JlW — ABERYSTWYTH. ] NEW Busi., -It will be seen by an advertise- -'ESS. ment in another column that Mr J. H. Edwards will open a new butcher's shop at 25, North-parade, on Saturday next. „ PERSONAL.—Mr Arthur J. Hughes, Town Clerl-I bas. taken up his residence at Lluest, formerly occupied by Major Hugh Bonsall, who has removed Gallryllan, by Machynlletb. BREAD.—Mr Howley, a baker in the employ of Jtfessrs Jenkins, Eagle House, has gained the prize --A n iv\irunQ nt th", TTnvis Bread Comnanv for alJU "• Ul.iJJ.VJ.lil.AO '¿. LA" .a. » ■ the best baked loaf. The competition was open to I the whole of Wales and the Midland Counties. APPOINTMENT.—Mr Willie Hopkins, son of Mr Hopkins, builder, left Aberystwyth last Saturday to take up his appointment in London under the Civil Service, for which he has successfully passed the necessary examinations. I.O.G.T.The weekly meeting of the Juvenile Ixxige of Good Templars was held at the Progress Ball on Friday evening under the presidency of Miss Pritchard, Pier-street, when the following took part in the programme M. E. Davies. M. L. Jones, Ij. A. Jones, E. Jenkins, A. J. Davies, M. L. Jones. There was a good attendance. PAXTON SOCIFTY.-Tlie members ot tne raxton Society had their second outing on Friday last, this time to the residence of Sir Pryse Prvse, the genial baronet of Gogerddan. The party, to the number of 30, were conducted round the gardens by Mr Win- Stanley, the head gardener. EXPRESS TRAIN.—'The M. & M. Railway Company jcomnaenced running on Monday last a fast express train to Abervstwyth in connection with the South Wales tourist traffic. The journey from the Rhondda Valley is now accomplished in a little under six liours, and the 42 miles from Pencader to Aberyst- wyth is covered in one hour and 25 minntes. with stoppages at Lampeter, Tregaron, and Strata Hor da. RIISTORY OF ABERYSTWYTH.—Recent sub- 8 ribers for the remaining sets now available Include Lord Rendel; Dr Owen, Lord Bishop of St Uavid's; Mr G. Hughes-Bonsall, Glanrheidol Major John Bonsall, Fronfraith; Mr Henry Ily. Bonsall, Cwm Padarn; Mr J. Davies, Bryan, Alexandria, Egypt Mr C. B. Bennetts, Oorgaum, India; Mr D. H. Davies, National Provincial Bank, Aberystwyth; Mr E. Methuen Leir, Cwmcoedwig Mr John Rowlands,. Machynlleth; and Mr T. J Waddingham, Hafod. POLICE CASES.—On Wednesday before Messrs C. M. Williams, Thomas Griffiths, and George Davies; John Lewis, Black Horse, Trefechan, was fined 2s 6d for allowing the chimney of his house to goon fire.-Mary Edwards, Trefechan, Aberyst- wyth, charwoman, was charged with having been drunk at Aberystwyth, on July 13th. Fourteen days, imprisonment, as defendant had no money to pay a fine of 10s and costs.-David Edwards, Uanilar, labourer, was fined 10s and costs' for "heine drunk at Aberystwyth on July 13th. ARMENIA.—The English Congregational Church, Portland-street, was filled on Sunday evening last on the occasion of the Rev Krikor Behesnilian's sermon on behalf of the widows and orphans in Armenia, whose husbands and sons have fallen victims in the terrible massacres under Turkish rule. Mr Behesnilian has himself been kept a prisoner by the Turks. Educated at New College, London, Mr Behesnilian after some years of service, is now with wife and child a refugee from his Dative land, and working under a committee, of which the Lord Mayor of Birmingham is treasurer, to whom all money given on behalf f the Mission is remitted. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A competitive meeting promoted by the Male Voice Choir, was held at -the Progress Hall on Wednesday night week, when Councillor T. E. Salmon presided. The adjudi- cators were, music, Mr R. A. James, Borth prose, Rev Eustace Jones, M.A., Llanbadarn, The follow- ing is a list of subjects and successful competitors -Solo for children, Elizabeth Ellis; tenor solo, Mr J Thomas, Waun recitation, Mr M.Edwards, Llan- ilar impromptu reading, Mr E C Benson, Tre- fechan comic song, Mr E Lewis, Great Darkgate street: party of eight, Mr Dick Evans's party; tenor !s,)Io. Mr Will Jenkins, Penparke; duet, tenor and bass, Messrs J James, and W Jenkins, Penparke soprano solo, Miss Jones, Chalybeate Street con- tralto solo, Miss Davies, Queen-street. A vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman for presiding and for giving consolation prizes to the unsuccesful competitors, and to the adjudicators. The meeting terminated with the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nbadau" and God save the King." DISTRICT MEETING.—A "cyfarfod dosparth'" which is held quarterly by the ministers and office- bearers of the Calvinistic Methodist body of this district was held on Friday evening at seven o'clock in the vestry room of the Tabernacle. The chair was occupied by the president of the year, the Rev D. R. Williams, Salem Chapel; the secretary, the Rev Isaac Joel, minister of Gosen, Rhydfelin, was also present. A fair number of members were in attendance. The subject set down for discussion was Y rheolau dysgyblaethol." This was opened by the President reading a paper on the subject. The following took part in the discussion :-The "Revs T. Levi, T. E. Roberts, M.A., E. Penllyn Jones, B.D., Messrs Evan Evans, David Samuel, M.A., David Watkins, David Lloyd (Portland-street), John Jenkins (Princess-street), and William Thomas ,<North -pa ra(i e). A resolution arising from the discussion was submitted and passed unanimously. A vote of thanks was accorded to the President for the opening paper. THE TOWN BAND.—Judging from the difficulty of obtaining seats near the band stand, it is evident that the Town Band continues to gratify a large number of visitors and inhabitants. Several splendid selections have been added to the reper- toire since last season, including Gounod's "Faust," Mendelssohn's Hear my Prayer," and from Wagner, Sullivan, &c but many of the old favour- ites are being continually asked for, chiefly amongst which are the oratcrio choruses. It is very unfortunate that the band programmes are not yet issued it is impossible to know when a favourite piece is going to be played, and it is very annoying when, at the far end of the Promenade, the strains of a favourite piece one is anxious to hear is recognised. It would also be of great advantage if some arrangement could be made to avoid the clashing of the Salvation Army, niggers, and the band each very good in its own way, but collect- ively, most excruciating, especially when not more than twenty yards apart. WELCOME HOME.—mere was an interesting gathering at the Schoolroom of Shiloh Chapel on ♦Vednesday evening week last for the purpose of ex- tending a hearty welcome to the pastor the Rev T. E. Roberts and Mrs Roberts on their return home from their honeymoon. Mr Richard Jones, William .street, one of the deacons, who presided explained the object of the gathering in a short and appropriate speech. Among those who spoke were Messrs David Watkins, Isaac Griffiths, Llew Jones (who read 4peniltion to the Rev and Mrs Roberts composed by himself), and Mr Daniel Thomas. Re- freshments were then served round, and 1IJubsequently addresses were delivered by Mr Wil- Thomas, Mr Rowland Morgan, and Mr T. W Powell. The Rev T. E. Roberts acknowledged in feeling terms the hearty welcome given to himself and Mrs Roberts and the warm tributes paid to himself and his work as minister. The proceedings were varied by solos given by Miss Nesta Morgan, Mrs Evans, "Hendre Villa, Miss Mollie Owen, and Miss Lizzie Evans, and concluded with a vote of thanks to the ladies who superintended the refreshments, proposed by the Rev T. E. Roberts and seconded bv Dr Abraham Thomas. These ladies were—Mrs T. W. .Powell, Mrs Edwards, the Laurels, Mrs DI. Thomas, Mrs Isaac Griffiths, Miss M. Thomas, North- parade Mrs Richard Jones, and Mrs Rowland Morgan, assisted by a number of young ladies. A -volume of books which were to be presented to the Hev T. E. Roberts on this occasioned not arrive in time and will be presented at a future meeting. On Saturday Mrs Roberts entertained her Sunday -School class from Corris to tea. NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the