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DOLGELLEY. I ""BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Saturday last at the Shire Hall, when there were present Messrs Robert Hughes (chairman) presid- ing, James Lewis, and Mrs Margaret Hughes, Dolgelley; Messrs David Ellis Davies, Hugh 'Evans, John Evans, and Edward Williams, Bar- mouth John Evans, Mailwyd; John Edwards, Ellis Evans, and John Roberts, Brithdir; Morris Evans, Llanaber, Ellis Pugh Jones, Llanddwywe David Tudor, Llanegryn; M G Williams, and J R Jones, Llanenddwyn Hywel Pugh, Llanfachreth and Cadwaladr Rooerts, Llangelynin, with Mr R Guthrie Jones (clerk), and Mr Hugh Roberts (master). Financial—The amount in the Treasurer's hands in favour of the Council was reported to be Z526 1% 9d. The amount of bills presented for pay- ment amounted to £916 5s 3d, and the amount of contributions due was P,956, and Z881 arrears. Statisties.-The number of inmates in the house was reported to be 43, as compared with 54, the corresponding period last year. The number of -vagrants relieved during the past month was 121, as compared with 68 corresponding peiiod last year. The amount of out-door relief administered daring the past month was as follows:—Per Mr Thomas Parry, £138 18s 7d to 214 paupers per Mr William Davies, P,116 15s to 188 paupers.. Catherine Reaney.-A letter was read from the clerlt of the Nantwich Union, stating that he could not advise the Guardians to depart from the usual course with regard to this pauper. It was clear that the woman was not destitute, and ought not to 'be relieved. After some discussion it was decided that she be kept at the Dolgelley Workhouse Removal of Children, The case of Annie Owen, Bontddu, again came up lor discussion. It was thought that if the children were sent to the Workhouse it would be the best thing to do.—The Clerk said they could not do that, as they bad no authority to do it. They could, however, proceed against hei under the charge of cruelty.—Mr Hywel Pugh proposed that the matter be deferred for a month.—Mr Ellis Tugh Jones seconded this.—Mr Cadwaladr Roberts proposed as an amendment that a justice's order be .applied for, to remove the children to the Work- ,bouse. -On a division being taken the amendment was agreed to. Correqondenee.-A letter was read from the Local Government Board requesting that, when the Guardians filled up the vacancy, due notice should be given them of the fact. Pending the appointment of a successor to Dr Lloyd, the Board approved the appointment of Dr Jones to act as medical officer, and that he be paid at the rate of £34 10s per annum.—A communication was read from the Postmaster General informing the Guardians that the Savings Bank account respect- ing that which the enquiry was made, stood in the name of Alice Williams, deceased, and that the balance was P.24 10s 6d.—Mr Ellis Evans proposed that out of that amount, the Guardians obtain a bag of tools for the son of Alice Williams, so as to enable him to become apprenticed to a joiner.— This was seconded and agreed to. Christmas Tree for the -L,)tijiateg. _A letter was Tead from Mr J Leigh Taylor, Penmaenucha, Dol- gelley, stating that if agreeable, he, with Col. and Mrs Scott, would be glad to supply a Christmas tree, with fruit and toys, for the Workhouse, to- gether with pipes and tobacco for the men.—ME Hugh Evans proposed that the offer be accepted, and that a cordial vote of thanks be accorded to the donors for their kindness.—This was seconded and carried unanimously. The House.—The Master, in hi 5 report, stated that the following gifts had been received by the inmates :—Miss Fetcher and Mrs Williams, Peny- coed, knitted shawls, and tea for women in sick ward, coppers for men in sick ward, and buns for all tho inmates; Messrs R Mills and Sons, oranges and nuts for children; Mrs D H Jones, Lawn House, oranges, sweets, and biscuits for the children Mrs Evan Roberts, toffee for the children Miss Thomas, Dr William's School, the Sphere for 1902 Mr Wm Allen, oranges, sweets, and crackers Miss Hawkins, Dolseranu Hall, bundle of periodicals Mr Davies, New Shop, tea for the women, and tobacco for men, and jam for the children.—On the motion of the Chairman, a cordial vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the donors for their kind- ness.—The inmates also thanked the guardians for the extra meals given them on Christmas Day. Appointment of Medical o.tficer.-It was agreed to advertize for a successor to the late Dr Lloyd, medical officer for the Barmouth district. A question was asked as to the advisability of discon- necting Bontddu from the "Barmouth district, and add it to the Dolgelley district, but it was event- ually decided to keep the districts as before. Abstract of Accounts.—Mr Cadwaladr Roberts presented the report of the committee appointed to consider the abstract of accounts, and made several recommendations, which were adopted. Case of Mrs Pring.-This case was again brought to the notice of the Board. At the last meeting it was resolved that the guardians should pay relief to her weekly, and to proceed against her husband to contribute towards ber maintenance through the Board. During the last month Mrs Pring had received 14s from his mother.—The Relieving Officer said that she had no right to give the money to her, but should have given it to the Board.—Mr Hugh Evans said that the woman did not know what to do, and she did what she considered to be the best thing.—After some discussion it was decided to abide by the resolution passed at the previous meeting. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of this Council was held. on Saturday last at the Shire Hall, Mr John Roberts (chairman) presiding. Llrvyngwril Water Svpply.—Seven tenders were received for the erection of the works for this supply, which were as follows :-J H Roberts, Pwllheli, £ 2.880 118 6d; J Phoenix, Wrexham, X2,983 12s 3d J Adams, Barmouth, £2,499 5s lid D Davies, Barmouth, P,1,968 19s P Edwards, Chester, £2,072 3s 7d; Robert A Crowe, Manchester, £ 2.144 2s John Price Lewis, Aberdovey, P,1,842 Os 3d.—Mr Evans, Llanaber, proposed that a com- mittee be appointed to consider the tenders, rather than defer the matter for a fortnight.—This was eventually agreed to, and Messrs Foulkes Jones, Cadwaladr Roberts, and M G Williams, together with the Engineer and Clerk, were appointed on the committee. It was decided that a meeting be held on Saturday next. Dyffryn Water Supply.-A letter was read from the Local Government Board stating that they had under consideration a report made by their In- spector after the enquiry held by him with refer- ence to the application of the Rnral District Council for the sanction to the borrowing of a sum of EZ,750 for purposes of water supply for the village of Dyffryn, Llanenddwyn, and it had been decided to comply with the request. The Board were advised that the site of the springs and the collecting wells should he fenced in.