FFESTINIOG. CWMNI Y MRI. STRANGE A WILSON.—BU y Cwmtli u-hod vn cynal cvfres o gyfarfodydd yn yr Assembly Room yr wvthnos ddiweddaf. Yr oedd v cynulhadau yn nodedig o luosog, a chanmolid y gweithrediadau yn fawr Cafodd y Cw.nni ya ddiau gronfa dda o arian i fyned >IY1 TEvrLWvp. DA.—Da genym hysbysu fod Cyfrinfa Seisnig wedi ei sefydlu ddvdri Sadwrn diweddaf gan Mr. Owen Jones, dosbarth ddirprwywr Sir Feirionydd. Der- V.yniwyd triarddeir ar y cyntaf. Ar hvn o bryd y mae yn y gvmydogaeth lawer iawn o Saeson, Gwvddelod, a Scotiaid. &c. Bydded i'r achos da lwyddo. Y mae yma lawer o feddwdod yn mhlith y dosbarth gweithiol. CAPEL NEWYDT).—Y mae y Methodistiaid eto wedi ych- wanegu canel ardderehog at y pump oedd yn eu meddiant vn flaenorol vn v plwyf, scf capel newydd Dolgaregddu. Costiodd lawn £ 2,500 mae ynrldo le i tua o00. Cyfran o eynulleidfaoedd y Tabernacl a'r Rhiw sydd wedi myned illdo. Pregethid'vnddo y Sabbath diweddaf gan y Parch. T J Wheldon B. A., ac ymffurfiodd eglwys reolaidd yno yr un diwrnod.' Y mae y parth y mae yn sefyll ynddo, sef gerllaw y Garregddu (enw y capel bellach), yn lie cynyddol a phoblogaidd irwn, ac y mae yn eithaf amlwg ei fod yn llawer rhy fychati i ateb i'r alwad. Yr adeil- adydd vdoedd Mr. Samuel Parry, Llanrwst, a'r arch- adeiladydd vdoedd Mr. Richard Owen, Lerpwl.— COF- NODYDD.
TOWYN. TROUT FISHING. The trout fishing has begun in earnest but is rather later than usual, but the size and quality'of the fish amply compensate the fisherman for the period of watching and waiting which they have endured with commendable patience during the last few weeks. Baskets of fine trout have been the rule this week. Mr. W. E. Kettle took several trout on Tuesday, weighing between two and three pounds each. We also understand that a party of amateur net fishermen from the town made a very successful raid upon mullet, and some twenty of these fish were taken at one draw. RUNAWAY TEAK.—A fine team of spirited horses be- lon"in" to Mr. William Jones, carrier of this town, got fri»hte=ried in a most unaccountable manner in Station road on the 20th of April. William Jones was thrown from the cart with great violence, and sustained considerable injury. The horses were stopped in the station yard. VESTRY MEETING,—The annual Vestry for the appoint- ment of Churchwardens was held at the vestry-room attached to St. Cad van's Church, on Wednesday, the 24th of Anril. The Rev. P. Lewis, vicar of the parish, pre- sided. Mr. W. Parry. late of the Corbet Arms, was unanimously elected Parishioners' Warden, and Mr. Evan Davies, saddler, Vicar's Warden. The accounts of the Trustees of the Abergroes Charity were laid before the meeting, and were examined and approved. There was no other business of importance.
DOLGELLEY. GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Iessrs. Alfred Hughes, John Jones. and Jaines Sinnett Jones, pupils of this school, have this Easter passed their preliminary examination at the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow.— Mr Hughes took up as his extra subject Natural Philosophv. and this subject he worked up as a member of the evening class in Theoretical Mechanics; Messrs. John and J amS J ontS, pa-sed in Freuch as their extra
subject. LLANBADARN FAWR. SCHOOL BO Alt D, FJUDAY, APRIL 2<>.—Present: The Rev. D. G. Edwards in the chair, Mr WiUiam Rees, and Mr. Richard Roberts Mr. David Jones, clerk. Commins Cork School.— Miss E. W llliams the mistress, asked, in a letter which was read by the .eric, whether she could not be provided with a ^e^„an<1 She also enquired about the monitress. She had forty-eight children in the school, and had no placea tor them to sit. The letter was referred to the committee. Arrears of School Fee-A list of those in arrears of school fees was read over, and it was announced that Commins Coch School was the best. This list was also referred to the committee. v 4ecounts. —Several bills were presented, biu the pre- Riding- chairman thought, in the absence of the chairman, and several memJpr", it would be better to defer payment „n4.il next riv eting of the Board. "it'e'i'lt —This official was not present.—-Ihe Clerk said' that o -o of the conditions of his appointment was that he oli :.1t;;1,J the meetings of the Board. Gwmpadarn Infant School.-The attendance at this I school is not satisfactory. There .are nearly fifty names on the books, whilst the attendance is only a little over twenty.
