Aberystwyth Town Council. North Parade Leases. Summer Band and Bathing Machines. A meeting of the Aberystwyth Town Council was held on Tuesday at the Coun- cil Chamber, Town Hall, when there were present the Mayor (Councillor J. T. Davies), Councillor C. M. Williams (ex-Mayor); Aldermen Peter Jones, E. P. Wynne, Robert Don girt on, and Isaac Hopkins; Councillors T. J. Samuel, R. -J. Jones, Daniel Thomas. John Evans, D. C. Roberts, G. Fbssett Roberts, G. Wilkinson, Rufus Williams, Edwin Morris and J. Gibson, with Mr. Mevric Hughes (deputy town clerk); Mr. Rees Jones (borough surveyor), Mr. C. Massey (borough accoutftant), and Mr. James Evans (sanitary inspector). THE CLERK'S ABSENCE. The Deputy Clerk said the Town Clerk wished to be excused for his absence that day, he being laid up with a severe cold. TENNIS COURTS. A letter was read from lr. Ivor Evans, stating he understood the present tenants j of the tennis courts at the back of the Town Hall did not propose applying for a renewal of the tenancy when the same expired on the 26th Unst. He. therefore, begged] to apply for the tenancy on behalf of the Aber- ystwyth Tennis Club, who were prepared to take the ground on the same terms as was paid by the present tenants, provided the ground was put in good condition. At pre- sent it was in a very bad state. The application was ordered to be put on the agenda of the next meeting. RENEWAL. A letter was read from Dr. Harries ask- ing the Council to allow him to convert the premises toccupiedi by in Bath-street into a motor shed instead of into a ware- house as laid down in the terms granted him for the renewal of the lease. The letter was referred to the Public Works Committee. An application for the payment of the sum of £10 promised by the Council towards the erection of a new bridge at Llerniadda, PonterWyd, on the road leading to the Plynlymon water works was referred to the Finance Committee. ALLEGED PREFERENCE. A letter was read from Mr. David Jones blacksmith, Mill-street, complaining of the way the Corporation work was carried on. He belonged to the oldest family in Aber- ystwyth, and had been a ratepayer for many years, but for all that he did not get any work from the Corporation. His con- tention was that all work should be divided amongst the ratepayers able to do the work, and he begged to ask for a share of the same. The letter was referred to the Public Works Committee. ADVERTISING BOARDS. The following letter was received from Mr. T. F. Fear, Wine Vaults, Terrace-road: -In reply to your notice to remove our boards from our premises. I must first tell you the rents are payable twelve months in advance, but at the end of that time we are quite willing to take them down, after giving proper notice to our tenants, and Messrs. D. Roberts and Sons, and at the same time people who have boards on their property which are held under Corporation leases are served with the same notice. Referred to the Public Works Committee. A long letter from Mr. Kitto in reference to his bank's premises was ordered to be taken in committee at the close of the meet- ing. DEFERRED. The Deputy Clerk announced he had re- ceived a letter from Mr. John Roberts. 25, Terrace-road, in reference to Miss Owen's aplication for a renewal of lease of her property. Mr. J. Gibson: I propose that that be also taken in committee at the end of the meeting. It will do it good. Mr Rufus Williams seconded. Wilkinson said he thought it ought also to be read before it went to the com- mitter. Mr. Hopkins said the other letter ought to be read before it went to the com- this one. If they were going to read one they should read the lot. Mr. J. Gibson: It has been proposed and seconded. The Mayor then put the proposition, to consider the letter in committee, to the meeting, and it was carried. HARBOUR DUES. Mr. R. J. Jenkins, secretary of the Aber- ystwyth and Aberdovey Steam Packet Co., wrote applying for a further reduction of the harbour dues charged in respect of their steamer Grosvenor to Is. a ton up to eighty tons and 6d. a ton over that quantity 1\8 they found it impossible to compete with other steamers for the delivery of goods to the outlying districts at the present rates charged, with the result that their steamer was prevented from bringing larger cargoes to the port of Aberystwyth. with a result- ing loss of freight to the Company and of dues to the Corporation. He was also directed to urge the Town Council to erect the proposed jetty for landing cargoes op- posite St. David's wharf, so as to enable the Company and other shippers to deliver their cargoes there when prevented from reaching the quay during low tides. The letter was referred to the Public Works Committee, ELECTIVE AUDITORS. The Deputy Clerk announced that Mr. E. J. Evans and Mr. David Lloyd had been appointed elective auditors for the ensuing year. It was also intimated that Alder- man Wynne had been elected Mayor's auditor. ISOLATION HOSPITAL. The Isolation Hospital Committee re- ported having given instructions to the Borough Accountant to make further en- quiries as to the taking of a house for tem- porarv use as an Isolation Hospital. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE. This Committee made the following re- commendations: That Mr H. O. Jones' fee and expenses for survey and inspecting boats, amounting to £7 10s. be paid. That Inspector T. Davies be instructed to furnish your committee with a list of all applica- tions for licenses in respect of hackney car- riages for the ensuing season and that the same be referred to your committee for consideration at their next meeting. That no license be granted in respect of a motor or steam launch plying for hire until a certificate, signed by a competent engineer, approved of by the Council, that the boiler and machinery in such motor or steam launch ia in good repair has been produced. That the number of machines, licensed for the ensuing season, at the several stands named below, be limited to the numbers stated and that tenders be invited in respect of such licenses:—South terrace teach, 18; Marine terrace beach. 30 and Victoria-terrace beach 18- That a public meeting of ratepayers be convened for an early date with a view to the question of the provision of a Town Band for the coming season being discussed. The question of advertising the town at the Imperial International Exhibition this year iras deferred- The report of. Mr. H. 0: Jones on his inspection of the pleasure boate and vessels was read, and instruction were ftiven thereon. Alderman Wynne, referring to the re- commendation dealing with bathing machine licenses, said they hoped to get a better price for the different stands than they had been having in the past. They had hither- to beep giving the ground away for nothing for the benefit of the machine owners. The Mayor thought one of the stands should be reserved for mixed bathing and that a higher price should be charged for that. As to the question of advertising at the Imperial International Exhibition. Alder- man Wynne said a letter was received from Mr. Denniss on Monday morning, which be would ask should be considered in com- mittee at the close of the meeting. The Committee's report was then adopted. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE This committee made the following re- °crnmendations-—That the Medical OfTk-er Health be nskeel to report upon the de- sirability of the -"Council becoming members of the Royal Institute of Public Health. That the Borough Surveyor be asked to re- port upon the letter of Mr. John Morgan, with reference to the state of the sever in the Harbour. That the letter of Mr. R. R. Nelson, with reference to the G.VV.R. right-of-way be deferred pending the pro- posed interview between the representatives of the Great Western Railway Company and the Corporation. That the plan of altera- tions proposed to be carried out ly Mr. J. Morgan to No. 6, Marine tier race, he ap- proved of. That the proposed additional work at Plynlimon Lake as "n plan eubmitted by the Borougji Surveyor, be can led out at an estimated cost < i £2(\0, such an ount to be pa'd out of the Water Works Depreciation Fund. The Town Clerk reported that Mr E .A. L. Pow3ll, (f Nant- es •», had written stating that the Nantt-os Estate did not claim any right to the Leet in Plascrug. The Town Clerk was instruc- ted to obtain further information in the matter. The Borough Surveyor submitted plans of the proposed anding starve in the Haibcur to facilitate the disch.vging of goods there and the consideration of the same was deferred. That the application of Mr. S. Tregoning for permission to cart debris from Ystrad Meurig Quarry be gran- ted. subject to the directions and super- vision of the Borough Surveyor. The report was adopted. FINANCE COMMITTEE. iiiis committee recommended payments amounting to £425 8s. 10. The committee also made the following recommendations: —That the offer made by Messrs. Boxall and Boxall to surrender the unexpired term in the lejase of the Laundry and other pre- mises in Mill street, 'be not entertained. That the sum of JE8 6s. 4d be paid to the Local Government Board, being the costs of the Inquiry held with reference to the loan in connection with the erection of Workmen's Dwellings. That the considera- tion of Mr. Bertram Jones' application for a lease of a piece of land adjoining the Drill Hall, for erecting a laundry thereon be de- ferred. That the application of Mr. John Thomas for a renewal of the lease of Tuf- nell House be refused. The application for & grant in aid of the funds of the Joint: Counties Sanatorium for Consumptives was again deferred, and the Town Clerk was directed to obtain further information in the matter. The consideration of the proposed lease of land on Pen Dinas from the Trust- ees of the Nanteos Estate to the Corporation was again deferred. The Borough Surveyor was asked to report to the next meeting of your Committee upon the account of drain- age expenses on the Football Field, which had been received from the treasurer of the Football. Club. The Town Clerk was asked to report to the next meeting of your com- mittee upon the application for a renewal ot the lease of Brunswick House. That your committee be authorised to realise the bal- ance of the sum of £1,900 Water Works Depreciation Fund now invested in consols when your committee consider it ad- visable to do so. That the appli- cation of Miss S. E. Owen for a re- newal of the leases of her several properties be granted upon the following conditions;- Corner of North parade and Terrace road: That Miss Owen be required to remove the hoarding erected at the rear of her pre- mises, provided the lessees of the premises m ierrace road now occupied by Messrs. Bonsall undertake to place and maintain a frosted glass window in place of the exist- ing Window overlooking Miss Owen's pro- perty the lower half of such window of fros- ted glass to be fixed so that the same can- not be opened, and further, agree to pay an annual rent of Is. for the easement of light. YYC. erected in the yard at the rear as shewn in the original plan and an inspection chamber made at the junction of the W.C. drain with the existing drain. Work to be completed by 12th May, 1909. 23, North- parade. The whole of the existing build- ings at the rear demolIshed and new build- ings erected on the site to a plan to be approved by the Council. Separate drains made in accordance with the bye-laws with inspection chamber. The present commuted tmes paid by Miss Owen total £23 19s. 9d The present ground rents paid by Miss Owen total 17s 6d. The additional com- muted fines payable will be £3 3s. lOd The ground rent will remain the same. The draft of an agreement for a lease to Mrs E Michael Evans of a dwelling-house and pre- mises known as No. 32. Prospect street, for a term of 75 years from the 12th Novem- ber, 1893, at an annual ground rent of 2s. 6d. and an annual commuted fine of 10s. 7d., total £2 13s. Id., was sub- mitted to your committee for approval. Your committee recommend that the same be approved, and that the Mayor be author- ised to affix the corporate seal to the agree- ment. With reference to the refusal to grant a renewal of the lease of Tufnell House, Mr T. J. Samuel, chairman of the committee, said this house with other adjoining pro- perty had been scheduled for the widening of Portland-road. 1 ° Mr. Samuel moved the adoption of the recommendations dealing with the renewal of Miss Owen's property in North-parade and Cambrian-street. Mr. Daniel Thomas moved that the mat- ter be deferred until they had heard Mr Robert's letter read. They had! taken a Jong time in dealing with other property. Recently, they had a similar case, which was referred back several times to ascertain certain particulars in regard to the build- ings, and he thought this was a case in which the Corporation ought to exercise their rights as they had done in other cases Mr. Thomas referred to a case in Vulcan- street, where a small portion of land vas: scheduled in order to add to the size of the yard of the adjoining house, although the owner of that house had not applied for it. But it was done ll1 order to improve the sanitary condition ot the district. Again, at the bottom of Prospect-street, a portion oi land had been scheduled to add to the premises about to be built by Mrs. Michael Evans. The argument used at tne committee was that Miss Owen had a long term unexpired, but he thought that was aif the more reason why they should try and avoid perpetuating a great nuisance. He did not refer to the building erected by Miss Uwen without plans. They had heard plenty about buildings without plans in the case of Mr. Isaac Rees, but they did not hear anything aoout a similar thing that day. in the case of Mr. Isaac Rees, however, plans were submitted before the building was erected. In order to improve the Ter- race-road district he thought they ought to schedule a small portion of the yard in the