PENNAL. }<; FUNERAL.—On Saturday, September 16th, the ,t funeral took place ot the late Rev Charles Price, for hirty years rector of the parish. The funeral, which was public, was a larg- one, and consisted of c friends and parishioners. rhe coffin was of oak t with massive brass rnountr and on the shield was engraved Charles Price, born May 11th, 18:i2; died, ( Sept 12th. 1S99. The chief mourners were Mr R. 1 L. Price, Rev T. R. Price, Mr J. N. Price (sons), Rev Lewis Price (biother), Mrs Evans (sister). The sentences at the Churchyard gate and the ( service in Church were taken by the Rev Canon: Trevor, rector of M\ch_ynlleth, the Welsh hymn Yn y DyfrOedd Mawr a'r Tonau being sung. Mr Howell, organist of Machynlleth Churcn, played Chopin's Funeral :Marco" when the funeral entered the Church, and on leaving the "Dead March in Saul. The brick grave was I lined with moss and write flowers, the devoted work of Mr R. Lew's, churchwarden, and Mr E. Latham, parish clerk. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev Titus Lewis, rural d'an, the "elsh hymn 0 Fryniau Caersalem Ceir Gwelëd" being feelingly sung. There were some beautiful flowers, including a cross from the widow and children, which was buried also wreaths from Mr and Mrs R. L. Price (son and daughter-in-law); his little grandchildren; the Rev Lewis Price, Paktfiekl Kectorv, Lowestoft (brother) Mrs E,ans, late Llangibby "Rectory (sister) Mr and Mrs Brcoschuft Brown (nephew and niece) Mr George Price. Tynyfron, LI nafan (brother); Major, M" and the Misses CUrnl Bro n, Mr and Mrs John Lascelies, Mrs Dry. Mi-s Crampton and others. The Bishop of Bangor was unavoidably prevented from attending the funeral, as was also Archdeacon Williams of Merioneth.
TREGARON. POSTAL SERVICE.—In anticipation of a change in the mail service en the Manchester and Milford Railway cn the first day of October and for the winter months, an arrangement has been mads by the Post Offic; authorities for the transmission of mail hags from Lampeter to Tregaron by cycle. The South Wales bags arriving at Lampeter by the 7-35 a m. train are to be forwarded by the cycle messenger via Derry Ormond and Pont Llauio and will be due at Tregaron about 9-30 a.m. How this new arrangement is to hold good through the depths of winter is beyond comprehension, especially when the road is covered by snow and snowdrifts. The winter is swiftly approaching. however, and it will be seen ere long how the problem is solved. Meanwhde it is to be hoped the new departure may be carried out successfully. SCHOOL BOARD..—The ordinary meeting of the Tregaron a.nd Llanbadarnodyn United District School Board was held at the town Poard School on Friday evening, September 15ch, the following members being present — Messrs E. Caronian Evans, chairman David Jones, London House Jonathan Thomas, Market-square Stephen Jones, Maesglas Timothy Eva.ns, Deriodyn and David Thomas, clerk. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. — Having pro- ceeded carefully through the lists cf absentees and irregular attendants of the various schools, the Board unanimously decided that summonses be issued against the following offenders :—Messrs David Davies, Pencefn Thomas Richards, Blaenyresgair; Richard Edwards, Cottage, Ty'nswydd; John Williams, Bwlchffin and Morgan Morgans, Esgair. —It was decided that the Board meet at seven o'clock during the winter months instead of six as was usually done in previous winters. In accordance with the recommeodati n of H.M. Inspector of schools, it was resolved that the present grate be replaced by a suitable stove for hea'ing the Castell blemish School also that an eight-day clock be provided for the Biaencaron School.—The Clerk was in structed to purhase both without delay.—It was reported that the Castell Flemish pump was out of order and that the necessary supply of pure water had to be carried from a spring half-a-mile distant. —The Clerk was directed to send some one over to carry out the necessary repairs at once.—Cheques were drawn to cover recent repairs, &e., in connec- tion with the town and Btaencarou schools and in payment of salaries.
ABERYSTWYTH. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MANAGERS, FRI- DAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH.—Present Mrs Jessy Williams, vice-chairman, preltling; Messrs C. M. Williams, Richard Richards (Gwarfelin), R. J Jones, J. P. Thomas, Mrs Jaines (Dolybont), Messrs John Evans (clerk), and David Samuel, headmaster. THIRD ATTEMPT SCC'CESSFCL. Alter two unsuccessful attempt's to secure a qncrum of members, the Clerk made yet another effort and at ] at succeeded in getting ix members to turn up. being one above the number required to form a quorum. —As the me^tinc; was commenc- ing, Mr R. J. Jones said he noticed that the Press were making capital of this failure to forma quorum. —Mr C. M. Williams Some must have some- thing to make capital out of.—Mr R. J. Jones I did not kuow that there had been a failure twice to hold a meeting. The Press furnished me with the information.—Subsequently, MrC. M. Williams said iu justice to the members it should be said that during the past few weeks several had gone for their holidays whilst others had been called away suddenly on business. This failure to form a quorum was not due to any lack of interest on the part of the members. Far from it. It was holiday time and there was as u-ual a. difficulty in cettincr members together.—Mr R J. Jones said this was quite true. He was away on botn occasions the two attempts to hold a meeting were made. MISCELLANEOUS. The appointment of cleaner of the school was deferred, there being only one application.—The Clerk reported tnat a deputation of managers had waited upon Mr Gough, passenger superintendent of the Railway Company, with regard to altering the time of the 9 40 a.m. train for the convenience of pupils from Borth. Mr Gough said he could give no hope for alteration at present.—Mr Richards suggested that the school should open half an hour later in the morning. Would this cause inconveni- ence ?—Mr Samuel, the headmaster, said he did not think it would.—It was agreed to consider the matter at the next meeting.—The Managers agreed to sign the claims for grants to the Science and Art Department in respeet of the attendance of pupils. The total number of attendances recorded was 941.-The report of Mr Darlington, H.M.I., as to the scholarship examination was read.—On the motion of Mr C. M. Williams, seconded by Mr R. J. Jones, it was agreed to award eleven scholarships of f5 each. that was, the school fee and two half scholarships of £2 10s each, as recommended by Mr Darlington.—The report of the Finance Committee showed that arrangements were being made for painting the school and the provision of window blinds. The tender of Mr David Watkins for paint- ing was accepted. 'COOKERY AND LACNDRY TEACHER. The Finance Committee recommended that the Board should pay JE11 2s 2d towards the salary of the laundry and cookery teacher to be appointed by the County Governing Body for the county schools of Aberystwyth, Aberayr and Tregaron. —Mr C. M. Williams said the County Governing Body had appointed a committee to confer with the head teachers of each of the three schools with regard to the time for giving lessons in cookery and laundry. Instruction would be given,he hoped, in less than a month at each of the three schools. He took it that this would not interfere with the present arrangements.—The Headmaster replied in the negative. A BRILLIANT SCHOLAR. Application was made by a Llandilo man recently removed to Aberystwyth for a bursary for his son who had held a. scholarship at the Llaudilo County School. It was hard that the boy who had shown great apti ude for study should be robbed of secondary education owing to the removal of his parents. The reports of the examinations in which the boy had taken put sdcl that" his work was almost perfect," that it would be difficult for any boy to bat him," and "that his position in the examinations was unique."—The Headmaster said he had received a letter from the Headmaster of Llandilo County School about the boy. He wrote in glowing terms and stated that the boy was the sharpest and pupil he ever had under him. The cas" was a hard one and if there ever was one in which a bursary should be granted this was one. The boy would amply repay the school later on.— The Chairman Ye", he may bring great credit up- on us.—Mr R. J. Jones asked if ic was open for the hnagels to g ant bursaries to children from Aber- ystwyth ?—I he Clerk replied" Yes," adding that an application was made for bursary a short time ago and refused.