Miss Maggie Bevan, aged sixteen, daughter of Mr Bevan, Caerphilly, re- ceived an ovation at the Glamorgan Welsh Baptist Association last week upon being presented with a certificate for passing the Baptist Association examination for entrance into the ministry.
MR T. P. LEWES' OTTER HOUNDS. A Cornishman writes: On Saturday, June 26th, Mr T. P. Lewes's otter hounds met at Llanfarian Bridge. Among a large 'following were the Master, Mrs Lewes, and family, the Prince and Princess Taxis and party, Sir Edward Pryse and party, the Misses Davies, Mr EI. P. Powell, Mr C. Douglas, Mr Rufus Parry, etc. Soon after starting, the pack came on a drag which was followed up the Aberllolwyn dingle and back to the Ystwyth. Below Abermaed the hounds found an otter and for two hours and twenty minutes a grand hunt ensued. Eventually a magnificent specimen of an otter of some twenty-six pounds was killed. Everyone was highly pleased with the day's sport and only wished there more otters in the neighbour- hood and that they were better preserved.
LAMPETEK The College School.—The following pupils of the^St. David's College School have been successful in passing the recent matriculation examination :—J. A. Bowen Jones, St. Dogmells: R. O. Beaton, Ponty- Eridd; W. P. Owen, Criccieth • A. J. >avies, Pontypridd; P. M. Williatas, I Nantgaredig; H. T. Trevor, Muchwenlo-ck; H. T. Samuel, Rhuddlan; David Jones, Morriston; David Jones, Trawscoed, Bryn- road; W. D. Richards, Maesteg; G. Vaughan, Blaengarw; J. W. Jenkins, Borth; and J. D Roberts. Bangor. Mr. George T. Gravell. a pupil of the School, has also been awarded an exhibition at Hertford College, Oxford. Property Sale.—At the Memorial Hall, on Monday, Mr D. I. Rees offered for sale various freehold properties in the parish of Cellan. The first lot offered was Maes- gwilym, a modern-built country residence with nine or more acres of pasture land. Bidding started at £ 1,000 and was knocked down to the Rev. T. Jones, Brechfa, for £ 1,285. Bidding for a field adjoining Maesgwilym, called Caependeri, started at £ 180 and was sold at £ 240 to Mr Watkin Davies, Caeronen. Pensingrig field was also sold to Mr. Davies, for E240. Bid- ding for the cottage known as Lliwdy com- menced at £ 30 and was withdrawn at 939. A field known as Caershed was withdrawn at £ 635. A field known as Caebank and a meadow adjoining were withdrawn at JB425. The bidding for three fields known as Tvmawr fields commenced at £340 and at JB525 were sold to Mr. Davies, Llwyndu. The dwelling house, Nantrebannau, was sold to Mr. Davies. Tangaer, Cellan. for £ 50. Bidding for the dwelling house and lands known as Ty'nlon commenced at £ 20. The property was Gold to Mr. J. J. Davies, Blaenwaun, for 927 10s. Bidding for Trebannau Farm, situate on the .man road from Lampeter to Tregaron, commenced at £ 1,800. The property was withdrawn at £ 2,200. The tenement and lands known as Lluest Deha. and Esgair Trebannau were sold to Mr. David Davies. Blaenau, for JB610. The field known as Waunlluest was withdrawn at E70. A Reply.-On reading Dyfed's englyn to the suffragette, Mrs. Tivy Jones composed the following:— Mor chwerw am v merched-ei englyn 0 angled a salwed, Drau ei lai ni fu ar led, 0 Dalyddl ai dyma Dyfed! PETTY SESSIONS, Friday, June 25th.— Before J. C. Harford, chairman; Tim- othy Richard, mayor A. R. T. Jones, and' D. R. Jones, Esqrs. Drunk and Disorderly.—John Davies, ex- soldier, 5, Bridge-street, was charged by DOC Williams with having been drunk and disorderly on the highway at Lampeter on June 17th.—Mr D. F. Lloyd who appeared for defendant presented a certificate from a doctor in Bristol which stated that defen- dant was irritable. He submitted that defendant was not drunk.—D.C.C. Wil- liams stated that there was no wish at all on behal'f of the police to proceed against defendant. They were compelled to do so. He was a nuisance about the streets and very noisy.—Sergt. Thomas stated that about 10-40 p.m. on June 17th, he saw de- fendant drunk and creating a disturbance in High-street.—Mr Lloyd: Are you sure he was drunk ?—Sergt. Thomas He was apparently drunk.—Mr Lloyd Are you sure it was the effect of alcohol?—Sergt. Thomas: In my opinion it was.—P.C. Oliver corroborated Sergt. Thomas.—De- fendant was fined 10s including costs. Ejectment.—On behalf of Mr David Davies, Red Lion, Mr D. F. Lloyd applied p I for an ejectment order against Rachel Evans, Red Lion Court.—Mr Denham Evans who appeared for defendant ad mited all notices and' applied for a long period.—The Bench granted an ejectment order to take effect in twenty-five days. Maiiitenanco. --William Thomas, Wern- fach, Bettws Leiki, was summoned by his wire Margaret Thomas, Taibach, Llangybi, for disobeying a magistrates order by re- fusing to pay the sum of 15s towards her maintenance.—Complainant stated that defendant had never paid except under compulsion.—Defendant was sentenced to fourteen days imprisonment. FOOTBALL. The annual meeting of the Town Rugby Football Club was held at the Men's Club on Monday evening. Mr. J. Morgan, Fountain, presided over a good attend- ance. The hon. secretary, Mr. J. T. James, presented the balance sheet which showed a balanoe in hand of £ 3 15s. 4 £ d. The balance in hand from last year was 4s. Id.—Mr. D. W. Davies said he thought the Club could congratulate itself upon a successful year—successful financially and otherwise. Of the nine matches played, six had been won. He hoped for a con- tinuance of the esprit de corps which had been shown during the season.—On the proposition of Mr. Paley, seconded by Mr. Percy Evans, the balance sheet was adopted. Mr. Rees Thomas, captain of the team, said the year had been a successful one. The players had all done their best. They would thank the Committee for all they had done for the team. On the proposition of Mr Rees Thomas, seconded by Mr. E. P. Jones, Mr. D. W. Davies was unanimously appointed secre- tary for the ensuing year. On the proposition of Mr. R J. Parry, seconded by Mr. Percv Evans, Mr Jones, Glandennis, was re-elected president. Canon Camber Williams, Principal Bebb. Messrs. J. D. A. Ellis, E H, Formby, F. Paley. Croft, Walter Davies, D. H. Davies, N.P. Bank, J. Ernest Lloyd and Mr. Yoekney were elected vice-presidents. Mr. D. Jones. Old Bank. was appointed treasurer, and Mr. J. S. Jones chairman of committee. Three names were mentioned for the position of captain of the team. A ballot resulted in Mr. E. W. Davies being appointed captain, and Mr. Tom Jones vice-captain. The following were appointed on the committee:—Messrs. R J. Parry, E. Phil Jones, David Roberts. King's Head; D. J. Bowen, J. Simon Jones. Dr. Evans, Messrs D. Jones, D. Idris Jones, Evan Davies, J. Morgan, D. Thomas, D. Lewis Jenkins, and Councillor John Jones By ballot, the following were elected a selection committee:—Messrs R. J. Parry, E. P. Jones, David Roberts, D. J. Bowen, J. S. Jones, and Evan Davies. On the proposition of Mr. D. W. Davies, seconded by Mr. Rees Thomas, it was agreed to appoint a deputation to visit the Committee of the Institute to discuss the desirability or otherwise of amalgamating the two teams should the Institute elect a team this year. The following were ointed a deputation:—Messrs. flie Chairman. Rees Thomas, D. J. Bowen, and Jones, reporter. On the proposition of Mr D. W. Davies, seconded by Mr. ~E Phil Jones, a vote of thanks was accorded to the President and officials for their support during the year. GOLF. The weekly golf handicap was held on Saturday. Owing to a re-arrange- ment of the holes this course has been considerably lengthened. The following were the cards returned:— G H N S.S.M. Baldwin 98 14 84 Mr. E. Phil Jones 100 13 87 Mr. J. S. Jones 97 9 88 Cerdyn Evans 112 24 88 Mr. Tom Roberts 116 26 90 Mr. D. Jones 105 14 91 ,Vi r. W. J. Williams 109 15 94 Dr. Evans 114 13 101 Mr. H. C. Davies 126 25 101 Mr J. E. Evans 141 40 101 Mr. D. W. Davies 128 20 108 Mr. L. O. Jones 134 26 108 The prize given by Mr. E. Lloyd Jones was won by S.S.M. Baldwin.
