THOMSONS Glove-fitting 1 Long-Waisted CORSETS. PERFECTION Sold by all Drapers. One Million Pairs Annually | -p6 Black Is. extra. Annroved by the whole poMte A Gl_ wnnd v;- TWELVE FIRST MEDALS. if ycir Draper cannot sap- "A'S, p]y yO'l. wr-.te direct to 112. Fore Str'.st, London, eiv^'is size a,nd erclosirg P.O.O., and the Corset will at once be sent ycu. f'h'?;!? world-ren -,wned Corsets have a reputation of 30 m'^andinc. Present sales larze7. than ever. The Pocular Corset for the Million 31H), all colrnrs, W. S, THOMSON & CO.. Limited, Manufacturers, \e Street London. E.C. e Mado in Lc^'St'is. 13. \4. and ys-v-tca. < "?e «tock of these CvOOD Y ALTTE Corsets ahv-avs Gù =l: at EDWARD HUGHES', Trade HsU.WELSHPOOL. GO TO JOHN ROBERTS, TOBACCONIST. •;S, TERRACE r:D., ABERYSTWYTH, FOS TH:: BEST BRANDS 01: CIGARS, HIGH- C L A. S S V >) B A CCDS. AMI E I, DESCRIPTION OF SMOKERS' REQUISITES. Ageut [or G»eat If vi.),,z want tho MONTGOMERY (.OVNTY TIMES GO TO K03ZRIS. i s J. HFTOHINGS, NATURALISTS & GUN MAKERS. 9, BRIDGE STREET. ABERYSTWYTH. PAREEZER HALL. PAREEZER HALL PAREEZER HALL. PORTLAND ST., ABERYSTWYTH. SCHOOLS & PIONIC PARTIES Wi41 find every convenience for holding Luncheons aud Teas at the above Hal!, which is supplied,with Tea, Urns, Tea Ware, &c., and has perfect arrange- ments for procuring hot water on tho premises at the Shortest notice. AMPLE ACCOMMODATION FOR 300 AT ONE SITTING. The Reception Committee were perfectly satisfied with the arrangements made at the Hall for Guests on the occasion of the Royal Visit. For Terms, apply T. ROBERTS, Pareezer Hall. THE ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT BILL pOSTING COMPANY Members of the UNITED BILLPOSTERS' ASSOCIATION. MANAGING DIRECTOR: HERR PAREEZER. Office, The Pareezer Hall, Portland St. B In Aberystwyth and District on most reasonable terms. SEND FOR PRICE LIST. Bill Distribution amongst Hotels, Shops, House-to- House, and in the Streets. HORSE AND TRAP KEPT FOR COUNTRY WORK. The only Billposters with Private Boards in the district, which includes Devil's Bridge, Borth, Taly- boat, aad Llanwristed. MANAGER, MR. T. ROBERTS. ESTABLISHED 1857. Messrs. MURPHY & ROWLEY, SURGEON DENTISTS, CORNER OF TERRACE ROAD AND CORPORATION STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Postal Address— 54, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. V'Mr ROWLEY visits—MACHYNLLETH—The First and Third Wednesday in each month. At- tendance from 2 to 5 o'clock at Mrs. J. Hughes's, Dovey View. TOWYN—The Second and Fourth Friday in each month, from 2 to 5 o'clock, at Mrs. Jones's 43, High Street, near the Railway Station. Messrs. M. & R. are at ABERYSTWYTB MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, and THURSDAYS. CONSULTATIONS FREE. FLSAR U PH OLST R3 D ECORAMBS FURNITURE REMOVALS.*TVY$A W^Ml'MIT PAMT 6CHN STOFXC ESTABLISHED 1851. BIRKBECK BANK SooAfcuapton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London. TWO and A HALF per CENT. INTEREST 801. (owed on DEPOSITS, repayable on demand. TWO per CENT. on CURRENT ACCOUNTS on 3JJ"- monthly balance, when not drawn below £100. STOCK, SHARES and ANNUITIES purchased noW sold. -——— SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. For fcke encouragement of Thrift the Bank re- 3eiyes small sums on deposit, and allows Interest Monthly on each completedel, BIRKBECK BUILDING SOCIETY HOW TO PURCHASE A HOUSE FOR TWO GUINEAS PER MONTH. BERKBECK FREEHOLD LAND SOCIETY. HOW TO PURCHASE A PLOT OF LAND FOR FIVE SHILLING PER MONTH. The BIRKBECK ALMANACK, with-.full parti- (Llwe, mn be obtained post free on application to FRANCIS RAVEXSCOFT, Manager. I. & G. LLOYD, COACH BUILDERS, Alfred Place, ABERYSTWYTH. CARRIAGES MADE TO ORDER ON f THE SHORTEST NOTICE. REPAIRS PROMPTLY EXECUTED. IOHN LLOYD, uB& YSTWYTH TOWN CRIER AND BILL POSTER. A £ X Orders for Bill Posting and Distribution of Handbills are attended to with promptitude COUNTRY WORK UNDBRTAKBN. J8 SKINNER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH.
