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LAMPETER. PROMOTION.—Mr Evan Evans, clerk at the Post Office, has been promoted to the Manchester Post Office, and Miss Richards, Aberayron. has been appointed to succeed him here. WELSH INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION.—Mr Harris, an Instructor under the Welsh Industries Associa- tion, is now visiting the local factories with a view of instructing the various factorymen in the proper mode of dyeing their products. DRUNKENNESS. Duncan Muir (36), tailor, a tramp, was brought up in custody before Alderman Tivy Jones on Wednesday last, and charged by Sergeant Thomas with being drunk at 11-30 p.m. on the previous night.—Muir was discharged with a caution. GOOD FRIDAY.—As usual all business was sus- pended, and the day very quiet. Services were held at the Parish Church. The day was fine, and a number of young persons went to the Llandyssil Eisteddfod, whilst the majority of the working class cultivated their gardens. VISITORS.—Mrs Harford and Miss Harford, of Blaize Castle are now staying at Falcondale for a few days. The many friends and acquaintances of Mrs Harford, in her old home at Lampeter, are pleased to see her enjoying such good health. PERSONAL.—A paragraph has been going the round of the papers to the effect that Principal Bebb is now on a visit to Llar.wrin this, how- ever, is not quite correct; Principal Bebb, whilst staying at Aberystwyth for a few days took the opportunity of paying a short call on the venerable Chancellor Silvan Evans, the eminent Welsh lexico- grapher, who resides in a quaint ivy-clad rectory in a quiet hamlet on the Dovey. EXAMINATIONS.—The annual examinations in connection with the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday Schools were held at Shiloh Chapel on Wednesday week last. A number of candidates from the various schools in the district presented themselves. Capt Davies, superintendent of the Sunday School, and Messrs J. T. Megicks and Wm. Lloyd, acted as supervisors. For thoroughness and excellence of method the annual examinations of the Calvinistic Methodists are far superior to those of any other denomination in the Principality. EASTER FAIR.—This fair was held on Saturday last, and as usual was very largely attended. The fair is chiefly a seed fair to which a large supply of agricultural, and garden'seeds is brought for sale. There was also a good supply of pigs, the prices offered being higher than those of the previous monthly market. The following is the price list:- Potatoes, 4* to 4s 6d; seed, 7s 6d to 8s per cwt.; do, Barley, 3s per bushel; Oats, 2s 9d per bushel; clovers, Sid to 7d per lb.; perennials, 2id per lb.; rye grass, 21d to 31d per lb. It is stated by a large number of merchants that there will be an advance in the seeds owing to scarcity. A NEW DEPARTURE.—A branch temperance meeting under the Cardiganshire C.M. monthly meeting, was started at the Shiloh Chapel on Wednesday evening last. Mr J. W. Evans. the senior deacon, having been voted to the chair, opened the proceedings in a short but appropriate sneech. Mr Jones, Blaenpennal, was to have addressed the meeting, but was unable to attend. The meeting was opened on behalf of the Monthly Meeting by the Rev Morgan Evans, Tre- garon, who also delivered an address. A large number of persons were enrolled members. Mr Joseph Price, Gwarcoed, was elected chairman for the ensuing year, and Mr D. 0. Edwards, Dolwen Factory, secretary. RECREATION.—It is understood that the members of the School Board intend amalgamating the Happy Evenings," with the rural walks. Last summer these walks were carried out most success- fully, the children being taken into the country and taught botany, out-door studies, geography, mechanics, &c., on the wayside. The School Board Chronicle in its last issue with reference to systematic instruction, says that a game of I; cricket is especially noteworthy in its connection with the definition of a subject of the ordinary school course. It will be apparent that studies of the above kind are not to be regarded as separate subjects which can be dealt with independently of the rest of the school. They cannot be set down on the time-table under one specific head. The reading lesson, for example, may treat of an object which has been dealt with at another time by direct observation or experiment. The general instruction of the school will be modified in many of its branches by the study of the world of nature outside. THE CREAMERY.