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BAKMOUTH. MARITIME SUCCESS.— Mr William Owen Griffith, ion of Mr Griffith, Sage, Barmouth, has been suc- :essful in passing his examination as chief mate. AQUATIC SUCCESSES.—At the Aberystwytn Rp- jatta held on Friday several successes .were registered by Barmouth cunpttitors. In the swim- ming race for youths, Owen Griffith of this place took first prize and in the yacht race for Aberyst- wyth, Aberdovey, and Barmouth boat", the "Euclid" and "Agnes" won.vsecond ana third places respectively. TEMPERANCE.A meeting of the local Temper- ance Association was held on Monday evening when Mr William Owen,, occupied the chair. It was resolved to oppose the applica- tion for a licence to sell intoxicin's at Oriclt m Hall. The Chairman was appointed delegate to attend,the annual tnceting of the.County Associa- tion at Dolgelley on Wednesday. It was also decide 1 that meetings of the Association should be held fortnightly during the winter. ACCIDEN.T.On Tuesday morning one of the workmen engaged on the Barmouth viaduct met wit1 a rather serious accident. He was working with others at the upper end of the bridge and by some means or other fell over on to the satid below, a depth of about eighteen fcit. His companions at once went to his assistance and conveyed him on a trolly to his lodgings, where he was attended by Dr Hughes. His injuries are not believed to be serious. The man's name is John Pugh and his home is at Eglwysfach, near Glandovey. COUNTY SCHOOL.—The school opened on Monday with about fifty pupils in attendance. It is expected that the number will increase consider- ably by the end of the week and a successful term is anticipated. An adjourned meeting of tne Managers wa& held on Monday, when there were present: Mr W. J. Morri-) (chairman), presiding, Mrs Gwynoro Davies, Mrs Richards (Pensarn), Messrs John Davies, T. Lewis, and Alderman Lewis Lewis, and Mr E. L>. Jones, M.A. (headmaster).— It was decided to offer another JE20 in external scholarships.—The delay in connection with the building of the new school buildings, occasioned by the plans not having been returned from the Charity Commissioners, was greatly complained of and the Clerk was instructed to write to Mr R. Jones- Griffith, cleik to the County Governing Body, asking him to communicate with the Charity Com- missioners in reference to the maiter and com- plaining of the delay in connection with the deeds of conveyance.—The Chairman, at the request, of the members, also promised to see Mr Jones-Griffith in regard to the question.—A ladies' committee was appointed to look after the arrangements for the teaching of cookery in the school and other matters. ALLEGED POACHING AND ASSAULT ON KEEPERS. --At the Police Station, before W. J. Morris, Esq., John Hughes, Pantcanol, Dyffryn Owen Williams, Pantissa, Hendre-einon, Dyffryn John Williams, Bryntiiion, Dyffryn; Robert Davies and Henry Davies, Glanywern, Dyffryn and Robert Jones, Plasey-alley, Bala, were brought up in custody, the last five charged with having been found on land belonging to Mr Ansell at midnight on Saturday with the object of destroying game and also with having assaulted Owen Roberts and John Hughes, gamekeepers, when the latter attempted to arrest them. John Hughes wa charged with having assaulted P.C. Maybury Morgan on the occasion of his arrest by that officer.-Dr Hughes was called and stated that he examined Owen Roberts and John Hughes at the Corsygedol Hotel ou Sunday morning. Roberts had a bad wound over the forehead and was considerably bruised about the body and legs. Saw him again on Monday and was of opinion that he was in an unfit state to appear that day at the Court. John Hughes was also unfit to be present that day. Unless meningitis supervened, he thought both would be able to attend on Friday.—Superin- tendent Jones then asked for a remand until Friday, which was granted. — The Magistrate ordered the defendants to find two sureties for JE50 each and to consent to be bound over in their own recognisances of E25 each.—The men were then removed to the cells, time being allowed them to take steps to find sureties. RAILWAY BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION.—On Thurs- day of last week a grand concert was held at the Assembly Rooms in aid of the funds of the Railway Benevolent Institution. In the unavoidable absence of Sir J. W. Maclure, Bart., M.P., the chair was occupied by Mr C. S. Denniss, general manager of the Cambrian Railways Company. The concert throughout was of a high and interesting character, both vocal and instrumental music b-ing highly appreciated by a large audience. A teleg, am of inability to attend was read from the Rector from Bangor. Mr J. Ll. Richard, B. A., read the following letter from Sir J. W. Maclure :—"September 8th, 1898, Manchester. —Dear Mr Williams,—It is. I can assure you, a matter of the greatest regret that I cannot be at your concert to-night, but there is one comfort you will have a chairman in our good friend and fellow- worker, Mr Dennis*. Our common objecr is to du our duty and by working together serve the pu fdic. Your kind interest in the Railway Benevolent Institution has benefited that most valuable assoc a- tion more than any other stationmaster under similar or even more influential circumstanci-s. May I ask you to garden my absence as I to ,ttin,i a ms!:tiug in Ma.uche.iber which attestunfor- tunately not only railway servants, but those who employ them, and I venture to ask you to accept the enclosed cheque fcr JE5 as a small contribution to the funds of the Association for which you ave so useful a worker and to which I am a constant sub- scriber.—Yours very sincerely, John W. Maclure. Mr B. Williams." His kindly sentiments and generous subscription were received with hearty cheers. The Deputy Chairman (Mr Denniss), in his address, deeply regretted the inability of tue duly- appointed chairman to be present. In the absence of so distinguished a person, he could only promise to do his humble best in so worthy a cause. The Railway Benevolent Institution was one that had already rendered a great deal of good to the needy and was destined to do more in the future. He was given to understand that the concert had been organized by Mr Williams, their stationmaster, and he wished to make it known that no officer of the Cambrian Railway had done more for the insti- tution than Mr Williams, whose zeal and energy deserved great praise. (Cheers.) The following was the programme of the evening :—Pianoforte solo, Rondeau," Miss Nellie Warbuiton, C.P.T.C.L. chorus, Barmouth Male Voice Choir address by the Chairman song, When the Heart is Young," Miss Florence Theodore, R AM song, The Gay Gordons." Mr Howard Comfort; violin solo, Reverie," Miss Mabel Wade, R.C.M song, "A May Morning" (by request), Miss Hughes song, Bedd Llewelyn," Mr E. M. Evans pianoforte solo, Miss Florence Simms- Bull; chorus, Barmouth Male Voice Choir song, The Boatman's Story," Mr Howard Comfort; song, "By the Fountain," Miss Hughes duett, Excelsior," the brothers Evans; violin solo, "Cavatina," Miss Wade song, Agnes Mac- donald," Miss Florence Theodore, R. A.M song, The Sailor's Grave, Mr E. M. Evans selec- tion, The Royal Magnets finale, God Suve the Queen." The substantial sum of JG21 6s was cleared. Dr Lloyd proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman and Mr Solomon Andrews seconded in a stirring and humorous speech invit- ing railway officials and the public in general to pull together to raise the beautiful Principality of Wales to greater renown than it has already at tained. Mr Denniss, in acknowledging the vote of thanks, assured Mr Andrews, Dr Lloyd, and all present that his Company were striving their utmost to make the charms of the Principality known to the outside world. After such enL thusiasm as they had listened to, Mr Denniss humorously replied that even he ought to wake up and be doing something. A very pleasant even- ing terminated by singing the National Anthem. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, SEPT. 20TH.-Present- The Rev Gwynoro Davies, mayor, presiding; Messrs John Parry, John Richards, D. E. Davies, Hugh Evans, H. Wynne Williams, William Owen, R. W. Jones, Edward Williams, O. W. Morris, and E. Richards Messrs W. George, clerk J. Adams, surveyor; Dr Hughes, medical officer, and Mr D. Owen, rate collector. SALE OF BRICKS. Mr E. Richards, noticing by the minutes that the Surveyor had been instructed to sell a quantity of bricks, asked what arrangements he had made as to counting the bricks when they were being sold ?—Mr Wynne Williams said he thought a resolution had been passed t3 the effect that the bricks at Eithinfynydd should not be sold.—The Mayor said since then they had resolved to sell them.—Replying to Mr Richards's question, the Surveyor said he had asked the person he sold the bricks to to notify him (the Surveyor) when he was going to take them away, so that he could send a man to count them. He understood, however, that since then the bricks had been taken away- though he had not been communicated with—by Mr John Thomas, Llecheiddor.—Some of the mem- bers observed that the latter was an official of the Council and the Surveyor said he could be trusted to count the bricks correctly.