ABERYSTWYTH. Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guard- ians was held on Monday morning at the Board Room, Union Workhouse, when there were present Mr William Morris, Borth, chairman Mrs E. H. James, Mrs Evan Evans, Rev T. A. Penry, Messrs G. Fossett Roberts, B. Morgan, and T. E. Salmon, Aberystwyth Win Williams, Cwmrheidol; Richard James, Henllys; John Bonner, Llanafan; James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; Evan Jones, Llanfibangel Upper; David Davies, Llanfihangel Lower Daniel Jones, Llangwvrvfon Daniel Morris, Llanilar; Evan Lewis, Llanrhystyd Haminiog Rev J Morgan Lewis, Llanrhystyd Mefenydd Joseph Parry, Melindwr; Richard Thomas, Tirymynacb; and Thomas James, Trefeirig with Hugh Hughes Xclerk), E. Llewellyn (assistant-clerk), and Wm. Jones (master). OUT-RELIEF. The amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight was as follows Aberystwyth district, per Mr T. Vau-Iian, Z47 18s lOd to 151 paupers-an increase of nine in number and £4 14s lOd as compared with the corresponding period last year; ltheidol district, per Mr Thos Morgan, P,50 7s to 148 paupers-an increase of one in number and Is in amount; Llanfihangel district, per Mr J. Ji Hughes, £42 5s to 154 paupers-an increase of/nine in number and £1 12s Od in amount. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number in the House the first week of the past fortnight was 45, as compared with 40 the cor- responding period last year, and the second week 41, as compared with 39. The number of vagrants relieved the first week was 13, as compared with 9, and the second week 18, as compared with 4. A town porter had been admitted to the House on the ground that be was destitute. The man said he had been working for commercial travellers, but was now unable to follow the employment. He had admitted to the medical officer that he had been drinking heavily, and on some days he earned 5s and other days 10s. He had since applied for his discharge and had left the House. The Board expressed its opinion that in future where such a man applied for admission he should be punished by being placed in the tramp ward. DEATH OF MR. JOSEPH MORGAX. The Clerk intimate 1 the Board of the death of Mr Joseph Morgan, one of the relieving officers. A few days before his death he had received the following letter from him:—"I am sorry to be obliged to tender you my resignation as Relieving 17i Officer, and of the other appointment I hold for you. I cannot express how deeply I feel having to sever mv connection with the Board after a period of service of close upon thirty years. I look back upon that period with a great amount of pleasure, as we have always pulled together without any friction and unpleasantness. I have the satisfaction to think that the Board will "bear me out that I discharged my duties to the best of my ability. On some occasions I was able to render the Board special service, and I am glad to be able also to acknowledge here that the Board PD every occasion showed their appreciation of that service in a tangible manner. It was my wish and hope to remain in your service for several years to come, but owing to circumstances known to you all I must now, unfortunately, end. Thank- ing you very much for your kind consideration and courtesy during the many years I have had the honour of serving you." The Chairman said they were all aware of Mr Morgan's services to the Board. He bad been an officer for 28 years, and when they granted him a month's leave of absence about six weeks ago they little thought he would leave them so early. He had been one of their most faithful officers, and his sympathy always went out to the necessitous poor. Mr James Jones concurred with the Chairman's remarks. No doubt, Mr Morgan had been one of their best officers. He was always straightforward and understood the work better, perhaps, than any member on the Board. His death would be a great loss to them, but a greater loss to the family. He proposed a resolution of sympathy with the family. This was seconded by Mr Richard James, and carried. Rev T. A. Penry thought they should record in the minute book an expression of their appreciation of Mr Morgan's services, and he would propose -the following resolution That this Board deeply regrets the loss sustained by the death of Mr Joseph Morgan, who, in his capacity of relieving officer, discharged his duties faithfully and to the entire satisfaction of the Board for the long period of 28 years." Mr Richard Thomas seconded, and the resolution was unanimously agreed to. THE VACANT RELIEVING OFFtCERSHIP. The Clerk explaine1 that it was necessary to ap- point a registrar of births and deaths in place of Mr Joseph Morgan, and unless the appointment was made within fourteen days, it would lapse into the hands of the Registrar General. He (the clerk) had the power of appointing the registrar of marriages in his capacity of superintendent regis- trar, but he was always willing to accept the nomtnation of the Guardians. The Rev T. A. Penry said there had been occasions lately at this Board where they bad appointed officers without advertising when they had found a gentleman fit in every respect to discharge the duties of the office. It might be a wish of the Board to act in a similar way on this occasion, if they thought they had anyone in view who might be able to take up the duties of this nart.ifiular office. Mr Salmon said he thought considering the 1:1 z!1 circumstances of this case, and also that Mr Thomas Morgan had acted as deputy during his father's illness, he should be appointed. He gave notice that he would move his appointment as relieving officer and as registrar of births and deaths at a special meeting to be held that day week, without advertising. Mr B. Ellis Morgan said he thought, as far as the office of relieving officer was concerned, that they should advertise it. He thought the public expected that of them. He had no intention to oppose Mr Salmon's motion. He knew what he had in mind, and knew very well what the result would be. Assuming that Mr Thomas Morga.n would apply for it, as they had every reason to believe he would, yet, at the same time, they should advertise. He had heard that feeling expressed already. There were many people looking out for appointments of this kind. They could venture to appoint Mr Thomas Morgan as registrar of births and deaths, but he thought they ought to advertise before appointing a relieving officer. Mr Daniel Jones seconded Mr Morgan's appoint- ment as registrar of births and deaths. Mr G. Fossett Roberts thought the circumstances of this case were exceptional. Mr Thomas Morgan was already removal officer under the Board, and had acted as deputy for his father in the work of relieving officer. He, therefore, thought