TREGARON. MONTHLY MAKKET.—A large number of dealers attended the Tregaron monthly market last Tuesday. The cattle was somewhat inferior to that usually supplied, but many lots fetched high prices, and were said to be even dearer than cattle in England. Very few lots were unsold, as may be understood from the fact that twenty trucks were loaded with cattle at the Tregaron Railway Station. The Smithfield behind the Market Hall was utilized on Tues- day, .but when full it could not accommodate more than a quarter of the people and cattle in the market, and be- sides that there was a large pool of water in the centre. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, APRIL 30th. -Before R. J. Davies, Esq., and the Rev. O. Davies, M.A. Exeixe Casex.— Mr. Pocock, supervisor, charged David Evans, farmer, Blaennant; Evan Evans, farmer, Penllwynbodw, Anne Davies, farmer, TrebrU?; David Davies, farmer, Blaenrhos; and Thomas Rowlands, farmer, Penllwynbedwuehaf, with keep- ing dogs without licences.—.Mr. Pocock said several of the defendants had taken out licences on the same day detected. It had been decided in the Court of Common Pleas that that would not stand in the way of the prosecution. Mr. R. J. Davies re- marked that he remembered the case.—The defendants, except one, who did not appear, acknowledged the charges, and were each fined 25s., including costs. Assaulting the Police.-William .Joseph, P.C. No. 12, charged Evan Davies, victualler, Llangeitho, with having assaulted him whilst in the executionof his duty on the 5th April. Defendant did not appear.—Complainant said he was stationed at Llangeitho, but was now at How Street. On the 5th of April, about half- past nine, complainant was on duty at Llanseitho, and Evan Davies rushed out from his back premises and accused com- plainant of watching his house. Defendant became rery violent and cursed and swore in a horrible manner. He followed com- plainant about twenty yards and then wanted to fight. He said he was a very good fighting man and should like to have a round with complainant.—By the Bench: He did not strike butlie held his tist in a threatening manner. Defendant's wife eventually came out and persuaded him to go home.—The Bench tined defendant 15s., including costs, Mr. Superintendent L'oyd not having pressed the charge. OK.< -Richard Hughes, farmer, Tangarreg, Blaeupenria!. charged William Williams of the same place; and William Williams charged Richard Hughes with an assault on April 'Ith. —Mr. R. J. Davies asked Hughes if a compromise could not be effected.—Hughes replied that he did not care much for the assault, but the defendant had been abusing his sheep, and that was what he cared for. -Will iainsl however, said he would not compromise.—Hughes then requested that Wil- liams should stand a little distance off him.—Tho cases were then gone into.—Hughes said, on the 18th of April lie found one of his sheep nearly dead. He then got up earlier every morn- ing to watch his sheep. On tho morning of the 20th he went towards the schoolhouse, and thero saw the defendant's dog issue from the house. He Jwei-tt into the schoolroom yard, and was there when defendant passed to go up to his field in the middle of his (complainant's) land. Some of the complainant's sheep were on the defendant's land. He (I rove thom with the dog into the further corner of his field. He then saw the de- fendant take hold of a sheep and give it three kicks with all his might. The other sheep had escaped over the fence. The de- fendant, looking bashful, then walked towards complainant, who said, several of my shoep have been killed, and I now un- derstand who has done it." Complainant pointed out a dead sheep in the field. Defendant came to the road where com- plainant stood. Complainant pointed out the dead sheep, and asked defendant if he were not ashamed of it. Defendant replied, Yes, I will kill them all if you don't keep them out of my field." Defendant had a stick with him a yard and a-half in length. He sprang towards complainant and hit him on the cheek with the stick. Ho believed defendant meant to fix the stick in his eye, but he (complainant) prevented that.—By the Bench: The mark was internal and not external. (Laughter.) He did not touch defendant as he ran away. If he could have caught him lie would have given him a good hiding, but he could not catch him. (Laughter.)—The complainant and defendant had changed places, and evidence was taken in the cross-summons. Tne now complainant (Williams) said he went up to see his clover field on the morning of the 20th April, and when he got there he saw the defendant (Hughes's) sheep in the field. He (complainant) had a (log with him about tha size of a cat. (Laughter.) He sent the dog after the sheep, and all escaped. He then went down to the road where Hughes was, and he said, "What the do you want with my sheep I Complainant replied, Nothing, but I have often asked you to keep them out of my field." Hughes replied, I will make you to know me, you devil of a thief." Complainant did not wait to talk with defendant, but turned his hack, and scarcely had he done so when defendant struck him with a Stick with iron upon it. Defendant also tried a second blow, but complainant warded it off with a stick which he held in his hand. Defendant then ran after complainant, and the Bench would wonder to see a man with one leg jumping in such a manner. (Laughter.) Complainant, when defending himself believed his stick did touch defendant's head. He never touched defendant's sheep.- Defendant then asked several questions which created merri- ment, and then said he wanted to call a witness only to prove that complainant (Williams) wasjlal liar."—John Morgan. (Hughes's witness), Erwbach, Blaenpennal, said he saw blood on Hughes's lips on the morning of the 20th, and saw Williams a little distance off. He also saw a dead sheep that morning.— The Bench dismissed both cases, and ordered each to pay his own costs. CHARGE OF STABBING. Daniel Rees, farm servant, Abercoed, Llanddewi Brefi, charged ISbac Jones, farmer, Hafodlas, with having stabbed him with a knife, with intent to dogrievions bodily harm on the highway at Llanddewi Breti, on the 15th April. Mr. Lloyd Edwards, solicitor, Lampeter, appeared for complainant, and Mr. A. J. Hughes, solicitor, Aberystwyth, for the defendant. Complainant said he and five others left the singing school at Ahercoed, about ten o'clock, on the night of the 15th of April. The defendant, Ebenezer Jones, John Thomas, David Lewis, and Daniel Jones, Pant. were the men. They parted with the defendant and went to the Red Lion Inn and had some beer. They left in about five minutes and went to the Voelallt Arms, and remained there from a quarter to half an hour The defendant and David Edmunds joined the party at the Voelallt Arms. They then went to the highway und stayed there about an hour, Isaac Jones and John Thomas, left in one direction, a.nd complainant and Ehenezer Jones went in another direction. The latter party went on to tiie school house and knocked up the servant girl. Thomas and David Lewis came up. Complainant went to the road and told Isaac Jones not to interfere with Daniel Jones. Isaac Jones took off his coat and gave complainant a blow. Complainant then threw Isaac Jones down, and Jones said he would give up; and on getting up he promised to go home quietly. He went from 20 to 30 yards, John Thomas carrying his coat. They then turned back and wanted to tight complainant to the death—(ymladd dau fywyd). When the accused came back he had his knife open. [P.C. Evans produced the knife, j The accused kicked both complainant and. Daniel Jones. He took hold of complainant around the waist, but complainant threw the accused down, and fell himself, but as he was uppermost the accused again said he would give up. When the complainant arose he found that he had been stabbed he felt as if he were about to faint. After that, Eben. Jones, Daniel Jones, and complaniant went on to Pant to ascertain the extent of the injuries. They went into the storeroom where the servants were sleeping, and were there about ten minutfls, A candle was lighted and the wound examined. There were three cuts on the same side—the left side. They then left the storehouse and again met the accused on the highway close to Pant. Isaac Jones said he would kill the complainant before he went home or on the next opportunity. The acjussd ap- proached, but Ehen. Jones prevented another contact by throw- ing the accused down. Daniel Jones, Pant, gave the accused a kil k or two. Isaac Jones went over the gate and left the com- pany, and they did not again see him that night. He could not have walked home were it not for the assistance lie received from the other young men.—[Waistcoat and shirt produced _z men' L stained with blood.]