TALYLLYN RAILWAY FROM TOYVYiN TO AiiEKGVNOLWYN (NARROW GAUGE—2FT SIX). THE Terminus of the Railway, ABFRGYNOLWYN, forms a convenient starting point for the ascent of CADER IDRIS and is only 3 £ miles from T-mycmel Hotel,TALYLLYN LAKE, thus bringing the visitor a mile nearer than any other route. Othtr objects of interest in the immediate neighbourhood—The Bryneglwys :late Quarries, the village of L'anfiha»eel-y-Pen ant, most picturesque in its antiquity, with the celebrated BIRD ROCK nd the anciei t CASXELL-Y-BEKE (Bere Castle) close by. Fishing in DoJgoch Stream and (by ticket) in the river between Talyllyu & Abergynolwyn. PENYBONT HOTEL, TALYLLYN. POSTAL ADDRESS—CORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS—ABERGYNOLWYN. This Hotel, which is situae at the west end of the far-famed Lake, Tourists, Visitors, and Cyclists will find every accommodation and cumfort at moderate charges. Guides for Cader Idri-. Posting. Like and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. 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, etc., from Messrs WHEATLEY & SONS and Mr H. H. DAVIES, Photo- grapher, ABERYSTWYTH aud MR JOHN EVANS, Station I r, Mr D E. James, C lemist, St. Ann's Buildings, and Mrs ARNFIELD, Music Warehouse, BARMOUTH, ana Mr C. H. YOUNG, Photo- grapher, TOWYN, ABERDOVEY. and DOLGELLEY. -r BORTH, NEAR ABERYSTWYTH. THE f) A MTVRT A N" TTOTF!I, faci°g Sea; foor miIe*h,rd Beach- f^CI. chef. VAXUUJ X±jU, Inclusive Boarding Term,, from 6s. 6d. a day. 104t>] HOHENBUKG, Proprietor.
THE DOVEY HOTEL, ABERDOVEY. ESTABLISHED 1729. THE ONLY HOTEL WITHIN FOUR MILES OF THE FAMOUS DOVEY GOLF LISKS. LUNCHEONS, TEAS, AND DINNERS. POSTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. HOTEL BUS MEETS ALL THE TRAINS. BOTTLERS OF BASS'S ALE AND STOUTS, ALSO STONE GINGER BEER. FIRST CLASS BILLIARD TABLE. EXERIENCED WAITERS KEPT. MODERATE CHARGES. MRS LEWIS DAVIES, b 06 Proprietress.
CENTRAL BUILDINGS, HIGH ST., E. & J. W. ROBERTS, FISHMONGERS, POULTERERS, AND GAME DEALERS, Noted for Poultry supplied daily trom the principal farms of the locality. All kiuds of fresh Fish in season. Salmon from local rivers. MARINE HOTEL, CRICCIETH. FACING SEA. TERMS FROM 7s 6d per day. Miss COOPER, 98 Proprietress. IIAILWAY HOILIEL, CRICCIETH. Adjoining Station centrally situated. CLOSE AND OPEN CARRIAGES. Experienced Drivers (Liveried if required). BEST BOTTLED ALES, STOUT, etc. 100 J. S. GRIFFITHS, Proprietor. TRY WILLI A M SYS STORES, THE KOTEú HOUSE FOR HIGH CLASS GROCERIES & PROVISIONS, CASTLE STREET, CRICCIETH. 99 í J. W. BOWEN, M.P.S. (From Dr Evans's, Dublin, Chemist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales), CHEMIST AND WINE MERCHANT, m EDICAL IIALL, CRICCIETH, Established 1867. B A S S'S ALE. GUINNESS'S DUBLIN STOUT. P.S.-All prescriptions most carefully dispensed by the Proprietor himself, who has had years of experience in the best establishments in England and Ireland. Any articles not in stock procured at once. Parcels from London daily. EAGLE HOTEL, DOLL STREET, MACHYNLLETH. THIS HOTEL is beautifully Furnished throughout and has all modern conveniences two minutes' walk from Station ten minutes' walk from the celebrated Dovey River. Tourists, ADglers, Cyclists, and Excursionists visiting the town cannot do better than pay this Hotel a visit. ALLSOPP & SON'S INDIAN PALE ALE AND STOUT IX BOTTLES AND OX DRAUGHT. WIXES, SPIRITS, CIGARS, AND TABLE WATERS OF THE FIXEST QUALITY ALWAYS IN STOCK- PROPRIETOR-NIALDIVYN HUMPHREYS.
