ABERYSTWYTH. Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting 'of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians was held on Monday morning at the Board Room, Union Workhouse, Mr W. A. Miller, Issayndre (chairman), presiding. There were also present. Mr William Morris, Cyfoethy- brenin (vice-chairman), Rev. T. A. Penry, Messrs G. Fossett Roberts, B. E. Morgan, T, E. Salmon, and Edwin Morris, Aberystwyth Edward Jones, Ceulanymaesmawr; Thomas Jenkins, Cyfoethy- brenin; J. B. Morgan, Cynullraawr; James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; David Morgan and Thomas Powell, Llanfihangel Upper; Evan Richards, Llan- fihangel Lower E. J. Evans, Llangwyryfon D. Morris and David Edwards, Llanilar; John Jones, Llanmefenydd; Charles Davies, Llanychaiarn; Thomas James, Trefeirig; Richard Thomas, Tirymynach; and David Lloyd. Vaenor Lower; with Hugh Hughes (clerk), E. Llewelyn (assistant clerk), and William Jones (master). BOARDING OUT COMMITTEE. Mrs Colby, secretary of the Boarding Out Com- mittee, presented her quarterly report upon the condition of the children boarded out. She also stated that Mrs Richard James, Broncastell. had resigned her position on the committee, and she asked the Board to approve of the appointment of the following new members: —Mrs Morgans, the Poplars, Penllwyn Mrs Dr Hughes, Llanilar; and Mrs Roderick, Llancvnfelin Vicarage, Taliesin. The Board unanimously adopted the names mentioned. MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIGNATION. The Clerk read a letter from Dr John E. Hughef stating that with great regret and after due con- sideration, he enclosed notice of resignation, sever- ing his connection with the Board as district medical officer and public vaccinator, which con- nection had lasted ifor 25 years. He was reluct- antly led to do this by the state of his health, which rendered him incapable of paying sufficient attention to the duties of the office, and he desired to thank them most heartily for the kindness and support he invariably received at their hands during this long period of service. He desired to conclude his services on the 26th inst. The Chairman said he was very sorry to hear of the resignation of Dr Hughes, who bad been a most efficient officer of the Board for the last 25 years. He proposed that the thanks of the Board be conveyed to him for his faithful services, and also the sympathy of the Board with him in his indisposition. The proposition was seconded simultaneously by Mr Charles Davies and Mr Daniel Morris. The latter stated it was with regret that they received the resignation, especially as it was on account of ill health. Dr Hughes had been one of the most faithful officials of the Board, and he was not going -to dwell upon his good qualities, as they were well known inside and outside the Board, and especially amongst the poor. Dr Hughes, on his retirement would be entitled to a pension, and be would sug- gest that they petition the Local Government Board to add to the number of years of his service, not for the small extra sum which would thus be secured, but as an expression of their good feeling, for the good work be had done during his connection with the Board. The Clerk said Dr Hftghes would be entitled to anperannuation, and there would be no need to apply to the Local Government Board for permission to pay it. With regard to Mr Morris' suggestion, that they should apply to have the number of years service increased, he was afraid the Local Govern- ment Board would not accede to that. i The resolution accepting the resignation was then agreed to. Mr B. E. Morgan proposed that they advertise for a successor at once. The Chairman remarked that Dr Hughes' assist- ant was practising at Llanilar, and the question was whether it would be wise to advertise, and whether the salary they would offer would induce a man to go to that neighbourhood. Mr Morris said he understood that Dr Rees had taken over Dr Hughes' practice. He gave notice that at the next meeting he would propose the appointment of Dr Rees without advertising, he being a fully qualified practitioner. Rev T. A. Penry thought if they did not advertise it might give rise to unpleasantness. Mr James Jones also pointed out that when the district was divided between Dr Hughes and Dr Morgan, the latter did not get what he ought to for the district he was working. He believed they ought to rectify that. now. and arrange a better division of the salaries. He was in favour of advertising the appointment. TheChairman considered that a committeeshould be appointed to defien the districts and salaries. During further discussion, it was stated that Dr Hughes' salary was £45 per annum, and Dr Morgan's £20. Mr Salmon said the Board had asked Dr Hughes to remit Z5 to go towards Dr Morgan's salary, but that had not been carried out. A suggestion was made that the salaries should be equally division. Mr Salmon replied that that would not be fair, as Dr Hughes' district was much larger than Dr Morgan's. He suggested an increase of £5 to Dr Morgan's salary. The Clerk said there was a great difference in the population of the two districts, Dr Hughes being paid k44 as public vaccinator, and Dr Morgan £26.. Mr J. B. Morgan said the discussion was entirely out of order, as no notice had been given that this question of salaries would be brought up that day, "The Clerk suggested that Dr Hughes be asked to continue in office until the appointment of a suc- cessor. Mr Salmon proposed that Dr Hughes be asked to remain in office for a further two months. This was seconded, and carried, and the Guard- ians of the two parishes concerned were appointed a committee to deal with the revision of salaries. STATISTICS. The amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight was as follows:—Per Mr J. J. Hughes, P,42 10s 61 to 155 paupers: per Mr T. Vaughan, e50 13s to 168 paupers and per Mr J. Morgan, £50 14s to 150 paupers. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the House the first week of the past fortnight was 50, as compared with 46 the corresponding period of last year, and the second week 53. as com- pared with 46 last year. The number of vagrants relieved the first week was 11, as compared with 11 last year, and the second week 9, as compared with 8. The master also reported that on New Year's Day his Worship the Mayor of Aberystwyth and I friends visited the house, and gave the inmates a tea party in the afternoon. Also on'he 9th inst Miss Taylor, Panteg, Llanbadarn-road. gave the inmates a knife and fork tea in the afternoon, and an entertainment in the evening. On the proposition of the Rev T. A. Penry the Clerk was directed to convey the thanks of the Board to those persons who had entertained the inmates of the House. A TRIP TO LONDON. A letter was read from the St.Pancras Union, London, asking the Board to accept the removal of a woman who had became an inmate of their Work- house, and who was chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union. The Relieving Officer stated the woman had applied for relief at Aberystwyth, but the Guardians would not give her any money and offered her the House. She then went off to London. The Board, having no option, decided to accept chargeability of the woman and to secure her removal to Aberystwyth. PLAIN SPEAKING. During the consideration cf applications for relief, the case of an old woman, who lived by her- self, and who was in receipt of 3s 6d a week, came up for discussion. Mr James Jones considered that as the old woman lived by herself she should be offered the House. Mr Salmon indignantly opposed such a course. Aged persons, he said, when brought to the House, and when having to adopt a new system of living, did not live long. Perhaps some of the members themselves would be brought into the House when' they were 80 years of age, and he could assure them that they would go out in six months in a wooden coffin. The applicant in this case bad been paying rates within the past five years, and he con- sidered it was too hard to say that if the woman did not come into the House her relief would be stopped. Mr James Jones replied that he had never said a word about stopping the relief. He did not know where Mr Salmon had got bis text from. Mr Salmon I say you offered the House to her. My text is equally as good as yours any day and I am well able to lecture on my text (laughter). Mr James Jones This old woman is living in a house by herself, and I think the best place for her would be in the Workhouse. We ought to keep our rules. The Chairman It has been proposed that the relief should be continued. Mr James Jones: But what about our rules, which say we shall not give out-relief to old people who live by themselves. The Chairman But that is a dead letter, and it is very often broken. Mr James Jones But they should be brought into operation again. Mr Salmon The rules are rotten, and want revising. -———————. The proposition to continue the relief was then carried. INFIRMARY MEETING. Mr G. F. Robert!! gave notice that at the next meeting be would move that representatives be appointed to represent the Board at the annual meeting of subscribers to the Aberystwyth Infirm- ary to be held on Feu. 2nd.
Cardiganshire Conservative Association. The annual meeting of the Conservative Associa- tion of Cardiganshire was held last Friday at the Town Hall, Lampeter. Captain Bowen, chairman of the Association, presided, and he was supported by Mr J. C. Harford, Col. Davies-Evans, lord- licaterantof the county, Colonel Fielden, Borth, Can Evans, Mr Hugh Hughes, solicitor, Aber- ystwyth, Mr George Fossett Roberts, Aberystwyth, and a large number of others from all parts of the county. Much of what took place was of a private nature. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Hugh Hughes, solicitor, Mr Waddingham of Hafod was unanimously re-elected president of the Association. Letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Captain Parry, General Sir James Hills- Johnes, V.C., Major Taunton, Mr J. Waddingham, president, Mr Hotchkiss, Councillor R. J. Jones and Colonel Hughes. The reports of the Chairman and the Conserva- tive agent were read and adopted. The Agent referred to the absence of Welsh literature at the general election, when Mr Harford said that it was as much the fault of Wales as it was of those at headquarters, and be hoped that the South Wales Union would make a fresh start and tackle this question. He had now great pleasure in proposing the re-election of Captain Bowen as chairman of the Association. Captain Bowen bad done good work for the Association, and had gone to considerable trouble in visiting the outlying districts. Mr George Fossett Roberts seconded. The proposal was agreed to amid cheers. The following were appointed vice-cliairmen:- Dr Powell, Cardigan, Mr lnglis Jones, DerryOrmond; Mr R. C. Jones, Aberayron; and Councillor R. J. Jones, Aberystwyth.-The executive committee for Aberayron were re-elected for Aberystwyth the following were elected: Capt Bray, Col. Fielden, Messrs Hugh Hughes, H. Morgan, Bronllangwrda; H. S. Davies, Glanrafon; and George Fossett Roberts; Cardigan, Messrs Thomas Jones, Troedyr- hwch; J. Jones, Trebedw; D. Davies, Penrhiwllan; J. James, Llwynygarw J. Charles, Trecefnganol; W. S. Davies, Old Castle. Lampeter, Messrs Jenkin Jones, JPantnwch; W. Jones, Ochr; E. Jonathan, Tyngwndwn; S. V. Davies, Pontfaen shop; S. D. Jones, Peterwell; R. S. Rowlands, Garth. On the motion of Col Fielden, seconded by Capt Evans, Mr Harford and Mr Charles Lloyd were appointed delegates to the National Union (S. W. Division. Colonel Davies-Evans, Lord Lieutenant, moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Harford for having fought the county in the Conservative interest at the last election. Unsatisfactory he must confess it bad been, but if anybody deserved success he was sure that lhey would agree with him that their can- didate ought at that moment to be the member for the county. The proposal was seconded by Mr Josiah Jenkins, Lampeter, and supported by Mr John Jones, Trebedw. The proposal was put to the meeting and carried. In reply, Mr Harford said that the Association had been of great good to him during the election. They had heard a lot about organization and the defects of it; he must say that he had had an ex- celleut opportunity of testing the work of the Association in two very hard fought elections. When be started, the organization was not worth twopence. The organization was himself; he had had to find everybody, and even to find the audience. But this time they had all worked well, and there was not a single part in the county which did not do a good deal in assisting them in the fight. There had been some grumbling about the absence of outside help, but'he thought that half help from inside was better than double from outside the county. He now had the pleasure of proposing a hearty vote of thanks to all Conservative workers in the county. The proposal was seconded by Mr Robert Roberts and carried amid cheers. On the motion of Mr Harford, the chairman was appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Union (South Wales division).
