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AIACHYNLLETH. TESTIMONIAL.—Mr L. Fielden, the newly ap- pointed assistant master of the Board School, on his departure from Portmadoc was presented with a purse of gold by his friends and admirers as a token of their esteem. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. — A meeting ot the Union Assessment Committee was held on Wednes- day, under the presidency of Mr Edward Hughes, when appeals from Darowen, Cemmes, Llanwrin, Penegoes, Pennal, and Caereinion were considered. Several appeals were allowed, but the majority were adjourned. POSTAL SUCCESS.—Mr Hugh Jones, son of Mr David Jones, Penrallt, who was under the tuition of Mr Clements, postmaster at Machynlleth, for a period of eighteen years and who is now stationed at Colwyn Bay, has been successful in passing the civil service examination and is now eligible for appointment as clerk in the service. During the past twelve months four young men who have been under the tuition of Mr Clements have passed this examination. DEATH ABROAD.—News has been received of the death in Australia of Mi Richard Jones, son of Mrs Jones, Maengwyn House, and nephew to Mr E. Morgan, solicitor and late Local Government Board auditor. Mr Jones was well known in Machynlleth about fifteen or twenty years ago, and took a leading part in public life. He was a justice of the peace for the county and was a merchant by trade. In politics he was a keen Radical. He was a member of the Independent Chapel. He left Machynlleth for Australia in 1887. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—A meeting of the I Council was held on Wednesday, when there were present Mr Edward Hughes, chairman; Messrs Ellis Hughes, David Evans, Richard Morgan, Lewis Lewis, John Jones, Rufus Owen, David Evans, clerk David Morgan, assistant clerk, and R. Williams, surveyor and inspector. A clerk, and R. Williams, surveyor and inspector. A letter was received from the Uwchygarreg Parish Council as to the right of the Council to take stones from Pantglas Quarry. It was agreed to communi- cate with Mr R. Gillart, agent to the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry, on the matter.—The sum of £6 was voted towards the repair of Cwmcarnedd road, it being understood that the Council did not take over the road.—The reports of the Surveyor and Inspector were read and considered. They contained nothing of public interest SHOW COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Committee was held on Wednesday, when there were present Mr Ed. Hughes, chairman, presiding; Messrs Rd. Gillart, Sackville Phelps, J. Jones, Scuborycoed Ed. PrItchard, Rd. Ryder, M.Ryder, T. Carruthers, and Mr John Lewis, secretary. Mr G. Evans, Peniarth, and Mr H. Owen, Gwalchmai, also wrote consenting to act as judges at the show.—Mr Robert Williams Wynne, St. Asaph, Mr Alfred Grindell, Bristol, and Mr Pryse Pryse, Lodge Park, wrote regretting their inability to a jt.—It was agreed to write to Mr Arthur Evans, Bronwylfa, Wrexham I Mr Thompson, Mold Mr Green, Welshpool; Mr C. R. Williams, Dolmelynllyn Mr William Jones, Llanbrynmair, asking whether they would fill the vacancies.—Mr D. E. R. Griffith, hon. sec., who I was unavoidably absent, said he had been asked by some friends to insert a class or more for Welsh terriers. The persons who made the request were prepared to offer a guarantee.—Mr Richard Gillart thought the Committee should know whether the persons were subscribers or not, as they might desist giving subscriptions but simply give prizes. This would be a loss.—It was agreed that the acceptance of the offer should be left in the hands of the officials with Mr Gillart. It was resolved to appoint collectors of subscriptions at the next meet- ing. DROWNING FATALITY A sad fatality occurred about seven o'clock on Thursday evening, a young man named Hugh Wil- liam Evans, a chemist's assistant, meeting with his death whilst bathing in the Dovey. It is pre- sumed that the young man, who was accompanied by another youth named John Thomas, son of Mr Thomas, chemist, was seized with cramp. His companion made a heroic attempt to rescue him and nearly lost his own life as a result. Deceased, who was only seventeen years of age, had made many friends in the town and the news of his death caused them great grief. He was the son of Mr John Evans. Tanyfaen, Corris, and a nephew of Mr Hugh Davies, chemist, Machynlleth, to whom he was apprenticed. The inquest was held on Friday evening at the Town Hall by John Row- lands, Esq., coroner. The following were sworn on the jury :-Messrs Richard Rees (foreman), John Evans, John iTregoning-, Richard Roberts, David Williams, W. Pattison, Evan Jones, William Sadleir, Evan Reese, Richard Jones, John Thomas, John Morris, John Lumley, and John Davies! Evidence of identification