DOLGELLE5T. -f FAIR.—The old-established and famous annnal fair known to every old Dolgelleyite as Ffair Dyniewid" was held last Tu.;s Jay when a g eat many cattle were brought in. Yearlings were sol) at prices varying from £6 10s to ES I O and better stock ranged from £10 to £13. Horses werp rather poor and only a few changed hands at indifferent prices. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—Before Dr J. E. Jonas and J. Meyrick Jones, Esq. Drunk and Disorderly.—John Rees, Dublin, was charged by P.C. Ben Evans with having been drunk and riotous at Mallwyd on Monday, Septem- ber 19th.—The Police Constable deposed that the defendant became very disorderly and abusive and had to be carried intothe police cell.—Previous charges against the defendant were proved and the Beueh|sentjhim to gaol for one calendar month with hard labour. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, SEPT EMBER 20TH.—Present Councillor J. Meyrick Jones, mayor, presiding Councillors J. Wil iams, Edward Williams, Dr John Jon- s, and David Meredith, Messrs R. Barnett, acting clerk, and W. Jones, surveyor and inspector. WAGES. The wages sheets of the workmen were examined and passed. NO QUORUM. Mr Edward Williams drew attention to the fact that there was seldom a quorum of members at committee meetings. He believed that there were too many members on each committee and that the number forming a quorum was excessive. In the case of the Lighting Committee, he suggested that in future if only one turned up he should con- sist of a quorum.-Dr Jones supported the sug- gestion, but the Mayor ruled it out of order, stating that the Council could not interfere with the resolu tions passed at the annual meeting. LIGHTING. The Clerk said a meeting of the Lighting Com- mittee was convened for Tuesday evening, but only two members attended, Messrs Griffith Owen and Edward Williams. They had inspected the various places and recommended that a lamp should he erected on the north side of Cadtr road opposite the corner of No 3, Idris-t^rrace that the lamp in Twllcoch should be removed to a point opposite the steps leading to the two houses belonging to Mrs Chidlaw Roberts at Brynteg that a new lamp should be erected on the corner of the out-buildings attached to Mr John Thomas's house in Glyndwr- street so as to light the road leading past his house and the front of the first row of houses at English- terrace that the attention of the Gas Company should be called to the defective lighting given by the lamp opposite the Lion Hotel, and to the fact that the lamp at the entrance to the Church from Murian-road was not lit on Tuesday night, and that the lighting of Springfield street was defective, and that better or additional lighting should be provided.—Mr David Meredith suggested the erection of a lamp in Upper Springfield-street. —It being suggested that the recommendations of the Committee should be adopted excepting that pertaining to the erection of a lamp in English- terrace, Mr Edward Williams moved the adoption of all the recommendations and contended that a lamp was absolutely necessary in English-terrace, where two accidents had recently taken place.- Eventually it was resolved to adopt all the recom- mendations except tnat of erecting a lamp in English-terrace, Dr Jones stating that as this involved special expenditure, notice of motion should be given.—Mr Edward Williams then gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that new lamps should be erected in Springfield- street and at English-terrace and, at the instance of Mr John Williams, he included in the notice that a lamp should be erected in Felin Uchaf, opposite Idris Cottage.—The Clerk stated that the lighting of the lamp opposite the Lion Hotel had already been remedied and on the following day instructions would be given to carry out the other recommendations. DEFERRED. In consequence of the fair and the temperance meeting held in the town that evening, the Council resolved to limit the business to the consideration of these matters only. Consideration of all other matters was deferred to the next ordinary meeting.
LLANGEITHO. PieNic.An outing was recently made by a party from the village to the picturesque Eiddwen Lake. Mr Thomas Morgan, Meifod, kindly placed a conveyance at the disposal of the ladies. Mr E. R Davies, Three Horse Shoe, acted as guide. The lake, when the party arrived, was enveloped in a thick mist and great trouble was experienced in traversing the district. Later, however, the fog cleared and the sun shone during the remainder of the day. Refreshments having betn partaken, the trippers were rowed across to the island in the middle of the lake where an impromptu entertain- ment was held. It was late in the evening when the party made the return journey, one and all hav- ing thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
FESTINIOG. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, FRIDAY, SEPTEM- BER 16TH.—Present: Mr John LI. Jones (chair- man), Messrs Francis Evans, John Morgans, Howell Jones, Lewis Richards, Evan R. Jones, Edmund Ll. Powell, E. M. Owens, Cadwaladr Roberts, G. J. Bevan, Evan T. Pritchard, Wm. Owens, William J. Williams, Oven Jones, Dr R. D. Evans, Messrs W. E. Alltwen Williams (clerk and surveyor), Owen Evans (assistant clerk), Dd. Williams (inspector of nuisances), Peter Blair (gas manager). Vote of Sympathy.-The Chairman proposed a vote of sympathy with Mr William Morris, Rhosydd, in his bereavement at the death of his only daughter.—Mr William Owen seconded the proposition which was carried unanimously. Roads and Improvement Committee.-The Com- mittee recommended that 98 8s should be expended ou finger-posts to be placed in the most frequented parts of the district for the benefit of visitors.—The recommendation was adopted. Market Hall Bridge.-It was decided to inform the Festiniog Railway Company that the Council held them responsible for the repair of the bridge near the Market Hall which was stated to be in a deplorable state, Railway Facilities.