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FAÐTS AND FANCIEl. Uncle (to Donald, who has just come home from school): "And did you get a good place in your class at the last exam- ination ?" Donald;" Yes; next to the fere." Housekeeper at Lord X's: And which way did you vote, Mr Budd? Butler: The 'oleof this election has been fought on clarse 'atred, Mrs Timms, and is dir- ected agaa-nat hus; and I did my duty -acoordin) Not since 1701 has one year witnessed two general elections. A little girl who had a live bantam given to her was disappointed at the smallnests ot the egg laid by the bird. Her idea of an egg was that of the ostrich, a specimen of which lay in a case in the drawing-room. One day the ostrich's egg was missing from its accustomed place. It was subsequently found near the spot where the bantam nested, and on it was stuck a piece of paper with the words: Something like this, please; keep on trying!" I thought your doctor forbade you to drink beer," remarked one man to an- other. "Yes he did," was the reply," "but just now he's in Edinburgh on a holiday. Mistress: Nora, I saw a policeman in the park to-day kiss a baby. I hope you will remember my objection to such things.—Nora: "Sure, ma'am, no police- man would ever think iv kissin' yer baby whin I'm around." Mr. Jones (extremely short-sighted): Who, is that idiot staring at us with such a stupid look?" Mrs. Jones: "Where"? "There."? "Why, don't you see it's a mirror you are looking at." Did you say you were a month in your last place?" Yes, madam—a week with the family on the top floor, a week with a lady on the third floor, a week or the sec- ond, and a week on the ground floor." At a Police Court the Clerk (to small child witness): Do you know what hap- pens to people who do not tell the truth? -No, sir. The Clerk: "Neither do I." (Laughter.) Dissatisfied Husband: "Before we were married I was led to believe you were well off. Dissatisfied Wife: "So I was, but I didn't know it." "You are in regular and permanent em- ployment a solicitor asked a man in the Shoreditch County Court. "Yes," was the reply, "but what is the use when you are in debt all round?" Solicitor (to judgment debtor at Bow County Court): My client swears that you told him you would never pay him," Debtor (defiantly): Oh, I can swear too, if it comes to that." rvn i■ ii jl ■JiwraHwnfrninmwnTTTTfTfm'TTTiiniiim iiuhmm I'li'wiiirl
FROM THE PAPERS. Mr Carnegie's gifts for public objects amount now to over tgsloooloool the' largest sum being £ 10,400,000 for librar- ies. In connection with peace, Mr Carnegie Has already given k350,000 for the Peace Temple at the Hague, £ 150,000 for the feace Temple of the Central American Republics, £ 20,000 for the Costa Rica Peace Temple, and £ 200,000 for peace propaganda. Surpise and gratification has been: caused by an annoucement by the Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjaub that the Government has decided to grant the tenants of the Lyallpur irrigation colony proprietary rights in their land toi twelve and a half rupees an acre-a price considerably below market value. The "African World" is informed from East London, Cape Colony, that deck chairs marked "Waratah" have been washed up at Coffie Cove. 't_-
GLANDYFI. A Sad Death.—On Monday evening, before John Evans, Esq., Aberystwyth, ( district coroner, an inquest was held con- cerning the death of Mrs. Sarah Mary Humphreys, wife of Mr Owen Humphreys, postman, 1, Park-terrace, Glandyfi. Mr. John Jones, Furnace was foreman of the purv, composed of Miessrs H. O'wen, John Hughes, Richard Owen, David Davies. Jenkin Da-vies, Richard Davies, Edward Pritchard, Wmi. Owen, James Williams, Owen Owen, John Oliver, and James Jones.—The husband gave evidence that his wife was thirty-three years of age. She died on Friday evening, about seven o'clock, after giving birth to a child about four o'clock. He saw his wife alive after he returned with the mail from* Talybont. He had told Mrs. Sophia Jones that birth was expected and she attended as a mid- wife. His wife had told him a doctor was not necessary.—The Coroner pointed out that the husband was responsible for making the necessary arrangements on an occasion of that k-ind.-Sopblti Jones, Tanvfoel, Eglwysfach, rlÍd she was not a registered midwife. She attended Mrs. Humphreys, as she had also done on the occasion of the previous confinement, and had acted as midwife for many years.—The Coroner said she was liable to prosecution for every case she attended without the directions of a medical man.—Witness added that deceased was in pains during labour, but gave birth without much trouble. Afterward, witness suggested that a doctor should be sent for as the after-birth was not delivered; but deceived at first said it was not necessary. The doctor. however, was sent f o i-. Coroner remarked that witness admitted that she was not competent to deal with the after effects which usually occurred and should be provided against, as there was danger in delay.—Dr. A O. Davies, Machynlleth, said that on arriving he found the woman in extremis and suffering from internal hemorrhage. He attended her two and half years ago when she was in severe and dangerous labour. She was subject to goitre, which influenced her nervous condition. Everything possible was done to save her. The midwife was quite competent- to denl with ordinary cases. Deceased was a determined woman and he quite believed that she was un- willing to have a doctor's services. He bad given the Coroner the trouble of holding the inouest from: a sense of public duty in order to impress the necessity of -<'Vl?l'y community having a registered midwife.— The Coroner also spoke of the importance of making proper provisions and said Dr. Davies had acted in the public interest in causing the circumstances to be investi- gated.—The jury returned a verdict according to the medical evidence that deat hwas due to syncope following post- Partew 'bemorTIh-gr-
