TRfcUARO.V SCIENCE ANP AKT Sm-KSSES —The following successes are recoMnl 1 y pupiU M the County i S,-hool firs class Hugh Li yi, | D. J. Edwards, T. fli(,iiias second clas* Arthur '1 honrns. Li y L 'A'ah f 1 Evans, D. 0 Da.vies, L>»\ i■ Wil iams, U.iviis D. Jones, aod David Davits?. Ch**m.stry, first, class T. H. Davies, Sarah Anne Dalies, HeibiTt Duties, D. 0. Davies, ,Ju<- p: J. Edwards, T. Kicnarui, and Lx y L.UJ a; .-I-c.CI class: John Thomas, Aitour Thomas, and W. D. Davies. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY. Al"T 2n"L'.—Present Mr D. J. Williams, Caron L uer, churmac, pn sidi' • Mr Hugi HM'oe-t. N-.nt- cwnlle, vice-chairn. M-ssis P. n; L. -yu Blaenpennal Richard James, Caron Low«r R. Jones, Caron Upper Daniel Lo lwick, Gartheli David Davies, Gor-*ydd; William re", Gor wydd Thomas Davies, Gwynfil Peter Davies, Llangeitho John Oxenp, L'anbadaru Lewis Oliver, Yspytty Ystwyth Charles ilk Ystrail Meurig the Rev T. R. Morgan, Ll*dro i Upper Messrs Jenkin Lloyd, clerk Rees Rowlands, relieving officer; and M. Morgan, master. bttthstirs,—Out-re! let administ-reii during tue past fortnight, per Mr Rees Rowlands, i:40 S" Od to 14S paupers corresponding period laH year, f39 Us Od to 147 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight. 16 bring a decrease of 9 as compared with corresponding period last year. Number of inmates in the Hous-, 29 as compared with 24 corresponding period last year. The Hou-c.—The Visiting Committee reported having inspected the Workhouse on July 19th and found everything in good order. The front of the House, however. required renovating and the Com- mittee recommended thac it should bi paintril. The Committee also suggested the purchase of ladder3 for the House.—The Guardians resolved t > have the House painted, but deferred the question of ladders. Flii'ini•p..—Cheques to the amount of E200 were drawn. — The Board rose after a short sitting. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.-A meeting of the Council was held after the Board, Mr Ricnard Jones, Caron Lower, presiding, and there were present those members in attendance at the Guardians' meeting. Tr^inron Wat-r Supply. — Correspondence relating to this matter was read fi, iii the Caron Lower Parish Council and the Council, after dis- cussion, deferred further consid-ratiou to the ordinary meeting. In"lectors R,,Iort. The Inspector's report was read and instructions given to serve notices in ali cases necessary.—The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr Arch in regard to Forest-buildings and Cwmcarfan and pointing out that unless immediate steps were taken to put the dwelling-houses in a habitable condition, legal proceedings would be taken without further notice. Fin mice.—Cheques amounting to about £70 were drawn.—There was no other business of interest.
CHARGES OF PERJURY AT TREGARON. OXE OF THE ACCUSED COMMITTED TO THE ASSIZES. At a special police court held at Tregaron on Tuesday, Avarina Parry, Henbant, Lledrod, Thos. Parry, Henbant, Lledrod, farmer, and Mary Parry, Ynysforgan, Lledrod, were charged by Henry Jones, Eggergors, Lledrod, farmer's son, with having committed perjury at the Tregaron Petty Sessions on June 28th. Wm. Ellis, Llauio- fawr, Llanio, farm servant, was charged by Avarina Parry with having committed perjury on the same date and at tie same place. The perjury was alleged to have taken place during the headng of an affiliation case in which the young woman named Avarina Parry was the complainant and Henry Jones, the (lefen,-Iant. One of the witnesses for the defence, named W. Ellis. then stated in evi- dence that when he was in service at complain int's farm complainant's two uncles, T. and M. Parry, and himself slept in the sa,ne room as complainant. Complainaot and three witnesses swore pisitively that this was not the case and that complainant always slept in a room by herself. The Bench decided to dismiss the case, Mr Wm. Jones, the chairman, stating that he took no part in the de- cision. Mr A. J. Hughes, solicitor, who appeared for Henry Jones, then applied for warrants on a charge of perjury against the complainant and her witnesses, and before the Court rose Mr Wm. Davies, solicitor, who represented the complainant, applied for a warrant on a similar charge against W m. Ellis. Great interest was centred in the pro- ceedings and the Court room was crowded some time before the cases were called on. There were close upon fifty people from the Lledrod district present. Mr A. J. Hughes, solicitor, Aberystwyth, appeared for Henry Jones and Wm Ellis, and Mr Wm. Davies, of the firm of Messrs Smith and Davits, Aberystwyth, appeared for Avarina Parry, Thos. Parry, and Mary Parry. The magistrates present were William Jones, Esq., Ffosheulog, in the chair; D. J. Williams, Esq., Pencein John Jones, Esq., Cilpill; Richard Jones. E'q., Bont, and Dr Morgan. Superintendent Phillips siid the first case down on the charge sheet was the affiliation case.—Mr William Davies thereupon proceeded to open the case.—Mr Arthur Hughes, interposing, said the perjury cases should be taken first. It would be a hardship on the accused persons if the affiliation case was taken first.-The Bench decided to hear the evidence on the charges of perjury in tfce first instanie. The Clerk said it was necessary to have the charges against the accused taken separately.— At the request of Mr Davies, all the witnesses were ordered out of Court.—The Chairman, re- marking upon the number of witnesses by Mr Hughes, said at the last hearing of the affiliation case Mr Hughes only produced one witness, although he gave a list of witnesses. Was he going to do the same in this case ?—Mr Hughes re- plied that if he found it necessary to call but one witness he would call but one in this case as well. In any case he would exercise his judgment.—The case against Avarina Parry was taaen first. Mr Hughes then addressed the Bench and di- lated upon the evidence given in the affiliation case and in reference to the unblemished character of the witnesses he was going to call. The story to be unfolded was a horrible one, the young woman, Avarina, having for years been sleeping in the same room as grown-up men. It was hardly credible that such a state of things was allowed to exist m a civilized country in the nineteenth century. The first witness would be the Clerk to the Bench who would give evidence as to the de positions of the witnesses in the affiliation case. J. Ernest Lloyd, deputy clerk, said he ac,e,l as clerk to the justices at the Petty Sessions held at Tregaron on June 2Sth at which Mr William J one-, Mr D. J. Williams, and Mr Richard Jones sat as magistrates in an affiliation e ise in which Henry Jones was defendant and Avarina Parry was com- plainant. Avarina Parry, the accused, was duly sworn and gave evidence in support of the application. He took down her evidence in writing and also the evidence of William Ellis. William Ellis stated that he was at Henbant for four years and that he slept in the same room aa complainant and Thomas Parry and Morgan Parry. There were separate beds and he (Ellis) saw Robert Evans there often. In cross-examination, Ellis said that he slept in the same room as complainant, the latter not sleeping in a room by herself. Morgan Parry, Thomas Parry, complainant, and himself slept in the same room. There was nothing between them. The room where they slept was above the kitchen. In the other room upstairs the old people slept. Witness added that Avarina Parry was re called and re sworn, when she stated I have heard what hst witness has said," meaning William Ellis, it is not true as to what he has said about the rooms. I sleep in a room by myself and my grandfather' and grandmother sleep downstairs. I never slept in the same room as Thomas and Morgan Parry." In cross-examination, she said the room downstairs had been a bedroom for years. Her grandfather had not been able to go upstairs for years. She slept in one of the two bedrooms upstairs whilst the boy Ellis and Morgan and Thomas Parry slept in the other. Richard Roberts, Towyfechan, farmer, was next called He stated that his wife was a sister to Margaret Parry, the grandmother of Avarina Parry. He had been in the habit during the past fourteen or fifteen years of visiting Henbant once or twice a year. Dur'ng the greater part of that time he kept the Henbant sheep on tack. He generally went to Henbant about Christmas-time and had paid a visit to the farm in each of the past six years and remained there for the night. Tnere were two bedrooms upstairs and two rooms riown- stairs, the kitchen being one of the latter. Witness when he stayed there slept in the same bed as Thomas Parry in the room above the kitchen. In the same room there slept in another bed Morgan Parry and the boy William Ellis. There was still another bed in the room and in this bed Avarina Parry slept. He believed she slept by herself. He did not see anybody with her. He was it Henbant in March and slept there the night. He occupied the same be in the same room. The beds contained the same occupants with the exception of Ellis, whose place was now taken by another servant boy of the name of David John Owen. Avarina Pany slept in the same bed in the same room as on former occasions. On each 4 ccc<>-ion he had slept there during the past six years the room wrs occupied by five persons, four men, including himself, and the young woman, Avarina Parry.