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BARMOUTH. SHIPP I-N-G. -S. S. Dora left for Liverpool on Thurs- day with general car.0. VISITORS.—Sever.il parties of visitors arp now in Barmouth. It is to he hoped that it will turn out a good season. PRESENTATION.—Miss Davies, late manae;?re?s of the Marine Hotel, was presented with a handsome silver-plated teft and coffee servic, with Miss Davies' monngr.im and da.tp nn pach artiel-, accompanied with a silver-mounted oak tray, on her leaving the Marine, to take the tenancy of the Royal Station Hotel. CONGRATULATION.—Mr Griffith GritEths, the con- ductor of the Male Voics Party, received a post card from Mr J C Evar.s, Cape Town (1 ite of Dolsrellev), congratulating him on his success at Eisteddfod Meirion 1903. Mr Evans presented the baton to the eist-'iidfod fur the bent choir. There is a history attached to the baton for the ebony portion of it was tnksn ont of the Sultan's Palice, Zanzibar, after the bombardment. TF,ilPERANCE,-Oti Sunday last a temperance meet- ing was htlii at the Wesleyan Chapel, when the chair- man was Mr H Davies. Addresses were given bv the Rev H Harris Hughes, B-mgor College, and the Chair- man. Selections in music were rendered by Mr D O Hughes and party.—At the Church Room, a temper- ance meeting was held, the cli-iirrran I)-inw Mr John Lloyd. Addresses were given by the Rev J Hughes and the Chairman. Lantern slide* were sh own of events in the history of the Saviour. Mr David Jones acted as lecturer, while Mr Ellis, Staffordshire House, attended at the lantern. MUTUAL SOCIETIES.—On Fridiv, thelSth February, at the. Wesley an Church, under the presidency of the Rev Cadvan Davies, a paper was read by Mr W Jones on "John Penri.' Observations on the piper were rmde by Mrs Williams, Marine-terrace, Miss Evans, Board School, and Messrs John Lloyd and Owen Williams. A solo was sung by Miss L M Jones, with Miss W Williams accompanying on the piinoforte.-Ori Tuesday ni>htMr W E Jones read a paper on The road to redemption." Discussion was carried on by Messrs W J Morris, .T.P., J Lloyd, W .Jores, and Mrs Lbyd.—At Christ Church a meeting of the Literflry Society was held on Tuesday evening, when a lecture on Napoleon I," illustrated by lantern slides with views of Paris and Belgium was given. A vote of thanks to the 1 cturer was pro- posed by Mr Barrow Evans, Richmond House, seconded by Mrs D Evans, Talarfor, and carried. CONCERT.—On Friday evening, a concert was given at the Church Room, which was prettily decorated, and a great many assembled together. The chair was taken by the Rector. The pro- gramme was as follows -.—Selections by the Orchestral Band song, The Miller's Daughter song, Miss Richards; duett, Where rolls the Caveri;" song, "The Jewel of Asia," Miss Jamieson, who appeared in a Japanese costume (encored); song, "True Till Death," the Rev J. Hughes: anthem, ".J erusalem, :My Happy Home," the Cheir, under the leadership of Mr E. Hum- phreys duett, "Two Little Chicks," Miss Abraham and Master T. Abraham (encored) address by the Chairman; pianoforte solo, Miss Bull; song, "Queen of the Earth," Mr E. Humphreys; banjo solo (encored); song, Bwthyn yr Amddifad, Miss N. Powell; song, Nursery Rhymes," Miss Dolly Aspinall (encored) song, I Loves Yo' the Same Old Way, "Iliss Jamieson song, "Morfa Rhuddlan," Mr W. Humphreys; and anthem, "I was glad," the Choir. The accompanists were the Misses Bull and M. Griffith. The proceeds go to the fund of the Church Sunday School. TEA PARTY AND LITERARY MEETING —On Wednesday afternoon, at the Church Room, a tea party was given when a great number of children and adults sat down to tea. At half-past six, under the presidency of IMr Powell, Llanaber, a competitive meeting was held. The conductor of the meeting was the Rector, who managed to keep the meeting in good order, though the room was full. A great many children took part in singing and reciting Several classes from the different Sunday schools in the district belonging to the Church ware awarded prizes for learning the Catechism. The success- ffol competitors in chief items were :—Essays, Miss Laura J Evans,, Miss Jones, and Miss Williams. Moss Bank drawing. John Rowlands, R H Lewis knitting, Gwen. doline Williams (two prizes). Florie Hughes, Mary Ellis, Mary Evans, Jennie Griffith; baritone solo, Messrs W R Jones and Owen Hughes writing, G Hughes and Jennie Griffith sineing for children, Nancy Morris, M R Owen, Gwendoline Williams, Florie Hughes, M Evans, and Lizzie Morris. Several other itemi were on the programme, but the names of the winners were not announced. The chief adjudicators were-Prose and reciting, the Rev Mr Hughes, Talsamau, and music, the Rev Mr Salt, rector of Llanfrothen. The accompanist was Miss Griffith. The Rev Mr Salt also treated the audience to a song. After singing the National Anthem, the meeting came to a close. The secretary and treasurer were Messrs W Humphreys and J Davies, who fulfilled their duties ^OBITUARY. — On February 12th, at No. 8, Porkington-terrace, Miss Griffith passed away after a long illness. The funeral, which was very large, took place on Monday. under the new Burial Act. Service was held at the Wesleyan Chapel (of which Miss Griffith was a member) under the presidency of the Rev J. Cadvan Davies. After singing a hyinn, the Rev W. Williams, Harlech, read a portion of the Scripture and led in prayer. Mr Cadvan Davies then called Mr WilliamOwen to speak, who said he knew Miss Griffith since she was very young. He remembered her coming to Barmouth about twenty-five or twenty-six years ago. Since her illness, he visited her occasionally, and he could testify to the humble and gentle way she bore her pain. She was a lady cf good and of high Christian character. The Rev P. Jones Roberts, Llanrwst (late of Bar- mouth) said he had always great respect for Miss Griffith, who was, no doubt, a Christian. He paid her a visit when she was at the Infirmary in Liverpool, and found her looking cheerful and pleasant, in spite of her great anxiety and pain. Her departure would mean a great loss to the Church. She was alway willing and ready to do what she could for every good cause. After singing Ar lan Iorddonen Ddofn," her favourite hymn, and the Rev J. P. Roberts leading in prayer, the cortege started for Llan- aber Churchyard, where she was to be buried. The Rev Cadvan Davies officiated at the grave- side. Great respect was shown, all shops being closed and the blinds drawn down nearly in every house as the cortege passed through the town. Miss Fanny Williams presided at the organ in the chapel. On Monday night, the Rev P. J. RoTOrts, Llanrwst (late of Barmouth) preached the funeral sermon at the Wesleyan Chapel before a large congregation. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, FEB. 17TH. Present: The ReT Gwynoro Da lies (chairman), Messrs Wynne Williams, Edward Williams, Hugh Evans, Evan Jones, W Owen, Evan Richards W George (clerk), Owen Jones (assistant clerk), and R Lloyd Jone3 (surveyor). SYMPATHY. ( At the commencement of the meeting, the Chair- man said the members all knew what had taken j place in Mr Wynne Williams's family. They knew i of the illness, and the anxiety which followed, end- 1 ing in the departure cf Mrs Williams. He sym- < pathised ve.y much with Mr Williams and assured E him they had thought a great deal of him in his anxiety. He hoped that Mr Williams would be ( able to feel the sustaining hand in his dark hour.— t Captain Evan Richards said it was a great loss to ] the town. Mrs Williams was always willing to do ( all the good within her reach. He proposed that f their feelings should be recorded on the minutes.- i Mr Hugh Evans seconded the p.oposition and i endorsed what had been said. He said M r i Williams's death w is a loss to the town and a greater loss t:> Mr Williams himself. They felt, the loss deeply in the town and I were very sorry for Mr Williams. Mr 1 Edward Williams a'so endorsed what had been said.—Mr Evan Jones said he was in school for the late Mrs Williams. He felt very much 1 with Mr Williams, whose wife's death was a great low to the town. She did all the good that was in her power and he was not wrong in saying that she did moro than most of the ladies for the educa- tion and the good of the town generally.—Mr W. Owen said Mrs Williams's death would be a great loss to the children of' the town. She was foremost in regard to tea parties and worked heart and soul for the Intermediate- School.—The Clerk also spoke and the vot- was then pasaei in silence.—Mr Wynne Williams briefly responded and thanked the Council f'.r the good feeliug-i and sympathy that had been expressed. « QU ARRY FENCING. < The Chairman asked if any complaints would be i caused by the barb-wire fencing at the Quarry ? 1 He thought it might be dangerous.—Mr Hugh I Evans replied there was no danger.