THE CRUSADE AGAINST CONSUMPTION LO II 1) hcESYON AND MR. DA VID DA VIES, .M.l' AT AbERiST\Vl'l'H. APPALLING ICNUSANCE OF SANITATION. On Monday evening a public rnie'in^ was held at the Pier Pavilion to stimulate iineiest- in a crusade against consumption and the promotion of institutions for the pievention of the disease as a memorial o King Edward VII. The meeting was attended by Lord Kenyon, who is doing 1m!a.r work in Shropshire, and far Mr David Davies, M.P. for Montgomeryshire, "u or^S1Iiator of the movement. The chair was taken by Councillor T. J. Samuel, mayor of Aberystwyth, who creditably performed the duties of the office and was supported by Aldermen J. P. Wynne and C. M. Williams, Prin- cipal Roberts, Principal Prys, and Mr A. J. Hugnes, town clerk; Mr Griffith Evans, Lovesgrove; and Mr Thos. Jones, a former student of the Cojlege, who has made personal sacrifice to act as secretary of the memorial fund. There was a large attendance in the body of the Pavilion, including fckr John and Lady Williams. The Mayor expressed pleasure at seeing so many present notwithstanding the in- convenience of the fixture on market day and the early hour in the evening. The people of Aberystwyth, he thought, were beginning to realize the importance of do ng something to combat the malignant disease of consumption. That memorial to the late King. who was ever anxious to alleviate suffering, would not be merely ornamental, but serviceable to humanity, and he was sure the people of Aberystwyth and of Wales as a whole would support Mr David Davies who was a friend to Aberystwyth, who. had de- voted his wealth to the welfare of the youth of the Principality, and was now devoting his energies to the promotion of the health of his native land. (Cheers.) His Worsiiip added that letters had been received expressing inability to attend the meeting from Lady Evans, Loves- grove; Mr Gibson, editor of the" Cam- brian News" and Dr Bonsall, one of the medical oiiicers of the union. Principal Roberts, U.C.W., proposed the first proposition which read, That this representative meeting of the Bor- ough of Aberystwyth heartily approves of the proposal to raise a,memorial to King Edward V U., taking the form of a move- ment to stamp out and prevent as far as possible the ravages caused by tubercu- losis and consumption in Wales and Mon- mouthshire and undertakes to ifve the movement its strongest support." They had, he observed, to look in the face a great national evil and one to which_ the people of Cardiganshire was peculiarly subject. It might be futile, perhaps, to unmask the evil were there no possible remedy; but it was the verdict of med- ical men that consumption.was a disease which by the adoption of proper means could be prevented. Lord Morley said that the value of education was that it enabled people to distinguish between what was possible, what was probable, and what was certain. The educative methods proposed in the present movement was therefore right methods and the application of themt o Wales as a definite unit was a guarantee of suc- cess. The work had been well commenced, but still the task before the country was a great and difficult one; but he was sure that Aberystwyth would do its share of the work, for Aberystwyth in former days had inaugurated great movements which had resulted in the benefit of the whole of Wales. Had it not inaugurated the University College of Wales, to which the people had subscribed £60,000 before Government recognition was ob- tained, there would probably now be no Welsh University, no Welsh National Library, and no Welsh National Museum, and other national institutions. (Cheers.) The Alltymynydd Sanatorium but threw the need for means to combat consump- tion into greater prominence. In Ger- many the need had been recognised and met with the .result that the average con- sumption death rate had been diminished by more than one half; so that the ver- dict of science as well. as the experience of other nations proved that success would crown the movement for the arrest of consumption in Wales. (Applause.) Alderman EP Wynne seconded the pro- tion, remarking that consumption cost friendly societies and poor law guardians no less a sum than two and a half mil- lions a year. Lord Kenyon said that while Queen Victoria was a symbol of empire, King Edward was a very living man who took deep interest -in the healtn and life of his people. The proposed memorial was therefore a fitting memorial and one that appealed to every man and woman in Wales, both North and South, the dweller in the town as well as the farmer on the hillside and the labourer in his cottage. The memorial also had large LODe in it because whatever was now given to it would be abundantly repaid )11 the better health and stronger life of t'eir children. (Cheers.) He believed that- it was as possible to stamp out con- sumption as it had heen-to stamp out small pox, hydrophobia, and the plague. It was only two centuries ago that the plague decimated London, but it had been stamped out by scientific means. If then it was possible to stamp out con- sumption, it would be wrong not to at- tempt to do it. Thougii the scheme em- braced sanatoria, the aim was by means of education to catch' the enemy young and stamp it out, asH as to raise the standard, of healtii of their dear country. (Hear, hear.) Mr David Davies, in the course of his speech, thought that a memorial to King Edward should fulfil three conditions. It should be consonant and iu sympathy with the King's life and character it should be useful and-practical and benefi- cial to the people of Wales: and it should be something which every citizen in Wales could heartily support. A cam- paign against tuberculosis, he thought, fulfilled an those conditions and therefore he appealed to all the of Wales to support it. (Cheers.) To successfully attack a terrible scourge like consump- tion required the employment of all pos- sible forces. The promoters of the mem- orial intended to work mainly on the pre- ventative side. Alderman Wynne had given the cost of alleviation of suffering and misery. The