TEA AND COFFEE 44, LORD STREET, LIVERPOOL. MESSRS ELLIS DAVIES & COMPY. .l: bfr-i t<i inform the Residents of and V isitors at Bala and district that arrangements have now lveu completed by which Parcels may be obtained by Rail from Liverpool at a very small cost. Families may thus obtain their customary supplies of good Tea and Coffee while residing in this neigh. bourhood, and can now rely upon receiving their Parcels Oil the day following receipt of orders. 1, 1 The following are a few selected quotations for the prescut otwon TEA. The Choicest Kaisow TEA 3/6 The Extra Fine Souchong 3/4 First-class Congou 3/- The Very Fine Congou Fine Congou 2/4 Strong Congou — Good Sound Congou 1/8 And intermediate prices. PURE COFFEE. Ib. The Choicest Mountain Jamaica I/S Fine Jamaica 1/6 Plantation Ceylon.1/4 Ceylon Coffee The above may be had Ground or in the Berry. PLANTATION Ceylon- ) }Iixed with PUKK GROUXD CHICORY, 1/2 OBTAINED FROM THE BEST ENGLISH ROOT ) CEYLON COFFEE— ) JIIXED WITH PUP.E CREGUXD CHICORY, FL/ JIIXED WITH PURE CREGUXD CHICORY, IL obtained from the Best English Root I E. D. & CO. recommend Ground Coffee to be kept in air-tight Tin Canisters, which they supply when requested. TERMS—Strictly Net Cash on receipt of Goods. Remittances may be made by Bankers' Cheques, or Post-office Orders payable at the General Post OfFise, Liverpool.
THE West Coast of Wales DIRECTORY. CFJ T SIGNIFIES that thnr" IT" APARTMENTS to let. (b) Willing to let the whole house furnished. ABERYSTWYTH. Marine Terrace. No. t3.-fr:5. R. DELAHOYDE, Dresden House (a)- No. IO.-NlrS. -TONE., (a)- Dr Burd and family, Newport House, Shrewsbury; Miss Lvcott, London; Mr. Allday and family, Birmingham Air. and Mrs. Brown and laiiuiy, Wolverhampton Miss C. Baldwin, Wolverhampton; Rev. Mr. Bradford and family, Shrewsbury. No. 12.—Mrs. T. H. LLOYD— Mr and Mrs. Hands, Rugby Miss Buckley, Barton, Rear Winchester; Miss Hall, Barton, near Manchester; Mr., Mrs., and Miss Marshall, Ashton-under-Lyne; Miss Brooks, Hyde. No. 16.—Mrs. E. J. JONES (a)- .Mrs. and .Master Berger, St. James's Vicarage, Bolton; the Misses Knowles. No. 25.—Mrs. M. XELSOX (a)- Miss Evans and Miss Perry, Shrewsbury; Mr., Mrs., and Miss Smith, Stafford. No. 30.—Mrs. JUNES, Claremont House (a)- Miss Weston, and Mrs. Weston, and family, Northwich, Cheshire; Mr. and Mrs. John Studwick and family, < Alexandra hedge, Stroud, Gloucestershire. No. 52.—Mr. D. R. JONES (a) (b)~ No. CO.—Mrs. GREEN (it) (I))- No. 61, Miss DAVIES (a) ('<)— Queen's Road. No. 4.—Mr. THOMAS ABBOTT, Crystal Palace Hotel (a)- No. 5.—Mrs. WILLIAM WILLIAMS (a)- No. Jo-ES, Glanayron House (a)- Mrs. EDWARDS, Wesley House Ca)— Jumoo George Roberts, Esq.. solicitor. Pier Street, 0. 3.—Mr. E. P. WYNNI:, Family and Dispensing Chemist- No. 32.—Mr. C. M. WILLIAMS, General Drapery and Millinery Establishment— Mrs. SMITH, Pier House, Pier-street (a)- lrs. JONES, Victoria Hotel. Baker-street (a)- Mr. and Miss Barnes, Neath; J. R. Pryse and family, Park Drain, near Llanidloes. Portland Street. No. 13.Ir, EVANS (A) I)— No. 23A.—Mrs. A. EVANS, (a)- Mr. Evei-all and family, and Miss Jones, Shrewsoury and Mr, J. R. Morgan, Llaneiiy. New Street. No. 11.—Mrs. COLLINS (a)- Mr. F. W. CULLIFOBD, Welch Harp, Terrace Road (a)- Monsr. Jules Merchier. Miss TEUBSHAW, Caerleon House, Victoria terrace- Ladies School. Mrs. JONES, 14, North-parade (a)- Mrs. JONES, Victoria Hotel, Baker-street (a)- Mr. W. Minors, Fisherwiek, Lichfield, Staffordshire; Mr. Jones, Bristol. QUEEN'S HI/EL (Mr. W. H. PALMER, proprietor) (a b)— Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Boughton, Northampton; 1. W. Tricket Esq., Broncliffe, Sheffield; Th. de Richler, Esq., Russia; Mis. Bullock, Hereford; Professor and Mrs. Palmer, Cambridge Mr. Baldiston and party; Mrs. Blackett Ord and party, Wilittleld Hall, Northumberland; v, VV. Keen, Estl., Nice. ABERDOVEY. Glandovey Terrace. No. 1.—Mrs. BELL- Nu. 2.—Mrs. EVA5S- C. F. Thruston, E-q., Mrs. Tliruston, and Miss Thruston, Talgarth Hall No. 4.—Mrs. BLACK— Mrs. John J.eech, Miss Eiile Leech, Master Leeoh, Marple, Cheshire Miss Suckling. Mrs. JONES, PI AS Dovey- Mrs. JOHN OWENS, Brooklyn House- Mrs. LEWIS, Glanvor House- Mrs., Master, MissM. J., and MissM. H. Whitfield, Aber- tanat, Llanyblodwel; Miss Roberts, Llanymynech. Mr. EDWALID JONES, Linen Draper and Grocer, Cambrian House. Mr. RICHARD DAVIES, Draper and Grocer, Manchester House. Mr. EDWARDS, Pier House Ch). BARMOUTH. Porkington Terrace. Mrs., Miss, and Miss M. F. Maiden, Bridgewater lUa Stockport; Mrs. G. W. Simpole, C'heetham-hill; Mi. and Mrs. Henry H. West and family, Stoneycroft, Liverpool. No. 3.—Mrs. JANE ,Tn:'óE:; (a) (iJ)- Mrs. and Miss Isabel Laycock, Keighley Mr. and Mrs. Durcan G. Law, London Mr. and Mrs. James Pickup, Seaforth Misses Paget, Chester. .,No. W. WILLIAMS i'll) Mr Mrs., and Miss Howitt, Rathgar; Dr. and Mrs. Raw- don and family, 42, Rodney-street, Liverpool. No. 6.—Mrs. RICHARDS — Mrs., Master, Miss, and Master W. P. Dennis, and servant, Ruabon Mfs. W. H. (Uenrae, Edgbaston Mrs. Cox, Kibwoith, Leicester; Aiiss Coleuian, East Langton; Wm. Thomas, Ashover, Derbys. No. 10. (Brugyntyu House).-Capt. EDWARD GRIFFITHS— Mr. and Mrs. Dutton, Broughton Miss Dutton, St. George's; -Mr. Lloyd and family, Newtown. Aelydon, Nos. 1 and 2.—Mrs. EDWARDS— Mr. Cookes, Leamington Misses Cookes, Leamington Miss Tyler, Birmingham; Mr. Hartshorne, Birmingham; Miss and Miss M. E. Robinson and maid, Liverpool. No. 3.—Mr. Jos. WM. COTTON, F.G.S.— Mrs and Miss Barlow, Stockport; Mr, and Mrs. Siddalls, Chester Mrs. and Miss Lenton, Coventry. 4 2VLRS. GRIFFITH (a)- Mr and Mrs Cooper and family, of Liverpool; Mr. and Mrs. Llovd and family, Birkenhead. Glanwerydd Terrace, i LLOYD a J — 1, g""7:n. i:n¡l: nurso, Litnerland, Liverpool; D. iiowden liowden ML' /Urs-> aud. Miss Williams, Wolverhampton Mrs. Gorton, iamily, and nurse, Wolver- hampton. anil family, Haden Cross Old Hi" M™. Thoi n- iu-s, Nuneaton; Rev. O. R. Cbell, Kneesall Vicarage, Newark. Mrs. KYNOJH. Gonierian House, High Street (a)~~ \i,-s J Mr. W., Mias Jeannie, and Master leddie Ctowaul Market Harborough; Miss A., Miss K„ Mr. A., and Mister E. A. Buswell, Market Harborough, Mt. awl Mrs. Samuel Gill, and Master Sam Ernest Gill, Knidtoril, Yorkshire; Mr. and Mrs. Margetts. ln. MuRKis, Giangiasfor House— Mr M l Newbolt, Leamington; Miss Burton, Miss Evans and Mr. Evans, Denbigh; Mr. and Mrs. Parr, MANCHESTER. Mrs. SMITH. 