—Cross examined by Mr Davi-s *TVitne?P aid his wife had been dead for two years. He often slept from home and had slept at Esgair- aort. He had paid up a;l he owed to the tenant of this farm. He had never been summoned for drunkenness, nor had he been forced to remain at Aberystwyth overnight owing to being too drunk to er> home. Neither was it true that one day he wen< from Machynlleth to Towyn instead of to Aber-stwyth 'by mistake through being under the influence of drink. He could not return to Aber- ystwyth the last train having gone. On his l*Jt visit to Henbant the grandmother and grandfather si -pt downstairs. Three years might have elapsed since he slept at Henbant previous to March last, He di 1 not remember the .xact time he paid his visi s. it was not true that he was drunk when e wert to bed at litil)aiit last March.—In re- ti by Mr Hughes, he said he was (lot i drunk when he slept at Henh-int and even if he had been he would Dot he drunk in the morning vvhen he woke. (Laughter ) He maintained that ;1, h .1 slept on"; in each year during tne past six years at H He had slept on more occasions than c,nc when William Evans slept in the same room. Evan Jones. -er,aut at Graigwen Fay m, Llanilar, stated that he was a servant at Henbant for liiht- n i,i, t i,'t' Ltt,,fi left four years ago. During the tim tIe was there tie same pec ple lived there as now, James Parry Margaret Parry, Avarina Parry, Thomas Parry, and Morgan Parry. There were two bedrooms upstairs. In on" of the bedrooms there were tEree beds. Witness slept in a bed by himself. Morgan Parry and Thomas Parry occu- pied a bet in tne i-ame room, whilst Avarina P-rry occupied a third bed in the same room. The ad- joining room was occupied by the old psop'.e.—In cross-examination, witness said he had been in several places since he left Henbant. Wm. El is, Llanio Fawr. farm servant, next gave evidence. He stated that on June 2Sth he gave evidence in the affiliation case on behalf of 'he de- i iendant Henry Jones. He was a ser,atit at Henbant for about four years and left last November. Evan Jones, the last witness, Mas pre- viously in service at the farm. The family con- sisted of the grandfather, graodmother, Avarina Parry, Thomas Parry, and Morgan Parry. The old people slept in one of tie t'" 0 bedrooms up- stairs. The other bedroom was occupied by i Morgan Parry, Tnomas Parry, Avarina Parry, and himself. There were three beds in the room. Morgan and Thomas slept in one bed. witness slept II in another, and Avarina Parry in the thir I. Duriug the period lie %vas at Heiil)ant there Wag Do be(] downstairs. He knew Rich-rl Roberts, Towy- fechan, whom ne saw at Henbant on several occasions He came there about once a year and occasionally sl-pt there. Rnbrit? slep1, with Thos. j; Parry and Morgan Parry slept with witness. There was no other alteration. John Parry, sou to James Parry, the grandfather, stayed there about two years ago and occupied the same bed as Tnos. Farry, whilst Morgan Parry slept with witness. He remembered John George and Daniel Jones coming to Heutant l^st October and speaking to the old people. At that time the old people slept upstairs and at the time George and Jones came James Parry, the grandfather, was in his bed up- stalrs.-Io cross-examination, witness said he could not say exactly the time Richard Roberts slept at Henbant. He could swear that during the four years he was at Henbant, Robert?, who came about once a year, visited the farm at least three times. During the time he was there Elizxbeth Davits pii(I a visit to the farm and stayed there for a short time. The old people slept in one of the two rooms upstars. He had been provoked by several pers-ms that he was the father of the child of Avarina Parry. He had been speaking on several occasions to Rose Phelps, his sweetheart, but he never said to her that Avarina Parry could easily swear the child.—In further cross-examination, witness said that on each occasion Roberts appeared and slept at the farm he was sober. At this stage, Mr Hughes said he had a large number of wi nesses to call, but if the Bench were satisfiad that there was a case made out, he would not call more than one witness. David John Owen said he was now in service at Henbant, where he went last November. He cor- roborated the previous witnesses as to how many the family consisted. There were two bedrooms at Henbant when he went there. There was no bedroom or bed downstairs at that timp, but last February the parlour downstairs was utilised as a bedroom and the old people occupied that room. From November up to June, witness, when there were no strangers in the house, slept alone in one bed in the bedroom above the kitchen. In the same room in another bed, Thomas and Morgan Parry slept, and in a third bed in the same room, Avarina Parry slept by herself. In June she re- moved to the bedroom formeily occupied by the old people. Avarina Parry was confined in the roim above the kitchen, that was, the room in which witness and Thomas and Morgan Parry slept. Dr Hughes attended to her during her confinement. During the time witness was there about Christ- mas, Richard Roberts slept at Henhant for one night. He slept with Thomas Parry, witness slept with Morgan, and Avarina Parry slept by herself. In June, David Benjamin, joiner, made the neces- sary alterations in the parlour, so as to convert it into a bedroom. His (witness's) brother Evan slept with witness at Henbant for a fortnight last hitsuntide. During that fortnight, Avarina Parry Elept in the same room.—In cross-examina- tion, wituess said from June :2nd to June 27th he was at home with a bad foot. During the time he was home, Avarina Parry removed from the bed- room above the kitchen to the one formerly occu- pied by the old people. He had spoken to Thos. Jones, Penlan, about the case, but Thomas Jones had not told him what to say in evidence that day. Witness made no answer as to why he tixed upon February as the month when the eld people re- moved downstairs to sleep. Mr Arthur Hughes asked if the Bench were satisfied that a prima facie case liai been made out? As they were aware, this was but a preliminary ioquiry. Mr William Davies-I think myself that my friend is far short of making out a prima facie case. The Clerk said the point at issue was as to the l,pecAip&zic,it qf the rooms. That would be eufficient at the present stage. The Bench, before giving their 'decision, ad j Turned the Court for half-an-hour for luncheon. At the resumed hearing, the magistrates were joined by Dr Morgan. The Bench stating nothing to the contrary, Mr Hughes proceeded to submit further evidence and called a young lad named Evan Owen, aged ten, of Penlanfach, Ystrad Meurig. The hoy said he was a brother of David John Owen, the previous witness. He went to Henbant on Whit Monday and slept there for a fortnight. He slept in the same bed as his brother. In the same r Jom, Thomas and Morgan Parry and Avarina slept, the latter sleeping in a bed by her- self.—In cross-examination, witness said he was asked by the landlord of Penlanfach to go to Tre- garon Petty Sessions and to tell the truth. He could not say what month was Whitsun or what month it was now.—In re-examination, he said he knew that there were a number of holidays during the year such as Christmas, Good Friday, Whitsun. Thomas Ellis of Yuystorgan, a brother to William Ellis, spoke to having visited Henbant frequently during the last two years. He was several times in the parlour, which was converted into a bedroom last February. Witness happened to be at Hen- bant in January when James Parry, the grand- father, was taken ill. He occupied the room over tne parlour upstairs ani was attended to by Dr Hughes of Llanilar.—In cross-examination, he said he did not see the old people in bed, but had seen the old man go upstairs to bed on several occasions. David NVilliame, of Llwynmerchgwilym, said he remembered calling at Henbant in December, 1896, in company with Thomas Alban and Dd. Morgan, Thomas and Mrs Parry were in the house at the time. He did not see James Parry or Avarina Parry. They came there to collect money fortheuse of the Common, and Thomas Parry went upstairs to his father James Parry to ask for the money. When Thomas Parry came downstairs he paid the money.-In cross-examination, he could not sarear as to who spoke to Thomas Parry upstairs, but he could swear to the old woman telling Thomas to go upstairs to his father. Mr Hughes called Thomas Alban, but afterwards said he would not call him, as he did not wish to labour the case. Mr Wm Davies-Call him by all means. Mr Hughes-No, I do not think I will. He will merely repeat what ba-s been said. °nVu^8 Ttere a gooi.reason why you donot cal. him. I say call him. Mr Hughes-I ahall call whom I please. Evidence was afterwards given by John George, Bryngarw, as to having called one day at Henbant when he was informed that James Parry, the old man, whom he sought, had gone upstairs to bed. The son went to his father upstairs and returned with a subscription of 15s towards a memorial for a deceased church warden. In cross-examination he said he did not hear the voice of the old man Thomas Alban, Pwllpridd, Lledrod, farmer, was agiin called. He spoke to having accompanied David v\ illiams and David Morgan to Henbant for payment in resppct of the Common. He heard Mrs Parry tell Thomas the son to go upstairs to his father who was iu bed. He heard conversa- tion upstairs and Thomas afterward came down and paid the claim.-In cross-examination, witness said he did not hear Mrs Parry tell her son to go upstairs where the money was kept. She heard him asking him to go to his father. Witness went to Penbont six years ago with the Vicar of the par sh to assist in making out the will of James Parry. He had been at Henbant some years before on a similar errand, the old man having made several wills. Daniel Jones of Esgergors Farm, a brother to Henry Jones, the complainant, next gave evidence. He remembered accompanying John George to Henbant in October last. There were at the farm at the time of his visit the old people, Avarina, and Thomas and Morgan Parry. George and wit- nesi called for a subscription towards a memorial fund. James Pariy, the old man,who was upstairs in bed, give his son 15s towards the object.