PONTRHYDYGROES. CONCERT.—On Saturday last, tea and concert was held in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel of the above place. In spite of the stormy weather both proved a grand success as regards finance and attendance. The tea was given gratis by the following ladies, assisted at the tables by several other ladies and gentlemen :—Mrs. Jones, Troedy- rhiw; Mrs. Jones, Glannant; Mrs. Davies, Llwyn- drain; Miss Davies and Mrs. Rees, Bwlcliyblaen Miss Capt. Owen; Mrs. Jenkins, New-row, and Mrs. Richards, Pantdail; Mrs. Jones, Factory; Misses Jones, Hafodgan Uchaf. The tables were most artistically decorated, and scores partook of the riches provided. At 7 p.m., a concert was held at the chapel, when a large audience had assem- bled, under the presidency of Dr. Morgan. Mount Hazel. Dr. Morgan is always ready to assist in any good cause, without regard to denomina- tionalism, and he contributed a substantial sum towards the Concert proceeds. The services oi Mr. Evans (Eos Dar), were secured and he delighted the congregation with his penillion singing. The harp, it is true, was con- spicuous by its absence, but Eos Dar was several times encored, and Miss Lloyd, Miner's Arms made up at the piano for the absence of the Iharp. Solos were also rendered by Miss Katie Pierce, Penllwyn, Mrs, Morgan, Ysbytty; Miss Hepburn, Hafod: Mr, Alfred Edwards, Lampeter Mr. Tom Pugh, Pont- rhydygroes; also duet by Mrs. Morgan land Miss Edwards trio by Mr. John Messer and party; a d several renderings by parties conducted by Mr. Davies, Ysbytty; and Mr. Saml. Davies, Hafod Edward: Miss Lloyd, Miner's Arms. and Master Charlie Pugh did splendid service as accompanists, A vote of thanks was cheeringly parsed to Dr. i ) Morgan, the accompanists, artistes, and aU who had I j given and assisted at the tables.
DOLGELLEY. REVISION.—Mr. D. A. Cult Williams, revising barrister, attended at the County Hall on Tuesday, when the usual routine of revision was gone through. Mr. K. Guthrie Jones, appeared on behalf of the Liberals, and Mr. J. Charles Hughes and Mr. H. H. Jones on behalf of the Conservatives. Two objections were made by the Liberals, both of which were sustained. SCHOLASTIC.—At the recent scholarship examina- tion held at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, we are glad to understand that Mr. Gwilym A. Edwards, from the County School, Dolgelley, has succeeded in gaining an exhibition of £20 for three years. In addition to this, Mr. Edwards holds the County Exhibition given by the Merioneth County Governing Body. CONCERT.—On Tuesday, Dr. Stephenson's choir of boys and girls from the Princess Alice Orphanage visited the town, and gave a concert at the Public Rooms. In the afternoon a special concert was given, when a large number of children and others attended. In the evening, in the unavoidable absence of the Mayor (J. Meyoick Jones, Esq., J.P.) the Rev. John Williams, B.A., presided. An interesting programme of anthems, action songs, trios, duetts, solos, and songs was gone through, and also selections on the carillons, sleigh bells, dulcimer, and tubephone. The hall was well filled, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. ST. JOH:S AMBULANCE-—We understand a move- ment is on foot for the purpose of holding a meeting to distribute the certificates, won by members of the class, held in this town last winter in connec- tion with St. John's Ambulance Association. The lecturer was Dr. Hugh Jones, who is an honorary life member of the Association and who has been for many years lecturing in this town, and has con- ducted the examinations at neigbouring districts. PRESENTATION CHAIR.—Mr. Owen Tudor, the vtell-known carver of this town has just completed the order of a carved oak chair which is to be pre- sented to Lord Castlereagh (son of the Marquis of Londonderry) on his coming of age. The carving on the chair is beautifully worked out, especially the Prince of Wales' feathers on the top, and the red dragon on the panel. Even the back of the chair has been carved, and it reflects great credit to the veteran carver of Dolgelley. PREACHING MEETING.— On Tuesday evening, and throughout Wednesday a preaching meeting was held at the Baptist Chapel, when the Revs Charles Davies, Cardiff, and Owen Davies, D.D. Carnarvon, official ed. The chapel was well filled, ,tnd tli(, was in power. Unfortunately the meeting clashed with the concert given by the Princess Alice Orphanage Choir which was held on Tuesday evening. ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS. The adjourned licensing sessions were held on Tuesday, when the following magistrates attended: Mr. C. E. Munro Edwards (chairman), Dr. Edward Jones, Dr. J. E. Jones, Messrs. C. E. J. Owen, J. -4eigh Taylor. Francis Evans. E. H. Davies, Edw. Griffith, 1L Wynne Williams, Thomas Edwards, R. M. Gibson, and Major Scott. CONGRATULATIONS. The Chairman said that before going on with the business -of the Court he wished to express, on behalf of his brother magistrates, their congraula- tions to Mr. W. R. Davies on his being able to appear in court after his prolonged illness, and they wished him a complete recovery. Mr. R Jones Griffith expressed similar feelings On behalf of the members of the legal profession. Mr. Davies thanked the Bench and the legal pro- fession for their kind sympathy, and said that he had received invariable kindness from them. MAINTENANCE ORDER. Mr. W. R. Davies, on behalf of the Guardians of the Poor, applied for a maintenance order against Henry Williams for the maintenance of his father, Richard Williams. The defendant consented to an order for the amount claimed by the Guardians, with costs. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASE. David Roberts, Caegwyn, was charged with neglecting to send his children to school. Mr, W. R. Davies, clerk of the Guardians appeared to prosecute. Mr. W. H. Williams, school attendance officer, proved the case, and said that two of the children had only attended once during the month, and the other had not attended at all. Mrs. Roberts, the wife of the defendant, said that the reason that the children had not attended was ill-health, bad weather, and that they had been helping with the harvest. Defendant was fined 5s. inclusive of costs, and was seriously cautioned by the benjli. JURY LISTS. The Jury lists of the various parishes in the Petty Sessional Division were presented and sworn by the different overseers. THE GOLDEN LION ROYAL HOTEL. Mr. Samuel Moss, M.P., barrister (instructed by Mr. R. Jones Griffith), appeared to apply for the renewal of the licence of the Golden Lion Royal Hotel. Mr. William George, Criccieth, said he appeared to object to the renewal on behalf of the Revs. John Williams, B.A., Evan Roberts, R. G. Roberts, and Peter Jones. Mr. Moss said that Mr, George had to prove notice of objection first. Rev. John Williams, B.A., gave evidence that he had sent objection (a copy of which was presented) by registered post. Cross-examined by Mr Moss, Mr. Williams said that he saw the notice required by the three other gentlemen. He was the only one that formally objected at the licensing sessions; but the other gentlemen were in court prepared to object; but he was the only one that made objection excepting the objection made by the Bench. The other gentlemen were co-operating with him in their objection. Mr. Moss enquired if the clerk had given notice of objection to license when the clerk replied that he had not. Mr. Moss then said that the committee had no jurisdiction and had no alternative but to grant the license. First of all, lie held that the notice of objection presented was bad in toto. Mr. Williams, when he objected at the licensing sessions, objected on his own account, but now the notice of objection had been signed by three other persons, which made the notice bad. Again, the Act of Parlia- ment provided that in a case when the justices agreed to adjourn a case somebody must give notice on their behalf to the licensee to appear in the adjourned sessions. Mr. Moss then quoted .certain cases to prove this, and said that no notice had been served, and therefore the bench had no jurisdiction, and they were persons applying for a renewal of a license without any notice of objection been given them, and the bench had no power to do anything but to renew the license. He for- mally asked for a renewal of the license. Mr. George then addressed the bench in reply to Mr. Moss, He said that the objection was made at the Licensing Session by Mr. Williams on behalf of the Free Church Council, and these gentlemen whose names were appended to the notice were members of the Free Church Council. But assum- ing they had no right to object, they were quite ready to have it treated as a notice by Mr. Williams himself. As to the other objection by Mr. Moss he admitted that it was a substantial objection. Apparently there had been some misapprehension in regards to the notice. The magistrates, when they adjourned the case at the Licensing Sessions, evidently intended that a notice should be given. 