Foliage plants and F-ns mast not get klil, dry, though this condition will not injiuf Geraniums er plants more or less at rest.
LLANIO ROAD. j r '">i- V ■J,Ir J. Evans, of Llanio I.if, and Guv's r-piuiJ, London, has recently qi-aiifi-'d for ihe jL'.wiiia. of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C P. lie received j--j.iL, of his preliminary education at Aberystwyth College. His friends wish him every success in the future. i'.vu.MTii.—Xos Lun traddowyrl ddarlith yn capel Roberts-Davies,oGoleg, Tiefecca, :;r '•Ri-yan." Teimlid dyddordebyti y e.yt'arfod i,t yr drtrlit hveld wedi ei eni yn yr ardal. Bu Davies yn pregethu y Sabbath yr. Llangeitho, i arosi.dd i draddodi ei ddarlith yn Llanio. Caf- wyd gwledd a werthfawrogid gan y rhai oeddei fcyn Ca(leii-i%3,0, -),n ei (lc-ll,-Iiig ai-itrul .11 Mr D. D. Evans, Llanio fsaf.
HANGED HERSELF AT EIGHTY. The body of a widow, nearly 80 years of ago, was discovered on Saturday suspended by a clothes line from the banisters sit her residence in Grosvenor Place, Margate. The old lady had not been seen for several days, and the police forcibly entered her house. She had been dead for some time, and some letters which were taken from the hall letter-box suggest that the body had been hanging for at least 15 days. The deceased lady, who owned a considerable amount of pro- perty in the town, lived alone, and was of a very retiring disposition.
MOTHER'S SHOCKING CONDUCT. An exceptionally bad case of chiltl neglect came before the Manchester justices on Saturday morn- illg whon Mary Ann Bowtnun, of Green Street, litiliiie, was charged with this offence. The prisoner was married five years ago, and shortly after her marriage her husband found that she was addicted to secret drinking. Toe habit grew upon her, and when in November Inspector Gofif visited the house he found tho children dirty a-nd ueglected and the woman worse for (ii-iiilc. She was warned, but on subsequent visits the in- spector found the same state of things existing. It was stated that whenever the husband botiglit I the children any clothes the prisoner disposed of tlll'lIl to raise money for drink. The priKoner who made a piteous appeal to the Bench, was sent to gaol for three months.
Aberystwyth Hoard of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of the Board of Gtiarrl ians was held on Monday morning at the Board Boom. Union Workhouse, when there were present Mr William Morris, Cyfoet-hybrenin (chairman), presiding: Mr Hugh Hughes, (vice-chairman), Mrs E H James. Mrs E Evans. Mrs Colby.Rev T A I'enry, Messrs G Fossett Roberts, B E Morgan, Edwin Morris, and R J Jones (mayor), Aberystwyth E 3 Williams, Ceiilanvniaesriiawr J B Morgan, Cyn- ullmawr John Bonner, Llanafan John Jones. Llanbadarn Upper James Jones, Ltanbadarn Lower William Morris. Llanevnfelin Evan Jones, Ijlanfihangel Upper David Davies. Llanfihar.gol Lower William Davies and Daniel Morris, Lbm- ilar Evan Lewis, Llanrhystyd Haminiog Kev JM Lewis, Llanrhystyd Mefeuydd Messrs David Jones, Llanychaiai n; Joseph Parry. Melindwr; Bichard Thomas. Tirymynach; David James, and Thomas James, Trefeirig John Roberts, Uchayn- dre ;.and Mr D Williams, Issayndre; with Hugh Hughes (clerk), E Llewellyn (assistant clerk), and Wm Jones (ma--tpr) The Medical Ojnter.—Dr Bonsail (medical officer) asked permission to refer to a report of the previous meeting which had appeared in the WeUh Gazette. It was there stated that the woman Susannah Williams, who had been certi- fied as an imbecile, was the woman r,¡f whom com- plaints had previously been made by Mr Edwin Morris as to her conduct in the House. That was incorrect the woman complained of by Mr Edwin Morris was Sarah Jones, who was still in the House. Another matter he wished to draw atten- tion to was that Mr Morris said he had not entered the records of his visit to the House in the book. He would point out that there was no book pro- Tided in which he was supposed to enter his visits. —It was only when he visited the sick ward that he was supposed to enter his visits in a book, He frequently visited the House, and made no record of sucQ visits.—The Chairman, referring to the first complaint, said they could not enter into the ouestionof theaccuracT of newspaper reports, but if a mistake had been made no doubt it would be corrected. The master said when the question was asked he replied it was not the same person. —Mr B E Morgan said he understood the Medical Officer to say there was no book in which he was sapposed to enter his visits to the House. The House Committee had to answer every time they sat, the question Is regular attendance given by the Medical Officer How were they to know unless thev had some record of the doctor's visits ? —The Medical Officer replied that be supposed that applied to the sick ward. The Master sent for him either by telephone or messenger, and he believed that he would not say but that he always attended.—Mr Edwin Morris said he believed there were complaints made with regard to Dr Bonsall's attendance he had not at- tended at that time for a fortnight. But it was not on that ground that the committee really com- plained. Since the Medical Officer challengëd them in everything like this, lip would say that there was a very serious complaint before the committee. He was allowed to have the investigation in committee, but if the doctor wished to have it, they would produce the reason which compelled them to call the attention of the Board to the matter.—The Medical Officer said he wished the reason given. The complaint made against him was founded on the fact that he did not enter his visits to the House in the book.—The Chairman said they could not go into that matter now.—The Mroical Officer: But "Mr Morris say? there is a serious charge against me.—The Mayor said he saw in the com- mittee's report that the explanation given by the Medical Officer was satisfactory, and he thought it was wrong on the part of any member of the com- mittee to re-open the question again.—A further attempt was made to continue the discussion, bnt the Chairman ruled it out of order and the matter dropped. Infirmary Meeting. The Chairman, Vice- Chairman, and Mr David James were appointed to attend the annual meeting of the Aberystwyth and District Infirmary to be held on Saturday. Statistic)i-Tbe amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight was as follows :—Per Mr T. Vaughan, £56 18s to 177 paupers; per Mr J. J. Hughes, £44 4s 4d to 153 paupers per Mr T. Morgan, R51 8s to 161 paupers.