ABERYSTWYTH. COUNTY COURT.—As a heavy list is anticipated at to-day's Court His Honour the Judge has intima- ted to the Registrar that he will sit at 10 a.m. instead of at 11-45 a.m. COMPETITIVE CONCERT. Arrangements are being made for holding a competitive concert at jj the New Market Hall on Easter Tuesday. The awards will include three silver cups for singing jj and recitation. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTON. — The triennial election of county councillors has been fixed to take place on Saturday, March 2nd. The last day for nominations is Friday, February 22nd. The retiring members for the Borough of Aberystwyth are:—No. 1 ward, Mr Robert Doughton; No. 2 ward, Mr D. C. Roberts; No. 3 ward, Mr Robert Ellis; No. 4 ward, Mr Evan Hugh James. DEATH.—The death of Mrs James, wife of the late Mr Evan James (formerly of the Cemetery Lodge), took place at Glanyllyn House on Sunday last. The deceased was 57 years of age, and a j faithful member at the Welsh Baptist, Chapel. The funeral will take place at the cemetery on Friday. PROMOTION.—Mr Evan Samuel Jones, the genial Welshman who is in charge of the Post Oflice at the House of Common, has just been appointed Postmaster of Pwllheli. and will shortly remove to the most distant town in Carnarvonshire Mr Jones began his career at the Aberystwyth Post Office. DEATH IN AMERICA.—The death is announced at Cincinnatti, Ohio, of Thomas, the third son of the late Mr John Humphreys, builder, of this town. Deceased who was in his 56th year, was a carrier by trade, and had been in business in America for nearly a quarter of a century. FOOTBALL.—On Saturday last the Town team visited Towyn, and after a good gsone defeated the homesters by one goal to nill. Teddie Evans scorod the goal. The Aberystwyth County School and Ystrad Meurig School teams met on the same day at Aberystwyth, when the visitors were vic- torious by tnree goats to nn. » A FIND.—'During the alterations now being I carried on by Mr T. J Samuel (solictor), in his premises in Great Darkgate-street, the workmen in excavating for drainage purposes, came upon the remains of a large circular stone bowl, about 2ft. in diameter, and 9 inches in depth, with a well de- fined rim *at the top. It is in all probability a vessel used for domestic purposes of crushing grain and other substances. It was discovered a slight distance below the original level of the street. TEACHERS' GRIEVANCES.—On Saturday next at 215 p.m., a public meeting under the auspices of I the South Wales District Union of the National Union of Teachers will be held at the New Market Hall, when Mr T, H. Jones will deliver an address upon the question of reasonable security of tenure for teachers in board and voluntary schools. Prof. J. M. Angus will preside, and he will be supported by Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., and other prominent educationists. EARLY CLOSING ASSOCIATION SOCIAL.—An en- joyable social was held on Wednesday evening in last week at the New Market Hall under the auspices of the Early Closing Association. Invita- tions had been issued, to which about 130 responded Mr W. E. Edwards presided. The programme in- cluded a pianoforte solo by Miss L.Jones, songs by Miss A. Williams, Mr Haydn Jones. Miss Lizzie Williams, Misses Cotton, and Miss Lizzie Davies, duett by the Misses Davies, a mandoline solo by Miss Doughton, and a song and chorus by the Shop Assistant's Glee Society. The second part of the programme was devoted to dancing, the M.C.'s being Messrs W. E. Edwards and G. Bickerstaff. The refreshment table was gracefully presided over by Miss Davies and Miss E. Davies, assisted by Miss A. Williams, Miss Morgan, and Miss H. B. Ellis. The secretarial duties were carried out by Messrs W. E. Edwards and Ll. R. Thomas. RADICAL CLUB.—The weekly meeting of the Radical Club was held on Friday evening last when there was a good attendance, Mr T. B. Hall pre- siding. The revision of the list of newspapers received at the reading room was considered, a motion having been put down that Reynolds'" newspaper be stopped. The whole question was referred to the executive committee. A debate followed upon the question of Should museums and picture galleries be opened on Sun- days ?" Mr Griffith Ellis opening in the affirmative and Mr W. Lewis in the negative. The subsequent speakers were Messrs T. J. Samuel (solicitor), Z. H. Thomas, B.A., County School; James Rees, T. Jones, LI. James, Jenkins, Knipe, and the Chairman. HISTORY OF ABERYSTWYTH.—With the issue of part iii., begins tb,' history of Conformity and Nonconformity in the town, the subject treated in this number being the Church of St Mary, washed away by the sea, the first Chapel of St. Michael (of which an admirable drawing is given), and the second St. Michael. Another plate given with this part is that of the tower and house, with his sun dial and cluck in their original positions, where for some forty years John Evans kept his famed Mathematical and Commercial School." Other plates now beiu., printed include portraits of Sir Thomas and Dame Winifred Bonsall, from the original painting? at Fronfraith, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A Tohn Jones (Ifon), archaeologist and folklorist of the town; James Hughes, first mayor of the reformed corporation; Alexander Gordon, mayor 1730; Si f Carbery Price, mayor 1685, and Joseph Downie; and Views of our Lady's Mill, Harbour Master's Silver Badge, Shrimping at CTarach, the tower of the Great Dark Gate, and others. ENTERTAINMENT.—An ontertainment 'in con- nection with the Penmaesglas and Baker-street Congregational Sunday Schools was held in the schoolroom of Baker-street Chapel on Wednesday evening in last week.. The Rev Job Miles, pastor, presided, and the following programme was gone through :-Pianuforte solo, Miss Katie Jones; part song. Baker-street Party (conducted by Mr E | Davies: song, D G Pngh song, Tommy Williams j recitation, Miss E'.eanor Simon song, John Harris j recitation, Hiss Jenkins; dialogue, Miss Hannab Evans and Friends; song, Mr Beynon U.C. W., (encored); ma'e quartette, Messrs Thomas, Davies, Harries and Edwards; song, Mrs Parry (encored); song, Mr E. H. Davies; song, Mr Richard Evans (encored); dialogue, Misses Eyans and Jones duet. Messrs Davies and Davies, U.C.W., song, Mr J. W. Thomas; song, Miss Jenkinsrecitation, Mr Richard Evans; song Mr Davies, U.C.W. song, Miss Parry: recitation, Mr James Williams; | anthem, Baker-street Party. Miss Miles presided | at the piano with her usual ability. THE POST OFFICE.—il J C." writes-In some parts of the town letters are not delivered until a very un- reasonable time after the arrival of the mails. On enquiry I find that this is due to the postmen having been removed from one delivery, which they of course knew, to another delivery which is strange to them and do not, know. This seems to be con- trary to all common ?euse—no raw tinker, tailor, soldier, or sailor can be expected to do his work as expeditiously nor as atisfa':ory as an old hand at his work.—And, neither can a postman who, is, I I presume, of somewhat'of the same nature as other mortals. To finish I may say that unless matters are mended forthwith a direct communication shall ¡ be made to the Postmaster General. !J PREVENTION OF CRUEI/UST TO CHILDREN.