possession of Miss Owen in order to improve the adjoining house. xVLr. G. Wilkinson said he would second the amendment as far as 21, North-parade was concerned. He considered it would be a very gross injustice to Mr. Roberts to re- new the lease of those premises on the con- ditions suggested. Mr. Roberts' premises were very cramped, he had only about 22 feet from front to back, and it was very in- convenient lor him to carry on his business. In his (Mr. Wilkinson's) humble opinion his premises were not in a sanitary condition, not because of bad drainage or anything of the kind, but from the lack of ventilation in the back rooms, the close proximity of the bakehouse, and the intolerable heat therefrom, the spluttering from steam pipes, and other nuisances which were continually blowing upon Mr. Roberts' back premises. He had visited the premises, and was able to speak on the abominable conditions un- der which Mr Roberts was compelled to carry on his business, and in his opinion if the lease was renewed on the conditions re- commended it would be an act of gross in- justice to Mr. Roberts. Having refused to allow Mr. Roberts' letter to be read that day, he thought the matter ought to be re- ferred back. The letter ought to be read in public, so that the public migIrF know the conditionsj uinder which Mr. Roberts was compelled to live. As they knew he had been compelled to leave the premises as far as residence was concerned, and had had to build a house on the Buarth, and had there- by been put to an expense of over jE.50 a year. He thought the very least the Coun- cil could do was to visit Mr. Roberts' pre- mises before renewing the lease. If the Council decided, after visiting, to renew the lease on the conditions now laid down, he would have nothing more to say. Mr. J. Gibson said that as Mr. Wilkinson had given them the contents of Mr. Roberts" letter that the letter be read. Mr. Wilkinson: I have not given the con- tents cf the letter. Mr. Hopkins: I second it. lr. D. C. Roberts said 110 one could vote l^ivavv without hearing the letter. Mr. Daniel Thomas said he did not know what the contents of the letter were. Mr. Hopkins: There are a few who know, so let us all know. It was then agreed that Mr. Roberts' letter be read. The letter was as follows:— My attention has been called through' the local Press to the application of Miss Owen, of North-parade, for a renewal of the lease of her premises in North-parade. Before the same is, however, considered I beg to apply for some open space at the back of my premises, as at present my buildings ex- tend to the party wall, and when I remind you that the depth of my premises from front to back is only 21 feet, the Council will see the reasonableness of my application for some extra air space. I would also re- mind you that when Mr. Thomas Morris ap- plied for a renewal of his lease of adjoining property he was granted about 12 feet extra back extension. I also beg to call your at- tention to certain grievances that I have, and which Miss Owen should be asked to remedy. These are shortly, as follows:—(1), The passage of her property in Terrace-road and adjoining mine was sometime ago raised by two feet, with the result that the damp- ness of the sod penetrates through the party wall, thus causing a constant dampness which makes it impossible for any wall paper to adhere, and not only makes the appear- ance of the wall very unsightly but also injurious. (2), The chimney stack of the bakehouse owing to its insecurity has been strapped with iron bands to my chimney, leaving a small space through which the rain gets into and penetrates through the wall of my premises, causing it to be in a continual state of dampness, which it is impossible for me to remedy and keep in repair. (3), The exhaust pipe of the pakehouse being so near to my premises causes me especially dur- ing the summer months much annoyance and inconvenience through the constant escape of steam which frequently penetrates into my premises and injures my stock. (4), I believe that according to the Council's conditions before approving of Miss Owen's plans there was to have been not less than nine inches space between the bakehouse and our party wall, but for some inexplicable reason this space is only 2i inches. But even this space has for some time been al- lowed to be filled up with rubbish with the result that it now acts as a solid wall, caus- ing the enormous heat of the ovens to penetrate through the walls of my premises, rendering them in the summer months ab- solutely intolerable, the temperature of the back of my shop frequently being as high as 105 degrees. In fairness to me as lessee of the Corporation, I trust Miss Owen will not be granted a renewal until my applica- tion for air-space is granted and the nuisances complained of are first abated. I shall also be greatly obliged if the Council will in- spect my premises, so that they may see for themselves that the complaints made by me are just and reasonable. Mr. D. C. Roberts said the matters refer- red to in Mr. Roberts' letter were not touched by the commlititree's recommenda- tions. In each of the matters referred to in his letter Mr. Roberts had a perfect right of action on his own account. The Mayor: If there is no further discus- sion I will put the amendment to the meet- ing. Mr. C. M. Williams said the course al- ways adopted when letters such as Mr. Roberts' had been received was to defer the matter in order to visit the premises. One of the special points affecting the com- mittee's recommendations was that Mr. Roberts appealed for a small air-space at the back of his premises. That was pro- posed at the committee. The building at the rear was an old one and if it was pulled down it would give a.ir-space behind one house. They had always adopted a policy of that kind even when there was no applica- tion for it. He (Mr. Williams) had been to visit the premises. The day before he went he saw Mr. Peter Jones going in to visit. Alderman Peter Jones: I don't know whether Mr. Williams went with the same object that I generally go there, for I went for tobacco. Mr. Williams said he did not go there for tobacco, but seeing Mr. Jones going in, and knowing this was on the agenda, he concluded he was going in to visit. Alderman Jones: You can see me going in there twice a week. Mr Williams said he thought Mr Jones might have gone in to see what the state of things was. He understood that Alderman Jones did see Mr. Roberts, and that Mr Roberts laid his complaints before him. He (Mr. Williams) considered Mr. Roberts ought to be treated like everyone else. If the terms recommended were granted there would be no chance of Mr. Roberts having any air- space. The house as it stood was un- healthy. At the time the plans were sub- mitted there was a considerable amount of discussion, but Mr. Roberts had only just come to town then, and he was helpless at the time, and the plans were ultimately approved of. One of the statements at the