REPRESENTATION OF MERIONETHSHIRE. 3IEETING OF THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. A special meeting of the Merionethshire Libetal Association, called for the purpose of considering Jfr. 0. M. Edwards' letter, requesting to retire front the Parliamentary representation of the county, -was held on Thursday last at the Public Rooms, Dolgelley. The vice-presidents and officials present were Mr. E- Parry Jones, Festiniog; Mr. H. Hadyn Jones, Towyn Dr. Roger Hughes, Mr. John Parry, and Mr. Evan Jones, Bala; Mr. John Evans, Barmouth Mr. Morris Thomas, Corris; Mr. Edward Griffiths, Dolgelley Mr. Thomas Jones, Brynmelyn; and Mr. R. Guthrie Jones (secretary). Th. following delegates were also present:— Abercorris-Rev. H. W. Parry and Mr. Walter Davies: Arthog, Rev. William Wynne and Mr. Ellis Williams; Bala, Messrs. R. Lloyd Jones, J. W. Roberts, and R. Evans; Barmouth andBontddu, Messrs. Lewis Lewis, John Adams, J. Henry Richards, Owen Williams, and Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies; Dolgelly, Revs. J. Williams, W. Pari Huwg, and R. G. Roberts, Messrs. J. Meyrick Jones, R. Wynne Williams, William Hughes, Hugh Owen, E. W. Evans, Simon Jones, David Evans, R. C. Evans, and Joseph Roberts; Dyffryn, Messrs. J. R. Jones and R. J. Williams; Festiniog and Maen- twrog, Rev. D. Pugh and Mr. John Hughes; Tourcrosses, Messrs. Richard Williams and William Jones; Glanypwll, Messrs. D. G. Jones and D. G. Williams; Llandderfel, Messrs. R. Thomas, W. T. Rowlands, and T. Edwards Llandrillo, Rev. Ivan T. Davies and Mr. Edward Jarret; Llanuwchllyn, Mr. Thos. Jones Llanfrothen, Rev. W. R. Jones; Pennal, Mr. Ed. Rowlands; Penrhyndeudraeth and Talsarnau, Messrs. T. Davies and R. P. Morgan; Tanygrisiau, Rev. S. O. Owen, Messrs. Samuel Jones and William Edwards. Mr. E. Parry Jones was unanimously voted to the chair. Mr Thomas Jones, 'Brynmelyn, at the request of the Chairman, then rose to propose a vote of con- dolence with the family of the late Dr Edward Jones, who had for a great many years been chair- man of the Association, and had occupied the posi- tion up to the time of his death. The proposer said they all remembered Dr Jones -as a thorough liberal, and was one who had large hand in the formation of this Association 35 years ago. Who- ever might have held the offices of president during that period, he was the real mover in all matters, and the high and honourable position which the Association had attained amongst the Liberal Associations of England and Wales was due to the great care and attention he had given it. Who- ever might have attended the meetings regularly, and whoever had been working for the cause, and whoever had done more than another for the party, it might truly be said that Dr Edward Jones ex- celled them all (hear, hear.) He (the speaker) had been a co-worker with him for 35 years, and he knew of his ability and his great determination, and also his zeal for Liberalism. He never swerved fsoin the path of uprightness, and he knew they all felt with him that they had sustained a great loss. They all looked up to him as their leader no one thought of anyone leading except he and he was truly a leader. They had had a great loss, but they had one thing to think of, and that was his example, and he hoped that that would in- spire them to united action in the future and fill them with a determination to carry on the great work in which he had interested himself so deeply. But whatever their loss might be, the family felt much greater than they did. He was a loving husband and a careful father. Another thing to be said- of their departed friend was that he was a worker, and he had been taken away in the middle -of his work, with, as they might say, the traces about him. He moved that a vote of condolence be passed with the widow and family of Dr. Jones, in the serious loss they had sustained. Mr. R. E. Jones, Festiniog, seconded the resolu- tion, and said he had attended the meetings of the Association for nearly 20 years, and had come to know Dr. Jones as one of the foremost. He was a true man and always ready to work, and he had never seen anyone with a similar ability to discuss questions of any nature which might crop up. Mr. Morris Thomas, Morris, supported the pro- position, and said Dr. Jones had been as a general to the Party in Merionethshire for the last thirty years, and he hoped they would show their respect to his memory by being united, and by keeping Liberalism unblemished. The resolution was then put to the meeting, and carried with unanimity. Mr Edward Griffith then mentioned the steps which had been taken at Dolgelley to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Jones, and said appeals would shortly be made for subscriptions to establish some form of memorial. The principal business of the meeting, viz., the resignation of Mr O. M. Edwards, was then pro- ceeded with. The Secretary announced he had received the following letter from Mr Edwards :— House of Commons, February 23rd. Dear Mr Guthrie Jones, I am compelled to feel that I have too much work to hold at it long. Will you be so kind as to ask the Merionethshire Liberal Com- mittee to free me at the time of the next general election. It is after a great deal of thought that I make this request. It is easier to get others to do my Parliamentary work than to do the other part of my work. I had written to Dr. Edward Jones to the same effect some time ago, leaving it to him to arrange the time to put my request before you. Yours, etc., 0. M. Edwards." The Secretary also read rule 12 of the constitution, which was to the effect that whatever the Association would propose would have to be sent to the different districts for their opinion thereon. Mr Wm. Jones, Four Crosses, then proposed that the Association send to the different districts recommending that Mr 0 M. Edwards stand again as their candidate at the next general election under the present circumstances in which their county and country were placed. In reply to one of the delegates, the Chairman pointed out that Mr Edwards would retain the seat until the general election. Mr R. O. Jones, Festiniog, said if they passed a resolution to ask Mr Edwards to stand after the next general election and he declined, they would have