UP AND DOWN THE COAST. 1 PLEASANT FOR NERVOlfS PEOPLE. Not a dozjn miles fra:n my bit of a, place oil the Coast there is a. building stored with the trifling amount of forty thousand pounds weight of powder, besid-s an uncer ain quantity of mixed explosives. About forty tons of powder may be a reasonable or an unreasonable quantity of that article to have in one place that depends alto- gether on what is going to be done with it. In case of a European war forty tons of powder might be a small quan- tity for one of the armies. But in a lucifer match ware- house forty tons would probably be deemed excessive. In the event of this powder going off certain other things would go off too. There would certainly be an inquest, and most likely a Government enquiry, and the Inspector would report as follows The scene of the accident presented a. most extraordinary (appearance. A clean sweep was made of everything for about six hundred yards round the spot where the magazine stood. Windows were blown out, and glass smashed still further away. Pieces of wreck have been picked up at incredible dis. tances from the scene of the disaster. The magazine was built about three yards from a parish road; about seventy yards from some dwelling houses' about eighty-five yards from a church about seventy-five yards from the turnpike road, and about three hundred yards from a populous village. How the maga- zine was ever allowed to be erected on the spot where it stood until the time of the explosion is unknown to me, and it is equally unknown how the Inspector, appointed under the Act, failed to report the dangerous condition of the magazine. It is believed that by some means two tramps who were seen lounging about the magazine got into the building, and were smoking at the time the powder went off. These 'ramps have not since been heard of, and it is supposed they went off with the powder. The explosion happened during service time at the church, and the entire congregation was killed. There is no vestige left of the sacred edifice. Fortunately most of the people in the district are Dissenters, and the number of slain therefore is not very heavy. Four cottages were also demolished, and some of the occupants killed. Here again the fatal effects were not so great as they might have been if the explosion had not happened during the time of divine service. The village was completely wrecked. Houses were toppled over and shaken into masses of ruins. I have to record several marvellous es- capes, &c., &c." Will somebody enquire about this magazine, and get the necessary precautions observed. Why should the discovery and rectification of all these wrongs and abuses rest upon me when there are so many paid officials who, to say the least of it, are not overburdened with work. I shall be glad if this thing can be put right without my having oc- casion to mention it again. NOTHING LIKE SOUND ARGUMENT. In every dirty town and village you will find people of supposed intelligence who will tell you that the place cannot be very inimical to health and life as there are some of the oldest people in the district living there. It might just as reasonably be argued that nobody was killed at Waterloo or in the Crimea because the Duke of Wellington lived to be an old man and thousands of men are still alive who served in the Crimea. TO YOUNG MEN. In the times of your grandfathers when Wales was thinly populated, and large towns had not sprung up in the South, and where quarrymen in the North were not numbered by thousands, it was not unusual for a very few men to live, as it were, in the eye of the people. Any one of these men might with more or less truth, speak in the name of the Principality, and there was nothing Ull- seenly in one of them acting for the nation. From time to time single men did so act and speak, and were recog- nized as the nation's mouthpieces in the crises of her history. With the growth of population and the multiplication of interests and opinions there has necessarily been a great increase in the difficulty of one man or any small knot of men speaking and acting for Wales. When one hears that this man or that has started a "national" movement, spoken for all Wales or acted in the name of the whole Principality, one is apt to think of the three tailors of Tooley-street, who styled themselves We, the people of England." The three tailors could not by any chance be "the people of England," nor can Mr. This, Dr." That, nor Professor Tother be the people of Wales, or speak or act in their name. A hundred years ago for instance, supposing a University Collegeot Wales had been possible, it would only have been necessary for one man to have spoken the word and the thing would have been done. In some degree of dependence upon this obedience to a national call, the Institution was probably first started. There have been in connection with it many of these calls the nation has indeed been called most emphatically, and to some extent has answered. There are now, however, so many "national calls, so many "representative" men and institutions, such divisions of interests that the necessity- the absolute necessity—of securing the co-operation of men of all sorts in order to establish a national institution is forcing itself slowly into the minds of men who are discovering that no longer can one writer or speaker or leader or thinker guide even a large portion of the people of Wales. Men must be bigger now than was necessary in old times to be heard from end to end of the Princi- clpality amid the din of many voices. Greater power is required in these days merely to influence the thought of one large town in Wales than used to be required to in- fluence the whole Principality. There is now the maney— sided influence of the thought of all the kingdom to cons tend with. There are now thousands of men in the town, of Wales, and in the country too, who ask by whos; authority any single individual ventures to speak fo more than himself. The multiplication of preachers' teachers, and writers, and the not altogether pure flood of literature of all kinds have made ludicrous the assumption of national representation by private persons of mediocre position and power. The simple fact is that Wales is becoming like England and other countries. Carnarvon, Wrexham, Cardiff, Swansea, Merthyr, Bangor, Aberyst- wyth, Festiniog, Portmadoc, Milford, and numerous other growing towns have a life of their own, men of their own, interests of their own. To make national movements successful in future, all these towns will have to be con- sulted, and without doubt the great centres will tend to monopolize the genius and influence of the country,- and will more and more act for Wales, as in former times single individuals acted, and as certain individuals still try to act. London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birming- ham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Sheffield may and do in combination organize national movements, and the utterance of any one of these towns or cities has a national influence but not one of them would venture to speak or act in the name of England, as single individuals re- siding in third-rate Welsh towns will venture to speak in the name of Wales. Old men, as a rule, will never recognize the fact that the old order of things has passed away, but young men who have received a more liberal training than was pos- sible until recently may learn the lesson, and some of those who are neither young nor old may not be incapable of learning that which may save them from much dis- appointment and well deserved ridicule. In the old times a few powerful men had only to frown at an inconvenient critic, and he was practically slain. To venture upon the expression of unpopular opinions was at least to trifle with daily bread. Now it is possible to express convictions and not to suffer for them fatally. You young men have in your hands much of the future of the country. Think for yourselves, and do not hesitate to speak your thoughts. Venture to question old ways that seem like dead ways. Do not be alarmed at solemnly worded denunciations. Every atom of good the world possesses was frowned at, and groaned over, and labelled poison before it was accepted. If you hear -hit the world is becoming more wicked and hopeless every day, do not believe it but bring to the bettering of men all your young life and energy; and, in full-chested laughter drown the croakings of gloom. Believe in goodness even when you are face to face with meanness and littleness. Shabby people are to be pitied and helped. They are not worth hating, and it would demean you to do them an ill turn. Li-tie souls are fearful that the Almighty willbluncler in the management of the world if they do nothide someof His truths. What queer worlds these people would make if they had the power. How they would get rid of all they call sin. They would show us how a world and how men ought to be made! It is the blind self-sufficiency of these little people that keep them from madness. They see nothing, hear nothing. If they could only be persuaded to come and sit near my bit of a place on the coast some sunny evening, and watch the seaweed inside a curling transparent wave, just before its breaks! Then let them multiply the waves and the seaweed by the sunbeams everywhere, and they would have a sum of glory not to be despised in a world they think so capable of improvement. The Coast. PERRT WINIU.E.
RAINFALL AT LLANBRYNMAIR, APRIL, 1S7S. ])-,Iy of Day of month. Inches, month. Inches. 18 -03 •• 19 -08 3 10 20 -to 12 "28 21 "• •• .04 13 "12 23 •• -08 16 "20 24 -10 17 'OS 30 .29 Total. 1.GG H. SMITH.
POWYS-LAND CLUB. — WE are glad to near tnao piu-D z-t of the Arckceologia Cambrcnsis has been presented to the Powys-land Club by Mr. R. E. Davies, of Kingsland, Shrewsbury. There is now only part 14 (1858) lacking to complete the set. IIOLLOWAY"I PILLS.-Pure Blood.—When the blood is pure, its circulation perfect, and the nerves in good order, we are well. These Pills possess a marvellous power in .3s securing these great secrets of health by purifying, regu- lating, and strengthening fluids and solids. Holloway's Pills can be confidently recommended to all persons suffer- ing from disordered digestion, or worried by nervous fancies, or neuralgic pains. They correct acidity and heartburn, dispel sick headache, quicken the action of the liver, and act as alteratives and gentle aperients. The weak and delicate may take them without fear. Hol- loway's Pills are eminently serviceable to invalids of irrit- able constitution, as they raise the action of every organ to its natural standard, and universally exercise a calm- ing and sedative influence.
