ABERDOVEY. HINTS FOR LADIES.—The de nand for Ladies' Tailor-Made Ulsters, Jackets, Capes and Costumes, have greatly increased during the last three years. This particular Branch of the Trade requires special and very skilful treatment, consequently R. O. Richards have been compelled to employ first-class qualified workmen only, in order to fully carry out the leading London styles in all garments. [Advt. SCHOOL BOAR D.-TuESDAY. The monthly meeting was held at the Literary Institute, Aberdovey, under the presidency of the chairman (Mr E. Rowland), the other members present being the Rev J. O. Thomas, Mr E. L. Row- lands, Dr Grosholz, Mr H. Evans, Rev J. Rowlands, and Mr P. H. Hughes (clerk). ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL. Mr John Owen, school attendance officer, stated that the number present at the schools during the month were: Towyn Board School, 110; Towyn National School, 58; Aberdovey Board School, 130 National School, 61; Pennal, 103; Bryncrug, 123. It was resolved to take proceedings against all those parents who had received notices to send their children to school unless the attendance is to the satisfaction of the attendance officer, other parents were cautioned, and a report is to be submitted to the next meeting of the parents of all children who do not attend school. VISIT TO ABERDOVEY SCHOOL. The Chairman reporued that some of the mem- bers had visited the Aberdovey school and they were satisfied with everything they had seen. ASSISTANT MISTRESS FOR TOWYN BOARD SCHOOL. The applications of Miss Jennie Jones, Festiniog; Miss Gwen Roberts, c/o Sergeant Hughes, Police Station. Towyn and Miss Roda J. Jones, Ctersws. —It was proposed by the Rev J. O. Thomas, seconded by Mr H. Evans, that Miss Jennie Jones be appointed.—Mr E. L. Rowlands proposed an amendment and was seconded by Dr Grosholz, that Miss Gwen Roberts be appointed.—There voted for the amendment the proposer and seconder, and the Rev J. Rowlands; and .for the original pro- position the mover and seconder, and the chairman, who gave his casting vote in favour of Miss Jennie Jones, who was therefore appointed at a salary of £ 40 a year. NOTICE OF MOTION. The Rev J. O. Thomas gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that a Finance Com- mittee be appointed. EXAMINATION OF P.T'S. It was resolved that the attention of the head- masters of the Towyn, Aberdovey, and Bryncrug Schools be called to the rules requiring the exami- nation of P.T's. every three months, and it was also decided to express their satisfaction to the headmaster of the Pennal School on the result of the pupil teachers examination. GOOD MANNERS. It was resolved that the headmasters be informed that the Board were very anxious that the impor- tance of good manners out of, as well as in, school should be impressed upon the children.
ARTHOG. CYMRU FYDD SOCIETY.—A meeting of the society was held on Friday evening, and in the absence of the Chairman, the chair was occupied by Mr Wil- liams, Board School. Mr Owen Jones read a paper dealing with the legislation of the last Parliamentary Session. Discussion followed, part in it being taken by the Chairman, Mr William Lewis, Mr Griffith Wynne and others. The meetings are held monthly and the number of members is 55.
