BARMOUTH. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr S. Pope, Q.C has forwarded a cheque for £100 towards the building fund of the Intermediate School SUCCESS IN Music.—In the list of successful candidates at the Trinity College examination in I musical knowledge, appears the name of Miss Gwennie Williams, Bronyfoel. Miss Williams took the highest number 01 marks of all the candi- dates. CRICKET.—A match was played here between the County School and Do'gelley Grammar School on Saturday. Barmouth scored 68 runs towards which J. H. Hughes contributed 16: R. Jones, 20 A. Pierce, 13 (not out) R. Griffith, 9 J. Williams, 3; and R. Griffith, 2, the remaining players being out for duck. F "r Dolgelley, H. Lloyd scored 5 runs; E. R. Pritchard,1 R. H. James, 1; W. Evans, 3 W. Smalley, 3 G. Roberts, 3 P. Rees, 8 O. W. Williams, 2; Morgan, Griffiths, and R. Lloyd, 0 the total score being 30. LLANA IER PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday at the Board School, Bontddu, the Rev E. Hughes presiding. A committee consisting of Messrs Ellis Williams, John Jones, and Richard Jons, was appointed to inquire into the public right over a path leading to the beach. The following persons were elected to fill the vacant seats on the Council ;—North ward, John Jones, Bodgwilym east ward, Edward Edwards, Goetre. It was decided to leave the nutter of the Bontddu water supply in the hands of Messrs Beal aud Owen Jones. TENNIS.—The tennis club which has been recently formed is now in a flourishing condition. The grounds are in a good stue and are a consider- able attraction to visitors. On Thursday the second inter-club tournament of the season was I played off. The following were the scores :—Mr Martin and Miss Carpenter, 6, v. Mr T. A. Bull and Mrs Martin, 0 Mr J. M. Edwards and Miss Richards, 6, v. Mr J. Gladstone Roberts and Miss Evans, Porkington-terrace, 0; Mr Oswald Davies and Mrs Williams, 6, v. Mr Martin and Miss L. A, Ellis, 3; Mr J. E. Stprey and Miss Evans, 6, v. Mr W. Griffith and Miss M. E. Davies, 0. Semi- final Mr Martin and Miss Carpenter, 6, v. Mr J. M. Edwards and Miss Richards, 1 Mr D. Oswald Davies and Mrs Williams, 6, v. Mr Storey and Miss Evans, 1. Final: Mr Martin and Miss c arpenter, i, v. Mr D. Oswald Davies and Mrs The play was very interesting all through and there was a good deal of excitement at the finish. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, JULY ISTFI.—Present: CapainE. Richards, presiding; Messrs J. Richards, 0, W. Morris, D. E. Davie's, Edward Williams, H. Wynne Williams, William Owen, and Robert Williams; W. George, clerk, Owen Jones, assistant clerk J. Adams, surveyor; and Dd. Owen, rate collector. THE DEPCTATION TO THE POSTMASTER GENKRAL. The Clerk said as they ktfew the Chairman and Mr Hugh Evans had gone up to London to see the Pcstma?.ter General. He had received the follow- ing telegram from the Chairman :—" Interview thoroughly satisfactory. Complete improvement carried out as soon as possible." (Hear, hear.) — The Chairman said he was sure the town would be glad to hear this. It would be a great thing for Barmouth. CYCLING A letter was received from the Local Govern- ment Board, enclosing copy of a letter from the Cycling Touring Club, in which they stated that the Urban Council had gone beyond their power in limiting the speed of cyclists to four miles an hour —Mr Wynne Williams said that rule had been done away with, and the Surveyor said the pace now was six miles an hour.—The Clerk said the letter went on to say that there was one notice prohibiting cyclists from going at a greater pace than four miles an hour and another notice which said six miles. The Clerk added that if the Council had no power to regulate the pace, why should the Cycling Touring Club trouble about it ? Let them ride past the sign. Of course, it would be at their own risk. The Council did not claim that there was any legal value in the signs, but they only indicated the opinion of the Bench as to what was a reasonable pace, and if they exceeded that they did so at their own risk. Mr D. E. Davies If we have no power why should they trouble ?—The Clerk was in- structed to write to the Local Government Board explaining the Council's position in the matter. LATE IN THE DAY. A letter was read from the Ratepayers Union staging that whilst appreciating the advisability of dealing with a public company in the most liberal spirit, they did not think the Council should supply the Cambrian Railway Company with water except at a good margin over the actual cost of production and also asking the Council to take steps to obtain an earlier delivery of letters in the town in the morning.—As soon a3 the Clerk had uttered the last words in the letter a barrel organ outside struck up a lively tune, causing a deal of laughter. —The Clerk: Musical honours (Laughter).—The Chairman said in regard to the first matter men- tioned in the letter negotiations were pending and the Clerk said, as to the latter suggestion, that it came rather laie. BYLAWS. A letter was read from the Local Government Board returning the Council's new bylaws and notifying them of certain alterations made in them.—The Clerk said the most important alteration was the making of the licens- ing of boatmen compulsory, which was not so previ- ously.—It was agreed to go over the bylaws in Committee and to finally confirm them in open Council, on the following day. A COMPLAINT. The Clerk read a letter from the Harbour Trustees calling the Council's attention to the overflow of water near the railway bridge opposite Stafford House and requesting that the defect should be remedied as soon as possible.—It was agreed to refer the matter to the Committee. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The General Purposes Committee held a meeting on July 13th.—The Surveyor reported that he had communicated with all the owners concerned in reference to the road at the back of Marine-terrace, but no understanding had been arrived at. One owner, however, was willing to do his share of the work. It was agreed that the matter should be discussed by a committee of the whole Council. It was resolved that in futare the Medical Officer's report should be considered by the Committee be fore going before the Council. The Surveyor's monthly report was read and adopted. The ques- tion of laying pipes at Fronoleu and other matters were referred to the committee of the whole Coun- cil. It was recommended that the Surveyor be requested to finish the repairs to Marine-terrace as joon as possible. It was recommended that the tender for the supply of new lamps of Messrs Park- inson, being the lowest. be accepted. It was recom- mended that proceedings be taken against persons who had not paid their water charges up to March 31st last.—The report was adopted on the proposi- tion of Mr Wynne Williams. INSANITARY HOUSES. The Medical Officer said some time ago he re- ported upon a dwelling-house occupied by Mr Philip Jones at Tyndu. The occupier was con- tinually complaining aad certainly something should be done as soon as possible.—It was agreed that the Surveyor should see to the matter.—M r D. E. Davies asked the Medical Officer whether he had inspected the dwelling-house near his (Mr Davies's) stables in accordance with the resolution of the Council.—The Medical Officer said he had never been officially r, quested to do so, but he was in a position to report as to its condition. He had not paid a special visit.—Mr D. E. Davies said the house had been occupied without the Surveyor having given a certificate. He wished to know how it was that that case had not been dealt with as other cases had.—Mr Wynre Williams said very few persons received the Surveyor's certificate before their houses were occupied.—Mr D. E. Davies Well, I sav that t he Council does not do it3 duty.—Mr Wynne Williams: You among them.—Mr D. E. Davies said he had called attention to this house a long time ago.—The Surveyor said he had spoken about the mat'er to the Medical Officsr and he said he was in a position to report upon it.- The Medical Officer said he knew the house. He could not say that it was in an insanitary condition. At least, if they condemned it they would have to condemn half the houses of Barmouth. The saoi- tary arrangements were fairly good, quite a" good as many oth,r places in the town.-Mr Davies said two blacks would not make one white. If that house complied with the bylaws, all he said was that it was no earthly use having bylaws. There was no air space to some of the rooms at the back and there was a door between the room in which they lived and some stables.