was given by Mr Hugh Davies, chemist. He also stated that he last saw de- ceased alive at five o'clock on the previous evening. John Thomas, son of Mr John Thomas, chemist, said he was fishing near Felingerrig on Thursday and met Evans, who was a friend of his. He asked him where he was going and he replied, Nowhere in particular." Witness then asked him if he would come and bathe and he replied "Yes." They both walked down the river and went to Sir John's Pool in the Dovey. He (witness) undressed first, plunged into deep water, and swam across. Evans was standing on the bank and witness called out that if he intended coming in he had better look sharp, as he was not going to stay long in the water. Evans entered the river in shallow water, j dipped his head twice under water, and then swam across to witness. After resting a short time, Evans entered the water and swam in the direction of a tree which was growing out f the water. He thought Evans was "treading water" and he told him to be careful in landing, as there were some stones there. The next I thing he heard was Evans calling "Johnnie." He swam across te Evans and tried to catch hold of him by the hair, but failed, as the hair was too short. He then tried to catch hold of him from behind. Evans seemed to be conscious and c&ught hold of his (witness's) leg. He felt exhausted and his hands becoming numbed, he had to let go and he went up to the bank and shouted for help. He did all he could to get Evans to land, but failed. Evans was accustomed to bathing in the Dyssyini and in the sea, and was a fairly-good swimmer. The water was not cold. When he called for help, Mr B. Pearce, followed by Mr Pattinson* came up. j Mr Pearce took off his waders and a portion of his clothing and dived in, but his clothing prevented him from getting hold of deceased. He then came to the side, took off his shirt, and went in again and managed to get hold of the body by means of a fish- ing rod with a large reel on it.—Mr Benjamin Pearce, watchmaker, said he was fishing on the previous evening when he heard someone shouting. He remarked to a friend who was fishing close by, that he was afraid there was some- thing wrong. He went up the bank of the river and saw a boy running to meet him and shouting. He ran to the spot indicated by the boy, and took I eff his basket, coat, and waistcoat, &c. When he t reached Sir John's Pool he saw the previous wit- ness, who told him what was the matter. He had his waders and brogues on at the time, and, after taking off portions of his clothing he dived in, but failed to get hold of the body, as his clothes im- peded him. He came out of the water and took his shirt off and went in again, and, with the aid of a fishing rod and reel, he managed to get tne body cut. They then did all they possibly could to restore animation. The body felt warm when first taken out of the water. When he first saw J. Thomas, he was sitting on the bank and looked exhausted and excited. He knew the river well and considered these pools dangerous for bathing. -Dr Otho Roberts Travers of St. Leonard's said he was staying at the Lion Hotel for fishing. He was fishing in Ffridd Pool with a friend when his attention was drawn to a number of people on the < river bank. He did not think much of it at first, but ultimately he went to see what was the matter and he saw deceased with a number of people about him and some trying artificial respiration. He did all he could to restore respiration, although he thought it was hopeless. He noticed a slight abrasion on the hip. He surmised that deceased must have had cramp. In answer to the Coroner who asked what a person should do when in the water and seized with cramp, witness replied that on feeling cramp coming on the bather should turn over on his back and abstain from struggling.—The Coroner summed up and the jury brought in a verdict of Accidentally drowned while bathing." —A vote of condolence with the deceased's father was passed, on the motion of the Foreman who, in the course of his remarks, mentioned that a sister of Evans's was buried a fortnight ago. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH.—Present Mr David Evans, Pennal, chairman, presiding Mrs Lloyd, Machynlleth, vice-chairman Messrs John Rowlands and John Davies, Machynlleth Lewis Lewis, Pen- egoes John Jones, Darowen Richard Owen, Isygarreg Edward Hughes, Llanwrin John Owen and Meredith JoneB, Towyn William Jones, Aberdovey Rowland Jones, Careinion- fechan Rufus Owen, Llanbrynmair Messrs David Evans, clerk David Morgan, assistant clerk J. Jones, master and relieving officer and Daniel He well and William Jones, reliev- ing officers. Statistics. -Out-relief administered during the past fortnight Machynlleth district, per Mr J. Jones, jE16 16s Sd to 61 paupers. Darowen dis- trict, per Mr Daniel Howell, f39 19s to 14S paupers. Pennal district, per Mr Wm. Jpnes, JC27 5s lOd to 102 paupers Number of inmates in the House, 31; last year corresponding period, 35. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 47 compared with 41 corresponding period last year. Report by Mr BlrcJiam.—The Clerk read the re- port of Mr Bircham, Local Government Board inspector, who visited the Workhouse last week. Mr Bircham said the inmates made no complaints and appeared to be contented and well-cared for. He recommended the Guardians to consider the question of supplying fittings and appliances for the sick wards. The women's yard appeared to be the only one for all classes of females, and it was also used as a drying ground. The yard was badly paved and altogether a most cheerless place. He suggested that a portion of the garden should be converted into a yard for the able-bodied women. Some improvement should be made to secure a better airing court for the old women and sick, and he thought the laundry should be improved at the same time. One woman of unsound mind should have a certificate from the Medical Officer, if the Medical Officer thought that the accommodation was sufficient for such a case. There was no pro- per accommodation for cases of unsound mind at the House. The female vagrant ward was really not fit for the purrose intended. Besides, it was badly placed, the vagrants thus mixing with the inmates. He thought the Guardians had better supply the few women and children that come for a night's lodging with lodging-house tickets.—The Master said there was a small yard in addition to Lhe one mentioned by Mr Bircham. The Inspector had evidently only seen the big yard.—It was agreed to consider the report at the next meeting. Next Meeting.—It was resolved to hold the next meeting of the Guardians that day month. The Boy David Lewis.—six applications were re- ceived to take the boy David Lewis, an inmate of the House, who is stated to be a sharp lad and an excellent scholar, to take him to service.—Mr Lewis Roberts, farmer, Aberdovey, offered to pay the lad f5 10s Mr John Williams, carrier, JE2 18s a year Mr G. E. Jones, farmer, Aberhoran, jE4 a year: Mr David Gillart, Towyn, f5 10s a year and Mr Griffiths, Aberllefeuny, £6 a year, Mr John Davies. painter, Machynlleth, offered to ap- prentice the lad for four years to the painting trade, paying him f4 a year in the second year, f8 in the third year, and E12 in the fourth year. All the applicants offered to provide the boy with food, lodging, and clothes.—Mr Gillart said he pro- posed employing the lad as a page.—A long discus- sion ensued as to whom the lad should be sent. —The Guardians were divided as to whether to accept the offer of Mr Davies. plumber, or that of Mr Giliart.—Mr Wm. Jones suggested that as the boy was a good scholar that he should be sent to the Intermediate School.—Mr John Jones We cannot send people to colleges on the money of the ratepayers.—Mr Rufus Owen Certainly not. —Mr William Jones: Why should workhouse children not have the same education as other children?—Mr John Jones Not on the money of the ratepayers. —The Clerk You could start a subscription list.— Mr William Jones: I am quite ready to subscribe. -Ultimately on the proposition of Mr Rufus Owen, seconded by Mr John Jones and Mr Richard Owen, it was agreed by eight to five to apprentice the boy to Mr Davies, painter, it being stated that the lad was desirous ot becoming a painter. Finanec-The Finance Committee recommended payment of f243 8s 6d county rate to Montgomery County Council, fl87 9s 6d to Merioneth County Council, and JE1 6s lOd in bills and the recommenda- tion was adopted. Maintenance of a Father.-A well-dressed young man from Llanwrin, who was ordered at the last Petty Sessions to pay 2a a week towards the main- tenance of his father, appeared before the Guardians and applied for a reduction in the amount.—It being suggested that it should be reduced to Is 6d a week, it was stated that defendant's brother, although married and with one child, paid his quota without a murmur. Defendant's father was in receipt of 4s 6d weekly relief.—It was agreed to refuse the application. A Towyn Case.—Mr Haydn Jones, J.P., Towyn, wrote with regard to the case of an old woman at Towyn whose relief had been reduced. She was old and infirm and after paying the rent— £ 4 a year —she had little left for food. He thought the Guardians should grant the same amount as before. —Mr John Owen, a guardian for Towyn, said he would look into the case. A Machynlleth Case, -Mr John Rowlands refer- red to the case of a woman pauper in Garshon-lane and said the Medical Officer ought to visit the House. He did not think she lived in healthy sur- roundings. He had a reason in bringing the matter forward.—It was agreed that the Medical Officer should visit the House and submit a report.—This was all the business. CAMBRIAN RAU,WAYS. -Approximate return of
