TELEGRAM. Send for our Hem-stitched Handkerchiefs. 100 Lots to be cleared at 6d. the Dozen. 2 R. McLEAN, General Draper, PORTMADOC.
PORTMADOC. General Election.—Telegrams announc- ing the results of the general election are being received at the Liberal and Conser- vative Clubs, Portmadoc, as issued m dif- ferent parts of the United Kingdom, and the two clubs are crowded daily from und- day until long after midnight. At the Liberal Cub, there was great enthusiasm over the defeat of Mr. Bonar Law m Man- chester, and there was equally-! ervid enthusiasm on Tuesday night over the magnificent victories of Mr John Burns and Mr. Will Crooks. The fervour reached a high pitch when the net gains of the Con. servatives became extinguished and the Progressives became one up in the matter of net gains on the three days' pollings. A short speech was delivered on Tuesday night by Mr G. R. Jones, B.A., B.D., of Bortliy- gest. the gifted young Welsh Methodist preacher, who during the week has or will be addressing meetings in support of the Liberal candidates in Carnarvon Boroughs, Denbigh Boroughs, and Flint Boroughs. Mr. Jones was given an ovation by his fellow-members at Portmadoc Liberal Club as he closed a brief but rousing speech, and a vote of thanks, coupled with good wishes for his future, was carried amid ringing cheers. On Monday night, an interesting debate on the House of Lords was intro- duced by Messrs. Ithel Davies and Owen E. McLean., /T Lecture.—The Rev. J. J. Roberts (Iolo Caernarfon) treated Tabernacle Literary Society, on Monday night, to a remarkably interesting lecture on the late Dr. Owen Thomas of Liverpool. Condolence.—Madoc Lodge of r ree- m a sons, on Tuesday, on the motion of ^or- Bro. D. Llewelyn Hughes, the W.M., seconded by Bro W. Watkin, J.W.? passed a vote of condolence with the wife and relatives of the late Mr E Seymour Greaves who was one of the founders of the Lodge. Mixed Hockey.—A team of bankers and lady friends beat the Intermediate School eleven on Saturday by three goals to one. Tremadoc School Revolt Fund.It is re- ported this fund is being sustantially sup- ported by the inhabitants of Tremadoc and others. Obituary.—The death took place on Friday, at Bath, of Mr E Seymour Greaves, second son of the late Mr. John Whitehead Greaves, Tanrallt, Portmadoc, and of Bar- ford, Warwickshire, and brother of Mr. John E. Greaves, Bron Eifion, Mr. R. M. Greaves, Wern, Lady Osmond Williams, Mrs. Williams Ellis, Glasfryn, and Miss Greaves, Tanrallt. The late Mr Seymour Greaves, who was about sixty years of age, took an active part in the public life of Portmadoc about a quarter of a century ago, serving the ratepayers on the old Local Board and on the School Board. He had been a magistrate for Car- narvonshire since the year 1877. There were qualities in Mr. Seymour Greaves which won for him friends wherever he turned, and he was exceedingly popular with the townspeople of Portmadoc. He was one of the founders of the Portmadoc Lodge of Freemasons and was W.M of the Lodge in the year 1880. He leaves a wife and two sons, to whom sympathy is extended. Musical Evening. Salem Literary Society were entertained on Monday night to an enjoyable musical evening, arranged by Mr. W. E. Jones, organist, who contri- but-ed a paper on The life of some of the great masters of music." Violin selections were given by Mr. Bennet Williams; songs by Miss Hilda McLean and pianoforte and harmonium selections by Mr. W E. Jones. Alderman J. Jones Morris presided. Obituary.—The funeral took place on Friday of Mr. Morris Pierce, Tynyffynon, Beddgelert, a deacon at Beddgelert Con- gregational Church. A skilful miner, he was for a time an under steward at the Snowdon copper mines. Tithes.—The Rev W. Walter Jones, B.A., curate of Tremadoc, delivered a lecture on Tithes" at the last meeting of Tremadoc Church Instruction Society. Lantern Lectures.—The Rev Canon Lewis, of Llanystumdwv, gave a lantern lecture on A Trip to Cairo" at a meet- ing of St. John's Literary Society. St. John's Belfry.—Mr J. Owen has been appointed conductor of St John's Guild of Bellringers for the ensuing session; Mr Harry Wakefield, sub- conductor; Mr J. McMillan, secretary; and Mr Daniel Evans, caretaker of the bells. MASONIC INSTALLATION. The annual installation meeting of the Madioc Lodge of Freemasons (No. 1509) was held at the Masonic Hall on Tues- day when Wor. Bro. D. Llewelyn Hughes was installed worshipful master for the ensuing year, the installing master be- rnu °r" ^ro- D- Livingstone Davies, LP.M., who was assisted by Wor. Bro. i f' Jones. Others in attendance included Wor. Bro. Charles E. Breese, F.i.G. secretary; W.B. J. Jones Mor- ns P P.G S.W, and W.B. Thos. Rob- erts, P.P.G. Reg. Bro. W. Williams, 54, iNeu-street, and the following visiting brethren:-W.B. D. T. Edwards, Segon- tmm Lodge; Bros. Louis Jones, Maw- ddacn; H. Butterworth, Sale; S. C. Whitfield, Travellers', Chester; T. Deans, U. Serv., Hong Kong Lodge; and J. F. Tyndall, WickTow. The W.M. invested the following brothers as his officers:- W. Bro. D. Livingstone Davies, I.P.M.; W. Watkins, S.W. Pierce Jones, J.W. W. Bro. R. Jones Lloyd, P.P.G. Std., chaplain; W. Bro. J. Jones Morris P.P.G., S.W., treasurer; W. Bro. J. O. Hughes, P.P.G. Std., secretary; Godfrey Drage, S.D.; T. John Goodwill, J.D.; Bro. T. Garth Jones, P.G. Std., D. of Cer.; John Evans, almoner; W. Bro. J. Jones Morris, P.P.G.S.W., organist; W. Bro. William Jones, P.P.G., assist sec.; C. Pugh Roberts, I.G. J. W. Jones, S.S.; J. R Jones, J.S; W. Jones (Brynawen), tyler; and W. Bro. Llew Lloyd Davies, charity representative. Afterward, the brethren adjourned to the Commercial Hbtel for the annual ban- quet. The menu, the catering, and the serving were excellent and reflected cre- dit on the hostess, Mrs Harrison. The menu was as follows:— Soups: Clear Ox-tail. Tomato. Fish: Boiled Turbot Scrimp Sauce. Filleted Soles. Cream Sauce. Removes: Prime Roast Sirloin Beef. Roast Turkey. Ox Tbngne. Roast Goose. Apple Sauce. Game: Roast Pheasant. Partridge. Saute Potatoes. Sweets: Plum Pudding. Brandy Sauce. Mince Tartlets. Trifle. Lemon Cheese Tartlets. Fruit Jellies. SavOuries: Devilled Sardines. Cheese. Celery. Dessert. The several toasts were spoken to or acknowledged by the following^Ihei W.M. Wor. Bl"G. Thomas Roberts, Wor. Bro. J. Jones Morris, Wor. Bro. T. _G. Jones, Wor. Bro. R. Jones Llovd, Uor. Bro. D. Livingstone Davies; 'VOl'. Bro. D. T. Edwards (Segontium), Wor. Bro. J.' Owain Hughes, Wor. Bro. Llew Davies Bros. Pierce Jones, T. J. Good- will, W. H. Mallett, H. Butter-worth. S. C. Whitfield, T. Deane, J. F. TuriUiull, i W. H. Griffith, Bro. Louis Jones, and Captain Wm. Williams (Tallus). Songs were contributed by or rsro. Livingstone Davies, Bro. Butterwortl, Bro. Pierce Jones, violin solos admirably performed by Bro. W. H. Mallett, re- cdtatibn by Bro. Riley, audi selections with "Mr Jolly boy" by Wor. Bro. W. Jones (Borthvgest) and Wor. Bro. J. Jbnes Morris", the latter item being en- cored. the accompanists were Mr R. E. Jones and Wor. Bro. Livingstone Davies. An enjovable evening, which opened with "God Save the King." was brought to a close at_nine o'clock with "Auld Lang Syne." •
MERIONETHSHIRE I COUNTY COUNCIL. MEETING AT BALA. j The quarterly meeting of the Merioneth County Council was held on Thursday, December 2nd, at Bala, there being pre-, sent Alderman R. E. Roberts, Llanuwch-; llyn, chairman; Councillor William Owen, Plasweunydd, vice-chairman j Aldermen Jonathan Davies, Oorwen; W. Parry Evans. Dr Robert Roberts, Festiniog; B Haydn Jones, M.P., Towyn; Dr John Jones, Dolgelley; Sir A. Osmond Wil-1 liams, Castell Deudraeth; Robert Evans, Crynierth Mawr; M. R-' Morris, Traws- fynydd Councillors Hugh Jones, Llansantffraid; W. 0. Williams, Corwen; Joseph Davies, Gwyddel- wern; E. D. Jones, Llandrillo; Dr Evan Williams, Bala; E. Tryweryn Roberts, islanfor; H. M. Jones, Llandder- fel; L. J- Davies, Llanuwchllyn; the Rev W. Pari fluns, Dolgelley; John Griffith, Callestra; Robert Hughes, Felin-newydd; o. W. Morris, T. Martin Williams, Bar- mouth; W. W. Davies, Dyffryn; David Lloyd, Llanegryn; Morris Thomas, CJorns; Humphrey Jones, Talyllyn; the Rev Tal- for Phillips, Cynfal; Morris Evans, Teigl; the Rev J. Rhydwen Parry, Congylwal; D White-Phillips, Maenofteren; G. G. Davies, Rhiw; Owen Owens, fiowydd; the Rev Silyn Roberts, Ystradau; Moses ivel- low, Llanirothen R. W. Vaughan, Maen- twrog; W. J. Williams, Robert Hughes, TrawsivnyuU; Joseph Humphreys, Pen- rhyndeudraeth; John Owen, Talsarnau; Edward Griffith, Harlechj R. C. Anwyl, Pennal; J. Maethlon James, Jolim Hob- erts, Towyn; W. Jones Hughes, Aber- dovey; Messrs David Breese, clerk; John Richards, county treasurer; Thos. Jones, chief constable; E. Vaughton surveyor; R. N. Jones, land agent; and Dr R. 1. Edwards, medical officer. Sympathy. On the Chairman's proposition, seconded bv Mr E. D. Jones, a vote of sympathy was passed with the Hon. C. H. VVynn and Mr J. Lloyd Jones, Festmiog, in their illness. A similar vote was passed by the Education Committee. Analysis. Of thirty-three samples of food and drugs analysed during the quarter, wo (milk) were adulterated. our samples of fertilizers and feeding stuffs were: satisfactory. Main Roads.. The Main Roads Committee, having apportioned £666 5s. between the five I urban districts, recommended that the County Surveyor should withhold his cer- tificave in respect of the main noads in Festiniog urban district until they were properly repaired; that the application oi Festiniog Urban Council for an order limiting the speed of motor cars in the district should not be entertained in view i of the energetic measures taken by the police to prevent reckless driving; that the request of the Road Board for stat-I istics of traffic along th Holyhead road and Dtolgelley and Trawsfynydd road should be complied with; that the County Surveyor should submit his cash book, properly balanced, as suggested by the district Auditor; that the application of Towyn Urban Council for the abatement or nuisances caused by approaches; to private property should be deferred, and that tne Clerk should report on the powers of the County Council; that the cost of opening out two corners near Bryncrug, not ex- ceeding £ 12 and £ 18, should be contn- buted to Towyn Urban Council provided the land was given free and the work | carried out to the satisfaction of the j County Surveyor; that the Surveyor should report on an alleged dangerous corner at the entrance of Penygarn Farm road from Ceunant Sych, to which Festiniog Urban Council called attention that the appli- cation of Festiniog I) rban Council three direction posts should be g™nte<l; that Messrs. Davies Brothers should be paid on account of main roads con-; tract. that the Surveyor should substitute pipes for the stone culvert crossing the main road at Gwyddelwern which was in- adequate to cope with floods; that the Surveyor should apply for compulsory orders against property owners who did not comply with notices to cut overhang- ing trees by December 25th; that