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LOCAL & DISTRICT NEWS. LLANGOLLEN. PREACHERS FOR NEXT SUNDAY.—English Baptist Chapel (lenybryn), at 10 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Dr. Ellis, pastor; English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street), at 11 15 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr. R. Williams, Wrexham; Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, at 6 p.m., Rev. J. C. Davies, Cefn Mawr Independent Chapel (Church-street), at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Proffessor Lewis, Bala College Welsh Baptist Chapel, at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. J. Davies, Ruthin; Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. B. Jones, Bagillt; Penllyn Mission Room, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr. loan Davies, Bala College. THE MENAI BRIDGE EISTEDDFOD.—-The programme of this eisteddfod, which is to be held on Tuesday, the 6thinst., and the thre following days, is just like the programme of a national eisteddfod, as to the variety and la1 ge extent of the subjects contained therein. The conductors will be the Rev. Evan Jones, Carnarvon, i Clwydfardd, Llew Llwyvo, and Andreas o Fon. A grand concert will be held each evening. We have no doubt but that this will be a very popular and successful gathering. COMPETITION. This district has during the last few weeks been quite enlivened, consequent upon the hospitality and generosity of Mr. George Edwards, Trevor House. For several successive evenings the fife and drum bands have been very liberally entertained by that gentleman, who has also offered a prize for competition between our bands. The competing bands were formed of local amateurs, who having the liberty of choos- ing adjudicators, requested Messrs. E. Bryan and H. Davies, of Trefynant Works, to decide the question of supremacy between them. The competition was fixed for Saturday last at seven o'clock in the beautiful grounds of Trevor House and long before that time a vast crowd had assembled to witness the contest. The adjudicators decided to test the skill of the respective bands by calling upon them to play four tunes each and alternately, which being done, Mr. E. Bryan in English and Mr. Davies in Welsh, after dilating upon the respective merits of each party, awarded the prize to the Trevor band, and on the adjudicators expressing the pleasure of finding so much skill displayed by the Cefn band, Mrs. Edwards generously came forward and presented a second prize to them, which action, together with the presentation of the first prize by Miss Jacks, of Bromley Hall, and the offer of another prize by Mr. Edwards, to be competed for in six weeks, was loudly cheered. The expression of appreciation through- out has. been very great towards the promoter of the contest, and praises were very loud, con- sequent upon the very many tokens given by Mr. Edwards of good feeling towards his poorer neighbours. On Monday week the Vron Club? and on Monday last the Oddfellows Lodge of Cefn Mawr were very liberally entertained at Trevor House. Also, on Wednesday evening last, the AcrefairPhilharmonic Society, numbering between 70 and 80 voices, were very hospitably treated. The society, under the leadership of Mr. Gabriel, sang several fine selections in English and Welsh and Miss Jacks, of Bromley Hall, gave a few sweet selections on the pianoforte. Before the choir dispersed, Mr. Edwards made a few very kind remarks with reference to the prosperity of these institutions among the working classes. A very hearty vote of thanks was moved by Mr. M. Evans and sup- ported by Mr. W. Edwards, Delph Brickworks, and very loudly supported by the members of the society. We may say that the district at large holds a very grateful feeling towards Mr. Edwards for his large-heartedness. Every denomination, more or less, have been recipients of his goodwill and support to their building funds; and every institution among the working classes of this neighbourhood have had their subscription list headed by this well-known name. THE TRAINS for August, as far as the Ruabon and Dolgeliey line is concerned, will run as in June and July. BAPTIST TEA PARTY.