London Letter. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. A PRINCELY HOUSE. n ATnnday niirlit Lord Rosebery gave a tfon at liis house in Be.keley-s^-e, re, Jh h-,s iust been altered and enlarged. u malice though for my own It ,s a gorgeous pjace .» CL W sSt the side of a Sun-ki„ed hill. It is a house built tor great receptions and social functions. The rooms are large and lofty, the staircases look. as if they had been taken out of the Arabian • the flowers that adorned the rooms were rare and precious, and everything which art and luxury and taste could do had been lavished on this fairy palace. The room is a huge space, made radiant by the Frenchiest of French furniture. The be room is as big as an ordinary public hall; the dining room could hold a hundred guests »nd all the other rooms are m proportion. Needless to say, the furniture is a fit denizen of the gorgeous palace. Priceless c ma is to be seen in great glass cupboaids, beautiful ottomans and chairs are strewed about the rooms, and a great cradle-now used to hold flowers-was an object which attracted all people's admiration. THE PICTURES. The portraits are remarkable. Of course the Queen is represented, but I thought it was a poor likeness. Mr. Gladstone is there, painted by Millais. It is a masterful and a fascinating picture. It is the face of a commander of men. The eagle eye, the firm mouth, the aggressive and dommatine look all show the hero of a hundred fights. Not that the picture is Mr. Gladstone at his best. It gives one just an impression of what Mr. Lecky meant when lie spoke of Mr. Gladstone's eye as that of a bird of prey. I prefer the Grand Old Man in his softer or more reverent moods. Still the picture by Millais will prove to posterity how so fine and noble a nature was able to. command such devoted loyalty and such bitter hatred during his lifetime. I have no time to speak of the other paiiitinos-of Robespierre, of Lord North, of William Pitt the younger, and many another famous man. But the two pictures of the first William Pitt must not be passed over without a word. They shew the face and figure of the first of our Parliamentary democrats and the great gianca ler of Lord Rosebery himself. For Lord Rosebery s mother is a Stanhope and the grand-daughter of the Great Commoner. b 0 LORD ROSEBERY. The late Liberal leader looked very well, I thought, and surprisingly young. He chatted freely and pleasantly with the guests and was everywhere the centre of an amused and laughing throng. His eldest daughter, Lady Sybil Primrose, helped to receive the guests. She is a tall and graceful girl, with a beautiful face and a sweet expression. She is not more than 20, but she was very self-possessed, though evidently still some- what shy. It was a pleasant sight to see father and daughter together, bound by no ordinary ties of sympathy and affection. There were a good many Welsh people present, and among them were Mr. and Mrs. Brynmor Jones, Mr. Ellis Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Williams, Mr. and Mrs. John Cory, Mr. Clifford and Miss Cory, Mr. J. and Miss Gertrude James (Merthyr), etc. MR. JOHN MORLEY. Everyone who values the good name of Britain was glad to read in yesterday's papers that Mr- John Morley had spoken out in the House of Commons on the question of the Mahdi's head. The whole incident is disgraceful and scandalous. Two hundred and fifty years ago, a ribald king and a godless court disturbed the remains of the greatest ruler this country has ever seen. But the iudignity with which the body of Cromwell was treated has recoiled upon the heads of his enemies. No one now will be found to say that the action was anything but the brute fury of barbarians. Yet Lord Kitchener, who is supposed to be civilising the Soundan, has resorted to tactics which will ever be remembered with shame by every one who respects mag- nanimity and even decency of conduct in warfare. I have found no apologists for Lord Kitchener's action. The Mahdi may have been a "bloody ruffian," but he was, according to his light, a patriot, a religious reformer, and a brave man. To disinter his body, and to keep his head for weeks as a trophy is a gruesome and disgusting episode, and though honest John Morley only carried 50 men with him into the division lobby, he has convinced every man in and out of Parliament that the protest was necessary and salutary. If we have a mission in the Soudan, it is to civilise the natives. But such actions would seem to show that the natives are in the process of barbarising us. THE WELSH PARTY. The Welsh party are in a state of funk." They have raised a question and now they fear to find an answer. The question is, as Mr. Bryn Roberts put it, if the Welsh members are a party at all, or only a fraudulent pretence." If they are a party, then they must act as such and refuse office and emoluments until they secure definite pledges as to Disestablishment. The matter was left unsettled at the last meeting and an adjournment was decided upon. Now, however, I hear that the adjourned meeting is never going to be held In truth, 11 the Welsh party" has become utterly con- temptible. The Chairman, Mr. Alfred Thomas, is a respectable and honest man, but he is not the man for a post which requires a strenuous and masterful nature. The others are all at sixes and sevens—some afraid of their shadows, others purblind to everything but their own interests, and the few honest and fearless men too small in number to overcome the selfishness of the others. Altogether, I foresee but a dim hope for Disestablishment, unless the con- stituencies speak out and speak strongly. MISCELLANEOUS. Madame Patti sang at the Albert Hall yesterday afternoon. Dr. Wallace, M.P., who fell down in a fit in the House of Commons on Monday, died yesterday morning. He was once a Scotch Free Church minister, and was looked upon as one of the finest pulpit orators of that country. He deserted the pulpit for journalism, and journalism for the bar. He was a brilliant writer and a witty and telling speaker. Many a time have I heard him speak of Wales—especially of "young Wales" —of which he was an ardent admirer. His death creates another vacancy in Edinburgh, and I hear that both seats will be won by the Liberals.
PENCADER. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—The annual musical festival in connection with the Independent Chapels of Pen- -cader, Wyddgrug, Noni, Llygadnenog, and Alltwallis was held this year at Pencader OH Monday. The audience was very large, and the singing throughout the whole meetings was of a high order. The conductor was Mr. Einlyn Jones, Morriston, who deserves great commendation.
