GOLF. The annual summer meeting of the Borth Golf Club commenced on Tuesday, August 9th, and was continued up to Friday. The weather was all that could be wished, except on IVednesul ay, th lOtb, when the Borth Challenge Cup was played for under climatic conditions of the wildest description. The links were in very creditable order and were much praised by the visitors. The two wins of Prof. E. Edwards of the University, Aberystwyth, in the Cambrian Railway Challenge Cup and the Borth Challenge Cup competitions were very popular. Mrs H. G, Wright, playing from scratch, won in the ladies com- petition with the verj creditable score of ninety-eight and Mr W. Potter, also from scratch, took the Captain's Cup with a tir.e score of eighty-four, this figure being the present record of the links. CAMBRIAN RAILWAY COMPANY'S CHALLENGE CUP, TCESDAV, AUGUST 9TH, 1"!1", Gross. Hep. Nett. "Prof. E,Jwards loo 13 7 tT. Pegram HI 3 P. Morton loO 12 SS ft!ed R. T. Smith 101 12 :9 W Potter >41 0 >41 J. H. Davies 103 13 90 H. G. Wright 99 9 90 R. B. Lattimer 100 11) 90 S.Hemingway 107 17 90 W. G. Everett 1114 13 91 E. H. Carr 91 3 91 H. G. Strinzer 104 13 91 Rev E J. IcClelJan 109 11; 93 L. P. Hughes 103 9 94 A. B. Seholtield t!S 3 95 W. S. Borrow 113 IS 95 Rev E. O. Junes 117 21 Wi C. T. Davis 115 ltf !)!) W. Lattimer 125 25 100 F. S. Weston > F. C. T,)nathan -No return. J. E. Murphy J Winner of cup and memento. t T. Pegram won second prize on playing off tie. LADIES COMPETITION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TII, 1"!J,, Gross. Hep. Nett "Mrs Wright Scratch 9S fMrs Pegram 110 10 11111 tMrs Potter 105 <) 1051 Miss H. Fletcher 135 3o 105 J Miss Davies 114 s 10H Miss E. H. Carr 117 10 107 Miss J. H. Carr 123 15 10S Miss K. Murphy liti 7 109 Miss E. F. Davies llfj ii lit) Miss E. Fletcher 144 30 114 Mrs Murphy 135 is 117 Miss Lattimer 171 30 741 Mrs Rubert Smith! Miss Richardson j" return. Scratch prize. + First score prize. f Mrs Potter won second score prize on playing off tie. BORTH CHALLENGE CUP, WED-I ESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 1S9S. Gross. Hep. Nett. Prof. Edwards 101 13 91 .„ C (3 penalty) tR. Smith 105 12 93\ ;s. Hemingway 110 17 93/uea :i A. B. Seholtield 98 3 95 E. H. Carr 102 3 99 F. S. Weston 107 « 101 P. Iforton H4 12 102 R. B. Lattimer 115 10 105 S. Haggarty 105 0 105 J. E. Burgam 121 It) 105 •T. H. Davies 121 13 10X W. S. Borrow 12H IS 1118 Rev E. S. Richardson 121 10 III Winner of cup. f Second. Third. i' Winner of scratch prize. Many others took part in the competition, but did not return cards. BOGEY COMPETITION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 1898. Hep. W. G. Everitt 9 3down R. B. Lattimer 7 5 H. G. Wright ti Ii" P. Haggarty. 1 Ô" J. H. Davies 9 7 W. S. Borrow 12 7 C. T. Davies 11 7 S. Hemingway 9 7 J. W. Osborne 9 7 R. Smith fi 7 A. B. Scholfield 0 9 F. Weston 5 9 P.Morton 8 11 Rev E. O. Jones 14 14 Dr C. Coles 9 14 CAPTAIN'S CUP, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH. 1898 Gross. Hep. Nett. -\V. Potter Scratch 84 tL. P. Hughes 9 87 J. W. Osborne 103 It 89 Rev E..T. McClellan 111., It) Si) W. S. Borrow 109 IS 91 E. H. Carr 95 4 91 I). Morton 10H 12 94 Prof. E. Edwards 102 7 95 C. T. Davies Ill It) 95 R. B. Lattimer lOti 9 97 First prize. t Second prize (presented by Mrs Davies). The Harlech Rcya! St. David's Club summer meeting commenced on August 16th and concluded on August 22nd, when the seventh and final round of the Town Bowl Competition, match played under handicap, resulted in a win for Mr S. W. Blathwayt (handicap 2), who beat Mr E. M. Owen (handicap 10) by 4 up and 2 to play in the seventh and tinal round. The entries for this event numbered 70, the various rounds being keenly contested, some being carried to the 20th and 21st holes before the I winner was arrived at. In the medal round competitions so close was the scoring and so good the handicapping that there was only a difference of 10 strokes in the first 20 odd who returned cards not exceeding 90 nett. Con- siderations of space prevent detail lists and of the V2 entrants the following turned out to be the winners :— Mr Shirley Baldwin's Prize (match played against bogey)—The Hon. Harold Finch Hatton, plus 1, 1 down, the runner up being Mr F. M. G. Abell, scratch, 2 down. Cambrian Challenge Cup and Gold Medal Memento- Mr T. W. Piggott, :3-:3-s0, tied with Captain Sydney Brown, 85—5—80, the former winning on playinz off the tie. The runner up was Mr C. A. E. Rodgers, 88—7—si. Lowsome Challenge Bowl and Gold Medal Memento— The holder, Mr G. Ashmore, by winning the bowl this year, being two in succession, secures absolute possession. His score was S4 less 6, 7S the next best being Mr W. L. Manseigh, 82 less 3, 79 Mr J. E. H. Orr, 91 less 12, 79, and Mr Finch Hatton, 79 plus 1, 80. With this return the latter secured the Kerr scratch prize and also won Mrs Ashmore's prize for scratch aggregate with 161, Mr W. L. Mansergh being second with 169. The foursomes competition was won by Messrs D. L. and J. M. Howell, handican 9, 1 up on bogey, followed by Messrs Seymour Price Williams and E. L. Mansergh, handicap S, all square. The ladies prizes were won by Mrs MacGower and Mrs More and the mixed foursomes by Miss N. I'ountney and Mrs H. Sturge. The meeting, which passed off without a hitch, was favoured with excellent weather, save thundershowers 1 and a brief but violent gale on Thursday. On the pre- vious Monday a team from Aberdovey visited Harlech for an inter club match, resulting in a somewhat hollow victory for the St. David's Club, who had the advantage of playing on their own links and a better choice of con- stituents of the team, though neither clubs played full strength. Aberdovey, at the last moment, was dis- appointed of two of its leading players and distinctly over-matcned played a plucky game. Scores as follows :— HARLECH. ABERDOVEY. Hon. H. Finch Hatton 6 Major Green 0 F, -NI. G. Abell 4 P. Haggarty. 0 Shirley Baldwin 6 Rev A. E. Allcock 0 Xv Y- Pigsott 1 W. Paterson 0 W. L. -Ifansergh 0 D. L. Howell I Osmond Williams 0 S. Jebb Scott 0 Sydney Brown 10 J. M. Dyer 0 G. Ashmore 8 Trench 0 Alan Bragg 7 j. Ketley 0 o A "n ^rsoa 7 H. W. Vardon 0 PPV V wmp 8 -Gotto 0 Rev F. W. Pearse 8 Colonel Pilgrim 0 T°tal 65 TT 1 1. TT FOURSOMES. Harlech—Hon H. Finch Hatton and F. M. G. Abell, WilUam W Ylr\rand Pi^ott- 5 0smonii L-^anseigh, 1 C. A. Palmer and Alan Bragg, 5; Sydney Brown and G. Ashmore, 4; F. W. fl j W- Pearse, 8 total, 26. Aberdovey—Major Green and P. Haggarty, 0 Rev A HotelTo aT° k' Pate^son-0 S. Jebb Scott and D. L. Trenrh ft P ,ketl,e £ .lrLd Gotto, 0 J. M. Dyer and irench, 0 Colonel Pilgrim and H. W. Vardon, 0 total,
LLWYNGWRIL. l Thf first meetinS of the newly- elected School Board for Llangelynin parish was held he" on Saturday afternoon. All the members were present, On the motion of Mr Ellis Parry Hendre, Mr Thomas Griffith, Cambrian Stores, Llwyngwril, was unanimously elected chairman. Rev Ellis Williams, Bwlchgwyn, was also unanimously chosen vice-chairman. The reports of the three schools were read and considered satisfactory. Visiting committees for the month were appointed and monthly cheques were drawn.