—The Medical Officer said there was nothing against that as far as he knew. -Mr Davies added that if the Council did nor ap ply the bylaws in th's case, they would in future find considerable difficulty in dealing with other house-. If the Council did not take steps in the matter, he would do so himself. The building was intended for a bakehouse and not for a dwelling- house.—It was agreed that the Medical Officer should pay a special visit to the house and report. FINANCE. The Finance Committt e recommended the pay- ment of accounts to the amount of f49 19s 3d. The Collector had submitted a list of simple hereditaments, abatements, and reductions made on appeal to the Assessment Committee. The Com-nittee had decided not to sign it until they heard the C^uucil's opinion as to the case of E. E Davies, late Cardigan Stores, J. E. Williams, late Belle Vue Arches and Compton House. The Com- mittee would report on the unpaid rates at the next meeting of the Council.—The report was adopted cn the proposition of Mr John Richards, seconded by Mr Wynne Williams, and it was agreed to considtr the matter mentioned in the re- port in committee after the Council meeting. RATE COLLECTING. The Rate Collector stated that the new rate books had been handed to him and the work in connection with the new rate would be completed within the specified time. ALLEGED TAMPERING WITH THE MAIN. Mr 0 W. Morris asked the S,jri ey(r whether he knew anything about the water in the main being turned off during the day on Monday and whether he had given authority to anybody in the town to turn the water off? He htard that somebody did this and great inconvenience was caused to a lot of people. He did not think anybody should be alio'ved to turn the Wdt-r off without the consent of the Surveyor.—The Surveyor I did not give anybody permission, nor did anyone ask me. I may say, however, that I should like the Council to assist me to put a stop to these practices. During the four years I have been in office, I have had continually to give sp-cial instruc- tions to certain firms not to meddle with the mains. I have reported the matter once or twice, but I believe that some of the members at that time had been canvassed.—Mr D. E. Davies, inter- rupting, said the Surveyor was not dealing with the matter before the Council. The question before the Council was whether Messrs Minshall and Co. had turned the water off from the main. He asked the Surveyor whether all they had done was to turn on their own supply which they had arranged for with the Council-that was turning the water on for their dyiamo. If that affected the supply of the town it was not their fault but the Council's in entering into that arrangement. — Mr O. W. Morris said what he had been led to believe was that the iiiain had been turned off. — Mr D. E. Davies believed that was the wrong way of putting it.—The Surveyor said as they knew he had been unible ti go out, but he heard the complaint made. However, what he had referred to was the turning of taps in certain part of the town. For instance there was a tap on the Marine-terrace which if turned would stop the supply of twenty-one house?. —Mr D. E. Davies: The question is have the stop- taps been interfered with ?—Mr O. W. Morris That is what I wanted to know.—The Surveyor said he could not say that that actually had been done, but the impression he had had was that the keys had been fetched for that purp,,)s However, he coukl not say that that had been the case.-The Surveyor was directed to enquire into the matter with the view cf ascertaining whether the water supply had been turned off and report to the Council. —The Council then resolved into com- mittee.
LLANILAR. CASTLE HILL ESTATE.—The half-yearly rent audit of the Castle Hill Estate was held at the Falcon Hotel, Llanilar, on Friday last when therents were received by Mr William Davies, the agent, and Mr Loxdale, the landlord. There was a large atten- dance of the tenants from the Lampeter, Tregaron, Liangwyryfon, and Llanilar estates and in the afternoon the company sat down to a luncheon pro- vided by Mr and Mrs Hughes at the hotel, during which several toasts were proposed and responded to.
SURGEON SERVI- TUDE FOR BURGLARY. George Eddows, a highly educated man, de- scribed as a surgeon, was indicted at the Kent Assizes on Thursday for breaking into the Post Office at St. Margaret's, near Dover, and stealing registered letters, postage stamps. &c. When arrested a six chambered revolver was found upon him. Tne jury having found prisoner guiltv, it was stated that he had been sentenced to seven years' penal servitude for a similar offence in Essex after many previous convictions and that he was now "wanted" for burglaries at Carnarvon, Den- bigh, Gloucester, Redbrook, Monmouth, Sandwich, Barnstable, and other places. In 189.3 he escaped from Carnarvon Gaol while awaiting trial for burglary at Holyhead. Mr Justice Mathew sentenced the prisoner to five years' penal servitude.
DOVEY, JIAWDDACH, AND GLASLYN FIHER BOARD. The quarterly meeting of this Board was held on Thursday (yesterday) at the Police Stat on, Bar- mouth, when there were present Mr H. Bon>a!], Aberystwyth, chairman; Messrs W. Rowlands, Penml D. Thomas, Carnarvon R. Prys J. Bullock William Jones, and J. V. Thomas, Aberdovey Richard Machynlleth C. E Munro Edwards, O. S. Wynne, Edmund Buckley, Colonel Norton Major Hugh Bonsall, Aberyst- wyth Dr John Jones, William Hughes, and — Wilkin, Dolgelley; — West, Ganll", yd; Morris Thomas, C >rris and O. R. Jones, Festiniog R. Barnett, deputy clerk. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN. The first business was the election of chairman for the ensuing year. Mr EDMUND BUCKLEY proposed and Mr O. S. WYNNE seebnded that Mr H. Bonsall be re-elected chairman. The propostion was unanimously agreed to. Mr BONSALL thanked the Board for re-electing him. He was sure that th. re were several mem beis who were more capable of discharging the duties of the chair than he, and it was owing to his inefficiency, perhaps, that they had given him another year to become better acquainted with the work. In Cardiganshire they changed their chair- men every year. but he believed that in Merioneth- shire this was done every three years. He thought there was advantage in the latter b-cause a person had scarcely sufficient time to learn the duties pro- perly in a year especially when meetings were only held quarterly. Mr MORRIS THOMAS proposed Dr John Jones as vice-cuairman and Mr O. R. JONES seconded the proposition. Mr O. S Wynne was proposed by Mr C. E. MUNRO EDWARDS, but Mr WYNNE asked that his name should not be put forward, and Dr Jones was then eh cted. THE CLERK. The CHAIRMAN said the Clerk was absent owing to illness. He was sure that all the members sympathised with him. THE PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS. The Board of Trade wrote regarding the enquiry to be held with reference to the new regulations had to be postponed previously owing to the inability of the Clerk to attend. Cqlonel NORTON proposed that the Board of Trade be requested to hold the enquuy during next September otherwise, he said, they would be in the same p isition as they were in at the beginning of the present year when they found it was too late to bring the bylaws into force that year. Mr RICHARD REES seconded the proposition, which was agreed to. THE ACCOUNTS. The members for the dlfferen t districts presented the accounts showing the amounts expended in their respective districts and the sums in hand, and these were passed. WESTERN SEA FISHERIES. On the proposition of Major Hugh Bonsall, seconded by Mr O. S. Wynne, Mr Buckley was appointed member of the Western Sea Fisheries Committee. ALLEGED ILLEGAL FISHING BY THE BISHOP OF BANGOR. The Dovey bailiff reported by letter that in com- pliance with instructions from Colonel Norton he visited a spot near Panteidal, Aberdovey, where he found a trammel net laid in the river belonging to the Bishop of Bangor, measuring two inches from knot to knot and fifteen to eighteen yards long. The CLERK said in answer to a letter they had received a communication from the Bishop's solici- tor, in which he stated that he was instructed to take out a salmon licence which would authorise him to .put down a net for catching bass as he had hitherto done. His Lordship did not think he would get sixpence in the pound return from the licence, but he wished that his friends could be amused by fishing without any restrictions.