this was A case where they should dispense with the cost of advertising. He was in favour of the notice of motion that they appoint without advertising. Mr Ellis B. Morgan proposed that they advertise the appointment. Mr Salmon said Mr Thomas Morgan was well- known to them all, and if they advertised all over the < Kingdom, they would never get a more efficient man,to carry out the duties of relieving officer. He did not look at it from the standpoint of saving expense, but it would really be a waste of time on the part of other persons to apply. It was well-known that the majority of the Board would vote for Mr Morgan, and it would be a pity to give people the trouble and expense of getting testimonials and sending in applications when they bad not the ghost of a chance of getting the office. He thought the Board ought to take into consideration the lonp- service of Mr Morgan's father, and as he, in the" capacity of deputy, had done the work on several occasions to the satisfaction of the Board, they could do nothing less than appoint the son as successor to his father. Mr David Davies said they could only act fairly to the,, whole Union by advertising. It was done in regard to other offices, and why not in regard to this? They would not be doing justice to all nnless they did it in this case. Mr B. E. Morgan said it was a rule-he did not know whether it was absolutely necessary, but other Boards had the same rule-that the relieving officer should reside in his own district. He con- sidered Mr Thomas Morgan should do so, and he thought it very doubtful whether he would agree to live in the district they wished him to. He also understood Mr Morgan was a grocer, and the question was would they allow him to continiie in that trade, which would be contrary to their rules. He thought that by advertising they would be able to lay down conditions, and then they would be able to have one end of the stick in their own hands. The Chairman remarked mat the Local ixovern- ment Board would not sanction the appointment of any relieving officer unless he resided in the district. Mr Fossett Roberts said Mr Morgan was quite aware of the conditions of the Local Government Board and was prepared to fall in with them. Mr Salmon thought the discussion was out of order, inasmuch as he had given notice of motion. Mr David Davies, continuing the discussion, reit- erated that they should advertise, and appoint a local man. He objected to the Board going to Tre- garon or elsewhere for a man. j Mr Bonner said Mr Morgan was quite willing to reside in the district if appointed. Rev T. A. Penry said they could appoint a man from another county if they liked,/Ss long as he agreed to come to live in the district. If it was the wish of the members he was quite willing that the post should be advertised. Mr Salmon said the objection he had was the un- necessary trouble which would be given to candi- dates. The guardians themselves would also be pestered by people canvassing, which was very annoying. Mr Joseph Parry and Mr Thomas James also spoke in favour of making the appointment without advertising. Eventually, the resolution to advertise was de- feated, and it was decided that the appointment be made at a special meeting to be held on Monday next. In the meantime, Mr Thomas Morgan was, on the prop sifcion of the Rev T. A. Penry, appointed deputy relieving officer.
Strange Death of a Child. AN ADMONITION BY THE CORONER. On Wednesday evening in last week the ad- journed inquest on the body of Emily Jenkins, aged four months, daughter of Emily Jenkins, a single woman, was conducted at the Black Lion Inn, Llanbadarn, by Mr John Evans, district coroner. The woman had formerly livedatAberdare, but now lived at Penbrynrodyn, Llanbadarn the residence of Thomas Hughes. The inquest had been adjourned from the previous evening in order that a post- mortem examination might be carried out and other medical evidence obtained, the evidence given by the mother of the child, and other wit- nesses being of a very conflicting nature. Dr Abraham Thomas was first examined, and said be conducted a post-mortem examination on the child's body that morning at the Infirmary in company of Dr James. The body was in a Dad state ot putrefaction, but the lungs showed that there was inflammation on one side, sufficient to account for death The child must have been ill for some days previous to death.—The Coroner Would the illness be such "that any ordinary per- sons could have noticed it ?—Dr Thomas With children it varies much; but a medical man ought to have been called in this case. The child had been ill with fever and must have been seriously ill three or four days previous to his death, The symptons of the fever would be shown by the child whining, crying, and being fen,erish -The Coroner Was there any emaciation ?—Dr Thomas The child was a bit wasted, but not abnormally so not more than could be accounted for by the ill- ness.—Coroner: Were there any signs of the child having been badly nourished ?—Dr Thomas No.— Coroner It was not a case in which you could say that the child's life might have been saved even if the doctor had been called in ?—Dr Thomas: No, even if a doctor had been called in at that stage a favourable issue might hardly have been expected. The child would have been too weak to pull through. Emily Jenkins, the mother of the child, in reply to the Coroner, said she took the child to Dr Morgans, Aberystwyth, three weeks to the previous Sunday. She was sure of that. Dr Morgan told her that the child was in a decline, and subject to fits. He gave her a paper to go to the chemists to get doses Further questioned by the Coroner, she said she was certain of the date she took the child to Dr Morgan, viz., 16th June. The child was weakly from the time of its birth The child had been ill and feverish for SOHIS days before it died.—The Coroner :;Why did you not go and fetch a doctor?— The Mother I thought there was no need as long as I had been to the doctor twice, and he did not give me any hopes.—Coroner Did he tell you not to come again 1-Mother: No. Mary Ann Hughes, with whom the previous wit- ness now lives, said she went with the mother when she took the child to Dr Morgan's on the 16th June —Coroner: One of you said last night that Dr Morgan had said that the child was in the decline and had fits, and that you must not be surprised that it would go under their hands (o dan ein dwylaw), and it was no use to bring it there again. Witness: Yes he did say that. Margaret Ann Gardner, daughter of Mrs Hughes, said she was with the two previous witnesses when they took the child to Dr Morgan's. It was three weeks to the previous Sunday.—Dr Morgan: Were vou in the room 7- Witness Yes, and I took the child out of the shawl.