the application of Messrs Davies Brothers for payment, or part payment of £270 28. deducted by the Surveyor in respect ot channel cleaning, should not be granted, and that the Surveyor's action in making the deduction should be approved. The, sub-oommittee appointed to consider a letter from the Cambrian Railway Com- j pany inviting a contribution toward mak- mg a footpath along the railway bridge: over the river Dy^ynni reported that they understood that a large number of people, without leave or special permit, make use of the old bridge which was never meant for foot passengers. The old highway from Towyn to R.hoslefain crossed the railway close to the bridge, and it required but little expense to continue the foot- path from the old road to the proposed new bridge. There was no distinct foot- path leading from the; railway bridge across Morfa Farm to the highway at the railway crossing; but Mr. Haydn Jones, who owns the tand', was kindly disposed to allow a footpath to be made and fenced in along the eastern side of the railway, so as to prevent the public trespassing all over the farm. Towyn Urban Council were ready to contribute, provided a public footbridge was carried over the river. Knowing that a footbridge would be a great public convenience, the sub-com- mittee (consisting of Messrs. Maethlon James and David Lloyd) recommenåed, that the County Council should contribute £ 150 on the understanding that the Rail- way Co. would not charge the public and would keep the footbridge m repaii. Ihe, Committee deferred the recommendation and recommended that the Surveyor should ascertain if the footpaths leading to the proposed new bridge were public itootpatns Tepairable by district councils. Sir Osmond Williams was appointed in tne place of the late Mr. W Foulkes Jones as a member of the sub-committee appointed to inspect Oroesor bridge over the river Glaslyn. On the report of the sub-M>m- mittee, consisting of Messrs John Griffith, and R. E. Williams, appointed to consider the advisability of providing brick and concrete channels on both sides of the road at Llwyngwril, it was recommended that the Surveyor should carry out the necessary work. Sir- Osmond Williams, the Hon. C. H. Wynn, Messrs. R. E. Roberts, and Robert Evans, with the Sur- veyor, were appointed to consider the advisability of preparing new schemes for repairs and maintenance of rural main roads in lieu of the existing method, and to report to a special meeting of the Com- mittee. Dr John Jones was added to the Committee. In his quarterly report, the County Surveyor stated that the urban main roads were on the whole in fair order. Referring to communications from Towyn Urban Council, he said the approaches to private property from main roads were in many instances formed by piping or bridging over side channels and commenc- ing the gradient actually on the main road, in some cases almost in the middle of the road, which became a source of annoyance, if not danger. Another trouble caused by the approaches was the omission of the owners to provide for the disposal of the surface water. This omission on the occasion of heavy rainfalls resulted in the flooding of main roads, causing considerable damage. The local Surveyor had made a list of fifty points where the trouble existed in Towyn dis- trict. As the same thing applied through- out the county, the question was of gen- eral interest and included district and parish roads, and it would be advantageous to know what were the powers of the County Council. The repair of a number of bridges had been completed, and he in- tended increasing the height of the parapet walls of Poilt-ar-ddibin where a fatal accident had occurred. The Clerk of Llan- dderfel Parish Council had written in reference to the walls of the bridge near the Council School. Some of the stones appeared to have been thrown down by children, and repairs would be carried out in cement so that a recurrence of the mischief would be a difficult matter. He asked for a grant of .£150 to- ward bridge repairs during the quarter. The greatest part of rural main roads were in fair order, ex- cepting the road between Barmouth and Dyffryn, between Cynwyd and Corwen, parts of Holyhead road, and Llaairothen district. He was urging the contractors to give those portions early attention. The contractors appeared to have their plant fully occupied and were well forward with the preparation of material. Dr. Jones, Penrhyndeudraeth, wrote calling attention to the defective condition of the footpath. The reports having been presented by Sir Osmond Williams, chairman of the Committee, the Rev Silyn Roberts said that according to the Surveyor's report, the main iloads on the w'hole were in fair order; but the Committee directed the Surveyor to. withhold his certificate in re- spect of the main roads in Festiniog dis- trict until they were properly repaired. He felt the Urban Council had a grievance against tXie Main Roads Cbmmittee. On August 22nd the Urban Council received £ 275 on account_of the quarterly pay mint of £ 368 due in July. The balance was paid on October 222nd, and the Surveyor in a letter declared that the sum was with- held on the personal recommendation of Sir Osmond Williams and not apparently on the Committee's recommendation. Not a penny of the sum due for tine current quarte; had been paid and the Urban Council had to pay interest on bank over- draft. The Urban Council had asked the County Surveyor to state the nature of the complaint. They had written twice and received no answer, but tlhe money was with-held and they did not know what was the complaint against them. Per- haps Sir Osmond Williams would explain. Sir Osmond Williams described the statement that the money was withheld on his recommendation as perfectly puerile, because the Surveyor could not have acted without the Committee's in- structions. He might have taken on his silioulders to recommend to the Committee that the money should be withheld; but it must have been passed by the Com- mittee. 