4>BSRYSTVvYTH. Our representative in ;;C,].tw\"t¡¡ i"ll'. J. DEN LEY SPENCER. 32, High Street, to whom notice should be given of all events required to b;) reported in the COUNTY TIMES. P'T.ffK COUHT.- -At tho Police Court on Monday. before his Worship the Mayor (T. Griffiths, Esq.) and John Morgan, Esq., Thomas Mills, a ship's carpenter from London, was charged by P.C. Jones with being drunk and disorderly on the previous Saturday, and was bound over in the sum of £ 1 to np"Tl. ASSAULTING WOMAX. "n .Monday afternoon, Darnel James, labourer, was charged before C. M. Williams and i). Roberts, Esqrs., with assaulting1 a woman nar.ted .Mary Ann Dee on August 1st at Taliesin.—After hearing the evide nce toe defsndant was remanded to the Talybont Sessions. INQUEST.—On inques*- was held at the Police Station before Mr John Kvuns, coroner., and a jury, upon the body of a wan named John Jones, living at 3, Rer-o Cottage, Portland Lane. The deceased was a sailor and had been on tiie spre" for the week previous to the day oi his death. He rose at 530 on Monday morning and wont ont, coming back about 7 o0 am. the worst for drink. He went to lie upon the bi d in his clothes and two hours afterwards was found dead. A vordici" of death from in.lninl cause. r.ccebrated bv excessive drilling wa s returned. £ }\NX HOLIDAYS.— Ja roe •-•ariy hours of Sa*cr- riav mta'rn'aL'. hnndree^ o; va-u:); bea'an to ar 'ivc until nearly midnight, trains crowded with trippers arrived at the station. There was the usual rush fur lodgings, and the discomfort which, unfor- tunately, many have to put up with in overcrowded horisi ?, is inevitable at this particular period of tho yi-ar. To those who came down and stood their chance of securing apartments on the soot, the un- pleasantness of the business was not so acute bus the feelings of others who had left their city homes in the joyful anticipation of s;ending a good time in the apartments they were wise enough to book beforehand, may be better imagined than des- cribed when upon their arrival they were informed that the rooms had been let to others. This course of procedtii-c is iii the extreme, and if repeated, will very brine its own reward. Sunday was a beautiful day with the wind blowing from the north, tempering the heat cf the sun to a nicety. On ordinary occasions the promenade presents a bustling scene, with the manyand varied styles and colours of dresses; but on Sunday even- ing the scene was exceptionally brilliant and the accommodation of the promenade was seveiely taxed. The following morning inhere were showers of rain and the clouds looked af. if they had come to stay, but the morning cleared up and the sun shone as :;nlv the sun can shine on August Bank Holiday. Cheap trips were run from the Midlands, the neighbouring towns of Montgomeryshire and Salop, and the residents of Cardigan and towns alone the route of the Manchester and Miiford Railway added their quota to the crowd. Attractions there were in plenty, and the cliff railway in itself an object of interest,, engaged the attention of hundreds. Pleasant walks had been laid out on the top of Constitution Hill, seats placed at interesting points of view, and sweet music from the members of the Newtown Bond to beguile the hours. With these and other attractions the time passed unnoticed, until the 1 ime of departure reminded the trippers that the best of days must come to an end, and that Rank Holiday was after all only an ordinary day into which a host oi pleasure had to be crowded. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.MONDAY. Mr J. R. James presided over the ordinary meet- ing of the Board, and there were also present Messrs E. J. Evans, J. M. Williams, B. E. Morgan W. A. Miller, Evan Richards, T. E. Salmon, Chas Davies, Capt James, George Pryce. David Davies, William Richards, John Jones, Lewis Richards, Thomas R. Morgan, David Morgan, Thomas Powell, Daniel Morris, with Mr Hugh Hughes (clerk), and Mr Dd Davies (assistant clerk). OCT-RELIEF, HTC. The following amounts have been paid in out- relief during the past fortnight Per Mr John Jones to 144 recipients, £ 39; per Mr J. J. Hughes. to 202 recipients. X52 19s Od; per Mr J. Morgan to 8 "1 142 recipients, C44 13s Od.—The Master reported that the number in the House was 35, and the number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight amounted to 27. BOARDING OUT CHIT CE>\ The Clerk said that several mmunications had been received dealing with the _e-stum of boarding auupcea the system there wss wo nr>ed *o g-o ItTTlT] them. He suggested that tTip fctuere bw uuuaed over to the ladies committee his was asrreed. APPLICATION FOR A REGISTRAR. Trefenig Parish Council wrote applying for the appointment of a registrar of births and deaths for the parish, the registrar to reside in the parish.— The Clerk pointed out that the arrangement would be impracticable, and moreover would entail con- siderable expense if the system should be generally adopted.—The letter was laid on the table. THE WANDERING LUNATIC. A letter was read from the Carmarthen Asylum authorities informing the Board that the Visiting Committee had recommended the discharge of Emma Stringer.—The Clerk said that this was the woman whose case was discussed by the last Board upon the question of fees.—The Master reminded the Board that the authorities asked for clothes for the woman, but he said that when she came to the house there were scarcely any clothes upon her.- He was ordered to send down some clothes from the Workhouse. APPOINTMENT. On the motion of Mr. E. J. Evans, Dr. Morgan was appointed medical officer for the Rheidol district for a term of three years at a salary of 920 a year. SOCIETY PAUPERS ANI) THEIR VOTES. In accordance with a notice of motion, Mr. Sal- mon moved that the Board is of opinion that it is wrong in p inciple and opposed to the spirit of the times to deprive members of registered friendly societies of the franchise, who, owing to illness, have been compelled to obtain ont-door relief." He considered that it was very hard npon those people who were members of the friendly societies that they should be deptived of their votes through no fault of their own, and he had pleasure in mov- ing the adoption of the resolution.—Mr. E. J. Evans seconded, and it was carried. A HARD-HEARTED FARMER. A labouring man from the neighbourhood of Lianrhysted attended the Board and arplied for admission to the House. He related to the Board how some few weeks a £ ?o, whilst engaged in work- ing a chaff cutter at, a farmhouse, he unfortunately got his right hand in the cog wheels, the cogs being unprotected, and he lost two of his middle fingers. On condition that he said nothing about it the farmer promised that he should remain at the farm until he was well enough to work but the farmer did not keep his nromise, and the poor fellow, according to his stery. was actually driven off the farm, and his departure accelerated by a thrashing. He had now come to seek the shelter of the Work- bouse, and confirmed his storv by showing the un- healed stumps of his fineers. *-The Guardians were indignant at the conduct of the farmer and readily granted the man permission to enter the House. CYCLING CLUB SPORTS. The annual sports held in connection with the Aberystwyth Cycling Club and under the rules and laws of the A.A.A. and N.C.W., came off on Tues- day afternoon on the town athletic ground The day was fine throughout, and many hundreds of spectators lined the ropes. The races were excel- lent and the contests keen and exciting, the prizes offered being an inducement to athletes living at a distance to enter themselves in the lists. The following were the events Half-mile novice*' bicycle scratch race First beat-1 Dick Rowlands: 2 RR Davies, A.C.C. Second beat-1 J 0 Janiez;. A.C.C.; 2 G Bicker. staff, A.C.C. Final heat- 1 Rowlands, 2 James. 