committee was that there was something like 57 years unexpired of the lease of No. 21, North-parade, but he thought that was a strong reason why they should not allow this unhealthy state of things to continue for a day longer than they could help it. If Miss Owen turned round and said I won't renew," then they could not help themselves. Miss Owen, however, was a reasonable person, and if an appeal was made to her he believed she would be willing to allow the pulling down of this small building. As to the other matters, Mr. D. C. Roberts had said that Mr. Roberts had another remedy. If that was so, he said nothing in reference to that, but in refer- ence to the open space he maintained Mr. Roberts ought to be treated in the same way as' other applicants. It would be nothing less than a scandal if the Council tolerated the I state of things Mr. Roberts had to live under. Alderman Hopkins said he did not see very well how they could interfere now after eighteen years of the lease had run. When the lease was before the Council then he was a great supporter of Mr. Roberts, but Mr. C. M. Williams and others were against him. They had the remedy in their hands at that time. Mr. C. M. Williams: I beg your pardon, I was not against Mr. Roberts. Mr.Hopkins said if they only referred back to the reports in the Press they could see. This discussion had been raised in order to get rows in the Council, and they were bringing on small matters, he did not know why. Mr. J. Gibson thought Mr. Hopkins had made a very good point when he said that Mr. O. M. Williams and others were in the Council at the time the lease was granted, and they should have seen that some of these things were done then. Miss Owen was not now applying for a renewal of her lease, but was only applying to have the long leases already in her possession con- solidated. As to the nuisance, what had the Council to do with that? Were they going to carry the load of everybody's nuisance and personal spite, and all sorts of interference that might crop up. Mr. Daniel Thomas had made the speech of his life, he was glad to say, but he did not say anything during the whole thing. He did not touch the point as to the consolidation of the leases. Neither did Mr. Wilkinson when he talked. All he said was that there was spluttering. He (the speaker) quite agreed with him, and they had it at the Council, too.. On a division, the committee's recommen- dation was carried by eight votes to seven. There voted for the amendment Messrs. Robert Doughton, C. M. Williams, Dl. Thomas, John Evans, George Wilkinson, Edwin Morris and R. J. Jones. For the adoption of the report there voted the Mayor, Messrs. Peter Jones, E. P. Wynne, Issac Hopkins, D. C. Roberts, Rufus Wil- liams Fossett Roberts and John Gibson. Mr. T. J. Samuel did not vote. The report of the Public Works Clofm- mittee as a whole was then adopted. PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMITTEE. This committee reported as follows: Votes of thanks were unanimously passed to Pro- fessor E. Anwyl, M.A., for presenting his book "Gogynfeirdd" to the Library; to Mrs. M. R .Gosling for 2 portraits of her late father, Mr. George Green; to Captain Edward Lewis, of North road. for the gift of a large number of charts as well as the direction and other books pertaining to the charts; to Mrs. James, of Broncastell, for a photographic album of the Diamond Ju- bilee of the Naval Review. The Chairman (Captain James) reported the opening of the Library and Reading Room at Penparkau, at which Professor Anwyl, M.A.. delivered .-a.- I his inaugural address, and that the insti- I tution was progressing successfully. I The report was accepted. REFERRED. An application by the Officers command- ing the Cardiganshire Battery, R.F.A., for permission to fix 20 rings in the wall ad- jacent to the road leading to the Drill Hall from Smithfield-road for the purpose of securing horses, was referred to the Public Works Committee, as also was the applica- tion for a piece of land between Greenfield- street and the Vale of Rheidol Station for garden plots OVERSEERS. Mr. C. M. Williams proposed the re- election of Mr. Bickerstaff and Mr. J. H. Edwards as overseers for the borough for the ensuing year, remarking that they were both excellent men. Alderman Peter Jones asked if these two gentlemen might not like to be relteved from the obligation. Mr. Williams replied that it was a great advantage to have them in the office. Alderman Jones asked if they could not appoint two dissatisfied spirits from some- where. It would have a remarkable effect. (Laughter). Mr. Samuel: I am afraid after that re- mark no one will like to take it. (More laughter). I had thought of Mr. T. W. Powell as one. Alderman Peter Jones proposed Mr. W. R. Hall, a pressman present at the meeting. Mr. Rufus Williams: I propose Mr. Spen- cer (another pressman). Alderman Doughton: Two dissatisfied spirits. (Loud laughter). Eventually, Mr. Hall and Mr. Powell were appointed overseers. LEASE OF LAND. An application by Mr Llewelyn Samuel for a. lease of a small piece of land at the rear of his premises, No. 12, Northgate-street, was, on the proposition of Mr. D. C. Roberts, referred to the Finance Committee
.a.;¡- .1rtIIo TREGARON St. David's Day.Though the national sentiments strongly pervade this place, no attempt was made to publicly celebrate the day of the Patron Saint here. The pupils of the County School were given a holiday. Monthly Fair.—.There was a large supply of beasts at Tuesday's market, and a large number changed hands, over twenty truck- loads being sent away. The prices on the average were from 10s. to 15s. per head lower than a month ago. Lent.—Special services are held at St. Caron's Church during Lent. The first service was held on Wednesday in last week, the vicar, the Rev. D. M. Davies, B.A., being the officiant. Last night (Wed- nesday), the officiant was the R.ev. H. M. Williams, B.A., Lledrod. Y Gymdeithasfa.—The subject for debate at the Gymdeithasfa on Tuesday evening was "Pa un air eglwys air wladwriaeth sydd ar dylanwad mwyaf er *sobreiddo y wlad." Mr. Tom Alban Jones, London House, maintained it was the Church which had the greater influence, while Mr. D. Jones, Glanrafon, spoke for the other side. Mr. Jonathan Thomas presided. Husband and Wife Drunk.—Before Mr D. J. Williams and Dr. Lloyd on Saturday Elias Roberts and Mary Ann Roberts, of the tramping fraternity were each charged by Sergt. Lewis with being drunk on the highway on the previous day. Both of the accused admitted the offence, the husband being fined 5s. and costs and the wife 2s. 6J; and costs. Pensions Committee.—A meeting of the local Pensions Committee was held on Tues- day, Mr. R. S. Rowland presiding. Three claims were allowed and two disallowed. The Elixir of Life.There is an inmate at the Workhouse, who is ninety years of age, and is such an inveterate smoker, that the Master, at a recent meeting of the Guard- ians, said he would smoke a pound of tobacco a week if he could get hold of it. Death of an Octogenarian.