—Mr H C Taylor, engineer, wrote advising the Council to at once advertise for tenders for erecting the works, 80 as to get on with it with all possible speed.— Messrs W G Williams and J R Jones were asked to see the owners of properties in connection with the scheme, in order to avoid the expenses of arbitra- tion. COUNTY SCHOOL SPEECH DAY. I The annual prize day at Dolgelley County School took place on. Wednesday afternoon week last, when Mr E W Evans, Goleuad presided. when Mr E W Evans, Goleuad presided. The Chairman, in opening the meeting, said be had to apologise for the absence of Mr C R William s,Dolmelynllyn (cliai r man of the Governors), who was unable to be present, and he bad consented to take the chair on condition that no speech was expected from him. The Headmaster (Mr Arthur Clendon, M.A.,) then gave a verbal account of the school work during the year. Referring to the absence of the Chairman, he said that Mr Williams, who was an old and faithful friend of the school, bad not for- gotten to send £5 as usual to provide prizes for the school boys. Mr Williams was to have planted the Coronation trees he had presented to the school in the morning, but as he was unable to do so, he had requested the boys to plant the oaks instead. This had been done, and the hoys j would well remember it. He wished to thank Miss t Griffith, Arianfryn, who had undertaken at soma inqgpvenience to herself to distribute the prizes, and she had also given an exhibition to the school of ZS as a memorial to her father. Lftsfc year had been an important one in the history of the school —looking at its future effects—for an organised system of science instruction had been adopted, and the school was now recognised as a secondary school under the Act. They would receive an additional grant towards working expenses of something between £ 2 and £3 per pupil. He had recommended this to the Governors with some hesitation, for it would give greater prominence to science, and the other subjects would suffer more or less. On the whole, however, the arrangement had worked satisfactorily. Miss Griffiih, Arianfryn, then presented the fol- lowing prizes:— William Griffith. Exhibition" (tenable at any university, value £5 per annnm for three years) given by Miss Griffith, Arianfryn, in memory of her father, the late Mr William Griffith, Glynmalden, A Glyn Edwards. Form IV., R J Edwards, Glyn Edwards. Form III., Morton J Davies, T G Hughes. Form II., R R Jones, R W Williams, 0 L Evans. Form I., J Jones, Wm. Owen, Hugh Roberts. Special prizes.—Arithmetic (given by the Rev J H Marshall, M A.), Glyn Edwards. Drawing, D Hoddinott. Woodwerk, D Hoddinott. Attend- ance (silver medals presented by Mr Wm. Evans, Birmingham, for those who have not been late or missed an attendance during the year), LI Edwards E R Brown, G F Thomas, and G Ellis. Bronze medals for those boys who have not been late or missed an attendance more than three times, R Wynne Williams, 0 Owen. Honours list.—First Tate exhibition in science (value Cl5 per annum) University College of North Wales, Bangor, Gwilym James. Central Welsh Board Examination-Senior cer- tificate, Llewelyn Edwards. Junior certificates, Morton J Davies, distinction in arithmetic, mathe- matics, Welsh; T G Hughes, C Millard, J R Humphreys, F R Browne. London matriculation—A Glyn Edwards. Cambridge junior local examination—Honours— First class, first division, with distinctioH in Latin, A Glyn Edwards. After the distribution. Professor Anwyl, Aberys- twyth, addressed the gathering and said he had known the school from the first. He had watched its progress with the keenest interest and listened to the Headmaster's report with great pleasure. He was present at the opening of the buildings and he recollected walking in the procession on that day with the late Dr Edward Jones and Mr T E Ellis, two men whose loss, Wales, especially Merioneth, deplored greatly. The school was now better housed than at first, and the work continued to be excellent. In dealing with secondary education, the speaker proceeded, one ought not to look to numbers as a test of efficiency and excellence, but rather to the quality of the work that was done, to the type of the boy or girl produced. He thought that this school was doing excellent work in that way. Subsequently an interesting programme was gone through,and the meeting endedlwith the usual votes of thanks, proposed by Mr Edward Griffith, J.P., and seconded by Mrs Jones-Parry.
CLLOWN runs CESS'S FLIGHT. NUNNERY on ASYLUM. The following remarks concerning the events which preceded the flight of the Crown Princess of Saxony are from a personage at the Vienna Court, and are doubtless, therefore, authentic, writes a correspondent at Vienna. He says that the Princess, and also her brother, were present at a dinner given at Salzburg on December 11th by the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Both were in the highest possible spirits, and it was the more surprising, therefore, that their flight should take place next day. Wiien the Princess obtained ro aid from her parents, who declared that she must immediately return to the Dresden Court, which she positively refused to do, the Grand Duke said "Good. You have now only the choice between a nunnery and a lunatic asylum." The Princess replied that she would obtain a divorce. Letters written by her long before her flight, this authority continues, were full of com- plaints about the petty annoyances she had to endure at Dresden. She could not make even the smallest purchase in the Dresden shops without the permission of a Indy-in-waitirc. She was regarded as an enfant terrible at the Court, and everybody knew that for the smallest failure in Court etiquette she was subjected to a sort of house arrest. The chief cause of disagreement between her and her husband and the other members of the Court arose from her popularity, which was disapproved of. As the Princess lift Salzburg without any luggage she has been obliged to purchase every necessary at Geneva. She has nothing but her jewels, which are worth 200,Coo kronen, ( £ 8,000). The Dresden Court has officially informed the Princess that unless she voluntarily resigns the title of Crown Princess of Saxony her deprivation of it will be officially proclaimed. The Archduke Leopold, who was residing as "Herr und Frau Wooing" at the Hotel d'Angle- terre, Geneva, has It ft. the latter place with his companion. The Archduke states that his mother has burnt at SaJzburg his entire collection of the works of Ibsen, Tolstoy, and Zola.
