THE MARRIAGE OF MISS HUGHES, OF ALLTLWYD. ABERYSTWYTH. I —On the occcasion of the marriage of Miss Hughes, of Alltlwyd, the tenantry of the Alltlwyd and Mabws estates presented her with a very handsome electro-plated tray and liqueur frame. The pre- sents, which were greatly admired, were supplied by Messrs M. and H. Davies, Bridge street. LAUNCH OF THE LIFE-BOAT.—The Aberystwyth life-boat will be launched on Monday morning next. During the year 1897 the life-boats around our coasts have saved 534 lives ia addition to 30 vessels. Shore boats have also saved 125 lives making a total of 659 lives saved from a watery grave. The institution is sadly in need of assistance, and the local branches have (where it is possible) to maintain the cost of keeping the boat on that particular station. PRESENTATION.—On Friday afternoon Mr D. Lloyd Lewis, formerly mananer of the National Provincial Bank, Lampecer, but now manager of the &ame bank in this town was presented with a handsome timepiece and a pair of vases by a number of his Lampeter friends as a mark of their esteem and well-wishes on his appointment to the more important branch at Aberystwyth. The presentation, which was made at the Town Hall was presided over by the Mayor (Mr J. Ernest Lloyd). Later in the evening a banquet was given at the Lion Royal Hoel, at which the Mayor presided, supported as vice-president by Mr S. Pavies-Jones, Peterwell. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—MONDAY. Present: Mr B. E. Morgan (chairman), Messrs W. A. Miller, G. Fossett Roberts, R. James, E. J. Evans, David Lloyd, T. Powell, T. E. Salmon, J. E. James, W. Morris, John Jones, Richard Davies, Wm. Hughes, Evan Simon, and the Rev. John Davies; with Mr Bircham (inspector), Mr Huerh Hughes (clerk), and Mr D. Davies (assistant clerk). THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD STEPS IN. A letter was received from the Local Government Board to the effect that the proposal of the Guardians of the Aberystwyth Union to add ten years to the actual period of service of Mr John Jones, late relieving officer, for the purpose of com- puting the superannuation allowance to be awarded to him had been considered, but the grounds stated in the Guardians' letter did not bring the case within the provisions of Section 5 of the Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act, 1896, and they regretted that they were unable to accede to the Guardians' application as they were not em- powered to sanction any addition for purposes of superannuation.—Mr E. J. Evans We were given to understand that the Act gave us the power to do so.—The Clerk: Subject of course to the approval of the Local Government Board.—The Chairman It seemed to me as clear a case as possible, and that there was no doubt about it.—Mr E. J. Evans It raises an important point. We listened to influential members of the Board who said that the Act gave us power and in the end we find it is not so.—Mr Bircham: The same thing occurred at Tregaron. There they paid the man a miserable remuneration whilst in office and decided to increase his pension. The Local Government Board wrote to say that that they had no power to do unless the case was one of extra- ordinary services.—Mr E. J. Evans: We consider ourselves a little more intelligent than the Tre- garon Board—(laughter)—we are not going to follow them.—Rev John Davies asked that the section should be read out.-—The Clerk read out the section of the Act which stated that the extra superannuation was to be made only for peculiar qualifications or extraordinary service but it was within the power of the Local Government Board to determine whether such applicant was entitled to it.—The Chairman: In replying to Mr Evans's remark upon the intelligent members of the Board I hope he does'nt include me. I was one of those who adopted this extra payment. However the thing has now come to an end. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that there were 51 inmates in the house compared with 36 during the corres- ponding period of last year. During the past two weeks 37 vagrants had been relieved compared with 35 during the same period in 1897. The children and adult inmates were taken to the Flower Show on the 10th. inst.—On the motion of Mr E. J. Evans a vote of thanks was passed to the Show Committee. WHERE THE MONEY GOES. Mr Bircham said A few weeks ago I furnished you with copies of my printed statements made up on March 25 last, and I must say that Aberystwyth holdo a very good position amongst the Unions therein enumerated. I see that the pauperism of the Union is 2 percent, which is below the average of the district, and eighth from the top of the list, and there is very little difference between you and those in front of you. Some gentlemen said that we are not to take a word out of the leaf of Tregaron's book but Tregaron stands at the top of the list, and I attribute it to the fact that the people are very poor and have to take special care how every penny is spent, and also these people who have to determine who shall be the permanent paupers are very particular as to who they bring on permanent relief. I can at all events con- gratulate you and Tregaron that you do not form part of the coal district. There can be nothing more miserable than to see what I have seen for the last five months, and tie extent of which you cannot conceive. I think every union that grumbles because they have no industries to make them large rateable value ought to be thankful that they were not forming part of that coal district. You would be surprised to find the amount that is run up in the expendi- ture and I know a small agricultural union not so rich as you on the fringe of the coal district pay- ing £100 a week. I think you are to be con- gratulated generally upon the position you hold with regard to pauperism. I find thai under the head of poor law £15,000 is collected and from other sources you obtain .£17,000 or in all perhaps £26,600. The total amount going to the relief of the poor, salaries of officers, interest upon buildings, etc., is £6,179. This leaves a sum of £10,200 which is spent for other purposes. This is certainly remunerative, it was not thrown into the sea like relief. I mean it comes back in the way of maintaining the roads, police and education. The County Rate took £4109, Rural District Council Rate, which included highways £2056, School Board expenses £2662, Parish Council expenses £111, School Attendance Committee £50. Then there are two items of £1,100, one of which was £352 for preparing registers and jury lists, and JE814 for collecting rates, and whereas your charge upon the Union is ls. 2d., the rest is represented by 2s. 4d., making a total of 3s. 6d. Turning to the indoor relief I must say that I always find the hcuse clean and the bedding clean with the ex- ception of those old bedsteads referred to, and I think the suggestion of doing away with them is a good thing, and will pay for the extra cost. Very often people say that these workhouses ought to be improved. I cannot improve them, that is for the Guardians to do, and it cannot be done unless the Guardians are prepared to increase the size of the house so as to allow for the classifica- tion of paupers. I do not think it is any real kindness to relieve people who are allowed to live in houses in country places which are not fit for habi- tation. But at all events it is for the Rural Dis- trict Council to try and improve these homes by getting better water laid on. The dampness of the houses prevented- the construction of privies, &c. If a Rural Councillor did this he would be able to say that he had done more than his predecessors. The true economy would be found in raising the standard of the oat-door pauper by improving the condition of the dwellings in the country districts, and I think this is the only way to do away with hereditary pauperism (applause).