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DOLGELLEY CRICKET CLUB DINNER. The annual dinner was held on Friday evening at the Golden Lion Royal Hotel, when there was present a very representative gathering, a good augury for next season's success. Amongst those present were Mr C E J Owen (president), Capt J Franklin Bailey (vice-president), Messrs W N Griffith (Penmaen), T P Jones-Parry, J R S Fur- long, Riehard Williams, C 0 Gillbanks, J E Fox, R Jones Griffith, Oswald Davies, Daniel Williams, 0 0 Roberts, Carnegie Williams (Coedcelyn), Olwyd Jones (Board School), H W Bromby (secretary), E Corbett-Owen, Arthur Clendon, M.A., Lewis Wil- liams, H R Jones, David Owen, J Chidlaw Roberts, Trooper Alf Jones (Imperial Yeomanry), D G Wake-Williams, R Pryse Evans, M W Griffith, Mus Bac, H R Lloyd (treasurer), E A Williams, Alfred Hughes, Haydn Bevan, Stanley King, Edward Wil. liams (Myrtle House), Charles Milne (Bontddu), Ac. The catering of Mr and Mrs Wootton was of the best description.-The toast of the King and Queen" having been drunk, the health of the "Duke and Duchess of York" was given by the President. He referred to the great welcome they had received in the Australian Colonies and every. where they landed during their voyage round the world He hoped that after their return the old toast to which they had been accustomed to appre. ciate for so many years, that of the Prince and Princess of Wales," which every loyal Welshman, and every Welshman was loyal, would be pleased to see restored to its old position and the title held by the eldest son of the King (loud applause). There had been a report circulated that the King was about to purchase a residence near Carnarvon, but he had the sanction of the Ron Frederick Wynn to state that it was not true. He (the speaker) would like to see a Royal residence in the Principality (applause).—The toast was duly honoured. The Army, Navy, and Auxiliary Forces were entrusted to Mr David Owen, Cross Keys, who said that there was no less than 16 persons from the Dolgelley neighbourhood out at the front, and it was a notorious fact that not one of them had been killed. Few of them had, however, been in. valided home. Referring to the new Education Bill, he said he was sorry to note that there was no provision in it for compulsory drilling at the schools-(Mr 0 0 Roberts, hear, hear)—so that it would not be an altogether new experience for their young people to go under discipline and defend the country in case of emergency (applause). With regard to the numerical strength of the army something should be done to secure recruits, and this could be brought about if they paid their soldiers better, gave him better barracks, and made better provisions for his widow and orphans, and said that they who were willing to give their lives for their country were not allowed to become beggars (applause). That had been the case after too many campaigns in the past. He coupled with the teast the names of Captain Bailey, Captain J E Fox, and Trooper Alf Jones.— Captain Bailey, in responding, said it was not necessary in their days 1 u i'lude in their toast list the auxiliary forces." TLe Volunteers had become a part of the army, they fought side by tHe with them, underwent the same deprivations, and shared in the same glory (applause). -Captain i E Fox, 1st Vol. Batt. Lancashire Regiment responded.-Trooper Alf. Jones said that while in South Africa he met an old member of the Dolgelley Cricket Club (Mr J C Evans) it was mainly through his influence that the regiment called the Prince of Wales's Horse was formed, and the motto T Ddraig Goch a ddyry gychwyn (the Red Dragon of Wales) inscribed on its banner (applause). Mr R Jones Griffith, solicitor, said he was entrusted with the toast of the evening. Since last year's dinner they had lost through death their grand old President, Mr Taughan, of Nannau. The club had come to a very important crisis. They knew how successful it bad been in the past. There were two movements in Dolgelley which seemed to be well established—the Eisteddfod Meirion and the Cricket Club. The success of the former was due almost entirely to Mr 0 0 Roberts, and the latter to Mr Furlong, the secretary. He did not know how to thank Mr Furlong for the way he had managed the affairs of the club for so many years (applause). They had a fine piece of land on which to practice. About three years ago Mr Furlong threatened to resign the secretaryship, but he had the good fortune to get married and they prevailed upon hixn to continue in office. Last year he said he woold not resign because the funds were low, but this year, having a good balance to their credit, they could not press upon him any longer. They had, however, made him a sort of honorary secre- tary (applause). They had also to regret the resignation of the captaincy by Mr Owen, who had done so muoh for the olub, and they hoped to see him again running up centuries (laughter). Mr Owen, in responding, thanked the pro poser for the kind manner in which he had alluded to the death of his father-in-law, the late Mr Yaughan, who, as they all knew took the greatest interest in the olub, and although some- times during the last few years he was not able, er was not allowed, to attend the dinners it was a