promoters of the mem- orial intended going to the root of the matter and the only way of doing that was to wage a war of extermination against the microbe and bacilus of con- sumption. Their attack would proceed along three main lines—the first educa- tional, the second dispensaries, and the third sanatoria by lectures and literature how to prevent consumption, by exhibi- tion of tne causes of consumption, by the employment of trained nurses to deal with consumption in its initial stages, and bv the institution of dispensaries to supervise and watch every case and to act as an intermediary between the home and the sanatorium. The extent and detmls of the memorial would depend upon the total amount subscribed. It was not intended to waste money on bricks and mortal. The money would be spent in acordan with the best medical advice and the experience of other countries where the disease had been successfully combatted It was true that a large sum of money was asked for; but it was thought; ad* s- able to adequately endow the »r from the start instead of erectl"« t memnr<"il and then continuously begging for^tributimis to its maintenance. (Hear, hear.) In school they were taugK M SESrf Ltat «far had been negligent of the pubhe heaHh Until fhLK JSSd and hflthy body ?hevTolld not have completed their natIonal work. (AI)plans.e.) Jones s^id tiie total an- nual expenditure in England and Wales Sed )>V death, loss of wages, loss of life r>o\ver by premature decay, and hos- Me pow y 1 consumption was P1 iilhoii In Wales during the seven milneurly 40,000 -people had d^ed of consumption, while the death rate for the same period had been practically s ationarv in ipite of increased scientific knowledge. ^oov«', there were m addition about 12,000 parsons constantly differing from some form or other consumption and withdrawn from pro I ductive labour. In South Wales ™ il 'lio "C rpr writ nnd 131 North Wales nineteen per cent. higher han the average for whole of the country; 111 Carnarvonshire forty per c'nt. higher and in Cardiganshire sixty- nine per cent, higher than the average In Denbighshire four times as many diect from consumption as from all the* other factious diseases put together. It was • rue to say that every tenth person who dlcd in ales died of some form of con- sumption. The first step towards re- generation was conviction of sin. Onoe they got. the people or Wales t.o realize tli-s gravity of that evil the money would come in. (Cheers.) Tho proposition was then agreed to unanimously. Principa: Prys proposed the next solution, "That the Town Council of Aberystwyth form themselves into a com- mittee with nowerto add to their number to col lect subscriptions and to take such steps as they deem necessary in support of the movement and that Mr A. J. Hughes be appointed to act as secretary pro tem. W hen King Edward was told that consumption was preventable, added Principal Prys, he asked "Then why not prevent itThe aim of the promoters of that movement was to answer that question. Its inception by Mr Davies was more than a happy thought. It was an inspiration. Never before had he thrown himself more heartily and enthusiastically into any move- ment. (Cheers.) Was it not appal- ling that in that county of Cardigan which with its pure sea breezes and mountain air should be the healthiest of all counties it should be sixty-nine per cent. above the average of all the counties of England and Wales? What was wanted behind their sanitary autho- rities was a strong public opinion to back them up and. if neecssary, stimuate them to action. (Hear, hear.) At present, however, he feared there was an appal- ling amount of ignorance of sanitation and the conditions of health. A great deal had been done towards securing im- proved conditions in that town, for he thought Aberystwyth the cleanest and most sanitary town he knew And they were indebted for that to editors and friends he could name and the Town Council had no doubt done its best. Still it was necessary to educate people gener- ally in sanitation and the conditions of healthy life. Think of ciTapels and their ventilation or, rather, their lack of ven- tilation. He saw a house the other day not far from Aberystwyth which had been recently renovated and as far as he could see the windows m iront of that house could not be opened. He had visited an office in that tflwn where five or six clerks were employed and only once in four years had he ever seen the window open. No doubt that office con- tained millions of bacilli It was neces- sary then to educate the people in sanitation and conditions of health and to urge them to carry into action the know- ledge they already possessed, for there was often serious negligence in the face of know leage. (Hear, hear.) The monetary loss in millions through con- sumption had been stated: but who could calculate the suffering and grief of par- ents, the loss of men of genius by pre- mature death, and the cutting off in early life of students of brilliant promise? Science had now opened the door of hope which he trusted the people of Wales would no longer by ignorance, or negli- gence, or want of endeavour refuse to enter. (Applause.) Professor Levi, in an eloquent speech seconded the proposition which was also agreed to unanimously. Sir John Williams, moving a vote of thanks to the Mayor and to the speakers, said he had for some time known Mr Davies's scheme and heartily approved of it. Reference had been made to milk supply and possiblv it was also intended to include under that head beef and mut- ton and pork and all other kinds of tiesh as well as a desire to free food from the germs of disease as from dust and from the air. Wales had accomplished much in the past and must not now rest upon its oars, but proceed to the accom- plishment of other things making for the health and vigour of her people. (Cheers Captain Eossett Roberts seconded the proposition which was carriod with cheers; and the Mayor and Lord Kenyon having acknowledged the vote, a successful meet- ing terminated.
