-> ABERYSTWYTH. HOLY TRTVTTY.—The Bishop of St. Day MS preached an eloquent sermon at Holy Irmity Church, on Sunday morning last. QU [,,RY.-A large hoarding has been put upmear the Alexandra Hall of residence. Is it not on Corporate property ? ACCIDENT. On Tuesday evening Mr. Tom Williams, boatman, fell asleep on the brink of the Castle Rocks facing Graigoch. While asleep he fell over the cliff, a considerable distance, and sustained considerable injury by the fall. He was assisted home by some friends, and is going on as well as can be expected. 11 PAINTER'S GRIEVANCES.—It is understood that the painters of Aberystwyth have some little grievance over the unskilled labour question. A meeting was held on Saturday to form a branch of the Union, but so far as we are able to ascer- tain it was not definitely decided to form a branch, although preliminary details were discussed. CONGREGATIONAL TRIP.—The annual trip of the Congregational Sunday School took place yester- day (Wednesday) when, the event being favoured with fine weather, a large number made the journey to Abergynolwyn, via Towyn, which was the place chosen this year. The party left by the first train in the morning, and dinner and tea was provided at the journey's end. The arrrangements of the Rev. T. A. Penry (pastor), and Mr. D. Thomas (superintendent) were all that could be desired. A good many took the opportunity to walk from Abergynolwyn to Tal-y-llyn. The party ar- rived home by the coast train, tired, but having .spent a very enjoyable day. I.O.G.T.—The usual weekly meeting was held at the Progress Hall last Friday evening. Thefollowing .members took part:—Miss Pollie Edwards, Miss H. Jones and Mr. E. H. Jones. Two new members were enrolled. The members of the Order went to Crosswood yesterday afternoon in brakes. The weather was all that could be desired. EXCURSION. A large excursion, under the auspices of the Newtown Co-operative Society, will arrive here on Saturday. Tickets will be issued by the train available for return on Tuesday, and it is probable that a goodly number will stay at Aberystwyth over Sunday. WELSH UNIVERSITY.—Examinations in connec- tion with the Welsh University are in progress at the U.C.W. They commenced on Saturday. CRICKET.—The Ceredigion suffered defeat at the hands of the Newtown team on Saturday, the scoring being 38 against 40. A match played at the Smithfield on the same day between U.C.W. and Machynlleth resulted in a draw. The home team went in first and scored 60 and their opponents scored 48 for six wickets. The College were playing without Grundy and Halliwell, two of their best players. THE LIGHTING'QUESTION.—The twelve houses which are being built in Railway-terrace by Mr. T. Hopkins for Mr. T. E. Salmon are to be lit by electric light. MILITIA.—The Militia will return from South Hook on Friday next. They will travel by special trains reaching here about half past three. COUNTY CYCLING CLUB.— About 30 lady members of the County Cycling Club journeyed to Lovesgrove on Tuesday afternoon. Previous to starting they paraded some of the streets, looking, very charming in their bright summer dresses. MABON," the popular and respected member for Mid-Glamorgan, will preach at the Wesley Chapel, Queen's-road, on Sunday, the 13th Sep- tember, and will deliver a lecture the following day in aid of the funds of the Chapel. THE WEATHER.—The sun heat of the 1st inst was the highest that has been recorded for a con- siderable number of years past for the time of year. Highest records are usual in August. A barometer exposed by Mr. Kenrick recorded the remarkable figures as under:—Exposed to sun, 106 8 Maximum shade, 74'1; Maximum shade, 54.2. BATHING FACILITIES.—A correspondent writes We think it is quite time the bathing machines should be placed on the beach for use. Several, in fact quite a number, of visitors are disappointed at not being able to bathe in the open sea. Going to the Public Baths is no change to them, as they can have fresh water or sea water baths in their own homes. SEASON NOVELTIES.—Misses. Ward & Co, 8, Great Darkgate Street, re-open their Show Rooms this day. The establishment has been well stocked with a large variety of toys and fan y goods for the season. Visitors and others are invited to pay a visit to the Show Rooms. UNIVERSAL THIRST.—We have received the following from a correspondent:—The large waves of the last storm tore away the donkeys' water trough, and it has not been re-placed. We beg to remind the proper authority of the fact. The donkeys are thirsty, and so are the boatmen. By the bye, we beg to suggest that a small drinking foun- tain, say something like the post office pillar boxes, be placed on the Marine Parade on either side of the Terrace Road opening. Other towns have large fountains playing on the Promenades, and drinking fountains placed at intervals, and lavatories, and band stands. We do not advocate the crowding of the Aberystwyth Promenade with such erections, but the pillar drinking fountain would not be a disfigurement, nor in the way if placed in the line of seats and lamps. t SUNDAY SCHOOL EXCURSION.—The Salvation Army Sunday School Scholars and Teachers had an outing to Gogerddan last Wednesday, when tea was provided for them by Mrs. Finch, at Frongoch, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Frongoch Dairy. The children's wants were attended to by their teachers-Mrs. Edward Edwards, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Williams, Trefor Road, Miss Bubb, Miss Finch, Miss Williams, Mr. Metan. Captain Simkins and Lieutenant Taylor were in command. After a hearty vote of thanks had been accorded to Mrs. Finch, the return journey was accomplished. The scholars and teachers, numbering 45, enjoyed a very pleasant outing. (Ð. W. T. A.-The monthly meeting of the Aber- ystwyth branch of the British Women's Temperance Association took place at the Presbyterian School- room, on Thursday, Mrs. T. F. Roberts presiding. The only business discussed was the report of the delegates to the London Council meeting held in May—Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. W. Griffiths. Mrs. Francis, and Miss Anna Roberts. A brief discussion took place on the reports, which were of a satisfactory nature. Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. William Griffiths are again appointed on the Executive this yesr. The next annual meeting will be held in Edinburgh. this being the first time it has been held out of London. BAND OF HOPE OUTING.—On Thursday the Portland Street Juvenile Band of Hope assembled at their usual place of meeting at 1-15 for their drive out in the char-a-banc and wagonettes, numbering in all four, from Mr. Morris, Waterloo Hotel. At 1-30 a start was made for Penryncoch. The number of the juveniles who availed them- selves of this outing reached three figures. The little ones enjoyed themselves immensely, and reached home again about six, after having had a very pleasant outing. PROPERTY SALE.—Mr. J. E. James offered for sale by auction at the Talbot Hotel on Wednesday wfek the house known as No. 25, High-street, which is held for the residue of a term of ninety- nine years, commencing on October 18th, 1813. This was withdrawn at £135. The leasehold dwel- ling house. No. 10. Portland-street, at present in the occupation of Miss Mary Elizabeth Edwards, was also put up for sale. The property is held under a lease from the Corporation for the unex- pired term of twenty-one years from May 9th, 1809. It was sold to Mrs. Rea, White Horse'Hotel, Terrace-road, for £ 450. AN ADDITION.—Mr, W. H. Colby, of Carreg- wen, writes Sir,—In your last issue, you report the Bishop of Chester's statement, in his sermon at the consecration of the Chancel of Holy Trinity Cnurch, that he believed that the convenient hall close by was the gift of a layman. But you do not report my speech at the luncheon, which was to the effect that it was not intended to hand over the hall referred to to the church that if it ever was handed over to any body, it would be a more representative body than the eclesiastical commissioners. Kindly oblige by inserting this correction. AN AMUSING INTERLUDE.