'The Bench had thought well to object to the license at the Licensing Sessions, and surely they would not let a trivial matter prevent them from getting satisfaction. <. The Chairman said that the objection made at the Session was to the tap-room, and not to the license to the hotel. Mr. George said that many expressed dissatis- faction at the way this tap room was conducted Mr. Moss told Mr. George that lie ought to call. evidence to prove it. Mr. George: I will. One thing at a time, please. Continuing, Mr. George said his contention was that when the case was adjourned the Bench in- tended that notice should be given. That was the intention of the Bench when the case was adjourned. Mr. Moss could not see how Mr. George was able to know. He was not able to see inside the magistrates' brains. Dr. Edward Jones said the objection was made in regard ,to the tap room. They had no intention of objecting to the license of the hotel, only in regard to the tap room, and they had adjourned till that day so that they could have Mr. Sheriff Roberts present, and they had succeeded in their object. He knew Mr. Roberts, and believed him to a gentleman who wished to do what was right. --vs Hot right to have such a tap room in con- Acith a respectable hotel. The magistrates 'sensing Session had gone into vote on ,4 and decided in favour of adjouring in Mr. Roberts present, and they had p their object, and he was not quite .,r this did not overweigh Mr. Moss's Their idea of having Mr. Sheriff sent was to bring other impression than T upon nim,—there were the interests of ai-i(I neighbourhood, and what they It h, to do if he would not agree to close the •• altogether was to close it in the evening. .orge then referred to the report of the ■iffeHnp' in the Welsh Gazette,' and referred jjyyVily to the Chairman's remark that it would "^fetter to give notice to close the tap-room alto- gether. When the bench had publicly expressed themselves that way he hoped that they would not let a trivial matter prevent them doing so. If they did not see their way to do so they could adjournsoastogivenotice. Mr. Moss held they could not adjourn further s, than Septemder, that meant the next day or day after. I Dr. Edward Jones then asked if Mr. Roberts did not respond to their appeal. Mr. Moss said that Mr. Roberts by his advice refused to comply. The magistrates then retired, and when they re- turned in a few minutes' time, the chairman said they felt that there was some irregularity as to notice, and they were unanimous in renewing the licence, and expressed their hope that the taproom would be carefully conducted. They had no evi- dence that it was not, but they expressed a hope that it would be properly conducted. Mr. Moss said that lie had to protest on behalf of Mr. Roberts against such charges as were made against the place which appeared in the papers. They were quite ready at any time to listen to any suggestions made by the Bench, but he emphati- cally denied the truth of the statements made, which were entirely untrue. At the same time all that could be done would be done. THE TALBOT HOTEL—AGAIN REFUSED. Mr. Moss applied for a renewal of the licence of the Talbot Hotel to Edward Foulkes, and said this was a case where there was no objection. Mr. George said lie appeared to object. This case was gone into at the last court, when they had an application for a transfer to Edgar Richards. Mr. Moss said that Mr. George had no locus standi in this case. The Chairman.—Who do you appear for in this case, Mr. George ? Mr. George.—I appear for the same party all the time, Sir (laughter). Mr. Moss objected to Mr. George appearing for a vague number of persons. Mr. George held they had no application before them—that this was no bona fide application. Foulkes was not a tenant at present of the Talbot. Mr. Moss said the objection made at the last court was to Richards, and he now applied for a renewal to the old tenant-Foulkes. Dr. Edward Jones said the bench were unanimous in their decision that the house was not required, and it was decided to do away with it altogether. After some legal arguments between Mr. George and Mr. Moss, the bench retired to consider their verdict, and upon their return to the court, The Chairman said the Bench had decided to refuse the renewal of the licence. Mr. Moss then said he formally applied for a renewal to the present licensee, Edgar "Richards, and quoted certain authorities to prove he could do so. After some further legal arguments between the advocates as to the right of the applicant, and as to Mr. George's locus standi, the Bench decided to hear Mr. George. The Rev. John Williams, B.A., was then called, who said that he knew the Talbot, and knew the wants of the town. In his opinion this house was not required. There was another public house next door to it, and six or seven others in close proximity to it. He had seen Mr. Richards that morning, and lie had told him that he was leaving the town, but did not say how soon. Whilst Mr. Williams was giving evidence Mr. Moss was busy collecting his papers, and at the finish he said he was taking no part in the case, he was only making a formal application, and then left the room, and the case dropped. GWERNAN VILLA HOTEL. Mr. James Morris, Blaenau Festiniog, then made an application for a license to J. E. Fox, the present occupier of Gwernan Villa Hotel. He said that application was made at the last court for a renewal of the license to David Roberts, which the bench refused. He now applied for a license to Mr. Fox who was the present occupier, and he was not aware there was any objection to it, Mr. George said he appeared to object to it. Mr. James Morris then proceeded to say that Mr. Fox although he did not live there all the time was the occupier. But he intended as soon as it was put into repair to go there to live. This was not a house that was used by local tipplers, but a house for the use of the visitors who climbed Cader Idris. It was a house that was respectably kept and they had not a singular complaint against it since the license was first granted. The Chairman said this was a case in which the license had been refused at the last court. Mr. James Morris said that was so, but it had been refused to David Roberts, but he now applied for a renewal to the presedt tenant, and then pro- ceeded to call evidence. Isaac H. Evans said he had acted as guide for 20 years. Knew the house well. Seen visitors making use of the house—very few passed it without making use of it. If there was any hotel in the county wanted that was. Had accompanied .1 ustice Bruce and five other gentlemen up Cader Idris and he made use of it, and they had apart- ments there (laughter)- Justice Bruce made a re- mark to the effect that it was a mercy to have such a house (laughter). He had not heard any com- plaint as to the house. Knew visitors to be staying there. Cross-examined by Mr. George Visitors wanted refreshments — brandy and that sort of thing (laughter.) Mr. George: You have made good use of this house, I believe?—Yes, often. Mr. George Ah, yes. You are not a teetotaller, I believe?—Oh! dear no (laughter). Mrs Emma Evans, late tenant, said she sold this house to Mr Fox. She had been living in the house for 9 years. Many visitors came there. The busiest time was July, August and September. It was largely used by visitors. Had heard no com- plaint as to the house. Cross-examined by Mr. George Was there last in May. The new part of the house was fit for habitation. Did not know if Mr. Fox lived there. David Roberts lived there now. Hugh Williams, carpenter, Dolgelley, said that since the last meeting he had taken contracts for repairs to the house, and described the repairs to be made. Cross-examined by Mr. George The gable end leaks. Was there last about nine days previous. David Roberts was living there then. David Roberts said that he was the tenant up to the last week. He was not the present occupier. He was living there now as a caretaker. He signed the paper handed in surrendering the rights of tenancy. Cross-examined by Mr. George He signed the paper the previous Thursday. Mr. Fox had asked him to sign it, and explained it to him. When he made the application at the last court he was under wage as he was now. He was in the same position with Mr. Fox all the time. Mr. George did not address the Bench nor call witnesses. The Bench retired, and upon their return said they unanimously refused the renewal.
BALA SOIREE.—On Monday evening at the vestry room of the Independent Chapel a soiree was held to welcome the Rev. T.Talwyn Phillips and Mrs. Phillips also to present gifts to them on the occasion of their marriage. The tea, which was provided from 6 to 8 p.m., was given by a few lady members of the church, and it was very well attended, all of whom did full justice to the good things placed before them. At 8 o'clock at the chapel a public meeting was held, Mr. J. Parry, Glantegid (secretary of the church), presiding. The meeting commenced with a song by Mr. T. Jones, after which the chairman gave a very interesting address. In the course of his address he said we were there that evening to present Mr. and Mrs. Philips and also to welcome Mrs. Philips amongst us. He had great pleasure in calling upon Mrs. Williams, Tawelgan. to make the presentation. Mrs. Williams in a few suitable words presented Mr. and Mrs. Philips on behalf of the church, with a handsome marble clock, a pair of ornaments, and a cheque. Mr. Phillips thanked the subscribers kindly on his behalf and Mrs. Philips. He said he had many occasions to give thanks before, but he never had occasion to thank with his heart so full as he bad that night. Mrs. Philips also came forward (at the chairman's invitation), and thanked all for their great kind- ness, and kind wishes towards her. The chairman invited the bards to come forward and many re- sponded, after which the Rev, W. Pari Huws, Dolgelley. spoke in a few well chosen words. He said lie knew Mr. Philips for the past 20 years, and he had always found him to be a true friend, whether in joy or sorrow, he had found him alike, as to Mrs. Philips he spoke of her as one, suitable to the position she has just entered upon, and may they enjoy a long life of happiness and usefulness, and may God's blessing rest upon them.
