ABERDOVEY. Literary Institute.—The usual monthly committee was held on Thursday evening when the following members were pre- sent:—Messrs W. Jones Hughes, R. Wil- liams, Dr Jacfcson, Captain John Evans, Hugh Lewis, H. H. Clayton, Geo. Davies, C. F..Ellis, ,W. V Thomas, Lewis Ed- wards, and W. J. Eves. Mr W. V. Thomas was in the chair.. A letter was read from the Board of Trade consenting to the erection. of a new sea wall. The secretaries were instructed to write to the Office of Woods to say that the In- stitute had received the consent of the Board of .Trade and were prepared to proceed with the work. The Committee made a mew rule that in future dogs should not be allowed in the rooms. St. Peter's ..Church.—On Sunday the usual Christmas services were held. The services, wliich was fully choral, were in- toned by the Rev S. Evans, B.A., and the Rev Caaton ? Rowlands, M.A., preached both in English and Welsh. The lessons were read in the morning by Mr J. R. Atkin, K.C., and in the evening by Mr Evan Davies. The anthems sung were "His Glorious Name" (Caleb Simper) and "Yn y Dechreuad yr oedd y Gair" (Tom Price). The singing at both services was good. The Church was tastefully decor- ated with evergreens and flowers. The collection was, at the request of the Bishop, in aid of the widows and. orphans of the poorer .clergy fund, and realized over £8. Sale of Work,—On Friday the Council Schools a sale of work was held in aid of the funds of the Congregational Church. The sale was opened by Miss S. Williams, Ardudwy, and the Kev W. D. Evans presided. Miss S. Williams said—First, I wish to say how very pleased I am to be with you to-day. Though, 1 must stvy, it was with grea\ reluctance 1 oonseJited to accept this hon- being conscious of my inefficiency to effectivelv perform this honourable cduty. But when 1 thought how faithfully and :steadily the friends had worked, plough- ing the lonely furrows to produce the pretty and useful things you see on these stalls, I laid self consciousness aside; ,;3000 ■especially when I remembered the kind- nesses I had received from you all when ¡Il!Y strength would only allow my get- ting as far as your conveniently-situated chapel on an occasional Sunday morning, I said. "I'll try." So far whatever may he wcking, pray, accept the will for the deed. Well, we have just passed through the general election and we are calling io-sdtJ-J a conference between buyers and sellers- And, however divided we may be in our views on the great politicals principles, I am sure we ivill all join in the one desire that Liberal laws may rule here to-day. Free trade m'ith moderate tariffs;; free imports of money by visitors; and no dumping of goods on them. The purse shx.ll be supreme and no veto on amounts spent. No taxes on food stuffs; and then let us hone that when our friend, Miss Price, the ch&ncelloress of the exchequer, makes up the board of trade returns, she will announce to the cabinet council that the result of the budget is that there is enough surplus in the war chest to provide for the eman- cipation of the cause from local loans. (Laughter and applause.) The rooms were tastefully decorated and the stalls were well stocked with good and useful articles, most of which had been made by the lady members of the church at their weekly sewing meetings. There .was a crood attendance and the sale was well patronised. The confectionery stall and the tea rooms were also very busy.. The amount realized was over £60. The sale was in charge of Miss A. J. Owen, sec- retary, and Miss M. J. Price, treasurer, with most of the lady members of the tclmrch as stallholders and atteiMxa-nt-s at the tea. rooms. Concert.—Chs Monday, a concert was held at the Council Schools in aid of the Presbyterian Church. The concert was arranged by the younger members of the congregation. The secretary was Mr. D. O. Foulkes-Jones, and Mr. W. Jones Hughes, C.C., presided. The room was crowded from end to end. The singers were the four popular Aberdovey artistes —the Misses Bessie Jones., Maggie: Willitwnis, Jane Laura Davies, and Annie Hughes. All of them received a good reception and added to their reputation by their fine singing. They were sup- ported by Messrs. W. E. and J. 0. Jones and their sister (Miss lEssie Wynn Jones) who played a pianoforte solo and accom- panied her brothers in their-fep^ndid sing- ing. At the earne&t request of the audience, they also, with Mr. Humphrey Lewis, sang "Penillion." Mr. Hilton Kershaw appeared in two musical monologues, "The Single Hair" and the ''Workhouse Man," and was accompanied on the piano "by Mrs. Jackson. He had an enthusiastic reception and was recalled each time he appeared. He recited ""The Station Master" and "Ginger James" as encores. Mrs. Jackson gave a good yeci- tatkm, "Duke Leopold's Stone," and was given a good reception. The other accompanists were "Mists M. Richards ami Miss Annie Evans. There were two sing- ing competitions—one for children under sixteen, in singing "Remember Now Thy Creator." Three entered for the com- petition (Comer, Enid, and loan), and all sang the niece through. The prize was a silver medal. presented by S. Williams, Ardudwy, Mr. J. O. Jones gave the adjudication of his brother and himself and awarded the prize to loan (Master Thomas Owen Williams), and said the piece was too difficult for children; that the winner had il- good voice, wording good, sustained ths piece well, effect good. The other competition