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,.ar. CARDIGANSHIRE SMALL HOLDINGS COMMITTEE. CONFIRMATION AND REFUSAL OF ORDERS. CONFERENCE ON THE ACT. On Thursday of last week a meeting of the Small Holdings Committee was held at Town Hall, Lampeter, under the presidency of Alderman E. J. Davies, New Quay, there being also present Al- dermen J. T. Morgan, Maesnewydd; R. J. R. Loxdale, Castle Hill; C. M. Williams, Aberystwyth; Councillors J. H. Davies, Llangeitho; D. J. Wil- liams, Tregaron; Edward Jones, Ponter- wyd; David Evans, Llanwnen; J. Pugh Lewis, Liwyniorwerth; R. S. Rowland, Llanddewi Brefi; David Davies, Troedyr- aur; \V. Jeremy, Newcastle Emlyn; Thlos J ones, Llangranog; Griffith Davies, Pen- bryn; Robert Ellis, Aberystwyth; Peter Jones, Trefeirig; John C. Harford, Llanwnen; John Jones, Felinfach; E. A. L. Powell, LJanfarian; Principal LI. J. M. Bebb, Lampeter; D. C. Roberts, Aberystwyth; B. Davies-EVans, Llan- vvenog: Josiah Jones, Llandyssul; the Rev W. Griffiths, Llanllwchaiarn; and John James, Taliesin; Messrs Tom Parry, county land agent, and Ivor Evans, acting county clerk. Mr M. T. Baines of the Board of Agriculture was also present. Felingyffin and Tyrabbey. Mr Parry read a letter from the Board of Agriculture relative to the enquiry held at Rhydypennau on the 27th Oct- ober in the matter of the order of Felin- gyffin informing the Committee that after due consideration of the points re- ferred to and the objections made at the enquiry the Board had come to the conclusion that Felingyffin is to be re- garded as a separate holding under tile Act and that the order therefore cannot be confirmed. In the opinion of the Bbard, the evidence shows that Felin- gyffin was at the time of the order held as a separate holding by Miss Griffiths, that her tenancy was not an illusory one created for the protection of the holding and that Felingyffin and Dolgae are adapted for letting and had continuously been let as a separate hold- ing though for two years held by the same person. A further letter was read from the Board confirming the order in respect of a. ficldpart of Tyrabbey, Clarach, applied for by Messrs Edward Edwards and Son, Cross. Mr Peter Jones proposed and Mr D. J. Williams seconded that the letters should be referred to tJhe sub-committee; and on the Commissioner pointing out that notice to treat in respect of the Tyrabbey field must be given within twenity-one days, it was resolved that the Committee should give the notice to treat, the letters being then referred to the sub-committee for tllIO Aberystwyth Union. Mr Edward Jones said he had one or two points strongly in his mind concern- ing Felingyffin which he thought would voice the feeling of the country. He did not know whether he should be in order in expressing his points. The Chairman suggested thai Mr Jones should defer his remarks until later on in the meeting, and Mr Jones con- sented. CONFERENCE WITH THE COMMIS- SIONER. The Cnairman said the next subject was to confer with Commissioner Mr M T Baines concerning the administration of the Small Holdings Act in the county. The Chairman explained that at the pre- vious meeting of the County Council it was agreed at the instigation of Sir EU- ward Pryse to invite Mr Baines to at- tend the Committee meeting. He (the Chairman) did not see Sir Pryse present. Dr. James said he saw Sir Edward that morning who said he was obliged to be at home that day and therefore could not attend. Mr Harford suggested that Mr Baines should be asked to address the Commit- tee on the administration of tlhe Act and then the members would be in a position to ask questions. Mr Baines said his position was a rather difficult one because it was his mis- fortune not to know so much about the county as the Committee did. He, how- ever, had talked the matter over wit.i Mr Owen, his colleague at the Board, who had given his impression as to the week in Cardiganshire, and he had formed his ideas to a large extent on what Mr Owen had told him. The Com- mittee, it appeared, asked him to give a start to a sort of general discussion. He had been furnished with a copy of the agenda giving the recommendations tof the sub-committee appointed on the 19th September which met on the 22nd and if those recommendations were adopted it might to a great extent cover the ground for which the Committee met that day as far as he was concerned. His primary object in attending was to con- fer with the Committee as to the admin- istration of the Act in the county. He thought it was admitted pretty nearly by everybody that the administration of the Aot had not been quite what was desired so far and, he also thought, the Committee itself had dome to the same conclusion when they appointed a special sub-committee to consider the matter. That committee had considered the mat- ter, and first of all he felt that it would be improper for the Board to attempt to dictate or even to advise until the Com- mittee had had an opportunity of consid- ering the recommendations of tlheir own sub-committee which in all probability were more to the point and more effectual than anything he could advise because the Committee knew the geo- graphical difficulties better than he could know hem. If the Committee consid- ered the report of the sub-committee first, he thought it would cover the ground and expedite matters as it would save going over the ground twice. The Committee agreeing to the sug- gested procedure, went on to consider the report of the special sub-committee ap- pointed to enquire into the financial aspecft of the admi)iirftira- tion of the- Act and to consider any other means of facilating the working of the Act in future. The sub-committee re- ported that communications had been received from Carmarthen, Carnarvon, Breconshire, Montgomery, Pembroke, and Merioneth counties as to the working of the Act m the Welsh counties. Car- marthenshire stated that the Committee consisted of thirty-four members who met quarterly. Very few voluntary ar- rangements in acquiring land had been made. it was most difficult, really too difficult, to arrange terms voluntarily as they were generally tob unreasonable both in rent and conditions of tenure. Hence it was better to resort to compul- sion. Carnarvonshire replied that the Committee consisted of twenty-two mem- bers. Only very little land had been acquired bv voluntary agreement, with the exception of an estate recently bought, and it is practically impossible to o-et any at a fair rent. The Committee had had to make three orders for the compulsory acquisition of land this year owing to failure in negociatmg terms. The Merioneth Land Agent stated that up to the present the Committee had been unable tb get but very limited offers of land voluntarily; but thought there were signs of improvement in that respect. Pembrokeshire Committee con- sisted of twenty-nine members. The county was divided into five districts, each served by a sub-committee consist- ing of every alderman and councillor of the district. The Committee had ntJt yet acquired sufficient suitable land to satisfy the applicants. The special' sub- committee added that after considerable discussion they recommended that in future applicants for land should send with their applications £2 tb cover ex- penses in investigation, or 1 for allot- ments the deposit to be retained by the Committee on withdrawal of the ap- plication for any cause either than refusal E Say the rent fixed, the Committee to iudge as to the reasonableness of the re- fusal The sub-committee also recom- mended that the Agent should procure a suitable register in which to enter names of applicants and P^rtl(:rs as to the lfccation, quantity of land re- quired, and disposal of the claims; also a special receipt hook for rents from small holders. That the Ctrunty Committee meet quarterly, the A^nt be- ing authorized to call special m ings if necessary to clear off arrears o work in the several unions. That the M^nt s accounts be submitted to the j}1*}"?