UP AND DOWN THE COAST. MR. DOWN I PS BEQUEST. The hard weather has set in with great severity. If anything can be done to assist the deserving poor who struggle hard to avoid pauperism, now is the time to do it. A scheme was drawn up and finally settled some time ago for the distribution of Mr. Downie's bequest, but the Town Council of Aberystwyth have done nothing yet to elect trustees under the scheme. -No official communica- tion, in fact, seems* to have yet been made to the Council, and the proceedings are all as dark and mysterious as ever they were. Really something ought to be done in the way of bringit.g this subject to the front, and getting the sanctioned scheme into workiug order, lhere are happby in Aberystwyth a few ladies whose good deeds are their honourable crown, but private effort to relieve distre.s ought not to be left unaided. The poor we have with us always, and that is one reason, perhaps, why we are iu danger of forgetting their claims upon us. Will the gentlemen who have to do with Mr. Downie's bequest see that no valuable time is lost in bringing the scheme into active operation ? FROM TREGARON. Respected Sir,—I had made up my mind never to write to you again respecting this place, but who can be silent n the face of what I shall-here put down? I must either speak or die. The Town Hall, as you know, is a most useful building, but during this cold weather it is more than human nature can bear to sit in the large room with- out a fire. The Board of Guardians who uae the room, and the Magistrates who u-e the room, and the inhabit- ants generally might furnish the lire place and arrange for keeping the hall clean. If a fire place is not put up the Guardians will all be frozen to death some of these davs, and then what will become of the paupers ? How the poor would mourn over a catastrophe of this kind! I am sure you -vill be pleaded to hear what was done at the last meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority. The Chairman having taken his seat, the minutes of the last meeting were read, and then the proceedings terminated. There was no business whatever done; but it must not be presumed that the manure heaps are fewer in number or less in size; nor can it be taken for granted that all the premises in the town are connected with the main sewer. If anvone presumed that the streets are clean they would be in error. They are not clean. It is believed that the road scraper purchased last year lies buried in the mud that ought to have been scraped up. What has become of this scraper, however, is not known with certainty. Per- haps it and the Rural Sanitary Inspector will be found together somewhere.—Yours very respectmuy^ j0^ES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. When Sankey and Moody were going from town to town some two years ago, a religious revival sprang up, amoDg other places at Aberystwyth. There was a great shaking of ecclesiastical dry bones, and every day meet ings for prayer were held in the Corn Market. These meeting have been discontinue 1, but the reasons for their discontinuance are hard to find. There is still wickedness in the town, religious life is not dangerously vigorous any- where, and the ministers of the different sects would be none the worse for a daily meeting for religious exercises. There is only one thing that abides, and that is a keen scent for heterodoxy. Those who smiled at the eager zeal of the Aberystwyth revivalists and declined to work them- selves into an excited state were branded as worse than the infidel. The world still needs reform my dear bre- thren, and you ought not to slacken in your efforts. There is as much reason to day for supplication as there was two years ago. How do all the ministers dispose of the time they spent in week-day serves two years ago? Have the services been discontinued Decause they ure no longer fashionable, or has the short lived zeal spent itself. What enthusiasm a minister or clergyman would create in the town and district who worked and spoke and lived as if he really believed the world needed saving and that he was commissioned with a saving message. MUCH ABUSED PEOPLE. One of the most bitter and constant complaints of tradesmen is that they cannot get in their accounts. Now there is a class of people who pay ready money and these are depended upon by tradesmen to enable them to carry on business. Here is a letter from one who used to be a ready money customer Dear Sir,—I saw in your last letter that you sarcastically observed that tradesmen are going to give their ready-money customers ï per cent. discount on their purchases. I always paid ready money until recently, but as I could get no advantage by parting with mymoney promptly, I have adopted another system which for the benefit of my brethren in distress I will very briefly explain. I used to spend £ 200 per annum in ready money and, of course, got no discount for it. NVorse than that I found in summer that I had to pay advanced prices, which my neighbours who were deeply in debt never paid. To complete my unfortunate position I found that I was not treated with bplf the respect that was accorded to my neighbours who only paid when the tradesmen positively refused to supply additional goods. I have at last hit cm a dodge by which I keep the tradesman respectful, and at the same time put in my r>cket £ 20 or £ 25 per annum. In four or five years expect I shall be making at least £ 50 a year out of the tradesmen. Instead of paying ready money I now go for for credit, and bank the money until it reaches E100. I then invest in banks, railways, &c.. at five or six per cent. I am now about two years' income in debt, and am receiving about £20 in interest. When a tradesman be- comes very impatient I pay him, and then get the debt up again as soon as possible. In this way I compel the tradesmen to give me discount. In a word, inste td of paying ready money I now pay once in two years, and pocket the interest. As soon as my debts amount to £ 1,000 I shall be receiving C50 a year in interest, and I shall be able to keep a horse, or footman, or some other luxury that was altogether out of my reach when I paid ready money. The plan is a simple one, and one that pleases tradesmen, for they are now far more eager to serve me than when I owed them nothing.—Yours, WIDE AWAKE. My correspondent has evidently reduced the credit sys- tern to his own ends with a vengeance. There is no sense in paying a shilling for tenpenny articles, and twenty- four shillings for things worth a pound. One may have great affection for the tradesmen of a town, but it is not possible to manifest that affection by paying more for goods than they are worth. It is very kind of shopkeepers to make credit trade profitable, by bleeding ready-money customers, but the ready-money customers are getting tired of the performance, and will imitate the example of "Wide Awake." WARLIKE. At a watering place not a great distance from my bit of a place on the coast it was decided some time ago to es- tablish a volunteer corps. No sooner said than done. The inhabitants, filled with military ardour, rushed to the standard and "the sun of England's glory began at once to shine in all its splendour. The military flame spread like daylight, until the ranks were filled with noble sons of a noble race. The captain felt he had not lived in vain, and wrote something in this style to the Secretary for War "Dear Sir,—Wales overflows with patriotism, and her sons are filled with military zeal. We have formed a volunteer corps, and now place our services at the disposal of Her Majesty.—Yours, &c., THE CAPTAIN." This letter was followed by a lot of questions respecting the force, &c. Ultimately the captain received a letter something in this style "Sir,—Your corps won't do. We will have nothing to do with it.—Yours, for the MINISTER FOR WAR." The mad rage of the corps was a sight to see. The captain waved his sword, called upon the corps to turn Liberals, and to become Peace-at-any-price men. They gave three cheers, and immediately sent the cap round for subscriptions in aid of the Peace Society. Several of the more disgusted members vowed they would turn their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning- hooks, only they had no swords or spears. It is now all over with wilitaryism at the watering place I here refer to, and the protection of our great empire will have to be managed without the assistance of this body. The Coast. PERRY WINKLE.
GOGINAN. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Sunday night, December 1. Mrs. Mary Edwards, the wife of Mr. James Edwards, Blaen- dyffryn, near Goginan, died very suddenly. The deceased had eaten a hearty supper before retiring to rest. About twelve o'clock she was beard to groan twice, and shortly afterwards she died.
