Calvinistic IMDodists. Sunday School Festival at Dinas Mawddwy. The Sunday School Festival for the district of Glan- doveyand Llanbrynmair was held at Dinas Mawddwy, on Thursday last. The distrist comprises of 24 schools with 1633 scholars being an increase of 99 for the year. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr. Hugh Davies, Machynlleth. The adjudi- cators were the Revs. R. W. Jones, Aberangelf, W. S. Jones, M.A., Edward Williams, Machynlleth; T. Foulkes Roberts, J. O. Jones, W. Roberts, and Rd. Edwards, and Messrs D. B. Evans, and W. Jones, Bryngorowny, and Hugh Davies. Prizes were awarded to Mr. D. E. Owen, Llanwrin, and Maglona Williams, Maengwyn, for the essay on "John the Baptist." Miss Hannah Morgan, Machynlleth County school, and Miss M. Jarvis, Llanbrynmair, for w'n answering questions on "music." The following proved successful in the written examination. Divsion I: (for those over 21 years of age), 1 Mr. Dd. Owen, Aberangell, 2 Miss C. Jones, Llanbrynmair, 3 Mr. Henry Davies, Aberangell, 4 Mr. Dd. Wigley, Llanbrynmair. Class II: (under 21), 1 Joanni Owen, Aberangell, 2 R. E, Jones, Llanwrin, 3 Thomas Jones, Aberangell, 4 George Howard, Bont. Certificates were awarded to the following Dd. Jones, Bont, Dd. Evans, Cemmes, J. E. Pugh, and Phoebe Owen Aber- angell, Andrew Morris, Pennant; Edwin Gall, Bont, Pollie Lewis, Forge, T. R. Jones and H. 0 Hughes. Division III: (under 16) 1 Maglona Williams, 2 Rd. Wm. Morgan and Jennett Davies, 3 J. W. Lloyd, 4 Iifor Jones, Maengwyn. Certificates awarded to Evan Jones, Llanwrin, Goronwy Davies, Maengwyn, James Jones, Mallwyd, D. J. Jones, Llanwrin, M. J. Thomas, Melinbyrhedyn, A. M. Jones, Hannah Morgan and Jane Breese, Maengwyn, Maggie W. Jones, Cemmes, Phoebe Williams and H. B, Richards, Maengwyn, Margaret Rowlands, Pennant, E. A. Hum- phreys, Melinbyrhedyn, Anne Rowlands, Forge, Leah James, Maengwyn, William Breese, Aberangell, Albert Howard and R. Jervis Jones Bont, M. E. Jones and Lizzie Edwards Aberangell, W. D. Jones, Derwen- las. H. Thomas, Forge, Maggie C. Jones, Cemmes, Division IV; (Standard V) 1 Mary Jarman 2 George Morris, Pennant. Division IV 1 Bessie Jones 2 H. J. Wigley Cemmes 3 Mary Davies 4 Lilly Evans, Maengwy n. Certificate to Maggie Williams, Ellen Lewis, Mav Bowen and Lydia E. Richards, Maengwyn, Susannah Thomas, Forge, Rachel [Howell, Pennant. EVENING MEETING. Presided over by the Rev. T. F. Roberts. Essay "Nodweddion Efengyl Marc" 1 Miss C. Jones, Llanwrin. Essay, "lesu Grist fel gweitliiwr yn ol Sfengyl Marc It. D. Evans, Wern. Best five minutes speech, "Un o Wvrthiau Efengyl Marc" Evan Jones, Llanwrin. The following were awarded certificates for commiting to memory the whole of St. Mark: Annie Richards, Maengwyn, Annie Jones, Cemmes, Jane Jones and Jane Wigley, Pennant, Margaret Ellen Hughes, Dinas Mawddwy Dd. Jones, Willie Jones, Sarali Jones, Catherine Jones belonging to Darowen Sunday school and all from same family Dd. Jones, Ethel Anne Jones, Margaret Ann Evans and Winifred Watkins, Bont, Kate Jones, Mallwyd, Pollic Lewis and Anne Evans, Forge. Certificates were awarded to the following who succeeded in passing their standard during the year Ann Richards, Forge. Bryndu (junior) Annie Edwards: Standard III, Dd. Edwards Standard IV, Mary Edwards Standard V, Pollie Williams and John Williams; Standard VII, Edward Lloyd Edwards. Pantpeothog (junior): Bleddyn Rees: Stan- dard I John Morgan and Mary Rees Standard II, John H. Roberts; Standard 111, Edward Jones and Ethel Rees: Standard IV, Henry Rees and Jennie Evans; Standard VI, Mary Jones and Lydia Row- lands; VII, Thomas Hughes and John Jones; VIII, John Jones. Aberangell: Standard V, Catherine Owen, Hannah Breese, Thomas Hughes, Enoch Davies, W. Morgan Richards, R. T. Pugh, Llewellyn Owen, Edward Jones Standard VI, Annie Owen, Jane Ann Davies, Pollie Davies, Mary Alen rugli and Lewis O. Rees Junior, Gwennie Owen, Lizzie Breese, Owen Davies, Thomas Rees, James Davies, John Jones and Edward Davies Standard I, Mary Roberts, Thomas Davies, Edward JOHCS, Elias Davies, Edward Jones and Gwennie Hughes; Standard II, Margaret Hughes, Margaret Ellen Jones, Hugh Owen; Standard III, W. T. Roberts and Catheiine James. Blaencowarch (8)-Standard III., Evan Evans; Standard IV., Lizzie Roberts and Dinah Hughes Standard V., Sarah Evans, Jane Evans, Owen Roberts, and D. Hughes; Standard VIII., Mary, Hughes. Mallwyd (8)—Juniors, Ruth Ellen Hughes and Leah Jane Davies; Standard I., Mary Ellen Lloyd and Margaret Lloyd; Standard IV., Jane Anne Roberts; Standard V., Jane Jones and Anne Morgan. Machynlleth, English (28)—Junior, Florence Evans, Dorothy A. Evans, J. H. Norman, Dora May Dix, Nellie Sugden, and Tilly Norman; Standard I., Jackie Trevor, William Albert Jones, and Jessie Owen; Standard II., Mary A. "Hughes, Lizzie J. Davies, Cassie Mathews, James Jenkins, F. S. Pierce, Edith Rowlands, Mary J. Trevor, Thomas E. Owen, and Percy Davies Standard IV., Martha Jenkins, Louisa Owen, Mary L. Owen, Dolly Norman, and David Mathews; Standard VI., Katie Jenkins, Eva Jenkins, L. E. Thomas, Gwennie Rowlands, and Cassie Owen. Waen-Standard;. VI., Abraham Davies, Edwin Davies, and E. Roberts; Standard III., Richard Roberts; Standard IV., John Davies, Evan Davies, and Willie Vaughan. Abercowarch (8)—Junior, D. Jones; Standard I., Margaret Evans Standard II., Jane Humphreys; Standard III., Gwen Jane Jones and William Jones Standard IV., Evan Evans and Annie Evans- Bont (30)—Junior, Mary Evans, Catherine A. Lewis, Mariah Watkins, Daniel Lewis, Hannah Lewis, Lizzie Jones, Maglona James, and Mary T. Jones Standard I., Sarah Morgan and Annie Roberts Standard II., Lewis Morris James, Idwal Jones, Moses Watkins, and Richard Lewis Standard III., Jane Jones; Standard IV., W. L. Morgan, E. R. James, Edward Lewis, Samuel Howell, John Rowlands, Mary A. Watkins, Samuel James, Sarah A, Humphreys, Mary L. Phillips, Martha Rowlands, Jemmia Rowlands, and Maggie Mariah Jones. Dinas Mawddwy—Standard I., Iorwerth Roberts and Ellen Jones; Standard II., William Owen Jones. Worn (12)—Standard II., Martha Jones and Alice L. Roberts; Standard III., Sarah M. Humphreys, Emily Evans, and Hannah Evans Standard IV.. Annie Evans and Hannah Humphreys Standard VI., S. H. Roberts and W. J. Lloyd Standard VIII., Mary Jane Jones, Marv E. Roberts, and Thomas Jones. Pennant (11)—Junior, Edward E. Evans Standard I., Annie Jarman, Margaret Evans, and Morris Evans; Standard V., G. Morgan; Standard VI., G. Ann Jones; .Standard VII., Hannah Breese. Darowen (11)—Junior, Lizzie Lewis, Emily Davies, -R. Lewis, Elina Davies, and R. Tibbott; Standard I., Thomas Davies, J. J. Tibbott, and Margaret E. Tibbott; Standard VI., Catherine Breese; Standard 'VIII., Annie Breese and Mary E. Lewis. Llanwrin (3)-Standar1 I., Annie Jones; Standard V., Margaret Owen: Standard VIII., Evan Jones Standard