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I THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAT Wheat made 5s 6d to 6s per 65 lbs; barley, 3s 9d to 4s Od; white oats, 3s Od; black oats, 2s 9d Eggs, 20 for Is Od salt butter, lOd per lb. fresh butter, 10d per lb. Fowls 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple; potatoes, 3s per cwt. CATTLE MARKETS. LONDON, Monday.—The supply of fat beasts was slightly in excess of last Monday, whilst fat cows and bulls, also rough cattle, were much shorter, the two lormer selling readily at 2d. to 4d. per 81b. advance. For fat beasts trade was very slow, but higher rates were asked and obtained. Top value Best Aberdeens. 4s. lOd. per 81b. British arrivals --22 Scotch, 30 Irish, 808 Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, 356 Midland, home, and Western Counties, and 30 Devon. The sheep supply was rather shorter. Trade for wethers and ews was slow, but last week's rates were maintained. A large supply of lambs, and the weather being cold rates had to be lowered 4d. per 81b. Quotations :—Beef, 3s. 2d. to 4s. lOd mutton, 3s. 6d. to 6s. 6d.; lamb. 6s. 2d. to 7s. per 81b. Total supply:—Beasts, 1,250; sheep and lambs, 10,080; calves, 5; pigs, 40. HEREFORD, Wednesday.—The May Fair was held to-day, and althoush larger than the ordinary weekly markets, supplies all round appeared to fall below those of previous fairs. With improved pros- pects of grass, trade in stores was mush better, but the quality was hardly up to the mark, owing to scarcity of keep. Beef in good demand, from 6d to 7d per lb. Fat calves, short supply, sold at 7d and 8d, some touching 8d per lb. Further im- provements in the sheep trade, fat wethers selling well at 8d to 9d, and ewes at 7d to 8d. Lambs made exceptional prices, Welsh selling at 28s, and Blackfaced 33s and 34s each. Pig trade ruled brisk; fat porkers 5d to 5id; bacon 4d to 5d; stores sold fairly well. LEICESTER, Saturday.—Fair average consign- ments of home-bred bullocks came forward in good condition. There was a full attendance of buyers and dealers, and trade was active for choice lots. Inferior a dull sale. Milch cows made R,19 to £ 23 per head for choice qualities; secondary, E14 to £ 16; heifers, P,12 to £ 15; home-bred bullocks, £ 12 10s to £ 16; choice Irish cattle, P,19 to Z21 10s; secondary. £13 to £15; Welsh stock, £9 to £ 15 yearlings, L6 to £ 8; calves a slow trade. Sheep were a small supply, and sold slowly at late prices. POTATOES. LIVERPOOL, Wednesday.—Lynn Greys, 3s 3d to 3s 6d; Main Crop, 3s 9d to 4s 6d; Bruces, 3s 4d to 3s lOd Champions, 3s 4d to 3s 9d per cwt. MANCHESTER. Friday.—Yorkshire, 9s to 10s 6d; sands, 8s 6d to 9s 6d; best, 10s 6d to 11s 6d Cheshire, 7s to 8s; Lincoln, 9s to 10s 6d per 18 stones German 3s 9d to 4s per bag. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday. —The make of butter has increased considerably this last week. A very large quantity was disposed of at again another reduction of fully halfpenny per lb. Price paid to-day was from 9id to lOd per lb. Quality excellent. METAL MARKET. London, Monday.-Spelter, £21 10s Spanish lead £17 2s 6d spot; English P,17 7s 6d. WOOLLEN TRADE. BRADFORD, Monday.—So far as wool is concerned there is not much business doing here to-day. There is some demand for the lower qualities of crossbreds, but consumers only pay present prices for small quantities to satisfy their immediate requirements. In fine v/ools there is no confidence as yet that the basis formed in London will be maintained, and consumers are still keeping out of the market, with the result that the prices here of fine crossbreds and merinos must be'regarded as practically nominal. English wools continue very cheap and slow of sale. CORN. CHESTER, Saturday.—Wheat was less freely delivered during the week, but with lower foreign advices, last week's values were barely maintained. A few English oats were offering, and full prices were asked. Quotations:—Wheat, white and red, 4s 2d to 4s 3d per 751b.; grinding barley, 3s to 3s 4d per 641b.; beans, new, 4s 8d, old, 5s 6d per 801b; oats, new, 2s 6d to 2s 8d old, 5s 6d per 801b; oats, new, 2s 6d to 2s 8d; old, 2s 9d to 3s per 461b; Indian corn, lis to lis 9d per 2401b. HEREFORD, Wednesday.—As usual on May fair day we had a very slack market. English wheats, a moderate supply, opened quietly steady at last week's prices, but hardened into a Id advance. There was nothing doing in barleys. Oats very firm with an upward tendency. Beans quiet without change. Peas, little doing, nominally unchanged. Maize steady. Wholesale prices:- Wheat, white, per 621b, 3s 3d to 3s 6d; ditto, red, per 621b, 3s 3d to 3s 5d; barley, per 561b, 3s to 3s 9d; oats, per 401b, 2s 3d to 2s 9d beans, per 65 £ lb, 3s 8d to 3s 9d; maise, per 601b, 2s 9d to 3s retches (winter), 4s to 6s; ditto (spring), 3s 6d to 5s. HAY AND STRAW. LONDON, Saturday.—Superior picked hay, 84s to 87s good bay, 76s to 80s inferior, 50s to 70s best clover, 97s to 100s; good clover, 74s to 87s; inferior, 60s to 72s; straw, 28s to 35s. EGGS. LONDON, Friday.—The market has ruled steady, i v,a generally ctu'et demand has been experienced, although fair clearances were made. Quotations: —French of various marks, extra, 8s 6d; selected, 7s 6d best, 6s 6d; seconds, 5s 9d; Italian, extra, selected, 7s 9d; best. 7s 3d; selected 6s 9d; best seconds, 6s; Hungarian, Vienna blues, 6s 3d; reds, 5s 3s and Galician blues, 6s per 120.