—The Chairman on behalf of the Board thanked Mr Bircham for his address. OUT-RELIEF. The following amounts have been paid in out- relief during the past fortnightPer Mr J. J. Hnghes, JE51 15s to 194 recipients; per Mr T. Vaughan, JE44 17s to 160 recipients; per Morgan, JE45 9s to 130 recipients. THE CARE OF THE CHILDREN. Mr Salmon moved, in accordance with notice, a motion to appoint an assistant to the matron at a salary of £15 per annum. He said that two years ago the industrial trainer left and ever since then all the duties had fallen upon the matron, anrl she had to look after the children. The children how- ever could not be properly looked after by the in- mates of the House the majority of whom were imbeciles.—Mr Miller seconded the proposition.— The Chairman said that they were not obliged to apply to the Local Government Board for sanction to do away with an assistant matron and therefore they could release her after six months. He might say that Mr Bircham strongly favoured the pro- posal.—Mr E. J. Evans opposed the scheme. If they appointed this person it would cost the rate- payers JE15 whereas they were only called upon to contribute £10 of the £20 formerly paid for an in. dustrial trainer. There were less paupers in the house and the Master's salary had been increased. Mr Miller That is wrong. The Master never had an increase and he is here to speak for himself.— Mr Evans Well, let him speak.—The Master said he applcd twice for an advance and had been refused. His salary was the same now as it was when he came. There were 133 inmates in the House at the time.—The Chairman And now there are 52.—Mr E. J. Evans: And- what in the corre- sponding week s-TLe Master Thirty-seven.—Mr Salmon What is it at the present time ? that is the question.—Mr E. J. Evans When the Master was appointed his salary and that of the matron amounted to £60, now it is £ 70.—The Master No. Mr Evans It was increased on July 14th, 1B90, to £70. It was carried upon the casting vote of the Chairman.—Mr Salmon Some old Guardian has misled Mr Evans (laughter).—The Clerk said he had no recollection ot it.—The Master said the Matron had had an increase of £5.-In replying Mr Salmon said that the person appointed would have to look after the children. At present they were in charge of imbeciles, and he thought that the house was becoming part of a lunatic asylum.—Mr E. J. Evans: That is a misleading statement. The children are not allowed to mix up with the im- beciles.—Mr Salmon Mr Evans knows nothing about the house. He has never been through. I have seen the children playing amongst the im- beciles and dining with them.—A vote was taken and the following voted for the proposition The Chairman, Messrs W. A. Miller, George Fossett Roberts, Evan Simon, E. Hughes, and T. E. Salmon. The rest of the Board including the Rev John Davies voted against the motion, which was lost by three votes.—Mr Salmon I am sorry for the poor children. MISCELLANEOUS. On the motion of Mr E. J. Evans, Mr Vaughan, relieving officer, was appointed collector of rela- tives' contributions.—On the motion of the same Guardian, seconded by Mr Salmon, the salary of the officer was increased by JE3 in order to balance the J63 salary following the duties of enquiry officer which he was not now allowed to hold. TOWN COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. Present Councillor John Jenkins (Mayor), Alderman T. Doughton, Councillors Dr. Harries, E. P. Wynne, G. Croydon Marks, R. Peake, and C. M. Williams, with Mr A. J. Hughes (town clerk), Mr Massey (assistant cleik), Dr. Thomas (medical officer), Mr H. L. Evans (borough accountant), and Mr Rees Jones (borough surveyor). SEA1S FOR PENDENNI8. A letter was read from Mr S. H. Lewis, agent of the Nanteos estate, to the effect that Mr Powell had consented to allow seats to be placed upon Pendennis upon the condition that there was no trespassing upon the tenants' fields, and breaking down the fences. He suggested that the Surveyor should fix upon the sites and then they could meet upon the spot. He also asked that the Council should give him a formally written permission to cart gravel from the beach as had already been verbally granted.—Alderman Doughton The Board of Trade has to do with that.—Councillor Peake I move that we write and thank them.—Alderman Doughton Yes; but you cannot comply with the request.—Councillor Peake I am dealing with the offer made.—Councillor Marks I second it. —Carried. THE TOWN BOATING CLUB. A letter was read from Mr T. H. Edwards, hon. sec. of the Town Boating Club, informing the council that the building operations now being carried on in Queen's road had damaged the boat house and a boat which coat £20 only last year was now buried in debris.—Councillor Peake moved that it be referred to the surveyor. — Alderman Dopghton The letter was read at the last Public Works Committee and referred to the Town Clerk. —The Town Clerk: If it is your pleasure I will confer with the surveyor and see what the relative position of the parties may be. Agreed. COLLINS' MINSTRELS. A letter was read from Mr Harry Collins, manager of the Minstrel Troupe, asking the council to take into consideration the question of reducing his fee of J660, as owing to the poor- ness of the season and the counter attractions in the town he would be at a loss to meet expenses. —Councillor Peake moved that it be referred to the General Purposes Committee. — The Town Clerk Perhaps he may be allowed to attend the meeting.—This was agreed to. CONDENSED MILK. The Camberwell vestry wrote asking the council to adopt a resolution calling upon the Government to insist that all vendors of condensed milk should have printed upon the tins particulars of the quantity of such milk required to obtain a pint of milk.—Dr Harries said that medictl men knew the quantities of such milk and invariably prescribed the quantity to be taken. The letter was left on the table. STALLS IN MARKET STREET. The Town Clerk referred to the complaints made as to strangers hawking stuff for sale and pitching their standings on the side walk in Market street. He was of opinion that there was sufficient evidence to justify the Corporation taking action. But before taking proceedings he desired to make further enquires from the Market Hall Company and report at the next meeting.—Councillor C. M. Williams Can we have the report upon the agenda ? —The Clerk Yes.—Alderman Donghton Will it include Marine Terrace?