Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., on Art in Wales. Speaking at Carmarthen last week Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., delivered an interesting address on the development of Art in Wales. He said they were living in an age of great progress and intell- ectual activity of every kind. There were great scientific developments going on, but it was some- what doubtful whether artistic achievements had gone on at the same rate as scientificachievements. 1'erhaps one could not expect equal progress in science and art in the same age. There was this great difference-in science the researches and investigations of scientific men were transmitted to those who followed them, and each successive age got the full benefit of the age which preceeded it. The same could not be said of art, because art could not be transmitted in the same way. Art depended on:the temper and mind of the artist. There was no doubt that in Wales they had in recent years made great progress in educational matters, and there were some people who seemed to imagine that there were too many schools established in the different Welsh counties. He could not say that he agreed with them, because he thought that if there was a good supply of first-class schools there could be little doubt that they would be made use of, and they would find that the great strides which had been made in inter- mediate and higher education in Wales would pro- duce in:a very short time excellent results. Not only were there clear indications that there had been great progress in intermediate and higher education, but there was every indication that great attention had been given to the question of technical education —a most important question if they were success- fully to compete with foreign countries in these days when competition was so severe There was only this fear-that technical education would be substituted for general education. The foundation must first of all be laid, and if boys and girls had had a good sound general education—the kind of education which trained the mind-then the ques- tion of technical education, in his opinion, ought to commence (hear. hear). He was not so sure that with regard to some branches of art—sculpture and painting in particular-the Welsh people had shown any great signs of advance of late years, This was possibly to be accounted for by the fact that the old Puritan spirit was against the teaching of that branch of art, and consequently the artistic faculties of the Welsh people had become manifested in poetry, oratory, and music. Possibly the reason for that might be found in the fact that it was that branch of art which had been fostered by the Welsh national in- stitution, the Eisteddfod, and it might also be attributed to the fact that they suffered in Wales from the disadvantages which people suffered from in provincial towns, of having no art collections and no picture galleries. That, in his opinion, was rather a substantial dis- advantage. Sometimes on Saturday afternoons in London he turned into the National Gallery or the Tate gallery, or lie went to see the Wallace collection, and he saw hundreds of people deriving evident enjoyment from contemplating the beauti- ful works of art that were before them, and he thought it a distinct disadvantage that the Welsh people bad no opportunities of that kind. (Hear, hear.) He could not help thinking that wealthy people who made gifts of that kind toj the nation were real benefactors to their race. (Hear, hear.) Something had been said in Parliament in re- cent years about having a museum in Wales—ap- plause)—and if he remembered rightly, the Govern- ment intimated that they were prepared to make a suitable advance of public money provided the Welsh people would agree as to the place at which the museum was to be located.—A voice: "At Car- marthen," and laughter.) He was afraid that on that point there were difficulties in the way. Some people thought the museum ought to be in North Wales, others that its home ought to be in South Wales. The Bangor people certainly thought it should be there Aberystwyth thought that Mid- Wales had almost an unanswerable claim, and, of course, the people of Cardiff thought it should be there—(laughter)—whilst Swansea people had made out a tremendous case for having it there. (Laughter.) After all had been said, it would probably be a most reason- able suggestion to put before the rivals that the place should be Carmarthen.-(Latighter.) However, wherever it was to be, the sooner they got it the better (applause) and as time went on and the great works of great artists increased in number, l3t them hope that more of those great works would find their way into Welsh museums or Welsh art galleries, and that they would be the means of kindling the artistic enthusiasm of the Welsh youth, because nothing had a greater tendency to improve one's taste and appreciation of beauty than constant Mniliarity with beautiful works of art. (Hear, hear.) The cultivation of art and the appreciation of what was beautiful in works of art could not be picked up in a day. It was as much a part of education as anything else, and it could only be acquired by bard work and by commencing early in life. It was one of the branches of learn- ing which probably gave more pleasure to the student than almost any other, because it had a tendency to increase one's appreciation of the beauties of Nature. Of course there were difficul- ties in the way of education of that kind. There were the same difficulties that had to be encoun- tered in every other branch of education. There was the hurried, business-like character of life, there was the keen competition and the desire to maintain a good position in life, which led to the pursuit of wealth, and which, if carried to the extreme, was incompatible with the cultivation of art and an appreciation of beauty. But it was one of those studies which should be brought home to the young at the earliest opportunity, and it was very gratifying to find that so many in the town of Carmarthen had seized the opportunity of becoming acquainted with some branches of the study of art.
