, the Marchioness of Londonderry, and within this spacious pavilion this morning there is none here assembled but will, with the Committee, with all the warmth and enthusiasm of their Welsh hearts, say, "Hir oes ac iechyd i deulu parchus Plas Machynlleth." We feel proud of our president this morn- morning, knowing how closely connected you are with the town in which to-day the Eisteddfod is held. Hundreds, yea thousands, in this and adjacent counties, will remember your venerable grandfather, the warm and kind-hearted ^Velshman,Sir John Edwards, Baronet, whose noble deeds are still fresh in their memories and whose good name will ever be remembered, es- pecially in the town of Machynlleth, by rich and poor. My lord there is one noble lady yet we have not forgotten who when spoken of upon every hearth in our town, brings to the memory kindness, Christian chanty, and every other noble virtue, and to whom the welfare of the town of Machynlleth is always dear— your illustrious grandmother, Lady Edwards. We thank you heartily as a Committee for presiding here this morning, and for your great readiness to come here when so many pressing duties demanded your valuable time and atten- tion, and we have no doubt that many years after this, if spared to live, you will, with great pleasure, recall back to your memory Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Maldwyn, 1879, and the meeting at which you so ably presided. We beg humbly to leave the address in your hands, which does but feebly express the great respect and gratitude of the Committee to you and the noble family of Plas, and in the words of one of our poets we say- Sons of^Maglona in chorus combine, Welcome the glory of Henry's fair line Ages shall ever while Dovey rolls on Honour the house of the gallant Sir John. • Health and prosperity crown all thy days, Live as to merit futurity's praise. Live to ennoble a time-honoured name, Live for a place in the temple of fame. Signed on behalf of the Committee, JOHN J. JONES, Chairman. The reading of the address was accompanied by enthu- SRD HENRY VANE-TEMPEST said-Mr. Chairman, Ladies, and Gentlemen,—I have to thank you in the first place for the honour you have done me in asking me to preside at this Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Maldwyn; secondly, for the kind sentiments which have been expressed by the Chairman on behalf of \he Committee; and, thirdly, for the kind reception I received from the audience in general. I am sorry to be unable to address you in your native language. I can understand one or two words. (Applause.) Eisteddfods are of very ancient date, and those who pro- moted and assisted at these gatherings had but one object in view—the furtherance of literature, art, and singing. The programme is made up chiefly of musical competi- tions, and it is well known that the Welsh have a special talent and warm love for music, and I hope they will al- ways come forward as a musical people, and hold a pro- minent position in the world of eisteddfodau. (Cheers.) Machynlleth is a place of great antiquity and renown, being at one time a garrison, holding its parliament under the sway of Owen Glendower, a name no doubt fresh in the memory of you all. (Applause.) People say that the' Welsh language will die out, but I am sure you will agree_with me when I say, and I will try to pro- .w nounce it properly-Cymraeg am Byth. (Cheers.) The language will not die out; and though I am unable to address you in Welsh, I shall be always ready and willing to promote the welfare of the Welsh people, who have always shown their kindness to the IPlas Ma,chyn- lleth family. (Applause.) With these few remarks I wish the Eisteddfod every success, and at the end I trust the committee may find a good balance in their favour, which I have no doubt will be by them devoted to some good and charitable purpose. (Applause.) I must thank yon, sir, for the kina allusions you have made to my dear ana respected grandfather, with whose name you are all familiar, and also for the allusions respecting the rest of my family, and with these remarks I think we had better proceed with the duties of the eisteddfod. (Applause.) The programme was then proceeded with as follows :— "Can yr Eisteddfod" (Eisteddfod song), by Llew Llwyfo, This was very well received. Anerchiadau gan y Beirdd (Bardic addresses), by Mr. Rd. Davies (Corris Mai). Awarding the prize of one guinea for the best Welsh essay Dylanwad Tiriondeb." There were six com- petitors. The prize was awarded to Mr. David Roberts, Abercegir, Mont., who was invested by Lady Alexan- drina Vane-Tempest. Brass band competition, "Wedding March," Mendel- ssohn (Riviere), prize £7 7s. Three