Aberystwyth. For the first time in the history of the town the Queen's birthday was celebrated in a public manner at Aberystwyth on Thursday last. A communica- tion from the Prime Minister had, a few days pre- viously, been published inviting all towns to cele- brate the event:; and that the National Anthem and Soldiers of the Queen" should be sung. Owing to the indisposition of the Mayor, the chief movers in the matter were Councillors R. J. Jones and E. P. Wynne. These gentlemen, in conjunction with the Town Clerk, placed themselves in com- munication with Mr Peter Jones (chairman of the School Board), and the Managers of the National School, with the result that the schools were closed for the day and the children given a holiday. ideal weather prevailed, and the children of the two schools to the number of about 800, assembled in the afternoon outside the Town Hall. Having formed into a procession they then marched, headed by the Town Band, along Queen's- road, Marine-terrace, Pier-street, Great Dark- gate-street, North-parade, and back to the starting point. Amongst those in the procession were the Mayor (Alderman C. M. Williams)', the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes), Archdeacon Protheroe, Councillors R. J. Jones, E. P. Wynne, and Isaac Hopkins, Mr. G. Eyre Evans, Mr. Edward Evans, etc. The National Anthem was heartily sung by the large concourse, accompanied by the Band, after returning to the Town Hall. The Mayor being prevented, through his indisposition, from speaking, Archdeacon Protheroe in his stead, delivered an appropriate address, this being followed by three cheers for the Queen. The children then marched to the Royal Pier Pavilion, the use of which bad been gratuit- ously secured through the kind offices of Mr. Eden, the A.I.C. manager. Mr. Gilbert Rogers, with his accustomed generosity, likewise consented to give the children a free entertainment, and had prepared for the occasion an excellent and suitable programme. This gave unbounded delight to the children, and each item was rapturously applauded by the juvenile audience. Councillors R. J. Jones and E. P. Wynne are to be complimented on the active interest they displayed in the whole affair, and for the successful issue to which they brought the demonstration. We may add that Thursday afternoon was recognised as a general holiday in the town, and at the request of the Mayor all tradesmen closed their premises.
ABERAYRON. THE MAYOR (Mr J. T. Evans) attended in his official capacity divine service at the Holy Trinity Church on Sunday morning last. FORTHCOMING SPORTS.—The Cycle Track Co. met on Monday evening to make arrangements for the forthcoming sports. It is understood that a first-class programme will be prepared for this season, :and that the event will eclipse anything yet attempted in the town. AN INQUEST.—On Saturday last an inquest was conducted by Dr Evans, coroner, touching the death of Evan Lewis, Llain, Henfenyw, aged 60, who was found hanging in the garden on the pre- vious day. The deceased had been of indifferent health lately, and he went out of the house about 6 a.m. on Friday. About an hour later he was found hanging to a tree in the garden, life being extinct. The jury returned a verdict of suicide by hanging whilst temporarily insane." V* CONGRATULATIONS. Aberayron had double reason to rejoice at the relief of Mafeking, inas- much as one of the boys of the town, viz., the son of Mrs Davies, Llanon House, was amongst the beseiged. Mrs Davies desires to thank the numer- ous friends who have extended their congratula- tions to her upon the news of the relief, and who have expressed the hope that her son is amongst those who have survived the privations of the seige.
BARMOUTH. CHAMPION CUP.-A large electro plated silver cup is now on view in the Cambrian establishment shop window to be competed for on the golf ground in Whit week. NEW LIBRARY.-On Tuesday next, June 5th. a grand evening concert will be held at the Assembly Rooms in aid of the building fund of the above institution. We understand that the Commit- tee has secured the services of Miss Ethel Griffith, R.A.M., and several other talented artistes, Yisitors will be glad of an :opportunity to hear the Barmouth Male Voice Choir, which, as well as the orchestral band, will take part. POOR RATE.—This rate for the six months end- ing the 29th September has now been levied. It is 9d in the £ on agricultural property, and Is 6d in the £ on other heraditaments, being the same amount as the previous six months. The Urban District Council have not yet levied the rates for the twelve months ending March 25th, 1901. The ratepayers in the urban district are expecting that the district as well as the water rate will be lower figures than they were last year. POLICE.—We hear that Deputy Chief Constable Williams is giving a very good account of himself in Montgomeryshire, and the strong line of action he has taken with reference to certain long- standing abuses is being heartily supported. We understand that the manner in which he dis- charges the duties of, his new office-without fear or favour—has won him the esteem of every right thinking man. Mr Williams' success speaks highly of the disciplinary training he had under Major Best. PICNIC.—The members of the Christian En- deavour Societies connected with the various Nonconformist places of worship in the town amalgamated together on Wednesday last, and had an enjoyable picnic. The party, which numbered over 50, were conveyed to the precipice walk, near Dolgelley, in a stage coach, char a banc, and other brakes and carriages. The weather looked threatening in the morning, but happily cleared up as the day advanced. Under these circumstances the drive to and fro was a real pleasure. Several hours were spent in admiring the beauties of nature, which are so abundant in the vicinity of the precipice walk, and innocent games were also indulged in. Barmouth was reached in the even- ing at about eight o'clock after a most pleasant day's outing. COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—The annual meeting of the managers was held at the Board Schoolroom on Monday, May 28th. when the follow- ing who represent the various authorities signed a declaration accepting office as members :—Donor managers-Messrs W. J. Morris; Lewis Lewis, Dr A. Hughes, Mrs Edwards (Hafod-y-bryn), and Mr Hugh Evans; other donors are eligible, but so far have not applied for the appointment elected by the Urban District Council, Mr John Evans. C.C., and Mrs Wynne Williams; by the Llangelynin School Board, Mr Owen Jones, Arthog by the Llanen- ddwyn School Board, Mr John Davies, Dyffryn. Those elected by other authorities and not present are —County Council, Dr Charles Williams, Hengwm. and Mr R. J. Williams, Dyffryn by the Llanaber School Board, Rev Zachariah Mather and Mrs Davies; co-optative members, Rev David Evans, M.A., and Mrs Richard, Pensarn. The governors of Harlech Endowed School have not yet made their appoiwtment. Mr W. J. Morris, the retiring chair man, was again re-elected, as also was Alderman Lewis Lewis, as vice-chairman. Members to serve on the Finance, General Purposes, and Visiting Committees were appointed, with the chairman and vice-chairman as ex-officio. The number of school managers having increased so as to meet the re- quirements of the scheme, the number to form a quorum was increased from five to seven. The dates and hour of holding the ordinary meeting was fixed for the first Monday in the month, at the hour of one p.m. The Head Master was requested to make enquiries as to the best mode of having the school furnished with suitable apparatus for technical purposes, and to submit the same to the managers at an early date. The meeting was adjourned [until Thursday, in order that further preparations made be made in view of the early opening of the new school premises, which are now rapidly progressing toward completion. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of the above Council was held on Tuesday last, at the Council's Office. The mem- bers present were Capt E. Richards (chairman). Messrs J. Richards, H. Wynne Williams, Wm Owen. Edward Williams, Evan Jones, B. T. Allsopp, and T. A. Abraham, with W. George (clerk). O. Jones (assistant clerk), J. Adams (surveyor), and D. Owen (collector). EW RATE. The Clerk stated ihe chief object of the meeting was to make a new rate, and to sign the two rate books. Mr J. Richards proposed, and Mr Wm Owen seconded, and it was agreed, that the rate books be signed. The Clerk stated that the rate for the eusuing year would be 4s 6d in the E, and a water rate of 2s in the Z, and these were approved of. THE MARINE PARADE. Mr Allsopp called attention to the state of the Marine Parade. It was exactly in the same state that day as it was when the matter came before the Council at the previous meeting, and he assumed it was going to be allowed to remain in that state. He had received a letter from Dr Keately, London, with regard to the Parade, and he had thought of giving publicity to it. Dr Keately sent all his patients to Barmouth each season, and four were in the town now. The Doctor recommended open air treatment to all patients, and he would like to see shelters erected. He (Mr Allsopp) would like to see this work done immediately, and why not invite tenders, so