—The people who were on the Castle Grounds on Sunday afternoon were treated to a somewhat amusing sight, although the principal actor was probably not so much at ease as those on the grounds. A party of cyclists staying in Aberystwyth for the day had been climbing about the rocks, and one, while attempting to come down from a place which he had easily reached going up, dislodged a large piece of rock. which left him without footing in the place and also destroyed his nerve. He clung to the rock and asked for assistance, and heroic measures were resorted to-a rope being fetched and a boat being sent for from the bay. Neither were used, for Mr. Llew Lloyd climbed up and assisted the unfortunate one. who. following his helper's advice, got safely out of the predicament he was in. He was never really in any danger, that is, in any difficulty from which a cool head and a sure foot would have extricated him, but Mr. Lloyd nearly paid for his friendly act by a nasty fall—a part. of the clifr sliding from under his fed when he was reaching for the rope. He recovered himself, however, and :dl ended happily. MINING.—Messrs. Williams and Metcalfe have just secured a large order for dressing machinery lor a company in the Pyrenees, South of France. v This order, with the other work in hand, will mean that the Rheidol Foundry will be pretty brisk and lively during the present summer. SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS.—Apropos of the recent controversy in the Aberystwyth Town Council with regard to Sunday newspapers, it may be interesting to our readers to know that the Cheltenham Town Council propose to draft a bye- law, which will stop all street sales of newspapers on Sunday within the borough. As the newsagents in Cheltenham do not open on Sunday the pro- hibition will be complete. SALES OF FURNITURE.—On Wednesday, Thurs- (lay, and Friday of last week, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's-road, Messrs. Daniel, Son, and Meredith, auctioneers, Aberystwyth and Town, held a highly successful sale of household furniture, the property of Mrs. Blackwell and others. On Friday, the 16th inst., they will conduct an important sale of furniture at the Assembly Rooms, Towyn, the property of the Rev. J. D. Evans, who is leaving the town to take up ministerial duties at Garston. SHOP ASSISTANTS' OUTING.—The annual outing of the members of the Early Closing Association, the third of its kind, took place on Wednesday week, the arrangements being excellently carried out by the following com- mittee :—Mr. D. Sylvanus Edwards, chairman Mr. Griffith Ellis, vice-chairman; Mr Gordon Bicker- staff, treasurer Messrs. D. Charles Edwards and W. E. Edwards (Howell's), secretaries; Misses Evans, Cole, and M. Doughton, Lizzie Jones (Bridge-street), Alice Williams, Messrs. Jack Davies, R. Benbow, Tom Jones, D. Edward Jones, W. Ellis, Llew. Thomas, D. H. Pughe, Isaac Samuel. John Jones (Howell's), G. W. Adams, and Robert J. Lewis. Llyfnant Valley was chosen for the outing, and about a hundred proceeded there in brakes supplied by Mr. D. Phillips, Terrace- road. Tea was partaken of at Caerhedyn Farm, under the presidency of Mr. Tom Griffiths. A very enjoyable time was spent. A MUSICAL EQUINE.—The performance of the minstrels on the Parade on Tuesday evening was appreciated by one, at least, of the hearers, this being a horse, which was being driven past where they were standing. Apparently appreciative of the music, the animal stopped when opposite the troupe, and after a short interval began to dance, although its performance of the art terpsi- chorean was a little reminiscent of the awkward man who steps on all his partners' toes. Finally the horse was induced to leave, but on his way evinced considerable reluctance to do more than walk a few yards and stop, apparently being enchanted with the delightful strains. ECLIPSE.—Mr. Kenrick, M.C.A.S., writes I presume it would be an unpardonable offence on my part in the sight of some of my astronomical friends were I to allow the partial eclipse of the sun, which is to take place during the early hours of the morning of the 8th inst., without calling their attention to the phenomena, or reminding them of the event, although they will probably view it from their bedrooms only. At Greenwich the eclipse commences at 4.43, reaches the greatest phase at 5.17, and ends at 5.53, but ends on the earth generally at 8.26. As I have done on pre- vious occasions by taking a penny to represent the sun, the eclipse will commence near the B. in Britt., and terminate near the I. in Victoria. At the greatest phase about one-fifth, or to be more correct 19 hundredths, of the sun's surface will be obscured. At present there are no indications of any change in the weather, and as the sun will have risen about an hour and a half ere the eclipse begins he will have dispelled all mist, and be clearly discernible in the blue ether, and in all probability the phenomena will be a fine sight. Z, PETTY SESSIONS.—The borough petty sessions were held yesterday (Wednesday), when the sitting magistrates were Messrs. C. M. Williams (in the chair) and Mr. R. J. Jones.—The grocers license of Mr. John Mathias, Bridge-street, was transferred to Mr. John Davies, High-street, and the license of the Shipwrights Arms from Mr. Morgan Morgans to Mr. E. M. Owen.—Richard K. Jenkins, auctioneer, Llanbadarn. was fined 2s. 6cl., including costs. for riding a bicycle without a light, on May 31.—David Doughton, carpenter, Little Darkgate-street, was fined Is. 6d., including costs, for allowing the chimney of his dwelling- house to be on fire on June 4. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM BARTON. Mr. William Barton, of Oakleigh, Sutton Coldfield, for twenty-three years Conservative agent for the City of Birmingham, died at Yarmouth suddenly on Sunday. Mr. Barton was in his usual health on Saturday, but complained of being tired. He was out until late in the evening walking on the Parade, and went to bed at 10 p.m. About 3 a.m. Mrs. Barton awoke hearing a noise, and called her husband's name, asking what was the matter. She got no reply, and being frightened called the land- lady, but found Mr. Barton to be dead. The cause of death was heart disease. Mrs. Barton is the daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Davies, formerly draper in Pier-street, and lately of Padarn Villa, and she is the sister of Mr. T. Lumley Davies, timber merchant, Liverpool, and is well known in the town. Mr. Barton has spent many a holiday in Aberystwyth. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—At the meeting of the Managers of the County School on Friday, Mr. George Davies (chairman) presided, and those also present were Mrs. Jessy Williams, Miss Jones, the Rev. T. Levi, Messrs. C. M. Williams, and R. J. Jones, with the Clerk (Mr. J. Evans), the Head- master (Mr. David Samuel), and the Senior Mistress (Miss Ewart).—The invitation to send exhibits to the Welsh Educational Exhibition at Cardiff was referred to the Finance Committee- with power to act, and to incur an expense not exceeding ZlO.-An application from the Head- master for the managers to lessen the proportion of rates and taxes to be paid by him, and another from the cleaner for an advance of wages were referred to the Finance Committee for report.— The apparatus, etc., included in the requisitions sent in by Miss Hughes were ordered to be pur- chased.-It was resolved that Mr. Bearne's tender be accepted for supplying, fixing, and painting picture rails, 2 k inches wide, in the six new classrooms at £8 6s., pro- viding he completes the work by June 17.-The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr. David Howell, that he having supplied for the master's and mistress's room linoleum at 4s. 6d. per yard, instead of the one purchased at 3s. 6d., the man- agers refuse to accept the linoleum supplied, unless he chose to allow it to remain at 3s. 6d.— Applications for lodging-house licences were granted.—The Clerk was instructed to write to the parents of pupils lodging at 20, Marine-terrace, Old Jasper House, 6, Gray's Inn-road, and 6, Little Darkgate-street, the landlords and landladies of these houses having so far declined to make the necessary applications for lodging-house licenses,
