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TOWYN. ACKNOWLEDGMENT.—The Rev T Lewis, vicar of the parish, has received an acknowledgment for the sum of P,5 9s 7d, the amount collected in Church week last Sunday towards the widows and orphans of the soldiers now fighting in South Africa. COUNTY SCHOOL. — The Intermediate School opened on Tuesday after the Christmas vacation. The number of pupils promises to exceed that of any previous term. The boarding of pupils appears to be gaining in popularity, under the superinten- dence of Mr T Jones, headmaster. LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS THE WAR FUND.-At a committee meeting held en Friday evening it was decided to publish the list of contri- butions collected in this district in the TOWYN-ON- SEA TIMES. This list will appear next week, and will be found to be very interesting reading. The collectors were well received everywhere, and the town considering its size has done its part most creditably. SALES. — Last Friday week Messrs Daniel, Son and Meredith sold the furniture of Mr Cobden Davies, 17, Idris villas. They have also sold by private treaty the premises to Mrs Edwards, Corbett square. On Wednesday and Thursday they disposed of the household effects at Tremydon, the property of the late Mrs Jones. There was a large attendance and the bidding being brisk, good business was gone. MILLINERY.-Mrs Edward Rowlands, 16, Idris Villas, desires to inform the inhabitants of the district that she still continues to carry on the Millinery Business, where customers will find suit- able style, and reasonable charges. Hats cleaned dyed, and altered. Ladies' Dress Caps made to order. [Advt. SUDDEN DEATH.—Another inhabitant of the town has been taken away in the person of Mrs Wynne Thomas, Bryn Llewelyn, who died rather suddenly on Monday morning. Mrs Thomas was greatly respected in the town, and took a keen interest in the development of Towyn. She built a fine house in High street, and was always well patronised by visitors, and at the time of her death another house in close proximity to Bryn Llewelyn was being erected for her, but death suddenly took her away before it was completed. She leaves two sons with whom great sympathy is felt. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday). DELEGATES.—Mr Daniel Edwards, Mr H Haydn Jones, and Captain Preston have been elected delegates to represent the Estimaner (Towyn) district on the County Committee for the distribu- tion of the subscriptions towards the wives and families of soldies, collected in the county. PATRIOTIC VOLUNTEERS.—The following are the four members of the Towyn Company who have volunteered to go to the front should their services be required :—Sergt E L Jones, Privates W Jones, Cadvan Arms; Robert Richards, Garreglwyd; and John Morris, Pentrepoeth. Lieutenant Kirkby has also volunteered his services. While it is hoped that the services of our townsmen will not be required, as it is expected that Buller's move will turn the tide of battle, it is impossible not to admire their patriotic spirit. The town should be, and no doubt is, proud of these men. TRADE.—Trade has been very slow in this dis- trict for the past few week, but now there are prospects of better times. It is said that a con- siderable amount of money is to be further spent in the direction of the new promenade to the north of the town. Tenders are linvited for the erection ofi;a new Baptist Chapel in High Street, and a new Infants' School will be erected shortly. Mr R P Morgan is building two new houses on the Neptune Hall Road, and Messrs Jones, Hughes, and Edwards a house in High Street. The ^question of further raising the old portion of the Corbett Arms Hotel is, we understand, being considered. If this is decided upon this hotel will be the largest in the district. NEW INFANTS' SCHOOL.—A correspondent writes —I understand from your reports of the Sch ool Board that it is intended to erect a new Infants' School somewhere in Towyn. Personally I would favour its erection in a central part of the town and not contiguous to the present school buildings which are now too far for infants from all parts of the town. I, however, would like to point out to the members for the Towyn district that theylhave allowed the Aberdovey representatives to steal a march over them. There is a greater need of an infants' department at Towyn than there was for a new classroom at Aberdovey in fact it is inexplic- able how Mr Roberts and his staff have been able to cope with the difficulty, for the number of infants who attend the school and are supposed to be seated in the small classroom is very large. I have heard several parents express a strong objection to sending their children to a place where they are so densely crowded together. A new Infants' School is urgently required and I understand the local members are now fully alive to this matter. SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF TOWYN. Tuesday evening's meeting of the Towyn Debat- ing and Literary Society was devoted to suggestions for the improvement of Towyn. Mr Maethlon James presided over a meeting which proved to be very instructive.