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(Continued from Page 6.) the present Mayor, who thinks he can be my censor. The Mayor—Let him go on. T Mr Gibson—I mean to have a run to-night. have waited long for this. Mr Williams is Seating drops of blood there. I beg your P4rdon I mean Mr William Thomas. You better stuff than that. (Laughter.) OH i!une 18, 1897 (the report continued): Mr C Williams: I never had to apologise for my to the Council.—Captain Dough ton i did not apologise to Mr C M Williams.—Mr Williams: i have it in my pocket • Hptain Doughton: It sickens anybody to be hero.—Mr Williams: You can go ror the good You have done to the. ratepayers." On July I 23 1897—We are getting nearer home—Cap- tain. Doughton said to Mr Williams "that he Was one of the crack boxers in Cardiff." I 5ever accused you of being a crack boxer. are only a blind following. Then the ep.ort continued: "Mr Williams: Your con- duct at the last meeting is enough to disgrace an public meeting.—Captain Doughton: Ilis man is always talking about disgrace, 'I am quite ashamed,' and 'I am aston- This is the only perfect man in the pouncil and in the town of Aberystwyth, fir Williams: Utterly false.—Captain Dough- ton. Quite true." Then we come to some- thing about whisky at Callao. Captain "oughton said he treated Mr Hopkins's re- ■ ^arks with contempt.—Mr Peake-: Perhaps VaPtain Doughton will explain whether he '"ank whisky -at Oailao. Let us havt^ it out. "Captain Doughton: He is a ha^ That Was the third time Captain Doughton had Called members liars. Mr Willia.ms-It. is very interesting Mr Daniel Thomas-Ancient history. Mr Gibson-Yes, ancient history, but very Applicable. The business of this Council has neglected for weeks and weeks owing to fact that certain members of the Coun- 1 have neglected to do their duty to the Ratepayers by refusing to attend committee Stings. I have called three meetings and y°U have not attended them. I did not ask YoU to elect me chairman of the Committee. The Mayor—Only three members voted tor you. t Mr Gibson—I do not care how many voted Mr Morgan—I call you to order, sir, tor ^terrupting Mr Gibson. ■file Mayor—Yom call me to order and 1 you to order. Sit down. Mr Morgan-I shan't sit down. t .The Mayor—Then stand up. Get on the ^Me. (Laughter and cheers by a section of Council.) Mr Hopkins (to the Mayor)—When you appointed, alderman you voted for your- Gibson—Can I go on now ? ^he Mayor—Go on.. Mr Gibson—My point is this. Certain fibers of the Council have got themselves & wrong position. To put it broadly, a y have made fools, of themselves and they neglecting their duty to the ratepayers order to spite me. But I do not care two- for the whole lot of you. You cannot at me All you get at is the town which [ to suffer: and it is true that there is *0rk of the General Purposes Committee ^Jtacted at the present time. Mayor—We are all aware of it. i Mr Gibson—And it is due to certain mem- who will not do the work. *ne Mayor—And the ratepayers know the ^ause. j Mr Gibson—I am oblibed to -ou for your disruptions, but with your perfect sense of Ylrness perhaps you will allow me to go on. can do what you like with the General purposes Committee. It does not matter to whether it is disbanded or not if that is proper word for it; but if it is necessary do away with this Committee, why not do ?*ay with ail committees and let the work done in Council ? I am quite satisfied to r back to the ratepayers in November and if do not like me they can so; but not going to be fudged bv you, who not be judged yourselves. You should be last man to put that impertinent notice agenda. n.Mr Hopkins—It is the best compliment Mr i lt)son can nave when the blind following is to knock him out of the Committee, town will see it. 0l Mayor—Well, is there anv more dis- ? Alderman Jones is the senior mem- k*" °f the Council and I am surprised at his ^Ping silent.. aJ^derm&n Jones—I am surprised at tne taken in this matter throughout. 1 it would have been much preferable m jf 6 interest of the Council and of the town had met privately as was done in the 0f Wm. Thomas's mayoralty in a Crit of conciliation. There was then a A, tter outcome than will be th" outcome of resolution. I think the resolution will imitate against the attainment of that ob- 2* Wc must all feel that the town will these scenes—(hear, hear)—and I kZf that there is more than one who contri- Cv Awards them. We ought to bear and Sn ar rather than approach matters in that /Irit. For that reason, I suggest the with- r44vval of the resolution in the hope that we meet and discuss the matter in a private J^ner and in a conciliatory spirit. I must that the logical conclusion we arrive at if 0^APass this resolution and if we disapprove U Gibson's conduct is that he is unworthy tk on an.y committee. If we take excep- *?