BARMOUTH. THE SEASON.—The season is practically at an end. The wretched weather we have been recently experiencing has driven people away from sight of the chilly ocean waves to cosy hearthstones in Midland towns. But no one need complain, for the season has been a record one. Miss COBBE'S OFFER.—On Tursday evening a large number of the ratepayers of Barmouth assembled in the Board Schoolroom for the purpose of having explained to them the scheme of the proposed new library. Major C. A. Corder pre- sided. Miss Cobbe's generous offer has been received with the utmost satisfaction, and it was no wonder that the meeting was favourable to the scheme. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.—The harvest festival in connection with the above church were held on Sunday, when the services were as follows :—Eight а.m., Holy Communion; 11, matins and sermon; б.30, evensong and sermon. The preacher was the Rev. Richard Seddon, rector of Chelsmarsh, whose discourses were thoroughly appreciated by large congregations. The offerings were on behalf of the funds of the Dolgelley Grammar School. CHARITY.—The Wesleyan Chapel wes crowded on Monday evening on the occasion of a concert given by a choir of girls and boys from the Princess Alice Orphanage, Birmingham. They gave a selection ol sacred, classic and popular music, and performed on carillons, sleigh bells, dulcimers, and the tube- phone. The youthful performers acquitted them- selves in a most creditable fashion, and it is evident that their training is of a very careful and thorough nature. The audience showed their appreciation by frequent applause. During the evening Rev. T. Bunbridge (reputation) delivered a very interest- ing address, illustrative of the work done, and he succeded in winning the sympathies of his listeners. On Sunday the services at the chapel were con- ducted by Mr. Bunbridge, and collections were made on behalf of the Orphanage, which realised a substantial amount.
LAMPETER. SUCCESS,—At Sandy (Bedfordshire) Annual Poultry Show held early this month, Mr. William Taylor. of Fern Cottage, Falcondale, scored another point in his favour as a breeder of Orpingtons. He secured two third prizes in the open cockerel and pullet classes respectively. The cockerel, which was only 7 months old, and which possessed a mag- nificent head, was claimed by Mr. William Cook, of Orpington, Kent, the originator of the Orpingion fowl, at the catalogue jjrice of £ 2. MARRIAGE.—On Saturday last, at Soar chapel in this town, the marriage took place of Mr. David Davies, of 16, Cwrt-ucha terrace, Port Talbot, rail- way signalman, and Miss Eleanor Davies, of North Road, in this town. The bride, who was prettily attired, was given away by her brother, Mr. Joshua Davies, of Facliddu, Llanfairclydogau, and Revs. E. Evans and R. C. Jones officiated. Both bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many useful presents. SALE.-On Wednesday, the 20tli inst., Mr. Stephen H. Evans conducted a successful sale of household furniture and effects at Benin House, in this town. The furniture, which was of a first-class order, belonged to Mr. J. E. Phillips, a graduate of SL Davi l's College, who is leaving the town. ACCIDENT.—On Thursday morning last whilst Mi. Morgan Rees, in the employ of Mr. Wm. Jones, butcher, of this town, was proceeding with a horse and trap to Ystrad on his master's business in turn- ing round the bend of the road close to Dderigoch Bridge was met by the Aberayron mail driven by Mr, Owen Davies. Morgan, who was on the wrong side of the road, injtrying to avoid a collision got confused and turned his horse to the right with the result that the shaft entered the side of Owen's right horse which died soon afterwards. Mr. Wm. Jones visited the spot and louad that his servant was at fault, and, as a gentleman that he is, said, that he would be responsible for Owen's loss and in the afternoon paid him the price asked for "Jack." PROPOSED ASSOCIATION OF OLD LAMPETER BOYS.—" A native writes from Glamorganshire May I ask the use of your columns to suggest the desirability of forming an Association of old Lam- peter boys ? That such a Society would be a source of pleasure to the members, of profit to the town, can, I think' be very easily demonstrated. When asked, therefore, what justification there can be for adding to the number of present societies such an one as suggested here, my reply would be (a) that it would preserve and promote the friendships and associations of our earlier years. What a joy one would therefore reap in meeting, say, once a year at a convivial gathering to recall our early exploits and talk over present experiences. (b) We might find a way of helping each other in life's work and finding suitable spheres of labour for aspiring Lampeter lads and lasses. As brio-lit lads leave Lampeter, as any town of its size in Wales; yet they are not as high up in their callings as lads of other towns. With little mutual loyalty there is no reason why Lampeterians should not ascend as high as the youths and maidens of other towns in the medical, clerical, political, or journal- istic profession. Those who have left Lampeter could do a great deal through such an association to find suitable openings in banks, shops, domestic service, &c., for those who are now at home wait- ing something to turn up, as Micawber would say. (c) Lampeter is one of the finest spots in Wales for that growing class of holiday seekers who want a changc of air and peaceful rest. Such a society as the one proposed would find an outlet for its energies and do a great deal to help the Lampeterians to make both ends meet and make a fortune by quietly advocating as opportunity offered the advantages of Lampeter as a summer resort. Much more might be said, but enough, I think, has been said to show the directions in which the society might be enjoyable and influential. I will only add that I have mentioned the proposal lately to several I Old Boys' whom I have casually met in the various large English centres, and they all praise the scheme warmly and it is at their sug- gestion I now write." BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of the Board was held at the Board Room on Friday the 22nd instant. Present: John Fowden (chairman), Rev R. C. Jones and John Davies, Lampeter; Samuel Davies, Bettws Bledrws; David Davies, Cellan; David Price, Lampeter Rural; B. J. Evans, Llanfairclydogau; William Jones, Llangybi; James Jones and B. Davies Evans. Llanwenog T. H. R. Hughes, Llanwnen; John G. Marsden, Silian; John Davies, Llanybyther Lewis Davies, Llanycrwys; D. H. James, and John Thomas, Llanllwni; William Edwards and David Evans, Pencarreg. OUT RELIEF. Out relief administered during the past fortnight was per Mr. David Parry, iE36 10s Od to 149 paupers per Mr. David Evani, L37 9s Od to 136 paupers. Number in the House corresponding period last year. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 18;, corresponding period last year 14. FLUSHING TANK. The report of the House Committee recommend- ing the construction of a tank for storing water to flush the drains under the House was read and adopted. TITHE RENT-CHARGE (RATES) ACT 1899. A resolution moved by Mr. B. J. Evans, and seconded by Mr. James Jones was carried in favour of repealing the recent Tithe Rent-Charge (Rates) Act. PROVISIONS. The following tenders for the supply of provisions &c to the House for the half year ending Lady- day next were accepted viz. meat, Mrs. Thomas, Harford Square; grocery, Messrs. Stephen and Davies, Pontfaen Stores; drapery, Mr. S. Davies- Emporium; coal, Messrs J. Davies and Son, Station Yard boots, Mr. Joseph Davies, Cambrian Factory; milk, Mr. Thomas Davies, Lock and Key.
LLANFARIAN. CHANCERY SCHOOL.—A most enjoyable tea and cake were given by the members of the Llany- chaiarn School Board to the children attending the above school on Friday afternoon last. The ladies presiding at the tables were Mrs. Richards, the chairman of the board, Mrs. Llewelyn Davies, Llwynteg; Mrs. Jones Pengraig; Miss Edwards, Glanrhos, and Miss Morgans, Cefnmulgoed. Prizes for drawing were given to the best standard by Mrs. Leir, Cwmcoedwig;, for writing by Miss Annie Davies, Y Glyn;, for attendiance during the last half year by Mrs. Richards, Bryneithin. Mrs. Captain Lewis gave ten shillings to be distributed for geography and reading in the future. A vote of thanks was proposed by the head teacher and seconded by the school children to the School Board for the delicious viands of which they had fully partaken, and was passed with acclamation. A vote of thanks also was proposed by Mr. Jones, Llwynteg, and seconded by Mr. E. P. Jones, M.A., B.D., and supported by the Rev. Richard Lewis, the Vicar, to the ladies for presiding at the tables, and to Mrs. Richardes, Mrs. Leir, Mrs. Captain Lewis, and Miss Annie Davies for their valuable prizes to the school children. The rest of the afternoon was spent by the children in racing and jumping in the field of Brynyrychen, which was kindly lent by Mr. Jones. Prizes were given to each winner by Mrs. Richardes and Miss Annie Davies. The weather was favourable, and every- thing passed off in the best manner possible. Miss Davies, Y Glyn, has promised prizes to each standard for the best conduct until the end of the next half year.
