ABERYSTWYTH. ] INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MANAGERS, FRI- DAY, Mr George Davis, chairman, presiding Mrs Jessy Williams, "Mrs James (Dolybont), the Rev T. Levi, Messrs C. M. Williams, Richard Richards, R. J. Jones, J. P. Thomas, and Professor Genese and Mr John Evans, clerk. THE REPORTERS. Professor Genese expressed surprise that the reporters should have published some remarks in regard to the health of an applicant for the post of science teacher made at the last meeting.—Mr C. M. Williams said the reporters ooly did their duty. It was for them to report what took place unless requested not to do so.— Mrs James said the reporters did not always report everything and they sometimes reported what was unfavourable to the school.—The Chairman said he had always found the reporters very willing to leave out anything which the Managers did not desire to be made public. TRAV £ LLING TEACHERS. The Clerk of the County Governing B.!1y (Mr H C. Fryer) wrote stating that that body w. re pro- posing to appoint a teachtr of cookery and laundry work for the three county schools of Ab-rystwyth, Aberayron, and Tregaron at a salary or fO (inclu- sive of travelling expenses) of which th-y would pay half provided the Technical Iustructi: n Coin- mittee of the County Council and the managers < f the schools mentioned would between them pay the remaining half. It was hoped that the Technical Instruction Committee would agree to pay one quarter of the whole salary, leaving the other quarter, £20, to be paid by the thcee schools pro- portionately to their accommtditon for girl pupils. The proportion of the salary payable by the Aberystwyth Managers would be £11 2s 2d and would the Managers state as soon as they conveniently could whether t' e suggestion was acceptable and whether they would cor sent to pay this yearly sum. He believed that they al- ready had good provision for cookery a id laundry work in the way of buildings, but that as yet they had made no provision for teaching.—Ti e matter was referred to the Finacce Committee with power to consent to the arrangements, the meeting of the County Governing Body being held before the Managers would again meet. CARETAKING. The Chairman brought forward the recommenda- tions of the Finance Committee. The Committee recommended that the present arrangements for cleaning the school should terminate and that a person should be engaged to be always at the school.—The recommendation was adopted on the proposition of M r Richard Richards.—Mrs Williams proposed that the Managers should send to the Society which had been established for the purpose of finding employment for pensioners to recommend a suitable person.—Mr R. J. Jones asktd whether a. man from the town could not be found to do the work ?—The Chairman said it would be difficult to get a man to give his whole time to the work for say fifteen shillings who was not in receipt of an income from somewhere else.—Mr R. J. Joues said there were pensioners ia the town. — Prof. Genese took it that they would be eligible and Mrs Williams replied in the affirmative. — Mr J. P. Thomas seconded the proposition which was then agreed to. OPENING OF THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS. A letter was read from Lord Rendel thanking the Managers for changing the date of the opening of the new building so as to enable him to be present.—It was decided that the opening ceremony should take place on October 26th. SCHOOL HOURS. Mrs James, in accordance with notice of motion, proposed that a deputation from the Managers should wait upon the Cambrian Railway authorities to endeavour to have the train now arriving at 9-45 in the morning to come in before half-pas: nine that the school should commence at half-pist nine instead of nine as at present, and that instead of there being half holidays on Wednesdays and Saturdays that there should be a whole day off on Saturday. If these were carried out it would be a great convenience to country pupils.—Mr J. P. Thomas thought it w?s a very good suggestion.— Mr C. M. Williams proposed that the suggestion should be referred to the staff for consideration be- fore being adopted. He thought it would be better to have a written report by the Headmaster. so that it could not be said again that they came to a decision hurriedly. — Mrs James said the matter had been mentioned at the last meeting and the Headmaster had had ample time to consider the matter.—The Headmaster said they had considered it and as far as trIP staff was cou cerned they were quite in favour of the changs.— Mr Williams said lHJ would prefer that it should be considered by all the teachers and that a written report should be presented.— Professor Genese: We have the two heads here and they say they have considered it.—Mr Williams We have oniy one head here, so you are clean out of it—Mrs Jessy Williams took it that the staff had fully con- sidered the matter since the last meeting.—The Headmaster stating again that the staff' had con- sidered the question and favoured the change, the propositiun wa agreed to.-It wa* decided that the whole Bnnl should form the deputation to Mr uenniss. SCHOLARSHIPS. The Headmaster recommended that the scholar- ships of the following pupils should be renewed :— Ebenezer R. Thomas, Hubert E. Jones, Rachel Thomas, Fred R. Jones, Jacob Meurig Jones, Arthur D<ughton U'illiair.s, Sarah Helena Evans, Victoria Bonner, Margaret Keane, Mary Evans, Elizabeth Edwards, and Dd. Jones.—Mr J. P. Thomas asked whether preference was given to poor pupils in awarding these scholarships and the Head- master replied that they .vere given solely on merit. —The list was passe 1 on the proposition of Mr R. J. Jones. APPOINTMENTS. The Managers resolved into committee, on the proposition of Mr C. M. Williams, to con-ider the appointment of science master at a salary cf fel20 and that of assistant mistress, salary Two candidates for the former post iwere interviewad, viz., Mr J. H. Howell, B.A., B.Sc. (London), and Mr H. B. Mill, A.R.C.Sc., science master at the Victoria Institute, Worcester. Ultimately, Mr Howell was appointed. Eighty candidates had been received for the post of assistant mistress of which the following had been recommended at the la=t meeting by the FinaLce Committee for final selection—Miss Katherine M. Green, L. L. A. (St. Andrews), Miss Edith M. Theobald, B.A. (London), Miss S. M. Morgan (Cambridge higher), Miss S. E. Thomas, Aberystwyth (London matric., first division), and Miss A. Torode (Cambridge higher). Miss Green, Miss S. M. Morgan, and Misa S. E. Thomas were inter- viewed by the Managers and eventually Miss Thomas was appointed.—Mr Howell took his B.Sc. degree with first-class honours in physics. He was for four years and a half science master in the civil service department of Kings College. London, since when he has been doing research work at the Victoria Institute, Zurich. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JCLY 26TH. Before D. C. Roberts, J. Morgan, aDd T. Griffiths, Esqrs. No L icence.—William Davies, carriage driver, of 26, Mill-street, Aberystwyth, was summoned by David Morgan, inspector of hackney carriages, for permitting a carriage to ply on hire without a licence on July 21st.—Inspector Morgan stated that on Wednesday last he saw defendant driving a four-horse charabanc on North-parade. He had warned defendant before without avail. lie did not ask defendant for a licence because he knew he had^not gotooe. He had promised several times to take out a licence. — Defendant said he had not been seen driving a charabaoc before, but admitted that he ba.d been seen driving carriages. He thought he could drive if the carriage was private. De- fendant said he had told Inspector Morgan that he was going to take a licence out on Saturday and would have done so nad he not met with an ac- cident and had offered to pay for a license on. Saturday.—Defendant was fined 5s. with costs. Annual Licenses.