A VALUABLE ISECBET, In one of the South Wales daily papers the following advertisement appears, and, doubtless, is paid for:- UNMARRIED Persons should send for a secret which enables them to command the respect, admiration, and undying love and affection of anyone thy wish; 1:5 was originally paid for it. I will forward it carefully sealed for six stamps.—Apply, &c. Only six stamps. But why is the offer made only to the unmarried. There are married persons to whom the secret would be worth more than its original price of S5; Undying love and affection must be in a low way when the secret of its possession goes a begging for six stamps. Perhaps undying 10.-e and affection, like Manchester goods, are too plentiful in the market just now, and yet but why speculate. One thing is clear. The crop of fools has not failed, nor are knaves likely t ) become extinct. Just look at the boon. For the small sum of sixpence the undying love and affection of a rich man or a beautiful woman can be secured. How is the matter arranged when half-a-dozen fix upon the same person. I will look over the list of my acquaintances and invest in thirty or forty six penny- worths of undying love and affection. Who would have an enemy in the world when the secret of winning his un- dying love and affection can be obtained, carefully sealed, br sixpence. If anyone feels drawn irresistibly towards my bit of a place on the coast in future it may be set down as the result of sixpence spent in this precious secret.
A SAD END. Melancholy Man (to booking clerk at Glandovey Junc- tion) Ticket for Aberystwyth. Booking Clerk (to Porter) There he is again. This is twenty or thirty nights he has booked by that train. Who is he, and where does he come from. He does not come in from the coast. Porter: I often see him on the platform before the coast train comes in, but I don't know how he gets there. He looks much thinner and more wretched than when we saw him at first. Booking Clerk Has he any luggage ? Porter Not an ounce. (Sound of a whistle in the dis- tance. Porter runs out.) The other side for Borth and Aberystwyth. Take your seats, those who are going on. Borth and Aberystwyth. Glandovey Junction railway station is situated in as dismal a place as can well be imagined. At one side there is a peat bog dark and soft. At the other the river Dovey and low lying laud frequently covered by floods and hitrh tides. In the distance are high hills whose sides have been worn into great ravines by the torrents of ages. The wind charged with rain or snow or sharpened by frost comes across the marsh and cuts like a knife. The telegraph wires moan and hiss and the carriage windows rattle like great teeth. The railway engine is hot, and the fire glows in the darkness when the stoker opens the door to throw in more coal. At the end of a long line of timber waggons and cattle trucks thre is a solitary carriage in which a light apparently swimming in oil struggles for existence. The Eassen^ers walk down the narrow platform until they ave passed all the trucks and reached the carriage, and then after a train loaded with cattle has rushed passed, the signal is given, aud the limited mail drags itself out of the station. In one corner of the carriage, the mysterious passenger iB sitting. The uncertain light casts shadows over his gloomy face and gives him a wierder look even than he had on the platform at the junction. After a great deal of creaking and bumping and jerking and puffing, the train stopped at Glandovey, half a mile from the junction. Some of the passengers cursed, and some blew their fingers, others walked about like caged animals, but the melan- choly man's attention seemed to be fixed upon something far ahead of the railway engine. Now and then he shivered as if with cold, and when the train started for Ynyslas the sudden jerk nearly threw him off his seat, but he never spoke. Slowly the train crept along the coast. The river widened rapidly. At the other side on the Merioneth- shire shore the lights of Aberdovey twinkled. On and on slowly and laboriously until at last Ynyslas was reached. There is a river at Ynyslas spanned by a wooden bridge. The tide runs under this bridge, and the waters look black and cold when they catch the lights from the lamps on the train. Backwards and forwards the long array of trucks and waggons was pulled and pushed. The hand lamps swung to and fro. Men shouted and whistled. At last the shunting was finished and the train drew up to the plat- form for the last time and then started. 1st Passenger—Who is that man in the corner there. 2nd Passenger (looking round)—He has gone. 1st Passenger—And the carriage door is open. 2nd Passenger—Here is a letter. (Picks it up and turns it over and tries to read the address but can't.) 2nd Passenger—Where did he go to. Porter (outside)-Borth, Borth. Take your seats for Aberystwyth. 1st Passenger-Here, stationmaster, one of the passen- gers has found a letter. Stationmaster (reading)—" To the finder." (To the passenger)-This is for you. 2nd Passenger (astonished)—For me. (Takes the letter and the train moves on.) At Llanfihangel station one of the passengers begged a candle. Then they got into a corner and one of their number read the following letter I belong to an order of men who are subject to one in authority. Some time ago I committed a grave offence against the brotherhood, and my punishment is, that I shall travel by this train (called in satire the Limited Mail) from Glandovey Junction to Aberystwyth every night throughout the winter. It was not for me to object. At first I laughed, and thought the sentence light, but, alas, after a month's experience I have come to the conclusion that deep malignity must have devised the penalty. To go through November, December, January, February, and Alarch is more than human nature could bear, unsustained by some great purpose. Think of the terrible journey night after night! No, death is prefera- ble. Several times I have looked into the murky depths of the river, where I shall find release from a torture no other existence can rival. The general public who have only heard of this train can form no conception as to the adequacy or otherwise of my motive for abandoning lifjo. The torture of travelling that short distance all through the winter months seemed an easy penance for so great an offence; but, oh, how little I know of the cumulative horror that must have been understood by my judges. I am resolved seventy years of happy life would be too dearly purchased by three months' experience of the kind it has been my unfortunate lot to live through for the past four wretched weeks. If my body is found the jury can bring in a verdict of temporary insanity, for I think my mind gave way on the ninth journey.—Adieu— Gorthordd.' Porter—Now, gentlemen, are you going to stop in the train all night ? Passengers—Are we at Aberystwyth ? Porter-You have been at Aberystwyth half-an-hour, and are shunted into a siding. 1st Passenger-Poor man. 2nd Passenger—Isn't it awful? Poor man. I think, after all, he made a wise choice. All the other Passengers-Of course he did. Who the melancholy man was, or what offence he had committed, or whether his body was ever found, or, in- deed, any further particulars about him, must be sought by the Railway Company. All I can say is, that I think with the passengers, he made a wise choice.
LITERATURE FOR WOMEN. A new Calvinistic Methodist magazine for the "benefit of females is about to be published. The name of this new venture is The Britoness." I have been thinking about the sort of literature likely to obtain the sanction of a sect that will specially benefit females, and the result has been anything but satisfactory. There are ladies' journals, and Englishwomen's magazines, &c., but they deal largely in love. Amanda Jane nearly always marries Orlando Charles, who has an uncle who dies just at the right time, and leaves him a fortune. W imen will be delighted to hear that a magazine is to be brought out for their special benefit. The Corph has an eye to business, and makes a good round sum annually by setting up shop on Sunday. It is not wrong to sell books on a Sunday, nor is it wrong to make profit on a Sunday, but it must be done in Sunday School! Bah What Pharisees we are, and how we delude ourselves.