—The local branch of the National Society gave ample evidence of its activity and existence last Wednes- day in the soiree held under its auspices in the commodious and cosy Buarth Hall, which was crowded to its utmost, capacity by a company of interested and enthusiastic supporters. The presi- dent of the branch, Mr Arthur Johnson Hughes, Town Clerk, was in his place as chairman, being supported by parties of ladies and gentlemen representative of Most families in the town and near neighbourhood, who can be relied on to support any object really worthy of assistance and encouragement. Amongst others present were Mr and Mrs Fryer. Mr and Mrs F. R. Roberts, Mr and Mrs Colby, Mrs Dean Philips and party, Mrs Protberoe and party, Prebendary Williams and party, Alderman C. M. Williams, Mr and Mrs Borsdorf, Mrs Herford, Mrs Evan Hugh James and friends, Mrs T. Williams and daughter, Mrs Basil Jones and party, Miss Kate B. Lloyd and party. Miss Rhodes and her numerous i boarders, Miss Maries Thomas, Mrs Penry, Principal and Mrs Roberts, and a number of students from U.C.W., who admirably fulfilled the duties of stewards and waiters at the tea which was daintily served both hot and prompt to the large company before the entertainment began. The programme sparkled with nev. and bright items, rendered with high artistic skill by the artistes who had fore- gathere(i to help the promoters in their laudable efforts. Opening with a -pianoforte solo (Pader- ewski's minuet, in G) by Miss Kathleen Boycott, the bill of fare comprised songs, grave and comic, by Miss Picton Evans, Miss Millie Tames, Mr J. Paith Morgan, Mr Cryer, and Mr R Price, and concertina solos by Mr Penry Powell. Encores were the order of the evening, and right liberally responded to by the performers. An address on the objects and aims of the branch was delivered by Mr Gasquoine, of Oswestry, the welf-informed and energetic secretary nf the district, some 60 miles long by 30 miles broad. During its existence of little over two years, some 420 visits have been paid by Inspector Burdett. The society was one for "pre- vention and not for prosecution." Of the total sum of Z330 contributed by this district to the funds of tho parent, society, just £ 46 18s Id had alone been furnished by Aberystwyth. Mr Gasquoinc desired to publicly thank the Chief Constable of the County and his officials for the more than ordinary tact and helpfulness 'given by them to the Society's officers and affairs. He heartily congratulated Aberystwyth on the magni- ficent gathering which had come together to support | Mrs Dean Philip-, Mrs Fryer, and the other ladies, in their praiseworthy labours. An omnibus vote of thanks having been carried on the motion of Prebendarv Williams, the proceedings closed by all ( singing God save the King. The nett proceeds reached the substantial sum of £ 30. g PROMENADE EXTENSION.- This important work has now been COmÐJencect, unilcr the superintend- ence of Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor. Cranes are being erected at a spot under the Castle walls, and it is anticipated that in a short time employ- ment will be provided for a considerable numoer of men. DEATHS.—On Wednesday in last week, the deaths took place in North-parade of ^two olo ladies, whose combined ages reached 1/2 \ears. These were Mrs Elizabeth Evans, Cambria House, widow of the late John Evans, wool weaver, who had attained the age of SI years; and Mis Ann Michael, widow of the late David Michael, aged 81 years, residing at 39, North-parade^ "SOLDIERS'"AND SAILORS' FAMILIES' ASSOCIA- TION.—During the past fortnight collecting cards have been distributed to the schools of Cardigan- shire by Mrs Davies-Evans, of Highmeacl, in aid of the wives, families, and dependents of soldiers and sailors serving with the colours. At the Board p School, Aberystwyth, the sum of £ 19 14s Id was i] collected by the children, which has been forwarded jj to the President for Cardiganshire. The girls col- lected IZIO 4s Id the Boys, L6 9s, and the Infants, £31s. TABERNACLE SCHOOL.—An entertainment was held in connection with the Tabernacl School on Tuesday evening, when the following programme was gone through :—Chorus, Children's choir recitation, Mr W. Stanley Jones; song, Miss Mary Edwards; recitation, Miss Elizabeth Edwards; song, Miss Eunice Lewis; quartette, Mr Moses Watkins and Party; chorus, Sign to-night," Children's Choir; song, Miss Lizzie Williams; chorus, Mordaith Bywyd," L. Thomas and Party trio, Misses Edwards, Jones and Edwards son-, Miss Maud Pickering; duett, Messrs Tom Jones and Elias Griffiths; song, Mr Lewis J. Morgan; duett, Misses M. and E. Davies; song, Mr Lewis Thomas duett, Misses Humphreys and Rowlands chorus, "Ribbons of Red and Blue," Children's Choir. PETTY SESSIONS.—The weekly Sessions were held on Wednesday morning at the Town Hall, the magistrates present being Mr E. r. Wynne (Mayor;, Ald. W. H. Palmer, Messrs J. D. Perrot, T. Griffiths, and J. Lewis. John Edwards Murphy, 1, Custom House-street Edgar Brady, 11, Mill-street and Walter Henry Belgrave, Mill Stores, Mill-street, were charged with having been drunk and dis- orderly on the highway in Mill-street on the 16th inst. Evidence was given by P.C.'s Rowlands and Griffiths, and defendants were fined 2s 6d and costs. The last named defendant was also charged with discharging a firearm on the highway at Trefechan, but in this case he was dismissed with a caution Thomas Lewis Charles, 17, Tyler's-terrace, Vauxhall, Bridge-road, Lambeth, London, milkman, who did not appear, was summoned for neglecting to main- tain his mother, Sarah Charles, who had become chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union. Evidence having been given by Mr J. J. Hughes, the Bench made an order for the payment of 2s weekly. NATURE NOTES. ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT. January 29th, Rooks building nests. February 10th, Snowdrops in blossom. 14th, Herons seen sitting, 16th, Coltsfoot in flower. Whitlow grass do. 11 (Reliable items of interest are invited.)
An Impudent Impostor. BEGGING BY MEANS OF A FALSE PETITION At the Police Station on Friday morning last, before Mr J. D. Perrott and Mr Thomas Griffiths, James Thompson, described as a clerk of Dublin, was charged with having begged for money by means of a false petition,on February 14th.—The petition was alleged to have been written at the Brewery, Trefechan, and signed by Alderman David Roberts. There was also a list of subscriber's including the leading men of the town, at the end, the subscriptions received amounting to over S2. In the petition it was stated that the defendant's horse had been killed a few days previous, and that he wanted mony so as to be able to buy another horse to enable him to follow his employment; and that his eldest son was out in the Transvaal.—Mr Edwin Morris, Waterloo Hotel, one of the sub- scribers, stated that on Thursday morning he was in his room, when a servant brought the petition produced, and said that a man wanted to see him. He went down and saw the accused at the door, who said his name was Harries, that he came from Llanon, and that he was haulier with Mr Powell, Nanteos. Witness told him that it was strange that he had not seen him before, and accused replied that he knew witness very well. Witness gave him two shillings. If it had not been for the petition he would not have given him anything.- Mr D. J. Roberts, son of Aid David Roberts, on examining the petition, said it had neither been written or signed by his father. The man had not been connected in any way with the firm, nor had be been there. He could not have seen Mr Roberts, as he bad not been out of doors lately. Nothing had been given by the firm to the defendant.—Alder- man W. H. Palmer, Queen's Hotel, stated that ac- cused came into the Belle Vue, and handed wit- ness the petition. He read it over, and seeing that it was signed by Alderman David Roberts, and that there were names of many persons whom he knew on it, he ordered the book-keeper to give the man two shillings. He would certainly have not given anything if it was not for the petition. P.C. Rowlands said that about 4.30 on Thursday after- noon he met prisoner coming out of Captain Cosens' mansion at Bronpadarn, Llanbadarn. He asked him for his petition, and defendant handed it to him. He apprehended the accused, and brought him to the Police Station at Aberystwyth, and charged him with begging money by means of a false petition. In reply, defendant said he was guilty.-Defendant again admitted the offence and said he had nothing to say.—The Bench, after a short deliberation, committed the defendant to gaol for three months with hard labour.—Alderman Palmer remarked that the habit of begging money by exhibiting false petitions was becoming very prevalent in Aberystwyth. The public must take that case as a warning, and no notice should be taken of such petitions in future without consulting the police.
