University College, Aberystwyth. Half-yearly Meeting at Barmouth. THE DAVID DAVIES LABORATORIES. PURCHASE OF THE BUARTH HILL Welsh Museum and Library j Grant. '-7" The half-yearly meeting of the Court of Governors of the University College of Wales was held on Friday last at the Corsy- gedol Hotel, Barmouth. Sir John Williams was voted to the chair, and there were also present Principal Roberts, Mr. Edward Griffith, Dolgelley; Mr. J. C. Harford. Lam- peter; Mrs. T. E. Ellis, Miss Trubshaw, Mr. W. H. Colby, Mr. Evan Evans, Mr. O. M. Williams, Dr. J. A. Morris, Rev. T. A. Penry. Mr. John Evans, Professor J. J. Sudborough, Mr. W. J. Johnson, Professor E. Anwyl, Mr. D. Samuel, Mr. D. C. Rob- erts. Mr. J. D. Perrott, and Archdeacon Williams, Aberystwyth; Miss Diana Tho- mas Dolgellev; Mr. D. C. Edwards, Pen- sam Mr. John Davies, Dyffryn; Mr. Charles E. Howell. Welshpool; Mr. William Roberts, Bryncrug; Mr. L. J. Roberts, H.M.I.S., Rhyl; Mr. Edward Davies Dol- caradog; Mr. Hugh Lewis, Newtown; Miss E. Armstrong. London; Mr. 0. M. Edwards, Oxford; Dr. EmryB Jones, Manchester; and Mr. Mortimer Green (registrar.) Apologies for Absence. The Registrar reported having received letters from several members of the Court who were unable to be present, including the Rev. Elfed Lewis, Mr. Vincent Evans, Mr. D. Lloyd Lewis, Sir Lewis Morris (vice- president). Mr. Humphreys-Owen (junior vice-president), Sir James Hills-Johnes. Sir James Szlumper, Dr. A. Garrod Thomas, Mrs. Edward Davies, Colonel Mannering, Mr. Charles Lloyd (Waunifor), Rev. W. Matthews (Aberystwyth), and Professor J. Young Evans. Principal's Statement. Principal Roberts prefaced his statement to the Court by an expression of his pleasure, as a Merionethshire man, at having Sir John Williams in the chair. This was the first College meeting he had attended held that side of the river Dovey, and he was sure all Welshmen rejoiced that he had come to re- side permanently amongst them in Wales. (Applause.) Principal Roberts, in the course of a state- ment to the Court said the first matter to which he desired to call attention was the decision of the Council to acquire a large piece of land called the Buarth Hill, distant ten minutes' walk from the present College buildings, primarily for the site of the Edward Davies' memorial laboratories. The land is eleven acres in extent, and would thiis provide for other extensions of the Col- lege. The price they had agreed to pay for it was £2,500, a sum for which they could hardly have hoped to secure so excellent a site but for the goodwill of the present owner, Mr. Colby, who was one of the most faithful and active members of the Council, and the Court felt they owed him much gratitude for the way in which he had dealt with them in the matter. He was glad to say the decision of the Council had been un- animous. With this land and the Grogythan site, already acquired for the purposes of the College by the generosity of their President, they were in the gratifying position of hav- ing enough ground for the necessary exten- sions of the College both present and pro- spective. The general laying out of this ^property to the best advantage was under the consideration of the Council, who had called to their aid the most competent ex- pert advice. Two other matters to which he wished to refer arose in consequence of the action of the Court itself at its recent meet- ings. In the March meeting of last year at Brecon, the Court discussed the uqestion of the proposed museum grants to Wales, and adopted resolutions urging the claim of the College Welsh Library to a grant from these national funds when allocated. The Court directed that these resolutions should be submitted to the representatives of Wales in Parliament. This having been done, he was invited to attend a conference called by the Welsh members of Parliament in the House of Commons. This conference decided by a small majority to frame a scheme on the lines of concentrating the grants in one centre, with powers of lending or distribut- ing specimens capable of duplication to mus- eums in certain other centres in Wales—thus excluding the claim of the Welsh Library from consideration. At a meeting convened by the National Eisteddfod Association at Llanelly the question was discussed by a large gathering at two lengthy sittings, in which the need of fuller consideration of the question in its various aspects was empha- sized, with the result that a resolution was adopted by general consent asking the pepre- sentatives of Wales in Parliament to sum. mon another conference for the further consideration of the matter. Since that time representatives of the College Welsh Library Committee had presented themselves as deputations urging the claims of the Library to recognition from this prospective fund on six out of the seven County Councils re- presented on the Court of Governors of the College. The deputations were furnished with a statement setting forth the results of the labours of the committee in the de- velopment of the Library on national lines up to the present time, and signed by seventy members of the committee, including the majority of those who were competent to speak with authority on questions of Welsh Literature History, and Bibliography. These six County Councils had adopted reso- lutions strongly supporting the claim of the Library to the recognition asked for, and he had little doubt that the County Council of Merioneth would follow their example when the deputation had laid their case before them as they shortly hoped to do. This was the present position of this most vital and important matter so far as concerned the action initiated by this Court in reference to it. He ventured to repeat what he had already submitted at every opportunity that had presented itself, that a solution of this question which set aside the just claims that they had put forward would entirely fail to meet the needs of the case and the wishes of a very large section of the people of the Prin- cipality. At its last meetng in October the Court requested the Council to consider the question of appeal to the Treasury for an increase in the College grant 111 view of the crying need of such increase shown by the reports presented to them, and suggested a joint appeal by the three University Co leges. The Council considered the matter thus referred to them at their London meet- ings in February, at which they had the ad- vantage of the presence of members of Par- liament and others competent to advise on the question. In the meantime, the sug- gestion had been favourably referred to at the Court of Governors of the sister College at Bangor and by the press, which had shown the fullest sympathy with the proposed joint application and had collected information and evoked representative opinion of the utmost value. In the discussion at the February Council he mentioned that a small private deputa- tion to the Chancellor of the Exchequer was under consideration then between represen- tatives of the three Colleges to take place probablv within a few days of the Council meeting. This private deputation was accordingly held. The result of tha tation was known to them, ajid, they wou d -have observed that the Chancellor, though he declined to make an increased grant for Wales in the present year, was not without expectation of a renewed application, and that he put certain enquiries to them, the answers to which it Avonhl he their duty to give when the proper tune for that renewed application was judged by them to have ar- rived. They had also learned the objec- tions with which their claims were likely to "be met. Forewarned they would be fore- armed. He had no hesitation in saying that they would bp able to establish their claim to the satisfaction of the Government of the country. In the recent deputation much evidence of the kind was already available, but it renuirerl to be driven home, and to be supplemented by fresh evidence. What argument, for example, wrs more incontro- vertible th> I he record tiim