—Mr John Parry did not see how the bricks could have been sold without rescinding the previous resolution and the Clerk said the resolution to sell was passed at a special meeting. Such a matter should not have been brought on at a special meeting.—Mr Edward Williams said before passing such a resolution as that the matter should have been placed on the agenda and he thought it was done underhandedly. —The Mayor did not think Mr Williams should have used that word. Everything was done with the best intentions.—Mr Williams repeated that it was underhanded. It was not right that such a resolution should be passed at a special meeting.— Mr John Richards said the members present at the meeting thought they would be benefiting the town by selling the bricks as they were not wanted. —Mr E. Wynne Williams proposed that Mr John Thomas should receive authority from the Sur- veyor t. count the bricks and Mr Hugh Evans seconded the proposition.—Mr Edward Williams proposed that first of all the previous resolution that the bricks at Eithinfynydd be not sold be rescinded.—Mr John Parry seconded.—The Mayor said that was not absolutely necessary. as that resolution was passed at a time when it was intended building a house on the spot. The resolution had only a temporary effect. Now that this had been finished with, he thought they could sell the bricks. —It was. however, agreed to rescind the resolution and Mr Wynne Williams's proposition was then carried. THE RECENT BOATING ACCIDENT. A letter was received from Mr W. R. Davies, coroner, conveying an expre-sion by the jury which sat on the inquest in corintction with the re centboating accident to the effec: that he Council should make regulations preventing boats taken b yond the breakwater and above the bridge without a practical boatman in charge.—The Cnair. man said it was all very well for juries to pa-s resolutions of that kind. The Council had h d no end of bother with pieisure boats. It was q lite possible for them to pass resolutions making regu- lations of that kind, but was it possible to (arry those regulations out ? One thing was certain. Even if half a-dozen boatmen were out in a boat, if a man wisheito jump into the ej, he would get drowned and people were liable to do thiug-. They could not prevent anybody from drowning by passing resolutions. Mr Wynne Williams: Cannot anybody take a beat out it he likes for a week or a month without any bo»tm<n ? -Mr Hugh Evans If I have a boat of my own, I can take i- out when I like—The Mayor Yes — Mr John Richards said the Council could deal with boats which were hired as pleasure boat-, but they ould do rothing with private persons hav- ing boats. Perhapi it would not, however, be fiir inasmuch as they could not prevent the one from taking a b iat out without an experienced boa'man to resttict the other.—The Mayor said another difficulty would be in deciding wnat constitute d a practical boatman.—Mr R. W. Jones proposed that the matter should be deferred for a month The seasou was now at an end and the matter could be carefully gone into and decided upon by next ,3eason.-ivir nLi. vv imams seconded the proposition which was agreed to. SUMMONSES WITHDRAWN. The Clerk read a letter from Mr A. J. Hughes Aberystwyth, who wrote on behalf of Mr J. M. Jones and Mr Dd. Williams against whom sum- mones had been issued for plying hackney carriages for hire without licenses. His clients had since taken out licenses and he asked the Council to with- draw the summonses. There was also another summons against his client. In the latter case he was instructed that the matter arose purely thraugi an accideut and suggested that this summons should also be withdrawn, as there had been no intention to defy the Council.—In view of the sea- son being at an end and these persons consenting to pay the Court fees, it was unanimously decided to withdraw the summonses. WORKS COMMITTEE'S REPORT. A meeting of this Committee was held on September 15th. A satisfactory reply was received from Mr Jones, Lion Hotel, as to the cartage of house refuse. The Surveyor was instructed to take mfasures to have a nhfe'ince at Gibraltar-terrace abated. It was agreed to recommend that a retaining wall be erected on the slip at the entrance to the Parade subject to the approval of the Bir mouth Harbour Trust and the Cambrian Railways Company. The Surveyor had been instructed to prepare plans by Tuesday which they recommended the Council to forward to the Railway Company and the Harbour Trust. It was recommended that the Surveyor be instructed to report on the state of all the pigstyes in the district and that notices be served oa owners of all pigstyes which were a nuisance. It was also recommended that the rubbish depisited at the quarry should be removed by the Surveyor to the Recreation Ground if it is not removed at once by the persons to whom it has been offered.