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t ABERAYRON. I t C.M. UNITE.—Ou Tnursday, July 6th. a large and representative committee meeting of the New Quay, Aberayron, and Llanm Sun lay school dis tricts was held at Llarurth. There were pre-ent Rev Joseph Jenkins, New Quay, voted to th char; Messrs T. P. Timothy. Dr Evans, Rev D O. Joms (New Quay), Rev J. Thickens, Alderman John M. Howell, Councillor J. R. Evans, Mr J. Robert?, Captain John William- of Abe-ayron. Mr r. R. Davies, C.M. (Llanoti), Mr 1 J. Rees, C.M., and Mr W. Evans. R.O. (Pennant), Messrs S. E. Davits, C.M., D. Jones, tailor, and John Williams whee.- wright (Aberarth). E. Owen (Fo-tfin), Rev 0. Jones, Mr "Rhys Rhys, Mr E. Lewis (Fronwilym), Mr Joe Jones (Pantycefnfach), Mr D Davies. Cefncoed- canol, of Llanartn, a..d ti.ru.- others whose iia.uts were not ascertameu. 1 he meeting had be;n called to select an identical programme of tuaes for the people covered by the three districts and to consider the advisability of uniting in one gymanfa for 1900, to mark tne close of the cec tury. Mr John R .ber s wis elected secretary. It was resolved to select one common program me and further that only one cymanfa be held for the three districts for the year 1900. It was resolved that the said cymanfa be heid at Aberayron on the first Wednesday in May and that Mr 0. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., be the conductor. The following were the tunes selected Gorpnwysfa, Eirinwg, Raven- dale, Gardd Gethesamn-, Cyufal, Dolwar, Gwledd, James-atreet, Gounod, Wesley, Braint Berlin (395), Balducci, Chant 44 (2): anthems. "AwD hyd Bethlehem," Dyddian Dyn sydd fel Glaswelltyn (Emlyn Evans) children's tunes, "Joyful," Nefoedd," "Gweddi Foreuol a Hwyrol," "Gwel Fanerau Dirwest, '• Dowch i Ysgol Sul," yw Gwawr y Myrdd Rhosyoau." Mr W. Thomas, Brynarfor, and Mr J. Roberrs, the respective Sf ere. taries of the New Quay and Aberayron musical festivals, were entrusted with the duty of issuing 1,300 books. It was resolved that the admission to the gymanfa be by free tickets. Mr W. Tnoma-1, Brynarfor, Dr Evans, and Alderman John M. Howell were elected presidents. An executive committee, to deal with further details, consisting of Messrs W. Thomas, T. P. Timothy, Rhys Rhy-, John M. Howell, and J. Roberts was app inted. AN ABERAYRON HOL-At St. Elvau's Mission Room, Cardiff, on Wednesday evening, the Rev W. R; Compton Davies,eldest son of Mr Thomas Davie", Compton House, of this town, was presented with a beautiful clock, pair of elaoorate brass candelabra, an illuminated address, a suite of library furniture, and a cheque by the pensioners of All Saints' in re- cognition of his labours amoog them as curate foreight years. There was also a handsome brass-mcunted inkstand from the members of the Band of Hope. The Rev A. E. H. Hyalop, vicar, presided ovrr a large attendance. The Vicar expressed deep regret at the loss the parish had sustamed in the prefer- ment of the Rev Compton Davies who had laboured well among them and had been most faithful and > diligent in his duties. lint was a parish of t peculiar difficulty, but Mr Davies overcame all obstacles. He had proved himself a competent preacher; an able writer, and a strong Church defender. Mr William Tnûma of Oakfield made the presentation. J he Rev Compton Davies, in acknowledgment of the gifts, deprecated the eulogies that had been associated with his name by the speakers. Much of what success he had achieved was due to the help and counsel of Vicar slop. He should value the presents very hignly in recollection of the happy years he had spent at All Saints'. He had a lot of work before him in hia new sphere in the proposal to build two churches and a vicarage, but though he should be busy he should always have a corner in his heart for his old and valued friends at Cardiff. (Applause.) The Chairman was pleased to say that the Rev Griffith Thomas had promised to come and work in that poor parish and give up his work in the Welsh Church. (Applause.) The Rev Griffith Thomas added a few observations and wished the Rev Compton Davies god-speed and every success The proceedings were closed with the singing of the doxolcgy. The induction of the Rev W. Rees Compton Davies, who was appointed vicar ot Mynyddislwyn on the death of the Rev John Griffiths, J.P., took place at Mynyddislwyn Parish Church on Tuesday. Archdeacon Bruce of Men- mouth conducted the ceremony.
ABERYSTWYTH. INTERMEDIATE CHOOL MANAGERS, FRI- DAY, JCLY 7TH.—Present: Mr George I.'avis, chairman, preiding; Mrs Jessy Williams, lice- chairman Mrs James (Dolybont), the Rev T. Levi, Professor T. Geoese, Messrs R. J. Jones, Rd. Richards (Gwartelin), Miss Maria Jones, Messrs John Evans, clerk Dd. Samuel, head- master and Miss Ewart, senior mistress. DRILL INSTRUCTOR. Sergeant Long wrote applying lor his salary to be increased from f5 tOt 10 a year. If he were paid at the rate of a half-penny per head he would only receive £:3 10s od per term. —Mr K. J. Jones proposed that the application should be referred to the Finnee. '^omtnittee.—The proposition was carried, it being stated that there were applicants for the vacant posts oa the staff who could teacd drilling and if one of th S'J applicants were appointed the appointment of Sergeant Long would have to be terminated. — Professor Genese Ycu would not let the appointment of a teactier turn on a question of- drill? — Mr Jont-s Certainly not. The Committee can cousider the whole question and report. APPLICATION. An application was received from a representa- tive of the British College Christian Union for per- mission to connect a water pipe with the water supply of the County School frciu July 29th to August 7th, it being the intention of the members of the Union to camp on the adjoining field on those days.—Mr R. J. Jones suggested that the Chairman and the Clerk should be empowered to grant the application psovided the Town Council offered no objection and that the Union made good any damage.—The suggestion was adopted. FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Clerk brought; up report of the Finance Committee recommending payment of bills amounting to f40 3s lOd, the purchase of appliances for the science and art section of the school, and of an ordnance map of the district.—Professor Genese thought the purchase of an ordnance map un- necessary. It was a luxury and he did not see the good of spending money on luxuries, having regard to the fact that there was no money to throw away. —The Clerk They might have a map of their own district as well as maps ot other districts.—Mr R. J. Jones and the Rev T. Levi concurred.—The report was adopted. MORE LIGHT EEDED. Mrs Jessy Williams oallei attention to the de- fective light in the drawing department of the School and suggested that a new window should be provided.—On the proposition of Mr R. J. Jones, the matter was referred to the Finance Committee. .-CIKNCK TEACHKR.SlIIP. The Finance Committee recommended that the following three candidates out of the thirty five who had sent in applications for the post of sconce teacher should be interviewed by the Managers before making the appointment :—Mr John H. Howell, B.A., B.Sc (Lond), 1st classhonours physics, formerly of the Old Bank School, Aberystwyth, assistant to Professor Genese at the U.C. W., Aber- ystwyth, also of E. E. Department, Kings College, London H. B. Milne, A.R.C S. (nearly forty S.R. certificates), of the Victoria Institute, Worcester and B. Jordan Smith, A.R.C.S., F.C.S., 1st class honours in chemistry (S.R. certificates), science master of the Endowed School, Longton. and formerly of Llandyssul County School.—Professor Genese said Mr Howell was a most competent and brilliant teacher.—It was stated that Mr Howell had only just returned from Zurich where he had been conducting research work.—Several members thought it unnecessary to interview the other can- didates and suggested the appointment forth- with of Mr Howell.—Mr Richards, however, favoured the recommendation of the Finance Com- mittee and the Chairman was of the same view.— In a further conversation, it was stated that Prin- cipal Roberts strongly recommended the appoint- ment of Mr Howell.—Professor Genese said he was prepared to move his appointment that day.—It having been proposed and seconded that Mr Howell should be appointed at a salary of £120 a year provided his health was satisfactory, the Chairman moved an amendment that the three candidates recommended should be interviewed.— Mrs James seconded the amendment.—The Chair- man, Mrs James, and Mr R. J. Jones voted for the amendment and Professor Genese, Mrs Williams, Mr Richards, and the Rev T. Levi voted for the proposition which was thereupon declared earried. ASSISTANT MISTRESS SHIP. The Finance Committee recommended that the following five candidates out of eighty candidates for the post of assistant mistress (salary £50) should be interviewed by the Managers :—Miss Katherine M. Green, L L.A. (St Andrews), Miss Edith M. Theobald, B.A. (London). Miss S. I. Morgan (Camb. Higher), Miss S. E. Thomas (Lond. matric. 