mfi^ence which had giver: thi* College its new chemical laboratoiv or than their President's contri- bution of C7:j() per aTll,llIl1 towards the better remuneration of the staff, and that in spite of this aid and with every possible economy they were still struggling with substantial adverse bn!aneoK in the accounts of the Col- lege one yenr. after another. The Council would not fail to play its part in such an appeal, which he trusted would be presented bv lar;revt and most representative as- semblage of the supporters of higher educa- tion of the Principality which had ever gone on a similar errand. In the meantime, it was abundantly clear that every aid extended by private liberality or by the local authorit- ies to these Colleges on behalf of the objects of their immediate appeal would immensely increase their prospect of speedy success in their application lor aid from the Imperial Treasury. (Applause). The Chairman said they had listened to an extremely interesting statement from the Principal. The present was an extremely important time lor the College. The pro- spect of having a national museum and library in Wales was one that had been be- tore them for some time, and was one that might bo decided upon within a very short time. It was uncertain when the matter would be settled, but he thought they should w on do everything in their power to get a portion of the grant allocated to the National Lib- rary at Aberystwyth. (Hear, hear). He did not think there could be a doubt for one moment that whatever institution would have the name national. that at Aberystwyth would be the one in reality. (Applause). The noble and magnificent gift which Mr. David Davies had given to the College was one that ought to incite them to do every- thing they possibly could, not only to put their hands in their own pockets, but to try to get others to put their hands in their pockets, and turn streams of gold to Aber- ystwyth. (Applause.) The College was rapidly increasing. Thirty years ago they only had about 0 students, and now they numbered 500. They would soon require an extension of the Welsh Library and ad- ditions to the present College buildings would necessarily have to be made. They should look forward to that time, and do all they could by contributing, or getting con- tributions to help to secure further help from the Government. (Hear, Lear.) f Mr. Charles E. Howell, Welshpool, moved the following That this Court approves the action of the Covuicil in pur- chasing the Buarth site, on which to erect the proposed Edward Davies' memorial laboratory and other extensions of the College." Mr. Howell said he had great pleasure in moving the resolution in order that the extremely noble and generous gift of the Llandinam family might be carried out. He described Mr. David Davies as a worthy successor of his father and grand- father. The sites committee had, he thought, taken great pains to obtain the best- and most favourable site, and he thought it was free from the objections that might nave teen attributed to the other suggested sites. Mr. O. M. Edwards seconded, and the proposition was unanimously carried. Dr. Emrys Jones, Manchester, moved a resolution expressing the gratification of the Court to the affiliated County Councils for their promise of support in the matter of securing a portion of the library and museum grant for the Welsh Library at Aberystwyth. The mover sai dhe always felt the success of an institution like the Aberystwyth College must be estimated by the amount of interest taken in it by the body of the people, or the representatives of the people, like the County Councils. Nothing gave him reater plea- sure, or made him expect greater things from Aberystwyth than to know that it re- tained its vigour, and that it was increasing its vigour by keeping in touch with the mass and the bulk of the people. Cardiganshire was a wonderful county. (Hear, hear, and laughter). He was thankful that through circumstances over which he had no control that he belonged to that county. (Renewed laughter). In passing, he might say that he hoped their worthy Principal would not allow the work of the College to undername his health; that he would take it a little easier, and allow others to do a little more work, so that they might see him back in his old form. (Hear. hear.) There was noth- ing wrong with him, except that he required to take things a little easier. His muscle and nerves and different anatomical parts were alright. He was giving him this ad- vice gratis. (Laughter.) He would express a wish that the Principal would gratify them by doing a little less work. It was not often that they asked those whom they paid to do less work, but they did so conscient- iously in this case. (Applause). Mr. Hugh Lewis, Newtown, said, as a member of the Montgomeryshire County Council which passed an enthusiastic vote in favour of a grant being riade to the Welsh Library, he had much pleasure in seconding the resolution. He felt sure they would in their part of the world very cordi- ally support the proposal that Aberystwyth be made the site for a national museum. The proposition was carried unanimously. Principal Roberts suggested that a re- solution be passed requesting the College Council to continue its negotiations with the view eventually to a joint representa- tive deputation on the part of the University Colleges of Wales being again made for an increase in the Treasury grant. The resolution was moved by the Chair- man, seconded by the Rev. T. E. Williams, Newtown, and carried. Exchange of Land. Archdeacon Williams, Aberystwyth, mov- ed that the agreement for the exchange with the Corporation of Aberystwyth of portions of land on the sea front of the College, in connection with the construction of the new Promenade, be confirmed. The mover said he felt sure the exchange would be to the ad- vantage of both parties. The Registrar remarked that the Corpor- ation had agreed to insert in the agreement a clause that nothing should be done on that part of the Promenade detrimental to the College. Mr. C. E. Howell said he hoped those members of the Court who happened to be members of the Corporation would take good care that the Corporation carried out that undertaking. In reply to Mr. Hugh Lewis, the Regis- trar explained that the exchange was made in order that the Corporation might con- struct the Promenade in a straight line. The resolution was carried. Proposed Fisheries Station. Mr. C. E. Howell asked if anything was being done with the space between the Col- lege and the Castle, in furthering the pro- posal for a fisheries investigation station. The Principal replied that the Corporation of Aberystwyth had taken an interest from the beginning in the proposal to construct a marine biological station. That was a pro- ject the College also had at heart, and they were taking steps as far as possible to carry it through. He had no doubt it would take them some time to succeed in the matter. There was no department of science which, owing to the position of Aberystwyth in the centre of Cardigan Bay, was a more natural one in connection with their College, -and they could understand that it was 0 a very gieat gain to them in such a matter to have the support of the Corporation of Aberyst- wyth. They were a rich body. (Cries of Oh" from the Aberystwyth members, and laughter.) Their riches, continued the Prin- cipal, might be a little encumbered at the present time, but there was no question as to the fact that few Corporations had more resources at their command than the Corpor- ation of Aberystwyth. There were also other sources from which they might obtain help. Mr. C. E. Howell: In the construction of an aquariuni ? Principal Roberts: It means biological laboratories for marine research, and an aquarium in connection with that. The walls of the aquarium have been constructed in readiness for any developments which may come in due course. Thanks to the Chairman. Mr. O. M. Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman. He need not refer in any assembly of Welshmen tft Sir John Williams' interest in Welsh education and literature. He (the speaker) and a great number of others were in a position to state that with regard to these two exceedingly important elements in Welsh life it would be quite impossible to find a more generous a more kindly, or more efficient interest than the one shown by their worthy chairman, and he hoped he would enjoy a very long life to preside over them and come amongst them. (Applause). Mr. L. J. Roberts seconded, and the pro- position was carried. The Chairman, in acknowledging, said it had been a great pleasure to himi to bet prekfcnt that day, and to take part in the business of the Council and Governors of the College. He looked forward to the time when this College would be even more representative than it was now of the Welsh nation, because it was here, rather than elsewhere, they must centre their affections and their future as far as Welsh education and the Welsh national spirit was concerned. (Applause). The Principal said they were indebted to the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, of Barmouth, an old student of the College, who had been very helpftit, in making the arrangements for that day's meeting. He (the Principal) felt glad that the Court had come to Bar- mouth on that occasion. He thought their Chairman would find an interest, not only in the magnificence of the scenery of this county, which was unsurpassed, iiit ir tcrest in turning into the very neatly designed building, the Barmouth Library, which was .c to be the home of a valuable present of books made to Barmouth by Miss Frances Power Cobbe. They rejoiced in everything that made for the prosperity of the higher life in every community. The Principal's Return. Mr. C. E. Howell proposed that the con- gratulations of the Court be extended to Principal Roberts upon his return after his recent indisposition. The proposition was seconded, and carried with acclamation. COUNCIL MEETING. At a meeting of the Council, which pre- ceded the meeting of the Court of Govern- ors, the Sites Committee presented their report as to th* best method of utilising the Buarth and Grogythan sites. Thel report was received, and the committee was asked to take steps towards the appointment of an architect to design plans for the Edward Davies' memorial laboratory. The Agricultural Committee reported that an exhibit had been prepared to be sent to the Agricultural Exhibition, which is to be held in July next in connection with the show of the Royal Agricultural Society. WELSH LIBRARY COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee was held on Thursday aftefnoon. Sir John Williams, Bart., presiding, the other members present being Principal Roberts, Professor E. Anwyl, Dr. J. Gwenogvryn Evans (Oxford), Revs. D. H. Davies, vicar of Cenarth, Geo. Eyre Evans, and Mr. C. M. Williams, and the Registrar of the College. The report of the librarian Mr. J. Glyn Davies was read in his absence by Mr. Eyre Evans. Gifts were announced from a few friends of a set of Yr Ymofynydd from its start in 1847, on condition that the 43 volumes should be bound; from Miss Mallt Williams; Alfred Nutt; J. Blackwell, New York City; J. H. Davies, Cwrt Mawr; J. D. Perrott; Dr. Henry Owen; Rev. R. J. Jones, Aberdare; Professor Edwards, Lecturer Wm. Edwards, and others. All the books down to 1800 have now been catalogued, and some 4,300 others partially so. On the motion of Dr. Gwen- ogvryn Evans, Sir John Williams and Mr. J. H. Davies were appointed a sub-committee to deal with the production of the catalogue, disposal of duplicates, binding and the as- certaining of particulars as to the working of a dusting machine, which if found desirable the Council be asked to purchase. On the motion of the Principal, it was decided that proceeds obtained from sale of duplicates be applied to necessary binding. Matters per- taining to the site of the building for the Welsh Library were then dealt with, in view of the approaching meeting of the Court of Governors and Council.
Welsh Revolt against the Education Act. INQUIRY AT CARMARTHEN THE COUNTY COUNCIL'S POSITION. On Wednesday and Thursday Mr. A. T. Lawrence, K.C., sat at Carmarthen to in- quire on behalf of the Board of Education, under section 16 of the Education Act, whether the Carmarthenshire County Coun- cil, as the local education authority, had failed in their duties as regards the non- provided schools, namely (1) to be responsible tor or to control the secular instruction to be given in such schools; (2) to appoint a manager or managers for such schools re- spectively; (3) to maintain and keep effi- cient such schools, or to control the expen- diture required for that purpose; or (4) had withheld their consent to the appointment of teachers on other than educational grounds Mr. Rawlinson,, K.C., and Mr. E. Jones ap- peared for the National Society, and lr. Abel Thomas, K.C.. and Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams appeared for the County Council. whose clerk (Mr. J. W. Nicholas) was also present. Mr. Claud Schuster represented the Board of Education, to give any official information that might be necessary. There was a large attendance, including the Bishop of St. David's, Sir Lewis Morris, and other prominent Welsh educationists At the outset Mr. Thomas applied for an adjournment on the ground that the County Council had not had sufficient time to col- lect evidence. The purpose of the inquiry was to eancate the mind of the Board of Education as to what the true position was in Carmarthenshire, so that the Board might know what orders to make upon the County Council. The Council would then have to consider whether they would carry out such orders, and if they failed, then it would be for the Board to consider whether they would enforce their orders by manda- mus. In 19 out. of every 20, probably in 52 out of 53, of the instances which his learned friend represented the schools were now not in such a condition that they need be taken over by the County Council, because they needed repair and structural alterations. He said without hesitation that practically every school, according to the reports speci- ally made to the County Council, required extensive repair and alteration. One of the schools (Brook Laugharne) was actually the chancel of the parish church. Just imagine the County Council being compelled to take over a chancel of the parish church. If. he had an opportunity of advising the County Council he would say, Appoint your mana- gers, but also make your requisition to have the schools put into proper repair," and there was hardly a single school in that state if the surveyor's report was correct. Mr. Rawlinson strongly opposed the appli- cation on the grounds of urgency and that the County Council had by their resolution passed meeting after meeting shown their determination not to take over non-provided schools. Why they had even as late as Feb- ruary last ordered the attendance officers, who were formerly appointed by the Board of Guardians, not to attend Voluntary schools. The Commissioner said if Mr. Thomas uld say that he thought a long adjournment would have the effect of producing some scheme by which the County Council would undertake its duties and discharge them rather than have the thing go on as a matter of litigation be- tween the Board and the County Council he should be strongly disposed to take that into consideration, and jeee whether they could not adjourn for a period on the morrow, Was it not possible to live in peace without further fighting? There being no direct reply, the Commis- sioner explained to Mr. Llewellyn Williams that the evidence then taken would be upon the maintenance and keeping efficient by the Council of the becular instruction in the schools. Mr. Llewelyn Williams: Will it be com- petent for me to compare the state of these schools this year with their state before the Act of 1902 ? The Commissioner: I do not see myself how that would possibly do