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. MR. GIBSON'S CHARGES TO BE IX- VESTIGATED. CAPTAIN DOUGHTON'S PROTEST. The fortnightly meeting of the Aberystwyth Town Council took place at the Council Chamber, on Tuesday. The Mayor (Councillor D. C. Roberts) presided, and those also present were: Aldermen Peter Jones, T. Doughton, D. Roberts, Councillors John Jenkins (ex-mayor), C. M. Williams, R. J. Jones, E. P. Wynne, R. Doughton, 1. Hopkins, J. P. Thomas, G. Croydon Marks, R. Peake, E. H. James, with Mr. Arthur J. Hughes, town clerk Mr. H. L. Evans, borough accountant, and Mr. Rees Jones, borough surveyor. A COMPLAINT. Mr. W. K. Hall wrote acknowledging the receipt, of the town clerk's letter, and saying the Council had allowed one of its members to continue tipping at the end of the Terrace, although there was a resolution on the books that tipping should be stopped on May 1st. Speaking for himself, and for himself only, he begged to enter his strongest protest against the Council's partial and unjust conduct. The Mayor: Does anyone desire to make any comment on this letter ? Councillor R. J. Jones said they had a special meeting at the end of the last council meeting, at which the time was extended for a fortnight. It was now June 6th, and the fortnight extra had expired. He thought that some explanation should be made. Alderman Peter Jones said at the special meeting they thought it advisable to have the place between the wall and where the debris was previously tipped well filled up, fearing that it might sustain damage through not having a proper backing. J rom the present appearance of matters, he thought that in a week an ample quantity of material would have been placed there, which would attain the object desired. The Mayor: As soon as that has been done the carting will be stopped ? Alderman Peter Jones Yes. AN APPLICATION. Mr. Purton wrote to the Mayor applying for per- mission to fix the water meter from 42, Terrace-road, at No. 1, North-parade, for the purpose of using for an electrical sign,and tapping same for the purpose I p of washing the windows also to connect the hose with in case of fire. Alderman Peter Jones said it was rather an im- portant matter, having separate connections, and he thought they should ponder over it. Many applications for similar powers would be applied for if they acceded to this one, and he suggested that they should refer it to the Public Works Com- mittee. Councillor R. J. Jones seconded, and it was agreed to. MR. GIBSOX'S DIATRIBES. SPECIAL MEETING TO BE CALLED. The Mayor was about to proceed with the next item on the agenda, when Alderman T. Doughton rose, and said that before commencing the business he would like to have the indulgence of the Council for a few minutes, as the matter he wished to bring forward was a case of emergency. It was a speech made by Mr. John Gibson and reported in the Welsh Gazette of May 25th. If the Mayor could not allow him to go on, he would move the sus- pension of the standing orders. The Mayor: It is a matter for the Council, but I think you may say what you wish to say in refer- ence to it. Alderman T. Doughton: Thank you. I shall read a portion of the speech made by Mr. John Gibson, as it appeared in the Welsh Gazette." It is as follows: There was in this town at the present time a building where little children were done to death regularly all the year round. He knew that to be a fact. It was told to him by an official, and he (the speaker) investigated the circumstances, and proved them to be correct. He could not make a definite statement in its particularity, because the law of libel did not allow him to make it, but there were plenty of people in official positions in the town who knew this fact as well as he knew it, and he told the meeting plainly that these people who knew this fact were just simply hypocrites until they rid themselves of the responsibility that was before them, and put a stop to the death-trap. They would say, Surely this cannot be truth. Surely you are exaggerating.' He knew how often he was accused of exaggerating, but he assured them again that the words he used were literally true, and no nurses, and no doctors, and no district visitors, and no Downie's Bequest would prevent these little children being fed on things that they knew would kill them, and their naked bodies put on to wet flags, so that they might die speedily, and rid their parents of the responsibility which gathered about them." Alderman Doughton went on to say that he noticed that two members of the Town Council were present at that meeting—his worship the Mayor and Mr. C. M. Williams, and he was sur- prised that these remarks were not challenged at the time. Mr. C. M. Williams: To put you right I may say that I had to leave the meeting before Mr. Gibson began to make his speech, otherwise I would have challenged his statements, Alderman Doughton said he was very pleased to hear that. He saw there were some of their medical men at the meeting as well. He (the speaker) took it that the Town Council were the only local body that ought to take notice of that, particularly in regard to tne sanitation of the town. Whether Mr. Gibson meant that or not he (the speaker) could not say, but at any rate Mr. Gibson said distinctly that there was a building in Aberystwyth at the present time where little children were done to death. If one had spoken to him (Capt. Doughton) two or three hundred had, and bad said they were horror-struck at the expressions and the language Mr. Gibson had used. It was strange to him (Capt. Doughton). Mr. Gibson took very good care that these remarks were not shown in his paper, but they ought to be proud that the Welsh Gazette had brought these facts out instead of allowing this gentleman to shelter behind the hedge of privilege to make these statements. He SE id that he bad proved them and had investigated the matter and proved it to be true. As a member of the Town Council he (Capt. Doughton) took the responsibility of asking the officials of the corporation, one by one, if they knew of anything approaching the state of things as described by Mr. Gibson. They said "No, certainly !vn." ilr (C-ipt. Doughton) was a mem- ber of the Public Works Committee, and since the present inspector had been appointed—he believed in the hitter end of January or the beginning of February-it had been his practice to go round with the medical officer and visit the whole town in turn. By the reports that came to the Public Works Committee, upwards of 800 houses were inspected and reported on every month. Mr. Gibson said in his speech that the state of things he had referred to was well known to peo- ple in official positions in the town. Who were they 1 Mr. Gibson himself stated distinctly that they were hypocrites unless they took action. How could they take action unless they knew of this ? Was not Mr. Gibson a hypocrite himself when he made deliberate statements like this and had not courage to come forward and say There's that house." The Mayor: You have not asked him, Mr. Doughton. Alderman Doughton I am not supposed to ask him; it is not my place. We have paid officials. Alderman Doughton, proceeding, said he was sorry that the Mayor, who was present at the meeting referred to, did not ask Mr. Gibson to prove the statement he made; he was surprised at that. If he (the speaker) had been there he could not possibly let this have gone on without somehow challenging him to prove it. As far as he (Capt. Doughton) could understand it, this was a case which, if the Chief Constable would not take action, it should be reported. He would like to suggest to the Council to report it to the Home Secretary, and let the Public Prosecutor take action, and bring this man forward, and take him on his own words. It was something awful. At the Council they all tried to do their best, accord- ing to their little knowledge or their little common- sense, and he believed he could safely say that there was not a watering place in the country that would compare with Aberystwyth in regard to sanitary and other matters, and here at the begin- ning of the season, just the same as ever, Mr. Gib- son had started. They knew Mr. Gibson in the Council, and everybody in the town knew him; but the papers in which the reports appeared went probably all over England, and such statements were damaging to the town. Personally, he did not care for Mr. Gibson he cared for Mr. Gibson no more than Mr. Gibson cared for him, and there was no love lost between them but it was damag- ing to the town, and he was sorry it had been allowed, the Mayor being present. He thought he was echoing the voice of the whole Council when he uttered his strongest protest against Mr. Gibson's utterances, as they were not true, to the Council's knowledge. The Mayor said