MAENTWROG. Obituary.-The death took place on Thursday at Dduallt Farm of Mr Tommy Thomas, aged twenty-two years, who had been ailing for a period of over five years It is cnly a few weeks ago that a concert was held by the inhabitants of Maen- twrog and the surrounding district for the beneht of the deceased. The funeral took place last Monday, December 19th, at LJan f estinioof. Lecture.—On Saturday evening, Decem- ber 17th, an interesting lecture was de- livered in the Schoolroom on The Church Missionary Society" by the Rev W. G-. Jones, Tyddyngwyn. The lecture was illustrated by lantern views. There was a good attendance and all present seemed to enjoy the lecture. A vote of thanks to tne lecturer and Mr William Harris for assisting with the lantern was proposed by the Rev J. C. Morrice, M.A., the rector, seconded by Mr Griffith Roberts, the churchwarden. The meet- ing ended with the singing of the hymn "Dan dy fendith wrhh ymadael."
BORTH. Gift.—Captain and Mrs James, Wind- sor Kause, presented the library this week with several volumes which are much appreciated. Musical Success.—At an examination of the London College of Music, held at Aberystwyth on Tuesday, December 20th, the examiner being Ir. Henry Fisher, Musi. Doc. (Cantab), the follow- ing pupiisi of Miss Jones, Pil- grim House School, were success- ful:—'Primary, first class, Miss Eunice Williams, Penybont, Borth, and Miss May Jones, Tre'rddol. Primary, pass, Miss Doris Jenkins, The Rectory, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, and Miss Buddug Roberts, Garibaldi House, Borth. Intermediate, pass. Miss Annie Jones, Glendower, Borth, and Miss Claudia R. Owen, Alltgcch, Taly- bont.
HARLECH. OPENING OF A NEW HALL. Saturday was a red-letter day for the people of Harlech when Mr and Mrs Geo. Davison, t'ias Wernfawr, entertained all Vl oilmen and their wives, numbering 150 in all, to a splendid dinner to in- augurate the opening of the new spacious halt he has erected at great cost with the ida of giving recreation in every possible way to tne builders of the hall and to the townspeople generally. Mr Davison's ad- vent to narlcch has been a godsend. He nas given work to a large number of men for over three years at a time when wœk was much needed. The main de- corations of the hall and organ (orchestral type) which has been built at a cost of £ .2,000, are the wood and carved panel- ling of the walls. The small panel, which forms the organ screen, are hand I carved and represents the signs of the Zodiac, members of the family, and, not the least, the Welsh emblem of the leek. The organ bellows are worked by electric motor, and the hall is beautifully illumin- ated by electric light from four electrol- rs, each containing twenty-seven lights. lhe whole building for its beauty and unique iiiLeiest as well as the sui round- ing grounds have no equal in the Prin- cipality, and will stand in years to come a memorial of the work of its architect, Mr George Walton. After dinner an organ recital with concert was given un- der the presidency of the Rev R. Silyn Roberts, \1.A., Tanygrisiau. The artistes were—Mr Evan Lewis, Capel Curig; Miss Louis James, R.A.M., London; Mrs Evan Lewis, Capel Ourig; harpist, Mr Francis ones penillion singer, Dewi Mai o Feiricn; organist, Miss A. Owens- Davies, A.R.C.M., Blaenau Festinio^; and the riarleeh Male Voice Choir. Mr and Mrs Davison's health was pro- posed by Mr Jenkins, the manager of the works, and was received by hearty cheers by the workmen. When Air Davison rose to address the meeting, he was accorded a great reception. He said he intended the people of Harlech to take full ad- vantage of the hall for the education and recreation of the community. Every kind of denominational meetings could be held in it, and his only wish was that his endea- vour on their behalf will be appreciated. (Cheers.) Mr Davison also read a tele- gram from Mr George Walton, the architect or the hall, congratulating 4,im and the workmen on the event; and Mr Silyn Roberts read a poem from Mr J. Russell composed for the occasion. Mr Wm. George, who performed the opening ceremony, after speaking in Welsh of the good work done by Mr Davison in his efforts to reform the poor law system, said—Let me offer my con- gratulations first of all to Mr Davison for having conceived the idea of erecting a fine hall face this for the public service; then to the Architect for so worthily put- ting that idea into shape; and lastly to the workmen who have so nobly trans- lated Mr Davison's ideas according to the Architect's interpretation thereof into the palatial hall we are now assembled in, which will be an everlasting memento of a philanthropist's dream well realized. But to me tne chief value of the present gathering lies not in the good cheer which we have been enjoying, but in the re- cognition it contains that the workman has as much right as the employer to re- joice at the successful issue of their joint undertaking. In these days it is too readily assumed that a workman has no interest in his work beyond the wages which he has contracted for. and that as soon as those are finally settled his connection with the work is at an end. That is an entirely false doctrine in modern political economy; and I look upon the present gathering as a formal protest against it. Speaking at a county school function at Llannvst the other day, 1 tried to combat the notion that there is something essen- tially inferior in hand as compared with head work; but addressing a number of workmen here this evening, 1 wish to say that I am well aware of the difficulties a workman, anxious to develop his intel- lectual and spiritual powers, has to con- tend with: To begin with, physical toil exhausts the system and tends to make mental exertion burdensome and distaste- ful. But worse than this in my opinion is the eftect on the mind, of the introduc- tion of machinery into every department of work, and of the very minute sub- division of labour that takes place under modern conditions-the result of which is to leave the workman very nttlo chance of initiative or of the exercise of inde- pendent thought in connection with the job he is engaged on. How is the dead- ening effect of all this upon the mind to be counteracted? Well, in the first place, I would point out that the difficult- ies I have enumerated apply more partic- ularly to inferior work—to jerry work and I venture to assert that the better the class of work the better the workmen's chance of putting some of his own soul into it. The thanks of the community are therefore undoubtedly due to men like Mr Davison who in everything they do go in tor first rate workmanship only. (Cheers.) But even so, much rests with the workman himself, and there should always be a conscious effort on his part to keep his interest alive in the under- taking he is engaged in and to remember that his own labour forms a vital part of it. But no man's intellectual and spiritual nature can be saved by work alone. My plea, therefore, to the work- men of Wales is that they should remem- ber that fact and enter more heartily than ever into the concerns of th. other worlds which the life of every little Welsh village opens out to them. 1 cannot fur- ther b pursue this line of thought to-night, but I say with every confidence that in a land so full of historical associations and so deeply interested in political and reli- gious affairs, no man ought to allow him- self to become a slave to drudgery, or to shut nimself up within the narrow con- fines of the task whereby he earns his daily bread. (Applause.)