'They were quite prepared to pay the money if the roads were in proper order, but they could not db so unless the roads were in a condition which could be passed by the Surveyor. The noad at the bottom of Festiniog hill, from C'ae Valley to Maentwrog village, was not in a condition that the Surveyor could pass and that was the Committee's opinion. The Rev Silyn Roberts—There is no re- ference to that grievance in the Survey- or's report. If the road was nbt in good order, why did not the Surveyor say through the Committee what particular rbad was not in order? Sir Osmond Williams—I admit it is the Surveyor's duty to do so. We can only act on the Surveyor's certificate and he stated that this particular iload was not to his satisfaction. It was also his duty to report to the Urban Council. The Surveyor said he had pt-inted out the requirements to the local Surveyor and had also written to the Clerk of the Urban Council. Sir Osmond Williams explained that the Committee's desire was to pay the money, but they considered that the county ought to have the money's wtorth. The Committee would only be too glad tfc pay the money if the road was properly re- paired. The vice-Chairman said that granting the road was not in proper repair, that was not sufficient reason for deducting the wtiole quota when the other roads were in proper repair. If it was necessary, the Committee should deduct part of the in- stalment as was done in the previous quarter, instead of leaving the Urban Council to pay interest on a heavy over- draft. Why penalise the whole district when only a small portion of the district was complained of? Sir Osmond Williams said tlhe Surveyor could not well discriminate. None of the urban districts had yet been paid their instalments. The Rev Rhydwen Parry said that was with reference to the current quarter. The Urban Council's complaint was that the payment for the July quarter 'had been held back until the latter part of October, simply because of the bit of road between Cae Valley and Maen- twrog. It seemed a large order to with- hold the whole amount on that account. The Surveyor said only the difference between Ûb and C360 was withheld. Mr W. P. Evans asked if the Urban Council had a fair chance to put the road in order ? Had the Surveyor pointed out his requirements? The Surveyor said he met the local Sur- veyor on two occasions, but not on the spot. Be had explained to him person- ally and by letter. The Rev Silyn Roberts asked why the money was paid in October if the road had not satisfied the Surveyor? The vico-Chairman said the Surveyor certified the road beffcre the balance was paid in October, but notwithstanding that fact a restriction was placed on Festiniog for the cuiTent quarter which was not done in other districts. If it was certified in October, it was certified for the cur- rent quarter. Sir Osmond Williams thought the Fest- iniog members were entitled to an ex- planation from the Surveyor why he did not certify the road at the Committee meeting when according to information given by the Rev Silyn Roberts he had certified tfie road in October. The Com- mittee acted on the Surveyor's informa- tion. The Surveyor replied that the had certi- fied the road. Repairs were carried out between the end of June and the time he certified the road. Mr Robert Evans said the Committee were not given to understand that the road was in proper condition. He pro- posed that the matter should be referred back. Sir Osmond Williams agreed and said members of Che Committee could not be expected to know the state of all the roads. They acted on the report of the official who was paid to inspect the roads. The Surveyor told them that the no ad was not in proper condition which was pal- pable to anyone who travelled the road. After further discussion, the mattter was referred back and, Sir Osmond Wil- liams having left, the Committee's sup- plementary report was presented by Mr Robert Evans. It was then agreed to rescind the previous recommendation and to inform the Urban Council that the road referred to should be kept in a better con- dition in future. Mr Robert Evans added that the Com- mittee attached no blame to the Sur- veyor. (Hear, hear.) It seemed that pressure was put at the Committee meet- ing to pass the recommendation, although the Surveyor had his certificate. ø Mr Anwyl, referring to the nuisance caused by the approaches of private pro- perties on main roads, said he had called attention to the matter for several years. It had been referred to committees from time to time and nothing was done but in the meantime fresh interferences z-tnd obstructions were "caused on main roads. It was the Council's duty to preserve the inviolability of the roads and see that they were properly protected. New roads were made without provision to carry sur- face water into channels. He urged that the Surveyor in the case of new roads should give "noticev to owners respecting interferences with main roads. Sir Osmond Williams said instructions were given to the