University College of Wales Aberystwyth. DEBATING SOCIETY.The weekly meeting of the Short Course students was held on Monday night, February 18th, Mr D. D. Williams presiding. Very interesting and instructive papers were read by the following members on the customs which govern farming in their respective counties:—John Ellis, for Cardiganshire; Lawton, Staffordshire; W. L. Williams, Pembrokeshire R. P. Jones, Car- marthenshire; J. Price, Shropshire; Roberts, Merion- eth Bennett, Montgomery. All spoke highly of the papers read, many of which dealt very fully with the rotations, agreements, and systems of stock raising in the different counties. Mr D. D. Williams having to leave early, Mr W. H. Jones took the chair for the remainder of the evening, and the meeting terminated with the usual vote of thanks to the readers of the papers and chairmen. APPOINTMENT.—Mr A. Hopwood, Madeley Heath Farm, Staffordshire, who was recently appointed Farm Manager at the Cheshire Dairy Institute out of a large number of candidates, was formerly a student in the Agricultural Department of the Uni- versity College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and it appears to have been this fact that determined the election in hisfavourfor all the candidates possessed fairly good practical experience, and Mr Hopwood was not kndwn to any of the coni mittee. He joined the short cotirse for farmers with a scholarship from the Staffordshire County Council and afterwards returned to the advanced short course and proved himself a very able student on both occasions. Mr Hopwood who was secretary for the Staffordshire branch of the College Agricultural Society, has taken part in the Society's competitions and has throughout maintained a keen interest in its success. CONCERT.—The Short Course students held their first concert on Thursday night, February 14th Prof. J. A. Murray presiding. Mr T. Beynon opene the concert to a crowded room by singing Bugaid Hafod v Cwm in grand style which was encredl Mr Pugh Jones followed and Mr Solloway recited, Uncle going to hang a picture," which was well received. Mr Allen gave a banjo solo, also encored. Alr J. H. Evans sang I'm a plumber," and Mr P. Schweicher give a violin solo in good style. Mr D. Hughes sang Poor, old Jeff," and Mr T. Beynon and W. Davies sang a duet which was encored. D. Thomas, D. Gwyn Anthony, and W. Davies followed with songs, after which Wr W. H. Jones sang the "Topical" and was encored. Mr E. Watkins was the accompanist. A vote of thanks was accorded Prof. J. A. Murray for presiding, and to the accompanist and it terminated by singing the National Anthem.
LLANRHYSTYD. OBITGARY.-The death took place on Tuesday, the 11th inst. of Mr. Jonathan Jones, Cefnmabws, a well 5 known and highly esteemed farmer in this neighbour- ( hood. Deceased wlto was in his 72 vear was about ( retiring, and intended going to live at Aberystwyth, where is son Mr. Jonathan Jones is senior scholar at the County School. He was a faith member with the Dalvanistic Methodits, and lielcl the office of a deacon. rlic funeral took place on Thursday, and was largely < ittended.
THE KINO AND ABEIiYSTW YTH. His Majesty the King will ever be closely connected with Aberystwyth and, through Aberystwyth,with the Welsh people at large for it was at that town but a few summers ago that His Majesty linked himself with those associations which will, io- all time, have a hallowed place in tho noblest traditions of our nation. On a bright and memorable day in June, 1896, all the men of light and leading of gallaot little Wales foregathered, at Aberystwyth to witness the realization of their hearts'desire in the culmination of that great movement when the work of generations was crowned by the formation of the Welsh University. The event was celebrated in a manner truly worthy of the occasion and the proceedings were graced with the pre- sence of the King and (lueen-the then Jfrince and .Princess or Wales- His Majesty being installed the first Chancellor of the new University. On that day everything seemed to conspire to make the event auspicious, and it was soon common knowledge that their Majesties were delighted with their visit. Bearing in mind these facts and being struck with the coincidence that the Proclamation of His Majesty as King Edward VII. was made at Aber- ystwyth on the very site of his Installation as Chancellor of the Welsh University; we took the liberty of sending His Majesty a copy of this journal with a finely-printed photo- graphic supplement of the proclamation ceremony, together with an expression of the hope that the scene might serve to recall a pleasant moment in His Majesty's memory. By return of post we received the following acknowledg- ment, addressed to the EDITOR of THE WELSH GAZETTE," Aberystwyth :— Marlborough House, Pall Mall, S.W. Sir Francis Knollys is com- manded by the King to achnoioledge the Editor's communication of the 12th instant with enclosures, and to thank him for the same.
LLANFARIAN. LETTER FROM THE WAB.—Mr D. Jones, Trefedlyn, Llanfarian, has received an interesting letter from Private J. Mears, E. Co. 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, now in South Affrica. The letter was written on the veldt, near Potchefstroom, on Jan. 16th last. Private Mears aays he has had a bad attack of fever, but managed to get over it. He had not seen a Post Office since Oct. 25th last. They had not had a big battle since his previous letter, but they had made skirmishes with the Boers almost every day. His Company occupied an isolated position. They were about 100 men, with a few horsemen and one big gun. They were holding a pass or drift across the river Vaal, so that the enemy could not come across into the Transvaal. There were about 700 of them on the other side, and they were expecting to be attacked every day. They (the British), however, were well entrenched, and had been building trenches for the last six weeks. So if they attacked or tried to come across the river the Boers would get a warm reception. If they did attack .with a strong force there was no doubt it would be a hard fight, but their orders were to hold the place; and he had not a bit of doubt that E. Co. of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers would hold it or leave every man of them dead or wounded. He prayed to God, however, that this would never happen, and as he had been in so many hot places during the war, and had excaped free, he somehow fancied he would see old England again. Referring to alleged outrages on Boer women and other atrocities by British soldiers, Private Mears tells his friends not to believe anything of the sort. He had seen hundreds of Boer woman turned from their farms, and he bad had a nasty job of turning them out. But it could not be helped in time of war, as the Boers used the houses for tiring on our men. He had never seen any woman treated with anything but respect.