ABERDOVEY. Nature Notes.—During last week, Mr Hilton ivershaw shot from the lawn at Trefrie a common scoter, or Black Sea duck, which has been afTaed to the collec- tion at Trefrie. The bird is rarely seen inland. Wesley Guild.—On Monday evening a meeting of the Wesley Guild was held presided over by the Rev R. Morton Rob- erts. The subject for debate was "Is sectarianism an advantage to religion?" Miss J. E. Jonas, supported by Mr R. Williams, opened in the affirmative, and Miss Annie Morgan, supported bv Mr D. C. Davies,, in the negative. There was a good debate, in which about a dozen members took part. On a division, six- teen voted in the negative and twelve in the affirmative. A vote of thanks was accorded the debaters on the motion of Mr Henry Lewis, seconded by Mr Llew- elyn Edwards. Fire tSrigacl,&. -L,nqiiiries are being made at Aberdovey as to what has become of the Fire Brigade. They have not been out for practice for a long time, and enquirers wish to know if the Brigade is now in existence? Success.—At Barmouth Eisteddfod, Miss Helen Taciison, daughter of Dr. Jackson, won the prize for violin solo.
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Market JUports- LONDON DEAD MEAT, Monday.—Good supplies and trade slow, prices being difficult to maintain. English beef, 3s lOd to 4" 2d Scotch aides, 48 6d to 4s 8d shorts, 4s lOd to 58 2d Deptford and Liverpool killed, 3j 8d to 48 2d refrigerated hindquarters -best, 4s 2d to 4s 4d do seconds, 3s lOd to 4s do fore- quarters, 28 6d to 28 8d Argentine chilled- binrlquarters, 2a lOd to 3s forequarters. Is lOd to 2s. Mutton-Scotch wethers, 4s 4d to 4>1 lOd ditto tegs, 49 6d to 5s ditto ewes, 3s to 3s 2d; English wethers, 4s 2d to 4s 6d ewes, 3s to 3s 2d Dutch sheep, 3a 8d to 48 4d veal, 4s Od to 58 ;4d English pork, 4a 8 i to 58 Od Dutch, 43 4d to 4s 8d per 8 lbs. eggs, 6 and 7 for Is potatoes, lOd per score rabbits, Is 8d to Is lOd pr couple apples, 2 OJ to 3s 6d per 100 pears, 3d t > 4d alb celery, 2d to 3d per stick cauliflowers, 2d to 4d apiece Brussels sprouts, 2d to 3d per lb. CARMARTHEN PROVISIONS, Saturday. —The supply of butter has been greatly reduced demand much greater than the quantity offered for sale. The price remaincd firm, with fuliy id advance. We quote 18 Id to li li1 per lb tresh pounds, Is Id to Is 2d per lb. Chees-, 34s to 35r per cwt. Eggs again firm, at 17* 6d to 20s p"r 120. LLANDILO PROVISIONS, Saturday. — Batter in lbs, Is 2d butter in tubs, la dl Fowls, lOd per lb ducks. lid per lb geese, lid. Welsh cheese, 4!d to 5d, Caerphilly do, 7d. Egg", 6 and 7 tor la. LONDON PROVISIONS, Monday.- Messrs Samuel Pago & Son report :—Butter quiet for fine sorts and dull for secondary and inferior tindB. Dutch, 112a to 114s Siberian, 94s to 106s Danish, 116s to 118s French, 92a to 116a Australian, 908 to 112a Irish, 98s to 114s. Bacon weak—Irish, 68s to 751! Danish, 66a to 73B; Canadian, 66a to 701. Hams- Iriah unchanged, American long cut, 80s to 84sJ ;J'J short cut, 66s to 70s, light weights in good demand. Cheese firm and qui<jt—Canadian, 54s to 568. Eggs flrmer-valuew 6d and Is higher. OSWESTRY COKN MARK EI, WUlDtlil- day.—White wheat, 48 6d to 4s Sd per 75 U s red, 4s 6d to 4s Sd; oat", 10d 6d to 11s per 200 lbs malting barley, 17s 0d to 20s grinding barley, 138 6d to 149 per 280 lbs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MakKKT, Wed nesday.-Ther,- was a very large supply of geese and turkey.0, much larger than ac the corres- pondiug market for the last few years. Turkeys made lOd to 13 Id per lb, and geese, Sd to lOd ducks averaged 5, to 6d 5d, and fowls, 3a 61 to 59 a couple. Other prices were — Butter, Is Id to Is 2d per ib
PRENTEG. Cyfarfod Cystadleuol. — Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod cystadleuol nos Sadwrn diweddaf dan lywyddiaeth Mr. W. Parry. Cafwyd cyfarfod hwytiog a chynuliiad da. Daetli Mr. R. Rowlands, Penmorfa, i feirniadu y canu, a Mr. Jones, Tangraig, yr adrodd- ladau. Kmlhvyd y gwobreuon fel v can- lyn:-Adrodd,-I, M. M. Parry 2 M Jivans. Canu, Maggie Griffiths. Adrodd S,, %e. ^Y.1,1,1.r;lrns- c"anu, Eben .ie, ^dharns, a Sallie M. Griffiths. Adrodd, Ivor H. Roberts. C anu Jennie B. Jones. Arholiadau. Jack Gi-iffitbs, Lilian Jones, Robert Griffiths, Maggie Roberts O. H. Griffiths, R. &' V ,Gr;^ths' K- Evans, R. H. Pari j. Crynhodeh o _,c Hanesi Isaac," H. T. Rogers a T. Williams. Ateb ewes tIynau o'r "Hyffofddwr." M. Roberts. 0 a Griffiths. Adrodd, K Evans ^anu ton ar y oiwg gyntaf, Mr R. Jones" .^ndon-terra^. Dorth frith, Mrs' Griffiths, IV Capel, a Mrs. Morris, Brvnl L" ndrn J ™' !°,Mr- Griffith Jones, London-terrace. Adrodd, Miss J Roberts;
PONTRHYDFENDIGAID. Drama.—On Monday evening the Tre- garon County School Dramatic Society drama a IJer "rmai^e of the new Welsh r'rarila: Bias Grcgerddan," at the Council SCMOO! M aid of the Teachers Benevolent and Orphan Fund. The per- formance had been arranged by Messrs J rT,fSca jiL' Jones, representing Bont and Sv/yddffynon Council Schools and rr* lheuMt?aSe of Sir Edward and Lady V»eb!ey Parry Pryse, Gogerddan. It was a rare treat and the large room at the Council Setool was crammed. The author. Mr. S. M. Po-well, -NI.A., Tre- garon County School and his party won the enconiums of all present, both for the substance of the drama and the admirable way in which it was performed. The theme portrayed one, H!h Blaidd, •of Cwmystwyth, seeking the hand of Ohven with whom Ieuan, the heir of Gogerddan, was also deeply in love. The Sir Pryse and Lady Pi-vse of the drama warmly resented the advances of the son, for (ilwen was considered beneath the dignity of the Gogerddan family. A feud existed between Hugh Blaidd and the Gogerddan lord, and olots and intrio-ues were prevalent. Sir Pryse and leuan eventually went away to the wars, but the latter returned to see Olwen. This offended Lady Pryse who scornfully repri- manded her son for his conduct in re- turning and leaving his father behind. Ienan, dutiful to his mother's wishes promises to return to the war at once a?lc^ ,fiac^y, Pryse pathetically sings the air, I Bias Gogerddan." The son bade farewell to Olwen, returned to the field of battle, and was slain. Hugh Blaidd heard the news and plotted to capture Olwen. He succeeded, but was after- wa.rds caught, brought to trial, and con- i demned to the scaffold. The scenes were short, stirring and effective, keeping the audience spellbound for over two hours. A party ot girls from Bont School opened the proceedings with the air" Llwyn On" to the substituted words "Yn Mhalas Gogerddan." Mr. G. T. Lewis, head- master of the County School, hriefly explained each scene and this reveled the attention of those present, while lively Welsh airs were sung. The make-up of the stage had been carefully attended to and the arrangements were complete. At the close, Mr J. Rees, C.M., Bont, heartily thanked them for their service and the excellent treat given. He also thanked the Revs. Evan Jones, vicar, John Row en, and T. R. Morgan for patronizing the art, aimed at improving the tastes of young people and educating them. The Rev John Bowen joined in thanking the County School party, and congratulated Mr G. T. Lewis ana" his earnest staff in their attempts to draw out talent and prepare the pupils to act their part in life. Mr G. 1. Lewis suit- ably acknowledged and thanked the audi- ence for displaying excellent behaviour and exhibiting interest in the perform- ance. He and his colleagues on the staff were pleased to help the fund, for teachers of all grades should be united in one bond of fellowship. Loud calls were made for the author, Mr Powell, and 011 appearing he was heartily cheered. After singing "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," etc., tile members of the party were regaled with tea, etc., by Mrs Rees, Bont, ana Mrs Jones, Swyddffynon, as- sisted by Misses Jones, Ffos, and Misses Rees, Scnool House, at the table laid in the classroom.
