IMIa\fI _1R6I[ CARDIGAN DISTRICT LETTER THE TOWN CLERK'S PRESENTATIONS. The proceedings at the public function in connection with the presentation of the wedding gifts to Mr. D. Morgan Jones, town clerk of Cardigan, held at the Guildhall on Monday evening, were most enthusiastic. The platform was fully occupied by men of light and leading, reprtsenting not only the Z5 y municipal, but the social and religious life Cardigan, and the Hall was filled with the x. bridegroom's admirers, of both sexes. The presentations were made respectively by the Mayor and Mayoress, and of necessity the speeches, of which there were many, em- bodied most gracious tributes to the ability and character of Mr. Morgan Jones. While (J.IO must have been painfully self-conscious during the ordeal, he must have felt proud of his record as so generously recognised by JIis fellow townsmen. The occasion was one which should give purpose to the lives of other young men, for it was evidence of tha reul success which constant and well-dirécted Effort merits. Mr. Jones enters upon his married career with the unanimous God- speed of the town. RECRUITS WAKTKD. The appeal of the War Office for more recruits for the South African graveyard is --not likely to meet with further response in Cardigan. The local company of Volunteers was summoned last week, but only 25 paraded, and there was no response to thea call." It is not yet known whether any ofH the four local men of the Waiting ICO. will re-eulist for a fresh term of twelve months. There is no doubt that the experiences of a Cardigan boy returned from the war, as well -as the ghastly exposures in the Press, account for this want of military ardour. The War Office also wants horses—and Cardigan men are good at a bargain 9 0 CARDIGAN CYCLING CLUB. B This Club holds a splendid record o uniform success, from a business stind-poitit. The annual meeting was held on Friday evening at the Black Lion Hotel, when therejH was a good muster of members. The Hon.ffi Sec. submitted the audited accounts of the Club for the past year, which shewed a credit balance of over X97.. This money is placed. on deposit, as a reserve guaranteeing future ventures, and it is hoped that the time will come when the reserve will be sufficient to justify laying out a sports' ground, with cycling track. Mr Thomas Lewis (to whom the Club is greatly indebted) was re-appointed Hon. Sec. and the Officers elected for the year were President, Augustus Brigstocke, Esq. Vice-Presidents, The Mayor, Mr D. Ivor Evans, Mr C. Morgan-Richardson, Mr G. B. Bowen, Mr J. V. Colby, Mr W. F. Koch, and Capt. R. W. Picton Evans (the last named being on actice service); Capttin, t Mr T. M. Daniel, St Mary-street; Sub- captains, Mr J. J. Jones, Argyle House, arid Mr D. J. Thomas. 1 CARDIGAN LITERARY SOCIETY. ( The Literary Society has thus far had a most satisfactory session, and the strikingffiL 0 features of the Syllabus are yet to come. Mr [Augustus Brigstocke very kindly gave the Society a most instructive evening 01. "The uses and abuses of reading," and he announced his willingness to give.E5 for the Iff best Essay dealing with an historical subject, the selection of which he left to the Com- mittee. Further, provided the Society can arrange for afternoon sittings, Mr BrigstockeHi is prepared to deliver a course of Historical lectures, as he especially desires to encourage the reading and study of history. The Executive Committee met on Friday evening, and arranged that the President (the Re I George Hughes), Mr R. E. Jones (N. P. ¡ Bank), and Mr J. Lawley Stokes, should meet Mr Brigstocke, by appointment to dis cuss arrangemen ts. TELEPATH. V
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. i THE FAIR FIELD.—The Urban District Council at its last meeting decided to instruct their surveyor, Mr T. Thomas, to prepare plans of the proposed alterations to the fair field in order to conform with the order of the Board of Agriculture. The I field has been surveyed, and the plans are being prepared, so that we can look forward to an early solution of this important question. HOCKEY.—The local club journeyed to Carmar- then on Saturday last to play the team of that I town. The weather was very unfavourable, though lain held off during the game, but the ground was ( in parts under water, and frequently the ball lost to sight. With a weakened team, had no chance against the heavier eleven, and came off losers to the tune of four goalsHj to love. Mr N. L. Hughes had the misfortune to have one of the bones of his fingers fractured, an had to leave the field. PBNNY READINGS.—The first of a series of Penny Headings was held at the National School- room on Friday evening, the Rev. W. Powell in the|H •chair. A very good programme had been arrangedjffli by Mr W. D. Mathias, and the room was crowded.9. It was a pity, however, that fairplay was not givenM to the artistes by the unruly portion of the audience Who occupied the back portion of the room, and Who continually interrupted the prec-eediligs. From a pecuniary standpoint we understand that the meeting was a success. z,
LLANDYSSUL. I POULTRY SHOW. I The fonrth annual show in connection with the Ijlandyssul Dog and Poultry Society was held at the forth Hotel Assembly Rooms on Wednesday in last Week. The day was most unfavourable for such an event, and consequently the show throughout was very poorly patronised. The number of entries in all sections showed a slight increase on the whole and the quality of the stock exhibited was good a number of poultry which had secured first prizes in other local shows only obtained a third prize. The following constituted the committee: President, Mrs Reddie, Waunifor Vice-President, Mrs Steward, Alltyrodyn Mrs Lloyd (late Waun- ifor) Mrs Lloyd, Gilfachwen; Mrs Newland, Dolhaidd Mrs Hughes, Neuaddfawr; Mrs Bowen Mackwith Castle; Mrs Daniels, Plasgeler; Mrs Smith, Porth Hotel; Mrs Evans, Glanteifi; Miss Nesta, Lloyd, Bronwydd; Miss Jones, Richmond Villa; Miss Thomas, Green Park. Chairman of Committee, Mr Griffith Davies; Vice-Chairman, Mr R. M. Davies; Committee, Messrs Daniel Evans T. Davies, A. E. Smith, J. A. Evans, D. A. Jones John Davies, W. C. Bowen, John Evans, B. M. Jones, J. R. Titus; Treasurer, Mr J. R. Harris, Metropolitan Bank; Hon. Vet. Surgeon, Mr J. A Bvans, M.R.c.V.S.; Auctioneer, Mr Daniel Evans. -Che duties of secretary were, as usual, carried out admirable manner by Mr James Jones, who ]f *°.b? congratulated on the success of the show, rn»i 1 ^hom the holding of the show this year is maInly due. The following is a list of the awards: POULTRY. ■ Win hTk °r Cochin cock—1 Wm. Morris, Bridge* £ M!blSnvt2 Thomas Isaac, Killay, R.SO.; 3 DB Gnfhths, Robinson-Street, Llanelly r. W. Morgan* i uron v.h.c. G. M. Hodding, Llandyssul; h.c. T. j. Mathias, Ty'rdref, Emlyn. J ■ Brahma or Cochin hen—1 W Morgan, LlysiforB Hebron; 2 lhomas Isaac, Killay R.S.O.; 3 E JH Williams, Salamanca-road, Llanelly • r. T J Mathias,9 Ty'rdref, Newcastle Emlyn; vhc Thomas Isaac,9 Killay, R.S.O.; he G M Hodding, Wstrws, Llan- dyssil. | Dorking cock—1 Harry James, Bunch of grapes. Carmarthen; 20 n Jones, Middle prospect place,1 Pembroke Dock; 3 Rees Evans,^ Cross hands, Llanfi-1 hangel-ar-arth r W Jones. Wern newydd, Llanfi- nangel-ar-artk vfac Ethelstone Peel, Ellesmere,! Salop. 