Death and Burial OF Sir Grifflfb Evans, K.C.I.E. A Distinguished Welsh Jurist. MEMORIAL TRIBUTES. We regret to have to chronicle the death of Sir Griffith Evans, of Lovesgrove, which took place, after a protracted illness, at his residence on Thurs- day evening last. The deceased Knight returned from India last year, and bad since sojourned at various resorts in seek of health. He had only returne home from Bournemouth seven week previous to his death. While at home he was attended by Dr Harries, Aberystwyth, and while away be had the benefit of the advice of some of the best of the profession; but despite all, medical skill was of no avail,and he peacefully passed away on the above-mentioned day. The news of the death was received throughout the district with profound sorrow and regret, and the deepest sym- pathy is expressed on all hands with Lady Evans and family in their bereavement over a loss which is irreparable. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Sir Griffith Humphrey Pngh Evans, K.C.I.E., Jasfcice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the ilounty of Cardigan, was born on the 13th day of January, 1840, and was the third son of the late < John Evans, of Lovesgrove, Esquire, and a brother of Mr Lewis Pugh Pugh, formerly M.P. for Car- digan. He was educated at Bradfield College, and was a scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford, and an M.A. of Oxford University. On leaving Oxford he studied medicine in London for some years, but inding this pursuit not to his liking, took to the study of Law, was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1867, and in the same year went out to Calcutta and commenced practice there. In 1873 ke married Emilia, daughter of Mr James Hills, of Nee Dinagepore, and sister to Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., K.C.B., G.C.B. It was evident from the first that be had found his vocation, and be almost immediately established a large and successful practice. AbHlt the time of his first arrival in Calcutta, there had been a scheme for a new port to be established at Port banning, at the month of one of the streams of the Kaghli River, and a wild outbreak of speculation ran through the mercantile community of Calcutta, resetting in the failure of several important busi- ness houses Some heavy litigation arose out of this, and in several of these cases Sir Griffith Evans wasretained and made a conspicuous and brilliant hit. In later years he was almost continuously en- gaged in heavy appeal cases. The characteristic feature of his advocacy was as immediate grasp of the salient points of an in- tricate and long case and a faculty of clear and lncid expression of these point*. He could often demolish in three or four hours a case which had taken the other side three or four days to elabo- rate. He used often to say that once he saw the point of a case he would guarantee that be would stake the Court see and understand his point: whether they would agree with it and decide in hie favour was another matter. He gained the con- idence and respect of the Judges before whom he practised, for he never attempted to: mislead the tomrt, and where they decided against him and he advised an appeal to the Privy Council, such appeals were generally successful. During this pressure of business he found time to discharge the datiofs of the office which he held for nearly twenty y-rx, as member of the Viceroy's Legislative Council, and for which his intimate knowledge of satire life and character, derived from his confid- ential relations with the leading members of the native community, both Hindu and Mahommedan, as their trusted adviser, particularly fitted him. In recognition of these public services he was in 1892 treated a Kaight Commander of the Indian Empire. On several occasions he made masterly and statesmanlike speeches at the meetings of the Legislative Council, which attracted attention both is India and England. One notable speech was ia opposition to proposed legislation to allow Xmrapeans to be tried ley native magistrates, which raised almost a rebellion among the European in- habitants in India. Another was delivered in opposition to certain legislative proposals relative to taxation, which the Indian Government at the dictation of the Secretary of State for India, brought forward, contrary to the univeral sense of the luropanaad Indian community, in the interests of the Manchester cotton spinners, raising a very important constitutional question, whether the Indian Government were to legislate according to the wishes of India, or according to the dictates of the Secretary of State representing the House ef Commons, or an important faction therein. On aaother occasion he gave a masterly analysis and itik unanswerable indictment of the unnecessary ex- penditure and waste of Indian money by the Indian Office in London. In the midet of these multi- farious interests, he kept in touch with all recent discoveries of science and with the trend of modern ttnght- He had an intimate Knowieuge ui iuc ouipuira aad was fond of illustrations from Holy Writ. In debouncing the proposals of the Indian Govern- ment to impose import duties on all imports, how- ever trifling, except Manchester cotton goods, he once, in a public speech, compared the Govern- metd to the Pharisees who pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier Matters of the law." When ordered by his medi- ■cal advisers to go to a German watering place, he quoted the words of Naaman the Syrian, Are not Abanah and Pharphar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel "and went to Llandrindod instead. Though so much abroad, he was an enthusiastic "Welshman and a fluent Welsh speaker. He was a keen sportsman. In his younger days in India, he was a regular attendant at the meets of the Tent Ohtb and it was said, no horse ever pulled with kim, for no horse could go as fast as he wished. Irt. later years he used to ride regularly in Calcutta, Md during his short visits to his home in Wales, used to thoroughly enjoy hunting and shooting, amd tke pursuits of country life. L. L_ In private life he was extremely popular, uaviu^ a personal charm and a ready sympathy and in- terest which endeared him to all about him-old and young, rich and poor- while his absolute fair- mess and his capacity for understanding the views and opinions of those who differed from him and kis ready recognition that there are two sides of a -question, combined with sound judgment, enabled him to go through life, making no enemies, gain- ing the respect of his opponents, and smoothing Out differences and mediating between others: His death, occurring as it did soon after he had decided to virtually retire from India and live more at home, is a heavy loss to Cardiganshire, -which is deprived of one whose undoubted ability, "ripe and varied experience, extreme tact and good judgment would have been of inestimable benefit to the county where he was born and where he lm returned to rest. THE HOUSE OF LOVESGROVE. 