SAMUEL. EDMUNDS. MANCHESTER HOUSE, TOWYN, IS NOW SHOWING THE LATEST FASHIONS IN Mantles, Jackets, Millinery, &e. FOR THE WINTER SEASON. Boys' Men's and Ready-made Clothing, &c., in latest Styles. AN INSPECTION INVITED. International Shoe and Leather Fair, Agricultural Hall, November 4th to 9th. Lord Mayor's Show, November 9th. Poultry Shjw at Crystal Palace, November 11th to 14th. ON THURSDAY, November 7th, and Monday, November 11th, 1901, Cheap Excursion Tickets will be issued to LONDON Times of Third Class Return. From Starting. *Two 3 or 4t JEight p m Days §4D'ys Days Barmouth 12 7") ,o/. "1 Barmouth Junction 12 20 I Dolgelley 11 50 13/6 Penmaenpool 11 55^ ti7/fi I 21/ Arthog 12 5 r 1 r Llwyngwril 12 33 f- 12/- Towyn 12 46 Aberdovey 12 56J J J Issued November 11th. t Issued November 7th. § Issued November 11th. J Issued November 7th and 11th. Passengers return from London (Euston) as under:—Two days passengers, November 11th, return at 9 45 p.m., on Wednesday, November 13th; Three or five days passengers, Nov 7th, return at 9 45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 9th, or Tuesday, Nov 12th Four Days Passengers, Nov 11th, return at 9 45 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th Eight days passengers, Nov 7th, return at 9 45 p.m, on Friday, November 15; Eight days passengers, November 11th, return at 9 45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 19th. All information regarding Excursion Trains and Tourist Arrangements on the Cambrian Railways can be had on application to Mr W H GOUGH, Traffic Superintendent, Oswestry.
The news this week from South Africa contains what is styled a reverse to the column of Colonel Benson, with the death of that gallant and able officer, and a heavy casualty list. The encounter evidently was a desperate one. The Boers, who were under Botha, appear to have made up their minds that they would, by hook or by crook, over- come the resistance of the British whom they had surprised. But they once more reckoned without their host. The defence was as brilliant and well- sustained as any that has happened of late months, and will prove to the enemy once more how ridiculous was their notion of the British soldier before the War began. The remarks attributed to a Boer Commander respecting the Worcester Con- gress are significant and throw a side-light on the present stage of the campaign, which, in parts at any rate, would seem to be resolving itself into a conflict with Commandos whose desire is less of fighting Great Britain than of avenging broken promises on the part of the Colonial Dutch. *#* The lack of a social club for young men at Towyn is a matter worthy of the attention of those who have, or wish to have their names associated with move- ments calculated to better the lot of their fellows. Such an institution would form a rallying point for many whose evenings and holidays without it would, in many cases, be spent aimlessly, or worse. Dolgelley has set a praiseworthy example in this respect by inaugurating a movement for the establishment of a club. One of the rules to be observed in the latter is that no intoxicants shall be supplied. This, broadly viewed, is a discreet regulation, for the presence of spirituous liquors would act as a deterrent to some, and for those inclined to partake of them licensed houses are to be found. Towyn, wishing to be associated with progress, should look to it that no efforts are wanting to brighten the lives and in. crease the interests of its residents. *:jt* The question of the utility or advisabiiity of football as a winter game has long passed out of the domain of discussion into that of acknowledgment. On all hands it is admitted as the chief pastime after the departure of cricket. Wales especially is noted for its enthusiasm and skill with regard to it and for this reason there is the more room for sur- prise that a town of the size and importance of Barmouth should be without a football club. As noted in our news columns there is a movement on foot to form a club, and to this we heartily wish every success. There should be enough material to form an excellent team, and situated as the town it, within easy reach of sundry other clubs, there should be no difficulty in arranging fixtures. There is yet time to launch a team for the coming winter if taken in hand at once. # It is to be regretted that the study of how to ren- der first aid to the injured is not being taken up with general zeal this winter in this district. Neither at Towyn, Aberdoyey, nor at Abergynol- wyn are classes established. Such a humanitarian practice as seeking to lighten the sufferings of the injured r.eeds no bolstering; it stands securely upon its own merits. For this reason it is the more surprising to find that the towns mentioned regard it with indifference. We cannot, however, think that if public opinion were aroused such a deficiency of interest would be allowed to continue. Other towns have flourishing classes, and there appears no sufficient reason why Merioneth should lag behind the neighbouring counties in this res- pect. Barmouth here is to the fore. ♦