—The Clerk: Yes, it will apply to all places. DELIVERY OF LETTERS. Alderman Doughton I wish to ask the Town Clerk whether he has received any reply or com- munication from the Post Office officials. We spent £20 in sending a deputation to London a month or two ago, and, so far as I can see, no benefit will be derived from it. I have just received my letters on the way to the council, and have not had time to open them.—The Town Clerk I have received no communication. I wrote a week or two ago and will write again. My letters were only delivered at 9-15 just two hundred yards away from the post office. SEA BREEZES." Councillor Marks said that there was an in- spector from the post office staying in town, but owing to the stench arising from the sea weed on the shore (the gentleman described it as sewage) he had left the Marine terrace for Pier street. He appealed to Drs Thomas and Harries to disabuse the mind of this gentleman from such an impres- sion.—Dr Harries said that sea weed consisted of carbon, potash, and what was left after burning, iodine. The other part was more or less fibre, and during the drying process odoriferous elements were given away. Sea weed was really an article of diet, and in Scotland it was eaten. The Japs, the Icelanders, and the Irish all ate sea weed, and there was a certain class of seaweed eaten by our own seamen. It was one of the healthiest things they could have round the coast. The smell was not from decomposition, but science attributed it to the ozone given off by the drying of the seaweed in the sun. Ozone was the result of sea spray coming in contact with the wind. That was one of the advantages following a visit to the seaside. Ozone, too, was given off by fresh water; and if they took a test paper to the Devil's Bridge falls they would find it to be correct. Of course there was a smell from drying sea weeds, but it was not due to decomposition. If they took sea weed home and placed it in the oven they would find it giving off a smell; but he said it without fear of contradiction that there was no harm in it. He only hoped that the gentlemen of the Press would make it known that the smells were due to ozone and not to sewage. There was no sewer of any kind empty- ing in front of the Terrace, and it was quite a wrong thing to say that it was so.—Councillor Marks said he had not bronght it forward in a captious spirit. He had paid a visit to the place where the town sewer emptied itself into the rivers, and he was of opinion that it would be impossible for the sewerage to return to the shore once it was fairly launched into the sea. There was no doubt that the odour from the seed weed was distinctly unpleasant and he was very glad that Dr Harries had made that explanation.—Alderman Doughton said that it was impossible for the Sur- veyor to get the seed weed carted away on Saturday and Sunday. He knew that there was not a single outfall from any drain from Alltwyn (the harbour point, to Craiglas Rocks. Dr Harries: We admit that there is a smell; but it is almost a life-giving odour.—Dr Thomas (medical officer of health) corroborated previous statements. It was only upon occasions of warm southerly winds that the odour was more pro- nounced. As regards the health of the town, the town had never been in a better state. During last year there were only two cases of infectious diseases to report and they consisted of facial erysipelas. That alone spoke for the sanitary con- dition of the town. He did not believe that the smell complained of was injurious, but it was un- pleasant, and if it could be carted away at the time it would be a relief.—Dr Harries added that while in a moist state the weed was like a sponge and impregnated with brine.—The Surveyor said that he had carted away a considerable quantity from the front of the Terrace and also from the South Marine Terrace. He knew for a certainty that there was not a single main emptying into the sea in any part of the front.—The subject was then dropped. FORTHCOMING IMPROVEMENTS. A letter was read from the Local Government Board asking the Council to supply them with plans and estimates of the proposed workmen's cottages, before sanctioning an enquiry in respect of a proposal to borrow £.3,500. — Councillor Williams asked what position the Surveyor was in. There was great dissatisfaction in the town, but they did not blame the Surveyor for the delay. They knew that he had more work than he could do (hear, hear), and they ought to allow him some help in order to prepare the plans. —The Surveyor: Tile Town Clerk wrote to me about them last week and I hope to have them ready by next meeting.—Councillor Peake: What progress is being made with respect to the exten- tion of the Promenade ?—Alderman Doughton The money has not been applied for.—Councillor Peake: There is a resolution to that effect.—The Town Clerk: I think you will find that the resolution has been deferred.—Councillor Peake I think not. Anyone looking at the state of the traffic for the past week or fortnight will conclude that the sooner we get that enquiry held and the work carried out the better will it be.—Councillor Wynne: It was deferred because we could not borrow. — Councillor Peake said that it was a nuis- ance to walk up and down on the Promenade owing to the crush. He hoped the Town Clerk would look it up. and if it was not on the minutes he would put it on the agenda for next meeting.— Councillor Williams said that the whole thing was discussed in 1\5, and the Council was prepared to go to the extent of borrowing £13,000 or £14,000. At that time they had a very glowing state of affairs in the town. The rates were at a very low ebb at that time, but now there was a great change, and it would be-wise for them to re-consider their position. He would suggest that the matter be put upon the agenda for the next meeting.—Councillor Peake: Why were the rates low ? Because the Council ran into debt, and now the ratepayers were obliged to refund the money.Alderman Dough- ton I am sure that no one is more for getting the promenade extended than myself, as much as Mr Peake or any other. Other things should be taken and brought forward at this inquiry. I should like to know our position with respect to the Hotel Cambria—with regard to the seats, lounges, and benches placed outside the hotel. I take it that the hotel has been built upon the exact ground.— Councillor Marks No.—Alderman Doughton If not it has been dedicated to the public and any lounge or chair placed there is upon Corporation property.—The Mayor: That has nothing to do with the other case.—Alderman Doughton I am just going on with this because it is an obstruction there, and I don't want to see it an established fact. How can we summon tradesmen for obstruc- tion if we allow these to remain there ? The Hotel Cambria has no right to place those things out- side 'there.—Councillor Williams suggested that the Town Clerk^should report upon it.—Councillor Peake Thie has nothing to do with the inquiry. I revert back to my previous question.