LAMPETER. REVISION COLIIZT. -Mr.:H. Lushington Stephen lick a revision court at the Town Hall on Wednesday, the i3th inst., when the parliamentary and lllunicipa: lists of voters were revised. There was nothing oi special interest that took place and the court rose early. In the afternoon the revising barrister held a court at Llanfairclydogau. Mr. E. H. Davies, Aber- ystwyth, appeared for the Conservatives, and Mr. Thomas Harries, Llechryd, for the Liberals. TKMPKUANCE. The fortnighly meeting of the branch of the Church of Englanii Temperance Society was held at the Lower Schoolroom on Monday evening last under the presidency of the Rev. Daniel Jones, vicar. Addresses were delivered by the President, Rev. W. J. Evans, senior curate, and Mr. J. Worthing- ton, Bridge-street. Solos were al.;o given by Miss Herbert, High-street, and Mr. E. P. Edwards, Eurfaen Hall. The next meeting will be held on the 2nd. prox. CYCLING.—To finish up the Cycling Season of 1899 the Lampeter Cycling Club have decided to hold their Second Annual Cycling Carnival on Wednesday next (Agricultural Show Day), when prizes will be offered for the best fancy costumes (ladies and gentlemen), for the best illuminated machines, and also for the best decorated machines. The Mayor, Messrs. J. lv Lloyd, Brvn, and S. D. Jones, I'eterwell, have been appointed to act as judges. The meet is to take place at the Market Place. at 7 p.m., and the Committee invite all cyclists of the town to take part in the procession. The club are very prowd of the bugle presented them by the committee of the Aberayron Track Syndicate for the club's record attendance of 126 cyclists at their sports held on July 19th last. Let us hope that our worthy bugler, Mr. T. E. Davies, Bridge-street, i have "many a blow at it next season. A RECORD IttDE.-I)tii-in- the summer months attempts have been made by the cyclists of this town to establish records of covering the ground from Lampeter to Llanybyther, via Cwmann and Ileii- carreg, and home, via Llanwllen and Pwllgrafel, a distance of 111 miles. In July last Mr. E. P. Edwards, Eurfaen Hall, a very promising young rider, rode the distance in 40 minutes, whilst Mr. Tommie Bridgewater, a member of the Lampeter Cycling Club, in the early part of August last reduced the beforementioned record to 35 minutes. We are pleased to state that on Monday evening of last week our popular rider, Mr. D. J. Jones, manager of the Idris Cycle Works, Lampeter, succeeded in establish- a new record for the aforesaid distance by covering same in the remarkable time of 26 min. 30 2-5 sec., a record which, we believe, will hold good for some time to come. Dai John," as he is called, rode a 25 lbs. road racer of his own make, known as the Idris. The watch was in charge of Mr Dittws DaN-ies, Bridge-st reet. DEMISE.—Much regret was felt at the death of Mrs. Jane Jones the wife of Mr. D. W. Jones, of Uplands, in this town which took place on Friday the 15th inst. Mrs. Jones who was 52 years of age had been in failing health for some time, but bore her affliction with true courage and patience. The remains were interred at the parish churchyard on Tuesday the 19th instant in the presence of a large number of friends and relations. The chief mourners were Mr. D. W. Jones (husband), Mr. J. S. Jones and the Rev. 1). T. Jones, curate of Pontypridd (sous), and Misses A. and E. Jones (daughters), for all of whom much sympathy is felt. The officiating clergy were the Revs. Daniel Jones (vicar), Professor Robert Williams and Rev W J. Evans (curate). There were also precenf the Revs. T. R. Davies, vie r of LJamldcwi-hrcfl; J. I). Lewis, vicar of Poncarreg; T. M. Evans, head- master of St David's College School, and W. Glynfab Williams, curate of Lampeter. Several wreaths and floral tributes had been sent, among them being these sent by the following: Rev. T. C. P. Davies, The Vicarage, Brecon (nephew), Canon and Mrs. Camber Williams, Dr. Griffiths, Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Davies-Jones, Peterwell; Miss Claudia Ileslop, Terry House, Bowling Bradford (niece) Mr. and Mrs. D. Lloyd, Bryn; Alderman Amos Jones. Hope Street; Mr. and Mrs. David Davies, 8, Station-terrace Mr. W. J. Williams, and Miss Syhil Williams, Hen- faes House. Mr. David Davies, builder, Maesydder- wen undertook the funeral arrangements. SCHOOL BOARD.—THURSDAY Present The Rev D. Jones, M.A.. vicar, (chair- man) Rev. R. C. Jones, Mr. John Jones, and Mr. J. Ernest Lloyd. ADDITIONAL TEACIIER. It was resolved to appoint at the next meeting an additional teacher to be apprenticed as a pupil teacher at the Peterwell Girls' School. BOOK KEEPING. Mr. John Jones withdrew his motion in fa--our of the proposal of Mr. W. Lewis, the heaelmaster to in- clude book keeping in the time table for next year to be taken by individual children in the upper classes. I PRIZES FOR HITH.E KNOWLEDGE. The Clerk reported that hn had received from the Religious Tract Society six Bibles for pupils in the upper standards. Fifteen Testaments for those in the junior standards, and two Bibles of the paragrph kind for pupil teachersand probationers to thosc whom the examiners considered most deserving in Biblical knowledge. The thanks of the Board was tendered to Mr. Francis Peeke and the Religious Tract Society for their kindness in having provided the prizes. EVENING CONTINUATION SCHOCL. It was decided to start an evening continuation school under the management of the Board, and the Chairman and the Clerk were authorised to carry out the resolution. CONGRATULATIONS. Resolved that the congratulations of the Board be conveyed to Miss M. C. Hughes OIl her approaching marriage, and also the Board's thanks for the conscientious manner she had performed her duties during her twelve years service under the Board. TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS. The Clerk reported that £35 5s. had been received in respect of Fee Grant since the last meeting, and that there was a balance of Z122 lls. 3d. in the Treasurer's hands, but that the Overseers had not yet paid the first instalment of the last call which was due since 15th ultimo. The Clerk was directed to require immediate payment. DAMAGE TO PETERWELL SCHOOLS. It was resolved to give public warning that proceedings will be taken against any persons trespassing on or doing damage to the Peterwell School premises, and to appeal to the police to assist in the detention of offenders.
