BLAENAU FESTINIOG. FATAL ACCIDENT.—OA Tuesday of last week a youth of fourteen, SOD. of Mr John Roberts, Bethesda-terrace, met with his death in a painful manner. It appears that a horse, which he was driving, took fright and bolted, and the uufortu- nate boy got between it and the wall in High street, where he was so severely injured that he succumbed shortly after. COUNTY SCHOOL.—The success of the Intermediate School is clearly sepn in the number of successes of pupils in the recent examinations. Mr Edward T. Edmunds, who won a scholarship of S20 per annum last September at the Xorth Wales University College, has had his scholarship increased to £25 per annum. Mr John Lewis Williams, who was a pupil at this school before entering the same College, was awarded an exhibition of BlOfor his work last session. Mr Thomas J. Carey Evans, Llysmeddyg. obtained a second class certificate in the second division in the College of Preceptors examination. In the matricu- lation examination of the University of Wales, Mr Griffith Williams passed in the first division and Messrs Lewis F. Davies and Robert Percy Huehes in the second division. Miss Catherine Jane Hughes, Messrs Evan Jones. David R. Rowe, and John R. Williams have matriculated in four subjects. SCHOOL BOARD.—Present Mr E. P. Jones, J.P. (chairman), Revs J. R. Parry. R. J. Williams, H. Evans. Vote of Condolence.— On the motion of the Chairman, a vote of condolence was passed with Mr D. R. J ones and Mrs Jones, Old Post Office, in their sad bereave- ment in the death of their daughter, who was a pupil teacher under the Board. Success of Pupil Teachers.— A letter was read from Mr F. P. Dodd, M.A., head master of the Inter- mediate School, informing the Board of the successes of pupil teachers who were trained at the Intermediate School in the recent matriculation examination of the Welsh University. Mr Griffith Williams had passed in the first division and Messrs Lewis F. Davies and Robert Percy Hughes in the second division. The following had passed in four subjects out of five:— Miss Catherine Jane Hughes and Messrs Evan Jones, David R. Rowe, and John R. Williams. Resignations.—A letter was read from Miss Grace Humphreys resigning her position as assistant mistress under the Board, it being her intention to enter college. Miss Ann J. Roberts also sent in her re- signation. having accepted another appointment. Appointment.—Miss M. C. Roberts, Glanpwll, was appointed assistant mistress of the Girls' Higher Grade School. Reports.—The reports as to the recent examination of the evening schools were read and considered satisfactory. The grants were as follows —Tanygrisiau, £6388; Festiniog, £ 27 12s t>d Manod, S44 16,. 9d; Glanpwll, £!)4 6s M Slate Quarries, £6n 8s 3d. The; reports of the inspectors were as follows :—' Mixed School The discipline is excellent and the children are bright and intelligent. Not- withstanding the difficulties associated with staff changes and the evil influences of epidemic upon the attendance, creditable progress has been made in most of the branches of instr otion." "Infant School: The school has had some difficulties to contend igainst during the year past in changes in the staff and irregular attendance consequent upon the prevalence of epidemic sickness and it is perhaps not quite so ad- vanced in reading and counting as it otherwise might have been. The hand writing, however, deserves special praise, as do also the recitation and discipline. The school is likely to do well under the new teacher." The schools have been awarded the highest grants, viz., £2311s 3d.—The Board decided to congratulate Mr Thomas R. Jones and Miss Edwards, the head teachers, on the result. School Teachers Examinations.—The report as to the pupil te3.chers examination was read and Was as follows :—Evan Roberts, 51G marks Owen T. Owen, 514 Thomas F. Evaus. 472 Morris G. Owens, 472 Mary J. Davies, 463 Mary Elizabeth 449 Maria J. Roberts. 426 Elizabeth A. Junes, 423 Mary Ellen Owen, 421 Jennie Pugh, 409 Owen Williams, 406 Catherine M. Jones, 402 Kate E. Jones, 394 Sallie Roberts, 392; Annie M. Hughes, 365. The Oakley Scholarship Examination.—The result of this examination was reported as follows :—Cecil J. Williams, Glanpwll School fS.-i), 303 marks Richard Jones,' Tanygrisiau (£3), 300; Evan R. Roberts, Glanypwll (£2), 290 Caradog Rhydwen, Manod, 288 William J. Thomas. 278 John Morris, Manod, 274 Edwin A. Owen, Slate Quarries, 270 William J. Griffiths. Glanpwll, 264 Annie G. Hughes, GIan- pwll, 261 Ellen J. Jones, Tanygrisiau, 260 Thomas EL Jones, Glanpwll, 259 Annie Jones. Tanygrisiau, 258 Robert Thomas, Slate Quarries, 250 Owen M. Owens. Glanpwll, 246 Rhonwen Bevan, Manod, 244
ABERYSTWYTH. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL, MONDAY, ALGUST 7TH.- Present; Mr John Morgan. Cwmrheidol, vice-chairman, presiding; Messrs Edward Jones, Ceulanymaesmawr; Charles Davies, Llauy. chaiarn J. B. Morgan, Cynnullmawr Ricnard James, Hecllys W. A. Miller, Issayndre Jas. Jones. Llanbadarn Lower; Thomas Powell, Llannhangel Upper; Evan Richards, Llan. fihangel Lower E. J. Evans, Llangwyryfon Daniel Morris and David Edwards, Llanilar Evan Lewis, Danrhybtyd Haminiog J. E. James, Melindwr Richard Davies, Trefeirig David Davies, deputy clerk John Rowlands, inspector J. Hughes, J. Edwards, M. Davies, and M. Edwards, surveyors. PROPOSED NEW BRIDGES. Minutes of an adjourned meeting held on July 24th were read, which stated that the tender of the Eagle Foundry, Aberystwyth, viz., £58. for the erection of a. bridge over Clettwr river had been accepted and that it had been resolved to ask the County Council to contribute one third the expense; also that the question of erecting a bridge over the Beidiog river had been discussed and that it was agreed to recommend the Council at its ordinary meeting to erect a bridge at the place suggested.— Mr J. B. Morgan questioned the right of the adjourned meeting to consider the question of erecting a bridge over the Beidiog. The adjourned meeting was to have been held for the sole purpose of considering the question of the Clettwr bridge.— Mr E. J. Evans doubted the wisdom of observing details in the manner suggested by Mr Morgan. As a matter of fact, the adjourned meeting was an irregular meeting, notices of such meeting not having been sent by the Clerk to the members.— Mr J. B. Morgan said theCouocil at the adjourned meeting had no business to consider the Beidiog bridge question. Business should be transacted in a regular manner. He did not agree with Mr Evans that it was necessary tor the Clerk to send notices of an adjourned meeting,—The Chairman said Mr Evans was right and read the Standing Orders which stated that notices of ordinary, extra- ordinary, and adjourned meetings were to be sent to the members three days before the holding of such meeting.—In the discussion which followed, some members expressed the opinion that the adjourned meeting should be declared irregular, but others thought that the meeting should' be declared irregular in its relation to the Beidiog bridge question .only.—Ulti- mately it was agreed to confirm the passage pertaining to Clettwr bridge and strike out the passage as to Beidiog bridge.—The Council later on considered the question of erecting a bridge over the Beidiog, which is situated in the parish of Llangwyryfon. The Surveyor estimated that the bridge would cost jE51 53 0d. —Mr J. B. Morgan did not consider that the Council were acting discreetly in devoting their attention to the erection of several bridges at the same time. As the members were aware, in past years numerous applications for new bridges had been received from different parish councils in the district and the Council had taken no notice of them. He failed to see that new bridges were urgently needed in any particular portion of the rural district except perhaps over the Clettwr. Under the circumstances, he thought it behoved the Council to appoint a committee to inquire into the merits and demerits of the applications made in past years for new bridges so as to enable the Council to know exactly where new bridges were mostly wanted if wanted at all. Of course, they would have to proceed with the erection of the bridge over the Clettwr.—Mr J. E. James pointed out that there was urgent need of a new bridge near Maesbangor, in the parish of Melindwr, and he suggested that steps should be taken to erect a new bridge at Melindwr at the same time as the bridge over the Beidiog was be- ing erected in the parish of Llaogwyryfon.—Mr Richard James seconded the preposition of Mr J. B. Morgan. He pointed out that there was no urgent need of new bridges at Beidiog or Maes. bangor. There were no dilapidated structures at these two places it was a matter of erecting two bridges in places where there were no bridges at present. Having regard to the large number of applications for new bridges which had been re- ceived in past years, he thought it but right that a committee should be appointed to inquire into the merits of all the applications including the Beidiog and Maesbangor applications. This would be lairer to the district generally.—Mr J. E. James a committee had already ascertained the claims of the Maesbangor application.