■ to his position as chairman of the Gen- 5^1 Purposes Committee, then the logical Ouence is that he is unworthy to take part th.a,]IY other committee. I am sorry to see (i,, s resolution brought forward and I am H r.e the Town Clerk will agree with me that k ls better to try and meet and rub against tK6 another a little more and approach the V ^in a conciliatory spirit. Personally, I h? Sorry that this resolution has been d-°ught. forward because I believe that the ^-Ussion will be detrimental to the interests « the town in a way that nothing ha^ been « ^t has taken plaoe for many years. I there- feel that the better course will be to thdraw the resolution. a Mr Williams—I have just a few words to <j-y- As it generally occurs, nothing can be of^Ussed here without introducing the name K Mr WTiiliams. This evening it has been m- ^u-oed in another way. Mr Williams was ^st and right man. ofMr Gibson—I object to that. That is one the false statements which breed false im- ^si^ns. I have read extracts from reports. ■The Mayor—Complimenting Mr Williams. fa-Mr iviiii.ms-We gave Mr Gibson every h,1*' play and quiet hearing, but when other fibers speak, he and Mr Morgan interrupt j^th long speeches. We want to discuss tne ^tter quietly. Morgan—Do so. ir Williams—I have nothing to be ashamed tt frhat happened years ago &nd I can say at the Mayor made statements then which s°On wi til drew and apologised. That is M6 Proper thing foi- a gentleman to do, and it "Il the Mayor read his expression of regret n] accepted. That is what you first com- of a member who made oertain state- Jf^ts ^nd who does not act as honourable hu.lbu, did by withdrawing and apologising, lf brings in other matters to support him- ijj • I can quite understand members mak- statements here under great provocation Vili!jps> hut they immediately apologise and tri aw when they find they have done a ^rong and injustice. Here you have Obwed members to travel nearly all over the A j e■ I am sure that we are all glad to hear .ei"man Jonea this evening in the tone and Ipj l*t of ooncil;ation which he introduced. At tl, ls ^rst what AVO are all anxious for. ^ell same time I cannot but remember too Uv,' Ahlermun Jones, one cf the oldest the Council, sitting there ,silent1 y °ert&n members have hurled insinua- Vs innuendoes at us. \fr —Who are us? \»r Williams—Members of the Council. VJr —Not the blind following? 1 r ill'ams—I am not going to wrangle. rie Mayor—Let Mr Williams go on. I Mr Williams said that statements had been hurled at members and at some of the old members. There was not a word of reproach from Alderman Jones. If Alderman Jones was anxious for this conciliatory spirit why did he not appeal to Mr Gibson before he was allowed to finish his speech by which he hoped to injure some members of the Council. The moment Mr Gibson finished, Alderman Jones got up and made an appeal. He (Mr Williams) appealed to the town wh) were the judges. Mr Gibson-That is what I have said ail along. You have oopped that from me. Mr Williams-I should be sorry to copy anything that was not right. Mr Gibson—You set yourselves up as judges here to-night and who are you? Mr Williams—He cannot keep order and we must be charitable. Mr Gibson-Only you cannot be charitable. Mr Williams said that but for the interests of the town it would have been impossible to sit there tamely without replying to the insinuations hurled at them. From that time henceforth, so far as his humble self was concerned, however unjust and untrue the remarks were made, he would leave the public to judge and would not reply. He felt the town had been seriously injured. Mr Gibson-So do I, by the blind foILow- ing. Mr Williams—It would be all right if the public did not know, but the public know the working of things. Mr Gibson—Yes, thank goodness. Mr Williams—They are the judges and we are willing to entrust ourselves in their hands. The Mayor had had but small sup- port in maintaining order. Alembei-s have wrangled with him and had no respect for the chair whatever their feelings were for him. I appeal to Mr Hopkins if he had a more loyal supporter in the chair than I was. Mr Morgan—He kept order. The Mayor—You keep order, will you? Mr Morgan—Do not be so personal. Mr Williams said that when Mr Hopkins was mayor he told Mr Hopkins that it was the duty of members to support the chair. They had heard all kinds of statements with reference to the way the business of the town had suffered and they had heard eulogistic references by Mr Hopkins to Mr Gibson. They were very glad to hear them. Mr Gibson-No patronage. It makes me sick. Mr Williams—You do not deserve very much. Mr Morgan—He did not leave any back work for you. Mr Williams—Nor did he leave any forward work. However, I will deal with that in time. Mr Gibson—I shall want to reply. The Mayor-You shall have no reply. Mr Gibson—Then get Mr Williams to stick to the resolution. It is a personal attack on my conduct. The Mayor—He can speak as much as he likes as I allowed you. He may sweep the whole world. When members do not know how to conduct themselves Mr Morgan—When the Mayor does not know how to conduct the meetings. Mr Morris—Sit down. Mr Morgan—I think you are out of order altogether. The Mayor-You sit down. Mr Morgan—I can sit down. Mr Williams—The public will judge. Mr Gibson—Yes, the public will judge. Mr Williams—You allowed Mr Gibson to travel far outside the resolution. Mr Gibson—Not outside tne question of personal conduct. I shall reply. The Mayor-You will have no reply. Mr Morgan again stood up. 9 Mr Morris-Sit down. Turn