LAMPETER. BUILDING.—Labourers are busily engaged in Bryft road cutting foundations for the erection of nine houses. The contractor is Mr Lewis Davies. In Bridge street Mr John Jones is building two 'houses, whilst Mr D Davies, Saw Mills, hhs nine in .4murse of construction in Barley Mow. DANCE.-A very successful dance was held at the Old Grammar School on Wednesday in last week. There were about forty persons present, and dancing was kept up until two o'clock the following morning. The duties of M.C. were performed by Mr ART Jones, whilst those of chaperone by Mrs Green. Mrs D M Evans, Bryn road Mrs Walters, and Mrs Davies, Station terrace. The committee II "IlL consisted ot Messrs w J uravelie, and u uavies, and Mr R R D Williams acted as hon. sec. PHYSICAL DRILL.—A movement is on foot in the town with the view of starting physical drill classes for the young folk. The drills performed by the students of the College School on Wednesday after- noon last were highly appreciated, and a number of young persons on the field who witnessed the exercise exchanged ideas on the subject of starting similar drills, and a number of them forthwith joined to form a class. The instructor is Sergeant- Major Baldwin. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Monday morning last after a very long illness, of Dan Williams, second son of Mr Daniel Williams, Drover's-road, at the early age of twenty-three years. The deceased was much respected and highly spoken of as a friend and playmate. He was a member of the Foresters Lodge, and when his health permitted he was a regular attendant at the Church Sunday School and Choir. The funeral takes place to-day at two p.m. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of the Board was held on Friday last, the Rev R C Jones, presiding. There were also present, Messrs J E Lloyd and John Jones, with D F Lloyd, clerk.—Mr T Darlington, inspector of schools attended the meeting and discussed the question of instructing female pupil teachers at the Secondary School and explained that the Board of Education would have to be satisfied on the following points(1) Whether the curriculum of the Secondary School would cover the requirements (2) whether the staff of the Secondary School was sufficient; (3) whether the time table would fit in with that of the Board School; (4) whether the instruction would be wholly undertaken by the Secondary School; (5) what guarantee the Secondary School could give as to its efficiency. Mr Darlington stated that some external test such as by examination or in- spector would be required as to this. HOME FROM THE FRONT.—There arrived home from South Africa on Saturday last Corporal Wm Jones (Bilo White), son of Daniel Jones, Harford- row. Jones left for the front at the corr. niencement of the war in 1899 with his regiment the Royal Engineers, but as their service ware not much needed, the regiment was attached to the Colonial troops underGeneral Plumer. Jones took part in the battles of Paardeberg, Diamond Hill, Johannesberg, and he was also present at the capture of General Prinslooat Bethlehem, who is now reported dead. While at Bloemfontein he was recommended for the Dis- tinguished Service Medal, and promoted to the rank of Corporal. Jones will again leave shortly for thfc Cape, where he has joined Baden-Powell's Police force. Another Lampeter man invalided home from the front is Private Maybery Morgan, a brother of Mrs D. Enoch Jones, College-street, who is now at Netley hospital. Morgan belongs tcr the Grenadier Guards, and is now a member of the Merioneth police force. He is expected here in the course of a few days. ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE SCHOOL SPORTS.-The annual sports were held on Wednesday afternoon last, and passed off very successfully. There was a good attendance of spectators. The Lampeter Brass Band, under the conductorship of Mr E Davies-Jones, had been engaged for the occasion, and played several belections of music. The chief feature of the afternoon was the physical drill by a squad of boys under the direction of Sergeant- major Baldwin, which was performed in excellent style. The following is a list of events:—100 yards flat race (open)-l, T Williams; 2, G L Evans; time, 11 seconds. 100 yards flat race (under 15)-1, B I Morgan; 2. E W Davies 440 yards flat race (open)—1, G L Evans; 2, D D Evans; long jump, 1, T Williams; 2, D C Jones 20 feet. 300 yards (under 16)—1, E W Davies 2, B Mor- §an 3, JW Davies one mile (open)—1, J Davies; D D Evans 3, G L Evans throwing the cricket ball-1, D Davies; 220 yards handicap (under 15). 1, E W Davies 2, B Morgan half-mile handicap (under 16) -1, Godfrey Evans 2. J Hughes; three legged race (open)—Hughes and Williams; half- mile race (open)-l. D T Davies 2, A W Thomas 3, J Davies obstacle race—1, C Lewis; 2, Watson; putting the weight-l, B G L Williams; 2, Daniel; old boys race (half miIe)-J T Davies; steeplechase, (handicap)-l; J Williams; 2. D T Evans; 3. T L Jones consolation race (under 15)—J L Thomas; consolation race (open)—J M Beddoe. Immed- iately after the sports, the prizes were distributed by Mrs Footman. Messrs W Gravelle and D Davies performed the secretarial duties. TOWN HALL SERVICK-Last Sunday evening Lampeter Unitarians held a service in the Town Hall, when the Rev W. Copeland Bowie, the secretary of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, London, preached to a large congre- gation of about 400 to 500 persons, the spacious hall not being sufficient to accommodate all who desired to be present. The worshippers represented all the various denominations in the town. Mr Bowie, a fogpaer member of the London School Board, visited the locality in connection with the various centenary anniversaries of the South Wales Unitarian Association, and the congrega- tions of Capel-y-Groes, and Pantyddfid, all of which were also largely attended.—After singing and prayer, Mr Bowie rose to deliver his sermon, which was founded on the words Come after Me," St Mark c. vi., v. 17. The preacher, in opening his sermon said that he would try and throw some light on "What is an Unitarian," or What is a follower of Christ from the Unitarian point of ▼iew ? He reminded his hearers that to believe in certain doctrines, or to obey certain ceremonies, did not make a Christian. True Christianity was not composed of in what do you believe, but in what you are. Mr Bowie explained tfiat to be an Unitarian was to believe as Jesus believed, to act as He acted, and to love all humanity as Christ loved all-high and low. It is likely that the preacher's sermon, especially when he dwelt on the redemption of man by Christ's ability to influence man with the consciousness that some atom of good remained in the worst of mortals, which by perseverance could be fanned into a flame and flourish, seemed strange to some present, who always connected the redemption and atonement with the blood of Christ. It was evident that many who held exaggerated notions of Unitarians and Unitarianism were surprised at the reverend gentleman's reverence in Christ and His sufferings, and His unbounded admiration for the Lover of man—the Man of Sorrows. After the sermon, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr Bowie, on the proposition of Rev R. C. Jones, and also to Mr J. C. Harford for the free use «f the hall. After a collection to defray expenses, the Brondeifi Choir, under the leadership of Mr Heifin Williams sang the anthem Molianaydi o Wdew," with that excellence for which it'is noted, this was followed by 44 0 fryinau Caersalem heartily joined in by the large congregation, and the service concluded by Mr Bowie pronouncing the Benediction. PUBLIC MEETING. THE RECENT LAWSUIT. A public meeting convened for the purpose of considering a resolution passed at the last meeting of the Town Council in favour of appealing against the recent decision of Mr Justice Kekewich and to pass a resolution thereon, was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening last. The meeting was announced to commence at 8-30 but it did not commence at that time owing to the meagre at- tendance. There were about fift,y ratepayers present, but the hall was fairly filled with young persons. Alderman D Tivy Jones said that he had nothing to do with the organising of the meeting, but at .every meeting it was desirable to have a chairman and he begged to propose Mr Thomas Evans, watch- maker, to the chair. Alderman S D Jones seconded. The Chairman said that the object of the meet- ing was to consider the question of expense in- curred in the recent litigation. The public had no money to give away, and it would be well if they could save them. He was not much of a speaker and he would call upon others to give their -opinion. Mr Tivy Jones said that what they wanted was to hear the feeling of the town in the matter and -not speeches. Mr David Davies, smith, proposed that this meeting expresses its regret that a large sum of the ratepayers money should be spent in unnecess- ary litigation, and protests against any further sum being spent in the same direction. Mr D Griffiths, Royal