MACHYNLLETH. I in addition to Mr Walton, has been selected from the Machynlleth club to play for Montgomeryshire agamst Shropshire at Shrewsbury today (Friday). CRICKET.—On Saturday, Machynlleth played Towyn at Towyn. The hompsters went in first and scored seventy runs. Machynlleth had scared thirty-four runs for eight when time was called, the game thus ending in a draw. FISHING—The recent fill of rain has greatly favoured fishermen. On Monday the Dovey Club made the bigest haul of the season, landing eighty pounds of fish which were sold out in a very short time atls to Is 4d per lb. POSTAL.—It was stated in a paragraph published last week relating to the success of Mr Pugh Jones, Machynlleth, in the Civil Service examination that Mr Jones had been for eighteen y, ars under Mr Clements. This is obviously an error. It should have read eighteen months. ACCIDENT. -An accident befell Mr Roger Howell, headmaster of the National School, last Friday. In running across the schoolyard his foot ca.me:in contact with a stone and he fell head foremost against the boundary wall. He sustained a most severe scalp wound, Under the care of Dr Williams he is progressing favourably. BECHUN'I.—On Friday an aged tramp was charged by P.C. Tudor at the Town Hall with having begged at Llanbrynmair. Defendant admitted the charge. He said he left a handkerchief contain- ing some food in an outbuilding Nhere he had slept overnight and had to beg for something to eat. The magistrate (W. M. Jones, Jisqr) discharged defendant on his premising to leave the town SMART WORK. — Whilst at dinner with a neigh- bouringfarmer la^t Saturday Mr Rowland Williams, Penrhosfach, had the misfortune to swallow a portion of a needle. He immediately repaired to the surgery of Dr Williams who found that the needle, which measured about an inch and a half, bad become fast far down the throat. After two or three -unsuccessful attempts the doctor ultimately succeeded in removing the needle with- out in any way injuring the throat. MIRACULOUS ESCAI, F.-A man named William Jones, of Gelley, Taliesin, had a miraculous escape 1 in the proper acceptation of the term last Thursday. He was leading a pair of horses attached to a wagou loaded with straw through the town when one of the I horses shied at something opposite the house of Mr David Jones, butcher. William Jones was knocked down and the wagon, which weighed from one and a half tons, to two tons went, over both his legs. Every person who witnessed the accident concluded that both legs had been fractured. On examination by Dr. Williams, however, it was found that Jcnes had only sustained a few bruises, none of the bones being broken. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (Special Meeting), TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH.-Present: Mr J. M. Jones, mayor, presiding; Messrs John Thomas, vice- chairman John Pugh, Henry Lewis, Richard Rees, G. W. Griffiths, T. Parsons, R. Gillart, J. M. Breeze, Edward Rees, Rd. Owen, and David Smith Messrs J. Rowlands, clerk J. P. Jones, assistant clerk and J. Jones, surveyor. COUNCIL'S STOCK. On the proposition of Mr John Pugh. seconded by Mr Rd Rees. Mr Parsons was appointed in the place of Mr T. R. Morgan to examine and certify as to the correctness of the Surveyor's stock account. WATER FOR PENTREIIEDYN-STREET. The Surveyor submitted an estimate of the cost of extending the main in Pentrehedyn-street. He stated that the labour would cost f2 9s.