ABERYSTWYTH. Rural District Council. An ordinary meeting of this Council was held on Monday morning at the Board room, Union Work- house, when there were present Mr John Morgan, (chairman) Mr E. J. Evans Llangwyryfon (vice- chairman), Rev John Davies,and Mr Edward Jones Ceulanmaesmawr; Messrs Lewis Richards, and John Morgan, Cwmrheidol; Thomas Jenkins, and W. Morris, Cyfoethybrenin; J. B. Morgan, Cynnull- mawr Richard James, Henllys W. A. Miller, Issayndre; Richard Jones, Llanbadarn Upper; James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower David Morgan, and Thomas Powell, ijlanfihangel Upper Evan Richards, Llanfihangel Lower Daniel Morris and David Edwards, Llanilar John Jones, Mefenydd Thomas James, and Richard Davies, Trefeirig; Richard Thomas, Tirymynach and David Lloyd, Vaenor Upper; with Hugh Hughes (clerk), E. Llewelyn (assistant clerk), Joseph Hughes (in- spector), etc. CWMERFI^ ROAD. The Committee appoirted to inspect this road, which the Trefeirig Parish Council had asked should be taken over as a district road. presented their report. The road was now in a fair state of repair, and had been greatly improved since it was last visited by the Committee. The Committee ad- vised that the road be taken over by the District Council as soon as the small improvements that were pointed out at the time were carried out. Mr Edward Jones said the road could be placed in a satisfactory condition if one man was placed to work upon it for a week. On the proposition of Mr Richard James, it was -decided that the matter be left in abeyance until the next meeting, in order to seejwhether the speci- fied work would be carried out by then. TY CAM FOOTBRIDCE. Plans and estimates of a new footbridge at Ty Cam were presented by the surveyor. It was pro- nosed to make the new bridge a length of 112 feet and a width of 2 feet 6 inches. Mr Evan Richards proposed that the erection of a new bridge be postponed for two or three years, and that the present bridge be repaired and made safe for traffic. Mr Richards pointed out that at present there was no bridge across the river from Llanbadarn to Ponterwyd, and that when the Light Railway was constructed, a bridge, capable of carrying vehicular traffic, would, no doubt, be re- quired at this spot. Mr James Jones seconded. Mr Lewis Richards proposed that they proceed with the construction of a new bridge, stating that it was sadly needed. Mr Richard James proposed that the Council construct a new bridge and contribute one-third of the cost, the remainder of the cost to be contributed by the two parishes in which the bridge is situated. This latter proposition was carried. VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY. Letters were read from Sir J. W. Szlumper (engineer), and Mr Wood (secretary) of the Vale of Rheidol Light. Railway, thanking the Council for their permission to construct the railway level with the highway at such places as it was necess- ary to cross. POLLUTION OF THE YSTWYTH. The following letter was read from Mr Le Froy. manager of the Frongoch Mine:—" Your letter of February 28th came duly to hand, and we are very surprised at its tenour. When the inspector of nuisances ame last to the mine, we went over the ground wit.h him, and he agreed with us that the arrangements we are making now for conveying the waste on the heap outside is the best possible. Owing to the road being so near, we could only in- crease very slightly the capacity of the actual settling tanks, and your inspector thought with us that there would be no need in increasing these pits with the new arrangements. We are exper- iencing great difficulty in putting up this conveyor at wnich we have been working nine weeks, but I hope weshall succeed shortly in getting it alright. It is impossible to appreciate the situation without seeing the place, and if you are not satisfied with the opinion of the inspector—who agreed with our plans if I understood him well-we shall be very glad to discuss on the spot with anybody you would like to send. In fact, we have for a long time taken all steps that we thought practicable to pre vent injurious water finding its wjy to the river, but some time is required to get things into order. We are s^rry^sse that some people only see a small nuisance without-taking into oonsideration tbe great benefit resulting to the district from the mining operations, whih would, of course be finally stopped if the neighbours on all pretences interfere with the regular working of the plant.— This being a personal thought, which is not at all to the purpose, but which you will no doubt understand." The Inspector said he had visited the mine, and was fully of opinion that if the strap con/eyor was put to work, all cause of complaint would be re- moved. He dealt with the matter in his report. Further consideration of the communication was deferred until the inspector's report came to he con- sidered. MEDICAL OFFICERS' REPORTS. Dr J. E. Hughes, medical officer, presented his report upon the health and sanitary condition of the Rheidol and liar District, during the year 1900 The population according to last census was 6355. The total number of births registered was 148, of which 69 were males and 79 females, giving a birth rate of 23 2 per 1000 as against 237 for the year 1899. The deaths registered numbered 110. made up 58 males and 52 females. These figures Ciav" a death-rate of 17.3 per 1000 as against 15 8 for 1899 The mortality at all ages was as follows lrn<!er one year. 17 one year and under five, 5; five and under, 15,5; 15 and under 25, 7 25 and under 65, 35; 63 and upwards,41. The causes of death were as followsDiphiheria, 4; diarrhoea, 1; phihisis. 19; bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy, 18; heart disease, 12; injuries, 1; other diseases, 55. The number of cases of infectious diseases notified during the year were-scarlet fever, 8; diph- theria, 9. Three cases of scarlet fever occurred at Llwynbrain, in the parish of Llanfihangel-y-Crcu- ddyn, and five cases at Penywern in the same neighbourhood. The outbreak was traced to a person brought from London while in an infectious state. Two cases of diphtheria, which proved fatal occurred in the parish of Llanafan, probably brought to the neighbourhood by visitors from South Wales, who bad lately been suffering from the malady. No other cause could be assigned, as the houses were clean and well ventilated, the drainage good, and the water supply was analysed and found suitable for dietetic purposes. beven cases also occurred at Jvant vgorlan, ip the parish of Llanfihangel Upper, of which two proved fatal. On visiting the place. the house was found to be overcrowded. Notice was served upon the occupier to vacate the house as soon as the patients were in a fit state to be removed. In all cases strict isolation and disinfection were carried out, An epidemic of whooping cough broke out in the neighbourhood of Llanychaiarn and Capel Seiun, in conequence of which he schools were closed. Measles broke out in Llanilar at end of the year, and the school at this plar-e had also to be closed. The water supply at FentreUyn was nbw satisfactory, while that of Llanilar bad been for some time deficient. He was glad to state that a scheme, which be thought would prove efficient, had been under consideration, and would be carried out as soon as the weather permi t. >] A large number of privy accommodations, manure neaps, ana pig-styes too near dweIiing-hoiu-.es were brought under notice and remedied. Dr John James, medical officer for the northern district of the Aberystwyth Union, presenter! his report for the year 1900, in which he stated thai the district had an area of 68,921 acres, and contained 2,300 inhabited houses, having an average of 3 5 persons per house. The population according to the last census was 8,021. The number of births registered duringltheyear was 178, thesarue number as in the previous year, 84 being boys and 94 girls. The birth-rate was 22 per thousand the birth-rate for England and Wales being 28 9 The number of deaths was 160--80 males and 80 females The mean infant mortality was 100-3. Phthisis caused 16 deaths; cancer. 9; bronchitis, 10; heart disease, 26; accidents. 3; and suicides, 2. The average re-pira- tory diseases for nine years was 21'5 There was a slight diminution in the number of tubercular diseases. The number of deaths from heart disease looked alarming, but the pgrs were, with three or four exceptions, seventy years and upwards, and the heart affections were most probably only part of general senile degenera- tion. Referring to a case of scarlet fever at Tanllidiart, Dr James said the insanitary state of the building was bad enough to originate any disease. Other cases were imported. Means were promptly taken to prevent the spreading of the fevers, and the result was most satisfactory, clearlv demonstrating the usefulness of the Act. He was glad to be able to inform the Council that the people were beginning to appreciate the benefit of the Act. The fatalists who did not believe in the danger of conveying infection were becoming less numerous. Old customs and habits died hard. It was only by accident that he was able to prevent the relatives of a person who had died of measles from holding a prayer meeting or wylnos in the house. It was an exceptionally small two-roomed house. Were it not for his intervention the house would be crowded by people, like sardines in a box. (Laughter). Sympathy and tender-heartedness were at the root of it. Sympathy howeverr could be shown in a better way. One had no right to risk the lives of others unnecessarily. Were ministers of religion and public leaders to discourage those customs and the habit of crowding into sick rooms they would assist the medical profession to put an end to a public danger. The Council compelled owners of houses to provide fire places and ventila- tion, privy accommodation, &c. That was all right as far as it went but something ought to be done to compel the occupiers to utilize the sanitary appli- ances. There were windows that were never opened and chimneys that were blocked either wil- fully by sacks of straw from below or by jackdaws from above (Laughter). There were many privies which apparently were never utilized unless those who visited them had wings, because the paths lead- ing to them were covered with green grass, not a blade having been disturbed by a human foot (laughter). Sanitation was nevertheless progressing steadily, though slowly, through the district. Numerous roomy houses had lately been erected, the by-laws relating to new buildings bearing fruit. Time would come when the present in- sanitary dwellings would disappear. If the bylaws were observed strictly and honestly, vast improve- ments must result. Now was the time to make them effective. During the year several houses were examined and found in a condition not fit for human habitation. One house was closed and another was put in repair. Pendre Cottages were still in an unsatisfactory state. The wooden trough at Borth was repaired, and the cesspool at the back of Cambrian-terrace, and the railway and Hotel cesspools were cleaned. One polluted well was closed, and several privy accommodations were ordered to be provided. The Rev John Davies said the reports of their medical officers should be highly appreciated by the Council, and he proposed that the thanks of the Ccuncil be tendered to both gentlemen. The Chairman, in seconding, referred to Dr James' report, and said he was doing more than he was asked to do, and seemed to enter into his work with the zeal of a missionary. The resolution was unanimously agreed to. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S APPOINTMENT. A letter was read from the Local Government Board sanctioning the appointment of Mr. J. Hughes I as inspector of nuisances for the rural district of Aberystwyth at a salary of P.100 per annum. APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL OFFICERS. The Local Government Board wrote acknowled- ging the Council's letter of the 26th ult., informing them on the resignation of Mr J. E. Hughes one of the medical officers of health for the rural district of Aberystwyth. The Board wished to draw attention to their letter of the 21st October, 1898, in which they expressed their views of the undesir- ability of the appointment of multiple advisers in public health matters, and to request that the Rural District Council would take the present opportunity of making an arrangement in accord- ance with the Boards views by appointing one medical officer of health for the whole of the district. The Board suggested that Mr J. James might be appointed to act up till September next as medical officer of health for the district prevr iously held by Mr Hughes, in addition to the district for which he at present acts. Mr Miller stated that this matter was discussed at the time the communication was received from the Local Government Board in the first instance. The Council then thought that the proposal would be unworkable, as the Union was a large ohe, and the Local Government Board probably bad no con- ception of its size. He proposed that the appoint- ments be left as at present, and this was agreed to. The question of the appointment of a medical officer for the Llanilar district in succession to Dr Hughes, resigned, was discussed, Mr James Jones being in favour of advertising the appointment in the usual way, and thereby support the newspapers who regularly reported their proceedings. A majority of the members thought, however, that as a successor had been pratically decided upon that it would be useless to advertise, and it was decided to hold a special meeting on the following Monday to make the appointment. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The sanitary inspector (Mr James Hughes) in his report stated that having been informed by Mr Charles Davies of a defect in the Rhydyfelin water supply, he visited the place and found the drain partly opened and half the water leaking. Cement- ing and, perhaps, new pipes would be required. Visited Gafon Cottage, Llanbadarn, and found it in Qtjvery dilapidated condition and quite unfit for habitation. Gave orders to the tenant to vacate the house, which he promised to do in a fortnight, Mr W. Hughes, Glanrafon Farm, accom- modating him until he could find another house. Served notice on the agent of the Nanteos Estate to improve the condition of Glanrafon Farm. A big pool of water was found close to Tycrwn, Llan- badarn, caused by the negligence of certain owners and holders not keeping the -drain clear..Served notice to clear the drain, and 4ikd reGeiv l.tr" saying that the matter would-be attended to. Being informed that there was no adequate supply of water at Waun, near Aberystwyth, and that the drainage was in a bad condition, found that there was ample supply of water on the 4th March, but learnt that it was scarce in the summer. The drainage of the three houses belonging to Mr Richards, Gwarfelin, was out of or(l(-r, and notice was serv ut the drains right. Visited Troed- rhiwbw a, lwllwyn, and examined the source of the water supply, which was in a very bad state through negligence. The watei was allowed to run over the surface in an open field occupied by cattle, which made a terrible mess of the water. He had written to Mr J. Hughes Bonsall, the owner of the farm, to have the matter looked into forthwith. Visited Post Office, Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn, on the 12th, and found that the drain was allowed to run on to the roadside, and asked Miss Lewis, the owner, to have the drain extended. On the 15th, he visited Frongoch Mine, and found men in the act of cleaning slime pits, throwing the slime into the water. Asked them to stop it at once and clear it out otherwise, but they did not comply, as they had almost completed. The Barracks weie kept anything but clean. New How is a village or a row of houses belonging to the mine,and the inhabitants threw waste water on to the roadside. Sent, notice to the manager to make a drain to convey the waste into the river. Had servrda final notice on Mr Hugh Jones, Pantymwyn, Llanafan, for not complying- with a notice served upon him on Jan. 22nd. Mr DeBal, manager of the Rheidol Mining Co., wrote stating that the company had decided to spend no more money on Tynyfron and Fnvd-ddu Farms, Cwmrheidol, and the tenants would have lirieave in Sept. next. Had seen Mr Rees Jones, Aberyst- wyth borough surveyor, concerning the Llanbadarn water supply, and the necessity of having a place to flush the pipes, and Mr Jones thought it necessary to insert a hydrant at the furthest end. The question of the pollution of the river Ystwyth by the discharge of slime from the lead mines into it was discussed at some length, Mr William Morris stating he had seen the ri ve on the previous Friday, and he was convinced that the complaints made by Mr Janus Jones were quite justified. It-was pointed out that the persons responsible for the working of the mines bad entirely ignored all notices served upon them to abate the pollution. Mr E. J. Evans suggested that proceedings be taken to prevent a recurrence of the nuisance. The Clerk, in reply to a request for the legal aspect of the question, said the Council could stop any new company from discharging water into the river, but in the case of old companies they could only order them to adopt the mO.4 improved means for