George, seconded. Mr S D Jones said that they should be glad to bear the general opinion of the public. Mr S V Davies said t-fcat Mr Tivy Jones knew more than they did about the matter, as he had, been on the Council for many years. Mr Tivy Jones said that be had no objection to say a few words but as be had already spoken on the subject in English at the last Council meeting he would now say the same things in Welsh. He was sorry to find that those people who called. themselves chief ratepayers, and those persons who were fond of speaking on the streets were not present that night to give their opinion on this question. If the public had taken more interest in the matter they would not be in the same posi- tion as they were in now, and probably they (the Council) would spend more money again the public did not wake up. The public knew more about the matter than he did, especially the old Lampeterians. Several years ago the Council felt that they wanted more water for the town. The matter was discussed, and it was finally decided to get more water The medical officer (Dr Evans) said that it was most dangerous to be without it and advised them to get an additional supply as soon as possible. The Town Council discussed the subject, and, at last, several springs were selected to get the new supply from, and the Capeli spring was ultimately decided upon as it contained plenty of water, and it would be cheaper and less expensive to the town. Some members of the Council went to some expense in going to Llan- ddewi-brefi and Tregaron to look for suitable SDriners. However, after consulting with Mr Harford, the Council obtained the Capeli spring, and the water was brought down to the town at a cost of ZI,500, and the extra supply was a great boon. In the agreement with Mr Harford, there was one clause, viz, that the Henfeddan cottages were to be supplied with water, and also that houses built 150 yards of the main were to get it on the same scale as the residents in the town." This he (the speaker) considered was very reasonable, The question who was to supply these houses with water was the subject which landed them in litiga- J tion. Was that such a great question that it could not be settled without going to law 1 He said no; and if the matter were more fully discussed it could have been settled without going into law. The Inspector's estimate for supplying these cot- tages was P.18, and of which sum Mr Harford was willing to pay one-half. Now, the Council bad spent £ 150, if not £ 200, to settle who was to spend this P,9 or £18. The less they did with the law the better for he considered it for ruination to be next to war. War was one of the worst things Dossible, especially civil war, and litigation was next to that. They ought to have had the opinion of eminent counsel at first before going into the matter. (Cheers.) He wished to ask them if it would not be better to ask Mr Harford before first consulting with the lawyers. (Cheers.) Some of the members had prophesied that terraces of houses would be built near the Falcondale man- sion, and that an enormous expense would be incurred in supplying these houses with water. He would ask those persons present who were builders was it probable how much sign there was that Mr Harford would be building such terraces of houses as that, which would spoil the beautiful scenery about the mansion. If they were built, what benefit would it be for Mr Harford to raise the rates ? Some people said that it was too late to fight. It was not too late to turn back. Was it too late for a person who had lost a P,5 note to look for it before be lost more ? He hoped that they would settle this matter with Mr Harford, and would co-operate with him in all they could, and go on peaceably for the success of the town. (Cheers.) The Chairman remarked that it was said only Z150 had been incurred in expenses. It was more like £400. Mr Harford's expenses were £150, without the Council's. The two counsels were not cheap hoys. (Laughter.) The Chairman then called upon Mr Dl. Watkins, solicitor, to speak, and after a few introductory remarks Mr Watkins justified the convening of that meeting to review the decision of the Town Council, as the members of the Council had never itcted as they would were they carrying on litiga- tion at their own expense. The agreement had never been carefully considered by the Council, and some members of the Council who favoured litigation bad never seen or read the agreement, and be ventured to say no one would go to litiga- tion on his own account under such circumstances. In his opinion the great, question for the town was, was it good policy to be always quarrelling with the Harford family. In his opinion the interests of the town and the Harford family were identical— by working together they might do much, but without the Harfords the town could do but little. Let them look into their past, and if they only did this they would find that the Harfords had made Lampeter. No doubt they benefitted themselves in doing so, but they also benefited all living in Lampeter. It. was this family that had secured the building of St David's College in their midst, by granting the site for the purpose, and con- tributing liberally towards the building fund. It was the same family that had given the town its Boys' Elementary School, with the master's house attached thereto. It also gave the Town Hall, and the market place at the back of it, and also made all the public drains except the one in Bridge-street. When they came to the water supply of the town—the cause of the present dispute-they found that the same family bore the whole cost of their first supply with the fountain in the centre of the town. When the time came again to have an additional supply it was to the same family they had to go to and the water wa., given them free of charge, and by giving them that water the Harfords deprived them- selves of a plentiful supply at Henfeddau whence the present dispute. Their third supply, the cause of the present litigation, was had from the same family, and if they had to pay for it for the first time it was entirely due to the spiteful speeches and letters full of unworthy insinuations that bad been made by certain parties against the family. In fact they had been asked by certain parties for five years past to believe that a family that had done so much for the town were not much better than a band of robbers, and always scheming how to profit at their expense, and by whom forsooth, persons whose generosity to the town would be covered by about £50, and this against the thousands given by the Harford family. He be- lieved that they had better respect the family who had done so much for the town in the past, and by working together in future much might be done for the benefit of all. Or if they must have liti- gation, let them be manly enough to carry onlitiga- gation themselves, and whatever the conseqeunces pay like men. Mr D D Evans said that he was not on the Council when the agreement was made, but for the last six or seven months he had done his best to come to terms with Mr Harford, as it would be much better to go on peaceably. There were some on theCouncil who as soon as they saw certain mem- bers put up their hands, followed suit. It was folly to go- to law. Commissioner Carr said- do not go to law, it would be better to lose money." It was only throwing good money after bad, and the same it was here. It would be a loss to the town and the ratepayers. He hoped that next October the ratepayers would see to it that they placed the right sort of persons on the Council. He was anxious to leave the Council now. (Cheeis). Mr Lewis D Jones, Glandulas, said that he quite agreed with what had been said. "Prevention, as they knew, wag better than cure." He did not think that the Council ought to get their support in the future when they called a public meeting to consider such an important question as this. When the agreement was placed before the Council it was passed. If they had promised water, and re- gretted that step, they ought to have gone to Mr Harford in the proper way to ask him to amend the agreement, but instead of that they preferred to go to law. He was of opinion that a public meeting ought to have been called to consider this question before the last meeting of the Council. Was it too late now to make an appeal to Mr Harford to amend the agreement ? Mr Tivy Jones said he had plenty of opportunity to read the agreement, but the difficulty was in respect to the word supply," but they left it to common sense. They could not enter even into a contract of 2s 6d, that a lawyer would not find some points to raise in it; but they thought that as Mr Harford was the other party to the agreement. it was not such an important matter. The resolution not to appeal was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. Mr S V Davies next proposed that they ask the two gentlemen who had been so kind as to offer to pay the cost of the appeal to devote that sum to- wards the expenses already incurred. (Cheers). Mr D Griffiths having seconded, this too was carried fttmt. con. Mr S D Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the worthy chairman for presiding. Mr Evans made an ideal chairman, and the vote of thanks was ac- corded him with one accord. The Chairman in his usual laconic style modestly remarked: I will take it gently. Whereupon Clapperton made his presence known by ejaculating: Good old pal 1 The Chairman then declared the meeting at an end unless they wished to sing the "Old Hundredth" before parting. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Friday last before Dr Hugh Walker (mayor) in the chair, Mr W. Inglis Jone3, Rev T. C. Edmunds, and David Non-maintenance.—John Davies. collier, was Davies. charged by Mr William Davies, relieving officer, with neglecting to maintain his wife and four children, who reside at 1, Harford-row. The Relieving Officer stated that the defendant was ordered by the Guardians on the 27th April,, 1900, to contribute five shillings a week towards the maintenance of his wife and family. He had only paid L5, and there was a sum of P.23 now due.— Mr J. E. Lloyd, clerk to the Guardians, said that it was rather a bad case. The defendant was arrested once before, and the case was adjourned by the magistrates for about six months, He. paid small sums from time to time, making, a total of £ 5.— The defendant said that it was only about six weeks ago that he had been able to find constant employment. He had been working at Senghenydd, and narrowly escaped the explosion which took place there recently. His earnings were £3 15s a fortnight. In reply to the Chairman, defendant said that he was willing to pay 5s a week towards his wife and 5s a week towards diminishing the arrears.—The Chairman That would be keeping the lion's share to youradf.The Bench sentenced him to a month's imprisonment with hard labour. Drunkenness. Richard Richards, Llwynbelig, Llanwnen, was charged with being drunk on the highwav.-P.C. Edwards stated that about 5 p.m. on the 28th of March he found the defendant lying in a (irutiken sleep on the highway at Llwynhelig. —A fine of 2s 6d and costs was imposed. A Fuhery Ca.e.-Professor Chas Harries, Bridge- street, was charged by Mr Evan Harries, water bailiff, with having in hisjpossession the young of a salmon. Mr Howells appeared for the prosecution and Mr A J Hughes for the defence.—Mr Howells, in opening the case, said that the water bailiff saw Mr Harries fishing in the river Teify below the Lampeter bridge. He asked Mr Harries permission to examine his basket, which he willingly gave. In the basket liciaw one fish, a salmon peel, a fish illegally caught, He (Mr Howell) did not wish to press the charge, but at the same time it was neces- sary for the Board of Conservators to prosecute in such cases as they bad but a few bailiffs.—Mr Hughes admitted the offence and said that Mr Harries knew nothing about it, he being only a novice. It was very easy to make an error.—Mr I Harries, the water bailiff, proved the enarge.-uross examined by Mr Hughes, be would not say that a novice would have any difficulty in knowing the difference between a trout and a peel of two years' growth. Mr Hughes said that Professor Harries expressed his regret at the occurrence.—The Bench said that the offence was committed, but, they be- lieved, quite innocently, and therefore they would only ask Air Harries to pay the costs. Drunk and -Disorderly.- Duncan Muir, Bridge- street, tailor, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 4th of March. -Muir, with a strong Scotch accent, addressed the court, and said that if persons were drunk and incapable they ought to be locked up, so that they might be kept out of the pub- lic.bouse. He admitted be was the worse for drink, but for the other he was not.—P.S. Thomas said that on the 4th March last he was on duty in Church street, and he saw the defendant coming down the street drunk and noisy. The children were coming out of school at the time, and his language in their hearing was disgraceful.—The Defendant: Why did you not lock me up ? The Sergeant: You pro- mised to go home.—The Defendant: I was not incapable.—D. C. C. Williams: The charge is one of being drunk and disorderly.—The Defendant: Excuse me, I must. give in.-A fine of 5s and costs was imposed, the Chairman remarking that if the defendant appeared again, he would be sent to prison. School Neglect.-Anne Jones, Bwlchberllan, Llan- wenog, was charged by Mr Wm Jones, school attend- ance officer, with neglecting to send her children to school. Cbas Wood, Dorset Cottage, Llanwenog, was also charged by the same officer with a like offence. Anne Jones was fined 10s and costs, and Wood 5s and costs. Adulterated Liquor.-David Davies, Alltyblacca Arms, and Evan Williams,Clarence Inn, New Court, were charged with selling liquor, adulterated with water. TtieAdefen(lants, wives, who appeared pleaded guilty, but said they were ignorant of the fact that the liquor contained too much water.- ftnnt. Willijims snid that the defendants were charged under the Food and Drugs Act. The officer purchased samples of the liquor, which were sent to the analyst. Davies' sample contained 8! parts of water and Williams' 13 parts of water.—The Bench fined each defendant Ll and costs, and ordered them to pay 10s 6d each, analyst's fee. Without Light.—John Daniel Jenkins, Henardd, Talsarn. was summoned for driving a horse and trap quicker than at a walking pace without having a lighted lamp attached.—Jenkins pleaded guilty and said that he went to Tregaron on business. His wife sent a trap for him without a lamp, and although he tried to borrow a lamp he failed to get one, and had to arrive home without one.-A fine of Is and costs was imposed. Unmuzzled dogs.-Charles Evans, Mark Lane Stores, was charged with allowing his dog to be in. sufficiently muzzled.—Evans pleaded not guilty.— P.S. Thomas said that at about noon on the 26th of March he saw a biteh belonging to Mr Evans near the shop. On the 21st he drew Evans' attention to the fact that the muzzle was not a proper one as required by the regulations.—Mr Evans said that he first of all put on a wire muzzle but as it injured the dog he put a leather one on.—The case was dis- missed.—Jonah Evans, Bridge-street, and D Nun Davies, Bridge-street, were charged with allowing their dogs to be unmuzzled.—A fine of Is and costs was imposed in each case. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians was held on Friday, when there were present, Mr D. Davies, Velindre (chairman), presiding Messrs W. Inglis Jones, Derry Ormond; D. Davies, Cellan; David Price, Lampeter Rural; Wm. Jones, Llan- gybi; J. G. Marsden, Silian Thomas Williams and John Griffiths, Llanwenog; and Wm. Edwards, Pencarreg; with Messrs J. E. Lloyd, clerk; E. D. Rees, assistant clerk; James Evans, master; and Wm. Davies and David Evans, relieving officers. STATISTICS. The amount of ont-door relief administered dur- ing the past fortnight, per Mr Wm. Davies, for the Lampeter district, was £36 16s 3d to 121 paupers per Mr David Evans, for the Llanybyther district, P.41 12s to 136 paupers. Number of inmates in the House, 21; corresponding period last year, 21. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fort- night, 86; corresponding period last year, 57. INCREASE OF VAGRANTS. The Master reported that 683 vagrants had been relieved during the past half-year, an increase of 303 on the corresponding period of last year.—The Chairman said that the increase was more than double.—The Master thought that the tramps were drawn to this part of the country in the hope of getting work of the Vale of Rheidol Railway. VAGRANCY. A circular letter from the Newcastle-under-Lyne Union was read, stating that the Guardians of that union had from time to time discussed the question of vagrancy, and especially the women and children who travelled with able bodied men from one union to another with no intention of ever obtaining a living by any other means. The Guardians resolved that the only means of per- manently reducing the number of vagrants con- tinually roaming the country would be by the Legislature enacting that vagrants who might be convicted of any offence under, or whose chil- dren came within, the provisions Of The Vagrancy Act," The Industrial School Act," &c., or who could not prove to the Court of summary jurisdic- tion that they had had a fixed place of abode for a period of one year within six months of their obtaining casual relief in any union, should be de- prived of the control of such children under fourteen years of age, who should be removed to an Industrial School at the. expense of the State. The Guardians asked each Board of Guardians to support their resolutions, and to forward copies to the member of Parliament for this county.—On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Thomas Williams, it was agreed to support that resolution. VACCINATION. The Clerk stated that a sum of E406 5s 8d was due to Mr Wm. Price, Nantyrharn, for his services in valuing the union, of which L300 had already been paid.—It was agreed to draw a cheque for the balance of 9106 5s 8d to be paid to Mr Price.
