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ABERDOYEY. DEBATING SOCIETY.—At the last meeting of the Calvinistic Methodist Literary Meeting, Mr W Jones Hughes presiding, a debate took place on whether the conquest of Wales by the Saxon bad been an advantage or a disadvantage to Wales. Mr T Bowen endeavoured to show that it had been great advantage, and Miss Pugh, Board School, pointed to some disadvantages which had resulted from the union of the two countries. A majority favoured the view that the union had proved a beneficial one. CRICKET—The local cricket club is at present spending about £30 to make a proper pitch on the land between the railway station and the main road leading from Aberdovey to Towyn. As a large number of cricketers visit Aberduvey during the season, this decision is a wise one. NEW HOUSES.—Mr A Williams, contractor, has erected two very fine houses on the front at Aber- dovey. One i being occupied by Dr Bonner. The other (Minydon) is neariug completion. The houses are exceedingly well built and cost about £3,000. Captain John Williams contemplates building a new house. THE INDEPENDENTS.—Mr J P Lewis presided over the deliberations of this society on Monday evening, when Mr John Lumley, sen, gave an address on The life of the late Hugh Owen, Bron- clydwr," a prominent figure in the history of Con- gregationalism in the Northern part of the Princi- pality. A debate then ensued on the influence of novels. Mr Williams. R.O., spoke to the effect that novels had had an elevating effect on the minds of the people. Captain T Walters spoke against this view. Mr W D Evans, hairdresser, supported the former, and Mr Philip Evans and Alderman J Hughes Jones the latter. On putting the question to a vote the latter view was carried by a majority. THE RECHABITES. — On Friday evening the Rechabite Tent held tn-: ir annual dinner at the Board School. During the year new members were enrolled, the membership now numbering 62. The juvenile tent shows an increase of 18 mem'bers, the members now being 39. The Ilechabite Male Voice Party gave a part song, after which Mr \V D Evar.s proposed the toast of the" Guests," to which Mr W J Ives, Mr John Lutnley, and Mr W Jones, C.C., responded. Mr Hugh Lewis contri- buted a song. Mr Ffestin Williams sung the solo of the National Anthem all present joining in the chorus. FOR THE FRONT.—Monday was a memorable day at Aberdovey as the towns people gave II. send off to Trooper Potter, fruiterer, of this town, who was leaving to (rejoin the Montgomery Yeomanry at Welshpool preparatory to leaving for the front. A desire was expressed in the town to give him a good send-off, and accordingly Mr Van Hove and Mr J Morris, grocer, went round the town to canvass for subscription. Nearly five pounds was collected and presented to him. Hundreds congregated to the station on Monday evening where the trooper had been dragged in a dog-cart lent <for occasion by Mr J M Howell, Craigydon. Here intense enthusiasm was manifested, and the scene was a touching one. Mr Howell presented Trooper Potter with the pnrse and money and wished him every success and a safe return. Capt John Bell also delivered a stirring speech. lie did not look gloomily at the reverses our army was at present experiencing. The nation had set its mind upon a victory they would undoubtedly have (applause).— As the train left, fog signals were fired. There was also a display of bunting in the town.