he had allowed Capt. Doughton to make his statement, and they would now pro- ceed with the business. Capt. Doughton might put a resolution on the agenda in any way, or might, if he desired, speak on it. He (the Mayor) might say in reference to his own position that he was at the meeting taking the chair, and it was his duty to conduct the meeting. He never heard a word about the matter Mr. Gibson spoke upon before that gentleman spoke, and he (the Mayor) had no idea to what he referred. He was not at the time in a position to enter into an argument with Mr. Gibson on the matter one way or another. He made the statements publicly, and he (the speaker) presumed that the matter would be brought up at the Council as they saw it had that day. It was not my position," concluded the Mayor, at the time in any way to enter into the matter, and I had never heard a word about it before. I do not know to what he referred. I have never spoken to him on the matter since. It is a matter for the Council to inquire into cer- tainly". Mr. C. M. Williams asked if the Mayor would allow Capt. Doughton to move a resolution that the matter be considered by a committee of the whole Council. There could not be any doubt whatever that a very serious reflection had been cast upon the town authorities mainly, and he thought they should not delay in having the matter taken in hand, and thoroughly investigated. Of course they would call Mr. John Gibson to prove the statements he made. If he (the speaker) had been present at the meeting at which Mr. Gibson made the remarks, he should certainly have asked Mr. Gibson to state where this place was, and he also would have challenged one or two other statements that he made. If the Mayor would allow Alderman Doughton to move a resolution on the lines be bad indicated he (Councillor Williams) would be glad to second it. The Mayor: I will allow him to move the resolution. Alderman Doughton accordingly moved that the Council be appointed a committee to investigate this matter, &c., and call upon Mr John Gibson to prove his utterances. Councillor Williams--I beg to second that. Councillor Isaac Hopkins proposed that the matter be dealt with in the usual way, and be put on the agenda for the next meeting. They would not allow other things to be passed without being put on the agenda, and he contended that the mayor was acting unlaw fully if he allowed this resolution to pass that day without going first on the agenda. The Mayor said he was going to allow the resolution to be put for this reason: This was simply a matter of inquiry, and it seemed to him that there could be no harm to anyone—any member of the committee or anyone outside that they should that day pass a resolution to inquire into it. Of course, these were matters in which there should be proper notice given to every mem- ber, but this was the first opportunity since the last council of this matter being taken notice of, and he thought it was a matter that should be brought forward immediately. There could be no harm to anyone in the inquiry being immediately held, and for that reason he held that it was proper for the council to pass a resolution to that Ii effect. It was not a question of the expenditure I of any money or a question of any resolution that j would commit the council to anv course of action, II or which would hamper them in any way. c Councillor Hopkins It will be a question of money if you go to law. You have nommenced it in the wrong way. The Mayor repeated that it was simply a resolu- tion for inquiry. i Councillor j. P. Thomas Would you also give notice to the officials of the corporation to be present. The Mayor It means giving notice to everyone, I suppose. Councillor Thomas The medical men, too. The Mayor: I should say so. The resolution was carried nem. con., and it was agreed to fix the date of meeting after the other business was disposed of. GENERAL PURPOSES. The council proceeded to the reports of com- j mittees. Councillor E. P. Wynne, chairman of the General Purposes Committee, moved the confirmation of the following:— The application of Mrs. Lewis for permission to place eighteen bathing machines for gentlemen, and Mrs. White for twenty-two bathing machines for ladies, was considered, and your Committee recommend the same be granted.—Mr. Rogers, Inspector of Hackney Carriages, presented his I, report, which was read and adopted.—The follow- ing applications from donkey owners for permission to be allowed to place the following number of donkeys on the beach for the season, viz.:—Mrs. Jones, five donkeys; Mrs. White, five donkeys; Mrs. Morgan, five donkeys; total, fifteen donkeys; were considered. Your committee recommend the same be granted.—The application from Inspector Morgan for a suitable uniform was considered. Your Committee recommend thatInspector Morgan be supplied with a patrol jacket, trousers, and cap at a cost of £2 17s. 6d.—Mr. W. L. Hughes was re-appointed to check the arrivals of trains during the ensuing season. They were agreed to. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Councillor C M. Williams, chairman of the Finance Committee, moved the confirmation of the Finance Committee meeting held on May 30. Labour sheets and bills amounting in all to E423 2s. The other recommendations were as follows:—Your Council recommend that tenders be invited for printing and advertising, &c., for the year ended March, 1900.—Your Committee recom- mend that the Town Clerk's Office be connected with the Exchange.—A letter was received from Mr. Serjeant, on behalf of Messrs Allsopp & Co., for an extension of time for carrying out the work at St. George's Hotel. Your Committee recommend that the time be extended from July, 1899, to 1st January, 1900, for completion of the work contained in the terms for renewal of the lease.—Your Coun- cil recommend the cancellation of the Harbour Annuity Certificates, Nos. 14, 16, and 19, in the names of Rev. Richard Hughes and Catherine Ann Hughes and to grant new certificates Nos. 88, 89, and 90 in lieu thereof, and to authorise the Mayor to affix the Corporation Seal to same.—The Town Clerk submitted revised copies of Draft Leases and agreements which v. ere approved of by your Com- mittee and instructions were given the Town Clerk to have the same pri.ited without delay in order to expedite and cheapen the cost to applicants for Leases.—The following Sub-Committee were appointed, viz., Mayor, Chairman of Finance, Alderman Peter Jones, and Councillor R. J. Jones, to consider the revision of the salary and draw up and define the duties of the Town Clerk and Clerk to the Urban Authority.—A letter was read from Mr. Hughes, Solicitor, on behalf of Mr. Isaac Hopkins, with reference to the renewal of the lease of his houses in South Road in which conditions were stipulated which the Council cannot accede to, consequently the Committee made no recom- mendation.—Your Committee again in passing the salary of Mr. Hugh Hughes, clerk to the Borough Justices, for quarter ending 31st March, call attention to the great excess of payments over receipts, the quarter's salary being E25, and the amount received in respect of fines and fees for some period being P,9 17s. 9d., showing a deficiency for the quarter of P,15 2s. 3d.—A letterwas received from Mr. John C. Rea stating that the various clubs had agreed to appoint a competent man to prepare plans and report as to the best way of laying out the grounds in Plascrug Flats, which plans he proposes to submit at an early date.