ABERDOVEY. SCHOOL BOARD.—Mr. Mr. William Jones, corn merchant, has been appointed a member of the School Board in the room of the Rev. J. O. Thomas. SALE OF FURNITURE.—On Friday, the 22nd inst, Messrs. Daniel, Son and Meredith, Auctioneers, Aberystwyth and Towyn, conducted a successful sale of furniture at Bryneglwys, Aberdovey, the property of Mr. Hipkiss. THE COMMONS.—Mr. Chubb, the secretary of the Natioral Society for the Preservation of Com- mons, paid a visit to this place the other day, and inspected the Commons, and interviewed some of the leading ratepayers on the subject of encroach- ment. STRANGE AND TRUE.—At the Diocesan Con- ference at Machynlleth last week, the Rev. R. Davies, Towyn, stated that the National Schools were not doing a quarter of the work which they ought to do." Mr. Davies might have honestly added that the rest of the work—three fourths—is done by the Board Schools; and that the best thing would be to let them do the whole by giving them every help in the way of extension of buildings. Mr. Davies knows something about the excellent work and method of the Board Schools and his timely rebuke at the Conference was not made in ignorance. STORMY WEATHER.—In common with other places on the coast very rough weather has been experienced here of late, several steamers and sailing vessels having been delayed in consequence. The tides, owing to their being forced by the strong wind, rose to a considerable height, but fortunately no damage is reported. The s.s. Planet," which arrived here on Sunday morning with a cargo of sleepers for the Cambrian Railway Company, reports having encountered terrific weather in the English Channel, and had to take shelter at Portland, and again at St. Tudwal's Roads, whence she was brought here by one of the Aberdovey pilots. SHOOTING.—Mr. Bayliss, a gentleman residing at Gogarth, whilst in pursuit of game on Wednesday, the 20th inst., shot a fine woodcock. Sportsmen say that it is only in rare cases they come across these birds so early in September. The gentleman referred to bad a singular experience about three weeks ago. When out by himself shooting in the Woodlands, he suddenly met), young fox, three- quarters grown, walking about in broad daylight, whereupon Mr. Bayliss took aim, and promptly fired, and in less time than it takes to write these lines Reynard was dead to the great delight of the neighbouring farmers, whose stock had recently been plundered. SHIPPING.—Great excitement prevailed here on Tuesday evening of last week, when it became known that the s.s. Turquoise," laden with cement, was entering the Harbour during a moderate gale from N.N.W. The sea was too rough for the pilots to meet the steamer at the bar as usual, consequently the captain had no alterna- tive, but to enter the estuary without them. The tide was running in rapidly at the time, and to make matters worse it was getting dark and rain- ing heavily. The steamer, owing to the force of wind and tide, failed to berth at the landing stage, and drifted up to Penhelig, coming in contact with the steam launch Margery." Capt. David Jones, seeing the perilous position of the steamer, and fearing a collision would ensue, promptly loosed his yacht and fishing boat from their respective moorings, and brought them to a place of safety. Meanwhile the crew of the steamer dropped their anchor, thereby canting her, and eventually succeeded in bringing the steamer to the stage without further mishap. The affair caused con- siderable excitement among the inhabitants and visitors, scores of whom witnessed it from the Promenade. A MOHSEL FOH REFLECTION.—At a meeting of ratepayers at Ashton-on-Mersey last week, Mr. John Shaw, chairman of the Ashton District Council, proposed that in the opinion of that meeting it was expedient that a School Board be formed for the parish. There had been canvassers, he said, going about among the ratepayers of the parish endeavouring to get from them definite promises that they would contribute a certain sum per annum in support of a so-called Voluntary school, in order to stave off the so-called evil day of the establishment of a School Board. He did not com- plain of that, but he did complain that the can- vassers had flagrantly exaggerated the cost of a school board. Elementary education should be controlled and governed by lepresentatives of the ratepayers. Mr. W. H. Thomas, a Churchman, thirty years a Sunday school teacher, and a sub- scriber to Church and other schools, supported the resolution. It was utterly impossible, he declared, for Voluntary schools to compete with Board schools. THE SCHOOL BOARD.—The topic of the day at this place is the proposed extension of the School Board. The project has caused considerable flutter, especially in the Outla-nders' camp. At a meeting of the Board last week a deputation, con- sisting of Mr. C. Macartney-Filgate, Dr- Kershaw, Mr. A. C. Anwyl, Llugwy, Rev. W. M. Roberts, Captain Enoch Lewis, and Captain Bell, appeared before the Board to protest against the proposed extension to the Aberdovey Board School. The deputation was introduced by the Rev. J. Rowlands, M.A., Vicar.—Mr. Macartney-Filgate, who acted as spokesman, said, in the course of his address that at a recent meeting by the narrow majority of one, the Board proposed to commit itself to a line of conduct whichibad given rise to considerable—he might say universal— disssatisfaction. Three members were for the extension and three against, and the motion was carried by the casting vote of the late chairman. The wisdom of forcing through such a questionable measure with such a narrow majority in itself opened up a considerable field for argument. How much more must that be the case when the rate- payers learned that the casting vote for a measure, which thus seriously affected their pockets, was given by a gentleman who was no longer a resident and who was not even a ratepayer. That was one side of the question, but there was another side. All would allow that their rates were excessive, and few would deny that the financial burden at present imposed on the shoulders of the luckless ratepayer was becoming well nigh intolerable. He had heard that the great point was that the National School had a room where there was a concert platform, and the Board School had not, and in the minds of some it seemed to be an idea that the question of extension simply meant a room where entertainments could be held in the Board School (laughter). Dr. Kershaw said he understood there was accommodation at the school for 160 children, and that the average attendance bad been 130, so that as a matter of fact there was accommodation for 30 more children. The rates had greatly increased at Aberdovey lately. Mr. Anwyl, Llugwy, said that as to the extension of the Aberdovey Board School it was decided to carry it out by the casting vote of the late chairman who was merely a lodger, who did not pay any rates. It was very easy for such people to spend the ratepayers' money without any consideration. As to the proposed school at Pantperthog he believed it would be bettes to send the children to either Corris or Machynlleth. A discussion having arisen as to the necessity of the extension the clerk read the following extract from the Inspector's report in regard to the Aberdovey School Another class room to relieve, the school main room is greatly needed. I am to inquire whether the Board will proceed to provide one." Another discussion arose on the meaning of the Inspector's words. The Rev. J. Rowlands did not seem to think that the Inspector's recommendation was imperative. Other members, however, thought it advisable to carry out the requirements. When put to the vote the Messrs. W. Jones,. E. Rowlands. E. L. Rowland, and the chairman,, voted for the original resolution, and the Revs. J. Rowlands and R. Davies for an amendment to rescind it. The plans were referred to. the local managers of the Aberdovey Board, School for- their considera- tion.
AR THOG. ACCIDENT.—On Monday,, John Davies, a plate- layer, living at Murneuadd Friog, and working on A.rthog length, met with a serious accident, which might have proved instantaneously fatal. He with his fellow-workmen were racing along the line in the direction of Barmouth Junction, to shelter from the heavy rain. wben they were overtaken un- awares by the 3-30 express from Dolgelley, and John Davies who was running along the slipper end, was caught by the passing train and struck down. His arm was fearfully mangled and. bis side bruised. He was taken home on a stretcher, and Dr. Hugh Jones, Dolgelley, was immedJiately summoned. At present, he is lying in a critical condition, but under the careful treatment of Dr. Hugh Jones, we hope he will have a speedy recovery.