—The Master reported that the number in the House the tirst week of the past fortnight was 44 as compared with 50, and the second week 45 as compared with 49 the corresponding week of last year. The number of vagrants relieved the first week was 33 as compared with 23, and the second week 36 as compared with 20 the corresponding week last year. A parcel of periodicals for the use of the in- mates had been received from Mrs Tom Owen. Condition of the Workhouse —The Medical Officer in his report on the Workhouse, said there were no complaints with regard to diet; drainage was un- satisfactory ventilation was defective, and there Jiad been no improvement since his report in July, 1900. There were no arrangements for heating the casual wards, and bath rooms, with baths fitted with hot and cold water supply were required for the sick ward. There were no air mattresses for use in the sick wards. There were no complaints with regard to attention and nursing of the sick. Receiving wards were required for admission cases. -Mr B E. Morgan proposed that the air mat- tresses and truss recommended by the Medical Officer be purchased. The Mayor seconded and this was agreed to. Mr B. E. Morgan said he thought it was time they should go into the matter of making the improvements and additions to the House. They would have the medical officer making his report, and they would have the inspector reporting to the Local Govern- ment Board, and the work wonld have to be done. He thonght they should do something, although be was quite willing to curtail the work as much as possible. Mr Bunce Morgan had said at a previous meeting that they should do nothing at all, and he (the speaker) quite agreed with him. He had been converted to that opinion, but thought they should do just a little.-Rev T. A. Penry said this matter had been before them for the last two years. With regard to ventilation, there was no question at all rei that the ventilation of the sick ward was de- fective, and ought to be seen to. Two years was too long to dawdle over an affair of this nature. He thought they ought to see that the thing was done. As to the receiving wards, when everything went smoothly they might probably do without such, but with the rumours of small-pox that were about-and he was told that in the district, at any rate, thee were cases, and they had been warned by the Local Government Board with re- gard to it-is was a serious matter. When a per- son sought admission to the House he might be in the early stages of small-pox, and a receiving ward under such circumstances became an import- ant thing. To allow a man in that condition to mingle with the other inmates might lead to a spread of the disease, but by having a receiving ward, all persons could be examined before being fully admitted into the Hou=e.—The Chairman said they were awaiting a plan of the upper rooms, which had not yet een presented.—The Mayor suggested that a small committee should be ap- pointed to deal with the matter. As to what had been said by Mr Penry. there was nothing in Aber- ystwyth that they had any cause to be afraid of. There was a rumour that there was a case at some distance from Aberystwyth, hut he was happy to say there was nothing at Aberystwyth. The Mayor's suggestion was accepted, and Messrs David Davies, John Jones, J B Morgan, B E Mor- gan, E Morris, T E Salmon, and Rev T A Penry were appointed the committee. Iuerease of Out-Relief.— During the considera- tion of relief cases in the Aberystwyth district, Mr James Jones 'protested against the indiscriminate increases which were granted. He said complaints were rife in town, and as many as half a dozen people had spoken to him on the matter. The poor-rate itself was fourpence in the POUnH-, and it was worse for those who lived in the town, because in the country, they bad half the rate paid by the Government.—The Assistant Cierk said the assis- tant overseer had made a mistake last year. The whole of the poor-rate should then have been Is in the £ instead of lOd. There was also an increase in the School Board precept, which was higher than it had ever been before.—Mr Hugh Hughes said it was not in consequence of the relief of the poor.—The Assistant Clerk said the poor-rate for the relief of the poor was a' 7 c) increasing.—Mr R. J. Jones said the rate for the Aberystwyth district compared favourably with that of any other dis- trict.—Mr James Jones: But the rateable value of Aberystwyth has gone up.—The Assistant Clerk But the School Board rate is also going up.—Mr Hugh Hughes said he would like some of those gentlemen who had been talking to Mr James Jones to go round some of the cases which sought an increase, and if they had the heart to refuse they would have no feeling for human beings. Appoint,nt,ent.-On the motion of Mr Edwin Morris, P.S. Phillips was unanimously appointed assistant relieving officer for vagrants at a salary of eight guineas per annum. Appointment of Gardener.—The Clerk reported having received seven applications for the post of gardener for the Workhouse. These were from DavidWilliams.39.Cambrian-street; Owen Richards. Southgate, Penparke; Messach Davies, 36, Port lanfl- road r- R. 0. Pugh, Wm Jenkins, Great Darkgate- street; J. Jones Plas Hen, Chwilog, North Wales and Charles Adams, Liverpool. The candidates asked for salaries ranging from 22s to 25s per week, and the last-named asked for £80 a year.—Mr David Davies hoped they would appoint a man who would understand the two languages.—Mr Hugh Hughes (vice-chairman), thought they should give a salary of 25s a week, as the post entailed con- siderable labour, and the man was also required to attend on Sundays.—Mr James Jones, Mr Edwin Morris, and Mrs E. H. James spoke favourably of the capabilities of Owen Richards, and Mr Joseph Parry proposed, and Mr Richard Thomas seconded, that he be appointed at the salary asked for, namely, 22s per week.—Mr David Davies Is this man a teetotaller?—Mr James Jones He is as good as David Davies any day. Mr David Davies I am surprised at Mr James Jones. I asked if the man was a teetotaller. Mr Jones does not know what I am. I am better than him any day.—Mr J. B. Morgan proposed as an amendment that the matter be adjourned, and that three of the candidates be appointed to appear before the Board.—Mr Davitl Davies seconded.—On a division the amendment was defeated by 12 votes to 10, and Owen Richards was afterwards unani- mously elected. I' Vaecinat i<> n Expense*.—The following resolutions, received from the Cardigan Union, had been placed on the agenda for consideration:—"That the Guardians this Union view with alarm the great increase in ttle vaccination fees and expenses con- sequent. upon the Vaccination Act, 1898, and the General Order of the Local Government Board thereunder, and request that that Board will initiate such statutory modifications of such Act as will enable the Guardians to re-establish vaccination stations for the attendance of persons with children to be vaccinated, so as to do away with the necessity of domiciliary vaccination, and that the Board will thereupon reduce the present Schedule of Fees allowed to public vaccinators and vaccina- tion officers.Rev T. A. Penry, in proposing the adoption of the resolution, said in 1899 the amount paid by this Union to vaccination officers was S75 9s lid. In 1900 it went up to P,225, or three times as much. Of course, there was some reason for that large amount, because many that ought to have been vaccinated in 1899 were held over until 1900 in order to get the advantage of the new Order. Last year the amount paid was P,173, and that was about the normal, but even at that they paid about P.100 more than they used to. This year, with the small-pox scare, the probability was that a very large number of persons would require to be re-vacei- nated, and the amount would go up considerably. The Clerk anticipated that the sum which would have to be paid would be £ 200.—The Assistant Clerk: It will be Z200 without the scare,-The resolution having been seconded, it was agreed to unanimously.