cause of great regret to him. As regarded the captaincy he agreed with one of the theories advocated in some newspapers in favour of changing chairmen every year (laughter). He also felt that while inclined to cricket he was not fitted to be a per- manent runner about—(loud laughter)-and under the circumstances he thought it best to resign the post, and he now begged to offer his congratulations to the new captain, Mr T H Roberts upon his eleo- tion. He felt sure be would fill the post with every credit to himself and to the club. He agreed with every word Mr Griffith had said with regard to Mr Furlong being the mainstay of the club. He spared neither time nor trouble to advance its interests, and the club was greatly indebted to him. Railway Companies often made their secretaries, when retir. ing, directors, and the Dolgelley Club had done the same thing to Mr Furlong by making him vice. captain (applause). The RECORD Of THE CLUB was as folloWI :-Eighteen fixtures were made last year; nine were lost, seven won, and two not played. That compared unfavourably with the club's record in past years, but the club was dis- tinctly unfortunate on several occasions, as they lost mostly by very narrow margins, but generally won with a lot in hand. The bat for the highest I average aad alM for the highest individual score (given by Mr Whittaker) was won by Mr T H Roberts with an average of 12-6 and a score of 44. The ball was won bv Mr E A Williams, who bowled 42 wickets for 197 runs. Mr Oswald Davies came second with 45 wickets for 236 runs. Mr Furlong thanked the company most heartily for the way they had received his name. He went over the circumstances of his selection as secretary, stating that at the time he only intended to fill the post for a year, but it had extended to 12 years. It was due to the late Mr Vaughan that they got the excellent pitch on the Morian. There was at the time a feeling in the town that they were spoiling the Morian, but he believed everybody now agreed that it had been a great advantage to the town (hear, hear). Remarking on the services of the captain (Mr Owen) the speaker said they wanted him to hold the post permanently even if he did not vote, but as he insisted on resigning they had made him a sort of head vice-president (laughter). It was due to the generoeity of the present president (Mr Williams, Dolmelynllyn) that they had the pavilion on the ground (applause). As regarded the secretaryship, they had been most fortunate in securing the services of Mr Bromby, who would do all in his power on behalf of the club. He suggested that the company should drink the health of Mr Bromby.—This was immediately ac- ceded to, and Mr Bromby thanked the company, expressing his determination to do all he could in the interests of the club. Mr Ed. Williams proposed the health of the visitors, to whieh Mr Carnegie Williams and Mr Gillsbank responded. Mr 0 0 Roberts proposed the health of the President and Vice-President. They had amongst them that evening fine specimens of two good all- round sportsmen. Last year he spoke of them as sportsmen, but this time, while adhering to every- thing he then said, he would deal with another phase in their character. He was very glad to see the president in his old place, as a dinner, especially a cricket club dinner, would be without him as president, no dinner (applause). Although he had resigned the captaincy he was going to stick to the crew (applause). He was sure Mr Owen would take the same interest in the club as before. He (the speaker) was going to give him kind advice or perhaps a caution—(laughter)—and it was that when the next shooting season, especially that part of it known as the woodcock shooting season, came round, he should take care not to take cold, as they had missed him for two or three years from their Christmas and Calan festivities (applause). They could ill afford to lose him. As to their genial Vice-president (Captain Bailey), he might say that he was a very excellent chip of a very good old block, which, being paraphased, meant that he was a member of a very distinguished family. They were distinguished in various ways. They were a musical family, and the departure of the Borthynog family was a very great loss from an artistic point of view to the town of Dolgelley and to the district, and to art. That family not only enoouraged and supported music, but were also able to take a prominent part in the public performances, and they were not what some of the big pro- fessionals from the large towns would term cobblers" (laughter). They were such as pro- fessionals were proud to have by t1, ir side (applause). He wished the president and he vice- president long and prosperous life (app1 au.se). The President heartily thanked Mr Roberts for his kind references.-Captain Bailey also responded. Mr Oswald Davies, solicitor, proposed the health of the "Host and Hostess (Mr and Mrs Wootton), and Mr Wootton responded. During the evening songs were given by Mr Meirion Davies, whose renderings were excellent; Mr E A Williams, Llew Meirion, and Mr Furlong. Afterwards the company indulged in Welsh pennillion singing, and the proceedings came to a close with a rendering of the National Anthem. Mr W M Griffith, Mu&. Bao., was the accompanist.
CORRESPONDED GE. To CORRESPONDENTS. — Communications for this column should be addressed to the Editor, and must be written upon one side of the paper only They should in all cases be accompanied by the name and address of the sender, not necessarily fm publication but as a guarantee of good faith.
A CORBETT MEMORIAL. To the Editor. SIR,—Many persons in Towyn and other places are now thinking of an appropriate way in which the memory of the deceased gentleman, can be permanently commemorated. It will strike every- body that the memorial must be a suitable one, and in this respect I cannot think of anything that would be more in accordance with the deceased gentleman's good wishes than the restoration of the nave of the Parish Church. Towyn, as we know is increasing by leaps and bounds, and the number of visitors who come to the town is getting more numerous every year, so that St Cadvan's Church is not large enough to accommodate them during the season. The inhabitants could do no better than help in providing adequate religious services within the reach of visitors. I am favourable to the restoration of the Parish Church, not because I may happen to be a Churchman, but because Mr Corbett was a Churchman who contributed large sums of money towards objects of this description. Should it be decided to erect a memorial in any other form, my mite would be given towards it independently of all other considerations. Possibly some of the inhabitants will express their views on this matter.-Yours, &c. A RESIDENT. +
HUSBANDS' PROTECTION SOCIETY. A SECOND CONFERENCE. A second conference in connection with the Husbands' Protection Society against Drunken Wives was held on Saturday Bfternoon at West- minster, and was well attended. It has been decided to enlarge the scope of the Sooiety's work and to include tyrannical as well as drunken wives. It was stated that members are being rapidly en. rolled. Letters acknowledging resolutions were receivrrl and read from the Bishop of Winchester, he Home Secretary, Mr Balfour and the Lord Chief Justice. The last-named wrote that he con- sidered there would be very great difficulty in giving effect to the resolutions.
MARKETS NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY.—Eggs 20 toO for Is; butter Os Od to Is Od per lb; fowls 3s Od to Os Od chickens 4s 6d to 5s 6d ducks Os Od to 6s Od; rabbits, Os Od to Is 6d per couple. WELSHPOOL GENERAL, Monday.-Wholesale price: Butter, Od to Os lOd per lb; eggs, 20 to — for Is; fowls, Os Od to 3s Od; chickens, 4s 6d to 5s 6d; ducks, Os Od to Os Od; rabbits, Os Od per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Whea.t, fair trade, about Friday's rates. 1 Californian, 6s 2d to 6s 21d; 1 Northern Spring, new, 5s lOd to 6a Od old, 6s id to 6s lid. Beans, Saidi, 30s Od to 30s 3d. Peas, 5s 8Jd. Oats, firm, dearer, white, 2s 9d to 3s Id. Maize, quiet, old mixed, 4s lid to 4s 2d nowl4s Ojd to 4s Old. Flour, unchanged. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—Prices :— Good to prime hay, 80s to 95s Cd inferior to fair, 50s to 70s good to prime clover, 85s to 100s inferior to fair ditto, 75s Od to 80s mixture and sainfoin, 70s Od to 90s Od; straw, 26s to 36s per load LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET,MONDAY.—Numbers: Beasts, 536; sheep, 6,204. Quotations:—Best beasts, 61d to 7d second, 5^d to 6d third, 5d to 5Jd best Scotch sheep, Od to 9Jd other sorts, 61d to 8jd lambs, Od to lid per lb. The supply of cattle was smaller than last week, showing a decrease of 92 beasts and an increase of 865 sheep and lambs. Fair demand for all classes at about rate rates. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY. — Short sup- plies all round, and a fair demand. Prices ruled as follow -Beef, Herefords, 61d to 6§d shorthorns, 6d to 6jd bulls and cows, bd to 5id; calves, 6d to 8§d wethers, 8d to 8Jd ewes and rams, 5id to 61d; lambs, 10d to 10|d per lb. Bacon pigs, 9s 9d to 10s 0d; porkets, 10s 6d to 10s9d; sows, 7s 9d to 8s Od per score. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. — At market — Cattle, 1,653, with trade slow; sheep and lambs, 12,876, sheep dull, choice fat lambs scarce; calves, 186 prices unchanged. Quotations :-Cattle, 5d to 61d sheep, 61d to 8Jd lambs 10d to Is calves, 6d to 81d per lb. CORK BUTTER, Thnrsday.-Primest, —s prime -s; firsts, 85s; seconds 8Cs; kegs, -s; thirds 75s kegs -s fourths —e; fifths -s; choicest-8 choice -s; superfine -a; fine mild 92s kegs Oa mild —s choicest boxes 92s choice boxes, 80s 81 cwt of fresh butter A, 91s to 90s B. 82s to —s factory seconds, —. Total number of firkins, 105. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. — The following were the quotatiors;—White wheat (old) Os Od to Os Od white wheat (new), 3s 10d to 4s Od per 751bs red wheat (old), Os Od to Os Od red wheat (new), 3s 10d to 4s Od per 7blbs old oats, Os Od to Os Od new oats, 13s 6d to 14s 6d per 2001bs malting barley, 17s 6d to 18s 6d; grinding barley, 13s Od to 13s 6d per 2801ba. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— Quotations :— Butter, Is Od to Is Id per lb; eggs, 17 to 18 for Is; beef, 7d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, Is to Od veal, 7d to 8d pork, 6d to 8d fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od; rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple potatoes, Od to Is per score; carrots, Id to lid rhubarb, 2d per bundle; chestnuts, 2d per lb; radishes, lid per bundle; celery, 2d to 3d per stick cabbages, 2d to 4d each brussel sprouts, 2d to 21d per lb; watercress, lid; spring onions, Jd per bundle cucumbers, 5d to 8d cauliflowers, 2d to 4d lettice, Jd each apples, 2s to 3s per 100. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—There was a good supply of stock at the Smithfield on Wednes- day, and the sales showed an improvment, with the exception of beef, which was quoted cheaper, but other stock sold well. Messrs Whitfield and Sons sold 317 cattle and calves, and 1,166 sheep and pigs Messrs Hall, Wateridge and Owen sold 49 fat cattle and a number of sheep and pigs; Messrs Whitfield and Batho sold a large quantity of stock, as did also Mr T Whitfield, Junr. Prices ruled as follows :— Beef, 61d to 61d per lb veal, 6d to 8d per lb mutten, 7d to 8d per lb lambs, 25s to 30s each; pork pigs, 8s 6d to 9s Od; bacon pigs, 8s Od to 8s 6d per score. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY. —Quotations as follows Wheat (new) 12s 3d to 12s 6d per 225 lbs malting barley, 18s Od to 20s Od per 280 lbs; oats (new), 12s Od to 12s 6d per 200 lbs butter, Os 8d to Os 9d per lb; eggs, 18 to 20 for Is; fowls, 48 Od to 4s 6d chickens, Os Od to 0s rabbits, Os Od to Os Od per couple. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 4s Od to 4s 2d per 75 lbs; barley, Os Od to 5s Od per 70 IpliI; oats, Os Od to 3s 2d per 50 lbs; eggs, 18 to 20 for Is; butter Os 9d, to Os lid per 16 oz fowls, 3s 6s to 4s Od ducks, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple potatoes, Is per score; beef, 6d to 9d mutton, 7d to 9d lamb, Od to lid veal, 7d to 9d; p.rk, 7d to Od per lb rabbits, Is 6d to is 8d pei couple. LEICESTER WOOL, THURSDAY.,— The local wool trade is still very dull with the exception of the best descripiions of deep-grown bright wools. In colonial merino and fine crossbreds values have increased fully 5 per cent. on the opening rates. Low and inferior crossbreds show no improvement in values, even though the consumption is very much larger than it was. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY.—The wool trade shows no improvement to-day, and there is a gen- eral agreement that the general tone and circum- stances are as bad as anybody can remember. Although in some lines a pretty large consumption is going on, it is agreed that practically nothing is done at a profit. Fine merinos have registered a nominal advance of about a farthing during the pro- gress of the London sales, but it would be too much to say that the advance meets confirmation in actual transactions. Its chief effect is to stop busi- ness as soon as it is mentioned. There is no sign of recovery in medium and low sorts, but, on the con- trary, values are weak, and are likely to be weaker still when the influence of a rather keen competi- tion in London has passed away. In all directions purchasers operate with the greatest caution and only for immediate consumption. The business doing in English wools is only in the smallest lots to suit users' requirements, and everything is de- manded at prices below those quoted. Some typical examples of the changes in prices which have occurred within a week may bejinteresting. Super 60's merino tops have gone up a farthing to 19jd., 40's cross-breds are down a farthing to 9d; 36's cross-breds unchanged; home-grown wools, Lincoln hoggs unchanged at 8Jd, wethers unchanged at 61d and 6d, white hoggs and wethers a farthing down to 6i and 6d. Irish super and Irish wethers a half- penny lower to 71d and 7id,Irish selected hoggs and wethers a farthing down to 7id and 6d. Kent wethers a farthing down to 61d, Shropshire pick hoggs and wethers a farthing down to 81d for each. half-bred hoggs and wethers a farthing drop to 7f and 6jpd, Wiltshire Down tegs and ewes to loid a halfpenny fall. It is necessary to add, how- ever, that all the prices quoted may be re- garded as more or less nominal. They indi- cate the most that could be got for wools which become saleable, but probably hardly any of these wools could be bought up from the country or from London to come in at the prices quoted, go that there is quite an impasse, and in regard to five out of every six of the home wools quoted there is a complete absence of business to check the prices. In reference to yarns, there is very little that is new to say. If anything, the limits placed upon orders from abroad are lower than ever, and as some spinners are running out of contracts they are tempted to come down still further. Very little business is done, however, in anything but some specialities and some of the finer classes of mohair. In the piece trade manufacturers are finding it difficult to keep their machinery going either for home or export. Mohair goods keep about steady, and English lustre wool of a very superior kind in sympathy with mohairs. +
