JT Deatb of mr. 3. 6. UI. Boitsall, froitfraltl). After a long and honourable life. the respected Squire of Fronfraith, Mr J. G. W. Bonsall, passed suddenly away at his residence on Thursday after- ,1100n last. He had attained the ripe age of 83 years, but although so far in the sere and yellow of life, the unabated vigour and interest he dis- played to the very end of his days in all matters with which he was connected, whether public or private, was the astonishment of all who knew bine. Perhaps the institution which gained his greatest attention and support in public life was the Aberystwyth Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital, of which he had been president for a great many years. His devotion to its wel- fare is proved by the fact that on the evening of the day preceding his death he gave instructions .to his coachman to have the carriage ready for the following day to convey him to Aberystwyth to attend a meeting of the Management Committee. At six o'clock on Thursday morning, however, he was stricken with a serious illness. Dr. T. D. Harries, Aberystwyth, was immediately summoned, and everything which medical skill could devise was done for the patient, but all to no purpose, for he passed peacefully away at 2-30 the same after- noon. Mr. John George William Bonsall was the second son of the late Rev. Isaac Bonsall, M.A., R.D., rector of Llanwrin, Montgomeryshire, and of Catherine, daughter of the late Rev. J. Davies, M.A., R.D., rector of Comma es, of the same county. He was born May 18th, 1817, at Llanbrynmair Rectory, and was the descendant of a family long connected with Cardiganshire. He was a grandson of the late Sir Thomas Bonsall, who was a J.P. for the county and also deputy lieutenant. Preparatory to enter- ing the legal profession, he was educated at Shrews- bury School. Remaining there for a few years, he afterwards established himself as a solicitor at Machynlleth. Here lie secured a wide practice, and distinguished himself by his keen insight into, and capable handling of. intricate points of the law. In May, 1853, he married Frances, daughter of the late Mr Joseph Davies, of Galltyllan, Mont- gomeryshire. About a year later he came to reside at Fronfraith, the home of his ancestors. The house is admirably situated upon rising ground, and stands # about lialf-a-mile off the main road from Aberystwyth to Talybont. It has a spacious lawn in front and the stately trees which surround it just allow of a view of the beautiful Rheidol Valley, which it overlooks. Mr Bonsall was created a justice of the peace for Cardiganshire in 1856. and his intimate knowledge of the law made him well-qualified to occupy the position. He sat regularly at the Llanbadarn Sesssions up to the time of his death, and was chairman of the justices for that district for a great many years. He was one of the oldest justices in the county of Cardigan, his period of public service in this respect extending tb 44 years. He also qualified as a justice of the peace for Mont- gomeryshire in 1867, and was a regular figure upon the magistrates' bench at Machynlleth. For the year 1866 he was high-sheriff of the county of Cardiganshire, and the duties of the office were efficiently and faithfully discharged by him. He also occupied a seat on the Llanbadarn School Board, the members of which body honoured him with the position of chairman for many years. As previously stated, the Aberystwyth Infirmary claimed a large share of his attention. Since its inception, or, at any rate, for 50 years, he has taken a leading hand in promoting its success. He was most regular in his attendance at all committee and general meetings, and was one of the trustees under the Joseph and Jan.e Downie's Bequest since it came into operation in 1880. For a great number of years also he was chairman of the Infirmary, and as in all other public offices which he undertook, per- formed the work in this case zealously and with a high motive. The Infirmary has lost a true friend and a firm supporter. Deceased was a strong church- man, and a staunch Conservative, yet his views were by no means narrow, and he treated other people's convictions with due respect. In his early life he took a great and active interest andpolitics, and had been often asked to stand for the county, but he never accepted the distinction. Perhaps, the most important occasion when he figured prominently in politics was during the election of 1880, when he worked energetically on behalf of the Conservative candidate, Mr. T. E. Lloyd, Coed- mor, in opposition to the Liberal candidate, Mr. L. P. Pugh, Abermaide. By his marriage Mr. Bonsall had-two sons and three daughters. The eldest son and heir is Mr. John J. Bonsall, of Galltllan, who is a justice of the peace for Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire, and a major in the Royal Cardigan Artillery. The other son is Mr. Hugh Bonsall, of Peithyll, also a justice of the peace for Montgomery, a major in the Royal Cardigan Artillery, and a member of the Cardiganshire County Council. The daughters are Mrs. Gallenger, Mrs. Leir, Cwmcoedwig; and Miss M. C. Bonsall. Mrs. Bonsall died in November, 1896, and was buried in the family vault at Llanbadarn Church- yard. During his later years Mr. Bonsall bad suffered considerably from failing eyesight, but otherwise he was remarkably active for one of his advanced age. He lived the life of a country squire, was a warm supporter of all branches of sport, and in all countyn- matters took a practical interest. THE FUNERAL. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, the interment being made in the family vault at Llan- badarn Churchyard. Shortly before 11 o'clock, a large concourse of people, comprising members of public bodies, tenants, and the general public assembled in front of the house. The day was gloriously fine, and on all hands—along the hedge- rows and in the fields—the silent voice of nature showed signs of returning spring. Shortly after 11 o'clock, the funeral cortege started from the house toward Llanbadarn in the following order:— County Police. Clergy and Ministers. County and Borough Councillors and Guardians. County and Borough Magistrates, including their Clerks, and other Legal Practitioners Trustees, Management Committee, and Staff of the Aberystwyth Infirmary. Tehants (who acted as bearers). Hearse. MOURNING CARRIAGES. Fronfraith. Cwm, Dr. Bonsall. Glanrheidol. Llidiarde. Dr. Harries. Servants. Other Carriages. Public. The chief mourners were the two sons, Major John J. Bonsall, and Major Hugh Bonsall, and Mr Leis, Cwmcoedwig; while the following relatives were also present:—Dr. Bonsall, Aberystwyth Mr. Bonsall, Morben; Mr. Harry Bonsall, Cwm; Dr. Morgan, Nantceirio; and Mr. Hughes-Bonsall, Glanrheidol. Amongst those in the processsion were the following :—Clergy and Ministers—Archdeacon Protheroe, Aberystwyth Revs. N. Thomas, vicar of Llanbadarn; R. Eustace Jones, Llanbadarn; G. Blackwall, Penrhyncoch; David Morgan, Pen- llwyn; J. F. Lloyd, vicar of Llanilar Rev. Griffith Parry, Llanbadarn Rev. T. Davies, Goginan, etc. County and Borough Magistrates—Messrs. M. Davies, Rugby (formerly of Ffosrhydgaled); Thomas James, Aelybryn; Captain Bray, Goginan; D. C. Roberts, Thomas Griffiths, E. P. Wynne, R. J. Jones, and John Lewis, Aberystwyth Marmaduke Lewis, Bryndyfi ,Aberdovey Edward Davies, Dolcaradog; G. W. Griffiths, Machynlleth; W. Hughes-Jones, Richard Morgan, and David Howell, Aberystwyth; J. M. Williams, Brymbwl. Representatives Aberystwyth Infirmary and Staff-Captain Cozens, Bronpadarn: Mr. F. R. Roberts; Penywern: Alderman C. M. Williams, Mayor of Aberystwyth; Alderman Peter Jones, Mr. William Thomas, Mr. J. D. Perrott, Rev. T. A. Penry, Mr. Evan Evans, Dr. Abraham Thomas and Dr. M. J. Morgan, (hon. medical officers), Dr. A. H. James (the house surgeon), and Mr. J* R. Rees (manager N. & S. W. Bank). County Councillors-Messrs. Evan James and R. Doughton, Aberystwyth William Evans, Cnwch. Guardians.—Messrs. J. E. James, Aberystwyth; David Morgan, Pentre Brwynant; R. Simon, Llanbadarn. General Public.