ram the gapers. MR Arthur W. Clayton, chaitman of the Royal Liver Friendly Society, died at Harrogate on Saturday morning. He was born in Sheffield in 18.30 and had been in ill health for some months. He had been chairman of the Liver Society since 1891. At Wolverhampton on Thursday a well-dressed, middle-aged man, giving the name of Jesse Mason, alias Smart, was committed for trial on a charge of supplying to Mary Moore, a single woman, a certain drug for the purpose of producing an unlawful result. The evidence showed that for the past two years prisoner had been advertising and carrying on a lucrative business at Mill Hill Grove, Acton, London, in supplying singie and mar-ied women with drugs and mixtures to relieve them of the consequences of their misconduct. The inquest at Halliugbourne Workhouse, Kent, on Monday afternoon on the seven-months old daughter of Ernest Bitten, grocer's assistant, re- sulted in a verdict of wilful murder againit the parents w ho wer committed for trial oil the coroner'ti warrant. Batten and his wife are about twenty years of age and were married last year. The child, who was insured, had frequently been left in a cottage all day without food, and four days ago when the inspector of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children entered the house the decease i was found lying in a small tin box with the lid almost closed. It died two days later, death according to the medical evidence bitiv due to starvation.
TO SECRETARIES OF CRICKET CLUBS. Reports ot cricket matches to ensure insertion should be sent in as early after the events take place as possible.
CRICKET. CEREDIGION v. YSTRAD MEURIG. Thia match was played in splendid weather on Satur- day afternoon last, June 17th, at Smithfield, both teams being well represented. Ystrad Meurig won the toss and decided to go in first. The visitors did not show very good form, V*. S. Jones being the only one who made any- thing of the Ceredigion bowling. Their total finally reached 40. Gaer Jones and Yearsley were the bowlers for the home team, Gaer Jones capturing six wickets. Ceredigion fared still worse, thjeir first seven wickets going down for seven rune. F. E. Boycott then began to hit very freely and things seemed as if they were brightening up when a splendid catch was brought about by D. A. Thomas on the boundary, Ceredigion's ten wickets having fallen for 21. Ystrad Meurig again batted, but failed to reach their previous score. D. R. Davies played a very good game for 17. The visitors remaining wickets fell for 13, thus leaving 54 for the Ceredigion to win. Boycott and Yearsley began the batting for the Ceredigion. The home team seemed determined to win, the hitting being very free. Boycott was dismissed by a bit of sharp fielding, being run out when the score stood at 25. Tudor Jones then accompanied Yearsley and between them brought the score up to 57, Yearsley having a total of 22 and Tudor Jones 19, thus winning by nine wickets. Score :— YSTRAD MEURIG. 1st innings. 2nd innings. D. A. Jones, b Yearsley 0 c Tudor Jones, b Yearsley. 0 .T. "T. Thomas. b Yearsley 5 lbw, b Yearsley 0 V. S. Jones, c Tudor Jones, c Tudor Jones, b b Gaer Jones 8 Gaer Jones 1 E. E. Davies, c Yearley, b Gaer Jones 2 st, b Yearsley 1 R: 0. Jones, b Yearsley 2 run out 4 D. A. Thomas, b Yearsley 0 b Yearsley 0 D. R. Davies, c Tudor Jones, b Gaer Jones 1 b Yearsley 17 A. Jones, c Yearsley, b Gaer Jones 4 b Yearsley 0 T. S. Jones, c Peake, b Gaer Jones 7 not out 0 J. H. Davies, c Peake, bGaer Jones 5 b Tudor Jones 6 T. Owen, not out lc Mathias, b Yeareley 4 Extras. 5 Extras 1 Total 40 Total 34 CEREDIGION. 1st innings. 2nd innings. O. Green, c T. Owen, b V. S. Jones 0 A. Green, c A. Jones, b R. O. Jones 2 Tudor Jones, c R. O. Jones, b V. S. Jones 2 not out 9 Yearsley, c A. Jones, b V. S. Jones 1 not out 22 Gaer Jones, b R. O. Jones 0 H. Williams, c E. Davies, b R. O. Jones 0 W. H. Parry, c E. Davies, b V. S. Jones 0 J. F. Parry, c E. Davies, b V. S. Jones .2 F. E. Boycott, c D. A. Thomas, b R. O. Jones. 11 run out 12 Mathias, not out 0 S. Peake, c J. W. Thomas, b R. O. Jones 0 Extras 3 Extras 4 Total 21 Total 57
Mr BUCKLEY'S OTTOR HOUNDS. WILL MEET Thursday, June 22nd Frongcch, nr. Bala (by request) 3. a.m. Saturday, June 24th Bodwennie, Dr. Bala 6. a. m. Wednesday, June 28th.. Dinas Mawddwy 6. a.m. Friday, June 30th Montgomery Station 11. a m. Satnrday, July 1st Dolwen Station 5.45 a.m.
YSPYTTY YSTWYTH. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MISS MAGGIE A. MORGAN. We regret to have to record the death of Miss Maggie A. Morgan, youngest daughter of Dr Mor gan, Mount Hazel, in the sixteenth year of her age, which sad event occurred on Monday week. The deceased was a pupil at Dr Williams's School, Dolgelley, for the past two years. The Head Mistress (Miss Thomas) noticing that Miss Morgan was not as well as usual advised her to return home. She accordingly returned to Yspytty Ystwyih a short time ago and received the most careful attention of her father and his assistant, Dr Roberts. All their skill and care, however, were unavailing and death occurred within ten days of her return from Dolgelley. The death was quite unexpected to everyone except her medical attend- ants and the receipt of the news caused universal surprise and sorrow and a general expression of condolence with the family ot Mount Hazl. One of the sad incidents in this sad event was the receipt of a number of letters from fellow pupils of the school co gratulating the deceased on her recovery and on her approaching return to school. The following Friday her remains were interred in the yard at the Abbey of Strata Florida. The cortege started about one in the following order —The children of the Ysbytty Ystwytn Board school, of which the deceased had been a pupil in her youth then a large number of people on toot, after which fallowed the hearse and chief mourners. The first mourning coach