LAMPETER. CHARGE OF ARSON. On Wednesday, the 30th October, Morgan Williams, of Fort Farm, Llanfuirclydogau^ farmer, appeared before William Joiies Esq. (Llwyngroes) and T. H. R. Hughes, Esq., charged with having on the 16th October felo- niously set fire to certain stacks of corn, a rick of hay, and a stack of straw, the property of David Jones, of Goytreissa, in the parish of Bettws. Mr. Griffith Jones prosecuted, and Mr. D. Long Price, of the firm of Price and Lloyd, defended the accused. Thomas Evans, of Llanybyther, said—On the night of the 15th October I lodged at Bettws. Between one and two the next morning I was roused by the servant of the Rev. R. Jenkins. I got up a.nd saw a fire at Goytreissa, I ran towards the place and found the corn stacks on fire. I woke them up at Goytreissa, and then returned to the hayguard. I assisted in extinguishing the fire. I believe I could smell oil when the ricks were on fire. Many persons came to assist to extinguish the fire, but I did not see accused there. William Rowlands, Rhydfawr, Llanddewibrefi, said he assisted to extinguish the fire, and believed he smelt oil. Jane Jones, of Goytreissa, daughter of the prosecutor, Faid-I assisted one David Davies in cleaning the hay- guard on the 21st Oct. We found there a small quantity of tow, which is now produced. When we found it, it smelt of oil.—Cross-examined by Mr. Price I never saw flaxen tow similar to that produced before. I did not know what it was until my father told me. David Davies, of Ffosglai, Llanfairclydoga.u, a tenant of prosecutor, corroborated the last witness. Mary Jones, of Goytreissa, another daughter of the prosecutor, said—I received the tow from my sister. It contained oil at the time. I washed it as it had some dirt on. I afterwards took it to the house and gave it to my brother John Jones. John Jones, a son of prosecutor, corroborated the last witness, and further stated—I saw Moses Williams, one of the accused's sons, pass our house between eight and nine on the morning of the 10th Oct.—Cross-examined by Mr. Price I believe it was the morning of the 16th I saw Moses Williams pass. I did not see him the morning after the fire. David Jones, the prosecutor, said—I received the flaxen tow produced from last witness oil the 22nd Oct. I knew what it was. My mother used to grow it, and I never knew any one else growing it. My mother lived with the accused up to the time of her death. Accused had every- thing after her. I gave the tow to P.C. Phillips. I did not see the accused on the morning of the fire. I have had no dispute with the accused, but his son summoned me before the magistrates some time ago. — Cross- exaumied My mother was old when she died. It is nearly fifty years since I saw flaxen tow growing on my mother's land. My sister is the wife of accused. I had no quarrel with my tenant David Davies. Jonathan Jones, Fort Farm, said—There are three cottages at Fort Farm. One is occupied by me, another by Stephen Jones, and the third by accused. Whon I heard of the fire I shouted. The accused might have heard me. Stephen Jones and myself went to Goytreissa. We did not see accused or any member of hi family there. P.C. David Phillips, Lampeter, said—On the 16th Oct. I went to the house of the accused. He seemed rather frightened when I went into the house. I asked if he had seen any tramps about on the previous evening. He said that he had not; that he was from home, digging potatoes. I told him that a tire had occurred at Goytre-issa. He replied, I know nothing about it," and said he was sur- prised they did not ring the church bell. P.S. Thomas Lyous, Lampeter, ,ail-On the 23rd Oct. I went to Fort Farm to execute a search warrant. I found there several pieces of flaxen tow, which I now produce. I found sonie in a drawer, some on the loft, and some in the stable. I also found in accused's house the jar of oil now produced. I have made enquiries in the neighbourhood of Goytreissa, and found that tow similar to that produced had not been grown there for 40 years.— Cross-examined I know nothing about the growth of tow in this country except from what I have heard. After I had found the first two bunches of tow, a son of the accused said he had more in the stable, and that his grandmother kept it. The oil produced is the kind of oil generally used in the neighbourhood. I found that the accused had lamps in which oil is used. I went to Goytre- issa on the 17th Oct., and carefully examined the hay- guard. There was a great quantity of rubbish there. I searched for footmarks. I did not search for anything like tow, but I searched for matches. Walter Davies, shopkeeper, Llangybi, said—I sold a gallon of petroleum oil to one of the accused's sons about two months ago.—Cross-examined The oil is that com- monly used in the neighbourhood. John Davies, Llwynfrwd, said—I met the accused on the 16th Oct. He told me of the fire, and said that he had spoken to David, and had asked him if some tramps had been about there. I understood him to mean the prosecutor. David Davies, of Llwynfrwd, corroborated the last witness. This was the case for the prosecution. Mr. Price did not call any witnesses. Mr. Jones and Mr. Price having respectively addressed the Bench at great length, their Worships retired with their clerk for consultation. They returned in a few minutes, and Mr. Jones (the chairman) said that, having carefully considered the matter, they were of opinion that there was no evidence to connect the accused with the offence with which he was charged. He was therefore discharged.
CARDIGAN. BURIAL BOARD.—The ordinary meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Council Chamber, present, Messrs. Thomas Davies, chairman, Thomas Ed- wards, Levi James, Stephen Davies, O. P. Davies, John Lewis, and James Williams. The Chairman reported that Mr. Meyler, land surveyor, had consented to measure the land levelled, at the fee of one guinea. It was re- solved that the Clerk do communicate with the contractors for the cemetery walls to the effect that the Board would require the work to be completed by the specified time, according to the terms of their agreement. RURAn SANITARY AUTHORITY.—The monthly meeting was held in the Shire Hall on Saturday, the 2nd Nov., pre eat: Mr. J. T. W. James, chairman, Messrs. Lewis Davies and John Evans. The inspector of nuisances was instructed to advertise for tenders for bringing water to High-street and Penywhelp, St. Dogmell's, and was also empowered to purchase three-inch glazeipes of the Car- digan Mercantile Company. The inspector's monthly re- port was to the effect, that with the exception of a case of typhoid fever at Blaenporth, the district had been free from epidemic disease, and its sanitary condition very satisfactory. In the case of typhoid, the patient, a young man about nineteen years of age, had died, but it was more the result of other complaints than the fever, he having never been healthy; the premises where he died had been thoroughly disinfected. At the last meeting it was stated by Mr. Davies, the medical officer of health for No. 1 District, that he had been informed by the woman, in whose house diphtheria had broken out at Fronfelen, that the houses at Llangranog, from which the disease had been imported, had never been disinfected, and the clerk of the Authority was instructed to write to the Newcastle-Emlyn Board, requesting them to see to the houses at Llangranog being properly disinfected. A letter was now read from the Clerk of the Newcastle- Emlyn Rural Sanitary Authority, denying the accusation, and stating that the most effective means had been adopted. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30.—Present: Mr. J. T. W. James, chairman, Messrs Thomas H. Brenchley, R. D. Jenkins, the Revs. D. George and J. M. Davies, Messrs. John Lewis, D. Jones, Lewis Davies, T. Llewellyn, Captain Minister, Messrs. Thos. Harries, D. Richards, Thos. Jenkins, Owen Thomas and O. Philipps. The Tramp Ward.—Inspector Roberts applied for half a dozen strong rugs for the use of the tramp ward at Cardigan, the pre- sent stock being nearly worn out.—On the motion of Mr. R. D. Jenkins, Messrs. John Lewis and Thos. Harries were appointed a committee to meet the inspector, and. obtain what was re- quired. Contracts.—The contract of Messrs. Davies Brothers, Bonded Stores, for wines and spirits was accepted, with the exception of rum, the quotation for which the Guardians considered too high. The tender of Mr. David Morris, draper, for blankets and white and other flannel was accepted. Appointment of Attendance Officer.—The Chairman read a letter from the Local Government Board, stating that they con- sidered it unadvisable that relieving officers should be employed otherwise than by the Guardians, and refused to sanction the appointment of Mr. Baynes as attendance officer under the Llangoedmore School Board. Relieving officers could, how- ever, take office under the School Attendance Committee or Rural Sanitary Authority, those bodies being formed of Guardians although separate from the Board.—Notice of motion was given by Mr. R. D. Jeakina that at the next meeting he would ask the consent of the Board to the appointment of an attendance officer. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2.— Before the Mayor (Mr. James Williams). Vagrancy.-David and Mary Jones, man and wife, tramps, charged with begging at Pendre, were discharged with a caution, and ordered to leave the town at once. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4.—Before the Mayor and John Thomas Esq. Workhouse Case.—Mr. W. Jones, the master of the Cardigan Union Workhouse, charged Mary Davies andiElizabeth Williams, two inmate> with misbehaving themselves in the workhouse on November 1, after having been previously cautioned.—Both defendants were discharged with a severe caution from the Bench. LÙ?encinu;-A wine, er, and spirit licence was granted ,to Daniel Davies for stores in the Mwldan, formerly occupied by the late John H. Williams, to be sold off the premises only and subject to the confirmation of the county magistrates.
