ROUND AND ABOUT TOWYN. Towyn abounds in pleasant excursions, and the visitor, if the weather is favourable, need never be at a loss where to go and what to see. Every week- day during the summer months Mr. Carter's well- appointed coaches or Chars -a-banc, run from the railway station to Talyllyn by way of the Dysynni Valley, returning by a different route, or to Pennal and back, a delightful drive of about 20 miles, ten of which on the return journey are along the sea coast. If we take this trip we pass through what is known as "THE HAPPY VALLEY," and an opportunity is afforded visitors of ascend- ing Cae Ceinach hill, permission for which has been kindly granted by the Marchioness of Lon- donderry. A most charming view of the estu- ary of the Dovey and the surrounding country can be obtained from this point. RAIL AND COACH EXCURSIONS are arranged daily by the Cambrian Railways Com- pany to Tanybwlch and Maentwrog, the Raven and Cataract Waterfalls; to Dolgelley, the Torrent Walk, the Precipice Walk, Ty'nygroes, and the three Waterfalls to Cwmbychan Lake to which a combined and short walking tour over the moun- tains may be added. This does not by any means exhaust the programme as reference to the Com- pany's advertisements will show, but in this article we have to deal with these walk,- and drives rather nearer home first premising that there is excellent boating and fishing on the Dysynni river which here empties itself into the sea. The first excursion to which we will refer is that DOLGOCH FALLS. TO TAL-Y-LLYN AND BACK. We start soon after ten o'clock in the morning from the railway station in a comfortable char-a-banc and are soon bowling along the main street, past and are soon bowling along the main street, past theCburch, the Whitehall and Corbett Arms Hotels I up Maengwyn street into the Bryncrug road. In a few minutes the Cemetery on the right is left behind, and we soon reach YNYS-Y-MAENGWYN park where we just catch a glimpse of the historical and picturesque mansion of Mr. John Corbett, to whom Towyn owes so much. The ancient seat was burnt during the civil wars of 1643 to prevent its affording shelter to the Parliamentary party. Con- tinuing our journey three fields, called Dolyffrwya, are pointed out, on our left, within the area of which Prince Llewellyn is said to have fought a great battle. Further on we reach BRYNCRUG near which village there once stood the Manor House from which the same Prince wrote his letters to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and where 20 years later Edward 1. dated a charter. A mound or tumulus on the hill-side less than half a mile south fof the bridge is called Tomen Ddreiniog. At Bryncrug is pointed out the cottage where at one time lived Mary Jones, whose name is mentioned as the person who probably was the means of starting the British and Foreign Bible Society. Continuing our journey for about a mile and a half a halt is made at CEFNCOCH, a roadside inn, where the opportunity, first of taking refreshments and afterwards of visiting Llanegryn Church is offered. The building stands on an eminence and is an ancient structure in the early- English style of architecture. There is an elaborately carved oak screen and rood loft said to have been brought from Cwmmer Abbey, near Dolgelley. A curious Norman font will also attract attention. Proceeding on our way we arrive in succession at the villages of LLANEGRYN AND PENIARTH, and then following the line of the valley with the Cader Idris Range bounding the wild prospect on our left we wind round past one of the most remarkable features of this district and a prominent object from many points of view—Craig-y-Deryn, or, as it is more popularly called THE BIRD ROCK. This rock, the dwelling of the hawk and the cormorant, is about 700 feet in height and the view from its summit is only equalled by Cader Idris without its attendant fatigue. It derives its name from the number of birds which frequent it in the breeding season and thus find shelter for them- selves and their progeny. Other frequenters of the Craig are sheep, of the small mountain breed, abounding in these solitudes. Un the northern side of the summit are traces of fortifica- tions and on the opposite side of the vale are remains of Roman entrenchments. Re. suming our course to Talyllyn, we soon arrive at the top of the hill leading down to ABERGYNOLWYN and this we descend on foot. Arrived at the village we see a very pretty chuich and beyond it are the late quarries of Bryn- eglwys. This is the terminus of the Toy Railway from Towyn. From here the journey to the lake is soon accomplished, the distance being about 3 miles. The view of the lake, as it comes into sight, is very charm- ing, and