ABERDOVEY. THE WAR. Mrs M L Lewis, Bryndovey, has sent to Mrs Anwyl, Llugwy, a complete feather bed and bolsters for the wounded soldiers at the front. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Monday of Mrs Evans, widow of the late Mr Elias Evans, for many years postmaster at Aberdovey. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr R Rowlands, Tredegar Arms, Towvn. She had been sinking for a long time. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday) at the cemetery. LECTURE.—On Monday evening the Rev Rhys J Hughes, Bethel, delivered a lecture at the Congre- gational Chapel on Lessons from the life and character of the late Mr T E Ellis." The lecture was very interesting. GOLF.—Several golfers are now staying and are daily playing on the links, among them being a son of the Right Hon Mitchell Thompson and his tutor, who are stayirg at the Marine Hotel, and Mr C M Wells, the well-known cricketer, who is staying with Mr C H Allcock, president of the club. This winter there has been no water on the links which are now in splendid condition, three greens having recently been returfed at a cost of about 160. The present membership of the club is 157.
DOLGELLEY. THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.—Mr Reginald Hughes, son of Mr J Charles Hughes, solicitor, of this town, whose offer to join the Imperial Yeomanry for service at the front has been accepted, is attached to the Wiltshire Company. LIBRARY.—The committee met on Tuesday even- ing to appoint a librarian for the existing room, and to make other alterations with the view of improving the present condition of the room pending the fur- ther progress of the permanent building. ACCIDENT.—On Thursday evening an accident was caused by a runaway horse. As Dr Jones' Brynffynon, phaeton was being driven from the station, the horse got frightened by the smoke from the train, and galloped away. Mrs Clarke, Bod- lendeb, was knocked down and sustained rather severe injuries. The horse afterwards dashed into the window of Mr J C Hughes' office. The horse put its head through the window in front of which a young man was working, and so frightened was he that he swooned straight off. Mrs Clarke is pro- gressing favourably under the care of Dr H Jones, Caerffynon. OF INTEREST TO EVERYBODY.—Once again the annual Clearance Sale, previous to stock-taking, is on at Commerce House, Dolgelley. This season, the extraordinary mildness of the weather, has caused the demand for warmer clothing to be very small, and mateiials to be marked loiver than usual, with the result that the Stock in these Departments are naturally somewhat heavier. The consequence is that those who have not yet procured their regular supplies are now offered Greater Inducements than have before been possible both in regard to Sterling Value and Cheapness, and present purchasers are assured of reaping the full advantage by securing these Goods at Greatly Reduced Prices. This un- precedented opportunity should not be missed without first seeing these Bargains, which are offered at comparatively nominal clearance prices. —John Griffith, proprietor. [Advt. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—At a meeting of the Governors on Monday the result of the recent examination for five entrance scholarships offered by Mr William Evans, of Birmingham, was made known. The examiner, Mr J C Evans, headmaster of the Bala County School, placed the candidates in the following order of merit and by a resolution the five were ordered to be admitted :—G Edward Evans, Brithdir Board School Moreton James Davies, Dolgelley Boys' Board School; R W Jones, Brithdir Board School: J D Williams, Dolgelley Boys' Board School; E R Brown, Dolgelley Boys' Board School.—At the same meeting it was unani- mously agreed to elect Mr Wm Evans of Birming- ham a Governor of the School. The offer of the same gentleman to contribute C50 in furtherance of Evening Continuation Schools also received due consideration and the steps to be taken in the matter were agreed upon. PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY. Before Dr Edward Jones, Major Scott, and Mr J Meyrick Jones. THE LATE MR FRANCIS EVANS, J.P.—The Chair- man announced the receipt of a letter from Mrs Evans acknowledging the vote of condolence passed by the Bench at their last sitting. THEFT OF A FERRET.—William Roberts, English Terrace, was charged with stealing a ferret on the 7th inst. the property of Chi-xies Jones, Cefnmaeian. --Ser.-t Breeze said as the result of receiving in- formation he went to the Cei'nmaelan. lie saw Jones, the son, and asked him if he had lost any- thing. He replied that he had lost a ferret from, the stable. On his return to town he went to English Terrace, saw the accused, and asked him for the ferret. He said it was upstairs. Bright, a son-in-law who was in the house, said it belonged to William Roberts. He charged Roberts with stealing it. Accused replied, "No. I did not steal it. 1 bought it from a farmer at Islawrdref." He knew the man and he had a strong voice.— In answer to the usual charge accused pleaded guilty and pleaded for leniency.—The Chairman said they would that time be lenient with him, but in future he must be very careful. He would be fined 10s and costs.—Two young lads who accompanied the accused were subsequently brought forward and received a reprimand from the Chairman. A BRUTAL ASSAULT.—Richd Bright was charged with having assaulted Rowland Jones, Cefnmaelen. —Supt Jones explained that the complainant was the young son of Mrs Jones, Cefnmaelan. Last Saturday he saw the defendant and others on his land and went up to them. After some few words Bright struck the young lad with a stick on his head and he became for a time unconscious.—Defendant pleaded guiltv.-Supt Jones said he had before been fined for an assault.—The Chairman said that it was a very brutal assault on a young fellow who only simply asked for his own property. A fine of £ 1 and costs would be imposed or 21 days' imprison- ment. The fine would have to be immediately paid. No LIGHT.-Evan Roberts, of Mallwyd, was charged with riding a bicycle without a ligbt.-De- fendant admitted the offence and was fine Is and costs.
BARMOUTH. THE LIBRARY. — £ 1,150 has been promised to- wards the erection of a free library in the town. Of this sum X300 was contributed by Mrs Talbot and X630 general subscriptions has been paid into the bank. The plans, which were submitted to Miss Cobbe, Hengwrt, have been returned and ap- proved. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly sessions was held on Friday when the magistrates were Dr Charles Williams, Messrs Edmund Buckley, Lewis Lewis, M J Morris, and J Evans. John Hughes, Yigra, Bontddu, was charged by P.O. D Roberts with having been drunk on the 16th December on a public highway at Bontddu. This was his first appearance. Fined 5s and costs.—John Powell, gardener, Llanaber, for being drunk and disorderly on the 23rd December was fined 5s and costs.— David Jones, Hendreclochydd, Llanaber, for a similar offence was fined 2s 6d and costs.—On the application of David Owen, rate collector, the case against Philip Jones for non-payment of rates was adjourned. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. A special meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, Mr Edward Williams presiding. CARTING OF HOUSE REFUSE. The General Purposes Committee recommended the Council to purchase a horse and two carts, and that a stable be erected on site adjoining the Re- creation Ground, the cost of the stable not to exceed £ 50.—Mr 0 Williams proposed that the surveyor should prepare a plan of the stable and that the same be referred to the General Purposes Committee for approval and with power to act.- Mr 0 W Morris seconded the proposition, which was carried.—Mr William Owen said he had on another occasion asked for the reason why it was intended to buy but one horse when it was well known that two horses were absolutely necessary to cope with the work ?—Mr E Davies Will Mr Owen be satisfied if the answer is given him privately in committee after the Council ?—Mr Owen Yes, but I do not see why a reply was not given me last week.—The subject then dropped. THE PARAPETS AND THE PROMENADE. The Surveyor submitted a report of his visit to Rhyl, Llandudno, and Colwyn Bay, to make in- quiries as to the best mode of making parapets. He explained the proceeds by which macadam was made, and said that the above places found it worked very satisfactorily.— Mr Evan Richards What is the difference in price between macadam and concrete ?-The Surveyor: It is less than the half. I do not think it is possible to make cement pavement under 3s a yard.—Mr Hugh Evans (who accompanied the Surveyor) said that the Council's object in sending them to make inquiries was not in order to know how to make parapets, but to find out which was the best and cheapest way for the ratepayers. As the result they recommended the Council to adopt the system in vogue at Llandudno. The parapets and the parade at the latter place were of asphalt, which looked very well. It also lasted for a long time and went very hard. They, in Barmouth, could pave the streets at a cost of 2s per yard, which did not include the curb stones, or 4s with the latter. The Llandudno Council were prepared to sell them tar for this work or to give the services of a capable workman to assist in carrying out the work.—Mr J Richards proposed that the Council proceed on the lines of the report and that application be made to the Llandudno Council for tar, and that the Works Committee report as to the progress of the work.—Mr D E Davies seconded.—Agreed. THE PIPE LINE. A long discussion took place in regard to this matter. At the last meeting the contract of Mr Evan Williams was accepted, but in the meantime death took away the Engineer (Mr T Roberts, Portmadoc). The contract was thus not signed and the Council found itself in a difticulty.- The Clerk advised the Council that they could not proceed without having somebody to supervise the works. He understood that Mr R Joces (Mr Roberts's late assistant) was engaged for the next three weeks with another work. It was of im- portance for the Council to proceed at once or else the work would not be completed for the next season.— Mr Hugh Evans proposed that the matter be left in the hands of the Clerk to have the con- tract completed and ready to be signed, and that a special meeting be held in a week.— Mr J Richards seconded.—Mr W Owen proposed an amendment that the matter be left in abeyance until Mr Roberts's successor be appointed.—Mr Owen Wil- liams seconded the proposition, but on being in- formed. that the matter would come before the next meeting the amendment was withdrawn, and the original proposition carried. THE INQUIRY. The Clerk stated that in reference to the inquiry to be held next Friday, he had written to the Local Government Board endeavouring to get the inquiry into the application of the Council for loans held at the same time as the inquiry into their applica- tion to borrow money for carrying out work of water supply. His brother (Mr Lloyd George, M.P.) had also called at the Local Government Board Office. No reply having been received he wrote again pointing out that the engineer (Mr T Roberts) had since died, which placed the Council in an awkward position, and urging that as an additional reason for delaying the inquiry. How. ever, a reply had just been received stating that the inquiry would have to be held next Friday, and that they could not take both applications at the same time.—The Clerk said the only thing for the Council to do now was to prepare for the inquiry. The Chairman, Mr Wynne Williams, Owen W Morris, Edward Williams and Captain E Richards were appointed in addition to the officers, to appear and if necessary to give evidence.—The application of the Rev Arberth Evans for the extension of the sewerage works to his place was referred to the General Purposes Committee.—It was decided to sell 3,000 bricks from Eithinfynydd to Mr D E Davies at the usual price.
MACHYNLLETH. WAR.—A public dinner was given on Friday evening at the Lion Hotel, presided over by the Mayor, as a send-off to two natives of the town, who are about to leave for the front. The two men are J Arthur and Alfred Harris. The dinner was arranged by Lieutenant Wakefield. POLICE COURT.-At a special police court held on Monday morning in the Town Hall, before Messrs Richard Rees aud Richard Gillart, Edward Jones, Lion Hotel, applied for an extension of time for two hours on the occasion of the railwaymen's supper on Thursday night.—The application was granted. THE NEW WOMAN."—On Thursday evening Mr W 0 Jones of Aber delivered a lecture at the Wesleyan chapel on "The new woman." Mrs Maglona Lloyd presided, and in a carefully thought out speech urged the women of Machynlleth to accept more fully the ideas of the new woman in as much as home government was affected. BOARD OFfjjGUARDIANS.