ABERDOVEY. SHIPPING.-s.S. Topaz and Nephrite both from London with cement has arrived at Aberdovey. GIFr OF BOOKS.—Mr<j Townsend, a lady who stayed here during the summer, has sent a parcel of new books to the literary institute. FOOTPATHS. — The meeting of the footpaths committee appointed by the District Council has beJn fixed for Wednesday October 14th. A FORMER RESIDENT VISITS TH* TOWN.—Mr J. D ivies, an old Aberdovey stationmaster, paid a IIh Irt visit to the town on Wednesday. The work done by him while in this town as organiser and conductor of the old choral union will not be soon forgotten. His subsequent railway career has been highly successful and he now occupies the position of manager to Midland and South Western Railway between Southampton and Cheltenham. FUNERAL OF MR RICHARD LUMLEY.-On Wednes- day week the remains of Mr Richard Lumley, mariner, Copper Hill street, were interred at the cemetery. Tha deceased was an old and much res- pacted inhabitant, and had attained to the age of 67 years. Some time ago he was taken ill, but he remained cheerful and uncomplaining to the end. A very large number attended the funeral. The funeral service was performed by the Rev Peter Jones, Wesleyan minister, Towyn. SCHOOL CHILDREN'S TEA.—On Friday afternoon, the board school children, (numbering about 170, sat down to tea at the school, where an appetising weal had been prepared for them and their parents. The following carried out the arrangements suc- cessfully Mrs Morgan, Argoed; Mrs Morgan, Eagle House; Mrs Williams, Mrs Lumley, Mrs E^ans, Meirion Honse; Mrs Morris, Mrs J. Owen, Mrs R. J, Evans, Bank House Mrs Davies, Pen- Mrs Owen, Mrs Walters, assisted by a large sntnber of ladies. After tea Mr E. L. Rowlands distributed bananas to the children. In the even- a concert was held, through the efforts of Mrs ^ou'kes, when the following programme was gone through:—Pianofore duet, Miss Jane Morgan and Master Hughes, Argoed solo, Y Bachgen Dewr," J. Morris Jonea; song, Farmers," Misses Roberts; song, Three American girls," Miss C. E. Row- lands. Then came an address by the chairman, Mr W. Jones, who referred to the work of the ladies in connection with the tea. He then called on Mr W. Jones, C.C., to propose a vote of thanks to the ladies. Mr Jones, in his address, explained to the parents how the school would be managed henceforth. He said that 1C or 12 years ago they had hard work to get the school. Then they transferred it to the school board, and now this has been transferred to the new education authority. He explained to the parents that the late managers were going out of office and that a local education authority would manage all schools in the district. Referring to the honours gained, he believed there was not one in the county such as that. He made special reference to the first on the board, Miss L. Wynne Richards, who was a credit to her school and Aberdovey. He strongly appealed to the par- ents to help the new authority in carrying out the education of their children.-Mr E. L. Rowlands seconded the proposition. He also referred to the transference of the school board to the local educa- tion authority. He hopod the tea would answer its purpose, that children and parents would be enthusi. astic towards the school in future. He said that he had been appointed on the local education authority, and, as he had done in the past, he would do his utmost for the Aberdovey school (applause). He pointed out the fact that Aberdovey had won scholarships to the value of zC200 at the Towyn county school, and these through being renewed, had totalled the value of £ 700.—Mrs Foulkes Jones responded for the ladies.—Duet, Misses S. A. Bell and Annie Evans; pianoforte solo, J. M. Morris; duet, H. Jones and J. Lewis.-It was proposed by W. Jones, R.O., seconded by R. Ffestin Williams, that the parents and teachers pass a vote of thanks to Mr J. R. Evans, Bristol, for the support and interest he had taken in the sohool. The meet. ing came to an end with the singing of lien wlad fy nhadau."