you any good, because that would be arguing from the premises that the Act did not contemplate an improvement in the education of the country, whereas I should suppose the Act did contemplate such an improvement. Evidence was adduced in respect of several Voluntary schools to show that the Council had neglected to maintain and keep efficient the secular instruction in those schools. The Rev. Herbert Hughes, vicar of My- ddfai, proved that the Council had refused to appoint a manager to take part in the appointment of a pupil teacher. Owing to the consequent insecurity of tenure in the office he had failed to fill the vacancy, al- though he had offered it to two Nonconform- ists. He had appointed a Nonconformist monitress in order to cope with the difficulty to some extent. The Council had written to say they did not intend to interfere further than paying over the grants earned. He, as the manager, had personally incurred liabil- ities in purchasing books, coal, and wood for the children. The Council had also refused to fill the vacant attendance officership of the district, and the school had suffered .n consequence. The shortness of staff had tended to render the school inefficient. There ,was a deficit of 242 12s. due to the managers. __h_- In answer to Mr. Llewelyn Williams, he said that he wanted the Council to pay for the five hours' religious instruction given each week. Mr. Williams argued that the grants under the Act were more than the sums spent in the past on the school. Therefore they were not starved as alleged. The Commissioner: But you see, if that is so, the default of the Council to take charge of the school becomes more tharl: ever unwise and unnecessary, because they do not do what the statute imposes upon them, even although it would not cost them a brass farthing to do it. Somewhat similar evidence was given as to other schools. In every case the managers had had to incur heavy liabilities on their own responsibility. In the case of Capel Mair the Government inspector had reported sthat an assistant teacher was urgently re- "I'll i • quired, and that the staff must be strength- ened if the grants were to be paid. ihe County Council refused to interfere, and the managers had to appoint and be responsible for the salary individually in order to save the grant. Mr. Rawlinson said it was agreed on both sides that the average grant per scholar under the Act would be t:2, whereas accord- ing to the Blue-book the average cost of maintenance per scholar in average attend- ance in Voluntary schools in Carmaithen- shire was 1:2 os. Id., so that there was a deficit of 5s. Id. per head on an average attendance of over 6,000 children in the county, or a total of about £1,500 a year, which tended to make the education ineffi- cient, even according to the old standard prior to the Act. There was no evidence called on behalf of the County Council, Mr. Llewelyn Williams contenting himself with an eloquent appeal to the Commissioner to give full considera- tion to the reasons which had actuated the Council to act conscientiously in the attitude taken up by them. No lawyer could say other than that the Council had not carried out the Act, but they were men with the traditions of 30 years' injustice behind them. They were determined to give not a whit more to the Voluntary schools than the amount which, according to their interpre- tation, the Act strictly gave them. He fer- vently hoped that the inquiry would hasten the consummation of a settlement satisfac- tory to all. In closing the inquiry the learned Com- missioner said: I am much obliged to counsel on both sides and to Mr. Williams for his eloquent speech. Unfortunately, I am en- trusted merely with the power to draw up a report for the Board of Education on matters .into which I have been instructed to inquire., but I shall not, in drawing it up, forget to consider anything he has said—(hear, hear), —and I sincerely trust, however constrained I may be, that-the County Council will con- sider or rather reconsider the position it has taken up ,and, if possible, at the last mom- ent, withdarw from the position, which, as at present advised, I think, is untenable, and which will inevitably land both the county and the County Council not only in expense, trouble and litigation, but in possibly per- sonal consequences of a serious nature. I know that they are not men likely to be frightened or alarmed, and I do not point that out with any desire to frighten them, but I point it out with the desire that they should think and consider the seriousness of the matter, and how it is possible by turning the eyes too much on one side of the question to magnify it unduly and to give far too great attention to the matter as to whether they do or whether they do not allow rates to be paid because of religious instruction in which they do not share. The effect of that religious instruction, as it seems to me, is unduly magnified in their minds, when they give it such importance by saying. We will rather than carry out a duty which involves any money going towards that religious in- structions, repudiate our duties as citizens. We will take charge of an office we do not mean to fulfil, and we will act in a way which is neither consistent with duty nor, as it seems to me, with honour." Therefore I hope in the near future they will adopt a very different course from that they have adopted in the past. This concluded the proceedings.
CARDIGAN. Easter Holidays.-Intermediate. Board, and National Schools break up today (Thurs- day), for the Easter vacation. Treat.—A meeting of the* Workhouse Ladies' Committee was held on Friday last at the residence of the president, Mrs. T. Thomas, High-street. Arrangements were made to provide a treat for the Workhouse inmates, to be given in a fortnight's time. Cookery.—The Misses Violet and Connie Daniel, Bryn-y-mawr, Cardigan, daughters of the late Mr. H. R. Daniel, solicitor, have been successful in gaining 1st class deplomas in theoretical and in practical cookery, at the Cardiff University. Football.—The return football match be- tween Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan County School, came off on Wednesday in last week at the Recreation grounds. Newcastle giving a good account of themselves, won by three goals to two. The scorers were New- castle, D. O. Davies (3); Cardigan Idwel Lloyd (1) and Jim Thomas (1). Gwbert Hotel.—Mr. E. L. Williams, Frontivy, is now entering upon his tenancy of Gwbert Hotel in succession to Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Williams, who was tenant of the Hotel for fourteen years, does not intend leaving Gwbert, and has taken a ten- ancy under Mr. W, Lewis, Lloyd's Bank, of No. 4, Evelyn-terrace. Keeping of Good' Friday.—The Vicar of Cardigan (Rev. D. J. Evans, B.A.), made some pertinent remarks on Sunday evening relative to the keeping of Good Friday. The rev. gentleman appealed to his fellow churchmen to observe Good Friday, and bemoaned the fact,that the greatest fast day should be given over by a majority of church- people to a day of merriment and that the anniversary of the world'& Tragedy should be turned into a day for holding concerts, eisteddfodau and other entertainments. Girls' Friendly Society.—A meeting of the members and associates of the local branches of the Girls' Friendly Society was held on Thursday afternoon last. The gathering numbered about seventy, was representative of the following branches:-Cardigan, Llan- dugwydd, Llangoedmore, Llechryd, Manor- deifi, Boncath, and Cilgerran. Unfortunate- ly, Mrs. Tyler Glanhelig, who was to have occupied the chair, was unable to be present through a family bereavement, and in her absence the chair was taken by the vicar (Rev. D. J. Evans). Miss Richards, The Rectory, Cemmaes. Montgomeryshire, organ- ising secretary of the Society forthe dioceses of Bangor, and St. David's, delivered an able address, and the Revs. M. Marsden, rector of Capel Colman. and Ambrose Jones, vicar of Manordeifi, also spoke. The Vicar pro- posed a vote of thanks to Miss Richards for her address, which being accorded, ended a successful meeting. A Vicious Excuse.