as to have the work completed in a short time. Mr H. W. Williams I see that the Surveyor will not do it. I believe that the work should be done without delay. Mr Wm. Owen I think we ought to let it out by contract, the Council to provide materials. In reply to Mr Allsopp, the Surveyor said that he had already procured a portion of the kerbing. He thought of starting the work the following day opposite Balmoral House. Mr Evan Jones It is no good dilly-dallying like this. I believe it would be far better for us to ) let the work out by contract. It is not very nice to i hear people bothering you every yard you walk. j Mr Allsopp: It is not for the people on the j parade we care for, but for our stock in trade—the visitors. In reply to the Clerk, the Surveyor stated that he had already started the work, but it was a very hard job to place kerbingi Mr Abraham How many men will you put on the work? The Surveyor: I have altogether 22 men, and I mean to put 12 of them on this work. Two good men have not yet returned after last Saturday's pay. Mr Allsopp They are Mafekening," or doing something for our glorious Queen (laughter). Mr J. Richards said that the streets were in a very bad condition, and they should not allow them to remain in that condition. Mr Ed. Williams Are we to understand that the parapets are to srop! Mr Allsopp: No. After further discussion, it was agreed that the Surveyor employ twelve men to lay the kerbing on the parade, and to start forthwith. WATERING THE STREETS. Mr J. Richards called attention to the need of street watering, which he considered required im mediate consideration. Mr Allsopp said the Council had no water cart, and he suggested that a modern water cart be pur- I chased. Mr J. Richards stated that the chief object i view when the matter of purchasing two horse came before the Council a while ago was that one horse be employed in watering the streets in the morning. Only one horse, however, had been bought Mr Allsopp proposed that steps be immediately taken to water the streets either by the Council purchasing another horse and water cart, or by contract. Mr WIll. Owen: Who is going to buy a horse? I have already hpard complaint;, about the new horse, but I think its legs are not so stiff now. Mr. Evan Jones proposed that Mr. Allsopp purchased a horse for the Council, and this was unanimously agreed to. On the position of fr. H. W. William seconded by Mr. Abraham, it was agreed that the matter of purchasing a water cart be left to the surveyor and clerk. A GOOD START. Mr. Edward Williams asked the members to pay the rate on demand so as to have a good start at the beginning of the year, and the suggestion was agreed to tujm con, PAXORAMA. Mr. Abraham called attention to the state of the Panorama. He stated that mining operations, shed for explosives, and pay sheds were now being erected thereon. Besides these, damaee was ahS being done to the grounds. c On the proposition of Mr. Wm. Owen, it was agreed that two members be appointed to inspect the place and report to the next meeting, the membersappointed being Messrs. T. Abraham and J. Richards. COMPLAINTS Air. J. Richards asked if anything had been done to the road at the back of the Corsvgedol Hotel, which was in a very bad state but it was decided to take the matter in committee. Mr. Allsopp stated that a donkey was left unattended on the Council's ground at the back of the Corsygedol Hotel, und it caused a nuisance. The Surveyor said that he had giveu notice three or four times. Mr. Abraham, who stated that the owner was his tenant, promised to see the man to get him to remove the donkey. A letter was read from Captain Richard Owen complaining of the troughings at the back of a house in Waterloo-place. He hoped that the Council would provide proper fittings soon. The matter was left to the Surveyor. Mr Evan Jones drew attention to the inadequate supply of water in Cambrian-street. Several of the inhabitants complained to him of there being only one tap. The matter was referred to the General Pur poses Committee. GORLLVTYN PATH. The Surveyor said that Mr Bishop had asked him what were the necessary repairs required to be made to the Gorllwyn path. It was agreed that the pathway be made to the satisfaction of the surveyor. GENEROSITY. The surveyor said that he had found four pipes for the Harbour Trustees, and perhaps he could find more. Mr Allsopp proposed, and it was unanimously agreed, that the pipes be presented gratis to the Trustees.
North C a rdi g an shire: Teachers' Association. ADDRESS BY MR. DARLINGTON. H.M.I. A meeting of the North Cardiganshire Teachers' Association was held on Saturday last, at the Board School, Aberystwyth, to confer with Mr. Darlington, H.M.I., in reference to the new Code. Mr. W. Hamer, Trefeirig, Board School (presided), and there was a very good attendance of members. Mr. Darlington was attended by Principal T. F. Roberts, Prof. Anwyl, U.C.W.. and Mr. D. Thomas, H.M.I. Air. Darlington expressed his pleasure at meeting the teachers. In opening the discussion on the new Code, he explained that under the old Code importance was assigned to details in the curricula, and grants were given for each section. Now, for the first time the school was looked upon as a whole, and the term elementary course of Education for all schools was defined by the Board of Education, For the first time the minimum requirements for every citizen of the elementary school had been defined as comprising the three elementary subjects, a knowledge of history of the native country, the geography of the country, and that of countries commercially connected with it, and also training of the faculties of observation, together with singing, drawing, and physical exercises. These. and the introduction of the block grant, Mr. Darlington explained, were the two salient features of the new Code. The curricula being now equal, the grants were also equal for all schools. No addition to the work was intended by the specimen schemes iss.ied by the Department, as the subjects need not be taken in such detail as before. English grammar was now deposed from its previous high position. In Wales, grammar had almost invariably been taken by all schools. Gram- mar now was only required to be taught in so far as it helped to the correct use of language in oral and written composition Under the new schemes of instruction oral composition preceded written composition and children could in this way be trained to speak correctly. Speaking exercises, Mr Darlington said, were very universal in foreign countries, and he thought they could be adopted in their own country. Opportunities would thus be given to draw out children to speak for a few minutes on something known to themselves before. This would develope clearness of thought and powers of continuance thinking, and written exer- cises need not be begun until the third or fourth standards. Speaking of the Welsh aspect of the code, Mr Darlington said that bilingual books were still authorised, and he suggested the reproduction in English by the children of a story read in Welsh to them by the teacher, as this would, in his mind, result in a more satisfactory exercise than by set translation. Letter writing in English and in Welsh would also be valuable exercise—in Welsh for those children who habitually spoke Welsh to those about them. A new advance was also made in reference to the use of Welsh, in that Welsh could now be used habitually in teaching the lower classes. English lessons, however, should not be lost sight of. The speaker pointed out that during English lessons in German schools the intellectual atmosphere was made as English as possible. The object of each lesson should be definite and precise in the teacher's mind. The address was warmly applauded, and ques- tions were afterwards asked Mr Darlington by several members, which were carefully answered. Principal Roberts expressed his sympathy with teachers in their work, and his great interest in the new conditions which existed. He was glad of the freedom that was now given to teachers of all grades, he believed it was for the best advantage of education. He was especially pleased to see that the work the society for the utilization of the Welsh language in schools, had set to do had now been provided for in the new Code. Prof. Anwyl said that the movement now inaugurated by the new Code was both valuable and important. It was a foundation upon which much good would be built. Many teachers would be relieved from elements of sordid care, and this was a great and genuine gain. He held that no work was more important than that of teaching young children, and that secondary and higher education could never be placed on the best footing unless primary school work gave it the best foundation. Teachers should, to gain this end be able to carry on their work without the cares now incidental in many cases to the profession. Mr. C. H. Cox, Penparke School, proposed, and Mr. D. Samuel, M.A., Aberystwyth County School, seconded a vote of thanks to Mr. Darlington, President Roberts, Prof. Anwyl, and Mr. Roberts. for their kindness in attending. Mr. Samuel re- marking, among other things, that not a day passed without his feeling that he was bound hand and foot in the work of the elementary school teacher. The vote of thanks was heartily accorded.
