DOLGELLEY. VAGHANCY.—On Tuesday, at the Police Station, before J. Meyrick Jones, J.P., Thomas Wilson was charged by Sergeant Breeze with begging at 11 r!1 Ganllwyd, and was sentenced to fourteen days imprisonment with hard labour. SUCCESS.—Mr. Lewis Jones, of the Board School and Brynteg, Dolgelley, succeeded in carrying off the 1st prize for the essay at the Corris Chair Eisteddfod. Much is expected in future from Mr. Jones both as litterateur aud teacher. EDUCATIONAL. — Mr. Young, of the County Studio, lately visited the County School to take a number of photographs of the school buildings, both from within and without. These are now on exhibition at the Studio, together with samples of drawing, clay modelling, and joinery executed by pupils of the school, under the able tuition of Mr. T. L. Humberstone, A.R.C.S. It is intended to forward these exhibits to the National Eisteddfod, to be held at Cardiff, and from thence they may possibly go to the International Exhibition at Paris. The present head-master of the County School is Mr. Clendon, M.A. (Lond. and Camb.), brilliant both as a scholar and teacher. SCHOLASTIC.—Mr. W. C. Wordsworth has secured his degree at the Welsh University with marked distinction, gaining First Class Honours both in Greek and Latin. CRICKET.—The Dolgelly C.C. on Wednesday zll y played the Portmadoc C.C. at Portmadoc, and won by 54 runs, Portmadoc scoring 56 and Dolgelley 110. Mr. Furlong played a praiseworthy innings of 48. A match was played on Saturday between the County School and the Grammar School, in which the Grammar School proved victorious. PRISONER ESCAPED.—Great excitement prevailed in the neighbourhood of the Police Station on Wednesday, owing to the news spreading that a prisoner had escaped from the Police Station. The prisonerjturned out to be a pet canary, which after being chased for about an hour by an excited crowd was caught in Plasgwyn grounds. DR. WILLIAMS' SCHOOL.—The arrangements for the celebration of the 21st anniversary of Dr. Williams' School have just been announced. On the 25th, a public meeting will be held at the Public Rooms, and the following will address the meeting :-Henry Hobhouse, Esq., M.P., Lady 1 Verney, Miss Armstrong, Capt. Griffith-Boscawen, Rev. Cecil Grant, The Hon. George T. Kenyon, Principal Reichel, and R. D. Roberts, Esfi., D.Sc. A re-union meeting of the old girls will also be held. A correspondent in the "North Wales Times" asks whether the Welsh girls who have passed through the Dolgelley School ever consent to be ranked as 'old?' It is to be hoped that the meetings will be very successful. A LUCKY ESCAPE.—About 8 o'clock on Thursday morning, the inhabitants of the streets of the town were thrown into a state of excitement when they saw Dr. John Jones, Cae'rffynon's horse and trap cantering through the town with no one in charge. The Dr. and Evans, his manservant, had left the town early in the morning to pay a visit to a patient in the neighbourhood of Rhydymain, and it was feared that they had met with an accident. However, soon after the arrival of the horse both Dr. and Evans made their appearance, and it transpired that the horse tripped in coming down a steep hill, the Dr. being thrown right out of the trap, and he being in possession of the reins, Evans jumped down and endeavoured to sieze the reins, but failed, and the horse proceeded on its way home. The Dr. and Evan" ]"nl.:1-- only Sllglll., injuries. FIRE BRIGADE.—At the Select Committee of the House of Lords on Fire Brigades, it was stated that Merionethshire had six urban district councils, four rural district ocuncils, and thirty-one parish councils, but it performed only two fire brigades, with one manual engine and no escape to protect the whole of the county. Four urban district couucils, including Barmouth, had no brigade at all. At Dolgelly more hydrants were requtred and a steamer, as it was impossible to get the brigade to work tho manuals in the country districts. As regarded the out-districts the return said tkat although the district was far from being protected against fire no other district in the county had fmvt.hiner like the provision that Dolgelley had. [he town of Festiniog sent no return. ACCIDENT TO THE MAIL CAR.—On Monday evening, a serious and what might have been a 'atal accident happened to the mail car journeying between Barmouth and Dolgelley. Whilst return- ing to the town a little before six, containing three lady passengers, and one or two children, it came up rather suddenly with a drove of sheep, with the result that the car by some unaccountable means was turned upside down on the top of the driver and passengers. Luckily the passengers escaped without any injury, only sustaining a severe shock. The driver was not so fortunate, but it is expected that his injuries are but slight. The car was greatly damaged, both shafts being broken. A SNAKE ESCAPED.—On Saturday a valuable snake escaped from the joint Wild Beast and Cinematograph Show on the Marian, and was found dead in the river Wnion. The price of the snake is estimated at fourteen guineas. ARBITRATION.—On Tuesday, Mr. Pollock, Official Referee sat at the County Hall, Dolgelley, to decide the case of Findlay v. Green, in which Mrs. Findlay, Abergwynant, sued Major Ureen, late tenant of Abergwynant, for alleged damages to the property. Mr. C. E. Fore, of Kings and Croydon, with Mr. Jacobs, appeared for Mrs. Findlay, and Mr. Ralf Bankes appeared for Major Green. Major Green had paid the sum of £49 15s. Od. into court. A large number of witnesses were called on eaeh side. On Wednesday, Mr. Pollock visited Aber- gwynant to view the property before giving his decision. At noon on Wednesday, Mr. Pollock gave his decision at the County Hall, which was for the defendant. He considered the amount paid into court sufficient and also allowed Major Green's counter claim of L18 12s, Od. THE SCHOOL BOARD. The ordinary meeting of the School Board was held on Thursday, when there were present: Messrs W. Hughes (chairman), Richard Williams, John Lloyd, and E. W. Evans (members), Mr. David Williams (assistant clerk), and Mr. Ellis Williams (attendance officer). MISCELLANEOUS. The Attendance Officer's report was read and considered.—The Visiting Committee of the town schools reported that the attendance at those afVinnls was on the decrease.—Bills were examined, and cheques signed.—The Visiting Committee was re-appointed.-Tlie question of drainage of Boys and Girls School was deferred to a committee of the whole Board.—Miss Maggie Williams' resigna- tion as pupil teacher at the Infants School was accepted. THE VACANT SEAT. It was decided to adjourn the question of the vacant seat caused by the non-attendance of the Rev. W. Llewelyn Williams, Brithdir. SCHOLARSHIPS. The Chairman agreed to defer his motion as to the scholarships at Dr. Williams' Endowed High School, pending the appointment of new repre- sentative governors. BRITHDIR SCHOOL. The two monitors engaged at the Brithdir School were appointed pupil teachers on the result of the recent examiiiation.-It was decided to pay three- fourths of the grant earned by the evening school at Brithdir to Mr. W. Pryce Williams. GOVERNORS. It was unanimously decided to vote only for the candidate nominated by the Board—the Rev. John Williams B.A., in the election of four governors to represent the School Board on the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. H.M. I-PECTOR'S REPORT. The reports of Brithdir and Islaw'rdref Schools, and were read by the Clerk, which were as follows: —Brithdir This is a well conducted school, and its condition as regards order, attendance, and efficiency reflects credit on the master's care and diligence. The reading and mental arithmetic of some of the lower classes do not quite reach the verv satisfactory level of the remainder of the work. The highest principal grant was earned in all subjects.—Islaw'rdref: This little school is diligently and, in most respects, very successfully conducted. Considering the master's very delicate health, the long distances which tlie children have to walk, and the brosen nature of the country, the condition of the school is very creditable to him and his assistant. The highest principal grant was earned in all subjects. THE BOYS' SCHOOL. The Clerk reported that no application for the assistant-membershia at the Boys' School had been received.—The matter was adjourned. INCREA.SE OF SALARY. It was decided to make an increase of P,5 in the salary of Miss M. J. Jones, the assistant at Is- la w'rdref School. SAVING BANK. The Clerk was requested to write to the head teachers for a report of sums received at the various schools. THE HOLIDAYS. It was decided that the summer holidays should commence on the 15th for five weeks. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting of the Urban District Council was held on Tuesday, July 11th, when there were y present:—Mr. J.Meyrick Jones, J. P. (chairman), Dr. John Willams, John Jones, Richard Richards, Ellis Williams, John Edwards, Edward Williams, and Thomas Parry (members), Mr. Richard Parry (assistant clerk), Mr. W illiam Jones, (surveyor), and Mr. E. R. Jones (rate collector). SKINNKliS ABMS. Th Surveyor reported that Mr. Goff, the architect, who was preparing the plans of alterations at Skinners Arms had promised to prepare all estimate of what it would cost to the Council to widen 4 feet and 2¡\- ft. 2 in that street, but lie hidn't since received any com- munication from him He (the surveyor) inspected the drain in Smithlield-street and its depth. Mr. R. Richards questioned whether they could drain to Ffos y Felm. It was decided to suggest that they should drain either to Mill-street or ;'lasyndre-street. FLUSHING TA-NK-JUE CAUSE OF A BREEZE. The Surveyor reported that no tender had been received for the supplying of a flushing tank in Mount Pleasant Road. lie nad received Miss Rees's permission to place tht tank at the back of her house. Mr. John Williams questioned whether it was necessary to put it at the back of the house at all. The Surveyor said they were putting the tank where it was likely to d) the best work. Mr. John Williams inquired whether the Surveyor had seen anything out 0: order in the drain. The Inspector said that he had inspected it, and that it was almost full. Mr. J. Williams said that if a certain persons drains should be in that state, -,Iley. should not be allowed to remain so long. Mr. Thomas Parry said it was a shame they were ,,a allowed to remain in sLch a state. They should be compelled to clear it. Mr. J. Edwards said ttore was a misapprehension. This was a public sew.'r, and he would be glad to know when the person named had been asked to clear a public sewer. Mr. Thomas Parry said lie though that Mr. Edwards believed that all the sewer was in his own head. He had a similar drain at Fion, and lie flushed it himself, and all houses should be treated alike. The Chairman said tie discussion was altogether out of order. Mr. J. Edwards said that the drain at Mount Pleasant road might be Uright, but the sewer is not, and that is what they hal to deal with. Mr. Richard Richards spoke against the placing of the tank on private property if it was to cost more. Mr. J. Edwards pointed the unreasonableness of talking of placing the taak just on the middle of the sewer. He did not, personally, care where it was placed, but lie wanted it to be where it would flush best. As to the flushing of the private drains, lie had not heard any complailt, and as far as lie could understand the nuisance was caused by the sewer not being flushed. Mr. John Williams saic lie had made enquiries, and is far as lie could make out there was no cause of complaint with this sewer for a long distance up to Mrs. Chidlaw Roberts' stables. That being so he ould not see why need uiey put the tank in private property. Mr. Edward Williams, although lie admitted that the discussion was out of order, said that it was a question of where the talk would do the best work. If on private property, aid if they could get leave to put it on private property, they ought to accept it. Mr. John Williams hooed they would act quite as liberal towards everybody else. Mr. Edward Williams said it was not a question of liberality. It was the cmvenience of the Council. The Surveyor explained that the old Board had gone into the expense of making a sewer for the use I of the six houses in Moult Pleasant, and now it was simply the question of where they could place the tank to flush the sewer )est, and lie believed it was at the back of the house, Mr. Thomas Parry saic they had better put it at the top of the house. He bdieved it was the duty of the proprietors to flush the d-ains. He hoped everybody should have the same favour. e troùbleto flush the d £ ^.tbflc with the Council's sever. He believed that they should treat the case on its own merits, and not to hint to other things. The Chairman then Again called the Council to order, and the business was proceeded with. RUINOUS HUILDINGS. The Clerk reported :hat lie had written to the proprietors of the ruinous buildings and lie had since seen Mr. Richard Edvards who informed him that the work would be dont immediately. cliUWII STREET. Mr. Edward William: had given a notice of motion that the Council should immediately erect the parapet at Church-strtet, but at the request of the Surveyor, he agreed to ldjourn it. At the suggestion cf Mr. Ellis Williams, it was asreed to have the landlord's consent to the payment of half the cost in writ.ng. Mr. C. S. Denniss, manager of the Cambrian Railway, wrote referrng to the interview he had with the Council at Do^elley, that he was in com- munication with the urreat Western with regard to the cheap ticket, and hoped to be in a position to write further shortly. With regard to the proposal for a train from Barriouth, he was pleased to say that the Company had arranged for a late train to leave Barmouth during the summer months at 8-30 p.m. and lie trusted tint would meet with the require- ments. With regards '/) the question of train service in the morning to local stations on the coast between Machynlleth and Welshpool, that the company had endeavoured to meet tie convenience of the passen- gers travelling a long distance and those desiring to travel only to the intermediate stations. Mr. John Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Dennis, which was seconded by Mr. Thomas Parry, and agreed to. TELEPHONE. A letter was read from Mr. H. Parry Jones, elec- trical engineer, asking permission to pass a telephone wire over the slaughter house. The wire was to be carried from the Brewery to Brynarlais. Mr. Edward Williams proposed that permission be granted. Mr. John Edwards proposed that permission be given on the understanding that the permit would expire on three months' notice. Mr. E. Wynne Williams seconded, and Mr. Edward Williams withdrew in its favour. Mr. Ellis Williams proposed that they should con- sider when they receiced an application from Mr. Carpenter. Mr. R. Richards proposed that the subject be ad- journed. On its being put to vote, Mr. Edwards' motion was carried. OBSTACLES. Mr.'Dunham, Golden Lion Royal Hotel, wrote calling attention to the articles placed on the pave- ments in Lion-street, and asking that some remedy should be adopted, as it was dangerous to vehicular traffic to and from the Golden Lion yard. Mr.T. Parry said that Mr. Dunham drew his atten- tion to the cause of complaint, and evidently that it was a great nuisance. It was agreed to write to the tenants in Lion- street calling attention to the nuisance. THE LOAN QUESTION As Mr. E. W. Evans was absent it was agreed to adjourn this motion that no permanent improvents be carried out, and paid for out of the current rate. WIDENING OF SMITHFIELD STREET. ) A communication from Mr. E. W. Evans was read with regard to the purchase of property for widening Smithfield-street, and after a short discussion it was agreed to ask Mr. Evans to treat with the purchase of t the property. THE READING ROOM. Mr. Thomas Parry complained that certain papers were not delivered at the Reading Room. The matter was referred to the Reading Room Com- mittee. PATH BY DR. WILLIAMS' SCHOOL. Messrs R. Richards T. Parry, Edward Williams, and the Surveyor were appointed to consult as to repairing of the path by Dr. Williams School. THE CHARITIES. Mr. Thomas Parry reported that the committee ap- pointed to confer as to the Charities had met, and were in correspondence with the Charity Commis- sioners.
LLANGEITHO. PWYLLGOR UXDEB CERDDOROL GLANAU TBIFI AC AERON.-A portion of the committee appointed to select tunes and anthems for the next year's festival met Saturday in the Llangeitho Jubilee Hall. Penuwch was represented by the Chairman (the Rev. J. Emlyn Jones) and Mr William Jones; Tregaron by Mr D. Thomas, C.M.; Berth by the Secretary (Mr W. Hughes, C.M., Castell Flemish), and Llangeitho by Messrs D. Morgan (Ffvnongeitho) and E. Jones (Tvmelyn) This is the smallest committee ot selection that has ever met, and 15 churches w-ere quite unrepresented, although a few sent in a list of tunes and anthems. This lack of interest in the selection of tunes must prove in the end disastrous to the festival, as this is undoubtedly the most important work in connection with it. three anthems and the required number of hymn tunes were chosen, but the children's tunes were left unchosen, that work being delegated to a sub-com- mittee of three. Miss Ray Davies, Pantybeudy Hall, who kindly gave two or three hours to playing I tunes proposed for adoption in the programme, jj rendered much valuable assistance to the committee.