TGwyn and Aberdovey Urban District Council. The ordinary meeting of the above Council was held at the Council Room, Towyn, on Friday, January 11th. The following members being present, Mr W. Jones-Hughes, chairman, Messrs John Roberts, E. L. Rowlands, J. M. Howell, J. Maethlon James, J. Hughes-Jones, Henry Evans, J. G. Jones, David Edwards, and Meredith Jones, with Messrs W. R. Davies, clerk R. P. Morgan, surveyor; and Edward Williams, inspector. MR MEYRICK ROBERTS AND THE INSPECTOR. A letter was read from Mr Meyrick Roberts, in which be stated that he had given notice to the the tenants of his cottages at Rhydyronen to leave. He asked the Council's permission to make a few remarks with reference to the way in which the business connected with these cottages was carried out by the Council. He denied the statement made by:the Inspector in his report that rain and wind entered the cottages through the roof, and that the house was damp. He defied the inspector to find any trace of dampness on the roof of the houses. In regard to David Jones's cottage, the inspector had stated in his report that it was in the same condition as the next cottage, viz, that it was damp all through. He asked the Council to compare that with the report of the medical officer which stated that David Jones's cottage much better, very slight signs of dampness." According to a statement made at the Council this bore out the inspector's report. The report also stated that there were no ceilings, but there were ceilings and no dampness existed. He thought that perhaps the inspector baf9 visited some other cottages in the same district by mistake. He asked for an explan- ation of the dirty and disrespectful way in which lie had been treated by the Council. When he first challenged the inspector's report a committee was appointed to visit the cottages with the inspector and to consider any necessary repairs. Instead of keeping the appointment, like Kruger, they forgot (laughter) only the inspector and the medical officer turning up. The rental was not £2 10s ay stated by the inspector. He had been obliged to close them. In reply to the clerk, the inspector said he had nothing to say, the report which the medical officer had made answered the letter. MR SOLOMON ANDREWS AND THE COUNCIL. Mr Guthrie Jones. solicitor, Dolgelley, appeared before the Council on behalf of Mr Solomon Andrews, and asked them if they could suggest a way by which the Aberdovey Common dispute could be settled. Mr J. Maethlon James said that he would like to state his reasons for supporting this movement. He had listened to the reading of the memorial presented to the Council by the Aberdovey Common Defence Committee asking the Council to help them to protect their interest in that piece of land called Aberdovey Common. They had failed by direct communications to come to an agreement with Mr Solomon Andrews. He therefore thought that the best and first step to take if they were going to assist them at all < was to invite Mr Andrews to meet them to trv and find an easy way out of the trouble. The position the parties were in was a difficult one. Mr Andrews believedmthat he bought the J actual rights to this piece of land. The commoners on the other side firmly believed that they had common rights to this land as well, otherwise they would not have pulled down the fences, and by doing so had laid themselvos open to prosecution. Mr Sandown, the late owner of the Maengwyn estate. did not believe more than Mr Andrews did that the people had commonrigbtsthere. TbeCommoners persisted, and sueccessfully persisted on other subsequent occasions when an attempt was made to close the land. The Commoners were successful each time. When they bad objected to their friends closing the land was it likely they would allow a stranger to do so. There were many ways out of this trouble. One was for Mr Andrews to take pro- ceedings, and he (Mr James) believed that they would like it, as they said that it would only put on record their title to it. Another way would be for Mr Andrews to sell his interests to the Commoners, and better still would it be if Mr Andrews gave them to Aberdovey as a new century gift. Mr Guthrie Jones said that whatever rights the Commoners might have in the Common. Mr Andrews was the owner of the soil. He asked the Council if they would carry out any terms on behalf of the Commoners. He could assure them that if terms were agreed upon, whatever Mr Andrews would do it would be to the benefit of Aberdovey more than to his own benefit. He knew that they in Aberdovey wished to increase the town as a seaside resort, and if he would do anything it would be to the benefit of the town. He asked the Council if they had any suggestion to make to Mr Andrews. An? suggestion the Council made wnnld have fair consideration. He hoped that they would not forget that Mr Andrews had some rights what- ever they were. Mr E L. Rowlands asked the Clerk whether they would have to ask the County Council for power to act in the matter. The Clerk said that the only way to procure that power would be for this Council to make an applica- tion to the Board of Agriculture. Mr Guthrie Jones said that Mr Andrews and kimself had heard it