Surveyor who would re- port to the next meeting. Referring to the deduction made by the Surveyor in respect of channel cleaning, he added that he moved the recommendation with reluctance; but it was to the interests of the county to have channels properly cleaned, and the Council's only remedy was to withhold the amount until the work was done to the Surveyor's satis- faction. Referring to the Dysynni footbridge, Mr David Lloyd said the Railway Com- pany were proceeding with the new rail- way bridge and before long it would be completed. Unless a footbridge was pro- vided, tne people would have to_ run the' danger of crossing the railway bridge, andj it was natural to think that the Railway Company would prohibit the use of the new bridge more strictly than in the past. He thought the Council and Company should oome to an understanding. Sir Osmond Williams said the difficulty was that the Committee had no evidence that there was a public footpath, and it was not clear that the Council could con- tribute toward a new footpath. The Council would be in an awkward position if there was no public footpatih. It seemed to him a legal question. Mr Maethlon James thought the Coun- cil should be satisfied if the local autho- rities undertook to continue the footpath from the bridge to the highway. The Clerk said he advised the Commit- tee that they had no right to make a grant unless there was a footpath repair- able by the public. Mr Haydn Jones said he was perfectly reaay to convey land belonging to him to make a footpath, but the question was w hether the Council had power to grant £150 for that purpose. He had said re- peatedly that the Council in his opinion were going headlong for a policy of in- creasing instead of curtailing expenditure. This was a case in his own district which he would like to support. People crossed his land and he had not objected: but there was no public footpath, and it was questionable whether the Council could contribute under the circumstances. Mr Maethlon James said that unless a footbridge was provided an opportunity would be lost of meeting a public con- venience. There was an old highway on the other side of the railway, but it had heell washed away by the sea. He pro- posed as an amendment to the Com- mittee's recommendation that the Clerk should ascertain whether the local authorities interested would undertake to complete the footpath from the railway bridge. Mr Lloyd seconded the amendment; but on a division, the Committee's recom- mendation was carried. Referring to Croesor bridge, Mr Ivellow pointed out that the bridge which was in a scandalous condition, was of considerably greater convenience to Merioneth than Carnarvonshire. Mr Robert Evans said he was informed that the bridge was included in the scheme submitted by Carnarvonshire to the Road Board. The Committee's report as amended with the Surveyor's report were then ad- opted. Mr Martin Williams said the Com- mittee's report contained no reference to the claim of Barmouth Urban Council in respect of tar macadam placed on the road in front of the Police Station which was done at the County Survèjror's- re- quest. The claim was sent in on August 20th for £ 49. The Urban Council had to pay for the work, although it was not in- cluded in their annual estimate. He un- derstood that the statement of claim and particulars had been in the Surveyor's hands for two months. The Surveyor—That is incorrect. I sent for particula-rs and did not receive them in time for the Committee. Dr Jbhn Jones, Messrs Maetihlon James, W. W. Davies, and the Surveyor were ap- pointed to meet the Urban Council. Replying to Mr Anwyl, the Surveyor said he had ordered a danger signal to be placed at a dangerous curve at Penrhyn, near Pennal. Rbad repairs between Pen- nal and Corris-road had not been done. Mr H. M. Jones asked whether the roadmen were paid wages in respect of bank holidays, and the Chairma n ex- plained that it was a matter foir the con- tractors. Mr Joseph Humphreys, the new mem- ber for Penrhyndeudraeth, was added to the Main Roads Committee. Financial. The Finance Cbmmittee recommended payments amounting to £ 20,059 5s. 9d., compared with £ 9,143 15s. 5d. in the previous quarter, and £ 20,147 0s. 8d._ m the corresponding quarter; that applica- tion should be made to the Local Govern- ment Board to borrow £315 for the pur- chase of Caenycoed, Maentwrog, and E300 for the purchase of New Inn, Friog, for small holdings; that the Clerk should prepare and sign an agreement with the Rector of Dolgelley for the letting of the Rectory as judges lodgings; that flip Inspector of Weights and Measures should procure the new design of verification stamp for use; that the salary of the County Medical Officer should be appor- tioned at B150 payable by the County Council and JE300 by the Education Com- mittee that the Medical Officer should be appointed county analyst, subject to the Local Government Board's sanction, at a fee of 5s. payable by the county and 10s. 6d. by other persons for each sample, the county to supply the neces- sary applicances, and that the services of the present Analyst should be dispensed with; that a, letter should be sent to boards of guardians drawing attention to the District Auditor's remarks on the claims in respect of pauper lunatics; that the Clerk should keep a book showing all rents payable to the County and collect the rents from time to time; and that Mr. Edward Rowland should be re-appointed superintendent of local taxation. The report was presented by