TIR. CHAMBERLAIN AT DURBAN. Mr. Chamberlain arrived at Durban in the cruiser Good Hope early on Friday morning. The Colonial Secretary, Mrs. Chamberlain, and the members of the party left the warship between ten and eleven. On landing at the jetty, they were received by the Governor of Natal (Sir H. LAIeCalluni), the Prime Minister (Sir A. Iliine), and the Mayor. During the drive to the Town Hall, the Colonial Secretary was received with the greatest enthusiasm, the entire population thronging the decorated streets to catch a glimpse of the statesman who looks after their interests in the lm] erial Cabinet. There was a tremendous demons: ration at the Town Hall, where the right hon. gentleman was presented with an address. Mr. Chamberlain, in reply, paid a high tribute to the devotion and sacrifices that had marked the conduct of Natal throughout the war. He had, he ccme to South Africa to gain information Cirt. hand regarding: the manifold and complicated jroblrms which they had had to face ever since the British flag waved over that country. For the solution of those questions time and patienog and, not least, local goodwill were essential. Several deputations subsequently waited on the Colonial Secretary, who was afterwards entertained at luncheon. The right hon. gentleman, respond- ing to the toast of his health, referred to the great public services of Lord Milner, to whom South Africa owed so much. The British fag was, would, and must be paramount throughout the country. The losses suffered and the sacrifices made must not be thrown away. Reconciliation should be easy, and there was no cause for despair. He came in the spirit of conciliation, but he came also in the spirit of firmness. Federation was a great aim, but it would be a greater mistake to hasten its con- clusion prematurely. A correspondent states that the general impression made by the speeches was most favourable.
AND SPECIAL LEAVE. rr. Austen Chamberlain, Postmaster-General, communicated to officials of the Fawcett cia'ion his decision with regard to represents- j is baye beeu made to him on the subject )1 I' limíi:tit13 which have been placed on thQ ec al leave" granted to postmen and other em- I, I es of the Post Office. Mr. Chamberluitt aayai arrangements in force in the Post for- .,t,li ordinary and sick leave are extremely liberal. tie is not in a position to make any lurthec- ci.ncession in the matter.
FATAL LANTERN EXPERIMENT- An inquest has been held at Birmingham on the* sou of a local hank manager named Walker, who met his death as the result of a magic lantern xpbi«ion. The youth had seen some instructions MI a p. per devoted to amateur electricians as to the use of acetylene gas for magic lanterns. He made, the necessary cylinders, but failed to perforate the- inner one properly, and while he was shewing thai' lantern to his mother a terrific explosion occurred.. 1 he boy's teeth were knocked out, his face was shockingly lacerated, and he died after being ullcoIlscious for fourteen days. A verdict of acci- dental death was recorded.
MORE "POISON BY POST." Three mysterious poisoning cases are reported' from different parts of the United States, says a New York message. In e ic'.i case the poison was concealed in sweets. That is tho chief point of resemblance between them in other respects they are very different. Mrs. Ackenhauseu, of Philadelphia, received a. box of sweets in which were concealed bent pinal and morphine. She hurt her mouth severely witho one ot the pins, but this pr-ibably saved her life, for she only swallowed tho poison in one sweet. Dr. Manley EHOS, of Oakland, California, was almost killtd by poisoned confectionery wnich he, found on a shelf in his dispensary, lie gave some of it to his assistant, Miss Margaret Cooper. Both became violently ill. The sweets contained arsenic. Poisoned confectionery was sent to Miss Rita Knight, an actress, wlÍlo she va-i playing at San Bernardino. Californii. She was interrupted before she had eaten much, and to this she owos her escape. The criiiie was said to bt) the wcric of a rejected admirer. In none of these three cases has the poisoner been discovered. Several arrests have been made, but sufficient evidence could not be obtained.
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The Welsh in Patagonia. Mr Leon Roy, the Canadian Government Official, who was deputed to investigate the alleged destitu- tion prevailing among the Welsh in the Llewelyn Colony of Patagonian Welsh at Saltcoats reports that the progress made by the Llewelyn Settlers is remarkable. He states that it must be remembered that many of the Settlers were utterly without means on their arrival to the North-West, and a certain amount of hardship was inevitable. One man, after paying for his oxen had but $1 left. He ploughed 40 acres this season. The settlers, by mutual assistance, have accomplished infinitely- more than would otherwise have been possible. They have erected good houses and stables. There will be very little work for the colonists by which to earn money during the winter. Hauling wood and selling it at Saltcoats being the principal means of revenve; but some of the Settlers have not the teams to do this, and many are unable to get away from the settlement to procure work which is to be had elsewhere because of large and young families. A few appear to be in need of winter clothing. The following is a list of those in need of relief t John R Jenkins—Family of nine. Owns one cow; has been sick needs ten or twelve sacks of flour, and tea. sugar, soap, and some clothing. Thos W March—Family of eight. Owns three bead of cattle. Requires ten sacks of flour, and pork, tea, sugar, etc. P Jones—Family of seven. Has two acres broken. At present away thrashing. Requires flour, groceries and tea. Evan Jones-Family of nine. Has ten acres broken. Owns one cow, JJust lost an ox by death. Has twenty acres ready for crop. Needs seed or rain for forty acres. Being hauling wood from. town to support family. Inquires if he can get the loan from the govern- ment to buy a team. William Thomas-Familv of nine. Owns one cow. Needs twelve sacks of flour. groceries and seed grain. John C Thomas—Family of nine. Has five acres broken; owns one cow and two ponies. Requires twelve sacks of flour, groceries and seed for twenty acres. William Morris—Family of eight. Hasten acres ready for crop. Owns one cow. Requiries seed grain for 25 acres and twelve sacks of flour. Thos E L Evans—Family of nine. Owns three horses and two cows. Has twenty acres ready for crop, and will break more. Requires seed for forty acres. Henry Davies-Family of ten. Owns horse ox team and waggon. Has twenty acres broken. Needs 24 bags of flour, seed grain for 10 acres of wheat, ten acres of oats, and twenty acres flax. David H Calvin-Family of four. Owns one pony. Needs ten sacks of flour, seed for twenty acres of wheat and 16 acres of oats. E D Evans—Family of three. Needs provisions and clothing to the amount of $50. Robert Morris-Family of five. Owns two oxen and waggon. Has ten acres broken. Requires ten sacks of flour, groceries and seed grain. Asks for loan of $100. There are four other cases yet to be reported. The people would prefer to have cash rather than orders for goods. The government will advance these Settlers all necessary aid, taking a lien thereafter on their homesteads, far an amount advanced. The Settlers, Mr Roy states, are very thankful for the promise of prompt action by the department.