—Game licenses were granted to Mr Richard Saycell, Great ParKgate-street, Mr E. P. Taylor, Terrace-road, and Mr Randolph Fear, Terrace-road. TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. HARBOUR COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this Com- mittee was held on Monday evening, when there were present Councillor R. Doughton, chairman, presiding Aldermen David Roberts and T. Doughton, and Councillors D. C. Roberts (mayor), E. H. James, and Isaac Hopkins, Messrs A. J. Hughes, town clerk H. L. Evans, borough accountant and Rees Jones, surveyor. The application of Mr George Davis for permission to erect a galvanized iron shed on the Rofawr was considered.—Captain Doughton said it was neces- sary to keep an empty space at the end of the present warehouses where vessels could discharge in case of emergency. A vessel might put in during a storm and want to unload, and that space had also been used before.—Mr E. H. James said if the application was not granted, the Council would lose some revenue and Mr D. C. Roberts said there was a great demand for storage at the Harbour and he thought the application should be seriously con- sidered.—Captain Doughton suggested another site for the shed and it was agreed to visit the spot in company with Mr Davis. PCBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.—A meet'ng or this Committee was held on Monday evening, when there were present Alderman Peter Jones, chair- man, presiding; Alderman T. Doughton, Councillors D C Roberts (mayor), R. Peake, John Jenkins, Isaac Hopkins, and E. H. James; Messrs A. J. Hughes, town clerk H. L. Evans, borough accountant and Rees Jones borough surveyor. Plans of the workmen s dwellings were presented by the Surveyorand being finally approved, were oraered to be sent up to the Local Government Board. Capta n Doughton said he had been spoKen to by a farmer as to the state of the road leading from penparke to Felinymor.—It was stated that there was no traffic on the road. FINANCE COMMITTEE—A meeting of this Com- mittee was held on Tuesday evening when there were present Mr C. M. Wi.Iiams, chairmau, pre- siding Alderman Peter Jones, Councillors D. C. Roberts, (mayor) and John Jenkins, Messrs H. L. Evans, accountant, and Rees Jones, borough surveyor. Bills and labour sheets for the month were passed.—The chairman asked whether any- thing had been beard recently from the athletic clubs in regard to the recreation ground. He supposed the field previously held by Mr Pope's school was still on their hands.—The Accountant said the field had been let to Mr, Rowlands the butcher, on condition that he would give it up if it were wanted as a recreat on ground.—An ap- plication by the Town Crier for new uniform and a waterproof coat was granted.—The Chairman said the next subjtct on the agenda was tie revision of the scale ot charges for renewal cf leases. He took it that the matter would be considpred in private as had been done before.—Ths other mem- bers agreed and the reporters left. IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS. On Monday afternoon Mr J. E. James, auctioneer, conducted a sale of freehold farms at the Lion Hotel. The farms were mostly upland and were portions of the Mabws estate. There was a large attendance and with one or two exceptions all lots were disposed of. A good number of the farms were bought hy the tenants, who were afforded exceptional opportunities to secure them. The solicitors for the venders were Messrs Roberts Evans. The first farm put up for sale was Bryneiddwen, 23a. Or. 3Sp.. now in the occupation of Mr Dd. Evans, being withdrawn at £140. For Tynewy Id, 24a. Or. Sp., the bidding commenced at £100 and n se rapidly to £2S0, at which ic was knocked down to the tenant, Mr Evan Phillips. Pistillgwyn, 10a. 2r. Sp., the adjoining farm, next offered was again sold to the tenant, Miss Saran Evans, for The next farm put up. Rhydyfudr, fetched a starting bid of £600. It was declared an open sale at £1,000 and wai sold to the tenant, Mr Jenkin Evans, for £.1,100 Cefngronllwyn, in the occupation of Mr William Edwards, was sold to Mr Daniel Edwards, Gwarolchfa, for JE150, and Tanlluast, 51a. 1. :3Ip. (tenmt, Mr Dd. Williams), was sold after very spirited bidding to Mr S. T. Jenkins of London for £700. The next lot offered for sale consisted of the farm of Lluestnewydd, con- taining 58a. 1. 35p. Bidding commenced at £500 the sale was declared open ar £800, at which sum it was knocked down to Mr Jones. Ynysfach. Mr Wm. Lloyd, Talwrngoch, bought Talwruhogfaen, which was next put up, for JE450. Caregyddol, a farm of 15a. 2r. 23p. was withdrawn at £125, as wat also Rhosf..ch, 49i. Or. 30p. at £250. The pur- chaser of Gwar rchfa, 39a. 2r. 27p., was the tenant, Mr William Edwards, at £350. Rhcsyrolchfa, measuring 2Sa. 2r. 22p., was withdrawn, the bidding only reaching £250. Bidding was again very slow for Hafodronw, a farm of 25a. lr. 29p. and it was also withdrawn. A part of the latter, measuring 15a. Or. 7p, was then put up and disposed of for £95 to Mr Lewis Davies, Tynfynydd. For Talwrncoch, hav- ing an acreage of 80a Or 20p, bidding started at £500 and rose rapidly to £700 when it was knocked down to the tenant, Mr John Lloyd. The tenant, Mr John Evans, was also the purchaser of the next farm, Lluesthen, 36a 2r 6p, for JE450. The next farm, Bryngwyn, 31a 2r ISp, was withdrawn at £525, the Auctioneer stating that the reserve price was very nearly reached. The farms previously withdrawn were then put up. Hafodronw was sold for £400 to Daniel Jones, Hafodlas, and Carregy dd u was purchased by Mr Evan Phillips for £150. The same afternoon Mr J. E. James offered for sale some freehold houses and gardens in the village of Llanon, which were disposed of as follows — Cledan House. £110, Mr Daniel Davies, 2, Bridge- street, Llanon Good Hope (including shop and warehouse), withdrawn at £260.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE. MIXING.—A correspondent to the Liverpool papers says :— To record the success of Liver- pudlians is always gratifying, and it was therefore with feelings of pride that I heard, during a short gipsy tour in North Wales, of the discovery of a very rich lode of Potter's lèad at Coed Maur Pool Mine, near Bettws-y-coed. Through the courtesy of Captain Spargo, the well-known mining expert of the city, and who is the consulting engineer to Mr Murray, of King-stree:, the owner of the pro- perty, our pirty was conducted through the mine and shown the samples of ore just brought to the sarface. The miners in the district are unanimous in the opinion that the lode is the richest ever dis- covered in Wales." Mr Murray is the owner of the West Frongoch Mine, Devil's Bridge. GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—The Vale of Yst- wyth Branch of the Friendly Society held its annual festival at Devil's Bridge on July 14th. The following members of the clergy, who took much intenst io the work, were present :—The Kevs N. Jonts, E. Jones, J. W. Williams, R. Lewis, D. Jeukin°, .T. E Lloyd, J. Evans, and — Davies. The service was conducted at St Iago Church by the Rev N. Jones, Eghvys Newydd, after which an addre-s was given by the Rev E. Church by the Rev N. Jones, Eglwys Newydd, after which an addre-s was given by the Rev E. Jones, St Iago Church. The offertory amounted to £1 4s 61 and it be sent as usual to the lioc-san sick fund of the Society. The Falls were visited during the day, and at four o'clock Mrs Richards, hon. secretary of the Branch, entertained the members, numbeting eighty-one, loa substantial meat tea. Seven mem- bers and six candidates were unavoidably absent. After t a Mrs Waddingham, Hafod, one of the presidents, expressed regret at the enforced ab- sence of the Countess of Lisburne, her fell w president. Six members were presented wit i seven years' faithful membership cards and one rrember with a seven years' faithful service Card. Seventeen members received bonuses on savings, and four, premiums for service. Several members of the clergy spoke of the continued prosperity of the Brauch and attributed it to the-energy of the officials, particularly the hon. Secretary. The festival ended about six.