MEETING AT LAMPETER. A meeting convened by the Lord Lieu- tenant or Cardiganshire in connection with the Welsh National Memorial to King Edward VII. was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Monday afternoon. Colonel Davies-Evans, the lord lieutenant, presided and there was a fairly large at- tendance. Mr David Davies, M.P., and Lord .veiiyon were also present. The Cnan'man read iletters regretting inability to attend and wishing success to the movement from the Mayors of Aber- ystwyth, J-<ampeter, and Cardigan, Sir Edward Pryse, Sir Marteine Lloyd, Sir John Williams, Principal Bebb, Dr. Walker, r Lynn Thomas, the Rev D. Griffiths, Llangranog; Dr J. Morgan, Pontrhydygroes; Messrs Cecil Wright, Borth; J olIn Davies, Evan Davies, Gil- fachronw; — Davies, Llanina and J. M. Howell, Aberayron. The Chairman after- ward said that Cardiganshire had been a little behind other counties because they had already been carrying on a campaign in favour of the West Wales Sanatorium and had to communicate with the counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke to know what effect the scheme would have on Alltymynydd Sanatorium. He thought the people of Cardiganshire would help the scheme. He had great pleasure in moving tne following resolution That this representative meeting of the county of Cardigan approves of the proposed memorial to the late King Edward the VII. and that such memorial should take the form of a movement to stamp out and prevent as fa,r as possible the ravages caused by tuberculosis in Wales and Mon- mouthshire, and undertake to support such movement." The motion was seconded by Mr R. S. Rowland, Garth, chairman of the County council. He said the County Council had unanimously expressed its opinion in favour of the scheme. (Cheers.) Lord Kenyon supported the resolution and said the memorial was national in char- acter and every Welshman should feel that he had a share in it. He was conscious of the work that had been done by the three counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, and Pembroke by establishing their Sanatorium. He had come straight from a meeting of the Directors of the Sana- torium and at that meeting a resolution was passed to support the memorial. The scheme would do more than sanatoria which did only part of the work. The people had to be educated by lectures. It was' easily for Wales to find the mini- mum sum required. The battle would be tought with the feeling that it would be won. Dr Garrod Thomas, Newport, in sup- porting the proposition, said consump- tion must not be treated as inevitable and a visitation of God. It was no more inevitable than cholera or other similar diseases. It was also infectious rather than hereditary which was contrary to the old behef. Since the microbe was found by Dr Koch, people had been filled with hope, because it was always easier to fight an enemy they could see..It was an age of triumph of mind over matter, and he hoped to see the time when it would be triumph of mind over microbes. In some constitutions, consumption could not be stopped but by educating the people it could be prevented in many cases. ne gladly supported the move- ment, a.nd if he had not already subs- cribed in Monmouth he would do so in this county. (Cheers.) Mr David Davies, M.P., thanked the Lord Lieutenant for convening the meet- ing. The scheme had been enthusiastic- ally received in all the Welsh counties. He was preaching to the converted that day, for they had done so much in the direction already by building the Allty- mynydd Sanatorium. Having experience of the benefit of such an institution, he was sure they would be glad to support a general movement with the same object in view. Mr Davies proceeded to give the history of the movement and said there was no competition between the promoters of the scheme and the West Wales Sanatorium. They were both doing the same work. Cardigan- shire was the worst county in the country and Wales the worst in the United Kingdom. That was a national disgrace which should be wiped out. A provisional committee had been appointed and the scheme would be prepared by an expert committee and submitted for approval to a committee representing the subscribers. It would be the begin- ning of a scheme for the improvement of the°national health of Wales. Dr Adams, superintendent of Alltymyn- vrlrl M ti at/vri n TTI mnnoTt tbe motion. He said the scheme would help the Sanatorium by giving them cases in their eai-iy stage. That was the present difficulty. Patients were sent too' late and expected to be cured. He had seen similar scheme in Edinburgh and that was working well. (Hear, hear.) The resolution was carried unanimously. Tiie Chairman wanted to know if they fell in with the scheme would the CeilT-ral Committee keep the Alltymynydd Sana- torium ? There was a great deal of money required every year, and if they collected for the present scheme they would have difficulty in getting money for the Sanatorium, but he had the ut- most confidence in Mr David Davies and Lord Kenyon. Mr J. C. Harford, Falcondale, pro- posed that a committee should be ap- pointed for the county to arrange collec- tions ana that it should consist of the Lord Lieutenant, Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., the Chairman of the County Council, Chairman of Quarter Sessions, the chairmen of the five unions in the county, the three Mayors, the High Sheriff, and eight members to be nomin- ated by them. Alderman D. F. Lloyd, ex-mayor of Lampeter, seconded the proposition and said the mode of subscribing should be such that everybody could take a share in the work. He suggested collecting by stamps. Mr Thos. Jones, Newtown, secretary of the movement, dealing with Mr Lloyd's suggestion, said that the Postmaster General had consented to buy from them stamps stuck on books, and that such books could be obtained in every post office. There would be also church and chapel collections. Mr Jones also spoke in Welsh, urging Cardiganshire to take its share m supporting the scheme. The resolution was carried. 1JT Powell, Newcastle Enilyn, moved a vote of thanks to Mr David Davies and Lord Kenyon, and the Rev Evan Evans, Soar, Lampeter, seconded the proposi- tion. The latter said that it was due to Cardiganshire to say that many of its young people went away to towns and mining districts and came home after having contracted consumption. That was how the death rate was so high. Mr David Davies, in responding, dealt with the question raised by the Chair- man, and said the promoters had absolute sympathy with the Alltymynydd Sana- torium, and had resolved that it would receive a fair proportion of the funds if they co-operated with the movement. The Sanatorium would be also represented on the Committee. He proposed a vote of thanks to Colonel Evans and this was seconded by Lord Kenyon and agreed to. MORTALITY from COXSUMPTIOM oer 1000 deaths from Different Occupations. MALES: Afires. 2rj_Go.