—Dr Morgan: She was not in the room at all.—Witness: I took him out of the shawl, and you just looked at him, you said he showed decline and had fits, and that we must not be surprised if it would go under our hands." You gave us a paper to go to J. P. Thomas for doses. Replying to Dr Morgan, all the witnesses said they had taken no other child to Dr Morgan. Dr Morgan said he remembered Mrs Hughes bringing the child to his house, accompanied by Emilv Jenkins. The other woman (Gardner) had not been within his house.—Gardner: Don't tell lies Doctor.—Dr Morgan said the only time he saw the child was about six weeks ago. On the date stated by the witnesses, June 16th, he was in London. He went to London on June 10th, and did not return until June 17th. He did not remember that Mrs Hughes brought the child to his house when it was three weeks old. When the child was brought to him about six weeks ago he examined it. There was nothing much the matter with it—only a trifl- ing gastric disturbance, and be prescribed an aperient powder. He did not say anything about the child being in a decline or in fits. They asked him if the child would have a tendency to fits and he replied that he could not say. He never told them not to be surprised if the child went under their hands," neither did he tell them it was useless to bring the child again.—Coroner From all you saw the child might have lived very well ?—Dr Morgan Yes.—Mrs Hughes: I was afraid the z! child would have died on the way home.—Dr Morgan continued to say that on the previous (Tuesday) morning between eight and nine o'clock Thomas Hughes (Mrs Hughes' husband) called at his house and asked for a death certificate. He asked for whom, and Hughes replied Don't you remember that little child my wife brought here six weeks ago." He asked was the child dead and Hughes replied that it was. He (the doctor) then said there was nothing the matter with the child when he saw it and he could not give a certificate.— The Coroner: You, Mrs Hughes, had a. certificate from Miss Evans ?—Yes —What did you tell Miss Evans?—I said I had bad nothing from Dr Morgan. —Dr Morgan: After refusing to give the death certificate I caused information to be sent, to' you, Mr Coroner, that there was a death without a proper death certificate.—The Coroner: But the strange part is that the Registrar has registered the death, and given out the certificate. The Coroner said he did not propose to call any further evidence, as the evidence of Dr Thomas was perfectly clear as to the immediate cause of death, although he said that the little child must have been ill and feverish for some days, and a medical man ought to have been called in. The attempt made the previous night was to make them believe that the child was very ill and perfectly hopeless three weeks ago. After the way the three witnesses had flatly contradicted one another on important points, he did not think they could have any hesitation in knowing which to believe of the three, or any half dozen of them put to- gether. The room was then cleared for the jury to con- sider their verdict, and when the public were re- admitted, the Coroner aunonnced that the jury had found that the cause of death was inflammation of the lungs, but added that those in charge of the child were to be greatly blamed for not calling in a doctor. The Coroner, addressing Emily Jenkins and Mary Ann Hughes, said he must say that the jury had taken rather a lenient view of the case. It might have been considerable morecerious, because it was it was the duty of people taking charge of young children of this sort—and especially the mother of the child—to see that the child should be kept alive, if possible. Where they neglect that duty, and where that neglect could be brought home, it really amounted to a charge of manslaughter. In order to bring themselves within the clutches of the law, it was not nec- essary to do violence to a child, or to do any un- intentional wrong. It was quite enough on the part of those whose duty it was to keep the child alive if they neglected that duty. In this case-to what degree lie was not going to say-that duty bad been neglected. The jury hart taken a very lenient view, and thought it was sufficient to record their sense of the blame that was attached to those in charge of the child, without bringing in such a verdict as would compel him to take further steps in the matter He hoped it would be a serious warning that if ever they had in their charge their own or anybody else's child that they would give it the care and attention which the law called upon them to give, He might say they bad had rather a narrow escape, in face of the medical evidence and of the very unsatisfactory way in which the three of them gave their evidence the previous night.
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Cardiganshire Assizes. The Summer Assizes for the County of Cardigan were held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Saturday last before Justice Channell. His lordship arrived in town on Friday afternoon, and was met at the station by the High Sheriff, Captain E. W. D. Evans, Cammant Hall; Mr F. R. Roberts, Under Sheriff; and the Rev — Hughes. chaplain. There was no posse of police in attendance, his lordship desiring that the arrival should be private. Owing to the recent death of Mr David Lloyd, solicitor, his lordship this time stayed at Falcondale, and not at Bryn. On Saturday morning at half-past ten o'clock, his lordship attended divine service at the St. Peter's Parish Church, and afterwards pro- ceeded to the Town Hall. THE GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen composed the Grand Jury :-Messrs J. Francis, Wallog, foreman; Dd. Howell, Nantcellanfawr J. Barry Taunton, Bryn- ellen; H. E. Bonsall, Lluest; N. Bray, Goginan; J. T. Morgan, Nantcein Hall; James Evans, Peny- wig: H. T. Evans, Neuadd-Llanarth; Morgan Evans, Oakford Revs J. M. Griffiths, Aberayron T. R. Davies, Llandewi-Brefi; Messrs J. G. P. Hughes and J. L. Hughes, Alltlwyd Major Price Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron; Drs J. Morgan, Mount Hazel, Pontrhydygroes E. Lloyd, Tregaron Messrs Thomas Griffiths, Aberystwyth, E. A. L. Powell, Nantees; J. E. Rogers. Abermeurig; D. J. Williams, Tregaron Thomas Davies, Pantybeudy Hall; David Davies, Velindre; Lewis Davies, Gelly; and J. C. Harford, Falcondale. THE CHARGE. His Lordship, addressing the Grand Jury, said that he bad great pleasure in meeting such a large number of gentlemen who had come prepared to do their duty, if there bad been anything for them to do. One of the duties he had to do was to congratulate them on the complete absence of crime, and also of litigous cases. When he was there last there was some heavy