above Association was held at Aberystwyth on Saturday last, Mr J. Jones, Taliesin, presiding. A vote of condolence with Mrs Ivory, widow of the late Mr C. J. Ivory, of Pen. rhyncoch, was passed. Mr Ivory was vice-president of the Association for this year, and was a very active member. Some of the members present bore the highest testimony to his worth and character. The new Evening School minute was discussed, but owing to the lack of definiteness in the minute, and the general chaos of educational politics at present, no resolution was put before the meeting. Messrs Blackie and Sons, Ltd., exhibited some of their recent publications at the meeting. DEATH OF AN OLD NATIVE. We regret to record the death of Mr John Evans, M.A., formerly headmaster of the Salop School, Oswestrv. which occurred last Sunday week At Aneddle, Criccieth, where he had resided for the past four years. Mr Evans was born in Aber- ystwyth on January 4th, 1830, and was thus a few months over 71 years of age. He was the youngest .eon of that famous school master, John Evans, whose well-known Mathematical and Commercial School" in Chalybeate-street had so great a reputa- tion for over forty years between 1820 and 1861. The father had had the late Dr Lewis Edwards, Bala. amongst his pupils, and when his son was nineteen years old, he went to Bala to the newly opened College, being attracted thither by the rising reputation of the Rev Lewis Edwards, M.A., who had not then obtained the doctorate from his University. Mr Evans remained at Bala for two years and had as his fellow student's as we think, Principal Price of Normal College. Bangor, Mr Richard Williams. F.R.A.S., solicitor, Newtown, the Rev Dr Griffith Parry, the late Dr John Hughes, Jlormerly of Liverpool), and the Rev Daniel Row- lands, M.A.. now of Bangor, who also was the de- ceased's fellow student at Edinburgh. At this Scotch University, Mr Evans took to the Art Course, and finally graduated M.A. applying himself with all diligence to his studies, but above VU to his favourite Mathematics, a braaeh of study for which his father was I very renowned. He won high distinction at Edin- burgh for mathematics, and carried off in 1855 a gold medal for proficiency in this department. He studied Latin there under Professor Pillans who was Professor of Humanity there, and was a dis- tinguished educationalist and had written a treatise of the Rationale of Discipline. His Mathematical Professor was Kelland, who had been Senior Wrangler at Cambridge in 1834. His Greek pro- fessor, we think, was Blackie, and he came, as we understand, largely under the influence of Sir wwiam nanmion. Before entering Edinburgh, Mr Evans had assisted his father and had served an apprenticeship as teacher under him. After graduating he took an appointment at Mill Hill School, near London, where his post was that of second master, the head- master being a brother of Dr William Smith, whose books on the classics are well-known. Amongst his pupils at Mill Hill was Sir E. Sadow, whose diplomatic connection with China is known to mnny of our readers. In 1859, we find Mr Evans settled as school-master at Beaumaris, having opened a school there at the special request, of the monthly meeting, for he had been strongly recom- mended to them as a competent and suitable teacher by Dr Lewis Edwards. It was during his sojourn in Beaumaris that he marriec. Miss Roberts, daughter of the late Dr Roberts, of Aberystwyth, whose drowning in the Dovey is remembered only bv the oldest of our townspeople. Dr Roberts was uncle to the late Mrs Jones (wife of Alderman Peter Jones), and to Miss Harriet Roberts, Portland- street. Mr Evans' stay at Beaumaris was not long, for he removed to Carnarvon. He was there in 1861, and remained till 1867, when be once more opened school in Anglesey, this time at Menai Bridge. Having remained here till 1872, lie removed to Oswestry, and opened the Salop School tiiprp Tfp remained at Oswestrv for 23 years till 1895. He had there a very flourishing school his pupils were drawn from various parts of North and Mid Wales; very many students went there from Cardiganshire and the immediate neighbourhood of Aberystwyth. He was assisted there latterly by his eldest son, Mr John Rhys Evans, M.A., formerly scholar of Christ's College, Cambridge, and now headmaster of Portmadoc County School. Mr Evans' health giving way, he was constrained to give up school, and he removed to Bangor in 1895 and resided there for about two years, when he once more removed to Criccieth to spend the remainder of his life's lease. He had been ailing for some months, but life appears to have been ebbing very rapidly towards its close. He was a most devoted aad ardent son of Aberyst wy th- from which indeed he should never have been separated. There can be no doubt that, after his graduation at Edinburgh he should have carried on the work which had been so successfully initiated by his father. He was a great reader, and particularly of theology, his guiding star in this branch being his old teacher, Dr Lewis Edwards, tor whom ne nart an unoounueu admiration. His favourite poet was Milton, from whose Paradise Lost" he could quote hundreds of lines. There was no passage, however, which he quoted with greater admiration than that in the third book of Paradise Lost" beginning with- No soonner had the Almighty ceased and ending- No voice exempt, no voice but well could join Melodious part, such concord is in Heaven. He had been elected deacon at the Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodist Church at Oswestry, and wher- ever he went he won, like his father, a great name as,-holwrpwitc." Ho was well known in Aberyst- wyth. though most of the old townsmen who be- longed to his generation have been called to their rest. He and the late Mr Edward Jones; Jasper House, were firm friends both were born mathe- maticians, and were very keen on their favourite study. Mr Evans was on more than one occasion examiner at Bala College. His brothers will be re- membered by some readers—Edward Evans was a chemist at Sheerness; he has been dead many years. David Evans has been for a very long time resident in Cincinnatti, America, and is still in good health. The deceased leaves a widow and four children—Miss Blanche Evans, Mr J. Rhys Evans, to whom reference has been made above, Mr Edgar Evans, N. P. Bank, Bala, and Mr Harold Evans, solicitor, Mold. The funeral took place on Thurs- day last at Aberystwyth.
♦ University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. SHORT COURSE IN IUSIC. The" short course in music at the U.C.W. will commence this year on August 12th. The advanced classes, and all the theoretical classes are under the charge of Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Cantab), as well as the art of conducting and instrumentation. Mr Wilfred Jones, R.A.M., teaches voice production Mr Leah, A.IT.C 0., the organ and piano: and Mr Ollerhead, the violin. We would especially call the attention of young musicians to these classes, notably violin playing. Wales so far has been deprived of proper teaching facilities in instrumental music, and this is an opportunity that should be seized upon, if we, as a nation intend, attaining a recognised position in the higher walks of the art. The terms are moderate, and the teaching efficient, and we hope that our young people of the town and neighbour- hood will not allow those at a distance to out- number them at these classes in the future. Our young organists and precentors at the different churches and chapels, ought not to let this opportunity slip out of their hands, so that they might be able to perform their musical duties with grater efficiency, and thereby raising the tone and standard of sacred music. In connection with these series Mr W. T. Samuel, G. and T., will give a series of lectures on "The Art of Teaching," which will be ot great help to teachers in general. Last year twenty-five students attended those classes from different parts of the country, including Glamorganshire, Breconsliire, Cardiganshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Denbighshire.—COMM.