—The Chair- man A committee has also inquired into the claims of the Beidiog application.—Mr Charles Davies pointed oat that the Council continually refused applications from the lower part of the dis- trict whilst the applications from the upper part were almost continually granted. The Council had to deal continually with requests for new bridges and footbridges in the upper district and he did not see why the Council should grant the applications of the upp district sooner than the applications of the tower district.—Mr J. B. Morgan reminded Mr Charles Davies that when he wag chairman of the Council he advocated the refueal of the Cynnnll- mawr parish for a new bridge because there was no great need of one. lie thought, however, that there was quite as much need for a bridge at that place as at Maesbangor.—Mr J. E. James What place is that ?-Mr Morgan Dolau.-Mr James: Pooh. A place where about one trap a daw riawei (Laughter.) -Mr Charles Davies said there was quite as much need of a bridge over the Beidio as over the Clettwr and he suggested that the pro- posed bridges over the two latter places should be proceeded with at once.—Mr J. E. James Also at Maesbangor. (Laughter.)—Mr T, Powell supported the suggestion of Mr Charles Davies, and Mr Richard James sunnorfd that of Mr J. E. James. Mr Edward Jones said the Council could not re-open the question of the Clettwr bridge, the Main Roads Committee having already decided to recommend. the County Council to contribute one-third the 1 I expense.—Mr Evan Richards considered that the I Council should t-ke steps to provide new bridges all over the rural district. He was not in favour of supporting one portion of the district more than auother. If a bridge was needed it was needed and there was an end to the matter.—Mr \Y. A. Miller did not see the good of deferring the erection of a bridge in any place if it was needed. Let the Council decide upon the merits of each application. They would gain nothing by delaying the construction of bridges in places where they wer; proved to be necessary. —Mr James Jones said the Council would gain by delay in that they would find out where bridges were necessary all over the district. He was in favour of the proposition of Mr J. B. Morgan. It was no use rushing headlong into expenditure before it had beenj clearly proved that such expenditure was necessary. At the pace they were going they would have a rate of 3s in a very short time.—It was decided by a large majority to pro- ceed with the erection of bridges at Beidiog and Maesbangor as well as at Clettwr.—Mr E. J. Evans gave an undertaking that f20 would be col- lected iu the > arish concerned towards the bridge to be erected at Beidiog and it was also agreed to ask the County Council to contribute one-third of the expense.—Mr J. E. James gave an undertaking that would be collected in Melindwr parish tu- wards the new bridge which it was estimated would cost from JES5 to £ 95.—It was suggested that the bndgo should be commenced before the formal consent of the County Council to contribute was received, but the suggestion was not adopted. — Mr James Jones said there was need of a new bridge at Penpompren.—Mr J. E. James We will attention to that at the rext meeting. (Laughter.)—Mr James Jones proposed that the erection of the Maesbangor bridge should be de- layed until the erection of a new bridge at Pen- pompren was proceeded with.—Mr Richard Davies seconded the proposition. — Mr Evan Richards moved an amendment that the Maesbangor bridge should be proceeded with without delay.—Mr E. J. Evans seconded the amendment which was carried by a large majority.—Mr J. B. Morgan gave notice that at the next meeting he would mo/e that arrangements should be made to borrow money to carry out the erection of the new bridges with the obiect of spreading payment over a period of thirty years instead of paying for the bridges out of the current rates. FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE. Immediately the Council had dealt with the bridges, several members left.—Mr J. B. Morgan considered this very wrong. Some members came there for a special purpose and did not spend time transacting tne general business of the Council. —The Chairman and other members concurred in this view, but stated that they could do nothing to stop the members from leaving if they felt so inclined. PENTRELLYN WATER SUPPLY. In accordance with notice of motion, Mr Daniel Mo ris moved that new pipea should be laid down for the water supply of the village of Pentrellyn in the parish of Llanilar and that the cost thereof should be recovered by means of a water rate from the owners of houses within the ratable area. Mr Morris said grave complaints had been made about the scarcity of water in the village. Fifteen years ago it was felt that a proper system of water sup- ply should be established, but the scheme fell through.—The Inspector estimated that two-inch cast iron pipes would cost jEH8 17s 6d.—Mr J. B. Morgan asked if there was not need of a proper system of water supp'y for the village of Llanilar ? -The Iospector said Mr Loxdale was instrumental in supplying Llaqilar with water.—Mr James Jones asked if application had been made by the inhabi- tants of Pentrellyn for a proper system ?—The In- spector said no specific application had been made, but there were great complaints about the present supply.—Mr James Jones I have no doubt myself that there is need of a proper system of water supply. —Mr J. B. Mcrgan seconded the motion, observing that it was quits fair that the people who were supplied with water should pay for it.—Mr E. J. Evans asked what would the Council do if the in- habitants of Pentrellyn refused to be supplied with a proper system in the same way as the inhabitants of Llanrhystyd had done ? He suggested that the feeling of the inhabitants should be obtained be fore deciding to lay the pipes.-The motion was. however, carried without opposition.—On the motion of Mr Daniel Morris, seconded by Mr E. J. Evans, it was further resolved that the Clerk or some other person should he appointed to prepare a water rate to be assessed on the net annual value of the property in the village liable to be rated for that purpose. LLANBADARN WATER STPPLY. The Deputy Clerk, referring to the matter of de- termining the amount of a water rate to be assessed on the net annual value of the property of owners and consumers assessable in the village of Llanbadarn Fawr for the purpose of defraying the cost of maintaining the water supply in the village, including the payment of rent and instal- ment of loan and interest, said it would be neces- sary after this had been done to appoint a rate collector.—Mr Miller thought an arrangempnt could he come to with the Assistant Overseer for the collection of the rate.—The Council ultimately decided to defer making the rate until September to see how the scheme operated and the expense incurred in connection therewith. BORTH WATER SUPPLY. The Deputy Clerk said the lease or grant from Miss Lewis of Borth and others to the Council of water rights and wayleaves over certain lands in I the parish of Cyfoethybrenin for the purpose of in- creasing the water supply of Borth would not be ready until the next meeting for the Council to affix the common seal thereto. ALLEGED NUISANCE AT BORTH. The Inspector reported having issued summonses against the owners and occupiers of Cambrian- terrace with regard to the nuisance arising from the covered wooden trough into which the overflow from the cesspool discharged.—T(ie Deputy Clerk said the cases were adjourned at the last Court. The Clerk had previously received the following letter from Messrs Roberts and Evans, solicitors —"August 2nd. This morning we were consulted by the tenants of Cambrian-terrace, Borth, with reference to the summonses issued against them by Mr John Rowlands, inspector of nuisances, which are returnable at Talybont Petty Sessions to- morrow. The summonses were only served yester- day and as several important questions are involved which require some time to enquire into, it is obvi- ous that the justices cannot to-morrow deal with the summonses. e should, therefore, feel obliged if you would consent to an adjournment of the sum- monses to enable us to look into the whole question and to confer with our clients. It appears to us that if the tenants of Cambrian-terrace discon- nected their cesspools with the drain the mischief would be aggravated and although the objection so far as the trough is concerned might thereby be removed greater difficulties will arise by severing the connection. If an adjournment takes place we hope to have an opportunity of going into the ques- tion fully with you and endeavour to arrive at an arrangement satisfactory both to our clients and the District Council and so far as we can see nothing will be gained by pressing on the present sum- monses. We feel sure that the justices would upon an explanation of the circumstances at once grant the adjournment we require and to avoid a jouruey to Talybont, we hope you will see your way to consent to the ad j ournment." —The Inspector, replying to the Chairman, said if the cesspools were disconnected the mischief would not be aggravated. Of course the inhabitants would have to provide a proper drainage system. He believed it was the intention of the inhabitants to carry the sewage in future to Bontddu pool in the river Lerry.