TREFEIRIG. SCHOOL BOAIID.-The monthly meeting was held at the School Board on the 19th inst., when the following were present: Messrs. J. Richards (pre- siding), Hev. D. C. Davies, Rev. H.Evans, D. James, Edward Edwards, and W. James (clerk). After the ordinary business was disposed of Mr. Edward Edwards proposed, and Mr. David James seconded, and it was passed unanimously, that Mr. Richard Thomas, Alltfadog, be elected to fill the vacancy on the board. The revision of the bye-laws was postponed pending further information on the subject. The chairman and clerk were deputed to sign the agreement with Sir Pryce-Pryee, Bart, re the water supply at the school. A number of cases of bad attendance was dealt with and instructions given for them to appear before the feoard at the next meeting,
Lampeter Agricultural Show. The Twenty-third Annual Show of the Lampeter Agricultural Society was held on Wednesday, and was very largely attended, as usual. The Committee, with Mr. J. C. Harford as chairman, worked hard and diligently to sustain the reputation of the society and its annual exhibition, which is now reckoned to be one of the most important events of the year in a far wider district than that of Lampeter only. The committee have effected many minor improvements, the introduction of the turnstile proved a great advantage. Early in the afternoon an untoward incident occurred. A large crowd was awaiting admittance outside the main entrance, and some "ardent young blood among them, getting impatient, tried to force their way in, and the crowd, pressing vigorously from behind, the gate gave way, and scores of people rushed into the field without pay- ing. The services of several policemen were at once requisitioned, but so great,was the crowd and so determined were some young spirits not to budge an inch that the utmost difficulty was ex- perienced in keeping them back. However, order was restored in the end. The officers for the year were President: Capt. B. Davies Evans, Highmead Vice-presidents Messrs. F. A. Gerwyn Jones, Pantglas, and Capt. E. D. W. Evans, Cammant Hall; Chairman of Coiiiiiiitt ee: Mr. J. C. Harford, Falcondale vice-chairman: Mr. T. H. R Hughes, Xeuaddfawr; Treasurer Mr. I). Jones, Old Bank; Secretary, Mr. D. Evans, Old Bank. The Judges were Black Cattle Mr. W. G. James, Pantyphillips, Twrbach, Fishguard Coloured Cattle' Mr. Evan Jones, Manoravon; Horses and Ponies adapted for Agricultural purposes, Mr. E. H. Jones. The Bank, Pool Quay, Welshpool; Horses and Cobs adapted for riding or driving, Mr. T. D. John Chal- dean. Stud Farm, St. Pagans Short Wool Sheep, Mr. John Phillips, Caerlleon, Whitland; Highland and Mountain Sheep and Pigs, Mr. John Jones, Central Buildings, Llandudno; Butter and Cheese, \Ir. Evan Rees, Park Buildings, Swansea; Garden Produce, Mr. J. L. Pickard, U.C.W., Aberystwyth; General Green Crops, Mr. J. Allen Murray, U.C.W., Aber- ystwyth; Jumping Competition, Mr. J. ('. Ilarford, Lampeter. Stewards; Black cattle Messrs. D. D. Jones, Cwm mawr; and J. Lloyd, Nanthenfoel. Coloured cattle Messrs. Dan Jenkins, Pentrefelin and J. I). Lloyd, Dolgwm House. Agricultural horses and ponies Messrs. Jenkin Jenkins, Glanwern Thomas Owen, Stationmaster; and John W. Hughes. Nant- henfoel. Horses adapted for riding or driving, and cobs Messrs. D. Williams, Maescanol; S. D. Jones, Peterwell; and W. Doran, High street. Sheep: Messrs. D. J. Williams, Harford Square J. E. Lloyd, Dolgwmucha and Evan Evans, Dderwendeg. Pigs Messrs. Daniel Watkins, Solicitor; and E. J. Davies, Pentrefelin Cellan. Butter and clieese Messrs. Evan Davies, Beech House; and Thomas Hughes, College street. Garden produce: Messrs. John Worthington, Bridge street; J. D. A. Ellis, High street; and William Davies. Jumping competition D. J. Davies, M.R.C.V.S.; and Thomas R. Davies, Castell. The general steward was Mr. T. H. It Hughes, Neuadd fawr; and the veterinary surgeon, R. D. Williams, M.R.C.V.S., Aberystwyth." The committee was composed of "the following gentlemen:—Chairman, J. C. Harford, Esq., Falcon- dale; Vice-Chairman: T. H. R. Hughes, Esq Xeuaddfawr; Lieut,-Col. Lewes, Llanlear; Col. Evans, Highmead; Major Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron Mr. J. E. Rogers, Abermeurig; Mr, M. Vaughan- Davies, M.P. Mr M. Inglis Jones, Derry Ormond; Mr. John Fowden, Bank Hall; MI", Charles Lloyd, Waunifor; Captain B. Davies-Evans, Highmead; Captain E. D. W. Evans, Camnant Hall; Messrs. Lewis Davies, Gelly; David Davies, Velindre C. F. Davies, Froodvale D. W. E. Rowlandsr The Garth D, J. Williams, Abercoed John Evans, Pontfaen; J. Jenkins, Blaenplwyf Rees Davies, Bridge-street D. Lloyd, Solicitor; D. P. Jones, RhydygofTimothy Davies, Brongest; John Jones, TynlofftJ, W, Evans, Medical Hall; R. Evans, Chemist; D. James, White Hall; W. Cotterell, Derry Ormond: Evan Hughes, Xanthenfoel"; William Davies, Ffynonfair; D. S. Davies, Bryndulas; John Davies, Riiiwonen D. E. Davies, Gelly; Walter Davies, London House John Rees, Dolgwmisaf Samuel Davies, Coedpark ;■ David Davies, Tyncoed; David Price, Fronpedr; Joseph Price, Gwarcoed; Thomas Lloyd, Solicitor ;■ Thos. Owen, station-master; J. D. Jenkins, Noddfa; William Lloyd, Llundainfach James Moffat, Falcon- dale Daniel Jenkins, Pentrefelin; David Davies, Queen's Arms B. J. Evans, Llanfairfach Jenkin Lloyd, Pant Farm; William Jones, Cwm W. D. Rees, Tycerig John Evans, Maespwll; J. W. Davies, Llangybi; G. Griffiths, Dolau; David Griffiths, Ffrwd Watkin Jones, Gellygwenin Herbert Lloyd, Olmarch; B. Lloyd, Dolgwmuchaf; John Price, Boidie; Thomas Evans, Greengrove; Rees Evans, Cwmmynach J. J. Davies, Blaenwaun D. P. Davies, M.R.C.V.S., Lampeter David Jones, Llwynieir; T. R. Edwards, Castell; Thomas Griffiths, Royal George; S. V. Davies, Pontfaen Shop; William Jones, Pen- Ilwyn; Thomas Davies, Pen coed; Tom Davies, Pistilleinon; D. D. Jones, Cwmmawr; D. Lloyd Lewis, N. P. Bank S. D. Jones, Peterwell; B. Rees, Glanteify; T. Jones, Caerfoel; Evan Evans, Maes- mynach: Daniel Watkins, Solicitor; D. T. Williams, Harford Square M. L. Whitworth, N. P. Bank; M, D. Roberts, N. P. Bank; J. M. Jones, L. & P. Bank S. H. Evans, Auctioneer; Treasurer, Mr. David Jones, Old Bank Secretary Mr. David Evans, Old Bank. The total entries numbered 613, as compared with 632 last year, the decrease was in the garden pro- duce, which is easily accounted for by the unfavour- able season. In the entries for horses and sheep there were increases, but the number of cattle exhibited in both classes was smaller than last year. But the entries for horses showed an increase of 12 and sheep, four. There was a slight increase in the butter and cheese section, and the green crops showed an increase of four entries. Judging was timed to commence at 11 o'clock, but about that time it began to rain heavily, the consequence being that the work of judging had to be delayed consider- ably. THE LUNCHEON. The luncheon which was served in a tent on the field was presided over by Mr. J. C. Harford (Falcon- dale), who was supported on his left by Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan, M P., and on his right by Air. B. Davies- Evans (Highmead). After the luncheon several toasts were submitted. The loyal toast having been honoured. Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. gave "Success to the Society." He humourously remarked that the Chairman ought to have hesitated before asking him to propose the toast, for speeches were to be short, and it was said that when a lawyer began to speak no one knew when he would sit down (laughter). He remembered being at an eisteddfod some years ago, when, owing to a gentleman whose presence was necessary not having turned up, one of the officials said to him Do you mind speaking for an hour or so?" (laughter). He (Mr. Morgan) replied that his capacity for speaking was somewhat limited, Oh replied the official members of your profession can speak for hours without stating a single argument (laughter). He evidently did not entertain a very high opinion of the profession. Proceeding the hon member said he was always extremely cautious as to what he said on occasions such as these, because in proposing a similar toast in the county ofjCarmarthen a few years ago he was weak enough in an unguarded moment to make the admission that he knew noth- ing about practical agriculture, and when the general election came round that was used against him by his political opponents who said that he was unfit to represent the county (laughter). He made up his mind that if he. ever referred again to the qualifications he would begin by saying that nobody possessed greater qualifications than he did himself (laughter). Proceeding, he said this was the first time lie had had the pleasure of attending the Lampeter Show, and he must say itwats a surprise to him that they had such an excellent show. He hoped it would go on prospering by leaps and bounds, and that as each year passed it would be found that the success of the show continued. Such shows, no doubt, did a large amount of good by teaching farmers and impressing upon -them the necessity of