linn II II l1li:11 DOLGELLEY. CRICKET.—The cricket club had arranged to have two or three matches with the officers of the 4tli Battalion H.W.F., but we understand that the officers will be unable to fulfil the engagements. Excum;ION.-We understand that the Wesleyan Methodist and the Calvinistic Methodists are unit- ing for an excursion in connection with the Sunday School. A committee has been appointed to make the necessary arrangements. DR. WILLIAMS' SCHOOL.-On the 14th of July an examination will be held at the above school for three entrance scholarships to Dr. Williams' School The scholarship will be given in order of merit to girls under 14 who have been educated at any public elementary school in North Wales. Applications to be sent to the head mistress not later than July 12th. A HANDSOME GIFT.—Thomas Edwards, Esq., J.P., of Elaenau and Liverpool, has presented the Siloh Church, Rhydymain with a handsome organ for the use of the congregation, which is much appreciated. FESTIVAL OF 1900. Both the Calvinistic Methodists and the Congregationalists are making arrangements for the 1900 festival during the present week. PICNIC.-On Saturday afternoon Miss Griffiths, of Arianfryn and Glyn, gave a picnic on the hills above Arthog. A large number of ladies and gentlemen attended, and during the afternoon visited Llys Blodwen and other places of interest in the neigh- bourhood. PASTORAL CALL.—We understand that Mr. Peter Hughes Lewis, Springfield-street, who is at present at Bala-Bangor College, has received a call from the Congregational Church at Gwyddgrug, near Pencader, Carmarthenshire, which lie has decided to accept, and will commence on his pastoral duties in August. Mr. Lewis, before entering Bala-Bangor College, had served his apprenticeship as pupil teacher at the Boys Board School, and his services were highly appreciated. It is to be hoped that he will be quite as successful in this new sphere. MILITIA SUNDAY WORSHIP.—We are pleased to state that the arrangements for attending services by the Militia last Sunday were more satisfactory. About 50 of the men attended divine service at ten o'clock at the Wesleyan Chapel, when the Rev. D. Jones, Barmouth, officiated. The remainder of the battalion, a little before noon, paraded to St. Mary's Church, headed by the band, to attend a special service, when the Rev. John Lloyd, rector, conducted the service. In the evening a good number of the men attended divine services at the various churches and chapels. AMUSEMENTS OF MIT.ITIA.-As we announced in our last issue extensive arrangements have been made by the Ladies Committee for providing amusements to the men of the Carnarvon and Merioneth Militia, or 4th Battalion of the R.W. Fusiliers The Public Rooms have been engaged by the Committee for this purpose. At one of the rooms refreshments are provided, where a cup of coffee and a bun can be procured, and about 120 took advantage of these on the second night, and the number is increasing every evening. Mrs. Dr. Thomas, Glyndwr-street, has kindly superintended the refreshment rooms during the last week. In another room, newspapers, period- icals, together with note pdper and envelopes are provided free of charge. In the large room various innocent games have been prepared, and here the bulk of the men spend their evenings. Music is given each evening, too, in which local friends, to- gether with a number of men, take part. A lady superintendent is appointed to make all necessary arrangements for each evening. The first evening was under the management of Mrs. Slaney Wynne, I)olll-lii-cl, and the second evening Mrs. Griffith and Miss Ethel Griffith, R.C.M., Brynadda. On Thursday evening, Mrs. Dr. Jones, and Miss Jones, Caerffynon, and Mrs. Chidlaw Roberts, Brynterion. Tuesday evening, Mrs. Jones-Parry, lady-president; and Rev. E. Hampden Cooke, M.A., president. Saturday evening, Mrs. M. W. Griffith, Bodlondeb. Monday evening, Mrs. Clarke, Bodlondeb, Tuesday, Mrs. John Richards, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. Wynne Williams, Ivy House. The following have kindly taken part in the various entertainments :—Miss Ethel Griffith, R.C.M., Miss Blodwen Williams, the Misses Millard, the Misses Jones, Brynffynon; the Misses Hughes, Mtrvinian House Messrs. Meirion Davies, E. Asthur Williams. Edgar Richards, and Meredith Roberts. On Sunday evening an enter- tainment was arranged by the Wesleyan denomina- tion at the Public Rooms, when a large number of the men, together with others attended. The following took part:—Misses L. C. Meredith and Jennie Jones, Messrs. E. Arthur Williams, H. O. Williams, W. Morris Roberts, John Williams, and Ebenezer Juven- ile Choir, under the leadership of Mr. William Alfred Meredith. The entertainment was well appreciated. CYCLING ACCIDENT.-On Wednesday, whilst return- ing from Barmouth, Mr. G. D. Hughes, son of Mr. D. E. Hughes, Queen's Square, was thrown off his bicycle whilst descending the steep hill by Aber- amffra. He was carried back to Barmouth, where lie was attended to by Dr. Lloyd. Mr. Hughes has received considerable injuries, but is progressing slowly. PICNIc.-The students and Professors have been invited to a picnic to be given by the Rev. Hugh Roberts, on the Arran. BITTEN BY A Doo.-About a fortnight ago Major Scott, of Penmaeneba, was bitten by his favourite spaniel, and although it pained him it did not cause him much anxiety. However, last week he had to consult Dr. Richards, who advised him to see a specialist in London. From London he was ordered to Paris to undergo certain treatment. We hope the treatment will prove beneficial. MARRIAGE OF MISS AUGUSTA PRITCHARD MORGAN. There was a large assembly on Thursday after- noon at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Church, Trafal- gar-square, London, W.C., to witness the marriage of Count Eric Carl Piper, son of the late Count Eric Piper, of Snodholm, Sweden, and Miss C. Augusta Pritchard Morgan, daughter of Mr. William Pritchard Morgan, of the firm of William Pritchard Morgan and Co., Australian merchants, London, and M.P. for Merthyr Tydfil, of Aber Eden, Ganllwyd, near Dolgelley, Merionethshire, and 4, Whitehall-court, Westminster, S.W. The church was handsomely decorated with tall palms and white flowering plants, and the altar vases were specially re-filled with white blooms for the occasion. The nuptial ceremony was very im- pressively conducted by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of North Queensland, assisted by the Ven. Archdeacon of Middlesex and the Rev. J. F. Kitto, M.A., chaplain-in-ordinary to the Queen and rector of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. The bride, who arrived with her father, was conducted during the singing of the hymn, Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us," to the chancel entrance, where, in due course, Mr. Pritchard Morgan, M.P., gave her away. There were only four bridesmaids—the Countess Ebba Piper (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Gwendolen Pritchard Morgan (sister of the bride), Miss Jeannie Evans, and Miss Melleish-who were gowned in white silver muslin, arranged with full flounce down the front and pale blue chiffon sash the bodices were trimmed with applique lace. They also wore white straw hats with white ostrich tips, and studded with La France roses. The bridegroom's presents to them were pearl monogram brooches surmounted with a coronet, and bouquets of La France roses tied with white satin streamers. There were no pages. Miss Pritchard Morgan selected a wedding gown of the richest white duchesse satin, with semi-Court train flounced with very handsome point lace, the bodice being arranged with a collarette of the same lace. Her fine tulle veil covered a tiara of orange blossoms. Her ornaments were a string of pearls, the gift of her father, and- a massive pendant, and choice white exotics composed her bridal bouquet. Count and Countess Eric Carl Piper left for a honeymoon tour in the South of England, the costume de voyage being of grey tailor-made cloth, with jacket en suite, and black and white picture hat. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—SATURDAY. A meeting of the Rural District Council was held on Saturday, Mr. John Evans, Barmouth, presiding. EXTENSION OF BOUNDARY. It was announced that the notice against the order of the County Councils to extend the boundary of the Dolgelley Urban District Council had been received by the Local Government Board.—It was decided to appoint a solicitor to appear on behalf of the Council. THE MEDICAL OFFICER. It was resolved upon the proposition of Mr. E. P. Jones to ask Dr. Hugh Jones to the present at all the meetings. Dr. Charles Williams proposed and Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts seconded that Dr. Hugh Jones be appointed Medical Officer of Health for the ensuing year at the rate of L90 per annum.—This was agreed to unanimously. SANITARY MATTERS. It was resolved to lengthen the drains complained of at Llwyngwril a little further towards the land of Tydu. It was stated Ffynon Hronyfoel, Dyffryn, had not yet been tested as to the quantity of water.