v LOCAL REJOICINGS. The celebration of the Queen's 81st birthday was attended throughout the country with greater demonstrations of rejoicing and loyalty than have been witnessed on any previous occasion. This in a great measure has given expression to the sympathy felt toward Her Majesty in the troublous times which have now befallen her Empire, and it also demonstrates the affection borne by the people toward a good and noble sovereign. That the remaining years of her reign should have seen no necessity for recourse to the arbitrament of the sword was certainly the earnest desire of every true patriot, and the only hope which can now be expressed is that the present long and disastrous war will speedily arrive at a satisfactory termina- tion. Despite her 81 years, the wide interest which the Queen displays in all matters affecting her dominions is remarkable, and her motherly sympathy with all ranks and classes of her subjects has won her universal homage and admiration. That she may long be spared to occupy the throne and rule over her people is the feeling of every one,
Barmouth. On Thursday last, in celebration of the 81st. an- niversary of Queen Victoria's birthday, combined with the rejoicings for the relief of Mafeking, the inhabitants and visitors to Barmouth indulged in a general holiday. At half past one the children of the Board Schools, over 400 in number, assembled at the school grounds, and were put in marching order by their teachers. Char-a-bancs with gaily decorated horses were generously provided by Mr D. E. Davies, and Messrs J. M. Jones & Co., for the infants. Before starting the children sang the National Anthem, and cheered lustily for the Queen. Nearly every youngster carried a banner, and in the bright sunshine the broad expanse of fluttering colours was a remarkably pretty sight. The juvenile procession, animated by martial spirit, marched as far as Porkington-terrace, round the Marine-parade, and back to the Board schools. At the head of the procession was the band of the Juvenile Lodge of Oddfellows, while local minstrels, gaily dressed in various costumes, fol- lowed through the double line of hundreds of townspeople who witnessed the sight. On arriving at the school, each child was provided with eat- ables, oranges, &c., and before parting they merrily sang Rule Britannia," Soldiers of the Queen," and "God Save the Queen." Three ringing cheers were given to Councillor Tom Abraham, who had taken such keen interest in providing this treat for the little ones, and also to several others. It is worthy of note that one of the members of the School Board, viz., Mr T. Martin Williams, spared no trouble in making this a day of pleasant recol- lections among the rising generation. In the even- ing the town presented a brilliant spectacle. The Union Jack was prominently hoisted upon every available flagstaff, while bunting of every description decorated almost every house in the town. Numer- ous houses were lighted at every window with fairy lamps and candles, among the most promin- ent being the Orielton Hall, several houses in Porkington-terrace, Belle Vue, Marine Hotel, Criterion Hotel, and Bryn Teg. As regards illumina- tion and extensive decorations, the Marine Hotel, undoubtedly, surpassed all others. At 8-30 a crowd numbering 2,000 assembled in Station-road, a large number of torchlights were distributed, and a pro- cession decided upon in the following order :— Char-a-banc, in which the juvenile band was seated; Queen's Chariot, drawn by five horses (postilion), in which were seated the Queen (Miss Evans, 11, Porkington-terrace), accompanied by Miss Evans, 2, Porkington-terrace, representing England, Miss Richards, Tal-y-don (Wales) Miss Edwards, Bank House (Ireland), Miss Idris, 11, Porkington- terrace (Scotland), while Canada and New, Zealand were represented by Mr R. Roberts and Mr H. R. Davies, Manchester House, respectively. The Army, Navy, and Her Majesty's remotest Colonies were numerously represented. Next to the Queen's chariot came the body guard, followed by a char-a- banc and a stage coach carrying the choir, life boat crew, and the members of the Oddfellows' Lodge. Next came a fantastically decorated lorry, con- taining a huge cage in which Kruger (Mr R Davies) was imprisoned. Following her husband came Mrs Kruger (Mr Acton Straw), riding in ajdonkey chaise. The rear was brought up by private carriages, and the general public. About 30 mounted men, under the direction of Mr W. O. Gale, took part, and about 40 cyclists, with machines beautifully decorated with lighted Chinese lanterns, &.c., under the com- mand of the Cycle Club Captain, Mr G. Lloyd Williams, added brilliancy to the whole affair. The procession, the largest possibly ever formed at Bar- mouth, paraded the streets from the Station to Porkington, as far as Bryn Teg round the Marine and dispersed in front of the Corsygedol. Later on fire works were displayed, under the direction of Father Wilcock and Mr T. A. Bull, while a'gigantic bonfire, privately provided by Mr Tom Abraham on the top of the hill, lighted up the country for miles round. All the arrangements were under the im- mediate able direction of Mr Tom Abraham, assisted by Mr W. O. Gale, Mr T. Martin Williams, and others.
Dolgelley. The Queen's birthday was celebrated in right loyal fashion at Dolgelley on Thursday last. The inhabitants had barely bad time to recover from the excitement attending the rejoicings at the re- lief of Mafeking, but they turned out en gitasse to do honour to the sovereign who has been spared to auch an advanced age to continue her glorious reign. Fortunately, the proverbial Queen's weather" prevailed, and the town, situated amongst its unrivalled scenery, looked at its best with in- numerable flags and emblems flying from every bouse. The town was enlivened by the ringing of the church bells, whose joyous peals resounded almost throughout the day. The occasion was yecognised as a general holiday at all the schools, iand all business premises were closed for the after- noon. The real public demonstration commenced fit two o'clock, when a monster procession was formed on the Square. Mr O. O. Roberts, Board School, mounted on horseback, acted in the çapacityof chief marshal. The Dolgelley brass band, conducted by Mr Owen Jones, led the way, and then came, in order, the representatives of public bodies, the children of the boys,' girls,' and infants' departments of the Board School, the Dol- gelley drum and fife band, and the children of the National School and Henfelin School. After these came a representation of a Long Tom," followed by ten boys dressed in Naval Brigade uniforms and having a naval gun. The next item was a tableau representative of the British Empire, bearing the motto Unity is strength." The whole had been artistically arranged on a lorry, the Queen being seated on top, and around her were soldiers represent- ing the Colonies, and at each corner representatives 91 the four kingdoms. This was greatly admired lay the spectators. The Grammar School boys came next, also having a naval gun, and the rear was brought up by the Fire Brigade in their smart uniforms and bright helmets, in charge of Capt. John Griffiths, Commerce House. The procession proceeded through Lombard-street, along Cader- road, up Springfield-street, through the Square to Marion. As the procession marched round the field, Mr. Furlong released miniature balloons, the .effect of which in mid-air was vary pretty. The processionists then returned to the square, where the whole concourse, accompanied by the band, sang God save the Queen." The children then dispersed to their respective schools, where they were regaled with an excellent tea, the funds for which had been collected by a committee of local gentlemen. At five o'clock there were athletic sports £ on the Marion, when prizes were dis- tributed to the children for racing, jumping, etc. Mr James Mills won the first prize for the best de- corated bicycle, and Mr Edward Jones, waterworks engineer, won the second prize. In the half-mile race, for which a special prize was given by Mr Thomas H. Roberts, the winner was Mr W. G. Jones. In the evening there was a grand torch- light procession. This was headed by the decorated bicycles, all brilliantly illuminated. Effigies of Kruger, Steyn, and others, were also carried in the procession. After parading the town and returning to the Square, addresses were delivered by Mr David Owen, Cross Keys (chairman of committee), and Mr G. W. Kinman, head-master of the Gram- mar School. The crowd cheered lustily, and after- wards sang God save the Queen," under the con- ductorship of Llew. Meirion. Another parade was made through the town, the crowd still cheering and singing patriotic songs, and the rejoicings did not entirely subside until a late hour. Praise is due to Mr H. Parry Jones, electrical engineer, who spared no trouble in preparing long Toms" and naval guns, and to Mr Griffen, manager of the gas works, who was the promoter of the grand tableaux. The members of the committee worked indefatigably, and their arrangements were carried out without a fault.