YSBYTTY YSTWYTH. Obituary.—On December 9th, the death of Mr. Williani Ishmael, Froneithinog. occurred. Deceased, who was fifty-seven years of age, had been in indifferent health for some time. He had been out in India for some years, acting as overseer at the gold mines of J. Taylor and Co., but re- tired about a year ago. It was hoped that the air of his native place would recuperate his failing health and that he would be spared for some years to enjoy a. well-earned rest at the old home. Coming of a family of staunch Church- men, who have been for manyf generations a piilar of strength to the Church at Yr'byttv, he had taken an active part in many spheres of labour in connection with the church. For many years lid was organist and choir conductor and succeeded in bringing the singing up to a high state of perfection. Thirty years ago he was one of the most prominent and successful choir leaders at eisteddlodau in North Cardi- ganshire. conducted the juvenile choir for some time. Cor Plant William Ishmael" was almost invincible. Later, he led Cor Mawr Ysbytty" to many a victory. He and the late Aw Afan and Mr. John Davies, Llettyhywel, did pioneer work in conectIon with choral singing and, although stiff opponents at times, the effects of their endeavours still remain, and their memory will be kept green for many a year. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Ysbytty Ystwyth Church. An unusual large number of people attending from the surrounding districts. The Revs. J. Jones, M.A.. vicar, and — Francis, B.A., curate, officiated. At the Church, the anthem "Dyddiau Dyn Sydd Fel Glaswelltyn" was sung by the choir under the conductorship of Mr. Morgan Ishmael, Creigiaubach. He leaves a widow and four children, with whom much sympathy is felt. His eldest son, Edward, is away at Tasmania, in tlim Ordnance Survey Department, and Mr. John Prosser in India.
TREGARON. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, Tuesday, December 20th:— Present: The Rev. T. R. Davies, Llanddewi, chairman; Messrs. D. J. Williams, Argoed; David Davies, Gorwydd; J. W. Davies, Llan- geitho; Hugh Herbert, W. Morgan, isantcwnlle; Daniel Jenkins, Gwynfil; m. Arch, Caron Upper; Thomas Jones, Bettws Leiki; Evan Evans, Lledrod Lower John Evans, Llanbadarn; M. LI. Williams, Ysrad Meurig; David Jenkins, Pontrhydfendigaid j E. R. Lloyd, Gartheli; D. D. Evans, Llanio; John Davies, Caron Lower; D. J. Davies, Ysbytty Jenkin Lloyd, clerk; M. Morgans, master; Rees Rowlands, relieving officer; Peter Williams, treasurer; S Tregoning and Morgan J ones, surveyors; E. C. Evans, sanitary inspector; Dr. El. Lloyd, medical officer. Gift from India.—A letter was received from Mr. C. B. Bennetts, of India, enclos- ing a cheque for £2 2s. to provide the W orkhouse inmates, as in previous years, with diilner and tea on Monday, January 2nd.—On the proposition of Mr. .1.W. Davies, seconded by Mr. D. J. Williams, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Bennetts for his generosity. Pensions and Paupers.—The Pension Officer presented a list of fourteen paupers who will become pensioners in the be- ginning of the year.—The Beard agreed to continue their relief until January 5th. —It was stated that one person, to whom a pension was granted, preferred to re- main a pauper and the case, was deferred fcr consideration. Care of Children.—The Relieving Officer was re-appointed officer under the Children Act at a salary of £10 for the year, en the proposition of Mr. D. D. Evans, seconded by Mr. David Davies.— The Chairman: I should like to know dlt he has done for the moneyP-The Relieving Officer explained that his duties included the registration of children boarded out with £ oster parents. At present, the number of children registered was fourteen. He visited them quarterly RURAL COUNCIL, Mr. John Evan, Cefnbanadl, presiding. Sanitary Inspector's Salary.—The. fol- lowing letter dated December 19th from the Lceal Government Board was read:— Sir, I am directed by the Local Govern- ment Board to advert your letters relative to the arrangements for the discharge of the duties of Inspector of Nuisances in the Tregaron rural district. The Board do not consider that the duties of In- spector of Nuisances in this district can be satisfactorily performed if only three days a week are devoted to the work especially the District Council have designated the Inspector of Nuisances as the officer who is to act under Article 1 (3) of the regulations under section 7 (1) of the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 18D9. The rural district covers an area of 189 square miles and contains a popula- tion of nearly 8,000 and, having regard to the amount of travelling necessary to the proper discharge of the duties, the Board consider that the greater part, if net the whole, or the inspector's time should be given to the work. The Board must, therefore, request the District Council, if they desire to continue to re- ceive repayment from the county fund in respect of this officer's salary, to recon- sider the terms proposed. In the Board's opinion, the officer should continue to give his whole time to the work and his salary should ba increased accordingly. The Board learn that he has discharged the duties of the office satisfactorily."—After a long pause of silence, the Rev. T. R. Davies intervened with the remark that if the Local Government put on the screw they should be allowed to carry on the work.—Mr. D. J. Williams: The worst of it is that we would have to pay.—The Rev T. R. Davies: They seem to be the masters and we had better resign.—Mr. D. D. livans said it was unreasonable that twenty-two representatives of the rate- payers should be over-ridden by a number of clerks in London.—Mr. David Davies pointed out that in the area of 189 square miles that thousands of acres were mountain land.—Mi. Daniel Jenkins: They are sure to know the geography of the district.—The Rev. T. R. Davies sug- gested that information should be obtained as to the salaries in other districts.—Mr. D, J. Williams thought it was not much use fighting against the Beard. They held the upper hand. He suggested, however, that the Clerk should acquaint them with the reasons which actuated the Council.—The Clerk said all the information possible had been supplied to the Board during the time the question was under consideration, and that informa- tion, no doubt, was available.—The Rev. T. R. Davies: So Itrng as they are the masters, let them suggest what salary should be paid.