MACHYNLLETH. URBAN COUNCIL, Monday evening, December 19tli.-Present: Councillors T Parsons, chairman; Richard Gillart, Evan Morgan, W. Sadleir, John Evans, John Micah, D. Smith, John Pugh, Edward Jones, Henry Lewis, Dr. W. R. Williams, Messrs. Edmund Gillart, clerk: J. R. Leigliton, assistant clerk; D. Thomas, surveyor; and Dr. A. 0. Davies, medical officer. Items. The Clerk reported having handed over £ 300 to the banking account in favour of the Mawddwy Railway Company and had received in exchange a debenture certifi- cate.—The sub-committee appointed to consider the question of providing public conveniences not having met, the matter was deferred—In reply to Mr. Gough, secretary of the Cambrian Resorts Asso- ciation, it was agreed, on Mr. Pugli's proposition, seconded by Mr. Morgan, that the Council were no in a financial position to increase their liability in con- nection with the Association.—Corres- pondence from the Home Office and Local Government Board relating to the adop- tion of the Public Health Amendment Act was referred to. a. committee. The same committee was asked to consider a letter from the Local Government Board suggest- ing alterations in the byelaws with respect to the market and table of tolls.-It was agreed that proceedings should be taken in respect of an alleged nuisance at Dovev View.—The Surveyor reported on the nuisance caused by the smoking chimney in the Council room of the Town Hall, and the matter was referred to a committee. -It. was agreed to request the tenants to pay the costs of lea,ses and tenancy agree- ments in connection with the Town Hall, as the Council have already met them in other directions. Main Roads. The agreement with the County Council with reference to the maintenance of main roads was referred to a committee, Mr. Gillart saying he hoped the question would be tackled in earnest and without delay. —On the proposition of Mr Henry Lewis, seconded by Mr. Gillart, it was agreed to give the County Council three months' notice to terminate the present agreement with the intention of expressing dissatis- faction because the contribution is inade- quate. Refuse Nuisance. Mrs. Williams, Skinner's Arms, wrote calling attention t.o the fact that house refuse was deposited in a lane near the field belonging to her, and if the deposit was carried to the field with the flood she would hold the Council responsible to clear it away.—Mr. Morgan thought it would be timei enough for Mrs. Williams to write when the refuse was carried into her field. -On Mr. Gillart's proposition, seconded by Mr. Pugh, it was agreed to reply that the deposit of the refuse in the lane was an accident, that instructions were given to the Surveyor to communicate with the Contractor, and that the Council repudi- ated any liability. Unsuitable for Camping. With reference to the Council's request that ground in the neighbourhood of M '.chynlleth should he used for the train- ing of troops Colonel French (of the head- quarters of the Western Command) replied that, whilst fully recognising the hearty manner in which the Territorial troops were received in the neighbourhood of Machynlleth during the manoeuvres in August, it was considered that for train- ing and camping purposes generally the locality was not suitable. Financial. The Rate Collector reported having collected JE126 17s 2d., leaving £ 560 10s. 6d.—Replying to Mr. Edward Jones, the Collector said that a balance of £ 50 due on the first instalment was recoverable.- The Collector was authorised to take steps, if necessary, to recover the arrears. New Roadman. Nine applications were received for the post of roadman.—After voting, Mr John Mantle, Poplar-terrace, was appointed.
LLANON. Wedding Presents.—In addition to those reported last week as presented to the Rev. and Mrs. James, vicar of Pencarreg, Lampeter, are the following: -Writiii g case by Messrs. Morgan* and Davies, tailors and outfitters; handsome volume, Mr. Alban Jones; and pair of vases, Miss Edwards, Llansantffraid. The present of the bride to bridegroom was a gold chain. Elocution.—Miss Dora Jones, Roseland, recently won the silver medal of the Lon- don Academy in elocution, that useful branch of education so generally neglected by young students. She was one of a large number of competitors. The Storm.—The sea during the storm on Friday evening was so high that it in- vaded the fields from Graig Ddu to Craig Pygam. Some fields are said to have been covered with ten feet of water. A cottage near the shore was inundated and a great deal of erosion has taken place along the coast. Siloh.—The united prayer meeting was, in its turn, held onoe more at Llanon on Friday evening. In spite of the severe storm, a large number were present. The
LAMPETER. Literary and Debating Society.—A meeting of the Literary and Debating Society was held on Thursday evening of last week when a debate took place on Whether members of Parliament should be paid?" Mr. T. H. Williams, Lloyd's Bank, opened the affirmative, and Mr. Arnold W. Davies, solicitor the negative The following also took part in the debate —Mr. E. Walter Davies, Miss ThomaS, Bryn Arthur, Mr. R. Croft, and Miss Ella Davies, for the affirmative. and Messrs. W. Lewis, C.M., Tom Roberts, Lloyd's Bank, and A. L. Roberts, Lloyd's Bank, for the negative. The affirmative won on a vote by nineteen to seven. Mr. R. J. Parry, Bryn-road, presided, and the debate was interesting. Soar Chapel.—A meeting cf the Chris- tian Endeavour Society was held on Friday evening when the Rev. Evan Evans pre- sided, and a paper was read by Mr. John Rees, Peterwell-terrace, on "Church membership. Alderman Timothy Richards, Mrs. Jones, RhoÓvyn; Mr. E. D. Rees, Station-terrace; and Mrs Morris, Station-terrace, als^ spoke. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, Friday, Decem- ber 16th.