» TRISANT. FALL OF Sxow.—Snow fell heavily on Saturday night and continued throughout the day (Sunday). Monday morning it had all disappoared--it having been raining heavily on Sunday night and Monday morning. PLOUGHING MATCH.—A meeting of the Plough- ing Match committee of the parish of Llanfihangel- y-croyddyn (Upper), was held at the Trisant Board Schools on Thursday last. There was a fairly good attendance of farmers and others inter- ested in the undertaking. It was unanimously de- cided this year to adopt a new method of awarding prizes in the different classes open for competition, and to substitute value for cash. Accordingly, it was resolved, to only award prize value in the first prize in each class—thus class 1 (open), silver cup class 2 (open), silver watch; class 3 (local), gold medal. Considering the prizes otered, and the openness of the various competitions, it promises to be-a great success. CYFARFOD LLENYDDOL.—Y mae cyfarfodydd llenyddol wedi bod yn foddion dadbly-ilid Ilawer o dalentau disglaer, ac wedi bod yn fagwrfa (gryd) i fagu llu o gewri yn y byd cerddorol, llenyddol, a barddonol; ac y mae yn drueni meddwl fod mor lleied o sylw yn cael ei dalu iddynt ar hyd a lied ein gwlad. Cyfarfod o'r natur yma yw cyfarfod Urdd y Delyn," yr hwn a gynhaliwyd yn eglwys C.M. Trisant, nos Wener diweddaf. Credwn, wrth weled llwyddiant y cwrdd, ei fod yn fendith i'r cy- feiriad hyny. Ond y mae yn drueni na fuasai mwy nag y sydd yn cymeryd mantaiso bonynt er nerthu eu talentan, fel y byd(lo hwy eu hunain a'r wlad yn wetI 0 honynt. Cadeirydd y cyfarfod oedd Mr Wm Bonner, Glantrisant. Agorwyd y cyfarfod trwy i Miss Davies, Glanllyn, a Miss Davies, Closygraig, ganu—"Wele'n dyfod ar y cwmwl." &c. Yna cymerodd yr holl aelodau ran mewn darllen rhanau o Efengylau. Arolyg- wyd y darlleniad gan Mr Thos Powell, Glanllyn, a Mr D Davies (Ap Gwilyru), un o feirdd eisteddfodol mwyaf llwyddianus y sir. Cafwyd atebiad i gwest- iynau seiliedig ar Hanes Cymru" a'i sefyllfa bresenol mewn addysg, &c., gan Mr Mathew Evans, Nantgwyn; Miss Mason, Rhydomled, and Master Willie Edwards, Waunyradar. Adroddiad da rhagorol gan Mr Jenkin Morris, Frongoch fach. Yna cawsom gan y beirdd lluosog a medrus, sydd yn ymgodi yn yr ardal, i ddarllen eu caniadau i "Gapel C.M., Trisant." Darllenwyd penillion tra barddonol ac ystwyth iawn gan Mr Joseph Davies a D Bonner, Glantrisant; Mr Mathew Evans, Nant- gwvn Mr Jenkin Morris, Frongoch fach a Master Willie Edwards, Waunyradar. Cyn terfynu, rhoddwyd derbyniad gwresog i dri aelod newydd, sef Miss S J Evans, Nantgwyn; Mr Edwin Mason, Rhydomled a Miss A Williams, RhycFpiniwn. I ddiweddu y cyfarfod canwyd y don adnabyddus a phresenol enwog-" Ebenezer," gan Miss S J Evans a Miss Mason. Llongyfarchwn yr ysgrifenydd diwyd -Mr D Rees, Hn dy Capel, am ei waith rhagorol yn trefnu y fath gyfarfodydd llewyrchus ag sydd yn gwneyd cymaint o ddaioni mewn cym- ydogaeth mor wledig a byrei manteision.
PENNANT. SUCCESS.—Mr Jenkin James, a pupil teacher at the above Board School, now under the mastership o? Mr Hughes, has very successfully passed his third annual pupil taachers' collective examination which was held at Aberayron last October. For the third time he has received the mark well," and has, as yet, not received any remarks upon any subject. CYFARFOD DIRWESTOL.-Nos Iau diweddaf, yn nghapel y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd y lie hwn, bu y Parchn. G. Evans, gweinidog yr Annibynwyr, a J Lloyd, gweinidog y Wesleyaidd, pa rai sydd yn trigianu yn Aberayron, yn darlithioar ddirwest. Gwnaed hvn yn unol a threfniant Undeb Dirwestol Aberayron a'r cylch. Cafwyd areithiau rhagorol dangosai y ddau eu bod yn argyhoeddedig o'r hyn draethent. Nid oedd y cynulliad yr hyn a ddis- gwylid. Ar y diwedd roddwyd gwaboddiad i rai ddyfod yn mlaen i ardystio ymrwymiad dirwestol, a gwnaeth rhai hyny. LLWYDDIANT.—Nos Wener, yn nghyfarfod cys- tadleuol Brynherbert, Ilwyddodd crefftwr ieuanc o'r ardal hon i gipio y wobr a'r ganmoliaeth am y ddwy bedol flaen oreu i gob. Da iawn fod mater mor bwysig a gwneud pedolau a phedoli yn cael sylw y cyfarfodydd cystadleuol. A da iawn hefyd fodgofiaid yn ymgymeryd a chystadlu. Gallant drwy hyny berffeithio llawer arnynt eu hunain. Nid oes bron un grefft yn galw am gymaint o sylw a phedoli. Nid am nad oes genym grefftwyr da, ond am fod earn ceffyl yn beth y dylid arfer pob gofal o hono. Y mae llawer yn grefftwyr da, mor bell ag y mae eu gwybodaeth yn myn'd, ond y mae gwybodaeth leol neu draddodiadol yn anghyflawn iawn at waith mor gywrain ag yw pedoli. Dylai pob gof fod yn wybodus ynghylch cyfansoddiad y earn, yn sylweddoli yn llawn y cyfan oddiar safle wyddonol. Hyny ydyw, dylasai fod yn gydnab- yddus a gweithiau safonol awdwyr sydd wedi cys- segru llawer o'u hamser i astudio'r pwnc. A chan fod v rhai hyn o fewn cyrhaedd pawb a chystad- leuaeth yn rhod.li yni mewn dyn at ragori, hyrfferir y caiff y mater y sylw dyladwy. Enw y buddugol yw Mr David Jenkins, Blaencwm. AXRHHGIAD.—Prydnawn Sabboth, diweddaf, yn Ysgol Sul Eglwys y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd y He hwn, anrhegwyd un o'r aelodau a phedwar o lyfran clasurol, sef, Y Duw-Ddyn (Davies Lecture), gan y diweddar Barchedig T C Edwards, D.D., Bala -1 Natural Law in the Spiritual World," gan y diweddar Broffeswr Drummond; a dau lyfr o waith y diweddar John Ruskin. Ar ran yr ysgol cyflwynwyd hwy gan Mr John Lewis, Gwynfryn. Yn vsgrifenedig arnynt oedd y geirian canlynol Rhedd Ysgol Sabbothol y Pennant i Mr Daniel Davies, fel cydnabyddiaeth fechan am ei ymroad gyda'r plant, 1901." Diolchodd y derbyniwr yn wreso°r i'r ysgol am ei rhodd anrhydeddus. Nid oedd yn credu fod yr ychydig waith yn haeddu cael ei gydnabod mor dda; gobeithiai am fywyd ac iechyd yn y dyfodol er gallu rhoddi rhywbeth yn gydnabvddiaeth am danynt. Dylid dweyd fod y dewisiad o'r llyfrau wedi ei wneud gan y der- bynvdd. YR EISTEDDFOD AGOSHAOL. Llawenydd yd- yw cael dweyd fod rhagolygon dysglaer iawn i'r eisteddfod sydd i gael ei chynal yn y lie hwn ar y dydd olaf o fis Chwefror. Swn parotoi glywir o bobcyfeiriad. Y mae'r pwyllgor yn brysur wneud y cyfan yn barod ac yn awyddus am roddi derbyn- iad croesawgar i ddieithriaid. Cymered pawb yr awgrym fod y pwyllgor wedi creu cyfarfod y prydnawn, ac yn ei gysegru yn hollol i'r amcan hwnw, er mwyn rhoddi pob chwareu teg i'r plant. Os oes diben i gyfarfodydd o'r natur yma, diau mai ly y prif un yw rhoddi mantais i'r plant i ddangos beth allant wneud. Hyderir y bydd tyrfa o blant yn bresenol ac yn cystadlu o ddifrif, ac os na lwydda pawb i gael gwobr, gan fod hyny yn an- mhosibl, boed iddynt dderbyn y (iyfarniadau mewn ysbryd iawn. Nid oes dim mor fendithiol, ambell dro, a cholli, cofier os na chipier y wobr na chollir byth o'r hyn a ddysgwyd. Y fiwyddyn hon y mae'r pwyllgor wedi rhoddi mwy o bwys ar gael cyfar- fodydd da nag y maeat wedi amcanu gael elw- rhyw gyfarfodydd fyddo yn elfenau cynydd dadblygiad i'r meddwl. Gobeithio mai felly y bydd, a