—On Monday afternoon, the children of the Welsh Baptist Sunday school, who were too young to join the trip to Rhyl, were treated to tea at the Schoolroom. The tea-makers were the following:—Mrs. Jones, Poplar House; Misses Roberts, Grapes Hotel; Miss R. Jones,PlasGeraint; and Mrs. J. Edwards, Market-street. The tea and provisions were prepared by Mr.. Hiram Davies. Every one of the juveniles and others having regaled them- selves to their hearts' content, they proceeded to Mr. Edmunds' field near the goods station, where they amused themselves in different games till dusk, after which all returned highly pleased with their entertainment. The weather was brilliant. MR. AND MRS. FREDERICKS' ENTERTAINMENT.— This entertainment came off on Monday evening last, at the Assembly Rooms. Mrs. Fredericks represents. no less than twenty different characters in one evening with marvelous rapidity. There was some parts acted very good, but on the whole they did not come up to the mark of the best entertainers of the day as they style themselves. The audience was not large. ENTERTAINMENT.-—In our advertising columns, our readers will find an announcement of a wonderful performance to take place during next week in this town. TRIP TO BARMOUTH.—Yesterday, (Thursday) morning,about 5 o'clock,many of of the inhabitants were alarmed at hearing the bells of the Parish Church ringing at that early hour. Several parties got up to their windows imagining that there was fire, but no sign of it could be seen through the mist that prevailed. It appears that the object of the early chime was to arouse the church choir, who intended to join the Ruabon Church excursion train for Barmouth. Llantysilio, Eglwyseg, and Glyndyfrdwy choirs, also joined it. The train, consisting of about 16 carriages, arrived at the station at 6 45 a.m. Very few except the church people themselves knew any- thing about this excursion, there being no bills printed, hence the consternation on account of the bell-ringing. TREVOR TEA PARTY.—This tea party was held near the Trevor Independent Chapel on Wednes- day last. Two boatsful of the Llangollenites went there. The weather being so fine, the affair turned out very successful. The children and others repaired, to a held. near the river side, kindly lent by Mr. Edwards, Sun Inn, where they enjoyed themselves mightily. The first boat, conveying the younger children and guardians, returned about half-past eight, the other boat returning about ten o'clock. All were highly delighted. ELISEG FRIENDLY SOCIETY.-This renowned and old-established club held its 112th anniversary on Friday last. As usual, a procession was formed near the Eagles Inn, about 2 o'clock. After marching through several streets headed by the celebrated New Cambrian Slate Quarry's Brass Band Glynceiriog, the members entered the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, where an elaborate sermon was delivered by the minister, the Rev. D. A. Williams. The service being concluded, the procession was again formed, and after walking several more of the streets the members retired to the Assembly Room to partake of an excellent dinner prepared by Mr. and Mrs. Pughe in their usual capital style. BATTALION DRILL.—On Monday last, the 29 th of July, a battalion drill took place at James's Farm, Wynnstay, Ruabon. There were present about 350 volunteers of all ranks. Our local corp numbered 63. In the course of the evening Sir W. W. Wynn commanded the battalion through a variety of field movements, skirmishes, &c. Ultimately, however, when drilling was over, the different companies, were invited to a substantial luncheon provided by Mr. Murless, Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Ruabon. ENGLISH WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL.—On Tuesday last, the annual pic-nic in connection with this school was held as usual On Coedterfyn hill. The children together with the teachers, and a large number of friends were conveyed by boat from the canal wharf to a spot near Bryntysilio, where a splendid tea was served out by Mr. Robert Roberts, Mill-lane, the company meanwhile being seated on the green sward beneath the spreading foliage of the trees. The repast being over, a portion of the party scrambled up to the summit of the hill where a magnificent view of the surrounding country is to be obtained. Others less ambitious strolled to Llantysilio churchyard, weir, &c., to enjoy the rich and varied scenery of this most romantic spot. Ultimately, however, the party congre- gated on the same spot, where a number of songs were sung, and a most appropriate and interesting address delivered by the Rev. Watkin Jones, Didsbury College. The "sail" along the canal on the homeward journey was enlivened by music, and about 9 o'clock in the evening, the proceed- ings of this most enjoyable day were brought to a close. The weather throughout the day was brilliant. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. J. P. Richards, the respected and hard working superintendent of the school for the admirable arrangements made for the comfort of the whole party. RAINFALL AT PLAS BERWYN. in. parts Number of days on wliick-rain fell. May 6-14 17 June 3'53 14 July 1-50 7 EXCURSIONS.—On Monday last, excursion trains arrived here from Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester, conveying a goodly number of persons. Also, on the same day, two excursion boats landed a large number of passengers on the canal wharf, who had enjoyed a delightful voyage from Ellesmere. They were favoured with brilliant weather and made their homeward journey in the evening, when they seemed fully satisfied with the speculation of the day. PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, July 30th.—Before Col. Tottenham, W. C. Yale, Esq., Major Tottenham, Capt Dickin, and Capt. Barnes. Casual License.—Mr. T. J. Davies, Bridge End Inn, Llangollen, applied for a day license to supply a pic-nic party, composed of two clubs from Wrexham, with spirits, beer, and tobacco, at the Smithfield, Llangollen. The same was granted for the hours between half-past twelve and half-past eight o'clock on the day specified. Renewal of Game Licence.— Mr. Thomas Rogers, Berwyn-street, Llangollen, applied in the person of his wife for the renewal of the game license held by him.—The bench granted the same with a caution to be particular from whom he buys his game. Adjourned Cases of Non-attendance at Board Schools.—These cases were adjourned for a month in order to give the parents time to prove by medical certificates the indisposition of their children to attend school but, as neither William Roberts, weaver, nor Walter Davies, of Penllyn, both of Llangollen, were able to produce certificates to this effect, both Roberts and Davies were fined 6d. and 4s. 6d. costs each. Drunken and Assaulting Cases.-J ohn Williams v. Robert Davies, both of Glynceiriog.—John Williams stated that on the evening of the 29th of June, between 11 and 12 o'clock, he was in company with the members of a brass band, who had been engaged at Chirk for the day by .a, certain club. He said: We were coming home with the tram waggons, and terminated our journey on the tram at the New Inn. Just as we alighted, Robert Davies came to me and gave me a blow on the forehead, and another on the chest with his fist, for what reason, I know not. But on turning round I noticed two or three others jumping about and threatening to beat me. I did not strike until I was forced to to defend myself. Hugh Maurice Hughes a witness was called, who stated that he was an eye witness of the row that occurred on the night in question, and further said that he also had been to Chirk and had come home the same time with them, and that on alighting close to the New Inn, Williams happened to be standing behind him. Presently, he noticed Robert Davies come forward and strike John Williams over his shoulder. He also heard Robert Davies challenge a David Davies.—The next witness called was David Davies, who alleged that Robert Davies had challenged him to fight on the evening in question. He said that the challenge arose from the facts which he would now adduce.—On the 29th of June last,between 11 and 12 o'clock in the evening, we were coming home from Chirk. Our band had been engaged there for the day, we alighted from the tram waggons close to the New Inn, which is the terminus, and I was in conversation with Hugh Maurice Hughes, when I heard Robert Davies exclaim aloud that three could beat their band, which numbers 15, into fits. I asked him where were they? and he said in Glynceiriog, and immediately took off his coat and challenged to fight me. Davies was fined 10s. and costs. Robert Roberts v. John Williams.—Robt. Roberts said: On the evening of the 29th of June, I was speaking to one of the bandsmen when John Williams came up to me, and asked me whether I was saying anything, and deliberately struck me. I cannot say whether he was drunk or not. I learned afterwards, that he was quite sober. Williams was fined 10s. and costs. Drunk and Riotous.—P.C. Burgess, charged Jonah Davies, John Williams, and Lewis Jones, with being drunk and riotous at Llansantffraid Glynceiriog, on the evening of the 29th June. Burgess said: About half-past 11 o'clock on the said evening, I was on duty at Llansantffraid, when I heard loud talking going on in the direction of the New Inn. I paced z, forward and found the said Robert Davies and John Williams fighting. I went to them and separated them, and took Robert Davies away and sent the rest of them homeward in various directions. Burgess, however, withdrew the accusation against John Williams that he was drunk, and admitted that he was riotous only.