1 Lovesgrove, the seat of the late Sir Griffith Evans, is one of those historic houses in the Valley of the Hheidol, which give so much importance to the district. The present residence took the place, some years ago, of the older mansion, mentioned in the early proceedings of the Aberystwyth Court Leet. Its motto is well known, 2?w?r geidwr brain, q0& provides for the Ravens, the crest being a Raven as in arms. The family is of ancient lineage, many noble names, amongst them that of the honourable family of Puleston of Emral appearing .') jI- C'I! on its roll. The great granaiatner ot ttie late oir Griffith was Griffith Ivan, of Tymawr who married Hano-hfpr of Robert Jones, of Aberllefeni, in )(erionelhshire, and had issue a ron. also Griffith, -whose son, by his wife ^7' £ a'ughJ°!hlJ Jones, of Tafolwern, was the late John Evans of Lovesgrove, father of the deceased Knight. THE FUNERAL. The funeral took place on MoD^ay_naf^eTrS' Amidst every manifestation of sorrow and ^regret. i#now rarely covers the ground in tbi > and there was a touching appropnaten^ in the fact that the earth was ponded in its white mantle on toe day o burial of the deceased Knight. At the hems long procession of carriages had been J? along the drive, the gentry of the neighbourhood being represented almost without exception at tne funeral. The chief mourners were Lady Evans, -widow Mr Griffith and Mr J. J Evans. sons r^ Misses Gladys, Betha. and Gwyneth Evans, daughters Rev John Pugh Evans. brother; Mrs David Pugh Evans, Mr Lewis Pugh, nephew; Mr Howell Powell Edwards, Sir James Hills-Johnes, Dolaucothy, brother-in-law General Sir John Hills Miss Jones, and Mr Charles Jones One ol the sons Lieutenant Lewis Evans, was unable to b4 present at the funeral, he being at the time on )ii wa, home from Sooth Africa, wbw* be bad been on active service with his regiment, the Black Watch, and was expected to arrive at Lovesgrove about Wednesday. The distance from Lovesgiovs to the ancient church of Llanbadarn Fawr is about two miles, and the cortege left the house shortly after three o'clock, reaching the church a few minutes before four. On the way snow fell heavily, making the road heavy for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The coffin, which encased a shell, was of polished oak with massive brass mountingg, and was borne in a hearse. Upon it were placed the family wreaths. The breastplate bore the following inscription GRIFFITH P. EVANS, ENTERED INTO nEST FEB, 6TH. AGED 62 YEARS. $ Amongst those who had sent carriages or were present at the funeral were the following Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., Gogerddan Captain Pryse Miss Jones, Dole Mr W. B. Powell and Captain E. A. L. Powell, Nanteos Major J. J. Bonsall, Fron- fraith; Mr Hughes Bonsall, Glanrheidol; Dr Morgan, Nantceirio Mr J. Parry, Glanpaith Mr and Mrs F. R. Roberts, Penwern Mrs Richards, Bryneithen Mr G. W. Parry, Llidiarde Mr L. P. V- Pryse, Pantgwyn; Mr Roderick Richards, Penglaise Miss Jones, Frongog; Mr John Francis, Wallog; Mr David Howell, Cwm; Mr Methuen Leir, Cwmcoedwig; Mrs Williams, Plynlimon House, Aberystwyth Captain Cozens, Bronpadarn; Principal T. F. Roberts, Professor Angus, and Professor Genese, (representing University College, Aberystwyth), Mr H. C. Fryer (county clerk), Coienel Fryer, Dr Harries, Mr Herbert Hughes, Prebendary Williams, Rev Griffith Parry, Rev D. Morgan (Penilwyn), Rev J. I1- Lloyd (vicar of Llanilar, Alderman Peter Jones, Mr D. C Roberts, the Mayor of Aberystwyth (Mr R. J. Jones), Mr John Watkins, Mr T. Griffiths, Mr J. D. Perrott, Mr D. Lloyd Lewis (National and Provincial Bank), Captain James (Llanbadarn-road), Mr Stanley Griffith Jones, Captain McGildowney, Messrs B. Ellis Morgan. J. Jenkin Jones, John Williams. W. T. Williams, W. A. Miller, J. E. James, Jack Owen, Richard Morgan, Isaac Griffiths, H. P. E< I wards, J. H. Edwards, David Phillips, David Jenkins, Glasgrug J. R. James, Peithyll, J. R. Hughes, Bow Street, D. Colville, Winstanley, etc. A larzo number of people had gathered in the precints of the church. The coffin was carried into the sacred edifice by workitien and tenants of the estate, these being Messrs David Richards, Thomas Richards, John Richards, John Hughes, William j Charles, John Murrell, and vvunam uavies. The burial service was exceedingly impressive. Several of the beautiful wreaths received from sympathetic friends had been arranged about tho j altar steps. The gloom of the^ chancel was relieved by lighted candles, which threw a soft mellow light. The Rev J. Havard Protheroe. M.A., Archdeacon of Cardigan, was the officiating minister, assisted by the Rev Nathaniel Thomas, M.A., vicar of Llanbadarn Fawr. The hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy," was sung by the choir, followed by the chanting of the 90th Psalm. The Archdeacon then read the lesson, and" Peace, perfect peace was sung as the closing hymn. As the mourners left the church, Mr Cashmore, the organist, played the "Dead March." At the grave- side, the committal prayer was offered by the Archdeacon, and the choir sang the hymn For ever with the Lord." While the last rites were being said the Church bell tolled a muffled peal., The hour was calm and quiet, the snow had ceased falling, the sun shone in its full splendour, and its slanting rays, striking between the ancient yews, filled the burial ground with warmth and light. As the last strokes of the bell died away on the air, and the sun slowly sank behind the hills, all that was mortal of the departed were consigned to their last resting place. The sides of the entrance to the vault were draped with moss, relieved with white narcissi and snowdrops, the work of Mr Austin, Abermaide, and Mr Hutchisson, Dole. The widow bore the trying ordeal with fortitude, and it is hardly necessary to add that universal sympathy is expressed with her and her family in their deep sorrow. FLORAL TRIBUTES. The following is a list of those who sent flowers and wreaths for the funeral:—Miss Jones (Plas Padarn), Miss Grace. Purton, Mr and Mrs Ellis Morgan, Sir Pryse and Lady Pryse, Mr and Mrs Howell Edwards, Mr and Mrs H. W. Hoare, The Misses Jones Frongog, Mrs Pryse Pryse, Mrs Phillips, Dr and Madame Borsdorf, Mr and Mrs Frederick Roberts, Murrell, Loaisa and William, Major and Mrs Bonsall (Fronfraith), Mrs Hughes-Bonsall, Captain and Mrs Cosens, Mrs Hills (Shrewsbury), Miss Edwards and Miss Sarah Edwards, Mrs Jones (Gwynfryn), Mrs Mr and Miss Williams, Mr and Mrs Powell (Nanteos), Countess of Lisburne, Archdeacon Prothero, Mr Parker, Mrs Davies- Evans, Mrs Deane, Viscountess Parker, Mr and Mr Robert Hills, Colonel and Mrs Cubite, General Sir James and Lady Hills-Johnes alld Mrs Jobnee (Dolaucothy), Mr and Mrs Waddingham, Mr and Miss Bonsall, Mr and Mrs Methuen Leir, Mr and Mrs Pugh (Abermaed), General and Miss Jenkin Jones. Mrs Greer, Miss Evans. Miss Betha Evans, Miss Gwyneth Evans, Mr Griffith Evans, Mr Lewis Evans, Mr James John Evans, Lady Evans, Mr and Mrs Evacs Pugh, Mr and Mrs Macnair. Llanbadarn Church, under the shadow of which Sir Griffith was buried in the family vault, is one of, if not indeed, the most interesting in the Princi- pality. The present structure is of varied dates and styles, the massive tower dating from the open- ing years of the 12th century. Dedicated to St Padarn with the magnificently carved stone cross, known to all antiquaries as Padarn's Cross the lofty entrance arch; the narrow Ifcncet windows, and the massive walls, the Church is one round which time has, centuries aeo, decked it with boaty wreaths. In ita extensive God's Acre," generations of Cardiganshire's sons and daughters have been laid, and here, in solemn simplicity has been placed all that could die of the learned jurist.
