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DOLGELLEY tanteers.—The annual distribution of i to soccesafal competitors of the K. tany of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the [ Welsh Fusiliers was this year performed lieut. Colonel G F Scott, Penmaenucha, 9 address to the volunteers on their ex- it motto Defence not defiance" wa< instructive and interesting. If he coald y way further their interests he was ready wiliiog at any time to do so. (Prolonged s). Mr J Charles Hughes, solicitor, gave tereeting account of the Brynygwin family hich their Captain (A E R Jelf-Reveley, raader) was a chip of the old block." fronwoioD Challenge Cup presented by the Colonel Wickham, which had for two years ccession been captured by Sergeant Jones- lams waa thia year won by Bugler Charlie t. Several prizes were kindly given by speople.. It. most enjoyale smoking rrt was held afterward. The following ist of prize winners. Marksmen and lst. Shots :—Bugler G C Owen, marks 57 ■ J Jones-Williams, 55 Sergt M E C t, 47; Sergt J H Lloyd, 42 Sergt M phreys, 42; Sergt J F Arnfield, 41 M R Williams, 39; Pte W Roberts, 38 lergfc R H Mills, 37 Pte T Morris, 31. Class and Recruits: Pte R L Pugh. 49 Cpl R E Jones, 45 Pte J Jcnes, 44; i Williams, 44 Cpl H Junes, 43 Pte J a, 40 Pte 0 Pugh, 38 Pte T J Williams, Pte J Lewis, 29 Pte J Jones, 29. Winner e Col Wickhan Cup, Bjgler G C Owen. Mr of the Brynygwin Cup number 2, on Sergt Arnfie'.d (cup and £2); number 4, on Segt Price. Winner of subscribers' Mr D Dmcoll, St David's Home. Trade- a Prizes, Buglei Owen, Sergt Jones iams, Pr R L Pugh, Seigt Owen, Corp R nes, Privates J Jones (58), R C Williams, orai James, Sergeants Lloyd, Humphreys; ield, Privatea J Joaea (7), M R Williams, iobcrts, 0 Pugh, Corp-Sergt Mills, Privates Williams, T Morris, J IAN COUNCIL, Friday evening, December i.—Present: Councillors Wr John Jones esiding D Meredith, R C Evans, J E x, Hugh Williams, Griffith Owen, James wis, William Hughes, D G Wake Wile ms, W Alleu; Messrs R Barnett, clerk chard E Iwards, surveyor. Bont Fawr. te Clerk reported that the Streets Com- je had met the Deputy Engineer of the t Western Railway with regard to the tenance of the road over Bont Fawr and jince received a letter from the Engineer 11 that he gathered that the Council would to maintain the road for no a year. (Engineer considered that the existing vay was in a fair condition, far better than of the local roads adjoining and as the was to be done to the Surveyor's satisfac .he suggested that the Council should put )ad into a proper state before taking it rod to provide outlets for surface water at expense. The Cleik added that Ier made by the Council was to maintain for £12 a year provided it was put in a tory condition.—The Chairman said it I be a great improvement if the work was '—Mr James Lewis considered tuat the vas low. It would require one man fo ay a week to look after the road, beside .aterial. He suggested that the Counci I adhere to the offer of £ 12.—This was 1 to on the proposition of Mr R C Evans, led by Mr Meredith.—In reply to ques- the Surveyor stated that it would b., ary to carry pipes for about fifty yards the roadside and to cut a trench.—It was •d that the Surveyor and Streets Com ahould prepare an estimate of ths iry work.—The Clerk explained that £13. itstanding pendiog a settlement with the .ny.—On the Chairman's suggestion, it cided to inform the Company that th il would be agreeable *to do the prepara- ork at the Company's expense if the ny were not prepared to do it themselves. Electric Lighting. was agreed that the Sub-Committee ted at the previous oceeting should mee isider the draft agreement for electric 2 scheme. I Refuse Cartage. ter was read from Mr David Owen, offering to sell his cart which had been r removal of refuse at £9.-Mr Griffith proposed that the offer ahould be accepted ■sart might be necessary in addition to y cart.—Mr Wake Williams Has H come yet ?—Mr William Hughes It he way. (Laughter.)—The Clerk said informed that the cart would be ready lowing week.—Mr Owen's proposition ■ supported.—On the preposition of Mr seconded by Mr Allen, it was that the new cart should be sent ont 0 remove house refuse, the work to be portions on alternate days. At the work is done throughout the town kJaJs, Thursdays, and Saturday?.—Mr You will have to send the bell people know.—Mr James Lewis 8Ug hat one man only should do the work horse and cart iostead of two men as at but coneileratlon of this alteration wn • Surveyor's Report arveyor having presented bis report, rman pointed out that a resolution bad been passed that all reports must go le various committees and he must rul rt out of order.—Mr Fox objected an < at the report should be read. It wa od that matters of urgency should be ;d hy the Council, If there was no- 5t requiring urgent consideration, th jould be referred to the Committee, "oold not bottle up the report.—M jlied that it was a matter of naglect ebody's part and not a matter 0' '—The Clerk said he always called a f8 meeting when required.—The Chair .1 that if his ruling vras wrong, he lly be too glad to be converted. His yn was that the Streets Committee set every Wednesday evening before meeting and that the Surveyor's sold be considered then so that the "18 could bring written recommenda- 118 Council. It was not intended that X should be mangled or disfigured, t that if anything urgent arose after littee meeting, it would be brought Council. If this course was irregular, ted that the rales should be altered Matter cleared up once for all.—Mr liams said that that course had been 3n and it was no use discussing it „r James Lewis agreed that the re- H be brought before the committees, had been done for some time except 'g work.—At the Chairman's request, dread the resolntion which stated that liew of expediting the Council busi- eports of officers should in the first submitted to the committ-es and (ports with written recommendations jnbmitted by the committees at the eting and that this resolution should e regarded as a Standing Order. can stated that he would also move Medical Officer's report should be alt with.—The matter then dropped. County Court Claim. Jt reported that he had received a 1 Mr Lewis Richard. for 153 for face damage done tu the Meadows fjrage of old iron belonging to the taridge for twelve months. He had rised to offer 7s 6d in settlement, but en refused and it was noW 'under- i County Court summons would be net the Council.