II., Annie Roberts and Richard E. Astley Standard Ill., Marv Jane Evans; Standard IV., Annie Roberts and Rachel Howell; Standard V., Sarah Jane Astley and Mary Jarman. Cemmes (12)—Standard I., Lizzie Jane Evans, Lizzie Annie Breese, and M. A. Hamer Standard IV., il. J. Wigley, E. E. Wiglev, D. M. Jones, Thomas .James, and J. S. Richards; Standard V., Bessie Jones; Standard VI., M. C. Jones and Ellen James; .Standard VII., Maggie W. Jones. Foplar-square (20)—Standard I., Richard Lloyd, -Charles Anslev, Johnny Evans, and Laura L. Williams: Standard II., D. P. Williams, Thomas Owen, Willie Hamer, Evan J. Lloyd, Ifor C. Parry, and John Owen; Standard III., Jane E. Evans and Ellen Jones Arthur; Standard IV., Margaret Owen Standard V., E. Owen, Emrys Jones, Lewis Humphreys, and Edward Parry Standard VII., Jane Williams, Jane Owen, and Jane Owen. Maengwyn (45)—Junior, Gwladys Jones, Mytanwy -Davies, Mabel Jones, Lewis James, Stanley Evans, Catherine E. Jones, Maglona Evans, Maggie Samuel, ;and David IVJones; Standard I., Evan John Jones, Willie Owen, Onllwyn James, Edith Richards, James James, Maggie Evans, Lloyd Jones, J. Rees Jones, D. J. Davies, Annie J. Williams, Maglona Richards, and E. Lewis Standard II., Lillie Jones, C. L. Jones, Ellen Grace Jones, Jennie Jarman, Emily Bowen, William Richards, and Thomas Samuel; Standard III., Annie Roberts, M. J. Evans, M. H. Williams, T. D. Williams, and Llew. V. Evans Standard IV., Mory Davies, Maggie Williams, Lydia Richards, Lilly Evans, May Bowen, Annie J. Williams, Jane Williams, and Ellen Lewis; Standard VII., H. Blodwen Richards, Hannah Evans, M. J. Roberts, and A, M- Richards. Melinbyrhedyn f(16)-Standard I., John Jones, E. D. Williams, and Lizzie Jones; Standard II., Emily Thomas; Standard Ill., Annie Roberts; Standard IV., Mariah Morris, M. J. Davies, M. J. Jones, Maggie Lloyd, Anne Williams, and Cathorine Williams; Standard V., Matilda Davies and Edith Sarah Williams; Standard VI., Mary Thomas; Standard VII., E. Humphreys and Mary Jane Thomas.. T, T Penegoes (3)—Junior, Annie Jones and E. Jones Standard II., Evan John Jones. During the meetings Mr D. Lloyd Evans conducted the following tunes Carey," Llanddowror," 44 Franconia,51 "Kussia," <4 Diademata, 44 Franconia,51 "Russia," <4 Diademata, "Llan- idloes," and the. anthem "AddolwchyrArglwydd.' The meetings were well attended. Special trains i^having been arranged from Machynlleth and Llan- ^brvnmair.. A vote of condolence with the daughter and iamnj of the late Mr. Richard Thomas, of Dinas, was passed, on the proposition of the Rev. Richard Edwards, seconded hy Mr. Richard Owen. Votes of thanks to the Presidents, the Congrega- tionalists for the use of the chapel, Messrs. Bullock for the use of the building, where the tea was provided; Mr. D. Lloyd Evans for conducting, Mr. H. Lewis, treasurer, and Mr. Richard Rees, Paris House, who has fulfilled the duties of hon. sec. for the Sunday School meetings and festivals for a great number of years, was passed.
CAPEL BANGOR. PRESENTATION.—The Rev. T. Davies, the popular curate of Bangor and Goginan, has been the recipient of a very handsome present, consisting of six volumes of beautifully bound oratorios, by some of the most celebrated musicians. During the winter months Mr. Davies held a carving class, when a good number of the leading ladies of the district attended. As Mr. Davies would not accept payment, they gave him the above beautiful present as an expression of their gratitude for his kindness.
Congregational Singing Festival at Talybont. The ninth annual Musical Festival of the Congre- gationalists of North Cardiganshire was held at Talybont last Tuesday. The churches connected with the Festival are Baker-street (Aberystwyth), Beulah, Salem, Cwmerfin, Clarach, Borth, Bethel (Talybont), Bethesda, Tabor and Seion (Cculan). The conductor of the singing was Mr. M. O. Jones, Treherbert, who, as usual, performed his duties in a most creditable manner. The morning meeting, which was devoted entirely to the children, was presided over by Mr. John Davies, Llanbadarn- road, Aberystwyth. Portions of the Scriptures were recited by the children, who were afterwards cate- chised by Mr. Davies. The hymn-tunes, "St. Agnes" and "Glyncollen," out of "Y Caniedydd Cyn- nulleidfaol," "Dosgweithia'n fy ngwinllan" (Swn y Jubili), and Yr Ysgol Sul" (W. T. Samuel) were sung. During the meeting certificates were given to a large number of children who had previously passed an oral examination in "The History of Jesus Christ." At the afternoon and evening meetings the following hymn-tunes were sung:— Eidduned, Darmell, Coetmor, Devetia, Voelallt, Pembroke, Barthaldv, Rhoslan, Boreu Hyfryd, Llan- idloes, Kugelmann, Castell Emlyn, Gwynfe, Pastor Bonus, Ty Cristion, and Gorphwysfa. Mr. J. Meurig Edwards, Bow Street, presided over the afternoon meeting, and Mr. D. O. Edwards, Talybont, over the evening meeting. Addresses were given by Mr. Enoch Jones, Commins Coch, and Mr. Evan Evans, Thespian-street. The accompanists were :Miss Ashton and Miss Williams (Talybont) and Miss Miles (Aberystwyth). The arrangements for the Festival were carried out by a joint committee, to which Mr. Daniel Jones, C.M., Talybont, is secretary; Captain William Jones, Aberystwyth, is treasurer and Mr. H. Meredith, Aberystwyth, chairman. On Wednesday evening, April 12th, a written examination in connection with the Sunday Schools of the above churches was held. The following is a list of the successful candidates, to each of whom a certificate was given at the afternoon meeting :— Candidates under 16 years of age. Syllabus of work, "The History of Joseph." Examiner, Rev. J. T. Parry, Cilcennin. Class 1. (Maximum number of marks, 100.) Edward John Owen, Bethania, 75; James Davies, Penmaesglas, 72; Jacob Morgan Jones, Salem, 71; Jacob Meurig Jones, Salem, 70; Myfanwy Lewis, Baker-street, 62. Class II. Emma J. Beaumont, Talybont, 57; Gwilym O. Davies, Talybont, 56; Mary Margaret Evans, Baker-street 55; Mary Jane Evans, Bethesda, 53 Jane E. Davies, Penmaesglas, 52 E. M. Jones, Clarach, 51 Edward LI. Rees, Salem, 50; Blodwen Thomas, Baker-street, 50; Miriam Davies, Pen- maesglas, 50; John M. Edwards, Clarach, 40. Class III. Thomas R. Davies, Clarach, 39 Luther Williams, Salem, 38; Harry Davies, Penmaesglas, 24. Candidates under 21 years of age. Syllabus of work, The Ministry of Christ in Perea." Examiner, Rev. T. Lloyd Joncs, B.A., B.D., Pencader. (Maximum number of marks, 100). Class I. Kate Davies, Talybont, 79; Morris B. Jones, 65. Class II. Hannah Mary Evans, Baker-street, 45. Class III. John Morgan, Talybont, 30. Candidates over 21 years of age Work, "The First Epistle to the Thessalonians." Examiner, Rev. M. C. Morris, Ton Pentre. (Maximum number of marks, 117). Class 1. John Davies, Penmaesglas, 77; David Thomas, Baker-street, 71; Sarah Evans, Penmaes- glas, 70.