MACHYNLLETH. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.— This election will take place on December 2nd. The following are the members of the present Board :—Rev Canon Trevor, Rev Josiah Jones, Rev W. S. Jones, Rev D. Morgan, and Mr Richard Gillart. The nominations close on November 20th, and the last day for with. drawals is November 25th. AGRICULTURAL LECTURE.—On Monday evening Mr Tom Parry, U.C.W., Aberystwyth, delivered a lecture at the Vane Hall on agriculture, confining his remarks to the laying down of land for pasture. Mr R. Gillart presided, and said he thought the lectures would prove of great importance to farmers and their sons. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. Mrs Davies gave the second tea in aid of the Intermediate School build- fund on Thursday afternoon. The Vane Hall was crowded and the proceeds amounted to between £ 8 and X9. LITERARY SOCIETY. The Rev. W. L. Jones pre- sided over the meeting of this society held on Monday evening. The weekly events were given by Mr D. Lloyd Jones Miss Jennie Leek give a reading and a debate on Arbitration v. War took place. Mr T. Bowen and Mr Ashton spoke in favour of Arbitration and Mr R. Jones and Mr E. Edwards in favour of war. On a division, twenty voted for arbitration and ten for war. ACCIDENTS.—A serious accident occurred to a man named Hugh Edwards of Pontcarneddi whilst engaged in blasting operations at Cwmebol Slate- works, Pennal, last week. He charged the hole whilst hanging on to a rope attached to the rock, and before he had time to get to a place of safety the explosion took place. The debris, fortunately, was blown over his head and fell on the ground several yards distant.but two large stones caught him on the head and arm, severely lacerating the latter, whilst his head was m-ich bruised.—On Monday evening, whilst returning home on her bicycle from ''emnies, Mrs arruthers met with an accident near velinger- lig A dog rushed at her and, iosin control of uer machne. she foil on to the rrad. f-be was much b¡uiEcd and received a severe shakinL,O Tuesday evening ai, accident occurred to the eight-year-old son of Mr William Lewis, school attendance officer. He btoke his arm whilst playing leap-frog" with some companions in Maengwyn Street. — The patients were all attended to by Dr. Williams. FUNERAL.—The remains cf Emily Evans, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, G" enfieid Street, were interred in the Parish Churchyard on Wednesday. The Rev. D. T. Hughes (curate) officiated at the house in Welsh. The body was met at the Church by the clergy and the surpliced choir. Two favourite hymns of deceased's were sung most effectively by the choir, viz., Days and moments quickly flying," and Christ hath gathered in His own," Mr. Roger Howell, School- house, presiding at the organ. The body was carried out of Church preceded by the choir singing the Nunc Dimittis." The Lesson was read by the Rev. Humphrey Lloyd, curate of Trefnant, St. Asaph, an uncle of the deceased. The coffin was covered with wreaths, sent by the following :-The Marchioness (D.) of Lon londerry, Miss Griffiths (late Rectory), Miss Pughe (Bank), Miss Edwards (Rhiwlas), Mrs. Joseph Evans (Fronygog), Miss Bahham and Miss Merrett, Miss Lizzie Lewis, Miss Edith Lloyd, Miss Agnes and Edith Jones, Miss Nelly Harries (Station), Miss Lily Owen, Miss L. Evans, Miss Evelyn Pearce, Miss Polly Leeke, Mrs. Edmunds (Wynnstay Hotel), Mrs. Parsons (Burcombe House), and others. The hymn 0 fryniau Caersalem" (Elliot) was sung by the choir at the grave. EISTEDDFOD.—A report of the afternoon meeting appeared in our last issue and we now give below the result of the evening meeting: At the evening meeting Dr E Davies Rees presided, and there was a crowded audience. Mr David Morgan opened the eisteddfod by singing Hen Wlad y Menyg Gwynion," and several englynion were afterwards given. Mr Teddy Jones was awarded the prize for the violin solo, and Mr John Lumley and party won the prize for singing Hiraeth y Cymro." For the essay "History of religion in Machynlleth," Mr Jones, Union Workhouse, was awarded the prize (10s 6d), which he returned to the Committee. Mr John Lumley was awarded the prize for the tenor solo Llwybr y Wyddfa." There were twelve competitors in reciting Ymson y Llofrudd," 1, R E Jones, Towyn. For the duet, tenor and bass, Messrs. J E Roberts and Isaac Jones, Abergynolwyn, were awarded the prize. Gwilym Dyfi proved the winner out of seven com- petitors on the elegy to the late Mr. Adam Evans. Miss Lizzie Evans, Abergynolwyn, was awarded the prize for singing Merch y Morwr." Four came forward in the penillion singing competition, and as neither had observed the proper rules, the prize was divided between the fonr. The entries for the basso solo numbered twenty-three, and the prize was divided between David Price, Corris, and Isaac Jones, Abergynolwyn. The Corris Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr. H. Jones, were awarded the prize for singing Wyr Philistia." SAD BURNING FATALITY. On Thursday evening Mr. John Rowlands, coroner, held an inquest at the Town Hall, Machy- nlleth, on the body of a woman named Mary Jones, aged 84, a pauper residing at Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, who died through severe burning on the previous evening. The evidence of Elizabeth Thomas, a neighbour of the deceased, was to the effect that she saw smoke coming out of the house of the deceased. She called a man named Holt, and they went into the house. They found the deceased behind the door with her clothes all on .fire.