—The matter was Klerk's hands. Governor. ^Qriffith, headmaster of the County wi re-appointed as a governor of ege OD the Chairman's propoeition, j Mr Allen, the latter suggesting 'ntatives of local authorities should I! present reports. Sewerage Works. stated that no official report had L d of the result of the inquiry held ty Council Committee into the ap- the Urban Council for an Order to boundaries of the district.—The (aid be should like to take the first of tendering on behalf of the Coun- town their grateful and sincere leir colleague, Mr Fox, and to the he able and brilliant way in which case before the committee of in- as impossible to put their case in a I better manner, and ha proposed pmcil should place on record their ;he services renderrd by Mr Fox rk.—Mr Griffith Owen sco..ded which was unanimously agreed and the Clerk having replied, a :s was alsi accorded to Mr Meyrick itnth Owen, Mr Rees Morgan, and for their evidence.-The Chairman it at tha County Council meeting day, the Commissioners who held ^ported that the application of the Icil was a fair and reasonable one Inded that the Order thoulJ b« ihpJpropoEed sewerage scheme was the County Council.—The Council ed the report of Mr Nicholson eer, who had been appointed to scheme, the cost of which was e? 4,48"Rply;ng to Mr Fox, the er said that the scheme on tl e .ith his views fully. He felt avour of its main lioes, but it íble, no doubt, to lessen expenli. the health of the district Xy the dilule character of thf r Surveyor alto agreed with the main lines of the scheme, but suggested many things which could be obviated. There were matters of details which he suggested should be considered by a committee.—Mr Fox siid there was no need to be frightened even if the scheme cost the full amount. He was in fav- our of cutting down as much as possible, pro- vided they did not sacrifice the efficiency of the scheme Even if the scheme cost every shil- ling of the estimate, the Council would get out of it well and the scheme would be a good investment.—A committee consisting of Messrs J E Fox, William Hughes, James Lewis, D Meredith, and Hugh Williams was appointed to consider the scheme and report. RURAL COUNCLL, Satacda j morning, Qecember Sth.-Present: Messrs Robert Hughes, Llanlachretb, chairman E E Wil- liams, M G Williams, G Powell, Llanddwywe- is-y-graig Morris Evans, Egryn M M Mor- gan, Bontddo Hywel Pugh, Llanfachreth John Edwards, John Roberta. Brithdir and Islaw'tdref Hugh Evans, G wan as Hum- phrey Jones, David Jones, J Pugh Joue, Talyllya Meyrick Roberts, Abergynolw yn W R Davies, Llanegryn T Owen Ll yn. gwril Morris Jones, Ffridd John Jone Arthog W T Lloyd, deputy clerk John Edwards, sanitary inspector. Financial.—Mr Humphrey Jones moved the report of the Finance Committee which showed that in the previous meeting there was a b ance in hand of E175 12s 9d. Payments had been made amouot ng to E136 7s lid, leaving a credit balance of jE39 4a lOd. Bontddu Drainage.—The Rev Lloyd Owen, writing on behalf of the Trustees of Bontddu Chapel, agreed to contribute 940 to-vard the C03t of improved drainage at Bontddu -Mr Morris Evans moved that the Trustees should be asked to bear half the cost of extra work to be done in connecting the closets with the now drain.—On a vota, it was agreed on the pro- position of Mr W R Davies, that the offer should be accepted.—Mr John Roberts sug- gested that the work should be carried out and that the Trusteas should be trusted to pay to- ward the extra cost, but the Chairman luled this out of order as an amendmen*—It was de- cided to advertise in the" Cambrian Newi," inviting tenders for the work. Cendolence. -The Chairman in moving a v t- of condolence with the family of Mr R Jon- Griffith, late clerk to the Councii, referred to his good qualities and kindly nature.-T,le motion was approved by all the members up- standing. Appointment of Clerk.—It was decided tha* the appointment of a successor to the late Mr Jones-Griffith should be made by ballet. The application of Mr R G Roberts, 2, Park-lane. Dolgelley, was not considered as he was nine- teen years of age only. There were two othar applicants, namely, Mr R Guthrie Jones, sol c- itor and clerk to the Board of Guardians, and Mr W T Lloyd, acting clerk to the Counc'. The result of the voting was aq follows :-Ni r Lloyd, eleven Mr Guthrie Jones, eight.Wr Lloyd, on being informed of his appointment, thanked the Council and said he would endea- vour to perform the duties efficiently. Sanitary.—In his report, the Medical Offi p stated thtt in company with the Sanitiry Inspector he visited Tynyffridd, Llanbedr. where a case of enteric fever h-id boeu notified, iiav ng b*en contracted oot*i 'e tho dist-ict They also visited Abercowarch village, Daiish of L'anymawddwy. and made a systematic in- spection of the houses in consequence of having received information of suspicions cases of throat illness. In two houses the sleeping rooms wire without ceilings and had no means of ventilation. A row of four houses did not have proper privy accommodation. Penybryn Farm, in the immediate vicinity, was without privy accommodation of any kind, the bed- rooms had co means of ventilation, and there were no troughiDgs under the eaves. At Tany- foel several windows were out of repair, the walls were damp, and the flooring of the dairy was out of repair.—The Sanitary Inspector re- ported two cases of infectious diseases in the parishes of Ltanenddwyn and Talyllyn. The track between the rails of the tram road in front of cottages at Pensarn, Aberllefenny, was ex- tremely muddy and should be thoroughly scraped aad filled with hard material. He had been informed of a cottage about to be oc- cupied which was unfit for human habitation. 'Several defects to which attention had been called had been remedied, and in the cases of farmhouses which had not been improved he was again writing to the owners. His recom- mendations for extensive repairs to farmhouses in Celyidn parish had been promptly complied with by the owneiB.—The reports were adopted and the necessary steps were ordered to be taken. Complaints having been made of pig killing in the public thoroughfare at Corris, the Inspector investigated but failed to discover evidence and it was agreed not to take further action. New Bridge.—Mr Hywel Pagh presented a, petition from ratepayers asking for the erection of a new Bridge at Tynygroes in the place of the bridga which was washed away by the flood a few years ago.—The Chairman* state that he bad been making inquiries at Liver- pool and on his suggestion it was agreed that the sub-Committee appointed to deal with the matter should report and present an estimate to tfce coist.