—Jonah Davies was fined 5s. and costs.—John Williams bound over to keep the peace.-Lewis Jones, 5s. and costs. Riding without Reinso-Charles Andrews, wag- goner, Llangollen Fechan, was charged with riding in a waggon on the 26th July, on the Pengwern-road, without reins, no one being in charge of the two horses attached to the waggon. Ctipt. Dickin being sworn, deposed that on Friday afternoon, the 26th July, he was standing on the cross road in Pengwern, about 400 yards from his residence, when he heard a loud noise, and on turning his head he observed a waggon with two horses coming at a fast trotting pace. When Andrews saw him, he jumped out, and narrowly escaped being knocked down by the wheels. Fined 10s. and costs. Waggon without Name.—Mr. Hugh Jones, Llangollen Fechan, was charged with not having his name affixed to the waggon as required by the law. Mr. Jones admitted the offence, but said that the waggon was a new one, and that this was the first occasion for it to be taken out of the cart house, and that this would not have occurred except that a friend solicited the loan of it to facilitate him in hay harvesting. In consideration of the above facts, Jones was fined Is. and costs, with orders to have his name put on the waggon at once. Punishing a Servant Girl.-Mary Evans v. Edwd. Evans.—Mary Evans, a servant irl fifteen years of age, native of Vroncyssylltau, and, who had, prior to the 17th of June last, been in the employ of the said Edward Evans, miller, Pont- fadog, charged Evans, her late master, with having on Saturday, the 15th of June last, assaulted and struck her a blow on the head with a wooden flour scoop and causing a swell on the side of her head. Mary Evans said:—On the day named, my mistress instructed me to go to the mill for some meal for the chickens. I went, but on taking some meal out of the sack, my master cursed and swore and struck me a blow on the head with a scoop, and ordered me out of his mill. I went into the house and told the mistress what bad happened, and she said to me"YoO must learn to be stout." The blow caused ft swelling on the side of my head. They have frequently treated me very roughly. Edward Evans, on being asked by the bench whether he had any question he wished to put to Mary Evans, asked her, "Did I strike you with the scoop? When she frankly maintained her former statements. Witness P.C. Miles on being called, said: One morning, about six weeks ago, Elizabeth Evans the mother of the girl, brought her to me and stated that she had been abused by her master and mistress, and wished me to examine her, which I did. I noticed a slight swelling on the head and a bruise on the right arm, as if it had been pinched by someone. HoW, and by whom they were effected, I know not, I only testify to seeing them when the girl was brought to me. Elizabeth Evans, the mother, said: A few days after the 15th of June last, I noticed a mark on my daughter's arm, which, she said, her mistress had caused by pinching her; On Monday morning, the 17th of June, about o o'clock, just as my husband was starting to his work, who should come in but my daughter Mary, who stated that she had been abused, and showed me a lump on the side of her head whicb her master had caused by striking her. The 9 evidence adduced against Edward Evans being so strong, he was fined 10s. and costs.— Mary Evans v. Jane Evans.—Mary Evans charge Jane Evans, her late mistress, with abusing he on several occasions. The case being prove Jane Evans was fined 5s. and costs. Colone Tottenham, the chairman, cautioned both Mr. an Mrs. Evans not to take the law into their own hands to punish their servants, but should they find anything disagreeable with their servan »> they should send them home to their parents be corrected or otherwise punished. Donkeys Straying.—P.C. Roberts charged Ge°J Slawson, Church-street, Llangollen, withalloWi five donkeys and a mule to stray on the Gwernan^ road, between Llangollen and Glyntraian, Sunday the 21st of July, Fined 30s. inclu i » costs. v G- Sunday Trading During Prohibited Hours. • Burgess charged John Jones, ProP^e^orw.uii the Cambrian public-house, Glynceiriog, allowing the door of his house to be open be the hours of ten and eleven o'clock on buni J morning, the 30th of June last. Burgess on be