SHIPPING NEWS. < Of Local Interest. S.S. Glcnvech arrived at Newport News, Sept. 16th S.S. Feliciana arrived at Stettin. S pt. 16th. S.S. Glantivy arrived at Rotterdam, Sept. 18th. S.S. Erieioswald arrived at Savona, Sept. 19th. S.S. Glanhafren arrived at Penarth Dock, Sept. 2Cth. S.S. Stratliisla on passage to Cardiff. S,S. Isle of Anglesey arrived at Barcelona, Sept. 18th. S.S. Isle of Caldy left Licata for Patras, Sept. 17th. S.S. Isle of Ramsey left Huelva for Wilmington, Sept. 1st"
<■ t. ■ V jL*. JS. =-Y'flI. 'i'HvJ.j .ECE.— the entrance scholarship exain- lire tl. J¡!. at the Cuih-ge, ulld thei-c SHrC}Í-f C L\ PEL --rr. Dryceson Treharne, of Lond-ui, p:u.;ed ,f- r.r *uu at Shiloh Chapel on Sundav la.t. and i.is .sr-rviues were very much appr." --d. W';Sv.'Niyi !?i.-fi-r v—Mr. J. E. Leah, A.E.C.O. (otganisi ai ihe Congregational Church), contemplate. giviuu .-u i^s of organ recitals during the coming .viau-r on Wednesday evenings. The 1.. -c.dsohas sonatas and ,other Mi; ja:- —Li i >-•(•«-s Lancet," the leading <>• i- niv'ii r .«>«<;< >u, there is an impor- tant • I"V --ting in the region of tlie ;i; t wiitteu by Dr. Llewelyn Jones •)i his town. PUHMC —Number of books taken out for the wo.-u < S •oh' 16th, 4-51. FOOTPATHS.—A >-i»rrf;-pon<tent calls attention to the dangerous condition of the fout bridge near Pwll Simon. Tw, ■ the planks have been re- moved leavn,_ la -ft miiui iiuift-t.- the bridge only a few degrees safer than Amy Robsart's death trap. special feature of the forthcoming autumial assemoly of the Congrega- tional Union of England and Wales at Bristol is the inclusion of a eish oermon in:the programme. The Committee have securod the services of the Rev. Job Miles, of this town, and it is expected that the service wid be uUcuued by a large number -of Welsh people. WAS IT AT ABGJ "-The following paragraph appear.,d a the last issue of the "Musical News"—At a Sunday afternoon organ recital recently given at a church in a popular sea-side resort o.-i the .Yclsh coast, the Litany was immediately loiiowe the printed programme, by-the -"Fiirki!-Il t'ai I ,¡" (Vlichaelis). A corres- pnndHU' it r,, a¡" an example of what may ue evoiv • i oy o gamst* equally gifted with tii I taste and an easy llllconcern of fitness. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT.—-A movement is on foot in the town to estabii. gymnasium on the principles of Sandow's seiiou's which have become so famous of late years. A small room has been engaged by the promoters, but as the accommoda- tion will be scanty iii,, membership at the outset must be strictly i, :,ti-i early application to join the classes should 1 herefore be made. Candidates will be a ked to pay a nominal fee for admission as members._ but the object of the institution is not pecuniary gain but solely the .developing of the phvsiqce. TTI P, i .r'rpi? Ai?r AD DEBATING —There is agrowin- desire amongst a largb section in the town to have a literary and de- bating society I'yriuC"! lor the coming winter.. Several ftorrftspondeiits express the hope that the "irlayor will take the initiative in the matter. Successful as was the old socieiy, it is said that if another were formed at present it would be far better supported; for the number of young people who are disposed to patronise such an institution has considerably increased since then. We sincerely hope that the Mayor will take immediate steps to organise a Society, and are confident that ample support "• AN* ACTOK 1'\ TROUBLE.—At a special meeting of the Petty Sessions on iS.it ur-lay, Arthur Grayson, an actor of Ilomford, Essex, was charged with stealing on the 6th inslant a large paste breast ornament valued at five shillings, the property of Mr. George Black, the owner of the Wax Works Show at Phillips' Had, and also stealing from the same person on the 9 h, a pasre gilt necklet said to be worth ten shillings. Prisoner who pleaded guilty was fined ten shillings for each offence. RECREATION' GRorD. The Committee elected to enquire and report on this scheme appear to be under the impression that t heir duties have been satisfactorily carried out. The fact is that not only have they not met for many months, but nothing substantial has been done by the Com- mittee. If unable to further the project, it would be only reasonable to expect the members of the Committee to send reports to that effect to the bwHfs who eleeiod them, but even this has not been done! PLASPRUO.—Complaints are numerous that Plas- crug Walk is not kept more private. All kinds of conveyances make indiscriminate use of the road, and invaii(i., ii,i,! find it otters the safety and quietness they desire. It is neither fair nor right thit bath chairs have to hurry from their course to make way for milk cars and charabancs, but such has too frequently been the case during the present season If is to be hoped that the council will exercise and maintain theirauthor- itv over this road. It has been suggested that a few strong pillars at the Llungawsa entrance would be an easy and effective way to bar off all vehicles and make the road a quieter and safer resort to the invalid visitor. FORTHCOMING SALES.—On Friday next, the 22nd inst., Messrs. Daniel, Son and Meredith, Agctior,ccic, A'; ;ry.~t-th r.nd To*.vy;i, will sell by Auction at Biyneglwys, Aberdovey, the superior household furnitare and otner effects, the property of Mn F. W. Hinkiss. who leaves the locality.—On Tuesday, the 26th inst., they will also conduct a highly important sale. of the extensive farming stock at Cwmere F*>> G!todovey, comprising 34 head of black cattle, can horses, implements and a capital flock of 1400 mountain sheep. See particulars in our arln" ing columns. HOW TO SPEND THE EVENINGS.—To those who are not cthotwi.-e engaged the best and most profitable way to speed the long winter ewniilgs would be to join the science and art classes, which will be .••n-luoted on and after Monday next under the auspices of the School Board. It will be seen hy an advertisement in another column that ins ruction will be given by competent teachers ir several branches of learning. Hie classes "have hitherto had th.' reputation of not only being instructive but highly interesting. Young lads would appreciate a football match on Saturday afternoon L; oetfer with the satisfaction ofhaving spent during the week to advantage. Ph v.ogr phy is a most fascinating study, and those who have any desire to read the book of nature and tne manifold marvels unrolled on her ample page siiouid avaji themselves of this golden opportunity. Even -;n apparently dry su&j^et- like mechanic< II make footballing more interest ing, for i, say about the path of least resistance. SACRED "acre<! concert was heldfiik «Le Piei 'Vvili- on r'■ \n lay eveiiiilg, which was rendered ,<1IFinlJl;¡ att-active through the special engag m ult for the o.:«;asion of Miss Lilian Morgan, H.A M. Miss Morgan is well-known to the inhabitants of Aberystwyth, and every one vjfitn had the pleasure o: 1 stening to her on Sunday evening must have been very favourably impressed with her vocal abilities. She rendered several songs iu a, ve^y capable manner. She is possessed of a very net voice which she knows how to use to advantage. The orchestra, gave several selections during the evening. There was again a large attendance. The Company' ojcuestral band took the leading part in the entertainment, and their selections were well received. The pro- gramme yras composed of the following items: overtuie, Morn, uuii Im^ul iiiue solo, Mr. H. Allen; selections from "Moses in Egypt" and Les Cloches de St. Malo," with bell accom- patiiment, by th^ iVdu solo, '■ Melodie," Mr. G. Maitland-Lacy; song, Miss Lilian Morgan; cornet and flute duet, "Swiss and his Lass." Messrs. R. Jones and H. Allen harp solo, St. Gaulbois," Mr. Francis Foster cornet solo, serenade," Mr. R."Jones song, Miss Lilian Morgan; grand march, Tannluser." by the band. The conductor of the orchestra was Mr. J. H. i to we. and the accompanist Mr.$dgar(M. ij'ost.er,. PEH.()'); ÁIh-On Sunday evening last, there was assernbled tiC t he English Congregational Church at Newtown, the largest congregation on record. For some time before the hour of service every seat was occupied, and although every available place was utilised by placing forms in the iles, the edifice was packed lone before six o'clock, and there were scores outside, who were unable to get even within the lobbies. It is estimated there were no less than 800 present. Addressing the crowded congregation, Mr. J. Hugh Edwards said that he very keenly appreciate t! he striking display of *0 him in their enthusiastic anil miumuious invitation to him to remain in their midsr. Although inev had waited for him for a period of two years, he had only promised to be with them for six months. But they had given hdri so substantial and tangible a token of t'n ir > r him, that he felt that it would ''I' -.r.riuide on his part to decline their eniiiusiastic invitation. Mr. Albert Spieer, M.P., Heys. Ossian Da vies, Eynon Davies, and other friends of his had also written him, glv urging on him to remain ai Newtown. He believed,' with the poet,1 b-u th^-e's a divinity which shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will, and be was lirmly convinced that it was his duty to remain among them for the present. The annoaiK^mon. gave, the or^a^est satisfaction to the assembled congregation. HIGH TIDES.