LLANON. OBITUARY.—On Wednesday, March 27th, the funeral took place of Mrs Jane Evans, Tygwyn, at the Llansantffread graveyard, the Rev D. Lewis, officiated. The funeral sermon was preached by the Vicar on Sunday from Ecclesiastes VII., 1. DEPARTURE.—It was with a feeling of regqret that the villagers heard that Mr Tom Jones, who has for years been clerk at the Abercledan ware- house, under Mr E. Morgan, has left for Tredegar. At the C. M. chapel his loss will be much felt, as he took an active part in its work. LIGHT RAILWAY.—Interest in the light railway scheme seems to have flagged to a deplorable extent on the Cardiganshire coast At a meeting held at Aberayron on the 27th of March there was only one solitary representative from Llanon, viz., Dr Jenkin Lewis. Is Dr Lewis the only man at Llanon who wishes to see Mid-Cardiganshire modernised 1 THE READING ROOM.—The reading room con- tinues to be a bone of contention, and impelled by the mysteries which are continually being revealed one is inclined to think that the institution is one complicated and intricate labyrinth of mistakes and mismanagements. Your correspondent at the instigation and will of certain persons who earn- estly wish to witness the ultimate success of the reading room desires to ask a few questions, to which an answer ought to be forthcoming. (1) Why is it that the Committee receives the Western Mail" direct from the printing offices when it can be procured from the Llanon post office exclusive of postage ? Does the Committee find such a course profitable ? (2) Is it true that Dr Pugh of Brighton, has kindly offered to advance 5s on every 20s collected for the purpose of providing a more commodious building, and if so, is the offer to be on the list of refusals 1 (3) Is it true that certain persons oblivious of the fact that flesh is a bad conductor of heat appropriate the fire exclusively to themselves despite the inclemency of the weather and the needs of their weaker brethren ? (4) Is it a fact that the Committee has drawn up certain rules and that they are broken ad lib., although a copy of the said rules glares down ominously on the culprits from above the fireplace ? (6) Lastly, can it be possible that certain children do not take the trouble to leave the room when necessity arises ? CONFIRMATION.—On Thursday last the Rt. Rev John Owen, D.D., lord bishop of St. David's, paid his first visit to the Llansantffread Parish Church to celebrate the order of confirmation. Llansantffread was represented by 34 candidates, Llanddewi Aber- arth 8. Cilcennin by 4. and Aberayron by 2. His Lordship was attended by his chaplain, the Rev Aeron Jenkins, M.A., the Rey M. Evans, R.D., vicar of Llanddewi Aberarth.and the Rev D. Lewis, vicar of Llansantffread. There were also present the Rev T. Jones, vicar of Llanbadarn Trefeglwys; the Rev J. M. Griffiths, vicar of Henfynyw; and the Rev D. W. Davies, curate of Llanddewi Aber- arth. It was gratifying to note that the Bishop in the course of his interesting and exhaustive address, commented on the generosity and charity of Llansantffread churchmen in all good causes and exhorted them to continue steadfastly in the course they had meted out for themselves. Perhaps it will not be out of place here tognention the fact that the Bishop's former patron, viz, Canon Rowlands, rector of Llanbedrog, Carnarvonshire, is a native of Llanon, and that he has at present a brother and a "Isler residing at Llanon, viz., Mr D. Rowlands, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs Morgan, the Green. This may partly account for the un common interest evinced by His Lordship in Llanon. OLD FALSE TEETH BOUGHT" Full value in cash or offer per return qf post. E. D. &, J. B. Fraspr, Ltd, Princes St Ipsv i<-h The largest and oldest buyers in the .vui)«!. I
ABERAYRON. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL LIBRARY.—Mr J C Jones, Llanarth, has given E9 4s to the school, £ 4 4» Od to found a scholarship and £5 to the Library Funds. The first lot of books worth about £8 chosen by the staff which were ordered for the Library have just arrived. They comprise a varied and suitable assortment of the best and most appropriate books for the school. ABERAYRON BLIGHT."—We offer our sincere thanks to Mr Denham Evans for supplying us with a very appropriate term to designate a marked failing of Aberayron people. Speaking at the Debating Society on Friday he gave the name Aberayron blight to that lack of solid and con- tinued interest necessary to the success of any movement an 4 project, which the the Aberayron people invariably display. UNPUNCTUA LITY. Another very conspicuous failing in Aberayron folks, to which Mr Evans re- ferred on Friday, is the delight they evidently feel in coming late to every meeting. The meetings of the Debating Society are advertized to start at 8.15 p.m., but they never commence before 8.30 The same is true of religious services, etc. This applies not only to the rank and file, but to our leading lights, who display a bad example in this respect. Why should Aberayron always be behind the times? THE NEW MAYOR.