Welsh Independents Festival at Aberystwyth. The tenth annual Musical Festival of the Welsh Independents of north Cardiganshire was held at the Baker-street Chapel, Aberystwyth, on Whit Tuesday under the conductorship of Mr Harry Evans, F.R.C.O., Dowlais. the able organiser and leader of the celebrated eisteddfod choir at that place. The morning meeting which was presided over by the Rev J. Llewellyn, Borth was chiefly devoted to the catechising of children in Scripture. A large number of youths had congregated from the surrounding districts, and the responses in each rase were prompt and accurate, and gave entire satisfaction to the catechiser, Mr Edward Jones, U.C.W. In the absence of Mr H. Lloyd, Beulah, the appointed president of the afternoon meeting, the chair was occupied by the Rev Griffith Parry, Llanbadarn. The meeting having been opened by the Rev D. C. Davies. Salem, several hymns were sung, and an appropriate address given by Mr Thomas Evans, Thespian-street. Rev R. E. Jones, Talybont, opened the evening meeting and Mr Evan Evans, Aberystwyth, presided in a creditable manner. The congregations were not so large as on former occasions, but the singing was uniformly good. The accompanists were Miss Lily Miles, Miss Ashton and Miss Williams, A.L.C.M. Certifi- cates of merit were distributed to the following for proficiency in scriptural lessons at the respective Sunday Schools ?viz. Hanes lesu Grist-Salem- Safon I, Abraham James Jones, Andrew Morris, Willie Williams, David John Jones, Rebecca Rees and Annie Jane Jones. Safon II, Robert Wynne Lewis and Sophia Davies. Safon III, Blodwen Williams, Lillie May Lewis, Myfanwy Lewis,Annie Richards. Isaac Rees and Maggie Parry. Safon IV, Benjamin Morris and Mary Jones. Safon V, Claudia Morris, Myfanwy Rees, Richard Williams, Thomas Williams and Heber Hugh Lewis. Beulah--Safon 1. David Griffiths, David Hugh Lloyd, Sarah Mary Evans, Sarah Griffiths, and Lizzin Jane Evans. Safon IV., Idris Lloyd, Owladys Lloyd, and Margaret Anne Evans. Penmaes!zlas. Safon 1. Katie Jenkins, David Thos. Jenkins, David Jones, Evan Pugh, Mary Jones Jenkins, and Olwen Davies. Safon V., Ambrose Davies. David Griffith Pugh, T. W. P. Jones, Rhys Pugh, Eleanor Simon, Hester Mary Davies, Grace Lloyd Jones, and Marian Jane Peters. Baker-street.—Safon I, Mabel Parry, Florence Jones, Lizzie Jones, Oswald Thomas, John Henry Parry, Arthur Evans, Ernest Nelson, George Penry Rees. Safon II, Dilys Evans, Sarah Edwards, Maggie Lewis, Robert Roberts Rees. Edgar Jones Williams, and Richard Thomas, Williams. Comminscoch. — Safon I, David Jones, Jacob Jones, Owen Jones, Priscilla Jones, Margaret Anne Jones, and Sarah Martha Jones. Safon II, Ellen Griffiths. Safon III, Gwladys May Jenkins, Morgan Griffiths, and John Emlyn Jones. Safon V., Jane Griffiths, Iary Davies Jones, and Jane Elizabeth Jenkins. Ciaraeh, Safon II.—Jane Anne Richards, Mary Elizabeth Benjamin. Edith Jones, Margaret Ellen Richards. Gwen May Richards, and Stanley Thomas Jones. Safon III -Evan Edwards Evans, Richard Lewis Jones, Thomas Jenkins Jones, Jane Davies, Blodwen Jones, Kate Davies, Margaret Anne Evans, and Eliza Hannah Richards. Talybont, Safon 1.—Winifred Jones, Lizzie Mary Richards, Margaret Mary Richards, Edward Jno. Williams, and Kate Anne Jones. Safon II.John David Jones. Safon III.—Blodwen Jones, Ivor Evans Williams, and Goronwy Morgan. Safon IV. —Kate Mary Williams, Mary Louisa Jones, Leah Felix, David John Davies, and G. T. R. Evans. Safon V.—Ada Jones, Catherine Jane Morgan, Lizzie Jones, Elizabeth Anne Edwards, Jenkin Emrys Evans, Evan Rees Morgan, Henry Richard Griffith, John Morgan Evans. Evan James Edwards, Joseph Emrys Williams, and Daniel Rowland Jones. Bethesda. Safon I.—Edward Morgans, Lewis John Morgans, and Evan R. Hughes. Safon II.— Hannah Jane Morgan. Hugh David Morgan. Safon III.—Margretta Evans, Evan Jones, Margaret Anne Griffiths. Borth. -John Aeronwy Llewellyn, R. A. Rodwen, and William David Jenkins. Llangwyryfon.—Stephen James, Joseph James, Mary Davies. Sophia Davies, John Hughes, Hanes y Tabernacle. Rhai dan loeg oed, Dosbarth I.—Jacob Meurig Jones, Salem, 95; James Davies, Penmaesglas, 92; Emma Jane Beaumont, Talybont, 82; Jacob Morgan Jones, Salem, 75. Dosbarth II.— John Meredith Edwards, Clarach, 67; E. M. Jones, Clarach, 66; John Thomas Edwards, Talybont, 66; Thomas Rees Davies, Clarach, 59; Ernest M. Williams, Talybont, 53; David Hughes Owen, Talybont, 52. Epistol Pe<lr,"Vnai dros 21ain oed, dosbarth II. —John Davies, Ptnmaesglas, 62; Abram Jones, Salem, 56. Dosbarth III., Mary Anne Jones, Salem, 50 ElizabeLh Jones, Salem, 39. Tonic solfa, Baker-street—Junior, Olwen Davies, David Griffith Pugh, Richard Thomas Williams, Lewis James Williams, Ambrose Davies, Hester Mary Davies, Florence James. Elementary, Florence James, Hester Mary Davies. Talybont—Junior, Mary Louisa Jones, Margaret Jane Edwards. Elementary, Elizabeth Anne Edwards, Ada Jones, Daniel Rowland Jones, Gwilym Owen Davies. Borth-Junior, Nelly Jones Elementary, John Aeronwy Llewellyn, Nelly Jones. Talybont Intermediate, Lizzie Jones, Hugh James Davies.