LLANILAR. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1.—Before Yaughan Davies, Morris Davies, and H. S. Richardes, Esqs. Maintenance of Relatives.—Mr. T. G. Thomas, relieving officer, appeared against William Hughes, Mountain Ash, for refusing to pay t;2 8s. 9d.—The officer proved service of summons, and said that the defendant was a very poor man, living in a small hut.—It was agreed that an order should be made^that the relieving officer should take the case before the Board of Guardians.—A similar charge was brought before Thomas Hughes and Henry Hughes, brothers of the first defendant.—The same decision was given in both these cases. A Friendly Society Case.—Morgan Evans, Cnwch Coch, secretary of the Mount Pleasant Friendly Society, was charged by John Hopkins, Pontyronen, Llanafan, with refusing to pay B15 due to complainant according to the rules.—Complainant said he joined the club in 1872, which it seemed had been wound up. In Feb., 1877, he gave notice of his sickness, but they refused to give him any- thing. He had paid Is. a month regularly since 1872 up to the present time. He was clear on the books now. The old club was dissolved, and all the old members who desired to join were re-admitted.—Mr. F. R. Roberts said that according to the rules no re-admitted member was to receive relief who was suffering from an old disease, nor could any member receive relief until he had been a member for twelve months.—The case was adjourned. Refusing to Pay Poor Lw Contributions.—Richard Jenkins, Tanllan, and David James, overseers, was I charged with not paying JE50 poor-rate contributions.— Distress ordered. Trespassing in the Daytime.—Richard Jenkins, Tanllan, Llanfihangel, farmer, was charged with trespassing in search of game on land belonging to Mr. George Powell, on the 12th of October.—Mr. Hugh Hughes, junior, ap- peared for complainant, and called Ebenezer Evans, who said on the 12th October he saw defendant trespassing on land belonging to Mr. George Powell. Defendant had a greyhound with him on Ffoslas field, and was beating for a hare. Went out and saw the defendant's dog kill a hare. That was the second he killed. Defendant said he had had leave every year before, but this year he had not re- ceived leave. Had never been Rtopped from hunting for six years.—Mr. Hughes said that Mr. George Powell was not anxious to press the charge unduly against the de- fendant, but asked that a nominal fine might be inflicted to put a stop to trespassers.—Mr. Jones, agent of the estate, said that no leave had been given to defendant.— Case dismissed.—Thomas Williams, Pantgwyn, Gwnnws, miner, and Edward Williams, Tynewydd, Gwnnws, miner, were charged with trespassing in the day time on land be- longing to the Right Hon. the Earl of Lisburne, at Yspytty Ystwyth, on the 28th of October.—Thomas Hop- kins, Nantbryn, gamekeeper, gave evidence, and said that he saw the defendants with two greyhounds. They were beating for game.—Captain Bennetts said he had been clerk at the Lisburne mines for thirty-one years. Had been in the habit of attending courts leet, and had been on the jury. Was acquainted with the boundary of the manor. The part where the defendants were was part of the manor of Yspytty. The contention of the defen- dants was that they had leave to go over the farm of Dderw, but this leave would only extend to the enclosed land.—Fined 10s. each, and costs. Deserting Service.—Elizabeth Evans, Llanfihangel, was charged by John Evans, Penlan, with deserting service on the 2nd of February.—Agreement cancelled by wages due to be forfeited. Causing a Nuisance.—David Jones, inspector of nui- sances, charged William Davies, Pentrebont, with keep- ing swine so as to be a nuisance. It was stated that the pig had been removed.—Ordered not to commit the nuisance. Assault.—Joseph B. Rowse, school house, Cwmystwyth, was charged by W. Lloyd, Hafod Lodge, Cwmystwyth, with assaulting him on the 16th October.—Complainant said he was going down to the church when defendant struck him. It was stated that there was a thanksgiving service at the church. Defendant's daughters were there, and complainant ran up against him. Some one attempted to embrace defendant's daughter.—Mr. Griffith .Tones ap- peared for defendant, and said the assault was so trifling that he trusted the charge would be dismissed.—Case dismissed. Committing a Nuisance.—John Evans, Eithynllwydon, Llanafan, was charged by Inspector Humphreys, with committing a nuisance on the platform of the Llanrhystyd Road Station.—Defendant had gone to London.—The case was adjourned. Straying Pigs.—Thomas Evans, Wenallt Mill, Llan- afan, was charged with allowing pigs to stray; was fined 4s., and costs. Drunkenness.—Jokn IMorgan, Tymawr, Llanrhystyd, was charged by P.C. Evan Davies with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart on the turnpike road on the 16th September. The defendant did not appear at the October Court.—The officer said the defendant was driving recklessly, and passed other vehicles on the road. —P.C. David Thomas Said he saw the defendant drunk near the South gate.—Defendant contended he was not drunk, but the Bench considered the case proved, and he was fined 10s., and costs 21s.—Thomas Williams and Henry Jones, Pontrhydfendigaed, were charged with being drunk on the 4th of last May.—P.C. Jas. Pierce proved the case.—Thos. Williams fined 10s., and 18s. 6d. costs, and Henry Jones 7s. 6d., and 18s. 6d. costs.—John Davies, Pengelley, Llangwryfon, was charged with being drunk on the 7th October.—Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension.—Evan Jones, contractor, Yspytty Ystwyth. was charged with being drnnkon the 2nd of October. The case was proved by P.C. Thomas Jones. The defendant did not appear, but was represented by one of his workmen, who pleaded that his master although drunk was quiet.—Fined 58., and costs.—John Morgan, Blaenmarchnad, was charged with being drunk at Nantyberws on Oct. 2nd, and fined 7s. 6d., and costs.—Richard Edwards, Bog, was fined 5s., and costs, for drunkenness.
PENNAL. VAGRANCY.—On the 4th November, two tramps named Thomas Brette and William Bradley, were charged before C. F. Thruston, Esq., with begging at Corris on the 3rd November. The prisoners, who appeared to be dry land sailors," were sent to Ruthin prison for one calendar month, with hard labour.
TRAWSFYNYDD. APPOINTMENT OF ATTENDANCE OFFICER.—The School Attendance Committee of the Festiniog Union have ap- pointed Mr. R. Jones, the relieving officer, to be the attendance officer in this parish. THE DEBATING TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—The first meet- ing of this new Society was held on Saturday evening, Nov. 2. A good number assembled, and the subject for discussion was How best to work the temperance cause at Trawsfynydd." A paper was read by Mr. D. Morris, Penlan, and several others followed. The subject for debate at the next meeting will be the two adages :—" Y cam cyntaf yw y cam goreu," and Fu erioed ddrwg o hir ymaros." THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.—On Friday, October 31, the anniversary meeting of the Auxiliary Branch at this place was held at Ebenezer Chapel, the Rev. W. Jones, Fron, in the chair. After a short address from the Chairman, the report was read by Mr. Jarrett, Glasfyn, the secretary, and its adoption was proposed by Mr. H. Morris, Penlan, and seconded by Mr. W. W. Owen, British School, and unanimously passed, the Rev. B. Jones, Frongalid, made a few remarks, and was followed by the Rev. Mr. Hughes, Kenchester, the deputation from the parent society. Mr. Hughes first referred to the financial state of the Society for the past year, and was able to state that notwithstanding the stag- nation and depression of trade, the funds of the Society had not diminished. He then pointed out the benefits secured by the Society to the people of this country by its publication of cheap Bibles, and by the help it gave to the missionary societies of the different denominations. Mr. Hughes next briefly sketched the work of the Society on the continent of Europe, giving the number of copies sold in each country.—Mr. Jones, The Beehive, the esteemed treasurer of the society, has been for many years absent through illness, and a resolution expressing appreciation of his valuable services, deep sympathy with him in his severe and protracted illness near passed.
BALA. BAPTISTS' MEETING.—The annual Baptist preaching meeting was held on Wednesday evening and Thursday, the 30th and 31st October. The services on Wednesday and Thursday evenings were held at the Congregational Chapel. The following ministers officiated :—The Revs. R. D. Roberts, Llwynhendy, Charles Davies, Liverpool, H. Morgan, Dolgelley, D. Thomas, Llangefni, H. C. Williams, Corwen. LOCAL BOARD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1.—Present: Messrs. D. Morgan (chairman), D. Evans, R. Hughes, D. Rowlands, J. Jones, R. Roberts, W. Owen, W. T, Phillips, A. A. Passingham (clerk), and W. Jones (sur- veyor and inspector). Accounts.-The Inspector and Surveyor's accounts fcr the month—Wages, &c., £11 8s. 3d.—A cheque Was ordered to be drawn on the Treasurer for the amount. Inspector's Report.—The Inspector reported on the Bull's Head Hotel and Horshoe Inn yards, and stated that the drains were to be covered.—It was resolved that Mr. Morgan, with the Inspector, see Mr. E. Edwards re- garding the privy on his property. The Arrenig Lake Water Scheme.—The Chairman re- ported the result of the interview which he and Mr. Evan Jones, on behalf of the Board, had with Mr. Preston, solicitor, at Chester, who represented Dr. Price Roberts, of Rhyl, as to his consent to the scheme for supplying the town with water from Arrenig Lake.—Mr. Roberts had no objection to the scheme, and was willing to grant per- mission to the Bala Local Board for a nominal sum Per annum.—The matter was adjourned to the next meeting the Board.—Also tke Chairman reported the result of of their visit to the Brymbo Iron Works.—The Board unanimously passed a vote of thanks to Messrs. D. Morgan and E. Jones for their services, and ordered a cheque for £13s. to be drawn upon the Treasurer to defray their travelling and other expenses.—The Clerk read the following correspondence Office of Woods, &c., S.W. No. 1,257. 11th October, 1878. Sir,—1 am directed by Mr. Howard to acknowledge the re- ceipt of your letter of the 21st ultimo, returning a tracing frOtn the Crown map of waste land on Arrenig Fawr, &c., in the parish of Llanycil, county Merioneth, upon which you had been good enough to mark the direction of the pipes proposed to be laid by the Bala Local Board to convey water from L'yn Arrenig Fawr to Bala, and I am to inform you that Mr. Howard will be prepared to grant to the Bala Local Board a licence dur- iug pleasure to lay down and maintain water pipes acr6SS the Crown land, as indicated by a red line on the plan returned by you, and to take wa.ter from Llyn Arrenig Fawr, and convey it through such pipes subject to the payment of a rent or acknow- ledgment of one shilling per month. The licence will be prepared by the solicitor to this depart- ment in such form as he may settle, and it will be determinable by or on behalf of the Crown at any time on giving two months' notice. It will also contain clauses requiring the licencees on its determination to remove the pipes, and to restore the Crown land through which they were laid, and it will be granted sub- ject to all existing and future grants by the Crown of minerals and stone within the Crown land. The charges for the licence, amounting to the sum of £3 38., will have to be paid by the Local Board. Mr. Howard does not admit that the Crown is bound by the Public Health Act, 1875, but without prejudice to that ques- tion, and in case the foregoing terms are not accepted and agreed to, he begs to give notice that on behalf of her Majesty he objects to the work described in your notice dated the 14th of August last.