—The Clerk added that Mr Davies in his letter to the Bishop stated that in his opinion whatever the net was intended for it was really an offence. In support of this, he quoted a case in which a fisherman using a mt in a place where salmon could be caught, which net wai calculated to catch salmon, although he caught sea fish alone and threw back any salmon which happened to get into the net, he was fined. Colonel NORTON explained that the Water Bailiff came to him and said there was a net at the mouth of the Dovey and that it was a fixed engine, being attached to an anchor. He (Colonel Jsonon) wrote to the Clerk explaining matters and Mr Davies wrote back stating distinctly that the Bishop was in the wrong. He (the speaker) had no doubt whatever that his Lordship had no intention to catch salmon and that he had placed the net for the purpose solely of catching Bass, but it was a fixed engine and he could not see that the matter was covered by his taking a licence out now at the eleventh hour. (Hear, hear.) Mr DAVIES, the water bailiff, said the small mesh measured in inch from knot to knot and four inches all round and the big mesh was 8 inches and thirty-four all round. The netwouldcaichevery- thing that came against the f-mallec raesh and fell into the big one. The net was outside his jurisdic- tion as officer of the Western Sea Fisheries District otherwise he would have seen that nothing of the kind happened. The CHAIRMAN—The question for the Board to decide is whether we shall take action against the Bishop for contravening our bylaws. Mr C. E. MUNRO EDWARDS said h" knew nothing of this particular case, but for the last two or three years he had been cognisant of the fact .that certain people had in exercising their legal rights to catch coarse sea fish being catching other fish. He had not seen any himself, but he had had sufficient proofs to warrant his raising the question. In the result the bailiff had had instructions to watch what kinds of fish were caught in these nets. Dr JOHN JONES (interrupting) asked whether Mr Edwards was speakiog to the question before the meeting The CHAIRMAN—I think Mr Edwards is coming round to the point. Mr EDWARDS, continuing, siid he did not wish to say there had been wilful contravention of the bylaws oa the part of anyone and he thought that should be allowed to drop now. Mr O. S. WYNNE seconded the proposition. He did not think the Bishop had any illegal intention. Colonel NORTON said he was sure that his Lord- ship did not intend to contravene the bylaws, but he thought that he should be told that the licence which he had taken out did not entitle him to fish with the net in ques- tion. No licence would entitle to fish with a fixed net of that description and he suggested that the money should be returned. Mr WYNNE agreed if it was a fixed net. Dr JOHN JONES did not think it would be wise to return the money, out he was sure the Bishop did matter not wish to do anything that was illegal. In reply to Colonel Norton, the BAILIFF said the net was fixed and it was quite possible that salmon would be caught by it. He did not think, however, that any salmon had been caught. The CHAIRMAN—I should like to say before putting this resolution that it is not our intention to overlook the offence againBt our bylaws that has been committed by the Lord Bishop of Bangor any more than we would overlook an offence com- mitted by the most ordinary individual in the dis- trict. We wish to deal absolutely equal with everybody. (Hear, hear.) Therefore I would suggest that the Lord Bishop should be warned, as all who contravened our bylaws would be warned, that on a second offence proceedings will be taken. We understand that this evil has been going on for some time and it was only fair to say that any future contravention of the bylaws will be followed by prosecution. In this case, as we know that the evil has been long in existence, we do not wish to take any vindictive or summary proceedings. Mr WYNNE said he would be pleased that his motion should be worded to that effect Mr MORRIS THOMAS thought that it U pointed out that the use of 1 ? was altogether illegal and 1 DET by the licence. He proposed that it *H U H ™8T timated to the BISHO/THAT THE 1,^ "V entitle him to use the net dld n0t sentedDtd adHhat TTHS'P^NO V" WYNHNEHCON' then agreed to. Proposition, which was ALLEGED ILLEGAL FISHING ON THE DOVEY, The Machynlleth Officer reported by letter that lleth AM,RUE- JONES' Lion Hotel, Machyn- fisWnaIfithonfh Y'- AND DR DAVIES- Machynlleth, sion. Thev told &NY LICENCEB ,N THEIR P°sses- OLNH U THey were members of the S lJ' "Whed to 4„ow whether that j?hp p ™ taking out the Board's licence, informing THE HAD been written to LETTERTL1^ THAT DID HE then read a had BOO <■ I J°NES stating that the licence he TNM EN OUT before he met the officer and 8 TT LATTER to enquire whether that was not HRNNNUERWM surprised that the matter should be F°RWard by the Bailiff after that. xMaior I Dr Davies wrote to the same effect and fithtID that they never had nor did they wish to s without licences. H* L1 NORTON said he was led to understand Y the Bailiff that Major Ashby had taken the HCENAE out since. J"r 0- R. JONES thought all the bailiffs should attend the meetings. It was resolved that the bailiffs be instructed to insist upon the production of the licences in each case and that no further notice be taken of the matter.
FESTINIOG. DISTRICT COUNCIL.—A special meeting of the Council was held on Thursday evening, presided over by Mr William Owen, to consider the report of the Medical Officer of Health.—Dr Richard Jones explained that the birth-rate showed an increase while the death-rate showed a larger decrease as compared with the return of 1896. The birth-rate had been above the average for a number of years and this might have an indirect influence on the death-rate, particularly the rate of infant mortality. He recommended a perfect system of drainage; dry, healthy dwellings, with healthy surroundings wholesome, unadulterated food and cleanliness in all its form. The responsibility of the Council in some of these matters was no less important than that of parents and guardians, in view of the fact that the children of to-day would be the ratepayers of the future The lowest death-rate was found in the Teigl and Cynfa) wards (16-6) and the highest (21 5) in Diphwys ward. The number of fatal accidents at the quarries, the staple industry of the district, during the last three years was as follows 1896, 3; 1897, 1; 1898, 4; the rate being 0'65 per 1,000 men employed. The milk supply of the district continued to be good and as about 120,000 gallons were imported annually, it was important that the local authority should exercise the greatest care in insisting upon the quality beiDg pure. He would recommend that all persons carrying on the trade of dairymen or purveyors of milk should be registered; that a regular inspection of cattle, cowsheds, dairies, &c.. especially with regard to cleansing drainage, and water supply, be made imperative, and that every care should be taken to prevent the milk sold from being contaminated or infected. He pointed out that the district contained only one registered common lodging-house, which was far from ade- quate in such a populous district, and maintained that a cottage hospital was urgently required in order to facilitate the recovery of persons who had suffered from serious accidents.—Upon the motion of Mr Owen Jones, seconded by Mr Humphrey Roberts, a copy of the Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milk Shops Order, 1885, was ordered to be sup- plied to each member of the Council in order to enable them to frame the necessary bylaws for the protection of milk consumers.—Mr 0, J. Owen Rhiw) proposed and Mr E. Lloyd-Powell seconded that section of the Public Health Act relating to notification of diseases be translated into Welsh md adopted.—Mr Owen Jcnes proposed that the member for the county (Mr 0, M. Edwards) be ipproached with regard to the desirability of hav- ng all Acts of Parliament relating to the health of -he public published in Welsh as well as in English. —Mr Howell Jones seconded and the matter was jassed unanimously.—On the motion of Mr Evan i. Jones, seconded by Mr O. J. Owen, it was re- lolved to publish a Welsh leaflet containing in- ductions as to nursing and to distribute it through- out the district.—On the motion of Mr E. Lloyd- Powell, seconded by Mr J. T. Jones, it was re- lolved that the quarry owners be approached with ihe view of erecting a cottage hospital for the use .f quarrymen and others.—A vote of thanks was massed to the Medical Officer.
On Saturday, Mr Johnson, jeweller, of Bir- mngham rode on his bicycle from Birmingham to jlangollen through tne day in the hot sun. On ar- iving at Vroncysyllttau, in the Vale of Llangollen, eight o'clock in the evening, he fell from his ycle and was conveyed by passers by to the intama Inn, where life was pronounced extinct. Lhe coroner s inquest was held on Monday morning, rhen the jury found a verdict of Death from leart disease," Deceased was seventy-five yeara of ge.