CORWEN Football.—Corwen were defeated on Saturday by Gefn Albion by three goals to one. Some of the homesters made a poor show, especially Clutton and T Ed- wards. Jones, in goal, was off colour, otherwise he could easily have stopped two of the goals. Cefn Alion are a good and fast team and deserved all they got. It is to be hoped Corwen will make a bet- ter show against Acrefair on Saturday.s Parish Council.-The ordinary meeting of the Parish Council was held at the Library on Friday evening, Mr Thomas Evans presided and there were present Messrs Hugh Morris, D Davies, John Wil- liams, Amos Williams, T Jones, Druid, L Lloyd John, J D Hughes, and Mr J S Roberts (acting clerk).—Mr John Wil- liams, Dee View, referred to the fencing of the footpath leading up to the woods opposite the Goods Warehouse, and asked why the Parish Cuoncil should go to the expense of fencing the footpath? In his opinion. the owners of the property should pay for the fences and stiles. The Coun- cil was liable for the repair only of the footpath which was a public one. It was unfair that the Parish Council should spend money on the rich people's land. They were as a Council representing the people of the parish and he could not see why they should allow certain mountain paths to be closed which had always been public. He also referred to several roads in the vicinity of Corwen—one was the road leading to the woods and quarry at the rear of the Workhouse. It was dangerous to the public and in a bad con- dition. Other roads were also in a dis- graceful state One was the road lead- ing to the rear of Bronygraig. This had been the only township road in the par- ish up to the formation of the Highway Board, yet it was neglected by the Parish Council and District Council.—Mr Lloyd John stated that a Footpath Committee had been appointed in April of last year. -Mr John Williams said a committee had not been called together for the purpose of visiting footpaths since then.—Mr John having read the names of the members who were appointed on the committee, Mr Thomas Evans stated that it had been decided at the previous meeting to repair the stiles and gates on that footpath lead- ing up to the woods towards the School- Mr David Davies said Mr Hugh Morris and he had visited the footpath and Mr Hugh Morris suggested a dressing of small gravel on the footpath which Mr Morris had supplied free of charge. He proposed that Mr Morris should be thanked for his generosity. In his opinion, the steps also needed repairs.— Mr J D Hughes seconded the vote of thanks which was unanimously carried The same member (Mr Hughes) con- tinuing, referred to the steps on the foot- path. He had heard several complaints about them. He could not see wny the Council should repair or remove the steps as a previous Parith Council had made them. He could not see why the present Parish Council should be blamed, by the public for the steps on that footpath. Another complaint about the footpath was that it was not very clean. It was im- possible to keep the path clean while leaves were dropping off the trees.—Mr John Williams did not see why the Coun- cil should see to one road more than another. He again referred to the road leading up to the Quarry.—Mr John Davies Hughes thought it was the duty of the District Council to repair that road and not the Parish Council.—Mr John Williams said the ratepayers complained bitterly about the wretched state of that: road. There were about forty houses in the vicinity of it He was a ratepayer himself and other ratepayers complained. He was net only speaking for himself, but for others. Continuing, he referred to the closing of the footpaths leading through the woods to Dee Bank by the Rug agent, and a notice had been erected with the word "Private" on it. Yet no one had raised a finger against it. The path had been a public one from time im- memorial. He gave notice of motion that at the next meeting, he wo.uld move "That this Council do not repair or pay for anv railings or stiles on private owners' land."—The bill for repairing the fences and stile^. on footpath amounted to JB1 16s 4d, and it was agreed to pay it.—The Committee are to meet shortly to inspect several roads which Mr Williams had referred to. Mr Williams stated that he was determined to follow that matter up.—It was decided to pay bills to the amount of J35 10s 8!d for two stiles and gates which had been erected on footpaths near Penrallt and Siamber- wen.—Mr Jones, Druid. asked if any- thing definite had been decided with re- gard to the proposed new cemetery ?—The Clerk replied that all the documents, etc., concerning that matter were in the hands of the Local Government Board Christmas Stook Sale. — On Friday Messrs David Roberts and Son held theiu- special prize sale at the SmithfieJd which was a record one as to class of stock and prices realised. The entries included 70 cattle, 476 sheep, and 45 pigs. The prizes awarded were as follows: Two fat beasts, ivlr. R Lloyd Jones, Maerdy Farm, sold for £;23 15s and £25; two heifers or bullocks under two years old, Mr R. E. Jones, Hatod, sold for B14 2s. 6d and £14 7s 6d; fat bull, Mr J Jones,Caenog, sold for £21; fac oow, Mr R. Lloyd, Penlan, J315 17s. 6d b-ullock (any age), Mr R. Lloyd Jones, jlaerdy i arm, sold tor £24 5s; heiter (any age), Mr. Jones, Maerdy Farm ,sold for <M 10s. Prizes by Messrs Silcock and Son and Mr Bibby wer awarded to Mr Jones Maerdy Farm, and Mjr Jones, Caenog. Ten fat ewes, first and second, Mr W. E. Wil- liams, Gwerclas, sold for :¿2 6d each. live fat ewes, first, Mr Morris Jones, Gaerdelyn sold for 25s 6d; second, Mr D. W. Roberts, Blaenynyale Farm* 26s 9d. Ten fat wethers, first, Mr. E. Jones Jarre, obs 6d; second, Mr E Jones, Cilewrych, 253 9d. Five fat wethers, first and second, xvjr & Jones Jarret, 39s 6d and~S5s. Two Gilcon pigs, Mr Morris Jones, Siamberwen, Cynwyd, sold for JB5 6s each Two fat porkers, Mr John Jones, Corwen, sold at s each. Church 'Annual Social.—The sixth an- nual social in connection with the Parish Church ok place oil Wednesday evening at the Assembly Rooms which wer beauti- fully decorated for the occasion. An ex- cellent tea was provided and some 300 per- sat at the tables. The ladies who presided at the tables were Mrs Roberts, Owen, Glyndwr Hotel; Mrs. Ciarke, The College; Miss Jackman, The Terrace; Mrs VValker, Flasyndre: Mrs D. Davies, Bank House; and Miss Jones, Tycerrig. They weir assisted by Miss Walker, Jonea, VV'rexham; Miss Winnie Edwards, Miss Judith Williams, Miss Amelia Dodd, Mhs Daisy Roberts, Miss Davies, Trewyn Miss Nellie Hogg, Miss Roberts, Mrs Salisbury Roberts, Mrs Williams, The Terrace; Mrs John, Miss Maggie Davies. Miss Maud warburco.i, Miss Oliver, Miss Lumb, The Jollege; Mrs Tom Edwards, Mrs Wiiliams, noodbank; Miss Maggie Jones, onwn; Miss Maria Jones, Mrs Evan Roberts, Mrs. Grac e Jones. iVlrs Diggory, Mrs R. H. Morris, Mrs Dodd and Mrs. Dvaies, Penybont; Mrs. Rob- erts, Llys Alwen; and Mrs. Daniels. The carvers were Mr Kerruish and Mr. Aif dd (sen.) The following gentlemen also assisted:—Mr R. H. Morris, Mr H Peake, lr Sam Warburton, Mr Pughie Rowlands, Piaster Alf Dodd, Mr James James, Rev J. Abed, Mr W H Kington, Mr Onurn, Air. J. Davies Hughes, Mr Jacob Jones, Alf Arknistall, Mr Hoilis, and Mr J Salisbury. The duties of secretaries were carried out in an excellent manner by iviiss Gracie Williams, Eagies Hotel, and Mr D. P. Davies, Trade Hall. The enter- tainment, presided over by Mr D Davies, The Bank, which took place after the tea was as follows:—Action song, The Litte Washerwomen;" duett, "Flow Gentle Deva," Messrs Jacob Jones and R. S. Vaniels; song, "The Rainbow," Miss Nora Roberts; nail-driving competition; char- acter song, "Three old maids of Lea," Misses Edith Williams, N. Warburton, and W. Etiwards; hat-trimming competi- tion for gentlemen; song and chorus, "In the shade of the old apple tree, Miss Edith Wiiliams; competition in drawing for children; pianoforte song and dance, Misses D. Churn, Olwen Hughes, Bessie Jtloberts, and Fanny Newnes. The accom- "panist was Miss Gee, Denbigh. Dancing took place from 9-30 till twelve o'clock, with Mr A. H. Dodd as M.O., when a suc- Oeful gathering terminated.
PENRHYNDEUDUAETH Diphtheria.—A little girl died from dipiitheria after a few days illness at Penrhyn on Saturday. The disease is said to have been contracted in the ad- joining county. Cyfarfod Misol. The C.M. Monthly Meeting for West Merioneth was held at Nazareth on Mondayr the Rev David James, Llanegryn, presiding.—The Rev J R Jones, B.A., and the Rev David Jones. Garegddu, questioned as to the history of the cause and the experience of the oiEcers. Although a schoolroom was built at a cost of £1,500 some four years ago. the total building debt of Nazareth is now under £ 900.—An address was de- livered by the Rev J Morgan Jones, Car- diff, on behalf of the Forward Movement and it was agreed to ask the churches to make a special effort this year.—It was agreed to hold the next conference at Dolgelley.—Mr Osmond Williams, M.P., to whom a resolution of dissatisfaction with the Royal Church Commission had been sent, wrote stating that the Welsh members could be depended upon to see that the interests of Nonconformity were not harmed.—The following preached at the public services during the week:— The Revs J Morgan Roberts, R Silin Roberts, M.A., Thomas Hughes, B.A., Brynsiencyn: J R Jones, B.A., Lfun, and D Hoskins, M.A.