MEMORIAL TRIBUTES. Principal T. F. Roberts, M.A., of the University College of Wales, writes.- The University College deeply shares in the general griefv caused in his native town and county by the death of Sir Griffith Evans. By his distinguished career of public service he has won an honoured place among the number of her sons whom Wales has sent forth to the wider world outside her borders; and there are few to whom she could point with juster pride as being typical I of the best she has it in her to give. The work to which he devoted his life was done in India but darine his intervals of rest at home he gave many indications of a deep interest in the welfare of the College, of which he was in later years a governor. A notable instance was the address he gave to the students on the careers open to them in India. It was the appeal of one who loved Wales and loved India, an appeal which will, I trust, yet bear fruit in the minds of the- aMest of the younger generation. His plea at the Governors' meeting in November, 1900 for a University study of broad principles of law as an equipment for its practice, spoken with the weight of one who had for 30 years practiced in India and had for 22 years been concerned in all the legislation going on in that country, will be remembered for its Insight and breadth and the encouragement it gave in the promotion of the Aberystwyth School of Law, which has now begun its work. We looked forward to a time wnen ne wouiu be at leisure to give to the College in the tasks which lie before it and to his native district the invaluable help of his continuous presence and guidance. Now Chat we have sorrowfully learned that this was not to be, we remember with gratitude that he has left to his nearest ones, to Cardiganshire, and to Wales, a revered memory, a precious example of blended gifts of mind and character and of unceasing devotion to duty., Mr H. C. Fryer, Clerk of the Peace and of the Lieutenancy for the County of Cardigan, writes By the death of Sir Griffith Humphrey Pugh Evans, K.C.I.E., J.P., and D.L., the county of Cardigan has lost, I believe I may truly say. her most distinguised magistrate. Appointed a justice of the peace in the year, 1876, and deputy lieutenant in 1880, he has all too rarely been able to give to the Bench and the Court of Quarter Sessions, the benefit of his wide and deep legal learning and his acute and commanding in- tellect. But great hopes were entertained that on his retirement from the Indian Bar his great knowledge and experience, and his surpassing! abilities would, during the evening of his life, have been at the service of the county he loved so well, and of the people whose wants, wishes, and aspirations he so thoroughly understood and sympathised with. Alas! This was not to be; cut off at the com- paratively early age of sixty-two, all who knew (and who of his neighbours did not know) the beauty of his character, his unselfish, sympathetic and kindly nature and his intense love for Wales and all things Welsh, now mourn his loss witn deep and sincere regret; and. as we stood beside his grave to-day in the ancient Churchyard of Llanbadarn, we ielt that not only the county of Cardigan, but the whole Empire is distinctly the poorer by his death.-Begitieseat in pace, i
r-I CARDIGAN. SCBOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the Cardigan School Board was held at the Council Chamber on Monday week, the Rev J. Williams, in the chair. There were also present, Mrs Davies, Mr D. Morris, Rev G. HHghes, and Mr J. C. Roberts.—A letter was produced from the Swansea Institute for the blind asking for clothing for the blind girl, Fanny Thomas, who is at present in that institution from the district.—The Clerk was instructed to write to the secretary of the institution asking what clothes were required.—A communication was read from Mr Evans, Board School, St. Dogmolls, asking the Board to instruct their attendance officer to make a census of all the children under fourteen years of age living in St. Dogmells, and under their jurisdiction. -The attendance officer was instructed to prepare the required census.—Rev G. Hughes proposed that tenders be invited for providing a piano for the infants' department.—Mrs Davies seconded and the proposition was carried. COUNTY SCHOOL.—A meeting of the managers of the Cardigan County School was held at the school on Monday week, the Rev J. Williams, presid- ing. There were also present, Mrs Phillips, Mr B Reem, Mr J. Owen, MrO. Beynon Evans, and Dr Stephens. —A letter was read from Mr D. White Jones, assistant master at the school, asking for an advance in his salary.—Dr Stephens proposed this application be granted.—Mrs Phillips seconded the proposition, and it was decided to grant an advance of iElO per annum to commence from the end of the present term.—On the motion of Mr 0 Beynon Evans, seconded by Mr Owen, it was decided that in future the Clerk be requested to obtain tenders for all repairs to the school above the value of £ 1. -Mr O. Benyon ETans proposed that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Board of Education ask- ing them to send the science and art grant earned by the school direct to the managers.—Dr Stephens seconded the proposition, which was carried.—On the proposition of Mr 0. Beynon Evans, seconded by Mr B. Rees, it w*s resolved that the question of the extension of the school buildings be ad- journed sine die.-It was decided on the proposition of Mr O. Beynon Evans, seconded by Mr B. Rees, that a vote of thanks be given to the Rev J Gwyon for the badges which be so kindly supplied to the County School boys, and the Clerk was instructed to write to that effect.-On the motion of Mrs Phillips, seconded by Mr B. Reos, it was Teeolved that Dr Rees be authoritied to obtain garden tools for the use of the boys attending the school. THE QUESTION OF PROVIDING AN ISOLATION HOSPITAL.—A joint meeting of the members of the Cardigan Town Council and the Cardigan Rural Council was held at the Council Chamber, Cardigan, on Thursday afternoon of last week, Col W Picton Evans presiding. There were also present the Mayor (Mr Arthur Clougher), Messrs J Daniel, J. Evans, Ivor Evans, T H Williams, Llwynduris, Ceredig Evans, Thomas Griffiths, and Mr James Evans, together with the Town Clerk (Mr D Morgan Jones), and Mr D Davies (clerk to the Cardigan Rural District Council).—The Chairman explained that the object of the meeting was to discuss the question of providing an isolation hos- pital. The members of the Cardigan Rural District Council bad been invited to meet the Cor- poration, and he was of the opinion, if they worked together, that such an hospital could be providi-d, where isolated cases might be treated;—The Mayor said that, providing small-pox visited the district, it would be absolutely necessary to provide an iso- lation house or hospital, and if such an hospital were now provided, in the event of small-pox breaking out, the panic would be stamped out at the start, instead of it going throughout the dis- trict.—Mr T H Williams proposed that the Town Council and Rural District Council' work together in the matter.—Mr J Evans seconded.—Mr Ivor Evans said that they could recommend that the matter be passed, but they mustVefer it back to the Town Council.—The proposition that the two councils work together was carried.—The Mayor asked if anyone present knew of an isolated cottage suitable for the purpose. It would be ad- visable to have the spot as near Cardigan as pos- sible, so that it would be within reasonable reach of the doctors.—The Chairman mentioned an isolated cottage at Jerico, a place situated on the old Gwbert Road, as a suitable spot if the building could be purchased.—The Mayor said that the water supply at that spot was poor.—Mr D Davies thought it would be a better plan to purchase an iron hospital which could be procured from London complete within ten days They must, of course, purchase a site.—Tygwyn was also mentioned as an excellent site, where a good supply of water could be obtained.—Mr J Daniel said that an iron hos- pital could be purchased much cheaper in Cardigan than sending to London for it. He thought, how- ever, that an hospital built of nine-inch brick would be more suitable to the purpose.—The Chairman said that it would be advisable to agree first of all upon a site. He was afraid that a cot- tage would not be sufficiently large.—It was ultimately decided that the chairmen of the two councils, Mr James Evans, and Mr J Daniel, to- gether with the two medical officers, and the clerks of the two councils, be appointed a committee to inspect a site and report.