LLANDDEWI ABEKARTH. MARRIAGE.—A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Bethel C.M. Chapel, Aberarth, on Wednesday. The con- tracting parties were Mr E. T. l)avies, builder, Troedy- rhiw, Glam., and Miss Mary Pugh, second daughter of Mr-Rowland Pugh, the Factory, Aberarth. The wedding party were Mr and Mrs Daniel Davies, Mr G. Lewis (Llanrhystyd), Mr R. Pugh, Mr H. Pugh, Miss Pugh, Mr D. Pugh, Miss 31. Evans, Miss M. Thomas. Mr Willie Phillips, Rev J. H. Price (Troedyrhiw), Mr Walter (Troed- yrhiw), Mr and Mrs Robert Jones, Miss Rachel Davies (Oxford-street), Alderman J. 31. Howell, Mr and Mrs i-i. E. Davies, and 3Ir D. P. Jones. The marriage knot wa3 tied by the Rev J. H. Price, Congregational minister. Troedyrhiw, in the presence of Mr John M. Howell, registrar. The following is a list of presents Mr Evan Jones, 45, New Cut, Lam beth, London, tea service and cake dish Mrs. A. Davies, Clifton. Aberarth. bedroom ware; Mrs Thomas Jones. Alumina House, Llanon, coun. terpane; Mrs Hannah Davies, 5, Oxford-street, Aber- ayron, counterpane Mr Robert Jones, Frondeg, Llan. rhystyd, silver-mounted cruet stand: Mrs R. Jones. Fron. deg, Llanrhystyd, table cover Mrs Mary Lewis, Union- court, Aberarth, eggcups and teapot: a friend, ham and egg dish; Mrs Captain Jones. Ddol, Aberarth, toilet covers Miss L. Jones, Ddol, Aberarth, toilet bags Mrs Jones, Laura-place, Aberarth, wine decanters Miss Morris, Penybont, Llanon, butter cooler, sugar basin, and cream jug; Miss Anne Evans, Dewi Villa. Aberarth, table cover Master Thomas Pugh, Paris House, Aber- ayron, tapestry table cover Miss Mary Thomas, Pendre, Aberarth, tapestry table cover Miss Catherine Jane Pugh, Roxhill, Aberarth, table cover; Miss Davies, Wernmeirch, Aberartk pair of vases Miss M. A. Davies, pair ot ornaments; Miss R. Davies, 5. Oxford-street, Aberayron, water jugs and cigar case Miss Anne Davies, 5. Oxford-street, Aberayron. cheese stand Miss Jennie Jones. Ddol, Aberarth, pair of vases; Mrs A. Jones, Water-street, Aberarth. pair of orna- ments Mrs Loyn, Aberayron. pair of ornaments Mrs James Evans, Quay-parade, Aberayron, flower vase MissM. A. Davies, Quay-parade, Aberayron, pair of orna- ments Mrs Morgans, 3, Tabernacle-street, Aberayron, half-dozen cups and saucers Miss S. A. Williams, Com- mercial, Aherarth, cheese stand; Miss M. Davies, Xeuadd, Aberarth, set of jugs Miss Catherine Pugh. Workhouse, A berayron, cheese stand; Miss Marrie M. Jenkins, Maurice House, Aberarth, silver butter knife, jam spoon, and preserve fork; Miss J. M. Davies, Tower, Aberarth, silver-mounted jelly dish with spoon; Mrs Captain Evans. Terrace, Aberarth, water jug; Misses Myfanwy and Cordelia Davies, Clifton, Aberarth, cake stand Miss M. A. Morgan, Bryncrug, Towyn, Merioneth, silver tongs and pair of linen toilets Mrs Jane Morgans, Union-street, Aberarth, fancy bottle of eau-de-Cologne 3Irs John S. Jone3, Picton-terrace, Aberarth, butter dish, cream jug, and sugar basin; Mr Thomas Thomas, Pen. dre, Aberarth, pair uf slippers and bottle of lavender Mr J. I. Hoell. Aberayron, silver-mounted sugar basin Miss Davies, TvIYn. pair of sheets Mrs Daniel Davies, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr, Morocco satchel; Mr J. W. Phillips, Lanlas, cheque Mr Lewis Jenkins, North- road. Aberayron, money Mrs Lewis, Penrhiw, Aberarth, money Mr and Mrs R. Pugh (father and mother of the bride), cheque Miss Pugh (sister of the bride), cheque Master Hugh Pugh (brother of the bride), home-made stair carpet.
At Bath County Court on Thursday an action concerning the right to keep bees in a congested district was heard. A Miss Kerley sued her next door neighbour for £50 damages, caused by her defendant's bees. She was badly stung twice and the bees frequented her garden to such an eiftent that she had to let it go practically out of cultiva- tion. The jury awarded her £10 and the Judge granted an injunction with costs on the higher scale.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending July 23rd, 1S99: Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, &c., £4.393; merchandise, minerals, and live stock. £2,432; total for the week, £6,825 aggregate from commencement of half-year, £19,110, Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last yearj Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, &c., £,1,598; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £2.127 total for the week. £7,025; aggre- gate from. commencement of half year, £19,190. Increase for the week Passengers, parcels, &c., merchandise, minerals, and live stock, f5 total for the week, aggregate from com mencement of half-year, Decrease for the week Passengers, parcels, &c., £205; mer- chandise, minerals, and live stock, total for the week, f200 aggregate from commencement of half-year, Aggregate increase Passenger^ parcels, &c., £ merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ total for the week, j aggregate from commencement of half-year, Aggre- gate decrease:^ Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 7; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 73 total for week, aggregate from commencement of haJf-vc^r, £80.
baumouth. EXCURSION.—An excursion of about 1,000 per- sons will arrive in the town from the district of Llanberis on Saturday. ST.'JOHN AMBULANCE CLASS.—A concert in aid of the funds of this class will be held next Wednes; day. Amongst those who will take part are the Royal Magnets. FARMING.—The freehold farm of Ynys, Dyffryn, consisting of 230 acres, has been sold by Dr Williams of Liverpool to Mr Davits, Betich-road, for £6,100. Mr Davies, it is understood, intends converting it into a fruit, flower, vegetable, and poultry farm. AUDIT —The annual audit of the accounts of the Urban District Council took place at the Council offices on Tuesday, the inspection being made by Mr J. Pugh Jones, assistant district auditor. No persons attended to question the Auditor on the j accounts. THE LATE MR ABRAHAM'S ESTATES.—It is under- stood that the Northfield estate, Birmingham, pro- perty of the late Mr W. Abraham, has been sold to the Cadbury Cocoa Company. The Barmouth estate will be offertol for sale at the end of the month. PREACHING ON THE BEACH.—Last Sunday a gentleman commenced preaching on the foreshore. Before long another gentleman appeared on the scene and questioned the right of the preacher to hold a service on the beach. Matters became exciting, but ultimately the preacher consented to wi'hdraw. LAST SUNDAY'S PREACHERS.—Last Sunday the Rev W. Powell, Nt-yland, officiated at the English Congregational Church the Rev E. Albert Evans, Manchester, at the Wesleyan Chapel Father McCoy, S.J., and Father George Cjnning, S.J., at Sr. Tudwall's Catholic Church and the Rev I), Lloyd Jones, M.A., Llandinan, at the Christ Methodist Churcn. LECTURE.—At Christ Church on Wednesday evening, the Rev Thomas Evans, Bournemouth, late of Victoria Park, London, gave a lecture on Peter Mackenzie, the Droll Devout Man of God." The Rev J. Gwynoro Davies presided over a large attendance. The lecture, as might be expected, was of an intensely interesting nature. The pro- ceeds were devoted towards the Church building fund. DRUNKENNESS.—On Friday before W. J. Mcrris and John Evans, Esqrs., Wm. Watson (If Liverpool, who is continually in and out of prison on some charge or other, was charged with having been drunk and acting in an indecent manner in Porking- ton-terrace. The charge was proved by P C. Jones. Defendant was fined 20s and costs or fourteen days' imprisonment. Not being flush of money, he went to eaol. NEW COUNTY SCHOOL.—The ceremony of laying the memorial stones of the new school buildings in course of erection was performed yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. The stones laid by Mrs Charles Williams, Hengwm; Mr Evan Thomas. Birmingham; Mr Solomon Andrews, Cardiff; and Mr William Evans. Birmingham. Amongst those who spoke was Principal Reichel, University Col- lege, Bangor. A full report will appear next week. OBITUARY.—OD Friday the dfath took place of one of the oldest inhabitants in* the person of Mrs Mary Morris, widow of Mr Morris Morris, carrier, Glanllyn-square, at the advanced age of eighty, three. Mrs Moiris, who was born and bred in the town, was one of the oldest and most faithful members of Siloam Congregational Chapel. Her illness was of short duration. The funeral took place on Sunday, the Rev Robert Thomas officiating. was a large attendance. VTSITORS. -Up to the end of last week the number of visitors was disappointing, but this week there has been a great influx of health and holiday seekers. Although the town has excellent boats, competent boatmen, and as safe an estuary as one could wish for boating, very few visitors patronise the boats. The coaches, however, are exceptionally well supported. A correspondent ventures to think that the low charges made by the owners of coaches is the secret of their success. He suggests that the boatmen should also reduce their charges. VISIT OF THE JESUITS.