8 Dorking hen—1 Rees Evans, Cross hands, Llan- fikangel-ar-arth; 3 Thomas Hay, Pembroke: r G W. Jones, Middle prospect place, Pembroke Dock ;| vhc Rees Evans-, Cross hands, Llanfihangebar-arth ;| he W C Bowen, Mackwith castle, Llanfihangel-ar-1 arth; D. Jones, Cross hill, Llanfihangel-ar-arth J Harry James. Bunch of grapes, Carmarthen. I Langshan or Orpington cock—1 Thomas Barretii Cross vale, Llanpumpsaint: 2 Samuel Jones, Dre- fach, Henllan; 3 G L Lewis, Tip Row, Hafodj I Swansea; r Samuel Jones, Drefach, Kenllan; vhci fciWr.aMrffffffrr-m «r-i ■«■■■' t. IÆ Tucker, Upland lodge, near Carmarthen; be G JH lodding, Wstrws, Llandyssul; c D R Hughes, tign cottage, Llandyssul. Langshan or Orpington hen—1, and 2 T. Barrett, Jross rale, Llanpumpsaint; 3 Thos Jones, Parks- wadog, Llangeler; r Wm Griffiths, Sunny bank, Llanfibangel-ar-arth; vhc Mrs Reddie, Waunifor Cross Tale, Llanpumpsaint j 3 Thos Jones, Parks- Dd Jones, Maesyffynon, Llangeler he B J Thomas led Cow, Carmarthen. Plymouth Rock or Wyandette cock —1 Harries rothers, White mill, Abergwili; 2 & 3 W C Bowen, Mackwith castle, Llanfihangel-ar-arth; r J K Thomas, Llanfihangel-ar-arth; vhc D Jones, Cross ill, Llanfihangel ar-arth James Jones, r fynon- udor, Velindre; J D Bosbury, Port Talbot; he Messrs Davies, Myrddin yards, Abergwili; c G M odding, Wstrws, Llandyssul. ■ Plymouth rock or Wyandotte hen—1 J E HughesB je Vicarage, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth 2 and 3 DdB ines, Cilgraig, Velindre he D Jones, Cross^ Hill,B anfihangel-ar-Arth and W C Bowen, Mackwitb astle, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth be J D Bosbury, Port Talbot; r James Jones, Ffynondudur, Velin- drGame, any variety, cock—1 Miss Peveral Lloyd Bronwyd 2 John Johns, Rough Cast House, Killay. John Rees, Penybank, Llandilo; vhc Henry Thomas, Killay r Dd Powell, Emma-street, Llan- elly, Game, any variety, hen—1 D Jones, Cross Hill, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth 2 Rees Evans, Cross Hands, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth; 3 Miss Peveral Lloy Bronwydd. Minorca or Andalusian cock—1 Dd Walters, Parkyberllan, Llanpumpsaint; 2 D Davies, Mill Farm, Narberth 3 E D Davies, Ystrad, Talsarn, R.S.O r Dd Davies, Davies-street, Pencader vhc I R Thomas, Pontgarreg Llanfihangel-ar-Arth; he Thomas Tucker, Upland Lodge, near Carmarthen, John Jonas, Waunlwyd, Llangeler. Minorca or Andalusian hen—1 Robert fCole, Pantybarcud, Penboyr 2 William Jones, Rbydy- felen, Pencader; 3 D Lloyd, Maesgoleu, Llanwenog; vhc Rees Erans, Cross Hands, Llanfihangel; D Davies, Mill Farm, Narberth; and D Griffiths, 43, Robinson-street, Llanelly. )t Leghorn or Hamburg cock—1 D Morgan, Cemetery Lodge, Llanelly; 2 Thomas Davies,B Medical Hall, Llandyssul 3 Ethelston Peel, Ellea-H mere, Salop vhc Thomas Evans, Rose Villi, Aber-H wili T G Jones, The Green, Pembroke; MissH Anne Lewis, Lone, Maesllyn. g Leghorn and Hamburgh hen—1 D Cemetery Lodge, Llanelly; 2 E Rees, Newcastle Emlyn 3 W C Bowen, Mackwith Castle r Ethelston Peel, Ellesmere, Salop vhc D Jones, Cross Hill, Llanfihangel J E Hughes, The Vicar-H age, Llanfihangel and T J Jones, The Green, Pem-H broke; he ThomastEsau, Llwynfedw, Llanfihangel ;H D Morris, Tycannol, Llangeler; Miss Anne Lone, Maesllyn; and Evan Davies, Aberythan [Llandyssul. n Any variety, not mentioned, cock or lien-- Thomas Tucker, Upland Lodge, near Carmarthen; 2 Miss Annie Evans. Lodge, Llanfair, Llandyssul; 3 and c Mrs Reddie, Waujifor r David Isaac, Bankyfelin, Velindre. SB Bantam, any variety, cock-l John Hay, Victoria House, Pembroke; 2 Thomas Jones, l'arkswadog, Llangeler. 11 Bantam, any variety, hen—1 John Hay, VictoriafH House, Pembroke 2 Messrs Davies, Myrddin YardsM Abergwili; 3 J E Hughes, The Vicarage, Llanfi-JH| mangel r W. Jones, Ogof, Velindre; c W Lewis,9,18 L'pper Park-street, Llanelly. @ Any variety, drake or duck—I D Jones, Cross jl Hill, Llanfihangel 2 Mrs Harris, White Mill, Aber-ffl, wili 3 W C Bowen, Mackwith Castle r J E Hughes, The Vicarage, Llanfihangel he Mr Xiddie, Waunifor; J E Hughes, The Vicarage, llanfihangel; Mrs Reddie, Waunifor W Jones, iVern Newydd, Llanfihangel. 88 Selling class, any variety, cock—1 Ernest Griffith tough Cast House, Killay 2 Samuel Jones, Dre- ach, Henllan; 3 John Hay, Victoria House, Pem-H. )roke r Austin Davies, New-road, Llandilo be iV Jones, Ogof, Velindre W C Bowen, Mackwith |f Castle Daniel Rees, College House, Pencader Hi rohn Jones, Wannlwyd, Llangeler; Henry Thomas iillay; W H Cheverton, Lax Lodge, Llanybyther: Sthelston Peel, Ellesmere, Salop; Rees Evans, ,i-,)ss Hands, and D Jones, Cross Hill, Llanfihangel- ir-Arth. B Selling class, any variety, hen—1 D Jones, CrossHu Jill, and 2 W C Bowen, Mackwith Castle, Llan-S# ihangel-ar-Arth 3 Ethelston Peel, Ellesmere,Eg Salop r John Hay, Victoria House, Pembroke ic David Jones, Cilgraig, Velindre John rVaunlwyd, Llangeler Thos Tucker, Upland Lodge lear Carmarthen. J9< DOGS. Hi Pointer, dog or bitch—1 Lloyd, Castle hotel, Cardigan: 2 G M Hodding, Wstrws. Llandyssul; J Miss E J Thomas, New shop, Llandyssul; 4 WHj lampton, Harrow kennels, High Wycombe; c Tonifflf Svans, Glanteifi, Llandyssul. Wj Setter, dog or bitch—1 J Lewis Thomas, Castle jreen, Abergwili; 2 B J Thomas, Red cow, Carmar- hen 3 Thos Davies, Medical ball Llandyssul; 4 ] )r Hy Davies, Llanybyther; sp S. Davies-Jones, 3eterWell, Lampeter; vhc Joha Lewis, Cross lianftis jlanelly. Spaniel, dog or bitch-A H Thomas, Haverford- vest; 2 Messrs Matthews & Evans, Norton, Tenby; i John Evans, Penlonwen, Llandyssul. 1 Terrier, any variety, dog or bitch—1 Lewis Pugh, Gloster terrace, Haverfordwest; 2 Mrs T J Evans. Lstroni, Llandyssul; 3 and r W C Bowen, MackwithHr :astle. Bn Collie, rough or smooth, dog or bitch—1 Captain rhomas Biohedyn, Newcastle Emlyn 2 Inspector ioger, Newcastle Emlyn; 3 J. E. Hughes, The Vicarage, Llanfibangel-av- Arth; r John Davies, Jantgwyn Llandyssul; vhc E. Rees,-Pengelly, New-W :astle Emlyn h Rees Evans, Cross hands, Llanfi-|i )angel-ar-Arth. u A.O.V.,unmentioned,dog or bitch—1 W Hampton, rlarrovv kennels,HighWycombe 2andr J A Evan,. H.R.C.V.S., Llandyssul: 3 Messrs Hampton and Sibbs, Harrow kennels, High Wycombe; 4 H 3 Morris, Metropolitan bank, Newcastle Emlyn ;jn •he Master Dick Davies, Llandyssul; he R M Javies, Post office, Llandyssul. ffi Sporting puppy, dog or bitch—1 Lewis Pugh,Sff jloster terrace, Haverfordwest; 2 S. W illiams,|HB Jysderry, Velindre; W C Bowen. Mackwith castle; die R M Davies, Post office,'Llandyssul. K CATS, Eg Best cat in show—1 and 2 J H Spurry, Siiiger's,, Cardigan; 3 Tom Evans, Glanteifi; he John Evans, jS Penlonwen. Ng CAGE BIRDS. FI Best canary in show—1.David Lewis, Brownslade, Pembroke; 2 David J Williams, Eben's lane, Cardi- tn 3 J E James, Gwalia, Newcastle Emlyn r Miss E J Thomas, New shop, Llandyssul. SB Best British song bird—1 and c David Evans, Hafodneddyn, Pencader 2 Miss G M Davies, Postffij office, Llandyssul; 3 Ebenezer Jones, Glynteg, Velindre. H RABBITS. « Best rabbit in show—1 G Millodding, Wstrws; 2 H C M Williams, Terra cotta buildings, New castle Emlyn; 6 Master Dick Evans, Brynawel, Llandyssul; r Evan Thomas, Penpwll, Llangeler; vhc Master Edward Evans, Brynawel, Llandyssul; he Jonathan Davies, Mary street, Neath. SB SPECIAL PRIZES. N Best bird in the show-Miss. Pereval Lloyd, Bronwydd. B Best dog in the show—1 Lewis Pughe, Harerford-H west r J Lewis Thomas, Abergwili. m For the best Langshan or Orpington cock—S Thomas Barrett, Llanpumpsaint. B For the best Minorca or Andalusian hen :-Robert Cole, Penboyr. B For the best bantam, any variety, cock-John Hay, Pembroke. H For the best Minorca or Andalusian cock-David Walters. Llanpumpsaint. B For the best dog or bitch, A.O.V. unmei tioned a W Hampton, High Wycombe, (Setter). Mt; For the best Leghorn or Hamburg hen—Dr«r, Morgan, Llanelly. T For the best Setter, dog or bitch— Lewisgjo Thomas, Abergwili. ian For the best Collie rough or smooth—Captainiffl, Thomas, Bronedyn, Newcastle Emlyn.. H.' For the best sporting puppy, dog or bitch— Lewis|g Pughe, Haverfordwest. Mt IA silver medal was given by the Hon hoc. to thelgL tixhibitor*who paid the most money in IvaTrancu^ Fees, and was awarded to Mr W. C» Bowe- with Castle, Llanfihangel-ar-arth.