1, Mount Pleasant (a)— "\N <C TK-n\vr rH 1. i>rvnh.yfryd X Hon. Sir. O < Hivy, AND the HOIJ. Mrs. O'Glivy, near LONDON. AFr Fvo'< i >'iav Cottage, Church Street (a)— Mrs! George and Miss AhbotD, Leicester. Mrs. TIMOTHY, Panteinion h. So.-rr, Arthog Hall— Mrs. JOHN EVANS, Glanymor House-— K k, «i -iri'-S li'I< iihouse, MaryBacKhou.se, M. L. Backhouse J li.ekiioase, and W. E. Backhouse; Jemima S^NCE and Charlotte Spoils WilUam Robinson. Glasfar Terrace. \n 1 —Ml'S. ? £ T £ ES— Kev <i. A. and Mrs. Jones, Wiltshire Rev. — and Mrs Cleaver, and family, Walsall, Staffordshire; Mr. Cooke. BORTH. Cambrian Terrace. No. 1.—Mrs. PRITCHARD— The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Joyce, Bath. No. 3.-ELLENOR WATKINS (a)- Rev. D. Evans and Master Evans, Whitchurch, near Cardiff Mrs. and Miss James, Mrs. E. R. James, and the Misses M. E. and S. A. James; Montgomery. No. 4.—Mr. WILLIAM ROBERTS ((1)- No. 12.—Mrs. JAXE EDWARDS (a)- No. 14 (Uppingham House).—Mrs. MCCLELLAN (a)- Picton Terrace, No. 2.-Ali-s. MARY JONES (a)- Prince Street. No. JO-,ES- Mrs Thomas, family, and nurse, Oswestry Mrs. MARGARET JENKINS, (Osprey House)- Mr. CHARLES MYTTON, Cambrian Hotel- JANE JAMES, Ocean View (a)- Mr. THOMAS GOL GH THOMAS, NO. 1, Libanus-terrace (a)- Mrs. Gwen Williams, Rhiwfelan, Llangadfan; Mr. Wm Roberts, Grithionog, Mallwyd. Mrs. JONES, Picton House- Mrs. Evans and family, Salop School, Oswestry Mrs. Thos. Roberts and son, Bethesda. ELIZABETH REES, Gloucester House- Mr. Gilbert Theldon, and Mrs. Henderson, Handsworth, Birmingham. CAPT. HCGH REES, Beach Grove- Mr. and Mrs. Williams and family, Vine Cottage, Salop-road, Oswestry. MARGARET DAVIES, Liana House (a)- R. P. ROBERTS, Garibaldi House (1))- Mrs. JONES, Sea View (a)- A. L. LEWIS, Post-office, London House (a)- CRICCIETH. Ormsby Terrace, No. 2.—Mrs. WILLIAM JONES (A)— No. 3.-Mrs. R. P. THOMAS (a)- No. 4.-Mrs. R. ROBERTS (a)- Mr. R. C. Jones and Rice Roberts, Uanberis; Miss Hughes, Anglesea. Salem Terrace. No. 5.-NTxs. PARRY (a)- No. 7.-Mrs. OWEN (a)- No. 8.-Mrs. Capt. OWEN (a)- Cambrian Terrace. No. 1.—Mrs. WM. ROBERTS (a)- No. 3.-Mrs. OWEN (a) (b)- Corporation Terrace. No. 5.—Mrs. EDWARDS (a)- Mr. R. R. Williams, Llanberis Mrs. Jones, Compton House, Ffestiniog. Parkia Place. No. I.-R. W. JONES- Mr. E. Mitchell, and family, New York. No. 2.-Misses FEARN-(a) Mr. Hibbert and Mrs. Hibbert, New Mills, Derbyshire; Mrs. Hiller and family, Liverpool; Miss T. L. Hayward, Liverpool; Miss Eastley, Liverpool. Mrs. Captain JONES, Arvor Villa (a b)- Mr. Edward Parry, B.A., and Mr. G. A. Pemberton, Edgbaston, Birmingham; Mrs. George, Mr. Isse Jones, LiverpooL Mrs. JOHN ROWLANDS, Taleivion House (a)- Mrs. Casson and family, Blaen-y-ddol, Festiniog. Mrs. WM. GRIFFITH, Fair View (a b)- Mr. and Mrs. Nield, family and maid, Dingle Bink, and Master Gore, Altrinchain. Mrs. EVANS, Castle View (a)- Mrs. JONES, Tynewydd (a)- Mrs. PRITCHARD, Causeway View (a)- Mrs. EVANS, Tynewydd— Mr. H. W. Collins and family, Rainhill, Prescot. Mrs. WILLIAMS, Manchester House (a)- Rev. C. Gary, family, and maid, Warrington. Mrs. JONES, Plasgwilym (a)- Mrs. ELLIS, Cambrian House (a)- Miss Martley and Miss Hopkins, Dublin. Mrs. PRICE, Cardigan House (a lJ)- DOLYDDELEN. THOMAS T. WILLIAMS, Benaf View (a)- GRIFFITH ROBERTS, Elen Castle ((t)- J. F. BROWN, Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed- Rev. G. Soper and family, Grove, Hoylake, Cheshire; Rev. J. P. Maud and family, Ancaster Vicarage, Lincolnshire Mr. and Mrs. Pollock and family, Birkenhead. JOHN JONES, Pont-y-Pant Hotel, near Bettws-y-Coed- A. G. Mcfntyre, Esq., Sandhurst, Australia (Trinity Hall, Cambridge) Murray Wilson, Esq., Preston C. Roylance, Esq., Bramhall; W. Dodwell, Esq., London; D. Bates, Esq., E. Stephan, Esq., and G. Bradley, Esq., Worcester. DOLGELLEY. Mrs. PUGH, Corner Shop, Queen.s-s(luare- R E. Vickers, C. Vickers, L. Cheers, F. Cheers, F. C. Tager. Mrs. DAVIES, Eldon House (a)- Mrs. Beale, Cork; Miss Price, Mountonellick. Mrs. H. PL'GH, Vale View, Springfield-street (a)- Mrs. C. LLOYD, Springneld-street- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allwork; Mr. J. Charles Hughes. Mrs. THOMAS, Springfield-street- Mr., Mrs., allli Miss Gransmore, Shrewsbury. Mr. MEE, Bridge End House- M rs. Edwards Miss Cox. Mrs. H. PUGH, Meirion House, Springfield-street— Mr. JAMES B. MEE, Bridge End House- Mrs. JONES, Springfield Villa- Mrs. ELLIS, No. 1, Frondirion Terrace. The Rev. Mr. Abbott and party, and the Rev. Mr. Smith and party. HARLECH. Mrs. BARROW, Bronwen Terrace- PWLLHELI. Mrs. WALKE It. Westfield (a)- TOWYN. Pier Villa. No. 1.—Mr. EVAN HUMPHREYS (a) (b)- Rev. Barton, Mrs. Barton, and children, Shrewsbury. No. 2.—Miss JONES (b)- Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert and Miss Smitheles, Rivington, Lanca- shire Mr., Mrs., Miss, and Master Frank Bradbury, Bir- mingham Mrs., Miss, and Mr. A. Griee, Birmingham. No. 3.-Mrs. HAMMANS (a)- No. 4.—Mr. OWE", (a)- Plas Edwards, No. 1.—Mrs. RICHARDS (a)- No. 2.—Mr. WILLIAMS (a)- Two families. High Street, No. 2.-Mrs. JOIES, Railway Terrace (a)- No. 4.—Mrs. THOMAS WILLIAMS— Mr. and Mrs. Rees, Sirliowy, Tredegar. Mrs. STEPHENS, Belmont House (a) (b)- Warwick Place, No. 2.-Nlrs. JOIES- Mrs. Cleaver and Miss Barratt, Birmingham; Mrs. Cook and family, Shrewsbury Mr. Jones, Shrewsbury; Mrs. Ellis, Bala Miss Davis, Mr. Barclay, and Mr. Evans, Welshpool. Mrs. JAMES— E. Davies, Esq., Kerry; Wm. Bebb, Berriew; the Misses Langford and the Misses Higgins, Berriew; Mr. Lloyd I and family, Rallt Mrs. Kirklan, Shrewsbury; Mrs. Goulston, Bridgnorth; Mrs. Evans, Mrs. and Miss Davies, Halfway House. Mr. THOMAS SEATON, Corbet Arms Hotel (a)- Miss Dodwell, .Shrewsbury J. B. Williames, Esq Pennant .Uontgomeryshlre; illIams, Jsq., LIverpool; J. Hughes, Esq., Manchester C. Powell, Esq., P. Rogers, Esq. anù Mrs. Jones and family, Newtown Mr. F..Swift and son Liverpool; Mr. T. H. Lloyd, Manchester; J. R. Wilson: Esq., Wolverhampton; Mr. lL McRegor, Berlin; Mr. Leon McNown, Newry; J. N. Davies, Esq., and Son, Cheshire. Mr. WATKIN, Penllyn Farni- Mrs. Orrell, Miss Edwards, Mrs. Wall, and Mr. Grannell, Liverpool; Messrs. W. J. and J. G. Arnot, Birmingham; Mr. A. Watkin, Wolston, Bishop's Castle; Nlr. T. C. Jones, Lliiif-tir. Mr. EVAN NEWELL, Escuan Hall (a)- Mr. and Mrs. Townley, Miss Edith l'ownley, Master Fred. Townley,Iliss Berthu Townley, and servant, Elm .Mount, Penkett Road, Liscard, Cheshire. Mr. E. M. JONES, Bronprys (a) (b)- Mrs. JONES, Bryngoleu (a)- Mrs. J. D. JOXES, Cantrev House (a)- Mrs. WILLIAMS, Cambrian Place (a) Mrs. ANNB JONES, Glanymor Farm (a)- Mr. JOHN WYNNE, Brynymor (a)- G. J. Shakerley, Esq. Mrs. DREW, Morfa House (a)- Mr. Lloyd.