—The Chairman Yes, on its mer ts. — Mr R. J. Jones said the Headmaster re- commended a bursary and he proposed that the application should be granted. — Mr R. Richards seconded the preposition which was agreed to. IN WANT OF MONEY. The Clerk said the Managers must now make arrangements for collecting subscriptions to pay for the new buildings. A lot of money was required. —The C iiairman said it was certainly time to can- vass for subscriptions. The town had been divided into wards a iong time ago and collectors appointed. —Mr C. M. Williams But since that time several of the persons appointed have ceased to be mem- bers.— The Ckrk: That is so.—It was then agreed to make fresh appointments.—Mr C. M. Williams said the Managers must admit that they had not gJne th, roughly to work collecting subscriptions, but this was due to the fac that they were waiting for the formal opening of the school to tike place. Undoubtedly, matters bad been delayed, but he certain that the subscriptions promised would be instantly paid when the collectors went round. Trie Managers must exert themselves and work hard in order, if possible, to open the school free of debt. He aid n:) see why the school should not be opened free of debt, seeing that nearly all, if not all, the schools in the county had been opened free of debt. The Managers had become guarantors for the sum of £2,400 and the deed waa in the bank. They could not do any- hiug until that money had been made. A large imount of money had been received, but there was < 1 still iarger amount in promis. s and money abnve :hat promised would also have to be secured. At rregarou, despite the fact that the district was one jf the most thinly populated in the whole county, the intermediate school was opened free of debt. SuMy Aberystwyth could repeat the performance of Tregaron. All that was necessary was to take to tne matter thoroughly and they were bound to succeed. He felt that after the brilliant work done by the school in the past that there would be no difficulty whatever in getting a large number of additional promises. The Managers had every reas n to fed proud of the fine bhck of buddings at whieh the school was held. He thought that, in was the finest block of its kind in Wales. Again, the pupils were increasing term after term and the reports of 1 lie examinations were excellent. They had every reason to congratulate thein- sedvts. Disparaging remarks had been made by some individuals, but if the Managers or persons interested in the school waut'-d a test of the work done, let them read the reports of the "xaminers. If the Managers united and worked hard the school would be opened free of debt.— The Chairman supported the vi u s of Mr C. M. il- liams.—The foil wing were appointed collectors [I. 0, 1 ward, Messrs George Davis and C. M. Williams No. 2 ward. Messrs J. P. Thomas, R J. Jones, and Professor Genese No.: artl, Mi,s Maria Jones and Mr Peter Jones; No. 4 ward, Mrs Jessy Williams and the Rev T. Levi.—It being suggested that the country members should also be added to the list, Mr Richard Richards said they would have euough wotk to collect in the country.—MrC. M. Williams: Unfortunately •he people in the country have s-ub-cribed very littl—Mr Richards They have subscribed a good amount. — Mr C. M. U illiams s i d that he knew Mr Richards and Mrs James were doit.g what could, but there was no use blinking the fact thct the rural district had d' no practic- ally nothing for the school. The town had done r-v -rything. Having regard to the gr-at advan- tages which the c; untry ilistric s derived from the school, he thought they ought to do a 1 t for tiv school. There wa3 a large number of pupils from the country. There were wealthy people in the country like the town and even if they were not so, surely they could do as the people of Tregaron did, subscribe, say, £1 or £2. At present they took no interest in the school beyond sending their sons and daughters there after they had won scholarships. The country ought to assist the school in a substantial manner. -1r Richards As you say, the country may not have donp much, but they have not been approached in the earn*' way as the town has beeu approached. I am crtain when canvassed they will do quite as well as the town.—Mr C. M. Williams: I am sure they will do.—Mrs James said in her district the people appeared to be favourable to holding a good entertainment in order to get money.—In the con- versation which followed, it was stated that last year the greater number of pupils at the school were from the country and the Headmaster said there was a good percentage of them this year.— It was agreed to leave the canvass of the country to Mrs James and Mr Richards.—Arrangements were then made to send circulars to promisees and tnose likely to subscribe showing the financial position and intimating that the collectors would call in a few days. THE OPENING CEREMONY. The Clerk said Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., Prin- cipal Roberts, U.C.W., Principal Bebb, S.D.C. (Lampeter), the Mayor of Aberystwyth, the Lord Lieutenant of Cardigan, and Sir James Szlumper had expressed their intention to be present at the formal opening of the school on Oetooer 26th.—The High Sheriff and Principal Prys had not yet replied to the invitation and Mr 0. M. Edwards, M.P., had written regretting his inability to attend.—The Clerk said in case diffi- culty might he experienced later on in getting a quorum to transact urgent business connected with the opening ceremony, it would be as well if the Managers would delegate a committee with power to act.—The suggestion was adopted. all the Managers to consist the committee.—The Chair- man asked what would be th" number necessary to "form a quorum ?—The Clerk It will not be neces- sary with a committee to have a quorum. —This was all the bmineils of interest. TOWN COUNCIL, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.- Present Councillor D. C. Roberts, mayor, pre- siding ^Aldermen David Roberts, Peter Jones, and Captain Doughton Councillors John Jenkins, ex mayor, C. M. Williams, Robert Doughton, R Peake, J. P. Thomas, Isaac Hopkins, G. Croydon Marks, and T. E. Salmon Messrs A. J. Hughes, town clerk, and Rees Jones, borough surveyor. FOOTBALL. letter was read from Mr Evans (Mr J. P. In-nnas's), I en ace-road, saying that seeing that no .-tep-i have been takt-n towaids making; the field at tne, end of Plascrug into a recreation ground, he on hehalf of the Wednesday United FÜIJtb III Club beg to apply forth" use of that field for the sea-on of •;x mouths. The Club were allowed the use of it during the past season for £ 2 10s. Oil the proposition of Mr PEAKE, seconded by Mr ROBERT DOCOIITON, the letter was referred to the Finance Committee. THE MINSTREL TROUPE. A letter was read from Mr Harry Collins begging meet respectfully to ask the Council to renew his permit for next season. It the Council thought he had served the town faithfully for the past seven seasons, he hoped the Council would give his appli- cation their kind consideration. On the proposition of Mr SALMON, seconded by Mr R. DOCGIITON, the application was referred to the General Purpotes Committee. THE SMITHFIELD. A letter was read from Messrs Studt and Son offering £6 68 for the use of the Smithfield during the November fairs, saying they intended bringing a first-class machine and providing a great musical treat which would be enjoyed by all. Mr SALMON proposed that the application should be referred to the Market Committee and it was stated that the Surveyor had quoted £7 7s, but that Messrs Studt had been writing repeatedly for a re- duction. Of J In reply to a question by Mr Salmon, the SUR- ^E\ou believed that £ 4 4s was pai'i last year but Captain DOUGHTON did not think the payment was so much as that. Mr SALMON added that great complaints were made of tradesmen and ratepayers of the town being injured by the attraction in the Smithfield being kept up for three weeks and it was thought in the Council that the charge should be higher. It was then agreed on the proposition of Alder man PETER JONES, seconded by Mr SALMON, that the matter should be referred to the Markets Com- mittee with power to quote terms which, it was understood, would be somewhat protective. -NI. £ PPLIC*TIONS FOR LEASE RENEWALS. MrRe TV°tVn ? read the following letter from 18thS?QQ n -r8at ^arkSate-street Sept. 18th 1899. Dear sir,-We applied for a renewal of the lease of the premises in Terrace-road last May and wrote again in reference to it in August. We have heard nothing about our application, al- though other applications have been sanctioned by the f inance Committee since ours was made. The premises will be vacant next week and we wanted to get the budding operations finished before next season as the street is narrow and we do not want to interfere with the business of those who will naturally be incommoded by the work