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, J. RUSSELL SOWRAY. —It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk forward a copy of this letter to the Local Government Board in London, and ask for their opinion and direction. Several of the members criticised the action of one public depart- ment giving such stringent and impracticable terms to the Board while another department continually pressed the Board to proceed in suppljring the town with pure water. —The Clerk read the following letter :— Bala, 31st Oct., 1878. Sir,—At a. vestry meeting of the parish of Llanycil held on the 17th inst., I was requested to write to ask the Bala Local Boaid if they would undertake to pay to the surveyors of highways for the time being all extra costs and expenses that may be incurred by them in repairing the highways in consequence of the laying of the proposed water main along the roads. It was resolved at the said vestry that if the Board would give such an undertaking no objection would be made to the proposed Water Works. I shall feel greatly obliged for a reply by the 5th proximo, to which date the vestry has been adjourned. I am, su, yours truly, RICHARD EDWARDS, Assistant Overseer. A. A. Passingham, Esq., Clerk to the Bala Local Board. —It was' unanimously resolved upon the motion of Mr. D. Rowlands, seconded by Mr. R. Roberts, "That the Bala Local Board would lay down the highways to the satisfaction of the surveyors, after putting in the water pipes, and that the Clerk send a copy of this resolution to the Vestry Clerk, Mr. R. Edwards." The Powder Magazine.—The following letter was also submitted to the Board :— t:> Portmadoc, October 19, 1878. Sir,—In reply to your application on behalf of the Bala Local Board to purchase the powder magazine on the Green, I am directed by the Court to inform you that a notice to treat has been served upon me by the Bala and Festiniog Railway Com- pany, under which the Company can insist upon the purchase of the magazine. Perhaps if the Board treated with the Rail- way Company they would be able to obtain possession of it when we have completed the sale. Yours faithfully, E. BREESE. A. A. Passingham, Esq., solicitor, "Bala. —This subject was adjourned for further consideration. Plans.—The Surveyor submitted plans of a new house proposed to be built by Mr. Evan Jones, in Church-row and the same were passed. Reports.—Mr. Phillips reported on District B, and Dr. Hughes on District D, and the attention of the Inspector was called to the nuisances complained of. Loan.—The Clerk laid a circular before the Board, from the Loan Commissioners, and the Clerk was in- structed to renew the application made by the Board last year. The Boaid was adjourned sine die.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. PETTY SESSIONS, OCTOBER 31, 1878.—Before John Jones and J. E. Greaves, E:.qs." The chief-constable was in attendance. Permitting Drunkenness in Public House.—P.O. ETan Jones v. Margaret Lewis.—Complainant stated that about 9 40 p.m. on the 14th September he went in company with P.C. Richards to the Highstone Hotel, Festiniog, kept by the defendant. They there found six or seven persons drunk, and very riotous and fighting. They stayed by the house some time, and cleared it. —For the defence Ellen Jones, servant to Mrs. Lewis, the land- lady, was called and stated that there were several persons in the house at the time named by the complainant, but they were not drunk. She saw them fighting. Did serve some person with drink.—Fined 40s., and costs, and conviction ordered to be en- dorsed on the licence. Alleged Assault.—Evan Jones v. Mary Griffith.—The com- plainant, who lives jat Unicron Terrace, Festiniog, charged the defendant with throwing scones at and abusing him. After hear- ing evidence from tbe defendant, the case was dismissed. Refusing to Quit Public House.—P.C. Griffith Griffiths v. Hugh Buckley, Owen Owens, and Hugh Hughes.—Griffith Jones, landlord of the Brondanw Arms, Llanfrothen, stated that the defendants came to his house on the 28th September, and began to fight. They refused to quit the house when he requested them to do so. There were several ethers in the house at that time, but not drunk. The charge against Hugh Buckley and Hugh Hughes was dismissed, and Owen Owens was fined Is., and costs. Drunk and Riotous.—P.C. Griffith Griffiths v. Wm. Smith. — Defendant was convicted of being drunk and riotous in High- street, Penrhyn, and fined 10s., and costs.—P.C. William Evans v. Thomas Davies. Defendant was convicted of being drunk and riotous at Peniel Terrace, Festiniog, and fined 5s., and costs. Assault.—Margaret Evans v. Jannette Williams.—The defend- ant did not appear. Upon proof of service and evidence by com- plainant of offence, a warrant against defendant was ordered.— Mary Hughes T. John Jones and Lewis Jones.—Complainant proved the assault, and defendants were fined, the former 10s., and the latter £1, with costs against each. Breaking into a Printing Office.—Richard Vaughan v. Evan William Davies. The depositions taken at the prior hearing of this case having been read, and the boy's stepfather appearing, the Bench ordered that the accused be sent to the Clio Training School until he is sixteen years of age. School Board Casc<John Jones; of Festiniog, was tined 5s. for nelecting to send his stepson to school.-Ey¡m Williams, Tefeim Terrace, Festiniog, for neglecting to send his bvo children to school, was fined 2s. 6d. in each case.-William Lewis, Lord- street, Festiniog, was charged with the like offence, and ordered to send his children to school.—David Jones, Tynymynydd, Festiniog, was charged with the like offence. He did not attend, and a warrant against him was issued. Offence Against Public Health Act.-Alfred Phillips v. Jane Roberts.—Complainant, who is the Surveyor for the Sanitary Authority of Festiniog Union, stated that on the 24th Oct., he found the defendant, her two daughters, and five children, living in a stable at Trefeini, Lord-street, Festiniog, belunging to John Williams, defendant's brother. There was no window to the stable, and it was quite unfit for human habitati&n.-The Bench ordered the premises to be closed. Transfer of Licence.— The licence of the Griffin Inn, Penrhyn- deudraeth, was transferred from John Jones to David Jones. Larceny of a Gun.—P.C. William Evans v. Robert Davies. Evidence having been given in this case, the accused pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a gun at Festiniog on the 30th October last, and the value having been proved not to excee! 5s., he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. Adjourned Cases.—Richard Jones v. P.C. Cadwalader Jones; P.C. Cadwalader Jones v. Richard Jones; same v. John Jones; Hugh Jones v. P.C. Cadwalader Jones. These cases which had been adjourned from a previous hearing were dismissed.
LLANIDLOES. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS (UPPER DIVISION), OCT. 31. Before William Thomas, Esq., and Thomas Foulkes Roberts, drunkenness.—P.C. Edwards v. Pryce Lewis.—Complainant said On Friday, the 25th October, I found the defendant reel- ing drunk on the turnpike road near the village of LJangurig. Defendant was ordered to pay a tine of 5s., and 6s. costd, forth- with, or seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. Keeping a Dog without a Licence.—Adjourned Case. P.S. Sibbald v. Abraham Hamer.—Defendant was fined 5s., and 9s. costs, to be paid forthwith, or seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. T). Railway Case.— Robert Henry Stanbury charged Richard Powell, the younger, with not paying his railway fare from Llanidloes to Tylwch station. Complainant said I am station master at Tylwch station on the Mid-Wales Railway. Defen- dant travelled on the railway by the 8 p.m. train on Saturday, the 7th September last, from Llanidloes to Tylwch. It was Llan- idloes market day.—Thomas Jones deposed I am ticket collec- tor at Tylwch station. I remember defendant travelling from Llanidloes to Tylwch on the 7th of September. Defendant handed his ticket to me before I asked him for it. The ticket now shown me is the one he gave to me. I thought it was a wrong ticket, and I kept it separate from the other tickets. I handed the ticket to the stationmaster after the train had gone. —The complainant (re-called) said: The ticket is the one I re- ceived from Thomas Jones on that evening. It is not a correct ticket. I am quite certain the ticket was issued on the 3rd of August last for the 3 21 p.m. train.—Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of 10s., and costs.
NEWTOWN. THE CLOTHING CLUB.—On Friday, November 1, the members of this clothing club were entertained at tea in the National Schools, after which an address was delivered by the Rector upon the advantages of such clubs. FOREIGN MISSIONS.—Three sermons were preached at the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Sunday, November 3, on behalf of Home and Foreign Missions by the Rev. T. Owen, of Welshpool.. FRUIT BANQUET.—The members and friends of the Lodge, 41, of Good Templars, spent a very pleasant even- ing in their Lodge-room, New-street, on Thursday even- ing, October 31. The evening's entertainment consisted of songs, trios, and a variety of American and other well-known games. Messrs. C. H. Jones and H. Baines conducted the proceedings, which were enlivened by songs by Messrs. Long, Evans, W. L. Jones, and E. Davies. There was a large supply of every kind of fruit. PRESENTATION TO A NEWTOWN MAN.—The following is from the Broad Arrow:-103RD FOOT.—Schoolmaster A. W. Edmond has been posted to the Dragoon Guards.— The Sergeants of this Regiment assembled in their Mess Room on the 15th October, to bid farewell to their old friend and schoolmaster, Mr. W. Edmond, on his leaving the Regiment to join the 4th Dragoon Guards, also to pre- sent him with a testimonial. Sergeant-Major Pearson, in making the presentation (which consisted of a silver tea and coffee service), trusted it would remind him of those with whom he had associated for the last fifteen years, and themany happy hours they had spent together. In acknow- ledgment, Mr. Edmond, who was visibly affected, thanked them heartily, both for the testimonial and the manner in which they had drunk his health as to forgetting them- or the many hours they had spent so happily together, both at home and in India, he never could. The mem- orandum from Lieut.-Col. R. A. Taylor, commanding the 103rd Regiment, to the Director-General of Military Edu- cation states that "A. W. Edmond, has been thirteen years attached to the Regiment, during which time he has performed his duties both well and conscientiously to my entire satisfaction." It may be stated that Mr. Edmond is a son of Mr. Edmond, Gas Works, of this town. LOCAL BOARD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER I.-Present: Messrs. Rowley Morris (ciairman), C. Morgan, George Morgan, T. Eo Issard, R. Pryce, T. Turner, John Hall, E. Woolley, Edward Davies, Edward Jones, and John Davies Mr. W. Cooke, clerk.
