— BORTH. In spite of wind and wave Borth survives. Another season has arrived, and Borth rises and flourishes once more like a flower after the storms of winter. Visitors have been coming in daily, and the place is rapidly fffling up. The roads are in fine order for cycling, and the golf links are in excellent condition. Borth has charms of its own to those who are wishful to spend their holidays in peace and quiet. The visitor can walk along miles and miles of golden sand, and enjoy a -+. read or the pleasures of a sweet converse undisturbed. Should he weary of the sea, he can turn landward, and go far from the madding crowd," and wander along the paths of the vast stretch of peat-land, where the air is laden with the perfume of the Bog Myrtle and the Ling.
CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The midsummer quarter sessions for Cardigan- shire were held at the Town-hall, Lampeter, on Thursday. The magistrates present were:—Col. Davies-Evans (Lord Lieutenant) presiding; J. C. Harford, Esq, Falcondale; W. A. Powell, Esq., Nanteos; B. Davies-Evans, Esq., Highmead; W. Inglis Jones. Esq., Derry Ormond; D. J. Williams, Esq., Tregaron; D. Tivy Jones, Esq. (Mayor of Lampeter), Thomas Davies, Esq., Pont- Ilanio; Rev. T. R. Davies, Llanddewi-brefi and Dr. E. Lloyd, Tregaron. The High Sheriff (James Jones, Esq.), and the Chief Constable (Howell Evans, Esq.), were also present. SUDDEN TEMPTATION." The Chairman, addressing the grand jury, said that he was glad to be able to say that there was only one case to be tried, which he proceeded to explain. The grand jury found a true bill against David Davies, a farm servant, of Treprior, Tremain, Cardigan, indicted on a charge of having, on February last, broken into a building, the property of John Parry, Ffynonwen, Tremain, and stolen £ 1 7s. 7d. Mr. Lynn Evans (instructed by Messrs. Jenkins and Evans, solicitors, Cardigan), prose- cuted and Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Mr. Daniel, solicitor, Cardigan), defended. It appeared that the building, which was broken into on the 22nd of February, was used by the prosecutor as a temporary residence. On the day named he locked the door and went to chapel. On his return he discovered that the window had been forced, and the money which he had left on the table was missing. The prisoner afterwards made a clean breast of it to the police. The pleaded guilty. Mr. Lloyd Morgan said that he thought the prisoner had taken the proper course in admitting the offence. He had all along expressed his very great regret. There are some circumstances in the case which ought to be mentioned, and though he did not wish to minimise the gravity of the offence which prisoner had committed, yet there were cir- cumstances of an extenuating character. The house broken into was not a dwelling-house in the ordinary sense of the term. It was occupied during the day by the prosecutor, who was a man of somewhat eccentric habits, and this shed was near the house where he resided. He lived in this shed by himself during the day, and returned to his residence at night. The house was fre- quented by lads who used to annoy this man, and when it was broken into there was no intention on the part of the prisoner to do anything that was wrong or to steal, but apparently he seemed to have given way to the sudden temptations that beset him, and he had got into his present unfor- tunate position. He hoped this was a case of which the court could take a very lenient view, as it was a very undesirable thing to send one of the prisoner's age to prison, which practically meant that from that time forth he would be counted as one of the criminal classes. It was not only the tendency of the legislation but the tendency of judges who administered the law to take a very lenient course when they had before them a youth- ful prisoner who had borne a good character. He therefore hoped the court would take the course which was universally taken in cases of this kind, and bind prisoner over to come up for judgment if called upon. He had up to the present borne a most excellent character, and he would have had such a. warning by what he had gone through that in future he would endeavour to atone for what hp had done. The learned counsel then called evidence as to character. Thomas Hughes, Rhosgader, a member of the Cardigan Board of Guardians, and ex-chairman of the Rural District Council, said he had known the prisoner since he was a child as a honest, straight- forward lad, and he was surprised to hear that he had got into trouble. He attended the chapel of which he (witness) was a deacon. David Davies, Blaenpistyll, said that he had known the lad since he was born." He was a member of the Band of ope, and had borne a good character. The Chairman, addressing the prisoner, said that he had pleaded guilty to a serious crime-a crime which, but for certain circumstances, would have been met by that court by a considerable term of imprisonment. After what they had heard, how- ever, they were inclined to take a merciful view of the case, having regard to his age and his previous good character. They hoped he would take a warning by it. They would discharge him on his recognisances in £20, and one surety in Z20. The surety was forthcoming, and prisoner was accordingly discharged. This was all the business.