purifying the water. Mr J. B. Morgan said while they were all glad to see the mines opened up. yet there was a way of working them without injuring the river. He pro- posed, subject to the advice of the. Clerk, that they take proceedings to have the pollution abated. This having been seconded, was carried unani- mously. GOGINAN DRAINAGE^ A letter was read from the Melin'wr Parish Council stating that the question of the drainage at Goginan had been further considered at the Parish meeting on March 20t h, and it was unani- mously passed to ask the Rural Council, through the Inspector, to supply the Parish Council with a plan of the drain and estimate of the co,t, so as to come to a complete understiinding. The communication was left to the Inspector to comply with the request. VOTES OF THANKS. The Rev John Davies "aid as this was the last meeting of the present Council he had pleasure in proposing a vote of thanks to the Chairman, who had performed his duties during the past year to the satisfaction of all Mr Daniel Morris seconded, and the resolution was agreed to, the Chairman acknowledging. The Chaiiman proposed, rnd Mr James Jones seconded, a similar vote to the Vice-Chairman (Mr E. J. Evans). Mr Evans, in acknowledging, said he bad an election before him, and he would have to go through fire and water before he could come back to them. He liked the work, and was going to do his best to come back, and if he'did not it would not be his fault The officials and the reporters were aL,o thanked for their services during th.as:
Proposed Agricultural Show. A further meeting of fanners and others who have formed themselves into an Ajadeultural Society, for the purpose of holding an agricultural show at Aberystwyth wafs held on Mouduv afternoon at the Old Black Lion Hotel, Bridge-str.•<■'■. Mr Edward Powell, Nanteos, occupied the <v. :r. and there were also present, Messrs Lewis I']- It J. Rees, Lloyd Lewis, J. E. James (sec, rio. tem.), Evan I Richards, Penuwch; J. M. Brynbwl; Richard Richards. Gwarfelin: Jenkins, ] Joseph Parry, Tyllwyd; D. Moigan Lodgfe Farm, Howell Morris, H. Mathews, etc. Mr J. E. James, stated he had written to those persons who were appointed to offices at the previous meeting. A reply had been received from Mr W. T. Hughes, Pantmawr, stating he could not accept the duty of manager, as his time would not allow of it.—A letter was also riad from Mr R. J. R. Loxdale, Castle Hill, Llanilar, stating whilst he fully appreciated the honour which the Society had con- ferred on him in appointing him vice-president, be regretted to say that he was unable to accept same, as they were contemplating a show for the Llanilar districts, and it was thought to hold a meeting there next month to arrange for a show in 1902. He would suggest to this Society whether they could not postpone their show and for them all to join and unite in holding a show next year, which should be in every way worthy of the great cause of agriculture they all had so much at heart. Shows in the past at Aber- ystwyth had been discontinued. When they started again they wanted to go on every year, and Llanilar would be a very convenient spot for the various districts not now served by the Talybont Show.—Mr J. M. Williams thought that if a show could be held at Llanilar one should certainly be held at Aberystwyth. It was a shame to the county that there was no show at Aberystwyth.- Mr L. Pryse said while he had no objecticn to a show at Llanilar be thought Aberystwyth was the most central place.—Mr J. M. Williams reiterated that it was a disgrace to them as farmers that they had no show in this district. He would not like to express aa opinion against the Talybont Show, but at the same time his opinion was that it should be at Aberystwyth and not at Talybont.—Mr Pryse did not think they would affect the Talybont Show. -Mr J. M. Williams: I am afraid we will.—Mr R. K. Jenkins said as long as the dates did not clash, he did not think they would affect the Talybont Show.—The Chairman said he had been in com- munication with Sir Pryse Pryse, Gogerddan, who had informed him that he saw no reason whatever why the balance at the bank remaining from the last show should not be used for the proposed show. Sir Pryse regretted being unable to assist, him- self, as his hands were too ful, but he wished their efforts every success.—Mr L. Pryse pointed out that if the show was held at Llanilar, they would not be able to procure this money at the bank. He considered a big show at Aberystwyth would be much better than a small show at Llanilar.—Mr Richard Richards proposed that they write to Mr Loxdale again asking him to accept the vice- presidency, and to point out the advantages of having the show at Aberystwyth. and also to state that the P.80 would not be available if the show was held at Llanilar.—Mr J. R. Rees seconded, and the resolution was unanimously agreed to.—The next business was the appointment of secretary, and Mr R. K. Jenkins, auctioneer, agreed to accept the office provided he would have the assistance of Mr L. Pryse, and this that gentlemen readily con- sented to give. The secretary's salary was fixed at £ 10.—The question of securing subscriptions was discussed, and all the members present agreed p 11 to act as collectors.—On Che motion of Mr L. Pryse, it was decided that the area of the show be the saifie as on previous occasions, viz., the whole of Cardiganshire and the parish of Machynlleth, it being decided, however, that a few of the classes should be restricted.—The date of the proposed show was not decided upon, but it was agreed that it be held sometime towards the end of September next.—A sub-committee, consisting of Messrs Evan Richards, J. M. Williams, J. Morgan, Howell Morris, Joseph Parry and Richard Richards, was appointed to draw up rules and regulations.
