LLANIDLOES. CLUB FEAST.—On Wednesday, July the 11th, the third annual feast of the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society, Court of St. Idloes, Branch No. 6,071, was held at the Van Vaults, the clubhouse. At about 1 p.m. the officers and members assembled at the lodgeroom, wdiere they were formed into a procession and were adorned with the regalia of the order. They, then headed by the brass band of the place, paraded the principal streets of the town, and proceeded to St. Idloes Church, where the lessons were read by the Rev. J. Lewis, B.A., curate, and an appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. R. H. Pones, M.A., Rector. At the close of the service, the procession reformed and proceeded back to the Van Vaults, whence they came, where an excellent dinner was provided for them by Mr. and Mrs. H. Hamer, the host and hostess. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, JfL-y 12.-Before R. U. Ureenhow (mayor), and W. Thomas, Esqrs. Nuisances.—Meredith Hamer, inspector of nuisances for the borough, charged a number of persons with allowing nuisances on their premises.—A case against Richard Marpole was ad- journed one against Henry Clifton Carver was dismissed Edward Hamer was fined 2s. 6il. and costs Thomas Williams was ordered to pay costs two other cases of nuisances were ad- journed. Drunkenness, <( c.- -P.C. Lewis charged Mary Blythe with this offeiiee.- Fine(I 10s., and cost- allowed a week to pay.-Sergt. Sibbald charged Benjamin Powell.—Fined los., and costs. Charge of Tl,eft.Tlie last-named defendant, Benjamin Powell, was further charged with stealing 19s. ï ¿ù., the property or William Powell, farmer (his cousin). -Complainant said I live at Brynliafod, in the parish of Llandinam. I was at the Trewy- then Arms Hotel* in Llanidloes, on the 26th May last, being Llanidloes fair-day. Thomas Griffiths and the prisoner Benjamin Powell were with me. I called for three glasses of ale, and ten- dered a sovereign in payment. I went out after 1 gave the sovereign to the waitress. I remained out a few minutes and then came in again, f, asked the waitress for the change when I came in. She replied that'she had given it to my cousin (meaning the prisoner). The waitress went to the prisoner and asked him for the change, which he denied having. I said nothing further. 1 then went to .Sergeant sibbald and p^t the case into his hands.—Elizabeth Ashton, waitress at the hotel, deposed to serving complainant and defendant. Complainant ordered three glasses of ale, and gave her a sovereign in pay- ment. The took it to the bar and asked Mis. Russell to take for three glusses of ale out of it. her 19s. 7id., the change, viz., one half-sovereign, two nait-crowns, the remainder in small silver and copper She went hack to the smoke-room, and found that the last witness had left the room. The prisoner held out his hand and she gave him the change (19s 7Jd). She knew that the prisoner and the last witness were cousins. She told the prisoner tO give the change tij iii.,i cousin, the last witness. Prisoner said, All right. When the last witness came back he asked for his change. Witness said, I have given it to your cousin to givo you." She then went to the prisoner and told him to gIVe. the change to the last witness. Prisoner denied having had it. The police- officer was then called m. The last witness then said he would look to witness and the prisoner for the charge.—P.C. Edwards said his attention was called, at the Trewythen Arms Hotel, to prisoner, at having received the wrong change, and re- fusing to give it up. 'Ihe first witness said he had given a sovereign in payment for some drink, and asked prisoner if he (the prisoner) had received any change. Prisoner replied, "l have not received any." Prisoner said he had no money about him. Witness presswt prisoner to show what money he had, when the latter then threw a quantity of silver and copper on the table, viz., Ss. 6d. in silver and 8d. in copper. The prisoner handed witness his purse, and in it there was one half-sovereign and a sixpenny piece. Prisoner had previously shown the purse and said there was no more in it. Prisoner was drunk —Sergt Sibbald gave corroborative evidence, and Added that the first witness went afterwards to the police station and made the charge against the prisoner, and said he should look to witness for the change.—The prisoner, having been crutioned, made the following voluntary statement, viz. I was in the Trewythen Arms Hotel on the day in question, and gave the waitress 2s. (a 2s. piece) in payment for a glass of gin and a glass of ale. The waitress^came and gave me some money, saying, "There's your change." I put it into my pocket without countin"it. The first witness came in and asked the waitress for his change and she said I had got it. I was going to look for it.-The Bench dismissed the case, but ordered the defendant to pay expenses.
NEWTOWN. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JULY II.-Present :-R. E. Jones, J. C. Bayud, and Richard Llovd, Esqrs. Neglecting to Support a -If(ttlie)-Grifflili Hughes, of New- town gingerbeer manufacturer, was summoned by Robert Lloyd, relieving officer, for not contributing towards the sup- port of his father. Defendant was ordered to pay Is. Cd. per week. Drunkenness.—Robert Price, of Stalloe, Montgomery, farmer, was charged with being drunk. Fined 14s., and costs. A Weighing Machine Case.—John Arrol, of Llanllwcliaiarn was summoned by William Davies, inspector of weights and measures, for havjjig a weighing-machine, on the Canal-road in favour of the seller. In two tons' weight there was an error of three cwt against the seller. It took two tons three cwt. to show two tons. It was a very old machine. Fined Is., and costs. 9 Savage William Lewis, of the Canal, was charged with assaulting ms Htep-daughter, who resided in defendant's house. They hatl a dispute, when he threw her down, and then turned her out of the house. He was very drunk. The evidence was confirmed by Sarah Owen. Committed for fourteen days' hard labour, and to pay costs. • NEWTOWN AND LLANIDLOES BOARD OF (iU VIII)[ ANS WEDXKsnAY, JULY 11 -Present Captain O. M. Crewe Head, it.N. (chairman), ^Ir. oames Hall (vice-chairman), Ilr. J. P. Davies (ex-officio), Messrs. John Smout, John Davies John Francis, David .Lloyd, Edward Lloyd, Richard Prvce' John Jones, Roger Kinsey, Thomas WiUiamS; Abraham Davies, John Hall, C. Morgan, John Meddins, and Richard Williams, clerk. Appointment of exciting discussion was held on the desirableness of continuing this appointment.- Mr. C. Morgan, as chairman of the Committee appointed to con- sider the subject, handed in a statement detailing the duties of the offher. It stated that the Master was of opinion that the services (,f the taskmaster might be dispensed with. The Com- mittee offered no opinion on the subject.—The Chairman thought it a retrograde motion to attempt to get rid of the taskmaster, and he thought it would bo a very unwise step. That officer was of great service in looking after the tramps, and if they got rid of him they might have to appoint a schoolmaster.—Mr. C. Morgan said the taskmaster had done a good deal of good with reference to the care of the tramps. But considering his services were no longer required, he moved, on economical grounds, that the Local Government Board be applied to for the necessary powers to dispense with his services.—Mr Roger Kinsey seconded the motion.—Mr. J. P. Dayi; s moved, and Mr. J. Smout seconded, that no further steps be taken in the matter. The latter thought that if they got rid of the present officer, they would have to appoint another in a month or two. They did not carry on a large establishment like that with only two male officials.—Mr. John Hall supported the resolution on the ground that the establishment had very considerably decreased.—The Vice-Chairman also supported the motion. A paper was then sent round for the purpose of ob- taining tue votes of the Guardians. The motion for carried, twelve voting for it, aud four for the amendment. The follow- ing gentlemen voted for the amendment: The Chairman, Messrs. J. P. Davies, John Smout, and JohnMeddins.
