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ABERYSTWYTH. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MANAGERS, FRI- DAY, JCLY 21ST.—Present: Mr George Davis, chairman, presiding Mrs Jessy Williams, Mrs James (Dolybont), the Rev T. Levi, Messrs C. M. Williams, Richard Richards, R. J. Jones, J. P. Thomas, and Professor Genese and Mr John Evans, clerk. THE REPORTERS. Professor Genese expressed surprise that the reporters should have published some remarks in regard to the health of an applicant for the post of science teacher made at the last meeting.—Mr C. M. Williams said the reporters only did their duty. It was for them to report what took place unless requested not to do so.— Mrs James said the reporters did not always report everything and they sometimes reported what was unfavourable to the school.—The Chairman said he had always found the reporters very willing to leave out anything which the Managers did not desire to be made public. TRAVELLING TEACHERS. The Clerk of the County Governing Body (Mr H C. Fryer) wrote stating that that body were pro- posing to appoint a teacher of cookery and laundry work tor the three county schools of Aberystwyth, Aberayron, and Tregaron at a salary of (inclu- sive of travelling expenses) of which they would pay half provided the Technical Instruction Com- mittee of the County Council and the managers of the schools mentioned would between them pay the remaining half. It was hoped that the Technical Instruction Committee would agree to pay one quarter of the whole salary, leaving the other quarter, f20. to be paid by the three schools pro- portionately to their accommodation for girl pupils. The proportion of the salary payable by the Aberystwyth Managers would be £11 2s 2d and would the Managers state as soon as they conveniently could whether the suggestion was acceptable and whether they would consent to pay this yearly sum. He believed that they al- ready had good provision for cookery and laundry work in the way of buildings, but that as yet they had made no provision for teaching. The matter was referred to the Finance Committee with power to consent to the arrangements, the meeting of the County Governing Body being held before the Managers would again meet. CARETAKING. The Chairman brought forward the recommenda- tions of the Finance Committee. The Committee recommended that the present arrangements for cleaning the school should terminate and that a person should be engaged to be always at the school.—The recommendation was adopted on the proposition of Mr Richard Richards.—Mrs Williams proposed that the Managers should send to the Society which had been established for the purpose of finding employment for pensioners to recommend a suitable person.—Mr R. J. Jones asked whether a. man from the town could not be found to do the work ?—The Chairman said it would be difficult to get a man to give his whole time to the work for say fifteen shillings who was nbt in receipt of an income from somewhere else.—Mr R. J. Jones said there were pensioners in the town.—Prof. Genese took it that they would be eligible and Mrs Williams replied in the affirmative.—Mr J. P. Thomas seconded the proposition which was then agreed to. OPENING OF THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS, A letter was read from Lord Rendel thanking the Managers for changing the date of the opening of the new building so as to enable him to be present.—It was decided that the opening ceremony should take place on October 26th. SCHOOL HOURS. Mrs James, in accordance with notice of motion, proposed that a deputation from the Managers should wait upon the Cambrian Railway authorities to endeavour to have the train now arriving at 9-45 in the morning to come in before half-pas: nine that the school should commence at half-pist nine instead of nine as at present, and that instead of there being half holidays on Wednesdays and Saturdays that there should be a whole day off on Saturday. If these were carried out it would be a great convenience to country pupils.—Mr J. }\ Thomas thought it was a very good suggestion.— Mr C. M. Williams proposed that the suggestion should be referred to the staff for consideration be- fore being adopted. He thought it would be better to have a written report by the Headmaster. so that it could not be said again that they came to a decision hurriedly.—Mrs James said the matter had been mentioned at the last meeting and the Headmaster had had ample time to consider the matter.—The Headmaster aid they had considered it and as far as the stall was con- cerned they were quite in favour of the change.