THROAT IKRITATTO.N. — I NO ('U1'U" ana windpipe are ESPECIALLY liable to inflammation, causing soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use glycerine in the form of jujubes. Glycerine, in these agreeable confections, being in proximity to the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, becomes actively healing..Sold only in Gd. and Is. boxes (by post for 14 stamps), labelled JAMES EFt's & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists 45, Tlireadneedle-street, and 170, Piccadilly, London. Sold in Wrexham by Mr. Rowlands,jClieinist, High Street. THE VAN RAILWAY COMPANY.—At a special general meeting of the Van Railway Company, held on Monday, June 25, at the offices, Austinfriars, Mr. A. li. Broughton Knight, the vice-chairman, presiding, a resolution was passed authorizing the directors to borrow £ü,ôülj on mortgage or debenture stock on such terms and at such times as they may think fit. The capital account has a debit of £1,00, which has been taken from revenue, and it is to repay this and to provide another engine that the money is required. THE MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY.—Her Royal High- ness Princess Mary honoured the Marquis and Mar- chioness of Londonderry with her company at dinner at Londonderry House, Park Lane, on Tuesday, June 18. The following distinguished guests were invited to meet Her Royal Hignness Ihe Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Duchess of Marlborough, and Lady H. Churchill, French Ambassador, and Marquis D'Har Court, Earl and tJountess of Cork, Earl of Portarlington, Countess of Macelesfield. Lord and Lady De Ros, Lord and Lady Aveland, Lord and Lady Alfred Paget, Lord and Lady Odo Russell, Lord and Lady Otho Fitzgerald, Lord Houghton, Viscount Castlereagh, and Lord Henry Vane Tempest.
CORRESPONDENCE. MONTGOMERYSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY S SHOW. SIR,—It is well said that one idea suggests another. In reading in your article on The North Cardiganshire Agri- cultural Society the remark that contests in horse leaping are always popular, it struck me that it would be a good feature in the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Show to be held this year at Machynlleth. Most respectfully would I call the notice of the local committee to this suggestion, and would further suggest that the dog trials and a contest for a leap over the water or hurdle for two classes of horses, viz., ponies under twelve hands high, and the other open for any horse bred in the county or within the limits of the show, should take place upon the same day, viz., that previous to the day of show. —I am, &c., R. H. J. THE DOG DESTROYER. SIR,—Since my last letter appeared in your paper, you will doubtless be pleased to hear that I have received suf- ficient information to convince me who the maniac is that displays his insanity by poisoning dogs and foxes. On inspecting the poison list kept by chemists in this town. I find that strychnine has been bought by persons quite ignorant of its use and dangers, and every chemist should, before selling such a virulent poison, be thoroughly convinced that the purchaser and witness are sane. During the past nine days I have had brought me two foxes and one dog, which were found dead in the vicinity of this town, and on analysis it was found that death had been produced by strychnine. May I ask is this the action of one who would call himself a sportsman, and will a member of this family ever again dare to show himself in the hunting field. Is poisoning foxes the encouragement due to the gallant master of one of the finest pack of fox- hounds in Wales. In the course of a few days I hope to receive an official order requesting me to publish the names of the poison purchasers, and also of the witnesses to the same, and then the townspeople will probably be surprised to hear who the poison purchaser's accomplice is. I shall reserve my letter on the connection between in- sanity and dog destroying until a future date, when I shall also publish a process by which every pheasant within a mile of any town can be destroyed in 4 hours, but it requires a more scientific mind to carry it out than is requisite to poison dogs.—I am, & T. D. HARRIES. [We have omitted some sentences from this letter, as they might be construed to refer to particular persons.— ED. C. N.]
MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the county of Merioneth commenced on Tuesday, July 3, at the County Hall, Dolgelley. The chair was taken by the Vice-chair- man, Lieut.-Colonel Tottenham. There were also pre- sent—Messrs. Samuel Holland, M.P., Caerdeon, W. W. E. Wynne, Peniarth, Charles F. Thruston, Talgarth Hall, W. P. Jones, Bodweni, John Vaughan, Nannau, E. Gillart Jones, Vrondderw, W. J. Beal, Bryntirion, D. E. Kirkby, Llanfendigaid, W. R. M. Wynne, Peniarth, H. J. Reveley, Brynygwynn, J. R. E. Ford, Llwyngwern, G. Williams, Borthwnog, E. W. Mathew, Wern, E. Evans Lloyd, Plasyndri, &c. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. The following gentlemen were appointed on the various Committees—Police Committee Messrs. H. J. Reveley. J. Vaughan, and D. E. Kirkby. Surveyor's Committee Messrs. W. P. Jones, E. J. Jones, and C. F. Thruston, Talgarth Hall. TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS. The Treasurer's accounts were audited by the Chairman and Mr. C. F. Thruston. REPORTS OF THE POLICE AND SURVEYOR'S COMMITTEES, &C. The following reports were read :— REPORT OF THE POLICE COMMITTEE. We have examined, the police accounts and find them correct. .Mr. Holland and Major Matthew have made a representation to us as to the necessity of an increase of the police force in the neighbourhood of Festiniog, where there is a population of about 12,000 persons. At present there is only one policeman, or at most two, to superintend the whole of this rather rollghlot of work- people. It appears to be advisable to build three houses for policemen at Rliiwbryfdir, Tanygrisin, and Conglywall, as the rents are enormous, and it would no doubt be much cheaper to do so, and the landowners will certainly give land for the pur- pose, as it will be money spent for their benefit. We beg to lay before you the Chief Constable's statement as to the urgent need for new houses, with lock-ups attached at both Festiniog and Trawsfynydd. We also lay the application of Inspector Hughes before the Court.—H. J. REVELEY, JOHN VAUGHAN, E. EDWARD KIRKBY. The Surveyor's Committee reported that they had examined the Surveyor's accounts anù found them correct. The following was the Chief Constable's report :— Chief-constable's office, Dolgelley, 3rd July, 1S77. Gentlemen,-1 herewith enclose return of crimes for quarter ending 25th June. There are two cases for trial at the sessions, and no criminal case for the assizes. I beg to bring before the Court the fact that 1 am unable to rent a house at Blaenau, Festiniog, or get lodgings suitable for a police officer to reside in, consellllemly that important station has not its requisite number of officers. I, therefore, trust the Court will take steps to build or rent a house s soon as possible, and also build a hOllse and lock-up, with two cells, at Festiniog aud Tmws- fynydd. 1 heg to place before the Court an application from Supt. Hughes for an incre,tse of salary, and I strongly recommend his cas to the considemtion of the Court. Tramps slightly on the increase. The county peaceable. The force requires one man to complete.—! am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, H. H. LLOYD CLOUGH, Chief-constable. To the Magistrates at Quarter Sessions assembled. THE SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY'. The application from Superintendent Hughes for an in- crease of salary was then considered. The applicant stated that he applied for an increase of salary, first, on the ground that his pay was much below that of officers 1 in adjoining counties, and another reason was the length of his service in the police, having been in the force for twenty years. It was stated that the salary received by Supt. Hughes was at the rate of £110 per annum. Compared with salaries paid to superintendents in other counties he was underpaid both in respect to salary and the allowance of expenses. Mr. THRUSTON proposed that his salary be increased £20 and his expenses 1:10, making a total increase of £30. The proposition having been seconded, Mr. REVELEY proposed as an amendment that the Superintendent's salary should only be increased £20. The amendment receiving no seconder, the original 1 motiun was declared carried. THE POLICE FORCE AND THEIR ACCOMMODATION. With reference to the proposal to increase the police force at Festiniog Mr. Holland, M.P., expressed himself in favour of the suggestion. As it was there was not a sufficient check to the depredations of various kinds which were necessarily in many instances obliged to be left unpun- ished. He thought that if the force received an increase of three members it would meet the requirements of the case. The county ought to provide houses for the men. Very frequently when a man was moved to a fresh station, if he was a householder, he had the house on his hands for three months or so. Another circumstance was the diffi- culty experienced in obtaining houses, as they were all let to workmen at the quarries. Capt. CLOUGH said the only places where the policemen could obtain accommodation were public houses. He deemed it very unadvisable to let the men go to those places. Other gentlemen having spoken on the subject, The Chief Constable was authorised to hire a house for one policeman in the Festiniog district, in a place he deemed the most conveniently situated for the purpose. THE BARMOUTH POLICE STATION. The justices at Barmouth were empowered to carry out the projected alterations at the police station, the amount of money to be expended not to be limited to the estimate. THE GOVERNOR S REPORT. This report read as follows :— To the Magistrates of the County of Merioneth in Quarter Sessions í¿8sembled, July ;lrd, 1377. ■ Gentlemen,—I have the honour to report that twenty-four male and two female prisoners have been admitted into the county gaol during the past quarter. Twenty-seven males and two females were discharged during the same period, leaving ten males and one female 111 custody this morning. Their conduct during the qnarter has been good, with slight exceptions. A prisoner named .\lorris Williams, native of .Fes- tiniog, died in the prison on the 16th April last. The under warder, John Evans, has resigned and left on the 28th April, llld Hugh Williams was appointed in his place by the visiting JustlCS subject to the approval of the quarter sessions. The accounts an vouchers have been examined and passed by the vISltmg JustIces on Saturday last, and the expenses for the quarter were £11 3s. 9d. less than the expenses of the corres- ponding quarter of last year.