—A discussion took place in regard to the building of the retaining wall, Messrs Hugh Evans, Edward Williams, and William Owen stating that the work had already been commenced before the sanction of the Council had been obtained. They considered that this was wrong.— The Surveyor said the foundation only had been cut and he considered that it was necessary'to do that for the purpose of defining the Council's pro- perty at that spot.—Ultimately it was agreed to discuss the marter in committee.—The report, with the exception of this, was then adopted. WATER, GAS, AND SANITARY COMMITTEE'S REPORT. This Committee reported that a communication was received from the Rev E. Hughes in referenc, to the supply of water for St. John's Church and tha following resolution had been pissed with reference to it. No report from the Water Com- mittee in reference to this matter has been sub- mitted to the Council. The Committee is pre- pared to meet representatives of St. John's Church together with the organ builder at any time the l-"ct)r wishes to name in order to ascertain the spot where the defect lies, as we are not satisfied that the fault lies with the pressure in the piprs." It was recommended that the Gas Company he asked to supply a new ornamental lamp to be pla-jed at the entrance to Marine-parade. It was recommended that the gas account be paid and toat for the future the Council enter into a formal agrement embodying terms for the lighting of the town that the lamp near Waterloo-place be re- moved lower down in order to light the dark passage there. The Committee had decided to ormsMpr Mr Bishop' bill on )'lvutti:t.y dlAJÙ Had 111 vited Mr Bishop to attend. At this meeting; a letter was received from Mr Bishop stating that he could not attend. The bill was gone into and the Committee called attention to the excessive charg-js made in the bill and recommended that it be' further considered at the Council meeting. A letter was received from Mr Greener asking that a gas lamp be placed near his residence. The matter was referred to the Council. The letter received in reference to St. John's Church was pro- duced and the Committee's recommendation in re- gard to it was adopted —In regard to Mr Bishop's bill, the Mayor said the bill had been considered by the whole Council and the Committee and some of the members considered that it was exorbitant and were not prepared to pass it, but what he was afraid of was this. Unfortunately the work was undertaken entirely without any idea as to the cost and, whether the amount was unreasonable or not, unless they were prepared to fight the matter out, they had no alternative but to pay it. Perhaps it would be a lesson to them.—Mr Hugh Evans thought the best thing under the circumstances would be to pay the bill and be careful in future to get estimates before undertaking a';y work. — Mr R. W. Jones proposed that the bill be paid, but that at the same time a searching enquiry be mad" a? to whether the bill was reasonable or not.—Mr Edward Williams seconded the proposition which was carried. FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. This Committee recommended the payment of salaries, &c., to the amount of f75 Ss 5d. -The re- port was adopted. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that he had commenced to carry out the instructions given him to make a thorough tousc-to-house inspection. The pigstyes on Caeladog Estate were in a serious conditions being badly constructed and almost impossible to be kept clean. He had not yet found the names of all the owners. COLLECTION OF RATES. The Collector stated that he was diligently en- deavouring to get the rates in and the sum collected at present was 1858. 4 MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer reported that the town was at present free from infectious disease. One fatal case had occurred that month, but the disease had evidently been imported. ELECTRIC LIGHTING AND OTHER SCHEMES. There was a motion on the agenda in the name of the Mayor to the effect that the resolution of the Councillin regard to Mr David Davies's scheme for lighting the town by electricity be rescinded.