-P.C. Tudor stated that he was called at seven o'clock, and the deceased died in the course of ten minutes. He put the fire out with the assistance of others.—Dr. A. O. Davies said that when he was called in he found the de- ceased lying on the floor with her clothes all ablaze. Her arms and face were per- fectly black, and he threw a quilt over the flames. The deceased held a lump of coal in her hands, and the marks on the face would seem .to show that she had fallen into the fire. His opinion was that she died from shock following the burns. —Mr. Joseph Evans, J.P., said that he felt the accident deeply. He had tried to get someone to look after the de.eased.-The Coroner having summed up, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from shock, consequent on her clothes and body taking fire.-Dr. Davies desired to say that P.C. Tudor was deserving of much praise for the way he behaved in putting the fire out. COUNTY COURT.—SATURDAY. Before His Honour Judge William Evans. FALSE SWEARING IN COURTS OF JUSTICE. On behalf of the officials of the court, Mr David Evans (the registrar) begged to offer His Honour their most sincere congratulations upon his ap- pointment to the district. The appointment gave great satisfaction in the country and he hoped that His Honour would live long to discharge the duties. -Mr John Rowlands, solicitor, on behalf of the suitors and advocates of the court, also con- gratulated His Honour. It was gratifying to find that His Honour bad been appointed to the judge- ship and, as had already been stated, it had caused general satisfaction in their midst. He was sure that the suitors would feel highly gratified to know that they would be permitted at all times to give their evidence as far as possible in their own language, as it had already been the custom in that court for some years. It would be further gratifi- cation to them to know that His Honour was conversant with that language. As regards the advocates it would be their privilege and duty to help the court at all times in the discharge of its duties. — His Honour said that he was very much obliged to the officials and advocates, who he had atwavs found assisting him with their advice and knowledge in matters which came before that court. He was quite sure from what he had seen of them that the relations hitherto existing between him, and they knew that he was no stranger in that country, would continue. He took occasion on the previous day to make a few remarks with reference to the very commonly stated charge that false swearing was more common in that Principality than in other parts of the Empire or Kingdom. Dealing with this statement he was simply dealing with it so far as it raised any distinction between Wales and the other parts of the empire. Now he had nothing to do with questions ot isolated false swearing because any- body with ary experience must, know that in every country and every court instances of false swear- ina tuitjht occur. He was simply dealing with the distinction such as that set up, and all he said was that he had not discovered that such distinction did exist between that country and any other part of the United Kingdom. As regards the speaking of Welsh he thought it a righr, on the part of the witnesses that they should be allowed to give their evidence in their own language. So long as he occupied that position he would always allow any questions ol isolated false swearing because any- body with ar,y experience must, know that in every country and every court instances of false swear- ina tuitjht occur. He was simply dealing with the distinction such as that set up, and all he said was that he had not discovered that such distinction did exist between that country and any other part of the United Kingdom. As regards the speaking of Welsh he thought it a right on the part of the witnesses that they should be allowed to give their evidence in their own language. So long as he occupied that position he would always allow any witness who came before him to give hia evidence in the language in which he thought. ANWYL V. JONES.—Mary Anwyl, Llain, Melin- byrhedyn, sued Richard Jones, Brynbrain, Daroweu, farmer, for the sum of L3 10s, being the amount due for a sheep, clover seeds, &c.—There was a counter-claim for £ 2 12s, in respect of a chaff- cutter, labour, &c.—Mr John Rowlands, solicitor, appeared for the defence.—The case was adjourned from the last Court in order that the plaintiff might amend the summons by joining her son, who was the tenant of Brynbrain, as co-plaintiff. The plaintiff said that her witnesses had not reached the Court, and his Honour agreed to hear the plaintiff.—The dispute was so trifling that his Honour suggested that the parties should settle the case amongst themselves. This the plaintiff refused to. do.—The defence was that the plaintiff was not the tenant of the farm.—The Judge said the plaintiff had plenty of opportunity of putting matters right, and if she had been represented he would have given judgment against her long ago. He would give judgment for defendant.—Mr Row- lands said that under the circumstances they would abandon the counter-claim.—His Bonour said it would be better to say that defendant would not proceed with the counter-claim if the plaintiff pro- ceeded no further.