Mr Kellow who submitted the financial statement, which showed that receipts included P,4,134 from rates, C3,530 from the Treasury, and £1699 from fines and fees during the quarter. Payments totalled £ 6,085. On the education and general purposes account, there was a debit balance of zC895 at the beginning of the quarter and a credit balance of £ 1,035 at the end. Mr Owen Owen said the Medical Officer was appointed to. devote his whole time to the duties. Before ale had an opportunity of knowing the extent of those duties, the Committee 'recommended that he should undertake the additional duties of public analyst. Believing that it would be impossible for the Medical Officer to discharge all the duties effici- ently, lie (Mr Owen) proposed that the recommendation should not be adopted. Mr Havdn Jbnes having made a state- ment on "the Analyst's work, the recom- mendation was agreed to and the report adopted. Sheep Dipping. The Executive Committee reported having considered correspondence with the Board of Agriculture with reference to fhe Board's offer to issue an order transfer- ring the divisions of Penllyn and Edeyrnion to the district covered by the Sheep Scab (Merioneth) Order of 1910 to meet tlhe con- venience of farmers. The Committee de- cided to reply that it was deemed inadvis- able to make the change at present. The Chief Clowtable. was directed not to enforce the third dipping of sheep in Lilianfrothten parish. The report was adopted. Footpaths. The Footpaths and Waste Lands Com- mittee, of which Mr. John Evans, Bar- mouth, was appointed chairman, recom- mended that no action should be taken by the County Council relating to the Tunnel footpath at Tanygrisiau, 34S the matter was wholly within the Urban Council's jurisdiction. The Clerk was directed to ask local -authorities to fill up returns as to common and waste lands. With reference to a communication from Llangar Parish Council relating to a f-t- path at Cynwyd Station, Messrs Jonathan Davies, R E. Roberts, and E. D. Jones, with the Surveyor, were appointed to in- pect and report. The report was adbpted. Public Health. The Public Health and Housing Com- mittee reported having discussed the duties of the County Medical Officer. The Clerk was directed tü communicate with Dr. Richard Jones regarding the prepara- tion of the vital statistics of the county with a view to arranging terms on relin- quishing his duties. Correspondence be- tween the Local Government Board and Mr. P. H Carter with reference to an epidemic of scarlet fever at Bontddu hav- ing been considered, it was agreed to reply that the County Council were not in a position financially to provide and main- tain isolation hospitals. Dr. John Jones, Dr Robert Roberts, and Mr R. E. Roberts were appointed the Council's representa- tives on the general committee in con- nection with the national memorial. In his. seventeenth annual report on the vital statistics of the county, Dr Richard Jones stated that the population was decreasing and in 1909 stood at 48.800. During the vear 932 births were registered and 709 deaths. In Mallwvd the birth- rate was lower than the death-rate. Bar- mouth had the lowest birth and death- rates, while Deudraeth had the highest birth-rate, and Bala the highest death-rate Phtli-sis, cancer, and zymotic diseases accounted for twentv-bur ner cent. of the deaths. There was an increase of 368 in the notification ofv infectious diseases, one cause of which was that there were no special means of isolation. That was false economy. If districts were too small, they could be grouped together and three isolation hospitals built in each, to serve about 20,000 of inhabitants. Infectious diseases tell against school attendance, and there was a consequent loss of grant, not to mention the valuable lives lost. The Eercentage of deaths from phthisis was igher in rural than in urban districts, notwithstanding the fact of one person for every 14 acres in the rural against and one for every two acres in urban districts. The Rivers Pollution Acts did not seem to have much consideration by the authorities of the urban and rural dis- tricts. The decreasing birth-rate was not satisfactory, but the death-rate, generally speaking, was satisfactory. Infant mor- tality and the zymotic death-rate showed much improvement on previous years. Water supplies and drainage, particularly the proper treatment of sewage, require special attention. Mr Haydn Jones read a letter friom the Local Government Board suggesting that isolation hospital districts should be es- tablished, especially in Dolgelley union, and asking fbr a report from tfiie County Medical Officer. Mr Jones, however, ex- plained that the Council's borrowing powers were limited and all that could be spent had been spend on public improve- ments. He did not think the Council could be expected to embark on a seffeme which would have to be considered in re- gard to the whole county and would mean heavy expense. He suggested that DO action should be taken. This was agreed to and the report wat. adopted. County Rating. On being informed that there was no report, Ivlr Kellow said he had referred to the question on previous occasions; but apparently the County Rating Committee was not proceeding with its work with celerity. Even making full allowances for the differences in the basis of the county and union valuations, there were facts which stood out prominently. In Festin- iog union the. assessable value for county purposes was £89,332, or £22,000 more than the union