I DINAS MAWDDWY POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS. Letters distributed at 8 a.m. Post closes at 3.25 p.m. No delivery on Sunday. RELIGIOUS SERVICES. Parish Church at Mallwyd, ii mile from Dinas. Three Chapels at Dinas :—Calvinistic Methodists- Pag tor, Rev. W. Williams; Independents-Pastor, Rev John Hughes; WesL-yan, no resident pastor. Service varies. 1, PLACES OF INTEREST. There are not many places of interest. Perhaps the most important are the places which tradition assigns to the exploits of Gwylliaid Cochion Maw- ddwy (The Red Banditti of Mawddwy), a gang of thieves which infested this neighbourhood in the six- teenth century. Baron Lewys Owen, of Cwrt, Plas- yndre, Dolgelley, was killed by them about four miles from here on the Cann Office road, at a place called to this day Llidiart y Barwn" (The Baron's Gate). There is also a mound on a farm called Collfryn, about three miles from Dinas, which is said to be the place of execution of about eighty of these thieves. The mountain called Arran Mawddwy is about six miles from here. There are no professional guides. ACCOMMODATION. I Public-houses are closed at 10 p.m. There are two public-houses and one hotel at Dinas and one hotel at Mallwyd. FISHING. The valley from Dinas to Cemmes is called the valley of the Dovey, as it is drained by that river. Tickets for trout fishing may be obtained from Mr Burman, Buckley Arms Hotel, on the following terms —2s. 6d. daily, 5s. weekly, lis. monthly, and 21s. for the season.
GUIDES TO ABERYSTWYTH AND BARMOUTH. PRICE 3d. ABERYSTWYTH: WHAT TO SEE, AND HOW TO SEE IT. A Concise Pocket Guide to all Places of Interest in Town and District. PLAN AND VIEW OF THE TOWN. TIDE TABLE AND DIRECTORY. PRICE 2d. BARMOUTH: WHAT TO SEE, AND HOW TO SEE IT. Compiled on the same plan and of the same size as the Aberystwyth Guide. MAPS OF THE DISTRICT. TIDE TABLE. To be had at Cambrian News Office, and of Bock- sellers. By Post £ d. stamp extra.
ESTABLISHED 1867. ROBERT J. ROBERTS, 9, COLLEGE GREEN, TOWYN. Family and Dispensing Chemist, Grocer, Stationer, &C. ^ealer in Fishing Tackle, Jewellery, and Fancy Agent for W. and A. Gilbey's Wines. M. HOWELL JOES, A.P.S., FAMILY AND DISPENSING CHEMIST, (By Examination) TOWYN. DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY DISPENSED, PATENT MEDICINES, TOILET REQUISITES. PERFUMERY, [114 SPONGE BAGS, &c. A. EVANS, (Late of Red Lion Street) 7, COLLEGE GREEN, TOWYN. BooTS AND SHOES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, SANDSHOES OF ALL SIZES KEPT IN STOCK, REPAIRS NEATLY DONE ON THE — PREMISES. [115 KOWJLAND GWYNN PK10J3, WINE AND SPIIRIT MERCHANT, WHITE HALL VAULTS, TOWYN. I CHOICE WINES AND SPIRITS. FAMILIES SUPPLIED AT WHOLESALE PRICES. r botOes ^u'nness's celebrated Dublin Stout, in small casks and Age n't fk"'y recommended for private familit s and invalids. Ales also in „PP'S ar'd Bass's Bottled Pale Ale and Light Dinner Snaoii 8ma11 always in stock.. U.B. in8 an^ well-ventilated Billiard and Smoking Rooms. paid for casks, hampers, and bottles must be returned or ]H3 T. DAYIES, MEIRJON HOUSE, I MAENGWYN STREET, I TOWYN, GENERAL MERCHANT, GROCER, AND PROVISION DEALER. ST. CAD VAN'S WELLS AND [ BATHS, [ TOWYN. TRESP, famous old Wells are thoroughly renovated, enlarged, jence for Hot w ey,ery m°dem appliance and conven- Waiting Rooms. VaP°Ur Bath"« With ^rough^tUwtiAa\iItues of these waters are 400 well known instances of wm™™7^mr £ uTOm,n??t- Numerous and startling Of the Spine fro™ Rheumatism, Gout, Rickets, Affections Muscular PoWM temng of the Bones, Nervous Diseases, Loss of Obtained 'General Debility, Varicose Veins, &c., can be I | ATTENDANCE—6 A.m. tilt 9 p.m. or further partlCualars apply to the Proprietors. [110 Established upwards of thirty years. "THE BOOT" BAKEHOUSE AND PROVISION STORES, CORNER OF JBANKWELL STREET, AND RED LION STREET, TOWYN. Fresh Bread Daily. ^t^^adEggs&c. me Cured Ham and Bacon &c. ^43 S. EVANS, I FAMILY BUTCHER, PORTHGWYN, TOWYJN. 