LLANILAR. GAINING STEADILY.—The "Welsh Gazette." SAINT HILARY'S CHEST.—Read the article in another column. OLD PROVERBS REVISED. The early house-wife catches the water. Early to bed and early to rise. Off to the pistyll everyone hies. AN UNUSUAL SIGHT.-Tlie boat for the Viearage lake attracted a great deal of notice as it passed throught the village last week, as a boat at the quiet rural place is a very rare Sight. THE MONTHLY MEETING AND COMPETITIVE MEETING. —The Aprol C.M. Monthly Meeting is to be held this year at Llanilar; and threatens to clash with the children's annual festival. It is to be hoped, how- ever, that if Good Friday be chosen for the "preaching dav" that it will not be allowed to interfere with the children's tea, even if it deprives them of their com- petitive meeting. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION AND LLANILAR BRIDGE.— A correspondent signing himself "A Farmer," writes as follows anent the above. One hears a great deal from time to time about the delay in connection with erecting the new bridge but if they wish to make their complaints heard and attended to, now is their oppor- tunity. Let them demand from the candidate for the membership a pledge that he will through good or evil report hammer away at the subject until the Local Government Board is compelled to move in the matter. LLANILAR AND BRONANT MAIL. When first the postal arrangements between these two places were established, a village lad sufficed to do all that was neccessary, but as letters and parcels increased a pony was requisitioned into the service, and this again proving inadequate, a neat looking yellow trap of special make was introduced last week in order to cope with the present and increasing requirements. The "Bronant postman," Mr James Williams, who by the way has held that post some ten or fifteen years and has earned the coveted good conduct bar or stripe, is very proud of his hew "mail cart." TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—Last Friday the scholars of the Church Sunday School and those of the day school had their annual tea and entertainment, which, owing to the measles had been postponed a month or six weeks. The tables were supplied and presided over by ladies connected with the Llanilar and Khostie Churches, and the bairns and everyone enjoyed themselves greatly. In the evening a mis- cellaneous programme was gone through, including songs, recitations, phonograph recital, and magic lantern entertainment. The last named depicting memorable scenes in the life of our late beloved sovereign, and was manipulated by Mr. Jones, Schoolmaster. Where all did their part so well, it would be invidious on our part to pick and select, it will suffice to say that it was a decided success. The meeting was ably presided over by the Vicar, Mr. Lloyd.
TREGARON. CHURCH COUNCIL—The third meeting of the Council was held on Monday, the 18th inst., at 8 p.m. in the vestry. Present; The Vicar (in the chair); Messrs "John Jones, Berwyn Villa, and John Jones. Brenig Villa (churchwardens) C. Le Brum Powell and H. R. Roberts (sidesmen) Miss S. A. Jones, Brenig House, Miss A. Jones, Brenig Villa, and Messrs Joseph Edwards, John Jones, Crown, Evan J. Evans, and W. J. Waterhouse (hon. iec.).-TI-ie minutes of the last meeting and of thne committee meeting were read and confirmed.—Mr Powell proposed, and Mr John Jones, Crown, seconded, that the committee on the tower meet m Monday, February 25th, at 7 p.m. in the vestry, jach member to make a list of those persons to whom he proposes to send the appeal, in order to ivoid overlapping. Carried unanimously.—The Vicar moved that the thanks of the Council be iccordod to Mrs Powell and Miss JÚHL Powell, sunny Hill, Miss Williams, Stanley House, and Miss Lewis, Emporium, for their kindness in dressing the Church in mourning on the death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Mr Waterhouse seconded the motion, and Ir. John Jones, Crown. also referred in terms of warm appreciation to the services of the ladies in question. The motion was unanimously carried.—On the motion of Mr H. R. Roberts, seconded by Mr Powell, the Vicar and churouwardens were empowered to dispose of the mourning materials after April 6th as might seem fit to them.—The Vicar reported that lie and Mr John Jones, Berwyn Villa, had visited the members of the Council who were absent from the last meet- ing, with the result that the subscriptions promised had risen to the sum of £27 3s.—The meeting closed at ten minutes to nine.
BORTH. MARITIME.—Mr. David Hughes Richards, London Place, has been successful in passing his examination qualifting him to hold his position of second mate. ENLISTMENT.—Mr. William Phillips, Beechgrove, has enlisted in the 3rd Hussars. He is now under- going training at Canterbury. The regiment at the present stationed in Tulia. OBITUARY.—On Monday afternoon the death took place suddenly of Miss Margaret Jones, Bardsey View, at the age of 78 years. EISTEDDFOD.The third Eisteddfod of "Urdd y Delvn was held at the Wesleyan Chapel, Feb. 18th. At 7 o'clock Mr. W. H. Ody, Butcher, took the Chair. The adjudicators were—Singing, Mr. J. A. Thomas, Borth, Board School. Recitations. &c., Rev. Charles Evans, Libanus, Borth. The following is the pro- gramme of the eveningOpening song by Ada Louisa Hughes "Urdd y Delyn," Choir joining in the Chorus Speech by the Chairman. A very interest- ing drama, called "Priodas y Rhosa'rLili," composed by Mr. R. Enrog Jones, Borth. The characters were— The Rose, David John Humphreys. The Lily, Vida Elaine Jones. "DuwiesyGwanwyn," Mary Margaret Williams. "Duwies yr Haf," Margaret Ellis. Duwies Cariad," Jane Adela ne Phillips. Duwies Gobaith," Jane Hughes. Brenin y Dydd," Rowland James Williams. "Brenhines yr Awel," Annie Mary Williams. "Yr Fhedydd," Tomy Richards. "Y Fwyalchen," Jane Alice Williams. "Yr Eos," Mary Ethel Simon. Recitations under 10 years of age, first prize, Rowland Hugh Ellis, second prize, David John Humphreys; singing ender 10 years of age, first prize, Rowland Hugh Ellis, second prize, Maggie Jenkms recitations under 16 years of age, first prize, Jane Adelaine Phillips, second prize, Margaret Ellis; singing under 16 years of age, first prize Margaret Ellis, second prize, Jane Hughes; Impromter speech, Mr. Ellis, Penybont; quartetta, Thomas John Williams anp party; a dialogue "Yr Ysgol Sul," was recited ,o by Misses Lizzie Williams and Annie Evans. A vote of thanks was given to the Chairman and the Adjudicators for their kind and appreciated services; and also to Mrs. Pnillips, Resolute House for making the Rossetts for the Eisteddfod. The meeting was closed with a song by Sarah Price Ellis. A very congregation attended, and the Eisteedfod turned out a perfect success.