—The first bateh of Jesuit students of Stonyhurst College who visit the town annually, arrived at Barmouth on Friday week. The pirty, numbering seventy, residesat Fronoleu. During the week the students have busily engaged themselves in cyclmg, cricket, tennis, and other healthy games. In all the games they are very proficient and they also excel in boating. They played D'dgelley at Dolgelley in cricket last Wed- nesday and def ated the homesters heaviiy. They also f,lav,.¡j Aberystwyth and Machynlleth later,but the results in these insta ces were not so satisfac- tory ATHLETIC SPORTS.—Uo to the present the an- nual fe-tival hids fair In be an unqualified success. The C mmittee have heen fortunate in securing the services of competeii- and distinguished officers. By the generous pf>rmis«ion of Colonel Mainwaring and Maj r T. A. Edw»rds, vice-presidents of the' sp >rts, the regimental of the First Battalion. R. VV. F, will be in atteud- anc Cheap return day tickets will be issued on the C .">hri»n and (.Treat Western Railways. The pi'Z; ensist of useful and handsome articles. Amnii^ t em are two solid silvpr cups, valued 10, an,1 Entries close on the 29th Jnlv. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL —A meeting of the Council was held or. W. dnesday week when there were present, Mr H. Wynne Williams, chairman Captain Ricnards, Me srs William Owen, John Richard", Owen Roberts, Richard Robert! D. E. ic-, and Owen Jnnes, acting clerk. The general and district rate of 4s 6d in the pound and tre water.rat of 2s in the pound were signed. The question of the boating bylaws was referred to the Town Improvement Committee—The Council on Tuesday night hid under consideration the matter of I he water rents of the Cambrian Riilways Com- pany. APPEALS.—Before Dr H. J. Lloyd on Monday application was made by Mr David Pugh, the pre- sent licensee of the Henblas Inn. for permission to appeal at Quarter Sessions against the decision of the Barmouth Magistrates who last Friday refused the application of Mr Pugh to have the license of Henblas Inn transferred to Mr David Davies, Beach-road. The application was granted, applicant entering into his own recognizances fir £25 and providing two sureties for £25 each. On Tuesday the licensee of the Crown Inn, whose application for a transfer was also refused last Fri- day, made an application for the power to appeal and it was granted. Quarter Sessions will be held at Bala on October 17th. COUNTY SCHOOL TENNIS TOURNAMENT.—This tournament came off on Friday. The girls have taken to tennis with great enthusiasm this session and they showed skill and dexterity in their play. In the second round Miss Maggie Evans beat Miss Winnie Williams, Miss Kate Griffiths beat Miss Jane R. Jones, Miss Myfanwy Rees beat Miss Bessie Griffith, Miss Katie Griffith beat Miss Maggie K. Evans, Miss Annie Jones beat Miss Myfi Owen. In the semi-final Miss Maggie Evans brat Miss Annie Jones and Miss Myfanwy Rees beat Miss Katie Griffiths. In the final Miss Maggie Evans won an even and interesting contest, and Miss Owen, B.A., the senior mistress, pre- sented her with a beautiful racket, this being the prize subscribed for by the school. Mr J. M. E 1 wards, B.A. was the umpire. CYCLING ACCIDENTS.—On Thursday last a cyclist from Shrewsbury on a tour through North Wales met with an accident near Glandwr on his way from Dolgelley to Barmouth. In a narrow portion of the road he attempted to pass a coach, with the result that he rode his machine with terrific force against the wall. He fell headlong, but luckily escaped with slight injuries. As to the machine, it was a machine no longer. It was smashed to bits. —On Saturday as Mr Samuel Davies of Dyffryn was cycling from Dyffryn to Barmouth he lost control of his machine whilst going down the Hen- gwm hill. Just about this time one of the Corsy- gedol Hotel conveyances was making its way up the hill. In attemptiug to avoid a collision Davies lumped off the machine and went flying between the horses' legs far underneath the carriage. Wonderful to relate, he escaped without a scratch and his bicycle, which, when he jumped off, went past the side of the carriage, was also left in a sound condition. It might be said that the driver of the conveyance had the horses well in hand or the results might have been very serious. CONCERT.—A concert was held by the Barmouth Male Voice Party at the Assembly Rooms on Wed- nesday e\ ening week. There was a fair attendance and Mr H. Evans, Penmount, presided. The party, which was under the conductorship of Mr Griffith Griffiths, sang very effectively, and the soloists also acquitted themselves with credit. The programme was as follows ;—Soldiers' chorus, Male Voice Party address by the Chairman song, My Hope ib in the Everlasting," Mr E. M. Evans song, 0 Thou that tellest good Tidings," Mr H. Lewis (encored); song. The Tournament," Mr J. W. Roberts song, When the Heart is Young," Miss L. J. Price; chorus, "Crusaders," Male Voice Party; song, "Lost Chord," Miss Jenny Jones; chorus, On the Ramparts," Male Voice Party quartette, Mr G. Griffiths and party song, Holy City." 1r Griffith Price chorus, "Comrades Song of Hope," Male Voice Party (encored) >ong, Sailing," Mr J M. Evans (encored) song, Tne Sailors' Gravp," Mr E. M. Evans (encored) duett. Misses L. J. Price and Jenny Jones; chorus. Martyrs of the Arena." Male Voice Party finale, ■ God Save the Queen." PERSONAL.—After an absence of over nine years, Mr David Jones, son of the late Mrs Susan Jones, Porkington-terrace. has paid his native town a short visit. Mr Jones, when quite a young man, left Wales for Australia. On arriving there he was taken in as a clerk by his uncle, Mr Rowlands, one of the largest manufacturers of aerated and other waters in the colonies. This is his second visit to Wales sinne he first left Barmouth. Mr Rowlands died some few years ago aad the whole responsi- bility of managing the works, which are at Mel- bourne and Ballarat,wall entrusted to Mr Jones. The multifarious duties devolving upon him told upon his health and he was advised by his medical adviser to take a few months' rest and to go on a sea voyage. Acting on this advice, he decided to leave the Colonies and turn his face homewards. He I sailed first for America and proceeded to England. Mr Jones has already felt the benefit of the change and hopes before the fall of the year to be able to return to his adopted country. During his absence Mr Griffith Griffiths, son of Mr Owen Griffiths, Porkiogton-terrace, and a brother-in-law of Mr Jones, who also went over to Australia about seven years ago and who is a partner in the business, undertakes the management. Mr Jones has now lived out of Wales for thirty-five years, twenty of which he has spent in Australia. He married an English lady living in Australia, who died just before his last visit to Wales. There were two children, daughters, to the marriage, both of whom are alive. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JULY 21st.—Before Griffith Williams, in the chair Edmund Buckley, Ellis Wilkin, Lewis Lewis, the Rev Gwynoro Davies, W. J. Morris, and John Evans, Porking- ton-terrace, Esqrs. Application. —On the application of Mr Allsop, the Bench granted au occasional licence for Jul.) 27th at St. Ann's for the luncheon in connection with the opening ceremony of the County School. Alleycd Indecent Rowlands, menagerie proprietor, was summoned for having made an indecent exhibition on the 11th July. Mr Wright. Leicester, appeared for the defendant. P S. Williams, giving evidence, said that after an exhibition with the lions a cinematograph exhibition was made when several pictures were exhibited. He took exception to a picture entitled The Morning Bath.—Cress-examined The lady taking a morning bath had on a wrap which opened as she stooped down. He was sur3 that the lady had not on underneath the wrap silk tights such as were permitted on the stage.—George Crump. licensed victualler, said the lady was shown getting into the bath and after she got in she stooped down and opened her gown when her person was shown from top to bottom.—P.C. Jones said he warned Captain Rowlands not to further exhibit the picture when he admitted that a portion of the body was exposed.—Mr Wright contended that a tent in a field for which admission was paid was not a public place within the meaning of the Act.— The Acting Clerk (Mr J. R. Jones of Bala) ad- mitted thai it was a difficult point, but the case he had in his mind was the exhibition in a booth on Epsom Downs which was held to be a public place. That case would be found in the latest edition of Stone's at page 613.—Addressing the Bench on the merits, Mr Wright said the lady was in silk t'ghts and the picture had been exhibited tnroughout the whole of Wales and of England, but it had not been exhibited by Rowlands after the police took exception to it. If, however, the Bench thought it improp-r, not to say indecent, independent of the law, Rowlands, who was a respectable man trying to get an honest hving, would not further exhibit it.