South Cardiganshire Methodist Monthly Meeting, The above meeting was held last Wednesday and Thursday (May 30th and 31st), at Penrhiw chapel, Llanrhystyd. Penrhiw is situated about two and half miles from the village of Llanrhystyd, in full view of the sea and the setting sun, and facing the • road which passes close by, leading to Mynydd Bach. Years ago, Mynydd Bach was the scene of many hot battles-ii bloodless contests can be called by that name-between" Sais Bach" and the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. "Sais Bach," as may be inferred from his nickname, was an Englishman, who had bought from the Government a part of the Common known to-day by the name of Pant-y-gwair. He experienced great trouble before gaining possession of what lie had bought, and was obliged to dig a deep ditch round his dwelling, and fil; it with water, to insure his personal safety. When he had subdued and pacified the inhabitants, be built a memorial house, which he called Cofadael, sold out his land, and left the place for good. On Wednesday morning, from 10 to 1, and from 2 o'clock till 5.30 in the afternoon, the usual committees of the ministers and deacons were held, having as chairman the Rev. Daniel Lewis, Pen- morfa. A large number attended, including the Chairman, the Revs. Rhys Morgan. Dewi Brefi E. Evans and John Davies, Penant; Evan Morris, Aberayron Hughes, Lampeter; D. A. Jones, Llangeitho; Evan Jones and Evan Davies, Llanon; John Owens. Blaenpenal; M. H. Davies, Pont- saeson. and others, and Messrs Thomas, J. H Howell, and H. Jones, deacons at New Quay, Aber- ayron, and Blaenpennal. respectively. The order of the meetings wan as follows :—Wednesday, 10 an( 1 p.m.; 2 to 530 p.m, committees of the preachers and deacons 6 p.m., the Revs. D. A. Jones, Llangeitho. and Rhys Morgan, Dewi Brefi. Thursday, preached his excellent sermons -9 to 10 a.m.. Society, in which most of the preachers "said a word"; 10 a.m., Revs. — Hughes, Lampeter, and Daniel Lewis, Penmorfa 2 p'm., Revs. Hughes, Lampeter, and Evan Morris, Aberayron; 6 p.m., Revs. D. Lewis, Pen- morfa, and Rhys Morgan. Dewi Brefi, occupied the pulpit and Jelivereclacpptable sermons. Thechapel was full on Wednesdav evening and all day Thurs- day, and we may safely say that there was no need for anyone to go away hungry, as there were ample preparations made for everyone, by the hospitable ladies at the tables.
:T::rJn!ÐS LLEDROD ,7: .4 Jm ,I!T;STC.A L FESTIVAL.—A very successful musical festival was held here on Friday last. The weather was delightfully fine and favourable for choirs to attend, and they came together well from Llan- gwyryfon, Bethel, Moriali, Eiim, Blaenplwyf, and Llanilar. The conductors this year were Messrs J. Lumley Davies and Richard D. Herbert, and great credit is due to them for the exceptionally good manner in which they did their work. The festival was considered one of the best that has been held for many years past. The afternoon meeting was under the presidency of the Rev. W. Ll. Davies, and the evening meeting under the presidency of Mr. John Ellis. At intervals between the singing, short addresses were delivered by Messrs James James, Ffynonliowel; M. De Lloyd, Peiiparko John EIlis. and others. The programme consisted of some beautiful tunes, and the singing throughout was very good, but the rendering of np7 some of the tunes, especially Gwahoddiad, Gogon- iant Gwalia. St. Catherine, and St. Gertrude, under Mr Luiiiiev Davies, and lv'g<-iit Square, and "Ðlis at lesu," under Mr. Richard D. Herbert, were really a musical treat. The report of the two conductors upon the work done by the children who had been under an examination, showed very successful results, and that great pains had been taken by the teachers. fr. R. Williams, ISronant, acted as ac- companist. The Rev. Mr. Davies. in a short and appropirUe speech, thanked all who had taken part, and this brought the meeting to a close. DEATH.—The sad news was received here or. F Saturday moaning last of the death of Mrs | Williams, wife of Mr John Williams', dairyman, London, and formerly of Persondy J'arm. The deceased was about 40 years of age. She leaves a husband and three young children to mosrn their loss. The body wilt be brought down by train to Aberystwyth on Thursday (tu-day), and tlie-funeral will take place the same day.