* committees m time for the qua terly County Finance Committee. That the Agent should make a repbrt on land and buildings now in the occupation of the Committee's tenants. That the Agent's accounts be presented quarterly and after approval by the district committees be submitted to the sub-committee appointed to examine the Treasurer's acdounts. That the Small Holdings Committee be recommended to fix dates for the collec- tion of Lady Day and Michaelmas rents. 'J hat the premium on the insurance of Pencarreg Farm be paid and enquiries made as to terms of insurance çJ build- ings on small holdings. Sir Edward Pryse, the special sub-committee further reported, called attention to a letter written by the Land Agent tc one of the applicants for a portion of Dolclienog Farm advising the applicant to be ready to pay rent in advance if the Small Hold- ings Committee at any time required him o do so. On Sir Edward Pryse express- ing strong disapproval of the letter, the Agent requested that the whole letter should be read and that having been done and after discussion, the Committee approved the letter as the object in view was cleixly safeguarding, as far as pos- sible, the interests of the Small Holdings Committee. b The Chairman, referring to the deposit tee by applicants, remarked that that would save the Committee from bogus applications; and the recommcmda^-ion was adopted on the proposition of Mr Robert Ellis, seconded by Mr Loxdale. In reply to Mr Edward Jones, it was stated that the Agent would now write to pend- ing applicants requiring them to forward the deposit fees. On the proposition of Mr Ellis, sec- onded by Mr Loxdale, the Agent was authorized to procure a register of ap- plications. Mr C. M. Williams stated that 250 applications were made before Mr. Tom Parry was appointed and it was not known what had bedome of them. Mr Robert Ellis understood that the papers were handed over to Mr Parry in a perfect state of order. Mr C. M. Williams stated that tihe Agent had been instructed to write to the applicants asking if they were still applicants. Mr R. S. Rowland—Some of them have withdrawn. Mr C. M. Williams--Because the Com. mittee have not dealt with them. Mr R. S. Rowland—No. Because the land was too dear and because they could get it cheaper from the landowners direct. There is one here for Crown land and the Crown refused tb treat with the Committee. (Laughter.) The Agent said the deposit fee would have the effect of weeding tiiie weak applicants out. Mr J. T. Morgan asked if a good many of the applicants had not been given small holdings voluntarily by the land- lords ? The Chairman replied that if that was the case they should have written to the Agent saying that they had been sup- plied with small holdings. The Agent said an arrangement in one case had been made with Mr Loxdale through his instrumentality and that was the only one that had been arranged. Mr J. '1'. Morgan said that Sir Edward Pryse had also voluntarily given small holdings. Mr Jeremy asked if an applicant could withdraw at any time, and the Ohairman supposed so; but the deposit fee would have a good effect in such cases. Mr Davies, Trcedyraur, said that sev- eral people on the Bronwvdd Estate who applied were now sorry they did so, as they found they could better treat with Sir Marteine Lloyd. He (Mr Davies) advised all applicants to apply to the landlord. Mr TLkiward Jones added that appli- cants found it impossible to get land by means of the Committee and that it was better to treat with the landlord. Mr D. C. Roberts said that showed that the Act was having a good effect. If the neople were getting small holdings that was just what the Committee wanted. Mr Jeremy remarking that rents due to the landlords had not been paid for fourteen months, it was stated that the Treasurer had been authorised to pay the rents. Mr Josiah Jones said there was at first an impression that people oould get land cheaper from the Committee tihan from the landlords, but were now finding by experience that that was not the case as, when a small holding was obtained through the Committee, the cost of valuation and other things had to be added to the rent. Mr Edward Jones, referring to the re- commendation that the meetings of the County Committee should be held quar- terly, suggested that the district meet- ings should be held mont'hly and the C :mmittee meetings half yearly. It was difficult for him to attend quarterly and it was important for him to be present. (Laughter.) Mr Peter Jones thought it desirable to hold the County Committee meetings quarterly in order to put the Act in force. The recommendation was adopted and a discussion occurred over tlhe accounts, it being thought advisable that the ac- counts should not only be checked by the district committees, but by the County Committee in order tb secure uni- formity of charges before being submit- ted for payment by the County Council. It was agreed that the accounts gliktild bo taken by the Committee on the same day as the County Council. Mr D. C. Roberts pointed out the diffi- culty the Committee were in in going through the charges, as the Committee did not know on what basis the Board of Agriculture would act in making allow- ances in repayment to the Committee to cover charges. As at present arranged, the charges must be passed by the Com- mittee and paid by the Committee and then submitted to the Bbard for repay- ment to the Committee. The Commit- tee therefore cYosired to know what tihe Board allowed by way of repayment of charges before the Committee allowed and paid the charges. It was agreed to discuss the subject at a later stage of the meeting. It was agreed that the Agent should report on land and buildings now in the occupation of the Committee's tenants and present a report to the Cbmmittee at the end of each year of tenancy. Mr Jones, Felinfach, thought there should be a record kept in eadh case of the condition of land and buildings be- fore the tenants entered into occupation which could be referred to at any subse- quent time. Mr D. C. Roberts moved the recom- mendations as to the submission and ex- amination of accounts and, referring to the requirement that the Agent should send in his accounts quarterly, said there had been difficulty in the past and the recommendation must be carried out strictly in future. The recommendations having been ad- opted, Mr Edward Jones asked if the Committee could not allow more latitude in the payment of half yearly rents than thirty days as private landlords gave a .oner time. The Chairman said that matter had been settled and could not be re-opened. Referring to insurance of buildings, Mr Loxdale said it was usual far landlords in the county to pay fbr insurance. It cost him a very considerable sum. He therefore thought the Committee should see that the insurance was paid by the landlords in the case of small 'Holdings as the premiums had not been talTen into account in fixing rents. The Chairman said that matter oould be considered in dealing in future with the taking of land. .