— Mr Williams said he would prefer that it should be considered by all the teachers and that a written report should be presented. — Professor Genese We have the two heads here and they say they have considered it.—Mr Williams: We have only one he-td here, Sf) you are clean out of it -1 s Jessy Williama took it that the staff had fully con- sidered the matter since the last meeting-The Headmaster stating again that the staff had con- j s: Lered the question and favoured the change, the proposition was agreed to.—It was decided that the wnole should form the deputation to Mr uenniss. SCHOLARSHIPS. The Headmaster recommended that the scholar- ships of the following pupils should be renewed :— Ebenezer R. Thomas, Hubert E. Jones, Rachel Themus, Fred R. Jones, Jacob Meurig Jones. Arthur Dmghton Williams, Sarah Helena Evans, Victoria Bonner/Margaret Keane, Mary Evans, Elizabeth Edwards, and Dd..Jones.—Mr* J. tr. Thomas asked whether preference was given to poor pupils in a warding these scholarships and the Heaù- master replied that they were given solely on merit. —The list was passed on the proposition of Mr R. J. Jones. APPOINTMENTS. The Managers resolved into committee, on the proposition of Mr C. M. WTilliams, to con-ider the appointment of science master at a salary dfl20 and that of assistant mistress, salary £80. Two candidates for the former post jwere interviewed, viz., Mr J. H Howell, B.A., B.Sc. (London), and Mr H. B. Mill, A.R.C. Sc., science master at the Victoria Institute, Worcester. Ultimately, Mr Howell was appointed. Eighty candidates had been received for the post of assistant mistress of which the following bad been recommended at the la-tt meeting by the Finance Committee for final selection—Miss Katherine M. Green, L.L.A. (St. Andrews), Miss Edith M. Theobald, B.A. (London), Miss S. M. Morgan (Cambridge higher), Miss S. E. Thomas, Aberystwyth (London matrie., first division), and Miss A. Torode (Cambridge higher). Miss Green, Miss S. M. Morgan, and Mijs S. E. Thomas were inter- viewed by the Managers and eventually Miss Thomas was appointed.—Mr Howell took his B.Sc. degree with first-class honours in physics. He was for four years and a half science master in the civil service department of Kings College, London, since when he has been doing research work at the Victoria Institute, Zurich. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH. Before D. C. Roberts, J. Morgan, and T. Griffiths, Esqrs. No L icenre.—William Davies, carriage driver, of 26, Mill-street, Aberystwyth, was summoned by David Morgan, inspector of hackney carriages, for permitting a carriage to ply on hire without a licence on July 2lst.-Inspector Morgan stated that on Wednesday last he saw defendant driving a four-horse charabanc on North-parade. He had warned defendant before without avail. lie did not ask defendant for a licence because he knew he had, not got one. He had promised several times to take out a licence. — Defendant said he Had not been seen driving a charabanc before, but admitted that he had been seen driving carriages. He thought he could drive if the carriage was private. De- fendant said he had told Inspector Morgan that he was going to take a licence out on Saturday and would have done so had he not met with an ac- cident and had offered to pay for a license on Saturday. —Defend-nt was fined 5s. with costs. Annual Lu'-nse*.— Game licenses were granted to Mr Richard Saycell, Great Darisgate-street, Mr E. P. Taylor, Terrace-road, and Mr Randolph Fear, Terrace-road. TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. HARHOCR COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this Com- mittee was held on Monday evening, when there were present Councillor R. Doughton, chairman, presiding Aldermen David Roberts and T. Doughto'n,' and Councillors D. C. Roberts (mayor), E. H. James, and Isaac Hopkins, Messrs A. J. Hughes, town clerk H. L. Evans, borough accountant and Rees Jones, surveyor. The application of Mr George Davis for permission to erect a galvanized iron shed on the Rofawr was considered.—Captain Doughton said it was neces- sary to keep an empty space at the end of tne present warehouses where vessels could discharge in case of emergency. A vessel might put in during a storm and want to unload, and that space had also been used before,—Mr E H. James said if the application was not granted, the Council .vould lose some revenue itpd Mr D. C. Roberts said there was a great demand for storage at the Harbour and he thought the application should be seriously con- sidered.—Captain Doughton suggested another site for the shed and it was agreed to visit the spot in company with Mr Davis. PCBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.