—Messrs. Lewis Pryse, Aber- llolwyn; A. H. Lewis, Nanteos; R. J. R. Loxdale; -Castle Hill; J. Russell Cox, Ty-issa; J. Parry, •Glanpaith; W. F. Richards and R. C. Richards, Penglaise; J M. Howell, Aberdovey J. R. James, Peithyll; Lewis Williams, Machynlleth J. Lloyd Lewis, N. P. Bank, Aberystwyth; Williams, Ffynon Caradog; J. Rowlands, Goginan; David -Jones, Troedrliuedis; J. Francis, Wallog; John Owen, R. K. Jenkins, W. Richards, R. Morgan, T. W. Powell, Jack Thomas, and J. Watkins, Aberystwyth William Hughes, Dorglwyd; James Thomas, Llwyndewi; Thomas Edwards, Penglaise Faich; David Jenkins, Glasgrug; David Jones and .John Jones, Capel Dewi; John Roberts, Lluest; J. R. Hughes, Bow Street; L. R. Lewis, Ffynon Ddu; H. O. Lewis, Dorglwyd; Benjamin Jones and David Richards, Pendre; and R. M. Jones, Brynpadern; John Jones, Edward Jones and Humphrey Jones, Machynlleth; Charles Humphreys, Lewis Evans, and Evan Lewis, Penegoes. Tenants:—Messrs William Evans, Abernant Thomas Edmunds, Pwllhobi; David Davies, Peny- graig; Thomas Morgans, Troedrhiwiair; William Evans, Tyllwyd William Jones, Troedrhiwcastell; David Davies, Ceunant; John Jones, Caecwtta J | Abraham Wright, Llain; Ebenezer Evans, Tygwyn; Lewis Mason, Llain; Isaac Davies, Tanyffordd; Henry Wright, Pendre Richard Jones, Llwyndu Evan Evans, Farmers Arms, Llanfihangel; David Jones, Troedrhiwrhydys; William Evans, Shop, Cnwch Coch; Richard Thomas, Alltfadog; Thomas Rowlands, Ysgubor Newydd; and David Jenkins, Fronfraith Fach. Carriages were sent from the following places :— Brynreithen, Glanrheidol, Nantceirio, Crosswood, Tyissa, Penywern, Gogerddan, Frongog, Loves- grove, Dolau, Penglaise, Nanteos, etc. In the procession also, the household servants at Fronfraith were represented by the Misses Mary Edwards, Anne Morgan, and Jane Williams, who followed immediately after the chief mourners, each carrying a beautiful wreath. The floral tributes received, which were very numerous, were made up to the choicest flowers and ferns in the forms of crosses, hearts, and chaplets. They were sent by the following:— Major Bonsall, Galltyllan;' Mrs. Bonsall, Gallty- llan Miss Bonsall, Fronfraith; Mrs Gallenger, Fronfraith; Mr. and Mrs Leir; Major Hugh Bonsall; Mrs Bonsall; Ella and Doris (grandchildren); Mr and Mrs Hughes-Bonsall; Dr and Mrs Bonsall, Mr and Mrs Bonsall, Morben; Mrs Bonsall, Cwm; Mr and Mrs Schmidt, Mr Howell Evans (chief constable), Mr E Evans, Great Darkgate-street; Mrs E Owen Phillips, Mr Charles M Leir, Misses Jones, Frongog; Mrs Cosens, Mr and Mrs Clitheroe, Mrs David Howell (Craigydon), Servants of Fron- fraith, Miss Jones, Plas Deon; Mr. and Mrs Morgan, Nantceirio; General 'Jenkin Jones, Dolau; Miss Jones and Miss Violet Jones, Dolau Mr M L Lewis, Aberdovey; Mr and Mrs Francis, Mrs and Miss Williams, Ffynon Mr and Mrs Parry, Glanpaith Mrs. Neale, the Tenants Crynfryn Buildings; Mr and Mrs Russell Cox, the Countess of Lisburne, Major and Mrs. Jenks, Capt Evans, Llandyssul; Lady Evans, Lovesgrove; Mr and Mrs Roberts, Penywern; Lady Pryse; Miss Florence Williams, Ffynon Mr and Mrs Loxdale, Castle Hill; Dr and Mrs Harries Aberystwyth, etc. The following tenants and employees bad been appointed to act as bearers:—Messrs John Hopkins (farm bailiff), David Colville (head gardener), T. Edwards, E. Matthews, J. Hopkins, D. Rees, J. Edwards, R. Morgans, E. Evans, A. 'Wright, D. Morgan, D. Davies, W. Evans (Abernant), W. Evans (Tyllwyd), T. Morgans, D. Jenkins, R. Thomas, H. Wright, D. Jones, and T. Richards. The body was encased in a shell which was covered with a lead coffin, the whole' being placed in a massive oak casket, which was ornamented with brass fittings. The lead coffin was the work of Mr Loveday, Queen-street, Aberystwyth, while the casket had been made by Mr John Charles, formerly of Commins Coch. The breast plate bore the following inscription :— J. G. W. Bonsai, Died April 5th, 1900. Aged 82 years. The service at the church was full choral, and of an impressive character. The 90th Psalm was chanted by the choir, after which hymn 537, "Peace, perfect peace," was sung. The usual service of the Established Church was then read by the Rev. Archdeacon Protheroe, and this was followed by the well-known hymn, Now the labourer's task is o'er." As the body was being borne from the church, the "Dead March" was played on the organ by Mr. Cashmore. The vault, which is situated at the top end of the burying- ground, had been beautifully decorated. One side had been made to represent a primrose bank, and at the head of the vault an exqusite cross of choice flowers had been arranged. This work had been carried out by the head gardener at Fronfraith (Mr. David Colville) and his assistants, and reflected the utmost credit upon them. The throng which had gathered round tke graveside was a very large one. The service here was conducted by the Rev. N. Thomas (vicar), at the conclusion of which the popular Welsh funeral hymn, 0 fryniau Caersalem ceir gweled" was sung by the whole, assembly. This terminated the ceremony, and the mourners slowly dispersed. The regulation of the procession was carried out in an entirely satisfactory manner by Chief Constable Howel Evans, assisted by Superintendent Phillips and a posse of police. The undertaking arrangements had. been entrusted to Mr. Edward Evans, J.P., draper, 40, Great Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, and under his able supervision these were carried out without a hitch and to the com- plete satisfaction of all concerned.
FRONGOCH MINE. THE STARTLING RUMOUR —It was with much surprise and indignation that we heard at Frongoch of the startling rumour by which the town of Aber- ystwyth was so much disturbed on Thursday last, that a savage fight had occurred at Frongoch Mines between the Welsh and Italian miners, that the Italians had followed the Welshmen into the mountains, and that three men bad been killed. Whoever started the said rumour must have mis- chievously invented it, or was so deficient in his geographical knowledge that he could not dis- tinguish between South Africa and Frongoch. No ill-feeling has been manifested between the Welsh and Italian workmen, and from all appearances so far the Italians would be the last to start a quarrel, and follow the Welshmen into the moun- tains. Last week!one or two meetings were held by the Welsh miners in order to come to an under- standing with the manager with regard to the hours of work of the two sets of workmen, and where the different men are to work, and every- thing was unanimously settled on the part of the Welshmen, and most harmoniusly as between em- ployer and employed. The only objection raised was to allowing the Italian miners to work on Saturdays. It seems that the management had advanced passage money to the Italians, and had generously agreed to allow the men to work over- time on Saturdays to repay it by instalments, thus enabling them to remit a full quota from their weekly wage for their own and their families maintenance. The Manager agreed to abandon working on Saturdays, and the best of feelings prevail here.
TRISANT. COCERT.-On Thursday a grand evening Con- cert was held at the Board School. The Rev. T. Mason Jones occupied the chair, and was sup- ported by the Rev. Gwrnryn Jones and Messrs Samuel Evans and William Lewis, the two latter being members of the School Board. The most attractive and most appreciated part of the pro- gramme was the excellent performance by the older boys of selections from Ohesterton's Physical Exercises (dumb-bell, etc.). The boys had been well trained for the occasion by Mr Lewis, the headmaster. The Dumbell Drill was undoubtedly smart and precise, thorough and cheerful, and per- formed in a right military manner. The following was the programme for the eveningOpening song by Mr T. J. Evans (Tynclawdd); recitation, Two little kittens," Master Arthur R. Lewis solo, Ryfelgyrch Cadben Morgan," Miss Ruth Williams; recitation, "Y Gwcw ar y Fedwen," Master Samuel Davies; solo, Wyres fach Ned Pugh," Miss Anna Bertha Jonas: wit, Mr David Lloyd Jones (Lone); chorus, Love at Home," six of the older girls; solo, Rwyf wedi dod i lwybrau," etc., Mr Joseph Jones, London; physical drill by the older boys: recitation, Tasgau'r Ysgol y Plant," Miss Mary Elizabeth Mason; solo," Gwlad," Miss Lizzie J. Morris; recitation, Drws y nef- oedd," Miss Polly Davies; chorus, The Wind," the Trisant Party, led by Mr. Lewis, C.M.; comic song, I bought a bike on Monday," Mr T. Sykes; solo, Bugeiles y glyn," Mr. Matthew Evans (Nantgwyn); dialogue, Miss Margaret A. Jones, and Joseph Davies duett, Y ddeilen ar y lli," Messrs Joseph Jones and Matthew Evans- both sang in an exceptionally fine style; recitation, Morfa Rhuddlan," Miss Sarah A. Morris-she undoubtedly gave a most vivid and excellent rendering of this well-known piece; solo, Y bachgen ffarweliodd a'i wlad," Mr T. J. Evans Dumbell drill; duett, Stop at mixio Saesneg," Mr Matthew Evans and Mr Lewis, C.M.; chorus, 11 Deuwch, canwn iddo Ef," Trisant party, led by Mr Matthew Evans. After the usual vote of thanks to the chairman and singers generally, the enter- tainment was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem, the solo being sung by Mr Jones (London), the audience heartily joining in the chorus. Mr William Bonner (Glantrisant), and Mr D. Thomas Evans (Rhiwfelen), kindly acted as door-keepers. In every sense the enter- tainment was a great success, which was due in a great measure to the efforts of Mr Lewis, the able and energetic schoolmaster.
ABERAYRON. FAIR.—The annual cattle and pig fair was held on Tuesday in last week. The attendance was large and business was brisk. MALE VOICE CHOIR.—To-day (Thursday), the Aberayron Male Voice Party are engaged in an im- portant, competition at Pennant Eisteddfod. The result will be given in our next issue. SUCCESS.—We are pleased to record the success of Mr James Thmas, Moelydon (late Manor HAll), who has succeeded in obtaining his chief officer's certificate for the merchant service, at an examina- tion held at Cardiff. THE LATE MR DAVID HARRIES.—The members of Peniel-street Chapel sometime ago decided to commemorate the memory of one of their departed members, who had zealously discharged the duties of deacon for a great many years, by erecting a tombstone over his grave. Last week the com- mittee placed the order with Messrs Lloyd and Son, sculptors, Aberayron. The work is to con- sist of a massive block granite stone, which will be artistically designed.
TREGARON. Trip, LITERARY SOCIETY.-Tliis Society con- cluded its winter session by holding a Conversazione at the Town Hall, Tregaron, last Wednesday evening. The room bad been most tastefully de- corated with palms, flags, evergreens, and appro- priate mottoes by the ladies of the Committee. Nearly all the members joined in the pleasures of the evening, and as each member was invited to introduce a friend, a large gathering assembled shortly after 7-30 p.m. Among the many whom 11 the Committee was pleased to welcome were Mrs Lloyd, Llys Einon; Mrs Williams, Ystrad; Mrs Evans, Albion Mrs Waterhouse, Bryn Teifi; Mrs Williams, Brenig View Mrs Jones, the Mill; and Miss J. G. H. Jones, B.A., County School. Later in the evening the visitors were joined by Messrs Harry Evans, B.A., and J. Strand Jones, B.A., of Lampeter, and the Rev. Davies, M.A., chaplain of Jesus, Oxford, whose presence and cordial co- operation were much appreciated. Appropriate songs were rendered by Miss Lizzie Jones, Mis Nancy Morgan, and Mr O. D. Rees, while Mr T. B Davies recited The Relief of Lailysmith." Mif Foulkes, R.A.M., County School, kindly acted i accompanist during the evening; the piano wi supplied by Messrs Wheatley, of Aberystwvt After the musical part of the programme had bel, rendered, a variation was introduced in the sha. of tea, coffee, sandwiches and other light refref. ments, which had in the meantime been admiraV arranged by the ladies of the Committee and soe friends in an adjoining room-a variation app- ciated by all present. The rest of the evening Is devoted to games of an interesting and enjoyfie character; the unique Swiss games managed^ the President, Mr G. T. Lewis, M.A., proved a gat success. The proceedings were concluded t a valedictory address from the President at a hearty vote of thanks to the officers and Comrntee of the Society. After the singing of the Natfral Anthem the company dispersed about 11 ..m. Among those who regretted their inabilil to accept the invitations of the Committee owi- to previous engagements, were the Rev ancMrs Morgan Evans, Mr David Thomas, C.M., Dr loyd and Mr Thomas Jones, P.O. General regri was felt that Mr T. Alban Jones, who has woilrl so energetically with Miss Morgan, Talbot, anoint secretaries, was not present, he having beealled away to London on business a few days pfvious. During the season which has just conclu^ the Literary Society has made remarkable Jbgress., which augurs well for the next session. It has filled a long felt want during the dul winter months of a country town, and has Joduced lectures and debates in both Welsh and Elish on numerous subjects of historical and pain- in- terest. It is hoped and believed that will do much more in the future to develope latent abilities of the younger people of Tregarf, BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the 3oard of Guardians was held at the Town Hall, cTuesday, April 10th, when the following memberfrere pre- sent :—Messrs Hugh Herberts (chairiin), Evan Evans (vice-chairman) D Williams, Btws Leiki; E. Lloyd, Blaenpennal; D. J. WilliamR James and Rees Evans, Caron Lower; D. Lod'ck, Garth- eli Thomas Jones, Doithie United 'p. Davies, Gorwydd J. Jones, Gwnnws Upper Iter Davies, Llangeitho; John Owens, Llanbadarn Rev T. R. Morgan, Lledrod Upper; Thomas Edlf(ls, Nant- cwnlle: Lewis Oliver, Ysbytty; J. -oyd, clerk Morgan Morgan (master) Rees Rowlajs (relieving officer) and Dr Lloyd (medical officei OUT-RELIEF. Amount of out-relief administered)er Mr Rees Rowlands (relieving officer) during he past fort- night £39 2s Od to 108 paupers,corresponding period last year iZ43 3s Od to 156. umber of in- mates in the House 27 corresponag period last year, 30. Mr Morgan Morgans, master, sal(that a pauper named Mrs Elias in the Tregaron 'orkhouse had died and left an estate the valt of which was Z137 15s 6d. He also stated that t had £ 93 18 5d in hand after paying all the expend. This pauper had only one son and he wa lunatic in the County Asylum. The guardiavould now be trustees of the estate, and with ti remainder of the money viz., iE93 18s 5d would ,,y for the keep of her son in the asylum. If the In recovered be- fore the money had been spent 1 would be en- titled to them, Mr D. J. Williamsposed that the guardians accept the money, andie chairman, Mr Hugh Herberts, should sign fdit. Mr Evans seconded the proposition which his unanimously agreed to. Mr. Hugh Roberts, the retirg chairman, said that he could not leave the cha before thanking the guardians. He thanked tha for electing him their chairman last year and f( their kind assist- ance to him during his term of nee. He had also to thank his friend, Mr. EvaiEvans (vice-chair- man) for his work during tlielist year. He also thanked the guardians for thewk done by them. Continuing, he said that tlifTregaron Board of Guardians looked well after tJ poor, and that the men in office under the Cound had smaller wages for their work than the men ttler the Board. The vice-chairman (Mr. San Evans) said he was very pleased to say thattbe members of the Tregaron Board of Guardiansfc-ere very agreeable, and were quite as agreeable fien going out of the meeting as when coming in. He had a very good chair at present, and he di<not know where to go, when he would have to live it as most of the other chairs were without icks (laughter). He also hoped that the guardii,.i would continue to work as well this year as th did last year (hear, hear). Mr. D. J. Williams thaned the chairman and vice-chairman for the kindiords they had given them as members of the Bard of Guardians. He also thanked them for tbit services during the past year. The Rev. T. R. Morgan ponded Mr. Williams' proposition, and said ti chairman and vice- chairman had done their Nirk well and honestly. The vote was passed unJHmously. Mr. Tregoning said he Ws glad to bear testimony and say that he had bt>n for 21 years in the service of the Board anc he was certain that he could tell them all that 1 had been as contented this year as he had ever JCCll during the past 20 years. RURAL DlSTicT COUNCIL. The Rural District Colicil was held on Tuesday, April 10th, when the allowing members were nrp,,Pnt, --Mr David Dates (chairman) rtresidine'. Rev T. R. Morgan (vice-hairman), with those who were present at the I)ard of Guardians, Mr S. Tregoning (surveyor), No J. P. Rees (inspector), Mr Morgans (master), wither Jenkin Lloyd (clerk).- The Chairman said tat he had received a com- plaint against a persh named Evan Rees, Pen- blodeuyn, who had thjwn the body of a dead pig into the river.—Mr J. J. Rees, inspector, reported the case to the Cointl and tasked if proceedings should be taken againt him or not. The Inspector said the excuse thernan had was that one of his servants had thrown tle pig into the river without his knowledge.—-Mr J. J. Williams proposed that proceedings should nit be taken this time, but that a warning should be gven him, and that no excuses for a case like this lould be taken any more. Mr Oliver seconded tig proposition, and after a discussion this was agreed to. The Clerk read a letter which he had received from the Aberystwjh Rural District Council which was as follows.26ttMarch, 1900.-Dear Sir,—I am directed by the Abujygtwyth Rural District Council to inform you that ihey are prepared to contribute the sum of F,10 awards the erection of a new bridge across the fetwyth at Cwmystwyth in the place of the existing bridge, on condition that the Tregaron Rural district Council contribute the same that the balance required is obtained frofn t, inhabitants in the neighbour- hood. And ^ey suggest that your council shall appoint two of their number with your District Road Surveyor in conjunction with Messrs. D. Morgan of Pentretrinant, and Thos. Powell, of Glanllyn (to. tlteir. number) and Mr. Morgan Edwards, oeir district Surveyor as a committee to carry out tlle vvGrli-—Yours truly, HUGH HUGHES. It wai; agreed that the sum of P,10 be paid. Mr. Oliver said he would like some of the members of the CouvCil to come over to Cwmystwyth and examine the bridge and also to get. a contractor. Mr. D. J. Williacis said if they were to go over to Cwmystwyth tioW and also get a contractor possibly the whole responsibility for the bridge would be throwiijoPOn' thein the next time anything would be wanted. The Pev. T. R. Morgan proposed that they should ø.ot go to Cwmystwytb, but to pay the £10. This w agreed to. TENDERS. The tendr of John Evans, carpenter, Tregaron, for the construction of a footbridge over the river Camdawr, Was accepted. VOTE OF THANKS. The retiring chairman, Mr David Davies, gave a hearty vote of thanks to the members and said that he was giving a dinner at the Talbot Hotel before retiring from office. The Rev. T. R. Morgan said that he thought that he had filled the situation of vice-chairman satisfactorily, as it was such an easy position to fill owing to the work being done so Veil by the chairman. ittr Peter Davies proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman and vice-chairman and it was unanimously agreed to. LUNCHEON. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. David Davies, the retiring chairman of the Rural District Council, gave a dinner to the members of the Rural District Council and the Board of Guardians at the Talbot Hotel. After due justice bad been done to an excellent spread, an interesting toast list was gone through under the chairmanship of Mr. Davies. The first toast, that of "The Queen and Royal Family," was submitted from the chair, Mr. Davies paying a graceful tribute to Her Majesty.—Dr. 31,-In proposed the toast of The Army and N; y" and said he felt sure they would all heartily reeive it, especially under the present circum- stnces. They had been rather inclined to look (U-n upon their army and navy men, but it was lky that they now had an army and navy to right 1- them and to uphold their government. They had (e amongst them that day, viz., Mr. Morgan Jones, ho had two sons fighting at the front, and he oped that both would have a safe return.—Mr. [organ Jones responded to the toast, and thanked iie chairman for bringing them together that day. He also thanked Dr. Morgan for the kind wishes he liad expressed towards his two sons. Mr. Hugh Herberts, in an appropriate speech, then proposed the toast of i. The Clergy and Ministers."—Rev. T. H. Morgan, in responding, said that some of the foremost clergymen and ministers in the country were born in the Tregaron district, and he hoped jhey would continue to send out good men lor the good of the country at large.— k speech was then delivered by Dr Lloyd, in which le made complimentary references to the Chairman. :Ie also (pointed out that 20 years ago the chair vas known as" Cader y baw," but now it was called Y gader." Dr Lloyd also urged that they should devote more of their time to sanitary work, but said he was pleased to observe that the sanitary efficiency of the district was improving year by year.—The Chairman, replying to these remarks, said he was also of opinion that the sanitation of the district was better than it used to be. He hoped that before their next luncheon they would have a proper water supply at Tregaron.—Mr. D J. Z" Williams then submitted the toast of The officials." He said he had been an officer of the Board for 20 years himself, and he was sure there was a great deal more work done now than in his time.—Mr Jenkin Lloyd (the clerk) responded on behalf of the officials. He said he was a guardian himself about 18 years ago, and the guardians then were all Welsh speaking, but now, strange to say, they were getting more English. He hoped all the officials would continue to discharge their duties to the satisfaction of the members.—Mr Morgan, a former surveyor under the Council, also responded, and said he was very glad to meet the Chairman and all the members again. He had left them now for about two years, but his heart was still with the Tregaron Board of Guardians. — Mr Morgan Morgans (workhouse master) proposed the toast of the Press." He said that they had no fault to find with the Press, and the reports of their proceedings all through the year had been very satisfactory. The health of Mr. David Davies and family" was then proposed in an eulogistic speech by Mr. John Jones, who wished them long life and prosperity. The toast was heartily received, and Mr. Davies having made a suitable reply, the proceedings terminated.
LAMPETER. COUNTY COURT.—The bimonthly County Court was held last Wednesday, before His Honour Judge Bishop. No business of importance was transacted. GOLF.—The monthly competition for the gold medal of the Golf Club was held at the Gilvin Links last Saturday. Mr. J. Ernest Lloyd, Bryn, came out the winner. The medal must be won three times consecutively before it becomes the absolute property of the winner. BACON FACTORY.—The next important event expected to take place here is the establishment of a Bacon Factory, but whether under the auspices of the Agricultural Society or the Butter Factory Company is not yet settled. Should neither party take the matter up soon a private firm will in all probability undertake it. PAXTON SOCIETY.—Mr D. F. Lloyd, the ener- getic secretary of this society, gave the members at a meeting held on Thursday evening last the benefit of his experience in the art of rose culture. Mr Lloyd has made the subject a hobby, and his lucid address coupled with the demonstrations on the subject mentioned was a treat to listen to. Mr Whitworth of the N. P. Bank who is also an ardent horticulturalist presi led, and moved a vote of thanks to Mr Lloyd, which was cordially passed. TEMPERANCE.—The weekly meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society was held at the Lower Schoolroom on Monday evening last, when the Rev. W. J. Evans presided. The members were entertained to a magic lantern performance by Mr. D. F. Lloyd, Bryn. The majority of the slides consisted of coloured photographs of flowers and rural sceneries. The remainder were of local celebrities and sceneries, which were the joint pro- duction of Messrs. A. H. Lloyd and D. J. Davies, Crown Manors Office, members of the Lampeter Photographic Society. THE SECRET OF LONG LIFE AND GOOD HEALTH. -At the close of the County Court here last Thursday the hale and youthful appearance of the High Bailiff, Mr. J. P. Howell, who is an octo- genarian, induced one of his friends present to ask him how he managed to enjoy such excellent health at his age. His reply was that he attributed it to the fact that he made fruit a very large proportion of his diet- He then gave particulars of his mode of living. In our next issue we shall give a full account of our correspondent's subsequent interview with him which our readers will no doubt find interesting. PALM SU,IDAY.-The time bonoured;and beautiful custom of placing flowers on the graves on Palm Sunday was observed at the parish churchyard last Sunday to a greater extent than usual. The day being fine, the churchyard was visited by a large number of the relatives friends of the departed. The spectacle was pleasing as well as touching, and gave clear expression to the sentiment "Though lost to sight to memory dear."—In the Churchyard of Loughor, in Glamorganshire, is the following epitaph, containing an allusion to the interesting custom of strewing the grave with flowers:- The village maidens to her grave shall bring Selected garlands each returning spring- Selected sweets in emblem of the maid, Who underneath this hallow'd turf is laid. Like her they flourish, beauteous to the eye; Like her, too soon they languish, fade, and die. IMPROVEMENTS.—There is not a town in the whole of South Wales (Glamorganshire excepted) that has increased so fast both in size and importance within the last 50 years as Lampeter. When the inhabitants presented a petition to the Privy "Council for a new charter of incorporation in 1884, the facts in support of their case were so overwhelming that the Commissioner who was sent here to hold an enquiry had no hesitation what- ever in reporting in favour of the grant of such charter. Since then the increase has been even more rapid. Later on we shall give particulars of some of the facts as set out in the petition referred to and also of the improvements which have taken place since-although several villas have been built lately there is still a demand for more, It is very satisfactory under such circumstances that the best sites of all for such buildings are still left. One of them especially, Glandulas hill on each side of Cwmrhys affordsfthe most healthy and pleasant site possible. A row of villas from Mount Pleasant road to Brongest-road with the Butter Factory on one end and probably a Bacon Factory at the other with the bill and plantations at the back to cut off the east and north winds and the front facing the sun and the open air, would make a perfect paradise. HORTICULTURAL SHOW.—This show, in connec- tion with the Lampeter and District Paxton Society is fixed for Friday, 17th August next. With such well known floriculturists at its head as Col. H. Davies Evans, of Highmead, the lord lieutenant of the county; Principal Bebb, of St. David's College; Mr J. C. Harford, Falcondale; and Mr W. Inglis Jones, of Derry Ormond; and a Secretary who knows his work, in Mr D. F. Lloyd, of Bryn, there is little doubt that all that they can do will be done to ensure that success, the ultimate issue of which is in the hands of the Dublic and the exhibitors. The schedule of prizes—appro- t priately covered in green-is an admirable one; not the least interesting portion being the special prizes offered by Mrs Davies-Evans, of Highmead, and open to all children in elementary schools, as well as those offered to the schools under the Lampeter U.D. School Board. Another valuable incentive is offered by Principal Bebb for the best kept and best cultivated cottage garden, open to cottagers residing within a radius of two miles from Harford Square. The prizes in this connection will be awarded on the result of surprise visits paid between the 14th of April, and the 17th of August. Messrs Davies Brothers, and Mr Roderick Evans also offer local prizes, which are further supplemented by those given by several of the first seedsmen in the country. Altogether the ex- hibition should be an admirable one. The care bestowed on the schedule bears evidence that recent horticultural lectures here already bids fair to bear fruit. LETTER FROM A LAMPETER LAD AT TtlB WAR.—Mr D. H. Evans, 64, Bridge-street, Lampeter has received the following letter dated 12th March, from his cousin, Sapper Gwilvm Evans, 3561, 6 Company, Ordnance Corps, Naaw- port.—" Dear Cousin, I am writing you these few line* trusting they will find you and all at home in good health. This climate plays a chap up for a while-it is scorching hot through the day, and very cold at night. There are a Z, lot of troops in the hospital here with enteric fever, and we can see about 12 or more funerals in a veek, but not all fever cases. There are a lot that die from wounds received in action. About a fortnight ago, we could hear the guns firing all day long; the Qnemy were only a few miles from here. I daresay you have heard of the battle of Arundel in the papers. Well, we bad a lively time when that was on. We did not get off the works until nine, some- fciraes later, at night. Then we were up until about one in the morning, up on the hill building some redoubts to guard the stores. After that was done we had to get out about two in the morning to man these placet. We had one 15 pounder field gun, one maxim, and then so many were told off for different parts of the compound, and there were only 100 of the Corps here. If the enemy did come we might have held out for a couple of hours, in fact there were only about 2,000 all told here to hold the town if Mr Boer had come, and most of the troops were militia, and the town guard com- posed of the civilians living here. I wish they had come near enough so as to have a pop at them. Each man has 100 rounds of ball to go if required, and plenty more in store, but for all that I could go to sleep and do a decent meal for the food is terrible, but the bread is [a bit decent sometimes, but we have to put up with it and jam. We get one tin between four sometimes. I shall be glad when the campaign is all over, although it may be a few years before I get home to see you all again. By the time you will receive this I shall be on the way to Pretoria, only we shall have a few stops on the way. Please give my best regards to all." z, TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday, the 4th instant. Present-Alderman D. Tivy Jones (mayor). Aldermen John Jones and J. Ernest Lloyd, Councillors T. D. Lloyd, Joseph Davies, Daniel Evans, D. H. Evans, Daniel Watkins. E. H. Griffiths, John J. Davies and Evan Davies, Mr. D. Lloyd (town clerk), and Mr. Rhys W. Jones (surveyor). I REPORT. The Surveyor submitted a most minute report of what was done since his appointment, and stated that the town was free from infectious diseases, and in a fair sanitary condition. The mayor congratulated the surveyor on his elaborate report. THE LATE SURVEYOR. When the cheques were signed for the officers' salaries Alderman John Jones said he thought Mr. Moore, the late surveyor, was deserving of some extra recognition. He had given every assistance to the new surveyor and had been of great help to him at the commencement of his office. The clerk suggested that Alderman Jones should give a notice of motion for the next meet- ing, which Alderman Jones promised to do. APPLICATION FROM THE WORKMEN. A letter was read from the Town Scavengers applying for an increase in their weekly wages. They asked for an increase of 3d. per day, making it 2s. 9d. instead of 2s. 6d. The matter was referred to a committee of the whole Council to consider, and it was agreed that the Committee should meet the following evening at 8 o'clock. cl STREETS COMMITTEE. Alderman Jones submitted a report from the Streets Committee. The report stated than an arrangement had been arrived at with the Gas Company, by which the Company were to extend main pipes for 20 yards towards the lamp posts where necessary, and that it had been resolved to order a pitch pine railed garden seat with iron frame at 28s. 6d., and one wrought iron one at 22s. 6d., from Mr. J. T. Megicks, and one wrought iron seat from rr. Thomas Roberts at 45s. The report was adopted. MARKET ACT. Dr. E. Hi Griffiths referred to the question of clearing the streets, and proposed that a committee should be appointed to see that the resolution of the Council with regard to the clearing of the streets of obstructions was carried out. Mr. Watkins wished to know what instructions bad been given to the police in the matter. He thought the Council should confine itself to getting people selling commodities to go into the market and not proceed under the Highway Acts, and clear the streets of empty carts, &c. The Clerk said that clearing the streets of obstructions and