-————————-— Gosen, llhydyfelin. A bi-monthly meeting of the Calvinistic Method- ist Sunday Schools of this district was held at Gosen Chapel on Sunday. A good number of re- presentatives had gathered together at 9.30. After the introductory service by Mr John Jones, Seion, the children were catechised in the history of Jesus Christ in chapters 17 and 18 of Ceriowen Peris's short text book. In the former chapter the catechising was entrusted to Mr Isaac Jones (Tabernacle), Bridge-street, and the latter chapter was taken by Mr Owen (Shiloh), Stanley-terrace. The children showed great acquaintance with the subjects treated, and gave ample evidence of hav- ing been carefully and intelligently trained. The subject set down for discussion to the teachers and delegates at 11 o'clock was "The Standards in Sunday School work and the training of teachers The discussion was introduced bv Mr pa"iel Thomas, Shiloh, and part was taken in the debate which followed by Mr Daniel Herbert, Gosen; Mr Isaac Jones, Tabernacle; Mr Hugh Hughes, Tre- fechan; Mr R. Richards. B.A., Gosen; Mr Scott, Horeb; and Mr Morgan Edwards, Gosen. A com- munication was read from the Rev David Morgan, Penllwyn, in regard to a conference of Sunday School teachers which is contemplated. The matter was deferred till the next meeting. It was resolved, however, that Mr Thomas Owen, Mr Richards, and Mr David Samuel form a sub-committee to make arrangementsprelim- ,i r»T thp mart fir. A inarv to a turcner letter having been read from Mr Thomas Owen president of the meeting, in which he expressed his best wishes for a good gathering, Mr Rich- ards grave voice to the sentiments of the teachers by expressing their joy at his gradual but stead} improvement, and also their apFec.ationofn.s services for so long a period on behalf of the bun- day School. The afternoon service was introduced by Mr Owen, Stanley-terrace. Mr Hugh Hughes, Trefechan, delivered a spirited address on The Sunday School and the Church." He was followed by Mr William Rees. Tanycae, with an address on -Brief outlines of Calvin's life and work Mr David Lloyd (Bath Street Chapel) gave a timely address on The dangers to young people from evil com- munications." The meeting conclu reading of the report of the visitation of the Sunday Schools recently made. A series of rec tions were urged upon the consideration of the meeting and the several schools of the distric At fou? o'clock, at the Teacher s meeting, Mi Abraham Joel was re-elected secretary for a fur- ther period of three years. This is the third time of Mr Joel's election. Mr Morgan D. llhams, Llan- badarn, was elected in succession to Superintend- ent Phillips as visitor of the schools for two years. Ttmoc ar.^rmnrwl that the next meeting would be ..U "&.4,0: "8' held at Tanycae on September 25, the objects of the several meetings to be given later on. At six there was a good congregation for the time-honoured holi'r pwne," Mr Hugh Hughes having taken the introductory service, the pwnc viz St John's Gospel, Chapter x. was taken in hand, and an ex- cellent hour and a quarter was obtained in dis- cussion. Some admirable remarks were elicited, and there were proofs all round that much pre- naration and study bad been given to the chapter tinder consideration. All testified that a very suc- cessful series of meetings bad been obtained. the chapel brethren are to be congratulated on the great success of the meetings. It should be noted that Gosen's reputation for hospitality was well sustained.
LLANON. OBITUARY.—On Monday, the 15th inst., the mortal remains of Mrs Mary Ann Thomas, I eny- «roes, Bethania, Blaenau Festimog, and daughter of Mr Evan Jenkins, Pendre, Llanon, was interred at the Llantsantffread Church graveyard. Deceased was forty-two years old, and had endured a long illness with praiseworthy patience. She leaves a husband, Mr Peter Thomas, and three children to mourn their loss. In the absence of the vicar, the Rev J. O. Evans, curate-in-charge of New Moat, Pembrokeshire, officiated. On Sunday, the 21st inst, a memorial address was delivered at the mission church. EXCURSION.—On Tuesday, the 23rd inst., the children of the Parish Church to the number of close upon eighty journeyed to Aberystwyth to satisfy the outward vision and the inward and invisible man. They were accompanied by some of the superintendents of the Church and a few young ladies. These children have always a wide capacity for making the most of matters and it seems that they enjoyed themselves and had their fill of pleasure. ACCIDENT—When the coasting vessel "Jane," hailing from Aberayron, was being unloaded below the Abercledan Stores last week one of the porters, Mr David Davies, Llanon Mill, had his hand and arm sadly injured vhile in the act of lifting up from the hold a huge lump of coal. On the same day Mr Jim Morris, Felinmor, when leaving the ship, slipped and sank underneath the vessel. Luckily a boat was at hand and Morris was promptly rescued. During the week the coasting yacht" Johann," belonging to Mr E. Morgan, merchant, with a cargo of flour and other neces- saries also unloaded without any mishap.
ABERAYRON. VISITORS.—The place is gradually getting full of visitors, and it is expected that by Saturday night a good influx will talm place. SQUARE FIELD.—The cycling sports will be carried on this year as in previous years. The first of a series of weekly sports will be held on Wednes- day, the last day of this month. SUCCESS.—Mr Daniel William Lloyd, of Island House, has successfully passed the London Matricu- lation examination in the first division. Mr J. Lee Davies has passed the same examination in the second division. IMPROVEMENTS.—The Urban Council have ac- complished bits of praiseworthy work of late by the building of two shelters and a couple of bathing houses on the beach. The work, which was designed by Councillor Walton Davies, was carried out by Mr Watkin James. DISTINGUISHED VISITOR.—The Rev Hasting Rashdall, M.A., D,D., Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, preached at Trinity Church last Sunday week. Seldom has Aberayron had the opportunity of hearing a scholar of Dr Rashdall's position and standing. o FREE LIBRARY.—We have heard nothing of the Town Library for pome time. We presume the books are still patiently awaiting their readers, un- less, indeed, they formed part of the booty of the burglars, who broke into the Market Hall stores on Friday night. The Library was revived partly with the intention that it might be a further attraction to visitors. The season has started, but the library is not yet available for use, although we understand that everything was ready weeks ago, except that a caretaker bad not been appointed. S.S. TELEPHONE.—The s.s. Telephone left Aber- ayron on Saturday night about 9.30 o'clock. Owing to unskilful management, and partly perhaps owing to the low tide which prevailed at the time, it was with great difficulty and by much manoeuvring that she was able to get out at all. At one time .she lay almost across the mouth of the harbour. If she remained in that position, she would make a convenient short cut to the South Beach, and prove a formidable rival to the Carriage-bach. The latter, by the way, has been re-christened the Express." THE HEAT,—However much scoffed and jeered -at and belittled by all, the weather is an eternal, ,nay, the eternal subject of comment everywhere and always Never was it more conspicuously the general subject of conversation than during the prevalence of the hot weather lately. The heat, which seemed to increase daily in intensity until Monday, was becoming fearfully oppressive and almost unbearable, but the pleasant, refreshing 'rain of Monday did a world of good in counter- acting its influences. One outcome of the hot weather has been the somewhat general adoption in the district of sun-hats and bonnets for the horses. These are of various types, even Jasi heir prototypes used by mankind, or, more correctly, womankind, and at firat they elicited much com- ment, and won much attention. BURGLARY.—Late last Friday night, or probably early on Saturday morning, some burglars-for it is surmised that there were two or more in the busi- ness—made their way into the Market Hall Shop, and stole several articles, including a ham, three or four cheeses, and several tins of preserves, etc. These, with several other articles of provision, were outside the shop proper, inside the Hall gate. The burglars experienced no difficulty in making their passage into the premises. A window in the assembly-rooms was! open, and a panel door in the big door leading from the assembly-rooms to the Town Hall was also open. We understand that they are usually left open, so as to secure a continual renewal of fresh air for the hams, etc., that bang outside the shop proper. The burglars had entered the place through this open window, or they might easily have climbed over the front gate. They were evidently acquainted with the ins and outs of the premises and the customs of the establishment. The police were at once communicated with when the robbery was found out, but although the matter has been actively pursued, nothing has as yet been divulged. It is said, however, that they have a clue. During the last few days there has been much petty thieving in the town and neighbour- hood. Several fowls were stolen from a small cot- tage close to Aberayron only a few days ago. Several gardens in the town have also been visited, and some of the vegetables, particularly potatoes, pilfered, and we hear of one house where the cellar was entered, and some coal stolen therefrom.