—Several members said the tenants of Cambrian-terrace would not move a step before summonses were issued, but seeing that they were now prepared through their solicitors to make overtures the members thought every effort should be made to bring about an amicable settlement.—The Inspec- tor They are coming to their senses at last.—Mr J. B. Morgan I know the place well and I must say it is high time to do something there.—Mr Miller If no amicable settlement will be made the magistrates will adjudicate on the matter. WAUNFAWR WATER SUPPLY. The Inspector reported that he had visited Waun- fawr with the object of making an estimate for supplying the inhabitants of Waunfawr with a proper system of water supply. The source or spring lay about 404 yards from the house of Mr E. H. Davies and he estimated the cost of laying the pipes at £41.-0n the proposition of Mr Miller, it was resolved to write to the owner and occupier of the land for the necessary permission to lay the pipes. ALLTGOCHMYNYDD FARM. The Inspector announced that the owners of this farmhouse had intimated their intention to proceed with the necessary alterations to the building. LLANFIHANGEL LEVEL CROSSING. The Board of Trade sent the following copy of a letter received from Mr C. S. Denniss, general manager of the Cambrian Railway Company :— "June 26th. In reply to your letter of the 21st inst on the subject of the level crossing near Llanfihangel on this railway, I have to state with reference to the communication from the Aberyst- wyth Rural District Council attached to your letter that the several complaints made during the past two years or so have been dealt with promptly on receipt with a view of removing any occasion for a repetition. Within the period an extra porter has been employed at the Station in order that such inconvenience as was complained of might be reduced to a minimum. The crossing is close to the station platform and goods yard, and the Stationmaster and all other employees have special instructions to watch the gates continually and I believe at the present time no reasonable occasion for complaint exists. As to the number of persons making use of the crossing, the Company employed a watchman during each day of a week in October last to count the number of persons and vehicles, &c., passing over the crossing, and it was on the basis of this statement that the remark in my letter of the 5th ult. was made. The Company io not consider that the road traffic passing over the crossing necessitates that a person should be set by the Company to open and close the gates. The statement made by the Clerk to the District Council that such a person is appointed at similar crossings on the railway is noc correct. If any persons at any time should be inconvenienced by being detained at the crossing gates owing to there being no person there to let them through, and particulars were promptly sent to the superintend- ent of the line at Oswestry or myself, proper notice would be taken of the matter, but the Company are given to understand that the present complaint has been somewhat laboured. I have referred to the sections of the Acts of Parliament to which you call my attention and have to further state that the Company is prepared to carry out the obliga- tions which are thereby imposed."—Mr J. B. Morgan said there were more complaints about the crossing at present than there had been. He understood that the Stationmaster was only assisted by one porter who commenced work at twelve. To attend to his duties as stationmaster and attend to the crossing was more than one man could do. He proposed that a letter embodying his statements should be sent to the Board of Trade.—Mr E. J. Evans seconded the proposition which was agreed to, and the Council rose. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH.— Before D. C. Roberts, Esq.. msyor; David Rob°rts, Dr Harries, John Morgan, Thomas Griffiths. C. M. Williams, R. J. Jones, and John Lewis, Esqrs. Licensing.—Jane Rees, Commercial Hotel, for whom Mr A. J. Hughes appeared, was summoned by the police for having kept her licensed premises open for the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday, the 30th July. Mr John Evans appeared for the prosecution. Alderman Roberts did not sit during the hearing of this case.—P.C. Richard Jones said he was on duty rear the Station on Sunday at 12-35 and saw Isaac Evans, carpenter, North- parade, walk over to the Commercial and after a short talk at the window walked into the house. Went from near Smithfield-road, where he was standing, and entered the hotel when he saw Mrs Rees and Evans coming out of the bar. Evans, on seeing him, turned back and wentjintoa room on the right side of the entrance. Asked Mrs Rees What is Isaac doing here and she replied that she had called him in and gave him a glass of beer. Went into the room where Evans was, saw aim in a. corner ou the right hand side and asked what he was doing there, Mrs Rees at once replied, I called you in and gave you a glass of beer, didn't I, Isaac?" and r: replied" Yes." There was an empty glass on the bar counter and when he (the witness) went up to it defendant again said she gave the beer and that it was given for helping Jim on the previous night. A gentle- man who said he was a lodger was also in the bar. Ou going out, Mrs Rees said to Evans" Say that I called you in, mind," and he replied All right." Witness asked her why she should tell him to say that now and she replied that she had not done so, but the officer said he had heard her say so plainly. —It was then admitted that a glass of beer was sup- plied the man that morning and that he drank it.— By Mr Hughes: Mrs Rees certainly told the man to siy that the beer had been given. Had no conversation with Evans in side the huuse, but spoke to him outside when Mrs Rees and the stranger were not present.—Mr Evans, for the prosecution, said a landlord was only entitled to give drink to private friends bona fide entertained and that did not cover what Mrs Rees contended, the gift of a glass of beer in consideration of Evans helping Jim on the previous Dight.—Dr Harries asked what his position would be if he paid his groom on Saturday and called him in and give him a glass of beer on Sun- day ?—Mr Evans did not see that that had any thing to do with the case of a publican and a mem- ber of the general public. By Mrs Rees's state- ment she admitted that the supply of the beer was an act of payment and not an act of friendship.— Dr Harries asked if the man had any claim on Mrs Rees for the beer ? If not, it must have been a gift.—Mr Evans said if that case was dis- missed it would be equivalent to saying that all publicans in Aberystwyth could put up a notice on Saturday that all customers could have a free drink on Sunday.—Mr Hughes replied that they would not be such fools to do that and expect their licence to be renewed. — Mr Hughes then called Isaac Evans, carpenter, who said he was standing near the Station and was called across by Mn Rees. He had a conversation in front of the house with Mrs Rees of about ten minutes about what occurred on the previous night and she asked him if he would have a glass of beer. He replied that he would be much obliged.—Mr Hughes And you were much obliged, were you not?—Witness: Yes, sir. (Laughter.) She told the barmaid to draw it and she did so. There was a gentleman from Manchester in the room. Mrs Rees's brother was ill and he had helped him on the Saturday night. Had been working on the building of the hotel. There were three or four others standing with him near the Station. She did not tell him to say that she had given the beer. She asked him why he did not give the police officer the reason why she had given the beer. He spoke to the officer in the house in Welsh and told him that Mrs Rees had called him and treated him too and he answered Mrs Rees when she asked why he had not given the reason to the effect that he had already told the officer that he (witness) had been called in and had been treated to a glass of beer.—Mr3 Rees was called and said Evans had told the truth.—In cross-ex- amination, she said she asked Evans to help Jim on Saturday night, but she said nothing about it on Sunday. She gave it because he had helped Jim. She distinctly told the officer that she give the beer because Evans had helped Jim to wash the pavement on Saturday night. She did not tell Evans to say thtt the beer had been given. She felt a little b't annoyed because Evans had not given the rea-on and she asked him why he did not say. He replied that he had already told the officer.—Isaac Brace Girdle said he was staying a few days in the house and was talking to the bar- maid on the Sunday morning. Mrs Rees came in with Evans and said give Isaac a glass of beer for helping my man in washing down the front. Wit- ness added that he actually observed the washing- down process.