suggested that the Commoners should meet as well as the Council. It was decided that a meeting of the Council be held, and that the Commoners be asked to hold a meeting as well, and that the Clerk receive any communication from Mr Andrews for the consider- ation of the meetings. I SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor submitted his report which was as follows:—Rural Ward The Abergynolwyn road from Bryngareglwyd to Tygwyn had in all the places it was required been covered with stone. The channels were now being cleared. No macadam had been placed on the road from Bryn- crug to Dysynny Bridge owing to the impossibility of obtaining it —He had met Mr Wynne's agent with reference to the two points of the road from Bryncrug to Gessau, which the Council had decided to improve, and Mr Wynne agreed to do his portion of the work with which he would proceed at once.-The main road at Pennal was in good condition, and stones were being laid at, places where they were necessary.—The work of laying surface water pipes near Cwrt had been completed and was a great improvement.—The highway near Crychnant, Aberdovey, was in a very bad condition, and some of the rock required cutting.—Finger-posts and milestones were greatly needed in the rural ward. The present milestones were nearly indistinguishable.— Aberdovey Ward He bad kept the men in each district near the macadam layers to give them constant attent- ion.—The portions of the road near Pennal where hard stones had been used for years would bear comparison with any other road in the county and weeded very little attention. He estimated the length already covered this year between six and seven miles.—The whole of the work at Glandovey- terrace was now completed, and the sewer was in working order. The catchbits and surface water drains were also completed and were working satis- factorily.—The road near Tyddynrhys-y-gader had gone almost impassable. He had carted some macadam there, and it was now in a fairly good condition. ABERDOVEY COMMON. A meeting of the above committee was held on December 19th, when there were present. Messrs W. L. Hughes, G. L. Rowlands, and Edw. Morgan, Machynlleth. With reference to the Corbett Arms Hotel, it was resolved that a siphon be ordered or some other arrangements be made so as to com- plete the work. At the committee held on the 9th January, present, Messrs J. Hughes Jones, and W. Jones Hughes, it was resolved that two catch bits be made at the junction between Hopeland View and the Bryndovey-road to receive the wafer and the committee were not disposed to take over its maintenance. The report was adopted.
CARDIGAN. THE WELSH GAZETTE is on sale every Thursday afternoon at Mrs D. Williams, Bookseller, High- street. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev D. Garw Jones, Hope Congregational Chapel, Cardigan, has accepted the unanimous invitation received from the Llandrindod Chapel to become its pastor. Mr Jones intends beginning his new ministry in February. OBITUARY.—The funeral of Mrs Davies, widow of the late Rev. John Davies, Blaenanerch, who died at Cardiff on Jan. 5th after a few days ill- ness, took place on Wednesday week. The cortege left the deceased's residence in Keppoch-street at 1.30 for the Great Western Railway Station. Al- though the morning was bitterly cold, there was a large attendance, chiefly members of Pembroke- terrace Chapel. Cardigan was reached by eight o'clock, and there was a large concourse of sym- pathisers awaiting the arrival of the train. A pro- cession was then formed from Cardigan to Blaen- anerch, where the remains of the deceased lady were interred by the side oft her husband. The Rev John Morgan Jones, Cardiff, who journeyed all the way with the six orphans, preached to a crowded congregation at the chapel, and was assisted by the Rev Mr Jenkins, of Aberporth, and the Rev. Mr Bassett, Penpark, while the Rev Mr Morgan, Blaenanerch, officiated at the grave. WILL OF MR W. O. BRIGSTOCKE.—Mr William Owen Brigstocke of Blaenpant, Cardigan, J.P., and D.L., and of the Inner Temple, barrister, chairman of the Carmarthenshire County Council, who died on Augustp last, aged 69 years. son:of the late Rev Augustus Brigstocke of Gellidywyll, appointed as executors of his will of October 16, 1891, Mr Frederick Grant Forsyth Grant and Mr Wm. Frederick Forsyth Grant, of Ecel esgreig, Kin c irdine, by whom the testator's estate has been valued at Z42,349 7s lid gross, including net personality £ 36,868 16s 7d. He bequeathed to his wife, Mrs Ann Gregory Brigstocke, E200 and the ue of his plate; to his son Augustus certain household effects and pictures, and to his daughter Catherine Maria E800, and he left to her the; tithe rent-charge of Cenarth, subject to a life annuity of £ 25 for his servant, Annie Browne. Mr Brigstocke left his estate at Cedar Point, Chase County, Kansas, to his son Owen Tudor Brigstocke, and one-fifth of the residuary personal estate to his son Richard Owen Brigstocke. He left other four-fifths of the residue in trust for his other children, excepting his son Augustus, and he appointed the trust funds of his first marriage settlements to the children of his first marriage, excepting his said son Augustus.
