.3Øa" ('WMUIIKII)OL. SCHOOL B^ARD ELECTION.—The election of a school board for the district comprising Cwmrheidol and Cpper Llanbadarn y-Croyddin was recently held when the following seven were elected upon nomination :—Messrs John Evans, Erwtome, farmer Willi-.rt-, Evans, Penybopt, hu ilder, Wiliiam Ho'.veils, Paatgc.rreglwyJ, niia?r Willi, James, Pwlieenawon. farmer; John Jones, Bryn Sion, wheelwright Richard H. Jones, Sychnant, farmer and John Morgan, Bont Farm, farmer. The Cwmrr.eidol population in 1891 was 878 and the Llanbanirn Upper 41S,
MACHYNLLETH. BOARD OF GCARDIAs.-rhere was no meeting on Wednesday, the Guardians at the last meeting adjourning the Board for a month. POLICE COURT.-At the Town Hall on Tuesday, Peter Renen of Dublin, a tramping tailor, was charged before D. Davies-Williams, Esq., with having Leen drunk in Maengwyn-street on the previous evening—Defendant was fined 2s 6d in- cluding costs. URBAN- COUNCIL.—A special meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday morning, Lord Henry Vane Tempest presiding. There were also present Councillors Richard Rees, J. M. Breeze, John Pugh, G. W. Griffith, Mr D. Phillip Jones, acting clerk, and Dr Davies, meuical ofEcer.-The Council confirmed the general district: rate for the current year amoanting to 3s in the pound, being an in- crease of Bel on last Far 'n view of the loans for water Epply. It was agreed to collect the first instalment in September and the second in Dtc ra- ber. The rating c f the Cambrian Railway pro- perty, including the Station, wharves, and houses Was T t value or the property was £500, but the Railway Company were not prepared to pay the fall rate only on £ 75, that was, on the houses, claiming one- fourth reduction on the remaining £ 425.—The matter was deferred to the next meeting of the Coune: Application was made by the County Council :oi the saie of 100 tons of broken stones for the main roads between the Railway Station and Dovey Bridge, the county steam roller being now in the district. It was stated that the Council would not require any stones for the streets until the sejverage scheme was completed and as there was a large quantity ir reserve, it was resolved to dispose ot fifty tons to the County Council for 5s 6d per ton.
ABERYSTWYTH. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2-tnL Betoie John Jenkins, Esq., mayor: John Morgan. E. P. Wynne. R. J. Jones, Thomas Hugh .Jones, C. M. Williams, Isaac Hopkins, and Edward Evans, Esqrs. Dnnu:'OIw"Jag, T. Edwards, painter, Castle- street, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on the loth on the Terrace.—P.O. Powell said the defendant was using disgraceful language. —Defendant .ailed David Morgan and Edward Evans to prove that he was sober, but the Bench fined him 5s. with costs. Hu-'umil rU/ll p-ije.—Jane Thompson, Queen's- road,^ summoned her husband, George Thompson, plumber, for having b=aten and assaulted her or! the 20th.—The wife, having stated that she had been illtreated f,,r years and struck twice on the 20th, Mr A. J. appeared for defendant j asked that a the snculd be inflicted, saying that defendant agreed to pay 10s. a week.—The "Bench lnnscttd a fine of Is. and granted a separation | order. cn tlio Term re.—Thomas Henlon and Hugh Coneily, oyster sellers, Portland-road, were charged by the Borough Surveyor with having sold oysters on the Marine-parade, the same not being a market place.—P.C. Rowlands and P.C. Powell gave evidence.—Henlon said he was not aware he had to take out a licence to sell shell-fish, and Coneily said he wa on the foreshore and not on tHe Terrace, and he was willing to have his oysters examined by the Medical Officer each morning.—The Bench fined each defendant 5s. and ordered them Ito pay costs.—Mr R. J. Jones said the members of the Council did not take part in adjudicating that case. ^f:u-ity to c. Pony. —Richard Wafckios. mail cart driver, Bridge-street, was summoned by Inspector Styan, Carmarthen far having worked a horse whilst in an unfit state on the 23rd August. -The Inspector said that on the 23rd about 5-45 he W is near the Post Office and saw defendant drive up with the mail cart from Aberayron. On the near side was a large entire horse and on the off siae a small cbesnut-coloured pony which had a sore about the size of a two-shilling piece, evidently caused by rubbing against the pole.-Mr A. J. Hughes. who appeared for defendant, asked for a week's adjournment. He also stated that the Inspector had actually arrested1 the defendant and took aim down to gaol.-The Inspector said he had done nothing of the sort.-Mr Hughes added that he must have been arrested for he was put under recognizances to appear. The defendant was known in Aberystwyth better than the In- H no citizen should have been sllbjv2te;1 to.-The Inspector said his reason for acting as he had done was to enable the magistrate t:) see the pony. The man was given into custody with that view.—Mr Hughes said the her, could have been detained but the Inspector said he knew what he was doing and knew also that he could not detain the horse unless he detained the dri,,er, • n the Muyr and richer r v, ri,r the Hall co examine the pony. Maintenance.—William Morgan, farmer, Panty- ffynon, Elerch Edward Morgan, butcher, Aber- ayron Catherine Morgan, spinster. Winllan, Taly- bont; Grace E. Morgan, spinster, Bryngwyn House, Borth: and Elizabeth Morgan, spinster, 9, Dawlieh- street, Wandsworth, were summoned for neglecting to maintain their mother.—The Bcnch discharged the girls who were in service, put Is. 6d. a week on Euwa>rd Morgan and 2s. 6d. on William Morgan, who was said to have got what the mother once possessed and was now a farmer paying a rent of :i5û. Di unk ami 'Iy. -John Walsh, labourer, Swansea, and John Baker, labourer, Kildare, wertf gammoned by P.S. Phillips for having been drunk and disorderly in Castle -street. -Baker, having been previously convicted, was sent to prison for one month and IN-alsh was discharged on promising to leave the town.
DEATH OF BTSHOP OWEN'S MOTHER. After a long illness, consequent on ripeness of year?, Mrs Ann Owen, mother of Bishop "Owen died at Abergwili Palace hm week. The deceased J"> who "-as t»c wno; Mr 0w woollen manufacturer, Abersoch, and eighty-four years of age, had rc-oovi d with her eminent son to Abergwili rrom Lampeter, and there continued to spend the evening cf life with the Bishop, who had throughout the whole of his career manifested such loving filial care towards her. The deceased lady who wa," type of Gwalia'.s daughters, was a staunch Methodist up to her death, and regu- larly contributed to the cause of that connexion. The interment will take place at North WakSfCmid the scenes of her childhood days.
LAMPETER OBITUARY.—The death took place on Friday of Catherine Jenkins, widow of the late Mr Daniel Jenkins, carpenter, St. Thomas-street, at the age of seventy-eixht. Deceased was a respectable, hard- working woman and v. as fc r many years a servant at the Emporium. FIRE. On Wednesday evening of last week a large hayrick, belonging to Mr Harford, at Caemawr. Peterwell, was (i b served to be burning. Fortunately, the men were able to cut it open in time to prevent the whole rick being destroyed. A quantity of the hay was taker, on a waggou and, while that was being done, it again ignited and part of the waggon was burnt. The water cart, being the best tire appliance available, was sent for and ran over the hay after it had been tipped to the ground. FOURTEEN DAYS.—William Smith, labourer, was brought up before John Fowden and'T. H. R. Hughes, Esqrs., at toe Magistrates Clerk's office on Thursday charged with having refund to per- form his task at the Workhouse and also with hav- ing smashed the doer of his cell. Smith's excus; was that tne quantity of stones he was asked to break was excessive and that the Master refused his very modest requesc to have the stones again weighed and measured in his presence.—He was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment with hard labour. THE M \R;<L-;T.— Another eff,rt is going to be made to revive the monthly market in the town and more especialiy to confine it to the splendid market place at the back of the Town Hall which the Town Council rent from Mr Harford. Atjpre- sent hawking, buying, and selling are carried on here, there, and everywhere and when the market is in full swing the little town has very much the appearance of a dry goods warehouse. The work of clearing cut the market place (which has been made the receptacle of all kinds of articles and a portion of it turned into a coachbuilder's shop) is now proceeding. At the next market prizes are,to be given to those who sell most inside the place.