Prudential Assurance Company. In our last issue we stated that the 14,503,724 policy holders in the above company represented one-fourth of the total population of the United Kingdon, whereas it is more than one third. We would draw special attention to the ordinary branch department, that is policies of Z50to £ 10,000. There are 612,057 policies in force in this branch, with an income of E3,322,342, this is treble that of any ottter British companys, the funds in this brach alone is Z21,087,405, which exceeds that of any other company in the United Kingdom by £ 5,000,000, and the total cost of working this branch is less than ten per cent. These facts are mentioned because it is so often said that the Piudential is a purely industrial company. In the South African war, the amount paid in ciaims in both branches up to date amount te EIOO,000, while the great wave of patriotism was over the country, this company decided to accept the lives of all yeomany and volunteers up to Z250 without any extra premium for war risks, no;, fewer than 9,500 of these policies were:issued. Of these 244 claims have been paid, but it is not the bullet or bayonet that caused the heavy losses, but disease, of these 244 deaths, only fifty-six were killed in action or died of wounds, the other 188 died of enteric or typhoid fevers. The great event of the insurance year is un- doubtedly, the presentation of the annual report of the-Prudential Assurance Company. In its fifty- second year, the Prudential holds an amount of £ 40,000,000 sterling in assets, and carries on its bnoks policies on the lives of one-third of the in- habitants of the British Islands, Its annual revenue from all sources exceeds P,10,000,000 sterling, and it paid out last year in claims on policies surrenders, cash bonuses, and annuities over k4,000,000 sterling, The Company has never been tempted to extend its operations beyond the limits of the British Isles, which makes the figures of the report before us the more remarkable. In the or- dinary branch the number of policies issued during the year was 74,680, assuring the sum of £ 7,613,035 and producing a new annual premium income of £ 378,503- The increase of premium income over the year 1899 was £ 177,878. The policies in force in this branch amounted at the end of 1900 to 612,057. The total surplus shown by the annual valuation in the two branches is £ 1,754,501. A reversionary "bonus has been added to policies in the ordinary branch at the rate of 30s per cent. In the industrial branch 66,943 free policies were granted to policyholders of five years standing who desired to discontinue their payments. The total number of these free policies in force is 713,634, 17,215 free policies became claims, and were paid last year. The policies in force in the industrial branch at the end of the year numbered 13,891,667. Alt jgether over 14,500,000 policies are carried on the books of the Prudential, and the total amount of assurances in force is over Z200,000,000 sterling. These are tremendous figures, but the social rami- fications of such institutions as the Prudential are powerful and far reaching. Above all things the Prudential strives to prevent policies from lapsing, and it urges upon all industrial policyholders the value of taking out policies in the ordinary branch in other words, to remit money direct to the office. The great economy of this course over the collect- ing system is obvious, and every opportunity:is taken to insist upon these advantages being conveyed to the vast mass of policyholders, who seem year by year to become more alive to the value of the ordinary over the industrial branch. The Pruden- tial playe-l an important part during the South African War, issuing policies up to £ 250 without extra premium on the lives of all Volunteers and Yeomen proceeding to the; front. On these it was stated, at the annual meeting, that the losses had been one to five, and that the company bad paid some Z35,000 in the ordinary branch. In the in- dustrial branch the company simply paid without demanding extra premium or asking any questions which was undoubtedly a wise and patriotic step to take, and one by which the company will not lose.