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C M. SASSIWN. At the annual meetings held last week at Rhos, near Wrexham, the assem- bly of Welsh Methodists expressed satisfaction that the "Places of Worship Enfranchisement Bill," introduced in previous sessions as a private measure, had been taken up by the Government, and trusted that it would be passed into law this session. The Rev J. Bowen, Pontrhydfendigaid, incidentally remarked that in north Cardiganshire two or three chapels were likely to be lost to the de- nomination unless the Bill became law at an early date. The Forward Movement report showed that there had been a record success in every department. With reference to the Dr Pugh Memorial Fund, it was said that it did not receive that support from the churches which was expected. The rich and the very poor had responded: well, but the well-to-do were slack. The Llandinam family had promised £6,000 and Mr John Cory £1,000, Two elderly widows in Cardiganshire had sent 5s each, the first week's old age pension money they received. The Rev J. J. Roberts, Portmadoc, said the de- pression in trade accounted for the fact that North Wales had not responded well. The Rev John Williams, Bryn Siencyn, submitted the report of the Chapel Debts Committee, and urged that the scheme agreed upon by the Joint Committee should be put into operation without delay in North and South Wales. It was high time the debts were cleared in order that the churches might grant their ministers better remuneration for their services. Mr P. Roberts, St Asaph, said it was shameful that chapel debts should amount to £665,000. The report was ad- opted, as also was the report of the Sunday School Committee submitted by the Rev R. J. Rees, Aberystwyth. This dealt with the arrangements di. the lessons and urged the Presbyteries to con- sider the best method of providing suitable Sunday school teachers, and the establish- ment of centres where the services of certificated teachers in the elementary schools who were members of the churches mighi be secured. Mr Evan Evans, Aberystwyth, sub- mitted the report of the Book-room Committee, with the balance sheet, w7hich showed a profit on the book aeen'cv for 1908 of £ 1,319. It was agreed that the Assembly should meet next year at Neath. The Rev J. Puleston Jones, M.A., Pwll- heli, delivered the Davies Lecture to a crowded audience. He took for his sub- ject the New Testament basis for a doctrine of inspiration. An animated discussion took place on an amendment by the Rev. J. M. Saunders, Pencoed, supporting the secular solution, of the education controversy. The Rev. John Owen, M.A., Festiniog, seconded the amendment and said that experience of educational work had con- vinced him that the source of all bad feeling was the religious question and it was a great pity to find that their religion which they valued so highly should be the bone of contention between religious people from year to year. The Rev J. Puleston Jones, M.A., Pwllheli, spoke strongly against the amendment and said it was the mixing of religion with politics that caused all the trouble. What they opposed was that the present generation should be tied to the views of testators of previous generations. If they opposed endowments, then to" be consistent they should refuse to accept a shilling pew rent and should divide their college funds at Bala and Aberystwyth among all the people in need. (Laughter.) Let them see that all future endowments were made in such at way that they would not bind the hands of the next generation to accept the views held at present. The Rev. Griffith Ellis. M.A., Bootle, declared that the amendment meant a complete revolution, for it pledged them to keep religion entirely out of the schools. The amendment was defeated by seventy-nine votes against twenty-five. The Rev. R. J. Rees, M.A., Aberyst- wyth, submitted the result of the synodical examination, with amended rules relating to the admission of candi- dates. He explained that it was felt unnecessary to hold examinations to prove the orthodoxy of students provided they secured certificates from the professors of the theological colleges, who could testify to the work done by them during their three years' residence in the college. In the event of the candidate for ordination failing to secure this certificate, he should submit himself to examination. It was resolved to communicate with the associations in North and South Wales urging all the presbyteries to arrange a special service in every chapel on the first Sunday in November, in commemoration of the 1859 revival and that the other denominations be invited to join in the movement. Principal Prys having been appointed by the University of Wales to represent the Court at the John Calvin celebrations in Geneva, it was resolved that the moderator (the Rev. Francis Jones, Aber- gele), be appointed to represent the Assembly and that. he should present on their behalf an illuminated address in Welsh, English, and Latin. A message was received from the South Wales Association suggesting that the general assembly should consider the ques. tion of celebrating the hundredth anni- versary of the birth of Dr. Lewis Edwards. There was also a suggestion from the North Cardigan Presbyterv that a statue of Dr. Edwards be erected in front of Penllwyn Chapel, close to the place of his birth. The Rev. John Williams, Bryn- career, while Dr. Oynddylan Jones traced Morgan, Penllwyn, seconded that the first message be agreed to, namely, that steps be taken to celebrate the centenary which was agreed to. Discussion took place re- lative to the second part and the Rev. J. J. Roberts, Portmadoc, said the matter was now assuming a denominational aspect and it would be hardly right for the assembly to decide off-hand that the memorial should be erected at Penllwyn. He thought it would be far more appro- priate at Bala. Eventually it was agreed to refer the matter to the two associa- tions. The Rev. W. Evans, Pembroke Dock, gave notice that he would at the next assembly propose a resolution that steps be taken with a view to incorporating the assembly and make it the superior court of the denomination in Wales Messages had been received from the associations in North and South Wales relative to the celebration of the centenary of the 1811 ordinations which were the first ordinations of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in Wales. The North Wales Association recommended that the ordina- tions of 1911 be held on the same date as the first ordinations in 1811, if possible, at Bala, and t1¡,at a similnr ceremony should take place for South Wales at Llandilo. It was decided to refer the matter to the two associations to make the necessary arrangements. A public meeting was held to celebrate the fourth centenary of the birth of John Calvin. The Rev. Richard Morris. B.D., Dolgelley, gave an account of Calvin's career, while Dr. Oynddylan Jones traced the history of Calvinistic doctrines,and Principal Prys dealt with Calvinism in its relation to philosophv.