GREAT ELECTRIC STORM ON CARDIGAN BAY. I A TERRIBLE EXPEDIENCE. It is rare that Aberystwyth and the coast of Car- digan Bay generally are troubled with thunder- storms of any great severity. Two or three people have been fatally injured by lightning in the country districts, but a fatality has not occurred at Aberystwyth within living memory and electrical storms are usually of brief duration and of a mild nature comparatively. On Sunday a thunderstorm occurred which ws not only unparalleled in duration but was actually terrifying in its force and vivid- ness. There had been an electrical disturbance on Thursday which some part3 of South Wales suffered; but though rain fell heavily at Aberystwyth, the lightning and thunder were of short duration and of no severity. On Friday the effect of the thunder- storm was passing away and Saturday gave charm- ing weather. In the evening, indeed, it seemed as if a lengthened spoil of beautiful weather had been ushered ic. for the sea was as calm as a lake, the air exceedingly pieasant. and all climatic conditions particularly it-rene. The lifeboat was launched in surh quiet and peaceful conditions as to almost make the launch ridiculous in its incongruity. The whole bay was a charmingly-tinted picture of ajaiet repose. The yachts and sailing crafts lay upon the sea Without Areata or iaotion As idle as a painted ship Upon a. painted ocean. To the initiated, however, there were slight in- dications in the setting sun and its surroundings of gpme disturbing element; but to the unitiated these twisted cloudlets and ruddy gleams only added to ¡- the beauty and colour of the scene. Sunday broke with a cloudless sky. From early morning the sun was intensely powerful, and be- fore midday the thermometer went up to 82*1 in the shade, making the highest record for the sum- mer. The barometer stood at 30*142 and gave no indication of any approaching stcrm beyond a fall so -,i;ht,s to be nothing unusual. People who went to places of worship found the cool of the solid stone edifices pleasant. Those who wished to make the most of their change to the sea-side, crept along under the shelter of the houses, lay about on the beach as near the water as possible, or lounged about under shelter of the ruins on the Castle Grounds where they were fanned by a pleasant breeze. The sky continued to be cloudless until between one and two when almost suddenly there was a complete change. The sky became overcast, rain fell steadily, and there were a few peals of thunder. By five o'clock, however, this prelude of the more terrific storm had practically passed away. A fresh breeze swept over the sea. Visitors crept out of the houses and took deep respirations of the invigorating genial salt and ozOne laden winds. All the seats were occupied and the Promenade was fairly full of visitors even before the places of worship had discharged their congregations: It was one of the pleasantest evenings of the season. In the blue sky to the south there were pieces of white cloud twisting upward almost like sheaves of ripe wheat and out from the west tnere sprang a volume of black cloud which streamed out gradually overhead to the eastward like a great glacier emerging from an Alpine vaJiey, Now and a^ain the sun peeped out from the fissures in this stream of cloud and made most gorgeous and iaiit kstic pictures which were watched by the hun- dreds of visitors with Ineresu and pleasure. Then the blue sky gradually disappeared and the great gaps in the clouds had a lighter shade behind which has given to fashion a cclour known is electric blue. Lnyc?.? could see .tt a glance that there was L thunder in the air, fcuL no one anticipated the terrifying electric stirm that win to follsw. In fact, before eight o'clock this stream of 'thunder clouds had practically disappeared, leaving, how- ever. right across the western horizon a thick back- ground of cloud. It was on this background that the storm first revealed its presence, for as the evening drew in the great veil of clouds were occisionally rent in twain by Hashes of what is known as forked lightning. Occasional at first, the flashes increased in rapidity. Great fissures of flame appeared in the summit of the cloud and flashed downward until they appar- ently disappeared in the sea. There were but slight rumbles of thunder and no rain and the promenade of people watched the play of light with awful ad miration, for it was infinitely grander than any possible display of fireworks. Gradually the thundercloud crept over the sky until it was covered with one dark pall-like mass from west to east. The lightning, which was seen right away in the horizon, now appeared overhead. Not only were the flashes single but double and treble and quadruple and not only did the fissures in the clouds appear from the apex of the heavens downward, but right across the whole width of the sky from north to south, and flash followed flash in rapid succession and with blinding vividness. Up till about half-past eight there was no rainfall and the thunder was so slight as not to be alarming. Indeed, throughout the whole storm the thunder with one exception was not very loud or alarming About half-past eight, without any warning, rain came down in torrents and, again without warning, a hurricane struck the town with amazement and caused the people to fly panic stricken from the Promenade into their homes and apartments. The change was as remarkable as it was sudden. One minute there was no rain and the wind blew in pleasant zephyrs. The next minute rain, inter- im i with hailstones, was falling in drenching volumes, the wind was blowing a hurricane, the thunder pealed overhead, and the whole scene was weirdly illuminated by lightning which seemed to envelop everything. Fortunately, this state of things was net of long duration. The hurricane raged for some ten minutes and then disappeared. The rain also abated con- siderably, though rain continued to fall and was varied by heavy showers. There was, however, no abatement in the lightning. The flashes increased in breadth, number, and intensity until half-past eleven when they culminated in a terrific rattle and crash as if the northern part of the tawn had been bombarded and had been struck by a dynamite shell. After that culmination, there was a rapid decrease of the storm and by midnight the great cloud which had been hanging over the town for hours discharging it" artillery ur that natural energy we call electricity passed away to the north-east marking its passage by lurid gleams cf lightning of lesser and lesser intensity. Just when the storm was passing over, a new terror was occasioned by an alarm of fire. During the terrihie crash referred to which appeared to come right down upon the houses at the ncrthern end of th,2 the Tiire attached to the door bell of Balmoral House, a portion of the Uni- versity College of Wales Hostel which is now let in apartments to visitors, became charged with electricity. This communicated with a group of other wires attached to bells running "over the house and these again were in close proximity tJ a leaden gas pipe. It is conjectured that these wire.?, being ftisef-I by electricity, in turn melted the gas pipe and ignited the gis. At any rate, when Mr Penn of Shrewsbury, who with his family have taken ap .rtment-. at the College B oetel, went to the basement between eleven ami twelve, he found the group of wires in a glow and the adjoining wood- work ca fire. lie immediately obta ned assistance and with a couple of bucketsful of water put out the flames. He then went into the hall and rip- ping up the floor-cloth found the boards to be so not as to be untouchable. The boards were quickly ripped up and the fire altogether extin- guished. In the meantime, young women in the Hostel informed a neighbour of the fire who sum- moned the Fire Brigade. Captain Peake is in London with several members of the Brigade but five of the men remaining in town were soon on the spot with appliances. P.S. Phillips was present as well as another officer before the ar- rival of the Brigade and when the fire had been put, out, the officer went to stop the arrival of the Brigade. The young women, who were hatless in the rain, were about to go up the Terrace and were in a half fainting condition. On informing the neighbour of the outbreak, he made them go quietly into Snowdon House, the residence of the Mayor, while he rushed off hatless for the Fire Brigade. The Mayor (Mr John Jenkins) and Mr Felix, Trafalgar House, went on to Balmoral House and with others did everything possible to see that there was no possible further damage. By one o'clock the storm had quite passed away and calm again reigned. On Monday morning, though the sky was in the early morning still over- cast with dark clouds, the weather was fine with a pleasant invigorating sea breeze and before long the clouds broke and there was a return to summer- like weather. OnSundayafternoon, on receipt of a telegram from a firm ne.ir Llanrhystyd, Mr 71. Williams, Queen's- road, veterinary surgeon, in company with a young man named Mr Jack Jones, drove thither in a trap. Just when about tc across the Tanycastell Bridge, the horse, fii^hieby the thunder and lightning, molted and r&n into the hedg-3. The trap was over turned anel Ir \V illUm? fell under it, whilst Mr '• ••fl.'owu i[ to th»: p iroptit of the bridge sfl-i nu.viy f :!i i:it; the river. Mr Williams, a!