—Present: The Rev. J. X. Evans, presiding; Messrs. W. Inglis Jones, Derry Ormond; D. Robert Jones Llwvngroes"; Evan Davies, Bryngeler; John J'cne, Cwmynach T. M. Griffiths, Llanf air John T. Davies, Crugywheel; T. Williams, Gwarnant: Rees Llewelyn Evans, Llanybyther Dr. E. Jones, LI any. byther; B. T. Lewis, Talfedw; W. Edwards, Cwmcanol; Drs. Abel Evans and E. C. Thomas, medical officers; and J. Ernest Lloyd, clerk. Master's Report.—The Master reported that four persons had been admitted into the House during the fortnight. Old Age Pensions.—The Clerk read and explained the recent circular of the Local Government Board on the question of the right of persons in receipt of relief to claim old age pensions. RUR AL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—A. meet- ing of the Council was held after the Board, presided over by the Rev. J. N. Evans. Report.—The Inspector reported that in accordance with instructions at the previous meeting he had taken a sample of water from Talsarn village pump for analysis and had now submitted the result of analysis which was as follows:—"The results are not wholly satisfactory. They show the water to have suff or-ed contamina- tion by drainage or similar impurity. The greater part of the polluting matter has subsequently undergone spontaneous destruction by oxidation, but such a process cannot be relied upon to con- tinue. Such water may often be drunk with impunity, but from the character of the environment and the fact that the analysis indicates past contamination, I cannot recommend the water for drinking and general domestic purposes." The Inspector also reported that cases of diphtheria were notified at Onen Hall, Llanf air, Lon Alltvblaca, and Blaenwaun- ucha. The first-named resulted in death. All the infected cases were visited by him and disinfectants were supplied Notices had been sent to the owners to remedy defects which arose mainly from dampness. The Inspector was of opinion that no satis- factory reform could be expected until the Housing Acts, 1909, were put in operation, which Acts gave more powers to local authorities to deal with insanitary pro- perty than hitherto. Damage. The Surveyor was directed to repair a culvert on Llangybi Common damaged by recent heavy rains. b
STRATA FLORIDA. Seasonable Benevolence.—The family of Crosswood have not forgotten the i>oor people of Strata Florida and neighbour- hood this year and, as arranged by Mr Wilkinson, the estate agent, the distribu- tion took place on Monday at Pontrhyd- fendigaid. Lady Amherst and Lady Enid Vaughan motored up and reached the village shortly after ten with blankets and a considerable sum of money, which Lady Enid distributed among forty-seven widows and poor people. Three shillings and a blanket were given to each person. Lady Amherst also with her usual liber- ality and consideration for old and poor people distributed a large quantity of tea and sugar to many poor people. The re- cipients were deeply grateful to the donors for their generosity. The Revs Evan Jones, vicar, John Bowen, and T. R. Morgan were requested to attend and help as representatives of the churches. The worthy donors were heartily thanked for tlicir timely help.
GOGERDDAN FOX- HOUNDS. The Gogerddan Beagles met at Hafod- newydd on Wednesday, the 17th Decem- ber. Sir Edward and Lady Pryse mot- ored up as far as Bwlchygraig and were with the Beagles punctually on the spot at eleven o'clock. Among those present were Lord Lisburne, Lady Enid Vaughan, Countess Amherst, Captain Le Brun Powell, Brynygog; Mr Ernest Powell. Sunny Hill; and many others besides local sportsmen. Pussy was found in a few minutes in the bushes below the house. She crossed the river Glasffrwd and went up above Pantyfedwen for Penlan rocks and then ran straight for the mountain. Crossing Berthgoedmaen, she turned down to Cwmoiro Dingle facing the deep slope, leaving Hafodoidos on the right. She there showed signs of fatique and felt the heat. The hounds were not far off and going in grand order and with full and correct musical notes which guided the sportsmen in the right direc- tion. Before going far down the dingle, puss made a. left-handed turn for Panty- fedwen, running down fast to the river Glasffrwd, which she paddled over and entered the bushes where she was found. The Beagles arrived, started another hare which they pursued again over the river and crossed Pantyfedwen land for Moiro Dingle, but before reaching the steep rocks of Penlan, the hounds came across two fresh hares. A hound fol- lowed one of them to the mountain far above Hafodeudos and most probably killed her. _——————
MUSIC. Mr. J. CHAS. McLEAN, F.R.CO., Has resurred Lessons in Organ & Piano Pleyirg Sinking, and Theory of Music. PORTMADon. ABEF DOVEV. and NEW QUAY Visited during the Week. 3. Queen's Terrace, Aherysfcwyth. j339 MR CHARLES PANCHEM ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER, ST. MIOHASL'b PARISH CHURCH, ABERYSTWYTH, Hon. Local Examiner (Schclarsblpe), B A.M RECEIVE PUPILS "OR SINGING. ORGAN, PIANOFORTE, FLUT AND HARMONY, 20, New-etreet, Aberystwyth, Nexo term begins on Sept 19th, 1910. ARTHUR C. EDWARDS, Mus. Bao. Oxon., F.R.C.O., Organist and Choirmaster of Holy Trinity Church Sometime Deputy Organist of Llandaff Cathedral. G1VK9 LESSONS IN Organ, Pianoforte, Singing (ladle s or boye veiceB), Choir Training, and all branche., of Illuaie-al Theory Pupils prepared for Exam- inations, For terms, APPLY. Tan-y-graig Trinity.road. Aberystwyth. On Wednesdays at Machynlleth. j981 Miss M. E. CLOUGH-JONES, CRICCIETH. GIVE LESSONS IN ORGAN, PIANOFORTE, THEORY, and COUNTERPOINT. Recent successes with Pupils at the R.A.M. and K.a.M.;T.C,I.. and L.C.M, j also Gold Medal L.C.M. Terms on Proplieat;nn. V215 EDUCATION. ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. FOUNDED A.D. 1812. Headiraster R. A. POPE, M.A., formerly Classical Scholar of Sidney Sussex College, Cam- bridge and Assistant Master "at Shrewsbury School. 777 Address-I8, South Terrace.