ABERYSTWYTH BANKRUPTCY COURT, Friday, June 25th.—Before Joseph Davies, Esq., registrar; Herbert W. Thomas, Esq., official receiver. Adjourned.—It was agreed to hold an adjourned oourt on July 30th when the examinations of Messrs David Davies, Barmouth; David EHwards, Aberystwyth; and John Williams, Talybont, will be re- sumed. Re John Jones.—The debtor in this case was John Jones, Gorswen, Llanddewi Aberarth, formerly of Trefedlyn and Rhosfawr, Llanfarian. There was one creditor only in the case, namely, Mary Williams, Hendrefelin, Llanilar, who re- covered £ 100 against debtor in a breach of promise action. The deficiency was stated at £ 123 15s. The Official Receiver, in his observations, stated that the re- ceiving order was made on the 3rd June on debtor's own petition which he filed in consequence of a committal order made against him on the 7th May for default under a judgment summons. Debtor, forty-six years of age, commenced1 farm- ing at Rhostawr in 1896 with a capital of £ 40. He gave up Rhostawr in 1906 and worked as a labourer. Since October last he had been employed as a farm bailiff on a weekly wage of 10s. Debtor was de- fendant in an action for breach of promise and damages were given against him for £100 and costs on the 22nd June, 1908. He was ordered to pay L2 every twenty-eight days on a judgment sum- mons and a committal order was made in default of payment.—Mr Hugh Hughes appeared for debtor and Mr W. P. Owen for the creditor.—In reply to the Official Receiver, debtor said he lived at Gorswen, and had been a farm bailiff under Mr Reea of Tynpark for the past eight months, commencing in October, 1908. Before then he was at Trefedlyn where he went from Pantgwyn Villa. He was at Tre- fedlyn eight or nine months and at Pant- gwyn sixteen months. He looked after poultry at Pantgwyn, but did very little at Trefedlyn as he was ill. He did odd jobs for David Jones whose brother's widow he had married and went to live at her house at Trefedlyn. Before going to Trefedlyn he occupied Rhosfawr, in the parish of Llanfarian, for ten years. He went there in September. 1896. Before going to Rhosfawr he worked in Glamor- ganshire. He was a bachelor when he went to Rhosfawr and had JM. Rhos- fawr had an area of between sixty-three and: sixty-four acres and the rent was £49. He borrowed tllo from David Jones and had paid it back. Asked if that was sufficient to stock the farm, debtor said, he managed it. He had now nothing to pay the L123 15s. He attri- buted his position to Miss Williams's judgment.—The Registrar stated that debtor did not appear to the breach of promise action and the damages were assessed before the Sheriff.—In further reply to the Official Receiver, debtor said he did not comply with the bankruptcy notice issued against him by Miss Wil- liams in July, or the judgment summons. He only earned £ 13 during the past twelve months. Mr Rees paid him 10s. a week with lodgings, debtor supplying himself with food. He got the milk of one cow. The previous six months he earned nothing and was maintained by his wife. All the furniture belonged to his wife and master.—The Official Re- ceiver Then it was a case of walking in and hanging up your hat ? (Laughter.)— Debtor added that he never owned any furniture. His sister took the furniture he had at Rhosfawr. She was to have it aiter her father and mother, to whom it had belonged. He had bought no furit- iture. There was no auction when he left Rhosfawr, his landlord, Richard Jenkins, taking the stock at £ 500.—-By Mr Owen: He paid the J3110 to David Jones, Trefed- lin, when Mr Jenkins paid him the £ 500. When he borrowed the £ 110 he gave no promissory note nor did he get a receipt when he paid it back. Several letters were sent to him before Mary Williams took action and he took no notice or them or of the writ. He made no effort to settle with her and took no notice of the proceed- ings until the commitment order was issued. Mr Rees Tynpark, lent him L15 to tiie his petition and he was to work it out.—Mr Owen said the debtor admitted that he had received L500 and asked that he should be ordered to produce a cash account of receipts and payments for the East three years.—The Official Receiver aving continued the application, Mr Hughes said debto" was wholly illiterate; but he would do Lis best to comply with the order. When his sister's share of the £ ■500 was taken *"u: the amount would be pretty well accounted for.—The Registrar made the order as asked for and the exam- ination was adjournal. Re John Rowlands.—Debtor in this- case is a grocer living at the County Stores, Aberdov'ey. His gross liabilities amounted to 14s lOtI for sixty two unsecured creditors. Assetg totalled ØJ5 12s lid, leaving a deficiency of L134 11s lid. Bankrupt alleged) slackness in trade, bad debts, -a d illness in family as causes of his failure. He accounted for his deficiency as follows:—Net loss arising from carrying on harness 5rom June 1908, £ 55 17s 5d; bad debts, £ 3 14s 6d house- held expenses, £52; depreciation of stock, JB22; total E134 lls Id. The Official Re- ceiver's observations stated that the receiving order was made on debtor's own petition, which he filed in consequence of an execution having been levied. Bank- rupt (age 38) commenced business at his present address in November, 1900, with a capital of about JS70. The only books of account kept by him in the business were day books and debtor's ledgers. He kept no record of his takings. The liabil- ities are all in resnect of trade debts. Fi:t y-eight of the creditors are for I amounts under £ 10. Bankrupt's wife claimed the household flurnitme-, of the estimated value of £ 20, as her own separate property, stating that she bought them with her own money, part prior to, and the remainder after her marriage in June, 1901. They have four children.— Replying to the Official Receiver, debtor averaged his takings at C400 a year and the profit at L50 without deducting L18 rent and other expenses. He admitted that the deficiency account was guesswork in order to balance the accounts. His book debts were estimated to produce 210 and the bad debts amounted to E24, which more than he included in the deficiency account.—The Official Re- ceiver: The fact is you spent more than you go| from the business. You have been living on your creditors to the extent of about L25 a year and somebody else has to suffer .-Mrs Rowlands, who accom- panied her husband and prompted him, said the deficiency account was prepared as far as possible from the files. One thing she knew was that he was left with eighth pence in his pocket. She added that he was rather slow in answering questions.— ,The Official Receiver: It ;s a pity I am not examining you.—Mrs Rowlands: They generally reckon a woman sharper than a man. (Laughter.)—Debtor said he realised his insolvency a fortnight ago, hut the Official Receiver pointed out that he had judgment summonses and must have seen that the business did not pay for some years. Debtor added that other tradesmen had helped him with goods to supply customers, but that was not be- cause he could not obtain from firms. He traded with sixty-two firms because some were cheaper than others. It was true that firms had refused, to sell him more goods until he paid the outstanding ao- count. His cash account showed pay- ment a amounting to L200 16s lOd and Teceipts £ 165 13s Id. The balance of, 135 3s 9d were sums which he took over the shop counter and did not pay into his banking account. His wife sent him money to purchase furniture before thev weiJe married in 1901.-Tha examination was adjourned'. RURAL COUNCIL, Monday, J unr 28th. —Present: Messrs W. Mason, Llancyn- felin, chairman David Jones, Troed- rhivrfronfrech, rice-chairman; the Rev John Davies, Talybont; Messrs E. J. Evans, Llangwyryfon; W. T. Lewi«, Borth Isaac Jones, Llanilar; J. Bonner, Llanafan; John Roberta, Uchayndre; John Davies, Llanfihangel Lower; Joseph Parry, Troedrhiwlwba; J. Williams, Ceulanamaesmawr; W. Sin- nett Jones, Llanrhystydl; J. Pugh Lewis, Parcel Canol; John James, Llan- badarn Upper; Thomas Jones, T. Oliver Jones, Lianfihangel Upper; J. Richards. Trefeirig; L. R. Lewis, Vaenor Upper; John Jones, Vaenor Lower; Hugh Hughes, clerk-, E. Llewellin, assistant clerk; James Hughes, sanitary in- spector; and the surveyors. New Culverts. Mr D. ETans, writing on behalf of Mach- ynlleth Rural Council, said they had agreed to erect the culverts at CeSngweiriog on the terms mentioned by the Aberystwyth Rural Council provided the necessary cart- age was done by the neighbouring tarmeris • gratia.