ABERYSTWYTH. County Court. THURSDAY, MAY 24.—Before His Honour, Judge William Evans. ESTATE ADMINISTRATION". Mr Hugh Hughes, solicitor, mentioned the case of David Price, Llanbadarn, v John Richard Evans, Llanfaircareinion, in which his honour gave judg- ment at Welshpool County Court in respect of a debt due by defendant as administrator of his de- ceased father's estate. Judgment was given on the occasion, but leave to apply for an order of admin- istration was reserved until this court. The debt had not yet been paid by the defendant. The costs had been taxed, and he (Mr Hughes) had made in- quiries and was satisfied there was ample estate. The Judge: Is this not the case where there is a fairly large estate and a good many creditors, and you are rather a small creditor ? Mr Hughes The debt is £ 42, and being under P,50 we could not take proceedings in the High Court. Mr Hughes added that he had received a letter from the defendant stating that he had es- tablished his claim to a moiety of a considerable amount of property at Seacombe. The Judge granted the order suspended for one month, and also gave leave to transfer the proceed- ings from the Welshpool court to this court. '.QUESTION OF ROUTE. The Cambrian Railway Company brought an action against James Rees for the recovery of 2s 3d, carriage on two parcels from Aberystwyth to Lon- don on December 21st last. Mr Minshall, solicitor, Oswestry, appeared for the Railway Company, and Mr Arthur J. Hughes for the defendant. Plaintiffs' solicitor explained that defendant came to the parcel office at the railway station on the date named, together with a porter. The porter brought a lorry on which were four parcels. De- fendant pointed to two of those parcels and said they were to go by the Manchester and Milford route. The other two were for London, and those were sent by the Cambrian route. The defendant asked the parcels' clerk to book the parcels car- riage paid, and requested him to call with him on his way to tea, and he would pay him. The parcels' clerk did call, but defendant was too busy, and could not pay then. It was now alleged by the defendant that he wished those parcels which were addressed to London to go by the Manchester and Milford route, and because they were not sent that way he refused to pay the claim. It was usual, Mr Minshall said, that parcels to be sent by any route other than the most'direct should be marked so on the labels. These labels were not marked at all, having only the ordinary address. In reply to the Judge, Mr A. J. Hughes said his case was that there was a distinct direction given that the four parcels were to go per the M. & M. route. Mr Minshall said his point was that it was neces- sary, if they wished to send the parcels by some particulars route, that the labels should be so marked. These were brought in a day or two be- fore Christmas, in the midst of great traffic, and it was very liable for a mistake to have happened. Mr Hughes said it was not the amount in dis- pute, but there was a good deal behind this. The M. & M. Railway Company paid the Cambrian Railway Company a certain amount per annum for duties performed, and this parcels' clerk was not in their service. It was a serious matter, as there was a good deal of competition between the two lines. The Judge: All the better (laughter). Mr Hughes also pointed out that the action was brought against a clerk of the M. & 3L Company, and the plaintiffs evidently did not like to sue the company itself. John Felix, parcels' clerk at Aberystwyth Station was then called, and corroborated Mrs Minshall's opening statement. Cross-examined by Mr Hughes, witness said he knew Mr Rees to be in the employ of the M. & M. Company. On the date in question, he came to the office and pointed out two parcels, and said they were to go by the M. & M. line. The four parcels were on the truck, but there was a gap between them. The London ones were the furthest away, and the Bristol and Mountain Ash ones the nearest. He remembered, when calling for the carriage money, Mr Rees asking him why he sent them by the Cambrian, after being told to send them by the M. & M. The parcels were brought to the office about a quarter to two, but he did not remember defendant telling him to send them by the 3 o'clock M. &: M. train. Had they gone by that train they would have reached London by about 10-40. The next train on the Cambrian Railway left at 6-25, and reached London about 4 o'clock the following morning. James Rees, the defendant, was called, and said he was the head clerk at the M. &. M. office. The parcels in question contained, as far as he could judge, perishable goods, and were taken to the station on a hand-barrow, so that it was impossible for the clerk to discriminate which parcels were to go to London and which to South Wales. He asked the last witness to send them by the M. & M. train, and repeated that instruction. It was not the practice of any Company to put any wording on labels that parcels were to go by any particular route as far as passenger traffic was concerned. It was untrue that he pointed out to any two parti- cular parcels. When Felix called for the money, and was remonstrated with for sending them by the Cambrian route, he said, I know perfectly well what I am about," and he repeated that several times. In cross-examination, defendant contended that the Cambrian was not the usual route for parcels, and the M, & M. route was the nearest in this case. This was all the evidence taken. Mr Hughes, in his address for the defence, asked the Judge to hold that there was a distinct direction to Felix, and if the direction was by word of mouth, clearly conveyed twice, that that was as efficacious as a direction on the parcel. The Judge, in giving his decision, said there was no question involved, and as far as he could see there had been no evidence before him that these parcels were consigned by the M. & M. Railway as distinct from the Cambrian Railway. Of course this could hardly be called a test case. because every case would have to depend on its merits He would give judgment for the plaintiff for the amount claimed. COMMISSION AGENT SUED. £ Benjamin Wemyss, Fountain Inn, Aberystwyth, i sought to re-cover from Alfred Windmill, commis- I 4ion agent, Swansea, the sum of ClO 5s in respect jf commissions executed. Mr A. J. Hughes ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Mr Bull, Swansea, for the defendant. i Mr Hughes explained that the parties had be- come acquainted, with the result that a book of rules was sent by the defendant to his client, show- ing the terms on which he purposed to execute commissions. Some time in January a commission was entrusted the defendant, and when accdfants were balanced there was a sum of L10 5s in favour of the plaintiff. A cheque was received for the amount, and Mr Wemyss, in -due course, presented it through his bankers, but it was returned marked stopped by order of drawer." A telegram was then received from defendant, and afterwards a letter, the latter stating "your account is now closed. When you have settled with Mr D. Reardon, of Gloucester, you will have a claim on me." Mr Hughes said his client had had no transactions with the person named, and replied to that effect. Mr Ball, in defence, objected to the proceedings, claiming that they should have been taken under the Gaming Act, as the chequej had been given for an illegal consideration. The Judge: How is it illegal ? Mr Bull: It is admitted that it was for a gaming transaction. The Judge: No. not at all. It is described here as "commissions executed at the best prices obtain- able." I see by your account of the 20th June that you executed a commission for Wemyss by which the balance in his favour is L10 5s. That must be so, because there is a cheque for that amount. How do you make that out as being ille Mr Bull: There was a case decided in the Court of Appeal on the 2nd July, 1898, which is on all fours with this. It is the case of Wolf v. Hamilton, and everyone of the judges were unanimously on it. Having perused the report, the Judge said that in that case one of the parties was a bookmaker; in this case of the parties was a commission agent. Mr Bull: The terms are synonymous. The Judge: Why did they make the difference. Mr Hughes said they had a case quite recently sent up from here on appeal, but it was dropped. There was a distinction between a bookmaker and a commission agent. If a man who was a book- maker was ostensibly a commisson agent and made contracts as a commission agent, he not only got all the advantages, but the obligations, too. Mr Bull: Do I take it that they admit this a horse racing transaction 1 Mr Hughes I admit nothing. This is a prose- cution based on the admission that your client is a commission agent. Mr Bull: Will your Honour kindly give me leave to appeal on this matter ? The Judge: No, certainly not. Mr Bull: But I would like you to understand we hare already paid him more than we have received. Mr Hughes replied that that was an old story. There was a sort of a ring amongst these com- mission agents, and they made enquiries as to who had done business with Mr Wemyss. His client had never had anything to do with Reardon. Mr Bull: Your Honour will not give me leave to J appeal? The Judge: No, because I think it is only wast- ing money. Mr Bull: But we are quite willing _to pay the money into court. Judgment was then given for theamount claimed. DAMAGING AN OUT FIELD Evan Jenkins, farmer, Garnllwyd, claimed £ 1 from Eleanor Macarthy, Llanrhystyd, in respect of damage done to land by fowls. Plaintiff was represented by Mr Wm. Davies, and Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the defence. Plaintiff occupied about twelve acres of land, and defendant lived in a house adjoining that land. She kept 68 fowls, and plaintiff found, after sowing oats in the fields, that these went there, and picked up all the seeds and made the land useless for the year. Judgment was given for 5s and 7s 6d costs.
