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LOC A-L AND DISTRICT NEWS. SUMMER ASSIZES..—Mr Justice Stephen will take the South Wales circuit,and Mr Justice Denman that of North Wales, Civil and criminal business will be taken. EXCURSION.—About two hundred excursionists were conveyed here on Wednesday by the Manchester and Milford Bail-way Company. The day was fine, and the excursionists greatly enjoyed the treat. THE NEW MEMEER FOR DENBIGHSHIRE.—In the House of Commons on Monday evening, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (introduced by Sir S. North- cote and Mr Baikes) took the oath and his seat for Denbighshire.. The hon. haronet was loudly cheered from the Conservative benches. TREAT.—Mr John James, mayor, entertained the scholars at the board school to tea yesterday (Friday) afternoon in his large hall, Terrace-road. Mr George A. Hoffman, North-parade, baker and confectioner, was commissioned to make about 600 lbs of cake and a large quantity of bread for the occasion. TOWN CouNdL.—A meeting of the council was held on Tuesday for the purpose of signing a rate, when there were present—Mr John James, mayor, Aldermen Philip Williams and Peter Jones, Council- lors George Green, Richard James, C, M. Williams, D. P. Richards, and W. H. Palmer. THE TOWN BAND.—We understand that the Mayor and others are interesting themselves in the laudable and commendable effort to endeavour to se- cure increased support for the excellent town band, which Mr Elcock has brought into the town this season. Promenade concerts will be held, and the council will also be asked to make a grant from the public funds. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the petty sessions, on Wed- nesday, before Mr John James, mayor, Dr. Rice Williams, and Mr Richard James, there were only two school board cases, in which Mr D. Lloyd, attendance ofiiccr, summoned John Francis, Port- land-street, and William Price, Portland-lane, with neglecting to send their two children to school. The cases were adjourned. OBITUARY.—Many of our readers will learn with regret of the death of Mrs Jones, wife of the Rev Evan Jones, vicar of the Welsh church in London. The sad event took place on Friday week at 48, Well- street, Hackney. The deceased, as well as her hus- band, was well known in this neighbourhood, where she usually spent some portion of the summer months in company with Mr Jones, who is, we be- lieve, a native of Talybont. THE RETIREMENT OF JUDGE B. T. WILLIAMS. —Mr Registrar Home, of Swansea, has received from the Lord Chancellor an official notification of the resignation, through illness, of Mr B. T. Williams, Q.C., of'the county court judgeship of Glamorgan and Breconshire. His lordship had also signified his ac- ceptance of the resignation, and his approval of Mi- Benson, of the South Wales circuit, acting as de- puty during the present month. On the consideration of the Home Office vote in the House of Commons on Thursday week, Mr Morgan Lloyd urged the importance of the appoint- ment of inspectors of slate quarries in North Wales. Mr Burt and Mr Puleston spoke on the same side, and Mr H. H. Fowler,for the Government,said if the requisite inspectors could be appointed under exist- ing Acts they should be, or the necessary legislation should be passed for the future. LECTURE.—On. Monday evening, the Rev Owen Thomas, of Liverpool, delivered a very able and eloquent lecture at Tabernacle chapel, his subject being "The late Rev Henry Rees," The attendance was very large. The.Bev T. Levi occupied the chair, and at the close of the lecture, on the motion of the Rev Griffith Parry, seconded by Mr R. J. Davies, Cwrtmawr, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the rev lecturer, to which he replied. THE MARRIAGE OF VISCOUNTESS HELMSLEY.— The marriage of Viscountess Helmsley with Mr Hugh Owen was solemnised on Saturday morning at the Church of Holy Trinity, Chelsea. The bride was given away by her mother, the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, and was attended by her little daughter, the Hon. Mabel Duncombe, Lady Helen Vane Tem- pest, the Misses Muriel and Sibell Chaplin, Viscount Helmsley, and Viscount Castlereagh, the two latter wearing sailor costumes. The service was con- ducted by the Rev R. Egerton, assisted by the Rev J. Pitt. SUNDAY SCHOOL CENTENARY.