valuation. Taking all the other unions, the difference between the county and union valuations was only £3,223. Mr W. P. Evans, chairman of the Com- mittee, said Mr Kellow had made out a case for re-assessment of the county. The question had been referred to the Com- mittee who were waiting for the new valuation of the Income Tax Commission- ers. Tine valuation of some of the par- ishes had been completed and as soon as other parishes were completed the Com- mittee would proceed. The re-valuation of Festiniog union had also been com- pleted at a cost of £1,000: Mr Kellow said additional information should be obtained beside the valuation under Schedule A of the income tax. Had anything been done to obtain that in- formation r If not, it meant a further delay of six months. Festiniog union paid £2,000 a year more than it should do, and he contended that grave injustice re- sulted from the Committee's action, or rather inaction. He proposed as an in- struction that the Committee should pro. ceed immediately with the new valuation ftar county purposes. The vice-Chairman having seconded the proposition, Mr W. P. Evans said it was a vote of censure on the Committee. He assured the Council there would be no delay. Replying to Mr Morris Thomas, the Clerk said he was informed by the inland revenue officers at Abervstwytijl and Port- madoc that the income tax valuations were nearly completed. On the proposition of the Rev Rhyd- wen Parry, seconded by Mr Robert Evans, the previous question was carried. Small Holdings. The Small Holdings Committee recom- mended that Mr. Haydn Jones, M.P., should be appointed a. member. The Agent reported on his negotiations with various landowners as to the land required to meet the demands of applicants. It was recommended that the owner's offer to sell New Inn, Friog, for £300 should be accepted; that steps should be taken to purchase Caenyooed, Penmaenpool, urder compulsory powers; and that payments should be made amounting to £178 15s. Id. The tenant of Caenycoed having al plied to the Committee to resell to him. the holding recently purchased by the county from the Tanybwlch estate, it was decided to inform him that the Committee could not entertain the proposal at present. Mr Morris Thomas said the cost of valuing ianybwlch estate in connection with the recent sale amounted to £173 whidh he considered was unreasonable when the amount of land purchased by the county was only JB300. The Clerk explained that the cost of valuation would be repaid by the Board Of Agriculture. Mr Robert Evans, chairmari of the Committee, said the valutaion was dharged according to scale. Mr Morris Thomas—It is discreditable to the administration of the Act to pay so much, whether from local rates or from the Government. It will give the enemy a reason to blame us, and I am sure the Bbard of Agriculture will be surprised when they know the cost. Md Robert Evans—You must blame fflie Government. Replying to Mr Hugh Jones, he added that the whole estate was specially valued. He sympathised with the remarks made by Mr Morris Thomas, but the Committee could not help it. They were forced to make a valuation and tlhe cost would be repaid. Mr Anwyl—But we will all have to pay. Replying to Mr Martin Williams, the Clerk said the accounts would have to be audited before the Board made repay- ment. The report was then adopted. Development Fund. The Committee appointed to investigate and report on the need for improving and developing main roads with reference to the provisions to the Development Fund Act, reported having approved the fol- lowing six schemes submitted by the County Surveyor and made an application to the Road Board for a grant:—Danger- ous corner and gradient of Aberamffa Hill, Barmouth, estimated cost, £409; dangerous corner between Penrhyndeu- draeth and Maentwrog, £151; dangerous corner in Llanfair village, £49 10s.; tar macadam on four miles of Holyhead road, £4,576; two sharp corners at Nantyglo, near Aberdovey, £265; reconstruction of two miles of road near Trawsfynydd camp, £3,848. The following were added to the com- mittee appointed to prepare schemes for the development of agriculture:—T?he Hon. R. H. S. Eden, Tyddynllan; Messrs R. E. Jones, Hafod, Corwen; R. N. Jones, Brynn elyn; J M. Jones, Caergai; Griffith Price, Oorsygarnedd; Robert Hughes, Felinnewydd; W. Jones, Plas- bryn; J. R. Jones, Pentremawr; Robert Roberts, Rhydygarnedd; Robert Pughe. Ysguboriau Hugh Jones, Llwyncrwn and R. R. Jones, Cefntrevor. A scheme was adopted to purchase three pedigree .shire horses, one cob stallion, one Welsh mountain pony stallion, to offer premiums toward the purchase of seven pedigree shorthorn bulls and twenty Welsh bulls, to purchase ten boars and a number of pedigree WTelsh rams, and to establish poultry stations, the total estimated cost being £1,795. The two schemes were explained by the Rev Rhydwen Parry and Mr Anwyl and approved. The Council also agreed to grant £500 toward the cost of carrying out the agricultural scheme, if necessary. The Clerk read correspondence with the Board of Agriculture with reference to the scheme and arrangements were made with one of the Board's inspectors to meet the Committee. Mr Robert Evans thought the Council could congratulate themselves on the comprehensive character of the scheme which had been prepared for the improve- ment of agriculture and live stock. He understood that Cardiganshire had ad- opted an exactly similar scheme. Appointments. Messrs W P Evans and Morris Thomas were re-appointed representative