CNWCH COCH. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A successful competi- tive meeting in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel was held in the above place on New Year's Day. In the afternoon tea was provided for all those connected with the church, and to strangers from far and near. The following presided at the tables, viz:—Mrs Evans and the Misses Evans, Bristol House; Mrs Williams and Miss Williams, Cnwch; Mrs Hughes, Cnwch Mrs Hughes, Aber- ystwyth; Mrs Davies and Miss Davies, Cenant; Mrs Morgan, Cynon fach; Mrs Davies, Cnwch, and Misses Davies, assisted by others. I A large number partook of the splendid tea which "was given by the members of the church. All present seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. In the evening the chair was taken by Mr Joseph Jones, Abermagwr, the meeting was conducted by the Hev John E. Thomas, Pontrhydygroes. The adjudicators were the Rev T. M. Jones, Trisant, Mr J. Benjamin, A.C., Aberystwyth, and Mr Morgan Evans, Cnwch. The adjudicators did their work in a very able manner. The meeting was very interesting from beginning to end. The chapel was quite full, and the proceeds realized a good sum. Much of the success of the meeting was due to Mr William Evans the secretary. DEATH.- On Friday, Dec. 28th, 1900, the death took place of Mr Griffith Jones, Cwmnewidion isaf farm, in the 60th year of his age. The deceased suffered a long illness with quietness and patience, He was remarkable for his zeal as a Wesleyan, his parents were with the first to start a Wesleyan cause in this neighbourhood. To the end he was deeply interested in everything connected with his beloved church. He had a very warm place in his affections for all the ministers who have travelled this circuit. He left a widow and a large number of children to mourn their lass. The funeral took place on the Thursday following, at the house the officiating ministers were the Revs J. E. Thomas, and R. W. Jones, circuit ministers. His remains were interred at Llanafan, where the Vicar afficiated. The large funeral was a proof of the respect in which he was held by all. Lady Lisburne sent her carriage and beautiful flowers as a mark )f her respect and sympathy. Mr David Jones, Rest, was the undertaker.
LLANAFAN. CHOIR TREAT.—On Friday evening last Mr and Mrs Gardiner of Wenallt, kindly entertained the members of the Welsh and English Choirs of Llan- afan Church to tea and supper. About thirty five availed themselves of the invitation. At 5 o'clock the assembled guests sat down to a sumptuous tea. After the good things provided had been done full justice to an adjournment was made to the large laundry, which had been prettily decorated for the occasion by the Misses and Mr J. H. Gardiner, and furnished with a piano, sofas, lounges, &c., were arranged round the walls for the more sedate members of the company, while the large centre space was reserved for dancing, blind man's buff, musical chains, &c., which were indulged in by the younger and more active guests. Mr Gardiner kindly and thoughtfully placed his study at the disposal of the lovers of the fragrant weed. At 9-30 supper was announced, and a board laden with joints, game, pies, &c., followed by Christmas pudding, tarts and jellies, was soon surrounded bv guests who showed their appreciation, in no stinted manner, of Mrs Gardiner's excellent catering. After supper all returned to the laundry, where some more games were indulged in, Mr Morgan Parry's party sang some glee* in capital style, and the Vicar, Rev W. J. Williams, proposed in a short and pithy speech a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Gardiner and famify for their kindness, and wished them every prosperity and happiness in the coming year. Mr H. H. Herring seconded, and the vote was carried with acclamation. Mr Gardiner responded in one of his happy little speeches, and the company separated having thoroughly enjoyed a most happy evening.
LLANON. CONCERT COMMITTEE.— On Friday, January 11th, there was a meeting of the Concert and Entertainment Committee at the lower schoolroom, and it was decided that the annual children's concert should be held shortly. DEBATING SOCIETY.—On Thursday evening a meeting of the Debating Society was held at the lower schoolroom at 7-30 p m. The Rev D. Lewis, vioar, took the chair, and called upon Mr John Davies, Cledan Stores, to move That the pulpit is more effectual in its results on mankind than the Press." Mr Davies did so in a most eloquent and telling speech. Mr W. T. Jones, Garntach, then opposed the motion. Other speakers were :—(Pro) Messrs Stephen Davies, Bridge Street; Johnny Davies, Rose Hill J. T. Lewis, Vicarage; and Capt Richards, Panteg; (Con): Messrs J. D. Thomas, Post Office; Sinnett Davies, Rose Hill; and Capt Jones, Carlton House. When the house was divided, the result was as follows .-For the motion, 45; against, 9 majority, 36. FOOTBALL.-On Thursday, January 10th, the LlanoA Football Club sent a representative team down to Aberayron to play a friendly contest with that team. Llanon lost the toss, and Aberayron decided to play with the wind at their backs. They went off several times with a bang, only to be easily stopped by the opposing full-backs. When the whistle blew for the interval nothing had been scored, though the visiting forwards had several times severely tried the home custodian, Hughes and Lewis being prominent. In the second half Aberayron were seen to advantage, and while the visijing backs were making herculean efforts to extricate themselves from the mud, their forwards rushed the ball and scored an undeserved goal. Llanon now did the pressing work, and ultimately Johnny Davies equalised. In a few minutes Hughes sent in a stinger which beat the home custodian. Just before the whistle blew for time Charlie Paley again netted the ball, the final score being, Llanon, 3 goals, Aberayron, 1 goal. The following represented the Llanon team :—Goal, Capt. W. Jenkins, Llansantffread; full-backs, Jack Lewis, Vicarage (captain), Tommy Jones, Aeron Villa; half-backs, Tom D. Evans, Water-street, D. T. Edwards, Alltgoch, Sinnett Davies, Rosehill; forwards, Lieut. Lloyd Hughes. Alltllwyd, J. T. Lewis, Wave Villa, Johnny Davies, Rosehill, Charlie Paley, Morfa Cottage, and Reginald Jones, Cadivor Villa. This is the first time for Aberayron to be beaten on their own ground this season, and con- sequently the win reflects credit on the visitors.