LLANILAR. Debating Scciety.—On Friday, the weather being "boisterous, the attendance fell below the average. Nevertheless an interesting debate took place on the sub- ject Which is the more advantageous to trade—competition or co-operation?" The President leading on one side, the chair was taken by the Vice-President (Mr John Parry.) Mr. Edward Lloyd, statiMimaster, read an extensive and able paper favourable to competition and spoke on his subject under four heads—(1) Intro- duction (2). trade as chief means of development of- the wcrld: (3). freedom to compete essential to success in trade and (4), competition- as- a principle not neces- sarily opposed to co-operation. He was seconded by Miss Blodweh Morris, Shop, and supported by Messrs Daniel Richards and David Lloyd who further added to the arguments by stating that com- petition consisted of elements necessary to develop "the best" in every man, and that it also had a. tendency to help the weak. Mr. Jones followed, championing he cause of co-operation and made special c s reference to (1), industrial branches; (2). OJ-partnerships; and (3), agricultural co- operation. He was supported by Mr. Lewis (P.C.), and Mr. Jobfe Jones, but in spite of their efforts they failed to induce anyone to adopt their views. The Chair- man announced the voting to be nearly unanimous in favour of competition.
-I EDUCATION. MEITHRINFA, PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS NORTH ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. PRINCIPALS—THE MISSES TROTTER. Boarders received. Prospectus on applicat Half Teroi begins November 2nd. CAERLEON HOUSF ABERYSTWYTH. Collegiate School for Girls. RECOGNISED PRINCIPAL s: Miss RHODES AND MISS RICKS, B. A PUPILS PREPARED For London and Welfth Matriculation, Cam bridge Local, Associated Board of Roya Academy of Mnsic and Royal College of Music Trinity College and other examinations. Physical Training. Hockev, and Tennis VICTORIA SCHOOL, Boarding & Day School, VICTORIA (MARINE j TERRACE A.BFRYSTW YTVJ, PRINCIPAL MISS KATE B. LLOY = Pnpib prepared for the London mime Welsh Matriculations. Cambridge Looali and Associated Board of the Royal Academy .1 Mnslo "nn Royal College of Music, etc. ST. PADARN'S CONVENT ABERYSTWYTH. Boarding & Day School, Conducted by lee Religieuses du St. Esprit. Bead-Mistress .■ Sosur Marie-Henri, B-A Separate Kindergarten. n40& BARMOUTH COUNTY SCHOOL, BARMOUTH, Headmaster EDM UN D D. JONES, MA STAFF:— JOHN LLOYD, B.A. J, GELLY, B.Sc. J. T..1 ONES. BiSc Miss L. M. M. ADAM, 1 A. (Senior Mistress). Miss W. GITTINS, B.A. Visiting Teachers in Drawing and Painting, Cookery aud Muhic, Prospectus, &c on application to R. LLEWELYN OWEN, Clerk. TIV v TO TOWYN CO MTY MOHOOi rpHE School Buildings are large an! JL commodious, are admirably suited fe heit purpose, and Include Headmaster' Honse, bnflt speolallyfor th" accommoaatfov of Boarders tbt ordinary Class Rooms, Mush Room, exoellentl) equipped Ohemioal anf r dyaical Laboratories Science Lecture Room ^orknhop, Kitchen, 9-nd laundry. Pupils are prepared :for the Universities, Profession, and Commercial Life. SUCCESSES DURING 1907. London Inter B.Sc., 4 London Matriculation 7 Matriculation of City and Guild's Institute 1 Educat.ional Institute of Ucotland, 1 Hon ours Certificate Central Welsh Board, 5; Senio! Certiflcaie Central Welsh Board, 8 Junio, Certificate Central Welsh Board, 19 Board o. Education, second and third stages, 48; Womeu Clerka (Civil Ser, ice), 1; Msie Certificates, 16 SCHOLARSHIPS, &o. David Davies' Scholarship of f40 per unnnn A<j«ijStwyth College Entrance Scholarship of jE20 per annum at Aberystwyth College Stud entship of the value of £ 100 per annum at Royal College of Soei ce, London Rendei Scholarship of 1:20 per annum County Exhibition of £ 9 per annum. During the last nine yetre Scholarships, etc. of the valne of £ 2,570 have been gained bj pupils direct from the School. Tuition Feoe, £ 6 per annutt., For Prospectus, Poirdiug Fess, &o, apply < Headmaster, or bo E. J. EVANS, Towy Jerk be the Gevsmort DOr.GF.LLEY. The County School, Dolgelley, NOHTH WALES The Dolgelley Gra.mmar School, Endowed A.D 1665) Boarding and Day School for Boys only Recent distinctioas include the following :— UNIVERSIIY- First Class Theology Finals, Oxford. First Cass Clafsical Finals, Oxford. First Class Classical Finals, Wales. Second Class Classical Fina's, Oxford. Second Cj-" Classical FiDals, Wales Professorship of Agriculture. Professorship of Philosophy, CIVIL SERVJCE- Inspectorship of Factories. Assistant Kxaminership in H,M> Patent Office. Assistantship of Excise. SCHOOL DISTINCTIONS- Assistant Surveyonhip of Taxes (Civil Service). Clerkships in Civil Service, Post Office, Banks, Ac. Inter. B Sc (Lond.) in Engineering and Science. Schohrships and Exhibitions at Glasgow, Bangor