was a chal- I lenge solo, the prize being a silver cup. 1 Fin" entered for the competition, but only one came forward (Miss Jane Laura Daviee) who sang her .piece. Mr. W E. Jcnes expressed his regret that the other four had not appeared. He said that Miss Davies had given a fine rendering, well worthy of the prize, that ,she had a splendid soprano voice, but inclined to be too correct in the singing of each note. The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Hilton Kershaw, Mrs. Jackson, the singers., and the accompanists. Mr. David Hughes seconded the motion which was carried with cheers. The Rev John Lewis proposed, and Mr. A. Spencer seconded a vote of thanks to the Chair- man which was also carried with cheers. The concert was closed by the singing of the Welsh National Anthem and God Save the King." The proceeds of the concert were greater than was expected. G.F.S. Social.—On Wednesday, a pleasant social was spent at the National Schools by the members and associates of the Girls' Friendly Society. They sat down to tea at three large tables which were beautifully decorated and covered with a plentiful supply of good thirds, Crackers were given out by Mrs. Stewart, the cracking of which caused fun. After the tables" w-ereicleared, an entertainment was given. A piay was acted, entitled "A Burning Question." Miss B. Pughe Rossitti, conducted, and the following took part: Misses B Pughe, A. Jones, M Owen, Sarah Williams, Nellie Watson, Sarah Partridge, Katie Foulkes., and Ddys Richards. A musical piece.. "Three Old Maids of Lee," was also acted, and songs, Christmas carols, and recitations given, and numerous games indulged in. A pleasant evening was spent and great thanks are due to Mrs. Stewart, Miss B. Pughe Mrs. IBell,-and Miss May Williams for the admirable way in which the meet- ing was arranged. There was a large number, present, amongst whom were Miss Howell, P'las Penhelig; Mrs. Gurney. Miss (Barlow, Miss Paull, and many others. A successful evening terminated with the singing of the National Anthem.
"EVENT OF THE HOUR." MR LLOYD GEORGE'S STATEMENT APPROVED BY FRENCH PRESS. The" Rappel" considers that the inter- view with Mr Lkjvd George which was published by the "Matin" has an import- ance equal to that of a diplomatic act. The journal continues: "The silence which has been preserved in England and France for some months in regard to< the entente cordiale was attributed to changes in the intentions of British democracy. Mr Lloyd George says: 'Don't believe it.' "It is excellent that that should have been said. It is a fact worthy of atten- tion. It is in some sort the event of the hour, since it is the end of uncertainty."
North: Wales Assizes.-Mr Justice Coleridge and Mr Justice Lush have ar- ranged to take the winter assizes oji the North and South Wales circuits. The following are the commission days- Welshpool 11th January, Dolgelley 14th, Carnarvon 17th, Beaumaris, 21st, Ru thi n 24th, Mold 27th, and Chester 28tli. Both criminal and civil business will be taken.
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FACTS AND FANCIES. Lady: Why, you naughty boy, I never heard such language since the day I was born." Small Boy "Yes, mum, I s'pos dere wuz a good deal of cussin' de day ye Wfiz boxn." Mr Stayleight: Johnny, your parlour clock is annour fast." Johnny; "I know it, but don't tell lister so." Mr Stay- leight: "Why not?" Johnny: "Because she thinks you don't know it." She was an Irish woman, and was ap- plying to the magistrate for advice. Hav- ing mentioned many of the failings of her husband, she was asked: Is there nothing more—hare you, for instance. any reason to think he has been uniaith- ful to you?" To which came the prompt reply: An shure, jour honour I have- I don't believe he was the father of my last child." Jim: "Honesty is the best policy, after all." Bill: "How?" "Remember that dog I stoler" "Yes." "Well, I tried two -full, days to ell 'im, an' no one offered more'n a boh. So I went, like an honest man, an' guv him to th' ole lady what owned 'im, .;In' she guv me 'alf a ring." A distinguished novelist recently found himself travelling in a train with two very talkative women. Having recognised him from his published portraits, they opened fire upon him in regard to his novels, praising them in a manner which was unendurable to the sensitive author. Presently the train entered a tunnel and in the darkness the novelist raised the back of hi$. hand to his Jips and kissed it sJ^u«dnp> When tight returned he found the two women .regarding one an- other in icy silence. Addressing them with great suavity, he .said, "Ah ladies, the one regret of my life will be that I shall never know which of,you it was that Jkissed niel" Once upon a time some lordly stags were meditating with one another, and one said, "I do not understand why we have been p-, .wanting in .courage. The smallest greyhound can chase us. When I look at myself, how big ..and grand I am!" And another said, "With one thrust of my horn I could kill the biggest dog. That a stag should not yield is as clear, as the sun." And yet .another said, If anyone, is stronger than his enemy, why should he draw back? >We are far superior m every way to those common dogs, consequently we must never yield." Then they all said, "From this, time they shall see us immovable. Now we shall resist all of them, and d- the conse- quences!" But, lo! on a sudden there is the s^nnd of the