MACIIYNLLETH. SHOOTING COMPETITION.—The weekly volun- teers shooting competition was held on Saturday when there were nineteen competitors. The spoons were won by Sergeant-instructor Wilson, 59; Pvtes Phillips, 47 and Hughes 45 both from Aberyst- wyth. The distances were 200 and 600 yards. AGRICULTURAL SHOW.—On Wednesday after- noon Mr R. Gillart presided over a meeting of the Show Committee, when there were present Alder- man G. W. Griffiths, Dr Evans, and Mr Ryder. LI uiwrin, Mr Edward Hughes, Mr Carruthers, and Messrs J. Lewis and T. Parsons, secretaries. It was decided on the motion of Dr Edwards, seconded by Mr Ryder, to hold the show at the end of August next. Mr E. Hughes proposed that the best thanks of the meeting be given to the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry for the use of the ground, and to express the hope that the same favour would be granted the Committee for the next show. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—At a meeting of Liberals held on Monday evening last, Mr Richard Rees, the present member for the district on the Montgomeryshire County Council, gave a very full and lucid account of the work of the Council during the past three years. Mr Rees showed himself to be familiar with all the details of the county body, and his remarks gave great satisfac- tion to the meeting. A very hearty vote of thanks was afterwards tendered him for his valuable services. On the motion of Mr W. M. Jones, seconded by Rev D. H. Hughes, it was unanimously resolved that Mr Rees be again nominated to con- test the seat at the forthcoming election. The other probable candidate is Mr Evan Reese, Mount Pleasant. VOLUNTEERS.—On Saturday last the volunteer company attended at the Drill Hall, when the special Army Order was read. The company was afterwards entertained to luncheon by Dr. A. O. Davies at the Lion Hotel. Dr Davies proposed the toast of the King and Royal Family, which was drunk with musical honours. The toasts of the Ministers and Clergy," Arnjy, Navy, and Aux- iliary Forces," and Host and Hostess were also honoured. During the evening, songs were sung by Sergt Joseph Jones, Sergt Sadleir, Sergt Evans and party, Privates P. Hughes, G. F. Roberts, and Mr J. Watkin Jones. Sergt-Instructor Wilson gave selections on the flute, accompanied on the piano by Private Cule. GUARDIANS AND RURAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS.— There will be several contests in connection with these forthcoming elections. There will be an election in the Towyn district, the retiring mem- bers being Messrs W. Jones, Henry Jones, R. Mor- gan, J. Owen, and Meredith Jones. Elections for councillors will take place at Caereinion, Pennal, and Scuborycoed. The member for Caereinion is dead, Mr David Evans represents Pennal, and Mr W. Evans Scuborycoed. One of the chief questions which the new councillors will have to face will be the proposal of the Cambrian Railways Company to construct a fixed bridge instead of a drawbridge across the Dovey River near Glandovey Junction. CEMETERY BOARD.—The annual meeg of the Cemetery Board took place on Friday afternoon last in the Graig Chapel. Mr R. Rees, J.P., pre- sided, and there were also present the Rev Josiah Jones (treasurer), Mr J. Thomas (secretary), Messrs E. Ll. Evans, Ed. Breeze, J. M. Breeze, Hugh Thomas, E. Wnion Evans and R. Owen. The treasurer presented his report for the year which showed that the receipts amounted to £73 Is 10d, and expenditure P,6 13s 6d, leaving a balance of £ 66 8s 4d. Mr E- Ll. Evans was appointed auditor of the accounts, and it was decided to put a new door on the lodge. Application was received from the Wesleyan body to join the Board, and it was resolved that they should be permitted to have full advantage of the privileges enjoyed by the Board, and would be allowed a representative upon com- pletion of agreement. THE CbUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr Meyler presided over a non-controversial meeting of the School Literary and Debating Society on Monday night when Mr E. R. Vaughan read a paper on Some of the wonder- ful Discoveries and Inventions of the past Century." He confined himself to the consideration of a few common, but most wonderful electrical inventions making mention of Telegraphy and its various stages of speedy evolution from the Corris type single wire depending on mother earth for its completion of of the circuit to the almost incredible phenomenon of two opposite messages being sent contemporeously along the same wire. He called attentton to the onward path of the telephone from that of the schoolboy's piece of apparatus which was simplicity itself—two pierced boxes which had completed their time in the service of Dandelion Coffee joined together by a variegated string also commandeered to the great telephonic cable stretching from Chicago to New York. He was very cautious in speaking of the burning hairpin in a bottle" lest he should be committed for contempt of council inasmuch: as that august body has not yet [delivered judgment thereon, but one of the speakers in dis- cussing the paper pointed out that electric light possesses one decided advantage over gas for street lighting.since all the electric lamps be can put out together exactly at ten o'clock. The phonograph, said the speaker, is perhaps what seems the most won- derful to men wholly ignorant of the triumphs of science, as is readily seen by the fat harvest reaped by the penny-in-the-slot man and the public enter- tainers of those deserted villages called the water- ingplaces of West Wales. Mr Meyler complimented E. R. Vaughan on his interesting and lucid paper and when a few of the members had offered gentle comment on it, Mr Richard Hughes came forward to read a paper on Wales and the Welsh in the Reign of Henry IV." In the course of a paper of all absorbing interest bristling with facts of deep local interest he mentioned the great Pennal Despatch of Owen Glyndwr, wherin the guerilla leader de- manded a separate Welsh Church, with the Church of St. David's to supplant Canterbury, and two Welsh Universities one for North and one for South Wales. The landing of the French at Mil- ford, the capture of Haverfordwest, the sack of Car- marthen Castle, the fall of the Saxon garrisons at Harlech and Aberystwyth on account, of red tapeism at'the admir;alty,"gf the time, have all added lustre to the name of Owen Glyndwr, Royal House. Penrallt Street, Maglona, North Wales, &c. Mr Evans ex- pressed a wish that we had a School Magazine for the publication of these interesting papers. A member of the root and branch party commenting on the paper suggested that the fabulous tunnel leading to Pennal should immediately be searched for with a view to the discovering of arms and documents to be presented to those who say Wales has no history, and to those who wish to :make bricks without straw. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.' On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, prese-,it,-M,r Davitf Evans, chairman Mr E, M. Jones, vice-chairman Messrs J. Hughes Jones, Thomas Jones, Richard Morgan (Towyn), Edward Hughes, Humphrey Jones, William 'Evans, Richard Gillart, John Owen, John Rowlands, Richard Hughes, Ellis Hughes, Rufus Owen, with David Evans, clerk, and the Relieving Officer. STATISTICS. Out-relief administered during the past fortnight, per William Jones, Pennal district. P,34 to 108 paupers Machv»lleth district, per John Jones, L25 to 139 paupers; per David Howell, £ 40 to 280. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the house was 26; last year corresponding period,- 26. The conduct of the inmates was generally good. There were no cases of infectious disease. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. A letter received by the Chairman from the King acknowledging the vote of sympathy with the Royal Family passed by the Board was read. It was decided that the letter be framed and carefullji kept. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from the Hunslet Union referring to the rating of licensed property. The following resolution was enclosed,—" That in the opinion of Guardians of this Union the system under which the tenants of licensed property are required to pay the whole of the local rates assessed in respect thereof, notwithstanding that the rateable value of such property has been, in many cases, enhanced solely through the: option of breweries in buying licensed premises so as to secure the trade for themselves, is both inequitable and unjust, that it is desirable that the rating Acts should be so amended as to provide that under such circumstances, the rates should he apportioned between, the tenant and landlord, the tenant pay the rates on an assessment basis upon the amount of his rent and the landlord the remainder, and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Local Government Board, the Poor Law Association, and the local members of Parliament, and to every Board of Guardians in England and Wales, and this they be asked to give the matter their support."—As it would not amend the cause of the tenants in that district, no acction was taken in the matter. TANK OF THE WORKHOUSE.—A communication was received from the Local Government Board with reference to th3 tank at the workhouse which was alleged to contain refuse and slops. The letter was considered in committee, and a Committee consisting of the Chairman, Messrs Edward Hughes. Evans, Gillart, and James, were appointed to consider the matter, and report to the Board. m" SYMPATHY.—I he Lord. Lieutenant, Sir vv at km Wil- liams Wynn, wrote stating that a meeting would he held at Welshpool on Thursday, to pass a vote of sympathy with the Royal Family. The Clerk, Mr. John Rowlands, and Mr. R. Gillart, were appointed to represent the Board at the meeting.