breeding better stock. He was glad to find in that district butter factories had been established, and that great efforts had been made to induce farmers to breed better stock than in the past. He was con- vinced it was by this means that the farmers would be able to see better times. If they were content to go on in the old way of their fathers and grand- fathers they would be left, in the lurch in the long run. He had great pleasure in proposing Success to the Society," and in coupling with it the name of Mr. Harford (applause). Mr. Harford, who was received with applause, in responding, said he desirpd on behalf of the Society to thank Mr. Lloyd Morgan for the kind manner in which he had spoken of the, show. Mr. Morgan said it was his first visit to the show. He (Mr. Harford) hoped it would not be the last, and that they at Lampeter would give. him still further lessons, in agriculture, though perhaps it would not be a help to him in his political career, still anything that could benefit him personally he was sure they would all be pleased to do (laughter). With regard to the Society they could all say it had gone on and progressed. Having remarked that this was the first time they had had luncheon in a tent, Mr. Harford said the system of single judges was tried thiJyear for the first time. He did not quite know who was to answer as to whether the system of single judges had been approved of or not, but he was ignite sure of this, that it was a great saving of time, and the only difficulty wais the selecting of good judges. He be- lieved they had good judges that day,, and he ex- pected they would find that not only had they got through the classes quicker, but that having got one judge they had the animals "averaged up." One judge could "take a level of the lot "and give his ideas, whatever they might t. Besides going ahead in the ordinary sense the society* as Mr. Lloyd Morgan mentioned, had also taken up the question of butter factories. He desired it very much to go out that this society was started on, co- operative lines. It was first suggested at a meeting of the Lampeter Agricultural Society, and it was going on. The contracts had been signed both for the building (which was ta becompieted on February 1st) and for the machinery, but they still wanted further help from the farmers. They had had con- siderable help from them as well as from outside, but in starting an institution of that kind they must have money. Though they had a lavge amount of capital they still wanted more, and desired that the farmers should thoroughly help them and join it. As any profit of over four per cent. was to be divided among the farmers who sent milk to the factory, it was to the benefit of every farmer to join it and make it a success. Without their co-operation it was bound to be a failure; in fact, it would V*> trying it. He knew of farmers who thought nothing of going to a fair and linking £ 10 or £ z0, but who would not risk 10s. in the oociety. That was not the right spirit. He was not blaming those who had joined. There were many who would not put their hands in their pockets and give Z2. He hoped that would be amended, and that they would have greater support in the future than in the past. I roceeding lie said that he had seen better stock that day than he had ever seen before. The two-year-old class was certainly the best he had seen yet in Lampeter, and of many of the cattle they could say the same thing. In conclusion lie thanked Mr. Lloyd Morgan and the company for the way they had drank the toast of the Society (applause). Mr. Hughes (Keuaddfa wr), in giving" The Judges said that there was no toast that should be more heartily received. They ought to be extremely obliged to them for coming there for without them they could do nothing. Mr. T. D. John, responding, said he had seen that day some of the best two and there-year-olds he had seen for some time, and no doubt if they got into good hands they would hear of them later on It was very difficult for judges to please everybody, and he hoped the disappointed ones would try another year and gain a victory over those that had beaten them that day. Mr. Evan Jones also responded. He had been there, he said, about 15 years ago as judge, and was very glad to see such a marked improvement in the quality of their young stock. There were excellent classes in the shorthorns—the bull calves were especially fine, and in his opinion there was a marked improvement in the cattle generally. He hoped the Show would continue to prosper. Mr. Allen Murray also responded. Mr. Davies (Velindre) gave the health of the Presi- dent (Mr. B. Davies-Evans). At no time, lie said, had they had a President who had taken a greater interest in the Society than Captain Davies-Evans There was no industry that paid better in Wales than sheep farming, and their President had done a good deal to show them in what way they could improve the breeding of sheep, and of cattle as well. Captain Davies-Evans, who was heartily received remarked that lie felt proud in finding "himself in that position. He had attended the Show almost ever since he could walk. He had gradually got up till now he found himself at the top of the tree^hear hear). He thought the Show had gone on improving, Five or six years ago they could send anything to ft and go away with a ticket but now it was very hard to get a ticket for anything That snoweci now the show had improved that he felt more than proud in being president. He alluded to the loss the Society had sustained by the death of Lord Lisburne, who was the president last year. Lord Lisburne was the right sort. He was a man with plenty of money and lived in the country, his chief amusement being farming, and lie spent his money well on it. He brought good stock into the country which must have made a great difference in a large area. He wished on this occasion to express their condolence with his family in their bereavment. Mr, Daniel Watkins, in giving the vice-presidents, said he was sorry they were not there personally, but though absent, they took a great interest in the Society. Mr. (it-i-wv ii Jones had done a great deal for the Creamery Movement and had expressed his will- ingness to provide a building at Llanfair, and Capt. Evans would also. doubtless, do his best. He hoped this was evidence of the tendency amongst landlords to leave the army and come back to agriculture. By mixing among farmers more they would be able to ap- preciate farming, relieve farmers, introduce better stock, and raise agricultural shows (applause). Appended is a list of prizes CATTLE. I PURE WELSH BREED (BLACK).—Bull (calved before 1898), 1 The Mid Aeron Agricultural Society 2 David Davies, Crugywheel. Bull (calved in 1899); 1 T. R. Jones, Pantglas 2 William Jones, Pantydelaid Farm 3 David Davies, Crugywheel. Milch cow: 1, 2 and 3 Evan Evans, Maesmynach. Heifer (calved in 1897) 1, 2 and 3 Evan Evans, Maesmynach. Heifer (calved in 1898) 1, 2 and 3 Evan Evans, Maesmynach. Bull calf (calved in 1899) 1 Evan Evans, Maesmynach 2 David Davies, Crugywheel 3 Jenkin Jenkins, Blaen- plwyf. Heifer calf (calved in 1899): 1 and 3 Evan Evans 2 David Davies, Crugywheel. OF ANY PORE OR ESTABLISHED BREED EXCEPT WELSH.—Bull (calved before 1898): 1 Isaac Jones, Cefnllwynpiod, Llanilar; 2 Watkin Jones, Gellig- wenin 3 The Mid-Aeron Agricultural Society. Bull (calved in 1898) 1 John Jones, Llwyncelvnbach 2 ] David Jones, Llwynieir; 1 honorary T" H. R. Hughes, j Xeuaddfawr. Milch cow 1 Rev II. I. James, Duar Villa 2 ( honorary) J. C. Harford, Facondale 3 John i Rees, Dolgwmissa and David Jones, Troedvrhiw, New Court. Heifer (calved in 1897): 1 William Jones, butcher, Lampeter; 2 John G. Marsden. Rhydy- bannau 3 John Jones, Tynlofft, Heifer (calved in 1898) 1 J. Lloyd Morgan, Rhiwfelen, Abergwili; 2 J. C. Harford, lalcondale 3 John Rees, Dolgwmissa. Bull calf (calved in 1899) 1 James Edwards, Peny- J bont; 2 John Rees, Dolgwmiss.t; 3 Evan Lloyd, Hengeraint, Aberayron. Heifer calf (calved in 1899); 1 1 J. Lloyd Morgan, RhiwMin 2 Rev. H. 1. James, Dual V iila 3 Thomas Jenkins, Brofre, Ciliau Aeron. 1 PFRE OR ESTABLISHED 1>KEED.