—Now that the elections are over public interest seems to be centred on the question of appointing the new Chairman of the Urban Council and J.P. So far as position as poll is to decide this delicate question Mr J. R. Evans will be mayor. But there is much feeling in town that the Rev Evan Morris, who was placed third on poll this time. and who headed the poll six years ago, should have the coveted honour. He has been a member of the Urban Council from its start, and his elevation to the Bench would cer- tainly add to the dignity and proverbial patience of our local justices of the peace. LLANON'S OPINION OF ABERAYRON'.—The fol- lowing quotation from the report in last week's "Gazette" of the rehearsal at Llanon will, un- doubtedly prove interesting to Aberayronites, and will naturally tend to strengthen the bonds of love and friendship and goodwill between these two country towns. The Aberayronites are never popular at Llanon, but their unpopularity is intensi- fied when they attempt to draw a line between a town (?) like Aberayron and a village like Llanon. In knowledge, in wisdom, and in talent, Llanon is 50 per cent in front of Aberayron, but in show, in pride, and in vanity, Llanon stands far behind." RAILWAY. The meeting convened yesterday week to hear Mr A. J. Hughes's address on the Vale of Rheidol Railway and the possibilities opened of continuing the railway to Aberayron, has been fruitful of much discussion amongst the townspeople generally. Some are inclined to scoff the whole matter; others are very enthusiastic over the prospect, while the majority seem to re- gard it in a favourable light. Of the E125 needed from the inhabitants of the district and asked for by the Company to obtain powers to extend the time for construction, some E30 have already been promised. The rest of the sum will probably be made up by Llanon, Aberarth, and New Quay. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY—The last of the public meetings for the session of this Society was held on Wednesday, the 27th ult, when the Rev T. Gwilvm Evans occnpied the chair The Revs W. H. Davies, Pontsaeson, and B. Carolan Davies, Tyn- gwndwn, had been announced to address the meet- ing, but owing to the inclemency of the weather, they failed to put in an attendance. The Rev E. Morris introduced the meeting, and, after a few words from the President, gave a short address. Miss J. Catherine Jones, one of the most faithful amongst the members sang," Y Gan Newydd," and was followed by Mr J. R. Evans, who delivered an excellent speech, in which he emphasized the prac- tical side of temperance, and advocated the estab- lishment at Aberayron of a weil conducted Tem- perance Restaurant, with stabling accommodation for the facilities of farmers. Then came Miss Ellis Albion Houses. with a recitation. Having only tecently come to the town, Miss Ellis was warmlv welcomed. A very dramatic and touching piece was next recited by one of the youthful members of the Society. Miss Jones, Aberarth, brought the meeting to a close with the son, Dros y Garreg.' The soiree has been definitely fixed for Thursday, April 25th, and will be a fitting conclusion to the work of the first session of the society. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—To close the session a soiree was held under the auspices of this Society, in the Town Hall, on Friday, the 29th ult. Dr Davies being, unfortunately, indisposed, Mr C. Denham Evans, the vice-presdent of the society, presided. A large number of members and friends partook of an excellent tea in the Magis- trates' Room, there being a large and varied assortment of eatables provided for them. After the tea, all adjourned to the Assembly Room,where the programme drawn up for the evening's enter- tainment was proceeded with. The first item was a pianoforte duett by Mrs J. M. Griffiths and Douglas Griffiths, who gave a sweet rendering of some of our choicest Welsh airs. The Vice- President then read a letter from Dr Davies, expressing his regret at his inability to be present, and thanking the Society for their support and the interest shown in the debates. Next came the extempore speeches competition, for which eight boys entered for the four prizes offered. These were awarded as follows:—First, Lewis P. Jones, who discoursed on Politeness second, Octavius Davies, on The Transvaal War third, Albert Lewis, on Queen Victoria"; fourth, Milton Davies, on Tuberculosis." All the speeches were suprisingly good and betokened much intelligence. thoughtfulness, and observation on the- part of the youthful orators. Special mention should be made of the third prize-winner, both on account of his youth and of his really clever speech, bristling with facts and dates. Miss May Davies and Mr J. R. Davies sang the well-known duett, Gentle Shep- herd"; and a party, conducted by Mrs T. Z. Jones, gave a rendering of Excelsior." Then came a pianoforte solo by Miss Hughes; and a song, A Soldier and a Man," by Mr J. D. Jenkins. After this came a spelling competition, the first prize being awarded to Miss Olive Jones, and the second divided between Lewis P. Jones and John Daniel Hughes. Mrs T. Z. Jones's party again sang Good Evening." Mr J. M. Howell, in proposing a vote of thanks to the officers of the Society, maintained that no society in the kingdom could boast of more efficient and hard-working officers and that the Society well justified its ex- istence. The Rev J. M. Griffiths seconded and the proposition was carried with enthusiasm. Mr E. Lima Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the ladies for presiding at the tea, and the artistes who had taken part in the entertainment. This was seconded by Mr William Williams in a highly characteristic, but slightly irrelevant speech. The meeting ter- minated after the singing of the National Anthems, the solos being taken by Miss Kate Jones. Thus another