AUTUMN FASHIONS. C. M. WILLIAMS PEGS respectfuII5, to announce that he is now t ..v.. jUt; a £ uuu selection 01 NEW GOODS SUITABLE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON NEW HATS AND BONNETS. NEW MILLINERY. NEW FEATHERS AND ^LOWERS NEW RIBBONS AND LACES. NEW DRESS MATERIALS. NEW GOWNS AND SILK SCARFS. NEW SILK UMBRELLAS, &c NOTED HOUSE FOR STYLISH HATS AND BONNETS. SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO MOURNING ORDERS. GENTS' NEWEST SHAPES IN HATS AND CAPS, TIES, SCARFS- COLLARS. CUFFS. SC. Inspection respectfully invited. C. M. WILLIAMS, G ENERAL DRAPERY E STABLISHMENT, 10, PIER STREET. ABERYSTWYTH. ^^————mm Business Notices. G R E A T CLEARANCE SALE W LEATHER AND FANCY GOODS. jg^ PURSES, CARD, CIGAR AND I CARTE, CABINET, AND OTHER CIGARETTE CASES. FRAMES. A GREAT VARIETY OF GOODS OFFERED AT EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICES The Goods are now on View, and Catalogue can be had on application. GYDE, 22 and 24, Pier Street, abFry^twym mRs- J. W. THOMAS, MILLINERY ESTABLISHMENT, 1, GREAT JQARKGATE ST., A BERYSTWYTH. NEW SPRING GOODS OF THE LASTEST FASHIONS A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT has been recently opened on the Premises. Photograph. of all kinds taken on the shortest notice. STEPHEN YAUGHAN DAVIES, CORN FOUR. AND 113ROVISION MERCHANT, LAMPETER. THE Finest Te Man Brith that can be procured for Is. 4d. per lb. Sole Proprietor of the Tea Brith be Stephen Is. 10d. with its marvellous, flavour and Superb Quality, has sprung with a bound into hot in public flavour. Hotels. BRYNAWEL PRIVATE HOTEL, Llandrindod Wells (Two minutes' walk from the Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock House Mineral Springs). ACCOMMODATION FOR SEVENTY VISITORS. This Private Hotel is situated on one of the highest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninter- rupted view of "Ye Olde Druid Circle," Temple Gardens, and the surrounding country. Built with all modern improvements and perfect sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining and Drawing Rooms. Private Sitting Rooms (en suite). Smoking, Writing and Billiard Rooms. Tennis, Croquet, and Bowling Green. Fine South aspect. Electric Light throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supervision and advice of Dr. BoweR Davis. Personal superintendence. Terms on application. MR. & MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. G W A L I A HOT E L, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod "GWALIA" is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE LONDON. It was started 1889; by the season of the following year, extensive additions had to bo made to meet a rapid increasing business; these extensions have culminated in tlio NEW PREMISES whioh was opened last year (July 27th, 1898,) s^^a^on the iiGWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest views ossible, perfect South-West aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs—Saline, Sulphure, and Chalybeate, Heating apparatus good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AND "GWALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms frem 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. 6d. per day. THIS Hotel is replete with every modern appliance, "and contains Coffee and Dinine Rooms Lad«»« Drawing Room, Recreation Room, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred UglSTby °' 16° "• *U ?Ubli0 3Ild face the W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TABLED^* 6-30. Boarding Terms from 2 £ Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Trains Tariff on Application to the Manageress. meets an Trains. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CLOSE TO SEA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS MODERATE. Proprietress: -111. A. REA. WATERLOO HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH, High-Clas Family and Commercial Private Hotel and Boarding Establishment uated m the best part of the Town, facing the Sea, recently much enlarged and re-furni«hAri w one of the Largest and Most Comfortable Hotels on the Welsh Coast g PERFECT SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS. EVERY MODERN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. BATHS, BILLIABDS, and ELECTRIC LIGHT. PRIVATE SITTING ROOMS. INCLUSIVE BOARD TERMS FROI 0 PER WEEK. BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. A. E. & A. MORRIS, Proprietresses. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTHT T Hotel in Town for Traveller aTd others. It hasreceSly befn ^^nlarfed'tindls nowrcpktfwiST6111'6114 modern convenience and is lighted throughout with the Electric Light. replete with every T. E. SALMON, Proprietor. PENYPONT HOTEL, TALYLLYNT POSTAL ADDRESS CORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS-ABERGYNOLWYN This Hotel, which is situate at the west end of the far-famed Lake. Tourists, Visitors, and Cyclists will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges. Guides for Cader Idns. Posting. Lake and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. W. M. JONES, GENERAL DRAPER, GLASGOW HOUSE, MACHYNLLETH. AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY. DOLGWM HOUSE, LAMPETER. — « TRANSFER OF BUSINESS. GKEAT CLEARANCE SALE OF LLOYDS STOCK AT SWEEPING REDUCTION'S' J. HUGHES EVANS. MR. JAMES DAVIES, TUNER AND REPAIRER OF PIANOS AND ORGANS. Recommended by Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aber- ystwyth, and Mr. A. R. Gaul, Birmingham. AddressROSE HILL, Powell Street, ABERYSTWYTH. AGENT FOR THE SALE OF NEW INSTRUMENTS. REWARD & PRIZE BOOKS ALL PRICES. A visit is respectfully solicited. Orders by Post strictly attended to. NEW FANCY STATIONERY 6d. and Is. CABINETS. W. JENKINS' 23, Great Darkgate St. I And 13, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH.
Towyn and Aberdovey -W T --ll-_ • strict Council. fcTiie ordinary monthly meeting of the Towyn Urban District Council was held on Friday last at the Council Offices, Towyn, when there were pre- sent, Mr J. D. Evans (chairman), presiding Mr W. Jones Hughes (vice-chairman) Messrs J. Hughes Jones, J.Maetblon James, R. Price Morgan D. C. Davies, E. L. Rowlands, Meredith Jones, Henry Evans, John Roberts, ArthurTomlins, J. Geufronydd Jones, W. R. Davies (clerk), R. Barnett (assistant clerk), E. Vaughan Edmunds (surveyor), and Ed Nard Williams, and John Jones (sanitary inspector.) CYFAL FARM HOVSE. It was reported by the Inspector that nothing had yet been done to carry out the repairs ordered by the Council at Cvnfal Farm House. it was decided that the Clerk write again to Mr I Hall (agent for the estate), asking when the work would be proceeded with. A DEFECTIVE HIGHWAY, The solicitors of Mr S, C. Riddill, owner of a piece of land known as Geilen Goch, Aberdovey, wrote drawing attention to the state of the high- way leading from the level crossing to the seashore It required to be metalled and drained, and a proper slip made down to the shore. It was decided ts refer the communication to the Towyn Committee. SUPERVISION OF WATER WORKS. Mr Tomlins enquired] whether it was legal to place on the general district rate a sum of £4 charged to the Aberdovey Committee for super- vision of waterworks by the surveyor. The Clerk said in his opinion it ought to be a general district rate on the whole district. Mr Tomlins said he propose at the next meeting that the surveyor's salary be raised £4 to cover the extra expence that the Aberdovey had been put to. Mr John Roberts asked why should the charge be put on the Rural Ward Committee when they received no benefit from it. INSPECTOR'S REPORTS. The Sanitary Inspector reported that no steps had been taken to provide privy accommodation at Bryncrug, in the manner suggested and approved of by the Council. It was decided to call upon the owners to have the work carried out. It was decided to serve notice upon the occupier of Neptune Cottage, Tcwyn, and the owner of Na- tional-street. Towyn, to have the nuisances existing on then preujiStja abated. The Inspector also reported he had served notices a. on Evan Price and Richard (Edwards, who were « camping on the common, requiring them to provide | proper sanitary arrangements within three days, f The Council decided, in regard to'this matter, to give the surveyor authority to take proceedings in cases were nuisances existed. The Sub-Inspector reported that a quantity of broken glass, bottles and jars had been thrown on the beach near Brynymor. The source of danger had now been removed, and he bad given notice to prevent a repetition of the irregularity. ABERDOVEY COMMITTEE. The Aberdovey Committee, which held its meet- ing on the 26th ult., reported as follows:—Mr J. Hughes J'nes was elected chairman of the com- mittee for the year. Plans of proposed additions to the Sch )ol Board at Aberdovey were approved of subject to an additional inspection-chamber and an air iiiletlbeing provided. Police-constable Price attended the committee, and consented to re-accept the duties of bathing-superintendent if the Council supported hiia in that capacity. The matter of the rating of the Board School for water was discussed, and deterred until the Council meeting. Instruc- tions wore given:to the Surveyor to relay the sewer at Penhelig throughout, instructions were also given to have the work connected with the break pressure tank below the old reservoir proceeded with the following day. The estimates of the proposed expenditure for the current year were considered, and it was resolved that a rate of 5s in the £ be recommended. In regard to the rating of the Board Schools, Mr. Rowlands said an