Useful Christmas Presents Exquisite Black Silk Shawl 7/6 Handsome Work Basket, Lined Satin 6/6 Ladies' Umbrella, Silver-mounted 12/6 Dainty Maltese Handkerchief 2/6 1 Dozen Gent's Mercerised -Fancy Border Handkerchiefs • • • • • 2/9 ABOVE POST PAID. R. McLEAN, General Draper, PORTMADOC.
PORTMADOC. I Flood.—The heavy rain last week caused the Glaslyn to overflow its banks, and on .Saturday fields skirting the river and fields far beyond the river banks were inundated for a length of two or three miles. The river course on the Traeth was completely obliterated, the Traeth being converted into a huge lake. Hopes are ente tamwl than the big volume of water—the b1gge;->t iexperienced for two or three years—ill have the effect of considerably lmprovm the harbour channel. The cellars of .several houses in Portmadoc, situated on a low level, were flooded during Inaay 111 Fersonal.—The Rev. Tegid Da vies curate-in-charge of Trega-rth, danger, who has been preferred to tne. living ot kiann- hangel-y-Pennant, is to be presented with a testimonial by the parishioners of Tre- garth. After Many Years.—The Urban District Council have decided to light the town clock with gas once more, the order coming into force on Saturday night. Bright Prospects.—Thei annual eistedd- fod of Tabernacle C.M. Church, to be held at Portmadoc Town Hall on Monday and Tuesday after Christmas, promises to be remarkably successful. Obituary,—The death took place sud- denly on Thursday of one of the most respected inhabitants of Tremadoc in the person of Mrs. Lloyd, draper, wife of the late Mr. Francis Lloyd. The deceased lady was seventy-six years of age. County Council and the Education Committee.—At Carnarvonshire County Council, on Thursday, a spirited discus- sion took place on a proposal made by Mr. J. R. Hughes that the powers delegated to the Education Committee be withdrawn and that in future all minutes of the Com- mittee be submitted to the County Council for confirmation. He hoped that all those members who cried" Down with the veto of the House of Lords" would prove their sincerity by voting for the resolution. (Cries of "Oh," and laughter.) Of course he could only expect that from some of them. He characterised the Education Committee as the most unrepresentative committee belonging to the Council. Only half the members were drawn from the County Council. Consequently he main- tained that a large proportion of the Council was disfranchised in the matter of education. Among the members were also nine aldermen who, although they might have done service to the county for which they were all grateful, were not directly responsible to anyone. Mr. Charles E. Breese seconded the proposition. He wished to bring it home to every member who prided himself upon the principle of democratic government and upon no other exigency to stick to the principle through thick and thin, and do nothing for the sake of merely securing a cheap victory for one side or the other. He felt strongly upon this matter, and there was throughout the country a feeling that, owing to the -present position of the Education Com- mittee, power had to be autocratic which might have been used to better advantage. The fact that a man was a 'Radical or a Tory in politics was no reason why he should be debarred from expressing his opinion upon matters appertaining to the administration of the county. (Hear, hear.)—Mr. William George strongly opposed and appealed to the County Coun- cil to leave the Education Committee alone to continue the work for the present, especially having regard to the impending re-organisation of education in the county. The County Council-had within the past few months thoroughly discussed that -question of education control and come to a decision upon it, and it was hardly democratic to bring the same question in practically the same form up again.— Alderman J. R. Prichard and Alderman R. Roberts objected to the references to .aldermen. Alderman iR;. Roberts thought that Mr. J. R. Hughes ought first to reform the aldermanic system before he attacked those who, not from their own -choice, had been made aldermen of that Council. If Wales had a voice in the matter, he felt sure that there would be no aldermen. (Hear, hear.) But as long as aldermen were recognised, they ought to be permitted to render all the service they could to their fellow-countrymen. (Cheers.)—Mr. Hugh Pritchard, Pwllheli, moved that in view of the proposed re- organisation in the county the proposal of Mr J. R. Hughes be deferred.—Mr. W. George demurred,-—Mr. H. Pritchard: If you meant what you said, then what is the objection ?—Mr. W. George urged that it was not a question of adjourning. It was a qutstion of the resolution one way or another. The Educatiin Committee could not carry on their work with a sword hanging over their heads.—Mr H. Pritchard: Then if you were only expres"- ing a pious opinion I would rather my lot fell with MrT J. Hughes.—Mr. W. George: I stated what is a fact, and what the Council will have to take into consid- eration.—The motion wa"5 then voted upon. when fifteen declared in its favour and twenty-six against..—-The amendment found no seconder.—Mr. J. R. Hughes: How many members of the Education Com- mittee voted against the motion ? (Laugh- ter.) Home Rule for Walos.Carnarvonshrie County Council, on Thursday, passed a resolution "That the time has now arrived that Wales should be given power to arrange her own local affairs, an equit- able provision being made from imperial sources for this purpose". The resolution was passed almost without comment.
