TALYLLYN RAILWAY FROM TOWYN TO ABERGYNOLWYN (NARROW GAUGE-2FT 3IN). THE Terminus of the Railway, AB^RGYNOLWYN, forms a convenient starring point for the ascent of OADER I ORIS and is only miles from T ^nyc rnel Hotel, TALYLLYN LAKE, thus bringing the visitor a mile nearer than a y other route. Other objects of interest in the immediate neighbourhood-The Bryneglwys Slat- Quarries, the village of L'antihangel-y-Pen ant, mosr picturesque in its antiquity, with the celebrated BlKD ROCK and the ancient CASTELL-Y-BERE (Bere Castle) close by. Fishing in Dolgoeh Stream Mid (by ticke?) in the river between Talyllyn & Abergynolwyn. PENYBONT IIOTEL, TALYLLYN. POSTAL ADDRESS—CORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS—ABERGYNOLWYN. This Hotel, which is situate at the west end of the far-famed Lake, Tourists, Visitors, and Cyclists will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges. Guides for Cader ldrio. Posting. L'ikt and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hottl. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. CORRIS RAILWAY. CHARMING RIVER, LAKE, AND MOUNTAIN SCENERY. RAIL AND COACH TRIPS BY THE POPULAR ROUTE TO CADER IDRIS & TALYLLYN LAKE. CONVEYANCES TWICE DAILY BETWEEN CORRIS AND TALYLLYN LAKE. GOOD FISHING CENTRE. SALMON, SEWIN, TROUT. CHEAP THROUGH TICKETS FROM PRINCIPAL CAMBRIAN STATIONS. Full Particulars, Fares, ptc., from Messrs WHEATLEY & SONS and Mr H. H. DAVIES, Photo- grapher, ABERYSTWYTH aud MR JOHN EVANS, Statiomr. Mr D E James. C ■ mist. St. Ann's Buildings, and Mrs ARNFIELD, Music Warehousp, BARMOUTH, and inir C. H. YOUNG, Photo- grapher, TOWYN, ABERDOVEY. aud DOLGELLEY. BORTH, NEAR ABERYSTWYTH, THE n A M"R"RT A IV TTOTW, faCiDg Sea; f0Ur miles bard SaDdy Beach* Late Dinner French Chef. 11U1IJU, Inclusive Boarding Terms, from 6s. 6d. a day. 104bl HOHENBUKG, Proprietor.
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JbLANBADAKN FAWR. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, JUNE 29^h.— Before J. G. W. Bonsill, in the chair Captain Hughes Bonsall. Captain Nicholas Br,y, -,Dr Morgan, B. E.lis Morgan and David Thomas, Esqi's. Charge of Assault.—Mi W. R. Jones, on behalf, of Mr W. P. OnJ. solicitor, Aberystwyth, applied for the withdrawal of the case in which James Michael, Roy-l Oik, Goginan, was charged hy Margaret Jones, miner's wife, witi' assault. He stated that the cise would lie tak ii to the County Court question of t tie being involved. The Bench consented to withdrawal on payment rf costs. j Drunk and Disorderly.— David Evans, Pontrhyd- ybeddau, blacksmith, was charged by S ip rintend- ant Phillips with having be, n drunk and disofíl rly at Goginan an May 27th.—P.O. Evan Po« 111 said defendant was turned out of the Mine 's Arms about half .past nine in he coning. Defendant was very drunk. Half-an-iii)ur later he can. d another disturbance in the village by used abomin- able language.—ndant did not tppeir.-It as stated that he hao been previously convicted in April, and he was fined £ 2 and coats. Drunhninen*. — Mattnvw, Penllv.yn, weaver, was charged y Superintendent Philbps with having been drunk b'enlhwn on June 12th. -Defeilclatit appeared 1 Emitted th" off,tic, P.C. Evan Po* ell said !'c found defendant lyi'1g on the ronrl.-A fine (If 5s :1.1 costs wa; imprs d. Furiom Driving.—Lewis Thomas Davies, Poplar- row, Aberystwyth, bottler, was charged with hav- ing furiously driven a carriage d• awn by one h rs, at Llanbadarn.—P.C. Thomas Davies said about a quarter to ten on Sunday evenins*, June 11 h, he saw defenrIaut driving a pony attached to a tuip from the dir< ction of Pwlliiobi at a fast pa.ce. When he calle(I upon him to drive slowly he took no notice, and after coining on to level road he 1, 1",r drove the pony still faster. Ia g. ing ivund^ the corner of the Churchyard he thought he heard the pony galloping. It was dark and he could not see distinctly.—Defen lar.t s i n he did not drive the hors" at i fast pace he did not have a whip —Evan Griffiths, Llanbadarn, corro- borated the officer and sa d defendant was gallop- ing the horse round the corner of the Churchyard. —Defendant said he hired the pony and trap from Mr David Phillips, Aberystwyth H> drove to Goginan and it took him two hours and-a-half tc drive from Goginan. He had three persons in the trap and none of-them had been drinking. He was not driving fast.