LLANILAR. THE WATER SUPPLY.—The village water supply is now in a worse state than ever, and is a source of trouble and anxiety to the inhabitants. Surely the kind gentleman of Castle Hill cannot be so in- different as all this to the welfare of the people, if only the matter were properly laid before him. We say this because the present water arrangement is in his hands, or at least it looks as if such were the case. Of one thing, however, we are certain, and that is, that the village cannot possibly go on very long like this. Somebody must be responsible for this deplorable state of things. DIRWEST.-Teimlir mai dipyn yn farwaidd ydyw yr achos dirwestol yn y lie, ag y gellid gwneud llawer rhagor er sobrwydd pe ceid rhywrai eto i gychwyn mewn ernest. Y mae yr Wyl Ddirwestol ger Haw, a gwelsom cyn hyn lawer o ymdrech yn cael ei wneud er myned iddi, yn yr Eglwys yma, yn ogystal ag yn yr eglwysi cylchynol. Os dipyn z, yn ofcr y mae ein hymdrechion gartref yn myned efo'r gwaith da hwn, beth pe baem yn myned yn gyffredinol i'r Wyl i Aberystwyth dydd Mercher nesaf, gael clywed rhai o'r doniau goreu dros ddir- west, falle y byddai hyny yn agoriad llygaid i lawer am ddrwg y fasnach feddwol, a'i dylanwad yn awr hyd yn nod ar ein Sabbathau a arferent fod mor dawel. Mae yn bryd i'n heglwysi ddeffro. WeI, ati, ynte, o ddifrif.
BWLCH'LLAN PRESENTATION TO MR. D. MORGAN, POST OFFICE, LLANGEITHO.—An interesting feature in the 2 o'clock meeting was the presenting of a carbon enlargement photo of himself to Mr Morgan. Mr. Morgan resigned the secretaryship of the Lampeter District Bi-monthly Meeting last July, after having served for 27 consecutive years. The bi-monthly meeting, as a small token of their respect, and appreciation of his faithful service, determined to present him with a carbon enlargement of his photo. The work was entrusted to Mr H H. Davies, photo- grapher, Aberystwyth, who produced a remarkably good likeness. The presentation was made by the Rev Howell Lloyd, Bwlch'llan, who dwelt on Mr Morgan's devotion to his work as secretary, and to the general esteem felt for him in the district. Mr Morgan, who was visibly affected, made a short but touching reply. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL.—The annual Sun- day School Festival of the upper portion of the Lampeter district was held at Bwlcb'llan on Friday, the 25th instant. The schools represented were Llangeitho, catechised by the Rev D. A. Jones, Llwyngroes; Penuwch and Bwlch'llan, catechised by the Rev J. Emlyn Jones. The day was beauti- fully fine, a large gathering had collected, and the meetings were interesting and lively. Lampeter district has done, as usual, well in the recent county examination. The three medals offered by Dr. Davies, Buluwayo, to the first in each class have fallen to its share. The gold medal has been won by Mr Tom Williams, Gwynfil, Llangeitho, one of the most faithful members of the Rev J. Emlyn Jones' bible class. The silver medal falls to the lot of Miss Sally Davies, Brynhyfryd, Bwlcb'llan, and the bronze medal to Mr Tom H. Jones, Board School, Penuwch, the third son of the Rev J. Emlyn Jones.
TREGARON. ARTIFICAX. TEETH.—Mr. James Rees, 30, Railway-terrace, Aberystwyth, visits Tregaron the first and last Tuesday in each month, and may be consulted at Mrs. Williams, Stanley House. Y MAE TYMOR lladd gwair bron wrth y drws, a chyn bo hir fe glywir swn y peirianau yn clician ar fryn a dol. Swn hyfryd yw swn y peiriant gwair ar ben bore, yn enwedig pan bo ei olwynion yn myn'cl yn gysson a difeth, ac byfryd yw ei weled yn gadael ei lwybr yn ystodau glan ar ei ol yn y meusydd. Os am beirianau i dori eich cnydau yn gywir a chryno, cofiwch ymgynghori a'r gwerthwyr o Llanon House, Aberaeron. NATIONAL SCHOOL. -The following pupils were given prizes for scripture knowledge, the Diocesan Inspector having examined the school sometime ago. Group I. John Hughes, Doldref; D. Morgan, Union Workhouse, Gwilym Rees, Doldref. Group II. Lizzie Evans, Bradford House, Doldref, Frank Evans, Prospect House, Robert Jones, Chapel-street. Group III, Hilda Davies, Vicarage, Elizabeth Edwards, Nantstalwen, Annie Edwards, late Gwar- ffynon, Eveline Felix, Ivy Cottage. SCHOOL BOARD.—An adjourned meeting of the ibove Board was held on Friday evening, the 25th inst, at seven o'clock. The following members were present:—Mr E. C. Evans, chairman, presiding; Messrs David Jones, vice-chairman Joseph Edwards, and Rev D. M. Davies, B.A., vicar. The meeting having beep convened to consider tenders received for work required at Master's House, Castell Flemish, it was decided that the minutes of the previous meeting be left unread, and pro- ceed at once with the question of the evening. Tenders were to hand from the following persons: Daniel Jenkins, Pencwm, Berth, Thomas Thomas, Nantymelyn, Llangeithio, Rees Evans, Builder, Tregaron, R. Lloyd, painter, etc., Lampeter. The question was minutely discussed, and most of the members were in favour of having the work done by a practical tradesman, and it was eventu- ally resolued that the job be entrusted to Mr Richard Lloyd, Lampeter, although the tender of Mr Lloyd was considerably higher than some others sent in. The Board believed that, as Mr Lloyd was the only painter who had applied for :the job, they were justified in deciding in his favour. The second instalment for pupil teachers' correspond- ence class, being due, cheque in payment thereof was drawn and signed. PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Tuesday, the presiding magistrates being Messrs. W. Jones, J. Jones, D. Davies, Rev. T. R. Davies, and Dr. E. Lloyd. DRUNK AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—David Davies, and Francis Francis, -Llaii(idewi Brefi, were charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.C. David Davies while in the execu- tion of his duty. The constable complained that stones were throw at him, that he was attacked, m and that his helmet wahnocked off. For being drunk and disorderly eacfi was fined 5s. and costs, and for the assault on the constable £2 each. WITHDRAWN.—A summons issued against David Lewis, junr., Tanygeulan, Tregaron, at the instance of Ir. D. W. E. Rowlands, Garth, Llanddewi Brefi, for angling in the daytime at Penllwyn where the latter had a private right of fishery, was withdrawn. DIWKK AND DISORDERLY.—The cases of John Davies, Tymawr, Gwnnws Upper, labourer, and David Evans, Frongoch, Carron Upper, farm servant, charged with being drunk and disorderly on the highway at Pontrhydfendigaid, were adjourned for a month.—James Wynne, Trecefel, Caron Lower, labourer, charged with being drunk on the 3rd. inst., was fined 5s. 6d. including costs. DOG LICENSE.-—A charge against Margaret Davies, Lluest Deborah, Llangeitho, of having kept a dog without a license, was dismissed. ASSAULT BY A SCHOOLMASTER.—David Thomas, Tymawr, Llanio, Llanddewi Brefi, farmer, was charged by J. Oliver Jones, Board School, Llan- ddewi Brefi, schoolmaster, with assault on the 17th instant. There was a cross-summons, charging Jones with having assaulted defendant's son on the same date. Mr. William Davies, Aberystwyth, appeared for Thomas, and Mr. D. Watkins, Lam- peter, for Jones. From the evidence it appears that on the day preceding the alleged assaults, the boy had committed some slight offence, and the master set him the task of writing a number of words. Instead of doing this, the boy went home, and when he returned the following morning, the master took him into a class room, and having made him remove a portion of his clothing chastised him with his open hand. There were several marks on the boy's body as the result of this, and his father afterwards took him to Dr. Lloyd for examination. The father then went to the school in the afternoon for the purpose, he said, of seeking an explanation of the excessive punish- ment inflicted on his son. According to the master's evidence, Thomas caught hold of the collar of his coat and held a stick above his head, and dragged him for three or four yards about the school. Jones then raised his arm and managed to get free, but defendant continued following him about the school.—Evidence was also given by Dr Lloyd, who said he had examined the boy, and in his opinion the punishment inflicted was excessive.— The schoolmaster called two pupil teachers, both of whom gave evidence as to seeing Thomas follow- ing Jones about the school, but only one saw him dragged by the collar of the coat.—The Bench dis- missed the case as against Thomas, but fined the schoolmaster 5s and costs for the assault on the boy.