ABERAYRON. WHITSUNTIDE.—The town presented almost a deserted appearance on Whit Monday, there being y cl a general exodus of the inhabitants on day trips. The majority paid a vifcit to Aberystwyth. NEW STEAMKH.—The s.s. Telephone steamer which has hitherto been running between Liver- pool and Aberdovey, wiN in and after July next commence a new service between Liverpool and Aberayron, calling also at New Quay and Fishguard. CTCLING CLUB.-The members of the Cycling Club held their first run of the season on Saturday last, proceeding as far as Talsarn. There was a strong muster, and an enjoyable afternoon was spent. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS.—Thomas Ostcliffe, Llanartli, Itinerant, currier, was brought up in custody before Rev. J. M. Griffiths and Mr John Timothy Evans, charged by P.C. John Evans, Llan- arth, with being drunk and disorderly on the high- way at Llanarth on Saturday previous. Fined 10s neluding costs. THE QUEEN'S CHOCOLATE.—Mr J. D. Jenkins, Feather's Hotel, has just received from his brother, who is a volunteer at the front, the box of chocolate presented by the Queen to all her soldiers engaged in the present war. Mr Jenkins is justifiably proud of the Royal souvenir, and is the object of much curiosity on the part of his numerous friends. Mr Jenkins, the volunteer, is serving with General Pole Carew's division. LETTER FROM THE FRONT.—Miss P. Davies, the Cambrian, has received a letter from Trooper D. S. Davies, Llandovery, who is serving with the Glamorganshire Imperial Yeomanry, written April from Bloemfontein, and dated April 25th. In the course of his letter, he says-" I suppose you- never thought I would be out here defending my Queen and country, but it gives me great pleasure that I am able to do so. I went down to Cardiff and joined the Glamorganshire Yeomanry, and remained there about two months training, having our horses to train as well, so there was a lot to do and learn. We were staying at the hotels in Cardiff, and were treated like gentlemen. We are here now just pre- paring for this great big march on Pretoria. We are about 120,000 up at the front, of all manners of men from all parts of the 'globe. We have had a very rough time of it. Not half 'enough to eat and losing our sleep. It has been very bad, but I expect it wont last much longer, as I believe the Boers are about getting enough of it. They are something like our own country farmers. They have no uniform, only their own ordinary working togs." We have seen a tremendous lot of them, and they are a very sly and cowardly lot of men. They wont fight out in the open; only behind rocks and in bushes. I have just been listening to Cecil Rhodes' Band, it is a treat to hear such a good brass band. The men in the band are a lot of half casts, dressed up very nicely. I have- seen hisplace down by Cape Town. He has all manner of wild animals there- alive, quite a Zoological Garden. He is a wonderful man in this country. I close with kindest regards to all I know in Aberayron and accept the same yourself. Trusting we shall be near Pretoria by the time this reaches you. THE SECRET. Captain J—s: Welcome home Captain. I hope you are right well after your long voyage. Captain D-s Svmol, thank you. Nothing much has happened since I left, I find. "As it was in the beginning is now etc will ever hold true of Aberayron. Captain J—s: No, nothing very particular. But look here (showing him a Newspaper). We have been very much amused with these of late. Captain D-s: 0, I see. He sings his Notes from another branch now. Rather a big jump from Car- marthen to Aberystwyth too. What is the secret I wonder ? Captain J-s: Don't know, but guess. You remember them showy puffy birds the Italian girls used to show us in Genoa. Captain D-s (smilingly) 0, aye, right well. You mean them queer birds that would never sing a Note unless you dropped a penny into the hurdy- gurdy. Captain J—s: You've touched the spot, I s'ppose mate. And this one, I see, like the green cockatoo, tries to sing to the tune of his hurdy-gurdy. PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Wednesday last, be- fore Major Price Lewes (chairman), Rev J. M. Griffiths, Messrs J. T. Evans, and James Williams. NEW MAGISTRATE.—Mr James Williams, chair- man of the Rural District Council, took the necess- ary oath and was sworn in as a magistrate. OCCASIONAL LICENSES.—Occasional licenses for Llanarth fair on June 18th, were granted to Esther Lewis, Victoria Inn; Ellen Griffiths, Star of Wales Margaret Davies, Rosehill Arms, Llanarth; David Williams, Penrhiwllan, and Mary Thomas, Pen- rhiwgaled Arms, Cross Inn. TEMPORARY TRANSFKRS-—A temporary tranfer of the license of the Penybont Inn, Aberarth, from Daniel Davies, to Anne Davies, was granted. The license of the Blue Bell, New Quay, was also trans- ferred from Anne Jenkins, deceased, to James Jenkins. DOG WITHOUT A LICENSE.