I LLANYBYTHER S TEA PARTY AND ea party in connection with the Church ■^unday^g Ichool was held at the Town Hall on Wehi.-s<lay» Iternoon last. In spite of the unfavourableW veather which had been experienced tlirougiu.utfflf he earlier part of the day, there was. a good ,i,tteit- lance of members. The event had been luvkcugH forward by the yonngters for some length of ti me. is this is the most important held in Ci>nneotionB| ivith the Sunday Sc'iool. The Hall had been 'nostS :astefully decorated for the occasion by the ladyffl members. The tables were presided hy Morris and Miss Brown, The Vicaragf. •. M "s D |S Thomas, Pantllyn; Miss Edwards, BiacK l.K.uffl Hotel; Miss Evans, Windsor Cottage; Mis-. Saral'.gj Felix, Jane Jones, and Miss Davies, ja |An excellent spread of tea, cake, bvuis, laid on the tables and all seemed to have enjoy<d| themselves thoroughly. The tables having been| cleared, oranges, beans, &c., wer>> .i^'Ti4,uUo| among the children by Mrs Jiorns. uu.or art tln| evening an 'entertainment was he,! ruvler i-!(| presidency of Mr V.r. man Davies S.1X 1 n«J Hall was crowded with people to Us utmost, anda considering the long and witty programme, tn | •audience was a most orderly one, Dnrtra/ tiieB first part or the entertainment Miss ( '(;" Hands, presented to each of h« r M iniis in herSunday school class a bijle. \-v*t f I ■ the programme was as follows :-Pianoforte solo, Miss Williams, Dolgader House; dialogue by a party of six girls attired in old Welsh costume; recitation, Master Joe Pearson song, Miss Gertie Davies, Pharmaceutical Hall. The second part of the programme, though it only contained a few items by the "Village Minstrels," was the most interesting; it kept the audience in a merry mood to the end. The minstrel song programme was as follows: The vacant chair," Mr W. J. Williams; "Killalloo" and "Whistling Jim," Mr B. Williams; Serving them all alike," Mr D. M. Williams My coster baby boy," Mr J. Jones; Tennessee," Mr E. Evans; U.P.D. Mr J. Dunn "Massa's in de cold ground," Mr J. Hughes; "111 be your sweetheart," Rev D. Thomas. Several lays were also rendered by the troupe, and their long programme was gone through in an admirable manner. The singing of the National Anthem terminated a very pleasant and emjoyable evening.
PONTERWYD. I ■ NEW CASTELL MiNE.-Cafodd Capt John Owei y pleser o roddi lunch rhagorol i'w holl weithwyi p dydd Sadwrn diweddaf. Mae'n wir i rai o'r dynior orfod myned adref cyn cyfranogi o'r danteithion o acbos y gwlaw mawr trwy y boreu, er hyn) eisteddodd wrth y bwrdd oddeutu haner cant Hawdd gweled fod pawb wedi mwynhau eu hunair yn gainpus, ond neb yn fwy na'r Capt. a'i briod hawddgar. Cynorthwyid Mrs Owen wrth y byrddau gan Miss Claridge, Mrs Rees, Fagwr, Miss Williams, Cwmbrwyno a Mrs Rees, Glanyrafon. Siaradwyd ar yr achlysur gan Mr Edward Jones, Ponterwyd, a Capt Owen, a rhoddwyd anerchiad bardd- nol gan Mr Thomas J. Morgan, Parkgwyn. BLlongyfarchwyd y Capt ar ei lwyddiant yn J lynyddoedd a basiodd i roi gwaith i gynifer:o bob], a dwyn cymaint o arian i'r ardaloedd ar gyfrif y teimladau da sydd yn ffynu rhyngddo: a'r gweithwyr, ac am y gair da a roddir iddo gan, lawero^dd. Ystyrid y wledd y diwrnod hwnw ynj brawf ycbwanegol o'r parch a fodolai yn mynwes y meistr tuag at y gweithiwr, a'r gweithiwr tuag at y meistr. Galwyd sylw at y pwysigrwydd i'r naill a'r Hall gofio bob amser am y perchenogion, y dir- ectors,' ac yindrechu ynghyd i wneyd ir gwaith alu ar ei ol i'r bobl dda hyn. Sylwodd y Captain ei fod wedi gwneyd ymdrech mawr dros waith y New Castell. Dywedodd iddo gostio llawer o ym- drech iddo ar y cychwyn cyntaf, ond llawer mwy yn ddiweddar, pan oedd ar drengu, ond fod yn bleser mawr ganddo fod y rbagolygon ar hyn o ryd yn well nag y gwelodd hwy erioed, a gobeith- iai fod dyfodol llwyddianus o'u blaen. Diolchai i'r gweithwyr am eu ffyddlondeb, a gobeithiai am bob help eto nes gwneyd i hen waith y Cripiau dalu yn dda i'r cyfarwyddwyr. Pasiwyd pleidlais o ddioch- garweh i'r Cwmni gyda banllef o gymeradwyaeth, 'r un modd i Capt. a Mrs Owen. Cyfranodd yr laf oranges i bawb ar eu hymadawiad.