BARMOUTH. TRETHDALWK.— Cymer galon—mae dyddiau gwell yn dod. VISITORS AND OTHERS will find our "Round the Coast" column an interesting feature during the season. MUNTON V. DUFFIELD.—A full report of this case, heard at the County Assizes last week, will be found in another column. BOATING.—The Mayor made a very important statement at the Council meeting on Tuesday, with reference to the licensing of pleasure boats. The Council is determined to do all in its power to avoid accidents, and most stringent regulations are in force at this place. A BIG SNAKE.—There is, at Mr. Rawlins', Chemist, Barmouth, a large snake measuring 6ft. 6in. long, reported to have escaped (I) from Rowlands' menagerie, whilst staying at Dolgelley on Monday, and found dead in the river Wnion. It has been sent to Mr. Rawlins to be stuffed. It is of a yellowish colour with big black spot. ACCIDE-NT.-As the mail-cart running between Dolgelley and Barmouth was returning from Bar- mouth on Monday it came across a flock of sheep on the road near Golden Lion Farm about a mile from Dolgelley, and one of the sheep got entangled under the horse's feet, which caused it to stumble and the car to upset. The vehicle contained four ladies and a child, besides the driver, Mr. Edmund Edwards. Fortunately all escaped with slight injuries. Dr. Hugh Jones, Dolgelley was soon on the spot, and all possible assistance was rendered to the injured. LLAXABER SCHOOL BOAHD.-The annual report of the Barmouth Board School came to hand on Monday last. This year the highest grant has been awarded, which is very gratifying to the Board and all concerned, and much to the credit of the Head Master, Mr. Josepn Thomas, as well as his assistants. The Infant School, under the supervision of Miss Owen, has also been equally successful. VISITORS.—A great number of visitors have arrived during this week and yet there is ample room for many more. PUZZLED.-On Sunday evening about 8.30 a little excitement was occasioned on the Marine Parade by a number of people having noticed some black object getting tossed to and fro by the waves. In course of time quite a large crowd had gathered together, and as the object wasnearing the shore, a young man was seen wading in pursuit of same, and eventually it was captured and brought ashore when it turned out to be nothing more than an inflated black bag attached to a long line which had been used as a buoy and had come detached from its moorings COUNTY SCHOOL.—Meeting of the Governors held on Monday. Present—Messrs. W. J. Morris (chairman), Lewis Lewis (Vice-chairman), Mrs. Gwynoro Davies, Kev. Z. Mather, Dr. Hughes, and Mr. Hugh Evans, together with Messrs. E. D. Jones, M.A. (Head Master), and John Lloyd (Clerk). It was resolved that the Rev. Z. Mather and Alderman Lewis compare the copy of agreement made be- tween the Governors and the Contractor of the new school buildings as submitted by the Committee, with the original, in proportion of the Architect. Resolved that for certain reasons the date for laying the memorial stones of the new buildings be changed from the 25th inst as previously fixed upon to the 27th inst, and that the inscription upon the stones be in two cases in English and in two cases in Welsh, the Rev. Z. Mather and the Head Master to draw out the same. It was resolved that the procuring of the trowels be entrusted to the Chairman and Dr. Hughes. Dr. Hughes and the Head Master were appointed to draw out the programme of the proceedings. Resolved that the present term terminate on the 27th and the re- opening of the school to take place on the 19th of September. The meeting was adjourned to the 20th inst. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Barmouth Urban District Council was held on Tuesday, Rev, J. Gwynoro Davies presiding. The other members present were, Messrs. H. Wynne Williams, Capt. Evan Richards, John Richards, D. E. Davies, O. W, Morris, Hugh Evans, Robert Williams, Edward Williams, William Owen, Owen Williams, with Mr. W. George (clerk), and Mr. Owen Jones (assistant clerk). BOATING. The Chairman said that this matter was not brough forward because of the accidents which had recently taken place in certain places. They had in Barmouth most stringent regulations in force, and for the last two or three seasons, had been so well enfored that they had had no accidents in the place. It ought to go forth that there is an inspector, and every boat- owner must have a licence, and the Inspector had full authority to report any violation of the bye-laws as to the number of passengers, etc. He .found that some boatmen thought it the Council's duty to tell them when their licence expired. The licence is for twelve months, aud if the boatmen continued to let ait licence had expired., they possibility of misunderstanding, he thought it ad- visable to send word to every boatman with regard to the licence forthwith. Instructions should also be given to the boating inspector to act up to the letter, and report any violation of regulations, and the Council would take proceedings. He thought the public should have entirej confidence in the boating, otherwise it militated against Barmouth, and damaged the occupation of the boatmen. They had a right to look to the, co-operation of the boatmen in this matter. It was explained that as a rule there was a notice put up on the quay, as to the expiration of licences. Mr. W. Owen proposed that a notice be put up im- mediately. — Captain Evan Richards thought the boats should not be let out without competent men in charge. Every boat had at least one man, but he thought that everv boat should have two men. Mr. D. E. Davies said that he thought the boatmen were quite willing to co-operate with the council. He also mentioned that Barmouth was different to other places in the fact that it had a river, whereas the other places were open to the sea. It was finally passed that a notice should be put up immediately, informing the boatmen of the date of the expiration of their licences, and for them to come to the council for renewal of the same also that the inspector be allowed to use his discretion in letting boats out in rough weather. POSTAL DELIVERY. This matter was brought forward by the Chairman, and was a complaint as to the time the letters were delivered in Barmouth. Last year the delivery of letters was unsatisfactory. This year they had hoped for a change. But not only had they not had a change for the better, it was even worse this year. The trains arrived half an hour later this year, and caused great inconvenience. The trains at present arrived at a quarter to eight, and letters were not delivered until a quarter to nine. In several parts of the town, and in places close to the station, letters svere not delivered till a quarter to ten. He did not j hesitate to say that sometimes it was half-past ten or eleven when delivery was over. He thought they ought to do their best to prevent this. Visitors going from town at half-past nine or ten had to leave the house before receiving their letters. He thought it a shame that a place like Barmouth should be handicapped. The mails arrived in Dolgelley at half-past six every morning. He thought they should do their utmost to get them sent to Barmouth every morning,, by road if not possible by rail. He thought also that they could manage to get the connection from Machynlleth, if they tried. The mails from Euston ran via Machynlleth, every :morning, and it the connection could be extended to Barmouth the train would arrive at about 7, and delivery could be commenced at 7,30 or 8 o'clock. They should lose no time in placing the matter before the Postal Author- ities. He proposed that one or two from the Council should go as a deputation to the M.P.'s of the neig- bourhood. to ask them to use their influence with the postmaster General. The Chairman thought that the Posal Authorities should also engage more hands in Bawnouth during the summer. Capt Evan Richards thought that would be the quickest and most effective way of settling the matter. It was unanimously passed that Mr. H. Evans should go with the members of Parliament. The Chairman said lie would make every effort to go. RATES. The Chairman then made a statement with regard to the rates for the current year. The Council had had a great deal of difficulty in getting sanction for an extension of time for repaying the L20,000 in con- nection with the waterworks, but they had at last been successful. They thus saved £200, and that amounted to Is Id or Is 2d in the L. The rate now, including everything amounted to only 9s in the L. The Urban District Rate was 4s 6d, and the Water Rate 2s., and the other rates brought the total up to 98. The Chairman said this was a matter for con- gratulation and spoke highly of the services rendered to them by Mr. Lloyd George, who had always been ready and delighted to use his influence for Bar- outli. Mr. Evans proposed a notice of motion to make a new rate of 4s. 6d and 2s 6d for the current year. Mr. D. E. Davies seconded. Mr. O. W. Morris thought that the, reduction of Is. would be sufficient without the 3d., and proposed as an amendment that the rate be 4s. 9d., the 3d to go towards improvements. On being put to the vote, five voted for the amendment viz. Messrs O. W. Mnrr;s Evan Richards, John Richards, H. W. Williams and Owen Williams and five voted for the first pro- position, viz. Messrs Gwynoro Davies, D. E. Davies, Ed Williams, Hugh Evans, and William Owen. The votes being equal, the Chairman threw in his casting vote which was in favour of the rate being 4s 6d.