-Defendant was fined f2 and costs. Charge of Stealing Case Dismi.(l. -Evan Davies, Tymelin, Cwrnrheidol, miner, was charged by Superintendent Phillips with having stolen a wooden plank of the value of 2s 21 from Caegynon Mine, Cwrnrheidol, property of the Caegynon Mining ConipaDy, Oil May 20th.—Mr A. J. Hughes, solicitar, appeared for defendant.—John Jones, I Caegynon Farm, farmer, said he was caretaker of the mine and he had an inventory of all the articles and machinery in the mine. He missed a wooden plank from the mine on May" 20th. Later on he found that the plank had been utilised in making a door to a shed belonging to dsfeiidant. The door was produced and witness identified the timber by nail ma ks and knots.—In cross-examiua- tion, defendant said he had not told the police before they took p issession of the door of the marks on tne plank. It was after the police had taken the plauk he identified the timber by the marks. He knew the marks of every iirt;cle in the mine.—Mr Hughes (perusing the inventory which defendant had produced) said There are landers outside. What are the marks on them ? — Witness I cannob Say now.—In continued cross-examination, he said the plank had been lying attached to pieces of wood on the ground fdf fifteen months. Trains ran over it aud there was water underneath.—Mr Hughes produced the plank aud askea whether there were marks ou the timber indicating that it had been on the ground for fifteen months. It was quite rough and there were no in- dications that persons had been walking over it for a few days let aloof: fifteen months.—Witness But the plank was not used f r weeks at a time.— Replying to the Bench, defendant said he had lost things from the mine before. —In further reply to Mr Hughes, witness said as far as he knew dfenel, ant was ot good character, he had heard nothing against him. He ne., er exatiiine(i the door before going to the police. ImmediaUly he saw the door he cam to the conclusion that it was made of the stolen timber. He would have to suffer the loss if the person who had taken the timber was not discovered.—P.C. Thomas Davies said iu company of P.C. Evan Powell he went to the ni ne. They measured tne place where the missing plank had lain. They found it to bi 13 feet long and 9 inches wide. | They next proceeded to Tymelin and searched the premises and ultimately found the door attached to I a shed. Witness produced the pieces of wood on which the plank rested upon in the mine. He said the nail marks on the wood corresponded in dis- tance with those on the plank. In cross-examin- ation, witness said he had shown the marks to Jones who had not told witness of marks on the plank.—Mr Hughes said this was more of a Sherlock Holmes's case than anything else. -There was really no evidence. Defendant had bought a lot of timber Rome yeara ago. It was therefore nothing strange to have nail marks on timber bought second hand, as the defendant had done. He pointed out that the timber consisting the door wore a fresh appearance compared with the pieces of wood on which the missing plank rested. The pieces of wood were worn out and soiled.—Defendant then gave evidence as to having bought a lot of timber second hand four years ago from Mr Evan Williams. The timber consisting the door was a portion of that bought from Mr Evan Williams. Mr Williams purchased the timber from Gwaithcoch Mine. He had planks bimilar to the one comprising the door at home at the present time.—Supt. Phillips Why did you not produce such planks ?-Defen. dant I did not think it necessary.—David Powell, Ffrwd-dclu, farmer, said he built the shed to which the door was attached for defendant. The timber comprising the shed was bought from Mr Evan Williams who had purchased it from Gwaithcoch. The timber in the door (produced) was similar to the timber comprising the shed. —The Bench at this stage deliberated and then said they had had enough evidence.—Mr Hughes said the casa was one full of suspicion. The charge was based on certain nail marks. He asked them not only to dismiss the case, but to say there was not a stain on defendant's character.—The Bench deliberated for about a minute and dismissed the case, the Chairman saying that the defendant left the Court without a stain on his character.