VACANCY. The ^CHAIRMAN said that Mr. Thomas Pryce, Scafell, had attended that evening to qualify as a member of the Board, but he was too late, more than three months having elapsed since he was elected. This had not been Mr. Pryce's fault altogether, as he had attended previously on more than one occasion when there had been no quorum. The difficulty could be got over by re-electing Mr. Pryce to fill the vacancy thus created. Mr. ISSARD said it was. no fault of Mr. Pryce's if be had attended, and he begged to propose that Mr. Pryce be elected to fill the vacancy. Mr. J. HALL seconded the motion, and it was carried unani- mously. ABSENCE OP OFFICERS. The CHAIRMAN said no doubt the Board would have noticed that neither the surveyor nor inspector was present. One was, he was sorry to say, extremely unwell, and the other had gone to bury his father. Mr. Reekie had asked permission to go away, and he had given the permission, subject to the Board's approval. Mr. Fillingham had been extremely unwell for three weeks, and in a very low and depressed state indeed. Mr. C. Morgan and himself had seen Mr. Fillingham, and had sug- gested that he should entirely throw up his duties for a time, and, subject to the Board's approval, Mr. Reekie should super- intend the men. Dr. Hall had stated that Mr. Fillingham was quite unable to attend to his duties, and he expressed his willingness to send a certificate to that effect. Mr. Fillingham had since left on a visit to Derby. Mr. J. HALL thought that the Chairman had acted very judi- ciously, and he quite approved of what had been done. The Board approved of what had been done. A certificate was afterwards read from Dr. HALL corroborating the Chairman's statement. OFFICES FOR THE SURVEYOR. Mr. C. MORGAN said that the Committee appointed to inspect certain premises suggested as being suitable for offices, had come to the conclusion that they were suitable as offices, but would not do as a Board-room. The rent asked was .£10 per annum, and it was suggested that £ G should be paid by the town district, and je4 by the rural district. Coal and lighting would be in addition. Mr. WOOLLEY proposed, Mr. ISSARD seconded, and it was carried unanimously, that the recommendation of the committee be adopted. THE GREEN BROOK CULVERT. A letter was read from Mr. Talbot, the Secretary to the Water- works Company, stating, in reply to a communication from the Board with reference to an obstruction in the Green-brook, that the floods arising from the culvert had been frequent and of long duration, and had occurred before the alterations made by the Company. The Company were, however, willing to meet the Board's Surveyor, and agree to what was necessary in the matter. Mr. C. MORGAN said the floods had been more frequent of late than ever, and they were entirely due to the obstruction in the culvert. He proposed that the Board take the matter in hand and write to Mr. Swettenham. All they wanted the Com- pany to do was to remove the obstruction. Mr. ISSARD said that having some little property in the direc- tion of the brook he could confidently say that there was no more obstruction now than there was before the waterworks were thought of. It was only making a scapegoat of the water- works. His stables and buildings had been flooded long before the waterworks were in existence. Mr. J. HALL said he begged to propose that the question be adjourned until Mr. Fillingham was able to attend to it. This was agreed to. THE LAND FOR THE SEWAGE FARM. A letter was read from Mrs. Kerr Jones's agents, offering to include all rights of sporting and riparian proprietory in her land, and to sell it right out for £2,600. Mr. J. HALL proposed that the Clerk convey to Mrs. Ken- Jones the Board's appreciation of her courtesy and kindness in the transaction. Mr WOOLLEY seconded the motion, and it was agreed to unanimously. The CLERK remarked that Mr. Powell, their solicitor, was anxious to know when the money for the payment of the land would be forthcoming, and it would have to be settled without delay. DR. BLAXALL'S REPORT. The CLERK read the following letter :— Local Government Board, Whitehall, S.W., 15th Oct., 1878. Sir,—I am directed by the Local Government Board to state that they have had under their consideration your letter of the 7th ultimo (with enclosures) on the subject of the steps taken by the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Local Board to carry into effect the recommendations appended to the report of the Board's Inspector, Dr. Blaxall, on the sanitary state of the district. The Board have observed with satisfaction that the Urban Sanitary Authority are prepared to give effect to those recom- mendations, and have in fact already taken action in respect of several of them. They desire, however, to make the following observations with regard to the matters referred to the in en- closures to your letter:— Recommendation 1.- It appears to the Board very desirable that the contemplated water closet system should be adopted immediately after the completion of the new sewers. From the description given in Dr. Blaxall's report of the existing privies, the Board think it very important that they should be done away with at the earliest possible moment. "Recommendation 3.-In view of the favourable results of the analysis made of the water supplied by the Waterworks Com- pany, the Board are of opinion that the Authority should not wait for filtering beds, which are intended most properly to be provided, but may at once exercise their powers under the Public Health Act in compelling the closure of all contaminated wells, and the substitution of the water supplied by the Com- pany. "Recommendation 5—The Board observe that the letter of the Inspector of Nuisances appended to your communication refers mainly to the improvements effected in the several blocks of property scheduled by Dr. ulaxall, from which it would appear that the sanitary works therein alluded to have been limited to the examples of unwholesome dwellings adduced by Dr. Bloxall. It was contemplated in the recommendation that remedial action should be extended to all houses and localities in the dis- trict where similar unwholesome conditions were found to exist. The Board infer, moreover, from the Inspector's letter, that no definite arrangements have been made to secure systematic removal of refuse, but that the Inspect* deals with individual cases of nuisance as they occur. The Board would be glad, therefore, to hear that the Authority intend to carry out re- commendation 5 in its entirety. Recommendation 6.—With regard to the observation of the Urban Sanitary Authority that they have no power to enforce the provision of eaves-troughing, except when the eaves drop upon the public street or footway, the Board direct me to ob- serve that if through the want of proper eaves troughing damp- ness of a house is found to result which is injurious to health, the Authority have power, under section 91 of the Public Health Act to take steps for enforcing the provision of the necessary remedy for such a state of things. "Recommendation 9.- The Board do not doubt that the impor- tant question of hospital accommodation for infectious diseases will receive due consideration from the Urban Sanitary Authority, and they would be glad to be informed in a short time, of the steps proposed to be taken with regard to this and the other recommendations referred to above.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, J. F. Rorrox, Assistant Secretary. "To W. Cooke, Esq., Clerk to the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Urban Sanitary Authority, Newtown, Montgomeryshire." The CHAIRMAN, referring to the question of the eaves-troughing, said it appeared to be the opinion of the Board above that they could act in the matter, and what they had to do was to get the certificate of the Medical Officer as to the nuisance. Mr. J. HALL thought the Board above were rather hard upon them.^They said they had not a systematic method. They had one, aim it was in existence at the time Dr. Blaxall was in the town, and since that time the staffjiad been increased. The CLERK explained that the question was put to Mr. Robinson, "Have you a system," and Mr. Robinson had re- plied in the negative, and that they could not have one. Mr. J. HALL said it was perfectly right that they could not get any system then. (Laughter.) The CHAIRMAN said Mr. Fillingham had informed the Local Government Board in his reply that he was devising a system, and they bad no right to imagine that the Local Board had not adopted it. It was suggested that the consideration of the letter he adjourned until Mr. Fillingham was in a position to attend to his duties. Mr. ED. DAVIES-When do you expect him to return ? The CHAIRMAN—In about a fortnight. It was then agreed to adjourn the question. MORE LIGHT FOR THE SUBURBS. The following petition was read by the Clerk :— To the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Local Board. Gentlemen,-We, the undersigned ratepayers of the parishes of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn, beg to call your attention to the want of more gas lamps on the Milford-road, the furthest lamp opposite the Woodlands bein quite useless for that part of the road by Dolerw wall where light is most needed. Being considerable contributors towards the Local Board Fund, we trust that our application will meet with your appro- val, and be carried out as early as convenient before the winter sets in.