PWLLHELI A New Experience.—The steamer "Re- becca" of Portmadoc (Captain Roberts, master), last week entered what is known under the harbour scheme as the outer ,harbour when the tide had been ebbing t'rfree hours. This is the first time for the Rebecca" to enter and float at ebb. She drew twelve feet of water. Wednesday's Market.—Beef, 6d to 9d; mutton, 7d to 10d: pork. lOd, and fat pigs, 4d per lb; porkets, 12s to 15s each; butter, Is 2d per lb: pot butter, lid to Is; e. 12s per 120: turkeys (alive), 8d per Ib; geese (drsssed), 7d to 9d, ducks, 4s 3d to 5s per couple fowls, 2s; chickens, 3s 4d to 4s: rabbits, ls. Evening Classes. There are over seventy pupils at these classes. The subjects taught are English, arithmetic, building Jeollstruction, sanitary science, shorthand, wood-carving, clay modelling, and art.
BLAENAU FESIINIOG Yesterday's Police Court.—Jane. Jones and Mary Jarvis. charged by P.C. John Jones with drunkenness were fined Is. with costs.—J R Owen, charged by P.C., Owen Jones with having been drunk and disorderly, was fined 5s with costs.—Hugh Morris Hughes^ charged with a like offence, did not appear, and a warrant was ordered to be issued. — Laura Ann Jones, Thomas John Griffith, and Wm. Humphreys, summoned by P.C. Owen Jones for keeping dogs without a license, were each fined 2s 6d and costs. Snow.—The streets were covered with about four inches of snow yesterday morning. Accident.—Mr William Jones, Hafod Llan, Penrhyn. was crushed by a rock at the Wrysgan Quarrry on Wednesday week and badly injured. Liberal Club. — The Rev T Ifsryn Hughes gave an address on "Socialism" on Thursday night. Mr William Owen, Plasweunydd, presided. Benefit Concert.—Bryfdir condncted at a benefit concert on Thursday night. The artistes were Miss M King Sarah, Miss S A Morris, Mr Evan Lewis, Mr Vaughan Davies, and the Oakeley Bank. The ac- companist was Miss A E Owen Davies, A.R.CM. Eigtt competed for the prize for singing the "Lost Chord," and Messrs Cadwaladr Roberts and Evan Lewis awarded the prize to Mr John Hughes, Talywaenydd. St David's Mutual Improvement Society.—A successful competitive meet- ing for children was held on Tuesday evening, December th, in the Church Hall. The ag limit was sixteen except for the challenge solo. which was open to any age, voice, or language. Mr J D Edwards, Llan, was the musical adjudi- cator; the Rev- W J Williams, Tyddyn- gwyn, the literaryj; the Rev B Thomas conducted, and Mr J S Williams acted as secretary. There was a healthy competi- tion all round and a large and apprecia- tive audience. The subjects were all bilingual, except where Welsh primers only were available. The competitions were limited to the congregations of St David's, Church Hall and St John's. The fol- lowing were the winners in the various sections: — Catechism, under twelve, Lizzie Victoria Jones, St John's; Amelia Edwards, St David's; history of Joshua., under sixteen, Charles Evans, St Davids; singing Welsh tune. "Samson," under 9, on the Welsh words, "Cyssegrwn Flaen- ffrwyth," Harriet Evans St David's; re- citing ten commandments in Welsh, C Evans; English, Maria Gwyn Williams, Church Hall; history of Joshua, under twelve, Amelia Edwards, St David's; pianoforte solo, under twelve, Mabe, Hughes, Church Hall; under sixteen, Elsie Price- Church Hail; essay, Conver- sion and first missionary journey of St. Paul," Gladys Owen and May Redo well Davies, Church Hall; soprano solo, Har- riet E Williams, St David's; alto solo, Walter Hughes, Church Hall; descriptive essay on Blaenau Festiniog, 1, Gladys Owen; 2, Lizzie V Jones; recitation, "The Soldier's Dream," (English and Welsh), best in Welsh, ]», L V Jones; 2, Maggie Hughes, St David's: English, Gladys Owen; parties of eight children to ren- der Sandon on the words "Lead Kindly Light," best of seven, St David's No 2, under the tutorship of Mr D D Roberts and the leadership of Maria Roberts; essay on Joshua 0 Evans; challenge solo, best out of seven, Mr Tudor Roberts, St John's, his song being "Arthur yn cyfodi." Miss A E Owen-Davies, A.R.A.M., kindly accompanied most of the singers. Others who accompanied during the evening were Messrs W L Griffith, John Lewis, and Miss Millie Hughes. Miss Pollie Evans sang the eisteddfod song for the evening, "Anwyl yw Gwalia fy Ngwlad," and the proceed- ings terminated with" Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Accident to a Hearse. — An empty hearse was being driven round the curve at Pantyreddydd. Cwmteigl, on Thursday when a gust of wind threw it on its side and so damaged the forepart that an ordinary conveyance had to be requisi- tioned for the funeral. BURNING FATALITY. Mrs Catherine Davies. Afon-row, Tany- grisiau, aged eightv-two, mother of Bar- lwydon, has met with a shocking death. About one o'clock on Saturday morn- ing she got up from bed and proceeded to another room to see the time. Her flannelette nightdress was caught by the lighted candle and she was fearfully burnt. Assistance was forthcoming im- mediately and one of her two sons was much burnt in extinguishing the flames. She passed away about, half-past seven. At the inquest later in the day, before Mr Coroner R 0 Jones, a verdict of Ac- cidental death" was returned. The Coroner spoke in strong terms against the use of flannelette.