whilst the coach "puts up for an hour or two ample time is given for a walk along its banks or for a mountain ascent. History says that the lake was originally caused by a tremendous landslip which completely barred one end of the valley. How many J ears ago it happened nobody ap- pears to know, but the little cliurchwhichbas existed for a great number of years was built upon the debris. This barrier of earth and rock completely stopped the course of the Dy. svnni and so its waters accumu- lated in the meadows until the present lake was formed. In the course of time the water found an outlet for itself and the lake gradually became reduced in depth until it arrived at its present condition. TAL-Y-LLYN CHURCH is a small and comparatively ancient edifice and .over the porch is a Welsh inscription of which the following is a translation :— A great and holy house of refuge A royal quire In the face of God and the congregation Except with pure thoughts, Man, come not hither." Several hours can very profitably be spent at Taly- llyn if the visitor is fond of mountain climbs and romantic scenery. Cader Idris may be ascended from here or failing that a walk up to Llynycae is recommended. There is good trout fishing to be had in the lake and boating may be indulged in. The return journey is made by way of DOLGOCH VALLEY, and an opportunity is given to visit the beautiful waterfalls of that name. St. Cadfan is said to have often resorted to this spot as a recluse. The falls are easily reached from the main road the path leading thereto passing under the Talyllyn railway viaduct. Proceeding homewards we pass Dolau Dolangwyn, then Rhydyronen and the last feature of special interest is a fine old Elizabethan mansion which stands in its own grounds just off the public highway. Towyn is reached about a quarter to six o'clock. THE NARROW-GUAGE RAILWAY. This little railway runs from Towyn to Aber- gynolwyn and the varied scenery through which it passes is most impressive. There are four stations -Rhydyronen, Brynglas, Dolgoch, and Abergynol- wyn. At each of these villages there is much to be seen and admired. The waterfalls are not far from Dolgoch Station, and the trams run conveniently so that visitors can, if they wish it, go by one train and return by the next. Dolgoch is also the sta- tion to alight for the Bird Rock The road, how- ever,is not a very good one, and it is well to enquire one's way along the route. The railway station at Towyn is in a turning out of Maengwyn street, on the right. The carriages are, of course, very small and convenient, and the fares are moderate.
LLINELLAU COFFADWRIAETHOL Ar ol y diweddar Henry Roberts, 13, GWhlia Road, Towyn. Henry Roberts yntau gefnodd, Ac nis gwelir yma mwy, Gan yr Angau—yr hen elyn, Nid oes un gwahaniaeth pwy, Fe ddaeth cenad or llys nefol, Ac a'i galwodd yno'i fyw, Nis gall angau er ei gryfder, Dori un o ddeddfau Duw. Henry Roberts do bu'n ffyddlon Gydag achos Duw a'i waith, Cyson byddai yn y moddion, Os yn arw byddai'r daith, Trwy bob rhwystrau byddai yno, Wrth hen orsedd Duw ei ben, Mewn taer weddi yno ffyddiog, Tynai'r nefoedd ar ei ben. Na alerwch, deulu hoffus, Gan ei fod ef mewn gwell lie, Gyda'r saint a'r addfwyn Iesu, Yn nhrigfanau pur y Nef; Yn dragwyddol cana'r anthem Gydag engyl glan y Non, Am y golchi byth a'r cadw, Ddaeth i bawb trwy ffordd y pren. CYFAILL. ♦
HEB LE I RODDI EI BEN I LAWR." Mae gan adar cain y nefoedd, Le i ffoi rhag llidiog lu, Yntau'r asyn yn yr anial Edwyn ei orweddle gu Ond gan Iesu ni bu unwaith, Gartref clyd dros funud awr, Na fe deithiodd daith yr anial, Heb un lie roi ben i lawr. Ond yn dawel fe gyrhaeddodd Dawel hafan Ty ei Dad, Glaniodd yno er tymhestloedd Garw oer yr anial wlad Trwy bob 'storom gwelai'n eglur, Foreu teg-hyfrydawl awr- Y gwaredai'r byd wrthodai Iddo le roi ben i lawr. 'Rol pob 'storom codai olwg, Yn obeithiol tua'r nen, I fwynhau pelydrau dwyfol, Gydymdeimlad nefoedd wen; Llawenhau yr oedd wrth gaufod, Sylweddoli trefn mor fawr, Prvnll sorod a wrthododd Iddo le roi ben i lawr. Pwy all sylweddoli'r cariad, Lanwai fyd a nefol hedd, Planu egin dwyfol fywvd, Yn ngwaelodion isaf bedd; Trefn u ffordd dros fryn Calfaria, A'i waed yn llifo hyd y llawr, Llifo dros ddynoliaeth dd'wedai Na chai le roi ben i lawr. Paid ag ofni enaid esrwan, Teithio'r anial Hawn o frad, Os vw'r llwybr cul yn arw, Dwg ni draw i dy ein Tad Hyd y llwybr cul dilynaf 01 ei draed trwy'r cystudd mawr, I gadarn noddfa'r Gwr fu'n dioddef, Heb nn lie roi ben i lawr. Rhoed ei glod yn ngenau'r daran, I'w ddadseinio o for i for, Gwibied mellt i adrodd hanes Bendigedig- gariad lor; Gwadu'i freini iwl balas nefawl, Am ofidiau gwael y llawr, Achub byd wrtbododd iddo Le i roddi ben i lawr. Bryneglwys. LLAERON.