MYDROILYN. CONCERT.—A very successful concert was held at the Congregational Chapel of the above place, on Christmas night. The chair was occupied by the Rev J Howells. pastor. The programme was as follows :-Part song "Hiraeth," Bryn'rhafod Male Voice party, conducted by Mr H Lewis; song I- Yn lach i Ti Gymru," Mr J 0 Davies, Neuaddlwyd; song, Mae'n dod yn nol." Miss M A Evans, Tynant, (encored) part song, Y Deryn Pur," Mydyr Ladies Choir," conducted by Miss Isabella Davies; dialogue, Misses Thomas, Blaenhirbant duett, "Y Ddau Forwr," Mr T and H Lewis; recitation, Miss A Thomas, Blaenhirbant; dialogue, I Messrs E James, Cefnmaes, and E Jenkins, Nanty- gwrdi; song, Miss Evans, Tynant: recitation, Mr A Thomas; song, Bler'aeth yr Amen," Mr J 0 Davies, quartette, "Myfanwy," Messrs B Thomas and friends song, Bryn'rhafod Mixed Choir, conduct- ed by Mr T Lewis duet, Misses Thomas; part song, Mydyr Ladies Choir, conducted by Miss Isabella Davies, The proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the Welsh National Anthem. Some of the above items are worthy of special comment, more particularly the rendering of "Mae'n dod yn Nol," by Miss Evans, for which she was enthusiastically encored. Others deserv- ing honourable mention are the Misses Thomas, Blaenhirbant, and the Mydyr Ladies who charmed the audience with their rendering of "The Gentle Bird." Much disappointment was felt at the absence of Mr T Thomas (Telyn.vr), through in- disposition. The proceed* were devoted towards J She building fund of the chapel.
TRISANT. EISTEDDFOD.- After a lapse of three years Trisant C.M. Chapel held its usual annual Eistedd- fod on Christmas Day. Though the weather was not very favourable, a good number availed them- selves of the opportunity of being present at this annual competitive meeting. Dr Morgan. J.P., Pontrbydygroes, occupier] the chair, and discharged his duties in an efficient manner. The adjudicators were: -Music, Mr M. de Lloyd, G.T.S.C., Penparke, Aberystwyth; literature and miscellaneous, Rev T Mason Jones, Ysbytt.y Ystwyth; accompanist, Mr Charlie F Pugh, Pontrhydygroes. The following was the programme with a list of prize.winner:- Afternoon Meeting.-Short address by the Rev T Mason Jones, who was appointed chairman until Dr Morgan's arrival; overture on the organ by Mr Charlie F Pugh verses by the bards-Mr Thomas John Evans, Tynclawdd. and Mr David Davies (Ap Gwilym), Blaenwaun solo for boys under 15, "Wareham," Masttr Tom Hebpurn, Pontrhydy- groes recitation for children under 15, Diwrnod t^rri'r ysgol," 1st prize Lizzie Jane Lewis (Bron- watin), 2nd prize awarded to Mary Elizabeth Mason (Cefngriao,o-); solo for girls under 15, "Emyn I Hwyrol," Lizzie M Evans, Felinwynt; quartette, "Hyfryd Ganaan" (D Evans, Mils. Bac.), prize divided between Trisant and Ystumtuen parties; best writing of Psalm c., prize divided between Joseph Davies (Cicsygraig), and Mary E Mason; tenor solo, Bugeiles y GIyn," Mr Joseph Davies, Glantrisant; best 3 verses to Coed y Fynwent," Mr David Davies (Ap Gwilym), Blaenwaun, Trisant; male voice party, Awn i ben y Wyddfa fawr,' two parties compete. viz Trisant and Ysbytty parties, the prize was awarded the Trisant. party led by Mr W Bonner, Glantrisant; best pencil sketch of Trisant Chapel, prize divided between D Lloyd Jones (Lone), and Joseph Davies (Closygraig); duett, "I'aradtvys J Pdaear" (R S Hughes), Mr Evan E Jones (Blaehpentre), and Miss Emily Morgans (Tynrhyd); juvenile choir Ehowil fawl i'n Prynwr glan," Trisant, Day School Choir, under the leadership of Mr D Joseph Lewis, C M. Evening leeting.Opening solo by Mr Evan Herbert Davies, Abertillery, South Wales, who sai} £ "in fine style Pistyll y Llan." Best englyn, Doethineb Solomon," Mr Daniel Davies, Glanllyn, Trisant party of eight, Rwy'n caru clywed 'r hanes (Prof T D Edwards, Pontypridd), Trisant party led by Mr Mathew Evans, Nantgwyn, Trisant; recitation, 11 Y Ddamwain (Rev R Gwmryn Jones, Aberystwyth), Mr Lewis Edwards, Cnwch soprano solo, Yr hen gerddor" (D Pughe Evans). Mrs Lewis, Frongoch Fach, Trisant; ladies choir, Nos Calan (D Emlyn Evans), in this competition two parties sang, viz., Yst.umtuen and Trisant parties, the former party, under the leadership of Mr John Morgans, proved victors best elegy (marwnad) to the late Miss Jane Elizabeth Evans, of Erwtome, awarded to the Rev William Williams, Amman- ford, additional prizes were awarded to the Rev R Gwmrn Jones, Aberystwyth, and Mr Llewelyn Lewis, Ponterwyd; dialogue (own selection), Mr Lewis Edwards, Cnwcb, and friends; trio, Duw bydd drugarog" (Dr Parry), prize awarded to the Trisant trio. Evan E Jones, Joseph Davies, and Mrs Lewis, Frongoch Fach; giving Welsh names to objects exhibited, Mr Joseph Davies, Closygraig baritone solo, Breuddwyd y morwr bach,' Mr Josiah