JDOLGELLEF. NEW HOUSES FOR WORKING M E .-Arrangements in connection with the erection of thirty-two new houses by Mr J. Chidlaw Roberts, J.P., are pushed forward rapidly. This is by far the largest attempt made by public or private eftort to provide healthy and convenient houses for working men in any place in the district. On Saturday last the tenders for masenry, joinery, plastering, and painting were opened and the following accepted, all the con- tractors residing in Dolgelley :—Masonry work, No. 1 to No. 32, Mr Edward Evans painting, Mr David Jones joinery, Nos. 1 to 24, Messrs W. and J Owen Nos. 25 to 32. Mr Richard Edwards plastering, Nos. 1 to 24, Mr Griffith Jones No. 25 to No. 32, Mr John Williams. The houses are arranged in three blocks or terraces. Nos. 1 to 12 face Arran-road; Nos. 12 to 24 are behind the latter and face across the river meadows; Nos. 25 and 26 are arranged as shops and face Arran-rcad, while the remainder, Nos. 27 to 32 adjoin the shops and face a new read thirty feet wide leading at right angles from Arran-road. The shops contain shop and living room, pantry, and two large bedrooms, and w.c. All the other houses contain sitting room, kitchen, three bed- rooms, pantry, and warehouse, w.c., and enclosed private yard with back entrance from a cartway eight feet wide. The shops have doors and windows on the front and side of the houses, thus atf jrding thorough ventilation. All other houses have windows and doors in the front and at the back. Two bedrooms in each house have fire- places, while the third bedroom has ventilators in the ceiling. The wash-houses will have a sink with waterwork, top over, a washing boiler, and coal bunk. The outside water-closets will all be Duckett's patent automatic tipping closets, flushed by waste water from the sinks. The houses, which are designed in a simple manner, will be erected by means of material obtained locally and will have dormer gables over the bedroom windows to bar- monize with the adjoining houses. The architects are Messrs Hipkiss and Bassett of Aberdovey and Aberystwyth. The houses are to be commenced forthwith and will be pushed on with reasonable rapidity until completion. Numerous applications for tenancy have already been received. The houses will doubtless be let long before they are completed, the want of artizans' dwellings having been long felt. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL, SATURDAY, ACGCST 27TH.-Present Mr Meyrick Roberts, chairman, presiding Messrs Cadwaladr Roberts, Llangelynin; Chas. Williams and E. P. Jones, Llanaber; W m. Davies, Llanegryn M. G. Williams, L'an^nddwyn Robert Hughes, LIan- fachreth Richard Jones, Llanelltyd H. Pugh, Llanfachreth J. P. Jones, Corris Misers W. R. Davies, clerk R. Barnett, assistant clerk Dr Hugh Jones, medical officer and Wm. Jones, inspector. WATER SUPPLIES AND OTHER MATTERS. The Medical Officer submitted a report on the Llwyngwril water supply, drainage at Llanegryn, and on houses at Friog and Llanaber. which dis- closed a very unsatisfactory state of things.—It was agreed, on the proposition of Mr Charles Williams, seconded by Mr M. Williams, that the report should not be published in the newspapers. CORRIS. Reference wasmadeto as r atement contained in the last medical officer's report as to refuse being thrown into the stream at Corris.-The Inspector said he had served notices on the occupiers of the houses close by, but he had not beeu there.—Mr J. P. Jones said the place was kept quite clean at present.—Other matters reported upon at the last meeting relating to Aberllefenny were deferred until this meeting owing to the absence of the members for that place.—No members were present at this meeting and the matter was again post- poned to the next meeting, the members in the meantime to be asked to attend, failing which the Council will proceed to deal with the matters in their absence. LLWYNGWRIL WATER SUPPLY. Mr Charles Williams proposed in reference to this water supply, which was reported as being so unsatisfactory, that the Surveyor in consultation with some competent person should draw out a scheme which the Council could proceed with.—Mr Rot ert Hughes seconded the proposition.—In reply to Mr Cadwaladr Roberts, Mr M. G. Williams said Mr Williams and Mr Gillart had been deputed to draw out a scheme for the owners.—It was there- fore agreed that the owners should meet the In- spector and, if the former would not draw out a satisfactory scheme, that the Inspector should do so.—Mr Cadwaladr Roberts observed that the time hid come when it was absolutely necessary that a proper water supply should be made at Llwyngwril. —Other small matters mentioned in the Medical Officer's report were dealt with.—When the report was being discussed, Mr E. P. Jones, observing Mr Charles Williams engaged in conversation with the Clerk at the end of the table, protested, saying that was a board meeting and Mr Williams and the Clerk should not carry on a private conversation.—Mr Charles Williams asked that the Council should be ruled by the Chairman.—Mr Jones, proceeding, said he did not care either for the Clerk or Dr Williams; order should be kept.—The Chairman ask- ing for order, Mr Jones said he was able to behave himself as well as the Chairman. DYFFRYN WATER SUPPLY. A letter was read from Messrs Blake, Accrington, in reference tc the proposed hydraulic ram scheme of water supply for Dyffryn. Their representative had visited Dyffryn and reported that on the site pointed out to him by the Council's Committee there was spring water flowing at the rate of sixteen-and-a-quarter gallons per minute with an available working fall of about seventeen feet six inches, and the Council wanted the ram to force 2.000 gallons of this water per day of twenty-four hours to a tank which it was proposed placing at Brynffynon, 113 feet above the ram. After describ- ing the route of the water, it was stated that the weather was dry when the measurements were tak. n and be could not say whether the supply might possibly be a little less at other times. For that reason they proposed to supply a ram which could be adjusted so as to work with any quantity of driving water from eighteen gallons per minute down to only twelve gallons per minute. Their representative pointed out to the Chairman the necessityof forming a small well into which they could collect the several streams which would combinedly form a supply of aixteeo-and-a-quarter gallons per minute and then lay from that well eighty yards of pipes to carry the driving water from the collecting well to a feeding well at the mouth of the injection, from which last-named well the working fall to the ram would be obtained. They considered the scheme quite practicable and likely to work well and out of thesixteen-and-a-quartergallonsof driving watpr per minute they had not the least doubt that the Council would get up fully two thousand gallons per day of twenty-four hours. They enclosed formal tender with the terms and conditions. The cost of the apparatus and the fix- ing would be E115, the Council having to do all the other work and undertake the responsibility and obtain the necessary permission to go through the land.—The Inspector said two thousand gallons would supply from Brynbach to the Post Office. The 161: gallons per minute would produce over twenty- three thousand gallons per day of twenty-four hours and it would be sufficient to supply the remainder of the village.—The Chairman said they had heard the letter read and the statement of the Inspectorand the question now was what steps they were going to take,—Mr Morris Williams proposed that the matter should be deferred so that the opinion of the ratepayers on the matter could be obtained.—In reply to the Chairman, Mr Williams said another scheme was suggested.—Mr Charles Williams pointed out that the estimate in the letter of course only represented one portion of the cost of the whole scheme. The Council would have to carry out a large part of the work themselves and he there- fore proposed that they should first of all get an estimate of the whole cost.—Mr E. P, Jones questioned whether they would derive much benefit from the 9115.-The Surveyor said that amount did not by any means represent the whole expendi- ture, but the other scheme which was suggested would cost, he understood, £ 1,500.—It was then resolved that the Surveyor should bring in an estimate of the scheme in its entirety and that plans of the proposed scheme should be deposited in Mr M. G. Williams' place so that the ratepayers could inspect it. Highway Business.—The highway business was then proceeded with, the Clerk (Mr R. Jones Griffith) being present.—A letter was received from the Local Government Board stating that they had granted the application of the County Council to dismain the road from Friog to Barmouth Ferry which would henceforward be an ordinary high- way. -The question was asked who was to bear the expense of keeping the road and whether the Council would have to go to the expense of making a proper road there.—It was stated that there was at present a tramline on a portion of it and, on the suggestion of Mr Cadr. Roberts, it was decided f fl" i ° owner the tramline informing him of the decision of the Local Government Board.-A letter was received from the Parish Council of JK" askmg the Council to appoint some one wm stat 0n roa^s the parish.—It ed that this had already been done. ANNUAL BitP-WSTER SESSIONS, TUESDAY, Auocst 30TH.-Before J. Vaughan, Esq., in the eha Dr Edward Jones, C. E. Munro Edwards, laney'Vynne, C. E. J. Owen, Dr J. E. Jones, Thomas Edwards, R. Wynne Williams, Francis Evans, and J. Meyrick Jones, Esqrs. LICENSING. Dr Edward Jones rose and addressed those present in Court, there being a crowded attend- the rha that by the kind permission of Slowed r brother magistrates he was allowed to say a few words on the question of licensing. The subject had been under discussion by the magistrates in the grand jury-room, but Mr Vaughan, the chairman, was not present in time. They felt that they would be short of doing their duty at the annual brewster sessions unless something was done or something attempted to be done by them in com- mon with the feeling spreading throughout the whole country to prevent the increase of drunken- ness. (Hear, hear.) There were a few points to which the Bench would like to draw the attention of the Chief Constable, the police officers, and the publicans. He might say at once that there was no objection to a single application for renewal of licence that day, but at the same time he felt that everything should be done to put down drunken- ness, and he felt sure that the publicans in that petty sessional division were prepared and willing and, in fact, anxious to assist the Bench in bringing this about. They had observed, no doubt, the points laid down by the different temperance societies. In the first instance he would refer to the question of supply of drink to children, against which there was a strong current of public opinion. He read an extract of an appeal published by the English Temperance. Society against the practice and pointed out that the Liverpool magistrates also appealed to the publicans to refuse to supply children of tender age with drink. As they were aware, it was a breach of the statute to supply children under thirteen with drink for their own consumption on the premises, but there was nothing in the law against the supply of drink tochildren to take home to their parents. The results of care- ful observation showed that parents sent children of tender age for drink, and when carrying it home they supped it, thus inclining and attaching them to drink, and ultimately helping to make drunkards of them. It was the wish of the Bench, in fact, they were strongly of opinion that the practice should be disoouraged. He hoped that the Chief Constable and the police officers with the publicans would take this matter into their care ful consideration. There was not much ground for complaint in that direction in that division, but he believed there were instances in which publicans supplied children of tender age with drink. He sincerely hoped, and he knew that this was also the sentiment of his brother magistrates, that the publicans should give effect to their suggestions in the matter. Another question which had come to the front was that of back doors. He was told by the Chief Constable that there was not one public-house with objectionable back doors in that division. In many places, however, there were back doors to licensed premises which made police supervision impn-si'ile. Another point which must be recognised a-, a (lifficult one, but one which magistrates elsewh.