—Arthur Row lauds, the defendant, was called and said he took a private field from Mr Davies for the 11th and 12th. The lady was in flesh-coloured tights like the fairies in a pantomime and there was no indecent exposure. The film was a copyright and had been exhibited for upwards of two years by others at fairs and so on and he had used it about four months. Indecent pictures would not p>y.— The Bench, after consultation in private, sad that having regard to defendant's promise not to exhibit again, the Bench would dismiss the case.—Mr Wright gave the undeitaking not to exhibit again, and added that the police had only done their dutv. Highway Offence.—Mary Ann Taylor, carrier, Neston, Birkenhead, who did cot appear, was fined 5s. with costs for having allowed a horse to stray. School Attendance.—Mr John Lloyd, clerk to the School Board, summoned Mary Barnett, Tygwyn- buildings, Barmouth, for neglecting to send her child to school, but withdrew the summons in order to take out another under a different Act.—A sum- mons against Hugh Morris, Glyndwr House, was also withdrawn, the defendant being away and it was not known when he would return. TWO LICENCES REFUSED. A SCENE IN COURT. Mr C. E. Breese, Portmadoc, appeared on behalf of Mr David Pugh, the former tenant, to apply for the transfer from him to Mr David Davies of Beach- road of the licence of the Henblas Inn, and Mr R. Guthrie Jones, Dolgelley, appeared to oppose. Before making the formal application, Mr Breese said it was with considerable regret he felt com- pelled to ask whether certain members of the Bench were also members of a certain society for whom his friend (Mr Guthrie Jones) appeared? He referred to the Temperance Association of Harmouth. Beyond calling attention to the fact, he simply wished to point cut that it had been decided that no justice who was a member of a society the object of which was the opposition of transfer of licences should sit or adjudicate on such cases. There were the cases of Reg. v. Frazer 57 Justice of the Peace and Reg. v. Fergusson 54 Justice of the Peace 101. Mr Guthrie Jones said he did not doubt the legality of his friend's contention, but members of the Bench were not now members of the Society. They were members, but were not now. In reply to Mr Buckley, Mr Guthrie Jones said it was the Barmouth Temperance Association. Mr Breese then took it that the members of the Bench were not connected in any shape or form with any temperanceassociation. Thatapplication, Mr Breese proceeded to state, had betn standing for some considerable time. As long ago as 19th May, pn behalf of certain persons, he issued noties cf application for Mr J. M. Jones, but owing bo a devolution of ownership he withdrew the applica- tion. On the 16th June last he made application for a temporary licence to Mr David Davies, but owing to some mistake his client did not appear and their worships adjourned the matter to a future court. A few minutes after adjournment his client appeared, but it was then too late. He mentioned that in order to show that though the sale of intoxicants had not taken place for nine or ten weeks every effort had been made to obtain transference. He now applied for a transfer from Mr David Pugh to Mr David Davies, sub-post- master, builder and contractor, Beach road. The place had been vacant since the 12th May when Mr David Pugh gave up the tenancy after notice served upon by the then oWner. Mr David Davies was ipso facto owner and purposed placing his son, David, a man of t-venty-seven years of age, to nttend to the business. He would be put in as managerand would live and sleep there. It would be almost useless to explain Mr David Davies, the father's position in Barmouth. He had been in business in Barmouth all through his life as was his fa her b f ,re him. He was sub-contractor, fruiterer, build-rend contractor. He had spent a large surr. ot money in the development of Bar- mouth and was generally esteemed and respected by his fellow?. His son was also respected and, t was believed, was a member of the Temperance Association and was altogether a fit and proper person for the position he sought. He (Mr Breese) could not help feeling considerable regret at certain action of no doubt a perfectly legal character, but at the same time action which made it difficult for is client to expect that amount of judicial hearing which one always expected on occasions of that sort. He simply referred to that matter as he wished to make himself clear and intelligible to every member of the Bench as to what he intended doing. He believed it was a fact that that matter had been heard, determined, and adversely determined outside that Court and the opposition to which his client was Objected was put forward by the body to which he had referred. The Hen Bias Inn was one of the oldest if not the oldest licensed premises in Barmouth. No complaint had been made as to the conduct of the house. It bad been rumoured that the licence was wanted for ulterior purposes, but that he absolutely denied on behalf of his client as well as Mr David Davies. The licence was wanted to carry on the business of ale- house at the Hen Bias Inn. Notice having been proved by Mr J. Jones Williams,Mr D..Pugh,the previous tenant,Talybont, Dyffryn, said he was ten years in occupation of the Hen Bias inn at Barmouth and left on the 12th May last on notice. There was no back entrance except through the attic which, how. ever, was let separately.—Mr Guthrie Jones ad- mitted that the house had been properly conducted during the ten years of Mr Pugh's occupancy.—In reply to cross-examination, witness said he carried on a farm when he was licensee of the Hen Bias. The business at the Hen Bias was pretty fair. It did not vary much, but was a little better in summer. There were no stables attached to the premises. Dealers stopped there. Witness explained that the house was built against a cliff and that the door of the attic opened on to the ground above. People by going up the stairs could get out at the back door two stories above but the attic was let separately and the top of the stairs boarded up. Asked whether the Hen Bias was not situated in a poor neighbourhood, he said there were plenty of houses about. The Hen Bias was situated in a lane off the main street and the Last Inn, the Crown, the Lion, and the Bar- mouth Hotel were all within 400 or 500 yards. The Hen Bias was really at the back of the Bar- mouth Hotel.—By Mr Breese The back door was not used while he occupied the place. He thought he got a good living there. It was resorted to by farmers and dealers in his time. Mr David Davies, Beach-road, said he had a con- siderable stake in Barmouth, having spent £40,000 in developing the town. He had never been a member of a temperance society, but he was as good a temperance man as any in the place. His son would be manager and sleep at the Hen Bias and he (witness) would be there often and be re- sponsible for the good conduct of the place. Mr Guthrie Jones said he had nothing against the applicant's character. In reply to Mr Guthrie Jones, witness, on being asked how many public-houses there were in Bar- mouth, aid he knew that one had been taken away. On being further asked if there were nine public- houses and tv/o off licences in a population of 2,300, witness said the population was about 3,000 and 10,000 in summer. On being asked if there was not one public-house to every 254 of the inhabit- ants, witness faid his impression was that Bar- mouth had fewer public houses than any place in North Wales.—Would you be surprised to find that Barmouth stands about the highest in the countv ? —I would be surprised. W The Chief Constable having handed in a. report as to the number of public-houses in the county and the population, The Rev Gwynoro Davies said he knew that the police had done their duty admirably. That was a report made especially for the Joint Police Com- mittee and the Barmouth magistrates never had a chance of discussing it at the annual licensing meet- ing. The Chief Constable (Major Best) said he pro- duced it and handed it to the Chairman at the time. It was read and, he believed, appeared in the Cambrian New*. The Rev Gwynoro Davies did not believe it was ever read at the Court. His complaint, however, was not against the police, but he thought it an outrageous thing that" there should be sometimes four or five different entrances to a public-house. It would not be tolerated in a place like Liverpool, but in Barmouth they were snuffling over and ignoring what he took to be an intolerable nuisance. There were five or six different entrances to public-houses and the Court should take it into consideration. The matter before the Bench that day. however, was quite clear in that respect. Alderman Lewis Lewis asked if it would be out of place to have the report read at that meeting and Mr Supt. Jones said that Barmouth stood fourth on the list of the whole county as regarded the number of public-houses to population. In reply to Mr Breese, Supt. Jones said that calcula- tion was made on the normal population and not on the summer population. Mr David Davies, in reply to Mr Breese, said the Hen Bias was situated in the most populous part of the town. Mr David Davies, junr., Beach-road, twenty-, seven years of