1st division), Aberystwyth, and Miss A. Torode (Camb Higher).—Mrs James thought the applicant with the highest qualifications should be appointed. —Professor Genese said the Managers should avoid being charged with favouritism.—Mrs Williams and Mrs James, Misa Jones, and Professor Genese were in favour of interviewing Miss Green and Miss Theobald only, but Mr R. J. Jones and the Rev T. Levi, Mr Richards, and the Chairman thought the other candidates including the local applicants should be interviewed.—The Senior Mistress said Miss Green and Miss Theobaldcould give instruction in drilling.—The Rev T. Levi We must have one who understands Welsh. (Laughter.)—Una divi- sion, three propositions being put up, it was agreed on the casting vote of the ChairaDco to interview Miss Green, Miss Theobald, Miss S. M. Morgan, and Miss S. E. Thomas. ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP EXAMIN ATION. The Governors appointed Mrs Jessy Williams and Mr Richards as the representatives of the Managers in the capacity of superintendents at the annual entrance scholarship examination to be ield shortly at the school. PUPILS FROM THE ENVIRONS. H Mrs James drew attention to the proposal which j j Mrs Humphreys-Owen had brought before the Montgomeryshire County Governing Body to write to the Chanty Commissioners asking them to con- sent t) the scheme being amended in its relation to fees, with the view of charging pupils at the county schools from outside the county which the school was situated the actual cost of their education. This would mean a considerable increase in the fees of pupils outside the district, if it was carried intc effect. For instance the twelve pupils attending Machynlleth County School from Brrth and district would have to piy considerably more than they paid at present and she (Mrs James) suggested that the Managers of the Aberystwyth School should do all they could in the future to cater for pupils from the district of Borth. At p- sent the railway service was incon- venient, and she thought the Governors should ap- proach the Railway Company with a view to alter- ing the times of the local trains so as to meet with he rs quirernent of any pupils from the district of Borth.—The Headmaster said it would be ruina- tion to some of the county schools of Montgomery- shire if the propcsal of Mrs Owen was adopted. be adopted.— The Chairman and Mr R. J. Jones approved the suggestion of Mrs James and it was agreed to place the matter on the agenda for the next meeting- Th- Governors then rose. RURAL DISTMCT COUNCIL, MONDAY, JULY Mr John Morgan, vice-chair- man, presiding; the Rev John Davies and Mr F. Jones, Caelanymaesmawr Messrs Lewis Richards and John Morgan, Cwmrheidol; W m. Morris, Cyfoethyhrenin; P.O. Jones, Henlly3 \Y. A. Miller, Issayndre R. Jenkins, Llancyn- felin;*Evan Richards, Llanfihangel Lower; E. J. Evans, Llangwyryfon Daniel Morris, UaD. ilar; Evan Lewis, Llanfihangel Haminiog; David Lloyd, Vaenor Lower; Hugh Hughes, clerk; D. Davies, assistant clerk the surveyors, and the Inspector. LL INBADARX WATER WORKS. A letter was read from the architect, Mr George Jones, certifying that the work in connection with the water supply had been completed, having been carried out in a manner very crtdi able to the Con- tractor (Mr William Edwards). — It was agreed to pass the amount due to the Contractor, £ 661 (in- cluding £35 5s extras), on the proposition of Mr W. A. Miller, seconded by the Rev J. Davies.— The following letter from the Town Clerk was read:—"The application of the Aberystwyth Rural District Council for permission to connect the water supply to private houses at Llanbadarn has been considered by the Town Council at their meeting held on the 14th inst., and a resolution was passed that no connection be allowed except those included in the scheme which was sanctioned by the Council and approved by the Local Govern- ment Board and the Borough Surveyor was in- structed to cut eff any private supply made forth- with." NEW BRIDGES. Mr E. J. Evans brought up the report of the Committee appointed to visit a spot near Llan. gwyryfon where a bridge is wanted. He said Mr Loxdale had intimated that he would be glad to supply the stones for the bridge. Mr Charles Davies was willing to undertake the work for £25 provided the Council became responsible for the cartage. Mr Evans added that farmers in t e dis- trict had promised to do the haulage of 9tones.— Mr Evan Richards said there was a real necessity for abridge.—The matter was adjourned, the Com- mittee to make enquiries by the next meeting and ascertain exacdy what the parish would do in the matter and bring in an estimate.—A letter was read from Mr J. E. James in reference to the pro- I posed bridge at Melindwr, stating that he would undertake to collect £15 towards the expense and guarantee that the greater part of the haulage would be done free of charge.—Mr W. A. Miller, Mr Evan Richards, Mr Lewis Richards, and others spoke of the necessity for having a bridge built here and it was decided that the Surveyor should submit an estimate of the cost at the next meeting.—The District Surveyor subnitted tenders for the building of a bridge over the Clettwr.—It was agreed to ask local tirms to send tenders, on the proposition of Mr Miller, and to hold a special meeting for the purpose of deciding the matter. AN APPLICATION. A letter was read from Mr J. Morgan, Pyllau- uchaf, Llanfihangel y-Creuddyn, asking permission to deepen a gutter across the road in order to use it for conveying water from his water wheel to the meadows.—Mr E. R chards, proposed, and Mr E. Joces seconded that permission be granted. LLANCYNFELIN WATER STPPLY. Mr Richard Jenkins asked the Clerk whether he would make out a list of the expenses incurred in connection with the Llancynfelin water supp'y with a view to their being charged upon the con- sumers as had been done in other districts ?—The Clerk said he would submit a list at the next meeting. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector presented his monthly report which was dealt with. He said nothing had been done towards remedying the s'ate of a house at Alltgechymynydd. It was stated that the house was in a bad state and belonged to a certain com- pany.—The Inspector was instructed to serve a final notice.—A matter in connection with Borth was mentioned in the report which the Council decided to dead with in private owing to the possi- bility of the interests of the place as a health resort being injured by publicity.—The Chairman said if there was anything the matter at Devil's Bridge or Ponterwyd it was always reported.On the proposition of Mr Miller, a comrdttee was appointed to look into the question of the water supply of Waunfawr. • NEW BriLDINCS. A building committee being rendered necessary by the adoption of new bylaws dealing with new buildings, the following were appointed :—Messrs David Lloyd, Charles Davies, W. A. Miller, W. Morris, J. Morgan, Richard Jenkins, and Richard James.—The Cuuncil then rose. TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. THE SHEDS QUESTION. SITE FOR A MARKET HALL. THE HORN-BLOWING NUISANCE. MR HOPKINS'S LEASE. HARBOUR COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Harbour Committee was held cn Monday evening, there be- ing present Mes-rs Robert Doughton, in the chair Peter Jones, D. C. Roberts (mayor), Captain Doughton, R. Peake, Evan Hugh James, J. P. Thomas, and Isaac Hopkins A. J. Hughes, town clerk H. L. Evans, borough accountant Re Jones, borough surveyor Dr Thomas, medical officer; and James Evans, sanitary inspector.—A letter was read from the Nobel Explosives Company with reference to a complaint by the Council of a breach of the bylaws said to have been committed by the master of the company's steamer" Marmion." Presuming the offence to be the discharging of cer- tain explosives on the 26th May without waiting for the attendance of the Harbour Master, the matter had already been reported to them and the master had been censured for his conduct. It had been pointed out to him that his orders required from him the most implicit compliance with the rules and bylaws of every port which he might visit and that the prospect of delay to his steamer (his excuse in the present case) would not in any case be accepted. They safely assured the Council that no such breach of regulations would be committed in future.—The Committee considered the explanation satisfactory. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Public Works Committee was held on Monday evening under the presidency of Alderman Peter Jcnes, when Mr D. C. Roberts said he understood that the,read at Plas Crug was to be widened but the Surveyor said if it was done the summer crop would be lost of the land to be taken in.—Mr D. C. Roberts added that the town lost the advantage of having the roadway widened for the summer.— Captain Doughton asked if the steam roller could not be taken over the western part of the town ? High-street, Vulcan-place, Prospect-place, and St. Michael's-place were in a very bad state and it was now in the height of the summer.