—Cardigan Borough Petty Sessions were held on Monday, before Mr. W. Picton Evans (in the chair) Messrs. Beynon Evans. T. H. Williams, and J. C. Roberts.— William Howell, Swan Shop, Whitchurch (Pem.), was charged by P.C. John Jones with being drunk while in charge of a horse and carriage in a public place at the Black Lion yard on March 9th.-Defen- dant appeared and pleaded guilty, and said the mare was vicious.—P.C. Jones said he saw defendant at the yard in charge of a horse and carriage, on which he was sitting. He was whipping the horse, which was a young one, causing it to rear up. Witness took hold of the horses head and told defend- ant to come out of the carriage, which he did. He was persuaded to go into the saddle room, the horse being taken into the stable. He drove home with a friend about ten minutes past eight.—Defendant pleaded as an excuse the vicious character of his mare.—Mr. Pic- ton Evans said if he had to deal with a horse like that it would be better to keep sober. Defendant would be fined 5s. and 7s. 6d. costs, and he hoped it would be a warning to him never to drive a young horse of any description when under the influence of drink. It was very dangerous. Congregational Meetings.—The quarterly meetings of the Pembroke and Cardigan English Congregational Association were held at Hope Chapel, on Tuesday evening and Wednesday in last week. It is worthy of note that these were the first of the quarter- ly meetings to be held at Hope Chapel. The preachers on Tuesday evening were the Revs. Jenkin James, Middle Hill; and R. J. Wil- liams, Narberth. On Wednesday morning there was a conference under the presidency of the Rev. J. Lloyd Williams, Tenby. A paper was read on the new constitution scheme of the Congregational Union of Eng- land and Wales by the Rev. J. Michael Key- ston, and an interesting discussion followed. The scheme was approved of on the whole, but it was decided that a rider be added to the effect that the final power should be in the hands of the assembly and not in the hands of the Council. The Rev. Evan Evans, Hope Chapel, was asked to read a paper at the next meeting on Prayer and Duty." In the afternoon preaching ser- vices were held, and sermons were delivered by the Revs. J. T. Phillips, Templeton, and W. Powell, Neyland. At the evening preach- ing services, the Rev. J. Gilbert Rees, Wolfs- dale, and E. Nicholson Jones, Haverfordwest delivered Sermons.. The Rev. L. James, rBynbank, and J. T. Gregory, Brynberian, also took part in the services. Tabernacle Literary Society.—In connec- tion with Tabernacle Literary Society a com- petitive meeting was held on Wednesday evening in last week. The Rev. Dr. Moei- wyn Hughes was the chairman, Mr. J. E. Roberts conducting the meeting. The duties of adjudicating were in the hands of Mr. l H. H. Evans (singing), and Mr. B. Phillips (poetry and prose), and Miss Mai Roberts acted as accompanist. The programme was as follows:—Chorus by thfit children's choir, under the leadership of Mrs. Bowen Davies; solo for children under 10, Miss Susie James; recitation by Miss Morris, Bradford House: duett for children under 15, Misses Katie and Bessie Williams- recitation for children, Miss ellie Jones, Glasgoed; solo by Miss M. A. Williams; solo for children under 15, Miss M. A. Rees; chorus, Comrade s in Arms," St. Mary's Male Voice Party (leader, Mr. D. B. James): baritone solo, Mr. J. Emrys Thomas; unpunctuated reading, Mas- ter Ithel Timothy; duett by Misses Rees and A. M. Jones; trio, prize awarded to Miss Miles and party; chorus, Dewch i'r Gad," St. Mary's Male Voice Party; poetry on The Spring," Captain T. Owen Bryn- heulog. The programme was arranged by Mns. Bowen Davies and Mr. W. W. Jones. A vote of thanks was passed to all having contributed to the success of the gathering. The Public Lighting.—A committee meet- ing of the Town Counc;l was held at the Council Chamber, Guild Hall, on Friday evening last, the mayor (Mr. E^. Mathias) presiding. The other members present were Aldermen B. James, E. Ceredig Evans, Messrs. A. Harper, S. Young, J. Evans (a), T. H. Williams, J. Daniel, E. Bowen, and W. Bowen, with Mr. D. Morgan Jones (town clerk).-The excuse listt; were gone through, and in deserving cases excuses were granted. —In one case, a defaulter was reported to own a farm worth £ 4.000! This application was refused.—The Mayor said he thought they ought to pass a resolution in regard to the lighting of the, lamps on these dark nights.—Mr. J. Daniel said it was the rule that the lamps were not to be lit for a cer- tain number of nights before and after full moon. He would propose that the lamp lighter be instructed to light the lamps on dark nights during those days.—Mr. J. Ev- ans (a), seconded, but Mr. E. Bowen asked could not the matter be left to the discretion of the Mayor and Clerk.—The latter sug- gestion was agreed to. TIVY SIDE HUNT. SUCCESSFUL PUPPY SHOW. The annual Puppy Show of the Tivy Side Hunt was held at the Kennels on Thursday last. The weather was all that could be de- sired, but the attendance was only normal. The judges, who performed their duties very capably, were :Mrs. Hughes, Neuaddfawr, ColonelHowell, and Major Newland. The number of dogs brought to the judges was' 39, as against 28 the previous year. The results were as follows:—Dogs, 1st prize Cardinal," walked by Mr. Fitzwilliams; 2nd, "Pembroke." Mr. Davies, Penralltybie; 3rd, Fearnaught." Mr. Davies, Fronlas; 4th, Hector," Mr. Evans, Pentood.— Bitches: 1st "Faithful," Mr. Jones, Capel Cenarth; 2nd. "Pi-oisperpine," Mr. E. Jones, Ffrwduchaf; 3rd. Caroline," Mr. Phillips, Boncath; 4th, "Frolic," Mr. S. James,! Ffynoncripyll. The contest for the best hound was very keen between the two first prize winners, Faithful" being awarded the cup. Captain Webley Parry Pryse afterwards entertained the walkers and others to a recherche luncheon, prepared in his usual style by Mr. S. Adey. Angel Hotel. Captain Pryse presided. After the toasts of the King and the Royal Family" had been submitted, the toast of the Judges," and of the puppy walkers. Colonel Howell and Major Newland responded to the former, and the latter was replied to by Messrs. Jones, Capel Cenarth; and Fitzwilliams. Mrs. Hughes proposed the health of Captain and Mrs. Webley Parry Pryse, and Colonel Howell having seconded. Captain Pryse briefly replied. Colonel Howell submitted The ladies of the Hunt," coupling with it the toast of the Tivy Side Foxhounds, coupling names of Mr. W. George, and Mr. F. Summers. The health of the secretary. Mr. Lewis Bowen, was drunk, the proceed- ings ending with the toast to the next meet- ing. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS TIGHT CONTESTS. Contests took place in the Aberporth and Blaenporth parishes on Saturday for seats on the Cardigan Rural District Council re- presenting those parishes. Blaenporth com- prises two seats, and Aberporth, one, the old members being returned in each case. At Aberporth the polling station was at the! National School, the presiding officer being Mr. T. J. Kendal (from the office of the returning officer, Mr. D. Davies solicitor). Polling commenced at one o'clock and? closed at eight, the result being declared at a quarter past eight, as follows:— Elected. Thomas Hughes, Rhosygadairfawr 35 Non-elected. Thomas Thomas, Plas 33 Practically all voters at home went to the poll, those abstaining being either on sea or indisposed. The National School was the polling station at Blaenporth. The returning officer, Mr. D. Davies, presided over the poll. which opening at one closed at eight. On the first count the second and third tied, and a re- count was rendered necessary. The recount showed the figures to be as follows:— Elected. John Jones, Tanyreglwys 83 *Evan Williams, Ffynonfair 71 Non-elected. J. M. James, Tyhen 70 The result was made known a little before nine, and was received by the excited crowd with loud cheers.