—Dr Harries observe that love and friendship were obligations.—Mr Hughes I have the very thing down here.—Mr John Evans We are not so learned as some members of the Bench. — Dr Harries We know that. (Laughter.)—Mr Hughes having said he had Miss Gabbitt present, but did not intend calling her, addressed the Bench, contending that as long as there was no contract to pay for service, the gratis service created an obligation, and even a licensed vic- tualler had the ordinary privilege to return that little act of kindness. Mrs Rees was a credit to the licensed victuallers of Aberystwyth and he had never heard a more unfounded charge.—After the clearance of the Court and readmission of the public, the Mayor said that after careful considera- tion the Bench decided to dismiss the case.—Mr Hughes asked for Mrs Rees's costs in subpeening a witness from Manchester and in keeping Evans two days in Aberystwyth from going to Cardiff.—The Mayor and Mr C. M. Williams said it was not usual and Mr R. J. Jones said it was a reasonable application Mr Hughes said if the police had suc- ceeded they would have been allowed costs of wit- nesses, and Dr Harries said What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander," shortly afterward adding that he would not grant costs as a rule, but that was so glaring a case.—In the end the Bench granted the costs of the two witnesses. Threatening Language.—John Jones, labourer, Penparke, was summoned by David James Davies, tailor, Penparke, for having used threatening language towards complainant on the 7th August. Case withdrawn by consent of the Bench. Btgging Alms.—Margaret Jenkins, charwoman, Portland-lane, was charged by P.C. Charman for having begged alms on the Terrace on the 7th August.—It was stated that the defendant had gone to the Workhouse. TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the General Purposes Committee was held on Thursday evening, there being present Mr E. P. Wynne, chairman Messrs C. M. Williams, K Peake, T. E. Salmon, W. L. Hughes, acting clerk Reea Jones, surveyor and Jack Edwards, leader of the brass band.—The Chairman stated that he had received a letter from the Town Clerk relative to the issue of a band programme by Mr Rea. Mr Salmon proposed that the matter should be discussed in private which proposition Mr C. M. Williams seconded and the Committee agreed to, Mr Peake%aying he did not care one way or the other. FINANCE.—A meeting of the Finance Committee was to have been held on Tuesday evening. Mr C. M. Williams, the chairman, was the only member present with Mr Evans (the borough accountant) and Mr Rees Jones the borough surveyor. There being no quorum, no business was done and the Chairman directed that a report should be made to that effect and that no instructions had been given to call another meeting before the next ordinary meeting. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this Committee was held on Monday evening, there being present Alderman Peter Jones, chairman presiding the Mayor (Mr D. C. Roberts), Alder man T. Doughton, and Mr Isaac Hopkins Messrs H. L. Evans, accountant, and Rees Jones, borough surveyor.—The Surveyor stated that the bandstand was on its way here. In reply to the Mayor, he said when the bandstand did not arrive by the time specified he wrote cancelling the order. The firm wrote back stating that the castings were ready and that they would undertake to send it by the 24th and have it up before the 28th. He saw Mr Wynne about it and it was eventually decided to renew the order.—The Chairman said it was thought that the bandstand would be wanted more during September than any month. Some weeks the weather might be such as to prevent them playing for a whole week.—An application from the Horticultural Society for the loan or the mov. able toll-house for the show day was granted.—The Inspector (Mr James Evans) presented his report which was considered. Thirty-two notices in res- pect of defective troughings had been served and twenty-eight had been complied with.—It was de cided that proceedings should be taken against the ♦ four persons unless they remedied the defects im- mediately. HARBOUR.—A meeting of the Harbour Com- mittee was called for 6-30 on Tuesday night. There being not a sufficient number of members at five minutes to seven, the Public Works Com- mittee proceeded with its business. captti-i Doughton arrived shortly after seven and a imet- ing was held, the Mayor presiding. Thd Com- -mitttee appointed t) go into the application of Mr George Davis for a storage shed at the end of the present warehouses in the Harbour, recom- mended that the application be granted.—Captain Doughton said the Committee found that it wnuld be the means of getting a lot of traffic if the application were granted and there was no prob- ability of the space being recluired.-It was agreed to grant the application, the terms being a twenty-one years lease at Is 4d per foot, the same terms as previously given to Captain Jenkins.- The Surveyor said that the work at tie hack of the stone pier had been completed, the tides and the weather having been very favourable for the work. ATHLETIC FESTIVAL. A SUCCESSFUL AND INTERESTING MEETING. On Tuesday afternoon the annual athletic festival held under the auspices of the Aberystwyth Cycling Club came off on the College Ground in Smithtield- road. The weather was delightfully fine, with light, cooling breezes; there were some 3,000 spectators present; every event was strongly contested there were no tiresome delays between the races every- thing went as merrily as a marriage bell; and visitors and residents watshed the proceedings with the closest interest, because the programme had been got up in an intelligible manner and adhered to with every possible punctuality and regularity. The officials are to be highly congratulated on their capacity for mak- ing excellent arrangements and for seeing that the arrangements were carried through strictly and punctu- allv. The officials were :-President, his Worship the la Mayor (Mr D. C. Roberts); vice-presidents, Messrs R. Peake, A. J. Hughes, G. Davis, W. J. Watkins, W. T. Hill, P. Lobb, John Morgan (printer), H. E. Wheatley. W. I. Rowland, and W. H. Hollier judges, Messrs A. J. Hughes and W. P. Owen whose place had to be supplied by others; official N.C.U. judge, Mr H. E. Wheatley; handicappers, Messrs R. J. Brind, N.C.U., and C. Herbert, A.A.A.; starter, Dr T. D. Harries, whose duties were performed by the Starter's Steward (Mr P. Lobb); referee, Mr J. C. Rea; timekeeper, Mr l-t. Peake telegraph steward, Mi T. Ainsleigh Jones lap scorers, Messrs W. Edwards and W. H. Hollier; umpires, Messrs R. G. Bennett, W. I. Rowland, and J. Griffiths; stewards. Chief Constable Howell Evans, Mr R. P. Williams (Carnarvon), and Mr J. Mallin; clerks of the course, Messrs J. G. Jones, G. Bickerstaff, T. Wilson, and R. D. Evans com- petitor's steward, Mr J. Morgan, J.P.; committee, Messrs W. L. Knight (chairman), D. C. Edwards, D. W. Richards, R. G. Bennett, J. Rees, J. T. Davies, W. Edwards, G. Bickerstaff, J. C. Rea, Alban Lewis, J. Powell, J. G. Jones, J. Griffiths, D. M. Hamer, J. T. Davies (captain), R. D. Evans (vice-captain), T. Wilson and T. E. Davies (buglers); hon treasurer, Mr J. Purton hon secretary, Mr J. E. Evans, 17, Pier-street, Aberystwyth; secretary, Mr A. Lloyd Williams. The Town Band, under the direction of Mr Jack Edwards, played the following selection of music March, "Hercules"; waltz, "Yours Always"; selec- tion, Maritana" gavotte, Les Cloches de St Malo" fantasia on American airs; polka, "Happy Faces" selection from The Pirates of Penzance" solo euphonium, The Village Blacksmith," Mr W. Hughes selection of Welsh airs galop, Whip and Spur" finale, God Save the Queen." The events were MS follows HALF-MILE NOVICES' BICYCLE SCRATCH RACE. (Open. N.C.U. definition.)-Two prizes. First heat: Name, club, and licence. 1 D.J.Jones, Lampeter C.C.. 2712 2 Ted Parry, Carnarvon C.C., 4715. Second heat: 1 B. Shotton, Shrewsbury. 5207 2 T. Bridgwater, Lampeter C.C., 2723 0 J. W. Jones, A.C.C., 2729. 0 B. H. James. A.C.C., ap. 0 T. Ll. Rowlands, Aberystwyth, ap. Third heat 1 T. Lewis, Wrexham C.C., 4618 2 G. F. Waters, B.S.A. C.C. (Birmingham), 5173 0 J. Powell, Aberystwyth, ap. 0 E. Tilsley, Caersws, ap. 0 A. M. Evans, Llanidloes, ap. 0 E. B. Williams, Llangefni, 4701. The second heat was run in three minutes and the third in 1-26 four-fifths. James led at the commence- ment of the second heat, but had to give place to Shotton and Bridgwater improved his position and got second. In the third heat Lewis of Wrexham led and won easily- Waters came second after about a dozen yards. In the final, which was run in 1-24 one-fifth seconds, all the six competitors came up to the start- ing point. Lewis of Wrsxham again led easily and won in like manner, Jones, Lampeter, making a good second. 100 YARDS FLAT HANDICAP (Open)—Three prizes. First heat Name and club. Start-yds. 1 H. G. Bradley, Shrewsbury Town F.C. Ill 0 C. Deen, Wrexham 7 0 A. E. Evans, Newtown 9 0 W. Morris, Oswestry F.C. 101 Second heat: 1 D. W. Walters, Cardiff U.C. 12 0 D. C. Evans, Newtown 10 0 J. A. Preston, Pennfields F.C. 10J Third heat: 1 J. Scammels, New Tredegar F.C. 11 0 H. S. Duncan, Civil Service A.C. 10! 