—The Chairman asked if St. Michael's-place should be done now as it was contemplated widening that road?—Captain Doughton said that did not affect the road or the streets in the other places mentioned. The Gas Company had been cutting up the streets and now was the time to take the steam roller over the streets.—Mr D. C. Roberts said that repairs were wanted and that it would be well to take the roller over even for a short time.—The Chairman said that whatever expense was incurred it could be recovered from the Gas Company. — Captain Doughton did not know if the Council had ever been re-imbursed for what Mr Wm. Thomas called attention to when he was a member'of the Council. —The Chairman said the Council wanted the Com- pany to pay for a certain number of years on the basis of two years expenditure and he did not know whether the Council could enforce it in that form.— Captain Donghton stuck to his point and asked that the roller should be taken over the streets in the western part of the town before the end of the season and the Chairman said the Surveyor would see to it. —Mr Isaac Hopkins said it was adv isable that the street should be widened near the Ysgoldy, but the Chairman said that had better be left for a while as it involved a question of the conditions under which the place was held from the Council.—Mr Robert Doughton said there was a space in the Churchyard which had never been buried in and if it could be added to the Castle Grounds it would be a public advantage. — The Chairman said it had been taken from the Castle and never used and the Town Clerk believed he was right in saying that it had never been conse- crated.—The Chairman humorously believed that Mr Doughton was a great authority on ecclesiasti- cal law and might be able to answer the question. Dr Thomas, the medical officer, presented his report for the quarter ended June which gave a list of notices served, including one in respect of a house unfit for habitation. Scarlet fever cases existed up to May, since which time the town had been free from it. the common lodging-houses were in excellent order and the slaughter-house was well kept. The birth rate for the quarter was 231 per 1,000 on 7,971, 25 on 6,695, and 21*6 on 8,500 population including visitors and the death rate 125 on 8,500, excluding 4 deaths among strangers, and 14'9 on 6,69.5. The death rate was therefore favourable one. Meteorological reports weresupplied to the Cambrian Rail«\,>ys and to Mr Hall for the Press Association. — IM r, ply to Captain Doughton, Dr Thomas said ti at weather forecasts were not paid for when they were not received. So much was paid for each U It gram. — The Chairman thought the report a favourable one. — Captain Doughton asked a question as to the mortality among infants and Dr Thomas said it was somewhat higher than that for the previous quarter and the Chairman said the number was seven under one year.—Mr D. C. Roberts said thtre were more women in the county than men, but lie was pleased to see that as fir as Aberystwyth was concerned it contributed to the population about ",U tqual proportion of the sexts, which remark lid to the Mayor being chaffed a little on his celibacy.— In reply to a question, the Inspector said he had now inspected all the houses in the town.—The Mayor, in looking ever the Inspector's books, said that some people complied with the notices to abite nuisances and do ri-pairs while others did not and, though the Council desired to mete out equal treatment to all, there was a feeling of dissatisfac- tion.—The Chairman agreed in thinking that the Council should enfTce its notice", and the To.vn Clerk saying general AUCnciity could be given to prosecute where there was default, it was agreed to recommend that such general authority should be given by the Council aud that it should be put in force in every ca-e where there was default in complying with the notices,—The Chairman asked the Inspector if he had done anything in the way of inspecting under Trefechan bridge ? Members of the Council happened to be there and found the condition of tne place anything but satisfactory and desired the Inspector to find the offenders.— The Inspecter replied that he had been round cautioning the people.—The Mayor said the In- spector must give great attention to matters of that sort if theiewere to be put a stop to. The Inspector must follow the matter up and devote time to it.—The Chairman concurred and said the Inspector must combine the offices of amateur detective and sanitary inspector. Those things looked to be really worse than they were.—The Surveyor said he would take away the old tins.— The Chairman said there had been a night inspec- tion of water waste with the result that there had been several detections of waste. In the aggregate there had been thirty,two notices, thirty of which had been complied with.—The Sur- veyor said there was plenty of water and the lake on Plynlymon was full to overflowing. If there was no rain this summer, there was enough water in the lake and reservoir to supply townspeople and visitors. — Plans for Messrs Hoskfng and Miller and for Mr Hugh Oliver were approved.—The Sur- veyor then said Parties are putting up structures on their premises without giving due notice to the Council.—The Chairman: With leases ?—The Surveyor Putting up structures.—The Chair- man But there are clauses in your new leases.— The Surveyor I mean in contravention of the bylaw, which ?ays that every party who puts up a new building must give notice to the Council and submit plans.—The Chairman But with regard to the Corporation estate you have a clause in the lease.—The Surveyor Yes, but I do not go upon that.—The Chairman Even in Mr Arwood's leases there is a clause, and there is a clause in the new leases.—The Surveyor I will mention what I have in view. Mr Hall of Plynlymon House has put up a large building at the back of hi- house lately and he cannot have done it in ignor ance of the bylaws. It is a large building and he has given no notice. Whether it is worth while considering I do not know. I have called Mr Hall's attention to it.—The Chairman It would apply generally.—The Surveyor But that ia the one now.—Mr Isaac Hopkins Are there any similar buildings put up at the back of other houses in the same locality without notice or plans ?—The Surveyor Well, I give you now that one instance.—The Chairman Perhaps you will see Mr Hughes (the town clerk) without particularizing and see what legal authority is vested in the Council and the application of the same. —Captain Doughton I always understood you could put up any kind of shed on Corporation property.—The Surveyor The bylaws apply to all property.—The Town Clerk The Corporation has no greater advantages or privileges than an ordin ary owner. The bylaws are applicable to all pro- perty—Mr J. P. Thomas: Freeholders?—The Town Clerk They apply to all.—The Chairman In regard to Corporation property, the leases for the past thirty years say G building is to be erected without the consfnt of the Council.—Captain Doughtou The question is simply this. Can they do as they like—put up buildings as they think proper? —The Town Clerk; No, sir.—Captain Doughton Styeral times since I have been on the Council applications have been made for cousent to put up sncds at the back. I can mention several cases now.—The Town Clerk It is quite compe- tent as long as they do not infringe auy bylaw. The Corporation cannot on its own propt-ry allow a lessee, to infringe a bylaw.— Cap'ain Doughton Suppose there are two houses close together and tne oc upier of one puts up a shtd which takes off the view or something of the other, is he allowed to do it by the Council ?—The T wn Clerk As far as view is concerned, there is no legal obstruction, hut if you interfere with another person's light that opens up another question—light or air. That would be a matter between the tenants The Corporation would only say, WTe have uo objec. tion."—Captain Doughton Yes, but I have seen it done in the Council to the Surveyor to go and see whether it is an obstruction to another party although the other party did not complain. — The Chairman He has his rights as owner of the property. In regard to Corporation property yon have a clause that persons must submit plans for any additions or alterations.—The Town Cleik Then it would be a proper thIng before you granted leave to one person's property to see that you did not prejudice another person's property.—The Mayor Quite apart from that, ia reference to any building, freehold or otherwise, do our bylaws or Public Health Act require pbns to be submitted ? —The Town Clerk Yes.—Th- Mayor Then the Council can only raise one objection to that—that it interferes with the bylaw. But in the other case we can object as ownersof the property.—The Chairman: \Yith regard "to the Corporation estate there is a dual authority—the authority of the local authority and the authority of the owner.