—Mr. Hugh Evans said there was a strong feeling in the district against taking the water from its old course and it was stated that the scheme provided for water in all the places where it was at present got from the well. Instructions were given that the owner of King's Mill should make some necessary improve- ments on his premises that the attention of Mr. Owens and Mrs. Scott should be called to the unsatis- factory state of their property at Abergynolwyn. The The Inspector said that the only way to deal with the Braich Gocli cottages at Corris would be to make three of the houses into two. The recommendation was adopted and instructions were given. It was re- solved to call the attention of the Barmouth Authority to the fact that the town rubbish was carted along the road in the day time. PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY Before Dr. Edward Jones (chairman), Messrs R. Wynne Williams and J. Meyrick Jones. APPLICATION FOR LICENCE TRANSFER—Mr. Daniel Williams (of Griffiths Son and Adams) applied for transfer of the licence of the Talbot Hotel from Mr. A. Foulkes to Mrs Honor Foulkes wife of Thomas D. Foulkes. The Chairman: We cannot make a transfer to a married woman when her husband lives with her. The Chief Constable I do not object to a temporary transfer but I do object to this tranfer being made in this way. It is all very well to say that the transfer is to be to the wife but he will live on the premises and will have full control, and he is not a proper person to have the control of a public house. The Chairman after consulting with the other magistrates said tliey were unanimous in refusing tlie application. "Ð.IL".U".r.:If;"J,;="r- I EJECTMENT ORDER.—Mr. Oswald Davies applied on behalf of John Yaughan, Nannau, for an ejectment order against Evan Jones, Brynteg, Bontnewydd. Jones was a yearly tenant and his tenantry deter- mined en the 12th. of May, Mr. E. Griffith, agent, served him with notice prior to the 12th of May 1899, but unfortunately the date of service was not on the copy of the notice kept by Mr. Griffiths. Mr. Vaughan gave 12 months, although only six months was required. They had called several times with Evan Jones and he absolutely refused to go out, stating that no other place to go to. Mr. Nichols, agent to Mr. Vaughan proved having seen a copy of the notice with date on in the posses- sion of Evan Jones. Mr. E. Griffiths proved service of notice on some date prior tr May 12th 1898. Morris H. Roberts, clerk to Mr. O. Davies proved service of ejectment order. The Bench granted the order, trusting that Mr. Vaughan would deal as leniently as possible with these poor people. SCHOOL BOARD. The ordinary meeting of the School Board was held at the County Hall on Thursday, when there were present:—Mr. William Hughes (chairman), Mr. Richd. Williams (vice-chairman), Messrs. E. W. Evans, John Price, John Lloyd, Rev. John Williams, B.A., and Rev. Llewelyn Williams, with Mr. R. Jones Griffith (clerk), Mr. W. T. Lloyd (assistant clerk), and Mr. Ellis Williams (attendance officer). REV. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS' SEAT. The Rev. Llewelyn Williams not having attended the Board during the last six months, Mr. E. W. Evans had given notice that they should appoint a member to fill the vacancy; but Mr. Williams attended this meeting, and a letter from him was read, ex- plaining the reason of his non-attendance at the previous meetings. After a somewhat lengthy dis- cussion it was decided to defer the matter for a month. VISITING COMMITTEE. The Visiting Committee's report for the month was read, and the following were appointed as a visiting committee for the next month :-The Chairman, Vice- chairman, Rev. J. Williams, Messrs. E. W. Evans, J. Lloyd, and John Price. The attendance officer's report was read and con- sidered, and it was arranged that the committee should meet on Wednesday to consider it, and also the requirements of the schools. SCHOOL STAFF. It was decided to retain the services of Miss C. J. Lewis, Girls' School, and Miss M. Roberts, Brithdir, as helpers for another year. TENDERS. The tender of Mr. R. C. Evans for supplying school stationery was accepted, and also the tender of Mr. Alfred E. Hughes for printing the Board's regulations. RENEWAL OF SCHOLARSHIP. The Chairman deferred his motion as to the renewal of scholarship until the next meeting. REGULAR ATTENDANCE. Rev. J. Williams, B.A., proposed that the Visiting Committee should confer with the teachers as to regular attendance at the various schools, and that a public meeting be held to present certificates and prizes for regular attendance. The matter was deferred.
ARTHOG. NEW TELEGRAPH OFFICE.—Last week a new telegraph office was opened at Fairbourne, or as it is commonly known, Friog. The office was opened y I by Miss Owen, of Dolgelley, who superintended during the first few days. It is hoped a telegraph office will soon be opened at Arthog Post Office. ELLIS' MEMORIAL.—At the request of the Bar- mouth Committee a meeting was convened by Mr. Morgan Williams, the Board School, to be held at the school on Saturday evening. Although the meeting was well advertised, very few attended. Mr. Evan Jones, Lodge, was elected chairman, and Mr. Morgan Williams secretary. Mr. Morgan Williams was also appointed to attend the Bar- mouth Committee. The following were appointed collectors :—Messrs. Cadwaladr Roberts, Ynysfaig; Garnett, Mount Wnion:, Cadwaladr Roberts, Ynysgyffylog; Hugh Lewis, Tanygarth; T. J. J. Stephens, and R. Hartley Jones. NEW BUILDINGS.—As we have already an- nounced in our last issue, Mr. Solomon Andrews has commenced in earnest with the development of Arthog. He has almost completed a reservoir for the supply of water to his estate. He has also, on Friday, laid the foundation-stone of a large row of houses which he intends building near Ynys- gyffylog, and will immediately proceed with other great works for the development of Arthog, he says, the whole of which expense he bears himself, and not in conjunction with anyone, as some cor- respondent has stated. Great things are expected from Mr. Andrews in the near future for the good of this district. He has fallen quite in love with this little place, and intends spending quite as much money on it as he has already done at Pwll- heli and other places.
CORWEN. PARISH COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting of the Council was held on Friday evening, under the presi- dency of Mr. Samuel Jones (chairman). The Clerk was directed to write the London and North Western Railway Company suggesting the issue of half-day tickets to Ruthin, Denbigh, and Rhyl on Wednesdays. A letter was received from the Great Western Rail- way Company with reference to the waste land opposite Corwen station, promising early attention to its improvement. A suggestion was made that a notice board be put up on the land calling attention to the attractive features of the town and district. A resolution was passed in favour of assimilating the system of voting at Parish Council and School Board elections. Soon after the death of the late Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P., a suggestion was made by Mr. Lloyd John, solicitor, that it would be a graceful act on the part of the Council if they presented the Free Library at Corwen, in which Mr. Ellis took such great interest, with a portrait of him. The idea was taken up, and the Chairman now produced a coloured portrait, which was formally presented to the Library Com- mittee. Underneath was an inscription recording the fact of its presentation by the Parish Councillors of Corwen, with the name of each councillor. Mr. Lloyd John stated that he was present the other day at Llansannan, at a meeting presided over by Lord Justicee Vaughan Williams, when a memorial was unveiled to five Welsh worthies. He had secured a most interesting memento of the event in the shape of short biographies of Tudur Aled, William Sales- bury, Iorwerth Glan Aled, and the brothers Henry and William Rees, and also a photograph of the memorial. He was having it mounted and framed to be hung up in the Library. [We hope that many other Parish Councils will follow Mr. Lloyd John's generous example.]
Llanfair-juxta-Harlech. MONTHLY MEETING.—The Calvinistic Methodists of West Merioneth held their Monthly Meeting at this place on Monday and Tuesday, under the presidency of the Rev. J. O. Thomas, M.A., Aber- dovey. The morning meeting was spent in hearing an account of the cause by the deacons of the church. They also related their own experience. In the afternoon meeting the first subject discussed was, "Our duty towards the young," which was opened by Rev. R. J. Williams (Bowydd). Mr. John D. Pugh, Cincinatti, and Rev. John Roberts, America, were introduced to the meeting. The subject of the public church meeting was, The necessity for religious zeal and enthusiasm," founded on Rom. xii. 11. Sermons were delivered on Monday evening, and all day on Tuesday by Revs. R. J. Williams (Bowydd), E. V. Humphreys (Llwyngwril), Rev. D. Hopkins (Festiniog), J. J. Evans (Aberllefenni), John Williams (Dolgelley), D. C. Edwards (Llanbedr), and Roberts (Dolgelley).
DYFFRYN ARDUDWY. ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILLORS.—The election of Parish Councillors for the Parish of Llanenddwyn having, from some cause or other, been omitted in March, an order was obtained pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government (Elections) Act, 1896," from the County Council that a parish meeting for such an election be held on Saturday, the 3rd of June. The meeting was conducted under the presidency of Mr. John Davies, Glanymorfa. The number of members allotted to the parish is 11, and 12 nomination papers were handed in; but one turned out not to be valid, inasmuch as the person nominated had no seconder. Therefore, the Chair- man declared the following persons to have been duly elected:—Messrs. William Lewis (Brynteg), David Jones (King's Mill), John Richard Jones (Pen- tremawr), Morris Jones (Uwchlan'rcoed), Robert Jones (Henysgoldy), Edward Lloyd (Bronyfoel-isaf), Albert Mitchelmore (Ty-ucliaf), John Pugh (Tyny- llidiart), David Thomas (Dolgau), Morris Griffith Williams (Pengwern), William T. Williams (Cambrian Villa).