—In cross-examination, he said he had no idea as to the dates of his previous visits to Henbant. John Richards, in the employ of John Davies, saddler, Tregaron, said he was engaged at Ynys- forgan Farm from 1893 to 1895, being there about eighteen months. He frequently visited Henbant during that time and noticed that there was no bed in the parlour at the farm. Witness said he used to tease Avarina Parry about her sweethearts and she said she could not go out sweethearting through Old Thomas sleeping in the same room as her.—In cross-examination, witness said he never slept at Henbant. He was subpoenal! that morning, the summons being handed to him by Dauiel .Joms, the previous witness, a brother to Henry'Ji nes. Evan Davies, Brynsae., Lledrnd, railwayman, sail he had a conversation with Mrs Parry last Frbruary in the presence of Avarina Parry. In reply t > his inquiry, Mrs Parry said her husband was in better health than usual. She added that that moruing they had brought the bed from the room upstairs down to tne parlour.—In cross-exam- ination, witness saH the ganger over him wa< the father of the two lads named Owen who had given evidencetl at day. Mis Williams said she was the wife of the Yicar of Lied rod. She was at Henbant iu the spring of | 1S94. She found Mrs Parry in a bedroom upstairs by herself. AI a. i, a PHry was in th.. other room ujsta rs. She did not see how many beds there wtre in Avarina Parry's room.—In closs,examina iion. witness said she had not been upstairs in Henbant since then. The Chairman remarked that if all the witnesses had been called at the affiliation case, these proceed illIL's %vot,,I,l Ila, c I)e(,n unnecessary. Mr Hughes hoped that the Cnairman would give him crelit of having acte 1 to the best of his ability in the matter. T 11 li.e i^i ainnan — i no not oiame you au. Davi I Ellis, Commins, collector of income tax ind land tax, said he was at Henbint in January )r February of 1897. WniUt he wa-c there James Parry complained of feeling ill and he was assisted ipstairs to his bed by Thomas Parry and Avarina Parry. Mr Hughes said that was his case. The Cl-rk then read the charge to Avarina Parry ind Mr Davies, on her behalf, said she had no state- men': to make. Mr William Davies, opening the case for the defence siid he had taken part in many cases, but he lmi ncvir heard a weaker and more feeble prose jution than the one which had been brought for- ward that day. The evidence started with Richard Roberts, who was one of the most pitiable objects that he h-id ever seen in a witness box. First he 3 -.id he had slept once every year at Henbant and afterward said he could not say whether he had slept there during the three years previous to March. All the witnesses for the prosecution were certain as to one date only. As to other datfs, when questioned they said tnty had no idea. He hoped the Bench would put no credence on the evidence of the lads Owen who hardly understood the n tture of an oath. The evidence was all of a parroty styl-i and practically finished with the depositions of Daniel Jones, Henry Jones's brother, who failed to swear as to any dates except one. It was a very flimsy case indeed and, on the evidence, he did not see that a prima facie cise had been made cut. He left it to the Bench to state whether it was necessary for him to call any witnesses for the defence. The Chairman-Yes, please we will hear both sides. Thomas Parry, uncle of Avarina Parry, was the first witness for the defence. He renembered Rd. Roberts visiting Henbant last March. It was not during Christmas. Roberts sl. p" with him on the occasion of his visit.—Mr Davies questioned wit- ness as to whether he was called that night to take Roberts from a certain public house when Mr Hughes objected.—In further reply to Mr Davies, witness said Avarina Parry blepc that night in the bedroom above the parlour. She was alone.—In er,s-i-examina-icn by Mr Arthur Hughes, witness said he was summoned to attend that day on a charge of perjury. He adhered to the statement which he made at the hearing of the affiliation case. Dr Hughes attended upon his father and also upon Avarina when she had the child. The doctor attended upon her in the room above the parlour. He never thought that Dr Hughes would De a most important witness at that days' pro- ceedings. There was no witness to come forward that day who was not a relation of their family. Richard Robert had not slept at Henbant tor many years previous to March. He was saying what was untrue if he said he had been there for several years since then. All the other witnesses said what was untrue. He was the only man who sp ike the trtth. (Laughter.) David Ellis said what was untrue in saying that he had assisted his father upstairs to bed. He had not slept up- stairs for four or five years. At the time of the visirof Mrs Williams, his father might have been sleeping upstairs. At the time of the visit of John George and Daniel Jones in Occober last, witness's father was in bed in the parlourdownstiirs. HediJ not go to his father at all as he had spoken to him before as to what sum to give. Elizabeth Davies, Bank Maldwyn, had slept at Henbant when the child was born, but they had not brought her there that day to give evidence. His brother, John Parry, had slept; at Henhant three years ago, but he was not there that day. All who were to give evidence that day as to the bedroom arrange- ments were members of the family. The parlour was converted into a bedroom four years ago. Evan Davies said what was untrue if he said his mother stated in February last that that was the day they removed the bed from upstairs to the parlour. His mother was not in a tit state to travel to Tregaron that day.In re-examination, he said they kept their money upstairs. Mrs Wildams probably said what was true when she said that his mother slept upstairs in 1894. Mary Parry, Ynysforgan, aunt of Avarina Parry, who next gave evidence, said she was at Henbant when Avarina, her niece, was confined. The child was born in the bedroom above the parlour. Witness last summer slept on several occasions with her niece at Henbant and on one occasion on three successive nights. They slept in the room above the parlour.—In cross-examination, witness said that the parlour was converted into a bedroom for her father and mother. She maintained that this was true even if a thousand people said anything to the contrary. (Laughter.) The Chairman said the Court would be cleared if there were any further ebullition of that nature by the public. They had no right to be present at all. Dd. Morgan, Ffosgoi, who accompanied Thomas Albm and David Williams to Henbant in regard to the payment in respect to the Common, said he did not then understand that the old man slept up- stairs.—In cross-examination, witness said he could not svear that the old man was not upstairs.— In re-examination, witness said he went to Hen- bant about four years ago to borrow £2. It was about nine at night. The old m'ln was then in the pirlour. He thought he was in bed, but could not swear that he was, as he did not enter the parlour. Thomas Parry, the son, went to the old man in the parlour for the money. He could not say where the old people slept during the past two years. The parlour had been fitted up ais a bedroom. Mr Arthur Hughes tnen replied, stating that as it was a criminal case he had the right to do so. He stated that a shameful amount of perjury was going on at county courts, petty sessions, and other courts, and in this case he thought the charge had been proved up to the hilt. On the evidence adduced, it was perfectly clear that the young woman Avarina Parry had slept in the same room as grown-up people for at least four years. Having remarked upon what he considered cruel and un- duly severe cross-examination of Richard Richards, Mr Hughes referred to the evidence ot the lacts Owen, and said that all the accounts given were consistent and showed which side was telling the truth. The chief witnesses on the other side could not alter their account as they would prove by their own words that they were guilty of perjury at the last Court. Dr Hughes, John Parry, and Elizabeth Davies, who would have formed most important witnesses, had not been summoned by the defence. They would be able to state once and for all as to whether Avarina Parry occupied the same room and was confined in the room where grown-up men slept. On the evidence, it was indisputable that a prima facie case had been made out. Mr William Davies explained that the old people, Mr and Mrs Parry, who were eighty years of age, were unable to attend the Courr, Tregaion being situated too far from their home. Their evidence on commission could be taken, however, and sub- mitted later. Mr Hughes said evidence on commission could not be taken in criminal cases and the Clerk up- held this view. The Bench deliberated in piivate and the Chair- man, giving the decision, said the magistrates were unanimous of opinion that the Clse was one which should be inquired and looked into and they com mitted the accused, Avarina Parry, to take her trial at Carmarthen Assizes. Mr Davies inquired whether the Bench would proceed with the charges against the two other accused or the charge against Ellis ? He was pre- pared to go into it. The Bench decided to adjourn the hearing of the other cases to the ordinary meeting of the Court to be held in three weeks. Accused, Avarina Parry, was then bound in the sum of 120 to appiar at the Assizs, and David Morgan and David Parry were bound in the sum of f20 each as sureties.—The Court rose after sitting for over six hours.