1 BEEP, MUTTON, of «. LAMB & VEAL, 01 wie Finpot r\ 1. Pric y °nly Killed, and Sold at nCeS^ [144 CAMBRIAN HOUSE, TOWYN. TAILORING AND DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT. JOHN MAETHLON JAMES has in Stock a Large Assortment of Welsh Shawls, Tweeds, Flannels, &c., &c. MOURNING PROMPTLY EXECUTED. THE CAMBRIAN HOTEL has been lately converted into a Private House. Apartments will be let with all conveniencies, including Coach House and Stable on Moderate Terms. Apply to JOHN MAETHLON JAMES, [100 GENERAL DRAPER & OUTFITTER. BRY.N-Y-MQR, TOWYN. COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENTS. FOR TERMS—ArrLY TO MRS STEALEY.' THE HOUSE stands in its own grounds, close to and facing the sea. The view of the surrounding Mountains from the grounds is very grand. Sandy beach and safe bathing. ]I12 CORBETT & RAVEN HOTEL, TOWYN. MRS. H. WIL-LIAMS, PLAS EDWARDS, TOWïN, MERIONETH, COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS. Plas Edwards stands in its own grounds, and com- mands a beautiful view of Cardigan Bay and the surrounding Hills and Vales. [117. MR. W. ROWLANDS, AUCTIONEER AND VALUER, TOWYN, R.S.O. BUSINESS STRICTLY ATTENDED TO. R. DANIEL, FAMILY GROCER, TEA FLOUR & GENERAL PROVISION WARE- HOUSE, FANCY BREAD & BISCUIT BAKER, CONFECTIONER, &c. PONY TRAPS FOR HIRE, ST. CADVAN'S BUILDINGS, COLLEGE GREEN, CORNER OF CHURCH STREET, TOWYN. I can confidently recommend my 2/- & 2/6 Tea, for Excellence of Flavour, Purity, and Strength. Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Cake, Meat Pies, &c. RUTHIN CELEBRATED LEMONADE AND GINGER BEER. R. W. JONES, BOOKSELLER, 35, HIGH STREET, TOWYN. Agent for the London and Liverpool Daily and Weekly Papers. APARTMENTS TO LET. [122 TREDEGAR ARMS, TOWYN. BURTON Beer, Porter, and Spirits. Accommodation for strangers. RICHARD ROWLANDS, PROPRIETOR. JOHN HUMPHREYS, TOWYN. Coal, Timber, Lime Cement, Bricks, Pipes, Ridge Tiles, Chimney Tops, and Manure Agent. [123 CAD VAN HOUSE, TOWYN. PRIVATE APARTMENTS. Cadvan House is within 2 minutes' walk of the Rail- way Station, and 5 minutes of the Beach, and is now replete with every comfort. Spacious Coffee Room. Well-furnished Sitting Rooms and Bedrooms. TARIFF ON APPLICATION. J. EDMUNDS, Proprietor. R. ROWLANDS & SON, PAINTERS, GILDERS, DECORATORS AND PICTURE FRAME MAKERS, TOWYN. [127 D. & J. DANIEL, GENERAL AND FURNISHING IRONMONGERS, HIGH STREET, TOWYN. Sporting Ammunition and Fishing Tackle of every Description. Hip and Sponge Baths for Hire. [103 LIVERPOOL HOUSE, (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), TOWYN. Grocery and General Provision Establishment. Prime Welsh Mutton and Lamb. Fresh fish weekly during the Summer Months. Pure Milk twice daily, Fresh Butter, and Eggs from theHome Farm. Home-cured Bacon, Fresh Fruit, and Hams. Note The Address. J. W. EDWARDS, LIVERPOOL HOUSE, (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), TOWYN. MRS. E. HUMPHREYS, 1, PIER VILLA, TOWYN, Merioneth. COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS FOR VISITORS. N. B. —Uo I, Pier Villas stands in close proximity to the Beach and Railway Station, and commands a splendid view of Cardigan Bay, Cader Idris, and the, surround- ing hills. [119. MRS, HUGHES, No. 1, PLAS EDWARDS, TOWYN, Merionethshire. Visitors accommodated .with Comfortable Apartments facing Cardigan Bay. and commanding a fine view of the Sea and Surrounding Mountains. Excellent Salmon, and Trout Fishing within an easy d-stance. [118. MORRIS JAMES, BUILDER & CONTRACTOR, TOWER VIEW, NATIONAL STREET, TOWYN. Apartments to let. [101 "JOHN WHITAKER, FAMILY GROCER AND PROVISION DEALER, 44, HIGH STREET, AND CORNER OF STATION ROAD, TOWYN. ALSO PONY AND TRAP FOR HIRE. [125. S. EDMUNDS, MANCHESTER HOUSE, TOWYN. DRAPER, TEA DEALER, MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING ESTABLISHMENT. All variety of fancy goods for Visitors kept in stock. Comfortable Apartments, with sea and Mountain Scenery. [104 THE BEST HAND-MADE PAPERS OF ALL SIZES, FOR SOLICITORS, MAY BE HAD AT THI "CA-.NlBr-,I.,tN ,NEWS" PRINTING WORKS, ABERYSTWYTH.