MARKETS FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. Messrs. W. L. Browne & Co., report from Shrews- bury, on Saturday, November the 13th, as follows:— Wheat has been more freely offered during the past week, but much of it has either been in bad condition or damaged by smut; the trade for it has, in consequence, been slow. Common barley has been put on the markets in increased quantities, but there has been no out-let for it. The few lots of fine barley shown have found buyers at un- changed quotations. Oats, peas, and beans have also remained unaltered. Flour has ruled steady. Milling offals have met with more enquiry. W ELsHPooLGENERAL,Monday.- Wholesale prices: Butter lid to Is 2d per lb eggs 0 to 9 for Is; fowls 3s Od to 3s 6d per couple chickens, 3s Od to 4s 6d; ducks, 4s Od to 5s 6d per couple; geese, 5s Od to 5s 6d each turkeys, 4s Od to 7s Od each rabbits Is 3d to Is 6d per couple; potatoes, Os Od per cwt. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY. —The supply of stock was larger than last week, showing an increase of 63 cattle, and of 613 sheep and lambs. Demand better for all classes at about late rates. The Christmas market will be held on Dec., 13tli. Quotations: Best beef, 5d to Od; second,51d to 5d; third, 4d to 5d; best Scotch sheep, 7d to Od other sorts, 6td to 7d; lambs, 6d to lid per lb. 2 Numbers: Beasts, 2,041; Sheep and lambs 6,688. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.— Wheat, moderate trade, about d under Friday.—1 Californian, Os Od to Os Od; new Northern 7s 6d to 7s 7d. Kanass, 7s 4d to 7s 5d. Beans,—Saidi, 26s 9d to 27s Od. Peas, 4s 9d to Os Od. Oats, quiet, unchanged but easier tendency—new white, 2s 3dto 2s 6d; yellow, 2s Id to 2s 3d black, 2s Id to 2s 2d. Maize, fair inquiry, late rates-mixed, 3s 21d to 3s 2d. Flour unchanged. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY.—Short supply, slow trade. Prices as follows Beef, 4d to 6Jd; mutton, 4d to 8Jd best Welsh bacon 4 pigs to 8s 6d Os Od; Irish, 8s Cd to 8s 4d; sows, 6s 6d per score. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY.—At market—Cattle, 2,674; sheep, 8,135; and calves, 117. A fair demand for cattle, whilst for sheep there was a worse trade at lower prices, and all but choise calves dull. Quotations as follows :—Cattle, 4d to 5d sheep, 5d to 8d; calves, 5d to 7d per lb. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY. — Good supplies, and trade quiet at the following prices:—Good to prime hay, 60s. to 84s Od; inferior to fair, 50s to 60s; good to prime clover, 70s to 97s Od new ditto, Os to Os; inferior to fair ditto, 50s Od to 68s mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 85s Od; new ditto, OOs to 00s straw, 32s to 38s per load. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY. New Wheat 4s lOd to 5s Od; old Os Od to Os Od per 75 lbs; new oats Os Od to Os Od; old oats, Os Od to Os Od, per 50 lbs; malting barley 3s 9d to 4s 6d per 70 lbs; eggs 8 to 9 for Is; butter Is Id to Is 3d per 16 oz fowls 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple chickens, Os Od to Os Od per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple; rabbits, Is 4d to Is 6d per couple; apples, 4s Od to Qs Od per 90 lbs. CORK BUTTER, Thursday.—Primest, 83s; prime, 76s firsts, 80s; kegs, —s seconds, 76s; kegs —s thirds, 64s fourths 52s; fifths -s, choicest 94s; choice 80s, superfine 93s; kegs —s, fine mild 79s mild 69s, choicest boxes 97s, choice boxes, —s. In market 251, which were classified as follows :— Primest, 3; prime 7, firsts 70, seconds 52, thirds 21, fourths 6, fifths 4; choicest 6, choice 4, super- fine 27, fine mild 19, mild 3, choicest boxes 26, choice 0, unbranded 2, kegs 1. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 4s 8d to 5s Od per 75 lbs; barley 3s 6d to 4s 3d per 701 bs; oats, 2s 6d to 3s 9d per 50 lbs eggs, 7 to 8 for Is; butter, Is Id to Is 2d per 16 oz fowls, 3s Od to 3s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple; potatoes, Id to ld per lb beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 7d to 9d per lb veal, 7d to 8d per lb.; pork, 5d to 7d per lb; rabbits Is 4d to Is 6d per couple; apples, Id to ld per lb. +
