ABERDOVEY SHIPPING.— The steamer Dora arrived on Monday from Liverpool and left for Carnarvon on Wednesday morning. The steamer Kyonite arrived on Tuesday morning with oenoent from Lon- don, and the ketch Maid of Kent" with cement from Irvine, Scotland. METEOROLOGICAL.—Report for the week ending Saturday, August 22nd :—Bright sunshine, 53'7 hours rainfall, 293 inches. Temperature—high- est maximum, 6i (August 19th) lowest 56 (August 21st); highest minimum, 60 lowest, 52. CONCERT.—A concert was given in the Board Schoota on Friday evening last in aid of the man- agement fund of the Rechabites Friendly Society. The chairman's duties were undertaken by Mr W. P. Trench, staying at Bodfor-terrace, who, on taking his seat on the platform, was warmly received by a large and representative audience, amongst whom were the leading residents of Aber- dovey and many of the visitors to the beautiful old-world town. Those fortunate enough DO gain admittance had no reason to complain either of the quality or quantity of the musical fare set before them, for the whole concert was distinctly an artistic success, the items on the programme being of an exceptionally high order of merit. Un qualified praise must be accorded to the artistes who took part and where all were so highly gifted by nature and technical musical training, it is difficult to single out for mention any one of the ladies and gentlemen who so ably contributed to the success of the evening. The concert was opened by Miss May Roberts, R.A.M., of Towyn, who was pleasing in her rendering of the chromatic galop of Liszt in E flat. It was aa arrangement for pianoforte of 'one of the most difficult and brilliant works of the great master, composed for full orchestra, and only those who have essayed to perform such a work can form any conception of the technical difficulties of the beantiful music of the distinguished Abbe. Mr Isaac Jones, Aber- ganolwyn, was heard to great advantage in the tine baritone solo from Judas Maccabaeus (Handel), The Lord Worketh Wonders." The next item was Saint Saens 'cello concerto in A minor, op 33, beautifully played by Master Wilfred Peppercorn, scholar R.A.M. and silver medalist. This student, who is a brother of Miss Gertrude Peppercorn, the distinguished pianiste, so well known at the Queen's Hall and other symphony concerts in London,is thirteen years old only,and has assuredly a bright fnture before him. The rendering of the concerto as well as the lovely nocturne of Lachner, exquisitely played by him In the second half of the programme, shewed careful training and diligent study. The passage in octaves was really fine and the harmonies brilliant with one or two exceptions. He is a worthy pupil of Herbert Waleun at the Academy and has already taken the Hine prize for composition at that institution. His string quartette has been played at the Academy students' concert at St James's Hall. He'was enthusiastically received, the Chairman observing that rarely had such 'cello playing been heard at Aberdovey. The Slave Song by Teresa del Riego was grate- ful to the ears as render in the sweet, bright voice of Mies Gladys Beall. Mr Hugh Lewis, the principal tenor of the Aberdovey Ohoir, was deservedly encored for his singing of Land of the Harp" by John Henry, the encore song being an old Nelsh air by Alaw Manod. Miss Hilda Peppercorn, R.A.M. scholar, played with great delicacy the well-known, but ever fresh Ballade in A Flat of Chopin. Miss Aimee Peppercorn, aged twelve years, pupil of Hans Wessely and Spencer Dyke, showed great promise in her violin playing, her two pieces being "The Benedictus," by the Prin- cipalof the Royal Academy (Sir A. C. Mackenzie) and Carl Bohm's Moto Perpetuo." This little lady completely won the hearts of the audience by the precision and true intonation of her playing, her pretty childish appearance, so simple and un- aaauming, without the mannerism of the infant prodigy, although she might justly lay claim to be one. An interesting feature of the programme was a scene from Dr Parry's Welsh opera, Blod- wea." The dnett between Hywel and Blodwen was finely sung by Miss Mary Lumley and her brother, Mr Fred Lumley of Machynlleth. Miss Mary Lumley's beautiful soprano voice was heard to great advantage in the florid solo soprano put, blending with pleasing smoothness and flexibility in the concerted parts with the full, rich baritone of her brother, who was heard earlier in the evening in If Mascheroni's "To all Eternity." Although the hour was late, the audience insisted upon a repetition, and the young artistes were rewarded with long