TREMADOC SCHOOL REVOLT. COUNSEL'S OPINION AGAINST THE PARENTS. The Tremadoc School revolt has come to an end. The "revolt" started on Septem- ber 5th, but taking the summer holidays into account, the twenty-four children in- volved have not been to school since July 22nd, a period of nearly five months. Altogether there were twenty-nine child- ren concerned, but five of the children had complied with the order of the County Education Committee calling upon all the children of standards five, six, ajid seven at Tremadoc School to attend Fortmadoc Higher Standard School. Of the remain- ing twenty-four children, however, five or six are over school age, so that the order was inoperative in their case. The revolt has come to an end as the result of the receipt of counsel's opinion declaring that the County Education Com- mittee had legal right to enforce the order. The Revolt Committee met on Friday night, Mr. Richard Morris Richards pre- siding, when Mr. John Humphreys, the Committee's solicitor, attended and ex- plained in detail the lengthy report received from the barrister consulted. In the result, after a long discussion, the Committee resolved to give way and to recommend the parents of the children on "'strike" to send their children to Port- madoc School immediately and to point out that if any parent continued to resist the order of the Education Committee he or she wsuld do so entirely on his or her responsibility. It is not belitved that "will be any further resistance on the parents' part. The Revolt Committee have a consider- able sum of money in hand, and it is pro- posed utilising it ti provide boots and clothing for necessitous children. Two of the children who had beerXspm school since the "revolt" started pre- sented themselves at Portmadoc Higher Standard School on Monday morning, and it is expected that most if not all of the remaining twegty-two children will pre- sent themselves after the Christmas holi- days. Some of the parents feel some- what indignant over the action of the Revolt Committee in giving way, declar- ing that they should have held on until the matter had been carried on to the local magistrates' court. The Revolt Committee, however, felt that would be tVTong to countenance any* further defi- ance in face of the emphatic tone of counsel's ppiaio».
———————————— PWLLHELI. Madryn Castle Scheme.—Carnarvon- shire County Council, on Thursday, con- sidered the proposal for converting Madryn Castle and some portion of the estate for use as an agricultural school. The Small Holdings Committee purchased the whole estate and now proposed to sell the mansion and part of the land to thel Education, Committee for £5,000. It has been ascertained, however, that the Hold- ings Committee have no. power to sell to another committee, although they may lease the castle and some land at, say, £200 per year. The matter is to be further considered by the committees concerned. GalL-The last monthly medal competi- tion was won by Mr. Cradoc Davies. DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. The annual meeting was held at the Town Hall, Pwllheli. on Friday night, Dr R. Jones Evans presiding. The nurses' report for the year ended November 9th showed that they had attended 167 cases and paid 3,312 visits. The town cases numbered 105. Other cases were in Abererch, Llanbedrog, Llannor, iRhosfawr, Llangybi, Pencae- newydd, and Efailnewydd. There were also three caravan cases. Thirty cases were maternity cases, and the nurses were on night duty on ten occasions. Nine visits of inspection were made to day schools by the nurses, accompanied by Dr. Lloyd Owen, medical inspector of schools. Mr. T. J. Houghton Da vies, the hon. seo., presented the balance sheet for the year, showing in receipts £123 in sub- scriptions JB7 in church collections; £6 14s. 6d. paid in recognition of nurses' ser- vices J67 from Pwlhheli Board of Guard- ians £4 18s. in maternity fees; £5 from the county fund; and J39 10s. from the Education Committee in respect of school inspections. The payments totalled £195, the adverse balance increasing during the year from £7 10s. to J359 10s.. The balance sheet having been adupted, Mr George Yales gave notice to rescind a resolution passed at the previous meeting as to the employment of two nurses, and that he would propose the employment of one Queen's nurse and one village nurse to the future in the place of two Queen's nurses. Mrs. Lloyd Evans, Broom Hall, was unanimously re-elected president of the Association for the ensuing year. Mrs. Llovd Evans takes a deep interest in the welfare of the Association and subscribes £50 a year to the funds. A letter was read from Mr. Owen Owen, London City and Midland Bank, resigning the treasurership of the Associ- ation. Consideration of the letter was deferred, arid Mr. George Yale and Dr. Jones Evans were deputed to see Mr. Owen. The Hon. Sec. (Mr. Houghton Davies), expressed a wish to be relieved of the secretarial duties, but he was asked not to press his wish for the present, and he agreed not to do so.