—The Chair- man But are we liable to pay damages if somj ff the cattle griz;ng about there will be irjtirt,d The Surveyor replied that the cattle would take care rf themselves. If barb-wire was not used, the Commit-.ee would have to put up a stronger tVnce.—Mr Hugh Evans could not see why there should be any objection to bare-wire, as it was now used all over the country.—The Chairman said he nad no objection only the Council's position should be made clear as to any possible damages. —The Surveyor Cattle are now up to the times. They know all about barb-wires. (Laughter.) MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer submitted no written re- port, but stated that the town and district were free from infectious diseases. He had received a private letter from Dr Hugh Jones, Dolgelley, calling attention to the inadequacy of local pro- visions against an outbreak of small-pox and desiriug him to bring th3 matter before the Council.—The Chairman stated tiii,t the question had ben considered in committee, but he suggested that they should now appoint the Sub-eommitree to attend a conference to be held at Dolgelley.- Messrs Wynne, Williams, and Capt Evan Richards were appointed to accompany the Medical Officer. —The Medical Officer also stated he had received a letter from the Misses Thompson in regard to the refuse disposal, complaioing that papers were thrown about. He had previously drawn attention to the complaint, and it was certainly unsightly, if not a nuim.,tnee.-The Surveyor said he had given instructions to the men to destroy all paper. —The Chaiaman was surprised that the Misses Thompson had not complained of the fact that there were sixty pigs nearer the house.—The Surveyor said he had pointed that out to the Misses Thompson, but they replied that the pigs were not a nuisance. (Lsughter.) MAIN ROADS. A letter was read from the Clerk of the Merioneth County Council, stating that a meeting of the Main Roads Committee would be held at Bala on Monday next, and suggesting that it was desir- able a small deputation from each urban district should attend to consider the future maintenance of the main roads.—The Chairman said he could not understand the movements of the County Council. They were now sending ap- plications for consultations with the urban dis- tricts, but before it was impossible to get a single interview or consultation with them. Last week a deputation from the County Council visited Barmouth, and the representatives of the District Council were interviewed, a report of which would be considered at next Monday's meeting. He was afraid that the County Council would mix matters very much. They had ignored the urban districts in preparing their case for the Departmental Committee and left the District Council in a lurch. It was very unjust of the County Council to ap- point a committee to go to London, thus ignoring the district councils. -Mr Hugh Evans asked if it was not intended to come to a final arrangement ? —The Chairman No, it is only a gentle way of bamboozling.—Mr W Owen asked if it would not be advisable for the urban councils to understand each other and know what to do in future?—Mr Hugh Evans said that had been decided upon.- The Chairman explained that the Council had sent letters to the neighbouring urban councils asking tihem if they would join Barmouth in deciding upon a line of action. All the the councils had so far accepted the invitation to attend a conference.—Mr Edward Williams said it was a^ breach of faith if the Council acceded to the letter of the County Council.—The Chairman said that when the deputation visited Barmouth they all agreed not to divulge anything until the deputation's report was considered by the County Council.—Mr Edward Wiiliams said the Council would be traitors if they did so.—Ultimately the letter was laid on the table, the Clerk stating that no object would be served in going to Bala since the deputation had visited Barmouth last week.- It was then decided that the conference of the urban councils should be htld at Barmouth on Tuesday, March 3rd, and the following were ap- pointed to represent the Council :—Messrs Ed- ward William*, Hugh Evans, and the Chair- man. RESIGNATION. A letter was read from Mr Robert Williams, Tyocoed-buildings, resigning his seat on the Council because he was unable to attend the meet- ings as he would wish. He enclosed 10s resigna- tion fee.—Mr Evan Richards said that Mr Wil- liams had been unwell and proposed that the resignation should be accepted with regret.—Mr Hugh Evans seconded the proposition which was agreed to.—The Chairman stated that there were now two extraordinary vacancies on the Council. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. On the motion of Mr Hugh Evans, it was de- cided to appoint Miss Atkinson as the Council's representative on the Governing Body of the In termcdiate School in the place of the late Mrs Wynne Williams. FINANCE. The Finance Committee recommended the pay- ment of bills amounting to 973. The Collector's report was read and showed that since the last meeting the sum of f21 2s 6d had been collected. —The report was adopted. COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Water, Sanitary, Roads, and Buildings Com- mittee reported that a letter from the Rector of Barmouth was real complaining of indequate pressure of water at St John's Church, and re- questing a modification of the charges made for the supply. The matter was referred to the Sur eyor with a request that he should report there on to Lhe Committee. A letter from Mr Hugh Lewis, "of dfadog, was read with reference to the fencing of Graig Fach Quarry, which was laid on the table. A letter was read from Mr Richard Roberts asking for permission to erect a verandah on his premises, it Ivy House, but as no reply had been received to the letter addressed to him by the Surveyor the matter could not be dealt with. A letter was also read from the Dolgelley U.D.C. suggesting the holding of a conference of representatives of the various sanitary authorities of the district to con- sider the question of providing an isolated hospital W deal with cases of small-pox should any break Dut. It was recommended that the Council should ippoint three membtrs as suggested by the Dol- jelley Council. The Inspector's and Surveyor's •eports were read and recommended for adoption oy the Council. The Committee recommended hat the question of the Rev Arbeth Evans' drains ihould be referred to the Special Committee already ippointed. It was also recommended that the Council should invite tenders by the yard for the nain roads, the Council to provide stones at the Railway Station and the contractor to provide all )ther materials. Attention was called to the trees )verhanging old Belle Vue yard and one at Cil- nyoach. The Surveyor was asked to look into the natter and report further to the Council.—The eport was adopted. DRAINS. The Surveyor stated that a tender of E112 had aeen received for the construction of the drains to :he Rev Arberth Evans' house, The special com- mittee had considered the question, but they were jot uaanimona, although, generally speaking, the lender was a reasonable sum.—The Chairman said there were several considerations to be con- sidered. Money was to be obtained either from the current rate or after having an enquiry. In the latter case, the Council would have to get a loan. A similar outlay had been met some time ago in the same way. Much as he would like to see the drain beiniz constructed there and in every part of Barmouth, yet he could not see his way clear to carry on the work just at present. rhe Council was within six weeks of the end of its financial year and it was hopeless and un- justifiable for them to pay that sum during the current year. At the same time, they would have :o wait some time, maybe six months, for an inquiry. It would be all very well if anyone would uudertake the work, on condition that not i penny was to be paid until after the inquiry But that was not likely. The construction of the I drain would be the means of developing that part S of the town, and whatever tended to the develop. ( ment of Barmouth should be of benefit all round. The Council ought to do everything they possibly could to encourage people to speculate. — Mr Hugh Evans said the Council had considered the matter thoroughly and they had thought of various means, including a connection with the esta'e drainage.—In reply to a question, the Surveyor stated that the Council workmen could possibiy do the work cheaper.—The Clerk pointed out that the men would have to be paid weekly.—Toe Chairman thought the owners should be asked to meet the Council, At first it was stated tha' I it would only be a question of 1:30. Owners would bear the remainder and complete the work 'I to the Council satisfaction.—On the motion of Mr Wynne Williams, seconded by Mr W. Owen, the Surveyor was instructed to prepare plans and estimate. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that owing to the bad weather, the men had not ben able to make as much progress with the works in hand as he could have wished. The Committee appointed had visited the main road hy Brynmynach and sug- gested that the two gullies should be judiciously placed there as they thought two would suffice to remedy the evil complained cf. He had suggested four, but d.ired say it would be wiser to follow the suggestion of the Comm'ttee, as the other two cculd be afterwards placed there if necessary. The Committee also visited Marine-parade and sug ges'ed that the storm-water (lrain conveying down Beach road should be diverted near tho seaside to the beach along the public approach to it and alongside of the Pavilion property. The Committee also suggested that a six inch drain should be laid opposite the Marine Hotel to join the Beach-road drain near the stone-drinking trough" and also that the guilies to take the surface water should be so laid as to gradent that it could be continued if necessary further along the Parade. That would put the Parade in a state that would at least not be a reproach to the town. The estimate of cust wouid be about £ 32. It would be well also to care- fully consider in what manner a drain could he constructed to the sewerage from the Pavilion. No surveyor could give a certificate of completion until proper drainage was provided owing to the manner in which the Parade side walk had been constructed. The provision of a main sewer in the drainage of the Pavilion might not be so easy. One evening in January a part of the panpet and retaining wall of the main road near Victoria place suddenly collapsed; The Medical Officer happened to be near th" spot at the time ao l immediately reported it. When the Surveyor went there to see, it was rather dark to know the extent of the damage. He had no option, therefore, except to barricade the place, have a light put up, and a watchman placed there till morning. Nt'xt morning, he found it was not so bad as he thought. During the day, the Com- mittee visited the place and decided to build the wall and insert strong iron stays in the rocks to sustain it. The whole work had now been done and was much ssfer than before. The men had been giving much time to the quarry fencing whenever wind and rain permitted. The work would now be soon completed He had had several conversations with Mr Williams, quarry inspector, and he pressed upou the Council to take the whole matter in hand and provide for the proper working of an account of the loads and the men at work. He had already carried out some minor matters with regard to notices for blasting and such things, but there were many others that ought to be attended to, or he could not see how Mr Williams on his next visit could avoid taking proceedings. He had no funds available for all those things and he thought an airange- ment ought to be made with those who used the quarry, so that they should pay some little expenses. He suggested that the Council should appoint a committee of two or three members who understood the Council's position and power with regard to the quarry to go into the matter and present a detailed report. The matter was very urgent and ought to be attended to. In his last report he had said that the water entered the reservoir at Eithinfynydd through the pressure reducing valve, and he thought that might explain the reason why the reservoir could not be filled up and kept full. The water had now been turned on through the valve with the result he had an. ticipated. So long as the inlet to the reservoir was kept open in that way there was no danger in the present arrangement. Any stoppage in the shutting off of the water above the reservoir, with- out first of all putting the reducing valves to act might result in an accident to the main pipe from the lake. The Council might, on account of the overflow, have to revert to the old arrangement. All the experiments and investigations, while they prosed that the defects always complained of were somewhere between the reservoir and the town, did not enable him to solve the difficulty. He was convinced that there were one of the more serious leakages which he had not yet located. The branch main to some of the higher zones were badly proportioned, with the result that an extra- ordinary consumption or, perhaps, a comparatively small leakage in the lower zone seriously affected those in the higher. During the late frost, so many taps running accounted for the shortage, and the period of frost was not worth while trying to provide against. The complaints from the houses at old Hendre Mynach-road had been remedied as far as tke mains were concerned. Re had visited all the places on Mrs Talbot's estate, where it was reported by the Medical Officer tney had no water, and found it was not so, the supply having been fairly good for the last month. The branch mains in that part of the town should be rearranged sooner or later. Concluding his report, the Surveyor recommended that the matter of putting up the mile stone should be left in the hands of the County Agent. The work of widen- ing the road by the quarry would soon be com- pleted and the over-hanging trees had been seen to. PIPES. Before adopting the report, the Chairman said the Surveyor had m ntioned several imporVant matters. With regard to the water supply, he thought the Surveyor should also make a report on the state of all the branch pipes.—The Sur. veyor stated that he had intended investigating the pipes from the reservoir down While a meter for registering wasta water would be costly, he thought it would be just as well to have a main tap fixed at Llanaber, the nearest valve to the town. The gauge could be recorded every five or ten minutes and it would be possible then to locate any leakage.—The Medical Officer said that one of the Council's workmen, James Lewis, possessed necessary information as to the mains and be should be asked to assist tha Sur- veyor.—The Chairman said it would be satisfactory to have a map indicating plans of tne drains and water pipes.—It was agreed that the Surveyor, foreman workman, and Mr James Lewis should be instructed to prepare a map of the water pipes and mains. QUARRY. The Chairman quite agreed with the Surveyor that there was no need for the Council to have all the bother connected with the Quarry while the public had all the bpnefit. He thought the Council ought to make a small charge towards the mainten- ance of the Quarry.—The Clerk said he had also seen the Inspector, and thought it was a matter to be proceeded with at once.—On the suggest on of Mr Hugh Evans, the question was referred to the Works Committee.—The Surveyor's report was then adopted. FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE. In his report, the Inspector askad for instruc- tions with regard to house-to-house visitation.—The Chairman said that had been done in past years, but was not carried out properly. He suggested that the Medical Officer and Surveyor should make a3 many visits as they could before the summer.— The Inspector said he had not made any definite visits yet.—Mr Hugh Evans called attention to a number of houses which ought to be visited on account of deficient ventilation but for which he did not blame the Inspector.—The Chairman's suggestion was agreed to, and the Inspector's report was adopted. ROLLER DIFFICULTY. The Surveyor stated that the owners considered there was a legal difficulty with regard to the Council using the roller. He did not think that it was the result of offence given at the ratepayer's meeting.—The Chairman said it was absolutely necessary to procure a roller as it would be useless to proceed with the macadamising without it.—On the motion of Capt Evan Richarus, it was decided that the matter should be left with the Clerk, Surveyor, and Mr Hugh Evans.—Mr Wynne Williams called attention to the condition of Park- road. He thought three or four gulleys should be placed there if the road was going to be metalled. —The Chairman agreed that the road was-in a shocking condition.