and rapturous applause. thoroughly well earned. The important and :"H' ACIYTMNINITNCNFA -1ø.A URITH great judgment and musioianly style by Miss May Roberts. Aa arrangement of The Bells of Aberdovey" was played by Miss Roberta and a pleasing effect gained by the ainging of the morning hymn, 11 TalUs Canon," arranged for four voices, and sung (unseen by the audience) by Miss Mary Lumley, Messrs Hugh Lewis, Isaac Jones, and Fred Lumley. The other items in a perhaps too lengthy programme were Two Lyrics, Noel Johnson and Miss Maud Stansfeld; humorous sketch (in character), Mr W P Trench, junr, son of the Chairman; duet, "Flow Gently, Deva" (John Parry), Messrs Hugh Lewis and Isaac Jones; The Song of Hybrias the Cretan" (Elliott), Mr P L Beall; in Welsh (Sir Hubert Parry), Mr Isaac Jones and Hen Groes Ffordd y Llan," Miss Mary Lumley. The Chairman, in the course of the interval, alluded to the great benefits of the society, remarking that its ranks were open, alike to men and women. Its objects, both as a temperance and benefit society, were for the mutual welfare of its mem- bers in the great cause of temperance and sick benefits. A vote of thanks to the artistes, all of whom gave their services in this deserving cause, was proposed by Mr R A Atkins and seconded by Mr E L Rowlands, of Aberdovey. Mr Atkins, in the course of a neat and clever speech, pointed out that Aberdovey and the neighbouring towns were fortunate in being able to produce local talent of so great excellence. He spoke in high praise of the natural and acquired musical ability of the Welsh people, and rematked that visitors were always ready to assist in any cause woithy their support and co-operation, and particularly were their grateful acknowledgments due to Miss May Roberts for her valuable and cheerfully-given assistance as solo pianist and accompanist. A vote of thanks to the Chairman and performers, followed by the singing of the National Anthem by the artistes and audience, brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. ABERDOVEY GOLF CLUB. SUMMER MEETING. The summer tournaments of the Aberdovey Golf Club commenced on Saturday in most favourable weather. There was an unusual muster of golfers. In the morning the first event, the competition for the Green Challenge Cup was played, when the trophv, was won by Mr F A Janion, an old and active member of the Aberdovey Club. In this match some fine play was exhibited by Mr C R Minchin, Ascot, who went round with a gross score of 79. Best scores returned FA Janion 89 15 74 C R Minchin 79 2 77 M K Foster 93 16 77 Rev F A Hargreaves 86 9 77 H E Beall 89 11 78 F S Withers 81 2 79 Elkin Scholes 92 13 79 W Greenstock 84 5 79 HG Barlow 93 14 79 G S Wilson 84 4 80 H Walker 89 7 82 J E Hill 82 sc 82 Rev H Foster 84 2 82 Charlie Green. 84 1 83 J F Macnair 89 5 84 B Darwin 81pl.4 85 P L Beall 90 4 86 E L Jacobs 93 7 86 F Griffin 96 10 86 A Robson 98 11 87 J R Atkin 103 16 87 J C May 96 8 88 In the afternoon the first qualifying round for the Allcock Bowl was played off by match play, when P L Beall beat F S Withers 4 up and 3, J M Howell beat Elkin Schloss 3 up and 2, T Whitfield beat E L Jacobs 6 up and 5, A May Smith beat J. R Atkin 4 up and 3, B Darwin beat Dr Pooler 5 up and 4, M Foster beat F A Janion 3 up and 2, A C Auster beat Walter Scott 1 up. C R Minchin beat J V Worthington 5 and 4, D L Howell beat J Bourne 3 up and 2, W P Trench beat C Hewitt 5 up and 4, the Rev A E Allcock beat J Macnair 4 up and 2, W Mansen beat C May 1 up, B Anderson beat R Mnnro 5 and 4. F Griffin beat W H Ben- nett 5 and 3, and W Greenstock beat Birkett Barker 6 and 4. On Monday the weather had changed for the worse had changed for the worse, the wind being high and cold and unfavourable to good golf. The morning event was the competition for the challenge cup presented by the Cambrian Railways Company, with Club prize. The competition, which was under bogie, resulted in a tie between J E Hill (all square) and W E Pryce-Jones (10), both being 2 up. The two players agreed to apportion the cup and prize, Mr W E Pryce-Jones receiving the foi- mer. Other returns :-Whitfield (receiving 2). all square Griffin (8), D Howell (4), E Allcock (2), J Worthington (6), all 1 down B Darwin (giving 3), 2 down; G May (6), J Howell (8), W Buchanan (8), H Watson (10), Rev A E Allcock (6). H Beall (8), Pagan Lowe (5), E Jacobs (5), the Rev H Foster (2), F Withers (2), all 4 down. On Tuesday morning the competition for the Aberdovey Town Vase was played and resulted in a tie between three players, who are to play off later. Cards returned Gross H'n'p Nett J M Howell. 