LAMPETER, PERSONAL.—At the examination conducted by Dr Vincent at Carmarthen on the 17th 'instant in connection with the Trinity College of Music, London, Miss Theresa J. Conroy, of Malta Villa, of this town, daughter of Mr Conroy, supervisor of inland revenue, passed with Honours in the Junior Division in pianoforte playing, gaining 80 per cent marks. Miss Conroy is a pupil of Miss M. H. Hughes, organist of St. Peter's Church, Lampeter. BUTTER FACTORY. The butter-making factory commenced operations last week. The building is well made in every detail, and reflects credit upon the builder, Mr. Lewis Davies, while the plant is of the best modern type. The machinery includes a pasturing plant, by means of which the milk is purified from all mechanical impurities, and in the process which it has undergone, all germs of tuber- culosis and the like are destroyed. The manager is Mr. S. Rothwell, who, previous to his engagement by the company, held a similar appointment in Surrey. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—The annual Musical Festival in connection with the Congregationalists of Lampeter and district was held on Wednesday. There was a far better attendance than in previous years, owing no doubt to the delightful weather. In the unavoid- able absence of Mr. Glyndwr Richards, Pontycymer, the singing was conducted by Mr. Dan Jenkins, Ffaldybrenin. At the afternoon meeting certificates were awarded to the successful candidates who had passed the tonic-solfa examination. PETTY SESSIONS.—These Sessions were held at the Town Hall, on Friday, the 25th instant, before Messrs D. Tivy Jones, mayor, Lewis Davies and T. H. R. Hughes.—Evan Jones, of Eynonside, Llan- wenog, and Evan Evans of Cwmynach. Lampeter, were summoned for removing sheep from the county of Carmartheninto the county of Cardigan at Llanybyther on the 7th inst without having a declaration pursuant to the Cardiganshire County Council's order of the 16th November 1899 that the sheep were free from scab.—Defendants appeared and admitted the offence, but urged in justification that they were ignorant of the existence of the order.—Fined 2s 6d including costs. CARNIVAL.—The second annual carnival in con- nection with the Lampeter Cycling Club was held on Wednesday week. Although the weather was rather unfavourable, the attendance was very good. A meet was made at the Town Hall at 8 p.m. Prizes were offered, and the following are the list of the successful competitors. For the best decorated bicycle, Master Archie Jones, Brittania Stores; fancy costume (ladies), prize divided between Miss Nellie Jones, Ystrad House, and the Misses Jones, 5, College-street. The former was prettily dressed as a Shepherdess and the two sisters as London Flower Girls." Fancy costume (gents), Mr Walter Jones, 5, College-street, Fisher- man." For the most comical dress. Prize divided between Messrs D. H. Evans, Bridge-street; and Charlie Hughes, Pontfaen Stores, Seen better days." Group, Mule Battery." The judging was very creditably performed by the following, Mrs. R Williams, St David's College, Mrs T. M. Evans, Tanybrvn Villa, Mr D. Tivy Jones (mayor), Dr E. 0 Davies, Millfield and J. Ernest Lloyd, Bryn. After the judging had been completed, a procession was formed, and a march made through the principal streets of the town. Great praise is due to the two energetic Secretaries. Messrs D. W. Davies, and E. J. Evans. SUNDA-J SCHOOL FESTIVAL. The Congrega- tionalists held their annual Sunday school festival at Lampeter on the 16th inst., when the following schools assembled to recite the pwngc, viz., Cellan, Llanfair, Llangybi, Bethel and Soar. The catechisers were the Revs. IV. Griffiths, Maenygroes, and Davies, Rhydybont. Several of the scholars attending the schools have undergone recently an examination in scriptural knowledge, the result of which has now been made known,and the following from Soar school have passed and gained the re- spective marks placed opposite their names. Class 3-ages 16 to 21, Miss Anne Evans, Cwmanne, 78; Morgan Williams, Pwllgravel, 78; Wm. Lewis, Emporium, 56. Class 2—ages 12 to 16, Elizabeth Williams, Tynewydd, 93; Edith Evans, Bridge- street, 92; Howell Howells, Llanwnen, 92; Elizabeth Jones, Pentre Cottage, 92; John Thos. Richards, Ardwyn, 91; Mary Thomas, Waungron, 91; Margaret Jane Oliver, Greenfield, 90; Margaret Jane Thomas, Penpompren, 90; Ella Richards, Ardwyn, 89 Ewart Davies, Ffynonfair, 86; Oliver Jones, Rhoslwyn, 85 John Jenkins, Penpontpren, 86; John Herbert Thomas, Penpontpren, 83; Daniel Williams, Pwllgravel, 81; Letitia Jones, Drovers-road, 72; Sarah Oliver, Greenfield, 56. Juveniles :-Ciass V. Elizabeth Evans, 98; Jane Davies, 97; Mary Davies, 94; Lizzie Evans, 94; Rachel Davies, 89; Elizabeth Howells, 77; Enid C. Thomas, 72; Rachel A. Davies, 56; the maximum number of marks being 100. Class IV. Margaret Jane Williams. 50 Lizzie Anne Evans, 50; Annie Howells, 50; Martha Evans, 50; Catherine Davies, 50; Sarah Mary Davies, 50; Tom Thomas, 46; Winnie Howells, 42; Johnnie Thomas, 38. Class III. Penry Jones, 50; J. Thomas James, 49; W. James Jones, 45 Class II. John Lemuel Rees, 50; Lizzie Jane Rees, 48; Gladys Oliver, 36; the maximum being 50. Class 1. Henry Howells, 30;. Verona Richards, 25; Sarah Mary Jones, 25; Letitia Williams, 24 Hannah Davies, 24. The maximum being 30. The examiners were the Revs Jones, Pencader; Davies, Tyngwndwn; Davies, Rhydybont, and Mr. Wallis Thomas, Llanybyther.