Llanfihangel-Geneu'r- Glyn SCHOLASTIC.—An examination for two scholar- ships, tenable at a County School, was held at the Board School, Rhydypennau, on Saturday after- noon. Eighteen candidates (boys and girls) sat for the examination, being pupils of Borth National and Board Schools, Rhydypennau Board School, and Talybont Board School. Mr David Samuel, M.A., headmaster of Aberystwyth County School, acted as examiner. There were also present:—The Rev E. Evans, vicar; Mr R. E. James, headmaster of Borth Board School; and Mr Jones, headmaster of Talybont Board School. The candidates were examined in reading, writing, English grammar, and arithmetic. The value of the scholarships is £3 each.
Llanddewi Brefi. C'YFARPOD DAUFISOL DOSBARTH CARON.—Dydd Sul diweddaf, cynhaliwyd y cyfarfod cyntaf yn y ganrif hon yn y lie uchod. Daeth yr oil o'r cyn- rychiolwyr yngbyd yn brydlon erbyn yr amser ap- pwyntiedig. Am 10, cafwyd cyfarfod areithio o dan lywyddiaeth Mr J. W. Edwards. Areithwvd gan y brodyr canlynol:—Mr Rhys Williams, Peniel, ar Y Gair" Mr Ben Jones, Llwynpiod, ar loan Fedyddiwr a'i Weinidogaeth"; Mr David Jones, Blaencaron, ar Rhyfeddol" a Mr John Rowlauds, Tregaron, ar Y Bywyd, yn ol Efengyl loan." Caf. wyd areithiau ardderchog—y fath na chlywir yn ami mewn cyfarfod o'r fath. Yn ganlynol, darfu i'r cynrychiolwyr ac athrawon y lie gynal cyfarfod i ymwneyd & gwaith y dosbarth. Derbyniwyd y cyfrifon o'r gwahanol ysgolion, pa rai a ddangosent fod pethau yn debyg i'r hyn oeddynt yn flaenorol yn y dosbarth. Derbyniwyd tri yn aelodau o'r cy- farfod dosbarth, sef un athraw a dwy athrawes. Cafwyd cyfrif o bresenoldeb yr athrawon am y flwyddyn, pa un ar y cyfan oedd yn dangos llawer o ffyddlondeb. Arholwyr Dosbarthiadol am y flwy- ddyn hon ydynt, Mri David Davies, Dewi Brefi, a David Jones, Blaencaron. Trefnwyd yr arholiad i gymeryd He fel y canlyn:-y Sabbath cyntaf yn Mawrth, Blaencaron, am 10; Tregaron, am 2. Y trydydd Sabbath yn yr un mis, yn Lwynpiod am 10; Peniel am 2. Y pedwerydd Sabbath, Dewi Brefi am 2; Llanio am 6: Y Sabbath olaf o'r mis, Soar y Mynyddoedd, am 10. Y cynrychiolwyr am y flwyddyn hon ydynt-Mri Rhys Evans, Tregaron Evan Lewis, Llanio; Evan Evans, Llwynpiod; D. Morgan, Blaencaron; William Williams, Peniel; Morgan Jones, Soar a J. W. Edwards, Dewi Brefi. Etholwyd Mr David Evans yn ysgrifenydd am yr unfed tro ar hugain, yn unfrydol. Trefnwyd y cy- farfod nesaf i fod yn Tregaron, yr ail Sabbath yn Mawrth; Mr J. W. Edwards i arholi y plant mewn rhan o'r maes llafur am eleni, a Mr Rbys Evans i arholi yr ysgol yn y rhan gyntaf o'r drydydd benod yn Efengyl loan. Pob lie i ofalu am areithiau o eiddynt eu hunain. Am 2 o'r gloch, cafwyd pwnc gan ysgol Dewi Brefi a'r canghenau, sef y rhan gyntaf o'r chwechfed benod o Efengyl loan. Ar- holwyd gan Mr J. W. Edwards, y llywydd, a chaf- wyd cyfarfod buddiol ac adeiladol. Am 6 yn yr hwyr, pregethodd y brawd ieuainc. Mr Stephen Jones, Bwlchyllan, i gynulleidfa liosog yn rhagorol.