Aberystwyth, ltc. Matriculation! Wales, London,Edinburgh, Victoria Preliminary Medical Examinations. Next term op-enx Sept. 20. Particitlars of Boarding Fees, &-c.,freefrotn the HEADMASTER. k745 RUTHIN SCHOOL. Next Term begins Sept. 8th. THE BOARDING HOUSE IS FULL FOR THIS TERM. Applications received for nex' Christmas and Easter Term. HEADMASTER J. J. LLOYD WILLIAMS, M-A Late Headmaster of Oswestry School, CORRIS RAILWAY. RIWBST COACH TOUR XXST "WAX-EA Charming River, Lake and Mountain Scenery. Miniature Gauge from Machynlleth Station for Corris, Cader [dris. Talyllyn Lake, &c Cheap Through Day Return Tickets from Aberystwyth, Barmouth, '\nd other Cambrian Stations to Corris, Aberllefenni, and Talyllyn Lake. Vinitore.to Wales _L w. & CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY PARTIES. Special Excursion Facilities are offered to the above parties (minimum 10 Passengers), and the Secretaries are invited to com- municate with the Traffic Manager for full particulars. EISTEDDFOD MEIRION at DOLGELLEY MONDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 1911, MORNING MEETING AT 10-30 A.M. AFTERNOON MEETING AT 2 P.M GRAND EVENING CONCERT AT 7 P.M. EXCURSION TJCKETS will be issued to DOLGELLEY from Aberystwyth and all Coast Stations on this date. GRAND EISTEDDFOD AT THE COLISEUM, ABERYSTWYTH, Boxing Day, December 26th, 1910. On the above date, Excursion Tickets will be issued to ABERYSTWYTH from Machynlleth, Glandyfi, Bow Street, and Intermediate Statinos. Passengers can return same day at 4-30 or J 0-20 p.m. EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY from DECEMBER, 1910, to APRIL, 1911 INCLUSIVE. CHEAP EXCURSION TICKETS Available for ONE or TWO DAYS will be issued to t Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, and the North Wales Coast, VIA AFON WEN, From ABERYSTWYTH BY 8-0 am: TRAIN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS PANTOMIMES. Prince's Theatre, Manchester The Girl in the Train" I heatre Royal, Manchester II Jack and the Beanstalk" Gaiety Theatre, Manchester (Afternoon at 2-0) Katawarnpus >« » (Evening at 7-30) The School for Scandal Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool The Forty Thieves Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool "Jøck and Jill JJ FOOTBALL MATCHES. Manchester United v Woolwich Arsenal December 26th Bradford City January 2nd Liverpool v Sunderland December 26th Everton v Liverpool December 27th Newcastle United January 2nd On Monday, Dec. 26th, Tuesday, Dec. 27th, 1910 and Monday, Jan. 2nd, 1911, DAY AND PERIOD TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER From ABERYSTWYTH, BOW STREET, BORTH. GLANDYFI, and MACHYNLLETH. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS. PANTOMIMES and other Entertainments in Birmingham. Theatre Royal Alladdin Prince of Wales Theatre. Jack Horner" Alexandra Theatre Dick Whittiugton ■' Empire Palace of Varieties Special Holiday Attractions Hippodrome Special Holiday Attractions Grand Theatre of Varieties Special Holiday Attractiow II FOOTBALL MATCHES. Aston Villa v Bury December 26th Birmingham v West Bromwich Albion December 27th On Monday, Dec. 26th, Tuesday, Dec. 27th, 1910, and Monday, Jan. 2nd, 1911, DAY AND PERIOD TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO BIRMINGHAM From ABERYSTWYTH, BOW STREET' BORTH, GLANDYFI, and MACHYNLLETH. CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS, 1910-1911 In connection with the above, EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued from most Cambrian Stations, as under To DATE PERIOD SOUTH WALES DEC. 24th, For 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 days SCOTLAND DEC. 23rd & 30th, For 4, 5, or 17 days LANCASHIRE DEC. 23rd, Week-End YORKSHIRE V DEC. 24th- For 3' 4. 5> 8> or 15 days „ ( DEC. 30th & 31st, Week-End MIDLANDS, &c J DFC. 24th, For 3, 4, 5, or 8 days T ONDON > DEC. 26th. For 2, 3, or 6 days LUJNLJUJN j DEC. 31st, For 3, 4, or 5 days Extension of Weelc-End Tickets. All Week End Tickets issued on Friday and Saturday, Dec* 23rd and 24th, will be available for return the following Sunday (Train Service permitting), Monday, Tuesday, or WEDNESDAY. Saturday to Monday Tickets to London, issued on Dec. 24th will be available for return on the following Sunday, Monday, or TUESDAY. Tourist Tickets Are isaued from the Principal Cambrian Stations to All Health Resorts On the Cambrian Railways, also to Watejlng-Plaoee in England, North Waie*. English Lake District, North East Coast, etc., etc., etc. WEEK END TICKETS ARE ISSUED FROM ABERYSTWYTH on FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, &c., Also to EDINBURGH and GLASGOW, Available to return cn the following Sunday (where train service permits), Monday or Tuesday. Week End Tickets are also issued to various Cambrian Inland Stations. Fnlfcp&rtionlan of the above Excursions oan be RfIa"