94 11 83 W Greenstock. 88 5 83 CR Minchin 84 1 83 Rev Ridgway. 91 7 84 B Darwin 80 x 4 84 Rev Allcock 92 8 84 Rev Hargreaves 93 8 85 Rev Pearse 90 5 85 W J Bourne 93 6 87 H Walker 95 7 88 W E Pryce-Jones 98 10 88 W J Hall H' 99 10 89 HC Minchin.103 14 89 E L Jacobs 97 7 90 C A Hewitt 97 7 90 HC Barlow 105 14 91 F S Withers 93 2 91 In the afternoon the second round was played in the Foursome Competition. Results :-H and C Minchin beat Scott and Schloss 2 up and 1 to play, Whitfield and Darwin beat Hay and Drew 7 and 5, Wilson and Maiden heat Hewitt and Smith 4 and 3, Green and Withers beat Howell and Griffin 2 and 1, Foster and Greenstock beat Hill and Worthington 2 and 1, Allcock and Barlow beat Jacobs and Crane 2 and 1, Trench and Hall beat Allcock and Janion 2 and and 1. On Wednesday the meeting was continued in wretched weather, especially in the afternoon when there was a continuous downpour of rain. In the morning the second round of the Allcock Bowl Competition was played. Results ;-T S Whitfield beat E L Jacobs 6 and 5, P L Beall beat F S Withers 4 and 3, C R Minchin beat J W Watson- Burne 3 and 1, H C Minchin beat G Manson 5 and 3, B Darwin beat A May Smith 1 up, W Green- stock beat M Foster 2 and 1, F Griffin beat A E Allcock 3 and 1, Rev H Foster beat A C Austen 6 and 4, C S Green beat H J Watson 6 and 5, J M Howell beat W P Trench 4 and 3, A Anderson beat J E Hill 2 and 1, W J N Griffith beat T W Blantern, M Hemmant beat W G Hall, Rev Ridg- way beat H G Barlow 4 and 3. C H Allcock beat A W Robson, Rev Hargreaves beat H E Beall. The third round of the Foursome Competition was played in the afternoon. Results :—H C and C H Minchin beat Whitfield and Darwin 2 and 1, Withers and Green beat Wilson and Maiden 4 and 2, Foster and Greenstock beat Allcock and Barlow at 19th hole, Trench and Hall beat Allcock and Janion. Wretched weather prevailed again on Thursday (yesterday). The third round in the Allcock Bowl competition wasplayed. Results :-Whitfield beat P L Beall, 3 and 2 H Minchin beat C R Minchin, 1 up; W Greenstock beat B Darwin, 1 up F Griffin beat Rev Foster, 3 and 1 B Anderson beat W Griffith, 7 and 6; W Hemmant beat Rev Ridgway, 7 and 6 C H Allcock beat Rev Har. greaves at 19th hole. The fourth round of the Foursome competition was played in the afternoon. Results :—H and C Minchin beat Whitfield and Darwen, 2 and 1 Wither and Green beat Wilson and Malden, 4 and 2 Foster and Greenstock beat Allcock and Barlow at 19th hole; Trench and Hall beat Allcock and Janion, 3 and 2.
THE PENRHYN QUARRY. THE OUTPUT. w understand that the following letter has been received by Mr R. B. Evans, clerk of the Guardians of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union Port Penrhyn, Bangor, 20th August, 1903. Re Penrhyn Quarry Assessment. Dear Sir,—In reply to your request, I beg to send you the following statement relating to the net output at the Penrhyn Quarry since the reopening on the 11th June, 1901, up to the end of our last Quarry month, viz., 4th August, 1903 Rate per 1901. Tons. :annum. 7 months to 24th Dec. 16,410 = 30,476 1902. 6 months to 10th June 15,008 = 32,517 7 months to 24th Dec. 18,438 = 34,242 1903. 5 months to 12th May 13,927 = 36,210 3 months to 4th August 9,151 = 39,654 Yours truly, (Signed) E. A. YOUNG. THE PENRHYN QUARRY NEW CLUB. DONATION TO DISTRICT NURSING FUND. At a meeting of the General Committee of the above Club, held on the 14th August, it was unanimously passed That a contribution of £ 50 be given from the funds of the Penrhyn Quarry New Club to the Bethesda District Nursing Fund for the year 1903."
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CARNARVON. MUSICAL SUCCESS.— At the local examination held in July at Carnarvon by the Trinity College, London, Doris Bishop Butler, aged twelve years (pupil of Mr J Williams, organist or Christ Church), gained a first class pass in the inter- mediate division in pianoforte playing, whilst Hilda Bishop Butler, aged nine years (pupil of Miss Owen, Church-street,) successfully passed in the preparatory division, gaining eighty-four marks.
ALLEGED CHILD MURDER AT CARNARVON. Ann Ellen Jones, domestic servant, twenty- one, was charged before Carnarvon magistrates on Wednesday with wilfully murdering her infant child. Accused stated to the police that she left the house where she was employed during the night, and the child was born on the beach. She tried to carry it away, but it slipped from her grasp twice.—Dr Shelton Jones deposed that death was due to exposure and starvation.— Accused was committed to the Assizes on the capital charge.