BERRIEW. ACCIDENTAL DEATH.—An inquest was held at the Tal- bot Inn, Berriew, on Monday, July 16, before Mr. Edwd. Maurice Jones, coroner, on the body of Edward Pryce, of Welshpool, horsebreaker.—Henry Pryce examined I am a, saddler in Welshpool. The deceased was my brother, and he was forty-five years of age. He was a horsebreaker, and had been so for the last twenty years. I last saw him alive on Saturday week.—Ed. Owen, ex- amined I live in Berriew, and keep the Talbot Inn. On Friday morning, about eleven o'clock, I was at Vaenor Lodge, and saw the deceased riding a young horse belong- ing to Mr. Miller, of The Court, He was going towards Bettws, and the horse was walking steadily. In about five minutes or less I heard a horse coming along the road, and I went to the door. I saw the deceased coming back with the horse at full gallop, leaping and plunging. The deceased cried out to the horse, but just as the horse passed the lodge the horse made aside leap, and threw the deceased upon the road. The horse went on down the road, and I ran to deceased. He was quite black in the face, and the blood was running from his nose, and he was dead. He never moved or spoke after I got up to him nor could I perceive that he breathed. The deceased could not have gone more than a hundred and fifty yards past the lodge before I heard the noise. No one was on the road when I came out, and it must have been the de- censed who was shouting. The foot of the deceased was out of the stirrups as he came back by me. I at once fetched tlie police. I had never seen the horse before. He was lb hands and 3 inches in height, and powerful. The deceased was sober, but evidently very much fright- ened when he was sll(,utiig. Verdict, "Accidental death." PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, JULY 7.-Before J. Robinson Jones, and J. C. Bayard, Esqs. Brcaeh of the Peace.—Jacob Whitehouse and John Whitehouse, boatmen, and Robert Rogers and William Pryce, labourers, Berriew, were charged by P.C. Poole with committing a breach of the peace at Berriew, on the 23rd of June.—Pryce and Rogers were each bound over to keep the peace for three months and pay costs. The Whitehouses did not appear, and warrants were issued for their apprehension. Drunkenness.—-John Williams, The Wood, Berriew, was summoned by P.C. Poole for this offence at Berriew on the 23rd of June.—Fined 2s. (id., and costs.—John Hum- phreys, Manafon, was charged by P.C. Pryce with being drunk at Manafon, on the 12th June.—Fined 10s., and costs.
WELSHPOOL. Xew Po.ST-OFFICE. —The business of the Post-Office, was transferred from High-street to Mr. Harper's pre- mises in Broad-street, on Wednesday, July 11. Pic-xic.—The annual pic-nic of the Excelsior Lodge of Good Templars, came off on Wednesday, July 12, on the Grungrog Hill, by the kind permission of Mr. Ellis'Jones. A good number assembled, and the weather being fine, a pleasant evening was spent. FAIII, MONDAY, JULY 16.—This was a small fair generally. Prices about the same as usual. Mr. Thos. Morris held his usual fortnigbly Auction, and disposed of a small supply of beef, about 150 sheep and lambs, and a number of pigs ,and calves. Everything sold very dear, and excited brisk competition. Mr. John Hickman also held his fortnightly auction. HAWKIXO WITHOUT A LiCENCE.-E(imund Davies was charged with this offence, before W. Rogers, Esq., (mayor), and S. Powell, Esq., at the Town Clerk's Office, on Thursday, July 12. On promising at once to leave the town, prisoner was cautioned and discharged. A SUPPOSED DESERTER.—On Wednesday, July 1I at Mr. G. D. Harrison's office, before S. Powell, Esq., a man named John Davies, was brought up on remand charged with being a deserter from the Royal Engineers (Troop A). An enquiry having been made at head quarters, it turned out that the prisoner had a temporary pass, and that his discharge would follow. Case dismissed. -hicrous DAMAGE.—On Saturday, July 14, before the Alayor (W..tlogers, Esq.), and D. P. Owen, Esq., Edward Weston Jones was charged by Thomas Ricketts, gardener to Miss Clive, Elmhurst, with damaging rose trees on the 14th July.—Johh Lloyd, of Gungrog Lane, said he was in Miss Clive's employ on the day in question, and when giving up the drive towards the house saw the defendant cut off several buds from rose trees there, and was told by him that Thomas Ricketts had given him leave to do so, which on enquiry turned out to be untrue. Pined £1, including costs. BOAT EXCURSION.—On Friday last some hundreds availed themselves of the boat excursion, organized by the Welshpool Lodge of Good Templars, to visit Glansevern, the seat of Mr. A. C. Humphreys Owen. The affair, which had been largely advertised by handbills through- out the district, seems to have been looked forward to with pleasurable expectation, and a good deal of anxiety ivas felt about mid-dav on Friday as to yeather, the morning looking very unpromising. With the exception of occasional showers, however, the day proved wonder- fully favourable. Tea was provided m the park, and the company amused themselves with uancmg) racin<T &c &c., until the time arrived for the return journey "which was accomplished in safety. e must not omi<- to mention that Mr. Humphreys Owen kindly threw onen his grounds and gardens_for the assembled visitors The excursion was accompanied by Mr. Whittin"ham's brass ta,d- POOL quay.
SINGULAR CAPTURE OF A PIKE.—As Mr. J. Pugh was fly fishing in the Severn 011 Thursday, July 12, he hooked a small dace, in drawing it gently through the water it was s^zed by a pike. After struggling for a few minutes the pike disgoiged the dace, but in doing so managed to get the hook out of the dace's mouth and fasten it in his aT/ound S°°a Safely kn,]ed- It; weighed a little over
RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. Tr- PKIZTY tND CONCERT.—The annual tea mectin awl con. i• ?, ^"S'isii Church, Hill-street, Khon, was hehl in i held (kindly lent by Mr. Robert Hopwood) on .Monday Julv 11; Ihe following presided at the tables :—Mrs. Green, Airs ,f n Jones Mrs. Davies, Ganlden, Airs. Dodtl, Mrs. Hughes li-mtl street, Mrs. Pritchard, Stryt-issa, Mrs. Pliill:ps, Mrs p'j Mrs. Griffiths, Ponkey, Mrs. Hauh, Mrs. Hughes I i nu r- chrugog Lodge, Mrs. Jones, Hill-street, Mrs. Liovil Church Mrs. Joseph Jones, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. lioast/ the Misses Savage (2), and Miss Liddell, assisted by the sentienien of "the church and congregation. The tea, sugar; milk, and most of the butter had been given by members and friends, so that none of the provisions had to be paid for excepting the bread. The weather in the morning filled the promoters with fears for its success, but towards the afternoon the sky cleared and the number which sat down to tea was equal to, if not greater, than on former years. In the evening a concert wasgiren by a party, under the leadership of Mr. J. Denbigh Jones,, when selections from the "Later Songs and Solos," and the "Jubilee Songs" were very successfully given. Miss H. Sauvage's .solo i? fa well," and Mr. Wm. Davies's, The little beggar Ki,i" Parry), were vociferously cheered. The solos were accommnio<i by Mr. Dan. C. Owen in his usually happy tyle. Two spelling competitions were held, at which Daniel Ed wan's and Arthur h. Jones took tlie tir^t D^zes and 15. Hough and .uoses Evans, the second nr-vl In the raading competition, at first sight, Daniel Edwards™ B. Hough carried the day, and in the reciting of the xXpsX Mary Anne Jones and Jannet te Green ami \V H si in p s o n gained the rewards. Only one, lhomas Sjiuva^e ^'nv thr* Boat, and he was deemed worthy of the prfe!' Th' adjiuUca torsiwere Messrs Josiali Jones T. Jones VaVd Scliooi) mi-I 1l. Jones, Shop had MMses Savage and Edwards and Mr Thomas Jones presented the Ito the successful coiii- pCtitors, The President (the Rev. W. Foulk^ hi Uie cm rse of the evening made a most welcome announcement regarding the career of Mr .bmies Siiuvage, K. A.M., who is "uno blunt v Rhos to the effect that he has gained the gold medal at the Royal Academy of Music, the highest distinction we believ« which can be obtained m any one year. The announcement wa4 received by the audience in real Welsh fasfflou.