to meet again in a very short time to decide the question. Mr Rice Owen, Corris, proposed that they accept, the resignation of Mr 0. M. Edwards. He regretted having to do so, but in face of the letter which had been read, he thought they had no other course. Mr. Richard Williams seconded. Mr. William Jones said he would not have moved his resolution had he not some ground for beliiving that if the Association called upon Mr. Edwards again he would not refuse. Mr. Evan Jones, Bala, said he felt they would be doing a wrong with Mr. Edwards if they passed the resolution. No one would wish to see him throw himself into the politics of the county more than himself, but every one who knew Mr. Edwards would know that his work at Oxford, and his work in connection with national movements would certainly suffer if he were forced to divide his time. Mr. Edwards for years had established his reputa- tion a& one of the leaders of thought of his nation. He had never come out as a leader of the people. Mr. Tom Ellis, on the other hand, was a born politican, but fr, Edwards never took a deep in- terest in politics. His was a literary spirit, and had been from the first time he knew him until now, and he was afraid that if they divided his abilities they would weaken his efforts on behalf of his country. He thought the wisest course to adopt toward their present member, as well as for the future of their nation, was to allow him to have his time, and his whole time, to that to which he was more especially adapted and fitted. Mr. D. G. Jones asked whether, inasmuch as Mr. Edwards had promised to remain until the General Election, it would be any inconvenience to them if they did not decide anything that day. If they opened the door they would have to go into the business at once, and very likely have to take some- one they did not like. So if they had two years before this Parliament finished, he thought the wisest plan would be to take time, and not accept the resignation until then. Mr. J. Adams, Barmouth, favoured immediate consideration of the question. They feared last week that there would be a General Election upon them soon, but the Budget had removed that. It was clear that there were some of those carpet baggers about, although only one had been with him, and it was very probable that if they did not decide at once they would give birth to a still larger number of those men. They wanted a man who would feel that it was an honour to represent the county, and that they had a right to expect his best. He thought the best thing would be to pass the amendment, and then look out for the best and most suitable man. Mr. John Hughes, Festiniog, said he thought it would be a disadvantage to press Mr. Edwards to remain. Not only did they want a man in Parlia- ment, but they wanted a man who could give the time to go speaking through the county. In his part of tie county Liberalism was dying; there was no life in it, and they could not get money to pay their way. If they asked Mr. Edwards to reconsider the matter, arid be the representative of the county again, and take the same course, there would be no Liberalism in the county soon. He did not see that they could keep up the unity of the Party unless they accepted he resignation. Mr. Thomas Jones said he thought it was their duty towards Mr. Edwards and towards the Liberalism of the county to accept the resignation. They had great cause to be thankful to ,Mr. Edwards for coming into the gap a year ago. It was an honour to the county and an honour to him. But it was evident to all who knew his work and the work of a member of Parliament that it was impossible for Mr. Edwards or any other man to do the work he had to do. Therefore, he thought it their duty to release him at the general election. The Chairman asserted that Liberalism was quite healthy in the county. It was in safe bands, and if they accepted the resignation they would at once be handing the representation to someone else. The thing they had to do was to be careful whom they appointed. If they did anything precipitately they would be handing themselves over to those who were their opponents. They should take the first step with the second step clearly before them. He would ask Dr. Hughes to read a letter he had received from Mr. O. M. Edwards. Dr. Hughes said he had written to their member asking him if he could give them any light or any direction in the present situation. Mr. John Hughes appealed to the Chairman, as to whether they should consider the letter, inas- much as it was not official. Dr. Hughes: You shall decide that after hearing the letter (laughter). The Chairman: The letter is perfectly in order. Dr Hughes then read the letter, which was as follows :—" House of Commons, March* 6th, lQOO Dmr Dr RtiLhes-The eight-is at hand, I- is it not 1 I am hoping a clear vision will come in the meeting. If it does everything will be alright at once. If not, there is again plenty of time to think and to look round, because I am almost cer- tain that there is not a general election near at hand. It seems to me that the present Government will have to complete its full term of office, as their hands will be full of the war, and the peace which will follow, for a year at least I considered it my duty not to think of anyone to propose in my stead I believe that it is the representatives who should make the selection-not myself, not intrudors, or the newspapers. I have had letters from persons ready for the work, but I had only to reply that I would support anyone chosen by the Liberal representatives. I don't think there is any room for anxiety in circumstance. There is no doubt a clear vision will come in time, and there is plenty of time. Hoping that everything will come right, and with best wishes. 