TOWYN. GENERAL INFORMATION. Chairman of Local Board, Mr James Webster, Aberdovey clerk, Mr W. R. Davies, Dolgelley sur- veyor, Mr P. H. Hughes medical officer of health, D. F. H. V. Grosholz; sanitary inspector, Mr Edward Williams, Aberdovey sub-inspector, Mr John Jones. Towyn. Chairman of School Board, Mr James Webster, vice-chairman, Mr W. W. Jones clerk, Mr P. H. Hughes; attendance officer, Mr John Owen, Aberdovey. Chairman of Burial Board, Mr Owen Daniel, clerk, Mr Edwin Jones. Managing director of the Dysynni Gas Co., Mr F. J. Collingwood, Rhyl; secretary, Mr P. H. Hughes. POSTAL INFORMATION. Delivery commences at 8 a. m. and 7 p. m.; one de- livery on Sunday at 10 a.m.; box closes at 5.20 p.m. Postmaster, Mr John Jones. BANK. National and Provincial open Friday afternoons. Manager, Mr H. Lloyd Jones, Machynlleth. PLACES OF WORSHIP. St. Cadvan's Church (English and Welsh services), Rev T. Lewis, vicar Wesleyan Chapel, High-street, Rev G. Jones, (Welsh and English services during summer); Presbyterian Chapel (Welsh), Rev J. H. Symond Presbyterian Chapel (English), Rev R. H. Morgan; Congregational Chapel (Welsh), Rev J. Roberts; Baptist Chapel (Welsh), Rev H. Williams. FISHING. SMmon and trout in the Dysynny by. ticket; the river is only i of a mile from the town. Trout in the brooks of Rhydyronen, Pandy, and Dolgoch, and also in the river Fathew, as well as in the Caethle brook flowing through the Happy Valley. The Dysynni rivpr, ordy three quarters of a mile from the town, is, by common consent, considered a grand river for salmon, troiifc, gwyniad, mullet, and bass. The nocturnal fishing for bass is of rare novelty, easily acquired, but never to be forgotten. The seashore, the free- man's sporting greund earns with fish of various de- scription, such as mullet flounder, plaice, turbot, bass, &c., which at times are taken in quantities in the evenings by means of foot nets. This is a source of much amusements to visitors so is the deep sea fish- ing, with lines thrown out of beats, which take people out to sea from the beach. Gurnard is often plentiful, so is mackerel, take, cod, codlings, whiting, and rays. From the sea. is obtained a magnificent view of the lofty range of mountains that encircle the Vale of Towyn. The trout fishing in suitable weather is in many places free and excellent. The pools of shallow water left on the shore when the tide is out afford children and others fond of shrimpring capital sport. WALKS. Towyn, the birthplace of hospitality, the cradle of the athlete, the battlefield of the brave, and the resting-place of saints. These characteristics were won before the foundations of most watering-places on the coast were laid, aud it is not too much to say that they have been retained untarnished to this day. The plain upon which Towyn stands is girded on the west by Cardigan Bay, along whose shores the sands are smooth, level, and firm for an extent of six miles. The place is open to the soft south breezes, and sheltered from the cold winds of the north and east by a high range of mountains. The rainfall is very small, the subsoil dry, and thoroughly drained by an underlying bed of gravel. Bathing is safe at all states of the tide, the water getting gradually deeper, the shore free from holes, and the sea from currents. PLACES OF INTEREST. St. Cadvan's Church, originally built in the 6th century, is a remarkable structure, and contains many ancient and interesting objects. St Cadvan's Well of historic fame; the mineral springs of Rhydvronen. The remains of the encampment near Bryncastell, and the Roman fort near Talybont. Ynysymaengwyn one mile from the town, the seat of the Corbet family for long generations, and one of the residences of Mr J. Corbett, M. P. for Droitwich. Peiiiartli. -Four miles from the town, the ancient home of the Wynnes. The library contains possibly the most interesting collection of books and MSS of any in Wales. Dolaugvjyn.