LLANDDEWI BREFI. PLWYFGORYVYDD.— Darfu i drethdalwyr y Phvyf uchod osgoi etholiad mewn cysylltiad- ag etbol cynrychiolwyr i'r Cyngor Dosbarth, trwy i ddau ac oedd wedi cael eu henwi dynu yn ol, set y Parch. Thomas Roger Davies a Peter Davies. Felly, cafodd y Mri. David Davies, Werndriw, a R. S. Row- lands, Garth, fynediad helaeth i mewn i Gynchor Dosbarth Tregaron. Y mae brwydr galed vn cael ei hymladd yn rhan undebol Llanio, Ystrad," a Gogoyan. Yr ymgeiswyr ydyn t yiuri. D. \V. Evans- Rowlands, Garth, a John Davies, Gogoyan. CLADDEDJGAETH MR. WILUAM MOKCAN. BKYN- TEIFI, LLA.Nio ROAD.- C ymerodcl y gladdedigaeth le dydd Gwen^r diweddaf, a phrawf tori Jr Morgan wedi mynd yn ddwtn yn sercmadau y cymydoo- aethau cylchynol drwy i'r holl wlad godi allan i'w gladdedigaeth. Preget-hwyd yn Brvnieifi gan y Parch. Rhys Morgan. Yn olynol aed yn orymdaith drefnus tua mynwent y Metliodistiaid yn Tregaron lie yr oedd ei hoff David a'i briod wedi cael eu claddu yn lfaenorol. Y cyntaf oddeutu lieg o flynyddoedd yn 01 a'r diweddaf oddeutu 5 rnlynedd !Ll -t. yn flaenorol. Yiua gwasanaethwvd gan Mr. Mor- gan drachefn mewii modd dwy" a da. 55 ydoedd ei oedran. MARWOLAKTH A CHLADDEDIGAETH :.1; JOHN REES, GYfAJŒFY:\ON-r ol misoedd o gvstudd darfu i Mr Roes ymadael a'r fucbedd lion" boreu Mawrih diweddaf, yr oedd yn 67 mlwydd oed. 13n yn dal y swydd o Arolygydd lleol ar ystad Derry Ormond am oddeutu 30 o liynyddoedd. Etc ydoedd ysgrifenvdd Cymdeithas Gyfeiilgar y çyrn- rodorion yn y lie, er ei sefydliad ryw 27ain o flyn- yddoedd yn ol. Yr oedd yn gyfailly gellid ymddii- ied ynddo. ac yn bnrehus yn y gyzridogaeth. Dydd Linn diweddaf <iaeth torf barchus i tialu y g,ym- vvynas olaf i'r hyn oedd farwol ohono. Ata 2 yn v ty gwasanaethwvd gan y Parch Rhys Mor_' n yn ganlynol aed a'r corph i'r capel lie v d.iri u *i'r i'r Pasch. Rhys Morgan bregetlm yn bwrpa-ol i'r amgylchiad. Claddwyd ef yn y Come try lie y jwasanaethwyd gan Mr Morgan drachefn. I ganlyn(¡l ;;cd a'r I:LJrph i'r capel lie y (1,;1"111 j'r i'r Pasch. Rhys Morgan bregetlm yn bwrpa-ol i'r amgylchiad. Claddwyd ef yn y Come try lie y jwasanaethwyd gan Mr Morgan drachefn. I
LLANRHYSTYD. BANKRUPTCY CASE.—At the London Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday, March 13tb, Mr Registrar Giffard, upon the application, of Mr W. B. Spyer. on behalf of the petitioning creditor, made a re- ceiving order against J. Rhystid Davies, described as of late of 285, High-street, Poplar, provision mer- chant, now as Rhydlas Isa, Llanrhystyd, Car- digan. rh. nptitinnincr pporlrlnr iu n,¡ -0- r-t) v¡: V"tJ.I.J &JU..I.I. Morgan, 13, Park-street, Southwark, provision agent his debt of £1,100 12s 5d being for goods supplied. I The acts of bankruptcy alleged were the departure of the debtor from his place of business with in- tent to defeat and delay creditois and making a fraudulent gift or transfer of part of his property to another.
LLEDROD. DEATH.—The death took place last Wednesday week of Mr Morgan Morgans, farmer, Abernac, in the sixty-second year of his age. Deceased was held in high esteem in the district, and was a faith- ful member at Rhydlwyd C.M. Chapel, and an active teacher in the Sunday School. He leaves a widow and a married daughter to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Parish Churchyard.
LLANILAR. 0 WILLIE, WE HAVE MISSED."—The German Emperor was welcomed to the shores of England in October, 1899, to the strains of this popular ditty. With a little alteration in the name, the inhabitants of Llanilar will be ready with the same strain when the Castle Hill family return to their lovely country residence. THE WATER SUPPLY.—We understand that the work in connection with the greatly-needed improvement in the water supply of the village will be started this week or early in the next, and once it is fairly started, from what is known of the contractor, Mr John Parry, Dyffryn Mill, and the thoroughness in which be carries out all work entrusted to him, the village will not long have to wait for a good and abundant supply. NATIONAL SCHOOL.—From the returns just published it would appear that the cost of main- taining the village school is £151 3s 2d, or about £ 2 per scholar per annum. The particulars are as follows Receipts-Grants, £88 5s 6d and £43 2s 6d aid grant, ZS; endowment, £8 5s; volun- tary contributions, P,6 10s 2d: Expenditure- Head teacher, iE98 6s 8d; other teachers, Z29 5s 2d; books and stationery, E12 15s lid appar- atus, £ 2 13s lid fuel and clean ingZ8 Is 2d. CYFARFOD MISOL A'R CYFARFOD CYSTADLEUOL. —A ganlyn ydyw ateb Diragfarnllyd i Siom- edig ar y mater ucho,-I. Syr, clywais lawer o son am guro'r awyr," ond ni chlywais am neb yn gwneuthur hynyjnor effeithiol a Siomedig yn ei lytbyr i'r Welsh Gazette dan y testun uchod. Cura yma ac acw, yn ol a blaen i'r ddeheu ac i'r aswy, eithr heb ddirwyn un £ wynt i'w derfyn rhesymegol. Efallai nad hyny oedd yr amcan wrth ysgrifenu. Dichon mai dim ond gollwng ymaith