enforcing the Market Act, were two distinct procedures the former was in the hands of the police, and were independent of the Council. Mr. Watkins thought the Council should only deal with those who sold their commodities on the streets, and he understood that, that was what the Council bad intended. There was not a place in the County, where empty carts were not allowed to remain on the Streets during market days. The matter was eventually referred to the Markets Committee. Mr. Watkins then submitted the report of the Markets and Fairs Committee. The committee recommended that the police be asked to assist the Council in carrying out the Market Act, and the Surveyor was instructed to have all goods exposed for sale in the streets removed to the market place, and in case of a refusal by any person or persons, to comply with his request to take their names with a view to prosecution. The report was adopted. Mr. D. H. Evans, referring to the obstruction question, feared the Council would drive everybody away from the town. GAS. Mr. Watkins moved according to notice that the Lajxipt-i-oi- Cy W L'Lun¡-lll'd f-c. iirovidi. a proper testing station to test the quality of their gas under sections 50 and 51 of their Act, the power was to be equal to 14 sperm candles, and a testing station was to be provided so that con- sumers might know if the supply was of sufficient quantity, pressure and quality. From enquiries he had made he believed the Company had not complied with the Act, as regards testing station. Mr. Watkins also referred to the Company's Works being only rated at Z2 5s Od. and other matters connected with the Company. Dr. Griffiths seconded the proposition, and the Town Clerk was directed to write to the Company calling their attention to the sections named. PUBLIC PATHS. Mr. Watkins moved that the Public Paths within the borough should be defined on an ordnance map and cleared of all obstruction. Mr. T. D. Lloyd seconded the proposition which was carried, and referred to the Streets Committee to see to its being carried out. SHOP AWNINGS. Mr. Watkins again moved a proposition dealing with shop awnings that is, that they should be removed in winter and perhaps at nights when not required. Dr. E. H. Griffiths seconded the proposition, and it was agreed that the law on the matter should be enforced. FINANCE. A general district rate of Is in the L, a highway rate of Is in the £ and a water rate of Is 6d in the £ to meet the ensuing year's expenses, were ordered to be made. OVERSEERS. T "¿, T 1_3 -J -1 ..1.1 L" I" Alderman J. Ernest Lloyd said that the time for appointing overseeis bad gone by. It should have been done in the month of March, and it now rested with the Board of Guardians to make the appoint- ment. The Board however, he thought, would fall in with any suggestion which they as Council should do as to who should be overseers, and he suggested their naming some two or more to be submitted to the Board of Guardians for appointment:— Councillors Evan Davies, and Daniel Evans and Mr. Stephen Davies and Alderman S. D. Jones were then nominated. SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting was held at the Clerk's office on Thursday last. Present: Rev. Evan Evans, vice-chairman (presiding), Rev. R. C. Jones, Mr J. E. Lloyd, Mr J. Jones, and Mr Thomas Lloyd (clerk). ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE THE PRINCE OF WALBS. On the motion of Mr J. E. Lloyd, the following resolution was unanimously passed :—" That this Board desires to express its deep regret that a dastardly attempt to assassinate the Prince of Wales at Brussels should have been made, and also to express its joy and thankfulness to Providence that his Royal Highness was not hurt. The Clerk was directed to send a copy of the fore- going resolution to His Royal Highness' private secretary. INCREASE OF SALARY. It was resolved that the fixed salary of Mrs. M. Jones, mistress of the Infants' School, be increased by £3. SUPPLEMENTARY BYELAWS. A communication from the Education Depart- ment with instructions as to making additional byelaws in view of the provisions of the Elementary Education (School Attendance) Act, 1893, Amend- ment Act was read. It was resolved to consider the question of altering the existing byelaws and making additional ones at the next meeting. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. The Clerk's return of the attendance for the past month showed the following percentages of attend- ance :—Boys, 82; girls, 83; infants, 82; mixed school, 78; total average, 82. The Clerk reported that the attendance Com- mittee bad directed a summons to be issued against Mary Jones, Caeglas Cottage, for the non-attendance of her child aged 12 who had not attended school since 9th February last and that although there was no reasonable excuse for the non-attendance the magistrates refused to convict the defendant and after telling her, she was bound to send the boy to school had adjourned the case for a month. The boy had not been to school since. The matter was referred to the Attendance Committee to deal with. ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. The Rev. D. Jones (chairman) and Rev. Evan Evans (vice-chairman) were nominated on the rota as the Attendance Committee for the ensuing three months. RESIGNATION OF A TEACHER. Mr. D. W. Davies, assistant teacher at the Bovs' School having written asking the Board to accept his immediate resignation through ill-health, it was resolved to accept his resignation and to pay him during the month he was ill. LABOUR CERTIFICATES, Two boys over 13 and under 14 years having applied for labour certificates the clerk was directed to issue same on production of the necessary evidence. HEALTH BUREAU AND LIBRARY. The question of giving a practical effect to the resolution passed by the Board some months ago in favour of the definite teaching of sanitation to the school children, having been I mentioned the Clerk said the subject was one of great interest and importance, not only to the upper standards of the day schools. but also to the evening continuation classes as well af ot^er 3"ourig people within our district. He thought it very desirable that some kind of organisation were started whereby hygiene and animal physiology were taught outside jhe school curriculum. Nothing could be of greater import- ance to young people than a thorough knowledge of the physical organism and the laws of health, these subjects had come very much to the front lately with excellent results; but a great deal remained to be done still. There were two means whereby this knowledge might be imparted-One, by means of lectures on personal and domestic hygiene, home nursing, elementary physiology, and first aid to injured. The instruction in some of the lectures might be given with the help of the matric j lantern, the microscope, and drawings. Another means would be the distribution of small books pamphlets, and leaflets on these various subjects The National Health Society and other kindred associations had issued very numerous publications on such subjects adopted for persons of all classes and ages. A supply of these and of like literature issued by other educational publishers might be collected, and a small library of such books formed. The Rev. R. C. Jones proposed that a Health bureau and library be formed under the auspices of this Board for the benefit (primarily) of the children of the day and evening continuation schools within the Board's District, and also (secondarily) of other young persons within the same district—the object being the diffusion of a knowledge of the laws of health amonest such children and young persons." This was seconded by Mr. J. Jones, and carried unanimously. NEW CODE. Letters from the President and the Vice- President of the Council of Education acknowledg- ing the receipt of the Board's resolution were read, the latter acknowledging with thanks, and the resolution should have careful consideration. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of the Board was held on Friday, the 6th instant. Present: Mr D. Davies, Velindre (chairman), Revs. T. C. Edmunds. Trefilan, and R. C.Jones, Lampeter; Messrs T. H. R, Hughes Neuaddfawr; Lewis Davies, Gel ly; D. H. James^ Beilibedw; John Davies, Tyncoed; Evan Davies, Blaenaugwenog; John Davies, Aberduar; B. J. Evans, Llanfairfach; William Jones, Gelligarn- eddau; David Evans, Cilgell; and David Price, Fronbeder; Drs. Abel Evans and E. C. Thomas (medical officars) and Mr D. Llovd CclerkV OUT-RELIEF. The amount of out-relief administered during- the past fortnight was as follows :-Lampeter district per Mr David Parry, P-37 9s. Od. to 136 paupers. Llanybyther district, per Mr David Evans. P,38 10s. to 131 paupers. Number in the House, 20; corres- ponding week last year, 19. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 27 corresponding period last year, 34. REPORT. The Master reported that the number of vagrants relieved during the half year ended Ladv Dav last was 307; corresponding period last year, 501, showing a decrease of 194. Mr F. T. Bircham, of the Local Government Board, paid the House a surprise visit on the 4th instant, and reported as follows" I have this day visited the Workhouse, which I found clean and in good order, and I heard no complaints from any inmate.—(Signed) F. T. BIRCHAM." VOTE OF THANKS. This being the last meeting of the year Mr. D. H. James proposed a vote of thanks to'the Chair- man and Vice-chairman for their services. Mr. Lewis Davies seconded, and it was carried unanimously. The Chairman returned thanks on behalf of him- self and Vice-chairman, and expressed his regret that the latter was not able to be present. It was the Vice-chairman he said that performed the greater part of the work during the year. CONTRIBUTION ORDERS. An estimate for contributions required from each parish to meet expenses for the current half year was submitted and approved. The total amount required is L1548 divisable among the parishes as follows:—Bettws Bledrws, £ 40; Cellan, £ 60; Lampeter Urban, £ 264; Lampeter Rural, £ 88; Llanfairclydogau,; £ 84; Llangybi. £ 56: Llanwenog, £ 216; Llanwnen, £ 52; Silian, £ 44; Trefilan, £48; Llanybyther. £ 156 Llanycrwys,£56; Llanfihnnecl- £ *ins, x i— Ji-x* £ 156. LAMPETER RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on the same day the Rev. T. C. Edmunds in the chair. SARNLLYS ROAD. The Surveyor as directed at the last meeting submitted his report upon the state of this road, and an estimate as to the probable cost of putting the same in repair. The length of it he stated was 37 chains 10 yards, and the estimated cost would be P,8 provided the Parish Council or some neigh- bours would do the carting for two days free of charge. It was decided to vote the sum of LB towards repairing the road. REPORT. Dr. E. C. Thomas (the medical officer of health), presented the following report, viz :-Gentlemen, I beg to report 4 cases of Scarletina at Silver Mine, Llanfair, in Mr. Jones, the Smith's House. It seems to be of a mild type so far. The parents were ordered to keep the children home from School for 6 weeks, and the Sanitary Inspector disinfected the house. Isolation is impossible in small cottages.—I am, Gentlemen, &c., E. C. THOMAS (M. O. of Health). 4th April, 1900. The Inspector of Nuisances submitted the following report.—Gentlemen, acting upon the instructions received at the last meeting, I visited and inspected Gwarallt, a farm house situated in the parish of Llanwenog. It is a recently built house, with galvanized iron roofing, lined under- neath with boards, but as there was no manhole I could not see whether there was any dampness above the boards or not. It contained only 2 rooms, a kitchen and a bedroom tke other end with wooden partition between them and a dairy at the back, P a wnat tne tenant compiainea ot was smoke, with the exception of that she seemed to be very pleased with her new house. As for the premises the manure liquid from pigstye and cowbyre was running into the main road and stopping stagnant by the roadside which is a nuis- ance to the public. I visited another house called Castell situate in the same parish which I found in a bad sanitary condition owing to the top being leaky and without ceiling with very little head- room. The house seemed to me as if it were in course of construction not finished-a completion would be satisfactory. Tanrheol in the same parish has not yet been repaired nor vacated. I also found Rhosywen and Gors two farms in the parish of Cellan in an insanitary condition, the former had been recently repaired, a new top had been put on, but without ceiling. The South pine end was wet. windows out of repair and the whole place badly drained. The latter was much the same only that the top was more leaky. I disinfected Coedmorfach Lodge and also a house in the Silver Mines, Llan- fair-clydogau in company with the Medical Officer of Health. I am, etc., John Parry Thomas. The Workmen's Wages Accounts as well as other bills were examined and cheques were drawn for the same. LLANYBYTHER RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Llanybyther Rural District Council was also held on Friday, the 6th instant, Mr. D. H. James in the chair. DIPHTHERIA AT GWERNOGLE. Dr. E. C. Thomas presented the following report:- Gentlemen,—1 beg to report four cases of diph- theria at Esgerfynwent. in the parish of Llanfi- hangelrhosycorn. Two were severe, whereas the other two were nipped in the bud The use of antitoxin in these cases had a miraculous effect, the severity of the symptoms abating in about 30 hours. I am now glad to be able to say that the four cases are making a good recovery. I have asked the Sanitary Inspector to disinfect the Gwernogle school, which was closed. I cannot find out how the disease originated, but the house is of a very primitive nature-not what one would term a model of a modern dwelling house. A disease very much allied to diphtheria is known to attack fowls, horses and other animals, but whether it has originated through any of the above mentioned animals I cannot tell. Mr. Evans of Esgerfynwent being a well known poultry farmer, one would suspect the fowls, but he savs that he has not lost any of late. so that it is not likely to have started from them.—(Signed) E. C. THOMAS. It was decided to give permission to open the school on the 16th instant, after the buildings had been disinfected. °
BARMOUTH. PERSOXAL.-Priecipal Roberts, Aberystwyth, and family, are now staying for the Easter vacation at No. 12. Marine Parade. SALE.-On Tuesday last, Messrs. Daniel Son and Meredith, auctioneers, Aberystwvth and Towvn, conducted a very suceesssul sale of household furniture at 3. Glanaber Villas. There was a good attendance of bidders. B ISITORS. Several applications have been com- ing in lately, enquiring for rooms during the Easter Holidays. Several large families have al- ready taken apartments for some weeks, and the town, if only better known by the general public, would no doubt be much better patronized than it is now in the spring of the year. COUNTY SCHOOL.—At a ladies committee held last Friday, it was unanimously decided to hold a bazaar in August, 19C1, in order to clear the remaining debt on the school buildings. Mrs Chas. Williams, Hengwm, was elected president of the Committee, Mrs Gwynoro Davies, and Miss Owen, County School, secretary. It was also decided to hold a public meeting on the following ednesdav, in order to lay the matter before the inhabitants of the school district. A full report of the meeting will appear in our next issue. LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY.—The com- mittee of the Barmouth Literary and Scientific Society secured Principal Heiche1: M-A." of the L m\ ersity College, Bangor, to deliver the in- augural address. The meeting was held on Friday last at the Board Schoolroom under the presidencv 01 the Rector. The subject was Thomas Love r iJ°i ^'er &iving a verv interesting account of the lite of his subject. Principal Reichel entered into critical discussion of the value of his novels, dwelling at length on '• Elphmg." a romance deal- ing with the same mythological period as that of the crowning of Cantre-gwaelod. Believing that the scene of this novel was placed in the neigh- bourhood of Barmouth, it would be of especial interest to the Bar-mouth people. The meeting was well attended by the literary class in 13arniovitbr and the .'Principal's lecture was followed through- out with great interest. A cordial vote of thanks was proposed to the Principal by the Rev. Z. Mather, and was seconded by Mr E D. Jones, M.A. The Rev. J. Edwin Davies. M.A.. Arthog, proposed, and Mr Oswald Davies, B.A., seconded a heartv vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding. The meeting gave good promise of a bright future to to the society. HARBOUR TRUST.