Mason, Ystumtuen; best essay on the village of Trisant, Mr David Davies, Blaenwaun, an additional prize was also given to Mary Elizabeth Mason; chief choral competition, Cymhorth ni, 0 Dduw" (M. de Lloyd, G.T.S.C., Pen parke), two choirs entered for this competition, viz., Ysbytty and Ystumtuen, the latter choir led by Mr John Morgans were awarded the prize. Solo, Bwthyn bach melyn fy nhad," was at this point sung by Mr Evan Herbert Davies, Abertillery, which received an encore. The meeting was a success. Vote of thanks to the Chairman (Dr Morgan) was proposed by the Rev T Mason Jones, and seconded by Mr Samuel Evans, Nantgwyn, and carried amid cheers. Similar votes of thanks were proposed to all who had rendered assistance on the Eistedd- fod Committee, or otherwise, in order to make the Eisteddfod a success.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. SHOW.—A very successful show of dead poultry took place on Friday last at the Market Buildings. The judges were: Mr Jenkins, poulterer, Carmar- then, and Mr A Harper, poulterer, Cardigan. There was a fair attendance throughout, and good entries. The following were the successful com- petitors :—Best turkey—1, Mrs Davies, Dolellaw- gam 2, S Owens, Brithdir; 3, Mr Evans, Pencnwc. Best goose—1, Mr Griffiths, Penralltgillo; 2, Mrs Thomas. Pantyrodyn 3, Mr Jones, Blaengwyddon. Best pair of ducks -1, Mr John Jones, Bwlchygroes; 2, Mr John Jones, Waunlwyd. Best pair of fowls -1, Mrs Davies, Dolellawgam. Best collection of poultry—1, Mrs Norris, Cefnmaesmawr; 2, Mrs A Davies, Poplar. Brown eggs—1, Mrs Davies, Dole- llawgam. White eggs—1, Mr H Jones, Llwyn- wyead 2, Mrs Thomas, Pantyrodyn. PETTY SESSIONS. Before Messrs A H Jones, Joshua Powell and G M Willliams, on Friday week last. Unmuzzled Dogs.—James Evans, Bwlchcaebrith, Oenarth, T Hubert Williams, Gwynfryn, Newcastle- Emlyn, David Davies, Ffynonwen, Penbeyr, Mar- garet Thomas, Yel Cenarth, Benjamin Jones, Alltycafan Factory, Llangeler, and John Evans, Maesyrhaf, Llangeler, were charged with allowing their dogs to be unmuzzled on the highway. Each were fined Is and costs. Gametresp-ass.—Evan Jones of London House, Newcastle-Emlyn, was summoned by Mr G M Wil- liams of Gelligath, for trespassing in pursuit of conies on Gel ligath land. Fined £ 1 and costs.
MOYLGROVE. I ON CHRISTMAS DAY the Temperance Party of this place held their annual tea at the Schoolroom, when a good number of children and adults partook of the good things spread. In the evening a very successful concert was held at the Board School, Mr G P Davies, Pantywilan, presided, and the Rev Job Evans, conducted. The Chairman made a few appropriate remarks on the temperance question dwelling upon the new Licensing Law coming into force next year. A capital programme of Recita- tions, dialogues, songs, and glees was gone through. The local glee parties led by Mr D Davies and Mr D James, Pwllcregin, did their part well. The Pencastell party led by Mr T Phillips also sang sweetly. The Morfa male voice party, led by Mr Tom Williams, Rhoswrdan, sang creditably and showed signs of being well trained. Mr W N Lewis, Moylgrove, gave a very effective rendering of The Bugler Boy," and Mr D Griffiths, of Morriston. sweetlv rendered Hen fwthvn cwvn fv mam." The prize essay on the Antiquities of Moylgrove" was divided between Mr D Davies, Mount Hall, and Mr D Griffiths, Pwllcregin. Prizes were also awarded to the scholars who had attended the Moylgrove Board School most regularly during the year, seven having attended the full number of times the school had been open. The enjoyable proceedings were brought to a close by the Moylgrove male voice party, led by Mr Daniel James, giving a powerful rendering of Y Delyn Aur," arranged by Pughe Evans.
TALGARREG. WEDDING.—On Tuesday morning, December 23rd, a very pretty wedding toook place at Ponty- pridd. The contracting parties were Mr T H Thomas, police sergeant, Tonypandy (and a native of Talgarreg) and Miss Ellen Elizabeth Twissell, of Tonypandy (a native of Pontypool). The bride was tastefully attired in a dress of electric blue cloth, trimmed with silk, and wore a grey hat with white feathers to match. The bridesmaid, Mrs Williams, Tonypandy (sister), wore a wine-coloured dress. Mr Twissell, of Tonypandy, gave the bride away, whilst P.C. Thomas, of Talybont, Cardigan- shire (brother), acted as best man, assisted by Mr J Jones, Pandy-square. After the nuptial knot had been tied, the party sat down to lunch at the County Hotel, Pontypridd, and then proceeded to Swansea to spend the honeymoon. Sergeant Thomas is well-known in Cardiganshire and Glamorganshire. The numerous presents received testify that Mr and Mrs Thomas are well-known and greatly esteemed in the locality, and their many friends wish them long life and much happiness.