age, now assisting his father in carrying on the fruiterer's shop in Beach-road in company with brothers, said he was prepared to devote his whole time to the management of the Hen Bias Inn. He had been presented with cer- tificate and medals by the Royal Hnmane Society for saving life and produced testimonials—one from the Rector and one from Dr Hughes. Mr Evan Jones,* Marine-terrace, painter and contractor, said he knew the Hen Bias from thirty to thirty-five years. He had made a close inspection of the premises this week. It had been thoroughly overhauled. There was a front door and up two stories was an attic with a door level with the ground at the back. When the attic was let separately, the stairs were blocked up. The house was in a habit- able condition. There were no stables and no yard, but Mr Pugh had stables elsewhere. It was a large hnuse. Mr Guthrie Jones then opened the opposition, remarking that his grounds for so doing were that the house was structurally unfit for use as a public- house and that the requirements of the neighbour- hood did not necessitate the continuance of the licence. There were no stables and not a square yard of yard. There were three rooms on the ground floor besides the bar, three on the first floor, and three in the attic. The house could not accommodate summer visitors and was but a drinking shop. There were five licensed houses within 500 yards. As to the son being put in as manager, the tendency of recent years was against granting licences to persons carrying on houses by means of a manager who would not be personally responsibl.,leither to the police or to the magistrates. The Rev D. Arberth Evans, 2, Handlith-terrace, said there was no necessity for the licence in the neighbourhood and the Hen Bias was small and old- fashioned. He had lived at Barmouth for two years.—Cross-examined He objected to the house because it was situated where it was situated. Circumstances happened which prevented his being present at the temperance meeting when that matter was discussed. Both father and son of the Davies's were members of his Church and it was painful for him to give evidence in that matter. The Rev Z. Mather, Congregational minister, who had lived twenty-two years at Barmouth, said there was no necessity whatever for the Hen Bias, there being too many licensed houses in the town. It was a small place, comparatively speaking, and therewerenoyardcrstables.—Cross-examined byMr Breese Do you know Mr Davies, senior, as a sober, temperate man ?—I do not know that he is a member of any temperance society.—Need a man be ?—Oh, no.—Were you ever inside ?—Yes, an one occasion. The house is not adapted for any- thing more than a drinking place. The rooms are small and low and not well lighted and few would care to go there to sleep.—Would you call it a small house —I do not know that. It would be a very convenient place for habitual drunkards.— Why ?—Because it is in a. narrow alley and I believe that most of these houses are the curses of towns and villages because they corrupt the morals of a place and I think we should do our best to stop them. It is at the end of a court.—Are yon a member of this temperance society?—I arn.—You are practically one of the originators of it; ?—No, it existed very many years before I came here. Yon are a very ardent member of it ? You feel very strongly on this question?—Yes, I feel strongly.-— You are a total prohibitionist?—What do you mean by that?—You would like to see the sale of intoxicants prohibited altogether ?—I do not say that. —You do not go as far as that would not do away with all hotels. — Did you take part in any recent meeting ot the Association ?—Not very recently,—?*ot when this matter was discussed?— Not in my preseace. I do not recollect attending a single meeting when this matter was discussed. Meetings have been held at which this matter has been considered ?—I suppose so. Mr Wm. Owen, who has resided thirty years in Barmouth, said he heard the evidence of the previous witness, but did not understand it. (Laughtsr.) Giving evidence in Welsh, witness said there was no necessity for the Hen Bias. Mr Evan R. Jones, postmaster, also saw no necessity for ir. In reply to Mr Breese, he admitted beiog a member of the Temperance Society and having taken part in the resolution to oppose the licence. He could not remember whether he had been inside the house or not, but he knew the place w 11, having been brought up in Barmonth. Mr Breese having said that stables need not be immediately attached to a public house, Mr Buckley said he should like to ask if the police objected, whereupon the Chief Constable replied in the negative, adding that it was one of the old public-houses of the town. It had always been well conducted and had done no harm that he knew of and he had known it for sixteen years. After a brief retirement, the Chairman said—The Cour: has come to the conclusion that the house is not wanted. The Clerk—Does that mean that the transfer is refused ? The Chairman—Yes. Mr Breese gave notice that he would appeal against the decision to Quarter Sessions. THE CROWN KNOCKED OFF. Mr G. W. Pybus, Barmouth, then applied on behalf of Messrs IndCoope and Co. for the transfer of the Crown Hotel from Edward Wyatt to William Woodhous". Mr Guthrie Jones appeared to oppose and Mr Williams appeared on behalf of the owners. Mr Buckley did not sit after the adjournment when this application was heard. Mr Pybus, opening the case for the applicants, said the licence was temporarily transferred on the 16th June last until that day from Edward Wyatt, the outgoing tenant, to William Woodhouse. The class of licence applied for was a beer licence. It was a very old licence and nothing could be said against the position of the house or its accommoda- tion. The Clerk asked if the licence was granted before 1869, because that was material and Mr Superin- tendent Jones replied that it was a fully-licensed house and was registered as a beer house some time ago. Mr Pybus. continuing, said the house had been well conducted and Messrs Ind Coopa and Co. in- tended making considerable improvements. There were at present two front and one back door. Mr Woodhouse had testimonials from Lady Pryce Jones, Newtown, and the Rev Evan Jones, vicar of Llanllwchaiarn. Lady Pryce Jones said Mr Wood- house would make a good and popular landlord and the Vicar said he was a communicant whom he was sorry to lose from the parish. Mr Guthrie Jones said he had no objection to the applicant. » Mr Pybus added that the objections to the pre- vious licence did not apply to that one. There could be no objection to the class and size of the house and, as it was only a beer house, no stables were wanted. Mr Edward Wyatt was called and consented to the transfer. In reply to Mr Guthrie Jones, he added that he had been tenant for fifteen months. Asked whether the business was large or small, witness at first asked if he was obliged to answer that question next said that he was giving up on account of the health of his family then that it was sometimes good and sometimes bad and ultimately that, to tell the truth, it was small. He however was giving it up on account of the health of his family. Mr Wi'liam Woodhouse, the present cccupier, said he intended to supply not only drinkables, but eatables as well, and also to accommodate visitors. —In reply to Mr Guthrie Jones, he said he had not been keeping a public-house previously. He had ound the business fairly good. At present he was manager with the option of taking it on. It was a tied house. People living at the back came through the back door with jug and bottle and he had seen one or two others. Mr Guthrie Jones Baid his opposition to that application, also, was no necessity and called the Rev Arberth Evans who said he did not consider there was any necessity for the licence and he be- lieved he could call evidence to prove that it was a nuisance m the locality. He also believed it Thnnlrh"1h h J}6 V? °f ProPerty in the locality. Though he had not watched the premises, he had heard certain things calculated to disturb the sleep of those who retired to rest before eleven o'clock at night.. Further, he had heard screams of girls sometimes which seemed to indicate that they were being chased round the back. He had also seen, incidentally, people going into the hotel the worse for drink. He believed from personal ex- perience that the house had not been properly con. ducted. Mr Pybus You are making very serious allegations ?-The Rev Arberth Evans I am., You are really doing the work of the police?—I am not.—What do you state ?—I state, although it may be worthless as evidence, that in my opinion he presence of the place is a thing which deteri- orates other property ?—No, n_9. I ask you and you say you can produce evidence that the house is uot properly conducted. I want details. In what respect do you say this house is not properly con- ducted ?- Will you allow me to go on without in terruption ? I maintain that the presence of the house as an inn has a tendency to deteriorate the value of the property.