„ Mr Baines thought it advisable that the Committee should have the insurance in their own hands, for in the event of alterations and additions to the build- ings by the Committee after a landlord had insured there might be difficulties with the insurance company. The Agent asked if the tenant would not be liable in the event of a fire? Mr Loxdale replied in the negative, but said, the tenant would be liable to continue to pay the rent. The Agent said in respect tf the leases already signed, the Committee had failed to get the landlords to undertake insur- ance. I Mr Peter Jones said in future insur- ance could be considered in taking the land and some allowance by the land- lord required on account of insurance. The Agent stated that in some cases I the buildings were not insured before the Committee took the land. He was in- structed to inquire as to insurances and the date of expiry so as not to insure places already adequately insured. Mr R. S. Rowland asked if the Trea- surer was tb pay the rents to the land- lords whether the rents were received by the Committee's tenants or not? Mr Baines replied in the affirmative, remarking that the Committee must see that they did not let to undesirable Mr Rowland said the loss would then fall on the rates. The rents were oom- ing in very slowly so far. Mr C. M. Williams thought the rents would be paid. Most landlords allowed two months. Mr Loxdale said the Committee would have to pay the rents to the landlords frfom whom the land had be,en taken whether the tenants paid or not; and as time went on he feared the Committee would find their position not very enviable as they would be liable for all sorts of things they did not anticipate. DISTRICT COMMITTEES' REPORT. The Committee then proceeded to con- sider reports by the district committees Aberayron Committee reported that the half year's rents due 25th March of Pen- carreg small holdings had, with one ex- ception due to illness, been paid. As the tenants aid not get posession of the lands at the beginning of October owing to the lateness of the season and alterations due to the adaptation of the farm to scpall holdings, the Local Committee authorised the Agent to pay the rates on behalf of the tenants for the first half year out of rents received and tine receipts had been sent to the County Treasurer. The loan of C2,930 iter the purchase of Cwmcynon small holdings had been sanctioned by the Local Government Board, but transfer could not be completed until December 24th, it being necessary to give the mort- gagee six mtontils7 notice. Provisional agreements had been arranged witli four tenants for small holdings on Cwmcynon. Mr J. H. Davies asked what authority had the sub-committee to order the pay- ment of rates ? The Agent did not think the Commit- tee had authority to do so. The ten- ants had not gone in until nearly Christ- mas. Demand notes were served on him and there were threats of legal proceed- ings. The Committee told him to pay the rates and said they would take the responsibility and he gave a cheque for J316 18s. 6d. He thought the tenants should pay the rates from the beginning. Mr D. C. Roberts entered his strong protest against that being dbne in future. He also did not think the Agent had any authority to pay cheques on behalf of the Committee. It should have gone through the Treasurer. The Agent had no more authority to pay cheques than tihe man in the moon. The Agent said he must put the whole responsibility upon the Aberayron Com- mittee. Mr C. M. Williams said the tenants would have to pay the rates proprrtionate to the time they had been in occupation; and it was agreed that they should be asked to refund the rates. Mr Peter Jones, referring to Cwmcynon small holdings, said that the Agent when a member of the County Council and the Chairman said there was an intense de- sire in the district, of Cwmqynon for small holdings. S ince- then the Committee had been obliged to get the old tenant to take part of the farm and^his son who is under age to take anotner parti, so that all the Committee had for their £ 3,000 was to give a man one field. The Onairman thought it would be found that in a few years Cwmcynon wtould be an ideal small holding. Mr Peter Jones added that the Com- mittee had placed the old tenant in occu- pation of fifty acres, his son of twenty in occupation of another portion, and given someone else a small piece of land. It was a dangerous course to pursue. It might become an ideal place at some future time; but what the Committee had to do was to meet present require- ments for small holdings. The Com- mittee at considerable expense had put compulsory powers in force, and it was a question whether the expenses would be refunded by the Board. The respon- sibility and liability would fall upon the ratepayers. They had been told that there would be no responsibility on the ratepayers. The Committee was de- sirous of getting information on that point; but so far as they had been able to glean from the case of Cwmcynon valuations had been made and other ex- penses incurred, and it was a question whether they would be repaid by the Board. Perhaps the Commissioner would give an expression of his view on that matter in order to assist the Committee in putting the Act in force in other cases. Many people feared there would be an increased charge upon the rates and there was a consensus of feeling that that was not a thing that should be done. The Agent asked, as he was a member of the County Com noil when the order was' made to take Cwmcynon, to be al- lowed to make a statement. There was a great deal of misunderstanding in the matter. About fifteen months ago David Jones, Cwmcynon, applied for a slmall holding because he was under notice to quit, and was within forty days of finding himself on the turnpike road. A public enquiry was held at New Quay and evi- dence taken on oath. The sitting ten- ant wanted a small htolding, Griffiths, of PemparktJ, 17i apres, and a smith ten acres or thereabouts, and the Act allowed the Committee if they could not let all the farm to keep the surplus until tibere were applicants. The order was con- firmed and the price fixed at £ 2,930— E430 for the buildings and £2,500 for the land. It was made out then to be to the interest of the ratepayers. He added a certain sum to the cost for interest and redemption of loan, the cost of the buildings to be redeemed in fifty years and fee land in eighty years. The former rent was R110 and the rent paid by the County Council tenants £13Ö Mr Harford-What an advantage I The Agent added that the