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THE YEAR'S RECORD. The year 1902 stands out as a landmark ir; the record of the ages by reason of two gre v; and momentous events-the Coronation ot King Edward VII. and his Queen, with iLs extraordinary postponement, and the conclu- sion of peace in South Africa, where war had raged and blood and treasure had beyn ponr r) out for two years and eight months witlioui cessation. THE CORONATION. The painful episode that marked the post- ponement of the crowning of the King, :md the later happy consummation of that desired event, are still fresh in the mnvi* d the public. In February his Majesty held first LGváe since his accession, and in M i; he paid an important visit to Plymouth, wVire his Consort launched the Queen, the latent addition to Britain's fleet, while the King laid the first keel-plate of the battleship Edward VII. All went well until the middle of June, preparations being made on all hands for the celebration of the event of the year. But in June the King paid a visit to Aldershot and witnessed a torchlight parade in very inclement weather. The result was a chill, which had disastrous results. On June 23rd his Majesty came to London, and the following day the announcement was made that tln Coronation cefBTTlPny day must be postponed, as the principal figure had been attacked by appendicitis. At mid- day on the 24th an operation was performed on him by Sir Frederick Treves, and the whole country, which liad been plungeri into grief by the unexpected announcement, learnt with gratitude that it had been successful. Two days later the list of Coronation honours was published, the King meanwhile lying between lifo and death at Buckingham Palace but on the 28th the Royal physicians were able to pronounce him out of immediate danger, and from that date ne made slow but steady progress towards recovery. On July 6th the bulletins, which were published frequently, announced that he was "out of danger," and on the same day the dinners to half a million poor, thoughtfully provided by his Majesty, were given in London. On the 15th the King was taken to Portsmouth, where he was transferred to his Majesty's yacht Victoria and Albert. Here he spent the time until the week fixed for the Corona- tion ceremony. He was welcomed on HIS RETURN TO LONDON very cordially, and on August 9th the Corona- tion took place in Westminster Abbey, the Archbishop of Canterbury placing the crown on the head of the King, while his brothar of York crowned Queen Alexandra. Great crowds of people stood in the streets along which the Royal procession passed, and there were universal rejoicings throughout the country. Fifty thousand troops, including the contingents from all the Colonies and dependencies, lined the streets, the military arrangements being under the Duke of Connaught, who was pro- moted Field-Marshal. On the 16th the King reviewed the Fleet at Spithead, the display at night being rather spoilt by'a heavy thunder- storm, which marred the effect of the illuminations, which were on a very elaborate scale. After these ceremonies the King went for a cruise around the western coast of his dominions. A Royal progress through the City and South London took place on October 25th, the King and Queen lunching with the Lord Mayor and Corporation en route. The following day they attended a Thanksgiving Service for the recovery of the King at St, Paul's Cathedral, this ceremony concluding the series in connection with the Coronation. THE WAR. The situation in South Africa at the beginning of the year shewed that the Boer resistance was getting weaker and weaker, but British. arms suffered one or two serious mishaps before the final surrender came about. In March Lord Methuen, who had been very active in the Western Transvaal, was surprised by Delarey at Tweebosch, and, his mounted screen of raw Colonials breaking, was captured with a large number of men after a gallant fight, Lord Kitchener imme- diately poured large numbers of troops into the district, and Delarey was given a very severe handling by Sir Ian Hamilton. In the Orange Colony Lord Kitchener captured large numbers of Boers by means of his "drives," while Bruce Hamilton in the Eastern Trans- vaal captured many men and much stock from Botha. The approach of the South African winter brought a desire to surrender into the minds of the Boer leaders, who took the opportunity afforded by the perusal of corre- spondence which had passed between the British and Dutch Governments, and which had been forwarded to them by Lord Kitchener, to request to be allowed to confer at Klerksdorp. The conference lasted ,me days, and then the Boer leaders departed to consult the commandos as to surrender. The result was a further conference at Vereeniging on the Vaal, which began on May 15th and ended on the 31st, when Botha, De Wet, Delarey, Smuts, and Hertzog journeyed to Pretoria and SIGNED THE TERMS OF SURRENDER in the presence of Lord Kitchener and Lord Milner. The terms included the surrender of all Boers in arms and the acceptance of the sovereignty of the King, the British Government promising self government to the new Colonies at as early a date as possible, and that E3,000,000 sterling would bo given to assist the Boers in resuming their occupations in the Colonies. The announce- ment that peace had been restored was received with great rejoicing in England, and thanksgiving services were held all over the country. The King made Lord Kitchener a Viscount, and he received a vote of £ 50,000 for his services, and, with the troops, a vote of thanks from both Houses of Parliament. On June 18th the Boer surrenders were com- plete, and a few days later all the commandos in the Cape Colony had come in. On July 12th Lord Kitchener returned to London, and had a fine reception. He lunched with the Prince of Wales at Marlborough House, and after- wards saw the King at Buckingham Palace, being invested with the Order of Merit instituted by the King just previously. In August the three Boer Generals, Botha, Do Wet, and Delarey, reached London, being popularly received. Later they went to the Continent, and issued an appeal "To the Civilised World," which made allegations against the British qation and excited much unfavourable comment, and elicited a protest from Mr. Chamberlain. It was announced in October that the Colonial Secretary would visit South Africa to personally investigate the problems of the settlement, and he started in his Majesty's ship Good Hope in the following month, being followed by the good wishes of all parties. THE WORLD OP POLITICS. The political year has been one of singular interest, and of great importance from the point of view of completed legislation. The great event has, of course, been the passing of the Education Bill. This measure, which was favourably received on its introduction by Mr. Balfour, afterwards aroused a most extra- ordinary storm of opposition in the country. Koughly, it proposed to abolish the School ■Boards, which had existed since Mr. Forster's Act of 1870, and to place the control of educa- tion in the hands of the County and Borough Councils. The second reading of the bill Wli. carried by a majority of 237, the Government supporters coming up strongly at the call 01 the Whips. AGITATION IN THE COUNTRY. In the Souse the debates in Committee were of a very protracted character, Clause 7, which dealt with the management of Voluntary Schools, being the object of greatest opposition by the Liberals, who had joined forces with the Nonconformists on the question. So long a period v, as spent on the bill that an autumn session hccamo necessary and Parliament adjourned from August 8th to October 16th. In the recess reveral large demonstrations against the l,ii] Avere held and the Libera! victories at Xorth Leeds and Lury and the lafge increase of Liberal votes at i.cyei;oa]:5 were naturally attributed to dislike of the country to the. bill. The debates In the "House were proceeded wicn ai such great length that Mr. Balfour was com- pelled to introduce closure by compartments to get the bill through Committees and it did not pass the third reading (Government majority 123) until December 3rd, when it passed to the House of Lords, where the second reading was carried, on December 5th, by 147 to 37. THE BUDGET AND MINISTRY. In addition to the passing of the