BARMOUTH. PROMOTION.—Mr D. Parry Owen, of the board schools has secured an appointmeut at Llanfyllin sohool, and leaves to take up the duties shortly. THE annual financial conference of the Wesleyans was held on Monday evening and throughout Tues- a'2r* -«> TTvwtuoi. tiuiu^u vuo -TtJi-j' rr xyir ctiud an favourable for the occasion, but there was a large influx of visitors into the town. This conference includes the North Wales district from Holyhead to Dinas Mawddwy. THE LIBRARY. New rules have been adopted by the Committee of the new Library for the ben- efit of the young. Up to the present, the age for joining was limited. Several hundreds additional books have been given by a generous donor for the use of the young. It is also the intention of the Committee to procure all useful and interesting Welsh books. The Library is fast becoming well equipped. EXTENSION OF TRAMROAD.—During the coming winter Mr Solomon Andrews intends carrying out extensive improvements on his estate at the Junction. He ha.s already started another tram- road which will run from the entrance of Barmouth Bridge over the sands along the embankment which runs along the railway. The tramway will be continued on through the centre of the estate, to the waterfalls above Tyddyn Sheffri. No doubt the tramway will be a great attraction next season. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mra Edwards, Glanmeon, after a prolonged illness. Deceased, who was seventy-seven years of age, was the widow of the late captain Owen Edwards and was a descendant of one of the oldest and most respected families of the neighbourhood. She was the last survivor of a large family of ohildren, all of whom have passed away within recent year&. She was a member of Caersalem Chapel. She leaves but one daughter (Mrs Freeman) who lately had come to reside with her mother. The funeral, which was a public one, took place on Thursday at Llanaber. The Rev J. Gwynoro Davies officiated at the house and at the graveside. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Urban District Council was held at the Council Room on Tuesday, to dis- cuss the electric lighting question. The following members were present:—Messrs J. Morgan, Meredith Evans, Rbys Jones, H. Wynne Williams, Capt. E. Richards, Ed. Williams, W. Owen, D. E. Davies, W. George (clerk) and R. Llewellyn Owen (assistant clerk).-Capt. E. Richards was voted to the chair.—The Chairman said that the water and lighting committee had met the week previous but postponed the meeting to that day for further de- tails as to the scheme.—The Clerk then read two letters, from Messrs Wardon Stevens and Baker, Lease and Co., Parliamentary agents, two com- panies who tendered for the lighting scheme. The proposals of the latter company he (the clerk) thought were very reasonable and feasible and that an opportunity was now being afforded them which should not be given away. The Council require a special loan and this company was prepared to help the Council to receive the loan. Further it guaranteed to pay any deficit that may happen in the working of the scheme.— Mr J. Morgans wanted a company that would undertake to work the scheme apart from being in conjunction at all with the Barmouth Council. Furthur, be considered the price of 7d. the unit as very dear, and much dearer than the price of gas. -Mr E. Williams considered it the duty of the Council to enter into negotiations with Baker, Lease and Co., and try and come to an under- standing.—Mr Rhys Jones said that the quality of the gas at Barmouth was not what it should be and that it was too dear. He seconded Mr Williams's proposition that they should enter into negotiations with this Company.- Several members spoke favourably of the scheme, and the following resolution was passed unani- mously :—That the Council express approval of the scheme contained in the application of Messrs Baker, Lease, and Co., and was prepared to enter into negotiations with them as to the working of the scheme. Also that a letter be addressed to the other applicants, Wardon, Stevens, and Co.. to the effect that the Council was in negotiations with another company, but if they wished to submit proposals the clerk would bring same before the Council to be considered.-A communication had been received from the Local Government Board sanctioning the lean of zC91, repayable in five years.