—Cross-examined At the Red Lion they had one quart of beer. They drank the beer between five of them. At the Voelallt Arms they each had a quart of beer. They drank the beer in ,¡J:¡out three quarters of an hour. They were quite sober after leaving the Voelallt Arms. Isaac Jones also had a quart of beer. They left the Voelallt Arms about ten o'clock. They were speaking about the Eisteddfod after they left the Arms. The accused was quite sober. When on the ground near the Board School he did nothing to the accused. He did not then groan, and cry out Let me alone," nor did he say he was too drunk to fiht four of them then, but he would fight them one by one on another occasion. He only called out that he would give out and go home quietly. After complainant got up he asked the other men if they had seen a knife in the accused's hand, and they said they had not. Complainant re- plied that he had been stabbed badly in his side. Complainant did not ask his companions to search for the knife because ac- cused said he had lost it as well as his tuning fork and a knife. He and his companions had not combined to give the accused a beating that night. Daniel Jones, Pant, was lying down oil the road sido, but he (complainant) did not ask him to lie in wait there for the accused. John Rowland, M.D., said he examined the complainant on Tuesday, April 16, about four o'clock in the morning. There were three incised punctures or stabs on the left side, two just through the skin, the other a little deeper. A little fat pro- truded from the third. The cut was on the rib, but he could not say whether it touched the bone or not. The complainant was a little drowsy, but it might result from beer or the time of the morning, or both. The wounds must have been inflicted by the knife produced or a similar weapon.—Cross-examined The wounds were not the result of great violence. The blow must have been a weak one, and the blows which only penetrated the skin must have been very trifling. There was no danger to life. The accused laid in bed until Sunday, but he might have got up without danger in two or three days. Ebenezer Jones, servant at Pencefn, Tregaron, said the first thing he heard was Isaac Jones making a row with Daniel Jones. Daniel Rees went up and asked Isaac Jones to be quiet. Isaac Jones wanted to take the men one by one. Witness said he did not want to fight. Rees asked Isaac Jones if he had any- thing to say, upon which Jones struck Rees, who, however, suc- ceeded in throwing accused down. When he was down Isaac Jones cried out for help, and witness said he would not give him help. Isaac then begged them to leave them alone, and said he would go home quietly. He got up, shook hands with witness and complainant, and went on about twenty yards in tha direc- tion of his home. Isaac Jones, however, returned, and said they must have either one or the other life. Daniel Jones and Daniel Rees were together. Isaac Jones kicked Daniel Jones and then took hold of Daniel Rees. Daniel Hees also took hold of Isaac Jones, and a struggle 6JlSUe, which ended in Isaac J ones bem thrown down. Isaac Jones then asked to be allowed to get up and leave was given. The accused and two others then then went in the direction of Llanddewi. After he got up Rees said he had been stabbed. Complainant asked witness if he had seen a knife in the accused's hand, but witness said he had not. They then went to Pant to see the extent of the injuries. They again saw the accused, who said he would kill Rees when he got an opportunity. Jones wanted to fight complainant again that night but witness said, No, you have fought enough to-night." Witness then gave Isaac Jones a few blows but did not kick bim.— Cross-examined He did not see any- thing in the accused's hands. He saw blood all over Isaac Jones's face. Daniel Jones was not lying in wait but waiting for witness who had been calling upon the schoolmaster's ser- vant. Daniel Jones, servant at Pant, David Lewis, servant at Aber- carfan, and John Thomas, Abercarfan, gave corroborative evi- dence. P.S. Evans, Tregaron, proved the apprehension of the ac- cused on April Kith, on a charge of stabbing. The knife pro- duced was found in his possession. Mr. Rowland Rowland, surgeon, for the defence, said he ex- amined Isaac Jones, the accused, on the 16th April, at the lock- up at Tregaron. There was a cut on the forehead above the eye. It appeared to be the result of a kick or a severe blow. There was blood on his face, distinct black marks on his tnroat and several bruises on the They were the effects of kicks or falls. There were also several bruises on other parts of the L. R Davies, schoolmaster, LLmddewibrefi, said he had gone to bed on the night of the 15th April and about one o'clock next morning he heard a great noise out-side his house. He got up to bed on the night of the 15th April and about one o'clock next morning he heard a great lIoise out-side his house. He got up and looked cut of the window. He then heard some one say four or five times, "Kick him, Daniel; kick him." He also heard what he thought to be Isaac Jones groaning in conse- quence of the kicks. He heard Jones say, I am too drunk to- night and cannot fight." The accused was then committed to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions. Bail was accepted, and accused in t20tnd one surety for a like sum. The Court was crowded during the hearing of the case which lasted from half-past one till nearly five o'clock in the afternoon. ENTIRE HORSE SHOW. A show of entire horses was held on Tuesday afternoon, April 30th, in the field usually devoted to the exhibitions of the Tregaron Union Agricultural Society, and lent for the occasion by Major Phelp, who als,) subscribed £ 10 to the prize fund. The sum oi £ 15 was offered as a prize for the best agricultural hors" to travel tlu Union of Tre- garon during the season. Tregaron being noted for its horses, and the large number of stallions at present in the j district, it was expected that the show would have been a large and excellent one. There were, however, only four ] entries, and none of them, although_good horses of their, kind, exactly came up to the beau ideals existing in the Tregaron farmers' minds of what an agricultural horse should be. Indeed it would perhaps be difficult to make an animal to suit everybody, for— One wanted a big horse, Another a small; A third a short horse And the fourth a tall. The idea which seemed to be more generally entertained than any other was that the prize should be given to a horse whose colts would plough a field on Monday,^ go to market on Tuesday, cut chaff on Wednesday, cart lime on Thursday, hunt on Friday, reap on Saturday, and take the family to church or chapel on Sunday—good, useful, and sound horses-of-all-work. The four horses entered for competition were :— Royal Albert, Mr. David Evans, Talyrynn. Young Champion, Mr. David Jones, Waunfydai. King Comet, Mr. Davies, Coedpark. Young Gayman, Mr. John Jones, Abertrinant. Quicksilver the Third," and several other horses were on the field, but their owners did not pay the entrance fee. r With Royal Albert and Young Champion those are acquainted who attended the Aberystwyth Entire Horse Show. On that occasion both horses were admired, and Young Champion, a dark grey, rising four years old, and standing 16 hands high, was awarded the second prize, and selected for the lower district. As in the judgment of cattle at the last agricultural show, so in the decision on horses, for again the Tregaron judges reversed the verdict of the Aberystwyth judges in selecting as the prize taker Mr. David Evans's Royal Albert. Young Gayman, two of whose colts got the first prize at the agricultural show at Aberystwyth in September, 1876, was considered by some persons to be the strongest horse shown, but it did not come up to the movement of the others, while King Comet, a useful horse-of-all-work, suitable to a small light farm, was excluded by the terms of the advertise- ment from taking the prize. According to the owner's card, Royal Albert, who has taken first prize at Newcastle Emlyn show, was bred by Mr. John Hopkins, Newhall Farm, near Glo'ster uut of Queen, dark-brown mare, 16 hands high, by Active, and won first prize at the Bath and West of England Show at Hereford, and several other first prizes in different parts of England as a cart mare. Royal Albert is four years old, Wir hands high, and a beautiful red roan, on very short legs, good middle, a grand mover, and free from vice. He won the second prize at the Carmarthen Entire Show, in April, 1877; and the second prize at the Llan- dovery Show on the following day; also first at Aberaeron in 1S78. Royal Albert was got by that cele- brated cart horse,-Roland, the property of Mr. Charles Dickens,| Kersoe. Roland is a beautiful red roan, stands 1Uk hands high, with remarkable short legs, a good middle, and an excellent constitution. He won seven first prizes in different parts of England. He was bred by the present proprietor, and was got by Mr. Crump's celebrated horse, Champion of England, allowed to be one of the best horses of the day. Roland's dam was a capital roan mare, by Mr. Clemens's of (Burlingham), roan horse, Roland, one of the best horses in England. Mr. David Williams, acted as secretary, and Mr. D. P. Davies, Troedybryn, and Mr. Evans, Pontfaen, as judges.