hunters' horns,, and the wood re-echoes with the barking of the dogs. Wnat do the lordly stags? They ] take to their heels with a mightv haste, j In vaic they seek the shelter of the wood. They are tJy- victims of their own resolutions. Here is a recipe from Good House-. wife's Jewel" (1596)^ for a tart, in which a potato is treated, as a leading ingred- ient. Jr. shows the rate at which that vegetable was then .valued. "Take two quinces, ip-nd two burre rootes ,VTid a 'potatouf -and pare,I-oure potatou and scrape your rootes, and put them in a quart of vine, and let them boyle till they bee tender, and put in an ounce of .dates, and when they bee bo-yled tender, drawe --them through a strainer, wine and all, and then psot in the yclkes of eight eggs, and tiie br&ynes of thwe or four oof;ke- .sparrowes, 2,nd .strain'-fcUgjn into the lotjaor, ..and a little rosewater, :nd seeth them .all with sugar, cinammoB. ginger, cloyes, and mace; otrd put in a little _&\v$et butter, and set it upon a-chafing dish of "les between two platters, to let it boyle -till it be something bigg. One ¡V,o:ulJ.d like to know .\yjhnt modern -^ooks think of the above as a.Christmas, .dainty ? Elderly ^pansier: "You know, doctor, J'tn always think^ig that a-jaan is follow- ing me. Do you think I suffer from ^hallucinations?" Doctor: "Absolutely certain you do, n^a'am." Oid Lady: "IhM parrot I bought from you uses dreadful lai'guage. Bird Dealer: ^Ah, mum, you:.should be ,.werry careful what you ses afore it. It's astonish' liow quick them birds pick up .anythink!" Charley wanted to .give Clara a Christ- mas present, but. oo-itidn't make up his mind what it should be so the next time he called he frankly toti her his difficulty. "Wanted to make me a present, Char- lie P Ckra exclaimed in well-disguised astonishment. "Why, Charlie, you for- got yourself." Clirlie took tbe hint and offered himself on felie spot. Visiter: "What d'yon call you dog 'Ironmonger,' for ?". Wag: "Because whenever 1 kicked him he always ade a bolt for the door." At the Bethnal Gn.ten(¡,>roJIer',S Court recently, Dr Wynn Wesfftcott held sn in- quest on a male child, and a lady tadled as a witness asked whatt .relation she was. Witness: 1 am the autri. The Corener: Aunt to whom? Witisiess: The dajigh- ter's mother. The Cocjoner: My dear woman ——. Witness: The mother is my sister's aunt. (I^ugte^T.) Tile Coroner: Worse and worse. Witness I am the sister of the daughter s mother. (Renewed laughter.) The Cortmer: ■> think a moment. Witness: it s s. bov! I mean I « the sister of the sen f- another. The Coroner: Ah! I see you I mean you are aunt to the child, W lt- ness: Yes, that's it. Madam (coming out of the dmiii„- room): "Why do you not bring in the plum-pudding, Jane?" ^jXU+rt inglv): »e couldn't get the brandy to light, mum; but it's vtl right now; we poured a little paraffin over it." She's a widow upon the warpath, And she's got her eye on you! Let. ev'ry mother's soyi Look out for Number One When a widow's looking out for Num- ber 'fwo. —
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FROM THE PAPERS. On Christmas Day a sensation was i occasioned at Shrewsbury by the disap- pearance of the three-year-old daughter of Sergeant Fred Davies, of the Shrews- bury Borough Police. The search for the missing child was kept up througiiout the night without result, "and (the par- ents were distracted. At noon'on ^Ion- day, however, tlie child was found peace- fully sleeping in Holy Trinity School, and it transpired that she had been inadver- tently locked in the buildings after at- tending Sunday School on Christmas Day. The trial of the two British officers, Captain Trench and Lieutenant Brandon, on charges of espionage in the Island of borkum and at other places on the Ger- man X orth Sea-roast -was concluded .at Leipzig last week. The judges found the two officers guilty, and each was sentenced to four years imprisonment in a fortress. There arrived at Belfast on Saturday, via Liverpool, from Edmonton, Alberta, Mr Wm. J. Stewart, who has been com- missioned by the Canadian Government to secure the services of one thousand Irish national school teachers, mainly for the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, where towns are springing up rapidly. The Earl of Ancaster died on Saturday night. He is succeeded in the peerage by Lord Willoughby de Eresby, whose Conservative seat in the House of Com- mons for the Horncastle division of Lin- colnshire is Tendered vacant. A terrible railway accident, causing the loss of nine lives, occurred early on Sat- urday morning near to iHaw.es Junction, on the Midland main line at the border of Westmorland and Yorkshire. The ex- press tram which had left St. Pancras at midnight for Carlisle and Glasgow came into collision with" two light engines which were travelling ahead 'on :thesame line. Two coaches of the express were wrecked and caught fire, and tJhepeople killed were in one of theaa. Two i or three were imprisoned alive in the wreckage, and in spite of the efforts of passengers and cot- tagers in the neighbourhood could not be extricated before the flames made rescue impossible. Relatives of missing travel- lers visited the spot yesterday to ascer- tain the fate of their kindred. Mr. William Griffith, who has acted as Local Government Board auditor for North Wales lor many \years, has been promoted to one of the Lancashire dis- tricts, and Mr. J. Edwin Hughes is to succeed him in North