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CRICKET. BALA COUNTY SCHOOL v. DOLGELLEY COUNTY ■p. SCHOOL. in ia»r„ t lrnlWedne8day' 12th' and resulted eleven runs Scopes°-C t6am °a the firSt innhlgs by A BALA SCHUOL. J- L. Burton, b Jones J. H. Davies, b Jones i R. Smith, b A. Roberts 5 J. D. Jones, c Roberts, b Jones 3 E. Roberts, c Roberts, b Meredith 7 W. Williams, b Meredith 0 D. Guest, b Meredith j W. G. Jones, b Jones g Morgan, c and b Jones 0 T Wd^e.D' b JODeS 0 I. vvatkins, not out j Extras. 1 Total 53 TT N DOLGELLEY SCHOOL. n. Koberts, c Smith, b Burton 0 Y- Meredith, c E. Roberts, b Davies 3 A. Roberts, c Smith, b Burton 6 J. A. Jones, c Davies, b Smith 15 r ™dw:,ar(K.c Burton, b J. D. Jones 1 VJ. Edwards, b Smith. 4 T w ?dy|far?s. c Smith, b J.'D. Jones 1 T A. Edwards, c Smith, b J. D. Jones 1 c TT /^jfnkamp, b Williams 4 w w tfiths, run out 3 vv.VV.Wiinams, st Bodden.'b Morgan! 0 til. Edwards, not out 0 Extras 5 Total 42 ThU m,t„kkK^DiGION v. TREGARON. J as p 5ved'n splendid weather at Smith- Ceredigion wcuf thp ?oth tearns were fairly represented, made a ve™ fS the visitors in first, who Yearslev ami stand against the home bowling of wickets The vf. i f°Jmer .takin« six of the two The r ^?r. wickets was thirty- vasssnxszi A ^S •P. „ TREGARON. D. Evans, b Gifford o V. K. Davies, b Yearsley n Powell, b Yearsley n Jenkins, c and b Gifford a C. Jones, b Gifford A ?• b K. T. Price, b Yearsley c Morgan, b Yearsley 1 Dewi Williams, b Yearsley i" n Pete Jones, 8t. Green, b Yearsley 0 Thomas, not out ] o Extras J 6 Total. 32 „ TT ,7 CEREDIOION! T. H. Yearsley, b C. Jones 43 F. E. Boycott, b R. T. Price.. » Tudor Jones, b C. Jones 49 T. D. Gifford, not out Duerden, b Thomas i A. Green, c and b Rees V. 17 W. H. Parry, l.b.w., b Rees. 0 O. Green, not out 5 Extras 13 Total 166
LLANBADARN FAWR SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Board was held Jon Wednesday. July 19th. Present, Rev X. Thomas, vicar; Messrs R. K. Jenkins, R. Edwards, J. B. Thomas, R. L. Thomas, Benjamin Jones, and T. H. Evans, deputy clerk.—The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. —The attendance officer's report and lists were gone through and instructions given thereon.—The attendance officer's application for an increase of salary was deferred until the last Board meeting in December.—It was decided to chse the schools on the 28th July and reopen on the 25th August.—Only one application being received for the post of mistress of Comminscoch School,it wis decided to adjourn this appointment until the 26th July.— Consideration of Mr W. P. Owen's hill of costs against the Board regarding the chanties was also adjourned. EXCURSION.—The annual excursion of the St. Padarn Society of Change Bell Ringers, took place on Saturday, July, 15th, Devil's Bridge and Hafod being the places visited. The party, including the Rev R. E. Jones and the churchwardens, Messrs W. A. Miller, Evan Simon, E. G. Thomas, John Morris Jones, John Evans, Lewis Lewis, Evan Jones, D. J. Jones, D. Davies, and Samuel Jones, was driveu in brakes! A start was made at ten. Luncheon was partaken of, after which the falls were visited. The brakes proceeded to Hafod where a halt was made to see the church. Later in the day tea was provided by Mrs Lloyd, Post Office; Pontrhydygroes. A short stay was made at Llanilar and Llanbadarn was reached at about eight, after a delightful day. The Rev R. E. Jones, Mr Evan Simon, superintendent, and Mr W. A. Miller carried out the arrangements.
ABERDOVEY. TEMPERANCE.—On Sunday evening, at the As- sembly Rooms, addresses were given hy the Revs D. W. Morgan (Aberdovpy) and W. Jones, jnn. (Tremadoc), and Miss Maggs of the Band of Hope Union, London. COUNTY SCHOOL.—Seven pup;ls from the town sat on Saturday for the entrance scholarship* at the Towyn County School, B. Jukes, A. Williams, sat on Saturday for the entrance scholarship* at the Towyn County School, B. Jukes, A. Williams, O. D. Williams, A. Evans, and L. A. Jones from the Board School and H. E. Jones and J. E. Jones from the National School. WEATHER.—The weather for the week ending Saturday,, 15th July, was as follows :—Bright sun- shine, 282; cloudless days, none; cloudy days and rainy days, 7; total amount rain for th. week. 1 7 highest maximum. 67 lowest, 59 highest minimum. 63 lowest, 55. SHIPPING.—Ihe steamer" Jargoon" arrived on Saturday with cement for the Rhayader Water works and left on Monday. The steamer Telephone" arrived on Thursday and left for Bar- mouth on Friday. The steamer arrived at the bar on Sunday and came into the harbour on Wednesday.
TREFEIR1G. FIRE AT LLETTY EVANHEN.—On Friday the in- habitants of Salem, LI .vynprisg, and Penrhiw were alarmed at an early hour to find that Lletty Evanhen, a large farmhouse situated at a considerable distance up the mountains was on fire. The farmhouse stands at a considerable distance from any other house and when first observed by the surrounding neighbours it was seen that all hopes of saving the house were in vain as the roof had already fallen in and all that re- mained were two chimney stacks and a part of the house walls. Consequently the first thought of the neighbours was for the safety of the family who li ved in the house. This consisted of Mr Jenkins and his wife. a son and daughter, a manservant and a maid. It was soon found that they were all safe and they had abandoned the house after all their efforts to save it were futile. The origin of the fire is a com- plete mystery. The son entered the house about midnight and states that all was safe at that time. Mr Jenkins was awakened about four o'clock by hear- ing some unusual noise about the house. He got up and, opening his bedroom door, the flames rushed into his room. The fire, which had already penetrated the bedroom of the manservant, spread so rapidly that the members of the family could only escape with their lives. Nearly the whole of the household effects were destroyed. The out-buildings wete not attacked by the fire. Much sympathy is felt in the neighbour- hood with Mr Jenkins and the family.