SOUTH WALES COAL DIFFICULTY. SERIOUS OUTLOOK. It would seem as if another struggle is imminent in the Welsh coal trade. On Saturday the em- ployers' and workmen's representatives forming the Sliding Scale Joint Committee met in Cardiff to endeavour to adjust the serious difficulty which has arisen owing to the introduction by the em- ployers of what is known as the new register book," which the workmen regard as a direct violation of the agreement come to after last year's dispute. The negotiations, through not exactly abortive, failed to attain the object in view, and there is now a strong probability that the men will proceed to extreme measures to secure the withdrawal of the objectionable register, which they regard as the discharge-note system in another form. The new register was introduced into the collieries a month or five weeks ago. It consists of a series of questions which every applicant for employment is called upon to answer; these ques- tions relate to the applicant's previous experience in mines, his physical fitness, and full particulars are demanded as to the accidents he has sustained, the compensation paid him, and the names of previous employers. The workmen regard this as a cleverly-devised method of tracing and per- secuting marked" men. The coalowners dis- claim any intention to revive the discharge-note, and maintain that the new register has become necessary under the operations of the Workman's Compensation Act. The men, in answer, point to the fact that the register is being introduced by the employers at all the collieries, even including those where the owners and the men have mutu- ally agreed to contract out of the Compensation Act. On Saturday, Mr. W. A. Abraham, M.P., (" Mabon,") on behalf of the men, asked for the withdrawal of the register instantly and unre- servedly, arguing that its introduction was illegal, in that it imposed new conditions of employment that did not exist before the las^ settlement.—The Chairman (Mr. Archibald Hood) replied that the employers were legally advised that they had in no way violated the agreement.—Mr. Abraham charged the employers with trying to force upon the men a condition of things which they knew the meif would not have accepted when the strike was settled. The employers, after consulting together separately, said that in deference to the very:strong representations made by the workmen's represen- tatives, they would withdraw the stipulation for the signature, and, therefore, this part of the register would be removed from the book. The owners' representatives, however, pointed out that it would still be absolutely necessary, having regard to their obligations under the Compensa- lion Act, that they should continue to obtain in- formation from the new applicants for work as to their physical condition, etc., and that they would therefore, have to continue to make these inquiries The workmen's representatives replied that this concession of the employers was insufficient, and that nothing less than the withdrawal of the whole book will be satisfactory. If you continue to put any questions at all," remarked Mabon," significantly, you will very soon find yourselves short of men." The employers, however, decline to concede more, and so the negotiations terminated In Cardiff and throughout the Welsh coalfields a grave crisis is regarded as imminent, as it is recog- nised that the men are determined to get rid of the register whatever be the cost. Now that they are affiliated with the Miners' Federation of Great Britain they will in the event of a conflict receive the financial support of that organization, The coal owners, on the other hand, are troubled with dissensions in their own camp. Sir Wm. Thomas Lewis, who led them in the recent strike, has taken exception to the action of the Coalowners' Asso- ciation in admitting into membership several large colliery concerns which then stood outside their ranks. He has now completely severed his con- nection with the Association, has withdrawn his own and the Marquis of Bute's collieries from it, and other important secessions are said to be at hand. On Saturday, at the meeting of the Sliding Scale Joint Committee, a letter of resignation from Sir William was read. The Joint Committee accepted his resignation, and appointed Mr. Archibald Hood as his successor in the chair.
ABERGYNOLWYN. TRIP.—On Saturday, the members of the Upper C,M. Sunday School made their annual trip, and went by train to spend the day at Aberdovey. Unfortunately the weather turned out very un- favourable for the outing and a return was made early in the afternoon.