him out, Mr Mayor. Mr Morgan—Who are you? Mr Jenkins—And who are you ? The Mayor-Sit down. Mr Morgan-I won't. The Mayor—Stand up then. Stand on your head. Stand on the tajSIe. Your remarks follow your example. Mr Morgan-If you stood on your head you would fall down. We are not now at Callao. I want to know if Mr Williams is in order. The Mayor-Yes. Mr Gibson-Ask the Town Clerk. Mr Morgan—Let us have it in cold blood. Mr Williams—Members are not going to sit with councillors who accuse the officials of rigging the minutes. We gave every fair play to Mr Gibson to make a statement he sho:uld not have been allowed L", make. He had free passage. Mr Gibson—Where to? Not in Captain Doughton's ship. Mr Williams—I mean to go on. With re- ference to this committee, I cannot endorse Mr Hopkins's statement that the business has been well conducted since Mr Gibson has been chairman. Mr Gibson-I shall insist on a reply. Mr Williams—I have n()l objection. The Mayor-You can put it on the agenda. Mr Gibson—Mr Williams took the chair- manship of the Finance Committee. Mr Morgan-Yes, and he asked for it. Mr Gibson-He had it cut and dried. Mr Morgan-It was rigged. Mr Hopkins—There was a private meeting of members of which the Mayor was chairman and it was a disgrace to the town to have that meeting. The Mayor-We know who is speaking. Mr Hopkins-Yes. The Mayor—Good God let us go on. Mr Hopkins-He thinks he is at Callao. Mr Williams-This kind of conduct- Mr Gibson—Yes and this kind of language. I have never used that language since I have been in the Council. Mr Hopkins Neither have I. Mr Williams said that references had been made to the Finance Committee. It was absol- utely false to say that he had canvassed for the chairmanship. Mr Morgan You asked for the statement and you got it. Mr v* illiams It is false. Mr Morgan It is right and everybody knows it. You asked for the statement and it was rigged up. You had the blind following and the blind following voted for you. Mr Dav/ies: Somebody will have to pay for these statements one of these days. Mr Williams said the statements made were absolutely false. Mr Wynne was chairman for two or three years. He (Mr Williams) did not canvas and did not ask for a vote in all his life. People came there and repeated false statements in the hope that somebody wouU believe them. He then proceeded to explain that Mr Gibson had neglected to produce tenders for the band at the proper time. Mr Gibson replied that the tenders were sent down to him by the Town Clerk, and when he called a meeting of the Committee to deal with them nobody attended when he convened the meetings. Because Mr Williams did not like the proposal, he upset it at the Council. Mr Morgan lie did not agree with it. Mr Gibson He must be a dictator as Captain Doughton said. Mr Williams then dealt at great length with the question of tenders for the band and tenders for printing the souvenir, with the view of show- ing that Mr Gibson had not dealt with them promptly after they had been received, to which Mi Gibson replied that Mr Williams had upset the Committee's proposal because he was not present at the meeting. When Mr Williams had finished, Mr Gibson said Now let some of the men with a little back-bone in them stand up." Mr Morris You will hear them soon enough. Mr Gibson: I certainly do not rtfer to you as a man having any backbone. Mr Morris You will find that out. I can tell you that. I Mr Gibson Who are you ? You have not done a day's work in your life. You have no more guts than a black beetle. Mr Davie s: There is one good thing they have more brains than some people. Mr Morgan Some people have never had any brains. Mr Williams More will be heard in reference to certain statements. Mr Gibson They are nothing but threats and threats do not frighten. In the course of further discussion, Mr Gibson, referring to the souvenir and the band, said Mr Williams' statements were absolutely untrue and that if the Town Clerk was a man he would get up and say so. adding that he ought to be a man. Mr Daniel Thomas—We have as much back- bone as you. Mr Gibson—And you have got your price. You are waiting for the aldermanships, and magis- trateships, and all the other ships that are going to sail (general uproar, during which Mr Hopkins started to sing For he's a jolly good fellow") and Mr Morgan remarked to Mr Daniel Thomas Rwyt ti 'run fath a hen sluen." The Mayor (to Mr Gibson)—Your conduct is really disgraceful. Mr Gibson—You have said that before. The Mayor—You will not allow a member to go on without interruption. Mr Williams—There is a good reason for it. Mr Gibson-Put the resolution up. Mr Williams-I know your reason. Mr Gibson-No. You can go on all night. I am absolutely comfortable. Mr Williams- You do not, look it. Mr Gibson—If I looked as white as you do, then God help me as the Mayor said. Mr Williams said that tenders ought to have been with the Town Clerk and not with the Chairman. Mr Gibson-These sort of half-truths are things he lives on That is how he hasa blind following. You are afraid of his dirty tongue, but I am not. Mr Hopkins-What is the difference between keeping tenders and taking the documents of the Council Mr Gibson-And