LLANON. How WE LIVE.—It has been said that, leaving aside the three greatest families, there are two kinds of people at Llanon-the "big" folk wh( live on potatoes and herrings, and the little folk who are well-to-do FORTHCOMING CONCERT.—-The village has been divided into two districts in view of the children's concert. The dividirg line is Water-street and Commercial-road. The young ladies of both dis- tricts are straining every nerve to make the concert a success. B MEWN LLAFUR MAE ELW.—Those members of the Llansantffread Sunday School who have, during the past church year, committed to memory the whole of the New Testament, or parts of it ex- needing a specified number, were rewarded last Sunday with handsome volumes, being the works )f Dean Stanley, Farrar, Macleod, and others. B DEBATING SOCIETY.—A meeting of the Welsh Debating Society was held on Thursday evening in ;he lower schoolroom with the Rev D. Lewis, vicar, in the chair. The minutes of the last meet- ing having been read and confirmed, Mr Alban Jones opened a discussion upon the subject that happiness can be attained with greater ease in the country than in town." He said that health svas requisite before a man could be happy, andBj ihat every mortal must have peace. To prove thisH he said that our members of Parliament at once made for the country after their session was over ffi He cited the poet's dictum, that God made theg country, man made the town." Mr Evan DaviesH ivas then called upon to open in support of the -,own, He said that man's life was a pursuit after bappiness, that it was music that made the jreatest impression on man, and that no music :was heard in the country. Captain ftichards, Panteg, speaking on behalf ofjB country life alluded to the dirty stuffy, filthy, andH 'oul air so prevalent in the towns. Mr D. RichardsH igain advocating country life said that man los lis individuality in a town and held up before the iudience a shepherd as a true type of happiness. He was monarch of all be surveyed and beheld the .vonders of nature. A set and prepared speech likeH Vtr Richards' would contribute a great deal to the success of the debating society in Llanon.—MrH Daniel Evans next spoke. He said that country- people had their fingers always in another's broth; .-heir lot was too circumscribed.—Mr David Davies, J speaking on behalf of town life, said that country people had no privileges but when their work was lone they had nothing to c19 but kill time by be- :hinking themselves of bed.—Mr Johnny Davies spoke for country life and Mr Stephen Davies, speaking against, alluded to a city not made b lands, viz., the heavenly Jerusalem.—Mr J. D.H 1'homas was in favour of country life and said that* ownspeople did not as a rule frequent places of tvorship, and that the Bible was kept on week lays with all due reverence in a drawer.—MrH Tames Jones also supported Mr Alban Jones, saying that Llanon was enough of a town for him, and that lie was always thankful after a visit to Llanon that he was living in an out-of-the-way place.—Mr Alban Jones and Mr Evan Davies were called upon to reply to the various questions at issue, which they did with great tact and skill. After a pleasant and spirited debate the house was divided, the | result being: for the country, 42; for the town,31; j majority. 11. There was a large attendance, but J many abstained from voting. J
ABERAYRON. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Saturday night of Sarah, the three-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Daniel Williams, Regent-street. j INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—The number of pupil continue about the same. A number of booksj have been presented to the school library, including! Chambers' Encyclopedia in fifteen volumes, from Mr Munro Hughes. | LIBRARY.—At a meeting of the Library Com- mittee held Friday evening, the Rev J. Thickens formally handed over volumes to the value of Z5; being the proceeds of the Tabernacle Band of Hope Concert. I THE QUEEN.—Touching references to the Queen's illness were made from every pulpit on Sunday evening, and special prayers were offered. And news of Her death on Tuesday evening was received with profound regret-the passing away of Her Majesty was the one absoring subject whereve people met. ACCIDENT.—When the s.s. "Telephone" was eaving the harbour for Liverpool, the tide being very low she lost one of the blades of her propeller. FOOTBALL.—At a meeting of the Football Clu held on Monday evening, it was reported that the inancial) conditionj was better than had been expected. All bills presented for payment were ischarged to the delight and relief of the officials. DEBATING SOCIETY.—At a meeting of the liteiary and debating society on Friday evening, Mr C. Denham Evans presiding, Captain Daniel Jones, North-road, read an interesting and enter- taining paper on A oea voyage, in wnion n related his experiences when traversing the vasty deep, and gave an insight into the many mysteries of the art of navigation. At the close of the meeting the Captain was accorded a hearty vote of thanks," the Rev J. M. Griffiths proposing, and Alderman J. M. Howell seconding. TEMPERANCE.—This society met on Wednesday. t he at Peniel vestry. The Rev J, Th) kens, in the unavoidable absence of the Presi- took the chair. There was a crowded atten- ijAlU:e, consisting almost entirely of young [people. After a hymn had been sung, the pro- „ranime was proceeded with as follows :—Reading, John Daniel Lewis; song, Miss Annie Ellen Davies; address, Rev Ll. A. Jones; song, Miss Wetton; address, Mr James Harries; song, Hen Ffon fy Nain," Miss Edith Thomas song, Have courage, my boy, to say No,' Miss Mary Jones,. Abrarth address, the Chairman; part song, Misses Jame Iaiid Davies, and Messrs Davies and D.James. TheB various items were well rendered and muchB at>nreciat«;d, as was evidenced by the enthusiasm] n'hic-h greeted each, two of the singers responding] to encores. At the close of the meeting a largel number signed the pledge and became members of it.be society. Regret was expressed at the absence |of prominent townspeople, especially deacons, iirom these meetings. number signed the pledge and became members of tbe society. Regret was expressed at the absence of prominent townspeople, especially deacons, iirom these meetings.
j TREGARON. i ii'i ii!( ARY AND DEBATING SOCIFTY.-Oll Wed- jjlnesday .• veiling last a meeting of the above Society place at the Town Hall, under the presidency (Hoi' V. NY. J Waterhouse, M.A. The subject of the; [Btfvoniidebate was Town versus country life. §l>ir M.'K. Morgan took the side of the country, and] |lLv:iss K. Alma Evans that of the town, and amongst) l,1,(, no took part in the discussion that followed jffivvei Messrs D. Caron Rees, H. R. Roberts, Thomas lifcia! and T. Jones, Post-office, On a division, r. voted for'the town, and eight for the country. 0' ICouNTT SCHOOL.—The County School opened on Monday with an increasing number of pupils.j The are already eighty-five pupils in attendance. CHURCH COUNCIL.—The second monthly meet- ng was held last Monday at 8 p.m., in the vestry if St. Caron's Church. Present: The Vicar (in tha hair), Messrs John Jones, Berwyn Villa, and John CHURCH OOUNCLL.-The second monthly meet ng was held last Monday at 8 p.m., in the vestry if St. Caron's Church. Present: The Vicar (in the hair), Messrs John Jones, Berwyn Villa, and John ones, Brenig Villa, churchwardens; Messrs C. Le. Brun Powell; Philip W. Rees, Henry R. Roberta, nd W, J. Waterhouse, sidesmen and Messiu John Jones (Crown), and Evan J. Evans. The minutes Jones (Crown), and Evan J. Erans. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Hon Sec reported that he had forwarded the Council's resolution of thanks to the Misses Jones and had received a courteous reply. It was pro- posed by Mr Jones, Crown, and seconded by Mr P, W, Rees that a sum of not less than £ 100 be asked for towards thoroughly repairing the tower. Afte iscussion this was unanimously agreed to. The members of the Council then present .tarted the fund by subesribing over £ 20 in the room. Mr Waterhouse moved,! Mr Powell seconded, and Mr Rees supported, that the name of Mr Jones, Crown, be added to the rHtower committee; carriod nem. con. Mr Evans jHproposed, and Mr Jones, Crown, seconded, that the ommittee meeting be held on Monday, Jan. 28. at 7 p.m., in the vestry carried unanimously. Mr Powell proposed, and Mr Rees seconded, that the Vicar and Mr Waterhouse draw the draft appeal for the consideration of the committee at the above meetings; carried unanimously. The Hon Sec reported the correspondence of the committee on he or