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE. OBITUARY.—After many years of illness endured with great patience, Mrs Jane Oliver Edwards, Rheidol View, died on Monday, July 15th, at the age of 47, and was buried the following Friday at Trisant, where her respected husband, the late Rev Henry Oliver Edwards was buried six years ago. The services at the house, at Trisant Chapel, and at the graveside were conducted by the Revs David Morgan, Penllwyn T. Mason Jones, Ysbytty Isaac Joel, Rhydfelin; and J. J. Thomas, B.A., Ponter- wyd. The chief mourners were, Miss Edith M. Edwards (daughter), Arthur Wynne Edwards (son), Mr "and Mrs Jones, Rheidol House (father and mother of the deceased), Messrs J. O. Jones, L. O. Jones, and T. O. Jones (brothers), Mrs Jones, Aber- ystwyth, and Misses M. A. Jones and Sarah Jones, Rheidol House (sisters), Mrs Edwards, Lampeter (sister-in-law), and other relatives, including Mr J. E. JoRes and T. Williams, London Mr H. Edwards, Lampeter; Mrs Oliver and Mr Oliver, Llanddewi Brefi; Mr Jones, Dolfawr Miss Lottie Jones, Aber- ystwyth Mr T. L. Jones, Rheidol House; Miss Oliver and M:- D. Oliver, Gwarcapel; Mr and Mrs Jones, Post Office; and Mr and Mrs Williams, Maesmynach. Beautiful wreaths in memory of the deceased were sent by the children at Rheidol View; the sisters at Rheidol House; the relatives at Dolwen, Lampeter; and Miss Howells and Mr D. Howells,'Pendre. The funeral was largely attended, and much sympathy is felt with Miss Edwards and her brother in their sad bereavement.
LLEDROD. AR GRWYDR.—Llawer gwir goreu ei gelu. DEATH.-The death took place on Sunday of Mr John O,ven, Ffogoy, formerly of Pwllpndd, at the advanced age of 76. The funeral is to take place to-morrow at Lledrod. MINISTERIAL-The pulpit of the Calvinistic F Methodist Chapel was occupied last Sunday by Professor W. Jenkyn Jones. M. A. of the U.O.W., Aberystwyth, who delivered two able sermons, which were much appreciated by large congre- gations. HAY HARVEST.—The harvest is progressing favourably, and will mostly be over this week in this parish. Farmers are grumbling that the crop is light, although the quality is good, and all is being got in in splendid condition. Water is very scarce in places, and a few heavy showers would be very welcome just now. CYCLING.—The bike fever has now got a strong hold on the youngsters of this place. A year ago, only one or two were here, but this year the "spinners of the wheel" number nearly a dozen. They are all delighted with the novelty, but the roads, which are very rough in these parts give them much cause for grumbling.
LAMPETER. APPOINTMENT.—At the meetings of the Welsh Congregational Union at Maesteg, this week, the Rev Evan Evans (Soar), was elected junior secretary. HOUSEBREAKING.— Before the Mayor on Saturday evening last, William Jarvis, a tramping labourer bailing from Birmingham, was brought up in custody of P.C. Edwards, New Court, and charged with entering a house called Llaingors, Llanwenog, and stealing various articles therefrom. Prisoner was arrested at Cardigan, and was remanded till Wednesday afternoon. FROM THE FRONT.—On Sunday last Recs Davies, Barley Mow, received a letter from his brother Private John Davies43rd Grenadier Guards, who is now stationed at Kranhuil, South Africa, and it appears from his letter that after his discharge from the Army he will not return to this country but will remain out there, working at either the Kimberley or Johannesburg Mines. SUCCESS.—Among the successful candidates at the London University Matriculation Examination which was held recently at Aberystwyth, it is gratifying to find that the two candidates, Harold Lloyd, son of Mr Thomas Lloyd, solicitor, of this town, and David Davies, son of Mr Thomas Davies, Beilicoch—presented by the St David's College School that obtained a first class. It will be remembered Lloyd and Davies distinguished themselves last year in the Oxford Junior Locals by taking the first and third position respectively in the British Isles in General Science. Mr J. J. Davies of St John's and Mr Jenkin Jones of Queen's College, Cambridge, two old pupils of this school, passed their final examination last month. PICNIc.-On Saturday afternoon last Mrs Harford, Falcondale, gave the members of the local branch of the Girl's Friendly Society a picnic on the banks of the upper pond. Tea was served at about four o'clock to about twenty members, and among those present were Mrs Harford, Miss Agnes Harford, Miss Gwynne, Miss Florence Lewis, Llanlear; and the associate, Miss Annie Hughes, Station-terrace. All having done justice to the good things provided, the members were taken round the pond in boats, aud afterwards games were indulged in. The weather proved to be most favourable, and the company dispersed about seven o'clock, all seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mrs Harford for her generosity. The Secretary of the Society is Miss Bankes-Price, Doldrement. PAXTON SOCIETY.—A well-attended meeting of this society was held at the Board Room on Friday evening last, presided over by Master W. Reginald Lloyd. Mr D. F. Lloyd, the secretary brought to the meeting a choice selection of roses, and gave a short but appropriate lecture on their various qualities. Mr W. Taylor of Falcondale, gave an instructive lecture on Pansies and Violas. Mr Davenport, of the College Garden, also gave a short address on the propagation of the Gloxinias. A number of the lady members were in attendance, and seemed to be much interested in the lectures given. The cut blooms were distributed among them. These they also seemed to appreciate even more than the lectures, and it is to be hoped that meetings like this will induce more ladies to join the Society. The prospects for the forthcoming show are brighter than ever, and so far, everything seems to promise a success. It was resolved that the show should be advertised in the Welsh Gazxette. Alrfurther business in connection with the show was entrusted to the Secretary and the Executive Committee. Sphedules can now be obtained from the Secretary, Mr D. F. Lloyd, who will be pleased to furnish all particulars necessary. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY 19TH IKST. Before Mr J. C. Harford, in the chair; Dr Walker (Mayor) Messrs T. H. R. Hughes, H. T. Evans, W. Inglis Jones, and the Rev T. C. Edmunds. STRAYING. Charles Russell, a polisher, Harford-row, and Rees Davies, carrier,Barley Mow, both of Lampeter, were each charged with allowing their donkeys to stray on the highway. Defendants admitted the offence, and were fined half-a-crown and costs each. ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT. The adjourned case of Dr Walker (Mayor) against John Jones, White Lion, Lampeter, for erecting a certain building on a piece of allotment, held for recreation and holding of fairs at Lampeter, came ) on for hearing.—The Mayor said that this case came on for hearing before Col. Davies-Evans and Mr Inglis Jones, a few months' ago, and he now asked leave to withdraw the case, the defendant having agreed to pay 5s as yearly rent.—John Jones said that he agreed to the terms if he got. a lease.—The Mayor said that be would accept no such conditions whatever, and unless the defendant agreed to such terms he was willing to have the oase on again. The defendant said that Mr Walker promised him some reasonable terms.—The Mayor said that if the defendant wished to have the case fought out, he was choosing a very unwise plan, and stood in his own light. He would agree only to an uncon- ditional acceptance of five shillings as rent.—The defendant asked that the case be adjourned to the next meeting, as he wished to consult a solicitor.— The Mayor said that he would hnly agree for five shillings a year from that day, but if he (the defendant) choosed to have the case re-tried he was willing, but he should not have that offer again. The trustees had no power yet to grant a lease, and this rent of five shillings a year would extinguish all damage done to his property. He himself (the Mayor) and the present trustees, were perfectly willing, so far as as they could, to sell the, land, and that they would give the defendant the first opportunity of buying the same, as soon as the trustees get the power.