The First Battalion of the Manchester Regiment left Aldershot on Thursday for Gibraltar, to relieve the 1st South Wales Borderers, who are to go on in the same transport (the Nubia) to India. The Nubia takes from Southampton, with the Man- chester Battalion, one hundred and forty-four men, to reinforce the 1st South Wales Borderers, from the 2nd at Pembroke Dock. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.— Approximate return of traffic receipts, for the week ending November 14th. 1897. Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, 22,253; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 2,740; total for the week, £ 4,993; aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 125,624. Actual traffic receipts for the correspond- ing week last year Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 2,083; merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 2,373; total for the week, £ 4,456 aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 121,364. Increase for the week, passengers, parcels, &c., £ 170; increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 367; total increase for the week, £ 537; aggregate increase, passengers, parcels, &c., £ 1,693; aggregate increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 2,567; aggregate in. crease from commencement of half-year, £ 4,260.
Post Office), Dr Hughes, and the Rev Z. Mather.— The reports of the headmaster and the head- mistress were received and were considered very satisfactory. The attendance at the school was very much better.—The clerk was requested to order books for the use of the schools, and on the suggestion of the Rev Z. Mather, it was agreed that the list should first of all be submitted to the chairman and himself for approval.—It was agreed to supply the Infants' School at Bontddu with desks, &c.-To Messrs Minshall & Co. was given the contract for supplying the school at Barmouth with water.—Parents of five children were cautioned that if their children did not attend school more regularly proceedings would be taken against them. —The resignation of Mr Ebenezer Rees as treasurer of the Board was received witti regret, and his successor in office (Mr T. E. Hughes) was appointed treasurer.—The following were requested to visit the night school:—Miss Atkinson and the Rev Z. Mather; Mr Morris and Mr E. R. Jones; and Dr Hughes and the Clerk. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—FRIDAY. Present: Rev J. Gwynoro Davies (chairman) presiding, Capt Evan Richards, Messrs J. Richards, O. W. Morris, H. Wynne Williams, W. Owen, with Mr W. George, clerk; Mr Owen, assistant clerk Dr Hughes, medical officer; Mr J. Adams, sur- veyor; and Mr John Jones, collector. THE COUNCIL'S TREASURER. Mr Ebenezer Rees, the treasurer, intimated his resignation, acknowledging the kindness he had always received. He recommended Mr IT. R. Hughes as his successor. The resignation was accepted with regret, and Mr T. R. Hughes was appointed treasurer. BANGOR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. Mr W. George was re-elected representative of the Council on the Court of Governors of Bangor Colloge. CYCLING. A letter was received asking for the authority of the Council to regulate the speed of cyclists through the town. The writer said that the Council might be called to account for their action.—The Chair- man said they were bound to answer that letter, and it was that it should remain unanswered. REQUESTS FROM RATEPAYERS. A letter repeating a request that a lamp be fixed for the alley from Cambrian House to the Allt was referred to the Lighting Committee. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The surveyor (Mr J. Adams) said he had fixed a new service pipe at Ceilwert reservoir with equilibrium valve to regulate the intake of water from Bodlyn to that reservoir. There was a slight burst of the main about Ffridd Tyddynmawr. He had written to several owners and representa- tives of property concerning the shameful state of their properties with reference to eave ladder and down spouts. He had received no replies, and the defects had not so far been remedied. The council agreed that if the matters complained of were not remedied the surveyor should submit the names to the council. The report was adopted. WATER, GAS, AND SANITARY COMMITTEE. This committee reported that the surveyor had received a communication from Mr W. R. Davies. Dolgelley, on behalf of Mr Llewelyn Lloyd, in refe- rence to Gibraltar Terrace, and that he had replied thereto. The surveyor also reported an interview which Dr Hughes had with Major Corder with regard to the state of his property in the Marine Terrace. The Surveyor said in reference to Gibraltar Terrace that he believed the matter was in a fair way of being settled. Relative to the interview with Major Corder, he had said he would see his solicitor on the matter.—The report was then adopted. WORKS COMMITTEE. Plans were submitted and recommended to be approved by the Council of proposed house and shop by Mr J. Roberts, Llanaber Road plans of cottages for Mr E. M. Jones; plan of proposed new road by Mr John Abraham on the glebe land plans of proposed bungalow by Mr Robert Evans, Stone- leich. The Surveyor submitted draft regulations for^blasting operations, &c., at Graigfach Quany, and the committee recommended their approval. Respecting the crossing near Pendwnan, a letter was read from Mr C. S. Denniss, manager of the Cambrian Railway Company, stating that the Company proposed erecting a footbridge over the railway, and asking for permission to close the crossing as a footway. The committee recom- mended that a request to repair the parapet in front of houses at Penlan be acceded to.-The report was adopted.—It was decided to adjourn the question of the footbridge in order to have a con- ference with Mr Denniss on the matter. THE RECENT PUBLIC MEETINGS AND THE AFFAIRS OF THE TOWN. A letter was read from Dr. Lloyd, the chairman of the meeting of ratepayers and property owners at which seven gentlemen were appointed to hold a consultation with the Council in regard to the affairs of the town. Mr 0. W. Morris proposed that the deputation be accepted, and that they be received on Friday or Tuesday next at 3 p.m. at the Police Station (laughter).—Mr Wynne Williams agreed that the Police Station would be a proper place to meet them (more laughter).—Mr John Richards seconded Mr Morris's resolution -The Chairman said be was pleased to receive them. If the scheme proposed meant to increase the bur- ii li of the town then they would not accept it. If a number of gentlemen were prepared to hand £ 1000 each up to zE6,000 or zC7,000 to square up matters rhoy would indeed be doing a self-sacrificing act. and p< rhap* the consciences of same were pricking them. If something of that kind was the case he was prepared to pocket his dignity and to receive the deputation, and the Council would un- hesitatirigh pass a most hearty vote of thanks to them. A It they asked was that the Council should meet it, ,his diP) would do and give the best cm id>- to v scheme they could lav r TI had a scheme of their owi, I f 1, 1 e, If they found e, (rt [„ lt rkable the\ vw-nhl bav.> ,<b btf- (i v. >■ if heir o-wrj n\ IL:!ar;;i lr > Mir.s wa ftgn'uafmeetinii (tie Ct ;••••• e- i.nit K- heir schf I,Soli paper.—After discussion ir wad fiec-ded to meet the doyutatiVr- or either Friday or Tuf" da, next. REPORTS. Dr Hughes said the health of the tovn W3,P v^ry good-in fact tco go( d i laughter) —The report of the consulting enginee"" and the rate collector, who had collected the sum of X410 during the month, were received and adopted. MISCELLANEOUS. It was decided to leave the question of the con- struction of a shed to keep the seats on the Parade to the Works Committee.—It was decided to deal that day in committee with the Recreation Ground wall.—The question of celebrating the completion of the waterworks on a popular scale was left to the next meeting, the members in the meantime to consider the matter.