— Bull of any age 1 William Evans, (Jwemps, Kidwelly; 2 T. H. R. i Hughes, Neuadd fawr; 3 J. C. Harford, Falcondale Cow or heifier of any age I and 2 O. Ll. Davies, ] Typicca 3 J. C. Harford, Falcondale. ) HORSES. Cart gelding or mare: 1 David Evans, Llwyn- c cadfor Stud Farm 2 John Davies, Rhiwonen 2 and <J 3 honorary prizes J. C. Harford, Falcondale Mare i and foal adapted for agricultural purposes 1 David I Evans, Llwyncadfor Stud Farm 2 Samuel Davies, £ Coedpark; 3 William Davies, Ffynonfair. Filly or I gelding (foaled in 1897), adapted for agricultural a purposes 1 honorary prize J. C. Harford, Falcon- 9 dale 2 Evan Jones, Waunanny; 3 John Jones, Tvn- J lofft Filly or gelding (foaled in 1898), adapted for 1 agricultural purposes 1 and 3 honorary prizes J. C. 1 Harford, Falcondale 2 David Evans, Llwyncadfor I Stud Farm. Mare and foal adapted for riding or p driving 1 David Evans, Llwj neadfor Stud Farm 2 r William Davies, Ffynonfair 3 William Evans, Cwrt i Farm. Mare or gelding adapted for driving, not J under 3 nor over 6 years old (to be shown in hand) 1 David Evans, Llwyncadfor Stud Farm 2 Samuel 1 Davies, Coedpark;1 3 Walter. Griffiths, Blaencwm. ( Filly or gelding (foaled in 189h adapted for riding 3 or driving: 1 William Jones, iiiaendyffryn Farm, [ Llandyssil 2 John Evans, Pontfaen 3 Capt. Stewart. Filly or gelding (foaled in 1898), adapted I for riding or driving 1 David Evans, Llwyncadfor ( Stud Farm 2 Thomas Jones, fiJaendyflryn Farm 3 3 honorary prize Capt. Stewart, Alit,yrodyn. Cob ( mare and foal, not exceeding 15, and not under 14 ] hands high 1 John Price, Boidie 2. Thomas Jones, Blaendyffryn Farm. Cob (gelding or mare) of any age, not exceeding 14 hands high„ and not under 12-2: 1 John Jones, Ilhiwlug; 2 J. B. Abel, Cefnbryn, Ram; William Jones, lYnllwvn. Pony (Gelding or Mare) of any breed,, under 12-k hands high 1 Evan Evans, butcher, Lampeter; 2 '& 3 S. H. Evans, Maesypwll. Two-year-old or aged Short ¿ Wool Ram 1 John Rees, Dolgwmissa2. John Jones, ] Tynlofft. Short Wool Yearling Ram: 1 Rees Evans, 1 Crosshands, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth 2. John Rees, Dol- gwmissa; 3 Mrs. Evans, MaesypwlL Short Wool ] Ram Lamb 1 W. B. Harries, CilgynlLefawr 2 John ] Rees, Dolgwmissa; 3 Rees Evans, Ciosshands. Year- ling Ram suitable for Highlands 1 & 2 Lewis Davies, Gelly. Ram Lamb suitable for,Highlands 1 Watkin Jones, Gellygwenin; 2 William Jones, Penllwyn 3 Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenplwyf. Pen of3 Ewes, suitable 1 for Highlands 1 William Jones, Penllwyn 2 Lewis Davies, Gelly 3 Joseph Price, Gwarcoed. Pen of 3 Ewe Lambs, suitable for. Highlands r 1 & 2 Joseph Price, Gwarcoed 3 Lewis Davies,, tielly. Two-year- old or aged Welsh Mountain Ram r. 1 John Davies, Ty'nwern 2 Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenpim-yf 3 Thomas Edwards, Garthynty, Cayo. Yearling Welsh Moun- tain Ram 1 Thomas Edwards, Garthynty, Cayo 2 Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenplwyf; ;3 Evaai Hughes, Nant- henfoel. Welsh Mountain Ram Lamb: 1 Joseph Jones, Pant, Llanycrwys.; 2 Thonaas Edwards, Garth- ynty, Cayo. Pen of 3 Welsh. Mountain Ewes 1 Wm, Jones, Penllwyn; 2 Joseph Jones, Pant; 3 D. P. Jones, Rhydygof. Pell., of 3 Welsh Mountain Ewe Lambs 1 & 2 John DavieF,Ty.went; 3 D. P. Jones, Rhydygof. PURE OR ESTABLISHED BREED.—Boar of the large breed 1 J. J. Davies,' Waoilgwaun Stores 2 T. J. Thomas, Cwmgefeile., Sow. of the large breed, in or with pigs: 1 David. Davie,B.. Crugywheel: 2 B. J. Evans, Llanfairfach.. Hoajvot the small breed 1 T. J. Thomas, Cwmgefeile2, D. P. Jones, Rhydygof. Sow of the small, breed,, in or with pigs: 1 Tom Davies, Pistylleinion 2 D&vid Davies, Trebanau. BUTTER. Cask of salt butter, not less than 80 lbs weight: 1 John Jones, Ty'nlofft;-2.Evan Hughes, Nanthenfoel; 3 John Davies,, Rhiwpnen. Tub of salt butter, not more than 4<? lbs. nor, less than 30 lbs.: 2 David • Evans, Berthlwyd; 3 Jphn Price, Beudie. Six poundss of fresh butter 1 Griffith Griffiths, Dolan 2 David, Davies, Trebanau 3 David Jones, Llwynieir. CHEESE. Half a hundred-weight of skim milk cheese 1 Evan Hughes, Nanthenfoel; 2 John Jones, Ty'nlofft; 3 David Jones, Llwyuieir. FRUIT. &c. GARDEN PROOHCB.—'Twelve Dessert or- Sating; Apples 1 Evan Jones, North Lodge, AUtyrodyn* Llandyssil 2 J, W. Roberts, Dolwenfach, Cottage* Llajiwenog; 3 Dav d Hughes, Whitehall; Derry Ormond. Twelve keeping apples: 1 Miss- Pudge, Black Lion Hotel; 2 Mrs. Jones, Pandy" lilanfau, 3 Mrs., Edwards,, Bxynteg. Ten Pears: 3 j.>. W. Roberts Dolwenfach Cottage 3 Evan Jones, North Lodge, Alltyrodyn. VEGETABLES.—Rope of Potatoe Qjiions, I 1 John Hughes, M^esvfelin Derry Ormond ^Thomas James, Creuddyn Castle 3 Mrs. Davies, Penlapu Rope of Spring Seed Onions 1 Mrs. Davies. Penlan 2 D. F. Lloyd, Bryn; 3 J. W. Roberts, Dolwenfach Cottage. Bunch of Twelve Leeks 1 J. W. Roberts,, Dolwenfach Cottage 2 Evan Jones, North lodge. AAtyrodyn; 3 D. F. Lloyd Bryn. Bunch of twqre red carrots 1 J. W. Roberts, Dolwenfach Cottage, 2 Evan Jones, North( Lodge, Allyrodyn 3 K. Hughes, Blaenplwyf. Bunch of twelve parsnips: 1 D. F. ljo.yd,Bryn 2 and 3 Evan Jones, Union Housi, 'I:hrw table cabbages 3 D. P. Jones, Rhydygof. Three red cabbages 1 Jane Evans, Ty'nlone, Cellar;: 2 D. P. Jones, Rhydygof. Seven Ibs Early Potatoes 1 E. Jones, North Lodge 2 David Davies, Trcbaiinau 3 S. D. Jones, Peterwell Twenty Runner Beanp,: 1 J. Evans, Pontfaen; 2 Mrs. Evans, Maesypwll 3 T. Cousins, Brynmadoc Lodge HONEY. Six Pounds of Extracted Honey: Hugh H. Richards, Tomple Bar, Cavo; 2 Thomas Jones, Croyddyn Castle 3 Mrs. Richards, Temple ICayo, GREEN CROPS. General Green Crop not less than 4 acroa :■ 1 Daniel Hughes, Maestyr; 2 Samuel Davies, Coedpark; 3 Wm Evans, Cwrt Farm. General Green Crop of not less than 2 acres j 1 Thomas Jones, Caerfoel; 2 J Jones, | "Ty'nlofft; Payid Jones, Llwy-ftlei^. Qeuejr^l Greet Crop of not less than 1 acre: 1 Daniel Jones, Drefaclr j, Jlrs- !ja7es> I'enlan, Pencarreg 3 Jos-eph Trice, Gwarcoed. For the best 12 Mangolds.- 1 Watkin Jones, Gellygwenin; 2 Mrs. Davies, Penlan 3 Mrs. Davies renlan. lor the best 12 Swedes: 1 D. P. Jones, i\h\dygof 2 lhomas Jones, Caerfoel. For the best 12 Eating Turnips 1 Griffith Griffiths, Doiau 2 David Davies, Llwyiirhyuowen 3 David Jones, Llwvnieir
ABERAYRON. HIGH TIDES. The spring tides were very high last week, the highest being 21 ft. 9 in. Luckily for the occupants of Quay Parade the weather was calm, and their houses escaped being flooded. MARRIAGE.—Last week the marriage of Mr William Robertson and Miss M. Evans, Red Lion, Aberayron, was solemnized at Neuaddlwyd. The event was signalized by the boom of cannons throughout the morning. The presents were numerous. OBITLARY. It is with regret that we record the death of Mrs. Hodgkinson, Neptune House, of this town, which took place last Friday evening', after a long illness. The funeral took place last Tues- day, when all the deceased's friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved husband and family. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Last week the Council devoted much time to the consideration of a letter which Dr. Pugh, of Brighton, a native, we believe of LJanon had sent to the Local Government Board with reference to the outbreak of an epidemic of scarlet fever at Llanon. The Local Government Board wrote to request that the Rural District Council should instruct, their Medical Officer of Health to prepare a report, if he had not already done so, upon the epidemic referred to by Dr. Pugh. The report should also state the measure taken by the Council or the Medical Officer for checking the spread of disease, especially as to isolation and disinfection. In accordance with this the Medical Officer, Dr. Jenkyn Lewis, immediately submitted a detailed and exhaustive report as required. Dr. Lewis said in his letter to the Council:—I rejoice to inform you that at length the epidemic is apparently about to come to an end, but altogether it ex- tended from the first week in January up to the end of last August. Unfortunately, it did not pass altogether without fatalities, yet, notwithstanding some cases of virulence, its general character may be said to have been comparatively mild. Indeed, some cases were so light and evanescent a type that their true nature and their capacity for evil escaped the recognition of parents and guardians. Such cases were, of course, unreported on their occurrence aud were only discovered subsequently, the infected iiiui;,duals in the meanwhile having been permitted to move about unrestrained. Throughout the epidemic I did my very utmost to curtail and limit its area and I here gladly bear testimony to Tlie energy with which Mr. Griffith Evans, the sanitary inspector, aided me in that purpose, but our united efforts, I regret to say, were far from being as successful as I could wish. Dr. Lewis then dealt with Dr. Pugh's assertions seriatim, and gave a full history of each case. He said he had found it exceedingly difficult to dis- entangle the obcurities of Dr. Pugh's statements.* henever again he may be impelled by his zeal for the public wellarc to direct the eye of the central Government on the local administration of these remote parts, he trusted that he would not forget that even here public officials may be busy with the real work of the day and without leisure for intricate exercises over vague aspersions on their devotion and capacity. However high irs motive, it is not too much to expect that an attack de- livered through official channels shall be marked not only by absolute accuracy of fact. but unmis- takeable precision of reference. With that, he finished with Dr. Pugh's communication, leaving to the Council's practical estimation the proper appreciation of his disinterested motive and zeal on this occasion. In concluding his report, Dr. Lewis urged the advishbility of erecting a proper isolation hospital. The Council thanked the Med- ical officer for his minute report, and expressed satisfaction with the excellent way he had done ais work.