—On Monday night the death took place of Mr. Rees Felix, Derlwyn, at the age of 87. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn their loss. Two of his sons have a success- ful drapery business in Birmingham. The deceased farmer was a well respected per- sonage, and he was a member of the Bwlch- gwynt C.M. Chapel, of which place of wor- ship he was a constant attender, while his health permitted. Latterly, he had been confined to his house. A Mother sent to Gaol.-Ellen Edwards, a tramping woman, was brought up before Mr. D. J. Williams and Dr. Lloyd, on Sat- urday, charged by Sergt. Lewis with being drunk in charge of a child on the previous day.—Accused was sent to prison for seven days with hard labour. In accordance with the new regulations directing that women should b6 detained at Swansea instead of at Carmarthen gaol, the accused was con- veyed to the gaol at the former place, she being the first frcm this county to be dealt with under the new regulations. Guild of St. Caron.—There was a fairly large gathering at the weekly meeting of the Guild of St. Caron on Thursday even- ing. A paper was read by Mr. Richard Dav- ies, Isgarw, on Some special features of the antiquities of Cardiganshire"; in the unavoidable absence of Mr. D. Davies, C.M., Blaenafon. The chairman, the Rev. D. M. Davies, B.A., and Mr. Richard Lewis, Llanrhystyd, also spoke, and a hope was expressed that the paper would be read again at a future meeting. A vote of thanks was passed to the chairman, at the close. Death of Mr. John Beynon.—By the death of Mr. John Beynon, the noted horse dealer, which took place on Thursday evening last, Tregaron has lost one of its most well-known inhaoitante. The deceased, who was 1. years of age, was in his day one of the most successful horse dealers in the district but latterly he had retired from the occupa- tion. He took hundreds of horses over to Northampton before the advent of the rail- ways. A native of Llanddewi-brefi, he had been at one time the licensee of the Foun- tain Inn, at this place, and subsequently, of the Railway Inn. At present he lived at the Sunny Hill Hotel. He was also a sheep buyer to a great extent. Two daughters are left to mourn their loss, one being the wife of Mr. Phil. Rees, headmaster of the National School. His wife had predeceased him twenty-four years ago. The funeral took place on Monday, amidst every mani- festation of popular regret, there being a large number of vehicles in the cortege to the Mynachlog, where the interment was made. The Rev. D. M. Davies, B.A., con- ducted the service at the house, and the Rev. Evan Jones, the Rev. John Jones, M.A., and the Rev. D. M. Davies, at the church and graveside. County School.—A debate in connection with the literary and debating society of the above school was held last \v ednesday even- ing. Mr. Ben Jones acted as president, and after delivering a short address, he called upon John Lewis Lloyd and h. J. Philips to give their atdjudlCation on the essays descrioing the previous meeting. The subject of debate in this meeting was "Which is the better—town life or country life P" Lena Davies was called upon to read a paper on country life and was sup- ported by Tom Walter Davies. John Ed- wards was then called upon to read a paper on town life and was supported by Tom and Nellie Davies. The meeting was now declared open and the following spoke in support of country life:—Frank Evans, Rhys Rees, Mary Rees, Thompson Davies, Ray Howells, J. Lewis loyd, John Williams, Mary Dav- ies, Griffith John Williams, Maggie Jones, Hannah Jones, Evan Howells, Ashton Jones, Pollie Jones, Meg Benjamin, Sallie Jones, Katie Davies, D. O. Morgan, Ellen Clarke and W. T. Owen. The following spoke in favour of town life:—W. D. Morgan H. J. Philips, Tom H. Watkins, Ossy Lloyd, Sallie Davies, David Jones, Adelaine Megicks, Jim Richards, Stephen Davies, and Eleanor Morgan. Lena Davies and John Edwards were then called upon to reply to the dis- cussion. In the voting those in favour of the country life had a majority of twenty- seven. After a vote of thanks had been proposed by Jane Eivans, and seconded by Willie Morgan, the meeting was drawn to a close by the singing of the National Anthems. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. INCREASE OF TRAMPS. The fortnightly meeting of the Board was held on Tuesday, when there were pre- sent Mr. P. J. Williams (chairman), presid- J ing; Mr. Evan Lloyd (vice-chairman); Messrs. Wm. Owen, Lledrod Upper; DI. Jenkins, Gwynfil; J. W. Davies, Llan- geitho; D. D. Evans, Llanio; John Davies, Rev. D. M. Davies, Caron Lower; Dd. Davies, Rev T. R. Davies Gorwydd; Wm. Morgan, Nantcwnlle; M. LI. Williams, Ystrad Meurig; John Evans, Llanbadarn: Dl. Jones, Gartheli; Dd. Davies, Doithie; with Mr. Jenkin Lloyd (clerk), Mr. M. Mor- gan (master), and Mr. Rees Rowlands (re- lieving officer). Vagrants. Seventy-four vagrants had been relieved during the past fortnight, a larger number, the Master stated, than had ever before been relieved at the Tregaron Workhouse. A Nuisance. Discussing the case of a pauper, the Rev. D. M. Davies, said there were holes in the house in which the person lived. Mr. Wm. Morgan asked whose fault was that.—The Rev. D. M. Davies, said he was-afraid it was the fault of the Guardians.—The Clerk said there were some half-a-dozen families of tramps coming to the place, and inhabited houses, which wtSre unfit. They came to hawk and to beg and were a regular nuis- ance.—It was agreed that the Inspector should look into the matter of these dwel- lings. Workhouse Clothes. It having been reported that a woman having left the Workhouse and had retained her workhouse clothes, it was agreed that the Clerk should write to the woman ask- ing her to return to the House, or if not to return the clothes. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the R,ural Council was held subsequently, Mr. Wm. Owen, presiding. Grogwynion Road. A letter was received from Mr. J. G. Morris-Davies, of the Hafod estate office, saying he was sorry to hear the Council was not going to proceed with fencing Grog- wynion road. The road was really a dis- grace to the county, and he hoped the Council would re-consider the matter.- No action was taken. Proposed Bridge. A communication was received from the Clerk to the Aberystwyth District Council in regard to the proposed iron bridge over the Wyre. The Aberystwyth Council suggested that the surveyors of both councils should prepare a plan and estimate of the proposed bridge.—The Surveyor was instructed to arrange and confer with the Aberystwyth Council's surveyor. Bronaeron Water. A communication was read from the Local Government Board stating the Board had not received a reply from the Council to a previous letter of the Board in regard to this matter.—On the motion of Mr. D. Davies (Gorwydd), it was agreed that the Clerk write to the landlord to call atten- tion to the state of things.