Session has come to an end, and the question naturally arises: Does the Society really fulfil its destined object ?" We take it that the Society is primarily intended to give to those unused to speaking in public an opportunity of cul- tivating their powers in this direction. t is it not the fact that in each successive debate it is the same speakers who take part, and that these are accomplished and experienced speakers already. We make this statement without intending the slightest disparagement to them, but is it not possible to devise some means whereby more of the young people of the town might be prevailed upon to join the Society, and the Debates made more general ? Let the Society honestly ask itself What are the reasons that deter these young people from attending and taking part in the debates 1" Undoubtedly a draw back to the welfare of the Society is the presence of children therein, who cannot possibly understand the trend of the debates, and who therefore have not the purpose or welfare of the Society in view in coming there. This tends to lower the standard of the Society. Let us imagine a novice, bolstering up his courage for the nonce, with facts ready prepared, standing up to take part in the debate. On one hand he sees a crowd of not over quiet children, on the other eloquent and skilful debaters, and in front of him the awe-inspiring faces of the fair members of the Society, a sight disconcerting enough at all times even to the boldest. Why not establish a Debating Society in connection with the County School, as has been done, we believe, at every other school in the County with great success ? It would be fairer both to adults and juniors, by far the majority of the latter class, being pupils of the County School.
Llanddewi Aberarth. CYNGHOR PLWYF.—Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod o'r cynghor nos Llln. Mawrth 25ain, pryd yr oedd yr aelodan canlvnol yn bresenol :Mri W. J. Phillips, cadeirydd, David B. Williams, Evan Jones, John Jones, a John Williams. Wedi darllen y cofnodion a'u cadarnhau, darllenwyd y W hebiaethau a dder- byniwvd oddiwrth y Postfeistr Cyffred inol, mewn atebiad i'r cais oddiwrth y Cynghor PI wyf am gac-1 Swvddfa Beliebrol yn Abemrth. Cafwvrl ar ddeali fod Swyddfa Aberayron yn ddiaron agos i ateb i'r galwad yn breseriol. Wedi in thu gyda'r pellebvr aeth y Cynghor vn ei flaeH am welliant, arall. Gan fod llythyrau Aberarth a'r gymydogaeth yn dod i mewn i Aberayron gyda'r mail hwyrol, ac yn aros yno hyd prvmawn dranoe'h, per.derrynwyd anfon at Gynghorau Phvyfol Llanbadarn Trefeglwys. Llansantffraid, a Llanrhystyd, i ofyn am en cyd- wi'ithrediad i anf..n cvvyn atawdurdodauy Llvthyi- (ly am y fath oediad, gan fod hyn yn golygu dan ddiwrnod o oediad i llythyrau Pennant. Crosf4 Inn, Bethania a'r wlad oddiamgylch yn gyffredinol; al: un diwrnod o oediad i Aberarth, Llanon, a Lian- rbystyd. I wella yr oediad hwn penderfvnwyd gufYlJ am gael "Mail Bag," i fyiwd i Aberayr ;n i j gyfarfod y mail sydd yn gadael am 7-30 y bore am Llanbedr, ac i ddychwelyd gyda'r llythyrau oddi- wrth y mail sydd yn cyrhaedd Aberayron o Llan- bedr tua 9 y bore, fel y gellir eu dosbarthu yr un diwrnod, ac nid dranoetn ac ail tranoeth fel y maent yn awr.
LAMPETER. PRINCIPAL. BEBB and Mrs Bebb have been taking a well earned ri st at Aberyst wyth, where they have spent several day.- by the sea. PETTY SESSIONS.—FRIDAY, MARCH 29th. Before Col M. Davies-Evans in the chair; Professor Hugh Walker (n c y<,r); Messrs W. 1-nglis Jones, Lewis Davies, and T. If R. Hughes. TRANSFER. Mrs Margaret ThonSas, Ffinant Arms, applied for the transfer of that hotel from her deceased husband to herself. HEDGE PRUNING. J. V. P. Pryse,, Bwlchbychan, was charged by John Jones, District Council Surveyor, with neglecting to train hedges and cut trees on the side of the road leading from Brynteg.to Cwm-college, Llanwenog. John Jones, surveyor, said that he served a notice on Mr Pryse to prune hedges and cut branches, which was not complied with. He visited that place on the 11th Feb. and nothing had been done. There were branches measuring seven feet six inches above the road and projecting six feet into the road, the road being only fourteen feet wide. David Rees, Alltfach, in the employ of Mr Pryse, said that the hedgas had been trained upright, but not properly perhaps according to the notice. They did this sort of work on days when there was not much other work on the farm. The Bench considered the case proved, and imposed a fine of one shilling and costs. OBSTRUCTION. Josuah Williams,Llwyncrwn Nursery, Llanybyther, was charged by Supt Williams with allowing a quantity of manure to lie on the highway at High- street, Lampeter, to be obstruction of Uie persons travelling there on the 19th February last. Defendant said that he was under the impression that it could be carted out to the road, as there was no other way to take it out. Supt Williams said that seven cart loads of lhanurQ were carted out to the road to the annoy- ance and obstruction of the public, and allowed to remain there for four hours opposite a public house. The road at that place was very narrow; the heaps blocked half the road ,and about two feet of the pavement. The heap was of horse manure. Sergt Thomas stated that on the 19th of last month he was on duty in High-street. About 10 a.m. he noticed a heap of manure opposite the Crown Inn being carted out by two men. He went to the men and spoke to tli-ern about it, and they replied that it belonged to the defendant. About 11 a.m. be saw the defendant himself and asked him if it was his, and he replied "Yes." He further spoke to the defendant about it and he replied, Why, I have been doing it for years and no one said a word against it." The whole lot remained till half past one, about half the road, and ktwo feet of the pavement being blocked, making room for only one cart to pass on the read. room for only one cart to pass on the read. The defendant admitted the offence, and said that he had taken it out the same manner for two or three years, and no one complained about it. Had the Sergeant or the Inspector told him about it, he would have arranged that it should be carted as soon it was brought to the road. A fine of one shilling was inflicted, and the defendant was requested not to do it again. PAVEMENT OBSTRUCTION. John Lovell, High-street, and Thomas Griffiths, Peterwell-terrace, were charged with having drawn .a certain cart or truck upon the footway. Both admitted the offence, and were each fined Is.
