PUBLIO NOTICES. LIST OF SUBSCRIPTION'S Collected in Towyn and District towards the support of the Wives and Families of Soldiers now engaged in the War. DISTRICT No 1. Collected by Mrs Preston and Miss Davies, Glantywodwyn. £ s. d. D Gillart, Esq 1 1 0 R B Yates, Esq 1 1 0 Mr Abbott, 13, Idris Villas 1 1 0 Miss Davies, Glantywodwyn 0 10 6 Capt N J Preston 0 10 6 Mrs Newbury, Sandcroft 0 5 0 Mr Owen Hashes 0 5 0 B C E and F C 0 3 0 Mr John Jones, Glanvmor 0 3 0 Jane Morris, Pier Villas 0 2 6 Miss Williams, 1, Marine Parade 0 2 6 Mrs Williams 0 2 6 Mrs Pughe, Penbryn 0 2 6 Mrs Lewis Morris, Minydon 0 2 6 Mrs Phillips, Brynmair 0 2 6 Miss Owen, Brynmair 0 2 6 Mrs Evans 0 2 6 Mr Barnett, Brynmair 0 2 6 Mrs Williams, Idris Yillas 0 2 6 Mrs Hunter, „ 0 2 6 Mr RR Roberts, 0 2 6 Mrs Janes 0 2 6 Miss Owen 0 2 6 Mr R Edwards, Vaenol 0 2 6 Names omitted 1 2 6 8 0 0 DISTRICT No. 2. Collected by Miss Daniel, Brynhyfrydd, and Miss Lloyd Hughes, Croesawdy. X s. d. Dr H P Rowlands 1 1 0 Mr H Hadyn Jones 1 i 0 Mr J Lloyd Hughes, Nat. Pro. Bank 1 1 0 Dr Bone 1 1 0 Mr Chidlaw Roberts, Leahurst 1 1 0 Mrs Chidlaw Roberts 1 1 0 Mrs Williams, Tremydon 1 1 Q Miss Franklin, Aelybryn 1 0 0 Mr T Jones, County School 1 0 0 Mr T G Roberts, B.A., County School 0 10 6 Mr Bowen, Stationmaster 0 10 6 Rev T Lewis, Vicarage 0 10 6 Mr T Llew Davies, Nat. Pro. Bank 0 10 6 Mr R 1..1 Davies, Porthgwyn 0 10 6 Mr H W Griffiths, College Green 0 ]0 6 Mrs Daniel, Brynhyffryd 0 10 6 Mr S Evans, Central Stores 0 10 6 Mrs Jones, Bryntirion 0 10 6 Dr Lloyd 0 10 6 Mr R P Morgan, Llwynteg 0 10 6 Mr Pryse Hughes 0 10 6 Mr J Maethlon James 0 10 6 Mr P Thomas, National Street 0 10 6 Mr E J Evans, High Street 0 10 6 Mr Franklin, Aelybryn 0 10 0 Mr Henry Evans, Escuan 0 10 0 Mr D Daniel, Pantyneuadd 0 10 0 Mr C H Young, Brynteg o 5 0 Mrs Thomas, Brynteg 0 5 0 Miss Jenkins, County School 0 5 0 Mr Matthew Edwards, College Green 0 5 0 Mr J R Yaughan, Tegid Villa 0 5 0 Mrs R H Morgan, LIuesty 0 5 0 Rev J H Symonds, High Street 0 5 0 Rev R Davies, High Street 0 5 0 Mr W Rowlands, High Street 0 5 0 Mr W R Williams, County School 0 5 0 Mrs Roberts, Board School 0 5 0 Mrs Daniel, Pantyne'uadd 0 3 0 Mr Edmunds, Surveyor 0 2 6 Mr Mason, Tegid Vilias 0 2 6 Mrs Pughe, Cotterill House 0 2 6 Sergt Morris, Police Station 0 2 6 Rev J M Williams 0 2 6 Mr Meyrick Roberts, Cantrev I-louse 0 3 6 Mr J Davies, Arvor Terrace 0 2 6 Mr D O Jones, Frondeg 0 2 6 Mr W E Jones, Frondeg 0 2 6 Mr A H Jones, Frondeg 0 2 6 Mr Hugh Thomas, High Street 0 2 6 Mr J Maurice Roberts, High Street 0 2 6 Mrs Edwards, Tredegar 0 2 6 Mr D Jones, Chemist 0 2 6 Mr J Pierce Jones, Saddler 0 2 6 Mr Rees Davies, Church Street 0 2 6 Mrs M Howell Jones, High Street 0 2 6 Mr Thomas Smith, High Street 0 2 6 Mr Pickering, High Street 0 2 6 Mr T C Jones, Watchmaker 0 2 6 Mr M Jones, Mynorydd House 0 2 6 Mr Humphreys, Bronprys 0 2 6 Mr M Jones, Cathie 1 0 2 6 Names omitted 4 14 7 29 5 7 DISTRICT No. 3 Collected by Mrs W IT Griffiths and Miss Ffoulkes Jones. £ s. d. Mr S Edmunds, Manchester House 0 10 6 Mr Daniel Edwards 0 10 6 Mr J E Jones, Genffron House 0 10 6 Mr Gwilym Evans 0 10 6 Mr H Evans, White Hall Hotel 0 10 6 Mr J D Latimer, Corbett Hotel 0 10 6 Captain Davies 0 10 0 Mr Jones, late Post Master 0 10 0 Corbett Hotel Smoke Room 0 8 8 Mr John Jones 0 5 0 Mr Wynne (blacksmith) 0 5 0 Messrs Davies and Co. 0 5 0 Mr Rees Jones, Maengwyn Street 0 5 0 Mrs Edwards, Corbett Square 0 5 0 Mr T Evans (grocer) 0 5 0 Mr 0 Corbett Jones 0 5 0 Mr John Davies (plumber), Red Lion Street 0 5 0 Mr William Davies, Fronnewydd 0 5 0 Miss Morris, Meiron Arms .0 3 0 Mr John Morris (butcher), Church Street 0 2 6 Miss Edwards, Liverpool House 0 2 6 Mr Thomas, Ironmonger 0 2 6 Air Itees (bootinaket-) 0 2 6 Mr Van Hove 0 2 6 Names omitted 2 12 9 10 4 11 DISTRICT No 4. Collected by Miss Hughes, Ysgoboria and Miss