govern- ors of Bangor College. The Rev Rhydwen Parry pointed out that the third representative, Mr. John Evans, Barmouth, had been appointed to represent the Education Committee on the Governors of Aberystwyth College. He proposed that Mr L. J. Davies, Llan- uwchllyn, should be appointed as gov- ernor of Bangor College in the place of Mr Evans. This was agreed to and Messrs H. E. Walker, R. D. Roberts, J. W. Roberts, W. J. Stansfield, and Moses Roberts were re-apoointed conservators of Dee Fishery District. It was stated that Mr Edward Williamson had removed frlom the county and Mr W. 0. Williams, Cor- wen, was appointed in his place. Election. Saturday, March 25th, was fixed as the data of Urban Council elections. Payment of Members. On a notice of motioIlJ the vice-Chair- man proposed that the expenses of any member asked to represent the County Council on business outside the county should be paid. He said there was talk of the payment of members of Parlia- ment, and he had no doubt the 'Lime would come when county councillors would also be paid. (Laughter and cheers.) Mr Robert Eh-ans seconded the pro- position which was agreed to. Appointment of Clerk. The resolution passed by Anglesey County Council urging the appointment of clerk should be solely in the hands of county councils, instead of standing joint committees was passed. Midwifery. On the proposition of Dr John Jones, seconded by Dr Roberts, it was again agreed to grant three "scnolarships of 1:25 each for the training of midwives. Towyn. Towvn Urban Council invited the County Council to go into the question of the ownership of a portion of the sea front at Towyn; but the Clerk ruled that it did nGt concern the County Council.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. Quarrymen's Union.—The Rev Thomas Griffith, Blaenau Festiniog, addressed a meeting under the auspices of this Union at Penrhyn on Thursday night, two of .P I the appointed speakers, Mr R. T. Jones and Mr hor Wynne being unavoidably absent. Mr J. Bennet Jones presided. Obituary.—Mr R. T. Jones, C.C., of Bryn, Penrhyndeudraeth, has the sym- pathy of a wide circle of friends in and outside Merioneth in the sad bereave- ment which has overtaken him in the death of his wife at the age of thirty- seven years, leaving him with Sour child-I ren. Mrs Jones was a daughter of Mrs Hughes. Post Office, Penrhyn, and sister of Dr Hughes, Penrhyn. The funeral, private, took place on Tuesday at Naz- areth.
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Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Thorn and Privet, Bouquets and Wreaths TO ORDER. Mr C H Jones is Instructor in Gardening at Bottwnog Intermediate School. q574 W. H. PYEMONT, TUNER AND REPAIRER, GIVES HIS PERSONAL ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUMENTS Employs no agent and is not represented by any other Tuner. Single Tunings or Yearly Contract Sole Agent for the Gransden Upright Iron Grand. All communications— BARMOUTH. hoT MOTORISTS and CYCLISTS. Mr A ASHWORTH, PWLLHELI, has taken over the business of Mr H, Heaton in Lower Cardiff-road (next door to the Post Office), OVERHAULING and TUNING up a Speciality. ACCUMULATORS CHARGJsD on the PREMISES Petrol, Oil, and Greases always in Stock. Repairs, big or small, done on or off the premiee3 BUSINESS ADDRESSES. Portmadoc Steam Laamdry Co WOMEN DREAD MEN HATE- WASHING DAY. POB*Oardlto tba Company's Mr-nageress will )ring their Var lo your door and ea" *ou o eon the w; All descriptions o work ondeKak ncludicg Liy Utaafn'g. 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Dear Sirs, It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you of the benefit derived by horses putting up at my hotel by using Morris lEvans' Horse, Sheep, and Cattlg Oil. I A large number of horses are stabled here during the course of a year and I have had many taken very bad with Colic. I always have them dosed with Morris Evans' Oil avid they come right again in a very shor t time and are able to proceed on their journey. I have also found Morris Evans' Oil most beneficial for my cattle. Yours truly, (Mrs.) M. DAVIES. New Farm, Bredwardlne, Hereford, Sirs, From personal experience I can testify to the efficacy of Morris Evans' Horse, Sheep and Cattle Oil. It gives unqualified satisfaction and is of special value in severe cases of Odlio and orripes. I have also used It tor Cats and Sores aod believe it tofo unequalled. Yours truly, B. WATKINS, I, Hamilton Road, „ Grove Road, London, E. Dear Sjrs, Kindly send me another 10s. bottle of Morris Evans Horse, Sheep, and Cattle Oil at once The last one I had has done wonders. I certainly cannot be without it now. It has proved in valuable in my cowshed, I find that if a cow has lost her appetite and going out of condition a few doses of Morris Evans' Horse, Sheep, and Cattle Oil will put her right attain and 8Ke~\6iU milk much better. It is a wonderful Oil for both inward and outward application. Any swell- ings of the udder, sprtins, or cuts can be quickly healed by applying Morris Evans' Horse Sheep, and Cattle Oil. Send my bottle on by return and oblige. Yours truly THOMAS JONES. London Representative-Mr. A. J. EDWARDS, 3, CRISPIN STREET, BISHOPSGATE, E Sold by all Chemists and Grocers. In Bottles 6d., 1/6, 2 and 10/- each. Manufactured by Morris Evans & Co., Festiniog, N Wales: UP-TO-DATE MI-LLINERY TAILORING. W. ANTHONY'S Establishment at Manchester House, Pwllheli Is Well-known for STYLE AND VALUE. 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