MERIONETHSHIRE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY. The quarterly meeting of the County Governing Body was held at the Police Station, Barmouth, on Thursday, when there were present Dr. Edward Jones, Dolgellev the Hon. C, H. Wynn, Corwen Mrs. Price, Mr. J. Llovd Owen, Dr. Hughes, and Professor Ellis Edwards, Bala; the Rev. T. Mortimer Green, U,C.W., Aberystwyth; Messrs Haydn Jones, Towyn; E. P. Jones and W. P. Evans, Festiniog John Davies, Dyffryn R, Jones- Griffith, clerk, CHAIRMAN. Dr. Edward Jones was appointed chairman for the year. THE LATE MR. T. E. ELLIS. The Hon. C. H. Wynn moved a vote of condol- ence with the widow and family of the late Mr. T. E. Ellis, He said it without saying putting party polities entirely on one side be was at one with them and the many of Mr. Ellis' personal friends, and he counted himself among the number, in their grief at his sad death and in their sympathy with his bereaved father and mother and widow. Cut down as he was in the prime of life, and in the middle of a most useful existence they felt his loss all the more. He moved that a resolution ex- pressive of their most sincere and heartfelt con- dolence with the widow and family of the late Mr. Ellis.—Mr. E. P. Jones seconded the proposition which was passed in silence, the meeting standing. TWO SCHOOLS. The Clerk stated that the conveyance of the site of the Bala School has been approved and signed and the building was being proceeded with. It was the same with the Barmouth School. He be- lieved that the buildings would be proceeded with at once. COUNTY EPHIBITIONS. A letter was read from the Central Welsh Board asking whether, as in previous years, the Body in- tending utilising the Central Board examination for the purpose of determining the award of county exhibitions and enclosing particulars of new prin- ciples which had been adopted in deciding the merits of the candidates.—It was decided to utilise this examination for this purpose as in previous years.—On the proposition of Mr. Haydn Jones, it was agreed to award P,10 county exhibitions ten- able at the University Colleges of Wales. TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS. The Chairman said in past years a halfpenny rate for purposes of technical instruction had been levied in the county, but the power of levying it lay with the County Council. He presumed that the same thing would be done that year, In the past, they had out of the money given klOO to- wards four scholarships at Aberystwyth College for pnpils wishing to attend lectures in dairying, and four for pupils in agriculture, the remainder being divided among the different districts. He was sorry that the dairy scholarships had not been successful, as there had only been two applicants for the four scholarships. Possibly the examina- tions were too advanced, and that it wouldjbe better to use a portion of the money in travelling dairy schools in the county so as to prepare candidates. The agricultural scholarships had been very suc- cessful. On the proposition of the Rev. T. Mortimer Green, seconded by Mrs. Price, it was agreed to have five travelling dairy schools, and to effect two scholarships in dairying, and four as before in agriculture. The following places were decided upon as centres for the dairy schools, being those at which these schools were not previously held :—Trawsfrydd, Corwen, Llwyngwril, Dinis, Mawddwy, and Llanbedr. SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS. The Clerk read a copy of two resolutions, passed by the Dolgelley School Managers, to the effect (1) that the County Governing Body should take into consideration the question of conducting examinations for County Scholarships for pupils of elementary schools, with a view to having a general code of regulations adopted throughout the county, as contemplated by the scheme; and (2) that the Body should consider the question of adopting examinations for scholarhips with a view to having a uniform system throughout the County dealing with the question, and, if possible, to have the examinations conducted by examiners not on the staff of the schools. There was a considerable discussion over this, and finally it was agreed, on the proposition of Mr. Haydn Jones, to endeavour to have a confereuce of the two classes of teachers at each district, and that each district should make its own arrangements as to the conduct of the examinations, but the standard at no school should be under the sixth standard of the elementary schools. BUILDING FUND. A letter was read from the Charity Commissioners requesting that the balance of the building fund accouni of E184 should be handed over to the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds for invest- ment. The matter was left in abeyance. T
THE DEVELOPMENT OF BARMOUTH JUNCTION. Mr. Solomon Andrews (Cardiff) has commenced operations on his estate in this neighbourhood. A strong sea wall is being erected between Vegla Fawr and Vegla Fach, on the South-east side of the River Mawddach, and another embankment is con- templated between Vegla Fawr and Barmouth Bridge, thus enclosing some acres of the fore-shore. Men are also engaged in constructing a tramroad from the Arthog side to Vegla Island. The tram- road is intended for carrying materials for making roads and building houses. The Cambrian Rail- ways Company and Mr. Andrews are working con- jointly to build a reservoir up in the hills above Arthog for supplying Barmouth Junction and the new houses with water, and also to construct a highway for the use of pedestrians and cyclists at the back of the Railway Station, connecting it with the foot-path provided by Barmouth Bridge. Mr. Andrews has moreover in view a Cable Railway up to the lakes, and further in the direction of Cader Idris. This is constantly good news to the district, and so far as desirable building land is concerned the spot has many natural beauties. The making of it would be a vehicular bridge over the estuary of the Mawddach, which would prove also of immense value to Barmouth, which suffers materially from scarcity of outlets. It is reported that Mr. Andrews has this undertaking in contemplation.