ABERYSTWYTH. THE SIGHT SCHOOL.—The short lectures at the night school were commenced last Friday night, when Mr. Gibson gave a summary of the life of James Hogg, the Ettrick" Shepherd. The attendance of pupils i3 very satisfactory. ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH. The Rev. Scandrett Edwardes, headmaster of the Lampeter Grammar School, preached at St. Michael's Church last Sunday, December 1st. The offertory was devoted for the Home Missions. WELSH CALVINISTIC METHODISTS.—The congregation worshiping in Tabernacle Chapel, are about to rebuild the chapel in Mill-street. It is, we understand, intended to reverse the entrance, in order to obtain schools under the chapel. NARROW EscAPE.-On Monday, December 2, as Col. Holford's servant was riding one horse and leading another to the stable behind Laura Place, and when near Mr. Morgan, stationer's shop in Pier-street, the horse on which the man was riding reared, and overbalancing itself fell backwards. The rider fell with the horse, and only narrowly escaped being crashed s«riously by it. ENTERTAINMENT.—This (Friday) evening the first of a series of popular entertainments will be given at the Qaeen's Hotel Assembly Rooms, which has been kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Palmer. The Rev. Canon Philips will be chairman, and the proceeds will be devoted to the National Schools fund. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Wednesday, December 4, no cases were heard at these sessions. Several of the tenants of Gogerddan were summoned for improvement rates, which they declined to pay, as a protest against the neglect they experience from the town authorities. The dust cart never visits this part of the town, there are no lamps, and in fact, these inhabitants see ne official except the rate' collector. In law of course, they are liable, but in common justice the tenants of Gogerddan should receive a little more attention. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY, DEC. 2ND.— Present: Mr. H. C. Fryer, chairman, Mr. Morris Davies, vice-chairman, the Rev. W. Davies, Messrs. Edward Hamer, John Jones, Tre'rddol, John Jenkins, Isaac Williams, Griffith Morgan, William Jones, James James, John Paull. John Edwards, David Jones, Rest, John Rowlands, Hugh Jones, 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, 4s to 209 paupers; Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn dis- tric. "J- Mr. John Jones, £ 63 5s. 6d., to 274 paupers, and liar Strict, per Mr. Joseph Morgan, £ 51 7s. 6d., to 209 paup<l Number in the house 12, last year, same period, & • v jj-ant? relieved 50, last year 47. Balance in the bajra^The Chairman read a letter from Capt. Fv Calr(^% £ Brecon, saying that the War Depart- ment clav d • its property the whole of the piping which c°K the water from the cistern behind the Workhousel j5arracks as a part of the Barracks handed ove^ that Department by the county authori- dirk was directed to write in reply stating fcty authorities disclaimed any ownership Wonstedto tht Board of Guardians considered that they the abound, antf nion, seeing that they were fixtures in Timodation. '.at no payment had been made for ac- TOWN COUNCIL, TUESDAY, DBC. 3.—Present: Mr. I). Roberts, mayor, Alderman Thomas Jones and John Watkins, Councillors John Jones, Bridge End, Peter Jones, Edward Humphreys, Isaac Morgan, J. J. Griffith, John Jenkins, T. D. Harries, T. Griffiths, J. R. Jones, John James, and J. W. Thomas. Mr. W. H. Thomas, town clerk, Air. D. Lloyd, Mr. David Jones. borough accountants, Mr. Rees Jones, surveyor, and Morris Jones, medical officer. INTEREST. On the motion of Mr. ISAAC MORGAN, seconded by Alderman WATKINS, and on the proposal of Mr. E. HUMPHREYS, seconded by Mr. ISAAC MORGAN, it was agreed to pay interest on £500, and also on 22,OW. RRPORT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. Mr. JOHN JONES, convener of the Public Works Com- mittee reported as follows A meeting of the Public Works Committee was held on Victoria Terrace on November 21, present Messrs. Thomas Jones, John Watkins. J. Jenkins, J. Griffiths, J. Jones, Bridge-end, convener, R. Jones, and Jesse Morgan. Victoria Terrace Drain.—The Surveyor reports that tl.e pipe drain in Victoria Terrace is considerably filled, and that the water enquirers the sea will with a view of remedying it. as well HS relieving the culvert, it is recommended that the pipes be re'aifl anil jointed with cement. The committee ordered the surveyor to prepare an estimate of the exreises to do the work from the north end of Victoria Terrace to Evelyn House. Watrr Drain on Marine Terrace.— It is recommended that a 4in. an,1 6in. drain he laid from No. 56, Marine Terrace to the sewer in Queen's-road, to carry off the rain water frum this part. A meeting was also held by the South Turnpike Gate on the 23rd November, present Messrs. D. Roberts, Mayor, Thomas Jones, John Watkins. and J. J. Griffiths, T. D. Htrries, J. Jones, TSridere-end, convener, and Rees -Tones, surveyor. Supplying Penparke with Water.- The Committee visited the spring: in a field opnosite the south turnpike gate, also three springs on the Devil's Bridge road, as well as one in a field tl the west of Penuarke. with a view of supplying the village with a constant supply of water. From observation, however, as well as from the testimony of old inhabitants, your Committee consider the supply too small for the requirements of Pen- parke. We therefore do not recommend any outlay upou these sources. Drainage at Trefechan.—Yom Committee visited the stand- post opposite the Black Lion, Trefechan, and have instructed vour Surveyor to prepare a plan, with estimate of cost. of makinsr a drain from the brewery storehouse to a point below the Uridee. A meeting of the Committee was held at the Surveyor's office on the 26th November, present Messrs. D. Roberts, mayor, John Watkins, Ed. Humphreys, J. Jones, Bridge-end, convener, JIIKI Rees Jones. Town Batid.-It is recommended that the Town Clerk lie in- structed to write to Messrs. Waters and Adie, asking for infor- mation as to the time and hours they propose playing in public, and also to name the different places, and the hours for each. Castle Walk.The Surveyor was instructed to order the Castle keeper to pick up and remove all stones now projecting from the ground on the Castle walks, and also to cart and lay down uravel on the walks. Railic(til Terrace Culvert.— Complaints have been made by Messrs. Roberts and Sons that in heavy floods water percolates through the culvert wall into their field opposite Railway-ter- race the Surveyor was ordered to point the wall as soon as the water in the culvert becomes sufficiently low. A meeting of the Committee was held at the Surveyor's office on the 29th November, present: Messrs. D. Roberts, John Watkins, John James, J. Jenkins, J. J. Griffiths, J. Jones, Bridgn-end, convener, and Rees Jones, surveyor. Trefechan and Marine Terrace.—The Surveyor having sub- mitted plans and estimates for making a now drain at Tre- fechan. and relaying the drain pipes on Victoria-terrace, as or- dered by your Committee at their meetings on the 21st and 26th Nov., your Committee recommend the adoption of the resolu- tion, and to carry out the works without delay. The SURVEYOR stated that the work of relaying the pipes near the end of the Terrace, would cost about £41. The work was necessary. It was, therefore, agreed to have the work done by con tract, as well as the surface drain on Marine-terrace. The question of supplying water to Penparke was de- ferred. The SURVEYOR stated that he proposed to lay down a 12-inch pipe on one side of the street at Trefechan, and a 9-inch pipe on the other, and that the total cost would bd £1>6. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN said it was a very useful report, but he doubted whether the incidental" provision in the esti- mate would bear it. It having been ascertained that there was no money, it was agreed, on the motion of Mr. JOHN JAMES, seconded by Mr. ISAAC MORGAN, to do the work in February, and that the expense should be included in the March rate. The TOWN CLERK and Alderman JONES suggested that a committee should draw up a programme, and ask the town band to adhere to it. Alderman WATKINS said the committee were desirous that the band should in future play on the Castle. Mr. PETER JONES called attention to the resolution of the last meeting by which the subject was referred to a committee then appointed. He was, therefore, surprised to see that the Public Works Committee had taken up the subject. Mr. JOHN JONES replied that the committee were quite welcome to the subject. Mr. ISSAAC MORGAN proposed that the matter should be a^ain referred to the committee, and it was agreed to. °The paragraph, referring to the gravelling of the Castle Ground Walks, was agreed to, and it WM resolved to defer the question of pointing the wall on Railway-terrace. PLANS. The SURVEYOR presented plans of two houses proposed to be erected by Mr. Richard Hughes, grocer, in Mill- street, near Mr. David Ellis's house. FINANCK COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr JAMES said before he read the Finance Committee's report he should like to ask if the lessee of the slaughter- house could sub-let it. The Towx CLERK replied that he thought not. Mr. JAMES added that the slaughter-house had recently 7 been kept in a most shameful state, that the butchers complained greatly about it, and stated that they could get no hot water when they killed pigs there. The SURVEYOR replied that he had served a notice upon the lessee to remove manure, and it was now removed daily. The place was kept much cleaner now than when Mr. Hughes had it to look after. Mr. PETER JONES said it was quite possible that some of the butchers were hunting for excused to keep away from the slaughter house. He thought that if the butchers had any complaint to make, they should do so to the Inspector, who could then get the lessee to remedy the complaints, or acquaint the convener of the committee of what was wanted to be done. Mr. JAMES thought the Inspector should visit the slaughter house daily. Mr, JAIES then proceeded to read the following report on behalf of the Finance Committee Gelitl,lueri,-A meeting of this committee was held at the Corporation Office on Friday, 2'Jth November, present, Messrs. John Watkins, Peter Jones, J. li. Jones, J. W. Thomas, John James convener, David Jones, borough accountant, and Rees Jones, surveyor. Workmen's ;Vages.