Board of -Guardians. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Cardigan Board of Guardians was held at the Board-room at the Workhouse, St Dogmell's, on Thursday) of last week, Mr B Rees, chairman, presiding. There were also present the Ren J Williams and E D Evans, Messrs J W Stephens, Lewis Davies' T Griffiths, Jonah Evans, J Evans (Mount), 'Thomas Evans (Llwynduris), Evan Lewis, E P Jenkins, W J Wil- liams, J Rowe, Wm Williams, J Adams, Thomas Colby. W Mathias, T H Williams, James Evans: (Verwig), George Biddyr, B Vaughan. T Lewis (Newport), and T Thomas, together with the clerk (Mr D Davies). MASTER'S RRPORT, The Master reported that there were 65 inmates in the house, compared with 77 in the correspond- ing period last year, During the fortnight one pauper was admitted, none discharged. No births or deaths. Twenty-nine tramps bad visited the institution during the fortnight, compared with 24 in the same period last year. RELIEVING OFFICER'S REPORTS. The relieving officers' reports showed that the amount of outdoor relief administered during the past fortnight was E123 15s, corresponding period last year, £ 133 10s lOd, decrease Zg 15s lOd. The number of outdoor paupers relieved during the fortnight was 452, as compared with 475 in the corresponding fortnight last year; decreaseJ53. Amount in relieving officers' hands Baynes P.5 2s 8d, Griffiths £ 49s 4d. ADVBRSE BALANCE. There was an adverse balance against the Union of iC40 15s. THE CASE OF AGNES DRBW. The Clerk read a communication from the clerk of the Carmarthen Asylum, stating that Agnes Drew. Castle-terrace, had been removed from the institution, and requesting the Board to. accept chargeability. A bill, amounting to about E3, for expenses incurred in connection with her removal and medical examination, was produced. It eventually transpired during the dfiscussion that the girl's mother was in receipt of about iClOO a year It was decided to accept the chargbility and to pay the bill, and that an application should be made to the mother for the amount paid. THE-; QUESTION OF The Clerk read a letter from the TowmClerk of Car- digan (Mr DJ Morgan Jones) stating: that he (the TownClerk) hatd been desired by thelkwn Council to bring to the notice of the Board oL, (Soardians the advisability of some steps being taken to make known the advantage of vaccination and re-Tac- cination as- a precaution against small pox. The Town Couiuril had had pamphletsmted in English and Welsh upon the question of' small pox, a copy, of whiohrwas left at every housa ih the borough. The Chairman—I think it would certainly be I desiraMe ior us to take everyvprecaution that we can. S suggest that all the inmates in the House should be re-vaccinated and 1 think it would aifco ] be adfisable if we could obtaito statistics from the Go-wenument of the results of. vaccinated and aon- I vaceinated cases. Mr Jonah Evans created soroe amount of auaase- ment by remarking that anfciKvaccinators were g-oing to the ground by leaps awl bounds. He was of opinion that it would set a good example if all the members of the board were re-vaccinated. Mr T. H. Williams asked if there was any charge made for re-vaccinating the inmates of tho Union. The Clerk replied in, the negative. However, he thought that before they decided to No-Taccinate they should have some idea of the expense that would te necesssarily incurred. In ooe town, for instance, owing to an outbreak of small pox, the expense of vaccination amounted to JD659, as com- pared with £ 155last year; consequently if they decided to go in for vaccination, they should be prepared to pay for it. H_- Mr T. H. Williams said it would oe Dener even i to pay the amount and keep away small-pox, j otherwise it would eventually cost them a larger amount in coffins (laughter). Rev J. Williams: I cannot say that I altogether agree with the letter from the Corporation. I think the Council should do something in the way of providing an isolation hospital, which I certainly consider the most important item, and so far as I am aware the Council have done nothing in that direction. Mr T. H. Williams explained that the Town 1 Council had already moved in the matter of pro- viding an isolation hospital, and they intended I meeting members of the Cardigan Rural District Council that afternoon with the view of taking I iGÎ8t action 18 the matter. m J.— -=- I Mr T. Colby: I believe that the increase in small pox is due in a great meassre to compulsory notifi- cation apd compulsory removal. No doubt isola- tion would do some amount of good, but if it is made compulsory, my opinion is, that it would do more harm than good. Mr W. J. Williams: I propose that the inmates of this Union offer themselves for re-vaccination. I find that similar steps have been taken in several other places. With regard to statistics I have dis- covered that the number of deaths are much greater among non-vaccinators than those who had been vaccinated. Personally I am glad to think that in Cardigan many of the disciples of Mr Colby have seen the error of their ways, and have con- sequently consulted the doctors. Mr Jonah Evans remarked that public opinion was very strongly in favour of vaccination, as was praved by the many thousands .who had been vac- cinated. He would second the motion. A member: Can any one be compelled to be vaccinated ? The Clerk: No. Mr T. Colby proposed a direct negative. On the question being put to a vote, twelve voted in favour of tbe motion and five against. The motion was therefore declared carried. The Rev J. Williams proposed that in reply to the communication received from the Town Coun- cil of Cardigan, it should be stated what steps the J Guardians had taken with regard to the paupers and tramps, and pointing out the necessity of pro- viding an isolation hospital as soon as possible. With due reepect to Mr T. H. Williams, he was of opinion that even with the Town Council a little mild pressure was necessary. Mr Jonah Evans seconded, and the proposition was carried. Mr Baquee: \that course am I to take in the case of tramps ? The Clerk: It is your duty to take them to Dr Jones for examination before admitting them to the Workhouse. Mr T. H. Williams inquired what was the con- dition of the lodging house where the supposed outbreak of small-pox took place. Mr Baques: It is in a stinking condition. The Clerk said that it was the duty of the Cor- poration officials to attend to that.
I Cardigan Town Council. The usual monthly meeting of the Cardigan Town Council was held at the Council Chamber, Cardigan, on Monday morning, the Mayor (Mr Arthur Clougher), presiding. There were also pre- sent, Aldermen B. James, J. C. Roberts, andCeredig Evans, Councillor T. H. Williams, E. Bowen, E. Mathias, J. Evans (builder), J. Evans (auctioneer), Harper, Samuel Young, and T. Watkins. together with the Town Clerk (Mr D. Morgan Jones), and the Borough Surveyor (Mr T. Bowen). BURIAL BOARD BUSINESS. The Clerk produced a design of a head stone which was proposed to be placed on a grave in the cemetery.—The design was passed.—An application for the grant of a plot of land in favour of Morris Thomas, North-road, was granted. The Mayor remarked that a blind had recently been put up inside the mortuary. Mr B. James was of opinion that the cemetery, wall would require attention after the frost. Mr T. Watkins—But we do not know how long the frost will continue. Ad SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported as follows:—"The fol- lowing quantities of highway stone have been measured and supplied since the last monthly meeting of the CouncilRichard Thomas, 60 tons, 14 cwt; John Griffiths, 46 yards, 12 feet; John Evans, 36 yards, 19 feet; D. R. Davies, 8 yards, 9 feet; Thomas Evans, 45 yards, 6 feet; John James, 34 yards, 24 feet. Notices have been served upon the following persons to abate the nuisances in Bridge Street-lane D. O. Jones, Captain Lewis Davies, Miss S. A. Williams, and Captain William Boweiy Crown Inn. All the notices have been com- plied with, and the manure and ashes removed. I have also revested each of the persons named to place their ashes on the side of the streets daily so as to be reemoved by the scavenging oart.