ager ydoedd, er ysgafnhau ei siomedigaetb, a gallwn feddwl ei fod bronagymdori gan deimladau cyn- hyrfus. Gan nad beth am hyny cymeraf ei lythyr fel y mae, ac ymdreohaf mewn gwaed oer i osod pet hau allan fel yr ymddangosant i un diragfarn- llyd. Yn y He cyntaf, cynlielir y cyfarfod yma bob am-er ar ddydd Gwener y Groglith, y dydd mwyaf difrifddwys a chysegredig o holl ddyddiau y flwyddyn, dydd y "grog a'r dioddefaint" ie, dydd marwolaeth waradwyddus y groes." Nid rhyw ddydd gwyl yn sicr ddylai hwn fod I Pa fath gysondeb sydd rhwng dydd galar a dydd gwyll Ond a gadael y dydd o'r neilldu, maentumiaf ddweyd fod y cwrdd, os nad yn nh anfoesol, yn un sydd yn mbell iawn o'r hyn ddylai fod—cwrdd sydd yn achosi mwy o ddiota nag un cwrdd arall o fewn y flwyddyn, "A wado hyn aed a hi A gwaded i'r haul godi," Dywed Siomedig na fu y mater dan sylw yn yr ysgolion. Nis gwn am y canghenau, ond am Garmel dywedaf, un ai ynte yr oedd Siomedi, yn absenol y Sabboth hwnw, neu mae ei gof yn fyr iawn, a'i ysgrifbin yn rhywbeth gwaeth, oherwydd cafodd y mater ei roddi lawr gan yr arolygwyr felly mor belled ag y mae a fyno swyddogion ysgol Carmel a'r peth, mae ei sylw yn hollol ddisail a dylai wneuthur ymddiheuriad. Ac am y ddau swyddog hyn, yn hytrach na dweyd fod yn gas ganddynt addysg" dylasai ddweyd en bod yn gwneud eu goreu gyda y plant ac erddynt. Cred- wyf hefyd am swyddogion yr eglwys eu bod yn cario allan eu dyledswyddau uior dda a chanmol- adwy a swyddogion eglwysi cymydogaethol. Mae Siomedig yn wallus gyda golwg a'r ffaitb arall, oblegyd dywed fod rhai o blant y cwrdd wedi bod ynfeirniaid ynddo wedi hyny. Nis gwn i (na neb arall goeliaf) ond am un, a dewiswyd ef ar dir cynildeb. Bydded i ",Siomedig cyn y rhuthra i'r wasg eto, fod yn fwy sicr o'i ffeithiau.
LLANON. ELECTION.—Messrs David Rowlands, Perthv- gwenyn, T Lloyd, AdsolWen, and Stephen Davies, Bridge-street, are the candidates for a seat on the Board of Guardians for this district. Mr Rowlands is the retiring member. THE SOWING SEASON.—This season is the most important of the four, especially to the farmer, and the very term season is said to be derived from the word sowing. Those who are in want of choice seeds of all kinds should pay a visit to Messrs T. Powell and Co's. establishments at Llangwyryfon and Aberystwyth, where they will find an excellent selection. DEATH.- On Thursday last the death took place of Miss May Jones, the daughter of Captain and Mrs Sinnett-Jones, Carlton House. Deceased had suffered from a long and lingering illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and patience. Every precaution had been taken to ensure her recovery, but in vain. She had spent the summer at a sanatorium in the Cotswold Hills, and when the cold weather set in she was conveyed home, where she again underwent the open-air treatment duiing the long and weary days and nights of the past winter. The news of her death, although not unexpected, was received with general regret, and a wide neighbourhood deeply sympathises with the family in their bereavement. The funeral will take place on Thursday (to-day). THE READING ROOM AGAIN.—Your correspon- dent, without any desire to make the selection of papers in the reading room a subject for con- troversy wishes to give a concise answer to Villager's apologetic composition. Keeping in mind that the common expression concerning the flight of time is true, and quite conscious of the fact that everything is continually undergoing change, your correspondent can bear testimony to the authenticity of a statement lately made to the effect that until quite recently at least the papers personally supplied and furnished by the committee were Radical papers, whilst those gratuitously presented bv numerous well-wishers were Conser- vative. Possibly there has been in the meantime a commotion in the tents of Shem," with the result that, in future the order of the programme is to be reversed. A simple, home-made, unadorned apology for a ring board originally meant for children has drawn the attention of the older heads wit h quite a ludicrous though natural result. Is it -eally, then,'a thing to be proud of that this has aeen the means of attaining a record surplus? Divers games, such as draughts and" fox and reese," freely indulged in by children during read- ng hours, are the means of producing a noisy ilamour only equalled by the vociferous utterances )f the creatures typified in the latter game. Let 'Villager," who, judging by his thorough know- edge of the oddities that pertain to the rendino- room, perhaps holds some responsible office con- nected with the institution, exert himself to lay down strict and stringeiitli-ules in order to ensure silence, and then the days will surely come when he can confidently say that a record surplus has been attained, not by means of a ring-board, but by following the better and wiser policy of makin" due provision for a perusal of the papers in quiet!