I LLANDDEW1-BREFI. I GOLEUNI.—Un o brifanghenion y pentref uchod n bresenol ydyw cael goleuni ar hyd y prif ffyrdd BY He yn ystod nosweithiau tywyll, yn en- edig ar nos Sabbothaulgan fod rhanau o'r ddwy ydulleidfa sydd yn y Ile yn dyfod i gyfarfod a'u ilydd yn ami, a rhai o honynt yn dyfod i wrtb- arawiad a'u gilydd a rhai hogiau mor ben-feddal t. meddwl mai wrth gwympo hen wragedd meth- dig y maent yn cyflawni gwrhydri fel y darfu ddynt wneud yn ddiweddar. Pwy a gyfyd at y orchwyl gwir angenrheidiol hwn ? Wele gyf- eustra braf i rywun neu rywrai i wneuthur daioni. S ETHOLIAD T BWRDD YSGOL.—Yr hyn eydd yn reu llawer o fywyd yny lie y dyddiau byn ydyw y etholiad uchod, yr hwn sydd i gymeryd lie yr ythnos ganlynol. Gwelir fod cynifer a 19 wedi aleael eu henwi am bump sedd, sef Mri D. J. WWilliains, Abercoed; D. Davies, Werndriw; Mr hys Morgan Mri Thomas Francis, Peter Davies, ohn Jones, Mill; Thomas Jones, Cwmdu J. W. MEdwards, Sam Davies, Brynglas; John Morris, Froedyt hiw Parch T. Rogers Davies, Mri R. S. owlands, Joseph, Morgan a David Jones, Prysg. Deallwn fod cyfaarfod cyhoeddus o'r trethdalwyr vecli cael ei alw er mwyn ceisio osgoi et holiad. jHGobeithio y bydd y rhai sydd wedi cael eu benwi n ddigon ystwyth i roddi i fewn i farn y cyf-H rfod. Heb hyny y mae yn anmhosibl osgoijB Betholiad. Gobeithiwn y goreu y waith hon. 0 B H MARWOLAETH.—Boreu Sul diweddaf, darfu i'r entref a'r gymydogaeth hongael ei tharo a syndodB Kan y newydd fod y llanc ieuanc cryf, bywiog, a Rffraeth, Charles Jenkins, mab Mr a Mrs Jenkins. gRhysgog, wedi huno yn yr Iesu. Y dydd MerclierHj Sblaenorol yr oedd yn yr ysgol ddyddiol, fel arfer ;B Bond wrth fyned adref achwynai fod ei esgid yn gwasgu ar ei droed. Eto, ni feddyliodd neb ar y pryd fod dim allan o le, ac y deuai yntau yn wellH yn fuan ond yn lie gwella gwaethygu a wnaeth,H el y barnodd ei rhieni fod yn well cael barnB meddyg ar y cwestiwn. Hwnw gyrchwyd, an gwnaeth ei oreu, yn ddiameu. ond i ddim diben, ,an i'r cyfaill ieuanc ymadael a'r fuchedd hon oddeutu naw o'r gloch boreu Sabbath, wadi rbyw ddeuddydd neu dri o gystudd calcd. Yr oedd y llanc 10 oed hwn wedi enill serchiadau llawer heb- aw y teulu a'r perthynasau. Yr oedd yn un morB ffraeth ac mor barod yn ei atebion bob amser pan ygj cwrddem ag ef ar yr heol, neu rhyw le arall, acHf wedi gwneyd enw iddo ei bun fel adroddwr mewn cyrddau cyhoeddus, ac wedi gwneyd ymdrech i idysgu penod i'w hadrodd yn yr Ysgol Sul y Sab- ath diweddaf, ond cafodd ef wys i wlad well Cymer ei gladdedigaeth le dydd Iau (heddyw); cychwynir o'r ty am ddau o'r gloch—y Parch Rhys Morgan i wasanaethu yn y ty, i bregethu yn y capel, ac i weini ar lan y bedd. Cleddir ef yn y Gladdfa Newydd. Yr Arglwydd a gysuro ei rieni hiraethus a'r plant oil yn eu galar, a'r perthynasauKsj yr un modd. R|
LAMPETER. E BIBLE SOCIETY.—Dr J. Cynddylan Jones on behalf of the London Bible Society preached anggr eloquent sermon at Soar Chapel on Monday|L evening last. After the sermon the reverendB^ gentleman made a special appeal to the coiigrega-W^ tion to increase their annual subsciption at thelt commencement of the new century. Hr FOQTBALL.—The match between Llandilo and the town team, arranged for Saturday next, has again been postponed. On Wednesday afternoon next the town team will play the College fifteen on the latter's ground. As this will be the first match his season between these two teams, much interest will be centred in it. H CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL.—On Sunday after. oon last prizes were distributed to a number of the members of the Welsh Church Sunday School for good attendance during the past year. The prizes were distributed by the Rev Daniel Jones, jjjg; M.A., vicar, and Mr Josiah Jenkins, the superin- tendent both of whom made brief compliiuentary speeches. Those who received prizes were the|B following :—Mr Thomas Roberts, Bridge-street, attendances out of a possible 52; Mr John Davies, Peterwell-terrace, 49; Daniel Jenkins, plasterer, 47; Miss E. Jones, Felinfawr House, 52; Mrs M. Enoch Jones, 47 Mrs M. A. Davies, Harford Row, 50 Miss M. J. Jones, Vicarage, 47; Miss Mary Griffitbs, t. Thomas-stract, 52; Miss Sarah Jones, do., 52 Ht Miss E. Jones, College-street, 51; Mrs H. Williams' College-street, 50; Messrs John Roberts, Mill-"Street 2 J. T. Jones, 52; John Williams, Df over-road, 49; William Jones, Bryn-road, 51; O. Saunders Davies, 0; W. Jones-Parry, 49; O. S. Davies, 48. N ■ HE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE AND THEIR CLERK. ER On Thursday last an enquiry was conducted at the Board Room, Union Workhouse, by Mr Biicham, Local Government Board Inspector, intoijS certain charges made by the Assessment Cotn-^S mittee against their clerk, Mr David Lloyd. pnembers of the Assessment Committee [were Messrs David Davies, Velindre J. Evans, Llanfairclydogau: David Davies, ellan j David Evans, Pencarreg; Rev T. C. HEdmunds, Trefilan; J. G. Marsden, Silian Samuel Davies, Bettws; John Davies, Llanybyther; E. avies, Llanwenog: John Davies and David Price, mpeter; and Lewis Davies, Llanycrwys. The embers gave evidence in the matter, and Mr BLloyd sent in a written statement. The then had a private interview with the he result of the enquiry has not yet been made nown. TS j PETTY SESSIONS.—FRIDAY. 9 B Before Messrs T. H. R. Hughes, David DaviesB rof H. Walker (mayor). B N O:IIAINTEN ANcE.-Jobn Davies, Harford-row, aL collier, was charged by Mr D. Parry, relieving fficer, witb neglecting to maintain his wife and children. The case has been adjourned on several occasions by the consent of the Guardians. The ase was again adjoumed. B DAMAGE.—William Evans, Llechwedd-deri isa, as charged by James Webb, Troedrhiw, both in he parish of Llanwnen, with unlawful and ilful damage and injury, to a certain door he property of the complainant. The defendant was fined Is and costs, and 2s damage. H ASSAULT.—John Jenkins, Tanycoed, Llanwenog was charged by John Griffiths, Bwlchmawr, with saulting and beating complainant on the 14t inst. A fine of iEl and costs was imposed, and the defendant was further bound over to keep the I peace in the sum of P,5 for six months. D. Thomas, t Rhiwsonuchaf was also charged by the same com plainant for the same offence, and he was fined 2s 6d and costs. A NEW MAGISTRATE.—Prof Hugh Walker was sworn in as a county magistrate.
BORTH. PRAYER MEETINGS.—Prayer meetings were held alternately at the Libanus and Zoar Chapels every evening during the past fortnight in connection with the Evangelical Alliance. CONCERT.—A concert was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Monday evening under the auspices of the society known as Urdd y Delyn." The arrangements were in the hands of the Rev Eurog ones, whose interest in the children deserves to be commended. THE READING Room.-The newly-established reading room is progressing favourably. Owing to the untiring efforts of Miss Dawe, a large number of books have been procured, and it is hoped the inhabitants will avail themselves of the facilities thus placed within their reach. MARRIAGE.—At St. George's Church, Blooms bury, on Wednesday afternoon in last week, th marriage took place of Dr William John Edwinj I Davies, son of Mr W. Davies, J.P. (first mayor ofl Battersea), and Mrs Davies, of Bryngwyn, BorthJ and Miss Jessie Peers Boyd-Carpenter (late Sister-I in-Charge of 'St. Thomas's Home, at St. Thomas's! Hospital), eldest daughter of the Lord Bishop ofl iuipon, of The Palace, Ripon, and 71, Carlisle-place.| S.W. The ceremony was performed by the Bishop; of Ripon. | Victoline is strongly recommended as an [effective remedy for toothache, neuralgia, rand headache. nd Miss Jessie Peers Boyd-Carpenter (late Sister- in-Charge of 'St. Thomas's Home, at St. Thomas's! Hospital), eldest daughter of the Lord Bishop ofl iuipon, of The Palace, Ripon, and 71, Carlisle-place. S.W. The ceremony was performed by the Bishop; of Ripon. | Victoline is strongly recommended as an efrective remedy for toothache, neuralgia, and headache.