—Mr Isaac Hopkins In the last two or three years there are two-wheel coaches with ladies and gentlemen regularly and little stables are wanted at the back in which to keep them. There are dozens of them raised all over the town without the cousent of the Council, but they are only temporary wood and zinc sheds. Mr Peake But that does not make it legal.—Mr Hopkins But if you are going to stop one you must stop all.-The Surveyor We don't want to stop, but to bring the matter before the Council. —Mr Thomas With reference to alterations, suppose a person wishes to alter a win- dow, being a tenant of the Corporation, can he put in a new window ?—The Town Clerk He cannot convert a plain flat window into a bay window, but there is nothing to prevent him altering the size of the panes of glass. He cannot alter the main walls, party walls, or anything in a structural sense which will really alter the character of the house.—The Chairman No external alterations. The Chairman Then with regard to more general application, let the Surveyor confer with the Town Clerk and bring in a report.—Mr Thomas Has this shed in question been up long ?—The Chair- man I mean apart from any particular case. It is well to dissociate ourselves from any particular case. If you have been lax in the past The Mayor It is necessary that you should inform people. They do not know.—The Chairman One is liable to forget. If the Snrvevor brings in a re- port and it is made public it will be for the guid- ance of people and they cannot plead ignorance. Mr Isaac Hopkins From this time out ?-1.he Chairman Yes. The Snrveyor will present it in the form of a report.—Mr D. C. Roberts: We must apply it the same to everyone.—The Chair- man Yes.—The Committee then rose. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Committee was held on Tuesday, there being present Mr E. P. Wynne, chairman Mr D. C. Roberts, mayor Mr C. M. Williams, Mr T. E. Salmon, Mr Peter Jones, Mr John Jenkins, Mr R. J. Jones, Mr H. L. Evans, borough accountant, and Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor.—The Chairman stated that the oyster seller who was refused by the Council permission to hawk oysters on the Terrace and beach had gone to the beach and took rather a high stand to the effect that he ought not to be stopped while other people were allowed to hawk shrimps and shellfish and other things about the Terrace.—The Town Clerk was directed to take proceedings at once against the oyster hawker and to report to the Council in regard to other matters.— The Chairman called attention to the report of P.S. Phillips on the case of a charabanc being taken all over the towa on the pretence of calling at houses for passengers and remarked that P.S. Phillips said that the offence had not been repeated. There were, however, great complaints about another proprietor. The Chairman also called at tention to the unmitigated nuisance caused to the inhabitants of the town by the incessant blow ing of horns by persons on charabancs and other vehicles. He stated that some years ago the Council put a stop to the ringing of bells about the streets and the blowing of horns, but now horns were blown about the streets all day long —The Town Clerk said the blowing of horns was prohibited by the bylaws passed by the Home Secretary under the Corporation Act.—Mr Salmon said the Council should adhere to the resolu- tion already pased and carry it out.—The Chairman said there might be no objection to blow- ing a hom when rounding a corner but it was wholly unnecessary to keep up the blowing of horns the whole length of the Terrace.—Mr Peter Jones said the Council might ask the Chief Constable to instruct his men to co-operate with the Inspector, who could not be all over the town at once, in the matter of horn blowing and he would go further and say that complaints of that kind ought to be reported direct to the Town Clerk and that he should be authorised to institute proceedings at I once. He might add that touting in Terrace-road was now worse than ever it had been. The Council prohibited touting by the owners of boats and donkeys, but in Portland- road and Terrace-road a person could not go by without having half-a-dozen persons thrust- ing cards into his hands—The Town Clerk said there Would be no harm in once again telling the owners of the vehicles of the power of the Council to cancel licences. — Mr Peter Jones said he saw a case the other day where a person had been fined for doing a thing similar to that complained of and the fine meant deprivation of that person's licence. If cancellation of licence followed conviction under the regulations at Aberystwyth, it would be an effective way of dealing with the matter.—The Town Clerk suggested that he should again write saying that if the regulations I ere not observed licences would be witnheld. —Mr Wynne asked if a report would be supplied to the Council, but Mr Peter Jones said the Inspec'.or ought to rep rt direct to the Town Clerk who would at once in stitute proceedings when he was satisfied there was evidence to justify proceedings, and Mr D. C Roberts said the thing ought to act mechanically. —It was unanimously agreed that the couise sug gested should be adopted and followed strietly up. FINANCE COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Tuesday evening, Mr C. M. Williams presiding and the membtrs mentioned above being present.—The Chairman read a letter from the Gas Company asking for a renewal of the site of the Gasworks for building purpeses. The Company were anxious to remove to the new site before the seven years allowed by the Act and were anxious to erect on the site offices and show rooms. The Company held the lease of the front for an un- expired term of fifty-one years.—Mr Peter Jones said that the late Mr Thomas occupied the dual position of town clerk and clerk to the Gas Com- pany. The Council agreed that the lease of the frontage should be for the unexpired term of the other property heid under the lease, but the deed gave a lease for seventy-five years. As, however, buildings were not put on the land of equal value to the land, it was a question who ther the Municipal Corporations Act did not apply and the Council had no power to grant a lease for seventy-five In his opinion he did not know a more suitab'e site for a market, as an entrance could be made from the bridge and from Smithfield-road. Land would also be required in that locality fcr the Devil's Bridge railway. He therefore suggested that the property should be scheduled for the pur- poses of a market.—Mr Salmon was in favour of having a market there if the marktt could be erected at once. He did not believe in scheduling property and delaying the matter indefinitely.— Mr R. J Jones said the Gas Company was in pus- session of the frontage, and had been tince 1875 under a lease given under the seal of the Corpora- tion and the signature of the Mayor. — The Town Cler aid the Council having no power to graut a seventy-five years under the circumstances the lease would be invalid but it would be a question whethelr. the Company would not have an action against the Council for any loss the Company might have sustained by reason of the Council hav ing granted an illegal lease.—Mr Peter Jones said in thai regard the fact that Mr W. H. Thomas was town clerk and clerk of the Gas Company would have to be taken into consideration.—Mr R. J. Jones hoped that Mr Peter Jones did uot imply that Mr W. H. Thomas made a wrong use of his position, because he had mentioned the fact twice very determinedly.—Mr Peter Jones said he stated the fact and allowed every man to draw his oAD inference. He did not say Mr Thomas did anything wrong.—Mr R. J. Jones said the Gas Company in- tended building on the frontage, but could not well do anything until the Council decided as to the other portion. They would be able to put up a building and block the way into the back portion. The Company must have a town office and a show room.—Mr Peter Jones believed that, too, would be a mistake as there would have to be a way into the back.—Mr Salmon said the Gas Company me', the Council reasonably and thought the Council should meet the Gas Company reasonably. There seemed to be a certain amount of pr, judice against the Company.—Mr C. M. Williams denied that there was any prejudice.— Mr D. C. Roberts saul the difficulty which always presented itself when a market was talked about was the cost of a site. Therp were several suitable places for a market, but there always arose in respect of them the difficult question of the ccst of purchase. In those circumstances, could not the Council retain the site of the present gas works for the purpose ? If, however, the Council decided io let it for building sites, he thought the present occupiers should have the first chance of renewal as was done in all other cases under the Corporation. He would say that if the Council were likt-ly" to want it for a market it would not be right to grant renewal because if the lease were once renewed the expense of purchase would be immense.