—Councillor Marks rose to a point of order. His friend Capt. Doughton attacked everything which was not in accordance with bis own views. He pointed out that the Company had given up a piece of ground to extend the promenade in front of the hotel and had placed plants there in order to hide the unsightly appearance of the end. No one connected with the company would do anything to prevent a stream of people passing that way, and if the shrubs were considered an obstruction they would be taken away and placed in their own grounds, where they would be glad of them.—Alderman Doughton: I have only just one word-The Mayor: We are not dealing with that now.— Alderman Doughton You allowed Mr Marks. Are these seats to be left there for the use of the hotel ? Is it right ? When two of our citizens went and sat down there out came a flunkey and told them they must go because they had no right there (laughter).—The discussion then stopped. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. Councillor Peake proposed the adoption of the Public Works report.—Alderman Doughton said that Councillor Peake was not there and knew nothing about it.—Councillor Peake: I know as much about it as you do.—Alderman Doughton You know nothing about it. I was Councillor Peake: I propose, and you take a back seat (laughter).—The report was adopted.—There was no other business. PETTY SESSIONS.—WEDNESDAY. Before Messrs John Jenkins (mayor), C M. Wil- liams, T Hughes Jones, R. J. J. Jones, J. Lewis, and Isaac Hopkins. OFFENCE AGAINST THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.— Richard O. Pugh, Rhydyfelin, was summoned for having falsely represented himself as a bona-Me traveller and obtaining four pennyworth of brandy at the Lion Hotel on Sunday, July 31. The case was adjourned from the last Court for the appear. ance of the defendant, who now pleaded guilty.— The Bench consulted in private, and fined the defendant 108 6d and costs. STREET OBSTRUCTIONS.—Mrs Catherine Lloyd, of Newry House, Mill Street, was charged by P.C Rowlands with obstructing the footway on August 11th by allowing two sacks of corn to remain there- on. The sacks were there from 11-30 to 3 p.m. The defendant did not appear. By the Bench The defendant had been warned before. Mr Lloyd appeared after the case had been heard and admitted that the sacks were on the pavement, but they were removed as soon as the officer reported it. Fined 2s 6d and costs.—Nicholas Dillaser, Princess street, orjiion seller, was charged by P.S. Phillips with obstructing the roadway alongside the meat market on Suuday by allowing a cart to remain thereon. The defendant said the cart had been left there every year they had been in the town. He was sorry to leave it there if it was against the law.—Fined 2s 6d and costs. FURIOUSLY RIDING.—Edwin Rowe, 7, Cyn.fryn Buildings, was charged with riding a bicycle furiously in Queen's road on August 13th. Evidence was given by P.C. Jerman who said that the defen- dant was riding at the rate of 15 miles an hour (laughter).—Defendant: I stopped within four yards.—P.C. Jerman said that the defendant did not stop when he put up his hand. Defendant also gave bis wrong address.—By Mr R. J. Jones: How can you judge the speed ? I ride myself.-—Defen- dant I shouted all right, and I could not have done that if I was going at the rate of 15 miles an hour. Fined 2s 6d.-Mr C. M. Williams It is to be hoped that the police will keep a sharp eye on the terrace. There are great complaints from the visitors about the speed at which the bicyclists ride.—Supt. Phillips It shall have our attention. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Edmund Davies, of Chalybeate street, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Trefechan on the previous Sunday and challenging Robert Roderick Ellis to fight.— P.C. Phillips gave evidence and stated that there was a large crowd of people assembled there at the time.—Defendant said that he had been at the Devil's Bridge and got a little drink. He was aggravated, and having a hasty temper picked a quarrel. The charge against bim by Ellis was withdrawn with the permission of the Bench.— Ellis now appeared and asked that it should be withdrawn.—The defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs.—Elizabeth Davies, of St. David's place, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on August 15th.—Evidence was given by P.C. Row- lands, who said that the defendant kept up a disturbance until one o'clock in the morning. Defendant: Can you swear I was drunk? (laugh- ter).—Officer: Yes.—Defendant: Can you swear? Yes.—I was not drunk.—P.S. Phillips said that he saw the defendant on the evening in question. She was drunk and exceptionally disorderly, disturbing the whole neighbourhood in the middle of the night. There were three previous convictions within the last twelve months.—The Clerk: Do you admit these?—Defendant: Yes. It's a good job Aber- ystwyth people can pay.—The Clerk Silence.— Fined 10s and costs, in default 14 days. CASES WITHDRAWN.—The charge against Sarah White, St John's Buildings, of assaulting Owen Jones on August 11th, was upon the application of Mr W. P. Owen allowed to be withdrawn. The same course was permitted in the case of against Leek, in which James Leek, postman, Towyn, was charged with ill-treating his wife and neglecting his family.
BORTH. SEA DEFENCE.—On Tuesday and Wednesday a bazaar was held at the Assembly Room in aid of the sea defence fund. The great storm which visited the coast in October, 1896, told terribly on the village. Some houses were completely de- molished, and it was considered a hopeless task to attempt to rebuild without first making some adequate provision to prevent the further inroads of the sea. After some deliberation Mr Case's scheme was adopted. This scheme which provides for the erection of seven groynes, will involve an outlay of £1,300. Of this sum £500 has already been collected. The bazaar was opened on Tues- day by Mrs J. C. Harford, Falcondale, and on Wed- nesday by Mrs Basil Jones, Gwynfryn. Among the patrons were Lady Pryse, Gogerddan; Lady Pryce-Jones, Mrs Pryse-Pryse, Lodge Park; Mrs E. Powell, Mrs Loxdale, Mrs Francis, Wallog; and Mrs Thring, Uppingham. The principal stall- holders were Mrs Kenyon, Miss Beresford, Mrs Evans, Vicarage; Mrs and Miss Corfield, Oswestry; Miss Daw, Mrs Donelley, Mrs Davies, Lincoln and Mrs Morgan, Nantceirio. Miss Watkin and Colonel Feilden acted as secretaries. The death is announced of Mrs Owen, mother of
the Bishop of St. David's, who had latterly been residing with her son at Abergwili Palace. Mrs Owen remained throughout life a member of the Calvinistic Methodist Connexion. The Sardis, Saron, and Braichywaun Congrega- tional Churches, near Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, have sent a unanimous invitation to Mr D. H. Harris, a student of the Old College, Carmarthen, to undertake their pastoral charge. Mr Harris in. tends to accept the invitation.
CARDIGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting of the Cardigan County Council was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Thursday, there being present, Councillor J C Harford, Falcondale, chairman, presiding; Alfler- men J Powell, Blaenwerc Morgan Evans, Oakford, J James, Ffynonhowell; T Mason Jones, Ysbytty Ystwyth; W T Davies, Felinfach; J M Howell, Aberayron; J H Davies. Cwrtmawr; T H R Hughes, Neuaddfawr; C M Williams, and Peter Jones, Aberystwyth. Councillors J R Howell, Llandygwydd Edward Jones, Talybont; J 0 Davies, New Quay; H Bonsall, Bow street; Joseph Parry, Goginau; E H James, Aberystwyth; D Davies, Llanddewibrefi D J Williams, Tregaron; Edward I Evans, Strata Florida; Vaughan Davies, M.P., J Llanfarian; Ehima Jones, Aberayron; Daniel Evans, Llandyssul; Benjamin Jones, Llanilar; T Evans, Llangranog; Jenkin Jenkins, Felinfach D Jenkins, Nantcwnlle; D Lloyd, Aberbank; J J Davies, Llanafan R Jones, Llandysiliogogo; D Jones, Peubryn; T Pennant Phillips, Llandyssul; D Jenkins, Lledrod W Evans, Cwmrheidol; D C Roberts, Aberystwyth; Jenkin Lewis, Cilcennin; tajor Price Lewes, Tyglynaeron; B Davies Evans, I Llariwenog; Mr H C Fryer, Count) Clerk; Mr Howell Evans, Chief Constable; and Messrs Roderick Lloyd and David Davies. MR. GLADSTONE'S DEATH. The Chairman said before proceeding with the business on the agenda he thought he might state that as the Chairman's representative he was asked to attend the funeral of Mr Gladstone and feeling that the council would wish him to do so he did attend. He also read an invitation to become a member of the executive committee which was beieg formed to put up monuments in various parts of the country to perpetuate Mr Gladstone's memory and as chairman of the most Liberal County Council he had sent in his name as a member (applause.) He added that that meeting was the first since the death of Mr Gladstone. So much had been written and said on the subject that he thought it was not necessary to make speeches on the subject, but he had no doubt that the council would desire to pass a vote of condo- lence and sympathy with the family in their bereavement. He moved that a formal vote of condolence be recorded in the minute book. — Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., seconded the vote, which was unanimously passed in silence. CORRESPONDENCE. The Clerk notified that Mr William Evans, Pont- erwyd, had been elected for Cwmrheidol in the place of Mr John Morgan, Bwadrain, deceased. A communication respecting an order in Council placing the responsibility on the County Council of providing metric standards for weights and measures was deferred for the time being. The Board of Works wrote on the subject of the Aber- ayron hall being used for County Court purposes and offering 10s 6d per sitting for the use.—The Clerk explained that hitherto £5 per year had been paid to the caretaker but by the new arrangement the money would go to the County Council.—The letter was referred to the committee already appointed in reference to the hall.—A resolution passed by the County Councils' Association that certain powers invested in local authorities should be vested in County Councils or County Boroughs on their application was read.—Alderman Peter Jones thought it of vital importance that this prin- ciple of decentralisation should be acted upon, and he gave notice that he would move a resolution at the next meeting on the terms submitted in the resolution. SOUTHERN DIVISION REPORT. The report of the Main Roads Committee for the southern division was read and adopted. The Surveyor's estimate of JE550 to meet the expenses of the roads in this division was approved. The committee agreed that caution and danger boards offered by the C.T.C. should not be placed on the roads.—A discussion occurred over this matter and a motion was moved that the boards should be put up by the Surveyors in dangerous places throughout the county, it being thought that it would not en- tail much expense as the boards would be supplied free.—It was pointed out that the Council at the last meeting agreed that the C.T.C. should be per- mitted to put them up at their own expense, and that that resolution must be rescinded and notice given.—Eventually, the recommendation of the committee was approved. ACCIDENT TO THE STEAM ROLLER NEAR ABERYST- WYTH THE DRIVER DISMISSED. In his report to the Northern Division Com- mittee, the Surveyor reported that on July 20th an accident occurred to the steam roller when travel- ling up the Rhydyfelin hill, near Aberystwyth. The driver failed to get the steam to act and the machine became unmanageable and ran backwards for about 200 yards. The front rollers were severed from the engine, and one of the wheels was broken and minor parts were damaged, as well as the water cart being smashed.—The Committee recom- mended that the roller and cart should be sent to the makers at Birmingham for thorough repair, and the Executive Committee was instructed to examine the driver and to enquire into his oonduct, on the occasion of the accident and report.—The Clerk stated that the Committee examined the driver and unanimously agreed to discharge him.—Mr C. M. Williams asked if the man had been discharged. He tnought the Committee agreed to discharge the man on Saturday.—The Surveyor (Mr Lloyd) said the man was discharged, but he had to take him back again on account of the work at the quarry.— Mr C. M. Williams thought it was right to say that it was the unanimous wish of the Committee that the man should be discharged from the service of the County Council altogether. He thought the Surveyor should have discharged him as instructed and he took it that he would do so.—The Clerk said he had it in his notes that he was to be discharged from Saturday.—The matter then dropped, the recommendation to have the roller and cart repaired was agreed to, and the report approved. PWLLHOBI CHANNEL. The Surveyor reported that nothing had been done to the stone channel at Pwllhobi, near Aber- ystwyth. The District Council should be called upon either to take up the channel or to lower it. Great complaints were still made concerning it.— The Committee recommended that the work of raising the road at Pwllhobi and of altering the channel, where necessary, be carried out by the Surveyor, and the sum of JEIO offered by the Aber- ystwyth Rural District Council towards the cost of the work should be accepted, and the Council agreed to the recommendation. BORTH SEA DEFENCE. At the Northern Main Roads Committee an application from the Borth Sea Defence Committee for assistance towards the cost of groynes to be constructed at a total cost exceeding £1,200 was considered.—The Committee resolved that the Council contribute £100 towards the general scheme of groynes at Borth.