In the Queen's Bench on Friday Mr Meyer, cigar merchant, Trinity-lane, London, was awarded f250 damages a-id costs against Prince and Princess Alexis Dolgeronki for personal injuries sustained through being knocked down by defendants' carri- age horses whilst he was riding a bicycle. Mr Meyer's leg was fractured. Mr G orge Whiteley, one of the Unionist M.P.'s for Stockport, has intimated to the local association that so great is his objection to the Clerical Tithes Bill and to the whole policy of the Govern- ment in giving special relief to agricultural and clerical ratepayers from the public purse to the exclusion of all others, he will resign his seat upon the Tithes Bill becoming law.
CONPJiRBIvOK OF TEACHERS AT CARNARVON. MR TOM JOHN ON WELSH EDUCA- TIONAL DEFECTS. On Saturday afternoon, at the Board Schools, Carnarvon, Dr H. Jon s Roberts presided over a conference of teachers and school managers. Among oihers present was Mr Tom John, the Welsh representative on the Executive Committee of the National Union of Teachers The CIIAIRIIA", in the course of his opening ad drees, said that it should be their aim to well equip and properly staff the elementary schools. He con- sidered an understaffed school to be the lowest form of false economy, and it was the duty of the State to make elementary schools efficient without ham- p-riug the managers and teachers. (Hear, hear.) He also advocated an improvement in the treatment of teachers and the raising of their status. (Ap- plause.) Mr JOHN, who was received with cheers, said that no one would deny the importance of education as the best means of budding up a nation. Eveii in Walea the wisdom of the fathers had sent down two proverbs, if not more, iu appreciation of that faith. These were Gwell dysg na golud "and Goreu arf, arf dysg." VValea was not in the pre-eminent position it ought to occupy and his desire was to drive home this fact. Scotland was continually held up to them as an example. Scotsmen to-day, occupied prominent positions in the various depart. iiit-iits of life. Was it because Scotsmen were en dowed with stronger and brighter intellects than Welshmen ? This he would not allow and es- pecially when he remembered that the idol of Scotch philosophers was Professor Henry Jones, a Welshman. (Hear, hear.) It was opportunity which made nations, and the Scotsman had put his opportunity to the best possible advantage in the matter of education. Welshmen were singularly pre-eminent for singing and this was because the life of the nation had been full of stimulating oppor- tunities. Wales had at present a complete system of education, but they must see that every grade was made an opportunity for the youth of Wales in every particular. As one of the members of the Welsh Central Board and the Welsh University Council, he was deeply impressed with the enthusiasm in Wales for intermediate and higher education, but all this was built on an uncertain foundation if they neglected their primary schools. (Hear, hear.) He found that in Carnarvonshire there were eight [county schools which were well staffed, having seven head masters, one head mistress, sixteen as- sistant inastersand fourteen assistant mistresses. This was a proportion of one teacher to every six- teen pupils. The elementary schools were not so well staffed, and he wanted greater'approximation. For instance, in the boys' departments of the Carnarvon Board schools, there were 350 on the books and the staff consisted of three certificated teachers, two ex-pupil teachers, and four pupil teachers. Taking Carnarvonshire altogether, he ascertained that there were 2LS44 co the books, the average attendance being 16,64S and the percentage, 76"21. In the matter of percentage the county stood second for the whole of Wales, and, by the way, there were only two counties in England as low a;, the highest counties in Walep. Then as to the staff for the county, there were 204 certificated teachers, ninety seven assistant teacher", 181 pupil teachers, and eighty-three additional teachers. Counting only trained teachers, this gave one for every 107 scholars, and, inc-ludiug assistant teachers, one for seventy-two, and further including apprentices, one for thirty-eight. He ventured to say't hat it wasnotf ur touse pupil teachers as a staple includingapprentiees one for thirty-eight. He ventured to ask whether the county ot Carnarvon was doing its best for the child by providing only one trained teacher for I every 107 scholars in the elementary schools, while in the county schools there was a teacher for every sixteen. In Merionethshire, which he would com- pare with Carnarvonshire, there were 9.63S on the books, the average attendance being 7,337. and the percentage 76'12. The staff was made up as follows :—127 certificated teachers, fifty-eight assistant teachers, eighty-iwo pupil teachers, and twenty-five additional teachers. Therefore in Merionethshire there was one certifijated teacher for every seventy-six children, and including as- sistant teachers, one for fifty-two, and further in- cluding apprentices, one for thirty-three. Car- narvonshire, he contended, ought to put their staff right. Taking the question of finance, which un- fortunately was a great force in the matter of edu- cation, he