-It was decided|tha,t the Great Western Railway Company should be approached with a view to obtaining permanent access to the Duffwys Station from Ffordd Newydd similar to the arrangements made during the eisteddfod week. Isallt Road.-It was decided that the sum of jESO should be spent in lowering the road near Isallt. Library's Committee.-The report of this Com- mittee was read. The number of books issued during the month was 634, a decrease of 196 as com- pared with the corresponding month of last year. The sum of El 7s 2d was received in fees, fines, &c. The reports pertaining to the branch libraries were read and considered satisfactory.—A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr John Newton Jones, late of the North and South Wales Bank, for his assistance in connection with the Library.—Mr John Cadwaladr was elected a member of the Selection of Books Com- mittee in the place of Mr John Newton Jones. Raes.-The Finance Committee recommended the appointmentfor two months of Mr Robert Jones the Market Hall keeper, as an assistant rate collector for the district.—The recommendation of the Committee was adopted. Appointment of Treasurer.-It was decided to appoint Mr R. Parry, the successor of Mr John Newton Jones as manager of the North and South Wales Bank, as treasurer of the Council. Sanitary Inspectors' Report.-This report w as favourable compared with the report for last month. The number of infectious diseases notified during the month was eighteen, compared with 29 for last month and 18 for the corresponding month of last year.—The Inspector said he had visited thirty- five houses during the month. They were mostly situated, at Pantllwyd. They condition was any- thing but satisfactory. There were in a dilapi- ated state as regarded drainage, ventilation, water supply, etc.—It was decided that the Health Com- mittee should meet at an early date to go into the matter thoroughly. Sanction.—A letter was read from the Local Government Board, sanctioning the appointment of Mr D. Williams as sanitary inspector. Acknowledgment. -Mr Owen Jones, Erw Fair, returned thanks of behalf on Mrs Jones and himself for the vote of congratulation passed by the Council on the occasion of their marriage. The Cycling Nuisance.—Mr G. J. Bevan called attention to the furious riding of bicycles in the district, which he said was against the byelaws.— It was decided to call the attention of the police to the matter.
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, Mariue-tt-rra.ee, 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 fool.sh 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.
BALA. INTERMEDIATE 'CPOOL. -On Tuesday, September 20 h, the C )unty School (boys and girls) was re- opened after the summer holidays. Several new pupils have entered aud a large number competed at the entrance scholarship examination. A meet- ing of the Managers will be held on Thursday when the scholarships will be awarded to the successful catid)(lales. eicNic.-Through the instrumentality of their conductor (Mr J. B. Parry) and Gwrtheryn, the Bah, Juvenile Choir last Thursday picnicked at Garth Bach, Llanuwchllyn. The children, together with the Committee of the choir aud their friends, were conveyed to Garth in a four-in-hand drag and coaches from the White Lion Hotel. The drive was very p'easant and greatly enjoyed by all. On reaching Llauuwchllyn an ascent was made to the Garth Bich. An excellent tea was provided and was enjoyed. The children played games and spent a very jolly time. On their return to Bala the choir saug several pieces in front of the White Lion Hotel, the rendering of which were greatly appreciated by visitors staying at the Hotel and in the town. The weather was beautiful and an enjoy- able afternooil was spent. PENLLYN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH -Present: Mr L. J. Davies, J.P., chairman; Mr Robert Thomas, yice-ohairmau Mrs Price, Mrs Morris, Messrs J. J. Edwards, J. Ll. Jones, Robert Jones E. M. Roberts, Evan Jones, Roberc Davies, Robert Hughes, William Richards, and John Roberts Messrs J. R. Jones, clerk J. P. Jones, assistant clerk John Edwards, surveyor. Pandymawr and Garth Roadi.-The Committee appointed to inspect these roads presented their report and recommended the Council to take them over to repair.—On the motion of Mr Evan Jones, seconded by Mr Robert Jones, the report was adopted. PenllhliardMi Poad.-Messrs Robert Jones and John Lloyd Jones, who had been appointed to inspect this read, submitted their report in which they recommended that the same be taken over and repaired by the Council and that a sum not exceed- ing 1:3 should be expended thereon.—On the motion of Mr Robert Thomas, seconded by Mr Robert Davies, the report was adopted. Buarthrneini Bridge.—The following copy resolu- tion from the Merioneth County Council was read "ThÜ the County Council contribute the sum of 950 towards the erection of a bridge suitable for vehicular traffic over the River Erwent near Buarthmeini, Llauuwchllyn, such bridge to be built in accordance with the plan and specification sub. mitted by the County Surveyor and under his supervision." The Chairman had also given notice at the last meeting that he would call attention to this bridge, but after receiving this resolution from the County Council he believed the advisable plan would be to refer the question to a committee which could carefully consider the matter and that they report to the next meeting.—On the motion of Mr William Richards, seconded by Mr Robert Jones, it WPS decided to adopt the suggestion of ttt Orurn. uu tile committee: The Chairman, Vicc-chairman, Mrs Morris, and Mr Evan Jones.—The Clerk was instructed to write to the County Surveyor for the plan and specification. Infectious Diseases Act.