LLANDYSSUL. PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th-Before Captain Thomas and Charles Lloyd, Esq. Drunkenness. -P.C. D. Davies, 17, charged Thomas Poynton, fisherman, with being drunk at Llandyssul, on the 25th March last-Fined 5s. and costs.—William Thomas, Llanybyther, labourer, was charged by P.C. Thomas Davies, 23, with being drunk and disorderly at Llanybyther, on the 1st April.—Fined 5s. and costs.— Same complainant charged David Davies, Llanybyther, joiner, with being drunk at Llanybyther, on the 21st March,—Fined 5s. and costs. Cruelty to a Ho?-se. -Inspector Everitt, Carmarthen, charged David Davies, Tydre, Llandyssul, Carrier, with causing his horse to be worked whilst in an unfit state at Llandyssul, on the 21st March last,P.C. Davies,17, proved seeing the defendant carting coal from the Railway station on that day, and that the horse was very lame and in a very low condition, and quite unfit for work.—Fined 5s. and costs. Drunk and Disorderly.-—P.C. Davies, 17, charged Evan Evans, Plesnewydd, Llanllwni, mason, with being drunk and disorderly at Llandyssul on the 5th April.—Fined 91 and 21 15s. costs. Keeping Dogs without a Licen c*e. -Edward Dicker, super- visor, Carmarthen, charged James Thomas, Gwarcoed- Issa, Llandyssul, farmer, Thomas Evans, Blaenpant, Llandyssul, farmer, Thomas Edwards, Penrhiwpene, Llandyssul, cooper, Evan Thomas, Bercoed Canol, Ban- gor, farmer, ami John Rees, Bercoed-ucha, Bangor, farmer, with keeping dogs without a licence on the 13th March.—All the defendants appeared and pleaded guilty, and were fined 25s. each. Charge of Indecent Assault.—John Jones, Blotweth, Llanfihangel-Rhosycorn, farm servant, was brought up in custody of P.C. Davies, 23, charged with committing an indecent assault upon a little girl thirteen years of age, daughter of Walter Davies, of Penrhewdelfd, Llanfihan- gel-Khosycorn, at Brynllywelyn Wood, on the 16i;h April. -yeor The magistrates decided that there was not sufficient evidence to justify them in sending the case for trial, and it was dismissed, complainant to pay costs.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, APRIL 25T,I.-Before D. U. Lloyd and A. O. Williams, Esqrs. Drunk and Riotous. John Higgins, miner, Festiniog, was charged with this offence by P.C. Evan Jones, railway consta- ble.—He pleaded guilty and was fined 5s., and 10s. Gd. costs.—Ed- wartI Jones was charged with the same offence by P.S. Vaughan, at Festiniog. The defendant not appearing, a warrant was issued.—Joseph Harries was also charged with the same offence by P.C. Cadwaladr Jones, but he did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Assault.—Owen Hughes against Owen Morris.—Owen Hughes on being sworn said that defendant struck him in the face, and otherwise assaulted him, and defendant not appearing, a war- rant was issued for his apprehension. Keeping a Dog without a Licence.—Humphrey Roberts, Fes- tiniog, was chargod with this offence. He said that the dog belonged to his father-in-law, David Jones, now deceased, and that he knew nothing about the animal. Another s-m-in-law, who lives at Llansannan, bad taken possession of the property, likewise irtie dog, on condition that he paid the deceased's debts.—The magistrates fined him in the mitigated penalty of 25s., and recommended that it be further reduced to 10s.—Evan Jones, Llanfrothen, was charged with the same offence, and pleaded guilty. Mr. Damerell, the supervisor (who prosecuted), said that as the defendant had a large family, he would be happy to forward any recommendation the magi- strates might make, and the Bench thought that 10s., including costs, would he sufficient. Ejectment Case.—John Williams against Robert Edmunds.— Mr. Rowlands proved serving the defendant with the summons, but Ir. Edmunds objected to the notice, on the around that it had not been served properly, and the case was dismissed.