—These terms were there- upon agreed to. TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held In Wednesday evening in last week. The Mayor (Dr Walker) presided, and there were also present Aldermen John Jones and D. Jones, Councillors Joseph Davies, Evan Davies, J. Joshua Davies, Daniel Jenkins, A. Price, and Daniel Evans, with J. E. Lloyd (clerk), E. D. Rees (assistant clerk), and R. W. Jones (surveyor). The Mayor stated that the principal business was the election of an alderman, rendered necessary by the resignation of Mr T. E. Lloyd. The voting then took place, when all the members present voted in favour of the Mayor, whilst the Mayor himself voted for Mr Joseph Davies. The Mayor said that he had great pleasure in accepting the office, and to thank them all for the honour. When he first entered the Council, it was not his intention to stay as an alderman, but the members had treated him with the greatest cordiality, alluding to Mr Joseph Davies, the Mayor said be had practically resigned the position in his favour, and perhaps the time would come when he (the Mayor) would have the opportunity of supporting Mr Davies.—Mr Joseph Davies thanked the Mayor for his kind expressions, and said the reason he had refused the position, was in order to know their worthy Md.yor. Their present Mayor was one of the best they had ever had, and he only hoped that he would remain with them for a long time. In reply to Mr J. Josua Davies, it was stated that the term of office as alderman would last four years from November next. Mr Evan Davies said that as chairman of the Water Committee, and as there was no agreement arrived at between the Council and the Butter Factory, he wished to have some guidance as to how to deal with the matter. The creamery bad laid down a service pipe of a permanent character. After some discussion, it was resolved to cut off the supply of water if it was deficient in the town, and if possible they would supply the Creamery at a rate of one shilling per 1,000 gallons, provided that a meter was used. The Council afterwards discussed the progress made with the Memorial Hall scheme, the amount collected toward which was considered very satisfactory. DEATH OF MR JOHN FOWDEN, J.P., BANK HALL. This week we have to record the death of Mr John Fowden, J.P., of Bank Hall, one of the most esteemed residents in the parish of Lampeter, who passed away on Thursday morning last. Mr Fowden had been suffering from heart disease for about two years, being occasionally visited by his medical adviser, Dr E. H. Griffiths. On the previous Tues- day he drove to Lampeter in the company of his daughter, and he then seemed very cheerful and apparently in good health. The deceased was the younger son of the late Captain Reginald Fowden, of Arthog Hall, Merionethshire, and Schools Hill, Cheshire, being born in 1833, at the former pldce, and was, therefore, only sixty-eight years of age at the time of his death. He received his education at the High Schools in the locality, and was trained as a civil engineer. In 1859 he came down to this district as a gentleman farmer and rented the Falcondale farm. He was married in 1866 to Miss Annie Davies, daughter of the late Mr John Davies of Maespwll, to which farm he latterly removed. In about three years afterwards he gave up farm- ing entirely, and built a country house known as Hank Hall, which is situated near Maespwll, about a mile-and-a-half from town, and where he lived up to the time of his death. They had two children, viz., the Rev J. D. Fowden, curate of Tenby, and Miss Fowden, who lives with her parents at Bank Hall. He (Mr Fowden) was for many years a com- missioner of income tax, a member of the Cardigan- shire Standing Joint Police Committee, and a magistrate for over twenty-three years. He was a member of the Board of Guardians, being its chairman on many an occasion. This year ill-health had prevented him from attending the meetings, but, nevertheless, the Guardians, by whom he was much respected, elected him as a co-optative guardian and also a vice-chairman. He wasa staunch churchman, and a very faithful member of the St. Peter's Parish Church, and had held the import- ant office of churchwarden for twenty-one years. He was also a member of the old Local Board and a councillor for the borough. In politics he was a Conservative, though it cannot be said that he led an active political life. The funeral, which was strictly private, took place on Monday morning last, the interment being made at the Parish Churchyard. The officiating clergy were the Rev Daniel Jones, M.A., vicar, and the Rev W. J. Evans, curate. The chief mourners were, Mrs Fowden (wife), the Rev J. D. Fowden (son), and Miss Fowden (daughter), Dr E. H. Griffiths, and the Rev W. L. Footman, M.A. The coffin, which was of polished oak, was borne from the Church to the graveside by bearers, viz., Messrs Evan Jones, Pentrebach Timothy Richards, Ardwyn John Evans, S. H. Evans, and E. J. Evans, Maespwll; Daniel Jones, Pantgwyn; David Davies, Beilie; Jones, Pensarnfawr; David Davies, Blaencwmcoy David Price, Fronbeder; and John Jones, Pensingrug. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr S. Davies Jones, Emporium. At the Church there were gathered a large number of the deceased's friends, who |nad come to pay their last tribute of respect. Beaiitiful wreaths had been sent by the following: Mrs Lloyd, The Bryn Mrs Fowden-Jones, Ymlwch Hall, Criccieth The Vicarage, Lampeter; Mrs Evans and family, Maes- pwil Mr and Mrs D. Evans, Benin; Dr and Mrs, E. H. Griffiths; and the Rev W. Ll. Footman. The Rev W. T. Evans, B.A,, preaching at the Perish Church on Sunday evening last, made reference to the losses the church had sustained during the last two months. You are all aware," he said, that death has been very busy amongst us these days. Three of the most faithful ones belonging to the churches in the parish have just been removed, and their place knows them no more. These three- now removed by the cruel hand of death—took a great interest in all church work in the parish. As long as their health permitted they were faithful attendants at all the services. Indeed, the three were witnesses of the laying of the foundatiqn stone of St. Peter's Church, they had watched its growth, and had taken part in the re-opening ser- vices. With regard to Mr Fowden, who has just departed, I believe you will agree with me that he was a man of a single-minded character, honest, fair and just in all his dealings. Distinguished in all the capacities that he occupied, as highly im- partial, or, in other words, a very straight man, exceedingly anxious not to deal unjustly with any man. May the Lord console the widow and chil- dren. God's workmen are removed, but the work still goes on, The Voice is clear and is strong, and speaks in no uncertain tone to you that are young— 4 Come and be pillars in God's vineyard, as the three departed were.' During the service Miss Hughes. the organist, played the Dead March. Much sym- pathy is felt with the family in their sad bereave- ment. GRAVEYARD EXTENSION. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD ENQUIRY. Mr H. Percy Boulnois, an inspector of the Local Government Board, held an enquiry on Friday morning last at the Parish Churchyard into the state and deficiency of the churchyard. The enquiry arose out of recent communications between Dr E. C Davies, Millfield, and the Board, the former protesting against the proposed extension of the churchyard, and contending that an entirely new cemetry should be made. The churchyard is situated in close proximity of the town, which according to Dr Davies' evidence, causes much more unhealthiness than there should be. Among those present were Messrs Roderick Evans, J. E. Lloyd, Josiah Jenkins, Evan Davies, Bryn-road T. Moore, John Jones, Hope; Drs E. C. Davies, E. H. Griffiths, and Abel Evans, Revs J. D. Lewis, and W. T. Evans, Messrs R. W. Jones (surveyor) Daniel Watkins, Thomas Roberts, and David Jones. In reply to a question, Mr Josiah Jenkins said there was over half an acre of land in the present churchyard which had not been used, in- including the unburied spots. In the various vaults, of which a number bad been reserved, there was a good deal of room again for burial purposes. The Curate (Rev W. J. Evans) further explained that there was a very great demand for spaces for families, and that was one reason for the proposed extension. Mr Josiah Jenkins again explained that in the present churchyard there were about twenty seven spaces reserved, either with railing or stone curb- ing around. Therefore, being reserved for fa milies, may buried at a future date, and in most of these if not all-with the exception of ancient ones- there was room for more bodies. The burials had commenced from time immemorial. There bad been three churches built on the present church- yard, the present one in 1869, and the previous only stood