-This matter, which was referred to your Committee at the last Council meeting, was fully gone into, dis- cussed, and considered. It was resolved that, having regard to the present value of manual labour in the town and neighbour- hood, and the general depression of trade, your Committee can- not but recommend that the wages per day of the several classes of workmen in your Council's employ be reduced as follows :— Masons from 4s. 6d. to 3s. 9d., carpenters from 4s. to 3s. 9d., labourers from 3s. to 2s. 6d., scavengers from 3s. to 2s. 6d., lamplighters from 12s. to 10s. per week, castle keepers from 10s. to 7s. Gd. per week, and stonebreakers from 2s. 9d. to 2s. 6.1. per cubic yard, assistant turncock from £:1 to 13s. per week, and enginemen from 19s. 6d, to 18s. per weeK, this reduction to commence en the 29tli November. Harbour Works.—Both the question of ways and means, and the suspension not long ago of operations at the Ystrad Meurig (Quarry, having had the thoughtful consideration of your Com- mittee, they are of opinion that to proceed with these works under the circumstances would be impracticable as well as in- judicious, and, therefore, we recommend that the entire works be stopped forthwith. Stables.-Your Committee recommend, subject to the legality of the transaction, that the stables owned by your Council, situate in Cambrian Place, be sold in its present state, and that a lease for seventy-five years be granted to the purchasers at an annual ground rent according to the scale fixed for that street, the sum thus realized to he applied towards reducing the amount which would have to be borrowed for the erection of new stables on Morfa Mawr. Mr. PETER JONES said he had been considering the question of the sale of the stables, and he thought that a clause must be inserted in the conditions of sale that the purchaser must erect new buildings on the site in two or three years, or else the Council could not grant a lease for 75 years. He suggested that the subject should be de- ferred to enable the Town Clerk to look into the legal bearing of this question. The suggestion was adopted. Dr. HARRIES said that at present the gas, which was now really good, had to burn in the darkness, owing to the filthy state of the public lamps. The question was whether the Council could expect the lamplighters to do the work for 10s. a week. Mr. PETER JONES replied that the lamplighters worked under the supervision of the Surveyor, and if they would not keep the lamps clean after he called attention to the matter he could have the men dismissed. It was ultimately agreed that the wages were adequate, for the men could do other things in the day. It was also resolved to call upon them to keep the lamps clean. Alderman WATKINS suggested that the Harbour Com- mittee should visit the harbour before the works were suspended but on the motion of Mr. JAMES, seconded by Dr. HARRIES, it was agreed to suspend the works at once, it being understood that the Harbour Committee could do what works will be absolutely necessary in the future. RATE. A general district rate of Is. 3d. in the pound was signed. TREES. Dr. HARRIES, in introducing the subject of planting trees in North Parade, Castle Grounds, and other places, said to enter into a discussion of the subject chemically and physiologically-would occupy an hour. Trees purified the air, and they were also ornamental. He was not going to move a resolution, but ask the Council to carry out the order already on the books concerning the planting of trees. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN supported the proposition, and it was agreed, after discussion, that trees should be planted, and that Dr. Harries, Mr. Isaac Morgan, Mr. Peter Jones, should form a committee to confer with the ceme- tery keeper, Mr. Evan James, on the choice of trees, and then purchase. MORTGAGES. The Council then proceeded to execute a mortgage to the Rev. D. J. Jones, clerk, for securing the sum of 500, to be applied in discharging the mortgage for the same amount, due to Mr. D. Williams, of Pateley Bridge. To discharge a mortgage given to the late Mr. John Davies, of Bow-street, deceased, for the sum of 1:1,000, being No. 8 on the Register, by executing fresh mortgages for that amount, at interest at £ 4 per cent, per annum, in the fol- lowing proportions, viz., Mr. William Richards, of Fron- deg, farmer, for the sum of £ 500 Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, of the same place, widow, for £ 300; and Mr. David Edwards, of Tre'rddol, shopkeeper, for the sum of t200, To discharge a mortgage given to Mr3. Mary Ann Free- man for the sum of £ 200, being No. 24 on the Register, by executing a fresh mortgage for that amount to Mr. David Jones, borough accountant, at £4 per cent. per annum in- terest. To discharge another mortgage given to the said Mrs. Freeman for the sum of t500, by executing a fresh mortgage to her for securing the sum of C400 at S4 per cent. per annum interest; and granting another mortgage for securing 2100 to the Rev. John Rees, of Maesbangor Cottage, at the like interest. To discharge a mortgage given to Mr. William Jones, of Machynlleth, draper, for the sum of £ SOO, being No. 9 on the Register, by execut- ing fresh mortgages to him in lieu thereof, for the sums of JS500 and t300 respectively, at £4 per cent, per annum interest. On the motion of Mr. PETER JONES, seconded by Mr. JAMES, it was agreed to order the treasurer to pay the several mortgagees who required to be paid off the principal moneys due to them respectively, and the interest due up to the time of payment. The Towx CLERK having stated that the subject was only put on the agenda paper as a precautionary measure, it was agreed to defer giving directions to the Borough Treasurer to apply the whole or some part of the reserve fund, now invested in consols, towards paying off some, or one, of the mortgagees who have received notices to that effect. Mr. JAMES, referring to the reduced rate of interest which the town now pays, said the saving would amount to almost a halfpenny rate, THE WATER SUPPLY QUESTION. The MAYOR said the next question was to consider any claim which may be made by Messrs. Taylor and Sons and Captain Kitto, to the use of water in the Melindwr Valley, intended to be taken for supplying the town. In answer to Dr. HARRIES, The MAYOR said he had had no communication with Mr. Taylor, and could not, therefore, say what his claim would be. Dr. HARRIES said he could tell the Council what claim Captain Kitto made. He wanted a supply of 119,000 gallons of water during dry weather. Now he (Dr. Harries) had been up to Nantyarian, and had come to the conclusion that the Surveyor's gaugings of Nantyariall water were not correct. He (the speaker) deducted 30,000 gallons from the total quantity gauged, as that quantity was contaminated by the water which came down from the farm yard. There was then left 212,000 gallons of Nantyarian water, which, added to 354,716 of Troedyrhiw water made up a total of 566,716 gallons. Now, in order to supply 119,000 gallons to Captain Kitto's mine during dry weather, he estimated that the Council would have to store 9,000,000 gallons, for he estimated that the total average yield during six months of the year would be 500,000 gallons, three months 400,000 gallons, and three months 300,000. He had been given to under- stand that no scheme would be allowed by which the Council could not supply 400,000 gallons daily to the town. It was therefore impossible to provide Captain Kitto with the 119,000 gallons, and supply the town out of the store, and therefore he suggested that the spring water should be all secured for the use of the town, and that the Council should, at a cost of between C700 and £ 800 bring water down for Captain Kitto from Crymnant Mawr, where there was a supply of 42,000 gallons. He thought the former scheme was laid before the Com- missioners in a very loose way, and he hoped that the Council would now fully inform themselves of what was necessary, and bring the water scheme to maturity as soon as possible, so as not to be another twenty years about it. If Messrs. Taylor claimed a supply of water the Council could bring down enough for 4:800 to supply them and Captain Kitto as well. Mr. JAMES did not see how the Council could come to a satisfactory conclusion about the subject without visiting the sources and the place in a body. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN considered Mr. James's suggestion of no good whatever. The first thing for the Council to do was to get an answer from Messrs. Taylor respecting their claims. After a long conversation respecting the mining com- panies, and their claims, it was agreed on the motion of Air. JAMES, seconded by Mr. PETER JONES, that the Town Clerk should write to Messrs. Taylor and Sons and Capt. Kitto asking what claims the companies made, and re- questing a reply as soon as possible. ANALYSIS. Mr. MORRIS JONES, the medical officer, read the result of the analysis of Nantyarian water, a copy of which ap- peared in the Cambrian News last week, Mr. PETER JONES, referring to Dr. Harries's remarks about the impure water from the farm yard, said that a very small quantity of water came down in the dry months, from which time Dr. Harries had taken his figures as to the gauging. The obnoxious water could, of course, be diverted. Dr. HARRIES remarked that if the Nantyaria* water when the farm water entered it was so good as the report showed, what would it be when the dirty water was turned away ? It was then decided to defer the employment of an en- gineer to prepare plans, &c., for the supply of 400,000 gal- ions daily to the town until it were known what claims the mine companies made. THE COAL YARD. The MAYOR said the next subject was to direct enquiries to be made as to an alleged encroachment on the part of the street adjoining the coal yard and premises in Tre- fechan by the lessee tiiereof, and to determine whether any and what steps should be taken by the Council in reference thereto. Dr. HARRIES said-This is a question which I have put upon the agenda paper not from any ill-feeling towards the offender, for he is an offender, a large offender, but from a sense of duty. I have brought it forward at the request of a numerous body of ratepayers. They grumble frightfully. Several arguments have been advanced. One