— r~ TEA AND COFFEE 44, LORD STREET, LIVERPOOL. fSSSRS ELLIS DAVIES & COMPY. 1.cg to inform the Residents of and Visitors < all and district that arrangements have now by which Parcels may be obtained by Rail from Liverpool at a very small cost. Families may thus obtain their customary supplies of good Tea and Coffee while residing in this neigh- co,], and can now rely upon receiving their Parcjls on the day following receipt of orders. Ti.a following are a few selected quotations for the preseut Season :— TEA. P lb. The Choicest Kaisow Tea .3/6 The Extra Fine Souchong — 3/4 First-cla.ss Congou 3, The Very Fine Congou Fine Congou .2/4 Strong Congou -2/- Good Sound Congou 1/8 And intermediate prices. PURE COPFTE. Ib. The Choicest Mountain Jamaica 18 Tine Jamaica a Plantation Ceylon 1/4 Ceylon Coffee The ibove may be had Ground or in the Berry. Plantation Ceylon— 1 .Mixed with PlTItE GEOUND CHICORY, [1/2 obtained from the Best English Root ) Ceylon Coffee— ) Mixed with PURE GROUND CHICORY, [l/. Mixed with PURE GROUND CHICORY, 11. obtained from the Best English Root ) E. D. & CO. recommend Ground Coffee to be kept in air-tight Tin Canisters, which they supply when rei/jested. TER)fs-Strictly Net Cash on receipt of Goods. Remittances may be made by Bankers' Cheques, or pi st office Orders payable at the General Post Office i-i\t HK/cl.
THE West Coast of Wales DIRECTORY. (, ) Signifies that there are apartments to let. ( f,) Willing to let the whole house furnished.
A BE E Y STWYTH Marine Terrace. 0. G.—Mrs. R. DELAHOYOE, Dresden House Mrs. and Miss Penrose, Haverford West; Mrs. George, Miss, and Master Sparrell, Carmarthen. 10.—Mrs. JONES— Mr and Mrs. Brown and family. Wolverhampton Miss Baldwin, Wolverhampton Mrs Burd and family, Shrews- bury Mrs. Thompson and family, Shrewsbury Mr. Daws, Shrewsbury Mrs. Beaston and family, Market Havarn. No. 12.—Mrs. T. H. LLOYD— Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Ashton and family, Rusholme, Man- chester Miss Bticklev and Miss Hall, Barton, near Man- chester Mr. and Mrs." Hart, Bond-street, London. 11— Mrs. E. J. JONES (a)- M-. and Mrs. Barnett, Birmingham; Mrs. and Master Ber- ber. James's Vicarage, Bolton; the Misses Knowles, Bolton. u. 25.—Mrs. M. NELSON— Mr.. Mrs., and Miss Smith, Walsall, Birmingham the Rev. T. W. and Mrs. Peile, Cannock Vicarage, Staffordshire Mrs Aelams. babv, and nurse. Holme Lacey; Mrs. Hus- saibee, Mrs. Sutton, and Mrs. Stouhwell, Birmingham. j. SO.—Mrs..JONES, Clareinont House (,t)- 'Miss W.\stm, and Mrs. Weston, and familv, iNi)rth,.vieli, Cheshire Mr. and Mrs. John Stud wick and family, Alexandra Lodge, Stroud, Gloucestershire. No. 52.—Mr. D. R. JONES (n) (6)— No. TO.—Mrs. GKEEX— Mr B W. H. Molvneux, B. A,, Morton Mr. J. B. Price, Cheltenham Mr. W. H. Perry, Bridgnorth Miss H. L. Perry, Cheltenham. No. 01, Miss DAVIES (b)- Mr. Burton, Tenby; Mrs. Price, London; Mr. and Mrs. Gray, London Miss 1' Gray, Shifnal. Queen's Road. No. 4.—\[R. THOKAS ABBOTT, Crystal Palace Hotel (a)- No. 5.—Mrs. WILLIAM WILLIAMS- lIr., Mrs., Mr. G., Miss, Miss Maud, and Master L. Fuller. Lower Broughton, near Manchester Miss Barlow, Heaton Chapel, near Stockport. :J'I. TO-,ES, Glanayron House- Mr. Gehlart and son, Crewe. Mrs. EDWARDS, Wesley House:(a)- T. T. Roberts, Esq. Pier Street, N. 3.—Mr. E. P. WYNNE, Family and Dispensing Chemist- No. 82.—Mr. C. M. WILLIAMS, General Drapery and Millinery E.,itablisliment- Airs. SMITH, Pier House, Pier-street— Mrs. Oreen anll family; Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. b. G. Jackson, nurse, and family Miss Bent, Miss Tew, Miss E. Bent, Leicester, Victoria Hotel, Baker-street (<i) — "1 Miss Barnes, X nth J. R. Pryse and family, Park near Llanidloes. Portland Street. EVANS (a) (b)~ arret, Hay; Mrs. George and family, anil Miss uilth. A. EVANS, (a)- I family, and Miss Jones, Shrewsbury and ran. Llanellv. New Street. .I:3 (a)- rne House, Terrace RU:1d- Ward, Wolverhampton Mr. and Mrs. lisses and Mr. James E. Parry, Broms- J. E. and Mrs. Linnell, Burton-on-Trent: ckheath. Staffordshire Mrs. Heely, Old •e Miss Linnell, Silverstone, Northamp- ,in, \Velch Harp, Terrace Road (11,)- -iiier. Ca,erleon House, Victoria terrace — 4, North-parade ((1)- Victoria Hotel, Baker-street (n) W. Minors, Fisher wick, Lichfield, Staffordshire; Mr. Jones, Bristol. HOTEL (Mr. W. H. PALMER, proprietor) f.r 1))- Professor Palmer. Mrs. Palmer, and family, Cambridge *Antiionv Bena, Esq., and party. Bodynfol Hall, Oswestry; Hi-,li-y Edwards, Esq., Cambridge A. R. O'Regan, Esq., and the Misses O'Re-iii Captain E. Willis. Cheltenham; Mr. and Miss Heyward, Swansea; Mr. and Mrs. Wingfteld, Bolton Mr. and Mrs. George Kilgour, London; —Bartlett, Esq., London. ABERDOVEY. Glaadovey Terrace. BELL (I)- No. 2.—Mrs. EVANS (A)— C. F. Thruston, E.-q., -Mrs -Tliruston, and .diss Tnnis.oa, Talgarth Hall 4.—Mrs. BLACK— Mrs. John Leech and family, Marple, Caesaire. ZVira. JONES, Plas Dovey— yir. in 1 Mrs. W. J. Brown and family, Dingle Priory, Liver- pool. Ytrs. JOHN OWENS, Brooklyn House- Mrs. LEWIS, Glanvor House (a)- Air. EDWARD JONES, Linen Draper and Grocer, Cambrian House (a)— Mr. RrcHARJ DAVIES, Draper and Grocer, Mancliest?r House (rt)- Mr. EDWARDS, Pier House (I)).- BARMOUTH- Porkington Terrace. •\O '>—Mrs. HUGH JONES— alul Miss A. A. M. L. Maiden, Bridgewater Null, ',l<i'i'kport; Mrs*. Overton and family, Brinnington. Stock- port Mrs. and Miss Moore. Leicester; John Harvey, Es'i-.iMrs. Harvey, and family, Beech Bank. N,. JONES (rt) (lJ)- :,lr.nll Mrs. Butler. London; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Stret- ford, Manchester; Air. and Mrs. Grimshaw, Mr and Mrs. Kav, Blackley; Mrs. Rambottom, Salfoni; Miss Stimson, Drovisden. near Manchester Mr. and Mrs Barber and famiiv, and two nurses, Liverpool. J. -V WILLIAMS- Mr and Mrs. Hewitt, Miss Hewitt. Rathgar; Dr. and Mrs. iR'> wdon Miss Caw, Miss Nelly Caw, Master Fred Grims- vwja 4-2, Rodney-street, Liverpool; Mr. and Mrs. Pem- berton.Master, Miss Xelly. Master Noel Peinberton, baby, an i t'-vo nurses, Oxton, Birkenhead. I'—Mrs. RICHARDS— Mrs Fi-ssell, 31 isa Tennent, Misses Craigie, Scotland; MrS Master. Miss, and Master M P. Dennis, and sesvnnt, I Rra'oon Mrs. W. H. Glennie, Kdgbaston Mrs. V,ox, Kibworth. Leicester Miss Coleman. East Langton Wm. Thomas, Ashover, Derbys. -Mr. Sells and family, St. Leo- nard's, Pense. r, No. 10. (Bros/yntvn House).