—The Surveyor stated that the Committee had decided to leave the road alone until the main roads were done. ANNUAL BREWSTER SESSIONS. The annual licensing sessions for the Barmouth Divi- sion were held on Friday morning, February 13th, before R. Prys Owen (in the chair), Lewis Lewis, W. J. Msrris, Esqrs., and the Rev Gwynoro Davies. Superintendent Thomas Jones (deputy chief constable) presented his annual report, which stated that the twenty licenses granted at the last licensing sessions were of five different classes thirteen licences to sell beer, wine, and spirits one licence to sell beer and porter three licenses to sell beer, wine, and spirits for consumption off the premises one licence to sell wine in bottles, and two billiard licenses. Of the foregoing, seven were six-day licenses and five tied or partly tied to brewers. Two transfers were granted during the year and one tem- porary transfer—The Royal Station Hotel, from George Crump to Samuel Bibb the Cambrian Railways Refresh- ment-rooms, from Henry Godbold to Ernest Frederick Bugler and the Half-way Hotel, Bontddu, from Edmund St. Aubin to Mr George Gardiner (temporary). Two licensed victuallers were proceeded against, but with this exception the conduct of the licensees had been good. With regard to the offences against public order, thirty cases of drunkenness were brought before the justices as compared with twenty-eight. Of the thirty cases, seven were against foreigners. The Chief Constable issued a notice upon each licensed victualler dealing with the Sale to Children Act. On March 21st, a person residing at Dyffryn was proceeded against for a breach of the Act, but otherwise it had been well observed. The following applications would be made for transfers :-The Half-way Hotel, from Edmund St. Aubin to George Gardiner the Corsygedol Hotel, from Benjamiu J. Allsop to Georee Morse Jenkins of Oswestry, together with the Marine Hotll and Compton House and Royal Station Hotel from Samuel Bibb to Miss Ellen Jannett Davies. A notice had been received from Mr Howard Ernest Bentley of the Orielton Hall, A beramffra, ptating that he intended applying for a licence. The police strongly opposed the application. The population of the district was 4,519, and the number of inhabitants to each licensed house was 322"7. Among the several tables append-d to the report, the following return of the licensed houses and their accommodation was given- Man. Beast. Doors. Remarks Corsygedol Hotel 125 24 5 One back door is used for domestic purposes, the other leads into tap-room. Marine Hotel 110 10 7 One back and outside door always locked three doors used for trade purposes tap- room at the back. Barmouth Hotel 22 6 One side and one back door, only used for domestic purposes. Lion Hotel 20 4 4 Side door leads to a private house adjoin- iug the premises. Royal "Station Hotel 16 6 Or, e back and one side door med solely for domestic purposes. Last Inn 3 2 3 Back door always kept locked. Henblas Inn 5 6 3 Ditto. Half-way Hotel 6 8 3 Three doors in front. Llanddwvwe Inn 6 8 3 Arthog Hall Hotel 20 5 9 Three doors used for trade purposes two kept locked when not used for domestic pur- poses. Fairbourne Hotel 30 6 9 Junction Refreshment- 3 Rooms Crown Hotel 14 — 3 Talydon 16 — 3 Talydon 16 3 The Bench retired to consider the report, and after some deliberation the Chairman announced that all the licenses were renewed- with the exception of the Corsy- gedol Hotel, Marine Hotel, Barmouth Hotel, Royal Station Hotel, Henbllis, Last Inn, and the Barmouth Junction Refreshment-rooms, which would be adjourned for a month. The Bench stated that they intended visit- ing certain premises. Memorials were then presented to the Clerk by the Rev Cadvan Davies, the Barmouth Temperance Unions, Women's Temperance Association, and the resolutions passed at various chapels on the previous Sunday night. No particular house was mentioned in the petitions. Formal notices were handed in of the proposed appli- cations for the transfers of the Corsygedol Hotel by Mr G. W. Pybus, of the Royal Station Hotel by Mr Guthrie Jones, and of the Orielton Hull hy Mr A. J. Hughes, Aherystwyth. Mr Guthrie Jones consented to the adjournment of the last-named, on behalf ot the police. The transfer of the Half-way Hotel was granted, on the application of Mr Oswald Davies, from Edmund jSt. Aubin to George Gardiner. The police offered no objec- tiun. P E rTY SESSIONS. Etli (ca! ion. -Evan Jones, Cellfawr, farmer, was fined 5s including costs for a breach of the Education Act.—Mary Wiliiams, Ponycci Martha Jone, Penycei Joseph Wadham and A. Wadham, Fairhourne, were alfo sum- moned for the same offence. With the exception of Mary Williams, who was dismissed, the latter cases were adjourned.—Lewis Edwards and G. P. Jones, attendance officers, gave evidence. Dritnke)iness. -David Jones, Penycei, was fined 10s and costs for having been drunk.—P.S. Owen proved the case and stated that defendant had been previously convicted during the past twelve months.—The Bench also bound defendant over in the sum of 4C5 to be of good behaviour for six months. Drunk in Court.—John Jones, a sailor, of Liverpool, was also summoned for drunkenness,-Supt. Jones called attention to the defendant's condition in Court. The Bench thereupon ordered that he should be immediately locked up. —Later in the evening, defendant was tried before Lewis Lewis, Esq., at the instance of P.C. Jones, and was fined 5s and costs for having been drunk on February 11th and 10s and costs for having been drunk in Court. Chimney Firing.-A. E. Rose, wine merchant, was charged by P.S. Owen with having fired a chimney.— Fined 5s and costs.
PEN RHYNDE UDR AETH BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17lh.—Present Mr Owen Jones, chairmau, presiding Mr William Jones, vice-chairman Mra Casson, Dr Samuel Griffivh, Captain Moruan Jones, Messrs Richard Roberts, G Parry Jones, D Tegid Jones, Evan Williams, Cadvvaladr Roberts, William Williams, Robert Jones, S S Jones, Richard Williams, Robert Richards, L Foster Edwards, E Llewelyn, Griffith Jones, Morgan Roberts, J R Prichard, R 0 Williams, J R Jones, Robert Roberts; Thomas Roberta, clerk David Jones, assistant clerk the Master, the relieving officers, and Dr J R Jones, medical officer. Visit by Mr Bircham.-S(Aall-pox Scare.-Mr Bircham, the Local Government Board inspector, who visittd the House on February 12 h, reported that he found the place clean, in good order, and of cheerful appearance, which was very different from former times. He heard no complaints. He h, ped that the greatest care would be taken not to admit vagrants into the body of the House on any pretext whatever and certainly not to do any work, as was sometimes done. Small-pox might then be readi y introduced. Any vagrant com- plaining of sickness should be placed in the isola- tion ward ur.til the Medical Officer had seen him. He trusted the Medical Officer would be able to carry out the suggestions of the Local Government Board respecting vaccination and re-vaccination of a!l vagrants who agreed.—The Medical Officer (Dr J R Jones) said to carry out the suggestions of the Government Boird thoroughly, it would be neces- sary to pay a visit every morning to the Work- house, and vaccination meant undermining the re- solution passed by the Guardians as to the vagrant's task.—The Chairman: But in cases, of this nature you could certainly over-ride the Board's resolu- tion.—The Medical Officer: I should like a resolu- tion pissed giving me authority to do so.—Mr Cadwdladr Roberts said it seemed to him that vagrants were better looked after than the ratepayers.—The Chairman In a sense they are, but we must all feel that it is very necessary that everything that can be done to ward off small-pox should be done.—Mrs Casson agreed, observing that the disease was already very near the doors of the Festioiog Union. She proposed that authority should be given to the Medical Officer to visit the Workhouse every morning to see if there were any cases for vaccination or re-vaceinatioc.- Capt Morgan Jones seconded the proposition which was eventually carried unanimously and the Chairman impressed upon the Master the need of ke"ping the vagrants quite c far of the in- m4te. The Ilouse.-The Master reported that the in. mates numbered sixty-five, compared with fifty- eight in the corresponding period last year. The Visiting Committee, who repurttd having found everything satisfactory in the House, announced that during the half-year ending last September a profit of E20 2s 7d had been made fiom the gar- den and the pigs and £2 6a Id from firewood. Vagrants' Task.—Mr Robert Richards con- sidered that the task of the vagrants was made much more light and easy than was right and just. The stones given were much too small in size.—The Chairman agreed and directed the Master to select for the tramps the largest stones procurable. Out-rfliej-Daring the piat fortnight there was administered in out-relief JE67 12s to 245 paupers in Tremadoc district JE77 Is 4d to 310 paupers in Deudraeth and 1£85 to 333 paupers in Festiniog total, JE229 13s 4d, compared with de239 9s lOd in the corresponding fortnight .last year. There was a balance in favour of the union in the bank of £ 1,403. A Lazy Vagrant.-A vagrant named George Williams, who refused to perform his task in re- turn for his lodging, was sentenced by the magis- trates to twenty-one days' imprisonment. A Complaint.-A letter of complaint as to the supervision of school attendance received from the Rev D. T. Hughes, the rector of Talsarnau, was referred to the School Attendance Committee.