—Mr. H. ivenrr-k. M.C.A.S., writes; Your paper of la^t week was i-sued before any barometric indieations were e;i 'ired of the then approaching change in wind pres-ere. otherwise I would have c;d!cd r • forthcoming high tides of this Fort una: el v the wind has been for a considerable time vee ill "hewepn North and West, thus retarding lessening the calculated tiiiie and rise a*: cross, angry looking waves, and greatly a■■ i, k-, their force or drive power, If the same :t- of wind was from,a South-west (tirociou naraage would he sejrious indeed. The hiV occur to-day (Wefinesdav), in tip nv-rr.' ":1. with a rise elf 20ft. 2in.. af 8.25 in a 2lfi. 10in, -tfbont., tin. i possibltt ft r Aberyst'.vytii. I THE ANNIVERSARY SHU VICES of the English Presbyterian Church were held last Sunday, when the pulpit was occupied both morning and evening by the Rev. Edwin Williams, M.A., of Trevecca College. HALF YEARLY HORSE FAIR. —The autumn half- yearly horse fair was held at the Smithfield on Monday. The attendance was not large owing to a similar fair being held the same day at Mach- vnlleth. The prices were fair, and seven truck loads were sent from the station. PUBLIC HEALTH.—The Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas, and the Borough Surveyor, Mr. Rees Jones, are attending the annual Congress of the Royal Institution of Public Health at Blackpool. The proceedings commence to-day, when the Marquis of Lome will deliver his presidential address. IN PRAISE OF ABERYSTWYTH.—In last week's issue of The Sheffield and Rotherham Indepen- dent" there is an able and well written article by Dr. T. Booth, giving an account of a visit to Aber- ystwyth this month. The writer is warm in his praise of the town and the scenery along the Ystwyth and Rheidol Valleys, and strongly recom- mends Aberystwyth as a centre for an ideal holiday. DAMAGE BY HIGH TIDE.The hoardings erec- ted underneath the entrance to the pier were re- movod by the high tide on Tuesday evening, and a large patch of the roadway was also washed away. The Corporation workmen are guarding against further ingress in this part to-night by the high tide. FOOTBALi,In the draw for the English Cup tic the Aberystwyth team has been selected to play Newtown at Aberystwyth. The match has-been fixed for Saturday, the 30th inst. The Committee of the local team hope to again secure the services of the veteran goal-keeper, Roose, during the coming season, and it is probable he will make his appearance at the Wrexham match on Saturday next. ENTERTAINMENTS.—The entertainments at the Royal Pier Pavilion this week are being conducted by the A.I.C.'s Orchestral Band, which is under the leadership of Mr. J. H. Rowe. Mr. Gilbert Rogers gives selections of songs, humorous and otherwise, and the American Biograph a variety of views, in- cluding the launch of the Worthing Lifeboat, and the s.s. Paris on the Manacles Rocks. MABON, M.P., paid a visit to the town during the week, and was the guest of Mr. K. W. Hicks, South Marine Terrace. On Sunday, Mr. Abraham occupied the pulpit of the English Wesleyan Chapel, and on Monday delivered a lecture at the same place, a short account of which will be found in another column. The attendance at the lecture was very small, owing it is said to lack of proper announcements, SANATORIUM.—We understand a movement is on foot to establish a Sanatorium on an extensive scale in the neighbourhood of Ponterwvd. A num- ber of influential gentlemen have already visited the district and-made the necessary survey. The sanatorium will be constructed on modern and scientific principles and on the same lines as others in various parts of the country. One of the chief promoters of the scheme is Dr. Harris, and Mr. R. K. Jenkins' services have been engaged as surveyor. DREYFUS.—On Sunday pulpit references were made at most of the places of worship in the town to the Dreyfus trial. On Monday copies of the national address of sympathy with Madame Dreyfus, issued by the London Daily Chronicle," were received at the "Welsh Gazette" Office, and were immediately filled. The signatories included the Mayor and nearly all the magistrates in the town, and also two Members of Parliament—Mr. Vaughan Davies and Mabon. A reprint of the address will be found in another part of the paper. CONSTITUTION HILL.-At a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday a discussion took place on the the question of granting a licence for the sale of intoxicants on Constitution Hill. On a division a resolution was adopted declaring that the granting of such a licence would be injurious to the best interests of the town and would seriously endanger its reputation as an educational centre, and praying the justsces not to grant it. On Wednesday evening a meeting of the various Temperance Societies in the town was held at the Independent Chapel, Baker-street, when a resolution to the same effect was passed. TEMPERACE. A meeting of the British Women's Temperance Association was held on Monday evening at the Schoolroom of the English Congregational Church to hear an address by Miss Prichard, of Birmingham. Mrs. Principal Roberts presided and there was a good attendance of members and others. Miss Prichard's address, which was much appreciated, dwelt mainly upon the present outlook of the temperance party in this country. A resolution was unanimously passed protesting against the granting of a license for the sale of intoxicating drinks on Constitution Hill. A ROWDY TRIP.—On Sunday morning last a party of about forty persons journeyed from the town in brakes to Deil's Bridge, with the object of enjoying themselves amongst the places of interest in the surrounding neighbourhood. As going the trippers were blithe and gay, and every- thing portended that a merry time was before them. The frequent stoppages for refreshments increased their pleasure for some time, but indulging too much in the many things provided, several members got beyond the control of the conductors, and noisy and unpleasant quarrels ensued. This state of things continued and got even worse whilst on the way home, much to the annoyance of the peaceful inhabitants along the road. The trip was no credit to the promoters, and whatever their views on the observance of Sunday may be it would be but reasonable to expect the party to conduct themselves in such a way as not to disturb those who wished to spend the day quietly. FIRE IN CARADOG ROAD.— About two o'clock on Wednesday a lady staying with Mrs. J. Watkins, Caradog-road, noticed some fire in the back rooms of Dr. Lloyd Snape's house. Seeing it was ing rapidly and apparently feeco^-ing dangerous-, the lady at once acquainted those staying in the house. The assistance of the neighbours was quickly sought, and information sent to the Police Station, but before the brigade arrived the fire had taken a linn hold of the building, the roof of the sculleries at the back of the two houses having been guttered and the ovens burnt. The Brigade, under the command of Mr. Rees Jones, Borough Surveyor, soon set to work after reaching the spot, water be- ing poured lavishly on to the building, and had the desired effects. The fire is supposed to have originated in a heap of gas coke which had been stored at the back of Dr. Snape's house where a servant had on the previous day been burning a quantity of waste paper and refuse. Thanks are due to P.S. Phillips, Messrs. Dd. Lloyd, builder, John Owen, Paris House, and others for their valu- able efforts to extinguish the fire. THE SALVATION ARMY held their Harvest Festival celebrations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The platform at the meeting house was decorated with a miniature house, barn, wind mill, and a fountain of water. The decorations were mainly the work of Capt Simkin, and Lieut. Taylor, assisted by other members of the corps. There was a splendid show of fruit, flowers and vegetables, which had been given by members and friends. The meetingswere conducted by Capt God- safe of Oswestry, and the Sundays meetings were well attended. On Monday the whole of the pro- ducts were sold during the day, and in the evening after a march through the town, another meeting was held at the barrcks, and a very interesting programme was gone through as follows :—Song, Soon the reaping time will come," Sister Williams song, Glorious great day," Sister Finch duet, Sisters M. E. and M. Edwards "When the harvest is passed," song, Brother Ellis With grateful hearts," Address in Welsh, Sister Evans, song, "Life is a harvest field," by junior soldiers song, Sister E. Bubb duet in Welsh, M. E. and M. Edwards quartette, Weary Gleaners," by Sisters E. Bubb, Edith Jones, M. E. Edwards and M. Edwards. An address and prayer by Capt. Godsafe brought the meeting to a close. The refreshment stall were presided over by Sister Finch and Sister Mrs Astley everything passed off very pleasant and successful; and the collections and sale for the weekend amounted to about E15, and the members of the Army are grateful for the support given. PETTY SESSIONS Before D. C. Roberts (Mayor), Messrs Thomas Griffiths, C. M. Williams, John Jenkins, John Lewis, and Isaac Hopkins. ASSAULT. Richard Evans, 16, Prospect-street, charged Thomas Jones, 14, Prospect-street, with assaulting and beating complainant on the 9th inst. at Aberystwyth.—-Fined 5s and costs ILI.THEATING A HOUSE.—John Davies, Aberystwyth Inspector R.S.P.C.A., charged Isaac Jones, 30, Bridge- street, Aberystwyth, with cruelly illtreating a horse by working same whilst in an unfit Ptate.-Fined 5s. and costs. RATES.—Richard Felix, Aberystwyth, rate collector, charged David Jones, 24, tfreat Darkgate street for refusing to pay Pl 5s Od general district and water rate. Ordered to pay.—James Jones, Cambrian- terrace, Borth, was also charged with refusing to pay 13s 2d general district and water rate. Ordered to rav. LICESES. This being an adjourned Licensing Sessions. The licenses of the Hotel Cambria and Pier Pavilion were renewed in the name of Emma Hindle. A wine license was granted to Mr. John Brenig Edwards, Bridge-street, and a billiard license, was granted to Mrs. Griffith and Miss Morris, Waterloo Hotel.