AFPOINTMENT OF NEW CANON OF BANGOR CATHEDRAL. The Rev. R. T. Jones, vicar of Glanog- wen. Bethesda, has been appointed canon residentiary of Bangor Cathedral, in succession to the late Canon E. Hughes. The Rev. Canon Jones is a native of Lampeter, Cardiganshire, and was edu- cated at the 01d Grammar School and at St. David's College, at which latter place he took his B.A. degree in 1880. His first and only curacy was that of Pwllheli, which he relinquished on his appointment as vicar of Nevin in 1888. Again, in 1898, he was offered and accepted the living of Glanogwen. Bethesda. In 1909. he was further appointed rural dean of Arllechwedd, and he also holds the secre- taryship of the Church Defence and Church Instruction Society for the Diocese of Bangor. He is a brother-in-law to the Rev, D, P, Thomas, vicar of Corris.
DOLGELLEY. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, Saturday, De- cember 17th.—Present:. Messrs" Mor- gan Williams, Arthog, chairman; John Evans, Barmouth, vice-chairman; Mrs Tugh, Helygog; Miss L. M. Charles, Messrs James Lewis, R. C. Evans, Dol- gelley; Mrs M. Morgan, Messrs D. E'. Davies, tiarmouth; John Edwards, W. Ellis, Brithdir; Griffith Powell, Llan- ddwywe-is; David Owen, Llanegryn; David Jones, Wm. Owen, Wm Hughes, lalyllyn David Evans. Mallwyd Evan Pugh, Griffith Price, Llanfachreth; G. J. Griffith, LIMlaber; John Jones, Llanelltyd; R. Guthrie Jones, clerk; H. R. Evans, assistant clerk; D. R. Davies,. master; and the relieving officers. Condolence.—On the Chairman's pro- position, seconded by the vice-Chairman, a vote of condolence was passed with Mr John Edwards on his mother's death. Quarrel Among Women.—At the pre- vious meeting, a letter was read com- plaining of the behaviour of a non- resident pauper living at C'wmlline, Cem- mes. A complaint was also made that the pauper kept two daughters at home. The ■ matter was referred to Machynlleth Guardians and their Relieving Officer (Mr Ivor Jones) reported there was only one daughter at home. She was going to be married and had previously been in service. The other daughter had gone out to service.—Mr Isaac Jones (relieving officer) made a similar report and said in his opinion it was no more than a quarrel tanfxng nlMgli bb u'rs. —The matter was dropped. A Starving Family.—With reference to a claim made against a iman living in Corns in respect of a doctor's fee and his wife's maintenance in the Workhouse during confinement, he wrote that he could not pay. He was not earning enough to keep body and soul together, owing to slackness of work and low wages. lie hoped better days would come,—Mr Wm. Owen said the Medical Officer and Sanitary Inspector were so much impressed by the insanitary condi- tion of the house and the signs of starva- tion that they generously supplied the family with food. The man was working, but did not earn much. He was able- bodied and would do well in South Wales.—As there was no application for relief, no action was taken. Subscription.—The Local Government Board wrote consenting to the proposal of the Guardians to subscribe £2 2s. to the funds of the North Wales Society for aiding friendless girls. Treat.—The application of Mrs Scott, Penmaenucha, for permission to give a Christmas tree at the Workhouse was granted with gratitude.—It was agreed to allow extra relief to paupers durino- Christmas week. «o An Eloquent Plea.—Mr Lewis Jones Drwsynant Gate, Rhydymain, in a Welsh letter, made an eloquent plea that the order made against him for his mother's maintenance should be withdawn. Ho related the difficulties and trouble winch he had experienced in consequence of the long illness of his father and mother. He had been left in an empty house, with his pocket almost equally empty. Hav- ing lifted the veil on the past, he pointed out that it was not lack of will, but lack of means which prevented him contri- buting toward his mother's maintenance- He had supported his parents when he could, and it was incredible that amy lady or gentleman would wish to send him to prison, which meant losing his employment, breaking up his home, and sending his wife and child to beg their food from door to door. As he had no means of coining money, he could only look for help in the way oif a draw, but that was a gentlemanly way of begging. Hav- ing asked to be left Ûf, peace, he wished the Guardians the compliments of the season and a Liberal Government. (Laughter.)