-We are, gentlemen, yours truly, (Signed), J. H. Blythe, Frederick Britton, J. H. Jones, Edward Morgan, R. Williams, John C. Gittins, J. Arthur Talbot, Pryce Jones, M. Morris, John Pugh, George Thorne, Samuel Morgan, jun. Mr. HALL said some time the previous winter he had had occa- sion to come down after dark from the direction of Aberhafesp, and in coming down he ha been surprised hy the number of lamps there were upon the Milford Road. He thought he was gettmg into the suburbs of London, the number of lamps was so great compared with other portions of the town. He thought that portion of the town was better lighted than any other. Mr. GEORGE MORGAN said he agreed with Mr. Hall, but he thought the matter ought to come under the consideration of the Committee as to how they would deal with the whole dis- trict. All within the district contributed to the lighting, and they might put lamps in all parts of the town. One part espe- cially was in great want of lamps, viz., that part by Mr. Burton's houses. With regard to that petition, the gentlemen who had signed it could fairlv ask them to put up lamps as contributors to the funds of the Board. He thought they should put addi- tional lamps there and elsewhere where needed. They oUlTht not to extend their district unless they felt competent to dal thoroughly with the lighting. Mr. ED. DAVIES thought they ought to deal with the most necessitous places first. Mr. C. MORGAN asked what the Board paid for gas per lamp9 The district was extending very rapidly on all sides. He thought they were paying far less for gas than they had been a year previously. He should take very little part in the discussion, beig. a shareholder of the Gas Company, but he thought additional lighting was needed in Kerry-road, Dingle-road, and Llanfair-road, and that if they put about a dozen more lamps up they would not lose by it. Mr. HALL believed that they might put twenty lamps which were due in other places, if they were going to do justice to all ahke, before they Put one in Milford-road. Mr. GEORGE MORGAN suggested that they should appoint a cmmlttee to deal with the whole question instead of dealing with the matter piece-meal as hitherto. The lighting committee had met the previous quarter, had drawn up a report, and laid their recommendations before the Board, and from that time ■Mr 18 nothi»g further had been heard of the matter. Mr. HALL remarked that the electric light was engaging great attention at the present time—(a laugh)—and something new was coming up every day. The American, Mr. Edison, was going to work a great revolution in the matter, and he (Mr Hall) said wait a bit. (Laughter.) The CHAIRMAN said the lamps cost 30s. a piece per annum; for an outlay of £10 they could satisfy all the ratepayers. Mr. HALL proposed that the Gas Committee be requested to go round the town and bring in a report to next Board. Mr. C. MORGAN suggested that they should give them power to act, and thus save time. Mr. ED. DAVIES said he had sat upon committees of that and other Boards, and in other instances he had always found great regard paid to their recommendations. The Lighting Committee had sat and had taken the matter into consideration, and that Board had not paid the regard to their report that they ought to have pail. It was very discouraging. (Hear, hear.) He urged them to appoint a committee they could have confidence in and try to comply with their recommendations. For himself he despised such a selfish proceeding as dlscardmg a man's serVlcs on a committee because he happened to have money invested in a certain company. (Hear, hear.) Let them appoint those in whom they had confidence, and try tø act upon their recom. mendations. Mr. C. MORGAN proposed that power be given tothe Lighting Committee to deal with the whole district, and to say where lamps should be put up. Mr. T. TURN EH seconded the motion, and it was carried. The Lighting Committee consists of Messrs. Issard, Edward Jones, Edward Davies, Woolley, and John Hall. THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS. The TREASURER reported that the receipts during the past month had been on account of general district rate £"1.7215s. 4d.; highway rate, £122 10s. 3d.; total, jE395 5s. 7d. The payments had amounted to £10¡¡ 10s. 5d., leaving a balance in band of £ 321 18s. lid. The arrears amounted to, general district rate, £ 414 15s. G&d.; highway rate, £ 179 2s. 10d.; total, £ 593 18s. 4 £ d. REPORT OF ROADS COMMITTEE. Mr. HALL said that the members of the Roads Committee had met and conferred with Mr. Reekie, and had come to the con- clusion that it was desirable to have the men divided ovr the district. It was proposed to have two or three men employed In the Newtown rural district; two upon turnpike roads, and one upon by-roads. The committee had come to the unanimous conclu- sion that it would be more satisfactory to them to have one man settled upon the by-roads, and they wished to have the Board's sanction to the arrangement. Mr. ED. DAVIES thought they were fully justified in asking for their sanction, keeping an aceount of what was expended upon these roads. Mr. RICHARD PRYCE contended that the man to be employed in emergencies cuukl not possibly atteld to all tile roads in a flood. By his house the water was runmllg for half a mile. Mr. C. Mow; AN suggested that the matter t'e left to Mr Reekie and the other three gentlemen. The CHAIRMAN pointed out that that would only be fair if they allowed the town to do the converse, and layout all their money on the streets. I "¡des, If the whole of the money re- ceived frOl" the highway rate in the Newtown rural dlStnct was expended in that rural district, where was the moe to come front to repair the turnpike roads ? It wouIe) be an injustice to the town. If they in the town were to say the same as Mr. Hall and the others, and expend the highway rate on the streets of the town, then from what source would the money come to repair the turnpike roads on which they spent £200 last year in the Newtown rural district, making £ 300 on the turnpike roads of the whole district? There were no turnpike roads in ?he town-they were all streets-and they were only like contractors for the turnpike roads. .Mr. JOHN UAI L-liut who sought their company ? Why did tbey go along with them 1 The CHAIRMAN said he always objected to it. Mr. EDW.ua> DAVIES asked whether they were injurious or beneficial? The CHAIRMAN said he could tell them. The town district was losing money by them. The matter was ultimately left in the hands of the Clerk and Mr. John Hall to ascertain the exact proportions paid by each ward. SALE OF MANURE. On the motion of Mr. EDWARD JONES, seeonded by Mr. C. MORGAN, it was decided that the manure should be sold by auction. THE LATE SURVEYOR AND THE MISSING PAPERS. The CLERK having read Mr. Robinson's reply to an inquiry from the Board as-to certain plans which they claimed, to the effect that he had not yet unpacked, and didn t intead to do for a long while, as he had lost so much through the sale ef furniture, Mr. C. MORGAN suggested that the Clerk write and apply to Mr. Robinson for all papers, plans, and documents belonging to the Board. The suggestion was agreed to. The CLERK said he had applied three different times. The CHAIRMAN observed that Mr. Robinson was riding the high horse with the Board. PUBLIC WORKS LOAN. The CLERK read a communication frora the Public Works Loan Commissioners, reminding the Board that by Section 13 of the 38th and 39th Vic., c. 89, every intending borrower shall send to the Commissioners on or before the 31st December itt every year a statement of the new loan or instalments of a loaB already granted, which the sender will probably apply to borrow during the ensuing financial year. This Board, therefore, wiH not be authorised to advance to you after the 31st March, 1879, any part of the loan for which you gave notice last year. unles* such notice be removed before the 31st December next." Agreed that the necessary forms be filled up. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30.-Present: Mr. James Hall (in the chair), Messrs. Thomas Pryce, John Pryce, David Lloyd, Ed. Morgan, Thos. Frances, Rd. Davies, J. R. Pryce, Richard Bennett, C. Morgan, John Smout, and Mr. Richard Williams, clerk. Boarded-out Childreit.-A conversation took place upon the subject of an order made by the Local Government Board that the medicai officer, in each district where such children have been placed, shall visit them once a quarter and report to the Board of Guardians, and for each such visit shall receive 2a. 6d. —The Clerk said there were about seventy such children boarded out by the Guardians, and that they were now visited by the Relieving officers once a quarter, as well as the medical officers. —The Chairman said the fees in such cases were a useless ex- penditure of the public money.—Mr. C. Morgan proposed "That this Board considers the fees paid to medical officers for visiting boarded-out children an excess of good management as they are now visited once a quaarter by the relieving officers, and asks the Local Government Board to do away with the order."— Mr. John Smout seconded the motion, and thought they ought to put the case strongly, as the Local Government Board first made an order and then made a surcharge.—The resolution was carried nem con. Report of Children's Coin rylittee, -Severtl cases were con- tained in the report, among which was the following :—Recom- mended that Alfred Davies, 13J years, a deserted child in the House, be allowed to goto Mr. Humphreys,tailor, Montgomery, on a fortnight s trial, and, if approved of, to be apprenticed Oil the usual terms. The report was adopted. HIGHWAY BOARD, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5.Present Messrs. James Hall (in thechair), David Jones, Evan Williams, Thamas Navies Roger Kinsey, Wm. Thomas, David Jones, Evan Price, Thomas Jones, David Hamer, James Davies, Thomas Francis, David Jones, Richard Price, and the Rev. John Lloyd; Mr. R. Williams clerk; Mr. F. H. Phillip-, surveyor. THE BOARD'S ACCOUNTS. The CHAIRMAN stated that they had now come under new arrangements, whereby the accounts would be audited at Lady- day by the district auditor (Mr. Southern). It had been usual for them to make up the accounts half-yearly. If they thought of going through the accounts they should have gone through them before the Board, but they had now better leave them to the tender mercies of the auditor. ILLNESS OF THE CHAIRMAN. The CHAIRMAN said he was sorry to inform them that they had been deprived of the services of the Chairman (Mr. Ikin). He had received a letter from him that morning to say that he could not attend, and that he had been confined to a sick room for three weeks. The Board expressed sympathy with Mr. Ikin. FINANCE REPORT. The Clerk read the report of the Finance Committee, when there were pre-sent lessrs. James Hall, D. Jones, E. Williams, R. Kinsey, Thomas Davies, and David Hamer. The accounts of the Board and Surveyor's accounts had been examined and found correct. The amount expended by the Surveyor during the past month had been on manual labour account L350 5s.; team labour £ 102 5s. 9d.; total, £ 452 10s. 9d., leaving a balance due to him on manual labour account, £12 Is. 3d.; team labour, £1!) Os. 5d.; total, 431 Is. 8d. The estimate of expenditure, in- cluding balance overpaid by the Surveyor, was X381 Is. 8d. The amounts paid to the Treasurer had been Llanidloes, £208; Mochdre, £ 48 Trefeglwys, £ 01/ Balance in Treasurer's hands, £ 479 13s. Id. The Committee recommended cheques to be issued on manual labour account amounting to £380. The report was unanimously adopted. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. This was read as follows :— Newtown, November 5,1878. To the Newtown and Llanidloes District Highway Board. Gentlemen,—! beg to call your attention to the following matters;- Carno— Cwm-road-Pentre Culvert. As instructed by your Board on September 3,1 have applied to the owners of property interested in the proposed Pentre Culvert, Carno. I believe Mr. Jackson is prepared to give £ 8, and Mr. Joeson E4, towards the work, but the other parties interested have not at present offered anything, so that, having only a promise of .k:12 towards the V-20 required, the work could not be proceeded with. I beg to band letters received from Mr. Jackson and Mr. Joeson respecting this road. "Kerry.—Cloddia Bridge. I have received a letter from Messrs. Talbot and Woosnam on Mr. Walton's behalf, stating that he holds the Board liable for damage done to his land for want of i weirin place of the one destroyed by heavy floods some- time back. Wern Ford.1 applied to Mr. David Davies, M.P., respect- ing the putting up of a weir at the ford in the Wern lane, the cost of which was estimated at £ 21. I received a reply from Mr. Davies offering £ 7 towards the work, and I have given instruc- tions for it to be proceeded with without delay. "Llanllugan and Llanwyddelan Foot B)-idge.-The foot-bridge over the river at the Upper Mill, Llanllugan, is in a dangerous state, and should be restored at once. I have an estimate for the work.—I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, FREDK. H. PHILLIPS." With reference to the Pentre foot-bridge, the Surveyor was in- structed to inform Alr. Joeson that the improvement which the Board contemplated at present was simply the making of the culvert, and to write to the other parties for their answers on the subject. The letter read from Messrs. Talbot and Woosnam stated that they were informed by Mr. James Walton, of Dolforgan, that certain works which had been carried out or were now being completed by the Surveyor for the Highway Board at the Cloddia Bridge, have considerably damaged his property and were likely to cause very much greater damage and loss in the future. Mr. Walton had instructed them to take such steps as might be necessary to protect his property from future damage, and te obtain reparation for what had been already caused. They men- tioned that as Mr. Walton's weir had been removed by the Board's men, and no proper protection substituted, Mr. Walton would not be satisfied unless he were consulted as to the works to be effected for the protection of his property in the future. The SURVEYOR said the weir had not been removed by his men, but had been washed away by floods, and the work the Board had carried out was rendered necessary inconsequence. The CHAIRMAN thought the best thing Mr. Walton could do was to erect a weir there. The matter was referred to the committee appointed te superintend the erection of the bridge. A letter was also read from Mr. Moore on the subject of the Wern Ford, calling attention to the fact that nothing had been done to the road, and the Surveyor was directed to get the work done without delay. The estimate for Llanllugan bridge was referred to the wardens of the two parishes and the Surveyor. FOOTBRIDGES AT MOCHDRE. A letter was read from Mr. David Jandrell, Oldnvodd, and Mr. John Pryce, Cwm-y-rhiewdie, Mochdre, calling the attention of the Surveyor to the necessity of having a footbridge over the brook near Oldnyodd, on the road leading thence to Caethiling and Dolfor; and also a footbridge over the stream near Mr. Bowen's, Nyodd, on the road leading thence by Brynkir to Seven Wells, &c. The SURVEYOR was instructed to make enquiry as to the Board's liability, and to repair if necessary. THE HIGHWAYS ACT. The CLERK read the following report To the Newtown and Llanidloes District Highway Board. Report of the Committee appointed to consider and report on the provisions of the Highways and Locomotives Amendment Act, 1378, as affecting the Newtown and Llanidloes District Highway Board, who met 15th October, 1878. Present: Mr. A. Ikin, chairman, the Rev. John Lloyd, Mr. Thomas Davies, Mr. David Jones, Mr. David Hamer, Mr. Rich. Jones, Mr. Rich. Pryce. Your Committee find that the only road which becomes a main road under Section 13 of the Act is the length of road (a little over half a mile) in Kerry parish, leading from the Farm to Montgomery, recently disturnpik,ed Your Committee recommend that application be made to the County Authority for an order declaring the following roads to be main roads, uuder Section 15 :> J r leading from Rhydlydan to Bwlchyffridd. 2—From the last-mentioned road by Garreglwyd to White- gates (Tregynon). 3—From Bettws to Brooks. 4-From Carno Turnpike Road and Station tojCwmllwyd. 5-The middle Dolfor road. 6-Froni Dolfor to the Cider House. 7-From Kerry Village to Pentre. 8-From Gwernthrew to the Pound. 9—From Sam to Abermule Turnpike road. 10—From Kerry Turnpike Road by Castle towards the Anchor. 11—From Llandinam Turnpike Road near Station, to Oakley Park. 12-From Turnpike road near Dolwen Station to Oakley Park. 13 -From Glanrhyd to Four Crosses (Aberhafesp). 14-From Llanidloes boundary to Lliaiart-y-Waun. 15-From Llidiart-y-Waun to the Lodge and GlanyrafoB siding. 16-From Rhiwrhegelly to Rhydygronen. f 17—The portion in Llangurig parish and road leading fro" Cwmystwyth to Rhayader. 18—From Dol-llys to Oakley Park. 19 -From Velindre turnpike road to Genfroa (Llanidloes). 20—From old Machynlleth turnpike road near ifnger-post te Bwlchygle. -21-From Llanllugan to bridge at Lower Mill. 22-From Llanllugan by Vrongreen to Manafon boundary. 23-From Llanwyddelan boundary, Upper Mill, to Cefn Coch. 24-From Adfa blacksmith's shop to Llanllugan. 25-From the same to Llanwyddelan boundary near Dairy turning. 26-From Caersws, by Gwynfynydd, to Llwydd Coed. 27-From Waeg Gate to Llanwnog. 28-From Penygraig to Bwlchygareg. 29—From Mochdre bridge to the Church. 30 -From Foxes (Mochdre) to Gwrid. 31—From Trefeglwys Station to turnpike road. 32-From Trefeglwys village to Llawryglyn, and on to old Machynlleth turnpike road.. 33—From Tregynon by Coedfadog to Dairy turning. On the motion of Mr. DAVID JOJUS, seconded by Mr. EVAN WILLIAMS, the report was unanimously adopted. Notice was given that at the next Board attention would be called to the rate of wages paid to the men employed upon the roads. The Board then adjourned.
THE WELSH CHALLENGE CUP. The result of the first ties has been as follows Bangor v. Carnarvon—Won by Bangor, one goal to none. Friars School (Bangor) v. Rhyl-Woir by Friars School, one goal to none.. Wrexham v. Corwen-Won by Wrexham, two goals to none. Llangollen v. Mold—Won by Llangollen, eight goals to one. Llanerchrugog v. Foresters—Won by Llanerchrugog, three goals to none. Ruabon v. Chirk—Won by Chirk, one goal to none. Newtown v. Aberystwyth—Won by Newtown, four goals to one. White Star v. All Saints-Won by White Star, two goals te none. Druids v. Civil Service-Druids scratched. Depot 23rd R.W.F. v. Trinity (ShrewsburY)-Depot scratched. Oswestry-A bye. A committee meeting was held at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Oswestry, on 1 uesday^ evening, October 29 Mr. Morgan, Newtown, in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed, and amongst other business transacted was an addition made to Rule 3 of the Cup Competition Rules, viz., the following words added after the word "Cup"—"Unless actually a resident in the Principality." The draws for the second ties then took place, and resulted as follows, viz.:— Oswestry v. Civil Service, at Oswestrv. Chirk v. Trinity, at Chirk. Bangor v. Llanerchrugog, at Bangor. Friar's School v. Wrexham, at Bangor. Llangollen v. White Star, at Llangollen. Kewtnwn, a bye. At the previous meeting, upwards of twenty design^ for Challenge Cup were submitted to the meeting, and after a long discussion, a design sent in by Benson, London, was selected, subject to slight alteration, to ma^e it more emblematic of Wales. This cup will be one of the handsomest challenge cups possessed by any kindred associations. The order for the medals w g h to m. Lutt, Chester. At present the Association ha. arranged to play Staffordshire, in Wales, on December 14th next, and England at the Oval, Jan"a*7-*f nex"' Matches are also being arranged with Lancashire. Printed by EDWARD WOODAIX, and Published for the Proprietors at the dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala, IN the county of Merioneth; of JOHPT GIBSON, 3, Queen's-ron. Aberystwyth, in the county of Cardigan; and of DAVID LLOVK, Portniailoc. in the county of Carnarvon. Fruity, Xi>ftnl>cr 1\3.
RESURRECTION POTATOES. Not far from Llanrhystyd, a village between Aberyst- wyth and Aberaeron, there is a churchyard. The mortal remains of the parishioners are not the only things buried in this churchyard in the hope of rising again. The stranger as he walks thoughtfully among the mounds cannot always be sure that the burial service was said over that which is bidden from sight, nor can he be quite certain of the reason why the rites of the Church were withheld until he learns that potatoes as well as human beings are buried in that churchyard. Whether Dissenting potatoes are allowed to be buried there, and whether they are placed to rest in consecrated ground are questions the reader must auswer for himself. There is nothing wrong in burying potatoes in a churchyard, nothing whatever. It is just a matter of taste-literally a matter of taste, and that is all!
THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS. At Aberystwyth there is new hope, and at Pwllheli new life. Let us hope the new candidates at both places will settle down to their work and try to leave their mark in improvements that would not have been carried out if they had not been elected. Nothing can be done without' hard patient labour, and much is often lost by unwise talk.