0 J. Rees. Garnant. 13 The first heat was run in 10 two-fifth seconds, the second in 10 seconds, and the third in 9 two-fifths. Walters, who was first in the second heat, obtained a yard start before the signal. In the final, when a good start was made, Bradley of Shrewsbury came in first in 10 seconds Walters second and Scammels third. ONE LAP BOYS' BICYCLE HANDICAP-Two prizes. Name and club. Start-vds. 1 A. Mackay, Aberystwyth Scratch 0 J- Jones, Aberystwyth 15 0 J.F. Hollier. A.C.C. 30 1 Mackay soon made good his handicap and won easily in 25 two-fifth seconds. In turning a corner two of the cyclists ran amuck of the audience, but no harm was done beyond capsizing a formful of ladies. ONE MILE BICYCLE HANDICAP (Open)—Three prizes. First, hpat, • Name, club, and licence. Start-yds. 1 J. H. Rees, Llandrindod C.C., 4632 150 2 R. G. Williams, Penmaenmawr, 4562 145 0 W. G. C. Jones, Llanidloes C.C., 4709 25 0 W. Hyde, Grousers C.C., 5092 100 0 A. M. Phillips, Liscard Wheelers, 4708 105 0 G. Ll. Williams, Barmouth C.C., 4739 130 0 T. D. Williams, A.C.C., 2709 170 0 B. Shotton, Shrewsbury, 5207 175 0 A. E. Adams, Wrexham C.C., 4683 180 Second heat: 1 Ted Parry, Carnarvon C.C., 4715 150 2 D. J. Jones, Lampeter C.C., 2712 100 0 J. Nixon, Llandrindod C.C., 4537 45 0 B. H. James, A.C.C., ap. 130 0 J. E. Jones, Aberystwyth, ap. 145 0 E. G. Piears, A.C.C., 2726 175 0 J. V. Hamer, Machynlleth, 2714. 175 Third heat: 1 T. Lewis, Wrexham C.C., 4618 165 2 J. Illiffe, Reliable C.C., 508.5 150 0 E. Phillips, Grousers C.C., 5065 80 0 F. Barkaway, Ferndale C.C., 2676 125 0 E. B. Williams, Llangefni, 4701 175 0 D. Bright, Garnant, 2689. 190 The first heat was run in 3.3; the second in J-47 the third in 2-46 two-fifth and the final in 2-37 two- fifth. All the heats made splendid races. In the first one lap was run more than sufficient to make up the mile. Williams of Penmaenmawr, the holder of last year's cup, made a strong effort in the last two laps to get into first place, but found it to3 strongly held by Rees of Llandrindod, the bracing air of which seems to produce good cyclists. In the second heat, Piears led at the start, followed by Hamer. Hamer next led for two laps with Parry in close attendance. Then Parry put himself into first position and Hamer was relegated to third position by Jones of Lampeter. In the third heat, Williams, Llangefni, had a nasty f ill, his front wheel buckling at a slight dip at the eastern corner, and he was knocked early out of the race. Lewis of Wrexham led the way and ultimately came in first. He was raced by Illiffe (who came in second) and Barkaway, the other competitors giving out before the end. In the final, which made a splendid event, all the selected couples competed, but Jones, Lam- peter, soon gave out as he rode a cycle which allowed his feet to touch the ground in its revolution. Lewis of Wrexham. Parry of Carnarvon, Illiffe of the Reli- able Club, and Rees of Llandrindod made the running, out of which Lewis came first, Illiffe second, and Rees third. The final was a splendid race and created great excitement. 440 YARDS FLAT HANDICAP (upen).-ifiree prizes. Name and club. Start yds. 1 J. Scammels, New Tredegar F.C. o5 2 C. Deen, Wrexham 3 A. E. Evans, Newtown 0 W. Morris, Oswestry F.C. 27 0 J. A. Preston, Pennfields F.C. 0 D. W. Walters, Cardiff U.C. 30 0 D. R. Roberts, Civil Service A.C. 31 0 J. Rees, Garnant The race was run in 52 one-fifth seconds. Rees led the way at first, but afterward fell out. Scammeh came in first, Deen second, and Evans third. Two MILES SAFETY BICYCLE SCRATCH RACE FOR GRAND JUBILEE CHALLENGE CUP (Open). To be won three years (not necessarily in succession). First two in each heat to ride in final. First heat: Name, club, and licence. 1 J. Nixon, Llandrindod C.C., 4537 2 W. G. C. Jones, Llanidloes C.C., 4709 0 G. LI. Williams, Barmouth C.C., 4739 Second heat: 1 W. Hyde, Grousers C.C., 5092 2 R. G. Williams, Penmaenmawr, 4562 0 J. Illiffe, Reliable C.C., 5805 0 E. G. Piears. Aberystwyth C.C., 2726 0 R. W. Webb, bhrewsbury C.C., 5088 Third heat 1 A. M. Phillips, Liscard Wheelers, 4708 2 E. Phillips, Grousers C.C., 5065 0 E. B. Williams, Llangefni, 4701 0 F. Barkaway, Ferndale C.C., 2676 0 G. F. Waters, B.S.A.C.C. (Birmingham), 5173 All the heats and the final made excellent and excit- ing races. The first heat was run in 6-28 two-fifths and the final in 6'5. Nixon held his ground in the first heat from start to finish, though both Jones and Williams ran him hard. Failing to get first place, Jones and Williams raced fot second and on Jones securing it, Williams dropped out. In the second heat, Hyde, who was a strongly-built man on the other side of thirty, took the lead and kept it to the end. Iliffe and Williams, Penmaenmawr, changed positions for second and third place. Williams and another cyclist fell, but Williams re-mounted and, going on with the race, came in second, Hyde and he being left in sole possession of the ground towards the close of the race. In the third heat, Phillips, Grousers, led for the first three laps, followed closely by Phillips of Liscard and Barkaway. The last- mentioned then made the running, but dropped out in the last lap but one. For the next three laps Williams, Llangefni, led, with Phillips, Liscard, and Phillips, Grousers, hanging on to him like grim death. In the last lap but one, Phillips, Liscard, led at a furious pace, followed closely by his namesake and the position was unchanged at the end. In th final, all the competitors made a good start. Hyd soon went to the. front and led the way for several laps. He was waited upon closely by Phillips, Lis- card, and Williams of Penmaenmawr (the holder of the Aberystwyth cup for last year). Towards the end Nixon went to the front, but it was only tempo- rarily. In the last lap Hyde got strongly into first position and Williams of Penmaenmawr fell and left second place to Nixon, Phillips of Liscard and Phillips IIf the Grousbrs. After an exciting finish, Hyde took the challenge cup from Williams for this year, Nixon came second, and Phillips, Liscard, third. ONE MILE FLAT HANDICAP (Open).—Three prizes. Name and Club. Start—yds. 1 J. Phillips, Singleton & Coles F.C. 120 2 C. Nield, Oswestry 130 3 W. O. Hughes, Bow Street 140 11 C. Deeii, Wrexhan-i .) 0 Ted l'arry, Carnarvon 120 I) Tom Davies, Lampeter F.C. 150 This race was run in 4-33. Phillips of Singleton was penalized fourteen yards for having previously won a race. Davies, Lampeter, led the way at tirst, but ultimately gave place to Phillips and Hughes. Phillips put a good distance between himself and the second and won easy. Nield and Hughes made a good race for second place which was finally won by Nield, Hughes taking third prize. ONE MILE BICYCLE HANDICAP (Open to members of the Aberystwyth Cycling Club).—Three prizes. ^ame. Start—yds. 1 T. D. Williams Scratch 2 T. Wilson 75 3 B. H. James 50 This race was run in 3'o-three-fifths. Williams led all the way after the first lap, Wilson putting in a good second and James coming in third. OBSTTCLF RACE (Open).—Two prizeo. This race was run in three heats and a final. It con- sisted in squeezing under a pole, walking through lines of string, and climbing over casks threaded like beads on a pole. Three competitors ran in the first heat-G. L1. Williams, Barmouth, Ted Parry, Carnarvon, and D. Bright, Garnant, and one only in the second and third heat—T. Wilson. Aberystwyth, who took his time, and D. A. Lewis, Aberystwyth. Williams appeared to be disqualified for not having done the string obstacle and Lewis who came in first in the final was said to have helped himself over the barrels by the uprights. Wilson was the only other competitor. Two MILES BICYCLE I-LDIDICAP (Open). -Three prizes. First heat JMaine, club, and licence. Start-ydR. 1 T. D. Williams, A.C.C., 2709 310 2 J. H. Rees, Llandrindod C.C., 4632 270 3 E. B. Williams, Llangefni, 4701 340 0 A. M. Phillips, Liscard Wheelers, 470S 195 0 D. Bright, Garnant, 26S9 ;jjj5 Second heat Name, club, and licence. Start—vds. 1 K. li. Williams, Penmaenmawr, 4562 -210 2 J. Illiffe, Reliable C.C.. 50S5 300 3 II. W. Webb, Shrewsbury C.C., 5088 280 0 W. Hyde, Grousers C.C., 5092 jsi) 0 A. E. Adams. Wrexham C.C., 46S:J 325 1 he first heat was run in ti.45.two.fifth; the second in 6-13-one fifth and the final in 5'32. In the first hpat T. D. Williams led practically the whole way. Williams, Llangefni, Rees, Llandrindod, and Phillips, Liscard' changed places to the ultimate advantage of Rees. The second heat made the best race cf the day. Adams led at the commencement, followed by Illiffe, Williams, Webb, and Hyde, and in that order made two or three laps. Williams and Illiffe then made the running for first place with Adams and Webb making the pacel for second place some distance be- hind. Hyde dropped out towards the end when the pace became an exceedingly fast one. Williams of Penmaenmawr (who had been penalised for winning recently) and Illiffe pulled into first place and ultimately ran into goal neck and neck. In the final all the competitors turned up and made an excellent race. Williams (Aberystwyth), Illiffe, and Williams (Penmaen- mawr) kept company in the van and Rees and Williams (Llangefni) in the rear. Williams (Penmaenmawr) picked up towards the end, but was ultimately out-distanced by Illitfe. Finally the first prize went to Illiffe, the second I to Williams, Penmaenmawr, and the third to Rees. POLICEMEN'S Two MILES BICYCLE SCRATCH RACE (to be ridden in ulliform)-Three prizes. First beat: Name. County. 