TOWYN. OBITUARY.—We have to record the death at the early age of thirty-six of Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. J. P. Jones, Saddlery, Warehouse, College Green. Mrs. Jones was a native ot Llanegryn where her mortal remains were interred at the Parish Church- yard of that village on Wednesday. The Rev. D. Hughes, Vicar of the parish, officiated. SEASON NOTES.—The following appeared in the London "Daily Mail" of last SaturdayThe salmon fishing up the Dovey has much improved this year, and very good catches are being made.- The Golf Club are providing an attractive pro- gramme for the August meeting.—Cycling appears 0 to be the favourite pastime judging from the num- ber in the town and those touring in the neighbour- hood.—A grand Concert by the Choral Union is announced at an early date, and a project is on foot to engage a band for the season." Towyn already possessses a good band, and is well con- ducted by Mr. G. Jones, and now that the Volun- teers are off to Porthcawl on Saturday, the band will be disengaged. Cannot the District Council and the Executive of the Towyn Jubilee Brass Band make suitable arrangements for the Band to play and parade through the streets of the town, say on 3 or 4 nights a week during the season? Barmouth has its band, so has Aberystwyth, and arrangements are made in those places to engage Bands for the summer months. It would certainly be to the advantage of Towyn to have the local Band playing every evening if possible on one of the best promenades in Wales. OBITUARY.—We have to record the death of Eugeue George Van Hove, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Van Hove, Hair Dresser, &c., Lion House. The interment takes place at the Cemetery on Thursday afternoon at 2-30. The Rev Father Willcock, Barmouth, will officiate. MUSIC.—At the Corris Eisteddfod on Saturday, the veteran singer and composer Mr. John Jones (Cantor), Gwalia, Towyn, gained the first prize for a tune with chorus, suitable for juvenile choirs. A MYSTERY.—A respectable Stonemason, &c, hailing from Aberdovey, but now working at Towyn, when returning from Bortli to Aberdovey on Sunday, found a valuable box about 45 inches by 18 on the sands at Penrhvn. He handed the box over to the Custom-house Officer, when writing it has not transpired what the contents are. ACCIDENT.—At the Cambrian Railway Station on Monday afternoon, a valuable horse belonging to Mr. Corbett, of Ynysymaengwyn, met with an accident—when about to start homewards, the bellyband snapped, the shafts lifted and the horse staggered and kicked, the trap also was smashed. 1171, When brought to town it was found to have broken its fetlock. It bled profusely all the way. Dr. Bone bandaged it up whilst the Veterinary Surgeon, Mr. Richard Jones, Pall Mall was sent for. THE WEATHER.—Rain fell heavily at the be- ginning of the week. A steady fall of rain at the beginning of July, nevertheless, does good to agriculture. Before the rain fell we were told there would be hardly any fruit this year owing to the drought, but fruit in this district has made good progress. So if it is against the good old game of cricket, it is not against the fruit crop. Still many fields of hay are cut, and farmers complain of the wetness of the weather, and of their inability to store the essential fodder. HUNTING.—The hounds belonging to the Farmers of this and other districts, caught three full sized foxes within the last month in the neighbourhood of Cader Idris and Talyllyn-a fine otter was also captured by Buckley's hounds in that vicinity; but a much larger one was missed.
ABERAYRON. Ax EXEHGlSK-To our young readers at Aùer. '■! ayron—Write an essay on 1 won't be happy till 1 I'll get it "a jeremiad by the town clock.—Text- book—The proceedings of the Urban District Council. = TRINITY CHURCH.—The chancel of this church is now being proceeded with, and will, it is ex- pected, soon be completed. THE CURIOUS GREY]IO-U-, DS. --The sequel to the above case is that the liiiei and greyhound have been found at Talley in Carmarthenshire, and the bipeds convicted. A LIVELY SCENE.—On Saturday night last Mr. Rees Jones, carrier, had an unpleasant experience in the streets of Aberayron. One of the horses- accidently lost its bridle, and bolted away through the streets, and had to turn several sharp corners. Had it not been for the plucky and skilful driver, the whole might have been a complete wreck, but fortunately he and his horses and van escaped none the worse for their experience. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present—Mr. J. T. Evans (vice-chairman) pre- siding, Rev. J. Davies, Messrs, D. Griffiths, J. H, Jones, J. Rees, R. C. Jones (clerk), J. Watkins (surveyor), Dr. Edward Williams, medical officer of llealtn. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. BEACH ROAD. The Clerk reported that he had accidently met Mr. Roberts (Messrs. Roberts and Evans), the agents to the Monaclity Estate, and spoke to him regarding the taking of sand and stones from the beach by fanners and others, during the month of July and August, and that he promised to write to Mr. Thomas Davies, their agent in Aberayron, ta i try and minimize the evil as much as possible. But he would not give his word that they would put an entire stop to it. CAE FACTORY PUMP. The Rev. John Davies said that the Works Com- I mittee had met, and that the Cae Factory Pump was now in working order, and that a bill of Eq, « I according to contract, was presented from Messrs. 11 Howell and Son. The Council would pay when satisfied that the pump is in working order. ii NUISANCES. I Mr. J. H. Jones called the Council's attention to [ some anonymous letter he had received from some respectable ratepayers respecting nuisances on the Commin's Road. A dung heap is kept right over the road. and is so wet tnat the urinal floods the road. He (Mr. Jones) said that this work was for the Inspector of Nuisances to look after and not for members of the Council, and he proposed that the Inspector should inspect at once, and if this nuisance is not stopped at once, the tenant must move his dung heap. The motion was carried. t TOWN CLOCK. r The Rev. J. Davies reported that acting under the instructions of the Works Committee he called on the painters and decorators in the town asking them to send in tenders respecting the renewing the face of the town clock, and that they all promised they would. But when the time arrived, none came, and that he afterwards called with Mr. Davies, Compton, asking if he would take the job at the price lie had previously mentioned, viz., 15s., but that Mr. Davies did not give a definite reply, but promised to write the Council giving them an estimate, but nothing as yet has come to hand. Mr. J. H. Jones: These people are in their own light it is these people who talk about keeping down the rates, &c., and now, when opportunity otters, refuse j, to send in tenders. It only shows that we haven't B enough mechanics in the town to renovate a little | of the face of the town clock, and he (Mr. Jones) j proposed that the matter be again referred to the I Works Committee, and that it must be done at I any cost. This was agreed to. NEW WATER SCHEME. The Chairman of the Works Committee (Rev. J Davies) said that Mr. Morgan W. Davies, Engineer. Swansea, had made a visit and inspected the water in Cae Factory, and spoke very favourably of it, and that his full report on the matter would arrive at a later date. THE GUIDE. Mr. John Hugh Jones asked the Clerk if he had R posted the Guide to Aberayron," to the different M hotels in England and Wales according to the jj instructions he had received at a previous meeting B of the Council. Mr. B. C. Jones: No, not yet, but I am about to do so. Mr. J. H. Jones called attention to the first few pages in it. ,7^ J. M. Griffiths. Wliat guide was this to Aberayron! of Lampeter, and lie (Mr Jones)TwoulcPpropose, it the Council were here in full, that they write the Lampeter Town Council asking them to contribute | towards this advertisement (laughter), as he (the speaker) did not see what in the least it had to do with Aberayron. t A Member: Nothing in the least. You are right J Mr. Jones. HEALTH OF THE TOWN. J Dr. Edward Williams, the medical officer of I health, reported the sanitary condition of the J town during the current half-year, reckoned from the beginning of January. '1 here was not a single case of infectious disease, which showed that the arrangements could not be better. MrJ. H. Jones Do you think that since the Council has been in existence, the town's con- dition and arrangements have been improved. Dr, Williams Yes I do, they could not be better than what they are now. NEW URINAL. Mr. J. H. Jones asked the Medical Officer of Health if he thought that by fixing a new urinal on the bridge and draining it into the river, would it contaminate the water from the bridge to the Dr. Williams: I don't believe the walls from the bridge to the sea is used by any body for cooking purposes, therefore I don't believe it would. SLAUGHTERHOUSE. Mr. David Griffiths asked if the Council intended taking Pier Cottage, for converting into a slaughter- house, He Mr. Griffiths thought the Council had dropped the matter, until the water arrangements had been completed, but Mr. Evan Thomas, tenant, had told him that he was under notice to quit from the estate authorities, who had told him that the Council want the house at once for a slaughter- The Clerk: That was an agreement of 6 months ago, the Monachty estate authorities refused to turn him out then, therefore we don't adhere to it now. „ Mr. J. H. Jones: It's out of the question for tis to turn our own ratepayers out, and I don't see any urgent call for a slaughter house. The matter then dropped.