up for some thirty years, and the first dated from the eleventh century. The north end portion of the churchyard was only extended in 1869, when the present church was built, and the first burial took place twenty years ago The inspector having inquired into the minor details of the question, said that this enquiry arose out of some communications between Dr Davies and the Local Government Board, and he was instructed by the Secretary of State to look into the matter and report. Dr Davies' objections to the proposed extension were (1), That the church- yard drains into the centre oT the town; (2), that a plot of ground close to the churchyard has been purchased for the erection of a boys' school, al- though it is on a slightly lower level than the churchyard, and that it is very unhealthy, and more cases of diphtheria and phthisis occurred in the town than there should be. The Inspector further stated that Dr Davies' objections seemed to him to be quite reasonable, as he could not see how the churchyard did not drain into that position as stated by Dr Davies. Mr David Jones said that it drained in another ( lirection altogether. The churchyard was drained, t md it was quite natural for anyone to see that it r Irained quite in a different direction. Dr Davies then gave evidence, and said that ;here had been severe epidemics of diphtheria in L880. The epidemic began in Church-street. J there were two deaths, and the epidemic ran through the town. There was a case of diphtheria two years ago in Station-terrace, and two cases in April of this year, within ten yards of the church- yard. Dr Davies then put in a map of the town and a few notes, the latter .showing that Lampeter is a town of 1857 population, including the Borough. The churchyard was certainly in existence in the time of Queen Elizabeth, and situated on a hill which drained into Gorsddu or Black Morass. The average number of burials in the churchyard was thirty every year, taken for the last seven years. Taking that twenty corpses weighed a ton, a ton and a half of organic matter was added to the churchyard every year. If it took a hundred years for a body to decompose, a hundred tons of organic matter was decomposing in the churchyard at the present moment. The Inspector said that it seemed to him that the facts mentioned by Dr Davies were quite right. In reply to the Inspector, Dr Davies said that there were several old spots where a burial ground or a cemetery might be suggested. One was the Old Peterwell, where the ruins were. Mr Roderick Evans said that there it would drain into the river. If they only dug down a few fee they would find water. Dr Davies said, in reply to a question, that th( present churchyard was certainly unhealthy, for il had been burried over and over again. There was no other Church burial ground in the parish. This was all the evidence forthcoming in opposition to the proposed extension, but Dr Davies. in reply to the Inspector, said he could have brought some supporters. Mr T. E. Lloyd said that there was one church- yard in the parish, viz., Maestir, but there was only one grave in it. Mr Roderick Evans said he well remembered the two cases of diphtheria in 1880 in Church-street. The house had a very small yard attached to it, with a cesspool in the middle of it, and no drainage. The children used to play about in this small yard. It was proved that the outbreak was due to unproper drainage. Dr Griffiths, referring to the the case in Station- terrace, said that the then patient was at the meet- ing (pointing to Mr Watkins), and it was the only case in Lampeter ftotr many years. The patient had been down to Carmarthen on a visit. He met a certain person who was supposed to he suffering from a sore throat, but Mr Watkins returned to Lampeter with a very mild attack. Dr Griffiths, replying to the Inspector, said that this new ground for the proposed extension was quite suitable, as suitable as could be found in Lampeter. Dr Abel Evans next gave evidence, and said that be had been medical officer for the borough of Lampeter for about thirty-five years. About the time he was appointed, they had very severe cases of diphtheria, and it was during that time he came across such cases first. Since then there had not been many cases. There had been only one case of typhoid since he had been there, with measles and whooping cough occasionally. During the last eighteen years, there bad not been a fatal case of diphtheria out of five: croup, two cases, but only )ne fatal srnrlpt. fpver. two • mooeW. n" fatal cases. In April last, a case of diphtheria broke out near the churchyard, and the same day there was another case about one and a half miles from the town'. How in the world could he have cured the case if it was caused by the church- yard. Dr Davies: You used anti-toxin. Dr Evans: No. Mr Josiah Jenkins said that when the letters re- ferred to by the inspector were received by the vicar at a parish vestry meeting, they caused a great surprise. It was the first time the vicar had beard of Dr Davies' letters, and if there bad been some complaints among the inhabitants they (the vestry members) would at least have heard. The inspector said that personally, from his own knowledge, it was undesirable to have a church- yard in a sandy place that was overlaid with clay. The inspector, with Mr Jones (surveyor) and others, then inspected the site of the proposed ex- tension, also Bryn Cottage and the Black Morass, or Gors Ddu.
PONTRHYDYGROES. LECTURE.—On Saturday evening last the Rev Hugh Hughes delivered an interesting lecture here on the subject, How to live." The chairman was Mr C. B. Bennetts, of Oorgaum, India, a native of these parts and now spending some months at Aberystwyth. The audience numbered abont 200, and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer for his racy discourse.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. „ EXEMPLARY GENEROSITY.—The inhabitants of the parish of Cilrbedyn owe a deep debt of gratitude to Col Howell, of Pantgwyn, the chairman of the Cardiganshire County Council, for his hand- some subscription of £ 2 towards the expense of erecting a bridge at Cwmmorgan. This time aid is not an exceptional one; Col Howell invariably subscribes towards every good cause in the parish. Success.—We are pleased to notice the name of Master D. E. Phillips, son of Mr Daniel Phillips, of this town, placed in the first division, in the list just published of the successful candidates at the recent Matriculation Examination of the University of London. Master Phillips is only 16 years of age, and all his friends rejoice at his passing his examination, the very first opportunity he could have of doing so. He received his education at the Emlyn Grammar School, of which Mr J. Phillips is headmaster. We were also very pleased to see the name of an old student of this school placed in the first division, viz., Master D. W. Lloyd, of Aberayron. Of the three years of his preparation for this examination two were spent at the Emlyn Grammar SchooL
TALYBONT. SUCCESS.—Mr Tom Jones, the son of Captain Jones, Cerigcyranau, aged "nine years, has success- fully passed an examination in pianoforte playing, Primary section of the London College of Music, obtaining 85 marks out of a maximum of a 100. SCHOOL TREAT.—Miss Davies (late of Pem- pompren) with her usual kindness entertained all the children to tea, in the Board School last Wednesday afternoon, the following ladies assisted at the tables:—Mrs Jones, Rock House, Mrs Williams, Shop; Mrs Jones and Miss Peerce, Shop Miss J. Lewis, Mrs Morgan, Penlone the Misses M. S. Jenkins, R. Hughes, L. James, E. S. Beaumqnt, Mrs 1. James, Morlais, and Miss K. Davies. After tea Miss Davies distributed prizes to the children for regular attendance, and the children in turn sang several school songs. The Rev J. Davies, Bwlch-y-dderwen, chairman of the Board, proposed, and Mr Jones, C.M., seconded a hearty vote of thanks to Miss Davies for her kindness in this manner to the children year after year. Miss Davies acknowledged the vote in appropriate terms, and thanked all who had given assistance. THE HAFAN RAILWAY.—This week we have to record with unfeigned regret the removal of the two locomotive engines of the Plynlimon and Hafan Railway. It was a pitiful sight to witness their departure at a late hour on Saturday evening It was a sight that could well supply a theme to a poet when in such a mournful mood as was Cowper when he sang his farewel to the fallen poplars. The removal of the engines means to the dullest of minds that all hopes of re-opening the railway have been placed outside the pales of possibility, for the presaot at any rate. It does not speak well for the inhabitants of the district that they have allowed things to come to such a pass as this. A gplden opportunity is being iost; will no one have enough public spirit and courage to take some action before it is completely gone ?