1 P.S. W. R. Williams Merionethshire 2 P.C. T. Young Cardiganshire o P.C. W. H. Pugh Radnorshire 0 P.O. D. Thomas Cardiganshire Second heat 1 P.C. J. Powell Cardiganshire 2 P.C. T. L1. Rowlands do. 0 P.C. Thomas Davies do. 0 P.C. D. Edwards do. 0 P.C. E. Williams do. Carmarthenshire had entered the lists, but probably thought discretion the better part of valour. The first heat was run in eight minutes and the final in 7-25. Pugh of Radnor and Thomas of Cardiganshire fell early in the race and men, bicycles, and spectators got mixed up in rather an alarming manner early in the race, but fortunately without serious injury to anyone. Williams of Merioneth led the way round and came in first followed closely by Young. In the second heat, P.C. Powell and P.C. Rowlands made the running throughout the race and came in at the end pretty well together. In the final P.S. Williams of Merioneth made a brave fight of it, but ultimately retired, leaving the racing to Powell and Rowlands with Young a good third. In the end P.C. Powell came in first, P.C. Rowlands second, and P.C. Younglthird. The Cardigan- shire constabulary have thus within twelve months beaten Carmarthenshire, Radnor, and Merioneth. SACK RACE.—Three prizes. This race was run in two heats and a final. Peen of Wrexham took first prize; Ted Parry, Carnarvon, second and G. Ll. Williams, Barmouth, third. At the conclusion of the events about six o'clock, Mrs T. D. Harries distributed the prizes and the field separated after an enjoyable and interesting meeting.
BALA. VISITORS.—Hitherto the season has proved t'.ie most successful experienced for years. A large number of visitors are staying here over baok holiday week. EXCURSION.—On Thursday, July 27th, the mem bers of Christ Church Sunday School, together with a large number of friends, went by excursion to Rhyl. The weather was beautiful aud the out- ing was greatly enjoyed. PENLLYN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. —The vacancy caused by the death of the late Mr John Jones, Dol- feirig, on this Council has been filled by the nomin- ation of Mr Evan Evans of Rhiwaldog who was returned unopposed. THE LATE ÑlR T. E. ELLIS. — Mrs T. E. Ellis has sent to Dr Hughes three excellent photographs of the late Mr Ellis to be put up in the Boys and Girls County Schools, Bala, and also at Samau Bard School. SUCCESS.—Mr R. J. Roberts, eldest son of the Rev David Roberts, Independent minister, Llan. uwchllyn, has successfully passed his second med- ical examination at Glasgow. Mr Roberts is an old pupil of the Bala Grammar School.—Miss Annie Jones, daughter of Mr W. E. Jones, North and South Wales Rilnk, Bala, has been awarded a scholarship of f25 at Dr Williams's School, Dol- gelley, which Miss Jones intends to hold at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. MUSICAL — At the Corwen eisteddfod on Monday the Bila Juvenile Choir shared the first prize in the children's choir competition with the Blaenau Festiniog choir. The Bala. Mixed Choir and Male Voice Party, although they did not secure a prize, received great praise from the adjudicator, espe- cially the former for the rendering of the Hallelujah Chorus." The conductors, Gwrtheyrn and Mr J. B. Parry, are to be congratulated on having brought their choirs to such a state of efficiency. CONCERT.—On Friday, July 28th, a very success- ful concert was held at the Victoria Hall, the pro- ceeds of which were to b9 devoted towards defray- ing the expenses of taking the Bala Mixed Choir, Male Voice Choir, and Juvenile Choir to compete at Corwen eisteddfod on the following Monday. The chair was ably filled by Mr John Williams, chemist, and the following interesting programme was gone through :—Male voice chorus, "Dewrion Sparta" (the Spartan Heroes); the test solo at Corwen, "Dim ond Deilen," for children under twelve address by the Chairman part song. Plant y Wlad," Juvenile Choir; glee, "Ffarwel iti Gymru fad" (test piece at Corwen), party contralto solo, "0 Rest in the Lord," Miss K. Roberts violin solo. the Rev J. R. Jones duett, "Y Ddau Arwr" (test piece at Corwen), Messrs T. J. and R. Roberts; bass solo, "0ymru fy Ngwlad" (test piece at Corwen), Mr R. Thomas chorus, "Teilwng yw'r Oen," Juvenile Choir male voice chorus. Llewelyn ein Llyw olaf (Llewelyn our last Prince), test piece at C'orwen violin solo, the Rev J. R. Jones; penillion singing, Messrs Roberts, Evans, and Lewis; part song, "Brwydr Bywyd (the Good Warfare), teat piece at Cor- wen, Juvenile Choir; soprano solo, "Olwen' (test piece at Corwen), Miss Jane Hughes con- tralto solo, "0 Rest in the Lord (test piece at Corwen), Miss M. C. Davies; tenor solo, "Gwalia Wen" (test piece at Corwen), Mr R. Roberts; glee and chorus, "Dynryn Clwyd" and" Halle- lujah" (chief choral competition at Corwen, prize, £40), United Choir. The choirs gave a very good rendering of all the pieces. The conductor of the Mixed Choir and Male Voice Choir is Mr G. Roberts (Gwrtheryn) and Mr J. B. Parry conducts the Juvenile Choir. On the motion of Mr W. T. Jones, Bronafon, seconded by Mr W. Owen, White Lion Hotel, a vote of thanks was accorded to the Chairman for presiding, and a very enjoyable concert was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, JULY 29TH.—Be- fore Colonel Evans Lloyd, Roger Hughes, Evan Jones, and John Williams, Esqrs. Furious Riding. —Inspector Morgan charged William Jones, Morfa, Aberystwyth, for furiously riding a horse along High-street on the 10th July. Defendant appeared and pleaded not guilty.—P.C. J. M. Jones said defendant was riding the horse up High-street at a furious rate. The street at the time was crowded and he stopped the horse just opposite the Town Hall. The horse was going at a great speed when he stopped it.;—In reply to de- fendant, the Constable said that he hooked the bridle of the horse. He stopped the horse before defendant did so. He did not notice that the horse was lame. It was trotting very fast.—P.C. Davies, Llanuwchllyn, said that he saw defendant riding. The horse was going very fast and was very dangerous. The street was crowded. P.C. Jones stopped the horse by hooking the bridle with his stick and he (witness) then took hold of it.— For the defence, Morris Jones and David Jones, Garn, were called who stated that the horse was not going fast.—The ench ordered the defendant to pay 12s 6d costs. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th.—Present: Messrs R. W. Roberts, J.P., (chairman) presiding, J. W. Roberts (vice. chairman), H. Evans, D. W. Jones, David Jones (Birmingham House),M. J. Jones, H. LI. Davies, David Jones, R. Lloyd Jones, W. T. Jones, and the officials. Railway Facilities.—A letter was read from Mr Grant, divisional superintendent G.W.R. Company, regretting that time would not permit of the 9-30 a.m. train from Paddington stopping at Bala Junction. He, however, pointed out that the 19-50 a.m. train from Paddington gave a good [service all through the year.—Mr David Jones (Birmingham House) thought it would be better to write again to Mr Grant and point out that it would be a great boon to the town to have this train to stop at Bala, as otherwise visitors would think the town was of very little interest. Mr R, Lloyd Jones was of the same opinion and proposed that a committee be appointed to make a second application to Mr Grant.—Mr D. Jones (Birming- ham. House) seconded tbe proposition which was carried, and the Chairman and vice-Chairmau were appointed as committee. The Girls School.—Plans of the proposed girls chool were presented, and on the motion of Mr R Lloyd Jones, Were approved of with the reservation tJlat the Council would again consider what should be done in reference to the overflow from the cesspool to the public sewer. W' iter Pipes.—At the last met ting it was decided that new main water pipes should be laid down in some streets in accjrdance with the recommenda- tions of the Surveyor. As this work will entail con- siderable expense, the Council asked the Finance Committee to report as to the financial pcsition of the Council and also to recommend how the money should be procured ror doing the woik. The Committee thfn presented the following report: — We estimate that the Council will nave a balance to its credit at the end of the financial year of £300. With respect 'to the relayiug, eic., of waterpipes, the Surveyor submitted an estimate for doing all the work. If the Council decide to do the work at once a rate should be raised to defray expenses. The Committee recommended that a part only of the work be done this year, so as to avoid the necessity of raising a rate or get a Joan." The re- port was received and it. was decided upon the motion of Mr David Jones (Birmingham House), seconded by Mr H. Evans, thatpirt of the work of relaying the water pipes should be carried out as soon as possible, the portion to be done to be decided upon by the Water Committee and Surveyor. Discus- sion took place as to the best means of doing the work. Mr H. Evaos proposed and Mr David Jones (joiner) seconded that the work should be done by the Surveyor and the workmen of the Council.