TREGARON. OUR GUESSING COMPETITION.—Which place will be the first to secure a good water supply-Tre- garon or Abeiayron ? The race is as interesting as the Derbv. Watch the issue. WATER COMMITTEE.—This Committee, being a joint representation of the Rural District Council and the Tregaron Parish Council, held a meeting on Tuesday, July 11; the representatives of the Tregaxon Parish Council being Mr. Joseph Ed- wards Mason; Mr. WT. R. Jenkins, Sunny Hill Hotel; and Mr. H. W. Jones, Station Road; and the Rural District Council being represented by Mr. David Davies, Dewi Brcfi, chairman of the Committee, and Mr. D. J. Williams, Abercoed, being Vice-chairman, the other member being Mr. Richard James, Camer Fawr. It was resolved that Llyn Berwyn and Pencefen Springs be submitted as the only two available sources for a proper supply of water; and that they recommend that an expert be employed to visit the two named sources and report on the same to the Rural District Committee. COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr. Brighouse, M.A., of the U.C.W., held an examination at the County School. on Tuesday morning and afternoon, when a good number of promising candidates sat.
JIf7P' BALA. VAiiz.-The annual July fair, better known as "Iair Cyflogi," was held on Monday last. There was a large number of farmers in town. The chief business transacted is the hiring of men for the hay harvest. The market on the Green commanded good prices on the whole. PLEASURE TRIP.—The Independent Chapel have at last decided on a trip to Barmouth on the 10th August next. LLANFOR SCHOOL BOARD.—At an adjourned meeting of the board held on Monday last, Mr. W. T. Rowlands, presiding. The vacant master- ship at Celyn School was tilled by the appointment of Mr. Richard Hughes, Mynaclilogddu, Clyn- derwen, Pembrokeshire. PENTECOSTAL LEAGUE.—On Sunday evening last, an openair service was held, when Mrs. Thomas, the hon. secretary, of the branch here and other friends took part. There was a large audience. FISHING- COMPETITION.—On Thursday last a fishing competition took place, Bala Lake being the scene of action. At the time of commencement (3 p.m.) a considerable number of anglers entered the contest; some having a partiality for pike and others contenting themselves with perch. The competition was closed at 7 p.m., when the fishers, laden with the fruit of labours, each in his turn had his fish weighed. The first prize was awarded to Mr. R. H.Roberts,Post Office,for the heaviest catch, his exhibit—a pike-turning the scale at 3-J lbs. The secondandthird prizes were divided between Messrs Fothergill and W. Evans, hair-dresser, the weights of fish to their credit (perch) being i lb. each. A fourth prize was awarded to Mr. Edward Thomas Jones. Dr. Williams, Messrs. W. Buckley, J. C. Evans, and Moses Roberts had charge of the competition. The spectators on the shores of the Lake evinced great interest in the proceedings. I MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM DROWNING. — Between 7 and 7.30 p.m. on Thursday last, as the spectators were viewing the result of the fishing competition, they noticed a small skiff some distance from the landing stage. Its occupants beina: Messrs F. Simpson, Bala, and W alter Salter, Eryl Aran, Bala. The water was somewhat choppy at the time, and from the way the oars were manipulated it was obvious that both men were novices. A good deal of splashing was indulged in so much so, that water made an insidious incursion into the boat. Finding Water coming in, the young men changed their position to the stern of the boat, with the un- fortunate result that bad was made to worse. All at once the vessel swamped. It might be explained that the water came over the boat; and there was no leakage, and the occupants wTere immersed. Salter could swim, but his friend sadly lacked a knowledge of the natatorial art. Although possess- ing the means of his own deliverance, Salter heroibally assisted his less fortunate friend to keep above water, pending their rescue, but was obliged after a time, from sheer exhaustion to let go. As soon as the cry was raised that they were in the water several boats, put off, the boat in charge of Mr. Ball managing to pick up Salter who was float- ing on the surface. At the same time Capt. Buckley divesting himself of a portion of his garments, jumped into the water and waded until out of his depth and then swam the remainder, and with undoubted courage and risk of life succeeded in securing Simpson. Throwing him across his shoulder and clinging with his disengaged hand to the prow of a boat they Lwere brought to the landing stage, where Dr. Williams was provident- ially present to render medical aid. Artificial respiration was at once resorted to, our popular doctor working hard alone for some time, the crowd meanwhile excitedly watching developments. He was afterwards assisted by Inspector Morgan. After some time the efforts made at resuscitation proved successful. Enwrapped in blankets and placed on the stretcher the patient was borne by members of the Ambulance Association to his lodgings, the crowds of spectators along the route bearing evidence to the young man's popularity. We understand that the patient is now making progress towards recovery. Walter Salter seemed none the worse for his immersion, We must re- iterate that the deed wrought by Captain Buckley was most heroic and deserving of special com- mendation. It would be well if the facts of the case were brought to the notice of the Humane Society, with a view of securing the proper recognition. We should add that Alr. Ball ably assisted Captain Buckley. THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE. The annual distribution of prizes was made at Tegid Chapel on Thursday last. Mr. J. R. Davies, Bangor, presided. As the Rev. John Owen, Mold, could not see his way to undertake the duties of sec- retary to succeed the late Rev. R. H. Morgan, M.A.,it was resolved to appoint Rev. J. O. Thomas, M,A., to the office. Much satisfaction was felt with the continued success of the College and the Principal's convalescence. The addresses to the students was this year given by Dr. lioVwwto, N UHie Principal presented his report from which it appeared that the number of students m tKe the year was 21; and the number at the preparatory school was 45. The report was con- sidered to be very satisfactory. Following the distribution of prizes the College Committee, students, and a number of friends were entertained to a splendid luncheon at the \estiy Room by Mr. J. R. Davies. The same evening, Dr. Roberts delivered an excellent sermon at the chapel. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT. The number of students in the college during the session is 21 of whom 9 entered at the begin- ning of the session. The number of students at the School is 45. The following awards were made on the result of the Entrance Examina- The Charles Scholarship of £ 15 to Mr. J. T. Jones, B.A., Glynceiriog. „ 2 The Morgan Williams Prize of £ 5 to Mr. Thos, The'^Entrance Pierce Scholarship of &50 was awarded to Mr. Richard Williams, B.A., but con- seaueHt upon medical advice Mr. Williams relin- auished his work in the College early in the Session The Senate decided jto divide the Scholarship, and upon the result of the first two ter- minal .Examinations awarded £25 to Mr. J. T. Jones, B A., who elected to hold it, and therefore to resign the Charles Scholarship above mentioned. The remaining portions will be offered for com- petition next September with, and upon the same conditions as the entrance Pierce Scholarship tor next Session.. The Morgan Scholarship of £ 10 awarded in July last lapsed in consequence of the death oi Mr T. M. Thickens who had been elected to it. This was also divided, and two parts of P.,5 each were awarded to Messrs. Robert Griffiths, and R. R. Jones.. The following Bala Scholars were elected rnbep- iember last:— in i. T t Messrs. J. Lloyd Jones Robert Roberts, T. J, Jones. W. Griffiths, and J. Pntchard, who hold their Scholarships at Bangor; Messrs. H. C. Lewis and D.J. Evans, who are at Aberystwyth. The following new Scholarships have been STA Scholarship of £ 20 per annum given by the late Mrs Evan Thomas, of Birmingham in memory of her father, the late Rev. Daniel Roberts, Lodge, A Scholarship of £ 12 per annum given by Irs. Griffith Roberts, in memory of her late hus- band, the Rev. Griffith Roberts. Carneddi. iii The Rev. D. C Edwards, M.A., has signified his intention of giving an annual Sholarship of ^It should be added that Mrs. R. H. Morgan has arranged to continue the Morgan Scholarship Sythe late Rev. R. H. Morgan, M.A., in memory of his father, the late Rev. Edward M The mSt^ordial gratitude is due to these kind John^Evaiis^h^^Se^ior Pierce Scholar has held the Scholarship according to the terms of its tenure in the University of Berlin where he has Slowed a course of study approved by the Senate of ttwj # o-rir have occured Some events that require remark Ha\e occurea dt°gtbeee»ririre tat torn,, I had attack of illness which imapooitoted me for wo during the remainder of the Session. -.HnT1 as though*, I felt it my duty to resign my position as Principal; but the committee while releasing me from Professorial work, desired me to retain the principalship until they should be in a position to appoint a successor. The present state of my hetilth, however, is such as to lead me to hope that such a gtep may not be necessary for some time. The course of the lectures on Dogmatics was con- tinned by Mr. E. O. Davies, while the course in is of the New Testament was, at the time I w»? £ kcn ill, in such a state of preparation that it ZZ continued without a break to the end of the ^During the first term the death of Mr. T. M. Urickens cast a gloom over the College. By the i Mr Thickens, not. only did the College lose a good student, but the Connexion also lost one of the brightest and most hopeful of its yTinn?theeSession the College has lost some of its firmest friends,-the late Revs R. H. Morgan, MA, and Owen Jones, J3.A., and the late Mr. Robert Rowland, J.P., Penmorfa. Of Mr Morgan s i ndid work as Secretary of the Gollege-his unt £ in- labour, especially in the collection of the Colle^TFund, and his strenuous advocacy of the College and its interests there is no need to speak. Mr. Jones' sympathy with, and la^s Committee and elsewhere on behalf of the College are also too well known to require more than this reference. The same may also be said of Mr. Robert Rowland whose sympathy has been ex- pressed in a tangible form by a legacy of £ 500 to iouiwl Scholarships in connection with the College. 1i. The death of Mr. Owen Lloyd Jones of Gwredog, Anglesey, has also deprived the College of the services of a valuable and faithful member of the Committee. The appointment of Mr. Stevenson to the Pro- fessorship of Hebrew has already produced good results. He has succeeded inspiring the students with a real desire to become acquainted with the Hebrew language and I trust that his coming to Bala will mark the beginning of a new period in the study of the Old Testament Scriptures in the in the Connexion. He has fully won the confidence of both his colleagues and the stndents. The efficiency of the College will, I believe be greatly increased by the appointment of the Revs. E. O. Davies, B.Sc., and J. Puleston Jones, M.A., to the staff. Mr. Davies has been with us for two sessions, and we cordially welcome Mr. Puleston Jones among us. I trust that with this reinforce- ment there will be a renewed vigoul in the intel- lectual and spiritual life of the College. The conduct of the students has been very good. Their industry and attendance are also to be com- mended. I am glad to be able to state that Mr. G. H. Havard, B.A., has past the first B.D. examination of the University of Wales. The gifts to the Library and the Reading Room will be acknowledged in the Calendar. Mention should be made of Alrs. W. R. Jones, who has made a gift of books to the Library in memory of her husband, the late Rev. W. R. Jones (Goleufryn), Carnarvon of Mr. D. W. Davies, Carnarvon, who has presented 20 volumes to the Library, and has from time to time sent gifts of note books to the students, and of the late Mr. Thomas Roberts, of Denbigh, who has presented the College with a portrait of the late Rev. John Davies of Nantglyn. I have much pleasure In adding that it is my in- tention to present to the Library a copy of William Salesbury's Welsh Translation of the New Testa- ment, of his "Kynniver Llith a Bann'" and of Bishop Morgan's Welsh Bible. I have to add that a change has been made in regard to the Services held in the College on Sun- day nights. At the beginning of the winter term a morning Service was commenced; the new arrangement works satisfactorily. (Signed) THOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS, PRINCIPAL. RESULT OF THE EXAMINATION 1 New Testament Exegesis-Hebrews (1 & 2 year)-1 G. H. Havard, B.A, 2 O. Evans, E. Parry. 4 T. J. James, E. G. Jones. 6 E. J. Will- iams. 7 T. Williams. 8 E. L. Hughes. 9 W. Jones. 10 H. R. Williams. 11 H. A. Jones. 12 W. W. Roberts. 13 H. Evans. 14 J. M. Hum- phreys. 2 New Test. Exegesis-Gospel of John (2 & 3 years)-l G. H, Havard, B.A. 2 H. H, Hughes, B.A. 3 W. H. Lewis, 4 O. Evans. 5 H. Griffith. 6 H. R. Jones. 7 E. G. Jones. 8 E. Parry. 9 J. G. Owen. 10 H. R. Williams. 11 E. L. Hughes. 3 New Test. Exegesis-Luke & Pastoral Epistles (1st year)-l J, T. Jones, B.A. 2 E. J. Williams. 3 T. Williams. 4 H. A. Junes. 5 W. Jones. 6 T. J. James. 7 J. H, Evans. 8 W. W. Roberts. 9 J. H. Humphreys. 4 Dogmatics—The Atonement (2 & 3 ears)) 1 H. H. Hughes. 2 W. H. Lewis. 3 R. Griffith. 4 R. R. Jones. 3 E. Parry. 6 O. Evans. 7 E, G. James. 8 J. G. Owen. 9 E. L. Hughes. 10 H. R, Williams. 