—Mr. Daniel Jenkins: Perhaps they will suggest the basis adopted in London.—Mr. David Davies said the ratepayers were grumbling be- cause of the expenditure.—-The iRev. T. R. Davies: If we do not have half the salary repaid to us, can they compel us to employ an inspector ? (Laughter.)—The Clerk said the County Council might interfere. —Mr D. D. Evans proposed that the Clerk should reply stating that the local rates had increased for the present half-year, that the Inspector's salary had been in- creased from £20 to £50 during the past seven years, and that the population had decreased by twenty-five per cent. Other reasons might also be given.—The Rev. T. R. Davies: They will not listen to us.— Mr. D J. Davies thought the agitation for an increased salary was artificial and was the result of something behind the scenea. There was no application from the Inspector.—Mr. Daniel Jenkins was informed that the Local Government Board had sanctioned the appointment up to December 31st. If the appointment was not sanctioned afterward, half the salary would not be repaid.—Mr. D. J. Williams said he had no doubt that the Council could come to an agreement with the Inspector, but there were outside in- fluences.—The Rev. T. R. Davies: If they are going to withhold the money, I shall propose that we dispense with the In- spector's services.—Mr. D. D. Evans did not think that be practicable, and Mr. D. J. Williams said the Board could put on the screw in other ways. Mr. David Jenkins; We shall look more foolish than we are (Laughter.) The Vicar ought to know better than that.—Mr. David Davies seconded the proposition of Mr. D. D. Evans, with the additional reason that the district, being mountain- ous and sparsely-populated, the salary was considered sufficient.—-The proposition was agreed to. ( Sanitary.—The Inspector reported that Cottage Mill, in the parish of Bettws Leiki, had been re-visited and was found in a state. He had tried to per- suade the occupier to employ someone to assist her occasionally, but to no purpose, as she was not willing for anyone to enter the house The occupier was eighty years of age and, in his opinion, incapable of managing her house, which was in, such a state as to be injurious to health. Two cases of scarlet fever were notified from Llanddewi Brefi, and one case from Maes- ylelin. One case of diphtheria was notified from Pantgwvn, Penuwch. He received a complaint from Pontrhvdfen- digaid that water from the main drain entered a dwelling house occupied by lr. Isaac Davies. He employed men to open the drain and found that pipes were broken which caused blockage.—The In- spector was directed to clean the house complained of and the damage done at Pontrliydfendigaid was referred to a com- mittee consisting of Messrs D. Jenkins, R. Arch, the Inspector, and Surveyor. Tregaron Water Supply.—The Clerk presented the report of Mr. 0. T. Jones, professor of geology in Aberystwyth Col- lege, on the proposed sources of water supply for Tregaron.—It was agreed to refer the report to the Medical Officer and Sanitary Inspector, and the Clerk was airected to send a copy to the Local Gov- ernment Board. Hedges.—Mr. David Jenkins complained of the state of hedges and overhanging trees.—The Surveyor (Mr. Tregoning) ex- plained that notices had been served, but the farmers asked to be excused until January or February when the necessary work would be done. Serious Complaints.—Mr. D. D Evans proposed that the surveyors should be in- structed to see all the roadmen at least once a week before signing the wages sheets. At present, the wages sheets were not properly checked and there were complaints that work was neg'ected. The roadmen also complained that they were not encouraged in their work because of the length of time between the visits of the surveyors. The districts were not ton large and the roadm>?n were not too numerous to be visited weekly. There should be a better system of checking the wages sheet, and he believed his proposi- tion would be a gcod beginning. Seeing that the quarterly payments amounted to £200. the accounts should be carefully checked. He was informed that one road- man had been paid for a week when he was not working. It was freely stated I that roadmen employed on district and county roads commenced work and ltft off when they chose.—Mr. J. D. Davies seconded the proposition which was agreed to. PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.—Before D. J. W illiams, Esq., chairman; the Rev. T. R. Davies, D. Edwardes, Dr. E. Lloyd, Evan Evans, D. D. Evans, Peter Davies, Esqrs. Railway Travelling.—William Jones, pig deaer, Doldre, was charged by In- spector G. H. Gwynne, Carmarthen, with having travelled on the Great Western Railway without a ticket on November 7th.—Defendant was represented by his sen, iBenjanun Jones, who said his uitlier's memory was affected since he had a biow. His father always Daid his fares honestly and straightforwardly. Everybody knew his father's condition.—Mr. Ludford appeared for the prosecution.—Hugh Jones, stationmaster at Tregaron, said he collected tickets from the 3-10 train from Aberystwyth. Defendant did not have a ticket and said he had come from Strata Florida. He paid fivepence, the correct rare.—Evan Joseph, guard, gave evidence that defendant travelled from Aberyst- wyth.—Defendant was fined 5s and costs. Sleeping Out.—On December 15th, be- fore the Rev. T. R. Davies and Dr. Lloyd, John Murphy, tramping labourer, late of Tyrabbey, Ciarach, was charged by P.C. Fred Seiwood with having slept in an out- house at Llwyncolfa Fawr without visible means of subsistence the previous night. —He was committed to orison for seven days. Altered His Mind.—On December 19th, before D. D. Evans and Jolin Evans, Esqrs., Thomas Hughes, Well-street, Tre- garon, was charged with having allowed his wife and three children to become chargeable to the union. Evidence was given by Morgan Morgan, collector to the Guardians, who stated that defendant had already served two terms of twenty-one days imprisonment for similar offences.— P.S. James Lewis said that defendant left the town the week before last. A letter was found on the mantelpiece of his home which read as follows:—"Please read this Sunday night. Gentlemen of the Beard of Guardians,—I am broken-hearted been up the Workhouse on Saturday asking to see my wife about coming out. She would not answer me, only keeping a row and telling me she would walk the road before che would come with me, so I went home. vexing about my little children. I could not bear the strain on my mind, so I made up my mind to drown myself on Sunday in the Teify by Glanbrenig Bridge. So don't blame nobody so remember my little children. Look after them. This all from their fondest, broken-hearted father. Amen. The last kiss to the little ones, xxx, Hariet and Peg, x x x. Farewell. Let them see my body and kiss my hand three times. Good-bye. Be good. Good night."—P.S. Lewis said that since writ- ing the letter defendant had doubtless altered his mind, as he went northward, and not westward, and was apprehended on Saturday at Corwen. North Defendant was committed for three calendar months with hard labour.