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LLANAFAN. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.—On Friday last the prizes kindly presented as usual by the young Earl of Litf- burne were distributed to the scholars attending the Earl of Lisburne's school. The prises, consisting of handsomely bound books in English and Welsh, were awarded to the scholars who had been most regular in their attendance during the year. Thirteen scholars received medals fer attending every time the school was open during the year, and eighty received books. In the absence of the Countess of Lisburns and the young earl, the prizes were distributed by Mr., Mrs. and Aliss Gardiner, of Wenallt. Mr Herring, the headmaster, commenced the proceedings with a short speech, and read to the children a message kindly and thoughtfully sent by the countess, in which her ladyship wished every success to the teachers and the school and exhorted the children to attend regularly during the coming year, as without regular attendance all the efforts of the teachers would be in vain. Her ladyship also kindly promised to give a treat to the children at Crosswood in the summer. Mr Gardiner in an appropriate speech, told the children how pleased both he and Mrs Gardiner were to be pre- sent and. after referring to the excellent report which had been received by the school, gave the the children some sound and practical advice, sympathetically referred to the work done by the teachers in the school. He also assured the children that both the countess and her son took the greatest interest in everything con- nected with the school. The proceedings were varied by singing school sonsrs, drill, See. After the books had been given away, the Headmaster proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Lord Lisburne for his great kindness in giving the books and medals, and to Mr.. Mrs and Miss Gardiner for being present to distribute them. Mr Herring also spoke of the very great interest always shown by Mr Gardiner in everything connected with the welfare and progress of the school. This was received with hearty cheers. Mr Gardiner proposed a vote of thanks to the master and teachers and then, "God Save the King" having been sung, the children were dismissed.
BARMOUTH. RH-OPENING OF SCHOOL.—As intimated in last week's "Gazette," this school was re-opened on Tuesday, the 21st January, when nearly sixty scholars were admitted. It is expected that several others will seek admission before the week is oat. This is very satisfactory, but let no one rest on his oars just yet. SALH OF WORK.—A sale of work was opened on Wednesday week at the County School. As the surplus stock which remained unsold from the August bazaar was all disposed of on that day, this brought the sale to a close much sooner than was anticipated, much to the gratification of the School Management Committee. The amount realised from the sale, and the profit from the re- freshment room, which was heavily laden with seasonable dainties, all given free by the friends of education, brought in a good sum. The evening entertainment, which consisted of songs, solos, charades, tableaux, and novel competitions, was highly appreciated and enjoyed. SHIPS LAUNCHED.—Eariy on Saturday morning two schooners were launched at Portmadoc, one of which is owned by Dr Lister, of this town, who is becoming a large owner of both sailing and steam ships. The one that slided into the water on Saturday is a three-masted schooner with copper bottom. Her dead weight capacity is 250 tons, and she is intended for the Newfoundland trade. It is claiised Al at Lloyd's for twelve years. She is to be commanded by Captain Wm Griffith, junr.. Anchor House, who lately passed his final examina- tion before the Board of Trade. Her crew, all told, will be seven. She was built by Mr David Jones who has already built several for the same owner. Bunting was profusely displayed at this harbour the day the launch took place. A large number of sailors and friends of the owner went as far as Portmadoc to witness the christening ceremony. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting was held on !'Tnesday week under the presidency of the Rev Gwynoro Davies. There being a waste of water at some localities within the district the surveyor was instructed to notify the parties concerned that unless it be discon- tinued forthwith legal proceedings would be taken. It was resolved to invite Mr Blakey to meet the Council with reference to the constructing of a road at the back of the recreation ground in the direction of Plasymynach. Sergeant Owen wrote accepting the office of inspector of boating, &c. The Medical Officer reported that the district was free from all infectious diseases, and in a satisfac- tory condition. The rate collector reported that there was only a sum of £10 due as rates out- standing, and that legal proceedings would be taken against the defaulters unless they paid with- out delay. The collector was congratulated upon the work he had accomplished. A communication was read from the chairman of the County Council declining to call a special meeting of that Council in compliance with a request from the Barmouth Urban Council to refer the dispute between the two Councils as to the expenditure on the main roads to arbitration. ST TUDWALL'S CHURCH.—The Rev Father T Swift, S.J., Rhyl, conducted a mission at the Roman Catholic Church in Park-road for over a fortnight. It commenced on Sunday, January 19th, and ends on the 2nd February. On the two Sundays Mass was said at 10 30 a.m., and on week-days at 8 30 a.m. On Sunday, the 2nd February, the Right Rev Father Mostyn. D.D., Bishop of Minevia, will hold a confirmation service at 3 p.m., and at 7 p.m. a solemn benediction and renewal of baptismal rows. On week-days three mission sermons were given at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Admission to all the services was free. Instructions for confirma- tion were given to all Catholics on Thursdays aud Saturdays at three o'clock p.m. Although the mission was well announced, it cannot be said that it proved a success, the worshippers not being very numerous. At the evening services, the congrega- tions increased iu number, many, no doubt, attend- ing more from curiosity than for spiritual edifica- tion. The Rev Father Wilcock, the priest in charge, has been very assiduous, and is to be commended for his exertions on behalf of the cause. It seems that only very few converts have been added to this faith, although the cause was commenced several years ago. Still, they are determined to carry ou the work, having acquired a plot of land for the purpose of putting up a permanent edifice for the benefit of the visitors that patronise this seaside resort during the summer months.