5 Dogmatics—The Incarnation (2 & 3 years)— 1 H. H. Hughes. 2 W. H, Lewis. 3 G. H. Hav- ard., R. Griffith. 5 R. R. Jones, O. Evans. 7 E. O. Jones. 8 E. L. Hughes. 9 J. G. Owen, 10 H. R. Williams. 6 Introduction to Theology (lst year)—1 T. Williams. 2 E. J. Williams, 3 W. Jones. 4 T. J. James. 5 H. A. Jones. 6 J. H. Evans. 7 W. W. Roberts. 8 J. M. Humphreys. 7. New Test. Exegesis—Pauline Epistles (2nd B.D.)-l H. H. Hughes. 8. New Test. Exegesis (1st B.D.)—1 G. H. Havard. 9. New Test. Exegesis-2 Cor. (1st B.D.)—1 J. T. Jones, B.A. 10. Greek Test.—Acts i-xii. (1st B.D.)—1 J. T. Jones, B.A., G. H. Havard, B.A. 11. Grammar of the New Test. and Textual Criticism (1st year,)-l J. T, Jones, 2 H. A. Jones, 3 E. J. Williams, 4 W. Jones, 5 T. Williams, 6 T. J. James, 7 J. H. Evans, 8 W. W. Roberts, 9 J. M. Humphreys. 12. Church History (2 and 3 years)-l H. H. Hughes, 2 W. H. Lewis, 3 E. O. Evans, 4 R. R. Jones, 5 E. G. Jones, 6 R. Griffith, 7 E. Parry, 8 J. G. Owen, 9 H. R. Williams, 10 E. L. Hughes. 13. Church History—Reformation (1st B.D.)— 1 G. H. Havard. 14. Tertullian Apologetics (1st and 2nd B.D.)— I G. H. Havard, H. H. Hughes. 15. Athanasius (2nd B.D.)—1 H. H. Hughes. 16. The Tome of Leo and Formula of Chalcedon (2nd Tl-ix>—1 I-I. H. Hugheo. 17. Harnack's History of Dogma (3rd year)-l W. H. Lewis, 2 H. H. Hughes, 3 G ° a R. K. jones, 5 it. wnmiii, vFu. «•. Owen. 18. Comparative Religion (2nd year)—1 O. Evans, 2 H. R. Williams, 3 E. U. Jones, 4 E. L. Hughes, 5 E. Parry. 19. Ethics (2nd year)-l O. Evans, 2 E.G.Jones, 3 E. Parry, 4 E. L. Hughes, 5 H. R. Williams. 20. Ethics—1st year—1. E. J. Williams, 2. H. A. Jones, 3, T. Williams, 4, T. J. James, 5, W. Jones, 6. J. H. Evans, 7 W. W. Roberts, 8, J. M. Humphreys. 21. Theism—1st year-1, J. T. Jones 2, E. J. Williams, 3, T. J. James, 4, T. Williams, 5, H. A. Jones, 6, W, Jones, 7, J. H. Evans, 8, W. W. Roberts. 9. J. M. Humphreys. 22. Theism (1st B.D.)—1 J. T. Jones. 23 Hebrew (3rd year)-l H. H. Hughes, 2, W. ( H. Lewis, 3, R. Griffiths, 4, R. R. Jones. 24. Hebrew (2nd year and 1st B.D.)—1 J. T. Jones, 2, H. R. Williams, 3, G. H. Havard, 4, E. G. Jones, 5, O. Evans, 6, E. L. Hughes, 7, E. Parry. 25 Hebrew (1st year)—1 H. A. Jones, 2, T. Williams, 3. J. H. Evans, 4, W. Jones, 5. E. J. Williams, 6, T. J. Jones, 7, W. W. Roberts, 8, J. M. Humphreys. 26. Old Test, Introduction (1, 2, 3 year) I H. H Hughes, 2, W. H. Lewis, 3, G. H. Havard, 4, R. Griffith, 5, O. Evans, 6, R. R. Jones, 7, H. R. Williams, 8, E. G. Jones, 9, E. Parry, 10, E. L. Hughes, 11, J. G. Owen. 27 Contents and History of the Old Test. (1st year)-l J. T. Jones, 2, E. J. Williams, 3, H. A. Jones, 4, J. H. Evans, 5, T- Williams, 6 W. W. Roberts, 7. W. Jones, 4. J. H, Evans, 5, T. Wil- liams, 6, W. W. Roberts, 7, W. Jones, 8, T. J. James, 9, J. M, Humphreys. TOTAL RESULTS. Third year—1 H. H. Hughes, B.A., Anglesea, 2, W. H. Lewis, Liverpool, 3, R. Griffiths, Minffordd, 4, R. R. Jones, Waenfawr, 5, J. G. Owen, Carnar- von. (W. J. Roberts, Glasgoed, attended classes in special subjects, and did very satisfactory work.) Second Year—1, G. H. Havard, B.A., Treherbert, 2, O. Evans, Bala. 3, E. G. Jons, Glynceiriog. 4, E. Pafry, Prestatyn. 5, H. R. Williams, Bl. Ffes- tiniog. 6. E. L. Hughes, Llanidloes. First Rear—1 J. T. Jones, B.A., Glynceiriog. 2 E. J. Williams, Rhydyclafdy. 3 H. A. Jones. Penygroes. 4 T. Williams, Llanaelhaiarn. 5 W, Jones, Bodfari. 6 T. J. James, Nantglyn. 7 J. H. Evans, do. 8 W. W. Roberts, Arvon. 9 J. M. Humphreys, Deildre. MERIT GRANTS. Third Year— £ 10 each tit W. H. Lewis, R. Griffith,* R. R. Jones,* (*an exception to rule 3 made in one subject for special reasons, p. 24 Calendar 1888-9). Second Year— £ 10 each to Owen Evans, E. G. Jones, E. Parry* (*on account of special progress). First Year— £ 10 each to E. J. Williams, H. A. Jones, T. Williams, W. Jones, T. J. James, J. H. ( Evans. P,5 to W. W. Roberts. SCHOLARSHIPS and PRIZES. Third Year-H. H. Hughes, B.A., Pierce Schol- arship, £50. Second Year-G. H. Havard, B.A., Pierce Scholarship, P-50. 2 Owen Evans, Roberts Scholarship, £10. E. G. Jones, Morgan Schol- arship, £ 10. First Year.—J. T. Jones, B.A., Pierce Scholar- ship, £ 50. 2 E. J. Williams, Daniel Roberts Scholarship, £20. 3 H. A. Jones, College Schol- arship, £10. 4 T. Williams, College Prize £ 5. Closed Scholarships.—Herbert Lewis Scholar- ships—1 E. Parry Zio (lapsed since last year). 2 William Jones, £10. Special prize: Essay, Atonement." 1 H. H. Hughes, B.A., iE2. 2 W. H. Lewis, £1. THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL. Examiners: Revs. J. Rogers, B.A., Bwlan, W. M. Griffith, M.A., Dyffryn. THIRD YEAR. The following students, having entered for the Welsh Matriculation Examination, did not sit the i MiilRiimmpr Examination; they stood in the follow- ing order at the Christmas Examination :-Class I: L S. G. Evans, 2 R. James Jones, 3 J. Elias Hughes. Class II: 4 Edward J. Jones, 5 Albert E. Davies, 6 J. Ellis Jones, 7 E. L. Roberts, 8 R. Prys Owen. Class 2 1 W. J. Williams, 2 E. Sydney Morris, 3 J. C. Rowlands.a Class III: 4 R. J. Jones, 5 D. C. Parry, 6 Robert Lewis, 7 Hugh Jones, 8 Robert Davies. aMr J. C. Rowlands obtained a Second Class on the work of two terms he was unable, owing to ill- health, to sit for the Christmas Examination. SECOND YEAR. Class 1: 1 J. AV. Roberts, 2 John Williams, 3 W. Eilian Davies. Class II • 4 W R- Jones, H. M. Roberts, 6 J. K. Jones, 7 D. E. Jones, 8 T. M. Charles, 9 R. T. Owen, 10 R. Foulkes Tarry. Class III: 11 W. G. Williams,* 12 H. W. Pugh, 13 L. W. Morris, 14 David Watkin,* 15 Ellis E. Owen. *Mr. W. G. Williams was unable, owing to ill- health, to sit for the Midsummer Examination and *Mr. D. Watkin failed to present himself at the Class II.—4 D. Thomas, 5 W. Lewis Jones, 6 R. J. Jones, 7 Mr. R. Moses, 8 1. Jones, 9 D. E. Roberts, 10 Theophilus Lewis, 11 J. Smith a. Class 1II-12 W. Ll. Lloyd, a 13 O. J. Robinson. Those marked "a" entered the School in January, and obtained the above positions on the work of two terms. The following are recommended to be exempted from paying half the fees for next Session :-J. W. Roberts, 2 John Williams, 3 W. Elian Davies, 4 W. R. Jones. 5 H. M. Roberts, 6 J. R. Jones, 7 D. E. Jones, 5 T. M. Charles, 9 R. T. Owen, 10 R. F. Parry. The following are recommended to be exempted from paying half the fee :-10. G. Griffith. 2 W. F. Phillips, 3 D. O. Ellis, 4 David Thomas, 5 W. Lewis Jones, 6 Rowland J. Jones, 7 Moses R. Moses. PRIZES. THIRD YEAR. 1 S. G. Evans, L2 10s. 2 R. James Jones, Z2; 3 Elias Hughes, zE2 4 E. J. Jones, iEl 10 5 Albert E. Davies, £158; 6 J. Ellis Jones, Zl 5s. SECOND YEAR. 1 J. W. Roberts, £ 2; 2 John Williams, £ 1 15s 3 W. R. Jones, £ 1 10s 4 II. M. Roberts, £ 1 5s 5 J. R. -P Jones, Zl; 6 D. E. Jones, £ 1; 7 T. M. Charles, ZI 8 R. T. Owen, m. FIRST YEAR. 1 O. G. Griffith iE2 2 W. F. Phillips, Pl !Os 3 D. O. Ellis, zPl 10s; and £1 each for D. Thomas, W. Lewis Jones, Rowland J Jones, and Moses R. Moses.