encroachment is the parapet obstructing the road leading down to the harbour. No doubt this parapet is ornamental, and I don't see that it obstructs the road in any way. An argument has- been brought forward that two carts or waggons could pass at one time, but they cannot now. That, however, does not touch the legality or illegality of the question. The Tower of Babel was very likely ornamental, but it was against the law and it had to come down. I can build a house on Mr. Morgan's land and it might be ornamental, but if it is illegal down it must come. The question of encroachment, if it is an en- croachment, is a very serious offence. It has been brought forward in favour of the lessee that there was formerly a path, and that this parapet affords a means of ingress and egress for the people there. But if it covers the old path you come to a drop, and down you go and break your neck. The old harbour road was originally 16 ft. wide, and now it is only 12 ft. This parapet is 64 ft. long, and 7 ft. wide. The gentleman who is alleged to have made this encroachment holds the highest po-ition on the committee, which has to do with this matter, and as such has a certain amount of power. The question then, is, has that committee winked at these proceedings? If they have, then they are not tit and proper persons to make this enquiry. If they have watched these proceedings serenely and quietly, they are not fit and proper members. The coal yard measures from one side to the other, 135 feet at the end, 135 feet in the middle, and 103 feet at the street end, making a mean width of 120 feet. That was no encroachment, but from the street at Trefechan towards the sea it measures on one side 197 ft., and on the other 198. Originally it was 180 on both sides. So that there is an encroachment of 17 ft. towards the street, and 64 ft. by 7 towards the road leading down to the harbour. What 1 wish to be done is that a thorough enquiry should be made into the matter by a select committee, and not by the Public Works Com- mittee who may have watched the thing go on from the foundation-stone to the end. In order to save any un- pleasantness and discussion I propose to make the enquiry at once. The lessee cannot be heard as he is in the posi- tion of an offender. Mr. ISAAC AloRGAs-I gave notice at the last meeting that 1 would that day month bring forward the way and the manner that lease has been executed to Mr. J ones whether it was legally or illegally done. If it be re- voked, this matter of the encroachment will be at an end; and 1 wish Mr. Atwood to be present at the next meeting to answer certain questions. Mr. T. Griffiths-If there is an encroachment, Mr. Mayor, I should like to know from the Surveyor how lie winked over it ? The MAYOR—Because I cannot tell you that there has been an encroachment yet. Mr. J. W. THOMAS—Your must find out first of all whether there has been au encroachment or not. Mr. PETER JONES—It seems to me that you are passing sentence before you have heard the evidence. Mr. J. W. THOMAS—In justice to Mr. Jones you must not go into side issues. Air. PETER J oNEs-I don't understand that the convener of a committee has the power, which has been said he has, of influencing the members. A certain statement has been made as to the quantity of land. [Mr. Morgan here spoke to the Mayor.] I think I ought to be allowed to go on with my remarks. Air. Jones has the lease, and you can see it. I think you will find by referring to it that the frontage towards the street is 110 feet, and the way it was fixed was this. There used to be three or four boundary stones there defining the limits, and from the outer corner of the one to the other one opposite the frontage is 110, and it is so marked upon the lease. Now the measurement of the front wall is 102 feet, therefore the lease gives 8ft. outside. That is according to the plan upon the present lease, and, as I understand it, the measurement was fixed upon according to the boundary stone, and the reason the extreme limit was not enclosed by the wall was because, having a weigh bridge, it was necessary to take carts and waggons along there. I think there has been no encroachment. Dr. HARRIES—I said there was no encroachment front- ing Trefechan, but there is the 174 feet wide by 135 feet long in the other direction. Mr. PETER JO-NES-What I see marked here is this The frontage at Trefechan is 110 feet. If he is entitled to 110 feet, which he is granted by this lease, he has got eight feet to take from there down to the door of this house, because the frontage at present is only 102 feet. He has taken 7 feet, and is still within the limit allowed by his lease. Dr. HARRIES—Can you take it out of the public road I will produce the original lease. Air. ISAAC MORGAN—I never heard of such a thing in the whole of my career. (Laughter,) If I get a lease on the other side, and take as much of the road as he has done, there will be no road left. Dr. HARRIES—Not an ounce. Mr. PETER JONES—Air. Morgan has, perhaps, forgotten the fact of the road at midway on the way to Llanbadarn. If the town took as much as he has taken, at that place, there would be no road left. (Laughter and stamping of the feet.) Mr. ISAAC MORGAN, warmly-I cannot sit down and hear a man make a false ireport. It is not true. He doesn't know anything of the facts respecting the pro- perty the town purchased from Nanteos. That road is a private road between Mr. Hughes and myself. Even the Town Council trespassed when they put a gate there. The deed is to be shown, and the road is mine. Only Mr. Hughes has a right over a portion of the road, and the town has nothing to do with it. If Mr. Jones only will take trouble to look into the deed of the Corporation, he will find that he has made a false statement, which a member of the Council should not make. The road be- longs to me and Mr. Hughes entirely. The road to the town is by the tanners. I am surprised that any person should be guilty of making such a false statement. Mr. JOHN JONES-Will you allow me to say a few words, because I am here, according to Dr. Harries, as an offender ? Dr. HARRIES objected. Mr. PETER JONEs-I don't think we should place Mr. Jones in a worse position than a ratepayer. Even a criminal is allowed to state the other side. Mr. Jones cannot vote or discuss the question, but he can place the question before you from his standpoint. Air. ISAAC MORGAN—It has been proposed to form, a committee, and I second it. Mr. JOHN JONES—I only wish to make a remark. The MAYOR-I think we may as a matter of courtesy allow Air. Jones to make his statement. Dr. HARRIES—I withdraw my objection. Air. JOHN JONES (who held in his hand the last lease)- I should like everything to be in public. I am not con- scious, although I appear here, as you have been told, as an offender, that I have taken one inch of ground. I be- lieve I have taken according to the lease, and can take a great deal more. It is not the road that has been taken in. For all I know it has been there for forty years. I had no hand in getting the lease or the measurements, and all I say is, let it not go out at any rate that I have taken one inch except what is on the plan, and this plan is my guarantee. I will abide by it. Alderman WATKI-NS-IS it according to the old lease ? Mr. JOHN Jo-NEs-I don't know anything at all about that. Alderman WATKINS—Has the old lease been surren- dered ? The TOWN CLERK-There has been no deed cf sur- render. Air. DAVID LLOYD read an extract showing that an old lease was surrendered, as a matter of course, on the grant of a new one. Dr. HARRIES stated that the old lease did not expire i until the 25th March, 1879. A committee was then named to enquire into the charge, but eventually the Council rose on the under- standing that any member could attend who cared to do so.
CARMARTHEN. IN RE THE lION. W. H. YELVERTON.—Jn the Court of Bankruptcy on Monday, December 2, an application was made in this case to register resolutions of creditors by which they accepted a composition of 10s. in the pound payable in one month after registration, in satisfaction of the debts. The debtor, who resided at Whitland Abbey, Carmarthen, and in South Kensington, recently presented a petition for liquidation, and it appeared that two state- ments of affairs had been produced, the one disclosing liabilities amounting to £7,565 and assets £6,962 and the other liabilities of about 25,200 and a surplus. On behalf of opposing creditors a subpoena had been served upon the debtor requiring him to attend for examination, but he did not appear in consequence of illness, and a medical certificate was produced. Mr. Finlay Knight appeared in support of the application. Mr. Montagu, for the opposing creditors, referred to the figures of the accounts and contended that the debtor was in a position to pay his creditors 20s. in the pound, and that the proposed composition was manifestly unreasonable. The Registrar intimated that as the creditors had adopted the accounts, he could not entertain any question as to their sufficiency. The Chairman of the meeting was examined, and his evidence went to show that the affairs of the debtor had been fully investigated. Mr. Registrar Pepys, at the close of the discussion, disallowed the objections and directed the resolutions to be registered. Application granted. THE COFFEE TAVERN MOVEMENT.—The present Vicar of Carmarthen (the Rev. D. Pugh Evans) has done much in a very short time towards improving the social condition of the people. He has established a coffee-slail in the market, and a coffee tavern in the town. On Monday, December 2, the large club-room of the tavern was opened, and a supper, at which some 200 sat down, took place. The Vicar was in the chair, and was supported by Alder- man W. De G. Warren, Alderman Thomas, and some of the leading magistrates of the town and county. It has been said that the movement was sectarian, but the presence of leading Churchmen and Nonconformists at the supper showed that such an assertion was a calumny. The town now possesses a literary and scientific institution, a working-man s reading room in Priory-street, and a coffee tavern, so that the wants of the town with respect to rational means of amusement in the evening may be said to have been partly met. It is proposed to purchase a building and conduct the coffee tavern movement on a larger scale when the funds, which are coming in freely, are adequate.
