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COURANT Office, Tuesday Evening.

DUKE OF WESTMINSTER'S MUNIFICENCE.

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LETTER FROM LORD ARTHUR GROSVENOR.

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CHESTER DAIRY SHOW. 0

HANDSOME GIFT TO BALA. 0

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HANDSOME GIFT TO BALA. 0 COL. EVANS-LLOYD'S MUNIFICENCE. At a recent meeting of the Bala Urban District Council a letter addressed to the Clerk was read from Col. E. Evans-Lloyd, of Moel- ygarnedd, asking him to submit the plans which he enclosed tor the approval of the Council. Col. Evans-Lloyd further stated that as he had already explained to the Clerk and some of the members of the Council, he intended building according to the plans submitted a library and reading room, with caretaker's house adjoining on a small piece of garden ground fronting Frydan-road, and subsequently to present it to the Council for the benefit, under the Public Libraries Act, of the inhabitants of the urban district and the immediate neighbourhood. To carry out his intention he should have in the first instance to convey the ground to the Council, and when the building is completed he should ask the Council to accept in perpetuity the freehold of both land and building as a free gift from himself to the town of Bala with which, ever since he came into the possession of the Plasyndre Estate some twenty-five years ago, he had had such pleasant and neighbourly associations. The plans were approved of by the Council. The Chairman said that he wished on behalf of the town to thank Colonel Evans-Lloyd for his magnanimous intention to present the town with a library and reading-room. He hoped that at the completion of the building a better opportunity would be afforded the town of publicly thanking Colonel Evans Lloyd, but when that time came, it might not be his lot to serve the town as a member of the Council, and he was therefore very much pleased to have that opportunity of thanking him on their behalf. Colonel Evans-Lloyd had been from the first one of the most zealous advocates of the library, and since its establishment had been one of its best supporters. He had every year given the library five pounds' worth of books. He was now this year on the point of giving them this donation of books. Knowing his generosity, the town always looked to Colonel Evans-Lloyd when in need of any help, and was never disappointed. But the present intention of the Colonel far exceeded anything that any of them expected and such a gift as this to the town deserved some better thanks than they could give that night. The presentation came at a very opportune moment. The Library Committee were in a difficulty (as they were aware) about a room. The landlord of the present library wanted the room which held the books, and the committee could not find another suitable place in town which could be let for the purpose. It seemed to him (the chairman) that there was something provi- dential in this gift coming at that time. The following resolution was passed:—" That the Council desires to express its pleasure and most earnest and hearty thanks to Colonel E. Evans-Lloyd, of Moelygarnedd, for the intima- tion of his kind and generous intention to build a library and reading-room, and convey it as a gift to the Bala urban district, and also that the Council desires to express its readiness to comply with and carry out as fully as possible the suggestions contained in Colonel Evans- Lloyd's letter to the clerk, dated 4th October, 1900." The plans of tho buildings have been prepared by Messrs. Douglaa and Minshull, of Chester.

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