TOWYN. THE Cup TIE.-The match on Saturdav between Towyn Rovers and Aberystwyth is looked forward to with much interest, and high hopes are enter- tained of the success of the homesters, who intend placing their strongest eleven ou the field. The referee appointed is Mr H Hibbott, Newtown, who commands the thorough confidence of Welsh foot- ballers. Given a fine day, the match promises to attract a record gate. HOCKEY MATCH.—A hockey match is to be played next Wednesday between a team drawn from the girl pupils of the County School and a team repre- senting Aberystwyth County School. This will be the first appearance of the Towyn School team. THE WEATHER.— The weather this week has been of the best, beautiful sunshine prevailing, not- withstanding the lateness of the season. AMBULANCE CLASSES.— The members of the Ambulance class sadly miss the pleasant and in- structive evenings, which were spent at the National School, under the care of Drs Jones and Bertram Bone. Cannot something be done to resuscitate these meetings ? OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs Phillips, Corbet Avenue, which took place on Thursday morning, at the advanced age of eighty years. The deceased was highly respected, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends to whom she had greatly endeared herself. The funeral, which was private, took place on Saturday. GUY FAWKES' DAY.—Years ago before the promenade had been thought of the 5th of Novem- ber was looked forward to as one of the events of the year, not only by the juveniles but also by the grown-ups." Many changes have occurred since then, however, and the famous traitor's effigies were on Tuesday few in number, even the juniors failing to create much of a stir. SUCCESS.- We are glad to announce the success of Miss M F Davies, eldest daughter of Mr John Davies, of this town. She has succeeded in gaining the diploma of the London Obstetrical Society, and we understand that Miss Davies is fully qualified to nndertake gyneocological nursing. She was trained by Dr Brown, Choilton road, Manchesster, at Mac- farlane's Hospital, Greenheys, Manchester. BETHESDA IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.—A meeting of the above society was held on Monday evening, when an excellent paper was read by Mr Edward Rowlands, Idris Villas, on "Self-culture." A dis- cussion then followed in which the following took part Rev J M Williams, Messrs H W Griffith, Thos Roberts, Ellis Griffiths, 0 J Barnett, J H Lester, and Miss Annie Lewis. A cordial vote of thanks was accorded Mr Rowlands for his excellent address. We understand that the Society intend to retain the addresses and lectures given from time to time, in a permanent form. DEBATING AND LITERARY SOCIETY.—The weekly meeting of this society was held on Tuesday even- ing. Mr T G Roberts (County School) presided, when Shakespeare's As you like it was read. The different characters were represented by Mr H Jones, Parry, and Annie C Jones, Messrs T G Roberts, Jones (Board School), E J Evans, W L Hughes, S Edmunds, E D Hughes. Ernest Richards, W Roberts and L 0 Jones. The reading was most enjoyable, but the attendance was rather small. The literary evenings, though very interesting and instructive, are not so well attended as the debates. Two new members were enrolled, after which the meeting terminated. DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION.—In connection with the above a social evening was held at the Assembly Rooms yesterday week, which was well patronised. The arrangements for the occasion were in the hands of a sub-committee appointed by the association. Lady Gouche, who is at present staying in the neighbourhood, kindly gave her assistance, and the committee were generously supported by the tradespeople of the town, with the result that a very pleasant evening was spent. The room was beautifully decorated and the cater- ing was excellent. After refreshments had been partaken of, a good programme was gone through, Mr Yates, Sandilands, presiding. The programme was as follows:—Harp selections, Mr Aladoe Roberts, Machynlleth; song, Honour and arms," Mr Isaac Jones, Abergynolwyn; song, "Dearie, Miss Maggie Owen; duet, ''Excelsior, Miss Evans and Mr Isaac Jones, Aber (encored); song, Miss Jenny Roberts, Llanegryn; song, Cymru fydd," Mr Idrisyn Humphreys, Abergynolwyn pianoforte solo, Miss A May Roberts; song, Gwraig y morwr," Mr Isaac Jones song (encored), Mr Yates; song, Leve's song (encored), Miss Maggie Owen song, "Perl fy nwyfron," Mr Idrisyn Humphreys; Welsh song (encored), Miss Jenny Roberts. Miss A May Roberts accompanied in her usual able manner. Great credit is duo to the artistes, some of whom had come from a distance at great personal incon- venience. We understand that financially the meet- ing was a great success and that the funds of the association will be greatly benefited thereby. VOLUNTEER PRIZE SHOOTING. The following is the report of the second annual rifle meeting of F" Co 5th V.B. South Wales Borderers, held on the Penllyn range, during the last month. 