LAMPETER. SCHOOL BOARD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29.—Present: Mr. John Fowden (presiding chairman), the lev. Joseph Jones, Mr. W. B. Price, and Mr. Thomas Lloyd, clerk. Death of the Chairman.-On the proposal cf the Rev. J. Jones, seconded by Mr. W. B. Price, it was resolved, That this meeting are desirous of expressing their great regret at the loss which the Board had sustained by the lamented death of their respected chairman, the Very Rev. LI. Lewellin, D.C.L., as well as its sympathy with the relations and friends of the deceased." The clerk was directed to record this resolution on the minute-book of the Board. Infant School.-A plan of the proposed site, with the report of the architect thereon, was laid before the Board. The architect stated that he was of opinion that the Educa- tion Department would not approve of the site, as it was too narrow. It was therefore resolved that another at- tempt should be made to procure a larger site.—Mr. Williams, the district inspector of schools, attended the meeting for the purpose of ascertaining the intentions of the Board with regard to the new infant school.—The Chairman having explained to him the Board's position, Mr. Williams urged upon the Board the advisability of getting a large site, as he said he felt sure the Board would, in a short time, have to provide a girl's school in the town.—The Board concurred with Mr. Williams, but pointed out to him that they had so far failed entirely to obtain a proper site, as the proprietors of the Petorwell estate would not sell any suitable site. Absentees,—Mr. Fowden produced a list of several children in the Board's district who did not attend any school, and the Clerk was directed to give notice to the parents that they must send their children to school, other- wise they would be summoned for their neglect. Attendance Officer.-The Rev. J. Jones gave notice that at the next meeting of the Board he would propose that an attendance officer be appointed. Pupil Teachers.—Resolved, that the pupil teachers be allowed 10s. a year for candles used whilst receiving in- struction from the principal teacher. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, FRIDAY, Nov. 2:ITH.-Present: Mr. William Jones, Llwyriygroes, chairman, the Rev. R. Jen- kins and Mr. Lewis Davies, vice-chairmen, Messrs. Joseph Morgan, Lampeter, Evan Jones, Llanfair Clydogau, David Daviea and Thomas Jones. Llanwenoe. David Thomas. Lla.n- wnnen, Edward Evans, Xretilan, Daniel Jones, Llanfihangel- rhosycorn, and D. Lloyd, clerk. Out-iteli,f.-Out relief administered during the past fort- night—Lampeter district, per Mr. D. Parry, £43 12s. 10d., to 18 paupers, and Llanybyther district, per Mr. John Jones, £4. 5s. 2 £ d., to 18S paupers. The Workhouse Master.—The Clerk said he had received from the Local Government Board a form to be tilled up, in respect to the appointlllent of Workhouse master. Road Metal.-It was resolved that the stones broken by vagrants should be sold to the Lampeter Local Board, at such price as shall be determined upon by Mr. Samuel Evans, the highway surveyor. FUNERAL OF DR. LEWELLIN, DEAN OF ST. DAVIDS. On Saturday last the remains of Dr. Lewellin, Dean of St. David's, Principal of the College, and Vicar of Lampeter, were placed in the family vault just out- side the parish church. The day fixed for the funeral was an unfortunate one as regards the attendance of clergy, as many of them who live at a great distance from Lampeter would not have been able to get back to their parishes for service on Sunday. For instance, clergy from .ierionetlishire, Carnarvonshire, &c., would not have returned until Monday. Perhaps the difficulty the clergy would have to face in returning home was not remem- bered when the funeral was fixed for Saturday, but that difficulty was certainly sufficient to prevent many from being pr esent who might reasonably have desired to show the last mark of respect to one who had so long occupied a prominent prosition in the Church aud at the College. the day was more like one in early autumn than in mid winter. The air, it is true, was sharp with frost, but the sun shone brightly and tempered the cold in the middle of the day. The shops were closed, blinds were drawn, and everywhere there was an unusual stillness, as if something strange had happened. The removal of one so well known as the Dean brought death near even to those who seldom think of it except as a remote event, and groups of men and knots of children waited for the funeral procession, and while they waited talked of him with whom they had so long been familiar. In the well-kept College grounds clergymen, inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, were gathered, and within the quadrangle were students, professors, and others. The coffin, of polished oak with brass furniture, was removed a little after twelve from the late Dean's library, where the body had lain, to the vestibule near the College Chapel entrance. The brass plate on the coffin bore this inscription :—" Llewelyn Lewellin, born August 3rd, 1798, died November 25th, 1878." The remains were carried all the way, and no hatbands were worn. The College Chapel and St. Peter's Church were draped in black cloth. The day of the funeral was St. Andrew's Day, and a service was held in the College Chapel in the morning.. The procession took the following order :— Officiating Ministers. The tilergy. Students. The Vice-Principal and Professors. Other College Officials. The Bishop. Z E P6, Pall Bearers o Pall Bearers m ■ a t'i Mourners. Servants. Tradesmen and lithabitantg. &-c., &e. The pall bearers were Capt. Vaughan, Brynog, Mr. William Jones, Llwyuygroes, Air. T. H. R. Hughes, Neuadd Fawr, Mr. J. Harford, Falcondale, Vice- Principal Davies, ex-Professor J. Matthews, the Rev. Canon Phillips, and the Rev. J. Sennett. The relatives of the late Dean present were the Rev. E. Ll. Lewellin, Mr. B. Lloyd, Mr. G. Lewellin, Mr. J. Lloyd, the Rev. W. Nares, and the Rev. O. A. Narea. Before entering the church the choir sang from Hymns Ancient and Modern"— Lead kindly light. The procession was met at the church gates by Pro- fessor Edmondes, the Rev. Scandrett Edwardes, senior curate the latter of whom read the opening sentences. Professor Edmondes read the lessons in English. The 39th psalm was sung, and also the hymn 290. Fy enaid clyw angelaidd don yr chwyddo." Mr. D. A. Row- lands, organist, presided at the harmonium, and as the funeral procession left the church, played the Dead March in Saul." The bishop of St. David's read the ser- vice at the grave. After another hymn had been sung, the Bishop pronounced the benediction. Many of the crowd which filled the church and thronged the churchyard, then took a last look at the coffin, on which were placed wreaths and a cross of beautiful white flowers, sent by Mrs. A. A. Nares and Mrs. Harford, of Falcondale, Lampeter. _i -v Among those present were the Bishop of bt. i^avici s, Professor Davey, Vice Principal, Professor Edmondes, Professor Lias, Professor Hughes, Professor Scott, the Rev. Scandrett Edwardes, senior curate, Lampeter, the Rev. Canon Phillips, Aberystwyth, the Rev. J. J. Grif- fiths, Llanilar, the Rev. Evan Jones, M.A., B.D., Lam- peter, the Rev. O. Davies, Tregaron, the Rev. T. Jones, Newcastle Emlyn, the Rev. J. Jones, Llanfihangel-ar- arth, the Rev. Joseph Jones, Priory, Lampeter, the Rev. J. Jones, vicar of Eglwys Wrw, the Rev. Lewis T. Rowland, Llanddewi Brefi, the Rev. Canon Lewis, St. David's, the Rev. W. O. Evans, Aberaeron, the Rev. J. Matthews, Llandysilio, Alontgomeryshire, the Rev. Henry Jones, Llanybyther, the Rev. W. Williams, Nantcwnlle, the Rev. Evan Evans, Llangeitho, the Rev. William Herbert, Llansantffraid, the J* Williams, Llangeler, the Rev. T. Taylor Evans, Burnley, Lancashire, the Rev. David Atoms, bilian, the Rev. T. Jones, curate, Lampeter, the Rev. James Jones, rector of Cellan, the Rev. Charles Chidlow, Cayo, the Rev. D. Rees, Talley, the Rev. 1). R. Williams, Calvinistic Methodist minister, the Rev. Mr. Evans, Llangybi, the Rev. J. Marsden, Llanllwch, the Rev. Lewis Price, Llandilo, the Rev. E. Jones, Ty- glyn, the Rev. D. Evans, Pencarreg,;Lthe Rev. J. Morris, Cayo, the Rev. J. Jones, head master of Ystrad Aleurig School, Capt. Vaughan, Brynog, Messrs. J. Harford, Falcondale, Win. Jones, Llwynygroes, T. H. R. Hughes, Neuadd Fawr, Evans, Myrtle Hill, D. Lloyd, solicitor, H. Owen, manager National Provincial Bank, J. Fowden, J. Griffiths, surgeon, Charles Lloyd, Waenifor, George Summerby, J. L. Hughes, National Provin- cial Bank, J. W. Evans, chemist, R. Evans, T. Lloyd Edwardes, solicitor, Thomas Evans, watchmaker, Jenkin Davis, H. Owen, stationmaster, J. Morgan, Inland Revenue officer, D. Lloyd, Dolgwm House, Rees Davies, Black Lion, S. Davies, Ben Davies, Castle Hotel, Win. Lloyd, draper, D. Long Price, solicitor, T. Lloyd, solici- tor, D. Jones, Old Bank, A. Hughes, schoolmaster, Chas. Millard. John Evans, Pontfaen, John Lloyd, James Jones, Thomas Davies, Brongest, Marsden, Dyffryn, &c. The undertaker, Mr. Edmunds, draper, Lampeter, carried out all the arrangements most satisfactorily.
LLANSAWEL. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, DEC. 3.—Before John Peel, Esq., and Major Jones. Liceming Case#.—John Davies, Lock and Key, was charged with keeping his house open during prohibited hours on the 17th November; T. D. Rees, of Velindre, was charged with being present at the Lock and Key. They were lined each 10s., and costs. -Willaw Abel, of Ram, was also charged with keeping his house open on the same day during prohibited hours, and David Davies, of Cwmann, and Rees Davies, of Cwmbedw, were charged with being present at the Ram at such time.—Mr. Thomas Lloyd, of Lampeter, appeared for defendants.—The cases were dismissed. Game Cases.-Daniel Evans, of Cayo, was charged with killing game on Sunday, and was fined £1, and costs.-Benjamin Evans, of Llancrwys, charged with aiding the last defendant, was fined £ 3, including costs. Ejectrn.ent.Mr. Thomas Lloyd, on behalf of Mr. William Evans, of Teivy Castle, applied for a warrant to eject one Owen Thomas from a house at Cwmann.-Granted.