—It was decided to use the pipes from the Council's stock for the piping and to order a fresh supply to the amount of L20. THE NEW RATE. The Clerk submitted the estimate for the ensuing year with the view of fixing upon a rate. He stated that last year the actual expenditure in connection with the sewerage, including the removal of house refuse, was £61 2s 4d. This year the Surveyor estimated the expenditure at JE54 13s. For street, highways, works, and other improvements the estimate last year was £ 157 8s Od and the actual amount expended fl68 lis 8J. The estimate this year was £231 5s Sd. That was based on the Sur- veyor's estimate. There was one rather big item included in that, viz., £ 4S 6s 8d for 200 tons of stones at 48 lod delivered at the Station. That meant that they had had to go out of the district for stone and it was a new item. Last year the estimate for lighting was f70 10s and the actual amount expended £78 4s 6d. The reason for that expenditure exceeding the estimate by that amount was that they had paid JE9 for repairs which had not been included in the estimate. The estimate for this year was ;E75. As they knew, there were more lamps this year. The next item was jE3 15s for cleaning and lighting the Town Clock. Then came the maintenance of the waterworks which wai a new item in the estimate. Last year no pro- vision was made for this, but the sum expended after deducting income derived from water rents was f58 53 4d. For next year he estimated they would require £60 14s, including salary to John Jones for ciretaking. That day they had in- creased the estimate by JE20 by the order for pipes, making it f80 14s, Owing to the adoption of the Libraries Act, £ 29 10s Sd would have to be provided, being the amount that a penny rate, would produce. Articles required for the offices including a new safe which they had decided to procure, would amount to £15. For salaries of officers last year the estimate was £ 105 and they paid fl47 10s lid. The reason for that difference was that the Collector's salary was included in this year, but the total amount was paid during the last financial year. The estimate for the present year, including Collector's salary, would be £117. The establishment charges last year amounted to £63. This year the estimate was £43. The estimate for election expenses was fla. The total estimate expenditure in respect to public works was therefore f684 18s lOd. In respect to loans, the Council would have that year to pay £ 35S 7s 7d interest and part principal. Then he put down £ 4S 17s for contingencies. On the other hand, he estimated that they would receive 915 water rent. Probably it would be more and they would receive. moieties of salaries from the Mont- gomeryshire County Council to the amount of 920. That, deducted from the total estimated expendi- ture of EI,093 53 lid, would leave £ 1,058 5s lid. Out of that again they would de- duct £ 136 148 Od surplus from last year on the general district rate account, which left an amount to be provided for of 9921 lis lid. The actual expenditure last year was ES66 108 6d. The Clerk added that he had not provided for pipes in that estimate, except the f20 order that morning, because he did not know whether they were going in for a sewerage scheme or not. If they did, such provision would not be necessary as the expenditure on pipes would be in- cluded in a loan. For the same reason the amounts of from £ 75 to £ 35 due to Messrs Kirby and froM £ 35 to f40 to the Septic Tank Company had not been included.—it was decided not to include these items in the estimate, it being understood that the Council would be going in for a sewerage scheme. —It was agreed, on the proposition of Mr O. W. Griffiths, seconded by Mr R. Gillart, to levy a 3s 6d rate which, the Clerk said, would produce £ 943.— It was also resolved to add f20 to the item for contingencies in the estimate,bringing up the total estimate to 9941. APPOINTMENT OF RATE COLLECTOR. Two applications were received for the post of collector to the Council, viz from Mr Rhys Lewis, who wanted 93 15s per cent commission on amounts collected and Mr D. Davies Williams who asked for three-and a-half per cent upon amounts collected. — Mr Richard Rees I suppose we can accept any tender.—The Clerk said he believed the words the Council are not bound to accept the lowest or any other tender" had been inserted, but it was found that that was not so.