contained Dr and Mrs Morgan, Miss and Master Eyon Morgan (sister and brother), and Mrs Morgan, Pentre (aun'); 2nd mourning coach, Masters Sidney and Gilbert Morgan (brothers) and Mrs James, Abercwmdole (aunt) 3rd coach, Mr Morgan, Shifual (uncle) 4th coach, Mr David Morgan, chairman of the Aber- ystwyth Boa d of Guardians (uncle), and Miss Morgan (cousin) 5th coach, Mr and Mrs Morgan, Hafi.dnewydd (uncle and aunt) 6th coach, Mr and Mrs Jones, Bldch (uncle and aunt) 7th coach, the Rev. T. and Mrs f Morgan, Tynlon (uncle and aunt) 8th coach, Mr J. R. James, chairman ot the Aberystwyth R. D. Council, Mrs James and Mr J. James (jun)., Abercwmdole. Next followed from fifty to sixty carriages and about eighty persons on horseback, amongst which were Mrs Dr Hughes, Llanilar, and Mr E. Hughes Davies, Ystradteilo; Mrs Dr. Lloyd, Tregaron Mr and Mrs Raw, Tyllwyd Mr and Mrs Morgan, Llyniadde[; Mr and Miss Price, Tynfron Mr T. J. Naddingham, Hafod; Mr and Mrs Davies, Blaencwm Mr and Mrs Jenkins, Board School Mrs and Misses Lloyd. Miners Arms Mrs Captain Owen Rev T. M. Jones, chairman of the Cardiganshire County Council Mrs Morgan, Tymawr, and Mrs Messer, Black Lion Mr Tom Jenkins and Mr Tom Williams, Pontrhydygroes Mr and Mrs Hancock, Miss Edwards, and Miss Daniel, Tangelli Shop; Mr T. W. Davies, Llan- geitho; Mrs R D. Jones, Ystumtuen; Mr J. Rowlands, sanitary inspector, Goginan, and Miss Rowlands Captain and Mrs Bray. Goginan Mrs James, Maesbangor, Mrs James, Bioncastell Mrs D. Morgan, Penllwyn Mr A. T. Joseph, C C., and Mrs Joseph, Cwmystwyth Mr and Miss Williams, Devil's Bridge, and Mrs Messer, Lisburne Arms Mrs Morgan, Tynllwyn, and Miss Evana.New Row Rev. W. J. Williams and Mrs Williams, Llanafan Mr and Mrs Davies, Gelmast; Revs. J. Jones, M.A., Ystradmeurig J. Bowen, Bont D. Owen, Ysbytty Cynfyn T. N. Jones, Eglwysnewydd; E. Jones, Strata Florida J. Morgan. Aberdare R. D. Jones, YstUm- tuen Mr G. Davies, Penffynon Hall; Mr and Mrs Edwards, Doffor Me Edward Evans, C.C., Mr D. andMrs Morgan, Aberystwyth Mr S. Tregoning, Ystradmeurig Misses Lloyd, Pen- gra-ig; Mr William Evans) C.C., Cnwch; Mr T. Jones. Old Abbey; Mr John Rees, C.M., Board School, Mr I. Richards, Post office, Mr E. Hughes and Miss E. Hughes, Butter Hall, Dolcoed, and Mr H. Arch, Miss Jones, Teify- terrace, Mr R. D. Arch, Black Lion, Pon- rhydfendigaed Mr and Mrs Parry, Mynachdy Mr George Parry, Dreisaf Mr Ll. and Miss Williams, Broncaradog Mrs Jones, Llwyngcg Mr and Mrs Jones, L'idiartyffair Mrs Evans, Penhn; Mr and Mrs'Jones, Maenarthur Messrs Heine (captain), Invernizzy (surveyor), Hesse (c erk), Frongoch Mines Mr Wm. Boncar, Glantris- ant Mr D. Morgan, Tynrhyd; MrEvans, Erwtome MrJ. Davies, Penywaenydd MrsJones, Berthddu Miss A. Owen, Fronwenllwyd Mr Jones. Cefn- llwyn Mr Jones, Ffos Mr J. Jones, Dolfawr Mr R. Jones, Cefngaer Mr W. Evans, Maesbanadlog Mr R. Evans, Gilfachydwu Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Cruglas Mr and Mrs Lewis, Bwlchgwallter M essrs T. Howells, M. Howells, H. Howells, W. Ishmael, and E. R. Lewis, Ysbytty Mr E. Owen Swydd), Liverpool Mr Owen, Penbryn Mr W. Davies. Llwyncogau Mr John Davies, Trefriw Mrs Evans, Shop, Tyugra;g ;Mr J. Edwards, Nant- vstalwyn Mr.< .Jones, DolgOLih Mr Roberts, Towy Mr ard MIM Jones, Troedyrhiw; Mr R. James, Bont Mr and Mrs Jones, E^gairgors Mr Wm. Jone-, T.inlovel Mr J. Morgan, Hafodnewydd Mr J. June. Rhiwlas J. Morgan, Blaenmarch- nant P.C. J. Jones, Pontrhydygroes and others. Wreaths were sent by the following :—Dr and Mrs Morgan, brother and, ist. r Miss Morgan, Shifnal Mr and Mrs Waddingharn, Hafod Master and Miss Thomas, Crickho-»ell Mrs Evans. Penlan Mrs and Miss Evans, New Row Rev W. J. and Mrs Williams, Llanafan Miss Price, Tynfron lr8 and Misses Lloyd, Miners Arms; Misses 'A ill ,iin'. Devil's Bridge; Mr and Mrs Jenkins, 130;1. School Mr Hancock a-id family Mrs M s< I, Kla k Lion Miss M A. Howell, Star Inn Mr L'. J. VVillams.J P, Abfi'coed; Mr M. Mor- gan. in i-1 r. Union \oi ki ouse, Miss Morgan, falijoL Hotel, Mi.-s June Lion Hotel. Miss Evans, erna, Miss Lewis, Oxiord House. Mr T. Jones, Pest Office, Mr Rees Jones, draper, Mr John Jones, Red Lion, Mr J. Richards, Fulbrook, Mr John Williams, Pontargamddwr, Mr David Jones, taddler, Mr E Bebb, Maesllyn, Mr David Jones, Nantymaen, Mr D. W. E. Rowland, Garth, and Mr Rowland, Argoed, Tregaron Mr T. Hughes, Dolgroes Mr David Jones, Ys-pytty Mr R. Edwards, Pendre Mr Evan Jenkins, Llethr Mr J. Edwards, Hendre Mr William Williams, Ysguboriiu Mr D. Williams. Nantyberws Mr T. Morgan, Tanyrallt Villa Mr and Mrs T. H. Pugh, Wesley-terrace Mrs Richards, Board School, Devil's Bridge; Mrs and Miss Owen, Frongoch; Mrs and Miss James, London Mr John and Miss Katie Morgan, Tynllwyn Mr T. H Pugh, Wesley-terrace Mr and Mrs Morgan, Aber- ystwyth Messrs Invenizzy and Hesse, Frongoch Mines; Mr and Mrs Morgan, Swansea the girls of Dr W illiams's School, Dolgelley the teachers a.nd scholars ot Ysbytty Ystwyth Board School. Owing to the position and extensive connection of her tamily and her sudden death, the funeral was the largest ever witnessed in these neighbour- hoods. The recollection of the genial demeanour of the deceased accounts to a large extent for the unusual tribute of respect paid to her mortal re. mains. Everyone seemed to have cherished some saying of the little girl' as a memento. The pro- cession at one time extended for about a mile in length. At the house the Rev T. R. Morgan, Swydd- ffynon, and the Rev T. Mason Jones, officiated, and at the Church and grave, the Rev John Jones, M.A, Ystradmeurig, and the Rev Evan Jones, Strata Florida. The Rev T. R. Morgan preached the funeral sermon on Sunday evening last at Carmel Chapel, Rhydfendigaid, where the deceased was a member.
LLANFIHANGEL. HAY. Mr Thomas Jones, Coal Office, secured an «ai- u 6Lxce^enk croP of hay. The harvesting was finished on Saturday and the crop was secured wi hout a drop of rain.