—The creamery was re-opened for the coming season on Monday week, and pros- pects point to busy time in store, as a large number of farmers have recently joined the Society, thus swelling the number that makes the wheels go round. A meeting was held on Thursday last, at which Mr Rotherwell, the manager, resigned, and Mr Thomas, his assistant, was appointed manager in his stead. An attempt has been made during the past season to establish branch creameries, but without success, owing to want of capital. Meet- ings were held by farmers at Cribin, Talsarn, Llan- gybi, ^rmers and Pumpsaint. The farmers appeared to be in favour of a change, and the number of cows necessary to supply a creamery were forthcoming in all the districts, but the sum of Z250, which each district required was more than the parties interested were prepared to sub- scribe. There appears to be a division of opinion in the districts as to who should take the lead in establishing these factories. The tenant farmers think that the landlords should subscribe the bulk of the capital. No doubt, in another season, when farmers have had more time to consider the matter, several branches will be opened in connection with the one at Lampeter, which will then become the central churning station. HAPPT EVENINGS ASSOCIATION.—The eighth and last of the winter series of the Board Schools Childrens' Happy Evenings was held on Thurs- day evening last at the Peterwell schools. The programme included a jumble sale of articles made and collected by the school children, a hobby com- petition, an exhibition of articles made by the children, and concluding with a musical entertain- ment. Although the articles for sale valued only from a halfpenny to sixpence they were very numerous and of a great variety. Immediately after the doors were opened the demand for entrance was keen, and the hall proved to be too small to accommodate all present. At the entrance there was a stall which attracted a great deal of attention. It was presided over by Mr W. Lewis, schoolmaster, and it consisted of articles for exhibition only, such as windmills, barrows, fret- work, &.C., done most creditably by pupils under his care. There were two other stalls which were pre- sided over bv Misses Sarah Davies and Sarah Jones (pupil teachers), assisted by Misses Nancy Davis and Mabel Jcnes. There was a rapid sale, every article being sold within an hour. and the proceeds will be devoted towards the expense of the summer series of the children's entertainments. Mr William Lewis acted as judge in the hobby competition, and the awards were as follows: Carved wooden soldier: 1 and 2, divided between Evan Walter Davies, Drovers Road, and John Thomas James, Bridge Street; model water wheel: 1 Gwilyn Evans, Bridgs Street; doll dressing: l' Mary Davies, Soar House; 2, divided between Annie Owens, Cloth Hall, and Mary Thomas, Plough, while Bessie Jones, Cefnybryn, wasjhighly commended. Of the articles bought for exhibition the following received certificates of merit: Table. David Rees Jones; coal scuttle, Bob Ellis; spoon rack. John Thomas James; potato basket, Evan Andrew Davies; patty pans, Arthur ana varies Sturdy carved fan, Evan |Walter Davies; sign hoarrl, Arthur T. Price; paper knife, Reggie Lloyd. The proceedings ended w:th a musical entertainment, at which the following programme was gone through: Pianoforte selo "Tolstoi Quadrilles," Mary Jones; chorus, The Boys of the Mountain," St. Peter's Boys; song. The Hazel Doll," Sarah Jones comic song, I ve got a Ion, way to go," D. R. Jones; mandoline solo, Miss Annie Owen; chorus, Far though I roam," St. Peter's Boys song, Two is company, three is not," Miss Annie Hughes; song, Molly Mahone, Mr D. F. Lloyd; chorus, "Farmer John," St. Peter's Boys. Where all did their best and were success- tul it may appear invidious to make comments but we cannot help remarking that the choruses sung hy the boys were a treat, and reflect great credit upon Mr Lewis, the headmaster and Mr Tom Lloyd, who has taken great interest in this movement, havino- the adult portion of the audience for their attendance at the proceedings, and for their con- tributions, which would be applied towards the expense of the future amusement of the school child-en Mr Lewis, in a humorous speech, pro- w -scd a N-ote of thanks to the local committee of the association, more especially to Miss Edith Davies, -secretary, and Mr T Lloyd, treasurer, for their un- tiring services in providing healthy recreation and amusement for the children. Mr Lewis, in con- cluding his speech, caused much merriment by his humorous remarks, and his presence and assistance contributed very much to the success of the eriter- tainment, The singing o? God Save the King terminated a very enjoyable entertainment. TEA PAIITY.-Tlie annual tea party in connec- tion with the Soar Congregational Sunday School was held on Good Friday. About 350 peron5 sat down to a good tea, cake, &c., and all semed to have thoroughly, enjoyed themselves. This year the tea was given by Messrs William Evans, T. R. Tilwans Teif^Castle: Timothy Richards, Ardwyn; L.nithan Williams, Bronville; David Evans. Moelfre House; J. W- Thomas, Myrddin House; Mr. John Davi.