PRINTING neatly and quickly done at the "Welsh Gazette" Printeries Aberystwyth.
BARMOUTH. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL- The ordinary monthly meeting of the Council was held at the Council's rooms on Tuesday, when there were present Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies (chairman), Messrs. John Richards, Evan Richards, D. E. Davies, Robert Williams, Edward Williams, Hugh Evans, William Owen, Owen Williams, H. Wynne Williams, and O. W. Morris, with Mr. W. George (clerk), Mr. Owen Jones (assistant clerk), Dr. Hughes (medical officer), Mr, J. Adams (surveyor), and Mr. David Owen (rate collector). MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting were read and eontirmed. The Chairman suggested (the matter arising out of the minutes) thai whenever a member or members were appointed to accompany the Sur- veyor, or the Surveyor to accompany the members on a visit of inspection, or to meet together for any purpose, the Surveyor be the convener of such meeting. He thought that it would be advisable that such should be the case, so that no misunder- standing should occur. This was unanimously passed. The Chairman thought that the Council should meet in Committee to discuss every item which necessitated the loans which were to be made. He thought that. as there was nothing important next Tuesday, it would be a suitable day. Mr. O. W. Morris proposed that the Council meet on that day in committee, which was finally passed. REPORT OF WHOLE COUNCIL COMMITTEE. The Council met in committee on Sept. 13th, and r,ow presented their report. The members present at the committee were Rev. J. G. Davies (chairman) Messrs. Evan Richards, John Richards, Robert Williams, D. E. Davies, Edward Williams, Hugh Evans, William Owen, Owen Williams, and Owen W. Morris, with Mr. W. George, clerk, and Mr. Adams, surveyor. The Committee resolved to sell building sites at 3s. 6d. per square yard, and the General Purposes Committee were requested to inspect the sites aud report to Council.—A letter was received from the Local Government Board enclosing a letter from Mr. Buckley, in respect to the state of the drains near the gobies. The Sur- veyor was directed to inspect the place, and find out the leakage, and report to the Council, on receipt of which instructions would at once be given to do the necessary work.—It was resolved unanimously to accept the tender of Mr. John Thomas (£6 8s. Od.) for fixing the trough at Llech- eiddior isaf.—The Chairman gave the result of the negotiations between himself and Mr. Denniss with regard to Miss Cobbe's generous offer, and announced that the Cambrian Railway Company had now promigcel a suitable site on nominal terms. It was proposed by Mr. John Richards and seconded by Mr. E. O. Davies, and carried unanimously, that the Council desires to express its thanks to the Cambrian Railway Company, and to Mr. Denniss, its general manager, for their generous offer of suitable site to build a Free Library. The follow- ing were appointed to represent the Council on the Library Committee :—Messrs. E. Richards, John Richards, Edward Williams, and O. W. Mori is.— With regard to the Hendre-eiriau easement, the solicitors read a letter which they had received from Messrs. Clayton, Son and Jargus, on this matter, and. instructions to reply were given.) On the proposition of Mr. C. M. Morris, seconded by Captain Richards, it was passed that the report be adopted. The Clerk stated that, in reference to Sarah Williams and the Hendre-eiriau easement, it had been mutually agreed that the Council pay P-70. The Council could now give instructions to draw out a formal agreement. It was proposed by Mr. H. Wynne Williams and finally passed that an agreement be drawn out immediately. With reference to the surplus land and the sale of gbuilding sites, it was decided that a letter which had been received on the matter should be discussed in committee. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The General Purposes which consisted of Messrs Hugh Evans (chairman), John Richards, D. E. Davies, Richard Roberts, W. Owen, Owen Williams with the Clerk and Surveyor, presented its report. An application by li. Bishop for a new supply of water i-j: his new buildings at Park-road was read and considered. It was recommended that the application be granted.—Mr. Robert Griffith, Llecherddioruchaf, also applied for a new water supply. It was recommended that the supply be given by meter at the rate of 9d per 1.000 gallons for the first 100.000 gallons, Mr. Griffith to bear the expense of fixing and tapping.- It was reported that water was being used by Mr. David Davies for his laundry, and that he had not applied for permission to use same. It was recommended that Mr. Davies be charged for the supply at the rate of Z6 per annum.—A letter was received from the Rev. Edward Hughes, with respect to the supply of water for St John's Church. It was resolved that the committee meet and test the water pressure, and that the Rev. Edward Hughes be requested to attend also.—A letter from Mr. William Davies, Beach-road, was read and con- sidered. He complained that the man in charge of the contractor's cart had refused to take away refuse from his shop. A member of the committee stated that the contractor (Mr. Edward Williams) had been seen on the subject, and had promised to give the matter his immediate attention.—Mr. Griffith Jones, Taicroesion, applied by letter for a reduction in the water account delivered to him. It was recommended that the resolution already come to on this subject be adhered to.-A petition sent in by the owners and tenants of flendre- mynach district, requesting the Council to extend the main sewer to that part was considered. The Committee recommended that the work be done when the loans were obtained.—A letter from Miss Thompson complaining of insufficient supply of water to St. Margaret's and Minymor was con- sidered. It was recommended that a larger pipe be laid along Marine-road to Marine Gardens, and extending to Minymor.—It was recommended that Mr. Hamer be requested to connect the two down spouts of his building in Beach-road with the Council's drain, and that Mr. Richard Griffith, Fronfelin, be also requested to connect the down spouts of his house with the main drain also that Mr. Xcwelloe requested to provide a sewer drain to his preiiiises.it was proposed by Mr. O. W. Morris, and seconded by Mr. Robert Williams, and passed that the report be adopted. With regard to the carting of refuse, -am1 the refusal of a man to cart from Beach-road, the Chairman said that when Mr. E. Williams, the con- tractor, received the letter, he was put out. He was anxious to carry out the Council's instructions, and he wished the Council to let him know if the men refused to cart away the refuse, and he would guarantee to have it taken away. REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Finance Committee met on Sept. 15th. when there were present. Mr. E. Williams (chairman), Messrs. Robert Williams, Hugh Evans, 0. W. Morris, and the Assistant Clerk. They now presented their report, which was as follows:— The Collector presented his monthly statement, which was considered to be very satisfactory. The Collector also submitted a list of persons who had gone into possession on the 12th May, and claimed abatement as from the 1st of April to the 12th May. As the rate was made subsequent to 12th May, the Committee are of opinion that an abatement can be made, but they decided to refer the matter to a committee of the whole Council. As to the sum of £ 8 8s., claimed by the Pwllheli Granite Co., the Committee decided to refer the same to a whole Council Committee. Numerous sums were passed for payment. Mr. D. E, Davies proposed and it was seconded, and passed, that the report be adopted. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor (Mr. J. Adams) presented a lengthy report, but as it had been read to the General Purposes Committee, and adopted by them, nothing further was done. The Clerk then suggested a capital idea for the Surveyor's reports, which was, that in future the Surveyor should have a book in which he should write on every other page, leaving a page for notes and resolutions by the Council. The Clerk said that this practice was in vogue in many District Councils. It was unanimously passed that the Surveyor should have a book for the purpose. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer (Dr. Hughes) presented his monthly report, and introduced the matter of Gibraltar-terrace. He said that the place was in a filthy state, and that one of the two closets which sufficied for the terrace was not in working order. The Chairman said that the Council had spent a great deal of time on the subject 18 months or more. Month after month had they been dis- cussing it. Parties came before them and pleaded extension of time, and he thought they were going to have improvements then, and a reform. By-and- by a few improvements were carried out. The Surveyor and Medical Officer presented satisfactory reports of the place, and the Council were given to understand that they need not trouble themselves about further alterations. But to day he thought it right to read a letter written to the Council. A Mr. Hewins wrote saying that the place was in a most filthy state. The floors were rotting and a fearfully bad smell pervaded the place. There was a mass of filth under the house occupied by Ellen Jones. This state of things he said was conducive to immorality. The floors were dangerous, and there were holes in the roofs, through which cats walk in and out. The Chairman said that if such a state of things existed, the Surveyor and Medical Officer should have acquainted the Council. The Council had been asked to stay their hands. If tilings were in such a state, those premises should be condemned. Everything should be cleared out at any cost. In one case double rent was claimed under threat of ejectment He (the chairman) did not wish the Council should be stigmatized, and he thought that they were winking at these things, in having places dangerous to health. Nothing as yet with regard to the sanitary condition had been suppressed. Anything against Barmouth had been published. If there was a plague spot here and there it was not kept secret. He thought that Barmouth could not be anything but healthy, which was proved by the statistics which the Clerk submitted, showing that the death rate was only 11-2 while the death rate for the county was 18. He was sure that every member would do everything in their power to clear this matter up, whoever the owners of the property were. Mr. Hugh Evans said he had been a member for two years, and during that time he had not heard a single complaint against the premises in ques- tion. The Medical Officer said that the premises were at one time put in a satisfactory state. The closets were in a satisfactory order. The old pipes had been stored opposite Gibraltar-terrace. He went theie and found old drain pipes. He did not know who put them there. Mr. H. Evans remarked that if there was nothing but pipes there would be no smell. In the letter which had been received it was stated that there were only two closets for seven tenements, and one of them was not in working order. The Surveyor said that that statement was not correct. There were only five families and there were three closets. Mr. John Richards said that the Survevor should have seen that the pipes had been cleared away. The Chairman thought that the best thing they could do was to appoint two members of the Coun- cil who should go with the surveyor and medical officer, and make a thorough inspection of the place, and bring a report to the Council, and whatever was to be done should be done. He there- fore proposed that such action be taken, and on Mr. E. Williams seconding, it was unanimously passed. Messrs Hugh Evans and H. Wynne Williams were appointed. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. The same writer called attention to the state of the slaughter-house near Gibraltar-terrace, which, he said, was not kept in proper condition. He added that if effectual means were not taken. the Local Government Board should be acquainted with the facts of the case. Mr. D. E. Davies asked the Medical Officer if lie was satisfied with the drainage. The Medical Officer replied that he was not. Mr. D. E. Davies thought that if the place was not properly drained it should be condemned. He did not like these random statements. He knew of no better-drained slaughter-house than the one at Barmouth. Mr. H. Evans said the Council should not listen to eveiy letter that comes. He had great faith in Dr. Hughes. The Chairman said that in Mr. Blackburn's time complaints were made, and that .the necessary repairs had been done. Since then no complaints had been received. He did not like the sentence in the letter which said that Dr. Hughes was con- tinually complaining of the place, whereas Dr. Hughes had made no complaint. The Medical Officer said lie had not seen the place since the repairs were done, but from what lie saw the place was not properly drained. It was four years since tl place was repaired. Mr D. E. Davi. s thought the place should be inspected at one by the Medical Officer and Surveyor and two members, and that a report be submitted. This was passed. THE RATE COLLECTOR. The Chairman thought that the Rate Collector was entitled to a word of praise. He had done his work admirably. To have collected £1,339 in a month was excellent work. He should like the arrears to be by Christmas under £400. He said the i-Rate Collector was an excellent official, and added that the Council were always ready and willing to bestow praise on a deserving official. STATISTICS. The Clerk distributed to each member a book entitled Vital Statistics," concerning the county of Merioneth. The death rate for the county was 18 2 per 1000, taken on a basis of 839 deaths. The death rate in 1898 was lower, but the present death rate was very good for an agricultural district. The corresponding rate for England and Wales was 17'6. The highest death rate was in Towyn, which was 21-6. while Barmouth had the lowest, 112 (hear, hear). In the six Urban Districts there were 427 deaths, a rate of 18-3 per 1000. The corresponding rate for English Urban Districts in 1898 was 19-0. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was received from the Cambrian Railway Company stating that :arrangements had now been made that the morning mails would arrive in Barmouth at 6.50 a.m. from the 1st of Octobei (hear, hear). Another letter was read from Mr. Denniss ae. knowledging the Council's resolution of thanks. With reference to th above the Chairman saic that a resolution was passed asking the Council tc proceed with the conveying of the land from the Railway Co. to the Urban District Council. Thev also asked the Urban District Council to be the trustees of the land and building on behalf of thE z7, residents and ratepayers. Mr. Hugh Evans proposed that the Council have the land conveyed to the Council forthwith. This was seconded and passed. The Council then went into Committee.