business to transact but this time it was not so. He would now take the opportunity of mentioning to them the desir- ability of changing the date for the holding of the Assizes for this county. The real object of this was to enable the assizes to be continued without detaining judges from doing important work else- where. This would not be practical without some change being made in the date of holding the Assizes in the smaller counties in Wales. Some years ago the judges all left London together to do their work in their respective circuits, and after completing their business returned to London. I There were, however, few difficulties in these ar- rangements. One of the most serious obstacles was that the business on the respective circuits, of course, was not evenly distributed. The work of some of the circuits was very heavy and detained them a long time, and the consequence was that all the circuits could not be held simultaneously and the work be continued in London. There were some very heavy assizes held in the populous dis- tricts. The business at the Glamorganshire Assizes, for instance, have become very heavy, and the general civil business was one of the heaviest in the country. The suggestion had been made to put the crossing from the smaller counties in Wales to the dates at which they were a few years ago, and instead of going to Chester, going to London and back again to the smaller counties in Wales. That would have the effect of making the interval between the Summer and Autumn Circuit somewhat longer, and the interval between the Autumn and Winter Circuit would be naturally shorter. Such an arrangement would certainly enable the judges to do their work in London better than it was done now. It had been contemplated for some time to alter the date for the holding of these Assizes, and he trusted that he made the ex- planation clear as to what beneficial effects these changes would have. He also expressed the hope that the changes in the dates would cause no in- convenience to gentlemen who would be empan- elled on the Grand Jury. WHITE GLOVES. The High Sheriff having presented His Lordship with a pair of white gloves, the Court then rose. SHERIFF'S LUNCHEON. A large number of invited guests, about fifty in number, were entertained by the High Sheriff (Captain E. W. D. Evans) at the Lion Hotel to an excellent repast which had been prepared by the hostess, Miss Pudge. The High Sheriff presided. MENU. Salmon mayonaise, salmon plain, sirloin beef, roast lamb, gelatine veal, boned turkey, roast chicken, roast ducks, pigeon pie, veal and ham pie, York ham, ox tongue. Raspberry tarts, plum tarts, apple tarts, trifle, strawberries and cream, wine jellies, blancmange. Savouries. Cheese. Salad. Black grapes. Bananas. Cherries. Nuts. Pine- apple. Biscuits. All having done justice to the good things provided, the High Sheriff rose amid cheers, and proposed the toast of the King," which was drunk most enthusiastically. Mr J. Francis, Wallog, said that in the absence of the Lord Lieutenant, who was generally present on such an occasion, it was his pleasant duty to propose the toast of the High Sheriff. He was delighted to be there that day in his company. He bad known the High Sheriff for many :years in another position, and he congratu- lated him also on the absense of crime in the County, and he only hoped that he (the High Sheriff) would have the honour of presenting the Judge with a. pair of white gloves again next year (hear, hear.) He would ask them all to drink the toast of the High Sheriff. The High Sheriff in responding said he wished to thank them all for the way in which they had accepted the toast. He thought they ought to congratulate themselves on the absence of crime in the county. The pre- senting of the white gloves was the rule and not the exception in this County, and be only hoped it would continue. The best part of the assizes was their luncheon, and he hoped they would all enjoy it (cheers.) Mr H. T. Evans said that he might be out of order in proposing the health of two grand old men, one from the vale of Troedyraur, and the other from the vale of Aeron, but if he was so he would this time take the advantage of proposing their health viz, the Rev Rbys Lloyd, Troedyraur, and Mr J. E. Rogers, Abermeurig. These two gentle- men bad been amongst them for many years, and he only hoped that they would enjoy a long life. The Rev Rhys Lloyd in responding said that it gave him great pleasure to be amongst them that day. Referring to the Judge's speech that morn- ing, with regard to altering the date of the holding of the Assizes, the rev gentleman said he hoped that such a day would never arrive, as he bad enjoyed himself that day immensely. Mr J. E. Rogers also responded, and thanked the company very much for the generous way they had drunk his health. The company shortly afterwards dispersed.
First Draft of Wesleyan Stations. The Wesleyan stationing committee, in anticipa- tion of the meeting of the conference at Newcastle- on-Tyne, has issued the first draft of stations of ministers. The following are the appointments for:— SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. Merthyr Tydfil.-Evan Isaac, "'George Bedford Roberts (Treharris). Tredegar.—*John Rowlands (a), Llewellyn Morgan (Rhymney, Mon.) Aberdare.—*Robert Roberts, Jacob Pritchard (Mountain Ash), ^Llewellyn Alfred Jones (Hirwain). Treorky (Pontypridd).—*Rice Owen, Thomas Rowlands (Penygraig, Pontypridd), John Hugh Williams (Tonypandy). Ferndale (Pontypridd).—*Henry Hughes, Thos. J. Pritchard (Porth, Pontyprkld). Pontypridd.Thomas Manuel, Wilson Thomas Ellis (Abercynon). B rynmawr. -*David Williams (b), *David Chas. Griffiths (Ebbw Vale) sup., Thomas Morgan. Car(liff.-Hugli Owen Hughes, *Evan Davy Thomas (Barry Dock) sup., John Jones (g). Llandilo.Peter Jones (b), David Corris Davies (Carmarthen). Swansea,Thomas Jones (c), John Evan Roberts (Pontardawe), *David Creigfryn Jones (Neath Abbey); sup., Henry Parry. Llanelly.Richarrl W. Jones, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Swansea Circuit, and act under the direction of the chairman of the district. Lampeter (Cardiganshire),—R. Emrys Jones, "'Thomas Henry Williams (Llandyssil). Aberayron.—*John Lloyd, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Lampeter Circuit. St. David's.David Roberts, who shall act under the direction of the chairman of the district. Aberystwyth.—David Morgan, *John Roberts (c), (Tre'rddol, Glandovey, Cardiganshire); sup., Wm. Morgan (a). Ystumtuen (Aberystwyth).—Alfred C. Pearse, John Edward Thomas (Pontrhydygroes, Aberyst- wyth). Machynlleth.—*John David Jones, Emanuel Berwyn Roberts (Corris, Merionethshire). Llanidloes.—Griffith O. Roberts, John Humphreys (Trefeglwys. Caersws, Montgomeryshire).