Ram. Near Lampeter. GWYL DE.-Cynbaliodd aelodau eglwys An- nibynol Bethel eu gwyl de prydnawn Gwener diweddaf yn y capel. Yr oedd yr hin yn byfryd, ac edrychai pawb yn lion fel pe baent weai mwyn- hau eu hunain yn iawn. Yr oedd y byrddau yn orlawn o ddanteithion. Wrth y byrddau gwelwyd Mrs Davies, Board School; Mrs Evans, Tycapel; Miss Jones, Glaneiddig; Miss Evans, Blaenblodau; Miss Thomas, Gelliwrol; Miss Jones, Hendai; Miss Jones, Tanygraig; Mrs Jones, Coedeiddigfach a Mrs Davies, Trehelig. Yn yr hwyr cynhaliwyd cyfarfod adloniadol, ac yn absenoldeb y parchus weinidog, Mr Evans, cymerwyd y gadair gan Mr Evan Richards, ac arweiniwyd gan Mr D. Eiddig Jones. Aethpwyd trwy raglen faith o donau ac adroddiadau yn hwylus. Arolygwr yr Ysgol Sul am y flwyddyn yw Mr David Davies, Glanyrafon. Mae nifer aelodau yr egftvys fechan a llewyrchus hon yn cynyddu, ac eleni maent wedi gorphen talu am yr ysgoldy.
LLANDYSSUL. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—The monthly meet- ing of this Council followed the meeting of the Board of Guardians at Newcastle Emlyn on Friday, the 4th instant, Mr John Jones presiding.—The Surveyor submitted the accounts for the past quarter, which were passed--The Ulerit laid Detore the Council an estimate of the expenditure for the current half-year, and precepts for the amount required, viz., P.325, were signed.—The Llandyssul Parish Council again wrote respecting the encroach- ment near the old Board School, Llandyssul. and the common land in that parish. It was decided to refer both matters to a committee consisting of Dr A F Evans, Rev T A Thomas, Messrs D C Jones, J H Evans, and Dd Davies.—On the motion of Mr D C Jones, seconded by Mr David Davies, it was resolved that two road labourers be employed for a week to repair the road leading from Gorrig to Pantrhedynen, on condition that the farmers of the neighbourhood undertake all necessary haulage.— Mr Dd Charles Jones called attention to the fact that the Auditor bad on several occasions expressed a desire that all payments should be made by the Council direct by cheques, and moved that steps be taken to carry out his suggestions as from the 24th June next. The Rev Prebendary R J Lloyd seconded, and the motion was agreed to.—Mr Thos Evans, surveyor, reported that the stone wall along side the road, opposite Castle Rock, Llan- granog, had lately given way, and recommended that a new wall be erected forthwith. Mr Thomas Jones proposed and Dr A T Evans seconded, and it was resolved that his recommendation be carried out.—Dr A T Evans called the Council's attention to the fact that nearly all the streets and roads at Llandyssul were maintained by the inhabitants, and moved that the same be taken over and in future maintained by this Council. The Rev T Arthur Thomas seconded.—As an amendment, Mr J H Evans moved that the surveyor prepare an e,timiae by the next meeting of the cost of main- taining such roads, and report to the Council as to the total length of the road mentioned by Dr Evans. Mr Thos Thomas seconded.—On a division the amendment was carried, three members only voting against it.—Mr Evan Davies (Fforest) moved that the surveyor be directed to have the road near Trewen School, Brongwyn, widened, by cutting off a portion of the rock at that place. Mr Thos Davies seconded, any the motion was agreed to.—The Parish Council of Llanfairorllwyn wrote asking the Council to repair the road leading from Penrbiwllan to the parish church.—Mr J H Evans moved that two labourers be employed to repair the road for one week. The Rev Preb R J Lloyd seconded.—Dr A T Evans moved and the Rev T A Thomas seconded that the consideration of the question be deferred until the next meeting to enable the surveyor to submit an estimate of the cost.—On a division the motion was carried.—A let- ter was read from Mr Thos Thomas, Surveyor, New- castle Emlyn, asking for a cheque for zE82 15s 2d, the amount of his charges and disbursements in connection with the Llandyssul New Road. The letter and account were referred to a committee for a report.—At the conclusion of the meeting, Mr D C Jones moved and Dr A T Evans seconded a vote of thanks to the chairman for his services during the term of his office. The resolution was unanimously passed.
MACHYNLLETH. EISTEDDFODIC.—In addition to his success in winning the chair at the Barmouth Easter Monday Eisteddfod, the Rev E. Wnion Evans was also awarded the gold medal for the best elegy to the late Mr M. J. Williams, Glanglasfor, Barmouth, at the annual Wesleyan competitive meeting held at. the same place on Good Friday. DEATH OF MR EDWARD JONES.—The death took place on Sunday night of Mr Edward Jones, Rock Villa. in his fifty-eighth vear. He had suffered a long and painful illness. Much sympathy is ex- pressed towards the widow in her bereavement. He was a brother of Miss Jones, grocer, Maengwyn- street; of Mr Evans, Bwlchwylfa Farm, near Machynlleth; and of Mr Hugh Jones, farmer, Towyn. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at Machynllet h cemetery. SOIREE.-The Maengwyn Literary and Deoating Society terminated its winter session with an en- joyable soiree held on Tuesday in last week. In the absence of the president (the Rev W. S. Jones, M.A.), the chair was occupied by Mr Edward Morgan. Refreshments were provided by the lady members of the Society. An instructive item of the evening's proceedings was an address by Mr Caradoc Ashton on Y Tadau Methodistaidd," illustrated by limelight views, the lantern being manipulated by Miss Foulkes Jones and Miss Edwards. Songs were given by Miss Maggie Powell and Mr John Owen, and a pianoforte solo by Miss Maglona Williams. CYMREIGYDDION.—The members of the Cym- reigyddion Society have just terminated a session which has been the most successful in its history. The syllabus embraced a distinguished array of leaders of thought in the Principality, and the Society can pride itself upon its work in the higher branches of literature, and upon the incentive it has given to research into folklore and the history of Wales, and more especially of Machynlleth and district. The concluding meeting of the session, held on Friday evening last, at the Town Hall, was presided over by the Rev D T Hnghes (Morfa), in the unavoidable absence of the president, Mr John Rowlands. "Watkin Wynn," of Ammanford, was the speaker, and he had chosen as his subject the gifted bard, musician and writer, Llew Llwyfo," of whose life and characteristics be drew a vivid picture. The meeting was well attended. THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION.—The annual election of members to the Urban District Council was a tame affair this year. Only one contest was necessitated, the return of Mr Thomas Parsons, grocer, as the representative of the South Ward, being challenged by Mr David Morgans, London- derry House. It does not appear that political feeling had been given any prominence in the contest. Mr Morgan is a staunch Nonconformist and leader of the singing at Maengwyn C M. Chapel, while Mr Parsons is a churchman and a pronounced Conservative The poll was taken on Monday at the Board School. The total number of votes recorded was 91, there being only one spoilt vote. Of these 53 were recorded in favour of Mr Morgan, and 37 in favour of Mr Parsons, or a majority of 16 for the former, which is large considering that the number of electors is com- paratively small. Mr W. Swancott Morgan (from the office of Mr John Rowlands), acted as return- ing officer. On the proposition of Mr George Price (who represented Mr Parsons), seconded by Mr John Lewis (on behalf of Mr David Morgan), a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the Return- ing Officer for the impartial, efficient, and satis- factory manner in which he had discharged the duties connected with the election. After the declaration of the poll, much enthusiasm was shown amongst Mr Morgan's friends. THE FISHING OF THE DOVEY —Much uneasi- ness prevails amongst anglers throughout the dis- trictof the Dovey on account of the river being still closed to them, and especially the dark pros- pects of the future. It is rumoured that the general public, as well as the people of Machyn- lleth, will not be permitted to fish at all, and that the length of river which Sir Watkins claims to be under his jurisdiction will be monopolised by not more than forty people. Mr West, Rhiwlas, is now trying to form a new association, the terms offered by Sir Watkin being in the opinion of the old club prohibitive. Mr West hopes to be able to form a new club, the fee for admission for thirty members to be £ 25 per annum, to be guaranteed for five years, and ten riparian owners at £10 each. This great concession to the riparian owners is difficult to understand, especially when it is stated that Sir Watkin's title to the river is good. It is feared that this proposed new arrangement will lead to continual conflicts between the people on the banks and the powers that be," and it is felt that the public have good cause to complain. The terms upon which Sir Watkin let the river to the old club were E20 a year, which amount was re- funded to the Club by way of subscription. Sir Watkin now asks a fixed rent of E350 per annum. He claims control over the river from a point near Cemmes down to the estuary. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—The members of the Wesleyan Chapel Band of Hope were enter- tained to a splendid tea on Thursday last. A large number of children and several adults sat down, the tables being presided over by the following ladies Mrs J D Jones, Mrs Jones and Miss Edith Jones, Misses Humphreys, Miss Susie Humphreys, Mrs Pugh, Mrs Owen Davies, Mrs Arter, Miss M Lewis, Miss Margaret Evans, Misses Evans, etc. After tea the children indulged in games. In the evening an entertainment was held, when the following programme, which was much enjoyed, was gone through under the presidencyjof the Rev J D Jones, pastor :-Part song,, Filwyr Iesi; Children's Choir recitation, Mary Ann Pugb pianoforte solo. Lotton Parry Lewis,; recitation, Mary Hughes; part song, 4 Little Mary,' Children's Choir; recitation, Lizzie Pugh solo, Nellie Evans dialogue, Annie Pugh and friends; pianoforte solo, Jennie Humphreys; recitation, Bob Pugh; part song, I Clychau'r Nef,' by a party recitation, Blodwen Pugh; part song, Bacbgen Hoff,' Children's Choir recitation, Annie Pugh; dialogue, Maglona Morgan and friends; recitation, Lizzie Jane Pugh; pianoforte solo, Jennie Morgan; recitation, Lizzie Jones; solo, Lizzie Pugh pianoforte solo, Thomas Owen Davies; reci- tation, Walter Roberts: duett, Lizzie Robinson and Annie Pugh part song,4 Paid am gadael,' Mr David Jones and party. It should be mentioned that the children had been trained by Mrs J. D. Jones. and the manner in which they sustained the programme throughout reflects credit upon her. Capt Arter proposed, and Mr Rhys Lewis seconded, a vote of thanks to the Chairman, Mrs Jones, and the ladies who had assisted at the tables, and this was carried with acclamation. A vote of thanks was also accorded Mrs Graner for the loan of the piano. SOAR, URWCHYGARREG.—The well-known Wat- -]I Kin wynn, ot Ammamoni, occupien tne puipit at Soar Independent Chapel, on Saturday evening and Sunday last His powerful sermons were listened to by large congregations. On Monday evening at the same place he delivered his popular lecture on "YrHen Grefyddwyr to an apprecia- tive audience. Mrs Thomas Thomas, grocer, Machynlleth, occupied the chair and delivered a graceful speech, introducing the lecturer. The proceedings were also enlivened by a well-ren- dered violin solo given by Mr Ap Meredydd Jones, Machynlleth. Mrs Thomas proposed, and the ev W Thomas, Aberhosan, seconded, a vote of thanks to the lecturer. "Watkin Wynn" proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs Thomas for presiding, which was seconded by the Rev E Wnion Evans (pastor), and supported by the Rev J C Jones, Llanfyllin. In proposing the vote of thanks Watkin Wynn" de- livered the following englyn :— Y rhoddwn in Cadeiryddes,—gywiraf, Ddiolchgarwcb cynes; Hon i Soar sydd gares Galonrwydd er llwydd a lies. The proceeds of the lecture were devoted to the liquidation of the debt incurred in effecting altera- tions and improvements to the chapel. Amongst those who have made handsome contributions apart from the members of the church, are Mrs Thomas Thomas, Mrs Morgan (Aberdare), Mrs Trace (Lon- don), and Miss Edwards (Royal House, Machyn- lleth). LOCAL LAW CASE. At the Glamorgan Assizes, before Mr Justice Walton and a common jury, the case of Daniel v. Davies came on for hearing on Monday. This case was a claim by the Official Receiver of the Ponty- pridd County Court division to a sum of £189, said to be his property as trustee in the bankruptcy of Hugh Davies, once a builder and joiner of Trealaw, but now deceased. Mr S T Evans, K.C., M.P., and Mr Hill Kelly (instructed by Messrs W R Davies and Co) represented plaintiff Mr Llewellyn Williams (instructed by Mr J Rowlands) defended. —After his bankruptcy Davies left Trealaw and went to Machynlleth, where he was left a bequest of ZZOO by an uncle. But it was impossible for him to receive the legacy, as, being an undischarged bankrupt, he could not give a proper receipt in law, and the executors declined to pay. He tried to obtain payment time atter time, but the sole bitch was his establishment of title, because of the bankruptcy. In 1900 he purported to assign the legacy to his wife.—On the suggestion of his Lord- ship, judgment by consent was accepted for the payment of the claim to the trustee, less £ 30, the plaintiff's costs to be paid out of the estate. In effect this was a common-sense solution of a legal difficulty, for the Official Receiver, as trustee, could not make a compromise in favour of the wife of the deceased, but his Lordship's order now empowered him. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. An ordinary meeting of the Machynlleth County School Governors was held on Friday last. Present: Dr A 0 Davies (chairman), presiding; Rev D T Hughes, Messrs T R Morgan, Richard Rees and John Thomas, with the headmaster (Mr H H Meyler), and the clerk (Mr John Rowlands.) ACKNOWLEDGMENT. The County Governing .Body wrote acknow- ledging the appointment of Mr J G Jenkins, National and Provincial Bank, as representative of the Governors on the County Governing Body. j: CAPITATION FEES. The Headmaster (Mr H H Meyler) said that he thought he bad mentioned at the last meeting all he bad to say in the matter of capitation fees. Other headmasters in the county whom he bad seen were not inclined to favour any change at present. Different reasons came in which induced them to refuse to fall in with the suggestions. In principle, they would gladly accept a system of a fixed salary. He was not aware that any other Body of Governors in the county had discussed the matter. The reasons advanced for the change, were, as far as he understood obnoxious to head- masters and headmistresses in the county. The letter from the County Governing Body was again read, and on the proposition of Mr Richard Rees, it was decided that a letter be sent stating the dis- agreement of the governors with the suggestions) contained therein. HEADMASTER'S REPORT. The Headmaster stated that he had not yet re- ceived the printed reports, and it was resolved that the consideration of the report be deferred, until the same had been received and circulated. ACCOUNTS. The Clerk reported that the accounts bad been drawn up for the past year, but as they had not yet been audited, it was decided to consider them in committee. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. It was resolved to re-appoint Messrs Richard Rees and T R Morgan as auditors. The Chairman Vice-chairman (Dr Edwards), Rev D T Hughes, Messrs Richard Rees, and T R Morgan were ap- pointed to act on the Management Committee. The appointment of the Chairman, Vice-chairman, Rev D T Hughes, Messrs Richard Rees, T R Morgan, W M Jones, and John Thomas on the Finance Committee was agreed to. Dr A 0 Davies, Mr Richard Rees and Mr T R Morgan, were appointed to act on the Lodging House Committee. HOLIDAYS. It was decided that the school close for the 'Whitsuntide holidays on the 11th inst, and re-open on the 28th inst. TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT. The Clerk was directed to write to the County Governing Body informing them that the appoint- ment of Mr John Howell as representative on the Board of Governors would terminate on the 25th inst. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Wednesday, April 2nd, before Major J T Bonsall, Major Hugh Bonsall, Dr A 0 Davies, Messrs D Wintringham Stable, T W Bonsall, and Edward Davies. Commitment Orders.-Daniel Howell, relieving officer, Llanbrynmair, applied for commitment orders against Samuel Jones, Gelli, Glamorgan, collier, and David Jones of the same address (brothers) for disobeying a maintenance order in respect of their father. A previous application had been made and granted. The defendants were earning good wages and were well able to pay.— The orders were granted. Disobeying a Summons.—Richard Ffoulkes, Tycroes, Llanbrynmair, was charged with disobey- ing a summons for drunkenness which had been served bv P.C. Ellis.-P.C. Ellis stated that he bad seen defendant in a drunken condition and using abusive language.—Defendant admitted the offence, and said that he had failed to appear last Ceurt, because bis master represented him.—He was fined Is and costs (15s in all). Drunk and Disorderly.