—A meet ng of this < Committee was held on Monday evening, when there were present Alderman Peter Jones, chair- man, presiding; Alderman T. Doughton, Councillors D. C. Roberts (mayor). R. Peake, John Jenkins, Isaac Hopkins, and E. H. James Messrs A. J. < Hughes, town clerk: H. L. Evans, borough I accountant and Rees Jones, borough surveyor.— Plans of the workmen's dwellings were presented by ( the Surveyor and being finally approved, were ordered t to be sent up to the Local Government Board. 1 Capta n Doughton said he had been spoken to by a ] farmer as to the state of the road leading from s Penparke to Felinymor.—It was stated that there f was no traffic on the road. I FINANCE COMMITTEE —A meeting of this Com- I mittee was held on Tuesday evening when there f were present Mr C. M. Williams, chairman, pre- t siding AldennanPeter Jones, Councillors D. C. Roberts, (mayor) and John Jenkins, Messrs H. L- Evans, accountant, and Rees Jones, borough surveyor. Bills and labour sheets for the month were passed.—The chairman asked whether any- thing had been heard recently from the athletic clubs in regard to the recreation ground. He supposed the field previously held by Mr Pope's school was still on their hands.—The Accountant said the field had been let to Mr, Rowlands the butcher, on condition that he would give it up if it were wanted as a'recreation ground.—An ap- plication by the Town Crier for new uniform and a waterproof coat was granted.—The Chairman said the next subject on the agenda was the revision of the scale of charges for renewal cf leases. He took it that the matter would be considered in private as had been done before.—The other mem- bers agreed and the reporters left. IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS. On Monday afternoon Mr J. E. James, auctioneer, conducted a sale of freehold farms at the Lion Hotel. The farms were mostly upland and were portions of the Mabws estate. There was a large attendance and with one or two exceptions all ihe lots were disposed of. A good number of the farms were bought by the tenants, who were afforded exceptional opportunities to secure them. The solicitors for the vendors were Messrs Roberts and Evans. The first farm put up for sale was Bryneiddwen, 23a. Or. 3Sp.. now in the occupation of Mr Dd. Evans, being withdrawn at £140. For Tynewyld, 24a. Or. Sp., the bidding commenced at £100 and rose rapidly to at which it was knocked down to the tenant, Mr Evan Phillips. Pistillgwyn, 10i. 2r. 3p., thp adjoining farn:, next offered was again sold to the tenant, Miss Saran Evans, for £75 The next farm put up, Rnydyfudr, fetched a starting bid of £600. It was declared an open sale at £1,000 and was sold tc the tenant, Mr Jenkin Evans, for £1,100. Cefngronllwyn, in the occupation of Mr William Edwards, was sold to Mr Daniel Edwards, Gwarolehfa. for £150, and Tanlluast, 51a. 1. 31p. (tenant, Mr Dd. Williams), was sold after very spirited bidding to Mr S. T. Jenkins of London for £700. The next lot otfered for sale consisted of the farm of Lluestnewydd, con- taining 5Sa. 1. 35p. Bidding commenced at £500 the sale was declared open at JE800, at which sum it was knocked down to Mr Jones, Ynysfach. Mr Wm. Lloyd, Talwrngoch, bought Talwruhogfaen, which was next put up, for JE450. Caregyddol, a farm of 15a. 2r. 23p. was withdrawn at £125, as was alsc Rhosfoch, 49a. Or. 30p. at £250. The pur- chaser of Gwarolehfa, 39a. 2r. 27p., was the tenant, Mr William Edwards, at £350. Rhosyrolehfa, measuring 2Sa. 2r. 22p., was withdrawn, the bidding only reaching £250. Bidding was again very slow for Hafodronw, a farm of 25a. Ir. 29p. and it was also withdrawn. A part of the latter, measuring 15a. Or. 7p, was then put up and disposed of for jE95 to Mr Lewis Davies, Tynfynydd. For Talwrncoch, hav- ing an acreage* of 30a Or 20p, bidding started at £500 and rose rapidly to JE700 when it was knocked down to the tenant, Mr John Lloyd. The tenant, Mr John Evans, was also the purchaser of the next farm, Lluesthen, 36a 2r 6p, for £450. The next farm, Bryngwyn, 31a 2r 18p, was withdrawn at JE525, the Auctioneer stating that the reserve price was very nearly reached. The farms previously withdrawn were then put up. Hafodronw was sold for JE400 to Daniel Jones, Hafodlas, and Carregy dd ii was purchased by Mr Evan Phillips for JE150. The same afternoon Mr J. E. James offered for sale some freehold houses and gardens in the village of Llanon. which were disposed of as follows:- Cledan House, £110, Mr Daniel Davies, 2, Bridge- street, Llanon Good Hope (including shop and warehouse), withdrawn at £260.



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