—Mr Salmon said the present lessees had an unexpired term of fourteen years, but the Chairman remarked that the Council could enter inta negotiations with the Company for the purchase of the remainder of the lease.-—Mr D. C. Roberts said there was no reason why the Corpora- tion Should not exchange a site for offic-s and show rooms somewhere else in the town. — Mr R. J. Jones Quite so. We only desire to know the intentions of the Corporation in order to know our position. An pngineer will be here to-morrow to prep'trfr. plans for the new works.—The Chairman said the Company could not have any extension of the present site whereas the Corporation could ex- tend the site largely having land adjoining in haad. -i\1r Peter Jones suggested that an arrangement might he made with the Gas Company whereby they would retain half the present frontage and take an equivalent portion to the other half frontage in the of the retained frontage, thus enabling them to erect suitable and convenient offices and show rooms and not a narrow building along the strip of frontage,—^Mr Salmon remarked that if the Council meant business. he was quite willing to see the place retained for a market, because a public market was one of the great needs of the town. He, therefore, would second Mr Peter Jones's proposition that the site should be scheduled for that purpose. At the same time, if the site was not required for a market place preference should be given the Gas Company in renewal.— The proposition having been unanimously agreed to, the Chairman said there was the question of the re- newal of Mr Hopkins's lease, but he did not know whether it was not too late to consider it that night.—Mr Peter Jones suggested an extension of hours and Mr R. ». Jones said it was only just eight o'clock and the Committee had sat later than that on previous occasions.—The Chairman said the first thing if the Committee were prepared toconsidn- the matter was to visit the premises. M r Salmon said he had visited the premises,, but the Chairm m said the Committee could not recognize unofficial visits.—Mr Salmon retorted that it seemed as if the Chairman put every obstacle in the way of Mr Hopkins's application, but this the Chairman denied, adding that the Committee had been willing to deal with Mr Hopkins's application in the same way as they deal with all other applications. The Committee, however, had been waiting for years for an answer to a question put to x\Ir Hopkinp. That answer had only recently been received. Even the last letter to his mind was not satis factory.—At the request of members, the letter was read which was reported in the last Council's report and was conditional on the terms of 1895 being quoted.—The Chairman, continuing, con- tended that those terms were quoted on the under- stand that Mr Hopkins was the owner of the work- shop at the corner, whereas Miss Lewis of Llan- rhystyd or Llanon was the owner, and that the terms were lower than they otherwise would have been because a concession was made to Mr Hopkins in consequence of the Council being allowed to raise the roadway in front and at the side of the shop. In fixing the 1895 terms the Council acted on the give-and-take principle.—Mr Peter Jones and Mr D. C. Roberts thought that the lease should be renewed tor Mr Hopkins 00 the 1895 terms, because the Council had agreed in certain cases of reversionary leases and where through no fault of their own the lessees could not take up the leases till that matter was decided, to renew on the terms quoted when the application was originally made. Both Mr Peter Jones and Mr D. C. Roberts argued, putting the point more than once, that the Council raised the road and got what they wanted, and therefore in effect Mr Hopkins, standing in the place of the owner, was entitled to concession if any concession had been made.—The Chairman pointed out that the owner had made no objection to the roadway being raised and asked for no concession. —Mr R. J.Jones remarked that the terms quoted for Mr Hopkins were the same as those quoted for the adjoining houses but this the Chairman denied. It was also well known, he added, that Mr. Hopkins's house was of greater value than the rate- able value on which the quotation for renewal in 1895 was made.—Mr R. J. Jones said that it was not rated at a higher value, but the Chairman said the Council had nothing to do with the rating. They could not go below the rating, but they had power to go above if the place was not adequately rated. —Mr Peter Jones urged the Chairman to grant renewal on the terms quoted. The Council had got what they wanted in having the roadway raised and the claim in regard to the site opposite with- drawn. Thereforelet theCommittee grant renewal on the terms quoted and have an end to it once and for all. That was a consummation much desired by all the members.—The Chairman did not know that it was much desired by him. If the Council, he added, were going to revert to the original terms they should give Mr. Hopkins JE35 for allow- ing the alteration to the roadway.—Mr R. J. Jones said that Mr Hopkins did not wish, be- cause he was a member of the Council, to have the £3., but he was willing for the Corporation to do the work themselves.—The Chairman said the Council had no right to give Mr Hopkins jE30 or JE40. It was, however, no use discussing the mat- ter further on thab occasion, but he would discuss it elsewhere.—Mr Peter Jones again urged that the Corporation had got everything they wanted, for which they quoted the original terms.—The Chairman said that he must rule that the Com- mittee must visit the premises and see what con- ditions should now be attached, but Mr Peter Jones pointed out that if the lease was to date from 1895 Mr Hopkins would have to pay the in- creased rent to the Corporation as from that date, as had been done in other cases, and if that was done he should have renewal on the conditions which were r. quired when the terms were quoted. If there were repai. s necessary since the Couucil had power to require them under the conditions of the new lease.—After further discussion, in which the arguments reported pro and con were several times repeated, Mr Salmon moved that the base should be renewed on the 1895 terms and conditions, whereupon the Chairman said he would rule that trie Committee could not give the same conditions, but that first of all the premises mu-t be vi-ited. — Mr Salmon said the Chairman could not rule to th,t e.ffi ct. The Commi t-e visited the premises at the time the original temns aud conditions were given.—Mr Peter Jones again contended that the conditions required at the time the base was renewed from should be the couoi- tions now required but the Chairman, on the other hand, contended that in all cases of renew ed application it was the practice of the Committee to revisit. — Mr D. C. Roberts contended that Mr Hopkins's application was not a fresh applica ion aud that in cases of reversionary leases where re- newal had not been taken up through no fault of 'he lessee's, the Couucil hact not cancelled terms quoted as they had done in cases where the lessees were in a position to renew aud had not done so.— Fnrther discussion, in which all the arguments pro and con were again gone over, and ultimately the Chairman said he must rule that as the terms had been cancelled by resolution of the Council the premises must be again visited in orler to sea what, ponditions should be attached to renewal. It was his duty, he m;d, to see that the same thing was done in all cases. He was willing, he added, to retire from the cha r at any time if the Committee desired it.—Mr Salmon said the Chairman wan'ed to place ohstac'es in the way of renewal of Mr Hopkins's lease; Mr D. C. Roberts said the Com- mittee did not agree with the Chairman's ruling; aud Mr Wynne remarked that Mr Williams was not the whole Committee; Mr D. C. Robeits a tdirg that the Chairman's luiing did not apply, as Mr Salmon's proposition was that the original tf rms and conditions should be granted. Therefore it was not a new application.—Mr Peter Jones also pointed ouc that the proposition was a matter out- side procedure and therefore outside the ruling of the chair. The Committee were therefore in a position to rec mmend the renewal of the lease on the original terms and conditions.—The Chairman said it was an extraordinary proposition but Mr D. C. Roberts pointed out that the Committee w, r2, if they were so disposed, entitled to adopt extraordinary propositions.—The Chairman said that was the course he intendtd adopting, but the Committee could appoint arother chairman if it liked.—Mr D. C. Roberts thought the Chairrmn ought to put the proposition to the meeting.—The Coairman declined to do so and said that other places had been visited. The Committ,pp must treat every person alike.—Mr D. C. Roberts replied that if the Committee desired to tr-at people differently that was not a ma ter for which the Chairman would be solely responsible. The responsibility would fall on the whole com- mittee.