ABERDOVEY. GOLF.—At Conway last week the Elsworth Challenge Cup was captured by F. J. Burr, Aber- dovey, and the Corbett Challeng Cup went to C. A. Palmer, another Aberdovey man, with four up, Woodhead, the Yorkshire champion, being close behind, with two up. Thirty-four players entered the qualifying round for the Welsh Amateur Championship, and Woodhead came out first with a card of 77 gross, winning for the second time Lord Llangattock's silver bowl for the best gross score. T. M. Barlow, Glamorganshire, wrested from Major Green, Aberdovey, the present holder, the Aberdare Cup, with a net score of 80. In the second round for the Amateur Championship Major Green beat Allcock, Cummins beat Stoddart, the Rev. Willoughby Jones beat Hunter, Hughes beat Weed, Ludlow beat W. S. Vivian, H. W. Vivian beat David, Barlow beat Simpson, and Mason scratched to Woodhead, the Welsh champion. Play for the Tredegar Cup, an 18-hole bogey handicap, resulted in the Rev. Willoughby Jones, Carnarvonshire, wresting the trophy.from Mr. T. L. Green, Aberdovey. TEMPERANCE.-—A very successful temperance meeting was held at the Hall on Sunday evening, and amongst the speakers were Mrs. Ray, of Wrexham, a lady preacher, who occupied the pulpit at the English C.M. Chapel, on Sunday last. Mrs. Ray is a very strong advocate of the temperance cause, and her addresses were listened to by a large audience. On Monday evening. Mrs. Ray held a temperance meeting at the Hall for women only, when she delivered a very able address to a good audience, and at the close of the meeting, several ladies signed the pledge. A strong protest was also proposed by Mr. Edward Davies, and seconded by Mr. William Jones, and supported by Mr. John Owen, and passed unani- mously to the following effect That this meeting made up of all denominations, protests in the most emphatic manner against the act of the Magistrates granting a licence to a Hotel, proposed to be built outside the town. Against the real need of the place and district, and also against the Chief Constable's opposition. A similar expression of feeling was also made at the previous meeting, when Mr. W. D. Evans, presided. SAD SIGHT.—The gardens of the whole district are nearly devastated by a plague of caterpillars. There has never been such a sight in the memory of the oldest inhabitants. They have eaten away all the cabbage leaves, leaving only the stalks. The gardens under Bryneglwys is a melancholy sight, plot after plot of what was once a promising crop of winter cabbages, cauliflowers or young cabbage plants, are now nothing more than a barren land. It is feared that many a poor family will miss this winter green vegetables on account of the plague. FIKE.—Through some unaccountable cause, a disastrous fire broke out in the woods at Braich- ycelin on Monday last. It was first noticed about four in the afternoon among the gorse and bramble on top of the hill above the mansion. Fanned by a north-westerly wind it soon spread and gained a strong hold amongst the underwood, with the result, that a large quantity of timber has been destroyed. Large parties of young men from this place, together with the neighbours, battled with 1 the flames, and by 10 o'clock the fire was fairly got under, but not before it had done considerable damage. The fire continued to smoulder through- out the night. SHIPPING.—Several steamers were expected to arrive the end of last week, but through state of I weather they had to shelter. On Tuesday last the > pilots were on the look out, having been warned by telegrams from St. Tudwall's that a steamer would oe on the bar, but up to the time of writing (Wednesday morning) it had not made its > appearance. VISITORS.—Several large families have left during the week after spending a most enjoyable holiday, and this morning (Thursday) Mrs. Weller and her large party left after several weeks stay. The young gentlemen have bad a grand time of it. It is reported that several of the young men have had considerably over 100 dips in the briny ocean during their stay here this summer.
I ABERAYRON. I COUKTY SCHOOL.—The County School has re- assembled with a large number of new pupils. SWIMMING RACE.—Last week Messrs. John Williams and David Watkins, natives of Porth, Glanmorganshire, now on a visit to Aberayron, swam each other for a distance of 160 yards, the former winning by a length. THE" SAPHIRE."—During last week the fishing boat Saphire," while returning to port with a catch of fish, grounded near the "Gar" and was in danger of becoming a total loss. The neap tides of the latter end of the week proved to be of too small a de>pth to float the Saphire." However, on Sunday evening a hardy and sea-worn party set to the work of heaving and pumping, and after their bri w-. had given forth its sweat, and the throats of t he bystanders a shout of admiration, the" Saphire sailed out, and to the ioy of all returned safely to port, having had but little damage. AN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present: Mr. J. T. Evans (vice-chairman in the chair) Rev. John Davies, Messrs. J. H. Jones, D. Griffiths, Evan Lewis, B. C. Jones (cler), and John Watkins (surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from Mr. Evan Thomas, Pier Cottage, asking if the Council had taken over the house from the Monachtv Estate authorities for converting it into a slaughter house. The sub- agent in Aberayron was all the while telling him that the estate had nothing to do with the house, as it was now in the hands of the Council. He expressed his wish of remaining a tenant as it was most suitable to meet his ways and means, and lie hoped that unless it was absolutely necessary the Council would not turn him out. Mr. J. H. Jones said it would be better not to reply to Mr. Thomas's letter as by doing so, the Council would be putting itself responsible for the affair, and they had absolutely nothing to do with it. Mr. D. Griffiths: Would it not be better to give Evan Thomas a reply to satisfy him that the Council had not taken the house, as the Estate Agent keeps bothering him all the.time. Mr. J. H. Jones I should think not. We would then bind ourselves to some extent. The matter then dropped. WATER SCHEME. The Hev. J. Davies drew attention to the resolu- tion passed at the previous meeting, viz.,—That the plans and report of the engineer on the Pontfaen water scheme, and the amended one, were to be handed over to the members who were to nave m hours to peruse them. As for himself he had not seen or heard anything more about them, and he understood that of the five members present at the meeting only one had seen them, viz., the chair- man. He should like to ask the chairman to whom he handed them. Mr. J. T. Evans: To Mr. John Rees, Glasgow lee ,-e, my next door neighbour. v. J. Davies: And you have heard nothing iui.iiei about them? Mr. J. T. Evans No, nothing. Rev. J. Davies: Well, I should think that he's responsible for them. Mr. J. H. Jones I should think it would only be common courtesy after a resolution had been passed that every member should see the plans. It's nothing short of a down right insult on the part of the individual who has kept them. The Rev. John Davies proposed, and Mr. Evan Lewis seconded, that the Surveyor should see to where the plans and reports were, and also to see that every member had them for the period mentioned. This was carried. OYK-LVWS." The Rev. John Davies said that the Rev. Evan Morris had not convened the committee meeting which was to consider 'he Bye-laws question, as he was i lite(i to ,I, a previous meeting. He did blame Mr. M--> perhaps it was not con- venien- ior him, b-d ihere was a bit of urgency he like to tiieeting called. Mr. Evan he- >;H»e i '-i.\ J. H. Jones seconded, that tbo }?. v ii ppointecl convener as the Rev. te.an Morris -m- •'•- m home. The proposi tion was carried.