PORTMADOC Popular Lectures.—The third of the J series of extension lectures was given on Friday night when, as with -the preced- ing lectures, there was a gratifying at- tendance. Mr Lowe spoke on The old coast line of North AVales." The Rev W. J. Nicholson presided. The Literary Societies.—At Salem, on Monday night. Miss Roberts, Teigl House, and Miss Mary Evans, Liys Alaw, opened a debate on whether women should take part in public life.—At St John's Mr E Andrewes and Mr Percival introduced a discussion on municipal trading/' and at the Church Defence Association the following night a uaper on "Early Com- munion" was read by Mr Samuel Roberts. —The Rev W T Ellis gave his third lec- ture on the Early Church at Garth; at Memorial the Rev D J Williams gave an adrdess on Wycliffe; and at the Taber- nacl, the Rev J iBennet Williams gave a lecture on "Pilgrim's Progress." Shipping: Arrived: s.s. Rebecca," master, Roberts; from Liverpool; "Mary' Lloyd," Jones, Glasgow; "Mary Edwards" Grant. Pwllheli. Sailed: "John and Margaret," Christiansen, to Cardiff; "Sage," Williams. Port Talbot; "Cicelia," Exmouth; "Falcon," Jones, Cardiff "Seven Williams, Cardiff ".JamesV, Roberta Cardiff; "s.s. Re- becca," Roberts, Liverpool. Liberal Club.—Mr R Newell presided at a meeting ol* faC'Executive on Thursday night. About a dozen new members were enrolled. For the convenience of a Lon- don speaker, it was arranged that the dis- establishment meeting should be post- poned until early next year. A billiard handicap among the members was sanc- tioned. An application by a profes- sional billiardiet to give exhibition games at the Club was refused. PERFORMANCE OF "CREATION." The Portmadoc Cnural Society (Mr. J. Chalrles McLean, conductor), gave a per- formance of Haydn's Creation" at the Town Hall on Wednesday night before a crowded audience. The choir was sup- ported by the following vocalists:—jliss Amy Evans Mr Maldwyn Humphreys, and Mr Ivor Foste'r, and by an orchestra com- ed as follows:—First violins. Mr Vasco V. Akeroyd (leader), Mrs A G Edwards, rSi J. E. Williams, Mr E. R. Bonnet Thomas, Mr D. O. M. Roberts, Mr Ryman Hall; second violins, Mr J. Mathews, Mr 0". Bonner Thomas, Mr G. Houldsworth, Mir O. E. McLean; violas, Mr H. S. Crop- per and Mr R. Jones Lloyd; violincellos, Mr G. F. Collinson and Mr W. Griffith; double basses, Mr E. Stansfield and Mr G. Pricchard; flutes, Mr V. Needham and ivil- G. McLean oboes, Mr Thomas Brearly and Mr T. A. McLean; clarionets, Ser- geant-Instructor J. Hammond and Mr. Vaughan Humphreys): bassoon, Mr V Akeroyd cornet, MJr. J. James trombone, (tenor), Mr R. Morgan, (bass), Mr D. L. Ackers tympani, Mr A. Dunn. Organist, Miss Prudence McLean. A correspondent writes:—Once more the inhabitants of Portmadoc and district were given a rare musical treat by the Choral Society under the masterly conductorship of Mir J. C. McLean. This time the piece performed was Haydn's "Creation," and it may be confidently asserted that the lovely oratario was splendidly rendered. The crowded state of the Town HaUtestified to the high expectations of the audience and no doubt must have greatlyi gj-athi' Mr MoLean and inspired his choir to do its utmost. The orchestra, led by Mr. Akeroyd, was in every way worthy and throughout performed its part exceedingly well. Its fine quality became apparent at the very start, as it rendered the intro- duction, in which the primeval chaos is re- presented. The audience was evdently com- pletely captuired and those who coud ap- preciate good music were instantly confi- dent that they were about to listen to a really-intelligent interpretation and an able rendering of the oratario. The first recitative, "In the Beginning," was sung by Mr Ivor Foster and he was in his best form. The melodious opulence of his powerful voice was immediately felt Though ne only sang a few bars, he showed how well he had studied his part r n 1 how thoroughly he had entered into the spirit of the great masterpiece. Again the audi- enoe settled down to expect great things. xThe choir sang "Let there be light" very well. Mr Maldwyn Humphreys took up vne part of Uriel, giving a recitative ana the air, Now vanish the dismal shades of night." Though he suffered from a bad cold, Mr Humphreys gave a spirited rend- ering. In the chorus the power of the choir became manifest. The balance oi voices was not everything one could de- sire, the tfrebble and basi voces being much more in evidence than the altos and tenors. In fact, one felt throughout the evening that these last two voioes lacked in force; there was not enough a:to and the tenors were often completely drowned by the othc voices and the orchestra. Mr Ivor Foster magnificently sang the reci'ca- tive And God made the firmament;" he was in the very mood of the awful convul- sion in nature; every sentence was artis- tically and effectively rendered,v and h was loudly applauded by both choir and audience. His performance seemed to put new energy into the choir for they sang the following chorus "The Marvelous Work" in very iine form. Mr Foster wa a only making ready for another masterly performance in the magnificent air" RoL- ing in foaming Sur.Y no one who listened will ever forget the silent vales through which glided the limpid brook softly purling. This was, perhaps, the highest point of excellence reached by iylr Foster and no audience could desire better singing. The loud and long ap- plause snowed how it- was appreciaTed. ihen up stood Miss Amy Evans to sing the lovel air, With verdure clad," and the quality of her wonderful voice; as well as the hearty way in which she threw her- self in'co the spirit of the peace enabled her to bring out all its beauties. At the close she was very warmly applauded and richly deserved all congratulation. Again fhe Choral Society was nerved to do its beGC and gave a really splendid rende ino of the chorus "Awake the harp." The careful coaching of the Conductor was verv apparent as this chorus was sung and though the voices were few and the so- pranos rather young, there was penty 0: vigour in the singing and the orchestra did its work splendidly. Strange to say, the fine chorus, "The Heavens are Tell- ing," was not so telling. The trio in it was good, but the choir had either ex- pended all its energy on the preceding chorus, or else was unequal to the require- ments of the piece. Mr McLean cou d have done with a choir of twice the strength. Xet one" must say that as the tremendous chorus was proceeding the choir got better into its glorious swing, and by the help of the orchestra and ar- tistes finished very creditably. Miss Evann began the second part with a pretty rend- ering of the beautiful air, "an mighty *v'ings," and was warmly applauded. Then came the trio, "Most beautiful Appear;" and when the trio and chorus "The Lord is Great" were reached the audience had a nne treat. The orchestira was at its best, the choir was at its best, the artistes were at their best, and Haydn was at his best. ihe singing of Miss Evans in these two trios were exceedingly well done. Fil- ter came out strong in the recitative, "Straight opening for fertile womb," ano the noble air, "Now heaven in fullest glory shone." He fully succeeded in mak- ing the auSTence feel how incomplete was the creation without the wondrous being, man—and nis effort was much app eciated Maldwyn Humphreys had his oppor- tunity in the splendid air, "In native worth," and his rendering showed how wel he knew it, but his cold evidently bothered him and detracted somewhat from the effect. The two choruses, "Achieved is the gloriousVork" were very well sung and the charming trio between them made close of the second part very effective. In the third part the series of duets was a greac success, Mr Ivor Foster personating Adam, and Miss Amy Evans, Eve. two artistes and the choir were especial y happy in the duet and chorus "Of stars th fairest," and also in the sweet duets "Our duty we have now performed" and Grace ful consort," while the choir gave a fir: t class rendering of the chorus, "Sing the Lord, ye voices all." Altogether, it was a really-good performance. Mr McLean again deserves the hearty congratulation and thanks of the Portmadoc people. And on the other hand it says not a little fo, the people that they are able to appreciate music of this high order.