DOLGELLEY. THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—A meeting of the governors was held at the school on Friday last when there were present Rev J. Williams, B.A., (in the chair), Mrs T. P. Jones-Parry, Mrs William Williams, Messrs R. Williams, W. Hughes, R. Wynne Williams, E. W. Evans, O. D. Roberts, T. Williams, A Clendon, M.A. (headmaster), and W. Lloyd (clerk). The head master presented a most satisfactory report of the work done at the even- ing classes,-and it was decided that a copy of the report be forwarded to Mr William Evans, of Bir- mingham, who had offered a donation of £25 to- wards carrying on these winter classes held for giving lessons in scientific dressmaking, which were well attended and highly appreciated. Mr E. W. Evans submitted a report on the f financial state of the school, which was ordered to be cir- culated for consideration at the next meeting. It was unanimously decided to apply to the Charity Commissioners for a loan of P,800 for the purpose of erecting a house for the head master in con- nection with the school. THE BANDS OF HOPE.—Wednesday in last week was a great day among the children, being the demonstration day in connection with the Bands of Hope. The different churches had made their arrangements so as to have the meet- ings on the same day, and so the children had a half holiday from school to enable them to give the afternoon altogether to enjoyment. The first part of the proceedings at the different chapels consisted of a tea, which was everywhere thoroughly enjoyed. The Salem and Pendre Band of Hope met at the latter place, and marched to Salem. At the School-room there, the lady members of the church and Sunday School had set the tables in orner, and the children were welcomed in, and attended to. The following ladies superintended at the tables.-Mrs Griffith, Springfield; Mrs J. M. Owen, Carnarvon; Mrs Chidlaw Roberts Mrs Roberts, Frondirion; Mrs R. C. Evans, Mrs Castle, Mrs Dr Thomas, Mrs W. R. Williams, Miss Williams, Idris-terrace; Miss Griffith, Tynycoed Misses Owen, Minafon Miss Owen, Fronheulog-terrace; Miss Roberts, Brynbella; Miss Jones, Broneirian Miss Annie May Roberts, Misses Smith, Miss Williams, Bristol House; with many others assisting. In the evening a successful meeting was held at Salem under the presidency of the Rev. J. Williams, B.A., and the conductorship of Mr W. G. Jones. The following were among the prize- winners :—Mr John Roberts, Penbryn Arthur Roberta, J. D. Williams, William Emyr Williams, Elizabeth P. Williams, M. J. Roberts, E. Williams, Robert Owen. W. Davies, Netta Williams, W. Davies, Caradog Thomas, William Thomas, Mary James, Eira James, Sallie Jones, Annie Jane Jones, Catherine Grace Davies, Lewis Edward Lloyd, Elizabeth Evans, Olwen Evans, Meirion Roberts. The Revs Evan Roberts, E. Trevor Evans and Messrs W. Jones, R. C. Evans, Clwyd Jones, B.Sc., H. Roberts, and W. G. Jones adjudicated, and the Band of Hope children sang admirably under the leadership of Mr W. Roberts, Pendref. The ac- companists were Misses Maggie Jones, Eldon-row. and Pollie Roberts, Pendref. Mr Ellis Roberts (Glan Wnion) was the secretary, and Miss Owen, Minafon, the treasurer. The meeting was very successful.—The Band of Hope belonging to the church at Tabernacle had their treat at 4 o'clock the same day. After paiitaking of tea, oranges were distributed among the children. The evening meeting was presided OVÇI by the Rev W. Pari Huws, B.D., and conductea by Mr Edward Owen. The adjudicators were Mrs W. Pari Huws, Miss A. M. Jones, Messrs Robert Jones, Griffith Jones, and David Lewis. The children sang under the con- ductorship of Mr J. Ll. Lloyd, and Miss Daisy Jones accompanied.—At Ebenezer a similar meet- ing was held under the presidency of the Rev Peter Joqes, and Mr D. J. Lewis conducting the pro- ceedings. The following took prizes:-Nellie Parry Roberts, Winnie Jones, Gwenfron Pugh, G. Rowland Owen, J. Price Jones, Richard R. Jones, Morton J. Davies. In the challenge solo competi- tion the prize was won by Mr D. J. Lewis. The children rendered several songs during the meeting, and a recitation was given by Mr W. Morris Roberts; also a song by Mr D. Jones and party. The music was adjudicated by Mr W. T. Lloyd, and the reci- tations by Messrs R. Barnett and W. M. Jones.— At Bethel, the annual treat was given in the after- noon, and an evening meeting was held. The fol- lowing presided at the tables:—Mrs E. R Ellis Mrs Williams (Tremhyfryd), Mrs J. Ellis, Mrs Jones (Bethel House), Mrs Brodie, Miss Hughes, Miss Rees, Mrs R. A. Pugh, Misses Maggie Wil- liams. Kate Edwards, Dorah Pugh, Annie Jones, Mrs E. R. Roberts, Mrs Christmas Jones, Mrs J. Williams, Miss Allman, Miss Maggie Jones, Miss Katie Jones. The Rev R Morris, M.A., B.D., pre- sided over the evening meeting, and Mr Rv A. Pugh conducted. The adjudicators were Messrs R. Davies, E. J. Edwards, D. R. Mills, D. R. Jones, John Owen. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Council was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday night, when there were present: Messrs. John Edwards (vice- chairman). in the chair; John Griffith, John Jones, Edward Williams, E. W. Evans, R. Davies, D. Mere- dith, and Ellis Williams, with W. Jones (surveyor), K Harnett (assistant clerk), S. R. Jones (collector), and Dr. Hugh Jones (medical officer). THE MINUTES. The minutes of the ordinary and special meetings having been read, Mr Edwaru Williams said the Ct airman was entitled to sign the former only.—The Chairman said he could not see how that could be, and asked if any member proposed that both be con- firmed and signed. Mr. Edwaru Williams: But you can't. Ti.e Chairman again declared that he thought other- wise. ai d spoke to the Clerk. Mr. Edward Williams Yes, refer the question to the Clerk What do you say, Mr. Clerk ? Tie Clerk: I'd rather leave that matter to the Chairm&i:. He quite competent to decide t1. ques: i' ■■ Mr. Edward Williams continued to remonstraM- but The Chairman said that be was prepared to take the whole responsibility upon hinlself, aDd asked if any member proposed anything. It was then proposed and seconded, that the minutes of both meeting be confirmed,. Mr. Edw. Williams alone dissenting. TH. ROAD B9 AKBAX RIVER. The Clerk stated that he had received ao com- nrunication on the matter., Mr. D. Meredith said that Mrs. Chidlaw Roberts was repairing the wall. 'Fhat statement seemed tne satisfy most of the- mem- bers, bnt Mf. Edward Williams asked Mr. Meredith whsther lie- lia-d any proper authority for his statement. Had lie- any certain knowledge on the subject P Was there anytliiiag, in writing? Mr. D. Meredith said tlip.fi the wall was being retired, and that lie had bees told that it was Mrs. ChiMlaw-Roberts who had employed the workmen to do it. Mr. Edward Williams said that was not sufficient. Several members said that it was clear enough that Mr Meredith's statement was correct. The Chairman asked the Surveyor whether he had received anything about the piaposed alterations in Arran road. Mr Edward Williams reverted to the question of the wall,and asked theSurveyor whether he knew who set the men at work there. The Surveyor said he had asked the men themselves, and thy had told him it was Mrs Chidlaw Roberts. Mr Edward Williams Had you any business to ask them ? Mr J* Griffith: Shame Shame Other voices were also raised in protest. The Chairman said that the point. was not import- ant as far as the Council was concerned. THE MAIN ROAD QUESTION. The Clerk read the following letter which lie had received from the County Surveyor Gentlemen, In reply to your letter of the 21st inst respecting the repair of the Tanycoed and other roads within your district. I maintain that the Great Western Railway Company are responsible to repair and maintain all and every road which they have diverted or raised (not lowered under a bridge), unless they have some- thing in their Special Act to the contrary, and Mr Robotham, the engineer, had promised to meet me some time ago to settle the whole matter respecting the road you mentioned and many other similar pieces in the county, but he has not done so yet. I' say that the Railway Company are responsible for the repair of Bontfawr from the end lwar "the County Hall and not from the centre. The coping on the parapet wall shows that it has been, raised from the very end," Mr Edward Williams said that the letter bore out what he had said the other night. The Clerk explained that Mr Joues only "main- tained as to the former part, which was very difter- ent from. the definite statement as to the bridge. Mr Edward Williams. He "maintains," that is, he says that, is so. The Clerk He only expresses his opinion. Mr J. Griffith said the letter was not to be passed over slightly. He was surprised to have such a letter from the County Surveyor. They had hitherto paid for repairing the main road, and it appeared to him very strange, in the face of this letter from the County Surveyor that their bills had been passed. Mr Edward Williams said that it meant that the Great Western was responsible as far as he Coal Station. Mr D. Meredith: No not so far as that. Mr Edward Williams said that the road up to that point had been diverted. Mr John Jones No, the old trees show how the road -,went. Mr Edward Williams: My dear sir, I tell you they have diverted it. I propose that we apply to the Western that they maintain that road-if they are responsible. The Chairman Ay, if they are responsible. That is the question. Mr E. W. Evans said lie thought it was a matter for the County Council to consider. On the motion of Mr J. Griffith, Mr R. Davies seconding, it was decided to refer the matter to a Committee, and the Chairman, Mr J. Griffith, and Mr John Jones were appoined as Committee. HEALTH OF THE TOWN. The Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Hugh Jones) was present; and was called upon by the Chairman. He said he had come there to discuss with the Council some points they w ished to consider in his annual report. The Chairman of the Council, how- ever, was not present, and Mr. E. W. Evans staced that the Chairman and himself had not met to con- 1 sider the report, owing to a misunderstanding. The 'report had been sent to him, some time ago, but he was unable to attend the Council the night the report was to be submitted, so he had sent it back, and had not seen, it since. Dr. Hugh Jones, on being called by the Chairman to make any general remarks, stated that he would be very glad to discuss many points in tne report, and he would gladly attend the Council when they wished him to do so. He