—Simon Rees, Tal- garreg, was charged by D.C.C. Williams, Llandyssil, with keeping a dog without a license. In mitiga- tion of the offence, the defendant said the dog was hardly over six months, and that it had been injured when very young by boiling water falling upon it, and that he was on the point of destroying it. The, Chairman remarked that he supposed the nose of the dog, which was a spaniel, was none the worse for that, and fined the defendant 7s 6d and costs. REMOVING SHEEP.—Evan James Price, Morfa Mawr, Llanon, was charged by P.C. David Davies, Ystrad, with removing 120 sheep into the county of Cardigan from Carmarthenshire without a declara- tion showing they had been dipped, contrary to a bye-law made by the Cardiganshire County Council in 1899. This was the first case of this nature in the division of Aberayron, and a fine of 5s. including costs was imposed. DRUNKENNESS.—John Price, travelling tinker, and Caroline Price, his wife, were charged with having been drunk and disorderly on the highway at Aberayron. Fined 5s. and costs each, in default of 14 days. ALLEGED DESERTION.—Agnes Jones, 2, North- road, charged her husband, Lewis A. Jones, with deserting her and wilfully neglecting to provide reasonable maintenance for herself and three children. The case was adjourned for one month,
DOLGELLEY. CALL.—The pastorate of the English Congre- gational Church has been offered to Mr. Henderson, of Carmarthen College. THE RECHABITES.-This club kept ïts annual meeting on Whit Monday, when a good number of members gathered together, and paraded the streets. After hearing a sermon at St. Mary's Church, by the Rector, the members sat to a svmptuous repast at the Public Rooms, excellently prepared by Mrs Ann Jones, Meyrick-street. IN MEMORIAM CARD.—Mrs Jonathan Evans has received a letter from her son, Private Lewis Evans, 1st Welsh Regiment, now in South Africa, con- taining a memoriam card, which was given him by a friend at Port Elizabeth. The wording of the card was as follows:—" In remembrance of Cronje (Commandant-General of the Boer forces), who succumbed to an attack of 'Bobs'on Majuba Day, Feb. 27th, 1900. Not lost, but gone before '—to St. Helena." AN INDIGNANT PATRIOT.—A bit of rag may not seem of much significance, but when it bears the emblem of the Union Jack, it is in the minds of all loyal Britishers a thing to be honoured and respected. A disregard for this sentiment almost brought trouble to a railwayman at Dolgelley on Saturday morning last. He was assisting in the collection of tickets at the collecting platform, and at one compartment a Union Jack was waving from out of the window. He unconcernedly pulled it down, and in so doing broke the stick by which it was held. This roused the ire of the passenger who had fixed it up, and when the train arrived at the Station, be proceeded to explain to the station- master in indignant tones of the conduct of the em- ployee. He even went further, and challenged the em- ployee to fight, even removing his coat to show that he meant business. Sergt. Owen, who was on the scene, then stepped in as intermediary, and gave the man some soothing advice, eventually persuading him to return to the train. As a parting shot, however, the injured Briton turned to the railway- man and said, Remember, when you insulted the Union Jack, you insulted me." A MUSICAL TREAT.—A very pleasant evening was enjoved at the Public Rooms, on Wednesday evening, "with the Dolgelley Juvenile Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Bertie Davies. The proceeds of the concert were to defray the costs of Choir to the Bala Eisteddfod. A large number of people were present, and were exceedingly pleased with the performance The programme was as follows :—1, "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," choir song, The Lost Child," Miss Lizzie Rees: Duett, Sleighing Glee," Misses Roberts and Williams; song,"Ffarwel Maggie," Nelly Rowlands (encored); song. "Dear Old Wales," Catherine Parry; song, "Jack Tar," Elsie Williams (encored); Duett, Gadewc.h i Bruit Bychain," Misses Meredith and Jones soli- 11 Y Deryn Pur," Dewi Roberts seE,- .1 1 .1 Pa le mae fy machgen hoff," G. 'Grace Davies quartette, Bwtbyn ar y Bryn," Messrs Ellis and Party "Y Mae Cyfaill," Choir; song, The Flag of England," Elsie Williams (encored); Duett. Stop a'r Mixio Saesneg," Messrs Jones and Roberts; song, by Miss Kate Lloyd; song, Memories of Galilee," Miss L. C. Meredith; duett, Fy nisgwyl yn dyfod," M isses Pugh and Jones; song. Y Fam a'r n:than," I Miss Jennie Jones; song, Bwthyn fy .Shad," Mr. W. Roberts song and aance, So Sby." Miss May Roberts and Party (encored) the test piece at the Bala, Eisteddfod, by the choir, God Save the Queen." A DROWNING MYSTERY. —The body of a man was found floating in Arran Lake on Wednesday in last week, the'discovery being made by two lads who were fishing at the place. Supt Jones, Dolgelley, was immediately communicated with. and Sergt Owen and P.C. Jones visited the place and saw the body, which was in a state of decomposition, and upon which there was nothing to assist as to its in- dentity An inquest was held at DorgeIley thcsame day, before Mr W. R. Davies, coroner. Cynfrig Jones, and David Jones, Pare, who first saw the body, gpve- evidence. Sergt. Owen deposed that when the body was pointed out to him it was within about five yards on the upper end of the lake and in about three feet of water. With assistance of P.C. Jones he pulled the body out. He searched him and found postal orders which were produced dated respectively Aston New-road,. Manchester, for Is Id., March 9tb Gorton. 