ABERYSTWYTH. VAGRANCY.—At the House of Correction, before Edwd. Jones, Esq., DavidO Brian was committed to Carmarthen Gaol for fourteen days for begging at Ehydypenne, on May 3. LAW.—Amongst the names of successful candidates at the last final examination held by the Incorporated Law Society, we find the name of Mr. Evan Evans, of this town, who served his Articles of Clerkship with Mr. F. R. Roberts. PASSING O TKAMPS. -On May 7, Henry Hodson, a tramp from Pool, and John Clayton, from No tingham, were charged before John Rees, Esq., with having been drunk on the previous day, but they were discharged on promising to leave the town immediately. THE WOKKHOC.SE.—The members of the House Com- mittee met on Tuesday afternoon, at the Workliouie, to further discuss the alleged irregularities. The meeting I 1, -11 was held in private, DUE a report oi its result win oe pre- sented to the next Board of Guardians, and published. FAIRS.—A large fair was held on Monday, and in the evening over forty trucks of cattle were sent off from Aberystwyth by the Cambrian raliway. On the following day, the first of the half yearly horse fairs was held in the Smithfield, and, all things considered, was successful. There was a large number of horses sent to the fair, and more dealers than usual present. Mr. G. T. Smith, auctioneer, disposed of several horses which, with one ex- ception, had been bred by Mr. H. C. Fryer, and they realized good prices, as did others which had been put into Mr. Smith's hands to sell. In the fair, there was nothing particularly striking, although there were a few superior horses, which found a ready sale. Mr. M. J. Treadwell, Aberliolwyn, is said to have been a purchaser at the fair of E600 worth of horses. ENTERTAINMENT.—During the week Messrs. Strange and Wilson have been entertaining large assemblies at the (Queen's Hotel Rooms with representations of Charles Dickens's "Christmas CAI'OI;" Gounod's Faust," laughable farces and Professor Pepper's Proteus." The performance on Friday night will be under the patronage of the Mayor and the members of the Corporation. The entertainment is one of the completest and most inter- esting that ever visited the town. The attendance nightly is very large, and if the company remained another week they would do well. On Saturdayjthere is an afternoen entertainment which will doubtless -be largely patronized by residents in the country. ACCIDENT.—On oaturday a man namedjBarthoom ew Davies, working on a house in Pound Place was, with another man, thrown to the ground from the scaffolding, the putlogs having given way. Mr. Davies's skull was slightly fractured, but the other man escaped injury. Mr. Morris Jones, L.R.C.P., has since attended to Mr. Davies's hurt. GIVIXG A CONSTABLE A BLACK EYE.-At the Magis- trates' Clerk's Office, on May 3, before J. W. Szlumper and G. T. Smith, Esqrs., William Morgan was brought up in custody and charged with having been drunk and with having assaulted a policeman when executing his duty. P.C. David Owen said that on the previous even- ing, as he was going over Trefechan Bridge, he saw a crowd near the Freemason's public-house. He returned, went in the house, and there saw the defendant very drunk, and heard him curse and swear. Witness asked what was the matter, and defendant replied, Get out." The landlady said that the man had been very abusive for some time, and requested the officer to turn defendant out. He refused to go out quietly, and a scuffle ensued, in which the pocket of the officer's great coat was torn, and in the end defendant was put upon the ground. He then said he would have the officer in pieces before he was taken to the lock-up. With assistance the man was taken out of the house and handcuffed, but meanwhile he managed to bite the constable's fingers and kick him several times in the legs. He would not then walk to the lock-up, and had to be taken there on a truck, and when in the cell lie struck the officer with his clenched fist and gave him a black eye. The damage to the coat was 30s. Gd. The Bench fined defendant 20s., and costs, for drunkenness, committed him to Carmarthen Gaol for three months' for the assault, and ordered him to pay for the damage done to the coat, or, in default, one month's additional imprisonment. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY, MAY6.—Present: Mr. H. C. Fryer, chairman, Mr. Morris Davies, and Mr. Abraham James, vice-chairmen; Mr. Vaughan Davies, and Mr. W. T. Bonsall, ex-officio; the Rev. W. Davies, Messrs. John James, Edward Hamer, Aber- ystwyth, John Jones, Tre'rddol, William Jones, Griffith Morgan, John Paull, Edward. Lloyd, David Jones, Rest, David Morgan, John Edwards, John Morgan, Bwadrain, James Morgan, Hugh Hughes, John Pryse, Hugh Jones, John Rowlands, David Rees, Hugh Hughes, clerk, David Jones, assistant-clerk, Morris Jones, and J. E. Hughes, medical officers. Statistics. -Out-relief administered during the past fort- night, Aberystwyth district, per Mr. T. G. Thomas, 249 Ss., to 205 paupers; Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn dis- trict, per Mr. John Jones, S61 7s. 6d. to 275 paupers and liar district per Mr. Joseph ^Morgan, £ 49 5s., to 209 paupers. The Master, Mr. D. Thomas, reported that 75 paupers were in the house, being the same number as in the corresponding week last year; vagrants relieved 6(5, being an increase of 46 on the corresponding fortnight of last year. The Master remarked that there were as many as 18 in the house at the same time. Balance in the bank, £612 4s. 8d. The Late Election of G,tarclitns.-The Chairman read the following letter Sir,-I am directed by the Local Government Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 23rd April, with reference to the recent elec- tion of Guardians of the poor for the parish of Aberyst- wyth. I am directed to request that you will forward to the Board a copy of your return (form 8) of Guardians elected, and that you will inform the Board whether that return is acquiesced in by all the candidates. With raspect to the enquiry contained in the latter part of your letter, the Board desire me to state that it ia only in a case in which no Guardians shall have been elected for a parish at an annual election, that a person elected for the previous year may continue to act as Guardian until the next annual election. Under the circumstances which you mention the Board are of opinion that Mr. Jones is no longer entitled to act as a Guardian for the parish of Aberystwyth."—The Clerk remarked that in his letter he had stated that the numbers were equal and asked if it were necessary to have another election ?—Mr. Paull said the late members did not acquiesce in the election.—Mr. John Jones remarked that they agreed that the return was correct.—The Clerk said he must explain to the Local Government Board what had taken place. When the votes were called out the votes were given to each candi- date, but there was no objection made to the votes of paupers or to those who did not pay rates. On finding out that the numbers were equal, Mr. Szlumper demanded a scrutiny, but he (the Clerk) did not think he was author- ized to accede to the request. The Local Government Board had not said a word about who was to be returned. —Mr. Paull believed Mr. Griffith Williams objected to the return.—The Clerk said Mr. Griffith Williams had made no objection to him.—The Chairman remarked that no doubt that if all the candidates acquiesced in the return there would only be an election for the fourth seat. Sanitary Committee.—The following gentlemen were appointed on the Sanitary Committee Colonel Lloyd- Philipps, Mr. Lewis Pugh Pugh, Mr. Vaughan Davies, Mr. Morris Davies, and Mr. H. C. Fryer, ex-officio; Messrs. John Paull, Griffith Morgan, Abraham James, the Rev. W. Davies, J. J. Atwood, David Jones, Rest, James James, Llanrhystyd, James Morgan, Pwlly, John Edwards, Rhiwarthen, and Edward Edwards. Attendance Officers.-The appointment of attendance officers was confirmed oa the motion of Mr. Abraham James. The Caeylan and Maesmawr appointment was adjourned. Sanita)-y.