WREXHAM. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting of this Board was held on Thursday, Nov. 28, Mr. A. W. Edwards presiding. The Clerk reported that several townships were in arrears of calls, and asked for permission to take proceedings against those parishes he might think fit. The application was granted. The Chaplain reported that on Nov. 27 the children of both schools were cate- chised, and examined in reading, writing, and arithmetic, the results being highly satisfactory. FUNERAL OF MR. WILLIAM ROWLAND.—The funeral of the late Mr. William Rowland, chemist, who died at his residence on Monday, Nov. 25, took place on the fol- lowing Friday, and was very largely attended. The de- ceased, who had been in ill-health during the past twelve months, had been a prominent member of the Council, and up to the last two years had been a member since its incorporation. He had been Mayor and Alderman, and had conducted the business of the Council with great effi- ciency. The funeral cortege left the deceased's residence in Wrexham Fechan, and proceeded to the new Cemetery, where the service was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. D. Howell.) ANNUAL MEETING OF THE VRON COLLIERY COMPANY.— On Thursday, Nov. 28, the annual general meeting of the shareholders of this company was held at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel. Air. Low, Chairman of the Directors, pre- sided. The directors' report recorded a further depression, instead of improvement in trade, orders for months past being exceedingly scarce in the market, and increased competition having consiùerably lowered prices. Every economy had been practised, and an examination of the balance sheet showed the affairs of the company to be in a satisfactory condition. The report also stated that the Talwrn Colliery had been purchased on fair and reasonable terms. Air. H. Humphreys was re-elected a director, and the auditor, Mr. R. Williams, was allowed S30 for his services during the past year. A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the business. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2.-Before S. Yorke, Esq., and W. Low, Esq. Charge if Assault.—Peter Mitchell, Holt, charged John Peake, of the same place, with an assault on November 2H.- Mr. Acton appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Jones for the defendant. Complainant said that on the day in question he went to a house near the defendant's about half-past nine in the mog. Witness, having caue to complain about some straw, which had been put in a stable of his, went to see about it, and was met by the defendant, who threw him en the ground, and struck him several times. The defendant was not provoked .in any way by complainant who only asked the people to re- move the straw as he thought the children might set the build- mg on fire. Mary Chadwick gave corroborative evidence.—For the defence a witness was examined who said that he saw the complainant strike the defendant. The assault originated through Mitchell refusing to leave the premises when asked to do so by the defendant.—The Bench dismissed the case. Drunkeriiiess OIL Licensed Premises.—V.C. Littlehales charged lucharu Y\ llliams, of the Huntro Arms, Brynibo, with having permitted drunkenness on Nov. 19th.—Mr. Ashton Bradley appeared for the owner of the property,—Complainant said he went to defendant s house at mid-day, and found two men from the neighbourhood in the house. One of them named Price was drunk, and the other man (Owen) was somewhat intoxicated. Later in the day witness went to the house and found Owens drunk and asleep in the kitchen. He only saw Owen supplied with beer at twelve o'clock, when he was comparatively sober. The house had hitherto been fairly well-conducted.—Mr. Bradley said they denied having supplied the men with drink when they were not sober. The defendant had a seven days' licence, but closed his house on Sundays.—The charge against the two men, Price and Owen, of being drunk on the premises, was then proceeded with. —The Bench lined Price, against whom there were former con- victions, IOs., and Ss. costs, Owen 5s., and 8s. costs and WiUi:uns, the landlord £ 1, and costs. Drunk and Disorderly, <fcc. —Elizabeth Hudson, for having been drunk and disorderly and soliciting prostitution in Johns- town, Rhos, was sentenced to one month's hard labour. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3. —Present Captain Griffith-Boscawen (in the chair), Mr. S. T. Baugh (vice-chairman), Captain Conran, Messrs. J. Burton, Ed. Evans, J. D. Beard, J. Milligan, C. E. Thornycioft, E. Woolrich, J. Daniel, W. Jones, Brynibo, and Gomer Roberts; Mr. J. O. Bury, clerk; Mr. W. H. Glennie, engineer, and Mr. Hugh Da.vies, inspector of nuisances. The Monthly Reports.—DT. Jones, Ruabon, reported as fol- io .vs Ty Newydd, Ruabon, 1st Dec. 1878. Whoopin-r Cough. —Several cases of a mild type in ditferent parts of the district. "Measles,—Several cases of a mild form under treatment. Diphtheria.—Several cases in the district, and one terminated fatally at Cefn. Scalatina.—This disease still continues in the district, and two cases have terminated fatally. Every precaution has been used to prevent the spreading of the disease. Births. -Twenty-one males and twenty-nine females, total fifty. "1Jeaths.-Th.e number of deaths registered was 31, of which 4 occurred in Ruabon district, 11 in Rhosymedre district, II in Rhosllanerchrugog district, 4 in Penycae district, and 2 in Et- bisto'jk." Dr. Davies reported that there was in his district an epidemic of scarlet fever, more particularly in the townships of Stansty, Gwersyllt, Brymbo, and Broughton, deaths having taken place in each of those places. The epidemic of typhoid fever at Com- mon Woo <1 and Holt had partly subsided, but there were several eases in other parts of the district, patricularly Broughton, most of them in an isolated form, but in one instance at Mount Pleasant, Moss, there were seven cases in one family. The cause of the fever in this instance he attributed to the deficient supply of water. The number of deaths which had taken place during the month was 49, giving a death-rate of 19"30 per 1000 per annum. The ^unitary Condition of Ilolt,.—In reply to the Clerk to the Wrexham Waterworks Company who wrote saying that for some time past the question of the water mains to Holt had en- gaged the attention of the directors, the Clerk to the -Bo;tr<1 was directed to acknowledge the receipt of the letter and to state that the Authority would compel the people to take the water where necessary. Loans.— The report of the Finance Committee respecting the notice tel he given to the Public Works Loan COUlmissioners was read. The Committee recommendelt that notice should be given for the following sums :-£3,700 for Ruabon, £4,500 for Stansty and Acton, £ 5,0J0 for .llrymho, allll £ 5,000 for Gwersyllt. The Chairman explained that they were not obliged to horrow these sums, but it was necessary to give notice in order to obtain the money if it was afterwards found necessary to carry out the works. Rhos and Cefn House, Draina[}e.lr. Glennie reported that during the past month there had been three houses connected in Rhes and one at Cefn, making the total connections at Rhos 341, and IiI) at Cefn. Polluted Wells.—The inspector of nuisances having reported that a well on the property belonging to a Mr. Dodd, at the Moss, Broughton, was polluted, also one at the side of a foot- path at Moss, and one at Coedpoeth, from which a family suffering from typhoid fever get their water and one at Erbi- stock, samples of the water, numbered respectively 1, 2, 3, and 4, were sent to the county analyst to be anatysed. Mr. Bancroft, returned the following report :—"No. lis slightly polluted with sewrage, and no (loubt in dry weather would becolIIlJ dangerous to drink. Nos. 2 and contain such an excess of chlorides as tló show pollution to a. large extent. Nt). 4, al:Üuugh not quite pure, iH free frolll the FoliatlOn of the other H;J.Ulf.lles, ami it wouitl be well to test thi w;ltp.r again inliry weather, when the water is low." The clerk was requested to write to the owners, calling their attention tu the state of the wells. State of Ruabon.— The following letter was re.HI :— Bodylltyn, 2nd December, 1873. "Dear Sir,- The gentlemen who have been deputed oy the ratepayers to form a Parochial Committee, to take into con- sidemtioll the question ùi draining llM1Jon village, met this morning and inspected the village. T11ey were very milch pleased with the improvements that have been made since they inspected the village in company with the Local Government Board Inspector, particularly with the alterations and improve- ments made at the twelve cottages called Paddock Row, where the inspector found fault with a little surface water standing here and there, through the pavement having become by wear and tear a little out of order. A back kitchen with a bed-room over it has been added to each cottage, and witll all tbe conveniences necessary for a working mnls cottage. A privy with a proper ash pit has been erected in the garden attached to each cottage for the accommo- dation of each family. A wall has been built for the gardens' fence in front of the cottages, and the roadway loetWtlCll the garden wall and the cottages gravelled, thereby giving the whole place a clean and neat appearance. A drain has also been m;ute to carry the slIrface water and the water on the roofs into tho river. The committee pronounced the improvement t\>\ the best that has ever been made in the village iÎ not in the whole parish. I believe the Inspector of Nuisances will be prepared to admit that these cottages are perfectly free from all nuisances, and nothing further required in the shape of drainage. Several of the cuttages facing those referred to above, on the opposite side of the brook, called Tanlan, have been ordered to be taken down, and those that are to remain to be repaired, and to be made, as far as practicable, with the same conveni- ences as the cottages in Paddock Row. This will reduce the number of houses and inhabitants in Tanlan considerably, and render it a minimum in any calculation for drainage, if necessary to take it into ahcount at all. InstructlOIl8 htve beeu given to build cottages in the spring at Teatham, and as soon as they are ready to be occupied the people who occupy cot- tages in Tanlan, that are condemned, will have the chance of becoming the occupiers of the new cottages at TeatL ini. Making permanent improvements uf thIS description tal, a long time to accomplish. "The Committee are of opinion that the little drainage iat goes into the brook cannot possibly do any injury with such j. ow of water to carry it away so rapidly through a plantation tth gravelly soil, for two miles, where neither man nor beast touch it, before it enters the river Dee. They consider the village cleaner and healthier than anv other village or haralet m the parish, and we have only to ex- amine the register of deaths to prove the latter to be perfectly correct. When people live in the village to be 87 gO and 97 years of age, we cannot otherwise than come to the conclusion that the air in Ruabon village is not contaminated with smells » ii. ar-f lnjurlous to healtn; then why should the Sanitary Authonty^ or any other Authority, be anxious to spend the ratepayers money to possibly bring to this healthy village the fevers that are now taxins' the skill of the medical gentlemen of this neighbourhood, where money,with no doubt the best inten- twns, has been lavishly expended to protect the health of the inhabitants. Why not wait a little time, and prove by ex- perience that the great sanitary rage will be for the benefit of the where the experiment has been tried, before f 1 the overburdened ratepayers with a still heavier "You will oblige me by reading this at the sanitary meeting to-morrow, as 1 am sorry I cannot be present, having an ap- pointment that cannot be put off at Machynlleth.—Yours, very D OWEN HUGHES. Comer Roberts, Esq., Tanyclawdd." Ins Chairman said that ae improvements had been, and were being, made in Ruabon, the clerk might write to the Local Government Board to the effect that under the circumstances the Au- thority did not feel disposed to take further action until the spring. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT, MO.VDAY, DECEMBER —Before the Mayor (Isaac Shone, Esq.), C.Hughes Esq., and T. C. Jones, Esq. A Llanfyllin Pedlar.- David Lloyd, pedlar's hawker, Llan- fyllin, was in custody, having been locked up on Saturday for using obscene language on the platform of the Great Western Railway Station.—Prisoner said he had been out in India, where he had an attack of sunstroke, and ever since a little drink got over him, and he had a little on Saturday, which made him quite drunk. He hoped they would look over it, be- cause he was never in front of a magistrate before.—Mr. Martin, stationmaster, said the prisoner became very abusive and struck one of the men. Fined 5s., and costs. Dancing Without Permission.—John Hughes, landlord of the King's Head, Bridge-street, was summoned for having dancing in his houi-e. Mr. Ashton Bradley appeared for the defendant. At the close of the case the Magistrates retired to consider their decision, and on returning to court the Mayor said they had decided that the case must be dismissed, but at the same time they were of opinion that morally Mr. Hughes was culpable. The evidence went very strongly to show that he had permitted dancing, and the police had done their duty in blinging the case forward. Another Dancing Case.—Ellen Birch, of the Elephant and Castlel was summoned for allowing dancing.—Inspector Lind- say saId that about a quarter to ten on Saturday evening he heard music and dancing in a room at the back of the Elephant and Castle.—The Mayor, addressing Mr. Birch, said there must be a conviction, but in consideration of her truthful statement, the Bench reduced the penaity one-fourth, and Slle was tined 10s., and costs.-?llrs. Birch then said she had spent a considerable sum in fitting up the room for dancing purposes, and as she had a large family she hoped the Bench would grant her a dancing licence.—Application refused.
