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BAKMOUTH. THE MAILS,—The mail train on Saturday ar- rived an hour-aiid-a-half late. It was the old story of the lateness of the L. and X. W. at Avon Wen. FALL OF A WALL.—On Saturday afternoon, the recently-erected wali supporting the new road ]ead- ing from Hanlith-terrace to Xorthfield building land, not long ago laid out and drained for building, fell suddenly. The wall is now being rebuilt. PLATE GLASS |Y\ I;<DOW BROKEN.—On Wednes- day week when one of the market carcs was being turned towards home, the horse became res- tive and backed against Buxton House Grocery Stores. The wheel came in contact with the shop wIndow and a large square of plate glass was broken. The was insured. STNDAY SCHOOL TRIP.—On Monday about 300 scholars from Rhostryfan C. M. Chapel, near Car- narvon, v; Ith their friends, paid Barmouth a visit. The day, with the exception of a thunder storm and rain falling between twelve and one o'clock. was fine and the excursionists seemed to enjoy their annual outing. The schoolroom under Caer- salem Chapel Wet, placed at their service in which to part ike ot the good things brought with them. PERSONAL.—The Rev R. Ernest Jones during the past week had a slight attack of ijlness which prevented him from taking the service at Christ Church on Sunday. His place was filled by the Rev J. Richards, Cape! Coch, Llanberis. Mr Jones has much improved in health during the last few days, but is ordered by Dr J. 0. Williams, his medical adviser, to take complete rest for a few weeks. ACQUATIC. — On Saturday the lifeboat was launched in the presence ot a large number of visi- tors. A number of boat races was alio fixed, but hsd to be postponed in consequence of the wet weather. They came off on Monday. In the afternoon two men in a boat, it is said, collided with one of the buoys in the Estuary and upset their boat. Tney were thrown into the water from which they were rescued by a boatman whom they suitably rewarded. A BREAKDOWN.—On Tuesday evening while one of Mr D. E. Davies's char-a-bancs was returning home from a trip to Cwmbychan Lake, a slight accident occurred to the vehicle when coming down the hill near Penybont. None of the pas- sengers were hurt, but all had to be brought to Barmouth in hired coaches from Llanbedr which caused delay in the return journey which, ro doubt, was not objectionable to the passengers, as it gave them more time to survey the enchanting scenery. HIGH TIDE.—With the sudden change in the weather with rain and high wind, the tide on Fri- day morning was the highest seen here for some time. Along the beach and the quay, visitors con- gregated in large groups for the purpose of seeing the high waves and breakers. Not a few of the spectators got drenched, to the great amusement of those who were not drenched. Nevertheless one lady was heard to say to some of her friends what a delightful scene it was and that it was a pity it did not last for a whole week. STREET LAMPS.—On Saturday last, to the satis- faction of not only the townspeople but of visitors as well, the street lamps were lighted for the first time this season. After the last full moon was over the days seem to be greatly shorter. To all appearance before this time next year the town as well as the houses will be lighted with elactricity. Would it not be well for the committee of the Easter eisteddfod to offer a prize for a treatise on the improvement and progress that have taken place in the town since the reign of our Queen, which, no doubt, would be very interesting to both young and old ? ACCIDENT.—Early on Tuesday an accident which might have been serious occurred in connection with the new traction engine drawing a truck heavily laden with mixed goods for Harlech and Talsarnau. Near Ceilwart, where there is a rivulet running under the main road, and when the engine was passing, the road gave way, causing a large gap in the main road. Luckily both the engine and truck had just gone over the part before the fall occurred, otherwise it might have been serious. No damage was caused. The cost of repairing the road will not be of much consequence unless a new culvert will have to be erected in order to avoid any further col'apse taking place through the weight of the locomotive. HARBOUR TRUST. — The adjourned quarterly meeting of the Trustees was held on Thursday, August 4th, there being present Alderman Lewis Lewis (in the chair), Mr John Evans, Captains Edward Lewis, William Morris, John Garnet, Evan Griffiths, William Jones, the Harbour Master, Treasurer, and the Secretary. — Mr Blackburn having left the town, the arrangement to treat for a lease of Ynys-y-brawd and permission to erect a drwbride over the estuary near the Bath House, has fallen through.—The Secretary was instructed to write to the Clerk of the 8.S. Telephone Company asking for further con- tribution to meet the expense incurred in pro- viding a channel for their boat to proceed to the unloading berth at all tides. — Aa application was received from the local branch of the Lifeboat Institution for permission to remove the barometer from it3 present position on the harbour property to a more suitable place and the application was granted.—An exchange of land for the purpose of erecting a tower at the back of Penycei-cottages will, it is expected, be completed shortly, a tower on that spot to view the bay being much needed.— The Harbour Master complained of drains near Aberamffra Harbour, the outlet of which did not reach the water at low tides.—The Committee of Works were requested to visit the place and if necessary to draw the attention of the Urban Dis- trict Council to it.