SCHOLASTIC.—Mr David James, of Cilfachcoed, Llangwyryfon, pupil of the Ystrad Meurig School, whogwent up to Oxford straight from the school, has just passed the first examination of that University, called responsions with great credit. Mr James will return to school till August, and will begin residence at Oxford in October. HELYNT Y BWRDD YSGOL.-Syr, gan fod rhydd- id i rai i draethu eu lien yn Gymraeg yn eich papnr clodwiw, ceisiaf wneyd hyny am nad wyf hyddysg yn yr un iaith arall, ar fater ag sydd o'r pwys mwyaf i holl drethdalwyr y fro uchod, sef yr helynt rhwng y Bwrdd Ysgol ac ymddiriedolwyr Capel Tabor ynghylch codi ysgoldy newydd neu ychwanegu ystafell ddosbarth at yr un presenol, yr hwn gyda liaw sydd mewn cywair rhagorol. Clyw- ais fod yr ymddiriedolwyrfvedi cydsynio a'r telerau a roddid i lawr gan y Bwrdd ond y mae yn debyg erbyn hyn na fyn y Bwrdd mo'i harrmodau eu hunain na dim arall ond ysgoldy newydd a thaflu y dosbarth i lawer 0 ganoedd o draul tra y gellid gwneyd yr ychwanegiadau angenrheidiol gydag ychydig ddegau o bunau. Gresyn fod y Bwrdd presenol morwan a throhydin, chwech ymneillduwr ac un eglwyswr. Annogwn hwynt i astudio hanes y dewrion a fu yn brwydro yn llwyddianus 0 blaid addysg elfenol anenwadol yma yn y gorphenol a'u hefelychu yn lie bod yn frwyn o fobol. Clywaf fod yr oil o'r aelodau, gydag un eithriad, yr hwn sydd bur gorpbol a than labed cob hirllaes leu parchedig gadeirydd, yr hwn gyda Haw a all fod yn awyddus i ddial arnom o gwpan digofaint ei rag- flaenydd am y cystwyon ardderchog a gafodd trwy ddwylaw ein henafiaid. Darllenais dro yn ol mewn llyfr fod anwiredd y tadau yn ymweled a'r plant, ond ni ddarllenais ac ni chlywais erioed fod trethdalwyr yn y modd hwn yn cael eu cosbi a thraul o rhyw dair mil o bunau pan y gwnai un cant y tro; a byny am y rheswm nad all y bwrdd a'u hysgrifer.ydd weled lygad yn llygad. Rhag eywilydd cymmoder cbwi a'ch gilydd er/mwyn yr efengyl a draddodir genych. Yn y cyfamser carwn wasgu ar fy nghyd-drethdalwyr y pwysigrwydd o fod yn eftro a dwyn eu boll ddylanwad ar eu cyn- rychiolydd er ceisio osgoi y baich anferth diangen- rbaid hwn.—TRETIIDALWR.
Horeb, Ger Llandyssul. CYMANFA.—Cynhaliwyd cymånfa ganu acadrodd pynciauflynyddol plant Gwernllwyn, Carmel, Seion, Bwlchygroes, a Horeb, yn y lie uchod dydd Sul, y 14eg o'r mis hwn. Dechreuwyd y cyiarfod am 2 o'r gloch trwy i'r Parch D. Jones, Gwernllwyn, yn rhoddi emyn allan i'w ganu. Yna adroddwyd y benod ddiweddaf yn y Datguddiad gan un o'r plant, a gweddiwyd gan y Parch D. Jones, Gwern- llwyn. Yna holwyd y gwabanol ysgolion fel y canlyn :-Gwernllwyn, holwyd gan y Parch D. Jones yn y benod gyntaf o Rhodd Mam," a Car- mel, holwyd gan y Parch D. Jones yn y 4edd benod o Rhodd Mam." Seion, bolwyd yn Hanes Iesu Grist" gan y Parch T. P. Phillips, Bwlchygroes. Holwyd yn Hanes Dafydd," gan y Parch D. Gwynne Lewis, Crugiau; a Horeb, holwyd yn Hanes Iesu Grist," gan y Parch T. P. Phillips. Diweddwyd trwy weddi gan y Parch T. P. Phillips. Daeth plant y gwahanol ysgolion yma yn lied gryno, ac aethant trwy eu gwaith yn rhyfeddol o dda fel y mae'r gymanfa yn gwella o flwyddyn i flwyddyn. lOAN MACHNOG. Printing quickly and neatly done at the, 1 Welsh Gazette" Printeries Bridge Street.