keeping them over night. Mr Hopkins There was a meeting on Saturday night to prepare this in Mr Williams's shop when the Mayor, Mr Wm Thomas, and Mr Samuel were there. I know a little of your dodges. The Mayor It is absolutely untrue. Mr Hopkins It is true and I can prove it. Mr Gibson That is the way the business of the town is done in secret places, and we know what the price is—aldermanships and magis- trateships and one or two other oily things. Let us have it out. Mr Morgan Or leases and things. Mr Williams I have a duty to perform to the ratepayers. Mr Gibson Oh yes, they will judge you per- sonally and otherwise. They put you out once. Mr Williams Because I did not canvas. There are inuendoes about documents and books kept in my house. Mr Gibson asked the Borough Accountant questions, who replied that the minute bcok of the General Purposes Committee was in the possession of Mr Williams when he went down for it and it was in his house all night. Mr Morgan again rose to speak and the meet- ing proceeded in great disorder, during which Mr Hopkins began to sing "We won't go home till morning because the Mayor says so," and in the course of further discussion, Mr Gibson said that people had been afraid of Mr Williams's dirty tongue, but now the blind following was very nearly gone. Mr Morris Sit down man. Mr Gibson Go to the Board of Guardians and creep out your own way. Stand in front of a looking glass and be ashamed of yourself. Mr Morgan, after further talk about the sou- venir, said he had been only five months on the Council. Mr Wm Thomas: And that was five months too long. Mr Morgan: It has been obvious that whatever Mr Williams and Mr Thomas propose and second was carried, and that whatever Mr Peter Jones or Mr Gibson proposed and seconded could not be carried. Mr Jenkins said he had a reason for voting for the resolution and would give it. Amongst other things Mr Gibson charged the whole members of the Council with being a blind following. Mr Gibson said he never charged the whole members, and he must put a stop to such mis- representations. He said there was a blind following. The Mayor: Let him go on. Mr Gibson Certainly not. I am not going to be misrepresented. Mr Williams Mr Gibson is excited. Mr Gibson I am quite calm. I have not turned a hair, as you can see. Mr Hopkins: You stick to the truth, Mr Jenkins. You are going to be a preacher, and if you are going to be a preacher you must speak the gospel of truth. Mr Jenkins From what I unrlerstand-- Mr Gibson You do not understand. That is a favourite expression of yours. You say Do I understand." Well, I do not think you do under- stand. The Mayor-He does not ask you. Mr Gibson-He addresses me. Mr Jenkins—I am going to say in a few words why I will vote for the resolution. Mr Gibson-Then vote for it. Mr Jeukins said it was a deliberate misstate- ment that whatever Mr Williams proposed was carried and what Alderman Jones proposed was not carried. I have personally voted for a resolu- lution proposed by Alderman Jones. Mr W. Thomas-Then you should not have done it. (Laughter.) Mr Jenkins said that with the exception of four members the whole of the Council were ca led a blind following. He had not been called by that term before and was not going to verify it in the Council. It was a modest request from a body of men who were willing to work with Councillor Gibson if he worked with them in the same way as Alderman Jones spoke of, to with- draw the remark and simply say that he was sorry. Mr Gibson—Councillor Gibson is neither sorry nor will he withdraw. Councillor Gibson be- lieves that this Council is rotten as regards some of its doings and some of its members. Mr Morris—There is one immaculale being. Mr Jenkins said he was extremely sorry that the dignity of the town was at so low an ebb that a representative of the ratepayers was not allowed to say a word without continual inter- ruptions. Mr Gibson When he makes false statements. Mr Jenkins I did not do anything now. Mr Gibson Not now. Mr Jenkins Then why interrupt me ? Mr Gibson Because I was only telling you. Mr Jenkins It is a very low standard I must say. I go by mv conscience. Mr Gibson For goodness sake put a ring in the nose of your conscience, haul it out, and let us have a look at it. Mr Samuel said he A'as sorry that the town had come ta;that and sorry to be a member of a body which was the laughing stock of the coun- try. Mr Gibson Then clear out of it then. The door of freedom from this is wide open. Mr Samuel It was very nice before Mr Gibson came in. Mr Gibson Not when Captain Doughton called people liars. Mr Williams—And he withdrew. Mr Samuel did not think that Councillor Gib- son or anybody else had a grievance against him. Mr Gibson—My only grievance against you is that you started with a little bit of grit in you and allowed it all to. run out of you. Mr Samuel said he attended meetings regularly, but could not be expected to attend meetings of which Mr Gibson was chairman and mis-stated facts as far a he was concerned. He was ex- tremely sorry to tind the Council coming to a low state. Mr Williams-And who is responsible? Mr Samuel said he got up to refute the state- ment of Mr Hopkins. He migln