DOLGELLEY. PERSONAL.—We regret to state that Mr W. R. Davies, solicitor, is suffering from a severe illness. The reports at the beginning of the week, we are glad to say, are more favourable. MINISTERIAL.—Professor Ellis Edwards, of Bala, occupied the pulpit at Bethel on Sunday lost, and Prof Hugh Williams, Bala, preached at the English Presbyterian Church. TEMPERANCE.—A temperance meeting wasbeld on Saturday night last at Bethel schoolroom. The Rev R Thomas, Barmouth, and Professors Ellis Edwards, M.A., and Hugh Williams, M.A.. addressed the meeting. AN EXCKLLENT TREAT.—On Friday evening last the members of the C.M. Literary Society had an excellent treat through the generosity of Mr R. Guthrie Jones, the chairman for the session. An excellent supper was provided by Mrs Davies, Cri- terion, and between forty and fifty sat at the tables. The following ladies presided Mrs E W Evans, Mrs R Morris, Mrs Humphrey Morris, Mrs E E Jones, Miss Griffith, Tynycoed Miss Davies, Bridge-street; Misses Owen, Minafon. After the supper the tables were cleared, and a short pro- gramme was proceeded with. Songs and recita- tions were rendered by Miss Owen, Minafon Miss Parry, Plasucha; Miss May Roberts, and Messrs John Owen, D R Jones, and W Harvey Jones, Miss Blodwen Williams presided at the piano. On the motion of the Rev Evan Roberts, seconded by Mr Humphrey Morris, a hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded to Mr R Guthrie Jones for his splendid treat. The Society feels truly grateful and in- debted to its worthy president for his thoughtful- ness and generosity. It was the first time in the history of the Society that anybody thought of giving it a treat of this kind. The first session of the new century has therefore witnessed an inno- vation, and it is hoped the coming years will be rich in newjmovements^of the kind in the history of the Society. THE FRIENDLY SOCIETIES.—Lately the friendly societies in the town have been engaged in trying to solve the problem of tbe medical attendance on their members. The doctors agreed that they could not serve the societies without a minimum fee of 5s per member annually. This gave rise to a feeling akin to con- sternation among the members of most of the societies, and several of the clubs passed resolutions protesting against the advance from 3s 6d to 5s and proceeded to invite a new doctor to the town to serve the societies at the old rate of 3s 6d. At one time there was every prospect of this attempt being successful, a medical man from Festiniog having promised to come to reside to Dol- gelley and to act as surgeon of the three clubs that invited him for 3s 6d per member per annum. This arrangement, however, fell through, and these Societies were face to face with the same situation as confronted them some months ago. The Meirion Lodge of the Order of Druids took a different course from the beginning., They decided to grant the application of their surgeon for an advance, but at the same time they resolved to appoint all the medical men in the town as surgeons to the Lodge, each member to choose his medical attendant from amongst them. We understand that the question has lately taken a new aspect. The majority of the doctors have opened negotiations with the clubs that refused to accept their terms at first, and it seems they are willing to meet the Societies by reducing the sum from 5s to 4s 3d. It seems that Dr Hugh Jones has refused to co-operate with the other medical men in this concession, and matters are far from being satisfactory. The end is not yet in sight and it is impossible to forecast what it will be. The report of e Druids for the year was read at the last meeting held on Saturday 111, e night last, and it is evident thatChis young lodge is advancing by leaps and bounds. The new table, on a lower scale, which comes into operation at the beginning of this year, will no doubt, add greatly to the prosperity of the Lodge. During the year over Z100 was added to the funds of this branch of the well-known Order of Druids, and last Saturday night, there was an addition of half-a-d<o»en new members. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Council was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday night, Jan. 21st., present: Messrs John Edwards (chairman), Dr John Jones (vice-chairman), E. Wynne Wil- liams. R. Richards, D. Meredith, Ellis Williams, W. Hughes, R. Davies, and W. n. Williams, with R. Barnett (assistant clerk), and E. R. Jones (collector). A deputation, consisting of the Revs E. Roberts, } R. G. Roberts, and Messrs R. Wynne Williams and E. W. Evans attended the Cauncil from the Library Authority and presented a scheme of a free library drawn out by the authority. The Rev E. Roberts and Mr Wynne Williams spoke of the need of the town in this respect.-Mr Wynne Williams read a scheme the Committee had drawn out, which contained the following suggestions:—The com- mittee are of opinion that a suitable and con- venient building be erected. With the handsome offer of Mr W. Evans, of Birmingham, they are of opinion that a building could be erected and they recommend that the Council purchase a plot of land near Bethel Chapel on lease to the Authority. That the ground floor be utilised as council chamber and as a room for the fire engine. That two rooms on the first floor be used as a library and the other as newsroom. The committee stated that they could raise some £80 or Z90 in addition to the Z100 promised by Mr W. Evans. They were of opinion that the cost of erecting this building would be about £400. They proposed to have two or three rooms in the building for the use of the caretaker. Mr R. Richards asked how they could as a Council undertake the liability.—The Rev E. Roberts said that as far as he knew the Act would allow them to meet the need of the town in this respect. And it was not much. One gentleman; had given Z100. Perhaps some other gentleman might follow him and give another P,100.-The Chair- man said that they were as a Council in full sympathy with the project, and he felt that the difficulties were not so insurmountable as they had thought they were. He was fully aware that they could not use the penny rate for building purposes, but they now paid a considerable sum annually for many pur- poses—very likely some £10 or £ 12, which was about the sum they would have to pay as interest on the money raised for the building.