-s. Drover-road; Mrs Evans, kaespwll • M rs Jones, Blaenplwyf; Misses Thomas College-Street • Edwards, Penybont; and )Irs John The tables had been beaut if nil v decorated for the occasion, and were presided over by a number of willing helpers. !),,e 'n-'if'" having been done to the good things .,utiioor srames were indulged m t,l, l.out V o'clock. Lacer In i-i.o evening a misceil. k«eovs entertainment was hold under putt. | dency of Mr John Worthington. Mr Evan Davies, Soar House, acted as conductor. The following took part, a number of the younger ones taking part on two or three occasions. Children's choir conducted by Mr E. D. Rees; recitation, Cyril Roberts; recitation, Edith Mary Thomas; piano- forte solo, Olwen Jones recitation, Howell Rees: recitation, Willie Jones duett, Tom Jones and friend; recitation, Tom Evans; song, Gertie Hughes; recitation, Sarah Mary Jones; girls choir, Ella Richards and Party; recitation, Letty Griffiths; solo, Mary Jane Oliver; recitation, Samuel Kees; duet, Elizabeth and Annie Hughes; dialogue, Isaac Evans and Gwilym Evans; recita- tion, Rachel Davies; dialogue, Sunday School class; recitation, Idwal Jones; pianoforte duett, Ella Richards and Gwladys Rees duett, Letitia Jones and Letitia Thomas recitation, Ben Evans; part sono-, Glee Party recitation, Hannah Davies diafogue, Margaret Jane Williams and Martha Evans; recitation, Sarah Mary Davies; song, Johnnie Davies, Teify View duett, Letitia Jones and Gertie Hughes; recitation, David John Griffiths; song, Evan Evans: recitation, William John Jones; part-song, children's choir, dialogue, J. W, Thomas and party; part song, Mouth Organ Band part song, Male Voice Party song, M. J. Jones; recitation, Lizzie Jane Rees; ladies choir, conducted by Miss Thomas; recitation, John Thomas James duett, Ella Richards and Letitia Thomas; recitation, Catherine Davies solo, — Mr Edwards; selections, Mouth Organ Band; recitation, Rachel Davies, song, M. J. Jjnes; reci- tation, Mary Griffiths; girls choir, Ella Richards and party; part song, Male Voice Party, con- ducted by Evan Evans. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Worthington for presiding, and Mr Evan Davies for conducting, and this ter- minated a very enjoyable entertainment. SCHOOL BOARD. THURSDAY. Present-The Rev Daniel Jones (chairman), the Rev R. C. Jones, Messrs John Jones, J. E. Lloyd, and T. Lloyd (clerk). ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. It was resolved that the services of Miss Elizabeth Williams be continued to 31st December next, and that her salary for the year be £ 14. RESIGNATION. A notice from Miss M. J. Evans, that she wished to terminate her engagement with the Board on ,31st May next, was read, and it was resolved that her resignation be accepted, and that the question of appointing her successor be considered at the adjournment of this meeting. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. The Clerk's return of the attendance for the month of March showed the following figures:— Number on rolls, 351; average attendance, 278; percentage, boys, 81; girls, 75 infants, 77; St. Mary's, 89. Nett result, 78 per cent. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. It was resolved that the schools break up on Thursday, and reassemble on the 9th inst., and that they be closed on the 10th inst. on account of the Lampeter Races. MISS M. A. DAVIES' SALARY. It was agreed that the resolution passed on the 7th ult., increasing the salary of Miss Davies to z7, £30 be, and the same is, hereby confirmed. OFFER FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. The suggestion of Mr William Lewis, headmaster of St. Peter's Boys School, that the upper standards of the school should compete for a bronze medal offered by the Canadian Government for the best short general essay on the history, geography,, and resources of Canada, was sanctioned. HAPPY EVENINGS ASSOCIATION. It was resolved that on one afternoon, not oftener than once a fortnight, a certain number (to be fixed by the head teachers) of the children of the town schools who have attended satisfactorily, shall be allowed a half-holiday, provided they are taken for a rural expedition in charge of members of the local committee of the above association. ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. Members on the rota for April, May, and June are Messrs John Jones and J. E. Lloyd. TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. The Treasurer's book showed a receipt since the last monthly meeting of P,62 6s 3d, additional grant, and a balance of R255 11s 2d in hand. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Saturday. Present, Mr David Davies, Velindre (chairman), presiding; Revs R. C. Jones, Lam- peter (vice-chairman); T. C. Edmunds, Trefilan. Messrs J. C. Harford, Lampeter; B. J. Evans, Llan fairclydogau; Lewis Davies, Llanycrwys; J. G. Marsden, Silian; T. H. R. Hughes, Llanwnen; David Evans, Pencarreg; Evan Davies, Llanwenog David Davies, Cellan; with David Lloyd (clerk), E. D. Rees (assistant-clerk), James Evans (master), David Evans, and David Parry (relieving officers). STATISTICS. Amount of out-door relief administered during the past fortnight per Mr David Parry, relieving officer for the Lampeter district, was £38 8s. 3d. to 119 paupers. Per Mr David Evans, for the Llany- byther district, was £ 38 10s to 128 paupers. Num- ber of inmates in the House 22; corresponding period last year, 20. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 57 corresponding period last year, 30. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that Mr James Jones,Temple Terrace, complained of the trees at the end of the Workhouse injuring his garden. The matter was referred to the House Committee. MAINTENANCE OF PAUPERS. The half-yearly estimate of the maintenance of paupers in the various parishes for the ensuing half year showed that it was £ 36 less than the last half year, It was made up as follows Bettws Bledrws, £ 40; Cellan, -956; Lampeter, Urban, ZZW; do., rural, £ 76; Llanfairclydogan, £ 76; Llangybi, £ 52; Llanwenog, £ 204; Llanwnen, £ 44; Silian, £ 40; Trefilan. £ 48; Llanybyther, £ 164; Llanycrwys; £ 64; Rbosycorn, £.100; Llanllwni, £ 124; Pen- carreg, £ 168; total, £ 1,512. The estimate was aproved of. CARBOLIC ACID. A circular letter from the Local Goveinment Board was read, asking the Guardians to treat carbolic acid as poison. MASTER AND MATRON. A letter was also read from the Local Govern- ment Board approving of the master and matron, and the Board, considering the age of the master, desire to have a report from the Guardians after six months, to know how he has discharged his duties. This was apppoved of. LAMPETER RUHAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of this Council was held on Friday last, the Rev T. C. Edmunds, Trefilan, presiding. There were also present Messrs James Jones, J. G. Marsden, T. H. R. Hughes, and Evan Davies, with Dd. Lloyd (clerk), E. D. Rees (assistant clerk), and John Jones (surveyor). LLANFAIR LEBT. The Surveyor stated that a footbridge had now been constructed over the Llanfair leet by the Parish Council. Mr James Jones How do you know a bridge has been constructed I The Surveyor replied that he had seen persons that day who told him that the work had been carried out. He had nothing to do with the matter as it rested with the Parish Council. TREFILAN ROAD. The Surveyor said that the Committee appointed at the last meeting, consisting of the Rev T. C. Edmunds, Messrs Griffiths, Gelly, and Jeakin Richards, Tymawr, bad met and inspected the road. He was not prepared to give any report that day, but he would britig a map to the next meeting, so that the Council may have the oppor- tunity of knowing the road. This was agreed to. GWARGAMLAS ROAD. A letter was read from the Clerk of the Silian Parish Council asking the Council to repair Gwar- gamlas road, it being a branch of the Forest road. It was agreed, en the proposition of Mr J. G. Marsden, to reply to the Parish Council stating that the question of repairing the Forest road was under their consideration, and a definite reply would soon be sent. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. Mr David Davies, Felindie, presided over a meeting of this Commitsee, which was held on Friday last at the Board's room. There was no important business for transaction. Cheques were signed and ordered for payment. TOWN COUNCIL—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3rd. .f' Present :l)rofessor Hugb waiKer "nayor) pre- I siding; Aldermen J. E. Lluyd, John Jones, Coun- cillors Evan Davies, Daniel Jenkins, Daniel Griffith. D D."Evans, Joseph Davie>, Daniel Evans, Arthur I'rico with' David IJoyd (cleik), E. D. Rees with David IJoyd (cleik), E. D. Rees (assistant, clerk), R. W. Jones (surveyor and in- spector). Lewis Davies (building surveyor), and William Davies (rate collector). MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting were reid and confirmed. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector submitted his monthly report, which showed that as regards the petition from Peterwdl-terrace no practical way exists for drain- ing these premises until the Common as a whole is drained. The fame 11.1: applies to both, viz., one system of drainage. He inspected Ty reithin, a cc t tage in the rural part of the borough occupied by a very aged woman. This house is in an unfit state for habitation, and the person receiving the rent has been requested to repair a broken window there forthwith. Although this is in an unfit state, per- haps it is unwise to disturb the old woman as long as she wishes to stay there. She has lived for forty-three years at the house. Ffynonlas and