-The Chairman read the following letter from Mr. David Jones, the Nuisance Inspector:— Gentlemen,—I am sorry to have to inform you that small-pox has been lately introduced into the township of Llanbadarn Upper from London.. On the 3rd of May a child of eight died from its effects at Tyllwyd-issa. There are two additional cases at the same place. There is another case in the family of one Thomas Howell, shoemaker, Bwlchheble, and another case in Daniel Daniels, Tanyfordd's family, a cottage on the Neuadd Farm, in tho township of Cwmrheidol. The epidemic origi- nated, or rather was introduced, in the following manner. David Rowland, until lately of Pandy, Cwmrheidol, but now staying at Tyllwyd, a. person well known in the locality as an unlicensed medical practitioner, went to London on some business, about a month ago, came in contact with small-pox, caught the infection, and in that condition returned to his family, temporarily residing at Tyllwyd Farm with the farmer's family. David Rowland got over the complaint without being laid up more than a day or two, telling his neighbours that it was a severe cold, not knowing, or hiding the fact, now pretending not to know it was smallpox. The case at Bwlchheble is that of a boy of fourteen who was in service at Tyllwyd, where he was taken ill. The two remaining casesare those of children of David Rowland, aged respectively twelve and sixteen. The ow case in the township of Cwmrheidol is that of a young woman of twenty-eight. She attributed having the complaint to the fact that she sat next to Rowland at a religious gathering (cwrdd misol) at Aberffrwd Chapel, on April 17th. Yesterday morning Dr. Hughes and myself visited the patients at Tyllwyd and Bwlchheble, and I cannot help stating that the appearance of the patients was horrible and revolting. We cordially agree that extraordinary and vigorous measures should be taken to localize the epidemic. The Board considered the report, and ordered that schools in the district should be temporarily discontinued, that notice tending to prevent people visiting patients, should be issued, and other preventive measures should be taken. THE ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES. In answer to Mr. Jones, Tre'rddol, the; CHAIRMAN stated that the committee took stock on Saturday, up to six o'clock, and expected that they would have been able to finish the matter that Monday morning. There was no time, however, that morning, and the Guardians should decide upon a further meeting of the committee. Mr. JONES, Tre'rddol, said he was well prepared to defend himself although he believed he had been unfairly attacked in the Cambrian News. Mr. JOHN JAMES did not think that. Mr. JONES, Tre'rddol, added that it was in a leading article. Certain names were mentioned, and he was one of them. He was, however, quite prepared to defend himself and to show that great wrong had been done him. He could prove it. The CHAIRMAN remarked that the committee had gone into the question of stock taking very carefully, ancl the question was, to what day should they adjourn ? Mr. JONES, Tre'rddol, added that Mr. Hughes, the clerk, had received replies from two unions, and he hoped they would be kept. The account from Llanidloes, where there was an average of 113 paupers, was that not one-half the quantity of soap was used, and that it was Id. per lb. cheaper. The CHAIRMAN said the Guardians had better reserve the discussion until the question could be thoroughly gone into. Mr. HAMER pointed out that Mr. Jones's statement was incorrect, for in the Llanidloes union, 1,380 lbs of soap was used, and 1,658 lbs. at Aberystwyth. Mr. JONES, Tre'rddol, was understood to say that he calculated by the amount of soap sent in, and not by the consumption. The discussion was then adjourned to Tuesday, at two o'clock. TOWN COUNCIL. TUESDAY, MAY 7.—Present: Mr- David Roberts, Mayor, presiding, Aldermen John Watkins, Philip Williams, and Thomas Jones, Coun- cillors John Jones, Bridge-end, George Green, Peter Jones, Thomas Griffiths, Isaac Morgan, Edward Hum- phreys, John Jenkins, and John James. Mr. W. H. Thomas, town clerk, Mr. David Lloyd, Mr. David Jones, borough accountant, Mr. Rees Jones, surveyor. MELINDWR. The MAYOR having read a bill of one guinea for taking Mr. Arnold Taylor and others to Melindsyr, Mr. T. GRIFFITHS olsketi if it were likely that there would be more Melindwr bills ? The MAYOR thought that would be about the last. I Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, said there would be another from Bailey Denton, and many of others, as there would from Bailey Denton, and many of others, as there would have to be a lot ot work done there yet. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, presented the following re- port A meeting of this committee was held at the Surveyor's Office, on April 26, present: Messrs. David Roberts, mayor, Join* James, John Jenkins, Isaac Morgan, J. Jones, Bridge-end, convener, and Rees Jones, surveyor. Plascrug Drainage.—It is agreed that the small main drain shall join the large main drain as per plan, to be on an average three feet deep and two feet wide, and be filled with quarry debris within one foot of the surface. The Surveyor is ordered to obtain tenders by the 1 st. inst. for quarrying debris, carting to drain, and filling carts also opening new small main drain. Town Manure.—It is recommended to reserve the town manure for this sumnlcr, and to carry it to the Plus Crug grounds, and there make two or three heaps ready to be laid over the ground in the autumn. A meeting of this Committee was held at the Surveyor's Office on Mar 1st, present Messrs. J. Jones, Bridge-end, con- vener, and Rees Jones, surveyor. Plan Crug Drainage.—Tenders were, received for carting debris from quarry and filling into carts, and that of Richard Morgans, at 2s. lid. per chain was accepted. The tender of John Jones, Mill-street, at Is. 31d. per chain was accepted for quarrying debris, &c.; and that of John .Tones, Llanbadarn, at lid. per yard for cutting small drain. Since the above wore accepted the Surveyor reports that the parties tendering for cartage and quarrying debris have commenced their respective works at the above mentioned rates, but he cannot find out the John Jones, Llanbadarn, who tendered for cutting small main drain, nor anyone to do the work at ltd. per yard. He was therefore ordered to offer it to David Jones, drainer, Llan- badarn, and John Jones, Mill-street, jointly, It Id. per yard. The SURVEYOR said John Jones, Mill-street, would not accept it jointly, and so David Jones had accepted it. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN and.Mr. GREEN thought a portion of the main drain should be left open at Plascrug. He believed Mr. Hughes would drain the river, as he had gone down to the gravel. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, also thought it would be ad- visable to leave a drain open. Mr. GREEN said he wanted to ask the Surveyor if it were correct that springs had been tapped ? The SURVEYOR—Yes, it is all springs there, and nothing else. Mr. GREEN—What is the quality of the water ? The SURVEYOR—I did not taste it. Mr. GREEN—Yes, but you have looke'd at it. The SURVEYOR-It looks very clear. Mr. GREEN—What is your idea? The SURVEYOR—I should not be. afraid to drink it, by the look of it. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN—There is no doubt it is good water as it has come through the gravel from the river—gravita- tion. Mr. GREEN—Is there not A great quantity there? The SURVEYOR—I do not know the exact quantity, but there is a great deal of water there. Mr. GREEN-Cannot it be easily connected with the present water pipes, if more water be required ? Mr. JONES, Bridge-end-Yes, it can all be run into the engine-room. Mr. PETER .JOES-You can turn'all the water into the engine pipes if you like. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN then proposed, Mr. GREEN seconded, and it was agreed to leave the main drain near Midway open to the turn, and that it should be afterwards piped and filled in with debris. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end, moved, and Alderman WIL- LIAMS seconded, that the report, as far as it concerned the manure, should be adopted. The motion was put to the meeting, and agreed to. MORE EXPENSE FOR THE FLATS. Mr. GREEN said he wanted to call attention to a sugges- tion he made some time ago, and which was embodied in a report drawn up by Mr. Jenkins and himself with regard to the purchase of an additional pump. There was no doubt but that there was an abundance of water at the Flats, and he did not see why the Council should continue working the pump day and night, when by obtaining another pump they could get a sufficient quantity of water into the reservoir in the day time only. He estimated the total cost of the pump, a water beater, and composition for the boiler, at between £ 110 and £ 115. It would save night work, and the consumption of coal would not be more than at the presentitime. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end—Is there anything that can be done to that sound ? Mr. GREEN—That would be done away with. Alderman WATKINS—The pipes up to the well were laid last year when the men were up to their knees in water. The work could not be properly executed, and it was thought that larger pipes should be put down in the spring when there would be less water. The SURVEYOR-It was impossible to make a proper job of it. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end—Well, the pipes are open, and the water flows through them. Alderman WATKINS—The water is all along the line. Alderman WILLIAMS—I understood the pipes were to be Alderman WILLIAMS—I understood the pipes were to be relaid. Alderman WATKINS—If the Flats scheme will be per- manent, I think it would be worth our while to relay the pipes. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end—Not likely. Alderman WATKiNs-Well, I don't see any other scheme before us. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end-Wait a bit. I question whether the little boiler at Plascrug will be powerful enough for two pumps. Alderman WILLIAMS—Mr. Green is a practical man, and he ought to know these things better than we do. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end—We all know that: but still everyone ought to have his own opinion. You kuow very well that they have to fire away to pump now and if you drive that little engine at full speerl it brings down the steam directly. Mr. GREEN—The engine will work about eighteen to twenty horse power, and the power now given out in working the pump is not more than seven or eight horse power. It is a most improbable thing that I should make a suggestion and know that the boiler would not produce sufficient steam. The SURVEYOR—You are using now about 35-lbs of steam. 0 Mr. JONES, Bridge-end—There has already been be- tween £ 600 and J6700 expended at Plas Crug, when at first it was stated that it would be between £ 200 and B300 only. Now, again, it is proposed to expend JB130, and all you get in return is another pump. Alderman WILLIAMS—But the expjnse of working will be smaller. Mr. GREEN—Mr. Jones's statement is wholly incorrect; and I am surprised that he should say that between S600 and C700 has been expended at Plas Crug. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end-You know very well that it is so very different. Mr. GREEN-You know that it is. Alderman WATKINS—When we went to the expense at first it was understood that the pump would only be used for one year. It has, however, gone on now into another year, and may go on much longer. Mr. JONES, Bridge-end—All you save is by working twelve hours instead of twenty-four. The SURVEYOR—The next step is to obtain an extra supply of water, for this engine now pumps the well dry. Mr. GREEN-I think I asked the Surveyor at the com- mencement of the meeting whether he had cut an extra feed of water, and he told me yes, and that it was good water. I think that answers the question. With a little trouble the water can be turned, into the pipes. It was then agreed to refer the questions of relaying the pipes to the well, and of purchasing an additional pump, to the Public Works Committee. CASTLE KEEPER AND PAINTING. It was decided to appoint a castle keeper at the next meeting. The tenders for painting were referred to the Finance Committee. RATES. On the motion of Mr. GREEN, seconded by Mr. JOHN JONES, Bridge-end, a general district rate of Is. 6d. was agreed to. Threepence halfpenny of the rate goes to the sinking fund. A water rate of Is. was also agreed to. THE PROPOSED NEW RESERVOIR. In the course of conversation, Mr. ISAAC MORGAN said he was willing to allow the Council to have as much land as they wanted, and he had got Mr. Richardes to consent to the same. If the Council paid expenses, both he and Mr. Richardes wished to settle the matter amicably, and not to put the town to any expense. The Members of the Council thought that Mr. Morgan and Mr. Richardes c(lluld not have acted in a fairer manner, and the MAYOR and Alderman JONES were re quested to again call upon Mr. Frederick Roberts with a view of arriving at a definite uncfejrstanding. PLAS CRUG. On the motion of Mr. JAMES, seconded by Alderman WATKINS, it was agreed to allow people to put cattle to graze on the Flats at C3 for six months, up to 12th Nov., or 2s. 6d. per week, half the money to be paid at the com- mencement, and the remainder at the expiration of the term. BELLMAN. COMPLAINT. The Bellman was granted a new suit of livery. COMPLAINT. Mrs. Rees having called attention to a nuisance in the alley leading from the Terrace, the matter was referred to the Surveyor. ACCOUNTS. On the motion of Alderman WILLIAMS, seconded by Mr. GREEN, it was resolved that for the future the ac- counts should be audited in April and October. A DILAPIDATED HOUSE. The MAYOR read a letter from Mr. Henry Morris, saying that he was negociating for the sale of the dilapi- dated house in Alfred Place. If not sold he would shortly pay Aberystwyth a visit and see that the house was repaired. PENPARKE. The TOWN CLERK said he had no reply from Mr. T. O. Morgan respecting the drainage of Penparke. INSPECTOR OF WEIGHTS, &C. The question of the appointment of an Inspector of Weights and Measures was referred to the Public Works Committee. Mr. J ONES, Bridge-end, said a great deal of money was spent in small salaries, and the question was whether all the offices could not be combined in one person. TOWN ANALYST. The TOWN CLERK having stated that he did not agree with the Chief Constable that a separate analyst should be appointed for the town, the subject was deferred to [ enable the Town Clerk to make enquiries. SCHOOL LANE. The MAYOR read a letter from Mr. Fryer, saying that they were about to lay out the ground on the north west side of School-lane for building purposes, and adding that it would be advisable to increase the width of the upper part of the lane. He, therefore, should like the Public Works Committee to visit the spot, in order that an agree merit might be come to as to the precise boundary before- buildings were commenced. The subject was accordingly referred to the Public Works Committee. STEAM CRANES. The MAYOR read the result of his enquiries in London from Applyby Brothers as to the expense of steam cranes, and the subject was referred to the Harbour Committee, The prices ranged from £ 245 to £ 950. ENTERTAINMENT. A gentleman applied on behalf of Messrs. Strange and Wilson for the patronage of the Mayor and Corporation. Mr. GREEN said it was an excellent entertainment; and after a iittle conversation, in which Alderman JONES and WILLIAMS thought the Councillors should be allowed to please themselves, the application was granted. YSTRAD JIEURIG QUARRY. A letter was read from Mr. J. J. Atwood, respecting the Ystrad Meurig Quarry, and requesting the attend- ance in London of the Town Clerk and Mr. Rees Jones. In answer to Alderman Watkins, the TOWN CLERK said Ellis and Owen might apply for a new trial, and so might the parties in the Glanlerry trial, which was heard fifty. years ago. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th.—Before David Roberts, Esq. (mayor), Aldermen Thomas Jones and John Watkins, and John Rees, Esq. Eviction.—Morgan Edwards, Prospect-street, was ordered to letve the house he tenanted in twenty-one days, on the application of Mrs. Penrose. D?-itnk-en?iess ._On the information of Mr. Supt. Lloyd, James Daniel, mariner, Crynfryn Buildings, was fined 10s. for having been drunk and incapable at Aberystwyth on May 7th. Wilful D(t,itage.-Alr. Thomas Jones, Rope Walk, charged Morris Davies Hughes, Chalybeate Terrace, Richard Humphreys, Gray's Inn Lane, John Jones, Pen- maesglas-road, William Rees, Laura-place, and Cornelius Roberts, Gateway Buildings, with having wilfully damaged a boat at Tanycae on May 2nd.-P.C. Daniel Jones said lie saw some boys in a boat at Tanycae on Thursday after- noon. They were shaking the boat like a cradle, and when he saw them they ran away.—John Rees, Queen- street, said he saw the defendants in the boat.—John Blackwell also said he saw the defendants sitting down in the boat.—Alderman Jones, who said he was not present at the time, and could not charge defendants with any- thing particular, remarked thar he could only speak as to the general annoyance he suffered from boys at the har- bour. He could not say that the boys before the Bench had done any damage.—Supt. Lloyd said before a fine was inflicted it was necessary to prove that some damage had been done. On being questioned by Mr. Lloyd, the Constable stated that the boat appeared as if stones had been thrown against it. It was all over scratches.—The Bench fined the defendants 6d. each, and the costs of summon ses. Alleged Larceny by Bailee. — George Green, Cambrian Foundry, charged Edw. Edwards, engine fitter, Northgate Court, with having appropriated to his own use, a file, valued at Is. 6d., on May 1st. Prosecutor did not appear, and defendant was consequently discharged. Keeping a Dog Without a Licence.—On the information of Mr. Joseph Pocock, supervisor, D. D. Wemyss, /The Green, Trefechan, was fined 25s., including costs, for having kept a dog without a licence. Drunkenness.—Griffith Hughes, for having been drunk and disorderly at Trefechan on April 30, was lined 5s., and costs. School Board Prosecutions.—Mr. W. Williams appeared to prosecute certain parents for neglecting to send their children to school, and Mr. Parry attended the court to prove the charges. The following were the results :— Jehoiachin Edwards, adjourned case, fined 5s.; Margaret Jenkins, fined Is. John Richards, fined 2s.; Stephen Woodward, fined 5s.; Lewis Jones, adjourned for a week; and Evan Morgan, fined 2s. 6d.