—(Three miles from the town). The perfect specimen of the Elizabethan style of archi- tecture. Bo(ltalog.-(Tlie sunny spot), mile and a half from the town, with its numerous legends of love, murder, and ghosts. Glyndtcr's Cave. -(Three miles from the town), where the celebrated warrior sheltered from the reverses of fortune. Dolgoch.—(Four and a half miles from the town) with its beautiful waterfall and elegant railway bridge spanning the chasm, wherein the waters rage. The Beacon Rock. -(Three miles from the town) with its tall warning signal indicating the dangers of the causeway, upon which so many gallant ships have been wrecked. The old manor house of Talybont from which Llewelyn, last native Prince of Wales, wrote some of his famous letters. Craig yr Aderyn (Bird's Rock).—(Four and a half miles from the town). The bold and rugged rock stands overlooking the valley through which the Dyssyny river runs along its zigzag course, and is re- puted to be the greatest haunt of cormorants in Wales. The echoes on this rock are truly wonderful. Further on is Castell-y-Bere, on a bank overlooking Llan- fihallgel-y-Penllant, and is worth while inspecting. The Happy Valley, distant only three miles from the to.vn, which is refulgent with sunshine in the day, and the scene, if tradition be true, of fairy love and dances at night. There are lead mines worked by the Romans the rocks to this day bear marks of their cunning handicraft. At the top of this beautiful vale is the Bearded Lake, about which there are as many tales told as there are days in the year. It is sublime in its loneliness, and its "black still deep waters are awful to contemplate. In the purling stream that flows out of it. the silver trout revel, and are a source of pure delight to the amateur sportsman. All these interesting places are easy of access along roads and walks carpeted with green, adorned with honeysuckle and primroses, and perfumed with the odour of roses. Straight to the east from the Corbet-square, along the Bryncrng road, within a mile of the town, is Ynysymaengwyn; follow the road another mile, you come to Bryncrug turn to the left on Pontfathew and walk in a northerly direction for three quarters of a mile, and the Manor House of Talybont, and a bridge over the Dysynny river of the same name, are reached. Follow the main road for a short distance and Cefncoch, a hospitable inn, is found, and some few hundred yards further east lies the village of Llanegryn, which seems to shelter from the storms of life between the hills to the west, and the majestic trees of Peniarth to the east. Con- tinue on this road, with the broad vale to the right and Bird Rock standing in grim romance in the back- ground, Pantygarth is soon reached. The River Dysynni on both sides of this bridge has afforded the fishermen more sport than can be told in this paper. Having arrived at this point, the journey must be continued eastward along a road teaming with in- teresting sights. On the left is Peniarthuchaf, the picturesque country seat of Major Stuart. Caerberllan and Castell-y-Bere, with Cader Idris looming in the giddy height, are ahead. Start again from Corbet-square, Towyn, to the north along Gwalia-road, after following which a short distance the views of the sur- rounding country unfold rapidly. At a distance of about a mile is the River Dysynni, the estuary of which affords the safest boating for amateurs and children. Here, also, at times is witnessed the ex- citing scene of taking the mullet, or jumping fish. by means of several foot-nets, into which the shoals of fish are driven by beaters but the wily fish, when thus cornered, often avoid capture by jumping over the heads of their pursuers and the top of the nets. Still, they are sometimes taken by the hundreds. Having arrived at this point and looked at the fishing with nets and rods, there remains a choice of three delightful walks. 