—WEDNESDAY. Present: Mr David Evans (chairman), Mr Lloyd (vice-chairman), Messrs Edward Hughes, John Jones, John Rowlands, Humphrey Jones, John Owen, Ellis Jones, Rufus Owen, W Evans, John Davies, Ellis hughes, John Owen, Rd Morgan, Meredith Jones, and Rd Owen, with Mr Dd Evans (clerk), and Mr D Morgan (assistant clerk). MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that there were 31 inmates in the House as compared with 42 during the cor- responding period of 1899. John Wise and George Wilson, two tramps, some weeks ago absconded from the House. They were arrested and discharged by the magistrates on the strength of a statement that they left because their clothes were not dry. On December 15 the Marchioness Dowager of London- derry gave the inmates the usual Christmas treat. Her ladyship who was accompanied by Lady Beaumont, assisted at the tables. There were also present Canon, Mrs and Miss Trevor, Rev D T Hughes and Miss Shoening. A large Christmas tree loaded with presents was given by Lady Lon- donderry. The usual dinner was given on Christ- mas Day. There were present Mrs Lloyd, Mr David Evans, Dr and Mrs and Master Matthews and Mr David Morgan. The inmates passed a vote of thanks to the Guardians for the dinner. The following ladies and gentlemen sent presents: Mrs Lloyd, Mr Sackville Phelps, Dr and Mrs Matthews, Mr Edmund Gilliart, Mr R Gillart, Mr David Evans, Mrs Thomas Thomas, Mr David Morgan, Mr Edward Hughes, Mr John 0 Williams, Mr R Rees, and Mr E Rees. Mr and Mrs Francis sent zEl towards providing a tea on January 4th. During the past eight weeks 137 vagrants had been relieved as compared with 172 during the corresponding period of 1899. John Breakwell, aged 78, took leave of absence on January 2nd and came home drunk. For this offence he was put in the tramp ward.—On the motions of Mr John Rowlands and Mrs Lloyd, votes of thanks were passed to Lady Londonderry and all those who had assisted at the Christmas treats. THE TREATMENT OF TRAMPS. The Clerk asked what was the reason the clothes of the tramps were not dry.—The Master The men complained that the stove was small.—The Clerk: Then you say that this was the reason of their dismissal?—Mr Edward Hughes (who sat on the case) said that his impression was that there was some neglect, and the Master ought to have seen that the men were properly treated. Ap- parently the Master did not see that the men's clothes were dried.—The Master: No, it is quite unusual for me to go into the room. But I send a pauper to put the fires there.—The Clerk: He is not a legal official.-Mr Edward Hughes The Master should have seen that the clothes were dry.—The Master I never go into the room. I do not think it is right for me to go there. I will go if the Board ask me; but I think I will be risking my life by going there,—The Clerk: How is that? Someone must do it.—The Master: There might be infectious disease there and it is better for one to go than two.-The Visitors Committee weie asked to report upon the matter. THE COUNTY BASIS ASSESSMENT. A letter was read from the Clerk of the Mont- gomery County Countil enclosing a copy of a basis for assessment for the whole of the county. The rate had been made by a committee upon reports received from the several Unions of the county. Any objections had to be forwarded before the 17th inst and these would be considered on Friday, 23rd February.—The Guardians had no objection to the basis adopted. DR ROWLANDS' SALARY. A letter was read from Dr Rowlands, Towyn, as follows :—Dear Sir,—I do not accept the terms offered by the Guardians at their last meeting as a satisfactory answer to my application of the 4th September. Owing to the ingratitude of the Guar- dians I shall in future expect all those who have a right to order medical relief to do so in a proper and legal manner, and I shall expect. all such cases to be included in the annual list of paupers. I shall also be glad if you will explain to the overseers their duty as regards application for medical relief, as in future I shall give no more services to the guar- dians than my contract demands."—The clerk said that the cases mentioned could not be included in the list.-No comment was made on the letter. STATISTICS. The following amounts have been paid in out- relief during the past fortnight per Mr John Jones, Machynlleth, X17 14s, to 61 recipients; per Mr D Howell, Darowen, zC33 lis, to 136 recipients; per Mr Jones, Pennal, 928 6s, to 101 recipients.