-ie p,Li I a great deal of attention to, was the tied iiou e qti.-st:oll. Until rec-i.tly they had no reason to c mplain of the number Gf tied-hous-a 111 that town, but he was afraid that ttas houses were now becoming rather numerous. There were objections ami very strong objections amongst those who understood the ques- tion against public houses being tied. There was a strong feeling on the part of justices against the system and if the number of tied houses increased to a treat extent, it was very possible that united ac; i-ln would be taken. As he hid previously inti- mated, however, no objection was offered to the renewal of any of the licences. He thanked them for giving him that opportunity of making those remarks which he assured them were made in good faith and he hoped that the police, assisted by the publicans, would do all they could to put down the drink which, afer all, was the curse and ruin of their youth and endangered the very existence of their grand old country. (Hear, hear.) Supt. Thomas Jones, Dclgelley, submitted the annual report of the police respecting houses licensed to retail intoxicating liquors and the manner in which they hive been conducted during the year 1898. The report was as follows:- Twenty-four licences were granted at the last licensing sessions to sell beer, wine, and spirits to be consumed on or off the premises. Of these licences, seven are six-day licences and consequently eannot sell on Sundays except to persons residing on the premises. Out of the twenty-four licensed houses, 41-6 per cent. are tied or partly-tied houses. Two transfers and one temporary have been granted during the year, viz., the Angel Hotel from W. R. Richards to Emily Beatrice Bicknell the Red Lion Inn, Dinas Mawddwy, from John Breese to Evan Griffiths; the Sun Inn, Llanymawddwy (tem- porary), from Evan Griffiths to William Jones. A change has taken place in the ownership of the following public-houses during the year, viz., the Stay Inn, Dolgelley, sold by Mary Jones to Messrs Sassell and Pharmon, Brewery, Caergwrle; the Cross Foxes, Dolgelley, sold by Anne Jones to Messrs Allsop and Son, Brewery, Burton-on-Trent. During the year three licensed persons have been proceeded against and convicted for breach of the Pawnbrokers' Act and the Licensing Acts, 1872 and 1874, viz., late licensee of the Angel Hotel, Dolgelley late licensee of the Cross Foxes, Dol- gelley and the late licensee of the Sun Inn, Llan- ymawddwy. With the above exceptions, the general conduct of the licensed houses during the year has been good. With regard to the offences against public order fifty cases of drunkenness and drunk and disorderly were brought before the justices during the year as compared with fifty-three in the corresponding year, 1S97, showing a decrease of three. Three applications will be made to your worships this day for permission to transfer the following licenses, viz., the Cross Foxes, Dolgelley, from John Morris Jones (late tenant) to Margaret Jones (present crccupier) the Castle Inn, Dolgelley, from Margaret Jones (late tenant) to Rd, Evans (present occupier); the Sun Inn, Llanymawddwy, from Evan Griffiths (late :tenant) to Wm. 'Jones (present occupier). The population of the district according to the last census is 6,595, therefore the number of inhabitants to each house is 274-8. I herewith append a table showing the population and the number of houses in each petty sessional division in the county :-Dolgelley, population, 6,595 number of public-houses. 24 number of inhabitants to each public-house, 274'8. Barmouth, population, 3,945 number of public-houses, 14 number of inhabitants to each public-house, 2S17. Towyn, population, 8,131; number of public-house3, 20 numbar of inhabitants to each public-house, 406-3. Penrhyndeudraeth, population, 18,680 number of public-houses, 40; number of inhabitants to each public-house, 467. Corwen, population, 5,171 number of public-houses, 23 number of inhabitants to each public-house, 224-8 Bala, population 6115; number of public- houses, 470'3. I give below a table showing the percentage of tied and partly-tied houses in each of the six petty sessional divisions within the county —Dolgelley, number of free houses, 14 number of tied houses, 10 total number of free and tied houses. 24; average per cent. of tied houses, 41*6. Barmouth, free houses, 10 tied houses, 4 total, 14 average of tied houses, 28'5. Towyn, free houses, 18 tied, 2 total, 20 average of tied houses, 10. Penrhyndeudraeth, free houses, 31 tied, 9 total, 40 avetage of tied houses, 22'5. Corwen, free houses, 14 tied, 9 total, 23 aver- age of tied houses, 39'13. Bala, free houses, 8 tied, 5 total, 13 average of tied houses, 38-46. The average percentage of tied houses in the county of Merioneth is 29*104. Annexed to this report is a supplement showing the accommodation available for man and beast at each public-house with the number of doors and remarks as to the police supervision. I have the honour to be your most obedient servant, Thomas Jones, superinten- dent."—The annexed report was favourable in re- gard to the hack doors which in each case were either closed or used solely for domestic purposes. In connection with the Nag's Head Inn, on the re- commendation of the Chief Constable, the entrance from the shop to the licensed premises had since the last Brewster Sessions been closed up. The Chief Constable, referring to the application for the temporary transfer of the Sun Ion, Llany- mawddwy, said there was one great objection to renewal of the licence as the premises stood at present. The entrance to the licensed premises was also the entrance to a grocer's shop in the occu- pation of the licensee. He was informed that the applicant was quite prepared to comply with the recommendation of the police that the licensing premises should be absolutely distinct from the shop. Mr R. Guthrie Jones, solicitor Dolgelley, who appeared for the applicant, Mr William Jones, said his client would have no objection to adopting the recommendation of the police. He afterward dwelt upon the necessity of the licensing premises and the shop in the district and explained that the nearest grocer's shop was some four or five miles distant. Mr Munro Edwards considered it extremely un- desirable for a shop and public-house being kept on the same premises with the same entrance to both. The Chairman (jocularly)—I see no objection to the present system. I think it is an advantage. If a man feels hungry he can have something to eat and if afterward he feels thirsty he can have some- thing to drink on the same premises. (Loud laughter.) This is, of course, my opinion and I do not wish you to be guided by it. Supt. Jones pointed out that if any person went to the shop to make a purchase after ten at night, he would be on licensed premises. Mr Thomas Edwards strongly objected to the renewal of the licence in its present form. The shop should certainly be apart from the licensed premises. Mr Guthrie Jones said his client was quite pre- pared to remove the shop to other premises so as to be absolutely apart from the licensed premises. He would give the undertaking at once if the Bench allowed him three months' time to fit up another establishment for the sale of grocery. The Bench thereupon renewed the licence, giving the applicant three months time to remove the grocery shop to another establishment. Mr R. Gutbrie Jones next applied for the transfer of the Cross Foxes Inn, Dolgelley, from Mr J. Morris Jones to Mrs Margaret Jones. Mr R. Jones-Griffith, solicitor, Dolgelley, appeared on behalf of Mr Carpenter, the landlord of the Castle Inn, to object to the transfer, unless Mrs Jones, who is tenant of the Castle Inn, surrendered the tenancy of the latter licensed house. If she oontinued to hold the license of the Castle Inn, it was but natural that she would only push the trade of the Cross Foxes, seeing that she had only just taken it over. Mr R. Guthrie Jones said the objection was a most unusual one and he did not sea that MrJones- Griffith had any locus standi. Mrs Jones held the tenancy of the Castle Inn up to May. He might state, however, that there would be an application that day for the transfer of the license of the Castle Inn from Mrs Jones to Mr Wm. Evans, her son-in- law. Mr Jones-Griffith thought Mr Carpenter's request a most reasonable one. Mr C. E. Munro Edwards said he was decidedly against the request of Mr Carpenter. This view was entertained by the majority of the Bench and the application for the transfer of the license to Mrs Jones was granted. On the application of Mr Guthrie Jones, the Bench also granted the transfer of the license of the Castle Inn from Mrs Jones to Mr Rd. Evans, her son-in-law. No objections were offered to the licenses of the other public-houses in the division and they were all renewed. Drunk and Disorderly.—The licensing business being over, the charge sheet was taken. Thomas Evans, painter, was charged by P.S. Breeze with having been drunk and disorderly in Bridge-street on August lS!h. -Defenriant's sister appeared and admitted the offer, ce.-Fine(I 5s and cost. Cruelty to a Horse. — Evan Williams, Barmouth, driver, was charged by Supt. Jones with having, at Dolgelley on August lSth, ill-treated a horse by working it whilst in an unfit condition. The animal had a raw wound several inches in diameter. The sore apparently was an old one. He might say in fairness to defendant, however, that the animal had not been worked since.—Dd. Williams, Barmouth, the owner of the horse, said the wound broke out on the day Supt. Jones examined the horse. The animal had not been worked since.— Fined 2s 6d and costs. School Case.—On the application of Mr Jones- Griffidi, clerk to the School Board, the case against Margaret Williams for neglecting to send her grandchild, to school was adjourned, Mr Griffith explaining that efforts were being made to get the cfcdd into the Swansea Deaf and Dumb Institution.
