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.= DOLGELLEY. MARRIAGE.—On January 9th, at Llanrwst, the Rev Peter Price, B.A., Liverpool, was married to Miss Williams, Stafford House, Llanrvvst. The Revs 0. L. Roberts, Liverpool, and H. P. Thomas, Liverpool, ■officiated. All Dolgelley people wish well to the newly-married couple. THE SCHOOLS,—The elementary schools were re- opened on Monday week after the Christ-mas holi- days. Miss Williams, Derwen House. commenced betr duties as headmistress of the Infant Board School. THE FREE LIBRARY.—The committee of the Library Authority is making every effort to pro- pound a scheme to meet the requirements of Mr W Evans. of Birmingham's proposal. As yet they have not formulated any definite scheme, but are enquiring for suitable premises in the town. THE EISTEDDFOD.—One of the most pleasing features of the last Meirion Eisteddfod was the high proportion of prizes won by Dolgelleyit-es. Among the prize winners were the Rev Parri Huws, Miss Nesta Wyn Edwards, Miss May Roberts, Mrs Evans, (formerly Miss Edwards), Coedcymer, and Messrs Meirion Davies, Glyn Edwards, Richard Edwards, and Robert Jones. A CLEAN. SHEET.—At the first petty sessions of the year there were no cases to be tried. Let us hope that this good beginning will prove good .augur of the scarcity of crime during the year. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev Thomas Jone', the well- known and popular evangelist from Rbostyllen, Wrexham, occupied the pulpit at Salem and Pen- maen last Sunday, and his ministry was much Appreciated. THE PRATER MEETINGS.—Last week prayer meetings were held in all the chapels, and the attendance was exceptionally good. It is said'that no such congregations have been seen for many years. SUDDEN DEATH.—Mrs Williams, of Llety Wynne, was suddenly taken ill on the street last Saturday afternoon, bhe was taken to the residence of Miss Jones, Queen's Row, and medical aid was obtained, but despite all efforts she expired in tt-te night, Great sympathy is felt with her bereaved family. AN INTERESTING GROUP.—The Deacons of Salem Church, with the Rev J. Williams, B.A., and the Rev Evan Roberts, were photographed by Mr Young. The group is intended for insertion in the album presented recently by the church to the Rev J. Williams, B.A. The family will depart for Wrexham this week, and all agree to wish them well in their new sphere. Their loss will be deeply felt in Dolgelley. PENDHK TIZEAT.-Tliei-e was a special interest in the Sunday school treat in connection with the cause at Pendre this year. It was arranged for Tuesday this week, it being the eve of the Kev J. and Mrs .s Williams and family's departure from the town. Mrs Williams has devoted much time and energy on behalf of the mission room atPendref, and it is impos- sible to estimate the extent of her services. The feeling of loss is very deep and sincere, and it was decided to make a presentation to Mrs Williams. The tea in the afternoon was given gratis to the Sunday School, the benefactor wishing to conceal his identity, although it was suspected that Plasucha knew some- thing about it. In the afternoon, the Sunday School was photographed, and a crowded group it was Then the tables were spread, and all partook of tea and dainties. Some outside friends had been invited to the treat, amongst them being the Rev E. Jones Edwards and Mr Thos Lewis, Arthog. In the evening a magic lantern entertainment was given by Mr R. C, Evans, and the presentation of a handsome oak tray, with inscription, was made to Mrs Williams. Several friends spoke, and the meeting, although a very interesting one, was clouded by the fact that it was the last for the much-respected family to attend. FUNERAL OF THE LATE THOS. GRIFFITHS.— The mortal remains of the well-known deacon, Thos Griffiths, of Llwyngwril, formerly of Llanelltyd, arrived at Dolgelley by the one o'clock train on Saturday, and a large number of friends awaited the cortege at the station, whence a procession was formed, and slowly wended its way towards Llanelltyd, where the interment was made. The ministers and deacons walked in front of the hearse and several carriages, which were followed by the general public in large numbers. The body was taken first to the Q.M. Chapel at Llanelltyd, where a short service was held under the presidency of the RevE. Vaughan Humphreys. The chapel was crowded. The Rev 1. Jones Williams, Llandderfel, read a portion of scripture, and the Rev Evan Roberts, Dolgelley, engaged in prayer. After sing- ing the deceased's favourite hymn, Syfled iechyd, syfled bywyd," etc., short addresses were delivered by the Rev John Davies, Bontddn Mr Edward Griffith, J.P., and the Rev Hugh Roberts, Rhydynmn. The meeting was closed with prayer by the ReV R. Morris, B.D. The body was then taken to the churchyard, and the Revs D. James, Llanegryn E. Jones, Edwards, Arthog; and O. Lloyd Owen, Bontddu, took part at the graveside. PRESENTATION.