BARMOUTH. I BAPTIST CHAPEL. — The Rev D. L. Parkes. Rarrd"late, preached at the Baptist Chapel last Sunday. WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—The English services for the summer season commence at the Wesleyaa Chapel next Sunday. NURSE SUNDAY.—Collections were made at all the chapels and churches on Sunday towards the Nursing Association. The collections totalled con- siderably more than last year. CONSIDERATION.—The Committee of the District Nursiug Association having regard to the large dis- trict w.'iioh Nurse Jones has to cover, has decided to provide here with a Rover bicycle. SPECIAL SERVICE.—A special service in con- nection with the Girls' Friendly Society was held at St. John's Church on Tuesday evening. The Rev Ed. Hughes, the rector, officiated. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.—A meeting of the Christian Endeavour Society of the Caersalem C.M. Chapel was held on Saturday night, Mr Hugh Evans presiding. A paper was read by Lewis on Gwefus Rydd." OUTING.—The annual outing of the Baptist Christian EudeavourSociety took place last Wednes- day afternoon. The party, numbering twenty, was driven in brakes, supplied by Mr Ellis Morris, to Llanbedr. The weather was beautifully fine and an enjoyable time was spent. CRICKET.—A cricket match was played on Mon- day at the Recreation Ground between a team selected by Mr Armer and the County School. Mr Armer's team went in first and scored fifty-three. rhe School followed and only scored twelve. They proceeded with the second innings when they scored forty five. Stumps were then drawn. IMPROVING BARMOUTH.—It appears as if Messrs Andrews and Son and Mr Macdoodle have entered into a frendly contest for adding to the attractions of Barmouth. The latter is now building a pavilion in Fairbourne which will accommodate about five hundred persons. The trams along the tram line between the river aud Fairbourne are also being run more frequently and 4re being patronized by visitors. COUNTY SCHOOL BUILDINGS.—It is expected that the new buildings will be so far advanced by the end of July as to enable the ceremony of the laying of foundation stones to be performed. Amongst those who have been asked to take part in [the function are Sir John Brunner, Mr Solomon Andrews, Mr Evan Thomas, Birmingham, and Mrs Perrins, Plas- mynach. THE RATES.—At present the rates, including the general and district and poor,amount to about lis. As the result of the sanction of the Local Govern- ment Board to spread the repayment of all loans over a period of sixty instead of thirty years, it is expected that the Council will be in a position to reduce the general and district rate from 7s 9d to 6s 9d or 6s 6d. GONE OUT OF THEIR WTAY.—On Wednesday morning week a boat containing two men landed on the beach a little to the north of the town. The men consisted of a part of the crew of the fish- ing smack from Brixham which, on the previous evening in consequence of the mist, passed Cardi- gan Lightship without seeing it and proceeded as far as the Causeway. The men came ashore to asceitain their whereabouts. It took them two hours to make the journey. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH.—Before Charles Williams, Esq., in the chair; the Rev J. Gwynoro Davies, Ellis Wilkin, Lewis Lewis, W. J. Morris, E. M. Davies, and John Evans, Esq rs. A Saturday Night Scene.—Robert Lewis, Gibral- tar-terrace, Barmouth, was charged by P.S. Williams with having been drunk and disorderly on May 20th.—P.S. Williams said defendant, who was very drunk, about eleven at night entered the house of a man named Hughes twice and wanted the occu- pier to fight. He caused a large crowd to gather.— The Bench imposed a fine of 5s and costs.—Margaret Hughes, Gibraltar-terrace, was afterward charged by P.S. Williams with having made use of obscene language on the same evening.—Defendant admitted the cffence and said she made use of the words in a temper owing to Lewis entering her house all ths time and challenging her husband to fight.-P.S. Williams said defendant used the most disgusting language in the presence of the crowd.—Defend- ant I was in a temper.—The Bench fined her 5s and costs and the Chairman hoped she would have her temper under control in future. Rejusing to Quit Licensed Premises.—Peter Jones, Tynygroesbach, Dolgelley, was charged by Henry Parsons, Halfway House, Bontddu, with having refused to quit the licensed premises, the Halfway House, when requested to do 80.-Complainant said he asked defendant to leave about nine iu the even ing. At that time he was certainly net sober and yet he couid not say he was drunk. He had to eject him by force at ten.—The Rev Gwynoro Dalies When did defendant arrive at your inn ? —Complainant He came by coach.—How long did he remain ?—I am not quite sure.—Surely you can say?—About three or four hours.—Alderman Lewis Was he sober when he came in ?—Com- plainant: I think so.—The Rev Gwynoro Davies You say you asked him to leave at nine yet you allowed him to stay until ten ?—Complainant I could not persuade him to leave.—The Chairman Did you serve him with drink after nine ?—Com- plainant No, not a drop.—The Rev Gwynoro Davies How many glasses did he have to drink altogether?—Complainant: I should say about eight or nine glasses of beer. I may say do not wish to press the charge. I brought the case forward so that I might have some protection. It is very hard that I should have to put up with persons of this sort continually.—The Chief Con- stable Did the defendant strike you?—Complain- ant (pointing to bruises on his face) Yes, on the head and face, but I did not want to mention that fact —Defendant said he entered the inn about half-past five. About nine he asked for a small bottle of whisky, but Parsors refused to serve him although he was not drunk. Later on he attempted to throw him down the steps cut of the house and he must have struck him in his efforts to avoid a fall.—Defendant was fined 53 and costs; and the Chairman said the Bench were very thankful to Mr Parsons for the way in which he conducted the Halfway House. A Month too Soon.—Mr G. W Pybus, solicitor. Barmouth, applied for the transfer of the license of the Crown Hotel from Mr Edward Wyatt to Mr Wm. Waterhouse, the present occupier, to whom the license had been temporarily transffrred at the last Petty Sessions.—The Clerk said only temporary transfers could be granted that day. The next Court was the Court when full transfers could be made.—Mr Pybus I have made a mistake. Out of Court.—Mr C. E. Breese, solicitor, Port- madoc, applied for the temporary transfer of the license of the Henblar. Inn from Mr Pugh to Mr David Davies, Beach-road. Mr Davies. added Mr Breese, was well known to the Bench and was a highly-respected man in Barmouth. He had given notice to the police of his intention to apply for the temporary transfer and they had intimated that no objection would be made by them. He (Mr Breese) understood that the Barmouth Temperance Associa- tion proposed opposing the application. It was a most unusual thing to offer opposition to an appli- cation for a temporary transfer. The time to object was when the application for the full transfer was made. He submitted that the Association had no locus standi. He asked the Bench's ruling on the point —Mr R. Guthrie Jones, solicitor, Dolgelley, said he appeared for the Temperance Association. The Clerk: Do YOII propose offering evidence against the application.—Mr Jones Yes, I have witnesses in Court.—The Chairman said as evidence was to be offered, Mr Breeze's objection would not ho'd.—Replying to the Chairman, Mr Breeze said Mr David Davies would, if the application were granted, keep the Henblas Inn himself or appoint a. responsible person to hold it for him.—Mr Guthrie Jones inquired whether the present holder of the license, Mr Dd. Pugh, was present.—Mr Breeze replied no.—Mr Guthrie Jones pointed out that the statute expressly stated that the application for the temporary transfer was to be made by the present holder. He submitted that without Mr Pugh offering evidence, the Bench could not grant the application.—The Bench upheld this view, the Chairman stating that Mr Pugh was a necessary party to the proceedings" according to the statute.—Mr Guthrie Jones Exactly. My friend has no locus standi. He is out of Court.—Mr Breeze said he would tender evidence himself as the solicitor acting for Mr Pugh.—Mr Guthrie Jones said it was most unusual for a solicitor to offer evidence personally in an application of that sort.— The Bench decided to adjourn the application to the next Court to enable Mr Pugh to be present.— Before the Court rose, Mr Pugh appeared but as Mr Guthrie Jones and the witnesses of the Temper- ance Association had left the Court, the application could not be proceeded with. School Attendances-John Jones, 1, Porkington- tersace, was summoned for employing a child, daughter of Rose Owen, under thirteen years of age and Rose Owen, Tai Isaf, Barmouth, was summoned for having neglected to send her child to school—Jones said he did not employ the child. She came to play with his children.—Rose Owen also said Mr Jones did not employ her child. The reason why she did not send her to school was because she was subject to head affections and diseases.—The Bench dismissed both charges, the Chairman saying it would not do to let a child with ringworm mix up with other children. He advised the mother to secure a medical certifiate.—A case against Ellen Jones, Penygraig, of neglecting to send her child to school was with- drawn, the child being stated to be fourteen.—Rd. Morris, Llyndu, Barmouth Griffith Griffiths, joiner, Barmouth and Mary Williams, Sandy Creek, Barmouth, were fined 2s 6d for neglecting to send their children to school.—Mary Williams said she was out washing almost every day and could not always see to her child attending school. She did her level best.—Hugh Morris, Glyndwr House, Barmouth, was summoned for a similar offence.—His wife wrote a letter stating that if they wished her husband present they must by some means or other serve him with a summons on the Atlantic Ocean, he being on his way to Newfoundland. (Laughter).