200 YARDS RANGE. Prize, pair of gents' slippers (given by Mr H W Griffith), Cir Sergt J C Edwards, 21; bottle of brandy (Mr D A Edwards), Pte D J Hughes, 20 tin of ox tongue (Mr MEW Edwards), Col Sergt Inst Lichfield, 19; pocket knife (Mr W Thomas), Cpl Daniel, 19; bottle of lime juice (Mr J Morris), L-Cpl Morris, 18; pair of braces (Mr Francis Jones), Pte Richards, 18; value Is (Mr J Pickering), Pte White, 18; cigarettes (Mi Thos Griffiths), L-Sergt H M Roberts, 18. 500 YARDS RANGE. Case of razors (Mr E H Daniel), Clr Sergt J C Edwaids, 25; box of herrings (Messrs Lewis and Co), Pte W L Hughes, 24; value 4s (Mr B C Richards), Pte Richards, 21; leg of mntton (Mr S Evans), Pre Lewis, 21; gent's slippers (Mr Hugh Roberts), Sergt Inst Lichfield, 20: shirt (Mr Thos Roberts), L Cpl Owen, 20; tobacco pouch (Mr Cronje), Pte J no Ellis, 19 llb tea (Mr J Edwards), 2 L-Sergt Roberts, 18. 600 YARDS RANGE. 3Ib canister of tea (Mr Rees Daniel) Sergt- Instractor Lichfield, 19; leg of mutton (Mr G D Williams) Pte Hughes, 14; shirt (Mr Poole Davies) L-Sergt Roberts, 14; silver-mounted pen holder (Mr 0 J Barnett) Pte W L Hughes, 13 couple of fowls (Mr R Jones, vet) Pte Lewis, 10; box of cigars (Mr Thomas Evans) Clr-Sergt Edwards, 9 piece of beef (Mr John Morris) Pte Geo Arthar, 8 four 1-lb cakes (Mr Arthur Joachim) Pte Richard White, 6. RKORUIT'S PRIZE. Gent's umbrella (Mr 0 Corbett Jones) Pte F Scott, 35. HONORARY MEMBERS. Gold medal (a Towynite) Mr H F Carpenter, 65; value 10s 6d (Mrs H F Carpenter) Mr J D Latimer. 55; box of cigars (Mr J Gwilym Evans) Dr E Lewys-Lloyd, 39; value 7s 6d (Mr R J Roberts) Mr Wm Rowlands, 20. GRAND AGGREGATE. Silver plated cup and £ 1 Is Od (Messrs D Gillart, Pryse Hughes and Wm Rowlands), Sergt-Instructor Lichfield, 58; cheque for XI Is Od (Captain E W Kirkby), Clr.-Sergt Edwards, 55; cream and sugar basin in case value Xl Is Od (Mr T C Jones), Lance Sergt Roberts, 50; sucking pig (Mr J D Latimer), Pte D L Lewis, 45; gallon of beer (Mr H F Carpenter), Pte Arthur, 40; two bottles whisky (Mr Henry Evans), Crpl Daniel, 40; value 7s 6d (Haydn Jones), Crpl R J White, 40 gent's felt hat (Nr S Edmunds), Pte Richards, 39; electro plated knife (Mr E D Hughes), Pte Hughes, 39; pair of stockings (Mr J M James), Pte J G Ellis, 38; gent's slippers (Mr R Davies), Pte W L Hughes, 37; 12!bs apples (Mr Hugh Hughes), L-Cpl Morris, 33; value 2s 6d (Mr Jones, saddler), Sergt L M Jones, 33; silver mounted pipe (Mr J C Edwards), L-Cpl R Owen, 32; flat iron (Mr J Davies, plumber), Pte F D Thomas, 31. PETTY SESSIONS.-FRIDAY. Before Messrs W Hughes-Jones (chairman), H Haydn Jones and Edmund Davies. BREACH OF HIGHWAY ACT.—Thomas Walters, fishmonger, Aberdovey, was prosecuted for leaving a horse and trap without anyone being in charge, near Bodtalog, on the Happy Valley road.-Sergt Morris having proved the case, the defendant was fined Is and costs. SEPARATION ORDER.—Bridget Owen Griiffths, 1], Merion terrace, Llwyngwril, charged her husband, W A Griffiths, Gwalia House, Llwyngwril, with per- sistent cruelty; and applied for a separation order, with custody of the three children.—The order was granted, the defendant to pay 8s per week, for maintenance. UNLAWFUL NETTING.-William Robert Davies, Dolgelley, of the Board of Conservators of Dovey, Mawddach and Glaslyn Salmon Fishery Board, charged Lewis Lewis and Hugh Lewis, 2, Marine parade, Towyn, with unlawful salmon fishing at the Dysynni estuary, they having in their possession a net with mesh of less dimensions than two inches, contrary to the bye-laws of the said Board.-The defendants, who pleaded ignorance, were fined Is 6d each and costs. TRESPASS. — William Davies, Peniarth, game- keeper, charged Robert Williams, John Griffiths, blacksmith, Llwyngwril, and Griffith Griffiths, Dyffryn, joiner, with unlawful trespass upon certain land in occupation of Edward Lewis at Llanegryn, in search of rabbits. — Under-gamekeeper Isaac Brooks gave evidence.—The defendants admitted the offence, producing a written permission from the tenant.—They were fined 5s and costs each, and warned against a repetition.