Jones, Hendy. £ s. d. Mr and Mrs Kirkby, Gwrdel 1 1 0 Mr Jones, Pall Mail '0 10 0 Mr II II Hughes, Ysguboria 0 3 0 Mr Pugh, Cynfal 0 2 6 Mr Jones, Hendy 0 2 6 Servants at Hendy 0 2 6 Mrs Davies, Tynllwyn 0 2 6 Mrs Williams, Factory 0 2 6 Mrs Roberts, Brynglas 0 2 6 Mrs Cowley, Ynysmaengwyn 0 2 6 Mr Richard Morgan, Bryncrug 0 2 6 I Mr John Morgan, Mill 0 2 6 Names omitted 2 13 9 5 10 3 DISTRICT No 5. Collected by "F" Company 5th Volunteer Bat- talion South Wales Borderers. £ s. d. Mrs Scott, Peniarth Ucha 1 10 0 Capt Kirkby, 5th V.B.S.W.B. 1 1 0 Mrs Shuker, Tradyddan 1 1 0 Miss Edwards, do 1 1 0 Mr Shuker, Tymawr 1 1 0 Mrs Shuker, do 1 1 0 Mr Corbett, Ynysmaengwyn 1 1 0 Mr Roberts, Chemist, Towyn 1 1 0 Miss Stuart, Peniarth ucha 0 10 6 Mrs Edwards, Rock Springs 0 5 0 Mr D N Kirkby 0 2 6 Mrs D N Kirkby 0 2 6 Mr II W Griffith 0 2 6 Mr Joachim and friends 0 2 6 Lieut Kirkby, 5th V.B.S.W.B. 0 2 6 Sergt-Inst Lichfield 0 2 6 Pte D A Edwards 0 2 6 Names omitted 1 2 6 11 12 6 SUMMARY. £ s. d. District No 1 8 0 0 District No 2 29 5 7 District No 3 10 4 11 District No 4 5 10 3 District No 5 t 11 12 6 Total X64 13 3 DANIEL EDWARDS, Chairman U.D.C. J. LL. HUGHES, Hon. Treasurer. N. J. PRESTON, Hon. Secretary. N. P. Bank, Towyn, 22nd January, 1900. The amount stated above is deposited at this Bank waiting the instructions of the Committee. J. LL. HUGHES, Manager. LAURA WYNNE THOMAS, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all i 'q Creditors and Persons having any Claims or Demands upon or against the estate of Laura Wynne Thomas, late of Bryn Llewelyn, Towyn in the County of Merioneth, widow, deceased, are hereby required to send in the particulars thereof 1 r 0^in Solicitor, Towvn, on or before tne 10th day of February, 1900; and Notice is Hereby Also Given that after that day the Executors will proceed to distribute the Assets of the deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard .n]y to the Claims of which the Executors shall then have notice, and that they wiH not bs liable for the Assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 23rd day of January, 1900. J. CHARLES II UGHES & CO., Of Dolgelley, Solicitors for the Executors. NOTICE TO BUILDERS. TENDERS are invited for the erection of a, New JL Baptist Chapel at Towyn. Plans and Specification may be seen upon applic- ation to the Secretary, Mr J Pickering, Cadvan House, Towyn, to whom sealed. Tenders endorsed Tender for Chapel must be delivered on or before Saturday, January 27th. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. FRANK H SHAYLER, Architect. TOWYN AND ABKBDOVEY STEAM LAUNDRY. FAMILY WASHING done on Reasonable Terms. By Contract if desired. Van collects round Towyn twice a week. Aber- dovey once, and return same week. All Orders promptly attended to. Distance no object. SEND FOR PRICE LIST. Address:— MANAGER, Steam Laundry, Towyn. N.B.-Outdoor Drying Grounds. No chemicals used.
The wa,y in which a certain paper circulating in this district has advocated the claims of Dr Williams' School, Dolgelley, to be recognised as a county school has afforded amusement to many besides the members of the County Governing Body, who of course knew the circumstances. In spite of the lucid statements made by the members of the County Governing Body who drew up the county scheme, the editor still persisted in his efforts to benefit Dr Williams' (Endowed) School at the expense of closing the Boys' County School at Dolgelley, His last act was to write to the Charity Commissioners stating the case for the school, and he received the following reply, which entirely supports the contention of the County Governing Body and cuts the ground completely from under the editor's feet: Sir, lam to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 30th ultimo, and to state that the above-named school is not a county school