BARMOUTH. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.—The building of the new School is to be proceeded with at once. PRESENTATION.—The numerous friends of Mr. B. Williams, the late Stationmaster, who has been removed to Oswestry, have decided to make him a presentation, for the valuable services which he gave to the town during his term of office. A committee has been appointed and canvassers are busy soliciting for subscriptions, and hitherto the money comes in well. LITERARY.—In this issue of "Cymru Plant" appears the photo of Miss M. Rowlands, a very promising student at the Barmouth Intermediate School. WHITSUNTIDE.—The number of visitors to this place is as good as usual considering the unsettled state of the weather. CONCERT,—On Thursday evening, May 23rd, the Royal Magnets held their first concert of the season in the Assembly Rooms, which was well patronized. GOLF.—In connection with the Merionethshire Golf Club, the following handicaps were played: May 22nd, The Cambrian Railways Challenge Cup" open to members only; May 23rr, -'The Fairborne Challenge Cup" (presented by Mac- dougall, Esq.,) open to members only; May 24th, Prize value £1 Is. open to members and weekly members. A DANGEROUS PRACTICE.—A Correspondent writes: A number of residents have acquired a practice of burning waste paper, &c., in their gardens, it has been going on for years, and it is high time that a stop should be put to it. The attending risk is great, let alone the nuisance, and this practice will only be stopped when an outbreak of fire has been occasioned by burning fragments getting blown about by the wind. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the Petty Sessions on Friday, the magistrates sitting were Dr. Charles Williams (chairman), Messrs Pryce Owen, J. Gwynoro Davies, Lewis Lewis, W. J. Morris, John Evans, Ellis Wilkin, and Griffith Williams.—Benjamin Williams, Dyffryn, was fined Is. and costs for keeping a dog without a license.—James Thomas, Barmouth, for being drunk at Barmouth was fined 5s. and costs.—W. V. Roberts, Liverpool, for furiously riding a bicycle in High- street, Barmouth, was fined 5s. and costs.—Several rate cases were also disposed of. THE ELLIS MEMORIAL.—A meeting has been held in Barmouth this week in connection with the T. E. Ellis memorial. FAIRBOURNE. -A pavilion is being built at Fairbournc and the trams were run on Monday for the first time all day. BUILDINGS.—Lady Legge, a well-known lady in connection with Arthog Homes, is building a very handsome bungalow on the heights leading to Panorama Walk. Several other buildings have been started in Barmouth, including houses for the Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies and the Rev. Z. Mather. ADVANCE, BAKMOUTH.—A new thing in Barmouth this summer is the laundry movement. One laundry has been established in the Glandwr water mill, and the other is a steam laundry. They will probably be found of very great convenience, as in former days any particular work had to be sent a long distance away. IMPROVEMENTS.—Great improvement has been made at the station end of the Promenade. It has been levelled, and a new sea wall is in course of construc- tion, and a new entrance'has been made to the beech. It has been in a bad condition for some time and the work has not been done before it is needed. A LONDON MINISTER.—Last night (Wednesday) the Rev Rev James Flower (London), preached at the English Congregational Chapel to a good congregation. WHIT MONDAY.—Four trips were run to Barmouth on Whit Monday, and detrained a large number of passengers, who spent a fairly enjoyable day as although the weather was dull all day, very little rain fell. The members from the Oddfellows Club from Dyffryn walked in to Barmouth, headed by the band of the Portmadoc Volunteer Battalion,, and attended service at St. John's Church, where the Rector preached an appropriate sermon. NEW POTATOES.— The first new potatoes of the season have been dug from Mr. Williams' (the station- master) garden, during the past week. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. PEACE AT LAST. The Barmouth Urban Council is well-known for its stormy deliberations, and unfortunately the billows, instead of subsiding, have seemed of late to become more boisterous, till the chairman was well-nigh fain to give up his task of preserving order as hopeless. After the heated discussion of last week, which, with all its talk ended in nothing more substantial than somewhat windy oratory, it was only to be expected that the adjourned meeting held on Tuesday, would oss] be of a similar nature. Possibly in expectation of this all the twelve good men and troe who comprise the Council appeared and certainly it cannot be said that the councillors are bad attenders. So the meet- ing in the little room at the top of the little house comprised the Rev J. Gwynoro Davies, (chairman) Messrs R. Williams, H. Wynne Williams, H. Evans, 0. W. Morris, Edward Williams, Owen Williams, Evan Richards, Richard Roberts, John Roberts, John Richards, W. Owen, and D. E. Davies with the Clerk, Mr. George.—The only business on the agenda was the appointment of Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances, and after a small matter with regard to the engineer viewing the line of pipes had been settled, this question was discussed.—The Chairman, at the commencement, very plainly defined his position. He would, he said, stand strictly by the Standing Orders. No member must speak twice on the same matter; every speaker must address the chair, and while doing so must stand up. Since they had absolutely refused to adopt his suggestion to talk the matter quietiy over, without any formal procedure, and insisted upon dis- cussing it in open Council, he would proceed as the Standing Orders directed. He would give everyone fair play, and lie hoped they would fall in with his ruling.—Mr. Evan Richards touched a responsive chord when he said that the grievance was that the Surveyor consulted some of the members of the Council and the others knew nothing about it.—The Chairman admitted with regret that this was only too true, and that he had told the Surveyor of it several times. Afterwards, referring to the question of debate, and, perhaps, fearing a recurrence of the scene of last week, the Chairman said that whether they finished the work that day or not in proper time, he told them that as soon as three o'clock came, he should leave. He was not going to injure his health by sitting there all the afternoon simply to hear them --Aftei- this plain statement of what to expect business went on smoothly for a while.—Mr. H. Wynne Williams proposed the re-election of Mr. Adams.—Mr. John Richards seconded.—Mr. Hugh Evans, apparently thinking that the Council wanted strengthening, suggested that a public meeting might be held on the question.—The Chairman said he did not think it was possible to get a representative meeting at this time, and proceeding paid the Surveyor a compliment by saying that for every sovereign spent in his department, Z2 10s. had been spent in the preceding five years.—Mr. Hugh Evans, abandoning the idea of the public meeting, proposed that the Council advertise for a surveyor and inspector of nuisances, who is also to take charge of the whole of the water scheme, the salary to be £70 a year, certainly small enough considering the duties. —Mr. D. E. Davies seconded.—Mr. O. W. Morris took the view that Z70 was too small, but did not definitely state under which banner he was enlisted. —Then came the voting. For the amendment were Messrs. D. E. Davies, H. Evans, Edward Williams, William Owen, and Richard Roberts—5 and as the other seven voted for the original motion, that in the natural course of things was carried. Shortly after came the distant muttering of a threatened storm—The Chairman suggested that if they had not represented the ratepayers opinions their opportunity would come in nine months time.- Mr. Hugh Evans retorted that the sooner the better lie wished it was next week. And the members laughed at the caustic remark. The Chairman suggested that they should have the Surveyor in and tell him of the error of his ways.—Mr. Hugh Evans said it would'nt be any good they had told him so many times before, ami it made no difference.—Mr. H. Wynne Williams admitted that there certainly had been complaints.—Mr. Hugh Evans sharply asked him why he didn't say that before.—Mr. Wynne Williams thereupon appealed to the Chair, but the Chairman pointing out that Mr. Williams was not in order himself, a threatened storm disappeared in the sunshine of laughter.—The Surveyor was called in, and the Chairman, being the father of the Council, talked to bim, in a manner of speaking, paternally He must take his orders from no one but the Council; he must carry out the orders given and he must not forget when a discussion was taking place in the Council that lie was no longer a member. Then came the settlement of a matter which has caused as much squabbling as most things-the appointment of Councillors. The first meeting it was impossible to appoint them; the second, although appointed, they were unsatisfactory to several of the members but the third time, in the words of the old saw, has paid for all, and it is to be hoped that the Barmouth barque will hitherto sail on in peace and quietness—especially quietness. With the consent of the members the Chairman rearrangeu tne com- mittees and so apportioned the members that each members should be on two Comniittees-zioitlier less or more. The works and the water committees were amalgamated, and called the general purposes committeo and another committee, called the Town Improvement Committee, was constituted.—The members are as follows :—Finance—Messrs. O. Williams, Wynne Williams, II. Evans, O. W. Morris, and Edward Williams. General Purposes Committee —Messrs. O. Williams, E. Richards, R. Roberts, J. Richards, W. Owen, D. E. Davies, and II. Evans. Improvement Committee—Messrs. O. Williams, W. Owen, J. Richards, R. Williams, H Wynne Williams, E. Williams, and W. E. Davies. Bye-laws—Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies, Messrs. R. Roberts, E. Richards, and O. W. Morris.
ARTIIOG. FUNERAL OF MRS. LEWIS.-As announced in our last issue the funeral of Mrs. Thomas Lewis, 7, The Terrace, Arthog, took place at Llwyngwril, on Thursday. At the house the Rev. Gwilym Thomas read a portion of the Scripture, and the llev. E. Jones Edwards offered a most ^impressive prayer. A good number faithfully followed the hearse all the way to Llwyngwril, a distance of five miles, where the Rev. J. Edwin Davies, B.D., officiated in the church and at the grave. Wreaths were sent by the husband (Mr. Thomas Lewis), and the Glanywern family; Mr. and Mrs. Clibran, Al- trine ham Mr. a Mrs. Watkins, Altrincham; Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Jones, do.; Mr. G. Wight, do.; Mr. and Mrs. Castle, The Terrace; Mr. and Mrs. Grice, Minydon and Miss Jones, Post Office.