DOLGELLEY. GUARDIANS' FINANCES.—At the monthly meet. ing of the Dolgelley Board of Guardians held on Saturday, Mr R. Hughes (Felinewydd) presiding, Mr W. J. Williams (Dyffryn) presented the report of the Finance Committee which showed that the ) Guardians had the substantial credit balance of .61,048 and that the next calls were not due until the middle of November. The Guardians voted the following donations: Dolgelley Nursing AssociatioD, X2 2s.; Towyn Nursing Association, ±■1 Is.; Barmouth Nursing Association, £1 1s.; Shrewsbury Eye Hospital, £ 1 ls.-fhe tender of Mr Hugh Williams, Dolgelley, was accepted for a new female vagrant ward at the Workhouse. DR. E. JONES' SCHOLAR8HIP.-The Dr Edward Jones' Memorial Scholarship (awarded to the best boy or girl candidate) has been won by Harriet Jones, Murpoeth, who thus becomes a pupil of Dr Williams' School. All who knew the late Dr Edward Jones recollect the keen interest he took in all educational matters, and especially in those connected with Dr Williams' School for girls and the County Sohool for boys. To this he added a warin affection for Dolgelley and intonse pride to those who reflected credit upon their native place by their life and work. His knowledge of the value of education caused him to take a deep in- terest in boys and girls who won by their own efforts a share in higher education and were thus enabled to equip themselves more efficiently for the battle of life. The memorial scholarship i. therefore a peculiarly appropriate method of keep- ing green the memory of a man with such views and sympathies. APPROACHING MARRIAGE OF MR. FITCHARB. A marriage has bean arranged between Mr J. S. Fitchard, lately of this town, and Miss Doiofchv Logan, Jersey The wedding is to take place at Jersey on the 21st October. Mr Fitchard 2Eas for many years a prominent figure in all kinds of sports and was always to the fore, when he could, by his musical talents, and otherwise render assistance m a good cjMse. During the last four years, Mr Jf itchard has done a fair amount of globe trot- ting and it may interest some to learn that when he was out in Jamaica, he made arrangements for purchasing a large fruit plantation, but on coming home to wind up his affairs, he learned, much to his disappointment at the time, that the property had W"'1U V tor mm IU cyclone which passed over the island practically demolished everything on the plantation. Mr Fitchard has now taken over a flourishing business in London and it is the sincere wish of the many friends he made hore that the future may have every happiness and prosperity in store for him. PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.-Before Messrs C. E. Munro Edwards, Edward Griffith, Richard Wil- hams, Col Scott, and Dr Jones.-Claude Ingham, Failsworth, Manchester, and John Waterhouse, Manchester, were charged with having on the 6th September unlawfully fished in the Dovey with rod and line for trout without a proper licence. The case was proved by William Banning for the Fishery Board. Fined Is. and costs.-Richard Williams, for being drunk in Bridge street, nn thp GSlth September, was fintd 2s 6d and; cots, and for being drunk and incapable while in charge of a horse on the 30th September was fined 28. 6d. without costs.—Richard Jones for being drunk in charge of a horse was fined 5s. and costs. -The charge against John Jones of being drunk on the 11th September was dismissed —E T Jones and T. W. Evans for fighting on 12 Septem- ber were bound over in the sum of X5 each to be of good behaviour for six months.—Joseph Reynolds for being drunk and disorderly on the 9th Septem- ber, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.—Robert Jones, Gibraltar, Barmouth, for being drunk and dis- disorderly in Queen's square on 21st September, was fined 5s. and costs. The case was proved by bapt Jones.-Robert Jones was charged by Supt Jones with being drank and disorderly on the 30th September in Bridge street. Defendant was ordered to appear at the next court.—John Ernest Blwyddyn, for being drunk and disorderly on 29th September, was fined 5s. and co its.