BALA. PUBLIC CEMETERY.—The opinion of the ratepayers of the disLrict on the desirability of acquiring a public undenominational cemetery for the town was made manifest on Thursday last, when a plebiscite was taken by ballot at the Board School. The arrange- ments for the voting were under the supervision of Mr. J. R. Jones, Plasdeon. The number of electors in the district is about 400, but 239 only recorded their votes. The result was declared by the presiding officer to be as follows :-In favour of the cemetery, 106; against, 133; majority against, 27. TEST CONCERT.—A very enjoyable test concert was held at the National School on Friday last, the pro- ceeds of which were devoted to the benefit of Mr. Daniel T. Evans, the blind pianist A numerous audience had assembled, and the proceedings were ably presided over by the Rev. D. L. Jenkins, rector. A novel feature at this meeting was the method employed to discriminate the winners. This was a distinct departure of the usual custom of .=. _.w ¥. delegating this duty to a musical adjudicator, the selection in this case being made by ballot, and the persons entitled to vote were the occupants of the 2s. and Is. seats. Gold centre medals were offered for the best rendering of any solo at the selection ol the competitors, one of such medals going to the successful lady, and the other for the best rendering by the other sex. Second prizes consisting of silver medals were likewise awarded. Seven lady com- petitors offered. The first prize was adjudged to Mrs. Cadr Lloyd for the rendering of "0 na byddai 'n haf o Lyd and the second to Miss Katie Roberts, who sang "Children's Home." Five gentlemen competed, and the first prize went to Mr. W. E. Roberts, who rendered "Private Tommy Atkins"; and the second prize was awarded to Mr. Owen Parry, who sang, "Dochweliad y Melio." GLASS BALL SHOOTING COMPETITION.—The above match was held in a field off Castle-street on Thursday last, in the presence of a considerable number of people. The entries were numerous, and much interest was evinced in the competition, Prizes were offered of £4 10s. to the first, Zl 10s, to the second, El to the third, and 10s. to the fourth. The following were declared winners :— 1st and 2nd, Mr. John Lloyd, Llangynog 3rd, Mr. Roberts, Plough; 4th, Mr. T. Pritchard, Bala. z, SOIREE.-A soiree was held at the Victoria Hall on Thursday evening last, in aid of the Bala Theological College Boating Club. The arrange- ments were in the hands of the students at the College Preparatory School, and a well appreciated programme was gone through, consisting of solos, duets, recitations, selections by the Bala Male Voice Party, See. The refreshments provided were good and plentiful; altogether a very pleasant evening was spent. LLANYCIL SCHOOL BOARD.—At the monthly meeting of this Board held on Monday last, Dr. Hughes pre- siding, a sincere vote of condolence was passed with the family of the .1ate Mr. Ester, Tynant, Waen. The deceased had for many years been a valuable member of the Board, and had recently been voted to the vice-chair. Mr. Burton was unanimously elected to the vacant vice-chair, and the vacancy on the Board will be filled at the next meeting. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Saturday last. Present: Mr. Edward Jones (chairman), Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Parry, Messrs. Wm. Richards, 1. Ll. Jones, Robert Davies, R. Hughes, R. Jones, L. J. Davies, John Roberts, J. R. Jones (clerk), and T. R. Dakin (assistant clerk). SURETIES. The balance in the treasurer's hands was reported to be P,755 8s. 4d, and in the relieving officer's hands 66 9s 9d. During the past fortnight 140 out- door paupers had been releived with £ 32 16s. 6d., as against P,36 13s. 6d. to 167 last year. THE HorSE. The Master reported that there were 24 inmates in the workhouse last week, the number being identical with the number for the corresponding week of Hast, year. Twenty-six vagrants had been relieved during the fortnight as against 44 last year. Messrs. Robert Jones and R. Hughes reported"that they had visited the House and found it clean and orderly. There were no complaints. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. Reference was made to the great loss the Board had sustained in the death of Mr. John Jones, Dol- feirig. who was a valuable representative of Llanfor Parish. It was resolved unanimously upon the motion of Mr. L. J. Davies, seconded by' Mr. Robert Jones, that the sincerest sympathy of the Board be expressed with the family of the deceased. THE VACANCY. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. Robert Jones, seconded by Mr. R. Davies, that the Clerk communicate with the Local Government Board for instructions tor filling up the vacancy in the repres- entation of Llanfor Parish. VAGRANT WARDS. The Clerk reported that some time ago the Guard- ians made an application to the Local Government Board for permission to borrow E400 for erecting new vagrant wards. This was granted, but it was [after- wards found that the Guardians could afford to pay E200 from current rates, and they anticipated clear- ing the balance in the same way. The Local Govern- ment Board now asked for the return of the order, in order that it might be rescinded. It was resolved that the Clerk comply with the request of the Poor Law Board. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting of the Council was held on Friday evening last, when there were present Mr. R. W. Roberts (chairman), Messrs. R. Ll. Jones, W. T. Jones, D. Jones (Birmingham House), D. Jones (Joiner), H. Evans, D. W. Jones, T. R. Dakin (Dep- uty Clerk). FINANCE. The Clerk reported that the Collector had paid in P,25 during the month. The balance in the Treas- urer's hands that day was iE45 16s. 7d. Cheques were signed for 664 15s. 6d., so that there would be a debit balance of £18 18s. lid. LIST OF PAROCHIAL ELECTORS FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. A letter was read from the Parish Council of the Rural Parish of Mold enclosing resolution in favour of the substitution of the list of parochial electors for the present unsatisfactory method of preparing the list from the rate book. It was decided, upon the motion of Mr. R. Ll. Jones, seconded by Mr. D. Jones (Birmingham House), that the resolution be adopted. It was further resolved upon the motion of Mr. R. Ll. Jones, seconded by Mr. D. Jones (Birmingham House), that this Council also suggest the desira- bilityof concerted action to do away with "cumulative" votes. REPORT OF THE WATER COMMITTEE. (1) The committee reported that after careful consideration, they were strongly convinced that a fine distributor would be an almost essential adjunct to the water cart, and when the weather was not very dry it would be a great saving in water. The com- mittee therefore had ordered this extra and now solicited the sanction of the Council. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. D. Jones (joiner), seconded by Mr. D W Jones. That the Council approve of the course taken by the committee. (2) The com- mittte recommended that in order to prevent the incursion of foreign bodies into the reservoir, that the place be cemented and lined with perforated zinc.—The recommendation of the. committee was adopted, and it was decided to invite tenders for the work. The committee to have full power to act. (3) The third recommendation was to instruct the Sur- veyor to prepare a scheme for re-constructcng the water pipes in the town, and to report on the whole matter to the Council.—It was resolved up in the motion of Mr. D. Jones (Birmingham House), seconded by Mr. D. W. Jones. That the recommendation be adopted. That the last recommendation in the report, to authorise the Surveyor to lay down 2-inch water pipes from Area-lane to the new houses near Pensarn. Upon the motion of Mr. D. Jones (joiner), seconded by Mr. H. Evans, this recommendation was also adopted. EXTENSION OF BOUNDARY. In introducing his motion, Mr. Jones said the proposed added area would be 121 acres. This in- cluded a number of buildings, the assessable value of which would add about £600 to the present assessable value of the district, and would realise 645 in rates. As the added portion formed part of Bala Union, no parish would be at a loss. Mr. Jones then referred to the present method adopted of making precepts upon the overseers, and stated that the call in respect of added portion would devolve upon them, and not on Llanycil parish. The poor rate of Llanycil would not be increased by reason of any portion being taken away and added to another parish. Tha only exception would be a Parish Council rate of about 2d. in the £ It would, how- ever, be a gain to the district rate. The houses proposed to be included in the extended portion parti pated as much in the improvements of the town as Bala itself, so that they were practically in the dis- trict. If the council supplemented their rates in this connection to the extent of 645 or £50, they had, however, to expend part of it. They must maintain two roads—the National School to Tanrhiw and Stryt-y-Fron. The average repair on the two roads was -1 17s. 4d, This was no doubt very small, but only reasonable repair was expected, and the average showed that the repair was satisfactory during the past years. He would like to get these added to the district, in order to expend somewhat more on them, and to provide better roads for visitors. He would also favour the fixing of lamps there. The acquisition would be of great advantage to the dis- trict as well as to visitors. What advantage it might be asked was Eryl Aran, Frondderw, and Brynygroes to derive from this. These places now pay the council for water, the change for which was calcu- lated in the gross estimated rental of the pre- mises, but if they were included in the district the charge would be calculated on the rateable value this would make a very material difference in heavy assessments. Mr. D. Jones, Birmingham House, inquired whether Mr. R. LI, Jones would object to deferring his motion. He considered the question a very important one and one on which they should have a full attendance. Mr. R. Ll. Jones having signified his assent to the adjournment, it was resolved upon the motion of Mr. D. Jones, Birming- ham House, seconded by Mr. D. Jones, joinet-, that the matter be defered to the ordinary meeting in August. FIRE BRIGADE. Mr. W. T. Jones in persuance of notice given last meeting, moved that a fire brigade be formed in town. Mr. Jones strongly advocated an organization of this kind as in their present unprepared condition the occurrence of a fire might be very serious. He did not imply that the Council should incur expense, He meant the organization to be purely voluntary. They had a supply of new hose which was hardly ever used, and a number could practice with these. Mr. R. Ll. Jones said he was prepared to second the reso- lution if the proposer moved in this form, "That a fire brigade be organized under Sect. 32 of the Town's Police Clauses Act, 1847." By doing this the matter would be official and full powers would be vested in them. Mr. W. T. Jones agreed to alter the motion so as to include the words mentioned by Mr. R. Ll. Jones, and the resolution was passed. Subsequently the Water and Street Committee were appointed to make arrangements for the formation of the Brigade, and to submit a report to the next meeting of the Council.