MACHYNLLETH. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. The monthly meeting of the Managers of the Machynlleth Intermediate School was held at the School on Friday afternoon. Present: Mr. Richard Rees (chairman), Rev. Josiah Jones, Dr. Davies, Mr. Edward Rees, and Mr. John Thomas with the clerk (Mr. Rowlands), and the headmaster (Mr. Meyler). AT PARIS. A circular letter was read from Mr. A. C. Humphreys-Owen, M.P., stating that it was the wish of the Educational Section of the Com- missioners of the Paris Exhibition to contribute, together with specimens of the work of Inter- mediate Schools, photographs showing the exterior of the school buildings, a room in the building with a class at work, &c., and ask when it would be convenient for the photographer engaged to visit Machynlleth. He added that a preliminary display of the works exhibited would be given in Cardiff in connection with the Eisteddfod. The cost would not be charged to the school fund. The Clerk suggested that the Governors should be present. Mr. Meyler I have seen some of the Governors in groups; they look remarkably well (laughter). Dr. Davies: So did the masters. Mr. Meyler: We shall be exhibited at the Paris Exhibition, too (laughter). SCHOOL FURNITURE INSURED. The Clerk reported that, in accordance with the Managers' instructions, the school furniture had been insured in the county fire office for £ 200. YEAR'S INCOME. The Clerk reported that he had received from the Clerk to the County Governing Body (Mr. G. T. Harrison) a cheque for E228 Os. 2d., balance of income for the year ending 31st March due to the governors. I The Chairman mentioned that the total amount for the year was Z424 6s. 9d., which was larger than last year. THANKS. Mr. J. Pugb, local secretary, wrote stating that he had been requested by the Wesleyan Methodist Church to convey to the governors their sincere thanks for their kindness in granting .the use of their field on the occasion of the recent meetings. LABORATORY. A letter was read- from the Clerk to the County Governing Body with reference to the Managers' decision to apply for a loan for laboratory, stating that he would bring the matter before the Finance Committee, and adding that money could only be borrowed by the County Governing Body under an order of the Charity Commissioners. The Clerk stated that plans had been sent up to the Charity Commissioners for their approval. The estimated cost was £350. AN IMPORTANT PROPOSAL, The Clerk to the County Governing Body wrote c!1 enclosing resolutions passed with reference to pro- posed amendment in the County Scheme, and ask- ing for the Managers' views. The proposal was to amend the scheme so as to enable District Managers to provide for payment by children from outside the county such fees as would defray the actual working cost of their education. It was resolved, before coming to any decision, to ascertain the views of the District Governors on the proposal and hold a conference with the head masters and head mistresses on the subject. The Chairman remarked that the proposal had an important bearing on the Machynlleth School and the District. He did not think the County Governing Body were likely to carry it. It seemed that one or two of the members held strong views upon the matter, but they would not be able to carry it through. Mr. Meyler, asked by Dr. Davies for his opinion, said the question was new to him. He did not know they were going to discuss it, and he sug- gested that they should allow him to consider the matter and lay his views before them fully at the next meeting. It was such an important question that he did not like to speak of it off hand, but in his opinion there was involved in the proposal the very existence of the Machynlleth School. More- over, he thought an alteration in the scheme would be a very serious matter. Sometime ago, the chairman of the County Governing Body, when the head masters and head mistresses of the county proposed an alteration, pointed out that it was desirable such a matter should not be brought for- ward for some years to come, as it was advisable not to suggest any change in the scheme until the schools had shewn how it worked. If it held good on a question of that sort, it seemed to him that it held good on the question like the one now before them. He would like an opportinity of giving what he believed would be the views of the majority of the head master and headmistresses on the question. Mr. Edward Rees proposed, Rev. J. Jones seconded, and it was carried, that the considera- tion of the matter be deferred till the next meeting. The Chairman asked how many scholars there were outside the county. Mr. Meyler: I think we have over 30. Mr. Edward Rees: I suppose there's no chance of getting the other counties to contribute to form a school district. Mr. Meyler That's the point. I have always said it was inconceivable to me that that was not threshed out before the school was established. Mr. Rees: Of course their contributions is a serious consideration. Mr. Meyler: You had a just right to bring that matter before the Charity Commissioners before the schools were established. It has been done in other places. Rev. J. Jones mentioned the case of Towyn. Mr. Meyler: It is not here that the fault has been. Mr. Rees: There was no Central Board then to render assistance. The Chairman said it was the County Council that had a voice in the matter then. Rev J. Jones At the outset we had to consult our friends at Corris who were going to Towyn.— Mr. E. Rees: The Central Board would offer resistence.—Mr. Meyler Yes it is possible. What we want is a School District not limited to the county. The first is that you are situated on the border of three counties. What is the good (he asked) of telling you to stop after five years success- ful work ?—Dr. Davies: It simply means death to the school. ANOTHER TEACHER. Mr. Edward Rees gave notice that he would move at the next meeting that a previous resolution passed in favour of the appointment of an assist- ant at £90 per annum be rescinded and that they pass another resolution in favour of the salary not exceeding L100. The Governors afterwards inspected the school field for the purpose of considering the laying down of a cricket pitch, &c.
In connection with the Church Association a Protestant demonstration for the West of England and South Wales, is being organised by Mr. Clifford Cory and others to take place at Cardiff on the 26th July. It is expected to exceed the recent Albert Hall meeting in point of numbers. The demonstration is to be held in the eisteddfod pavilion, which will have a seating capacity for 15,000 people. Lord Wimborne has consented to preside, and the Earl of Portsmouth will be the principal speaker. The object of the demonstration will be to call upon the Government to take steps for the suppression of the mass and the confes- sional in the Church of England." The proclamation of perfect religious liberty in Madagascar is the best vindication of the position taken by the London Missionary Society and its agents during the painful crisis through which Protestantism has passed in that island, and more than justifies the advice of Mr. Evan Spicer and the Rev. Wardlow Thompson not to withdraw— a course which in some directions was counselled. The attacks made on the British Missionaries have been proved to be undeserved, and the French authorities have become ashamed of the confisca- tion of the mission property which took place.