ST. DOGMELLS Accident.-On Wednesday evening in last week Captain T Lewis, Brynhyfryd, was walking home, and was nearing Brooklyn Villa, when he met Pantsaeson trap. By some means he was struck by the shaft of the trap in the right side and knocked against the wall. He sustained bruises of rather a nasty character. Death in America.—As briefly stated in our last issue, news was received on Tuesday in last week by Captain Lewis, Sincerity. St. Dogmells, of the death of his son Mr. Jimmy Lewis, at St .Mary's Hospital, San Fran- cisco, where he had been an inmate for about five months. The death took place on Sunday, March 13th, the funeral taking place the following Wednesday. Teachers' Association.—A Council nceting of the Pembroke County Teachers' A'focia- tion was held on Saturday last at Haverford- west. The members present from the north of the county were Mr. E. Evans, Board School, St, Dogmellis (treasurer), and Mr J. Lewis, Board School. Moylgrove.—Import- ant resolutions were passed with regard to the training of pupil teachers under the new authority.—Mr. J. Lewis, Moylgrove, gave notice that at the next meeting in June he would bring forward the question o f the scale of salaries for the teachers of the county. Cymanfa Bedyddwyr Sir Benfro.-Cynhal- iwyd cyfarfod chw arter y gymanfa hon yn Hermon, Abergwaun, nos Fawrth a dydd Mercher y 2oain a'r 26ain. Yn y gwahanol oedfaon pregethodd y Parchn. W. Griffiths, Bethel, J. Jones, Llanfyrnach, D. J. Evans, Trefdraeth. a'r Ddirwest," J. Roberts, Sandy Hill, ar "Gyfiawnhad"; J. Watkins, Cilgerran, a D. Evans, Blaencwm. Pryd- nawn dydd Mercher cafwyd Cynadledd, yn yr hon y pasiwyd awyw benderfyniadjau yn dal perthynr.s gan mwyd a'r enwad yn y sir. Llywyddwyd gan y Parch. J. Philliqs, Tre- faser, cadeirydd y Gymanfa. Cyn"iir y I Gymanfa nesaf yn Llangloffan. Bydd ei threfn eleni yn wahanol i arfer. Cynhelir hi yn y capel. Sunday School Examination.—The oral Scripture Examination under the Pembroke- shire Calvinistic Methodist monthly meeting took place last Saturday at Capel Seion. The following scholars were examined and passed successfully:—In the Catechism, -A. L. Williams, A. M. Nicholas, Martha Harr- ies and Gertie Nicholas. In the Christian Instructor and Psalm xix. L. M. Davies, L. A. Morris, and A. L. Williams. In the Mothers Gift, Joan Morgan. Tom Harris and D. G. Rowlands. The examiners were Mr. Hughes, Blaenffos and Mr. Griffiths" Cilrwyn, who were highly pleased at the' thorough grasp the scholars had of their re- spective portions. The written examination took place on the 18th and the result will be known shortly.
LLANYBYTHER. District Council.—The election of two Dis- trict Councillors to serve also on the Board of Guardians took place on Monday, and the result, declared about nine o'clock, was as follows:— Mr. Evan Morgan Evans, Gelly 146 Mr. David Jones, Henfaes 121 Mr. Simon Jones, Gelliwern 6o Mr. D. Ehedydd Jones, Tirbach 59 J t" ihe two former were therefore declared elected. Mr. Jones, Henfaes has represent- d the district for some years, and he has been most conscientious in his duties. Mr. Evans. Gelly is a recruit, and should prove a useful member.
TREGARON. Hydrophobia was quite an epidemic here during the election last week. Mr. Wm. Rees fell a victim to it, and it laid him v. ry low—on the poll. Never was water so mucii on the brain before. Lenten Services.—The daily services being held at the church in connection with the passion week, commenced on Monday morn- ing last. The Rev. D. M. Davies, vicar, is thefficiatillg minister. Hockey Match.—The return- match be- tween Lampeter Town and Tregartm Inter- mediate School was played on the Intermedi- ate School Grounds in good weather, and considering the other attraction in the town the spectators were very numerous. The game throughout was well played on both sides, but luck seemed to be on the side of the Lampeterians, and the game terminated in a win for Lampeter by 3 goals to nil. The previous match played at Lampeter this season resulted in a draw. The Tregaron team is, undoubtedly a strong one, having won a game against Aberayroir by 8 goals to nil, about a fortnight ago. Public Meeting.—On Wednesday in last week a public meeting was announced for the evening by the Town Crier, under what auspices is unknown—at the Town Hall. Those against the proposed water scheme were specially requested to attend. The meeting was held at 9 o'clock. Mr. Rees Evans one of the retiring district councillors, being voted to the chair. There were also present Mr. Wm. Rees, and Mr. Hugh Williams, two of the new candidates for seats on the District Council. The meeting throughout was a heated one, the principal speakers being the following:—Messrs. Thomas Jones, platelayer, David Rowlands, platelayer; Wm Rees, Lletyrsais (candidate), and Mr. Hugh Williams (candidate). British Women's Temperance Association. —The ordinary meeting of the Tregaron branch of the British Women's Temperance Association was held on Wednesday evening in last week at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Mrs. Williams, Brenig View, pre- sident of the branch, presided. There was a good audience, attracted no doubt, by the programme, which included a debate on shop girls and school teachers, versus girls resid- ing at home. Unfortunately, the young ladies entrusted with the opening of the de- bate were unavoidably absent, and the in- teresting matter was deferred to another meeting. The following programme was gone through:—Recitation, Miss Maggie Davies. Tyncae; trio, Miss Elizabeth Rees and friends; recitation. Miss Ellen Lloyd, Currier-street; lOng, Miss Morgan. Cross- wood address, Mrs. Caronian Evans; song. Miss Maggie Jones, Pentre; address. Mr. Morgan Evans, Mount Prospect; song, Miss Griffiths. Cefnresger; song, Miss Jane Owen, Church-lane. Election.—On Saturday afternoon the town seemed to awaken from its slumbers, the several candidates being seen busy parading the streets. Carriages .were constantly com- ing and going witB voters,"and many who for years had not been able to go out of doors, owing to infirmities, were seen triumphantly brought and assisted to the polling station to vote. These poor, unfortunate electois. let us hope, derived some benefit form the outing, and if so. it were a pity these elec- tions are not held oftener. From 6 to 8 p.m. was the busiest time for the officials, some- thing like half the number who voted arriv- ing during these two hours. The counting commenced about 8.20, and the excitment in the town was intense until the result Was made known about 9.30. The following was the result:—Elected:—Mr. D. J. Williams, Abercoed, 280; Mr. John Jones, Red Lion, 221; Mr. John Davies, Caetydur, 185. Non-elected.—Mr. Hugh Williams, Deri- garon, 162; Mr. Wm. Rees, Lletyrsais, 98. The declaration was received with loud cheering, and to the children the occasion was one of unmixed joy. as they were regaled with a bountiful supply of sweets. PETTY SESSIONS-Tuesday Before Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lloyd. Drunk and Disorderly.—P.C. D. L. Davies. charged John Richartds, Tanyfynwent, Tre- garon, with being drunk and disorderly on the 32rd inst.—lined 2s. 6d. and costs. Tramps inTrouble.-Two tramps named John Kelly and Alfred Smith were brought up in custody, and charged by Mr. Morgan, the Workhouse master, with destroying their clothes whilst at the Workhouse.—The case having been proved both were sent to prison for 21 days. Non-maintenance. The adjourned case of John Evans, a native ef Tregaron, who was charged by Mr. Morgan the Workhouse master with allowing his wife, Hannah Ev- ans and children, to become chargeable to the Union was again dealt with. Mr. Mor- gan repeated his evidence given at the last Court, and said that Evans had not contri- buted any sum since the last Court when he paid 25s.-The Bench now imposed a fine of £ 3 and costs, in default one days imprison- ment.—Evans also applied to have the order of 12s. 6d. imposed upon him last May, to- wards the maintenance of his wife and family varied.—Evans who was represented by Mr. William Davies, (Smith Davies and Co.), Aberystwyth, said that he was going to be a farm labourer. He had lost his post under the Glanmorgan Coal Company, Llwynpia, owing to the proceedings, and also a situa- tion under Thomas and Company, owing to his having been arrested under a warrant in connection with this case. He was willing to receive his wife, and children back, but if she refused he was willing to take back the children.—The application was refused. Extension of Time.—Mr. David Jenkins, landlord of the Black Lion Hotel, Bont, ap- plied for permission to carrying on business at his hotel, between the hours of 2.30 p.m., and 6 p.m.- on Good Friday. This was a similar application as was made last year, when the Clerk made enquiries as to the legality of the application, and the practice of other Courts. This year again the appli- cation was granted. Departure of Superintendent Pbilliyr, Superintendent Phillips, who is about to retire after a service of 48 years in the force attended the Court for the last time in his present capacity. The Bench took advant- age of the occasion, and referred to his lengthy service, and his departure in a most sympathetic manner. Superintendent Phillips feelingly replied, and thanked the mpgist'-ates for their kind words, and also to th0 cl.e,k (Mr. Ernest Lloyd) for the assist- ance he had rendered him.