PONTERWYD. CYMANFA GERDDOROL.-Cynbaliwyd cymanfa gerddorol dosbarth Penllwyn yn y lie uchod dydd Gwener diweddaf. Mae ardal Ponterwyd yn un o'r rhai mwyaf rhamantus yn Ngogledd Ceredigion. Saif tua deuddeg milldir o Aberystwyth a thua tair o Bontarfynach. Rhed afon Rheidol drwy y pentref ac ymddolena yn dawel a llonydd, fel pe y dymunai aros ennyd i arddangos ei hun. Croesir yr afon hon gan ddwy bont—yr hen bont a'r bont newydd, a safant yn uchel iawn uwchben y dyfroedd sy'n rbedeg danynt. Yn yinyl Goger- ddan Arms gwelir yr afon yn ymdreiglo drwy dyllau dyfnion rbwng creigydd anferth ac ysgyth- rog—dyma'r Rheidol Falls. I'r lie hwn y gwelwyd y cannoedd yn dylifoddydd Gwener pan y gwenau rhagluniaeth yn dyner arnynt drwy belydrau cynes haul mis Mai. Rwy'n sicr y diolchai llawer un am y fraint hon o ymweled a Phonterwyd yn unig, beb son am gymanfa ganu. Diambeu fod nifer, os nad yr oil o'r rhai a aethant i Bonterwyd y diwrnod hwn yn teimlo oddiwrth y daioni a dderbyniasant oherwydd awyr iachusol a mynyddig y lie. Yn ycliwanegol at yr amgylchoedd, yr oedd caredig- rwydd dihafal cyfeillion y lie yn ddymunol dros ben. Wedi trefnu y lleisiau yn eu lleoedd priodol, ac i Mr Daniel Jones, Madog, ddarllen a gweddio, gwnaeth Mr John Morris, llywydd cyfarfod dau o'r gloch, ycbydig sylwadau pwrpasol ar ganiadaeth a gweddeidd-dra priodol yn y cyfarfodydd. Yna galwyd ar Mr J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., yr arweinvdd penodedig, at ei waith, ac awd yn mlaen gyda gweithrediadau y dydd. Canwyd y tonau canlynol yn y cyfarfod hwnMaidstone," "Harlan," St. Gertrude," Dos at Iesu," Cenwch i Dduw," ynghyda'r anthem, Pan les- meirio fy Nghalon. Cafwyd anerchiad byr gan y Parch J. Williams, Dyffryn, a diweddwyd y cyfarfod trwy weddi gan y Parch D. Morgan, Penllwyn. Ar ol gwneyd cyfiawnder a'r ddarpariaeth helaeth o luniaeth yn yr ysgoldy, deuwyd yn ol i'r capel erbyn 6 o'r gloch. Yr oedd y capel yn orlawn erbyn cyfarfod yr hwyr, ac er mai cymanfa y Methodistiaid yr oedd gwelwyd lluaws o'r en- wadau eraillac o'r Eglwys yn bresenol. Dcchreii- wyd y cyfarfod drwy ganu '• Harlan," ar y geiriau Ar aur delynau'r nef," etc., ac wedi i Mr Matthew Henry Evans, Dyffryn, ddarllen rhan o'r ysgrythyr a gweddio, cafwyd gair gan y Parch. J. Williams. Dyffryn, Llywydd y cyfarfod. Canwyd y tonau canlynol yn ystod y cyfarfod hwn Wilton Square, Regent Square, Gwaboddiad, Triumphant, German Hymn, Adgyfodiad, Gogoniant Gwalia, a St. Catherine, ynghyd a r anthemau '■ 0 Prawf a gwel" a "Pan lesmeirio fy nghalon." Darllenodd Mr John Morris a Mr Rees enwau yr ymgeiswvr llwyddianus yn arboliadau y Tonic Sol-fa College, a chafwyd fod nifer dda wedi pasio o Dewi, Pont- erwyd a'r Dyffryn. Anerchwyd y cyfarfod gan y y Parch. David Morgan, Penllwyn. Diolchwyd yn gynes i Mr Rees, Miss J. Jones, a'r llywyddion am eu gwasanaeth, ac i gyfeillion Ponterwyd am eu caredigrwydd. Diweddwyd y cyfarfod trwy weddi gan Mr Joseph Parry, Penllwyn. Cyfeilwvd can Miss Jennie Jones, Penllwyn, yn ddeheuie fef ei harfer. Felly y treuliwyd y dydd yn nghymanfa 1900. Teimlad pawb a fu yno oedd fod y gymanfa yn un o'r rhai goreu a gafwyd erioed yn y dosbartb. Taenid naws hyfryd a bendithiol arnom pan yn canu Wilton Square," "Gwahoddiad," "Harlan," St Catherine," a Pan lesmeirio fy nsrhalon." Rhoddodd yr arweinydd amryw gynghorion ar- dderchog a gwerth eu cofio, a nodweddid ei holl waith gan ei barch nodedig at ganiadaeth gyseg- redig.
DINAS MAWDDWY. I THE WAR FUND.—The list of subscriptions toward the War Fund collected in Dinas Mawddwy and district has just been closed, and shows a very satisfactory result. The sum of £23 was realised by an entertainment held at Aberangell School, and promoted by Lieutenant F. J. Walton, son of Mr Walton, Cwmllccoedwig, who is now himself at the front, serving under General French. L10 118 8d was collected at Mallwyd Church, and another entertainment promoted by Lieutenant Walton and held at Minllin School brought in £3 8s 6d. A balance of £3 17s Od from the Jubilee Fund was also transferred to this fund. A sum of Ll 4s 4d was collected at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Aberangell. A second concert held at Minllin School, organised by Mr E. H. Davies, J.P., resulted in net proceeds to the amount of P-15 19s 2d. At the same concert "The Absent Minded Beggar was sung, and a collection taken after- wards realised £8108 ltd. It will thus be seen that the creditable sum of £66 10s 9d has been collected in this neighbourhood toward this deserv- ing object. IN HONOUR OF ITAFEKI.I;G.-The relief of Mafe- king, after its historic seige of nearly seven months, will undoubtedly live long in the memories of the present rising generation of the two parishes of Mallwyd and Llanymawddwy. On Saturday last the whole of the children attending Aberangell, Minllin, and Llanymawddwy Schools were treated to an excellent tea, and participated in other re- joicings in honour of the event. Mainly through the instrumentality of Mr E. H. Davies, J.P., assisted by a few other local gentlemen, sufficient funds had been collected to defray all expenses. The children of the three schools assembled near the Dinas Mawddwy Railway station, the Aberan- gell contingent arriving per the 2-30 p.m. train. A procession was then formed, and headed by the Yale of Dovey Brass Band, under the conductor- ship of Mr Richard Williams, marched along the top road to the city, then down Wild Cop, and returning along the lower road to Minllin School. The procession was an imposing sight, and a large number of the children carried flags and banner- ettes. At the school a number of willing hands had been busily engaged in preparing tea, and the 11 9 children's appetites having been sharpened by the lengthy march, they "fell to" with a will, and quickly disposed of the good things placed before them. Amongst the ladies who attended at the tables were the following :—Mrs E. H. Davies, Brynderwen, Aberangell; Miss Evans, Bronygraig; MrsR. E. Davies, Bugeilfod; Miss Anna Lewis, Maescamlan Mrs Brown, Caergof; Miss Williams, Glvndufy; Mrs Nicholson Mrs and Miss Thomas, Mallwyd Rectory Miss Edmund, Miss Davies, and Miss Pritchard. The School Board was also well represented, amongst the members in attendance being the genial chairman (Mr E. H. Davies), Rev J. Jenkins, Mr Griffith Griffiths, and Mr Thomas Davies. Mention should also be made of the three headmasters, viz., Mr H. Lloyd, Minllin Mr R. L. Jones, Llanymawddwy; and Mr D. Thomas, Aber- angell, each of whom assisted greatly in the arrangement of the procession and in various other directions. After tea sports were held in an ad- joining field, which were entered into with zest by the children. The band then played the children back to the railway station, where God save the Queen was sung by the whole assembly. Three cheers were also called for the Queen, Lord Roberts, and Baden-Powell, and these were accorded with all the lung power which the child- ren could put forth. Mr E. H. Davies was also honoured with three cheers for the active part he had taken in organising the proceedings. After these ceremonies, the children dispersed to their respective homes.