WELSH UNIVERSITY COURT. HONORARY DEGREE CONFERRED. The annual extra collegiate meeting of the Court of the University of Wales was held at Carmarthen on Friday, Senior Deputy Chancellor (Dr Isambard Owen) presiding. The Mayor of Carmarthen (Alderman Colby Evans) and the town clerk cordi ally welcomed the Court on behalf of the Corpora- tion. It was reported that some of the officers, on the advice of the Executive Committee, had personally waited upon the King (the Chancellor) with an address of condolence, and the King had personally replied. The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, having announced that arrangements had been made for establishing a Faculty of Law in connec- tion with that College, Principal Roberts moved that the Court instruct the University Senate to frame regulations governing the degree of LL.B. of the University. Mr Llewellyn Jones, solicitor, Denbigh, seconded, and it was carried. The University of Glasgow invited the Court to appoint delegates to take part in the ninth jubilee celebrations of the University of Glasgow. On the motion of Vice Chancellor Reichel, it was agreed to accede to the wish and present an address in mediaeval Welsh and Latin. Vice Chancellor Reichel presented his resigna- tion of his present post. Principal Roberts, Aber- ystwyth, succeeds to the office of Vice Chancellor at the end of August. The Vice Chancellor occupied the chair during the election of Senior Deputy Chancellor. The 36 members in attendance all voted for the re-election of Dr Isambard Owen. In resuming the chair the latter said he could only express his deepest thanks to the members of the Court for that most kind mark of their confidence in what he had been able to do for the University (applause). The election of the Junior Deputy Chancellor resulted in the appointment of Sir Lewis Morris, who made an appropriate reply, and subsequently invited the Court to tea ao the County Club, Carmarthen. The statements of accounts, which were pre- sented by Sir James Hills Johnes (the treasurer), showed that the deficit upon the working of last year amounted to £ 149 14a lOd. The Deputy Chancellor said he regarded the accounts as highly satisfactory. The deficit of the previous year had been wiped off, that reduction being largely due to the considerable improvement in the examination accounts, the fees received having exceeded the Court's expectations. He was glad to say also that the expenditure in various items in many respects had come to lees than they had looked for. The accounts were adopted.-The estimates submitted to the Treasury were For 1900-1 £ 4,486 2s 8d, for 1901-2 £4,523 Os 4d. The financial aspect of the question of holding the matriculation examination in London as well as in Wales was considered, and the Court approved of the view of the Executive Committee that there was not at present a demand for a local centre in London sufficiently strong to justify the formation of a local committee which would be responsible for the expenses of the examination in London. After a private discussion the Court unanimously decided to confer the degree of Doctor of Letters upon the Rev Chancellor D Silvan Evans, B.D., upon the grounds of his contributions to Welsh lexico- graphy and the services rendered by him to the critical study of the Welsh language and literature. The Deputy Chancellor stated that the degree entitled Mr Silvan Evans to all the privileges of the University, and that the conferring of the degree had the personal approval of the Chancellor the King. ♦ —
THE "PILGRIM'S PROGRESS." On Thursday afternoon at Sotheby's, in London, an excessively rare first edition of John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress," measuring 5J| by 3f inches, and printed for Nathaniel Ponder at the Peacock in the Poultry, near Cornhill, 1678, sold for the record sum of £1,475 (Cockerel). This copy is slightly imperfect, and was given to Jane Fleet- wood by her uncle (Fleetwood). It then came into the possession of Ann Palmer, who was adopted by the sisters of Dr Fleetwood, Bishop of St Asaph then to William Nash, of Upton Court, Slough, who gave it to the late T A Nash. Not more than five copies are known, three of which are imperfect. ♦
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