—Capt. EDWARD GRIFFITHS- Mr. and Mrs. Dutton, Broughton Ilis, Dutton, St. George's Mr. Lloyd and family, Newtown. Aelydon, Miss Robinson and maid and Miss M. A. Robinson, Liver- pool Miss Tyler, Birmingham; E. Green, Esq., air I Mrs. Green, Leamington. Xv. 3. "\V:;I. COTTON, F.G.S. (rr)- Mr Mrs and Miss Barlow, Stockport; Mrs. and iliss j -r.ton. 3Irs. and Miss Cheekland, Mr. and Miss coilyer, L o, Coven:7. Miss Turnbull, Stoke-on-Trent; Miss Owen iin<l the 'Motors A., C., and W. Owen, Wilde Green, n"- minff'.iani. "V j T i i. H J\ir o«.i Mrs Li.'Vd and family, Birkenhead Mr. and Mrs. Cooper and family, Liverpool. Glanwerydd Terrace, -M" -I ,Y,IX|Y LLOYD— il'isses Wedgwood, Liverpool; Mrs and Miss Jackson, Mr. .Jackson, and Mr. Archer, Manch-ster M=ss Jackson. Bowden, Cheshire Mr. and Mrs. VV. D. banner Mr. Councillor Austin and family, BirmiHgham :.1>- H. Austin, Nechells, Birmingham. c.-t.ssauo ami family. Haden Cross, Old Hill; Mrs. 1 hon:- N -E" t,. R. Chell, Knee-sail Vicarage, Newark. Mrs. KYNOCTI, Gomerian House, High Street- Mrs. Huckett and family, Market Harborough; Mr. and Mrs. Margetts. Mrs. MORRIS, Glanglasfor H>>use— -lir. and Air. Newbolt, Leamington Mrs. and Miss Pear- man; Miss Burton, Warwickshire; the children of T. Evans, Esq., Tros-y-Parc, Denbigh; Miss Webb, Bir- mingham Mr. and Mrs. Elwell, nurse, and children, Neutiddfraith, Newtown Miss Ward, Shrewsbury. Mrs. SMITH. 1, Mount Pleasant (a)- Miss Boston, Miss Emma Boston, Doncaster. Miss DEDWITH, 1, Brvnhyfrvd— Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, and family, Liverpool; Mr. and Mrs. Peckcup, London; Miss Pool; Miss Vincent, Llan- santffraid. Mrs. EVA-, S, Quay Cottage Church Street (a)- Airs George AbV>otfc and Miss Abbott, Leicester ^Ii>s Robinson. Manchester; the Misses Male, Sumner, and Towers, Birmingham Mr. Snow, Leicester. Mrs. TIMOTHY, Panteinion (a)- Mr. SCOTT, Arthog Hall— Mrs. JOHN EVANS, Glanymor House— J unes Backhouse, Mary ISiickliouse, )1. L. Backhouse J. Backhouse, and W. E. Backhouse; Jemima Spence and Charlotte Spence William Kobmson. Glasfor Terrace. No. 1.—Mrs. PETERS (A) — BORTH. Mr. CHARLES MYTTON, Cambrian Hotel- Mrs. William Parker, hahy and nurse, and Misses Scott (?) and nurse, Trelydan Hall, Welshpool; Mr. and Mrs. Bear- croft, Carmarthen. Cambrian Terrace. Xo. 1.—Mrs. PRITCHARD— The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Joyce, Bath. Xo. 3.-ELLEXOR WATKINS (a)- Miss Ada E. Blackburn, Great Portland-street, London. Xn. 4.—Mr. WILLIAM ROBERTS (11)- Xo. 12.—Mrs. JANE EDWARDS (A)— No. 14 (Uppingham House). -Mrs. MCCLELLAN— Mrs. Watkins and Robert Watkin Roberts, Llanfyllin. Picton Terrace, No. r MARY JONES ( It ) Rev. Mr. and Miss Sproston, Wolverhampton. Prince Street. No. 8.—Mrs. JONES— Miss M. Black and Miss Reynolds, Birmingham. Mrs. MARGARET JENKINS, (Osprey House)— JANE JAMES, Ocean View (a)- Mrs. Evans and family, Welshpool. Mr. THOMAS GOUGH THOMAS, No. 1, T,ibanus-terrace(a)- Mr. Samuel Tudor, Pontdolgoch; Mr. Edward Williams, Aberdovey. NTrs. JONES, Picton House (aJ- J. M. Jones, Oswestry. ELIZABETH REES, Gloucester House— Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Gilbert Wentworth, Birmingham Miss Amelia Evans and Mr. A. M. Rees, London. CAPT. HUGH REES, Beach Grove- Mrs. Gittins and family, Newtown the Misses Bebb, Welshpool; Mrs. and Miss Owen, Newport, Salop. MARGARET DAVIES, Diana House (a)- Rev. J. and Mrs. Hill, family, and nurse, Nottingham. R. P. ROBERTS, Garibaldi House (b)- Mrs. JONES, Sea View (a)- A. L LEWIS, Post-offics, London House (a)- C R I C C I E T H Ormsby Terrace, No. 2.—Mrs. WILLIAM JONES (a)- Mrs. Roberts, Ffestiniog. No. 3.—Mrs. R. P. THOMAS ((t)- Xu. 4.—Mrs. R. ROBERTS (It)- Mr. and Mrs. Richards and family, Ffestiniog. Salem Terrace. Xo. 5.—Mrs. PARRY— Captain Lee and family, London Mrs. Lewis, London. No. 7.—Mrs. OWEX ("j- Miss Clara Patton, Miss Kathleen Pafcton, and Miss Magill, Dublin. X". 8.—Mrs. Capt. OWEX (a)- Cambrian Terrace. Xo. 1.—Mrs. WM. ROBERTS— Mr. R. Jones and Mr. It Pritchard, Talysarn, Llanllytni. No. 3.—Mrs. OWEN ((Y)- Mr. Edwin Breasley, Halifax Mr. J. Cadwalader and family, Ffestiniog. Corporation Terrace. Xo. :). :.IrR. EDWARDS (A)— Airs. Owen and 1r. Parry, Ffestiniog. Parkia Place. 'O. I.-P,. NV. -TON-ES- Mr. E. Mitchell, and family, Xew York. Xo. 2.-Iisses EEARN—/«J Mr. and Mrs. Hiller and family, and Miss Hayward, Liver- pool; Mr. George Star, R.N., and Miss Star. Mrs. Captain JONES, Arvor Villa (a IJ)- Edward Parry. B.A., Esq., and G. A. Pemberton, Esq., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Mrs. JOHN ROWLANDS, Taleivion House (a)- Mrs. Casson and family, Blaen-y-ddol, Festiniog; Mr. and Mrs. Hay and family, Shrewsbury lrs. Bond and family, Victoria Cresent, Barnsley. Mrs. WM. GRIFFITH, Fair View (rt)- The Rev. Canon (fore and family, Bowdon, near Manchester. Mrs. EYAxs, Castle View (a b)—■ Mrs. JOXES. Tvnewydd (a b)- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bateman. Mrs. PRITCHARD, Causeway View fo j— Ir. and [rs. Robinson, Birmingham; Ir. and Mrs. Roberts and family, Fourcrosses, Ffestiniog. Mrs. EVANS, Tvnewydd (a)- Mr. H. W. Collins and family, Rainhill, Prescot. Mrs. WILLIAMS, Manchester House Rev. C. Cary, family, and maid, Warrington. Mrs. JONES, Plasgwilym ((o- Mrs. ELLIS, Cambrian House (a)- Miss Martley and Miss Hopkins, Dublin. Mrs. PRICE. Cardigan House Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Gierke and hmily, Altrincham: Mr. and Mrs, Dennis, Chester; Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Helmore, Hereford DOLGELLEY. Mrs. PCGH, Corner Shop, QueenVsquare (a)- Mrs. DAVIES, Eldon House (a)— Mr. and Mrs. Tilsley, Market Drayton, Salop Mrs. H. PUGH, Vale View, Springfield-street (Ct)- Mrs. C. LLOYD, Springfield-street (a)- Mr. J. C. Hughes. Mrs. THOMAS, Springfield-street (a)- Mr. JAMES B. MEE, Bridge End House ((t)- G. J. Banbury, Esq., Mrs. and three Misses Line, Dublin. Mrs. JoxES, Springfield Villa ((t)- Miss L. H. Leathes and Miss Jones, Suffolk. Mrs. ELLIS, No. 1, Frondirion Terrace (a b)- Mr. and Mrs. Parkinson, butler, and servant, Tenny; Miss Wilson, London (Jeorge Catt, Esq., and family; Ir. and Mrs. E. D. Suter, and family. DOLYDDELEN. THOMAS T. WILLIAMS, Benar View ((t)- GRIFFITH ROBERTS, Elen Castle ((t)- J. F. BROWN, Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed— Rev. G. Soper and family, Grove, Hoylake, Cheshire Rev. J. P. Mauil and family, Ancaster Vicarage, Lincolnshire Mr. and Mrs. Pollock and family, Birkenhead. JOHN JONES, Pont-y-Paat Hotel, near BettlvH-y-Coed (a) A. G. Mclntyre, Esq., Sandhurst, Australia (Trinity Hall, Cambridge) Murray Wilson, Esq., Preston C. Itoylance, Esq., Bramhall; W. Dodwell, £:"1.. London; D. Bates, Esq., E. Stenhan, Esq., and G. Bradley, Esq., Worcester T. Kenney, Esq., Upper Parliament-street, Liverpool. HARLECH. Mrs. BARROW, Bronwen Terrace (a)- PWLLHELI. Mrs. WALKER, Westfield (a)- TOWYN. Pier Villa. No. 1.