0. M. EDWARDS. Dr Hughes said that after receiving the letter from Mr Edwards, he felt the same as the Chairman, that they should take precaution. There was no clear vision at the present time, and although there were a number of intending candidates, there was not one head and shoulders above the other. What he felt was that the matter should be left until the annual meeting in September, as he thought some- one would come by then. If a general election came :before then, it would be quite easy to call a meeting of the Council. It seemed at the pre- sent time that there would be no election for an- other year "and in the meantime he thought they should well consider the matter. He was of opinion that they should not press Mr Edwards to remain, but if they failed to get a suitable man, he had no doubt that Mr Edwards would make a sacrifice to meet their wishes. Messrs Meyrick Jones, J. Adams, and Edward Oriffiths also supported the suggestion that the matter be deferred until the annual meeting in September. The Rev Gwynoro Davies said he agreed that if they had a clear light of the second step it would be easy to take the first. There was a danger of putting Mr. Edwards and the electors in an un- pleasant position by pressing upon him to remain on beyond the general election. But there was difficulty, and to him that difficulty was as great if not greater. If they left the matter open and did not consider it until the general election might oome upon them suddenly and there would only be a few weeks between the dissolution and the election. That would place them in an awkward position, and he did think it was fair to call upon local councils on the electors to give their opinion en seven or eight candidates neither of whom they bad perhaps ever seen or heard. Nor were they aware what views they held. The only knowledge they would have was that Mr. so-and-so supported Mr. so-and-so, and from letters published in the newpapers under non de plumes. There were two evils or difficulties, and of the two they should choose the lesser. On the one hand he would loath to press upon Mr. Edwards. On the other hand they bad had a leadership, and when it looked very dark they had had light to lead them out of the darkness But could they rely on an instinct like that 7 Under the circumstances, he thought they should delay deciding the question, and consider it at the annual meeting in September. At this stage the proposer and seconder of the original resolution signified that they wished to withdraw their proposition. Mr John Parry, Bala, said he desired to move another amendment. He was thoroughly of the same opinion as the Chairman that they should take plenty of time, and he believed they would come to a satisfactory decision. He thought the power of the Association was that they had always been in touch with the electors, and had not taken any step upon their own responsibility without consulting with those who had sent them there. In truth, this was the first official intimation they had received from Mr Edwards of his intention to resign. He had been surprised that gentlemen from out- side had gone before them. It seemed to him that they had treated the Association and Mr Edwards rather discourteously by offering themselves through the newspapers, and in other ways to the county. The amendment that he would suggest was that they go back, and consult with those who sent them there, and tell them the contents of Mr Edwards' letter. They could then get their opinions and wishes, and could bring in their reports to the annual meeting in September, unless a general election should be declared before that. They would then have a candidate behind them, and could say that the electors were anxious to meet Mr Edwards' wishes, or that the feeling of the county was to press upon him to remain. The only objection he could see to this would be that caused by those gentlemen anxious to give their services, and he thought they as members and as an association, should not commit themselves in any way. If they could pass a resolution disap- proving of such a thing it would perhaps be a hint to them to keep at home until they were ready. Mr. Rice Owen said the meeting seemed as if they expected someone to drop down from Heaven. At present, there was in view, and perhaps no one in view, and perhaps no one would come in a year, and they would have to get someone. Mr. Morris Thomas said he thought they should give some direction to the electors of the county, or they would be in greater darkness than they were that day. He would propose that they accept the resignation, and that the matter be then referred to all the divisions. Mr. John Parry's resolution that the discussion of the acceptance of Mr. O. M. Edwards'resignation be deferred until the annual meeting in September wasthen seconded by Mr. Hughes. On being put to the meeting the amendment, that the resignation be accepted, was defeated by a large majority, and Mr. Parry's proposition was consequently declared carried. The meeting then terminated.
Towyn and Aberdovey Urban District Council. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Towyn and Aberdovey Urban District Council was held on Friday last at the Council Office, Towyn. Mr. Daniel Edwards presided, and there were also present Messrs J. Maethlon James, E. L. Rowlands, John Roberts, W. Jones Hughes, A. Tomlins, J. D. Evans, Meredith Jones, R. P. Morgan, J. Geufronydd Jones, Henry Evans, and D. C. Davies, with W. R. Davies (clerk), Dr. Bone (medical officer), E. Edmunds (surveyor), R. Barnett (assistant clerk), and the sanitary inspectors. CAETHLE FARM HOUSE. Correspondence was read upon the water supply and sanitary arrangements at Caethle. Mr H. Hall, estate agent, stated he had asked Mr R. Gillart to report to him as to the source from which the tenant got his drinking water supply. Mr Gillart's reply led him to think that the sur- roundings from whence the water was obtained ought to be kept in a cleaner state. The Medical Officer reported he bad sent samples of the water for analysis, but had not yet received the result thereof. DISEASE AT PENNAL. The Local Government Board wrote that they had received from Mr Bone, the Council's Medical Officer of Health, a communication in which he drew attention to the renewed outbreak of dipth. eria at Pennal, in the Machynlleth Rural District. The Board would instruct one of their medical inspectors when in the neighbourhood to visit Pennal and Towyn, and to report to the Board on the outbreaks to which Dr. Bone had called atten- tion. Owing to the engagements of the medical inspectors, the inspection could not take place for some little time. The inspector would inform the Council of the precise date of his visit. The Medical Officer said the whole condition of things might be altered by the time the inspector came down. They had now opened a cesspool there, and cleaned it out, which had never been done before, while notices had been served on most of the people to clean the privies out. He saw some people tried to prove that the source of the disease was in the Pennal School. Mr. Tomlins: It is stated that as soon as the school reopen diphtheria breaks out. The Medical Officer gave statistics showing that the school had been closed for certain periods in 1892, 1893, 1899, and alio in 1900, and in each case the disease broke out in Pennal. He thought that was pretty conclusive evidence that the source of disease was in the village of Pennal itself. They would have found it out if it existed in the school, or the two houses in the immediate vicinity. There was nothing in the school premises that could possibly give rise to diphtheria. The privies of the school were regularly cleared out every two months, and they used ashes and disinfectants, supplied by the School Board. The whole premises were as clean as school premises could be, and in fact they were cleaner than many. MAINTENANCE OF MAIN ROADS. The Clerk announced that the County Main Roads Committee had decided to recommend the County Council to confirm the acceptance by this Council of the sum of E660 per annum for the maintenance of main roads in the district, subject to the conditions laid down. The County Council would take the responsibility for the structure of the road, this Council having to keep the surface in repair. Mr. Tomlins said he saw the people of Barmouth thought, they were having less than they ought to have. If the County Council increase their amount, would there be an increase all round ? The Clerk said that would not affect their quota. All the District Councils with the exception of those of J Dolgelley and Barmouth, had fallen in with the arrangement made by the County Council. If Barmouth got E30 a year more it did not follow that this Council would get twopence more. ARBITRATION COSTS. A communication was read from Mr. T. T. Marks, Llandudno, refusing to accept the fee offered him by the Council for his services in connection with the Council's recent arbitration case. At the suggestion of the Clerk it was decided to offer Mr. Marks two guineas more in settlement of his account. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPOBT. The Sanitary Inspector reported that the tenants of the Old Factory premises, Rhydyronen, were in the habit of throwing their slops and waste paper on a piece of ground close to a spring that ran through a drain in the river.—The Council decided that notices be served on the tenaists ordering them to desist from this practice.—The Inspector also reported on the unsatisfactory state of Neptuns Cottage, Towyn. Upon the convalescence of the man suffering from diphtheria at Caetble Farm, he, on the instructions of a medical officer, disinfected and fumigated Cwmsylwy Cottage, near Pennal. He had visited and inspected every house and premises from Llwyncelyn to Pennal Bridge, and found everything in a satisfactory state with the exception of one privy at Llwyncelyn, which he ordered to be cleaned. TOWYN COMMITTEE. The Towyn Committee's report was as follows:-— The Surveyor was directed to order 50 tons of Tonfanau screenings, and also 80 tons of macadam if it could be delivered before the steam roller left the district. The Surveyor now reported that this could not be obtained at the local quarry for two weeks, which would cause great inconvenience. He understood that the next cheapest macadam obtainable was from Minffordd, which would cost 6s per ton delivered at Towyn, against 4s from the Tonfanau quarry. Plans of new Baptist Chapel to be built in High-street were considered and recom- mended for approval. The Surveyor also sub- mitted a letter from a minstrel troupe offering to come to the town for the summer season, for a guarantee of Z8. The committee resolved that no objection be offered to the troupe coming to the town, but that no guarantee be given. The Sur- veyor said he was pleased to be now able to report that one of the new lamps for the Promenade had been fixed and connected up, and that the Gas Company had seen proper to adopt incandescent llighting. The other lamps would, he hoped, be fixed in the course of a few days. If the Gas Company would be induced to use the incandescent burners more universally in the town the present bad lighting would be greatly improved. The Council agreed that the Surveyor secure macadam from the Minffordd quarry. ABERDOVEY COMMITTEE. The Aberdovey Committee reported having con- sidered the application of Mr Abraham Williams to be allowed to place railings in front of his new houses at Glandovey-terrace, and the site having been inspected, recommended that the application be granted. The Committee further reported that the Surveyor was directed to put Mr William Edmunds' gang of men to cut the rock on the face of the main roads. Commenting upon this the Surveyor said there had been some dispute amongst the men, and he understood they were now going on with their former work on the Bryn- dovey-road. The Committee agreed to rent a small plot of ground near Chapel-square from Mr E. L. Rowlands at a rent of 5s per annum as a stone yard and site for tool and hose shed, subject to a lease been granted for no less than ten years. The Sur- veyor was directed to commence laying the con- crete footpaths in Copper Hill-street, and New- street as early as possible. It was resolved that P,16 be paid to Mr William Edwards on account of his contract for excavating trench for water main to Hopeland View. The proposal to construct a small service water tank at the foot of the old reservoir was deferred. It was resolved that the carters employed by the Council leave work at 12 noon on Saturdays, and that only a half-days pay be allowed. It was also resolved that water be supplied to vessels from the Council's mains at Aberdovey upon the follow- ing terms:—For the first 100 gallons or under, 2s 6d; for each additional 100 gallons or fraction thereof, Is. A BREEZE. In connection with the recommendation of the Aberdovey Committee that Mr Abraham Williams be allowed to place railings in front of his new house at Glandovey-terrace, it was pointed out that no plan had been presented. Mr E. L. Rowlands proposed that a plan be pro- vided before the recommendation be passed. Mr Tomlins proposed that the application b. granted according to the.Committee's recommenda- tion. Mr Hughes Jones thought it was necessary to have a plan so as to prevent encroachment. Mr Tomlins retorted that Mr Hughes Jones should be the last man to talk about encroach- ment. Even now with the present railings he had before his own house he had got four inches more than was shown on the plan. They gave him three feet six inches, but he was not satisfied and wanted another 18 inches, and here he comes and growls about a small matter like this. Mr Hughes Jones: Yes, one is an enemy and another is a friend. Mr Tomlins: No enemy of mine. I know Mr Williams is an enemy of yours, and you are doing your best against him. Mr Hughes Jones: There is no encroachment there you can depend upon it. Mr Tomlins: Mr Jones talks about encroach- ment, and he is the first one to complain about anyone else. And even now on the present plan I went and measured Mr Hughes's house with the Surveyor, and found an encroachment of four inches. Mr Hughes Jones: Dear me, if it was on the top of your nose it would not be much. The Surveyor, on being appealed to by Mr Tomlins, said the ground bad been measured, and there was an encroachment of a few inches found. Mr Tomlins also mentioned the case of Mr Tom Ellis, Peneleg, who wanted to come out about three inches, but here was a man who got three feet six inches, and he came there and complained. Mr. Hughes Jones Why did you allow it? You are stingy enough I know.. Mr. Tomlins: If I am stingy you are very grabby." .(Cries of Order, Order.) Mr. Rowlands' proposition that a plan be provided was then put to the meeting and carried. Mr. Tomlins withdrawing his motion, but remarking that they did not have plans in all cases, and he did not know why it should come up in this particular case. RURAL WARD COMMITTEE. The Rural Ward Committee reported that the Surveyor had been directed to run the Steam roller as far as Pennal and to roll a little of some other portions of the main roads in the Rural ward, should the roller be in close proxomity. The pump at Cwrt, Pennal, bad now been fixed, and would, it was hoped, be ready for use in a few :'Jays. The Surveyor had made inquiry as to whether the School Board had come to any decision with regard to joining this Council in the expense )f erecting a pump near Pennal Board School, but found that nothing definite had been decided upon. PUMP AT PENNAL. Mr. R. P. Morgan drew attention to the fact that he pump to be placed near the school at Pennal 3ad not yet been fixed. After some discussion it vas decided, on the motion of Mr. D. C. Davies, leconded by Mr. R. P. Morgan, that the Council )roceed to carry out the work, apart from the School Board. SANITATION AT BRYNCRUG. The Medical Officer of Health submitted a report giving the result of a house-to-house inspection conducted in the Pennal district, and enumerating the defects detected in the sanitary system. The Council decided that notices be served upon the owners and agents in each case the Medical Officer complained of. THE MEDICAL OFFICER. The Chairman formally moved, and Mr. Tomlins seconded, the re-appointment of Dr. Bone as the Council's Medical Officer of Health far the ensuing three years. INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL. The question of providing an infectious diseases hospital for the district was deferred to the next meeting. PROPOSED STATION AT PENXAL. Mr. J. Daniel Evans had given notice that he would move that the Council contribute the sum of £40 towards the cost of constructing a roadway to the proposed new railway station at Pennal. Mr. Evans now asked that the matter be referred to the Rural Ward Committee, who could consider the matter, inspect the place. and report to the next Council Meeting. This was agreed to, the Council decided! that the Pennal Committee have power to add to their number when dealing with this question. FOBESHORE RIGHTS, Mr. J. Maethlon James proposed that the Council take steps to secure on lease from the Crown that portion of the foseshore which lies between the Dysynny drainage on the north and the Caethle Brook outfall on the south, this being the full length of the Towyn sub-district as abutting on the sea. The mover said he thought the Cois*:il ought to have control over that portion of the beach which was considered the most pleasant, and was a safe bathing ground, and as such was necessary to the town as a health resort. Hut the value of it might be greatly diminished unless they acquired the right to protect. It was quite possible that some private individual might consider it worth his while to do this, and thus be in a position to diotate terms to the Council for privilege which they certainly ought to possess and retain in their own hands. For instance, they found that they had to go cap in hand to the Railway Company at Aberdovey for a privilege which they as a District Council ought to possess. Mr. James also said that hundreds of loads of sand and shingle were carried away from the beach annually, with little regard to the safety of the property opposite. People were also in the habit of carting objectionable arttcles and depositing them on the foreshore, without thinking perhaps that they were doing an injury to the place as a clean and safe bathing ground. People could also come there and put up objection- able structures, in front of the best houses, and thus cause, perhaps, an annoyance to the better class of visitors who came to the place. At some future time also they might require to put up some structure themselves, such as swimming baths and stages for pleasure boats to land their passengers. He felt they ought as a Council to have sole control over this place, so as to keep it in good order, and protect it from any possibility of nuisance. Mr. Henry Evans seconded. The Clerk said he believed they could get a lease on terms which would be exorbitant, as the Crown encouraged these applications from local authorites. The resolution was then unanimously carried. A DEFECTIVE ROADWAY. Mr. Morris James, builder, complained of the state of the lower portion of the Sandilands high- way, which was a source of expense and trouble to him in getting material to the sea wall. He desired that the Council would make the road passable. The matter was referred to the Towyn Com- mittee.