Wales. Mr. Hughes is a son of Councillor Hughes of Menai Bridge, and, as 'he obtained his preliminary training under "Mr. Griffith in the North Wales district, he already possesses knowledge winch will be useful to him in his new sphere. During recent years he has been engaged in various English centres. Mr Hughes has a prac- tical knowledge of Welsh, one of the qualifications which Mr. Burns is said to have insisted on. Nothing will be settled for a few days regarding candidates for 'the bye-election in the Horncastle division of jLincoIn- shire caused by the succession of Lord Willoughby de Eresby to the peerage on the death of his father, the Earl of An- caster. The Unionist candidate may be either Mr Richard Stanhope, Of Revesby Abbey (brother of Earl Stanhope), or Cap- tain Archibald WeigaU, who recently fought the Gainsborough division. Al- derman Linfield will probably agwin be the Liberal candidate. A child named Shaw had an extraor- dinary experience at Market SDrayton on Sunday night. The little one, who is only two and a half years of age, fell noticed from a trap in which his parents were driving home3 and was afterwards found by two boys lying in the centre of Shrewsbury-road, one of the main thor- I Yrughfares of the town. The parents drove six miles before they discovered the absence of the baby, who., being well wrapped up, was fortunately little the worse for his adventure. While digging a field near Perpignan a workman brought to light an ancient vessel containing 600 silver and copper Raiaan corns about 2,000 years old..They were. all excellently preserved. The death is announced of his Honour Judge Frederick, Adolphus Philbrick at the age of seventy-four. He had been judge of vorsetshife County Court since 1895.. ¡land Recorder of Colchester since 1870. Judge Philbrick was the eldest son of a former Town Clerk of Colchester. Though it is not dynastically important, the announcement that a birth is ex- pected in the Royal Family befone the Coronation is interesting. For it is 127 years since a King of England has had a child born to him during his reign. The last tne Princess Amelia, the youngest j child of George III., who was born in 1783. George IV.'s only daughter, the Princess. Charlotte, was born and died during the reign of her grandfather, while Wjfliam IV.'s two daughters, both of whom .idied in infancy, were respect- ively born in the reigns of JJlT. and George IV. A curious risk" has been covered in Lloyd's. The policy was to pay "in the event of Lloyd George becoming Premier the United Kingdom on or before IMi December, 1911," and the premium ^demanded and immediately accented twenty-five guineas per cent. It us worthy of note that the un- derwriter himself added the words of the United Kingdom." Insurances cover- ing the risk of another general election taking plate dUTing the year 1911 are now being dffected in Llojd's at thirty- live guineas per cent., which is a sub- stantial reduction on the premium a fortnight ago.. It is on all sides recog- nised that an election in Coronation year would be a national disaster. Few will read the Welsh Church Com- mission report. Put in a nutshell here is what it savsThe Established Church has 1S3.0H1 commyuicants. Tie Noncon- formist churches have 550,566 The Established vChurch has 168, (bb scholars. The Nonconformist churches have 645;000 scholars. The litablished Church has 1,864 places of worshiP- The Nosaconformi,°t churches hve £ 4,800 places of worship. The income of the Establishment frosn endowments annually is about .£300,000. The annual ireewill .fferings of the Nonconformists tr the 'Ministry and the services of the churches jfre at least War is considered certain at Vals&iivos- tock and America wiill support China. John Birkmyre of Bi'oadstone, Kllma- ocrIm Renfrew, has Seft ,over four Jmn- ded and thirty-one thousand pounds.. x-Eleven bodies wera recovered from Hulton Pit to-day, making the total bxought up to 263.
LEGAL EDUCATION IN WALES" The following official .cqpimunicatioip1 has been issued: — The Council of the Law %ot.y adopted an interesting scheme which has been under consideration irtr the past three and a naif years for the lo- tion of a representative Baaa-d of 1/egal Education for Wales and jyicrniout/ shire. The Board, which HI. comprise representatives of the Cbuncil -cV-the Law- Society, of all the loeal law sonoties < t Wales and Monmouthshire, and of the University of Wales, will be cltvei^y con- cerned lii raising funds for the develop- ment of and promoting ,.rener;illy legal education in the Prinei?) d'y, Hn" J,11 discussing the allocation of the Cwncil e annual educational graatt among the various centres in Wales Monmouth- shire. The Council has resolved, ject to financial possibilities, to increase substantially the amount hitherto voted in resoect of legal education m « a e ? conditionally upon corresponding ><).«<3 efforts being made. Hitherto n.iblic legal education p. Wales has been carried on mainly in, connection with the University College, Aberystwyth, which, acting in conjune- tion 'with the Swaaiseti Board of Legal Studies, has arranged for the dehvery of lectures and the holding c^es, at Swansea and Aberystwyth. been distinctly appreciated, that the time has come for the extension of the movement to other parts t e Princinality. The first meeting of the new Board will take placemen an eatly day in the New Year, probably at xlie Law Society's Hall in London.