ABERYSTWYTH. cACGHT BY THE TIDE.—On Sunday morning a lady visitor was caught by the tide on the other side of the College. She, however, pluckily set about to climb the rock and arrived at the top in safety. SHIPPING.—The steamer Lizzie arrived in the bay on Monday morning with a load of imber for Messrs Roberts and Sons, he is too big to enter the harbour and the timber is tiken in by means of rafts drawn by a small steam tug. ON THE ROCKS. — On Monday morning the fish- ing boat "Alpha," the property of Capt James, Tancae, ran ashore on the south side of the Ston Pier. She was got off by the steam launch May," having been considerably damaged. CYCLING.—The most U(cessful run of the season was made to Machynlleth on Saturday by the Cycling Club. There was a good mUfter of mem bers and the party reached home about nine. The run next Saturday will be to Llangurig. FORTHCOMING SAXES.—Mr J. E. James, auctioneer and valuer, announces in our advertising columns several forthcoming sales of freehold properties as wt 11 as of a fully-licensed house. One Of the freehold properties is Broginar, the birth-place of the famous poet Dafydd ap Gwilym. the Welsh Byron. BICYCLE ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday evening, as a youth was riding a bicycle through North-parade, with another youth standing on the stop behind him, he knocked down a child of four who was standing near one of the seats. Dr Beddoes was soon in attendance and found that the right shoulder-bone had been fractured. CYCLING ACCIDENT.—An accident occurred to a young man named Grimshaw, of Manchester, on Monday night whilst cycling from Devil's Bridge to Aberystwyth. He lost control of his machine shortly after leaving the Bridge and fell heavily to the ground, sustaining severe injuries to the head and shoulder-blade. Some persons witnessed the accident and he was conveyed to the Aberystwyth Infirmary and attended to by Dr Morgan, under whose care he is doing as well as can he expected. POLICE COURT.—On Friday, before Richard Morgan, Edward Evans, and R. J. Jones, Esqrs., George Taylor. Bowdon. Cheshire, labourer, was charged by John Lewis, Black H'Jr3e Inn, Tre- fechan, licensed victualler, with having stolen a pair of carnage springs, a saucepan, and a piece of iron, value 5s, property of the prosecutor. Prisoner pleaded not guilty to the charge of having stolen the things, but said he had taken them intending to ask the landlady their price. He stated that since he had come into town he had bought old iron and sold it again to Mr Mclllquham. Prisoner was sentenced to seven days imprisonment. TRAP ACCIDENT.—On Thursday of last week A pony in a trap belonging to Mr Roberts, Penywern, took fright fc-t the upper end of Bridge-street and bolted down the road at a terrific speed, the lad in charge being quite unable to stop it. Instead of keeping to the road, the animal went straight for Mr Mcllquham s shop, but the wheels coming into contact with the kerbing the pony fell, both shafts snapped, and the boy was thrown a distance of about four yards into the road. He, however, sustained no further injury than a sharp cut on the head and the first thing he asked was how his pony was. The pony was badly cut on the knees and nose. SMART. Next to chasing a burglar round a house- top or arresting the progress of a mad dog on the street, there is no more dangerous duty expected from a policeman than that of stoppmg a frightened horse which is careering madly along the road. P.C. Charman per- formed a very smart feat of that description on Saturday morning. A horse in a farmer's gig standing outside a dairy shop in Terrace-road was frightened by something or other and smarted off at a furious rate towards the Terrace. The road, as is usual for that time of day, was full of children and grown-up people and it is very probable that several accidents would have happened had not the police- man jumped at the horse's head at considerable risk to himself and managed to bring it to a stop. Several persons witnessed the act and expressed admiration of the officer's pluck and skill. A CLIFF ADVENTURE.—A tripper on Saturday afternoon foolishly attempted to walk down one portion of the Constitution Hill cliff. The feat seemed easy from the top to an inexperienced person, but the rock is slippery and loose, so that he had not gone very far before he found himself sliding down at a faster rate than he bad bargained for. After many attempts he at last found a firm footing, but he was unable to stir and, least of all, climb up again. The man's friends on the top, tak- ing in the situation, ran for assistance and some of the men engaged on the hill came with a rope to the rescue. Two men were let down by the rope which they tied round the person's waist and he was hauled up to the top, the two men being after- wards brought up. The tripper was almost over- come with fright and was in a faintiDg condition. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS.—The half- yearly meeting of the Oddfellows of the district was held at the Town Hall on Thursday morning of last week. The grand master, Mr John Rees, Dovey Lodge, presided, being supported by P.P.G.M. Edward Jones, Dovey Lodge, and P.G. Rhys Lewis, Llynlleoedd. In the course of his address, the Grand Master referred to the serious position of somelof the lodges, the only lodges that came up tovaloationstandard being Llynlleoedd, Iolo Goch, St Padarn, and Temple of Love lodges. The Grand Master having been thanked for his address the election of officers was proceeded with, the result being as follows :-Deputy Grand Master C. J. Ivory forthe office of Grand Master P.S. Edward Evans, Temple cf Love Lodge, as D.P.G.M. dis- trict auditor, P.G. Thomas Griffiths, St. David's Lodge.—On the motion of P.S. Rhys Lewis, seconded by P.C. Thomas Williams, it was re- solved that a female lodge be opened in connection with the district and a committee was appointed to make arrangements for the for- mation of one.—A vote of thanks having been passed to P.G. Cocks, the district examiner, the Grand Master, on behalf of the district, pre- sented P.P.G.M Isaac Hopkins with a gold medal in recognition of his services during the past year. —Mr Hopkins acknowledged the presentation and thanked all for the support given to the chair dur- ing his term of office.—The purple degree was given P.G. D. W. Richards, Rheidol Lodge, and P.S. R. H. Jones, Gogerddan Lodge. In the after- noon a dinner was held at the Lion, Councillor R. J. Jones presiding. Mrsiso;—Mr W. À, Northey announces that he is prepared to undertake the surveying of mines and quarries and other work in connection with mines. SHORTHAND.—The following pupils of Mr Raven- hijl have been successful in obtaining certficates for proficiency: Messrs Isaac R. Owen, James Davies, David Thomas, David U. Jones, Ernest Wilkinson. VISITORS.;—Amoog the visitors stay:ng at Aber- ystwyth is the Rev D. Williams of Salter's Newport, Salop. The rev gentleman is a brother of the late Father Williams, for many ypars t e respected priest of the Catholic Church in Queeu's- road. OUTING.—The annual outing given to the pupils of Mrs Maries Thomas's High School for Girls, South-terrace, took place on Wednesday afternoon, Llanrhystyd Road being visited. The weather was glorious and a most enjoyable time was spent. THE NATIONAL ESTKDDFOD.—The chair bard of this year's National Eisteddfod at Cardiff is the Hev Gwylf* Roberts, Congregational minist-r,. L'anelly, who had pnTiottdy won as an eisteddfod Dflzea two year scholarship at the University College of Wales ut Aberystwyth. GOOD TEMTLARS.—The weekly meeting was held on Friday evening when two new members were enrolled. The following took part in the entertain- ment Miss Lizzie Jones, Bridge street; Miss Lizzie Jones, Fenglaise-road Miss Emily Jones, Miss 4nnie Evans, and Messrs D. Moses Davids and Ebenezer Thomas. EXCURSIONS.—Excursions arrived from Rugby and Small Heath on Saturday, bringing in about 2.500 persons. An excursion from Leamington on Monday brought in 500 persons. On Tuesday, an excursion arrived from Malvern and yesterday (Thursday) there was a large excursiou from Shrewsbury. HORTICULTURAL SHOW.—The minstrel troupe will give entertainments at this Show, vhioh is to be held next month. Mr Salmon of the Terminus Hotel will cater the refreshments. It has been decided to engage the town band also to make arrangements with the railway company to run special trains. PHARMACEUTICAL.