within the meaning of the Merionethshire County Scheme, and that con- sequently no part of the income of the general fund applicable under clause 49 of that scheme can be applied in aid of the school. I am, sir, your obedient servant, W LEEROY." It is now evident that Dr Edward Jones's quibbles." are facts, and that the editor's facts are quibbles." The members of the Towyn Debating Society have been discussing suggestions for the Improve- ment of Towyn. Some of the suggestions are sound, others are not worth mentioning. The opinion was very generally held that the parapets must receive attention, and if the experience of many sea-side towns is of any weight, the most economical as well as the most acceptable parapets are those constructed of asphalt. The suggestion to plant shrubs and trees about the promenade should be extended so as to include all new streets. The roads generally ought, in our opinion, to be of good width, with broad commodious parapets, and the Council could take no step calculated to have a better effect on the future of the town than to frame by-laws so that all new streets shall be wide and have substantial parapets. There would then be space for trees and shrubs. So far so good. But the peculiar feature of the suggestions is that individual effort comes in nowhere and every improvement must come through the Urban Council. Everything is to be of the cast-iron order. This is not as it should be. If Towyn is to make much headway individual effort will have to be recognised as the most important factor. More people must be attracted to the town if it is to increase in wealth. We should like to know how much effort is expended in actually inducing people to come. There is not one board- ing house keeper in fifty in Towyn who will risk a few shillings in advertising. Towyn ought to be largely advertised in the months of April, May and June in order to extend the season, and a small sum judiciously laid out by those whose interest it is to advertise would result in a large measure of increased patronage. July, August and September can take care of themselves, but an extended season, with some patronage also for the town as a winter resort would bring more money to Towyn than anything else. And when Towyn has the money the improvements will be a secondary consideration. Following up the theme of individual effort, let us urge on the people the desirability of dropping anything which savours of narrow or little-minded- ness. The class of people who move about, who patronise one health resort after another, hate little-mindedness and will not have it served up either in the guise of sectarianism, of party politics, of temperance reform, or anything else. They shun places which are ruled by the straight- laced. If an hotel is desired by the visitors let an hotel be built. Those who object to the hotel will never be required to enter it. Neither should Sabbatarianism be carried so far as to] leave men to go short rather than supply them with food on Sundays. Be open minded, large hearted, be Christians first and denominationalists after- wards, and do not attempt to force either your political, social orfsectarianSviews upon your visitors and ruin your town by imposing all manner of limitations on other people who regard your ideals as nothing better than bugbears.