WESLEYAN MINISTERIAL STATIONS. The following first draft of Welsh stations has I been published: Lampeter (Cardiganshire), John Rowlands, (b) Llewellyn Morgan (Llandyssil) Aberayron, Llew. Alfred Jones, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Lampeter circuit; St, David's, William T. Ellis, who shall act under the direction of the chairman of the district; Aberystwith, David Morgan, David Williams (Tre'rddol), Glandovey, (Cardiganshire), sup. William Morgan (a); Ystumtuen (Aberystwyth), Richard W. Jones, Emmanuel Berwyn Roberts (Pontrhydygroes, Aberystwyth); Machynlleth, David Darley Davies, Evan Isaac (Corris, Merionethshire); Llanidloes, Alfred C. Pearce, John Humphreys (Trefeglwys, Caersws, Mont- gomeryshire) Evan Tegryd Davies, who is to go to college.
Country parson: Now, Johnson, I really must insist upon you paying more attention to the cleanliness of the pony and trap." Man-of-all- work: Well, sir, you see, what with orticulter and agriculter, I've very little time for 'ossyculter."
DOLGELLEY. THE EXCURSION.—As announced in our last issue the members attending the Sunday Schools of Salem (C.M.), Bethel (C.M.), Ebenezer (W.), and St. Mary's Church journeyed from here to Rhyl last Wednesday. The first- train started at 6.40 and was followed by another in about 20 minutes. On reaching Denbigh, many of the excursionists were put down and a stay of two hours were made here, during which all the places of interest in connection with Denbigh were visited. At 11.30 all who put down at Denbigh had to go on to Rhyl, which was reached about twelve. The afternoon turned out very wet, but in spite of all this, everybody enjoyed themselves, as they took ad- vantage of the entertainments provided for visitors. Professor Frank Sinclair, the well-known diver, was very well patronized and so also were all owners of vehicles of the famous Bodelwyddan marble Church. From 4 o'clock onwards it cleared up and everybody left Rhyl having enjoyed them- selves as well as possible and having the satisfac- tion that no one who had come was left behind or lost through any accident such as that terrible calamity that occurred a few days later at Pwll- heli. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—JULY 1ST, 1899. a Present: Mr. John Evans, Barmouth (chairman) c Dr. Charles Williams, Messrs John Roberts; Ellis ( Pugh Jones, Llanddwywe-is-y-graig, Richard Jones. I Llanelltyd; Hugh Evans, Llanfachreth; Morris Griffith Williams, Llanenddwyn Robert Hughes, Llanfachreth Meyrick Roberts, Towyn; John t Pughe Jones, Llanaber; together with Mr. W. R. Richardson (clerk), and Dr. Hugh Jones, (medical ] officer). ] The Clerk read the minutes of the last meeting ] which were confirmed.. j The report of Dr. Hugh Jones (medical officer) was then read, which was as follows :-On June 6 I visited Gorwyr, in the parish of Brithdir and Islaw'rdref. The walls and roof are defective, and are not proof against wind and water. The sleep- • ing rooms are low and badly ventilated. There are no ceilings. The floor of the rooms are dilapidated, and there are no eaves-troughs. On the same date I examined Llwyntalcan in the same parish. The gables is in the soil to a great height. The sleeping rooms are most confined and in- efficient ventilation owing to to the roof being so low and want of fire-places and proper windows. There are no ceilings. This house is in a very un- satisfactory state. On June 19th I again visited Bryndir, Dyffryn, as requested, and I can only con- firm my previous report. I also examined Bryllysg in the vicinity. The sleeping rooms are not pro- perly ventilated, owing to the windows not being made to open sufficiently. The dairy is small, dark, and unventilated. The pig-styes are close to the house, and the cowshed is attached to the gable end of the house. There are no eaves-troughs. On the same date I insptected Llangwian Fach in the same parish. The soil is right up to the eaves at the back of this house, and this must be most unwholesome. No eaves-troughs, anl water percolates through the walls into the kitchen in bad weather. The sleeping-rooms have no ceilings, and the roof is so low as to make them positively dangerous from a health point of view. This house is quite unfit for human habitation, as it is at present. On June 15th I visited, with the Sanitary Inspector, Bodwlan Spring, which it is proposed to utilise as water supply for i Awyngwril. A specimen was taken for analysis, ;,nd the report was as follows :-r- "The sample is clear and bright, and free from smell and taste. It is pure water, and my opinion is that is well suited for drinking and domestic purposes. The Sanitary Inspector also took gaugings, which were most satisfactory. On June 29th I visited Panterddwyn (Dyffryn), occupied by Mrs. Pugh. The roof is defective, and allows water to