—An amendment was proposed by Mr R. Lloyd Jones and seconded by Mr D. Jones (Birmingham House) to the effect that the Council advertise for tenders for doing the work. — On a division, the voting was equal, but the Chairman gave his casting vote in favour of the amendment, which was declared carried. Proposed Fire Brigade.—The Water and Streets Committee submitted the following report with respect to the proposal to form a fire brigade :— "Tnat a vo'unte^r life saviog corps and fire brigade he established in Bala that a class be formed under the tuition of Dr Williams that we advertise for volunteers to act on the brigade and that they send their names to the Clerk ot the Council that we ask the Merioneth County Cjuncd for permission to place the water hoses in the County Hall as it will be more convenient in cases of emergency." Upon the motion of Mr E. W. Roberts, st condedby Mr R. Lloyd Jones, the report was unanimously adopted. The Lbrary.—On the recommendation of the Library Committee, it was decided to accept the tender of Mr Llewelyn Edwards, stationer, Bala, for supplying hooks for the Library. It was re- solved to a-k the annual subscribers to kindly renew their sub-cript ons and that an application be made to Mr R. J. LI. Price, Rhiwlas, asking him to kindly furnish the Library with a copy of the book recently published by him and that four additional shelves he procured for the Library. Applications.—Edward Morris and John Jones, two of the workmen employed by the Council. made an application for holidays. It was resolved that three days' holidays be granted as usual. It was also decided that a week's holiday be given to the Surveyor. As there were several other matters, the meeting was adjourned to Friday. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH.-Pre,eut: Mr Evan Jones, J.P., chairman, Miss Parry, in the vice-chair Mrs Price, Mrs Morris, Messrs L. J. Davies, J.P., J. Jones Edwards, Robert Jones, John Lloyd Jones, Daoiel Robert?, William Richards, Robert Davies, John Roberts, Robert Thomas, E. M. Roberts, Robert Hughes, Evan Evans, J. R. Jones, clerk T. R. Dakin, assist- ant clerk Edward Jones, relieving officer; and G. Roberts, master. Statistics. Amount of out-relief administered during the past three weeks, per Mr Edward Jones, f46 6s 6d to 136 paupers corresponding period last year, jE55 Os 6d to 165 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 36 as compared with 44 corresponding period last year. Number of inmates in the House during the past week, 19; corresponding week last year 24. The balance in the treasurer's hands was £148128 Od and cheques were signed for JE35 Os Od. Borrowing Powers.—A letter was read from the Local Government Board enclosing copies of the order which they had issued rescinding their order dated the 28th June, 1898, which authorised the Guardians to borrow any sum not exceeding jE400 for the purpose of defraying the expenditure sanctioned by the Beard in connection with the erpctton of new casual wards. Tuberculosis.—A letter was read from St. Saviour's Union, Surrey, asking the Board to sup- port the following resolution passed at a conference of delegates from the various poor law boards of the metropolis That having regard to the large number of cases of tuberculosis (phthisical) disease which find their way into establishments under the care of poor law guardians, it is desirable that the Local Government Board should make an exhaustive inquiry into the causes and treatment of the same." —No action was taken in the matter. A Aeio Act —A circular letter were read from the Local Government Board calling the attention of the Guardians to an amendment of the law effected by the Army (Annual) Act, 1899. The effect of this amendment of the Army Act is to enable the Secretary of State to delegate to an officer named by him his powers to make order for the transfer to workhouses and lunatic asylums of lunatic soldiers and their wives and families and for the payment by soldiers towards the maintenance of their wives and families and also of their illegiti. mate children. The House.—Messrs J. Lloyd Jones and Robert Davies reported that they had visited the House that day and found everywhere clean and tidy. No complaints were heard.—The Master reported that several had been admitted and discharged dnring the last three weeks. He also applied for two days' leave of absence during this week which was granted.
DYFFRYN. SCHOOL BOARD.—The first meeting of the new board was held on Friday evening when there were present: Messrs M. G. Williams, Gwilym Ardudwy, R. J. Williams, R. Jones, R. Evans, R. Pugh, L. Evans, Richard Cadwalwadr, and David Jones, clerk. Mr Lewis Evans was elected chair- man of the Board and Robert Jones vice-chair- man. It was resolved to write and ask the Depart- ment for permission to appoint an ex-P.T. as mistress at Cwmnantal School.
MACHYNLLETH. CRICKET.—Next Saturday Machynlhth will play a visitors team from Aberdovey. PFRSO.NAL -Amongst the visitors staying in the town is Major-General Sir Richard Martin, brother of Colonel Martin of the 21st Lancers. BARBED WIRE.—A little boy, aged eight, named Micah, met with a serious injury to his arm last Thursday through coming into contact with barbed wire. VOLUNTEERS.—The Machynlleth contiogeut, to the number of about fifty, attended the review of the 5th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers held at Newtown on Tuesday. The men were under the command of Lieutenant Wakefield and Sergeant Instructor Hemmings. COMING.OF-AGE.-On Saturday a well attended meeting was held at the Town Hall to consider the question of making a presentation to Lord Castlereagh in commemoration of his coming-of age. The meeting, which was very enthusiastic, was under the presidency of Canon Trevor. It was unanimously agreed to make a presentation and a meeting will be held next week to consider what form it will take. QUARRY ACCIDENTS.-Whilst following his em- ployment, at the Eira Slate Quarry, John Edwards, Water-street, Corris, got his clothes entangled in one of the machines and he was twisted round and round several times. He sustained a compound fracture of the arm and several flesh wounds. His foot was badly hurt, the machine having wrenched his boot off. He was taken care of by Dr Jones who afterward consulted with Dr Wil- liams and he is making satisfactory progress. in accident which might have ended fatally befell John Pugh, Llwyngwern, and Edward Morris, Cemmcs, two workmen employed at the Llwyn- gwern Quarry, last week. Whilst engaged in the act of driving an upward shaft the drill came in contact with a charged dynamite cartridge which exploded and the debris fell on top of the two men, almost blinding them. At the time of the acci- dent they were standing eighty feet from the quarry level. The explosion caused their lights to go out and they had to make their way as best they could to the level and thence to the open, four hundred yards away. There was no detonator in the charge otherwise the results would have been disas- trous. The men sustained severe flesh wounds, but no bones were broken. They were attended to by Dr Williams. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—An adjourned meeting of the Managers of the School was held last Friday when there were present, Mr Rd. Rees, chairman, presiding Dr Davies, vice-chairman the Rev Josiah Jones Messrs Edward Rees, W. M. Jones, M I ^oma8' John Rowlands, clerk, and H. H. j.leyler, headmaster. Plans of the proposed new aboratory were considered and approved and it was agreed to advertise for tenders for the construc- tion of the same- in the Cambrian News. The Management Committee reported that the boundary wall had been completed outside the School except for the coping and the Committee recommended payment of £ 20 on account to Mr Humphrey Jones, contractor. The recommendation was adopted. The Committee further recommended that the ve ing or the recreation ground should be pro- C and that the work should be entrusted to Mr Daniel Evans. The recommenda- tion was adopted. The work is estimated to cost over f.100, the plans and specifications hav- 'Dgo ,b.een .Pfepared by Messrs Hipkiss and tJ. "c ect8. It is intended constructing 1. t !? front of the school, one terrace to feet widf>ee Th* In?.'le3 an<l the other three ruL tfn Jh\r1 <aken UP in making the ter- other end. 6 Rows of0 tre^ fch.e Sr"und ,at 1^1 J°r n? IrZion M ^street of houses in course of erection.-Mr MeyW said he was making ar- rangements for the appointment of an assistant master and he hoped he would be able to submit a favourable report at the next meeting.-It was announced amrd applause that the Chairman had presented the school with a set of portraits showing the school buildings, the children at play and at work, as prepared by Mr MacLardy at the Instance of Mr Humphrey-Owen M.P., i/bei intended sendmg photographs of every county school in Wales to the Paris Exhibition.