CARNARVON. THE CARNARVON RATING APPEAL.—The appeal by Mr. Assheton Smith against the rating by the assessment committee of the Carnarvon Union of his extensive slate quarries at Llanddeiniolen and Llanberis was resumed at Carnarvon county hall on Tuesday, Anril 30th, before Mr. Horatio Lloyd. Mr. Webster, Q.C. (instructed by Messrs. Turner and Allanson, was for the appellant, and Mr. Mclntyre, Q.C., instructed by Messrs. Roberts and Thomas) for the rating authorities. The cross-examination of Mr. Marshall, the valuer, was continued by Mr. M'lntyre, and the evidence bearing upon the working of the quarries was given by Colonel Wyatt. C.B., the manager, who spoke to the great depres- sion which was now apparent in the slate trade, many large merchants cancelling their orders, and others selling their stocks below cost price. Mr. Joseph Fisher, who assessed the ratable value of the quarry at £ 22,239, against £ 24 3G7. Mr. Marshall's valuation, having been examined, the further hearing was adjourned to London in the first week in June. The p,rish assessment for the quarry is £ 28,245. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, Anril 30th. present—Mr. W. P. Williams (chairman), Revs. O. Davies, H. Jones, Messrs..J. Jones, J. Hughes, and J. Edwards. The chief business was the appointment of a master for the boys' rlepartment of the British School, and out of thirteen applicants, Mr. J. T. Jones, Acrefair, Ruabon, was selected.
BUSINESS STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYSTWYTH. R. RO-BERTS and SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS, HAVE JUST DISCHARGED EX "W]E:LLINGTON,- V PRIME CARGO OF PITCH PINE LOGS AND PITCH PINE FLOORING BOARDS, PLANED, TONGUED, AND GROOVED. SAWI G, PLANING, MOULDING, &c., BY MACHINERY. FIREWOOD. — NEW DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT. II DANIEL THOMAS, LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPER, 8, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS MOST RESPECTFULLY TO INFORM THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN AND NEIGlf BOURHOOD OF ABERYSTWYTH THAT HE HAS COMMENCED A DRAPERY BUSINESS AT THE ABOVE PREMISES. D. T. IS DETERMINED TO SELL ALL HIS STOCK AT THE LEAST POSSIBLE PROFIT FOR READY MONEY ONLY! iTOTE THE ADDRESS-8, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET, I OPPOSITE THE INFIRMARY, ABERYSTWYTH OC DYNAMITE.! DYNAMITE! G. WILLIAMS and SON, ABERYSTWYTH, U ARE the SOLE AGENTS appointed for the sale of the above powerful Explosive in the counties of Cardigan, Montgomery, Salop, Radnor, Brecknock, Pembroke, and Carmarthen. 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An experienced packer kept. Sacks, Wool Sheets, Cart and Waggon Covers, Tarpaulins, any size, Rick Sheets complete, Horse Covers, &c., &c., at manufacturers' prices. Extra strong 5 bushels 5 lbs Twilled Striped Sacks at Is. 8d. each, or 20s. per doz.; ditto, with full name and address printed on both sides of each sack, Is. 9d. each, or 21s. per doz., nett cash. THOMAS ELLIS, DRAPER AND MERCER (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), TERRACE-ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. SZ 3IAL ATTENTION SHOWN TO THE HOSIERY DEPARTMENT. CUFFS & COTT AT!S qCAR^ TIES, RIBBONS, LACES, AND HABERDASHERY. b NOTE THE ADDRESS! OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. USE ROBERT ELLIS'S FURNITURE CREAM IN BOTTLES Gd. EACH, PREPARED BY ROBERT ELLIS, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, (EXAM.) TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH^ THOMAS'S CELEBRATED WELSH GRIPE POWDER FOR HORSES, Is. 6d. per Bottle. Also GRl^ MIXTURE FOR HORSES, 2s. Gd. per Bottle. ALTERATIVE AND CONDITION POWDERS FOR HORSES, Is. per peund packet. Prepared only by JOHN THOMAS, Chemist, Machynlleth. — Directions 'accompany each bottle packet. Sole Agent for LONG'S SCAB LOTION for Sheep. A certain cure for Scab. IMPORTANT TO HOUSEHOLDERS, HOTEL PROPRIETORS, &c. &° GREAT SAVING EFFECTED BY OBTAINING FURNITURE, BEDDING, &c., DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURERS. SUBSTANTIAL HOME-MADE FURNITURE. HOUSES FURNISHED FROM £ 10 UPWARDS. ANY of the following SPECIAL LOTS of BEDDING and BEDSTEADS sent CARRIAGE FREBJ £ 11 Railway Stations within Fifty Miles of Oswestry, on receipt of remittance :—A Full-sized Iron French stead, Straw Palliasses, and Wool Mattress, or Bed and Bolster, for 32s. the lot; better qualities at prices in PT°$L& tion. Iron Folding Bedstead and Wool Mattress, or Bed and Bolster, in stripe tick eover, for lis. 9d. Iron Fold^ Chair Bedstead, with cushions complete, from 15s. 6d. Upholstered Spring Mattress, covered in fancy check or tick, with Wool Top Mattress, in cover to match, complete for 42s. better qualities at prices in proportion. size Straw Palliasses, and Wool Mattress, or Bed and Bolster, 20s. ^Full-size Iron Bedsteads, 12s. 6d. each. Household Furniture of Every Description at equally Low Prices. A Trial Order respectfully solicited. JAMES VAUGHAN, CABINET, FURNITURE AND BEDDING MANUFACTURER, OSWESTRY. "ABSOLUTELY PURE." SEE ANALYSESSent Post Free on Application. PILL Q'C CRYSTAL SPRINGS. EM *— SOB I Soda, Potass, Seltzer, Lemonade, also Water &||p | b »I I I B without Alkali. For k. rr^V| §-€ 111 rl 1 i\| GOUT, Lithia Water, and ^Ss3^ ■ ■ ^1 Lithia and Potass Water sT WATERS. CORKS BRANDED I R. ELLIS & SON, PJTTIIIN,' and every label bears their Trade Mark. Sold everywhere, and wholesale of R. ELLIS & SON, RUTHIN, NORTH WALES. v EDWARDS AND EVANS, TREGARON, BEG to announce that from March 1, 1878, they allow 12 £ per cent, discount from makers' prices °n all A.D. Pipes. BEST BLUE SLATES (WHOLESALE), BRICKS, &c., &c., AT REDUCED PRICES. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING AND OTHER TIMBER, AT REDUCED PRICES. TERMS—READY MONEY. Goods forwarded to any Station on Cambrian and Manchester and Milford Railways In consequence of spurious imitations of LEA AND PERRINS' SAUCE, which are calculated to deceive the Public, Lea and Perrtns have adopted A NEW LABEL, bearing their Signature^ thus, (' which is placcd on every bottle of WORCESTERSHIRE SA UCE, ana, untliout which none is genuine. Soiii Wholesale by the Proprietors, Worcester; CrssiC and BlactzveH, London; and' Oil nen got.oral: Rc'.o.J. hv do.: :rs in sanccs fh-m^kvut the World.