—MrS. D. Doughton, youngest son of Mr Robert Doughton, Great Darkgate- treet, has been successful in passing the minor examination of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, held in London recently. Mr Doughton, who is now registered as a qualified druggist and chemist, was apprenticed with Mr Robert Ellis, chemist, Aberystwyth. ACCIDENT.—A lad named Evan Davies of Spring- gardens met with an accident whilst crossing Terrace-road on Wednesday morning. A Corpora- tion workman accidentally struck him in the face with a shovrl whilst in the act of throwing refuse into the refuse cart. The boy's upper lip was cut severely. He was immediately taken to the In- firmary and is now progressing favourably. HORN-BLOWING.— The General Pu'poses Com- mittee last week unanimously decided to stop the nuisance of horn-blowing in the public streets and the Town Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted the recommendation. The practice, how- ever, was continued yesterday in defiance of the Council's resolution. Vehicles were also allowed to run all over the town in spite of the Inspector's uniform. A HANDSOME GIFT.—On Thursday morning (yesterday) a German deputation, accompanied by Mr Darlington, H.M.I., visited the Board School. After Mr Darlington had asked the scholars a few questions, one of the gentlemen comprising the deputation presented Miss Sophia Evans, daughter of Mr Edward Evans, builder, Baker- treet, with a sovereign in recognition of the intelligent and smart way in which she had given her answers. PREACHING.—At the Welsh Independent Chapel on Sunday Professor Anwyl, U.C.W., preached at the Tabernacle Chapel, the Rev John Roberts, Corris at St Michael's Church, the Rev Charles Phillips, Chirk (son of the late Chancellor Phillips) and at the Catholic Church, Bishop Mostyn. Special servic-s were held at the latter Church, the twenty-fifth anniversary being cele- brated. PIER AND CLIFF GARDENS.—A sacred promenade concert was given at the Pier Pavilion on Sunday night by the A.I.C. Band. Excellent music was discoursed and there was a good attendance. Mr Gilbert Rogers, the comedian, holds entertainments at the Pier Head every morning and his perform- ances are giving great satisfaction. The minstrels are also being well patronised in the afternoon. The Cliff Gardens have also been visited by hundreds of visitors during the past week. Mr Rogers sings in the evening and the band plays for danting. The switchback is also a great attraction. SAD DEATH.—The death took place early on Monday morning of Mr Frederick H. Bird of Moseley, Birmingham, a visitor staying at Aber- ystwyth. Deceased's wife on awakening about seven in the morning noticed something strange in the appcar-ince of her husband. She called him, but he made uo reply and she then summoned as- sistance. Or Harries was immediately sent for and he pronounced life to have been extinct some hours. A letter being received from Dr Wood of Birming- ham stating tht deceased suffered from chronic heart disease, Mr John Evans, coroner, deemed it unnecessary to hold an inquest. The body was conveyed by train to Birmingham on Monday night. As OTHERS SEE US.—A "Looker On" in the Manchester City New., under the heading of "Aber- ystwyth in July," asks, Why don't some enter- prising spirits, in these days of syndicates, inau- gurate a line of steamers between Manchester and Liverpool on the one side and the chain of pleasure resorts about Cardigan Bay on the other ? And this service, when started, should be a night one.. Until we have such a service the number of visitors to Criccieih, Pwllheli, Harlech, Barmouth, Aber- dovey, Borth, and Aberystwyth, and the many other pleasant places dotted on the coast, must be strictly limited, for it spoils a day in getting there and another in coming away, and this is an impor- tant loss in the fortnight or less which the average man can take at a time for holidays." The writer, in spite of his love of syndicates at the commence- ment of the article, ends by the surprising re- mark, "The only alloy m your day's pleasure is a feeling of regret that such a scene of beauty as the Devil's Bridge should be controlled by a syndicate instead'of being in national ownership. NOT USED TO SrCH WORK.—At the Police Station on Saturday afternoon an army pensioner named James Thompson was brought up before Richard Morgan and R. J. Jones, Esqrs., charged by the Workhouse Master with having refused to perform the task allotted to him at the Workhouse.—The Master said Thompson was admitted on Friday night by a white ticket which meant that that was his first admittance within a certain period. On Saturday morning he refused to make any attempt to break the quantity of stones allotted to him, say- ing he was unable to do so. He was examined the Medical Officer, whose certificate he produced. stating that he was fit to do the work.—Defendant said he was not used to work of that kind, being a clerk. He begged the magistrates not to send him to prison as he held a good character. He was well-known in the district. Mr Jones (Workhouse master), he added, knew him well.—Mr Jones dis- claimed the acquaintance. In reply to the Bench, defendant said he received 30s 8d pension money every month and was now engaged in writing essays which he intended copy-iighting.—He was fined half-a-crown, and a policeman was asked to accom- pany him to his lodgings with instructions to bring him back if the money was not forthcoming. James was,"however, easily able to find the money. Why he should have resorted to the Workhouse on the previous night, especially considering the delicate state of his health, is a mystery. RHEIDOL CHOIR CONCERT.—On Tuesday night the Rheidol Juvenile Choir held a concert at the Pier Pavilion with the object of raising funds to defray the expenses which would be incurred by the Choir in connection with their visit to the National Eisteddfod at Cardiff. The fact that the Choir was to sing the test piece was a sufficiently attractive feature in the entertainment to secure the presence of a large number of townspeople, but by means of judicious advertising the interest of the visitors had also been aroused, so that the audience con- tained a large proportion of English people. Mr C. M. Williams presided and, in his opening address, observed that the Conductor (Mr Edwards) showed great pluck in taking his Choir down to Cardiff and that he was sure all of them wished him success. (Applause.) The programme was excellent all through. The singing of the Choir was especially appreciated. It gave a good idea to visitors of Welsh singing and raised the hopes of the resident portion of the audience as to the success of the Choir on Thursday. The Con- ductor (Mr J. B. Edwards) is to be congratulated, even if his, Choir is not awarded the prize at the eisteddfod, on having shown that a good night's entertainment for visitors as well as towns- people can be provided by local talent. The programme was as follows:—Chorus, "Shine that Jewel Brow for Aye," Choir; duet, Hard Times Come no More," Misses Pickering and Davies song, "Death of Nelson," Mr G. Haydn Jone3 part song, six friends song, Gwlad y Delyn," Mrs J. H. Edwards; dwarf song, Tar-re-ar-re-um-tum," Mr Gilbert Rogers song, Y Fam a'i Baban," Miss M. Richards test pieces at Cardiff eisteddfod, Awn yn Mlaen Sweet and Low," encored, Choir; song, O, Holy Man of Sorrow," Miss Edwards, Treorky • male party "Comrades in Arms," Aberystwyth Party penillion singing, Mr J. Meurig Edwards • chorus, "Rejoice and Merry Be," Choir; sons' Dewch Adref," Miss M. M. Davies duet Ora Pro Nobis," Misses G. and R. Jones; song, Mrs Edwards duet, Band of Hope," Mr and Miss Rowlands, encored song, Lead, Kindly Light" Mr J. E. Harries; song, "My Old Dutch Mr Gilbert Rogers; song, 0, Rest in the Lord" Miss Edwards, Treorky; duet, "Hywel a Blodwen'" Mr Jenkins and Miss Jones song, Mr A. Jenkina penillion singing, Mr J. Meurig Edwards M i Party. Miss Nesta Hughes acted as accoLan; The house was the biggest which has ever L tha Pavilion, the takings amounting to overee;4n Previously the record was held by the" Ch I Aunt" Company when JE39 was taken. ar ey s
In the intermediate examination of the Trinity College of Music held on June 27th, Miss Blodwen Edwards, second daughter of the Rev Llewelyn Edwards, M.A., was successful in pianoforte playing, obtaining seventy-four marks out of 100. Full marks were obtained in sight reading.