—Mr Salmon Surely, Mr Chairman, yeu are not going to be obstinate.—The Chairman replied that it was not obstinacy. It was wh >t he 'had done before and was what he was going to do then. Mr Peter Jones could put the proposition. but he would not do SOJ—Mr D. C. Roberts said it was Mr Williams's Juty to put a proposition from the chair whether he agreed with it or not. — The Chairman said he was clearly of opinion that the premises ought to be visited. He should not put the proposition from the chair. It was, however. quite open for the iCommittee to elect any other chairman to put it to the meeting. He thought it was out of order and, as far as he was concerned, the meeting was at an end.— Mr Salmon I propose that Alderman Jones takes the chair.—The Chairman I say that no one cin take the chair as the meeting is at an end.—Mr Peter Jones Oh, we have not sung the Doxology yet. (Laughter.) The Committee have the power, if they desire it, to act and can appoitlt a chair- man.—Mr Salmon It is ridiculous that one mem- ber of the Committee should ignore everything that is done to-night. Because you don't agree with it you say that the meeting is at an end. It if most unreasonable.—The Chairman then put on his hat and took a seat away from the table at the same time saying, Members of the Press, the meeting is at au end."—Mr Salmon How is it at an end? You have no power to dissolve a com- mittee.—The Chairman The chairman has a right to dedue when a meeting is at an end.-l\1r Salmon We have decided the question.—The Chairman You cannot decide it to night.—Mr Salmon It is most unreasonable. — Mr John Jenkins here left the room, it being about nine o'clock.—Mr Salmon (to the Chairman) It is coming to something that you should have the sole monopoly to say what shall be done and what shall not be done. —Mr R. J. Jones said the Council had asked Mr Hopkins to waive all claims. Mr Hopkins had waived a 1 claims with great hesitaLioll and that was the only reason fot"oot granting him rene\\ a1. He (Mr Jones) was sick and tired of the matter and thought it was playing with words. He thought the Council were partial There was no question about that. Mr Hopkins attended a meet- ing and by word withdrew all claims, but the Chairman was not satisfied with that. It must, be in writing. Mr Hopkins then put it in writing and still the Chairman was not satisfied. He thought the Chairman was going too far.—Mr Wynne sug- gested that the matter should be placed on the agenda for the next Council meeting and the Com- mittee broke up about nine o'clock. FOOTBALL CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the Aberystwyth Football Club was held at the Town Hall on Friday night, .when there was a large gathering of young men of the town, with the hon. sec., Mr T. H. Edwards.. aud the sec., Mr W. Jones. Councillor R. J. Jones was elected to the chair. Copies of the balance sheet were distributed. It showed that the tota! receipts, including the gate money, which amounted to jE142 10s 3d, was £2í3 4s lOd. Among the items of expenditure were the expenses iu connection with away matches guarantees and half-gates to visiting teams £9-1, the total expenditure being 6d. The SECRETARY said they had made a profit on the season's working of jE16 19s OJ:, but when they came to make up the balance sheet they found that with the rent that was due add an old debt outstanding at the bank of £21 lis,' there was a total deficit of £58 14s 6d. The gate receipts last year were £100 less than the previous year.—Mr r. H. EDWARDS said although it looked rather bad, he saw no reason why they should bow down their heads and say die. If they worked all togethar aud went at it with a will they would very soon wipe off that debt. (Hear, hear.) They were not the only club in Wales with a large deficit. A year or two ago Wrexham had a balance against them at the end of the season of about £100. This they got rid of by twenty gentle men undertaking to wipe it off. They were not going perhaps to ask anybody to do that, but he believed they would be able to devise some means of doing away with the debt. (Applause.) As they knew the Club was now taking upon it- self heavier responsibilities than it had ever undertaken before—(hear, hear)—but with the good matches they would have he thought that they wDuld create greater enthusiasm next season than had been felt during the previous existence of the Club. (Cheers.) The balance sheet was adopted on the proposi- tion of Mr E. JENKIN DAVIES, seconded by Mr XV M. PRICE. Mr T. H. EDWARDS proposed the election of the Earl of Lisburne as president, observing that his Lordship had always been a great supporter and took the keenest interest in the welfare of the Club. (Applause.) Mr ED. EDWARDS seconded the proposition which was agreed to. Mr George Davis was unanimously re-appointed treasurer. Mr T. H. EDWARDS said Mr Davis had intended once resigning the position, but when he heard of the deficit, he said he would not desert them while they were in that position. (Cheers). On the proposition of Mr W. PRICE, seconded by Mr HERITAGE, Mr W. Jones was reappointed secretary. The appointment of committees was then pro- ceeded with. Mr JACK THOMAS said every year after the ap- pointments were made it was said that only a certain element was elected on the committees. He hoped they would speak up in time that year instead cf complaining after all was over. He had been on the General Committee for some years and he could say that they did their duty honestly and with the best of their ability. (Hear, hear.) He would be pleased to give up his.position, but he would always continue to do his best for the Club. (Applause.) It was then decided that nine should form the General Committee, three the Emergency Com- mittee, and five the Match Committee. The fol- lowing were elected on the Match Committee :— Messrs T. H. Edwards, J. C. Rea, Jack Thomas, E. J. Davies, and A. J. Hughes. Mr JACK THOMAS hoped Mr Rea would attend the meetings of the Committee this year. He had not done so last season. Mr REA said he was sorry that an old sore had been opened. He had not attended last year's meetings for a certain reason. However, his interest in the Club's welfare was as great off the Committee as on it and he would do his utmost next season, provided they all worked harmoniously for the good of the Club. (Cheers.) The other committees were appointed as follows: —General Committee: Sergeant Farrow. Messrs W. Price, John Barson, C. Palmer, Ed. Edwards, James Barson, W. Heritage, J. D. Spencer, and J. H. Edwards. Emergency Committee Messrs T. H. Edwards, J. C. Rea, and W. R. Jones. Upon the appointment of captain being men- tioned, it was stated that Mr J. H, Edwards in- tended resigning. The CHAIRMAN said he was very sorry to hear that as he had been a very efficient and popular captain, Mr J. C. REA proposed that Mr J. H. Edwards be re-elected captain; and Mr T. H. EDWARDS suggested that a strong appeal be sent to him from that meeting asking him to continue for another year owing to the additional responsibilities under- taken by the Club. (Hear, hear.) This was agreed to. On the proposition of Mr CHARLES LLOYD, Mr Arthur Green was appointed vice-captain. Mr T. H. EDWARDS next proposed that a very hearty vote of thanks be passed to the Captain, vice Cap'ain (Mr G. Green) and the team. He said a great denl of the success of the Club depended upon officials, but certainly a great deal more de- pended upon the members of the t?am. (Cheers.) A good team, good players, created enthusiasm among the pe pie. He was ure the old players would forgive him when he sid it was his honest opinion that last year's team was the best te-m that had ever played for Aberystwyth. (Cheers.) They all worked very hard and it was a pity they were so unfortunate in the cup matches. As they knew, they beat Middlewich in the fiist round of the English Cup. In the secoud match, Aber ystwyth were minus four cf their best men and they were beat-n by a very good team, a team which afterwards won the army cup. They wtre beaten by Newport having had to play ten men, but they would remember thut that team after wards r< ceived their quietus at Aberystwyth. Again they were btaten by Builth by one goal after having by far the best of the game all through. (Hear, hear.) He still maintained that they had the best team last season they had had since he had lived at Aberystwyth, and he had great pleasure in proposiug a very hearty vote of thanks to, them. (Applause.) The CHAIRMAN seconded the motion acd said all .the players had been most faithful to the intetest* of the Club. He was really surprised at the work they did and the able way in which they discharged t'\t-ir onerous duties on the field. They did very well under the circumstances, better than the team had done many a seasou. (Applause ) The motiou was carried with acclamation. On the proposition of the CHAIRMAN, a vote of thanks to the President, vice-presidents, and the committees were unanimons'y passed, as well as a vote of thauks to the hoe. Sec., the Secretary, and the Treasurer. Mr W. PRICE propjsed the re-election of Mr Edwards as honorary secretary. Mr J. C. REA seconded the proposition which was carried with applause. Mr Walter Jones was appointed sec reiary of the reserve team on the proposition of Mr T. H. EDWARDS, seconded by Mr JAMES BARSON. The CHAIRMAN thought before leaving they should coQi-ider the means of reducing the out- standing balance. Of course, he agreed with Mr Edwards that it was not such a very serious matter. Still it was a drawback to have an adverse balance at the beginning of a season, and he hoped they would be able to invent some means of wiping it off. Personally, he would be very glad to render any assistance he could and he had no doubt there were many others. (Applause.) For instance, everyone in that room might contribute his mite and that would do a great deal towards reducing the debt. (Hear, hear.) Mr T. H. EDWARDS said the reason he had not ineutioned that matter was that the Secretary had a scheme in view which he believed would result iu the debt being w iped off. This he would submit to the Committee with a view to its being adopted. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding.