1, Follow the varying course of the river as far as the high water level, clese under the Ynysymaengwyn garden wall, there, with permission, turn to the right, face the south and follow the path that leads through the trees to the Bryncrug main read, which is struck by the lodge gate only a mile from town. 2, Cross the river by the ferry boat stationed near the tanyard, and the ferryman will point out the way to the Beacon rock which passes Penywern and Fronnewydd farmhouses, and from the rock the views are simply magnificent. 3, Follow the southern side of the broad estuary to the sea, then cross the river by the railway bridge, walk the shore to the land end of the causeway and ponder a fleeting moment whether this conglomeration of boulders running seven miles out to sea, and called Sarn y-Bwch, is the work of man or of nature. Having settled this point, proceed along the shore for another mile and the entrance to Owen Glyndwr's Cave is reached, with which, and the sights of far-off Snowdon and the shrimping and prawning ground under feet inter- persed with the haunts of crabs, lobsters and conger-1 eels, the hours glide away like a dream while the history of the fugitive warriors and the tales of ship-, wrecks pass through the mind, and the prawns and shrimps are passed to the bags. From Towyn to Aberdovey along the hard smooth sands is a four- mile walk full of interest. The Talyllyn Railway (narrow gauge) is a panoram*. the whole length. The third station is Dolgoch. From the terminus (Aberganolwyn) the walks to both Talyllyn, the world renowned fishing station, and to Llanfihangel y-pennant are wild and romantic yet easy to travel. The ascent of Cader Idris may be easily made from either place, a feat that may be accomplished by leaving Towyn by the 9.30 a.m. train a.nd returning by the 5.10 p m. train. There are lover's lanes in every direction and paths over almost every dew-spangled mead. The walk from the town along the Aberdovey road as far as the old toll house, is full of interest. Here the main road divides take the one on the left passing under Bodtalog trees on one side with a full view of Caethle on the other. After a beautiful walk of a short length, Melinllynpair is reached and then the beauties of the Happy Valley open to view, andthere the traveller is left contem- plating a scene not easily forgotten.
MESSRS. THOMAS & CO., (Late REES & Co.) MEDICAL HALL, ABERDOVEY, Agents for Bass's and Allsopp's Pale Ale, Dublin Stout, &c. Gilbey's Wines. Crosse and Black well's Goods. Jams—James Keiller's, &c. Cakes and Bis- cuits-Peek, Frean and Co. Agents for Ellis' Ruthin Mineral Waters. Wills' Bristol Tobacco. Cigars- Foreign and British. Cigarettes. Patent Medicines. Groceries—Tea. excellent, 3s. per lb.; Coffee, in Tins and Loose, Is. 8d. per lb. Pickles, Potted Game, Hams, &c. Goods not in stock will be obtained on the shortest notice. [159 FURNISHED HOUSE TO LET FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER ON THE TERRACE, ABERDOVEY, Containing 3 large sitting Rooms and 6 Bed- rooms.—Address, 200 Cambrian, News Office, Aberystwyth. [224 THE BUCKLEY ARMS HOTEL, DINAS MAWDDWY. FOR TOURISTS, FAMILIES, and COMMERCIAL GENTLE- MEN. Within a minute's walk of the Mail way and Telegraph Stations. Beautifully situated in the Picturesque Valley of the Dovey, and as a Fishing Station perhaps unsurpassed in Wales. The Hotel is newly-furnished throughout, and its Fittings will harmonize with the most improved and modern taste. Cleanliness is guaranteed. Moderate charges Jmav be relied or.. Posting. Head Quarter Bicrcle iL- Cyclists Touring Club. Billiards. JAMES INSULL BURMAN, PROPRIETOR. 46]