—1 have the honour to be, gentle- men, your obedient servant, OWEN THOMAS, governor. The appointment of Hugh Williams as under warder was confirmed. SURGEON AND CHAPLAIN'S REPORTS. It was mentioned that no reports had been received either from the surgeon or the chaplain. ALTERATION OF THE SESSIONAL DIVISION. Mr. W. R. WYNNE moved That the parishes of Llan- egryn and Llanrihangel-y-pennant, now forming part of the Tal-y-bont Division, be annexed to the Estimawr Division, as a more convenient and proper arrangement for the purpose of holding Special and Petty Sessions for such divisions respectively." This matter had been brought forward on account of the inconvenience ex- perienced by persons living at the parishes already named in having to come all the way to Dolgelley to have their cases tried. It was the general wish of the farmers and others that this alteration should take place. He had been spoken to upon the matter fJ.Y persons occupying an influ- ential position, and they in common with others were all in favour of the change. Mr. KIRKBY seconded the motion. Mr. THRUSTON thought the case had not been satisfac- torily made out. There were other places to be thought of besides these parishes. H/wever, if he could get an assu- rance from the gentlemen interested in the proposed change that they would not move the petty sesssional meeting at. Pemml,he would be inclined to view the proposition in. a more favourable light. He was inclined to think that. the magistrates were studying their own convenience in holding the sessions at another place instead of coming to Dolgelley. If the division were altered, Corris would suffer, and the sessions at Pennal would be taken away altogether. If this was going to lie the result of th.e al- tention he should most strenuously oppose it. He pro- posed a resolution to the effect that the present armxige- meiit was considered satisfactory, and that it WAS not thought expedient to alter the division as suggestei The amendment, having been seconded, was put, but the original IlwtiUl1 was carried by a large majority. POLICE AND COUNTY RATES. The county rate required for the ensuing term was stated to be only in the pound.. There was no rate required for the police Î11 consequence of thero being suriiclCnt funds in hand aa, to m.ak t rate unnecessary. After one or two other matters of minor importance had been discussed, the C()ll-t aujourneduntil eleven o'clock the following morning. ) WEDNESDAY, JULY 4. The following magistrates were present :-Col. Totten- ham, Chairman; Lewis Williams, Esq., Vronwnion, John Vaughan, Esq., Nannau, H. J. Reveley, Esq., Bryn- ygwin, Griffith Williams, Esq., Borthwnog, W. J. Beale, Esq., Bryntirion, E. G. Jones, Esq., Frondderw. The following comprised the Grand Jury:—Messrs. Thomas Seaton, Towyn, foreman, Evan Evans, Gesel, Hugh Evans, Penrowen, David Evans, Typridd, Griffith Griffiths, Bronyffynon, Daniel Hughes, Ty'nllwynhen, John Humphreys, Towyn, Thomas Jones, Doldyhewydd, John Jones, Cilcemaes, Morris Jones, Ysguborwen, David Jones, Cwmcelli, Evan Jones, Black Lion, Towyn, Thos. Jones, Towyn, John Lewis, Fronfraith, Lewis Lewis, Ynys Mill, Win. Lloyd, Brynllwyd, John Owen, Ty'ny- maes, Owen Owen, Hendre, John Price, Dolgoch, Mesach Price, Tymawr, Hugh Pugh, Abercwmeiddaw, John Roberts, Perfeddnant, John Wynne, Bronyprys. STOPPING UP OF HIGHWAYS. Mr. Thomas Jones, Portmadoc, applied to the Court, on behalf of Mr. Rees D. Richards, Vronolan, Barmouth, for the closing up of a certain highway near Barmouth. Mr. William Griffith opposed the application, but the necessary notices of appeal not having been given he could not be heard, and the order was granted. Mr Jones also applied on behalf of Lord Harlech, for the stopping up of two highways in the parish of Llanfi- hangel y traethau, as being unnecessary, there having been more convenient highways in use for some years past. The application was granted. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. STEALING A GOLD RING AT FESTINIOG. Catherine Hughes was charged with stealing one gold ring from one Jonathan Edwards on the 26th June, 1876, at Festiniog. Mr. David Pugh appeared for prosecution. The pri- soner was undefended. P.S. Robert Jones said—I received information that a ring had been lost in June, 1876. I apprehended prisoner on the 29th May, under a warrant. 1 asked to look at a keeper ring she had been wearing. I said I wanted to see her because Margaret Edwards had lost one. Prisoner had a ring on her finger. I produce the ring. I took the ring to Edwards's wife. I then charged her with stealing the ring. Prisoner told me that the ring was g-iven to her by her first husband. ° Margaret Edwards, wife of prosecutor, examined-The ring produced is my property. My husband had the ring from Catherine Jones. I am sure that the ring produced is my ring. The prisoner was at my house in June, 1876 it was on a Thursday. Prisoner was working in our house that day. I took the ring off my finger, and left it on a cash-book on the dresser. No one came to our house that day except the two lodgers and my husband.—Cross-ex- amined by prisoner There were only two women in the house at the time. Catherine Jones-I live at Four Crosses, and am the wife of David Jones. I know the ring produced. It once belonged to me; I sold it to Jonathan Edwards. The ring produced is the one which I sold to Edwards for 17s I had purchased it for 22s.—Cross-examined by prisoner I am sure this is the ring I sold to Jonathan Edwards. Job Owen-I live at Liverpool. I recollect beinc at Mrs Edwards's shop on the 8th June, 1876. I produce my diary. The following is an extract from same Mrs Edwards lost a ring, and suspects a charwoman has taken it." I was lodging at Mrs. Edwards's at the time. Verdict, guilty. The Court taking into consideration that the prisoner had been in prison since the 31st May sentenced her to seven weeks' imprisonment only. CHARGE OF STEALING HAY AT DOLGELLEY. John Pugh, carrier, Dolgelley, was charged with steal- i ing 7 cwts. of hay, the property of Mrs. Jones, SHIP ] Hotel, Dolgelley, on the 10th April. .,7IV1IR- ^AVI.D APPEARED FOR THE PROSECUTION, AND MR. VV. LI. DAVIES FOR THE ORISONER. William Richards examined—I am husbandman for Mrs. Jones, Ship Hotel. Mrs. Jones has a field near Lilwyn, where there is a stack of hay. Some hay was missed about the beginning of April. I missed from 7 to 10 cwts of hay. The hay in the centre of the stack was heated. The stack was the property of Mrs Jones. Cross-examined by Mr. Davies-I know Rees Davies's field, it is opposite the railway, it is one field from the prisoner s. The road to the prisoner's field is through Rees Davies's field. The hay was dark in colour. I swear there was no black hay in the prisoner's stack. The stack is near the road. Anyone