BARMOUTH. THE ELLIS MEMORIAL.—A meeting of the local committee was held at the Board Room, Board School, on Thursday. Present, Dr. Arthur Hughes, (chairman), Messrs. John Evans, J.P., Hugh Evans, E. D. Jones, M.A., and Rev. Arberth Evans, together with Mr. John H. Richards (sec.)—It was resolved that 2 members constitute a quorum.—It was pro- posed by Mr. E. D. Jones, and seconded by Rev. Arberth Evans, and passed that the town and neigh- bourhood be divided into 3 districts for the purpose of collecting (1) From Henblas entrance to Aber- amffra. (2) From IIenblas entrance to Belle View entrance, (3) From Belle-vue entrance to Llanaber, and that two ladies be appointed as collectors in each district. It was decided to invite the following ladies to render their services Miss Katie Hughes, Mrs. Martin Williams, Miss Evans, Cliffe, Miss Owen, County School, Miss Cissie Jones and Miss Pollie Jones, Lion Hotel. A strong desire was expressed that the work be completed by the end of the month. EXCURSION.—The members of the Christian En- deavour Society belonging to Caersalem Chapel, M.C. had a trip on Thursday to Cwmbychan. Two char- a-bancs and a coach were well filled, the excursion- ists numbering about 50. The Roman steps and other relics in the neighbourhood of Cwmbychan were visited. The Rev. Gwynors Davies spared no efforts to make the visit interesting to the visitors. The bracing air and the most romantic scenery were much enjoyed, and all bore testimony when having returned to have spent a delightful day. SCHOOL BOAIw.-The monthly meeting of the board was held on Thursday. Present: Messrs. W. J. Morris (chairman), E. R. Jones (vice-chairman), Miss Atkinson, Dr. D. Arthur Hughes, and Mr. John Lloyd (clerk)—Rev. Edward Hughes, rector of Bar- mouth and Llanaber, appeared before the meeting and submitted a statement respecting the working of the Agricultural Rates Act within the district, a copy of which statement lie left for the consideration of the Board.—List of absentees were submitted bv the Attendance Officer; in a few cases it was resolved to take proceedings. — The monthly reports of the teachers were submitted, which showed a decrease in the attendance. It was resolved to apply to the Education Department for authority to engage an assistant attendance officer.-The application of Mr. R. Davies, ex-pupil teacher, to remain in school another year was granted, and lie was re-engaged at the salary of £ 25 per annum.—The suggestions of Her Majesty's Inspector (Mr. Short), as to improve- ments required in the school buildings and premises were adopted, and will be executed without delay. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—Tuesday, special meet- ing. Present Messrs Hugh Evans (presiding), John Richards, D. E. Davies, William Owen, R. Roberts, O. Williams, H. W. Williams, O. W. Morris, Capt. Richards, Mr. Owen Jones (assistant clerk) and Mr. John Adams (surveyor). The Council was called to consider reports of Finance and General Purposes Committes, but inasmuch as these reports had not been completed owing to the want of further informa- tion from the Clerk (Mr. Wm. George) the matter was adjourned for a week. Capt. E. Richards called the attention of the Council to certain nuisances indiffer- ent localities about the town. Old mattresses and such things were to be found here and there which must be very offensive to visitors, and he moved that the Surveyor should endeavour to find out whe causes such nuisances and report to the Council, and that the Council without warning prosecute the guilty parties. Mr. D. E. Davies seconded and the resolu- tion was passed unanimously. The Council after- wards resolved itself into committee to consider the £ 5,000 loan and other financial matters together with the supplying of the Cambrian Railways Company with water. SPEOIAL SESSIOKS.- Tuesday, before Dr. Lloyd (chairman), Mr. W. J. Morrris and Mr. Lewis Lewis. George Price (stableman) of the Alexandra Circus was charged by P.S. Williams with having stolen from the house of Mrs Morris, Church Place, a pair of trousers value £ 1, on Monday morning. Prisoner had been staying at Mrs. Morris's Saturday- and Sunday nights, and from evidence adduced the trousers were in a chest of drawers in prisoner's bedroom on Saturday, but were missed after lie had left on Monday. He was apprehended by P.S. Williams at the Grapes Hotel, Talysarnau, at 9.50 p.m. on Monday and the trousers were found on the box in the coachhouse. When charged he said he did not know what he was doing. There being no previous conviction against the prisoner, and he preferring to be dealt with summarily, he was fined 10s. and costs or 14 days imprisonment with hard labour.—The fine being not not forthcoming the prisoner was removed in custody SUNDAY ROWDYISM AT BARMOUTH. A correspondent writes About 10-15 last Sunday evening, the peace and tranquility of our Sabbath night was greatly disturbed by a car-load of visitors. The merry party evidently thought that howling and screaming was a right and proper manner to wind up the day's programme if that was so, they will find out that a repetition of this conduct will provide them with a lesson more disagreeable than pleasant. We are accustomed to week-day trippers and their mirth, but this hyena joviality of last Sunday night is a departure which we do not exactly relish, and what our Chief Constable and his officers will with- out much ceremony speedily terminate. Trusting that this protest will be sufficient to reach the desired end to check further Sunday rowdyism.—Yours, etc., REST."
PENLLWYN. OUR SCHOOLS.—A correspondent writes ;—When education is so much talked about everywhere, and so much space given it in all the papers, perhaps it would not be unwelcome to some of the many that have left this neighbourhood to hear something about the way we get on here. Penllwyn has been to the front now for over 40 years in the matter of elementary education. The exertions made to carry on the old British School, and the many great men raised here still exercise a good influ- ence on the young. The children have taken a prominent place in the North Cardiganshire Sun- day School examination for many years. and this year again they headed the list in the class under 16 years old; carrrying off five prizes in that class. The Board School still keeps its place among the best schools in the county. It is excused the annual examination, since that practice came into force. And this year again, it gained the highest grants that can be earned in all the subjects of examination though it had laboured under a great disadvantage, because one of the pupil teachers was taken ill during the summer holidays, and then the school had to be carried on for a time with only one pupil teacher, while two young girls were appointed as monitors. Welsh has been taught as an extra subject very successfully for many years, which is done in only very few schools hi the county, and this year again it gained the highest grant. The neighbourhood ought to be proud of its school, and all old pupils will be glad to hear of its continued success. The Goginan school is also improving. It was excused the last year from examination, but it was not fortunate enough to get the highest grants in any of the subjects taught except singing. The great draw- back to the success of the schools is the difficulty to get parents to send their children to school regularly. But the attendance is not as bad as in some schools about here, but it could and ought to be better, and then the children as well as the ratepayers would gain by it.—J. E.
LLANGEITHO. THE C.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL.—The Sunday Schools of Llangeitho, Penuwch, Bwlchyllan and Llwyngroes held their annual festival here last Fri- day. The first meeting began at 10 o'clock. Five young lady members of Bwlchyllan School having rendered an excellent simultaneous recitation of 2 Samuel 1, Mr. Johnnie Green, Penuwch, led in prayers. This was followed by the whole school repeating the 8th chapter of the Hyfforddwr." The Rev. J. Emlyn Jones, Penuwch, then catechised it in a most able and effective way. Bwlchyllan deservedly holds a high place among the Sunday Schools of the district, and Friday added fresh laurels to its reputation. One of its members, Miss Mary E. Morgan, Penherber, won the silver medal offered to those under 21 years of age who should attain the highest position on the list of the recent County examination. The prize of 10s. offered by the bi-monthly meeting of Lampeter district for committing portions of Scripture to memory was won by Bwlchyllan with an average of 46'8 verses per head of its members, Penuwch coming second with an average of 41-2, Abermeurig, 38. and Hermon,17-5 The other schools of the district had failed to send in their totals. Next Penuwch School was catechised by the Rev. J. Emlyn Jones. Its subject was the 3rd chapter of the Epistle of James. The enthu- siasm displayed by this school is most inspiring, and its ready answers proved its intimate knowledge of the subject chosen. Miss Rachel Davies, a member of this school, and assistant mistress at the Penuwch Board School, is the winner of the gold medal offered to South Cardiganshire to those over 21 years of age in the County examination. She obtained the maxi- mum marks viz., 100. The afternoon meeting began at 2 o'clock, and was introduced by Mr. Stephen Jones, Pantyrychain Bwlchyllan, the gold medalist of last year. The children were catechised on a portion of the Life of Christ by the Rev. J. Emlyn Jones, and Llwynygrocs on the Epistle of James, 5th chap- ter by the Rev. D. H. Jones, Llangeitho. The chil- dren were well interested and lively in their answers. and Llwyngroes evidenced careful preparation. The evening meeting was devoted to catechising the Llangeitho School in the Epistle of James, chapter 1, by the pastor. This brought the festival to a close. The weather was delightful, the schools well repre- sented, and the meetings were a complete success throughout. Food had been prepared by a number of kind ladies in the Jubilee Hall, and a hearty in- vitation had been given to all to partake of it with- out charge. The lollowing ladies presided at the different tables:—Mrs. Rowlands, Cwrt Farm Mrs. Evans, Caegwyn Miss Evans, Meini Mrs. Davies, Meidrim Mrs. Davies, Birch Hill Miss Jones, Cwmelin Mrs. Morgan, Ffynongeitho Mrs. Lloyd, Penforial; Miss Jenkins. Derlwyn Mrs. Davies, Derlwvn Fack Mrs. Jenkins, Coedmawr; Mrs. Jones,' Penrallt; Miss Jones, Caeglas Miss Jones, Brynhir; Miss Morgan Cefn; and Miss Davies, Cilpyll, OBITUARY.—Miss Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Mrs. Williams, Cnwcygneuen, and grand daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Jones, Alltfacli, Llangeitho, was buried on Saturday intlie chapel graveyard. She was only 25 years of age and had fallen a victim to that terrible scourge—consumption. The Rev. D. H. Jones, in his funeral sermon, bore testimony to the Christian character of the deceased.
_r- TOWYN. POLICE COURT.—At the Police Court held on Friday before Messrs. J, Chidlaw Roberts, H. Haydn Jones, R. A. Anwyl, and Marmaduke Lewis, Evan Francis, tailor, was fined 5s. and costs for drunkenness. Francis Francis was ordered to contribute Is. 6d. a week towards the maintenance of his father, Jonas Francis. The School Board of Towyn and Pennal proceeded against John Morris, butcher, Church- street, for employing a boy, named Bob Wynne, under age, &c. Mr. Morris was fined 10s. and costs. Hugh Thomas, Neptune Cottage, was mulcted in the sum of 5s and costs for the non-attendance at school of his daughter, Elizabeth Margaret. OBITUARY.—The remains of the late Mr. Henry Green were interred on Thursday, June 1st, at Aberdovey cemetery. The Rev. J. D. Evans, English Presbyterian minister, officiated at the house before starting and at the graveside. The departed was plumber and repairer for the Cambrian Railway for over 24 rears, and had built a neat little house with a shop subsequently in High-street, where he resided. He was a most genial man, well liked and much respected, and was a good violinist. The funeral was attended by a large circle of relations and friends. CRICKET.—A well contested game was played last Saturday between the Towyn 2nd Eleven and the Intermediate School team. The latter won by 3 runs. A RECORD.—The late Mr. Hugh Evans, rural postman of Llanegryn, was in many ways a remark- able man. Noted for his straightforwardness and obligingness, he was for over 30 year letter carrier between Llanegryn Village and Towyn, a distance of 4i miles or thereabouts. During all these e 2 years he resided at the village, walked to Towyn for the letters, delivered these, walked back again with the off mail bags, and returned home, and this with but few exceptions, for over 30 years. His average daily walking, including once on Sunday, may be calculated at 20 miles a dav. This would mean some 200,000 miles—certainly a remarkable feat, over 8 times round the globe. The deceased in his young days was an expert at running and jumping, and was still pretty alert and sprightly up to his resignation four or five years ago. The funeral took place yes- terday (Wednesday; at the Parish Churchyard, and was attended by a large gathering of neighbours and acquaintances. The village of Llanegryn as well as that of Abergynolw-yn are now connected with Towyn Post Office by a Telephone. NEW SIDINGS.—Mr. Dennis, the general manager of the Cambrian Railway, visited Towyn and inspected the proposed alterations, and additional sidings at the goods wharf, and these very necetsaay facilities will be now carried out—improvements which are very urgently needed. GENERAL REMARKS.—Mr. Edmunds, the newly-ap- pointed Surveyor, commenced duties on A-londav.- The road from the station to Tradyddan is being widened. Mr. Corbett has given the land to widen it, provided the Council did the excavating, which they were very ready to do.—Mr. Morris James, builder, has commenced the work of erecting a sea- wall and promenade on Geulangoch. The cost is nearly £ 4,000.—People say it wouldn't be much of a surprise if the Council aavertised that the Corbett Avenue should be let as grazing land, because the roads are nearly covered over with grass, and they say the "Welsh Gazette would be a good paper to advertise, because it has a large circulation.—Mr. Dennis, the Manager of the Cambrian Railway, met the Council last Monday and considered the action of the Council in drawing attention to the inadequate railway sidings most favourable, and we can shortly expect the required improvements.—All the friends of Mr. W, L. Walker will be pleased to hear he is recovering after his recent severe illness.—The County School team defeated the second team of the town Cricket Club by three runs. OUR BENEFACTOR.—The quaint little town of Droitwich, situate in one of the most picturesque parts of Worcestershire, shook of all business cares on Saturday, and gave itself up to holiday-making. The occasion was the opening of a new railway station, which has just been built by the Great Western Company at a cost of something like £ 7,000. One of the prime movers in bringing about this improvement was Mr. John Corbett, at one time Liberal Member for the boroueh and locally known as the Salt King," The town has had numberless examples of Mr. Corbett's munificence, and in the present instance he gave up a valuable piece of land, the company purchas- ing the remainder.