—The Surveyor (Mr Isaac) reported that the work had been commenced and the neighbouring farmers did the cartage. Vacancy. The Local Government Board wrote accepting the resignation of the Rev N. Thomas, Llanbadarn, for the reasons assigned.—Notice of the vacancy was ac- cordingly given by Messrs J. Richards and J. Roberts. Llanbadarn Water. A letter from Mr J. Griffiths, Penyfron Cottage, Llanbadarn, requiring a tap was referred to the Parish Council. He pointed out that the distance to Tanyfyn- went was beyond what a ratepayer should be required to carry water. It was also a dangerous place having regard to the traffic. A Serious Complaint. Mr W. H. Griffiths, Tyclyd, wrote that he was directed by the Parish Council to call the Rural Council's attention to the fact that itinerant hawkers and others of that description with their families are encamped on an open field belonging to Mrs Repheldt, butcher, Aberystwyth, close to the village of Llanbadarn. and that the assemblage of these people in large num- bers, including numerous children, consti- tutes a nuisance to the neighbourhood from a sanitary point of view, considering their habits and the fact that they were without privy accommodation and other require- ments for the preservation of health. They are all crowded up together, so that it would cause no surprise if a fever broke out among the children leading to an epidemic in the Tillage. As the field on which the people encamped was private ground, though close to a public ftootpath and near the highway, the Parish Council have no power to interfere with them, and he was directed to request the Rural Council to instruct their Inspector to visit the camp and see that proper sanitary arrangements were adopted. If those people and others were to camp during the summer, the nuis- ance from the foul smells and dirty habits would be intolerable. It was high time something was done as great complaints were made already against the nuisance. Mr Griffiths hoped the Council would see their way to take some remedial action.— The Inspector reported that he had visited the camp and served the necessary notice on the owner of the field who, he thought, was the responsible person.—Mr J. Richards: I think the owner is reaping a rattling good harvest from the field and is getting rattling good rent. (Laughter.)— No further action was taken. Medical Officer's Reply. The following letter was read from Dr J. A. Rees, Llanilar, medical officer for the southern division:—"I trust you will allow me to reply to the remarks made by the Rev John Davies at the last meeting of the Board in reference to certain paragraphs in my annual report. Had the rev. gentle- man carefully nerused that report-which, certainly, he should have done before re- sorting to criticism-I hardly think he would have been so unkind as to attribute to me words which I never wrote. At the outset, I, therefore, assert I did not single out the cowsheds in the locality of Bethel as being in a worse condition than cowsheds in other localities. Bethel was not even mentioned in that particular paragraph. Nor did I state that the oowsheds on the small farms are in a worse condition than those on the largo farms. What I did state was that the dairies on the small farms are in many instances dark, damp and quite unfit for storing milk. It is not within my province to discuss whether the responsibility for this defect rests with the landlord or the tenant. I may say that the description of the cowsheds, milking process, etc., was based on the results of personal observation and can be verified by any impartial observer who cares to in- vestigate the matter. My finding fault with your Council was not in reference to oowsheds, etc., but chiefly to water sup- plies, drainage schemes, etc.—old standing defects which can only be rectified by you as sanitary authority. You can also materially assist in improving the quality of the milk supply, not by instituting legal proceedings against dirty cowkeepers, etc., but by issuing cards as suggested in my report. The cards would be helpful in inculcating cleanliness among cowkeepers as, doubtless, uncleanliness is generally due to either ignorance or thoughtlessness. As to the rev. gentleman's accusation that there was a 'Spirit of caste' in my report, I hope it is needless for me to rebut such unworthy insinuation. Finally, Mr Daries attempts to prove from the death statistics furnished by the Carmarthen Asylum authorities that of the unions of the county Aberystwyth stands second on the list as regards sanitation. Of course, Mr Davies has 'a perfect right to obtain his figures from any source he pleases, but he is not justified in assuming that the death rate from phthisis at the above- named institution must necessarily co- incide with the death rate in the districts from which the inmates are drawn. The latter should certainly be considered the more reliable index. I find on referring to Dr Evans's last-published summary of the reports of the medical officers of health for the different districts in the county that the death rate ftrom phthisis per 1,000 population varied from 1.7 for Lampeter (rural) to 4.3 for Aberayron (rural southern), Aberystwyth (rural southern) being the second on the list with a death rate of 4.1. Adopting Mr Davies's line of argument this district must perforce occupy a verv low position in sanitation. Apologising for the length of my letter."— Mr WT. T. Lewis I propose that ^he letter should be handed over to Mr Davies for consideration. (Laughter.)-The Rev John Davies: I read the report carefully. It is true that Dr Rees did not reiier definitely to the cowsheds at Bethel, but he certainly specified at Bethel. My remarks were made without any feeling against Dr Rees, but there seems to be a feeling in his letter. I spoke on the report and we have a per- fect right to speak our minds. He is our official and I always support our officials, but we have a right to express our own opinions. I propose that the letter should be left on the table.—Mr Oliver Jones sec- onded the proposition which was agreed to. The Fullbrook. Mr T. W. Powell wrote that the road, opposite his bungalow at Llanbadarn was worn so much that the foundation of the arch he had made over the brook was dangerous. If not attended to, he would report the matter to the Board. The Fullbrook was also in a shameful state. —The Surveyor (Mr Davies) said the arch was made higher than the level of the road, and Mr John Roberts added that the road was in the same condition as he always re- membered it.—The matter was referred to the Surveyor on the proposition of Mr E. J. Evans, it being stated that Mr Powell was responsible for the maintenance of the arch. Alleged Trespass. Messrs Smith, Davies, and Evans wrote that they had been consulted by Mr Jen- kin Herbert, Waenfawr, with reference to an alleged trespass caused by the placing of stones on his land and unless the stones were removed legal proceedings would be taken.—The Surveyor (Mr Davies) said stones had been placed on the roadside as was done in other places. The stones were placed against the hedge on the widest part of the road, but he believed the trouble was caused! by children throwing stones to the field. If the stones were in the middle of the road children might throw them just the same. The stones were placed in the same place last year. He thought that stones could be placed on the roadside if there was sufficient width.