BETTWS IFAN. Marwoiaeth a Chladdedigaeth Mr J. N. Joiit-s, Coeiiperthi.—Yn dra sydyn prydnawn dydd Mercher, y 23ain, bu farw y boneddwr uchou. heb ond ychydig fynydau o gystudd. Tarawyd ef ar unwaith pan ar giniaw, ac mewll byr amser wedi hyny, cyn i'r meddyg gyrhaeud, yr oedd wedi ymadael a'r fuchedci hon yu o2 mlwycld oed. Y diwrnod cynt yr iK.-Lid yn Nghastellnewydd, ac yn ymdda- ngos lei ailer, ond nid oedd yn eithaf iach a hyny er ys tro, ac yn ddiweddar yr oedd ei atiechyd wedi gweithio i fewn at y bywyd, ac fe duaeth y cuwedd fel y nodwyd yn ddi- rybuad. Paroddd y newydd gryn gyffro yn yi arcai. Yr oedd pawb o bob gradd yn teimlo yn chwith o golli y boneddwr tawel. bonecit lgiadd, a charedig tu hwnt i'r cyffre- din, a hyny pan nad oedd neb yn tybio ei fod yn glaf. Y mae ei golli ef yn golled i'r holl ardal. i'r eglwjTS y perthynai iddo. ac i bob aelios teilwug yn mhell ac agos, oherwydd yr oedd et yn wast-ad yn barod i gynorthwyo 00 mai teilwnig yr achos heb angen gwasgu o gAN-bl arno. Yr oedd yn natunol garedig, ac yni foneddwr yn ngwir ystyr y gair. Yr oedd yn berchen ar gryn eiddo, eto nid oedd dim o'r uchel," a'r balch," yn perthyn iddo. Yr oedd yn hollol i'r gwrthwyneb. Adwaen- ai ei gylch, a llanwai ef yn ddi-drwst bob amser..Nid rhyfedd gan hyny fod teimia;: o dristweh a galar ar ei ol drwy yr ardal o'r bron. Daeth torf luosog o bob gradd yn nghyd i dalu y gymwynas olaf iddo drwy hebrwng ei ran farwol i dy ei hir gartref i fy invent y Bettws, dydd Llun diweddaf Arweiniwyd y gwasanaet/h yn Coedperthi drwy ddarllen a gweddio gan y Parch D. Evans. Drew en Yna talodd i Parch. J. Davies. Glynarthen (ei weinidog), deyrnge uchel o barch 'w goffadwriaeth. Siaradwyd yno hefyd gan y Parchn. T. J. Morris, Aber- teifi, a J. Symlog Morgan (B), Cast ell new- ydd. Ar lan y bedd (y mae yr eglwys dan adgyweiriad), darllenwyd y gwabanaeitih claddu gan Mr Jones, y Ficer. Yr oedd nifer v ce ovdau yn y cynhebrwng yn lluosog iawn. Heblaw y gweinidogion a nodwyd gwelsom vii bresenol hefyd y rhai canlynol— Parchn D. Evans, D.D., Hawen. D. D. Davies, Beulah. a 0. Pritchard (B), Castell- nowydd, Dr. Powell, Y.H., (ei feddyg). Mri W. Evans George, D. Davies, Angel House, W. Rees. Emlyn Arms, a W. Jeremy o Gas- tcf11y.ynrl.! D.S. Jones, CasteR-maeJgw-yri., I'lio iii., I' i-,t)is, Cefencwrt, a D. Morris. Priory Terrace, Aberteifi (yr hwn sydd yn briod i c-hwaer yr ymadawedig), ac eraill y gallesem euwi. Nawdd y nef fyddo dros y wedd" a'r unig fab yn eu dwfn drallod. —Goheb.