Education Bill, Parliament has been occupied since, in January, it was opened in state by his Majesty the King, amid a scene of great splendour, with many, matters of supreme im- vortanco to the nation. Sir M. Hicks-Beach introduced his Budget in March, having to deal with a deficit of 240,000,000. This he pro- posed to meet by putting ld. on the income- nx, making a 2d. increase of the stamp duty (afterwards abandoned), and putting a duty of 3d. per hundredweight on corn and grain, end 5d. per hundredweight on flour and maize. This was afterwards modified in respect of offals nnd maize. He proposed to raise R32,000,000 by loan, and obtain the rest f'-om Exchequer balances. In July Mr. Chamberlain hiet with a serious accident in Wi itehall, and a few days later Lord Salis- bury resigned the office of Prime Minister, amid the general regrets of his own party and his opponents. The King sent for Mr. Balfour, who succeeded to his uncle's post. Several important Cabinet changes were also made, and Lord Dudley succeeded Lord Cadogan as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland I without A seat in the Cabinet, ÔBITÜAV. The obituary list for 1902 is appallingly large, death having claimed distinguished victims in almost every department of public life. In January the House of Commons lost Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, the fire-eating member for Sheffield: military science suffered in the death of M. de Bloch, the eminent expert in war; and poetry mourned Mr. Aubrey de Vere, a distinguished Irish singer. Mr. Sidney Cooper, the "father of the Royal Academy," died in the early part of February at the great ago of ninety-nine years; and but a few days later the Marquess of Dufferin, statesman and diplomatist, succumbed to illness brought on by worry in connection with financial opera- tions in which he had engaged. Field-Marshal Sir Neville Chamberlain, a distinguished Indian veteran; Dr. Newman Hall, a pillar of Nonconformity; and Professor S. R. Gardiner, the historian, also figure in the list for February. March, perhaps, is the most notable death month" of the year, for on the 26th occurred the demise of Cecil Rhodes, the mighty colossus who changed the face of Africa and thought in continents. Sir Richard Temple, famous in Parliament and as an Indian administrator, died in March; and the early part of April saw the Liberal party deprived of its head in the Upper House, Lord Kimberley, a respected and capable statesman who had held many othces in Liberal Administrations; and in the long list for May we find the names of Lord Pauncefote, our Ambassador at Washing- ton, and Benjamin Constant, the great French portrait-painter. In September France sus- tained a great loss in the accidental death of Emile Zola, the novelist and Dreyfusard, her premier man of letters. In October Rear- Admiral Burgess Watson, Mr. John Kensit- the latter, after a dastardly attack at Liverpool —and Mr. E. J. C. Morton, M.P., died. In November the Army lost Field-Marshal Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar; while Nonconformity Buffered by the sudden demise of the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes; and in December Dr. Parker passed aAvay. MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS. Many events and incidents of importance occurred during the year. In January, Sir E. Cassel made a gift to the King of £ 200,000, which his Majesty at once devoted to the purposes of a sanatorium for tiiberculoiis patients. In May came news of the terrible volcanic disasters in the West Indies, by which the town of St. Pierre was destroyed and 35,000 lives lost in Martinique, while St. Vincent suffered heavily. A fire occurred in Queen Victoria-street, in the City of London, on June 9th, at which ten lives were lost, the Fire Brigade being severely blamed for the sacrifice of life. An excursion steamer foundered on the Elbe, with one hundred and four souls. Several distressing Alpine and aerial disasters occurred; while in Somaliland, in October, the "Mad Mullah defeated a British expedition under Colonel Swayne. This led to the fitting up of a further expedition under General Manning; and about the same time General Egerton took a punitive expedition against the Waziris on the North-West Frontier of India, speedily reducing them to submission. In September the Venezuelan insurrection was brought to an by. the President, and a little later England and Germany presented ultimatums to President Castro in regard to their claims against his Government, proceeding in December to enforce compliance by joint naAal action. In the summer France had a sensation in the Humbert case, which was one of the most curious in the annals of criminality. For years a lady named Humbert had lived in Paris in greai style, entertaining with regal magnifience, and numbering among her guests the foremost statesmen and publicists in the land. She Avas engaged all ihe time in cease- less litigation in the courts to obtain posses- Eioll of a fabulous fortune, which it was alleged had been left her by an American gentleman named Crawford. This fortune, to the sum of ]uOOOO,OOOfr., was alleged to be locked up in a huge safe in Madame Humbert's residence. ,-Two phantom nephews of the mysterious Mr. Crawford were said to object to the lady receiving the money, and they carried on an extraordinary series of actions in the French courts for several years, appeal after appeal be in 2 heard, and Madame i. borrow 11 ig money right, ana leiv. 111 huge sums on the security of the alleged iortv.ne. At last the crash came, when the court gave a Jinal order for the safe to be opened. Vv m n the house in Paris was visited by the police on May 8t.h, however, it was found deserted, and on the safe being broken open there was nothing inside. Hundreds of people were ruined, and for some reason or other the Humberts were enabled to escape entirely. Several notable criminal cases occurred in England, including one of banknote forgery. Among the civil cases which attracted atten- tion were the Cowen-Labouehere libel action and the Hartopp divorce case, in which Sir Charles Hartopp applied for a decree against Lady Hartopp, a daughter of Mr. C. H. Wilson, M.P., Lord Cowley being cited as co-respondent, a Mrs. Sands, against Sir Charles Hartopp and whom allegations were made by Lady Hartopp, intervening. After 'occupying the court for thirteen days the petition and counter charges were dismissed. We have had visits from the Shah of Persia, jthe German Emperor, who stayed with the King at Sandringham, and the King of Portugal. -W. LOCAL EVENTS. In this district, in common with other parts of the country, all local events were overshadowed by the supreme events of the year-the Coronation and, subsequently the illness of the King, and the cele- bration of peace. 31uch interest was taken in the Children's Drink Act" which came into force on January 1st. To pass the outstanding local events in rapid review the opening days of the year witnessed a pleasant function at Gogerddan when a presentation was made I to Sir Pryse Pryse and Lady Pryse. Llan- dyssul about the same time saw the es- tablishment of a District Nurse. Before the end of January the small-pox scare absorbed much attention. The first week in February saw the passing away of that learned jurist-Sir Griffith Evans, of Lovesgrove. Macbynlleth folks saw the building of handsome new premises for the Board Schools. At the end of February the public mind at Lampeter < was much agitated by the result of the lawsuit respecting the water supply. Dr 1 Fairbairn's visit to Aberystwyth in April c will be long remembered by many. In ( July, G. J. Hoylake unveiled a memorial to Robert Owen at Newtown. Newcastle Emlyn Eisteddfod proved a great event in August. At the end of September there were rejoicings at St Dogmells over the re-instatment of the Shot Fawr. In the early autumn Dr Blake Odgers and Prof. Ward addressed meetings at the U.C.W. On October 2nd the late Arch- bishop of Canterbury visited Lampeter to take part in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. Davii s College. On De- cember 2nd Mr Hanbury visited Aber- ystwyth, and on the 22nd the Vale of Rheidol Railway was first opened for pass- enger traffic. The Agricultural Co-opera- tion movement has made considerable progress in the district during the year.