get through. On same date I again examined Penrhiw-terrace, parish of Llanaber. The drainage is disgraceful, and dangerous conse- quences may supervene. Most wide and extensive outbreak of measles has taken place throughout a large portion of the district during the last few weeks, over 160 cases having been already notified. There have been no deaths hitherto from this cause. The following schools have been closed owing to this outbreak:—Llwyngwril, Llanfachreth, Brithdir, Llanelltyd, Ganllwyd, Bontddu, Dyffryn, and Bryncoedifor." With regard to Llwyngwain Fach, it was passed that a month't notice be given them, and unless the necessary repairs were attended to at the end of that time proceedings would be taken against them. It was decided to ask Mr. Gillart for estimates for carrying out the schemes in connection with Bodwlan spring, and that the estimates be sub- mitted within a month. A letter was read from Mrs. Scott, London, ac- knowleding receipt of Council's letter with regard to her Farm House, Cae'rberllan. She said that the walls of the house had always been in the same state, and that the tenant bad not complained of the frames of windows. She drew the council's attention to the walls of the bridge at Pontygarth, which had been partially knocked down for over 12 months.—It was decided to let the matter be in abeyance. Mr. Edward Williams, Corris, wrote to the council suggesting that three of the Braichgoch cottages be converted into two, leaving the five remaining cottages to be inhabited by small families. The drainage at Braichgoch cottages would be attended to at once.—The matter was adjourned. Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts' motion in regard to the dry earth system was adjourned, Mr. Roberts being absent. The plans of a new house at Arthog were sub- mitted and adopted. A letter was received from the Local Government Board stating that the Rural District Council's request for an enquiry with respect to the extension of the Dolgelley boundary had been granted, and that an enquiry would be made as soon as the inspectors were free. A letter was also read from Mr. David Owen, Corris, complaining that refuse was being thrown into the river, and that the river was in a very bad state. Mr. Richard Jones pro- posed that notices be put up to prevent a continua- tion of the practice. This was unanimously agreed to, and also to communicate with the police. Mr. Meyrick Roberts proposed a vote of sympathy with the widow of the late Mr. Richard Williams, Dolffanog, which was unanimously agreed to. He also proposed that for the next three months the Council's business should start at 10 instead of 10-30, This was also agreed to. HIGHWAY BOARD. The minutes of last meeting were read and con- firmed. A letter had been received from Mr. Williams, surveyor, in which he said that he had met with an accident, and could not attend. He, however, had sent all the sheets which showed the amount of money to be paid for manual labour, except the parish of Gelynin. It was decided that the bills be paid. Mr. R. Jones Griffith (clerk) proposed that a small committee be formed to con- sult with him with regard to a road at Arthog. It was decided that the committee should consist of three from the Council, viz., Messrs. Cadwaladr Roberts, John Edwards, Tyddynmawr; and William Lloyd; and three outsiders, viz., Messrs. John Griffith, Callestra; William Williams, Barmouth; and W. Stephens, Arthog.
LLANDYSSUL. BWLCHYGROES.—The Independent Chapel of Bwlchygroes is now under the course of being painted and cleaned. Last Sunday the Rev. Mr. Parry, Cilcenin, preaching to a large number of people in the open air. Mr.Parry came here in the absence of the pastor-Rev. T. Penant Phillips, who is now spending a few days in London. DEATH.—It is with regret that the inhabitants of Llangeler and the surrounding districts learned the death of Mrs. Sarah Evans, Penffynon, Llan- geler, daughter of the late Mr. Daniel Jones Llan- egryd, Llandyssul. The sad event occurred on Friday the 16th ult. Deceased, who was about 48 years of age, was a woman of the highest integrity, and by her affability, invariable kindness, and sympathetic nature, had won golden opinions among her neighbours. The interment took place on the following Monday at the Llangeler Parish Churchyard, where a large number of friends and relatives came to pay their last tribute to her. The Revs. Williams, Llangeler, and Davies, Llan- dyssul officiated in the house. and the Revs. Powell, New Castle Emlyn, and Jones, Bangor, in the church, and the Rev. Williams, of Llangeler. brought the service to termination. Deceased leaves widower and one son to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent wife and mother, and their sad bereavement they have the sincere sympathy of the whole neighbourhood- HAD DEATH IN LONDON.