bands entered, viz., Royal Cardigan Brass Band, Corris Band, and the Aber- ystwyth Lads. The prize was awarded to the Corris Band, the result being received with loud cheers. The bandmaster, Mr. J. R. Tidswell, was invested by Miss Jones, Fronygog. Awarding the prize of 10s. 6d. for the best "Hir a thoddaid y gorthrymwr." The successful competitor was Owen Glyndwr," who turned out to be Mr. Richard Davies, Cyfeiliog; invested by Mrs. Ruck, Pantlludw. Miss Mary Spencer Jones, R.A.M., London, here sang in a very tasteful manner the song "Twickenham Ferry," which was much appreciated. Pianoforte competition, the first overture from Blodwen, Dr. Parry, prize 21s. Three competed, the successful candidate being Thomas Price, Llanfyllin, who was in- vested by Miss Howell, Dolguog. Awarding the prize of one guinea for the best transla- lation into Welsh of the first chapter of "Practical View of Christianity" (Wilberforce). There were nine- teen translations sent in, the prize being divided between H. Hughes, Carnarvon, and Charles Ashton, Corris, who were invested by Miss Darlington and Miss Gillart. The Rev. Canon GRIFFITHS, in delivering the adjudication said he could hardly agree with the noble President respecting the longevity of the Welsh language. He had been one of the adjudicators of the translations from Welsh to English, and from English to Welsh. They had received nineteen translations. They would expect that the translations from English to Welsh would have been more numerous, but such was not the case, as only three translations had been sent in, the remaining sixteen being from Welsh to English. ° Son^ "YTren" (Dr. Parry), by Mr. Tom Evans, Awarding the prize of 10s. 6d. for best shirt. There were two shirts received, and the prize was divided be- tween Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Lewis, who were invested by Lord Henry Vane Tempest and Mr. Hubert Cornish. The adjudication was read by Mr. J. J. Evans. Madame Edith Wynne now made her appearance, and was very heartily received. She sang the popular song, "She wandered down the mountain side," with her cus- tomary ability, but seemed to be troubled with hoarse- ness, which was very noticeable in the latter portion of the song. Awarding the prize of 15s., by Mr. John Rowlands, for the .best "Beithynen." There were four competitors, viz., Hugh Roberts, Abergynolwyn, David Roberts, Abercegir, Henry Lamb, Machynlleth, and John Davies, Machynlleth, who were adjudged equal, and it was decided to give them each the same sum. Eos Mai gave some specimens of Pennillion singing, which were loudly applauded. Awarding the prize of 5s. for the best walking stick. Out of the four competitors, Mr. Ryder, Llanwrin, was pronounced the best, and Mr. D. Owen, Cwmcadian, near Corris, took second place. Mrs. Lewis and Miss* Buckley Williames invested. Competition in singing the soprano solo, "0 dywed i mi, awel y nefoedd" (Blodwen), Dr. Parry. Prize 10s. 6d. The competitors went to be examined at the Town Hall, and the three best were selected to sing in the pavilion. The prize was eventually awarded to Mrs. Thomas, Aber- gynolwyn, who was invested by Mr. J. J. Evans. Competition in singing the duet, Mae Cymru 'n barod ar y wys" (Blodwen), Dr. Parry. There was only one couple who put in an appearance-Edward Edwards, Machynlleth, and Evan Jones, Rhydgwiar. Owain Alaw, in announcing the decision of the adjudicators, remarked there was no doubt they were the best—(laughter)—and it would take two very good ones to beat them. (Applause.) They were invested by Miss Darlington. Awarding the prize of 10s. for the best epigram (englyn), Y llogell. Best, William Jones, Corris, who sent in the following Gwniedig agen ydyw—y llogell Egyr hael heb ystryw; Cod astrus gwanc a distryw, A bedd i aur y cybydd y w. Choral competition, Thanks be to God," from Men- delssohn's Elijah." Choirs to consist of not less than sixty voices. Two choirs competed, the Abergynolwyn and the Dolgelley choirs. Mr. David Jenkins and Owain Alaw adjudicated, the latter remarking that the first choir kept their tune, but there was a want of oneness. The altos, which were made up of boys, were thin and forc as was the case in many parts of Wales. He hoped they would introduce some contraltos amongst them. He had seen great changes in Eisteddfodau, and he should like to see them introduce an orchestra when singing a chorus of the kind they had just been listening to. If they did they would find the effect to be very much improved. The singing of the Dolgelley choir was better in quality and their voices blended much more to the satisfaction of the adjudicators than did those of the Abergynolwyn choir. He had no hesitation