-The Headmaster announced that the following candidates from the school were successful in the science and art exam- .nations held last June :-Theoretical mechanics (solids), advanced stage. Thomas W Phillies second class elementary stage, Richard John Humphreys, first class Annie Vaughan, Richard R. Morris, Edward R. Vaughan, John W. Llovd second class; theoretical mechanics (fluids) Edw' R. j Vanghan, first class; theoretical inorganic chemistry, Edward R. Vaughan, Thomas W. Phillips, Richard John Humphreys, and Elwy ap Ifor, first class Ivor Jones, Richard W. Morgan, Annie Vaughan, John W. Lloyd, William I. Arter Jannett Davies, D. Alban Morgan, John Hughes Evan A. Humphreys, Humphrey R. Owen, and Emrys Jones, second class. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH.-Present: Mr David Evans, Pennal, chair. man, presiding Mrs M. Lloyd, vice-chairman Messrs Edward Hughes, Llanwrin Ellis Hughes, Cemmes Win. Evans, Scuborycoed Humphrey Jones, Towyn Richard Owen, Isygarreg; Richard Morgan, Uwchygarreg; John Jones, Darowen; Rufus Owen, Llanbrynmair; John Davies, Machynlleth David Evans, clerk; Dd. Morgan, deputy clerk John Jones, master and relieving officer; Daniel Howell and William Jones, relieving officers. Statistics. —Oat-relief administered during the pASt fortnight: Machynlleth district, per Mr J. Jones, JE16 15s to 62 paupers. Darowen district, per Mr Daniel Howell, jE39 14s to 140 pauptrs. Towyn district, per Mr Wm. Jones, f26 9s Oci. to 104 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the past month, 57 last year correspond- ing period, 63. Number of inmates 30; last year, 39. Report as to Lunatics.—The half-yearly report regaiding theeight pauper lunatics chargeable to the union at the Denbigh Asylum was received. It showed that six of the lunatics were in good bodily health and two in moderate health. Mr Hoicell Surcharged.—The Local Government Board wrote enclosing copy of an appeal which they ha.d received from Mr Daniel Howell, relieving officer, against the disallowance of sums, amounting to £6 16s, made in his accounts by the Assistant, District Auditor at the half-yearly audit. The Board desirtd to be furnished with thp observations of the Guardians on the matter. The disallow- ances were in respect of relief paid to two paupers at Cemmes and one pauper at Darowen. The auditor disallowed the amoun's because there was no lawful order of the Guardians authorising the Relieving Officer to pay the money and because the sums were not legal charges in the accounts of the officer. In apptaliug, Mr Howell stated that through inadvertence he omitted to re-enter one case for renewal, but continued paying at the same rate the second case was entered for revision, but was inadvertently passed over by the Chairman without making any order thereon and the third case was inadvcr.ently omitted from the list for revision. Both the latter were still in receipt of relief. He hoped the Government Beard would remit the anounts surcharged which had been long ago paid to the Treasurer. He expressed regret that the discrep- ancies should have occurred and trusted that they would not occur again.—Mr Ellis Hughes and Mr Rufus Owen snd there was no doubt that the sums mentioned had b en paid by Mr Howell to the three paupers otherwise the Guardians would have heard about the matter long ago.—Mr William Evans, Mr Humphrey Jones, and Mr John Davies thought the Government Board would require a better explanation than the fact that the paupers had not comp'ained about the matter.—It was sug- gested that the guardians for Cemmes and Dar- owen should inquire into the cases and report to the Guardians with the view of submitting a satisfac- tory explanation to the Government Board.—Mr Humphrey Jones did not think it right for the guardians for the parishes concerned to make in- quiries. It would be better to appoint guardians for other parishes—Mr Rufus-Owen: Have you no confidence in those guardians?—Mr William Evans I have every confidence.—Mrs Lloyd pro- posed and Mr Richard Morgan seconded that the guardians for the parishes concerned should in- stitute inquiries; and the proposition was ulti- mately agreed to without opposition. A Machynlleth Case.—Dr Matthews, medical officer, wrote stating that it would be advisable to remove Polly Harding a native of Machynlleth, an inmate at the House, to the Asylum. The ac- commodation at the House was not sufficient for her further detention. She would be treated bet- ter at the Asvlum and be subjected to proper moral influences.—The Clerk asked the Master how the woman was getting on ?—The Master Well, she is as she is. The Clerk I suppose we all are as we are ? (Laughter.)—The Master said he had con- sidered all along that she ought to be removed to the Asylum.—It was resolved to adopt the recom- mendation of the Medical Officer. Shrewsbury Asylum.—The Visiting Committee of this Asylum wrote stating that they had decided to increase the charge for the maintenance of lunatics from 7s 6d to 7s 9d per week. County Court Districts.—Copies of orders defining county court districts were received from the Government Board.—The Clerk said the change would not affect the Machynlleth district.—The relief lists were then takan. MACHYNLLETH SHOW. The arrangements for the show, the event of the year at Machynlleth, are progressing satisfactorily. Anyone not having received a schedule should write to the Secretary at once. Entries close on the 17th August—Thursday next. Further particulars may be obtained on reference to our advertising columns.
TREGARON. MISSING SHF.EP.—Mr Stephen Jones, Maesglas, has lost sixteen sheep and a number of Iambs from Caenewydd out of a number of sheep he has grazing on Caenewydd mountain for the summer. EXCURSION TRIPS.—Arrangements have been made for running a brake excursion from this town to Aberaeron every Wednesday during the present month. A large number of people avail themselves of the opportunity of taking a trip along the lovely val", of Aeron. VISITORS.—During the past few weeks there has been a large number of visitors in the town. Those persons who come from the seaside towns and villages find the Tregaron mountain air both pleasant and health-giving. Now that the Inter- mediate School students have gone for their holidays, the place is becoming crammed with visitors. The local authorities would add to the attractions of the town by seeing that the public paths along the hillsides are kept open. It is rumoured that pedestrians are prohibited from going over Ln Lis and climbing to the summit. of the old castle and Carreg-y-fran. SCHOLASTIC.—The names of two Tregaron boys appear in the lists of those who have passed the Welsh matriculation examination in th9 first division, viz, Mr John Rowlands, ex-P.T. at the Tregaron Board School, who is at present P.T. under the Cardiff School Board, and Mr John Edwards, ex-P.T. at the National School, who is at present a normal student at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Mr Hugh Lloyd, son of Mr R. Lloyd, Penybont (county surveyor), succeeded in passing in four subjects out of five and is there- fore recommended to be examined again in the remaining subject next year. Mr Lloyd is a student at the Intermediate School, Tregaron. THUNDERSTORM.—On Sunday evening, a tre- mendous thunderstorm broKe over the district, accompanied by heavy rain. It had been evident for some time that a storm was brewing and just as people were leaving their places of worship on Sun- day evening the storm opened. The lightning flashes were frightfully near and vivid and the thunder seemed to roll just over the house-tops. Many of the inhabitants were almost frightened to death. The storm recurred on Monday and the tremendous downfall of rain along the hills above the town caused the River Brenig in some places to overflow its banks.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY, AUGusr 8TH.—Present: Mr Owen Jones, vice-chairman, presiding Mrs Casson Messrs William Jones, J. P. Roberts, Rd. Roberts, R. O. Williams, J. R. Owen, J. Thomas, — Powell, J. Lloyd, and Captain Morgan Jones Mr T. Roberts, clerk; Dr J. R. Jones, workhouse medical officer; Mr D. J. Jones, master, and the relieving officers. Statistics.—Out-relief administered during the last fortnight :—Tremadoc district, per Mr R. Parry, JE74 13s 6d to 277 paupers corresponding last year, JE71 7s Od to 261 paupers. Festiniog district, per Mr D. Humphreys, JE96 17s 6d to 344 paupers. Deudraeth district, per Mr J. P. Jones, £655s to 242 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 14. Number of inmates in the House, 24 last year corresponding period, 55. A Mistake. —It was stated amid some laughter that a woman who was granted relief some time ago by the Guardians under the belief that she was sixty years had turned out to be only fifty-seven. Securities.—The rate collectors for Dolbenmaen, Treflys, and Penrhyn, submitted the names of guarantee societies as security for the sums of £300, £100, and f300 respectively. Business.—All the business was gone through in almost record time, the Board rising after a Bitting of a little over an hour.