CORRESPONDENCE. ) -J'P' All letters must be written on one side of the paper, and accompanied by the name and a/ldress of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith,
W. J. declined with thanks. LLANIDLOES FOOTBALL. gre In looking over a contemporary I saw four lines de- voted to the Football match between the Llanidloes First Club versus the Newtown First Club, in which the former beat the letter by three goals (two disputed) to nothing. In the same column appears a very full report of the 'Newtown First Club playing against the \Vrexham Club, the present holders of the Welsh Challenge Cup, and beating them by two goals to none, and not content with reporting the the writer goes on to predict that the Newtown Club would win the" cup" next year, but in myopinion he has reckoned without his host, seeing that the Llanidloes Club beat them by three goals to none, and that the Llanidloes Club intend to compete for the cup next year when tw» of the most renowned athletes in the county intend joining them. The Llanidloes First Club has plived four matches since it has been formed against the Newtown "White Star" Club, and beat them three times they also beat the Rhayader Club, who had not been beaten before this season, and I am happy to say that our club has only been beaten once since it has been formed. I am very much surprised that such an excel- lent club is not supported by the inhabitants of the town.-I am, &c., ONE OF YOUR CONSTANT READERS. PROPOSED TRAMWAY FROM MACHYNLLETH. SIR,-I learn that a preliminary meeting has been held in Llanidloes to consider a project for constructing a narrow gn&ge railway from that town to Dylife Mines, which if earried out will supply a great want long felt throughout the district to be traversed. Llanidloes people are alive to their interests, much more so than the Machynlleth folks, and it would be to their advantage to take a leaf out of the Llanidloes peoples' book in respect to their markets, monthly fairs, &c., and I would also surest that if Machynlleth desires to keep the, little vitality it now possesses, the landlords and tenant farmers of the district surrounding Machynlleth must bestir themselves, and coast met a "tramway from Mach- ynlleth is. the direction of some of the mines in the Dylife district, where there are many who pay annually a larr~ amount for carriage of ore and materials to and from Hot all this trathc will go to Llan- idloes, as from all the mines lying to the west and north west of Dylife. their materials to and produce from can be carted to Dylife, the terminus of the projected line from Llanidloes, for something less than half what they now pay for cirriage to Machynlleth. This would entail a loss to the town and trade of Machynlleth to the tune of some thousands of pounds annually, which I know it cannot well afford to lose, but which it certainly will lose unless thev first step into the arena and construct a tram- way something like the Towyn and Abergauolwyn railway from Machynlleth station along the banks of the Dulais river to a point opposite Dolcaradog. It would then com- mand the traffic from six lead mines at least, and one slate quarry, and also that of the villages of Melin I Barhedin and Aberhosan, and the surrounding agricul- tural interests. Every ton of lime costs the tenants twenty four shidings at least to the farmers of the land outlying those villages, whereas if that tramroad was made it would only cost about two-thirds of that sum. This would also apply to the carriage of coal and artificial manure, &c., and I may safely venture to state for the benefit of the respected"landlorda of the district, that where one ton of lime is only used now there would at least be three tons used on their lands, adding to the value of their property in ten years from fifteen to twenty per eent. Tlrls fact alone I think, ought to stimulate the landlords and tenants of the district to carry this project out without delay. The cost will be trifling in comparison with the exigency of the case and the benefit to be derived there- from at the present cheap rate of labour and materials. and with no engineering difficulties whatever. It_would only have to follow the banks of the Dulais. Neither are there any heavy cutting to encounter. The whole dis- tance to be traversed would be about four-and-a-half miles, and as for construction and rolling stock I don't suppose it would cost more than £\OÛO. As from what I know of the owners of the land through which it would pass, that they would give every facility for its construction, and by so doing they would not only confer a boon upon their tenants but also upon a large community dependent on the mineral resources of the district. The construction -of the line would no doubt be the means of bringing more capital into the district to develope those resources. Hoping mv proposal will find support in your excellent paper,'and that it will arouse the parties interested to a sense'of a duty they owe to themselves and posterity,— I am. &c.. CAROG. April 17th, 1878. HALF DAY HOLIDAYS. Sir,—Some time ago a movement was made in this town, to close the various shops at middle day, once a week, thus giving all engaged in them a half-holiday. Unfortunately it fell through why I cannot say. In all probability it was owing to a few refusing to do so, the few thus depriving the many of an enjoyable afternoon's recreation. If those who are against such a laudable obiect would only take a calm and unbiassed view of the subject, I am sure that they will retract their refusal and join in with the others. Many towns in Wales of more importance, which have a much larger trade than Aber- ystwyth, have joined in this movement. Take, for instance, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Merthyr. Surely, if these places, with thpir large and extensive trades, can close for an afternoon, Aberystwyth can easily do so. We close our shops the whole day Sunday for our spiritual good, and I am sure no tradesman can possibly say that his trade suffers by doing so, seeing that all others do the same. Why then not close our shops for half a day on Thursday for our physical good, thus striving for mei's sana in corpore sano? What a happy change it will be in life of each of the young men who are at present shut up from one week's end to the other, who will at least have one break in the monotony of the week's work in the shape of an afternoon's healthy recreation and it is not the young men only but the masters also who will enjoy this boon, which can be attained without any loss to trade, for if all close, purchasers will buy what they require in the morning of the day, the afternoon of which the shops will be closed, with very little inconvenience to them- selves, and by so doing will bestow a boon upon others.—I am, &c., ONE OF THEr.