ABERDOVEY. GOLF NOTEs.-The Ladies' Golfing Union have unanimously decided to accept the Aberdovey Golfing Club's invitation to play the 1900 Ladies' Golf Championship on the Aberdovey links. This will be the Union's first visit to Wales. The Welsh Golfing Union will hold next year's tournament on the same links. QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY —The Queen's Birthday was observed here by the floating of the ensign and other banners from the flag-staffs of Trinity Buov House, Life Boat House, Craigydon, Hillside and from a large number of private houses as well as by a grand display of flags on the schooners at present in the harbour. SHIPPING.—The following are the arrivals and sailings during the week:—Arrived—May 24th S.S. Pebble with 600 tons of creosoted sleepers from Methill for the Cambrian Railways Company. May 27th schooner Aeron Belle in ballast, May 28th S.S. Telephone with general cargo from Liverpool. Sailed—May 26th-S.S. Pebble for Duddon, May 28th-S.S. Telephone" for Barmouth. With regard to the steamer Pebble" it is a strange coincidence that on this her second trip to Aberdovey she should arrive on the anniversary of her first trip, having arrived on the same date last year with a cargo of cement from London. THE COMMON.—Messrs Solomon Andrews and Son have commenced to reinstate the fencing which was recently pulled down, and they are also placing a dozen sign-boards on the Common in lieu of the two which were pulled down simultaneously with the fencing. The new boards, in addition to prohibiting any animals on the land and the re- moval of sand therefrom, warns any person from interfering or damaging the fencing under penalty of prosecution. The Common Committee here are in close communication with a Society in London, by whom they are being legally advised in the matter, and nothing is likely to be done contrary to their directions. CRICKET.-On Saturday afternoon the first match on the new pitch here was played between the Aberdovey Club and Towyn Intermediate School. In the first innings Aberdovey scored 26 runs and 's Towyn 54, whilst in the second innings Aberdovey scored 39 runs, and stumps were drawn in favour of Towyn, who still had 8 wickets to play. The following represented the Aberdovey ClubMr F. A. Lindner (captain), Rev Stephen Evans, B.A., Messrs R. Davies, D. Ll. Hughes, R. J. Davies, J. H. Green, Z. Jones, R. Ll. Hughes, Geo. Davies, Owen Jones, and W. D. Griffith. IMPROVEMENTS.—The parapets on each side of Coper Hill and New-stieets, which have been so long neglected, are at last being concreted, and, when completed, will be a great improvement. It is to be hoped that the unsightly old rubbish heaps above and below the railway bridge, and also the familiar heap lying outside the Market-hall, will now be removed. By the way, there has been a cart-load of rubbish allowed for many months actually on the parapet opposite the Post Office which ought, by all means, to be carted away at once, It is really too bad that matters of this kind should have to be exposed through the Press. Neglect of such obstructions is not conducive tc the development of a watering-place, and as the season is close at hand it is to be hoped no furthei delay will occur in removing them. NEW STEAMER.—In consequence of increasing traffic, the Aberdovey and Barmouth Steamship Company have found it necessary to order a new steamer of considerably larger dimensions than the Telephone," and the latter will, therefore, cease running to Aberdovey in July next, and will, thenceforward, ply between Liverpool, Aberayron, and New Quay. The new steamer is being built at Paisley, and is to be named Dora," and will have a carrying capacity of 300 tons. She has been specially designed for the particular trade for which she is intended, and will be fitted up with all modern engines and appliances and also a commodious saloon. The launch of the "Dora" takes place this week, but it will take the con- tractors several weeks again to complete her. It is, however, expected that she will commence running here about the middle of July. We shall feel sorry to part with the Telephone," which has had a successful career, excepting the unfortunate occurrence on Llanbedrog beach a few years ago, when she narrowly escaped becoming a total wreck. THE LATE MRS WILLIAMS.—Last week we briefly announced the death of Mrs Elizabeth Williams, Mor Awelon, widow of the late Rev Richard Williams, vicar of Beddgelert, which took place on Tuesday, the 22nd inst, after a short and severe attack of pneumonia. As previously stated Mrs AVilliat-us was a most zealous member of the Church of England, being a faithful Sunday School teacher and taking an active part in every movement connected with the Church. Though a comparative stranger, the deceased lady had through her kind actions and hospitality won for her a host of friends as was clearly evidenced bv the large attendance at the funeral on Thursday Much sympathy is felt with the three daughters and two sons who have been so suddenly bereaved of an affectionate mother. The funeral cortege left the house at Penhelig at 8-15 and joined the nine o'clock train for Portmadoc, thence to Beddgelert, where the interment took place. The Rev J. Row- lands, M.A., vicar, conducted the service at the house, there being also present the Rev. S. Evans, B.A., curate, and the Rev W. M. Roberts, M A., Morwylfa. The hymns "Lead kindly Light,' O Fryniau Caersalem ceir gweled" and A few more years shall roll, were effectively sung by the choir at the house and station. The Rev Jenkins, vicar of Beddgelert. conducted the service at the grave, and there were five other clergymen present. Owing to a confirmation service being held that day, the Rev LI. Hughes, vicar of Portmadoc, was unable to attend the funeral.
TOWYN. .r..CLIPSE OF THE »SUN.—A large number of people watched the eclipse of the sun on Monday last. OLUNTEERS.—The local volunteers will go to camp this year to Salisbury Plain. The date fixed is July 26th. PREACHING.—Professor Lewis Edwards, Bala, occupied the pulpit of the C.M. Chapel last Sunday! and preached two eloquent sermons. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—On Friday last before Mr Haydn Jones, David Thomas, a native of Kid well v was charged by P.C. Bernard with begging at Abergynolwyn. He was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment. THE FOOTBALL TEAM.—Several members of the Town Football Team state that the Town Team was not defunct at any time during the past season. They played on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday, and the date that the Aberystwyth Team offered was already filled with the U.C.W.
A ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY SCHOOL HEADMASTER: MR. DAVID SAMUEL, M.A., (Cantab). SEKIOR MISTRESS :] MISS EDITH M EWART, M.A., CVicfc) ASSISTANT MASTERS AKD MISTEESS JpEARSON J^ULLER, M.A jy £ R. rpHOMAS QWEXS, MR. T tt TTOWELL, B.A., B.SC. O • XX* XX i(Lond.) IISS S. E. THOMAS. DRAWING MR. J. H. APPLETON, Cert. Art Master. School re-opens May 1st, 1900. Pupils requiring Railway Season Tickets will Please applv to me forthwith. JOHN EVANS, 6, Portland Street, Cloak* Aberystwyth