DINAS MAWDBWY. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—A meeting of the Liberal party was held on Friday last to select a candidate for the Merionethshire County Council. The Rev. R. E. Davies presided, and Mr. H. P. Jones, of Tvnyceunant, Llanymawddwy, was unanimously selected. Mr. J. H. Bullock, the present member, is also well supported, and has been nominated as a candidate for re-election. He will probably Jfight as an independent candidate. At the Aberangell end of the division, a large number are in favour of Mr. E. H: Davies of Aberangell.
LLWYNGWRIL. COUNTY COUNCIL.—A public meeting of the rate- payers of Llangelynin was held on Monday evening at the Board School, Mr R. Foulkes Jones presided, and there was a fair attendance. The Chairman said a letter had been handed to him signed by the Secretary of the Arthog Liberal Association. As this was a meeting of the ratepayers irrespective of party it was resolved that the letter be not read. The Chairman proposed that a letter be sent to Capt Kirkby, the present County Councillor, thanking him for his past services, sympathising with him in his weakness after the severe wound he received at Haamans Kraal, and hoping that he will soon be restored to complete strength and health. This was seconded and carried unani- mously. Mr William Owen, Caedu, proposed that Mr Kirkby be again adopted a candidate. Mr Cadwaladr Roberts, Ynysfaig, said that he should not like it to be thought that he was in any way against Capt Kirkby. There were many matters of importance in connection with the parish to come soon before the County Council, especially the over-assessment of the parish for county rate pur- poses, and it was imperative that their representa- tive should be present when these matters were discussed. Would the state of" Capt Kirkby's health allow of this 1 Mr Ellis Williams. Bwlch- gwyn, spoke to the same effect. The Chairman read a very hopeful letter recently received from Capt Kirkby, and said that he believed he could answer from his knowledge of him that he would at once resign if he found that he could not attend to the duties of the office. Mr Hugh Lewis, Rola, seconded the adoption of Capt. Kirkby in a very eulogistic speech. The Chairman put it to the meeting, and it was carried unanimously. The nomination paper was then signed by the required number of electors, and the usual vote of thanks to the chairman brought the proceedings to a close.
DOLGELLEY. SALEM.—On Thursday night the Rev. John Davies, Bontddu, and Mr. Evan Jones, Arthog, the visitors appointed by the Monthly Meeting to superintend the election of officers, attended the church meeting at Salem. The attendance of members was very good. At the end it was announced that the following brethren had been chosen.—Messrs Rowland Wil- liams, Joseph Roberts, O. D. Roberts, W. G. Jones, and R. C. Evans. PRESENTATION,—At the end of the Sunday School at Salem on Sunday afternoon, a good edition of the Connexional Hymn and Tune Book was presented to Mr. John Williams, Prudental Assistant Superinten- dent, on the occasion of his removal from town. The presentation was made, on behalf of the Sunday School children by Miss Maggie Jones, Eldon Row, Messrs Edward Williams and J. Meyrick Jones spoke highly of Mr. Williams' services while staying in jjoigeiiey. FUNERAL OF MR. W. O. WILLIAMS.-Tlie funeral of Mr. W. O. Williams, whose lamentable death we recorded last week took place at the Nonconformist Cemetery on Thursday. At 1.30 p.m. a memorial service was held at dethel, where Mr. Williams was a faithful deacon. The Rev. Evan Roberts presided. The Rev. R. R. Williams, M.A., Towyn, read portions of Scripture, and the Rev. Hugh Roberts, Brithdir, led in prayer. Short addresses were then given by the President, Mr. Edward Griffith, J.P., the Rev. R. Morris, M.A., B.D., Pastor of the Church, and Messrs R. Mills, and W. Evans, two officers of the church. They spoke very highly of Mr. Williams' character and work, and deplored the great loss the church and the town had sustained in his removal. Several hymns were sung, and the service was terminated with prayer by the Rev. E. Jones Edwards. At the house the sad procession halted on its way to the Cemetery, and the Rev. John Davies, Bontddu, engaged in prayer. The body was taken by bearers towards the Cemetery, where the Rev. R. Morris, B.D., read portions of Scripture, and the Rev. John Williams, B.A, offered prayer. A large gathering of friends from far and near attended the funeral, and it was evident that a good man, and a man respected of all, was that day laid to rest. THE FliEr: LIBRARY —The Library Authority met at the Shire Hall on Tuesday evening last week with Mr. T. P. Jones Parry in the chair, to consider the e Report, of the Sub-Committee. The Committee recommended that the Library be removed from its present premises, and that 3, Crosby Buildings be taken on lease, so as to secure the use of three rooms for the purposes of a Reading Room and Library and recreation. The other rooms to be sublet to the Caretaker and Librarian. Eight members of the Committee had expressed their willingness to become guarantors for the full amount of the rent. A long discussion ensued on the report, especially on the recommendation to provide a recreation or billiard room. Ultimately it was agreed that the Library Authority take from the Members of the Committee three rooms on the condition that the Committee will not put up a billiard table in the other room without the sanction of the Library Authority. Mosts of the members present entered their names as Guarantors. A meeting was also held on Monday evening this week, when the Committee reported oil the progress of the work. It was decided to advertize for a tenant who will be Caretaker and Librarian. PETTY SESSIONS. On Tuesday, before the Rev E. T. Watts, M.A., C. E. Munro Edwards, J. E. Jones, R. E. Ll. Richards R. Wrynn Williams, Thomas Edwards, and J. E. Bayley, Esqrs. SELLING DRINK TO A DRUNKEN PERSON. Mr John Sheriff Roberts, of the Golden Lion Royal Hotel, was charged by P.S. Richard Owen, with selling drink to a drunken person, viz., Lewis Ellis, of Aberllefeny, on the 2nd inst. Mr Guthrie Jones ap- peared to prosecute on behalf of the Police, and Mr A. J. Hughes defended. The first case on the Court Sheet was a charge against Lewis Ellis* for being drunk on licensed premises. Mr A. J. Hughes raised an objection to proceed against L. Ellis first, and asked the Bench to hear the charge against the licensee, and the Bench consented. Sergeant Owen deposed that at 9.30 p.m. on the 2nd inst, he saw Lewis Ellis coming out of the taproom of the hotel very drunk, and was assisted to the door by another person. Sergeant Owen went into the tap-room and asked illiss Davies, the barmaid, if she had served him with drink, to which she replied, "Yes. I served him with one drink." He then asked her what she had supplied him with. She replied she could not remember, site having served several others at the same time. The Sergeant then left the house and ou getting into the ro.id Lewis Ellis fell to the ground on his face. Sergeant Owen went into the house a second time and asked Mr Wootton, the manager, if he could speak to him for a minute. He (Mr Wootton) carne out and his attention was called to the state of Lewis Ellis, who was still on the ground. Mr Wootton said that Ellis must be "boozed." The Sergeant then took Ellis to the Police Station. Mr Wootton followed shortly and said, "Well, Sergeant, my barmaid informed, me that this man has not been served in my house.' He also asked Ellis several questions, and Ellis in his replies said that he had had many drinks in his house. HeTore leaving the Police Station Mr Wootton ad- mitted to Sergeant Owen that he had seen Ellis drink a glass of beer after dinner, and on being questioned as to the time, said it was 9 p.m. and again made the remark thathe was boozed and very likely had been drinking all day without having any food. At this stage of the evidence Mr A. J. Hughes said that he did not want to waste the time of the Court, and repeat the same evidence over and over ag:iiii, ;tiid admitted that Ellis had n served with drink in the tap-room by Miss I)av, the barmaid. Miss Davies was then called, andmitted having served Edis with drink, and statedat he walked in quite straight, and that he nefl suspected that there was anything wrong with n, and that her instructions from her master wt not, to serve drunken