LAMPETER. SCHOOL BOkltD-Friday, the 2Gth April.—Present: Mr. J. Fowden (Presiding Chairman), Rev. Joseph Jones, Mr. W. Bankes Price, Mr. Joseph Morgan, and Mr. T. Lloyd (clerk). INKANT SCHOOL.—A letter from Mr. R. D. Jenkins of Cardigan was read, stating that the lessors would not pay the architect's charges, nor agree to the proviso giving the Board power to determine the lease conditionally.—The Chairman thought there was nothing to be done but to submit to the terms offered by the lessors.—Mr. Price agreed with the chairman, remarking that the Board were quite at the mercy of the lessors.—Mr. Jones said he un- derstood that in case they accepted the terms of the lessors the School Board could not be got rM of .i ".MI? the conti- nuance of the lease, but the clerk explained that if the schools now under the Board should at any time be carried on by voluntary contributions, the Board might then be dissolved.—After some further discussion it was unanimously resolved to accept the terms offered by the lessors. COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL.—The Clerk stated that several of the children at St. Peter's School had not, during the past year, made the required number of attendances to entitle them to be presented for examina- tion, and that the Inspector had consequently struck their names out of the examination schedule. He. however, understood that the inspector was pre- pared to entertain any explanation the Board had to give for the non-attendance of the children. — Mr. Hughes, the master of the sch o attended the meet- ing and explained that he 11: csonted the children referred to as half-timers under article 20 (A. 1.), and that the Inspector had accepted them in that way last year.—The Clerk h:tid the by-laws were not in force during the whole of last year.—Mr. Hughes: Yes they were.—The Clerk: They were not; here they are, look at the date.—Mr. Hughes then said the Inspector had accepted children as half-timers, pre- sented in the same way in other parishes with by-laws in force.—The Clerk replied that the Board had nothing to do with other parishes. The question was, whether the Board had any reason to give why the children referred to had not made the required number of attendances at school. The Inspctor had gone into the question very fully with him (tho Clerk), and had given the matter great attention. The Board could give no reason for the non- attendance of the children, and the Inspector was per- fectly right in striking their names out of the schedule.— Mr. Price said it was of no use to try and find fault with the Inspector when the Board were to bla-,ne.-The Chairman thought that in order to avoid a similar occur- rence, the by-laws should in future be enforced.—This was agreed to, and it was resolved that a census should be taken of all children under fourteen years within the Board's district. It was also resolved that the appointment of a person to take the censu- and to act as a temporary attendance officer, should be made at antadjouriied meet- ing to be held this day (Friday). PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, ApaIL 2Gnr.-Before William Jones, Esq., Glandennis, T. H. R. Hughes, Esq. Drunkenness.—Evan Evans, farmer, Brynmadoc, Bcttws Bledrws, was charged by Superintendent R. Lloyd with having been drunk and disorderly on the 12tb April. P.S. Lyons said he saw the defendant drunk and dis- orderly at ten and again at twelve o'clock at night on the streets of Lampeter. P.C. Phillips corroborated and said the defendant was swearing. The Bench asked the witness if he was sure defendant was swearing, and witness and also P.S. Lyons said he was sure of it, that he said, you I am a better man than you," to the sergeant. P.S. Lyons said the defendant swore repeatedly.—The Bench said they hoped it was not true as the defendant had been a preacher.—The defendant replied that the police were impudent to him, and that was why he swore. He likewise said it was not true that he was drunk. The Bench then read a letter from David James, Lampeter, who said he saw Mr. Evans at the Royal Oak on April 12th, and sold him five bushels of barley. He was not drunk at the time. On being sent for, however, Mr. James could not swear to the exact time he saw the defendant at the Royal Oak. The defen- dant at the time was free and easy and talkative as usual, but he was not drunk as he made a bargain with witness for five bushels of barley.—In answer to Mr. Superinten- dent Lloyd witness said the defendant had been drinking. A previous conviction having been proved the Bench in- flicted a fine of 10s. and costs. Leaving Horses and Cart.—James Davies, farmer, Rhiwshonuchaf, was fined 5s. for having left two horses and a cart on the highway near Highmead Arms, Llan- wemg, with no person in charge, on April lst.-P.C. Davies proved the case. 0 LOCAL BOARD, MONDAY, APRIL 29TII. — PreSi;r'tV,^Ir- J- Fowden, in the chair. Mr. T. H. R. Hughes, Mr. Williams, Mr. Edward Evans, Mr. Jenkin Evans, Mr. Rees Ds.vies, Mr. David Lloyd, Mr. David Lloyd, clerk, and Mr. R. Rees, in- speetor. Water Supjtly.—The Clerk said the Board knew that the trustees of the Falcondale estate were willing to transfer their interest in the water supply to the Local Board, but as to the Falcondale Well the following letter had been received from Mr. Jenkins, the. agent: "Dear sir,—I beg to inform you that permission will not be given to have water from the Falcon- dale spring. I believe Mr. Bright, of Carmarthen, who laid the present pipes down, can give you a very correct idea as to what would be the expenso of having the water brought from Hen- feddau. I understood a short time back- from you that it was in contemplation to have water brought from Cwmrees. That would be an excellent place to start from if the supply is satis- factory."—The Chairman then read the analysis of Mr. W. Mor- !Iill, county analyst, of the Fountain Water:—' Gentlemen,— Herewith i beg to hand you the results of my examination of the sample of town water received from you on the 2nd April :— Grainspor gallon. Parts per million. Total solids left 1911 evaporitiOR.. 3'64 52'00 Chlorine 12-86 Equivalent to sodium chloride (common salt) l 4J 21 Lead and Copper none. A very slight trace of iron present. Amiii(oni,t, free 01015 Do. albumenad • • 0-035 Total hardness, 2} degrees microscopical examination, very satisfactory. The above is an excellent water for all dietetic and domestic purposes."—The Board considered the report to be very satisfactory. They also thought all hope of getting the Falcondale Well water was at an end.—The question was then discussed whether, seeing that the present water supply had been satisfactory, the reservoir should not be improred and en- larged.—Mr. Edward Evans eventually moved that a man should be engaged to see what could be done at the reservoir and whether any more water could be cenducted into the town. Collcqe-stre.ct Homes.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr. Jen- kins respecting the houses in College-street. Mr. Jenkins said there is a space in front of all the houses in College-street which formed part of the estate, as any one who recollects the road before the houses were built, must know. The plans on the leases do not set forth the houses but simply the land." Lamp.-The Chairman called attention to a lamp near the police-station, which did not light the street properly.—it having been stated that a tree obscured the light, it was re- solved to endeavour to get the tree cut down Inspector's Rcport.- The Chan-man read the Inspector's report, in which he said he hadjhad a great many complaints respecting the state of the sl:tti,-Iitet--hoiise.rlie question of repairs was re- ferred to the Committee who had been appointed at the last meeting to see to the letting of the slaughter-house.—The In- spector added that he was glad to state that the town was per- fectly free from epidemic or endemic fever. The orkhouse was in a very healthy state, and there was not a single case of illness in the place. He was sorry to say that the water supply was completely stopped, and a great complaint had been made about it. He found that the water supply was greatly dimin- ished bv the masons in College-street using an enormous quan- titv. They cut off the supply to the town.—The Inspector was instructed"to see that the watar was not wasted in College- stnet. Timi of McrtLiy].- -Mr. W. Williams called attention to the inconvenient time of meeting. At three o'clock they had to post their letters, and eleven o'clock would be much more con- venient.—Mr. Jenkin Evans seconded the motion, and it was agreed to hold the meetings in future at eleven o'clock in the morning. Chairman.—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Rees Davies, it was unanimously agreed to re-appoint Mr. W. Jones, Glandennis, chairman for the ensuing year. The Slaughter Home.—It was stated that one butcher in the town refused to slaughter at the slaughter-house.—The members of the Board agreed to withhold their custom from that butcher until he-complied with their desire.