ABERDOVEY. SHIPPING.-Arrived July 20th s.s. "Dora "with general cargo from Liverpool. Sailed: July 22nd s.s. "Lily" with part-cargo timber for Liverpool. July 23rd s.s. Dora for Barmouth. METEOROLOGICAL- -The weather recorded here for last week was as followsBright sunshine 68.2 hours; Rainfall 0.20 inch; Temperature-highest maximum 92 (July 22) lowest ditto 62; highest min- imum 88, lowest ditto 58 (July 16th). FINGER POSTS.—It is gratifying to learn that the district Council is at last moving in the matter of providing finger-posts but it is to be hoped that no unnecessary delay will take place. VISITOKS.—The ideal summer weather now pre- vailing on the coast acts as a splendid incentive to bring visitors down earlier than usual, and fortunately they are arriving daily in increased numbers. By the end of next week the accommodation in the town will be taxed to its utmost.
TOWYN. TOWYN BADGES is the subject of this week's article by Philip Sidney." In it he relates much of interest concerning the administration of poor relief in Towyn in the eighteenth century. COUNTY SCHOOL.—The following have recently passed the London Matriculation examination in the first class :-Maggie Owen, Ellen Jane Jones and Daniel William Lloyd. ACCIDENT.—Last week, during the week's camping at Porthcatvl, William Parry -1 F' Company of the South Wales Borderers, who lives at Vicarage Lane, in this town, was accidentally bayoneted in the leg, sustaining a fearful wound. He is making good progress towards recovery. CRICKET MATCH.—X cricket match was played on Saturday between the Intermediate School and the Town 2nd team, the former proving the winners. The school scored 55 runs, and the Town 24, out of which Joe Edwards scored 16 not out. It was found impossible to withstand the deadly bowling of Mr E. J. Evans, who accomplished the hat trick. TOWYN IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE. About thirty new seats hav lately been placed on the different roads (leading from the town by this Committee, and they will no doubt prove a great boon. Some of.the seits are plain ones, but they are strong and ussful. It is proposed to defray the expense of these seats by a concert in September. SERVICES ON THE 3EACH.-It has been decided to hold services on the beach every week day during August in coanection with the Children's Special Service Mission, and they will be conducted by Mr Ed Hughes und Mr Henry Sayer. These services have been very popular during recent years, and it is hoped that this year they will be largely attended. PlcNIC.-On Friday last a picnic was given by Mr Yates, to the children of the workmen at Abergynolwyn quarries, and about 150 children sat down to a splendid tea on the lawn at Sandi- lands. The Abergyiolwyn new brass band were present and played selections of music during the afternoon. After t<a sports were held in a fielc adjoining. ) — —————— VOLUNTEERS-The "F" (Towyn) Company ol the South Wales Borderers returned home on Saturday from their annual week's camping at Porthcawl. They all state that the week was a most enjoyable one, but the heat was almost unbearable. The silver challenge cup for the tug- of-war was won this year again by the Towyn company, their opponents in the final being- Towyn Company have now won the cup three times in succession, and it now becomes their property.
The Will of the late Mr. John Corbett. APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR. In the Probate Division, on Monday, the President had before him an application by Mr Priestiev in the case of Corbett v. Corbett and others. It had refer- ence to the will of the late Mr John Corbett. Counsel said the application was for the appointment of a receiver and administrator pendente lite to a verv large estate. The real estate consisted of property in Worcestershire, Merionethshire, and Shropshire amounting to 4347,000, and the nett income was about £ 14,608. Part of the estate consisted of brine baths carried on at Droitwich, and it was necessary that they should still be carried on. The personil estate amounted to L412,972.-His Lordship Is there any opposition ?—Mr Barnard said he appeared for the defendants, who would like some further in- formation in reference to the estate. There was no objection to the plaintiff being appointed adminis- trator without remuneration and without givino- security. With regard to the realty, there appeared to be a difficulty at the present moment. The heir- at-law, Mr Roger John Corbett, was now on his way from New Zealand to thfs country, where he was ex- pected to arrive at the end of this month, and he had had no notice of this application.—Mr Priestly said he could not possibly have had.—Ultimately it was arranged to appoint an administrator to the estate and let the receiver to the estate be appointed later!
BARMOUTH. LONDON CITY MISSION.—The annual collection towards this mission was made on Sunday last at Caersalem C.M. Chapel. A STROKE OF BUSINESS.—Messrs David Davies and Sons, who are the owners of all the bathing machines on the beach, have entered into a three years' contract with Messrs Pears and Co., the great fancy soap manufacturers, London, to have the firm's name painted in large letters on all their machines. The amount of the contract is over £60. ORCHESTRAL BAND.—The Barmouth Orchestral Band held a very successful concert at the Board Schoolroom, Dyffrvn, on Tuesday evening in last week, under the leadership of Afr Piermont, organist of St John's Church, when Dr D. Arthur Hughes, presided. The proceeds are intended for the pur- chase of a new pianoforte for the use of the band. VIVISECTION.—The well-known preacher and lecturer, Rev Arthur MurseH. will deliver a lecture in Barmouth on the evening of August 16th, under the auspices of the North Wales Branch of the British Union for the abolition of Vivisection. Mr Mursell is a zealous opponent of the practice, and is sure to give an eloquent exposition of his views. We should advice everyone to go and hear him. MISSION SERMON.—On Sunday, July 21st, a sermon in aid of the Universities Miss;on to Central Africa was preached at St. John's English Church, by the Rev F. R. Hudgson, M.A., formerly archdeacon of Zanzibar. A substantial amount was collected. THE BANGOR DIOCESAN CONFERENCE for this year meets at Bangor on Thursday, August 1 under the presidency of the Bishop (Dr Watkin Williams). The subjectr for discussion -are temperance legisla- tion and Church reform. On the former subject the speakers will be the Rev R. Jones (Bodewryd) the Rev J.P. Lewis (Conway), and Mr Jones Morris (Talsarnau) and on the latter the Revs E. Hughes (Barmouth), T. Edwards (Aber), and J. Edwin Davies (Arthog). PKRSOKAL.—Mr Willie Griffith, son of Capt William Griffith, Anchor Cottage, left home on Friday evening for Briton Ferry, where he wilt join the Nesta, of Portmadoc, as master in succes- sion to Capt Rees, Brynymor. The Nesta is loading at Briton Ferry for Penrhyn. Cornwall, and will sail hence to Gibraltar with stones; from there again she will proceed to Newfoundland. The voy- age will take over twelve months to complete. As reported a short time since in the "Gazette" this young Griffith passed the Board of Trade examina- tion as master. He is to be congratulated on his first appointment as Master. ACCIDENT.—On Thursday afternoon when the employees of the Criterion Hotel were having their dinner, one of the females, while tapping a ginger- beer bottie, was much injured in the face. The proper opener not being at hand. it appears she knocked the bottom of the bottle heavily on the table so as to remove the glass stopper, but the bottle broke and a quantity of the broken glass flew into her fuce, making several gashes. Her face and nose were much disfigured. Dr H. J. Lloyd, who was passing at the time of the accident, was called in, and he found the wounds required stitch- ing, blood flowing freely. The wounds were soon attended to, and the patient was ordered rest, and it is understood that she is now making rapid pro- gress towards recovery, although the scars will take some time before they are 11 worn out. This accident should prove a warning and a lesson to others not to trifle with bottles containing aerated waters. STREET COLLECTIONS.