TALFRONT AGRICULTURAL SHow.-The agricultural show has been postponed from Wednesday, September 14th, to the following day, Thursday, the 15th. PETTY SESSIONS.—The monthly sesssions were held on Thursday before J. Francis and J. M. Wil- liams, Esqrs.»—The Bench were occupied for some time in the hearing of an affiliation case.—Thomas Griffiths, Penybont, Talybont, tailor, was next charged by Supt Phillips with having stolen the sum of 2s 6d by means of a trick and by false pre- tences from Uwen Morris at Talybout. -Through unavoidable absence of a witness the case was ad- journed.—A case in which J. M. Jones of Bar- mouth was summoned for non-payment of poor rate was compromised.
The Cambrian Railways Co. have made the following awards for the best kept stations on their system—First, Mr Pryce, Tylwch second, Mr Standbury, Pontdolgoch; third, Mr Jones,Overton; fourth, Mr Gough, Ellesmere fifth, Mr Griffiths. Llanfihangel.
M-A.("flyiNLLETH. FISHING.—The heavy rains have piov ldecl good sport in the Dovey for the fishermen. Many visitors are staying in town for the purpose of fishing. TEMPKRANCE.—A temperance meeting was held at the Englsh Presbyterian Chapel on Sunday afternoon when an address on that hubject was de- livered by the Rev David Jones, Cardiff. The rev. gentleman also preaehtil at the same chapel in the morning and evening. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.-Tlie following have al- ready been nominated as governors of the Inter- mediate School by the parents of the children Mrs Davies, Maldwyn House Messrs \V. M. Jonej, Johu Thomas, and T. R. Morgan. The three first nam»-d are old members. The election will take place on August 16ch. MICAH AGAIN IN TKOCBLK.—At a special police court before Major Bonsall, Edward Rees, and — Hughes, P'sqrs., John Micah was charged by P.S. Hanit-r wit i having been druuk and disorderly on Saturday night.—The case was proved and he was fined teu shillings and costs, being given a week in which to pay. FAIP, -Ti,e fair known as Fair Awst was held on Monday. The dealers in attendance were numerous, but the farmers complain of the smail- ness ot tne prices. ine sale oi store cattle was slow, but for cows with calves, which were sold mostly to l.cal purchasers and not to English dealers, there was a good demand. Considerable excitmpnt was caused in the afternoon by the arrest of alleged p ckpo2ke^9. URBAN DISTRICT COTNCIL.—A special meeting of the Council was held ou Tuesday when, in the absence of the Chairman. Mr Richard Rees was voted to the erair.-Tiiere were also present Messrs l. W. Griffith, Edward Rees. Richard Owen, J. M. Bretzf, John Thomas, W. M. Jones, E. Gillart, R. Gillart, and T. R. Morgau, Mr J. Rowlands, clerk, and Mr J. Jones, surveyor.—The Clerk sub- mitted the estimate for the current year, showing an estimated expenditure on public works, scaven- ging. sewerage, &c., of jL70 lis Od on the roads, £ 145 6s proposed works and improvements, ;E30 public lighting, £93 15s; waterworks (including salary ot reservoir keeper, £ 22 4s, fencing reservoir, £ S, pipes, &c.. and labour, £ 40), &70 4s salaries of officers, £ 112; establishment charges, £ 40; elections, £ 3 10s iuterest and instalments to be repaid, £ 305 19s contingencies, £ 60 Ss 6d balance due to the Treasurer, JE85 8i 6d— total, £1,017 2s OI-It:'Es waterworks loan, £ 150; repayment by County Council in respect to salaries, fl5 lents of water closets, £ 5 nett, E847 2s—To meet this expenditure it was agreed to levy a three shilling rate.—It was stated, in reply to Mr Gillart, that this was a lower rate than that of any other town in the locality.—It had been decided not to include the amount re- quited under the Library Act in this estimate, the amount of £23, which the penny rate would bring in, being consioered quite inadequate to meet the expenses which have to be incurred at the com- mencement and it being thought advisable to first uf all make all necessary arrangements for starting the library, such as the provision of the building, &c. With this object it was decided that all the members of the Council should form a committee to go into the matt r.-Mr R. Lewis was re-ap- pointed ai collector.—The new bylaws dealing with new ttreets, buildings, &c., were presented and, on the m3tion of Mr E. Gillart, seconded by Mr Richard Owen, it was agreed that the seal of the Council should be affixed.-Plans of new cottages proposed to be built by Mr Ed. Morgan, at Tanrallt, were passed. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH.- Present: Mr N. B. Owen, chairman, presiding Mr D. Evans, vice-chaiiman Messrs John Davies, Darowen John Morgan, Uwchy- parreg Richard Owen, Isygarreg Humphrey Jones, P,nnal John Owen, Meredith Jones, Towyn Edward Davies, Llanwrin J. Hughes Jones, Aberdovey John Davies, John Rowlands, Machynlleth William Jones, Aberdovey John Watkin,. E. M. Jones, Llanbrynmair; William Evaos, Glyndwr Richard Hughes, Penegoes D. Evans, clerk; J. Jones, master; Daniel Howell aud Willian Jones, relieving officers. Statistic*.—Out-relief administered during the past fortn'ght: Machynlleth district, per Mr John Jones, £1 í 12s 9d to 68 paupers Pennal district, per Mr Wm. Jones, 1:29 9s Od to 97 paupers Darowen district, per Mr Daniel Howell, £ 40 18s Od to 157 paupers. Number of inmates in the House, 39 last year corresponding period, 36. Number of vagrauts relieved during the past fortnight, 44. The Hou^.—The Master reported that Edward Austin had been admitted into the House from Towyn. He had been abused and was unwell. The Relieving Officer would give fuller particulars. Mr Bircham had paid a visit to the House and reported in the visiting book that a cabinet should be provided for the purpose of keeping the chil- dren's clothing. The dead house shoul i be kept clean and not used for any other purpose.—The Master, on bring questioned, said they had been without a cabinet for years and the matter had not been mentioned by Mr Bircham before. In regard co the dead house, a hen happened to stray into the house and that was what Mr Bircham saN. (Laughter.)—Nothing was done in the matter. Poor-La,v Conjereiire.-A communication was received asking the Board to appoint representa- tives to attend the Poor Law Conference at Bangor in September and subscribe the usual amount (7s 6d) towards the expense. This amount was made up by means of subscriptions by the Guardians pre- sent and the Cha rman and Vice-chairman were appointed to attend. Lunacy I?Ppo)-ts. -Reports as to the state of the lunatics from the Union were received from the North Wales County Asylum and the Carmirthen Asylum. Pl inting —Two tenders for printing the abstract of accounts were received and the lowest was accepted. Arrears of Contributions.- The Board passed a resolution to the effect that proceedings should be taken against the overseers of each parish whose contributions had not been paid in before that day week. The Case of Austin.—Mr William Jones, relieving officer, was questioned as to this case.—A bill was received for attendance for thirteen days on Austin before his removal at the rate of 2s. 6d. a day. A bill of f4 4s. 4d. was also received for his keep, attendance, washing, &c., at Bryncrug prior to his removal to the Workhouse.—Tne passing of these bills were deferred for further enquiries. The expense in connection with his removal to the Workhouze and the fcod ordered for him by the Relieving Officer was however agreed to be paid by the Board.—The Relieving Officer, in reply to a question, said the man was removed with the sanction of Dr Rowlands. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD ENQUIRY. On Tuesday morning an enquiry was held at the Town Hall by Mr Walter A. Ducat, Local Govern- ment Board inspector, touching the application of the Urban District Council for sanction to borrow 93.000 for the purpose of carrying out sewerage works and a scheme for the disposal of sewage. Among those present were Mr J. Rowlands, clerk to the Council; Mr D. Phillip Jones, assistant clerk; Mr Kirby, engineer Mr John Jones, surveyor Councillors Richard Owen, Richard Rees, Edward Rees, John Thomas, J. M. Jones, R. Gillart, E. Gillart, J. M. Breeze, Henry Lewis, T. R. Morgan. G. W. Griffith, Messrs Edward Morgan, David Jones, W. D. Lewis, J. Ci Aston, R. Lloyd, E. L. Evans, and Mr A. J. Martin (of the firm of Messrs Cameron, Commin, and Martin, Exeter, patentees of the septic tank system). Considerable public interest attaches to the application because of the new departure in the treatment of sewage which is proposed to be made by the adoption of the septic tank system. This system, which is the invention of Mr Cameron, city surveyor of Exeter, has of late attracted a good deal of attention owing to the great advantages which it is claimed to have over the old treatment. The process adopted is to pass the sewage into tanks specially fitted to hasten natural decomposi- tion and to liquefy all animal and vegetable solids. These latter being thrown into solution, it is stated that there is practically no sludge formed and that therefore the heavy expense incurred in dealing with it is avoided, the sewage thus freed being in such a condition that it may be discharged into tidal water or dealt with by irrigation or filtration. The aystem has been adopted at Exeter, Yeovil, and other places, where it is stated to realise the expectations formed of it. The Clerk, explaining the nature of the applica- tion, said he would first of all state the present position of the town in regard to loans already obtained. They had obtained a loan in con- nection with the water supply of E4,700, but of that, the sum of £ 94 9s had been repaid, reducing the amount owing to 1:4,605 lis. The Council applied for an additional loan for the completion of the waterworks of £1,050 which had been duly sanctioned by the Local Government Board. They also applied for an additional E150 which was sanctioned on July 12th, 1898, in connection with the Park Common scheme. Those were their pre- sent liabilities. The ratable value of the district under the poor rate assessment was £ 7,103 9s lid and assessable value for 1898 and 1899 was £ 5,654 10s 9d. The population of the town at the last census was 1,826. The application for the loan for the purpose of sewerage and sewage disposal was made on October, 27th, 1897, whenacopyof theresolu- tion of the Council to that effect was sent to the Local Government Board. Under thepresentsystem the sewage and surface water were dealt with in the same way. It was a very old system and no doubt was inefficient and very unsuitable to the present exigencies of the place. The town had gone in for a good water supply and it was felt very desirable that there should be a proper sewerage scheme. In connection with the application in the first instance they applied, in the event of the loan being sanctioned, that it should be repaid in thirty years, but under the present circumstances they asked that the period should be extended to fifty years. The reason was that they had incurred a heavy liability in connection with the water supply and this coming close upon that, they felt that the burden on the ratepayers would be unduly heavy. There was DO opposition to the application. Mr Kirby produced plans, etc., of the proposed scheme on which he was quest oned by the Inspec- tor. He stated that the terms upon which the Council could have lard for the purpose of the outlet was F.120, It was intended to exclude sur- face-water in this scheme. The Inspector asked if that land was liable to be flooded? The Eugineer said it was to a certain extent. It was, however, the highest available, but the whole of the valley was liable to be fl-ioded. As far as his own observations went, he had never seen this land flooded and he had been in the locality for a number of years. Ordinary floods, which were rather frequent in that put owing to the nearness of tidal water, did not reach this land. In further reply, he said it was not intended to drain the sub-soil of the land. At present, very few houses had connections with tne present system. In fact, the town was almost absolutely cesspool-drained. Mr Edward Morgan said there were perhaps about twelve to fourteen houses which were con- neccd. In reply to the Inspector, the Engineer said they did not know exactly how many or where they were. Mr Edward Morgan, having obtained permission to question the Engineer, asked if the soil ot the land was of such a nature that it would be possible to irrigate ? The Engineer replied that he thought it wa", It was not, however, intended doing so. Mr Morgan said his opinion was, that it would not absorb He further asked how the field cost- ing E200 an acre was fixed upon. The Engineer said the instructions of tne Coun- cil were that he should choose the most suitable sit". Mr Morgan-In what respect is this land the most suitable? The EnginEer-Because it is higher and less liable to be flooded. Mr Morgan-Was there any enquiry made as to cheaper land ? The Engineer-I had nothing to do with the question of the price of the land. I simply rt- poited the most suitable site. Mr Morgan—Do you consider that six inches difference in elevatiou would be of that importance? The Engineer-Yes, inasmuch as it would be less liable to flood. Mr Martin then answered a few questions as to the proposed scheme for the disposal of sewage. The Clerk asked the Inspector if any evidence was desired as to whether the new scheme was necessary ? The Inspector (laughting)-No I should think not. The enquiry then terminated, the Inspector observing that there was not the slightest chance of the Local Government Board granting the applica- tion before the necessary land was properly acquired. The site of the proposed works was afterwards visited by the Inspector. CHARGE OF THEFT AT MACHYN- LLETH RAILWAY STATION. At Machynlleth Police Court on Tuesday, before E. Rees and D. D. Wlliame, Esqrs., a man and woman were charged on suspicion by P.S. Morgan of New- town with stealing money from a person at the Railway Station on Monday. The accused were well dressed and the woman said she was French. and did not appear to understand English or Welsh. John Owen, Penllyn Farm, Towyn, said he was at Machynlleth fair on Monday and went to the station to go home by train. When the train came in he walked to one of the compartments and as he did so he telt some one take hold of him from behind. The male defendant had his hands in his (witness's) trousers pockets. Thinking he wanted to go intothetrain, witness a&ked him what he wanted. Witness got into the catriage and P.S. Morgan came up and asked him if he had lost anything. Wttness then missed his purse contain- ing JE7 10s in gold, 3s in silver, and a few coppers. The purse produced was his.—By the male defend- ant He did not miss the purse until the officer came to him. He saw the male defendant searched and no purse was found on him.—P.S. Morgan, Newtown, said on Monday he was on duty at Machynlleth in plain clothes. He noticed three men and twa women, including the accused at the Railway Station; they were strangers and appeared to be suspicious characters. When tne last wit- ness was getting into a carriage the male defendalt followed him with a coat on his arm, and he dis- tinctly saw one of his hands in Owen's pocket. The female defendant was pushing Owen on the other side and the other woman and men were all around him. The male defendant turned away from Owen and handed something to the female defendant, who went in the direction of the ladies' waiting room. Finding Owen had lost his purse he arrested the male defendant and took him to the waiting room. The man told him to be careful as he was a gentleman on his holidays. On searching him he found £6 5s 2d, a railway carriage key. and papers of a suspicious character. tie next arrested the woman and accused her of receiving the purse. After locking up defendants, he returned to tne Railway Station, but failed to find the other woman a.nd men. Hesearched the railway station, and iu a waste paper basket in the ladies' lavat )ry he found the purse produced, and a small key. The female de- fendant was searched by Mrs Hamer and fo 8s 6d was found upon her.—The male defendant said he had no acquaintance with the female defendant and never saw her until she was arrested. He had a ticket for Shrewsbury in his possession, and if the woman had had any connection with him would she not have had a ticket, too ?-The defendants were remanded for dight days. The prisoners were conveyed for Shrewsbury Goal under the charge of P.C. Tudor on Wednesday.