enormous quantity of water was used in these places, and he thought the rate should be on the basis of the rateable value of the premises. After some discussion, it was decided that an annual charge of £3 be made in respect of the Board School, and £2 in respect of the National Sjhool for the supply of water. After a discussion, Mr. R. P. Morgan proposed, and Mr. J. Maethlon ) James seconded, that no charge be made for water upon the Towyn School. Mr. D. C. Davies failed to see why a charge should be made at Aberdovey and none at Towyn. Mr. J. Hughes Jones proposed that the Towyn Schools be rated on the same lines as Aberdovey. Mr. R. P. Morgan's proposition was eventually carried. FfXAXCE COMMITTEES REPORT. Mr. R. P. Morgan reported that the Finance Committee recommended that the time sheets be drawn up so as to show the expenditure in the different wards before they were presented to the committee, and asked the Council to pass a resolu- tion to that effect if necessary. 1.1r. Morgan added that they found great difficulty in finding the different items unless they were properly allocated in the columns provided for them. The Surveyor said the difficulty was to get the time sheets in time to allow of their proper alloca- tion. Otherwise he would only be too pleased to do as the committee required. Mr. Morgan thought the Surveyor should insist upon receiving them in time. Mr. E. L. Rowlands proposed that all bills be sent in to the Surveyor by 12 o clock on the Monday previous to the meeting, and that unless they were received by that time", that they be nc t passed by the Council. This was seconded, and unanimously carried. TOWYN" COMMITTEE. The Towyn Committee which met on the 24th April, reported as follows :-The Committee in- spected the advertising hoarding erected by Messrs Edwards, printers, against the railway bridge near Brynmair, and the same was found to encroach upon the public highway. It was resolved that the hoarding be taken down and set back. The Com- mittee further met on the 8th inst., and reported as follows Mr D. Edwards was elected chairman of the committee for the year. The estimates of the proposed expenditure for the current year were considered, and it was resolved that a sub-district rate of 2s 10,1 in the £ be recommended. It was resolved that the recreation ground be re-let to the present the same terms. Plans of a aew manse for the Congregational Chapel were submitted and recommended for approval. Plans of a lhoÙ Lui-, Lo be erected in High-street by Mr D. Edwards were approved subject to means of ventilation being provided to bedrooms without fireplaces. A letter from the Cambrian Railways Company enquiring upon what terms water would be supplied from the Council's mains for the pur- } pose of washing the cattle pens and trucks at the station yard was considered, and it was resolved that an half-inch service be allowed at an annual rent of E2. RURAL WARD COMMITTEE. The Rural Ward Committee reported that T.i i J. Dauiul Evans had been appointed chairman for ti ie ensuing year. The estimates for the current yc.u- z, were considered, and a sub-district rate of 5d in tllC £ was recommended. The Surveyor was directed to proceed with the new road at Bryncrug as early as possible. SEWERAGE AXD WATER SUPPLY W AN. The question of making arrangementA or borrow- ing the sum of £1,161 for works £ sev erage and water supply at Aberdovey was teexi. discussed. Tenders had been received offering the money in one case at three three-eights per cent., and in another at 3J per cent. Mr J. Hughes Jones proposed that they accept the offer of 3J per cent., inasmuch as they would have option, provided the rate of interest was reduced later on, of paying upthe amount, and then re-borrowing at a lower rate of interest. Mr E. L. Rowlands proposed that they accept the offer of three three-eights per cent. He had been speaking to two or three well-known financiers, and they said contrary to Mr Hughes Jones that there was no probability of money getting cheaper. Mr. R. P. Morgan seconded Mr Rowlands' propo- sition, which was ultimately carried. NEW RATES. The next matter was to consider and approve of estimates of the amount required to be raised by the general district rate levied over the sub-district of Aberdovey. The Clerk reported that the expen- diture was estimated at E920 -18s Id., and the receipts at 2177 10s Od leaving to be raised by rates L743 8s Id. cl Mr R. P. Morgan enquired what was included in the item of £66 for sewage works. The Surveyor replied that the £40 was for the Penhelig sewer, and the remainder for superinten- dence and repairs of sewers. Mr Morgan asked whether the Penhelig sewer would not cost more than £ 40. The Surveyor replied that it would cost about P,70, but the difference would be met by a balance I or luau. The Clerk, continuing, said that the committee recommended a rate of 5s in the E, which would amount to E865, and after deducting Z112 for empties and abatements would leave a net rate of £753, being E10 above the amount required. Mr. J. Hughes Jones proposed, and Mr E. L. Rowlands seconded, that a 5s rate be adopted for Aberdovey, and this was unanimously agreed to. For the Towyn district, it was reported that the expenditure was estimated at E858 12s 7d., and the receipts at E432 10s Od., leaving Z431 2s 7d to be provided for out of the rates. After some discussion a 2s lOd rate was adopted for the Towyn district. A rate 0: 5d. ia the £ was approved of for the Rural Ward district. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. In accordance with notice given, Mr J. Tomlins proposed that the Council apply to the Local Government Board for an order under section 33 of the Local Government Act, 1894, conferring on the Council the appointment of overseers for the district. The proposer said that four years ago he brought the matter forward before, and then it was not adopted. It seemed that since then almost every District Council had obtained this power, but they had not done so. One reason given the previous time, for throwing the matter out was that an opportunity should be given of holding a vestry meeting to discuss questions generally. Two years following the last motion he attended at the vestry meeting, and he believed he was right in saying it was only Mr Williams and himself from Aberdovey that attended that meeting. And this year he noticed that Mr Williams only attended from Aber- dovey. So it seemed to him that the vestry meet- ing had not been utilized for the purpose mentioned then, and that the public did not take such interest in it as they used to. Further, when the overseers were appointed by the Vestry, the matter was not settled. It had to come to a higher court, and that was the local magistrates, and they had their say in it. There had been a time-he thought it was last year—where an overseer who had held the office for ten years, for some reason or other had his name struck out, and his (the speaker's) put in instead. He never heard any reasons for that, but it showed this much, that the local magis- trates ignored what was passed at the vestry meet- ing. He would almost call that a House of Lords, because they were responsible to no one except themselves, and took upon them to upset that which was passed at a public meeting. Now, as the District Council had the power to make these appointments, they ought to take it from the magistrates' hands, and not let them do just as they liked, because it was an insult to the rate- payers that such a thing was done, and no reason at all given for it. Mr J. Hughes Jones said no doubt Mr Tomlins had gone out of his way to have a bit at the magis- trates. The magistrates on the last occasion did exactly as the Vestry did, that was, to .choose the first man proposed by the Vestry. Mr. Tomlins: If you will allow me, I did not say what they did this year. It is last year I am referring to. Last year Mr. William Jones Hughes was elected by the Vestry, and refused by the magistrates. I can't say whether you did it personally, but the magistrates as a body did so. It seems to me- Mr. Hughes Jones I must protest against these personal attacks. Mr. Tomlins I make personal attacks because I want to know the reasons. Mr. Hughes Jones: These personal attacks are to frequent, and should be put a stop to. A heated argument then ensued between the two disputants, Mr. Hughes Jones asserting that Mr. Tomlins was entirely out of order, and the latter emphasizing the fact that Mr. William Jones Hughes was elected overseer by the Vestry last year, but, was rejected by the magistrates. Mr. Hughes Jones We know that veiy well. Mr. Tomlins I give that as a reason why we should take the power out of the hands of the local magistrates, so that they cannot upset what has taken place in a public meeting. The Chairman intervened, and ruled Mr. Tomlins out of order, stating that he went beyond his province in referring to the action of the magistrates. Mr Tomlins reiterated that he mentioned that as a reason why his resolution should be passed. The Council, being representative of the whole district, should obtain the power the same as every other Council. He did not see why it could not be done here. He preferred to be elected by a Vestry than to be shoved in by local magistrates. He did not think it fair, and it was the truth he was saying. Mr. Hughes Jones: You don't like the truth, that is it. Mr J. Maethlon James said he seconded the proposal, but on broader principles. He thought the Council ought to elect the person who made the valuation, and the assistant-overseer would, no doubt, like to get his appointment from the Council. He did not say the magistrates had done wrong, but according to their judgment had done what they thought best. Mr D. C. Davies also supported the proposition. Mr Hughes Jones said he had nothing to say at all about the propriety of this Council electing overseers, but when a man went out of his way and tried to accuse others of doing things they had not done, he though it was very wrong. Mr Tomlins again interposed, and asked the I Clerk whether Mr Wm. Jones Houghes was not elected last year. 