I MACHYNLLETH. COUNTY SCHOOL.—The County School re-opeaed n Tuesday afternoon after the Christmas vacation. MAENGWYN CHAPEL.—A vote was taken of the members of Maengwyn Methodist Chapel on Sunday evening to decide the appointment of a pastor. The Rev W. S. Jones resigned the pastor- ate in June last, owing to failing health, but! recently he had been approached to reconsider his' decision and again take up the duties. Mr Jonesj consented, and on Sunday evening the church, byl a unanimous vote, again appointed him as its' pastor. SHOUTING COMPETITION.—The weekly shooting competition took place on Saturday last at the rifle range, when there were thirteen competitors. he winners of the spoons were Sergt. Sadleir and Corporal Leeke, both of the Machynlleth Volunteer Company, the former scoring 49 out of a possible 0, and the latter 47. The distances fired were B00 and 500 yards, and at the shorter range Sergt. Sadleir secured the highest possible number of ilts. B DEATH IN AMERICA.—Information has justS reached this country of the death of Mrs Annj Jones, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which took place oni December 14th last, at the age of eighty years She was born at Machynlleth on February 14t.b. 1821, and was the eldest daughter of Edward Williams, mason, and his wife, Atin-Williarns. The amily went out to America about half a century go, and having lived at Pennsylvania for some lime, removed to Oshkosh in 1854. Mr Jones died on the 7th March, 1894. Deceased leaves thre tons and three daughters to mourn their loss. re FOOTBALL.—The return matiah between Mach-a nlleth and Portmadoc was playftd on the former's round on Saturday last. The field was a veritable Iquagmire, and rain descended heavily during game. The following were the home players:—1 Goal, J. Edwards; backs, W. Evans, Owen Monis balf-backs, J. Edwards, R. Humphreys (captain) G; Weaver; forwards, J. O. Holt, Dick Hughes, R. Humphreys, W. Vaughan, and Evans. Iteferee, ,Vf,.T fT Ash ton ninvfd no-nincf. f-Koffl W. ad in the first half, but play was even and each goalkeeper was called upon to save. At half-time neither side had scored. During the second half Machynlleth had the best of the play, and kept their opponents on the defensive almost throughoiat. Evans on the left wing scored a goal, and J. O. Holt on the opposite wing followed shortly after with a second goal. The game ended in a win for Machynlleth by two goals to nil. STREET MAINTENANCE.—The County Council have just adopted a system which urban dis-j ricts should hail with much satisfaction. In uture the Council will contribute toward the maintenance of the principal streets in all towns] in the county, and tbeinnovation has been brought about after much consideration mainly through the instrumentality of Alderman Rd. Reus, J.P. In the case of ",tlachyn.i .1i, for instance, the justice of the new regime will be apparent. The principal street of the town serves as a ocia-I p necting link between two main roads, and the] traffic over it, therefore, is considerable, not bvl the inhabitants of the town themselves, but by| those residing in the country districts. The road? also is a thoroughfare to the railway station, and on' these two grounds it was conten.ed that it should be maintained by the county, or, at least, a con-, tribution made towards its maintenance. The| County Council have agreed to contribute half! the actual cost of maintaining the streets, in-| eluding the metalling, rolling, scraping, sweeping, and scavenging, and under this arrangement, Machynlleth's annual|quota will be about Z30. | ADVERTISING THE TOWN.—On Monday after J noon Mr W. H. Gough, traffic superintendent of the Cambrian Railways, met the members of the Urban Council at a special meeting held at the fown Hall for the purpose of considering the luestion of advertising the town. Those present were Mr John Thomas (chairman), Messrs E. jrillart, D. Smith, Richard Owen, Richard Gillart, -i 3. W. Griffiths, Dr E. D. Rees, Richard Rees, and he officials. It was explained to Mr Gough that ;he Council was desirous of bringing the town as a 10liday resort into greater prominence by means of advertising, and to arrange coach tours to the nany spots of interest and beauty which are to be 'ound in the surrounding country. The Council lave already secured a number of views of eiiiferent places which, if the facilities were available, could |S )e made very popular resorts.—Mr Gough promised ;o have some of these views placed in the railway carriages, and also to have some larger views sxhibited in the Glasgow Exhibition to be held this rear.—The places which the Council are most 6nxiotis to open up are the Esgerfochnant and ihosygarreg Rocks, both of which are remarkable or their fine waterfalls and beautiful scenery, and ire within easy distance of the town. Other places inly three miles from the town, on the Corris road ire Shambr Wmffra and Cwmysgolion, whereH here are some pretty dingles and grand mountain cenery. The renowned Llyfnant Valley is also mly three miles from the town, which places the 'isitor amid some of the most charming seenery n the country. The Council also intend bringing )ut a book of views and a guide to the town andg listrict. Mr Gough promised to bring these natters before his Company, and to endeavour tv lo what he could to give them greater prominence ban they had hithfolrto received. p MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—To celebrate toe(| narriage of Miss Trevor and Mr Smail, Uwcby-S jarreg, was en-fete on Wednesday week, when the diildren of the village and district were entertained ,o tea at the Schoolroom. In the evening the adult vere entertained to an excellent supper in the schoolroom, when Mr Gitbertson Pritchard and r T. R. Williams presided at the different tabies. Ehe health of the bride and bridegroom wa" ;ordially received and drunk with musical lioiioitrs. kt the conclusion of the day's festivities there was i fine display of fireworks. Canon and Mrs Trevor risited the village during the day. In addition :he recipients of parish relief received presents of iioney, and the same was extended to those in the Workhouse. On Thursday about 600 children of :he town of Machynlleth were treated to a tea inH Lhe Town Hall which was provided by Mr Bebb oft Newtown, and was of the usual excellence. The town itself was decked out with flags, etc. and the Aberllefenny band, in uniform, headed the ion of the children to the Town Hall, and providedB i happy selection of music during the tea. Canon" :md Mrs Trevor were present and took the greaiestg interest in the proceedings as they represented Mr and Mrs Smail, the givers of the treat. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, a pleasure also shared by the fifty ladies who had tea in the ante-room. At 6 o'clock there was a splendid display of fireworks, valued at P,30, in the nectory grounds, Messrs Pain sending down specialg men to arrange the display. There was a great| crowd in the grounds and the various devices uietS with keen appreciation; the last was Healtb| and happiness to Mr and Mrs Smail." In the even- Ing at the Town Hall, Canon Trevor presided over an excellent dinner provided by Mr Bebb, and to which Over 70 gentlemen sat down. Mrs Trevor, who was accompanied by Mrs Dr Davies and Mrs Gritfiths, The Bank, was present during the dinner, but left before the toast list. The usual loyal toasts havings been disposed of, Dr A. O. Davies gave the tot. the bride and bridegroom, which was received with acclamation. At this moment the following wire was received from Biarritz, 11.20 a.m.: "Please ell friends assembled to-day that they are very nuch in our minds, and that we wish them all oung and old a very happy time."—Mr Edmund illart gave the toast of the Club, which was armly welcomed. Songs were given by the ollowing: Messrs Edward Edwards, D.Williams, D. J. Davies, and E. R. Evans. Mr Lloyd Roberts ^ave selections on the harp, and pennillion singing was given by Mr E. Edwards. The band also gave selections during dinner. Amongst other who spoke during the proceedings were Messrs Carruthers, George Price, D. J. Davies (Glvndwr). nd T. R.Williams. Mr Herbert Morris' step dancing ave much amusement. Mr R. Edwards accom- panied on the piano. At the afternoon proceedings the children were under the charge of the staffs of|B the different schools, and the ladies of the townffl assisted at the tables. B SCHOOL BOARD. B THE QUESTION OF SITE. B The ordinary meeting of the Board was held in the Clerk's office on Thursday, January 17th, when there were present:—Rev W. S. Jones (chairman), Rev Canon Trevor, Rev Josiah Jones, Rev D. Dar-H ley Davies, and Mr R. Gillart, with Mr D. Davies Williams (clerk). The minutes of the last ordinaryH meeting and two special meetings were read. Atfl the special meetings the Board decided to return ag ertain number of plans which were beyond the means at the disposal of the Board. The roposal of Canon Trevor that the Education Depaitrnent should be asked to give full! particulars of the- improvements andf alterations at the old school buildings wasS iifeated, and the Board resolved to seek a new site,| id the chairman, Mr R. Gillart, and the clerk werea ^pointed to look out for a site.—The Board wentl ito the question of appointing monitors. Tlierep ere three applications, from Jane L. Jones, Clara^ oberts, dnd Maggie Williams. The two firsle ere Board School pupils and the first- named was! scholar of the County School, whilst the third wasj National School pupil.—Testimonials as to ability' 'ere read from Messrs Ashton and Howeilj nd the headmaster ofjjthe County School.—Mr R. rillart proposed and the Rev D. Darley DavieS| econded that two monitors be appointed. This; iras agreed to.—The Rev D. Darley Davies then Qoved that they appoint the two pupils from the ioard School, J. L. Jones and Clara Roberts.—The ilev Josiah Jones said that it. was difficult to pro- pose two out of three without adequate reason be- jause this matter would be enquired into. He suggested that they should ask the headmaster oi the Board School to examine each applicant, am report to the Board.—The Rev D. Darley Davies Gillart proposed and the Rev D. Darley Davies econded that two monitors be appointed. This; iras agreed to.—The Rev D. Darley Davies then moved that they appoint the two pupils from the Board School, J. L. Jones and Clara Roberts.—The Rev Josiah Jones said that it was difficult to pro- pose two out of three without adequate reason be- cause this matter would be enquired into. He suggested that they should ask the headmaster 01 the Board School to examine each applicant, am report to the Board.—The Rev D. Darley Davies y The reason I proposed the two is that one is in tht County School, one in the seventh standard, and the last is only in the sixth standard.—Canon revor remarked tbat It depended very much upon !Lhe reason I proposed the two is that one is in the the pupils themselves; examination could not reveal je resources of the youthful mind.