have been seen talking to members, but as to framing this re- solution it was a deliberate lie. Mr Morgan-In Mr Williams's shop. Mr Williams—That was a lie and you scatter the lies about. Mr Samuel said it was the wrong impressions that are the causes of all the disagreeableness in the Council. He remembered the meeting re- ferred to by Alderman Jones after which the Council agreed to adhere to the Standing Orders. The Council, however, had gone back again and become degraded. He hoped they would adhere to the Standing Orders and not conduct the meetings to the delight of the South Wales Eapers. Aberystwyth was an educational centre, ut the meetings were disgraceful. Mr Gibson—Yes, and you had the Standing Orders when Capt Doughton called people liars. Mr Samuel-l am appealing to all the members. Mr Gibson-It is a bit late and no appeal is wanted. Mr Morgan—Why not let the Mayor appeal ? Mr Samuel—You do not listen to the Mayor, Mr Morgan—The Mayor has made no appeal. Mr Samuel did not see why they should not as a public body work harmoniously. The Mayor—I presume that that is the last speaker. Mr W. Thomas—It is ten o'clock. The Mayor-Now I want the names to be re- corded. Mr Gibson-That will be twice they have been recorded against me. Eight voted for the proposition and the Town Clerk took the names of the Mayor, Messrs Wm Thomas, Robert Doughton, Daniel Thomas, C. M. Williams, T. J. Samuel, Edwin Morris, and Barclay Jenkins. The Mayor asked if there were any against the proposition. Alderman Jones held up his hand, remarking I must say I protest strongly against a vote of this kind being recorded." Mr Gibsoii-XNTell, the blind following have had another field day. Three voted against the proposition, which was carried, Mr Gibson and Mr Davies not voting either way. The Council then separated.
LLITHFAEN C.M. Preaching Festival.-A the annual festival on Easter Monday, the divines en- gaged were the Revs Thos Gray, Birken- head; H Harris Hughes, B.A., 1>.D., Biaenau Fest niog; and Wynne Davies, liangor.
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PORTMADOC veil Lady Neave, Captain Davies. from Newlyn Rebecca s s, Captain Roberts, frmn Liverpool; Michael Kelley, Cap- tain Roberts, from Stranraer Ulelia, Captain Slade, from Dunnabrattion Cecil Brindley, Cap- tain Jones, from Cork Mary, Captain Young, from Cork Wm Shepherd, Captain Hughes, from Barry Brothers, Captain Rees, from New- port; Faith, Captain Hughes, from Dublin Miss Morris, Captain Jones, from Stranraer; Edith Roberts, Captain Jones, from Annan; Volunteer, Captain Davies, from Newport: John and Mar- garet, Captain Humphreys, from Aberaeron. Sailed-Miss Hughes, Captain Jones, to Cork Rebecca s s, Captain Roberts, to Liverpool. Amateur Football Final.—The score at half- time last Saturday at Welshpool was one goal each. On resump- tion, Buckley scored, but Portmadoc soon equalised. Two golden chances pre- sented themselves to the Madocites, but they mulled both and the game ended in a draw. The tie will be replayed to-morrow (Saturday) at Welshpool. The Bellringers.—The Portmadoc Guild at- tended the annual meeting of the North Wales Association of Bellringers at Rhudd- lan on Easter Monday. The Association's annual oonference will be held at Portmadoc next year. The Guild were entertained by the Vicar and Mrs. Williams to dinner at the Vicarage on Tuesday night in celebration of the marriage of Mr and MrsNHarry Wake- field. Mr Wakefield, who is a member of the Guild, was presented by his colleagues with a handsome marble timepiece. Grounded.—The Portmadoc three-masted schooner "Robert Morris," bound from Port- madoo for Harburg grounded at Steelsand on Thursday week. She was assisted off un- damaged. Easter in Church.—The services at St John's Church during Holy Week and Easter Day were remarkably well attended, as in- deed have been all the services held daily during Lent. The attendance at the Easter Day Communion celebrations was also grati- fyingly large. The Rev R W Owen, of Eglwys Oen Duw, delivered the address at the Three Hours Service on Good Friday and he also preached in the evening when the con- gregation included a good number of Non- conformists. On the previous evening Mr Owen delivered an address on "The Holy Communion." The Rev J J Davies, Llanfi- hangel-y-Pennant, preached on Tuesday night and the Rev J James, Penmorfa, on Satur- day night. The Church was beautifully de- corated on Easter Day. the decorators being: Altar, east end, and choir stalls, Mrs J E Williams, Mrs Mark Pechell. Mrs Summer- feld, and Miss Breese; font, the Misses K Jones, A G Jones, and Mr A Roberts pulpit and .r82?, Mr and Mrs Thomas, Ty Nan- nau; Misses G Thomas, L Roberts, and M Kirby, and Mr Percy Thomas; lec- tern, Miss Bryant, Mr Griffith, and the Rev J T Jones. The church room was decorated by Miss Hammond, Mrs Holl, the Rev J T Jones, and Mr Ernest Pejters; and Tremadoc Church, by Mr R P-hes, gardened, Bodawen. The Wesleyans—-At a quarterly circuit meeting on Saturday, the Rev E Jonesi pre- siding, Mr R Evans, Talsarnau, was appointed to succeed the late Mr E M Roberts, J.P., as circuit steward. A vote of sympathy with the family of the late Mr Roberts was passed. —The Rev E Jones and the Rev W LToyd Davies (Talsarnau) consented to remain in the circuit another year.