—Jane Cudwortb, Doll- street, Machynlleth, was charged with the above offence. The defendant was represented by her husband, who stated that she could not attend because it was washing day. A fine of Is and costs or 10s in all was inflicted.—Elijah Vaughan, hawker, Machynlleth, was charged with a similar offence, and also with refusing to quit licensed premises. The case was proved by P.S. Owen. The defendant stated that he went into the Glyndwr Hotel, and ordered a glass of beer. P.S. Owen asked him to go away, and after some pressure he went, and he added-without the beer (laughter). P.S. Owen said that he was drunk and refused to quit when asked to. The Bench took a lenient view of the case, and fined him 2s 6d and costs. Horse Strayinq.-Evan Pryce, Graigfach, was charged with allowing his horse to stray on the Derwenlas road last month. Defendant stated that the horse had been chased from the common by dogs.—A fine of 5s including costs was inflcted. No Licew-e. -E(i ward Rees, Graigfach, was charged by Edward O'ConnorHorgan, inland revenue officer, with having in his possession a dog without a licence. Mr Cruikshank, supervisor, prosecuted. Witness stated that he had called at the defendant's house and warned him, but be did not take out a licence until proceediugs had been instituted. Mr Cruikshank stated that he had the dog last year, without a licence, and asked for an exemplary sen- tence. The defendant stated that it was a pup at that time, and no licence was required.—A fine of 10s including costs was inflicted. Beer and Blotvs.-William Pugb, Rees Pugh.and Maurice Morris, Ogof-fawr, were charged by P.S. Owen with fighting on the24thult., at Machynlleth. Morris stated that he went into an hotel for a glass of beer, when Pugh came in. There were a fewwords spoken, and he was struck in the mouth. Pugh denied this. Dd Edwards stated that he went in with Morris at the time. There were a few words a blow was struck. The Bench bound the three to come up for judgement in the sum of £ 5, the defendants to pay their own costs. Morris de- clined to pay, as he did not think be was to blame in any way, and was conveyed to the cells. Sheep Scab.-Henry Thomas, Gwernstable, Llan- wrin, was charged by P C Hamer with having neglected to notify a case of sheep scab on his farm. The defendant's daughter, who appeared, said he was ignorant of the fact that the case was very bad. The constable stated that 16 were affected. Fined 5s and costs.—Wm Jones, Goedol, Llanwrin, was charged with a similar offence. The defendant stated that a few of the sheep had strayed into other flocks. He had given them up as lost and did not know anything about them until proceedings were taken. The case was dismissed. Non-Payment of Rateg.-The Machynlleth Rate Collector applied for an order against A J W James, Garshwn. Machynlleth, for non-payment of rates. It was stated that the amount owing was £1 9s 6d, out of which 5s 6d had been paid. The defendant wrote a letter explaining that the notice had been served on his foreman while he was at Newtown. He did not consider that it was properly served.— The order was granted.—A large number of cases bad been settled out of Court. School Attendance.-Eliza Vaughan, Graigfach, Machynlleth, was charged with having neglected to send one of her children to school. The case was brought up by Mr W D Lewis, attendance officer. Defendant stated tbat she had been taken ill for a few weeks, and during that time the girl was kept at home to look after the house. All the other children attended regularly. The case was dismissed.—Ann Evans, of the same locality, was charged with the same offence. There were no extenuating circumstances in this case, and an order was granted.
Welsh Junior Cup. MACHYNLLETH v WREXHAM VICTORIA These teams met on the Oswestry TJnited ground on Saturday, to decide which should hold the Welsh Junior Cup for the ensuingtwelve months. Rain had fallen nearly all the morning, and by the time fixed for the kick-off the ground was ia a very greasy con- dition. The rain continued all through the match. In consequence of this there was only a small attendance of spectators. The Wrexham captain won the toss, and in the first half played to the Weston goal, having the advantage of the wind. Straight from the kick- off the W rwxham forwards attacked, and in the first couple of minutes they forced a couple of fruitless corners. Williams on the left wing got well placed and took a thot at Arnold, the Machynlleth custodian, and this was converted into another fruitless corner. For a time the Wrexham forwards did most pressing, and had one or two good chances of scoring, but bad shooting nullified all attempts to get the ball in the Machynlleth net. The Machynlleth forwards, led bv Robert Humphreys, paid a short visit to the W rex- ham end, but were quickly driven back, and the scene of play was again changed to the Machynlleth end. Another good opening was offered Wrexham, but though assisted to some extent by the wind the forwards on more than one occasion lost control of the ball, and several golden opportunities of scoring were not taken advantage of. After a short spell of give and take play, the forwards on either side showed slightly improved form. The goals were visited in turn, and each custodian was kept on the aiert, out up to tne cnange of ends neither side could find the net and ends were changed with a blank score sheet. On resuming, with the wind behind them, the Machynlleth forwards were expected to show- up to much better advantage. This expectation, however, was not realised. The Wrexham forwards were the first to press, and, as the result of a hot shot sent in by Lewis Morris, the Machynlleth right full back, was forced to concede a corner. This was fruitless, and some loose play on both sides was in- dulged in. Waking up to some extent the Wrexham quintet forced matters, and again got into the Mach- ynlleth end of the ground. A capital opening was offered Saunderson, but he failed to take advantage of it, his final shot going two or three yards wide of the mark. After Wrexham had been indulged with a fruitless corner, one of the sharpest tussles of the day was witnessed. Edwards, Lewis and J. Davies succeeded by some very pretty passes in getting the ball into the Machynlleth end; a shot from Lewis dropped on the head of Davies, and he made a gallant attempt to land the ball in the Machynlleth net. Morris and Evans, the two backs, made a rush to clear, and the latter got the ball away, but it was quickly driven back. Arnold punched out a shot from Edwards, the ball was met by Saunderson, and a hot bully in the Machynlleth goal followed. Arnold, ably assisted by the backs, Morris and Evans, was nara pressed, and it seemed more than probable the goal would be captured. Danger, however, was averted, much to the relief of the supporters of the Machynlleth team. The game proceeded in a ding- dong fashion, and, after some uninteresting play, the Machynlleth forwards took up the attack, and for a moment or so it seemed impossible to avert disaster. Lloyd and Billington, however, kept cool and cleared, and in the next minute play was taken to the other end. Some sharp exchanges were witnessed in front of Arnold, and after W. Evans had returned a shot by Saunderson, H Edwards pounced on the ball and drove it straight at goal. In its journey the ball cannoned against one of the Machynlleth backs, and glided into the net, the first goal of the match falling to Wrexham Victoria about twentv-five minutes after changing over. The Machynlleth forwards did not lose heart, and on one occasion came very near doing the trick. Hughes sent the ball across, and Morgan, running through the backs had an open goal in front of him. It was fully expected that he would succeed in putting the teams on an equality, but he was too anxious, and drove the ball wide of the mark, much to the disappointment of his supporters. Neither side could again get through, and when time was sig- nalled the score read .-— WREXHAM VICTORIA 1 GOAL. MACHYNLLETH NONE. The following were the teams :—Wrexham Vic- toria,-Goal, W Mathias; backs. A Billington and J B Lloyd; half-backs, T Edwards, W Davies and W Heskith; right-wing, H Edwards and J Lewis; left wing, F Williams and J Davies centre, Saunderson.— Maeli vnileth, -Goal, J Arnold backs, 0 Morris and W Evans half-backs, G Weaver, Richard Humphreys and T W Phillips; right wing, J Holt and R Hughes left wing, W Vaughan and D H Morgan; centre, Robert Humphreys. Referee, Mr R T Gough, Oswestry. Linesmen, Messrs G 0 Postle, Cefn, and H Gough, Oswestry. A protest was lodged against Wrexham Victoria on the ground that they were not eligible to compete in a junior competition, they being at present holders of the Chester Senior Charity Cup.