— The application of Mr. Oscar Beddoes for a lease of a building site at Rheidol Terrace was considered, and your Committee recommend that the applica- tion be granted on the following terms:—Frontage 18 feet, at Is. 6d. per foot,— £ 1 7s. Conditions: That a dwelling house be erected on the site within two years from 12th November, 1898, subject to a plan to be approved of by the Council. These were all confirmed. THE HALF-YEARLY RATES. A SATISFACTORY STATEMENT. Councillor C. M. Williams then moved the j recommendation of the following The Borough I Accountant submitted the estimates of receipts and j expenditure for the half-year ending 30th Septem- I ber, 1899, Your committee recommend that a | General district rate of Is lOd in the £ and a j water rate of Is in the £ be passed. Councillor j Wiiliams said they would observe a very pleasing j feature in reference to the general district rate— j that the Council were able to further reduce the rate from 2s 2d, as it was last year, to Is lOd this year. Looking over the past almost twenty years, and taking an average of the whole of the general district rates, he believed they would find the rate this year to be a shade lower than it had been on the average (hear, hear.) They hoped that tke rate for the winter half of the year would be reduced to Is 3d, so that really it would make a general district rate for the year ending March, 1900 of 3s Id, or it was possible it might be 3s. | Iu addition to that he made inquiries the previous day of Mr. Atwood, rate collector, as to what the | poor rate for this half-year would be, having regard j of course to the fact that this year the Council had J not levied a borough rate, as in former years. He 1 believed they had for many years levied a rate of E500 on the borough fund. This not being asked for this year enabled the poor rate to be reduced from Is 9d to Is 3d. The water rate of course needed no comment they bad made a water rate of 2s for many years, so taking the aggregate rates-general district and poor rates-for the half-year ending March 1900, as far as they could possibly make them out, they would simply amount to 5s. 4d. in the pound. Last year the amount was 6s. 3d.; in 1898 it was 7s. Id.; and in 1897 it was 6s. 8d; so that they had really made a very substantial decrease in the course of the three years and if they took the two years they had come down from 7s. Id. to 5s. 4d. He thought this was very satisfactory. If they took the average of the two rates for twenty years it came to 6s., so that in bringing it to 5s. 4d. they were making an eleven per cent reduction. He was sure the ratepayers would fully appreciate the reduction. There was sometimes a great deal of talk about heavy rates, but generally the people who talked about heavy rates did not take the trouble to investigate the abstract of the accounts, and see how a large portion was being spent. Last year, he believed, out of their rates no less a sum than P,4,000 and and some odd hundreds were actually paid as repayments of loans and interest —practically half their rates going in this direc- tion. Of the water rate they found iEl,000 going in the same way. He thought the statement must be very satisfactory, especially as in other water- ing places, as he saw from a return recently pub- lished, including a large number of towns, the J rates were all higher than at Aberystwyth. In the J face of the great improvements the Council were making every year, it must, as he said before, be very satisfactory that they were able to carry these works out, not by maintaining the same rates as in the past, but with a considerable reduction. Councillor R. J. Jones seconded the motion. Councillor Hopkins: How can you pass that J when I see the expenditure on one side of the sheet I more than the receipts I Councillor C. M. Williams: We are making the rate, Mr. Hopkins, to cover that deficiency. First of all, you have an expenditure of £ 3,942. Then you have our probable receipts £ 1.554, and then there is the difference between these two, £ 2,388 6s. lid., which has to be provided. The recommendation was agreed to. HARBOUR WORK. Councillor R. Doughton, chairman of the Harbour Committee, moved the adoption of the following minutes of a meeting held on May 29 :—■ The Harbour Master reported the arrival of a vessel in the Bay with explosives, and that the captain had not complied with the bye-laws in giving him due notice. Your Committee recom- mend that the town clerk be instructed to write to the owners calling their attention to the matter.—A deputation of the hobblers attended your Committee complaining of the withholding of a sum of 9s. by the Harbour Master out of a sum of P,4 3s Od, being their fees as hobble money. The chairman was desired to make enquiries and clear the matter up. —Your Committee recommend the purchase of a lantern of 300 candle power at the sum of £8 10s. j This was agreed to. PUBLIC WORKS. The Chairman of the Public Works Committee (Alderman Peter Jones) presented the following minutes of a meeting of the committee held May 29, and moved their adoption: An application was received from Mrs. Jane Jones, 19, Bridge-street, for permission to erect bay windows on her | premises, which was granted, the same not to pro- I ject from the line of the wall beyond that of Mrs. | Samuel's house, also the steps leading to the shop not to project beyond the same line.—A plan of a Ii dwelling-house and .shop premises for Mr. Evan Owen, being 25. North Parade, was submitted to your committee and approved of.A plan was sub- mitted by Messrs James and Co. of proposed ware- house buildings and approved of subject to a cart entrance being made in the front so as to avoid loading and unloading of goods in the public street,-The Borough Surveyor was instructed to see Messrs Hosking and Miller with a view of amending their plan.—The Borough Surveyor sub- mitted quotation of gully gratings. Your Com- mittee recommend the purchase of twenty-four Crosta Patent Gratings at an average of £2 each. —The Borough Surveyor was instructed to com- plete the unfurnished portion of the paving at the lower end of Custom House-street. The Hafan Sett Quarry Co's tenders to supply the Council with about eighty tons of setts at 15s lOd" delivered at Aberystwyth, was accepted.—Mr. Isaac Rees pre- senced a plan of additional buildings at the back of his premises in South Road. The Borough Sur- veyor was instructed to inspect the same and report to the next meeting of the Council. The Surveyor having reported on the last matter, Councillor R. J. Jones asked when there was any i. probability of the chanelling in the streets being completed, particularly Lewis' Terrace and Cam- brian-street. He would like the Surveyor to tell him when he would be in a position to carry out the work. It had been before the Council for some I years now. Alderman Peter Jones said they agreed to an estimate some time ago for portions of the town I which had not been done to be channelled and 1 flagged. It would be necessary for the Council to j consider the advisability of applying for the necessary borrowing powers to enable this work to be done. Councillor R. J. Jones: Will the Public Works Committee take that into consideration ? Alderman Peter Jones I think it is a question for the Council themselves. Councillor R. J. Jones said he believed there was an inquiry pending as to one or two important I matters. He supposed this could be included. Alderman Peter Jones: It will have to be done by resolution. It was then agreed that the matter should be put on the agenda for the next meeting. Councillor C. M. Williams suggested that the surveyor should prepare plans at once. The Surveyor said they were not quite finished but he would see that there was no delay on his part. Councilor R. J. Jones asked if any steps had been taken with regard to the inquiry. The Mayor said the plans would have to be sent to the Local Government and the inquiry would follow. Councillor R. J. Jones You passed a resolution to make some improvements in the Town Hall. Have any steps been taken in that matter. The Mayor said yes; plans had been presented to the County Council and by them referred to the Finance Committee, who had decided to hold their next meeting at Aberystwyth, when they would go thoroughly into the question, consider the plans, | and present a report. He thought they would be favourable and would assist the Town Council in every way, but of course there was a legal and financial question involved, as they knew. He thought the Finance Committee would possibly | invite the Town Council to send two or three | representatives to consult with them at their | meeting in July. | Alderman Peter Jones said he thought this could J be put on the agenda for the next meeting. Even if they were to have a separate inquiry the cost j would be very great. It would, he thought, be | preferable, rather than delay it too much. | The Mayor said he thought it would be best to J proceed with what they had ready, so as not to I delay any part of the work. The town hall matter | would take a longtime to finally settle. | Councillor R. J. Jones agreed with the Ma}Tor | and said he only mentioned the Town Hall as a | side question. There was another matter he would like to bring before the Council which they were going to have an inquiry about-the open sewer. He thought that was a matter of the greatest im- portance to the town. He did not want to enter into the matter then, but he thought if they were going to have an inquiry this might be included. Alderman Peter Jones said they had all this ready now, and the cost of an enquiry was only Z8 or so. Councillor R. J. Jones said the matter he re- ferred to had been pending for some years, it was an important matter, and he had heard serious complaints about it. Councillor C. M. Williams mentioned another matter-the extension of the borough. Two or three meetings had been held, and he thought they had settled mainly the line of extension. The surveyor had been asked to colour the map, and to have information as to the population. He hoped it would be ready at their next Finance Committee meeting, and that also could be put on the agenda. Alderman Peter Jones: That doesn't affect us as regards an enquiry. The matter then dropped. PUBLIC LIGHTS. Councillor Peake (chairman) moved the adoption of the minutes of the Public Lights Committee of the meeting of May 29, as follows:—The gas accounts for the quarter ending April 1, 1899, were examined and passed, and your Committee recom- mended that the same be paid.