—A special meeting of the Women's Temperance Association was held on 1 Friday, at the English Presbyterian Chapel, to make a presentation to Mrs Williams, Plasucha, on the occasion of the departure of the family for Wrexham. The chair was occupied by Mrs Williams, Maesffynon, the president of the Associ- ation, and there was a good attendance. The meeting was introduced with prayer by Miss Evans, Maesyffynon. Then, after a song by Miss Parry, Plasnewydd, the President presented Mrs Williams with a handsome travelling clock, with an appro- priate inscription. In presenting it, on behalf of the Association, she paid a high tribute to the xervices of Mrs Williams in the cause of temperance and sobriety during her residence in the town. She was the prime mover in all their efforts, and the Association was much indebted to her zeal and indefatigable energy in all the various branches of the work. It would be a great loss to Dolgelley, especially to the poor and destitute, to lose Mrs Williams They all felt the parting very much. It was under deep feelings that MrsWilliams acknow- ledged the kind feelings shown towards her on that occasion. A song was then rendered by Mrs Robert Evans, and short addresses followed by Mrs R. C. Evans, Mrs Wynne Williams, and Mrs Edwards, Coedcvmmer. Miss Gwen Davies, Bridge- street, officiated at the organ. The meeting was closed with prayer by Mrs Williams, Maesffynon. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Council was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday week night, January 7th, at 7 o'clock, Present, Messrs J Edwards (chairman), Dr J Jones (vice-chairman), R Richards, E Wynne Williams, D Meredith, W Hughes, Ellis Williams; R Davies, W R Williams, with R Barnett (assistant clerk), and E R Jones (collector).—The Clerk read a letter from Mr Grant, stating that he would arrange that an engineer sbould meet representatives of the Council at an early date, and would give due notice of the time. The committee was arranged to meet at 2 o'clock on Wednesday.—Mr R Richards reported a visit of the chairman aud himself to Clogwyn, to see to the complaints as to the overflowing of the water. They were accompanied by Mr O D Rob- erts, and they had pointed out to him some defects and he was prepared to carry out improvements. They wished to suggest that the workmen of the Council be sent there to carry out the necessary improvements. Dr John Jones proposed that the chairman and Mr Richards be given full powers to carry out this matter to a conclusion.—Mr E Wynne Williams asked if they had a right to incur ex- penses outside the boundary.—Mr Richards said that they would spare many pounds by so doing. —Mr Ellis Williams asked if Mr 0 D Roberts would pay for the trough.—The Chairman said that it was a matter that would be brought forward fur- ther on.—Mr E Wynne Williams said that the County Council repaired the place before.—The niprk said that the most satisfactory way would be ,A. to have Mr Roberts to do it, and the Council to vote a sum towards the expenses.—Mr W R Wil- liams seconded Dr John Jones' motion, and ultim- ately it was carried unanimously.—Mr W Hughes proposed that a manhole be put at Penbryn at the function of the two roads by the Grammar School. Mr R Richards seconded and the motion was carried.—The Clerk read the medical officer's re- port which stated that no case of infectious disease had been notified, and that the health of the dis- trict was otherwise satisfactory,—Tenders for pro- viding iron gratings-Mr Robert Lloyd's tender- 9s 2d per gate-was accepted. It was decided that half the number be obtained during the next fortnight, and the other half during the following fortnight. The dispute between the Council and the County Council was next brought forward, and the Chairman said that he thought they should call the ratepayers to consider the question. Dr J Jones said that they had decided to go in for arbi- tration. Mr R Richards asked for how long the present arrangement of the County Council stood. TV»P Clerk said that it was for 3 years, li of which "had expired. Dr J Jones said that at the end of I ex that period they would be in a position to get I better terms. The Chairman said that the question before the meeting was whether they were going to call the ratepayers together, as the question of -arbitration had been settleo.-After a long discus- sion it was proposed by Mr\\ R Williams, seconded bv Mr Ellis Williams that the matter be referred to a meeting of the ratepayers. Dr John Jones said they could never get anything like the voice of the ratepayers by calling a meeting. The only 1 way was to have "a house to house canvass The motion was then withdrawn. The Council then decided to discuss the water works scheme in private, and the representatives of the press were asked to retire.

Rural District Council.

ABERDOVEY.

LAMPETER.

Vale of Aeron.

NEW QUAY.

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