BLACK PARK. PRIMITIVE AIETHODIST CHAPEL.—The choir gave the service of song, The Great Teacher," in aid of the funds of this place of worship, on Mouday, Nov. 18. Captain J. R. Barnes presided iu his usual agreeable manner, and he also gave the readings. 1r. John Roberts conducted the singing, and Mr. Charles Pugh presided at the har- monium, which was kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Newby. There was a good attendance. The singing and playing were excellent, and a very pleasant evening was spent. Votes of thanks to Captain Barnes, Mr. Nwby, Mr. Pugh, Mr. Roberts, and the choir, brought the meet- ing to a close.
FOOTBALL. /v-V" COLLEGE SECOND ELEVEN V. ARDWY.V. —The return match was played on Wednesday, December 4, and ended in another victory for Ardwyn by one goal to none. This—the only goal during the game—was obtained from a free-kick by A O Both sides played well, but the school teain was greatly superior in dribbling, which was invaluable to them against their heavier opponents. The teams were the same as on the last occasion SCAKLii-r RUNNERS v. IFION HEATH.-This match was played at Ifton Heath on Saturday, November 30, and resulted in a victory for the Scarlet Runners by six goals to none. CHIRK V. WREXHAM.—A match between these clubs was playe I on the ground of the former on Saturday, November 30 and after a well contested game ended in favour of Chirk by two goals to one. The players were as follow CI irk C Conde (jjoal), Williams and Dodd (backs), Mainwaring, F. Owen and G. Edwards (half backs), J. M. Owen, W. Davies, T. E. Thomas (captain), G. Owen, and E. Roberts (forwards). E. Conde umpire. Wrexham Woollam (goal), Hamshaw and T. Jones (backs), Owen, Cross (captain), and Lupton (half bocks) Edwards, Grice, Price. Evans, jun., and Botlen (forwards). Mr J. Davies, umpire. Mr. Leigh, referee.
THE WELSH CHALLENGE CUP. At a meeting of the committee, held at Wrexham, on Tues- day evening, December the draw for the third ties took place, with the following results:- Newtown v. Chirk, at Newtown. Oswestry v. Wrexham, at Wrexham. Bangor v. White Star (Newtown) at Wrexham. Ties to be played off on or before January 20.
BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (61 miles open).— Traffic Statement for the week ending December 1, 1878. Passengers, parcels, &c., £167 16s. Ud. goods and live stock, 16s. Id.; total, .£1,100128. lOd. .t18 0" lOd. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year—(61 miles open): Passengers, parcels, &c., £208 !)s. 4d.; goods and live stock, £824 0s. 3d.; total, £1,ù33 9s. 7d.; R16 18s. 6d. per mile per week.—Decrease for this week, £68 3s. 3d. Aggregate for 22 weeks, 1878, £25,380 6s. 7d.; Aggregate for 23 weeks, 1877, 126,658713. Od. De- crease for 22 weeks, £1,278 Of. 5d.
WELSH ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP. LLANERCIIRCG v. BANGop.Tlies-, clubs were drawn together in the second ties for this cup, but the first named club withdrew from the contest. WREXHAM V. FRIARS SCHOOL, BAXGOR. TheSe teams met on Wednesday, November 27, for the second ties, on the school ground at Bangor, a well contested 'ame resulting in a victory for the visitors by three goals to one°and two disputed. The game was witnessed by a large number of spectators, including the elite of the district. OSWESTRY v. CIVIL SERVICE (WREXHAM.) A match to decide a tie in the second round of this cup W?s played on the Oswestry ground on Saturday last, and resulted in an easy win for the home team by six goals to none. Play was to commence at 2 30, but owing to a difficulty in ap- pointing a referee, the game did not commence until three o clock, by which time a large number of spectators had assem- bled on the ground. The strangers, on appearing, were greeted by their partizans with a cheer, that they needed some encou- ragement will be seen from the perusal of the following notes of the game. = Oswestry won the toss and chose to defend the goal farthest from the road. The ball was scarce in motion ere ihe Oswestry right wing got hold of it, and it was sent in rear of the Civil Service goal line. The kick off was returned by Williams to Farmer, who ran the ball up the left wing and passed it to the centre, whence Heywood made a good shot at goal. A corner kick, however, was the only result, Williams sent the ball well up to the mouth of the goal, but its defenders got it away, and it was played in touch. The throw in by the Civil Service did not prevent another attack being made on their goal, to the rear of which the ball soon afterwards passed. An attempt to reach the Oswestry territory was stopped by Kenrick, and a shot by Davies passed over the b;tr. A run on the left side by Hughes and Lloyd was stopped by Williams, and then another struggle, in which Heywood was conspicuous, took place in front of the visitors' goal the ball passing over the line. Oswestry got a throw in from touch, and the ball passed the front of the goal, Savin failing to send it through. The play still kept to the front of the Civil Service goal, whence it was got away by a free kick falling to the de- fenders. Williams made a good r turn, but the shot by Farmer passed behind the line. Another free kick for "hands" temporarily relieved the position, but the attack was again re- newed and a corner kick obtained. The ball being well placed a sharp struggle ensued in front of goal, ending in the ball being kicked behind the line by the defenders and another corner kick given. No result followed, and the ball was sent from the goal and a free kick obtained for a trip, the latter enabling the Service forwards for the first time to reach their opponents' quarters, but the play again returned to their own and the ball kicked behind the line by Heywood. The kick off was returned and another assault made on the goal, but Edwards by some fin. play averted its downfall, and Lloyd attempted a run. He was soon stopped, and Farmer made a good run, but the ball was handled, and a free kick given to the visitors, and the ball shortly after found its way behind the goal line. Savin next made a run, passed the ball to Shone, who headed it back to him, but the former missed the shot. IJoyd and Hughes passed the ball up the left wing, and Kenrick returned it, and then Higham sent it well up and it was kicked over the bar by Farmer. A corner kick fell to Oswestry, and Tagg got the bau from his goal, to the front of which it soon returned, and was played behind by Savin. After the kick off, the Civil Service forwards took the ball as far as the Oswestry backs, but could not pass them, Kenrick returning it, and a run on the left side fared no better at the hands, or rather feet, of Higham. Shone and Davies then took it up the right side, a good side shot just escaping its mark Oswestry got a free kick about twenty yards from their opponents' goal, and the ball being sent well up Heywood headed it towards the goal. Phennah re- turned it in like manner, when Shone leaped up and headed it through the posts, and scored the first goal for his side at 3-30- In less than a minute the ball was again sent through the posts, but on an appeal being made the goal was not allowed on the ground of "off-side." After the kick off, the Oswes- trians again pressed their opponents, Phennah stopping a smart shot by Farmer, and another by Heywood going a little wide. The visitors got a free kick near the middle of the ground, but could not retain the advantage this gave them, J. Jones getting a good run, and Davies flooring the man who tackled him the first-named sent the ball across the goal, and Farmer kicked it against Phennah, who failed to stop it, and thus a second goal was scored at ;}':5. W. H. Davies played the baU behind the goal, a rush was stopped by Owen, and Farmer got in the way of a smart shot at goal by Heywood, when halt time was called, and ends changed. The attack on the Wrexham men's goal was quickly com- menced, and a corner kick obtained. This had no immediate