—The Borough Surveyor presented an estimate from Messrs. McCaws, Stephenson and Co. for 254 dozen glazed tablets for public lamps at Is. 9d. per douen. Your Committee recommend that the tender be accepted at a sum of £22 4s. 6d.—An application was received from the occupiers of the houses in Laurel-place for the lighting of the lamps, which have been put up at their own expense. Your Committee recommend that the application be granted. The minutes were adopted. ICE CREAM, BATHING, ETC. Mr. E. P. Wynne moved the adoption of the fol- lowing minutes of the General Purposes Committee held on May 31st, as follows:—Your committee recommend that the attention of Inspector Morgan be called to the touting carried on by the sailors on the Marine-parade.—Your committee recommend that the surveyor be instructed to take action against all obstructions of ice-cream trucks, etc., on the beach in front of the Marine-parade.—The borough surveyor was instructed to obtain parti- culars of orderly bins suitable for North-parade and other places.—Your committee recommend that notice be put up that no bathing be allowed in front of the houses in South Marine-terrace.—The borough surveyor presented a plan of a band stand. Your committee recommend the purchase of a cast iron band stand, at a cost not to exceed £150. With reference to the obstruction of ice-cream stands, Councillor Wynne said that application had been made from Messrs. Berni Bros. for a licence to sell ice-cream; that was refused, but they con- tinued to sell, and now it was decided to prosecute them. It did not apply when they moved about, only to stationary trucks. Councillor Hopkins: What about the obstruction of the oyster stalls ? Councillor Wynne They haven't been there yet. Councillor Wynne was asked with reference to the bathing in front of South Marine-terrace,where they were going to send the bathers to, and he replied that this did not refer to the beach opposite the Queen's Hotel. Councillor R. Doughton said the bathing in front of the houses was the only safe part. Nearer the harbour was a nasty sea and a current too. He thought the matter ought to be looked into a little more, because bathing-machines might be put there. Councillor R. J. Jones: Then there can be no objection. Councillor Hopkins said this was the only place where the inhabitants of the town, the ratepayers, went to bathe, and he would like to know where the Council were going to send them ? Councillor R. J. Jones said this only referred to the beach in front of the houses. Councillor Hopkins Let me finish, please. He went on to ask what about the ladies who came as visitors to South Marine-terrace, and walked right straight from their bed down to the beach, They said nothing about them, but he supposed they were going to stop the inhabitants of the town, the ones who paid the rates, from bathing. He did not know, but he was afraid there was some- thing wrong in the Council, stopping the in- habitants when they wanted to have a bath. He thought they ought to be allowed to go there morning and evening if they wished to. It was South Marine-terrace went there to obstruct the bathing, and not the bathing to obstruct Marine- terrace. Councillor G. Croydon Marks said he had the privilege of living in South Marine-terrace for two or three seasons, and the bathing in front of the houses was then an unmitigated nuisance. There was plenty of room, not in front of the houses, but between the end of the houses and the Castle, which was equally safe, so that Mr. Hopkins could take all his friends down there. Alderman T. Doughton questioned very much whether the Council had power to do this. Any- one who took bathing machines down to South Terrace would be very glad to get them away because, whenever there was a little bit of breeze, they would have to pull the machines right on the top of the pebbles, which was different to what they could do on the Marine Terrace. They would not keep them there for a week, he was sure, at the beginning of September. Councillor Hopkins: The inhabitants of the town can say to the inhabitants of the Marine Terrace. "We were here "cyn" was you" (laugh- ter). The matter then dropped. As to the band stand, Councillor Wynne replied to Councillor Marks that it was to be made of cast iron, would be very ornamental, and would be per- manent for the season. The Surveyor produced the plans. œc: Councillor Marks: It isn't a travelling truck that's what I wanted to know. Councillor J. P. Thomas said that the band would now always be playing in front of the same house, the Waterloo or the Belle Vuc, he supposed, and the other parts would never have it at all. He thought it was a mistake. They might have had a lllova bIe stand. Councillor R. J. Jones It will have to be decided in future where it is to be placed. Councillor Thomas: But still it is going to be a permanent band stand and will always play in one particular spot. I think it is rather a disadvantage to the town. Councillor Peake I think it will be the greatest boon that has ever been conferred on the inhabit- ants of the Terrace. If they want music, they can go there for it, where there will be a space provided for it. At present the crowd is an obstruction to the traffic. The whole of the minutes were then passed, the question of the location of the band stand being referred to the General Purposes Committee, on the proposition of Councillor Peake, EARLIER MUSIC. Councillor C. M. Williams said it had originally been arranged for the band to commence playing on the Terrace on June 19th. At that time they did not anticipate such fine weather as they had been having. There were a lot of visitors in the town at present, and he suggested that the band start a little earlier. It was agreed that the matter should be left to the committee to be called as soon as possible, power to act being accorded to them. RENEWAL OF LEASES. The applications for the leases by Mr. William Morton, 42, Terrace-road, Captain John Thomas, 10, Custom House-street, and Mrs. Thomas Davies, 12, Thespian-street, were referred to the Finance Committee. RE-ELECTION. Councillor R. J. Jones was re-appointed the representative of the Council on the Court of Governors of the University College of Wales for a term of five years from the 10th day of September next. LEASE AGREEMENT. The Mayor was authorised to affix the Corpora- tion seal to a agreement for a lease to Mr. Daniel Rees of a piece of land situate in Rheidol-terrace for the term of 75 years, to commence 12th November, 1898, at an annual commuted rent of Zl 7s. The following are the terms and conditions: The application of Mr. Daniel Rees for a piece of land at Tancae at the rear of South-terrace was considered, and your Committee recommend the granting of the same on the following terms and conditions: Frontage, 18 ft. at Is. &1., Zl 7s.— Conditions: A new dwelling house to be erected within two years from the 12th November, 1898, subject to a plan to be approved of by the Council. FORMALITIES. The Mayor was also authorised to affix the Corporation seal to the general district rate of Is. lOd. in the P,, and the water rate of Is. in the P.- This was all the business.