MACHYNLLETH. DRUNK AND DISoRDERLy.-On Saturday, before Edward Rees and N. Bennet Owen, Esqrs., a tramp, named Charles Bowler, was, on the evidence of P.C. Tudor, sent to prison for fourteen days for having been drunk and disorderly in Maengwyn- street. -On Thursday, before N. Bennet Owen, Esq., P.C. Tudor charged Edward Hopkins, a tramp, hailing from Manchester, with begging in Maengwyn-street.—Defendant, who was stated to be extremely impertinent and abusive in his con- duct. was sentenced to fourteen days' imprison- ment. CHAIR EISTEDDFOD.—On Friday next a grand chair eisteddfod will be held at the Town Hall. A gorsedd will be held in connection with the festival. The presidents at the afternoon and evening meetings will be Mr Edward Williams, Corris, and Mr Meyrick Roberts, Towyn. The conductor will be Cadvan. There is a large number of entries in the different competitions and a successful gathering is anticipated. BUILDING.—Plans and specifications of the new houses proposed to be erected on the Garshon Field confronting the Intermediate Schools have been prepared and tenders are now being invited for the erection of six dwellings. The ten new houses proposed to be built by Mr Edward Morgan, four in Maengwyn-street and six in Tanrallt-street, will alo be in the hands of the builder shortlv. ENTERTAINMENT.—At the Town Hall on Tuesday evening Lieutenant Walter Cole, the well-known ventriloquist, assisted by his talented company, gave a performance. There was a crowded at- tendance and the programme catered was much enjoyed. The animated pictures and the ventrilo- quist recitals by Lieut. Cole with his merry folks were the special features in the programme. The juggling and the solos by Miss Littaur were also appreciated. CYCLING ACCIDF.NT.-List week a cyclist, named Watkinson of Birkenhead, on a tour through Wales, met with an accident near Derwenlas through the fork of the bicycle breaking. He was thrown vio'ently to the ground and sustained severe in- juries to the hands, head, and face. Two cyclists rode up shortly after the accident and went to the Lion Hotel for a conveyance. Watkinson was con- veyed to tfte surgery of Dr Williams who attended to his injuries. He subsequently returned home. It will be several weeks before he will recover from the effects of the accident. Fox HUNT. -On Wednesday week there was a fox hunt with the foxhounds of Lord Henry Vane Tempest. There was a large attendance at the hunt, amongst those on horseback being Lord Henry. Major Bonsall, N. Bennet Owen, Richard Gillart, Dr Davies, and Mr D. E. R. Griffith. The meet was at Forge. The hounds drove the Pandy- bach and Pantglas covers blank. They next made for Ceniarth covers and immediately found a fox which made for Tygwyn, "afterwards Rhiwlwyfen, Glanwern, and on to Llynllordd Wood. The hounds were close on the heels of the quarry which went to ground. The hounds then went to Gellilydan covers and discovered two foxes which, after a chase of nearly two hours, ran to ground. On Wednesday the hounds hunted Garthgwynian covers. ROBBERY.-On Friday, before Edward Rees, Esq., a tramp named Georgp. Jones of Ruahon was charged by P.C. Tudor with having stolen a bell and an umbrella from the Penegoes Inn, near Machynlieth. Accused, who was arrested on the previous day attempting to sell the articles, was, on the application of the police, remanded to Tuesday.—At the adjourned hearing on Tuesday accused was further charged by P.S. Bamer with having stolen two pots of jam from Thos. William0, grocer, Snowdon House, Garshon.—Evidence as to the theft of the umbrella and bell was given by Mrs Lloyd, Penegoes Inn, and Mrs Caffrey, Barrack, and regarding the jam by Mrs William?, Snowdon House, and Mrs Jones, Plas Lodge.— Accused, who practically admitted the offence, and said he was a miner out of work, was com- mitted to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions for the county to be held on October 20th. COUNTY POLICE COMMITTEE.—At a meeting of the Montgomery Standing Joint Police Committee held at Welshpool on Friday, it was reported that the value of property stolen in the county during the quarter was £ 32 14a 9d, of'.which only £ 5 Is Sd had been recovered.—Mr Richard Rees, Machyn- lleth, called the attention of the Committee to the fact that a large portion of the property stolen was appropriated from persons travelling or intending to travel on the Cambrian Railways. He thought the Railway Company should employ special men to protect property on the line, as was done by other railway companies. He did not see that iL would be fair to call upon the county to engage special men.—Mr Richard Lloyd, Newtown, pointed out that the Railway Company were large ratepayers, and thought the county if special men were to be engaged should engage them.—The matter was referred to the consideration of the Chief Con- stable.—The question of the payment of the police constables was under consideration by the Com- mittee. --MrRichard Rees, whoadvocated an increase in their pay, pointed out that every other county in Wales paid their police better than Montgomery. Denbigh and Carnarvon paid threepence a day more, Merioneth twopence, and Cardigan one penny.—It was resolved to refer the matter to a sub-committee to go into the whole question and submit a report. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MANAGERS, FRI- DAY, AVGCST 26TH.-Present: Mr W. M. Jones, presiding; Messrs N Bennet Owen, Edward Rees, John Thomas, Mrs Davies, Dr A. O. Davies Messrs John Rowlands, clerk and D. Phillip Jones, assistant clerk. SCHOLARSHIPS. The Clerk announced that the candidates to whom scholarships had been granted had all in- timated that they would accept them and returned their thanks to the Governer4 for their kindness. BURSARIES. 6 There were nine applications for bursaries and Mr Meyler, the headmaster, recommended that bursaries should also be granted to Humphrey Owen, Corris, and R. O. Morris Machynlleth. Bursaries were granted to the following, the case of Morris being deferred for the present :—H. Llew- elyn Roberts, David W. Wood, W. Lewis, and John J. Jones, Corris; R. Hughes, Borth M. Eo Anwyl-Williams, Pantglas J. Davies, Dinas Mawddwy Jane Breeze, Llanbrynmair and David Thomas Edwards, Eglwysfach. ELECTION OF GOVERNORS. The Clerk announced that Mrs Davies, Messrs W. M. Jones, and John Thomas had been re-elected as the representatives of the parents on the Board, a contest having been avoided. STATEMENTS OF ACCOUNTS. Forms as to drawing out statements of accounts were received from the Central Welsh Board. The Clerk said the Board already made the accounts in the manner drawn out in the forms. TRAVELLING TEACHERSHIP. A letter was read stating that the Montgomery County Council had appointed a travelling lady teacher to give lectures at the County School on laundry, cookery, housewifery, etc., and would visit Machynlleth on September 20th. The arrangements for her reception were left in the hands of the lady governors, Mrs Davies and Mrs Jones. THE CLERK'S SALARY. Dr Davies said he wished to bring forward a matter which had been hanging fire for three or four months, that was the, salary of the Clerk who received the miserable pittance of £10 a year. The Board held thirty meetiugs last year, which had been attended almost without exception by the Clerk and his clerks. The appointment involved a great amount of work and the salary was ridiculously small. On enquiries he found that the clerks to the other county schools in the county and else- where got more than double what Mr Rowlands did, and he proposed that the Clerk's salary should be increased from Elo to £25, the increase to com- mence as from the year beginning last March. Mr Rowlands thoroughly deserved the increase as a better clerk was seldom found.—Mrs Davie3 con- curred, remarking that the Clerk had worked like a Trojan especially when the bazaar was on.—Mr John Thomas seconded the proposition, which was supportedby the Chairman and carried unanimously, —The Clerk, in acknowledging, thanked the Governors for their kind expressions and said he had always endeavoured to do the work to the best of his ability. At all times he had found the Governors most obliging and kind, which was a great help to him. THE NEW BUILDINGS. The Clerk, referring to the new buildings, said the time was fast approaching when the new buildings would be opened. Although nearing completion there were several small things still to be attended to by the Contractor, and as the school was to be opened in three weeks' time, he suggested that the Architect (Mr Hipkiss) should be written to asking him to urge the Contractor to complete the buildings without delay.—Mr Edward Rees proposed the adoption of the suggestion and this was agreed to. —A list of requisites for the new school was sub- mitted by the Clerk. It was agreed to hold a special meeting to consider the list and that in the meantime estimates should be obtained.—Amongst the requi ites was mentioned an ordnance map of the school district. It being stated that this would cost-, from £ 25 to £O, it was agreed to defer the purchase of the map for the present.—The Clerk, in reply to the Chairman, said the formal opening of the school would take place in the latt-ar end of October.—A letter was read from Mr Davies, Dolcaradog, enclosing £ 3 6J S I, bi-ing the second instalment of his dona'ion towards the school fund. —The Clerk intimated that a sprcial meeting of the Subscription Committee would shortly be to make arrangements for the collection of the sub- scriptions still o"in-, -The Manager of the Gas Company intimated by letter that the Company would lay the gas connections between the mains and the new school buildings for A:3 19s 9d The Clerk said this would he the total costs, the pipes inside the school being placed free of charge.-The estimate was unanimously accepted. MINERAL EXHIBITS. Mr Edward Rees announced that Mr Lester Smith gave him a case of minerals from the Halkin mountain, Flintshire, for the use of the school. The minerals included sulphur, lead, copp r, etc. -On the proposition of Mr John Thomas, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr Smith for his generosity. DRAINAGE. The question of the drainage of the new school buildings was referred to the consideration of a committee consisting of Messrs Edward Rees, John Thomas. Dr A. O. Davies, the Chairman and vice-Chairman. ADVERTISING. It was resolved to advertise the school for the ensuing year in the Cambrian News and other papers. It was stated that the cost of advertising the school last .year was £ 19.—This concluded the business.