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LAMPETER. Soar Chapel.—The weekly meeting of ] the Christian Endeavour Society was held on Friday evening when an interesting paper was read by Mr Ben Owen Davies, Peterwell-terrace, on "Timothy." The Rev E. i.vans, pastor, presided, and Mrs Rees, Peterwell-terrace. Alderman Timothy Richards, Air Tom Davies, and Councillor J. E. Jcnes, Eryl, spoke. Funeral of Mrs. Camber Williams.— At St. Tudno's Church, Llandudno, on Thursday, the interment took piace of Mrs. Catherine Camber-Williams, wife of Canon Camber-Williams, vicar of Lam- peter, who died on Sunday, Mrs. Camber-Williams was native of Llan- dudno and was born in 1858. Before going to Lampeter, her husband was for many years vicar of Polwyddelen, and heforo that curate of Llandudno. The funeral party arrived at Llandudno on Wednesdav night, and the body was placed in St. George's Church, a short service being conducted by Archdeacon Morgan, of Bangor (at one time rector of Liandudbo), and the Rev. E. Evans, rector of Llarvsadwrn, Anglesey. At Ueight o'clock Thursday morning there was a celebration of the holy communion at St. George's Church, and the funeral procession left the church at eleven o'clock for St. Tudno's, where the service was conducted by the Dean of Bangor, Archdeacon Morgan,, the Rev E. Evans, and the Rector of Llandudno (the Rev. LI. R. Hughes). The immediate mourners present were Canon Camber- Williams Mr. T. P. Davies. Mrs. Jameson (sister), Mrs. Morris (sister-in-law), the Rev..R. Keble Williams nphew), Mrs. Penrose and Miss Davies (nieces), Mr. T. Jameson (brother-in-law), Master Norman and Miss Hilda Jameson (nephew and niece), Mrs. Evans (Llansadwrn Rectory), the Revs. W. E..Jones and E. E Lumley. curates of Llandudno. Among others present were the Rev. J. "LI."Richards, vicar of IDolwyddelen. representing the parishioners the Rev. H. L .James, rector of Aber- ffraw, and the churchwardens of St. Peter's, Lampeter, Alderman W. Davies and Mr. Walter Davies. There were numerous wreaths, including those sent by-the English and Welsh Sunday schools or Lampeter, the members, associates, and candidates of the Girls' Friendly Society, :the, staff.of the "Welsh Church Press," the churchwardens and sidesmen of the parish, the Lampeter "Church Choir, and the Bishop of St. David's and Mrs. Owen. PETTY SESSIONS, Friday, December -23r,Before J. C. Harford (in the chair), W. Inglis Jones, B. Davies- Evans, A. R. T. Jones, Eiqrs. Drunk and Disorderly.—Evan Evans, Pwllybilwg, Llanwenog, ..was charged by D.C.C. Williams with having been drunk and. disorderly at Llanwnen on December 13th. Defendant did not appear.—P.C. Owen said he saw defendant at Llanwnen fair,drunk and disorderly. He was very insulting to people and ,shouting. He had a lot of trouble with defendant who was eventually taken home by a friend.— A fine of 10s. including costs was im- posed".
LLWYNGWRIL. School Treat. Through the kindness of Dr arid-Mrs Lister, Gwelfor, the children attending the Cbuncil School to the num- ber of about eighty were treated to a generous feast of tea and cake on Friday. Mrs Lister, who superintended the tea, was assisted by a large number of the mothers of the children. There was a short interval after the tea was over, and when the children and their friends were re-admitted, they found a large table piled up with books, toys, and valuable and useful gifts of various kinds. A short programme of \Wel&h and English carols was gone through by the children under I the leadership of the Headmaster (Mr. Foulkes Jones). The distribution of gifts was. proceeded with, and it was evi- dent from the delighted faces of the youngsters that Dr and Mrs Lister had been exceedingly happy in suiting their choice of gifts to the tML s and procliv- ities of the recipients. After the distri- bution was over, the children sang to the tune of The March of the Men of Har- lech" words specially composed for the occasion by the Headmaster. A cordial I vote of thanks to Dr and Mrs Lister was proposed by Mr W. Lloyd, Glandwr, local manager, and seconded by the Rev FJ. Trefor Evans. The vote was carried with rousing ;cls^ers. Dr t Lister, in responding on behalf of Mrs "Lister and himself, de- sired to thank the staff of the school for their kind assistance in decorating the schoolroom so tastefully with evergreens and suitable and seasonable mottoes, and said that for what Mrs Lister and himself had done, they were well repaid in the bright and hapny faces of the children, to all of whom be wished a long and haprvy life. "Seasonable Charity; — A generous donorj who wishes to remain anonymous, has given to each one in receipt of out- relief a ticket entitling him or her to go to a shop in the village to purchase goods to the value of 2s. 6d. The third of these tickets were distributed on the Friday preceding Christmas Day and con- tributed a great deal towards the happi- ness of the recipients. Preaching Meeting.—The annual united preaching meeting of the Nonconformists was held on.Saturday evening and all day Sunday. On Saturday evening and Sunday morning the services were held at the Wesleyan Chapel, and at the Oalvin- istic Methodist Chapel for the other two services. The congregations were large at all the services, and the preaching good. The special preachers were the Revs. T Mordaf Tierce; Dolgelley, and J. Hughes, Blaenau Festiniog. Rent Audits.—The rent audits of tiie Hendre (Countess de Morella), and Passingham estates were held at the Garth Hotel on Thursday of last week by Air. D. Gillart, Towyn, agent. Coal Distribution.—Captain E. W. Kirkby, the Bungalow, lihoslefain, fol- lowing his annusH generous custom,distri- buted a truckloaal of coal among the poor of Llwyngwril on Tuesday after Christmas Day.