CYFARFOD CYSTADLEUOL DIRWESTOL YN MRYNCRUG. Da gan lawer fydd deall fod dirwest yn flodeuog yu mhentref Bryncrug. Nos Fercher cynhaliwyd cyfarfod cystadleuol, o dan lywyddiaeth Mr D. Lewis, T.B.D., pryd yr aed drwy raglen dyddorol; yn wir ystyrir y cyfarfod yn un da iawrs, serch fod un neu ddau o'r pethau ar y rhaglen heb ddod i fynu a'n disgwyliadau. Cafwyd can gan Mr G. O. Lloyd ac wedyn adroddiad gan Mr Robt. P. Evans; anerchiad gan Mr John Morgan; can, Hiraetli," Mr Lewis L. Owen; unawd soprano, Miss Jane Evans, Ty'nyreithin adroddiad, Y dyn meddw," Mr Hugh Lewis. Os oedd yn yr ystafell feddwyn mae'n gwestiwn genyf a barha felly gan mor druenus yn ol y desgrifiad yr oedd ei gyflwr. Cys- tadleuaeth unawd alto, ni ddaeth ond un ymlaen, sef Mr John Jones, Trem Fathew, a dyfarnwyd iddo y wobr. Deuawd, Mr Hugh Davies a'i gyfaill; cystadleuaeth areithio yn ddifyfyr am bum' munyd o amser. Aeth saith o gyfeillion i'r ymgyrch, ac wedi eu clorianu cafwyd mai y goreu ydoedd Mr G. O. Lloyd, rhai o'r cystadleuwyryn gwneyd ymdrech pur salw. Can, Mr Hugh Davies, Towyn; can, Miss Jane Evans; adroddiad, Ymson y Llofrudd," Mr Hugh Lewis; cystadleuaeth unawd baritone, daeth dau ymlaen, sef Mri. G. O. Lloyd a Hugh Davies, a dyfarnwyd yr olaf yn fuddugol; cystad- leuaeth desgrifio gwrthddrych heb ei enwi, y testyn oedd Y Gog," ac allan o ddeg o ymgeiswyr dy- farnwyd Mr Evan Jones yn oreu. Can, Mr Hugh Davies; adroddiad, Mr Hugh Lewis; deuawd, Mri. Griffith Jones a Richard Hughes. Daeth dau barti ymlaen i gystadlu ar y pedwarawd, sef parti o'r lie a pharti o Glan Fathew, a rhoddwyd y wobr i'r diwecldaf. Can, Mr John Jones; adroddiad, Mr Morris Roberts can, Mr Hugh Davies, Towyn. Y beirniad cerddorol oedd Mr D. O. Jones, Frondeg, Towyn. — —«-
THE BEVERAGE OF THE PEOPLE. Let us glance at the ordinary breakfast bever- ages of the people. Tea, even if properly infused, is only a stimulant. It is not a nourishing beverage, and as usually de- cocted is washy, trashy, and deleterious. Coffee, even when of the best, and prepared in perfection as you will find in the East, where Mahommedans are forbidden by their religion to use alcohol, is only a cardiac or heart stimulant. It increases for a short time the power of that organ without being in any sense of the word a nourish. ing beverage. Cocoa.—The ordinary cocoa is not by any means a nourishing beverage. Its good qualities either in the English or foreigh varieties are smothered in starch and sugar that induce and promote indiges- tion. Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa is a nourishing beverage, containing four great restorers of vitality, Cocoa, Kola, Hops, and Malt. It stands out as a builder up of tissues, a promoter of vigour, and in short it has all the factors which make robust health. Being a deliciously flavoured beverage it pleases the most fastidious palate. Its active powers of diastase give tone to the stomach, and promote the flow of gas- tric juice, and however indigestible the food taken with it at any meal, it acts as a solvent and assimi- lative. All the leading medical journals recommend Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, and Dr. G. H. Haslam writes It gives me great pleasure in bearing testimony to the value of Vi-Cocoa, a mixture of Malt, Hops, Kola, and Caracas Cocoa Extract. I consider it the very best preparation of the kind in the mar- ket, and, as a nourishing drink for children and adults, the finest that has ever been brought before the public. As a general beverage it excels all pre- vious preparations. No house should be without it." Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa is made up in 6d. packets, and 9d. and Is. 6d. tins. It can be obtained from all Chemists, Grocers, and Stores, or from Dr. Tibbies' Yi-Cocoa, Limited, 60, 61, and 62, Bunhill ow, London, E.C. Write for free samples. As an unparalleled test of merit, a dainty sample tin of Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa will be sent free on ap- plication to any address, if when writing (a post- card will do) the reader will name the TOWYN-ON- SEA AND MERIONETH COUNTY TIMES. +