ABERDOVEY Temperance,—The meeting held on Sunday evening at the Assembly was under the presidency of the Rev W D Evans. Addresses were delivered by the chairman and Messrs E L Rowlands and Griffith Davies. A song was excellently rendered by Mis Nell Eynon. The musical portion was under the conductor- ship of Mr J Lumley, the accompanist being Miss Annie Evans. Wesley Guild.—On Wednesday evening at the Vertry room. The meeting was presided cv«T by Mr E L Rowlands and was opened by prayer by Mr Lewis Jones. Papers were reai on the "Pentecost" by Miss J Laura Daviss, Saw Mills, and en the "Five Arminian Points by Mr J M Jones, Vronhtulog. Both papers deserved high encomium being exceptionally weighty. A vote thanks was passed on the proposition of Mr R LI Hughes, air J D Evanf. Further discussion wan carried ou by Mr Wiltiam Spoonley, Misl J E Jones, Mr J H Griffith. Mr Davies, Tafolgraig- read poetry appropriate to the occasion which was well received. Christian Endervour.—The meeting was held on Monday under the presidency of Mr W JODes Hughes. Papers were read upon the theological points raised ia tho hymns of Anne i Griffiths by Mr H Davie?; "Islwyn" by Miss L Evans, and Williams, Pantycelin, by MUs M Wi liam?. The Rev John Lewis spoke upon the papers, followed by Messrs W V Tuomas, John Evans, Benj min Evans, and others. Fishing.—Laige quantities of herrine werr netted by the local men during the course of last week, Captain John Thomts btiog one of the most suco-ssful as usual. Departure.—The uninvited visitors to Al-er- dovey, the Parkgate fishrm6n,have laken their departure to the relief of the local men who regarded their visit as an intrusion. Institute.—A crowded assembly gathered at the Institute on Friday evening, the occasion being atother of the stries of debates arranged for between the members. Mr Robeit Griffiths presided. The sublet for debate was "Whether the continuance of the Welsh language wis advantageous or not." The openers on the affirmative were Messrs R Ffestin Williams and Hugh Griffith. On the negative, Musfs W D Evans and E L Row lands. The debate, which became animated was carried on by Measrs J Lunl^y, R 0 Richards, Willie Jones, Hugh L wU, Evan H Edwards, W V Thomas, J P Lewis J E Jon w, Richard Willfems, and others. When put to the vote. the affirmative side proved victorious by seventeen to twelve votes. On the proposi- tion of Mr W Jones-Hughes, secoqded hy Mr M Edwards, a of thanks was accord d the opecers and Chairman. Church Defence.—A meeting of the League wa, held on Monday evening at the National Schoolroom, Mr E B Proctor in the chair. Mrs Proctor contributed a solo. Ihe Chair- man, in his address, controverted certain statements made in the Liberation Society circulars. The glee party, under the leader- ship of Mr Evan Davies, gave a chorus wh o was applauded. Mr Matthew Baines gave a short address in support of the objecta of the League. Mr Evans alsi delivered a Welsh address and at the close invited questions. The Chairman reviewed the present position of the Eduoation Bill and expressed the hope that terms would be conceded by which religious teaching would be secured. A vote of condol- ence was passed with Mr Edw Jones in tl e loss of his daughter. Mr Evai Davies delivered a Welsh addr ss. A vote of thanks to the Chairman, speakers and artistes brought the meeting to a close. An Improvement.—The work of widening the roadway from the railway bridge It proceed- ing apace. It will certainly prove a great im provement and Aberdovty is to be con gratulated upon the undertaking. Trefeddian Hotel.—At Towyn Petty Ses- sions, on Friday morinng, before Mr Haydn Jones and H. H. Shuker Esqrs., Mr. Ed- mund Gillart, solicitor, Machynlleth, ap- plied for the transfer of the licence of the Trefeddian Hotel to M'r Hedley F Norris, solicitor, of Lincoln's Inn, who has been appointed executor under the will of the late Mr Edward Morgan.—The magis- trates' clerk (Mr David Evans) said it was necessary to put in a copy of the will, but Mr Gillart said the will Had not been proved and he thought it would suffici- ent to show that Mr Norris had been ap- pointed executor. He, however, agreed to put in the will and the police having no objection the transfer, was granted.—It is stated that the property or the late Edward Morgan is to be offered for sale by public auction in February next. Death and Funeral. — Miss Mary E. Jones, daughter of Mr Edward Jones, Blacksmith, and Mrs Jones, died at their residence, Gwyndy on December 6th. De- ceased had a long and painful illness and died at the early age of twenty years. Great sympathy is felt with the parents, wïn Tier brother, and her sister in their great loss. The funeral took place on De- cember Hth at the Cemetery.The Rev R J Edwards, vicar of Corris, officiated at the House and graveside. The chief mourners were the father, mother, brother, sister, and aunt. Wreaths were sent by Mr and Lady Alexandra Danby, Leamirgton Masters Denya, Evan, and Miss Phyllis Danby; Mr F. R. G. Wrigfit, R.N., and Wright, Plasucha; Mrs Turner Pen- Kelig-terrace j Mrs Lewis Davies, Dovey Hotel; Mrs Rhys Davie3. Terrace-road; Miss L. Morris, Moranedd; Miss Dotrina Davies, Church-street; Mr a.nd Mrs Ven- ables, Talgarth Hall; Miss Mollie Beving- Lfcon, Pantiadol; Miss Daisy Owen, Bran- wood; Miss J M Rowlands, Nantiesyn; and Miss Mary Evans.
HAKLECH New Road —The Government Authorities on the recommendation of the Crown agent, Mr W H More have authorized the expenditure necessary for constructing a new read which by a comparatively easy gradient will lead from the level of the railway station to the High. road on the south or Llanfair side of Harlech. The new road will bs a great public improve- ment and its construction will give employment to a large number of men for several months, and at a time when there is much scarcity of work. It is hoped that when the new read is opened, the existing steep road into Harlech will undergo a thorough measure of repair. At present owing to the impossibility of tempor- arily diverting traffic thtre is difficulty in carry- ing out such reparation. The engineers for the new road are MeBsr Bowen and Jones, Car. narvon. Local tenders for the work were rtceived and that of Mr Thrmas Jones, Bar. mouth, has been accepted, and construction v i I commence without delay. The existing lower read running south from the railway station on which the new real will emerge will be made up and widened at ccrtain points, the Kiikby Estate having tlr ugh the flg nt, Mr E W Kirkby,contented to a setting back of the wall at those points, w thout requiring any compensation. The Earl of Winchilsea has similarly consented as r< garda land of his through which the new road passes. The bulk of the land require for mating the road bad been purchase 1 by the Crown. i
BARMOUTH COUNTY SCHOOL Owing to pressure of space a report of the prize distribution held on Wednesday is bdog held over till next week.
TOWYN Accident.—A sad aocident b fel Mra Sarah Francis on Thursday (yesterdiy) morning. Having occasion to visit a farm house along the railway side and crossing the metils her foot was caught. She fell b,aviiy and was unable to proceed. Soon afterwards the 12.45 train fro", Towyo went by, but she had been able to crawl on to the side track. The occupants of a tarm near by heard her cries fortassiostance acd help was forthcoming from To" yn. She was carried home on a stretcher. Dr Davits and Dr Rowlands promptly attended to her in juries. It was found that ehe had suffered a severe fracture of the If g.
CRICCIETH Obituary.-Mis,s Evan3, H nfaes, died on' Sunday night after a I ngering illness. Deep sympathy is felt with Mrs G P Williams and Miss J S Evans, sioiters of the deceased, in their double bereavement, they having recently lost their mother as announced in this paper. Literary and Debat ng Society.—The mem- b, ra of the Church Literary at,d De- bating Society spent a socal evening on Monday, when they sat down to supper in the Parish Room. Archdeacon and Mrs Lloyd Jones and the Misses Lloyd J( nes were the guPt:.r'j of the evening, the occasion being the formal welcoming and congratulating the Arch- deacon on his recent appointment. On Tues- day an interesting lantern lecture was given to members of the society by Mr J W Jone?, Vienna House, descriptive of a tour in Italy. Presentation.—Mrs Richard Roberts, e dest daught r f Mr J Bowen, Medical Hall, was the recipient on Monday tvening of a hand- some timepiece as a wedding gift from the congregation of Jeruealem Chap, I where she had acted as musical accompanist for some years past. The tim, pit ce bore a gilt plate suitably inscribed. The presentation was to have taken place a few weeks ago, but owing to the illneeB and amented death of the late pastor, the Rev W B Mal ks, had to be post- pom d. The gift was handed over by the Rev W J Nicholson, Portmadoc, on behalf of the c ngregation and speiches were afterwards de- livered by the deacons and several others members. Sale of Work, Etc —A successful sale of work and rummage sale, etc, in aid of the Public Library was held in the Parith Room on Wednesday. The whole of the work was undertaken by the Women's Temperance Committee and for some weeks past sewing meetings have taken place in the Recreation Room at the Library in preparation for Wed- nesday's sale. Aboub forty women helped in the makiDof the garments for the sale. Tea and light refreshments were also supplied.