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. MR CARNEGIE'S GIFT. A meeting of the Town Council was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday, there being present the Mayor (Councillor E. H. James), presiding Alder- men Peter Jones and E. P. Wynne, Councillors R Doughton, Jno Jenkins, Wm. Thomas, G. Fossett Roberts, T. Davies, Samuel, Capt Jones, and Danl. Thomas, with Mr A. J. Hughes, town clerk, Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor, and Mr H. L. Evans accountant. MR CARNEGIE'S LIBBARY GIFT. The Town Clerk read a communication from the private secretary to Mr Carnegie, Skibo Castle, Durnoch, in which he stated that Mr Carneo-is would be glad to provide £3,000 to erect a free library building for Aberystwyth, if they adopted the Free Libraries Act, levied the maximum rate for the maintenance of the library and provide a site. The reading of the letter was received with applause.—Mr Samuel moved a resolution that the council desire to express their sincere gratitude to Mr Carnegie for his munificient offer and that they had pleasure in accepting the offer oa the conditions named, and that a committee be appointed to con sider the question of a site. Proceeding Mr Samuel said the corporation had in the past done all it could to maintain the library as efficiently as possible. The number of readers had greatly increased and the books had so accum. mulated that the assembly room was too small and they had been very fortunate in securing premises in Pier street. The arrangement, however, was only temporary and it was to be hoped the town would now be enabled to possess a building worthy of the offer and of the town.—Mr C. M. Williams as an old member of the Library Committee, seconded the resolution proposed by Mr Samuel It was very interesting, he said, to look back upon iolr; °ry the library 1U Aberystwvth. In 1867 there was what wa3 termed the Aberystwyth Literary Institute and working men's reading room and the officers connected with it at that time were the Rev. E. O. Phillips (chairman), Mr David Jones N. and IP. Bank (treasurer), and Mr G. B O. Halleram (secretary). In 1871 a public meeting was called to adopt the Free Libraries Act and the Council were enabled to put it into operation on October 13th, 1874, when a ler-din* library was opened in Compton House with Mr Edward Hughes, Portland street, as librarian. In 1882 it was removed to the old assembly room where it remained until September last. In 1879 the total number of books issued was 9,293 and in March last 23,000. In 1874 the libr'.r, coasted of 1,400 and now 4,703 volt m To shew the keen interest the Council took in the library they each year issued a precept for £100, I though at that time a penny rate did not produce a sum anything like £100" They had not latterly received the full product of a penny rate, but this year it was hoped they would do so. One pleasing feature in connection with the library now was that a better class of book was read, and there was a special department for young people.-The pro- position was carried with applause, and the town clerk was directed to reply to the Committee in the terms of the resolution. THE RHEIDOL EMBANKMENT. AJetter was read from the Vale of Rheidol Rail- way Company with reference to the above, sayin- if the Corporation could do the work as economi. cally as the Company could, there was no objection to the Corporation carrying out the work, the Company bearing their portion of the cost. Any further delay would be the fault of the Council.- Mr Williams hoped there wculd be no delay. THE MEDICAL OFFICER. Sanction to the re-appointment of Dr. Thomas as medical officer of health to th, borough received from the Local Government Board. THE TOWN REFUSE HEAP. Dr. Harries, Terrace Road, wrote that in the interests of public health and the welfare of the town he ventured to urge the Council to take steps to abate the nuisance arising from the town manure heap, which was constantly giving off volumes of pestilential vapours which, naturally'or unnaturally, undermined the health of the in- habitants and materially increased the death rate which, at present, was far from creditable to the town. The sooner some scheme different from the present was adopted the better it would be for all concerned. In