— Mr Joseph Parry, who brought up the report, moved the adoption of the recommendation. — Alderman Peter Jones, in seconding the proposal, said there was about a mile and a half of main road on the margin of the sea board at Borth, and the Council had already incurred a considerable sum on the upper section of the road. The sea had made very serious inroads there duricg the past two years, and united effort had been made by the inhabitants of the district to have a complete scheme of groynes for a length of about a mile, and if the object would be attained there would be a possibility of the Council not requiring to defend the maid road in the future. He thought it right to act jointly with the local committee in the matter, because, as he had already said, the Council had spent a large sum of money there. He believed the outlay would represent some £1,600, and in fact a tender which had already been accepted for that section of the work represented something like £1,250, and all they asked for was that the Council should contribute one-twelfth. The responsibility of the Council's risk to the road was representative of more than one-twelfth, and under the circumstances he thought it would be a wise expenditure. — The Chairman agreed with the last speaker, and said he had been at Borth. In voting that sutn the Council would not be contributiug to the groynes to protect the houses, but the groynes to protect the main road, and the Council were therefore justified in voting the sum. The people of Borth had made a great effort in collecting such a large sum, and as they had helped themselves he thought the Council should help them. He hoped the Council would unanimously pass the vote that day. —The proposition was unanimously agreed to. OVERLOADING THE VEHICLES. A letter was received from Mrs James, Aberyst- wyth. secretary of the local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stating that she had been requested by the branch to bring to the notice of the Council the matter of over- loading country vehicles in order to induce them to make a by-law to limit the number of persons to be drawn by one horse or two horses in the same way as the by-laws in force in the borough of Aberystwyth. She added that it was stated in the meeting that as many as 33 persons were counted in one brake on the Ponterwyd road. The police were supposed to watch these, but they were the greatest offenders. A hope was expressed that something would be done to put a stop to the evil.—The Chairman did not think the Council had power to deal with the matter. He added that he saw a considerable number of the vans referred to, and the horses were in excellent condition which was a credit to the police. It was a slur on the police to send such a letter. However, if any member had a proposal to make, he would submit it.—Alderman C. M. Williams said he was not going to make a proposal on the question, as it was a very large one. He would propose that the Clerk should write to the other County Councils asking them if they had by-laws in force regulating this kind of traffic. When the replies were received, the Council could further consider the matter.-Major Lewes thought the County Council had nothing to do with the matter. It would be difficult to decide as to over- loading, because one van might be a very heavy one, and another might be a very light one and could carry more people. If there was any over- drawing, it was the duty of the police to look after it.— Mr J. M. Howell seconded Mr Williams's proposition, and it was agreed to. FINANCE. The Finance Committee reported that the balance in hand for the year ended June 30th was £2,017 10s 6d, the receipts being £8,006 2s Od and payments £5,988 lis 6d. They recommended pay- ments for the quarter amounting to £1,240, and payments of JE360 for a bridge over the Castell at Ponterwyd and other payments, and that applica- tion be made to the Local Government Board for permission to borrow the money to cover the above capital expenditure.—The recommendations were passed: LAMPETER PAVEMENTS. The Finance Committee reported that a deputa- tion from Lampeter Town Council attended the meeting and discussed the question of payment for urban foot pavements and the claim made, and presented through the Local Government Board, for payment in respect of the cost of the pave- ments recently laid down by the Lampeter Cor- poration alongside the old main roads within the borough, the total cost of which was stated to be £236 4s 7Jd. An understanding wa3 come to that the Lampeter Corporation would withdraw their claim.—Alderman Williams added the deputation promised to write to the clerk to that effect.-A letter was read from the Clerk of the Lampeter Council stating that at a meeting held on August 3rd it was resolved to write to the Local Govern- ment Board asking them to stay proceedings as there was a probability of a settlement with the County Council, and they had irequested the County Council to adopt certain main roads.— Alderman C. M. Williams said the letter did not express the sense of the understanding arrived at with the deputation. Mr D. Lloyd mentioned something about the roads, but the committee would take no conditions. The matter, therefore, was in the same position as before.—The Chairman regretted that the letter did not agree with the arrangement arrived at, and regretted that such a letter should have been written.—Alderman C. M. Wiliams suggested that the Clerk should be in- structed to write to Lampeter Town Council stat- ing that the latter did not contain the arrangement arrived at between the deputation and committee. —This was agreed to. ROAD FROM LLANFIHANGEL. An application was received from the Aberys. twyth Rural District Council for an order declaring the highway leading from Maesnewydd to Llaufi- hangel railway station a main road.—Mr Edward Jones moved that the application be granted and said the feeling of the district was much in favour of it.—The Clerk stated that a provisional order was made some years ago that the Council should take this road up if it was widened in some parts. The work had not been done and the confirmatory order was never issued.— Mr Edward Jones said the Council had taken roads over which were narrower than this.—Mr Jones secorfded the proposition.— Alderman Peter Jones said the traffic was very heavy on this road, but before the Council would take it up he proposed that the attention of the Aberystwyth Rural Council should be drawn to the conditions laid down and asking them to comply with them in the first instance.—Dr Lewis seconded the amendment, which was carried on being put to the meeting. MOTIONS. Mr Daniel Jenkins, moved that it was advisable that drinking troughs should be erected in suitable places on the country main roads.—Mr T. Mason Jones seconded the proposition.—It was pointed out that the Council had no power to defray the cost of finding the water for the troughs, but the resolution was passed and forwarded to the Local Government Board with a view to ascertaining whether anything could be done in the matter.— Mr Daniel Evans moved that the Council make a grant of £150 towards the cost of deviating the main road at Llandyssul, but the motion was lost for the third time.—The Council then rose. _-+-