LAMPETER. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL.—The Congrega- tionalists of the district held their annual Sunday School Cymanfa on Wednesday, the 17th inst, at Soar Chapel. The Union consists of the Sunday Schools of Lampeter, Emmaus, Llanfair, Ebenezer, Llangybi, Capel Erw, Cellan, and Bethel, Coed- eiddig. The meetings commenced at 9-30 a.m., when Cellan, Bethel, and Llangybi schools were catechised, the first named by the Rev. T. P. Phil- lips, Llandyssul, and the two latter by the Rev. Lewis Evans, B.A., Wig. In the afternoon, at 2 p.m., the juveniles recited the Ten Commandments, the 14th Psalm, and two chapters of a small cate- chism on the Life of Christ," after which Llanfair and Lampeter, with Emmaus schools, were cate- chised, the former by the Rev. Lewis Evans, and the latter by the Rev. T. P. Phillips. A vote of condolence was passed with the relations of the late Mr. J. Evans, Llanfair Bridge, deceased, who had been a most faithful Secretary to the Union from its start. Great pleasure was expressed at the undertaking of the Secretarial duties by his son, Mr. B. J. Evans, Llanfairfach. In the evening sermons were delivered by the Revs. Lewis Evans and T. P. Phillips. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening last a very successful entertainment was given at the St. Peter's School by the Church Sunday School children's choir and teachers, under the able conductorship of Mr. D. F. Lloyd, Bryn. The programme commenced with the popular Band of Hope Cantata by the Revs. M. Swan and W. J. M. Coombs, entitled Stronger than the strong," in which the leading parts were well sustained throughout as follows :—Flower woman, Sarah Davies The fairy Queen of Nature, Anne Davies The Vices led by Despair, Godfrey Evans The Virtues led by Hope, Freddy Davies; Ten Farmers led by Farmer Health, Percy Evans Ten Flowers led by Lily, May Jones. The Flower-woman was dressed as a bride, with a long, ragged cloak thrown over all, and thrown over her head, so as to hide entirely her bridal garments; she carried a basket ol flowers. The Farmers wore smock frocks and carried miniature rakes, &c. The Flowers were dressed representing flowers. The prologue of the Cantata having been exceedingly well delivered by Sarah Davies, the fairy sight which followed greatly delighted the audience. The picturesqe costumes, the well arranged and pretty dances, the pleasing voices and good acting produced a most favourable verdict, and spoke volumes for the labours of Mr. D. F. Lloyd as conductor, and the others who had assisted in bringing the Cautata to such a successful issue. After a vote ot thanks by the Vicar to his faithful servants, songs were given by Edith Jones, David Robert Jones, and David Thomas Davies, and recitation by Myfanwy Davies, which were well received. The second part consisted of E. Berries side-splitting one act farce, entitled Captain Smith, and the parts were taken as follonvs :Sir Charles Chatterton," Mr. D. Frank Lloyd "Captain Smith," Mr. J. T. Lloyd; "Fido," Mr. J. Alban; "Mrs. Darlington, Miss Annie Hughes; "Miss Stella Smith," Miss Edith Davies "Arabella," Miss Sophia Jones; Dolly, Miss Annie Owen. The scene, which abounds in amusing incidents is the drawing room in Mrs. Darlington's Academy for young ladies. The plot, such as it was, is that'Sir Charles Chatterton of Chatterton Manor, seized by a spasm of human naughtiness in a weak moment undertakes to visit Mrs. Darlington's School, asks to see a girl he had never seen before, and cut off a lock of her hair with her own permission and that of the governess'. That is what Sir Charles had to accomplish, and the many clifficuities of Barnum magnitude that lay between him and the much coveted curl we leave to the imaginative powers of our readers suffice it to say that Sir Charles succeeded in not only captivating the curl but the girl along with it, and the end was happiness. Every character was of a highly in- teresting and amusing nature. Miss Stella Smith, poor Stella, what predicaments she was plunged into, what embarrassments she had to encounter; what roars of laughter Stella's sad plights created, especially when accused by Mrs. Darlington of embracing every gentleman she sees. Mrs. Darlington was fortunately a woman of large sympathies, and made every allowance for the short-comings of others. Indeed so plentiful were her sympathies that even after the time honoured traditions of her pure-minded and virtuous academy had been dastardly outraged by wicked man, she countermanded her orders to fetch the police; and thanks to her large sympathies the audience sawj visions of wedding festivities in the place of gloomy law court proceedings. Each in- dividual character was so well portrayed and sustained that it might seem invidious to single out any one for special comment but we only think it justice to say that Miss Annie Hughes as "Mrs. Darlington" would have been a credit on a London stage. The stage manage- ment was in the experienced hands of Mr. Arthur Lloyd, Dolgwm House, who was very ably assisted by Mr. Harold Lloyd and Mr. W. Lloyd Smith of Carmarthen. The wigs and properties had been supplied by Messrs. Hodges of Tenby, and the whole of the company with the exception of Stella, who was unavoidably absent, was photographed by Mr. Harold Lloyd, Deri House. CYCLING.—The Lampeter Cycling Club had their third run of the season on Wednesday of last week, when the place decided to visit was the old and interesting Abbey of Strata Florida. The party con- sisting of 15 members left Harford Square at 2-30 p. m., under the leadership of the Captain, Mr. D. J. Bowen. The route was through Llanddewibrefi, and Tregaron, and Pontrhydfendigaid, and was reached about 4 p.m. After a good spread of refreshments at the well known house for cyclists, the Black Lion Hotel, the company visited the Abbey under the conductorship of Mr. Walter Jones, College Street, who was well acquainted with the history of the abbey. The return journey was made through Tregaron and Llangybi, arriving at Lampeter about 8 p.m. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The monthly meeting of the Board was held on Friday, the 19th inst., Mr. John Fowden (Vice- chairman), presiding:— The sub-relief administered during the past fort- night, was :—per Mr. David Parry, £ 37 4s, 0d., to 149 paupers, and per Mr. David Evans, £39 12s. Od., to 147 paupers.—Number in the house, 17, corres- ponding week last year, 11. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 37, corresponding period last year, 48. The master reported that he had visited the home of the two orphan children, Maggie and Rosy Jenkins, at Felinrwybren, Dihewid, on the 9th inst., and as a result he found that the orphans were well taken care of. He also ascertained from the School- mistress that they were regular in their attendance at school and always clean and tidy.—David Bryon Lewis was discharged on the 8th inst.—There had been a decrease in the number of casuals during the last two months, and there had been a steady decrease in their number ever since the system of detaining tramps had been started.—Rachel Lloyd, of Mount Walk, Lampeter, was appointed Assistant matron at a salary of kl2 per annum.—Mr. Bircham who attended the Board, presented his report in the course of which he gave particulars as to the relative position of the Union as regards pauperism, which was a fair one. It was not very high up in the list but it had retained its usual position. There was not the fluctuation here which happened in those Unions where iron and tinworks existed, and which were affected by great strikes. The percentage of pauperism in the Union were 3'2, whereas it was 2-3 in the whole of Wales. He urged the Guardians to make more use of the house which he said was a pattern of neatness and cleanliness, and lie knew of but few Workhouses where the care and attendance to the inmates were so marked as in this house. Referring to the late matron, he said it was with deep regret that he heard of her death. He knew her at Carmarthen where she was for a good number of years before she came here, and he always had the greatest respect for her and her death was a loss to the Board. She had left a good example behind which he hoped would be followed. LLANBYTHER RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on the same day, Mr. D. H. James, Balibedw, in the chair. The Water supplies of Llanbytlier, Pencarreg, Treherbert, and Parchyrhos, were again considered. Mr. Bircham advised the Council to get the opinion of some com- petent Engineer upon the means of supplying these villages with water, and it was resolved to write to Mr. Morgan W. Davies, C.C., of Swansea, to meet the Council that day fortnight to discuss the matter. —Various matters affecting the Sanitary condition of the district and referred to in the Medical Officer of Health Annual Report were discussed.—It was resolved to apply for model bye-laws, with the object of getttng bye-laws made for the district.