DOLGELLEY. CHRISTY MINSTRELS.—The White Star Christy Min- strels gave a performance at the Public Rooms on Mon- day night, May 6th. There was .t poor atteiidane e. TREAT TO CHORISTERS.—The choristers of St. Mary's Church were, on Thursday, the 2nd of March, entertained at summer by Mr. H. J. Reveley, Bryngwin, as an ac- knowledgment of their having rendered their services on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Rosa, Reveley (now Mrs. Buckle) in March last. The table was beautifully laid out and the supper was excellent. After the cloth had been removed, the usual loyal toasts were drunk.— Mr. Reveley drank the healths of the choristers and coupled with the toast the Rev. J. Hughes, the Rev. S. S. O. Morris, and Mr. Crossby, the organist. The Rev. J. Hughes responded, and in the name of all present thanked Mr. Reveley for his kindness, and proposed the healths of Mr. Reveley, Mrs. Reveley, and all the Brynygwin family, which was heartily responded to. Mr. Reveley replied, saying it gave him great pleasure to have their company that evening, and he thanked them for their good wishes. During the evening songs were sung by Mr. Williams, National School, Mr. Owen Jones, Mr. Roberts, station master, Mr. J. S. Parry, and Mr. Thomas Speakman. As they were leaving, cheers were given for the Bryn- gwin family. LOCAL BOARD, TUESDAY, MAY 7.- Present: Mr. W. R. Davies. chairman, Mr. Lewis Williams, auctioneer, Mr. Lewis Williams, Fronwnion, Mr. J. C. Davies, Mr. William Hughes, Mr. Morris Jones, Mr. J. C. Roberts, Mr. R. P. Roberts, and Mr. William Jones, inspector. The plans of the slaughter house ware laid before the Board, and were again referred to the Committee. Removal of Ashes.—Several tenders were read for the removal of ashes for the next six months.—The Chairman said the Board ought to study efficiency as well as cheapness. It would be a great pity to save a few shillings and have the ashes left in the town. The Chairman read a portion of the Inspector's re- port, calling attention to the necessity for making the con- tractor finish the work by eight o'clock in the day, and stating that his routes should be specified so as to secure attention to every part of the town. It was said that there were five loads a week, but if the refuse now thrown into the river Arran was taken away, there would be twice as much.—Mr. Chidlaw Roberts said if one or two of the offenders were summoned, the pollution and obstruction of the Arran would be prevented.- The Inspector pointed out that he called one woman before the Board, but she was let off.—The Chairman said the woman was only let off owing to the fact that the Board was about to issue notices respecting the practice of throwing rubbish into the river.-It was agreed that the tender of Mr. Lewis James should be accepted for AL6 10s., subject to the condition that he satisfied the Committee he was able to do the work by eight o'clock. Street Obstructions.—The Inspector, in the course of his re- port, said that in the square near the Market Hall vehicles were allowed to stand. Caravans pitched there, as also did crockery sellers and shows. Timber waggons were left in the street, and last week a largo furniture van stood for several days—in fact, the wheels were taken off and the van was put on the ground. The Inspector thought the erection of stalls by dealers who attended fairs was unfair to the tradesmen of the town who paid rates towards local government.—The Clerk said that he went to the parties himself and was told that the secretary of the Market Hall Committee had given leave, and in fact the parties paid rent for the standing they occupied in the street. This being the case, it was, he thought, a matter between the Board and tho Market Committee.—The Chairman said he was afraid that there was an over zealous official in the case. There was no doubt that as soon as representations were made to the Market Hall Committee they would see that leave could not be granted, much less rent charged, for standing in the streets. The first question to ask was whether any person had a right to pitch a stall there.—Mr. Lewis Williams, Fronwnion, said that since he could remember those who pitched stalls in the streets paid rents to Colonel Vaughan.—The Clerk said that family still claimed the right to collect tolls, though they did not exercise it He also read some cases to slinw tlwt wtwro fiirs t™l hpAn held from time immemorial, the right to hold fairs was as old as highways, and could not be interfered with.—Mr. Chidlaw Roberts said that stalls were erected so as to prevent people from entering into shops.—This the Clerk said was clearly an obstruction that could be prevented. With reference to the furniture van, he might say that the reason the wheels were taken off was that the springs were broken.—The Chairman thought the Clerk ought to prepare a case and obtain Counsel's opinion as to what would be the best course to take. It was the general opinion that the Turnpike Trust had power to clear off the obtructions, and ultimately it was proposed, seconded, and carried, to request the Turnpike Trust to take action, and that the Board would defray any costs entailed by such action. The Ricer A rran. —The Inspector's report respecting the refuse thrown into the River Arran was discussed, and also the reference to the manure heaps in the town.—Mr. Lewis Williams, Fronwnion, said if this habit of throwing rubbish into the Arran was persevered in, the result would be that the river would be driven out of its course and on the first flood would overrun the town.—The Inspector said there were loads upon loads in the bed of the river. Its removal would be no small matter.—After some conversation it was decided on the suggestion of Mr. J. C. Davies that it should be an instruction to the Inspector to get the rubbish removed from the Arran, and the manure heaps from the town, under the supervision of the Streets Committee. The Proposed Slaughter House..—The Inspector reported that the need for the slaughter house was more keenly felt every day.—The Surveyor produced plans and estimates which the Board proceeded to consider. Mr. Hugh Jones, Cross Foxes, Dolgelley, complained that the Surveyor of Turnpike Roads had raised the road in front of his house, and consequently the water ran into his house.—The Board ordered an iron grating to be put to receive the water, with a pipe connecting it with the main drain.
CARDIGAN POUCE.—Major Lewis, chief constable of the Cardigan- shire constabulary, has appointed Sergeant Roberts to the office of inspector, whtch had lately become vacant.
LAMPETER ARCHIDIACONAL VISITATION.—OnWednesday, May 1st. the Venerable Archdeacon North held his vernal visita- tion for this district. There was a service at St. Peter's Church at 11'30 a.m., after which the newly-elected churchwardens for the various parishes within the rural deanery were sworn in. THE LATE MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—At a meeting of the committee held on Thursday evening, May 2, with Mr. W. Williams, Old Bank, in the chair, it was resolved that the surplus balance in the hands of the treasurer should be given towards starting a cricket club for the town. LEGAL.—In the list of gentlemen who recently passed their final examination at the Hall of the Incorporated Law Society, we observe the name of Mr. J. H. Evans, of Myrtle Hill, who served under articles of clerkship to Mr. D. Lloyd, of this town, Messrs. Hugh Hughes and Son, of Aberystwyth, and Messrs. Jones, Blaxland and Son, of Lincoln's-inn Fields. DALIS FAIR.—This fair was held on Wednesday last and the attendance was exceedingly large. There was an ex- cellent show of horses, and the number of dealers who arrived the night before the fair was so large that some were unable to procure lodgings. TROTTING MATCH AND RACES.—A trotting match and hurdle racee took place near this town on Tuesday, May 7. The following was the result:—Open race, distance two miles—1, Mr. David Griffiths's (Ffrwd) Flying Dick," 2, Mr. Griffiths's English Boy; 3, Mr. David Davies's (Bryngwyn) Topsy. Farmers' race-No competition. Pony race, not above 13 hands high, distance one mile and a half—1, Mr. John Jones's (Rhiwonn) Juliet, 2; Mr. Thomas Griffiths's (Llechwrdd) Nancy 3, Mr. John Griffiths's (Ifosyffin) Polly. Open hurdle race—Three horses only entered, and the race did not therefore come off. A match of "20 a side was arranged to take place between Mr. David Griffiths's (Ffrwdd) Madonna and a mare belonging to Mr. Thomas Rees, of the Feathers, Aberaeron, but in consequence of some objections made by Mr. Rees the match did not come off. A match took place between Mr. T. H. R. Hughes's (Noyadd) Mike aud IVIr. Griffiths s IVIadonna. iVIr, Hughes rode his own horse, and Madonna was jidden by Mr. F. Maddison, Llandennis. This was a very interesting and well con- tested race, (and was won by Madonna by about three lengths.