CARNO. AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. The first show under the auspices of the above Society was held on Thursday under most favour- able circumstances on fields belonging to the Alleppa Merchants' Inn, kindly lent for the occa- sion by Mrs Wilson. Those who took most active part in the formation of the Society were Capt. Adams and Mr E. B. Proctor. The movement was enthusiastically taken up by ladies and gentlemen, who worked assiduously until the success that followed Wednesday's proceedings crowned their efforts and was the best possible reward. Naturally enough in a show held for the first time the arrangements were not perfect, as the majority of the stewards had not done similar duties before, while even the exhibitors brought their exhibits for the first time. Under the circumstances the committee must be complimented on their first attempt. Mr E. B. Proctor made a most efficient and courteous secretary. The following were the officers President, Capt Adams, Plas Llyssyn, who was on the ground all day attending to everybody; executive committee, Messrs J Breeze, Glanhanog; J Jarman, Hendre; T Jones, Siop-y-groes; S Jones, Castell; E Morgan, Glanbanog; T Thomas, Craigfryn, and T Tibbott, Trawscoed. Prizes were given in agriculture, horticulture, and industrial work. In the agricultural classes the cart stallion exhibited by Mr E. Griffith, TowJn, was a mag- nificent one. It easily took the prize. The classes for ponies were of high merit. The pony exhibited by Mr Proctor, which has secured prizes at other shows, again proved successful. Some defects were to be noticed in the cart horses. It was to be regretted that there were only two entries for the turn-outs, but the winner of the prize deserved it. The foals were very promising. In the cattle section there was a good show, especially of Herefords. The first prize for a Hereford bull in the open was taken by Mr Evan Davies, Red House, with a good specimen. The exhibits in the local classes generally were good. For the black cow, in calf or milk, the prize was awarded to Mr E. Jones, Ystrad, with a very good and heavy cow. The show of Hereford cows was satisfactory, but showed evident signs that there is room for the Society to improve cattle in the district. The prize for the cow, open only to Carno, was awarded to the same exhibitor as took the prize in the open class. In the sheep classes Welsh ewes made an excellent show. Welsh rams were good, but the cross-bred ewes were fair. The ewes exhibited by Mr Phillips, Llwynbrain, were probably the best in the show. Roots were poor generally. The horti- cultural exhibits were nicely arranged on tables in a tent and showed to much advantage. The butter was highly praised, whilst in judging the bread the judges had great difficulty in deciding upon the best. The industrial classes should be encouraged. The show has justified its existence in every way, and there is room to think that its financial success, judging by the large number of persons in the field, will be such as to put the Society on a firm basis, and that the show will be held year after year for the improvement of farming and gardening in the district. The judges were :—Horses, Dr Davies, Machynlleth, and Mr Grindell, Bristol. Cattle and cross-bred sheep, Mr Kinsey, Caersws, and Mr Morgan, Baheillon. Welsh sheep, Mr T. R. Pryce, Llangurig. Sheep shearing, Mr Vaughan, Hafod. Pigs, Mr Davies, Dolhafren. Horticultural exhibits, Mr E. Jones, Newtown. Wild flowers and indus- trial classes, Mrs Norton and Mrs Robinson. LIST OF PRIZES. AGRICULTURAL.—Best pair of cart horses, 1 E Jones, Ystradfawr; 2 Maurice Tibbott, Trawscoed. Ca.rt mare or gelding, 1 Capt Adams, 2 William Jones, Alltyfronddu. Foal, 1 Thomas Breeze, Glanhanog 2 A Davies, Tymawr vhc John Evans, Caedirion. Cob, not over 13-2, 1 E B Proctor, he Joseph Lloyd. Hill pony, not over 12-2,1 E B Proctor, 2 R Gittins, Post Office. Cart yearling, 1 Thomas Breese, 2 John Evans, Bryn Coch. Cob foal, 1 S Jones, Castell; 2 Joseph Lloyd. Cob, not over 15, 1 Joseph Lloyd, 2 J Thomas, Craigfryn. Hereford bull, 1 Thomas Jarman, Hendre, Cwmllwyd; 2 John Thomas. Black cow in calf or milk (given by the Rev J Dixon), 1 E Jones, Ystrad 2 E B Proctor, Tybrith. Hereford cow in calf or milk, 1 A W Davies, Tymawr 2 Evan Roberts, Brithdir he W Jones, Allt. Pair of bullocks, any age, 1 E Morgan, Glanbanog. Heifer and calf, 1 A W Davies 2 T Gittins, Smithy; he S Jones, Castell. Pair two-year- old bullocks, 1 E Morgan, 2 R Owen, Penybont, Llan- brynmair. Pair two-year-old heifers, 1 T Breese, 2 T Jarman, he J Stephens, Pentre. Pair yearlings, 1 E Morgan, 2 E Breese, he E Roberts. Yearling bullock or heifer, 1 T Tibbott, Trawscoed he T Breese. Welsh ewes, 1 D Brown, Tycoch 2 E Jones, Ystrad he Evan Bebb, Sam. Welsh cross-bred ewes, 1 A W Davies, 2 J Thomas, Craigfryn. Cross-bred Welsh ram, W Griffith, Wgi. Pure Welsh ram, 1 E Jones, 2 Capt Adams. Cottager's pig, 1 Thomas Evans, Pentre Canol; he Mrs Betsey Gittins. Pig in the yard, 1 R Gittins vhc R Swancott, Coeddu Cottage he J Jones, Siop-y-Groes. Twenty heads black oats, D Hamer, Rhosyr. Twenty heads white oats, J Thomas, Craig* fryn. Twenty heads wheat, D Hamer, Rhosyrhaidd Twenty heads barley, J Thomas. Turnips, D Morgan, Croesty. Mangolds, A W Davies. FARM PRODUCE AND COTTAGE.-Pair of dressed chickens, 1 Mrs Griffiths, Wgi; 2 R Davies, Tymawr. Dressed ducks, 1 Mrs Swancott, 2 Sarah Humphreys. 12 eggs (given by Miss Adams), 1 Mrs M Jones, Dol- friog 2 Mrs Wellings, Station. Two half-pound pats of fresh butter, 1 Miss Stephens, Pentreissa 2 D Hamer. Rhosyrhaidd. Four-pound cottage loaf (given by Mrs Andrew Davies), 1 Mrs Annie Evans, 2 Mrs Elizabeth Jones. HORTICULTURAL. — Best collection of vegetables (Plas Lyssun, Tybrith and Llysywen excepted), 1 Mrs Evan Humphreys, 2 John Owen, Rose Cottage. Collec- tion of six cut out-door flowers, 1 Mrs Proctor, 2 Capt. Adams. Best bunch of wild flowers for boys and girls under If). 1 E Evans, Hendre 2 Willie Wellings he Catherine Watkins and Oliver Gittins. Best bunch of wild flowers for boys and girls under 10 (given by Mrs Proctor), 1 Blodwen Williams, 2 Bernard Proctor. Window plant, 1 Mrs S Jones, Castell. Kidney potatoes. 1 Capt Adams, 2 A Davies. Winter potatoes, 1 A Davies, 2 Thomas Jones. Peas, 1 Mrs Proctor, 2 Mrs Griffiths, Wgi. Carrots, 1 Mrs Proctor, Rose Cottage. Pansies, 1 Rev J Dixon, 2 Miss Lewis. Stocks, 1 Mrs Proctor, 2 Captain Adams. Asters, 1 Capt Adams. Mangolds, 1 Mrs Jane Owen, 2 Mrs Wilson. Dahlias, 1 Rev J Dixon, 2 Capt Adams. Carnations, 1 Mrs A Davies, 2 Mary Jones, Castell- Collection of vegetables (9 varieties), 1 Capt Adams, 2 John Owen. Vegetable marrows, 1 Capt Adams Honey in comb, 2 Mrs Evans. Dish of clarified honey, 2 Mrs Thomas Gittins. INDUSTRIAL.—-Hand-made flannel shirt for women (given by Mrs Adams), 1 Annie Edwards, 2 Mrs Mosefl Jones, he Jane Betts. Hand-made chemise for girls over fourteen. 1 Annie J Gittins, Smithy 2 Annie Goodwin, Tanyllyn he M A Ingram, Caedu Cottage. Hand-made flannel petticoat (given by the Rev Mr Dixon), 1 Jane Morgan, Penlan 2 Elizabeth E Evans, Hendre; he Emily Wellings, Station. Kettle-holder (for infants under ten), 1 Cordelia Owen, 2 Janet Owen, he Mary Matilda Gittins. Traced map of England and Wales (given by Mr W H F Adams), 1 John Jones, Creigfryn; 2 Wm George Wellings, he Alfred Jones, Castell. Knitted stockings for old women (given by Mrs Williams, Southsea), 2 Mrs Humphreys, he Mrs Higgs. OPEN PRIZE LIST.—Cart stallion (.£1, given by Capt Adams), 1 Edward Griffith, Penyparc, Towyn. Hereford bull, 1 Evan Davies, Red House, Caersws 2 John Edwards, Henfron, Montgomery he Evan Jones, Henblas. Five ewes, 1 John Phillips, Llwynbrain, Henblas. Five ewes, 1 John Phillips. Llwynbrain, Caersws. • Black bull, 1 Edward Vaughan, Llyssun, Llanerfyl. Cob not over 15-2, 1 Wm Vaughan, Hafod. Llanerfyl 2 Lieut-Col Hesketh. Trotting match (prizes given by Mr C W Norton, Newtown), 1 M Ashton, Belandeg 2 Thomas Watkin, Llanllugan 3 Mr Phillips, Carnedd. Trotting match (local), 1 Mr Rees, Pandyrhos; 2 Mr Phillips, Llwynbrain, Caersws. Best turn-out, 1 Wm Thomas, Hafod, Trefeglwys. Best pony under 13-1, must have been in the possession of exhibitor two months before show and not having won a prize before (prize given by Mrs Andrew Davies), 1 Lieut-Col Hesketh. Sheep shearing competition (open), two lambs (prize given by Capt Adams), 1 T Jones. Aberhosan. Sheep shearing competition (local), 1 John Williams, Tynewydd, Carno. After the show a dinner was given at the Alleppa Inn, when there was a large nnmber present. The President of the show (Captain Adams) presided. The catering of Mrs Wilson was excellent. Speeches dealing with the success that has followed the formation of the Society were given.
