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FESTINIOG. THEFT OF FERRETS HEAVY FINES.—On Wednes- day week, before G. E. Ellis, D. J. Williams, and William Owen, EtjrÎj, tnree quarrymen named William Roberts, Wiliam Williams, and David Robert Ellis were charged by Inspector Roberts with having stolen ferrets from Tynffordd Fawr, Maentwrog. Evidence was given by PC. Nathaniel Davies as to the ferrets being the pro- perty of Mr Oakeley, Tanyhwlch, au i they were found drowBed in a pool at Rhyd, Llaufrothen. Defendants were found guilty and they were fiued £3 and 17s 6d costs each and ordered to pay 10s for the ferrets. GAS QUESTION.—We commented the other day I upon the report of Mr Alltwen Williams, surveyor to the District Council, as to the condition of the gasworks. The ratepayers of Fcstiniog will doubt- less read with interest the following remarks on the same subject by the El-ctncittn :—" The Surveyor (Mr W. E. Alltwen Williams) has presented an in- terestina report on the gasworks and the proposal to establish an electricity supply for the di-tiict. After giving the history of the gas undertaking, Mr Williams deals with the electric lighting ques- tion. It appears that the Local Board advertised in 1S91 for lighting the visage of F'-stini^g and the district of Tanygrisiau electrically and of trie thiriy- four firms who replied to the invitation three sub- mitted tenders varying from £667 to £1,300.. Since this date, Mr Williams points out, a great impetus has been given to electric lighting and power under- takings throughout the country and electricity supply is no longer a speculation, but is giving satisfactory results everywhere. Figures as to the comparative cost of working gas and electricity works are given and, finally, Mr Williams recom mends that it will be to the interest of the Council to obtain, as soon as possible, a provisional order. At the last meeting this repcrt was presented and discussed and the advice of the enterprising and energetic Surveyor was adopted."





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