ABERAYRON. VISITORS.—A batch of visitors have now arrived, but they are as yet by no means numerous. THE CHU RcHi,s. -'Elie pulpits of the Tabernacle and Peniel Chapels were filled respectively by Mr D. M. Davies of the Aberystwyth University College. and Mr T. Davies, a student at the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen, on Sunday last. EXCURSION.—A large party of day-trippers com- prising the Goginan and Dyffryn C. M. Sunday Schools drove to Aberayron on Xriday. Aberayron is evidently keeping up its popularity as a resort for excursions of this kind, for we have this year already had several large parties from a distance. COUNTY SCHOOL INSPECTION.—Miss Healv, the Mistress of Method and Lecturer on Education at the University College, Cardiff, paid a visit of inspection to the school on Thursday, and examined the pupils entered for oral examination. On Friday Mr Schott, B.A., B. Sc. lecturer on Physics at Aberystwyth College, attended, and examined the science side of the school. The Central Welsh Board Examinations commenced on Monday. PHOTOGRAPHY.—A further instance of Mr Squibbs' enterprise is furnished this week. He has just had put up on the fence outside the square field just opposite his new studio a large case for exhibiting the photographs. It is strange to think how great a commotion a little thing will cause. For is it not a fact that the erecting of the said large case led to a grave misunderstanding on the part of one or two persons, which almost culminated in something more serious. COUNTY SCHOOL: A SUGGESTION.— A curious, nay strange, fact in connection with the County School pupils—a fact unique we should think in the history of such schools in this County, if not in Wales—is that they have not had their pliotograptis taken collectively as such. It is due not to an inborn shyness, for that virtuous quality in conspicuously absent in Aberayron pupils, but rather to the lack of that esprit de corps which should characterize all schools. Now is the proper time for doing so, for the end of the session is rapidly drawing nigh. Most of the older pupils are leaving for fresh fields and pastures new. Such a photograph would serve as a nice memento, one that in many years to come, when the evening of their days is approaching or has come, will bring back to the minds of the pupils the good old days thev spent at school, the good old friends they had, and the happy old times they spent together. Let us then trust that they will not let this opportunity pass bv, for it will not come again. Where is Mr Squibbs ? "Has he popped off altogether like so many of his namesases. Miss BESSIE LEWIS' CONCERT.—A magnificent musical treat is in store for Aberayron. Miss Bessie Lewis will arrange a grand concert to be held on the 15th of next month in Peniel. The artistes will comprise many names well-known locally, who have by this acquired a high position in the best musical circles. The sopranos will be Miss Bessie Lewis, R.A.M., and Miss Harriet Edwards contralto, Miss Margaret Thomas, R.A.M. of New Quay, who sang with such fine effect at the C.M. Festival held at the Tabernacle last year; tenor, Mr Fred Lumley of Machynlleth, who last summer sang the Anthem-solo "Yr Arglwydd yw fy Mhugail" in Peniel one evening service; bass Mr Emlyn Davies, A.R.C.M., whose visit many eagerly look forward to who have heard him before. The violinist and accompanist will lie Miss Jennie Jones, R.C.M. who is also known to Aberayron, having been a regular visitor to our town for some years. The Rev T. Gwilym Evans will preside at the concert. The arrangements are in the capable hands of Mr D. A. Lloyd, monumental works, and Mr Henry Harries of Pantteg. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians was held on Wednesday the 10th inst., when there were present: Mr J M Howell who presided in the absence of the chairman and vice-chairman; Mrs Mary Griffiths, Aberayron; Messrs Thomas Davies, Llanddewi- Aberarth Griffith Griffiths, Llanarth; J W Davies, j Cydplwyf Jenkyn Davies, Llansilio Samuel Evans, Llanllwchaiarn D A Rowlands and Stephen Davies, Llausantffraid; Thomas Jonathan, Cilie; James Williams, Dihewid; together with Messrs William Evans and A L Thomas, relieving officers; Griff. Evans, master, and B C Jones, clerk. ELI GENEVA.—The Relieving Officer reported the death of this pauper, and produced a bill £ 1 10s 6d for cost of burial of same. On the motion of Mr G. Griffiths, seconded by Mr James Williams it was passed that the pauper's brother in whose house she was when she died be paid the sum of 20s for the trouble etc., entailed during the pauper's illness. ANNE JENKINS.—It was decided that this pauper be paid 4s weekly for four weeks, instead of receiving relief from her daughter-in-law as at present. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr J. M. Howell, presiding. RAYDBLAENBEDW BRIDGE. A letter was read signed by Messrs Thomas Morgan, Waenlwyd; D. Davies, Clyngwyn; John Davies, Llainbedw; Daniel Rees, Bont; and David Evans, Blaenbedwisaf; formally taking the responsibility required by the Council for the haulage of the debris required for the new bridge to be erected at Kliydbfcienbedw. Plans and specifications of the work were presented as requested by the Surveyor, and it was resolved to invite tenders for building the bridge.
TREGARON THE MAGISTRATES' CLERE.—The appointment of a new magistrates' clerk is being much discussed in local circles. Several candidates are already in the field. Among those mentioned are Mr John Evans. solicitor. Aberystwyth Mr W. Hughes Jones, solicitor, Aberystwyth; and Mr Watkins, solicitor, Lampcter. ANNUAL OUTING.—The members of the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday Schools made their annual outing last Friday, when they journeyed in large numbers to Aberystwyth. The weather was delightful, and all enjoyed tnemselves immensely. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—TUESDAY. Present, Mr D. J. Williams (chairman), presiding; Messrs Kvan Lloyd, Blaenpennal; John Jones, and Rees Evans, Caron Lower; Richard Jones, Caron Upper David Davies, Doithie United David Davies, Gorwydd; Edward Jenkins, Gwnnws Upper; Evan Evans, Lledrod Lower; Evan Evans, Ystradmeurig John Owen, Llanbadarn; Thomas Davies, Gwynfil; David Lodwick, Gartheli; with Messrs J. Lloyd (clerk), Rees Rowlands (relieving officer), and M. Morgan (master). STATISTICS. Amount of out-door relief administered during the past fortnight per Mr Rees Rowlands, relieving officer, was £38 4s to 132 paupers. Number of inmates in the House 24 corresponding period last year, 26. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 14. A VOTK OF CONDOLENCE. Mr Richard Jones proposed a vote of condolence with Mr R S. Rowlands, a member of the Board, on tiie lo,s of his brother, Mr Dan Rowlands, Garth, who had acted as chairman ot the Boarct ot Guardians tor many years, and from what he had heard, the deceased had always acted like a gentleman. Mr Rees Evans, in seconding the proposition suggested that a letter be sent to the deceased's brother, enclosing the Board's vote of sympathy with him in his sad bereavement. This was agreed to. "JOHN BESSIE FOCK." It was reported that one John Rowlands, Pentre, better known as John Bessie Fock," had died since the last meeting of the Board. Rowlands had been an inmate of the Workhouse for a short time, and was for some time given relief. Some discussion took place as to the deceased's property, and ultimately it was resolved that Mr D. Davies and Mr M. Morgan should apply to Mr Rees Jones, draper, for certain deeds as the Guardians intend exercising their rights by taking possession of all the deceased's property. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr Richard Jones, Cefngaer, presided over a meet- ing of this Council. BONT WATER SUPPLY. Mr Richard Jones said that as one of the committee appointed to investigate the Bont Water Supply question he was sorry to say that no meeting had been held, an I the supply of water was very deficient. After sjine consideration Mr Richard Jones and Mr Jenkins, together with the Inspector, were appointed to meet Mr Powell, with the view of extending the lease of right of away to the present source, and making other temporary arrangements ADJOURNED. Mr David Davies, Werndriw, suggested that, owing to the death of Mr Dan Rowlands, a member of the Council, and seeing that the majority of the Councillors intended going to the funeral, a com- mittee consisting of four members, two for the upper district, and two for the lower district be appointed to examine the Surveyor's Quarterly Accounts, and to report to the next meeting. This was agreed to, and Messrs Richard Jones, and Evan Evans, were appointed for the upper district, and Messrs 1). T. Williams and David Davies for the lower district. Further business was adjourned.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR. D. W. E. ROWLANDS, GARTH. Last Thursday evening a wide neighbourhood was aroused by the startling news of the sudden death of Mr Daniel William Evans Rowland, of Garth, the eldest son of the late John Rowlands, M.D. of Garth. Mr Rowland had been ailing for about two years and had been to Davos, Switzerland on two occasions to recruit his health. He returned from his last visit to Dav. s in March lait, feeling better for the change until about 3 or 4 weeks ago when he felt somewhat weaker. Last Thursday evening he left Garth for Tregaron about 6 p.m. and after transacting certain business in the town, proceeded towards the station, accompanied by Mr Jones the station master. When opposite Llys Einon the residence of Dr Lloyd, he began to cough and asked Mr Jones to see if the Dr was home. No sooner however had Mr Jones en- quired—than on looking back he saw Mr Rowland on his knees vomiting blood, from the upshot of which he expired in a few moments in the presence of the doctor, whose skill and care were of no avail. His brother Mr Robert Rowland, of Garth was at once telegraphed for and lie soon arrived. The remains of the deceased were taken to Garth the same evening. Only a fortnight last Sunday i.e. June 30th, deceased celebrated his 35th birthday. Mr D. Rowlands in his younger days was a Llandovery boy, whence he pro- ceeded to the U.C.W. After pursuing a course of lectures there, he proceeded to Herefordshire to Mr D. Rowlands, a cousin of the late Dr John Rowlands, where he procured a knowledge of agriculture. He spent some time at Cirencester Agricultural College and then came home to Garth to take care of the farm, his father retiring to Argoed. Mr Rowlands possessed remarkable abilities and were he to cul- tivate them in the right direction lie could have made a useful citizen. At one time he gave the public the benefit of his ability as farrier, and took interest in other profitable and useful pursuits. He was Chair- man of the Tregaron Board of Guardians for some time and wgs also the first Chairman of the Tregaron Rural District Council. He represented two of the most influential families of the district, viz, the Evans', of Garth and the Rowlands', of Argoed. The only living representative of the two families at present is his surviving brother, Mr Robert Rowland, of Garth. The funeral, which took place on Tuesday after- noon, was an unusually large one, there being in all almost fifty carriages in the procession. The Rev T. Davies, Gartheli, officiated at the house, and the Revs. D. Worthington and T. R. Davies at the Llan- d-lewi Church, in the yard of which the interment was made in the family vault. The chief mourners were: Mr R. S. Rowlands (brother); Dr A. Rowlands, Cov- entry, and Mrs Rowlands, Lampeter Mr J. D. Ed- wards, Nantstalwen Mr and Mrs J. R. James Pei- thyll; Mr J. Davies, Godregarth; Mrs and Miss Davies, Tanlan, Lampeter Mr Thomas, Berkhampstead Mr and Mrs D. J. Williams, Abercoed; Prof D. D. Wil- liams, U.C.W.; Mr D. D. Evans, Llanio-isaf Mrs Mitchell, Goginan Mr Davies, Glanystwyth Mr D. Williams and Miss Williams, Poplar, Tregaron and Mr John Evans, Manchester. Among those present were:—the Revs. T. Davies, Garth- eli; D. Worthington, Llangeitho; T. R. Davies, Llanddewi-brefi; D. M. Davies, Tregaron; J. N. Evans, Llangybi; J. D. Lewis, Pencarreg; Z. M. Davies, Blaenpennal; J. Lloyd, Llanilar; Rhys Mor- gan, Llanddewi; Morgan Evans, Ti-egaroil D. Jones, Nantydderwen; Alec Lloyd, Harringay; E. D. 11 y Thomas, Tregaron; Messrs F. R. Roberts, Penvwern; C. le Brun Powell, Sunny Hill: C. le lirun Powell, Glanbrenig; Wm. Davies, solicitor, Aberystwyth W. Hughes Jones, do. do.; J. E. Lloyd, solicitor, Lampeter Dr Lloyd, Llyseinon; Dr Morgan, Mount Hazel: Messrs David Davies, C.C., Werndriw J. Lloyd, Pant; Rees Jones, Emporium Thos. Evans, Albion House; Peter Williams, Brenig View; Joseph Edwards, Railway Inn; J. P. Rees, JDoldre; P. W. Rees, schoolmaster; T. W. Jones, stationmaster; Edwards, Railway Inn; J. P. Reels, IDollre; P. W. Rees, schoolmaster; T. W. Jones, stationmaster; T_1- T- TT_ 1-' T .ø. junn jones, Aeron xiuuse ur. i. juewis, ill.A., County School John Jones, Doldre; Eynon Williams, Tyhen David Evans, butcher; Rees Evans, Chapel- street Thomas Jones, Post Office; Rees Morgan, Bush; David Jones, saddler; Wm. Jones, Ochor; John Jones, Crown and Anchor; John Jones, Waun- fawr; Morgan Jones, iroad surveyor; John Jones, Berwen Villa Miss Jones, Lion Hotel; Miss Morgan, Talbot Hotel; Miss Jones, Dinaxi Villa, Tregaron Mr T. Davies, J.P., and Mrs Davies, Pantybeudy Hall Messrs Richard Jones, J.P., Cefngadd Ed, Jenkins, Gwnnws Daniel Lodwick, Tynyfron Evan Evans, Ystrad-meurig; Ed. Jenkins, Ynysbwl; Tim Morgan, Llanddewi; J. W. Edwards, High-street; Joseph Morgan, draper; James Jones, Bronhelem; Thomas Jones, Ochorgarth John Davies, Gogoyan David Evans, Cefngoyan; James Price and Mrs Lewis, Llanddewi-brefi; John Jones, Maesglas; Miss Jones, Vanog Mrs Davies, Werndriw; Mrs Lloyd, Pant; Mrs Thomas, Tynllwyn Mrs Morgan, shop, Llanddewi; Messrs S. Davies Jones, Peterwell; W, Williams, Henfaes House; Edmund Edmunds, College- street Mrs Davies, Royal Oak; Miss Thomas, Harford-square, Lampeter Messrs Woodcock Owen, Aberystwyth; Rowlands, Brynwernen; Griffiths, Cefnresger; John Thomas, Culrhug; T. Edge, Llanio-road; David Morris, Llwynpiod; David Ed- wards, Gartheli; S. E. Jones, Llaniofawr John Jones, Cefngarthenor Wm. Jones, Penllwyn John Davies, Gamau; John Jones, Maesglas; Samuel Davies, Brynglas; H. W. Jones, John Rowlands, (U.C.W.), D. D. Jones, Tregaron &c., &c. Beautiful wreaths had been sent by the following Mr H. S. Rowlands, The Garth Mr L. E, Thomas, Berkhampsted Miss Florrie Rowlands, London Mr C. Lc Brun Powell and family, Sunny Hill; Mr and Mrs Charles Powell, Glanbrenig; Mrs and Miss Davies, Tanlan, Lampeter Mr and Mrs Williams and family, Lisson-grove, London; Mrs D. Rees Jones. Llanddewi-brefi; Mrs Davies And family, Pont Llanio Mr and Mrs Evans, and family. Man- chester Misses Jones, Lion Hotel, Tregaron; Mr and Mrs Joseph Morgan, Llanddewi-brefi; Mr 1). D. Evans, Llanio-issaf Mr and Mrs J. M. Lewis, Bryn- maen Mr T. Field Edge, Llanio-road; Rev J. N. and Mrs Evans, Llangvbi. The funeral sermon will be preached next Sunday at the Parish Church.
YSTRAD MEURIG. SUCCESS.—His many friends will be glad to learn of the success of Mr John Evans, Ystrad Meurig, in the recent B.A. examination of the University College, Aberystwyth. Mr Evans attempted the unusual task of sitting for fine subjects at one examination, and the fact that he got through the whole reflects the highest credit upon him.