DEVIL'S BRIDGE SUCCEss.-Amongst the names of those who have passed the Queen's Scholarship Examination published in another column will be found that of Miss Hannah Williams, Maesmynach, pupil teacher at the Devil's Bridge Board School. Considering it was her first attempt, and that a great many fail every year, she is to be warmly congrat ulated up- Oil her success.
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TRY MORGANS Pectoral Linseed Balsam Certain Cure for Coughs, Colds, Influenza, and all affections of the Chest, Throat, and Lungs. —— HAS CURED OTHERS. WILL CURE Yor. Prepared only by R. MORGAN, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, ABERYSTWYTH. Sold in Is. & 2s. bottles WONDERFUL RESULTS. OWENS BROS., 31, NORTHGATE STREET ABERYSTWYTH, BUILDERS, JOINERS, UNDERTAKERS, &c Estimates given for every description of work WORKSHOP -PORTLAND LANE. NOTICE. JOHN ROBERTS, TOBACCONIST, 25 TEREACE U0AD' 9 Aberystwyth AGENT FOR GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Co. LTD. ACCOUNT BOOKS OF EVERY KIND. TO SUIT ALL REQUIREMENTS. SPECIALLY ltULED. PLAIN OR PRINTED HEADLINES. STRONGLY AND NEATLY BOUND. At Moderate Prices. FROM THE "WELSH GAZETTE" OFFICE, ABERYSTWYTH. TO THE INHABITANTS OF ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT ISAAC SAMUEL Begs to announce that he has OPENED BUSINESS IN Grocery and Provisions AT NORTH END STORES RAILWAY TERRACE. ALADDIN'S MAGI-C TEA ""j| |ALADDIN'S-.MAGIC" JJI 'l'I!J¡ri.<h1F'. LI '1 Yv" |! 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CHEAP WEEK ENI> EXCURSION TICKETS ARE NOW ISSUED ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TO i "'Birmingham, *Wolverhampton, "Walsall, Peter borough, "'Leicester, "'Derby, "'Burton-on-Trent.. ♦Stafford, "'Coventry, Manchester, Preston, Black- burn, Bolton, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Wigan and Warrington FROM Oswestry, Llanymynech, Llanfyllin, Montgomery Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, Machynlleth,, Borth, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Portmadoc, Penrhyndeudraeth, Criccieth, and Pwlheli, I Similar tickets are issued from Aberystwyth Borth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmadoc, Criccieth, and Pwllheli to SHREWSBURY. "'Tickets to these Stations are not issued from Welshpool. Passengers return OR the Monday or Tuesday following issue of ticket. T H O U S A N D-MIL E TICKETS. The Cambrian Railways Company issue FIRST CLASS 1,000 and 500 MILE TICKETS, the- conpons of which enable the purchasers to travel between Stations on the Cambrian Railways durin the period for which the tickets are available unti the coupons are exhausted. The price of each is £5 5s Od 1,000 miles, and LZ 17s 6d, 500 miles being about lid per mile. Application for the 1,000 or 500 mile tickets must J be made in writing, giving the full name and address of the purchaser and accompanied by a remittance, to Mr W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry (cheques- I to be made payable to the Cambrian Co. or order), t from whom also books containing 100 certificates for authorising the use of the tickets by purchasere family, guests, or employees can be obtained, price 6d each book; remittance to accompany order. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager Oswestry, March 1899. ■■■? Business Notices. SPLENDID BARGAINS. REES JONES ( JjTSirORIUM, rj^REOAKON .r Now offers for Sale at Low Clearance Prices a fine lot of MEN'S, YOUTH'S, AND BOYS' OVERCOATS. — *4 JACK EDWARDS- (LATE E. EDWARDS,) JgOOKSELLER AND STATIONER, 13, GREAT DAKKGATE ST.1 A BERYSTNVYTH. OUR MOTTO- GOOD VALUE FOR MODERATE PRICES PRINTING op EVERY I DESCRIPTION QUICKLY AND N EATLY DONE I AT THE Wdsb Gaztt" PRINTERIES JJRIDGE gT. £ QKAY-S JSN J>B, ABERYSTWYTH. NEW OFFICIAL SIZE WITH JpRINTED ^DDRESSES, 6S' 6D" 7S' 6P" 8 (I1* Per 1,000, ACCORDING TO QUALITY, Orders should be sent to the Per 1,000, ACCORDING TO QUALITY, Orders should be sent to the U WELSH GAZETTE cJffice, t, ABKRYSTWYTH M