100 yards flat handicap (open.) First heat 1 C E Griffiths, Llanilar, 9 yards. Second beat-l M T Williams, U.C.W., 5 yards. Third heat-1 A E Evans, Newtown, 8 yards. Final heat—1 Evans Newtown; 2 Williams, U.C.W.; 3 Griffiths' Llanilar. One lap bicycle handicap, open to boys under 15 (local)-l W P Evans, Machynlleth, 5 yards; 2 E Corfield, Aberystwyth, scratch. One mile bicycle handicap (open) First heat- 1 Evan liees, Burry Port, 120 vards 2 J Lewis, Llanelly, 110 yards. Second heat-1 A E Adams, Forden, 160 yards 2 J Thomas, Llanelly, 165 yards. Final heat-1 Adam", 2 Rees, 3 J Lewis. Quarter Mile Handicap Flat Race (Opk-Ti) -I, Leonard Hopper, Towyn, o yards; 2, A. E. Evans] Newtown, 18 yards. Two Miles (Scratch) Safety Bicycle Challenge Cup, open to members of the Aberystwyth Cycling Club only; to be won two years in succession. Holder, J. T. Davies. There were two other prizes also presented, and the result was as follows:- 1, J T Davies; 2, J D Roberts; 3, li R Mckay. The cup now becomes the property of the first- named. One Mile Flat Handicap (Open).—1, David Davies, Lampeter, 130 yards;2, Geo. Amkland, jun., Llanelly, 90 yards 3, James Fiichard, Dolgelley, 120 yards. One Mile Bicycle Handicap—(Open to members of the Aberystwyth C.C.)- •-Winner of challenge cup to be penalised 20 yards First heat—1, J E Jones, 75 vards 2, J T Devies, scratch. Second heat-I, 11 yards; 2, .1 IJ Uobarts, 45 t yards. Finai 1, Me Kay 2, J E JOTJOS. Obstacle Race (Open).— First heat—1, D Alban Lewis 2, T R Be van. Second 1, T Roes; 2, W S D-'U'al. Final- •• 1, D Alban Lewis; 2, T R f irw.n 3, T Two Yip Bicycle Handicap (Open).—Winner of mile open r ce to be penalised 15 yards: 1, E Raes. Barry Port, 205 yards 2, E A Adams, F->rden, 280 jard.s 3, J T Davies Aberystwyth, 162 yards. WheeUvirrow race, competitors to be blind-folded 1 W Edwards, A.C.O., 2 T Rees, A.C.C. At the conclusion of the sports the prizes were presented to the winners by Mrs Harford, wife of the Conservative candidate for the county. Mr A J Hughes !;reJD" ( a v to of thanks to Mrs Harford, and Harford responded. Ju the even- ing a flora! carnival cycling masquerade and con- fetti iet'- v.as he id on tiie grounds, which were illuminated, and dancing was indulged in to strains oc tic town baud, under t:;e conductorship of Mr Jack Edwards. The sports were successfully carried out, any much credit is duo to the under- mentioned gentlemen, particularly to Mr Harry Wheatly, the geaial secretary, and his assistant, Mr D C Edwards, upon whom the heavy work fell. President and -iiirter, UrTI) Harries; vice-presi- dents, Messrs (ieo D.;vie:j. W A..Jones, \V T Hill, j) M Davies, Jack Thomas, 'J' Morgan, and J L-ibb judges, Messrs A J Hughes and P Owell; handi- eappcrs, Messrs J Griggs and C Herbert; referee, Mr T H r.awards; time-keeper, Councillor I Plake; telegraph steward, Mr T A Jones; hp scorers, Messrs W Edwards and T H Jones; lap crier and bellman, Mr D litighes; umpires, Messrs U J McKay, G C Soall, J D Jenkins, and W J Rowland; clerks of the course, Messrs R ( Bennett, W Williams, G Biekerstaff, aud T J Davies; committee, Messrs J. D. Roberts, J. C. Ilea, D Edwards, J E J Lloyd, H W McKay, J Rees, J. Powell, and E Rees; hon treasurer, Mr J Purton hon. secretary and ofiicial hon. N.C.W. judge, Mr H E Wheatly; assistant hon. secretary, Mr D C Edwards. A silver plated bugle was offered to the largest; number of auy recognised club in uniform, who met by the Town Hall at oue o'clock, but there was no competition.
ABERDOYEY. GOLF C'LUP..—A medal and sweep under handi- cap, was played for on Saturday 1st insfc. The following cards were returned :— *■'Major Green 91 11 80 Major H. J. Gellispie 93 12 81 Mr. Graze brook 93 3 90 Dr. Cuthbert. 106 16 90 Dr. C. H. Bird 110 20 90 Mr. W. N. Griffiths. 112 17 95 Mr. J. M. Howell 124 25 99 Mr. A. Bellairs 111 10 101 Mr. W. II. Bennett 123 25 103 #Major Green, winner of medal.
MACHYNLLETH. URBW DISTRICT COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. In the absence of Lord Henry Vane-Tempesfc (chaifmaa of the Council), who telegraphed to say that he was unable to be present, Mr Edward Rees was voted to the chair, and there were also present Messrs W. M. Jones, John Lewis, .Henry Lewis, John Thomas, D. Davies Williams, John Pugh, J. M. Breeze, Mr J. Rowlands (clerk), Dr A. O. Davies (medical officer), Mr John Jones (surveyor), and Mr D. Philip Jones (assistant clerk). FISHING IN THE DOVEY. A letter was ead from Mr W. R. Davies, clerk to the Dovey, Mawddach, and Glaslyn Salmon Fishery "District, enlosing a reply from Colonel Hughes respecting the extension of the fishing season from September 15 to end of October, in which that gentleman said that the matter bad been finally settled last year and the question could not be re-opened so far as Sir Watkin was concerned.— Mr D. D. Williams Public opinion has no weight with Sir Watkin evidently he considers a few individuals here who have the rivers in their hands and not the inhabitants.-The Chairman Shall we take another step ?—Mr D. D. Williams Best way to suggest Rechabites.—Mr W. M. Jones said that there was a strong wish expressed in the town in favour of the movement.—Mr Pugh moved that they go on with the business. Ay INOriRY TO izr H2I.D.. Y ..7tr r*™* WMi of £ 4,700 for Hie con- "Itrtiction of a waterworks for the town the Board would hold all inqniry upon the subject by one of their inspectors, and the inquiry would take place as soon as the other engagements of the inspectors would permit, and due notice would be given of it. LETTER OF THANKS. A letter was read from Lady Londonderry thank- ing the Town Clerk, Mr E. Rees, and Mr W. M. Jones, and the rest of the Council for the resolu- tion of thanks passed to her. Lord Henry also desired to thank the Council for their kind reference to him. BABY FARMING. A letter was read from the Home Office respect- ing baby farming, and the need of greater care on the part of the local authorities in seeing that the persons concerned were acting strictly in accord- ance with the law as it now stood.—The letter was left on the table. THE ATTENDANCE OF MEMBERS. In accordance with notice of motion, Mr D. D. Williams moved that Standing Order 9 should be altered so that instead of reading seven members to form a quorum it should read five members. They were all aware how the Council had been handicapped of late to the disadvantage of the town generally. They had been unable to secure attendances of sufficient number of members to form a quorum, so that the whole of the work of the town had been left undone. He need not refer to the cause of dissensions which had brought about that unpleasant position, and he thought that it would be to the greatest interest of the Council to reduce the number to an available number, and without taking any more time he would move that they alter the Standing Order 9 as stated in his motion.—Mr H. Lewis seconded and it was carried.—Mr W. M. Jones gave notice of motion that he would move at the next meeting that the number of members on the Street Committee to form a quorum should be reduced from five to three. BYE-LAWS. A report was presented upon the Bye-laws, and it was agreed to hold a special meeting in the course of a few days to consider the question. REPORTS. Dr. A. (J. Davies, medical officer of health, and Mr John Jones, surveyor and inspector, presented their respective reports, in which certain nuisances were pointed out, and the Council gave the necessary instructions to see the improvements suggested carried out. THE WATER SUPPLY. The question of advertising for tenders for the work was discussed, and it was agreed that the Clerk should communicate with the engineers and ascertain upon what terms they would draw up the bills of quantities, and the reply would be presented at the special meeting, and the question of advertising would then be decided upon.