—Mr J. M. Breeze was of opinion that they were paying too much to their collector. At Llanidloes only two-and a half per cent was paid. —Mr Richard Owen said he had always been in favour of having one man to do all the work. Until they adopted that he supposed they would have to accept the lowest tender.—Mr Richard Rees also thought the amount paid to the Collector was exorbitant. Last year it was £ 31 10-J, whereas they only paid the Clerk E30. They must remember that it was much easier to collect rates in an urban than in a rural district, where the col- lectors had long distances to walk.—-Mr John Pugh said five per cent which was previously paid was no doubt very high, but having gone into the question and invited tenders would it be fair to go back upon that now aftel tenders had been received? They would be able to readjust the terms at the end of the year, but now he thought it would be unfair not to accept one of the tenders.—Mr Henry Lewis Would anyone take the office for two-and a-half per cent ? There are only two applications now.—Mr David Smith If they can get one at Llanidloes, why cannot we?—Mr Henry Lewis I suppose the ratable value would be more at Llanidloes than ours.—The Clerk It is more.- Mr Edward Rees, seeing that they had invited tenders, proposed that the lowest tender be accepted, viz., that of Mr D. Davies Williams.—Mr John Thomas seconded the proposition.—Mr J. M. Breeze proposed, as an amendment, that the matter be deferred until the next Council meeting and that both applicants be asked to reconsider their applications.—Mr Parsons seconded the amend- ment.—Mr Richard Rees did not think the amend- ment was in order.—Mr John Pugh Is it fair to these two applicants ?—Mr Parsons I think the amendment is in order.—Mr Richard Owen observed that the advertisement did not state that the Council were not bound to accept any tender.—Mr J. M. Breeze I don't think we are bound to accept one tender.—Mr Parsons asked the Chairman or the Clerk to say whether the | amendment was not in order ?-The Chairman My opinion is that it is not. -The Clerk, on being asked, said the amendment was in order. The question seemed to him to be one of argument.— Mr Richard Owen Is it fair to do this in the face of the advertisement ?—The Clerk That is a matter of argument.—Mr Henry Lewis It is not honourable if it is in order.—Mr Richard Gillart felt strongly that they were paying too much. Five per cent. was too much, but he thought that having advertised for tenders they would not be treating the tenderers fairly if they did not accept one then. -)Ir Breeze then said he would not press his amendment and the proposition was agreed to without opposition.—It was decided to ask for two sureties for £ 100. THE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SCHEME. The Council resolved into committee to discuss the sewerage question.—A long discussion took place as to whether the Council should adopt a schema as with regard to the engagement of engineers.—Ultimately it was agreed to defer con- sideration of the matter until that day week and that in the meantime enquiries should be made as to sites. —————
DEATH OF MRS MYDDELTON, OF CHIRK CASTLE. The death took place on Sunday evening, after three days' illness, at Chirk Cistle, Denbighshire, of Mrs Charlotte Arabella, wife of Mr R. Myddel- ton. The deceased lady was born in 1838, and was sister of the late Cardinal Howard and grand- daughter of the twelfth duke of Norfolk She mar- ried in 1862 Mr Richard Myddelton Biddulph who assumed but a month ago the name and arms of Myddelton, and thus restored to North Wales once more the historic name of the family Myddelton of Chirk Castle. Mrs Myddelton took great interest in technical and secondary education and was a mem- herof the governing body of Llangollen Intermediate school.
Mr Ascroft, M.P. for Oldham, died at Croydon on Monday. He was a Conservative. The case against Messrs. Liptons, Limited, for selling tea under a wrong trade description by in- cluding the paper in the weight of the package, was heard this week at Worship-street Police Court, London. The defendant firm was fined f-13 and 15 guineas costs.