TOWYN. 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. SUCCESS.—Master Jno Owen, Brynmair, a County School pupil, has passed an examination for ad- mission to the N. & S. W. Bank at Liverpool. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—The number of pupils at the school this session is 108, the largest number yet on the books. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev J D Jones, of Bourne- mouth, has been elected to preach the Union Ser- mon," at the anual assembly of the North Wales English Congregational Union at Llandudno in April. Mr Jones is a brother of Mr Haydn Jones, J.P., of this town, and one of the best known preachers amonget his denomination. GOOD TEMPLARS. On Friday evening, Mr Maethlon James presiding, an address was given by the Rev J H Symond on the Old Century and its Lessons." The address was very instructive, and highly appreciated. On the proposition of the Rev J M Williams, seconded by Mr D 0 Jones, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr Symond. LITERARY AND AIUIICAL.The Churchpeople have decided to hold a literary and musical festival on April 18th, when various competitions will take place. There are some very good subjects on the list, and if competitors can be found the meetings should turn out successful. QUEEN'S SUNDAY.—Acknowledgments for the receipt of the following collections from this district are to hand — Towyn, Y,5 9s 7d; Aberdovoy, £ 28 0;3 2d; Su David's, Abergynolwy 11, L-1 83 6d; Lhm- elltyl, JE1; Llanfachreth, Is; Mallwyd, (Dinas Alawddwy), XIO Ils 8d; Llanaber and Barmouth, IS 12s 2d; Llanegryn, oE2 lls; Dolgelley, X9 14s 9d Machynlleth, 14 13s 4d. WESLEY GUILD.-At the last meeting the debate was on the subject, Whether the world is getting better or worse ? Mr JD Barnett read a paper that the world was better now than ever before, while Mr A H Jones took the other side. The ma. jority voted that the world was getting better. Rev H Hughes presided. NEW WORKS.—The Independents have decided to erect a house for their pastor on the site (pur. chased some years ago), close to the chapel. The decision, we understand, was unanimously arrived at.-The contract for erecting new stables for Mr R Richards, coal merchant, on the premises of Mr J Davies, wheelwright, has been let to Mr Richard Morgan. Everybody will be pleased to understand that the intention to construct the stables on the Cambrian Railways Company's premises opposite a number of houses, has fallen through. LOCAL GossIP.-That the last meeting of the Towyn Debating Society was a most successful one.—A ratepayer is anxious to know how much money would be sufficient to carry out the sug- gestions made by Mr Edmunds and Mr Mason. —He further asks if the estate of the late Duke of Westminster would yield about enough.—That the send off given to the four members of the local company of volunteers on Saturday was some. thing the town will long have cause to be proud of. -That no volunteers in any part cf the country could possibly have been greeted with a more patriotic outburst of good wishes to encourage them on. That those who organised the send off" are worthy of the highest praise. That everything went off in tip-top style.—That the organ at St Cadvan's Church was attacked by "influenza" during the service on Sunday morn. ing. That the efforts of the organist failed to al. leviate its sufferings until after the service was completed, when a perfect cure was effected. > MISCELLANEOUS MEETING.—On Wednesday even- ing, at the Congregational Chapel Schoolroom a most successful entertainment was given under the presidency of the Rev J M Williams, pastor. The meeting opened with a hymn tune. The following interesting programme was then gone through Adjudication on the ties, Misses M A Lewis and M J Owen, equal; essay on Esther," Miss Jennie Jones, Pier Villas; duet, Y ddau wladgarwr" Messrs Hugh Lewis and G D Williams; for the best summary of sermons delivered at the chape] Miss Jennie Jones recitation, Mr H Mason- duet' Y ddeilen ar yrafon," Miss Maggie Owen,Church- street, and Miss M Evans, Bodlondeb; essay, Nehemiah," Mr D Price Junes impromptu speech on Punctuality," best of four, Mr Evan Owen Gwalia writing competition, Henry Owen Church' comP°sin £ atune, (1) Mr Griffifc'h Joneg (2) Mr Rowland Owen; solo and chorus "Llais y nef at Gymry Fydd," Mr 11 W