LLANARTH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETif. The second annual show in connection with the above Society was held on Thursday, August 28th, at the Llanarth Board Schools. The exhibition was favoured with a beautiful day and proved a great success. On comparing this show with the first attempt made last year, the Committee were greatly encouraged to see the great progress made in the cul- tivation of fruit, flowers, and vegetables. This im- provement was especially seen in the cottagers divi- sion, where some excellent exhibits were produced in various classes. There was also an increase in the number of exhibits, the total number of entries being 504, an increase of nearly 200 over last year's total. The judges, Messrs D. Fox, Highmead, and J. Jones, Penylan, Boncath, R.S.O., performed their work ad- mirably and their decisions gave every satisfaction. They were much pleased with the quantity and quality of the exhibits and also with the excellent way in which the exhibits had been arranged. The Executive Committee—Rev T. M. Williams (chairman), Rev J. M. Prytherch Messrs Lloyd Rees, Bridge-end D. Davies, Poplar D. Jones, Sunny Hill A. Thomas, Ffynongloch J. Ll. Lewis, Pandy J. C. Jones, Pantville; R. Rees, Tycoch W. Jones, Llanarth Vill i D. Davies, Royal Oak T. Thomas, Maesllan; W. Rees, Beechwood (treasurer) Rev D. J. Jones and Mr R. E. Bevan (secretaries) have every reason to congratulate themselves upon the success of the show. Appended is a list of the successful exhibitors FLOWERS. Professional and under gardeners—Asters, 1, J. Stephens, Glanolmarch, Cardigan 2, J. C. Harford, Falcondale h.c., D. Frank Lloyd, Brvn, Larnpeter. Carnations, 1 and 2, J. C. Harford. Stocks, 1, J. 0. Harford 2, Miss Prytherch, Brynhyfryd, Llanarth. Roses, 1, Frank Lloyd; 2, J. C. Harford h.c., Mrs Longcroft, Llanina. Bouquet of garden flowers, 1, J. Stephens; 2, Mrs Evans, Neuadd Llanarth. Dahlias, 1 and h.c., J. C. Harford. Collection of dahlias, 1, J. C. Harford. Gladioli, 1, J. C. Harford 2, J. Llew- elyn Lewis, Pandy, Llanarth h.c., Mrs Longcroft, Llanina. FRUIT. Kitcnen apples, 1, J. Jordan Jones, Fronwen, Llin- arth 2, J. C. Harford h.c., J. Stephens. Dessert apples, 1, J. C. Harford 2, J. Stephens. Plums, 1 and 2, J. Stephens. Pears, 1, J. Stephens 2, J. C. Harford. VEGETABLES. Potatoes (white), 1 and 2, J. C. Harford. Potatoes (red), 1. J. Stephens; 2, J. C. Harford. Onions (spring sown), 1, J. Stephens 2, D. Frank Lloyd. Onions (autumn sown), 1, J. Davies, Feathers Hotel, Aberayron 2, J. Stephens h.c., J. C. Harford. Potato onions, 1, J. Stephens 2, J. C. Harford. Shallots, 1, J. Stephens 2, J. O. Harford. Leeks, 1, J. C. Harford 2, J. Davies. Feathers Hotel, Aber- ayron. Carrots (lung), 1, J. Stephens 2, J. C. Har- ford. Carrots (intermediate), 1, J. C. Harford 2, D. Frank Lloyd h.c.. J. Davies, Feathers Hotel. Parsnips, 1, J. C. Harford 2, Mr Davies, Feathers Hotel, Aberayron. White cabbage, 1, J. Davies. Feathers Hotel 2, Mrs Evans, Xeuadd Llanarth. Red cabbages, no entry. Scarlet runners, 1, J. Stephens 2, J. C. Harford. Pods of peas, 1 and 2, J. C. Harford. Vegetable marrow, 1, J. Stephens 2, J. C. Harford. Broad beans, 1, J. C. Harford 2, J. Stephens. Tomatoes. 1, J. C. Harford 2. D. Frank Lloyd. Cucumbers, 1, J. C. Harford 2, J. Stephens. FLOWERS (Open to cottagers only). Ornamental plant in pot, 1, Mrs Lewis, Brynonen, Llanarth; 2, Mrs Evans, Golau, (ilfachreda. Ditto in bloom, 1, Mrs Prytherch, Brynhyfryd, Llanarth 2, J. Davies, Sunny Hill, Llanarth. Geranium in bloom, 1, Miss C. Davies, Tower Hill, Llanarth 2, Mrs Evan, Sunny Hill, Llanarth. Fern in pot, 1, Mrs Lewis, Brynonen, Llanarth; 2. Mrs Davies, Feathers Hotel, Aberayron. Fuchsia in bloom, 1, J. Evans, Rose Cottage, Llanarth 2, Mrs Thomas, Alma, Llanarth. Dahlias (double), 1, J. C. Jones, Pant, ville, Llanarth 2. Miss Richards, Cnwc ap Edward- Lhnarth. Dahlias (single), 1, Mrs Rees, Beechwood, Llanarth 2, Mrs Thomas, Garth Villa, Llinarth, Best arrangement of hardy garden flowers, 1, Mrs Jones, Lone, LIanarth 2, Mrs Evans, Summer House, Gilfachreda. Roses, 1, Rev J. M. Prytherch Llanarth. Asters, no entries. FRUIT. Kitchen apples, 1, Mrs Jones, Gllfachreda Farm 2, Owen, Llwynon, Llanina. Dessert apples, 1, P.C. Davies, Ystrad 2, James Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge, Llechryd. Plums, 1, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge; 2, J. Davies, Sunny Hill, Llanarth. Pears, 1, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge 2, J. Evans, Llwynfedw, Llanarth. VEGETABLES. Potatoes (white, round), 1, Mrs Lewis, Pardy, Llanarth; 2, Mrs Lewis. Brynonen, Llanarth. Pota- toes (white kidney), 1, Mrs Thomas, Alma, Llanarth 2, Mrs Enoch, Cyngynlle, New Quay. Potatoes (red), 1, J. LI. Jones, Llyffanog Mill, Llanarth 2, Mrs Thomas, Alma, Llanarth. Onions (spring sown), 1, P.C. Davies, Ystrad 2, P.C. Thomas, Littion. Onions (autumn sown), 1, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge 2, P.C. Thomas, Llanon. Potato onions, 1, P.C. Thomas, Llanon; 2, J. Evans, Llain, Hen- fynyw. Shallots, 1, Sam Hughes, Velindre 2, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge. Leeks, 1, Sam Hughes, Velindre 2, Jas. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge. Carrots (long), 1, James Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge. Carrots (intermediate), 1, James Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge ;2, Rowse, Coast Guard, New Quay. Parsnips, 1, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge 2, S. Hughes, Velin- dre. Cabbage (white), 1, Jones, Fronwen, Llan- arth 2, J. LI. Jones, Llyffanog Mill, Llanarth. Cabbage (red), 1, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge 2, J. LI. Jones, Mill, Llanarth. Broad beans, 1, J, Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge 2, Mrs Enoch, Cyngynlle, New Quay. Peas, 1, Jghn Jones, Drefach; 2, Sam Hughes, Velindre. Scarlet runners, 1. J. Thomas, Cil- bronau Lodge 2, P.C. Davies, Ystrad. Pumpkins, 1, D. Jones, Tyrhelig, Llanarth. Rhubarb, 1, J. Thomas, Cilbronau Lodge 2, W. Jones, Llanarth Villa. Baskets of vegetables. 1, J. Thomas, Cil- bronau Lodge 2, Mrs M. Evans, Summer House, Gilfachreda. Vegetable marrow, 1, Mrs Evans, Neuadd Llanarth 2, James Jones, Gwarllyn, Llan- arth. OPEN. Bouquet of wild flowers, 1, Miss Winnie Jones, Llanarth Villa 2. Miss E. Richards, Cnwc ap Edward. Swedes, 1, Tim Davies, Goitre, Llanarth 2, J. Ll. Jones, Mill, Llanarth. Turnips, 1, Tim Davies, Goitre, Llanarth 2, Evan Davies, Goitre, Llanarth. Mangolds, 1, A. Lloyd Rees, Beechwood, Llanarth 2, T, Thomas, Maesllan, Llanarth. Field potatoes (magnum bonum), 1. Jones, Fronwen, Llanarth 2, A. Thomas, Ffynongloch, Llanarth. Field potatoes (champions), 1, D. Jones, Tyrhelig, Llanarth. Collections of ferns in pots, 1, Mrs Evans, Neuadd Llanarth 2, Rev J. M. Prytherch. SCHOOL CHILDREN ONLY. Basket of wild flowers, 1, Mary Evans, Graig Vyllteg, Llanarth 2, Thomas E. Jones, Llanarth Villa. Pots of flowers grown from seed, 1, E. A. Evans, Penlone, Gilfachreda 2, Alice Jones, Gilfach- red a Farm 3, Ellen A. Rees, Esgeronenfach 4, Myfanwy Evans, Sunny Hill; G, E. Davies, Frondeg, Gilfachreda.
ABERAYRON. BRITISH SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASS.—The following are the results of the science examination held in June :—Physiography Elementary stage, passed, Mary Green Jones, Jenkin Rees Jones, David Evans (first class), E. Jenkins, M. Davies, J. Enoch (second class). Section I., passed, Isabella Jones and Timothy Jones. Mr J. R. Davies, the headmaster of the Aberayron British School, who taught this class, has reasons for feeling proud of the results which he has achieved. THE "NORSEMAN" RESCUING THREE MEN.—On the last voyage of the s.s. Norseman to Bristol when off the Monk Stone, which is situate between the Flat Holmes and the English and Welsh grounds lightship, during a gale from the south- east, accompanied by a terrific thunderstorm and when H.M.S. "Arrogant" was engaged in the mameuvres of bombarding the Flat Holmes, the look-out man sighted a small open boat with three men apparently in difficulties and who seemed to be making frantic efforts to attract the attention of the steamer. The steamer made for them and with great difficulty got them on board. Their boat was waterlogged. They turned out to be three young men from Newport who had crossed to Weston during the day for a day's enjoyment and who, in returning, were caught in the squall. They were kindly treated and lauded at Barry.
BALA. ORGAN RECITAL.—On Sunday last Prof. Durman gave an organ recital at Christ Church when the following programme was gone through :-Hymn 308, a. & m.; March in B flat; Allegretto Pas- torale anthem, "Out of the Deep," by the Choir; Intermezzo iu F solo, O Rest in the Lord;" "March Joyeuse;" "Serenade;" anthem, "Seek ye the Lord Fantasia Pastorale anthem, "Send out Thy Light;" "Triumphal March;" hymn 477. a. & m. The rendering of the different pieces were excellently rendered by Professor Dur- man in his u-ual good style. After the service a collection was made towards the organist fund. COUNTY SCHOOL (Boys). -The results of the examinations held in connection with this school last July have now been made known and the result obtained reflects great credit upon Mr J. C. Evans, M.A., the headmaster, and his staff. Appended is the pass li-t :—Three boys were entered for the matriculation examination of the University of Wales and all passed in the first division, viz.: R. T. Jeukins, H. E. Ruddy, and J. E. Hughes. In the junior Oxford local examination ten boys were entered and all passed, viz.: H. E. Ruddy (2nd class honours and distinction in Latin), R. R. Lewis (3rd class honours), E. Roberts, R. W. Ward, E. R. Evans, J. D. Jones, W. B. Owen, I. J. Roberts, E. Ll. Edwards, and E. LI, Hughes. In the preliminary Oxford local examination thirteen boys were entered and twelve passed, viz.: L. G. Owen (2nd class honours), R D. Evans, J. H. DP vie?, T. Bodden, R. G. D'Oyly-Watkin, W. R. Ellis, J. D. Gu^st, Hugh Hughes, D. Jones, J. M. Jones, W. G. Jones, and J. Roberts. BALA SHOW. The horticultural and dog shows, athletic sports, and horse-leaping trials under the auspices of the Bala Amateur Cycling Club were held last Thursday. The horticultural and dog shows were held at the National School, while the athletic sports and horse leaping took place in the field adjoining the school. The weather was beautiful and the attendance was very large. About eight a.m. the town was astir. The celebrated Royal Oakeley Silver Band arrived at that time and played selections during the day. The show this year was very successful and the Committee deserve great praise for the excellent manner in which the arrangements were carried out. The Secretary T. R..Dakin) worked most assiduously and is deserving of great credit for the able way he dis- charged his onerous duties. The following is a list of the prize winners :— Class A. Plants in flower or foliage, 1, W. T. Jones, Bronafon, Bala. Four plants in flower or foli- age, 1, W. T. Jones, Bronafon, Bala. Plant in flower or foliage, 1, W. T. Jones, Bronafon, Bala 2, Bessie Jones, Bala. Collection of cut flowers, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan, Bala. Collection of vegetables, not more than ten varieties, ], Mrs Williams, Tawel- fan 2, William Owen, Lion Hotel. Collection of fruit, not more than eight varieties, no entries. Eight cut roses, not less than four varieties, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan, Bala; 2, W. T. Jones, Bronafon, Bala. Twelve dahlias, not less than four colours, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, W. Lloyd, College Lodge, Bala. Twelve asters, not less than six colours, 1, O. H. Hughes, Bala. Six apples, 1, E. Jones Evans, Bala. Six plums, no entries. Dish of currants, 1, Isaac Williams, Bala 2, W. T. Jones, Bronafon. Twenty-four gooseberries, 1, W. T. Jones, Bronafon 2, James Jennings. Bull's Head Hotel, Bala. Two cucumbers. 1, W. Owen, White Lion Hotel 2, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan. Six tomatoes, 1, W. T. Jones, Bronafon. Two vegetable marrows, 1. Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, W. Owen, Lion Hotel. Four sticks of celery, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, John Jones, Arenig-street. Two cauliflowers, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, W. Owen, Lion Hotel. Two cabbages, 1, Isaac Williams, High-street 2, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan. Twelve pods of peas, 1, E. Jones Evans, High-street; 2, Isaac Williams, High-street. Twelve pods of broad beans, 1, Isaac Williams, High-street 2, E. Jones Evans, High-street. Twelve pods of runner or French beans, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, E. Jones Evans, High-street. Six leeks, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, John Jones, Arenig-street. Six autumn sown onions, 1, John Jones, Arenig- street 2, Isaac Williams, High-street. Six spring sown onions, 1, Mrs Williams, Tawelfan 2, E. Jones Evans, High-street. Collection of early potatoes, 1, Hugh Williams, Castle-street. Collection of main crop potatoes, no entries. Class B.Three window plants, 1, R. Daniels, 'stationmaster, Llanuwchllyn 2, Jane Williams, Tegid-street. Collection of vegetables, 1, Isaac Williams, High-street 2, Robert Jones. Liangower. Collection of British ferns, 1, Emily C. Ellis, Red Lion 2, Mrs Hughes, Plasey-street. Geranium plantinbloom, 1, Jane Williams, Tegid-street. Fuchsia plant in bloom, 1, Mary C. Jones, Rhiwlas Lodge 2. Jane Williams, Tegid-street. Six apples, 1, Mrs Hughes, Plasey-street 2, G. Parry, Mount-street. Six plums, no entries. Plate of black currants, no competition. Plate of red currants, no entries. Twenty-four gooseberries, 1, David Jones, Ginshop Bach 2, Isaac Williams, High-street. Two cucum- bers, 1, John Evans, Arenig-street. Two vegetable marrows, 1, Hugh Davies, Arenig-street. Two sticks of celery, 1, Rubert Jones, Liangower 2, John Griffiths, Liangower. Two cauliflowers, 1, John Evans, Arenig-street 2, John Jones, Arenig-street. Two white cabbages, 1, Isaac Willimis, High-street 2, James Roberts, Plasey-street. Two red cabbages, 1, Hugh Williams, Castle-street 2, John .Jones, Arenig-street. Six carrots, 1, Robert Roberts. Station- road, Llanuwchllyn 2, Wm. Lloyd, l'laev. Six beetroot, 1, Isaac Williams,; High-street 2, William Jones, Flag Station. Six turnips, 1, John Griffiths', Llangowpr 2, William Jones, Flag Station. Six parsnip-, 1, n. R ihtrts, Station-road, Llanuwchllyn 2, John Griffiths, Liangower. Three lettuce. 1, John Griffiths, Liangower 2, R. Roberts. Station-ro-id. Llanuwchllyn. Six leeks, 1, John Griffiths, Llan- gower; 2. R. Daniels, Llanuwchllyn. Twelve pods of peas, 1, Robert Roberts, Llanuwchllyn 2, Thomas Owe: Lon, Llanuwchllyn. Twelve pods of broad beans. 1, John Griffiths, Liangower; 2, Thomas Owen, Lon, Llafmwchllyn. Twelve pids of runner or French beans, 1, John Evans, Llanycil 2, Robert Roberts, Station-road, Llanuwchllyn. Six autumn sown onions, 1, William Lloyd, Plasey-street 2, Hugh Williams, Castle-street. Six spring sown onions, 1, Thomas Owen, Lon, Llaiiuwchliyn 2. Robert Roberts, Station-road, Llanuwchllyn. Twelve shallots, 1, John Jones, Arenig-street 2, Hugh Williams, Castle-street. Twelve white kidney potatoes, 1, John Evans, Llanycil 2, R.Daniels. Llanuwchllyn. Twelve coloured potatoes, 1, John Evans, Llanycil 2, Thomas Owen, Lon, Llanuwchllyn. Twelve white round potatoes, 1, Thomas Owen, Lon; 2, William Lloyd, Plasey-street- Twelve coloured potatoes, 1, Hugh Williams, Castle-street; 2, Robert Jones, Llan- gower. Collection of herbs, 1, Isaac Williams, High- streeet 2, John Griffiths, Liangower. Bouquet of wild flowers, 1, R. Roberts, Blaenddolhir. Liangower; 2. F. Williams, Ty'nybwlch, Llanuwchllyn. Bouquet of garden flowers. 1, Jennie Daniels, Llanuwchllyn 2, W. Jones, Flag Station. EXTRA PRIZES. Four pound loaf, oven bottom, 1, David Jones, Tegid-street; 2, Margaret Jones, Arenig-street 3, Sarah E. Jones, Filldirgerrig. 41b loaf, baked in tin, 1, Sarah Roberts, Aran-lane 2, Margaret Jones, Arenig-street; 3, Mrs J. Roberts, Berwyn-street. SPECIAL PRIZE. Kept and cultivated cottage garden, 1, 1. Williams, Bala; 2, John Griffiths, Llangower;3, William Jones, Flag Station R. Jones, Liangower. DOGS. Spaniel, smooth or rough coated, 1, W. F. Ll. James, Pantsaison 2, Miss Eluned Evans, Goleufan, Bala. Pointer or setter, 1, W. Owen, White Lion Hotel, Bala 2, Samuel R. Owen, London Hotel, Tanygrisiau. Retriever (dog or bitch), 1. W. Marsden, Glan'rafon, Llanuwchllyn 2, W. F. Ll. James, Pantsaison. Welsh terrier dog, 1 and 2, Dr John Jones, Caerffvnon, Dolgelley. Welsh terrier bitch, 1, J. R. Roberts, Glandon, Blaenau Festiniog 2, Dr John Jones, Dolgelley. English fox terrier, smooth, 1, J. C. McLean, Portmadoc 2, Miss Roberts, Dol- gelley. Collie dog, 1, R. P. Williams, Manod Hotel, Blaenau Festiniog 2, J. P. Parry, Penybont Shop, Blaenau Festiniog. Collie bitch, 1, Edward Jones, Bala 2, J. J. Farrell, Denbigh, pollie puppy, 1, John Davies, Penlan, Festiniog: 2..J..J. Farrell, Denbigh. Dog or bitch of any other breed, 1, W. Jones, Dolgaregddu, Blaenau Festiniog 2, James Wvse, Llangollen. Dog or bitch of any other breed. Prize given by Messrs Lever Brothers. Port Sunlight 1, W: T. Ellis, Red Lion Farm, Bala 2, R. H. Roberts, watchmaker. Bala. SPECIAL PRIZES. By Messrs Spratt's Limited, Bermondsey, London. English fox terrier, smooth, 1, J. McLean, Port- madoc. Welsh terrier, 1, Dr John Jones, Caerffynon, Dolgelley. By Messrs Lever Bros., Port Sunlight. Collie, dog, bitch, or puppy, 1, R. Pryce Williams, Manod Hotel, Festiniog. ATHLETIC SPORTS. 120 yards (handicap), 1, Richard Evans, Frydan- road 2, Tom Hughes, Plasvnddol, Bala 3, W. J. Norris, Bala. One mile bicycle race (handicap), 1, G. LI. Williams Barmouth 2, R. H. Roberts, Bala 3, T. H. Owen, Dorvil-street. Festiniog. 220 yards hurdle race (handicap), 1, R. Evans, Frydan-road, Bala 2, W. J. Norris, Bala. Tug-of-war, 1, R. Roberts' team. One mile bicycle race for visitors, 1, S. Bruener, High-street, Bala: 2.A. E. Thomas Tegid-street. One mile, 1, W. Humphreys, Bala 2, T. Hughes, Plasynddjl, Bala 3, R. W. Rouse, Rhiwlas. Two miles bicycle race, 1, G. LI. Williams, Bar- mouth 2, R. H. Roberts, Bala 3, John Williams, Llaufacbreth. 100 yards (under 16), 1, Tom Hughes, Bala 2, C. Hewitt, Bala. HORSE LEAPING AND TROTTING. Performance over hurdles, in-and-out jump bar and water 1, Mrs W. Blockley, Moor Hall, Madeley 2, r. Roberts, Ranelagh street, Liverpool; Dr Davies, Machynlleth. Trotting race, one mile, for cobs fourteen and under fifteen hands, 1, Dr'Williams, Tawelfan, Bala; 2, Fred Smithies, Bala 3, E'. Watkins, Ty'nypren, Bala. Trotting race, one mile, for ponies under fourteen hands, 1. D. R. Jones, Prongoch, Bala 2, Evan Lewis, High-street, Bala.
M. Possel, the young Frenchman whose wife, an English lady, met her death last month under mysterious circumstances near Sorrento, committed suicide in Paris last week. He entered a restau- -ant in the Place de la Madeleine and asked for a private room. After eating a meal and writing ;ome letters, he shot himself through the head and Jied shortly afterwards in the hospital to whia'h he ivas removed. In a letter to the Commissary of Police, he stated that he had been driven to take his ife because he had been accused of murdering his wife. Possel had been arrested at Sorrento, but Nas released in a few days. Subsequently inquiries )y an insurance agent disclosed the fact that the ady was heavily insured, and it transpired that some boys had seen Possel standing with her near ;lie edge of a cliff, at the foot of which her body was ifterwards found. The husband made no effort to jet assistance and stated that she had overbalanc ierself while he was attending to something wh ch iad gone wrong with the harness of his norse.
SHIPPING.—The steamer Asteria arrived on ABERDOVEY. 'I Tuesday with a cargo of cement for the Rhayadr waterworks. PRESENTATION. — Daring the interval in the Institute concert held at the National School on August 25th. a silver key was presented by the Urban District Council to Miss France Howell, Craigydon, in commemoration of the opening ot the new reservoir on Good Friday last. The pre- sentation WM made by Mr E L. Rowlands, chair- man of the Council, who said that the opening ceremony was witnessed by the whole of the in- habitants of Aberdovey when Miss Howell kindly complied to the request of the Council in turning the key. At the preseu: moment the new re- servoir, capable of holding two and a half million gallons, was full of pure spring skater and Aber- dovey now, at- a ost of over £10,000, had a perfect sewerage and waterworks scheme..He had great pleasure in presenting the silver key to Miss Howell on behalf of the Council. Miss Howe! who was unable to be present, was represented by her brother, Mr J. M. Ho veil, who said his sister had great pleasure in accepting the key which she would keep as a mem-;?;to and she desired him to convey her thank) to the Council fT the pre- sentation which showed their kind feelings. The inscription on the ky ws as fol\c.vs.Prc> sented to Mits Frances Howell by the Urban District Council in corainrinorotion of the opening of the Aberdovey Waterworks, April Stii, 1395."