—The privet in the Victoria gardens are now being pruned, I estimate that 1,875 yards of highway stone will be required for the ensuing year-the 6ame quantity as last year." Mr T. Watkins Are last year's contracts com- pleted?: The Surveyor: No, not quite. Mr J. C. Roberts said that he would like to call the attention of the Surveyor to a portion of a building, the property of Mr D. O. Jones, under which the public had to pass. He thought the building in question was in a dangerous condition, but it would be better if the Surveyor examined it. WATElt INSPECTOR'S REPORT The Town Clerk said that at the last meeting of the Council it was stated that 75 notices bad been served upon people to repair taps, etc., and from information received from the water inspector that morning, be believed that all the notices had been complied iwiitlSL. Mr Ceredig Evans asked whose duty it was to prevent the children from sliding on the pavements during the frosty weather. The Town Clerk said that the pavements were under the control of the Town Council, and the highways, under the control of the police, but of course it was the duty of the police to protect the public.. FIRR ALARM BBLI* The Mfcyor said that an error had been made by the Council respecting the tone of the bell. It would be, of no mse to erect a new bell the same tone as the otd ove. Mr James, Gwalia House, undertook to, peocurethe bell the required tone, but said the weight would be more than that set out on the original teodar. A charge of Is 2d per lb extra would be made. FTTCNNAETION OF WHARVES. Mr Ceredig Evans said that the gentlemea repre- senting tbe-Seafiower Co. had given the Committee from the Council to understand that they would go to no expense in the matter, and nothing had been definitely settled1. Mr J. C., Eibberts pointed out that it bad been suggested that a chain should be erected on the spot, allowing- a pass by of two yards. 1 Mr T..Wafekinu proposed that nothing be done in I the matter; MrJJ Evane (auctioneer) was of opinion that something should most certainly be done. It was a very serioas matter. The Mayor thought that if two posts and a chain were erected on the spot, it would meet all their requirements. They desired to protect strangers, and if any wished to jump oTer the chain, of course that waa-not their fault. Mr Geredig Evans said that M. Davies had stated that the Seaftower Co were quite willing for the Council tø. db anything at their own expense. The Town Clerk explained that the place was not used; a great deal, and the chances would be that the chain would not be removed for quite a fortnight; at a time. Mr J C. Roberts thought that the Council had no right to encroach on private property. Mr Ceredig Evans proposed that the scheme of Mr Davies, Stanley House, be adopted as the most effectual. Mr J. C. Roberts proposed that the chain be put on the street near the Royal Oak where it could easily be moved when required. Mr T. Watkins proposed that the matter be. left in the hands of the Committee to carry out the work. The matter was eventually left to a committee composed of the whole Council. AMBULANCE STRETCHER. The Town Clerk stated that the amSwlance stretcher had arrived. Mr T. H. Williams expressed a wish that its ser- vices would not be often required. LAMPS. The Town Clerk said that the committee ap- pointed to see into this matter had visited Morgan- street, and recommended that two lamps be re- placed. Mr T. Watkins remarked that 1- hoped they were keeping the distance of about ffi yards. The recommendation of the committee was adopted. The same committee also recommended that a new lamp be placed in the viemity of Albion- terrace. This recommendation was also adopted. MEAT MARRXT. The Mayor said he wished to adjourn the ques- tion of the alteration of the meat market until the next monthly meeting, because he had not the plans and figures that day. pUNS. All plans presented to the Council were passed. STEAM ROLLER. The Town Clerk suggested that the Council should communicate with the Carmarthen people (who had a steam roller) asking if they would not hire it out. The Mayor thought that it would be advisable to inquire into the matter in order to see if they could not obtain the steam roller for three weeks or so. He would propose that the Town Clerk be instructed to make inquiries. 1 Mr J. C. Roberts seconded the proposition, which was carried. FAIRS. The date of the wool fair was fixed for the same day in the same week as last year, and the goose fair for the Monday preceding Christmas. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. The Mayor read a communication from Mr Rees, Swansea, which, however, could not be looked upon as an official reply, stating that there was not any- thing liko sufficient traffic on the branch from Car- Ie ^KM digan to Whitlano to warrant the company running an additional train every day. The matter iad been carefully considered from every point of view. Mr J. C. Roberts said that it would be of iifterest to discover how much more traffic went to New- castle Emlyn than to Cardigan. The former place had one additional train, and also more and cheaper excursions. Mr J. Evans (auctioneer) said that he had often brought the matter before the Town Improvement Committee. Mr Robinson, timber merchant, Bon- cath, was of opinion that if the four o'clock train was altered to depart at 2-30 p.m. that It would suit general purposes much better. Mr Ceredig Evans remarked that Mr Robinson appeared to think that the Town Council were satisfied with things as they stood at present, but this was not so. j The Mayor gave notice of motion that the matter be considered at the next meeting of the Council. IMPROVEMENTS. The Mayor said that there was a sum of £20 in the bank which could only be devoted to the Recreation Ground and the Victoria Gardens. It had been suggested that snme elms be planted in the recreation ground. The question of trees was a very important one. The work should be done at once, or else twelve months would be lost. An avenue of trees would be a great improvement to the ground. The cost of the trees would be about 2s 6d each. They did not propose to spend the whole of the money, but about Z12. Mr E. Mathias proposed that two dozen elms be purchased. Mr J. Evans (builder) seconded, and the proposi- tion was carried. The Mayor said that Mr Shaw had also suggested the planting of some dozen to eighteen variegated laurels in the Victoria Gardens, which would put the gardens in a perfect condition. The cost would be about Is 6d each. On the proposition of Mr T. H, Williams seconded by Mr T. Watkins, it was decided that the plants be obtained. THEATRICAL LICENCE. The Town Clerk said that the fee for a theatrical licence for the Town Hall had risen from 10s to £2 2s. The Corporation were responsible, and if a theatrical performance was given in the hall with- out the necessary licence, they could be summoned by the police or the County Council. THE SMALL POX QUESTIOK. The Town Clerk said that be had written to Mr D. Davies. clerk to the Board of Guardians, re- specting the small pox question, and the reply urged the Town Council to go in for ac. isolation hospital. Mr T. H. Williams was of opinion that the public could be re-vaccinated free of charge. Several bills were passed, and the Council rose.
LEWYNGWRIL. LLANGELYNIN SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of this Board was held on Saturday, Mr Ellis Williams, Bwlcbgwyn (chairman), presid- ing. There were. also present Messrs E. Gabriel, Castell; O. Jones, Ynys Owen; and J Thomas, Ty Newydd. Llnynprvril!Matters.—Owing to the unavoidable absence of Mr W Lloyd, the local member, it was decided to adjoam the matter of the alterations to ;the LlwyngwnJ school classroom for a month- A very cordial vote of thanks was unanitooasly 'passed to Mr R Smith, of Manchester, for his very kind gift of £ 12 10s towards the new piano for this school. Thte- master, Mr R. Foulkes Jones, was pleased to inform the Board that the children and himself bad collected £10 13s 8d, leaving a.balance of £ 1 16* 4d.which he hoped to make up. Bhosle/aim Matter*.—Tbe matter of gettc«g new desks for the Rhoslefain school classroom; was ad- journed in order that the local members might get measurements and fix upon suitable desks. School Attendance Lists,- The diffferaat lists 1 were readr and considered. In the Artbog, district, notices bad been sent out by the clterk. Mr Stevenq,.Fairbourne, attended in compliance with notice to> explain the non-attendance of bis cbild- ren. Mfcny letters and doctors' certiflicatefi were also received from Arthog district, expJaxning the irregular attendance of the children. BillA-Cheques were ordered to tie- drawn for accounts totalling £55.