We have done all we know of that has to be done and should be glad to know whether there is anything else that is required to enable the application to be dealt with forthwith." Mr SALMON asked if the application had been considered in committee? Mr C. M. WILLIAMS (chairman of the Finance Committee) replied in the negative, adding that he believed that the application for the lease was made iast June, but not having heard that a tracing of the ground had been received, no visiting committee had been called. It was the instruction of the Finance Committee that whenever two or three tracings of premises tor which renewals were sought were received a meeting of the V ISItmg Committee would be held. In that case he had not heard of a tracing having been sent in. He might say that the Finance) Committee was anxious not to delay any matter. As soon as any matter.was on the agenda and as soon as any tracing was sent in he had invariably convened the Committee and presented a report. As a proof of that, he might say that since last November between sixty-five and seventy applications had been made and terms recommended by the Committee to the Council. So it was clearly proved that there was no delay on the part of the Committee. Captain DOUGHTON—When an application is made for renewal of a lease or for anything that is required from this Council, is it not customary to give a reply in writing to the applicant stating whatever decision the Council has arrived at ? If not, how are applicants to know ? I know that several applications have been, made with regard to the renewal of leases. Well, if they happen to get the local papers and see the decision of the Council therein, that is all they have to be guided by. Is it not customary, if not it should he, to inform the applicant what our decision is ? If I am in order, 1 shall move that in future all applicants be given the decision of the Council whatever decision it may be. The MAYOR—There is an instruction of that kind. The Town Clerk does write. The Towx CLERK—Yes, I do not know any case where it is not done. Captain DOUGHTON added that he did not know anything about Mr Bickerstatf, but he ought to have been informed of the decision soon after it was come to in June. The MAYOR said Mr Williams did not say a de cision was come to in June. Mr Williams said the application was made in June and he fully ex- plained that until a tracing was handed in to the Commit ee the Committee could not proceed and the question then waa, was there any tracing ? Captain DOUGHTON asked if a tracing was re- quired in that case ? The MAYOR replied that there should be a trac- ing of the ground plan in every renewal. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said that had been the custom for a long time. Captain DOUGHTo-Do the ratepayers under- stand that ? Suppose I have a house in North- parade and I want a renewal, am I to send in a tracii g ? The MAYOR—Yes, that has been the custom for many years. Captain DOUGHTON I never understood that. I have been in the Council for six years and I never understood it. But I want a reply to be sent to every applicant, whatever is the decision. Mr C. M. VV ILLIAMS—If you will kindly allow me to explain, I may say that difficulty was felt some eighteen months or two years ago and a resolu- tion was pass* d on the recommendation of tho Finance Committee that immediately on the presentation of thereport and its adoption the Town Cbrk should inform the applicant and without ex- ception that has always b en complied with. I know that it is so in half a dozen cases. I saw three and asked if they had received a letter from the Town Clerk and theys-aid they hid. Captain DOUGIITON—I shall now a'-k a question in point. There is Mr Gibson with his house in IVrrace-road, in which Mr John Williams has a hop. Now, wha ever decision this Council has arrived at in legard to that matter, in his paper all along he says that he never has had a reply. Now that is a ca-e in point. Has he had a reply ? The MAYOR—N > I can answer that. Captain DOUGHTON—Tin re is a resolution on the books why cannoc he get a reply? I do not con- sider any ndividual. I do not side with Mr Gibson r anybody else but if is a re-olution on the books t oughr to have been sent to him. MrC. M. U ILLIAMS—What resolution ? I know we hear a great many things and see a greóèt many paragraphs of many kinds, but what is the resolu- tion? Ciptam DOUGHTON — It was decided at this Co uncil—if I recollect rightly-that application should be mar e to the Local Government Beard c ncerning Mr Gibson's lease. Application was made and the Local Government Board would not n'crfere. Const quently, I believe it was carried ra tbos Conned by a majority of one vote, if I re- collect rightly. Now that is the decision. How is he supposed to know ? He is not here and has no one here to represent him. There is a decision and has it been given in writing to the applicant ? Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—We all recollect the resolution — that all in connection with this particular lelse-every resolution on the books, was cancelled at the time. Mr PEAKE—No. The MAYOR —No, no, sir. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—They were cancelled at the time and at the end of the Council there is a paragraph to the effect that the Town Clerk should write to the Local Government Board asking their opinion on the matter. Every resolution with regard to that lease was cancelled by the resolution and I appeal to the Town Clerk to read it now. Captain DOUGHTO- Yes, I mean the decision of this Council. The MAYOR—Order, please. Mr MARKS—What are we discussing? Are we discussing Mr Gibson's lease ? Captain DOUGHTON—Not Mr Gibson or anybody elses' lease. I say that the decision ought to be given through the Town Clerk to the applicant otherwise it is not business. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS —Siuce a certain time that has always been done. Before that time perhaps it was not done. Mr SALMON—Has Mr Bickerstatf been informed that a tracing was required? The MAYOR—I was coining to that. The TOWN CLERK said he did not receive the letter until the previous evening. Mr Bickerstaff did not know that a tracing was required and now he would let him know that it is required. The MAYOR thought that when acknowledging applications for leases it should be stated that trac- ings were required. The TOWN CLERK said he would do that in future. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said that some months ago it was passed to ask the Borough Accountant to enter up leases in a book and that notices should be givn to the effect that before the applications could be considered tracings must be sent. Captain DOUGHTON said he recollected well when terms were given to Mr William Rowlands such and such a thing was required to be done to the house, and when the matter subsequently came before the Couucil whether those things had been done, Mr C. M. Williams's chief point was that the resolution had not been sent to Mr Rowlands. Mr V\ ILLIAMS replied that that was the case then, hut since then it had been altered. Captain DOUGHTOV said it shuuld always have been done because when it was not done people were mislead. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said they could get to know if they only took the trouble to ask. Captiin DOUGHTON did not think they ought to have to ask. They applied and they ought to be informed what was tne decision of the Council. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—You know that some people can make mountains of mole hills. Captain DOUGHTo-I agre > with you there. Mr PEAKE said he disagreed with one remark made by Mr Williams. He did not think it should go out to the public that all the resolutions relat- ing: to Mr Gihson's lea-e had been cancelled. Mr C. M. ILLIAMS—Before you make any re- marks, I ask that the resolution should be read. Mr PEAKE added that there was no resolution— only to remain in abeyance until the decision of the Local Government Board was known. The MAYOR—To defer the matter until the Local Government Board replied. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—Excuse me the resolution will speak fur itself. Alderman PETER JONES said an application was made hy Mr Gibson for a renewal and he was entitled to a reply. If the Council refused the application they should reply to that effect. If, on the other hand, they granted it they should say it was granted and state the conditions attached to the renewal. As a matter of business, it was the duty of the Counci to give that reply, and he suggested that it should be ascertained for the next meeting. As far as his memory went as to the decision it was exactly the same as Mr Williams's. Mr C. M. WILLLBI:" took it that the matter could not come before the Finance Committee. They presented a certain report and the Council cancelled it. Alderman PETER JONES thought it only fair that there should be a reply according to the resolution. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said he was calling for the resolution. The TOWN CLERK (who had been looking for the resolution in the minutes) suggested that it should go to the Finance Committee and that he should be instructed to report so that a reply might be sent. Alderman PETER JOES moved to that effect and Mr SALMON seconded the proposition and it was agreed to. Mr J. P. THOMAS said a Mr Davies wanted to know what became of his application with regard to property in Thespian-street. A STEEP HILL. Mr W. A Northey asked that the Cycling Club should be allowed to place a danger board on the hill ruuning down into Trefechan and the letter was referred to the Public VYorks Committee. CORRECTIONS. Mr HOPKINS called attention to a report in a local paper and asked Mr C. M. Williams if he was correctly reported in saying that he (Mr Williams) protested against the granting of the lease to Mr Hopkins, on the ground that it robbed the rate- payers of £60 a year. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS replied that he had made a note on his agenda (which he produced) of what he said, and the pith of it appeared in the report of the Cambrian News. What he said was that he could not move the adoption of 19 and 20 relating to Mr Hopkins on the ground that the terms giveu by the Council, in his opinion, robbed the rate- payers of JE60 as he had shown by previous figures. At the previous meeting, continued Mr WIlhams. it was stated that it was decided to enlarge the Corporation Offices by one vote only. He had looked up the resolution and found that it was passed by seven to three. He thought councillors should be correct. Captain DOUGHTON—That is not much. (Laugh- ter.) Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—It is only that you said ice resolution was passed by one vote. Captain DOFGHTO- Well it has been done out of current rates instead of a loan. That is my grievance. FIRE BRIGADE. RriJl 1Salm°? |3r°ught up the report of the Fire fppi- «fR ,W re(;ommei:1ded the purchase of 600 Dundee 0086 ^rotn Messrs McGregor, DR. HARRIES'S APPLICATION. CommUta,' Mr°8wZ™ "K" h°'. lh<i Pi?a- absent at the meeting After .cha,rma°' be,°g payment of £ 113 5s lid P ^endlUg the that Dr Harries attended' Sd ^tat!d required 2a 3r 9r<n plained that he side of the Rheidol f0r°n thl S°Uth of making a lake. The Pnm e* PurP0se mended that a lease for seventy-five yiarTsho^ld be given, the terms and conditions to be settled in committee of the whole Council. The Cimmfn also decided to recommend that Dr Barries should be allowed to erect a bridge across the river so 1= to afford an approach to the land. Mr PEAKE added that there was but small at tendance at the Committee meeting and thought it wise to refer Dr Harries's application again to the Committee for further consideration. He moved that the matter shculd be considered by a com mittee of the whole Council. It was an important matter and deserved the attention of every mem- ber of the Council. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS seconded the proposition. Alderman PETER JONES said there were two or three questions in connection with the application that must receive serious attention. First, with regard to the legal position of the Council. By section 108 of the Municipal Corporations Act the Council could not grant a lease of land for a longer period than thirty-one years unless building of equal value was to be erected on it. Whether there was any building contemplated in that case he did not know, but it would be misleading to Dr Harries and place the Council in a wrong position if that point was not considered. There was abo the question whether the erection of an embankment in forming a lake would not limit the water way and militate against the lower nart of the town. He personally had mentioned teidca of having a lake at the place repeatedly and the bed of the river might be changed and straightened up above and the flow of the water thereby accelerated. However, that was a matter of detail which might he further considered. Attempts were made to fix a day for meeting, but as Saturday was an inconvenient day and the Surveyor was going out of town, it was agreed that the Mayor should convene a meeting on his return his WORSHIP remarking that a special meeting of the Council could be held if the matter was found to be urgent. The approval of Mr Wheatley's plans was deferred for a conference with Mr Wheatley and plans by Mr J. J. James of offices in Baker street were deferred for further information, a a was also a plan of proposed rebuilding of the Westou Vaults, Alder- man PETER JOE remarking that the Committee desired to know the area occupied by the new premises in order to see if the licensed area would be greater than at present. Mr J. P. THOMAS asked if chat would make any difference, and Alderman PETER JONES thought it desirable ihat the Council should know if there was to be any increase in licensed area, A licensed house like the Talbot, for instance, might buy five or six adjoining houses and add them to the licensed premises, but he thought the Corporation should know in the case of their property what was pur- posed to be done in the way of increase. HOPE FCR COURT DWELLERS. The Surveyor presented reports and estimates for putting Cambrian Cottage-court, Britannia-court, Trinity-court, and Chalybeate-court in order at a cost of about £200, and on the proposition of Mr C. M. Y\ ILLIAMS, seconded by Mr PEAKE, it was agreed that the matter should he placed on the next agenda in order to take the legal steps to carry the work out. In reply to Mr C. M Williams, the TOWN CLERK stated that he was going on with advertising the notices concerning Trevor-road, Alderman PETER JOES adding that the Private Streets Act had been amended and that the legal process must now be very carefully at- tended to. The MAYOR said it would be very much easier for the Council if the adjoining owners did the work themselves and not leave it to the Council. Of course they had to pay the cost when the Counc 1 did the work. THE HARBOUR. 1 he Harbour Committee reported that they had examined bills and labour shetts. APPLICATIONS. Applications for renewals by Mr T. Evans of 76, Cambiian-street, Mr Isaac Hopkins of his yard, and Messrs Green and Colquhoun of 5, Terrace-road, were referred to the finance Committee. The Tow CLERK thought it would simplify matters and secure systematic treatment if all applications for leases were addressed to him in writing. He would then place it on the following agenda and be able to trace the matter from start to finish. (Hear, hear.) The suggestion was approved and adopted, it being understood that any applications going to the Borough Accountant would be forwarded to the Town Clerk. CONSTITUTION HILL. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS then moved "That this Council, firmly believing that the granting of a licence for the sale of intoxicating liquors at Con- stitution Hill will be injurious to the best interests of Aberystwyth and will seriously tend to endanger its reputation as a desirable educational centre, prays the magistrates for the division of Lower Geneu'rglyn not to grant the same." Mr Williams said he very much regretted that the occasion had arisen for hirp to have to place that matter on the agenda. With many others, he hoped to have no repetition of the application of 1887, when a licence to sell intoxicating liqours on Constitution Hill was refused at Llanbadarn in response to the strong feeling of opposition expressed in town and district. All the arguments then adduced in opposition, he believed, were now in force to a greater extent. That was the third attempt to get a licence. On the first occasion petitions were signed by nearly all the ra'epayers. [Indication of dissent.] It was not a personal matter. He had no personal feeling against the Company. In fact, he believed he was acting more in their best interests than against them. At the second attempt to obtain a liceo-e resolutions were passed against it at all places. worship. In addition to that, an influential d, v itation attended before the magis- trates and appealed to them in the interests of Aberystwyth not to grant the licence. The College authorities also objected and he believed that the majority of the inhabitants of the town felt strongly that the licence would be injurious to the best interests of Aberystwyth as a health resort. Constitution Hill was not quite the place for a licence. That was felt by people who did not take a narrow view of the