CHWTLOG. Council School Concert.—A successful concert was held at the CbuncilSchool on Thursday evening the occasion of the distribution of prizes for attendance. The programme included Japanese fan drill by the infants; lullaby toy the babies; recita- tion by Mair Owen uones; "The Wit- ches," Standards I. and II. The older scholars performed a Christmas cantatta entitled "Santa Clans is Coming;" The performance throughout 'was highly ap- preciated by a crowded audiense. The singing of the choruses was excellent. The parts were taken by Jennie Jones, TElsie Jones Griffith, Janet Mary Jones, Eunice Yates, Georgeanna Wm. Winter, Ellen Mary Roberts, and Richard Owen Roberts. The role of the Fairy Queen was successfully played by Annie Evans. Richard D. Prichard took the part of Santa Claus. The concert was presided or by Mr Wm. George, Criccieth, who, in his address, congratulated the Head- master (Mr E. D. Rowlands) on the ex- cellent concert and alluded to the success of the school generally. He referred to the causes to which the proceeds were de- voted, and said he was glad so good a start had been made with the school lib- rary. He also commended the use the Headmaster made of historical excursions for teaching local 'history—part of the proceed* being devoted to that object. In Conclusion, he said that after all they had seen of the school, he was sure the inhabitants were of it. Mr George then presented the sthool with a copy of "The Life of Sion Wyn o Eifion." The prizes wese distributed by Mrs William v.(X;. ge. About forty scholars received prizes for attendance—five receiving medals for three years full attendance. Mrs George also handed a certificate to Master Wm Henry Prichard who had won a scholarship at the Pwllheli County School. The accompanist was Mrs E1. D. Rowlands. Votes of thanks to Mr and Mrs George were proposed by the Rev Alun Jones and seconded by Mr W. 0. Roberts.
THE PRINCE S INVESTI- TURE. There are indications that the ceremony of the investiture of the Prince of Wales, which is fixed to take place at Carnarvon in July next, will be the means of at- tracting to the county town an unprece- dented number of visitors. The railway company are preuaring to make arrange- ments for the conveyance on the nl°™~ ing of the ceremony of quite 30,000 people. The hotel and boarding accom- modation will of course have been taken up before the great day itself. It is stated that Mr Winston Churchill has de- finitelv intimated his intention to be pre- sent and it goes without saying that Mr Lloyd George will be in attendance. In addition, a correspondent forwards the soijiewhat startling announcement that a (certain English firm has been commis- sioned to secure garage accommodation I for 7,000 American motorists, and an equal number, at least, of English motorists will require similar accommoda- tion. In addition to the railway service a steamer service from Liverpool, Black- pool, Morecambe, and the Isle of Man will r>r«bably be organised to convey visitors to Carnarvon. An entertainment committee is to be appointed at Carnar- von to arrange for the accommodation of visitors.
SANITARY ADMINIS TRATION. PROPOSED GRANTS TO LOCAL BODIES. A hint thrown cut in the annual re- port of the Medical Officer of the Local Government Board with regard to sanit- ary administration has been received with much interest by local authorities. In discussing the responsibility for failure to secure good sanitary conditions in a dis- trict, Dr Newsholme states that this rests mainly on the local authority and its offi- cials, and adds: "For various reasons central compulsion oF defaulting local authorities is not generally successful, and the only provision, apart from an educated and responsible public opinion— likely successfully to replace compulsion would be the institution of grants-in-aid would be the institution of grants-in-aid of definite execution of sanitary admin- istration, the grants depending on the efficiency of the work actually accom- plished." In view of the undertakings recently given both by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer that the relations of local and general taxation will be dealt with by the Gov- ei nment at an early date, the suggestion made by the Local Government Board Medical Officer is thought by local gov- erning authorities who have been seen on the matter to be of no little importance. In many districts, especially in rural areas, the local sanitary authorities have made little use of the many enactments that have been passed during recent years for the improvement of public health and sanitary conditions, and it has been found difficult, and in some cases im- possible, to compel the authorities to comply with their statutory obligations, in spite of the power of mandamus pos- sessed by the Government and the rate- payers. The making of grants to local authorities to aid their public health ad- ministration would, however, it is thought, have a double effect in stimulat- ing those authorities which have been neglectful in sanitary administration to comply with the conditions under which the suggested grants-in-aid will be given, and in encouraging local bodies who have been energetic and successful in dealing with sanitary conditions to greater activ- ity and more extended usefulness. VALUE OF GRANTS-IN-AID. An experienced member of a sanitary authority, discussing the suggestion made by Dr ISewsholme, said: "Grave sanitary defects such as those mentioned in the Medical Officer's annual report can, in my view, only adequately be dealt with by powers now in the hands of small parish, rural, or urban district councils being taken over by authorities covering larger areas and possessing greater resources. A medical othcer of health whose salary as a pllblicofficial is a very small part of his total income, the greater part of which is derived from private practice, or an in- spector of "nuisances who is also a sur- veyor cannot be expected to supervise the sanitary condition of a district as effici- ently as is necessary when their chief in- terests are necessarily in their own pri- vate work. In order that the work of inspection and public health administra- tion generally may be systematically un- dertaken, it is essential that officers should be employed whose entire duty is the public service. This can only be ar- ranged by a combination of districts for the purpose of sanitary administration where these are small, although in many areas there is abundant work for whole- time officers. I cordially support the suggestion made by Dr Newsholme that the general level of efficiency is likely to be raised and the sanitary administration of many backward areas considerably im- proved if a system of grants-in-aid were introduced, to be witheld if, in the opinion of the Local Government- Board, the obligations of the local authority were not complied with. Under our pre- sent system in many matters local author- ities can disobey the law at will and dis- regard the mandates of the Central Authority with impunity. It would be impossible to mandamus half the rural district councils in the country. And yet that is the only course open in re- spect of many important branches of local administration. The value of grants-in- aid in supervising the work of local authorities is clearly shown in the mat- ter of education. Perhaps nothing has done more to stimulate progress in edu- cational administration during recent years in, for instance, Lancashire and the Metropolis than the threat of the Board of Education (in one case carried out) to withhold grants from the respective local authorities unless its requirements were carried into effect. What can be done with education should also be accom- plished with sanitary administration. It is of little use passing wise laws If they cannot be nut into force. The sug- gestion now made will, I think, do much to improve the present condition of affaire, and I hope the Government will take the matter into consideration in their forthcoming legislation."