—Mr. EVAN HUMPHREYS— Rev. J. Barton, Mrs. Barton, and sons, Hadley Vicarage Miss Mackay, The College, Cheltenham. Xo. 2.-)-Iiss JOXE. (a b)- Mrs. Charles Davies, family, and nurse, Berriew. Xo. 3.-frs. HAMMANS (a)- iNIr., Mrs., and Miss Jenkins, Tredegar. No. 4.—Mr. OWEX (a)- Plas Edwards, No. 1.—Mrs. RICHARDS— Miss Collins and Miss Broadbent, Warwick; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, children, and nurse, Chester; Mrs. and Miss Miles, Dolgelley. :\0. 2.—Mr. WILLIAMS— Mr. and Mrs. Crow and Mr. E. Crow, Oxford; Miss L. Booth; the Misses M. and E.. Mathews, Masters Powell (2), and servant. (2), and servant. High Street, No. 2.-fr5..TmŒs, Railway Terrace— Mr. and Mrs. Jones and p:trty, London' Mrs., arid Miss Jones, Foel Friog, Corris. No. 4.—Mrs. THOMAS WILLIAMS ((I.)- Mrs. STEPHENS, Belmont House (a)- Warwick Place, No. 2.—Mrs. JONES— Mrs. Jones, family, and nurse, Misses Powell (2), and Mr., Mrs., and Masters Edwards (2), Llanfyllin Miss Barrs, Brompton Hall; Mrs. Hughes, family, and nurse, Dol- gelley Mrs. Thomas and friend, Newtown Ilrs. Wilde and Miss Lewis, Berriew. Mrs. JAMES— E. Davies, Esq., KenT; Win. Bebb, Berriew; the Misses Langford and the Misses Hijrgins, Berriew Mr. LloytI and family, Rallt Mrs. Kirklan, Shrewsbury; Mrs. Goulston, Bridgnorth Mrs. Evans, Mrs. and Miss Davies, Halfway House. Mr. THOMAS SEATON, Corbet Arms Hotel (a)- Miss and Miss A. Dodwell, Shrewsbury; J. B. Williamc's, Esq., Pennant, Montgomeryshire J. Riven and Mr. and Mrs. Walker and friend, "Manchester Mr. Moore Mr. Phillipson Mr. T. R. Morrison, London; Mr. T. R. S. Jackson, Wolverhampton. Mr. WATKIN. Penllyn Farm- Mr. and [rR. G. W. Clarke and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bate and family, ale, near Manchester. EVAN NEWELL, Escaall Hall (a)- Mr. E. M. JONES, Bronprys (%) (1;)- Mrs. JONES, Bryngoleu (a)- Mr. and Mrs. Atkins, and Miss Atkins, Manchester; Mi=s Pughe and Miss Rowlands. Mrs. J. D. JONES, Cantrev House (a)- Mrs. WILLIAMS, Cambrian Vlace (a) Mrs. ANNE JONES, Glanymor Farm Mr. Evan Thomas, Mrs. Thomas, and Richard Thomas, Bridge-street, Llanfair. Mr. JOHN WYNNE, Brynymor (a)- Mrs. DREW, Morfa House (a)- Mrs. Hill, family, governess, and servant, Newcastle, Staffordshire.
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TREGAROX CRICKET CLUB. SIR,—I shall feel thankful if you will kindly allow me a little space in your next issue on this subject. Some time last month notices were posted at different places in this town as to the desirableness of forming a cricket club. I understand that several meetings were to be held to that effect, but no reports of such meetings have appeared in any of the local newspapers. Perhaps some oue connected with the movement will kindly inform me through the medium of the Cambrian News what is the entrance fee, &c. My object in writing this letter is to remind the Committee that we are anxious to know how things are going on.—Yours, &c., AMICUS. Tregaron, 17th July, 1877. WATERS AND ADlivS PROMENADE BAND AT ABERYSTWYTH. SJK>—Will you allow me, as at once a lover of good music and of the interests of Aberystwyth, to say a word on behalf of the support of the above band ? Hitherto it has been the practice of this band to play- throughout different parts of the town in turn, during the morning of each day and on the Promenade, in front of the Terraces every night except Sundays. As to the Terraces, their plan has been to begin at the Pier end on the Monday evening; and to move ou so far each evening, so that each part of the Terraces should be favoured with the music, in turn, before finishing, at the Queen s end of the Promenade on the Saturday night. On the morning fol- lowing the playing anent any part of the Terraces, some member of the band calls upon each house for subscrip- tions. so that each house, and the lodgers in each house, will be asked once in each week to contribute to the sup- port of the band. There are, I believe, twelve members in the band, and some of these have wives and families to support, by the exercise of their musical abilities in the band. Sixty shillings per day is required before each man can receive five shillings per day. The band is feeling that funds are not forthcoming to any such amount. They have the greatest confidence in the liberality of all visitors, and especially of those gentlemen and ladies who are able to occupy the first class apartments in the Terraces, and yet, while there are instances of great liberality on the part of some of the residents and lodgers on the Terraces, as a whole, the Terraces contribute far less than they should do, considering that they have the special advantage of having the band, in some part, every evening. The members of the band have the greatest confidence in the willingness and ability of every resident and lodger in the Terraces to support them but they know that when some member of the band brings the subscription book to the house door, it is not taken to the visitors staying in the house and in this way the visitors never have the case of the band brought before them. The band wishes all visitors to know that they are supported solely by the free gifts of those who wish to hear them and support them. They depend entirely upon voluntary subscriptions, and if these do not come in such sums as will support them, by the present manner of action, they will be obliged to try some other plan. And if the band cannot be sup- ported at all in this town, it must go where there is better support for it as a band, or each member of it must do as he did before he came here, viz., obtain a sufficient in- come by the use of his abilities in a separate sphere. As a visitor, I can truly say that the band has been to me a great attraction, and those who have the interests of this place at heart, should bear in mind that whatever is plea- sing to the visitors, by drawing such here, or keeping them here, when they have come, is also of the greatest importance to the prosperity of the town. At present the band is the only attraction in the town, apart from the great natural and spiritual advantages of the place, and trusting that the band will receive increased support from all, and that their claims will be brought under the notice of all residents in the Terraces.—I am, &c., MAX.