ABERDOVEY. "OLD ROGER" is the subject of an interesting article by Philip Sidney in anotbw column. CONVENTION.—The Wesleyan. Circuit of Towyn ha,ve arranged a convention to beheld at fowyn on the 19th of this month. TABERNACL.—The Christian Endeavour meeting was held on Monday evening, when papers were read by Miss A M Jones, Ivy House, on Charles y Bala," and by Mr D J Jones, on Peter H Williams." &11 TEMPERANCE.—At tne usual temperate on Sunday evening, addresses were delivered y the Rev J Davies, Glandovey, and Mr J Lumley. The chairman for the month is Mr John Owen, Celtic House. Owing to the severity of the woatber the attendance was very smalL ANOTHER SEAFARING VETERAN. -The Royal Alfred A.M.S. Institute nominated Captain Roger Lewis, of this town, to be a recipient of a grant of 912. The news was received by his many friends I with great delight. A most deserving case is that of Captain David Jones, Chapel-square, who now resides with his son, Mr Thomas Jones, Alma- wm™ This old veteran was born in 1821, went to sea in 1840, and for about half a century worked hard and suffered much. He has had many sorrows on the sea. About eighteen months ago, be had a stroke of apoplexy, and has been lying in a very prostrate state. About six months ago be received a heavy blow in the death of his wife, who bad been his partner in life for over fifty-two j years. An Army order contains Tutl dotails of the alteration, in the dress of officers recently ap- proved by the Ki»g. It is mit.c.pated that the Changes in uniform will result m a Ver* CT! •id«lble saving on the outfit of officers of the jtavalrv ot tne i, -= tbs eerns&a otsae asked for full ^tmls of Eiirl Grey's public-house scheme, as well M a sketch and plans of the pubho-houso which will shortly be opened by the trust near Messrs. Anastrene's works at NevroasUe,
.Æ J.III. MACHYNLLETH. are pleased to find that HHss Delia Davies, eldest daughter of Mr Hugh Davies, chemist, has passed the intermediate examination tor the M.B. Degree, London Oniversity. be is a student ,;at the London School of Medicine, for Women, and Royal Free Hospital, and took her science at the University College, Aberystwyth, j CYMKEI«YDDIOK SOCIETY.—Mr John Rowlands presided over the ordinary fortnightly meeting of this society, which was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening in last week. There was a great, number of members present to listen to a paper read by the Rev Wn ion Evans on "Nature and her Literature." The paper was written in excellent Welsh, and had been composed with great, care and patience, the subject :ign-oiviiig a great deal of reading on the part of the writer. At the close of the meeting the President, Vice president (Morfa), Gordofig, Mr Edward Rees, Mr Evan Jones, B.A., Mr Edwards, BrynfTynon, and Mr Jones, Glanmerin, in discussing the paper, spoke very highly of it. The paper is shortly to be pub- lished in one of the Welsh magazines. NURSING LECTURES.—The series of lectures on sick nursing given by Miss Draper, A.X.H.S. (lec- turer to the National Health Society), at the Town Hall. finished on Friday evening last. The lectures had been arranged by the University College. Aber- ystwyth, at the request of the Montgomeryshire Technical Instruction Committee. The success of the lectures was unqualified the series of six having been attended by nearly 800 people, and it is safe to say that there was scarcely a house in the town but that was represented at one or other of the lectures. At the close of Friday evening's lecture Mr Richard Rees, J.P., proposed, and Mr Edward Davies, J.P., Dolcaradog, seconded a vote of thanks to Miss Draper, and this was carried with acclama- tion. Miss Draper proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Richard Rees. to whose indefatigable labours as hon sec the successful organisation of the lectures was in a great measure due. Mrs and Miss Rees were also heartily thanked for having supplied all the articles and utensils necessary to carry out the demonstrations. Miss Draper also expressed her thanks to the medical gentlemen of the town for their attendance and appreciation of her work. No charge was Hiade for admission to the hall, but a collection made on two evenings realised sufficient to cover the expenses. Miss Draper's lectures were followed with the keenest interest, and a return visit bv her would be warmly welcomed. SALE OF THE NEWLADS. The Newlands estate near Machynlleth, the residence of the late Mr Sackville Phelps, has been purchased by Mr E. Reese. The estate has an. area of about 35 acres and the purchase includes all the land together with the house, its furnitnre, and the whole of the stock and implements. It is Mr Reese's intention to lay out part of the land as building: plots. DEATH.—The death of a respected inhabitant took place on Sunday morning last in the person of Mr Wm Williams, Garshwn, at the age of 63 years. Deceased, who was a tea and woollen dealer. leaves a wife, two daughters, and a son to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday at the cemetery, the Rev Josiah Jones officiating. THE DEPOSED WESLEYÆ LAY PREACHER.— Public interest in the case of Mr John Parry, who was charged with indecently assaulting a little girl at Commins Coch, and discharged by the magistrates, continues unabated. Speculation is rife as to what further action will be taken in the matter. Mr Parry has, we understand, applied to the Wesleyan denomination to be reinstated in his former position. The application has already been considered at a meeting of representatives of the different churches of the circuit held at Commins Coch, and will again be brought before the Quarterly Meeting at Machynlleth on Saturday next. LITERARY SOCIETY.-The weekly meeting of the Maengwyn Chapel Debating Society was held on Tuesday evening, the Rev W & Jones presiding. Mr Evan E Jones read an interesting paper on "The Welsh in London," and Mr John Ashton gave an address on My recollections." SHOOTING COIM PETIT ION. -There were 23 com- petitors at the range on Saturday last, the shooting being at distances of 200 and 60CTyards. The fol- lowing were the winners of the silver spoons:— Private T Davies, Aberystwyth, 5Z points Colour- sergeant Jones, Machynlleth, 58; Sergeant lastructor Betts, Aberystwyth, 42; and Private Pyatt. Aberystwyth, 40. Colour-sergeant Jones was handicapped eight points. THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—Mr R Gillart resided at a meeting of the General Committee on Wednesday week, when Lord Henry Vane Tempest was re-elected president, Major Hiigh Bonsall was elected vice-president, Mr Campbell was elected chairman of the Committee, and MrD E R Griffith was re-elected treasurer, but he expressed his re- gret that he could not accept the office owiug to the pressure upon his time and health. The appoint- I meet was deferred. Mr John Lewis was re-appoint- ed secretary-Mr DE R Griffith presented the bal- ance sheet for last year and said their expendi- ture in 1896 was iE263 compared with over 1.300 at present. The amount offered in.pcixes bad also increased. They paid three times as much in sal- aries and at the end of the year 1396 they had £4 odd to go on with. The balance on the last years's working was £21, and the total amount in hand at present was £ 118 18s (hear, hear). The balance sheet was adopted. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Urban District Council was held on Tuesday at the Town liali, when there were present Messrs Edmund Gillart (chairman). J M Breese, D Smith, Evan Reese, k Gillart, and Richard Rees, J Rowlands (clerk), and D Davies Williams (collector).-The Collector reported that with sixteen exceptions the first instalment of the general district rate had been paid. It was decided that notices be served upon these sixteen persons stating that unless the rate was paid by a certain date that proceedings would be taken. The Collector was authorised to take proceedings at the expiration of the period fixed.-Tbe Chairman reported having gone to Llanbrynroair with Mr Lascelles, secretary of the Dovey Fishing Associa- tion where they met Colonel Hiighes (Sir Watkin Williams Wynne'6 agent), to discuss the question of letting the fishing rights of the river Dovey. The Chairman said he pointed out how the interests of Machynlleth would be affected,, should the fishing of the river be restricted. nel Hughes, in reply, said no doubt Sir Watkin would bear the interests ofMachynlleth in'mind^nd be believed the Dovey Association would be giwen the first offer of the fishing rights. —A letter was,read from Mr R C Anwyl, Llugwy, in reference to a meeting to be held in the Vane Hall on Wednesday,March 5th, to consider the advisability of erecting a bridge over the river Dovey near Quay Ward, Derwenlas, and asking the Council to appoint representatives to attend the meeting.—It was decided that the matter be considered at the next general meeting.