Mr. Lloyd-George, M.P., who is now stay- ing at his home at Criccieth, will leave North Wales at the pnd of next week for the Tyrol, where he will remain until the end of Sep- tember. The Right Rev. Francis Bourne. Roman Catholic Bishop of Southwark, has been pointed Archbishop of Westminster. Mr. Justice Bruce will be the judge who will take the North and South Wales circuits, and Mr .Justice Bigha-n the Oxfcrd circuit, which includes Monmouth, at the ensuing Autumn Assizes (i-The news was received by the Chief Constable of Hastings from he Home Secretary, that, after considering all the facts, he cannot see his way"to inter- fere with the sentence of one month's hard labour passed by the Hastings Bench npon a Lid named Bolton for kissing a girl at a Bank Holiday fete. This year's Welsh National Eisteddfod. which was held at Llanelly at the begitming of the month, proved a financial success. The total receipts amounted to over £ 55,000. and after the expanses have been paid a surplus of about JB500 will be left. Over 25,000 people were packed in the pavilion on the chief choral day. Signor Menotti Garibaldi, son of the hero of Italian Independence, died on Saturday evening. His wife and son were present at the end. Menotti Garibaldi, who was born in 1845, teok a prominent part in his father's campaigns in France and Italy, rising to the rank of general. He was formerly a member of the Extreme Left party in the Italian Chamber, and afterwards the moderate Loft. 0--
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BALA PREACHING.—The Rev J Rhys Haws, Bethel, Carnarvonshire, occupied the pulpit of the Indepen- dent Chapel last Sunday. ORGAN RECITAL.—On Sunday last, it Christ Church, an organ recital was given by Mr R V Botwood, organist. The following was the pro- gramme Postlude in D, Smart; solo, Lead, Kindly Light," Mr W E Jones; Cnorus of Angels," Scotson-Ciarke; anthem, "Magnify His Name," Choir fanfare, Lemmens "Lost Chord," Sullivan hymn March Triomphale, R de Vilbac. A collection was made during the service towards the organist fund. WALKING COMPETITION.—Owing to a dispute having arisen in connection with the walking race around the lake, which took place about a fort- night ago, it was arranged that the two who came in first, viz, Stanley Wright, Moelygarnedd, and John W Rowlands, 12, High-street, should have another competition. This came off on Thursday afternoon. The weather was very unfavourable. I Rain fell in torrents, but, despite this. a great crowd had congregated to witness the start and finish. The starter (Dr Williams) sent the com- petitors off shortly after 2 p.m. The two kept together all around the lake, which is a distance of over eleven miles. When they reached the town they were both even, and kept so till the finish but Rowlands, by a few inches, managed to touch the tape first. The distance was covered in two hours. T E ELLIS STATUE.—An adjourned meeting of the U.D.C. was held last Monday evening under the presidency of Mr Evan Jonef, J.P. The sub. committee, who have the arrangements of the pedestal, submitted a report as to the cost of same. The question of the long delay of unveiling the statue having been the cause of considerable enquiries, and Bala having been blamed for this, Mr R Lloyd Jones read correspondence which had taken place between the members of the London committee, from which it was clearly pointed out that Bata. was not responsible for the delay, as they had done everything that was aiked of them in providing the pedestal.
The late Mr Samuel Lewis, of London, who died in 1901, bequeathed in reversion two-thirds of his residuary estate for oharitable and other public usee. The value of the, bequest is now estimated at £1.500,000. II You have had soms experience with the fair sex" said the inexperienced youth who had been jilted: how is the best Way to get around a girl ?" With your arms tersely replied the old-timer. A Selfish Father.—A wild-eyed man rushed into the corner drug store. We have twins at our house he cried. What do you recommend ?" Recommend echoed the druggist, Why southing Byrup or paregoric." Paregoric I" howla the stranger. What's the matter with 1°11 f want something for myself."