LAMPETER. THE SECONDARY SCIIOOL.-Iliss Reburn, of Dublin, has been appointed head mistress of the Secondary School for girls to be opened for the first time in September next. QUIET WEDDING.—A rather quiet wedding was solemnized at the Wells" on Thursday in last week, between the Rev R. C. Jones, Bridge-street, Unitarian minister, and Miss Mary Ann Davies, Wern, Cellan. MUNICIPAL.—In our recent report of the Council meetings the names of the solicitors representing Mr Harford in the water supply and the highway dis- putes should have been transposed—Messrs Burges and Sloan acting in regard to the highways, and Messrs Isaac Cooke, Sons, & Acton, in regard to the water supply. THE HOUSE OF PETFRWFLL. -Those who are wish- ful to procure a copy of this reprint should apply at once to Mr Harry Rees, as only a very limited number are now on hand. The photo of the Great Man of Peterwell reproduced from the only known painting extant under many difficulties, is giving general satis- faction, and is an excellent souvenir of bygone days. AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.-A meeting of the com- mittee of the Lampeter:Agricultural Society was held at the Royal Oak Hotel, Lampeter, on Friday last, when there were present, Messrs J. C. Harford (presiding), T. H. R. Hughes, Neuaddfawr; D. Davies, V elindre J. Rees, cDolgwm; W. Davies, Ffynonfawr; A. Jones, Old Bank; J. Jenkins, Blaenplwyf; D. A. Jones, Cwmmawr; J. Evans, Maesypwll; Tom Davies, Pistylleinon J. M. Jones, L & P Bank; D. T. Williams, Harford-square Griff- ith Davies, Penylan D. P. Davies, M.R C.V.S. I). Davies, Crugywheel; S. H. Evans, auctioneer; Evan Evans, Maesmynach and D. Evans, Old Bank, sec- retary. Competent judges were appointed for the show to be held on 26th September next. Stewards upon the different classes were also appointed. The chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer, secretary and the following committee men, viz., J. Jenkins, J. M. Jones, D. T. Williams, I). P. Davies, and S. H. Evans were appointed a sub-commiftee to make all arrange- merits for the show. Other minor business was transacted. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. FRIDAY, 12th inst. Present- Mr David Davies, Velindre, chairman (presiding;Messrs J. C. Harford, Lampeter Rural; B. T. Eviiis, Llanfair-clydogau; Evan Davies, Llanwenou Rev 1. C. Edmunds, Trefilan; Messrs William Junes, Llangybi; T. H. R. Hughes, Llanw- nen; with J. Ernest Lloyd (clerk) E. D. Rees (assistant clerk) James Evans (master) Dr Abel Evans (medical officer), and David Parry, and David Evans (relieving officers). STATISTICS. Amount of out-relief administered during the last fortnight per Mr David Parry for the Lampeter district was Z30 5s Od to 116 paupers. Per Mr David Evans for the Llanybyther district £37 10s Od to 125 paupers. Number of inmates in the house 18, corresponding period last year 15. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 21, cor- responding period last year 12, an increase of 9.1 MASTERS' REPORT. The Master reported that Richard Freer (Dick-y- deryn) from the parish of Llanybyther was ad- mitted into the home by order of the Relieving Officer on the 5th inst. THE PAUPERS DIET. Tee Master asked for permission to give tea in addition to the usual meal of bread and cheese, or bread and butter during lunch time to paupers, as provided by the new dietary table. The request was granted. THE VALUATION LIST. The Clerk said 'that at the last meeting it was mentioned that the date of hearing ob- jections to the valuation list recently made by the Valuer for the fonr parishes of Cellan, Llangybi, Llanllwni, and Frefilan would be the 26th of August, but be wished it to be made known that August 9th had been fixed as the day for hearing such objectiohs, THE LATE MR DAVID LLOYD. The Chairman said that this being the first meeting since the death of their late clerk, Mr David Lloyd, he begged to move a vote of condol- ence with Mrs Lloyd and her family in their sad bereavement. Mr T. h. R. Hughes seconded, and this was carried in silence Mr J. E. Lloyd acknowledged the vote of condol- ence on behalf of his mother and family. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of this Council was held at the Board's Room on Friday, the Rev T. C. Edmunds, Trefilan, presiding. There were also present, Messrs T. H. R. Hughes, B. J. Evans, William Jones, and Evan Davies, with J. E. Lloyd (clerk), E. D. Rees (assistant clerk), and John Jones (surveyor). WERNFACH ROAD. The Rev T. C. Edmunds, one of the committee appointed to enquire into the question of draining off of the water which accumulates on the Wern- fach road in the parish of Trefilan, said that the committee had met, and the question at issue was who was responsible for the draining of the road. After some discussion the matter was adjourned for a fortnight for further consideration. ROADMEN'S WAGES. The question of advancing the roadmen's wages was again discussed. Mr B. J. Evans again referred to the good work done by one of the Council's workmen in the parish of Llanfair. He considered that an advance should be given to thisjperson. The Chairqian said he did not see it right to advance to some and not to all. Mr B. J. Evans said that he wished to know whether there was such a good workman under the Council as the person in his parish. The Surveyor said there was at Llanwenog and other parishes. ¡ Mr B. J. Evans proposed that an advance of 3d per day be given to all. No one seconded. Mr William Jones proposed as an amendment that no advance be given, the wages to remain the same, viz., 2s 3d per day. Mr Evan Davies seconded, and this was agreed to. FOREST BOAD. The Chairman, in referring to this matter, explained that the road was a highway or a turn- pike road, and the party responsible for the repair of that road would be the parish. When the new road was made the old Forest road was undoubtedly given over. The Clerk said be did not know whether it was given over or not. In the course of further remarks the Clerk said it would entail some cost to find out whether the road had been given over or not, as he would have to hunt up the old documents at Aberystwyth. The Chairman remarked that it was an awkward question, and the matter was then allowed to drop.
LLANWENOG. SUDDEN DEATH.—The death took place very sud- denly on Friday afternoon last of Mrs Elizabeth Rees, Troedyfer, in this parish, at the age of forty-five years. Whilst some persons were going hay harvest- ing on Friday afternoon they came across her body on the roadside near Llechwedd farm, the cause of death being heart disease. By her side was found a hay- rake. She was on her way to assist some of her neighbours at haymaking when she herself was mowed down by the unrelenting hand of death.
TALYBONT. THE HAFAN RAILWAY.-Hopes of the re-opening of the Plynlimon and Hafan Railway are rapidly vanishing, and it is now stated that some of the plant and rolling stock are about to be sold, and that their removal is only a matter of a few days. Could not the District Council follow the example of the local authority at Dinas Mawddwy, and take steps to have it converted into a light railway ?