said that in Carnarvonshire the local contribution towards voluntary schools was 8s 2d. and for board schools, 16s. 6d., whereas in Merion- ethshire the contributions towards voluntary schools amounted to 16s lOd. and towards board schools Cl Ss. The average grant earned in Wales was 19* 10d per head. Carnarvonshire only earned 19s 6d., whilst the adjoining county of Merioneth gained £ 1 Os lid. Then the average expenditure throughout the Principality was £2 3s, Id., as com- pared with f2 17s. lOd. in ML ionethshire and f2 4s. 6d. in Carnarvon. The total grant earned in Carnarvon was only 916.231, whereas if the at- tendance of Carnarvon equalled the average at- tendance of England their total grant would be 917,36S. If they had in addition to that earned the same grant as Merioneth, they would have re- cieved from the Treasury £ 1S,630—a gain in grants of 1:2 393 per annum. He deeply deplored the financial loss sustained by Wales in consequence of the poor attendance. This loss, when compared with the attendance in English schools, amounted to £ 15,255 per annum. They had been told over and over again that Wales made a bad third in the matter of stiff and attendance. Education was like the soil the moie they gave to it the more it would return. It was true that in the matter of attendance Carnarvon, with its seventy-six per cent, was second in Wales, but it was below the lowest county in England. The Welsh inspectors had laid stress upon this in their reports, Mr Legard said that practically a quarter of the children on the books were absent each time the school was opened. Mr Bancroft complained that he found the greatest unwillingness to energetically enforce regularity of attendance by prosecutions. Mr Alexander said that magistrates were too reluctant to convict; and Mr Darlington stated that the re- sponsibility appeared to be equally divided between the school attendance authorities and the magis- trates, In fact, it was generally agreed that there was too much apathy and laxity in the carry- out of the compulsory clauses of the Education Act. It was with dificulty they managed to secure a line of 5s. in Wales, whereas in Scotland a man seldom got off under 20s. and costs, and in Germany, parents were imprisoned if children were absent for a day or two without valid cause. In Fiance pun- ishment invariably followed cases where the ab- sences exceeded four per month, and in Paris when a pupil missed a single attendance a letter demand- ing an explanation was sent to the parent and penalties had recently been made much more severe in Switzerland. Mr John then proceeded to deal with the employment of children during school hours and said that the public conscience must be roused, so as to make the system impossible., A discussion followed in the course of which the Rev Father JONES, Carnarvon, deplored the apathy of the parents of the town, and said that one morn- ing he counted as many as 11S children playing j about the streets during school hours. (Shame.) Mr D. P. WILLIAMS (chairman of the Carnarvon County Governing Body) defended the magistracy, j and said that the real fault why more convictions were not attained lay with the attendance com- mittees who sent their officers to court with very little knowledge of the cases. It was quite im- possible for magistrates to convict unless the cases were properly proved. The staffing of the ele- mentary schools, he believed, would improve as the intermediate schools grew in influence Mr John Evans, manual instructor to the Car- narvon County Council, pointed out that the system of Welsh education was very imperfect. The chain contained many weak links, and he felt bound to sAy that greater attention should be paid to manual training, which after all was the education most needed by the masses. (Hear, hear.) Votes of thanks were passed to Mr John and the Chairman and the meeting terminated.
ifvom the Papers. j The Liberals have retained the representation of East Edinburgh by a greatly increased majority. The result of Friday's peilling is as follows:— M'Crae, 4,890; lounger, 2,961 Liberal majority, 1,929. The Iongton (Staffordshire) Town Council on Friday put upon the rates a debitof about gi,ooo, still outstanding in connection with the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales, in January, 1897. Several attempts to wipe off the amount without having recourse to the rates had failed. The question of Sunday steamer traffic at Tenby was discussed at some length at a meeting of the landing stage committee last week, the Mayor presiding, when it vrap decided by eight votes to five not to allow s-tearners to land passengers at the Royal Victoria Pier on Sundays. The Prince of Wales on Saturday laid the found- ation stone of the new building for the Post Office Savings Bank at West Kensington. His Royal Highness, accompanied by the Princess, drove there in semi-state, and an address was presented to hiii by the Postmaster General, giving a brief account of the Savings Bank and its work. In re- ply, the Prince said her Majesty desired him to ex- press the great interest she had always taken in the i'ost Office Savings Bank and the satisfaction with which she had watched the business it trans- I acted attain its present proportions. I I I