—Bills were ordered to be paid. —In respect of Penrhyn road, the Trustees do not intend taking sides for or against, nor offer any evidence in regard to it.—Complaints having been made of children creating a nuisance on the harbour ground laid out in front of the Last Tavern and Penlan, the Secretary was instructed to see Sergeant Williams and ask him to have the same abated. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH.—Present Captain Evan Richards, in the chair Councillors H. Wynne Williams, O. W. Morris, John Richards, Edward Williams, Wm. Owen, R. W. Jones Messrs W. George, clerk and John Adams, surveyor. HACKNEY CARRIAGES. P.S. Williams, inspector of hackney carriages, reported that Mr J. M. Jones and Mr David Wil- liams had been plying for hire of charabancs with- out having a. licence and that a chimney had been allowed to go on fire.—The Clerk read the law on the subject and suggested that the owners should be given twenty-four hours' notice to take out a licence and if the owners did not comply that pro- ceedings should be taken.—Mr Morris did not see why the same people should have notice continu- ally. Others took out licences and it was not a case of ignorance and proceedings should at once be taken.Ir John Richards proposed and Mr Morris seconded that proceedings should be taken. Mr Wynne Williams did not see that the taking out of licences improved matters, for the owners who had licences annoyed people by touting as much as those who had not.—The Clerk presumed there had been no touting or there would have been a report to that effect.—Mr Wynne Williams said the owners were always touting and not one of the owners had been on the stand.—Mr E. Williams proposed and Mr Owen seconded that twenty- four hours' notices should be given.—Mr Morris said that the Bylaws Committee held a meeting to endeavour to come to an arrangement with the car proprietors when Mr Dd. Williams said he had not taken out a licence and did not intend doing so. It was on that account that he did not think it advisable to be lenient.—The Chairman thought the drivers ought also to be licensed and that the police should have power to see that char-a-bancs were not put in the charge of Dick, Tom, and Harry. Char-a-bancs should be in charge of com- petent drivers. —On hearing Mr Morris's statement, Mr Edward Williams and Mr Wm. Owen with- drew their amendment and it was unanimously agreed to take proceedings. It was also agreed to proceed in the case of chimney-firing. SURCHARGE. Mr Owen Owens having been sent for to show to the Council why a surcharge of £2 and against him by the District Auditor should not be enforced and he net attending, it was re- solved to adhere to the Auditor's report. OUTFALL SEWER BILL. The Clerk reported that the bill in regard to the litigation over toe outfall sewer had recently been before the Taxing Master. Plain- tiff's bill was £1,175 14s 2d, of which £435 4s was taxed off, leaving a balance of £74,0 10s 2d. There were, however, several items pending and he hoped the bill wouli be still further reduced. After giving illustrations to bear out his allegation that the payment, had been exceedingly lavish, Mr George thought their friends on the other side were somewhat angry and would put in an execu- tion immediately on receipt of the allocatur giving the exact amount due. He had therefore called a special meeting in order that arrangements might be made to deprive them of that luxury. The Chairman said the Council were pulling hard against the stream and some day, he hoped, they would get to the top. •(Laughter.)—Several mem- bers complained of receiving information concern- ing the bill from the other side, Mr Wynne Williams remarking that he was told that the bill had been taxed and that the bailiffs would be in possession on Friday. The members thought that a special meeting ought to have been convened on receipt of the bill and the fixing of the taxation.— The Clerk explained that time would not allow the calling of a special meeting.—On the proposition of Mr John Richards, seconded by Mr David Davies, it was agreed to accord a vote of thanks to the Clerk for his successful taxation of the costs.- The Council went into committee for the purpose of making arrangements for payiug the bill when tavation is complete. CATHOLIC CHURCH BAZAAR. On Tuesday afternoon a bazaar was held in the Assembly Rooms in aid of the new Catholic Church it is purposed building at Barmouth. The mission was opened in the town about fourteen years ago, the services held only during the summer months. An iron chapel was erected in Park-road about eight years ago and some three years ago the mission was continued all the year round. The priests in charge were Father O'Donovan and Father Baggaley, the resident priest in charge at the present time being Father Wilcock. The new church will be of masonry and will probably Ibe built cn the same site at a cost of something like £2,000. Acc; mmodation will be provided for about 150. About f200 been already obtained towards the £2,000 and the object of the bazaar was to provide an additional sum. The interior of the Assembly Rooms had been prettily fitted up for the purpose and the work largely devolved upon Lady Radcliffe, Rudding Park, Yorkskire Miss Sparrow, Wrexham Misses Wilcock, St. Helens Miss Boyle, Upper Bangor, and Mrs Middlehurst, St. Helens; Sir Percival Radcliffe, Father Wiicock, atd othtrs of the male persuasion merely acting as hewers of wood and drawtrs cf to the ladies. e bazaar was formally opened on Tuesday aftprnoon in the presence of a fair congregation, in- cluding Sir Percival Radcliffe and Lady Radcliffe, Dr and