—On Saturday Dr Bar- nado's street collection was made by a large number of the children attending the Board School. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.—About 2 30 p.m. on Saturday, the air became so oppessive that it was almost impossible for any human being to move about without being melted down into oil. Echos of thunder from a distance were heard gradually becoming nearer; dark clouds also appeared over head, and it was feared that a heavy thunderstorm was brewing; but the signs of storm soon disappeared, without even a drop of rain falling. Saturday will long be remembered for its sweltering heat. Is BARMOUTH ON THE DOWNWARD GRADE? A correspondent writes: It is quite evident that every watering place, like every dog hath its day and I am inclined to the belief that Barmouth is rapidly on the wane as a health resort that appeals to the best class Of visitor-the class that adds to its permanent success and enhances its reputation in the estimation of the general public. I do not want to be understood as being partial to one section of society more than another. High and low have equal rights, and should have equal welcome in those matters b(ut it is a totally different thing to make the place nothing but a repositoiy for all and sundry devil-may-care sort of trippers that have inundated the town of late, and to attract more and more of them by catering and pandering to their tastes. The best class of visitor has fled from the bustle and turmoil of the vehicles of all sorts, that ply for hire in the streets. Why, what with the noise of the motors and waggonettes, the place is anything but a desirable holiday resort for people who seek rest and quiet. There are other degrad- ing influences at work; for instance, who can witness without alarm the shameful mutilation of the beauties of Nature in our immediate neighbour- hood. Cultured people do not come to Barmouth to see what brand new horrors have been put up with modern gold; but to admire the manifold beauties of the scenery. Rob Barmouth of these, and you will have robbed her of all. The -sooner the local authority grapples with the street traffic nuisance the better for all concerned. BENEFIT CONCERT.—On Wednesday in last week a grand concert was held at the Assembly Room, the proceeds being for the benefit of Mr Hugh Evans, joiner, a member of the Male Voice Party, who has been laid up with illness for upwards of four months. Several of the artistes gave their services free of charge, others only charging their out-of-pocket expense. Native talent, especially the Male Voice Choir, always draws a very large number of English visitors, the result being that the handsome sum of £20 will be handed over to Mr Evans. Those who took part in the programme were Miss lcrence Theodore, R.A.M., London, who is now spending a holiday at Fairbourne Miss May Roberts, L.R.A.M., Towyn; the Barmouth Choir, Professor J. L. Owen, Festiniog, and his pupils; Miss M. Williams, Miss L. J. Price, Miss Jenny Jones, Mr Rees Jones, Mr Ellis Morris Evans, and Mr John Roberts. The accompanists were Prof. Owen and Mr W. Williams, and Mr Hugh Evans made an excellent chairman. INCURSIONS.—On Thursday morning two large trains arrived in the town from Shrewsbury, con- taining over 700 members of the Sunday School of the United Free Churches. They left home at 7 a.m., arriving at Barmouth in good time. The managers of the trip were the Revs E. W. Lewis, M.A., Congregationalist; D. S. Rees and Curson, Primitive Methodists; and Mr Morris secretary, who took great interest and care of the scholars. The large room in the newly erected Pavilion of Messrs David Davies and Sons, had been taken for the occasion, where two meat teas were provided. The day turned out exceedingly fine and all were delighted with the day's outing, some of them making sea trips, while others visited the panorama view and the adjacent high hills, return- ing home after a day's pleasure not soon to be forgotten at 6-55 p.m. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly petty sessions were held at the Police Station on Friday lass, before Alderman Lewis Lewis (chairman), Messrs John Evans, W. Ansel], and W. J. Moiris. FURIOUS RIDING. Owen Jones, Tanyfron-terrace, Blaenau Festiniog was charged with having furiously ridden a bi- cycle near Llanbedr.—P.C. Jones proved theoffenca aud defendant was fined 5s and costs. t | •* MAINTENANCE. ne^Iecu'n^o 'o 1^>lg6^e*i W3S cba^d with tainance f hi 6d; Week1^ to™ls the main- auiance of his son, who is now confined in tho training ship Clio.-Supt Jones stated that made an order for 2, M pt teek He was1 now n0t pald a s,n§leinstalment.' 4s per dav Tfi f Ul* ha> and received within 7 H, E,;n?hr made an or^r to pay yb' ln default 14 days imprison- TRANSFER. fl.„ 4 » Inn J tile license of the Half Way Inn was granted, on the application or Mr Oswald Davies, solicitor, Dolgelley, from Mr Henry Parsons to Mr Henry St Aubyn. DEATH OF CAPTAIN THOMAS EVANS. nni116 deat,J. took Pla°e on Saturday night last Thom-eXpep,10miUy suddun circumstances of Capt. wen Hmtla'Jr mimn? and surveyor, Borth- wen House, Larmouth. The death is rendered EvanSs ba?ffi a Week Previous Captain tht lit r iT aCtIVe IJart in the opening of reported in f"6'- 'I>n^roes- Wiley (as V1Ur last 1SS"e)' of u Wch the una^er. He was a man of fine phvsioue and looked the picture of beilth. The opening of the Eden Gold mine was, in a large measure, due to a\mg introduced the concern to Mrs cighJey, an American lady now residing at th i Corsygedol Hotel, Barmouth. He was a^an o indomitable energy. He had thrown himself ibMduously into the work of developing the mine li e manner in which he had overcome the bfficalty of providing water motive power was -xtremely ingenious, and would have done credit engfnH'' 0f hLgh Pretcnsions. In the co^ .truction of the crushing machinery he had also ,hown indefatigable labour, aud although the mine ast 0theynChaSet<1 by MrS Kefehtley on April 2nd ast the fii&t amalgam was taken from the pans on July ^th. Mis Keightley had the highes? .onfidence in the ability of Captain Evans, and his eath willbe a severe check to the prospects of he mine. He had had a life-long experience in 1 1 IT ii gt. tg, ^lries' and had hada ha"d in almost all that had been opened in the Dolgellev district. On Thursday last he had occasion to come to Barmouth, when be appeared in his usual good health. He intended returning to the mine on Friday morning by one of the char-a-bancs which run daily to Tynygroes. Unfortunately he was detained in town longer than he expected and consequently, missed the coach. Undaunted, he started to walk the distance, which is about eleven miles. The terrific heat of the mid.day sun, how- ever, proved too much for him, and by the time he had reached his destination he was almost in a prostrate condition. Serious symptoms commenced to develope and Captain Evans was forced to return the same evening to his residence at Barmouth. On arriving home, he immediately took to his bed, and his medical adviser was called in. The seriousness of the patient's condition was very apparent, and although the doctor paid several visits on Saturday, Captain Evans continued to sink gradually, despite his efiorts. At 10-30 p.m. he breathed his last. His death is attributed to sun- stroke, to which so many persons have suddenly fallen victims during the heat wave which recently passed over the country. Captain Evans was in his 55tb year. He leaves a widow and several sons and daughers to onrn their loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the body being- conveyed to Llanelltyd Churchyard for burial. A large number of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place.