—It was announced that the ministers' house at Talsarnau had been completed. C.M. Sassiwn—At the North Wal-is t, M. Sassiwn to be held at Portmadoc in August the following will preach at the public ser- vices:—The Revs T Charles Williams, Menai Bridge John Williams Princes's-road J H Williams, Llangefni; W E Prvddereli; Jo- seph Jenkins, New Quav Prof Ellis Edwards and D Tecwyn Evans (W). County School.—Ten teams of five a .ide entered a football competition for badges offered by the Headmaster (Mr J Rhys Evans, M.A.), to the winners and the cantain of the runnera-up. The winnert; were VavaFor Jones (captain), Rees Nicholas. W R Wil- liams. Owen Jones, and W P Williams, and the captain of the runners^im. Ebenezer Evans.—Mr Oscar Hardy, assistant master, before the school broke up for the Easter holidays, was made by the boys the recfpent of a handsome wedding gift in the form of a timepiece. The present was handed over by Mr J G Jones, Tyddynllwyn, and a speech was also made by the Headmaster. Prizes are being offered the pupils bv the Head- master for the best account given of the re- cent Gilchrlist lectures. A Change.—Rain fell heavily on Monday night in Portmadoc and between seven and eight on Tuesday morn; ng there was a fall of snow on Cnycht. Ottering on the Giaslyn. On Saturday week the Ynysfor hounds were engaged in t..e first otter hunt. The meet was at Croesor Bridge. An otter was soon scented, the hounds working down rowards. portmadoc and on to Llyn Bach, where the quarry was marked in earth. Terriers were nut in, but without success. Last Saturda-, the hounds started from the same spot un the river. Near Gerrigrhywdwr an otter was located in earth, and the terrier succeeded in killing it in the hole. Proceeding up the river the hounds soon after leaving Beddgelert tracked another quarry which made -for Dinas Lake. After a three-and-a-half hours' hunt, the otter dashed up the river and into earth. The terriers worked it out and it was killed by the hounds in the open. On Monday the (Jolwyn was hunted as far as Mynyddmawr, the meet being at Beddgelert. Among tho, present at each of the hunts were Captain E Jones (master; Mr Haigh, Aberia; Capt Higaon, Craflwyn; Mr J Glynn Liverpool; and the Misses Jones, Ynysfor. Ball—The dancing class wound up the ses- sion with a ball at the Sportsman Hotel last week. The Terpsichoreans. who numbered about thirty, gave over at three in the morn- ing. Medical Appointment.—The Carnarvon- shire Police Committee have appointed Dr Pierce Jones as police surgeon in the Port- madoc division in succession to the late Dr Jones Morris.
EASTERTIDE Hopes for a fine Good Friday were but partly realised. The day opened as on the preceding thirty days with a glorious sun, but towards eleven a'clock banks of cloud suddenly appeared followed almost immediately by a sharp shower —the first rainfall in four weeks. It was now noted that the wind had veered from south to northwest and the numerous holiday seekers who were just setting out for the day armed themselves with mackintoshes and umbrellas. But in less than half an hour the sky once more bore a summerlike garb and ths rain protection- ists during the next three hours as the swelter- ing heat made itself felt began to think that they had unnecessarily lumbered themselves. By three o'clock, however, they were congratulating themselves on their precautions. Thexe was a sudden fall in the temperature like as from mid- summer to mid-winter, and the sky in a few minutes became completely overcast, Two hours elapsed before rain fell and following a few showers there was a return once more to a clear sky but the wind maintained its rawness as it did next day, Its effect on Saturday, however, was completely neutralised by sunshine of July- like power. The same conditions obtained on Sunday and Monday, but assuming a more genial phase on the latter day, panamas and flannels once more making their appearance. Good Friday was marked by the usual quiet in Portmadoc, the footfalls of the few vho appeared in the main streets in the afternoon breaking a silence as deep as that reigning in the dead of night. Outings and pic-nics were the order, a good number going by trap, manv by train, and still more on foot, the Black Rock be ng the favourite objective: of t,he pedestrians. Traffic at the Black Rock taxed the tea caterers almost as much as it does on a busy summer's day. Not a few golfers made their appearance on the new links on Morfa Bychan which are already in tolerable playing order. Scores of anglers turned out on river and mountain brook, but sport although good compared with Eester of last year, was not up to what it has bf-eri during the past few weeks. Certainly very few there were on the Glaslyn who did not nmke a capture or two, but the size of the fish regarded generally were nearer to that of the two onnce tiddler of the mountain brook than that which one has a rMht to expect when fishing a noble stream like the Glaslyn. Those competent to speak ittiribute the anglers'evil time to the imminence o: rain and that other blessed resource of