ELERCH. ht late Jicl). JUcxanbn: (HtlliamB By the death of the Rev. Alexander Williams, vicar of Elerch, the Church in North Cardiganshire has lost a staunch and loyal priest who was vicar of Elercb for twenty-seven years. The parish of Elerch was originally part of the great parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, but in 1868 E!erch district was formed into a separate parish. Its history, though short, is an interesting one. The formation of the parish was the direct result of the Oxford movement. It may seem strange and hard to realize that the influences of the "Catholic Revival," which had its centre at Oxford, should penetrate so soon into the uplands of Cardiganshire and bear fruit in the very heart of Welsh Wales. It was through the labour and generosity of the late Rev. Lewis Gilbertson, B.D., a devout and learned priest, at one time vice-principal of Jesus College. Oxford, afterwards rector of Braunston and a relative of Isaac Williams, that the influ- ences of the Catholic revival were brought to bear upon Elerch. It was also through the Rev. Lewis Gifbertson's efforts and munificence that the parish of Elerch was formed. He became the first vicar. He it was who built the schools, the Church (dedicated to St. Peter), and the Vicarage on sites given by himself, to which he subsequently added the glebe land and the necesary endowment of the living, thereby securing for the parish- ioners the ministrations of a resident priest and every provision for their spiritual needs. It is significant that the 'ate Rev. Father Arthur Jones, vicar of St. Mary's, Cardiff—who was "at one time vicar of Llanegryn, North Wales—was a frequent visitor to Elerch and preached at the consecration of the church in 1868. In the life of Father Arthur Jones, Lewis Gilbertson is mentioned amongst those who used to visit Llanegryn for the dedication festival. Yet another link between Elerch and the Oxford movement is the fact that the saintly John Keble was also a frequent visitor at Cefngwyn, the old home of the Gilbertson family in Elerch. The writer, In penning these lines, has in front of him a copy of Keble's "Christian Year." in which is noted the fact, by an indis- putable authority, that the poem for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity was written at Cefngwyn. Surely it is not too much to say that the visits of these two staunch and devoted Catholic priests to Elerch gave a stimulus to that revival of Church life which had already been started and was progressing steadily in this somewhat remote and mountainous part of the Prin- cipality. It is, therefore, not surprising to find that the principles characteristic of the Oxford Movement were taught and practised at St. Peter's, Elerch. For in- stance, a visitor at the present day will note such distinctive features as the separation of sexes at the time of public worship and the canticles and psalms sung antiphorially to the old Gregorian tones, and many similar observances. So the Church schools and Vicarage which from the point of view of situation as well as architecture, form a beautiful and well- arranged group, stand as a. memorial to the devotion and munificence of the Rev. Lewis Gilbertson. whoso remains rest at the east end of the Church at the foot of the "Foundation Stone." The Rev. John \Rees was the second vicar of the parish, from 1871—1883, and on his appointment to Llanafanfawr, the Rev. Alexander Williams, who for the previous eight years had been curate of Goginan, in the parish of Bangor, was presented to the living of St. Peter's, Elerch, by the Rev. Lewis Gilbertson. After a vicariat ex- tending over a period of years of indefatigable work, the Rev. Alexander Williams passed away suddenly on December 3rd, 1910. Throughout these years the traditions of the Church never suffered and the character of the services was carefully maintained. The late Vicar of Elerch was a man of sterling qualities. He was fearless in defence of the prin- ciples of the Church, but at the same time charitable towards those who held different opinionSJ. He considered every parishioner as being under his ministerial charge, the result being, that irrespective of denomination, they came to him in times of difficulty ana trouble, both spiritual and temporal, for comfort and relief, which was never refused. He was upright, honest, kind, and hospitable, respected by clergy and laity alike, as was testified by the numbers who came from far and near, some travelling long dis- tances, in order to be present at the interment and pay their last token of re- pect to one whose guidance and counsel they valued. On the early morning of Thursday, December 8th, a requiem celebration was said by the Rev. D. Watcyn Morgans, vicar of Llanelly, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Jenkins, rector of Llanberis, at which a large proportion of the communi- cants of the Church were present. The funeral took place on the same day at 2-30 p.m. A short service was read at the Vicarage by the Rev. R. Williams, vicar of Penrhyncoch. The procession from the Vicarage to the Church was marshalled as follows:—The Choir under the leadership of Miss Ithwen Davies the clergy in their robes as follows: The Ven. Archdeacon Williams, the iRevs. Dr. M. Jones Powell, R..D. D. Watcyn Morgans, vicar of Llanelly; Lewis Jenkins, vicar of Llan- beris; R. Williams, vicar of Penrhyncoch; M. Morgan, vicar of Bangor: J. M. Lewis, vicar of Llanddeiniol; 1V. J. Wil- liams, vicaj- of Llanafan; J. F. Lloyd. vicar of Llanilar; W. Headley. of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddvn; Z. M. Davies, vicar' of Llanfihangel Geneu rglyn; L. Richards, vicar of Eglwysfach; O. Evans, vicar of Yspytty Cynfyn; T. P. Davies, vicar of Llanyciiaiarn; T. D. Thomas, vicar of Llangorwen; J. T. Davies and E. Williams, St. Michael's, Aberystwyth; Sinnett Jones, Holy, Trinity, Aberystwyth- D. Evans, Talybont; D St. Ll. Davies Borth; and T. 0. 