—The ordinary quarterly meet- ing of the trustees was held on Monday at their rooms in St. Anne's Square. Present Alderman Lewis Lewis in the chair, Messrs John Evans, C.C., Richard Owen, Edward Lewis, Evan Richards, William Jones, John Richards, the Harbour Master, Treasurer, and Secretary. The minutes of previous meetings were read and confirmed, and matters arising therefrom were all attended to. The Treasurer intimated that he had received a cheque for £ 20 from the Managing Cierk of the s.s. Telephone Company towards the expense in- curred by the trustees in widening the channel leading to the unloading berth. Permission was given to the contractor of the Bridge to store some of the cylinders on the quarry ground belonging to the trustees. As to the wall at Aberamffra Harbour the Working Committee reported that, the trustees decided if the U.D. Council and the County Council bear a portion of the expense, that they are ready to give some land at the bottom of the main road so as to widen it, and to advance a cer- tain sum of money towards raising the road, which would lessen the gradient of the steep hill. This portion is a spot where the three parties named are interested. The trustees have already notified this decision to the L.D. Council, who are expected to approach' the County Council. The Working Committee were delegated to carry out some im- provements on the quay before the summer sets in. The break waters on Ynys-y-brawd are in better repair than they have been for years. Permission was granted on the request of the bailiff of the Western Sea Fishery Committee to place a notice board on the large good warehouse so as to have their bye-laws placed on it. TEA PARTY AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wed- nesday afternoon the Sunday scholars of the Baptist Chapel partook of tea and currant cake, and held an entertainment iu the evening. PETTY SESSION.—At a special session held on Wednesday before Alderman Lewis Lewis, and John Evans, Esqrs., Edward Richards was charged by P. C. Roberts for sleeping out in a hay shed on the previous night.—The case was adjourned till the next petty session to be held on the 20th inst, Robert Griffith, miner of Dolgelley was charged by P. S. Breeze for ill-using his only child, the defendant pleaded guilty"—Fined 10s. including costs, in default, seven days. FREE CHURCH COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting of the branch was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Vestry-room of the Weslevan Chapel, when delegates from all the Churches with the exception of Christ Church were present. The chairman, Mr. E. R. Jones was appointed to attend the annual meeting of the Council (Welsh) to be held at Ruthin Notifications are to be sent to all the Churches of the town asking them to appoint delegates to represent them on the local Council for the coming year. It was decided to hold the last meeting for this season on the last Wednesday in April, when it is expected the new delegates will be present. The work of the meeting will be to appoint new officers, and decide the subjects for deliberation during next winter and other matters pertaining to the work d the Council. TEA PARTY AND EKTCTT,T-VSTETS-T TKO onr.*—» 1.J.u' _1U .J 1 ■ -|( ti 11W1 U Chapel, Sunday School took place on Thursday afternoon. As is generally the case the tea meeting was followed by another meeting of a higher order-in so far as the mind and its wants are of a higher order than the body and its wants. This meeting took the form of an interesting and instructive entertainment. the programme of which included a large number of various items in singing. reciting and competing for prizes.—Needless to add that all the children thoronghly enjoyed themselves. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of the above council was held at the Council's Office, on Tuesday afternoon, when following members were present :—Rev Gwynoro Davies (chairman), Captain J. Richards. Messrs E. Richards. D. Davies. Hugh Evans. William Owes, H. Wynne Williams, Edward Williams, and Robert Williams, with W. George (clerk). O. Jones, (assist- ant clerk); J. Adams, (surveyor). BATHING MACHINES. The Clerk reported that two tenders had been received for the acquisition of the Council's right on the foreshore, viz Mr D. Davies at £ 15 and Mr E. M. Jones at £8 10s. Mr Morris proposed, and Mr D. Davies seconded, that the matter be taken in committee, and this was agreed to. PANORAMA. The Clerk reported that one tender had been re- ceived for the right of using the above place and gardens during the summer months, viz., from Mr E. M. Jones. Captain Richards suggested that tenders be again invited. After discussion, Mr Morris proposed that the matter be left until after Easter. Mr Hugh Evans seconded, and this was agreed to. EXTENSION OF SEWER. Three tenders had been received for the exten- sion of the main sewer from Graigymynachto Tiry- mynach. as follows :—Mr Evan Williams, Eden House, Z278 Mr Griffith Roberts, 1. Rock-terrace, P-346 4s and Mr Thomas R. Bishop, Z232 5s. The tender of Mr Evan Williams was accepted, and it, was agreed that the General Purposes Committee meet him ;with the view of completing arrange- ment. On the proposition of Mr Hugh Evans, seconded by Mr Davies, it was resolved that the work be com- menced forthwith. COMMITTEE REPORTS. The Chairman submitted the following report of the Committee's draft estimate of the money re- quired by the Council for the purposes in respect of which the general district rate is to be made. The several sums required for each of such pur- poses is as follows :—Public works, sewerage £35. water supply £45, main roads L500, other roads £ 35. scavenging and collection of house refuge and watering £120, public lighting £ 140, general con- tingencies £ 20, cost of stables, horses, cartr, etc., E181 10s, general salaries of officers £230. es- tablishment charges £200, legal expenses EM, infectious diseases £ 5, instalments of loans and interest on loans i,Z.a52 10s 6d. in respect of con- templated loans £ 180, total £4,346 Os 6d. Dis- trict water rate £1,000, repayment by County Council of moiety of salaries £37, county authority for moiety of maintenance of main roads £ 500, total sum required for the said quarter £2.689 6s. Rateable value assessable to the said rate £ 11,000. The amount of rate necessary to be levied to meet this deficit would be 4s 6d in the £ This estimate was submitted to and approved of by the Council at a meeting held on the 10th inst, and was now confirmed. VOTES OF THANKS. The Chairman said that as this was the last meet- ing for some of the members to attend, he proposed a vote of thanks *.to the Officers and the Press for their services. They were now losing some of their members, but he hoped it would only be for a year. They should find consolation in the fact that Lord Beaconsfield, Mr Gladstone, Sir Wm. Harcourt, and Mr John Bright, had been unsuccessful in regain- ing their seats on two or three occasions. The Chairman then referred to thp SPTVH rort r? Km -a.I.I. ur the Clerk, of whom, he said, they should be proud, as he was the right man in the right place. He also thought that the Council were much indebted to Mr Owen Jones, the assistant clerk, for his kind. assistance at all the meetings. Mr 00 Williams also spoke, and said he wished the members every success in carrying out their future work. Mr Hugh Evans said that during the time he served on the Council he had made every effort to- attend all the meetings. Whateveir matter came. before the Council he bad given it his best attention. He was not at all disappointed at not being returned at the last election. He alsid, thought that Barmoiuh would not be in such a position as it at present held but for their worthy Chairman. He hoped that the new members would work as well together as the old members. Messrs D. Davies, Wm. Owen. Wynne Williams. Capt. Richards, E. Richards, and Robert Williams also spoke to the resolution. This was then put to the rneeticc and carried unanimously, and the Clerk aiid Surveyor acknowledged.