CRICCIETH. OBITCARY.—Mrs Rtch n L Williams of Taleifion, who had only recent y arrived at Bournemouth whither she had gone on a visit to rlster. sustained a second bereav^men"- in the death ot her infant and only ch.Id. Captain Richard Williams, Mrs Williams s husband, died only a month ago after a long illness and general sympathy is felt for his young widow in her great trouble. LIFEBOAT.—The Criccieth lifeboat crew went out for practice on Tuesday afternoon about half-past three in bad weather. sea being <ery rough at the time, a strong wind ^blowing from th-i south- west and increasing in strength aa the boat went out, hundreds of visitors went down to witness the launch. The Rev Stephen Gladstone of Hawarden and Miss Gladstone were observed among the spectators. THE MOCUTAINEERING DISASTER ON THE ALPS.— Dr John Hopkinson, the eminent scientist, who, with his son and two daughters, met his death last Saturday while attempting the ascent of the Dents de Veisivi in Switzerland, was the elder brother of Mr Alfred Hopkinson, Q.C., the new principal of Owen's College, Manchester. Principal H opkinson, Mrs Hopkinson, and family have beeu staying for some weeks at Abereistedd Villa, Criccieth, and on receipt of telegrams on Monday morning informing them of the bad accident, the family returned to Manchester. Much sympathy is felt here for the Principal and his family in their sudden and ead bereavement. BICYCLE ACCIDENT. — A young man named Walker was cycling down Caerdvni Hill about eight o'clock last Thursday evening and in trying to avoid a. waggonette which was also going towards Criccieth, in fronC of him, he became so flurried that he lost control over his bicycle and was badly Injured by the fall. Both bones of the forearm were fractured at the wrists, the injury to the right wrist being particularly severe. The injured man also received a deep scalp wound over the fore head and he was much scratched and bruised about thefa^e. Hewasp:ckedupbysomevisitors who were in the waggonette already ref-rred to and conveyed to Dr Davies's surgery at Criccieth, and after his injuries were attended to the man was ta&en by the last train to his friends a.t Llangybi. AW TENNIS CLUB.—The annual open tourna- ment began on Tuesday in fine weather and was continued on the three following days. The ground was in the best condition for play on the first three days and was most favourably commented upon by the visitors. Several new players with experience of the beat grounds 1:1 the country put in an ap- pearance for the first time, and the play throughout the week wasexcepdonally good. The style of play and the keenness of the contests large numbers of spectators, Sir Hugh Ellis Xanney b ing among the spectators who attended daily. Lady Ellis NQney and 1i.s Ellis Naùney were also present. The finals in event were played off on Friday and although on that day the players were hampsred by wini and ra n and the conse quent less favourable condition of the ground, the interest an 1 exevtement in the several events were not in the least abated and the exceptionally fine play was sustained. Mr A. Carey made an admirable referee and hi services were highly appreciated by the players. The hoa secretaries (Messrs I.Y. 8. Glyn aid J. T. Jones) carried out their numerous and responsible duties with characterise: zeal and success and a1,,0 earned the warm commendation of the phyels. The splendid condition of the ground, which, as has already been remarked, called forth praise from the numerous players, reflictjd*great credit upon the groundsman, Mr William Jones. The prizes were distributed by Sir Hugh Ellis-Nanney at the conclusion of the play on Friday evening. They were numerous and costly and included the follow- ing :—Three silver challenge cups. a large silver fern bowloa ebony st md, a ptir of silver" candle- sticks, a case ot carvers, 3. travelling clock, a silv -r sweet-meat dish, a silvvr toilet bru-li, and a r toilet box, etc. The winners in the jeverti com- petitions were Gents' single (chillers ?r,o), E. Carey beat the holder of the cup, H. Mar'l^y • gents'doubles, A. Carey and E. Carev beat e' Gardner and A. J. T^ylov; ladies' singles "(oha!!enye cup), Miss Makiason < nol ler of ihe cup) beal Mias J. M. Cressy, Miss Makinson, therefore, holds the cup for the second time; ladies' doubles, Mrs Green and lls J. M. Cressy beat Miss Makinson and Miss C. Hill mixed doubles, Miss GMfit and T. D. Good beat Miss C. and F. C. Garrett ■ gents' singles (handicap), first class, W. Cubbon beat A. Carey, second class, W. M. Thomas beat 1. Morns ladies'singles (handicap), Miss Creasy gave Miss Gardner a walk over. A bicycle gym- khana was to have taken place on the ground on baturday afternoon, but owing to the heavy rain had to be postponed. The gymkhana is now arranged to take place on Saturday next, September ord. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, ACGCST 27TH.- Present Mr Thomas Burrell (chairman), Mr R. P. Jones (vice-chairman), Dr Livingstone Davies Messrs J. T. Jones, W. Watkin, W. G. Evans' .1:1. Humphreys, Evan Jones, Owen Parry J. Tobias (deputy clerk), and Morris Williams (sur- veyor). Finance. The report of the Finance Committee was read, from which it appeared that the balances to the credit of the Council after the last meeting were £218 5s lOd on the general account and jE559 198 5d on the new loan account, being £499 Os 9d in respect of Abereistedd and JE60 ISs 3d for the Esplanade and groyne. The Collector's account showed a sum of £97 15S 7d collected during the month and the total receipts for the month and deposited at the bank amounted to JE107 8s 2d. Payments to the amount of JE153 17s 9d, including £UW on account of the Abereistedd cantuct, were now recommended to be made and also a cheque signed for f4 4s in pay- ment of the legal charges to the solicitor of the Board of Trade in connection with the lease of the foreshore. The Lease oj tiLe Foreshore a Deadlock.—The lease (in triplicate) of the foreshore from the Crown was brought up to be sealed by the Council in accordance with the resolution passed to lease the rights and interest of the foreshore. When the Chairman asked for the consent of the Council to attach the seal to the lease, five voted against and four in favour. The members voting against were Messrs R. P. Thomas, Evan Jones, H. Humphreys, W, G. Evans, and Owen Parry, and those in favour were Messrs W. Watkin and J. T. Jones, Dr Davies, and the Chairman. As a conse- quence of the adverse vote, Mr J. T. Jones gave notice to bring forward the question at the next meeting as the Council are bound to sign the lease or to rescind a previous resolution. Committees Reports.—The several committees, reports were read and adopted. The Deputy Clerk stated that the draft agreement in regard to the proposed new pith to Moel Ednyfed was new ready to be sent for the approval of Mr W. B. C. Jones, acting on behalf of Sir Hugh Ellis Nanney, The Deputy Clerk further stated that Sir Hugh was willing to grant free access over the Moel (which is more than the Council asked) for the same terms as before stated, and on the proposition of Mr Evan Jones, seconded by Mr Humphreys it was unani- mously resolved to send a letter of thanks, along with the draft agreement, to Mr W. B. C. Jones. Miscella)i"c"—A letter was read from Mr DennisR. manager of the Cambrian Railways, stating that instructions had been given for im- provements to be made to the approach to the Station in accordance with the Council's request.— The Chairman remarked upon the satisfactory im- provement made and the promptness with which the Company had acceded to the Council's applica- tion and, on the proposition of Mr Humphreys, seconded by Mr R. P. Thomas. it was unanimously resolved to send a letter of thanks to the Manager. A letter of thanks was also directed to be sent to the L. and N. W. Railway Company for putting ap train boards labelled Criccieth on the through carriaaes from Euston and Chester.—A letter was read from Mr J. S. Parkin, a'visitor, in reference to the Council's action in stopping the •nlavin<' of hockey by visitors on the Esplanade JndToS the proposition of Mr J. T. Tone-, the Clerk was instructed to acknowledge the receipt of tne letter.-A letter was received from Mr R. Roberts, builder, in reference to plans of new cottages in Castle-street -and the matter was referred tn, the Buildings Committee. —fne Sanitary Inspector (Mr Morris Williams) was re-appointed for cue year, subject to the approval of the Local Govern- ment kiard.—On tl e opposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr W G. Evans, a vote of condolence was passed with Mr C. E. Palmer on the deatn of his father and a similar resolution that a letter be sent to Mr 0. T. Williams at Cardiff sympathising with him in his illness was passed, on the motion Of Dr Davies, seconded by Mr R. P. Thomas. j <
§ports anli AtliIrtits. Sotes of local fgotball, cricket, and other matches id 11 be inserted in this column and .should be sent to the Editor as soon after they come of as possible.
CAMBRIAN* RAILWAYS.— Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending August 28th 1898: Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels,~&c.' E4,936 merchandise, minerals, and live stock' E2,490 total for the week, £7,426; aggregate from commencement of half-year, ;E64,463, Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year: Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels &c., E5,147 merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £2,463 total for the week, E7,610 aggre- gate from commencement of half year, 962,459. Increase for the week: Passengers, parcels, &c., f:- merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £27 total for the week, E- aggregate from com- mencement of half-year, ;C-. Decrease for the week Passengers, parcels, &c., 9211 mer- chandise, minerals, and live stock, ;C- total for the week, £184; aggregate from commencement of half-year, F- Aggregate increase Passengers, parcels, &c., JE698 merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 1,306; total for the week, £ — aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 2,004. Aggre- gate decrease: Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 698 merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 1,306; total for week, £-; aggregate from commencement of half-year, 92,004.
A terrible Alpine fatality occurred on Saturday on the Dents de Veisivi when Dr John Hopkinson, his two daughters and son, fell down a precipice and were killed. The party left Arolla, in the morning unaccompanied by a guide, and as they did not return, fears for their safety were aroused. A search party was organised and their mutilated bodies were found, roped together at the foot of the precipice. Dr Hopkinson was professor of elec- trical engineering at King's College, London, and a member of the governing bodies cf the Civil and Mechancial Engineers. The bodies will be onveyed to England for burial.