tenants now had security of tenure for thirty- five years which was a very Consider- able advantage. They would be able to fa,rm and stock to the best advantage and tihe rent they paid would result in the County Council becoming the owners of the land in eighty years. He had added to the cost the amount of tithes and a proportionate charge for management. There nad been a great deal of falla- cious talk about taking the farm and untruthful statements had been made. Councillor Ellis in the County Council stated that £ 200 cost had been incurred. He (the Agent) did not like to stand up and correct that statement, but there had been no £ 200 costs. The Chairman said the matter had been thoroughly discussed in Council, when Mr Peter Jones was not present, and lie did not lniik it should be further discussed. Mr C. M. Williams said it was shown that the rent would purchase the free- hold in eighty years. It was never in- tended that the carrying out of the Act sh'ould cost the ratepayers anythidz. Mr Baines, in reply to questions, said the Board paid the arbitrator and the expenses m trying to get an order though the order might not be confirmed. Mr Peter Jbnes said there was an- other point. He understood that the Age it recently visited a farm of 1,600 or 1,700 acres of mountain land. He went and had a look at it-he did not walk over it-and sent in a bill to the Com- mittee for JE44. What was the Com- mittee's position in cases of that kind? Mr J. T. Morgan asked if that question was in order? Mr Peter Jones said he was seeking information whether the Board or the county authorfty would have to bear the expense. There was a charge of £44 for looking over a farm whose rent was C80 or LW. The County Council had to make the payment in the first instance and they were told that it would be refunded by the Board. If, however, it was not refunded the charge would fall on the ratOB. Mr Baines replied that naturally the person who ordered goods had to pay for tlhem. The County Council priraarily in- structed the Agent and the County 'Council primarily would have to pay. They could make what arrangements they liked with the Agent as to fees. The Board said they did not pay any- thing back until certain conditions were fulfilled—one that the Agent had in- structions; secondly, that it was made with the bona-fide intention of trying to take the farm believing it to be suitable for small holdings; and thirdly that it was a proper and complete valuation such as could be submitted to and criti- cised by any other valuer. If those con- ditions had been Complied with and the Board was satisfied they had been com- plied with the Board said, irrespective of what the Committee had settled witli the Agent as to fees, their maximum was according to a scale; according to the character and nature and desirability of the valuation. Mr Peter Jones—That is, the maximum amount can be charged fbr valuation? Mr -Chines-The maximum amount that we should pay. Mr J. H. Davies-The B-oaird says "We will not repay you beyond a certain amount and you can make any arrange- ments you like with your Agent?" Mr Robert Ellis asked if the maxi- mum fee covered the valuation of moun- tain land? The Committee were told that the Board would repay the cost of acquisition, cost of adaptation, and cost of management and that there were mini- mum and maximum scales. In valuing mountain land, could the Committee charge Is. for the first acre and 6d. foi each other acre ? Was it in the power of £ ■ sub-committee to delegate its powers to an zi--enT, Mr Baines replied that they must em- ploy a valuer. They were not bound to employ Mr Parry, but the best valuer ih the county. Many counties wisely did not employ their own agents Mr Robert Ellis asked if 6d. an 3Cre could be chargecPfor the valuation of mountain land ? A valuer might go on a mountain at Pontarwyd and say "The valuation is so and so." Mr Edward Jones said the remark which was made by Mr Ellis was very un- fair. He added that he knew nothing of what he was talking about and asked him to sit down. (Laughter.) In reply to Mr J. H. Davies, the Agent said the rents of Cwmcynon were L17 10s. for 17 acres let to Griffiths; £10 for g acres; £50 for fifty-five acres in- cluding rough land let to the sitting ten- ant and £52 10s. of the surplus rough garse land, to the son of the sitting ten- ant; total, £ 130. Principal Bebb said he had attended at \(¡me inconvenience in the Iiope of learn- ing something of the working of the Act. The Committee were talking, however, as if they had a week before them, and as if there was no big question of principle on N-Oiiieh they might have the Commis- sroner's advice. He should like to know whether it was advisible to lease land or to purchase land ? Mr C. M. Williams asked how could the Commissioner give advice, on one- sided and misleading statements? ADDRESS BY THE COMMISSIONER. Mr D. C. Roberts suggested that the Commissioner should be asked to address the Committee, and Mr Banies complying said he should prefer speaking in a con- versational style in the shape of question and answer. If the recommendations ad- opted with one or two modifications were carried out in the letter and in the spirit, the difficulties and troubles experi- enced in C'ardiganshire of which the Board in London had heard during the past six months would be overcome. It depended upon the spirit in which the recommendations were carried out. The Committee were on right lines and he did not know that he could add to tihe re- commendations except in two things. One was that he thought the Committee too large and unwieldly. If all the mem- bers of the Council attended the meet- ings, the Committee would be too large and if they did not attend they were not much good in being on the Committee. The experience of Anglesey and other counties showed that the committees were unwieldy and could not make headway. The Committee that day wlliich he sup- posed was not one half of the Cbuncil was quite large enough. His experience was that the smaller the committee the more workable it was. The other mat- ter had regard to the appointment of the Agent and in what he said he hoped Mr Parry would not think he intended to be personal. He understood that Mr Parry resided in a somewhat remote and nbt very populous part of the county not served by railways wlhich meant that it took him one day to go and one day to return from half a day's work. Why his time for which the Cbunty Council or the Board paid him should be wasted to such an extent he failed to see. Could it not be arranged that Mr Parry should attend to the country to which he had reasonable access and appoint another agent for the northern part of the county, or that he should reside at a central place like Lam- peter? The third idea was that at future enquiries into the making of compulsory orders the Committee should be repre- sented by a legal gentleman. (Hear, hear.) It was a difficult matter to one net accustomed to conduct enquiries to interpret or put before the Commissioner the points of an Act of Parliament very difficult to construe. It was the work of a man who had legal training, and it should be borne in mind that on tihe other side of the table