Saunders Cottages are also in a very bad state for occupation, and he will draw the attention of the Medical Officer to them. The town is free from infectious diseases. and is in a very fair sanitary condition. The work ef excavating and carting pipes for ex- tending the sewer has been commenced, but the river being so high the work of laying has been impeded, and it is likely that the work cannot be started for another week. Mr Harford visted the grounds to-day, and is of opinion that should the drain be left in its present outlet for a number of years it will cause a nuisance in very dry weather, as the factory takes all the water from the brook, and in case it is intended tol leave it for a number of years. It would be better for the Coun- cil to take it further down again. This expression is given after a conversation with the occupier of the factory. The Council had better consider the matter. The sum of £19 2s 4d has been paid into the hands of your treasurer. The slaughter house has been regularly inspected and is kept in good order. On the 25th day of March he met Mr J. C. Harford by appointment at the Henfeddau source .f their water supply. He concurredjwith him on the best mode of decreasing the possibilities of pollution and readily gave his permission to plough up the source and fill in the depression at the source. To-day the same gentleman said that the provision of the supply to the Henfeddau cottages, taken from the Capeli mains, is not satisfactory- being below the road. He should like to have it in the yard, which was very difficult to get He maintains that it is the Council's duty to supply it there, but he should have pleasure in meeting the Council half way with regard to the costs. The Mayor was appointed to confer with Mr Harford with the view of arranging matters with regard to the supply of water for Henfeddau Cottages. The report was afterwards approved of. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Aid J. E. Lloyd, chairman of the above Com- mittee, submitted the committee's report, which showed that various bills bad been examined and ordered for payment. COMMITTEE REPORTS. Aid J. Jones submitted the Streets Committee's report which showed that a communication bad been received from the Gloucester Pennant Stone Co., with regard to kerbing and recommending that 280 yards be procured. The Surveyor also sub- mitted a list of tenders for the supply of drain pipes for Station-terrace, and that of Mr David Davies, builder, was accepted. The report was, on the motion of Alderman Jones, adopted. FIRE BRIGADE. Councillor Evan Davies, chairman of the Fire Brigade and Water Committee, submitted the com- mittee's report which was as follows:—(1) That a manual fire engine be purchased at a cost of £65 IR IL J Q. IO\. rp\ from Messrs Mereweather and bons. (Z) That it be a rule that all persons using water for making alterations or additions to buildings give notice of the same to the Inspector. In case of failure the Inspector to report to the Council. (3) The Com- mittee resolved to recommend the Council to adopt the following scale of charges for water used for other purposes than for domestic purposes, viz., for each horse per annum, 2s; do, cattle, do, Is; donkey, pony or mule, Is; four wheel carriage, 2s. (4) The Committee selected the following applicants for membership in the Fire Brigade, viz. :-Jobn Owen, carpenter; Griffith Jenkins, blacksmith; Job Owen, mason; John Roberts, tinman; Owen Saunders Davies. painter; Walter Evans, Barley Mow; Thos R. Evans, scavenger; John Thomas, S.D.C.; Albert Edward Jones, Thomas Davies, Castle Hotel; Howell Davies, coach builder; and Dafo Jones. Mr Arthur Price suggested that as £ 65 was a rather big sum to be voted at once for a second hand manual engine the matter should be brought forward for consideration at the next meeting, as there were a number of the members not present that afternoon. Mr Evan Davies then gave notice that he would move at the next Council meeting that the sum of L65 be voted towards the purchasing of a fire engine. The report was adopted on the motion of Mr Evan Davies. EXPENDITURE ON PATEMENT3. A letter was read "from the Clerk to the County Council stating that the County Council had not come to any decision as to the amount to be offered to the Town Council for their claim in respect of expenditure of L236 upon the pavements along main roads, as he had informed the Local Govern- ment Board, and he had hoped they would have done so at their for repayment in respect of expenditure of £ 1228 upon similar pavements was received from the Aberystwyth Town Council, and both the Finance Committee and the County Council considered that the whole question would have to be dealt with and not the case of Lampeter only. The matter was consequently referred again to the Finance Committee with a view to a