—Mr E. W. Evans said that the committee had considered the points of difficulty suggested by Mr Richards. They thought that it would not be impossible for them to raise the building. There were many gentlemen who wished to help them to provide a public library for Dolgelley, many of them sub- scribed liberally now, and they would subscribe more if they showed that they were going to provide worthily and efficiently.- The Chairman having said they would give the scheme their best consideration, the deputation withdrew.—Dr John Jones proposed that a com- mittee be appointed to consider the whole question. Mr R. Richards seconded and it was carried, the chairman, Mr E. Wynne Williams, Mr D. Meredith, and Mr Ellis Williams being appointed It was decided to hold a special meeting of the Council on Tuesday next to consider the report of the committee. The Streets Committee, who had visited the Railway Station, brought forward one or two sug- gested improvements near the station. These were confirmed.and the Streets Committee was appointed to meet Mr Grant to submit their suggestions. The Clerk read bills for various items The bills were passed, except one bill of Mr Edward Evans, balance of account for erecting wall at Cader-road. There was some dispute as to this bill. Several motions were made and withdrawn, and a prolonged discussion ensued. Several members were of opinion that the bill should be paid, but others were desirous that they should pay the sum claimed. Ultimately it was decided to request Edward Evans to attend the Council to reply to the complaints made about the work. The Surveyor r»ptfrted that there were complaints as to the condition of Meyrick-street. It was decided that the workmen be sent to repair the street when they bad finished near the Intermediate School. It was decided also to put a parapet at the front of the Grammar School. The Streets Committee was requested to visit a place near Hen Felin. The Chairman called attention to the erection by the G.W. Railway Co. of an embankment on the river side by the station. It was decided that the Streets Committee visit the place. 1}. The Chairman reported that there were many houses in the Lawnt, near Plas Brith, in a serious condition. The water supply had been cut off, and some cases of diphtheria had been notified there.— Dr John Jones said that the portion had been con- demned as an insanitary area, and he thought they should close the houses and buy the property, and erect proper dwellings in the place.—It was decided that a committee be appointed to see Mr Richard Edwards, and to consider the whole matter, the Surveyor, and Messrs D. Meredith and W. R. Williams to form the Committee. Mr E. Wynne Williams said that the dates of the fairs were wrong in many of the diaries, almanacks, etc. He wished to know if they could not print cards or slips, and distribute them.—The suggestion was agreed to. LARGE BEQUESTS TO WELSH CHARITIES- Miss Elizabeth Mary Lloyd Roberts, of Bod Donwen, Rhyl, who died on September 20 last. bequeathes P,3,500 to the governors of Dr Williams' School for Girls, Dolgelly, on trust to establish three scholarships, to be called the John and Mary Roberts" scholarships, in memory of her father and mother, each to be of the annual value of E30, and tenable for three years, at an university college or institution for the training of women as teachers or in some other way to earn their own living. She devised her freehold residence, with the out- buildings and grounds, and £ 2,500 for an endow- ment fund, for the purpose of founding a Home of Rest" for single ladies of limited means or those engaged in teaching or following any respectable trade or profession in order to obtain a living, to be available for those of forty years of age and upwards, the duration of time each remains at the Home not to exceed two months in any one year unless by special permission of the committee of management, and the charge to be made not to exceed 8s per week, and shf directed her trustees as soon as possible after her decease to form a committee of subscri bers for preparing and arranging a scheme for the purpose of carrying into effect her wishes, but should they be unable to carry into effect the scheme and place the Home on a proper footing, then her residence is to be sold, and the proceeds thereof and the said sum of P,2,500 shall go to the National Benevolent Institution, Southampton Row, for the purpose of forming a special fund, from the income of which annuties of from P,20 to £ 40 shall be given to single ladies of limited means of 50 years of age and upwards who are con- nected with the Principality of Wales by blood or work, and mistresses of Dr William's Schools who are no longer able to work shall have a preference over all others. Miss Roberts further bequeathed £1,000 to Dr Barnardo's homes and missions. Z1000 to the Rev C H Spnrgeon's orphan homes. £1,500 in trust for Eliza Anne Hughes and Laura Rose Ellen Hughps for life, and on the death of the survivor of them for the National Benevolent Institution, Southampton-row; P,650 to Jane Elizabeth Ed- wards and Mary Harriet Edwards, of The Court, Merthyr Tydfil; P,750 on trust for Mrs Jane Davis, and then for her two sons iC750 on trust for Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Ffoulkes for life, and then for her children; 92,7.90 to Elizabeth Mary Davies. Z750 to Thomas Parry Jones Parry, Z250 each to her executors, and other legacies. The residue of her property she left-as to one-fourth to the Rail- way Servants' Orphanage, Derby; one-fourth to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, one-fourth between William Lloyd Pritchard and Isabel Rudstone Read, and the remaining fourth between Myfanwy Foulkes. H John Nathaniel Davies, end Hugh Henry Davies. The value of the estate has been sworn at Z24,774 11s 4d bv the executors. Miss Elizabeth Mary Davies. of Carlton-road, Birken- head Miss Jannett Williams, of Dolgelly; and Mr Thomas Parry Jones Parry, of Dolgelly.
LlanfihangeI-ar-Arth. SUICIDE.A sad incident disturbed the quietude of Powel Castle on Monday morning, when it became known that Margaret Davies, wife of Mr John Davies, weaver, had committed suicide by hanging herself in her husband's workshop. The poor woman got up about 6 o'clock on the morning mentioned, which was earlier than her usual time. Her husband also rose about quarter to seven, and begun searching for the lamp to get a light. Fail- ing to find it, he proceeded to the workshop to g-tt his own lamp. On entering, he encountered some- thing in his way, and having struck a match found it was his wife hanging to a Peam. He immediately cut her down, but life was extinct.