CARDIGANSHIRE ASSIZES. The summer assizes for the county of Cardigan were opened at Lampeter on Tuesday before Mr Justice Bruce. His Lordship arrived from Pembrokeshire on the previous afternoon and was met at the Stioh by James Jones, Esq., high sheriff; the Rev George Blackwall, the sheriffs chaplain, and escorted to his lodgings at the Bryn by a posse of police under the command of Mr Superintendent Williams of Llandyssul. At ten o'clock on Tuesday his Lordship attended divine service at the Paish Church, when the Rev W. J. Evans. curate of Lampeter, read the seivice and the Rev George Blackwall, the sheriff's chaplain, preached an appropriate sermon. At half-past eleven the commission of assizes was read by Mr r. Marchant Williams, the deputy clerk of arraigns. THE GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen were sworn on the grand ury:— Colonel Davies-Evans, lord lieutenant of the county, foreman J. E. Rogers, Abermdurig Captain Jones Parry, Tyllvvyd T. Morgan, Nantceirio G. Parry, Llidiardau; T. H. R. Hughes, Neuaddfawr John Fowden, Lampeter Captain Stewart, Llandyssul Morgan Evans, Oakford David Dalies, Felindre LewiSI Davies, I Gelly Thomas .James, Llwyniorwerth N. Bray, Goginan John Fo nCIS, Wallog W. Inglis Jones, Derry Ormond Thomas Davies, Verdrefach Bertie Davies-Evpus, Highmead; the Rev J. M. Griffiths, Aberayroa; aud David Tivy Jones, Lam- peter, Esqrs. THE CHARGE. Addressing the grand jury, the Judge aid Gentlemen of the grand jury, I have a certificate trom the Governor of her Majtsty's Prisun that he has not received into custody any prisoner foi trial nor is he informed of any prisoner awaiting trial. It is, continued his Lordship, a matter for sincere congratulation for everyone in- terested in the welfare of his county that there should- be no prisoner for trial. During a long period throughout the length and breadth of this county there has been nocase sufficiently serious to demand enquiry at assizes. I am told that this not an in- frequent occurrence in this peaceable and law abiding county and it may perhaps have occurred to you that it would be unnecessary for assizes to be regularly held where it so often happens that there are no offences to be enquired into. But I may remind you that possibly one cause for the absence of crime may be that the machinery fur the administration of justice is always kept in order. If the sword of justice were allowed to rust in its scabbard, it may be there would be those who now obey the J. N wbuld cease to regard the law with terror and, With the hope of immunity, may be led to disregard the law which they now observe. Whether it may not be for the public convenience to adopt some system of grouping together for assize purposes several 'counties is a matter which may perhaps deserve consideration. I will only say this, that I have generally observed a strong local feeling in favour of the view which our ancestors in very early times maintained that jiutice should be brought to the door of everybody. After dismiss- ing you, gentlemen, I do not know that I need say more. I may express a hope that you gentlemen set in authority will, as I am sure you will, set a good example to all those among whom you may live and I cannot express a better hope than by using the solemn and pregnant words taken by the Chaplain this morning that you may in your several places Live quiet and peaceable lives in all godli- ness and honesty." His Lordship added that the grand jury were a tribunal open for any subject of her Majesty to attend and prefer any charge before them. After retiring for a brief period, Colonel Davies- Evans returned with the jury into Court and said no charge had been preferred and the grand jury had no presentment to make. The High Sneriff handed to his Lordship a pair of white gloves and the Judge, receiving them, re- marked that the High Sheriff observed that he was glad to know that the county was as white as the gloves presented. Mr Marchant Williams—The land of white gloves. The Court then rose. HIGH SHERIFF'S ORDINARY. At one o'clock the grand jury and others sat down at the Lion Hotel to luncheon on the invita- tion of the High Sheriff. The High Sheriff pre- sided and the vice-chair was occupied by the Under Sheriff (Mr David Lloyd, Lampeter). In addition to the members of the grand jury already named, there were present the Rev J. W. Evans, the Rev E. Evans, Congregational Church; Dr Joseph Davies, Hafod Villa, Swansea Mr R. W. Jones, Swansea Mr T. Lumley Davies, Bootle; Mr James Jones, Tyllwyd; Mr John James, Abercwmdole; Mr G. J. W. Rigby, chief clerk Chief Constable Howell Evans Mr David Williams, deputy chief constable, and others. After luncheon, which was excellently prepared aud served, the HIGH SHERIFF said he was glad to see so many present. He had but one small duty to perform and that was to propose a toast which was acceptable to Welshmen and Englishmen wherever they met and that was the toast of Her Majesty the Queen." The toast having been duly honoured, the LORD LIEUTENANT said he also was glad to see so many present because it made his task all the easier in proposing the toast to the health of the gentleman who presided at the head of the table, the High Sheriff. Mr James Jones was a high sheriff of whom that county of Cardigan ought to be proud. (Cheers.) Though he had been in a certain way separated from his native county for a good many years, yet he had shown that he had left his heart behind. (Cheers.) He had done a great deal in Cardiganshire in many ways and as far as the magistracy of the county was concerned, he thought they ought to be proud to know that though Mr James Jones was on the commission of peace for several other counties, yet he had reserved himself to preside over them that year as high sheriff. (Cheers.) He could not help feeling a little regret he had been left off so easily in his duty. He was such an ornament to the position that they should make a little more of him. He did not like to see him present white gloves that day. They felt ashamed of themselves in letting him off go lightly and did not know whether they ought not to rise in a body and ask him to serve another year. (Laughter and cheers.) A gallant CAPTAIN present announced amid laughter that it would not be so light for the High Sheriff next time, for if necessary he would commit a murder. (Loud laughter.) The HIGH SHERIFF, in responding, said he appreciated the kind words of the Lord Lieutenant of the county, from whom he had received the greatest courtesy. He should never forget the Lord Lieutenant's exc lJent advice nor his kind sympathy expressed irnm time to time. (Hear, hear.) As far as the office of high sheriff was con- cerned, he had en favoured to fulfil the office to the befct of his ability and in the best and most efficient manner and he believed that what he bad brought to Lampeter in the way of equipage for the Judge was p credit to the person who did it and he also hoped that the champagne was drinkable. (Loud laughter.) He was glad to see them all present and hop^d to have everyone of them around him again ab ut the end oi February or the beginning of March. (Cheers.) Rising again to propose the health of the Lora Lieutenant, the High Sheriff said he should not be surprised if he was found backing up Colonel Davies-Evans for the position of M.P. for the county. He did not want to be a turncoat, but he could not do less than back a good man. (Laughter and cheers.) The company then separated.