effect, but Shone sent the ball well up, and Parmer made a well- directed kick. The Oswestry umpire was in the way of the goal, and the ball rebounded from him. Heywood, however, settled the case by sending the ball through, and a third goal was re- corded in favour of Oswestry. The ball when kicked off was returned to the Oswestry forwards, and taken up the right wing by W. H. Davies, and kicked behind the line by Shone. Again the ball was brought to the front of goal, this time by Jones, Edwards kicking it behind the line for safety. Davies made the corner kick, and sent the ball to Jones, who returned it, and then a scrim- mage took place directly in front of the goal in which Farmer and Savin were extremely busy. Edwards, however, made a sortie and enabled his forwards to get the ball half way up when Higham played the ball in touch, and the throw in enabled them to get the ball in the Oswestry quarters. Wil- liams sent the ball to Savin who with Fanner passed it up the left wing, and Shone got a shot at goal which Phennah stopped, and the ball was kicked to the middle of the ground by the Civil Service Captain (who at nearly the same moment lost his temper and struck Jones in the face, a battle seemed imminent, but the latter had the good sense to return to his play and report the case to his captain) and taken by the forwards to- wards the Oswestry goal, and after getting a free kick for hands the ball was for the tirst and only time sent behind the Oswes- try goal line. A run by Davies was well stopped by Edwards, and then the Visitors got a free kick, but the ball WaS returned and kicked in touch, after which Shone made a shot which failell to take effect. The ball was now three times in quick succession sent behind the goal line and then a shot by Davies was headed away by Phennah, and Shone kicked the. ball behind the line. A good shot by Farmer just missed the goal, and an attack which followed was frustrated by Thomas. Heywood, at short intervals, got twu kicks at the goal, and the ball was a^ain dangerously near, when Phennah rushed out aud kicked it away. Hie visitor's forwards again got the ball on the left wing, but Owen stopped them. They, however, got two throws in from touch, but they availed nothing, as the ball was soon in its accustomed quarters (the rear of the visitors' goal). A kick at goal by Davies was sent behind by an opponent, and a corner kick given to Oswestry; this led to anether, and the latter to a goal kicked by Davies at 4 16. A free kick was obtained by the visitors directly after the kick off, and then Shone ran the ball up the centre, a gallant sortie was now made; and the ball taken up to the Oswestry end; it was, however, a forlorn hope, as Kenrick returned the ball, and Heywood kicked a fourth goal at 1 19, the ball being passed to the latter by Davies. The last- named player soon after made a smart shot at goal, which Pheunah, as smartly, hit away, and the ball was sent behind the goal line. Phennah, in stopping a shot, gave another corner kick, but the kick at goal was sent over by Jones, and then Shone scored the 6th goal. at 4-24. The remaining few minutes were chiefly occupied by kicking at the visitors' goal. Savin, Davies, and others, partici- pating in the amusement. Phennah, however, stopped those which were well directed, and when time was called the ball was behind the goal. The match was one of the most one-sided we have witnessed, the Wrexham men being literally penned from thevstart to the finish, the ball being not less than thirty times behind their goal line, and something like half a score of corner kicks fell to the lot of their opponents. We had anticipated an interesting match, and were not prepared for the collapse of the visitors, of whom Phennah, their goalkeeper, deserved well, as he saved its downfall frequently. Edwards (the captain), played in his usual tine form, but his so far forgetting himself as to strike an opponent is an inexcusable act, particularly as a captain's temper should be above suspicion, and we trust he will see his way to offer an apology for such unseemly conduct. For Oswestry the whole team played well and together, and have only to repeat the unselfish play they exhibited in this match to render their chance of becoming the holders of the cup for th§ year, a rosy one indeed. Their goalkeeper, who made his debut in this match, had no opportunity of trying his pren- tice hand, but was in some measure compensated for this by having an uninterrupted if distant viaw of the game. The sides were — OSWESTRY. ,— Goal: F. Oswald" backs: G. G. Higham (cjiptain) and LI. Kenrick; half-backs: T. Owen; and W. Williams; right side: W. H. Davies and W. W. Shone; left side: G. Savin and A. Farmer; centre: J. Jones; and D. Heywood. Umpire R. Hamer. CIYlL SERi,,tcE.-(',oal E. Phennah; backs: R. Davies and George Thomas half-backs J. Pickering, H. Edwards (captain), and G. Tagg; right side: J. H. Jones and A. Richards; left side E. Lloyd and T. E. Hughes; centre: J. Crawford. Umpire: G. Burgess. Referee Mr. H. Dobbs.
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Dec. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. I p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Fri. G 4 55 5 19 5 24 5 48 5 4 5 28 Sat. 7 5 31 5 42 6 0 6 11 5 40 5 51 Sun. 8 6 1 6 24 6 30 I 6 53 6 10 0 33 Mon. «J! 6 44 7 4 7 13 7 33 6 53 1 7 13 Tues.10 7 23 7 42 7 52 8 11 7 32 7 Wed.11: 8 0 8 19 8 29 8 48 8 9; 8 38 Thur.l2 8 38 8 57 9 7 9 26 8 47 I 9 6
THE BIRMINGHAM CATTLE AXD POULTRY EXHIBITION. —This Show was opened on Monday, December 2. Amongst the prize takers are the following :—In Hereford Cattle, Class 2, steer from three to four years old, 3rd, 25, Mr. John Pritchard, Bridgnorth. Class 4, cow, 1st, £15, Mr. Thomas Farmer, Bromfield, Salop. Class 5, heifer, four years old, 2nd, £ 10, Mr. J. Pritchard, Bridg- north. Shorthorns, Class 6, ox exceeding four years old, 1st, £15, Mr. Robert Wright, Nocton Hall, near Lincoln, bred by Mr. Richard Brown, Ruyton-xi-Towns. Class 8, steer not exceeding three years old, 1st prize, £20, Mr. A. E. W. Darby, Shrewsbury. Class 9, cow, Mr. P. H. Chesters, Nantwich. C'.ass 10, heifer not exceeding four years old, 3rd prize, kZi, Mr. W. 0. Foster, Apley Park, near Shifnal. Cross-bred animals, fat steer not exceeding three years old, 3rd, k5, Mr. Richard Thomas, Baschurch, Salop. Mr. T. Mansell, Shifnal, was one of the judges for sheep. Roots, Class 2—Swede turnips and globe mangolds Silver cup, value CG 6s. (given by Messrs. and Griffin, Wolverhampton), Messrs. G. and J. Perry, Acton Pigott, Condover, Salop. Potatoes, Class 17—2nd, MessrsG.&J. Ferry, Acton Pigott,Condover. In the Poultry Show, Mr. Morris, Chester, took the 2nd prize for Bramah Pootra cocks exceeding one year. Pair of hens or pullets, 2nd prize, Mrs. Ilenry Ffoulkes, St. Asaph. Dorkings, hens, exceeding one year, 3rd, Mr. W. Badger, Baschureh. Cochin Chinas, hens exceeding one ye?r, 3rd, Mr. E. Tudman, Whitchurch, Salop. Cocks, 3rd, Messrs. C. and E. Naylor, Newtown. Malays, hens exceeding one year, 3rd, Mr. W. B. Payne, Shrewsbury. Houdans, cooks hatched in 1S78, 1st, Mr. Philip Lee, Wem. Hens, 2nd, Messrs. C. and E. Naylor, who also took the third prize for pullets. Game cocks, exceeding one yuar, 3rd, Mr. W. Watson, Nantwich; 4th, Mr. C. Morgan, Newtown. Pullets, 4th, Mr. G. B- Meredith, Ironbridge, Salop. Bantams gold or white breed, 1st, the Rev. W. J. Serjeantson, Acton Burnell. Ducks or ornamental water fowl, Cayuga, 1st, Messrs. C. and E. Naylor, Newtown. Among the exhibitors of implements are Messrs. Powell Brothers and Whitaicer, Wrexham Messrs. Corbett and Peele, Shrewsbury. Printed by EDWARD WOODALL, and Published for the Proprietors at tho dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala, in the County of Merioneth; of JOHN UIII&O.N, 3, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth, in the county of Cardigan and of DAVID LLOYO Vortuiadoc, in the county of Carnarvon. Friday, Deccmler 6, 1878.