-J: GLASPWLL. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A successful corrpeM- tive meeting was held on Thuisday evening last ;tl the Independent Chapel of the above place..Vr D James, Cefncoch, presided, and Mr Edwa.nl Breeze, grocer, Machynlleth, acted as conductor. After an address from the Chairman, and a duett, 11 Ebenezer," by Messrs E R Waters and Genrvre Jones, the programme was proceeded \YiP. t>.• successful competitors being the follow! g:— Poetic lines, Y Bugail Da," best Mr W LI James, Cefncoch; solo for boys under 15, Oswald Rowlands and Samuel Rowlands, equal; recitinir the las' Psalm, 1, Sarah Ellen Morris, Tynyfe iw 2. Susannah J Griffiths, Gelli, and Arthur James- equal drawing, J D James solo for girls under 15, 1, M Jones, Glanmelin 2, Maglona" Rowl.iu.is, Brynmelin; recitation, Sarah Ellen V •: englyraon, Yr Eira," Mr Alfred HowLnds; challenge solo, Mr R Owen, Hafodygarre^; im- promptu singing. Maglona and Oswald Rowlands, equal; solo, Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn," Mi s Dorothy Smith, Glanmerin pennillion to the Moon," 1 Mr Alfred Rowlands; 2 Mr Gtforge J-nes. Caersaer impromptu speech, Yr eog." 1 Mr J D James 2, Mr W L James, duett, St, Saviour," Maglona and Samuel Rowlands concertina -olo, Mr A Rowlands quartette, Clorach," Mr'D Evans and friends, Derwenlas. Theadjudicators wee t' Rev E Wnion Evans, Mr E Meredith Jones, and Mr John Evans (Barracks), Machynlleth.
I GARDEN WORK. OUTDOOR GARDEN. There is often a difficulty in furnishing bare place-, under trees in a satisfactory wanner) especially heavy foliaged trees such as the Horse Chestnut and S)Ci*mores. So far as regards the Horse Chestnuts, the best way is to plant tue small-leaved ivy pretty thickly and peg it uown to get it established, aud among the Ivies diobie in bulbs, especially Snowdrups and Daffodils. These will flower and get their growth niuue by the time the trees have exhausted their flowers and foliage, and when they are renin.g the deuse canopy of foliage will not do uiu^.i harm. There* are plenty of subjects that will thrive under lighter-foliaged trees. The Butcher's Broom (Iluscus aculeaL,) in patches or clumps is very effective wi.eu in berry. The creeping bt. Jehu's Wore (Hypericum ea-lyellillill) makes a very VreLt,y mass in a blialty spot, and among thu ns of larger growth Aucubas, hollict3 in vain, j, Boxes, Yews, aud the rouud-leaved Laurel uill litl up and give a dressy appearance to the woous and plantations. For tunning an ever- greeu base to single trees or small groups of uiese trees the iiolly-leaved Berberry is very effective. For a group on the edge of the iawn berberisstenophynaisuneof the most effective shrubs I am acquainted with, and there is nothing hardier. 14. Darwiui has been ite- quentiy cut down to the ground in severe winters, but 1 have never seeu B. steuopn^lui injured. Worms are often troublesome on litwui. Ttjp-dressitigs of soot and lime will make them uncomfortable and strengthen the Grass at the same time. An inch of sidled coat-a^hes laid under tile turt when a new iawn is made will keep the worms down. I CONSERVATORY. Cyclamens will be a special feature now. When well doue they are charming for cuttings as well as for grouping in the conservatory, especially where the_y can be lilted up off Uie border. There are some beautiful shades of colour in the flowers, from crimson through the various shades of pink and white, and both the foliage and flowers are larger than they used to be-in lact, the foliage, notably in some of the 'lighter colours, is beautifully mottled and has some decorative value when the plauts are not iu bloom. The flowers of yearhug plauts are generally liner tiiau are olUer plauts, but, of course, they are not so numerous. A well- grown, wen-bloomed Cyclamen iu a six-inch put has considerable value in the conser- vatory at this season, and a couple of dozen in various colourti will make a uroup that will attract attention anywhere. The best time to sow seeds is iu the early autumn, not later than the beginning of September. Sow thinly and never permit the seedlings to secure any check until tiiey are well established iu tho blooming pots. Then, of course, the were fact that the roots have occupied all the soil will be check sufficient to induce an abuudant blooming of very fine blossoms. The soil must be fairly light. We use about a third of really good turfy loam, full of fibre, and containing plenty of body. To this are added equai parts of leaf- mould aud peat, with a lioeral allowance of sharp clean sand. Stimulants may be giveu when the pots are full of roots—-they will not require it before. We have discontinued drying off Cyciameu corms. FRUIT GARDEN. There is no doubt of the value of bush Apples on the Paradise-stock in the garden, anu fu windy districts in the orchard also, but then, of course, sheep or cattle could not be turned in, though at certain seasons poultry might have the run of the place with advantage to tbemselves and the fruit-trees also in keeping down insects. In many gardens where bush Apples were planted ten or twelve years ago I have noticed the trees are now much too thick, and if every alternate tree is taken out they will have rather too much room. In fruit growing the trees should have free exposure on all sides to ensure well- balanced trees, and free-growing varieties, such as Warner's King, Lane's Prince Albert, Brantley's Seedling, JBlenhiem Orange, and Eck- linville, should be planted fifteen feet apart. We have trees planted ten years ago that are now not less than fourteen feet in diameter and nearly as much in height. It is possible by pruning to keep the tree to a prescribed space, but what sensible person who wants fruit would do this ? If ,a piece of land could be given up to bush Apples I should say plant 75 feet apart, and as soon as the branches were 2 meeting take half the trees up in the first, then move the whole of the second row, and so on, so that the trees finally stood fifteen feet apart. This refers only to the strong growers, and these should be grouped. Weaker growers, such as Orange Pippin, Cockle Pippin, Lord Burghley, and others, will do with less space. 1 am rather surprised Lord Burghley is not mure planted. 1 lookupouit as the best late dessert apple. VEGETABLE GARDEN. This is the preparatory season in the garden. In frosty weather wheel on manure and trench the land up deeply to let in the frost, but do nut bury snow, especially if the land is required for early crops. There are many gardens that would be improved by draining, especially where fruit-trees are intended to be planted. To tell if land requires draining, dig a few test holes three feet deep, and if the water at this season stands in the bottom of the holes the land requires draining. In draining gardens or orchards the drains should be three feet deep, and, if possible, a foot of stones or clink- ers, or Thorns, should be placed over the drain-pipes. This will ensure the drains remain- ing clear. I am assuming a rough plan of next seasou's cropping, so far as regards its main features, has been prepared, and then the manuring and cultivation can be made to suit the crops. If there is a warm border anywhere -alld every garden should possess one or more warm, sunny borders, with soil deepened and enriched to suit all the early crops to be planted in suitable weather—early Peas and Long-pod Beans, or Dwarf Fan or Cluster, may