DEATH OF DR JOSEPH PARRY. Dr Joseph Parry, the well-known musical composer, died on Tuesday evening at bis residence, Cartref, Penarth, passing away peacefully in the presence of his family. He was taken ill a fortnight ago, and so serious were the symptom* that an operation was con- sidered advisable a few days later. This was per- formed by Dr Lynn Thomas, Cardiff, and was in every respect successful. For some days the patient pro- gressed satisfactorily, strong hopes being entertained that with the aid of a strong constitution he would fully recover. Unfortunately, however, there was a relapse, and a further operation became necessary in the early part of last week. This gave relief and hopes were again revived, but on Wednesday of last 9'1 week there was an alarming rise in the patient's tem- perature, and the following day blood-poisoning symptoms developed. With the exception of a brief rally on Saturday, Dr Parry gradually grew weaker, and passed away about 9-30 on Tuesday evening. Dr Parry was born on the 21st of May, 1841, at Merthyr. His father, Daniel Parry, worked at the Cyfarthfa, and at nine years of age Joseph Parry was enrolled as one of the workers in that busy hive of industry. He was largely self educated. He composed Blodwen," Emmanual," and "The Maid of CefnYdfa"and numerous songs. Dr Parry at one time filled the chair of music at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Until his seventeenth year Dr Parry was an ironworker, living then at Dannville, Pennsylvania, where he emigrated when thirteen years of age. His success as a competitor in musical compactions gained him influential friends, and funds were raided which enabled him to enter the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated Mus. Bac. at Cambridge, and proceeded two years later to his doctor's degree. He returned to America, but in the early seventies came back to Wales as a lecturer on music at University College, Aberystwyth. Subsequently he established a musical institute at Swansea, and about ten years ago want to Cardiff to take up the position at the College which he held at his death. A prolific composer, his choral pieces and psalm tunes have attained great popularity in Wales and America Many of his oratorios and operas have been pro- duced in connection with the Welsh National Eiiteddfodau. Of recent years he sought to estab- lish a school cf Welsh national opera, and his opera Blodwen" has been performed 500 times. Last December his latest opera, The Maid of Cefn Ydfa," was produced at the Grand Theatre, Cardiff, by the Moody-Mannera Opera Company. His oratorios include Emmanuel and "Saul of Tarsus," while he has written a number of cantatas, over 300 songs, and 400 hymn tunes, including the famous Aberystwyth."
I'WLiIJHULI. WEDNESDAY'S MARKET.—The following prices I ruled :—Beef, 7d to 9d mutton, 8d to lOd pork, 8d to 9d fat pigs. 3td to 4d and butter, Is 3d per lb porkets, 18s to 20s each eggs, 78 per 120. AMBULANCE.—The annual session of the Rail- way Ambulance Class has commenced with Dr R. Jones Evans as lecturer and Mr George Titterton as secretary. TEMPERANCE.—A temperance meeting was held at Penlan Schoolroom on Saturday night. The speakers included the Rev Dr Oliver, Holy- well, and the Rev E. Myrddin Rees. The open- air demonstration which took place before the meeting was not well patronised. THE EDUCATION ACT —Mr Ev*n R Davies, the t -wn clerk, who is an Alderman ot the County Council has been appoint-d secretary to tne Provisional Committee appointed by the County Council in connection with the operation of the Education Act. THE LATK MR SAVIN.—The Rev Canon T Davies made references at the English service at St Peter's Church last Sunday to the late Mr John :5avin, Bods-groes. SUCCKSS.—Mr J H Jones, PlaR Crng, Csrdiff-road eldest son of Mr E S Jones, postmaster, his passed the final examination fur the second division clerk- ship of tiie civil service. ABESERCH-BOAD. —The inhabitants of Aberereh- road now complain that the footpath is almost monopolised hy bicyclp., pelllmbulators, and cattle as the result of the muddy state of the main road c.ttl.. obj ct to voo much mnd LITERARY SOCIETIES. — At Penmount, on Friday, Mr Cobden Roberts read a paper on Y Parch John Jones, Talysarn," at Tabernacl, on Monday. Mr Thomas Evans, Carnarvon-road, read a paper on Old Characters of the Taber- nacle and at the Wesley Guild, on Tuesday, a debate introduced by Mrs Lewis Owen and Mi- Richard Roberts, New-street, as whether the father or the mother had the greater influence in the formation of the character of the family, ended in a majority for the pater. MINSTREL ENTERTAINMENT.— A large company assembled at the West End Assembly Room on Thurs- day night, when a capital minstrel entertainment, promoted in aid of the Volunteer funds was given by a troupe consisting of Serge Cradoc Davies (inter- locutor), Sergt Youngr (bones), Sergt-Inst P Griffiths (tanibo), Col-Sergt Thomas Jones, Sergt E Thomas, Cpl R A White, Pte Edward Jones, Messrs R C Morris, W W Dobson, Rd Lloyd, J H Morsan, Edward Ward, W Pritchard, John Jones, and J R Toleman The accompanist was Mr W J Batterbee. who acquitted himself with great credit. The first part was as follows :—Opening chorus, the Troupe ballad, "The one word—'Mother, Mr R C Morris; ballad, "Sweet Genevieve," Pte Ed Jones; coon song, "Ring-taiI'd Coon," Sergt Young ballad, "My heart is your heart," Sergt C Davies; comic songr, "Will you come along, .Jo;n?" Mr J Jones; ballad, "Alone in Old Cabin Home," Mr W W Dobson coon song, "Swannee River," Mr Richard Lloyd; soner, "I want to be a Military man," Sergt C Davies; song and chorus, "Good Night," Mr W W Dobson. The second part was taken up by a stump speech by Mr Toleman, and two sketches entitled "A warm After- noon and "Pleasant Companions "in which Sergt- Inst Griffith, Col-Sergt T Jones, Sergt Young, Sergt C Davies and Cpl White took part. WEDDING.—The marriage was solemnized at St. Peter's Church, on Tuesday morning, between Mr Walter Richard Ellis, third son of the late Rev P Constable Ellis, Llanfairfechati, and Miss Catherine Eleanor Jones, second daughter of the late Mr Walter Jones, Pwllheli, and niece of Mrs Lewis, Whitehall, Pwllheli. The Rev Canon E T Davies performed the ceiemony. In the unavoidable absence of her brother, the bride was given away by Mr Percy R Croydon, Coventry. The bride, who was in a travelling cos- tume of royal blue trimmed with white satin with guipure and a tan and white hat trimmed with marguerites and forget-me-not's, carried a bouquet of white lilac, orchids, and lilies of the valley. She was accompanied by Miss Hilda Jones, Liverpool, as bridesmaid, who was also dressed in royal blue, carried a bouquet, and wore a gold bracelet mounted with pearls, both gifts of the bridegroom. The best man was Captain Evan Jones, Henblas, Mr and Mrs Ellis drove to Chwilog after the ceremony, pro- ceeding thence to Harrogate for the honeymoon. The following is a list of presents :—Mrs P Constable Ellis, bedroom and kitchen furniture, linen, gold and pearl brooch; Mrs Lloyd Llanfairfechan, hand painted tea set and silver spoons Miss Kettlewell, oak table Dr and Mrs J Constable Ellis, sitting- room suite; Mrs Sidney P Wood, silver cigarette case; Mrs and Miss Lucy Ellis, easy chair; Mrs Atkins, silver match box Mrs Willoughby Jones, silver salt cellar; Mr J Williams, Penlan, Bancor, antique silver cream jug Miss Williams, Pwllheli, silver fruit spoon Miss Jones, Bethesda, pair of silver vases Mrs D J Jones, Liverpool, marble time- piece Mr and Mrs Williams, Bangor, fish eaters and dessert knives Mrs Ellis, Pwllheli, fruit stand Mr and Mrs Winslow, dining room table cover Mr and Mrs Ward, table spoons; Miss Davies, Plas-yn- Penrhos, old-fashioned glass dish Mr Watkins, Manchester, pair of pictures Captain Jones, Hen- blas, case of carvers; Mr Williams, Pwllheli, jam spoon and butter knife Miss Evans, Pwllheli, silver