LLANFIHANGEL Y-CREU- DDYN. OBITUARY.—The death of Caroline Sarah, the infant daughter of Mr. Walter and Mrs. Sarah Jane Proctor, White Swan Hotel, Edmund Street, Bir- mingham, took place at Farmers' Arms, on Satur- day morning, May 13th. The deceased was brought down here by her mother about a fortnight pre- vious to her death. Her mortal remains were buried at Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. J. P. Evans, Vicar, officiated at the house, church, and grave-side, and the ser- vice was conducted in English, except the Psalm and Hymns. The undertaker was Mr. James Kat- tray, Lisburne House, and the bearers were a dozen young children that were selected from the parish. the funeral was largely attended. Wreaths and crosses were sent by the following:—Mrs. Evans, Vicarage; Miss Mary Alice Evans, Farmers' Arms; Mrs. Morgan, Birchgrove; Mrs. Morgan and family, Dolgelymen; Mrs. Hughes, Penlae Issaf; Miss Maria Edwards, Llwynfynwent; Miss Sarah Hop- kins. Dolfeinen; Miss Anne Jane Morgans, Pen- ffordd; Miss Lydia Jane Wright, Pendref; and Miss Annie Fredericka Evans, Llwynfynwent.
TREGARON. SCHOOL BOARD.—The ordinary meeting of the Board was held on Friday evening, when there were present Messrs. E. Caronian Evans (chairman), J. Edwards, D. Jones, Timothy Evans, and S. Jones, Maesglas. It was resolved to issue summonses against the following persons for neglecting to send their children to School :—G. Griffiths, Glangors; Mary Evans, Fentre; Thomas Davies, Nantyronen J. Morgan, Pwllswyddog and 1). Davies, Pencefn, Mr. T. Darlington, H.M.I. of Schools, was nominated as a Governor on the Court of the University College, Aberystwyth, Bills were presented, and cheques were drawn for same.
BALA. PENLLYN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting was held on Saturday last, when there were present:—Mr. L. J. Davies (chair- man), Mr. R. Thomas (vice-chairman), Mrs. Price, Mrs. Morris, Messrs. Robt. Jones, R. Hughes, E. M. Roberts, J. Ll. Jones, J. J. Edwards, Evan Jones, Robt. Davies, John Roberts, Wm. Richards, J. R. Jones (clerk), T. R. Dakin (assistant clerk). FINANCE. The balance in the Treasurer's hands was reported to be L235 17s. 7d. LLAXDDERFEL WATER SUPPLY. The Committee appointed to interview Sir Henry B. Robertson, anent the above matter, submitted the following report:— "We met Sir Henry; he agreed that a watersupplv was required for Llandderfel. He also told us he was perfectly willing to the supply being derived either from Maesyclawdd or Brynmelyn. It was suggested by Mr. R. Thomas that lie should request the Parish Council to ascertain what the landowners were pre- pared to do towards procuring a proper supply of water to the houses in need of it." Mr. Thomas said he had written to the Parish Council to the effect indicated in the report. That Council were desirous that the Clerk of this Council should approach the owners, as they knew he would have more influence with them. Mr. Robert Davies remarked that if they wished the Clerk to do this they would have to pay him. The Clerk replied that he could see his way to to this. Mr. W. Richards enquired whether the landowners had been approached at all. Mr. Thomas replied that, as far as he knew, they had not been approached. The difficulty they had to contend with was this—there were two or three land- owners quite ablo to pay their quota of the expense, but there was a large number only owners in name. Mr Evan Jones Then we can apply to the mort- gagees. Mr. Thomas thought the matter was fraught with difficulties. a Mrs. Price: Has there been a scheme absolutely formulated ?-The Clerk: Yes. Mrs. Price I have heard from Llandderfel that there was not. Are we not putting the cart before the horse ? The Clerk A surveyor has prepared plans; those plans pointed out two alternative sources, one from Maesyclawdd and the other from Brynmelyn Mrs. Price: Those lakes, we are informed, get perfectly dry in summer. Mr. Evan Jones We, as a committee, recommended the Brynmelyn source as coming first. Mr. R. Thomas The pool referred to by Mrs. Price has not been dry for many a summer. Sir Henry promised to make it better still if the Parish Council desired the supply from there. The Clerk observed that there were many objec- tions to that pool. Mr. Evan Jones urged the Parish Council to ap- proach the landowners, so as to avoid puttingthe law into operation. Mr. R. Thomas agreed to support the first part, but lie was not in favour of the second. Mr. Evan Jones replied that if they did not do so voluntarily there was nothing to be done but to take extreme measures. Every owner was obliged to procure a proper supply of water for his houses, otherwise they would have to be closed. Mr. Robert Jones failed to see why they could not follow the same course at Llandderfel as had been adopted in Celyn. In the latter place the landowners had complied with the request to provide a proper water supply for their houses. It was ultimately resolved, upon the motion of Mr. Evan Jones, seconded by Mr. Robert Jones, that the Llandderfel Parish Council be asked to convene the landowners together as a committee to consider this matter, and ascertain what they were prepared to do and if they were not disposed to do anything, that the law be enforced. The Chairman observed that this was precisely what he had been contending for when the matter originated. LIST OF VOTERS FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. A letter was read from the Mold Parish Council enclosing resolution in favour of submitting the Register of Parish Electors for the present method adopted of compiling a list of voters from the Rate book. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. R. Hughes, seconded by Mr. J. Ll. Jones, that the above resolu- tion be adopted. LLANUWCHLLYN CEMETERY. A letter was read from the Rev. Wm. Hughes, Vicar of Llanuwchllyn, applying on behalf of those ratepayers of the Parish who desire consecrated burial ground, that a portion of the Llanuwchllyn new cemetery be set apart for that purpose. The writer further said that assuming that the Cemetery Syndicate had conveyed the site to the Council, he presumed that his application was not premature, and that it was directed to the proper quarter. The Clerk observed that the Syndicate had not yet conveyed the site to the Council. Mr. Evan Jones remarked that the matter was in the hands of the Parish Council as acting for the Council. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. Evan Jones, seconded by Mrs. Morris, that the letter be referred to the Parish Council for their observations. The Clerk said it was rumoured that the Vicar was in co; respondence with the Local Government Board, but lie (the clerk) had received nothing from that Board. The chairman called attention to the letter sent by the Vicar to the "Seren in which lie had stated that the Parish and District Councils refused to have any portion consecrated. This (the chairman) said was quite wrong, as the present was the first application they had had. THE HIGHWAYS. A letter was read from the Llanuwchllyn Parish Council, calling attention to Tynybryn and "TyddYllY- roner Roads and the desirability of having them repaired. It was resolved that the consideration of the letter be deferred to the next meeting. The Surveyor's monthly report showed that the Singrug Road, Pandymawr, Cwmtylo. Croeslon, Penrhos, Waiin, Bethel and Llawrybettws Roads, were all receiving such repairs as would greatly ameliorate their condition, and dispense with any need of repairs for a considerable time. One of the Council's employees had left their service. There were several applications for the vacancy, but as he did not know much about any of them, he left the appointment in the hands of the Council. It was decided that the engaging of road workmen should be left to the Surveyor. It was resolved that Messrs. William Richards and Robert Davies and the Surveyor should visit Pandy, Llwynedlyn Bridge, and get the necessary repairs done there. BUARTHMEINI BRIDGE. It was resolved that Messrs. Evan Jones, Edward Roberts, and the members from Llanuwchllyn be appointed a committee to superintend the re- building of this bridge. SANITATION. The Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Williams) reported several cases of Scarlet Fever in the district, all of a mild type, and the patients doing well. Every precaution was taken to prevent the spreading of the disease. There were several cases of pneumonia of a severe type. The same condition, he said. pre- vailed a-11 over the country. The Inspector's report was to a similar effect. ESTIMATE. The Clerk submitted an estimate of the money required for the present year. Taking last year as a basis, the expenditure was zE578 3s. 5d. After deducting therefrom £31 5s. as re-payment from the County Council, and Z121 5s. from the Local Govern- ment Board under the Agricultural Rates Act, there would still remain Z425 11s 5d. to be provided by rates. This would be equivalent to a rate of 5d. in the E. Last year the rate of 4d. levied was not sufficient to meet the expenditure without drawing on the balance in hand at the commencement of the year. The sum so drawn was equal to a td. rate. The additional repairs this year were estimated at L80, and for work connected with Public Health L20 was estimated. Adding these two sums to the P,425 lis. 5d. before mentioned, it was calculated that a rate of 6d. in the £ would be required. After some discussion, ft was decided to make a call upon the overseers for k465 (equivalent to a rate of 5 £ d. in the P.), distributed as follows :-Llanycil Parish, £110; Llanfor, £ 172; Llandderfel, £80; Llangower, £31; Llanuwchllyn, L72. BOARD OF GUARC IANS.