BALA. THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE NOTES.— On Monday week last at the usual meeting of the Students' Missionary Union a paper was read by Mr David Thomas on the Evangelization of the Jews, and the history of missions to the Jews up to the 18th century," being part of the Society's test book. CONVERSAZIONE. — The students of the Bala Theological College and Preparatory school held their annual conversazione (to celebrate St. David's Day) at the Victoria Hall on Friday week last. The room was gaily decorated for the occasion, and the walls were covered with appropriate mottoes. The guests, both ladies and gentlemen, assemble 1 in great numbers, and even before the program e was commenced, the room was more than cc tfortably filled. Professor T. E. Jones, M.A., presided, and the following programme was gone through "0 mor ber," by the Choir under leadership of Mr John Smith; address, the Chair- man; penillion singing, Messrs R. and Edward Roberts recitation, Mr H. H. Hughes, B.A.; part song, Call John," Mr W. Lewis Jones and Party song, Miss Jones, Johnstown duett, Messrs D. O. Ellis, and J. F. Ellis. A hearty welcome was ac- corded to the old students who were present, and suitable remarks were made in response by BeTS. R. Griffiths, J. Rowlands, W. H. Lewis, and R. R. Jones. This was followed by an address by a representative from Trefecca College. The inter- val between the first and second parts of the pro- gramme was occupied in partaking of a sumptuous repast excellently provided by the Committee of ladies. The second part of the programme was then gone through as follows: selection on the piano, Mr O. S. Symonds, B.A.; selection, the Choir; song, Miss Maud Hughes, Festiniog; selection, the Welsh Choir under the leadership of Mr R. T. Owen song, Llam y Cariadau," Ap Heli; recitation, Mr Edgar Evans song, 11 The Soldier's Funeral," Mr Humphreys. Part three consisted of an act entitled Cyngor Plwyf Llan- llenbydmawr, R.S.O. got up by the students. This part was well received, and was a ntting close to a very pleasant evening. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—FRIDAY. MARCH 2ND- Present-Ifr. R. W. Roberts (chairman), Mr. J W. Roberts (vice-chairman), Messrs. R. LI. Jones, H. Evans, Evan Jones, D. Jones (joiner), D. W. Jones, W. F. Jones, M. P. Jones, H. LI. Davies, Edward Jones, J. P. Jones, (assistant clerk ) FINANCE. The Finance Committee reported that there was a balance due to the Treasurer of L143 11s. 4d. which plus the cheques requiring signature that evening, brought the Council's liabilities up to jCl65 19s. 5d. The estimates for the year was then submitted. The ordinary expenses, such as, repairs of highways, (other roads), sewerage, street works and improvements, scavenging, lighting, salaries, establishment charge and legal expenses were estimated at E310. In addition (1) the proposed new parapet from Tremaran House to Plasyraere Gate was estimated at E25 10s. (2). New parapet from Mount-place to Mount Cottage at £ 8. (3). Public urinal at £ 13. (4). Brackets for verandah at Ship Inn, at E3, making a total of P,359 10s., at the end of the financial year. It was estimated that there would be a credit balance of £80, adding to this a Is. 6d. rate on Z4,365, which would amount to E327 7s. 6d. and various rents P,15 12s., the total receipts would reach P,442 19s. 6d., so that there would be a balance to the good on the General District Rate account of £ 83 9s. 6d. From the Water Rate Account P,311 gs. receipts less iE220 expenditure would leave P.91 9a. which added to the balance of the General District Rate Account, gave an estimated balance 31st March, 1901 ofE174 18s 6d. The estimate was adopted and notice was given that a General District Rate of 111. 6d. in the P,, and a Library Rate of Id. in the £ would be signed at the next meeting. OVERSEERS. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. R. LI. Jones, seconded by Mr. J. W. Roberts. That Messrs H. Evans and J. W. Hughes, be appointed overseers for the ensuing year. BALA GREEN. Two applications were received for the hire of Bala Green for one year ending 25th March, 1900, viz., from Mr. Jacob Thomas, the present tenant ind Messrs R. LI. Jones, and W. Jones Ellis. Mr. Edward Jones proposed, and Mr. D. Jones (joiner), seconded that the Green be let to Mr. Jacob rhomas on the same terms as last year. Mr. W. r. Jones proposed an amendment and Mr. Evan Jones seconded. That the matter be deferred for i week. The amendment was subsequently leclared carried. MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. R. Ll. Jones' seconded by Mr. J. W. Roberts. That Dr. Williams be appointed medical officer of health of ihe district for one year, at a salary of £20 per innum, subject to the approval of the Local Government Board. MEDICAL OFFICER'S ANNUAL REPORT. The following was the report of the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Williams) for the past year. rhe population of the district according to the last census was 1,622. According to the Registrar's 'eturns there were during the year 47 births and 40 leaths as follows :-Births, 23 males, 24 females-47, giving an average of 28*97 per mille. Deaths. 20 nales, 20 females-40, giving an average of 24 66 per nille. There was an increase of nine in the number )f births, and an increase of 14 in the number of leaths. There occurred four deaths in the district )f persons who did not belong thereto, making the lumber of deaths 36 giving an average of 2'19 per mille as compared with 11-71 )er mille for 1898. These figures are not o be taken as unfavourable, as the average for .898 was exceptionally low. In 1899 it was 20.96 )er mille. Of the above four, two belonged to the larish of Llanfor, one to Llanuwchllyn, and one ame from Trawsfynydd. Of the forty deaths, here were nine under one year old, five of whom wero born prematurely, and could not live. There were none over one year and under five years. There was one over 5 and under 15; one over 15 and under 25; eleven over 25 and under 65; eighteen of 65 and upwards. Of the eighteen, 12 were over 75 and two were over 80. No deaths were due to phthisis. Seven deaths were due to other chest diseases, six to heart disease. Con- tagious and infectious diseases :—During the year there were 26 cases of scarlet fever reported. All were of a mild type. With one exception, which proved fatal, proper steps were taken in every case. Whooping cough was prevalent during the latter part of the year, but there was no fatal case. Two cases of enteric fever were reported, both of which recovered. Proper disinfection of clothes and house was carried out. Dwelling houses :-Several new houses have been erected in the east and west of the town; latest sanitary improvements have been adopted in each case. On the whole the small houses in the alleys are kept cleaner and are less crowded. Slaughterhouses:—Proper attention is paid to cleanliness. Nothing offensive is allowed to remain long enough to cause any mischief. Milk houses:—I am glad to find the Board are, taking steps to put these on a proper basis, as no doubt diseases arise from milk produced by un- healthy cows, or by being contaminated before it reaches the consumer, especially tuberculosis. Sanitary condition of the town The drains of the town are in a satisfactory condition. Many are open and are periodically flushed, so that no dis- agreeable smell oan arise therefrom. The refuse and ashes are carted away twice a week to a field a quarter of a mile from the town. Some com- plaints have been lodged as to the lighting of the town on dark nights. It is important this should be seen to, otherwise accidents might happen. Water supply :—The quality is excellent. The new mains have been laid, so there is no scarcity. NEW WATER PIPING. The Water Committee reported that they had met the contractor (Mr. Wm. Edwards) to see that the contract was carried out. They found that that the work had been done satisfactorily, and was complete with the exception of one small matter. They approved of the wCrk subject to the Surveyor's certificate. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. M. S, Jones, seconded by Mr. H. Ll. Davies, that the report be adopted. The Surveyor submitted his certificate, showing a balance of £ 46 Os. lid. due to the contractor It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. R. Ll. Jones, that a cheque be drawn in favour of Mr. Edwards for that amount and that the Clerk first obtain his assurance that this sum is in full discharge of all claims. LIBRARY. The committee recommended (1) That the insur- ance on the Library be increased to £ 100. (2) That the committee prepare a list on similar lines to^that done before, of an additional E30 worth of books, and that they invite the members of the Council or any ratepayers to send in a list of books which they would like to see in the Library. The number of books issued during February was 306. It was resolved that the report be adopted.
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH. -AIONDAY Wheat made 5s 6d to 6s per 65 lbs; barley, 4s Od to 4s 6d white oats,3s Od to 3s 3d black oats, 3s. Od Eggs, 16 for Is Salt butter, lid to Is. 2d per lb. fresh butter, :to Is 2d per lb. Fowls sold at 3s 6d to 5s Odper couple. Potatoes. 3s 6d per cwt. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a small supply of butter in this market to-day, which realised from Is Otd. to Is Oid per lb, basket butter Is Od to Is Id per-lb, according to quality. CORK, Saturday.—Seconds 87s, thirds 81s. In market 67 firkins. METAL MARKETS. LONDON, Friday.—Spelter £ 22 nearest price. Spanish lead £16 13s 9d spot, English ditto £16 17s 6d. POTATOES. LONDON, Friday.—Better supply and a brisker trade at the following prices:—Dunbar njaincrops, 100s; Lincoln maincrops, 85s to 90s snowdrops 80s; up-to-dates 70s to 80s; beauty of Hebron 70s to 75s; Bruce 70s giants 70s; Sutton's abundance 65s to 70s; Windsor Castles, 65s to 70s; black- lands 60s to 65s, and foreign 60s per ton. CATTLE. LEICESTER, Friday.—The March fair of cattle, sheep, and horses was held at the Cattle Market, Leicester. Generally speaking the supply was not so large as in former years, owing perhaps to the recent severe weather- The condition of the stock, however, was surprisingly good. The greater por- tion of the beasts penned comprised Welsh and Irish, for which the demand was slow, the prices asked by dealers being somewhat high. Best Shorthorn bullocks changed hands at from 915 to P,18, second quality L10 10s to £13, Welsh £13 10s to £ 17, second quality J,9 10s to P,12 10s, Irish E14 to L17, inferior quality £ 11 to E13. Barren cows and heifers sold at from £ 10 to £14, in-calf cows and heifers (by auction) Cl6 10s to £21 10s, second qnality P,12 to iEl4 10s, two-year- old steers and heifers ClO to £12 10s, yearlings £5 10s to P,7 10s, calves 20s to 35s. In-lamb ewes realised 40s to 43s, best lamb hoggs 36s 6d to 42s, smaller ditto 21s 6d to 26s.
Business Notices. WM. RICHARDS, GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT Begs to Inform the public that he HAS REMOVED To more Commodious Premises, lately carried on as the Gwalia" Temperance Hotel, Os byddweh yn methu cael bias ar eich bwyd cymerwch Anti Dyspepsia. GELYN MAWR I DIFFYG TRAUL JONES' ANTI-DYSPEPSIA MIXTTJITE Un o anhwylderau mwyaf cynhefin y ddynoliaeth ydyw Diffyg Traul Bwyd. Yn wir, y mae yn beth mor gyffredin fel y mae pobl yn ei gyfrif yn beth distadl; etto, onid ydyw yn rhagredegydd bron bob clefyd ? Un o arwyddion cyntaf o hono ydyw diffyg arcbwaeth at fwyd, llawnder yn y cylla ar ol bwyta, dolur yn y pen, ac yn gyffredin corph rhwym brydiau ereill bydd teimlad a wagder yn y cylla, awyddfryd gau am fwyd, yn nghyda dwfr poeth yn y frest. Y mae y moddion hyn trwy ei effaith union- gyrchol ar sudd yr ystumog yn adferu hen i'w chyflwr iachus a phriodol, a trwy hyny dylanwada ar yr holl gyfansoddiad: rhydd y teimlad o lesgedd a gwendid le i gyflwr o hoenusrwydd a iechyd. Y mae gennym luaws o dystiolaethau pobl gyfrifol sydd wedi derbyn gwellhad ar ol defnyddio y moddion hyn, y rhai oeddynt wedi treio yn agos bob meddyginiaeth arall. Na wnaed neb ddi- galoni dan y clefyd hwn nes rhoddi prawf teg ar y cyfaill yma. Ar werth mewn Poteli 2s. yr un. gyda chyfarwydd- iadau. I'w gael drwy y Post (ond danfon 2s. mewn stamps) g gwneuthurwr. Parotoir yn unig gan y Percheno^— T. JONES, A.P.S., CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, POST OFFICE, TREGAROX = Educational. MISS PHILLIPS, CERT. R.A.M., R.C.M., AND TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON, ORGANIST OF "TESLEY CHURCH, With experience in successfully preparing for the above Examinations. Receives Pupils for Organ, Pianoforte, and Singing. Terms on Application. ADDRESS 34, PIER STREET. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS YICTORIA (MARINE) (JEER ACE A BERYSTWYTH. SEPARATE KINDERGARTEN. PRINCIPAL Miss KATE B. LLOYD. Certificated Mistress, Assisted by a Staff of highly qualified Resident Governesses. REFERENCES— Thomas Jones, Esq., B.A., H.M. Inspector of Schools, Llanelly; The Rev. O. Evans, D.D., King's Cross, London. E. H. Short, Esq., H.M. Inspector, Abervstwyth. Principal Edwards, D.D., Bala Theological College. Principal Roberts, M.A., U.C.W. Principal Prys, M.A., Trevecca College. Dr Scholle Aberdeen University. Rev T. A Penry, Aberystwyth. Pupils prepared for the London and Welsh Matricu lations Oxford and Cambridge Examinations, &c. For Terms, &c., apply PRINCIPAL Business Notices. NEW MARKET HALL, m APKET STREET, A BERYSTWYTH. FURNISHED with STALLS for Butter, Cheese and Egg Merchants, Corn Merchants, Green Grocers, Crockery Dealers, Flannel Merchants, Vendors of Toys, &c. FIRST-CLASS CONCERT & BALL ROOM With Seating Accommodation for 700 Persons. Stage fitted with Beautiful Sceneries suit- able for Dramatic Entertainments. Every Convenience for School Treats and Private Parties. Catering undertaken for Excursionists, &c. D. M. HAMER, PROPRIETOR. EAGLE J RESTAURANT, 26, GREAT DARKGATE STREET. I NEWLY OPENED. SITUATION CENTRAL. HOT DINNERS AT I O'CLOCK J EVERY MONDAY. REASONABLE CHARGES. EVERY CONVENIENCE Commodious Rooms, Suitable for Clubs, Committees, &c. TEMPERANCE COMMERCIAL HOTEL, STATION TERRACE, LAMPETER. Two Minutes walk from the Railway Station. WELL-AIRED BEDS. BATHROOM. CHARGES MODERATE PROPRIETRESS—MRS S. A. WALTERS. W. M. JONES, GENERAL DRAPER, GLASGOW HOUSE, MACHYNLLETH. AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY. DOLGWM HOUSE, LAMPETER. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS.; GREAT CLEARANCE SALE OF LLOYD'S STOCK AT SWEEPING RE-D-UCTIONSI J. HUGHES EVANS. AUTUMN FASHIONS. C. M. WILLIAMS BEGS respectfully to announce that he is now showing a good selection of NEW GOODS SUITABLE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON. NEW HATS AND BONNETS. NEW MILLINERY. NEW FEATHERS AND FLOWERS NEW RIBBONS AND LACES.; NEW DRESS MATERIALS. NEW GOWNS AND SILK SCARFS. NEW SILK UMBRELLAS, &c NOTED HOUSE FOR STYLISH HATS AND BONNETS. SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO MOURNING ORDERS. GENTS' NEWEST SHAPES IN HATS AND CAPS, TIES, SCARFS COLLARS. CUFFS, &C. Inspection respectfully invited. C. M. WILLIAMS, GENERAL DRAPERY E STABLISHMENT, 10, PIER STREET. ABERYSTWYTH. MR. JAMES DAVIES, TUNER AND REPAIRER OF PIANOS AND ORGANS. Recommended by Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aber- ystwyth, and Mr. A. R. Gaul, Birmingham. Address:-ROSE IEIILL, Powell Street, ABERYSTWYTH, J AGENT FOR THE SALE OF NEW INSTRUMENTS. REWARD & PRIZE BOOKS ALL PRICES. A visit is respectfully solicited. Orders by Post strictly attended to. o NEW FANCY STATIONERY 6d. and Is. CABINETS. W. JENKINS' 23, Great Darkgate St. And 13, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Dentistry. ESTABLISHED 40 YEARS. MESSRS MURPHY & ROWLEY, SURGEON DENTISTS, Honorary Dentists to the Aberystwyth Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital. ADDRESS— 54, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH MR- ?>0VV LEY, begs t0 ann«unce that he is now a ,'e undertake Gold and all other Fillings, a°d a11 the in Modern Dentistry. Styles60^1 Teeth in the lat8St English and American TEETH EXTRACTED PAINLESSLY UNDER GAS. Mr R. visits Machynlleth, Towyn, Aberayron Tre- garon and Lampeter. Patients can be attended to any day at Aber- ystwyth. All at the most Moderate Charges. Full particulars on application. Business Notices. FOR GOOD AND RELIABLE BOOTS AND SHOES OF THF BEST QUALITY GO TO EDWIN PETERS, 51, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, 51, (Three doors above Town Clock,) ABERYSTWYTH. Gentlemen's and Ladies' Boots and Shoes of ever description. Repairs on shortest notice BILLPOSTING IN ABERYSTWYTH. frying to do business without advertising is like winking in the dark. You may know what you are doing, but nobody else does." SEND YOUR POSTERS TO THE ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT BILLPOSTING CO., Proprietors of the largest and BEST Hoardings in Aberystwyth and District. Send for list of Stations. Billposting done on most reasonable terms. Advertisers invited to inspect the Hoardings of this Company. Satisfaction guaranteed Address all communications and parcels to HERR PAREEZER, BILLPOSTING CO., PAREEZER HALL, QUEEN'S SQUARE, ABERYSTWYTH. JACK EDWARDS. (LATE E. EDWARDS,) B OOKSELLER AND STATIONER, 13, GREAT DAJIKGATE ST., A BERYSTWYTH. OUR MOTTO- GOOD VALUE FOR MODERATE PRICES H. P. EDWARDS, BEEF, MUTTON AND PORK BUTCHER, 349 GREAT JQ ARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. BEST QUALITY MEAT ONLY SUPPLIED HOME-MADE SAUSAGES AND PURE LARD. HOME-CURED HAMS AND BACON, CORNED JL1 BEEF, AND PICKLED TONGUES. THE ABERYSTWYTH WELSH FLANNEL DEPOT, 50, TERRACE ROAD REAL WELSH FLANNELS, SHAWLS, WOOL- LEN DRESSES, CLOTH, YARNS HAND-KNIT HOSIERY, WELSH QUILTS AND HOME-MADE BLANKETS. JOHN EDWARDS & CO., PROPRIETORS; JOHN GRIFFITHS CABINET MAKER, AND COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHER, 7, M ARKET STREET, A BERYSTWYTH! DRAWING-ROOM SUITES, DINING-ROOM SUITES, BEDROOM SUITES. GIG LAMPS. Edmund Edmunds, SADDLER & HARNESS MAKER, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER, Begs to inform the Public that he has a Grand Selection of GIG LAMPS IN STOCK, AT VERY MODERATE PRICES. All kinds of Repairs neatly executed on the shortest notice. SADDLES, CUSHIONS, HARNESS, &c. BARGAINS IN THE LATEST AND BEST JACKETS, CAPES, WATERPROOFS, AT D. NUN DAVIES' Drapery and Millinery Establishment, COMMERCE HOUSE, LAMPETER.