—The case was adjourned, the Chairman saying they could do nothing in the absence of the defendant.—The Clerk said the wife could be sum- moned.—David Jones, Wesley House, Barmouth, was fiued Is for a similar offence.—The Chairman asked Mr John Lloyd, clerk to the School Board, who prosecuted, whether the fines in all previous cases had been paid ?—Mr Lloyd All, except one. —The Rev J. Gwynoro Davies impressed upon Mr Lloyd the necessity of being in readiness with full particulars pertaining to all cases brought forward, also to have the attendance officer present in future, so that there might be no hitch.—Mr Lloyd: I expected to see the attendance officer here to-day. —Alderman Levis How could he when he is on his way to London.—Mr Lloyd afterward applied for an order to send a boy named David Jones to the Industrial School.—The Clerk You must issue a summons first of all and prove several con- victions. Settled.—It was stated that an assault case from Dyffryn had been settled out of Court. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH.—Present Mr Hugh Evans, presiding (in the absence of the Rev J. Gwynoro Davies, who was at the Sassiwn at Denbigh), Messrs O. W. Morris, Evan Richards, John Richards, H. Wynne Williams, William Owen, Edward Williams, D. E. Davies, William Owen, Robert Williams, Richard Roberts Messrs William George, clerk Onen Jones, assistant clerk John Adams, surveyor and inspector, and David Owen, rate collector. TEE COUNCIL AND THE GAS COMPANY. Mr Wynne Williams asked whether the resolu- tion passed by the Council with regard to supplying- the Gas Company with water had been carried out ? —The Surveyor replied no.—Mr Wynne Wi'.liams." How i it thatthe resolution has not been enforced ? —The Assistant Clerk said a deputation from the the Council had waited upou Mr Woodford, the manager of the Gas Company. The Rev J. Gwynoro Davies, the chairman, one of the deputation, had informed him that he hoped to be able to report to the Council shortly that an amicable settlement had been arrived at.—Mr O. W. Morris The report has not come to hand.—The Assistant Clerk No. not yet. — Mr D. E. Davies and the Chairman said it had been agreed to leave the matter in abeyance for a short t me so as to arrive at an amicable settlement.—Mr Wynne Williams: What I wish to point out is that we pass a resolution to do a cer- tain thing and that we do not enforce that resolu- tion. I have no objection to coming to an amicable settlement.—Mr D. E. Davies The resolution was to come to terms or cut off the supply. In ail likelihood an amicable settlement will be arrived at if we wait a short time.—The Chairman If we can do Sf), let us come to an amicable arrangement. —Mr Wynne Williams I draw attention to the question of regularity. THE FOUNTAIN. Miss Cobbe of Hengwrt wrote thanking the Council for their letter and for their kind and wel- come information respecting the fountain on the Parade. She was very glad that the place it occupied was now to be cleared and that it might prove an ornament to the town and useful to the poor donkeys and dogs. There were many objections to uniting a drinking fountain with one for horses and ponies. (The Chairman: Quite right.) She suggested that a tap and vessels for drinking purposes should be placed near the Rail- way Station.—Captain Richards said he had spoken in favour of having a drinking fountain near the fountain for animals in order that the waste water might run to the same pipes. Of course he meant that the fountains should be separate, but near one another.—Consideration of the letter was referred to the General Purposes Committee. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE'S REPORT. A HEATED DISCUSSIONS A meetflg of the General Purposes Committee <vas held OTI May 29th when Mr Hugh Evans was appointed chairman for the currentyear. The Clerk was directed to request the return of the agree ments which had been sent for signature to vajious persons using water for purposes other than domestic. At a meeting of the Committee held on June 5th, the Committee decided to recommend the following estimates for adoption by the Council :— Sewerage, JE40 water supply, JE50 main roads, £210 other roads, £50; scavenging and collecting of house refuse, £225 public lighting, £140; total, £715. With regard to repairs and improvements in respect of public footpaths, the Committee agreed that the sum of JE5 would be sufficient, but deferred coming to a decision until the Town Improvement Committee had completed the inspection of the public footpaths within the district. The Com- mittee recommended that Mr Meredith Evans, who appeared before them, should be charged at the rate of f3 for the supply of water to the Bath House. At a meeting of tne Committee held on June 13th the questiou of water supplied for domestic and other purposes was considered. The Committee recommended that a charge of £:3 annum be made for water supplied to Messrs Thomas and Jones, Mineral Water Works, to include water for the horse a charge of jE3 per annum on Mr John H. Davies to work his turbine and including water for the horses a charge of 25s per annum for water supplied to work the organ at Christ Church and for domestic purposes that a uniform charge of 5s per annum should be made for water used at the following chapels and churches in the town for domestic purposes: — St. David's Church, Caersalem, Wesleyan, English Congregational, Welsh Congregational, and Baptist Chapels, St. Tudwal's Church, and Park-road C. M. Chapel. The question of water supplied to St. John's Church was left in abeyance. The Com- mittee further recommended that Llanaber School Board be charged £12 per annum for water to the Board Schools for the last two years and that the ame charge be made for the future that Mr John Hughes, printer, be charged £2 for water; thats.s. Telephone" be charged JE3 and that s.s. Jubilee" be charged JE1. A letter was read from Mr C. S. Dennis?, the general manager, on behalf of the Cambrian Railway Company, upon the matter of the water supplied for the use of the Company at Barmouth Station. The Committee recommended that the Council adhere to the resolution that they had already adopted, to charge 6.i p"r 1,000 gallons for the water used that the Company be charged at the rate of 53 per annum for water supplied to each horse that tne Sur- veyor should report on the matter of the supply to the cattle pen on the railway premises. The Com- mittee also recommended that the sum of £2 per annum should be charged for water supplied for the purpose of generating electricity at Brynmynach that the Surveyor report as to water supplied Mr Bishop for building purposes that the sum of 103 per annum be charged Mr Owen Williams, Marine House, for water supplied through a trough in a field at Llanaber and that the Surveyor ascertain the amount of the ratable value of the farm occupied by Mr Allsop at Llanaber, so as to fix upon the charge for water supplied through the two troughs on the farm. At a meeting of the Com- mittee held on June 15th, a petition was read from the occupiers of Marine-terrace requesting the attention of the Council to the state ot the road at the back of the Terrace. The Committee recommended that the various owners should be written to asking them to agree to a joint scheme which would remedy the evil complained of. A letter was read from Mr David Davies, Beach-road, complaining that the Council had let the ground which he had given for the use of the public as a cab-stand. It was resolved to write to Mr Davies asking his authority for making the statement, which the Committee declared was not correct. A letter was read from Mr W. Jones, Lion Hotel, complaining with regard to the cartage of house refuse. A letter was^reeeived from the Ratepayers Union enclosing a resolution condemning the ex- pense incurred on the Marine-parade near the Railway Station and also calling attention to the state ot some of the roads within the district. The Committee instructed the Surveyor to have the holes in the roads filled up and the roads otherwise improved where necessary. The tender of Messrs Minshall and Co. for dust bins was recommended for adoption- The Committee also recommended that before any new supply of water was granted in future a written application must be made through the Clerk, which application must be considered by the Committee. It being stated that a part of a bake-house in the town was being used as a dwelling house it was resolved that the Inspector and Medical Officer should visit the place and report thereon.— The Ratepayers Union in their letter which was read urged upon the Council to ascertain their exact position with regard to the law costs and to deal with financial matters in open Council as much as possible, so that the ratepayers might form a better idea of the state of their finances.—Mr David Davies's letter was also read, in which he condemned the Council for utilising the land as a cab stand. He understood that the Council had paid JE75 in improving the place. He was prepared to pay the Council £125 if they trans- ferred the land back to him.—Mr John Richards said the Council had clearly gained £50 upon that transaction und if it was the wish of the generality of the ratepayers to sell the land back to Mr Davies and thus gain f50 he, as one member of the Council, had no objection.—The Chairman said if they transferred the land back to Mr Davies, the public might lose many privileges enjoyed by them at the present time.—Mr Wynne Williams: Then why did you complain of the money spent in im- proving the place ?—Captain Richards It is worth more than JE125 to the town.—Mr John Richards I should think so.—It was agreed not to entertain the offer.—Mr Edward Williams then referred to the matter of supplying the Railway Company with water and proposed that the offer which they had made to pay at the rate of 5d per 1,000 gallons in respect of water supplied to all sources, including the water columns, should be accepted. He thought the Council should meet theCompany. —Mr W.Owen seconded the proposition.—Captain Richards Can we sell water at less than it costs us ?—The Clerk It would be mal-administration. You are the judges, however.