Towyn and Aberdovey Urban District Council. The monthly meeting of the Towyn and Aber- dovey Urban District Council was held on Friday afternoon at the Council Offices, Towyn, when there were present, Messrs W, Jones Hughes (in the chair), J. Maethlon James, E. L. Rowlands, D. C. Davies, John Roberts, Enoch Lewis, Daniel Edwards, Henry Evans, and J. Geufronydd Jones, with W. R. Davies (clerk), R. Barnett (assistant clerk), Dr Bonner (medical officer), Edward Williams (sanitary inspector), John Jones (sub- inspector). TREFEDDIAN HOTEL. Mr Edw. Morgan, Machynlleth, again appeared before the Council in reference to the proposal to extend the sewer and water main to the Trefeddian Hotel. He wished to know what the Council were going to do. The matter had been going on for two or three years. and the agreement had now been thrown somewhere. The Clerk said he resented the remark made by Mr Morgan as to the document having been thrown away. It has been mislaid by one of his clerks, and could not be found. Mr Morgan said he felt so strongly on the subject, that he would not ask the Council to do anything more in the matter. He would carry out a septic tank system himself, and it was as big a loss to Aberdovey as to himself. It was a want of enlightenment entirely on the part of the whole body. They offered no facilities whatever, and be had been pushing and pushing, and there was nothing whatever done. The Chairman That is not correct. Mr Morgan. The committee have decided to prepare plans for a Local Government Board inquiry. Mr Morgan But there is this question of an agreement, which has been thrown on one side constantly. Mr D. C. Davies thought Me Morgan should not hlame the Council, as he bad refused to sign it himself at one time. Mr Morgan asked would the Council authorise the Aberdovey Committee to settle the matter the following week. The Clerk suggested that Mr Morgan should examine the agreement which had already been perused and altered by him, and bring it in again to the Council with the view of having it approved of. Mr Morgan agreed to this, and retired to consider the agreement. On retiring he informed the Council that if they sent him a new agreement and made and appointment for the following week, and if he had not commeuced the septic tank system, he would consider it. It was no use coming there time after time, and not one single member taking the slightest interest in the subject. And they chose to mislay the agreement and say they had lost it. Mr D. C. Davies said he must take objection to Mr Morgan's remarks. Mr Maethlon Jones also objected, and said as one disinterested in Aberdovey, he had taken an interest in and wanted to have this matter carried through. Mr Morgan said it was nothing but obstruction all the time, but if be received the agreement early the following week he would consider it. He did not think he had been treated in the slightest degree as he ought to be in this matter. The houses and hotel built had materially reduced the rates of Aberdovey. The Chairman said he thought the blame lay with Mr Morgan. He undertook to supply water to flush the drains, and then turned round and said he would not supply it. Mr Morgan But I have agreed to supply it now. The Clerk expressed his regret that the agree- ment had been mislaid, but promised to send on a new agreement as soon as possible. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector (Mr Edward Williams) reported that Mr John Morgan, had made a drain to carry slop water from Bryncrug, Penygraig, in compliance with notice. No steps had been taken to remedy the defects complained of in the medical officer's report regarding Braichyrhenllys Cottages. The roof of Pantcoch Cottage was in a bad state of repair with no eaves troughings, and in wet weather the house was very damp. He had inspected the slaughter house at Bryncrug, and found that it was not kept in a clean state, He had given notice to the tenants of the lower houses at Gwalia, Towyn, to desist from throwing ashes and other refuse on to the road. It was decided to issue handbills warning people who did not report leakages and otherwise wasted water that proceedings would be taken against them in the police court. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer reported that nothing had been done with regard to the drainage system of Brynhyfryd, and he did not think it advisable that anything should be done until after the summer season. He had received complaints with regard to the drainage of Penhelig. On examination, he found that the sink pipe was connected with the cesspool, and the surface water-pipe from the Penhelig houses was connected with the cesspool, and was practically a ventilating shaft. The pipes had now been properly connected. Two cases of measles had been reported, as well as several cases of whooping cough. TOWYN COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Towyn Committee recommended that the caretaker of the Market Hall be allowed to keep it open up to nine p.m. on condition that he and others who had stalls there paid for the extra light; that the footpath in Maengwyn-street be concreted; that the west side of the Market Hall be painted; that the Committee should meet Mr Rees Jones, builder, with a view to the joint construction of a sewer at the back of his buildings in high street; that the sum of £5 be charged for the use of water from August 4th to August 11th by the Volunteers. A letter 1!,1 been received from Mr Young, asking the Council to supply him daily with water by means of the water cart. The Committee recom- mended hot to accede to the request, as the cart was not suitable for such purpose. RHYDROXEN FOOTPATH. A discussion arose as to the Rhydronen footpath, across which barbed wire bad been placed by the Talyllyn Railway Company. The Clerk informed the Council that be had been unable to find plans giving footpaths in that district. Mr Roberts said the footpath bad been known as a public footpath long before the railway had been constructed. Mr Geufronydd Jones said it was not a question whether the path was a public one before the railway was constructed, but whether power bad been secured by the Companies' Act to divert the path. Mr E. L. Rowlands gave notice that he would raise the question again at the next meeting, and the Clerk was asked to secure all information he could in the meantime. ABERDOVEY COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Aberdovey Committee reported that the Vicar and Mr Roberts, Penhelig, had been asked what sum they would contribute annually toward a lamp at the top of Nantiesyn-road, and also that Mr Thomas, chemist, and others, be asked the same question regarding a new lamp at Bronheulog. The Surveyor produced a draft of the scheme for extend- ing the main sewer to the Trefeddian Hotel, together with his estimate of cost. He stated that foi a lenth of 957 yards the fall was most unsatis- factory, although to get as much as possible he bad brought the sewer pipe to within 2 feet 6 inches of the surface. The fail in the other part was ample. Large flush tanks had been provided for the slow gradient, and with an abundance of water applied at short intervals, and a great deal of attention to the flushing, it might be kept in order. The surveyor questioned whether the Local Government Board inspector would give his sanction to erect a low gradient, and he felt disinclined to prepare plans, which to all appearances would be disap- proved. The