'e Clerk replied in the affirmative, and also said that Mr Tomlins had acted as the overseer. Mr Tomlins, proceeding, said he could not under- stand why these sudden changes took place. Mr Hughes Jones You have no ri",hL to refer to last year. It is out of the >d. Mr Tomlins I can refer t¡. any v-ar I like. Mr J. Roberts asked whether, passing the resolution, they would be ctoin awa., with the Vestry altogether, and the ClerK replied in the affirmative. On a division the voting was four for each side. The Chairman, in giving his casting vote against the resolution, said there was a change to be in the Vestry next year, and they would be more largely attended. ° Mr. Tomlins' proposition was, therefore, lost. MISCELLANEOUS. Mr. E. L. Rowlands gave notice that lie would move at the next meeting that the attention1 of the Cambrian Railways Company be called to the unsatisfactory condition of the railway station at Aberdovey. An application was read from a Mr. Alfred Burt, Forest Gate, London, asking the Council's per- mission to allow him together with his troupe to give high class alfresco entertainments on the beach at Towyn. The Clerk was directed to reply stating that the Council had no authority to giant such permission. The Clerk reported that. a communication had been received from the Board of Trade, in reply to the Council's application stating that that body was willing to grant a lease of the foreshore within the Council's boundary, subject to the matter being advertised. On the motion of Mr. J. Maethlon James, seconded by Mr. Geufronydd Jones, it was agreed to accept the offer.
Calvinistic Methodists. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL AT LLANBRYNMAIR. The Sunday School Festival in connection with the Calvinistic Methodist Churches of the district of Glandovey and Llanbrynmair was held at Bont, Llanbrynmair, on Thursday last. The district comprises 24 schools, with a membership of 1,568. This year's festival was largely attended, and special train arrangements had been made from Machynlleth, Dinas Mawddwy, and other stations. AFTERNOON MEETING. The afternoon meeting was presided over by the Rev. T. Foulkes Roberts, Machynlleth, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Richard Jones, Bucheiddon. The meeting consisted of an address by the Chairman, and the singing of the hymn tunes Carey," Maidstone," •' Cynfas," and Nefoedd." Mr. Evan Evans, Cemmes, also catechised the scholars in the junior and intermediate classes on the History of David, and the children answered readily and correctly. The adjudication on the written examinations were also given. The following proving successful:— Division 1 (for those over 21 years of age), Epistle of James—1, David Wheatley, Llanbrvn- mair;2, John Jones, Llanbrvnmair; 3, Catherine Jones, Llanwrin. Examiner, Rev Richard Edwards, Cemmes. Class 2 (under 21 years of age), 11 Samuel, 1. x., maxigaum marks 9( £ —1, John Thomas, Maengwyn (Macpynlleth), 86; 2, J. Russell, Pennant, 85; 3, Richard D. Evans, Wern, 68; 4, Idwald Davies, Pantperthog, 65. Certificates were awarded to the following who had obtained half-rnarks:-J. Jones, Pennant, 63; Evan Lloyd, Pant Perthog, 58; Evan H. Evans, Pantpertbog, 56; A. E. Roberts, Maen- gwyn 53; J. 0. Jones, Maengwyn, 50. The candidates in this division numbered 12, and the examiner was the Rev. R. W. Jones, Aberangell. Class 3 (under 16) 2 Sam. 1-10, maximum marks, 80: 1, Richard W. Morgan, Maengwyn, 71: 2, David J. Owens, Llanwrin, 69; 3, Ivor Jones, Maengwyn, 67; 4, Evan Jones, Llanwrin, 66; certificates, David Lewis, Maengwyn, 64 Jane Breese, Bont, 64; Maggie W. Jones, Cemmes, 63; Evan E. Lloyd, Pennant, 62; Goronwy Davies, Maengwyn, 59; Maggie Evans, Bont, 57; Hannah Morgan, Maengwyn, 56-, Jane E. Jones, Forge, 51. Number of candidates in this division, 28; examiner, Mr. J. C. Ashton, Machynlleth. Class 4 (standard 5), under twelve —History of Jesus Christ—maximum marks, 100: 1, Hannah Breese, Bont, 82; 2, Hannah Humphries, Wern, 80; 3, John Evans, Pennant, and Sarah A. Evans, Bont, 79; certificates, Margaret A. Watkins, Bont, 77; Mary Davies, Maengwyn. 76; Mary L. Phillips, Bont, 76; Laura M James, Bont, 76; John Jones, Wern, 73; Bessie Jones, Cemmes, 72; Tommy Lloyd, Pennant, 70; Mary Jarman, Pennant, 70; John C. Jones, Maen gwyn, 67; Lily Evans, Maengwyn, 66; Annie J. Williams, Maengwyn, 64; Hannah J. Breese, Aber- angell, 63; Catherine Owen, Aberangell, 55; William Richard, Aberangell. 