'I.t:- LL-VNYBOllE It Fishing Society.—Capt. Bertie Davies- Evans, president, presided over a general meeting of this Society held at the Gross Hands Hotel. Eighteen members were present, and the balance sheet, which was produced, proved satisfactory. Obituary.—On Sunday, the death took place of David Davies, lwyn Cottage Deceased formerly farmed Glynmarch, Llall- sawel, one of the largest farms in that dis- trict, but being reduced to poor circum- stances he had to relinquish farming, and seek relief from the funds of the Lampeter Union. On the same day Sarah Jones, Peter's Hill died leaving eight children. Her husband was for many years in service at Dolgader.—On Monday, Dan Hughes, died at Tower Cottage, at the early age of 29 years. LLANYBYTHER COURSING MATCH. To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette." Sir,—The recent coursing match at Llany- byther has brought to hand many remarks on the cowardice and cruelty of coursing in all its forms. We have a Welsh saying: "Ni bydd ddoeth ni ddarlleno" (There is no know- ledge without reading), as so much cruelty is often the result of ignorance as well as thoughtlessness, may I ask you to place before your readers the following extracts bearing on the subject from the able pens of Colonel Lisle Coulson and Lady Florence Dixie; the former a brave fighter against cruelty, a retired army officer of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and a Northum- brian magistrate; the latter a name familiar I to all of us. After reading their remarks the knowledge is ours, we cannot plead ignor- ance, and from the responsibility of that knowledge we cannot escape. Colonel Coulson who takes a broad and liberal view of field sports as a part of the actual life of a nation says:—"Though I was brought up from childhood to regard field sports- in other words the taking of life for plea- sure—as the great aim of existence, there is one form of it that never commended it- self to me, and that is the chasing of hares. I have in my ears now the scream of the first terror stricken hare I ever heard; and in my vision the first beaten hare I ever saw. I have seen it done too often in all its meanness and cowardice; but I have neve participated in the sport so-called. I do not know a more pathetic object than a chashed hare. There is a sort of loneliness about its position that cannot well be de- scribed. Of all creatures that roam the land a hare appears the most timid and defenceless. It has no earth to flee to like a fox, or burrow like a rabbit. It cannot fly or climb. It is peculiarly nervous, and has a weaker heart, perhaps, than any other animal. Hare-hunting has always seemed to me, therefore, to be the acme of cowardice. I was returning from a walk, over out Northumbrian "fells," when a pack of harriers started a hare, which went about in a confused fashion, and was run into by the hounds, but a very few hundred yards from where it had left its I, form." All the while the shouts of the hunters and "music" of the hounds caused the poor little victim intense terror, and when it was killed its death was chronicled with renewed shouts of triumph. I utterly failed to see where the manliness of such a proceeding came in, or why the pursuers should for one moment imagine they had done anythirig praiseworthy. One wonders how thinking men, ay, and cultured ladies (for many that go by that name participate in it), can find a single moment's gratifica- tion in a sport so palpably base in charac- ter. Of the cruelty of coursing, as prac- tised in the brief contests, from the Water- loo Cup" down. there can be no question. But even so stupid a pastime as this has its charms for many people, when. to the zest of seeing a timid animal's life at stake there is added the excitement of betting on the prowess of the dogs." Lady Florence Dixie says: Sport" is horrible. I say it advisedly. I speak with the matured knowledge of one who has seen and taken part in numberless forms of sport in many and varied parts of the world. What more aggravated form of torture is to be found than coursing with greyhounds, the awful terror of the hare depicting itself in the laid back ears, convulsive doubles, and wild starting eyes which seem almost to burst from their sockets in the agony of tension which that piteous struggle for life entails? The hare is such a gentle, in- offensive timid creature, that its torture is peculiarly repulsive and forbidding. I know of no other scream sadder or mo-re pitiful than that of the hunted hare. Its mournful cries proclaim its terror and its agony, and arouse feelings of shame and self reproach in the heart of many a hardened I sportsman—Cessation in killing should come from a moral feeling that we have no right to make a pleasure of it, that it is a pastime alike cowardly and degrading; and that "Ire should not lightly take away that life we cannot give." Where killing is a neces- sity, let it we undertaken as such, and per- formed as mercifully and expeditiously as possible. It is sincerely to be hoped that at Llany- b.yther and elsewhere, any who from ignor- ance and want of thought have taken part in such cruel pastime, wiJI pause before again helping to bring upon any of God's creatures so much unnecessary suffering. "Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful." I am, yours etc., C. POWELL EVANS. Ty Tringad.
THE NEUADDFAWR FOXHOUNDS. The Neuaddfawr Foxhounds will meet on Monday, March 8th at Hafod lom, Llan- fvnvdd, at 10.30 a.m.; Thursday, Mardi 11th, at Llangeitho. at 10.30 a.m.
MACHYNLLEXH Obituary.—The town learns with sorrow that Miss M. Evans, Maengwyn-street, had passed away after a short illness, she suc- cumbed to an attack of pneumonia. She wa endowed with unusual spiritual insight and power of soul-expression. A few years ago, in lhe course of the Revival, she came forward as a strong torce in the religious life of the town, and up to the hour of her death she remained in very close touch with that unseen world into which she has now passed. Post Office -A novel kind of concert was given at the Town Hall on Thursday night when the first part of the programme con- sisted of lime-light lantern views illustrat- ing the various departments of Pest Office work in various parts of the world. Mr. Jones, the postmaster, explained in a very etneirtiainjin,g manner the ci^ifferent slides thrown on the screen. The second part was a musical cne. It is pleasing to find that the entertainment realised a substantial sum for the Post Office Widows' Fund. P.S.E.