the unlucky rodman, thunder in the air. The Tremadoc fair fell this year on Good Friday, and the holding of other fairs in the district on the preceding and succeeding days made it impos- sible to change the date. As might be imagined business, never very brisk in Tremadoc at the best of times, fell to zero stage on Friday, this being attributable in some measure to the banks being closed. The usual services, includ- ing the three hours' service, were held in St John's and other Anglican churches in the disj trict, but the Free Churches who in many instances held prayer meeting's last Good Friday, trod the old groove this year. On Saturday, a company of about sixty left for Welshpool to witness the final in the Welsh Amateur Cup competition between Portmador and Buckley. The game ended in a draw-twc goals each-and the contestants will try fuith, i conclusions on Saturday next. On Sunday and Monday, the annual preaching festivals of the Beddgelert, Borthygest, and Morfa Bychan C ngregational Churches were held, the Revs E!vet, Lewis and J. Rhydderch I Waenfawr, preaching at Beddgelert, and tht I Revs R. Roberts, Rhosllanerchrugog, R. P. Williams, Holyhead, and Roland Hughes, B.D., Bangor, at the latter places. On Sunday, Mr Hughes and Mr Elvet Lewis occupied the Memorial pulpit, and Mr Rhydderch and Mr Roberts the Salem pulpit. Easter Monday saw the usual exodus from Portmadoc, there being absolutely no attractions in the town. Over a thousand left by train for Pwllheli, Criccieth, and Carnarvon, the vast majority going to the former place, which this vear embarked on an innovation in the form of a dog, poultry, and cage bird show. Residential visitors to the district were few in number, the Vale of Madoc being outside the pale of the Easter holiday makers. Remote as it s, however, there can be no question that the district could do much better in the way of early visitors were its own attractions and its prox- imity to places of unrivalled scenic beauty brought to prominent notice. Many months ago, a committee was formed by the Council (with power to add from outside) to take steps in this direction. The Committee has done absolutely nothing except appoint officers and build castles in the air.
DOLGELLEY. The Institute and Free Library.-A t a meeting of the Executive Committee held on Tuesday even- ing, April 17th, under the presidency of the Rev R Morris, it was reportt d by the Hon Secretary 'hat a friend who wish to keep his name secret has made a present of a dozen valuable books to the Library. It was also reported that the appointed Committee had bought silver band instruments at the nominal price of 9110. The instruments number twenty-two with drum, twenty-one caps, and bandmaster's uniform and a large quantity of music. The formation of the band was entrusted to the following CommitteeMessrs John Griffith, B Sc, M W Griffith, Mus Bac, Robert J nes, B ,,1, D R Meredith, George Wi liams, Dr John Jones, I J James, M Biomoy, Riclard Jones, with the Chairman (Rev R Morri.), Hon Secretary (Mr Ernest D-viet.), and Treasurer (Mr E W Evans). Sales.—On Wednesday afternoon of last week Messrs D Roberts and Son, Corwen, conducted a sale of the household furniture of Mr David Jones, late of Clifton House. The bidding was exceptionally brisk and good prices were real- ized. The same afternoon Mr Wm RowlandSg Towyn, conducted a sale of painting materials, the property of Mr Richard Evans, Arran-road. The Ambulance Class.-On Friday, April 6th Dr Pugh Jones, Barmouth, examined the mem- bers of the ambulance class. Twenty-eight mem- bers came forward for examination which was rather stiff. There is strong hope for believing that the class Ps a whole was successful. Death of Betty Richards.—On Sunday morning after a long illness the death of Betty Richards took place. She was a member of Salem C M Church, and up to recently was a constant attendant at all meet- ings. The funeral took place at the new ceme- tery on Wednesday when the pastor, the Rev R Ernest Jones, officiated.
"U.K" Teas Economical. Delicious. Free samples and price list may be obtained from the folljwing agents ALFRED NOYES, 19, Pier Street, Aberystwyth. AGENT FOR UNITED KINGDOM TEA Co., LTD., LONDON. Particulars of Agency on application. i275 Private Address—43, HIGH STREET, TOWYN. W. J. GRIFFITHS SANITARY 9 PLUMBER, HOT WATER ENGINEER, BELLHANGER, &e. TOWYN AND BARMOUTH. All work executed on the moat modern principles. Estimates free. Workshops:—GRAIGFACH, BARMOUTH, and STATION ROAD, TOWYN. h780 ELLIS H. JONES, ARCHITECT, SURVEYOR, ETC GROESLON, R.S.O., CARNARVON. —PRIVATE ADDRESS,— PARKIA UCHA, CRICCIETH Where can be seen each Evening. h598 Portmadoc. GRANITE CHIPPINGS and SAND, Suitable for Concrete, Mortar, Plastering, Artificial Stone Making, Footpaths, etc at extraordinary low prices. APPLY— Moel-y-Gest Quarry, Portmadoc, IPP EARLY SPRING GOODS EASTER NOVELTIES ART-NEEDLEWORK REQUISITES at Paris House, Portmadoc, y612 Llod a Son, STATIONERS AND BOOKSELLERS, 125, HIGH STREET, PORTMADOC. Have a fine collection CHRISTMAS CARDS. Pattern Books of Private Christmas Card SENT TO ANY ADDRESS. fS59 THE SPORTSMAN HOTEL, PORTMADOC. First Class Family and Commercial Hotel. Under