—The letter was referred to the Clerk Sanitary. The Inspector reported having com- menced the work of improving the water supply at Llanilar and he hoped to be able to complete in the course of the next month. There were good prospects of an abundant supply. He had inquired in the neighbourhood of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn lior a supply of water for the village which would he above suspicion. Besides being in a queer and suspicions place, the exist- ing supply was below the churchyard and within twenty yards of the boundary wall. The place could not be regarded as an ideal spot for drinking water and it ran short in dry seasons. The soil was gravelly and before the quantity of water could be enlarged a deep and long drain must be opened' which would probably collect more water, but would be expensive and would not do away with its suspicious character. Mr F. R Roberts granted him permission Mr F. R. Roberts granted him permission to search the land belonging to Cynon Fawr, on which he found one spring yield- ing 240 gallons a day and could probably bo improved. There was another source which would, however, require excavations to be made before he could say what quantity it would yield. A case of diphtheria had occurred at Llangwyryfon. —The report was adopted and the In- spector was directed to report further to the next meeting an estimate of the cost of the new water supply at Llanfihangel-y- Creuddyft. New Bridges. With regard to the proposed erection of a joint bridge over the river Wyre at Tynycoed between Lledrod and Llangwyr- yfon on the boundary of the two rural districts, Mr E. J. Evans said he had spoken to two members from Tregaron who informed him that it was decided to contri- but L20. From the report in the papers, it appeared that the Tregaron members resented, the remarks made at Aberystwyth some time ago.—The Clerk We had better leave that drop.—Mr Evans proposed that the work should be proceeded with, trust- ing to the honour of the Tregaron mem- bers that they would pay £ 20 toward the oost;. He had plenty of faith in the mem- bers. he had spoken to.—Mr J. Richards: But they are only two.—The Rev John Davies and Mr Joseph Parry supported the proposition which was agreed to, it being stated that the County Council had agreed to contribute a share of th* cost.- The Surveyors presented lists of n.w bridges required in the various districts, which were estimated to cost nearly £ 1,000 altogether. Mr Edwards (surveyor) stated that no brfdges had been provided in his district since the deluge and there was urgent need for several new bridges. (Laughter.)—The question of erecting a footbridge at Factory, Llanbadarn, was also considered and the lists were deferred until the next meeting with the view of '1 0 1 ie applying to the Local Government Board for a loan to oover the whole amount re- quired. Borth. Mr W. T. Lewis stated that the Parochial Committee had considered the reference made by Dr James in his annual report to the water supply of Borth and they agreed to ask for the assistance of the Inspector for gauging purposes.—It was agreed to allow the inspector's assistance on the pro- position of Mr J. Richards who hoped that they would get rid of Borth. (Laughter). He noticed that the Inspector was contin- ually reporting about Borth, but never about Taliesin and Tre'rddol, the condition of which was a disgrace to humanity.—The Inspector replied that he reported all cases in which the owners did not comply with his recommendations. his recommendations. PETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday, June 30th.—Before Isaac Hopkins, W. J. Watkins, and Thomas Doughton, Esqrs. Rates.—The case against Jenkin Davies, coal dealer, Trefechan, for non- payment of rates, £ 2 8s. 8d., was ad- journed to give him an opportunity of Sayment.—Thomas L. Jones, shopkeeper, orthgate-street, asked to pay £ 4 12s. Id., wrote that he had been ill and that trade during the winter was bad.—He was ordered to pay 10s. a month. Begging.—James Kelly, Liverpool, lab- ourer, charged with having begged from door to door in Chalybeate-street, was discharged on promising to leave the town. Obscene Language. -Sarah Dawson, married woman, Portland-road, was charged with having used obscene language in Portland-road on June 26th.— P.C. Davies said the defendant was in Terraclil-road and using threatening and most obscene language towards Mrs Howard. During the evening he received several complaints about defendant using obscene language in public places.—De- fendant denied that she used obscene language or that she had seen Mrs Howard.—John Price said he lived next door to defendant in Portland-road. Her language was awfi-il-scandalous. -in reply to defendant, witness denied that his presence as witness was in consequence o!Ï her sending a lawyer's letter to a rela- tive of his.—Warwick Woodall said he happened' to be passing through Terrace- road and his attention was attracted! by a disturbance. The language he heard he did not think suitable for a Highway and certainly not for an important town like Aberystwyth which accommodated visitors. He called in at the Police Station and told the police that their attention was wanted in Terrace-road.—Defendant, giving evi- dence,denied the charge. Her husband told her to go down to the house and she re- plied that if she could go down she could go up. It was a trumped-up charge brought by the police because she would not give information on previous occasions.— After considering the matter in private, the Chairman said the defendant would be fined 20s with costs; in default, one month's imprisonment.—The Defendant: Well, it is all a lie.—The Chairman: If you come here again you will be given no option, but will be sent to prison.—The Deileqdant: Very well. I am quite willing. It is a trumped- up charge.—Mr Superintendent Jones Put her out of court.—Defendant (to In- spector Phillips): Don't put your hands on me. I will go out myself.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN Wedding.—The wedding was solemnised at the registrar's office, on Saturday last, of Mr James Frost, Nantygwyddau, Llan- dyssul, to Miss Emily Culliniore, Rhyd- lydan, Llanartli. Horse Show.—A meeting of the mem- bers of the Horse Show Committee was held on Friday when the Secretary pro- duced the balance sheet of the last show which showed a substantial balance in hand. Haymaking.-The first crop of hay has already been mowed: but the unsettled state of the weather has prevented material progress. The crops are not so heavy as those of last year. Obinwry.-The death took place on Mon- day week "of Mrs Anne Morris, Pengraig- fach, at the age o: sixty-six years. The funeral took place on Thursday, interment being made at Llandugwydd. The Rev D Francis, vicar, officiated. Friday's Market.—Porkers, 7s per score (with a downward tendency); suckers, 188 to 20s each; sheep, 3d per lb. lamb, 3^d; calves, 4d eggs,' 8 for 6d. P.S.,t.kt the P.S.A. on Sunday last the address was delivered by Mr D. Picton Jones, Emlyn Grammar School, and the solo was sung by Miss Maggie Jones, Tanner's Hall. PETTY SESSIONS, Friday.—Before A. H. Jones (in the chair); C. H. L. Fitzwil- liams. EUward Davies, Henry Davies, John Lewis, Esqrs., and the Rev W. Powell. Travelling Without a Ticket.—Inspector G. H. Gwynne, of the G.W.R., charged Thomas Jones, 20, Gelly-street, Caerau, Maesteg, collier, with travelling without a ticket between Newcastle Emlyn and Llandyssul on Whit-Monday last.—Mr Ri. W. Picton Evans, Cardigan, appeared for tho Company.—Defendant did not appear, but P.C. Davies, Caerau, forwarded a de- claration off service personally on defend- ant on the 16th June.—David Jones, porter, Llandyssul, said that about 9.30 p.m. on 31st May a train arrived from Newcastle Fmlyn. The platform was cleared and there was no one there but three girls. He did not see defendant there then. He (witness) stood by the gate to take tickets and saw defendant come from the train. He tried to pass out and witness asked for his ticket, and he replied' that he had not come by train. Witness again asked for his ticket, and he replied "If I had come by train I should sit on the seat." Defendant then went along the platform to the Refreshment Room. Wmess followed, but he was not there. There was a back way to tho Goods Yard through which he could escape. Witness knew defendant well personally.—John Griffith Davies, signal porter, Llandyssul, said that he was going off duty on Whit-Monday night in the company of last witness and they met de- fendant. Witness asked for his ticket, and defendant said that he had a ticket. Witness asked him to produce it and he failed to do so. He then struck witness.— Fined £1 and costs, in default of pay- ment, fourteen days. Without Light.—P.C. Davies, Newcastle Emlyn, charged Robert Fleet, Capel Farm, Cenarth, with riding a bicycle with- out a light in the parish of Cenarth on June 2nd.—Defendant appeared and pleaded guilty.—Fined 10s including costs. Transfers.