might tell them that the health of the district at present was very good. There was no infectious disease of any kind. This time last year the influenza was amongst them, and through it they had lost some valuable- lives. Now he wished to state that compared with last year the health of the district was very satisfactory indeed. SV^VBYOR'S REPORT. The Clerk stated that tho proposed stables at the back of the Stag Inn could not be erected according to the bye-law. It came under the head of a domes- tic building, and the section of the Act defining such buildings was read. Mr. Edward Williams, having requested the section to be re-iead, said that he did not agree that a stable was a domestic building. Mr. E. W. Evans proposed that they send to the owners that the Council could not approve of the proposed buildings, being advised that they could not legally give their permission. Mr J. GriiSith seconded, and it was carried. SMITHFIELD LANE. The Clellk read an application from the Waterworks Company,, applying for permission to open the street at Smithfifeld-lane for the purpose of laying a new water main. Mr E, W. Evans explained that it was more of a personal application from him than from the Com- pany. The supply of water was not sufficient and he would have to bear the greater part of the expense. On the motion of Mr Edward Williams, seconded by by Mr Ellis Williams, the permission was given. A PETITION. The Clerk read the following petition, which had been signed by a large number of ratepayers :—We, the undersigned ratepayers' of the town, having understood that by a resolution passed at your last meeting, it is intended to widen the Pandy-road, and also* further widen portions of Arran-road at the expense of the rates, respectfully desire to urge you to reconsider the matter. The grounds on which we do this are shortly as follows :-(I) The Pandy-road. in its present width, if kept in good repair, is amply sufficient for all ordinary purposes, and that being so, if it is to be widened for extra traffic, should be so widened at the sole expense of those who need it, and not at the expense of the ratepayers,-(2) Arran Road. That we consider that to further widen this road is altogether unnecessary and, moreover, that to widen portions of it—especially on the northern side of the road-would be a waste of public money. That we understand that the finances of the Council are not in a state that would justify the Council to incur any unnecessary expenses of this kind, and that while we, as ratepayers, are ready to bear the burden of all needful expensos and improvements, we are unwilling to be further heavily rated for objects which do not in any way benefit the public. Mr Edward Williams said he was from the first of opinion that the widening of the road to Pandy Mills was unnecessary, and began to state his objections to the project. The Chairman interrupted and asked if he had any proposal. Mr Edward Williams said he had and would bring it out in due time. He, however, claimed his right to discuss the subject. The Chairman, he maintained, had no right to stop him to speak for hours and hours if he brought his resolution forward at the end of his speech. Mr D. Meredith What about reporting it ? Mr Edward Williams: 0 yes. I want it to be reported in full. Mr D. Meredith It was not done last time. The Chairman told Mr Williams that be could pro- pose a resolution, but he could not discuss the question in a general way. Mr Edward Williams Wait a minute, sir. With all due respect to the chair, I hold I have a perfect right to discuss it. The Chairman I mutt rule you out of order if you take that course. Mr Edward Williams With all due respect to you, Mr Chairman, I have perfect right to discuss it. Read the minutes of tne last ordinary meeting-, M* Clerk. My Clerk. The Chairman again said that Mr Williams was out of order. They had passed a resolution at their last meeting and he could propose that they rescind that if he liked. Mr E. Williams still held that lie could go on to discuss the matter, and said in any case he was going to proceed. He then mentioned some of his objections to the proposal, and at the end proposed that they do not accept the generous offer of one and a half yards to the road, because it was of no earthly use to widen the road. He proposed that it be left on the table for six months" Mr D. Meredith What about the other point-Arran Road ? The petition includes both. Mr E. Williams said he had always been prepared 10 improve all the approaches to the town, and began again to discuss the question generally. The Chairman again interposed fvnd said he must call him to order. Mr E. Williams maintained that the whole question could be discussed, as there was no resolution from an ordinary meeting of the Council. The Chairman said that a resolution had been passed at a special meeting, and thp.t would have to stand. Mr H. Davies proposed that no action he taken in the matter until the petition be considered. Mr J. Jones seconded. Mr E. Williams proposed that, this should apply only to the Pandy-road. Cltimately Mr Davies' proposition was carried. oIrF Messrs Richard Richards, David Meredith, J. Jones JTKI Ellis Williams were it-appointed overseers. FAIIKWELI. SFEFCHKS. Mr Edward Williams and Mr Eo W. Evans, who ar; now retiring, thanked the Council for their con- siut ra:i:»n and co-operation during their term of and expressed their good wishes for success in the future. The Chairman responded in a few words.