—You are not answering my question. I want to know in what way is the house not properly conducted ?—About eleven o'clock at night I have heard noises coming from the room in that hotel—coming from men who, judging by those noises, were the worse for drink and I have heard girls screaming as if in distress running for shelter from pursuers who must have been men.—Mr Pybus thought the rev gentleman was stretching the thing," and Mr Wyatt called lout" Perjury." The Rev Gwynoro Davies said it was a reverend gentleman giving evidence and yet it had been said he was not speaking the truth.—Mr Wyatt having been turned out of Court for calling out perjury," the Rev Arberth Evans said—I did not come here the oppose the licence, bat I have come here to give the Bench the bendit of my opinion and to tell them candidly what I have heard and seen. Alderman Lewis Lewis—And from personal experience. The Rev Arberth Evans—Nothing more. Alderman Lewis Lewis-I don't think, Mr Pyhus, you are improving the case at all. Mr Pybus—Perhaps you will allow me to conduct the case in my own way. That all devolves upon me. (To the witness) What has the existence of this house to do with the girls screaming ? Witness—These girls would not come from private- houses. Mr Pybus—Oh, is that it ? Oh, indeed. Witness, continuing under examination, said he had no proof that persons going to the house under the influence of drink were served after they got in. He had no experience of-persons the worse tor drink going to a well-regulated house, but he should say that persons in that condition would not go to a well-regulated house because they would soon be turned out again. Mr Pybus—Then you think that a man is as wise drunk as when he is sober? (Laughter.) There is not much in your evidence beyond one or two serious allegations and the general evidence that people come from the house and chase females. Don't you consider your evidence cowardly ? The Rev Arberth Evans replied that he did not and Mr Guthrie Jones protested against the question. Mr Pybus added that it was a, serious attack upon the conduct of a well-regulated house, and when put to the proof the witness could do nothing more than try to wriggle out of it. Mr Guthrie Jones made a remark which was not audible, to which Mr Pybus replied that he was going to conduct the case in his own way and would not be taught by Mr Guthrie Jones. The Rev Gwynoro Davies said if the case was not properly conducted, the Court had better ad- journ. The Court was not a bear garden. The Rev Arberth Evans—After what I have ex- perienced, it will take much more to bring mb here before you than it has taken to-day. I have never been at a court like this before and been opposed like to-day. I have lived a stainless life from boy- hood upwards and to be attacked before a Bench of worshipful members is what I have never ex- perienced before, and I appeal to you whether it is fair that I should be subjected to such treatment, taking into consideration that I hold the responsible position of a minister of the place. Mr Guthrie Jones added that he was surprised at Mr Pybus making an attack upon the witness and suggested that the Bench should express them- selves upon the conduct of the case. Mr J. Ctiarles Hughes (the Clerk) who had just arrived—No doubt on consideration Mr Pybus will withdraw the remarks. Messrs. John Price Jones, Beehive, Owen Edwards, Tynewydd, and Owen Parry, watch- maker, were called, who said there was no necessity for the licence, and this finished the evidence. The Chairman then asked Mr Pybus to withdraw his remark, but, with all deference to the Bench, Mr Pybus could not see what he had to withdraw. The Rev Gwynoro Daties thought that Mr Pybus ought to withdraw the remark that Mr E. Arberth Evans had told an untruth—that he was stretching it. Mr Pybus—Oh, well if that will meet with the desire of the Bench, I will withdraw. The magistrates retired aud returning into Court, the Chairman announced that the application was not granted, when Mr Pybus gave notice of appeal.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, FRIDAY, JCLY 21ST.—Present: Mr William Owen (chairman) presiding, Messrs E. H. Jonathan, John Morgans, Howell Jones, Lewis Richards, Edmund LI. Powell, Owen J. Owens, E. M. Owens, vVilliam Morris, Cadwaladr Roberts, Evan T. Pritchard, Evan R. Jones, W. E. Alltwon Williams (clerk and surveyor), Owen Evans (assistant clerk), and David Williams (inspector). A FOOTPATH. The condition of the footpath leading from Dowit-street to Tanygrisiau was discussed and ultimately the matter was deferred to the next meeting. HOUSES AT HAFODLAS. -.c' The Roads Committee reported with regard to the dangerous condition of the walls in tront of houses at Hafodlas and it was agreed to call the attention of the owner to them. THE LIBRARIES. The report of the Library Committee was sub- mitted, showing that the number of books issued during the month was 1,037, compared with 1,035 last month and 963 in the corresponding month last year.—A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Armstrong for his kind donation of books to the Library.—It was resolved to convert a room in the Library into a ladies' reading room.—The reports as to the sub-libraries were considered satisfactory. HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT. The Sar.itary Inspector reported that the health of the district was in a favourable condition. The number of infectious diseases notified during the month was ten, compared with ten in the previous month and thirty-two in the corresponding month last year. The number of births during the month was twenty and the number of deaths was sixteen. There had been no cases of infant mortality during the month. FRONDEG. It was resolved not to repair the road at the back of Frondeg, but to ask the owners of the houses to connect the privies with the main drain. HOUSE-TO-HOUSE INSPECTION. The Inspector reported having continued his house-to-house inspection. He had visited forty-two houses in Duffwys ward during the month. Several houses were in a defective sanitary condition.— It was decided to serve notices upon the owners of the latter.—The Inspector added that he had re- visited several farms in the district and found that several owners had not complied with the notices served upon them whilst others had partially com- plied. On one farm a closet had been erected above a stream from which the inhabitants of that farm and the neighbouring farm got their water supply. The dairy of the farm was also connected with the closet.—It was agreed to call the atten- tion of the owners to the matter.—The Inspector stating that several owners of new houses had let the houses without having certificates, it was de- cided to inform them that legal proceedings would be taken unless they complied with the law within six weeks. RAILWAY CROSSING. It was stated that the Festiuiog RailwayCompany were willing to put the railway crossing at Tany- grisiau in a good condition, subject to the Council afterward taking it over and contributing £25 to- wards the cost. The Council decided to accept the offer provided the Company accepted £12 10s in- stead of £25. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr illiam Davies, Caerblaidd, wrote acknow- ledging the vote of condolence passed with him in the death of his wife. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. On the recommendation of the Surveyor, it was agreed to engage the services of an electrical en- gineer on the matter of lighting the town with electricity. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr William Owen gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the Council should adopt the Public Health (Amendment) Act, 1890. —The Council then rose.
HAHLECH. ROYAL ST. DAVID'S GOLF CLUB.—The new club house erected by Messrs Boulton and Paul, Limited, has now been completed. The building is of the bungalow description on brick and stone foundations and contains separate .wings for ladies aud gentlemen, luncheon room, kitchen, and drying room. Special attention has been paid to the sanitary work, executed in Doulton ware, by Mr J. G. Jones, sanitary engineer, Portmadoc, and agood water supply has been laid on. There is an unprecedented demand by visitors for accommodation at Harlech, the excellence of the golf links, now enhanced by the club house conveniences, having brought the ancient town a large measure of popularity as a holiday resort. New residences are springing up, one having been built by Mr Alfred Graves, the talented Irish author and poet, and another five about being started for the Rev T. Field D.D., the warden of Radley College.
Rome was the centre of a series of earthquake shocks between two and three one afternoon of last week. In the city itself, although much alarm pre- vailed, not much damage was done, but in the sur- rounding country more serious results are reported. Part of churcb at Gandolfo collapsed. At Mont Conpatri the church and many houses were dam- aged, and at Frascasti nearly all the houses and public buildings are described as having suffered in- jury. The Pope was greatly alarmed.