—Mr John Edwards referred to the letter as an essay. While not in favour of releasing sons from their re- sponsibility toward parents, he consid- ered it was impossible for the man to pay. The statements in tine letter were accurate. He proposed that the order should be withdrawn, if possible.—It was stated that the order amounted to six- pence a week as made by the justices and that the man earned 17s. 6d. a week.— As the proposition to withdraw the order was not seconded, Mrs Morgan proposed that the Guardians should adhere to their previous resolution. If the man's wages were low, he should seek work where he could earn better pay and his present work could be done by an older man. He had an easy job and the hours were not long. Sixpence a week was not much to keep his mother. The man was evi- dently determined to beat the Guard- ians.—Mr Evan Pugh seconded the pro- position and said the man probably spent sixpence a week to a less deserving purpose.—Mrs Morgan said many widows had to keep four or five children on 10s. or 14s. a week.—The Relieving Officer explained that Jones was in regular em- ployment.—The proposition was agreed to. Paupers and Pensioners.—A circular was read from the Local Government I Board giving instructions with regard to the removal of the pauper disqualification for old age pensions.—It was stated that two women inmates of the Workhouse desired to leave in order to become pen- sioners.—Mr R C Evans was informed by the Clerk that the Guardians could not compel the inmates to remain.—It was agreed on the proposition of Mr D. Ei. Davies, seconded by Mr D. Owen, that the Relieving Officers should assist, aged paupers in finding homes and proper comfort on leaving the Workhouse. One of the inmates desiring a pension was said to be ninety years of age. Entertainments.—A vote of thanks was passed to Mr R. C. Evans who had given a lantern lecture, members of Bethel Chapel who had provided a concert, and Captain Kichards who had permitted holly for decorations to be gathered on his land. Future of Boys.—Om behalf of the Boarding Out Committee, Mrs Morgan recommended that two boy inmates should be sent to training ships where thev could learn a trade. It would be good for the children if they had a chance to commence life in new environ- ments. i>ir D. Owen said the boys had been prisoners long enough in the Work- house. lhey should be allowed a little liberty, instead of being kept like prison- ers on board training ships. The boys could learn a trade in the country.—Mrs Morgan denied that the boys would be prisoners. They would have a better, chance to get on in life than if they were kept back.—Mr J. Lewis was in fav- our of allowing one of the boys to go to a farm.—In the absence of Mr Foulkes Jones, who had made inquiries, the mat- ter was deferred. Kind Neighbours.—The Relieving O'fTicer (Mr Isaac Jones) reported that the inhabitants of Ccrris had held benefit concerts in aid of two paupers and their action was approved. Deaths.—Replying to Mr R. C. Evans,' the Clerk said the Guardians had made no provision as in the case of Workhouse inmates, and it was doubtful whether! they could do so, for the removal of patients dying in the Asylum; but noti- fication of death was sent to relatives who could make arrangements for burial as tnev might desire. Drink and Chapel.—An applicant for relief informed the vice-ChairiAan that she did not allow beer to be taken to her house on Saturday nights.—Mr. James Lewis: Are you a teetotaller?— The Applicant: Of course, 1 am. I be- long to Caersalem Chapel where the vice- Chairman is a deacon. (Laughter.) No self-respecting woman would think of going to chapel, if she frequented public houses.—It was stated that the appli- cant's husband was in the Workhouse; but their marriage was not valid.—Mrs. Morgan suggested that the Relieving O'ffioer (Mr Parry) should marry them and that they should be allowed to live together.—This was agreed to. Financial.—Mr R. C. Evans presented the financial statement which was ad- opted. Payments were made amounting to £ 1,355.—Mr T. Rowland Hughes, Liv- erpool, wrote resigning his position as union treasurer and suggesting that Mr J. Haydn Morris, of the L. C. and M. Bank, Dolgelley, should be appointed his sucessor.