—In order to urgo the London officials to hold the enquiry at an early date Mr Pugh suggested that the county and borough member should be asked to see the Local Government Board officials upon .1 the matter. SPEECH DAY AT THE COUNTY SCHOOL. Rev. Iosiah Jones, chairman of the Board of Guardians, presided over the meeting held on Friday in the schoolroom, in order to present the prizes to the more successful scholars. There was a large and fashionable attendance, and the proceedings throughout were most interesting, There were present amongst others: Principal Roberts, Revs. W. S. Jones, M.A., T. F. Roberts, and T. Hughes, Messrs Rd. Rees (vice-chairman of the Board of Governors), Dr. A. 0. Davies, Rd. Owen, Daniel Howell, John Thomas, and W. M. Jones, members of the local body, Aldermen Edward Davies, John Jones, J. M. Breeze, Edward Breese, John Evans, R, W. Llovd, Evan Jones, C. Ashton, Mrs Williams (Post Office), Miss Magiona Rees, Mrs Maglona Lloyd, Mrs Rowlands (Rock Villa), Mrs Hughes, Mrs Lloyd (Arfon House), Miss Morgan (Board School), Mrs D. D. Williams, Miss Meredith, etc. The CHAIRMAN said that they ought to be especially grateful to Principal Roberts for con- senting to come there that day and deliver a speech, who he felt sure would acquit himself as well that day a he had been doing all his life (hear, hear). Principal Roberts was what might be termed a plant of home growth, having come from the neighbourhood of Towyn, and it was hia hope that other similar plants would grow up in the same place. They were proud of him as one of their countrymen standing at the head of his profession. tie thanked God that the health of the children had been very good, and the work of the school had been very successful. The pupils had been well tested, and when they heard the report read, no doubt they would be pleased with it 'itu-re had been harmony in the school and amegsd the Board of Governors, Mr MEYI.i" before- giving a report pot the school work, said that,he felt, that th-ro is (ne to those present as well as to himself soe g>rt ot a personal explanation. There had app<red in a daily paper of that day's issue, a paragrsh seating r hat; he was appointed to a school in aiiho" part of the Principality. It was true such t arpoiut- ment had been offered to him, but the jes.'ion of its acceptance was .ft vastly different mrer(hear, hear). H -did not think that fact meted dis- credit upon inm or upon Alachynlle staool (hear, hear)—and so far as he could f" iuto the future it was his intention to contim as bead master of the school (applause). If te town and district oi villierl) wet,, determin. to stand by him and the school he wa fully rojy to stand by Mauhyrii'eth (cheers). The c.ciioavas ataited with only 12 scholars, but now the! were 44. This last figure was a slight decrease, id was the occasion upon which a decrease lad to be reported. There was one thin: they had to contend against, and that vfc the fact that some „-oys and "iris cutneju' a time and then left the school. But was to say that some of the principal I)III)il,U toe schoo, had been there from the comin^ncem t. Kespect- in the examinations for scholarshipie was struck bv the fact that Lianbrymnair setid any candidates, and ho mentioned this ithe hope that tllcre would be candidates from thadistnet in the future. He wished to thank his,raff for their assistance, and ht5 was grattfulfor the great courtesy shown towards him, and tl great interest in the work accomplished by the Grernors during the year. More especially were li thanks due to Mr John Air Richard R;, and air Ed hfe»-s, without whose assistance he mid sometimes have collapsed. Principal RoBffRTS then presend the prizes to the successful scholars of winch ti following is a list:—Claudia Morgan, Medora Lloyd, Pollic Thomas, Louis J. Williams, SaratJ. Jones, Saliie Williams, Annie Williams, Percy Lvis, Rd Hnghes, Alice Morgan, Thomas Williams, livid Llew Jones, Frances Davies, John E. Rees, Sian Hump William A. Williams, Oswald Jns. Humphrey Owen, Reginald Jones, John W illm Lloyd, Annie Jerman, J. Jenkin Ellis. The twoirst-named were presented with extra prizes. Principal ROBERTS then rose toddress the meet- ing, and was loudly cheered. Hftyould first of all congratulate very heartily all te pupils who had received prizes from his hands, o doubt that day would always stand out in t,i(ul(,nory of the scholars, and they should endeavhr to encourage, brighten, and cheer the children uring their school hours. He was glad to say tht that which they had listened to that day was f a character not confined to the more serious --those studies were illuminated by the help c literature and of music. It was a great pleasure ir him to have the opportunity of congratulating tb Governors, head master, and his assistants, andthe scholars upon the highly satisfactory progress jade by the school (applause). Commencing in Otober, 1894. with 12 pupils, its numbers rose unti in the sixth term they amounted to 60. The preint number in at- tendance was 44, the falling off rom the last term being due to several withdrawals after ono year's attendance, and in some caseseven less. One of the disadvantages experienced 1v the new schools generally arose from an inadquate idea on the part of parents of Hie. important of time in educa- tion. He did not douy that sohe advantage could be secured from one year's atte,dance, and that, if no more could be got, -was berer than nothing. But unquestionably education required time, and if a man was to play bis part in life well, the first 15 or 16 years were not too long to devote to the train- ing of the mind and character for the sustained conflict upon which he would hive to enter. The teacher should have time to accuaint himself with the disposition and aptitude of his pupil, to apply educational processes and to wa;ch their operation. The child must have time to us; bis eyes, his bands, and his opening intelligence, mist be permitted to look upon his school days as the first chapter in the book of his life, to be written with care, as a bright and delightful orening to an earnest and strenuous sequel (cheer). If a man was driven in his schooldays he would be driven through life and would find that the airears left over from his youth were more than he could make up in the future. His life was as apt to be a series of spas- modic struggles against eircunistances over which he had no mastery, which lie aid not be able to take into his own hands so as t.} shape out of them a character 3,nd I' Sohooltime was given fteti'i i..• i to lerern the tUBgl he ought to know about man, and about nature, whatever his future cubing was to be. The school had n:) t ea,- u to fe. j: the test of numbers, but it was very easy to lay too much stress on the test of numbers in judging a school If the staff was limited and the income small, then a smaller number could be more efficiently taught than a large one and the difference in number might be ex- pected to be more than compensated by the in- creased attention which could be then devoted to each pupil and to each small section or class of pupils. In the possibility of such careful and per- sonal supervision much of the secret of education lay. It was as yet too soon to judge even partially the extent of the beneficIal operations of the new schools for education in the true sense was of necessity a gradual process, and if they unduly sorutinised the process Oil the watch for results, it might be that they would imperil the results them- selves. After every reasonable deduction was made no one could fail to be struck by the number of children in the schools of that and the neighbouring counties, but number was not the chief thing at which they had to ainl- The elementary schools were designed to deal with children in large masses and their system was orgamsed on that pre-slipposi- tion. The secondary sch°°'s were designed to take the children a stage further, and in that stage they r!1 demanded a far greater amount of individual con- sideration and a more varied instruction. Let him remark that education was a silent and unseen process, and the higher its aim.8 the more unper- ceived and incalculable were its operations. No truth had been more profoundly emphasized than this. Religion and science conspired to enforce it it was the main theme of the greatest individual thinkers and of the orgarll'sat10ris that were con- cerned with life's improvement. Faith in educa- tion as education was the chief meed of those who were, as they were, charged with the practical working of a new school, and if they faithfully discharged this high obli?