MARKETS. WELSHPOOLGEXERAL,Monday.—Wholesale prices Butter Is 3d to ls4dper lb eggs 0 to 12 for Is fowls Os Od to 3s Od p,r couple chickens, 4s Od to 5s Od; ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 6d; rabbits, Is 6d to Is 8d per couple. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY.—Eggs 0 to 12 for Is butter Is 3d to Is 4d per lb; fowls 3s Od to Os Od; chickens 4s Od to 5s Od ducks 4s Od to 5s Od rabbits, Is 6d to Is 8d per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. Wheat, only small business, about Friday's rates. 1 Californian, 6s 2d 1 Duluth (new), 5s lOJd to 5s lid Northern 2 spring, 5s 10Jd to 5s lid. Beans, 6d turn better 2 —Saidi, 28s 6d to 28s 9d. Peas, 5s 6jd. Oats, 2 little more inquiry at late rates. Maize, only slow business-old mixed, 313 5d to 3s 6d new, 3s 5!d 4 to 38 5d. Flour, unchanged. 4 BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY.—Slow demand for cattle. Prices ruled as follows:- Beef, Here- fords, 7d; shorthorns, Od to 6d bulls and cows, 4-ld to 6d calves, Od to Od wethers, 8d to 8jd ewes and rams, 5d to 6d per lb. Short supply of pigs, but trade active-bacon pigs, 7s lOd to 8s Od porkets. 8s 6d to 9s 3d sows, 5s 9d per score. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—Prices: — Good to prime hay, 70s to 87s 6d inferior to fair, 55s to 65s good to prime clover, 75s to 100s inferior to fair ditto, 60s Od to 70s mixture and sainfoin, 60s Od to 85s Od; straw, 24s to 36s per load. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. At market :— 2,426 cattle, with trade strong at full prices; sheep, 8,136, only choice weights in demand calves, 126, all but fat and choice animals dull. Quotations as follows :—Cattle, 5d to 8d sheep, 5d to 8d calves, 5d to 8d per lb. 2 2 LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET, HO N Dky.- Numbers: Beasts, 1,022; sheep, 4,532. Quotations Best beasts, 6d to 6jd second, Ed to 5gd third, 4id to 2 2 4 5!d best Scotch sheep, 7:j to 8d other sorts, 6d 2f 1 2 to 7d per lb. The supply of stock was smaller than last week, showing a decrease of 591 beasts, and a decrease of 1,187 sheep. Slow demand for all classes at about late rates. CORK BUTTER, Thursday.—Primest, —s prime, —s firsts, —s; seconds 93s kegs, s thirds 77s kegs -s fourths —s fifths —s choicest —s; choice -s; superfine —s fine mild 96s kegs—s mild —s choicest boxes —s choice boxes, -13 In market 38, which were classified as follows:— Primest 0, prime 0, firsts 0, seconds 19, thirds 8, fourths 1, fifths 0, choicest 0, choice 0, super- fine 0, fine mild 3, mild 0, choicest boxes 0, choice 0, unbranded 7, kegs 1. Fresh butter A, 101s to—s; ditto B, 89s to 88s. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. The following were the quotatiors:- White wheat (old) Os Od to Os Od white wheat (new), 3s lOd to 4s Od per 751bs red wheat (old), Os Od to Os Od; red wheat (new), 3s 9d to 4s Od per 7blbs old oats, 13s Od to 14s Od new oats, 10s Od to 11s Od per 2001bs; malting barley, 14s Od to 16s Od; grinding barley, 13s Od to 14s ad per 2801bs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— Quotations -Butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per lb; eggs 8 to 9 for Is; beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 8d to 9d veal, 6d to 9d pork, 6d to 8d fowls, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple geese, 8d to 9d; turkeys, lOd to lid per lb; potatoes, lOd per score. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—There was a good supply of stock at 'the Smithfield on Wednesday, and a good sale was effected, prices remaining about the same as last week. Messrs Whitfield and Son sold 195 cattle and calves, and 844 sheep and pigs; Messrs Hall, Wateridge and Owen, in conjunction with Mr Doody, sold 90 cattle and calves, and sheep and lambs; and Messrs Whitfield and Batho had their usual sales. Prices ruled as follows :— Beef, 6d to 7d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d per lb.; veal, 7d to 8d per Ib pork pigs, 8s Od to 8s 4d bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 7s 9d per Ecore. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY. —Quotations as follows Wheat (new) 118 6d to 12s Od per 225 lbs barley (new), 16s Od to 17s Od per 280 lbs; oats (new), 10s Od to lls Od per 200 lbs; butter, Is Id to Is 3d per lb eggs, 10 to 12 for Is; fowls, 3s 6d to 5s Od ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 6d rabbits, Is lOd to 2s 2d per couple apples, 2d per lb. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. —Wheat, 3s lOd to 4s Id per 75 lbs; barley, 3s 6d to 4s Od per 70 lbs; oats, 2s 6d to 3s Od per 50 lbs; eggs, 10 to 11 for Is; butter Is 2d to Is 3d per 16 oz fowls, 3s 6s to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; potatoes, Od to 9d per score; oeef, 5d to 8d; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 7d to 9d; veal, 7d to Sd; pork, 6d to 7d per lb rabbits, Is lOd to 2s Od per couple apples, Id to 2d per quarter. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY.—As might be ex- pected, the check to prices administered at the wool sales in London has not been with effect here. It would be hardly possible to-day to obtain such prices as on Monday for any wool which is of short or inferior quality, and the tone generally is cer- tainly less confident. Nevertheless it is claimed by sellers that all good qualities of new wool are as dear as ever. Under existing circumstances users are naturally wholly disinclined to come into the market except for what they are forced to buy, but sellers, on the other hand, are not greatly disposed to press matters and still express some belief in a reoovery. English wools are quieter and less firm also because of the check, but mohair is firm, with a good demand, especially in the lower qualities.
CO R RES P O N DEIS CE. DOLGELLEY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. To the Editor. Dr Hugh Jones, medical officer of health, writes as follows :—I would like to be allowed to explain in reference to Sir Richard Wyatt's letter pertaining to my report on his property called Garthissa, that I was not present when this letter was read, and that, I was informed on arrival that the matter was adjourned for a month owing to the recent death of Lady Wyatt. As this fact is not publicly mentioned by you, and as the letter as it stands is a grave reflection upon my official capacity, I shall be extremely obliged if you will allow me now to state that I shall advise the Council at its next meeting to serve the owner of this property with the usual notice, calling upon him to im- mediately rectify the defects described in my report. If he fails to comply with the terms of this notice I shall then have an opportunity of proving on oath the correctness or otherwise of my report.
the town had appreciably benefited by them. He also believed it was high time to remove the Post Office to a central place in Cambrian square. The question brought forward by Mr R P Morgan in regard to the poor rates at the last meeting was one worthy of the attention of the whole ratepayers in the parish.—Mr D 0 Jones said that the sug- gestion of Mr S Edmunds with reference to a marine lake to the north of the town was totally impracticable. It had cost the place thousands of pounds to jemove water from the marsh. One great improvement necessary was to establish a staple industry in the district. They had one industry-the enamel works. He believed the quarries in the district could be re-opened. Instead of making a marine lake to the north of the town, he suggested that willow trees should be planted and a basket-making industry established.—Mr W H Edwards, Mr W A Evans, and Mr R R Roberts continued the discussion.- Mr D A Hughes (chemist) remarked that more light was required near the promenade, and a new shelter or two.—The readers of papers having replied to the criticism, the President said that the remark made by Mr W A Evans had struck him very forcibly. He believed it would be to the advantage of the town, morally and temporally, to provide a suitable place for the young people to spend their time of an evening (loud applause). The President concluded by moving a vote of thanks to Messrs Edmunds, Morgan, and Mason.—Mrs Stealey seconded the proposition, which was carried unanimously.