TOWYN. We are in a position to state on the best authority that the will of the late Mr John Corbett has not yet been proved or made public, and that the particulars which recently appeared in a local paper were "grossly inaccurate." DRUN.-RENFSS. -John Robert William, late school- master, Dylife, was charged with having been drunk at National-street, Towyn, at 1-30 a.m., on Sunday morning last.—P.S. Morris proved the case, and defendant was fined 2s 6d and 6s 6d costs, or in default 7 days imprisonment. As defendant had no money he was sent to prison. ACCIDENT.—A somewhat serious accident befell Mrs Hugh Evans, Bryndinas. On Monday morning, she was turning the trap by the Police Station when it collided with a stone, the result being that Mrs Evans was thrown out receiving injuries to her head and shoulder. She was taken unconscious, and bleeding from the head, to Morfa farmhouse, and was attended by Dr Ashton +;;
MACHYNLLETH. CRICKET.—Interesting reports of local matches will be found in another column. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., who returned recently from the South of France, paid a few days visit to Llanbrynmair last week. FORTHCOMING SALES.—A number of important sales are shortly to be conducted by Mr D. Gillart, part- iculars of which will be found in our advertising columns. OLD MACAYNLLETH CUSTOMS is the title of an article in another column by '• Philip Sydney," which throws much light on the times and custom's in the town and parish. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At an examinat on held in Shrewsbury on June 22nd in connection with Trinity College of Music, London, Miss Beatrice Davies (daughter of Mrs Bewnitt-Davies), Ferr House, Machynlleth, successfully passed the Inter mediate Grade in advanced Theory of Music Harmony, and Musical History. She is a pupil of Miss Minnie Clerk, Newtown, BOATING. It has been suggested that the seasonable and enjoyable pastime of boating could be indulged in on the Dovey if a slight weir were made, say at a point somewhere, between the bridge and renrhyn. A dam of only about three feet would give an excelleet sheet of water without in any way interfering with the course of the river. Pleasure boats and canoes would, at this time of the year, at any rate, find a ready patronage. The suggestion may be worthy of further consideration. GRAIG CHOIR.—A meeting of the members of this choir was held on Sunday evening, when it was un- e.v animously decided to enter for the chief choral and male voice competitions at the Dolgelley Eisteddfod on New Year's Day next. Arrangements .were also made for holding the choir's annual concert. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETINGS.—Special Sunday School meetings were held on Sunday last at the Graig Con- gregational Chapel. At the morning meeting the children were catechised .on the "History of Jesus Christ" by Mr Lewis Williams, Llanwrin, and on the "History of Moses," by Mr David Griffiths, Pene- goes. in the afternoon the third division were cate- chised in the History of Jesus Christ" by Mr Lewis Lewis, Aberhosan. In the evening all the scholars were catechised by the Rev E. Wnion Evans, on the thirteenth chapter of John. BBNEFIT CO.NCFRT.-On Tuesday evening a grand concert was held at the Town Hall, the proceeds of which were for the benefit of Mr David Parry, engine driver, who has been unable to follow his employment for the last eight months. Mr Edward Rees, J.P., presided over a fairly large audience. The pro- gramme was highly appreciated, most of the items being encored. A duett was given by Messrs Watkins and Humphreys, songs by Miss A. Morgan, Messrs D. Williams, Fred Lumley, J. E. Watkins, H. H. Humph- reys, Humphrey Humphreys, and D. J. Williams. Pennillion singing was also given by Messrs W. Thomas and Owen Morris. The Ladies' Choir, con- ducted by Miss Maglona Rees, sang" Llwyn Onn," and a glee party, under the conductorship of Mr J. Williams, rendered selections. The accompanists were Mrs Trevor Jones and Miss Evans. OTTER HUNTING.—Mr Buckley's otter bounds were out on Friday last, and bad an enjoyable day's sport. A start was made from Glandovey Junction at 9 a.m., and the river was dragged as far as Derwenlas with no result. The marsh at Derwenlas is generally good for an otter or two, but this time it was drawn blank. Higher up, at Lime- kiln Pool, the dogs got on a good scent, and after beating about the river for some time, they suddenly struck up along a dry-ditch. The scent proved a good one, and although the leaders missed the otter, the tail end of the pack came upon it in the grass, and before they could be pulled off, had killed the animal. This, unfortunately, spoilt the chase, as the otter, if it could have escaped to the river, would, no doubt, have provided exciting sport. The otter, when put on the scales, was found to weigh 16 lbs. The hounds continued to drag the river up to Machynlleth and in the direction of Corris, but with no further success. Mr Edmund Buckley was master of the hounds, and there were also present Capt W Buckley, Mr Thorneycroft, and others. THE GLORIES OF SUMMER.—The sunjmer in its full splendour is upon us—the country is at its best; never was there a country that could equal ours at this time of year. There are many kinds of patriots. There are what one may call pocket- patriots, belly patriots, shouting patriots, bloody patriots, and lastly, the true patriots-that is to say, the one who loves his native soil; whose affections have gone out to that mother earth whereon he lives and moves and hath his being. This, of a truth, is the highest patriotism—the love of nature, -and here, in our midst, we can say with the ppoet that but to see her is to love her." What is there on earth that can equal the glories of summer in the fertile vale of the Dovey -the enhanting loveliness of her beauty is unsurpassed. Nowadays, from early morn to dewy eve the valley is flooded with the golden sunlight, and look where you may, the eye falls upon the elfish dancing of the haze. The river glides at its own sweet will; but quietly and unceasingly it carves out the land- scape from the eternal hills. The new mown hay is sending its sweets upon the air, and every passing breeze is laden with the perfume of the honeysuckle from tangled hedgerows, and the meadow sweet from the water courses. When the sun has set and the mists of evening spread o'er the vale, the afterglow that gilds the sky is a marvel to be- hold, for The west is broken into bars Of orange, gold and gray Gone is the sun, fast come the stars, And night infolds the day. THE FOUR-IN-HAND CLUB.—The meet of the Four-in-Hand Club in Hyde Park on Monday was favoured with splendid weather, and the scene at the Powder Magazine was a very brilliant one, and quite eclipsed the gathering of the coaching club a week ago. There were two possible reasons for this-one that it is two years since the Four-in- Hand Club assembled, and another that a great many officers are members of this club, several of them having only lately returned from South Africa. In these circumstances it is not wonder- ful that the meet was popular, and that with the additional attractions of brilliant sunshine and a pleasant breeze it should have been entirely successful. From a more technical point of view, the Four-in-Hand Club eclipsed its rival. The horses were better and more perfectly up to coaching form. Curiously enough, out of the twenty coaches that turned up at the meet only ten bad matched teams, the remainder consisting chiefly of mixed teams of browns and bays. Lord Londonderry had a fine team of three bays and a chestnut. There was a brilliant turnout of guests, and at a few minutes after one Lord Ancaster led the way through Queen's Gate to Hurlingham. Lord Londonderry's guests were, Lady Lurgan, Lord Valentia, Lady Helen Stewart, Colonel Rhodes, and Mrs Beckest. COUNTY COURT. The bi-monthly County Court was held on Wed nesday, at the Town Hall, before his Honour Judge William Evans. TOMKINS V. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS CO. Chas Tomkins, 'bus driver, Aberdovey, brought an action against the Cambrian Railways Co to recover P,10 damages for illegal interference with him at Aberdovey station, when he was there in the lawful pursuance of his duty. Th 1 Company put in a counter-claim for £1, for trespass, and applied for an injunction restraining plaintiff from entering their premises. Mr Walton, Shrewsbury, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Graham (in- structed by Mr Parry Jones, Oswestry), appeared for the Railway Company.-Mr Graham cited the cases of Barker v. Midland Railway Co., and Perth General Station Co. v Wroth, which showed that a railway company had the right to exclude from their premises any person who was not a bona-fide passenger.—Mr Walton said the Railway Company acted in such an extraordinary manner. When there was a big rush for conveyances, such as on the occasion of the golf tournament, plaintiff was allowed to bring his conveyance to the Station, but when things slackened off a bit he was interfered with.—The Judge said the best thing plaintiff could do was to apply for permission to the Railway Com- missioners.—Mr Walton said Tomkins had been exceedingly unfortunate in his choice of solicitor. He had instructed another solicitor to apply to the Railway Commissioners, and had paid him a sum of Z10. Nothing had, however, been done, and the matter was now in the hands of the Incorporated Law Society.—The Judge That is very unfortu- nate-Mr Graham I think Mr Walton is the eighth solicitor engaged by the plaintiff.—Mr Walton I have been with him before, and I think you have, too, Mr Graham (laughter). Mr Walton continued to say that by interfering with his client, the Com- pany did not consult the public convenience.—Mr Graham replied that the public convenience had been consulted, and Tomkins was placed on exactly the same footingas other'bus drivers, but he proved himself an unmitigated nuisance.—Mr Walton admitted that the law was against him, and that his only alternative was to apply to the Railway Comuaissioners.The Judge. then dismissed plain- tiff's claim, and granted the injunction, leaving it pending until the result of the application to the Railway Commissioners. The Co's claim for damages was withdrawn.. SUICIDE AT LLANBRYNMAIR. On Tuesday afternoon a stone mason, named Rich- ard Jones, living at Minffordd, was found to have SUICIDE AT LLANBRYNMAIR. On Tuesday afternoon a stone mason, named Rich- ard Jones, living at Minffordd, was found to have committed suicide. He was found in an empty hou e adjoining hlsjown, hanging by a cord from the/ceiling. He had been much depressad of late. He was about 4b years of age and leaves a widow and two children. THE BARMOUTH SURVEYORSHIP. At a meeting of the Urban District Council on on Tuesday, Mr J. Ingham Jones, of Bangor was appointed Surveyor to the Council at a salary of £150 per annum, duties to commence August 1st next.