'Evans, Devi's Bridge. Then came the two church- wardens and the body, borne by the sidesmen and two ex-church- wardens follc-wed by the chief mourners, the Rev. J. A. Williams (son); Mrs. A. Williams (widow), and Miss B. M. Williams (daughter); the Rev. J. A. Williams, Llangathen, and Mr. D. A. Williams, Pontardawe (brothers); Messrs D. Williams, Alltwen. J. Williams, Ystaiy- iera, Alex Griffiths, Clydach, Phil Lewis, Pontardawe (nephews); and Eric P Smithy London. Next followed Sir Edward Webley Parry Pryse, Bart, (represented by his brother); Mr. George Pryse, Peithyll; Dr J. James, Lodge Park; Arthur J. Hughes, town cJerk. Aberyst- wyth; Mr; Rex Hughes, Aberystwyth. Miss C. Gilbertson. Mynyddgorddu; Gilbertson, Aberystwyth; Mrs. Rees. Bangor; ír. Hunt,FÏynnoncarad(}: Mr Hubert Hall and Mrs. Hunter. Cern- gwyn; Mr. Richard James, the S.P.C.K. Depot, Aberystwyth: and the Rev. J. Davies, minister, Tynant. The County Constabulary were rephested by Inspector Phillips, Aberystwyth; T. Davies. P.C.. Llanbadarn; Sergeant Jones. Taiybont; Joseph Jones, P.C., (Bow Stre-et; and W. Joseph, ex-P.C., Goginan and Taliesm; followed by the parishioners and many old friends from Goginan. Bangor, and "else- where. As the procession moved towards the church, the following hymn was sung-— Er mor chwerw ydyw daniou Ein cyfeiliion tua'r bedd. The body was received at the church gates by the Rev, Lewis Jenkins, rector of Llan- beris, who read the opening sentences and the xc Psalm. The lesson was read bv the Rev. Dr. M. Jones Powell, rural dean. after which was sung Ar lan Iorcldonen ddofn Rwy'n oedi'n nychlyd fallowed by the Dead March from Saul, the congregation standing. The procession then re-formed, singing the Nunc Drimittis as the body was borne by the sidesmen from the chancel to its last resting-place. The service at the grave (which is at the west end of the Church, in a position corresponding to that of the Rev. Lewis Gilbertson's at the east end) was isaid by the Rev. D. Watcyn Morgan in a manner which could not fail to add to the beauty and solemnity of these last rites of the Church. After singing of the hymn,' Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau Ar doriad boreu wawr, the b'essin" was pronounced by the Ven- erable Archdeacon W illiams. The floral tributes from relatives and friends were both numerous and beautiful. Two of the priests who officiated at the funeral (the Rev. D. Watcyn Morgans, vicar of Llanelly, and the Rev. Lewis Jenkins, vicar of Llanberis) were the two first who, in their student days, fell under rhe influence of the Catholic teaching of the late tRev. Alexander Williams at Gcginan and Elerch. The officiating priests the memorial' service on Sunday, December 11th, were the Rev. Lewis Jenkins and the Rev. J. A Williams, the termer preaching both morning and even- ing on the state of the departed and their relationship with the living, reviewing the history of the parish with well-chosen references suitable to the occasion.—Com.
BARMOUTH. PETTY SESSIONS, Friday, December 16th.-Before H. J. Wright (chairman) John Evans, A. R. P. Allaway, T. Martin Williams, Hugh Evans, and John Morgan, Esqrs. Drunkenness. — P.C. O. C. Davies charged R. D. Richards, solicitor Bar mouth, with having been drunk in Beach- road on December 1st.—Mr. R. Guthrie Jones appeared for defendant and ex- pressed regret.-A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed. Tale of a Pheasant.—David Williams, Llaneiddiorucha, Dyffryn, was charged by Edward Rowland, superintendent of local taxation, with having killed a pheasant on November 24th without license.—Mr. Louis Jones, of Messrs Lloyd George, George, Jones and Co., appeared for the defence.—John Thomas, Llaneiddionsaf, said he saw defendant shooting a pheasant and spoke to him the following Saturday. He asked "Which of us is to eat the pheasant on Sunday?" Defendant replied We can divide." (Laughter.) Witness raised the bird after it was killed. Cross- examined He and defendant were neigh- ty01]1^ kad not been friendly. Defendant had drowned one of his sheep. Witness had received a solicitor's letter from him. He had a conversation with Owen Williams, Caellwyn, a week ago He did not remember being at Bodfadog on the morning of November 24th. He had previously told defendant about shooting without licence. He did not know that he committed larcency by going on defend- ant's land. If he had done wrong let them prosecute him.—Mr. Louis Jones: We will see about that.—-Re-examined Hitness said defendant had not denied to him that he shot the pheasant. -Mr Louis Jones admitted that defendant had no licence but pointed out that the offence was alleged to have been committed three weeks' ago and the summons was only served a day before. He asked the Court to hesitate before acting on the evidence the witness who was animated by ill- feeling against defendant and committed an offence by stealing the pheasant. Defendant was under the impression that he was entitled to scare and kill birds with out a licence.—The Chairman thought it was unfair to have issued the summons at so short a notice. There was, However too much shooting game without licence in the county.—Defendant was fined 5s and costs.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. Teify Fishery.—A meeting of the Teify Fishery Conservators was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Mr. Lloyd, Llandyssul, when the total receipts for tlie year were reported to be £ 452 7s. 6d., and the credit balance £ 30 15s lid. Mr. Fryer, superintendent inspector of fisheries, attended and gave his observa- tions on the Ponttwelly Fish Pass and upon the recent application in respect of the weekly close season.^—Mr. Daniel Evans, Llandyssul, brought forward motions enacting that the close season for calmon fishing with rod and line should terminate on the 31st of March, a month later than usual, and also that no nets should be used an hour after sunset and an hour before sunrise. After much dis- cussion both motions were agreed to.— Acting on Mr. Fryer's suggestions, the Head Bailiff was "asked to carefully watch Ponttwelly Pass, and a committee was appointed to re-draft the bve-laws.—Tlie Head Bailiff reported that the total of salmon caught during the year was twenty-one tons seven hundredweight.