CORRIS. APPOINTMENT.—Mr John Morgan Jones, Pant- coch, has been appointed keeper of the Dovey and Dulas rivers. GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—The members of this Society held an enjoyable re-union on Friday evening last, at the Board School. There was a good attendance. Refreshments were provided, and an interesting programme of vocal and instru- mental music was gone through. PARISH MEETING.—Mr Edward Lewis, Gaewern, presided at a parish meeting, held on Monday evening. A statement of accounts for the past year was presented, showing a balance in hand after discharging all liability. A discussion took place as to the advisability of adopting one of the permissive bye-laws, but no decision was arrived at. The attendance at the meeting numbered about a dozen. ACCIDENT TO THE VICAR.-As the Rev R J Edwards, Vicar of Corris, was riding his bicycle down the hill between Llwyngwril and Barmouth, on Wednesday evening in last week, he lost con- trol of the machine, and was thrown on the road- side. Soon after the accident happened he was found lying unconscious by some of the Henddol quarrymen on their return from work. After receiving medical attention he recovered conscious- ness. but his condition is serious. The road where the accident occurred is above the railway cliffs, and is very steep and stony in parts. The rev gentleman still lies in a precarious state at the Fairbourne Hotel. His parishioners received the news of the accident with general regret, and the hope was -expressed on all hands that he would have a speedy recovery.
Y Gymdeithas Undodaidd Gymreig. DATHLIAD CANMLWYDDIANT. Cynhaliwyd cyfarfodydd chwarterol y Pasg y Gymdeithas uchod yn Ngbapel.y-groes, ger Llan- bedr, dyddiau Mercher ac Iau diweddaf. Yr oedd y cyfarfodydd hefyd yn achlysur dathliad can- mlwyddiant sefydliad yr achos yn y lie ucbod, yr bwn oedd achos Undodaidd cyntaf yn sir Aberteifi. Saif y capel oddeutu tair milldir o Lanbedr, yn nghanol yr hyn a elwir yn fynych yn 4' ddarn Un- dodaidd sir Aberteifi. Adeiladwyd y capel cyntaf yn 1802, yn benaf trwy ymdrechion Dr Charles Lloyd, ychydig o hanes yr hwn a geir yn eich rhifyn diweddaf-yn Ilythyr 44 Philip Sidney." Am y rhan fwyaf o'r ganrif bu'r gynulleidfa o dan yr un gofal gweinidogaethol a Phantydefaid, yn. mblwyf Llandyssul, yr hon hefyd a sefydlwyd yn 1802. Ond pan ymneillduodd yr Hybarch Thomas Thomas, Y.H., yn 1894, ar ol gweinidogaeth o dros 40 mlynedd, unwyd Pantydefaid a Llandyssul, a di lynwyd Mr Thomas yn Ngbapel-y-groes gan y Parch E E Jenkins. Bu ef yn llafurio hyd 1899, pan y rhoddodd y weinidogaeth i fyny am dymhor, er myned trwy gwrs pellach o efrydiaetb ac unwyd Capel-y-groes a Chribyn o dan yr un weinidogaeth Yr oedd y gweinidogion canlynol yn bresenol yn ystod y cyfarfodydd:—Y Parchn. Thomas Thomas, Y.H.; John Davies, Alltyplacca; R C Jones, Llan- bedr; W James. B.A., Y.H., llywydd ac ysgrifen- ydd y gymdeithas; J H Davies, Cefncoed; T A Thomas, Llandyssul; T J Jenkins.Gellionen Lewis Williams, Rhydygwin D Rees, Rhondda; D Evans, Cwmbach; D Evans, gweinidog y lie Proffeswr Weatherall. M.A.. Caerfyrddin H Robinson, Aber- cynon; E E Jenkins. diweddar weinidog y lie a'r myfyrwyr canlynol:—John Evans, B.A., Simon Jones, B.A., Islan Jones, B.A.. E Jenkins, Parke Davies, David Davies, D J Davies, B.A. Yr oedd y cyfarfodydd yn nodedig befyd fel yr achlysur cyn- taf i'r Parch W Copeland Bowie, ysgrifenydd y Gymdeitbas Undodaidd Seisnig, i fod yn bresenol yn ein cyfarfodydd yn Ngheredigion. Nos Fercher pregethwyd gan y Parchn D Evans, Cwmbach, a D Rees. Rhondda. Cyfarfu pwyllgor y gymdeithas am 9 30 boreu dydd Iau. Am 10 30 decbreuwyd y cyfarfod gan y Parch J Davies, a phregethwyd gan y Parch W James, B.A., Y.H. Ar ei ol cafwyd anerchiad hanesyddol a dyddorol gan y Parch Thomas Thomas, Y.H., yr hwn a olrhein- iodd hanes yr achos o'r dechreu hyd yn awr. Yn y prydnawn cynhaliwyd cynhadledd, pryd y cym- erwyd y gadair gan Lywydd y gymdeithas, yr hwn a roddodd groesaw calonog i'r Parch W C Bowie ar ei ymweliad cyntaf a Cheredigion. Cafwyd an- erchiad hyawdi gan Mr Bowie, yr hwn, cyn terfynu, a gyfeiriodd at y Mesur Addysg newydd. Canlyn. i wyd ef gan y Proffeswr Weatherall, y Parchn J H Davies, D Rees, E E Jenkins, a John Davies. Pas- iwyd yn unfrydol gondemniad ar y Mesur Addysg. I I I- .1 uynygiwyo pieicuais .o aaioicngarwcn i mr jjowie am ei ymweliad gan weinidog y lie. Yn yr hwyr cafwyd dwy bregeth gan y Parchn T J Jenkins, a J H Bavies. Yn ystod yr wythnos y bu yn y Sir, tal- odd Mr Bowie ymweliad a'r holl eglwysi, a phie- getbodd dair gwaith ar y SUl-YD Cwrtnewydd, Cribyn, a Llanbedr. Yr oedd Neuadd Drefol y lie olaf yn orlawn, a rhoddodd bregeth Mr Bowie fodd- lonrwydd cyffredinol.