sat a man of legal ex- perience whb was ready to take advan- tage-he did not mean unfair advantage —of any slips which the one representing the Cbmmittee might happen to make. He thought it desirable in enquiring into compulsory orders that the Committee's case should be conducted-not by counsel whose fees would not be allowed by the ra-but" by a lawyer who would re- ceive the Committee's instructionss and charge reasonable fees fur his services which would be allowed. Mr Harford asked to be told some- ninng about the cost of valuation of mountain land ? Mr Baines replied that every case must depend upon its own merits. Harford supposed the Board trusted the County Council to see that the valua- tion was reasonable and would not pav beyond a reasonable amount. The valua- tion of mountain land which perhaps would not be gone over would not be changed at the same rate as good agri- cultural land. Mr Baines said the County Council must ask themselves what was a reason- able fee. They must bring common sense and reason to bear. They could not make a hard and fast rule in charging fees, but say what would be a reasonable charge for valuation. Mr J. H. Davies asked it the same scaTe would apply to the valuation of 1 500 acres of mountain land as to enclosed land with fifty or sixty holdings? In one case the valuation could be done in one day, whereas tihe other would take three weeks or a month. Mr Baines replied that the Board would leave that to the County Council. Mr D. C. Roberts" asked if the Board would approve of items in the account sent to the Board instead of sayina You must pay and we will consider whether we will repay?" The Committee felt it was ridiculous tiiat it should cost L40 or kSO to value 1,500 acres of moun- tain land, but their Agent might teU them that the Board allowed that charge to agents in other counties. Though the Committee could not honestly ap- prove of the charge, they could scarcely say that their Agent should not have the same fees as were allowed elsewhere. How could the Committee know wliere they were in allowing fees ? Mr Baines replied that if the Commit- tee did not approve the charge, most cer- tainly the Board would not approve. Mr D. C. Roberts said if the Board allowed the charge in other counties, the Committee could hdly object to tfheir Agent getting the same allowance. Mr Baines—We have not had the charge of £40 submitted to us yet. Mr D. U. Roberts-May we submit it to the Board before we approve of it? Mr Baines—I do not think your Ç'oun- cil dare. Mr Peter Jones said the Committee wanted to know if they were merely to pay the Agent or whether they were to pay the fee and be liable to pay it or a portion of it out of the rates? Mr Baines replied that the Act was created for many things, but it was not created to be exploited for fee making. He did not expect any surveyor wtould expect a fee like that for valuing a farm half moorland and half mountain land when he could get on horseback and gal- lop around it. Mr D. C. Roberts said the Committee had put an extreme case, but there were many other cases which presented diffi- culties in going through the accounts. At present the Board required the County Council to pay and then decided whether the Board Would refund or not. Was it not possible to submit the accounts first to the Board for approval before making payment ? Mr J. H. Davies suggested that a scale should be drawn up for the valuation of mountain land and for agricultural land and submitted to the Board for approval. Mr Baines thought that would be a very gcod thing to do. The Agent asked to be allowed to make a statement. The Board allowed two methods of payment. They said if the County Agent valued one acre he was to receive a minimum fee of L3. The County Council had agreed to pay him L60 a year and all fees which the Board allowed for valuations and time úCCed. Tliedharge of C44 for Gelmast would work out at a cheaper rate than in other cases because there were sixteen or eighteen people applying for the land and the division would mean a lot of work. Mr D. C. Roberts again asked if the Committee oould not submit the charges for the Board's approval before payment as the Board might as well go over the accounts before payment as after pay- ment, and Mr Baines said he would speak to the Board about the suggestion. Mr C. M. Williams stated that the Agent had agreed to refund any amount not allowed by the 'Board. Members harped a great deal on the charge for valuing the 1,600 acres at Gelmast, but they said notbng of the fact that in the bulk of cases the Agent received L4 or £ 5 only. The Agent might not receive a single fee for six months. Mr Baines would see the kind of spirit which ani- mated some members of the Committee. Mr D. U. Roberts replied that there had been no personal reference to the Agent. The only object sought was how to get out of the difficulty. Mr Jones, Felinfach, asked if there was a loss on taking and letting a farm, who would have to bear the loss, and Mr Baines replied that the Board would not pay more than half the loss. Asked in the course of further discussion to look at an account of charges, Mr Baines did not think the Board would approve of charges of journeys to Aberystwyth to interview applicants and landowners as I those were negociations and not charges for acquisition. It was agreed heneefortSh to send the accounts to the Board for approval be- fore payment by the Committee, and Mr D. C. Roberts moved a votg of thanks to Mr Baines for attending which was agreed to. Mr. Baines said it was a pleasure to him to come down as he liked Wales, though he felt a difficulty about the language. He 'had an enjoyable time when attending the Rhydypennau en- quiry, though they kept him at it from eleven in the'morning until six at night. (Laughter.) The Small Holdings Act was a specially difficult Act to put into operation and there was always some- thing fresh cropping up. If at any future time the Committee desired a talk with him it would be his duty as well as his pleasure to come down. OTHER DISTRICT REPORTS. Aberystwyth District Committee re- ported as to Felingyffin and Ty'rabbey applications and stated that they had re- solved to seek compulsory powers for the acquisition of Pwllpeirian Farm be- longing to Mr Waddingham subject to obtaining from the Board definite in- formation whether it is a home farm or not. The Agent was also instructed to treat with the Hafod Estate for the ac- qxiisitibn of Gelmast at Cwmystwyth. With regard to Abeu-trinant Farm, Cnwch Coch, the Committee had agreed to accept the terms arranged between the owners and the Agent to take the farm of 290 acres at a rental of JB147 per annum for a period of thirty-five years on a repairing lease with power to renew for a further period of thirty-five years, the owners to pay tithe. Newcastle Emlyn District Committee reported on Panteg and Tower Hill small holdings, Penbeiliemawr and Ffynon, Pantygwenith (nea<r Henllan), Wern- gadno (Beulah), Cwmcbednerth (Rhyd- lewis), Blaendyffryn (near Horeb), and Brynhelyg and Bachyrhew. Tregaron District Committee reported that the sub-committee had let the lower portion of Dblchenog Farm tq Mr Lewis Oliver at £ 46 per