^tion it would not only make the school, but would be the making anew also of the town and the district in which the school was placed. Tho ^J1C!e national features of the educational progress °* the generation in Wales were of absorbing interest, and appealed with an eloquent appeal to the ima&inat10n_and heart of the people, touching its deepest emotion, as all could see on the recent occasion of tue installation of the Chancellor of our new University, in which the inhabitants of Machynlleth, to their lasting honour, took so patriotic a part; a Part without which it would have been difficult, « not impracticable, to carry out the ceremonies in this part of Wales at all (cheers)- But to those who had eyes to see and hearts to understand it was of no less interest to observe and to take part in the working out of the new educational movement as it was revealed in every individual district through- out the country. They in 31achyialleth needed the impulse of broad principles of national application to breathe a higher aim to know they belonged to a people who, as a whole, were striving for a higher life and a nobler place in the life of the world. But they must remember that the work was at their own doors, in their own hands, and that its message was in clear langnage-just this. The towns and country districts ot Wales, even the small towns-the towns which had but a small population,. and were removed from the great centres of business—had a new and a higher cor- porate life opened out to tbem of co-operation for common objects of nndoubted good whose value none could deny, which were at tho foundation of a true and rich and interesting public life, and in whi -h men and women were co-operated without diffeienee of sect or party, and without the sacrifice of principle or conviction. Such ar interest in this county school to promote the welfare, of which every man and woman, rich and poor, throughout the district, ought to account, and would as time went on more and more account, a privilege and a distinction. Let nothing blind their eyes to this fact that the small towns and country sides of Wales like the great centres were advanced upon the path of a broader and wiser and a brighter combined life. Stage by stage, in the provision of elementary education, in a more far-seeing and humane administration of poor-laws, in the manage- ment of local and country affairs, in the provision of the necessities of a physically healthy life, of libraries and places of mutual help, our towns and villages-some in a lesser and others in a greater degree wele working out their own problems and would achieve their triumphs. And it might be, and at no long distance of time, that life spent in these districts would be as full of interest, of opportunities for culture and the use of culture, as in any country in the world. Continuing the speaker said From the intermediate school I donbt not that a very large proportion of pupils will to out, into the great world. It has been so V ovon in tlit) past. i remember having the oppor- tunity of being for part of my boyhood in a school held by one who had previously spent his life has a schoolmaster at Machynlleth. W hen I knew him he was old and failing, but even then the qualities of precision and neatness which lie possessed and communicated were such as to enable me to under- stand how it was that so many who had been taught in his school had attained honourable posi- tions in life. So in the future far more than in the past this town will contribute workers in many departments to the great world outside. But here, too, will be educated uhose who will remain at Machynlleth to maintain the excellence of its tradi- tions, and to co-operate together to make the life of the place in all its relations energetic and happy, to eliminate evil influences from the life of its youth by replacing them with higher opportunities, so that ail the members cf this community shall be engaged together in discovering what is the highest and best that, by enlightened combination, can be made of tho life of the men and women whose lot shall be cast here—that life for which nature has already done so much, but for whiali the applica- tion of intelligent initiative of character and of con- viction endowed without proper appliances and united in iife-long effort can do oven more. This school is indissolubly bound np with the higher liie of the town and district. It is a sacked and a potent agency purchased by tho devotion and sacri- lice of the past, and destined, in co-operating with those spiritual agencies which existed before it and out of which indeed it has spransr, not only to uplift the life and brighten the outlook of utdivi- duals, but to tend forth its power through every organ a ad every nerve of tiie life of the community (cheers). Mr JOHN HOLLANDS was pleased to be present, particularly to hear the excellent address delivered by Principal Roberts. It was an address that should inspire them and he felt sure the children would remember that many a day. Principal Roberts had already alluded to the children making the nation. They had the making of the future inhabitants of tins town and he trusted they would not forget the valuable remarks made by Principal Roberts, llespectiug the scholarships he had no authority for making any statement but it was in the miods of the Governors to give some few more for those boys and girls in the school if they could do so legitimately. It had already appeared in the Press that the purchase money for the field for the new building had been ordered to he paid and the cheque had been sent to pay for it (hear, hear). Mr RICHARD RESS had great pleasure in propos- ing a very hearty vote of thanks to Principal Roberts for coming to Machynlleth and delivering his very able and instructive oration. They had reason to congratulate themselves upon the steady progress of the school since its establishment, which was largely due to the ability, energy, and devo- tion of Mr Meyler. A great drawback to the school was that they had to hold it in a temporary building not suitable for educational purposes. They were looking forward to the day which was not, far distant when they would be in a substantial building worthy of the intermediate education and worthy of the ancient town of Machynlleth (cheers). Dr A. O. DAVIES seconded. The value of the school was incalcuable, and they, as Governors, should feel it a great honour to belong to this school. They should do all they could to encourage it and try to get out of the present building which was not suitable for educational purposes (cheers). The resolution was carried unanimously. Principal ROBERTS, in returning thanks, said he was deeply interested in the progress of the school (hear, hear). He trusted that the day was not far distant when they would he properly housed. He again congratulated the managers and the teachers and scholars on the progress made. It was not an easy thing to commence a school for the first time and the results achieved showed that a great deal of valuable and sterling work had been done (hear, hear). Mr W. S. Jones and Mr Morgan also spoke, and I the meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman,