new Management. Situate close to Station, and near to all places of interest. Every accommodation. Posting in all its Branches. M. LLOYD-JONES, 858 Proprietress, FISHING TACKLE" OF THE BEST QUALITY ONLY. Ferrules and Timber and all Fittings for Making your own Rods. NO FANCY PRICES AT EIFION STORES, Near Cambrian Railways Station, Portmadoc. g706 Pwllheli. W. J. BATTERBEE, GROCER AND ITALIAN WAREHOUSEMAN, has removed from ALA STOBEsto new and extensive Premises on the MAES KNOWN AS THE THE PIONEER." Finest Quality Groceries and Provisions sold at strictly store prices. h959 RA VENHILL & SON, SIGN WRITERS, GILDERS, GRAINERS, GLAZIERS, PAINTERS, PAPERHANGERS, &c., &c. Cardiff Road, Pwllheli. h76 THE GRANSDEN PIANO. CTPRIGHT 222. IRON GRAND. ALL COMMUNICATIONS, PYEMONT, BARMOUTH, TUNER & DEALER. LLOYD & WILLIAMS, GENERAL AND MONUMENTAL MASONS, Mawddach Marble Works BARMOUTH. Monuments, Headstones, Crosses and Mural Tablets ? fXecutfd in best style in gianite, luarole, slate (If stone at moderate Prices. Estimates free. h4l5 Ustnt5.6 ^brtsaes. Portmadoc- Portmadoc Steam Laundry (Jo. WOMEN DREAD tttaqttti™ MEN HATE- WASHING DAT. o. ™fflSSS*iS3a!SB"ESS! wl" tovm'd°°' "d"01 • •' T SHIRTS AND COLLARS A SPECIALITY. Softest of Water used,reouinoe no Ghemlot COLLECTING AGENT for Barmouth Pwllheli,and Biaenau Feetiniog'. e896 R. NEWELL, Butcher. u "Patronised by Her late and the Majesty, Queen Victoria. Royal Family. R. NEWELL, Purveyor or Meat. CENTRAL BUILDINGS, PORTMADOC, Beach Road, Barmouth. High Street, Criccieth, Central Buildings, Pwllheli, Market Square, Blaenau Festiniog rAG?uDd Je,CC^ °LSfc0cki°r ^.h.e Easter Market, including Prime WEST HIGHLAND OAIILK, fed by the HOD. F. G. WynD, Glynllifon Park, and a choice lot of REAL SPRING LAMBS. Consumers should make a point of securing the genuine article in Lamb, and not be content with Welsh yearling sheep dressed as such. x979 hictiards & Sons, Lianbedr ESTABLISHED 1840. Cambrian Coast COALS, LIME, BRICKS & CEMENT, Sanitary Pipes, Building and Agricultural Lime BEST HOUSE, STEAM, AND SMITHY COALS. District Agent for John Bazley White & Brothers' CEMENT. Agent for BIBBY'S CAKES &nd MEALS, BIBBY'S MILK EQUIVALENT AND BIBBY'S CREAM EQUIVALENT a. Laneasier's CALF FOOD. ROBERT RICHARDS & SONS PENSARN, LLANBEDR, R.S.O. DEPOTS AT TOWYN, HARLECH, AND DYFFRYN. ORDERS delivEred at all Railway Stations in Truckloads at most reasonable pricea. Artistic Paperhangings, 1906. WDI. Evans, 5, Lombard Street, Portmadoc. Paints and Varnishes of Highest Quality. I A Choice Selection of the Newest Desigus now in Etock at all prices. I Pattern Books on application. I Agent for Olsena Washable Water Paint and Morse's Fresco. g75 Messrs. WM. MORRIS AND CO., SHIP CHANDLERS, BRITANNIA TERRACE, PORTMADOC, BAVE I £ Eopened BAKERY AT CHAPEL PLACE, PORTMADOC ALL KINDS OF SHIP BISCUITS MADE AND SOLD AT REASONABLE PRICES. CABIN BISCUITS A SPECIALITY. These Biscuits are highly recommended to all persons suffering from Indigestion. The BAKERY is OPEN FOR PUBLIC BAKING ut 1 30 p.m. and 6 p.m; except on Wednesdays, when it closes at 4 p.m. g759 Wholesale Confectionery. Wholesale Confectionery. Grocers and Confectioners in South Carnarvon and on the Cambrian Coast have NOW AT THEIR VERY DOORS, a Wholesale Confectionery Warehouse, which has been opened by Mr Josiah Williams (late of the firm of Messrs. John Hill & Son, Ltd.), in partnership with Mr. J. Price Owen, Aroefs, Pwllheli, under the name of T Williams & Price, High Street, Pivllheli. The firm is able to compete with ALL COMPETITORS as it buys direct from the Manufacturers. i346 UP-TO-DATE MILLINERY & TAILORING. W. ANTHONY'S Establishment at Manchester House, Pwllheli Is Well-known for STYLE AND VALUE. NEWEST DESIGNS AND PATTERNS ALWAYS IN STOCK. iuwxwACIP-AL-C UOWN SPENT IN PURCHASING MORRIS EVANS' REMEDIES MAY SAVE YOU POVIDI, MORRIS EVANS' I Household Oil FOR RHEUMATISM, WEAK CHEST, LUMBAGO, SCIATICA, BURNS, SCALDS, CUTS, BRUISES, SPRAINS, &c. In bottles, 1/li & 2/6. Pearls FOB THE KIDNEYS, LITER COMPLAINTS, CONSTIPATION, INDIGESTION, BILIOUSNESS, and all internal troubles. .1 In Boxes, lilt and 2/6. J Consumption Capsules I FOR CONSUMPTION, BRONCHITIS, AND ASTHMA. J A SUCCESSFUL CURE | AFTER SANATORIUMS | AND DOCTORS FAILED. I Jn Boxes, 1/1 £ & 2/6. Sold by Grocers and Chemists, or direct for above prices from- MORRIS EVANS & Co., I FESTINIOG, NORTH WALES. -I i M8BI—nmmi UIUUIII IIIIHinHIHBHHBWWIIMMW— Criccieth. THE GEORGE HOTEL, CHICCIETH WALES. Completely re-builfc and re-furnished throughout byMessrs Map.e and Company. All Modern conveniences. Baths, See. Sanitary arrangements believei to be perfcct. For further particalars and tariff apply to MANAGERESS FOR INDIGESTION LIVER AND STOMACH DISORDER, DR. WOOD'S REMEDY will completely curel INDIGESTION, BILIOUS- NESS and Disorders of the Stomach and Liver. Do not I fail to tiy it, one bottle will set you right, 2s. 9d. per post from HUGH JONES, Medica Hall, Blaenau Festiniog. ONE DOSE OF EASINE Will cure Headache, Neuralgia and Toothache in a few minutes. THOUSANDS OF TEST I MONJ ALS RECEIVES EASINE will be sent post free for In, Prepared cy by- HUGH JON FS, MANUFACTURING CBliMFT MEDICAL HALL, lAENAU FE8|?NI0G