—Thomas Jones, Bunch of Grapes, Newcastle Emlyn, applied' for a transfer of the licence of the Rock Cot- tage, Velindre, Penboyr, a temporary transfer having been granted him on the 28th May.—Margaret Jones, Tynewydd, Pentrecagal, widow, applied for a grant of licence under Section 14 of the Licensing Act, 1828, for the Pensarnau Arms, the former licensee, Ann Howells, having died. I-Both applications were granted. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, Tuesday. Present: The Rev W. Powell (in the chair); Messrs W. H. Davies, Thomas Evans. S. G. Elias, Henry Davies, James Williams, D. Elias Davies, S. R. Davies, T. Williams, surveyor, and D. E. George, clerk. Fire Brigade.—Mr Enoch Williams was appointed captain of the Fire Brigade, and power was given him to appoint ten men as members. Taking over of Road.—On the proposi- tion of Mr James Williams, seconded by Mr S. G. Elias, it was decided to take over the road leading from the house of Richard Evans to the main road at Aberarad'. Miseellan,eous.-It was decided, that the Chairman should see Mr Drummond with regard to a pigsty at Aberarad which was on the roadside and to get it removed if possible as the road at that spot is very narrow.—The Surveyor reported that a runaway horse had collided with and damaged a lamp-post on fair day.—It was decided to erect a stand-pipe in its place.— Mr S. G. Elias stated that Mr James Wil- liams, who is in the employ of the Council, had been away for some days without the Council's permission. He thought the Council should show a little of their autho- rity in this direction.—The Surveyor said that the man had asked him or permission to be away which he granted. His son had looked atfter the water during his absence, and he had a man to do his work for him.—Mr S. G. Elias asked whether Mr James Williams used the Council's tools when doing odd jobs about the place ? —It was explained that the Council had no tools of its own and that Mr James Wil- liams used his own tools when doing the Council's work.—The Chairman said that the ratepayers when they had any charge against the Council's workmen should appear and prove their statements. He urged the members not to listen to tittle- tattle.-Th,- Clerk said that it was not right to make any accusations against Mr James Williams in his absence.—The appli- cations of Messrs John Lewis, Aberarad, and E Thomas, Ffinant, fior placing a pipe from the main water pipe to their houses was granted. PROPERTY SALE AT NEWCASTLE EMLYN. At the Salutation Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn, Messrs John Francis and Son, Carmarthen, offered the Lochtyn Estate, close to the picturesque seaside village of Llangranog, containing 217 acres of land, with a frontage of 1! miles to Cardigan Bay. The solicitors were Messrs Morgan Griffiths, Son, and Prosser, Carmarthen. Before the sale started, Mr Roy Evans, solicitor, Newcastle Emlyn, acting on in- structions, asked a series of questions re- lative to at least four public rights of way. Mr Morgan Griffiths said he could only speak as to one right of way, and he assumed that the purchaser would1 not be cantankerous. Mr Evans replied that that was a tentative admission. The pro- perty was divided into two lots. Lot one, the freehold farm and sheep run, known as Lochtvn, containing 197 acres was withdrawn at £ 1 700; lot two, Lochtyn Island, was withdrawn at £ 1,900.
Strata Florida Abbey PRESERVATION OF RuINS. As briefly reported last week, an outing was organised to Strata Florida on Wed- nesday with the view of popularising visits to the rums of the Cistercian "Abbey and to secure funds for further excavation and preservation. Unfortunately, heavy rain fell in the morning which prevented a large number from Aberystwyth and else- where availing themselves of the oppor- tunity for an, enjoyable and interesting out- ing but the weather cleared in the after- noon and the attendance exceeded expecta- t:onr.. It is estimated that there were about 400 people present at the meeting which was held and much interest was taken in the historical and architectural stand- points of the ancient abbey. The attend- ance included many pupils from St. David's College School accompanied by the Rev W. L. Footman, and from Ystrad Meurig School accompanied by Mr Francis, assist- ant master, while the headmasters of Llan- afan, Swyddffynon, Pontrhydfendigaid, and Ysbytty istwyth elementary schools also brought contingents of children to witness the proceedings. By means of visits to places of local and antiquarian interest, it is hoped to arouse more enthusiasm among the rising generation and compensate for the past neglect of Welsh history by E'ng lisli historians. The arrangements for the gathering were made by a committee of which the Rev Evan Jones, vicar o! Strata Florida, was chairman; the Rev J. F. Lloyd, Llanilar, secretary; and Mr Edward Evans, J.P., Aberystwyth, was treasurer, assisted by the Rev E. J. Davies, Capel Bangor, all of whom have taken active interest and ren- dered yeoman service in furthering the movement. Sir E. J. Webley Parry Pryse, accompanied by Lady Pryse and a house party, motored from Gogerddan. He was introduced by the Rev Evan Jones and presided over the gathering. The Rev J. F. Lloyd, vicar of Llanilar, gave a historical sketch of the various events connected with the Abbey, includ- ing the itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales in 1188 and his stay with Giraldus Cambrenis overnight at the Abbey. After dealing with the manu- scripts believed to have been written there, he referred to the assembly of Welsh princes and lords summoned by Llewelyn the Great in 1238. Reference was also made to the devastation caused by fire in 1284 and 1294 at the command of Edward I.; to the conversion of the Abbey into barracks in 1401 by order of Henry IV. when Owen Glyndwr took up arms on be- half of the Welsh people against the Eng- lish King; and to the spoliation at the time of the dissolution caused by Henry VIII. Mr Lloyd also pointed out the yew tree within the abbey precincts under which it was said Dafydd ap Gwilym was buried. George Borrow had visited the spot and knelt on it in reverence as a tribute of respect to the greatest poet Wales has pro- duced. Professor Tyrrel Green, of St. David's College, Lampeter, described the archi- tecture of the Abbey. He said the Abbey belonged to the Cistercian Order, and was founded by Rhys ap Gruffvdd in 1164 and was in building when Archbishop Baldwin stayed there, 111 1188, in the course of his tour through Wales preaching the Cru- sade. The building was finished in 1201. The plan showed a typical Cistercian abbey church, having all the striking peculiarities which marked tho architecture of" the Order. A peculiarity of the Cistercian churches, well illustrated at Strata Florida, was the range of chapels, generally three in number. Another peculiarity was the absence of human heads or figures (except only the Crucifixion) in the carved work. This was by strict rule of the Order. A feature at Strata Florida which suggested the influence of early Celtic art was the peculiar adornment of the west door, where the mouldings ran all round without interruption and without capitals. Not- withstanding the devastation of fire and sword, in spite of the centuries of neglect and decay, and although its stones had, doubtless, often served as a quarry for farm and other buildings in the neighbour- hood, enough still remained of the once stately church to show that its construc- tion and decoration alike evidenced the ascetic ardour, the temperate good taste, the straightforward procedure, and the practical utility which characterised the Cistercian rule. Among the interesting relics exhibited by Mr Eyre Evans were the famous heal- ing cup of Nanteos, an impression of the silver seal of the abbot, and pieces of coloured glass. The Rev EVan Jones proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman and re- ferred to the readiness of Sir Edward and Lady Pryse to aid every good movement connected with the neighbourhood and the whole county. Mr T. J. Waddingham, who was accom- panied by a house party from Hafod, sec- onded the proposition which was carried with acclamation and the Chairman suit- ably replied. A collection was made which amounted to R5 7s 10-Jd, and the oompanv separated after singing "Hen Wlad fy ?vThadau."