TIIE TALYBONT AGRICULTURAL SHOW The Fourth Annual Show of the Talybont and North Cardiganshire Agricultural and Horticultural Society was held on Wednesday (yesterday), and was a complete success in every respect. The weather in the early morning was somewhat threatening, but, fortunately, it cleared up as the day advanced, and there was a large gathering of exhibitors and spectators. The Society is in a flourishing condition, there remained at the Bank after last years -show a balance to the good cf nearly £ 150. It is patent to all who have watched the growth, and progress of the Talybont Show from year to vear that its nrp<nnt, nrncnAmnc J .1- l.J.&v..l.u.J .IL«.AIIL" is mainly due to the active and intelligent interest which Mr. Pryse Pryse, of Lodge Park, takes in the success of the Society. The Talybont Society has done much good already during the four years of its existence by promoting a healthy rivalry and encouraging improvements in the pro- ducts of the soil; and it is to be hoped that the Society will before long extend its sphere of influence. The officers for the year were: President, Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart.; Vice-presidents, Messrs. Pryse P. Pryse, R. C. Richards, D. Howell, R. H. Rees, and J. Francis; Treasurer, Mr. J. T. Morgan; Hon. Sees., Mr. William Morris, and Captain Hcwell; Secretary, Mr. W. R. Morgan. The Committee was composed of the following gentlemen :-Pryse P. Pryse. Esq., Chairman; Dr. Q James, Vice-chairman Mr. J. Morgan, Treasurer Mr. William Morris, Hon. Sec.; Captain Howell, Hon. Sec.; Messrs. J. M. Williams, J. B. Morgan, H. Seymour Davies, R. Jonies, E. J. Williams, J. Joseph, John James, R. D. Jenkins, J. Edwards, D. Jenkins, D. Owens, It Jenkins. W, R. Jones, J. Jones, J. Roberts, J. R. James, James Richards, Richard Phillips, Richard Jones, John Richards, J. Griffiths, D, Davies. The Judges were for draught horses: Mr. E. Hughes Captain Webley P. Pryse. Light horses: Mr. J. Anthony; Rev. H. Ivor James. Welsh cattle and Welsh sheep: Mr. E. Evans, Maes- mynach; Mr. L. Williams. Abermaide. Cattle of any other breed and sheep of any other breed Mr. Edward Hughes, Aberfrydlan; Mr. J. C. Carruthers, Machynllcth. Shearing: Mr. W. Jones, Pen- pontbren Mr. D. Edwards, Dolfawr. Roots and grain: Mr. Pryse P. Pryse, Mr. R. C. Richardes. Butter: Mrs. Pryse P. Pryse, Miss Davies, Fridd. Garden produce Mr. Viery, Mr. Thomas. Jumping competition: Mr. Pryse"P. Pryse; Mr. R. C. Richardes Captain W. P. Pryse. PRIZE LIST. filoRsFs.-Di-auglit mare and foal: 1 J. M. Williams, Brynbwd; 2 D. Jenkins, Cerrigcaranau; 3 Joseph Parry, Tyllwyd Farm. Draught mare or gelding: 1 I). Jenkins, Cerrigcaranau; 2 E. J. Williams, Cynullmawr; 3 Joseph Tarry, Tyllwyd I-'jirm. Pair of draught horses: 1 D. Jenkins, Cerrigcaranau; 2 E. J. Williams, Cynullmawr, Two-year old draught colt or filly 1 Sir Pryse Prysp, Bart; 2 Richard James, Brynllys; 3 E. J. Williams, Cynullmawr; c William James, Tynllechwedd bach. Cob mare and foal under 15 hands 1 G. Jones, Wileiriog isaf; 2 Evan Edwards, The Laurels 3 Thomas Jenkins, Pengoitan. Roadster mare and foal, 15 hands and over 1 David Hughes, Pantydderwen; 2 William Richards, Ccfn- hendrc; 3 David James, Caergywydd; c E. W. Williams, Cynullmawr; he David James, Caer- gywydd. Two-year old hackney colt or filly: I NV. it. Jones, Bryngwyn Mawr; 2 A. J. W. James, Dolybotit, c E. J. Williams, Cynullmawr; he E. Jenkins, Caervrhedvn. WELSH CATTLE.—Bull: 1 Richard Phillips, Llwyn- glas; 2 David Howell, Nantcellan Fawr; 3 John Jones, Ileripojitbren, inloclino. Yearling bull 1 Thomas Jones, Gwarcwmbach: 2 D. Jenkins, Cerrig- carranau. Bull calf 1 Richard Jenkins, Henhafod 2 D. Jenkins, Cerrigcarranau 3 William Rowlands, butcher. Cow in milk or calf 1 Richard James, Brynllys; 2 David Howell, Nantcellan; 3 William Rowlands, butcher. Two-year-old heifer 1 and 3 David Howell, Nantcellan Fawr 2 Richard Jenkins, Henhafod. Yearling heifer 1 David Howell, Nant- cellan 2 David Jones, Elgar. Heifer calf E. J. Williams, Cynullmawr; 2 Richard James, Brynllys; 3 J. Edwards, Nantsiriol. Pair of two-year-old steers: 1 John Jenes, Ynyshir; 2 David Howell, Kantcellan. Pair of yearling steers 1 John James, Abercwmdole; 2 J. B. Morgan, Glanfread. CATTLE OF ANY OTHER BREED.—Bull: 1 J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith 2 J. R. James, Peithyll 3 H. P. Edwards, Aberystwyth; 4 John Jenkins, Pantyperau. Yearling Bull 1 J. R. James, Peithyll; 2 John Jones, Rhoscellanfawr. Bull Calf: 1 J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith 2 Dr. James, Y Fagwyr 3 Joseph Parry, Tyllwyd; he Evan James, l'roncastellan, and E. J. Williams, Cynullmawr. Cow in Milk or Calf 1 & 3 J. R. James, Peithyll; 2 & c John Edwards, Nant- siriol lie Mrs. Ashley, Abercairo. Two-year-old Heifer 1 & 2 J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith 3 & c W. Hughes, Torglwyd he E. J. Williams, Gynullmawr. Yearling Heifer: 1 J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith 2 & 3 J. R. James, Peithyll; he & c J. Baker, Rliydy- penau. Heifer Calf 1 John Griffiths, Dolgau; 2 J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith 3 Dr. James, Y Fagwvr; he Mrs. Ashley, Abercairo; c J. Baker, Rhydypenau. P Pair of Yearling Steers 1 J. G. W. Bonsall, Fron- fraith 2 & he J. R. James, Peithyll; c David Howell Nantcellan. Cow of any breed (owned by a Cottager, £ 10 rent and under): 1 J. E. Jones, Comminscoch 2 John Evans, Smith. Penrhyncoch; he L. O. Williams, Treddol, and David Morgan, Smith, Taly- bont. WELSH SHEEP (UPLANDS).—1 David James, Cefn- eoch 2 Thomas Williams, Troedrhvw Saeri. Yearl- ing ram: I Enoch Jenkins, Winllan Thomas Jones, Gwarcwmbach. Ram lamb 1 David Jones, Cefn- coch 2 J. B. Morgan, Glanfread. IIOOTS.-Sample of swedes (8 roots to be shown 1 R. W. Morgan, Maesnewydd; 2 David Owen, Peny- wern, Berth he J. Evans, Tanllan c John Jones, Pcnpontbren Mochno. Sample of mangolds, (8 roots to be shown, red or yellow) 1 T. O. Hughes, Bryn- amlwg 2 William Jones, Brynyrodyn he J. Evans, Tanllan; c J. Jenkins, Frongoch. ROOTS,—Sample of wheat in the ear, not less than 50: 1 Thomas Jones, Gwarcwmbach. Sample of barley in the. ear, not less than 50: 1 Thomas Owen, Alltgoch; lie William Richards, Cefnhendre; John Jones, Ynyshir. Sample of oats in the ear, white, tartatian, or brown, not less than 50: 1 Owen Morris, Tynllechwedd he John Jones, Ynyshir. BUTTER.—Fresh Butter, not less than 4 lbs: 1 Mrs. J. B. Morgan, Glanfread; 2 Miss Annie Owen, Pen- wern, Borth 3 Miss A. S. Morgan, Glanfread 4 Mrs. Phillips, Llwynglas. GAHDEN PRODUCE (Open to competitors under £8 rent).—Six Dessert Apples: 1 Thomas Jenkins, Fron Cottage; 2 John Davies, Lery View; lie John Jones, Penllwyn, Capel Bangor c John Hopkins, Fronfraith Farm. Six Keepmg Apples 1 W. H. Greep Tre'r- ddol: 2 David Williams, Eglwysfach; he Isaac Oliver, Taigwynion c Richard Rees, Frondirion House. Six Pears: 1 Elizabeth Rowlands, Forge Factory 2 W. J. Rowlands, Forge Factory he J. R Hughes, Bow Street; c John Jones, Penllwyn. Twelve Plums: 1 E. Edwards, Cross, Clarach 2 J R. Hughes, Bow Street; he W. H. Greep; c John Jones, Penllwyn. Rope of Potatato Onions 1 Geo. Morgan, Caeberllan 2 John P. Jones, Glunstawy, Row Street Rope of Spring Seed Onions 1 E. Edwards, Cross 2 T. E. Young, lie John Tudor, Glandovey; c James Jones, Bow Street. Bunch of Six Leeks 1 W. J. Rowlands, Forge 2 J. Davies. Lerry View; he E Edwards, Cross. Bunch of Six Red Carrots 1 E. Edwards, Cross 2 J. R. Hugl.es, Bow Street; he W. H. Greep, c George Morgan. Bunch of Six Parsnips 1 J. Davies, Lery View 2 W II Greep. he J. R. Iluglics, Bow Street; c W. D. Edwards. Three table cabbages 1 E. Edwards, Cross 2 J. R. Iluffhes. How Street. Three caiiliflowers 1 E. Edwards, Cross. Three red cabbages 1 E. Edwards, Cross; 2 John Lumley; lie J. R. Hughes, Bow Street; c T. E. Young. Three pounds early potatoes 1 and he E Edwards, Cross 2 W. J. Rowlands, Forge e J. R. Hughes, Bow Street. Twelve French beans 1 T. E. Young, 2 J. R. Hughes, he John Tudor, c W. II. Greep,
LLANILAR. DOG OR VAMPIRE, WHICH ?—The neighbourhood just now is greatly perturbed and exercised over an animal, or rather a beast of prey, supposed to be of the canine genus, which nightly prowls about in search of domestic game and animals, and already two calves, sixty sheep, and a large number of fowls have been sacrified to appease his sanguinary craving. So deftly does he extract the blood of its victims that one would be led to conclude it was the work of a skilful butcher. Sometimes portions of the flesh are eaten, but as a rule the carcase is left severely alone when all the blood has been drawn. Armed parties have undertaken nndnignt excursions in quest of the supposed witch-dog or vampire, bnt he eludes all their strategies and artifices, and evades all their best aimed shots. As a consequence, the farmers, perforce, house their flock at night. Superstitious tales are at a discount. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION.—A meeting was held at Carmel Chapel on Tuesday evening to consider Mr. Loxdale's reply to the petition which was presented to him in June last against religious instruction which obtained at that time at the Llanilar National School. Mr. Loxdale's reply, as interpreted by Mr. John Parry, resolved itself into the following proposal Instead of abolishing altogether religious teaching in the school, it was proposed to set aside three days a week for Scripture history pure and simple, and that the remaining two days be appropriated for Church catechism. But in order that the time set apart for the ordinary lessons might not be encroached upon, the school would in future be opened at 9 instead of as heretofore at 9.30. The attendance during this extra half-hour would be absolutely voluntary, the school proper commencing at 9.30 as usual. Subsequent speakers pointed out that as their great objection, viz.: compulsory attendance at catechism classes, had been removed they could see nothing in the proposal to cavil at or object to. It was therefore proposed by Mr. Daniel Morris, and seconded by Mr. J. Edwards, that the proposal be accepted, and this when put to the meeting, was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Parry was requested to acquaint Mr. Loxdale with the decision of the meeting, and also to thank him for his kindness in. and attention to the matter.