ABERDOVEY. METEOROLOGY-.—Record for the week ending June 3rd. Sunshine 90-3 hours, cloudless days, maximum temperature, 71; minimum, 50; rain, nil. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS :—The Right Rev Lord 9 Bishop of Bangor and family have taken up their residence at Panteidal Hall for a few months. LITUARY INSTITUTE.—A special meeting was held last Friday night at the Lower Room, Mr. John Edwards, presiding, to consider an application from Mr. Filgate for use of the Lower Room to hold com- mittee meetings in connexion with the forthcoming regatta. It was decided to grant the care of the rooms at a nominal charge. A few other important matters were discussed and adjourned till the usual monthly weeting. PARISH CuvitcH. -The RevR. Evans, B.A. preached in Welsh at 10 o'clock, 11 o'clock English service the Rev J. Rowlands M.A. vicar, preached, and again in W elsh in the evening. The Bishop of Bangor was present at the morning service. C.M. WELSH.-—The Rev J. O. Thomas, M.A. pastor, preached morning and evening to a crowded con- gregation. C.M. ENGLISH.—A Mr. Jones from Bala College preached morning and evening. INDEPENDENT. Rev Mr. Smith, Machvnlleth, occupied the pulpit, and his line discourse was listened to attentively by a good audience throughout the day. ° M ESELEYANS.—At the morning service the Rev. Mr. Hughes preached, and in the evening the Rev. R. Jones, both from Towyn. Busy SCENE.—It is a sight for sore eyes to see the boatmen cleaning up the pleasure boats for the comig season. They are at it busy, morning, noon and night, scrubbing and painting, and each one vies with his neighbour in decorating his boats, with the result that some are gorgeously decked in all the fashionable colours, and when engaged the boatmen themselves don their Sunday-go-meeting attire from a straw hat to a tam'o'shanter. PERSONAL.—Much regret is evinced at the departure of the Rev. J. O. Thomas, M.A., pastor of the C M Chapels, from the town. At the seiat on Sunday night, the reverend gentleman announced to his con- gregation that he had finally decided to accept the pressing call from Menai Bridge, and this sever his connection with the chapels after 7 years pastorship. During the time Mr. Thomas has been at Aberdovev he has made himself popular both socially and in his official capacity. The Literary Institute will lose a warm superintendent, and the rising generation of Aberdovey will also lose a friend in educaion, as the reverend gentleman took a keen interest in the Board Schools of the district. SuccEss.-Mr. Rowland Davies. son of Mr. Edward Davies, Glandovey-terrace, has just succeeded in passing the civil service examination. He was place 92nd on the list out of 500 candidates for 150 vacancies. Mr. Davies is only 17 years of age. He reflects just credit on his teacher. He was a pupil at the Towyn Intermediate School. PROPOSED REGATTA.—A preliminary meeting was held on Monday evening at the lower room of the Institute in order to discuss the possibility and ad- visability of having a regatta during some week in August, There were present, Dr. Bonner (presid- ing), Captain Enoch Lewis, Mr. E. L. Rowlands, Mr. J. E. Morris and Mr. Filgate. After a lengthy dis- cussion it was decided to have a regatta. Capt. Lewis was elected treasurer, Mr. Filgate, hon. sec". A general purposes committee was nominated, and a sub-committee consisting of some of the leading men of the place. It was decided to make it a county- function and to invite all the Welsh yachting clubs to compete. A subscription list will immediately be opened, and it is hoped that all Aberdovians who are at present residing in different parts of the country will send their subscriptions to the hon. treasurer. SHIPPING. -Business is quite brisk this week there are several vessels and steamers unloading timber and cement, besides one vessel taking in a cargo of slates. ° SCHOOL CONCERT.—On Friday evening, the children of the Board School held their annual Concert. Of all the beautiful sights to be seen in Aberdovey during the year, one of the most beautiful is to see the Board School children arranged on the stage hold- ing their annual concert. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. O. Thomas, M.A., Chairman of the School Board. The programme was throughout interesting and varied; but the following items may be men- tioned as of exceptional excellence .—Recitation, The Bravest of the Brave," by Louisa Anne Jones song, "Dame Durden," by the School children- song, "Children's Home," by Miss Susie Davies; dialogue, The Doctor and Mrs. Bonnet," by Richard Owen, M. M. Price, and Olwen J. Evans recitation, "Curlew-shall not ring to-night," by Standard IV.; songs, "The Cobbler" and "The Railway Train" by the Infants and the action song, "0. fancy, just fancy," by the 1st class girls. Mr. E. L. Rowlands, Liverpool House, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Ffestin Williams and the teachers for their work during the year, and for preparing the concert, which was seconded by Mr. John Lumley. The children in the Board Schools are continually increasing, and now there are over 160 on the books. Prizes for good attendance to the value of L5 were distributed at the end of the meeting.
ABERAYRON. SUCCESS.—Mr. John David Evans, son of Captain Evans, 11 Vailgard, "late of this town has been suc- cessful at the recent Boy Copyists Examination. Mr. Evans was coached by Mr. G. Gwyn Jones at the Intermediate School. HERE ARE THE Boys :-Aberarth writes: Your writer of Aberayron notes of last week, fittingly gives credit to the achievements of three girl- pupils at the last (Calvinistic) South Cardiganshire Sunday School Examination and asks Where are the boys ?" Can I assist your correspondent in this matter In Class III out of 100 marks, stand, Daniel T. Jones, 96; Thomas G. Evans, 83; John D. Davies, 74; also in Class IV, David W. Jones, 87; Stanley Howell, 46; Ceredig Rees, 41. Some of these boys have had a former distinction of taking the lead in high marks and prizes. On future occasions when expectations are realized on present young hopefuls" entering the list of competi- tion, let us hope justice will be done. then in your columns to all. If praising merit deserves publicity in the one, so it does in the other. PERSONAL.—Mrs. Doctor Jones, of 4, Bridge Street, who has for the last 9 mouths or so resided with her son, Dr. C. W. Aberdeen Jones, Brentford, Middlesex, is leaving the town for good, and intends residing permanently at Brentford. LOCAL TRIUMPHS.—At last the er.ti-c list of the, names of the successful (-andi(la, iu u;e South Cardigan M. exar.'matien has published. The candidates from Tabernacle acquitted themselves honourably, as many as six obt:ij iiit; prizes, namely, Catherine Anne George, Island House, Susan Jones, Margaret Jane Jones, Alice Jones, Daniel Thomas Jones an<; David William Jones. The last two are brothels, being tlie son^ oi Captain and Mrs. Jones, 3, North Road. Their mother represents the town. on the Aberayron Union Board of Guardians THE MENAGERIE.—The Aberayron folks are not easily moved, but give a Musical Festival, a Circus, or a Menagerie, and almost every- individual will be in a fluttering state. Last Thursday the manager of M ombell's Menagerie seemed pleased to find his exhibits, rational and irrational, wild and tame, appreciated to such an extent by school children as well as adults. Familiarity breeds contempt, but the unusual rouses enthusiasm and excites even the most inanimate stoic. THE CIRCUS.—It was a misfortune that the Circus became self-evident in town, so soon after the Men- agerie, or that Cushing or any one else should take "om bell by the heel. Our weakly constituted heads can barely- stand such treats within five days of one another—our centre of gravity may be interfered with. May the inhabitants remember the word ^"equilibrium" and another useful exhortation, "Keep yer hair on." If action and reaction are equal and opposite, as Newton declared ere we were born, what lifelessness and gloom may follow all this excitement. But then visitors, provided the weather be consistent with itself, will soon come. If disap- pointed in that direction, we hope the Cycling Club will keep us awake. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.