Griffith's party. Miss Maggie Owen sang the solo. This song has been composed by the Rev R W Jones, Berwyn House, and this was the first occasion for it to be sung in public. Mr Jones expressed himself very pleased with the rendering and highly complimented Miss Maggie Owen upon her rendering of the solo. Mr Samuel Edmunds took the prize for the best exposition of Welsh proverbs, Air G D Williams taking second prize. Mr Hugh Lewis was awarded the prize for the solo "Cwyu..p Llewelyn." Miss Maggie Owen gave a good rendering ot "Deryn pur." The adjudicators of the musical items were Messrs D O Jones and Jeremiah Williams, Idris Villas; the latter was, however, unable to attend the meeting through illness, the bulk of the work, thus falling upon Mr Jones. Other adjudicators, were Mr Rees Davies, Miss Morgan, Mr Mason, and- Mr Edmunds. The meeting closed with the Welsh, National Anthem.
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF TOWYN. At last Tuesday evening's meeting of the above society the debate on "Suggestions for the im- provement of Towyn was continued. Mr M James presided, and in opening the proceedings, said that as soon as Mr Dermiss, Manager of the Cambrian Railways Company, had heard that Mr Edmunds had suggested at the last meeting that railings should be placed on the Cambrian Rail- ways property in Station Road he caused to be sent down new railings, which had just arrived (hear, hear). He had also stated that the steam roller was needed in the town, and, peculiarly enough the roller had just arrived from Barmouth(laughter) Mrs Howell Jones remarked that proper use was not made of the recreation ground. Here was a plot of land that could be made good use of Trees shrubs &c, could be planted, and it was quite possible to make it very attractive.—Mr J li Vau- ghn referred to trade patronage mentioned by Mr Edmunds at the last meeting, and said that the prices of articles and goods in the town were too high If prices were reduced it would be one of the best means of improving the town. He should like to see about nine feet of the Promenade set aside for a cycle track. As regards trees in the vicinity of the Promenade (mentioned by Mr R P Morgan) he did not think the Urban Council would plant them, even if they got them for nothing (laughter). What was urgently required in the town was a good reading room, well looked after (hear, hear). He hoped Mr Morgan in his paper of last week did not "drag the guardians to pieces" at the expense of saving the Urban Council.—Mr A H Jones considered that a proper cycle track would be a great acquisition to the town. As regards the need of a hospital in Towyn the place was too healthy and open to require a hospital Ho greatly regretted the closing of St Cadvan s well. With reference to the electric, lighting of the town he had heard only that day that at J estioiog the Urban Council wereVery sorry that a private company had been allowed to supply the place with electricity instead of the Couno f As regards the fire brigade he should be very sorry- to see a £ lo manual engine coming to the place- instead of a good engine which would do valuable- work. A great improvement required was the removing of the Post Office to a central part of the town (heai, heai). Ihe paper read by Mr Morgan lad tneir eyes. The parish was paying towards the support of weak parishes, but he f Jiled to see why the county of Merioneth should support pauper parishes in the county of Montgomery With reference to the suggested reading- room b* held the Council responsive for carrvinf XT — Mr Ernest Richaids said that some of the gestions marie at the last meeting were very g'ood whIlst others were simply "tommy rot" He should like to see golf links at Towyn. Since thev had been established at Aberdovey the class o^ 1 visitors coming,.to the place was far superior^