going to Rees Davies's field must pass through Llwyn farmyard. There are no walls alon- the track, it is an open track through the field. ° Re-examined—Anyone going to prisoner's field would not have to go near the railway fence. When I go for hay for Mrs. Jones I go through the level crossing. Examined by Chairman The field is a level meadow. The hay on prisoner's field is not the same as that on Mrs. J ones s. P.C. R. Vaughan, Dolgelley, examined-On the 11th of May, I went to see Mrs. Jones's haystack. I saw some cart wheel tracks. The tire of one wheel was worn, the nails in the other tire protruded. The marks were near Mrs. Jones s stack. I saw them along the field at the gap near EL wyn. The prisoner in going to his field had to go through Rees Davies's field. I obtained a search warrant. There was a new tire to the wheel found on prisoner's premises. The tire of this wheel corresponded with the marks on the track in Mrs. Jones's field. Pri- soner was in his stable when I went there. It was prisoner's cart. When executing the warrant the pri- soner asked me what we wanted. Inspector Jones said that we were in search of hay. The prisoner said that he had found some hay in Rees Davies's field, and that he took it home with him. I produce a portion of the hay found in prisoner s stable. Cross-examined-I did not weigh the hay in the sack. It was rather damp. About thirty or forty pounds of hay in sack. What we took was in a heap. The cart was left on the roadside near his stable. I remember prisoner being a witness against me in a case for permitting drunkenness, the case was dismissed. Re-examined—The mark on the plan showing the back- ing of the cart, was done before magistrates, and at their request. Inspector Owen Jones, Dolgelley, examined—I was pre- sent with Vaughan when the search warrant was executed. I told prisoner, when at the stable, that I thought the hay which I picked up there was part of Mrs. Jones's field. He said he had found it at Rees Davies's held. He said he had taken it oil the Monday following. There were wheel tracks in Mrs. Jones's field near the stack. they corresponded with the prisoner's cart. Cross-examined by Mr. Davies-On the first occasion I lid not pay special notice to the marks, but I sent Vaughan and another constable there. P.C. George Arthur, Dolgelley, examined—I noticed art wheel marks near Mrs. Jones's hay-stack. The marks in the neld corresponded with the marks on the prisoner s cart. Re-examined by the Chairman—In my opinion the marks corresponded. It was not a new tire that was on the wheel, but an old tire with new nails. Griffith Rees, platelayer on the railway, examined—I know Mrs. Jones's hay-stack. I pass it in going to my work. I remember passing it on a Tuesday, but I do not remember the date. I noticed some loose hay about the rail- way. I passed that way the previous evening. I think the hay was not loose then. Mrs. Jones's servants had keys to the railway gates at the crossing. Cross-examined-l did not examine the place minutely. I believed that the Ship people had forgotten their keys, and that the hay was dragged across the railway. There were several footmarks near the stack on Mrs. Jones's field. J Re-examined by the Bench-I left my work about five o'clock on Monday, when I passed the stack, and seven o'clock on the Tuesday morning following. Robert Richards, gate keeper, Dolgelley, examined- Prisoner has a field 011 the Llwyn estate. He has to go through my gate to fetch his hay. He passed my gate with hay in a cart on the day in question. Cross-examined—He was carrying past my gate on this day. After finishing his work he very often goes for hay. On this day he had a small quantity of hay in his cart. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
CARDIGAS^HIRE~QUARTER SESSIONS. The Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the county of Cardigan was held on Tuesday, July 3rd, in the Town Hall, Aberaeron. There were present—Charles Marshall Griffith, Esq., Q.C., chairman, H. C. Fryer, Esq., Lodge Park, Captain Jordan, Pigeonsf<«;d, T. H. Brenchley, Esq., Glaneirw, the Rev. Rhys Jones Lloyd, Troedyraur, Captain Vaughan, Brynog, Colonel Lewes, Llanllear, J. E. Rogers, Esq., Abermeurig, W. Jones, Esq., Llwyn- ygroes, Morris Da vies, Esq., Ffosrhydgaled, T. H. R. Hughes, Esq., Noyadd, T. W. Bonsail, Esq., Glanrheidol, Captain J. R. Howell, Noyadd, and Captain G. G. Wil- liams, Wallog. NEW MAGISTRATES. Arthur Howell Jones, Esq., Pen'rallt, Llangeler, and Thomas Lloyd, Esq., Adpar Cottage, qualified as county magistrates, and took their seat on the Bench. PUBLIC ANALYST. The CHAIRMAX said the first notice on the agenda paper referred to a letter from the Local Government Board, addressed to the Clerk of the Peace, calling on the justices to appoint a public analyst, under 38 and 39 Vie., c. 63. The Chairman followed by reading the letter, which was dated the 16th February, adding that the matter came before the last court, but was adjourned to the present sessions, in order that it might be considered. He was afraid that under the Act it was imperative upon the justices to appoint an analyst. He did not know whether any gentleman had a suggestion to LMIKE on the matter. Answering MI:. T. H. Brenchley, the Chairman remarked that the expenses attending the carrying out of the Act would be far out of proportion to the advantages to be derived. Mr. FRYER suggested that an analyst should be ap. pointed, not at a iixecl salary* but to be paid so much for every analysis made. The CHAIRMAN—Payment by results. Mr. Fity-Lit added, that it was a very important thing that someone should be appointed, otherwise there would be no check upon adulteration. He suggested, the ap- pointment of a public analyst in some central place, in Birmingham or Manchester. Mr. BRENCHLEY remarked that in Carmarthenshire they had appointed a gentleman in Swansea, to make an analysis when called upon. The CHAIRMAN thought there should be some prims facie ground for an analysis, and that in order to pul restrictions upon private persons in this respect the Boards of Guardians might instruct their medical officer; to make an investigation. He suggested the appointmeni of a committee to consider the matter and make recom mendations as to remuneration and duties to the nex' court, and that they should advertise in the meantime. The suggestion was agreed to. THE ABERYSTWYTH MILITIA BARRACKS. The CHAIRMAN said the next matter for eonsideratioi was a letter from the Secretary of State for War addresset to the Clerk 01: the Peace offering to take over the milif<< barracks at Aberystwyth at an annual rent of IC93. The Chairman read the correspondence referring to the matter which stated that the Government would be responsible for repairs, but would not enter into any agreement. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS thought there ought to be some arrangement by which the county would be able to recover possession of their property if they felt inclined to do so. The CHAIRMAN said it seemed to him to be an irrevocable surrender of county property. The difficulty was that there was no agreement. He felt there should be some clause by which the county could recover possession of the barracks at twelve months' notice if necessary. Mr. J. VV. SZLUMPER, the County Surveyor, in answer to questions, said the barracks cost £ 3,400 in building, and the three quarters of an acre upon which it stood, £ 200, but whetheifthey would be worth that sum now, supposing the Government refused to take them from the county, he could not say. That would, of course, depend upon the purpose for which they would be intended by the pur- chaser. So far as he could see they would be useless for any other purpose than that to which they were now applied. The Court then agreed to accept the offer of the Govern- ment. LLAXILAR SESSIONS ROOM. An application having been made under 12 Vic. c 18 to hire the sciioolhouse at Llanilar for the purpose of holding the regular meetings of Petty Sessions for the division of Upper liar, the expenses to be paid out of the county rate, Air. MORRIS DAVIES explained the application. Air. FRlElt supported the application, and moved that a early ren t of £ 3 be paid. The motion was seconded by Mr. BRENCHLEY, and agreed to. WYE FISHERY. ir Pryse Pryse was appointed a conservator of the Wye Fi. hery District. COUNTY ROADS BOARD. Mr. Willi.IM Jones, Llwynygroes, was re-appointed a member of the County Roads Board. WYREFACH BRIDGE. The CHAU.MAN referred in feeling terms to the cause pr. venting Major Lloyd Philipps's attendance at the court, fro n whom he had received a letter respecting the Wyre- fa("t Bridge. The court would remember that at the last meeting th J matter had been adjourned for the production of a certificate from the County Surveyor. Mr. J. W. SZLUMPER handed in the certificate, and re- mi ided the court that before the bridge was commenced, it HAD been resolved that, if properly constructed, it would be taken over by the county. The bridge was then formally taken over. RHIWARTHEN BRIDGE. The CHAIRMAN said Colonel Pryse had telegraphed to him requesting him to give notice on his behalf of an appli- cation for a sum of money for Rhiwarthen Bridge at the next sessions. Air. FRYER explained that the object of the bridge was to provide some mode of crossing the river Rheidol some five miles beyond Aberystwyth. He believed the expense would be more than the neighbouring parishes could well bear. A MAGISTRATE—The law says we cannot do it. Mr. FRYER.—That is the moot point. The CHAIRMAN remarKed that he was going to mention that he thought they had no power to build a new bridge. He believed there was power to build a new bridge where an old and ruinous bridge previously existed, but not to build a new bridge. Mr. W. JONES observed that there was an old bridge at the place. Mr. FRYER said there was a foot bridge at the place, and it had been washed away several times by the floods, and replaced at the expense of the parish. The CHAIRMAN said he had no doubt Colonel Pryse would come fully prepared to put the matter before the court when lie made his proposition. THE LUNATIC ASYLUM. Mr. H. C. FRYER called attention to the present state of the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum at Carmarthen. He had seen some time ago that Captain Vaughan had proposed to ask the visitors to sanction a proposal for the erection of additional accommodation at the Asylum, so as to provide for GOO patients. At present the Institution held about 3.50 or 360 patients, and it seemed the pro- posal to make that large addition was well worthy of the consideration of the Bench, and would very materially assist the visitors in arriving at some decision when they came to vote upon the proposition. The number of chargeable lunatics in the three counties was 733. If therefore they provided accommodation for GOO. they would be providing accommodation for 82 per cent. of the chargeable lunatics throughout the three counties. That was a much larger percentage than that in any other county in England, the average being about 60 per cent. There were many harmless lunatics and imbeciles about the country who were very well kept by their relatives and friends though he should be the last person not to ask the court to provide full accommodation for everyone whom it was necessary to put under restraint, for he be- lieved much harm was done by keeping lunatics at home until they became incurable. At present there were 360 patients in the Asylum, which was accommodation for 49 per cent. of the chargeable lunatics to the three counties and if accommodation were provided for about 50 more than the asylum would hold, about 60 per cent., of the chargeable lunatics, which would bring it up to the full average in the English counties. If the visitors adopted Captain Vaughan's. proposal tl5,000 or £ 20,000 would be required to provide accommodation for 250 more lunatics. He was pleased to see that the Visitors had made much fairer ar- rangements, which would decrease the proportion to be paid by Cardiganshire from 27 to 23 per cent. He only hoped that the re-arrangement of proportions would be so far a redistribution, that in building any new accessories Cardiganshire would be credited with the number of beds already provided. Having found 