DOLGELLEY. CRICKET.—A match was played on the Marian on Saturday against Llanycltan team, and ended in a victory for Dolgelley by an innings and nine runs. Dolgelley was by far the superior team. and some splendid batting was shown by John Humphreys, who scored 43 not out; J. R. S. Furlong, 35; and E. A. Williams. 17. Arthur Roberts also bowled exceptionally well, taking six wickets for six runs. Dolgelley's total score was 123, while Llanychan, in their first innings, were dismissed for 21, but they showed to better advantage in their second innings, scoring 93. FIRE-OU Sunday morning between four and five o'clock the inhabitants were startled by the fire alarm bell, and it was found that a fire had broken out in Cemlyn House, the residence of Mr Wm. Jones, the sanitary inspector to the Rural and Urban District Councils. The lire briga.-le soon arrived on the scene, though some of tlie members were absent, they not having heard the bell. Mr Humphrey Owen and his men, however, worked with a will, and before long they found that their efforts were not in vain, for the fire was soon ex- tinguished. We understand that two beds were completely burnt, and much damage was done by the water. It is most unfortunate that the fire should occur at a time when Mr Jones was away from home recruiting his strength after his recent severe illness. z;1 DR BARNARDO'S HOMES.—The Musical Boys from these homes paid a visit here cn Friday last and gave an entertainment at the Public Rooms. The chairman was Mr J. Leigh Taylor, Penmaen- ucba, who, with his well-known generosity, handed over a donation of £10 10s towards the homes, and we understand that he intends subscribing that handsome amount yearly. EDUCATIONAL.—It is interesting to note how the recent progress in education is telling upon our towns. Several Dolgelley young men from the various colleges are now at home spending the long vac. and among them we may men- tion the folloWIng :Mr O. Lloyd Jones, M.A. (with honours in classics), who has just completed a course of study at Glas- gow University. Mr Jones intends entering Bala College in October for a theological course of study. be having decided to enter the ministry Mr Gwilym Arthur Edwards, who holds a 220 scholarship at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and who is also a candidate for the ministry; Mr David Jones, Rhydywen, who has completed his course at Bangor Normal College; Mr Lewis Jones, who has been appointed head- master of Aoerhosan School; and Mr Willie Roberts, who is at Bangor College (Normal). FIRE AT GANLLWYD.—A fire broke out on Saturday at the house of Mr Cornelius Owen, but luckily very slight damage was done to the house. Mr Owen, however, and Mr Duncan, who is a guest at the house, and who was confined to his bed through illness at the time, were both rather severely burnt. VOLUNTEERS' RETURN.—The three volunteers who have taken part in many a severe engagement in South Africa, returned to their native tow on Wednesday in last week, looking exceedingly well and hearty. Elaborate preparations bad been made for their reception, and it had been decided to form a procession, headed by the Idris Band, to escort them from the station. All the arrange- ments, however, were upset, as the three warriors came by different trains and different routes It seems that their company bad been disbanded at Woolwich in sections, and the Dolgulley trio failed to be dispatched home together. Much disappoint- ment was felt in the town when it was known that all the arrangements had to be abandoned. SUCCESSES.—Nesta Edwards, a pupil at Dr Williams' School, has passed the London Matricula- tion in the first division.- Richard John Edwards, a pupil at the County Intermediate School, has also passed the above examination in the first division. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING.—The District Sun- day School Meeting of the Calvinistic Methodists, was held last Sunday at Rehoboth, Islaw'rdref, Mr R. C. Evans presiding, The junior classes were catechised at the morning meeting by the Rev E. Jones-Edwards, and short addresses were given to the children by the president, and Messrs C. Hughes, Robert James, and Evan Griffith. The delegates' meeting was held at the close of the children's meeting. In the afternoon, the senior classes were catechised by the Rev E. Jones-Edwards from John X. The remainder of the meeting was devoted to the consideration of a paper by Mr Evan Jones, Arthog, the subject being Charles o'r Bala, and his services to Wales." Mr Jones was thanked for nis paper. SCHOLASTIC.—At the recent examination of entrance scholarships, held at Dr William's school, j the following candidates were successful :-Ist, 4 Ethelwyn Mary Williams, Board School, Pennal, Machynlleth 2nd, Phyllis Griffiths, National School, Dolgelley; 3rd, Blodwen Davies, Board School, Dolgelley; 4th, Elsie Ann Williams, National School, Dolgelley. The Ho)land Gold Medal has been awarded to Ivy Baker, of Binfield, Berkshire DR. WILLIAMS' SCHOOL.—The following are the results of the Ablett's drawing examinations July, 1901:—Division 1 (Honours): Lollie Rowe, Dolg-elley; Blodwen Morris, Rhyl; Nellie Bevan, ColwynBay Pass: Queenie Pearce, Addlestone; Mary J. Reveley, Dolgelley; Ethel J. Reveley, Dolgelley; Jennie Jones, Bala; Gladys Parry, Dolgelley; Edna Howarth, Bolton. Division 2 (honours): Jennie Ellis, Dolgelley; Maggie Jones, Dolgelley Gertie Groves, Colwyn Bay; Mable Anthony, Tenbury Alice Rowe, Dolgelley; Margaret Pearce, Market Drayton; Cassin Richards, Llanbedr; Nancy Jones, Llanuwchllyn. Pass: Amy Morgan, Llanbryn- mair; Clara Lloyd, Builth; Margery Loxham, Wrexham; Beatrice Jones, Aberayron; Katie Jones, Prestatyn Mary Reveley, Dolgellev Jennie Pearce, Rhyd-ddu Dorothy Pearce, Market Dray- ton; Dilys Lloyd, CoJwyn Bay; Lizzie Mary Jones, Dolgelley; Lilian Kendrick, Dolgelley; Melza Davies, Wrexham Minnie Yeates, Tenbury Annie Jones, Carnarvon; Evelyn Royce, Leicester Mabel Bevan, Dolgelley. Division 3 (honours): Ivy Baker, Binfield Pass: Bessie Evans, Penmaen- pool; May Jones, Llanuwchllyn. Division 4 (pass): Amy Samuel, Wrexham; Alice Rowe, Dolgelley Lillie Greig, Colwyn Day. Division 5 (honours): Annie Willikms, Llanberis. Pass: Myfanwy Morris, Llanuwchllyn. Division <3 (pass): Alice Rowe. < -L PICNIC rvi gational Church En"lish CtWKre- next Wednesday at Fairbourne aiTange 3 i^nie T'R];AN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE TOWN WATER SUPPLY. was 'heM^at tl"le ShhT^Hiiron^? °f the CounciJ 7o'clock. Present \w °Tn, Ui>sda-V' 23rd, at I)r John Jones, R. Richards'^in *Tdvvards (chairman> K- Williams, D Mered th P n "ynne W. Hughes, with Dr H ill', in f8' P's Wi^ams, health) u Jo,u></ n S (medical officer of and R Barnett (assisttrit PE*BKYN IMPROVEMENT. tractor wfth^feren'ce to^tli!^ ] Se°n the con" that the work wai Ll h y' and he added was decided t>>at t!,J, bemS proceeded with. It again the committee should meet him. THE WATER SUPPLY. pondence which had taken i l corres" water supply, which had ■ !fCC COnc<'rm"g the interest in the town It ^reat and anxious Carnegie Williams of Pn .,?. n, °Penetl l>v Mr inst had written"a? °? ,the Mr Chairman, The Urban ni-t/ f n ■ ^u -*> !901. Dear Sir,—As the present ocrZ 0l,Inr'1' D>%elley, I beg to call your attention^ to tho fCt'iyn'" water as supplied to this hoj. c! AllowingThe to be of a qualify suitable f "ct aPPear to me soon after toiling? a eS tab]e Purposes as, and I was attacked with diarrhœa, I therefore drew off an 8 oz. bottle full, sealed m,f' ? erefore drew sonal friend, the we Sown 'V0 !V ^r" Harland, of 37, Lombard-street ;>LanalySt,' R' H" his opinion, and I received the folWi,?