BARMOUTH SALS OF PROPERTY.—On Friday afternoon Mr Howard Daniel conducted a sale by auction at the Corsygedol HOhlof villas and sites at Barmouth and Fairbourne, aoting on instructions of the Rev Arberth Evans and other., Messrs Lloyd George and George being solicitors for the vendors. All the properties were withdrawn, the reserves not being reached, with the exception of Llwyncelyn Villa, which was sold to Mr W. H. Myers, brother-in- law of Dr. Davies, of Machynlleth. The sale waa wen attended, the biddings were brisk, and probably several of the lots will be disposed of by private treaty. ACCIDENTS.—OO< Friday, when a party was being driven aroond the Estuary in a ohar-a-banc, one of the horses suddenly fell, bringing the vehicle to a dead stop. Some of the- passengers were some- what shaken, but escaped without serious injury. —On Tuesday morning a horse, attached to a cart belonging to Mrs Owen, Plascanol, driven by W. P. Jones, bolted and ran into the town. Fortu- nately the coaches and char-a-bancs bad left the streets shortly before, and when the horse got into the street near the station it was pluckily caught by P.S. Owen ami Mr Davis, butcher, and brought to a standstill. The driver was thrown out, but escaped with a few scratches only. ACCIDENT.—A very nasty accident took place on Saturday mornin? in the Llanaber-road. A four- wheel vehicle, loaded with visitors, was proceeding towards Harlech, when, all of a sudden, a motor- car came along in front at a great speed. The horse took fright and turned tound, causing the vehicle and its occupants to turn and to be thrown to the ground. Two of the passengers, a lady and a gentleman, were seriously injured. Both are attended to by Dr Hughes. THE ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE.—A large number of ratepayera went to Dolgelloy on Saturday last to appeal for a redaction in their present valuation. The complainta as to the nnevenneaa of the valua- tion of property is pretty general. THK BARMOUTH JUNCTION TRAM ROAD. —The tram road, which has been erected on the Barmouth Junction Estate by Messrs Solomon Andrews and Sons, has been well patronized, considering that it haa been opened this last month only. The traffic has been exceedingly heavy both ways. The Fair- bourne tram road has also been exceptionally busy this season. Visitors from Fairbourne and Bar- mouth are charmed with the onting and scenery along the Fairbourne coast and the Golf Links. The ferry-boats meet the tram each journey at J stated times. t tOBiTCARY. — At eleven o'clock en Thursday Bight death took away, at the age of 13 years, of May Davies Owen, only daughter of Captain and Mrs Owen, Waterloo-place. Deceased had been ailing for weeks, but through all her illness she kept perfectly cheerful. She was a member of Caersalem Chapel, and was a well-known prize- winner in recitations and singing. She had also taken several prizes for pianoforte playing at various annual competitive meetings. The sweet and smiling face will. be greatly missed, not only by her sorrowful parents and only brother, but by all who knew her, especially by the members and teachers of Caersalem Sunday School. The funeral, which was private, took place at Llanaber on Mon- day morning, her pastor, the Rev J Gwynoro Davies, officiating.
DOLGELLEY THE NEW STATIONMASTER.—Mr Read, who comes from Cornwall, has just taken up his post of stationmaster at Dolgelley, in place of Mr Moore, who has been removed to Cornwall because of ill health. ■■BEGGING.—On Thursday, August 20th, before Dr John Jones, George Phelps was charged by P.C. J. F. Evans with having begged and was sent to gaol for fourteen days. THE LATE DEAN PRYCE.—Last Sunday morning a memorial service to the late Dean Pryce was held at the Parish Church. THE CORONATION GARDENS.—The platform cor- onation gardens at the Station, which took the G.W.R. Company's special priza of JE5 last year, are again this year attracting the visitors' admira- tion, as well as praise for Foreman Richards upon his success in making the Station suroundings so lovely. A visitor writes I have been along the Great Western Railway everywhere and* I am certain that there is not a place which can beat the gardens at Dolgelley Station. I understand that the gardens took the first prize last year They are far better this year, and much more ex pensive flowers are in it. The gardens were much admired by his Honour Judge William Evans on the occasion of his recent visit to Dolgelley. THE COUNTY PORTRAITS.—Mr Wm. Rowland?, painter and decorator, Towyn, has been entrusted by the Joint Police Committee of the county to reo pair the framas of portraits of notabilities hanging in the Shire Hall at Dolgelley. The frames were found to be in a very dilapidated condition. Mr Rowlands has skilfully reproduced pieces of mould- ing which had fallen off and bad been lost, and has t re-gilded the frames with gold leaf. The portraits themselves, which are more valuable than was sup- posed, also require attention or they will be de- stroyed in a few yeats. Their value as mere paintings by celebrated artists apart from their value to the county, would, probably, run into four figures. The painting of Sir Robert Vaughan is by Sir F. W. Shee, of Mr Meredith'Richards, of Caerynwcb, by Mr Eddis, of Mr Lewis Williams by Wells, R.A., and of Mr Price, of Rhiwlas, by Saddler, R.A. The portrait of Mr Lloyd, of Rhaggatt, has no name attached, but could' possibly, be obtained from the present Mr Lloyd, of Rhaggatt, or from the records of the county.
THE B.O.H. SUBSCRIPTION PACK. WILL MEET (Weatuer and Watev. Permitting; Wednesday, August 26th Bryntanat la a.m. Thursday, August 27th Whera leave off [Wednesday 9 a.m. 'Saturday, August 29th. Llanarmon, for Ceiriog 8-0 *By permission of the H.O.H.