—Mr O. W. Morris said the Council charged Llanaber School Board JE12 and it would not be fair to the School Board to accept the offer of the Railway Company.—Mr William Owen said according to the arrangement first entered in- to with the School Board they owed £30, but the Council accepted £20 and ultimately reduced it to £ 12.—An altercation ensued between Mr Wynne Williams and Mr William Owen, Mr Williams ask- ing if a record was taken of the water used by Mr Owen whereupon Mr Owen said Mr Williams used more water than anybody else in the town in the same position. (Loud laughter.)—Mr D. E. Davies proposed as an amendment the acceptance -of the offer of the Company provided they guar- anteed using two million gallons.—Mr O. W. Morris seconded the amendment, remarking that that would bring in to the Council about £37.Mr Edward Williams not ac" cepting the amendment, the proposi- tions were put to the vote, when the amendment was carried by five to four.— Mr Edward Williams asked how it was proposed spending the f40 for sewerage mentioned in the estimate.—The Surveyor said he had gone fully into the matter with the Committee, but he had not got the paiticulars at hand then.—Mr Wil- liams then asked what the sum of jE50 in respect to the water works was for ? What was the stock- in-trade on the water works at present ?—The Surveyor: £ 25.—Mr Edward Williams: Well, I want to know whtre this JE75 is to be expended ? The Surveyor said part would be expended in Fronoleu, but as he said before, he had not got all the papers containing the details at hand.—Mr Edward Williams said all the particulars should be before the Council. —Mr Wynne Williams I suppose the Committee were satisfied with the estimate.—Mr Edward Williams Yes, but I to be sa'isfied as well. Main roads, is that accounted f r ? How is that to be spent ?—The Surveyor I can not say what will happen in the future. That is the estimate.—Mr Edward Williams said he wanted to know how they had arrived at that sum more than another sum, say £1O@, f200 or £300?- The Chairman How do we arrive at estimates ? — Mr Richard Roberts said the Committee were there flr a long time and went into all the de- tails carefully.—The Surveyor said it was a new thing for him for a member to b3 making those oatichisms after the Committee had passed the estimate and he had not brought the papers.—Mr Edward Williams I cannot vote before I am satis- fied upon these points. I propose that the matter be deferred.—Mr 0. W. Morris said it had been the rule after the Committee had made the estimate with the Surveyor that it should be dealt with by a committee of the whole Council.—The Surveyor I may say that this is the first time the Surveyor has been catechised on the estimate in this manner.— The Chairman said the Committee spent hours over the estimate. They based all the estimates on the amounts spent in the past and what the Surveyor said would be required during the year.—The Clerk suggested that this report should be adopted as a basis for further consideration by the Committtee of the whole Council. Evan Richards proposed this.—Mr D. E. Davies seconded the proposition which was carried. HYMN SINGING EXPENSIVE. Mr Ed. Williams asked how the Committee had arrived at the sum of 25s which they charged Christ Church for water for the organ. He wanted the particulars.—Mr John Richards Would you like us to give you the lengths of the pennillion which are sung there. (Laughter.)—Mr Ed. Williams: Mr Chairman The Chairman Mr Richards is alluding to the fact that we received a letter stat- ing that the water would be paid for according to the hymns sung there. — Mr Wm. Owen: When they sung the" Old Hundred" there it comes ex- pensive. (Loud laughter.)—Mr Edward Williams (banging his fist on the table) Mr Chairman, I appeal to you for order. Have they been paying for water these last years ?—The Surveyor I do not think they have. — Mr Ed. Williams (hotly) Is it right that some members should be ignored by other members like this when asking questions.— The Chairman I understood .—Mr Edward Williams (interrupting) I am speaking on the re- port of the General Purposes Committee. We have treated them like gentlemen and I expect an answer to my questions. On what basis do you arrive at this sum ? As a member of the Council I want to know.—The Surveyor said first of all Mr Roberts, one of the chief members of the Church, sent suggestions that fifteen shillings would be a reasonable sum. This was raised to 25s. The Committee arrived at this sum after having taken into consideration the amounts paid by other chapels for washing pur poses.—Mr Edward Williams My contention is that the Committee arrived at this amount by adopting Mr Roberts's suggestion as to the length of the pennillion and so on.—Mr John Richards I appeal to the Chairman.—The Chairman We took no notice of the letter of Mr Roberts.—Mr John Richards then explained that the Committee took into consideration the horse power required to work the organ and the sums paid by other persons. —The Chairman You see there is no meter and how would you arrive at a price, MrWilliams ?—Mr Williams You must allow us to discuss these re- ports, you know.—Mr R. Roberts thought the amount was small in proportion to the amount charged to chapels for washing.—Mr Edward Williams agreed and proposed that the report be deferred.—No one seconded Mr Williams's pro- position, and the report was adopted. IMPROVEMENTS.—ANOTHER BREEZE. The Town Improvements Committee reported that Mr William Owen had been elected chairman for the ensuing year. The Committee had directed the Boating Inspector and Inspector of Hackney Carriages to examine all requisitions for new licences and to present a report to the Committee. They further resolved to inspect, io company with the Surveyor, all the footpaths within the district in order to ascertain the amount required in respect of repairs and improvements for the year ending March 31st, 1900.—Mr Wynne Williams I should like to know who called this Committee? Who fixed upon the time ?—The Clerk said the times were fixed by the Council and he supposed this was the ordinary meeting.—The Chairman Will any- one propose the adoption of this report?—Mr Wynne Williams I propose that it be not adopted as it has been held irregularly. — Mr D. E. Davies: Did Mr Williams receive notice of the Committee meeting?—Mr Williams Yes.—Mr D. E. Davies Mr Williams was absent. Is the time of the Coun- oil to be wasted like this because Mr Williams stopped away for some reason ? This is a mere quibble. I propose that the report be adopted.— Mr William Owen seconded the proposition which was agreed to. FINANCE. The Finance Committee reported that Mr Edward Williams had been appointed chairman of the Com- mittee for the current year. Consideration of the estimate was deferred pending the receipt of the new schedule of loans from the Local Government Board. The Committee recommended payment of bills amounting to £ 76.—Mr D. E. Davies asked when the Committee were going to deal with the arrears of rates ? If they were not going to do it, the Council must appoint someone else. It was now June and the rate had not been made.—Mr Edward Williams said the Collector had not brought b his report as to defaulters and the Com- mittee would not make a rate until they received the complete schedule of loans.—The report was adopted. MORE STORMY WEATHER. SURVEYOR WANTS AN UNDERSTANDING. The Surveyor (Mr John Adams) read his report, in the course of which he said he had a personal matter to place before the Council. He wanted a clear understanding as to his duties in order that they might work amicably together. As they were aware, the Chairman, in admonishing him at the time of his re-appointment, gave him what he called imperative instructions not to take orders from any individual member or from any committee until such orders, suggestions, or recommendations were duly confirmed by the Council. He took that to be his magna charta for the future, but in less than a month orders were given him from a com- mittee with instructions to have them carried out forthwith. He had to say that some of those orders had been carried out and some were being carried out and, morever, it was essential that some of them should be carried out without delay. He wanted to guard himself against being buffeted by any member for carrying out the decrees of a committee of which that member might possibly not be a member, but might feel aggrieved because work was carried out. (Some laughter.) Under existing circumstances that member might use the remarks of the Chairman against him and prove him to be a disobedient servant, a thing for which he should be very sorry indeed. Thus he was placed on the horns of a dilemma —(laughter)— for he could not possibly obey two sets of circum- stances which did not run parallel. He did not want to complain of anything so long as things ran smoothly, yet possibly he was laying himself open to be found fault with. He should like to Isteer clear of the Scylla of committees on throne hand, without getting wrecked on the Cha.ryb'Wis of the whole Council on the other hand. (Laughter.) He therefore implored the Council to be more explicit in their instructions to him. If they would give him an indemnity if he obeyed the smaller authority at the expense of the larger he would be satisfied. The Surveyor added that he hoped the Council saw his reason. He had received more instructions from the Committee last month than in any month during his existence as surveyor there and, as he had stated, some of them were instructions which it was imperative to carry out at once. What he asked for was that the Council should indemnify him from members not on the Committee finding fault. He wanted to work amicably.—The Chair- man said it seemed to him quite right that the Surveyor should make that explanation. As they knew, there had been considerable talk and there seemed to be an impression that things were being controlled by a few. Mr Adams was told that he was to do nothing without consulting the Council and it seemed that the Surveyor had perhaps taken the words too literally and had gone further than they really had intended.