LLANIDLOES. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. SPEECHES BY MRS. HOMPHREYS-OWEN AND PROFESSOR A..YI.. The first public prize distribution and speech day in connection with the Llanidloes County In- termediate School, took place in the public rooms on Friday afternoon. Much interest was evinced in the proceedings, the room being crowded with ,£.tl> V" ;H of ^n€ernie3iate" Education. The Mayor (Mr. A. J. Morris) presided, and was supported on the platform by Mrs A. C.Humphreys- Owen, Miss Diana Thomas (bead mistress), Mr. W. D. Lewis Evans, (head master), Professor Anwyl and Mrs. Evan Williams, Mrs. Pryce Davies, Mr. Edward Bowen, and Mr. William Ashton (members of the Local Governing Body). The MAYOR, in his opening remarks, said it was now two yettrs since their school was opened in the present temporary buildings. The site for the new school had been decided upon and the plans ap- proved by the County Governing Body. They were now waiting for the report upon them from the Charity Commissioners, and as soon as the plans were sanctioned, they intended commencing to build the now schools with as little delay as possible, but there was one very important thing he wished to mention, and that was that they had not sufficient money to commence building. It was yet necessary to obtain subscriptions to the amount of C700, which, together with the money already in the Bank and their portion of the County fund would make the required sum about £ 2,000. He hoped that the townspeople and those in the district would give their best support in sub- scribing as handsomely as they possibly could, so that the building of the new schools could be pro- ceeded with without delay. This was the first public prize distribution held in connection with their school, and he hoped the event would increase in importance year by year. He looked forward to the time when some of the old scholars of the school who had gone out in,the world and had be- come distinguished and held very high and honour- able positions, would be invited to take part in the annual celebration of their school (cheers). Miss DIANA THOMAS, the headmistress, said that in reviewing the work of the school year just enled, she could not but feel that they had strong reason for encouragement (cheers). The work throughout had been most thoroughly and enthusiastically done, but the one depressing fact at the close of the year was that so many girls left after a year's work. One year was not sufficient time to educate a girl, and it was almost useless to send girls to a new school for a term or two. It merely difar- ranged the school work, and did not benefit the girl. Their schools could not be successful until parents began to understand that it was only after two or three years steady work that anything like good results could be obtained. Nothing bowed more clearly the ability of Welsh girls than the fact that they bad at the present time school girls who would be ready to enter for the Cambridge Local Examination at Christmas. and four girls who inten led going in for Matricula- tion nex1. summer (cheers). Already one girl- Annie Roberts, of Rb-tyader-bad succeeded in obtaining a full certificate at the Matriculation Examination of the University of Wales, the first girl from the school to pass that examination (cheers). After referring to the recent examina- tion of the schools by Professor Edwards and the results, she referred to the great and pressing want in the schools, viz., books. No one could realise the enormous difficulty of teaching properly all the subjects which their curriculum required, with- out a good library, not only of general work and English Classics, but good reference books, diction- aries, and atlases, which were, unfortunately, be- yond their reach. It was her firm conviction that the habit of wide reading in school days was far "he most important part of education hear, hear). She took the opportunity of appealing to everyone who was interested in Intermediate education for donations towards their library. Mrs HUMPHREYS-OWEN then presented the prizes to the successful girl scholars. Their names are as follows —Maior Pryce-Jones's special prize, A. Roberts, Rhayader. Form IV. (given by Miss Maggie Jones) Delia Griffiths. Form III. Gladys Francis and Margaret Lewis. Mrs Humphreys- Owen's French prize, Edith Evans. Literature (given by Mrs Edward Davies), Margaret Evans. Mathematics; Form IV. (given by Mrs Lloyd Jones), May Mills. Form III. (given by Mrs Pryce Davies), Louie Jones. Scripture (given by Mrs. Gwilvm Edmunds) M. A. Hamer. Needle- work (given by Miss Gwynne Thomas, Newtown) Hannah Griffiths. History, Lily Hughes. Mr W. D.LEWIS EVANS, the headmaster, said that, about 18 months ago he ventured to prophesy that their Intermediate School at Llanidloes would he successful. He now claimed that that prophesy had been to a large extent fulfilled (cheers). In their first report Mr John Jenkins said they were "at the top of the tree." If he was not greatly mistaken he believed that their next report would bo as well if not better than the first (hear, hear). When considering the number of scholars they had in the school they I must remember that at Llanidloes they were very much handicapped, for owing to the train arrange- ments they lost most of the Trefeglwys children and all from L'andinam. He had given two special prizes. Two boys had obtained full marks in very difficult papers (cheers). Victor Evans. who was the first boy in school, obtained full marks in French, and T. Davies, Trefeglwys, fnli marks in arithmetic (hear, hear). Professor Anwyl then distributed the prizes to the boys. Mrs HuMPniiF.YS-OwEN delivered an address, in tin course of which she thanked the Local Governors for inviting her there that day to distribute the prizes. She looked upon it as a great honour, and to some extent a recogni- tion of the earnest desire she had of doing all which laid in her power to help forward the educational movement in Montgomeryshire (cheers). While congratulating those had succeeded that day, she wished to assure those who had been over-passed that they had by their work helped themselves on, and had helped others on. She believed examina- tions were the means of creating a standard, and of raiding it. It had been said that examinations were the ruin of education. She thought there was a- c°n ain amount of truth in that saying, but it lay to a great extent in the mere cramming instruction with the object of passing examinations. If an examina- tion was a wise one, and well it would take account and show how far the studies, which had been pursued had been thoroughly assimilated and grasped by the scholars. In conclusion she wished every success and prosperity to the Llanid- loes school and its staff (cheers). The Mayor having introduced Professor ANWYL to the mee ing, he said it gave him very great at( (I pleasure to be present that day. He wished to ad- dress a few words to the bovs and girls of the school, and also their parents present, on what he thought was essential m any waik of life, viz., individual effort." He wanted tho boys and girls not to be content with learning what was set before them but. to make an effort to learn as much as they possibly could. He exhorted those boys who had been hitherto successful in their school career not to remain contented with the knowledge they had already acquired or compare themselves with the j boys around them, but to strive their very utmost to make the best of the opportunities now offered to them (cheers). The present generation was one which received great opportunities. Intermediate Schools had been founded all over Wales, and he was glad to say from experience that they were doing exeelleut work throughout the country (cheers). But to receive opportunities was one thing and to use them was another. He felt that the education of a child received at school was but a very small portion of the education of that child. The child spent in school far less time on the whole than he or she spent out cf school. The true teacher must after all be the parent. No one could succeed in life if he did not possess those qualities which served to build up character (cheers). No one need be rich to be defined. He -could only wish every success to the school in tiie future, and in conclusion ho said that Wales could not be saved by flashy demonstration, but by con- stant hard work year to year (applause). Votes of thanks having been accorded Mrs. Humphreys-Owen and Professor Anwyl, the pro- ceedings terminated with the singing of the two National Anthems.