ABERDOVEY. in ariotlit-r col ol'iotMl m»tcl»« i.;il 1* found in another column. "VOLUNTEERS.—1The Aberdovey detachment of the Volunteers, along with the other companies of the battalion, lett by train on Saturday morning for camp at PortlHa\vL The men, who were under the command of Lieutenant Howell, wore their new khaki suits and slouch hats, and presented a very si-nart appearance. They return from camp next Saturday. TEMPERANCE.—A temperance meeting' was held in the open-air on Sunday evening dresses were delivered by the Revs A. Wynne Thomas, Aberystwyth, and Samuel Owen, Tanv-'risiau. There was a arge gathering, and the singing was conducted as usual by Mr David Hughes. Mi-.rEOKOLOGicAL.—The weather recorded here last week was as follows Bright sunshine, 77'7 hours rainfall, iiii temperature—highest maximum 74 (July 11th), lowest do. 64, highest minimum 70, lowest do. 60 (July 13th). vfonn1!0. Arrived July 10th, schooner Mervinia, with ^00 tons cement from Antwerp; July 14th, s.s. Lily, with 1,500 tons timber from Ili-a: Norwegian bngantine langred, with 500 tons timber from Quebec; s.s. Dora. with f<r."D;" i • Julj 15th, brigantine Noran. with 400 tons timber from Irederickstadt. Sailed: July 15th, s.s. Dora, for Barmouth. EPISCOPAL.-—The Right Rev Lord Bishop of Bangor and Mrs illianis are at present staving here at their rpsillenee, Pant Eidal. His Lordship appears to be fond of cycling, and may frequent ly be seen awheel. ALLEGED HOUSEBREAKING. On Tuesday afternoon before Messrs H. Haydn Jones and Marmaduke Lewis, at the Police Station, Towyn, a woman, named Elizabeth Jones, of Aber- dovey, was charged with housebreaking, and with having stolen a quantity of household effects from the house of Zethaniah Jones 1, Brynhyfryd, Aberdovey, between the 26th December, and llUI July. The case had been adjourned from Friday last, defendant being allowed bail. Mr Guthrie Jones, solicitor, Dolgelley, prosecuted on behalf of the police. Mrs Margaret Jones stated that she was the wife of Zephamah Jones, and resided at 1, Brynhyfryd, Aber- dovey, and at 59, Goldney-road, Elgin Avenue, Pad- dmgton, London. She left Aberdovey for her London address on the 26th December. She left all her household property at Brynhyfryd, Aberdovev. The doors and windows having been securely locked. In consequence of a message from her dang htcr, she re- turned to Aberdovey on the 8th inst. She found that a large quantity of the household linen, crockery, cutlery, etc., were missing, and, consequently, gave information to the police, and supplied them with a list of the missing articles. Later, Sergeant Morris, brought some goods to her, which she identified as her property. The following articles were then pro- duced by the police, which she identified :-A bol- ster, two pillows, four meat dishes, two vegetable dishes, one sauce turine and laddie, one dozen large plates, four pudding plates, ten cheese plates. three odd plates, two coloured table cloths, one white table cloth, one white counterpane, f)ur white bed valiances, bedcovers, pillow cases, bolster cases, plates, cheese-stand, painted plates, cutlery, cruet stands, tea cosy, two shawls, tray cloths, mantle border, hand-worked antimacassars, toilet covers, glass water jug, hot water jug, bread and butter plates, pudding mould, pudding basin, a turkish towel, petticoat, and some baby's clothing, and egg stand with egg cups. Some of the goods bore the maker's names and other marks by which witness identified them.—Witness proceeding, said that she valued the goods at £5 at the least. Lizzie Mary Griffiths, 39, Copper Hill-street, Aber- dovey, stated that she was on friendly terms with Mrs Margaret Jones, and used to visit her house when at Aberdovey. On the 5th inst., at the request of and in company of Mrs Jones' daughter, she went to the house and found the back door unbolted, and the back kitchen window broken near the bolt in such a way as to enable a person to put in his hand and undo the catch of the window. On looking over the house, she saw that many things were missing. She consequently communicated with Mrs Jones. The window which had been broken was shut and bolted. Sergt Ellis Morris, Towyn, stated that he visited No. 1, Brynhyfryd, on the 11th inst., accompanied by P.C. Edward'?. He found that the glass had been broken in the kitchen window a little below and to the left of the catch. The hole was large enough to allow him to put his hand through it, and he was able to undo the catch and open the window from the outside. There were finger marks on the window sill, both inside and out. The ground at the back of the house was very high, almost level with the eaves. There was an iron railing about two feet in height on top of the wall, below which there was a meat safe, fixed to the wall. He saw that the safe had been damaged from the outside, as if a person had stood on it. A box of ferns rested on a slab below the safe. He saw that some of the ferns were bruised at different periods of growth, as some of the bruises were older than others which seemed as if they had been trodden upon. P.C. Edwards had received a list of the missing articles from Mrs Jones on the previous day. Accom- panied by P.C. Edwards, he searched the defendant's house under a search warrant, but could not find any of the goods produced. On the same day he received two pillows and a bolster from Elizabeth Harris, 4, Prospect-place, Aberdovey, who made a certain state- ment with reference to them. P.C. Edwards also re- ceived some goods from other persons, He arrested the accused on the same day, and in reply to the charge she said, No doubt you will find that you are mis- taken. P.C. Edwards, Aberdovey, stated that on the 10th inst. Mrs Margaret Jones gave him a list of the goods missing from her house. On the 11th he accompanied Sergeant Morris to the house. He corroborated the statements made by Sergeant Morris. He received some of the goods from Sarah Jones, Copper Hill- street. Aberdovey. He received the remainder from Mary Jane Morris, Penhelig Arms, Aberdovey. These people gave the goods up voluntarily. Elizabeth Harris, 4, Prospect-place, Aberdovey, said that she remembered the accused coming to her sometime in January last. She brought with her two pillows and a bolster, and stated that she was selling them for her sister, who resided at Towyn. Witness purchased the goods, for which she paid 5s. She believed the defendant's statement. On the 11th instant she handed them over to Sergt. Morris. Sarah Jones, Copper Hill-street, stated that defend- ant came to her house some time ago, and told her that there was to be a sale of crockery at Towyn. Witness told her that she was in need of some. About three weeks ago defendant called at her house, and brought some crockery with her, which she said her husband had bought at the sale. Witness paid her 6s for them. The goods had been produced in court that day. Mary Jane Morris, Penhelig Arms, stated that defendant came to her house soon after Christmas last. She came in the first instance to ask witness it she would buy some things from her, and stated that her brother was keeping a lodging house at Towyn, and that she had been directed by him to sell the contents of three or four boxes, Witness purchased the whole of the contents of the boxes at the time. She did not recollect how much she paid for them. In reply to the charge defendant said she had no- thing to say. The Bench committed her for trial at the next assizes to be held on the 15th October. Bail was allowed, herself in £ 20, Captain Enoch Lewis, £,20: John Davies (plumber), ZIO; and Richard O. Roberts (tailor), 410.