sugar tongs; Mr and Mrs Butterfield, Stalybridge, chrystoleum painting: Misses Mabel and Edith Butterfield, Stalybridge, brass photo frame servants at Whitehall, spirit kettle; Miss Winstanley, Liver- pool, cheque; Mr Roberts, Pwllheli, silver sugar tongs; Mrs Hughes, Pwllheli, tray cloths; Miss Nellie Day, teapot; Mr and Mrs Jones, Portnant, silver spirit kettle; Mrs Ashton, Pwllheli, pair of vases and towels Mrs Carreg, Limerick, lace hand- kerchief Mr Hughes, Groeslon, silver sweet dish; Rev and Mrs Jones, Llaowch, silver calendar; Mr and Mrs Croydon, Coventry, silver teast rack and butter knife; Miss Hilda Jones, Liverpool, table centre; Miss Jones, Treferwyn, cushion; Mr and Mrs Barnes, Burton, Worcester vases Rev Father Wheelan, Songs of Wales"; Miss Holt, Pwllheli, tea cosy Mr J Jones, Pwllheli, hot water jug; Mr and Mrs E M Jones, Amlwch, silver preserve dish Mr J Gabriel Jones, Pwllbeli, carriage clock; Miss Helena Winslow, table centre Mr W Beaver Jones, Liverpool, marly horses; Mr Beck, Bangor, linen handkerchiefs; Miss Ida Jones, Liverpool, fancy handkerchiefs Mrs Veitch, New Brighton, gong; Colonel A J M Maclaughin, cheque Rev and Mrs H M Ellis, dinner service; Miss Elizabeth C Ellis, silver forks. TOWN COUNCIL, FRILU, FEBRUARY 13TH.— Preeent: Alderman Anthony, voted to the chair; Alderman H P Jones, Councillors J E Hughes, R Mason Jones, Richard Jones, Eifi Joneja, W S Jones. S Lloyd, S Williamp, G C Roberts, R I Parry, A I Parry Messrs Evan R Davies, town clerk T Cunningham, borough surveyor and inspector; Edward Jones, borough accountant. WATER RATE ARREARS Mr S Lloyd moved a recommendation by the Waterworks Committee that a sum of f3 33 should be voted to Mr J P William-, the collector, for the preparation of a complete list of all arrears out- standing at the end of December and to be in hand on February 19th.—Mr Eifl Jones seconded the proposition, which was agreed to, and full power was given the commit'e^ as to whac action to take subsequently. GENERAL DISTRICT RATE. It was reported that £75 12s 3d had bepn col- lested during the month, leaving JE389 lis 8d recoverable. THE PROPOSED NEW SYSTEM. Alderman Anthony reported that the Finance Committee had been carefully into the proposed new system for dealing with the finances of the borough aud recommended that in the advertise- ment for a borough accountant at a salary of JE120 per annum, it should be stated that the work was to include that of assistant overseer and that the advertisement as well as that for a collector (at a salary of should rtate that applications should be sent in by February 26th and that canvassing should be a disqualification.—Mr W. S. Jones seconded the recommendation.—Mr Eifl Jones argued that the salaries should be reapportioned and proposed that no advertisements should be issued, and Mr Richard Jones seconded but the recommendation was carried by eight to two.—A long discussion arose regarding the provision of an office for the new accountant.—Mr A. I. Parry proposed that an office should be provided at the Town Hall free of charge; and R. Mason Jones seconded.—Mr R. I. Parry considered it was pre- mature to discues the matter and proposed an amendment to leave it in abeyauce.—Aldeiman H. P. Jones seconded the amendment which was carried by seven to three.—It was arranged that the Accountant should enter into a bond for JE500 aud the Collector to one for £250. MARKET TOLLS. The Hall Keeper was directed not to go about the streets for tolls, but to remain in the Hall. THE TOWN HALL PIANO. Several tenders were n-ceived for the use of a piano for the Town Hall.—Consideration was deferred, the present instrument in the meantime to be tested by a tuner. WAGES. Workmen's wages for the fortnight, totalling £19 lis 5d, were passed. INCOME TAX. It was agreed to pay £48 10s in income tax for twelve months in respect of remunerative concerns of the Council and of interest payable on loans. THE BALLAST AT THE GIMBLET. The Harbour Committee reported that the Harbour Master advised the removal of ten large loads of gravel by the Gimblet stage so as So clear the berth for steamers, and that the Quarry Com- pany was willing to provide the use of barges free of cost and to supply an equal number of them to do the work to that supplied by the Council.—It was agreod to accept the offer and the Surveyor was directed to carry out the work. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. The Chairman reported that the Gas Company were negotiating for the transfer of the electric lighting provisional order obtained by the Town Council. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18TH.—Mr J T Jones, chairman, presiding and Mr D Jones in the vice-chair. Inmates.—Number in the House, 46 last year eorresponding period, 55. Small-pox Scare —Tne Chairman announced that in reply to a communication he hai received the following letter from Dr Fraser, the medical officer :—I? is quite true that the case I mentioned to yon is on": of smil-pix. The patient is a fravfliiiig tailor and tramped through part of the Lleyn disTLt on his to Gyrn Gooh, Clynnog. Eleven days alter airiviog at Gyro Goch he com- menced to b HJ, and he was removed to the Gwyrfai isola ion hospital on the day notified. I quite agree with you that the South Car- narvon districts ought to have a small hospital in readines?. It is a pity the scheme of the Combined Sanitary Committee has not been heartily supported and carried into effect. I can- not help feeling that it was an opportunity which ought to have been seized at once, as it is the only business-like way to get the whole of the area pro tected. It is not much good for a few districts to be protected by having a hospital and for their n-ighboura to be unprotected and even be a source of danger if small-pox should break out. OLe I hnspitd will serve a large area, as has been proved by this case at Gyrn Goch (close to the LleYll boundary). The patient was moved eleven and half miles and stood the journey very welL-The Chairman said, as they realised from the letter, the case was all but in the Lleyn district. It was a narrow shave. It was a serious matter to be with- out an isolation hospital, and it behoved Llpyn to wake up and provide temporary provision in case of an outbreak. The Pwllheli Town Council had also been apathetic over th" matter. If the disease spread to Pwllheli or Pwllheli Uniou they would he in au awkward and serious predicament.— Mr John Williams: I think we should write to the Town Council.—Ths Chairman We have done so, but no action has been taken. He added that a proposal to support the movement for a joint isolation hospital had been debated at the Hural District Council meeting some time ago, an amendment by Mr D. H. D ivits to take no action being carried. — Mr D. H. Davies I still feel that the provision of a hospital on the lines suggested would be a useless expense. I see no ciuse for great alarm, but I agree that immediate steps should be takPD to secure temporary provision in, "ay, an empty house. What I am ag->i"8t is the provision of a pprmaoent building at great cost which may never be used.—Mr S. Roberts also thought immediate step* should bs taken. It would be a serious matter if there an outbreak in the Workhouse. Tney had no place to take the patients to.—Mr T. R. Griffiths, the chairman of the Rural District Council, said this was a matter which must have the immediate attention of the Rural Council, which wa3 the responsible authority. — Mr J. Hughes Parry There was only a riv°r dividing the place where this man was found from "ur district.—Tne Chairman pointed out that in Festiniog and other unions, tramps weri being vaccinated or re-vaccinated as a pre- cautionary measure.—Mr John Williams propo-ed that this should be done at Pwllheli and that the Medical Officer should visit the Workhouse every morning for the purpose.—The Chairman, in seconding, thought inmates should be included.