persons with any drinkfhe Bench then retired, and after some absence retted intft Court, and the Oliairman announced that %• had gm-n the case every .consideration and that tl were i s P, eti that the case had been fully provetaml fined the defendant TS5 plus costs. The charge against Lewis Ellis foci ng (lrunk on licensed premises was withdrawn bjajor Best, the Chief Constable. ÐlnJNK AND DISORDER David Roberts, of Dinas Mawddv was charged by P.C. Morgan Jones, with the ab8 offence, and was fined 2s 6d and 10s 6d costs. APPLICATION FOR TRANJR. W. Williams, George Hotel, Penmtpool, applied for the transfer of the license froms name to Mr Ambrose Oakes Roberts. The ^ik-vtuin was granted. URBAN DISTRICT COHlL. The ordinary fortnightly meeting' the Council was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesdapcbruary 19, at 7.30 p 111. Present, Messrs E. Vine Williams (chairman) John Edwards (vice chain), Ellis Wil- Tiams, D. Meredith, Edward Williams. Richards, E. W. Evans, J. Griffiths, J. E. Jones, Davies, with Messrs W. Jones (surveyor), and li arnett (assis- tant elerk). THE RAILWAY COMPANLL The Clerk read letters from the Raiay Companies in reply to the communication sent fil the Council regarding the approaches to the stati. The Cam- brian Railway Authorities stated thtwere in com- munication with the Great Western o., who were responsible for the arrangements. Thrreat Western Co., in their reply said jthat the matt should have their attention. Mr Edward Williams stated that tl G. W. R. Co. had sent one of their officers down t(ook into the matter, and although he did not meetie Committee appointed by the Council, he had broht before his lm attention the improvements and exteions suggested at the last meeting of the Council-riie Company £ were prepared to make arrangements prevent such ( crush as occurred on New Year's Dato occur any ( more, but as to the erection of nevk)latforrn, &c., the Officer could say nothing at preser No doubt an 1 engineer would be sent down. AN EARLY CATTLE TRAI A letter from Mr Denniss was read itting that the question of running an early cattle tin from Tal- sarnau and intermediate stations vdd have the consideration of the Company, andiat he would further communicate with the Counc CASTLE INN. A letter was read from the owner tting that the improvements at the Castle Inn woulde carried out. PUBLIC LIGHTING. Mr John Griffith called attention the fact that the lights at Penuchardre, were putmt too early according to their contract with the as Co. One night last week they were put out.t 10.15 p.m., while if he was not mistaken they we not to be put out until 11. He proposed that aetter be sent to the Gas Co. asking them for an exp tation. The Clerk said that they had an undetanding with Mr Woodford that they could start at0,45 so as to enable them to finish at 11.15. Mr E. W. Evans said they were to stz, according to the contract with the lamp at the corniin town. Mr J. Griffith said that ought to beo, as a pro- tection to the ratepayers. They wouldmow then if they were put out at the proper time. REMOVAL OF A LAMP. Mr Edward Williams said that MftValker was willing to let them put the lamp up onhe corner in Green Lane. Several of ithe fmembers said that; was on the other side, on the Lion Hotel side the lap was to be put up, and the matter was referred to le Lighting Committee. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor read a list of owners of Jors or gates opening to the street contrary to the prtision of the bye-law. Great amusement was caied by the reading of the list, as it contained tll Surveyor's own name, ac well as the Chairman's nue and two other Councillors present. The Chairman asked if any memb had any suggestion as to the way they should deiwith these cases. He wished to state that some f the doors complained of had been sanctioned by,he Council when the plans were submitted to them. The Clerk .said that the Council haqio right to sanction anything which was against t law, and proceeded to read Section 71 which dtlt with the matter. Mr J. Edwards thought they could leMthe matter for the present, as there seemed to be nQrgent case. When such cases arose they could deal wh them at the time. He thought that perhaps the ost urgent case was that of Mr J. Williams's place Penbryn, which was the first to be brought before ie Council. The Surveyor stated that in that case here were many other complaints made by resides near the place, such as the habit of washing the ciriages and leaving them out in the streets. The Chairman thought it would be bettr to send a letter to all concerned calling their alteiion to the provisions of the Act. Mr E. W. Evans wished to add the metion of the risk they were running, and calling their.tention to their responsibility if any accident liappned. This was agreed to. The Surveyor submitted a plan sent t him of a stable proposed to be erected at the back i the Stag Inn, with his report thereon. It was ecided to return the plan with the Surveyor's Hort to the owner. The Surveyor stated that they had md a great quantity of stones in improving the streets-they had already exceeded their allowance, but thre was a portion of the street by Arran Bridge wich badly wanted improving. Mr. Edward Williams said that he belief it was stated in their contract with the Tonfannoi Quarry Co., that the stones were to be two inch ube. As far as he could see that contract was not adered to. Some of the stones were considerably laver than that—somewhat between 6 and 12 inch. At least some of them were like bricks. He propped that the Surveyor notified this)to the Company.tojthe Surveyor's question, he proposed that they oder 160- tons more to complete the repair of the Strets, bdt that the stones were to be no more than 2 inh cube. This was carried. The Surveyor called attention to the iouse of J. Jones, Mason Place, which was one of tin special cases reported upon by the Medical Officr o Health some time ago. He had been informed lat the house was going to be let to a family of six, ad none of the alterations recommended had been cared out. It was decided to call the attention of th owner to the matter. Another case was the old building by th Police Station. Nothing had been done, although th owner had promised to do something. It was deided to send to him again, insisting on the ordei of the Council. Another matter in the Surveyor's Report as the case of R. Parry, one of the Council's workmn. He was ill, and jbe had paid him half his wags, and asked if he was to continue to do so. Mr. R. Richards said he believed he had cotracted the illness by doing work for the Council duing the recent flooding of the drains. He thought to Jay him half his wages. Mr. J. Griffith called attention to the iced of supplying the three workmen of the Councl with proper oil clothing. On the suggestion it was agreed to put the natter on the Agenda for next meeting. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The following report of the Medical Offcer of Health was read ;— In compliance with your request the Smitary Inspector and I have again to-day inspecte< Plas- britl, which practically still remains in the sane un- satisiactorv condition as when I previously aborted upon it. One mild case of scarlet fever has Ixured at Hodlondeb since my last repoit. This h)use is roomy and capacious so that isolation and disinection can be more satisfactorily carried out here han in many other instances." THT: FREE LIBRARY. Mr Edward Williams asked whether they could have a report of the doings of the Library Autiority, and it was stated that a reportcould be prepaid for next meeting. THE LAND BY THE GASWORKS. The Clerk read a letter from Mr T. H. R)berts stating that he was prepared to give the Cotncil's price— £ 90 for the land. Mr Edward Williams proposed that the laid be sold at that price according to the conditions ci the sale. Mr J. Griffith seconded, and it was carried uiani- mouslv. Mr E. W. Evans said that he wished to make just one word of explanation as to the position of the Gas Company regarding this matter. It was bought on the understanding that the Gas Company would re- quire a portion of it, and at the commencement a letter had been sent to Mr Woodford asking if they could do anything and had any use for it. Mr Woodford replied in July, 1899, that they did not w*nt it. This showed that the Gas Company had had :he first chance, and were the first to refuse it. He oily wanted to give this word of explanation.