CARNO. THE MARRIAGK OF MR. W. II. F. ADAMS.—-It is but seldom that the rural tranquility of the village of Carno is disturbed by scenes of gaiety, yet such was the case on Wednesday, on which day the monotonous routine of life was, for once at least, broken, and the villagers having donned their holiday attire trooped out in good numbers for the purpose of celebrating the marriage, which took place recently, of Mr W. H. F. Adams, son of Capt. Adams, Plas Llysyn, to Miss Geach, of London. From an early hour the villagers were astir and l bunting was visible on every hand, whilst arches of evergreens, decorated with fluga. were to be seen l at intervals throughout the village. Some time ago, when it became known that Mr Adams was to be married, a committee was formed of which Mr E. B. Proctor (Tybrith) was the chairman, Mr A. W. Davies treasurer, and Mr J. Williams (The School) secretary, with the object of obtaining subscriptions so that the auspicious event might be observed with becoming honour. The appeal of the committee met with a liberal response, abont zC40 being collected, and it was resolved that zElO should be devoted to the purchase of a piece of silver plate for presentation to lr. Adams, the remainder of the money to be expended on sports, a free tea on the field, and a dinner on the evening of the same day, to subscribers of 5a. and upwards. The day'B proceeding^ oomraetf ced abovit lQ.30 a.m, irnefi tTie metnbors oTtTO committee and tbe school children, headed by the Tregynon Band, marched in procession through the village to Plas Llysyn, where, on behalf of the committee, the chairman, j Air. E. B. Proctor, presented a handsome bouquet to the young bride, Mrs. W. H. F. Adams. The procession having been regailed with cakes, and sand- wiches, &c., returned to the village, calling on their way at Tybrith and Llysywen, oeing treated with hospitality at each residence by Ir. Proctor and Mr. A. W. Davies, respectively. The sports which were held in a field adjoining the Aleppo len, commenced shortly after 12 o clock, in the presence of good company which was considerably augmented during the day, the following, amongst others, being presentMr and Mrs W. H. F. Adams, Capt. and Mrs Adams, Miss Ethel Adams. Mr and Mrs Adams (London), Revs D. Parry (Llanwnog), O. K. Williams (Carno), and J. Roberts (Fron), Mr and Mrs Proctor, Miss Rosa Pryce-Jones, Mrs Morgan Jones (Llandmam), Mr T. H. Jackson, Mr and Mrs A. W. Davies, Mrs and Miss Hickman, Mrs J. D. Davies (Llanidloes), Misses Woosnam Savage (Glandulas), Miss Buckley (DinasMawddwy), Misses Kinsey (Maesmawr), and Mr R. W. Hughes, Chief Constable (Newtown). The Tregynon Band played musical selections throughout the afternoon. The results of the sports, which were adjudicated bv Messrs 1. E. Kinsey (Maesmawr), and D. R. Thoma3 (Buck Inn, Laersws), were as follows: 100 Yards flat race-1 C Jones, Tanllyn; 2 J Lloyd, Liverpool House. Long jnmp 1 Williams, Tynewydd 2 J Lloyd. Tug-of-War 1st heat, Mr Thomas's team. Ono mile blcyc; race--1 Jones, Tvnewydd; 2E Jones, Bronfelin. Sack Race --1 John Thomas, Liverpool House. Egg and spoon race for girls 14 and under—1 Annie Jane Gutins; 2 Annie Pugh. Fifty yards race for boya under 9—1 T E Tibbot; 2 W H Owen. Half-mile race—1 C Jones 2 R Jehu. 100 Yards race for girls under 14-1 Sarah Tibbot, Trawscoed 2 Ana Gittins, Smithy. Three-legged race for boys under 14--1 J Evans" and T Bennett 2 W Jones and T Jones. Tug of War, 2nd heat 1 Mr Thomas's team. 100 Yards race for boys under 14-1 Thomas Jones, 2 Richard F Evans. Obstacle race—1 C Jones, 2 W Pryce. Glass of water race for women—1 E A Evansj 2 M J Swain. 50 Yards race for girls under 9-1 Jane Richards, 2 Carlia Jones. Tug of War, final-1 Mr Thomas's team. Donkey race 1 Mr W Morgans' a Robert the Dovil 2 Mr Richard Jones' "Ned." Tug of War, 15 a-side, North v South—1 North, captain- Mr Thomas. Pig with greasy tail-l William Williams. Old men's race—Evan Reese and T Matthews divided.—Afterwards Mrs W. H. F. Adams gave away the prizes. Mr Proctor, in an able speech, thanked Mrs Adams for her kindness in doing so. Mr W. H. F. Adams responded on behalf of his wife. Amidst loud and long cheering for Mr and Mrs Adams the company adjourned to the Aleppo Inn, wh"re a sumptuous dinner was prepared by Mr and Mrs Wilson. Amongst those present were Messrs E B. Proctor (in the chair), W. H. F. Adams, Captain Adams, Rev David Parry (Llanwnog), Messrs Andrew Davies, T. K. Kinsey (Maesmawr), D. K. Thomas (Caersws), Evan Jones, John Lewis, P. Wilson Jones (Newtown), Barker Halliwell, C. M. Kershaw, F. G. Jones, &c. The Chairman proposed the health of the Queen and Royal Family, afterwards giving that of Mr W. H. P. Adams, and in doing so he spoke of the large number of friends Mr Adams had in Carno and how proud the people of that village should be of him and also what a happy day had been spent in celebration of his wedding.—The Chairman handed a magnificent piece of plate to Mr Hughes, who is the oldest tenant on Plasllysin estate, who pre- sented it to Mr Adams, that gentleman responding. Numerous other toasts were drunk, and a most enjoyable evening was spent.
BERRIEW. PETTY SESSIONS.—SATURDAY. Before Major Corbett-Winder (chairman) and Capt. Johnes. LARCENY. Thomas Jones, of no fixed abode, was charged by Mr J. M. Pryce, draper, with stealing a pair of trousers from bis shop on the 22nd nlt.- Prosecutor stated tl1:1.\ he was in Welshpool on the date named, and upon his return missed the trousers (produced).—P.C. Hamer deposed ti arresting the prisoner near to Ga.rthmyl on the day in question, and oh-rgell him with the theft, to which he replied that he knew nothing about it. The prisoner was accompanied by his wife, who appeared to have something bulky about her person, and he, there- fore, caused her to be searched.—Mrs. Threadgold stated that, at the request of the last witness, she searched the woman referred to, and found the trousers concealed under her skirt. Prisoner pleaded guilty, but asked their worships to deal leniently with him, as he was under the influence of drink at the time, and did not know what he was doing.—Committed for 14 days. ASSAULT.—P.C. Hamer charged Thomas JoneS with assault on the 22nd ult. In conveying pris- oner to Welshpool lock-up, he became difficult manage, and tried several times to push him (' constable) out of the trap, and on arrival f cells they had a severe stru ggle, he and p> is()U failing down several times.—Thomas Pearce ,LaL1Jl that on the day named the last witness asked 11 to assist him, and he did so. Prisoner wa8.v.eil, abusive all the way, and upon arrival at the ^*eJ?u0 pool Police Station a struggle took place. j. prisoner was the worse for drink, but he did 11 see him strike the constable.— Mr. J. M. Pryce he drove the prisoner and constable to Vv elshp0 the former trying several times to push the out of the trap. He was very obsti eperous. was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment. No NAME OX CART.—John Jones was charge)! P.C. Hamer with using a cart with no name on it- Fin 3d Is. and 6s. costs. n q EXTENSION.—An extension of one hotir^ of Hotels, on the occasion of the rejoicings at \-r à) nof.