CARDIGAN. APPOINTMENT OF CHURCHWARDENS.—At an adjourned vestry, held in St. Mary's Church, on Friday, the 26th April, Mr. Thomas Davies, Bank House, was appointed vicar's churchwarden, and Mr. Saville H. Miles, The Priory, the warden for the parishioners. 'I UNION SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE.—The first meeting of the year of this committee, was held in the Shire Hall, on Saturday, the 27th April. Present: Messrs. W. Buck, R. D. Jenkins, and Captain Gower. Mr. R. D. Jenkins was re-elected chairman for another year. It was resolved that the ordinary meetings of the Board should be held the last Saturday in every month at twelve o'clock noon; the first meeting to take place the last Saturday in May. TROEDYRAUR PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, 30TH APItIL.Before W. Buck, Morgan Jones, S. H. Jones-Parry, and W. 0. Brigstocke, Esquires. Illegal Fisltiiig.-D avid Owen, water bailiff, against Thos." Lewis, draper, High-street, Cardigan, for illegally catching two salmon peels, in the river Tivy, near Rhos Hill, on the 22nd April.—Defendant pleaded guilty.— Fined Is., and costs, in default seven days' imprisonment with hard labour.—Same against Benjamin Bowen, mason, Cilgerran, for catching fourteen salmon peel at the same time and place.—-Defendant was fined 10s., and costs, in default seven days.—Thomas James, water bailiff, against James Jenkins, Cilgerran, for illegally setting a net to catch salmon, in the river Tivy, on the 18th of April-- Messrs. Jordan and Howell, solicitors, Aberaeron, con- ducted the case for the Board of Conservators, and Mr. W. W. Mitchell for defendant.—Defendant was also charged with unlawfully fishing for salmon, otherwise than with a rod and line, at the same time and place.—By con sent of the Magistrates, the evidence in both cases was taken together.—Fined £ 2 10s. on each charge, and costs. Order of Removal.—An order of removal was signed in the case of one Frances Davenport and child, from the Cardigan Union to that of Rugby, Warwickshire, her late husband having gained no other settlement but that of birth.
STRATA FLORIDA. PoNTRHYDi-ENiUGAin BOARD SCHOOL.—This school was in- spected on the 1st April, by Mr. Williams, assisted by Mr. Short. The following is a copy of the report which has just come to hand: "This school is under good discipline, and appears to be instructed at present with energy and industry by the new master, Mr. Davies. The con- dition of the school is promising. The handwriting throughout was exceedingly good, and the grammar and geography of some of the elder boys was very satisfactory." Grant received £ 5010s.
LLANUWCHLLYN. NATIONAL SCHOOL.—This school was examined by the Rev. E. T. Watts on Wednesday, May 1st. Ninety-nine per cent, of the scholars passed in reading, writing, and arithmetic. The upper standards also passed a successful examination'in mathematics, physical geography, and domestic economy. The following- report was written on the master's certificate Thoroughly well conducted. Results in all respects exceptionally good." We should have stated that standards II. to VI. (inclusive) were ex- amined in grammar and geography.
BARMOUTH. PPOPOSED NEW ENTRANCE TO THE BEACH.—A requisi- tion to the Directors of the Cambrian Railway is now being signed by the inhabitants, calling their attention to the fact that in consequence of the gates at the level crossing by the station being closed at uncertain and fre- quent intervals, access to the beach is practically cut off, and the public much inconvenienced thereby and desiring them to take into their consideration the necessity of placing a foot-bridsre across their property, in a central part of the town. We hope the memorial will have the desired effect. THE SEASON.—The arrival of the following birds here has been noted :-The whitethroat and swallow on April 19th cuckoo, April 25th and sedge-warbler, April 27th. Owing, doubtless, to the charming weather with which we have latterly been favoured, many families have arrived within the last fortnight, and consequently the beach is beginning to assume its summer apoearance. and the town a desrree of animation unusual to it so early in the season. People who can visit the seaside at any time, and are not compelled to take their holiday when they can get it, appear to be now finding out that May and June are pleasanter months to reside in this centre of en- chanting scenery than July and August, when the heat is so intense as to render the slightest exertion a fatigue. CONCERT.—A farewell concert was given by Mr. Hughes. organist of the church, in the Corsygedol Assembly Room. on the 2.5th April, which was well attended. The following was the programme :-Song, Bywvd r- donau'i'Vnor," Mr. Hughes; duet, "The Brides- maids," Misses Jones and Edwards: song, "I'm a reamer "from "Son and Stranger," Llew Llwyfo; solo pianoforte. Tarantelle" in Aflat. Miss Williams; song, "Taffy," Mr. Evans sol., flute, Mr. A. R. Jones song, A Son? to lay at the feet of my Love." Mrs. Sellis solo harp "Welfh Melodies," Mr. Owen Jones song. "Old Simon the Cellarer," LlewLlwyfo: solo violin, Mr. Sheriff; anthem. "Moeswch i'r Arglwrdd," Barmouth Choir; son^, "The British Tar," Mr. Hughes; solo harp, Mr. Owen Jones; song, "The Captive Greek Girl," Mrs. Sellis! humorous song, "Peter Piper," Mr. Evans; solo violin. Mr. Sheriff: song. "The Wolf," Llew Llwyfo; glee (humorous), "The Chimney Sweepers," Barmouth Choir solo flute, Mr. A. R. Jones song, Kiss me and I'll go to sleep," Master Rees Jones penillion singing, after tin manner of North Wales, Llew Llwyfo; finale, God save the Queen."