THE ABERYSTWYTH MAYORALTY. Has it to be two years again ? Better not. Set a good example and finish a good year's creditable service by establishing a new and better rule than has hitherto pre- vailed. The Mayor who keeps office two years robs the town of a magistrate during the second year.
SOME NOTICES. The Suitable silver medal" of a certain club is to be provided with a border of crape. The waiting rooms at some of the stations will not be provided with fires until the people are well seasoned with cold. Too much fire might make them "nesh." The mountains of Wales are just now gorgeous in rich autumnal colours. There are great compensations for those who live in Wales during winter. The gentlemen who in their after-dinner speeches profess such ardent love for Wales, are going to drain their un- improved lands and are going to see that fences are trimmed and gates are put in order. Some gentlemen who thought they knew so well how to manage and edit a newspaper have tried what they could do, and have now a good deal more respect for successful papers than they had before. One astonishing discovery they made was that they could not praise anybody with- out offending somebody. People who think they could not possibly live if their lot was like so and so's, would be astonished to find that so and so is just thinking the same about them. The Coast. PERRY WINKLE.
ABERYSTWYTH MARKET.-Wheat sold at 5s 611. to 6s. 6d. v bushel; barley, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od.; oats, 3s. 0(1. to ^^y^Uer' 12 for a shilling; salt butter, lid- to Is. Id- k 1*. 4d. Is. 5d.$lb.; fowls, 4s. Od. to 4s 0d. V couple, ducks, 48. 6d- to 5s. 6d.; geese, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6J. turkeys, 0s. Od. to jis. Od. each; potatoes, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. Iq cwt. PWLLHELI MARKET —Prices: Wheat, 0s. to 0s. Od. V bushel; barley, 00s. to 00-. Od$220 lbs; oats, 00s. to 00s.$315 lis.; butter, la. 6d. to Is. gd. 10 th.; eggs, 7s. d. 40 hundred; fowls, Ss. id. to 2a. 6d. couple; ducks, 4s. Od. to f>s. Od. couple rgeese, 0a. to 7s. od. each; rabbits, 0s. Od. to 0s. Od.$couple; to e;lctl '• beef. 7Jd. to 8^1.$lb.; mutton, U?7s Od 4 hobbJt ad' POTk' to 0d.; potatoes, 0s. Od.
LLANDYSSUL. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30. -Before Colonel W. P. Lewes, J. P. V. Pryse. Esq., Captain D. Thomas, C. Lloyd, Esq., and A. H. Jones, Esq. Drunkenness. — P.C. Davies, Llanybyther, charged Evan Evans, Penllain, Pencarreg, butter merchant, with being drunk and disorderly at Llanybyther.—Fined lOs., and costs. Furious Riding.-P.C. Davies charged Evan Jacob, New Inn, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, with furiously riding a. horse on the high- way at Brechfa Fair on the 10th October.—Adjourned for a montl1.P.C. Davies, 17, charged David Jones, 3, Lincoln-street, Llandyssul, butcher, with riding a horse furiously on a fair day at Llandyssul on the 19th October last. Defendant did not ap- pear, and was fined £ 2, and costs. Charge of Robbing a Master.—William Evans, Pantycroy, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, auctioneer, charged Elizabeth Oliver, his servant, a. little girl thirteen years of age, with.stealing a sovereign from a dresser at Pantycroy, on the 5th October. The case was dismissed. Mr. George, solicitor, Newcastle-Emlyn, appeared for the defendant. Non-payment of Wages— Elinor Evans, Pantycelyn, Llan- wenog, dressmaker, charged David Davies, Alma House, Llan- dyssul, tailor and draper, with refusing to pay the sum of £3 15s. 9d., wages due to her on the 23rd May last.—Ordered to pay the amount due, with costs. Highieay Case.—P.C. Davies, IT, charged Samuel Williams, travelling gipsy, with allowing two horses, his property, to stray on the highway in the parish of Bangor, on the 27th October.- Fined 10s., and costs. Encamping on the Highway.—Samuel Williams, defendant in the last case, was fined 10s., and costs, for encamping on the side of the highway in the parish of Bangor on the 27th Oct. P.C. Davies, 17, proved the case.
PORTMADOC. WELSH CALVINISTIC METHODISTS. — The monthly meeting of the Lleyn and Eifionydd district of the Welsh Calvinisiic Methodists was held in the Tabernacle on Monday, the 4th November, the Rev. David Williams, of Tremadoc (the chairman of the district), in the chair. Representatives were present from all the chapels in the district. The debate on the adoption of the sustentation fund in the district, the object of which is to enable the chapels in poor and out-of-the-way places to have a min- ister every Sunday, was resumed, and it was resolved to accept the recommendation of the Association, and adopt the fund in the district with a few alterations. The consider- ation of the request of the Tabernacle to call a new minister in the place of the Rev. Thomas Owen who has resigned his charge, was next proceeded with, and the request was granted. The Rev. Emrys Evans, of Cotton Hall, Den- bigh, attended the meeting as a deputation from the Association to request that collections should be made in all the chapels in aid of the fund for establishing and maintaining English chapels in North Wales. It has been usual to make collections for this object on the occasion of appointed ministers going to the various chapels and making special appeals on behalf of this fund, but the Association requested through the deputation that collections should be made in the ordinary manner. It was unanimously resolved to adopt the wishes of the Association on the matter. In the evening public services were held in the Tabernacle. The Rev. William Jones, M.A., Nant, opened the service, and the preachers were the Rev. William Evans, Morfa Nevin, and Dr. Owen Thomas, Liverpool. On Tuesday morning a religious society was held and short addresses were delivered by several present. Services weoe held throughout the day —that in the morning was opened by the Rev. William Jones, missionary, from Bardsey Island—the sermons being preached by the Rev. Griffith Hughes, of Edeyrn, and Dr. O. Thomas, Liverpool; that in the afternoon was opened by the Rev. Thomas Owen, of Pwllheli, preachers —the Rev. John Owen, M.A., Criccieth, and the Rev. Emrys Evans, of Cotton Hall, Denbigh and that in the evening was opened by the Rev. D. Williams, of Tre- madoc, the preachers being the Rev. Thomas Ellis, of Llanystumdwy, and the Rev. Emrys Evans, of Cotton Hall. The chapel at the evening services was filled to overflowing, and it was calculated that about 1,400 people were present. LOCAL BOARD, Tuesday, 5th November, present, Dr. S. Griffith (in the chair), Messrs. Owen Owens and David Roberts. Several bills for sewerage, repairs of highways, gas mains, coal, workmen's wages, &c., amounting in the whole to £282 7s. 7d., were examined and ordered to be paid. It was resolved to hold a meeting the week after next to gmeet Mr. T. LI. Murray Browne, one of the Government Inspectors. A petition, signed by several ratepayers residing in East Avenue, calling the attention of the Board to the unsatisfactory state of the road in East Avenue was considered, and the clerk was instructed to forward the petition to Mr. Breese, the receive" of the Tremadoc Estate. A letter from Mr. Currey, the archi- tect for the proposed new cemetery, was read relative to his travelling expenses, and the clerk was instructed to reply that the 5 per cent. was to include travelling and all other expenses. Mr. D. Roberts, and the Surveyor (Mr. Lewis Evans) were appointed to wait upon Mr. Breese re- lative to the state of New Street and East Avenue. Messrs. O. Owens and David Roberts were appointed to assist in arranging to lay gas mains in different parts of the town. Mr. R. I. Jones attended the meeting on be- half of the ratepayers of Tremadoc to request that two public lamps be placed—one opposite llyn Penyboncan, and the other midway between Ynyshir and Pontynys- galch and also that curbstones be laid along High-street, Tremadoc. It was decided after hearing Mr. Jones to let the matter stand over till a fuller meeting of the Board. The Inspector's report book was examined, and marginal notes made as to further work to be done. This concluded the business of the Board.
PWLLHELI. THE OPENING OF THE PWLLHELI WATERWORKS.—The following addition to our report came too late to be inserted in its proper place :—There was also a dinner given at the commercial room, Crown Hotel, for the workmen em- ployed at the Waterworks, amongst whom were Messrs. John Summers, Hugh Davies, Robert Price, David Wil- liams, Thomas Jones, William Davies, John Thomas, Peter Carrol, William Griffith, C. Evans, Owen Williams, and Robert Williams. These men are worthy of note for the very civil manner in which they have behaved during the time they were engaged in fulfilling their respective employments.
CORWEN. SPECIAL SESSIONS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31.—Before J. R. Walker, Esq. Vagrancy.—John Evans and John Kennedy were charged by. P.C. John Roberts with this offence.—The former was sentenced to three weeks, and the latter to two months imprisonment. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2.—Before J. R. Walker, Esq. A Cook in Trouble.—Margaret Jones, a cook lately in the employ of Mr. J. A Jones, of the Owen Glyndwr Hotel, Corwen, was charged with being drunk, creating a disturbance, and insulting the Station-master on Friday night, November 1.—Mr. Backton, the station-master, said that the prisoner was drunk and using filthy and dis- gusting language.—P.S. Williams corroborated Mr. Backton's evidence.—Prisoner, in reply, said that she was not drunk, but had one or two parting glasses with friends, and said she was provoked and insulted at the station. She was very sorry for what had occurred.— Fined 10s., and 8s. 2d. costs.