TRAGICDEATH TRAGIC DEATH OF MR FURLONG LATE OF BRYNHYFRYD. A sensational tragedy occurred at the Dclgelley Railway Station (Cambrian side) shortly before five o'clock on Mon- day ei emng. Standing on the platform engaged m cheerful conversation with Mr Narlian Jones, the stationmaster, was Mr John Riciiard Sheldon Furlong' M *1 who formerly lived at Brynoyfryd," Dol- gelley, and had removed to Fairbourne. The conversatiGn ended, Mr Furlong en- tered the lavatory as the London train steamed into the station. Immediately, a nfl2 shot rang cut and a number of railway workers, who hurried to ascertain the cause cf the unusual sound, discov- ered Mr Furlong lying on the floor with his head shattered and by his side a double-barrelled gun as well as several letters uuly addressed. The deceased gentleman, who was a graduate of Dublin L mversity, was a well-known artist and many of ms paintings had been exhibited at the Royal Academy. For some years, he was teacher of French and mathe- matics at the Dolgelley Grammar School when Mr Marshall was headmaster. He had acquired a knowledge of Welsh dur- ing his residence at Dolgelley. Con- nected witn Dolgelley Cricket Club for ove-r^ thirty years, lie was considered as its "father," and it was his proud boast that last season during his captaincy, the Club was successful in every match played. He was also a golfer of some ability, and by means of his inimit- able musical sketches had augmented the funds of many local institutions, as the placing of his name on the! posters meant a certain draw." His original musical sketches were remarkably witty and clever. He was also a successful com- petitor for prizes offered by London society papers. Some years ago he won a sub- stantial prize for a stanza on J. M. Barrie, tne well-known writer, which read— I hear there's a rumour In your throat there's a tumour." "Contradict it," he wrote, For the lump in my throat Is the pathos I mix with my humour." Dolgelley and the district is much the poorer by his tragic death,, having lost one of the most talented inhabitants and a worthy citizen who was immensely popular and esteemed by all who knew him. INQUEST. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones, deputy coroner for Merioneth, held an incmest at the County hall all Tuesday afternoon. On the jury were Messrs E. W. Evans (fore- man), David Owen, Edward Williams. D. G. Wake Williams, R. C. Evans, Robert Davies, 1 nomas Morgan, G. D. Hughes, John R. Davies, A. E. Hughes, George W. Williams, LI. Humphreys, R. Miles, J. Miles Williams. Besides the police and witnesses tnere were also present Messrs W. H.. Adams, J. Jones Williams, solicitors; A. Read, G.W.R. Station- master; and T. H. Roberts, Parliament HKHistO. iiVidencc of id0n:tifi.-cation was given by Mr D. Oswald Davies, solicitor, who said Mr. Furlong was a personal friend of his and forty-five years of age. Deceased was engaged as a master at tne Dolgelley Grammar School, but latierly had been living on his means. Had had a bad attack of influenza last September and confessed to witness that he had not felt quite the same since. He saw Mr. Furlong the previous Friday. Saturday, and Sunday and also on the "day he died. His financial position through unex- pected losses, was very much different from what it was three years ago. That made him brood very much and in witness's opinion had a bad effect on his mind. There was certainly no necessity to take that drastic course, although his changed financial position would cause much mental depression. Witness last saw de- ceased alive at two p.m. on Monday at the Angel Hotel when he appeared the same as usual. No hint had been given by Mr. Furlong at any time that he would destroy his life although he had been very much worried lately. Witness concluded by saying that a letter had been handed him the previous evening written in a lead as follows:—"Dear Davies. All is over. Miss Finnis is at Fairbourne. Could you wire to her to break the news and ask her for my sake to stay there till some arrangement is made. I have no time to write now but must apologise for the shock to all and sunary. Please open the envelope at once and read particulars. Wire to Miss Finnis and do the necesasry. God bless you, old friend, J.R.S.F." Mr N. U. Jones, stationmaster at the Cambrian Railways Station at Dolgelley, said he saw Mr. Furlong at the station the previous evening at 4-38 p.m. Wit- ness had his back against one of the advertising boards and the deceased re- marked: "The L. and N. W. is the best railway in the world." Mr. Furlong in reply to a query, having been informed that the London train was coming in, left witness abruptly.—In reply to a juror, witness said he did not notice the gun. Deceased wore a long overcoat. Mr. Richard Jones, outside porter G.W.R., said he was informed about 4-40 p.m. the previous day by one of the news- boys, that there was a man on the floor in the lavatory. Witness went inside and saw some letters near the door, but did not pick them up. Saw the man on his knees with his feet towards the door. Went round about him but could not recognise him. He had a gun in his hand. He immediately informed Mr. Read that there was a man dead in the lavatory. inspector Evans and Dr. J. Jones subsequently arrived. Inspector Ben Evans, Police Station, Dolgelley, said he was summoned to the Railway Station about 4-50 the previous evening. As requested, he went into the lavatory, and there found the body of a man lying on the floor with his feet towards the door. A gun was under- neath the body, deceased's hand being on the trigger. As soon as witness removed the gun, Dr J. Jones came in. De-1 ceased's face was practically under his chest and was covered bv the overcoat. He and Dr Jones turned the body over and then recognised it as that of Mr Fur- long. Tnere was a gun-shot wound on the forehead. The left eye was blown out. Subsequently, the body was removed on a stretcher to the Angel Hotel. Amongst the letters found on deceased were those addressed to the police, Mr Oswidd Davies, Mr T. H. Roberts, and one each to bank managers. The letter to the police read as follows:—" Will you kindly communi- cate in the gentlest way possible with Mr D Oswald Davies and deliver me letter n my pocket to him as soon as possible. 1 wish the news broken gently. He has in his possession a sealed packet of in- structions trom me of which he is ignor- ant of the contents. Tell him I should like the following stationmasters to have a goose each at Christmas and to arrange accordingly:—Mr Nathan Jones, Mr Read, Dolgelley; Mr George, Barmouth Junction; and Mr Jones, Fairbourne. Thus will my memory be preserved. I am so sorry for everybody who sustains a shock. oJ. R. S. Furlong." In the pockets were found a half-crown, one half- penny, two farthings, one cigarette in packet, pair of cuff links, three pieces pencil, one knife, and a return ticket to Fairbourne issued the same day Mr T. H. Roberts said he also received a communication. In this, Mr Furlong presented mm, on behalf of the Cricket Club, a record of the Club's progress from its initiation. In doing so, Mr Furlong desired to impress on the members the necessity ot upholding the stub's reputa- tion. llie members^ he added, had been proverbial for keeping their appointments and for tneir sportsmanship at nil times. in reply to a Juror, Inspector Evans said that when the gun was removed one barrel was leaded and the other dis- charged. Dr Jones, Wenallt, said he arrived at the Railway Station about five o'clock on Monday. He there saw a man in the lavatory with his face under his chest and saw at once that he was dead. Did not recognise liim as there was much blood on the floor. With the assistance of Inspector jvans, he turned the body over and at once recognised it as that of Mr Furlong. Death was caused by a" gun- shot wound in the head, the left eye and the brain being shattered. The gun being held very close, there was no time for the charge to expand. No doubt death was absolutely instantaneous. The jury, after deliberating in private, returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst temporarily insane. Mr E. W. Evans, Frondirion, foreman of the jury, speaking with much emotion, said—I have been requested by the jury to proipose an expression of our deepest sympathy with Mrs Furlong and her dear boy and all the relatives of our departed friend. 1 am sure we all feel that we are under the shadow of a great and mysterious calamity which we cannot un- derstand. We are unable to understand things, and surely this is an occasion upon which we may safely say that sil- ence is golden. Still, I am sure we all reel that it is our duty to convey to the stricken widow and her dear bov a most sincere expression of condolence in the terrible circumstances in which to-day they find themselves. We all knew Mr Furlong well, and I am sure that r-Can safely say that this is the very last thing that we siiould expect of him, and we can- not and dare not attempt to probe into t';e mystery that surrounds his departure. would rather dwell upon, his life as we knew it for many years—his genial and gentlemanly disposition and his love of nealthy and manly out-door sports of which he was the very soul in this town. We cannot help thinking of tnose who are left behind, who are at this moment sur- rounded by this dark cloud. Especially do I think of the bright and promising boy whom he loved so much and who as yet does not and cannot realise to the full what all this means for him. r am sure it is our wfsli to place on record a vote of sympathy with this dear lad, so that in future years when he will begin to realise the strange dispensations of Providence, he will receive some consola- tion from the fact that those who knew the father well, at this sad hour prayed that Almighty God may protect and suc- cour him and his widowed mother. Mr Davici Owen, Cross Keys. seconded, and the Coroner supported the vote of condolence which was carried in silence, all standing. Mr D. Oswald Davies said he deeply appreciated the kind sentiments and would have sincere pleasure in conveying them to Mrs Furlong. The funeral, which was public, toob place at the Parisu Churchyard yesterday (Thursday).