—Mr Evan Richards said the rule had been laid down that the Surveyor was not to accept instructions outside the Council. Now, he wished to ask the Surveyor whether he had received instructions from him to carry out any work whatever ?—The Surveyor said he never received instructions from Mr Richards. He might say that Mr Richards had often pointed out little defects to him which he always tried to remedy but aa to being instructed by him to carry out any work, that had never happened, nor had he (the Surveyor) ever received instructions from any individual members of the Council.—Mr 'Wynne Williams Have I ?—Mr Edward Williams I^iropose that we proceed.—Mr Wynne Williams (excitedly) I have been accused of hav- ing given orders to Mr Adams by Mr Hugh Evana and a newspaper has confirmed the charge. He must prove it to-day. — The Chairman I do not think I have ever said that. — Mr WynneWilliams Yes, you said it of me as chairman of the Com- mittee.—The Chairman Nonsense.—The Sur- veyor in the same way —Mr Hugh Evans This is entirely out of order.—The Chair- man Will anyone propose the adoption of this report ?—Mr D. Eo Davies Let us go on with the other matters in the report—T^e Council then dealt with various items mentioned in the report.—It was decided, by seven votes to four, to accept the tender of the Glasdir Company for the supply of chippings for the road and, on the proposition of Mr Edward Williams, it was agreed to invite tenders for the supply of a few street lamps which the Surveyor said were needed.—Mr Edward Williams asked how the work of extending the life- boat slip was to be done -by day work or by con- tract?—The Surveyor said the work had been com- menced since Saturday. He commenced as soon as possible at the request cf the General Purposes Committee.—Mr Williams asked why the Surveyor wanted to mention it in his report if he had already started it at the request of the Committee? He had hoped that they would have carried out what the Chairman had a-ked, that no work should he done without being passed by the Council.—Mr Wynne Williams Hear) hear.—Mr Edward Williams added that some members might have some suggestions to make as to the work, but it seemed that certain members were to have no voice. — Mr Richard Roberts said it was not a new work, but the completion of work already commcnced. The Surveyor said he asked the Committee for cement to oom- plete the work and they decid-d that it would be desirable to extend the slip.—Mr Edward Williams proposed that they should advertise for tenders for the work. It would only be fair to the ratepayers. —The Chairman I have about had enough of this. These questions are being raised after every report and the time of the Council is being wasted—tinker- ing with little things. Many things had to be carried out at once. It was no use leaving the place as it was as the Council would be responsible for any accidents which occurred there.—Mr Edward Williams It is quite reasonable to ask what this will cost.—The Surveyor Two or three pounds.—Mr O. W. Morris It is nothing.—The report was then adopted and the matter dropped. DISPOSAL OF REFUSE. The Medical Officer reported that the place where the refuse was desposited was in an unsatisfactory state.—The report of a committee which had visited the spot was also read and the matter was referred to the General Purposes Committee. RATE COLLECTOR'S REPORT. The Rate Collector reported that he had paid £22 10s Od into the Bank during the month. Several orders had been put into force. He had been busy collecting water rates outside the dis- trict and would present a more detailed account at the next meeting- The report was approved and the Council then resolved into committee.
PWLLHELI. ST. PETER'S MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—This festival was held on Friday at St. Peter's Church and was most popular. Sermons were preached in the evening in the same place. EXCGRSIONISTs.-1he members of the girls' friendly societies from Portmadoc and Criccieth and a Sunday school from Bow Street, near Aber- ystwyth, paid a visit to Pwllheli on Wednesday and returned having enjoyed themselves very much. OBITUARY.—Mrs Hawkins, an old resident, and Mr John Evans of Penlan-street both passed away last week after long illnesses. The former was buried on Saturday and the latter on Tuesday at Denio Churchyard, the Vicar officiating. PICNIC.—The members of the Literary Society of St. Peter's Church journeyed to Madryn on Mon- day, June 19th, in conveyances. There was a picnic and sports. The day was fine and the outing passed off most satisfactorily. STORM.—A severe storm, accompanied by thunder and lightning, passed over Lleyn on Tues- day. The lightning was very vivid. Hailstones of the size of marbles fell and rain caaie down in torrents. No casualties are reported. EDERN.—On Friday last, the Calvinistic Methodists opened their new chapel Edern, when special sermons were preached to large con- gregations by the Revs David Williams of Lian- wrda, Samuel T. Jones of Rhyl, and John Hughes, M.A., of Liverpool. UNITED SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP,—The united Sun- day schools of Salem, Penlan, and Zion Chapels organised a trip by special train to Llangollen on Monday, June 19th, starting at seven a.m. and returning at 10-15 p.m. About 600 persons went. The day was fine and the trippers enjoyed them- selves very much. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL. —The M.C. Sunday school festival was held at Penmount Church on Thursday, June 15th. The presidents were Mr James Griffith and Mr William Jones catechisers, Rev John Moses Jones, Dinas, and Alun T. Jones, Brynrefail; musical conductor, Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Cantab), Aberystwyth accompanists, Misses Winnie Jones, S. J. Richards, Maggie Griffith, and Mr Henry R. Jones, Pwllhelli; and secretary, Mr W. W. Jones, Four Crosses. The meetings were held at 1-30 and 5-30 p.m., when lengthy programmes were gone through. The meetings, which were well attended by the members of the district schools, were a great success.
OORRIS. EISTEDDFOD.—Captain A. R. Pryse, Cyfronydd, the proprietor of the Aberllefenny Quarry, has subscribed JE5 to the funds of the eisteddfod. ABERCWMEIDDAW QUARRY.—This quarry, which was closed for a month, whilst the new steam engine was being pai, up, was opened last week. Work is now in full swing. PERSONAL.—Mr D. Lloyd Evans, formerly of Maesybwlch, Corris, and now of Boston, America, is now on a visit to Corris. He is returning to Boston in two months' time and has returned to his hotrie in order to recruit his failing health. STEAM ROLLER.—The county steam roller was at Corris last week engaged in the repair of roads. On Friday the roller sunk in a peaty portion of the road opposite the Schoohoom and some hours elapsed before it was extricated from its position. This is the first time for the roller to be employed in the repair of the roads in the district of Corris.
Imperial PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY. Mr Chamberlain, aggrieved at certain published statements, took the opportunity of contradicting them. In the first place, it was not true that he was conferring with Mr Rhodes on the situation in the Transvaal he had had no communication with the ex-Cape Premier on this subject since 1896. He also gave emphatic denial to the story that he is about to leave this country. The Chancellor of the Exchequersaid he could not undertake to iotrodace legislation requiring brewers to make a seperate en- try of all substitutes for hops used. Sir Henry Fowler initiated a debate on the imposition by the Indian Government of a duty on sugar, moving that an address be presented to her Majesty praying that the Indian Tariff Act, 1899, be disallowed HOUSE OF LORDS, FRIDAY. The House passed the Finance Bill through all its stages. Lord Salisbury announced that the second reading of the London Government Bill would be taken on Tuesday. HOUSE OF COMMOMS, FRIDAY. Mr Chamberlain, replying to Mr Bryn Roberts, stated that the alteration of the form of the Transvaal oath of allegiance, by which an express abjuration of all allegiances to any other state was omitted, would not enable British subjects to be- come naturalised in the South African Republic without losing their British nationality. Mr McNeill, retaliating upon Sir E. Ashmead-Bart- lett's expression, "anti-British" propaganda, in a question of the preceding day, asked if the Govern- ment had received confirmation of the statement that a body calling itself the South African As- sociation hadspeot considerable sums of money upon the anti-Boer propaganda in this country and Cape Colony. Mr Chamberlain replied in the negative. The House then went into supply upon the Scotch Estimates and a long debate took place upon the education vote. HOUSE OF LORDS, MONDAY. A measure entitled the Youthful Offenders Bill, instoduced by Lord James of Hereford, was read a second time in the House of Lords on Monday. It has for its object the extension of the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, gllng magistrates power to order boys, instead of being sent to prison, for any offence except homicide, to be privately whipped with a birch rod. There is another pro- vision by which parents or guardians may be fined if they have contributed by neglect to the commis- sion of the crime. HOUSE OF COMMONS, MONDAY. Mr Balfour afterwards made a statement on the legislative programme of the Govern- ment for the "remaining portion of the session, moving as a preliminary that Government business have precedence on Tuesdays and Wednes- days and that Standing Order 56 be extended to all days of the week. He put an end to rumours that the session is likely to end about the 25th July indeed, he did not think they would be able to separate in the first week in August. Among the new measures foreshadowed were Bills dealing with clerical tithes, with amendment of the Factory Acts, and for completing the arrangement for taking over the Niger Company. Mr Balfour's motion was carried by a majority of 131, The House then proceeded with the committee stage of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Bill.