—Mr D E Davies proposed that the resignation should be adopted and Mr Morris appointed treasurer; but Mr James Lewis proposed that Mr Pughe, of the NatIOnal Povincial Bank, should be appointed. He was in favour of a change.— The matter was deferred for a month, applications to be invited for the post. Nursing.—Only two applications hav- ing been received for the post of nurse at the Workhouse, the matter was de- ferred. ferred. RURAL COUNCIL, Mr David Jones, Llwydiarth, presiding, with Messrs W. T. Lloyd, clerk; W. Williams, sur- veyor John Edwards, sanitary in- spector; and Dr Hugh Jones, medical officer Complaints Against Roadmen.—Mr D. Owen complained that roadmen in his parish did not work full time. The roads were not in a satisfactory condition, and it was time to have improvement.—Mr Girffith Powell thought the men should be changed if they did not devote full time to the work.—The Surveyor ex- plained that the working time in winter was from eight to five o'clock..He had repeatedly told the roadmen that they must work full time. Sometimes, how- ever. there was a little personal feeling. —Mr D. Owen Not on my part.—Mr G. Price said Mr Owen had acted properly in bringing the matter forward; but the Council should give their workmen some consideration. Unsatisfactory.—Mr R. Roberts, Rhyd- ygarnedd, wrote calling ittention to the unsatisfactory state of a piece of road; but the Surveyor said the road only led to one house in the union. The other house was in Towyn parish. He had seen Mr Roberts constantly and re- ceived no complaint.—Mr D. Owen said there was a great deal of traffic.—The letter was referred to the Surveyor. Parish Council Opposed.—Llanelltyd Parish Council wrote suggesting that a gate on Cwmynach road should be re- moved and asking that the footpath should be repaired. A letter was also read from a meeting of ratepayers at Llanelltyd stating that it was unani- mously decided that the gate should not be removed. Memorials signed by a large number of ratepayers were read nrotesting against the request of the Parish Council.—Mr John Edwards said there were numerous gates which acted as farm boundaries.—Replying to ques- tions, the Clerk gave information restpect- ing obstructions on public paths.—Mr D. Owen asked whether it was necessary to close gates on roads ?—Mr Griffith Price said timber hauliers had defied him when he requested them to close gates. They said they were not obliged to do so on public highways.—.Mr John Ed- wards: If it is not legal, it is only prac- tical justice to close the gates after OjPenino; them.—No acitikm was taken with regard to the Parish Council's letter. Financial.—Mr Morgan Williams pre- sented the monthly statement which showed that the balance in hand was £148 and payments were made amounting to £101. Parishes were in arrears to the extent of £ 115.—The question of the treasurership was deferred until the end of the financial year. Sanitary. — The Medical Officer re- ported having visited Abergynolwyn and Llanegryn where cases of scarlet fever had been notified. A case of alleged overcrowding was reported at Abergyn- olwyn, but the evil would be abated if the' house was confined to one family. Several dwellings at Corris were in- spected.—The Sanitary Inspector stated that several houses, including a group of cottages in Llanegryn village, were un- dergoing repairs. Attention was called to the" defective condition of several houses. Flans of a new house proposed to be built on the Fairbourne estate and an additron to a farmhouse in Celynin parish were recommended for approval. —The reports were adopted. Isolation Hospital.—A letter was read from the Local Government Boaid urging the 'Council to re-consider the question of providing an isolation ITospital and .suggesting the desirability of combining with other local authorities.—The Med- ical Officer again appealed to the Council to re-consider the matter carefully in its various aspects. They should not be frightened by any bogey as to expense. It was not intended to have an exten- sive building.—Mr David Owen and Mr W Owen said they were in favour of a scheme outlined by Dr Jones.—As the County iViedicaT Officer is expected to attend the next meeting, the matter was deferred.