-r Glandovey Railway Bridge. IMPORTANT CONFERENCE AT MACHYNLLETH. On Wednesday afternoon an important conference of the representatives of different public bodies affected by the proposal of the Cambrian Railways Company to construct a fixed instead of a swing bridge over the river Dovey near Glandovey Junction was held at the Town Hall, Machynlleth The meeting had been convened by Aldeiman Richard Rees .J.P. Mr Forrester Addie, W elshpool, presided, The views of all the public bodies represented were taken, and the feeling was unanimous against the proposal to construct a fixed bri(Ige,-It, was eventu- ally decided that Mr Denniss, general manager of the Cambrian Railways Company, be asked to meet a committee at Machynlleth on Friday, March 8th, with the object of arriving at a satisfactory arrangement, and failing such an arrangement, that steps be taken to oppose the Bill in Parliament
London Letter. [FIWI OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. PARLIAMENT. The new Parliament has set, to work in earnest, and already three or four most important questions have been discussed at great length. Mr Joseph Walton has raised the China question, and Sir W. HarcOurt and others have made attacks upon the policy of the Government in the far East, but the eves of all of us are fixed not on China, but on the events which are passing in South Africa. The one clear note in all the Government speeches, is that the opponents of the war by their determined opposition have encouraged the Boers. MR. LLOYD GEORGE. Mr Lloyd George in his fine speech on Monday night provided the answer to this charge. He referred to the remarks made bv Lord Salisbury, who Mr.St. John Brodrick, > who com pal ed the war to the Confederate War of 1862 which lasted four years, and to the Cuban Campaign. The use of these ex- amples could afford nothing but U encouragement to the Boers, for they are relatively far better situated than either the Confederate Party in the United States or the Cubans. Mr = George's speech was scathing. He succeeded as on a previous occasion in making Joseph i jet up and leave his place. lhe irisn jheered him vociferously, and it was quite ilear that their brother Celt was giving roice their own feelings on the war. SCRUTATOR. I was present on Monday last at a lecture given by Scrutator, Mr j. M. Roberston, who has just returned from South Africa. His descriptions of the sights on the battle fields of Spion Kop were terrible, but the photographs shown were simply ghastly, and brought home the horrors of war in a way that no words could. The lecturer stated that he heard that Lord Roberts had ordered a lot of negatives of the Spion Kop fights to t be destroyed. There was exhibited a photo- graph of a long ditch in which 250 of our soldiers were buried, and a. terrible sight it was. The large audience present, which t must have numbered 1,500, was evidently much impressed, and a cordial vote of thanks was passed unanimously to the lecturer. This proves that feeling is gradually changing n even in the Metropolis. THE LIBERAL DAILY. Soon after the beginning of the new year n zn the Daily News abandoned its advocacy w of the South African War. It is now announced that for the four weeks ending Feb 9th the circulation was greater than that r of the preceding four weeks by over 10,000 a day. Granting that something must be allowed for the great public interest in recent events, still the statement is highly « interesting. Does not this signify a great change in the political barometer ?
Central Welsh Board. A meeting of the Executive was held at Shrewsbury, on Friday and Saturday, when Air. A.C.Huinpbi-tys-Owen, M.P., presided.— A letter was read from the Secretary of the Institute of Chartered Accounatnts, stating that the Council of the Institute had decided to accept the senior and honours certificates of the Board in lieu of their preliminary examination. It was decided that the Board's examiners in French should be instructed at the next annual examination to act in accordance with the decree recently issued by the Minister of Public Education in France. Examiners were appointed to conduct the examinations of the Board next summer. A communication was received from the Town Clerk of Cardiff containing a hearty invitation to the Central Welsh Board permanently to place the office of the Board in Cardiff, and offering-if the invitation were accepted—a site of a quarter of an acre in the Catbays Park, free of cost. The Committee resolved that their best thanks be conveyed to the Cardiff Corporation for the offer of a site, which offer will be laid before the Board at their next half- yearly meeting, which will be held at Llan- for the offer of a site, which offer will be laid before the Board at their next half- yearly meeting, which will be held at Llan- gollen on the 17th of May next.
Business Notices. L DAVID MORGAN, DRAPERY MILLINERY ESTABLISHMENT, -| G JPIER GTREET, ABERYSTWYTH.
Mr Alfred Thomas has, at the request or the county councils and other authorities of Wales, summoned a conference for Tuesday week to consider the desirability of starting a movement in favour of the introduction of the arms of the Principality into the Royal Standard. The invitations have been addressed to Welsh members of the House of Commons on both sides, and also to peers • who are interested more or less directly in Welsh affairs. jV'. Amongst the few Welsh members who secured a place in the rush for standing room jg&i.. in the House of Lords.on Thursday after- r noon, when the King's address was ready-3' were Colonel Pryce-Jones and Mr Ellis Jones Griffith, Mr Vaughan Davies and Mr Wynford Phillips. There was an un- seemly rush, during which one member had f his ribs crushed in, and another, somewhat more fortunate, escaped unhurt, but had to leave his top hat on the floor. The hon' member was ashamed to own his bell topper; for it lay on the floor of the House as flat a a pancake.
Births, marriages and Deaths. DEATHS. DAYIKS,— Feb. 18, at Comer ITonse, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth, John Richard, son, of Win. Davies, carrier, aged 20 months. EVANS.—Feb. 13, at Cambrian House, North-parade, Aberystwyth, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Evans, wool weaver, aged 81 years. EVANS.—Feb. 18, at Dolgerdynen, Llanbadarn, Jane,, widow of William Davies, 9ged 67 years. EVANS.—Jan. 2, at Ijangor.JVViscotisin, U.S.A., Mrs Evan Evans, native of Llanbrynmair, aged68 years. IICMI'HREVS. —Fetf. 1, at Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., Thomas, third son of the late John Humphreys,. M builder, aged 56 years. I i.ovD. — Jan. 7, at Williamsburg, U. S.'A., David Lloyd, native of Pant. Llanegryn, aged 89 years. M-ICHAKU—Feb. 13, at^32, North-parade, Aberystwyth,. Ann, widow.of David Michael, aged 81 years. '• WILLIAMS.— J^n. 9, at Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A., Mrs Ellen Williams, formerly of Bwlcligwyn, near, Barniout)). aged 71 years. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE. REES, at the "WELSH GAZETTE" Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, February 21.t, 1901. f