MUSIC. Mr. J. CHAS. McLEAN, F.R.CO., Has resumed Lessons in Organ & Piano Playing Singing, and Theory of Music. PORTMADOn, ABEFDOVEY, and NEW QUAY Visited during the Week. 3. Queen's Terrace, Aberystwyth. j339 F MR CHARLES PANCHEN ORGANIST 41 CHOIRMASTER, ST. MICHAELIS PARISH CHURCH, ABERYSTWYTH, Hon. Local Examiner (Scholarships), R A.M RECEIVE PUPILS pOR SINGING. ORGAN, PIANOFORTE, FLUT AiqjD HARMONY, 20, New-street, Aberystwyth, Nexc term begins on Sept 19th, 1910. ARTHUR C. EDWARDS, Mus. Bac. Oxon., F.R.G.O., Organist and Choirmaster of Holy Trinity Chunk SotMttitne Deputy Organist of Llan&aff Cathedral. GIVES LESSONS IN Qrgana Pianoforte, Singing (ladle a or boys voices), Choir Training, and aU branchy of Musical Theory. Pupils prepared for Exam- inations, For terms, pply, 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. Reoent successes with Pupils at the R A.M. and R.O.M., T.C.L. and L.C.M,; also Gold Medal L.C.M. Terms on application. p215 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. 177 Address—18, South Terrace.
LLANDYSSUL. Rescue.-A gallant rescue from drown- ing in the Teifi was effected about eight o'clock on Saturday evening by Mr Ben Jones Davies, Albion House, an Oxonian, home on nolidays. Mr David Evans, a stonemason, residing at Tliespian-street, Aberystwyth, who was visiting his brother-in-law at Dolwerdd, Pendre, accidentally tumbled over the retaining wall at the bottom of the garden into the river, which was greatly swollen after the recent heavy flood. A neighbour hap- pened to hear two distinct splashes in the water, but no cries, and ran along the bank with a lighted lamp. The brother- in-law rushed into the main street and gave the alarm. Some members of an institute close by quickly rushed to the rescue. Mr Davies, divesting himself of his coat and waistcoat, jumped into the fast-running stream. Though the night was very dark, he succeeded in getting hold of the half-drowned man and swim- ming with him to a safe landing place at the flight of steps at the rear of the institute.
EDUCATION^ MEITHRINFA, PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS NORTH ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH, PRINCIPALS—THE MISSES TROTTER. Boarders received. Prospectus on applicat Half Term begins November 2nd. CAERLEON HOUSE ABERYSTWYTH. Collegiate School for Girls. RECOGNISED. PRINCIPALS: MISS RHODES AND Miss RICKS, B.A. PUPILS PREPARED For London and Welsh Matriculation, Cam. bridge Local, Associated Board of Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music Trinity College and other examinations. Physical Training, Hockey, and Tennis VICTORIA SCHOOL, Boarding & Day School, VICTORIA (MARINE t TERRACE ABERYSTWYTH. PBiNoi-AL MISS KATE B. LLOYf PupIls prepared for the London and Welsh Mabriculatlons, Cambridge Locala and Associated Board of the Royal Academy si Muaio and Royal College of Music, eta. ST. PADARN'S CONVENT ABERYSTWYTH. Boarding & Day School, Conducted by lee Relipieuses da St. Esprit. Head-Mistress: Soeur Marie-Henri, B.A Separate Kindergarten. n406 BARMOUTR. COUNTY SCHOOL, BARMOUTH, Headmaster: EDMUND D. JONES, M.A. STAFF:— JOHN LLOYD, B.A. J. GELLY, B Sc. J. T. JONES. B Sc. Miss L. M. M. ADAM, M.A. (Senior Mistress). Miss W. GITTINS, B.A. Visiting Teachers in Drawing and Painting, Cookery and Music. Prospectus, &c on application to R. LLEWELYN OWEN, Clerk. TOWYN. TOWYN COUNTY MOHOOl THE School Buildinga are large and A commodious, are admirably salted foi their purpose, and inalndg Headmaster') House, built specially for th? accommodation of Boarders thf ordinary Glass Rooms, Mnsic Room, excellently equipped Ohemioal ane 1 iiysical Laboratories Science Leoture Roem Workshop, Kitchen, Itnd laundry. Pupils are prepared "for the Universities, Profession, and Commercial Life. SUCCESSES DUIUNG 1907. London Inter B.Sc., 4 London Matriculation- 7 Matriculation of City and Guild's Institute, 1 Educational Institute of Scotland, 1 Hon, ours Certificate Central Welsh Board, 5; Senioi C elltificat-e Centra! Welsh Board, 8; Junior Certificate Central Welsh Board, 19 Board or Education, second and third stages, 48; Wcmen Clerks (Civil Service), 1; Mnsic Certificates, 15, SCHOLARSHIPS, &e. David Davies' Scholarship of f40 per annum Aoerjstwyth College Entrance Scholarship of E20 per annum at Aberystwyth College Stud. entehip of the value of;CIOO ppr annum at Royal College of Sciecce, London Rendel Scholarship of £ 20 per annum County Exhibition of f9 per annum. During the last nine yurs Scholarships, ago., of the value