annum and the portion above Bryngfrenlli fence to Mr T. E. Lewis, Bryngwallter at JE50. Mr J. G. Motrris Davies, agjetot of the Hafod Efetate, had been asked tb carry out a clause of the lease to give timber in the rough for fencing between Dolclienog and Penygraig, etc., but had ignored the ap- peal and would have no dealings of any kind with the County Council telljflt. The County Agent was therefore un- able to recommend the County Council to pay the first half year's rent due Lady Day until the arrangement as to timber was carried out. The matter had since been settled amicably. Mr Jeremy, referring to the Newcastle Emlyn repcrt, said a woman who had four acres for which she formerly paid £1 rent and now 36s. wanted to know who was going to pay compensatibn as she had improved the holding herself? The Agent did not think she could claim compensation as slie remained in Occupation of the holding. The holding was valued at more than 36s. and under the new tenancy she was relieved from giving service at harvest time. Referring to Gelmast, the Agent said he had from fifteen to twenty applicants for portions of the farm and he was going to present a scheme to the Com- mittee. in reply to Mr J. H. Davies, the Agent said there were cottages near Gelmast and the applicants would be a mile from Dolchenog. There were sev- eral applicants on the top for Dtelchenog, but they would not pay the rent. The Tregaron report was adopted and the Newcastle Emlyn report referred back, as it did not seem tb have been discussed, Mr Jeremy stating that the members of the Committee "went out." The Committee then rose after sitting from eleven until two o'clock.
MUSIC. Mr. J. CHAS. McLEAN, F.R.C O., Has resumed LessouB in Organ & Piano Playing Singing, nd Theory of Music. PORTMADOP, ABEFDOVEV, and NEW QUAY Vicited during the Week. 3, Queen's Terrace, Aberystwyth. j339 MR CHARLES PANCHEN ORGANIST CHOIRMASTER, ST. MICHARV* PARISH CHURCH, ABERYSTWYTH, Hoa. Local Examiner (Scuolarllblpl). R A.M RECEIVE PUPILS "OR SINGING, ORGAN, PIANOFORTE, FLUT AND HARMONY, 20, New-etreet, Aberystwyth, Nexc term begins on Sept 19th, 1910. ARTHUR C. EDWARDS, Mas. Bac. Oxon., F.R.C.O., Orgonitt and Choirmaster of Holy Trinity CAwrvfc Sometime Deputy Organist of Llandaf CathedrmL GIVES LESSONS IN Organ, Pianoforte, Singing (ladle a or hoys veices), Choir Training, and all branchy of Musical Theory. Pupils prepated for Exam- inations, For terms, apply, Tan-y-oraig Trinity-road, Aberystwyth. On Wednesdays at Machynlleth. j981 Miss M. E. CLOUGH-JONES, CRICCIETH, GIVE LESSONS IN OROAN, PIANOFORTE. THEORY, and COUNTERPOINT. R«cent successes with Pupils at the R A.M. and K.u Jtt., T.C.L. and L-C.M,; also Gold Medal UC.JFC Terms on tipplication. pS!I5 EDUCATION. MEITHRINFA, PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS NORTH ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH- PRINCIPALS-THE MISSES TROTTER. Boarders received. Prospectus on applicat Half Tern. begins November 2nd. CAERLEON HOUSE ABERYSTWYTH. Collegiate School for Girls. RECOGNISED. PBINOIP ilK: Miss RHODES AND MISS RICKS, B. L PUPILS PREPARED For London and Welsh Matriculation, Cam- bridge Local, Associated Board of Royal Academy of Music aud Rolal College of Maaio Trinity College and other examinations. Physical Training, Hockey, and Tennis VICTORIA SCHOOL, Boarding & Day School, VICTORIA (MARINE) TERRACB ABERYSTWYTH. PRINCIPAL MISS KATE B. LLOYD Pupils prepared for the London and Welsh Matriculations, Cambridge Locals and Associated Board of the Royal Academy •! Music and Royal College of M,i, -to. ST. PADARNS CONVENT ABERYSTWYTH. Boarding & Day School, Conducted by lea Relipieuses du St. Esprit. Head-Mistress: Soeur Marie-Henri, B-A. Separate Kindergarten. n406 BARMOUTH COUNTY SCHOOL, BARMOUTH, Headmaster: EDMUND D. JONES, M A. STAFF: JOHN LLOYD, B.A. J. GELLY, B.Sc. J. T. JONES. RlSc. Miss L. M. M. ADAM, M. A. (Senior Mistress). Miss W. GITTINS, B.A. Visiting Teachers in Drawing and Painting, Cookery and Music. Prospectus, &c on application to R. LLEWELYN OWEN, Clerk. TOWYN. TOWYN COUNTY SCHOOL THE School Buildings are large and X commodious, are admirably suited far their purpose, and Include Headmaster's Honee, built specially for the accommodation of Boarders ths ordinary Clase Rooms, Musio Room, exoellentlj equipped Chemical and I tiysical Laboratories Science Lecture Room Workshop, Kitchen, and laundry. Pupils are prepared :for the Universities, Profession, and Commercial Life. SUCCESSES DURING 1907. London Inter B.Sc., 4 London Matriculation* 7 Matriculation of Gity and Guild's Institute, 1 Educational Institute of Scotland, 1 Hoo. ours Certificate Central Welsh Board. 5; Senior Certificate Central Welsh Board, 8; Juciov Certificate Central Welsh Board, 19 Board o* Education, second and third stages, 48 Womea Clerks (Civil Service), 1; Music Certificates, 15 SCHOLARSHIPS, &o. David Davies' Scholarship of f40 per annua Aberystwyth College Entrance Scholarship of E20 per annum at Aberystwyth College Stud- entship of the value of flOO per annum at Royal College of Sciecce, London Recdel Scholarship of f20 per annum County Exhibition of;Eli per annum. During the last nine years Scholarships, eM., of the value of £2,570 have been gained by pupils direct from the School. Tuition Fees, Lb per annum. For Prospectus, Poarding Fees, Jcc, apply I Headmaster, er bo E. J. EVANS, Towy lerk be the Gevsrners DOLGELLEY. The County School, Dolgelley, NORTH WALES The Dolgelley Grammar School, Endowed A.D 1665) Boarding and Day School for Boys only Recent distinctioes include the following :— UNIVERSITY- First Class Theology Finals, Oxfotd First Class Claesical Finals, Oxford. IIRBT Class Classical Finals, Wales Second Class Classical Finals, Oxford. Second Class Classical Finals, Wales Profesforship of Agriculture. Professorship of Philosophy, CIVIL SERVICE- Inspectorehip of Factories. Assistant Kxaminership in H.M. Patent Office. Assistantship of Excise. SCHOOL DISTINCTIONS— Assistant Surveyorahip of Taxes (Civil Service). Clerkships in Civil Service, Post Office, Banks, AC. Inter. B Sc (Lond.) in Engineering and Science. Scholarships and Exhibitions at Glasgow, bangor Aberystwyth, Ac. Matriculation(Wales,London,Edinburgh, Victoria Preliminary Medical Examinations. Next term opens Sept. 20- Particulars of Boarding Fees, dee., free from the HEADMASTER. K745 RUTHIN SCHOOL. Neit Term begins Sept. 8th. THE BOARDING HOUSE IS FULL FOR THIS TERM. Applications received for next Christmas and Easter Term. HEADMASTER: J. J. LLOYD WILLIAMS, M.A. Late Headmaster of Oswestry School*