—The readers of papers were Mr Samuel Edmunds, Manchester House Mr R Price Morgan, Llwynteg; and Mr A E Massn, 2, Tegid villas.—Mr Edmunds said that one improvement urgently required was the widening of the streets. They wanted a good street from Corbett Square to the beach. The road opposite Manchester House required to be widened (laughter). The churchyard spot if not taken down soon would come down of its own accord (applause). There was an angle of about a yard which could be taken away without disturbing any of the graves. There was a great deal of traffic done here and at times the place was very dangerous. The road in College Green was always sloppy, and if the owners of the houses there could be prevailed upon to do away with the small gardens and to replace them with parapets a great improvement would be effected. It was a good thing to enforce the by-laws in regard to the building line. There had beenla tendency in the town to bring the houses in as much as possible but that was being gradually ohecked and the streets were coming to proper shape. With reference to footpaths it was a fact that some people preferred to walk in the middle of the street rather than on the uneven parapets. Before they could make much headway this matter would have to be attended to. Sandilands road was being greatly improved, and with a little expense a good approach to the Beach would be made. At Station- road the wooden fencing on the Cambrian Railways property could with advantage to the town be replaced by a wall, inasmuch as it was not neces- sary for the visitors to see the goods warehouse and timber warehouse litter &c., from the road. Out. side the station yard it was a sorry sight to see briars growing where flowers would be far more pleasing to the eye. He hoped some day to see the road from Cambrian square to Neptune Hall Road widened and made into an attractive street. This was one of the prettiest roads in the town. The road by Warwick place was capable of being con- verted into a nice drive. Towyn had had a good start when Mr Corbett made the Promenade. Another promenade had been commenced to the north of the town, and he was not without hopes that some day there would be a promenade all the way from Neptune Hall to Morfa Towyn farm. He should like to see croquet and tennis courts made in the vicinity of the esplanade. Some shrubs planted on the promenade would look well, whilst a cycle track would not fail to be appreciated. A pier was of course necessary and then boating would be es- tablished and sea trips to Aberystwyth, Bardsey Island, &o, arranged. As regards the proposed Marine Lake he believed the marsh to the north of the town could be utilised for this purpose in pre- ference to the Penllyn marsh, where he would suggest the construction of golf links as far as the A berdovey links. As regards the road from Gwalia as far as the river, this was an old suggestion of his.i This was capable of being made into a favourite walk. If the stagnant waters on both sides were made into a running stream and seats put on the road, there would not be a nicer walk in the district. Some day they would want a hospital and they had Neptune Hall ready for the purpose. He believed use could be made of this place act the present time for the wounded soldiers from the war, who would use it as a convalescent home. With a good cause, Mrs Jones, the owner, could be approached with favourable results. Having ex- pressed his regret that SG Cadvau's Well had been done away with, he failed to see why the waters of Rhydyronen should not be as well known as LJan- drindod. He favoured the Dolgoeh scheme of electric lighting in preference to the Happy Valley scheme. The fire engine had fallen through, but with a fire brigade with a good manual they could do good work. The visit of the steam roller was greatly needed. The formation of weekly markets and monthly fairs would do the town a world of good. Another matter wanted was a public library. In conclusion, Mr Edmunds referred to trade patron- age, and appealed to the townspeople to support the local tradesmen and not to send away for their goods, he sat down amid applause.- Mr Mason referred to several other improvaments with which we shall deal again.-It was decided to continue the discussion at the next meeting.

- ABERGYNOLWYN.

ABERDOVEY.