MACHYNLLETH. COVTY COURT.—This Court was held on Satur- day, but there ;vere no cases of interest down for hearing. CHOIR TREAT AND PRESENTATION.—In response to the kind invitation of Canon and Mrs Trevor, the Rectory, the Church Choir, numbering about 60, together with a large number of Church friends met at the Rectory on Thursday afternoon, where Mrs Trevor had tables on the beautiful lawn ready for tea. In addition to the choir the following ladies and gentlemen were present:—Dr and Mrs Davies. Mr Sackville Phelps (Newlands), Mrs Cooper (Newlands), Mr Gilbertson Pritchard (Cen- iarth), Mrs Pritchard (Ceniarth), Mr and Mrs D. E. R, Griffith (L. & P. Bank), Miss Mathers, Mrs Clifford Brown, Mrs Walton, Mrs Anwyl (Llugwy), Mrs and Miss Bonsall (Galltyllan), Miss Mabel Evans (Rectory), Mrs Davies (Maldwyn House), Mr E. S. R. Trevor, Mr T. R. Williams (Uwchygarreg), Mrs Howell, Mrs John Morris, Mrs E. Edwards, Mrs Evans (Dovey View), Mr George Pryce (Plas Estate Office), the Rev D. T. Hughes (curate), Misses Mary Williams, Jennie Williams, Nellie Harries, Lollie Harries, Katie Morris, Agnes Jones, Lizzie Evans, Pollie Leek, Mr Johnnie Edwards, Mr David Williams, Mr W. Hughes, &c.—After full justice had been done to the tea and cake the young ones, who appeared none too comfortable after the heavy tea, indulged in games of cricket and rounders, led on in their enjoyment by Mr E. S. R. Trevor, of Oxford, who entered fully into the spirit of the games. At six o'clock all assembled in front of the Rectory, where an interesting ceremony took place. On a neat little table was seen a set of silver tea things. All having assembled, Canon Trevor, the Rector of the parish, said it was a source of great pleasure to Mrs Trevor and himself to see so many present who were sworn supporters of the dear old Church. He felt proud of the choir and especially of the little boys, who gave their services so willingly and voluntarily. Canon Trevor laid great stress upon the spirit of working voluntarily and hoped in time to see the Welsh part of the choir in their surplices, and trusted they all would remain staunch and true to the Church. He then said he had a pleasant duty to perfo/m, viz., to read an illuminated address to one of the sidesmen—Mr Thomas Parsons—who had lately taken to himself an accomplished lady for a wife. Canon Trevor read the address which was worded as follows:— To Mr Thomas Parsons, Burcombe House, Mach- ynlleth. Dear Mr Parsons,—We, your friends and well-wishers, take the opportunity on the occasion of your marriage, to present you with a small token of our great appreciation of your good work and devotion to the interests of the Church in your native town of Machynlleth, and so we hope yon will accept this teapot, cream jug, case of teaspoons, sugar tongs and cruet stand. That you and yoru wife may enjoy every happiness, and that God's blessing may attend you all the days of your life is the hearty desire of us all. (Signed\ T. W. TREVOR, rector; D. T. HUGHES, curate; W. E. GILBERTSON PRITCHARD and ALFRED O. DAVIES, M.D., church wardens; together with 10 sidesmen and 12 friends, August 11th, 1898." He then called upon Mrs Trevor to make the presentation which she accordingly did in a sweet and natural manner. Mr Parsons replied, and on behalf of his wife and himself thanked all very much for their very great kindness to them. He assured all present that he greatly appreciated the gifts, and more than the gifts the motive and spirit in which they were given. The address was beautifully done by Mr David Morgan (Messrs Evans and Gillart) and the presents were supplied Mr D. Evans, jeweller of this town. The following is a list of subscribers to the presentation :—Canon and Mrs Trevor, Dr Davies, Lady Londonderry, Messrs Duke Williams, N. P. Rank, D E R Griffith, L. P. Bank, Phelps, Newlands, Williams, Uwchy Garreg, John Morris, Campbell, Brynllwydwvn, John Davies, Mrs Morgan, LlwYll House, Mrs Williams, Skinners' Arms, Mr Henry, Plas, agent, Wynnstay Hotel; Mr Edmund Gillart, Mrs Adam Evans, Mr and Mrs Howell, School House, Mr Wakefield, Mrs Morris, Norton House. The following is a list of the wedding presents: Silver cabinet, Bride to Bridegroom; sewing machine and easy chair, Bridegroom to Bride; piano, Bride's mother, Southgate; gold bracelet, Mr and Mrs George Parsons, Machynlleth; marble clock and ornaments, Mr C Fowler, Shepherds Bush house linen, Miss M Fowler, Highbury; linen and cushion, Mr and Mrs E Fowler, Fulham; dinner service, Mr and Mrs Reed, Regent's Park cheese dish and plate, Mr H Mears, Midsomer Norton; salad bowl, Mrs Tomlinson, Southgate; lamp and shade, Day School Children and Teachers, Bromley silver jam spoon, Miss Heuse, Romsey electro silver spoon and cushion, Miss Wadkins, Southgate; electro silver dish and spoon, Mr and Mrs Wilton, Teddington; silver biscuit jar, Misses Bevan, Syston silver butter dish and knife, Mioses Deeks, Teddington; silver butter knife, Miss A Newborne, East Stow; silver sugar tongs, Miss Dowman, Highbury; pickle fork, sardine servers, two pin cushions, two vases and two platinotype photos, Mrs Wade, Teddington; silver toast rack, Mr Leggott, Southgate electro silver carver rest, Miss A Humphreys, Machynlleth silver tea pot, sugar basin, cream jug and tray, Mr Wilson, Hol- born; afternoon tea set, Mr Davis, Cardiff; ink stand, Mr Green, Buckingham ornaments, Miss Blackmore, Twickenham photo screen, Miss White, Maidstone; Opal and stand, Mr Hearne, Windsor needle case, Miss Higgins, Ramsgate; book volumes, Rev D T Hughes, curate, Machynlleth; toilet covers, Mr Rhys Lewis, Machynlleth; pin cushion and trinket box, Mrs Samuel, Norwich; work basket, Miss Woods, London; wall texts, Miss L Newborne, East Stow; fancy cabinet, Mr Daniel, Ontario; dressing case, Mr E. Fowler, Lancaster; saucepan, Mrs Wescott, Bromley; blotter, Miss Nicholls, Barnet; antimacassars, Mrs Lane, South- gate; paper knife and tray cloth, Miss Ellis, South- gate; damask cloth and suet grates, Mrs Hunt, Southgate; afternoon tea cloth, Dr and Mrs Williams, MachynUeth tea pot, Mrs Edward Jones, Tottenham House; photo and frame watch stand, Master Tomlinson, Southgate; photo frame, Mr Johnson, Windsor; photo frame, Mrs Pearce, Rich- mond photo frame, Miss Alliston, Cheltenham; watch stand, Mr Marlow, Islington; sugar basin and cream jug, Miss Marpole, Machyulleth; flower vase and jam dishes, Miss Evans, Board School.
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