the course of a eenversation with Mr Wm. Thomas, the latter suggested tip ping the refuse into one of the deep ravines on the Devil's Bridge line, a scheme which seemed quite feasible sanitary and not costly. However, he trusted that the existing menace to the health of the com. mittee. mittee. THE BANDSTAND. Mrs Egberts, Gloucester House, Marine tere.ee appeared before the Council with reference to the bandstand on the Pramenade. She said the curtain placed up to shelter the bandsmen in the evening was allowed to remain up in the day and ob. structed the views of the sea to her visitors The stand was also a play ground for childret on the Sabbath and a gate should be put across the entrance. Attention had been previously called to the matter, but nothing bad been done-MrW Thomas said the matter was a small one and should be dealt with immediately. The curtain should be taken down -It was understood that the surveyor should see to the matter. PUBLIC WORKS. Pnt!tewav Jrnes submitfced fche report of the Public Works Committee which was adopted — The report was as folW-The question of the placing of Poplar Row into a proper state of repair was considered and your Committee instructed work Thf Tn ne>y°l t0 d0 certain temporary ^he T°wn Clerk was instructed to serva nobeauppn.the owner of the house abutting on the io,,u jeading from Llaubadarn Itial to Cambrian r H' calling upon him to forthwith remove tbe barbed wire recently placed there by him T submitted by the owners of the Waterloo ° r additional buildings at the rear the Hotel, and abutting on Bath Street were considered, and your Committee recommend the same be approved. The application of Mr T W Powell, on behalf of the trustees of Shiloh Chapel' to reduce the charge made for water power for the purpose of blowing the organ at the said chapel was considered, and your committee recommend IS p6 ?renouus ^solution be rescinded, and the scale of charge be as follows :— £ 4 for a supply 0f water up to 160,000 gallons, and 6d. per 1000 quantity USed in excess ^ond that FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr Wynne submitted the report of the Finance Sh°etTa"db?ir-?:e°f:n8 wment °f department! f'lQd io .revenue account (town epartment;, £ 194 18s. 3d.; waterworks £ 7 1* aa burial board, £ 2 6s. lid.; 'b.rougl fa^i £ 30 t 2s'4d°a street C-C°Dnti (pfome*ad« extension), £ 454 <43. td. • street improvements, £ 11 9« I/q\.K fund account, £ 6 a total of«M 3, houses £ 3'? Aa ia and workmen s aous^s, bs. 7d.; a total of £ 567 6s 2r? £ 'e ?0^mifc.fc?e ^commended that the time w'ithin which Mrs Margaret Jones, of Graiggocb, is re. quired to complete the buildings agreed to bp erected by her on her premises at Graiggoch be extended to the 12th day of November, 1904. Mrs Mary Anne Edwards, of 2, Crefftwr road, Abery" twyth gave notice of her objection to the renewal of the lease of No 39, Cambrian street, to her DavuM f Davies- The application of Mr David Lloyd for the renewal of the lease of hi* property, being No 30, Portland elreet Is ± be granted tt8 oomn,it'ee recommend^ the same Mr T RR HARBOUR COMMITTEE. committee-r^LSni'th •ep°rt °? thia warehouses and premises on fto/10'10^!0 qUlt the the Corporation,PanTn0w Sd bvT' and Aberdovey Steam Packet Abei7stwJfch thereof be given to the said com nan v"7 Th tenan1t.s cation of the Aberystwyth nnril Ah" j The apph- Packet Company asking the Oorporation to reduce the harbour dues charged on the a.s. Countess of Lisburne was considered and tha 0 gretted they cannot see their w f Committee re- application The committ(> 7 t0 aCCede to the the borough surveyor^? • ? re°°mm0nde<l that next meetlnJ instructed to report to the David's Whfrf iMr C0Mmw !r °U Stabe °f Sfc reference tote WW ."J? Countess of Lisburne, on which a f^,° r declined said he did not think it was S that preference should be given to one g other. He should like the matter referredbaT IT" shonld not like anybody to H° treating the steamer unfairly Thf ?7 referred hack to the comS'jT W&S T\,r m T\ A FAELen WALL. Mr T Davies called attention to a wall u had fallen on to the roadwav in pJI V wbleh it w»s agreed that tb. IKoa™# | should be called to it. 6 °wner»