Imperial Parliament. HOUSE OF COMMONS, WEDNESDAY The consideration of the Tithe Rent Charge [Rates) Bill was contioued in committee. An umndmt DC, moved by Mr Lionel Holland, to cut jut: the provision that the remaining one-half of the rate should be paid by the Commissioners of In- land Revenue out of the sums payable by them to she local taxa ion account on account of the estate iutygrant, was supported byseveral ministerialists, out was strongly resisted by Mr Long, and even- tually rejected by a majority of 100. One other imendmeut having been briefly discussed and re- jected, Mr Balfour moved the closure on the first ?lause, which disposed of twenty-one amendments if which notice had been given. The question that clause one stand part of lh. Bill was then put, the division giving the jrovemmenta majority of 10S. Progress was then "ported, and the House having resumed, at once ldj Jurnt-d. HOUSE OF LORDS, THURSDAY. Royal assent was given to a numbtr of public lnd private Acts. The House having gone into 2omm.ttee on the Seats for Shop Assistants (Eng- land and Ireland) Bill, consent was given to an amendment extending it to Scotland, and another change made was to require the provision of one seat for three assistants instead of for two as originally proposed. With these alterations the measure passed the committee stage. HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY. Questions were fairly numerous. Mr Wyndham stated that a proposal to assimilate the uniform of volunteer infantry- battalions to that of their terri- torial regiments was now under consideration. Ac- cording to a reply given by Mr Chamberlain, the number of Uitlanders in the Transvaal is estimated at 200,000, of whom about 150,050 are British sub- jtcts. Mr Wyndham stated that three batteries of Royal Field Arttllery are under orders to proceed to South Africa. It was announced by Mr Chap- lin that a committee has been appointed to inquire into the use of pitservatives and colouring matter :n the preparation of food. The Government in- tend topersevere with the Food and Drugs Adultera- tion Bill, the report ttage of which will be taken 00 Monday. Not so, however, with the Money Lend- ing Bill, for Mr Balfour could not hold out sanguine hopes as to the prospects of carrying it in the pres- ent session. The consideration in committee of the Tithe ReDt-Charge (Rates) Bill was afterwards resumed. HOUSE OF COMMONS, FRIDAY. It was fi ur o'clock on Friday morning before the House got through the second reading of the Tithe Rent-Charge (Rates) Bill to the satisfaction of the Government. Under these circumstances perhaps it was agreeable to all concerned that when the House resumed at three o'clock in the afternoon it should he faced by an agenda promising a tame and uneventful sitting. Questions yielded little. Mr Akers Douglas had again to state that no concession could possibly be made with regard to opening Buckingham Palace to the public. An explanation was given by Mr Goschen as to how it came about that the Times was able to publish ex- clusive information on the forthcoming naval mauoeuvrts. The explanation sounded so like a. fairy tale" as to provoke ironical Opposition l&ught r. Long nights and hard work were hinted at. Mr Balfour announced that on Monday he will propose the suspension of the twelve o'clock rule for the remainder of the session. The fate in committee of the Local Government Provisional Order (No 15) Bill, dealing, among other things, with preaching on the sands at Rhyl, tempted Mr Llryd Gecrge to point a moral to the effect that the necessity had been shown for the House ex- ercising a careful supervision over provisional orders prepared by Government departments. The pre- liminary work being over, the House settled down to a consideration of the Scotch estimates. HOUSE OF LORDS, MONDAY. Lord Lansdowne made an interesting statement on the subject of volunteer rifle ranges. He said the Government could not undertake the re- sponsibility ot providing every volunteer corp with a suitable range, but they would do what they could. He looked for a remedy more in the direc- tion of increased travelling facilities. In the au- tumn a new regulation would come into force re- ducing the minimum distance for an allowance from five to two miles, and the maximum amount for an allowance would be increased from 43. to (is. per htad. HOUSE OF COMMONS, MONDAY. The Transvaal ag-tin monopolised a good deal of time during question hour. Mr Chamberlain was now able to siy, 011 the authority of Sir Alfred Milner, that under President Kruger's latest scheme the number of Uitlanders enfranchised would belesa than half-of those wtro would-come. in under his (Sir Alfred's ) proposals. Further if the President's proposals were accepted, Sir Alfrecl :.liln, r does rot the Uitlanders would be able to command a single seat in the Volksraad. As to the artillery now proceeding to the Cape, Mr Wyndham explained that primarily they were in- t°nded as relief., hut if the necessity arcsethebatteries at present in South Africa would be retained. Mr Ba'four then moved the suspension of the twelve o'clock rule for the remainder of the session and nude a stitement aa to the Bills which the Govern- ment intend to pass. After mentioning the measures which are not likely to he opposed and would there- fore pass, he gave a list of the Bills that would be abandoned. After a brief discussion, in which general regret was expressed that the Money Leud- ing Bill was to be dropped, the motion of Mr Bal- four's was adopted. HOUSE OF LORDS, TUESDAY. The Poor-law Acts Amendment Bill and the Sea Fisheries Bill were read a third time and passed. The Gordon M»morial College at (Khartoum Bill parsed through Committee. A motion by Lord Inchi(|uin, that thequestioo of compensation tolrish landowners for injuries inflicted upon them by re- cent legislation demands the immediate attention of Parhameut, was rejected by thirty-nine votes to thirty-feur. and the House adjourned at five minutes to eight o'clock. HOUSE OF COMMONS, TUESDAY. A uumber of new Bills were brought in and read a second time. The Sale of Focd and Drugs Bill was further considered on the report stage and a number of amendments were negatived on a division.
Continued from page 2 were in favour of giving Mr Hopkins exceptional 1 terms, ic was perfectly for them to do RO; but no one could say that £10 was the value of the houses. He was wiping to give Mr Hopkins a lease on terms similar to those given to others. The Council quoted terms for Mrs Gammon for the comer house at JE12 and that house was in a bad condition and would cost £150 to put in repair. Mr Hopkins was owner of tie adjoining house which was of the same height and of the same value. He did not believe it would ha let at £12, but he put No. 27 at £12 and Mr Hopkins's own house at £16. Mr PEAKE said that terms were given Mrs Gammon for the present time and net for five yt ars ago. Mr WILLIAMS replied that he thought Mr Hop kins'a terms should be from now also. If the Coun- cil took No 27 at f 12 and Mr Hopkins's own hou-e at JE16, the total fine at the lowest calculation would It was, however, now proposed to renew at £10 for each house which made the tine the Council were practically giving Mr Hopkins JE50. They heard, continued Mr Williams, a great deal about Mr Hopkins giving up his claim on account of the yard. Rut what claim bad he ? In 1S94, Captain Doughton, speak- ing on behalf of Mr Hopkins and in his presence, said Mr Hopkins would go out witnn the month and Mr Hopkins did not contradict it. It was de. sirable to have a notice served Captain Doughton got rather rough and Alderman Jones said that the Council would not bear any dictation either by Captain Doughton or by Mr Hopkins. Mr Hop- kins gave up the yard and had been a consenting party to the whole of what the Council had done. He pulled the hoarding down voluntarily and that was a perfect proof that he had given up the whole thing in a friendly way. here, then, was his claim? It was simply put forward to secure the old terms which were grossly unfair. The public would judge and before long they would have an opportunity of judging 'vhether the Council had been fair or not. He had now dis- charged his duty. He entered his pr >test against the procedure of the Council. He said the Com mittee would visit the place and because the Com- mittee would not agiee they said, "We will have revenge on Mr Williams and will put this on the agenda." Alderman JONES repudiated doing anything per- sonal to Mr Williams and Mr SALMON" remarked that Mr Williams showed that he was prejudiced. Mr WILLIAMS said the wording of the notice on the agenda proved that he was right in his ruling. Reference having been made to Mr Salmon hav- ing consulted the Town Clerk, Mr SALMON" deuied having done so. Fearing there might be something on the books of which he did not know, he added that all previous resolutions to the contrary should be rescinded and the reason why he did that was because Mr John Jenkins told him, No doubt Mr Williams will get out of it." (Laughter.) The MAYOR observed that if Mr Salmon had not put the latter part of the notice he should have ruled that he was in order. The Tows CLERK concurred, saying it was clearly in order by No. 11 of the Standing Orders. Mr WILLIAMS repeated that the notice bad been put on the agenda in order to have revenge on him; but there were general protests against the remark and the Mayor said it was quite unfair for Mr Williams to