TOW YN. VISITORS.—Visitors are coming here in tolerably large numbers and many enqairies are being re- ceived for houses and apartments for July, August, and September. HAY HARVEST.—A considerable quantity of hay, though young and hardly sufficiently matured, was secured in prime condition before the rain came on Sunday last. Since then harvesting cperations have been very much retarded. The hay crop is not as heavy by any means as was ex- pected. DYSYNNI VALLEY DRAINAGE.—A meeting of the Commissioners was held on Friday, June 16th. Present: Mr J. Roberts, in the chair Messrs H. H. Shuker, E. Evans, Gessel Pryse H. Hughes; Messrs D. Evans, clerk, and Owen Jones, super- intendent. A rate amounting to ;E,300 was levied. The question of providing an additional outfall was discussed, but owing to the small number of Commissioners present, the matter was left in abey- ance. TOWYN STATION.—It is very gratifying to find the Cambrian Railway Company are paying so much attention to the. improvement and decoration of this Station. The bridge from one platform to the other will be a great acquisition, and it is under- stood that it is to be of very elaborate design. Extensive new sidings are to be constructed at once which are urgently required to meet the great increase in traffic. There is some talk of extending the platforms so as to train and de-tram the large number of volunteers which appear to ii-lake Towyn their annual camping ground and for whose accom- modation greater tacilities are being prepared. Shooting ranges and shelters are being erected for their use. The Railway Station has been thoroughly overhauled, painted, and decorated in and outside, and it now looks as spick and span a- its courteous officers could wish it to be, and they appear to be very proud of it.
TOWYN AND PENNAL SCHOOL BOARD, TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH.-Pres,-nt: Rev J. O. Thomas, chairman; Rev R. Jones, vice-chair- man Rev R. Davies Messrs E. L. Rowlands, Pryse H. Hughes, clerk E. Richards, assistant clerk John Owen, attendance officer. Attendance Officer's Report. -The Attendance Officer's report was read and considered and tha usual orders given thereon. Attendance at the Schools for the Month..—Towyn Board School, total on the books. 163 average, 130-4 percentage, SO. Towyn National School, 93 71'5 75'7. Pennal Board School, 126; 103"3; 83. Bryncrug Board School, 135 116; 85-9. Aberdovey Board School, 170; 145 So 2. Aber- dovey National, 97 54 76. Regular Attendance at the School.—It was resolved that the headmasters be requested to furnish the names of all the children who have attended school for three years and one year without a break. Pupil Teacher for P< anaL^-llie Managers hav- ing failed to nominate a candidate, the matter was left in abeyance until the next meeting. Application for Increase oj Salary.— It was re- solved that as a general rule assistant teachers serving under the Board be paid at the rate of £ 40 per annum for the first four years of their service, the sum to be raised to f45 if their services are satisfactory to the Board and H.M. Inspector.—The application of Miss Jennie Jones for an increase of salary was further deferred. Resignation oj Assistant Tcach-r.—The resigna- tion of Miss Ellen Jones, assistant teacher at Towyn School, was read and accepted with regret and it was resolved to express the Board's ap- preciation of the good work done by Miss Jones during her period of service. Infant Teacller-Towun School.—It was resolved to advertise for a certificated infant teacher for Towyn School. The Board declined to alter their decision requiring the assistant teachers to reside at Bryncrug. Budding Committee.-A building committee con- sisting of the Rev R. Jones, vice-chairman, Rev R. Davies, Mr H. Evans, and the Clerk was appointed with instructions to inspect the dwelling bouses of the principal teachers of Towyn and Bryncrug.— Leave was granted the Assistant Teacher at Towyn School to attend certificate examination. The Headmaster of Pennal School complained of inability to use the main schoolroom on account of the heat-The Managc-rs were requested to look into the matter and to consider the question of erecting outside blinds. Concertat Ah"rdovey.—It was resolved that the Headmaster of Aberdovey School be thanked for getting up the successful concert mentioned in his letter of the 19th June. Aherdfjcey Evening School.— It was rssolved that the Headmaster be complimented upon the success- ful result of the evening school for last winter.