— The Rev E Myrddin Rees said he did not object so much to the vaccination of tramps, but he con- sidtred it was going too far to suggest vaccination of inmates.—It then transpiied that the Medical Officer had receive! inductions some months ago to vaccinate inmates, but not to use pressure.- Mr Danie' Jones Can we force the tramps to be ?—The Chairman No, we cannot exactly fore them.—The Rev E Myrddin Rees aid he must object to forcing even tramps to be vaccinated. The same liberty should be allowed tramps as to membr" of the Boarl of Guardians,- Mr John Williams It is quite clear that you do not understand the ques'ion. (Laughter).—Mr W E Williams :—But will Jt not be necessary to de- tain the tramps for some time to see whether the vaccination has been successful?—The Chairman That is a matter for the Medical Officer.—On a division, it was agreed by nine votes to eight to vaccinate or re-vaccinate the tramps visiting the House.—The Rev E Myrddin Rfoes: There must be no pressure?—The Chairman Have I not told you that we cannot force them. The Guardians 8and their Luncheon.—A motion stood in the name of Mr J G Jones to reduce the fee for the luncheon provided at the Workhouse for the Guardians from sixpence to threepence. Mr Jones being absent Mr J F Roberts took it up. observing that it was but fair that the members frem Lleyn should pay as little as possible, seeing they had to give their services free. (Laughter.) —The Chairman What about the Eivion members ? (More laughter.)—Mr D H Davies seconded the proposition.—Mr John Williams Can we do it for threepence ? It is understood that the ratepayers must not pay a halfpenny towards our dinner.—Mr J F Roberts: They do it for threepence in Car- narvon.—Mr John Williams They get Irish soup there, I suppose. (Laughter.)—The Master, cn being questioned, said he received 9s 6 i from the last dinner, but the ingndients cost 9d 6d. (Laughter.) — The Chairman We can never manage it then.—The Master The loss is due to the fact that four of the twenty-three members who sat a.t the tables went away without paying the sixpences due. (More laughter.) —It transpired that this is not the first time for guardians to for- get paying.—Mr John Williams They do not forget their dinner. (Laughter.)—Tne Chairman said he could not think any guardian had wilfully forgotten in order to save sixpence.—After more discussion, sixteen voted in favour of luncheon (which consists of cold beef, with tea or coffee and bread and butter) being provided at threepence, and eight in favour of fourpence.—It was agreed that a return of expenses and receipts should be furnished in a month, and that efforts to assist the memory of the forgetful ones should be made. Burial of Paupers-. J Protest.—The Rev Myrddin Rees entered a strong protest against the way Workhouse inmates were buriedi and said there was a strong feeling in Pwllheli on the mat. ter. Dead inmates were conveyed from the Work- house to the Cemetery in a common cart.—There were many in the town who would be ready to sub- scribe to the cost of a hearse if the Guardians could not see their way to provide one for dead paupers. —The Chairman Pwllheli should get a hearse like Criccieth.—Mr John Williams I have something to say on the subject.—The Chairman Notice of motion must be given—Mr Rees Then I give notic". Sympathy.— On the proposition of Mr Hugh Parry, a vote of sympathy with Mr Hugh Williams Trevor, in his illness was parsed. Alreratiom to the House.—A report on the pro- posed alteration by Mr Bircham, the Local Govern- ment Board inspector, was read. It embraced several amendments and aftes a conference with Mr R G Thomas, Menai Bridge, the architect ap- pointed by the Guardians, who was in attendance, it was resolved that Mr Thoma9 should prepare plans taking in Mr Birchams amendments.
ABERDOVEY. LAST WEEK'S NEWS.—The messenger who took last week's parcel of news to the Railway Station put it in his pocket and forgot all about it until too late to be sent by train. LECTURE.—The Rev Tecwyn Evans, B.A., delivered an interesting lecture at the Assembly Rooms on Tuesday evening on his trip to the Canary Islands. Mr R. Ffestin Williams, B.Sc., presided. THE MILLENNIUM-Many persons thought the millennium had dawned when they saw the Vicar and two leading Radicals driving amicably together from Towyn to Aber- dovey Tuesday afternoon. THE LICENSING ACT.-On Thursday evening, the Rev J. Eiddon Jones explained the provisions of the new Licenpiug Act to a large audience at the Assembly Rooms. Mr E. L. Rowlands presided. HONORARY MEMBERS. — Mrs Steel, Talgarth Hill, the celebrated novelist, has accepted Ithe Committee's invitation to become an honorary member of the Literary Institute. Mrs Ruck, Pantlludw, has als* sent a letter to the Secretary con- veying her consent to continue her honorary member- ship. A PROBLEM.—How to get the young men from the street corners into the Reading Room and to spend their leisure hours in reading books from its library jis a pro- blem which is receiving much attention in this place at the present time. It is one of those problems, however, which will not be solved without the co-operation of the parents, who ought to remember the old saying, that he who reads,conquers." GIFTS.—Mrs Tomlins, Bryntegwel, has presented to the Institute a large and most valuable wall map of England and Wales and tivo hooks. A vote of thanks was ac- corded her by the Committee at their meeting on Wednesday night. These frequent Igifts to the Institu. tion are an appreciation of its utility and also encourage the Committee in its work. TEMPERANCE.—At the weekly temperance meeting held la8 1?unday evening, a paper was read by Mr Archibald Williams, Madeira House, and a trio was sung by Miss S. Davies, J. Lewis, and H. Jones. Mr David Hughes resigned as leader of the singing after faithfully and ably discharging the duties for the long period of fifteen years. The resignation will be received with great regret by all the members, as the singing has been a marked feature in the success which has attended the meetings and the vacant post will be difficult to fill. Mr Hughes deserves a testimonial at the hands of the temperance party and no doubt the matter will be considered in due course by the Committee. CAMBRIAN RAILWAY COMPANY AND EXCURSION TRAFFIC.—At the Welshpool Borough Police Court on Tuesday, Thomas Morgan, of Church-street, Aberdovey, was summoned by theCambrian Railway Company for travelling without having paid his fare on the 22nd January. Mr W K Minshail. of Oswestry, prosecuted. The defendant, who spoke through an inter preter, admit- ted the offence. It was stated that the defendant was noticed returning by excursion train from London to Machynlleth with the return half of an excursion ticket, the outward half of which had been issued to and used by a youth going to London as assistant to the defendant's son. When questioned the defendant first said the ticket was his own and then admitted that it was not, aud paid 18s, the ordinary fare, which was accepted. The defendant now stated that he had gone to London to consult, a specialist and travelled there by excursion train He was detained by the doctor so long that his ticket ran out, aqd he thought he was doing no wrong in imng the return half of the ticket bought by h is Bon fur the assh tanto He paid the money before he left the Company's premises.—Mr D P Owen, one of the magistrates, remarked that the question was one of fraud, and if the Company ac. cepted the money and then prosecuted for fraud it seemed to him very like compounding a felony.— Mr Minshall pointed out that a case had been decided on the point. They could have recovered the fare as a civil debt.—The Bench said tb&t as defendant admitted the offence he would be con- victed and fined 6d., including costs.—Mr D P Owen (to the defendant) If they placard your name on the stations you can recover damages from your sixpence back.