52. There were 20 candidates, and the examiner was Miss L. M. Lloyd, B.A., Machynlleth. Class 4 (standard 4), under 12: History of Jesus Christ, maximum 80-1, Catherine James, Aber- angell, 72 Matilda H. James, Aberangell, 67; Llewellyn V. Evans, Maengwyn, 40; certificates, Margaret J. Evans, 25; and Jennie Jarman 18. There were five candidates, and Miss Maglona M. Rees, Machynlleth was the examiner. EVENING MEETING. The chapel was crowded at the evening meeting, the. Rev R. W. Jones, Aberangell, presiding. A similar programme to that of the afternoon was gone through, the hymn tunes sung being "Ton- gwynlais," Wynnstay." and Diolch i Ti." The ,!5eci Secretary (Mr Richard Rees, Paris House, Machyn- lleth), gave some interesting statistics for the past year, as follows:—Number of verses com- mitted to memory by scholars during the year, 161,196; hymns, 6,222; Hyfforddwr, 333; Hol- w/ddoreg, 481; Rhoddmam. 285; number passed in the various standards, 285; candidates for the written examination, 71. The Rev Richard Edwards, Cemmes, catechised the adults in their knowledge on the 2nd chapter of Epistle of James. In the essay competition on the subject of David's Nerves," the first prize was won by R. Davies Evans, Wern, and the second by Catherine Jones, Llanwrin. In the competition for the best address on The ark in the house of Obededom," the first prize was awarded to E. Rees Evans, Wern, and the second to E. Evans, Pennant. The Rev lVm. Roberts, Melinbarhedyn, was the adjudicator in the former Competition, and the Rev W. M. Jones, Machynlleth, in the latter. The following were awarded certificates for com- mitting to memory the whole of the epistle to St. James:— Pantperthog (3)—John Jones; Idwal Davies, and Evan H. E. Evans. Pennant (7)—Mary Lewis, Jane Jones, Mary C. Morgans, Lizzie Evans, Jane Morris, Jane Morgans and Sarah Roberts. Waen (3)—John Davies, Evan Davies, and David Davies. Forge (3).—Mary Lewis, Annie Evans, and Annie Rowlands. Dinas Mawddwy (2).—Margaret E. Hughes and John Evans. .h. — — Bont (21).-Jane Evans. Sarah James, Winifred L. Watkins, Hannah Evans, Jane Rowlands, Jane Jones, Richard Jones, David Jones, Lizzie A. Jones, Jane Morgan, Jane Breese, Hannah Breese, Maggie M. Jones, Margaret Williams, Elizabeth Evans, Ellen Roberts, Jane Humphreys, Hannah Wilson, Catherine Wilson, Martha A. Evans, and Annie Swancott. Melinbarhedyn (17). Elizabeth Owen, Ann Hughes, Mrs Roberts, Dorothy W. Jones, Margaret E. Richards, Susannah Lewis, Elizabeth J. Evans, Mary A. Humphreys, Margaret Richards, Ann Meredith, Matilda Mvies, John H. Humphreys, William J. Davies, Richard Jones, David Roberts, Joseph Williams, and William B. Hughes. Aberangell (15). Mrs Martha Brees, Mrs Elizabeth Davies, Mrs Ann Owen, Mrs Ann Owen (The Terrace), Annie Breese, Mary Jones, Mary C. Jones, Lizzie Edwards, Leah James, John Jones, Lewis O. Jones, Joseph Breese, Ellis Jones, Lewis Davies. and W. u5u< Wern (6).—Thomas Jones, William J. Lloyd, Mary E. Roberts, Mary J. Jones, Mary Evans, and Mrs Roberts. Cemmes (9) Maggie Jones, Johanna Owen, Lizzie Wigley, Lizzie Jones, Marv Jones, Mary Jones, Maggie C. Jones, Annie J. Jones, Annie Jones, and Sarah Hughes. Mallwyd (l).-Jane Jones. Maengwyn, Machynlleth (24).—Catherine Ric- hards, Lizzie A. Michah, Hannah ,Morgan, Jannet Davies, Sarah R. Williams, John Thomas, David Lewis, Edward Hughes, Mary Bennett, Martha Jones, Mary Roberts, Lewis Evans, Evan Richards, J. Rees Evans, John Hughes, Richard Rees, Hugh Evans, John Jones, Hugh Davies, David Jones, Annie M. Owen, May Pugh, Jane James, Annie Thomas, and Charlotte Evans. Llanwrin (4).-Jane Evans, Elizabeth Lloyd, David J. Owen, and Evan Jones. Darowen (7).—William Jones, David Jones, Humphrey Breese, Joseph Rowlands, Isaiah A. Jones, Catherine R. Jones, and Elizabeth Rowlands. Certificates were awarded to the following who succeeded in passing their standard during the year:— uarowen.—Junior, Emily Davies, Elina Davies, Richard Lewis, Lizzie Lewis; standard 1, John Jones, Margaret E. Tibbott; standard 7, Catherine Breese. Llanwrin.—Junior, David Evans; standard 1, Richard Evans, and Annie Catherine Evans; standard 6, Margaret Owen. Bryndu.- Standard 1, Annie Edwards; standard 4, David Edwards; standard 5, Mary Edwards; standard 6, John Williams, and Pollie Williams. Mallwyd.—Junior, Laura Jones, Ellen J. Jones, Enid M. Jones, and Ruth E. Hughes; standard 2, Leah J. Davies, Mary E. Lloyd, and Maggie Llovd; standard 6, Jane Jones and Annie Morgan; stan- dard 7, Kate James. Ceti im es.-Jti n ior, Evan H. Jones, Richard J. Hughes, and Ryden H. Evans standard 2, Lizzie J. Evans standard 6, David M. Jones; standard 6, Bessie Jones; standard 7, Ellen James and Margaret C. Jones. Wern.