licensing question. He was convinced that the liceuce would not only be in- jurious to the best interests of Aberystwyth, but of the Company as well. Up to the present the public had acquired confidence in the way the Hill had been conducted. They felt that it was a splendid place of resort where young people were free from temptation. As regarded Aberystwyth itself, it ivas a place to WhICh a large number of men and women students were sent because of the high moral tone of the town and because it was free from places which existed in large centres wherein young people were led astray. If a licence was ganted for the Hill it would very much prejudice the town and the College, for parents would say there was then a place where their children would be tempted to go and would ultimately go astray. He therefore moved the proposition cn the agenda. Mr ROBERT DOUGHTON (after a pause) without hesitation seconded the proposition, believing a licence would be a source of great evil. However strong the reasons had been they were stronger now, for now a large numberof buildings had been erected under the Hill which did not exist when the first application was made. There was also the new Hostel for women students and it seemed to him that a licence for the Hill would be almost ruinous to that institution-(a laugh)—for strangers would not send their children to it in consequence of the proximity of the licence. It would also injure the College, for it would attract young people who would go up the Hill merely for the sake of the drink. Facilities for drinking had been very in- jurious all over the kingdom. Grocers' licences had not only ruined grocers' families, but the families of customers beciuse women had been able to get drink at the grocers' shop who would not think of going into a public-house for it. It seemed to him the Council should oppose the licensing of the Hill by every means in their power. If it was granted, it could with difficulty be dis- continued, no matter what was the result of it. Mr CROYDON MARKS (who spoke in so low a voice that he could not be properly heard) was un- derstood to say that the Council had strong temper- ance speeches by Mr Williams and Mr Doughton and if he was catering for people and not consult- ing his own tastes he should consider them exceedingly narrow. The MAYOR interposed to call Mr Mark's atten- tion.to the Municipal Corporation Act and members of councils taking part in matters in the Council in whiCii they are interested outside and Mr MARKS speak ^UrP08e<* not voting, but he had a right to The MAYOR said it was the custom in that Council to allow a member to speak, but he had no nght to do so. He could speak if it was the wish of the Council to allow him to do so. Mr PEAKE Certainly, Mr Marks may be allowed to speak. J The MAYOR-He may do so with the consent of the Council. MAf,KS_I^muke my aPPlicati0n to speak. The MAYOR-Otherwise I cannot allow it. Mr ISAAC HOPKINS-1 do not think there is any- thing against Mr Marks speaking. This is not a resolution affecting the business of the Council, but of another body. The MAYOR-Mr Hopkins, I will not discuss my ruling with any member, please. I take it that Mr Marks is pecuniarily interested in this matter and, therefore I draw his attention to the section of the Municipal Corporations Act. Mr Marks then sat down. Mr PEAKE said he must make his protest against that resolution, as he had done two years ago In the first place, he thought it a piece of impertinence on the part of the Council to approach a bodv of men of the calibre of the Llanbadarn maaig trates. If they were not able to form their own judgment he was sure there was no member of the Council able to instruct them. Mr Williams stated that there was a furore caused previously by the application. He also stated that the majority of the ratepayers were against it, and that there were resolutions from the different religious bodies' and a strong deputation to the magistrates, as well as a memorial from the Council. They all knew that Mr Williams also said that the majority were against the licence. He (Mr Peake) said decidedly not. The result of the next election proved that the majority of the town were in favour of the enterprise of the Improvement Company, tor one member who voted in favour of petitioning the Llanhadarn magistrates happened to get defeated in the November election. Another member who happened to stay away when the matter was before the Council also got defeated—(laughter)—and his worthy friend, Mr Hopkins, who did not vote at all, got defeated. (Loud laughter). Mr MARKS—And I got in. Mr PEAKE added that the candidate who was in favour of the licence and himself who voted in its favour got returned. Whether Mr Williams looked at it from a different point or not, he (Mr Peake) could not say, but that was his way of thinking and it was to him very demonstrative that three mem- bers of the four got defeated. He thought he was expressing the feeling of the majority in thinking that the Company should have all the privileges they could get. Where would Aberystwyth have been but for the Company ? They had spent be- tween £150,000 and The prosperity of Aberystwyth to-day showed what they had done. Before the Company came things were at a stand- still at Aberystwyth. It was not the College that kept up the town and the sooner the College people understood that the better. The Council should give opportunities for capitalists to invest their money in the town. What had it got to do with the Council ? Why should they in their little world prevent people spending, money in the town ? It would go out to the world that the Couucil were too conversative. They might pride themselves on being Liberals, hut they were Conservative and were bound up in their little world. Why should the Council dictate to the Company ? He did not suppose that Mr C. M. Williams ever had a bottle of beer or a bottle of stout in his life but there were thousands who went up the Hill who were astonished that they could not get reasonable refreshments there. The Council were going outiide.its province in interfering with the Llanbadarn magistrates and with the Company's enterprise, He should vote against the proposition and should be only to pleased to see the licence granted. As to Mr Doughtou's argument about the Hostel, the Hill was closed when the Hostel was opened and vice versa, so the Hostel could not be effected, With regard also to the value of property, they knew that throughout the country property was nore valuable attached or close to a public house. (Laughter.) Mr SALMON said though he was a licensed victualler he wished to say a word on that matter, for he was in a position to ascertain and know the wants of visitors. Thousands of visitors com- plained of being unable to obtain intoxicating drinks on the Hill except what was carried up in the way of spirits. (Hear, hear.) It was well known that bottles of spirits were carried byexcur- sionists up the Hill, and he was sure that the con- sumption was far greater and far more in- jurious than if they were enabled to obtain a glass of beer in the refreshment room. Those who quenched their thirst by alcohoiicdrinks had no objection to others taking non-alcoholic drinks. On two occasions he had had occasional licences to sell on the Hill during the past season and there was no difficulty. The Llanbadarn magistrates granted the licence on a former occa- sion, but confirmation was refused at Quarter Sessions on the resolution of the Council. After the. refusal the November election came and the ratepayers rejected the members of the Council who voted for the resolution opposing the licence. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—What year was that? Mr SALMON—The first year they made applica- tion. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—Will you name the candi- dates ? Mr SALMON—Yes; Mr Robert Ellis, chemist, and Mr T. W. Powell. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—Well, who were returned ? Mr SALMON replied that the town elected in the time of Bourne and Grant not the nominees of any club. He added that the town was now in favour of the licence, at least the majority. He did not mean the Rechabites and Good Templars who were biassed and opposed to licences every- where. Mr Williams said that people sent their children to Aberystwyth to college because of the high moral standard of the place. He, how- ever, did not appear to know that in the matter of public-houses to population Aberystwyth, judged from his point, was one of the lowest in the king- dom, for whereas in other towns there were about one public-house to every 300 or 400 of the inhabit- ants, at Aberystwyth there was one public-house to every 129 inhabitants. That showed if it showed anything that people did not send their children to Aberystwyth because they thought intoxicating drinks detrimental, but that they sent their children to Aberystwyth because there were plenty of public-houses in the town. (Loud laughter.) Mr C. M. WILLIAMS-Mr Salmon Mr Salmon Mr SADlON Y au said that people sent their children here because there were few public houses but as there are more public houses here than there are in proportion at other places, it proves, according to your argument, that the people send their children here because of the public houses. (Renewed laughter). Licences, continued Mr Salmon, were granted to places where they were much less needed than on Con- stitution Hill. Mr ISAAC HOPKINS did not say he was going to vote for or against the proposition, but he'protested against the Council interfering with the Llanbadarn magistrates. There weres six magistrates present in the Council and how wouid they like the Llanbadarn magistrates to interfere with them ? He did not think they would listen to what the Llanbadarn magistrates had to say. They knew what was best to be done and they would do it in spite of all the Couucil said. Mr SALMON said he omitted saying that Lhe Council intended some time extending the borough so as to include Constitution Hill; and the MAYOR observed that that seemed to him to be a reason for the Council's expression of opinion at the present time in the matter. Alderman PETER JONES pointed out that both the majority and the minority r-port, of the Licensing Commission stated that in the opinion of the com- missioners there were too many public houses in the country. He did not think an expression of opinion by the Council on that matter un- reasonable. He had taken exception to an expression of opinion on a magisterial judgment, but that was a very different thing to expressing an opinion before the magistrates had exercised their judgment. That was a question that no doubt very seriously affected Aberystwyth whether pre judicially or ben'fically and he thought it only fair and reasonable that the representative body of the town should express an opinion upon it and he also felt sure from his knowledge of the gentlemen who constituted the Llanbadarn magis- trates that they would pay considerable deference to that opinion. Captain DOUGHTON supported the proposition, thinking a new licence injurious to the town and to the inhabitants. If a licence was granted for the top of the Hill. a mortuary would be wanted at the bottom. He denied Mr Peake's contention that members were defeated over the licensing question. It was on the question of work or no work. He did not know whether a licence on Constitution Hill would keep the working people of Aberystwyth alive for the remainder of their days. He knew that a banner was taken about the town asking people to vote for Bourne and Grant and work. No doubt Mr Peake expected to get a job. Alderman PETER JONES Oh. Mr PEAKE—Perhaps you wanted to sell coal. (Laughter.) The MAYOR having asked for order, Mr MARKS again applied to be allowed to speak, and it was agreed to on the proposition of Mr Salmon. Mr MARKS, in the course of a rapidly-uttered speech of which it was almost impossible to obtain an accurate note, was understood to say that it was intended to ask the magistrates to limit the licence to three monühs-July, August, and Sep- tember only. Therefore it could not effect the College students. With regard to the control of the licence on the Hill, regulations would be framed whereby ppople would not be served more than once. He had had many applica- tions by intending excursion parties for arrangements for obtaining intoxicating drink on the Hill. Sir Pryce Jones's party, people from Bradford, and people from Birmingham had apphed. If 1 the Council were going to lay down the hard and fast rule that Aberystwyth was to be controlled on carping, temperance, and narrow lines or only the tenets of a particular party were to prevau, then they would keep capital away and prevent the extension of the town. A meeting of his board was to be held this week to consider how further to advance Aberystwyth, but how could he advise them to invest more capital if narrow ideas were to prevail and one class was to dictate to others what they should eat and drink. With regard to Captain Doughton's mortuary, there had been a licence on the Promenade Pier and no mortuary had been required at the bottom. The MAYOR protested against one remark by Mr Marks that Aberystwyth was governed by tem- perance people on narrow lines. He (the Mayor) was not a teetotaler, but he had voted before and should vote again against licensing, not because he objected to licensi g, tor there were occasions when licences should be granted, but he did not think it would be wise to grant a licence for the Hill. What Mr Peter Jones had said of licensing gener- ally was worthy of consideration In voting for the resolution, he should like it to be understood that it was not a question of going upon a temper- ance line. It was a question of what they con- sidered the advantages of Aberystwyth. Captain Doughton tried to put in another speech, but was stopped by the Mayor and Alderman PETER JONES moved that the question 'TTJKwk saying that Mr CM, William, had the right of reply, Mr WILLIAMS denied that he took a narrow, temperance, carping_ view 0 tie matter. Captain DOUGHTON— That is only r Marks's opinion.. Mr PEAKE—He has as much right to an opinion as you have. Mr WILLIAMS (continuing) said the Council had done all they could to support the Company, there being no opposition to a licence for the Hotel Cambria, and thought it somewhat dishonourable to say that if that licence was not granted there would he no more capital spent in the town. Mr MARKS said he spoke what he believed. Mr WILLIAMS added that he was actuated by the broad desire to serve the best interests of the town. With regard to dictating to the Llanbadarn Bench, he said the members were deeply grateful to the Aberystwyth Council for their expression of opinion, several magis'rates having told him that the mem- bers of the Council were the best judges of what was best for the town. A vote was then taken when Messrs the Mayor, Aldermen Peter Jones and Captain Doughton, and CouncillorRobert Doughton, J. P. Thomas, and C. M. W illiams voted for the proposition, praying the magistrates not to grant the licence—6; Councillors T. E. Salmon and Peake—2—voted against the proposition and Alderman David Roberts and Isaac Hopkins remained neutral. On the proposition of Mr WILLIAMS, the Town Clerk was directed to forward the memorial to the Llanbauarn magistrates, and, on the suggestion of Mr MARKS, it was agreed to add the number of members who were present in the Council. After going into committee for a brief period to consider the Cambrian trains return, the Council rote.
UJNIVEKSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. THE MUSICAL DEPARTMENT. SPEECH BY PRINCIPAL PRYS. On Friday evening a meeting was held in the Examination Hall of the University College of Wales to hear a programme of music given in con- nection with the elo..ing session of the short course in music. There was a fair attendance. The MAYOR (Councillor D. C. Roberts), in the ab- sence of the Principal, presided and ■ n:d he under- stood tnat that everdng'g programme "ad been ar- ranged in connection with the short course of music ivtn in that Colltg.; during the past month and in connection, too, with the department of music now being re-started in the College. He was sure they all felt that a Welsh National Cc liege would not be complete without a department of music. (Cheers ) They were therefor" glad that the College authorities had re-started the de- partment of music. (Hear, hear.) He was pleased to understand that Mr Jenkins had already been much encouraged by the numbers taking the, short course. He trusted that a considerable number would also take advantage of the ordinary course which would begin with the commencement of the College session. (Hear, hear.) That movement was in the nature of an experiment which the Col- lege authorities had decide 1 upon trying for a p. riod of five years. He believed that the success viould be so great that at the end of the five years there would be no doubt as to the continuance of the department. (Cheers.) The following programme was then gone through to the evident pleasure of the audience :—"La Filpuse" (pianoforte solo), Mr Bryceson Treharne Berceuse Oberlass" (violin solo), Mr Bertie Oiler- head (encored) "Revenge, Timotheus Cries," Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Cantab), encored; andante et Scherso, Mr Ollerhead rhapsodi, Mr Tre- harne; Oliver," Miss Ethel James (encored) cavatina, Mr Ollerhead (encored). In an interval