LAMPETEK" I QUIET DAY.—The annual quiet day" of the clergy of the district was held at the St David's College on Wednesday, when a. good number were present to hear an address by Canon Bickersteth. SCHOOL BOARD.—The five members who re- tired being the only persons nominated for the School Board election thi-y have been declared duly elected. They were :—The Rev Evan Evans, In- dependent minister the Rev D. Jones, vicar Mr John Jones, the manciple the Rev R. C. Jones, Unitarian minister; and Mr J. Ernest Lloyd solicitor. A SCARE.—One afternoon last week some children saw a man's clothes on the bank of the Teify. See- ing no owner they feared that he had been drowned while bathing and at once gave the alarm aud created a considerable stir. It, however, trans- spired that an individual connected the show which had visited the town had ob'ained some cast-oft clothing and had gone down to the river- side to change them for his old oaes which he left on the ground. Ax UXFORTCNATE PARTY.—On Friday at twi- light a party of mn set out in a trap for a q-uet spin in the country. All went well untd the re- turn journey when one of the gentlemen, who thougnt he could do great things in the way of driving, took the reins and urg-d the horse to a greater speed. The result was disastrous both to himself and his companions, for in le-s time than it takes to say "Jack Robinson' all found them- selves prostrate on tne hard ground. No one was seriously injured and each man was able to report himself to his wife and that night. Tne shock to the nerves, however, resulted iD some of the members having to be invalided" and they have since put in time at Aberayron, New Quay, and other fashionable watering places. SINGING FESTIVAL.—The annual singing festival of the Independent Chapels of the district, which embraces Soar, Bethel Parcyrhos, Ffaldybrenin, Rhydybont, Rryntog, Llangybi, Llanfair, Cdhn, Troedyrhiw, Tynygwndwn. and Ciieeniti, was held at the Soar Chipel on Thursday of last week. There was a good attendance. The conductor was Mr T. Glyndwr Richards and the accompanists were Miss Thomas, Chalybeate-street, and Mr D. J. Gilbert, Gwernogle. The Rev J. T. Parry, Cil- cenin. presided at the evening meeting. The fol- lowing hymns were rendered :—Emyn Hwyrol, Dyfroedd Si'oah, York, etc., and the anthem "Or Dyfnder y Llefais." The singing was excellent and elicited much praise. TRIPS.—On Tuesday, a liree number went from the town by the cheap excursion train to Swansea, with the object of seeing Barnum and Ba.il. y's Show. They started at an early hour in the morning and returned about half past eleven in the night, having seen all the sights and thoroughly enjoyed them- sdves. Thres waggonettes full and a number of cyclists journeyed to Lianwrda on Monday, to j the trip from there to Swansea, iu order to see Barnum's "grand turn out" thatday. Incoming back they were detained for hours, owing to a fall in a tunnel and arrived home about five o'clock in the morning, instead of twelve the night before. One young .nan had enjoyed himself so much that he immediately went back to Swansea by another excursion, starting as soon as he arrived. DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN.—At Maengla, Pen. carreg, in the early morning on Tuesday the death took place of David Evans, who was born in February of the year J 799, being therefore 100 years of age. The old man had only been down with rheumatism for a short space of time before he died. Throughout his long life he never had a serious illness and up to the end he was sounder in body and mind than many a young miln of thirty. He had lost only two teeth and had a splendid head of grey hair. He was able to read without the aid of spectacles aud it *as only two years ago that he shot a hare. Born in a public-house at Bwlch- mynydd, he lived for the greater part of his life at Maenglas. He was sixteen years of age at the time of the battle of Waterloo of which he lud very vivid recollections. He used often to speak of the way the news of the victory was received in the country on a June morning, eighty-four years ago, when sober-minded Welsh women hugged each other in their joy and organised a dance on the village green, a thing which they were never known to have done either before or since. Bl1.t the occasion was not alto- gether one of joy as is turned out, for afcer the cessation of the war came bad times. Before, the country had been very prosperous. Wages, the old man said, were almost as good as at the present day. Labourers received fifteen shillings a week, but aftr Wdterlco many were glad to do a day's work for G 1, and blasts were sold at one- third of the prices thy had previously fetched. The Rebecca Riots in Cardiganshire he regarded as a comparatively modern occurrence, for he was then a middle-aged man, and even his son, Mr Deheudir Evans, Lampeter, re- members the soldiers at Lampeter that had been sent down to queil the disturbances. Born during the reign of Gjorge III.. tne English sovereign who at that time had reigned longest in Knyliih history, he lived tiirough the reigns of George IV. and William 1\- and died aftjr seeing a reign which has exceeded in length that during which he entered upon life on this earth. He brought up twelve children, of whom the eldest is Mr Deheudir Evans. Lampeter, who is sixty-eight years of age. FARMERS DESPAIRED OF.—A meeting in connec- tion with the proposed butter fictory arId creamer- ies Is to be held on Friday, wh< n it will be decided whether the movement is to be dropped or not. It will b remembered that Mr Harford promised to subscribe capital eqml t) the site and building provided the farmers themselves took 200 out of the iOO pound shares aGd Mr Gerwyn Jones agreed to take a large number of shares on a similar con- dition. Hitherto the farmers have only taken £110 in shares and enlightened people are beginning to despair of ever bring able to get farmers to take an intelligent interest in their own industry. The farmers seem to be suspicious of everybody and everything. They suspect that Mr Harford and the tradesmen in the town have entered into a con- spiracy with the object of making money out of them. Why, they a-,k, do they have the factory in Limpeter ? Is it not because the town will get a large amount of money out of it iu rates ? Tnty do not take into account the fact that the Society would have to pay more in carriage if the factory was located at any distance from the Station in a few weeks than the rates for a whole year would total. One of the articles of the Society is that no more than four per cent. is to be drawn by shareholders. In this, some profess to see the secret of Mr Harford's promise to take a large number of shares. They say he wants to make a large profit on his invest- ment, but the question is asked why then do they themselves not take advantage of this splendid opportunity of making a pile of money by securing as many shares as they can get hold of. The farmers, it appears, were under the impression that Mr Harford was going to act the philanthropist by giving them a site and building for nothing and when they understood that these would represent a number of shares in the undertaking on which he would receive interest in the same way as every other investor, although this would plainly be an immense assistance to the movement, they were greatly disappointed. Unless something is done to rouse the agricultural community before Friday the movement will surely fall to the ground, for Mr Harford and the other owners will not attempt to carry the thing out without ad from the very persons whom it is intended to benefit. Farmers in the district are at present selling butter at six- pence per lb., while factory butter sells at a shilling and more. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH. —Present Mr David Davies, chairman, pre- siding Mr John Fowden, vice-chairman the Rev R. C. Jones, Lampeter Messrs David Davies, Cellan B. J. Evans, Llanfairclydogau William Jones, Llangybi James Jones and Evan Davies, Llanwenog; T. H, R Hughes, Llanwnen J. G. Marsden, Silian John Davies and Griffith Jones, Llanybyther John Thomas, Llanllwni William Edwards and D. Evans, Pencarreg the Rev T. C. Edmunds, Tre- filan. Statistics.—Out-relief administered during the past fortnight, Lampeter district, per Mr D. Parry, relieving officer, £313 4s Od to 148 paupers. Llany- byther district, per Mr David Evans, £38 16s Od to 146 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight, 17 corresponding period la,t year, 26. Number of inmates in the House, 17 last year corresponding period, 11. Administration of Relief.