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TUWYN. COUNTY SCHOOL APPOINTMENT.—At a special meeting of the Governors of the Intermediate School held on Saturday, under the presidency of Mr H. Haydn Jones, Mr Derry Evans of the Uni- versity College of Wales, Aberystwyth, was ap- pointed assistant master at the School at a salary of £120 a year. OBITUARY.—On Saturday, the 1st day of this month, Mr Edward Edwards, Lower Faenol. died at the advanced age of eight-eight years. He had been ailing a little for some time, but the end came suddenly at last. The deceased had lived practically all his life at Faenol and was a Towynite to the core. He was just, fair, and dtterr;;imrd in all his ways he possessed a wonderful memory for dates and eveuts he could tell almost to the day when anything of importance had happened in the district of Towyn for the last eighty years. It is sad to think that such a record of events as his memory contained should be lost for ever. His memory was nou oiily exact, but his statements were given wiLl scrupulous regard to the truth and could always ba depended upon. He was buried at St. Cadvun's Churchyard on Wednesday, June 5th. The funeral was largely and respectfully attended. Of him iu can be truly said that a good man has gone to his rest. PRESENTATION.—Mr John Jones, ex postmaster, who only lately retired, was presented by the Corbett Lodge of Freemasons and a few privileged friends with his portrait in oil and a handsome gold watch on Tuesday evening, July 4:h. A com- plimentary dinner was given to Mr Jones at the same time at the Whitehall Hotel over which Mr J. Chidlaw Roberts presided. After the cloth had been removed, eulogistic speeches were made and several songs sang. One of the most pleasing features ef the evening was the rendering of the well-known song "Nancy Till" by the retired veteran postmaster. • He sang it with as much vigour and melody as characterised his singing fifty years ago and he was encored over and over again. Mr J. Chidlaw Boberts acted as accompanist to the ex-postmaster. It is very pleasing to find that Mr Jones goes into retirement full of vigour and good health and with the good wishes of ail his acquaintances. THE AGED ARE FALLING.—Those who have lived back in the time when the busy people who now constitute the working world were not born, are falling. Within the space of twelve days there have been buried at Towyn one of ninety-two years of age, one of eighty-eight, one of eighty-two, one of seventy-six, and one of seventy-two, making an average of eighty-four years. All these old people were in possession of their faculties to the last and what they could relate was wonderful to listen to. Some of them remembered, and indeed, had been working on the London and Birmingham railway when it was made. One could tell of the time when Towyn and Aberdovey were only connected by a narrow zigzag trackalong the skirts of the hills and when Aberdovey could not be entered from the Towyn side at high water during spring tides, because the sea came up to the very site upon which now stands the beautiful place called Craig- ydon. The veteran of ninety-two remembered the time when' Gwalia Towyn was a seaport. Ships came and went to the place during spring tides boats within his memory plied on Aberledlydan and Llynllyfrith the land from Pall Mall to the river Dysynni right down to the sea was then common. The poor man's cow, pig, gander, and drake grazed upon it. The town fuel in the shape of peat was obtained from these lands and there stood upon it not a single dwelling-house, but ague was rampant in the land. SALE OF WORK.—A sale of work was held at the Assembly Rooms, Towyn, on Friday and Saturday in aid of the Baptist Chapel building fund. The sale was under the patronage of Mr J. Corbett, Mr O. M. Edwards, M.P., Dr Bone, Mr J. Chidlaw Roberts, Mr H. Haydn Jones, J.P., Mr J. Hughes Jones, J. P,, and Principal T. F. Roberts, Aberyst- wyth. Owing to the wet weather, the attendance was not up to expectations. However, a sum of close upon f30 was realised. Mrs Principal Roberts opened the sale on Friday and on the proposition of Mr Pickering, seconded by the H. T. Williams, a vote of tuanks was accorded her. On Saturday Miss Pugh, Towyn, performed the opening cere- money and a vote of thanks was given her on the proposition of Principal Roberts, seconded by the Rev J. Griffiths. Entertainments and other amuse- ments were provided at intervals and these were under the direction of Mr Llewelyn Williams. Amongst those who took part were Miss May Roberts, Mies B. Hughes, Miss Evans, Miss Maggie Owen, and Mr Isaac Jones. The stallholders were-I, Mrs Pickering, assisted by Mrs Devereux Pugh, Misses M, K. Pickering, Jenny Jonea, and Mrs Rowlands 2, Mrs Griffiths, assisted by Miss Griffiths and others 3, Mrs Roberts, assisted by Mrs T. F. Roberts, Mrs Maurice Roberts, Miss Evans, Miss Phillips, and Miss E. J. Roberts 4, refreshment stall, Mrs Davies and Mrs Newberry. The fine art gallery was the production of the fertile brain of Professor Angus, Aberystwyth. The Management Committee con- sisted of the Revs J. Griffiths, J. Pickering, H. Williams, and Mr J. M. Roberts.

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