BARMOUTH. PRIVATE YACHTS.—We are glad to notice the arrival of three private yachts in the estuary, and hear on good authority that a fourth may be looked for in a few weeks. The presence of these "white-winged sea birds" will add yet another attraction to this already popular watering place during the ensuing season. CONFIRMATION.—A Correspondent writes—On Monday, May 6th, a confirmation, by the Bishop of Bangor, was held at St. David's Church, Barmouth, when 45 young persons, of both sexes, received the rite at his hands. The service commenced with raorning prayer by the Rector of Llanaber. There was present a large congregation, composed chiefly of elements which but rarely find them- selves in the House of God, and came together on this occasion, presumably, with the mistaken idea that they would witness some amusing entertainment, otherwise it would be impossible to account for their most disgrace- ful behaviour, which was sufficiently unseemly during the reading of prayers, but which, on the commencement of the solemn ceremony of Confirmation, attained such a pitch as would have disgraced "the poor Indian," who has not enjoyed the civilizing advantages of education with which we Christians of this aristocratic resort have been blest. By this time the congregation was largely in- creased by the arrival of the children from the Board School, some of whom amused themselves by rushing to and fro from the door up the aisle, whilst others stood in disorderly array upon the seats, whence now and then they would be dislodged by their comrades in the rear, and come to the ground with startling crash. The pre- sence of the master and the policeman (who, it appears, was present by request of the Rector, presumably to pre- serve order) seemed to have no restraining effect, and whether anyone thought it his duty to attempt it is doubtful. If this is one of the first-fruits of a Board- school education, what may we not eventually expect ? The absence of the churchwardens on this occasion is much to be regretted.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. The adjourned annual members' meeting for the purpose of receiving the report of the Committee for the past year, fixing the time and place for holding the next show, appointing presi- dent and other officers, and general business was held at the Town Hall, Machynlleth, on Wednesday afternoon, May 8. There were present the Marquess of London- derry in the chair. Mr. A. C. Humphreys Owen, Olansevern, Captain Mytton, The Garth, Colonel Strous- berg, Mr. Richard Jones, Machynlleth, Mr. J. Mickleburgh, Montgomery, Mr. Samuel Miller, Abermule, Mr. Edward Davies. Llanidloes, Mr. Lawton S. Moore, Kerry, Mr. C. Morgan, New- town, Mr. Joseph Evans, Fronygog, Mr. Edward Davies, Dol- caradog, Mr. G. W. Griffiths, and Mr. W. Jones, Machynlleth, Mr. R. Gillart, lion. sec., Mr. Thomas Williams, Trwstllewelyn, Mr. 1). Howell Mr. J. Evans, Lion Hotel, Mr. Edward Brees, chemist Mr. W. Fortune, Mr. W. Owen, Mathafarn, Mr. R. -ohe Rev. John Morgan, Penegoes, Mr. B. Herbert, &c. The PRESIDENT said they were assembled in general meeting not only to receive the accounts of the past year, but also to make arrangements for the prosperity of the show in ISiS, and to hear his friend on the left (Mr. Gillart) as hon. secretarv, and he as president, give accounts of their stewardship for the year 1877. He thought, looking at the position of the borough of Machynlleth being at the extreme end of the countv, that the meeting would agree with him in say- ing that he considered the show of 1877 was in no way deteriorated by having been held at Machynlleth. (Ap- plause.) He believed the show gave universal satisfaction. He might say that persons who had come from his own county of Durham-his own agent particularly-had told him, that reallv for a show in the extreme end of a county, it could hardly he excelled even in the county of Durham, which was famous for shorthorns. (Hear, hear.) He believed that when the accounts were put before the meeting, and the report adopted, it would be found that the success of the Society had not been deterio- rated by having held its last year's show at Machynlleth. (Cheers.) If there were any objection to be raised in conse- quence of certain nersons h winpr Pnf.PrAfl th" ehnw trrminrla without paying the entrance fees, still it was a source of satisfaction to him to know that he had been able to place the show grounds—which in former years had cost a great deal of money—at the disposal of the Society, and they also had the advantage of that excellent institution, the (Ing- trials, which brought a large number of people to the show. (Applause.) He thought all were of opinion that they could congratulate them- selves upon the 1877 show of the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Society. (Cheers.) The meeting would have brought before it by a gentleman on his right (.Mr. Humphreys Owen) suggestions as to the alteration of the rules, alterations which he considered of an important nature. One of the suggestions was that the Society should endeavour, if they possibly could, in order to avoid any jealousy or heart burning, to adopt certain cycle whereby the shows might be held. (Hear, hear.) So far as he understood the feeling of the meeting it was that after the next show, it should be held in a regular cycle, beginning with one of the large towns and going from one end of the county to the other. That he believed was the wish of the committee and the society generally. It was his wish also, for lie was only too glad that they should have their own views and do what they considered was best for the good of the Society. There would be likewise one or two other alterations which would be brought before the meeting, and no doubt they would meet with due consideration. (Cheers.) He would then call upon the secretaries to read the general.st.itements of accounts and the balances as they ftoori at present. Mr. EDWARD DAVIKS. Liaiiidloes, then read the statement of accounts for 1876, and Mr. RICHARD GILLART that for 1877. In the course of reading Mr. Gillart remarked that Colonel Pryse, Mr. H. C. Fryer, and Mr. Humphreys, of Hanley, would take nothing for their services at the show. The statement was received with applause. Mr. Gillart added that with about.CS still due from Mr. A S. Owen, the balance in hand would be Z314 Os. 4d. Colonel STROUSBERG said that the balance was very satisfac- tory, as it was only about R,40 less than that handed over from the 1876 show. Mr. GILLART remarked that the Society had received during liis_ year of office £ 60, less expenses, from Mr. A. S. Owen, which, in a way, would come in Mr. Edward Davies's state- ment. The PRESIDENT moved that the accounts for 1876-7 as pre- lented be accepted, bearing in mind that both statements had been signed by the auditors. Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN seconded the proposal, and it was car- ried. The PRESIDENT said the next subject was the time and place of holding the show for 1878. Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN said he was not about to make a pro- posal, but lie would just read for the convenience of the meeting the order in which the shows had been hitherto held. The So- ciety had he believed held seven shows. The meeting would bear in mind that it had been recommended by the committee, and the proposal met with general acceptance, that there should be an order in which the shows of the Society should in future be held. In the past the first show was held at Welshpool, then at Newtown, Montgomery, Welshpool again, Newtown again, Llanidloes next, and then Machynlleth. If the meet- ing struck off the first show at Welshpool and the first show at Newtown, it seemed to him there would then be a convenient order or cycle to he adopted-Montgomery, Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, and Machynlleth. (Hear, hear.) Colonel STliocsnF.ru; did not see why, if Machynlleth and Llanidloes undertook to bear the burden. preference should be given to Newtown and Welshpool, in having two shows to one. The PRESIDENT said he mentioned rather more in joke than in earnest when a. gentleman made a remark about Newtown and 'Welshpool having two meetings, to Machynlleth and Llanidloes one, but' he agreed, in seriousness, with what he took to be the general feeling that the cycle should be adopted after the next meeting. He thought Mr. Humphreys Owen had expressed the general feeling of the meeting, that after the next meeting the cycle should be begun.fOf course, living at Machyn- i. be saould be glad to see the show held in that town, but 'til' he agreeil with the suggestion which had been thrown out. Mr. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Trwstllewellvn, remarked that the floating balance in favour of the Society had been mainly ob- tained aLWelshpool and Newtown, and had not been materially increased by other places. captain MYTTON having called the meeting's attention to the subject really before it, the time and place of meeting of the show of 1878. Mr. LAWTON MOORE moved, and Mr. S. MILLER seconded, that the place should be Montgomery, and that the time should be Friday, 20th September. The motion was agreed to unanimouslv. ''The PRESIDENT then read a letter from the Secretary of the Radnorshire Agricultural Society, wishing to know the date fixed upon by the Montgomeryshire Society, in order to avoid the error of last year. in holding both shows upon the same day The Noble Lord afterwards said the next subject upon thd agenda paper was that concerning the appointment of president for the ensuing year. Air. T. Trwst 'Llewelyn, proposed the name of Captain Mytton. (Loudcheers.) That gentleman, Mr. Williams added, was a thorough agriculturist, and well acquainted with everything connected with the Societv. There was, in fact, no one in the county r.:ore eligible for the post than Capt. Mytton. (Applause.) Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN said he had great pleasure in second- ing the motion, as he did not think there could be a better man elected to the office of president. The PRESIDENT remarked that in pntting the resolution to the meeting he could only re-echo what had already been s'dd. He was sure thatthe welfare of the Montgomeryshire Agricul- tural Society was quite safe in the hands of his gallant friend, Cant. Mytton. (Applause.) The proposition having been cordially approved of, Capt. MYTTON replied that the honour done him was quite unexpected. He had thought that if his services were required they would have been reserved for Welshpool. He should be, however, glad to act for Montgomery, which was the centre of the county. (Cheers.) The PRESIDENT having announced that all subscribers of e5 and upwards were vice-presidents, he said the next subject was the appointment of a paid secretary, and also of an honorary secretary. ,r Mr. S. MILLER proposed, Mr. T. WRLUAMS, Trwst Llewelvn, seconded, and it was unanimously agreed, to appoint Mr. W. Mickleburgh, local hon. secretary for the ensuing year. Respecting the appointment of a paid secretary, the PRESY, DENT said he had received two applications for the office, and one named a salary of £ 50. Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN said the first thing the meeting should do would be to settle what salary they could afford to do, and also what amount would secure a really competent man. He did not think the Society could well afford to give £ 50. He thought it would be advisable to advertise for a secretary, and thereby get a larger area of choice. Mr. GEOROE FARMER remarked that if Mr. Humphreys Owen would put his suggestion in the form of a proposition, he (Mr. Farmer) would gladly second it. Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN accordingly proposed that the meet- ing should, first of all, proceed to tix the salary and the duties of the secretary, and then to issue an advertisement. Mr. FARMER seconded the motion. The PRESIDENT said he should like to make one remark. He thought it essential and necessary, after the experience the Society had gained that the secretary to be appointed should be a person who would be unlikely to put the Society in a difficult position. One of the applicants named £ 50 as the salary he desired, but Mr. Fortune specified no salary, and the question wr.s whether they would give that gentleman a chance or issue an advertisement. If the meeting thought the latter course the better he should have no objection to the proposal. The motion was eventually put to the meeting, and agreed to. Mr. JoijN MiCKLEBURffH did not see why more than the usual salary should be paid for a secretary, and moved that the amount should be fixed at £ 30. The suggestion having been adopted, The PRESIDENT suggested that at the conclusion of that day's business, the meeting should be adjourned to a certain day for the purpose of receiving and deciding upon the applications. Mr. MILLER thought the secretary should be a working man —(hear hear)—and that the responsible secretary of the Society should be the hon. secretary. If they had a secretary who would be master, the show would suffer in one end or other ef the county, for the secretary would strive to mostly benefit the town in which he was interested. Colonel STROUSBERG said Mr. Miller's observations meant that the hon secretary should be responsible for the undo secretary. If the Society had confidence in the hon. secretary let hna appoint his own man. By s.i doing it would take a great burden Off the shoulders of the Society, f lf he were secretary he would do his best by an lion'secretary W°"M UOt be thrown from PiU« to post officiaT'11 speakers aIso thought thesecretary should bea trained Mr. GILLART said the secretary should be a trustworthy sub- stantial person, diligent ln obtaining subscriptions and in arrears. He, however, would not advocate that the secretary should be paid more than £ 30 Mr. C. MORGAN suggested that the secretary should be paid a certain percentage upon the subscriptions he obtained, after the 0 manner m which the secretary of the Montgomeryshire Info- many was remunerated. ° After a little conversation, however, it was agreed to advertise for applications at £ 30 per annum. w On the motion of Captain MYTTON, seconded bv Mr RRRN-I™ [.TONES Messrs. Beck and Co., bankers, Welshpool? were™ pointed treasurers; and on the proposition of Mr. MILLER, Mr. wJL rlS and > ,T and South Wales Bank, Welshpool, were re-appointed auditors. » The meetings of the committee were agreed to be left nnon TePRKSiDEM said the next thing on th^ agenda papePr was that the show business of the year be closed in the month of January, that the members' tickets to the show grounds should not be issued until the subscriptions were paid and tint nrira cards should be supplied. ana that p^ize Mr. MILLER thought the prize cards should be supplied m winners had no other record of their success, it took ,p, P'easure if they did not get the prize cards. his. 16(Laughter)T humorousl-v r"ked that last year he got cards™8 deCIde(^ to a,loPt the suggestions and to supply prize Captain MYTTON then proposed that the accounts of the "hould T'lnM; the proposal was ance with the recommendation orthTcommU ™ ment of a sub-committe to prepare revisions, alterations and" additions to the rides of the Society. In doing so he would in- dicate the chief points where he thought the rules required amendment, and when he said he, he felt that he was speaS the sentiments of the majority „f the members present, at that fi-rf (l,lestlon.llud ^rence to holding the meet- ings of the Society in regular rotation That was consul" to a certain extent when the subject of fixing upon the place not la Sh?r Wa* deClde'' 'Tn ancl ^though they could fivinT ,than upon the place that day, still by nxmg it at Montgomery,they had taken the first- in direction. The next subject had relation to the .the Society's district: and he thought that certafn places which he mentioned which practically belonged to Mont- "houId be included in the area vf the societf (Hear, hear.) The next point had been riiaerl bv Captain Mytton, and that was that the accounts tha engaged what I u™, ?n -whlch the secretary wis f t notice he should give and receive md thnnchf tLSecUniy' should be considered. For himself he of notice shoulTbeXS-T!d Pr,°"d.e Security-an(1 that the term* should be held in tho ™ Provulecl that the meeting found inconvenient tohoid it in thaTnumVbU^ntl,}!ld alw;$3 sui"-fl-pstpd that a si.i, t'WtnKmth, and he consequently meifd a more convenient^?11 6 S,h°,111,1 be inf*t-ucted to recorn- t^Tw\X? r= ,av' imd :'ls.