DOVEY FISHERY BOARD. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the Dovey, Maw- ddach, and Glaslyn Fishery Board of Conservators was held on Thursday, De- cember 16th, at Barmouth, when there were present Colonel Norton, Dolcors- lwyn, chairman, presiding; Alderman John Evans, Barmouth, vice-chairman; Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, Messrs T. Martin Williams, Barmouth; Henry Lewis, Machynlleth; Edward Rowland, IPennal; John Davies, Dyffryn; R. C. Anwyl, ijligwy; Colonel G. F. Scott, Penmaen; Captain H. M. Richards, Caerynwch; Dr John Jones and William Hughes, Dolgelley;. Dr Robert Roberts and R. O. Jonas, BlaenaxP Ffesti/niog: TudoT Owen, Trawsfynydd; J. R. Owen and Llew Davies, Fortmadoc; G. Parry Jones, Yenrhyndeudraeth: W. Vaughan Thomas and Wm. Jones. Abordovey- R. Prys Owen, Aelybryn; T. W. Bonsall, Morben; and R. D. Richards, clerk. Let- ters regretting their enforced absence were received from Messrs Charles E. Breese, Portmadoc, Owen Jones, Pen- larth, and Professor H. J. Fleure, Aber- ystwyth College. Netting the Dovey. An Amicable Settlement. The meeting was specially convened to consider the report of a. special committee appointed to try to come to an amicable arrangement with the net fishermen in the matter of netting the Dovey, and the Committee now reported that a sat- isfactory .settlement had been come to. n^t fishermen had agreed to a byelaw prolnlutmg netting from a point above the Domen Las draw, this agreement be- ing come to on the understanding that no netting took place above this area by other than professional net fishermen, and that if such netting took place that the Board should take steps to have the byelaw revoked. The Chairman said as the Board were aware the proposed new byelaws had all been approved by the Board excepting that relating the netting of the Dovey. a special committee having been appointed to meet the net fishermen who opposed the suggested byelaw with a view to an amicable agreement. He and Captain H. M. Richards and other members duly met the fishermen, but unfortunately were uname to come to an understanding. When the meeting was coming to an end, however, the fishermen expressed a wish to have a second meeting. He (the Chairman) was unable to be present at the second meeting. Lord Herbert Vane- Tempest and Mr T. W. Bonsall very kindly attended the second meeting and he was glad to say an amicable arrange- ment was come to. (Hear, hear.) He now called on Lord Herbert to give the details of the second meeting. Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest said it was with very great pleasure he attended the second conference along with Mr. Bonsall as the representatives of the Dovey Club and with Mr D. R. Griffith as representing Colonel Norton. Mr W. Vaughan Thomas Captain Walters, and Mr Rees, Aberdovey, were also present at the meeting, which was held in Glan- dovey Junction. After a most friendly and amicable discussion, the conference unanimously agreed upon the points of demarcation, the terms of the agreement being as follows:—"The use of nets to be prohibited in so much of the river Dovey as lies between a point taken from the south bank of the river Mnion at the confluence with the nver Dovey in a line drawn across the river to a point on the Merionethshire side in a line with the farm house called Morben-isa and the Cambrian Railway. T ^J1 Vaughan Thomas confirmed .Lord Herbert's report and said he Mas very glad an understanding had been come to. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman said. it would be satis- factory to both parties if the proposed new byelaw could come into operation with the other new byelaws at the beginning or the net fishing sea son and he suggested that the suggested terms of the new byelaw should be sent forthwith to the Board of fisheries with a view to having everything strictly in order forthwith and avoid delay. Experience had shown that unless byelaws were drawn out in the way the Board of Fisheries wished them to be drawn out, the red tapeism, which existed in London, might lead to much delay. It was then unanimously resolved toj adopt the Committee's report and to send the terms of the suggested byelaw to the Board of Fisheries forthwith for approval. Dr John Jones thought the best thanks or the Board were due to the gentlemen who had been successful in arriving at a satisfactory solution of a difficult prob- ivi rr -movecl a y°te of thanks. Mi I. Martin Williams seconded the proposition, remarking that what looked like being a source of great trouble had been most happily removed. Ihe proposition was passed unani- mously. Mr W. Vaughan Thomas said the Aber- dovey net fishermen would like the Board to understand clearly that they were not giving up their rights to the brarreg. At the same time they were as anxious as the Dovey Club were to improve the fishing of the river Dovey— (hear, hear) -and had shown this by agreeing that if the Dovey Club paid any compensation to them, they would hand it °Xf}' to the Chib to re-stock the river with fish. (Hear, hear.) The net fislier- men had also asked him to propose the following additional clause to the bye- laws :— That the part of the river Dovey above Domen Las should be closed against net fishing for the term of eight years, namely, until April 30th, 1919, and that at the expiration of the eight years the question be further considered." The Chairman said Mr Fryer, the in- spector of the Board of Fisheries, had c early pointed out that it was impossible to frame a byelaw which would only be operative for a certain number of years. It was understood, however, that if at the end of eight years no benefit was de- rived from the new byelaw, the matter was to be brought forward with a view to having the byelaw rescinded: and he had no doubt that members of the Board who would be members eignt years hence would confirm this understanding. Replying to Mr W. V. Thomas, Lord Herbert vane-Tempest and the Chairman said they were the only persons who could sanction netting in the upper waters and they readily agreed to give a guarantee that there should be no net- •1? *1* ^le waters in accordance with the agreement come to with the net fishermen. Mr Edward Rowland agreed with the Chairman that Mr W. Vaughan Thomas's proposition could not be embodied in a byelaw, but he thought it would be well to have an undertaking in writing on behalf of the Dovey Club that there would be no netting in the waters of the Dovey above the point agreed to for a period of eight years. He proposed that u miltual understanding arrived at should lie embodied in an agreement. The Chairman saw no objection to a signed undertaking. Mr W. Vaughan Thomas then seconded Mr E. Rowland's proposition which was unanimously agreed to, the undertaking to be submitted to the next Board meet- ing when the new byelaw comes up for confirmation. Mr Anwyl suggested the addition of the words" Provided that the lease is continued" in the undertaking, and the suggestion was adopted. Mr W. Vaughan Thomas said he should like to have a copy of the written undertaking sent to the fishermen before the next Board meeting. The Chairman—I hope you do not in- tend to raise any further objection? Mr 1 nomas replied "No." All he wished was to have everything in order when the byelaw came up for confirma- tion at the next Board meeting. Mr E. Rowland said what Mr Thomas wanted was to have everything settled before the next Board meeting. The Cnairman—I take it you don't think there will be any trouble in passing i ? Mr luomas—Not at all. The matter is settled. With a view to getting the new bye- laws in operation at the earliest possible moment, it was passed to convene a fur- ther special meeting if necessary. Alleged Poaching. Bailiff W J. Humphreys reported that on Saturday afternoon, November 26th, he came across a man with a lad, aged about fourteen, attempting to spear salmon in a brook in the Llanfrothen dis- trict. He saw the lad prodding under the banks and the man ready with his spear in his hands. As there was an open space between them. he (the bailiff) could not get them without being seen. Immediately he started crossing the > field, they saw him and ran off as fast as they could over some rising ground and hid the spear. He came up with them and got their names and addresess, but failed to trace the spear. When he (the bailiff) was fishing in October last with rod and line the same man passed him. He and the man were strangers. The man asked him if that was the way he always caught fish and he (the bailiff) replied ies," whereupon the man said he caught them "with a light and a spear." When on November 26th he told him he would report him, the man asked to be let off "as he had never been by the river before." He (the bailiff) reminded him of the conversation in October, where- upon he said "Isn't it easy to put one's foot in it." (Much laughter.) He (the bailiff) had no witnesses; the man and the boy had not caught anything and the spear could not be found. He sent the report, however, leaving it to the Con- servators to do as they pleased with the case which was plainly a case of poach- ing. Numerous complaints had been re- ceived from the Llanfrothen district of spearing tor salmon. Asked whether there was any chance of a conviction on the evidence, the Clerk remarked: "It depends upon the magistrates." (Laugjhter.) Dr John Jones said there was a risk of not having a conviction, in which case it would be better not to prosecute. Mr Anwyl proposed and Mr Bonsall seconded that proceedings be taken. Dr John Jones proposed that proceed- ings be not taken and Dr Robert Roberts seconded. Mr Anwyl—That is no amendment. It is a direct negative. The Chairman ruled at it was an amendment. x Mr Anwyl entered a protest against the Chairman's ruling. He repeated it was no amendment. He added that the Board should show their confidence in the magistrates. (Laughter.) Dr Jones and Dr Roberts said they felt there was no chance on the evidence to secure a conviction. If there was a chance they would be the first to recom- mend proceedings. By thirteen votes to three, it was agreed not to prosecute. The Clerkship. Mr R D. Richards, the clerk, tendered his resignation. Dr John Jones and Dr Roberts spoke in favour of asking Mr Richards to re- consider his decision, but Mr Richards said lie had decided to leave Barmouth. Mr G. Parry Jones proposed that the resignation should be accepted.-Mr W. Hughes seconded the proposition which was^agreed to; a further resolution being passed, on the motion of Dr John Jones, expressing appreciation of Mr Richards' services to the Board. Mr G. Farry Jones moved that the vacancy should be advertised in the "Cambrian News" and another paper. Mr Edward Rowland seconded the pro- position which was passed and it was also passed to make the appointment m the January meeting. The Clerk thanked the Board for their kind expressions and said he would al- ways carry happy recollections of his con- nection with the Board. — —