in the programme, Mr D. JENKINS, Mus. Bac., the head of the department, t-aid he had long been convinced that there were young men and women in Wales who would benefit by a short course of music and the response to the invitation to take advantage of that movement had exceeded his expectations. He would have been satisfied with a dozen or fif- teen, but he was pleased to be able to say that no fewer than twenty-five students joined the classes. Of that number eight took instruction in organ playing, eight in pianoforte playing, nine in sing- ing, and four in composition. He should like to have seen a larger number taking the instruction in playing the violin and other instruments. (Hear, hear.) The students came from North and from South Wales and amongst them, he could assure the audience, were very promising students. Wales, he regretted to have to say, was backward in instrumental music. Complaints to that effect were made ad nauseum at eisteddfodau. The people undoubtedly loved music and cultivated it as far as they could do so unaided, but he should like to see people of means and culture doing more to encourage instrumental music. (Hear, hear.) He was pleased to be able to say an effort had been made in that direction at Aberystwyth where an oratorio had been produced yearly for several years past with an orchestral accompaniment. The con- cert, it was true, did not pay and waa not en- couraged by people who might be expected to en courage the musical culture of the people; but fifteen oratorios had been produced and the balanne sheet had been kept straight by a few friends who made up the deficit by subscription. (Hear, hear.) Perhaps one of the reasons for the back- wardness of Wales in instrumental music was the difficulty of getting good teachers in Wales, par- ticularly in the small towns and rural districts. He therefore hoped an effort would be made to induce Mr Ollerhead to pay weekly visits to Aber- ystwyth to continue his valuable instruction on the violin to all who desired to acquire proficiency in that beautiful instrument. (Applause.) At the conclusion of the programme, Principal PRYS of Trevecca College, proposing a vote of thanks to the Mayor for presiding, expressed satisfac- tion at the musical treat of that evening. He believed that those who could appreciate good music had been satisfied. Taste for good music, he added, was an acquired taste like the taste for tomatoes and appetite grew upon what it fed. Let them, then, have in Wales enough of good music and gtadually a taste for good music would be acquired. The taste for good music was not a natural taste, though the people of Wales prided tlleuiselvci (Jd Having t niturl tU-tii fGT BlUSIi: f,.f) greater extent than the people had on the other side of Offa's Dyke. At any rate, he was pleased that the musical department had been r< started in the College. (Hear, hear.) When the department formerly existed it was the most popular depart- ment at the College and if it was as efficient as it was popular it was very efficient indeed. For some reason or other, the department ceased to exist. Now, however, they were all pleased to know that th department hall been re-established and they all congratulated Mr Jenkins on his appointment at the head of the department and they also congratu- lated the College upon securing so efficient a teacher, for Mr Jenkins was a man who thoroughly understood the musical needs of Wales and the methods of thinking of her people. (Hear, hear.) He hoped that one of the results of that movement would be the improvement of congregational sing- ing in which Mr Jenkins took a deep interest. (H"ar._ hear.) As a minister of the Gospel, he (Principal Prys) could not help feeling that a great deal required to be done in that direction. He hoped that many young men and women would at- tend the musical courses at the College to be trained as instrumentalists in order to be able to act as organists in the different churches with which they were at home connected. (Cheers.) Even in the Nonconformist churches there was now a fairly- large number of pipe organs and he believed there would be a much larger number if it were not for the present difficulty of obtaining efficient organists. He therefore hoped that a large number of young men and women would learn organ playing and so inaugrate better congregational singing. (Hear, hear.) He likewise hoped that an improved class of precentors would arise as another result of the re-establishment of those short courses of music at the College—that young men who aspired to be precentors in their churches and chapels would undergo the discipline and musical education such as would now be provided at the College. (Cheers.) Those who heard a great deal of congre- gational singing up and down the country, he was sure, would agree with him when he said that though Wales had very good congregational singing on the whole, there was still room for improvement and much might be done in giving a general training to precentors- musical and otherwise—in order to enable them to understand the fitness of things—(hear, hear, and laughter) to suit the music to the words, for in- stance, and the words to the occasion. He recollected that a short time ago a precentor asked to be allowed to select the hymns for the day and as it was a special service the request was granted, but about the very first hymn the precentor selected for the morning service was an evening hymn—tune and words—" The Shades of Night." (Loud laughter.) In that case surely the precentor did not understand the fitness of things and possibly a short cour e or even a long course of musical training in some cases would not make precentors understand the fitness of things. In the great majority of cases in Wales, however, he was sure that a course of musical training at the College would be a great advantage and would lead to material improvement in congregational singing. (Applause.) Again, he might say that he was pleased to find at the head of the department Mr David Jenkins who, next to leuan Gwyllt, had done most for congregational singing in Wales. (Applause.) Mr D. CYNDDELW WILLIAMS, B.A., having seconded the proposition, it was agreed to unani- mously. The MAYOR, acknowledging the vote, remarked that a certain number of the friends of the College and of Wales had guaranteed a sufficient sum of money to ensure the College authorities against loss in carrying on that department for five years. That deep interest in the musical education of Wales being shown by people who were not them- selves in a position to take personal advantage of the instruction, it was to be hoped that these who were in a position would take advantage of the in- struction so afforded and that at the end of the five years the department would be so well founded in the interests and usefulness of Wales that there would be no doubt as to its continuance. (Ap- plause.) The meeting then separated.
An interesting application of electricity to cot- tage industries has recently been made in the dis- trict of St. Etienne, in France, in which the manu- facture of ribbons is largely carried on by weavers in their own homes. Until lately all the looms were driven by manual labour, but many are now being operated by electro motors, the power being derived frona generating station at St. Viotor- sur-Loire, nine miles away, where three turbines, each of 900 horse-power, have been fixed. The generating company now serves twenty-four com- munes, the distribution being on the three-phase system. Each loom requires about quarter horse- power and ten francs per month is charged, and about 2,500 looms are now driven in this way, the company also supplying electricity for lighting purposes for some districts.