—The Clerk re- minded the Board that they had been unable to retain the monitors who left at the end of twelve months, and their scheme of filling up the staff had not been a success.— After some furthur discussion the Board decided Jupon the proposal of Mr R illart and Canon Trevor to appoint the three jplicants at salaries of £ 5 each.—Mrs Vaughan, ife of Private Elijah Vaughan who has been ralided home from the front, appeared before e Board and applied for permission to keep! *r little girl of thirteen years old at home! nilst she went out to earn a living during he next two or three months. Since his eturn her husband had been uuable to go out in he cold weather and the duty of getting food for he family devolved solely upon her.—The Board elt that the application was a reasonable one and Tanted it.0 H The Chairman reported that Mr R. Gillart, the lerk and himself had been inspecting the various es. They waited upon Mrs Edwards, after iting her field, in order to ascertain if she was willing to sell or not. Her reply was that she was willing to sell if another party did not require it. They asked for a definite answer by to-day. FromB there they went on to Mr Rowlands' field adjoiningffl the Intermediate School site. To this they fel certain objections because it lay teo low and thereB were drains passing through it. Penrallt was visited and the site once proposed for the ediate school examined. This was a cheap site having a sunny aspect, but there was the question of a. water supply. Colonel Hughes said that the &ite at the rear of Mr Griffiths' timber yard was available, but he would not give a price (until he knew whether it was wanted or not.—The said that Mrs Edwards had called since and saidjgH that she bad practically arranged with Mr Rowlands o sell him the land, and the Board would now have to deal with Mr Rowlands. They bad seen is readiness to sell if the Board would say how ucli land they required.—Rev D. Darley Davies "ell done.—Canon Trevor Did you think of the )iamon at all ?—Mr Gillar,t: Yes we went to the irk, but I think Penrallt the best.—Canon Trevor; a you consider the present site?—Rev Darley ivies: That has fallen through.—The Chairman Ye did not consider it.—Canon Trevor: It has rved its pupose for a good number of years.— Do Rowlands that the present he had expressec Hev Darley Divvies: That came before us at the st meeting.-Canon Trevor: This is the question f site.—The Chairman: It is available of course. Canon Treves; It is worth considering. It has any advantages. It is in a healthy locality, and u may get the> field on the other side "for a lyground. They do not compel us to build a ew school, and in paint of sites few compare with: e old one.—Rev J. Jones: The site is not enough meet the requirements of the code.—Canon evor: It is large enough now.—Rev Darley Davies: This question has been decided, and we re now considering the site only.—Canon Trevor lid I am recommending this site.—Rev D. Davies: we do that we must also consider the question erecting a new building and pulling down lie old one.—Canon Trevor: You would have a t of material for the purpose.—The Chairman t would mean buying the site.—Caivn B Trevor: I do not mean to buy but to S jcome a tenant. The rates of the wn are very high and I would like to tide t-hisj er.—Rev D. Davies Does Canon Trevor mean toj ove a resolution that we improve the old build-| ? The Board has decided to build a new chool and we are now going over the same ground igaiii.-Canoi-i Trevor: Excuse me, I am dealing irely with the site question. I am not dealing twith what passed last time we met. I propose at negotiations be entered into which the proprie- rs of the present school site with a view of btainin; a lease of the premises and cottages for 1 years terminal at the end of 7 or 14 years at the lion of the,Board.—The Chairman said that Mrs! Iwards ha<^ practically sold the field to iwlands.—Rev Josiah Jones We are hardly in a! si;ion to consider that field now. Would it notg e better for us to ask the sub-committee to get itters into a clearer light by ascertaining Iwhether Mr Rowlands is willing to sell a part of Sjthe field, and if so, upon what terms.—Mr jrThere is no harm in that because we are not bound# jjto take, but I do not like the procedure at all, Weg are practically in Mr Rowlands' hands.-Tbe Cbair- man Mr Rowlands has been trying to buy the whole of the property before we thought of it.- Rev Josiah Jones It might be to our advantage as e we might get a part instead of taking the whole.- Mr Gillart proposed that the Chairman and the Clerk get to know the price.—Mr Darley seconded.—Canon Trevor said that it was well to have two strings to their bow, and he pressedS bis motion.—Rev D. Davies I object. It will raise the question of the erecting of a new school which has already been decided.—It was agreed o ask the price of three-quarters of an acre in the top end of the field recently held by Mrs Edwards.—Mr R. Gillart then seconded the motion of Canon Trevor.—Rev D. Davies persisted pn objecting to the proposal.—Mr 11." GiTart: Youl Bnmst,! admit this. We are here to study ;h• 1 interests of the ratepayers, and it we can saveg Bexpense we ought to do it. This motion is simply no get information, and binds us in no way.—Revfl P-. Davies: It is altogether useless information, RBTKI what is the use.—Canon Trevor Are youffl in.raid that the proprietors will say "yes," and §wou'id you not like it?—Rev D. Davies: I think |the Board are going upon an altogether useless a aMr Gillart: This^is a question of site, and I holdg that we have a perfect right to discuss it.-The Clei-k I think that Mr Davies is arguing quite Ssoundly. You say it is a question of site, but Canon Trevor says it is a question of leasehold.—« |Rev D. Davies: It- would be ridiculous to erect ag 8new school for only 21 years.—Mr Gillart: This isfi simple application for terms.—Rev D. Davies I Bpropose as an amendment-Canon Trevor: Order. ocder.-Hev J Jones Can we get an answer gin six or even twelve months.— BThe Clerk said that it would have o go before the trustees of the Connexion.—Rev D. Davies said that his amendment was to enter Kinto the purchase of the present site and not ask fifor terms for a lease.—Canon Trevor said that ilj they had the information mentioned in his motion they would then have the relative value. It was a mere matter of business.—Mr Gillart: It is our duty as a Board to enquire the prices of the iiffereut sites before adopting any. Even if we saget the price of Penrallt we are not compelled to Ijaccept it.—Rev Joseph Jones If we decide to get ■a price for the site of the old school we should not keep Mr Rowlands waiting indefinitely.—The Chairman Oh, you can get a reply.—Mr tiiiart We do not accept anybody's offer, and I do not see why we should discuss the matter any longer.— cv D. Davies It is altogether out of our business ito enquire anything about the present site. It will §be expensive to buy that old building and pull it own. 1 have no objection to the present site. but Si do object to negotiating for the present site.—Mr BGillart: Do you move an amendment ? I do not attee any objection to making an enquiry.— Rev D. Davies: If Canon Trevor would confine himself td he question of purchase.—Canon Trevor: Lease- 1 hold is the best for us under the circumstances- I The Chairman I am not going to support theques- | [tion of a lease that has been settled already.—Canon | |Trevor: I appeal to you as a Board to allow any | [question to be asked. It does not bind you to anv- ^thing.—Mr Gillart: Quite right.—Rev D. Davies: It i ^altogether useless.—Mr Gillart: You have your Bopinion, and I have mine.—The Chairman I have] gamade up my mind.—Mr Gillart: I know you have. jwBut let us have it before us as a Board, and if you !0do not like the terms you can reject them.—The fjChairman I reject it now.—Mr Gillart: But, sir, gfthat is only your opinion.—Bev. D. Davies: If Canon wTrevor would ask for the price of the freehold.— Mr Grillart: But what objection have you for asking for both-The Chairman We went over all these sites and came to a decision to purchase Mr field and what is all this uproar now?-Canon Trevor There has not been any uproar at all.-lit Gillart This is a question of money.- Canon [Trevor I am speaking in sober seriousness, there has not been an uproar at all.-Tre Chairman W have been over these sites and we came to a nnani- mous conclusion.—Canon Trevor: The question'of the old site only occurred to me during the last ten days.—The Chairman We have considered th site of the present school.—Canon Trevor No. The Chairman We inspected it.—Mr Gillart: I put this question to you, occupying the position you do, that it is your duty, as representing theB ratepayers, to obtain terms from all persons dtps for sale. I do not see the reason of your objection at all. It is simply askin or information, and we as a Boar(I ought to have that ^information.—The Chairman: I do not object.—Mr Gillart: I said what I have aid in all seriousness.—Rev D, Davies: What is he object?—Mr Gillart; As representing the town we should take every possible means in order to }bject of acquiring the lease?—Mr Gillart You can vote against it,—Rev D. Davies repeated hi.* question.—Mr Gillart: I have said what I have tr an vote zigainst it,-Jtev D. Davies repeated the say and I will not say anything more.—Canon Trevor: What is Mr Davies's objection to asking for information ? Does he fear that the pro- prietors will say, "Yes, we will give you a lease or 21 years?"—Rev I), Davies: I am not afraid, but I think we are dealing with a useless matter., ev Josiah Jones said he was inclined to geil s much light as possible—A vote was taken! when Canon Trevor and Mr Gillart voted in favour 3of obtaining "terms for a leasehold and the other iihree against.—Canon Trevor expressed bis koer. .regret that the Board could not see their way to get the information which he asked for. |—the Board afterwards decided to ask for .tin jifreehold price as well as the priees of the other site-