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CAMBRIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL ASSEMBLY AT PORTMADOC. VISIT TO TRE CEIRI FORTRESS. The 1903 assembly of the members of the Cambrian Archaeological Association will rank amongst the most successful of the fifty-seven annual meetings of the Association in point of attendance and local hospitality. Quite 150 of the members assembled at Portmadoc, this year's headquarters, and those members who are the most faithful at the annual as- sembly, assert that the Association has never had a more enthusiastic reception, or the members entertained so lavishly during the excursions.. The local arrangements were also as near to perfection as they could be, this being due to the energetic efforts of the local hon. sees., Mr. T. E. Morris and Mr. Charles E. Breese, who worked almost day and night to ensure the signal success achieved. The excursionists were furnished daily with wall-appointed brakes, the contract haying been placed with Mr. John Hughes, carriage proprietor, Portmadoc. The Local Commit- tee were successful in securing locally, a very good selection of antiquities, and these were on view at the Masonic Hall, kindly placed at the disposal of the Association by the local Lodge. The curiosities were explained to vis- iting members by Mr. Alfred Jones, Queen's Hotel, who was in charge. The evening meetings were held at the Board School, the use of which had been courteously granted by the School Board. Details of the two first excursions have al- ready been published. The third and most important from the archaeological standpoint was made on Thursday week, when the an- cient British fortress, I whIch has been disco- vered on Tre Ceiri, on the summit of Eifl Mountain, in the promontory of Lleyn, was visibed. Unfortunately the weather turned out exertmely wet, in marked contrast with the lovely weather that reigned during the preceding two days. Over a hundred left Portmadoc, however, but-the rain fell so per- sistently that when Criccieth was readied three or four young ladies left their convey- ances and made tracks for home by train. At Afonwen an address on the large tumulus in the locality was to have been given by Mr. 1. E. Moiris (who, with Dr. Williams, of Port- madoc, were the directors of the day), but "lie rai, Camo down in sech torrents that the Archaeologists moved on towards Chwileg Here a number of Archaeologists who had journeyed thence from Portmadoc by train joined the party. The little village of Llan- aelhaiarn was reached about twelve after a drive of about hours. The rain continuing to descend in bucketsful, some of the more timid, who saw visions of heavy colds in the near future, suggested that the exploration of Treceiri should fce nbsindoned. But thirty stalwarts, some half dozen of whom were la- dias, said "No." They had come not to Llan- aelhaiarn, but to Treceiri, and being archaeo- logists to the core, to Treceiri they would go even if there was need for a funeral in the immediate future. And go they did, leaving seventy of the chicken-hearted sheltering in the Llanaelhai.irn Schoolroom. The noble band of thirty made the ascent of 1,100 or 1,200 feet in a downpour of rain, sufficient to damp the ardour of a cupid-struck youth, in quest of the object of his love. Soaking ere they commenced their heroic climb, tlPy were in a state simply beyond description when they reached the top, three-quarte's of an hour later. The vast majority of the war's were suitably shod for a reception, or, say a levee, but when it came to trudging through a foot of damp heather and winbury bushes for close upon an hour in such foot wear, it is easy to imagine the result. Many in incident cccurred well worth recording, but our correspondent feels that the bravery of the noble band entitles them to a veil biting drawn over their difficulties, a recount of whi'ch would doubtless furnish the seventy cliickcTi hearted with a good fund of amuse- ment The st ^lwarts were well rewarded for their visit. They saw a fortress dating back to the late bronze age or the end of the first century, and which is in a remarkable state of preservation. The outer wall is fairly com- pact and the inner will is in an almost per- fect state and has remains of a rampart ten feet high, while within the enclosure which eftibraces about 5i acres, there are about 140 "cutiau," or huts. Thirty of the huts were excavated during last June and July under the directum of Mr. Robert Burnsrd and Mr S. Baring Gould. Plans, were prepared and surveys made by Mr. H. Harold Hughes of Bangor, v/lio was also present during th., ex- cavations, which brought to light two broml-s, two Egyptian porcelain beads, British and Roman pottery, iron knives, sling stones and spindle horns. One of the bronzes was a gold plated fibula, and the other, the use of which is not known, has three arms. The Invids were probably brought over by traders, :md one of them is said to be the finest specimen of the kind found in the British Islands. Out- side the entrances to the fortress are elabor- ate works of defence and there is cne sally port which has a stone lintel still existent, the only known example in Wales. The thirty who ventured to the top were given a thor- ough instructive description of the fortress and the fruits of the recent excavations by Mr. Burnard and Mr. Hughes, who accom- panied