TOWYN. NEW POST OFFICE.—Arrangements are very near- ly completed for the removal of the Post Office to a vlry much more commodious building at Cambrian- square. The present office is totally inadequate for the growing r quirements of the town. ADDITIONAL POSTAL FACILITIES.—Owing to the late re-arrangements of the train service, letters can now be posted up to 5-40 instead of 5-20 at the General Post Office. This is a considerable acqui- sition and it is very much to be hoped that it will be continued. SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP.The scholars of St. Cadvan's Church Sunday School went for their annual picnic to Biirmouth on Wednesday, July 12th. The tup was principally organised by Mr R. R. Roberts. Idris Villa, and much credit is due to him for the complete arrangements made, in spite of no «mall number of difficulties thrown in his way. VOLUNTEERS.—The Towyn Volunteers, F. Com- pany, 5rh Batialion South Wales Borderers is going o camp out at Lock's Common, Porthcawl. The fatigue party lfftf<rthe campinggroundonWednes- day Itst. The remainder leaves on the 15th of this mfinth and hope to return ou the 22nd. The whole will he under the command of Captain E. W. Kirk by. PICNIC.—The ongrer-ationalist Sunday School went for their annual trip to Escuan Farm on Saturday last. The weather was beautiful. The arrangements made by Mr Councillor Farmer Evans, E-cuan Hall, for the reception of his guests were most complete. There was a very large attendance and the day was thoroughly enjoyed on the hill part of the model farm. Surely it is not necessary for Sunday schools to spend most of their picnic days in railway trains, as the Towyn schools have at their very doors unsurpassed means of recreation. It is to be hoped that in future they will follow the wise course taken by the Rev J. Williams and his enthusiastic flock. RAILWAY TRAINS. —The train arrangements for this and the coming two months have been pre- pared with the view of benefiting this coast. Towyn by these arrangements has been brought within 4!t hours of Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham, and London within 61 hours. Those who remember the time when it took two days to go to London and a day to go to Liverpool and Manchester cannot grumble much at these arrange- ments. The trains are not only fast, but really comfortable. The journey from London to Towyn can now be accomplished with less fatigue than half the distance could have been done only a few years ago. Through corridor carriages and the same conductors from one end of the journey to the other savours of modernism. These facts should be made known to all those people who have given up coming to the coast because of the length and discomforts of ths journey in time gone by. RETURN HOME.—Forty years ago Mr Edward Evans of Tynllwyn, Towyn, left his native land for the distant shores of Australia, where he has sojourned during all those years. Some months ago he rtturned home and found that generations had come and gone since he had left the rugged coast of Cardigan Bay. He found people residing at his old home who knew him not, and very nearly all those who occupied the farms of Towyn, Meri- oneth, at the time he lrft had during the interven- ing space of time gone to their long rest. In fact. he was a stranger in his native land, but hale, hearty, and prosperous, and those who knew his I family and him in his youth accorded him a very .hearty welcome. Mr Evans comes from an ancient and very respectable stock and has many relatives in this part of the district. Mr Evans previous to going out to Australia had been to the United States of America for soms time and is returning to his adopted home through America with the inten- tion of seeing some of-his old friends in that part of the world. He is not without hopes of returning from Australia in years to come to Towyn, Meri- oneth, once more. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JULY 7TII.—Before Humphrey Davies, Esq, in the chair, and Marmaduke Lewis, Esq Strumn; —Thomas Davies, Machynlleth, hawker. was chaiged by P.c. Lloyd with having allowed his horse to stray on Rhydyronen-road 0:1 June 6th.—A fine of 5s including costs was imposed.— P.C. Lloyd al-o charged Samuel Evans, Tremadoc, hawker, with having allowed his two donkeys to stray near Bryucrug.—A fine of 5s including costs was inflicted. Guding on the Footway-John P. Morris, Corbett Arms, Towyn, boots, and Robert Davies, Athelstan- roôd, Tuwyn, mason, were cnarged with having ridden on their bicycles on the footway reserved for pedestrians in High-street.—Both defendants admitted the offence, pleading that they resorted to the footway because the road was in such a bad con- dition.— Morris added that his business was urgent and as he could not gat on fast enough on the road he went on to the footway.—The Clerk said de- fendants should lay their cmplaints as to the road before the Urban District Council.—P.S. Morris said before summonses were served OlJ defendants nearly every cyclist made use of the footway instead of the road. He admitted that the road was not in a good condition still that was no reason why cyclists should infringe the law. In the case of Morrin, he might say that he committed the offence after having received a warning.—The Bench hav- ing regard to the fact that the cases were the first of their kind, fined defendants 5s each including costs and impressed upon them that it was within their power to impcse heavy fines. Gave no Warning.—G. David Williams, Towyn, was charged by PC. Lloyi with having ridden a bicycle on June 16th without having a bell attached to the machine nor a whistle in his possession.—De- fendant told the Bench that the police officer had treated him very badly. When he was riding down the street the officer threw him off his machine and akcl him where was his bell or whistle. There was no reason in the conduct of the officer inasmuch as there was no person walk- ing along the road at the time except the officer and the latter knew full well of his approach, hav- ing turned round when he was thirty yards away. He took jolly good care not to go near the officer. —P.C. Lloyd, in his evidence, said when he turned round defendant was only a few yards behind and he told him to stop. Defendant dismounted, and in reply to his questions, said he had neither a bell nor a whistle, having left the latter at the shop where he was employed. He might add that defendant was also riding on the wrong side of the road.—Defendant said he had a whistle in his possession and he would have blown it had it been necessary to do so, but there was no one about.— P.C. Lloyd said children were coming from school at the time.—Defendant: It is only enmity. He has summoned me before and follows me about. I have never done anything to him as far as I know. He seems to be bent on finding out whether I am doing anything wrong. —P.S. Morris You must not say that. We could have had you up for other things.—In reply to the Bench, P.S. Morris said defendant was previously summoned for obstructing the footway by remaining thereon for an unreason- able time.—Defendant was ordered to pay costs, amounting to 3s 6d. Insanitary Farm.—Edward Williams, Aberdovey, sanitary inspector to the Towyn and Aberdovey Urban District Council, summoned Edward Morgan, solicitor, Machynlleth, for having refused to abate nuisances existing at Gwyddgwyon Farm, Towyn, after having been served with notice to do so. In his evidence, Williams said eaves troughings, down- pipes, a new drain, and a water closet were required.—Richard Barnett, deputy clerk to the Council, gave evidence as to the despatch of the notice.—Defendant wrote saying he was unable to sftteod through having to be present at the assizes. He consented to an order being made in the terms of the summons served upon him.—The Bench made an order for the work to be carried out in two months and ordered defendant to ;pay costs of the case and the costs of the Inspector. An Abergyaolicyn Case.—Robert Davies, Myr- afaelfach, Abergynolwyn, quarryman, was charged by P.C. Barnard with having been drunk and disorderly at Abergynolwyn on the previous evening.—Defendant admitted the charge, but said he was not disorderly outside his house. He quarrelled with his brother-in-law who persisted in living upon him. (Laughter.) He attempted on the previous night to show his brother-in-law in the most emphatic way possible that he was not going to permit him to eat of his bread any longer. If he wanted food, hemustearn it. (Laughter.)— P.C. Barnard said defendant went outside the house about half-past ten. There was a great family quarrel at the house and the row caused the whole village to congregate outside.—Defendant, who had been previously convicted of the same offence, promised as he did on the last occasion to reform. —A-fine of 10s including costs was imposed.— Defendant said he had no money, but he expected his wife would turn up shortly with sufficient money to pay the fine. If she did not, there was nothing for hiui to do but to pawn his watch. (Laughter.) The Volunteers.—Mr Hyslop of the Central Vaults, Shrewsbury, applied by letter for occasional licenses tenable from August 3rd to August 12th, at which period the Cheshire, Denbigh, and Flint Volunteers propose camping in the town.—The application was granted.