TOWYN. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL GOVERNORS Thursday, December 15th.-Present: Mr Meyrick Roberts, chairman; Mrs. Roberts, the Revs. R. R. Williams, Humphreys Williams, Messrs. J. Maethlon James, Thomas Jones, head- master; and E. J. Evans, clerk. Annal (Report.—The Headmaster, in his twelfth annual report, stated that the School had been conducted on the same lines as in the past. There was nothing remarkable to record. From the report o. the Central Welsh Board, it would be seen that the standard of work done was well maintained. There was no brilliancy shown in any department, and no subject was reported as being unsatisfactorily taught. The year's examination results included three higher certificates of the Central Welsh Board; sixteen senior cer- tificates (nine being equal to matricula- tion), twelve junior certificates, four Lon- don matriculation. two Welsh matricula- tion, with five in four subjects, three bank entrance examinations; one civil service, ten instrumental music, and two short- hand. For the first time since 1898, no scholarships or exhibitions had been won. Our numbers for the year were, winter term, 184; spring term, 177; summer term, 179. The average of 180 per term was twelve more than last year, whcih was then the highest on reconi. This year, the number was 193, a figure considerably above that for which the new buildings had been arranged. This had, unfor- tunately, rendered it necessary to make use of the workshop as an ordinary class- room. A satisfactory feature in the steady advance was the fact that it was mainly due to the increased popularity cf the school in the district. Sixty-eight, a record number, sat in the entrance schol- arship examination. This rendered it necessary to proceed as early as possible to bring about the change in the curri- culum, to which reference was made last year, so as to adopt it more to the needs of the locality. Miss Roberts, music teacher, after twelve years' service, had left to become married, and her place had been filled by the appointment of Miss Jenny Evans, L.R.A.M. The Headmaster thanked the Governors, and staff for their help in carrying on the School.—Mr. Maethlon James thought there was a great deal to be thankful for. The School maintained its reputation, although the Headmaster hinted that it was not a brilliant one. He proposed a vote of con- gratulation to the Headmaster and staff.— The Rev. R. R. Williams seconded the proposition and said there were reasons to be grateful, notwithstanding that it was only an ordinary year. Referring to the increasing numbers, he said it was gratify- ing to find the increasing popularity of the School in the district. The Cambrian News" often stated that intermediate schools in Wales were merely elementary schools. He thought there was a great deal in what Mr. Gibson stated. There were children in many of the schools who ought to have remained a longer period in the council schools. If that was done, they would be able to give a better account of themselves and provide better material for the staffs of secondary schools. To counteract the limited accommodation of the School, he suggested the advis- ability of considering the need of having an entrance examination.—The report was adopted and the proposition was agreed to. Financial.—Mr. Maethlon James pre- sented the quarterly report of the Finance Committee which recommended that the 'purchase money of £1,200 in respect of Tyddyndu should be paid and that the moiety due to Mr. Thomas Jones should be paid by instalments at four per cent. interest. The amount in hand was £ 1,678, and payments were made totalling LI,398 —The report was adopted, as well as the annual balance sheet, and on the proposi- tion of the Rev. Humphreys Williams, a vote of thanks was passed to the auditors Messrs. Bowen and Davies. Items.—It was agreed to notify the local members that it was the turn of Aberdovey to have technical classes. Arrangements were made for planting trees and laying out the School grounds. It was reported that the School closed that day for the Christmas holidays and would re-open cn January 10th.
LOCAL WILL. Mr John Jones, of Ffynonwen, Llan- gwynyfon, Cardigan, who died on August 10th, left estate of the gross value of L725, with net personalty ;0486 and pro- bate of his will has been granted to Mr Evan Jones, farmer, power being reserved to grant probate also to the other execu- tors.
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