committee resolved, with a view of meeting Mr Morgan's request that the plans be prepared for a Local Government Board inquiry; that the water main be left out of the scheme; that the sewer be made as far as the proposed septic tank, Mr Morgan to connect at that point; and that Mr Morgan provide sufficient water for flushing purposes to the full satisfaction of the surveyor. It bad been resolved to have the water of the town pump. The members expressed the desire to "remove the platform,lbut at the request of the surveyor it was decided to allow it to remain for the purpose of filling the water cart. The dry sweeping of the streets was reported to be very unsatisfactory, and causing much damage to the surface of the roads. It was resolved to call the attention to the great need of finger posts all over the district. As to the town pump, Mr D. C. Davies said he did not see why a pump was required at Aberdovey, when they had a proper water supply. They were selling with one hand and supplying for nothing with the other. The Chairman: I agree with you, Mr Davies. Mr. E. L. Rowlands thought it would be better to remove it, as it was a nuisance. They bad resolved to ask the medical officer to analyse the water, and if they did not find it up to the standard to condemn it. The question of finger-po.\ts was referred to the different committees to report. FINANCE COMMITTEES. This committee recommended payment of bills amounting to £ 139 4s 6d, allocated as follows :— Towyn district, Z59 13s Id Aberdovey district, P,12 14s lid; Rural district, £56 16s 6d. Mr Maethlon James, who presented the committee's report, said there were also a number of small bills, amounting to P,10 12s lid, which bad been signed and allocated by the late surveyor, and the committee recommended that these be paid. There were other bills which had not been certified, and which the committee could not recommend for pay- ment. The Clerk also asked permission to draw a cheque in favour of Mr Edmunds, the ex-survevor, for the sum of £16 3s 4d, the cheque to be re- tained in the Council's hands until Mr Edmunds noa- 1r\ il <1 tho j. _L.c_-1 i_ uu.e< (miu .L..L' .c aiuuuiiL ceruueu oy the auditor to be due by him as having been received. As present Mr Edmunds owed them Z10 more than his claim. There were still two claims remaining undecided. One was for £12 which Mr Edmunds said he had paid to Wm Evans, on account of Aberdovey works. That. was a matter which would have to be cleared up, and the auditor had adjourned the audit for a month or two in order that Mr Edmunds might show when this amount was paid. Mr D. C. Davies thought they should adopt some plan to prevent such an occurrence again. Mr Maethlon James I think we have. Mr Davies In which way. Mr James: Nothing will be paid in future except it is entered on the sheets. After further discussion, it was decided that the cheque asked for by the clerk be drawn, and Mr D. C Davies gave notice that he would move at the next meeting that the surveyor keep an order check book for all goods purchased by the Council. CLERK'S SALARY. Mr Maethlon James said the Finance Committee had considered the clerk's application, for an in- crease of salary, and recommended that from Sept 30th next it be £ 60. The committee desired also that a list of the clerk's duties should be entered in the minute book the first ordinary meeting in October, and that a copy be submitted to the different committees. Mr D C. Davies asked what was the usual salary paid to clerks. Mr James replied that the Barmouth Clerk got £ 70. The Clerk And in Bala, which is a smaller district than ours, the clerk gets £50. Mr D. Edwards But I see it is to be reduced. The Clerk said his duties were considerable, and every year be used more than 500 pages of letter book. Mr D. C. Davies seconded the adoption of the committee's recommendation, which was unani- mously agreed to. The Clerk said he had had the honour of serving. the town as clerk for thirty years. He felt some- times that he had not been able to discharge the duties with that punctuality be would wish, but would endeavour, with the help of the members, to do his duty a little more punctually in the future. He would say that when he did do them he did them very efficiently. (Hear, hear.) OVERDRAWN. Mr Maethlon James said they were overdrawn at the bank to a considerable amount, and there was nothing to come in very soon he was afraid. They had had hopes that the rate would have been made and ready to be collected the following week. The Clerk said the rates were in course of collection. Mr James But they are not in hand. STREET LIGHTING AT BRYNCRUG. Mr Geufronydd Jones introduced the question of the desirability of providing street lighting at Bryncrug. The matter, be said, had been brought to his notice several times. There were several dark places in the village, and during the winter months, especially, these were dangerous and awkward. There had never been lamps at Bryn- crug, and he could not say that the darkness was denser now than in the past, but the fact that every other place was being provided with lamps made the inhabitants think that they were under a dis- advantage. He did not wish to move a resolution, but brought the question forward for consider- ation. In renlv to n nnoct;™ could make a new lighting district and charge the Bryncrug people, or they could take the money out ef the general district rate. Mr Maethlon James proposed that the Rural Ward Committee, together with Mr Geufronydd Jones, go into the matter and produce a scheme for the consideration of the Council, and also call a public meeting of the ratepayers of Bryncrug to ascertain whether they would be prepared to be rated for the lighting. Mr James added that if the amount of expenditure would be trivial, it would be better to pay it out of the general district rate and have done with it. The Clerk said the expense might be met by local subscriptions.. Mr Geufronydd Jones said his impression was that if they placed two or three lamps there it would be sufficient. Mr Maethlon James resolution was then agreed to without a dissentient. ABERDOVEY FORESHORE. A letter was read from Mr David Evans, Mach- ynlleth, stating he understood the Council had acquired some portion of the foreshore at Aber- dovey, and as owner and occupier of Tanyrallt he proposed te put an ordinary bathing tent on the foreshore and a seat in the adjoining shrubberry. He also claimed the right to use the footpath to the foreshore. The Clerk said there was a clause in their lease which stated that no structure could be erected on the foreshore without the consent of the Council. Captain Lewis said the Council had nothing to do with the land above high water mark of ordinary tides. That belonged to Mr Tremblett. The Clerk was directed to reply, stating the Council did not consider they had any claim over the land referred to by Mr Evans, and to inform him that Mr Tremblett was the person to be con- sulted. A BLIND MUSICIAN. A letter was read from Mr Daniel Tegid Evans, the blind musiciaia of Bala, asking permission to sing and play Welsh airs and songs with his little instrument on the beach. It was decided to grant the application, on con- dition that the minstrel troupe, to which the Coun- cil had already given the right to perform on the beach and promenade, was not interfered with. LICENSE. Mr J. E. Jones, Aberdovey, applied for a license to sell petroleum spirit for use of motor cars, and this was granted.