Colonel Baldock's term of service as commander of the Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry expires in January, and it is stated that Major Lord Kenyon, now in command of the Oswestry Squadron, has been selected to succeed him.
DOLGELLEY. LECTURE.-Uuder the auspices of the C.M. Liter. ary society an interesting meeting was held at the Bethel Schoolroom on Friday evening. A Lecture was delivered by Mr R C Evans, Enion House, on John Bunyan," and was illustrated by lime-light views. The lecture was a decided success. THE REV AERON JONES.-A large number of our readers will no doubt remember the Rev Aeron Jones who conducted the pastorate of Tabernacle here with conspicuous ability, from 1869 to 1872. Years ago he gave up his ministerial duties, but preached here and there. A few weeks back while staying at Llanwrtyd Wells, he was seized with a paralytic stroke, which has rendered him absolutely helpless. He is at present under the care of Mrs Lloyd Davies at Llandeilo. Much sympathy is felt. RESIGNATION.—We understand that the Rev J Walters, Brithdir, intends to resign his post a pastor of the three churches of Brithdir, Rhydymain, and Tabor. Mr Walters has been connected with these churches for the last 20 years, during which time he has worked most harmoniously with the mem- bers, who deeply regret to part with his services, but trust that he may be spared many years of use. ful work. FOOTBALL.-Dolgelley journeyed to Corwen on Saturday, to meet the homesters in the replayed tie of the Welsh Junior Cup. The first match which was played on the Marian at Dolgelley, ended in a win for the homesters of 5 goals to 3, but was dis- qualified by the Welsh Association. A good team had been selected, but they failed to reach expecta- tion, and were defeated by two goals to one. COOKERY. -In teresti n g cookery demonstrations have been held here a'; the Public Rooms, during last week by Miss Olga Thwaites, of the Inter- national School of Cookery, Liverpool. A series of lectures was given afternoon and evening, and followed with much interest. SERVICES. Services were held on Sunday, as follows — Tabernacle, Rev W Pari Huws; English Congregational, Rev H N Henderson; Salem, Rev David Jones, Garegddu; Bethel, Rev R Morris, M.A., B.D.; English Methodist, Rev T E Jones, Bala; Ebenezer (Wesleyan), Rev D Williams; Judah (Baptist), Rev R G Roberts, pastor. VISIT OF GENERAL BADEN-POWELL.-The resid- ents were startled on Thursday with the report that the famous hero of Mfifeking was staying at Nannau, and that he was travelling under the assumed name of 001 Stevenson. The rumour proved to be correct, for on Friday, the General paid a short visit to the town, and chatted with some of the townspeople, before leaving by the afternoon train for Blaenau. Owing to the short time allowed there was no attempt at a demonstra- tion, as the majority of the inhabitants were not aware of what had transpired until too late. HOCKin MATCH.—A hockey match was played here on Saturday between a team of ladies repre- senting Aberystwyth College and a team drawn from Dr Williams's School. The game, which was a closely contested one, ended in a draw of one goal each. K CYCLIST COMPANY.—The following promotions and appointments have been sanctioned in the K (Cyclist) Company 3rd V.R. Royal Welsh Fusiliers: Cyclist John Humphreys to be sergeant, Corporal H R Jones lance-sergeant, Lance-Corporals W E C Owen and R Jones to be corporals, and Cyclists J F Arnfield, D Hughes, and D T Owen to be lancer t corporals. The first complete year of the com- I pany's existence ends this month, and it now possesses a total enrolled strength of eighty-two officers and men. Of those seventy-eight are efficient, tifteen have the markman's qualifications and four are serving in South Africa. With a muster of sixty-five under canvass this company was the strongest cycle corps in the Welsh Border Brigade's camp at Towyn, a fact which is credit- able when it is remembered that so far no prize fund has been raised. The general average in musketry during the year has been remarkably good, considering tl e