be planted now. In some gardens the Peas that were planted in November are now up. These, of course, must be nursed and sheltered by draw- ing up ridges of soil on each side of the rows, and by-and-bye, before the cold winds set iu, a few feathery titicks may be placed to them. Sow Radishes on a warm, sunny spot. STOVE. Where there is head room baskets of Ferns and Orchids are very dressy. For draping the sides and bottoms of baskets in a warm-h<>u--e the pretty Indian Grass is very effective, and is easily propagated from cuttings now or any time. Cissus discolor may also be effectively iwed for draping baskets in the stove. Cuttings of the firm siioots strike readily now in bou.oin- heat. Where there is a propagating-fraine or pit, old utenis of Dracienas may be cut up into single joints and inserted in light sandy soil and plunged in a brisk hot-bed. Seeds of the boItan's Balaam (Impatiens Sultani) sown now will make useful plants by the end of the summer, and their brightness will continue for souio time. Rivina huinilis is another uiclul decorative plaut in a small way for winlrr, bearing very freely clusters of brigh r l berries. This is alRo casily raised from This sp-edw so freely in some stoves that t I dropped berries produce so many plants tin ■ is no occasion to sow seeds specially. It is (1U;! I possible to have Gloxinias in bloom in Feb-, or even earlier. Those who raise seedling:, •• do (hem well will find some of them start I earlier than others, and those restless mav k, well be potted as soon as the movement, i" eeived, placed on a shelf in the stove, and j w- mitted to do their best. And very well grow in a light position during the dark day --Gardening
.4 .A MYSTERIOUS TRAGEDY. MUTILATED BODY FOUND. On Sunday morning the body of a young worti-in i a found in an out or the way part of Totten ■u.ni Marshes, near London, under circumstances pointing to the commission of a terrible crini". ,otne boys, who had been play.ng football on t e Marshes, discovered the body in a ditch, and on its I-etnovtti to the mortuary the corpse was found !<> bear many marks of violence. Tho right «< was nearly out, as if cut with a Icriiie. Th wis smashed, the hone protruding, mid «»:. r t he ears was almost severed. Tho hands W<M ■ much cut und hruisedt awl there were other in cations of a terrible struggle. The deceased II apparently between 20 and 30 years of age. belonged to the working classes. At,,ti-si f, Tottenham are of considerable extent, mid inter are not much frequented. It is sutipose-i ihe body was carriod to tho ditch Itnd thrown in alter the murder had been coitiiiiltted.
SENSATIONAL STHEET TRAGEDY. A respectably-dressed man jumped from :i w n. (low three storeys up in a Temperance Hot,el II Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Oil Sunday evening, lie alighted on the edge of the pavement, which WMS crowded with people, and was killed outright. Tne incident caused a great sensation. It) possession were found over £ 31 in gold and Eng- lish notes, and a card giving the name of Joseph Ainsworth, mill warper, Oldham. On another was ivi-itten, "There is no temporary io- s;iiiitv. I have been done to death. I will soon bo with friends."
JURY DECLINED TO SAY. An inquest was held at Winchester on Saturday Oil a hoy 12 years of age, who died in the Tloyul Hants County Hospital whilst under the influence of an nneesthetic. The lad was suffering Irain en- larged tonsils, and a mixture of chloroform, ether, 0 and alcohol was administered with the usual pre- cautions. Whilst he was being operated upon he suddenly expired. A post-mortem examination showed that the heart was alfected, but that tho ordinary test would fail to show i a weakness. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical advice, but declined to say that death was accidental.
LONDON'S SMALLPOX BILL. The report of the Finance Committee of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, issued on Saturday, states that the total amount involved up to date is £ 400,000. The committee adds that the pro- posed expenditure will exhaust the borrowing powers of the managers, which are limited to one- tenth of the ratable value of the district, now £ 39.677,074, and they recommend that application should be made to the Local Government Board desiring them to issue a provisional order extend- ing the borrowing powers to double the amount authorised.—Twenty-eight fresh cases of small- pox occurred in London on Saturday, and 23 Oil Sunday.
HEAVY SALVAGE AWARD. In the Admiralty Court on Saturday, Mr. Jus- tice Gorell Barnes, sitting with Trinity Masters, awarded £ 1,200 to the owners, master, and crew of the steamship Test, or London, for salvage ser- vices rendered to the Glasgow steamship lolite on November 13th last in the English Channel. The lolite had broken down when off Havre Point, on the French coast, in very bad weather, and drifted no less than 60 miles towards the English coast. When picked up by the Test she was in danger of drifting ashore at Dungeness. Tho lolite was coal-laden for Brieux. Considering the re-i sponsibility of the master of the Test, bin lordship awarded him 1:150 out of the 4:1,200, and £ 250 to the crew.
—- DEATH OF A LUCKNOW VETERAN. The death took place in Edinburgh on Saturday of Captain Christie, who from 1874 till 1900 was Governor of Calton Prison, Edinburgh. The de- ceased, who was a strong advocate of prison re- form, was formerly an officer in the Black Watch, and as a lieutenant lie served through the Indian Mutiny campaign. His bravery brought him under notice' and ho was appointed to lead a storming party at the relief of Luoknow.
WEYBRIDGE TRAIN TRAGEDY. Upon the arrival at Weybridge on Saturday night of the 8.35 train from Waterloo the dead body of a man was found in a second-class com- partment with a bullet-wound in tho left temple. Subsequently the body was identified as that of a book-keeper in the laboratory department at Woolwich Arsenal, where he liadbeedemployo(I for the last seven years.
FOR BACHELORS AND WIDOWERS. An Edinburgh gentleman has set aside £ <0,000 for the relief of bachelors and widowers over 55 years of age. The donor recommends the estab- lshmcnt of cottal-ges ten miles from Edinburgh, and that the cost of each inmate be not more than per ilnnuin. Tho benefaction is to be administered by the Edinburgh University | professors.
MUNICIPAL PUBLIC-HOUSE. The Bradford Corporation propose to embark on a novel experiment—that of rebuilding the Jolly Butchers' Inn as a fully licensed house, and con- ducting it through a manager appointed by the corporation. The hotel is intended for tiie itecotit- modation of people attending the markets, the property having been acquired under the Im- provement Act for the city. Tho experiment has raised quite a storm of opposition.
WHY FRUIT IS WASTED. While there is practically no limit to the fruit-using capabilities of our large towns, large quantities are practically wasted every year through the inability of fruit-growers to discover the right market and dispose of their goods, a matter which might be dealt with if there existed some well-informed oollecting agency. With tho object of producing some prac- tical suggestion on the matter a member of the Fruit-growers'Society has offered a prize of £ 25 for the best essay on tho subject of piveking,col- lectiiig, and iiiai-icf-ting fruit."
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