FLANNELETTE AGAIN.—Early on Monday morning in College Green, Ivor Jones, the little child of Mr and Mrs Lewis Jones, sustained shocking burning injuries. It is believed that the child fell on to the fire place, and being dressed at the time in his flannelette nightshirt, was immediately enveloped in flames. On its mother extinguishing the flames it was found that the poor child bad been terribly bcwut from the left side of the face downwards. Every^ attention was given, but it died on the following day. An inquest was held on Tuesday by the deputy coroner, Mr Guthrie Jones, Dolgelley. Mr J. M. Jones was foreman of the jury.—Dr Griffiths; stated that at 7 a.m. on Monday, he was called to see the child. After haring taken it up- stairs he found that it had received fearful burns an the chest, right and left thighs, chin, and to uader parts of the ears. He dressed it, and he and Dr Rowlands called in later. The child however succumbed to its injuries at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. Evidence having been given by the mother the jury returned a verdict of death from shock the result of burns accidentally received. The funeral takes place on Friday. BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY—A meeting was held in the English Chapel on Thurs- f *u connection with the above association, i.e Rev- J. Williams presiding in the absence of the Rev T. R. Jones. The Rev T. R. Ellis, Port- madoc, addressed the meeting on behalf of the association in English and Welsh in a very able manner, and also spoke of the good work done in India, where be was a missionary for seven years. Addresses were also given by Mr Meyrick Roberts, Rev J. H. Symond, and Rev Humphrey Williams (secretary). The latter referred to the great loss they had sustained in the death of their late re- spected treasurer, Mr Daniel Daniels, Pantyneuada, whose duties have now been entrusted to his nephew, Mr H. Haydn Jones. There were X45 free contributions taken in the Towyn district. SCHOOL MANAGER'S MEETING.—The first meet- rg of the school managers of the Towyn District was held at r!RRA_ATY echool tm.Mon.dav. nadec the auspices of the Merioneth Education Committee. Present, Mr W. R. Wynne, J.P., Mr J. M. James, Rev. R. R. Williams, Messrs William Jones, Aber; J. Evans, Dolangwyn M. Thomas, Corris; T. Foulkes Jones, Llwyngwril; J. Hughes Jones, Aberdovey; Thomas Jones, C. School; E. L. Row. lands, Aberdovey; E. Rowlands, Pennal; J. Roberts, Prefenmawr; Michael Roberts, Aberlle- fenny; J. Evans, Bryncrug and H. Jones, Maes- pandy.-Letters regretting their inability to attend the meeting were read from Mr H. Haydn Jones and Mr Anwyl, Llugwy.-Mr E. L. Rowlands, Aber- dovey, was elected chairman; Mr Foulkes Jones, Llwyngwril, was appointed olerk pro tem. A letter from the clerk to the local authority was considered. It was decided that the appointment of a clerk, and also of a school attendance officer should be left to the following committee: The Chairman and Clerk; Mr Rowlands, Pennal; Mr Thomas Jones, C. School; Rev. R. R. Williams. It was decided that a resolution be sent to all headmasters asking them to submit a list of books and all other requisites for the use of respective schools to the sub-committee above named, in order that they may consider same and report to the General Committee. The following appointments of persons to sign the school register were made :—Pennal, Mr 0. Jones; Towyn, Mr J. W. James; Corris and Pantperthog, Mr Morris Thomas; Aber, Mr W. Jones; Aber- dovey, Mr E. L. Rowlands; Rhoslefain, Mr Ffoulkes Jones; Aberllefeni, Mr Michael Roberts; Llanegryn, Mr W. R. Wynne; Tynybertb, Mr Pugh Jones.— An application from Miss Williams, Abergynolwyn School, to be relieved of duty was granted, and Miss Mabel Ellis, Bryncrug, was appointed to do duty at Abergynolwyn until a mistress is finally appointed.-In answer to a question by one of the members as to letting of the schools for enter- tainments, concerts, etc., it was decided that it should also be left to the sub-committee in order that they may draw out the necessary regulations. The next meeting is to be held at Aberdovey, it having been decided that the meetings should be held alternately at Towvn and Aberdovey.