ABERFFRAW. I On Tuesday week a grand literary meeting was beid at the above plaoe, under the auspices of the I Church Sunday School. Moot of the subjects for competition were open, the rest being confined to the parish; and the Sunday School. Jhe first meet- ing wax held iia the SBuonad g a?Sc-hool o fimt meet- ing was held in tbe Board School at two p.m., and w j s presided over by the Rev. J. Richards, rector of 4L". parIsh, and conducted by the Rev. O. Hughes, curate. The following is the list of the prize win- mra:—Reciting the Lord's Prayer, for children vnder seven: 1, M. J. Jones; 2, Alfred Hughes; 3. Maggie Jones. The Apostles' Creed, for child- ren under nine: 1, Blodwen Hughes; 2, Louisa M. Williams; 3, Ifor Hugbe. Nicene fued, for children under twelve: 1, Tudor O. Hughes. Recitation, "Tynu nyth aderyn" (out of "Perl y Plant"), for children under 13: 1. Maggie Hughes; 2, Blodwen Hughes; 3, L. M. Williams. For reading the song of Deborah (Judges v. 1-17); the prize, which was given by the rector, was divided between Mr W. Parry, Church-street, and JfrR. Jones ;additional prizes were also given by the same to Mr R. Hughes, Bangor-strert, and Mn •June Hughes, Tan'refaiL This meeting concluded with the singing of "Onward, Christian Soldiers." The evenin meeting commenced at 6.30 p.m., but, long b?efre that time the spacious schoolroom 'Was filled. In the unavoidable absence of the ap- pointed president, the Yen. Archdeacon Pryce, M.A., the chair was occupied by the Rev. J. Richards, rector, who, in his openin g speech, ad- vocated the cultivation of sacred music, by taking «p some of the choruses from the "Messian," etc., -end that the aim should not be to prepare merely tor competitions. The conductor was the Rev. 0. Hughes, curate. The following is the list of the prize winners:—Pencil drawing: Mr E. J. Wil- iams, Bangor-srreet. Singing "St. Beuno:' for children under 14: 1, Lizzie M. Williaxas, PenrhLp Isaf; 2, Julia Anne Williams, Bangor-street. Re- citing "A word of counsel" (Mynyddog), for children 'Under 16: l,LiM:e M. WHUams; 2,Maggie Hughes Vtctori?-terrace. For singing "Melody" duet, I!oprall,(> a.ud alto, for those under 16; 1, Julia A. Williams and Maggie Hughes, for sewing patch on linen Miss J. E. Danes, Church-street, "ho returned her prize to the committee. For a imodel of a thached haystack 1, Mr W. Williams, Llewelyn-street. For translating cor- rupted Welsh sentences to pure Welsh: 1, fir W. Roberts, Llangadwaladr. For playing "Llwyn Onn" on the flute Mr W. Oaradog Hughes. For knitting a tie The prize was equally divided "between Miss Hughes, Cbeden, Bryngwran, and Miss Jane Owen, Bangor-street, Aberffraw. For reciting "Destruction of the 'Maiae'" (Qyncnittrd? the prize was awarded to Mr W. Roberts, LlM)g?t? -wal??dr. For rendering "Dowch at. y Ceidwaa% j £ .party of twelve children, under the I ship ut E. J. Williams, tailor, toA the prize. For two verses 'of poetry to the "New street lamp:" 1, Mr 0. Roberts (P.CJ. For the best letter dCHcribing the journey from Aberffraw Cftturch to Lln V--IFL-Y old chnrch the prize was equally .divided between Mr J. Owen, AberSraw, and Mr W. Roberts, Llangadwaladr. The best speech maker was Mi* It. Jones, Church-street, who also took the prize for the poetry to "The Churchyard." For any solo Mr o. Thomas Jones (America) took the prize. For tho best rendering of the tune "Alex- ander," for a party of eight, St. Beuno Party, under the leadership of Mr 0. Owen, was awarded the priae. The piece selected for the chief choral œmpetitiou was "Glory to God" (Mrs Watts Tum?'?. )- Only the Aberffmm4 Choir entered, under ,Ihe 'I,M?,rsh' of Mr O. Owen., and was awarded the prize. rhe accompanists were Miss Williams, Tydifyn Hwrdd, and Mr T. Owen. Adjudicators: -rbe Rvl. J. J. Jones, M.A., Bangor; D. Jones (Odwyn), lilanfacliraet-li; Mr O. Roberts, C.M., TreMrMth; Mr H. Jone«, Ty Mawr; Mrs Owen, Penrhyn and Miss Owen, Llangwyfan. Artiste Miss Maggie Pany (Megan LIXil), Mr O. Owens, Aberffraw, and Llangadwaladr United Male Voice Party. The meeting was the first of the kind held here, and was crowned with success.
AMLWCH. Accident at the Railway Station.—On Thursday evening, in last week, the engine attached to the 7.30 passenger train was thrown off the line in i-on.-enuerce, it is bdieveJ, of st()n hit" ig ,?i I)I,i??e-t ( n metals just under the arch near the station. The engine dragged on for about 200 jards after leaving the rails. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Traffic was suspended for the remainder of the day, and the outgoing post office mails de- layed. Trap Accident. — On Friday afternoon a ery ?irit?ll horse, belonging to Mrs Jones, Ysgellog arm, which was being driven in a trap by her son, bo It?td. Mrs Jones jumped out of the trap, juid sustained serious injury to her head and other parts of her body. She was conveyed in an un- conscious state on the ambulance to Brynhyfryd eurgery, where her wounds were attended to, and 1n a few hours v.as taken to her home. Ragged School.—Tho children of this school were given a treat by Mr Charles K Penny, of Tunbridge lweII!i to cel?braw the Queen's birthday. In T?, course of the proceedings, Mr Penny gave an inter- -tin address. After the singing of a hymn, fol- low, g by loyal and patriotic s(mp, each child was presented with a cup and saucer, a bag of cakes, toys, and sweets. At the close, hearty cheers were given for Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the noble family of Llysdulas, Lord Roberts, Baden-Powell, and the heroic de- fenders of Mufeking. Amongst those present were Mrs Jones, Bryuhyfryd; Miss Cherry Jones, Miss Owendoline Jones, Miss Muriel Jones, Fair View; Mr O. E. Jones. Ty'n'rheol, etc. Twelve new books were also presented to the School Library by Mr Penny,
BKAUMARIS. I School Board.—A meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday, when there were present:—Mr William Griffith (chairman), Mr Evan Thomas, Rev. W. O. Owen, Messrs Hugh Thomas, junr., R. Jones, William Hughes (clerk), and J. T. WiUiams (attend ance ctficer).—The reports of the teachers in the various departments, and of the attendance officer, I were rend and considered satisfactory.—Mr Evan I Thomas was. appointed visitor for the ensuing month. -The Chairman and Vice-chairman submitted a re- port on their visit to St. Paul's School, Bangor, to inspect the system of ventilation adopted in those ■schools. The Whitsim holidays were arranged as usual, as also the giving of prizes.-The Rev. W. G. Owen called attention to the report of the Town Council meeting, by which it was stated that the amount of the precept of this Board was L100 4more than at this time last year, and Councillor Hugh Thomas and the Chairman said that they had explained to the Council that the same was not attributable to the action of the present Board. Royal Anglesey Engineers. The Company of Volunteers from this regiment acoepted for service in South Africa will, we understand, sail from Southampton on the 6th inst., leaving here on the JTeccding evening. Tho officers going out are: Captain F. H. Rawlins, Lieutenants Gonnge Iloyd, and A. L. Stanley. It is to be hoped that the towns- people will arrange to give them such a rousing "send cIT" as was accorded to the section, which pro- ceeded to the front in March.