-Un Friday, Dr. George Danford Thomas held an inquest at the Islington Coroner's Court with reference to the death of John Rees, aged 39 years, lately lodging at 12, Woodville Grove, Mildmay Park. The evidence showed that the deceased, a shorthand writer, told Mrs. Dennis, landlady, that he had been a farmer in Wales, that he had relatives in Wales, but could not go to them. He was very peculiar in his ways, and would not allow Mrs. Dennis to do anything for him or to enter his room. It was noticed that of late he was losing flesh, and appeared to be very ill. He was adviced to seek medical advice, and in consequence went to see Dr. Stevens, of Newington-green, who found him suffering from advanced consumption. He told Dr. Stevens that he was a total abstainer and a vegetarian. When advised to take cod-liver oil he refused, and stated that he took "vital" oil. He said that he had some money, When advised by Dr. Stevens to communicate with his friends he refused, stating that there were reasons why he shouid not. On Tuesday he died very suddenly. Mr. McConnell, the Coroner's officer, said that deceased lived in a miserable state, having only a chair-bedstead and a few books in the room. On searching his things he found that there was a Post Office Savings Bank book, showing that there was standing to deceased's credit a sum of P,175 3s. 6d. whilst a book from the Birkbeck Bank showed there was to his credit there £ 90 10s. 5d. There was some papers with refer- ence to some Consols, whilst he found Z7 2s. 5d. in gold and silver in the room. The address in deceased's bank book was J. Rees, Blaenbaurthan, Velindre, Llandyssul. Up to the present, although the police had made inquiries, no relatives had been traced. Dr. George Stevens proved that death had resulted from exhaustion from consump- tion of the lungs, The Coroner said that there was no doubt that after the case had been noticed by the Press some relatives would put in an appear- ance. If not, then the money would be handed over to the Treasury. It was peculiar when there was an estate what a number of relatives turned up at his office to make a claim. Only on Thursday he held an inquest on a man named Hennessey, who had left something like P,170 behind him, and that already had called at his office a large num- ber of persons of the same name. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with medical evidence. On Monday a brother and some other relatives Lttended at Dr. Danford Thomas's offices. They claimed the certificate for burial and the deceased's ffects, they having been to the Islington Mortuary )reviously and identified the body of the deceased, vhom they had not seen for some years, and of vhose whereabouts they had no idea. The first hey heard about his death was the"reading of an lccount of the inquest in the newspapers. John Rees was a native of Penboyr, where his father and arother still live. His father is a well-known and tiighly respected country farmer, and is the oldest inhabitant in the parish of Penboyr, being over 90 pears of age, and has been blind for the last few ears.
VELINDRE, Llandyssul. EISTEDDFOD. Another successful eisteddfod was held at the National Schoolroom of the above place on Friday week, under the patronage of Penbryn Church, Sunday School. The Rev. J' R. Evans, Closygraig, presided, and the Rev. W. E. Davies, of Drefach, conducted in a most efficient manner, and the Rev. T. Jones, Penboyr, remarked that he was our second Mynyddog," The accompanist was Mr. D. Jenkins, Velindre. The adjudicators were: music, Mr. R. Rhys Hughes, Lampeter; poetry, Rev. Evan Phillips, Emlyn prose, recitation, &c., Rev. T. Jones, The Vicarage, Penboyr, and the Rev J. G. Owen, Cwmpengraig: drawing, Mr. D. Jenkins, School House, Velindre; prize bags, Misses M. S. Jones, The Vicarage, Penboyr, and E. Davies, Pen'rallt, Penboyr. The treasurer was Mr. E. Davies, Ffynonbedr, Cwmpengraig, and Mr. T. Jones, Rhydfoir, acted as secretary. The prizes were awarded as follows :— Solo for girls under 15 years of age, Wrth y Groes," 1st, Miss Lizzie Ann Griffiths, Waun, Gilwen 2nd, Miss Sarah Ann Davies, Ddolwen, Cilrhedyn. Solo for boys under 14 years of age, Y Milwr Bach," 1st, Master Sam Jones, Glanrhyd, Aberbanc; 2nd, Master Llewellyn Evans, Perthiteg, Cwm- hiraeth. Recitation for children under 14 years of age, Deigryn Plentyn, Miss Margaretta Davies, Pen- rhiw. Tenor solo, Wyt ti'n cofio'r lloer," Mr. Samuel Davies, Bankyffynon, Closygraig. Baritone solo, Cwymp Llewellyn," Mr. Eben Evans, Troedyrhiw Closygraig. Duett, Y Garreg Ateb," Messrs. Tom Griffiths and Eben Jones, Aberbanc. Prize bags, 1st, Miss S. A. Davies, Penlangerig; 2np, Miss Davies, Wern. Soprano Solo, Llythyr fy Mam," Miss Margaret Jones, Penybont, Velindre. Letter from a mother to her drunken son, Miss Davies, Bookseller Shop, Drefach. Quartette, Can yr Ehedydd," Mr. Tom Griffiths j and friends, Aberbanc. Recitation. -1 Y Ty ar, Dan," prize divided be- tween Misses Jane Davies, Penrhiwficer, and Catherine Thomas, Nebo. Contralto solo, Onid oes balm yn Gilead ? 