BLAENAU FESTIMOG. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. —Before G. H. Ellis Esq. (chairman), Dr R. D. Evans, Robert Roberts, nd William Owens, Esqrs. Drunk and Disorderly.—John Davies, Rhiw. brytdir, was charged by P.C. Griffiths with having been drunk and disorderly on July 31st. The Bench said defendant had been brought before them several times recently and that fines had very little effect upon him. He would this time be sentenced to twenty-one days imprisonment.—P.C. Evan Joaes charged John Roberts, Maengwyn-street, TrawsfynydJ, with having been drunk" and dis- 01 derly on August 7th at Trawsfynydd. Defend- ant, who failed to put in an appearance, was fined 10s and 10s 6d costs. —P.C. Evan Jones charged John Owen, Gwerngron, farm servant, with having been drunk and disorderly at Trawsfynydd on August 5th. Defendant wrote s ating reasons for his inability to attend and expres^-iu^ regret for WhLc occurred.—Fined 5s and lis 6d costs. P.C. David Joaes charged Hugh Gwilym Jones, Bod- af;-»n, quarryman, with caving b. en drunk and exposii.g himself by the Manod Hotel (n August lth.-J)ef.cndar to, who had been previously con- victed of a similar offence, was fined 5" and 10s costs.—P.C. Roberts charg.d Owen Jones, Now'r- allt, an old offender, with having been drunk and disorderly on August 2(ith.—Defendant did not appear and the justices decided to hear the case in ins absence and he was sentenced to o o' calendar month's imprisonment.— P.C. N. Davies charged Richard Roberts of Tany- grisiau-terr ice, with being drunk and disorderly 111 Market-place n the 26tn August. This being his first offence, was fined Is. and 10s. costs only.—P.O. D. Joras summon* i John Owen, Hafod-ruffi'h, for having oeen drunk and disorderly near the Tabernacle Chapel on August 28th. This being his firs: offence, he was fined Is. and 10s. costs.—P.C. -John D. Davies eL;ged Hugh Lloyd, Bryutirion, Tansgr siau, with having been drunk and disorderly in High street on August 9th. The uffic r said he behaving iikea madman. With the assistance of PC. D. Jon's, he succeeded in taking him to dlc police station. Fined 10. and 10s. costs.—P.C. N. Davies charged Robert Morris Jones, Llwynygell-road, with having been drunk and disorderly in Church-street on 28th August. Fined 5s. and 10s. costs. — P.C. H. Davies charged John Williams, Tanygrisiau, Edward Owen, New Market-square, and William Jones. Rhydygro, with having been drunk and disorderly on Tany- grisiau-road, at 11-45 p m. on September 11th. Defendants plead, d guilty and Williams and Owen were each fined Is. and 10s. costs, this being their first offence. William Jones, who had a bad record, was fined 15s. and 10s. costs or 14 days imprisonment. Assaulting the Police.—P.C. Davies charged Wm. Jones, one of the defendants in the last case, with having assaulted him whilst in the execution of his duty.—The officer said he was endeavouring to separate Owen and Williams from fighting when the accused gave him a running kick in the back which nearly took his breath away, afterwards throwing large stones (produced in Court) at him, shouting "I will kill you, by the devil," several times. He (the officer) felt great pain in the back ever since.—The justices retired and, on their re- turn, the Chairman said that the majority were against sending him to prison and that he would be fined JE3 and 10s costs.—The money was paid by his mother. Drllnkennes8.-P.C. N. Davies charged Zaacheus Roberts, Groesffordd, with having been helplessly drunk at 11 30 p m on September 9th, in Church- street —Fined 5s and 10s costs.—P.C. N. Davies charged Wm. Jones, Dolydd-terrace, with having been drunk and incapable on August 29th. With assistance he carried him home.—Fined Is and 10s costs. Furious Cycling.-P.C. J. D. Davies charged David Joseph Jones, 3, New Market-square, with having furiously ridden his bicycle in High-street on August 11th. — Defendant denied the offence and P.C. Jones was called to corroborate the evidence of P.C. Davies.—The Chairman said the Bench were satisfied with the evidence for the prosecu- tion. He added that they were determined to put down scorching.—Fined 10s and lls costs.—P.C. D. Jones charged Wm. Williams, Cross Keys Inn, of furiously rniing his bicycle in High-street on August 10th. — Fined 5s and 10s costs. Using Profane Language.—P.S. Stephen Owen summoned John Jones, Gas-lane, for using profane language on his own doorstep on the 18th August. Fiueii Is and lis costs. Dismissed.—Edward Millward, Glyullifon-street, charged Samuel Jones, Dolgarregddu, with having assaulted him on 18th August.—The offence was partly denied.—The Chairman said that the majority of the justices were in favour of dismissing the case. The fee", paid by complainant were re- mitted. Furious Driving. — P.S. Stephen Owen charged James Roberts, Glynllifon Inn, innkeeper, with having furiously driven a horse and carriage on the highway on September 4th.-Fmecl 15s and 10s costs. Straying.—P.C. N. Davies charged James Bryan, \V.w-o1. l.k_, wJfeU bo..vi..} :ö1.11owed ft horag and a pony to stray in Cnurcn-streel on the 5th Sep'ember. Defendant, who did not put in an ap- pearance, was tiii! d 10., and lis costs. Obstructing the Highway. — Inspector Roberts charged Edward Williams, Wm. Edwards, and Robert Ruber's of Conglywal, with having obstructed the highway near Tyddyngwyn Church on Sunday, September 3rd, by loitering thereon for an unreasonable time.—P.C. D. Jones proved the cases.—The took a lenLnt view of the case and fined them 5s each without costs and intimated that in future such cases would be severely dealt wi-h. Obstructing the Footway.— Inspector Roberts charged Evan Jenkins, William Griffith Davies, and Ann Jones, greengrocers, all of Church-street, with having obstructed the footway by placing goods thereon and allowing the same to remain for a long and unreasonable time.—The defendants admitted having been cautioned by the police against leaving anything on the footway.—Jenkins and Davits were each tined 5s and 10s costs and Ann Jones was fined 5s without costs.—P.C. J. D. Davies proved the charges. Charges of Rejusing to Quit and A.8(mlt.-F. F. Flinu. Qu en's Hotel, charged Robert Griffith, Picton-terrace, with having created a disturbance in the hotel at 10 30 p.m. on September 11th and refusing to leave when requested.—Fined 2s 6d without costs.—F. F. Flinn charged Griffith Roberts, Maenofferen-terrace, with having assaulted him on the same night whilst in company of R. Griffith by throwing a glass (half-pint) at his head. —Fined 2s 6d without costs. Assault.—John tVilliams, Tanygrisiau, charged Edward Owen, New Market-square, and VVilliam Jones, Rhydygro, with having assaulted him on September 9th.—P.C. N. Davies. in corroborating, said that Williams was being kicked about like a football and that he was shouting murder all over the place.—Edward Owen was fined 5s and 128 costs, the case against William Jones being dis- missed. DISTRICT COUNCIL, FRIDAY, SEPT- EMBER 15th.—Present: Mr William Owen, chairman Messrs John LI. Jones, Cadwaladr Roberts; K M. Owens, Owen J. Owens, Griffith E. Jones, Dr R. D. Evans, Richard Griffiths, John Morgans, E. Lloyd Powell, John T. Jones, Howell Jones, Evan R. Jones, W. E. Alltwen Williams (clerk and surveyor), Owen Evans (assistant clerk), and David Williams (inspector of nuisance). A New Path.—It was decided to adopt plan of a path to be made near the houses at New Market- square. Obstructions.—Complaints were made of obstruc- tions placed Oil paths at the back of houses in the neighbourhood. It was stated that somf persons had even built on the paths. It WPS decided that the Surveyor should put a stop to these obstruc- tions and give orders to pulldown the buildings.— Mr John Morgans asked if all the footpaths were under control of the Council ?—The Clerk said the path which was at the back of Bauk-place was the property of the Council. Mr Thomas Jones (Lord New borough's agent) had informed Miss Brymer of this and had requested her to pull the buildings down. The Library.— The report of the Library Com- mittee snowed that the number of books issued out of the library during the year which ends this month was 12,189 648 new books were issued during the year. The number of books at the library at present is 3,113. The annual concert for the benefit of the library will be held on Nov- ember 2nd. Health Committee's Report.—A committee was appointed to revise the charges for water used for other than domestic purposes. Attention' was called to the passage from Fleet-street to Bowydd- street which had been blocked by the erection of a wooden building there by Mr Jonathan Edwards. It appeared that the Council had approved the plan of the building, and it was decided to rescind the resolution to that effect rft the next meeting.— The Inspector reported that the number of in* fectious diseases notified during the month was 11, compared with 14 the previous month, and 17 the corresponding period last year. Jane Williams, Maenofferen, had gone out the day she was notified a9 suffering from an infectious disease. She paid no attention to his warning and continued to go out.—The Health Committee recommended that she be prosecuted.—It waa agreed to do this by a majority of six to three. It was also decided to prosecute persons for keeping pigs too near their dwellings The Inspector had continued his house to house inspection during the month. He had visited during the month .51 houses. Of these 17 were in good condition and 34 were in an un- sanitary condition. It was decided to serve notices upon the owners of these houses requesting them to Keep their houses in good sanitary con- dition. The Medical Officer informed the Council that the number of births during the month was 42; the number of deaths 13, of which three were infants.