Welshmen in Patagonia. The Welsh Patagonia Committee formed after the recent interview with Mr Chamberlain with the object of assisting the movement for the emigra- tion to Canada of the Welsh colonists in Patagonia met on Monday in Cardiff, under the presidency of I Sir John T. D. Llewellyn, Mr W. Griffiths, the Canadian Government agent in Wales, reported that the Hon Mr Smart had wired him that the Canadian Government could not pay any portion of the cost of transportation, but since then he bad received from the Hon Clifford Sefton, Minister of the Interior, a wire-" Let me know the exact number of persons in the colony who wish to come and what one half the cost of transfer will be." An answer to this had not yet come, but the Canadian Government were still prepared to pay a bonus of Cl per head (men, women, and children), to reserve a township of land thirty-six- miles square for the settlers, and furnish house accommodation for two or three months while buildings were being effected, and also to piovide a. special staff to assist and guide the settlers. The cost of a transport for 500 persons would amount to about £ 5,500. Mr Griffiths submitted a number of letters be had received frum colonists in Pata- gonia showing that a large number of them were still anxious to emigrate. One writer stated 44 That time is passing away rapidly, and the people here are very restless, knowing not what to do. Some are leaving now, but the majority cannot do so unless a transport is forthcoming." Another telegram from Dr Davies, from Patagonia, stated that 350 would be ready to emigrate at the end of April. After hearing the correspondence, the Committee were satisfied that there was no defection on the part of those inhabi- tants of Cbubut who bad expressed their desire to emigrate to Canada. It was reported that the total amount of subscriptions so far paid was £2,134 16s, and that additional sums had been promised—Mr W J Rees (Swansea) said that with this money they could at once remove 280 or 300 from Chubut to Canada, and Mr Griffith added that the Welsh Committee in Chubut could select the most desirable emigrants, and if they could get 300 to 400 landed in Canada the whole colony would follow. A batch of Welsh Patagonians who had been able to pay their own passage had arrived in this country, and were leaving Liverpool for Canada, on Thursday this week, by the Allan liner Ionian.—The Committee resolv- d that the secre- tary (Mr Griffith) should make arrangements for a steamer to call at Chubut to take a first batch of emigrants at through rates to Canada, and that the Patagonian Local Committee be requested to make a selection of the most deserving cases with the view to expediting this course. The subscribers are invitea to forward their subscriptions to the treasurer (Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P.) at as early a. aate as convenient, it was turtner resolved that, the Committee again approach the Canadian autho- rities with the view of inducing them to reconsider their decision and give more sympathetic assist- ance in so deserving an object.
CARDIGAN. SUCCESS.—We are pleased to note that P.C. John Charman, at present stationed at Cardigan, has successfully passed his re-examination of the St John Ambulance Association. Dr Stephens was the examiner. BAPTISM.—On Sunday afternoon last the Rev J Williams, minister of Bethania Baptist Chapel, Cardigan, administered the rites of baptism by immersion in the River Tivy on 17 persons. Fully 2,000 people witnessed the ceremony, which was very impressive and not likely to be forgotten. At the conclusion of the morning service at the chapel three person were baptised, and thirty-three were admitted into churjh-fellowship at the even- ing service. THE RACES.—Two gentlemen set out for the races on Thursday, but unfortunately did not reach their destination. They were discovered by P.C. Jones lying on the road near Llechryd. Could this be an effect of the heat wave 1 Instead of being conveyed to the races in a brake they were brought back to Cardigan in a cart! Hence their appear- ance at the County Police Station on Friday, and their adjournment to Carmarthen for a week. SCHOOL BOARD.—Held at the Guildhall, Cardi- gan, on Monday, the Rev J. Williams, presiding. There were also present, Mrs Davies, Mr J. C. Roberts, and the Rev G. Hughes.—The Clerk pro- duced an estimate of income and expenditure of the Board up to the 29th of September next, show- ing a probable deficiency of 4100.-On the pro- position of Mr J. C. Roberts, seconded by Mrs Davies, it was resolved that a precept be issued on the rating authority for R102 3s 8d.—Mr J. C. Roberts proposed that the bye-laws of the Board be amended by the substitution of fourteen years for thirteen, and El penalty for 5s and other necessary amendments, and that the Clerk submit a draft to the Board of Education for their ap- proval. Mrs Davies seconded the proposition which was carried.—It was decided to adjourn the meet- ing until Monday next, to take into consideration the appointment of an assistant master.
The Home-coming of Lieut. Colonel H. W. H. Brenchley, Glaneirw. ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME. All Cardigan was out-men, women, and children, and those that were not out should have been. In all probability if the chance bad occurred to Mr Dan Leno during the time that he occupied the editorial chair of the Sun this would have been the way in which that versatile gentleman would have prefaced his copy." However, there is no need to labour the point. Most people have a strong and conscientious objection to labvur-especially hard labour. Cardigan on Monday night, was attired in its gay dress of welcome with honour of the home-coming of Lieut-Colonel H. W. H. Brencblev, Glaneirw, from the South African cam- paign. Flags were everywhere, and people were everywhere. From the Station to Victoria Gardens the streets were thickly lined by an encited and expectant crowd. Lieut-Colonel Brenchley volun- teered for active service with the 6th Battalion Middlesex Regiment some two years ago, and was accepted. He has seen some hard work in South Africa, and it is a source of great gratification to all that he has returned home unscathed. There was a large muster of volunteers lined on the Station platform, under the command of Captain R. W. Picton Evans and the cyclist contingent was under the commaud of Lieutenant W. E. James. The naval reserve men formed a guard immediately out- side the Station, under the command of Captain Minister, and Chief Officer Fisher. The booning of fog-signals announced the approach of the train which drew into the Station at four minutes to eight o'clock. The band struck up, See the Con- quering Hero Comes." and loud cheeis rent the air. On stepping from the carriage Lieut-Colonel Brenchley was heartily greeted by many old friends, and congratulated on his safe return. Before leav- ing the platform Captain E. J. Webley Parry-Pryse read the following address:— To Lieut-Colonel Herbert Walter Harman Brenchlev, Glaneirion.—On behalf of the inhabi- tants of the parish and neighbourhood of Blaeo- porth, we, the undersigned, have been deputed to offer you, on your return from the South African campaign, a most hearty, cordial, and sincere welcome. It has been a source of great satisfac- tion and pleasure to us, who have followed and watched your devoted services, of the exemplary manner you have discharged the arduous duties which have devolved upon you. It is also a great source of pleasure to us to &nd that, after an absence of two years, you are again amongst 118 unscathed, despite the perils and hardships of war, and the illnesses incidental to a campaign, which have bad so many victims. We feel sare that, amongst your numerous friends and rela- tives, none will be greeted by you with greater joy than your beloved mother, who has naturaUy watched your absence with a mixed feeling of anxiety with regard to your life and health, and with pride in your successful career. We heartily congratulate you on your promotion to the rauk of Lieut-Colonel, a distinction you have well merited. Wishing you a well-earned rest, happiness, and prosperity. 41 Signed, 44 J R HOWELL, Chairman. 44 E J WEBLEY-PARRT-PRYSE, Treasurer. 44 J GWENDRAETH JONES, Secretary. April 2nd, 1902." A At the conclusion of the reading of the addrafls three hearty cheers were given for Lieutenant- Colonel Brenchley. Lieutenant-Colonel Brenchley said—Mr Chair- man, ladies and gentleman.-It is impossible for me to find words to express the great joy that I feet at receiving such a welcome. I wish that I could think that I deserved half the honour that has been done me this evening. I have only done my duty in South Africa. Perhaps they were arduous duties sometimes, but that was not the time to complain. It would have been a matter of exeat Dleasare t8 me to have witnessed the end of the war, but I am afraid it is some distance off yet. However there can be but one termination. Ladies and gentle- men, I am no great speaker, consequently I will not take up any more of your time. I thank you most sincerely for the grand reception that you havo given me. I must also express my best thanks to Captain Pioton Evans for being present at the time of my return with his gallant volunteers, of wfaoaa we beard so much in South Africa (loud and pro- longed ctwers). A procession was then formed and marched through the town, the band playing* appropriate music. Several torches, which OMW unspeakable 44 torture to many, were carried by the to handy man" and cast a lurid glare in every direetion. Some fifty or sixty inhabitants of the parish of Blaenporth and neighbourhood rode into town on horseoack, and formed the rearguard of the noble procession. The volunteers and naval reserve men left the procession at Victoria Gardena and returned to town. Lieutenant-Colonel Brenchley landed at Southampton on T ot UA wtak by the41 Panada