—SATURDAY. Present: Mr. Evan Jones (chairman), Mrs. Price, Mrs. Parry, Mrs. Morris, Messrs, R. Thomas, Robert Davies, John Roberts, J. J. Edwards, Robert Hughes, William Richards, L. J. Davies, E. M. Roberts, J. Ll. Jones, Daniel Roberts, Robert Jones, J. R. Jones (clerk), and T. R. Dakin (assistant clerk). STATISTICS. The balance in the Treasurer's hands was reported to be 4842 15s. 6d., and in the Relieving Officer's hands Z5 8s. 3d. During the past fortnight Z35 0s. 9d. had been administered in the relief of 148 out-door paupers, as against L37 5s. to 167 last year. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the house during the past week was 20, as compared with 25 for the corresponding week last year. There was a decrease in the number of vagrants, the returns showing 26 as the number relieved during the fortnight, against 41 last year. Several cases of admission and discharge were reported, among the former being John Barnard Casey, who, as reported in our last issue, on the 15th May, sustained a fracture of the ankle bone. Mrs. Morris and Mr. Daniel Roberts reported that they had visited the house and found everytlang satis- factory. FORM OF CIIEQCTL. In reply to the request of the Guardians to approve of the form of cheque now in use, the Local Government Hoard wrote enclosing copy of an order they had made to Clun Union, and the form of cheque which they had in that case sanctioned. The Clerk observed that the form sent dewn was not exactly the same as that of Bala Union, and suggested that the Local Government Board be asked to approve of the cheque now used in precisely the same form. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. J. Ll. Jones, seconded by Mr. William Richards, that the clerk's suggestion be adopted. VACCINATION. A letter was read from the Jenner Society advo- cating the promotion of voluntary vaccination of children by diffusing an intelligent appreciation of Jenner's great work, and thus lessening, as far as possible, any necessity for compulsory proceedings. DISFRANCHISEMENT OF OUT-DOOR PAUPERS. A letter was read from Leytonstone Union, soliciting the adoption of a resolution passed by them, to the effect that no recipient of out-relief should be dis- franchised' and to petition Parliament to alter the law in that respect. Mr. Daniel Roberts remarked that disfranchise- ment had debarred many from becoming applicants for relief. It was then resolved, upon the motion of Mr. Daniel Roberts, that the letter be laid on the table.
ABERAYRON. PASTIMES.—Tennis and Croouet Courts are marked out in the Square for the County School girls. The boys have found tneir Cricket Pitch in Cae Prince. WHITSCN HOLIDAYS.—A large number of people went from here on Monday to Aberystwyth and else- where. The weather was not very favourable in the morning, but the day turned out bright afterwards. THE BRITISH SCHOOL.— Peniel Church, on Thursday evening last, elected (by ballot) Mr. James D. Lloyd, Panteg, to represent it on the Managing Board of the British School. Mr. Lloyd is well known, locally, as an ardent educationalist, and a sound, clear-headed committee man. This fresh honour was well deserved. NOT IN VAIN.-While the Powers of the world, in spite of all expense and worries of travelling adin- finitum. congregate at The Hague to deliberate as to the best measures to adopt, to arrest the increase of armaments, the inhabitants of New Quay strenuously strive to get the force multiplied in their quiet, romantic home. A PARLOUR CHAT.—Two gentlemen, one a sturdy Methodist, the other a zealous Congregationalist, had a chat the other evening in a certain parlour at Aberayron, over the two musical festivals that had recently been held in the district. Notwithstanding differences of belief regarding many denominational matters, the opinions of both coincided thus far: 1. That the Methodists, in the vroerrame for 1899. had magnificent hymns but a poor selection of tunes, and that the Independents had beautiful tunes but lacked hymns. 2. That the following tasks should be given to the respective committees of the denomina- tions, viz., To point out the differences that may occur to them, between sacred and classic tunes, and to distinguish between "can a hymn." 3. That, whilst Elved and Islwvn were their favourite Welsh poete, they were adverse to their compositions being sung as congregational hymns. 4. That the greatest injustice to our modern and future Doets. and espec- ially to our congregations, would be done by ousting old hymnologists and Welsh airs from the service of the sanctuary. THE I I;}IAX COUNCIL ELECTIO-Tlie tliree persons nominated to contest the vacant seat on the Urban Council, caused by the death of the late Mr. D. Hughes Davies, were Messrs. John James Davies, Market-street David Griffiths, Victoria-street and Captain James Thomas, Greenland-terrace. Mr. Davies withdrew from the contest. Messrs. Griffiths and Thomas, however, were determined to try con- clusions. The poll took place last Tuesday. Griffiths polled 103, Thomas, 83; majority for Griffiths, 15. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—Co-operation, Union, and Federation, are the red hot ideas of our age. An Independent" has almost become a misnomer and anomaly. Consistency! Let the word be gazetted and ridiculous henceforward." The Congregational- ists, in spite of their independence, are not a whit behind other denominations in their desire to federate, neither are they less successful in their attempts at unity. The musical festival that was held at Peniel last Wednesday, under the conductorship of the well known male voice party leader—Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards, Mountain Ash, attests our assertion. The federated churches were Aberavron, Xeuaddlwvd, Rbydrodyn, Llwyncelvn, Llanon andNebo. The first meeting commenced at 10.30, Mr. Morgan Evans, j. r., Oakford, being the president. Devotions were con- ducted by the Rev. J. D. Thomas, Llanon. The morning meeting was wisely apportioned to the chil- dren, and the following tunes were sung by them :— Outref yn y Nef," Tyr'd, 0 Waredwr Mawr," "Y Nefol Wlad," Edrych ar Iesu," "Iynydd Bach Calf aria," "Ccnwcli Glycliau'r Nefoedd," "Y Gwaredigiou. For variety sake a speech was delivered by the chairman, and a paper read by Mr. E. T. Rees, Mason's Row. The Rev. J. T. Parry was the chair- man of the 2 o'clock meeting, who, after the Rev B. C. Davies, had opened by reading and prayer, earnestly appealed to the members of the choir to be on their best behaviour. The following tunes were sung :— (ilasfrvii, "Caerfyrddin," "Leoni," Taliesin, Rockingham, Lianidloes, "Hernlein," Neu- addlwyd," Pembroke," and the anthem, "Teyrnasa Iesu Mawr," (D. Jenkin Morgan). The Rev. John Davies and J. Thickens also addressed the meeting. At 5.30 the chair was occupied by the Rev. T. Gwilym Evans, the Rev. J. Howell, Llwyncelyn, led in the devotional parts. The tunes sung were: St. Saviour," "Coetnlor." "Eliseus," "Spohr," Talysarn," Amadens," "Tanymanod," "Emyn Hwyrol," and the same anthem as was sung in the afternoon. The Revs. J. D. Thomas and J. Howell spoke. The Chairman offered thanks to Mrs. W. Davies, Miss Ellen Jenkins (Llanon), Miss Hughes, and Miss Edith Thomas, Aberayron, the accompanists for the day. Much praise is due to Mr. John Williams, grocer, and Capt. D. Jones, Alban Square, the former having lent the piano, and the latter the American organ.