^ a'g for of which I beg to annex, as I considZ* y- °0p>" matter of public imi)ortA»of> tJ,at ls a of Dolgelley should be warned a<nin t^ Ulhabfitant* apparently dangerous water, as°unle*s duf SU°h tions are taken it would annear as if t h precau- risk. -I-have sent a copy o^ Mr H!, il? F. w,as the MedicalOcffier of Health A, S ]etter to not consider that the remedy o^ si^L-' enSf'.neer 1 do 4 feet below the surface win 5'Kl intak? tne drought continues the decav i ;.1' as> will also, and this, according Sr t,Ctt danger. Yours trulv FT T n "ai'and, is out of The following W,LLI^- Copv of a letter from1 R H"rr in Harland :— 37, Lombard-street,^ Dear Mr Carnegie WilliamT_T h"' 1 Ju!-V' 1901— of the 15th inst., and on the followL d^0"?' of water came to hand I >,av/v^r sample possible on the -mall ^ly as a* tell the cause of the sickness K H,! ? f4ar as 1 c;m active animal pollution but to t h recent or i»g vegetable1 maS: I °'deca-v" Plymouth during the unusuanviut lar CaSR a* accompanied by? the aiS e 'of 18," water in the Reservoir decreased v'' w1iie" there was a good amount of K? cons,cierah'y bottom, some of which was dS » igffWthat tbe the hot sun on the wSer Jaislni the action rapidly decayed, and in consequfnce th.'r^ K illness all over Plymouth ,i t'ure was much describe. The only thing that I can Suggest to you is to carefully boil the water »n,i n s"g?est to you is that your case is not the only on, I W, ^PP086 other illness in the town 'w\ l -f that t,Kr(' Officer of Health think about it ? £ S fodical understand that I have not made a } V! of course but I havegiyen mv co'»ph'teanalysis, tests and the result of a micro°c w ? chfc!n,ca] the suspedned matter all of oxairunr,tnn °f very similar to the ',3oi!?,si, Y Z and case. Signed, R H. HAKT AVT> B M Plymouth Harland 6to Dr Hugh^Jon^w^6 T']1''UnS and Mr Dr Jones' reply D?Hu °h rf-nd' and also DrJones'replv. Dr HI""h Jones, the Medical Officer's report on the matter, was as foIJows supply of your district S S puhhe water Mr Carnegie Willia, £$ a X Kdft,T"cr "lmok »«»«»« town at present SKhTl! T* ated among the ™ ( -V,nvch' sit»" lake has b £ en the sourC,oft T'?" Thta years, and so far back as IPRA M ;>llc suPP'y tor many fully examined by Dr PrSin l>,S°UrCC Medical Inspectors of tf e l nil Iarso»s> one of the and who then reported as foSSTf"' appears to be of excellent nnai;t i )vate' ^"pply its source not tn quality, and at any rate at n the evi'nt of tlS W^ l,° risk of pollution." source of thewatpr ? conditions obtaining at the Persons made « Vng ^een modified since Dr 1 arsons made his report, aud in consequence of the enclosed communications on the mattor on Tulv 22nd, in company with your f'lti ,?•»-«i t j ful evaminatinr. Vi r, Chairman I made a care- failed to finrl an fK- le catchment area and to find anything whatsoever which could in mountainous land, on u'hidi V"™ in kke ltsepmf t^anUrC °r mh onthe banks °f the n6rerefgL°dedbie Lthafl ci^ iS8,, 0uldt!e completely emptied I did in comnanv ^->1 examine the interior, which The floor ant? sJHn ^our Chairman this morning. were scrupulously^ranTnd^w^ of thp ean' and there were no evidences On mrninahi1! of vegetable debris of an> kind, thor Cr, intake of the lake I found WmtThat thh u ,,UP°P 4ft of water above it, but when the Li-P >!la y h%en so since the inst., arraSimenf 80 iow as to make this fresh eS hv Mr r SS31?\ -1 observe the sample takei^on^h^t?arnegie W i!Iiams for analysis was would hax-p _„ f an^ no doubt this specimen reseSd!r teh^f^rid 7^etable matter owing to the from thp la La V>y superficial layers of water XZ Jt l ±;, and,0nr owing to the long would be blwl f ofv^getable matter and debris ^Vk„ i I from the surrounding hills. Owinff vegetaWrwrowtl°f the lake there would also pe more of water 1,t m •' 'l* Pr0P0ItI0n to the usual volume which has V™? .owlnS to the intense heat, which has pre\ ailed of late, hems' favourable to al} presenceWofSve Jit;St^aCt therefore explain the taken at thp e suspended matter in samples that neaty ma.t'tt mcnt °ned and it is well-known r which is present in upland a deridpdl\7 ■pollr. I1IOU'Jtamous districts often imparts Itrlp tiyJ • ?W-°r brownish hue to the water. I effects are attributed to these nn t- T '111 reseryoirs and lakes, and in this work on p himuw ^produce some remarks from a pfrkP<f ™h^i1C a th Published this year by Dr water AflatCl &S ws"'—"Occasionally the natPd hf- thl °pen reservoirs becomes contami- ar\A rvfi • ^row^ an^ subsequent decay of algoe and other microscopic organisms. In some instances so abundant is the growth of the organisms that the to thn ^omes coloured red or green-blue, according pvil fmon Te orrsms- and is also turbid and oon^w^ • ,Zt does not appear that this induces an>" injurious effect upon the he consumers." I have also secured an ° .he water as furnished bv the tap situated !x r at 8 p-m- on Ju"'y 2lst> the day u n? ^!ie receipt of Mr Carnegie Williams' i^iK^ unication. The report was obtained from the Tr. wi„-j"I ^epartment of tylessrs Evans, Sons, and Chemists, of Liverpool. It reads as follows Analysis of sample of water-labelled- Sow T^CrJ l, '■ 01 from Dr Hugh Jones, Dol- ™linn'- n!wrPS ?n evaP°ration, 3*85 grains per n nt o^ l ln- Clilorides, 0"63 Nitric Nitrcgen, 0 02, Oxygen required for organic matter, 0 04 Free Am!™™ n-oa Parts per million; Albuminoid • > Lead, none. There is a very small deposit tree from organisms, consisting mainly of silicious matter. This is an exceedingly soft, pure water, which may safely be used for all domestic purposes. "-(Signed) EVANS, SONS & Co. P these facts and the careful examina- io9 of the source of our public water supply, I And it difficult to convince myself that the water is so contaminated as to be itself responsible for the existence of any diseases which prevail in the district. As regards diarrhoea, it is a disease which is more or less prevalent throughout the United Kingdom at present, and reference is made to it in the reports of the Medical Officers of Health of several of the large 1 have also personal knowledge of the fact tnat tne disease is now extremely prevalent in the rural districts of Dolgelley, which are not in any way- dependent upon the urban water supply. It is also well-known that long drought and high temperatures such as have prevailed of late, always tend to produce more or less extensive f\l1th, 1, "f ;l-.n .v_. "UI.A. V.I. UAQA 4.1.'u..ca GllU 3ther similar diseases. Dr H. Jones explained some points in the above report, and said that there was no ground whatever to say that there was any local cause of the illness complained of, and they could not attribute it to the water itself. The Chairman asked if the cases in town were not very few and mild. Dr H. Jones said they were not more than half & dozen to his knowledge. Mr R. Richards proposed that the Council send some of the water for analysis. Dr H. Jones hoped they would look at what he had done as done for the Council, but, in reply to Mr R. Richards, said he would be verv glad if they would sefid for a number of analyses, as one analysis was ncft final as to the safety of water. Nobody seconded Mr R. Richards' motion, and so the matter dropped. The Chairman gave expression to the thanks of the Council to the medical officer for his services in the matter. The Chairman said that he had been round the town to see if the drains were flushed properly, and he could say that all the tanks worked well, and the drains well flushed. NUISANCE. It was decided to send to Mr R. Edwards, Lawnt, giving him 14 days' notice to put the closets in his houses in proper condition. PERMISSION. It was decided that permission be given to Mr O. Griffiths to cut up the street to put pipes down from his house. AUDITOR'S REPORT. The Clerk read the auditor's report, a summary of which was given at the last meeting. The Clerk was authorised to take counsel's opinion on the liability of the County Council to pay the sum asked by the Council, V