4s 6d., 21st March Leek, 3s., March 20th; Rusholme, 5s 3d., a gold watch, spectacles (short-sighted), pinc-nez, silver match-box, gold sleeve links, upper set of false teeth in gold, bunch of keys, pair of scissors in case, metal cigarette holder, two knives, pencils, &c. There were about fifteen pounds of stones in the pockets, together with a rough pencil sketch of the path from Hafodygoeswen Farm to a spot marked upon it. DrJohn Jones said he had made an examination of the body, and was of opinion that death was due to drowning. There were no external marks of injuries, and he believed the body had been in the lake for a considerable time. It was dressed in a dark blue serge suit, dark blue overcoat with white and black plaid lining, white cotton shirt, lace tanned shoes, and a tie of heliotrope colour. Deceased was about five feet nine inches in height, and seemed to be about 45 to 48 years of age. The jury returned a verdict of Found drowned," adding as a rider that there was not sufficient evidence to show how the man had come by his death. On Friday last the body was identified as of that Charles Herbert Longworth, estate agent. Manchester. Deceased bad stayed at the Ship Hotel on the 29th March, and slept there one night. He and Mr Martyne, another gentleman from Manchester, bad a take note for a mine at Hafodygoeswen. He had called upon Mr. T. H. Roberts, ironmonger, Dolgelley, who drew him a sketch of the locality of the mine. Mr. Roberts, however, was from home at the time the body was discovered, otherwise identification would have been established sooner. The interment took place on Thursday last at the Parish Churchyard. Deceased leaves a widow and three children. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Dolgelley Rural District Council was held on Saturday last at the County Hall, Dolgelley, when there were present: Mr John Evans (chairman), presiding; Messrs Ellis Williams, Llanaber; Morris G. Williams, Llanenddwyn; Robert Hughes, Llanfachreth; Cadwaladr Roberts, Llangelynin John Pugh Jones, Talyllyn; W. R. Davies (clerk), W. R. Richardson (deputy clerk), Dr Hugh Jones (medical officer) and Mr William Jones (sanitary inspector). PRINTING TENDERS. The Clerk reported having advertised for tenders for the translation and printing of the medical officer's annual report. Only two tenders had been sent in, but a communication had been received that morning from the firm who did the work last year, offering to do it again this year at the same price. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr William Jones) said he had also received a communication from Mr Hughes, printer, Dolgelley, who had not seen the advertisement, and had consequently been unable to tender. In reply to a member, the Clerk said the news- papers advertised in were the Herald Gymracg and another paper. The tender of Mr H. Evans, Bala, was eventually accepted at E12 10s. COMPENSATION. A committee was appointed at the previous meet- ing to consider a claim for compensation by a milk seller at Esgeiriog, who had been stopped by the medical officer from following his trade owing to disease having broken out at his house. Dr Charles Williams was to have presented the report, but the Clerk said he had received a letter from that gentleman stating he was unable to attend the meeting owing to illness. The recommendation of the committee, however, was that the Council pay half the amount claimed. The members now decided to accept the Com- mittee's report. DYFFRYN BOARD SCHOOL. The Clerk reported he had written to the Llanen- ddwvn School Board asking them to furnish a sketch plan of the drainage of the Dyffryn Board School, but had not received a reply. Mr M. G. Williams said he believed the matter had beon cousidered, and that instructions had been given to comply with the Council's request. The Clerk was directed to again write, asking that the plan should be furnished. LLANEGRYN DRAINAGE. The Clerk reported he had written to the Merioneth County Council to enquire what steps had been taken in the matter of the Llahegryn drainage. The Clerk had replied referring him to the county surveyor for any information on that subject. Mr Davies said he had afterwards written to the county surveyor, but had had no reply. He had, however, seen him personally, and learnt from him that they were not making any pro- vision for drainage, but for surface water only. The Sanitary Inspector mentioned that the County Council workmen were now at the work, and would finish it in a short time. BYE-LAWS. The bye-laws, relating to buildings, etc., drawn up by the Council, were again under consideration. These have already been submitted to the Local Government Board, who returned them with the suggestion that they would be inadvisable to adopt for the district in its entirety, and thought that different bye-laws should be drafted to meet the requirements of the rural and town portions. The Clerk said they had now been reconsidered by the sanitary inspector, who had made some marginal notes, and it was now decided that they again be sent up for the approval of the Local Government Board. COMMONS ACT. A communication was read from the Board of Agriculture drawing attention to the amendment of the Commons Act. 1899. The Clerk remarked that they had bad no ap- plication from anybody to regulate any common, and the matter was allowed to drop. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Hugh Jones, medical officer, in his monthly report upon the sanitary condition of the district, said, on May 18th the sanitary inspector and him- self visited the village of Abergynolwyn, and in- vestigated the water supply of the village in accord- ance with the instructions of the Council. This appeared to him to be very defective at present, and ought to be remedied with as little delay as possible. As far as they could gather there were only two sources which might be considered available for this purpose, viz., the one near Nant- llwyngwynedd and the other near Bwlchcyfyng. The former supply appeared doubtful as to quantity and the latter was more than ample in every respect, and this would form a magnificent supply for the village, and the Council would be doing much towards improving the sanitary condition of the place if they could see themselves clear to avail themselves of this source. They also examined a block of about a dozen cottages called Cwrt, in this village, nearly all of which were more or less defective. In passing through the village he was glad to observe that a large number of the old privy middens had been converted into dry pail closets. He still felt that the large ashpits which were used in connection with these old privies were again a nuisance, as they found that several of them contained a large amount of liquid and solid refuse. On the 17th May he examined the water supply of Glanmorfa, in the parish of Llanelltyd. The water was foul and muddy and unfit for drinking pur- poses. This should be remedied wiihoutdelay. On the 25th May he visited the parish ot Llanymawddwy, and examined a farmhouse called Nantyrodyn. There was a sleeping chamber on the ground storey with a damp stone floor without a fire-place. There was only a very defective and dilapidated partition between this apartment and a barn which com- municated with a cowshed. The floor of the dairy was very unsatisfactory, the sleeping rooms on the upper storey were very confined, the roof low on both sides, and there were no ceilings or fire-place. The roof was very bad, and light could be seen through it at several points. He was of opinion that this house was quite unfit for human habitation. He had also examined a farm house called Gesal in the same parish. The dairy had a bad floor and was insufficiently ventilated. There were also other structural defects. Regarding the Abergynolwyn water supply, the Clerk was directed to communicate with Mr Pugh, the land owner, on the matter. Instructions were also given to serve notices to have the defects in the other instances mentioned by the medical officer remedied.
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I; Hotels. ,I BRYNAWEL PRIVATE HOTEL, Llandrindod Wells (Two minutes' walk from the Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock House Mineral Springs). ACCOMMODATION FOR SEVENTY VISITORS. This Private Hotel is situated on one of the highest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding, an uninter- rupted view of" Ye Olde Druid Circle," Temple Gardens, and the surrounding country. liudlt with all! modern improvements and perfect sanitary. arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining and Drawing Rooms. Private Sitting Rooms (en suite).. Smoking, Writing and BilliardRooms. Tennis, Croquet, and Bowling Green. Fine South aspect. Electric Light throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supervision and advice of Dr. Bowen Davis. Personal' superintendence. Terms on application. MR. & MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. G W A L I A HOT E L, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod "GWALIA" is the well-known "GWALIA:^ OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE LONDON. It was started 1889 by the season of the following year,, extensive additions had. to, be made to meet a rapid increasing business;. these extensions have culminated in tho NEW PREMISES, whioh was opened last year (July 27th, 1898,) The situation of the "GWALIA," is unrivalled. Beautiful outlock, commanding the finest views ossible, perfect South-West aspect, close to Park and Mineral and Chalybeate. Heating apparatus good supply, of Radiators on balconies and corridess. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager, AND "GVIALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms frem 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. Gd. per day. THIS Hotel is replete -with every modern appliance, and contains Coffee and Dinisg Rooms, Ladies Drawing Room, Recreation Rooai, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Booms, and about one hundred Bedrooms. Having a frontage of 150 feet, all the Public and, Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are Lighted by Electricity. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TABLE D'Hote, 6-30. Boarding Terms from 2^ Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Trains. Tariff on Application to the Manageress. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CLOSE TO SEA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS MODERATE. Proprietress: M. A. REA. WATERLOO HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH, High-Cla s Family and Commercial Private Hotel and Boarding Establishment, uated in the best part of the Town, facing the Sea, recently much enlarged and re-furnished being now one of the Largest and Most Comfortable Hotels on the Welsh Coast. PERFECT SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS. EVERY MODERN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE.' BATHS, BILLIARDS, and ELECTRIC LIGHT. PRIVATE SITTING ROOMS. INCLUSIVE BOARD TERMS FROM £2 2 0 PER WEEK. BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. A. E. & A. MORRIS, Proprietresses. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. THE Hotel is now under new management. It is situate close to the Station and is the most convenient Hotel in Town for Travellers and others. It has recently been enlarged and is now replete with everv modern convenience and is lighted throughout with the Electric Light, T. E. SALMON, PROPRIETOR. PENYPONT HOTEL, TALYLLYN. POSTAL ADDRESS-CORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS-ABERGYNOLWYN This Hotel, which is situate at the west end of the far-famed Lake. Tourists, Visitors, and Cyclists will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges. Guides for Cader Idris. Posting. Lake and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. W. M. JONES, GENERAL DRAPER, GLASGOW HOUSE, MACHYNLLETH. AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY. DOLGWM HOUSE, LAMPETER. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS. 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BALA. Eisteddfod. The annual Chair Eisteddfod was held on Whit Monday, and was attended by a large concourse of people from all parts of the surrounding country. The meetings were held at the Victoria Hall, which was uncomfortably packed at each gathering. The adjudicators were—Music, Mr. Tom Price, Merthyr Literature, Professor Anwyl. U. C. W., Aberyst- wytii; Poetry, Pedrog; Reciting, Tegid. Mr. J. J. Hughes was the conductor. The morning meeting was presided over by Major-General R. Owen Jones, C. B., Bryntegid. who received quite an ovation on making his appearance on the platform. Gwaenfab addressed the follow- ing congratulatory englyoion to the Major :— Gwelwch! yn Athen Gwalia,"—hen frodor A Chadfridog lywia; Boddus i gydnabydda Hawlion teg un o'i gfelant da. Pleser, a llawnder Lkmden "—adawai A deuodd yn llawen Ar alwad, wladwr ti-ylen, Yn was da Llys Anweet lien. Un o gynes Gymreig afrian-ydyw Gwarchodwr ein llwyfan; Daw heddyw'n Gymro- dyddan I fyd hedd, heb arfau tan. The Eisteddfod song waagiven in fine style by Miss May John, and bardic addresses were given by Gwaenfab, Celynfab, Glan Cymreig, and E. Watkins. The following awards were made at the morning meeting:— Englyn, "Y Gwlithyn," best, Gwaenfab, Bala. Solo competition for children, Codiad yr Ehedydcl" (15 competing), Miss Mary Roberts, Dolgellau. Reciting competition for children, Beth sydd liardd V (19 competing)'; Miss Williams (Llinos Moelwyn), Tanygrisiau; Z. Miss C. E. Parry, Rhiw, Ffestiniog. Quartette competition, Blodeuyn bach wyf fi mewn gardd" (9 competing), Mr Warhurst's Party, Corwen. Reciting competition fur children, Pa le mae fy Nhad 7" (25 competing); C. E. Parry, Ffestiniog; 2, D. A. Edwards, Glyjiceiriog; 3, O. E.Jones, Maentwrog. Children's Choir competition, Tis night on the silent mountains" (4 competing), Bala Children's Choir, under the leadership of Mr J. B. Parry. For the best essay on Cystadleuaeth (5 competing), Ll. G. Cwen, Cwmtirmynach. Contralto solo competition, 0 rest in the Lord (18 competing), Miss Taylor, Wrexham. Mrs Morris and Mrs 'J.:ál wyn Phillips's adjudication on (a) Map of Wales for children under 14 Howell Wynn, Board School, Cwmtirmynach. (c) Mr W. Morris's adjudication on the Walking Stick, John Ellis, Wernol, Llandderfel. Male voice choir competition," Croesi'r anial." Two choirs competing, viz., Moelwyn Male Voice Party, under the leadership of Mr Cadwaladt, Roberts; and Llangollen Male Voice Party, under the leadership of Mr J. E. Morris The prize was awarded to Llangollen Choir. The afternoon meeting was pupsided over by Mr R. J. Ll. Price, Rhiwlas, in the absence of Mr W. R. M. Wynne, the lord lieutenant of Merioneth. The proceedings were opened with an eisteddfod song by Mr Gwilym Richards. The following awards were made Pedrog's adjudication on the