NEWTOWN. Lr.ANLI.WCiIAl.MiN ClZURCH SCHOOLS FESTIVAL- I)eld oTi W(,c!ii,i:i.v -ii(i great success. The teachers and scholars, niin'0- ing over four hundred, m^t early in the a'*tern(1,ag at the National Schools, where a procession form -d, after which, headed I)v Silver Rand, tiie processionists, some c-irO1'^ banners and others flowers, paraded the pri"c,Pjj streets of the town, afterwards marching' i0 Saints' Church, where Bright's service was g" Ltiroti-it, i-i which the following cienry taa part: Revs K. Evan Jones (vicar). T (curate), and Samuel Davies (vicar of Dollor). J. J. Jones, of Long Metcord, Suffolk, read lesson, whilst a, very interesting address was livered by Rev T). Pryce Jones, Haverstock j Miss Macreno kindly officiated at the organ, the her services wore much appreciated. After t service the procession reformed and a- adj°" j ment made to the Dolerw grouuds, where by the kl permission of Sir Pryce Pr-, cc-Jones t(,a, scl"' and sports afterwards indulged in. Sir Prycs present on the grounds during the e evinced a keen interest in the proceedings- 'f following ladies very ably presided at the tRIlle —Mrs Evan Jones (the Vicarage), assisted by Davies (Dolfor Vicarage), and Miss Castle toil, Cheshire), Mrs Evan Humphreys, Miss Miss Katie Morgan, the Misses El well, v Adderley, Mrs Hodges, the Misses Tannor. 'sS Misses Shute, Miss Phillips, Miss Clarke, and the Brayue. A very pleasant time was spent by little ones, who before separating, accorded cheers to Sir Pryce-Jones fcr the kind use o grounds. Tho subscribers to tho festival_ and the collectors of the subscriptions, 311 Evan Jones, Miss Adderley, Mrs and MiSs J Humphreys, and Miss Dolby. ^0 IX TEI'MEDIATE EDUCATION.—A meeting the Local Governing Body was held at the ^ro0jjr District Council Offices cn Wednesday aftern^g^ Rev T. E. Williams presiding. There were present Mrs T. M. Taylor, Miss Clara Jones, John Hughes, Scott Owen, Hugh Lewis ,lncl Lloyd, with Mr Martin Woosnam (clerk) an Oil Churchill (clerk's office). The first usifte35 0 the agenda was the appointment of a co-O it governor in the place of Dr Palmer resigned, tho matter was adjourned to the next meetiuo:,e0t resolution was carried agreeing to pay the arc of the new school buildings (Mr Tether, of s the £ 20 premium offered for the best set of P'"nead, The report of the Finance Committee wr^s 1 recommending payment of accounts to the aT3^ of £ 5 Is 3d. The receipts were reported to be ^0 2s lid, aud there was a balance in the bank1^ eff 19s lOd on the general account, and A;34 the building fund account.—An important from the solicitors to the vendors of the bUll be site was considered in committee, as also question of subscriptions towards the buildinf? jf —A latter was read from Mr G. D. Harrison, e to the County Governing Body intimating tha balance clue from that body to the local gox'M was £ 683 0" 541d that the estimated amount o latter's income for the current year was £ 699 ø.S' The actual figures, he pointed out, could not e certained until the close of the financial yefr, letter was also road from Mr Tetley, master, intimating that they found it advis postpone the annual speech day until the b6#1. of thy next term, when he hoped to be a secure one or more of the leaders m eduoa matters to come and speak at the puze-givi This was all the business. YEARLY MEETING OF THE WATEF^^F^ CoMVAsiv.Ott Srttojjfcy. the forty-<W&S half-yearly wetting of tUo Xevvtown Company was held at the manager's town. Mr. Richard Lloyd presided,r!mcig, also present Messrs. R. Williams* Tilsley, W. P.Phillips, Hugh Le««s. and J jj, Grant; with Mr Edward Jones (secretary), ,gr0 E. C.Jones (assistant secretary), lae Dir presented their report, in which they statea the gross earnings for the half-year amount? J[ £ 665 7s 6d. The amount available for di*1 was £ 464 18s 9d, out of which the Directors re mended that a dividend of 3 per cent, for the year be declared, and tljat the balance of 9d be carried forward to next account. The s of £80, being the amount applied from reserve the tb meet the additional expense incurred hy severe frost of the winter of 1895, h-d during past half-year been repaid. The total of t newal and reserve fund stood at £ 936 lis 3d. J. Directors were pleased to state that notwiths ■ ing the continued drought of the present 0f Company's reservoir afforded a plentiful supP water for all purposes.—The Chairman said i ^0 very satisfactory to know that the earnings o Company for the past six months was all thatc be desired. They would find that there waSaI1<J increase on the corresponding half of last year, also on the last half-year preceding the prese r The Directors recommended a dividend of 3 cent, for the half-year, which recommendation for them to consider and adopt if they tho fit. The position of the Company was such if, they conld pay per cent, for the year and carry forward nearly the 8 as they did the previous year. After Pa^g £ 0 three per cent, last year they carried forward A 138 4d, and if they paid three-and-a-half per cG^e now, they would carry forward about £ 45, but directors looking at the matter thought it advisa to recommend a dividend of three per cent-, carry forward the sum of £ 104 18s 9d. The year just closed was the most expensive half-}' of the Company. They paid the directors and the income tax and other heavier am0""1 *c, that they would not have to pay in the nexti!hef year unless something unforeseen took place. -1 j showed a considerable increase of income so if tho shareholders were of opinion that they prefer three-and-a-half per cent, instead of tn the Company were in a position to pay it, a0?, had no doubt in his own mind that they w°u aide to pay three-and-a-half or four per cent. &t end of the present half-yeai. For some mon past the country had been suffering from consl able drought, and many of the waterworks country had been very severely tried. It pleasing and satisfactory to know that so far 1 were able to supply all the water the town quired, and much more if they had customers. t d thought the shareholders were to be cong-ratulane upon the present position of the Company- moved that the balance sheet be adopted.—^ Hugh Lewis seconded, and the motion was ca,rrloe —The Chairman said it was for them to ded whether they would have a divide id of three threo-and-a-half per cent.—Mr R. Williams tho°S it would be better to be content with the three P' cent. They might have a severe winter, ^n would tax the Company's revenue severely, »s^ the winter before. He moved that they dividend of three per cent.—Mr R. Tileley secon e^ and the motion was carried.—A vote of thftn^9 the chairman concluded the meeting.
CAERSWS. pro, BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr Richard Bennett pj" sided at the ordinary fortnightly meeting of c Authority held at the Board-room, Caeraws, Veinesday. There were also present Mr R. Ev j (vice-chairman), Rev T. R. Hughes, Miss LIOYV: Messrs R. Astley, Cornelius Morgan, D. Jones, IIiggs, John Lewis (Brynrorin), William Era° M H. Davies, Thomas Mills, Matthew Davie8« Aiderson, Evan Powell, R. Andrew, J. Whitc Evan Lewis, Evan Davies, Evan Morris, & Jones, and Thomas Phillips, with Messrs icbir Williams (clerk), A. R. Bieese (master), and Ce of Taylor (clerk's office). There was no business Of importance on the agenda beyond the usual rep° The Master informed the Board that he rece'V^ay basket of apples from Mrs Devereux Pryce on 8lorl and a resolution of thanks was ordered to be Mrs Pryce. The number of inmates in the tl,)Uso was 63; tramps relieved during the fortnight 55, compared with 124 in the corresponding perio^ year—The Clerk reported the death of Thomas, of Tregynon, which took place at a* him as the reanlt of an accident to his sp1,lC Ju' e 15th.—A circular letter was read ann0O^Crtb thai a meeting had been convened of the Wales Poor Law Conference to be held at ^sV?e!lio0 on the 27th prox.—Mr Evan Morris gave °0^ that at the next meeting he would move tn delegate be sent from this Union.