MEMORIAL WINDOW TO MISS LLOYD GEORGE. On Sunday, a window to the memory of Mair Eluned. daughter of the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George? who died in November, 1907, was unveiled at a special service in the Welsh Calvinistic Metho dist Chapel, Beauchamp-road, Battersea, in the presence of a large congregation. Included in the congrlegation .ere Sir Herbert Roberts. Mr. Herbert Lewis, Mr. Timothy Davies, Mr. William Murray, Mr. William Evans, Mr E Vincent Evans. Dr. Lloyd Williams, and ministers of London Welsh churches. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd George were accompanied by their children, Richard, Olwen, Gwilym, and Megan. The Rev. Herbert Morgan, Castle- street, opened the service, and the Rev. Elvet Lewis, who has recently lost a child, prayed with a depth of emotion which touched all hearts. The Rev. John Williams, Brynsiencyn, ex-moderator, conducted the service, delivered an ire- pressive address, and unveiled the mem- orial window. In the course of his address, Mr. Williams said that Miss George was perfectly natural in the ex- pressions of her virtues. He trusted that the window would be to the young people of the Church an inspiration to live lives of purity and usefulness. The memorial was accepted by the Rev. D. Tyler Davies, the pastor, who said the memory of the deceased was like a warm breath oa the bosom of the Church. The memorial would remain a perpetual in- spiration*
pr- Some strange types of I PEOPLE I HAVE MET POOR PEOPLE WHO ARE EXTRAVAGANT. f You will often hear it said by people of limited means "I cannot afford to De extravagant" and yet, strange as it may seem, it is the poorest people who are the most extravagant, though they would be the last in the world to admit it. They are always seeking to husband their resources by buying odd cheap lines here, there, and everywhere, with the result that their shoppmg is always unsatis- factory; they get what is really the waste and refuse of the markets and though they have disbursed slightly less money than people who shop at reputable establishments, they are really out of pocket. The truth of the matter is that in these days, articles of consumption are so grossly adulterated that one is victi- mised at every turn unless they do their shopping with their eyes wide open and buy their goods of tradesmen who have a reputation to sustain and who dare not, for their own sake, handle these inferior and worthless goods. All this is especially true of Groceries and provisions—the things that you want on your table every day—the things upon which to some extent the family health and happiness de- pend. There is a limit of price reduction below which a tradesman has to sacrifice quality if he wants to live. To sink belowthat limit is to perpetrate a kind of fraud upon your customers and to take a mean advantage of their confidence. I will never do business on such terms. All my prices are at a level which, considering the quality of my goods, represent the biggest value that an enterprising tradesman who respects his customers, can give. You would find your monev goes as far and farther at the Lion" Tea Stores than anywhere else. 1_ D SYLVANTJ3 EDWARDS, THE LION TEA STORES, 45, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. "IU1- L8';u(T "iII'J:"Jrf" ¡
TREGARON PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, June 29th.— Before W. J. Williams, Esq., chairman the Rev T. R. Davies, the Rev D. Ed- wardes, Dr Morgan, and R. S. Rowland, Esq. Straying Cattle. Richard Evans, farmer, Henblas, Ystrad Meurig, was charged by Superintendent Jones with having allowed (four cows to stray on the highway in the parish of Lledrod on June 8th.-Defeiidaiit denied the offence.—P.C. T. Jones proved the case and defendant was fined 2s 6d and oosts. Alleged Adulterated Milk.—Thomas Davies, farmer, Foelallt, Llanddewi Brefi, was charged by Superintendent Jones with having sold milk not of the nature, sub- stance, and quality demanded by the purchaser on May 27th.—Mr D. Watkins, solicitor, appeared for defendant.—P.C. Richards stated that at about nine a.m. on May 27th, he met Susannah Spender, a servant girl in the employ of< defendant, selling milk. He bought a pint of fresh milk from her and paid her for it. He then went through the usual formalities. On June 6rd he received a letter from Sup- erintendent Jones, and in consequence of that letter he saw defendant. He read the letter to defendant and showed him the Analyst's certificate. Witness told de- fendant that if he wished to have the cows milked in the presence of the police, he could have it done. Defendant said he would arrange the matter later in the evening. That evening it was arranged to have the cows milked on the following Saturday morning, June 5th. Two cows were milked in witness's presence on June 5th. Witness was told that it was the milk from those two cows that was sold on May 27th. On June 11th witness, in company with Sergeant Lewis, paid a sur- prise visit to Foelallt and saw the same two cows milked. A sample of this milk was also taken and submitfed for analysis. —Superintendent Jones presented the Analyst's certificate which showed that the first sample was fifteen per cent. deficient in milk fat; the second sample showed a deficiency of forty-four per cent. in milk fat, and the third sample nineteen per cent. above the standard.—Thomas Davies. defendant, stated that on May 27th the cows were grazing in bad pasture. They were removed before June 11th, and he contended that this accounted for the im- provement in the milk.—Susannah Spender stated that she sold milk for defendant. She received the milk from Hannah Jones and she sold it as she received it. She did not add any water to the milk.—Hannah Jones, servant in the employ of defendant, stated that she milked the cows for de- fendant and gave it to Susannah Spender as it came from the cows. She did n)t add water to the milk.—Mr Watkin con- tended that the milk was sold exactly as it came from the cow.—Aiter delibera- tion, the Rencli decided' to give de- fendant the benefit of the doubt and dis- missed the case. Licensing.—Hugh Lewis, Church-street, Ysbytty Ystwyth, was charged, by Super- intendent Jones with having been on the licensed premises of the Star Inn after closing hours on June 12th.-Thomas Howells, Star Inn, was also charged with having kept his licensed premises open for the sale of intoxicating liquors, and with having sold intoxicating liquors during closing hours.—Mr W. P. Owen appeared for the defence.—P.C. Morris stated that on June 12th, at about five minutes to twelve, as he had had information earlier in the evening that a pair of spectacles had been lost, he tried the door of. the Star Inn and went in. Inside the house were relatives of defendant, and defendant. Witness sat on a form and pulled out a pair of spectacles and asked Mrs Howells if they were hers. She examined them and said" No. By that time Hugh Lewis got up. Witness noticed a lot of news- papers on the form where he was sitting and the top of a glass between them. He then asked defendant "What are you doing here this time of the night ?" At the same time he held up the glass and asked him "Is this yours?" Defendant said "Yes, it is mine." Mr Howells said! "It is my fault. I called him in to tap a barrel of beer ready for Monday. You can come and see if you like." Witness said it was getting late and leift with defendant.—Mr W. P. Owen submitted that even on the showing of the constable that he had no case to answer.—Superintendent Jones was about to address the Bench when Mr Owen objected.—The Bench stated that they would hear what Supt. Jones had to say.- Mr W. P. Owen asked the Clerk to take a note of his protest, which he was bound to do in the interest of the profession which he represented. He objected to Mr Jones doing anything more than examine wit- nesses or cross-examine them. He had no right whatever to act as advocate or address the Bench on a point of law, or any question of. evidence. Mr Owen added that he was supported by other members of the profession who were present.