jeremiad, Y Dyn gwasaidd" (3 competed),. Cromlwyd. Recitation (any age), 1, Cwymp Pompeii," Evan Thomas, Liverpool'; 2, Berwyn, Cefnmawr. Bass solo, competition, Cwm Llewelyn" (26 competed),.Mr J. E. Morris, Llangollen. The chair competition, subject, Doethineb (10 competed), Islyn (Mr Williams, stationmaster, Trawsfynydd). Islyn was not present and the winner was chaired according to the ancient rites of the bards of the Isle of Britain, in the person of Major-General Jones who was decorated by Mrs Price. While undergoing the ordaal of the eisteddiodic ceremony, our esteemed1 Major had for once at any rate to admit that the pea was mightier than the sword, and the touching story of General Wolffe and the immortal lines of Gray's made one surmise that Major-General Jones too would possibly prefer being the author of the ode on Wisdom to having the honour of taking Pretoria. Soprano solo competition, "Rhosyn Unig"(14 competed), Miss Jones, Ty'nygra)g.Cerrigydruidion, and Miss Williams (Llinos Moehvyn). Adjudication, (a) on the Carved Bread Plate (2 competed), R. Morgan, Ty'nypant, Llanuwchllyn. (b) Pair of men's knitted woollen gloves (3 competed.) Duett competition, Myfanwy (15 competed), Mri R. Roberts, a R. Thomas, Bala. Prof Anwyl's adj udication on the translation (21 competed), LI. G. Owen, Cwmtirmynach. Tenor solo competition," If with all your hearts," (27 competed), M; Edward Lloyd, Blaenau Fes- tiniog. Adjudications, (a) on the handworked tray cloth, Myfanwy Mills Lloyd, Llanidloes; 2, Annie Williams, Corwen, and Eluned. (b) Best woollen goods for a working man, Rebecca E. Jones, Garn, and M. Edwards, Ty'nyfron, Llandderfel. (c) Wooden spoon (winner absent). Adjudication on the chief essay, Hanes Teulu y Rhiwlas," the prize of ten guineas was awarded to Mr R. Prys Jones, Pontypridd (late of Bala). The chief choral competition-the following choirs competed for a prize of Z20:-Brvnbowydd United Choir, Festiniog; Wrexham Harmonic Society, Shrewsbury Choral Union, and Berwyn Choir. After a close contest, the prize was awarded to Shrewsbury, under the leadership of Mr Phillips. A grand concert was held in the evening. The artistes were Miss May John, Mr Gwilym Richards, and Mr L. R. Bowen. Gwaenfab recited the following englyn in praise of Miss John :— Miss May John, can odd hon o hyd —eneidiol Felus nodau hyfryd; 0 lais hafol, oes hefyd Fun o'i bath o fewn y byd.
j CRICKET. CEREDIGION v. MACHYNLLETH. These two teams met for the first time this sea- son on the Machynlleth ground in the presence of a fair number of interested onlookers. During the morning the sky was cloudy, and it was feared that the Whitson holidays would be marred by heavy rains. In the afternoon however, the prospects became brighter and whilst the match was in progress the temperature ran high and the weather was fortun- ately all that could be desired. The following is a list of the scoring:— MACHYNLLETH. W. Sadleir run out 16 A. Wilson b Yearsley 0 P. Vaughan b Tudor Jones.14 Rev G. Price stumped Duerden.6 J. G. Jenkins sun out 4 Dr A. 0 Davies Ibw b Boycott.25 E. Jones b Yearsley 5 G. Griffiths c and b Yearsley.2 J. Edwards c Jenkins b Peake 3 B. Vaughan lbw O. Green 0 J. O. Bolt not out.2 Extras 16 Total 93 CEREDIGION. J. H. Yearsley b Vaughan 0 Gaer Jones c and b Vaughan.5 Tudor Jones b Dr Davies 9 C. R. Duerden Ibw Dr Davies.5 S. Griffith Jones b Dr. Davies 3 F. E. Boycott run out.9 Jenkins c Davies b Vaughan.2 O. Green b Jenkins.16 E. Santall not out 9 S. Peake b Vaughan 7 G. Green b Vaughan 1 Extras 7 Total 73
Garden Notes for June. FLOWER GARDEN.—Grass lawns will require special care at this season, and if the grass is thin it should be mown without the box being used that the cut grass may be distributed over the surface to form a mulch. Carnations, picctees, and pansies should have liberal supplies of water, and dahlias and other plants requiring support have stakes put to them with as little delay as possible. Seed of perennials and biennials should be sown during the month to give the plants plenty of time to become strong by the winter. FRUIT GARDEN.—Strawberries must have litter laid down between the rows at the beginning of the month if it was not done in May. A good soaking of water if the weather is dry, followedy a liberal application of liquid manure will be of great assist- ance. Thin raspberry plantations by the removal of the weak canes not required for fruiting in the following year. Disbud and nail in the growth of wall trees, and thin the shoots of bush and pyramidal apple and pear trees. KITCHEN GARDEN.-The quarters will now, for the i-nost part, be fully occupied and all the crops in full growth. The hoe must not be idle, for weeds TOW rapidly and exhaust the soil, besides depriv- ing the crops of light and air. Cucumbers, gourds, vegetable marrows, and tomatos should be planted out at the beginning of a month, a sunny position being selected for the latter. Sow kidney beans, early horn carrots, turnips, lettuces, endive, spinach, cauliflowers, peas, and scarlet runners. The earliest sorts of peas are the best for sowing now.