LLANGEITHO. ALLEGED CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, AND PERJURY. On Thursday, David Davies, 52, coffeehnse- keeper, of Newington-causeway, and his brother, John Davies, 49. of Gilfachgwyddil, were charged, on remand, at Southwark Police-court, before Mr Cecil Chapman, with conspiracy and fraud. There 'was a further charge of perjury against jidbn Davies in connection with proceedings at the West- minster County Court in April 1899; a third brother, Robert Davies, 37, journeyman," of Harrow, was also charged in conjunction with David Davies, in respect of other cases. Mr Mbir (instructed by Mr W Lewis, of the Trea- sury). now conducted the prosecution, which had been in progress for mere than three months against David Davies, but the other two prisoners had only lately been arrested. Detective-sergeants Wanl and Deacon, of Scotland-yard, represented the police authorities, and the accused were de- fended by Mr J T Lewis. The proeeedings arose out of a series of transac- tions, extending over several years, connected with dealing in coffee houses in various parts of London, and it was-alleged that by a system of false refer- ences and other misrepresentations a number of tenancy agreements had been obtained from owners or their agents-, that the premises had then been advertised' as being a thriving business and that considerable sums of money had been fraudu- lently obtained from sub-tenants, who found that they had been induced to purchase worthless undertakings. Various aliases were stated to have been used by- the prisoners in recommending or vouching for each other, and amongst the sums j said to have been fraudulently obtained were £ 320 from Mr Walter Betts and kl30 from Mrs Mary Penfold. The charge of perjury against John Davies arose-oufc of a claim on a promissory note for £ 25. given by Mrs Penfold in part payment of the £ 130 to David Davies, but upon which John Davies sued as a holder for value. Detective-sergeant Ward stated that he arrested John Davies at Aberystwyth on January 30th, when the prisoner saidr <4 I gave my brother R2,5 for the bill, and: I. bad to sue Mrs Penfold to recover the money After further- evidence, Mr Muir asked for the committal of the accused for trial at the Old Bailey on charges of obtaining money and valuable securities by false pretences, forging letters of: character, whereby landlords were induced to let thier houses, conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to defeat the ends-offosfcice, wilful and corrupt perjury and subornation of perjury. The magistrate agreed that there was evidence on all' those charges, and the case for the prosecution was completed by reading deposi- tions taken on p»evio«s occasions. The prisoners-pleaded not guilty, and reserved their defence. In order to carry the trial over to the March sessions of the (Jentral Criminal Court, a further' formal remand Was ordered, and Mr Muir thereupon. deferred the final formulation of the charges till1 next week. -,F&- Mormi my Advertiser."
Football. MACHYNLLETH COUNTY SCHOOL 9 NEWTOWN COUNTY SCHOOL. Machynlleth and Newtown Schools have been powerful rivals of old for the supremacy of the football field. Dick Hughes led the Machynlleth doughtie men into the arena against Newtown when there were mighty folk. giants up country. and he managed to make things warm for the giants those days. The Garshwn field was then a stranger to the luxuries of modern days, it did not blush to show a surface inclined towards the South, but the mightiest battle 'midst the oeed.. that went to 'stablish the school record in the football field, was fought on that tangential ground between the home iteam and their formidable folks from the banks of the Severn. T W Phillips, the present skipper of the home crew, has had an exper- ience of the stuff these Newtonians are made of. and his men had undergone thorough training for the fight of Tbuirsday last at the Garshwn Field that now boasts a flat, if a somewhat ruddy face 'T was that the prudent leader should have seen to the training of his men. for it was this training to- gether with the herculean efforts put forth by him- self, and his co-operator Dick Hughes that saved the flag on this occasion. The match was an- nounced to start at 2.30 p.m. prompt, and to the second the boys lined up to mark their men—a promptness worthy of emulation on other football fields. The Newtown forwards went off with a brilliant rush but nothing more harmful than a goal kick resulted from it; .they were too clevei for the home backs for a considerable time, but Phillips was here and there, and the Newtownians say he was everywhere. Goronwy Davies made some excellent saves in goal, 'and here it may be said that be played very good game throughout. From a coraer kick the home goal was saved by some clever head-work by Phillips, and then Dick Hughes raced up the field but was robbed by the Newtown left back. Dick was greatly handicapped by the absence of his vaccinated out-sid- left- Roy James on whose centres Dick had calculated so much. Willie Breeze had been chosen to play as half, and at the express orders of his captain that was the game he had practised. He could not manage to cross the ball with sufficientspeed to be dantrerous. With the exception of Llew M Jenkins the home forwards and halves were not anything like their usual form. The Newtownians were having it all their own way during the first twenty-five minutes, and then came a change but it was too late; from a higgledy piggledy bout of playing, the visitors had scored a neat little goal which remained unbalanced up to half-time. For some time after the interval the homesters could: not score though they were now playing a winning game all over. Llew Jones at full hack had found his footing and was returning everything with clock-work precision the home captain had Tr- arranged his forces, David Aster playing full back, the captain posting his hard-working self at half. The Newtown backs were defending for all that Oq were worth and did xmt try to feed their own IU ilh ■ ■ ■ ■■ l»i> forwards. Their either little forwards would a times in sheer disgust iook to feeding themselves, and broke away nicely at. tkne. The home players could find no luck. Morgan Jones ran ont towards the line ai d then along it to find touch or goal- line or that burly back: J i) James was playing weH to his forwards, be fed Dick Hughes with judgment and the centre forward was plaving like a machine in perpetual motion. Another Dick Hughes figured in this team and there was no keener plavor on the field than little Dick Husrhes (Mathafarn),* Try as they would rsi goal would follow, but at last the urexpeeted tappened-a. tumohng shot was softly missed by the goal keeper and Machynlleth equalised. Training now began to ten and the homesters kept gcinsr as fast as ever: after a short time Dick Hughes gave to Jobn Edward Evans who shot a magnificent goal. Nothing more was scored, and Machynlleth were left victors by two goals to one. PETTY SESSIONS.—WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5TH: The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Wed- nesday. before Major J. J. Bonsall (chairman), Mr T. W. Bonsall. Dr A. O. Davies, Mr Edward Davies. Dr Edwards, Mr Richard Gillart, Mr Edward Hughes, Mr Edward Rees, Major Hugh Bonsall, and Mr R. C. Anwyl. Arl:iwn-ledgiiLcnt — The Clerk read a letter from Sir Arthur Bigge acknowledging the resolution passed by the Bench at the previous meeting, and expressing the sincere thanks of the Prince of Wales for their loyal congratulations upon the re- sumption of the dignified and historic title of Prince of Wales. Sheep Scab.—Hugh Jones, Talernau, farmer, was charged by P.C. Hamer with being the owner of 15 sheep affected by scab, of which he had neg- lected to notify the police. A fine of 6d and 8s costs was imposed.