—Elizabeth Howell stated that her family had resided at the Star Inn for sixty years and no com- plaint had been made during that time. The casks at the house were tapped by Hugh Lewis. On June 12th, Hugh Lewis was asked to tap a barrel at the house. He called at about half-past eleven and I' tapped the barrel. She gave Lewis a glass of beer for tapping the cask. She did not sell the beer to Lewis. Shortly afterward the policeman came in. She told the policeman that it was her fault that she had given Lewis a glass of beer for tapping the cask. She asked the policeman to come to see, but lie refused. -J. P. Howell, son of Mrs Howell, stated that Hugh Lewis tapped all the casks for the house and had done so for some con- siderable time. On June 12th he tapped a barrel and was given a glass of beer for doing so. Lewis came in through the front door which was shut, but not locked. —The Bench dismissed the case on pay- ment ( £ costs. Fishery Prosecution.—Samuel Whipp, Castleton, Manchester, was summoned by Wm. Williams, water bailiff, for having fished without a licence at Pantyblawd on June 5th.—Mr H. W. Howell appeared for the prosecution.—Defendant did not appear, and the case was dismissed on pay- ment of costs. Alleged Breach of the Fishery Laws.— Wm. Williams, water bailiff, Llanddewi, and Daniel Richards, Voelallt View, Llan- ddewi, were summoned by David Griffiths, head water bailiff, for having fished for trout with a landing net in the river Brenig on June 14th.-Mr H. W. Howell appeared' for the Tivy Board of Conser- vators, and Mr Daniel Watkins, solicitor, defended.—Rees Lloyd, Rhosygog Farm, Llanddewi, said that on Monday, June 14th, at a quarter to eight, he was on the road leading from Tregaron to Cwmbredi. He saw defendants on the river about 200 yards above Pontcaeforest. He was about twenty yards from the men when he saw them first. He saw Williams poking with a stick, and a net with Richards. It was a round landing net. Williams saw wit- ness. He then turned round to Richards and said something). Richards then put the net behind him and dropped it in some rushes. Witness asked how the fish were catching and Richards said there were no fish or he would have caught them. Wil- liams said nothing.—David Griffith, head water bailiff, sated that jn consequence of information he received he went to Rhys- gog farm and had a conversation with Rees Lloyd. As a result of that oonversa" tion, Evan Davies, water bailiff, witness,, and Rees Lloyd went up the river Brenig- About 200 yards above the bridge there wa9 a turn irtthe road and the road at this spot was about fifteen yards from the river. A man standing on the road could easily see anyone fishing in the river.-Do- fendant Williams said he met several per- sons on the riverside on that day. He met someone nearly every quarter of a mile. It was not true to suggest that he netted the river as he went along. He did not have it net in his possession that day. He met Rees Lloyd above Craigeran at a spot 0 good distance away from the spot fixed by Rees Lloyd. When near Llanddewi witness met the mother of Rees Lloyd who asked for fish. Witness said he did no have any.—Defendant Richards corro- borated defendant Williams.—Miss Eliza- beth Davies, Foelallt, stated that she saw defendants walking along the river side. She did not see a net.—Sarah Davies, Carnal, stated that she saw defendants over 200 yards above Pontcaeforest bridge. They were walking along the river side. She did not see defendants fishing, neither did she see a net.—Later on she heard ReeS Lloyd's mother asking defendants for a fish. Williams said he did not have one. She then felt Williams's pockets and went away.—Cross-examined Witness met de- fendants at half-past seven.—ThomaS Davies, Abercoed, stated that when he saW defendants they were about 200 yards above the bridge. They were then walking along the river side. He met Rees Lloyd about a quarter of a mile higher addressing the Bench, Mr Daniel Watkins stated that he would say one thing he had never said before that that man had colne theie to wilfully perjure himself and a public example ought to be made of him. Mr Watkins also suggested animus and au effort to deprive the water bailiff of his post.—After deliberation, the Bench dis- missed the case. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS, Tues- day, June 29th.—Present: The Rev D- Edwardes, Messrs David Davies, P* Lewis Jones, Thomas Jones, Rees Jones, G. T. Lewis, headmaster, and M. Mor- gan, clerk. Adjourned. A notice of motion by Mr Rees regard ing the overdraft in the scholarship fund was adjourned. An Application. An application by the school cleaner fot an increase in her salary was read by th9 Clerk.—After discussion, it was agreed to increase the salary to J320. The School Workshop. The next business on the agenda was W make arrangements for equipping the woodwork workshop.—The Clerk explained that grants amounting to L467 had bJ1 received and he thought it would be advis" able to equip the workshot) 119 soon as possible. The Headmaster suggested that the Clerk, who wa3 experienced to such matters, should be asked to visit one or two schools where workshops are fitted up.—In reply to question, the Clerk stated that to fit uP the workshop for say twenty pupils would cost about £100 or £ 120.—Mr Thos. JoneS proposed that the Clerk and Science Ma9* ter should visit one or two schools where workshops were fitted and to present a Sort as to how they were equipped.— 'avid Davies seconded the proposition which was agreed to. Renovating. On the proposition of Mr T. Jones, seC" onded by Mr D. L. Jones, it was agreed to refer the question of pointing, etc., to 9 committee.—The following committed were appointed: Messrs David Davies, Jones. and the Clerk. Bills. The Clerk reported that a sum of P,172 Is 2d was due to Mr Owen, the contractor' The Clerk added that he had found th Contractor a fair and reasonable man to deal with.
TALYBONf Obituary.—The funeral of Mrs Griffiths, wife of Mr R. T. Griffiths, Th Mill, whose death was reported last took place on Saturday when, nothwit^ standing the heavy downpour of rain, large number of farmers, friends and tives assembled to pay the last tribute respect. Interment was made in TaK ernacle burial place. Deceased had her illness, of a little more than a ye&j duration, with the greatest fortitude; Through her death, Talybont has lost of the kindest and most respected of inhabitants, and the memory of her noble character, and straightforwardn^ in her dealings with everybody will a precious influence and continual inspi^ tion. One could not visit the house u out noticing the scientific way in whlC^. everything was kept going with clockfl'0^ precision. The Rev R Jones (Trebor of whose church deceased was a L officiated at the house and at the side. There were also present the E. Isaac (W.), Machynlleth; T. JeTVprt- (C.M.), Talybont; and H. Evans (B.), rhyncoch. Beautifiul wreaths were se f, by Sir Edward and Ladv Prvse, ddan; Major and Mrs Clifford Bro^ Penpompren Hall; Mr and Mrs James, The Gardens, Gogerddan. Sir ward Pryse kindly sent his carriag for the use of the family alg0 was personally represented by Mr G&°1 J*0 Pryse, Peithyll. The chief mourners* i0 Mr R. T. Griffiths (husband), Misses ^arS), Lizzie, and Jennie Griffiths (daughte Master Willie Griffiths (son), Mr T Griffiths (brother-in-law), and Mr Pierce, 7, North-parade, Aberyst^- £ (brother). Mr Griffiths wishes to his numerous friends who were so to send letters of sympathy and cond01 ga<| with him and his family in their bereavement. rgi\O A Local Craftsman.—Mr David I%forgfL the Smithy, the well known maker ot ing sticks, has won out of a»d petitors at Llangurig eisteddfod firs^j^ second prizes for the best hazel sticks. Mr Morgan has also Pre|? Chancellor of the Exchquer and Mrs George with a walking stick each, was accepted thankfully.