1st Miss Mary Morris, Gelliaur, Velindre. Poetry, 4 verses to -1 Penboyr Church," Mr. S. Owens (S.O.), DyffrynjMills, Velindre. Ear-test music, Mr. D. Davies, Penrhiwllan. Love Letter, Mr. Tom James, Pantyrodyn. Baritone solo, Y Morwr a'r Bachgen." prize divided between Messrs. Eben Jones, Aberbanc, and Tom Jones, Tycornel, Velindre. Poetry, 4 verses on Cusan Judas," Mr. Thomas Jones, Penlone, Llanybyther. Male Voice Party, "Adgofion Dedwydd," three parties competed, Henllan (Mr. Richards, Henllan Station); Aberbanc, (Mr. Tom Griffiths); Llan- geler and Velindre United, Mr. Dan Lewis; the prize was awarded to Aberbanc, under the leader- ship of Mr. Tom Griffiths. Essay, Dyledswydd Rbieni tuag at eu Plant," Mr. Johnny Evans, Penpit, Pontardulais. Tenor solo. Dan yr Ywen,' Mr. Tom Griffiths, Aberbanc. Chief choral competition, "Y Ffvnon ger fy mwth," three choirs competed, Henllan United (Mr. Tom Luke); Llangeler United (Mr. Henry Rees) Velindre United, (Mr. J. O. Jones). There was a close competition between Henllan United and Velindre United. A month ago the the first was awarded the prize oy Caeralaw, Carmarthen, but the latter was awarded the prize in this eis- teddfod, under the leadership of Mr. Jones, Glan- pond, Trefelin. I was much surprised to see nearly all the solos and many other things taken by young men and women nursed in the Closygraig Band of Hope. This was a very successfnl eisteddfod, and a very substantial sum was realized.
WALES IN LONDON. ♦ The clergy doles Bill has made quite a stir in the Liberal camp. The urgency of the division Whip brought the full complement of the Welsh members together. Mr. Owen M. Edwards, whose University duties have not yet permitted him to put in constant attendance at the House, travelled from Oxford to record his vote agsinst the Bill. Madame Patti made her last appearance this season at the Albert Hall on Friday, before an enormous audience. She was to have sung the Miserere scene from Trovatore with Mr. Edward Lloyd and chorus, but the popular tenor was suffering from a relaxed throat, and his place was taken by Mr. Ben. Davies. The scene, how- ever, went admirably, and the final portion had to be repeated. # The congregation of Paddington Chapel removed last Sunday to the Portman Rooms, where they will meet till October. Accomodation can be found for about five hundred. Meanwhile extensive renova- tions are going on in the old building, which half a century ago was the most fashionable of West London chapels. The front is to come down, and the cost of rebuilding and enlargement will be little short of 97,000. Congregations, like individuals, find that they cannot stand still in London. Failure to advance spells retreat. The Rev. J. Ossian Davies, Paddington's clever Welsh minister, is very hopeful of keeping his people together during the summer. So far, he has fulfilled the expectations of those who called him from Bournemouth. The handsome hall of the Merchant Taylors Company at Threadneedle-street presented a brilliant appearance on Wednesday evening week on the occasion of a conversazione held by invita- tion of the president of the Council of the Honour- able Society of Cymmrodorion. This organisation, which has for its motto, Cared doeth yr Encilion," was originally founded under Royal patronage in the year 1751 and revived in 1873, with the object of bringing into closer contact Welshmen, particu- larly those resident out of Wales, who are anxious to advance the welfare of their country, and enabling them to unite their efforts for that purpose. Its especial aims are the improvement of education and the promotion of intellectual culture by the encouragement of literature, science, and art as connected with Wales. The society has recently established a permanent fund for the publication of Welsh historical records. On Wednesday evening the guests were received, in the unavoidable absence of Lord Bute (the president), by Sir John Williams and other members of the Council. Those present included Sir David Evans and Lady Evans, Sir James Szlumper, Colonel Mathias (who led the Gordon Highlanders at Dargai), Sir Hugh Owen, Dr. Isambard Owen, Mr. H. Owen, and others. The Crotian Band played national airs in the vestibule and the hall, and charming selections of Welsh music were given in the drawing room by Miss Mary Owen (Mrs. Ellis Griffith), Miss May George, Miss Bronwen Cartwright, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Her- bert Emlyn, and Mr, Bryceson Treharne (piano- forte), and Miss Katie Thomas, R.A.M., recited.