—In this small town of twelve hundred inhabitants there exist two element- ary schools, National and British, both reminding us of days gone by—relics of the past. The former has a staff of six teachers, and the latter, I believe, seven. The former staff is composed of four Non- conformists and two Church. Some of the Non- conformists, although engaged by Church autho- rities, are granted freedom of conscience, and are treated, to all appearances, as though they had con- victions of their own. Why should not the same privilege be granted to other of like persuasions ? THE CLUB.-Tlie Cycling Club, under the captaincy of Mr. E. Denham Evans, solicitor, visited Llanon last Saturday. The next run will be to New Quav. Ax APPEAL.—We appeal to the new councillor, Mr. David Griffiths to take a walk, with his eves open, say, through Tabernacle-street, along the beach towards Drenewydd, and judge for himself if any improve- ments are necessary. CHURCH NEWS.—At the Parish Church last Snndav the vicar, the Rev. R. M. Griffiths, told the congre- gation that he had translated the sermon given by "the Bishop of Chester at Aberystwyth last week' into Welsh, and would deliver it that evening. The dis- course was attentively followed and much apprecia- ted by the congregation. THE BAPTIST TRIP.—The church worshipping at Siloam had a trip to C'wrtnewydd on Friday, where their annual "gymanfa,"washeld. The congrega- tion turned out well, and during the day the town seemed deserted. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—Six entrance scholarships are offered by the managers and others for competi- tion, entitling the winner to one year free tuition. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY 31sT MAY. Before Major Price Lewis (in the chain, Messrs. Morgan Evans, T. Compton Davies, William Timothy, and William James. NEW MAGISTRATE.—Mr. William James, of New Quay, took the Oath of a Magistrate. DHUNKENESS.—D. Evans, Bryn Llanddewi. Aber- artli, for being drunk and disorderly on the 29th inst. was fined 2s. 6d. including cost., riffitli Griffiths, of Maenclocliog, in the parish of Llansilio-go-go, for being drunk in charge of a horse, was fined 5s., in- cluding costs.—V> iliiam Rees Jones for being drunk and disorderly whilst in charge of a horse was fined 10s. and costs. Doc WITHOUT LICENSE.—Jane Thomas, Llwyn- celyn, Cilcennin, was charged with keeping a dog without a license. The defendands alleged that the dog was kept solely for farm purposes. The case was adjourned for a month. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—John P. Thomas, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Aberystwyth, was charged by Kate Williams, 2, Queen Street, with obstructing the highway in Queen Street, on May 11th, by placing a waggon there. The complainant was represented by Mr. C. Denham Evans, Aberavron, and the defendant by Mr. John Evans, Aberystwyth. The Complainant said she was a lodging house keeper, and on: the 11th inst. saw a waggon belonging to de- fendant's stables and the Cambrian Inn. It was there for over an hour and half. She had many times tumbled over carts and waggons shafts on dark nights. In cross examination she said that she had very great trouble with vehicles, and had several times complained to Sergeant Davies and to the Chief Constable. Mr. John Watkins, Surveyor to the Urban District Council, was then called, and said lie considered the place the waggon in question was to be a Highway. By the Bench Do you repair the spot where the waggon was ? Witness Yes, I con- sider that to be a Highway. Mr. D. James was then called. He said he was 75 years of age. He had measured the road when two carts were on each side of the road, and between tnem there was a path of nine feet. After a long discussion the Bench agreed that the waggon was not an obstruction, having only been there whilst the hores were feeding, and therefore dismissed the case, each party to pay their own costs. DISOBEYING AN ORDER.—Captain E. T. Evans, of 3, W ellington-street, was charged for disobeying an order of maintenance. Mr Pennant James defended, and said that defendant's father was now at sea in command of a ship, and asked that the order be dis- continued. The Relieving Officer explained that he was in his daughter's ship, and was there for his keep only. The Bench decided that the order be enforced for the present. A formal judgment should be given next sessions. NON-MAINTENANCE.—David Davies, 2, Lower Regent- street, was charged by the guardians with allowing his mother to become chargeable to the union. An order of Is. a week and costs was made.—David Davies and Evan Davies, of Tonypandy, were also charged with allowing their parents to become chargeable to the Union. An order of Is. 3d. a week each and costs was made against both. ASSAULT. Emrys Williams, 3, Alban square. charged Thomas Evans, 2, Albert-street with assault- ing him on the 25th inst. The defendant had apolo- gized, and the matter was settled out of court. DISOBEYING AN ORDER.—Margaret Evans, of Llanon, charged Thomas Evans, her husband, with disobeying an order. A separation order, granted at London, which ordered him to pay 10s. a week towards her and her children's maintenance. Defendant had since run away. He was sentenced to one month's imprisonment without hard labour.
CARDIGAN. SIR LAWRENCE HUGH JENKINS.—The news of the knighthood of Judge Lawrence Hugh Jenkins, Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay, was received with the greatest enthusiasm at Cardigan on Saturday morning, the church bells ringing merry peals and othei demonstrations of rejoicing taking place. Sir L. H. Jenkins is a Welshman to the backbone, and, as a "Cardigan boy," he is universally esteemed, He is the youngest son of the late Mr. Richard David Jenkins, of Cilbronau, Cardiganshire, and Pantirion, Pembrokeshire, his mother being a daughter of Mr. Thomas Lewis. surgeon, R.N., and Jane, his wife, daughter of Mr. Hugh Davies, banker, of Macynlleth, Mr Richard Jenkins was thirteen times mayor of Cardigan. Trefasser, in the parish of Llanwrda, Pembrokeshire, the property of the late Mr. Jenkins, is said to have been the birthplace of Asser Menevensis, the friend and biographer of King Alfred. It is expected Sir Lawrence will visit this country during this autumn.
TALYBONT. PETTY SESSIONS. -THURSDAY, June 1. Before Mr. J. Francis, Mr. D. Howell, and Mr. J. M. Williams. LEAVING SERVICE.—John Davies,Wileirog-ucha, Llanfihangel-geneu'rglyn, farmer, charged John D. Thomas, Pentrellyn, Llanilar, farm servant, with deserting his service, and claimed the sum of iC2 damages.—Complainant said he hired defendant as his servant in husbandry on Nov. 11th, at a salary of L22 10s. per annum. He hired for one year. Defendant left on May 2nd; he refused previously to obey witness's lawful orders to help to put some barley from one stack to another. Defendant, after refusing to work, said he was going. Witness asked, "Where are you going 7" and defendant replied," You shall know again." The next day, however, defendant came back, and witness. found him in the stable, having given some food to the horses. After breakfast that day he asked' complainant what he was to do, and complainant said, You refused to do what I asked you yester- day." Defendant then gave him a month's notice and left.—The Bench ordered the complainant to pay defendant k5 wages for the work he had done, and that the balance be forfeited, defendant to pay the costs. MOVING A BREEDING Sow.—Ann James, Moel- cerni, Borth, farmer, was charged with on May 18th unlawfully moving a breeding sow without a licence, in contravention of an order of the Board of Agriculture. For this she was fined 6d. including costs. For moving the pig, John Lewis Owen. farm servant in the employ of the above, was also fined 6d. including costs. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES.—David Owen Ed- wards, Felinfach. lalybont. assistant overseer of the parish of Ceulanymaesmawr, summoned J. M. Jones, auctioneer, Barmouth, for non-payment of rates. Defendant did not appear. P.C. Joseph having given evidence of the service of summons, Mr. D. O. Edwards said the rates were due in respect of a house at Birkenhead, Talybont. He served defendant with notice by registered .letter on May 2. The account was in respect of rate made November 7, 1895, 6s. 50.; and 1st May, 1899. 5s., Us. 5d. in all. An order was made for the payment of this amount with costs. EDUCATION.—John Davies, of Bow Street, was fined 2>. 6d. for not. sending his child to school. John Meurig Edwards, of Glyn View, Bow Street, I j was also fiiied 23. 6d. on a similar charge.