LAMPETEK. CYCLING.—The Lampeter Club took first prize at Aberayron on Wednesday for mustering the largest number of members on the Sportsfield. Over 124- members were counted, no other club having a third of that number. Miss Edith Davies, Bridge- street, took first prize in the ladies race. MARRIAGE.—The marriage took place at Shiloh C.M. Chapel on Friday of Mr John James, cabinet maker, Bridge-street, and Miss Jane Davies, Llan- geitho. The officiating minister was the Rev Howell Lloyd, Bwlehllan. The marriage was wit- nessed by a large number of friends who gave a hearty send off to the young couple on their leav- ing by the 9.30 train for Llandriudod Wells. SUDDEN DEATH.—The death took place suddenly at Cwmanue on Monday night, at the age of thirty- two, of Mrs Mary .;one", wife of Mr Griffith Jones, milk seller, London. Deceased had a miscarriage about a fortnight ago and having come down to stay in the country with her mother seemed to be progressing very favourably. She was, however, taken ill suddenly about five o'clock on Monday night and died within an hour. An inquest was held at Cwmanne Tavern on Wednesday, when death was stated to be due to failure of the heart's action and a verdict to that effect was brought in by the jury. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved husband. ALLEGED HOUSEBREAKING.—At the Magistrates Clerk's Office on Tuesday before John Fowden, Esq., John Jones, alias Morris, a native of Brecon, and a tinman by trade, and Edward, his son, aged fifteen, were brought up in the custody of P.C. Thomas charged with having broken and entered the chapel house of Brondeifi on July 24th and stealing therefrom a watch chain, a brooch, and 7s 6d in money. Prisoners were apprehended near Esgerdawe on the road to Llansawil by P.S Thomas. P S. Thomas said he had no evidence against the elder prisoner, but it would be shown that the younger prisoner had been seen near the house and some of the stolen property would be identified.—The elder prisoner was released and the other was remanded until Friday. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JULY 2IsT.-Before John Fowden, Esq. (in the chair), and D. Tivy Jones, Esq. Drunkenness.—Joseph Chirk, Harford-square, a lad of about seventeen, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on June 27th,—Defend- ant pleaded guilty.—D.C.C. Williams said it was a pity to see a young man like that getting drunk. He was convicted of drunkenness in August.— Defendant said he did not make it a habit. On the last occasion it was at a sale that he got drunk and this time he took some drink when haymaking. He intended keeping off it altogether from that time out.—The Bench fined defendant a shilling and costs.—Dd. Boswell, a hawker, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly at Lampeter on July 12th.-P.C. Thomas said defendant fought with another man and otherwise behaved very riotously.—Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 10s and costs. Dismissed. — James Foyle, Red Hill, Sllian, groom, was charged wih having fished on land belonging tc Mr Gerwyn Jones without permission. —Defendant said he had had permission to fish in the adjoining meadow and took the meadow in question to be the one.—A letter having been handed in to the Bench, they dismissed the case-
Imperial Jforliametti. HOUSE OF COMMONS, WEDNESDAY The Royal Niger Company Bill was read a second time after a discussion during which explanation on certain points were given by Mr Chamberlain and Sir M. Hicks-Beach. The consideration of the sale of Foods and Drugs Bill as amended by the Standing Committee was resumed. On clause five Mr Long moved that all margarine cheese sold or dealt in otherwise than by retail should either be enclosed in packages marked in accordance with the margarine Act, 1887, or be itself conspicuously branded with the words margarine cheese." This was agreed to without discussion. Sir C. Cameron moved the omission of clause seven which provides for the in- spection of registers to be kept by margarine manufacturers and dealers. The amendment was rejected by 216 votes against sixty-one. The re- jection of clause eight, which limits the amount of butter fat which may be mixed with margarine to ten per cent, was moved by Sir C. Cameron. The amendment was defeated by 166 votes to eighty-three, and after some further discussion, the consideration of the Bill was adjourned. HOUSE OF LORDS, THURSDAY. Commenting on the Companies Bill, the Lord Chancellor said that the aim was to prevent the formation of fraudulent companies rather than to inflict pains and penalties after the mischief had been done. The commencement of business with insufficient capital had been provided against and the responsibilities of directors were brought more prominently into notice. The Bill was ordered to be reported. Several other measures were advanced a stage. HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY. There appears likelihood of the Waima incident being brought to a satisfactory close, for Mr Wyndham announced the probability of the French Government consenting to refer the qUEstion of compensation to arbitration. The Under-Sec; etary for War entered upon a brief defence of the Mark IV. cartridge, which several recent accidents had tended to bring under suspicion. The tendency of a reply made by Mr Chamberlain on the Transvaal crisis went to show that the Government are in the main satisfied with the latest concessions made by the Volksraad on the franchise difficulty. There are, however, several safeguards yet needed for the protection of the rights of the Uitlanders, but her Majesty's Government feel that President Kruger having gone so far will not hesitate now to do the proper thing. A Bill having for its object the amendment of the law relating to customs in the Isle of Man having been read a first tirre, the House passed on to a consideration of the Tithes Rent Charge (Rates) Bill on the motion for the third reading. As in the earliest stages of its career, the measure proved a thorny subject and many and heated were the speeches it provoked. But, of course, the Government had their way, and in the end the third reading was carried by 182 against 117. HOUSE OF LORDS, FRIDAY. The Tithe Rent Charge Bill was brought from the Commons and read a first time. The Small Houses Acquisition of Owernership Bill was, after some discussion, read a second time. The Seats for Shop Assistants Bill was read a third time and passed. HOUSE OF COMMONS, FRIDAY. Sir M White Ridley, answering Mr Yoxall (U., Chester), said that when medical experts were di- rected to examine into the question of the sanity of a convict under sentence of death, they, of course, took cognizance of the state of mind of the convict at the commission of the deed and at the time of of trial, as well as all available facts as to family history, in view of the suspicion of inherited in- sanity. The House went into Committee on the Navy and Army estimates, Mr J. W. Lowther in. the chair. HOUSE OF LORDS, MONDAY. The House of Lords had before them yesterday the Tithe Rent-Charge Bill, the second reading of which was moved by the Earl of Selborne and the rejection by Lord Ribblesdale. Little that was new could be said for or against the measure, as the arguments had been worn threadbare during its progress through the House of Commons. After Lord Salisbury had made an appeal for "justice to the clergy," the House divided and the second reading was carried by 113 against 23. HOUSE OF COMMONS, MONDAY. Mrs Maybrick will have served ten years penal servitude on the 6th of August, but the Home Secretary is unable to hold out any hope of excep- tional treatment in her case. Such was the an- nouncement made by Sir M. White-Ridley in reply to a question of Mr Davitt. The use of tread wheels and cranks as forms of hard labour in prison finds no favour with Mr Davitt, but the Home Secretary said he could not see his way to the abolition of this means of punishment. A com- plaint was made by Mr Samuel Smith of the display of alleged indecent picturee in penny in-the-slot machines at Blackpool, Southport, and other seaside resorts, and he suggested the Home Secretary should urge the lccal authorities to surpress these ex- hibitions, a step which had already been taken at Rhyl. Sir M. White Ridley replied that the police at Blackpool had inspected the machines, but thev could find no fault in the pictures, at any rate nothing that would justify criminal proceedings. With resppct to the Mark VI. bullet, which to some extent has been found wanting, Mr Wynd- ham stated that instructions had been given to use the ammunition at foreign stations for practise purposes only. Passing to the regular business the consideration of the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill, as amended in committee, was again taken up. Several amendments were introduced at the in- stance of the Government, including one bringing Scotland within the scope of the Bill, and the measure was then ordered for third reading. The Agricultural Instruction (Ireland) Bill was read & third time. HOUSE OF LORDS, TUESDAY. In the presence of a large gathering of peers and general spectatcrs, Lord Kitchener and Lord Cromer were introduced and took the oath and subscribed the roll. After the addition of several new clauses and the making of other alterations, the Small Houses (Acquisition of Ownership) Bill passed the Committee 3tage. HOUSE OF COMMONS, TUESDAY. Mr Brodrick was unable to confirm the rumour of the resignation of President Kruger. Hopes are entertained by Mr Balfour that the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Bill. and the Shop Assistants (Seats) Bill, will pass before the end of the session. The struggle over the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill was brought to an end and the measure was read a third time and passed, Mr Long intimating that when it comes before the House of Lords he will get inserted an amendment putting upon the retail dealer the onus of proving the respon- sibility of the wholesale dealer for adulteration.