Mail news has reached Liverpool of serious dis" turbances in Freetown. Members of the newly formed West African Regiment, who are Mendis, and the police came into collision, and a fight in which one of the police was killed and a large number on both sides wounded took place. The natives also attacked the Mendis, and the town remained in a disturbed state for several days.
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ABERYSTWYTH. No better testimony of the popularity of Aberystwyth as a delightful seaside resort can be found than the fact that the place is patronized by tlie oame visitors season after season for years. Visitors are flowing in daily, and now that the summer trains have commenced, the town will, no doubt, soon be full. The Marine Parade is in excellent order and is much frequented, especially in the evening. The shrubs that have been placed on the margin of the Parade is a decided improvement and add not a little to its appearance. The Town Band, under the ,conductorship of Mr. Jack Edwards is highly Appreciated, and Mr. Collins' minstrels give ai lively entertainment to large crowds. The Cliff Garden? cn Constitution Hill have been opened for the season and are a source of pleasure and enjoyment to many. It is con- fidently expected that the improved train service will enable a larger number than ever to visit the place this year. The char-a-bancs and the boats are well patronised, and the daily trips to the far- famed Devil's Bridge are as popular as ever.
4> BARMOUTH. Barmouth is not full yet, but fresh visitors are arriving in scores, and it will not be long before the season is at its height. Enquiries"are being received from all parts of the country regarding apartments, and it would appear that the fame of Barmouth as a health resort is penetrating into" fresh fields" every year. If our District Council were more Imnincss-like and less talkative, the place might be made still more attractive to visitors. Nature has exercised her beneficence towards it, but, in these days of competition between seaside places, we must enlarge on the work of nature, and go in for those modern improvements and attractions which are the making of a holiday resort. We have been progressive in the past; but let us not rest on our oars, but continue to go forward.
ABERDOVEY. « The bells of Aberdovey." That is what the stranger thinks of when the sweet name of Aberdovey is sounded in his ears, or when he alights at the station, Hushed witn the anticipation of a delightful fortnight in its charmed haunts. Aberdovey some- how gives one an idea of restfulness and rural charms nor is the visitor disappointed when he comes here, for the country round is a paradise of verdant meads and gently sloping woodlands and sinuous streamlets. The visitors are flocking in, and the residents are looking forward to a prosperous season. There is now an excellent supply of pure water. Many new houses have been recently built, and the accommodation for visitors is larger and better than ever.
TOWN. This rapidly rising resort has been exceptionally well favoured this season. Visitors this year came early, and in very good numbers. Those who visit the place year after year will notice many improve- ments. The local authority, consisting as it does of practical business men, is alert! and progressive. It is only right to record that the present position of Towyn as a health resort is due in no mean degree to Mr. P. H. Hughes, the late surveyor. Touring, fishing, and mountain climbing are -the order of the day among our visitors. The Cambrian Railway's coaching tours are well patronized as usual.
ABERAYRON. Things are beginning to stir for another season. We reach our zenith 'tween the two harvests. We are not troubled with late trains and lying time tables, and endless deputations. But if you want to have a glimpse into the past and enjoy some of the charms of the old coaching days take a trip to Aberayron. If you see the hedge-rows white with dust you may be sure that things are pretty busy here. Aberayron has lately had a guide, but it yet sadly lacks a philosopher and friend. The new train arrangements of the M. and M. cannot fail to have a good effect on this place. South Walians will ue shortly trooping in.
NEW QUAY. There is a good sprinkling of visitors already in the place. It is as yet rather early for this place but a good season is ex- pected. When things go well down South we may be sure of a prosperous time, but so far the South Walians have not arrived in large numbers The place is undoubtedly growing in popularity every year. Splendid houses have been built of late and there should be no lack of excellent accommodation.
DOLGELLEY. There are prospects of a good season. "Visitors and tourists are arriving daily. The summer service of trains having com- menced, the place is already beginning to bustle. Dolgelley is an ideal place for mountaineering. Coaches run daily to the country, and splendid trips can be made at little cost. The country just now is at its best. The recent rains have replenished the brooks and freshened the foliage.
LLANDRINDOD WELLS. This place has had an exceptionally good season so far. The" Gwalia" and the 4' Pump Hotels have been having a busy -time. Galling is in full swing, and the ninnis courts and croquet lawns are well patronized. The Bridge Hotel has been en- larged, the new wing will accommodate over 70 visitors. A superior private boarding es- tablishment has been built on the open common and commands an excellent prospect. Amongst the new arrivals are the Dowager Lady Napier of Magdala and the Countess of Moray.