U.C.W. CRICKET TOUR. U.C.W. v. U.C.S.W. Si M. This Inter-collegiate match was played at Cardiff on Thursday, May 25th, and resulted in a win for the visitors. The margin in their favour in the first innings was only a single run, but in the second they easily passed the Cardiff total. Car- diff batted first, but could only put together the score of 36, which would have been considerably less but for very slack fielding. The visitors now made 31 for 3 wickets, and left U,C.S.W. behind with six wickets down, but the tail failed dismally and the score remained 37. Auckland secured 8 wickets for 9 runs. Johnson batted well for 17. At their second attempt Cardiff fared better, the wicket having improved considerably. After scoring 73 for 8 wickets, to which Gilligan, Jones, and Watkins were the chief contributors, they de- clared their innings closed. In the time that re- mained, U.C.W., going in for hitting, knocked up 85 for 3 wickets. Halliwell's innings was the best, and was all the more creditable as he was handi- capped at the finish by a strained knee. Scores:— U.C.S.W. & M. 1ST INNINGS. S. Auckland, c &. b Halliwell 1 O. Watkins, b Halliwell 3 G. Abraham, 1 b w, b Halliwell 8 C. Kyd, b Halliwell 1 A. Gilligan, c Madden b Grundy 2 R. D. Neagle, c Pring b Halliwell 1 J. M. Jones, c Pring b Halliwell 5 M. P. Thomas, b Grundy. 0 R. A. Lewis, I b w, b Halliwell 9 E. W. Gibbon, c W. J. Williams, b Grundy 6 W. John, not out 0 Extras 0 Total 36 2ND INNINGS. S. Auckland, run out 6 O. Watkins, b Hadiwell 16 G. Abraham, 1 b w, b Halliwell 5 C. Kyd, b Halliwell 0 A. Gilligan, c Ruston b Grundy 20 R. D. Neagle, c & b Halliwell. 0 J. AT. Jones, not out 17 M. P. Thomas, c Ruston b Grundy 0 R. A. Lewis, st Madden b Grundy 3 E. W. Gibbon, not out 2 W. John, did not bat Extras 4 Total 73* Innings declared closed. U.C.W. 1ST INNINGS. C. R. Johnson, c Thomas, b Watkins 17 W. Halliwell, c Thomas, b Auckland. 0 A. F. Grundy, l.b.w., b Auckland 0 H. W. Pring, b Auckland 3 E. H. Madden, b Auckland 6 A. G. Ruston, c John, b Auckland 0 R. Williams, b Auckland 0 W. H. Jones, b Abraham 4 C. R. Duerden, b Auckland 0 W. J. Williams, c Kyd, b Auckland 0 H, H. Howes not out. 0 Extras 7 Total 37 2ND INNINGS. C. R. Johnson, c Thomas, b Kyd 17 W. Halliwell, b Neagle 28 A. F. Grundy, l.b.w., b Watkins 17 H. W. Pring not out 16 E. H. Madden not out 1 Extras ••• 6 Total 85 U.C.W. v. CHRIST'S COLLEGE, BRECON. Played at Brecon on May 27th. The home team batted first, and put together 79. The batting throughout the innings was in good style, and showed excellent coaching and steady practice. Ll. Griffith's innings was a very pretty display of sound cricket. W. J. Williams (4 for 14) and Grundy (5 for 35) shared the bowling honours. U.C.W. was thus left with 80 to get to win, in as many minutes, and succeeded in doing so, scoring 85 for the loss of 6 wickets. Johnson batted excellently for his 33, and Madden afterwards forced the pace, and won the match five minutes before time. Grundy also played well. Score :— BRECON COLLEGE. M. Stratton, c and b Grundy 3 H. Powell Jones, c Duerden, b Grundy 17 H. Locke, b Duerden 0 LI. Griffin, b W. J. Williams 32 R. B. Latimer, I.b.w., b W. J. Williams 0 W. E. Jones, c Ruston, b Grundy 9 E. Morgan, c Johnson, b W. J. Williams 4 H. Nicholls, b W. J. Williams 0 H. E. Morgan, b Grundy 2 J. Theophilus, b Grundy 0 J. L. Phillips not out 4 Extras 8 Total 79 U.C.W. C. R. Johnson, b E. Morgan 33 W. Halliwell, c Morgan, b Latimer 4 A. F. Grundy, st H. P. Jones, b Latimer 12 H. W. Pring, st H. P. Jones, b Stratton 0 E. H. Madden not out 29 A. G. Ruston, b E. Morgan 4 W. H. Jones, b E. Morgan 0 C. R. Duerden not out 2 Extras 1 Total for 6 wickets. 85 R. Williams, W. J. Williams, and H. H. Howes did not bat.
————————————— LLANDDEWI-BREFI. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS. DAVIES, OF TYN- CORNEL.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Davies. wife of Mr. Davies, of Tyncornel, at the early age of 26 years. She was widely known and highly respected all through the district, this being shown very plainly at the large attendance at the, funeral on Monday, which was one of the most impressive known at Llanddcwi-brefi for a very long time, there being over seventy present on horseback. The local preacher officiated at the last rites, and spoke in sorrowful terms of the great loss the district had sustained, and the many good qualities the deceased lady had possessed.
MACHYNLLETH. ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.—Ten choirs have CaS Shi >" -ST"a chiet' choral competition at ■nn l.,?. mcluues one from Machvnlleth, the conductor being Mr. J. O. Williams, builder. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—The Independents of the dis- trict ot Machynlleth held their annual musical festi- \al 011 Monday, the conductor being Mr. M O Tone« Ireherbert; vice-conductor, Mr. J. O Williams' Machynlleth. The Rev. Rhys Davies, Corris pre! siueu. I lie first meeting commenced at 2 o'cloek which was overcrowded and manv had to stay out- side. line following tunes were sung: Stella Bethanj, Rhyl, Belmont, Phillipi, Austria Tallis: Xazareth, and the anthem, "Mor Weddaidd." The evening meeting commenced at six and the following tunes were sung Wells New, Glan Lliedi, Bryn Seion, St. Aelred, Xeuaddlwyd, Eden, Ebeuezer, k8- ? i0Cu i3 anthem, Hynod yw Duw yn Judah, also a competition on a congregational tune, when out of 10 competitors, Daniel Hughes, Pennal, was awarded the first, and Edward Rowlands, Llan- irjnmair. the second prize. Votes of thanks were passed to the chairman, conductor and accompan- iEt. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. Present: Mr. W. M. Jones, chairman; Messrs John Thomas, Richard Owen, R. (iillart, D. Smith, T. Parsoiis, Richard Owen, and Edward Rees, with Mr. J. Rowlands, clerk, and Mr. John Jones, inspector and surveyor. Mr. J. Rowlands applied that the water mains be extended along the new street in Pentrerhedyn-street, so that the new houses could be connected.—The application was referred to the Streets Committee, and the Surveyor was directed to prepare a sketch of the pipe line and estimate of cost.—It was resolved to execute the agreement with the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry af thTylnland warehouse in Maengwyn-street, at a rent of L3 per annum. A letter was read from the Montgomery County Council asking for the length of the streets for which a grant is applied for and the amount of contribution the Council claims. -The Clerk reported that the matter had been considered by the Streets Committee, and that a reply had been sent as follows -Ma,eng, *n-street to Clock Tower 551 yards, average width 24 yards Lledfair Gate to Clock Tower 404 yards average width 16 yards Clock Tower to Rail- way Station 468 yards, average width 16 yards. The Surveyor estuuattid that £ 75 would be required for the first length, iE50 for the second, and £75 for the third, A letter was read from Mrs. Evans, Fronvgog, acknow ledging the vote of condolence passed at the last meeting.