DOLUELLEY. FLOOD.—On Wednesday morning up to twelve o'clock incessant rain fell. The rivers overflowed their banks and several cattle in Maesmawr Field had a very narrow escape from drowning. Owing to prompt assistance they were rescued. PERSONAL.—Mr William Parry, third eon of the late Mr John Parry of Clogau Gold Mine fame, and brother to Inspector Parry of the Cambrian Railway Company, and Mr John Parry, C.C., Bala, is now on a visit to his native county. Mr Parry is a very successful ironmonger and hardware merchant in Utica, New York, and one of the shining lights of the Welsh community in the state of New York. TitE COUNTY SCFIOOL. -Dr Edward Jones, the chair- man of the Governors of this school, tat received a further cheque of £100 from Mr Henry Tate, which was conditionally promised if the £500 were collected by the end of June. Notwithstanding the fact that the sum of 9500 was not raised by the given time, the generous donor sent his cheque, which is the third that he has given towards the school. EXCURSION.—The annual Calvinistic and Wes leyan Methodist excursion was run to Aberystwyth on Wednesday. The weather was most unpro- pitious, but notwithstanding this fact over 500 persons left the town. The Cambrian Railways Company catered excellently for the trip, and Mr Gough, the superintendent, and his staff, were highly complimented by the promoters. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—Before Dr Edward Jones, in the chair Dr J. E. Jones and R. Wynne Williams, Esq. Larceny.-Evan Edwards was charged by Mr D. Baulk, bailiff to Mr C. R. Williams, Dolmelyullyn, with stealing a quantity of wire netting and a gate, the property of Mr Williams.—The defendant pleaded guilty and the Bench inflicted a fine of 20s with a severe reprimand. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH.-Present: Mr Meyrick Jones, mayor, pre siding; Messrs Richard Richards, E. Wynne Williams, Thomas Parry, Dr John Jones, Messrs John Edwards, E. W. Evans, and Ed. Williams. Messrs R. Barnett. deputy clerk; W. Jones, sur- veyor, and E. R. Jones, rate collector. CLOTHES HANGING. It was stated that njthing had been done towards discontinuing this practice and Mr Rd. Richards said they had been too lenient by far with Mr Williams, one of the owners of the houses, and pro- posed that unless something was done before that proceedings be taken.—The proposition was carried. IDRIS-TERRACE. The Clerk read a letter from Mr Rd. Williams stating that he was prepared to take down the rail- ings in front of his houses on condition that the Council at its own expense construct a parapet along the entire frontage and that such parapet be not less than two feet four inches wide.—A similar off-r was received from the Lleyn and Eifionydd Building Society.—Mr E. W..Evans proposed, in order to put an end to that matter, that the offers be accepted.—Dr Jones seconded the proposition, remarking that the matter had been before them for years.—The proposition was agreed to. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor stated that Mr Williams, late Post Office, complained that cattle on fair days were allowed to stop on the pavement at the entrance to the town.—Mr Richard Richards pointed out that the Council had no proper fairground and therefore would have to allow cattle on the streets.—Mr T. Parry suggested that the scavengers should be requested to do their best to keep the cattle off the pavements.—It was decided to do this. HEALTH OF THE TOWN. Dr John Jones announced that the town was free from infectious diseases of all kinds. COMMITTEES. On the proposition of Mr Edward Williams, it was resolved to print cards containing lists of members on the various committees. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Considerable time being taken up in going over the bills, Mr Edward Williams asked what had become of the Finance Committee ?—Mr E. W. Evans said there were very important payments to be passed which ought to receive the attention of the whole Council. He added that there really was no Finance Committee except in name.—Mr Edward Williams: That's it.—Mr T. Parry Next business. (To Mr Williams) Gad i ni gael y cerdyn yna. FINANCIAL. Mr E. W. Evans said the accounts had been audited and proposed that a statement be printed. -Ir Edward Williams seconded the proposition and it was agreed to.—Mr T. Parry proposed that the Council should receive a statement as to the position of the Council in the bank every month and this was also passed.—Dr Jones said people were expecting to hear the statement as to the Carpenter law suit.—It was understood that the Clerk should present it as soon as all the bills had been received. PUBLIC LIGHTING. The Lighting Committee recommended that the lighting should commence on August 15 h and continued up to April 3rd, being fifteen days sooner than had been the clistom that the lamps be fitteo. with No. 5 burners that a photometer be obtained for the purpose of testing the qua'ity of the gas, to be fixed, with the permission of the county authorities, at the County Hall that incindes^ent lamps be erected near every place of worship in the town, and that the Gas Company be recommended to have the lamps painted and repaired.—Mr Edward Williams said according to the agreement with the Company the il uminating power of each light was to be sixteen candle. Some of them he was sure were not above three or fr.ur candle power.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr Woodford, stating that the Gas Company were prepared to supply gas on the same terms as last year. They would deliver lanterns for incandesc ct lights if the Council paid for the lanterns and tor the renewing of mantels. He recommended the Council, however, not to go in for the latter until the new burner of the Incandescent Lighting Company was out—Mr Wynne Williams pro- posed and Dr John Jones seconded that the last suggestion in the letter be adopted in view of the present expense of continually buy- ing new mantels and the proposition was agreed to. -Mr E. W. E, aiis then proposed that the terms offered by the Gas Company be accepted in accord- ance with the recommendations of the Committee. —Mr Parry seconded the proposition.—Mr John Edwards suggested that more information should 91, fir-t of all be obtained as to the utility and the ex- pens" of the photometer, but Mr E. W. Evans said the C uncil had already bound itself by passing a resolution to obtain a photometer. He added that all other towns in North Wal, s had photometers.— Mr John Edwards proposed as an amendment that the report of the Committee he adopted with the exception of the recommendation regarding the photometer. -,Nl r Wynne Williams seconded the amendment, which was carried.—Mr E. W. Evans gave notice that he would again bring that matter forward at the next meeting. — While this discus- sion on lighting was going on the room had become quite dark, so dark that while the Mayor counted the votes a match had to be struck.—The Sur- veyor tried .to light the gas, but found that it had not been turced on. Under these circumstances writing was a matter of impossibility. THE SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. A person from Manchester attended the meeting saying he heard that the Council intended convert- ing the slaughter-house into a common lodging- house. If they did so, he was prepared to rent it —In reply to the Mayor, he said he would rent it and make it suitable for a lodging-h-use himself if he was compensated for the cost and trouble.— The Council then discussed the advisability of putting the slaughter-house to such use and ulti- mately referred tne matter to a small committee to report to the next meeting.
NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE HORTI CULTURAL SHOW. On Wednesday the fifth annual show of the North Cardiganshire Horticultural Society was held in the Elysian Grove. Unfortunately, for the second time in succession, the weather was wet and stormy and the day's proceedings will result in a considerable deficit. It is to be hoped, however, that the Society will not lose heart, bat persevere in the good work the Society is undoubtedly doing in the encouragement of gardening and the growth of flowers, the one being of materia! advantage to the family and the other of scarcely less importance to a resort for visitors, where the beauty and comfort of a town depends almost entirely on each householder making his particular dwelling clean and beautiful. After the lSDG show the Society started with a balance in hand of jE34 3s 4d but, in consequence of the wet day, ended the following year with a balance on the wrong side of the ledger of il3 !).s Od and that deficit will probably this year be increased to t.-PO, which is not a large sum for any society to be responsible for with a committee such a the Committee having the management of the Society with the whole town of Aberystwyth at their back. In some societies a deduction of a certain amount per cent, is made in the prizes when there is a serious deficit and it is only reasonable that some of the loss should be sustained by the people who take money as well as those who devote hours of time during the year to getting up the annual show and receive absolutely nothing. The Eari of Lisburne does not take a great deal of active interest in the public affairs of Aberystwyth and in this he is not singular among the local land- owners but he is no doubt a backbone of the Horti- ctiltural Soci, t for he not only gives the lead, as the aristocracy are supposed to do, as president of the Society, but is a large exhibitor. In fact, without the Earl of Lisburne, the show as regards flowers would be something like a play of Hamlet with Ham- let left out. Mr G. D. White is honorary vice-presi- dent, whatever that may mean, as vice-presidents are never or seldom paid for their services, and the ordi- niry vice-presidents are the Mayor of Aberystwyth, the Countess Amherst, Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., Mr John Francis, Wallog, and Mr W. J. Inglis Jones, Derry Ormond. The other members of the Com- mittee are :—Chairman of the Committee of Manage- ment, Mr Hugh Hughes, Glynpadarn; vice-chairman, Mr J. Purton, Terrace-road Committee, Messrs H. C. Fryer, Marine-terrace; W. H. Paliner C^ueen s- road; H. Mallorv, Llanbadarn-road C. M. Williams, Pier-street; T. H. Edwards, Llanbadarn-road; 1. W. Powell, Crynfryn J. J. James, Penglaig-road P. Lobb, Little Darkgate-street; Edward Evans, Great Darkgate-street; T. A. Sargeant, Smithfield- road; D. M. Davies, New-street; John Morgan, printer; Thomas Ellis, Rhydyfinan; H. Sheraton, Penglais-roa-d S. Glitheroe Bank Vaults Harry Wheatley, Terrace-road Robert Peake. Bath-street; George Kowlev, Terrace-road; R. C. Williams, gardener, Crosswood James V eary, gardener, Gog- erddan D. Colviile, gardener, Fronfraith; A. Austin,' gardener, Abermaide C. Palmer, Llan- badarn-road R. Weller, New-street. The treasurer was Mr J. R. Rees, and the secretary, Mr H. G. Atwood, who as heretofore contributed materially to the success of the show, for it was successful in every- thing but the weather, by his attention to details and courtesy. The show was better housed than on former occasions, for the tents were larger and were not so "tuffy or the scent of the flowers so overpowering. The cottagers, as heretefore, had a tent all to them- selves and well they tilled it with fruit and flowers. The not more important exhibits, but the more costly and luxuriant exhibits, vere displayed in a large marquee. Around the sides were tables on which were exhibited fruit and vegetables, cut flowers, and flowers in pots. Down the centre were magnificent groups of flowers and plants which attracted every- body's attention and, in f-te t, formed the subject for the blue ribbon of the Society. Last year, the Earl of Lisburne took the ribbon. This year he was again successful. Last year, Mr J. Inglis Jones came second and Gogerddan third. This year Gogerddan had advanced and ran Crosswood rather close in regard to materials, but Derry Ormond had slightly retrogressed, though the group in itself, were other dear charmers away, was well worthy the prize. The gardeners represented were Mr Williams, Crosswood; Mr Veary, Gogerddan; Mr Crosier, Derry Ormond; Mr Austin, Abermaide and Mr Colville, Fronfraith. The group with which the Earl of Lisburne took first prize was topped with fans of light palms immediately under which were shoots of white and blue cam- panul&s gracefully arranged. Thence fell away in artistic lines masses of lily auretum. alocacia, crotons, orchids in great variety (for which Crosswood is famous), ferns, and calad.iurcs. A base of lilies of the valley and maiden-hair fern was edged by a pretty border of panicum. A novelty of the group was a yellow arum lily and several pitcher plants. The Gogerddan group was exceedingly rich in material and the design was, on the whole, artistic but there was a slight falling off in the heart of the group which undoubtedly gave to the otherwise very excellent col- lection second place. The Derry Ormond group was somewhat less various in material, but it was, on the whole, as has been said, a very creditable exhibition, particularly when the additional distance of Derry Ormond from the show ground is taken into consideration. In the groups ef hothouse plants and flowers, a magnificent anthunam with glossy deep-green leaves beautifully marked was shown by the Earl of Lisburne with success. It was very much admired. Mr Dougall, the man- ager of the Gas Works, is not only an expert in the manufacture of gas, but is a great lovet of flowers as anyone can see who visits the scene of his operations and notices how he has made the usually-gloomy sur- roundings of gas manufacture beautiful with flowers. t the show he offered a special prize in the shape of a valuable English lever watch for the best group of twelve begonias, six single and six double, the prize being open to all competitors. The prize was taken by Mr Austin, the Abermaide gardener, by a collec- tion of begonias which were universally admired. A fairly-large pecuniary offer was made for a beautiful double begonia in the group and a seedling reared by Mr Austin himself was an exceedingly-pretty 8P^C1- men. Mr Websdell of the Caergog Nurseries, Aber- ystwyth, was successful in his groups of stove and greenhouse plants and Messrs Clibran and Messrs Dickson were represented among the professional gar- deners. In the not-for-competition exhibits was a. beautiful light-yellow carnation just streaked with terra cotta, a seedling grown by Mr Weller, the Aber- ystwvth Corporation gardener. He also exhibited several fine-grown coxscoffibs. In tact, the whole show was exceedingly interesting and beautiful and it only required fine weather to have made it pecuniary successful. The judges were Messrs J- Lambert, Powis Castle, R. C. Townsend, Aston Hall, Oswestry, and Mr Charles Roberts, Halston Gardens, Oswestry, horti- cultural Mr G. Rosser, Neath, dog and poultry; and Mr T. W. Powell, Aberystwyth, honey. The following is the prize list Division A.—Open to all those who keep profes- sional gardeners within the county of Cardigan.— Group of plants in pots arranged for effect to fill a space of 100 square feet, moss allowed, 1, The Earl of Lisburne 2, Sir Pryse Pryse 3, Mr Inglis Jones. Group of plants in pots arranged for effect to fill a space of 28 square feet (Mr W. H. Palmer will eive a silver medal to the gardener taking first prize), 1, W. H. Palmer 2, L. P. Pugh h.c, Hugh Hughes, Glyn- padarn. Stove and greenhouse plants, 1, The Earl of Lisburne 2, Sir Prvse Pryse. Exotic ferns, 1, Sir Pryse Pryse 2, Earl of Lisourne. Four exotic ferns, 1, J Websdell 2, J. R. Loxdale. Table plants, 1, Sir Pryse Pryse; 2, Earl of Lisburne. Fuschias, 1, Sir Pryse Pryse; 2, Inglis Jones. Six fuschias, 1, Sir Pryse Pryse 2, Hugh Hughes. Six single zonale geranium. 1, Inglis Jones. Six double, 1, Inglis Jones. Six tuberous begonias, double, 1, Inglis Jones. Six single, 1, Inglis Jones 2, Hugh Hughes. Four rex begonias, no entry. Three palms, 1, Sir Pryse 2, Inglis Jones. Four coxscombs, 1, W. H. Palmer; 2, L. P. Push. Four coleus, distinct, 1. Sir Pryse; 2. W. H. Palmer. Cut thwers-Twenty-four dahlias, 1, Earl of Lisburne. Twelve dahlias, 1, Sir Pryse; 2, J. R. Cox. Twelve roses, 1, Earl of Lisburne; 2, J. R. Loxdale. Six roses, 1, L. P. Pugh. Twelve asters, 1, Earl of Lisburne; 2, Sir Pryse. Carnations, 1, Sir Pryse 2, Eul of Lisburne. Sprays of gladiola, 1, Sir Pryse Bunches of stove greenhouse flowers, 1, Sir Pryse. Hunches of cut flower-, distinct, ], Sir Pryse 2, J. Ji- Loxdale, Twelve trusses of zonale geraniums, 1, Earl of Lisburne 2, Sir Pryse. Twelve tuberous begonias, 1, Sir Pryse 2, Earl of Lisburne. Black grapes, 1. Sir Pryse 2, JLi. P. Pugh. White grapes, 1, the Earl of Lisburne; 2, Inglis Jones. Melon, 1, Sir Pryse 2, W. H. Palmer. Six peaches, 1. W. J. Taylor, Falcc.ndale 2, Earl of Lisburne. Eight nectarines, 1, Inglis Jones 2, Earl of Lisburne. Pears, 1, Sir Pryse. Six dessert apples, 1, Sir Pryse 2. L. P. Pugh, Kitchen apples, 1, J. Websdell; 2, \V. H. Palmer. Plums, 1, Sir Pev.,e. Tomatoes, 1, L. P. Pugh 2. Sir Pryse. Cucumbers, 1, L. r. rugn z, sir rryse. ivuney potatoes, I, VV. Taylor. Fplcondale 2, L. P. Pug-h. Round potatoes, 1, Eatl of Lir-burne; 2, W. Taylor, Falcondale. Onions, 1. L. P. Pugh: 2, Misses Jones, Frongog. Runner brans, 1. Sir Pryse. Carrots, 1, L. P. Pugh 2, Earl of Lisburne. Turnips, 1. Earl of Lisburne 2, L. P. prlgh. Cplery, I, Benl of Lisburne 2, Sir Pryse. Peas, 1, Eirl of Lisburne; 2, L. P. Pugh. Eigh'. varieties of vegetables 1, L. P. Pugh 2, Earl (If Lisburne. Division B, open to amateurs residing in the district of the Society not employing a regular gardener. Persons growing vegetables for sale or any jobbing gardeners not admitted as competitors.