London Letter. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPOXDEXT.] London, Wednesday Afteruoon THE TRANSVAAL QUESTION. The general opinion here is that all hopes of a peaceful settlement of this momentous question are at an end. The dogs of war must soon be let loose, and the otiiv nhipnf. Mr. Chamberlain has is to stave off the worst for a couple of weeks, so to allow the British troops to get into position. So much for the diplomacy of the Birmingham screw- dealer. It has brought England face to face with one of the most unjustifiable wars ever waged-and all for what? To satisfy the greed of a hoard of capitalists, whose names stink in the nostrils of the British public. To satisfy the unholy ambitions of a batch of prim soldiers, routed at Majuba Hill. To add to the enormous territories of England a few square miles filled by Dutch farmers. The whole thing is a disgrace to the Par- liament of Great Britain. At best it was but a matter for a friendly consultation between an official or two from Capetown and an official or two from Pretoria. County Council officials have settled matters as im- portant, and here we are face to face with a. horrible war between two white races—said to be typical of the highest moral culture. p Birmingham screws are to be converted into Maxim guns. MR. DRYS ROBERTS. Mr. Bryn Roberts deserves well of his country for his manly fight against the rabid militarism of the press. He was one of the fiist to protest in the House of Commons against the plans and policies of Mr. Cham- berlain, and his opinions have undergone no change. His speech at Bangor was most timely in the face of the fact that. MPS*™ Brynmor Jones and Ellis Griffiths had, witli unpardonably bad taste, made the meetings of the Women's Liberal Association the platform of an unjust and malicious attack upon the Boers. Messrs. Jones and Griffiths will probably live to regret their ill-timed words. They may soon have to swallow them. THE GUILD OF GRADUATES. T hear that the annual meetings of the Guild of Graduates of the University of Wales are to be held at Bangor in the first week of Nov- Z:5 ember. The annual meeting is, as a rule, Z) held in April at each of tho nnnstihionf. .¿¿. v. U'4. v t) colleges in turn, but this year, owing to the sueldeu death of ]\lr. Thomas Ellis, the meet- ings were postponed for six months. It is probable that Professor J. E. Llovd, of Bangor, will be elected Warden for the ensuing two years in succession to the late Mr. Ellis. The series of reprints to be issued by the Guild are long in making their appeal auce, but I believe that the first volume of the works of Morgan Llwyd is to be published during the present week. The next books should not be delayed, as other- wise they are sure to suffer in point of cir- culation. DR. ISAMBARD OWEN. Dr. Isambard Owen has returned to town after a long cycling trip in France. He has been to see Principal Viriamu Jones, who was struck ill at Geneva, and I am glad to say that the latest reports show that the patient is improving. Dr. Owen has thrown himself with such self-sacrificing ardour into the concern of Welsh Education, that few are aware of the vast amount of work he ha. to do, both as a popular physician, and as Dean of St. George's Hospital. He has returned from his trip well braced up for another year's hard work. THE CHUPUT COLONY. The Government has not acceded to the requests of the delegates from the Welsh Colony at CllUput but neither have they turned a deaf ear to their demands. Mr. Benbow Phillips considers that the mission has been a partial success in so far as it has advertised the Colony, and made its exis- tence known to English people outside W ales. There is, undoubtedly, a great deal of truth in what Mr. Phillips says, but, for a Government which is capable of creating a bother like that in the Transvaal, I should have thought some drastic measures would have been employed to relieve the burden of the colonists. The report of Capt. Cochrane the Government Commissioner, has not yet been published, and for the present the hands of the friends of the Chuput Colony are tied but their grievances should not be forgotten when the proper time for stating them comes round.
Late Advertisements. Mining and Quarry Plant, Rails, It Machinery, Trams, Pumps, Waterwheels, Wrought and Cast-iron Scrap, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Brass, Hemp and Manilla Ropes, Ships, Sails, Anchors, Chains, Waste Rubber, &c-, &c. Highest Cash Prices.—Mc.Ilquham, Bridge End Stores, Aberystwyth. WAREHOUSE FOR SALE.—The Warehouse V formerly occupied by the late Mr. Rowland, Ironmonger, will shortly be offered for Sale by Auction. It is situated in the centre of the town of Aberystwyth, and is freehold. .1 y
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY. W heat made 5s to 5s 3d per 65 lbs barley, 3s 6d to 4s Od white oats,2s 9d to 3s Od black oats, 2s. 6d. to 2s 9d. Eggs, 8s 6dto9s per 120; Salt butter, lOd to Is. per lb.; fresh butter, lid. to 1/1. Fowls were sold at 3s 6d-to 4s Od per couple, chickens 3s 6d to 4s Od. Ducks, 4s 6d to 5s per couple. New Potatoes, 3s 3d to 3s 3d per cwt.
Births, marriages and Deaths. DEATHS. JONES.—September 15th, Jane Jones, wife of D. W. Jones, The Uplands, Lampeter, aged 52 years. WILLIAMS. September 15th, at Prospect-street, Aberystwyth, John Williams, of Liverpool, aged 32 years. SIIAND.Septe,mber 13th, Charlotte Abigail Waner Slmnd, widow of Samuel Waner Shaud, of Pen- parke, aged 80 years. JKNRINS.—September 13tli, Hugh Jenkins, son of David Jenkins, stonemason, Penparke, aged 11 months. MOKOANS.—September 15th, Eli/a he! h Morgans widow of Morgan Morgans, miner, Chalybeate Court, aged 58 years. Printed and Published by the Proprietor. GEORGE HEE, at the "WELSH GAZETTE" Printeries. Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in ;he County, of Cardigan, Thursday, September 21st 1099.