- thoughi sufferingfroir a painful injury to the ankle, decided to drive on to the farm. Having finished the work re.red. 4S--y returned to Aberystwyth. Mr vVilliaia- was placed under the care of Dr Thomas, who toniid that the ankle was seriously injured. J On Sundty night two horses valued at £ 40. the Rhvrl f r 1 Thomas Edward Jones, Bachyrhew, ponv yrfc kiUed by 'ightning in a field. A pony, the property of Mr \Yillíam lticll<trd Cefn- Mondav mnrn' neiai- Aberystwyth. wa3 found on y morning lying on its back entangled in a fence separating the field from the road. I is^ rmsed that theanima!) whi;.fa irih5 so as to go to the frm. The storm had a terrifying effect upon some of the visitors staying at Aberystwyth, Ld device for safety w.re in some eases of a iudifir0u8 Qaturef In one house on the Terrace the mothers evidently thought that safety lay in aggregation. They col lected all their babies and stowed as many as seven in the same bed, around whom like guardian angels they watched until the storm had ceased and then each mother picked up her proper cherub and retired peacefully to rest. At Ponterwyd rain did not fall until late in the evening, but at Devil's Bridge the storm was felt early in the afternoon. A number of cyclists who arrived early in the day deemed it safer to leave their machines at the hotel and to be driven home by brake. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. The thunderstorm which visited the coast on Sunday evening was unparalleled for its intensity and duration within living memory. The day was so hot and sultry at noon that the Parade, which is always crowded at that hour on Sundays, was practically forsaken. The thermometer stood at 82 degrees in the shade but the state of the atmosphere was such that the effect of the heat was felt much more than under normal conditions. There was brilliant sunshine throughout the morning, but about two o'clock the sky became overcast; the day, however, continued oppressively hot. Looking south about three o'clock, vivid flashes of lightning could he be seen over the hills. The storm came nearer the town between three and four. There were several peals of thunder and rain fell. It cleared up again before six. By half-past seven, the majority of the services being over, the Parade was as thronged as ever. At that time vivid flashes of forked lightning could be seen far out at sea on the horizon. When twilight fell the spectacleoverthesea was indescribably grand. The whole bay was lit up with flash after flash. The clouds were illuminated and the waters shone like a mirror. Heavy flashes sprang in endless forms between the water and the sky. One flash leapt from north to south, across the whole bay, like a colossal serpent. It skimmed zig-zag from sea to sky for many miles and was followed by a loud peal of thunder. One brilliant flash was noticed to curve in mid-air describing the figure eight another took the form of a massive illuminated bead and from others sparks were seen striking off at a tangent. Witnessed as it was by thousands of spectators from the Terrace and the Castle Grounds, the phenomenon was magnificently grand while the storm made the sea its arena, but as dusk came on and the storm marched land-wards its grandeur became appalling and awe-inspiring. The sheet lighting were almost continuous. Land, sea, and sky were lit up with a suffused glow of great splendour. Its scenic effect was quite magical; the light burst and went with- out a shadow. The contour of the clouds, the green ripples on the sea, and the crevices and herbage of the hills became distinctly visible. Darkness was made darker by the in- tense blaze that was shot from the clouds with amazing rapidity. A spectator who watched the lightning piaying about the conducting rod on the top of the College tower saw one huge flash twisting about the metal and descending spirally with terrific force. The sight completely unmoved him and the sensation he experienced was like the shocks of an c'ectric battery. In the fields, horses and cattle scampered about terror sti-iken and the air, between the thunderclaps, was filled with the doleful cries of sea birds flying landwards. About half-past eight a dark, heavy cloud could be seen hanging low over the sea off the Castle point. This ink-black cloud was illuminated at intervals by vast sheets of lightning. A downpour of rain at sea was followed by a violent gust of wind rush- ing inland. By twenty minutes to nine the whole Terrace was cleared. The people rushed off en masse. One gentleman said he was actually carried I off the ground through half of Terrace-road by the moving erowd. By half-past nine the sorm riged with terrific force. Rain fell heavily and the storm abated a little by ten. Between eleven and twelve it became furious again. Immense sheets of lightn- ing poured incessantly from the ciouds and the thunder pealed overhead, but was not as a rule very loud. • By one o'clock the storm passed away and the stars and the immovable canopy of heaven became visible again. Mr R. Kenrick, 24, Terrace, who takes great pains in meteorology, writes :-Sunday, August 21st, 1S9S, will be a memorable day in the history of meteorology, inasmuch as it is not within the memory of living man, nor is there records of such a grandly-terrific display of the electric forces of nature as was seen at Aberystwyth that evening. Local thunderstorms have been general throughout the kingdom interim the past four months. At Aberystwyth we have had, commencing on May 24th, no fewer than eight such storms of lesser or greater severity. Last Sunday's storm was a glorious sight and was reported from many parts of the kingdom. -Every known description of lightning seemed to vie with each other description of lightning in quality and quantity until the climax was reached at 11-9 p.m. when ConstihItion Hill seemed to be the object of united attack. To adequately describe the various forms which the lightning took would be impossible. There was the sheet, the wavy, the forked, the zig-zag, and the globular. At times they seemed to show up in turns and at other times they would all be seen at play to- gether. Distant rumblings were heard in the far vest soon after six p.m., and as long as they re- mained thereabouts no one had much fear, but when about sundown a flash wis seen and a roar heard right overhead, nervous persons began to show signs of fear. As the evening advanced the storm increased in grandeur. A little after eleven o'clock, each description of lightning seemed to make one united last effort above Constitution Hill. The effect was marvellous and terrificly grand. Those who witnessed it thought that everything on the hill would surely have been consumed, but on Monday morn- ing it was found that not a blade of gras3 had been injured. Probably, it was at this time that the electric fluid started the fire at Bal- moril House. Usually on fine Sunday evenings the Terrace is crowded by piomenaders, but, in- stead of promenading, the Parade on Sunday was lined with standing onlookers, and when one dis- play somewhat grander than another occurred, a loud exclamatory Oh would emanate from the multitude. Probably, some 10,000 to 12,000people witnessed the phenomena, which did not virtually cease until the small hours of Monday morning. Within the tropics, such storms are not of infrequent occurrence. The sun was on Sunday morning very fiery and caused the thermometer to go up to SO'l in the shade and 92'2 in the sun. Sioce then the air has gradually cooled and become, if anything, more bracing than usual. ABERAYRON. The lightning first attracted attention about eight o'clock on Sunday night. Then crowds of people were leaving the various places of worship and a great number of them made for the quays to wit- ness a spectacle which for awful grandeur and sub-, limity was quite beyond description till a nearer flash struck terror and the multitude quickly thawed away. Off ew Quay head on the horizon, on a pitchy dark canvass, it seemed as if aa Omni- potent hand was displaying an unique pyrotechnic exhibition. For red lightning in all fantastic shapes sot in clouds of every variety accompanied by flashes of white and green and purple light, which seemed to come from behind the clouds on the fringe cf the horizon, illumined the heavens and the earth. Startling peals of thunder at intervals dispelled the impression that the almost incessant flashes were unaccompanied by danger. At times the stoutest heart quailed, and people who went out to adrrvre a rat'it'il phenomena turned back to seek for what they hoped were spots of safety. There were people who hid themselves in their coal c-dlu's and others who buried themselves in their beds, but whether in the former or in the latter, whether with eyes open or closed, the lightning pursued them. For five hours the town and vicinity was lit up from horizon to horizon. Forty distinct flashes in one minute were recorded. The sounds of the neighing of horses and the bleating of sheep in the outlying fields completed the weird- ness cf the situation. There has been no such storm since 1876. A mare and colt were killed at Crugy- feilio, parish of Llanaeron, and a horse at Panty. rhew, parish of Dihewid. The fewness of casualties is remarkable. MACHYNLLETn. The sun shone brilliantly throughout Sunday mornieg at Machynlleth and the heat was intense. As the day wore on the sky became overcast and about four o'clock there was a slight fall of rain. Clouds indicative of a thunderstorm gathered and from eight to. nine there were frequent flashes of sheet lightning. About nine rain fell in torrents and the wind which sprang up suddenly blew a regular hurricane. There were flashes of forked and sheet lightning, followed by terrible claps of thunder incessantly. The lightning was exceedingly vivid and the live stock on the hills could be seen plainly at intervals. The storm abated between ten and eleven, but broke out again after eleven. The lightning and thunder continued until after two. Not within living memory haa such a storm been witnessed at Machynlleth. Ra!n fell con- tinuously, resulting iu the houses at Graigfach aad Garshon being flooded a foot deep. About eight in the evening a brougham with two horses left tha Lion Hotel with a party of visitors for Borth. On account of the weather, the conveyance was driven around Talybont and not through Y oyslas, aud it was fortunate that this was done, as the bridge near Ynyslas was carried away by the storm. Great anxiety was felt at Machynlleth for the safety of the occupants of the trap. About four in the morning the trap returned. The driver said the occupants, including himself, thought their last moments had ccme. The horses were terrified and stopped frequently quivering with fright. ABERDOVEY. The storm of thunder and lightning on Sunday night was both grand and awful and will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it. No damage wis done, but a large number of persons were greatly frightened. BARMOUTH. The heavy thunderstorm of Sunday was severely felt throughout North Wales. At Barmouth on Sunday morning the heat was intense. In the afternoon rain fell and there were flashes of lightning, followed by thunder. About eight to half-past eight, when the people were leaving chapel, rain descended in torrents. Flashes of lurid, blue light were followed by brilliant forked lightning running almost parallel with t ie horizon. Ihe lightning, which was terribly vivid, continued all the evening and between half-past eleven and midnight the storm broke out again with even greater severity. The flashes of lightning were more prolonged and they were accompanied by heavy peals of thunder. The storm continued until about half-past two in the morning. A correspondent writes that it was one of the heaviest and withal grandest thunderstorms ever witnessed by the oldest inhabitant in the town. Few, if any, of the visitors and inhabitants went to rest until the storm ctased, a large number remaining on the streets. 'urid and bright were the flashes of lightning that houses in Towyn and Llwynywril on the one side and farm houses in Carnarvonshire a distance °. ,tl?lrty miles on the other side were distinctly vmble. So heavy was the downpour of rain that e kitchens of numerous houses, particularly in Olany weryd d- terra 2e and the lower part of the town, were flooded knee-deep, the main pipes be- coming choked. Happily no damage was done and no casualties are reported. DOLGELLEY. The town of Dolgelley was visited last Sunday with a terrific thunderstorm. The first portion of the storm opened about 4-1,1 p.m. and lasted about an hour, The weather all day was exceedingly oppressive and warm, the thermometer registering 3>"0 in the shade. About S-15 a vivid "flash of lightning opened an exceedingly heavy storm of thunder, lightning, wind, and torrential rain. As night drew on, the flashes became more frequent and a constant rumbling of thunder could be heard to the north and south, whilst at 9-10 p.m. 0 e,w ™ valley and mountains were incessantly lit by the flashes. Several cyclists and conveyances I were on the roads leading to the town and were blinded, so that their lamps were of no avail. This second storm abated at 10-30 only to restart again at 11-15 with unabated fury till 1-45 a.m. The Arran and the Cader ranges were thoroughly lit from north to south and the awful grandeur of the spectacle was indescribable. A mare and foal be- longing to Mr Griffith. Callestra, near this town, were struck dead. Walls and buildings in other parts were laid low. Undoubtedly, the storm wa,- one of the severest that has visited this district for many years. Curlews, sparrows, and rooks were hovering and screeching above the streets in the town until the storm abated. PORTMADOC. POST OFFICE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. One of the severest thunderstorms ever ex- perienced in the district raged for four or five hours at Portmadoc on Sunday night. The electric current was exceptionally vivid and lit up the sky for miles round in striking contrast to the darkness of the night. About half-past nine the instrument room of the Post Office was found to be on fire and the nephew of the Postmaster, who is on his holi days, ran for the police and the officer in charge, Mr James Pritchard. With great presence of mind the young fellow, who only met one person, knocked at the doors of houses, with the result that a number of people turned out when the storm was at its highest. Police-sergeant Jones, Con- stable Rowlands, Dr Jones Morris, Mr Newell, and others were also soon on the spot and rendered valuable assistance. Telegraph Messenger Piercy, hearing the cries of fire, immediately got out of bed and with commendable foresight ran for Lines- man M'Millan. M'Millan, who arrived quickly on the scene, at great personal risk entered the cellar where the batteries were. Constable Rowlands and Mr NVillit-n Jones, waterman, on entering the instrument room were driven back by smoke. However, private hoses and buckets were brought into requisition, the scene being one of intense excitement. It was about an hour before the fire was got under, but nct before considerable damage was done to the instrument room. About half-past ten the storm abated, only to be renewed an hour afterwards and continued uutii the early hours of Monday morning. Mr James Pritchard, the officer in charge, Linesman M'Millan, and his assistant, Police-Constable Rowlands and Water- man William Jones remained on the premises all night. Communication was partially restored on Monday morning. PWLLHELI. A thunderstorm of unusual severity and of long duration passed over this district on Sunday even- ing. The lightning was most vivid. Nothing like it had been witnessed here for many years. Fortu- nately no mishap is recorded. LAMPETER. A thunderstorm of unusual violence passed over the district on Thursday. It lasted from about eleven in the morning until about nine in the evening. The lightning flashes were near and very vivid and caused considerable uneasiness amongst the inhabitants. No damage was however done in the town, but two calves belonging to Mr David Thomas, Brynmeddyg, Pencarreg, were killed and a valuable dog belonging to Mr Fred Sturdy, head- keeper on the Falcondate Estate. Several trees in the neighbourhood were also split open by the lightning. The great storm of Sunday, which was felt so much at other places, was practically only witnessed here from a distance and the town's experience of it was more interesting than otherwise. The lightning did not come very near, but those on the look-out could see the hills in the distance frequently lighted up by the flashes, and occasionally when the lightning was more than usually vivid small objects on the hills could be discerned.
DOLGELLEY. VISITORS. -Arn()DI the numerous visitors at pre- sent in the town are Professor and Mrs Kuno Meyer who are staying at Frcnallt. FAREWELL SUPPER. -On Tuesday evening a fare- well supper was held at the Angel Hotel by the friends of Messrs E. Arthur Jones and J. S. Fitchard on their departure to Rhodesia. Messrs Jones and Fitchard are held in high esteem in the town, being at all times staunch supporters of every good cause charitable or otherwise. Mr Arthur Jones returned to England from Africa about nine months ago and is returning in company with Mr Fitchard. The president at the supper was Mr David Owen, Cross Keys, and the vice-president Mr Tom Parry, Fron- arran. There were also present :—Superin- tendent Jones, Messra R. Guthrie Jones, John Griffith, E. Arthur Jones, J. S. Fitchard, T. H. Roberts, H. Mathew Williams, H. R. Lloyd, Dr John Jones, Dr Hugh Jones, Henry R. Jones, Edward Williams (Llew Meirion), A. C. Pinkerton, W. E. Jelf Clarke, R. Jones Griffith, J. E. Jones, M. W. Griffith, Mus. Bac., E Corbett Owen. After supper, the following toast list was gone through The Queen was proposed by the President; and also "The Prince and Princess of Wales," the President. The toast of the evening, viz., The Guests," was proposed in a most appro- priate specch by the President, who said that he was very proud to be present there that evening. He was acquainted with the young men who were on the eve of departure for a foreign land and he knew their parents. He felt that it was a trying ordeal to the parents of Mr Jones to see him leaving the family for the second time and he also heartily sympathised with Mr Fitchard, who was leaving the environs of Dolgelley for the first time. He trusted they would be what was expressed in the homely phase, Good boys," and worthy of the high traditions of their families and of the good old county town cf Dolgelley. (Applause). He hoped that Messrs Jones and Fitchard would prosper more and-more in their new sphere. He I would watch their career with interest. Fe con- cluded by reciting: Lie bynag y b'och, ar for neu dir, gwnewch bopeth a wnewch fel Uymry pur." Mr Arthur Jones and Mr Fitchard responded and expressed their thanks to their friends for their generosity and thoughtfulness in promoting that farewell meeting which would be a source of com- fort to them in their times of trial. Llew Meirion then sang, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep." Messrs R. Jones-Griffith, solicitor, who came pur- posely from Llandudno to the meeting, J. H. Roberts, Parliament House, Superintendent Jones, Dr Hugh Jones, Dr John Jones, Mr John Griffith, and several others wished them good luck. Songs and recitations were afterward given by Messrs W. E. Jelf Clarke, Fitchard, Guthrie Jones, Llew Meirion, &c. The catering of the Hostess (Miss Bicknell) was excellent. The young men sail from Southampton next Saturday in the Union Line steamer Moor" and will leave with the Joest wishes of all their friends and townsmen. SPECIAL SESSIONS, AUGUST 19TH.-Before Dr Edward Jones, R. ynne Williams, and J. Meyrick Jones. Esqrs. Trouble at Klondyke. "-Thomas Lewis, native of Bargoed,^Glam, working at the "New Klondyke," Penmaenpool, and in the employ of the Foreign and Colonial Trading Company whose works are at Penmaenpool, was summoned by William Colby, a licensed waterman, in the employ of the same Company, for threatening to shoot him,with a gun on the night of the 18th August. —The complain- ant Colby said that on the previou? evening he was in the Klondyke in the company f the defendant who was very drunk, and without any provocation whatever told him that he would finish him before he left North Wales, and rushed to a corner where the guns and rifles were kept and took a cartridge from his pocket and loaded his gun. First of all he pointed the weapon to an opposite direction md next pointed it towards him and said "Now,! I've got you." Tne compliinant rushed out of the shed and gave information to the police. He asked the Bench to deal leniently with the defendant as they had been on very good terms till that night. -Mr Head, the manager, was sworn and said that he saw the defendant that night and, as he was going to the George Hotel, the defendant followed him and threatened to shoot him also. He was a good workman and he felt sure that it was all through a drunken frenzy that he acted as he did. He (the defendant) had given notice to leave the Company and was offered his place back. He was too callous to accept it.—The Bench gave the defenda-it a very severe reprimand and fined him 20s and costs or in default fourteen days.—Colby, the complainant, after hearing the verdict, said I will pay what is the damage ?" but defendant's brother stepped to the Clerk and said No, we'll pay it's all right." SPECIAL SESSIONS, AUGUST 22ND.-Before Francis Evans and J. Meyrick Jones, Esqrs. A Messenger of the (jueen" in Low Water.-An ugly and perfect specimen of the genus tramp named William Samways, labourer, from Winton, Hants, was charged by P.C. Richard Owen with having slept in an outhouse at Nant-y-Gwyr- ddail on August 21st.-P.C. Owen deposed that the defendant had been all around the farms in the neighbourhood the previous evening and threaten- ing the children and begging at different farm- houses and declaring that he was a messenger from the Queen to warn all the people not to go to the harvest this year. Eventually, after a long search, he was found to be sleeping in an outhouse at Nant- y-Gwyrddail, where he was apprehended.—The Bench considered the case proved and sentenced him to one month's imprisonment with bardilabour. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD.—Present Councillor J. Meyrick Jones, mayor, presiding; Councillors E. W. Evans, John Williams, John Edwards, Richard Richards, Griffith Owen, Dd. Meredith, and Richard Mills; Messrs Rd. Barnett, acting clerk and William Jones, inspector and surveyor. FINANCE. The labour sheets, amounting to £9 6s 6d, being for the fortnight, were passed.—The Mayor remark- ing that it .was heavy, the Assistant Clerk said it was due to the labour on the.drains.-Mr E. W. Evans said a good deal of money had been paid for nightsupervision, but the Surveyor said it was neces- sary to have a person watching the open drain in Goleuad-street during the night, otherwise accidents might occcur.—The Surveyor reported having re- ceived particulars in relation to the account of the Gas Company on gas fittings and said he would give details on them to the next meeting. TTIF NOT-KRAL)-STREET DPAIN. Mr E. W. Evans, Mr John Edwards, and Mr Richard Richards said the work in connection with this drain was most satisfactory, and the former said the present improvements would answer much better than a tank. In reply to Mr Griffith Owen, the. Surveyor said the work was nearly completed. Mr Griffith Owen said complaints had been made about the work being at times left alone for days. —The Surveyor said the Council did not engage permanent workmen and with occasional workmen they had to consult the latter's convenience.—Mr Owen said it was advisable that the drains should not be kept open more than was absolutely neces- sary. When open they constituted a great annoy- ance to the adjoining houses.—The.Surveyor con- curred, but again said that without regular work- men he was helpless. A DISCLAIMER. Mr John Williams said he was informed that at the last meeting it was stated that he tried to in- fluence the Surveyor to do the work in connection with the parapet in front of his house in a certain way. He wished to repudiate that sratement which was untrue.—Mr E. W. Evans, the Mayor, and Sur- veyor said no such statements had been made. LIGHTING. The Assistant Clerk reported that Mr Woodford, the manager of the Gas Company, met several members of the Council in reference to the contract for lighting the town. Mr Woodford declined to consent to the omission of the regulator. Mr E. W. Evans thought the regulator should'be done away with. The system suggested was a sham. The Council would contract for the supply of five feet 'of gas per hour, but they would not get it.- The Mayor and Mr John Williams said Mr Wotd- ford seemed to be anxious to meet them in every way and was prepared to have the regulator and burners tested. Mr John Edwards expressed the same view, adding that special facilities were given hy the Company to the town according to what Mr VA oodford stated. — Mr E. W. Evjtns maintained that if the Council contracted for five feet of gas they should get five feet of gas. If they entered upon the agreement as suggested they would lk acting like the person wno contracted with a water company for the supply of water through an inch pipe. An inch pipe was provided as stipulated, but inside that pipe was mother pipe through which the water ran. He (Mr Evans) was desirous that the same privileges as were extended to private houses should be extended to public streets. He knew it was difficult to contend with private com- panies, but still they must get what they con- tracted for.—Mr John Edwards: Mr Woodford stated clearly that he would not consent to the omission of the regulator.—Mr Evans That is a further proof of the accuracy of my con- tention.—Mr Griffith Owen said the lighting had improved of late and he thought Mr Woodford was doing all he could for Dolgelley.-Mr E. W. Evans said he did not dispuce that Mr Woodford was doing his best for the town. However, he would suggest that a clause should be inserted in the con- tract that there should be five feet of gas per hour with an illuminated power of not less than sixteen candle power. The suggestion was eventually adopted.-Mr E. W. Evans brought forward his motion that the Council should provide and fix on a convenient place a photometer for the purpose of testing the quality of the gas supplied for the street lamps. Mr Evans said it was advisable that the Council should know the quality of the gas supplied. -Mr John Edwards saia Mr Woodford, the gas manager, said that no reliable photometer could be purchased at less than £ 40.—Mr Evans Nonsense. -Mr Edwards Mr Woodford said we would also have to secure a dark room and incur other expenses. He had no objection to the provision of a photometer of that value if the Council deemed it necessary.-Mr E. W. Evans said Mr Woodford raised similar objections when the Council some time ago agreed to purchase a photometer worth t7 7s, such as was now in operation at Bangor and Carnarvon and, he believed, Aberystwyth.—Mr Meredith and the Surveyor said they understood from Mr Woodford that he would not consent to the provision of a photometer of less value than £40. The lacter suggested that the Clerk should write to Bangor and Carnarvon asking how the seven-guinea photometer worked.—The suggestion was adopted, Mr Mills stating that if these towns wrote stating thf t the instrument purchased at seven guineas was satisfactory, Mr Woodford could not possibly raise any further objection. WATER SUPPLY. Mr Richards said he should like to refer to one matter, although he knew he was not strictly in order. He referred to the present charges for the supply of water by the Water Company. The Company had increased their charges without notifying the consumers of their intention. He questioned the right of the Company to do so with- out notice. Unless the consumers immediately paid their increased charges, the Company turned the water off. He suggested the appointment cf a small committee to go into the matter. —Mr Griffith Owen said it was an important matter and one deserving the consideration of the Council. Mr John Edwards said he understood the Water Com- pany had increased their charges in view of the in- crease in the assessment of the union by Mr David Gillart. For instance, houses formerly valued at £ 20 were now ratsd at f25 and there was a corres- ponding increase in the charge for water. How- ever, he supported dle suggestion to refor the matter to a committee for consideration.—Mr Meredith and Mr Richards said the tenants of smdl houses would suffer by the increased charges. The latter feared that in order to escape a heivy account for water they would not flush the privies sufficiently. -Mr John Williams and Mr E. W. Evans expressed the same view.—Ultimately, Messrs Richard iviiiis, Griffith Owen, and Richard Meredith were appointed a committee to inquire into and report upon the matter. THE BYLAWS. The next matter on the agenda was a motion in the name of Mr Richard Richards as to the posi- tion of the Council in relation to their bylaws, they having recently approved plans showing a street of nine feet whereas the bylaws required a street of twenty-four feet. Mr Richards said the motion as notified explained the case in a nutshell.—The Mayor: The plans of Mr Chidlaw Roberts have been passed by the Council and we cannot discuss the matter further.—Mr Richards But in what position does the Council stand ? He added that Arran-road was about five hundred yards long and houses were being erected at both ends. How would the Council stand if owners of land in that road raised objections to the Council's action of approving plans of nine feet in one place and com- pelling twenty-four feet in another place.—Mr Richard Mills said the owners of property could be depended upon to look after their own interests. He also remarked upon the difficulty of keeping strictly to the bylaws and said the houses erected by Mr Richards was not in strict accordance with the bylaws.—Mr Richards disputed this statement, observing that he made concessions to the Council and not the Council to him.—Mr J, Edwards said the question to be decided was, had the bylaws been broken ? It was not for them to discuss the merits of the plans of Mr Chidlaw Roberts, as they had been passed. Unless the Council were goin^ to adhere to their bylaws, they might as well cancel them. He must say that it was difficult to keep strictly to the bylaw., but if there were any bylaws they should be adhered to or done away with altogether.—The Surveyor, in reply to Mr Richards, said the Council could not now discuss Mr Roberts's plans as they had been passed. The matter between the owner?! v/ov; h-i to h- settled by the owners thoiiiacdvo-; < Council formed one.—Eventually a committee con sisting of Messrs E. W. Evans, John Edwards, and D. Meredith was appointed to obtain particulars bearing upon the conditions of sale in connection with properties in the district mentioned. NO SMOKE ON SUDAY. Mr Griffith Owen said he had been as keel toTlraw the attention of the Council to the annoyance caused through the smoke emitting from the engines left by the Railway Company under the bridge over Sunday. If the engine was removed a little further on, the smoke would not be felt. He proposed that the stationmaster should be written to about the matter. He had no doubt that he would put things right. Mr David Meredith seconded the proposition which was agreed to unani- mously. REFERRED TO THE STREETS COMMITTEE. Mr Griffith Owen asked if something could not be done to deepen the bottom of the river Arran so as to obviate any risk of water fl iwing from the river into the lower part of the town ?-In reply to Mr Richards, Mr Owen said it was a matter for the Council and not the County Council.-It was agreed that the Streets Committee should consider the matter.—Mr Meredith called attention to the necessity of enclosing that portion of the road op- posite the slaughter-house. A lady cyclist had al- ready come to grief at the spot and a blind woman had had a narrow escape.—The matter was re- ferred to the Streets Committee. GLYNDWR STREET. Mr Griffith Owen suggested that the landlords should be pressed upon to pay their moiety of the cost of providing the parapets in this street.—It being stated that the work was not completed, the matter was deferred. LOVE LANE. In reply to Mr IGriffith Owen, the Surveyor said the stones in Love-lane would shortly be removed. A CONTRACT. Mr John Williams said the contract entered into with Mr Evan Jones to construct the parapets in Arran-road had not been carried out, and he pro- posed that unless the work was done in fourteen days the contract should be declared null and void. —The proposition was seconded and agreed to. RAILWAY FACILITIES. Mr John Edwards said it appeared to him that the railway companies did not grant the same privileges to Dolgelley as they did to Barmcuth and other holiday resorts. They did not issue excursion tickets to Dolgelley, which suffered accordingly. The town Buffered in other ways through being left in the cold by the railway companies and he pro- posed that a committee should go into the matter and make recommendations thereon to the next meeting of the Council.—Mr Richards taid Mr Edwards was to be thanked for bringing the matter forward. It was a most important mavter and should be pusned forward. — Ihe sugges ion was adopted and Messrs John Edwards, E. W. Evans, and Griffith Owen were appointed on the com- mittee. THE t-LACGHTER-HOCSE. The Mayor, on the suggestion of Mr E. W. Evans, gave notice that at the next meeting he would call attention to the question of the slaughter- house.—The Council then rose. MARRIAGE OF MISS M. THOMPSON. Considerable interest was manifested Ipswich on August ISth when at the Parish Churc St. John's, Miss L. M. Thompson, youngest d --ter of Mr William Thompson of Haslemeiv, Ipswich, and formerly headmistress of Dr Williams's Schou), JJJ)- eelley, was married to the Rev Cecil Giant, M.A., headmaster of Keswick School. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J. W. House, M.A., of Lime- house, E.C., assisted by the Rev Professor II. J. Rowe, M.A., of Durham University. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful dress of white bengalme, trimmed with lace and orange blosssoms, made by Miss Catherine Evans of Dol- gelley. Both at the Church and the subsequent re- ception at. Haslemere there was a large attendance of relations and friends, and the weather being absolutely perfect, the happy event passed off with the utmost success. In the evening the Rev and Mrs C c1 Gr m.t left for Oxford, where the honeymoon is oeing spent. The presents, which were many and beautiful, included, it will be seen. numerous indications of the affection- ate esteem in which Mrs Grant is held throughout the Principality. They were as follows Bridegroom to bride, gold watch and chain set with diamonds bride to bridegroom, proof etching of Ros«etti's "Beata Beatrix;" Mr W. Thompson, silver dessert knives and forks Mr and Mrs J. Grant, father of the bride- groom, Wedgwood dessert service Misses Ethel and Bertha Grant, Indian silver filagree basket Miss Ida Grant, curved .ik coal -scuttle; Mr Walter Grant, case of plate and cutlery Miss Thompson, silver egg stand Miss Jessie Thompson, silver butter dish and knife Mr Sydney Thompson, liqueur flagons and glasses, with chiselled silver tray; Mrs Darby and Mr William Darby, silver entrée dishes and d'oyleys Mr and Mrs Samuel Thompson, fish servers Mr and Mrs R. S. Thompson, silver bread knife and fork Mr and Mrs Whittle, luncheon tray Mr and Mrs W. Palmer, Manchester, silver ink-stand governors of Dr Williams's School, silver tea and coffee-service staff of Dr Williams's School, inlaid easel pupils, do, brass tray and inlaid stand and silver brush and comb Miss Brownson, Aberystwyth, silver-mounted bread trencher Jane Jones, Maggie Pugh, and Annie Jones, school servants, silver cruets Annie Griffiths and Emily Lewis, school servants, silver cream-jug and sugar basin Mrs Cook, Dolgelley, brass candlesticks, snuffers, and tray, spoon and fork Miss Gwennie Williams, brass ladle and sardine spoon and fork; Miss Argoed, Norwegian gold enamel cream spoen and sugar-sifter Mr Richard Williams, Argoed, silver serviette rings Miss Few- ings, Brisbane, gf,ld curb bracelet; Mrs J. R. Jones, Llanuwchllyn, silver crumb scoop; Miss Ella Wil- liams, Criccieth, bread fork Mr and Mrs Morris, Bala, old Welsh sideboard Miss Roberts, Clogwyn, silver bon-bon dish Mrs Roberts. Clogwyn, silver forks; Miss Virna Davies, slippers Mrs Barker Gossling, Buxton, damask table-cloth Col. and Mrs St Clair, Chinese silk panel; Mrs Griffith, Plahnewydd, damask table-cloth Mr Williams, Dol- gelley, cut-glass scent bottle Miss Blodwen Williams. Dolgelley, cruet stand Mr John Thomas, Dolgelley, sheep-skin rug Mrs Hull md, Cardeon silver and pearl pap^r-knife Dr, Mrs, and Miss Jones, Dol- gelley, table cover Dr Hugh Jones, silver-mounted umbrella; Mrs Burton, Bain, curio; Mrs Ryan, Penybryn, Benares Mr D. E. Hughes, Dol- gelley, shawl; Mrs Richards, old Welsh plates Mrs Edwards, Dolgelley, plates; Mrs Davies, jugs Mrs Gwen Owen, Dolgelley, tea pot and jug Mr and Mrs John Lewis, l'estiniog, iukotaud Miss M. Lewis, jug Mrs Griffiths, Glyn, table-cloth Miss Griffiths, Arianfryn, silver salver Mrs Marks, Bel- fast, tea-cloth Mrs Pritchard, Ruabon, table cover; Miss Lloyd Roberts, Rhyl, water-colour drawing Mr Robert Lloyd, Dolgelley, sheep-skin rug; the Misses Millaid, Dolgelley, framed views Mrs Arnfield, Dol- gelley, tea table Mr Richard Edwards, Dolgelley, inlaid coffee table Mr John Lewis, Portmadoc, ink- stand; Mr and Mrs E. Griffith, Springfield, butter knife and pickle-forks Mrs Ellis, Dolgelley, china dishes Mr John Jones, Dolgelley, mounted horiis Mrs Plumtre, Tettenhall, table cloth Miss Eva Smalley, Barmouth, Church service; Miss Annie Foulkes, Llanberis, inkstand and penholder Mr Jack Chase, Calcutta, I ndian tea caddy Miss ,F. Anstey, Bath, eider-down coverlet Miss Tootal, Indian silver buckle; Miss, Roberts. Frondirion, hand-made ltee table cover Rev and Mrs A. F. Riley, Highgate, autotype picture Miss Riley, autotype picture Miss Marsland, I^rightun, silver cream jug Rev A. Aleston, Crewe, silver toast rack; Dr and Mrs Goddard, Wembley, copper flower pot; Misses K. and B. Morris, carved oak tray Misses E. and M. Morris, carved oak table; Miss --Williams, Ipswich, glass vases; Mrs Clarke, Miss and Mr Jelf Clarke, Dolgelley, knife rests, pickle fork, and cheese scoop Miss Marsh, silk cushion and preserve jar; Mr and Mrs Lacey, preserve jar; Miss Rutter, carved emu eggs; Miss Craigrnyle, Aberdeen, Ceylon pillow shams Miss Emily Rutter, table cover Miss Piper, Gateshead, butter knife and jam spoon Miss A. Wright, silver bun bun dish Mr W. H. Walpoie. silver entree dishes; Mr and Mrs E. J. Daviee. Ipswich, copper spirit kettle and stand Rev P. Lach- Szyrna, paper knife Rev and Mrs R. Hughes, Aber- ystwyth, cream and sugar stand Mi.-aes Brown, Ipswich, bread fork Mr and Mrs Trevor Owen, Carnarvon, silver bon bon dishes; Miss Lance, cirved Florentine frame Canon and Mrs Rawnsley, Crosthwaite, copper coffee tray Mrs Harry Ennals, poker work table Miss Coles, worked slippers Rev Granville Sharpe, Hong Kong, pocket communion service; Rev W. Parker, sil ver mounted jog and turn bier; Mrs^ >riffith, Bodlondeb. jam spoon and sugar sifier Rev J. 2\1. anJ Mrs Witheruw, Glasgow, conee t.ibie, Mr Mahon, Saffron Walden, silver salt cellars; boys at Allhallows School, Honiton, silver salt cellars Miss Gentry, plush rack -J)r and Mrs Steinhsenser, Lewes, silver teapot Miss Jackaman, cushion; Miss Duubleday, Mount Mellick, sideboard cloth and errbroidered mats; servants at Haslemere, leather handbag Mrs Grant, an'ber necklace Miss Sutton, handkerchief sachet Misses Collier, Acton, tea cloth Mr and Mrs Gnnn, gong Mr and Mrs Foulkes, Llanberis, books Miss Fisher, large Bible Mr Herbert Mostyn, silver sugar basin and spoon; Cousin Emily, souvenir spoou Miss E. Hicks, Lon- don, picture Miss E. Grant, mechanical toy Miss Louie Rigotta, book case Mr Edward Stocks, meer- schaum pipe, etc., etc. schaum pipe, etc., etc.
ABERANGELL. FATAL ACCIDEXTS. -On Thursday last Richard Roberts, quarryman, was killed at Hendre-ddu Quarry by being struck by a huge stone which toppled down from the hedge of the quarry. Much difficulty was experienced in extricating the body, several hands were fully occupied in the task from half-past nine till two. The unfortunate man, who was fifty-six years of age, had met with an accident at his work in Aberllefenny Quarry about eighteen months ago by which he lost his leg. He was married and leaves a widow and several children. Roberts was very popular among his fellow work- men and was well liked in the neighbourhood generally. An inquest was opened on Saturday but had to be adjourned until Wednesday for the attendance of H.M. Inspector of Mines when an inquiry was made into the death of Robert?; and also of Richard Edwards of Aberan^oll who met with his death a Maesygamfa Quarry on th; lot of July by being struck on the forehead by the handic of a crane. Edwards, who was an army I pensioner, was thirty-thres years cf age, was tui mnrried. He had been employe! at the q-jnrry I only for about six months. > I '<;) a a *;T r. t* ABERDOVEY. Sinri'iNG.—The Swedish brigantine, "Olans," from Gelle., Swedeu, arrived on Tuesday with a cargo of planed boards of the well-known Kormas Company, the shipment being for Air Chidlaw Roberts, timber merchant. BOATIX<; FATALITY.—Captain John Price, the well-known and popular boatman, met with his death in a tragic manner through drowning on the "le (. bar. about five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. He and Major Danks, a visitor staying at 1, Ivy House, had gone out fishing, but finding no luck, they put up the sail and proceeded to watch three sailing boats which were racing round one of the outer buoys, steered respectively by Mr S. Got to, Mr M. L. Lewis, and lt G. VVace. Mr Gotto's boat got round the buoy first, but the second boat (Mr M. L. Lewis) failing (o answer its rudder, missed steer- ing, drifted into the breakers on the south bank and was very soon swamped by the heavy seas, the occupants, Mr Lewis and a son of Mr Wuce, grasping the boat, which had air tight compart- ments and would not sink. Captain Price, who saw the accident, threw out his anchor with the intention of taking down his mast and sail and row to the rescue when two heavy seas swamped and capsized the boat and he and his companion found themselves worse (¡II than the others. They suc- ceeded in clinging to the keel of the boat for some time, until a huge wave came and washed them off. Major Danks, being a good swimmer and aided by a sprit, kept on the surface, but the captain sank and was seen no more. While this was happening, Mr G. Wace, who saw the first accident, sailed for Mr Lewis and his son and succeeded in getting them safely to his boat. When returning on the outer side of the breakers to the fairway of the river, they heard the cries of Major Dank and, after casting the other boat adrift to ensure more speed, they came to him and after great difficulty got him into the boat greatly exhausted. Mr Gotto had sailed up in his boat for assistance and in a short time the fishing boat" Cetewayo" sailed iown the estuary, when Mr Wace and the others 2jot on board and arrived in the harbour about ieven o'clock. The sad event cast a gloom over the olace and the Institute concert which was to be idd that evening was postponed to Thursday evening.
Mr Charles D. Radcliffe, aged fifty-one, a gentle- man of independent means, living at the Moor H*y, Hereford, shot himself through the heart with a revolver last w<-ek in the presence oc his wife. Ai;! an inquest held on Wednesday no cause could be assigned for the deed and the coroner's jury re- turned a verdict of J' Suicide whilst temporarily insane. I
PEN uh yN deudraeth] BOARD OF GUARIJIATSS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD.Present: Mr John Jones, chairman, pre- siding Mr Owen Jones, vice-chairman Mr W. Davies, J. P,. co-optative Mrs Casson, Port- madoc; Mrs Morgan, Messrs J. Thomas, G. Owen, Cadwaladr Roberts, Dr Evans, Festiniog J. P. Roberts, Penrhyn Thomas Davies, Talsarnau Richard Roberts, Trawsfynydd r Evan Davies, Macntwrog A. W. Roberts, Pt ocrefelyn Wm. Jones, Llandecwyn; D. Bowen Jones, Llanfrothen; Morgan Roberts, Beddgelert the Rev John Lloyd. Llandanwg and the Rev D. Owen, Llan- bedr; Messrs T. Roberts, clerk D. Jones, assistant clerk D. J. Jones, master the Reliev- ing Odicefs; and Dr J. R Jones, medical officer. Statistics.—Out relief administered during the last fortnight :—Tremadoc district, per Mr R. Parry, i74 is Od to 267 paupers; last year, corresponding period, f72 Os 6d to 269 pau- pen. Festiniog district, per Mr William Thomas, £ S9 5 6d to 32o paupers corresponding period last year, £ 102 !S J lj to ;3ij!) paupers. Llanfrothen district, per Mr D. Humphreys, JE12 2s Od to 48 paupers last year corresponding period, E12 18s Od to 53 paupers. Llanfinangel-y-traethau district, per Mr Rees Roberts, JL:55 15,3 Od to 243 paupers Jast year corresponding period, f60 2 4d to 259 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved, 31. Number of inmates, 55. Corresponding period, 25. The Alterations at the fVorl-hoeis, -The Visiting Committee which had been deputed to make arrangements in regard to the removal of inmates during the alterations at the House, reported that they had considered offeis from Carnarvon, Bangor, Pwllheli, Lianrwsfc, and Dolgelley. A list of the lain'.tes it had been decided to send to each was read. Eighteen remained in bhe House, being bed- ridden persons and a few to attend on these and remove iurni urc. It was recommended that each inmate on being sent away should be supplied with t'-vo suits of clothes --Mr Cadr. Roberts asked why the undertaking given by the Contractor to have one part of the building completed first so that the ram d o c<-uld ht) removed to it was not carried out so that this expense might he saved ?—Mr Owen Jones said it had always been understood that this could be done.—The Chairman explained that the Architect at the last meeting said it was necessary that the Contractor should be allowed a free band to remove his men frcm one part to the other according to the state of the weather.—Mr Owen Jones asked why this was not seen when the plans were before the Board and ths Architect and Contractor said there would be no difficulty in doing so ? He added that he did not think the Visiting Committee had gone into the matter to the extent they ought to have done. He thought they should have con- sulted the Contractor as to whether one portion could not be completed so as to accommodate some of the inmates. He did not think they were justi- fied in sending so many away at present.—Mrs Casson thought the Board would be incurring eerious responsibility in neglecting to carry out the demands of the Architect to send these inmates away so as to enable the Contractor to remove his men to different parts of the building. If they did not do that they would not be able to restrict the Contractor as to time nor inflict a penalty.. Then they had to consider the sanitary side of the matter. Supposing the new building was completed as sug- gested, could they directly remove the inmates to it ? They all knew there was nothing so insanitary as dsmp buildings and it required quite six weeks for a place to iiv. then there was the danger from the openi -g i f the drains and she contended that they had no right to keep the inmates there. The drainage oi many years had percolated into the soil and when the ground was opened there would be very great danger. They knew 1,500 years had not proved sufficient to purdy soil of that kind and there had been such cases in which excavators had caught fover. Therefore it seemed to her that for t ie c ot • ■ r>>i iny as well as sanitary they should remove the multibus. Sie believed they were bound to move them. The Architect was the per- son they were responsible to and he was responsible to them and as he had demanded that the inmates should be sent away they ought to he sent at once. They should also have regard for the Master's wishes in the matter. It was impossible to keep the inmates as they ought to be kept in the present state of the building owing to the general disorder which prevailed.—Mr Cadwaladr Roberts suggested that the District Council should be asked to bring their main drain ..ithin such a distance as to enable them to empty their drains into it.—Mr John Thomas spoke in favour of keepiog the inmates in the House.-The Rev David Owen said it was absolutely necessary that the inmates should be kept in a perfectly dry and sanitary place.Alr E. Bowen Jones agreed with what Mrs Casson had said and proposed the adoption of the report. —The Rev D. Owen seconded the proposition.—The Medical Officer (Dr Jones) being asked hvj opinion by the Chairman, said he thought the inmates should be removed,—Mr Owen Jones agreed with Mrs Casson that the Board should obey the instructions of the Architect. The Architect had, however, changed his ground since the plan-j were presented. The Architect and Dr Jones then -tvci.-e 111 favour of completing pcj.. LLÛl -1 L'J to iv-move the irww;, uico lhcin.ThP ;.[- lical Offiojr said it was his opinion from the commencement that, this could not bo done and that was also Mr Bircham's opinion. -Mr Qv/eu Jones sidd. he had spoken 13 Mi Birchavr. and he was net against do- i'ig so. — Mi- John Teoiaas said the Contractor was ii qr.itt. willing to do as was suggested.—The Chairman asked the Medical Officer whether he thought it woold be viit. to remove the inmat«s tc the new bmldiiig ? -Toe Medical Officer Certainly nnt. Mr Cadw aiadr Roberts said^no. one proposed doing sucn a ciue:. thing. Tiif-oe ivcre pbnty cf 1001113 m the House tie.u the iu culture could, be re- moved to the new building so as to make room for -Tit.- Chairman said there would not be sufficient room to classify the inmates in these rooms as they were bound to Cadwaltdr Roberts asked how did the Medical Officer counten- ance the keeping of the bedridden people in the House if the surroundings were insanitary ?-The Medical Officer said these people could not be re- moved under any eircumstauees.— Mr Cadwaladr Roberts rejoined that iu that ease it was a pity to open the drains at all. Morgan said it was impossible for the Mast or to take propsr care of the inmates while the House was in its present open stat,Tiie Rev D. Owen said it was quite un- reasonable to speak about removing the inmates to the new building.—Mrs Casson, referring to Mr Owen Jones's remark to the effect that the Visiting Committee should have consulted the Contractor before bringing in their report said the Committee would have exceeded their duty if they had done so. They had no right to interfere with the Contractor's work at all. The Architect was the person responsible to the Board and what he said was necessary the Board should carry out.—Mr Cadwaladr Roberts then moved as an amendment that the matter be ad- journed so that further enquiries should be made as to how many inmates it was absolutely necessary to send away.—Mr John Thomas seconded the proposition.—Seven voted for the amendment and seven for the propr)sition.Irs Morgan Now, Mr Chairman. —The Ciioirm-in Tt is an awkward portion for me. bu! T must do my duty and I vote for the proposition.—The, proposition to send the inmates away as recommended by, the Visiting Committee was therefore carried. j. :t\. Cadwaiadr Roberts proposed Giia the attention of the District Council be called to the fact that the Board were unable to connect '.v,h the main drain owing to jte distance awav Wiliiam Jcaea said t:t uriaee.T.s*; Council had now under consideration a new'scheme of drainage for that district.-The Chairman thought there could be no harm in calling the Council's attention to the matter and Mr Roberts's proposition was agreed to. Tender.' The Visiting Committee recommended that samples received with half-yearly tenders for provisions be in future opened by the Tenders Com- mitiee. Jn a division, it was decided to adhere to he old arrangements. r'œcillcd¿on.-A letter was read from the Local Government Board c.dling attention to the foro- vi.don? of the new Vaccination Act, one of which was that persons would be liable to uo penalty for neglecting to have their children vaccinated provided within fonr months they satisfied two justices that they had conscientious belief that vaccination would be prejudicial to the health of their children and received certificates to that effect from such justices. County P^cqiU.—A preccpt from the County Council for xl,y76 Ss 9] i, being a rate of 4^d in the pouue., received. This included the halfpenny lntbrincaiate education rate.—The Chairman observed that several parishes were at present in arrear with their calls and it was resolved to de- m-ud immediate payment. The Board in a Dijfi<-„b' -A letter was read from Mr O. O. Williams, who was an applicant for the post of clerk of works, to which Mr D. Williams of Cardiff was ultimately appointed, asking what com- peusauou the Board intended making him for hav- ing by appointing him to the post and then cancel- ling the engagement, caused him the loss of his ap- pointment at Liverpool and other engagements.- The matter was referred to a committee.