II BARMOUTH. I BALL.—Tne annual ball in connection with (Ambulance Class was held at the Assembly Rc Ion Tuesday evening, January 15th. I NURSING ASSOCIATION.—The Barmouth [Dyffryn District Nursing Association held annual meeting on Wednesday last when Mr W Morris, J.P., vice-president, occupied the chair. CONCERT.—On Friday evening last a conoc under the auspices of the Mawddach Lodge Oddfellows, was held at the Schoolroom under t. English Congregational Chapel in Jubilee-road, Morris, J.P., vice-president, occupied the chair. CONCERT.—On Friday evening last a conoc under the auspices of the Mawddach Lodge Oddfellows, was held at the Schoolroom under t, English Congregational Chapel in Jubilee-road. challenge solo was competed for by non-winners c ny previous occasion. The profit derived froi the concert is intended to buy new regalias for th members of the lodge. TEMPERANCE.—On Tuesday evening last th< Temperance weekly meeting was held at St avid's Church Schoolroom, when the Rev Edward Hughes gave an interesting and edifying address on the effect of alcohol on the blood, heart, and ungs, the results being shewn on canvas by the aid of lantern slides in a very striking way. Since the Association was formed, a few weeks since, over one hundred pledges have been recorded. PETTY SESSIONS.—The monthly petty sessions were held on Friday, Jan. 18th, before Dr J. Morris, Rev Gwynoro Davies, Alderman Lewis ewis, and Mr John Evans.—Elizabeth Evans, Llanenddwyn Farm, Dyffryn, was charged by Anne Jones, Llanenddwyn Cottage, Dyffryn, witb- assaulting and beating her on Jan, 2nd, at Llan- enddwyn.—Annie Jones stated that on the 2nd January she went down to the river to fetch water, when she saw the defendant coming towards her. Witness went back into the house, as she was afraid of defendant. Defendant followed her and asked her to pay for the milk she had had. Complainant asked her to keep it out of the boy's wages. Defendant replied that she would not, at the same time striking complainant across the face.-Aniiie Jones stated that she was at the complainant's house when the defendant came in, and asked complainant to pay for the milk. When complain- ant asked her to keep it out of the boy's wages, she aid that that would not do, and struck her across 'Bathe face. It was not a vary severe smack.—Mr ;|lPaniel Jones, who appeared for the defence, J&ipologised on behalf of the defendant for her non- ;H&ttendance, her husband having been but lately at the Festiniog Quarries. It was but a JBdight. quarrel, and no serious damage was done.— he Bench dismissed the case, both parties to pay 6j their own costs, I M RESIINISCENCES.—The past century is without. t a rival for its noble record of human progress. The mancipation of the slaves has given it an undying iheir own costs, RESIINISCENCES.—The past century is without rival for its noble record of human progress. The mancipation of the slaves has given it an undying' astre. It has also witnessed the birth and growth f another great movement having .also for its bject the emanciiiation of slaves—the slaves of rink. The.reminiscences of a staunch supporter f the cause will not be amiss at this period of eneral retrospection, and we feci sure that Alder- lan Lewis Lewis' early recollections as written by lmseif will be read with much interest—Mr Lewis rites:—When quite a child I was frequently ;minded by one of the best of mothers that I was orn on the 23th day of November, 1836, which as a notable day for Barmouth in more than one nse, not only because a child was born on that ty, but because a great cause was born here—that temperance. I was often told that the Temperance id Abstinence Association and mj'self were twins, far as Barmouth was concerned. The movement Jgan to stir Wales, especially the north, in the .rly years of the first quarter of the century, •evious to this Bacchus reigned supreme and ink and its attendant evils held undisputed sway, runkenness was not at that time classed as a sin ;ainst the law of morality, much less against the lan Lewis Lewis' early recollections as written by lmseif will be read with much interest—Mr Lewis rites:—When quite a child I was frequently sp-eminded by one of the best of mothers that I was orn on the 23th day of November, 1836, which as a notable day for Barmouth in more than one nse, not only because a child was born on that ty, but because a great cause was born here—that temperance. I was often told that the Temperance id Abstinence Association and myself were twins, s far as Barmouth was concerned. The movement egan to stir Wales, especially the north, in the .rly years of the first quarter of the century, •evious to this Bacchus reigned supreme and ink and its attendant evils held undisputed sway, Drunkenness was not at that time classed as a sin against the law of morality, much less against the igher law of Christianity. Preachers and pastors used to imbibe a certain quantity of alcohol before ascending the platform or pulpit, conscientiously believing that a drop of John Barleycorn was indispensable to assist them in delivering the gospel of glad tidings. During .the said year the minds of a few of the most pious citizens were enlightened, and they began to think of the havoc trong drink was doing amongst their fellowmen. Besides being a strong power not only against Idvilization but a great hindrance to the success of he gospel of Christ, this feeling was spreading >ver the town with the result that a temperance isscciation, as already mentioned, was established, [his society was an undenominational one. All he Nonconformists joined in it and it soon became ery popular, and a power in the town, and a great mmber of the old boozers joined its rank and file, hich was the enthusiasm and the success of the emperance cause that within twelve months after t had been introduced several of tbe public houses isscciation, as already mentioned, was established. [his society was an undenominational one. All he Nonconformists joined in it and it soon became ery popular, and a power in the town, and a great mmber of the old boozers joined its rank and file, hich was the enthusiasm and the success of the emperance cause that within twelve months after t had been introduced several of the public houses ad to be closed from sheer lack of trade. Temper- ance principles were well rooted in the district, resulting in the formation of societies at Dyffryn and Bontddu, which were affiliated to Barmoutb. Annual temperance demonstrations were held in his town on Christmas Day, when some of the best and most pupular lecturers were invited to take part. Between the meetings a procession was formed headed by a large temperance banner carried by adults, and a smaller one at the rear borne by the young people. For over twenty five years the demonstrations were held annually and much good was done by them. Those that enlisted at the beginning of the crusade did yeoman service for the temperance cause, and many of their descendants followed in their steps. |As with other good works the interest began to hubside, the annual meetings given up, despondency spreading over the members, inactivity followed, with the result that drinking increased. In the year 1862 another temperance wave passed over west Merioneth, and amongst other places reached this town. Temperance songs and dialogues were | at that time the moving powers in drawing the Ipeopie together. Temperance choirs were es- tablished, meetings held by them through all the country, and were the means of kindling new life and energy in the old recruits. This mode of action did good work for a short season, but a- relapse took place. It was during this epoch that the C, tit) Du, as it was called, was established the rules pertaining to it were very stringent: but it did not last long. The most effective mode of ■winning drunkards from their evil habits and to Ijoin the temperance cause was the American importation, viz., Good Templarism. This, with is, iii a very short space of time nearly gave the 9 drinking custom a fatal blow. Drunkards became I [few, the public houses became empty, and many j [homes happier and healthier. We, as a nation, are gperbaps apt to take a thing up, as it may be, in ■earnest, and let it drop again as scon as it is taken up gas it was in this instance. When Good Templarism Sabad ceased amongst llS, the Blue ribbon movement 'as adopted, but with little success. Since that ||v.'as given up no definite mode of action has been Sadopted, therefore we are not in a position to report much activity nowadays. Still, undenomin- Hational meetings were held occasionally, but alas, 1roppd again. This winter these have been me-established, and are now being held every Sun- |day at 5 o'clock, but it cannot be said that the iresuit is very favourable. The apathy of the Sehurehes which have fallen into a lethargy may ceonnt for it. If space allowed it would be in- teresting to enumerate the different temperance Bpledges adopted by the various societies formed in ^connection with temperance from the time when the first pledge was adopted by the seven men of Prestcm down to the present time.
H WESTERN SEA FISHERIES. B The report of the Superintendent (Mr R. A. awsoll) for the quarter ended December 31st, draws attention to the large number of prosecutions which have been instituted for infringement of the by-laws. In some cases the fines imposed are de- Bclared to be quite inadequate. The superintendent fjpays there is a large body of fishermen who loyally bide by the by-laws, and whose interests require 7 nrotection. Discussing the fisheries Mr Dawsnn liays the trawling has been better, especially for the first-class sailing trawlers. This is mainly at- tributable to the larger number of soles taken. Soles have been steadily increasing in numbers luring the last few years, and the past year has been exceptionally good. Some of the steam Brawlers have been fishing on grounds adjacent to It lie district, and have also made good takes. The steam trawlers working on their usual grounds, which are situated at long distances at the district, have not been so fortunate, as fish was scarce there, nd, partly from this reason, and partly from the high price of coal, they have not been able to pay expenses, and therefore some of them have been aid up. There are now twenty steam trawlers orking from the port offleetivood alone. Except. n one or two places, long line fishing has so far been poor. Line fishing with tees along the shore as, however, been better tnan for the last year or two: band line fishing has also been very fair. humping has been good in all its branches. In the northern part of the district herring fishing has not been followed, the men being engaged in other branches of the fishing industry. Off the coast of Anglesey the weather interfered a good deal with work, but when able to get out the men Cardigan Bay herrings were taken in larger numbers, but their condition was poor. In the ardigan Bay herrings were taken in larger southern part of the Bay the fishing was a compar- ative fail ire. In the river Dovey, Barmouth, and Portmad. c, t be mussel beds appear to be over-fished, and one of the officers reports that he has great liiiSculti in getting the men to gather mussels in Lceordancc with the by-laws. At Conway mussels have b ■ r, taken in larger numbers, and tbequautity has been good. Tbe Wallasey and West Hoyle beds jhavc produced very good results. In the' Ribble [rather more have been taken, and there is a fair (show of younger ones not yet sizeable. In the Wyre It hey have not been quite so numerous. The beds lin Mor'vambe Bay are well stocked with mussels, -,i,t for i he most part they are undersized, and comp- fpar.itively very few sizeable ones are obtainable.