FAÐTS AND FANCIES. Irish Epitaph—"Erected tb the memory ,.of J dim Ptrillipss, aecidentalliy shqt as a mark of affection by his brother." My trousers were too shbrt," said a man at Bloomsbury County Court, "so I had cuffs put on them." Travelling Inspector (crbss-questioning "the terrified class: And now, boys, who wrote 'Hamlet'?" Timid Boy: "P-p-please, sir, it wasn't me." Travelling Inspector (the same evening to his host, the squire of the village): Mbst amusing thing hap- pened to-day. I was questioning tne class, and asked a boy 'Who wrote Hamlet Y and he answered tearfully 'P-p-please, sir, it was'nt me. Squire (after loud and prolonged laughter): "Ha! ha! That's good, and I suppose the little beggar had done it all the time!" It was more than awkward-it was un- kind-when the schoolmaster, wishing to illustrate the meaning of the word "slowly," walked very slowly acrfces the -room, and on asking: How did I walk ?" received the prompt reply: "Please, sir, ■bow-legged, sir!" Moses Isaacstein (to his sbn, who has just closed t«he shop on Saturday night): "I shay, you Ike! vat you doing mit dot vatch ?" Isaac: It's all right, fader. I'm only shust shtlopping it until Monday morning, to save der vear and tear on der vorks." Moses (aside): "Mine goodness! dot boy vill make a shplendid peezeness man shiome day." Teacher: Which is the coldest part of -the British Isles?" Boy: A mountain in Carnarvonshire." Teacher: "How so?" Boy "Because it's Snow'd on all the year -iluu-nd. She: Yes, I love Ted he is so extrava- gant." He: "That is hardly the best -qualification for a husband, is it?" She: Of course not. I am not going to marry him. Defending counsel (to witness in band- ages) Are you married ?" Witness: "No. I was knocked down by a cab last week." A nurse had been called us a witness to prove the correctness of the l-ll of a physician. "Let us get at the facts of the case," said the lawyer, who was doing a cross-examination turn. Didn't the doctor make several visits after the patient was out of danger?" "No, sir," answered the nurse, "I considered the patient in danger as long as the doctor continued his visits." HE COULDN'T TELL. It was at the police court. A witness for the defence had been examined, when the prosecuting solicitor stood up to crush him. Solicitor—Why did you hide Sullivan in your house on that Saturday night? Witness-I did not see Svan at all on that night. Solicitor (knowingly)—Will you swear your wife did not hide Sullivan on that night ? Witness (hesitatingly)—Ye-es. Solicitor (more knowingly)- Will yfcur .wife swear that she did not hide Sullivan in vour house on that night ? Witness (more hesitatingly)—Well—I— don't-ttilnk-sG. Solicitor (most knowingly)—Ah! And perhaps you can tell the court how it is you can swear your wife did not hide him, while she cannot swear the same thing Speak up, now, and tell the truth. Witness (unhesitatingly)—Well, you see, I'm not a married man.
LAMPETER. TOWN COUNCIL, Thursday, December 1st.—Present: Professor Scott (mayor); Aldermen William Davies, Charles Evans, Timothy Richard, and D. F. Lloyd; Councillors Evan Davies, D. Jones, Walter Davies, Josiah Jenkins, E. Evans, James Morgan, J. E. Jones, Lewis Jones, J. D. Owen, William Jones, David Davies, and John Jones; M essrs. R W. Ashman, surveyorJ. E. Lloyd, town clerk; and E. D. Rees, assistant clerk. Correspondence. The Gas Company wrote through their Secretary that as they had recently in- curred heavy liabilities in order to give the town greater facilities for using gas, they could not see their way to make a reduction in the price of gas at present. Petrol Licence. The application of the Great Western railway Company for a renewal of the licence to store petrol at the Railway Station was granted. Physical Culture. The Men's Institute wrote to ask for the Council's terms for the use of the hall for holding physical culture classes during the winter ei(iiitbs.-The letter was referred to the Hall Committee, with power to act. Surveyor's Report. The Surveyor reported on the work done during the past month. The weekly in- spection of gas meters had taken place and found to be satisfactory. Fire Brigade drill had been held and five members were present. The work of steam rolling had been finished, the whole of College-street, Station-terrace, and parts of High-street, Bridge-street, and Drovers-road having been metalled. During the month ;C!2 5s. 6d had been collected and paid into the bank under the following headings:- Mr Jarvis, for water, 3s.: for repairs to. pavement in Peterwell-terrace, 7s. 6d. and common tolls, tll 15s. 6d. He had written to several landlords in reference to the trimming of hedges. Some had been done, and he had been informed that others will be shortly seen to. Barbed wire had been placed on the inside of the railing on the public footpath leading from the. Memorial Hall towards the Churchyard, and he should be glad to know if the Council wished it removed. Wire fencing had been placed in a field occupied by Miss Hughes, Victoria Inn, which field adjoins the Bridge-street sewerage outlet, to prevent the cattle drinking the water. The drain in Green- field terrace having been stopped up, he had the same opened up and found that it was full of solid matter to within an inch of the top—from the tap, half way down. To clear this means opening up in several places and breaking the pipes. To effectually stop this nuisance a new line of pipes is required. One case of infectious disease had been reported. Public Lights and Streets. The report of the Public Lights and Streets Cammittee was adopted. It con- tained a recommendation (a), that two water gullies be placed in Bridge-street and one in Station-terrace; (b), that six cast iron gratings be procured; (c), that fifty loads of gravel be procured for covering the roads in St. Thomas-street, St. Thomas-square, Victoria-terrace, Barley Mow and Greenfield-terrace; and (d), that a rotary sweeping brush be pro- cured. Markets. The Markets Committee recommended that application be made to the G.W.R. Company to issue cheap market tickets and week-end tickets from Aberayron and all intermediate stations to Lampeter, and that application be also made to the Com- pany for cheap weekly market tickets from Swansea, Llanelly, Carmarthen, and all intermediate stations to Lampeter; also to call the Company's attention to the in- adequate platform accommodation at Lam- peter Station and the lighting of the Station.—The report was adopted. Public Health. The Committee recommended that certain articles be procured for the J Slaughter House, and that all the trough- ings and downpipes there be repaired. Water. In reply to the Council's letter asking for an extension of time within which to build the reservoir at Capeli, Mr Harford wrote that he understood it was absolutely necessary to build it, as at present a proper supply of water to the houses could not be given, nor was there sufficient pressure in case of fire. So far as he knew, no attempt had been made to find out what the cost would be, or if it was necessary to lay a larger main, or how the wants of the inhabitants and needs of a growing place could best be supplied. The original reason for giving the town time was because the cost was supposed to be too great and five years was about the limit expected but an ample margin was allowed and fifteen years put in the grant. They had fcur years to run and it was possible, if the town got expert advice and it was found that a portion could be carried out first and a second portion within a short time he might consider an extension of time. but in the present cir- cumstances he could not consent to do so. —Upon the recommendation of the Oom- it was decided to engage an engineer to consider and report on the proposals of the Council for supplying new mains in certain streets and other matters con- nected with the water supply. A petition was read from the residents of New-street praying that they may be supplied with water in their street, and it was decided to lay a service pipe from the main in Bridge street to the new street and con- nect it with a standpipe for the present. Medical Officer of Health. The last business on the agenda was to appoint a Medical Officer of Health for the Borough, in the place of Dr. Abel Evans, who had resigned. Two applica- tions were received—one from Dr. E. Cluneglas Davies, Millfield, North-road, and the other from Dr. E. H. Griffiths, Mayfield, North-road. On the motion of Alderman William Davies, it was agreed to suspend the Standing Orders so as to proceed with the election by ballot.