DISASTER ON THE CLYDE. SEVEN LIVES LOST. An extraordinary disaster occurred on Friday on the River Clyde, off Greenock. Two new steam tugs, intended for service on the Thames, wero leaving for the South, when one of them, named the Ti»er, of sixty tons, suddenly sank. There were thirteen persons on board at the time, and of these only six were saved. Pedestrians on the pier at Greenock saw the vessel heel over to starboard, and in a couple of minutes she was under water. There was a rush of steam from her boiler, and when it cleared the only thing visible was one of her life- bottom upwards, with several men clingin;; to the keel. The tug was in charge of Captain Austen, who the following account of the melancholy affair: He said he left the James Watt Dock shortly before twelve o'clock, alone with the tug Lion, also newly built, to proceed down the Firth tor trials and c sdjiiHting. There were onboard, in addition to himself, his brother, J. Austen (mate), who, lilre 1 < TV?self, belonged to trcod, near Rochester; J. siinmons (engineer), of Grays, Es^ex W. H. Frederick ((tadine ii.a-ter), Strond; John Morton (compass adjuster).Glasgow James Gordon (pilot.), Harry Dodds (foreman engineer), William Lr.psley r.gineer), Robut Took, J;mes Barclay (engineer apprentices), J. Leighton (apprentice painter), R. Alexander (joiner),and a fireman named Whiteside. Shortly after leaving the dock the Tiger took on a slip lit list, and this continued till the Tail of the Bank was reached, when, with a lurch, she capsized, and all those on deck were thrown into the water. Those who were below, tbe captain says, had plenty of time to reach the deck, as a shout of alarm was given them. Immediately the accident occurred, there was a rush of email vessels to the spot, After being thrown into the water, the captain m-mai ed to secure a hold of the upturned lifeboat, and fiiongsidt1 h m were Frederick and Alexander, the Mwee of them being hauled on board the launch CI de. He did not see any others around him in the water. s) far as can be ascertained, the names of the art, James Gordon (pilot), Greenock, married Harry Ootids (foreman engineer),Creenock, uarried; John Simmons (engineer), Grays, Essex; Robert Took (apprentice engineer), Greenock; J.-unes Barclay (apprentice engineer). Greenock; J. Austen (mate), Stn-od and a fireman, whose name is believed to be Whiteside. Gordon, Dodds, L'-jghton, and the m;:11 suj:posed to be Whiteside were rescued by the men of his Majesty's ship 15' nbow, but ail of them, with the exception of Leighton, were so much exhausted that they died on board, and their bodies were taken on shore to the police mortuary. The others of the saved wero picked up by the Customs boats and brought ashore to the Sailors' Home. With regard to the cause of the accident, it is stated that the vessp] was making a good deal of water in the dirty weather, and tt,at the engineer Wf-nt on deck to tell the man at the wheel to keep her head to the seas until she was pumped. In the course of this change of helm, the boat ave a lurch and shipped a huge sea, which rushed into the engine-room, burst the boiler, and then the side of the vessel.
DEAD IN THE CABIN. Two fishermen, named Thomas Ward and-William John Roberts, were found dead on board their trawler in Kingstown Harbour on Saturday. he men had been missing since Christmas Ev., and the police having boarded the trawler, which was anchored in the harbour, discovered the two lying dead in the little cabin. It is supposed that they were suffocated by fumes from a stove. Deceased were married, and about sixty years of age.
DEATH OF A SPORTSMAN. A well-known sportsman of Epsom, Tom White, net with a fatal accident while driving home from iempton Park on Saturday night. At the level jrossing between Thames Ditton and Hampton Court le collided with a greengrocer's cart. He was ihrown out on to his head and sustained a fracture tf the skull, dying almost immediately.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY CASE. s 1,1 ths King's Bench Division of the High Court, (foro Mr. Justice Wills and a special jury, the ,ial has been concluded, after occupying the court r thirteen days, of the action brought by the Taft ale Railway Company against the Amalgamated aciety of Railway Servants and some of its officials I connection with the strike which occurred on ie plaintiff's railway in August, 1900. His lord- d »ip having summed up, the jury found that the rh pendants conspired to molest and injure the ""lawful means, unlawfully persuaded at en A,'hose notices had not expired to break their SI '"tracts, and authorised and assisted in earrvine it the Kvnke by unlawful moans. The assessment M< damages was ie.it to his lordship, and, K lestions nf lavr W 14,11
VENEZUELA AND THE POWERS- President Roosevelt will not act as arbitrator in the Venezuelan dispute. The whole subject, according to a telegram from Washington, will be referred to the lla.:ue Tribunal. At a meeting of the American Cabinet, Mr. Hay presented the results of cable correspondence \vith the Cabinets of London, Berlin, and Home 'l:l1e Europk-an Powers not only consented to arbitra-- tion, but, while they expressed preference for Mr. Roosevelt as arbitrator, assented to his suggestion* that the question should bo submitted to the liagu* Tribunal. Mr. Hay is preparing a Note to the Powers expressing the gratification of the United States at the course agreed upon, and to whioh President Castro has assented. >NE!l'S EXCITING VOYAGE 'iennaa r Johanna has arrived at* anil her 'vj i"i,°nces during her ifftv-four* voyage from the Gu'f or Mexico were related. ,f hurric uies was experienced throughout" age, and the vessel's deck wa» running' ater almost up to the bulwarks for days, r. Two l.feboats were smashed aiid a- of sails swept awny. During the heinftt of in ihe watc below Avere summoned on deck II sail, and one sailor, while in the act of i tn* on the ropes, was stricken with apoplexy died. Another man had his leg broken, being ruck by som^deck cargo rr.1 brokeu. adrift.