—Plants in pots, L J. Purton 2. H. Sheraton. British ferns, 1. H. Sheraton, Exotic ferns, 1, H. Sheraton; 2, Misses Jones. Tuberous begonias, 1, H. Sherato l 2, J. Purton. Fuschias, distinct, 1, H. Sheraton; 2, J. Purton. Zonale" geraniums, 1, H. Sheraton; 2, Misses Jones. Specimen plant, 1. H. Sheraton 2, .r. Purt )n, Coleti-, 1, H. Sheraton. Balsam, 1, Misses Jones. Petunias. 1, J. Purton. Asters, 1, H. Sheraton; 2, Mrs Griffiths, Taisimau. Cut blooms, six roses, 1. Misses Jones 2, J. Purton. Dahlias, 1, Misses Jones. Cactus dahlias, 1, Misses •Tones. Asters, 1, H. Sheraton. Six asters, 1, J. Purton 2, Misses Jones. Sinsrle bloom pansies, 1, C. C. Douglas, Llanrnystyd 2, J. Purton. Bunches of annuals, 1, C. C. Douglas; 2, Misses Jones. Cut flowers in vase, 1, J. Purtjn. Broad beans, 1, Misses 2, E. M. Leir. Cwnigoedwig. French beans, 1, E. M. Leir 2, Misses Jones. Kidney beans, 1, Misses Jones; 2, J. Purton. Beet, 1. T. O. Hughes, Brynamlwg; 2, Misses Jones. Table cabbage, 1, Sarah Edwards, Clarach 2, Harry Lloyd, Pier- street. Red cabbage, 1, Sarah Edwards 2, Mary Griffiths. Long carrots, 1, Misses Jones; 2, T. O. Hughes. Short carrots, 1, E. M. Leir 2, Misses Jones. Cauliflowers, L Misses Jones; 2, Sarah Edwards. Cel"ry, 1, J. l'urton 2, Mary Griffiths. Cucumbers, 1, H. Sheraton 2. J. Purton. Leeks, 1, T. 0. Hughes 2, Misses Jones. Lettuce, 1, H. Sheraton 2, Harry Lloyd. Onions, 1, C. C. Douglas 2, Misses Jones. Parsnips, 1, T. O. Hughes 2, Misses Jones. Peas, 1, T. O. Hughes 2, Jane Davies, Clarach. Kidney potatoes, 1, Mary Griffiths 2, T. 0. Hughes. Round potatoes, 1, T. 0. Hughes 2, Jane Davies, Claiach. Radishes, 1, M. Griffiths 2, H. Sheraton. Rhubarb, 1, H. Lloyd; 2, Mrs A. Davies, Glyn. Shallots, 1, M. Griffiths 2, C. C. Douglas. Turnips, E. M. Leir 2, Jane Davies. Vegetable marrow, 1, Harry Lloyd 2, Sarah Davies. Black or white grapes, 1, Misses Jones 2, J. Purton. Dessert apples, 1, Jane Davies 2, D. Jones, Rest. Kiteb-n apoles, 1, H. Sheraton; 2, Jane Davies. Currants, 1, Misses Jones 2, Jane Davies. Gooseberries, 1, J. Purton 2, Jane Davies. Pears, 1, no first 2, M. Griffiths. Plums, 1, M. Griffiths. Tomatoes, 1, J. Purton 2, E. M. Leir. Division C.-Open to cottagers and others who da not employ any outside assistance.—Balsam, I, M. Griffiths; 2, W. H. Griffiths, Taisimiau. Single begonia, 1, J. M. Jones, Capel Seion 2, Evan Morgan, Llanilar. Double begonia, 1, James Rees, Cliff Side; no second. Any kind fern, 1, JamesRees 2. J. M. Johes. Fuschia, 1, W. H. Griffiths; 2, Jas. Rees. Single zonale geranium, 1, J. M. Jones; 2, James Rees. Double zonale geranium, 1, William Roberts, P,-nffordd 2, James Reea. Hydranga in bloom, 1, William Roberts; 2, J. M. Jones. Four sprine plants, various, 1, James Rees; 2, John Williams. Penparke. Asters, 1, John Williams 2, James Rees. Hardy cut flowers, 1. John Williams 2, James Reps. Wild flowers, 1, Evan Evans, Tan- rallt; 2, William Roberts. Basket of wild flowers, 1, Evan Evans, Tanrallt; 2, Jane James, Rhiwhir, Aber- maide. Broad beans, 1, Evan Morgan, Llanilar 2, Evan Evans. Tanrallt. French beans, 1, M. Griffiths; 2. Edward Edwards, Clarach. Kidney beans, 1, W. H. Griffiths; 2, Mary Griffiths. Beet, 1, Edward Edwards; 2, John Williams, Penparke. Table cab- bage, 1. Edward Edwards 2, Jane Davies, Clarach. Red cabbage. 1. Alfred Evans, Mill-street 2, Edw. Edwards. Cauliflowers, 1, John Williams; 2, W. H. Griffiths. Carrots, 1, J. M. Jones 2, S. Glitheroe. Celery, 1, James Rees; 2. W. H. Griffiths. Cucum- ber, 1, John Williams no second. Leeks, 1, Evan Morgan 2, John Williams. Cabbage lettuce, 1, Harry Davies 2, M. Griffiths. Cos lettuce, 1, Edw. Edwards; 2, S. Glitherue. Onions, 1, Evan Williams, Tanygraigr 2, Henry Davies. Curled parsley, 1, M. (iriftjths 2, Edward Edwards. Pai snips, 1, John Williams; 2, W. H. Griffiths. Twenty pods of peas, 1, J. M..Tones; 2, Kdwar-i Edwards.' Kidney potatoes, 1, J. M. Jones 2, M. Griffiths. Round potatoes, 1, Anne Jones, Llangawsau 2, Edward Edwards. Radishes, 1, M. Griffiths; 2, Edward Edwards. Rhubarb, 1, Alfred Evans; 2, Evan Evan-, Tanrallt. Shallots, 1, Evan Evans; 2, W. H. Griffiths. Pot herbs, 1, J. M. Jones 2, no entry. Vegetable marrow, 1, S. Glitheroe 2, E. Edwards. Turnips, 1, J. M. Jones; 2, John Williams. Dessert apples, 1. Morris Jones, Rest 2, Mary Jone-, Llangawsau. Kitchen apples, 1, James Morgan, North-parade 2, Mary Jones, Llangawsau. Pears, 1, E. Edwards; 2, Anne Jones Currants, 1, Evan Morgan 2, E.Edwards. Gooseberries, 1, Evan-Morgan 2. Jane Davies. Eight plums, 1, H. LIJýd, Xanteos Cottage 2, M. Giiffiths. Special prizes-L-adie.i spray, 1. W. H. Palmer; 2, C. C. Douglas. Three button holes, 1, W. H. Palmer; 2, J. Purton. Six jars of extracted honey, 1, Morris Jones, Rest 2, James Purton. Comb honey, 1, Morris Jones 2, the Earl of Lisburne. Collection of five distinct variety of vegetables, 1, L. P. Pugh 2, J. R. Cox, Tyissa. Four distinct variety of vege- tables, 1, J. Purton 2, no entry. Collection of vege- tables, 1, J. R. Cox; 2, Misses Jones. Group of pegonias, 1, L P. Pugh. DOGS (Open to all comers). Class 1. -Shpep dog or bitch—1 and r, David Edwards 2, T. Carruthers; 3, William Edwards v.h.c., J. W. Jones h.c., T. H. Edward, Miss Davies, William Bailey, T. Kitchen. Class 2.—Fox terrier—1, W. V. Howell Thomas 2 and 3, G. C. Williams v.h.c., William Probin, J. V. Rees, W. R Boycott h.c., E. A. L. Powell, E. V. Rees, F. Benni.son. Class 3.—Welsh terrier-I, Hugh W. Roberts, Gloucester House 2, D. M. Davies 3, E. A. L. Powell. Class 4.—Best terrier of any breed-I. W. V. Howell Thomas; 2, William Probin; 3, T. H. Edwards h.c., David Lewi?, James Rees, D. M. Davies. Class 5.—Bert pug dog—2, E. G. Harris. Class G, BeHt setter of any breed—1, J. E. James, 2, Captain S. Lush tigton;13 and h.c., R. C. Richardes; Wm. H. Jones. Class 7.—Best spaniel—1 and 2, F. Ll. James 3, Dr T. D. Harries; r., D. M. Davies v.h.c., R. G. Bennett h.c., C. Palmer. Class 8.—Best dog, not afore mentioned—1, F. Ll. James 2, R. C. Richardes 3, E. Evans v.h.c., R. K. Jenkins. J A special prize (silver medal) given for the best dog in the show, presented by the judge, Mr G. Rosser, Neath, was won by Mr W. H. Howell Thomas's terrier. POULTRY. (Open to all comers). Class 1.—Turkey cock and hen—1, R. F. Forestier. Walter, Bronfelon, Caersws 2 and 3, Lewis Williams, Paptmawr, Abermaide. Class 2.—Two young geese—1, n. F. Forestier- Walker, Caersws; 2, Mrs C. James, Rhiwhir, Aber. maide; 3, Evan Evans, Tanyrallt, Llanilar; h.c., Lewis Williams, Abermaide. Class 3.-Drake and duck (Aylesbury breed)—1, J. H. Thomas, Comminscoch 2, M. Rees, Brynymor Dairy; 3, Mrs Jane Davies, Comminscoch. Class 4.—Drake and duck (any variety)—1, H. Hughes, Glynpadarn 2, R. F. Forestier-Walker, Caerswg; 3 and h.c., Lewis Williams, Abermaide; h.c., E. Evans, Tanyrallt. Class 5.-Cock and hen (Dorking breed)-I, W. Edwards, Cross, Clarach 2 and 3, Lewis Williams, Abermaide. Class 6.—Cock and hen (Plymouth Rocks)-2, T. Davies, Comminscoch. Class 7.-Cock and hen (Minorcas)-2, T. Davies, Comminscoch. Class 8.—Cock and hen (game)-l, Robert Rees, 4, Drovers'-road, Lampeter 2, J. H. Thomas, Commins- coch 3, J. B. Evans, Cnwch Coch, Crosswood. Class 9.-Cock and hen (Leghorn)—No entry. Class 10.—Cock and hen (any other variety)—1, Mrs Reynolds, the Mill, Abermaide; 2, William Taylor, Falcondale, Lampeter; 3, David Richards, Brynllwyd, Capel Seion; h.c., J. H. Thomas, Com- minscoch.
LLANBADAtfN FAWR. PRESENTATION.—The Rev D. H. Simon, senior curate of St. John's Church, Skewen, and a native of Llanbadarn Fawr, was presented by his parish- ioners with gifts. on the occasion of his marriage, 111 recognition of his zealous services. The Vicar of the parish (the Rev T. C. Phillips) presided. On entering the vestry-room, accompanied by her husband, Mrs Simon was handed a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The Chairman spoke in eulo- gistic terms of the work done by Mr Simon and extended a hearty welcome to his wife. Mr Williams (churchwarden) and a number of ladies spoke to the same effect and added words of wel- come to Mrs Simon. Mrs Phillips, wife of the vicar, then presented on behalf of the subscribers to Mr and Mrs Simon a handsome silver tea and coffee service amid applause. A writing desk was also presented to Mr Simon, who afterwards re- sponded on behalf of his wife and himself.
MERIONETH AGRICULTURAL SHOW. —Particarari will be found in another column of the Merioneth Agricultural Show which iR to be held this year at Towyn on Wednesday, September 14th. The entries close for stock on August 30th and for jump- ing and trotting on September 10th.