PENLLWYN. CYFARFOD ADLONIADOL.— NOS Fawrtli, y 1ge9. jynhaliwyd cyfarfod o'r fath uchod yn Ysgol liwrdd Penllwyn. Y llywydd ydoedd y Parch. D. Morgan, a'r ysgrifenyddion Mri". Hugh Edwards ac J. Pierce. Y cyntaf ydoedd y cyfarfod hwn J'r cyfres a gynhelir yn ystod y gauaf. Da genym ddo droi allan yn llwyddianus.gellir priodoli hyn yn Jenaf i wasanaeth y cyfeillion dieithr gymerasant "an yn y cyfarfod, sef Mri. W. Lewis." Pencoed rohn Pierce, Pencoed, Morganwg; a D. Vanghan, Uundain. Dau frodor o ardal Penllwyn ydyw r ddau olaf. Awd drwy y rhaglen ganlynol: —Can gan Miss Miriam B. Jones, Felin Rhi wartben; leuawd gan Misses Ellen a Lizzie James, Penlon; idroddiad, "Y Swcw," Miss Annie M. Thomas, Pentre Rhibyn can, Miss L. Hughes, Penpontbren; ldrodcliad," Y Tren," Mr. Tom Griffiths, Penlanoleu; mawd, "Pinacl Anrhydedd," Mr. J. Hughes, idroddiad rhagorol o ddernyn allan o'r G; nraes" ;an ddeg o blant, sef Mri. Solomon Jones. Penygraig, Lom Griffiths, Edwin Daniel, Ivor Prvs Morris, Hisses Gwladus J. Adams, Mary E. Parry, Lnnie M. James, Mary Jones, Ellen James, a Mary J. Rees; cystadleuaeth canu hen alaw Gymreig jan rai dros 4Qain oed, goreu, Mr. James Daniel, wobr, 2s. 6chr rhoddedig gan Mr. J. E. James, Haesbangor; anercbiad gan Mr. R. Adams. nnogai y bobl ieuainc i ymdrechu yn erbyn hwystran bywyd a'r canlyniad daionus sy'n deillio ) hyny. Cyfeiriodd fel esiampl at fywyd diwyd r diweddar "CÙnlanydd," yr hwn fu yn gyfaill nynwesol i'r siaradwr hyd ei fedd. Gofynai hefyd Pam nas gellïr codi cofgolofn i enwogion ^enllwyn megis- ag a wnaed y dydd o'r blaen i mwogion Llansannan." Hyderwn y cymer rhvwrai Tr awgrym ac y bydd iddynt ei ddwyn i weithrediad ;yn hir. Gnawd," Yr Hen Gerddor," gan Mr. W. ",ewis, Pencoed, Morganwg, cafodd encor fyddarol 1 chanodd yntau wedyn Hen Ffon Fy Nain yn ;wYllol odiaeth • adroddiad, Twr Babel," Mr. Tom Griffiths, adroddwr campus ydyw'r bachgen o 3enlan, a chy ag ymarferiad fe ddaw yn adroddwr leb ei fath ni gredwii; can, Yr Haf," gan barti o 'erched dan axweiniad Miss Williams, Minafon; ldroddiad," YrYstorm," Mr. John Pierce, Pencoed, Morganwg unawd, Llwybr yr Wvddfa," Mr. D. Vaughan, Llundain; anerchiad pwrpasol gan Mr. r. James, U.H., Aelybryn; can, "Adgofion Dedwydd," gan barti o feibion o dan arweiniad Mr. [saac Jones, Penygraig, canwyd yn hynod o dda; idroddiad, Mewn Perygl," Mr. W. Morris, Blaen- jaeau; can gyji blant Maesbangor, hyfryd ydoedd u gwranclo;. can, "Y Deryn Pur," gan y parti nerched dan arweiniad Mrs. Williams, enillodd y Jadganiad hwn gymeradwyaeth y gynulleidfa; cystadleuaeth Spelling Bee," 1st Mr. W. H. Morris, 2nd, Biodwen Jones, Penygraig; unawd, Mr. J. Rees adroddiad, Dinystr Johnstown," Mr. J. Powell, Glanrhydtynoeth. Terfynwyd y cyfarfod trwy ganu Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau," yr unawd yn cael ei chanu gan Mr. W. Lewis, Pencoed. Rhoddwyd diolchgarwati cynes i'r dieithriaid a phav b gymer- asant ran yn y cyfarfod gan y Llywydd a Mri. J. Morris a J: Parry. Gwnawd elw da o'r cyfarfod. Mae hwn i; fyned at yr ystafell ddarllen. Teg yw dweyd mas y bobl ieuainc ymdrechodd fwyaf gyda'r cyfarfod, sef Mri. Job Sylvanus, Ben Vaughan. Goronwy Owen, a'r ddau ysgrifenydd.
LLANILAR. HIP, HIP, HOORAY!—That is what the village-tub shouted on Tuesday, when he had a short holiday owing to the water supply running dry.. WHAT SHALL WE DO NOW. T-—That is what the villagers whined in reply to the old tub's tantalis- ing hilarity. Oh, that ornamental parish council! THE ADAL RAILWAY BRIDGE.—The new bridge i;egliaeing the old one which-was washed away by- tshe recent flood is nearing completion. STOL DAIR TROED.—Tftere is a deacon in Pant-- glas, one in the Dyffryn^aiid; one in the Cilcwra, but not one in Llanila&, and everybody wonder why. FFAIR RHOS. — Altogether some two hundred passengers booked for this popular fair from Llanilar station last- Monday. Scores also .were conveyed in traps, bsftke&smd charabancs. THE PANTGLASL VJEW DISPUTE.—We have, .been asked to take up and thoroughly sift this matter in the "Welsh Ga^tte^ but as it seems to, UiS to be purely a mattrarrfor the Church we musk decline to interfere in way. Let wiser connscLi.prevail. THINGS GENERALLY KNOWN,—When the •' new village biiiflge is to be started building. If a lamp or two to be fixed near that.temporary bridge during the dark winter nights to prevent accidents. And if the approaches to the are to be Ipft in their up-to-your-ankles-in-n condition*, PFNTR&iiLTN WATER SUPPLY:—The effect the long drought is now most keenly felt by 1 inhabitants of the hamlet, the water supply mere trickling through in driblets from the only in the place, and water has to be fetched fr othec sources, the nearest of which is half-a-i away.. And yet the idle somnolent parish count sits still and do nothing. Really it wouM seem u if local government were & farce as far as Llollnac is concerned. THE SCEXT IS GETTING HOT.—A large party of farmers and others.went out on Sunday afternoon in search of the mysterious dog which "plays such havoc among the sheep of tho district. They were repaid for their bour by having just one glimpse of their quarry as he entered a dingle, and then was seen no pore. Owing to the repeated failures of the attempts to capture him, it is intended to take oui the Ffosrhydygaled pack of hounds í4,}' 1 | if possible to hunt him down.