them. The party remained on the top over half an hour, a round of the fortress being made, and some of the ladies were for- tunate at this stage in finding substantial bunches of white heather. The rain was fall- ing more than ever as the descent was made, and on reaching the little village there was quite a run on stockings, in apparently, the only draper's shop that Llanaelhaiarn boasts. Many an Archaslogist was the proud wearer for the first time in his or her life of a pair of Welsh home-spun stockings, and all the wearers will for ever feel that those stockings have been the means of saving them from a resting place in the cemetery before their time. 1 hose who did not invest in home spun stockings fortified themselves with the re- freshments at luncheon, several strict ab- stainers feeling it to be a duty to themselves and to their families to put out of as much good Scotch whisky as their heads-could conveniently cope, without committing a breach of the Licensing Laws, and placing themselves at the mercy of the village consta- ble, who, no doubt, realises to the full the ad- ditional responsibility which the Licensing Act places on his shoulders. The punishment meted to the fireside archaeologists was a dreary wait of two hours for the return of the Archaeologists proper ere luncheon was sertt-d at the Llanaelhaiarn Schoolroom. host was Mr. John E. Greaves, lord lieutenant of Carnarvonshire, the chairman of r,he Local Committee.—Mr. R. H. Wood, the pre.Mfilen1 of the Association, proposed the health of the host, and in doing so, paid a high tribute to the excellence of the local arrangements and the hospitality ruvo'de? in all sides. Tin- toast was received with musical honours. In replying, Mr. Greaves said that, looking at the objects of antiquity exhibited at Port- madoc under the auspices of the Association, he could not help thinking that it was a thou- sand pities that these treasures should soon have to be scattered far and wide and some of the most interesting perhaps lost for ever to the public. Was it not possible to retain these relics so as to fcrm the nucleus of a museum of Welsh antiquities?—(Applause.) Such a museum could not fail to be most in- teresting and instructive and could not but make the labours of the Association of greater practical utility and enhance its pablic im- portance.—(Applause.) The Association had no permanent home, its archives being located in London.—(Laughter.) Surely they ought to be able to find a home on the lines he had suggested in the Principality itself.—(Ap- plause.) Concluding, Mr. Greaves, on behalf of the County and of Portmadoc in particu- lar, said he desired to say that they fully ap- preciated the honour conferred upon the dis- trict by the visit of the Association, and hoped the visit would be productive of both profit and pleasure in their due proportions. The Committee also earnestly hoped that their efforts to ensure the comfort of the vis- itors had met with some measure of success and some measure of appreciation—(Applause) —but he need hardly say that for any little trouble they might have been put to the Com- mittee would feel rewarded a thousandfold if, at the conclusion of the visit, the Association would feel it compared favourably with the fifty-six anniversaries that had preceded it. (Loud applause.) Short speeches on the Tre- ceiri fortress were afterwards given by Mr. Burnard end Mr. Baring Gould. The former introduced his speech with a few remarks, bristling with humour, and which convulsed the audience in laughter. Coming to the for- tress he described it as the finest of the kind extant. Whilst appreciating Mr. Greaves's suggestion as to a museum of Welsh anttquities, he could assure him that the Tre- ceiri relics would be properly safeguarded and exhibited. Mr .Wood, who was the owner of the encampment, was not one to hide these treasures under a bushel. (Applause.) The recent excavation had been carried out by Welsh peasants, and as a foreigner he must say that, in marked contrast with many of the English peasants, the Welsh were in the truest sense gentlemen, even if they had not had the education entitling them to the gen- el"alname of gentlemen. The half-46tp. ladies who had made the ascent of Treceiri in such torrential rain ought to be awarded a commemorative medal by the Association. (Laughter.) Mr. Baring Gould emphasised the fact that the Treceiri excavations were only in their inception, and having referred to the numerous relics of the ancient past in the immediate district, showed how such re- lics were the means of affording them an in- sight into the manners and customs of their predecessors of long ago. A move for the carriages was then made. In addition to the little parish church, Llanaelhaiarn possesses a human link with the past. The oldest in- habitant, a lady who carried her age pheno- men ally well. has seen 101 summers and all the archaeologists were enabled to see the old dame, for she stood at the door of her dwell- ing house waving a smiling farewell as the conveyances drove through the village on to Glasfryn, the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams-Ellis. Here the excursionists were entertained to tea and subsequently to an exceptionally interesting and entertaining address on Cybi Well, and the traditions of Llangybi by Dr. Walter Williams, of Port- madoc. The address was to have been deli- vered at Cybis Well, but this portion of the programme, in view of the weather, was aban- doned. The return journey was most plea- sant, the rain having now ceased falling. A brief halt was made at Llanarmon to in- spect the parish church, which has an oak screen dating to the beginning of the 17th century. Only a few made the journey horn Chwilog to Portmadoc by train, the convey- ances, which reached home shortly after eight, being but a few minutes behind the train. The annual general meeting of the membeM of the Association was held in the evening, when Archdeacon Thomas, of Montgomery, presided. The new members enrolled num- bered 52, which the Chairman said was a re- cord.