in declaring them worthy of the prize. The Marchioness of Londonderry then invested the conductor of the Dolgelley choir (Mr. O. O. Roberts) to whom was presented the prize of 230 and a handsome baton. Previously to the investment Madame Edith Wynne sang the popular song "Gogerddan," of which the following is a copy :— And dost thou seek Gogerddan's halls Without thy sire, my son ? Go seek the battle field again Until the fight be done. Thy mother I, yet would I see Thy life-blood freely flow And see thy corpse brought back are thou A craven heart should show The mother saw her son return, But, ah, no more to live She cried, my boy, my darling boy, Oh, God, my sin forgive. A voice replied from out the wall, While Cambria's streams shall flow, Far better like a hero die f Than live a craven souL The prize of four guineas and a medal for the best poem — Suddiad y 'Princess Alice'" — was awarded to Gwilym PennSnt," Mr- William Powell, London. Before the proceedings terminated, Mr. ABRAHAM HOWELL moved a vote of thanks to the noble president for presiding, which was seconded by the Rev. CANON GRIFFITH<¡, and carried with acclamation. Lord HENRY VANE-TEMPEST, in responding, said it had given him great pleasure to preside at the meeting, and he was much pleased to see so large an attendance. By the applause which had followed the decisions of the ad- judicators he was led to believe that everything had passed off to their entire satisfaction. He begged to thank them for the cordial reception they had given him, and he trusted the eisteddfod would be a complete success. (Applause > Prior to the evening concert rain began to fall and con- tinued almost without intermission throughout the even- ing, penetrating the tent to such a degree as to occasion thei^iestoput up their umbreUas and the gentlemen, who had had the forethought to bring them, to seekrefugein their overcoats. Mr. H. C. Fryer, Lodge Park, occupied the chair, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Rd. Jones, Machynlleth, who was prevented from attending through indisposition, lhe attendance was very large. The PRESIDENT said he must first of afl express his regret at the cause which had made him occupy the post he was filling that evening. He was sure they would all share the regret he felt that Mr. Jones was unable to be with them that evening. (Hear, hear.) He had felt when asked to become their president that it would be childish on his part to refuse the request, as he thought it was the bounden duty of all to do what they could to enhance the success of the Eisteddfodau. (Applause.) The object he had seen put forward to their holding those meetings did not seem to him to be of any importance. Until he heard of something that proved that the Eisteddfodau did harm, that their effects were not good, that they made Welshmen less loyal than they were; until he heard something of this kind he did not feel it necessary to offer anything in their defence. (Applause.) He was sure that these meetings did good, and that the Welsh people were 00 loyal as any of her Majesty's subjects. (Applause.) He would not detain them any longer, but would at once pro- ceed with the programme, which was as follows:— Chorus.. Molianwn y Nefoedd" Dr. Parry. The Eisteddfod Choir. j Song v." •• "Fy Mlodwen" Dr. Parry- Mr. Ben. Davies, R.A.M., London. Song One Bright Summer Morning" Costa- Miss Spencer Jones. Duet II Flow gently, Deva" .John ParrJ- Llew Llwyfo and Alawydd Maldwyn. Song II Punchs Compliments to Wales" Owam Alaw. Quartette "Sleep, gentle Lady" Bishop- Madame Edith Wynne, Miss M. Spencer Jones, R.A.M., Mr. Ben. Davies, R.A.M., Mr. D. Jenkins, M.B. Harp .» Eos Mai, Llew Llwyfo, Owain Alaw." Song • Cader Idris" Songs of Wale* Miss M. Spcncer Jones, R. A.M., London. Song Jack's Yarn" Louis Diebl* 6 Mr. David Gillart. Duet, piano and harmonium, Marche aux Flambeaux" „ S. ciarte- Owain Alaw, Mr. Rowland Davies. Song. Phebe dearest, tell, 0 tell me" HattoB- Mr. Tom Evans, U.C.W. Chorus. Cydgan y Bmdwyr" Dr. Parry. The Eisteddfod Choir. Song The Soldier's last sigh" G. A. HodsoB- Alawydd Maldwyn. Trio Sleep, Lady, sleep" Dr. Parff- Miss M. Spencer Jones, R.A.M., Mr. TomEvans, U.C.W., Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. Song Llew Llwyfo. Diet I know a J>ank HorO» Madame Edith Wynne, Miss. Spencer Jones, R.A.M. Harp Eos Mai, Llew Llwyfo, Owain Alaw. Duet "Love and War" T. Coolge Mr. Ben. Davies, R.A.M., Mr. D. Jenkins, M.B. 1 Song Darby and Joan" Molloj* Miss M. Spencer Jones, R.A.M. Song When thou art near" Sulliva"- Mr. Ben Davies, IL A- M. Song. "The Ash Grove" Madame Edith Wynne. Finale God Save the Queen"
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