traffic receipts for the week ending June Ilth, 1899: Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 2.849 merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 2,S21 total for the week, £ 5,670; aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 116,5S1. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year: Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, &c., £2,846; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, E2,512 total for the week, 95,358 aggre- gate from commencement of half year, 9115,369. Iucrease for the week Passengers, parcels, &c., £3; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 309 total for the week, £312; aggregate from com- mencement of half-year, ;C-. Decrease for the week Passengers, parcels, &c., i- mer- chandise, minerals, and live stock, f- total for the week, £ —; aggregate from commencement of half-year, E-. Aggregate increase Passengers, parcels,&c.. £ 1,026; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £186; total for the week, :C- aggregate from commencement of half-year, 91,212. Aggre- gate decrease: Passengers, parcels, &c., £-; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £- total for week, ;C- aggregate from commencement of half-year, E-.
RELIEF STAMPING. Plain, Cameo, Colour, and White Relief Stamping, from dies of any pattern. AT THE Cambrian News Offices, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH.
00 *• t i ABfiRDOVKK. WEATHER.—90 6 hours bright sunshine was re- corded here last w ek. The highest temperature rec)rded during tne week was 76 and the lowest 62. TEmPEItANCE.-On Sunday evening the temper- ance meeting was held out in the open air when Mr J. Lui-nl-y presided. There was a large crowd. Excellent speeches were delivered by the Rev Mathias, Barmouth. Mr Davies, Aberystwyth College, and the Rev J. O. Thomas, Aberdovey. SHIPPING —The seumers.0. Telephone" arrived on Tuesday night with a cargo of mixed goods and left on Wednesday for Liverpool. On Sunday the Ellen Beatiiee" arrived in ballast from Dublin also the Pride of Anglesea" from Belfast and on Monday the "Mervinia" from Dublin in ballast, and the Village Maid" weut out in tow for Port- madoe. LITERARY INSTITUTE -The Lord Bishop of Bangor, who is now residing at Panteidal Hall, near here, has sent a subscription of a guineit to the Secretary towards the funds of the Literary In- stitute. Mrs Howell, Craigydon, has also sub- scribed ten shillings towards procuring the Dry- burgh edition of Scott's novels for the Institute I library. TOWYN AND ABERDOVEY URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL, JUNE 9TH.—Present Mr Daniel Edwar,is, chairman Messrs E. L. Row- lands, J. Hughes Jones, W. Jones Hughes, D. R. Davies the Deputy Clerk; Messrs P. H. Hughes, ex survf-yor E. V. Edmunds, sur- veyor Edward Williams, inspector and J. Jones, sub-inspector. THE CLERK. A letter was reid from Mr W. R. Davies thank- ing the Council for their sympathy with him in his illness and hoping to be able soon to resume his duties.—The Chairman was sure all the membeia wished Mr Davies a speedy recovery. BAD HOUSES. The Inspector stated that nothing had been done to a house in Isandula.terrace, and it was de- cided that unless the work was done in seven days proceedings be taken.—The Inspector stated that Bryngwian was still in the same state. The mat- ter had been before the Council for a long time.- Mr D. R. Davies said if the Council did not carry out their resolutions people would take advantage of it. He proposed that proceedings be taken.— The Clerk said a summons had been taken out against the owner which was returnable at the next sessions. RAILWAY FACILITIES. The Chairman observed that Mr Denniss had met the Towyn members in reference to railway ar- rangements for Towyn.-In reply to Mr Hughes Jones, he said Mr Denniss was asked whether the fast trains would stop at Towyn during the sum- mer, but he could not say that he promised that.- Mr Hughes thought the Aberdovey members should also have a conference with Mr Denniss. Mr D. R. Davies thought it was rather selfish on the part of the Towyn members to have left Aber- dovey out altogether.—The Chairman said the grievance that Towyn had chiefly was the insuffi- ciency of their siding. He did not know that Aberdovey had any such complaint.—Mr Davies proposed and Mr Hughes Jones seconded the proposition that Mr Denniss be asked to receive a. deputation from the Council as a whole as repre- senting Towyn ani Aberdovey.