—Colonel Morgan, the treasurer, an- nounced, amid applause, that the Association had a balance in hand of £ 286.—It was deci- ded to vote an honorarium of JB5 to the South Wales Secretary, the Rev. C. Chidlow, of Narberth, for special services, and a further sum of £30 towards the fund for the excava- tion of the Treceiri fortress, which is now proceeding under the direction of Mr. R. Bur- nard and the Rev. S .Baring Gould. The As- sociation recorded their sense of appreciation of the services of the latter, and of Mr. H. Harold Hughes, Bangor, who has prepared Elans of tho fortress. Colonel Morgan, who as taken a keen interest in the work, was appointed to assist Messrs. Burnard and Gould. Archdeacon Thomas was re-elected chairman of the committee, Colonel Morgan treasurer, and Canon Trevor Owen and the Rev. C. Chidlow, hon. general secretaries.— The Chairman referred in feeling terms to the death of Chancellor Silvan Evans and Judge Wynn Foulkes, both of whom had held high office in connection with the Association. The former, whom the Chairman described as the literary hero of Wales, was for several years editor of the Association's organ. Votes of sympathy were passed with the relatives.— The Committee recommended that the next year's assembly should be at Cardigan or Newcastle Emlyn. Some of the members fa- voured Llandrindod or Hereford. Finally it was resolved by a large majority to visit Car- digan, which was last visited by the Associa- tion in 1859.—Qn the propositicn of Mr. Glas- codyne (Swansea), seconded by Mr. Lleufer Thomas, the meeting unanimously elected Sir M-irteine Lloyd, of Bronwydd, as president. The last excursion, which was to Beddge- lert district on Friday, was favoured with glorious weather. Proceeding along Prenteg the party made for Garreg and Hafodgarregog, the latter being the place where the Bard Rhys Goch o Eryri lived. The party then divided, one section walking to Bwlch Gwer- nog and thence to Cytiau'r Gwyddelod. From the latter place the well defined track of a Roman road was followed to a point by Y Garreg Bengam, where it crosses the moun- tain road leading to Croesor. Close by, the remains of presumably an old encampment were inspected. The second section walked to Beudy Mawr to inspect a Roman camp, or fort, a portion of which was demolished in 1895. The "Old Chapel" on Ty Mawr Farm, which is now used as a hay shed and which has an oak screen dated 1519, was iu- spected, observations being offered by Arch- deacon Thomas and Carneddog. The party subsequently united and drove through the Pass of Aberglaslyn; on tc Beddgelert, where luncheon was served at the three hotels. Re- suming their explorations t-he party drove past Dinas Emrys, Llyndinas, and Hen Gapel (the site of a chapel rebuilt at one time by Sir John Williams, Bart., Goldsmith to James I), and through Nant Gwynen to a point above Hafod Rhisgl. Here they again divided, one section walking down to Hafod Rhisgl, and along the old road, passing Gwas- tad Annas to Muriau'r Dre', and the second section under the direction of Colonel Main- waring visited the "Roman Steps," near Hafod Lwyfog. The archaeologists were' entertained to tea by Colonel Mainwaring at Hafod Lwy- fog. The return journey was by the main road, Portmadoc being reached at 7.20. A public meeting was held in the evening under the presidency of Archdeacon Thomas, when a paper on "Mediaeval Eifionydd" was read by Prof. Lloyd, and an address given by the Rev. S. Baring Gould on the recent ex- cavation at Treceiri. In the discussion which followed Mr. Edward Owen (India Office), Mr. Burnard Mr. Romilly Allen, Mr. Pepyat Evans, and the Rector of Merthyr took part. —On the motion of Mr. Allen thanks were voted to those who contributed the relics on view at the Masonic Hall, and on the motion of Mr. Lloyd, seconded by Mr. Ignatius Wil- liams, to the Freemasons and to the School Board for the use of the meeting rooms; and (n the motion of the Rev. Canon Trevor Owen seconded by the Rev. J. Fisher, Cefn, to the local committee and local hon. sees., special praise being bestowed on the latter.
DE VTH OF LORD SALISBURY. The Marquis of Salisbury died on Saturday night at Hatfield. The King, telegraphing on Sunday from Alarienbad, said that he deeply deplored the loss of so great a statesman, whose invaluable services to Queen Victoria, to the King, and to hit country would ever dwell in the memory of his fellow countrymen. By the death of the Marquis of Salisbury and the succession of Viscount Cranborne to the title, a vacany is caused in the representation of Rochester The funeral of Lord Salisbury is to take place at Hatfield on Monday, and a service will be held at the same time in Westminister Abbey.