NOTICE. The Cambrian Neics C'ill be obtained every Friday morning at Messrs SMITH & SUNS, Booksslkrs, Shrmbbury Station
JBLAENAU FtSTLMOG j FAIR.—A fair was held on Wednesday whea there was a larger attendance thaa usual ot dealeres Cattle fetched fairly good prices. ADDRKSS.—Mr William Owen, Plaswaenydd, I gave a lecture to the Bowydd, Literary Society last n week on local government in relation to the moral- i ty and happiness of society. REHEARSAL —Mr David Evans, Mus, Bac, Lon- don. conducted a rehearsal a, Garregddu Chapel on Wednesday night. in connection with the annual- musica! festival of thn C.\1. Sunday Schools of the Bleaenau Fustiniog district ENGLISH LITERARY SOCIETY.-OU Tuesday, Mr i Hugh E. Hughes read a very able piper on Modern Socialism," basing his statements on Kidd's Social Evolution, chapter viii, The dis- cus-ion was carried on by Miss Jones, Higher Grade School, Messrs Dodd, Lloyti, and Phillips. Mr R. Bowton presided. TRAGIC DEATH ON THE ROADSIDE.—Mr K.ichard Lewis Richards of Tyddyn Bach. Tanygris-iau, who had beD in indifferent health for three months was medically advised last Friday afternoon to go for a short w .1I. He went out in company of a friend Mr William Pritchard, Bryutawel, Glany- owll, when within twenty yards of the Roman Bridge near Cymerau, Richards stopped and said he f,tit sick. He sat on the hedge and almost- im- mediately expired. He was ag d fiity five. EISTEDDFOD Y GWYR IEUAINGC.—An executive meeting of the above eisteddfod was held on Monday night, Mr H. Ariander Hughes presiding.—It was resolved to engage the following artistes to take part in the performance of St. Pauls Miss Maggie Davies, London Miss Laura Evans, Henllan Mr Ivor F,)ster, and Mr Ben Johnson. It was decided to make preliminary arrangements for erecting a marquee sufficient to accommodate five or six thousand people.—An effort is also being made tu engage an orchestral band to take part in the evening concert.— A correspondent writes :-The prospects of the eisteddfod appear bright, but more effort will have to be made to increase the subscriptions, as the eisteddfod is an experi- ment which demands a heavy expenditure to insuie its success. It is hoped that the committee will not fag in its efforts to make it the success which it deserves. PRESESTATIO IT. -Last week Mr H Ariander Hughes was presented ;y the members of Glaudwr Sunday School with a handsome illuminated address in recognition of his fa.i hful services to the School. Mr Hughes has lef; Glandwr to labour for the new cause at Maen< fferr-n. The Rev D Roberts, Rhiw, presided and Bryfdir conducted. Songs, etc., were given by M-ssrs Ted Lloyd, R 0 Jones, Meredith Roberts, J Pugh, W R Williami, and Megan Dwyryd. EuJogitic speeches w. re made by Messrs G G Davies, \V Owen, C^dwaladr Robe rts. (Bodlondeb), Thomas Roberts, D Jones, and J R berts. The address was read by Mr Owen Jones and handed over by Miss Maggie Jones. Bardic effusions were delivered by Bryfdir, Dewi Mai of Feirion and J W Jones. During the period Mr Hughes was superintendent of Glandwr Sunday School, the membership increased Horn fifty-five to 175. CONCERT.—The benefit concert for Miss A E Owen, Benar View, was held at the Assembly Room on Thursday, when the re was a crnwdei attendance, the great attraction being Miss Magfcie Davies, the Welsh prima donna, who was given a Davies, the Welsh prima donna, who was given a great reception. Tne other artistes were also encored. Mr Owen Jones, J.P. presided in the unavoidable absence of Mr R Roberts, J.P. Plaswaenydd and Bryfdir conducted. The accem- pauists were Mr F P Dodd, M.A., and Miss Owen., The programme was as followsChorus, "Pilgrims," Male Voce Choir; flute selection, Pastorale and Rustic Dance." Mr Mills, Dolgelly; song, Gwraig y Morwr," Mr Vaughan Davies,' Carnarvon song, 14 Death of Nelson," Mr Edward Lloyd song, Angels ever bright and fair." Miss Maggie Davies violin, Hungarian Dance," Miss Claxton, Llandudno; song, Tne YouDg Brigade," Mr Hugh Roberts flute, Romance," Mr Mills'; sorg, "Love has eyes," Miss Maggie Davies song, True till Death," Mr Vaughan Davies chorus, Tne Lord is a Man of War," Male Voice Choir; song, "I am a Roamer," Mr Vaughan Davies; Violin, Fantaisie Sg'ganesque," Miss Claxton song, "Llam y Cariadau," Mr Edward Lloyd flute, Zingaresca," Mr Mills song, Meddyliau Plentyn," Miss Maggie Davies duett, Excelsior," Messrs Davies and Lloyd choruf, Destruction of Pompiei," Male Voice Choir. BANKRUPTCY. The public examination of Griffith Hughes, 1, Dolgarregddu, Blaenau, quarryman, was conducted before Mr Registrar Tnornas Jones by Mr Daniel Williams, assistant official receiver, at Portmadoc on Monday. Debtor's liabilities were estimated to rank 967 Os Sd and assets, RS 153 leaving a deficiency of E58 53 Sd. He attributed his insolvency to failure to go to the quarry constantly owing to ill health and wet weather. He was made bankrupt upon his own application, and he informed the Official Receiver that he had been obliged to sell the whole of his household furniture and effects to his brother in order to obtain funds to file his petition. It appeared that he had been constantly sued in Blaenau County Court for the past three years and judgment summonses had from time to time been issued against him —Mr R 0 Davies appeared for the bankrupt and questions were put to him by two creditors, Mr David Thomas, Rock-terrace, grocer, and Mr David Jones, Conglywa). He stated that he could not possibly hope to pay his debts at the rate of ten shillings in the pound.— The examination was closed.
LILANDYSSIL. LOCAL WILL.-The Rev W G Jenkins, vicar of Llandyssil, Cardiganshire, who died on the 16th January, at the age of seventy-six and bad held his living since 1888, left an estate which has bepn rf turned by the Rev Evan Evans, vicar of Llan- fihangel, sole executor, at £1,tU2 gross and £1,402 net.
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