CORRESPONDENCE. PARTIALITY. To THE EDITOR. have so often been passed in my presence of Mr Dribbler's partiality for the Towyn Football Club that I think it right his attention should be drawn to the matter. He always de- nies that he is so, and therefore I should be glad if he would explain a few things I and others can- not understand. I should blame him less if he owned to it like a man, because after all he is practically a Towyn man. Take his notes for the last two weeks for instance and also his notes on the first Cambrian League match. In this match his notes were perhaps a little more sensible, but look at the report alto- gether, almost three columns, because Towyn was playing, and the notes in your paper of November 4 after the matches between Portmadoc and Blaenau, and Barmouth and Dolgelley. What was said concerning them ? Practically nothing. They were filled with outside matter or else Towyn dis- cussing the chances of Towyn v. Aberystwyth, and Towyn v. Builth. In fact to quote an opinion I heard It is simply sickening." It was the general opinion that at the next Towyn match we should have none of it and the notes of the 11th ouite justify the statement, we have notes and a full re- port of the match. Now I should like to call Mr Dribbler's attention to Rule 23 (Cambrian League) where it says: The referee shall also within 72 hours after the match send a full report of the match to the secretary." Now as Mr Dribbler is him- self the secretary and is supposed to have had these reports of the matches previously mentioned, how is it he cannot pick out something in them to give the readers of the Towyn-on-Sca and followers of the Cambrian League generally. But what takes the cake is his last paragraph in last week's issue. Towyn must either win or draw with Bar- mouth but there is no possibility of Barmouth win. ning. according to Mr Dribbler. Why on earth has not Barmontli a chance ? Surely they have proved themselves as good as Mr Dribbler's pets. I have it on good authority that the referee in the match Barmouth v. Dolgelley was the football correspon- dent of that world renowned paper the Towyn idvertizer. Did he comply with the rules, especi- ally Rule 23. I hope in future Mr Dribbler will make his own League the chief subject of his notes, we all know pretty well the results of the Eng- lish and Welsh League matches and look forward to the Towyu-on-Sca for notes, particularly on the Cambrian League games, but it invariably happens that unless Towyn is playiug his notes are full of news that we can all see on a Monday morning and is consequently pretty stale by Thursday. Will Mr Dibbler kindly consider the other clubs in future, and does he ever witness a match when Towyn is not playing ? Trusting I have not trespassed on your space and thanking you in antici- pation,—I am, yours, &c., ONE OF THE CROWD.
gratifying in the extreme. The health of the children is of course above everything else, and in this district their sanitary requrements receive the fullest attention. On the numerous enjoyable excursions from Towyn-by the Narrow Guage Railway and by brake-we need not now enlarge. Suffice it to say they are all among the most delightful of their kind. There are excellent livery stables in the place, and good horses and carriages can be obtained at any time. The hotel and lodging house ccommodation is excellent, and the terms every- where are very reasonable. After all is said and done, Towyn remains, in fact, as desirable a holiday resort and place of residence as anyone could possibly wish to find. THE BIRD ROCK—ANOTHER VIEW. I