— The result of the ballot gave Dr. Davies nine votes and Dr Griffiths eight.—Alder- man Charles Evans then formally pro- posed the appointment of Dr. Davies and Councillor James Morgan seconded it, whereupon all the member voted in his favour and he was declared appointed. Training of Midwives. The following letter from the Clerk of Aberystwyth Town Council was read:— Dear Sir,—Your Council have no doubt received a communication from Lady Evans of Lovesgrove, asking them for a donation towards the funds necessary in connection with the proposed training of midwives in Cardiganshire. The matter has been before mv Council and while in sympathy with the movement they think the matter is one which can be more con- veniently and equitably dealt with by the County Council, and I am asked to suggest to the Boroughs within the county, the desirability of their forming in a recommendation to the County Council to make an adequate grant on behalf of the whole of the county. If this course is adopted and the County Council make a grant each borough will contri- bute its proper and fair proportion, whereas if a grant be made by the County Council and separate grants by each of the boroughs, the charge probably will not be fairly distributed. I shall be glad to hear from you at your earliest convenience.—It was agreed to fall in with the suggestion. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, Friday, De- cember 2nd.-Present: The Rev. T. C. Edmunds, chairman; the Rev. J. N. Evans, Llangybi: Messrs J. C. Har- ford, Falcondale; M. L. W. Llovd Price, Bryncothi; Evan Davies. Lampeter; John Jones, Cwmynach T W Griffiths, Blaencwm; J. T. Davies, Crugvwheel; E. Jones, Y Bryn; Rees Llew Evans, Gelli Villa; David Davies, Bryncrach; David Lloyd, Brithdir: Thomas Jones, Ninant: B. T. Lewis, Talfedw: and Dd. Williams, Maescanol; Dr. E. C. Thomas, medical officer; and Mr. J. Ernest Llovd, clerk. ) Relief Stations.—The Local Government I Board wrote in answer to the Guardians' letter that if the immediate abolition of all the pay Stations in the union is attended with q)ractical difficulties, tihe Board would raise no objection to the continued use until March 25th next of those at Gwernogle. Abergiar, Llydiad- nenog, Bettws Bledrws, Pencarreg. Llan- fair, and Trefilan, as suggested in the re- ports of the relieving officers. The Board considered, however, that the, use of the stations should as far as possible Jbe re- stricted to serving as centres where the relieving officers may receive applications fcr relief, and that where they are also used for the payment of relief the relieving officers should visit the homes of the re- cipients at least once a month. The Board also desired to be informed of the addresses of the pay stations referred to and the rents paid, and whether such stations are connected with a shop, a school, or licensed premises.—Mr Lloyd Price thought the Guardians should again appeal to the Board to mitigate the order, as it appeared to him that the poor persons did not suffer in the least under the present system. He did not see any practicable good i" what the order re- quired. Theoretically, it looked all right. The expense would be larger and the work of the relieving officers would be enormous. If there was reason for continuing the present system until March, certainly there was reason for continuing it longer. —The Chairman said his opinion from the beginning was that the order was of not much use. The Rev. J. N. Evans thought it would be well not to precipitate matters at present and that it would be enough for the time being to answer the letter in the way suggested.—Mr. J. C. Harford said the paupers were not better looked after in any unior, than in Lam- peter. The Guardians knew the poor people and made it a point to make them- selves acquainted with their circumstances. The new order would entail considerable expense.—The Clerk said that he could tell the Local Government Board that there was not a single pauper in the whole Union who is not known personally to at least one member of the Board.—It was decided to write again to the Board urging them to order the Guardians to continue the pay stations. LLANYBYTHER. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Council was held after the Board meeting and was presided over by Mr. David Davies. County Roads. Dr. E. Jones called attention tQ the dangerous state of some of the main roads in this district (especially the road lead- ing from Llanybyther to Lampeter) owing to the way some of the culverts across the road have been filled in with stones. Some of the culverts have had heaps of stones placed over them in such a way as to form a high ridge across the road.—The Clerk was directed to write to the County Coun- cil pointing the matter out to them. Tirbach and Sivigw. A long and important letter was read from the tenant of Tirbach, Llanybyther. complaining bitterly of the alleged dilatoriness of the Council in demanding the repair of the two dwelling houses men- tioned. Unless the Council did their duty, he called for their immediate dissolution. The letter, which was in Welsh, was couched in strong terms and created some amusement.—The Inspector said that notices had been served upon the land- lord.—It was decided to proceed in the matter under the provisions of the recent Town Planning, etc.. Act. Aberceilog Cnlvert. It was decided to allow the contractor to provide "flags of six inches in width in- stead of those of eight inches as stipu- lated in the contract provided he adds a layer of concrete of six inches thickness over such flags.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. SUCESSES OF STUDENTS. In the recently-published lists of the successful candidates at the final exam- inations in arts and science of the Univer- sity of London, the names of the following students of this College appeai-B.A.. (honours), classics, William David Hill (second class), Mary Jones (third class); modern languages. Thomas Quayle (second class); Elizabeth Claudia Owen former students (third class), and Irene Vera White (former student), third class: second division, Kate Batchellor, Eliza- beth King, and Evan Frances Kinghorn (former student.) B.Sc., first division: Thomas H. Thomp- son Evans, Kathleen E. Zimmerman; second division, Francis C. Orpet, Daniel Jenkin Thomas. Ernest H. Smith lobtained the B.Sc., with second-class honours in economics, and was awarded [ the Gladstone memorial prize.