—A letter was read from the Treasurer respecting the charge of L15 3s 9d in respect of the overdraft. The Clerk reported that he had written to the Local Government Board asking their sanction to the payment. The sanction of the Local Government Board to the appointment of Dr. A. O. Davies as medical officer, and of Mr. John Jones as sanitary Inspector, was read, and the Clerk was directed to apply to the County Council for repayment of a moiety of their salaries.-On the recommendation of the Finance Committee bills to the amount of £94 12s. 8d. were passed for payment.—The Clerk reported that the balance in the Treasurer's hands would be very small, and he was directed to ascertain their terms for a temporary overdraft.—The report of the Sanitary Committee was read and adopted.—The Inspector was directed to take proceedings in respect to the nuisance complained of. Notice had been given, but not complied with.—The Clerk was directed to pre- pare the necessary lease with Mr. David Wood for his slaughter house in the Garshon, and the Surveyor was directed to place the same in proper order according to the instructions of the Sanitary Com- mittee.—The Svrveyor reported that the ditch in Caebach-y-Boot had been cleaned, and directions were given that it should be flushed three times a week.—The Streets Committee's report was read and adopted.—The Surveyor's estimate for the year, amounting to Z251 5s. 9d., and £74 10s. for public lighting, was approved.—The Clerk asked for direc- tions to prepare the estimate for the next rate.-It was resolved that lie should provide in the estimate the amount required under the Public Libraries Act. He was also instructed to prepare the rate, and de- duct his charges from the Collector's commission.- It was resolved that an extraordinary meeting be held on June 20 to consider the estimate, make the rate, appoint a collector of general district rates, and further consider the sewage disposal scheme. PETTY SESSIONS. Before Major Bonsall, Messrs. Davies, Dolcaradog. Anwyl. Llygwy, Edward Rees, William Jones, E. Hughes, and D. Evans (clerk).—The Chairman, before proceeding with the business, referred to the death of Capt. Joseph Evans, Fronygog, whose seat was alas seen empty that day. The other magistrates also referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Evans, and a vote of sympathy with Mrs. Evans and family was passed. An application for the transfer of license from D. Davies, Glyndwr Inn, to Mr. James was granted. Hugh Jones Arthur, Graig- fach, was charged with assaulting P.C. Pugh on the 17th May and also for being drunk and disorderly. On the 17th May, by Sergt. Hamer, the same defend- was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Fined 10s. including costs in the first place, and 5s includ- ing cost in the other cases. Defendant applied for a month to pay, and the Bench warned him if he would appear again they would deal with him more severely. STRAYIN(;. J. Morris Tinman, Cardigan, was charged with allowing two horses to stray on the road between Coitins Coch and Llanbrvnmair, and also with lighting a fire within 50 feet from the road.- Fined 5s. including costs in each case. ShiEEP ScAE.-D. Thomas, Trefeis, and Daniel Owen, Browen, were each fined 6d and 4s 6d costs for re- moving sheep with scab. DRUNKENNESS. Catherine Arthur, Machynlleth, who did not appear was fined 6d and 4s 6d costs for having being drunk May 15th.—D. Rees. Llanbryn- mair, was fined 10s including cost, or in default ten days for having been drunk and disorderly. NON-MAINTENANCE.—H. Pugh, Aberllefenni. was ordered to pay towards the maintenance of his mother at the Union. Judgment was entered against D. Jones and John Parry for neglecting to contribute.
SWYDDFFYNON. SCHOOL BOARD.—A large number of ratepayers of Ystrad Meurig and LIedrod Upper parishes assembled at Swyddffynon Board School last week to elect five members for the ensuing year. Several names were brought before the meeting, but the old members, viz., Rev. J. Jones, M.A. (Ystrad Meurig), Mr. W. Owen (Swyddffynon), Mr. J. Jenkins (Shop), Mr. J. Parry (Monachty), and Mr. Rees Jones (Gwenhafdre), werere-appointed unopposed.
SHIPPING NEWS. Of Local Interest. SS. Glanhafren sailed from Greenock, 7th June, for Cardiff. SS. Feliciana passed St. Vincent, 1st June, for Deptford. SS. Glenvech discharging at Hamburg. SS. Venus left Odessa for Rotterdam, June 1st. SS Glantivy, on passage to Deptford. SS. Isle of Anglesey arrived at Maryport 2nd June. SS. Isle of Caldy arrived at Barcelona 5th June. SS. Isle of Ramsey left Algiers 29th May, for Rouen. Yacht Cymro" arrived Aberystwyth on Monday.
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY. Wheat made 5s Od to 5s 6d per 65 lbs barley, 3s 6d to Os Od; white oats, 2s Od to Os black oats, 2s. 9d. to Os Od. Eggs, 20 to 24 for Is. Salt butter, 9d per lb. while the price for fresh was lOd to Os. Fowls were sold at 3s Od to 4s per couple, chickens 3s to 4s Od. Ducks, 4s to 5s Od per couple. Old Potatoes, 3s Od per cwt. New Potatoes, 2d to Od per lb. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a good supply of butter in the market to-day, which sold at from 8d to 8Jd per lb; basket butter, 8d to 8 £ d per lb. CORK, Saturday. -Ordinary-first' 74s per cwt. seconds, 73s thirds, 72 s fourths, Os. Superfine firkins, 79s; fine mild ditto, 74s; choiceest, 80s. Choicest boxes, 78s. Number of firkins, 400. HAY AND STRAW. LONDON, Saturday.—Good supplies and quiet trade at the following prices :—Good to prime hay, 60s to 82s inferior to fair ditto, 40s to 55s; good to prime clover, 70s to 85s; inferior to fair ditto, 50s to 68s mixture and sanfoin, 50s to 80s; straw, 24s to 36s per load. METAL. LONDON, Tuesday.—Copper easier, £ 75 5s cash, P,75 2s 6d three months. Spelter, £ 27 10s market unsettled. Spanish lead, L14 6s 3d English ditto, m4 10s.
Birtbs, marriages and Deaths. MARRIAGES. DAVIFS-JONES.-6tli June, at the Registry Office,, Tregaron, before the Registrar (Mr. Jenkin Lloyd), Mr. William D.ivies, Brynrodyn, to Miss Anne Jones, both of Blaenpennal. ROWLANDS—HUGHES.—2nd June, at the Registry Office, Tregaron, before the Registrar (Mr. Jenkin Lloyd), John Rowlands, Penlan, Swyddffynon, to Miss Jane Hughes, servant, Llyseinion, Tregaron. DEATHS. BEDDOWES.—31st May, Mary Jane, daughter of Oscar Beddowes, shoemaker, Prospect-street, aged 7 months. ROWLANDS.—4th June, Catherine Myfanwy, infant davghter of Thomas Rowlands, joiner, Great Dark- gate-street, aged 2 days. LLOYD.—4th June, Jane Lloyd, Pwllhobi, Llanbadarn,, aged 52 years. IN MEMOHIAM. In loving memory of Thomas Asliton, Morlais House, Talybont, who died on June 10th, 1897. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE' HEBS, at the I, GAZETTE" Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, June 8th, 1899.