—The Town hall was again crowded on Saturday night when Mr. J. T. I Humphreys, N.P. Bank, presided over the P.S.E. meeting. Mr. Humphreys expressed a hope that tne unqualified success of these meetings would stimulate the people of Machynlleth to take further steps in the direction of educating and elevating the young people of the town. He hoped that next winter would see established in the town a well-planned course of Evening Con- tinuation School study where young men could read and discuss subjects of every-day .use to them and subjects which would make them better citizens. The first part of the program was enlivened by a sketch by Miss A. Evans (Doll) and Miss Lily Rees; Mr. Ü. Mason and Mr. J. V. Jones-Men's and Women's Rights. After the usual interval for refreshments, Mr. Burbridge took charge of the meeting when he, with the help of the Choral Society of the English Methodist Churc performed portions of the canta ta- The Captive Maid." The orchestra was under the conductorship of Mr. E. Meredith Jones. The large gathering showed in a very marked way how well they enjoyed the treat which was offered to them and how much they appreciated the work of those friends who had gone to so much trouble to prepare for the evening's program. Institute. At the quarterly meeting of the Institute Committee on Friday night the Seceretary was able to submit a very satisfactory report on the work of the quar- ter which was just ending. Over fifty young men have been in the habit of spending their evenings regularly at the Institute, and beyond a doubt the Committee could feel satisfied with the work which had been done this winter. Amongst others, it was decided to thank the proprietor of the Welsh Gazette for the free copy of the paper sent to the Institute from week to week, and to thank Lord Herbert Vane- Tempest, Mr J. D. Rees, M.P., and Mrs. Jones, Cambrian House, for handsome dona- tions to the funds of the Institute. Mr. T. R. Morgan, the treasurer presented a balance sheet showing that the financial state of the Institute was better at the end of this winter quarter than at the end of any previous one. This satisfactory state of things was largely due to the incraased interest which the new regulations had pro-j duced in the active members of the Instil tute, and to the fact that Mr. David Davies M.P., gave the use o fthe room to the com- mittee practically free from rate and rent. St. David's Day.—The Qymreigyddion brought their session to a close on Monday night when forty-five members of the Society met in the Town Hall tocelebrate the feast of the Welsh Patron Saint. Mr. Hugh, Man- chester House, prepared for the inner man with a coffee supper, and the bards-Wnion, loan Ifan (Mr. John Evans, Maengwyn Stores) and Maldwyn regaled the Patriotic Spirit with their poetic flights, and patrio- tic songs were sung by Mr. Tom Powell, Mr Dd. Morgan, and Mr. E. T. Humphreys, accompanied by Miss Jane Jones. In the course of the evening several members of the Society spoke on different subjects. Mr. J. M. Breese and Mr. D. E. R. Griffith on Cymreigyddion Cyfeiliog," Mr. R. Rees J.P. and Mr. David Jones on "Wales and Welsh"; Mr. E. Jones. B.A., B.Se., and Mr. R,. Prys on The Work of the Session" Mr H. Meredith Roberts and Mr. J. T. Humphreys conveyed the thanks of the Society to its officers, referring specially to the Chairman, Mr. Edward Rees, J.P., and the Rev. Wnion Evans, who do the lion's share of the work. Mr. J. Jones (Gwladwr) made a rousing speech in the toast of the "Host and Hostess," and Mr. J. Thomas, chemist, followed him with a clever humor- ous speech. Dr. Rees, Caersws, one of the founders of the Society, was present, and in the course of a highly interesting address,, Dr. Rees urged the Society to preserve, through its more musical members, the old folk-songs of Wales. The only one of the usual toasts proposed was that of the King and Queen, given by Dr. Roberts, Corris. The meeting was brought to a close with a hearty rendering of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." solo being taken by Mr. D. Morgan.
FOOTBALL WELSH AMATEUR CUP. (Fourth Round). ABERYSTWYTH v. LLANIDLOES. Aberystwyth 2 goals. Llanidloes .t. 1 goal. There were several reasons why Aberyst- wyth should beat Llanidloes on Saturday, and one of the most cogent was that the supporters of the black and green have not had a trip abroad this season. Now, however, since their favourites will enter the semi-final, this most desirable things in the eyes of hundreds of Aberystwyth towns- people will be provided for them. It was generally anticipated that Aberystwyth would prove too good for Llanidloes; but one hesitates, after seeing the game, to say what would be the result of the match, bad it been played at Llanidloes. For during the second half the home forwards never gave anyone the slightest ground for hoping that any more goals would be forthcoming. Aberystwyth, and also, as it seems, Llanid- loes as well, took the field without their best men. Tom James, the fast outside right of Aberystwyth, owing to an injury received in an inter-college match was ab- sent, and this necessitated the re-adjust- ment of the whole line, which read from left to right thus:-Wright, R. R. Jones, Jack Jones, Patterson and Bert James. Llanidloes were without Evans and Hughes, at half, and Brenton and Tanner at forward. It would be difficult to find any two sides locally, who can boast of having such cap- able backs as Llanidloes and Aberystwyth, and never were their qualities demonstrated so clearly as on Saturday. Green and Jen- kins, and Watkins and Tom Davies gave a most exhiliarating display, which redeemed the game from the desultoriness which would be associated with it, through the way the Aberystwyth forwards failing to rise to the occasion during the second half. To say that Green did not play so well as against Chester would be incorrect in so far only as thttt he was not extended so much as against that professional team. His kick- ing and also that of his partner. Jenkins, who was in fine form, was magnificent. Which was the better, pair of defenders, it would be hard to judge, for Watkins and Tom Davies. especially the former, impressed everybody with their effective clearances. Never was Watkins, who is well known by the Aber- ystwyth spectators seen in such fine fettle as on Saturday. In the first half; during which the two goals of the home team were scored, the superiority of the black and green" was marked. Patterson, with a stinging shot, scored the first in the open- ing ten minutes of the game. Shortly after this, the same player was presented with almost an open goal, but a slight hesitancy on his part ensured the ball being cleared. The second goal came soon after. The re- feree was in doubt whether to award a goal. but this he did on consulting the linesman. From this to the interval, Llanidloes were kept on the defensive, and their goal very nearly suffered another downfall when one cf their own nlavers sent the ball against the bar. In the second fortv-five, early in which they scored, the Llanidloes quintet had shaken off their lethargy, and played pretty and effective football. while the Aberystwyth line of forwards deteriorated considerably. Individually, however, some of them did smart turns, notably so Bert James who, once before the interval, and also at a later stage of the game, 'tested 1 Roberts, the Llanidloes custodian. with magnificent shots. As against Chester, they were the only weak line, and it is^ inconceivable that the same members shall constitute it in future contests. Wright's centres from near the corner flag were admirable, but the same cannot be said of his efforts in mid-field, his middles being not. oblique enough The display of R. R, Jones, unfortunately, was a repetition of what he gave against Chester, and un- doubtedly he will have to give way to isom& other person. The intermediate line played strenuously. The pick, of course, was Tommy Rees, who in the course of brilliant play throughout the afternoon, made himself doubly conspicuous at on<e time, when, after Roberts having stopped one shot, he cleared smartly