Business Notices. R. SAYCELL, FISII, GAME, AND POULTRY DEALER GREAT DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTI-1. HORNER'S CLOTTED CREAM AND CREAM CHEESE, FRESH DAILY. SOLE AGENT FOR Palethorpe's celebrated Cambridge Sausages in the district Ti&THGHAPHIC ADDRESS: SAYCELL, ABERYSTWYTH." TELEPHONE :-No. 6. E. L. ROWLANDS, FAMILY AND GENERAL GROCER, LIVERPOOL HOUSE, ABERDOVEY. Choice Selection o General Provisions and Italian Goods, etc., always in Stock. CAMBRIAN FACTORY. LAMPETER. DAYIES BROS." BOOTS AND SHOES ARE POPULAR IN ALL TOWNS, STEPHEN VAUGHAN DAY SIX, CORN F LOUR, AND pROVISION 31 ERCHANT,. LAMPETER THlFirst nTe ^a,n Brith that can be procured for Is. 4d. per-lb. Sole Proprietor of the Tea Brith dghest SpubUcfl^oM^th lts masrvellous'flavour and SuPerb Quality, has sprung with a bound into the jghest in public flavour. Hotels. BRYNAWEL PRIVATE I-IOTEL, Llandrindod Wells (Two minutes' walk from the Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock House Mineral Springs). ACCOMMODATION Eon SEVlNTY VISITORS. -vl'fPd v £ w Of VoVllKtnate^ rm he }!1g1-st fitf s iu Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninter- J i • Olde Druid Circle, Temple Gardens, and the surrounding country lluilt with all l>a^RoomsempHLTp^-?f3-rfGC^ &"anit?ry arr\nS^ents. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining and and^owli^ Green F^no ^king, Writing and Billiard Rooms. Tennis, Croquet, supervision and advice of Dr URn j. c Llght throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supeivision and advice of Dr. Bowen Davis. Personal superintendence. Terms on application. MR. & MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. G W A L I A II () T E L Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. HP0 t},ie Liandrindod "GWALIA is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE nmde t^mie? Staf:ed ,1889 by the season of the following year, extensive additions had to be was opened last yePa? SS&SK,Ts™' extensi°ns have culminated in tho NEW PREMISES, whioh ossibl^De^ct^mfth wf rGWA.LIt" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest Views ossible, perfect South-Wesv aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs-Saline, Sulphure, and Chalybeate. Heating apparatus good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AND" GW ALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hotej: 7.30. Boarding Terms from 3 Guineas per Week,, or 12s. 6d. per day. THDraw?S Room^ScreliS apP^nc?' and contains Coff^ Dining Rooms, Ladies Mrooms HaS f and SmokillS R°°ms„ and about one hundred Lighted by Eleotaacity. Public and Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are W. H. PALMER. Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOT'EL, ABERYSTWYTH. (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one af the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Consmereial Hotels in Wales. TABLE: J^ote, 6-30 Boarding Terms from 2\ Guineas per, week, ou 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Trains Tans! on Application to the Manageress. "Y meets au x rains W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CLOSE TO SEA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS MODERATE. Proprietress: M. A. REA. ABERYSTWYTH, "THE WATEIRLOO999 FACING THE SEA. HIGH-CLASS FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL. THE LARGEST AND MOST COMFORTABLE HOTEL IN THE PRINCIPALITY BOARDING TERMS FROM X2: 2: 0. BILLIARDS. ELECiBIG LIGHT. —:— POSTING. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. THE Hotel is now under new management. It is situate close to the Station and i& the most convewea Hotel in Town for Travellers and others. It has recently been enlarged and is. aow replete with ever\ 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—ABERGYNOLWY This Hotel, which is situate at the west end of the far-famed Lake. Tourists, Visitors, aad Oyolists will find every accommodation and cwafort at moderate charges. Guides for Cader Idris. Posting. Lake and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietoll.. W. M. JONES, GENERAL DRAPER, I- GLASGOW HOUSE, MACHYNLLETH. I AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY. Wlsb Gazette' PRINTERIES, BRIDGE STREET ABERYSTWYTH. GIG LAMPS. Edmund Edmunds, SADDLER & HARNESS MAKER, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER, Begs to inform the Public that he has a Grand Selection of GIC LAMPS IN STOCK, AT vERY MODERATE PRieM. All kinds of Repairs neatly executed on the shortest notice. SADDLES, CUSHIONS, HARNESS, &c. REWARD & PRIZE BOOKS ALL PRICES. A visit is respectfully solicited. Orders by Post strictly attended to. NEW FANCY STATIONERY 6d. and Is. CABINETS. W. JENKINS' 23, Grat Darkgat St. And 13, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Business Notices. TOOTIIACIIE NEURALGIA F ACEACHE CUBED BYTAKmo LLOYD'S NEURALGIC DROP& It gives SPEEDY relief. It STRENGTHENS the NERVES. It REMOVES the PAIN. It gives REST and SLEEP at Night. It CURES where OTHER Medicines FAuk It is THE CURE for NSURALGIA. a}1d TOOTHACHE, no matter how violent. 2 IN BOTTLES, 1/11 & 2/6 (three times the siza) Sent Free by Post to all Parts. Prepared only by the Proprietor: ISAAC T. LLOYD, M.P.S., Chemist, ABERDOVEY, N. WALES. OWENS BROS., 31, NORTHGATE STREET ABERYSTWYTH" BUILDERS, JOINERS, UNDERTAKERS,&C Estimates given for every description of work WORKSHOP -PORTLAND LANE. NOTICE. JOHN ROBERTS, TOBACCONIST, rjlERRACE J^OAD, AGENT FOR GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Co. LTD. — — ACCOUNT BOOKS OF EVERY KIND. TO SUIT ALL REQUIREMENTS. SPECIALLY lULED. PLAIN OR PRINTED HEADLINES, STRONGLY AND NEATLY BOUND. y At Moderate Prices. FROM THE "WELSH GAZETTE" OFFICE, ABERYSTWYtH, TO THE INHABITANTS OF ABERYSTWYTH AND; DISTRICT ISAAC SAMUEL Beg to anno, inoe that ha-fcas OPENED BUSINESS IN. Grocery and Provisions AT NORTH END STORES RAILWAY TERRACE. 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