-Stan(iard 3, Alice L. Roberts and Sarah J. Jones, standard 4, Sarah M. Humphreys, Hannah Evans, Emily Evans, and Annie Evans; standard 5, Jane A. Evans and Hannah Humphreys standard 6, John Jones and Mary M. Jones stan- dard 7, Sarah A. Roberts and William J. Lloyd. Aberangell- Junior—Joseph E. Parry; standard I-Tom Rees, Owen Davies, Winifred E. Owen, John Jones, M. Roberts, and Elizabeth C. cez, standard 2—Gwennie Hughes, E. Jones, and Elias Davies; standard 3-Margaret Hughes, and Mat- ilda H. Davies; standard 4-Catlierine Jones and T. Roberts; standard 6-Hannah J. Breese, Cath- erine Owen, Llewellyn Owen. Richard T.' Pugh, Thomas D. Hughes, Enoch Davies, W. M. Richards; standard 7—Mary E. Pugh, Dorothy BreeseandJane A. Davies. Melinbarhedyn—junior—Willie Jones, Blodwen Roberts, an3 Rhys Jones: standard I-Mary E. Roberts standard 2—Mary Jones, Mary J. Jervis, Teddy Williams, Lizzie Jervis, John Jones, and Jennie Williams; standard 3—Emily Thomas; standard 4-Ann Roberts; standard 5-Catherine Williams, Ann Williams, Mary J. Jones, and Maggie Lloyd standard 6—Matilda Davies and Edith C. Williams; standard 7-Mary Thomas; standard8- Annie Lloyd and Elizabeth A. Humphreys. Machynlleth (English)—junior—Johri Edwards and Gordon Matthews; standard 1- Dorothy E. Davies, Dora M. Hose, and Florence Evans stand- ard 2—Willie Owen standard 3-Lizzie J. Davies, Mary A. Hnghes, Thomas E. Owen, Edith Row- lands, Mary J. Trevor, D. G. Hughes, James Jenkins, Frederick Stephen, George Fleming, Pryce Davies, and John Corbett; standard 5-Martha Jenkins, Lucy Stephens, David Mathews, and John 1. Jenkins; standard 7-Evan Jenkins, Cassie V. Owen, Gwennie Rowlands, Susie Jenkins, and Lizzie E. Thomas. Maengwyn (Machynlleth) junior David H. Jones, D. John Micah, Lewis Davies, Richard Davies, and Hugh Jones; standard 1—Annie Jones, Jennie Jones, Catherine E. Thomas, Lewis James, Annie Williams, Maglona Richards, Maggie Evans Maglona Evans, Mabel Jones, Myfanwy Davies, Griffith Thomas, Matilda Jones, and Annie Jane Richards; standard 2-D. J. Davies, E. Lewis, John R. Jones, Emily Bowen, Ellen G. Jones, E.J. Jones, Onllwyn James, Jennie James, and Edith Richard. standard 3 -Thomas Williams, Thomas Samuel, Annie Robinson, Lily Jones, Willie Richards, Mary H. Williams, and Jennie Jarman; standard 4- Llewelyn V. Evans, Annie Roberts, Jane Thomas, and Mary J. Evans; standard 5-Jobn C. Jones. Lydia Richards, May Bowen, Ellen Lewis, Mary Davies, Lily Evans, and Annie J. Williams stand- ard 7-Hannah B. Richards, Hannah Evans, Phoebe Williams, and Annie M. Richards. Bont.—Junior: Richard Williams and Ernest Williams; standard 1, Martha E. Jones, Maria E. Watkin, Maglona James, Hannah Delia Lewis, Idwal Jones, Mary E. Evans, Mary L. Jones, Catherine A. Lewis, and Daniel Lewis; standard 2, Sarah Morgan, George Thomas, Ann Roberts, Martha E. Jones; standard 3, Lew's James and Moses Watkins; standard 4, Jane Jones; standard 5, Sarah A. Humphreys, Margaret A. Watkins, Louisa James, Mary J. Philips, Jeminiah Row- lands, Maggie M. Jones, Myfanwy James, William L. Morgan, and Samuel Howell; standard 6, Eliza- beth Morgan; standard 7, Elizabeth A. Jones; standard 8, Hannah Breese. Derwenlas.—Standard 7, David E. Jones and Mary L. Jones. Blaencowarch.-Standard 6, Jane Evans. Dinas Mawddwy.—Standard 1, Ellen J. Howell, Susy Parrock, and Griffith Jones; standard 2, Iorwerth Roberts, Nellie Parrock, and Ellen Jones standard 3, William O. Jones standard 6, Alfred Williams standard 7, Maggie A. Morris; standard 8, Margaret E. Hughes. Tynewydd.—Junior: Catherine Hughes and John Hughes; standard 2, Gwen Davies and Anne Davies standard 3, Janet A. Hughes and Margaret J. Hughes. Seion.—Junior: David J. Jones, Rowland W. Jones, Ann C. Morgan, Dorothy J. Morgan, and Lizzie J. Jarman; standard 1, Richard Lewis; standard 3, Annie Jones, Catherine: Jones, Mar- garet J. Jarman, Joseph H. Lewis, Griffith Ll. Davies, and Catherine Lewis; standard 4, Alice Jones and Evan William Jones; standard 5, Jane Davies. Forge.—Junior: Catherine L. Rees; standard 2, William Rees; standard 3, Catherine L. Jones, John Rowlands, Humphrey W. Jones, Evan R.
Lewis standard 6, Jane E. Jones, and Deborah E. Andrews. Waen. Standard 2, Edwin Davies; standard 3, Gwennie H. Jones; standard 4, David Davies; standard 5, Willie Vaughan, John Davies, and Evan Davies. Penegoes.—Standard 1, Lizzie A. Thomas, Annie E. Jones, Annie Rowlands, and Lizzie Jones; standard 3, Evan John Jones. Penant.—Junior: M. Evans, E. Pugh, Ei. Morgan, Edward E. Evans; standard 2, Maurice Evans, Margaret Evans, and Annie Jarman standard 3, Annie Roberts standard 4, Mary J. Evans; stand- ard 5, Rachel Howell and Annie Roberts standard 6, Mary Jarman. Pantperthog.—Junior: Willie Davies, Dora Evans, Ivor ab Bennet, and Ellis G. Pugh; standard 1, Bleddyn Rees; standard 2 John Morgan and Mary Rees standard 3. John H. Roberts; standard 4, Ethel Rees, Edward Jones standard 5, Edward Jones, and Jennie Evans standard 7, Mary E. Jones and Lydia Rowlands. Poplar-square (Machynlleth).-Junior Cassy Williams, Jane Lloyd, Sydney Humphreys, Robert Rees, J. Humphreys, and W. R. Williams standard 2, Charles Ansley, Richard Lloyd, and Maglona L. Williams; standard 6, Edward Owen, standard 8, Jane Owen and Jane Williams. Before the gathering terminated, votes of thanks were awarded the chairmen, adjudicators, and to the members of Bont Chapel for their kospitality to the visitors, which were carried unanimously. A similar compliment was paid to Mr Henry Lewis, Tower House, Machynlleth, who acted as treasurer, and to Mr Richard Rees, Paris House, Machynlleth who performed the arduous duties of hon sec., the latter having faithfully carried out the duties con- nected with that office for the past 18 years.