—Rowland Jones was charged with a similar offence in respect of four sheep, and he was ordered to pay 2s 6:1 ard costs. JVo Liykts.-A-lorgaii Edwards, Cemmes, was charged by Sergt Owen v. ith driv-irg without lights in the parish of Darowen after dusk on Jan. 15th. A fine of 6d and 4s 6d costs was-imposed. Furious Driving.—John Davids, Machynlleth,, was charged by P.C. Jones with furiously driving a horse and trap in Penrallt-street on January 20th. When seen afterwards Davies said he was going to Dr Williams', who had sent him an argent message saying he had an important case to attend to. De- fendant repeated this statement to the Bench, and called Dr Williams, who corroborated what had been said by the accused. The Bench took a lenient view of the case and dismissed the defendant. Maintenance.—Samuel Jones and David Jones, Gelli, Ystrad, South Wales, were summoned for disobeying an order to contribute toward the main- tenance of their father who had become chargeable to the Machynlleth Union. The former was in arrears to the amount of El 16s, and the latter to the amount of E2 8s. Orders were made for the payment of the amounts named. An order for the payment of Is weekly was made in each case. —Edwin Jones, haulier, Machynlleth, and Edward Jones, collier, Treorky, were summoned for not contributing toward the support of their father. who had become chargeable to the Machynlleth Union. An Order for the payment of Is weekly was made in each case. URBAN Disari-.ICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday week at the Town Hall, when there were present :-Messsr-t Edmund Gillart (chairman), J. M. Breeze. D. Smith. Evan Reese, Henry Lewis, W. M. Jones, Richard Owen, John Thomas, Richard Rees and Richard Gillart.. with Mr John Rowlands (clerk), Dr A. O. Davies. (medical officer), and Mr John Jones (surveyor). A circular letter was rea,3 from the Beckenbam Urban Council enclosing a memorial asking for the repeal of the conscientious objection clause in the Vaccination Act of 1898. It was resolved that the memorial he signed and forwarded to the Local Government Board.—Dr Davies, the medical officer, said he wished to call the attention of the inhabitants generally to the importance of being re-vaccinated in view of the outbreak of small-pox in various districts. There were no cases in the urban district nor in the immediate vicinity. A letter was read from the Local Government Board asking for a reply to tbeir previous letter with regard to the sewerage scheme. The Clerk said he had sent a copy of the letter to the en- gineers, and was awaiting their reply. A letter was read from the Cewnty Council as to the contribution toward th3- maintenance of main roaos.- Tbe Clerk said he bar1- hoped the contri- bution would have been received* before the end of the financial year, but it appeeired it would not come in until next year. It was resolved to ask the County Surveyor whether he could arrange to have the steam roller in the district about the middle of March. This would save the expense which would be incurred in bringing the steam roller from another part of the county and returning it again. The Surveyor was empowered to order 200 tons of broken stone, at 14s 10à" per ton, delivered at Machynlleth, from Toofannan Quarry, to be used in metalling the streets.—The qweotion was raised as to whether it would not be- better to have a stone crusher at, NantcerrigyclochdS' Quarry, which belongs to the Council.—Mr Richard Rees said the matter was before the County Council, and in all probability a stone crusher would be put there before long.-A committee having been appointed to consider this matter, it was- d'ecided to ask the committee to see the stone crusher in use in Car- diganshire, and bring in a report thereon. The Finance Committee recommended payment of hills amounting to Z140, and tbet' were passed. The report of the Streets and Sanitary Com- mittee was received. A new drain having bee. made at the Barracks, connecting with the town main drain, it was decided to ask the owner to erect a ventilating shaft at the far end.—This gave rise to a discussion as to the number of ven- tilating shafts erected by the Council on private property, and the Surveyor was directed to bring in a return at the next meeting. It was decided that the water works keeper should make arrangements- to clean out the reservoir as soon as possible. Dwring the progress of the work the town will be supplied from Owra. rwden stream, where temporary works have been put up. Mr Richard Gillart said that Lady Lon- donderry would have no objection to the Council extiacting this water temporarily. A deputation bad been appointed to wait on tne directors of the Gas Company with reference to extending the gas mains tbroogh Graigfach in the direction of Heol Iorwertit The deputation ft. ported they had waited on the directors, who sub- mitted a plan of the proposed extension. This plan was now laid before the Council, together with a h't'er from the secretary of the Gas Company, offering !° lay a three inch main through Boot-lane as far as the end of the present water main, pro- vided the Council opened the trench wherein the present water main runs, end allowed the Gu Comr any to lav their pipes in the trench, the Gas Company undertaking to close the treneb.-Some of the members thought the demands of the Gas Company were somewhat arbitrary, seeing that thev would get most of tike benc-fit.-TI)e Surveyor was directed to prepare- an estimate of the cost of opening the trench, and also of the coet of laying. the pipes through Maesglas, which was a shorter distance, and submit same to the next meeting. It being stated that Flair Fac-b yr Haf (one of the old Charter fairs) would this year fall on Coro»,avion Day. June 26'h, it was resolved tbata committee, consisting of Mr Richard Gillart. Mr Richard Owen and MrJ. M. Breeze, should arrange another surahle date for holding the fair this year, and that they be empowered to advertise the chanc- of date. Mr Richard Owen and the Clerk reported hawing waited nJl()n Mr Henry and Mr Gillart at the Plas Offi with regard to obtaining Lady ? ûndonàrry's terms f,r extracting water from Cwmrwden StreaM. Both gentlemen promised tnat the matter would be siven favourable consideration, but in the- mean- time required a plan showing the site of the pre- prtsed works and the nature of the works.—It was resolved to defer the matter pending the expected vi<it«d of the engineer (Mr Kirby), before whom the matter would be laid. J he deputation appointed by tne council naa waited upon the Dovey Fishery Association re- earding the notice served by Sir Watkis Williams Wynne a« to the termination of the lease of fishing rights in-anted to the Association. The Chairman said that since the meeting of the Association Ifr Lascelle- had asked him to meet Colonel Hughes (Sir Watkins agent) at Llanbrynmair, and that an appointment had been made for that afternoon. The Medical Officer reported he had not been able to look in the plans and specifications of e proposed alterations and additions to the Wynnstity Hoi el, submitted by Mr D. C. Davies.—The matter was deferred pending the report of the Medical Officer. The Medical Officer reported the Surveyor and himself were satisfied with the plans of the new Board School.
BRONANT. PALE OF WORK.-On Friday last, a very success- ful Sale of Work was held at the Bronant Board Schoolroom. The show of clothing of every description mane by the girls of the school re- flected gr at credit upon Mrs Z B Evans, thesewiijg mistress. The efficiency of the school is marked tbis year by obtaining the highest possible grant f'om the Government. It is devoutly to. be wished that Mr and Mrs Evans may remain for many year to co-ne at the head of this school and be en- abled to carry on their excellent work for the bene- fit of the rising generation. The Chairman of the l Board, the Rev J Owen, our genial old friend Dr Raw d tbt View of lAoUad were preMnt 4unM as