general principle being laid down for dealing with all claims made by Urban Authorities in respect of pavements, and all applications in respect of either pavements or foot-paths along main roads by rural authorities. The Committee will no doubt report it to the next meeting of the Council in May, and he hoped a satisfactory pro- posal will then be made for dealing with this question throughout the entire county. It was agreed after some discussion, that the Town Clerk should write to the Clerk of the County It was agreed after some discussion, that the Town Clerk should write to the Clerk of the County Council informing him that if a decision was not arrived at with reference to their claim at the next meeting of the County Council, they would insist upon having a settlement by arbitration. A GENEROUS OFFER. The Mayor said that he had a particularly pleasing announcement to make, namely, that they had received again from Mr David Lloyd, solicitor, a very generous offer of a freehold site for the pro- posed Assembly Room (applause). A short time ago he wrote to Mr Lloyd on the subject as follows:— St. David's College, 16 March, 1901. Dear Sir,—I was requested last night by the Assembly Room Committee to approach you again with respect to the site. After some consideration I have determined to doso by writing, as the mode less embarassing to myself, and probably also less embarassing and more fair to you. More fair, for I think, under the circumstances, it is only right that there should be lasting evidence that this is a request made of you. The Committee desire me to ask you if vou will be good enough to consider again whether you could possibly renew the offer of a free site so unaccountably rejected some four years ago. In preferring this request to you, I am painfully conscious that in more respects than one I am placing myself in a delicate position. In the first place, it must always be a delicate matter to ask a man for a subscription, not merely generous but even magnificent. And it is all the more delicate when I have to add that I myself cannot possibly afford to do anything ever approaching it. In the second place, there are special circumstances which make the request an even greater one than it would be in itself. Generous as the gift of the site would be in any case, it would be doubly and trebly generous after the extraordinary and unaccountable rejection of the offer four years ago. Here, again, I am forced to confess that what 1 ask is probably more than I myself could give. I doubt whether, treated as you have been, I should rise to the height of pardoning the past. As spokes- j man of the Committee, 1 think it due to you to make this acknowledgment that the request we make is no ordinary one. The considerations which induce me to make it are these. In the first place, I feel that the burden of the Assembly Room Committee:will be immensely lightened if we can go before the people of Lampeter with the promise of a free gift. It will mean much more than the money value of the site, great as that is It will probably mean unity of purpose, it will, at least, mean an excellent chance of unity where otherwise there will be grave danger of disunion. I am, myself, convinced that your site is so much the best that it would be wise for us to pay the very reasonable terms you impose. But I am not sanguine of convincing all the inhabitants of Lampeter that it would be wise. And once active disunion begins we may as well give the matter up, and postpone the Assembly Room again for an indefinite number of yt-ars. In short, I am con- vinced, and the Committee are convinced, that the gift of the site would do more than anything else to make the project a success. In the second place, if you grant this request, you hold a very different position from that which you held on the previous occasion. You then offered a site. It was a most generous offer, and you ought to have received for it the grateful thanks of the town. Instead, you got a wholly unmerited rebuff. Now, the town causes us to buy that which, for reasons __L "1-1 L- inscrutable to me, was rejected, noi, i dm gid(t LU know, by the town, not even by the Council, but by a few inriividuals. If vou give what is asked, your action can never, so far as I can see, be mis- represented. If the Assembly Room is built at all it will be built on the site you—in that case the first, and chief subscriber—present. To remove all doubt, I would move two resolutions-(I) "That the Council regrets the unworthy treatment accor- ded in 1897 to Mr Dd. Lloyd's generous offer of a free site for the Lampeter Assembly Room," (2) That the Council begs to offer Mr Lloyd its most grateful thanks for acceding to its request to grant the site rejected." I should also consider it my duty, and it would be my pleasure, to take every opportunity that arose to