ABERYSTWYTH. LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening, July 17, the Rev. Jas. Pearce, delivered a lecture in Wesley Chapel, (-)ueen's-road, oil ".John Bunyan." TOWN COUNCIL, TUESDAY, JULY 17.-Present: Mr. John Watkins (mayor), Alderman Philip Williams, Councillors David Roberts, George Green, John James, John Jones, Bridge-end, J. P. Jones, Peter Jones, J. R. Jones, T. H. Jones, Thomas Davies, and John Jones, Great Darkgate-street; Mr. W. H. Thomas, town clerk, Mr. David Lloyd, Mr. J. J. Atwood, cor- poration solicitor, Mr. Rees Jones, town surveyor, Mr. David Jones, borough accountant, Mr. Morris Jones, medical officer, and Mr. Jesse Morgan, turncock. BILLS. During the reading of the bills, the MAYOR said there was an account sent in by the Aberystwyth Gas Company charging £ 6 9s. for gas for the town clock. That was double what it was formerly in consequence of a leakage in the pipe. The Surveyor, in answer to questions, said the leakage was not observed until the meter was taken, The TOWN CLERK wondered where the nose of the clock attendant was that he did not discover the leakage pre- viously. GROUND RENT. The MAYOR having read a letter from Mr. David Ellis, ironmonger, saying "he was prepared to give Is. Gd. as ground rent for land near the Gas Works, the matter was referred to the Public Works Committee for consideration. FIREWORKS. The MAYOR said he had received a letter from Pro- fessor Caldwell enclosing a bill of' his display of fire- works, and saying that he should show off the old ruins of the Castle to perfection. He suggested to the Mayor that at the next Council meeting he should make a collec- tion among his friends—(laughter)—towards defraying the great expense of the fireworks. The Professor added that he would call upon the Mayor and explain the parti- culars. Mr. PETEi: JONES—And receive the proceeds of the col- lection. (laughter.) The MAYOR—Are you very willing to give anything towards the fireworks? The TOWN CLERK—Must tell him to go on the same principle as the band. The MAYOR—I think my friend, Peter, shall head the list, as he valued the fireworks so very much at the last meeting. (A laugh.) Mr. JONES, Bridgj-end—T^et us encourage it. It is a capital thing, and will do good to the town. The TOWN CLERK—There is nobody here to look at the fireworks. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end- It will tend to draw them here. Mr. JAMES—It is very interesting and very harmless, and a very grand sight on a fine night. A paper was then sent round to the members of the Council for subscriptions, when all signed except Alder- man Philip Williams and Mr. John J ones, Great Dark- gate-street, The total amount collected was JE4 5s. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. REES JONES, the town surveyor, presented the following report :— Gentlemen,-I am of opinion that the outfall of the main sewer from Trefechan Bridge to the gas works should be cleaned without delay, and if directions are given, I will have the work done. The three houses recently built in North Road, and running parallel with the National School require drainage ac- commodation. I beg to suggest that a branch-drain be made from Northgate-street sewer for a distance of 35 yards, thereby enabling the owners of the houses to connect. The Post-office lamp in New-street may now be dispensed with in that street, and the same should be removed at once to opposite the present Post-office in Terrace-road. On the proposition of Alderman WILLIAMS, seconded by Mr. J. R. JONES, it was agreed to adopt the report so far as it referred to the main sewer, in the fields near the Gas Works. Mr. Jonx JONES, Bridge-End, moved, and Mr. DAVID ROBERTS, seconded the adoption of the report referring to the drainage of the houses in North-road. Speaking of the removal of the lamp from the old post- office, Mr. J. P. JONES thought it quite good enough for Terrace-road. The office had been taken and so should the lamp. He moved the removal of the lami), land that it should be fixed in Terrace-road. Mr. JONES, Bridge End, and Mr. T. H. JONES, believ- ing a better lamp should be fixed on the improved office, proposed and seconded, and it was agreed, to remove the lamo and *refer the question of deciding upon another to the Public Lights Committee. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr. JONES, Bridge End, produced the following re- port A meeting of the Committee was held above Plascrng on the 5tli July, present—Messrs. John Watkins, Mayor, Thomas Jones, George Green, and John Jones, Bridge End, (convener), Hees Jones, town surveyor, and Jesse Morgan. The new pipes having been laid from the pumping well at Plascrng to a point beyond the railway and finding the water from Simon's well flowing freely through the old line of pipes which appeared good and sound, it was decided to connect the old line to the new line of pipes at the spot. The supply of water from Simon's well being very small, the surveyor was ordered to connect Hackney's well" with the new pumping well with a view to ob- tain a sufficient supply also to clear and clean both Hackney and Simon's wells. The Committee have'pleasure in acknow- ledging the handsome manner in which the Rev. Edward Edwards, Elilwlits, offered the free use of his lands to lay water pipes from the railway to Simon's well. A meeting of this Com- mittee was held at the Surveyor's Office, on the 7fch July, present—Messrs. John Watkins, Mayor, Thomas Jones, Philip Williams, David Roberts, Peter Jones, John Jones, Bridge End, convener, W. H. Thomas, town clerk, and Rees Jones, surveyor. Your Committee recommend your Council to grant the applica- tion of Professor Caldwell for the use of the Castle Ground for the public display of fireworks in July, August, and September, provided that no damage be done to the ruins, walks, seats, grass, &c. A letter was received from Messrs. Bailey Denton, Sou, and North, recommending the obtaining of the required land by agreement. It was agreed that Messrs. John Watkins, and Thomas Jones should press Mr. Atwood, the Corporation, (1lieitor, to provide the necessary agreements and also get all interested persons to sign the same without delay. A meeting of the Committee was held at the Surveyor's Office, on the 12tli July, present—Messrs. John Watkins, Mayor, Thomas Jones, David Roberts, George Green, J. Jones, Bridge End, convener, Rees Jones, surveyor, and David Jones, borough accountant, It is recommended that Messrs. Ellis and Owen he paid £ 49 13s. l., being over and above the amount on contract price in res- pect of those streets and places not specified in their contract. The Surveyor reported that the new pumping engine harl been put to work for three days at the new well, and that the quan- tity of water pumped is sufficient to till the reservoir daily, tlw." I supplying the town abundantly with good pure water. Referring to the report respecting the agreements, the MAYOR said lie thought there was a great deal of neglect, he was sorry to have to say, on the part of the solicitor. He believed there were several leases that ought to have been completed of houses that had been leased two years. There were the new houses on Victoria-terrace. Mr. JAMES asked if it were necessary to have a solicitor to the Corporation as well as Town Clerk ? I he MAYOR replied that it had been customary. Mr. JAMES thought there was a great loss of time, arising in having two officers. The MAYOR remarked that Mr. Atwood had been ap- pointed solicitor of the Corporation. Mr. JAMES did not think he had been appointed at a salary, but the Corporation deputed to him the preparation of leases, and as he really failed to carry out his agreement to do the work he (Mr. James) thought the work should be sent to the Town Clerk without any further loss of time At other places lie found that the Town Clerk did all the work. Of course, if he could not do the work for the same money as lie was paid salary, lie would have to be paid additionally. Alderman WILLIAMS said he remembered the anpoint- A1 Wl f U^Ty %town clerk> and as he was unable to of AI work, Mr. BALCOMRE proposed the appointment of Mi. Atwood as solicitor to the Corporation. That was before Mr. James s time. Mr. JAMES said he recollected very well how it was done. Mr. Atwood applied for the situation of town clerk but as the present town clerk got the majority of votes Mr. Atwood was apt jointed solicitor. Ar t r ')!i, ^r" James was entirely mistaken, as Mr. Atwood had been appointed solicitor to the Corpora- tion years before that time. Mr. JAMES said there was some re-appointment, then, at the time to which he referred. He had not one word to say against Mr. Atwood, provided he did the work. The said he knew very well that there were com- plaints. It cost the Council a lot of money to repair the breach in Victoria-terrace, and he thought it would be a pity to lose the ground rents of the houses. If the mem- bers of the Council did hs. it they would all deserve to be discharged. Mr. JONES Bridge-end, suggested that a definite pro- posal should, be made. Mr. JAMES then moved that Mr. Atwood be requested to prepare all work in hand for the Corporation, leases and so on, and in the event of his not doing it that the Town Clerk be requested to prepare the leases, and also to apply to the Court of Chancery and carry out other steps for the purchase of the land at Melindwr. That -L. 1__1 .11 ever.yi.umg ue uone tnrougli the Town Clerk if the Corporation (solicitor did not carry out the work at once. It was no use to wait. Mr. T. H. JOXES seconded the resolution. i lr. GREEN begged to move an amendment that instead of going to heavy expenses with regard to the Melindwr Springs, now they had an abundant supply of water at as Crug the Council should take into consideration the advisability of staving off further useless cost in the matter. The Council had seen by the report of the Public Works Committee that there was an abundant supply of water at Plas Crug, and he did not see what the town required more than that. It had been started at very small cost, and if the work had been properly completed the cost would have been less still. The working now took from 4 to 5 cwt. of coal in twelve hours, and if there were a sufficiently large tank to hold a twelve hours supply, the cost of five cwt. of coal, added to the wages of the men would have been the total expense per day for supplying the town with an abundant supply of pure water. And to spend any more money upon the Melindwr springs would be spending money with their eyes wide open, and for no purpose at all. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end explained that the expense of the agreements was trifling, and the MAYOR having said that the agreement he had seen respecting Captain Hughes s land was not binding, Mr. CxRKEX withdrew the amendment. His motion, he said, was simply to stop useless expenditure. The proposition moved by Mr. James was then put to the meeting, and agreed to. Mr. JOHN JONES, Bridge-end, moved that the sum mentioned in the report should be tendered to Messrs. Elli" and Owen. Alderman PHILIP WILLIAMS seconded the motion, and it was agreed to. Messrs Ellis and Owen's full claim was £198. The balance of k49 odd is on account of work done over and above the contract, leaving on one side the sum of £IG8 claimed in consequence of delays alleged to have been caused by the Council. HARBOUR COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, presented the following report A meeting of the Harbour Committee was held at the Sur- veyor's Office on the Ttli July, present: Messrs J. Watkins, Iayor, Thomas Jones, Philip Williams, David Roberts, Peter Jones, J. Jones, Bridge-end, convener, W. H. Thomas, Town Clerk, and Kees Jones, Surveyor. The request of the Trinity Board for a return of local lights, Ac., was entrusted to the Town Clerk, Surveyor, and Harbour Master, to be properly filled in and forwarded as soon as possible. The question of compulsory pilotage for this port engaged the attention of your Committee. They have, however, decided to call another meeting to invite the attendance of the memorialists who ad- dressed the Council at the last meeting and others interested in shipping to consider the matter more fully. The Committee will report to the Council at a further meeting. The report was adopted. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Mr. MORRIS JONES, M.R.C.S., reported as follows Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen,-The health of the town, as shown by the death rate for :the. quarter ended June 30th, has been on the whole satisfactory, the number of deaths being 34, 11 less than the deaths in the corresponding quarter of last j ear. This^number gives a death rate per thousand of the popu- lation of 17'7. Ihe town has been almost free from any of the contagious class of diseases, one death only having occurred from diseases in this class, and that was a man seventv-seven years of age, who died of typhus in Portland-lane. Of tlie total deaths nine were persons of sixty years of age and upwards. On the other hand nine were infants under one year old. The disease which proved most fatal during the quarter was pul- monary consumption, seven deaths having occurred from it. The remainder of the deaths was from diseases which are not directly connected with any deficiencv in sanitary arrange- ments. Mr. MORRIS JONES added that the death rate was lower than it had been for many years. He did not remember it having been lower for that period of the year since he had been in office. Mr. JAMES said that while the report showed the state- ments that had been made to be groundless, it also showed that the sanitary state of the town was improving. CORPORATION LEASES. ° Mr. Atwood having entered the room, Mr. JAMES asked him to explain why the leases had not been pre- pared. Mr. ATWOOD replied that the lease of Mr. Isaac Mor- gan s_ house was ready, and could be executed .at the next meeting. Respecting the Newfoundland-street Chapel and the baths, lie had not been supplied with sufficient in- formation. THE WATER SUPPLY. The MAYOR said the next subject was to consider the advisability of obtaining an analysis of the water as at present supplied to the town from the pumping station at Plas Crug. After some conversation as to whence the water should be taken, Mr. GREEN moved, Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, seconded, and it was agreed, that the Penglais Dingle water should be cut off for three weeks or amonth, in order that the Council might ascertain the purity of the water supplied. Mr. JAMES moved, -Air GREEN seconded, and it was re- solved to direct the medical officer to obtain an analysis of the water supplied to the town. Mr. JESSE MORGAN having called attention to the Pen- glais reservoir, Mr. JONES, Bridge End, said he was not aware water was taken from that place. Och y finna. He moved that it should be cut off. c Mr. JAMES seconded the motion, and it was carried. Mr. JESSE MORGAN remarked that Hackney's well did not bear a very good character, and suggested that that water should also be cut off. (Laughter.) APPLICATIONS. An application made by Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, for a piece of land at the soutli east end of St. David's Wharf for the purpose of erecting a storehouse thereon, was re- ferred to the Public Works Committee, as was also an ap- plication made by Mr. GRIFFITH JONES on behalf of Mr. Tomline, to know the rent of the land recently granted. Mr. Jones remarked that Mr. Tomline only wanted to know the rent, and then he would commence to advertise for tenders for the erection of the mill. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY, JULY 16.- Present: Mr. Morris Davies, in the chair, Mr. Abraham James, vice-chairman, Mr. Bireliam, Local Government Board inspector, Messrs. John Morgan, Gwarallt, Jas. James, David Jenkins, James Morgan, Hugh Jones, John Jenkins, Griffith Morgan, James Jones, David Morgan, John Pryse, John .Tames, Elerch, John Jones, Rhostie, David Rees, Hugh Hughes, clerk, David Jones, assistant clerk, and Morris Jones, medical officer. Statistics.-The master, Mr. D. Thomas, reported the number in the house to be 69, last year 69, vagrants re- lieved 24, last year 18. Out-relief: Llanfihangel Geneur'glyn district, per Mr. John Jones £ 63 10s. to 291 paupers and liar district, per Mr. Joseph Morgan, t.51 18s. to 213 paupers. Balance in the bank, £ 514 10s. 4d. Education of Workhouse Children.—Mr. Bircham, speak- ing of the education of the workhouse children out of the house, said the new system seemed to go on very well; but there seemed to be a defect in it because the girls re- ceived no or very little industrial training. He thought there should be some attempt at an arrangement between the Board and the School Board, by which a couple of the elder girls could be kept home occasionally for educa- tion in the kitchen. It was the general complaint that the workhouse children knew nothing of industrial work. He therefore hoped that some arrangement could be ar- rived at.—The matter was referred to the House Com- mittee, as were also the questions of drainage of the workhouse, additional accommodation for vagrants, the provision of a room for female tramps, and an alteration to a room in the workhouse. Correspondence.—The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board sanctioning the appointment of the three relieving officers as school enquiry officers. He also read a letter from the Central Board with reference to the repayment of the industrial trainer's salary. The letter stated that the Board were of opinion that the salary of Elizabeth Evans might be repaid from the Parliamentary Grant if her time were mainly occupied as a teacher and industrial trainer, but the re-payment weuld be made de- pendent upon a satisfactory report from "the school in- spector both as to her competency and the result of her work. Paupcriwi in the Aberystwyth Distrit.-Mr. Bircham said he had a short statement to make to the Board. He was sorry Mr. Fryer was not present. He had promised a few menths ago to bring the subject of out-door relief before the Guardians, but since lie had made up his return for the district, lie was very happy to find that he need not address them at any length because he thought it was very well and adequately recognized by the Guardians the importance of reducing out-door relief in all undeserving cases. He should therefore confine his remarks to show the Guardians the advantage that had accrued to the union by adopting the line of policy which, they knew as well as lie did, was inaugurated by Mr. Pugh and Mr. Fryer, and ably seconded by other Guardians. He would only take the Board back, as their Clerk had taken them back to a period of six years. Six years ago the Board relieved during six months—and he thought it right not only that the Guardians should know, but the ratepayers outside, that the Board were working well and saving- money. Six years ago in 1871 the Guardians relieved 33 in-door paupers and 1,755 out-door paupers, which was 7 per cent, upon the population. On the 1st of January, 1877, the Board relieved 74 in-door paupers and 783 out- door paupers, which was a little over 3 per cent. on the population. That was to say that whereas six years ago one person in every 14 or in 13 almost was a pauper, now- one person in every 33 was a pauper. That was something to congratulate themselves upon, and something he wished other unions in his district would follow with equal success. Now, with regard to the expense. They were constantly told by the country Guardians that it was better to give a pauper Is. out of doors than 3s. or 4s. within. It was almost wearisome to listen to the argument made almost every day. There was no doubt that 3s. was three times Is., but the Guardians should look at its effect as part of a system steadily carried out during a period of years. The expenditure in in-door relief for the half-year ended Lady Day, 1871, six years ago, was ,£14!1, and £ 3,651 for out- door relief, or speaking roughly, £ 300 a year for in-door paupers and £ 7,300 a year in out-relief. Well, now what was it ? The* half-year's expenditure at the present time was £c31 for in-door paupers and £ 2,179 for out-door paupers. Certainly the cost of in-door paupers had risen from £14j or £1:¡0 for the half-year to £ 434 for the same period. There was no disguising the fact, which appeared to the horror of the country Guardians, that there had been an increase of £ 285 in in-door relief, but what had the Guardians done in regard to out-door relief? The in-door relief had certainly gone up to t434, but they had re- duced the out-door expenditure from £7,300 to t4,300, £2,170 for the present half, year, or a decrease of £1,472 on the half-year six years ago. That was a decrease of about £ 3,000 a year, representing pretty nearly a 9d.<rate upon the ratable valuae of the union. He thought the ratepayers outside should know and well consider that fact when they talked about objecting to those Guardians who drew that hard and fast line of in-door relief and cruelty to the poor. He should like any Guardian to bring before him any case of hardship over and above what existed in 1871. He should say—without having individual knowledge of the different parishes—that the very fact of the people being thrown on their own re- sources made them not only happier and cleaner, but absolutely richer than they were when receiving the doles of weekly relief from the Guardians. It should be known that the Board was absolutely saving £ 3,000 a year by carrying out a system mainly due to the Guardians whose names he had mentioned, and seconded by other Guardians. That success was mainly due to them and to that system. He wished to point out that fact because it was possible that the Board might backslide into bad ways again. It was on that account that he wanted to show the advan- tages that system had brought about, and to make clear that if they went back to the 1871 position they would not only lose the interest on the ill mey sent in in-door relief, but would have to provide t3,000 a year in ad- ditional rates. Moreover, the £ 3,000 would not go to deserving people, but to the hereditary and undeserving paupers, whose fathers^ and grandfathers were paupers, and whose sons and grandchildren would bepaupers in the future. He would then show the Board the state of the union and the position it occupied in his district. He had 31 unions in his district, and the total average of pauperism, taking the 1st of January this year was 4'1. The average percentage in the Aberystwyth Union was 3'1. Bracketed with another union, Aberystwyth stood fourth on the list. During the six months ended Lady Day there were 80G out-door paupers, of which 560 were old and infirm, 263 on account of absence of fathers, 71 temporary sickness or want of work of male heads of families, and 2 single women. There, again, the Aberyst- wyth Union figured very well. In the county of Cardi- gan, and he had included in that Newcastle-Emlyn, the average percentage was 4'8 on the population, or nearly five per cent. The Aberystwyth Union stood first on the list of the Cardiganshire unions, being 3'1. Six years ago the Aberystwyth and Cardigan Unions were pretty well the same as regarded pauperism. Both were seven per cent. on the population. Cardigan had very nearly kept on the old lines, whereas the Aberystwyth Union had adopted a new system. The result was that Cardigan Union, with a population of 10,000 less than the Aberyst- wyth Union, spent t40 a week more in out-door relief. That was to say, the expenditure in out-relief in the Aberystwyth Union in 1877 was t87 odd shillings, in the Cardigan Union it was j8127 weekly. After knowing those facts, and seeing the results of their system, he thought the Aberystwyth Guardians should carefully guard against allowing a cry of mistaken hardship to in- duce them to abandon the system they had adopted. Again, Newcastle-Emlyn, with a population of 18,000 against 27,000 in the Aberystwyth Union, spent £ 109 weekly in out-relief, where Aberystwyth spent £ 87. He thought the test of a good Union was the ratio of in-door to out-door paupers that was to say. to see how a Union stood wth regard to the number of in-door to out-door paupers. In 1871 there were thirty-three in-door paupers in the Aberystwyth Union, and 1,755 out-door paupers or; about one to tifty-three. Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn were still very high, they being one to 33. Aberystwyth had got down to one to ten. Now while congratulating them upon their position he should like to see them achieve the position of the United Kingdom, which was about one to five or six. As to the rate of pauperism the average for the whole king- dom was 2'9, taking in all the unions, good, bad, and in- different. The Aberystwyth Guardians had little to do to get up to the average position of things, but he would not have them stop there. In Mr. Cane's district, com- prising part of the county of Chester, the counties of Cumberland, Derby, Lancaster, Westmoreland, and the West Riding of York, the total or average percentage of pauperism on the population was 2'1. Cumberland was 2'9; Derby, 2'2; Lancaster, 1'9 Westmoreland, 2'2 and the West Riding of York, 3*1. In many unions the pau- perism was less than two per cent on the population. He only hoped that the Aberystwyth union, after having had such a good lesson for the past six years, would continue to put into operation the system that had brought about such beneficial results, and that if the Guardians were to live another six years they would find their union moving along wide by side with other unions with a low rate of pauperism. There was nothing in it but stopping the here- ditary paupers.
LLANGURIG. RESTORATION OF LLANGUIUC; CHURCH.—The village of Llangurig is situated about five miles from Llanidloes, in a valley bounded on either side by mountains, or rather high hills. The church, which is the chief object of at- traction, has for many years been in a most dilapidated condition. The present vicar, the Rev. G. W. Griffith, on coming into possession of the living took immediate steps to provide for the comfort and safety of the worship- pers by making an appeal for a sum sufficient to make the necessary repairs. A gentleman connected with the nL neighbourhood at once responded with the handsome sum of six thousand pounds, the munificent donor being Mr. J. Y. William Lloyd, of Clochfaen, who is not only a Welshman by birth, but also a Welshman in everything which concerns the interest of Wales, and to whose exem- plary liberality the people of langurig owe much grati- tude, and may also well feel proud of their countryman and benefactor in having conferred upon them the great boon of a restored church. Wimid that sucn examples were multiplied in Wales. The pulling down of the ancient edifice has already commenced, and according to contract the restoration is to be completed by the end of June, 1878. The architect engaged for the work is Sir Gilbert Scott, and the contractor, Mr. Collins, of Tewkes- bury.
LLANERFYL. CANN OFFICE.—On Tuesday and Wednesday, 10th and 11th July, the rent audit of Llymystyn estate was held at Cann Office Hotel. Mr. T. Newill, agent to the Right Hon. Earl of Powis, was in attendance. After business was over, the farmers were entertained to an excellent dinner, provided by Mr. and Miss Owen.