BALA Advertising Committee.—A public meeting has been convened at the Victoria Had for to night (Friday) to receive the report of the Advertising Committee The third round for the Welsh Amateur Cup was played on Teyweryn Park on Saturday be- fore a good gate between Bala Press and Festiniog. Bala Press scored the first goat and the visiting team within a few minutes of time scored from a penalty kick, the game end- ing in a draw of one goal each. The re played tie takes place at Festiniog on Saturday. Literary.—The fortnightly meeting of the Tegid Chapel Scciety was held on Thursday under the presidency of Mr J J Hugheo, the Stores. Papete were read by Mr Oliver Jones, Tegid-street, on Music," and by Mr Roy Puleston Jones, Mount Place, on "Gwilym Hieoethog." Personal.-Principal Ellis Edwards con- tracted a cold on Tuesday afternoon ar d i confined to the house. Forward Movement.—The annual conference in connecii n with the Forward Movement of the Welsh C«Ivinutic Methodists was held at Bala on Tuesday and Wednesday. A public meeti g was he!d at Tegid Chapel on Tuesday evenirg under the presidency of Mr Edward Jones, J.P-, Trewytheo. The chapel was crowdcd.
ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY COURT, Fridav, November 7th. —Before his Honour Judge Wm Evans. Jones v. Williams—David Jones, tailor, Pier-street, sued D. Jones-Williams, for- merly of Aberystwyth, for L4 Is, balance of acoount for goods alleged to be due. Mr R Geddes Smith appeared for plain- tiff and Mr Ivor Evans (Mr A. J. Hughes) for the defendant. The Statute of Limi- tations was pleaded, but plaintiff con- tended that a promise made by Mr Lewis, Shrewsbury, to pay revived the claim, Mr Lewis acting for defendants' father's estate.—Plaintiff stated that the defend- ant made payments on acoount and was always very careful to take a receipt.— Defendant said he now lived at Lampeter. Plaintiff was up to last vear his landlord and he (defendant) bought goods from plaintiff. He paid rent onoe a month and got receipts, but when he paid in- stalments for goods he did not get re- ceipts. His impression was that the 24 Is was paid and the first intimation he had that it was owing was five weeks ago. Judgment having been found for plaintiff it was stated that defendant was getting 15s a week and had himself a boy and girl to kcep.-The Judge made a small order, "but as defendant said he would not pay, the Judge said he was try- ing to help defendant, but as he met it in that spirit judgment would be given for 10s a month. Morris v. Lewis. -John Morris, woollen manufacturer, Penllwyn, sued David Lewis, RhpdygellydwylltT, Devil's Bridge, for 21 10s for woollen goods. Defendant contended he had pad for the goods.— Plaintiff said he made wool into cloth for farmers. He made two lots for defend- ant of the same length and price and when defendant took away the second lot lie paid for the first lot. He (plaintiff) finished the oloth and had to pay others for weaving and dyeing and the reason he did not give defendant the bill for the second piece when lie took away the first was because he (plaintiff) did not know the charges for weaving and dyeing. --J udgment was given for plaintiff for the amount claimed.
MR D. DAVIES, M.P., AND INTER- MEDIATE EDUCATION. At a meeting of the Montgomeryshire Higher Education Committee at New- town on Thursday, Mr R. Llyd in the chair, a letter waa read from Mr D. Davies, M.P. for the county, saying that he proposed to increase his contribution towards the expenses of Montgomeryshire teachers who joined the Miosely Commis- sion from J350 to L45 each. He under- stood that one intermediate teacher chosen had declined to go, and asked the Committee to appoint another. The Clerk said that Miss Florence Davies, headmistress of the Newtown County School, had applied, and it was resolved that she be appointed. The Chairman brought forward the question of the Rendel benefactions, and said 'that at a recent meeting of the Com- mittee it was pointed out to him that the £ 20 exhibition tenable a'c Aberystwyth College and open to the counties of Car- digan, Merioneth, and Montgomery, had always been won by Merioneth students. Last year Montgomery came near. Then there was also 960 a year for each county, and in Cardigan and Merioneth that sum was devoted to 210 grants to each of six studen'cs going to the Col/ege. In Mont- gomery the JB60 was divided amongst six schools, and the local governors gave bur- saries to scholars attending the county schools who were living some distance from the school and had 'to reach it by train or, perhaps, board in the towns. The question was whether the Com- mittee would adhere to tha'c practice or adopt the methods of the other counties. It was decided 'co put the matter on the agenda for the next meeting.