LAMPETER. Who will take his hat rouii(I I Proceeds to go to-see report of Aberayron District Council. FFAIR BEDER.—This fair was held on Monday in splendid weather and was fairly attended. Cattle changed hands at good prices. YISITORs.-The Revs. D. T. Jones (The Uplands) and D. A. Lloyd are here spending their annual holidays. We trust the visitors will derive much benefit by their visit. LEGAL SUCCESS.—Mr. David B. Evans, formerly of this town, has passed the Intermediate Law Exam- ination of the Incorporated Law Society held in June last. Mr. Evans is serving his articles to Mr. J, R. Gaulter, Solicitor, Fleetwood, and Messrs. Nicholson, Graham, and Graham, Solicitors, London. OBITUARY.—Mr. Thomas Owen, 5, College-street. Lampeter, died on Wednesday morning at the age of 78 years. The funeral took place on Saturday last when a large number of friends assembled to pay the last tribute to the deceased, and the remains were interred at Llanfairclydogau Churchyard, when the Rev, W. J. Evans, senior curate, Lampeter, officiated. HIGH SHERIFF.—Alderman James Jones, the high sheriff of Cardiganshire, attended divine service at Zoar Congregational Chapel on Sunday evenihg last. At the close of the service, at the request of the Rev. Evan Evans, the pastor, Mr, Jones delivered a short address and said that if the congregation would collect L400 by the end of the year towards paying off the debt on the chapel he would give £100 towards it. XODDFA BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The services in connec- tion with the opening of the Baptist chapel in this town took place on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, when the Revs Charles Davies, Cardiff, W. S. Jones, Carmarthen; Idwal Jones, Llanelly; and Aaron Morgan, Blaenffos, preached admirable sermons to large and crowded congregations. The caase was commenced in 1897 under the Baptist Forward Move- ment. The chapel was erected by Mr. John Jones, builder, Brewer's-road, Lampeter, at a total cost of P.VftO. the architects being Messrs. George Morgan & note that £ 600 have already neen conecieu- were received at the meetings. LATE PRINCIPAL GEN-T.-Thernemorial of the late Principal Gent, of Lampeter, is to take the form of a portrait to be hung in the dining-room of St. Mark's College, Chelsea, of which he was prin- cipal prior to going to Lampeter. ST, DAVID'S COLLEGE SCHOOL.—Mr. John Evans, a native of Caio, has just been awarded a first class in modarations (mathematical honours) at Oxford. Mr. Evans was for some years a pupil of St. David t College School, where he made very good progress in his favourite subject. While at St. David f College School Mr.JEvans won an exhibition, gainec the lower and the higher certificutes of the Oxforc and Cambridge Board. and obtained a first class ii the matriculation examination of the Londoi University. From St. David's College School he proceeded to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he was awarded a scholarship for mathematics. Subsequently he won an open scholarship in the same subject at Jesus College, Oxford. Though many undergraduates of Jesus were candidates at the Mods, Examination, Mr. Evans was the only one who obtained the coveted first claSS' TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday, the 5th inst, with Aldermnn D. Tivy Jones (Mayor) in the chair. OLD AGE PENSIONS. A form of memorial from the Corporation of West Ham in favour of old age pensions was read, and Mr. John Joshua Davies gave notice of motion upon the matter at the next meeting. ~— MILL ROAD. Mr. J. Joshua Davies called attention to the con- dition of Mill Street, and asked if that street had now been taken over by the Council. On being informed that it had not, he gave notice to move a resolution respecting it at the next meeting. WATERWORKS. The Town Clerk read a letter from Mr. Davies, the Engineer, in which he stated that provided the pro- posed reservoir was erected at the head of the pipe line, the drawing of water for supplying the houses there weuld not appreciably interfere with the flow into the reservoir, but there might be a serious interference if only a small tank was erected as it would not contain a sufficient volume of water, especially in summer to compensate for the draw upon the supply. It was stated that the matter had been dealt with by the Committee of the whole Council. The Town Clerk said in accordance with the directions of the Council he had asked Mr. Davies to prepare a plan showing the main pipe line, which was to to be annexed to the deed. He (the Clerk) had not yet received it. As soon as it arrived the conveyance would be signed. STREETS AND FOOTPATHS. Councillor Evan Davies did not proceed with his motion as to the streets and footpaths. URINAL. After a heated discussion between Alderman- Rees Jones and Councillors Evan Davies, S. V.. Davies, and Joseph Davies, upon the removal of the urinal it was decided that the ornament should remain. SCHOOL BOARD. The first meeting of the newly elected School Board was held at the Clerks Office on the 6th inst. Present: Rev. Evan Evans, Rev. R. C. Jones, Mr. J. E. Lloyd (solicitor), Mr. John Jones (manciple), and Mr. Thomas Llovd (clerk). The Clerk having read the returning officer's certificate of the result of the triennal election of members the Rev Daniel Jones and the Rev Evan Jones were unanimously re-elected chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the Board for the ensuing three years. The Clerk's re- muneration for extra work done as clerk to the attendance committee up to 30th ultimo was agreed to at £ 8 10s Od. The Board's vote was recorded for the following candidates to the Governors of the, University College of Wales Messrs T. Darlington; and Peter Jones, Right Honourable the Earl of Lisburne aNd Mr. D. C. Roberts. The Clerk having -submitted an estimate of the amount required from the rating authorites for the Board's expenses up to 31st December next, orders were made on the overseers as follows:—Borough of Lam- peter, L133 5s. 6d. Parish of Lampeter Rural, Z44 14s. 6d. total, P,178.-It was resolved that all the schools be examined in spiritual knowledge in the first week in September next.—It was decided tc the staff of under teachers for Peterwel Schools at the next meeting.—1The summer holidays of the schools were fixed to commence on the 28th inst., and to be for five weeks.—Certain improve- ments were ordered to be carried out at the Peterwell Schools, under the supervision of Messrs. J. E. Lloyd and J. Jones, who were also directed to inspect St. Peter's School premises, and to report to the next meeting as to any improvements, &c., required to be done during the holidays.—It was uesolved that the Finance Committee should include the whole Board, and that the meetings (when required) should be held half an hour before the meetings of the Board.-The Rev. D. Jones (chairman) and Mr. J. Jones were placed on the rota as Attendance Committee for the months of July, August, and Septeinber.Requisi- tions for books, &c., for all the schools and the clerk for the ensuing six months were considered and passed.—Mr. John Jones gave notice that at the next meeting lie will move that book keeping be taught as a specific subject to the upper classes at St. Peter s Boys' School.
SWYDDFFYNON. CBTESB MAKING. —Pontargamddwr is a large farm on the roadside, leading from Swyddffynon to Tregaron, occupied by Mr. John Williams, who, with his advanced knowledge of farming and stock-breed- ing is one of the most successful farmers in the dis- trict, Three years ago, the Professor in the Agri- cultural Department of the University College of Wales,, Aberystwyth, brought the Travelling Dairy School to Swyddffynon, and seeing so many of the farmers' wives and daughters, taking up so well the method of butter making. He (Mr. Parry) then made a nrnmise that, as soon as he possibly -could, lessons ind practical help would be given them in cheese making, and according to instructions received from the college on Monday, the necessary utensils, and Miss Darrel have arrived at Pontargamddwr, and Mr. Jones, of Tv'nclawdd has summoned eight of the of the smartest young ladies in the district to attend on Wednesday for the lessons, and, undoubtedly, they will derive benefit, that will prove advantageous to them as farmers' wives.
PENCADER. SUCCESS.—Among the successful cadidates at the Entrance Examination to Bala College is Mr. John Davies, Nantygragen, a young man who until about a year ago served on a farm. Mr. Davies was first on the list, being followed by candidrtes who had passed the matriculation examination. He was self-taught, but was coached at the Grammar School, Pencader. We wish Mr. Davies every success in his new career.