—The proposition was agreed to. THE INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector reported that nothing had been done to Cynfal Farm (owner, Mr Corbett) which he had reported three months ago to be in a most dilapidated and damp condition. He added that Mr Hali and Mr Gillart had been to see the house, but were undecided what to do with it. Mr E. L. Rowland proposed that as the agents had not taken action that Mr Corbett be written to. Mr Hughes seconded the proposition which was carried.—The Inspector reported to the same effect in reference to Erwporthor, of which the owner was again Mr Corbett.—On the proposition of Mr Hughes-Jones, it was decided to write to the agents.—It was also resolved to write to the owner of Bwlchgwyn (Miss Rowlands) calling her attention to the state of the house. DUCKS SWIMMING IN A WATER SUPPLY. The Inspector reported that the stream which formed the water supply of Tynllwyn Farm and several cottages was being polluted by the occupiers' ducks and he also saw a cow in the stream.- It was agreed to write to the owner of the houses calling attrition to the matter. a SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr E. Vaug in Edmunds, the newly-appointed surveyor, pres- nted his first report and hoped the confidence which the Council had reposed in him would be enhanced by personal knowledge. He entered -upon his duties on the Monday previous. He had visited 'he works at Aberdovey and found the reser ir full with a little over- flow. He und, fstood that there was a considerable quantity of water running waste at Aberdovey owing to defective mains or fittings. The matter would have his immediate attention, so that they might secure the maximum storage in case a drought set in. The wall on the lower side of the manure heap at Bwlchgwyn was being pro- ceeded with so as to prevent possible contamination of the water supply. A watering trough for Mr Owens, Bwlchgwyn Farm, such as he applied for, could be fixed at a cost of 30s. The improvements to the footpaths at Copperhill-street, Aberdovey, were being proceeded with. The new sewer and water main at Cae Vaenol, Towyn, was being laid. As the water pipe joining the main with the man- hole ran along the back of the houses of Mr Morgan the builder, that gentleman had offered to pay a portion of the expense if allowed to take the supply for his houset. He asked for instructions regarding Pier-road and pathway which were in some parts ABERDOVEY. HARLECH CASTLE. very inconvenient. He asked the Council's per- mission to take a pupil into his office.-As there were no Towyn members present with the excep- tion of himself, the Chairman suggested that the matter relating to the town mentioned in the report should be referred to the Towyn Committee. The Surveyor said some of the matters were urgent, and the Chairman said the Committee might carry out anything that could not wait.—Mr D. R. Davies hoped nothing would be done before it was first passed by the Council. -M r W .[Jones Hughes said the custom had always been for the members of the re- spective wards to see to matters in their own wards.— Mr Davies said he would not be a party to that kind of thing.-Mr Jones Hughes We have always done it.—The Chairman said members knew the wants of their own wards better than anybody else.— Mr Davies I do not dispute that, but if we are goingonlikethis why not separate altogether?—Mr E. L. Rowlands said when there was a question of a large expenditure the Council discussed it, but trifling matters were referred to the local committees.—Mr Jones Hughes proposed that the matter be referred to the Towyn Committee with power to carry out what was urgent.—Mr Rowlands seconded.—Mr Davies proposed as an amendment that the matter be referred to the Towyn Committee who should submit their report to the Council before anything was carried out.—The Chairman: Will anyone second the amendment ?-Mr J. Hughes Jones There is no doubt that too much of this kind of thing is going on.—The Chairman Do you second the amendment ?-Mr W. Hughes Jones (hesitat- ing) It is a trifling matter certainly in this case, but Mr Davies is quite right.—Mr D. R. Davies said he was under the impression that Mr Rowlands was going to place that subject on the agenda for that meeting so that they might be able to discuss it, otherwise he would have done so. It was an important matter. A lot of money was spent for which they were answerable to the ratepayers, but if it was spent without the Council knowing any- thing about it, the members could not help them- selves.—Mr Rowlands said he had made enquiries as to the practice at Aberystwyth and Carnarvon, but it appeared that those cases were not parallel. Here Aberdovey and Towyn constituted one urban district, but they were far apart and members in Pennal could know nothing about the requirements of the upper portion of Towyn. Another thing, each paid its own expenditure while in other towns there was only one fund. Under these circum- stances, he thought it was right that the local com- mittees should deal with urgent questions.