—A woman appeared before the Board in a somewhat unkempt condition to ask for relief for herself and her sister. The sister, she said, was blind and needed a lot of at- tention.—Some time ago a letter was read from the foster brother of the applicants asking the Board to relieve them, but it was stated that the women kept a big placa and kept a few sheep and pigs and one or two cows. It was also pointed out that the women were not capable of managing such a. large establishment, the house being in consequence in a far from clean state. The Guardians in these circumstances instructed the Clerk to write to the author of the letter asking him to persuade the women to go to a small house and the Guardians would relieve them. In reply to the Chairman, applicant said her sister would not hear of doing away with the cows and she then left. The Rev R. C. Jones said there was a complaint that the house was kept very dirty and the woman was again called in and told the house would have to be kept clean and the Board would assist the foster brother to keep them.—The Rev R. C. Jones then proposed and Mr J. Fowden seconded that 3s 6d a week be given.—Mr James Jones asked whether it was not illegal to grant out-relief to persons pos- sessing cows and the Chairman said it was, but it was stated that the cows did not belong to the women but to their foster brother.—Mr Marsden proposed as an amendment that no relief be granted.—Mr David Evans, Pencarreg, who had j just come into the room, proposed that no relief be granted, but that the Relieving Officer be in- structed to see that the women did not suffer from want. There would be no sense in granting them relief. They paid jE13 rent and had animals to the amount of JE40. He did not desire to be hard on them, but he was very anxious to help them and he thought that to grant them out-relief: enabling them to con- tinue to live where they were at present would be the worst thing the Board couid do for them. They were not fit to look after the place. fhe woman who was present that day was not fit to look after her blind sister. The house was in a shocking state. The stench all around it was awful, as the Guardians would soon ascertain if they went within jtwenty yards ot the house.—The Rev R. C. Jones said in that casa he would withdraw in favour of Mr Evans's proposition.—Mr Evans said it would be very much better if the women could be got into the House, but he doubted whether they wculi be able to get them in.—Mr David Evans's proposition was then carried by a majority. Tlte HOll.e. -The Master reported that MrSamuel Davies, Mile-end, had given tea and cake to the inmates.—A vote of thanks was passed. Assessment.—The Clerk stated that he had re- ceived replies from the assistant overseers of the various parishes to the request of the Committee that they should furnish them with returns of the actual rents paid in respect of tenanted property III their parishes. Some of them complied and i.thi^-s wrote pointing out that the Committee would be able to find the true rents in the valuation lists recently compiled. -The Rev T. C. Edmunds thought a reply of that kind was pure cheek and proposed that the Clerk write to them stating that unless th-y complied with the instructions of the Committee other men would be engaged to do the "or k at their expense.—This was agreed to.-It was also decided than Mr E. D. Rees should make a list of the old ratable values of the different par- ishes so that the Committee might be able to as- certain the p-rcentage of increase under the new valuation all round. Lampeter Rural Couilcil-A meeting of this Council was held after the Board when the Rev T. C. E lmunds presided.—A letter was read from the Clerk to the XevvciS'le Emlyn District Council com- plaining that the Surveyor of that Council had written to the LampeterSurveyor.in October last ask- ing him to make an appointment to visit Rhydne? culver:, but had received no rt-ply.-The Surveyor said the day mentioned by the Llandyssul Surveyor was inconvenient for him. He had another appoint- ment that day.—Mr James Jones But why did you not write and tell him so?—The Surveyor Because his letter was not an official one. (Laughter.)—Mr James Jones said the Surveyor had not given a satisfactory explanation why he had inot answered the letter.—It was resolved that the Surveyor should write to the Newca-tle Emlyn Surveyor asking him to appoint a day to meet the two coun- cillors for that district and the Surveyor.—Some discussion took place as to payments for breaking stones for the roads.—Mr James Jones asked whether the Surveyor had not promised 2s per yard to some of the men ?-The Surveyor No, I told them they would get the same as before, Is 9d.— Mr T. H. R. Hughes said the County Council only paid Is 6d per yard and proposed that in future the District Council should only pay that amount per yard.— Mr Maisden seconded the proposition.—Mr B. J. Rvans pointed out that in some districts the stones werj much harder than in others. Ultim- ately the matter was deferred. Llanybyther District Coullcil.-A meeting of this Council was neld, Mr David Davies, Felindre, pre- siding, in order to receive the report of the Medical Otfier in regard to the water supplies of Llanybyther and other places.—Dr Thomas stated that the Committee appointed in the matter unani- mously decided that an adequate supply for the village of Llanybyther and the Board School could be obtained by tapping and gathering together the springs of Glantrefach and if necessary more could he obtained from Glantrefawr to supplement it, so that they had been very fortunate with regard to Llauyby ther. He was sorry to say, however, that there would be greater difficulty in securing a sup- ply for Ram and Parkyrhos. The members ot the Committee walked miles over hills and dales in search of water and the only spot for anything like a satisfactory nature was on Tyhywel land. The soil from which the springs rose were of a peaty nature, but he thought the water was wholesome. The disadvantage was that it would have to be con- veyed in pipes for a distance of from two to three three miles which would entail great expense, The Committee visited the springs of Taltedw and the river Athron, but were satisfied that only a sufficient supply for Ram alone could be obtained from that source.—The Cl-rk, in reply to the Chairman, said that the Council would be able to make special drainage di,tricts so that only the inhabitants bene- fitting by the supply would have to bear the ex- pense.—After some discussion, it was decided to engage Mr Morgan Davies, engineer, Swansea, to visit the sources mentioned and draw out schemes.
exacts mli Jancws, Is it true that you are living beyond your .station?" "Yes, I regret to say -two miles." London nas 200,000 cooks and servant-maids and only 13,554 policemen. What are they amongst so many ? annibalism.-A little girl seeing a baby sucking said O. nasty ditty baby, eats its own mother t for its tea Tramp: "Can I see the lady of the house ?" Bridget "No, she's engaged." Tramp That won t make any difference. I don't want ter marry her. Scotchman at the baths—" What's the price o' a bath. Attendant-" One shilling." Scotchman— Hech, man, but that's an awfu' lot o' siller Can ye no say saxpence and put in less watter ?" Big fleas have little fleas Ou their legs to bite 'em And little fleas have lesser fleas And so, ad infinitum An Irish soldier, on hearing that his widowed mother had been married since he quitted Ireland, exclaimed Murtber I hope she won't have a son oulder than me if she does, I shall lose my estate J As the steamer was just starting from Calais, an English passenger shouted out to a French friend "Au reservoir." To this the Frenchman, with equal ignorance of any language but his own, re- sponded, "Tanks "Mrs Salmon's got a dog that likes me," said little Emily, coming home from a visit to her aunt. How do you know he likes you?" her motherasked. 'Cause he tasted me and then wagged his tail answered the little girl. Wasn't that young Mr Tiff who left the house as I came in ?" asked the judge of his eldest daughter. Yes, papa." "DidI not Issue an injunction against his coming here any-more ? Yes, papa; but heap- pealed to a higher court and mamma reversed your decision." Call a girl a chick and ahe smiles call a woman a hen and she howls. Call a young woman a witch and she is pleased call an old woman a witch, and she is indignant. Call a girl a kitten and she rather likes it; call a woman a cat and she'll hate you. Queer sex, isn't it; "Want a situation as errand boy, do you ? Well, can you tell me how far the moon is from the earth, eh?" Boy: Well, guv'nor, I don't know, but I reckon it ain't near enough to interfere with me ranning errands." He got the job.