make it. Alderman J o ES said it had been stated that a certain sum of money bad been offered Mr Hopkins. Mr Hopkins refused to take money for that work, but allowed the Council to do the work themselves and that they were to make a concession in connec- tion with the lea-e and that was done. Captain DOUGHTON—That was the secoud arrange- ment. Mr WILLIAMS—My explanation is that that statement is not correct. Aldrman PALMER—Oh Mr- WILLIAMS—What is the use of saying Oh" when there is a fresh resolution by which the work was carried cut at £10 ? Captain DOUGHTON said he and Alderman Jones were deputed in 1S95 to see Mr Hopkins with re- ference to the raising of the road an<l they offered him £35. That report was made to the Council and as soon as it appeared in the local papers Miss Lewis, Llanon, wrote saying that Mr Hopkins was tenant only and if f35 was to be paid she was en- titled to it and that the yard had nothing to do with Mr Hopkins's house or with Mo. 27. Mr WILLIAMS—That is my statement. Captain DOUGHTON, continuing, added that some time after that there was a second arrangement whereby Mr Hopkins allowed the Council to raise the road provided the Council would go to the expense of raising the wall of his yard in propor- tion and having the roof inside put in proper order. One arrangement was quite distinct frurn the other. Mr WILLIAMS—Quite. Captain DnroFrrny added thit in 1130: hp believed he was the cause of Mr Hopkins not getting notice to quit. A blacksmith got notice to quit at the same time and, Mr Hopkins being a member of the Council, he (Captain Doughton) believed he gave his word that Mr Hopkins would move from there when required. A gale of wind came and blew the place down. (Laughter.) He did not intend joining in that discussion, hut what he stated were the facts. Mr WILLIAMS—And prove my case. Captain DOCCHTOV added that the Mayor kindly allowed Mr Hopkins to store the remains of the yard and they were left there and the Council allowed Mr Hopkins to have a piece of l&,nd below Mr Lewis's shed. They measured the space there • and Mr Hopkins was quite agreeable then. Some- how or other it ended in smoke. The MAYOR observed that what Captain Dough- ton stated was quite correct. Mr SALMON" then rose to reply said the rate- able value in 1S93 and 1S94 was £ S. Mr WILLIAMS said the terms were not quoted in 1S93. He stated that it was when the matter was considered. Mr SALMON added that Mr William3 had shown that he was not a great friend of Mr Hopkins's Mr WILLIAMS believed he was the best friend Mr Hopkins ever had. If Mr Salmon was going into that matter he should have to follow him. He would have none of Mr Salmon's insults. Mr SALMON—Speak the truth. Mr WILLIAMS—I am sneaking the truth. Mr SALMON"—Within a couple of months of the application by Mr Hopkins for renewal the assess- ment of the premises was raised by the Assessment Committee, and the chairman of that Committee was Mr Williams. Mr WILLIAMS—I want to put an end to that kind of statement. I knew no more of the raising of Mr Hopkins's assessment than Mr Salmon. Mr Salmon has been chairman of the Assessment Committee and has not the Collector presented supplemental lists without your knowledge ? It is an utter false- hood. Mr SALMON" said no doubt there were instructions. The MAYOR said Mr Salmon made a statement and Mr Williams distinctly denied that he had any- thing to do with the matter. Nevertheless Mr Salmon proceeded and insinuated again that he had. He therefore asked Mr Salmon to withdraw the remark. Mr SALMON having done so added that at the same time the assessment was raised after ap plication was made for renewal. It had been the same ratable value for two or three years pre- viously. He had been chairman of the Assessment Committee and knew the way assessments were made in town and country. (Laughter.) He as- sured the Council that the assistant overseers got instructions, not from people qualified to assess, but things cropped up among the members and no doubt it was done in that case. The ratable value was increased when Mr Hopkins made his applica tion for renewal. Mr WILLIAMS denied it and said the Finance Committee fixed on £12 as the basis of renewal. Mr SALMON replied that Mr Hopkins appealed to the Assessment Committee and got the ratable value reduced to £12 and Mr WILLIAMS admitted that that was so, That was, added Mr Salmon, in 1894 or 1S95. He was not in the habit of keep- ing newspaper cuttings but took things as they were. (Laughter.) The insinuation that the Council was giving Mr Hopkins £50 was a most base and unjust remark for Mr Williams to make. Mr WILLIAMS—Nothing of the kind. Mr SALMON—We treat Mr Hopkins worse than we have treated anybody else by compelling him to wive a written acknowledgment that he will make nt) claim Mr WILLIAMS—He has no claim. Mr SALMON—We have done that. Mr WILLIAMS—Nonsense. Mr SALMON*—Why should we not treat him as he has treated us ? Mr WILLIA5- I agree with that. Mr SALMOV—We ought to do everything honour- able to the ratepayers and it is for the ratepayers t0xilrdWiLLiAMS—Yes, it is for the ratepayers to JUMr SALMON—We should do our duty in an im- partial manner. The public are sick and tired of Ph„ wav the application has been treated and I hope to-day we shall put an end to the vexed ques- tion of Mr Isaac Hopkins's lease. Mr WILLIAMS—-It will not put an end to discus- Sl°The Mayor was about to put the question, when Mr WILLIAMS asked that the names should be re- dded Adding that he would move an amend- ment after the division, and the MAYOR saying he would take it before, Mr WILLIAMS moved that; in the event of the Council granting a renewal, the letting value should be the basis. Mr EVAN HCGH JAMES pointed out that there was no time specified in which the conditions were J be carried out, and eighteen months were agreed toF r the amendment there then voted Messrs C. I Williams, John Jenkins, and E. H. James. Capt ponghton remained neutral and the remainder of lu^nneillors present voted against, in regard to r>, sition to grant the lease.on 1895 terms, Mi w ewr°Tames and Captain Doughton were neutral. n vr Williams, John Jenkins, and Robert Doughton voted against and the other councillors < present voted for. They being in a majority, it I was decided to grant Mr Hopkins his lease on the 1895 terms. The Council thm proceeded to deal with the report of the Finance Committee, when Mr SALMON said it was not correct the MAYOR said it was correct as far as it went; Mr R. J. JONES said there was no necessity for it; and Alderman PALMER said it was absolute monarchy." Alderman PETER JONES moved that all words should be struck out after" fresh application," and this was agreed to by eight, Mr Williams voting against. Mr WILLIAMS rematked that because Mr Williams", as in that matter it was the only reason for Alderman Jones taking tne ground he did. Alderman JONES strongly denied it, rrmarking that if Mr Williams believed a thing of that kind he (Mr Jones) was not responsible for his belief. H was responsible for his own conduct and he repudiated beiog itrbued with the spirit Mr Williams had attributed to him. Mr WILLIAMS retorted that he knew it from statements which Mr Peter Jones had made and the MAYOR declared the meeting at an end. The Council rose about two o'clock, having sat three hours. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JCLY 19TH.— Before Perer Jones, W. H. Palmer, Edward Evaus, R. J. Jones, and C. M. Williams, Esqrs. D'mnkmne*#.—Mr Superintendent Phillips sum- moned Thomas Evans, mason, L'ettypannod, Pen, uwch, for having been drunk whilst in charge of a horse and trap. —P.C. Evan Williams said he saw defendant at six o'clock on the 3rd drunk in charge of a horse and trap in Terrace road. — Defendaot was fined 10s with costs.—Evan Davies. Cambrian- place, Aherystwyth, was fined 5s with costs for having been drunk at 7 20 p.m. on the 11th in Railway-terrace.—Defendant saLl he was not drunk, but sa-d he had walked to Devil's Bridge and came nome by trap and his legs were stiff and numbed by sitting in the trap. He admitted, however, having taken refreshments on the road. Obstruction.—John Jenkins, butcher, Little Dirk- eate street, was summoned for s'reet obstruction on the 11th July. — P.S. Phillips said at 10-20 a.m. on the 11th he saw a hamper and large basket in front of defendant's shop. At eleven o'clock he called defendant's attention to the obstruction and he nevertheless allowed it to remain until 1 15 p m. On the 15th defendant promised to dis- continue obstructions, but they continued, though not since service of tne summons. — Defendant was fined 28 6d with costs. A/i Unfit Donkey.—Inspector John Davies sum- moned May Taylor, basket maker, Stone, Stafford- shire, for having worked a donkey while it was in an unfit state on the previous day.—The Inspector said he went to Trefechan where he saw defendant driving a donkey laden with bedding, two sdcks. parts of a tent, and an iron bar which weighed 1 cwt. 1 qr. 6 lbs. Finding the donkey uneasy under the load, examined it and found an old wound one-and-a-half kicheson spine, two wounds on hip, and oue on the ribs. Some of the wounds discharged on pressure and the animal could not bmrto be touched.—Defendant said she got the donkey three weeks ago and the wounds were caused by the donkey rubbing itself and rolling.— Defendant was fined 5s with costs, Annmal Licensing—The annual licensing meeting was fixed for the 30th August and 26th July for game licences.