of £2,510 have been gamed by pupils direct from the School. Tuition Fees, F.6 per annum. For Prospectus, Bearding Fees, &o, apply t Headmaster, er to E. J. EVANS, Towy lerk te the Gevarners DOLGRLLEY. The County School, Dolgelley, NORTH WALES The Dolgelley Grammar School, Endowed A.D 1665) Boarding and Day School for Boys only Recent distinctions include the following :— UNIVERSITY— First Class Theology Finals, Oxford. First Class Clapsical Finals, Oxford. First Class Classical Finals, Wales. Second Class Classical Finals, Oxford. Second Class Classical Finals, Wales s Professorship of Agriculture. Professorship of Philosophy. CIVIL SERVICE- 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.iBanks, Ac. Inter. B Sc. (Lond.) in Engineering and Science. Scholarships and Exhibitions at Glasgow, Bangor Aberystwyth, te. Matriculation( Wales,London,Edinburgh, Victoria Preliminary Medical Examinations. Next term opens Sept. 20. Particulars of Boarding Fees, &c-, free from the HEADMASTER. k745 RUTHIN SCHOOL. Next Term begins Sept. 8th: THE BOARDING HOUSE IS FULL FOR THIS TERM. Applications received for next Christmas and Easter Term. HEADMASTER J. J. LLOYD WILLIAMS, M.A. Late Headmaster of Oswestry School, 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 MONDA Y, JANUARY 2nd, 1911, MORNING MEETING AT 10-30 A.M. AFTERNOON MEETING AT 2 P.M. GRAND EVENING CONCERT AT 7 P.M. EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued to DOLGELLEY from Aberystwyth and all Coast Stations on this date. Passengers return same day at 10-15 p.m. EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM JANUARY TO APRIL, 1911, INCLUSIVE, CHEAP EXCURSION TICKETS Available for ONE or TWO DAYS will be issued to Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, and North Wales Coast, VIA AFON WEN, From ABERYSTWYTH BY 8-0 am; TRAIN. NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS. PANTOMIMES. Prince's Theatre, Manchester The Girl in the Train n Theatre Royal, Manchester Jack and the Beanstalk" Gaiety Theatre, Manchester (Afternoon at 2-0) Katawampus » (Evening at 7-30) The School for Scandal'' Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool The Forty Thieves Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool Jack and Jin u FOOTBALL MATCHES. Manchester United v Bradford City January 2nd Everton v Newcastle United January 2nd On Monday, Jan. 2nd, 1911, DAY AND PERIOD TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO | LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER From ABERYSTWYTH, BOW STREET, BORTH. GLANDYFI, and MACHYNLLETH. NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS. PANTOMIMES and other Entertainments in Birmingham. Theatre Royal AJladdin Prince of Wales Theatre Jack Horner" Alexandra Theatre II Dick Whittivgton Empire Palace of Varieties Special Holiday Attractions Hippodrome Special Holiday Attractions Grand Theatre of Varieties Special Holiday Attractions On Monday, Jan. 2nd, 1911, DAY AND PERIOD TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO 7\r""h +.. BIRMINGHAM From ABERYSTWYTH, BOW STREET' BORTH, GLANDYFI, and MACHYNLLETH. EXCURSIONS TO LONDON. THEATRES, HIPPODROME, AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS. GRAND PANTOMIME, JACK and the BEANSTALK," at Drury Lane. ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 7th, for 3 or 5 days, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17th, for 2, 3, or 5 days SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st, for 3 or 5 days. EXCURSION TICKETS Will be issued to LONDON From Aberystwyth by the direct route via Welshpool. =- !r .81.- Tourist Tickets Are Issued from the Principal Cambrian Stations to All Health Resorts On the Cambrian Railways, also to Waterlng-Placea in England, North Wales, English Lake Distriot, 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 on the following Sunday (where train service permits), Monday or Tuesday. Week End Tickets are also issued to various Cambrian Inland Stations. Fall particulars of the above Excnrslooa oan be obtained at the Stations. CHAS. L. CONACHER, Oswestry, Dec., 1910. Traffic Manager CORRIS RAILWAY. FISffEFSX OOACM XO-JK Charming River, Lake and Mountain Scenery. Miniature Gaugefrom Machynlleth Station for Corris, Cader Idris, Talyllyn Lake, Cheap Through Day Return Tickets from Aberystwyth, Barmouth, tod other Cambrian Stations to Corris, Aberllefenni, and Talyllyn Lake. VIsltors.to Wales should not miss a trip to this lovely district. MaohynlIetb, N. W, 1910:- J. J. O'SULLIVAN, General Manager. o982