CARNARVON. Borough Police Court. On Monday, before the Mayor (Alderman W. J. Williams) and ether magis- trates, the licences of the Market Vaults and Angle- sey Hotel ware tran?ferred to William Ellis and ;,)bert Armsden respectively, on the application j of Mr Nee.-On the application of Mr Lloyd ( ,r the licence of the Drum Tavern was temporarily transferred to Miss Morgan; that of the King's Head, on the application of Mr Richard Roberts, Joeing transferred to Thomas Williams. John Owen, charged with being drunk on licensed pre- mises, was lined 5s and costs. Mr J. T. Roberts 1"eprecIlted the defentituit.-For street obstruction, M. Vacaraizie, a chip potato seller, was fined 2s 6d and costs.—Joseph Davies, a Naval Reserve-man, was lined 10s and costs, and William Griffith, Hen- dre-strcet, 2s 61 and costs, for being drunk and disorderly. Michael Owen, Glan'rafon, Llanrug, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. The ddendant !:im"lf did not ■appear, but his son was present (n his behalf. The son complained to the Beui.h that public-houses should not be allowed 1 :■ nippy "n old man 77 )-ears of age. A Magis- trate asked ,heth,?r he had not prom:sed on a ?e- cent occasion to keep his father homo, whereupon the sen replied that he did his bcist, but t was impossible, to keep him. at home uidees he was! put in fetters (laughter). Sergeajit Rowlands, who proved the case, said that he had dene his best to ascertain where the old man got the drink, but had failed. The Son Two or three glasses are enough to make him drunk. A une of 10s and costs was i m, -,e d. The Artillery Volunteer Bund. We understand -that the Artilerv Volunteer Band vnd the Waen- fawr Band, have been amalgamated, thus materi&Uy increasing the strength of the corps. | Ma"isti»tes Differ.-At. the County Magistrates* Court3 on Saturday, before Dr. Taylor Morgan and other magistrates, four youths, ranging in age from ten to fourteen, were charged by the police with pbying game of chance en the highway, the ■defendants having been seen by » constable playing with half-pennies. The boy?, in reply to the Bench, said that they only had a half-penny each, and the winner gained nothing. Mr John Menzies (one of the magistrates) failed to see that any offence had been committed, M there tu 00 proof that fWy i money had passed. Boya would always be boys, and muat play. The Cler* declared that it was a game of chance whether money passed or not, and, consequently, an offence, and he added that frequent complaints were heard about this kind of play among boys. More by way of caution than punishment, the Bench decided to mulct the de- fendants in costs, Mr Menzies stating that he would not take a part in the decision.
CRICCIETH. I URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Council was beld on Saturday evening, when there were present: Mr Thos. Burnell (chairman), Mr R. P. Thomas (vice- chairman), Dr. Livingstone Davies, Messrs J. T. Jonee, O. T. Williams, W. Watkin, W. G. Evans, H. Humphreys, O. E. Palmer, Evan Jones, J. W. Roberts, J. Tobias (deputy-clerk), Morris Williams (surveyor). Land Exchange.-Mr J. T. Jones said he had had a letter that morning from Mr Lawford (Lord Harlech's agent), marked priv, and stating he could do nothing in the matter of land exchange until he had communicated with Lord Harlech.— The Deputy clerk said he had also received a letter from Mr Lawford stating that he could not say Anything definitely until he had seen Lord Harlech, which would probably be some weeks. Personally, he approved of the plan as he under- stood it.On the motion of Mr J. T. Jones, se- conded by Mr Humphreys, it was decided to write to Mr Lawford, asking him, to deal with (he case of Ormsby-terrace as a matter of urgency. Unique Celebrations. The Chairman said that since they last met there had been uDique ceI 'bm- tions at Criccieth in connection W?. ,h t r e birthday of Her Majesty the Queen" and also at the same time general rejoicings and public holiday in con- nection with the ?ef of Mafeking. In the name 01 the inhabitants, he was as £ ed to send a telegram of congratulation to the Queen, who had graciously re I 'led. Since then the following letter ha& been lpdressed to him -Wernddu, 25th May, 1900.— Dear Mr Burnell,-I much regret that I was un- able to attend at yesterday's meeting. I am in- formed that in a speech you made on the occasion you were kind enough to mention my name and those of our three sons now serving their Quee. and country in South Africa. May I, in their name and our own, return you our warmest thanks, and also to those of our friends who so kindly ac. corded their sympathy with your remarks.—Believe me, yours very truly, R. Bracken, major-general." ,me, ya,tirman went on to remark that he wished h.to express his thanks publicly to the committee who rorganised the programme for the day, and so sue- cessfully carried it out. Two members of the Council, z., Mr W. G. Evans and Mr W. Watkin, took very active part in the organisation, and the publio were indebted to them. This was the first oppor- tunity he had of thanking them. At the same time, he had to acknowledge the good services of the Ladies' Committee in providing the tea, which bad given so much satisfaction. In addition, thanks were due to the lifeboatmen and all who took part in the procession.—Mr C. E. Palmer pro- posed that a short record of the proceedings be entered on the minutes, as stated by the chairman. -This was seconded by Dr. Livingstone Davies, and carried unanimously. The Visit of the Government Inspector. The Deputy-clerk reported the visit of General Crozier (Government inspector) on the 4th of May, when he inspected the sea-wall and the land proposed to be dealt with in. the exchange. At present, no report had been received from General Crozier. re ] ?luk Rock Footpath. Mr C. S. Denniss, manager of the Cambrian Railway Company, wrote manair?? was pressing the engineer wi t t7 ?, wroto in connection with the Black Rock footpath, and would report further in a day or two. The Infectious Hospital Oonference.-The DeSuty- clerk read the notice of the meeting of the Joint Committee at Portmadoc on the 18th May in regard to the proposed infectious hospital for the district. I-The Chairman said that Criccieth would have been represented, but it happened, unfortunately, that the Council had another meeting-they had to meet the en neer in a very urgent matter. He did not :h el:c I\:egig:t iliteUrbe tri Council of Criccieth were neglectful in any way.- :Õ.il.;f ,tli:: sh:dl f;lhe y of the conference that Criccieth was isuggeste l as the locale of the ho?pital. ilr J. T. Jones: They do not seem to have invited Pwllheli, but they invited Lleyn.-Dr. Davies said it would greatly assist the representatives if the Council haa some idea what was the feeling of the various Councils in the matter.-The Chairman said he took it that the idea of the conference was to exchange views, and convey them back to the various Councils. Dr. Davies said that, personally, he thought an in- fectious hospital was not required at Criccieth, as they were generally free from cases of infection (hear, hear). Advertising. The De p uty-clerk informed the Council that the Board oDf Valt y -c I er k i* n formed the Co;iiheBod oP'cdk ifx: :l: to advertise in regard to the groynes in the "North Wales Chronicle" and another paper, and he had done so, but required a reso l ution authorising the ::rt;:t.r%e a r::i::t:t M:tJoj¡font: seconded by Mr Palmer, such authority was given. Auditing Burial Board Accounts. Application had been made to the Local Government Board that the accounts of the Joint Burial Board be audited at Criccieth instead of at Pwllheli, and the Local Government Board acceded to the request, provided the Council allowed the audit to take place at the Council's office, and no extra expense incurred.-Mr 0. T. Williams proposed that con- sent be given.-This was secoil ic7 by Mr Watkin, and carriefl. Statistics. The Medical Officer of Health re- ported that in April there were two births and two deaths, but no infectious sickness. The Petition for Station Improvements. With regard to the proposed subway, Mr Dennisll wrote to say that this matter was still under considera- tion by the Cambrian Railway Company, and would write further shortly.-As to the application of the Council to have a covered platform, 'Mr Denniss wrote that the question was receiving the considera- tion of the directors, but he was afraid they would not be able to carry out the suggestion at present. -Ile Chairman: q t is certainly hopefu1.-Hr O. T. Williams: Let us hope there will be a new station altogether. District Councils' Association.-A circular letter was received stating that the annual conference of the Urban District Councils' Association was to be held at Llandudno, and hoping that Criccieth would be represented there.—Mr O. T. Williams observed that it was the first visit of the association to Wales, and he should like to see a good representa- tion, especially as there were questions to be dis- cussed which might be of great importance to them at Criecieth.-Ie was then decided that the Chair- man, the Chairmen of the various committees, and the Clerk should be asked to attend the conference. Improvements Committee. The Improvements Committee recommended that tenders be invited for lighting the public lamps; that more seats be obtained for the district; that Dinas path be im- proved, and that a weed destroyer be purchased for roads and paths.—The report was adopted. Sea-wall Defences. Reports were submitted as to the condition of the sea-wall at Abereistedd, as well as the report of the special committee. Mr Bowen Jones, C.E., had prepared a detailed report, recommending, among other things, the under- pinning of the walI.-Mr J. T. Jones thought a copy of the report should be sent to the Local Govern- ment Board. Mr 0. T. Williams proposed that Mr Bowen's report be referred to the special com- mittee, wboshoulrl report to a special meeting of the Council.—Mr Palmer seconded, and, after some discussion, this was carried. Free Library Plans.—Ground plans of the pro- posed free library, to be built of corrugated iron, were submitted, with a request that the committee be delegated the power of passing the plans, so as to facilitate the work of construction without much delay.-On the motion of Mr O. T. Williams, seconded by Mr J. W. Roberts, the required sanc- tion was given. Outfall Extension.—Mr J. T. Jones moved, in accordance with notice, that the est-ion of the ::t:C:f oft'se be ednfl result of the working of the sewer ventilators had been ascertained.—After some discussion, an amend- ment by Mr 0. T. Williums was passed by seven votes against four to defer the eastern outfall and proceed with the western outfall. The Estimates.-Mr Watkin brought up the esti- mates, and proposed a district rate of 311 lOd in the JE, as recommended by the Finance Committee. They required £885 lis, and they would have a balance for contingencies of £33. Theyl had reason to congratulate themselves, when they compared Criccieth with other watering-places, such as Aber- dovey, Barmouth, and Llandudno, where the rates were respectively 5s lOd, 4s 9d, and 4s 6d in the £ i. When they considered they had to compete with these places, by carrying out improvements, he thought they came out very fairly. In looking round on what they had done, he had no hesita- tion in saying that the rates had been well and judiciously fpent (hear, hear). Among the im- provements contemplated was the planting of trees In the Macs. He wished to strike one word of warning in making their estimates. He was sorry to see last year so many little tinkering jobs adopted without thinking what they were doing. Instead of having the money required, they found they had a deficiency. They should remember that every 4,20 thev spent meant an addition in the rate (hear, hear). He then proposed a rate of 38 lOd in the R.-The Chairman remarked that they were in- debted to Mr Watkin for the trouble he had taken in the matter.—The motion WUI seconded by Air J. Jones, and carried.
GLANOGWEN (Bethesda). Christ Church.—The annual services in connec- tion with Christ Church were held as usual on Ascension My, and as in fonMr years were re- markably well attended. The services commenced with evensong and sermon on Wednesday evening. The service was conducted by the Rev. R. T. Jones, vicar, and the Rev. R. Ll. Headley i). James curate. The lessons were read by the Rev. T. D. James (Chester), who also delivered the sermon. The ohoir gave an effective rendering of the anthem "Llawenychais pan ddywedent wrthyf' (Hywel IdLoes). At eight o'clock on Thursday morning there was a celebration of Holy Communion, and an address to the communicants was given by the Rev. J. W. Roberts, Felinfoel. The ten o'clock service was conducted by the Revs. R. T. Jones and James Davies (Liverpool), the lessons being read by the Revs R. Ll. Headley and Tegid Davies (Gelli). The Rev. T. D. James (Chester) was the preacher. The choir rendered the anthem "Cenwch i'r Arglwydd ganiad newvdd" (Eos Llechyd). Xn the afternoon the Litany was sung by the Rev. D. P. Thomas (Peniserwaon), and the anthem "C??dodd, esgyn- odd fry" (Owain Alaw) was sung by the choir. The sermon was delivered by the ?v. James Davies (Liverpool). At the evening service the sacred edifice was filled to overflowing by a devout congre- gation. The churchwardens had provided addit?ion- al seating accommodation, but every avail- able space was occupied by the time the service commenced. The service was conducted by the Revs. B. Jones, curate of St. Ann's, and J. E. Williams, curate of Maesygroes, the lessons being read by the Revs. James Davies, Liverpool, and W. Morgan, vicar of St. Ann's. Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" was rendered in an effective manner by the choir, and the sermon was pnJached by the Rev. J. W. Roberts, Felinfoel. The ser- vices thrcugout were well attended, and the elo- quent. sermons were listened to with rapt attention. The choir gave most pmiseworthy renderings of the several anthems, and the congregational singing was hearty and effective. In addition to the clergy al- ready named there were also present the Revs. Canon Jones, Llandegai; E. Davies, Uanllechid;- Pierce Jones, Aber; Price Jones, Pentir, etc.
LLANFAIR P.G. .The Queen's Birthday.-On the Queen's birthday the following telegram wao sent by Mr W. Aubrey i!bo:°f% ;eW:tioishI T:rH:: Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, Balmoral,—The scholars and teachers of the Llanfair P.G. National Schools beg to tender to their Sovereign their most: loyal and dutiful congratulations on this birthday. Aubrey Thomas." A reply in the following terms was received by Mr Thomas:—"Buckinghami Palace, May 25th, 1900,-The Private Secretary is commanded to express the thanks of the Queen for the kind message of congratulatiork which you have forwarded to Her Majesty from the Llanfairpwll- gwyngyll National SchooL' Obituary.—The remains of Mr Owen Williams, coal merchant, a very old resident tradesman, were Jast Thursday te Ze7 from Llanfair to the family burial place at Carmel, Llechcynfarwjdd, for inter- ment. The deceased had been aging for some months. He was 81 years of age, and was a very respected parishioner, and a iillf? mber of the Calvimstic Methodist Body. Marquis of Anglesey. On Monday last the Marquis of Anglesey returned, after a long absence, to his Anglesey seat at Plas Newydd. We under- stand there will be great festivities on the occasion of his lordship's 25th birthday on the 15th of June.
MENAI BRIDGE. On Monday evening the Menai Bridge Town Band, under the conductorsftiip of Mr G. W. Senogles, had the honour of playing before the Marquis of Anglesey, and a number of guests, at Plas Newydd. Operatic Cantata.-Under distinguished patron- age a performance of the operatic cantata, entitled "Cinderella and the Prince" (Lindsay Mackay), was given at the New Hall on Tuesday evening. A large audience was present, including the Marquis of Anglesey and several of his guests. The prin- cipals were:—Miss Lilly Dew, R.C.M., Mrs H. 8. Hughes. Miss A. E. Pritchard, Miss M. Hand, Miss M. Hornby, Miss A. Roberts, Mr T. J. Ro- berts (Tegfan), and Mr Llewelyn Roberts, of Ban- go- Cathedral. The accompanists were Miss M. D. Williams and Mr W. A. Thomas, much credit being 'due to the conductor (Mr R. Daron Jones), under whose tuition the chorus was trained. As Cinderella, Miss Lilly Dew was conspicuous with clear enunciation, her solos being snng with feeling and expression. To Mr Tegfan v b:rg ta was allotted the part of the Prince, and he filled it in a praiseworthy mamner. Mr Llewelyn Roberts sus- t. the role of Baron with great success, his rendition of the baritone solos winning for him warm approval. The other characters were also, ably represented. The chorus was characterised with splendid precision, the attack and tone being very praiseworthy. The limelight apparatus was under the direction of Mr E. Hurren Harding, Mus. Bac. The secretaries of the concert, the proceeds of which were in aid of the Church organ fund, were Miss E. R. Jones, Nant..errace, and the Rev. O. B. Williams, Bron Ceris.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. School Attendance at Trawsfynydd. Prior to the meeting of the Board of Guardians, on Tuesday, the School Attendance Committee met, under the presidency of Mr William Jones, Llandecwyn.—Mr Jbhn Stoddart, attendance officer, submitted his report, from which it was seen that the attendance at the schools at Trawsfynydd was far from being satisfactory, owing to several parents neglecting to send their children to school. It was pointed out that the same parents were always being reported, and though warnings were being sent to them but little notice was taken of them, and with the view of reforming matters it was resolved that final. warnings be sent by the clerk, and on receipt.of a report in a fortnight from the attendance officer that summonses be issued against all those who had not improved. It was reported that the attendance at Maentwrog, Llandecwyn, and Llanfair was ex- cellent. Board of Ouardians.-Tl16 fortnightly meeting of the Board was held on Tuesday, Mr John Jones, J.P. (Ynysfor), presiding, and Mr Owen Jones occupying the vice-chair.-About three hours and a half were occupied in going through. the relief lists.-Mr R. M. Greaves wrote regretting his in- ability to attend the Finance Committee owing to an engagement at London.—The Clerk (Mr Thomas Roberts) reported that he had written to the Local Government Board in regard to payments paid to a painter named William Henri, a pauper in the house, who was engaged when discharged to paint in the house, and asking the sanction of the Board to the payments. The Local Government Board, in reply, called attention to article 112 of the Consolidated Orders, pointing out that no pauper should receive compensation for his labour whilst an inmate of the ?ouse, and the payment would have td be dealt with by the district auditor. The man should have been discharged in the first in- stance before being employed. Mr Owen Jones said that when the chairman and he were asked to go and see this man he understood it was distinotly pointed out that the man was to be appointed as an assistant officer, and to be considered as such. The Chairman remarked that he was also of the same op inion.-Mr Cadwaladr Roberts complained generally against the expenses connec d with the house and building, and that the man should have been asked to contribute towards his maintenance m the house. It was stated that the man had given some of his services free, and that the Gu= had benefited bv the service he rendered. n the motion of Mr Morgan Jones, seconded by Mr Wil- liam Jnes, Dr. S. Griffith, Portmadoc, was ap- pointed to represent the Guardians on the court of governors of the Portmadoc County, School. Mrs Casson wrote acknowledging the thanks accorded her for a igift of pictures to the house, and re- gretted her inability to attend the Board's meeting that day.
PORTMADOC. A meeting of quarry proprietors and slate mer- chants was hed on Friday, the proceedings being chants e' on 7,a i?. the ??f:tig to th it 'i'*s private. Certain particulars relating to the con- ference having appeared in a contemporary, it is not unlikely that an official report will ¡: plished. Confirmation. On Friday the Lord bishop held a confirmation service in the parish of Yngeynbaiarn, at St. John's Church. There were 30 candidates—21 from St. John's Church, six from Tremadoc, and three from Ynyscynhaiarn. Obituary.-There was a deep feeling of regret throughout the town on Saturday night, when it became known that Mr William Pritchard, Llwyn Onn, had succumbed to the effects of a chill con- tracted about eleven days previously. The deceased, who was about 60 years of age, was the senior partner in the firm of Pritchard Brothers, ship- brokers. He was a native of Beddgelert, and came here when a young man, and by his industry and devotion to duty succeeded in starting for himself about 33 years ago, his brother Griffith Pritchard being received as a partner at a later period. The deceased was of a quiet and bene- ,ent ,Position, always in sympathy with all charitable mevemente, and held in the highest esteem by all claam. He was a member of the Urban DiItriot Council and chairman of the Finance Committee, a position which he filled with the highest credit to the Council and to himself as a shrewd and careful financier. Out of regard for his memory the flag on the Town Hall was hoisted half-mast. The funeral, which was private, took place at Beddgelert on Thursday. Petty Qnsionx.-These sessions were held on Fri- day, before Mr W. Lowson (in the chair) and Mr Jonathan Davies.—James Browne, hawker, Ban- gor, who wrote admitting the offence, and that it was not convenient for him to attend court, was charged by P.C. Jones (19) with being drunk, and was fined 2s 6d and costs.—-Simon Jones and Morris Roberts, Prenteg, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, and they were each fined 2s 6d and 8s 6d costs. P.S. Jones proved the cases.-Edward Llewelyn, farmer, Cefn Coch Isa, was summoned by the Gam and Penmorfa School Board for em- pIQying children under age. Mr Wm. George pro- secuted, and Mr John Humphreys (Messrs Jones and Jones) defended. Mr George said the defendant was found employing nine children who ought to be at school. The first case taken was th?t of Edward Griffith nine ea rl, of age. Henr y Owen, attend=ce oii?er, .?l the School Bdryhw:: tended the holidays a week in order that the farmers might have the benefit of the children's service in clearing stones off the fields, etc. The Board suffered in consequence of the bad attendance, and they thought the wiser course would be to extend the holidays, and the school was closed from the 12th to the 30th April. On the 10th of May witness met the defendant in one of his fields. There were a number of children there, and among them Edward Griffith. Witness told defendant hb was not acting fair towards the School Board in employing children during school hours, and when the Board had granted extra holidays. Defendant told witness to mind his own business, and gave him two minutes to clear out of the field. As the time was short, witness cleared out at, once (laugh- ter). He also told witness he did not employ the children, but he (witness) heard him tell the chil- dren to go on working. For the defence, Mr Hum- phreys maintained that the employment indicated was not contemplated by the Act. If an offence was committed, it was absolutely so technical that the Bench would. not think of imposing ai fine upon the defendant, who was one of the most respectable farmers of the district, and would never break the law intentionally. Three of the summonses were withdrawn, and the Bench inflictod a fine of Is in each of the remaining six cases without costs.-O. R. Hughes, attendance officer to the Criccieth R. Hu ffoars?, summoned Catherine Thomas for not sending a child of which she was guardian to school, and a fine of 2s 6d was imposed.
I PWLLHELI. At an adjurned meeting of the Board of Guard- At an ad j ourned in e?t'in i oTf Jone? was, n the ians ion Wednesday, Mr J. T. Jones was, on the motion of Mr Griffith Jones, re-elected to repre- sent the Board on the court of governors of the Portmadoc County School. Whit Monday Attraction.—The Foresters' fete, sports and gala, to be held at the Recreation Ground on Whit Monday, promises to be an immense at- traction. De Colmars' aerial bicycle performance is sure to prove highly interesting. Comforts for the cSailors. The St. Peter's Church Ladies' Working Society, who recently con- tributed so handsomely towards providing com- forts for the troops serving in the TranHl"d, have received, through their president, Mra Ro- bert Carreg, Brynhyfryd, from the authorities, a grateful acknowledgment of the second very large instalment of useful articles forwarded by them foi the benefit of the 2nd Battalion Shropshire Re- giment, the first instalment being sent for the use of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. LLEYN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday, Mr Griffith Jones presiding, and Mr 0. G. Jones occupying the vice-chair. Road Expenditure.—The amounts expended on the roads for the month were-Eifionydd district, 297 1? 6d; Lleyn, £ 58 18s 6d. Road Oommittee.-Mr D. H. Davies was elected chairman of the Road Committee, which recom- mended the repair of Rhos and Gors Toads by the District Council; that in respect of five roads at Bryncroes, the road at Penllech be repaired, the committee feeling as to the remaining four that the evidence produced was not clear enough to recommend the Council to undertake the repairs. -On the motion of Mr D. H. Davies, seconded by Mr Robert Jones, the report was adopted.. Penbont, Llangian.—The Clerk (MrR. O. Jones) reported having seen the county surveyor in regard to the road near Penbont, langian, who stated that there was no chance for the county to spend a farthing there. Llaniestyn Parish Council. The Local Govern- ment Board wrote encilosi?jcopy of a letter re- ceived from Llaniestyn Parish Council soliciting the assistance of the Board above with regard to the refusal of the Rural District Council to repair cer- tain roads and footpaths, and the Local Govern- ment Board wished to be furnished with the Coun- cil's observations upon the matter.-Mr J. T. Jones proposed that their clerk write to the Local Govern- ment Board explaining the facts, and that three committees had been visiting the place.—The motion was seconded by Mr Robert Jones (Llanarmon), and carried. Proposed Light Railway to Nevin.—Mr Evan R. Davies appeared before the Council on behalf of a Manchester syndicate to make a formal apliieatiou for the 00. neit, s approval of a scheme of light rail- way from Pwllheli to Nevin. It was three feet gauge. If the company got the order the railway would be completed by the beginning of June next year.—Mr J. T. Iones asked who was the com- pany.—Mr Davies said the company had constructed lighti railways in the Isle of Man, Hyde, and other places.—Replying to further questions Mr Davies said it was intended to carry produce in the morn- ing, between seven and eight o'clock, so that the remaining hours would be available for the eon-, venience of passengers.—The Chairman pointed out that the proposed line was very local, and did not include the surrounding district.—Mr Davies re- marked-that in time the line might be made a cir- cular one. The company had been in conference with the Cambrian Railway Company, and they had come to a thorough understanding, and the Cambrian Railway would work the line and give every facility for transit from their general station, which would be extended to the embankment.—Mr 0. G. Jones proposed "That the Lleyn Rural District Council have heard with satisfaction of the proposal to construct a light railway from Pwllheli to Nevin, and agree to ex- tend t?, ir- supmrt to the scheme subiect to the details thereof: the provisions of the Order gener- ally being satisfactory to them.Mr J. T. Jones seconded.—Mr William Roberts (Llanaelhaiarn) said he objected to the scheme at present as it was not on a scale which would cover the country more generally. They all wanted to go here and there in the district, but it was only sometimes they wanted to go to Nevin (laughter).—Mr Daniel Jones asked how could farmers bring their animals along the road if the railway passed over it. The roaa was dangerous enough now as it was so narrow.- Mr E. R. Davies said that if the Board of Trade or the Light, Railway Commission deemed it neces- sary proper fences would be erected, and the pro- vision would be made for two carts to pass.—The motion was then passed nem. con. Joint Infectious HospitaL-The Chairman gave a short resume of the conference at Portmadoc with reference to the proposed joint hospital, and read *oint h ios t a I a n ,d read a letter from a medical gentleman in Lleyn,who con- sidered that the district was too scattered for the purpose, and that what was wanted was proper nursing. .Resignation.—,The resignation of Dr. Thomas, Nevin, was accepted, and it was decided to accept the fine of Cl. Joint Sanitary Committee. Captain Roberts (Morfa Nefyn) waa elected on the Carnarvonshire Joint Sanitary Committee instead of Dr. Thomas. Sanitation at Treror.—With respect to the com- plaints made by a 3mmittee of the Council as to the unsatisfactory state of the brook at Trevor, Mr George Farren wrote to state that he acquiesced in the opinion expressed by the committee who visited the place.-It was decided to send a copy of the letter to the Parish Council, and to ask if Mr Farren had any scheme which he could suggest to the Council.
IT-WAS B2ISHT S DISEASE. "For years I have been a sufferer from Bright's Disease of the Kidneys, and at times have teen wholly unable to get about in consequence of the distressing pains in my loins and across my back. In the morning 1 have woke up feeling almost as though I had had no rest at all, with a badly-furred tongue, and a horrible tasW in my mouth. I may say that after having needlessly spent a deal of money in obtaining medical advice and medicine from the doctors, in endeavouring to alter my un- fortunate condition, being greatly prejudiced against patent medicines, I was at last prevailed npon to k7 Warner's Safe Cure and Warner's Safe I m, and I can assure you, after having taken only three bottlesr, the effect was marvellous. "I am seventy years of age, and I feel now almost a. young as I did twenty years ago, whereas, pre- vious to the use of Warner's Safe Cure, I thought my time had come and that I was going to die. "I am willing that my testimony should be pirb- lished, as my statement* are true and will bear investigation. MK Read, 36, Muriel-street, Barnsbuiy, London, N,, 17th September, 1899.- Adrt.
￼ ￼ EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE AT CAEKABVON. THE TRAINING OF PUPIL TEACHERS. A large gathering of governors, managers, and lieadmagters of secondary and elementary schooJs in Carnarvonshire took place at Carnarvon On Saturday, the oowision being the holding of a inference, convened by the County Governing Body, to consider the question, of the training- of pupil teacheM. Alderman D. P. Williams (chairman of the County Governing Body) oc- cupied the ahair, and he was supported1 by several members of that body. Communications expressing regret for absence were read from Lady Verney, Miss Eathbone, Mr lirodirick, Principal Reichel, %id Mr Williams (Nevin). In explaining the object of the conference the Chairman said that the training of pupil teachers was brought before the County Governing Body by Principal Roichel some months ago. The matter was discussed at two meetings, and then referred to a committee, which was representa^ 1iv.. of managers and teachers of both secondary and elemental- schools. He. believed that they were all agreed as to the necessity of improve- ment in the education of pupil teachers, both for the sake of the teacher himself and the school (hear, hear). Tliey were also agreed that the present system of tuition was unfair and' cruel to the headmaster as well as the teacher. The headmaster worked hard1 during the day and was then in the evening expected! to teach the pupil teachers, who, -on their pwt, were equally unfit, after the day'f' work, to take up another duty. It was very desirable that the pupil teacher f-hculd be removed from his present narrow groove—(hear, hear)—and1 be allowed to mix a little more freely with those outside his own im- mediate circle. Be did not. agree that the pupil teacher system shQuldJ be done away with, be- cause he had himself noticed1 how necessary it was to cultivate the art of teaching. It- was, he believed, the experience of all who had know- ledge of this subject that the child who had been well trained was so much, better able to impart instruction efficiently than the teacher who had had no suchi training. He, at the same time, was aware that there were objections to the course suggested by the committee, and probably these would be touched upon in the course of that meeting. Mr Burnell (Criccieth) moved1 the following resolution:—"That in the opinion of this meet- ing it is desirable that every candidate for pupil teacher sh>uld, before apprenticeship, have fol- lowed an adequite, course of instruction in a county school and have gained the junior certi- ficate of the Central Welsh Board." He anti- cipated that many School Board members would object to pupil teachers having any instructk*n>1 in the intermediate schools on the ground of ex- uense but to continue an unsatisfactory system iras.a serious waste of public money (hear, hear). He anticipated it. time when it would be very difficult to get pupil teachers. He deprecated the excessive duplicating of schools and adro- cated greater co-operation between the elemen- tiry and the secondary schoo's. Pupil teachers, if they entered intermediate schools at all, ought to remain there for two years, thus dou?? away with the short one-term system upon which so much money was being frittered away. He was convinced that the intermediate schools at pre- sent contained many children whose proper place c,u,ht to be the elementary schools. Mr T. J. Williams (St. Paul's Schml., Bangor), in seconding the resolution, pointed out that ?. resolution did not necessarily imply expense to the authorities of elementary schools it merely emphasised the desirability of cowree of train- ing in intermediate schools. At Bangor, candi- dates were generally token from the intermediate school, and no great difficulty existed in having such candidates even when their education was not paid for. There wero many difficulties in the way of this scheme, and he had never heard them over-estimated. One thing he wished to make clear was that boys and girls who had, ex- perience—imperfect though it be—in the art of teaching, made better teachiers then those who h.d been simply instructed in a school, and brought in as teachers from tho outside (cheers). To make him a good teacher a person must have something mor,1)I than a few weeks in a training college. Mr Ellis (Penffarddelc-n-) said, that the Snow- don District Teachers' Association had had the scheme of the Headmasters' Association under consideration at their meeting that morning, and the resolution they had come to was "That pupil teachers should not be recognised as a pairt of the staff of a school, and that the cost of the two years' training in an intermediate school be borne by the School Boards or the managers of voluntary schoolq. "In answer to a question, Mr Ellis said that the foregoing resolution implied that the selection of candidates should be con- lined to children in the elementary schools. Mr Tegirty (Glasinfryn) was afraid that, if it became absolutely necessary to draw pupil teachers from intermediate schools, the pupil teacher system would fall very flat in some dis- tricts. The Chairman: The resolution proposed to- day only means that on the whole it is desirable that they should be from intermediate schools but I am afraid it would not be always practic- able in country districts. Professor Green (of the normal department of the North Wales University College) supported the resolution on the ground1 generally that to put a boy or a girl, in a secondary school gave him or her what had been called "atmosphere." That was a word which some people derided a good deal, but one which he lay much stress up- on. The secondary schools, on account of their circumstances, had, different traditions and associations from the elementary schools. That, of course, was no fault of the elementary school. but of the wretched national system which our miserable parscimonious Government had in- flicted upon the country it was no reproach up- on the elementary schools1, it was simply inevi- table on account of the condKions of their work. Referring ro what he described as the curious resolution passed by the Snowdon Association he did not think that they could have realised w1 at it implied to themselves. It would shut out pupil teachers who had only had elementary schoo' training, and would destroy the future of the elementary teaching profession. Surely they would open the door and let the appointment of pupil teachers be independent of whether the candidates 'had been in elementary schools or not. Mr Ellis maintained) that the elementary schools ha/1 a certain amount of what had been called "atmosphere" (hear, hear). Professor Green repeated the statement that he meant nothing derogatory to the elementary schoo's, because he was an elementary school boy himself; but his desire was to see the teaching profession improve, and to clooe it would rabher cause it to go backward than forward. Mr Tegarty asked the mover of the resolution whethiT he would accept, the words "as far as practicable" after the word "desirable?" and Mr Burnell signified his willingness. After a few words from the Rev. Father Janes (Carnarvon School Board), Mr Ed-ward Roberts, H.M. Inspector of Schools, asked whctheT the- selection of a can- didate was to take place before he entered the intermediate school or when he arrived at the age of 15 or 16 years! If the former, it would almost imply that School Boards and' school managers wera more or less semi-bound' to pay for his schooling. That could ooly be done by that teacher being recognised under what was (nlled. Article 33. He saw from the scheme drawn out bv the ITeadmisttrW Amociition that he was -al:ed a,pupil teacher probationer. If it wa.3 a probationer Pimply in connection with his stay in tho intermediate school until he was finally adopted at the age of 15 or 16 by the man- agers well and good, but if it was a probationer as understood by the rode he would have to serve half-time as teacher in the school. How would he receive hi3 education between 12 and 16 years of age at the intermediate school 1 There was M doubt th"t it would do a OMMUdate a gret deal of good to Teceive instruction in a county school. He supposed parents would, as in every other profession, pay for that instruction, anil at the end of that course the candidate possess- ing the best aptitude for teaching and if also a brilliant scholar would be selected. Thp. Chairman said that it might be optional to take one course or the other; what the com- mittee had chiefly in view was that a child should not be accepted for service as a teacher until he had obtained the junior certificate. The LLan- heris School Board) did not now take any as teachers unless they had been in art intermediate school for at least two years. Mr Roberts said that he approved1 of the reso- lution. Mr J. Trevor Owen, the headmaster of the Carnarvon Intermediate School, said that it wan a very unlikely thing to secure a boy who had passed the junior certificate after one year's course; but he believed that many of the diffi- culties anticipated in the treatment of the whole subject would' disappear. The Headmasters' A-ssociation hlUllaidi it down as a maxim from which there must be no deviation that for two years a boy must give hi3 undivided attention to his tork in the intermediate schnol-lInv at- tempt at teaching during that period would be fatal to the success of any such scheme as was suggested that day. Ai boy could not learn to teach simultaneously under the age of 16 (hear, hear). Nor did he think that anything less than the certificate of the Central Welsh, Board ought to be accepted1, because it gave a thoroughly good guarantiee of a fair knowledge of elemeaitary and secondary subjects, and it therefore ought to be accepted1 by School Boards and managers as a sufficient warrant that the boy had a firm basis of knowledge upon which his subsequent career might be developed. The resolution, with the slight cliange sug- gested by Mr Tegarty, was agreed Mr J. Trevor Owen moved: —"That no half- time system of instruction of pupil teachers :n county schools shall be deemed satisfactory, un. less it provides for a complete course of lessons in the subjects taken up." He said that he should not lw prepared to countenance any scheme of instruction which did not insist upon a full course of lessons being given, though the number of subjects might be limited- (hear, hear). Miss Mason (headmistress of the Bangor County School' for Girls) seconded, remarking that in her opinion a satisfactory timetable could be arranged to meet the requirements of Mi is claNl of scholars. The resolution was passed. Professor Green moved:—"That, the r'e<t>onsi. bility for the professional instruction of the pupil teachers be left, as heretofore, in the hands of tho managers of the schools in which they serve." The proposer said that he was not in agreement with Mr T. J. Williams's statement that pupil teachers would make the best teachers in the long run in other words a pupil t-eachership was not necessary, for some of the very best students he had ever had—and something like a thousand teachers had passed through his hands—had not been pupil teachers. A great deal might be done with scholars under this scheme if for the two years mentioned they were confined to the olJ- servational part of teaching. Dr. Jones-Morris (Portmadoc), who seconded the resolution, thought that there ought to be centres established where school managers should have a share in the training of pupil teachers. He also called, for more cordial- it.v between the elementary and secondary schools than was the case in many places. Edu- cation in Wales must be considered as a whole, There was, doubtless, a great deal of overlapping, there being many scholars in the intermediate schools who ought to be in the elementary schools. That was ane fault of the present, sys- tern. He thought that the secondary schools ought to be utilised to instruct children who would afterw ards become teachers in the eiement- tarv schools. We wanted to build up a thoroughly national system for Wiles (hear, hear). As to the scheme discussed at that meet- ing he considered it a good one; but he strongly maintained that the schools which demanded the largest amount of attention were those in the rural districts. In Switzerland those schools had the foremost place in the consideration of the authorities, and in Wales the very best teachers ought to bo given to the rural schools. The resolution was carried. The Rev. W. Morgan (St. Ann's) moved "That the Board! of Education be petitioned to admit the syllabus of the Welsh Central Board up to and including the senior certificate examination as an alternative to their pupil teachers' course (except method and technical training)." Mr Morgan was convinced that the pupil teacher would be the gainer by this change, which would take him away from his early surroundings. He considered that the requirement.sof the senior certificate exceeded those of the Queen's scholar- ship examination. Referring to the pupil teacher system, he remaTkedl that, it had done wonderful things in the past, and had produced excellent schoolmasters, nor had the system of payment by results, which practically 8pplied t,o all profession, .Rfibcid tho telVh'¡ng. ,me people decried the system and shouted "Away with it!" but he always suspected those people they were the pepple who had failed to carry out the system with satisfaction. Many of those in whose training he had had a share were men whom he honnuredabove all that he knew, I)e,- cause cf their undoubted ability, their high char- acter, and their iofty conception of duty (hear, hear). However, no system was perfect,an(I the pupil teacher system was regarded as having failed, one reason being that not so many teachers as one could wish were able to enter college. He was afraid that there was some- thing clogging their elementary system of edU- cation. He dii not know what. it was. He ap- pealed to them to pull together for the common good (hear, hear). If it was good for the pupil teacher to be trained to receive the benefits of higher education then he would say that the elementary authorities on the one hand and the intermediate authorities on the other should combine for the sake of the common good1 to see how this could be done. He did not wish to hold up Switzerland against our own little country of Wales. It was fashionable to do so (hear, hear). From enquiries he made in Swit zerland he Hscertained that in that country like in ours, the same difficulty was experienced in I getting children to attend school, and whatever could be said of the system in operation in Swit- zerland onr people were quite as intelligent as they. Mr D. J. Williams (County School, Bethesda), ,iecon d e(I the res, seconded the resolution, and said that they were that day discussing a scheme which had been in force in his district for at least three years. He did not anticipate any difficulty with the Educa- tion Department in bringing about the proposed changes. Mr Tegarty maintained that the resolution was entirely out of place. He ventured to say that n¡.f, half those lire-seiit, knew of the requirements of the Central Board examination. He felt he could not vote for the resolution M, it stood. Professor Green suggested the addition of the woids "under certain restrictions" after "Central Welsh. Board!. These restrictions teould be afterwards defined. Mr Tegarty supported the suggestion. I Th.e Rev. W. Morgan: Why should we re- strict what is already accepted 'nie Chnirmir pointed out that unless the Board of Education accepted the resolution it would necessitate a child submitting Ijimself or herself to the ixamination in the same year, which would be very unfair. Mr Tegarty insisted upon the addition of the words suggested by Professor Green. Further discussion followed, ami Mr D. H. W illiams (County School, Pwllheli) said that he must confess that he did) not understand the purport of the resolution or the amendment (laughter). Mr W. G. Thomas (chairman of the Carnar- von School Board) said that if the meeting passed the resolution with the addition suggested thev were much more likely to get it accepted hy the Bo-ml cf Education. On a division 1he original motion was carried by 20 Tote). against 14. Mr Thompson (Llandudno County School) pro- posed the following resolution:—"That this meeting respectfully requests the Central Welsh Board to represent to the Education Department that the restrictions placed by the department on the recognition of the senior certifit-ate of the Central Welsh Board in lieu of the Queen's Scholarship examination must render this re- i cognition ■virtually inopeirative, and that this meeting is of opinion that the senior certificate, without distinction, as accepted by the Univer- sity of Wales in lieu of the matriculation exami- nation. should be sufficient for the purpose." He said that the present state of things was rather anoma;ous. The matriculation examina- tion of UII" University of W aies covered the ex- amination for the Queen's Scholarship, and the senior certificate examination of the Central Jioard covered the examination for the Univer- xity ot -)ie« matriculation examination but vet: the senior certificate examination of the Central Board did not cover lie examination for the Queen s Scholarship except under circumstaMes when three distinctions were obtained m11'??' ?'?') «e<.?nded the motion. Il' Elh (Pl'nffoTdde:n) moved that the words "in the ?..?0?1 of pupil tethers" be ui.?rted instead of "witly.mt distinctly," hut n division the original motion was carried hy 25 against 17. Mr Ellis then projiosed the resolutions ad- apted at a meeting of eleiiiliittry head toAchcrs, held that morning, viz. that pupil teachers shall not count as a unit of the staff of the ele- mentary school to which they are apprenticed; and that the managers select their own teachers from the elementary sclnxjs, and that the same he sent to the intermediate school for two yeais- at the expense cf the school managers or School Board. The Chairman said that the adoption of these resolutions would have a somewhat far-reachinc effect. Mr King (Bangor) said that hy adopting the resolutions pupil teachers wou]d be admitted to school to lea,rii their business as, teachers and not to supply a cheap staff for the managers. Mr E. Roberts: If that, were granted it would make the training of pupil tcachers at intermedi- ate schools very easy. The Rev. W. Morgan opposed the adoption of the resolution, Mr Bulkeley Price did not think the question was one that could be dealt with that dav. He did not understand it thoroughly and would not. be able to do so withoutjurther discussion. He felt that thev liad had a valuable conference that day, and he hoped that others of a similar char- ?d2r would follow. Theoretically, they had in W.11-eq a verv perfect system of education, but in some parts there was .1 -good deal of friction, and it required some overhauls and amendment. TTiie Chairman felt that the question was out- side what they had, been discussing that, day ("No. no"). Managers of elementary schools mIght to have had notice that the matter wati coming forward, in order that they might be present. He appealed to the teachers not to press the question that day under the circum- s bnees. Mr T. J. Williams srvid that thev had had manager? present at that meeting, but they had gone away. The subject now introduced was brought- forward at a very r-arly stage of the pro- '-cdings. and if the managers took any interest they oucht to have remained (hear, hear). He supported the resolutions proposed, which he considered import,ant. from the point of view of the elementary schools. A great obstacle to the scheme, in his opinion, was the fact that pupil teachers, though attending count; schools, would at tho same time be counted teachers of the primary schools. The Government must pay more money before these resolutions could be nrrrrerlv carried into effect. ;:nd as they had paid before so they ought toipty again. Mr Cledwyn Owen (Pwllhieli) said that he should be g.ad to see a conference of this kind held every year by meane, of which members of educational bodies and teachers could lie brlmgiw into a closer union. That was the very way in which they could hope to secure permanent pro- gress Mr Williams (Pwllheli Schocl) regard- ed the resolutions as very reascn.-ihle, and Mr King (Bangor) pointed out that the majority of School Boonh in England did not count- pupil teachers as part of the teaching staff. After further discussion the resolutions were adopted.
OFF TO THE FETE During the months of May and June the time- honoured custom of holding Festival s in connection, with Rural Sick Benefit Societies still prevails in many parts of this country. The event of tbe annual fete is awaited with considerable interest by the viUager.s, Mid sma l wonder that this is marked :¡I red tetter ¡:I in l¡e annals ¿:I: ;vSnI Ar- cadian life. Lust year a reporter of the Dorset Standard" was deputed to attend the fete at Brad- ford Abbas, a Dorsetshire village near Sherborne, and in the course of his peregrinations among the holiday-makers he had occasion to seek out a young lady, Miss Bessie Tuck by name, residing near the Manor Farm. He found her, u. girl of seventeen, with glowing cheeks and dancing eye. preparing; to proceed to the fete held, but, as lie put a leading question, a momentaiy cloud passed o'er her bright face. "Y es," s he remarked, "for two or three years I have suffered greatly from deficiency of blood and heart comp:aint. In Februaiv I felt very ill, and heart ￼ In Fe b ruat y I fp'it very i)). and as I had not the opportunity of rest to enable me to battle against the affliction, I got rapidly worse and unable to fulfil my household duties. My heart, got so weak that I could hear it thump day and night my appetite left me, and, besides that, a. dreadful sore appeared on my leg. A doctor at- tended me, but I did not recover. I was in a. wretched state, and kept my bed for weeks. I lost the use of my leg, then, and when I got down- stairs, by an effort. I had to use a stick to cro. the room. I was helpless, and so distressed that 1 lay by the fireplace, and said manv a time [ time I wished I could die." "That's quite true, said Mrs Tuck. "I have been mother of thirteen, and she is the youngest, but her father and I thought we should lose her." Miss Tuck then continued, in a more cheerful vein "jt had been told a great deal about Dr. Wil- liams pink pills for pale people by a. friend in Yeovil, and at last I made up my mind to give the pills a trial. I commenced by taking one after each meal, and, as I felt they were doing me good, I gradually increased,the number, feeling still better by doing -so. When I had taken the fiist i ox, I was astonished at the improvement, and so was mother. I took two more boxes, and, besides my leg being quite healed and strong, I ann able to eat and enjoy my food, and feel better than I have ever been before." "Oh, yes, she's quite cured," said Mrs Tuck. "Really, it's wonderful. Why, she's quite a different girl..She'll join in a game or a. romp with any of us." Tint above is no unusual experience. Such cases I as t Itiases where sickly, languid girls, without colour or energy, and weak, nervous men, looking as if they woidd never be very strong, have been transformed by Dr. WiJliams. pink pm-ma. be heard of in every neighbourhood. Xew blood in every dose-that is what they give; and with tliis new blood, which is new life, coursing through the veins, influenza and coughs, which might have been the beginning of consumption, disappear the forti- lied system throws off rheumatism, sciatica, St. Vitus' dance, fits, and other nervous diseases; threatened paralysis is kept at bay and the system learns to utilise its food so that liver sluggishness, indigestion, backache, and the ailments of ladies vanish. To avoid substitutes, wbieh cau do n#) good, bear in mind that it is I)r. Williams' pink pills you want and if dishonest people try to push substitutes upon you, send direct, enclosing price, two shillin and ninepence a box. ov thirteen and ninepence for six boxes, to Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Holborn-viaduct. London. These pills i-re a tonic the only tonic that does not derange digestion.—Advt.
"Weekly Return of Bills of Sale and Failures. "— In the week ending Mav 26th there were 111 bill" o¡ sale registered in Kngland and Wales, an increase oi 41 as compared with the corresponding period last year, and bills of sale re-registered 13, an iD- crease of 9. The receiving orders gazetted number 84, showing an increase of 14, and the number of registered deeds of arrangement was 65, a decrease of 7. In Ireland there were 32 judgments regis- tered, a decrease of 12; bills of sale, S bankrupt- cies gazetted were 1 and the registered deeds of arrangement 7, an increase of 1. The Scotch ie- turns show 17 recorded protests, a decrease of 7, and 16 failures, being a decrease of 13. The totals for the portion of the year to May 26th arc bills of sale registered for Kngland and Wales 2570. ■» decvease of 40; and bills of sale re-registered 228. a deci-ea.se of 1 the receiving orders gazetted num- ber 1770, an increase of 34; and the registered deeds of arrangement 1408, an increase of 24. In Ireland the totals are judgments 1021, a decrease d 178; the bills of sale 101, a decrease of 13; and the bankruptcies gazetted number 76, a decrease of 27 and the registered deeds of arrangement 144, a decrease of 28. In Scotland the tottis are re- corded protests gazetted 309. a decrease of 29, and the failures 602, an increase of 118.—"Stubbs' Week. ly Gazette."