difficulties that have been met with in connection with range accommodation. For the future, it is hoped that the Company's range -for which ground has been secured in this locality -will be available, so that members may obtain plenty of private practice before doing their class firing. The corps will be open for recruits after November 1st, and as the number is nearing the maximum establishment allowed the men desirous of joining are requested to apply as early as possible to Sergeant-Instructor Cox, Headquarters, Dolgelley. Recruits must provide their own bicycles and should be able to pass the physical standard required for the regular army. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—SATURDAY. Mr Cadwaladr Roberts in the chair. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from Miss Barnett, Cheltenham, offering to send tracts, &c., for the use of the inmates. The offer was accepted. STATISTICS. Out-relief administered during the past month, £125 19s 4d to 224 paupers, for the Barmouth district, and £ 112 7s Id to 198 paupers for the Talyllyn district. Number of inmates 44, com- pared with 49 corresponding period last year. Namber of vagrants relieved 78, as compared with 42, corresponding period last year. Balance in Treasurer's hands £1,033 163 7d amount paid £143158 7d. F MISCELLANEOUS. On the proposition of Mr Meyrick Roberts a com- mittee was formed to examine the abstract of accounts which had just come to hand, and to report at the next meeting.—Mrs Roberts reported having visited the House and found everything in good order and the inmates apparently well cared for.—The Inspector reported a difficult case at Abergynolwyn, which the relieving officer promised to inquire into.—An application for out-relief was granted to Mrs Dorothy Parry with four young children, an order for 5a per week being made.
BRYNCRUG. FIRE.—A fire broke out on Thursday morning on the premises of Mr Robt Richard., the post office, Bryncrug, causing serious damage in the boot department, the loss being estimated at about z650. Luckily the outbreak was discovered in time and assistance was promptly given. Notwithstanding a strong wind blowing the fire was got under con. trol. Had it been otherwise a very serious con- flagration would have been the result. The origin of the fire is at present unknown.
ABERDOVEY. SHIPPING.—Arrivals The s.s. Dora with cement for the Birmingham Waterworks, and the Trans- port, Stavenger, with timber for Mr J Chidlaw Roberts. Sarah Davies, Seeking; and the Sarah Pringle, Liverpool, loading for Glasgow with slates. THE DEBATING SOCIETY.-Last Thursday the members of this Society assembled to hear an address on The possibilities of a Debating Society by the Rev W D Evans, Congregationalist minister. The address, was listened to with marked attention, by the large number present. HBRRING FISHERY.— Good catches were made last Monday, one of the boats securing two maze, and the other about six maze. THE LITERARY INSTITUTE.-The committee of the above have been enabled to secure an addition of 73 books to the library, by means of Hussey's Book Charity, comprising religious, biographical, and Welsh books, and also some standard novels. Amongst others are Brittany," by S Baring-Gould, "Owen Glyndwr," by Bradley, and the "Eternal City," by Hall Caine. The committee deserve great credit for their efforts in this direction. TEMPERANCE MEETING.-The weekly temperance meeting was held on Sunday evening, the Rev W D Evans (Congregationalist) presiding. Addresses were delivered by Mr W Jones, Mr John Owen and the chairman. Mr John Lumley reported that the Society intended to present some books and litera- ture for the use of the Institute at an early date. MARRIAGE.-A marriage took place on Monday last, between Mr Walter Percival Roberts of London, and Miss Nelly Jones, Abergroes, of this parish. The ceremony was solemnised by the Rev S Evans, curate. On leaving the church the happy pair were heartily greeted with showers of rice and confetti, and departed with the best wishes of their numerous friends. The honeymoon will be spent at Barmouth and Colwyn Bay.