MACHYNLLETH. COUNCIL.—-A meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, the following being present:—Mr. John Thomas in the chair, Messrs. J. M. Breeze, Richard Owen, John Pugh, D. Smith, T. Parsons, Richard Rees, and H. Lewis; with Dr. A. D. Davies (medical officer), Mr. J. Jones (inspector and surveyor), and Mr. J. Rowlands (clerk).—On the proposition of Mr. John Thomas, seconded by Mr. G. W. Griffiths, and supported by several of the Councillors, it was resolved that the Council deeply feel and sympathise with Mrs. Evans and her family in the bereavement which has befallen them by the sad and sudden death of Mr. Joseph Evans, and that the Tote be recorded on the minutes, and that the Clerk convey the same to Mrs. Evans.—It was resolved that Mr. John Davies be approved as a plumber for Water-works Committee.—The corres- pondence with the engineers as to moneys due on final completio of the water-works contract was read, and the same deferred to the ordinary meeting. A letter was read from Messrs. Gillart and Sons with particulars of tenant's claims for compensation, and it was resolved to pay the following: Mr. J. W. Williams, Glandules, £9 5s.; Mr. John Lewis, Dolguog, £ 13 15s.; Mr. T. Lewis, Hendrescifion, Z35 15s.; jlr. Hughes, Aberffrwdan, £27 10s.—In consequence of the medical officer's report, it was resolved that the inspector take immediate steps to clean the drain at the back of Railway-terrace, and that the Sanitary Committee visit that place on Friday.—The Clerk was directed to write to the engineers to ascertain whether they proposed charging for the amended plans of the sewerage disposal scheme as required by the Local Government Board.—The Surveyor was directed to procure six stench traps from Mr. Evan Jones, ironmonger.-A letter was read from Mr. A. J. W. James in reply to a communication sent by the Council respecting the practice of hanging up skins near the footpath in Cae Bricks, and it was resolved to ask him to remove the line further from the footpatb.-The plans of new houses submitted by Mr. J. H. Williams were reported upon by the Surveyor, and it was resolved to call the architect's attention to the provisions of the Public Health Act and the Council's Bve-Laws.
PENLLWYN. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—On Friday, the annual festival of the Penllwyn District was held at Dyffryn, 1 Goginan. The chapels represented were Penllwyn, Ponterwyd, Goginan, Capel Madog, Aberffrwd, Capel Dewi, Cwmerfyn, Blaenrheidol, and Cwmergyr. The weather was most unfavourable, and no doubt caused a large number of absentees. The afternoon meeting commenced at two o'clock, and was presided over by Mr. T. James, Cwmerfyn. The following tunes were sung: Whitburn," "Cawn chwareu'r aur de- lynau," "St. Peter," "Joseph," "A Chant," "Hwyr- fryn," and the anthems, A Sanctaidd yw ein Harglwydd Dduw" and "Marwolaeth y Cristion." The evening meeting was presided over by the Rev. D. Morgan, Penllwyn, when the following programme was rendered Cefnbedd" "Llywelyn," "Leeds," "Islwyn," "Balducci," "Gorphwysfa," "Darowain," "Lymington," "Cleveland," and the anthems of the afternoon meeting. The conductor was Mr. J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., and the accompanist Miss J. Jones, Minafon, Penllwyn. During the meeting Mr. W. Evans, Ponterwyd, gave a very interesting account of the work done in the Sunday Schools of the district during the past year. Penllwyn this year again, as usual, headed the list of those that won the largest number of prizes in the "Arholiad Sirol." A large number of certificates were distributed by Mr. J Morris, Penllwyn, the examiner, to those that satisfied him in the tonic solfa examination. A satis- factory progress is being done in music every year, and it is evident that everybody now acknowlede the value of it. Mr. Morris alse gave a brief but timely speech. Some of the tunes in the evening meeting were nicely sung, especially "Balducci," "Islwyn," "Hwyrfryn," and "Cleveland." Though the fes- tivals of past years were more numerous, yet this year's festival was one of the best on record. This may be attributed to the skilful way in which Mr. Rees conducted the singing. Miss Jones also as accompanist did her part splendidly. Votes of thanks were passed to the conductor, the accompanist, the Chairman, and to the people of Dyffryn for their good-hearted kindness.
BORTH. MARRIAGE.—The marriage was solemnised at Soar Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, in the presence of the Registrar, Mr. J. J. Hughes, of Talybont, between Mr. Joseph Foulds, of Castletown, Lancashire, and Miss Leah Jones, daughter of Mr. David Jones, of Ynvsfirgi Farm, Borth. The best man was Mr. D. Beresford, of Lancashire. The bridesmaids were Misses Lizzie and Ellen Jones, sisters of the bride, and Miss It Foulds, sister of the bridegroom. The guests were Misses M. Jones, Susannah Jones, M. Jones (sisters of the bride), Miss Flossie Millins (niece of the bride), Mr. D. Jones (father of the bride), Mr. J. Thomas, of Tyngwndwn (uncle of the bride), Mr. J. Morgan (cousin of the bride), and Mr. W. S. Prosser, of Borth. The Rev. D. C. Jones officiated. The presents were very numerous by well wishers, and the happy pair wended their way from Borth en route for Criccieth, where they intend spending their honeymoon, amidst great jubilation.
The Rev. W. Hinton Jones, Calvanistic Methodist minister, of Shrewsbury, died on Friday last. The Rev. Lewis Price, vicar of Llandilo an,4 Llan- dyfeisant has been appointed by the Bishop of St. David's to be rural dean of the Llandilo Deanery (consisting of eighteen parishes), in the place of the Venerable Archdeacon Pryce, who vacated the post on his promotion to the Deanery of St. Asaph. Mr. Price, who is a scholar and Hebrew prizeman of St. David's College, Lampeter, was a member of that institution previous to its receiving the charter for the conferring of degrees, and was ordained as far back as 1857, The new rural dean is a fine scholar, a powerful Welsh preacher, and in every way a strong man. The petition of Mr. John Kensit and others for the removal of ornaments which are alleged to be illegal from St. Ethelburga's Church, was further proceeded with in the London Consistory Court yesterday. The case for the petitioners was con- cluded, and Mr. Jelf, Q.C., addressed the Court in reply. If the decision was adverse to his clients, he said, it would rend the Church asunder, and he asked the Chancellor not to allow such a thing to happen at his hands. He complained that Mr. Kensit—who, he said, could laugh and jeer at them-had not gone into the box to be examined. The case was adjourned until the 2nd of June, when the Rev. Dr. Cobb, the curate-in-charge of the church, will be called. The Free Church Catechism has now been trans- slated into Welsh. The Committee to whom the work was entrusted (says the "Free Church Chronicle ") of Dr. Owen Davies (Baptist), the Rev. John Hughes (Wesleyan), the Rev. D. Oliver (Con- gregationalist), and the Rev. J. Pryce Davies (Calvinistic Methodist).
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