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GOGINAN Christmas Eisteddfod.—A Correspond- ent wrioea as follows:— PWYlxLGO-H, EISTEDDFOD NADOLIG DYFFRYN. Mishtir (iolygydd,-Gadewch i fi gael gweud y meddwl wrth y gwrbyddigions uchod. Yr w i yn i galw nhw yn wr- byddigions am i bod i yn ffashwn galw pawb yn wrbyddigions yn gyhoeddus, yn enwedig pan bo chi eisie rhwbeth mas ohoni ixhw. Ac yr w i eis;e cal rhwbeth mas o rhain, achos ma eisie gwydd ar mam a chasgen fach o gwrw xxx. ar nhad y Dolig ma, oblegid bydd digon o amser y Dolig hwn a phob Dolig am ddeugain mlynedd (mor bell ag y mae y pwyllgor uchod yn y count) i fwyta. ac yfed a bod yn llawen. Nawr te, i ddod i'r point, os dweda nhw a dyma fo, paham y pas- ipch chi dy' Sul diwetha i ohirio eich Steddfod am ddeugain mlynedd? I chi yn ddigon o scolars 'rwy'n shwr i ddeall ac ateb y. chwesciwn na, os liciwch chi. On i yn meddwl y bJlsech chwi yn sticko fel bucks at gynal y 'Steddfod y Dolig, fiyd yn nod pe bydde derw Alltygwreinin yn troi i gyd yn gyll, a holl borfa y cas- tell yn troi yn baco shag, a holl ddwr afon Melindwr yn troi yn frandy am y nos. Dyna syndod ges i pan glywes i beth o chi wedi neud, neu cldadwneud a b'od y'n gywir, on te fe, nos Sul. Sefodd y ngwallt i yn sych fel gwryoh moch coohion Rhwsia a dyw e byth wedi dod laWr i'w le wedi hyny, a daw e ddim medde'r barbwr am ddeugain mlynedd. Gwedwch, paham y gnethoch ohi hyn ? Ai am fod cWTdd pethu y dydd hwnw mewn lie agos? Ohoelia i fawr, achos fe wyddech chi o'r gore fod y cwrdd pre- gethu i fod cyn i chi setlo gael Steddtod, ac ma hyn yn dangos nag i chi ddim yn meddwl fwy am gwrdd pregethu na fine, .os bydd shiawns am neud arian a chal sport hyd yn nod mewn capel. Ai ynte er mwyn speito rhai o fóys y Capel sy' ddim yn gneud fel i chi yn gweud, a gneud, y gnethoeh chi hyn? Clofiwch chi na dw i ddim yn gweud mae dyma yr ,achosi. 0, na, dim ond ei ofyn w i, rhag i rywun sydd ddim yn ych nabod chi fel cariadus frodyr, feddwl mai hyn yw yr achos. A paham yr ych Qhi yn ei gohlrio am ddeugain mlytaedd? On I yn meddwl ich bod chwi yn cymeryd gormod o license wrth gisho gan bre- gethwyfs ddwad i bregethu i chwi mhen ohwte mlynedd i ddod, ond i chi wedi capso'r owbl wrth gyhoeddi ych bod chi yn mynd i gadw y Steddfod mhen deu- gain mlynedd yn lie y Dolig nesa'. Arna i ofan, yn ddishdaw bach, y daw rhywun i gydio yn ych collars chi mhell cyn hyny, a dweud wrtbych chi, "Come along with mei./my boys." Cofiwch chi, wyr pen- treh y cylch, nad y'chi ddim i gynal cwrdd pregethu, na steddfod, nac arall, ar ddydd Dolig 1946, oblegid mae pwyll- gor Steddfod Dyffryn wedi penodi y dydd hwnw ar gyfer eu Sceddfod hwj'. A chofiwch chithe, y beirniaid, nad y'chi cidim i rwymo ych hunen yn un lie arall ar y date hwnw, oblegid i chi wedi cal ych cyflogi yn barod gan bwyllgor Stedd- fod y Dytfryn. Os daw rhywun i'ch mofyn ahi i fynd i daith, y'chji'n gwbod pwy daith wy'n feddwl,-nid taith bre- gethu-cofiwch beidio mynd; os bydd yn rhaid i chi fynd, cofiwch ddod yn ol erbyn date y Steddfod, onte anfona y pwyllgor warrawo i'ch dal. Heb ragor o sharad, dwedaf fy neges yn egfenu, aef gofyn i chi, pwyllgor yr Eisteddfod oedd i gal ei chynal y Dolig, i setlo y count bach canlynol a fi. Yr w i trwy golled- ion mawr wedi bod yn fishi er's dau fis yn paratoi ar gyfer eich Steddfod y Dolig, a dyma chwi yn lie ei chynal yn ei go- hirio am 40 mlynedd. Ac yn awr, gan na alia i ddkn fforddio mynd yn mlaen i baratoi hyd hyny, w i am i chi, os gwel- weh yn dda., dalu i mi y goat ganlynol yr es i iddi i baratoi ar gyfer y Dobg, reyi fe gewch chi eich rhoi yn Haw erch gwell. Dyma'r damages i chwi:—Cerdded dwy filldir i'r ysgol gan bob nos Sadwrn am ddau fis, deg swllt; am repario'n sgidie, fianer coron; am loshin canu, '&ri swllt; am gracio'n llais melodaidd, punt; am goUi cyfle i gwrdd a un o'r little beau- ties, pum swllt; a lot o fan bethe erill, dau swllt. Fe. golles i nghariad wrth fynd i'r ysgol ganu hefyd, ond dw i ddim yn rhoi dim ar gyfer hvtny. aohos dw i ddim yn gwbod y golled o'i cholli, 80 yr w i am foci yn onest a chi, fel wy'n gwbod y byddwch chwi 'cuag ata, i. Wel, dyna'r cyfanswm i ohi, dwy bunt aBwllt; ac 06 ych ohfi yn meddwl mod i yn gofyn yn rhy fach, bydda i yn falch o dderbyn rhagor gan y bydd eu heisie y Dolig. Dolig lawen i chwi bob blwyddyn nes cewn ni gwrdd yn Eisteddfod y Dyffryin, Dolig, 1946.—"Eos y Glyn."
MR DAVID DAVIES, M.P.. AND COMPULSORY WELSH. Mr David Davies., M.P., at L'anidloes County School prize day on Saturday, condemned the proposals to make the wachli-ig of Welsh oompu bory as a great mistake, which would destroy their own ends. The proper course was to make the teaching of Welsh optional, and to provide facilities for teaching it. Other- wise, it might become a bye-word in Eng- lans and Scotland 'chat good teachers could ndc get a position in Wales unless they Knew Welsh. If the Scotch were to pro- hibit all teachers who could not teach Gaelic, and the Irish those who could not teach Erse, Welsh teachers Proing abroad would have a very poor look-out indeed. They could not compel a nation to learn a language any more than to beliee in a certain form of religion.
SMITHFIELD CATTLE SHOW. The annual show of the Smithfield Club opened on Monday at the Royal Agricul- tural Hall, Islington. Entries from )J well-known feeders and exhibitors h been received and composed in the ordi-M- ary section of the show 283 head of cattle, 151 pens of sheep, and 125 pens of pigs. The Prince ol Wales arrived at half-past twelve and made a tour at the classes. The King arrived later in the day and was received by the Prince of Wales. The ing,. in the two-year-old shorthorn class won the first prize and breed cup with His famous steer which carried off high- est and championship prizes at Birming- ham. The animal, by "Royal Duke," was bred ac Windsor. His Majesty's other successes in the cattle classes were for Devons, Herefords, and Kerry u and Red Polled, and in the sheep classes for South- downs. Lord Roaebery maintained his position a'c the head of the old Devon steer clas3. The King's pen of three fat wether Southdown sheep secured cham- t>ipn plate and the Prince of challenge cup. Mr. Alfred Brown, of Hill Farm, Southampton, taking Prince C'hristans challenge cup for pigs, and Mr Julius A. Fricker, of Burton Mere, Wilts, the champion plate for si. gle Berkshire. ihe Prince of Wales was also a succe: B- fiul exhibitor in live stock. Mr. John Rloss, of Meikle "nee, Fearn, was the winner of a silver cup value C25 offered to the exhibitor of the best beast not exceeding3 two years old, with his red and white S!hoirtiiorn sire, "Ajax, dam "Lassie." Mr. T. S. Morgan, of Whim- pie, Exeter, being placed as the reserve, "while the reserve to the King's champion was Lord Rosebery's "Ida of Dalmeny." Devon sters, above two not over three years, he., Earl Cawdor. Steers not over two years old, 1st and reserve with h.e., R. M. Greaves, Portmadoc 2nd and 3rd, The University College of North Wales, Bangor; h.c., Roberc Hughes, Llanfair- fechan. Steers, above two vea,rs, 1, The (Joed Coch Trustees, Abergele; 2 and 3. Robert Hughes1; 4th and reserve, with h.c., R. M. Greaves- h.c., D. R. Jones, Pwllheli; c, the University College of North Wales. He;fei-s not over three years—1, 2, and 3, Robert Hughes; re- serve and h.c., R. M. Greaves; h.c., J. Wynford Philipps., M.P. E20 cup for j best animal in the Welsh classes—The Coedcoch Trustees; reserve, Robert Hughes. Welsh mountain shec-D.-Pen of three fat wethers-1, J. G. Gratton, Abergele; 2 and 3, the University Col- lege of North Wales.
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