° t0 ''cc"'e upon the ques- instead of vearlv iiTeeHncra (il'iU advi*U'l0 to have half-yearly instead ot > early meetings. Other matters would doubtless turn up when the Committee came to consider the rules He would conclude by moving the appointment of a sub-committee to pre- pare alterations of the rules and to fnrm rules, such committee to report to the next nnnni™ r that they be empowered to W'the''nects a^ twlZ- onTdavs notice before the holding of that meeti™?Hollso nrono^d Prfsitdhent«0mM ttetrn0Uld m t,he Resident and Vice- Presidents, Mr. Miller, Mr. -Mickleburgh Mr Williams Trwstllewelyn. Mr. Edward Davies, Mr. Evan Powell Mr c' Morgan, Mr. G. Farmer, Mr. K. Gillart, Mr. Humphreys Owen*, and Mr. Richard Morgan. P eys uwen' Mr. MICKLEBURGH seconded the motion, and it was agreed to. Newtown011'1"' WaS then form:llly ai'journed to the 21st May at- Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN said there was one thing the meeting should not neglect before it separated, and that was to make a proposal which would need but few words on his part to ^vpn'tnThl' n wn,thafc the th:lnk3of the Society should be given to the noble Chairman for the great interest he had taken in it, and the great assistance lie had given it during the past (Applause.) He (Mr Humphreys Owen) had attended many shows of the Society, but he did not think he remembered a more successful one than that held at Machynlleth last year. (Loud applause/) That it was so successful was in a great measure indeed due to Lord Londonderry and his family He need not remind the meeting that an especial feature of the show was the Sheep Dog Trials. He did not think it could be possible to have prettier grounds or a prettier sight than those T onf TT^nrv vr -r'" the spectators were m.iinlv indebted to a,D? ler?Pest. (Applause.) The dinner, too, was highly successful, and that also was due to the presence of Lord Fdwir?ll /PI,0 TMarFh,ones* Londonderry, and Lady Edwards. (Cheers.) In short, he believed that evervthing that could be done by forethought and kindliness of feeling was done to make everybody comfortable and contented with the Society and with themselves. (Applause.) He had therefore great pleasure in proposing that the cordial thanks of the meeting be and are hereby tendered to the Marquess of Londonderry fof his exertions in promoting the interests of the Societv and especially for his liberality in his own park, the admirable sites on which the Machynlleth Show and Sheep Do"^ Trials of last year were held." (Applause.) ° Capt. MYTTON seconded the motion, and in doins so said al- though the residents in the upper part of Montgomli vshlre had LtKfythe0,cen»rVMACHynlle,th tho>' weU paid by the marquess. (Loud cheers ) th<> hosPitaIity of the noble fo?theTrRHn^v7trl^Mie T\ver>: m,lch obliged to the meeting had bpf»n ihlo thanks to him for the humble services that hi had hfl^n PM • ,H,e had the satisfaction of knowing able coadiutnr« ass,.sted 'y the hon. secretarv, and by h* that it gave him an?h^r'f M could assure the meeW and the^assembly in the^Plas ^I^S more assure them that what he and his familv had°done t^pro- mote the enjoyment of those who had visited Machvnlleth witness the show had been done with a great deal of pleasure- (Applause.) He r-ordially acknowledged their vote of thanks and again assured them that he should be always ready to p1* mote the welfare of the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Society* (Applause.) £ On the motion of Mr. M;CKI.KBURGH, seconded by Mr. FORTUNE, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Gillart; and on the motion of Mr. MILLER, seconded by Col. STROUSBERG, » similar compliment was paid to Mr. Edward Davies. Both Ir; separated DaVleS ackn0W,edged the votes, and 'the meeting -=
BIRTHS. MARRIAGES. & DEATHS. I No announce.mtnU of marriages are inserted without sufi <x\ithci\tico,tioTt,t foT wo,7it of whichy tomiounceTiieTits sent to are sometimes omitted. A charge of Is. is made for the vf™* JVo Cards." <t-c., in marriages, and any addition to the siW'P record oj deatht. MARRIAGES. JAMES-DAvif.S—May 8th, at the Aberystwvth Register OBi in the presence of Mr. D. H. Evans, Registra Thornas James, farm servant, Garthfach, Rhostie, to Jan« Davies. Llanilar. ° LLOYD—DAVIES—May 3rd, at the English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, by the Rev. William Evans, David Hugh Lloyd grocer, Tynyfron, Llanychaiam, to Mary Ann Davies, Marine-terraee. Aberystwyth. JONES—JONES.—May 3rd, at the Tegid Chapel, Bala. licence, Mr. Robert Jones, Nantyllvn, Bala, to Miss Elizabeth licence, Air. Robert Jones, Nantyllvn, Bala, to Miss Elizabeth Jones, Glan Celyn, Capel Celvn, Bala. JAMES—JONES—May 3rd, at Be'rth Chapel, by the Rev. John Jones, Tregaron, in the presence of Mr. Peter Willialllsl Registrar, Mr. Daniel James, North End, Tregaron to Anne Jones, Pontarganddwr. DEATHS. f Clv^hnw-7 8th, aged 6, at the Welsh Harp Hotel, Aber- ystwyth, Winifred Mary, daughter of F. W. Culliford. EVANS—Apri! 27th aged 4, Annie, child of Mrs. Anno Evan* Princess-street, Llangollen. nfG\rES_TJrajTrrd; agecI 2' Leonard Lloyd Hughes, only s°n ot Mr. J. L. Hughes, of the National Provincial Bank, peter. Htohes—April 24th. aged 86, at Park-street, Newtown, MrS- Hughes, relict of Thos. Hughes, of Abernant Berriew. Ii t JONfls-April 26th, aged 91. at Boughton, Chester, Martha, relico of Mr. John Jones, Caerwys. JONKS—April 29th, aged 55, Mrs. Jones, Swan Inn Mostyn t JONES—April 23rd, Mr. Edward 3 onesr spinner, Crescent-street Newtown. LEWIS-April 24th, aged 32 Ellen, wife of John Lewis, HeO' dafarn-v-evmdy, and daughter of Win Jones, Powis-terrac«> Llanrliaiadr. 1JJ RANDLES-April 25th, aged 54, at 17, Lambpitrstreet, Wre-chsa" Thos. Randies. r of Roberts, Pentre (late Of RTrVLT^rRVwl1nn^th', ,as?'1 "n' Thomas Morris, eldest son of Mr. Thos. Ro^ylinds^ blacksmith, Llansaintffraid..„ tw Willfamt << J\Eunice' >'ounsest daughter of the lftW HTiT rors ^nrfi'^fu"1,11' Llanef>'dd, Denbighshire. Elizabeth WiI,iams'Trev Wl7amf 25th' 67' EIi™heth, wife of John V* Church-street, Llangollen. J, ir M,5^APri! 29th. aged 37, at his residence, the Hall Ll^' fylhn, Eyton Owen Williams. WILLIAMS—April 30th, at Regis-place, Wrexham Edwar Llewelyn, only child of J. Llewelvn Williams, :\I.B. ) iU.UMs ;\ray 1st, aged 77, at Glanrafon, Esclusham BOIO Jane Williams. nJ ILLCOCK April 14th, aged 39, at 17, Brook-street, Wrexhtlo Win. Willcock, butcher. -———
A BRECON-SHIRE WILL CASE.—The Rev. Walter hams, formerly of Brecon, by his will directed an annu^ sum to be paid for the maintenance and education of ea<# of his children, and he_directed his trustees to invest th« residue of his estate m land for the use of his el<JeST son for life, with remainder to his issue male entail remainders, over; bat his eldest son or whoever shou succeed him should not become entitled to the possessioX of the property till he should attain 25 years of age, alld j he declared that the owner of the pronerfv nnlp'ss be should be in the army or navy or be compelled health to De absent, should reside for six months in evetf • year in Breconshire, or forfeit the property to the next jJJ entail. A question was raised upon petition, before Vice" Chancellor Hall on Saturday, May 4th, whether eldest son could be allowed to reside out of the county Brecon for the purpose of education, there being suitable school in the county, and certain inquiries wf* asked for the purpose of ascertaining the state of testator's family. Mr. A. C. Eddis appeared in suppo f of the: pet^ion and Mr. Saunders for the trustees Chancellor sanctioned the resident I of the eldest son out of the county for the purpose,0* I hi3, education, and made the necessary order for ] L1 quiries mvn cn? state of the family. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS.—The list of entries M the Oxford local examinations, which commence on the l3, Monday in May. has appeared. Gloucester and Soii^' wark disappear from the centres Bangor Eastbounj^ lUmham and Stamford are new centres. TIL F-nf-n? e-itr'.v are -3,000, 693 of whom are girls. The increase of ca»fl' ctates on the previous year is 400. Centres Oxf°r London, Aberystwith, Bangor, Bath, Birmingham BoU*"1' -Boston, Brighton, Cheltenham, Eastbourne VAmh^ Hastings, Launceston, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln Iiv'er" pool, Manchester, Nottingham, Ramsgate, Roches*?,? Salisbury Southampton, Stamford, Streatham Swansea, Sydenham, launton, Truro, Waterford dermere, and Wrexham. Printed by EOWARD WOOD ALL, and Publisher! for the Propri^m at the dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, the county of Merioneth; of JOHN GIBSON" 3, Queen's-i^fp Aberystwyth, mthe county of Cardigan and of DAVID LH° Fortmacloc, in the county of Carnarvon. Friday, May 10, 1S78. [ I