—The centenary of the establishment of Sctbbath schools in Wales will be celebrated by the Calvinistic Methodists of this town and neighbourhood on Wednesday next. All the scholars of this and Tabor district will com- bine, and march in procession through the principal streets in the afternoon,and open air meetings will be held on the Castle in the morning and evening-. We understand that schools connected with other denomi- nations are invited to join. Programmes of meetings may be obtained from Mr T. Owen, the Commercial and Grammar School. The Manchester and Milford Bailway Company have signified their intention of running an excursion train. CAMBRIAN BAIL WAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending June 7, 1885. —Miles open 178J. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, £1,616; merchandise, min- erals and live stock, < £ 1,435 total for the week, ^63,101. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year :—Miles open, 180f. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, < £ 2,012; merchandise, minerals and live stock, £ 1,355 total for the week, = £ 3,387. Aggregate from commence- ment of half-year to this date, £ 38,389; aggregate ate last year, < £ 67,368. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, £ 398 decrease merchandise, minerals and live stock, < £ 130 increase total de- crease for the week, £266; aggregate increase from commencement of half-year to this date, £721. THE MURDER IN ABERYSTWYTH.—John Price, who stands committed on the charge of murdering his wife, was removed from the police-station to Car- marthen gaol on Saturday morning. The police authorities, anticipating a scene if the fact of the prisoner's removal became known, obtained a cab in1 which Price was driven to Llanrhystyd-roafl sta- tion in time to meet the first train for Carmarthen, and from thence he was conveyed, per first-class car- riage to his destination. A sum was collected from generous friends and neighbours by Messrs William Morris, 3, Trinity-row, David Edwards, 4, Pound- place, Isaac Lewis, 6, Pound-place, together with Miss Hughes, Sefton House, Bailway-terrace, to de- fray the funeral expenses of the murdered woman, The amount collected was X4 12s 9d, and the ex- penses were as follows :—Grave, 10s. coffin, £315s; total, £ 4 5s, leaving a balance of 7s 9d, which was handed over to the bereaved mother, Mrs Mary Davies, Penglaise-road. THE LATE J. AMBROSE LLOYD.—A meeting was held in Baker-street Congregational chapel school- room, on Wednesday evening, for the purpose of dis- cussing the advisability of holding a festival in com- memoration of the late J. Ambrose Lloyd, who was one of the most eminent musicians in the Principality. Mr Evan Evans, Vaenor-street, was voted to the chair. It was decided, on the motion of Mr Edward Edwards (Pencerdd Ceredigion), seconded by Mr I Maldwyn Evans, that steps should be taken to carry out the object of the meeting, and that music by the late Mr Lloyd only should be performed. It was also decided to communicate with the sons of the deceased gentleman with a view of ascertaining what works had already been published. The following, with power to add to'their number, were selected as a com- mittee :—Messrs Edward Edwards, Maldwyn Evans, John Davies, Jenkins, W. D. Nightingale, J. Morris, loan Dderwen. o Fon, E, Evans, David Jones, R, James, and R. Peake. The meeting was adjourned j for a fortnight. { SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the board was held yesterday (Friday). Present—Mr Peter Jones (in the chair), Messrs Thomas Griffiths, D. P. Bichards, and Thomas Thomas. Several persons had received notice for neglecting to send their children to school. Stephen Jones, late pupil teacher, applied to have his indentures cancelled owing to his having left the situation. The application was granted. Mr Lewis, the singing' master at the board school, made an application lor an increase of sal- ary from X5 to X6 as Mr R.. James, the singing mas- ter of the National school, received that amount. Granted. A circular was read from the U.C.W. to nominate a member on the court of Governors of the college a letter was also read from the Llanychaiarn School Board asking this board to meet at a meeting to be held at the Town Hall, next Monday, to nomin- ate four members for the county of Cardigan on the court of Governors for the U.C.W. It was then agreed to adjourn the matter until Tuesday evening. It was decided to grant the children a holiday on Wednesday, to attend the centenary meetings.






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