Business Notices. R. SA.YCELL, FIStI, GAME, AND POULTRY DEALER, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH- HORNER'S CLOTTED CREAM AND CREAM CHEBSE, FRESH DAILY. SOLE AGENT FOR Palethorpe's celebrated Cambridge Sausages in the district TELEGNKPMC ADDRESS :—"SAYCELL, ABERYSTWYTH." TBLB?HONK .—No. 6. E. L. ROWLANDS, FAMILY AND GENERAL GROCER, LIVERPOOL HOUSE, ABERDOVEY. Choice Selection o General Provisions and Italian Goods, etc., always in Stock. TAL-Y-LLYN RAILWAY. TAL-Y-LLYN RAILWAY (Gauge 2ft. 3in.) passes through some of the most picturesque scenery in North Wales. Passengers obtain tickets at Towyn Station, but can enter the traia at the Slate Wharf without any additional charge, provided they are there five minutes before the advertised time for departure of the train from Towyn Station. Dolgoch Station, four and a half miles from Towyn, is quite close to the most favoured pic-nic spot on the line. The lovely waterfall can be seen through the foliage as the train crosses the viaduct. The trout stream affords very fair sport. The valley it runs through is wild and picturesque. A very enjoy- able summer's day can be spent at Dolgoch, with its old disused Slate Mines, its water-falls (for there are several) and its trout stream. Abergynolwyn, six and a half miles from Towyn and the terminal station on the line, is very conveniently situated for visiting Tal-y-llvn Lake (excellent fishing), Cader Idris, the second highest mountain in Wales, and the Bryneglwys and Cantrybedd Slate Quarries. Visitors will find good accom- modation and be well treated at the Railway Inn at Abergynolwyn village and at Penybont and Tynycornel Hotels, at Tal-y-llyn Lake. Conveyances from Abergynolwyn Railway Inn meet-all trains and run to the Lake and back. SINGLE FARE, Is. RETURN FARE, Is. 6d. STEPHEN VAUGHAN DAVIES, CORN FLOUR, AND JpROVISION ERCHANT, LAMPETER. THE Finest Te Man Brith that can be procured for Is. 4d. per lb. Sole Proprietor of the Tea Britfe Stephen Is. lOd. with its marvellous, flavour and Superb Quality, has sprung with a bound into the* highest in public flavour. KOPS SUMMER & WINTER DRINKS. THE HALL MARK OF PURITY AND GENERAL BXCELLEKCE OYER 20 GOLD MEDALS AWARDED. KOPS ALE is Brewed from the Best Kentish Hops, and has the identical ——-—————————— character and invigorating properties of the finest BURTON ALES. It has been specially recommended by His Grace The Duke of Hamilton, Her Grace The Duchess of Sutherland, The Earl of Carlisle, THE MARQUIS- OF QUEENSBERRY, Princess L. C. Bonaparte and many other distinguished patronages; also the" Lancet" and thousands of the most eminent members of the Medical Profession. KOPS BREWERY, LONDON, MANCHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM. Local Agent—WILLIAM RICHARDS, Grocer, Pier Street, Aberystwyth. Hotels. 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. built with all modem improvements and perfect sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining amd Drawing Rooms. Private Sitting Rooms (en suite). Smoking, Writing and Billiard Rooms. 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. GWALIA HOTEL, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod "GWALIA" is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLAOE JL 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, which was opened last year (July 27th, 1898,) The situation of the "GWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest view ossible, perfect South-West 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 "GWALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms from 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. 6d. per day. THIS Hotel is replete with every modern appliance, and contains Coffee and Dinin« Rooms Ladies Drawing Room, Recreation Room, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred u Bedrooms. Having a frontage of 150 feet, all the Public and Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are Lighted by Electricity. W. n. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) X 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 dar. 'Bus meets all Trai*& Tarm on Application to the Manageress. W. H. PALM Ell, Proprietor. COMMERCIAL H OTELY A BERYSTWYTH. (OPPOSITE THE RAILWAY STATION). THIS well-known Family and Commercial Hotel, which has recently been enlarged and equipped with P[)0C,.ern convenience, is now under new management. The Hotel is centrally situated, beautifully furnished throughout, with, lavatories, bath rooms, elect)ic lis?ht, and stabling accom- modation. All Wines and Spirits and Cigars of the best quality. Moderate charges. MALDWYN HUMPHREYS, PROPRIETOR. ABERYSTWYTH, "THE WATERLOO." 7 FACING THE SEA. -"7 HIGH-CLASS FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL I-IOTEL. THE LARGEST AND MOST COMFORTABLE HOTEL IN THE PRINCIPALITY BOARDING TERMS EllOM £ 2 2 O. BILLIARDS. —ELECTRIC LIGHT. —POSTING. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTVY YTIL 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 even; 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, 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. REWARD & PRIZE BOOKS ALL PRICES., A visit is respectfully solicited. Orders by Post strictly attended to. NEW FANCY STATIONERY 6d. and Is. CABINETS. W. J EN KI NiS. 23 Great Darkgate St. And 13, BRIDGE STREE ABERYSTWYTH,