MEKIONJJjTH QUARTER SESSIONS. A UNIQUE RECORD. The Trinity Quarter Sessions for the county of Merioneth were held at the County Hall, Dolgelley, on Tuesday before A. Osmond Williams, Esq., deputy chairman, in the chair Thomas Edwards, Edward Griffiths, Edward Jones, R. Prys Owen, Cnarlea Williams, John Williams, Ellis Wilkin, 0. Slaney Wynne, J Leigh Taylor,Esqrs., Dr J. E. Jones, Dr Edward Joaes, and Major G. F. Scott. There were also in attendance Mr Robert Jones, clerk cf the peace. Major Best, chief constable, and J. Charles Hughes, Esq., under-sheriff. ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM MR POPE, C. The following letter was received from Mr Sarrmol Pope, Q.C., formerly deputy chairman of Quarter Sessions:—" April 10th. I am in receipt of reso- lution passed by the Merioneth Court of Quarter Sessions on April 4th. I beg to thank the Court moat cordially for its friendly terms and to assure my colleagues that as I felt the position of depufY chairman to be one of great honour I retired from it with the greatest reluctance, cherishing the kindliest recollections of the indulgence and courtesy I have always received from every member of the Bench. GRAND JCRY. The following were sworn on the grand jury — Mr Ellis Pugh Jones, Llwyndu, Llanaber (foreman); Messrs Griffith Davies, Tonfanau Hugh Evans, Hengau, Corris; John Lloyd Evans) Hendrecoed- isaf David Evan Hughes. Old Post Otfice shop, Dolgelley; John Jones, Cildydd, Talyllyij: Wil- liam Jones, Garthgallf, Llanaber Edward ewis, Glanywern, Llanegryn Edward Owen, Tymawr, Towyn Evan Owen, Fronheulog, T-ilyllyn Ellis Roberts. Tyglas Thomas Rowlands, Llettyganol David Tudor, Glanmachias, Llanegryn Cadwaladr Williams, Tyddyn-y-pandy, Llanaber Howell Williams, Tynllwyn. NO PRISONERS. The Clerk announced that he had received a certificate from the Carnarvon gaol saying that there were no prisoners for trial. THE CHARGE. The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, addressing the grand jury said he must first of all express the regret, wnich he had no doubt all present felt at the unavoidable absence of their worthy chairman, Mr W. R. M. Wynne, the lord lieutenant, from whom he had ceived a letter apologising to the Court for his ab- sence. He had a most pleasant duty to perform that day. It was to congratulate thegrand jury, the pol- ice, and all persons connected with the Court, on the remarkable immunity from crime in the county. At the last three courts of quarter sessions in suc- cession there had been no cases for trial. This had never taken place before in Merionethshire. He firmly believed there was no county in the kingdom with such a record It was a record which they might all feel justly proud of. He did not know to whom the credit was due—whether the citizens were becoming more and more law. abiding or whether the police under the command of their worthy chief constable were becoming more vigil- ant, although vigilance had always been a marked characteristic of the Merioneth police. He ex- tremely regretted that the gentlemen consist- ing the grand jury should be summoned to attend a at which there was no business to transact, and he earnestly hoped that their legislators would sooaer or later find some means for them to escape this unnecessary attendance. It was ex- tremely hard on the farmers to have to attend caseless courts especially during the harvest, as was the case in the present instance. He had re- ceived a copy of the Chief Constable's quarterly report, which showed thit there were lorty-five cases less this quarter compared with the corres- ponding quarter of last year and twenty-two more cases as compared with the last quarter. The decrease was in the following offences :—Common assault, 7 drunkenness, 16 vagrancy, 13 and keeping dogs without licenses, 8 total, 4-1. There was an increase of five persons in the number arrested for simply larceny are compared with the corresponding quarter of last year. He would like to bring to the attention of-the Court a letter which he had received from Mr E. Parry Jones, "governor of Ruthin Prison, with regard to the Prisoners' Aid Society. The objects of the Society were to aid destitute and deserving prisoners on their discharge with money, food, clothing, railway fares, &c., aud to endeavour tc help them to obtiin employment and assist them in any other way which commended itself to the discretion of the Prison Management Committee. It appeared to him (Mr J :;ne) a mockery after discharging a prisoner who had served a sentence to tell him to lead an honest life. It was not sufficient to punish prisoner", but effjits ought to be taken to make beit-r men and women of them when they were released. He (the Deputy Chairman) thought the Society worthy of patronage. The CHIEF CONSTABLE stated that the Court already subscribed to the Society. WHITE GLOVES. The grand jury having been discharged, the UNDER-SHERIFF (Mr J. C. Hughes) on behalf of Mr R E. Ll. Richards, the high sheriff, isked the Deputy Chairman to accept a pair of white gloves. The Sheriff had also asked him to offer his con- gratulations on the appointment of Mr Williams as deputy chairman, and had expressed the hope that he would preside on many occasions in the future over maiden court*. The DEPUTY ÇHIIAN having acceptsd the gloves and tendered his acknowledgment, the Court • rose.
ST DAVID'S "COLLEGE. ANNUAL D EG REE DAY. SPEECHES BY THE WELSH BISHOPS. On Tuesday degrees of B.A. were conferred upon graduates of St David's Co lege, Lampeter, after the June examinations. There was a large attend- ance from all parts of Wales, including the Bishops of Llandaff, St Asaph, St David's, and Bangor, as well as prominent educationists connected with the Principality. At eleven o'clock the Town Hall was filled by a brilliant assembly to witness the conferring of degrees. A procession was marshalled at the College and with apparitor at its hrad marched through the main street of the town to the Town Hall. Instead of occupying the woolsack, the bishops occupied the bench and were supported by the notables present, The Principal of th. College (the Rev LI. J. M. Bebb, M A.), took his seat in the body of the hall and with the assistance 0: Professor Robert Williams and Profeaser Wade, conferred the degrees, the ceremony being per- formed as usual m the Latin language. The other parts of the hall were occupied by the guests the day. The Principal opened the congregation in Latin and called upon the Rev F. W. Spurling, the ex- aminer in classics and theology, to read the general report of the examiners. The Rev F. W. Spurling, M.A., the examiner, then read the report upon the results of the ex- amination held in June, 1899, as follows ;—In the third year no candidates presented themselves for honours Except in classics. On this subject W. J. Gravell was very good and is placed in the first class: the other obtains a second class. For the ordinary degree, one only out of fourteen failed in the examination. very good work was done, especially upon theOldTestamentandSt.Augustine; and there was very little poor work on any subject. Of six candidates who applied for the licence in divinity, three failed the work of one, R. R. Hughes, was very good indeed. In moderations, iionours, theology, the work corresponded to the promise of last year. Although one only, B. Parsons, could be placed in the first class, and the remaining three in the third, each of the latter in some papers reached a standard considerably higher. For honours in science, the work of one candidate, W. J. Thomas, was very good in all the papers and of special excellence in chemistry, magnetism, and electricity. Another candidate obtained a third class tue third failed to satisfy the examiners. The papers for ordinary modera- tions compare unfavourably with the work of lat year. As many as six out of fifteen failed to The answers on the Prayer Book and on the New Testament were disappointing and did not show any marked development, except in two instances. In the classical prepared work the harder Greek author was better known than the easier Latin historian. In the latter subject three candidates failed badly and the general level of answers wai low in the former the translation was, as a rule, done well, while questions on the subject matter produced creditable answers from a fair proportion of the candidates. Upon the whole list, the sub- jects which seemed to have been prepared best and studied most intelligently were English literature and the Greek author. For responsions it may be remarked that a large' number of candidates pre- sented themselves and that an unusual proportion of these offered honour subjects. In theology, one very promising candidate, J. R. Edwards, did good work on all the papers. Although no second class was awarded, one candidate would have ob- tained this distinction if his work in Hebrew had been better. Only one candidate showed any satis- factory knowledge of the elements of Hebrew. The examiners feel themselves justified in award- ing an aegrotat to one candidate who was prevented by illness from completing his examination. For honours in classics there were four candidates, two are placed in the second class and two in the third. One might have gained a first class had he given more time to the preparation of some of the set books and subjects. For honours in history there were six candidates and the general level of their work was decdedly h'gh. Two, T. C. Phtllipldnd J. C. Rundle, obtain a first class, one a seeoud, three a. third. Of the last three one did good work on all but one subject. The papers of T. C. Phillips on English and Roman history are worthy of special recommendation. Of four candidates for honours in science one obtained a eeoond class, the remaining three are placed in the third. The weakest work was in mechanics, where the candidates appear to have relied too much upon their recollection of formula, and the algebra work was incomplete and marred by in- accuracy. Upon the other hand, the answers on trigonometry were very good. For ordinary re- sponsions the work was as usual unequal. Out of eighteen candidates six failed, but four were placed in the first class and four in the second. The two nest candidates did work of great promise. For part A there were six candidates as compared with ten last year only one attained the standard of the second class. Out of eighteen first year biennials, as many as five obtained a first class and four a second class. Six failed, but upon the whole the wcrk in this department showed a great improvement on that done in previous years. The examiners have had occasion in former years to draw attention t) the unnecessary prolixity of many of the answers aDd to the lack of intelligence shown in the failure to grasp the question really set They are glad to recognize in the present ex- amination a marked improvement in this respect. (Cheers.) The PRINCIPAL then said—It has been the custom bef re degrees are conferred on this occasion to give those who are interested in St, David's College some account of the past year. I purpose to mention first of all some details in connection with what I may call the internal history of the College. We have admitted since last October forty-nine students, as compared with thirty-seven and thirty- fmr in the two preceding years, This is an abnormally-large number and as comparatively few are taking their degree on this occasion, we expect that the number of students in residence next year will be larger than at present. There was groun-i for believing that the quality, as well as the numbers of those who came to the College this year wa-i above the average, and the results of the pre- sent examination have justified that anticipation. Among the biennial students especially the number of first c'asses is very high. At the pr-sent time some thirty per cent. of our students are taking the honours course either in theology, classic, mathematics, history, or science, and though all these subjects are not represented among the honour students in each year, yet in all we have students whose work has reached a high standard and give promise of good work yet to come. It is satisfactory to be able to add that of those candi dates for the final examination for the B.A.de^reenot one of those who have been in residence during the past year has failed to satisfy the examiners. That important side of the College life which is bound up with clubs and societies has, I believe, flourished during the past year. I hope that an increasing number of our students will realize the value of regular physical exercise and will throw themselves heartily into those games especially which effect the corporate life of the College. (Cheers.) I am very glad also to be able to report a year entirely free from disciplinary trouble of any kind. Com- pliance with regulations such as a college imposes can not be of course anything like a full and adequate test of the tone of an institution. But unless I am much mistaken, and I do not think I am, our students as a body will respond to and justify the confidence which I shall always wish to place in them. (Applause.) I am deeply thankful after a year's residence here to be able to speak in this way and I am sure there are many who will be glad that it is possible to speak so hopefully not only about the intellectual, but also about the moral and religious atmosphere of the place. (Hear, hear.) Amongst the personnel of the staff. there are sundry changes which affect the management and teaching arrangements of the College. After holding the office cf senior bursar for some years Professor Scott—(cheers)—has resigned that position. The College Board has already placed on record its sense of the very greai services he has rendered in connection with the finance of the College and I am glad to have the opportunity of making this public reference to them. (Cheers.) In taking over from him the office which he has held, I venture to hope that a somewhat prolonged period of a very neces- sary retrenchment may be followed now by a time of equally necessaiy expenditure. (Cheers.) The expense of education has increased rather than diminished in recent* year9-and I shall venture to make aa-appeal fof funds to which I shall look, I am sure not in vain, for a generous response amongst all who have, the welfare of the College at heart. Our mathematical lecturer (Mr E. E. lioberts) has left us for work elsewhere after a short ay among us and his place has been taken by his brother (Mr W. M. Roberts), also a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, who has already won the junior university mathematical scholarship, and, we hope, may win senior. The College is to be I sincerely congratulated on the succession of dis- tinguished mathematicians it has attracted for some years pist, all of them being in the very front rank of younger Oxfoid mathematicians. We have also to regret the very great loss to the teach ng staff of the College caused by the appointment of Mr Camber Williams to the post, of canon missioner in the diocese ot St. David's. His foremost thought has, I believe, always been to try and make as efficient as possible iu every way those of our students who are looking forward to working us clergy in Wales. Though I cannot but congraui late the diocese on the choice which the Biihop has made, I feel that the gain of the diocese involves a very real loss to the College. (Hear, hear.) The position of the Collpge School was a year ago a very pressing difficulty on financial grounds. ThiS school is of very great value to the town and neighbourhood and its mainenance is of very great importance to the College. I am glad to say that there has been a very generous response'to my ap peal for support. A certain amount has alreaiy been spent, and much more must be spent in Me coming vacation to equip the school in such a way that the sb.-t1 may be helped as much as possible in their- teaching. All these who can speak from experience otthe boys who pass from the school into the College know very well the excellent re- sults which the school teaching produces. The numbers of boys have risen considerably during the pas: year and I hope we may see further substantial increase. (Cheers.) Of what I may all the external history of the College there is little to re- cord. We have had continued evidence from time to time in the ecclesiastical appointments that Lampeter men are doing good service to the Church, not only in Wales, but also indifferent pirts of England. Three times during the year and in three different dioceses, Lampeter students have been placed first in the bishops' examination, and I may perhaps say from my experience of examinations in the diocese of St. Alapb, that the worK: done compared in no sense unfavourably with similar work done in an English diocese. At Oxford four of our affiliated students bold substantial scholar- ships or exhibitions. One of these has been gained during the past year by Mr D. J. James of St. John's College. We hope that some of them may appear high in the class lists next year. It will be of interest to the old members of the College to mention that a new edition of the calendar is in preparation and will appear before the end of the year. I con- clude my review of the year by calling attention to three points of general interest: the first affects the system of affiliation by which students of certain colleges, of which ours is one, are allowed to take a degree at Oxford or Cambridge with a shorter term of residence than is required of other students. A change has been made in the regula- tions at Oxford which we have accepted for the present in the hope that the concession may be a substantial help to those who wish to obtain an Oxford degree. It is now possible for a man to go on after two years' residence here and take an Oxford degree after only two years' residence there. The second change is connected with the D.D. degree. The conditions under which that exami- nation is held will be completely changed after 1900; with the object of securing that they shall be more in accord with those which obtaii^elsewhere for the fame degree. Thirdly, I wish to call attention to the arrangements which have been made for a week of theological lectures to the clergy, to be given here in September. It is hoped that such gatherings here, as elsewhere, will stimulate theo- logical study amongst the clergy and also attract old Lampeter men and others here for a pleasant week and so make the College more useful to the Church in Wales. We are fortunate in having secured on this the first occasion three such lecturers as Dr Gibson, Leeds, Dr Robertson, King's College, and Canon Bernard, Salisbury. (Ap- plause.) I cannot close my report without a few words of a personal character. As I look back, I muft express my sincere gratitude for the reception which has been given us at Lampeter, and also, I think I may add, in other parts of Wales. I look forwaid hopefully, may confidently, to the future. I know that differences of opinion must arise which will affect not only details of arrangement, but also more serious questions of principle. But such differences are inseparable from, are even essential to, progress. I only hope that they may be ex- pressed fairly and be based on a just, full, and sympathetic consideration of facts. I have no educational programme to produce, for in educa- tional matters I am somewhat of an opportunist and not unwilling to make experiments where pos- sible, provided it be recognised that they are ex- periments. (Hear, hear.) But I hope it may be our aim to turnout men from Lampeter who will give fair and impartial consideration to the opinions of others, but who will not be afraid to t-hink for themselves and who will be able to express their opinions temperately and effectively. (Hear, hear.) I conclude by an appaal to old members of the College, both those who are leaving it now and those who have left it in days gone by, many of whom we are ghd to welcome here to-day. I ask them to co-operate heartily with us here in helping forward to the best of their power the welfare of an institution to which I feel sure. they will reo cognise their own debt and for which they can, if they will, do so much. (Applause.) Degrees were then conferred in the following order :— B.D.—Rev Benjamin Davies, B.A., Plymouth Rev George Griffith Williams, L.U., vicar of Ely, Cardiff. Theological certificate (supplemental) T. F. Fisher, B.A., Ammanford. B.A. DEGREE.—Honours, classics Class 1—W. J. Gravell, Kidwelly. Class 2- w. H. Davies, l Lledcod., Ordinary, Class 1—M. S Davies, Ponty- pool T. R. Jones, Pontrhydyfen R. J. B. Mor- gan, Dolgelley. Class 2—G. Abel, Lampeter; J. Alban, Lampeter D. Evans, Llanddewibrefi F. A. Flynn, Ashford John Jones, La.mpeter Tom Jones, Lampeter J. E. Phillips, Lampeter J. R. D. Williams, Tregaron. Class 3—T. J. Davies, Gartheli L. W. Williams, Llandovery. LICENCE DIVINITY.—Class 1 —R. R. Hughes, Ruabon. Class 2—Owen Hughes, Penrhosgarnedd. Class 3—Henry Evaus, Pembrey. MODERATIONS.—Honours, theology C'ass 1—B. Parsons, Salisbury. Class 2—D. L, Davies, New- castle Emlyn S. J. Evans, Barry; William Evans, St Clears. Science Class 1- W. J. Thomas, Llanarthney. Class 3—David Jones, Gartheli. Urdinary 1—T. D. Lloyd, Lampeter. Class 2—H. C. Davies, Llanvvrda A. Griffith, South- port. Class -D. J. Artbur, Carmarthen R. P. Davies, Cenarth Joshpa Davies, Llangybi G. R. Jones, Llanfihangel R.C. A. E. Lloyd, Lampeter; J. D. Thomas, Portardulais—Theological certificate (specialists) Class 3—T. Felix, Llanybyther D. Jones, Gartheli. RESPONSIONS.—Honours (theology): Class 1- J. R. Edwards, Wattstown. Class 3—H. B. Fair clough, Mirfield D. H. Pierce, Holywell; M. H. Ridgway, Altrincham. Aegrotat: W. W. Griffith, Neath Abbey. Classics Class 2—J. T. Lewis, Llanon, Cardiganshire; J. W. Stewart, Silian. Class 2—T. A. Harries, Abergwili; E. R. T. Scott, Birmingham. History; Class 1—T. C. Phillips, Morristou; J. C. Rundle, Swansea. Class 2—J. t. A. Thomas, Lampeter. Class 3—W. V. On vies, Llanybyther G. A. Green. Llywtl J. W. Lloyd, Llanpumpsaiut. Science Class 2—T. J. Lloyd Llanarthney. Class 3—J. G. Deightou, Appleby I). R. Evans, Llanon, Cardiganshire J. Goodrich, Llwynypia. Ordinary Class 1—J. H. Davies, Newcastle Ernlyn John Hughes, Pwlh li D. H. Jones. Felindre D. J. B. LeWIs, Mnrriston. Class 2—T. L. Evans, Abergwynti D. F. Hughes, Waen- fawr, Carnarvonshire Robert Jones, Abergele J. E. Rowlands, Ystrad Meurig. Class 3—W. T. Brien, Llansamlet; D. R. James, Lampeter A, S. Jones, Ammauford Daniel Jones, Aberdare. Part A. Class 2—T. L. Bell, Lampeter College School. Class 3—D. J. Evans, Aberayron County School Evan James, Pencader County School E. D. Thomas and E. D. A. Williams, Lampeter College School. FIRST YEAR BIENNIALS.—Class 1—Thos. Davies, Dowlais; H. W. Heaviside, Milford Haven J. R James, Cwmamman H. Lunt, Pwllheli; Gwilym Roberts, Cardiff. Class 2—E. D, Henry, Dafen Edward Jones, Ammanford Gilbert Williams, Aberavon Hugh Williams, Llangefni. Cla-s 3— 0. R. Owen. Pwllheli Thomas Williams, Cefn- coed. Satisfied the examiners—John Abel, Lam- peter. PRIZES.—Theology—B. Parsons. Classics—W. J. Gravell. Science—W.J.Thomas. HIstory-T. C. Phillips. Hebrew (Ollivant)-B. Parsons. The examiners were—For the B.D. degree The Rev Edward George King, D. D., and the Rev Herbert Ryle, D.D., Cambridge and the Rev Robert Lawrence Ottley, M.A., Oxford. For the B.A. degree and the licence in divinity The Rev E. M. Walker, M.A., Oxford (classics) the Rev Joseph Lloyd, B. D., vicar of Llanpumpsaint (Welsh); the Rev J. F. Bethune Baker, M.A., Cambridge (theology) the Rev F. W. Spurling, M.A., Oxford (classics and theology); Mr J. G. Leatham, M.A., Cambridge (mathematics); Mr Sidney Skinner, M.A., Cambridge (science); and Mr G, H. Wakeling, M.A., Oxford (modern history and English). The congregation was then prorogued. THE LUNCHEON. At one o'clock, the guests and College staff &a down to luncheon in the Hall of St. David's Col- lege School. The following accepted invitations The Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire (Colonel Davies Evans) and Mrs Davies Evans; the High Sheriff of Cardiganshire (Mr James Jones, Swansea); the Bishop of St. David's and Mrs Owen the Bishop of Llandaff, the Bishop of St. Asaph, and the Bishop of Bangor Sir Robert A. Cunliffe, Wrexham; Mrs and the Misses Lewes, Llanlear; Mr J. C. Harford, Falcondale Mrs and the Misses Harford, Blaise Castle; Major, Mrs, and the Misses Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron Mr and Mrs Inglis Jones, Derry Ormond Mr and Mrs Wa'irlingham, Hafod Mr J. E. Rogers, Abermeurig Mr, Mrs, and Miss Davies, Froodvale Miss Lloyd, PontllwDi; Captain James Patry, Tyllwyd Mr T. H. R. Hughes. Neuaddfawr; Dr and Mrs Ryle, president of Queen's College, Cambridge; Dr Lock, warden of Keble College, Oxford the Principal of Urasenose Col- lege, Oxtor i; Principil and Mrs Roberts,University Coil gt; of Wales, Auerystwyth Principal Reichel, University College of North Wales, Bangor Mr A. G Legard, chief inspector of Welsh schools; Mr T. Darliugtoa, Aberystwyth, and Mr L. J. Roberts, Rhyl, ctors of schools the Mayor and Mayoress of Lampeter (Mr and Mis Tivy JOlles); Archdeac in Bevan, Hay; Archdeacon E mondes, Bridg n) Archdeacon Lewis, Golden Grove the Revs D. an ) Mrtt Jones, Lmpeter; J. R. Buckley, Llandaff; rj. G. Brown, principal of Carmarthen Training College E Williams and I, s Williams, Nantcwulie Jos-hua Davies, L'an- ,hI 111 T. R. Davies and Mrs Davies, Llanddewi- brefi T. C. Edmunds and Mr-* Edmunds, Trefilan J R wlands, Llanbedrog J. M. Griffiths and Mrs Gritfichõ, Aberayron J. D. Lewis and Mrs Lewis, PCllcarreg; D. Morris and Mrs Morris, Siliau J. Morris and Mrs Morris, Llanybyther Mrs and Miss Evans. Taliesin Hopse; Dr Griffiths, Lam- pe er Mr, Mrs, and Mus Fowden, Lampeter Miss Hankes Price, Mr LI. Bankes Price, Doldrement Mr and Mrs f. Lloyd, Derry House Mrs and Miss Atterbury Thomas, Millbank M< and Mrs D. Jones, Old Bank Mr and Mrs R. Evans. Pontfaen House'; Mr J. Martin Jones, L. and P. Bank Mrs Freeman, Dawlibh Mrs Jones and Mr A. R. 1. Jones, Werndriw Lodge Mrs J. E. Phillips, Benin; Rev E. Evans and Mrs Evans. Lampeter; the Headmasters of Y strad Meurig (Rev John Jonej), County School Aberystwyth (Mr D. Samuel), Llandyssul (Mr and Mrs Lewis), and Tregaron the Revs J. Herbert, Llanllawddog R. H. Jones, Wiston T. Davies, Gartheli; H. Morris, Ab°ravon J. N. Evans, Llangybi R. Lloyd Jones, Deny Ormond J. Evans, Llanarthal J. Thomas, Godre'rgr»ig; T. Jones and Mrs Jones, Eglwyswrw J. Lewi*, Llanfallteg D. Richards, Llandyssilio- gogo N. Thomas, Llanbadarn D. D. Evans and Mrs Evans, Llandyfriog S. W. Jenkins, Oxwich J. Lloyd and Mrs Lloyd, Llanpumpsaint; D. Davies, Mardy E. P. Jones, Moylegrove T. W. Longfidd, High Halstow A. A. Matthews, Blaen avon J. G. Mathias and Mrs Mathias, Kilvey and Miss Mathias, Newcastle Emlyn D Morgan, Pontardulais M. Grifihhs and Mrs Griffiths, Llan. crwys W. Howell, Garthtrengy; W. A. Lloyd, Taliaris; T. M. Morgan and Mrs Morgan, New- church W. W. Edwards, St. Marks, Swansea W. J. Evans, Lampeter D. R. Evans, Brymbo A. 0, Evans, Connahs Quay W. G. Williams and Mrs Williams, Lampeter.; T. Jones. Llanddewibrefi J. Jenkins, Llanpumpsaint; R. Jones, Llanfachreth J. Ll. Williams, Llauguicke; J. R. Thomas, Car- digan D. Thomas, Llanybyther; Mr D, F. Lloyd, Lampeter W. G. P. Symonds, Oxford W. D. J. Jones, Lampeter T. Jenkins, Borth J. H. Roberts, Penybont F. J. Francis, Carmarthen and others. After luncheon, the PRINCIPAL, who presided, proposed the royal toasts and said the boy in the fable had to let go some of the nuts in order to get a smaller handful out of a jar so, having a great many nuts in the form of speakers that day—not nuts to crack, he was glad to say—and anxious to pull them all out, he hoped that none of the speeches would be lengthy. (Laughtsr and hear, hear.) Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE, proposing the toast of the Visitor of the College" (the Bishop of St David's), said as he came from North Wales he could remltid the company that North Walians knew what manner of man his Lordship was. He would-not say that they grudged him to South Wales when he left North Wales, but they lost him with very great regret. But, as they knew, the cream came to the top and by a sort of natural preroeative Dean Owen found himself bishop of St David's and head of that great and important diocese. (Cheers.) He need not tell them, I as it was a matter of common knowledge' that in the short period of his episcopate the Bishop had won for himself not only the respect and admiration, but the cordial good will of both clergy and laity. (Hear, hear.) It must be to him a matter of the deepest interest to return to that College and to hear so favourable a report, on the whole, of the doings of the College. It was not an exaggeration to say that the future of the Church in Wales, which had its own special difficulties was largely bound up with the future of Lampeter College. (Cheers.) If the high water mark of Lampeter College was what they all hoped and believed it would be then he ventured to say that the Church in WTales would occupy about the same place. (Hear, hear.) If they could imagine such a misfortune as that tne Lampeter College should fall from the position itnow held instead of rising as they confidently believed it would rise, higher and higher, then he ventured to say that the fortunes of the Church would sink with it, because it depended so'largely upon the men who left Lam- peter with holy orders whether or no the Church of the Anglican communion and the Church in Wales was presented to the people of Wales iu the way they all desired. (Applause.) The VISITOR (the Bishop of St. David's), who was received with cheers, responding, said he had found the proposer very sensible of the difficulties and responsibilities of the office he had the houour to hold and he was, further, aware that the office of visitor of that College had a special responsibility of its own. When he mentioned the learned men who held the office before him, he felt that there was only one qualification he could with any great confidence cluim for himself and that was a very warm and thorough interest in the welfare of St. I David's College. (Cheers.) He took that interest on personal grounds and also on grounds of principle. He could never forget that he spent eleven very happy years within the College and, standing in that School Hall, none of them, he thought, would care to forget the great and generous man whom he always considered as the second founder of Lampeter—the Bishop of Chester, j ^hecrs.) He desired to echo what Sir Robert Cunliffe said as to the immense importance of St. David's College to the welfare of the Church in Wales. No one who knew the country would doubt the truth of that statement—that the future of the Church in Wales for good or evil—for gooi they all most humbly trusted—was bound up very closely indeed—more closely indeed than many of them realized—with the future of St. David's Col- lege. (Hear, hear) There were many questions and problems in front of them as Churchpeople and he ventured to think that none was greater or more far reaching in importance than the proper supply of the future clergy. (Cheers.) He was glad to see that the laity in that diocese, as well as in other dioceses, but to speak more particularly of St. David's because he was personally concerned 'n it—the laity of that diocese last year showed by the way they supported the diocesan fund how anxious they were to do what they could to pro- vide more adequate maintenance for the Christian mini&try and he would take the opportunity of saying to his reverend brethreu, the clergy present, that a parish clergyman'could hardly do a more im- portant service to the Church than by looking out f"r really qualified men to seek holy orders— qualified not only in head, but still more in heart. (H. itr. hear, and cheers.) He had a great belief in overcoming evil with good and theonly way to keep the standard from going down was to determine to rise it up, and he thought the clergy in the different parishes if they only realised the importance of the metier might solve the difficulty very quietly and very efficiently. (Cheers.) To pass on to other things, he was sure they were all delighted to hear that morning not only the measured and favourable report of the examiners, hut also the sound—if he might charac'erize it by one epithet—report of the Principal. That was the first time for Principal Bebb to take the chair on a degree day and he should like to express on bis own aud others' behalf great thankfulness for his pr sence at Lampeter. (Applause ) All who read the report would be convinced that they had in Principal Bebb not only what he was—one of the most distinguished of English scholars—but one who was capable of taking an all-round and wise view of the situation of the College. (Applause.) he need not tell gentlemen who had taken their degrees, but he might mention it for the sake of others, that in going about the country as he (the Bishop) did he heard a great deal necessarily about the College and he had heard in many quarters, and nothing to the contrary, very warm expression of the sympathetic kindness of the Principal towards Welsh students. (Cheers.) As Principal Bebb had the misfortune to be an Eng- lishman in Wales—(laughter)—he thought he might be permitted to make public that secret. (Renewed laughter, and hear, hear.) Before sit- ting down, he wished to endorse what the Principal said about his invent ons. He did not put it very plainly —no doubt they would hear more shortly- but the Principal intended making an appeal to the friends of the College to support that insti- tutio The Church in Wales was justified In re- posing in Mr Bebb (the fullest confidence as prin- cipal of Lampeter. In these days when there were anxious questions before the Church—more, p-rhaps, in England than in Wales, and to say that he thought meant saying a very great deal— it was no use tor Church people in Wales to say that they had full confidence in the Principal and in the College unless they did what they could to express that confidence in some practical way, though he was aware that there was in other dioc-ses as well as in St David's many objects of toeir owo requiring money. Nevertheless, he noped that when the time came for the Principal to make his appeal, all in the four dioceses, now happily represented on the Council of the College, would stand shoulder to shoulder and do whatever they were told was necessary for the welfare of the College. (Applause.) M rING LTR JONES, Derry Ormond, proposed the "Health of the Bishops and Clergy of Wales," observing that it was a source of gratification to the College to have encouragement and personal snpport from the dignitaries Lof the Church. (Cheers.) The Bishop of LLANDAFF, acknowledging the toast, said he could not express the feeling of relief he felt at listening to the clapping of hands which occurred in recognition of the toast. When he saw the toast on the list he thought that the Principal had been somewhat rash iu inserting a rather risky toast in present circumstances and at the present time—(laughter)—for the company were aware that a large section of the laity whose opinions were represented in the public press were of opinion that the subjects of the toast which httd been so cordially drunk were not much worthy of the recption which had been given to that toast. The"clergy were condemned as law breakers aud the bishops were condemned most of them as tolerant of the law-breaking and some of them as encouragers of it. In those circumstances, then, it was a great relief to him to hear that toast so well received. (Laughter.) Might he say that he thought that the public press had taken an exaggerated view of the e,wil and, he also thought, had done scant justicfe to those who had to deal with the trouble. (Hear, hear.) He had then done with the disagree- able part of his speech and would come at once to a very agreeable part an3 that was one which referred to Lampeter College. He had visited the College 00 many previous occasions and 00 each occasion he had gone away gratified, refreshed', and thank- ful, because he had seen at ail times a steady growth in the efficiency of the College, and also a st-ady growth in its popularity. That day he hid more cause to be thankful than ever at the results he had witnessed and the reports he had heard. He had never heard a more satisfactory report by the examiners from the cider universities to test the knowledge of the students and he did not think he had ever seen a more enthusiastic or larger gathering of the friends of the College than on that occasion. Therefore, in respect of efficiency and popularity, he thought the institution had reached what Sir Robert Cunliffe had called high water mark. (Applause.) He quite agreed with his brother of St. David's in feeling that the interests and welfare of the Welsh Church almost entrely depended upon the quality of St. David's College, Lampeter and if they would allow him to give them the experience of sixteen years of an episcopate in Wales he wa ab'e to tell them that in the ordination examinations he had held during those years, which was a test of efficiency in the branch of knowledge which was especially required in a clergyman, he had foun.d a steady growth and, what was far better, he had found a steady growth in the high character of the clergy who had gone out to work in the diocese of Llandaff. (Cheers ) For those reasons he we> t to Lampeter tha.t day as he should go away with a truly grateful heart. (Cneers.) He looked forward to the future of Lampeter C dlege with fulllhope aod confidence that the future improvement of the College would be rapid and marked because, in the first place, one of the great difficulties of Lampeter College in the past had been the imperfect preparation of the students who entered the College on account of the deficiency in elementary and inter- mediate education in Wales. (Cheers.) That deficiency was lessening every day, and as the schools improved so he was sure the students who went to Lampeter to finish their education would come better prepared and so be able to distinguish themselves still more than they had done in the recent examinations. (Cheers,) His Lordship concluded by welcoming Principal and Mrs Bebb to Lampeter, hoping that the compan- ionship of Welshmen and Welsh-women and their other environments at Lampeter would be so pleasant that they would never wish to leave. (Loud cheers.) The B:shop of ST ASAPH, also responding, con- gratulated the College on the appointment of Prin- cipal Bebb and assured him that though Bangor and St Asaph were far removed from Lampeter their interest in the welfare and prosperity of St David's College was not less keen than that felt by those living immediately under the shadow of the College. He had seen many changes in the College, and he was not one of those who cared very much for the compliments cf shallow optimism, but he thought it was a hard fact that during the last twenty-five years the College had made very solid progress. He felt sure that under the principalship of Mr Bebb the College would take no detriment, and thit the same pro- gress which marked the past would be continued. The Bishop of Llandaff had referred to the crisis in the Church and his (the speaker's) little nut was this. There were, as they knew, some changes proposed some years ago with regard to the posi- tion of the Church in Wales which alarmed them all, but that chauge was averted by the loyalty of their English brethren in a very large measure. It seemed to him, bearing in mind that in politics the unexpected always happened, there was still danger that that loyalty, largely by events to which he need not specifically refer, might he less potent if similar changes were proposed in the im- mediate future, and, therefore, they had better be on their guard and see that their work was thoroughly well done, and that made the position of Lampeter College all the more important. (Hear, hear.) The great and important duty of the bishops in Wales at the present time was to select men, not merely marked out by intellectual equipment, but by character and devotion, and he hoped that the supply from Lampeter would be large in those two qualifications. (Hear, hear.) Dr. RYLE then rose to propose the toast of Welsh Education" and said a friend of his during an examination was once asked to write an essay on the British constitution. As, hbwever, he was allowed but ten minutes iu which to write it. he replied that if he was to write a long essay he had no time and that if he were to write short essayhis description would be inadequate, and that therefore he preferred to write none. (Laughter.) He was in a similar position in dealing with Welsh educa- tion that afternoon. (Laughter.) He was pleased to return to the scene of his former principalship and to note the continued growth in the prosperity of the College. He was quite sure that the enthus- iasm that lay in the breasts of Lampeter men had only to be appealed to to be made a great power of usefulness for the Church and in the interests of Welsh education, for after all Lampeter College was closely mixed up with the latter movement. (Hear, hear.) St. David's College had always walked in front of the march of progress of educa- tion in W ales. The foundation of university colleges in Wales corresponded to what was the legitimate demand and aspiration of the Principality, and St. David's College, Lam- peter, a university college founded seventy years ago,anticipated what had beeu the intellectual requirements of the people of Wales; and they owed it to the foresight and wisdom of a predecessor of Bishop Owen that the College was established upon the principle that seemed best to them old fogies who lived at Oxford and Cambridge, the residential principle. (Cheers) The education which young men derived from one another was to be compared very closely and on the whole very favourably with the education which they derived from their learned seniors. However much the seniors desired to pass on their knowledge, or wisdom, or examination skill to their juniors, the truths that were presented to young students in meeting together in their own rooms, in talking over their own difficulties, in com- paring the subject of teaching and the subjects of education, the abtruseness of one teacher and the superficiality of another—(laughter)—were far more educative of the mind and character; and in that way he believed that a resi- dential college contributed as much to the cause of education as any other body founded for that purpose and in that way he c'aimed for good old Lampcter College that the residential system was a factor in Welsh education which Wales could not well do without (Cheers.) Owing to the toresight ot another predecessor, the Bishop of Chester, there was also founded in immediate con- nection with the College an intermediate school. The intermediate education of Wales wss a pro- blem when he was principal at Lampeter which had not been solved, nor had the problem of the university for Wales. Both problems had now been well, wisely, moderately, and considerately treated and solved and St. David's College re- mained in the position of strength and prosperity which it occupied before those questions were solved politically and he was quite sure that as long as the residential system was maintained, and please God it would be maintained in that place, and as long as that intermediate school was maintained in close connection with the College, the great factors of usefulness in the cause of Welsh education supplied in those places would be abundantly satisfied. As an Eng- lishman looking at Lampeter from Oxford and Cambridge, he recognized in Lampeter the true solution of some of the great problems of education, (Hear, hear.) Rut side by side with St David's College now stood, and he congratulated the Welsh people upon the fact, the Welsh University. There had been erected for the cause of higher education in Wales that which the people desired which had been granted to their right longings for the higher education of the country. In the ABC of the university colleges in Wales, they might recogniz- Aberystwyth and Bangor and Cardiff, and he felt it a proud position to speak that day as one who was connected by office with the Welsh Univer- sity. They had done him the honour of asking him to take part in the examination for the B.D. degree just as Lampeter had invited him to take part in the examination for the B. D. degree at Lampeter and he could imagine a gentleman who represented the Press going to him after that meet- ing and asking him for his impression of the com- parative education of the two institutions, and would not that gentleman be very glad of an answer? (Laughter.) In some things, however curiosity must be restrained. (Renewed laughter.) Principal REICHEL, responding to the toast, said the President of Queen's College had referred to university^ and intermediate education; but he thought W ales also had reason to congratulate her- self on the zeal which had been shown in the cause of education as exemplified in the establishment of Bangor College and in the subscription during the past four years of at least £15,000 for intermediate schools in Carnarvonshire which amount would shortly total some £18,000. That sum represented a ninepenny rate and was contributed mainly by the middle and lower classes. (Cheers ) Much had been done, but much more remained to be done. Zeal had been shown, but not always according to knowledge. They had much to teach the public which had so liberally suppirted the cause in the past. They had to teach the public that schools were places in which faculties should be trained and not places wherein students should be crammed for examina- tions. They had also to teach the public that the schools were not places where pupils' could receive a finished education in six months or even in twelve months. (Hear, hear.) They likewise had to see that the schools were not so worked as to crowd all the talent of the country into what were called the literary professions. If religion was what they all believed it to be, that which appealed to the best side of mm's na: me, then clearly the training of those who were to be ministers of religion must be the highest foim of training. (Cheers.) An eminent historian had said that the enemy of the Church was ignorauce. That was profoundly true. They might also say that the greatest enemy of Christianity was an uneducated ministry in au educated community. (Hear.) He believed that that institution of flt. David's College would be so conducted that from it would go fonh a succession of men imbued with true religion and sound learn- ing for the service of God and the spiritual instruc- tion of their country. (Applause.) Mr LEGARD, chief inspector of schools, also responded and said a mflp was in course of prepara- tion showing the positions of intermediate schools in Wales and he thought that when Englishmen saw how Wales was covered with a network of schools they would recogirze how very thorough was the vVelsh education system. Touching on what he called a thrrny subject, he observed that Wales had tackled the education of the sexes in a very successful way, whereas if the company read the parliamentary debates they would see that that question caused great difficulty in high places. The sub ject had been inadequately treated at Oxford and Cambridge and he did not know what the Principal of Lampeter would do if a timid knock came to the door of the College asking for the admission of a woman student—(laughter)—but no doubt in course of time the position would have to be yielded. The PRINCIPAL of Brasenose College proposed the health of The Examiners," remarking that when he heard the words "moderations" and" respon sions in the College that morning he thought of Oxford but when he found that Lampeter had honours in responsions, he thought that Lampeter must be superior to Oxford. (Laughter.) The other day he was talking to one of the examiners of the College, who remarked that he was very much struck with the extraordinary accuracy with which a certaia subject was got up. In fact, he said the examinees knew it better than he did him- self. (Laughter.) The Rev E. M. WALKER responding, said his three years' experience of the College showed him that Lampeter possessed the power of attraction. Not only had the College done well, but the examiners were convinced that the College was going to do much better. There was a large pro- portion of honours men in responsions. The real test of teaching was the work done by the ordinary men, but the best chance for the future of the College lay in the honours students. Those were the men who would raise the intellectual level and introduce a spirit of earnest work. The proportion of honours men in the first year was remarkable and the work done was still more remarkable. (Cheers.) The exa/miner referring to modern history, saiil he did not believe such work could be done by men in their first year. It was as good work as that done by the majority of men at Oxford at the end of the third) ear. (Cheers.) He himself saw part of the work and certainly some of the papers were most remarkable. (Cheers.) Venturing to give a word of advice, he could not help feeling that the future of the College was bound up with the future of the school. (Hear, hear.) He took it that the College had another work to do in addition to training ministers for the Welsh Church. It had a hardly- less important task before it—the task of setting before the people of Wales what true education should be—the difference between true and false education, the sound and the sophistical systems— (hear, hear)—and if it was to do its work it must have a good proportion of properly trained students. (Cheers.) The Bishop of BAwoR proposing The College," said that St. David's College was just as if a magician with a wonderful lamp had transported a college from Oxford and placed it in the midst of Wales. (Laughter.) When the Principal said he desired to send out men able to think for themselves and yet to give due weight to the opinions of others, he (the speaker) thought that that was just the thing wanted in an educational institution. Men were too apt to take their opinions from others and not do as Bishop Batler advised—just take the facts and draw your own conclusions. (Hear, hear.) No one who loved his country could but take an interest in Lampeter, for upon those who went out from Lampeter would depend to a large extent the highest welfare of the country. (Hear.) His Lordship concluded by welcoming Principal Bebb and congratulating the College on his becoming principal. The PRINCIPAL was received with cheers as he rose to respond. He observed that he need not say how very grateful he was for what had been said regarding him. He hoped to be able to do something to justify it. He was certainly en- couraged by that gathering. He never was so proud of himself as a fisherman than he was that day, for it was no small feat to have landed at Lampeter such big fish as four Welsh bishops. (Laughter and cheers.) He hoped that their presence was a sign that they intended to give that hearty and undivided support to the work of the College without which the College could not expect success. (Cheers.) He was grateful to friends present, some of them from remote parts of Wales. He was specially glad to welcome the principals of two of the W eh University colleges—Principal Reichel and Principal Roberts of Aberystwyth. (Cheers.) He believed there would also have been present representatives of intermediate education had it not been for examinations. They had at least three representatives of primary education, so there was present a number of those interested in Welsh education in all its grades. (Applause.) The Visitor had referred tQ some elucidatory remarks he (the Principal) might make regarding expenditure. He was inclined to hope that the College might do something to break the record of Carnarvonshire and perhaps that company would ask, How are you going to spend it?" He could easily mention many ways in which they could smk a certain amount of money in that College in what he considered neces- saries without any of it appearing above the sur- face, but if it would be below the surface it would make a vey satisfactory foundation on which to build the future of the College. (Hear, hear.) That school hall had a pleasing appear- ance, but there were other parts of the school of which he was not so proud. There was one argu- ¡ ment which seemed to him to be conclusive as to the need of money for the College. At the present time the College was training more than double the number of students it trained thirty years ago with possibly less endowment, whereas, by the simple rule of three, the College ought to have more than twice as much endowment. That would require the raising of a big sum, but he was quite convinced that the College should have more money if it was to do its work properly. (Hear, hear.) He was not going to make comparisons between Oxford and Lampeter, but he might say that as far as the course of work for ordinary students was concerned the course at Lampeter for the ordinary pass man was, to be on the safe side, quite as much as, though he thought more, than the course which was gone through by the ordinary Oxford pass man. (Applause.) As to the way in which the work was done, it would be impertinence for him to interfere with the work of the examiners with which he was very well content. (Cheers.) But apart from money and apart from men, what he earnestly desired was increased confidence on the part of those who were outside the College in the possibilities of the career which was before the College. At any rate, he hoped that the old graduates of the College who were really proud of it would show in a practical way their confidence in the institution and do what they could to help it. (Applause.) The company then separated.
HAKLECH. DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of the Harlech District Nursing Association was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday last, presided over by Mrs Dr. Jones, Penygarth. TheCommittee were pleased to find Nurse Lewis was amongst those invited by the Secretary of theQueen's Jubilee Nurse Association to present herself at Kensington Palace next month, when medals and badges will be distributed by H.R.H. Princess Louise.
BALA, EXAMINATION SUCCESS.—The friends of Bertie, second son of Mr Owen, formerly' manager of the Lampeter and Bala branches of the N. P. Bank, will be pleased to hear that in an examination last week at Cambridge he obtained first class, the highest possible. FISHING.—Mr J. Cleworth on Saturday last caught a very fine pike in the lake which weighed nineteen pounds and was forty-one inches long. We understand that Mr Cleworth has sent the fish to be stuffed. In addition to the above, he caught another pike and several nice trout. PREACHING.—The pulpit at the C.M. Chapel lasi Sunday was occupied by the well-known bard, Iolo Caernarvon. At the Independent Chapel, the Rev J. Parry Hughes of Dolgelley preached. The two reverend gentlemen delivered very eloquent sermons which were greatly appreciated. OTTER HUNTING.—On Thursday last, Mr Buck. ley's hounds visited this district. The meet was at Tynddol bridge at three a.m., and the party hunted up the river Tryweryn. Close to Frongcch an otter was found and a splendid hunt ensued, ending in a kill. On Saturday last, the hounds were out again this time starting from Bodwenni. They hunted the river Dee up and a fine otter was killed. LLANEOR SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meet- ing of this Board was held last Saturday, under the presidency of Mr W. T. Rowlands, chairman of the Board.—The reports of the head teachers for the month were read and instructions were given to the Attendance Officer to visit several parties with reference to the non-attendance of their children at school.—The appointment of head- master for Celyn School was deferred for a week. The reports from H.M. Inspector were read. FESTIVAL.—The Girls' Friendly Society in con- nection with Christ Church, held the annual festival on Thursday afternoon of last week. At two p.m., the members assembled at Christ Church, where an excellent sermon was delivered by the rec'or, the Rev. L. D. Jenkins, B.A. After the service, the members proceeded towards the lake, where1; they were conveyed to Llangower in boats and in a steamer, while other drove there in brakes. At this place a sumptuous repast was partaken of and games, &c., were played. Although the weither was not very propitious, the members returned having thoroughly enjoyed their outing. The hon. secretary of the Society is Miss Williams, 44, High- s-treet, and great praise is due to her and the o her ladies for their kindness in taking such interest in the movement. SCHOOL REPORTS.—The annual report for Bala Board School for the year ended 30th April, 1899, has just been received and is as follows Mixed sohool The teaching is vigorous and considering the lenghtened closure of the school in consequence of a serious outbreak of epidemic sickness in the town, it appears to be very successful in its results. It is to be regretted that the Beard has not taken serious steps to remedy the unsatisfactory condi- tions .under which the teachers labour in the pre- sent old fashioned and ill-lighted premises.—In-1 fants' school Considering the ill effect of epidemic diseases upon the attendance, the instruction is in a creditably-advanced state. The higher grants were received for every subject, the grant on total average attendance in the mixed school being 20s 6d per child and in the infants' School 17s per child the total amount of grantreceived being £21417s 3d The above reports, and the fact that the higher grants were received for every subject, speak very highly of the excellent manner Mr J. L1. Owen, the headmaster, and his staff have worked during the year.—Pare Board School, headmaster, Mr John Davies: This little school has suffrerl considerably owing to several changes of teachers in the course of the year. The results of the examination are consequently uneven, but reach a fair standard on the whole. Expression in the reading and recitation, spelling and mental arithmetic are the least satisfactory portions of the work. The present Master has worked hard and has already secured improvement in the written arithmetic and in the handwriting of the lower classes. The attendance is not nearly what it should be (being only about sixty-four per cent. for the year) and steps should be taken by the School Board to bring about an improvement ia this re- spect. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, JUNE 24.—Before E. G. Jones, Esq. (in the chair) Col. Evans- Lloyd, Roger Hughes, John Parry, Evan Jones, John Williams, and R. W. Roberts, Esqrs. Drunkenness —Inspector Morgan charged Abra- ham Lewis of Pentre with having been drunk and disorderly in High-street on the 10th of June. Defendant did not appear. Inspector Morgan proved the offence and a fine of 5s. and costs was imposed.—-P.C. J. M. Jones charged John Lowe with having been drunk and riotous in High-street, on the 10th of June. Defendant appeared and pleaded guilty. The Bench inflicted a fine of 5s. and costs. Assault.— Margaret Hobert* of lvy-cottag^, Llanfor, summoned David Williams, Llanfor, for assaultmgheronth. 12th of June. Complainant said that she saw the defendant on the 12th of June, p. m., Pear his house. She was passing, wo e e 8 child called her names. She n 0 er garden and remained there for about ten minutes. She came into the road and passed s house. The defendant met her and said he would like to have a few words with her, and she replied that she did not wish to spaak to im and that he was not worth speaking to. He then took hold of her arm and used bad language, handled her roughly, and told her to go to her own house or he would put his fist into her. He then gave her a blow with his fist in the back and he followed her to the gate of her house, when she told him that he had better stop where he was as he had done quite enough already.—In reply to the defendant, the complainant said that his little girl called her names, that he had struck her on her back, and that he had taken hold of her arm and shoulder. She did not call him a scamp.—For the defence, Jane Jones of Llanfor said that the defendant put his hand on plaintiffs shoulder and asked to be allowed to have a few words with her. ihe plaintiff turned round and said No, I will not speak toyou,;you dirty scamp." -The defendant was bound over for three months in the sum of £1 to keep the peace and ordered to pay the costs. Non-attendance at School. — David Hughes, Aran- jane John Jones, Morris-court, and Morris Wil- lams, Arenig-court were summoned at the instance of Mr Edward Jones, school attendance officer, on behalf of^ the Llanycil and Bala United District School Board, for not sending their children to school.—Mr Jones proved the offence and the Bench made an order for attendance in each case.
LLWYNGWRIL. ACCIDENT TO A CYCLIST.—On Sunday afternoon last two young quarrymen from Abergynolwyn were riding down the steep hill between here and Friog. One proceeded safely, but the other, Ieuan Roberts, lost control over his machine and ran into a heap of stones on the roadside. He sustained terrible in juries, the most serious being a compound fracture of the skull. He was taken into the house of Mr John Thomas, Friog, who immediately mounted a machine to summon Dr J. O. Williams, Barmouth, who was on the spot in three qutrters-of-an-hour from the time of the accident. The poor fellow's injuries, however, were so shocking that Dr. H. P. Rowlands was summoned and both medical men were with him till a late hour. But little hopes are entertained of his recovery.
TREGARON. SHEEP FAIR.—The last fair of the year was held cn Tuesday, June 27th, and proved to be the smallest of the season. The number of sheep brought in was far below the average. They were soon cleared at good prices. SCHOLASTIC.—Among the successful candidates at the recent examination at St. David's College, Lampeter, is Mr J. R. Dewi Williams, son of the late Dcwi Williams, clerk of the Guardians, who obtained the ordinary B.A. degree in the second class. Among the first year biennials is Mr Gwilym Roberts who passed in the first class. He was headmaster of the Tregaron National School for yaars previous to entering St. David's College last year. SHEEP SHEARING—The sheep-shearing season on the Tregaron mountains will commence before the end of the present week. Dolgoch as usual takes the lead on Friday, June 30th, with Nant- stalvven coming second on Monday morning, July 3rd. All the other places follow in their turns. They have to keep good order, for they render each other every assistance during this most important mountaineers' harvest season. It is a thousand pities that Cardiganshire has no wool markets. It is to be hoped wool fairs will soon be established at a central place within the county. OBITUARY.—On Saturday, June 24th, news reached the town of the death at Mardy, Glamor- ganshire, of an old and highly-respected resident of Tregaron, Mr William Jones, late Blaenplwyf and Doldre. His remains were brought to Tre- garon on Thursday and were interred at the C.M. Chapel burial ground where M- and Mrs Jones had already buried ttree little children. Mr Jones was in the prime of life, being only fifty-three years of age. He leaves a widow and several children in deep sorrow.—On Monday evening, June 26th, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr T. W. Jones, stationmaster, Tregaron, Mrs Evans, late of Llany- byther, died very suddenly. Although she had resided in the town for some years, Mrs Evans was unknown to the bulk of the inhabitants as had she only very seldom been seen about. By those who had the pleasure of knowing her, she was highly esteemed. She was the mother of the Rev D. Wynne Evans, Congregational minister, late of Llanelly and now of Chester. The remains were taken by the first train on Thursday morn- ing, June 29th, to Llanybyther for interment. She was seventy-seven years of age. CYMANFA GAMT,—The Calvinistic Methodist churches of "Glanau Teifi ac Aeron" held their annual choral festival again this year at Tregaron C.M. Chapel. The churches represented were the following ;—Tregaron, Llangeitho, Pontrhydfen- fendigaid, L landdewi Brefi, Blaenpennal, Penuwch, I.ampeter, Bwlchyllan, Bronant, Abermeurig, Swyddffynou, Llwynpiod, Berth, Ysbytty Ystwyth, Soar, Caradog, Maesffynon, Blaencaron, and Hermon. This was the twenty-fourth annual festival held since its establishment and the con- ductor this year was the veteran Mr John Thomas of Llanwrtyd. At ten a.m a cymanfa'r plant was held, presided over by the Rev D. A. Jones, Llan- geitho, when the following children's choruses were rendered;—"Llawenhawn yn yr Jesu," "Cenwch i Dduw" Rwy'n Hoffi Dweyd ain Jesu," "Cartref Dedwydd "Fry," "Ymdeithgan Ddirwestol," and Franconia." The next meeting was commenced at one o'clock and was presided over by Mr D. Jones, Llwyngog. The following congregational tunes and anthem were sung :—Tyndal, Eirinwg, Nicaea, Abergell, Regent-square, Aeron, Atone- ment, Abertawe, and Fel y Brefa'r Hydd." The evening meeting commenced at five under the pre- sidency of the Rev J. Emlyn Jones, Pen- uwch. and the programme ran as follows :—Taly- bont, Palestina, Barnsfied, St Catherine, Bavaria, Rutherford, Wells, and the anthem "Pan Lesmeirio fy Nghalon" (Bradbury). The attendance was small compared with the tremendous crush of recent years, yet the spacious chapel was well filled. The singing was very good. Mr Thomas conducted the festival throughout in good form. The weather was unpropitious. A tremendous thunderstorm raged over the district throughout the day. Miss Annie Foulkes, R.A.M., presided at the organ and Miss Davies, Pantybeudy Hall, at the piano throughout the day. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH.—Before D. J. Williams, Esq. (in the chair), John Jones, Dr Lloyd, Evan Davies and David Davies, Esqrs. Drunkenness.—Griffith Griffi ths, G lallygors, Caron Lower, farmer, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly at Tregaron on June 20th.— Supt. Phillips proved the case against defend- ant who admitted the offence.—The Bench imposed a fine of 10s. and costs. No Licences.—John Morgans, Pwllswyddog, Caron Lower, labourer, was charged with keeping a dog without a licence.—P.C,,Evans said he vi&ited the p ace and saw a dog outside the house and asked defendants wife who appeared to show the licence for keeping the dog. hut she said she had ijoue. She then aiJ she would take one out at nce, and had mnee obtained one Tiley fined de, fendant b.-Thoma3 Morn's, Bronwydd, Caron Lower, eheep dealer, was brought up on a similar charge. —Supt. Phillips said defendant had since taken out a licence.—Defendant was lined Is. Assault.—Morgan D. Price, Liandewibrefi, labourer, was charged with haviugassaulted Thomas Jones, Llanddewibrefi, on June 7th.—Complainant said he was watching a fight and asked if there was no one there who would stop it when defendant rushed at him and struck him in the face. He afterwards found the blow had fractured his jaw bone.—The Bench ordered defendant, who did not appear, to pay £2 and costs, or iu default twenty- one days. Fiyhtivq.—John Francis Davies, Llanddewibrefi, shoemaker, and David Evans, Gogoyan Mill, L'anddewibrefi, miller, were:charged with fighting and obstructing the highway on 7th June. John Davies's mother appeared as her son was unable to. She said she did not know the reason why: they fought. It must have been a small matter among themselves. They were close companions.—P.C. Dd. Davies said he saw a crowd of people on the highway and went to find the reason. He saw Dd. Evans holding John Davies down on the ground. He told Dd. Evans to let him alone when he an- swered If you look after him," which he promised to do. He then took John Davies to the back of a public house to bathe his face which was covered with blood and asked him the reason why they fought when he said Dd. Evans struck him for no- '1 thing whatever.—David Evans said he was stand- ing talking to some friends when John Davies struck him and knocked him over a mound and was proceeding to kick him when a friend interfered and took hold of him, but directly he got up he got away and made for him again. He had to look after himself and brought John Davies to the ground when P.C. Dd Davies appeared. When asked if they had quarreled, he answered that they had had a slight tiffin a public house, but hethought it had ended there. They were each fined 5s. and costs. Non-Attendances. —Lizzie Jones, Glanant, Gwnnws Upper, was charged by Thomas Edwards, school attendance officer, with having neglected to send her child to school.—Defendant- said her husband was dead and that the child was working because of that. A fine of Is was imposed.—William Jones, Cwmcedin, Gwnnws Upper, was charged by the school attendance officer with neglecting to send his child to school.—Defendant said he had re- ceived no notice as to the child's attendance, but had sent the child regularly since he was spoken to about it and would do so in future. Defendant was fined Is.—Anne Rees, Cefnmeurig, Gwnnws Upper, was charged with employing a boy who ought to be in school. Defendant said she did not know she was transgressing the law or would not have employed the lad. John Jones, Talwrynbont, Gwnnys Upper, the boy's father, was charged with allowing his son to be employed while he ought to be in school.—The school attendance officer said the parent had been given an opportunity of letting the boy go in for a half-time certificate but had not taken advantage of it. Both defendants were fined Is.—Morgan Morgans, Bont Mill, Gwnnws Upper, was charged with not sending his child to school. Defendant's wife appeared who said she had seven children and could not send them to school as often as she would like to, but would try and send them regu- laryin the future. Defendant was fined Is.—James Herbert, Tynewydd, Ffairhos Gwnnws, was charged with neglecting to send his children to school.—De- fendant said he had done so since he was spoken to and would do so in future. Fined Is. Condolence.—A vote of condolence was passed by the Bench with Dr Morgan, Fontrhydygroes in his great bereavement in the loss of his daughter.
A baziar in Penbryn Hall, Bangor, cam? to a sudden finish in panic the other evening. A youth who was trying to get a free view fell through the glass roof, carrying with him the fragments of a huge pane. Tumbling 3iJft., he alighted on his feet in the lap of a woman who was seated an( then ran out of the building but slightly injured.' The woman was seriously hurt, two girls and a man were badly cut by glass, and another girl had the top of her head smashed in and may not recover. A conference of representatives of various educa- tional bodies in the district was held at Llan- gollen on Saturday, under the presidency of Mr James Darlington, chairman of the governors of the Intermediate School. The meeting was called to consider the possibility of devising a scheme by which pupil teachers should have the advantage of receiving a part of their education at the county j school. Mr Oiley, head master of the Intermediate School at Llangollen, explained the scheme in opera- tion at Festiniog and other places, whereby pupil teachers were enabled to attend the county school for the first two years of their apprenticeship. A (hscussion followed, iu which most of those present took part, as to the propriety of adopting a similar < scheme in the Llangollen district, and it was finally decided to appoint a committee to put into shape the recommendations of the conference and forward them to the authorities concerned, with a request for their observations. The scheme, when formu- lated, is to be submitted for consideration at 8t .< future meeting.