Mrs Lloyd, Tynycoed, Mr Edmond, Bod- uwen, Mr Robert Jones, North and South Wales Bank, and othErs. Father Wilcock introduced Bishop Mostyn, D.D,, the vieir apostle of \ales, who was present to open the b.izaar. In doing so, Father WILCOCK said that his Lordship had attended under many difficult circumstances to oblige the members of the Church at Barmouth. Bishop MOSTYN said the task he had come there to perform was cer:ainly a pleasing one to him and one which he supposed was of some importance in regard to the welfare ofjthe bazaar, for he presumed if that bazaar was not opened in a proper manner, ladies and gentlemen present would not consider that they were justified in spending their money. Time was a matter of great importance for any bazaar and he hoped that the moments of that bazaar were to be golden moments. He should therefore be as brief as possible in his remarks. Another reason for brevity was that he felt many present were anxious to spend all their money or, at least, all they had brought with them, on the good and beauliful things they saw on the stalls round about. (Laughter.) He, however, should just like to explain the object of tha bazaar. Those who lived in Barmouth or who visited that pretty place knew the poor little iron building used for Catholic worship in Park-road. That iron building had done good service both at Oswestry where it stood before removal and also there at Barmouth. It had endured the storms and the rains for many years and, unfortunately, like many of them, it was beginning to show signs of age and decay. The roof was getting thin and defective and let in the rain and after taking advice, the conclusion had been reached that it would be waste to much money on the build. ing. (Hear, hear.) In those circumstances, Father Wilcock, the energetic priest who remained there at his post in winter and summer, who remained there through thick and thin, through storm and sunshine, had undertaken the arduous task of building a church either of stone or of brick. (A VOICE: "Stone.") He hoped it would be stone. It was only last October that he thought of erecting the church and that day he said that apart from the money he expected to realise by the bazaar, he already had in the bank nearly £200. (Applause.) His (the Bishop's) earnest wish for Father Wilcock was that he would succeed in building his church and in building it soon, and with that end in view, that bazaar was held. (Hear, hear.) He had no doubt that the residents of Barmouth would gladly welcome a building of more imposing character than the iron structure now in use. An iron church was some- times a useful article, but it was never very sightly, and he was sure that those who lived in Barmouth would be glad tc. see a building which would be an ornament to their already pretty town. (Cheers.) Those who had experienced the incon- venience of the place—the heat of summer and the cold of winter—would, he was confident, do all in their power not only to collect funds for that laudable object, but would also try to make that bazaar and other efforts in the same direction suc- cessful. (Cheers.) He was pleased to learn that there were a great many present who came to Bar- mouth to enjoy the fresh sea breezes aud the beau- tiful scenery of the town and i's vicinity. His earnest wish in their regard was that they would benefit by their visit and that they would return home with a firm re- solve to come again next year. (Hear.) He knew that they were present at that bazaar to give the promoters of it a helping hand, but he hoped they would forgive him if he reminded visitors that one of the principal objects in view in building that church was to provide, accommodation for visiters The Church at present had but a small congrega- tion in the town, though before Ions they hoped to see it largely increased, but it was felt that if they built at all they shruld provide accommodation sufficient for those who w;-re likely to come. (Hear, hear.) He therefore asked visitors to be as generous as possible in providing a church which not only would be of use to them in future years, but the means of bringing the consolations of holy religion to those who resided in Barmouth all the year round. (Cheers.) A vote of thanks having been accorded the Bishop for attending, on the proposition of Mr EDMOND of Bodowen, seconded by Sir PERCIVAL RADCLIFFE, his Lordship formally declared the bazaar to be open and led the way to the stalls. The central position of the room was fitted up with about half-a-dozen stalls which were heavily laden with useful and fancy articles such as are usually found at bazaars. A well-appointed stall was presided over by Lady Radcliffe with the assist- ance of the Misses Radcliffe, Miss Gosf Jrd, and Miss M. Thunder. Another stall which was very attractive in its decoration and the quantity of goods on sale was that presided over by Miss Wilcock and Miss L. Wilcock, who were ably assisted by Miss Walmeslpy Cotham and others. The other two main stalls which were pressed down and running over with useful and fancy articles were presided over by the Misses Sparrow and Boyle, who were assisted by Miss Stewart, Master Findley, Miss Stevenson, and others. A refresh- ment stall was presided over by Mrs Middlehurst and there were, several remunerative attractions including a shooting gallery, a gallery of fine art3, bran pies, and other accessories. The Royal Magnets gave several songs and selections of music were performed at intervals by an orchestral band. The bazaar, which was opened on Wednesday by a distinguished visitor, was well attended and realised a fair sum towards the Church building fund.