DOLGELLEY. DR WILLIAMS' SCHOOL.—There were 22 candidates entered for the entrance scholarship examination held on Tuesday and the results will shortly be made known. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—An open-air temperance meeting was held on Sunday night in the Square, when addresses on Temperance were delivered bv tee Revs Robert Williams M.A., Llanllechid, and John Williams, B.A., Dolgelley. There was a large attendance. BOARD SCHOOL CONCERT.—We understand that the Board School children are busy training for the annual concert to be held on July 26th, when an operetta will be performed. This concert is one of the treats of the year, and is looked forward to with much interest. LITERARY SOCIETIES.—At a committee meeting of the C.M. Literary Society, held last Thursday evening, it was decided to invite the several literary societies of the town to unite in holding a meeting at the opening of next winter's session, and to secure some prominent public man to deliver an address on the occasion. It is also proposed to hold united meetings occasionally during the winter for debating important questions. The president of the Methodist Literary Society for this year is Mr R. Guthrie Jones, and the secretary is Mr E. Clwyd Jones, B. Sc., County School. J SCHOOL BOARD—Much dissatisfaction is felt in the town at the action of the School Board in refusing to petition in favour of Sir John Brunner's Enabling Bill on Continuation Schools. During recent winters the Board has conducted classes very successfully under the Evening School Code. At the last meeting of the School Board there were only four members present, two Churchmen and two Nonconformists, and it is unfortunate that, the nwmLi™ n,"p" not present, to take part in the is also disappointing to find that one of the two Noncon- formists present voted against the petition. MINISTERIAL.—From the list of stations now before the Wesleyan Conference, we note that the Rev Peter Jones, who has been stationed at Dolgelley for the last three years, is to be transferred to Towyn Mr Jones will be greatly missed in the town, as outside his own church, he worked well with Temperance, and also was an active member of the Free Church Council. He will be succeeded by the Rev David Thomas (B.) PERSONAL.—We are pleased to understand that Mr Lewis Jones, formerly a pupil teacher at the Boys' Board School in this town, and who had just com- pleted a very successful course of training at Bangor Normal College, has been appointed headmaster of Aberhosan British School, near Machynlleth. He is I held in high esteem in his native town and he will, we have no doubt, make a very successful teacher. He commences duties next week. BRIRADIR BOARD SCHOOL.—A successful concert was given by the children of the Brithdir Board School recently, under the leadership of their energetic master, Mr W. Pryce Williams. The pro- ceeds were devoted partly to defray the expenses of a school treat to Towyn. This came off on Monday, when the children, their parents, and many others,' availed themselves of the occasion to spend a happy day at the seaside. This school is more successful than it has ever been. ACCIDENT.—Richard Roberts, the sis: year old son ot Margaret Roberts, English-terrace, Caetanws, met wi. h a lierious-iii fact, almost fataJ-ecldellt on Irkiay night last. While crossing a very narrow temporary bridge over the river Arran, he missed his footing, and fell into the bed of the river, sustaining terrible injuries to his head. lie was immediately picked up and conveyed to Dr Richards' surgery, where his injuries were attendee to. The little boy lies in a critical condition, but hopes are entertained of his recovery. CKICKKT ITEMS.—A match was played on the Ma rian on Saturday between Bala County School and Dolgelley Grammar School, and ended in a victory for the foimor team bv about six runs. The town team were yesterday engaged with St Mary's Hal. ritonyhurst College team and the return match will be played next Wednesday. These two matches are the most interesting in the team's programme, and some hard contests have been played, but generally e the "Jesuits" prove the superior team. Next Saturday, Dolgelley will be visited by the Llanychan team. URHAX DISTRICT COliNCIL.-A special meeting of the Dolgelley Urban District Council was held on Tuesday evening, when the question of the water supply of the town was considered. After some discussion, it was resolved that a deputation from the Council wait upon the directors of the present water supply, to urge upon their ensuring a sufficient supply in any lengthened period of drought similar to that which we have lately experienced. The depu- tation consists of the following -.—-Mr John Edwards (chairman of the Council), Mr E. Wynne Williams, Mr H. Richards, Mr D. Meredith, Mr Ellis Williams, and Dr Hugh Jones (medical officer.)
Institute of Bankers. LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES. FINAL. T. P Davies, Lloyds Bank, Pontypridd; H. L, Jones, Lloyds Bank, Carnarvon; J. Low don, Lloyds Bank, Cardiff J. Rees, London and Provincial Bank, Merthvr Tydfil E. R. Thomas, Lloyds Bank, Cardiff L. D. Thomas, Metropolitan Bank, Neath. PRELIMINARY. R. H. C. Coward, N. and S. Wales Bank, Knighton A. E Davies, Lloyds Bank, Dowlais J. H. Eames, N. and S. Wales Bank. Blaenau Festiniog W. H. Griffiths, N. and S. Wales Bank, Dolgelley C. M. Hensman, Lloyds Bank, Penarth H. T. Humpidge, National Provincial Bank, Aberystwyth H. P. Lloyd, National Provincial Bank, Newtown, Mont. G. W. Mathias, National Provincial Bank, Aberystwyth; A Parry, National Provincial Bank, Aberayron II. G. Piddocke, Lloyds Bank, Cardiff; C. W. H. Riches, National Provincial Bank, Cardiff; A. O. Williams, National Provincial Bank, Bute Docks, Cardiff; W. L. G. Williams, Lloyds Bank, Cardiff: W. J. Wright, Capital and Counties Bank, Swansea.
London Letter. London, Wednesday Afternoon THE PONTYPRIDD MEETINGS. The meetings at Pontypridd nppear to have been very successful, and Welsh Liberals have reason to congratulate them- 6 selves on the spirit and temper which characterised them. The only drawback was that owing to the shortness of time, the Council was not able to thrash out the war policy of the Government, and give voice to the convictions of Wales. The chairman of the Council is a Mr Jacobs, of Newport, a name not familiar to Welshmen in North and Mid-Wales. Mr Jacobs may be a man of some local repute, but his behaviour in the chair last week proves that he has few of the qualities essential to the important position he now holds. The Council can never expect to gain power and influence in Wales unless its officials are persons of proved worth and good judgment. But with the exception of the short and heated discus- sion on the C u reirvon Boroughs' resolution, everything passed oft' desirably. The great event of the day was Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman's speech, which, I am told, was very well received. C. B. has come out of his recent conflict with the Liberal Imperial- ists with all flags flying, and has improved his position immensely as leader of the Liberal Party. Up to this he has been restrained from expressing his mind freely on the Government policy in South Africa, for fear of intensifying the split in the Liberal ranks, but now, after the meeting at the Rfiform CInb. and t,110, understand- ing between the two sections of the party, there will be no further need of this. MR. LLOYD GEORGE. Mr Lloyd George was also in good form. It appears that a number of local Tories had passed a resolution a night or two before the meeting to allow C. B. to speak, but to use every means in their power to refuse Mr Lloyd George a hearing. Therefore, when Mr George got up, they commenced howling, and made all the din they could, but after a few of the leaders had been summarily ejected, he was given a splendid hearing. By sheer force of intellect and fearlessness in expressing his conviction, Mr George has now achieved a more prominent position in the Liberal Councils than I think any Welshman has done before. He is courted by the Imperialist wing, and has to all intents and purposes led the anti-war wing of the Liberal Party for the last year or six months. VLAKFONTEIN. I have been wondering during the week what Lord Kitchener's language was like as he received telegram after telegram, asking for information about an event nearly six weeks old, which can have no bearing upon the present state of things in- South Africa. To him it must seem a pitiful waste of time and money, to make enquiries into the truth of so many stories differing, as they nearly all do, in matters of detail. Of course, the meaning of the whole incident is plain. It is a red herring drawn across the trail. The extreme Jingo party, represented by that sheet, the Daily Mail," are finding out that slowly, but surely, opinion is veering round in favour of an immediate settlement with the Boers. It is therefore necessary to rouse the passion of the multitude, and nothing is more likely to achieve this end than the relation of blood-curdling yarns about the Boers. It is rumoured that the Cabinet itself is divided, and that some of the ministers are in favour of an immediate settlement. The others, who swim or sink, according as the campaign ends triumphantly or disastrously, wish at all costs to crush the Boers. Hence, a great meeting is engineered in the city, Miss Hobhouse's meetings are broken up, and the yellow press starts a new campaign of calumny. But, the truth will out, and sooner or later, everybody will wake and realise the terrible conspiracy, of which the British people have been made the victims.
BirtDs, Carriages and Deaths. BIRTHS. EVANS. July 10th, the wife of Mr John Evans Penlcne, Newydd Llanddewi-Breli, of a son. MARRIAGES. ASHBY—JONES.—July 9, at Twr-Gwyn, Bangor, by the Rev Daniel Rowlands, Charles Foulkes, son ot William Ashby, Leicester, to Margaret Ellen, elder daughter of the late Morris Jones, J.P. Plas-Uchaf, Dolgelley, and Morfa, Conway. ROBERTS—EDWARDS.—July 12. at Llanrwst, Mr Robert Hugh Roberts, jeweller, Bala, to Miss Margaret Elizabeth Edwards, Victoria House of same place. DEATH. ROWLANDS.—July 10th, at Tregaron, D. W. E, Rowlands, the Garth, aged 35 years. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGB REES, at the "WELSH GAZETTE" Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. n the County of Cardigan. Thursday, July lS-h 1901. o