—The Mayor said he was not prepared for various reasons to go on with the motion that day. He thought it would be to the interests of Barmouth that it should be left in abeyance for a short time. There was no particular hurry, as the Provisional Order would not be applied for until February and in the meantime he believed things would work out all right. Things seemed to be shaping themselves now and he was very glad to see that they were shaping in the right direction. Later on they would have before them plans of a pavilion. If these plans-and he believed business was meant now-were carried out, it would without doubt be a good thing for Barmouth, and anyone who had a hand in bringing that about would be a benefactor. He hoped they would benefit themselves and they could not benefit themselves without benefiting Barmouth, nor could Barmouth be benefited with- out bepefit resulting to themselves. He was sure that each one of them there would do his best to bring about the plan of that grand building which it would be to the interests of Barmouth to see com- pleted as soon as possible. (Hear, hear.)—The Surveyor produced plans of a pavilion proposed to be built by Mr David Davies on the front and said they had been examined that morning by the Works Committee which recommended that they be ap- proved of subjecc to a better exit being provided; that tracings be submitted together with specifications of the materhl to be used in construction.—The Mayor, continuing, said perhaps he should have mentioned another matter before the Council decided upon the plans. He thought they might say things then which they would not have said some time ago. They were aware that Mr D. Davies and the Council were at loggerheads with regard to that plot of land. They knew that the Cambrian Railways Company claimed a certain part of the land, so did the Council, and so did Mr David Davies. Well they might have gone on for years wrangling and there might possibly have been a lawsuit, while the place would be left in this condition, an eye- sore, year after year, but at last they came to what he might call common ground. The Cambrian Railways Company were prepared to forego any claim they had, Mr David Davies was prepared to forego any claim he had, and the Council would forego any claim they had, All claims were pooled, as it were, on condition that Mr David Davies or some other company, he in the first instance, built a beautiful pavilion and give the Council that piece of land which had been discussed earlier in the meeting. The plans were to be such as the Council could approve of, such as the Cambrian Railways Company could approve of, and the latter were ore- pared, so Mr Denniss told him, to accept what ,he Council approved (If. However, a copy of theplan WHS to he sent them. Of c mrse they could not compel Mr Davies to make the building ornamental, but they could compel him and he (the Mayor) thought Mr Davies would be quite prepared to comply with their wishes when it was pointed out to him. They could compel him to provide a proper exit from the building and to build it in such a way as rot to contravene their bylaws. If the plans wtre carried out, he believed Barmouth ought to be proud, for a long-felt want would be supplied by the erection of that pavilion and he felt sure that each one of them would do his very best to further the project.—Mr Wynne Williams i-aid the Committee were quite satisfied with the enT-tnce, but they felt that on an emergency, such as a fire, the exit was not adequate. -The Clerk said the plans were not formally before the Council and it would be sufficient that they should express approval of them in a general way for the pre,;ent -It was agreed to do this. RATE COLLECTORSHIP. The Cbrk read a reply which had been received from the Local Governnunt Board in reference to the appointment of rate collector for the parish of Barmouth. The letter stated that the Council were not empowered to appoint a collector of rates as such, but could assign the duties of collecting poor rates within the parish to an assistant over- seer appointed under I h power conferred upon the Council by the Order of tile 26 h November, 1895. —Mr John R chards ask-d whether it was neces- sary t-iat they should appoint a collector if the overseers did the work and the Clerk replied that it was not if the overseers were willing to do the collecting thems-lves. -Mr Parry, observing that the late Collector received 1:12 for compiling the list of electors, proposed that this should be inr>lnr]f»;l in the a",i",t,"nt "nip" \T»« I? --&4- "vA.> "r.I. -£.L .&I- Richards seconded the proposition which was carried.—It was then decided to advertise for an assistant overseer and, on the proposition -f Mr Wynne W illiams, it was agreed that the salary should be 1:30.