—Mr W. Hughes Jones said there had been a great deal of irregularity in the proceedings of the Council owing to the absence of Standing Orders. They must have Standing Orders if they were to carry things on properly.—No one seconding the amendment, the proposition was then carried.—The Surveyor's re- quest to take in a pupil was granted on the proposi- tion of Mr D. R. Davies. HOPRLAND VIEW WATER SUPPLY. Mr P. H. Hughes, in accordance with the request of the Council, presented a report as to the respec- tive merits of the two schemes for supplying water to Hopeland View before the Council. It will be remembered that after the Council had fixed upon one scheme, Mr Hughes Jones brought forward a second scheme which he claimed to be cheaper and quite' as effective.—Mr Hughes, reporting on the two schemes, stated that No, 1 scheme was 520 yards in length and scheme No. 2 only 274. The estimated cost of scheme 1 was;C120. The promoter of scheme 2 had not furnished him with any esti- mate of its cost. He had therefore prepared one in the best way he could with the material at his com- mand and he made it come to fSl 5s, so the difference in the cost was £ 38 15s. He submitted an Ordnance Survey map with the course of the two proposed lines marked thereon as well as the course of the water main from the break pressure to the town. The only thing in favour of No. 1 as against No. 2 scheme was that it provided better facilities for developing the town. The fields marked on the map were to his mind particularly desirable sites for building. The tenant of Tyddyn- rhysygader was already applying for water. That place, as well as the fields named, could be supplied at a very much less cost from No. 1 than from No. 2 scheme. A glance at the map was sufficient to convince anyone that the building sites named could be supplied at very much less cost from No. I than from No. 2. It was for the Council to decide whether the developement of that part of Aberdorey which was growing so fast was worth 938 15s or not. Number 2 scheme was quite capable of supplying the present requirements. He was neither prejudiced in favour nor against one of these schemes, but his experience in Towyn fuHy convinced him of the desirability of providing for the future develop- ments of growing towns like Towyn and Aber- dovey.—Mr W. Hughes Jones said the Committee had decided to hold a public meeting to decide the question.—The matter was therefore deferred. THE SURVEYOR. On the suggestion of Mr P. H. Hughes, Mr Hughes Jones proposed formally that the ex-Sur- veyor should hand over the property of the Council in his possession to the Surveyor.—Mr Rowlands seconded the proposition which was agreed to.- Mr Hughes Jones said he was glad to hear from Mr Edmunds that Mr Hughes had very willingly given him every assistance in his power. That must have been a great help to the Surveyor, Mr Hughes knowing the district so well. He thought it very generous and honourable on Mr Hughes's part.—Mr Hughes said he thought it was his duty to do so. His connection with the Council com- menced somewhere about twenty-seven years ago and he was bound to say it had been rather a pleasant one. Sometimes there had been storms. but he did not think during the whole time he had had a single enemy on the Council. Now that he was parting with it, if it were only from a sense of duty to the Council, he would do his best to assist his successor. He could feel very much for Mr Edmunds. Coming as he was to a large district like that, he would for some time need help and in- formation from persons better acquainted with it than he was.—Mr Hughes. Jones said in regard to the storms he had alluded to, he was sure Mr Hughes was always very successful at pouring oil on the troubled waters. MISCELLANEOUS. A letter was read from the agent to the Bishop of Bangor asking the Council to repair the wall at the end of Panteidal. The matter was referred to the Rural Ward Committee.—A letter was read from the police officer at. Towyn stating that he had caught a person cycling on the promenade in defiance of the rules.-It was decided not to take proceedings in this case, but to do so in all future cases.—The Council then rose
A Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench on Tuesday heard a test case from Nottingham raising the question whether persons possess the requisite qualifications to hold off beer licenses when they merely manage the places they occupy for brewers in return for weekly wages and are liable to be sent away at a week's notice. Mr Justice Grantham was of opinion that the persone in question were entitled to hold licences and Mr Justice Lawrence that they were not. Both judges expressed a hope that the case would be taken to the House of Lords, in order that the question might be finally settled.