-A letter was read from the Merioneth County Council urging the Council to adopt the piovisions of the Infectious Diseases (Notification) Act, 1889, within their district with- out (i,lity, -AfL,,r some few remarks, it was resolved upon tne motion of Mr Robert Thomas, seconded by Mr J. Lloyd Jones, that the question of adopting this Act be considered at the next meeting. Celyn Water Supply.— According to notice given, Mr Ho" ei't Jones proposed that a proper water supply be provided for the inhabitants of Celyn. .Mr Jones also handed in a petition signed by the inhabitants supporting his motion. He also said that there was a well within a very short distance of the village where there was excellent water and the cost would not be heavy to obtain from there. —Mr Robert Thomas thought it would he advisable for a committee to inspect the place and submit a full report thereon as to the cast, &c.-Mr Thomas's proposal was agreed to aud Mrs Price Messrs Evan Jones, John Lloyd Janea, and Robert Jones were appointed such committee. Reports, ^he Surveyor's report for the month was lend. He mentioned repairs required to be done to the Dolhendre and Nantddu Plata, but as the present time was not suitable to do the work the consideration of repairing Dolhendre Plat was deferred sine die and a committee was appointed to visit the iNantddu Plat and submit a further report on tne repairs required to be done.—The Inspec- tor's report was read for the mcnth in which he complained of an open drain at Llawrybettws which was a great nuisance. -It was decided that this drain should be repaired at once as suaeested by the Inspector. Miscellaneous -A letter was read from Mr John Thomas, Cloddiau, asking the Council to make an application to the Merioneth County Council to take over the old Festiniog road which was years ago a main road and also that the members of the District Council who were on the County Council should support the application.—It was decided, upon the motion of Mr Evan Jone8, seconded by Mr Robert Hughes, that this Council make an application to the Merioneth County Council to ask them to take over the road leading from Tryweryn Factory to Brynmaen Llifor and declare the same to be a main road.-On the motion of Mr Robert Thomas, seconded by Mr Robert Davies, it was decided to make a similar application to the County Council with respect to the Llanwddyn road which leads from Tynygwrych Farm to the county boundary between Merioneth and Montgomery.—The Chairman gave notice that at the next meeting he would propose that the Council adopt byelaws. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, SATURDAY, SEPTEM- BER 17TH.—Present Mr Evan Jones, J.P., chairman Miss Parry in the vice-chair Mrs Price, Mrs Morris, Messrs L. J. Davies, J.P. J. J. Edwards, E. M. Roberts, Robert Jones,' >, Lloyd Jones, Robert Thomas, Daniel Roberts. John Roberts, Robert Davies, William Richards, J. R. Jones, clerk J. P. Jones, assistant clerk; Edward Jones, relieving officer and G. Roberts, master. Statistics. Amount of out relief expended during the past two weeks, 933 Os 6d to 157 paupers corresponding period last year, f36 Is 6d to 160 paupers. Number of inmates in the House during the last week, 30 corresponding period last year, 23. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 27, as compared with 43 cor- responding week last year. The balance in the Treasurer's hands was £ 116 9a 7d. Cheques were signed for £ 35. Miscellaneous.—A circular letter was read from the Local Government Board with respect to poor law legislation in 1898, and also one re the Vac- cination Act, 1898, which called attention to the new arrangements for public vaccination contem- plated by the above-mentioned Act with respect to stations.—The Relieving Officer was empowered to apply to the justices for an .order to seize money, goods, etc., of a pauper lunatic for the payment of expenses due to the union for rnaintenance.-The relief lists were then gone through, but they did not take much time as there were very few cases. The Chairman remarked that he did not remember a time when there were so few cases -Mrs Morris and Mr Robert Thomas reported that they had visited the House that day and found everywhere clean and airy and all the inmates com- fortable.-The Master reported that on September 10th Mrs Burton of Eryl Aran kindly treated all the inmates and some of the officials to Barmouth for the day. On the motion of Mrs Price seconded by Miss Parry, a vote of thanks was ac- corded to Mrs Burton for her kindness.—A meet- ing of the Assessment Committee was subsequently held under the presidency of Mr Evan Jones, J.P. when several appeals were heard by the occupiers of licensed houses in the town.—After a lengthy discussion, a reduction was made by the Com- mittee in all the appeals.
ABERYSTWYTH. TOWN COUNCIL, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH.— Present: Councillor John Jenkins, mayor, pre- siding Councillor Robert Doughton, ex-mayor Aldermen Davul Roberts, Peter Jones, W. H. Palmer, and Captain Doughton Councillors C. M. Williams, D. C. Roberts, William Thomas, R. J. Jones, E. P. Wynne, R. Peake, Evan Hugh James, J. P. Thomas Messrs A..1. Hughes, town clerk Rees Jones, borough surveyor and H. L. Evans, borough accountant. •SMITHFIELD ROAD. An application by Mr John Lewis Jones, Bridge- street, fcr an additional site in Smithfield-raad was ordered to be placed on the agenda. MR. D. C. ROBERTS'S LEASE. Mr D. C. ROBERTS, replying to the Council's letter, said he was quite prepared to meet the wishes of the Corporation in reference to the field adjoining his timber yard. He was not in a posi tion to give any t-rms, but he pr- stimed the Finance Committee would take into consideration the value of the remainder of his lease of the field in fixing the terms for the renewal of the lease for the timber yard and make a reduction accordingly as they usually did in other case?. On the proposition of Mr R. J. JONES, seconded by Mr ?EAKE, the matter was referred to the Finance Committee. Mr WILLIAM THOMAS asked if it was not neces- sary to give some instructions to the Committee ? The Council ought to take some definite action either by quoting or offering terms. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS, in the brief discussion which followed, having thought that Mr D. C. Roberts had quoted terms previously for Cae Charles, Mr D. C. ROBERTS said he had never offered terms to the Council though he had heard of remarks having been made in private about it. The arrangements were made by the Council itself. The matter was then referred to the Finance Committee. MR HOPKINS AND THE COUNCIL. Mr Isaac Hopkins wroteas follows: September 19th. Gentlemen,— With reference to the Town Clerk's letter concerning the piece of land abutting on South-roai which I used as a repairing and building yard and which you have filled up without giving me any notice whatever, I beg to &ay that you shall know the claim I intend making against you later on. The Town Council, as they well know, entered into an agreement with me to re- new the leases of my two houses in South-road upon the same terms as the adjoining houses were re- newed if I allowed them to raise the road in' front of my workshop. I have carried out my part of the agreement and have allowed them to raise the road which has generally injured my business and trade and caused a great loss to me also, owing to heavy rains it becomes flooded. I want to know why they do not carry out their part of the agree- ment by renewing the leases of my houses. The filling in of my yard is quite a distinct matter from this and I do not wish to have matters mixed up. I have taken your word and have dealt in a busi- ness-like manner with you and surely I expect the same treatment in return and expect you to carry out your part of the agreement as I have done. If not, I shall take legal proceedings to compel you to do so and your own minute book will be the strongest evidence against you." Mr WILLIAM THOMAS proposed that the letter should be referred to the Finance Committee and on the motion of Alderman PALMER, seconded by Mr R. J. JONES, it was agreed to ask Mr Hopkins toattend the meeting. THE HOSTEL. A letter was read from Mr Mortimer Green, ask- ing on behalf of the Building Committee of the .Alexandra Hall to remove the electric light from the position it now occupied near Balmoral House to the centre of the Alexandra Hall. Alderman PALMER thought an additional lamp was necessary as the corner was very dark and light was wanted along the road leading to the new houses at the back. Alderman PETER JONES thought removal would suffice. An additional lamp would cost f20 a year and the Terrace already had more lamp-poets than any watering place on the south coast. The matter was referred to the Public Lights Committee with power to act if removal will suffice, but to report if it is deemed advisable to have an additional lamp. GENERAL PURPOSES. Mr Wynne brought up the report of the General Purposes Committee which recommended that Mr Collins's Minstrel Troupe should be re-engaged next year on the same terms as heretofore but the Committee were unanimous in recommend- ing that Mr Collins be asked to provide a more efficient troupe for next season." Mr J. P. THOMAS suggested that the usual delay in engagement should take place as someone might come forward with a better troupe. The TOWN CLERK said it was necessary to en- gage early in order to enable Mr Collins to secure the best talent, and the proposition was agreed to. HARBOUR COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Captain Doughton brought up the report of the Harbour Committee which was adopted. PUBLIC WORKS. Alderman Peter Jones brought up the report of the Public Works Committee which recommended the approval of plans of houses to be built in Port- land-road by Mr David Evans. A plan was alko submitted of alterations and additions to o4, Terrace, and the Committee instructed the Sur- veyor to make a special report and submit it to the next Committee meeting. A letter was read from Mr Owen stating that Mr Pemberton did not deem it advisable to attend the Committee after what transpired at the last Council meeting. The TommUtee having considered the plan of proposed tn the Corporation Offices, recommended tot tothep^ent a fireplace ,ho»ld be made to the Accountant's office and the windows re-arranged at a cost of £ 10. The Medical Officer reported that the way ihe fried fish business was carried on was a nuisance and the Surveyor was instructed to institute and continue proceedings in order to have -he nuisance abated. Alderman PETER JONES, in moving the adoption of the report, which Mr PEAKE seconded, said th,t certa'n projections were contemplated at 54, and the matter was deferred to see how they would effect adjoining property. Referring to the qms- tion of altering Corporation Offices, Alderman Peter Jones thought the Council ought to first of all settle the question of the location of the Cor- poration Offices. Mr WILLIAM THOMAS seconded the proposition that £10 only should be expended, remarking that the Council would all admit that he was a slow horse. He was not preia^ed to support other big schemes, but he would willingly support spending 92,000 in making the Town Hall a credit to the town. If £ 120 or £ 130 were spent on the present offices, they would not then be what the Council wanted, but a very clumsy affdir. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS moved an amendment in the. shape of the recommendation of the Finance Com- mittee which was that the present offices should be altered at a cost not exceeding E130. The Finance Committee were quite as anxious for economy as the Works Committee. The Surveyor's office would always have to be near the Corporation yard and if the Accountant remained there also, he could re- ceive any message when the Surveyor was out. Alderman PALMER seconded the amendment. The question of the Town Hall had been before the Council for a long period. A strong room bad been built at the Corporation Offices and the Sur- veyor would he in the place for years to come. In twenty years the Surveyor probably would be re- ceiving f500 and the Accountant JE300. (Laugh- ter.) Aberystwyth was not the same now as it was twenty years ago, and who could say what it WOUIU ue In twenty years ume i iiere was strong opposition to everything that had been done. There was strong opposition to the water works. There was strong opposition to the pav- ing of the Terrace, and there was strong opposition to renovating the Town Hall. He, however, hoped to see the Town Hall renovated and made worthy of Aberystwyth but he should not like to see a patch made of the work now when the work might be properly done in five or six years' time. Captain DOUGHTON thought, in the interests of the ratepayers, it was better to spend 910 on the offices than JE120, as £120 would not make the offices either one thing or the other. If Alder- man Palmer was so anxious to see the Town Hall renovated, why did he not move in the matter ? It was all very well to talk and say we expect this and that. Act and have the thing done. Mr R. J. JONES said the Council had decided to renovate the Town Hall and now it was only a question of obtaining a loan. The present offices were not fit for the holding therein of committee meetings for the atmosphere was stifling. Alder- man Jones was the strongest opponent to the re- moval of the Corporation Offices to the Town Hall even if the hall was renovated, fcr if the Survevor was removed he could not supervise the yard as-he did at the present time. Mr D. C. ROBERTS supported the spending of £10 only and felt that the Council ought to pro- ceed with the renovation of the Town Hall. If that small sum was spent on the offices it might de- lay matters connected with the Town Hall. Some- thing could be done in twelve months. It would not be fair t) take the £ 120 out of the year's income. The money should be borrowed as was done in other towns, where sums as small as jEoO were borrowed for permanent work. The Committee meetings could he held in the Council chamber. Alderman PETER JONES said if the plans were carried out the offices would present to ladies and gentlemen going to the tennis grounds an absurd appearance. It would look like a lobsided cottage in the country while the present headroom would be continued. He was in favour of deciding where the Corporation offices should be located, of then putting up suitable offices, and of borrowing the money and spreading repayment over a period of years. Now it was being proposed to add directly to the rates and to put up a building which will b a disgrace to the town. Mr D. C. Roberts on a former occasion had moved in the matter of renovating the Town Hall and if the recommenda- tion to alter the offices were deferred, no doubt Mr Roberts would put his subject on the agenda for the next meeting. Mr D. C. ROBERTS said he had had no conversa- tion on the subject with Aiderman Jones, but he was prepared to adopt the suggestion by moving at trie next meeting that the Town Hall should" be renovated and that the offices should be located therein. Alderman PALMER said that all councillors were in favour of renovating the Town Hall and Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said hp should support it heartily. Mr PEAKE said if Mr Roberts moved the larger scheme, he should support Mr Roberts. On a vote being taken,seven voted in favour of altering the Corporation Offices at a cost not ex- ceeding E130 and three against and Mr D. C. ROBERTS said he would move at the next meeting that the renovation of the Town Hall should be p-oceeded with at once. Referring to the fried-fish nuisance, Mr WYNNE said there were other places in town quite as bad and asked if they were included ? Alderman PETER JONES said the Committee had dealt specifically with one case and if there were otners it would be the duty of the Surveyor and Medical Officer to attend to them. Mr WYNNE added that complaints had been made to the urvèyor as to other nuisances and Alderman PETER JOXES said no doubt the Surveyor and the Medical Officer would present a joint report on the other cases. FINANCE. Mr C. M. Williams brought up the report of the Finance Committee which recommended the pay- ment of £ 479 6; bills, &c., that renewal of lease should he granted to Mrs Price of 9, Portland road, with conditions and to Captain Richard Jones of 35, South-rod.d, with conditions; and that Mr Thomas Jones, cooper, should be paid £ 35 for his rights in the sawpit, &c., at Tanycae. In moving the adoption of the report, Mr WILLIAMS explained that £21 had been deducted from the bill for electric lighting on account of irregularity of lighting, so that the public might rest assured that when the lamps werd out the Lights Committee saw that a reduction was duly made. Mr PEAKE said there was a tine attached according to the agreement. P ?■ ?' £ ober.ts was g^d to see that the Public Lights Committee were doing their dutv (Laughter ) a Referring to Mrs Price's lease, Mr WILLIAMS said the lease was renewed on the same terms as heretofore quoted because the conditions had been earned out before the resolution of February 1S9S which fact would be duly recorded on the Com- mittee s book. Referring to the sawpit, Mr WILLIAMS proposed andJMr ROBERT DOCGHTON seconded the adoption of the recommendation, Mr Doughton saying'that the Council would be getting out of the difficulty for a small sum. J Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said the Town Clerk had reported upon the matter and the Finance Com- mittee were satisfied there was a claim. Alderman PETER JONES said he was not. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS added that the Committee were as keen against paying unfounded claims as anybody but Mr Jones had been in possession of the place for forty years without payment. Alderman PETER JONES said it was not aquestion which felt keenest in the public interest, but what was the legal position of the matter. Alderman PALMER said the matter had been con- sidered in Committee over and over again. It was all very well fighting for principle with their own money, but it was high and mighty to do it with other people's money. The ratepayers did not care a rap for principle and would rather pay JE35 in settling the claim than pay the Town Clerk JE50 for fighting it. The TOWN CLERK-MCTC like £400. (Laughter ) u Thomas moved that the matter should be deferred to enable the Council to discuss it in Committee and this was eventually agreed to. THE VISIT OF THE "CALLIOPE." On the proposition of Mr R. J. JONES, seconded by Mr ROBERT DOUGHTON, it was unanimously resolved, "That having regard to the great pleasure afforded by the recent visit of the Calliope, a strong effort be made to make the event an annual one and that Mr Vaughan Davies be re(luestd to endeavour to induce the Admiralty to give it effect and that the best thanks of the Council be tendered to Mr Vaughan Davies for the trouble taken in the matter and to the Admiralty for having acceded to the request." THE POSTAL SERVICE. Captain DOUGHTON moved "That inasmuch as all attempts hitherto made to secure a better and adequate postal service for Aberystwyth and district have failed, it is necessary to bring the whole matter before Parliament and with that object a committee be appointed to prepare a statement of facts and that the same be forwarded to the Welsh members with a request that they will take the matter up with the object of removing the griev- ance." In moving the proposition, Captain DOUGHTON said he was sure they all agreed that Aberystwyth was entitled to better postal facilities. The Town Clerk recently read a letter from the postal authorities which stated that a slight ac- celeration had been effected recently from Welsh- pool and that the Department up to the present were unable to effect any material im- provement, bat that the question would not be lost sight of, The remark that a slight accelera- tion had been effected recently naturally implied that it had taken place within the past few months. He, however, found that a letter from Mr Aslett, the then manager of the Cambrian Railway Company, had been received by the Town Clerk in October, 1893, in which Mr Aslett said the train had been timed to arrive at Aberystwyth at 6-55 instead of 7-25 as formerly and, no doubt, that would prove a great convenience to inhabitants and visitors and prevent complaints. That, continued Captain Doughton, ap- peared very well on paper, bat experience showed them that out of one hundred times the mail train was ninety-nine times late in arriving. Therefore the inconvenience was the sime now as in 1893. Almost the whole of the coast of Cardigan- shire and Merioneth was affected and as they were all taxpayeis, he maintained that they were entitled to the same privileges as those of mighhouring counties. For instance, letters were delivered in Machynlleth, which was but eighteen miles from Aberystwyth, before they even nached Aber- ystwyth. Aberystwyth, being a university town and having so large an influx of visitor?, was n< t un reasonable in demanding a better postal s-rvice. Everything in the way of writing and deputation had been done by the Council and all they got in return was a polite promise that the mat'er would not be lost sight of. They were, however, no A tired of those stereotyped phrases and had no other alternative but to appeal to a higher tribunal for the reform so justly and reasonably asked for. He therefore moved the proposition standing on the agenda. Mr J. P. THOMAS said there was a gr at d-al of truth in Alderman Doughton's statements aud he could not think that the postal authorities were much in earnest in the matter, for during the summer r, onths letters were delivered in the town by boys of seventeen or eighteen. He thought a efficient staff should be engaged and that appren- tices should not bi put to deliver the letters. He seconded the proposition. Alderman PALMER and Mr C. M. WILLIAMS sug- gested that Mr Vaughan Davies and Mr T. E. Ellis should be asked to take the matter up and if necessary invite the co-operation of their Welsh colleagues. The proposition was then unanimously, agreed to aud Aldermen Peter Jones, W. H- Palmer, and Captain Doughton, with Messrs C M illiams, D. C. Roberts, the Mayor, and the Town Clerk were appointed on the Committee to carry our, the resolution. MISCELLANEOUS. The ale by auct.Jon of Corporation sites having bt en fixed for 12-30, it was agreed to postpone to the next meeting a proposition by Mr William Thomas that sand and gravel inthe Harbour should be given away. It was also agreed to defn' the appointment of a burial board committee, the Finance Committee being appointed to arrange for the transfer of the affairs of the late Board to the Council. NARROWING A NEW STREET. Mr Pierce, plasterer, appeared before the Coun- cil and stated that he had made a mistake in re- gard to the boundary of a house he built in Smith- tield-road by which he had encroached on the road- way four icches. The Surveyor had given him notice to remove the encroachment, but it would be a great expense to pull down and rebuil,i the fTctble end. He was willing to pay for the ad- ditional space. The SURVEYOR, in reply to questions, said that Mr Pierce had put up a building facing Smithfield- road as well as one on the corner of the proposed cross road, Mr John Lewis Jones building on the opposite corner. He (the Surveyor) marked out the ground for them and Mr Joneo had put his building exactly on the line, whereas Mr Pierce had brought his building out six inches on to the new road. Notwithstanding the fact that he (the Surveyor) measured the footings of the stone wall which was below the brickwork, Mr Pierce had brought the brickwork almost over the footing on the outer side. He had come out six inches 100 far and had reduced the roadway which was to be thirty-six feet to thirty feet. Alderman PETER JONES said that as it had arisen from a mistake in Mr Pierce measuring from the outer portion of the footing instead of from the centre, he proposed that the encroachment should be allowed on Mr Pierce paying for the additional space. Mr R. J. JONES seconded the proposition and it was agreed to, Alderman PETER JONES remarking that the Surveyor was perfectly right in reporting the deviation from the plan. The Council then rose. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST.-Before Alderman David Roberts, Thomas Hugh Jones, John Lewis, R. J. Jones, and Isaac Hopkins, Esqrs. Drunkenness.—Richard H. Boycott, described as a gentleman, Queen's road, was summoned by the police for having been drunk and disorderly on the highway at Aberystwyth on the 17th September.— p C. Lloyd Rowlands said about 4-30 p.m. on the 17th he saw the defendant in Trefechan who was drunk and very disorderly. Re- quested him several times to go home. He went into the Fountain Inn and witness was called to turn him out. By force had him out and taken from Trefechan to Mill-street when he pron.ised to go quietly if given another chance. About 5-15 the same night, however, he was in North-parade in the same condition. -The defendant was fined E2 and ordered to pay costs and bound over in f5 to be of good behaviour for six months. Fighting in the Streets.— James Jenkins, boatman, Crynfryn-row, and David Jones, labourer, Llan- gawsau, were summoned for having obstracted the highway in Pier-street by lighting thereon.—P.C. Richard Jones said that at a quarter-past six on the 19th he saw the defendants fighting in Pier- street thereby causing a crowd to assemble and obstruct the way. When he went down David Jones left and Jenkins ran after him. They com- menced fighting, but ultimately went away.— Jenkins was fined 5s including costs. The case against David Jones was dismissed. Assault.—Richard Owen Pugh, car proprietor, Pale, Rhydyfelin, was charged by Richard Edwards, Glanrafon, Lianbadarn, with having assaulted him on the 13th September.—Complainant said he was taking a waggon of hay to Mr Richard Morgans, hut when near the Welsh Church the defendant struck him with his fist on the side of the head and then ran away.—Other witnesses were called and defendant was fined 2s 6d with costs. The Great Dirhjate-street Ob,trllct ion. Rees Jones, borough surveyor, summoned G. H. Pem- berton. shopkeeper. Great Darkgate-street, for having built an addition to a house in his occupa- tion in Great Darkgate-street without the written consent of the Urban Authority.—Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the prosecution and Mr Owen for the defence.—After a lengthened hearing, the Bench retired to consider their decision, and on the public being re-admitted, it was announced that a ,tine of Is would be inflicted with costs for the obstruction with a penalty of 10s a day if it is not removed in twenty-one days. The Bench recommended that the Town Council should not insist on a complete removal of the obstruction, but the pillars only.— Alderman David Roberts and Councillor R. J. Jones did not sit on the case. REGATTA AND SPORTS. If the Committee and officers of the annual re- gatta had the making of the weather on Friday they could not have turned out a more perfect day. riae With the thermometer at 82° in the shade, it was perhaps a trifle too warm to suit everybody but the heat was considerably reduced in its effect by a pleasant breeze which sprung up from the south- west in the morning and increased as the day pro- gressed, moderating in the afternoon and evening. The sky had not a single cloud in it from horizon to horizon. The wavelets danced in the sunshine and the sea was as blue as the Mediterranean. The beautiful bay in front of the Terrace at Abcryst- wyth was crowded by sailing and rowing crafts. "e shore was lined by hundreds of spectators and the Promenade Pierhead crowded with sightseers. Just before the regatta started the scene was a particularly lovely one. Shoals of mackerel agi- tated the blue surface of the bay in many places. A full-rigged ship had a look into the bay and tacked westward on her voyage. A mosquito fleet of dingheys appeared in the northern distance towed by the Aberdovey steam launch, and the cliffs and mountains were given a poetic appearance by a slight haze. The effect was increased by the band on the Pierhead playing a selection of nautical airs in which Mr Phasey's euphonium solo "The Anchor s Weighed sounded across the waters like a sweet and rich voice. The Committee had made complete arrangements, but somehow or other arrangements however well designed do not always work out in regattas. In ordinary affairs of life, as Burns sang, The best laid schemes of men and mice, gang att agley and the chances are ninety-nine to one hundred against the schemes when the weather and the beachmen are two of the principal elements. The sailing races were successful and interesting but when it came to the rowing races every- thing was ready except the boats and the crews. Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P,, Tanybwlch the member for the county, was commodore, with Mr G. Croydon Marks, C.E., as vice.commodore bu as neither had cultivated what sailors know as sea legs," they did not trust themselves to the tender mercies of the Committee boat which was moored off the Pier, but directed operations from the Pierhead itself. Mr G. Fossett Roberts acted as treasurer, Captain Thomas, the harbour master, acted as starter, and Captains David Lloyd and R. Watkin efficiently acted as judges. No better man in the town could have, been chosen for the honorary secretary than Coun- cillor Robert Peake. He knows everybody is in his element as a caterer of entertainment, and his affable manner peculiarly suit him for the position He was ably supported by a committee, of which the following were the members :—Messrs G F. Roberts, A. Rowley, L.D.S., Percy Lobb, Theo' Jenkins, T. H. Edwards, G. Rowley, W. h! Hollier, F. Bennett, H. Davies, Edward Evans J. P., D. M. Davies, J. C. Rea, H. O. Smith, David Williams (cox), Thomas Jones, J. Gibson, jun. Captain Thomas, W. H. Kensit, W. Ellis, and F.' Dayrell. The stewards were-For sailing Messrs T. H. Edwards (convener), E. Evans, A. Rowley, W. Ellis, and J. Gibson, jun. Rowing Messrs G. F. Roberts (convener), H. O. Smith, and F. Dayrell. Swimming, &c. Messrs P. Lobb (convener), G. Rowley, F. Bennett, H. Hollier, and H. E. Wheatley. The following were the events Rowley, F. Bennett, H. Hollier, and H. E. Wheatley. The following were the events :— FIRST CLASS SAILING RACE for half-decked boats, yacht r;gged.—First prize, £ 7 2nd, £ 3 3rd, £ 1. Kate Thomas" red and blue Aberdovey < Scud" white Barmouth ] "Sheila" yellow Aberystwyth Band of Hope" blue Aberystwyth Mazeppa" red Aberystwyth A lithograplvc chart prepared by Captain Thomas and lithographed by Messrs Gibson had been pre- pared of the course which made a total of about twelve miles. The course was one mile N by E, one mile S,W. half W, one mile S by W half W" aod one mile N.E. and had to be gone over three times. What was called '■ a soldnr's wind was blowing at the start of the race, which means that the wind was fairly favourable for sailing in any direction. A gun was to be fired five minutes before the race, a second gun to signal the start. Owing to some misunderstanding, a bad stirt was made. The" Sheila" was a long way off the place of starting at the start and this, added to her misfortunes in the morning when she had her main,ail carried away in a collision ani had sub- stituted for it a heavy tanned sail which split'up I through the middle before the second round placed her at a disadvantage. Once the start was made the boats went over the course in fine style aud prtsentd a pretty spectacle in running before the wind with spinnacker sail set as well as when rounding the southern buoy in the teeth of a fresh wind and moderately-rough sea. A lady arti-t obtained a beautiful picture of the race from the Castle Grounds whence the event was witnessed by hundreds of people. The "Mazeppa" led from the first and maintained her advantage from stirt to finish. "Sheila," with a proper mainsail, might have overhauled the Kate Thomas of Aberdovey but could not succeed without it. The "Mazeppa" came in at the end something under five minutes in front of the Kate Thomas" and the "Kate Thomas" about four minutes in front of the "Band of Hope." The Sheila came fourth and the Scud fifth. SWIMMING RACE for youths under eighteen years of age (han,licap). -Fi, st prize, value 10s; 2nd, value 5s. C. W. Wilkiuson, Borth Stanley Kenrick, E. P. Edwards, and Gomer James, Aber- ystwyth; J. Caleb Hughes, New Quay; Owen Griffith, Barmouth and Oswald Green, Aberyst- wyth, entered and after a stiff contest Owen Griffith and Oswald Green were declared to have tied and the prizes were divided between them. CLARACH RACE, for New Quay boats only.—First prize, f5 5s (presented by Mr H. 0.. Smith, Clarach) 2nd, £2 2s 3rd, las. This was one of the prettiest races of the day. Owing to the wind moderating the course was reduced to twice round the course instead of three times. Four boats entered and three beats sailed. The M. A. Britton" came in first at 2-5335 the Gomer" at 2 53-42 and the "Nauta" at 2-55-18. FOUR-OAR ROWING RACE in beach boats with coxswain. First prize, JE3 2nd, E2.-The Clown" from Barmouth the Violet "and the Mermabjl from Aberystwyth entered, but the Mermaid was the only boat which came up to scratch. An Aoerdovpy crew volunteered, but as they had not formally entered before entries closed, the Committee rightly decided that they could not race. The crew of the Mermaid" therefore pulled over the course and obtained first prize. The crew were John Jones (coxswain), E. Wor- thington (stroke), William Morgan, David White, and George Benson. The MELBOURNE RACE for second-class sailing boats (yacht rigged) from Barmouth, Aberdovey, and Aberystwyth.—First prize, jE5 5s, presented by Mr W. E. Jones, Melbourne; 2nd, 92 2s; 3rd, 10s. Euclid" red Barmouth "Agnes" red Barmouth El'zabeth James red Aberdovey f Queen Bee blue and white Aberystwyth "Ethel" yellow Aberystwyth After the first round the Ethel" came in at 3 44 10; the "Euclid" 349-17; the "Agnes" 3-51 "4; the "Elizabeth James" 355-39; the Queen Bee giving up. In the second round, the" Ethel" won at 5-9; the "Euclid" took second at 5 39 and the Agnes" third at 5-45. OPEN SWIMMING RACE (handicap) about 440 yards.—First prize £1 or value; 2nd, 10s or value, I-Oswald Green. William Williams, Frank Cooper, and G. Owen Green, Aberystwyth, with Johnnie Rees, Burry Port competed, the prizes going to Rees and Cooper. PAIR-OAR ROWING RACE in beach beats. Oxford built, with cox.—First prize, £1; 2nd, 10s.—The Ena" and a boat from Aberdovey took part in the race, the Ena" coming in a good first. She was mauned by John Jones, T. Worthington, and William Morgan. THE CAMBRIA RACE of dinghey centre-board boats. -First prize, X3 3s, presented by Mr G. Croydon Marks 2nd, il 10s ;.3rd, 10s. The "Fram" and the "Beatrice" from Aber- ystwyth, the Dovey Lass," Pet," Bluff," Pwt," Princess May," Dovey Bell," and the Sister" Aberdovey, entered and nearly all came up to start, and made one of the prettiest rncc-a of the day. The inshore buoy was moored in the Victoria-terrace bay. The boats after round ing this buoy had to run out to sea westward and back, three rounds to he made. In the end the "Sister" (Mr Owen Williams) came first, the Bluff second, and the Pwt third. Prizes in an aquatic Derby were won by John Rees, Pembrey, and T. Worthington. There were also donkey races on the beach and climbing a greasy pol- for a leg and shoulder of mutton,