t ABEKAYKON. Another Election.—Three candidates have been nominated for the seat rendered vac- ant on the County Council by the selection of Mr Lima JOÎH: to till an alder manic- diair, A keen contest is anticipated, the combatants being Mr. John Davies, Feathers Hotel, Mr Francis Evans, merchant, and Mr D. Pennant James, solicitor. Denomina- tionalism or sectarianism is so rampant at Aberayron that it has become the hall mark of men, women and things. The" Who gees there? of the sentinel has been convertecl here irtto Pwy enwad?'' Much depends upon where you go on Sundays thaa what you do-on week-days. Unfortunately for Aberayron, every election seems to brine a new occasion for the revival of sectarian animosities, and the fanning tinew of the flames of religious strife and bigotrv. ?° ii j cornP ex^on of the candidates kae- dwindled into a shadowy, unsubstantial thing and personal qualifications, experience and attainments are too often reduced to naught in the fierce heat of the electoral crucible. In the present instance, the threo candidates represent so many peisuasions. The first is a Calvinstic- lethodist; the see- ond is a Congregationalist. and the third a. Churchman. On the vital questions of the dav the two Nonconformists are said to be Progressives, and it is assumed that the third, being a Conservative is a Reactionist. The ratepayers should heckle all three weH and thoroughly. What are their views on the EducatIon Act: on Free Trade; and on j attempt to compensate publicans, ana to curtail the power of magistrates ? Talk of the Concert of Europe Th- reli- gious alliances which are made and unmade here at election time.s would baffle the shrewdest of diplomatists. And all for what ? Is it to promote the good of the people, or to pamper petty spite is it to lighten the burden of the ratepavers or to gratify personal ambitions: is it to rob Peter in order to pay Paul ? Ratepayers, think on these things. The power is in vour hands Ise it well and wisely. First weigh, then v?t,e: Emancipate yourselves from the coils of bigotry, and let the ape and tiger die
MAC YNLLETE. [Oth Local News n- inside Palest Temperance.—A meeting under the auspi- ces of the Women'n Temperance Union was held on Wednesday evening in last week presided over by "Mrs. Ravenscroft. Interl esting papers were read by Miss Beatrice Davies, and Miss Annie Edwards. A piano- forte solo was given by Miss Lily Evans. Te,st Concert.—A sucoessfsal test concertt was held on Thursday evening last at Com- mins Coch Wesleyan Chapel. Mr D. J. Owen, Llanhrymnhir, acted as conductor," Mr J. W. Thomas, Waenfawr, Carnarvon, was the adjudicator jof the singing, and the Kev. D. Roberts, pastor, adjudicator of the recitations. In the competition for those who had not won a prize cf more than ICIC- Mr W. Thomas. Machynlleth, was successful out of 18 competitors. He sang" Gwnewch i mi feddrod." and his rendering was highly spoken of by the adjucator. Mr D. Thomas Tynllwyn, Cemmes. was adjucator the win- ner in the recitation competition opoo to all ages, the poem which he recited being, I)amwain mewn chwarel." There were 12 competitors, in the challenge solo competi- tion. and the prize was divided between Mr W. Thomas Machynlleth, Mr J. E. Jones. Llanbrynmair, and Mliss Podlv Lewis, Dol- guog, Machynlleth. During" the evening songs were also rendered by Mr Fred Lumler and Mr Joe Thomas. URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION. The .annual election of Urban Councillor* took place on Saturday last. The event did not arouse any great public interest. there being no vital question at issue. Mr Richard Rees did not seek re-election in the Nortk Ward, and Mr J M. Breeze was re-elected. unopposed in the West Ward. The election has lept the political complexion on tha Council unchanged. The result of the polt in the North and South Wards -as declared by the returning officer, Mr John Rowlands was as follows :— North Ward (two seats). *John Thomas, chemist 148 H. R. Humphreys 109 Nathaniel Evans 48 South Ward (two seats). *Lord Henry Vane Tempest 80 Thomas Parsons 40 R. Llewelyn Jones 37 Edward Hamer 24 *Denotes old members. Hiring Fair.—The annual hiring fair took place on Wedne&day, and was largely attend- ed by male and female farm servants, on pleasure bent. 1 M AYPPWY URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION. The election of urban councillors for the Mallwyd district took place on Saturday last Mr. Swanoott Morgan was the returning officer. There were sixteen candidates for eleven seats, and the result of the voting was as follows :— Elected. *John Jones, Meirionfa 6r- Griffiths. junr. Brvndovey 61 *Thomas Davies, Tyrcapel 64 Lewis Griffith, Mynogau John Jones, 4, Minllyn Cottages 68 John Jones, 11, Mawddwy Cottages 57 How-el Evans, Ffriddgilcwm 53 Edward H. Davies, Brynderwen 48 John Lewis, Gartheiniog 46 William Williams, ,2 Wyle Cop^treet 45 David Owen, Cefnburiaeth 43 Non-Elected. Thomas Steadman, Peniarth Arms 42 *J. H. Bvllock. The Cottage 39 John Evans, Dugoedmawr 36 *John Davies, Shop. Mallwyd 2S *W. H. Bullock, The Cottage 17 Denotes old members.
ABJERDOVE Shipping.—The steamer Dora arrived from Liverpool on Sunday with a cargo of goods for the district. Sale.—Last week a sale was held at Bar- mouth on the furniture of Captain Lewis of the S.S. Dora, who has left Barmouth to re- side at Aberdovey. The Pump.—The old pump was removed from its place on Monday morning. March 28th, 1904, and the site is being cleared for foot passengers and vehicles. Trefeddian Hotel.—Miss Holme, formerly of the Marine Golfing Quarters has been ap- pointed manageress at the Trefeddian Hotel in place of Mrs. Hughes who is leaving this week. l"II" Buaaen UNith.-The infant child, five months old, of Mr. Lewis Jones, Railway- terrace died on Monday morning. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Jones, who only last week buried his brother at Runoorn. Fickle.—On Sunday the weather was ex- ceptionally fine but on Monday had cotn- pleteily changed causing mfucli disappoint- ment to the many Easter visitors, who are now staying in the town. Illness.—The Rev. W. M. Roberts, M.A., Morwyfa. is slowly recovering from his severe attack of influenza. Mrs. Roberts has been taken ill and is attended by Dr. Rowlands. Mrs. Wright, Plasucha has also had a slight attack of the same disease. Congregational.—The new organ for the Congregational Chapel arrived last week. and two workmen from the firm are bi'sy putting it in working order. Great Interest is taken in it by the members who e«ge"ly look for- ward to the opening ceremony which is to be held shortly. Temperance Meeting.—On Wednesday evening of last week a temperance meeting was held in the Assemblv Rooms, when Plenydd delivered an address on the temper- ance question. The audience was not large but those who were present were amply re- warded. Mr. Ffestin Williams presided, and at the close a hearty vote of thanks was pas- sed to Plenvdd for his eloquent address. Sunday School.-The annual election of officers of the Tabernacle Calvinistic Method- ist Sunday School took place on Sunday, when Mr. J. E. Jones, ironmonger was elected superintendent, and Mr. R. T. Lloyd secretary. The annual examinations of the iiTnior classes was made bv the district ex- aminers vizj, Messrs. R. Roberts, Rhydy- garnedd. W. Roberts, Bryncrug. and Mr. W. B. Davies, Llanegryn. The annual com- petitive meeting of this school takes place on Good Friday. Found DT-owned.On Wednesday week the body of a young man, well dressed, and ipparentiv a sailor, was found in that por- tion of the Runcorn and Weston "canal at Runcorn Docks, known as the death trap." It was immediately taken to the mortuary for identification where a letter frotn a per- son at Aberdovey was found in one of the deceased's pockets, and on the authorities fit Runcorn having made inquiries through P.C. Jones, it. was found that the body was that- of Mr. Cornelius Jones, mariner, of this nlace. He served on "board a Swansea vessel. He was the son of the late Mr. Cornelius Jones. Copper Hill-street, and a ¡ brother to Mr. Lewis Jones. Railwav-ter- race. and Mr. H. F. Jones. Towyn. who at- I tended the funeral at Runcorn where the deceased was buried.