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. Bankruptcy. — At Blaenau Festiniog Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, Mr Wm. George, who appeared for him, stated that the bankrupt, David Williams. Plas Brondaw, Llanfrothen, cycle agent, was unable to appear owing to indisposition, and it was arranged to hold the public examination of bankrupt at Portmadoc on January 19th. The bankrupt's state- ment of affairs showed debts totallino; £9.2 18s. and assets £28 4s., leaving a defici- ency of ;1;;04 14s. In his printed observa- tions, the Official Receiver says bank- rupt attributes his failure to "Illness, pressure by creditors, law costs no cap- ital." The receiving order was made on debtor's petition in consequence of two warrants of execution. Aged twenty- eight years, he has been in business as cycle agent since 1904, starting without capital. He has been in weak health for some years and is often unable to attend to business. He has kept no books of I account ot any kind and lias been in- solvent two years. 'ó-' 0"1. .IIk;o.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG Indian Medical Service.—Lieutenant T. J. Carey Evans, son of Dr R. D. Evans, Llys Meddyg, Blaenau Festiniog, who is in the .Lucknow Division of the Indian Medical Service, has been appointed a specialist m advanced operative surgery. Presentation.—On Friday at St David's Church Hail, the English Church mem- bers, with a large number of friends, assembled to present the Rev W. R. Jer- man, B.A., the senior curate, with a fine collection of books in a book-case and a beautiful silver-mounted black ebony walking stick with a suitable inscription as a token of respect and good wishes on his leaving Blaenau Festiniog to take charge ot the curacy of Llanfair yn goronwy, Anglesey. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. Richard Bowton of C'artre, the chair was taken by Mr. Richard Davies, Erwfair, who was also chairman of the oommittee. Mr. H. Dauncv acted as M.C. f rom 6-30 to 7-30 a social was held, light refreshments being supplied by the members of the committee, and during the social selections were plaved on the pianoforte by Mr. J. R. Roberts, Maentwrog; Mis.s Gladys Davies, Bowydd- From l !°i v!KSBfSo 1)avies> Erwfair. m 7-5U until aboui, 9.45 a miscellaneous programme was gone through, the first item being a pianoforte duett by the Misses May and Blodwen Davies, Erw- fair. Afterwards songs were sung bv Miss Katie Hughes and Miss May Davies, and recitations given by Master W. Elisor and R. Williams. Before call- mg on tne treasurer, Mrs Dr Evans Llys Meddyg to present the books, Mr D. D. Roberts, Dorfiil-st-reet, sang topical penillion to a well known Welsh air and was heartily encored. Afterwards, Mrs Dr Evans, Llys Meddyg, was called upon to present the Rev W. R. Jerman B.A. vuth the books and book-case, and Mrs Davies, Frwfair to present him with the walking stick, both of whom performed their duty in a pleasing manner Ad- dresses were afterwards delivered by the Chairman and Messrs Job James, R. la^' ,\v • L- Griffith, John R. Hughes, and D. D. Roberts, the Rev T H Hughes (the vicar), the Rev W. G. i ones, Tydd- yngwyn, and the Rev G. H. Harrison all of whom spoke highly of Mr Jerman. Mr Jerman thanked the donors sincerely for their valuable presents and for the kind- ness shown to him during his four years' curacy at rilaenaii Festimog. He paid a graceful tribute to the V icar and Mrs Hughes, who, he said, had been like a father and mother to him. He would never forget their kindness. A song was. afterwaras given by Miss Harriet Wil- liams and another by Miss May Davies, and recitations rendered by Master Arthur and Babsie Hughes. A duett "The Larboard Watch," by Miss Blod- wen Jones (Llinos Dwyryd", and Mr D. D. Roberts followed. Tiiey were heartily encored and afterwards sang "The Big, Moon." Miss Jennie Williams, Jones- street, sang Welsh penillion composed by Dewi Mai o Feiricn, for the occasion, to the tune, in lach i ti Gymru." A vote of thanks to all who bad assisted in making the meeting a hlccess and also to the artistes was by Mr. Job James, seconded by Mr John Llcyd Jones, Ynys-terrace, and to all the ladies for their assistance at the tea by Mr J). D. Roberts. With the singing of Auld Lang Syne" and ."God- Save the King," an enjoyable evening was brought to a close. The accompanists were Miss Gladys Davies, Bowyod-road, Mr Wm ijewis Griffiths, and Mr John L. Owens. Funeral.—The funeral of Mr. D. J. Rowlands, Clydfan, Bethania, manager of Graigddu Quarry, took place on Wednes- day week at Festiniog Cemetery. The Revs. J. Rhydwen Parry, R Talfor Phillips, and John Hughes officiated. Work was suspended at Graigddu Quarry to enable the workmen to attend the funeral. The workmen at a meeting on Monday, passed a vote of condolence with the widow and six children, and arranged to procure a wreatn. Deceased was thirty-nine years of age. Lecture.-At Garregddu on Thursday night, the Rev. J. Puleston Jones, M.A., Pwllheli, gave his lecture on "Birds of the air and their nests." Ecclesiastical.—The Bishop of Bangor on Monday, at Glyngarth, licensed to the curacy of Blaenau Festiniog the Rev John Jervis, who was ordained at St. Asaph on the previous day.
LORD PENRHYN AND HIS WORK- MEN. The workmen in the Penrhyn quarry and at Port Penrhyn, the shipping outlet of the quarry, on Saturday received the following intimation:—"On next pay-day, the 24th inst., five per cent. advance in wages will be added to the bills of all the workmen employed in Penrhyn Quarry and Port Penrhyn, and this increase will be continued so long as trade permits."
HUNTING FIXTURES7~ GOGERDDAN FOXHOUNDS. » FOXHOUNDS. Tues., Dec. 27th Town Clock, Aberyst- wyth. 10-45. Friday, Dec. 30th Capel Bangor 10-45. BEAGLES. Wed., Dec. 28th Pencwm 11-0. Sat.. Dec. 31st Talybont 1L0-
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