from the zone of danger, thus robbing Llanidloes of a certain goal. Both teams had excellent. goal-keepers in the two Roberts'. Of the two it was the Llanidloes Roberts who had the most work to do, which he did credit- ably. The teams were:—Aberystwyth: Hughie Roberts; O. Green, M. Jenkins; W. D. Thomas, Peter Edwards, T. W. Rees; W. WTright, R. n. Jones. Jack Jones. Pat- terson, Bert James. Llanidloes: A. J. Roberts; Bert Watkins, Tom Davies: Nib- blett, Prvce Hamer and Ford; A. Evans, T. Hughes. Charlie Smith, B. Smith, Oswald George. Mr. Townsend, of Newtown, was the referee. SCOTLAND v. WALES. Wales beat Scotland at Wrexham on Monday by three goals to two. Mr Ernie Peake played a<s oeritre-ha-If with Wales, and was described by a Manchester paper as the best of the three halves. L. R. Roose kept goal for the Principality. Mr. Ernie Peake has been selected to play in the forthcoming England v. Wales match, and he is to be warmly congratulated on the progress he is making in the football world. WELSH INTER-COLLEGIA TEl MATCHES. At Bangor on Thursday, before a large. crowd, the students of Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bangor colleges played matches. Tha first to come off was Cardiff against Ban- gor. Bangor opened strongly and within a. quarter of an hour scored three goals. Car- diff revived but their strenuous attempts to gain a point were futile. In the second- half Bangor were again pressing, and from. a rush in front of goal augmented their- score. further play was tame and when. mne was called Bangor had won by 4 goala- to nil. In the afternoon Aberystwyth played Ban- gor and for the first time in three years won. The game was rather disappointing. In the first half Brock placed the only goal for Aberystwyth against his own side. A penalty was awarded Bangor shortly after- wards, but Roberts, the Aberystwyth cus- todian, saved brillialntly, and upon two other occasions effected magnificent saves. Final score—Aberystwyth, 1; Bangor, nil. In the morning Aberystwyth met Bangor at hockey. Both teams were evenly match- ed and although Bangor attacked at the outset they failed to penetrate the defence. Aberystwyth had hard lines on one or two occasions. Just before half-time, J H Evans Aberystwyth's half-back, was injured, and had to leave the field. The game ended in a pointless draw. SClyNE AT CARMARTHEN. VISITING COLLEIGIANS WALK OFF THE FIELD. G. T. Pts. Carmarthen College 2 0 7 Aberystwyth College 0 0 0 This inter-collegiate match was played on the Carmarthen Park on Thursday, the Rev. Professor Parry, principal of the home col- lege, kicking off amidst loud cheers. At the interval there was no score. Soon after resuming, the visitors were penalised in their own 25, and Crapper kicked a beautiful goal. Shandlow afterwards kicked across to Sid Thomas, who dropped another neat goal. This resulted in a scene. Both teams were under the impression that Aberystwyth were off-side. and for the time ceased operations. The referee (Mr W. H. Jones, Llanelly) how- ever, had not blown his whistle, and Shand- low rightly continued with the play. Al- though the visitors greatly resented the referee's decision, they continued to play, but only for a minute, when, before thtt spectators were aware of anything unusual, they were walking en masse off the field. The Rev. Professor Parry rushed on to the enclosure and prevailed upon the Aberyst- « wyth captain to take a sporting view of the matter. The spectators howled out "Play the game." and the players then returned to tie middle of the arena. There was no further scoring.
LLANPIHANGEL, NEAR BORTH. Death of an Octogenarian.—The death occurred on Thursday night. February 18th, of Mr. John Eldwards, tailor, etc., at the advanced age of 83, after a brief illness. Up to a few months ago, no one would take him to be much over seventy, so well he carried his age it was a wonder to see him walking so erect and firm. He lived a moderate life and was able to enjoy it, up to a few weeks of his death. By his re- moval the neighbourhood has lost one of its oldest, best-known, and most respected in- habitant. Although of a quiet disposition, he was a most faithful Liberal and Noncon- formist. He was -a member of Garn C.M. Chapel, but his presence will be chiefly missed at the branch, chapel at Llanfihangel, where he was one of the most regular at- tendants. He was also a faithful member of the Sunday School and though he had given up taking a class, he was always pre* sent. Deceased survived his wife by some seventeen years, and leaves behind him four, childrn: Mrs. James, Tyddyn; Mr. J. T.. Edwards and Mr. R. O. Edwards, London, and Mr. E. Edwards, Penygroes. The burial took place on Tuesday afternoon, February 23rd.. in the Penygarn Cemetery. The Revs. W. Morgan and T. J. Morgan, Garn, and T. Jenkins, Talybont, officiated at the house and graveside. The deceased being so well-known and respected through a large district, a large concourse of friends attended the funeral to pay their last tribute of respect.
LLANDYSSUL. Petty Sessions.—A case of considerablel importance to Councils and farmers came on for hearing at the Petty Sessions last Wednesday, before Messrs. A. H. Jones (in the chair), D. J. Lloyd, Jenkin Jones and James Griffiths. It was the adjourned case of the Llandyssul Rural District. Council against Mr. Wm. Jones, Pantdefaid Farm, who was summoned for refusing to trim hedges along Rhydowen road, and from Carmel chapel. to Blaenciefel. Mr. John Evans (Messrs Evans and Thomas) appeared for the Council, and Mr. Daniel Watkins, Lampeter, defended. The summons with regard to Rhydowen road was, on the ap- plication of Mr. Evans, withdrawn, as a great deal of improvement had been effected. Mr. Evans also asked for costs, but Mr. Watkins objected on the ground that the Court had no power to order payment of costs. The bench upheld the objection.— Evidence in support of the summons deal- ing with Blaencefel road, was given by Messrs. Edw. Thomas, surveyor, Evan Jones, Gwarcwmarch, and D. Thomas, Sgubor, Rhydbweix, both roadman, all of whom testified that the growth was prejudicial to the good condition of the road.—Mr. Evans argued that it was the duty of the farmers to trim the hedges, and that it would be trespass on the part of the District Council if their workmen did the work.—For the defence, Mr. Watkins called Messrs. Wm. Jones (defendant), D C. Jones, Panty- creuddyn, Josiah Jones, auctioneer and D. Jones, Rhydyfene, who gave it as their opinion that the growths caused no obstruc- tion, and said the road was the best in the surveyor's district.-The bench dismissed the summons.—The hearing lasted over four hours. • -fc
VALE OF AERON. Death of Mrs. Davies, Lloydjack.-On Friday afternoon at the age of 69, the death occurred of Mrs. Davies, wife of Mr. David Davies, Lloydjack Farm. She had suffered a long and painful illness. The deceased lady was an admirable business woman, and one of the most highly respected personages in the neighbourhood. She was born at Gwargwraig, Llanybyther. The family be- came tenants of Lloydjack some twenty-two years ago, having previous to that being living at Gelligwenin, Silian. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mr. Davies and the sons and daughters in their bereavement. Interment will be made on Thursday (to- day) at Ystrad.