LLANYBYTHER. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev D. Wynne Evans, of Queen-street Congregational Church, Chester, a native of this place had the pleasure the other day of seeing a new branch church opened at Upton Village, two miles from the city. The new build- ing cost £1,600, P,1,400 of which had been sub- scribed by the opening.
LAMPETER. BOARD OF GUARDIANS—FRIDAY. This Board met on Friday last, when there were present:—Mr David Davies (chairman), presiding; Rev R. C. Jones, Lampeter; Messrs Lewis Davies, Llanycrwys; D. H. James and John Thomas, Llan- llwni; David Evans, Pencarreg; William Jones, Llangybi; B. J. Evans, Llanfairclydogau; T. II. R. Hughes, jNeuaddfawr; James Jones, Llanwenog; Thomas Evans, Llanfihangel-rhosycorn; John Davies, Llanybyther; David Price, Lampeter (rural); David Davies, Cellan; and J. G; Marsden, Silian, with Dr. Abel Evans (medical officer), Messrs David Lloyd (clerk), E. D. Rees (assistant clerk), E. Jones (master), and David Parry and David Evans, (relieving officers). STATISTICS. The amount of out-door relief administered during the past fortnight per Mr David Parry in the Lampeter district was E31 18s, and per Mr David Evans, in the Llanybyther district, £ 44 16s 6d. Number in the House, 22; corres- ponding period last year, 20. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 24. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that on New Year's Day Mr Abel Evans, the medical officer, and Mrs Evans gave the inmates a treat of tea, cake, &c.-On the 3rd inst., the children were invited by Mrs Harford to Falcondale to a Christmas party, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Clerk was directed to convey the thanks of the Board to the kind donors mentioned in the Master's report. ADMISSION OF LUNATICS. Mr B. J. Evans said, as a member of the House Committee, he wished to call the Board's attention to the undesirability of keeping lanatics among the other inmates of the House. HeVonsidered it was unfair, both for the inmates and he Master, as it necessitated a great deal more work for the latter. The Medical Officer said that at present there were no lunatics in the House, with the exception of the one brought in that day. The other paupers were considered as weak-minded, for before a per- son could be certified a lunatic he must show some indications of insanity. Mr Thomas Evans proposed, and it was agreed, that the Medical Officer report on the matter at the next meeting. NEW DIETARY TABLES. It was agreed, on the motion of the Rev R. C. Jones, seconded by Mr David Evans, to adopt the the new dietary table drawn out by the Medical Officer and the Master. In reply to the Chairman, the Master stated that the only great change in the table was an extra ounce of meat to all the inmates and the quantity would now be four ounces. It also provided cocoa and tea for breakfast. AN INMATE'S WATCH. The Master reported thut since the admission of John Davies, Esgercrwys. to the House, he had found an old watch in his possession, and he had informed one of his relatives that the usual custom with such things was to sell them in order to de- fray expenses. One person had told him that she would be glad to have the watch as a keepsake. It was agreed on the motion of Mr David Evans, that the watch be sold far one guinea. SALE. Mr David Evans, relieving officer, stated Mr Thos Evans, one of the Gaardians, had sold the goods of a deceased pauper in his parish by public auction, and the amount realised was LZ odd. Mr Evans conducted the sale without charge. JIhe Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Thomas Evans for his services, which was carried unanimously. • CORRESPONDENCE. The Chairman read a letter from the Local Government Board acknowledging the receipt of a « letter received en the 1st inst. re the conduct of the clerk. CARMARTHEN ASYLUM. On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr B. J. Evans, the appointment of Mr Thomas Evans, Llanfibangel-rhos-y-corn, and the Rev T. C. Edmunds, Trefilan, as visitors to Carmarthen Asylum was agreed to. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Assessment Committee was held at the Board Room on Friday last, Mr David Davies in the chair. The other members present were, Messrs. T. H. R. Hughes, B. J. Evans, John Davies, Dd. Evans, and D. H. James MR. HARFORD'S SPORTING RIGHTS. The Chairman read the following letter received from the Assistant Secretary of the Local Govern- ment Boar(]: I am directed by the Local Government Board to advert to your letter of the 14th November last, with reference to the surcharge of the sum of £41 Is 6d made by the District Auditor at his audit for the half-year ended at Lady Day last of the accounts of the overseers of the poor 01 trie parish of Lampeter Urban. I am directed to enquire whether the Overseer's appeal against the surcharge has now been considered by the Assessment Committee of the Lampeter Union, and if so, to request that the Board may be fur- nished with their observations thereon. Any remarks which you may have to make on the subject should be submitted in a separate com- munication." The Chairman: I don't think we have done anything. Mr B. J. Evans No. The Chairman: It's time we should. I think that the money ought to be remitted. I am strongly of that opinion. Mr Dd. Evans What are we to do ? The Chairman: The overseers acted on the I advice of the' Assessment Committee. That is right, is it not ? It is, therefore, unfair that they should pay this P-41 ls 6d for acting on our advice. I am of opinion that the money should be fre- mitted by us, as it is unfair that the Overseers should pay. Mr B. J. Evans proposed that the money be remitted. This was carried unanimously. The Chairman Have any of you any observations to make ? The Clerk said that the Overseers had appealed, and had reported on the matter. Mr B. J. Evans thought they could reply stating the reasons given by the Overseers. The Chairman I hope the reasons are good ones. We do not know the reasons they have stated. The Clerk: They have been read here. Mr B. J. Evans was of opinion that they should make no observations themselves, but simply say that the amount was to be remitted. If the Board required any further observations, they could ask for them. The matter then ended. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr James Jones presided over a meeting of this Council. CELLAN ROADS. It was agreed that Messrs James Jones, B. J. Evans, David Davies, and J. G. Marsden should visit Rhosowen and the other district roads in Cellan, with a view of having them properly repaired before taking them over as district roads. WORKMEN'S WAGES. An application was received from all the workmen in the employ of the Council for an advance in their wages. It was agreed to consider the matter at the special meeting. A DANGEROUS BRIDGE. Mr B. J. Evans again called attention to the dangerous footbridge near Llanfair. The Parish Council bad consented to repair it, and had let the work to a contractor, who had not yet commenced operations. He considered that this matter should receive immediate attention, as a little girl narrowly escaped drowning there a short time ago. It was agreed that the Clerk write to the Parish Council, urging them to proceed with the work at once. INSPECTION OF SCHOOLS. A report was presented by the Inspector as to a recent, visit he had paid to the schools in the district, all of which, he said, were in a pretty good condition. As to the water supplies, however, he must say that they were not satisfactory; Llangybi and Llanwenog schools had wells in course of construction, but Trefilan had not started, and as the spring was drawing near he wished the Council to take the matter into consideration, so that a sufficient supply could be secured before next summer.—It was agreed, on the motion of Mr B. J. Evans, that the Inspector insist on the managers of the Trefilan School, commencing with the work within a fortnight, and failing compliance with his notice that proceedings be taken against them. LLANYBYTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr D. H. James, Beilibedw, presided over a meeting of this Council held at the Board Room, Lampeter, on Friday last. OUTBREAK OF DIPHTHERIA. The Medical Officer reported three cases of diphtheria at the Railway Hotel, Llanybyther. He bad, no doubt, that the bad drainage at the back of this and the neighbouring houses accounted to a large extent, if not entirely; for its origin, and in all probability had it not been for the use of antitoxin one. if not two, of the cases would have ended fatally. This drain had repeatedly been reported to the Council, and if some action was not taken in the matter, they would have a serious epidemic, similar to what occurred at Llan- fynydd some years ago, to cope with. He would report on the matter in his next annual report. The Chairman Are the patients recovering ? The Medical Officer: Yes. Mr John Davies Is it diphtheria 1 The Medical Officer: Yes, it is. Mr John Davies: They tell me it is not diphtheria ? JLhe Medical Officer Who told you that 1 Mr John Davies: P«>ple down there. The Medical Office^ Name them ? Mr John Davies No, I won't, there are several. The Medical Officer: Don't you listen to what they tell you. Mr John Davies: I don't do so, but I must nqt listen to everything you tell me, too. The Medical Officer: I know by experience, and from what I have seen, that that is diphtheria. There is not one in Llanybyther who knows anything about diphtheria, with the exception of Dr Davies and he would, un- doubtedly, say it was diphtheria. You must not listen to what the Llanybyther people say. If you think I don't do my work right, why don't you pass a vote of censure on me, and apply for another medical officer. Mr John Davies: No, we do not want to do that. The Inspector (Mr J. Parry Thomas), also re- ported that having received instructions from the Med cal Officer, he visited and inspected the Rail- way Hotel where therejwere threecasesof diphtheria, and be also inspected the adjoining premises and found them, as usual, in a filthy condition., Next door to the Railway Hotel there was a butcher's shop with a wooden shed at the back, which was used as a slaughter house, This shed had neither drain nor a proper supply of water, and as for the open drain at the back of these houses, it was in a worse state than ever he had seen it; and the field where the fairs were held was in a very bad state. In order to do justice to sanitation at Llan- ybyther, four or five things wanted doing, viz., a proper water supply, proper drains made, another field to hold the fairs in, and a slaughter house. There were three butchers in the village killing animals in places not suitable for such purpose. The Inspector also said he had no doubt that the stagnant water from these places must be polluting the water supply, and although the pipes were now new, there might be a breakage some day. He saw a pool of blood, and other matters within two yards of the door of the house. and when he asked one of the butchers what he was doing with the blood, he replied that he covered it up with dung. He considered it a serious case. In reply to a question the Inspector said the tairs were held in this field. The Chairman Have we any power to stop the fairs being held in this field ? The Clerk: Oh, yes, we have plenty of power as a sanitary authority. It was agreed, on the motion of Mr David Davies, seconded by Mr Thomas Evans, that the Clerk write to the Board of Agriculture, informing them of the state of affairs. THE WATER SUPPLY. A circular letter was read from the Local Government Board with regard to the district water supply of Llanybyther, Pencarreg, and Tre- herbert, and stating that they had not received a reply as to how the work was being proceeded with. The Inspector stated that at present the work was being proceeded with. The hard weather had prevented them from doing the work at Treherbert, and at Llanybyther they only needed a reservoir. It was agreed that the Clerk write to the Local Government Board stating that the matter was being proceeded with.
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