acknowledge the o-enerosity of the gift. Here I leave the matter. When you have considered the request, if you are good enough to I consider it at all, I shall hope to hear from you, for the Committee are of opinion that it is best to take no steps until this question is finally settled." He had since then received the following reply:— Sir, I have considered your letter respecting the freehold site for an assembly room at Lampeter, and although I find it difficult to refuse the request of the members, still, after the non-acceptance of the offer of a freehold site made by me a few years ago, I should like before making an unconditional promise to be satisfied that the amount required for the erection of a suitable building will be raised, provided a sum of at least £500, in addition to the sum to be handed over to the Town Council by the Eisteddfod Committee be raised by voluntary sub- scriptions within twelve months from this date, I will give as a site for the Assembly Room the free- hold pieees of land described as lots 36 and 37 on the map of the Lampeter glebe land, purchased by me.—Yours etc., Dd Lloyd. (Applause). The Mayor said it was open for any member to repudiate the expression which be, on his own responsibility, made use of in his letter to Mr Lloyd. If no one did so, then let them hold their peace for ever, but he might add that such repudia- tion would mean a loss of something like £100 to the town. He therefore moved the two following resolutions, viz.: (1) That the Council regret the unworthy treatment accorded in 1897 to Mr David Lloyd's generous offer of a free site for the Lampeter Assembly Room. (2) That the Council begs to offer Mr Lloyd its most grateful thanks for acceding to its request to grant the sites then rejected. The resolutions were unanimously agreed to. The Mayor said it only remained for him, as Mayor of the town of Lampeter and representative of the public, to say they were all indebted to Mr Lloyd for his-exceedingly generous gift. Mr Lloyd merited the deepest gratitude of the town. Mr Lloyd, in reply, thanked the Council, par- ticularly the Mayor, for their kind expressions. The conditions of his gift were, he thought, by no means unreasonable, as he wanted to see an Assembly Room erected at Lampeter (applause). The Mayor said he hoped the members of the 80uncil would use their influence now that they had received a most generous offer and put down the silly and cowardly talk that Mr Lloyd would be benefited by the Assembly Rooms. Mr Lloyd was giving them what they would otherwise have been forced to purchase from him, and they should realise that they were not given something that the giver would be able to recoup. THE LATE QUEEN. The Mayor, said he had received the following letter from the Lord Mayor of London :—" The Mansion House, London, March 7, 1901. Dear Sir, I desire to invite your cordial aid and generous co- operaticn in bringing prominently to the notice of your fellow citizens the proposal to commemorate for all time The glorious reign of the beloved Queen Victoria by a memorial in London of a permanent and monumental character. The Provisional Com- mittee appointed by command of the King have decided to recommend to His Majesty that a mem- orial to include a suitable monument of the late Queen shall be erected in the neighbourhood of the Abbey and Palace of Westminster or of Bucking- ham Palace. In order that this memorial may be alike worthy ofjthe greatest Sovereign in the history of the country and typical of the affection and regard in which Her Majesty was held it is antici- pated that all classes of her subjects will be anxious to contribute towards it.' With this view, I have opened a fund at the Mansion House and made a request to the citizens of London for donations. The affection and loyalty for Her Majesty were, however, not confined to the Metropolis, but were ever prominently entertained and manifested in her provincialfcities and towns. I feel sure that my brother mayors and provosts will, therefore, be as willing and anxious as I am, to be associated with this great Imperial movement and will as a first and most important step, bring the proposal to the attention of the communities in which they hold office, with the object of raising funds to supple- ment the subscriptions in London. I accordingly ask your Worship to take the matter into your earnest and early consideration and let me have your cordial aid.—I am yours very truly, Frank Green, Lord Mayor. The Mayor suggested that theyjjshould name-the proposed Assembly Room, the site of which Mr David Lloyd had given, The Queen Victoria Memorial Institute" (hear, bear). If authorized, he would reply to that communication to the effect that the people of Lampeter were erecting a mem- orial for themselves. 0 Alderman John Jones seconded the motion which was agreed to: