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LLANDDERFEL. PALE HALL WORKMEN'S CLUB.âOn Tuesday evening, January 25th, 1870, the members of the Pale Hall Workmen's Club gave a penny reading in aid of the funds of the British School, Llandderfel. The chair was taken by H. Robertson, Esq., president; and the following was the programme:â Glee-" Nos Gilan" ⢠»â¢?« Songâ" The Death of Nelson" *ri0-«Maelgwyn Vaughan and Meredyth Khys' Messrs^G. Song-" Her bright smile haunts me still" Mr R. Foulkes Readingâ" Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lecture"Mr C. Drinkwater Songâ" Yr Hen Amser Gynt" Mr D. W. J ones. Readingâ" Y Sl.opwr a'i Brentis" Mr Abram Ceunant Trioâ" Fair Flora Decks" Messrs G. Williams and Party Songâ" The Thames Embankment" Mr M. Barlow Readingâ" The Clerk Muggins" Mr T. Ruddy Songâ"The hisve Mother" Mr T. Rogers Quartetteâ" The Farmer is a Gentleman" Messrs G. mlrams and Party Readingâ" The Dead Lighthouse Keeper" Mr S. Bull Song Y Tea" Roberts Readingâ"Y Pin a'r Nodwydd" Messrs E. Lloyd and J Owens Songâ" When this old hat was new" Mr Hugh Roberts {Jleeâ"Sleep, gentle Lady" m r 83 Readingâ" Dafydd a'i was" Mr T. Evans Songâ"A Life on the Ocean Wave" Mr H. T. Thomas Readingâ" M.'iry Queen of Scots" Mr A. Swan 8ongâ" Cymru lan" (with chorus") Mr W. Promt Readingâ"The Bashful Youth" Mr T.Hughes Gleg Yr Glee Class Readingâ" Y Tyiwyth "teg" ⢠â ⢠T?*ILS;,??,l!er's Songâ" Have you seen my Polly" Mr R. M Williams Recitationâ" Bratus's Defence" Mr John Samuels Songâ" Beautiful Isle of the Sea" Mr S. Roberts Readingâ" Cywvdrl y Daran" Mr D. Williams ^leeâ" Awake, iEolian Lyre" Glee Class. Finaleâ" God Save the Queen." PORTMADOC. DOUNTY COURT, MONDAY AND TUESDAY.âBefore Thomas Humphreys, Esq., deputy judge. On the first day there were entered for hearing ninety- three original summonses, one interpleader hearing, and eight commitment hearings on the second day seventy- nine original hearings, and two commitment hearings. The undisputed plaints were heard by Mr John Hum- Phrey Jones, registrar of the court, and the following cases lesine before the deputy judge Claim for Gas.âJohn Roberts, Brynhug, was sued by Mr John Henry Williams, manager of the Gas Company, for the recovery of 13s. 8d. for gas supplied. The claim Was alleged to have been incurred by defendant's wife before marriage. She kept house for her mother, and the gas was supplied to the daughter, and the account kept in Her name. The mother died six years ago, and the account had been contracted within the last three years. In a Year after the death of the mother the household geods Were transferred to a sister-in-law of the defendant, who continued in the occupation of the mother's house.âHis Honour thought that the claim lay against the sister, and directed a nonsuit to be entered. A Refractory Servant.-Thomas Morris was sued by Wm. Owen Thomas to recover 19s. for wages due, and for the value of a pair of shoes detained by defendant. The mother of the plaintiff appeared, explaining his absence by the fact that he was in another situation, and thought it not worth his while to lose a day's wages. He was engaged as servant with the defendant, who is a farmer, for six Sionths at the rate of 30s. The service was entered on May 12th, and on August 6th the plaintiff suddenly Quitted the service because the defendant had given him a good thrashing. In his hurry he had left behind him a Pair of shoes, which had been given to him by the relieving officer, and these were valued at 7s. The defendant Pleaded that the boy had suddenly bolted on July 7th, why or wherefore he was at a loss to know. Since his ab- sence no one had called to demand the wages, and as for the shoes it was through the representations of the de- fendant that plaintiff got them from the guardians of the ljnion. The shoes were found to be much too small for Plaintiff he left them behind in his flight, and defendant handed them over to the relieving officer.âHis Honour said he could know nothing about the real merits of the case in the absence of the plaintiff, and, as he did not choose to attend to support his claim, he must be non- suited. Claim for Money Lent.-John Corbett was sued by Elizabeth Roberts for the recovery of 22, for money lent. The nlaintiff. an aered woman of ninetv. and dependent according to the statement of defendant's wife upon parish relief, upon three occasions lent defendant's wife the sum of £ 2, in amounts of £ 1 and two half sovereigns, receiving interest in the form of a bottle of wine and two ounces of the best tea, defendant being a shopkeeper at Tremadoc. Defendant's wife said that she had only had the two half- sovereigns. For this amount judgment was given, and defendant's wife offered to pay it up in instalments of Is. tnonthly.-His Honour said that as she had it all at once she would have to pay it all at once, and ordered execu- tion in a month. A Building Dispute.-Wm. Roderick Jones, and Thos. Morris, were sued by John Morris to recover 210 13s. 4d. for work done. Mr Griffith Jones Williams was for the defendants.âThe plaintiff said that he had been engaged by the defendants to cut the foundations of a factory they Were building at Croesor. He was engaged for thirteen Weeks and four days at 21 per week. Of this he had been Paid B3 on account, and now sued for the balance.âFor the defence it was contended that the plaintiff had agreed to do the work for Bla but finding that the contract was not likely to prove remunerative he threw it up, and so caused loss and annoyance to the defendants.âRobert Roberts, Evan Davies, and Thomas Roberts (one of the defendants), were called on behalf of the defence, the former witness stating that plaintiff had told him that he ^as engaged to do the work for a lump sum. He also told him that he must give it up, because he could not rcake Wages. -Plaintiff said that this witness had been sent on the work, which proved that no contract could have been entered into.âThe witness said that he was sent by the defendants, and at their expense, because plaintiff was so elow -vith his job.-The Judge thought that the story of the contract was rather doubtful; taking into considera- tion the work which the man had done he should give Judgment for 24, exclusive of the 23 paid. The Tables Turned.-In the case of Wm. M. Davies '0. David Rowland Thomas, which had been referred to arbitration, the award sent in was that the defendant was jtot indebted to plaintiff, but that the plaintiff was indebted to the defendant in the sum of 914 19s. 2d. The award Was signed by Mr David Homfray, and the costs abide the event. GWílym Jones v. Robert Jones.âHugh Gwilym Jones "led Robert Jones, both from Festiniog, for the sum of 28., money lent defendant 0):1 the 28th October last, U r 1 under the following circumstances. Plaintiff said he and several other men from Festiniog were on that day con- victed by the Bench at Penrhyn for poaching, and fined 23 Os. 6d. each. They had engaged Mr Griffith Jones Williams to defend them at two guineas each. Defendant had no money to pay, and plaintiff lent him B3 towards paying the fine and two guineas to pay the solicitor. Defendant afterwards refused to repay him.âJudgment for plaintiff, defendant being ordered to pay in two months. Jones v Owen.âMorris Jones, joiner, Penrhyn, and executor of Richard Ellis, hawker (deceased), sued David Owen, carrier, Beddgelert, for 28, a sum said to have been lent him by the deceased.âDefendant admitted that he had borrowed money of deceased, but said that he had repaid k2. He also pleaded a set-off of £ 4.âJudgment for plaintiff, defendant being ordered to pay 24. Pugh v. Jones. -Hugh Maurice Pugh, druggist, Four Crosses, Blaenau Festiniog, sued Richard Jones, of the same place, for the sum of 27 10s., being damages for re- moving rubbish said to have been thrown by defendant from his own to plaintiff's premises.âJudgment for de- fendant, with costs. LLANDINAM. THE HOLY LAND.âOn Monday evening Mr Davies continued the narrative of his journey to the East. The largest chapel in the village was, as before, crowded to the doors, and for two hours and a half the attention of the audience never for a moment flagged. On this occasion Mr Davies dwelt chiefly on that part of his journey which lay through Palestine, and his account of the present con- dition of the more prominent places mentioned in the Bible was exceedingly interesting, as was also his descrip- tion of the charscter and manners of the people who now live there. Mr Davies was listened to with the greatest attention, and at the close was very warmly cheered. Mr J. Herbert was in the chair, and before the meeting separated votes of thanks were given to Mr Davies and the chairman. MACHYNLLETH. THE SANITARY CONDITION OF THE TOWN. On Saturday a special adjourned meeting of the guardians of the Machynlleth Union was held at the Workhouse, for the purpose of considering the sanitary condition of the town, and devising means to abate the fever which is so prevalent in the town, and has raged for some months. The meeting had its origin in the following memorial, which was laid before the Board of Guardians at a previous meeting:- To the Board of Guardians of the Machynlleth Union. "In consequence of the prevalence of fever in the town of Machynlleth, it was deemed advisable that a meeting of the in- habitants should be called to inspect the sanitary state of the town. Such an inspection was made by the Rev. G. Griffiths, R. Gillart, Esq., one of the guardian-, Hugh Lloyd, Esq medical officer, Mr David Hughes, one of the overseers, and Mr Thomas Morgan, surveyor of highways, who were accompanied by several of the inhabitants of the town. They report the sanitary state of certain localities in the town to be vary unsatisfactory and un- healthy, especially the whnle of the north-west side of the churchyard (with a few exceptions), and other parts of the town, in Maengwyn-street and Pentreheydin-street. And we respect- fully petition the Board to use their most strenuous efforts to abate the existing nuisances, and to take immedate proceedings, as the fever is rapidly increasing.-Machyniletb, Jan. 17,1870." The memorial bore the signatures of the Rev. Geo. Griffiths, rector of Machynlleth, Mr David Evans, overseer, Mr Hugh Lloyd, Union medical officer, Mr Thomas Morgan, surveyor of highways, and Mr Lewis Williams, inspector of nuisances. This memorial was discussed by the Board, and resulted in the issue of the following circular, addressed to the owners of property in Machynlleth 19th January, 1870. Sir,âI am directed by the Board of Guardians to inform you that a memorial was laid before the Board at their meeting to- day, representing the sanitary state of certain localities in the town of Machynlleth as being very unsatisfactory and unhealthy, and urging, owing to the prevalence of fever, which is rapidly increasing, that the most strenuous efforts be used on the part of the Board to abate the existing nuisances. The guardians have decided upon holding an adjourned meeting on the subject specially on Saturday morning next, at eleven o'clock, at the Board-room; and also to meet at ten o'clock at the Clerk's offices, for the purpose of proceeding to make an inspection of the localities in question. You are earnestly requested, as an owner of property in the town, to attend on Saturday at the hours and places above-mentioned.âI am, sir, your obedient servant, "DAVID HOWELL, Clerk." The attendance at the meeting included the Rev. W. G. Davies (who presided), Mr Edward Davies, Dolgradog, deputy- chairman, Mr Richard Gillart, Mr Griffith William Griffiths, Mr John 0, en, Penegoes, guardians; and the followingâthe Rev. George Griffiths, rector of Machynlleth, Mr Sackville Phelps, Mr Joseph Owen Joneq, Vrongoch, Mr W. Pugh, Llanbrynmair (agent for Sir Watkin), Mr David Jones, Unicorn Hotel, Mr Thomas Morgan, Mr Lewis Morris, Mr Thomas Breese, Mr Geo. Parsons, Mr John Davies, Mr Richd. Lloyd, Mr Thomas Morris, Mr Rowland Wood, Mr Edward Jones. Mr Edward Marpole, Mr David Evans; Mr D. Howell, Clerk to the guardians. Dr Lloyd and Dr D. R. Pughe, medical officers of the Union, Mr Lewis Williams, relieving officer and inspector of nuisances, and Mr Thomas, master of the workhouse, Mr EDWARD DAVIES said the meeting had been specially called in order that the guardians might have an opportunity of con- ferring with the owners of property in the town touching its c sanitary condition and possible amelioration, and in order that some measures might be art opted to check the fever. The guardians would be happy to listen to any suggestions which m ght be made, in order to aid them in the matter. Mr GILLART thought it would be better for some of the gentle- men who had that morning visited the localities to which special allusion had been made in the memorial which had been pre- sented to the guardians, to say what they thought would be the best plan to adopt. There were but four guareians present, and it would be preferable, perhaps, to those gentlemen that they should sit as listeners, and not as sneakers. Mr SACKVILLE PHELPS said the exigencies of the case required that matters should be pursued with no niggardly hand, and that no delay should be permitted or sanctioned by those havins charge of the health of the town. It was a case of life and death to the poorer inhabitants of the town, and the guardians should at once take action in the matter. In his opinion they must first engage the services of some thoroughly competent engineer to take the work in hand, ascertain what fall would be required for ft system of drainage, report upon the cost and necessary works, and lay the result of his enquiries before a future meeting. The first necessary was the fall, and then going from the fall up to the town, he would have covered stone drains or pipes. It would be requisite, also, that all the present inequalities in the surface of the roads and footpaths should be levelled, and not allowed to remain as receptacles for all kinds of filth, as they at present were. It seemed to him that they wou d have to apply to the owners of the tramway for permission to avail themselves of the ditch they had, and make one upon the other side, and then drains might be run up into the town. If there was an old man of the drainage of the town in existence, reference to it would greatly facilitate their labour, but as far as he could learn, no one knew where the drains lav. Mr TIIOMAS MORGAN-I know them all very well. Rir PHELPS continued that there was a further important adjunct to the health of the town to be taken into their earnest consideration, and that was the water which was U9ed tor drink- *?⢠PurPoses* The soil was a porous, gravelly soil, through which sewage and offensive matter very easily percolated. In ^present state of things one had not the remotest idea wliat stuff he was drinking, and if an analysis was made of the drinking water of the town, many of them would be greatly surprised to know what nasty, poisonous liquid they were in the habit of im- bibing. To the impure state of the water, as well as the filthy state of the drainage, the fever was traceable, and he would suggest that the water be analysed. There was another fact connected with the water supply of the town to which he would briefly refer. Some years ago, when he first came to reside in Machynlleth, a chimney of the honse in which he was lodging took fire, and there was imminent danger, from the scanty supply of water thru available, of the houso being burnt down. This defect in the water supply had never been remedied, and what, he would ask, was to preveut the whole town from being destroyed by fire owing to the want of water? Within a short distance of the town there was a good supply of water which might be rendered available, and by the old dog kennels of Lord Vane's there was every facility for constructing a pond, which might be used for the purposes of the town, and would be a great accessory to the he iltli of the inhabitants by giving them a good supply of pure drinking water, as well as being available for flushing the drains when occasion should require. Mr HOWELL was not aware of the existence of any map of the present drainage of the town, With regard to the cost, and how it was to be met, that question could be settled when it was deci- sively determined what action they would take. The prelimi- nary expense would be but trifling, and might be met by a voluntary subscription from the parties interested. *i G' GRIITITns said he tad been given to understand that the law was elastic enough to allow them to levy a rate upon themselves, without calling in force the provisions of the Board of Health Act. Mr HOWELL said it depended very much upon what they required to do with the rate. The Board of Guardians had verv large powers, but it was difficult for him to say what they could do in the matter until he knew all that they purposed doing. He was strongly of opinion that it was advisable to endeavour to cairy out the work by means of their existing powers. If they could do so it would be much cheaper, and they would be more likely to carry the town with them than if they had a new n S they would find was very expensive machinery. The Rev. G. GRIFFITHS said that if the necessary work could be done without the establishment of a Local Board of Health, he would be very g!ad; and the present question was, how far the Board of Guardians could act without coming under the pro- vi ions of the Local Government Act. The suggestions which Mr Phelps had made were these-first, that they should endea- vour to construct a regular and comp'ete system of main drain- age, and then that it was very desirable and necessary that a good supply of water should be brought to the upper part of the town, in order to flush the drains. In these suggestions he fully concurred. Then came the further question as to the drinking qualities of the water. It was stated that probably the water of the town was strongly impregnated with poisonous, noisome matter, owing to the imnerfect anil of drainage. If this fact was correct, the question was a most serious and important one, and as such should at once be investi- 94ted. But then the question arose, how was the expense to be met? thev must, in the first place, decide upon ? iln⢠intended to carry out, which would greatly depend upon the enquiry made by the professional gentleman whose services would be called into requisition. I conversation Mr EDWARD DAVIFS moved that Mi bzlumper of Aberystwyth, be called in to report upon tho drainage, ad thathe attend an adjourned meeting, to be held on the following Wednesday at ten o'clock. This was seconded by Mr GILLART, and carried. Mr J. O. JONES said the preliminaries to a complete system of drainage would of necessity occupy much t-me l'The wag in a very bad a»,d very filthy condition, and he asked that the guaruians should forthwith adopt stringent measures for the removal of the existing nuisunces. Mr DAVIES said the guardians had this matter already under their serious consideration, and that the question would be dealt with without further delay. Mr GILLART r. marked that he had intended to introduce the subject, and thought Mr Lewis Williams, the present inspector of nuisances, should have a competent assistant appointed to aid him in ridding the town of the existing nuisances. Mr DAVIES said that the subject called fr.,r immediate and s'renuous action. Mr Lewis Wil iams had made his report, and had stated that Machynlleth was the dirtiest town that had ever come under his notice. Mr Williams hnd also stated that he could not find time to attend to the double duties of relieving officer and inspector of nuisances, and he (Mr Davies) thought the Board should at once take steps towards the appointment of a thoroughly competent man, who would be able to devote the whole of his time in the discharge of the duties pertaining to the office. The Rev. G. GRIFFITHS thought that the owners of property should be compelled to providn proper convenience-" for their tenants. Places had come under his notice in which the occu- piers of no less than eight houses used a single privy, the stench from which was quite unbearable. Mr T. MORGAN knew of a row of houses in which the proportion of privirg was one to every eighteen houses. The houses, again, were so huddled together, and built in such a manner, that the ventil -tion was lamentably defective. Mi PRELPS asked how the Board cnuld expect the inspector of nuisances to discharge bin duties fully and faithfully, when his salary was but two guineas a-year. He thought that a thoroughly competent official should be appointed at a fair salary. The Rev. W. G. DAVIES said that in all nuisances which had come under the attention of the Board, the Board had taken the necessary steps for their abatement, and that persons had been summoned before the magistrates for permitting nuisances to e;xist,on their premises and property. Mr GiiiiRT moved that the Clerk take the necessary steps for the appointment of an inspector of nui-ances for the town and liberties of Machynlleth; the salary to be igl per week, ⢠» I -.1 J i: â¢â¢ â¢< I f J â¢; ..T J :⢠'.1 Jji' ,il S '<â â ' 1 '⢠i i '.S. â ' 'â This 'Was -eecotifleft by Mr OWES, and carried. Instructions weke also given to the Clerk to have distributed a namber of precautionary" notices in cases of leveri. and to give orders tbatper!Eons permitting the existenee of nuisances in or about their bofrses would be prosecuted. Tha meeting was then adjourned uutil the following Wednes- day at ten o'clock. BALA. MARRIAGE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE CAL- VINISTIC METHODIST COLLEGE. On Friday evening, the 21st inst., Mrs Edwards enter- tained the students and some friends in the lecture room of the college. Dr Edwards was present, and the following ladies presided at the tea trays :âMrs Edwards, Miss Edwards, and Miss E. E. Edwards, The College, Miss Charles, Aberystwyth, Mrs T. Charles Edwards and Miss Elias, Liverpool, Miss Parry and Miss S. E. Parry, The College, Mrs J. Evans, Bala, &c. The tables were hand- somely laid out, and the repast was most excellent. After a short interval for clearing the tables, an interesting meeting was held. Mr G. Ellis, assistant tutor, was voted to the chair, and in a brief speech said the chief object of the meeting was to express their best wishes for the wel- fare and happiness of the bride and bridegroom, Mr and Mrs W. D. Lewis. (Cheers.) They were all much at- tached to Mrs Lewis as Miss Edwards, and though she was snatched away by Mr Lewis, the memory of her generosity and kindness to them all was indelible. (Cheers.) A poetical address by Mr R. A. Williams, in Welsh, followed, and a song by Mr Lewis, British School, the company joining in the chorus.âMr LEWIS, Bangor, addressed the meeting, and said that the students felt the greatest interest in the proceedings of yesterday. There was a close and intimate connection between Dr Edwards, Mrs Edwards, and the family, and the young men of the college, who, coming to Bala as strangers, were met by the family with paternal care and kindness, directing them to those principles of right and truth which should govern them in all their actions. Great attention was paid to their mental culture and moral improvement, and, receiving so much good, it was natural for them to sym- pathize deeply with the family, in the present joyful event. (Cheers.) And more especially did they unite in the most hearty wishes for the happiness of the bride, who had always behaved in the most generous, kind, and courteous manner to all of them. Might joy and prosperity follow her and Mr Lewis all the days of their life. (Cheers.) Mr LEWIS was well known to them all, had been studying at the college, and was an acceptable and eloquent minister in the denomination; and though he had snatched Miss Edwards from amon» them, there was another very worthy lady to assume the title. (Cheers.)âMr T. P. LEWIS, on behalf of his brother and the bride, responded, and thanked them for their good wishes.âMr W. R. EVANS said two things endeared Miss Edwards to them; her personal worth and her great kindness. There was no closer union in any college between the professors and the students than here. They felt the greatest concern for the health of the professors and their families, and sincerely desired their welfare. It was most valuable to them all to come in contact with great men and with minds like those of Dr Edwards and Mr Parry, which effected a gradual moulding of their minds and characters. It was to Dr Edwards to a great extent that they were indebted for the establishment of this institution, and they could congratulate him and Mr Parry upon the prosperous condition of the college. They deeply sympathised with Mr Parry in his affliction, and hoped for his speedy recovery. They had received the greatest kindness from Mrs Edwards and Mrs Parry and their families, and the feast which they enjoy was only another proof of the constant goodness of these ladies. (Cheers.)âDr EDWARDS returned his sincere thanks for the kindness manifested yesterday and to-day, which he did not deserve and coul 1 not repay. He had simply done his duty to some degree. Mr Charles of Aberystwyth was entitled to a share of the credit for starting this insti- tution, and from the success which followed their efforts against much discouragement and opposition. He hoped they would take courage, and venture a little in doing good. Though the prospect might not at the time be favourable, they must trust in Providence. In conclusion he said that he felt most grateful for the kindness they expressed to his wife, himself, and the family.âMr T. P. Lewis gave a song.âMr J. ROBERTS, Corris, delivered an interesting address on the relation of the students to the inhabitants of Bala."âMr EVAN JONES, Bala, de- livered an eloquent speech on the same subject.âA poetic effusion by Mr Evan Davies (in Welsh) followed.âMr ROBERTS, Earlstovvn, proposed, Mr JACOB JONES seconded, and it was carried unanimously That the grateful thanks of this meeting be given to Mrs Edwards, the Misses Edwards, and the ladies who assisted at the enter- tainment."âMr LLEWELYN EDWARDS replied on behalf of the ladies.âAfter a song by Mr Lewis, a vote of thanks, upon the motion of Mr EVANS, seconded by Mr J. R. JONES, was passed to the Chairman, and the meeting separated. TOWYN. CHAPEL OF EASE.âThe foundation stone of a kind of chapel of ease was laid without any ceremony on Friday week, the 21st instant, near a place called Rhos Cefn, in the parish of Llangelynin. The movement is under the management of D. E. Kirkby, Esq., Llanfendigaid, and M. T. Pugh, Esq., Cefncamberth, who, we understand, contribute a large sum towards the building. The Bangor Diocesan Church Extension Society also contributed. The service will be conducted by a lay scripture reader, who has already commenced duty in visiting the inhabitants of this extensive neighbourhood. CONCERT.âOn Thursday week, the 20th instant, a con- cert was given in the National School, for the farewell benefit of Mr J. E. Jones, an amateur comic vocalist of no mean ability. A very large and fashionable audience assembled. Mr M. T. Pugh, Cefncamberth, presided, and in his opening remarks said they had all met together as a token of respect and esteem for a young man who had been some time among them, and by his conduct, energy, and ability, had won the respect of all classes. At my age of eighty, said Mr Pugh, had I not the cause so much at heart, I should have been at home at my own fireside. I do not think since he has been here that he has made a single enemy; however, I will not detain you any longer with my remarks, but proceed at once to business, as I have a very long programme before me to be gone through.âThe ladies ana gentlemen who took part in the proceedings are mentioned below. Piano Duet, March of the Men of Harlech Misses Kate and Polly Kirkby Song, "Bonbeddwr o'r Bala. "Mr H. J. Pughe Solo Miss M. Daniel Duet, "Awelon Eryri"Messrs Daniel Hughes and E. Evans Song," Far away" .Miss M. Rouse, Encored, and gave Her bright smile haunts me still." Song, "The Twin Brothers" Mr J. E. Jones Song, Kitty Carew (encored) Miss Morgan Song, "The Bashful Man". Mr Edwin Jones Solo, "Hen Fryniau fyNgwlad" Miss A. Williams, Encored, when she gave, Do they miss me at home ?" Song and Chorus, "Gweno Fwyn "Daniel Hughes and party Song, Home they brought her warrior dead "Miss L. C. Hill Song, with banjo accompaniment, If I had a donkey" Mr H. Green, which fairly convulsed the audience with laughter. Concertina Solo Mr A. Scott Solo (Welsh) Mr E. Evans Comic Song (in character)," The Railway Porter" Mr J. E. Jones Piano Duet, Cameronians" Miss Hill and Miss Hunt Song, Can yr arian Mr H. J. Pughe Duet (comic), Mr and Mrs Wright"Miss L. C. and Mr J. Hill Song, Y mud a'r bythar 11 Miss M. Daniel Song, My old friend John" Mr J. E. Jones Duet, The Gipsy Countess" (encored) .Misses Daniel and Williams Solo, I cannot mind my wheel" Miss Kate Jones Duet, Fel awe! yn y coed" Messrs D. Hughes and E. Evans Song and Chorus, Annie Lisle Master A. Scott Comic Song, The Gaslight Swell"Mr H. J. Pughe Song, Shells of the ocean Miss Rouse Song, Katey dear (with banjo accompaniment..) Mr H. Green Song, "Cloud and Sunshine .Miss Morgans Song and Chorus, Can y bethma" Mr Daniel Hushes Comic Song (in character), The Artful Dodger"MrJ. E.Jones, Encored, anl he gave When I am far away." Fiziale. God save the Queen." The concert was m every respect a success. The per- formers acquitted themselves admirably, and the pieces were exceedingly well rendered. We cannot speak too highly of the taste and talent displayed on this occa- sion, all they performed being applauded to the echo. Mr J. E. Jones, in reply to the chairman's address, re- turned thanks in a short but appropriate speech. A vote of thanks to the chairman for the able manner in which he had filled the chair, moved by Mr John Scott, Morfa Farm, and seconded by Mr W. Scott, engineer, brought to a close one of the most agreeable entertainments given in this neighbourhood for a long period. From a Cor- respondent. DOLGELLEY. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25TH.âBefore R. Meredyth Richards, Esq., Lewis Williams, Esq., and Colonel Bunbury, C.B. Larceny. -Richard Guthridge was charged with stealing a pair of trousers belonging to Hugh Evans, atLlanegryn, on the 20th inst.- Margaret Evans said: I washed a pair of trousers on Thursday last, and put -them out to dry on the garden hedge on the evening of the same day. I found that I had lost them on Friday evening. The trousers belonged to my husband, Hugh Evani;P.C. Metcalfe said: I am stationed at Towyn. I apprehended the prisoner at Aberystwyth on Saturday night. -The prisoner was wearing the trousers produced. I charged him with stealing them from Llanegryn, and said You have cut a piece of its lower part off." He said Yes I did so; they were too long for me."âMargaret Evans identified the trousers and said she saw the prisoner at her door on Thursday night.âPrisoner said he was guilty of stealing the trousers. -Inspector Jones said that prisoner had been convicted a fortnight previously of vagrancy; and he had only been discharged from gaol a day or two before this offence was committed.âSentenced to be imprisoned for two calendar months. Breach of the Salmon Act.-David Roberts, joiner, of Dolgalley was charged with a breach of the Salmon Act, on the 9th of January instant--Lewis Davies said I am a river watcher on the river Wnion. I saw David Roberts on Sunday, the 9th inst., on the side of the river Wnion, near Dolserauâthere were four other men with him- it was about twelve o'clock at noon. He was walking on the side of the river looking into the water, near the spawning bed. I followed them as far as Geulan Goch, near Bontnewydd. I saw David Roberts cutting a piece off the fence, and fastening a spear head to it. He then took off his shoes and coat, and went into the river.âFined 25, and costs in default, six weeks' imprisonment.âThe money was paid. Wilful Damage.âEvan Evans, a lad ten years of age, was charged by Mr Lewis Evans, of Garthyfog, with wil- fully damaging the hedges on his property.âLewis Evans said I live at Garthyfog, near Capel Sion, Arthog. I saw defendant on December 21st making gaps in the hedge on my land. -The Chairman said that it was evidently the fault of the mother in not looking properly after her chil- dren, but such mischief must somehow be stoppedâthe only difficulty was to know how to deal with such a young child. They would now dismiss the case, but if any further trespass was made let the children be summoned at once, and the Bench would deal with the mother. Drunk and Riotous. -John Jones, of Pandyrodyn, alias Jack Bebb, was charged with being drunk and riotous at "_a- i-.f ⢠i :.li Dolgelleyon the 18th iiist. --P.C. Charles Ashton said: On the night of the 18th inst. I saw John Jones in Eldon- square, drunk, and fighting with another man.âRobert Griffith, labourer, of Dolgelley, was also charged for the same offence, being the party fighting with John Jones.â John Jones being an old offender, this being the tenth con- viction, was sentenced to be imprisoned for seven days, without a fine.âRobert Griffith, this being his first of- fence, was fined 5s., and costs; in default, seven days' im- prisonment, a week being allowed him to pay. Breach of the Petroleum Act. -Thomas Roberts, iron- monger, &c., Dolgelley, was charged by Supt. O. Hughes with two offences under this Act. -Defendant was charged under the 5th section for selling petroleum above proof.â Mr Hughes called Anne Evans, who said I live at Bala. I bought, on the day of the quarter sessions, at Dolgelley, at the shop of Mr Thomas Roberts, a pint of something. I don't remember the name. Mr Hughes, the inspector, sent me there. I arot a pint there. I asked how much it cost. He said 5d. I left the bottle on the counter, and went to the door and called Mr Hughes, who came in and took possession of the bottle. I had the bottle from Mr Hughes.âSupt. O. Hughes said: I am inspector of weights and measures for this county. I sent last witness first to defendant's premises on the 5th inst., and gave her the bottle now produced. I went in and found this bottle on Mr Roberts's counter with a pint of benzoline oil. I tested a quantity of it according to Act of Parliament, and it gives off an inflammable vapour at below a hundred degrees, without applying any heat whatever to it.-Anne Evans, recalled, said I asked the price of the pint, and Mr Roberts told me it was 5d. I had never been in Dol- gelley before, and was a perfect stranger to him.âMr Roberts was next charged under section 4th, with having unlawfully, and without a licence, kept a quantity of petroleum oil otherwise than for private use.âSupt. O. Hughes said: On the 5th of January 1 went into his shop, and in company with Inspector Jones into his warehouse. In a loft in his warehouse I saw four tin cans, in whicn I found upwards of three gallons. I tested the contents, and found they gave off vapour under a hundred degrees. He has no licence to keep it.âThe Chairman said that this being the first offence, although defendant was liable to a penalty of 25 in this case, the fine would be 22 10s.; and for the storeage, although liable to .£"20, the fine in this case would be 25, and the oil must be seized and destroyed at once.âThe fine and costs were paid. LLANGOLLEN. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY (Jan. 25.)-Before Lieu- tenant-Colonel Tottenham, J. Price, Esq., J. R. Barnes, Esq., Colonel Blackwood Price, Corbet Yale, Esq., and C. W. Tottenham, Esq. AssauU in a Pit.-John Hunter, a gaffer' in a coal pit, was charged with assaulting a little boy named Evan Roberts, aged eleven.âEvan Roberts said that Mr Hunter thrashed him when he was in the tub until Thomas Jones came and stopped him. Defendant hit him until he was so bad that he could not stand up, and even then he was sore. He had done nothing wrong that he knew of.âThomas Jones, a collier, who interfered to stop the thrashing, corroborated the above.âAnn Roberts, the boy's mother, said that when he came home that night there were nine or ten marks on him, and one leg was swollen. There was no blood.âDefendant said that the boy had left his work too soon on a previous day, and that being the first time for him to see him after his misbehaviour, he had thrashed him. He had about sixty boys in the pit under him, and was obliged to be strict with them. This boy had left his work too soon, and thereby caused a loss to the firm, as other men were obliged to give up work. He called-James Edwards, who said he was present during the thrashing. The boy on a pre- vious day had refused to give him any more than twenty butties, though his time was not up. He told the 'gager,' and on the Friday the 'gaffer' saw the boy hiding in a tub, and said, Is it him?" and 'leathered' him. The boy said he would not do so again, and went off to his work.â E. Williams said that the blows struck could not have been very heavy, as the place where they stood was very confined. He thought that Mr Hunter gave the lad one good cut, and that was the last one. âDefendant said that the men sometimes encouraged the boys to leave off earlier, and that he was obliged to be strict.âThe Chair- man said that the Bench considered the defendant had no right whatever to punish the child for misbehaviour in such a manner, and that, as it had not been shown that the father had given him permission to thrash the child for wrongdoing, he had done what was iRegaL-Fined 91, and costs. CEMMAES ROAD. TESTIMONIAL.âA meeting was held at the Dovey Hotel, Cemmaes, on Monday, the 17th instant, to present Mr R. E. Allen, stationmaster, with a testimonial, on his leaving Cemmaes Road station for Llanfyllin station. Mr David Evans, draper, presided, and presented Mr Allen with the testimonial, which consisted of a gold watch, value JS15 15s. Letters were read from Sir Edmund Buckley, Mr J. W. Wilcocks, Q.C., Rev. W. G. Davies, rector, and others, expressing their approval of the object and en- closing their subscriptions towards it. Mr Allen, in suit- able terms, returned thanks to the chairman for the kind manner in which he had presented the testimonial, and to all for subscribing, and for the kindness they had shewn him during his stay at Cemmaes Road.


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