27 per cent. of the money they had provided over 100 beds. Only 62 of these were occupied in March last. He, therefore, hoped that fact would be considered, and that the county of Cardigan would not be asked to begin de novo. Mr. Fryer then referred to a complaint made by the Haverfordwest Board of Guardians, and, quoting from the Twelfth Annual Re- port of the Committee of Visitors, lie showed that that borough had now 25 patients in the asylum, for whom it paid £5;) per annum only in the aggregate, or 44s. per head. On the other hand Cardiganshire paid E12 10s. 4d. annually for each patient. Captain VAUGHAN replied that it was impossible for the borough of Haverfordwest to capitalize their money, be- cause their charter would not allow it. As to the pro- posal he had made to increase the accommodation, his desire was to make such an increase as to settle the ques- tion for many years to come. Mr. BRENCHLEY concurred in the observations made by the previous speakers. After some further conversation respecting the position of Haverfordwest in relation to the Asylum, the matter dropped, Mr. FRYER expressing his confidence in the Visitors to the asylum. FINES AND FEES. In answer to the Chairman, the COUNTY TREASURER (Mr. B. P. Jordan), said he had received a return of fines and fees from Mr. Mitchell, the Town Clerk of Cardigan. THE TRACTION ENGINE AT CARDIGAN. The CHAIRMAN read Colonel Yolland's report for the Board of Trade as to the stability of Cardigan Bridge. Colonel Yolland stated that in the present state of the bridge it was unsafe to allow Mr. Robinson's traction en- gine to pass over it. The Chairman also read a letter from Air. Robinson, calling upon the county to put the bridge in proper repair. The COUNTY SURVEYOR having reported that the bridge was sufficiently strong for the traffic of the district, the Court decided to decline the application. THE COLORADO BEETLE. The CHAIRMAN announced that he had received a letter from the Home Secretary, transmitting for the informa- tion of the Justices a copy of a circular issued by the Privy Council with reference to the Colorado beetle, with life-size pictures of the insect. So far as he knew, it had not yet got into the country. LUNATIC ASYLUM. The CHAIRMAN said, according to the quarterly report of the visitors to the asylum, there were 362 in that.insti- tution. The weekly charge was 9s. 4d. CORONERSHIP. The CHAIPASAN read a letter from Mr. Phillips, the coroner for the lower division of Cardigan,, resigning his post. The CLERK, of the PEACE stated that the election.of a successor rested with the freeholders. GOVERNOR'S REPORT. Mr. M. Elliott, the Governor of the County Prison, reported that during the last quarter 31 male and 4 female prisoners, were committed to the prison, of whom 3 males were for trial at the sessions. The daily average number in custody during the quarter was 14 males and 1 female. The quarter's expenditure amounted to £ 192 3s. lOd. During the quarter he had paid the County Trattsiirert24 16s. 7d., being the balance of the labour account at the last sessions. The balance during the past quarter amounted to AL13 19s. 9d. That sum would be accounted for by him in due course. The estimated profit to. the county from the industrial employment of prisoners, &c., for the prison, was £ & 15s. lid. The 99th regulation of the Prison Act, 1S65, as to separation of prisoners and enforcement of hard labour had heen earned ont as far as possible during the quarter. VISITING JUSTICES RFLPORT. l Messrs. D- Griffith DaviesV William Buck, J. R. Howell, T. M. Breikehley, Thomas Davies, and T. 1: P. Wagner, [ visiting justices., reported AA follov;s:- Gentlemen,—We have the honour to report. 5or the informa- tiolof. the magistrates in Quarter Sessions assembled, that the routine and. discipline of tha gaol has been earried oui, satis- fac jorily during the last quarter. lYison labour has been duly utilized. We beg to forward a letter of resignation from the utilized. WE beg to forward a letter of resignation from the surgeon, >Ir. W. M. Noott, and reojaest permission to advertise for a successor in the usual manner. As it is understood, Mr- \V. Mi Kcott leaves Cardigan immediately, we will make the nscessary arrangements fev the proper attendance of the sick. Our attention has been, called by the gaoler and, surgeon* to the state in which a priscsaer (Fraonk Jones) was received on. coal- viction Iroiii Aberystwyth he was a mass of verrain and. itch, and was allowed to t avel down with two decently-dsessea t. healthy boys (prisoners)^ and was also fc-f a night an innmte im the cells at Aberaeron, W» would suggest that in eases of such MANIFEST tilisa awl disease, if no means EXIST at the place of committal for cieansjag the prisoner, he should be conveyed separately, so-, as to avoid contagion. cout 1011. L The resignation of the surgeon, who is leaving the county, was accented.o r 1 In answer to tke Chairman, Major BASWETT LIEWITJ said there was no nutans of cleansing, prisoners at tae Aberyst- r wyth lock-up. The only business of the police, UNDER exist- 3, ing arrangements, waste hand prisoners, as soon as possible over to the iuoler. Their only mode of cauveyaice was t the contract means, which obliged the police to convey the t man with other prisoners if there were any. Mr. FRYER said it was quite clear that accommodation 5 ought to be provided at the Aberystwyth lock-up for cases t of that sort. He was sorry to say there was no aceoinnio dation whatever at the lock-up. t SURGEON'S li.EP0.RT. Air. W. M. Noott reported that the health of the prisoners, with. some few exceptions, had been goodduring the past Quarter. The prison clothing and bedding, as well as the diet, Ivld been geved in quality and sufficient in quantity. l COUNTY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Lt. Mr. J. W. Szlumper, C.E., the county surveyor, reported that a all the county bridges had, during the past quarter, been main- I tained in a satisfactory manner. The owner of the traction en- gine used at Cardigan took steps as directed by 24 and 25 Vic. cap. 70, sec. 6, to remove the prohibition which had been made • and the Secretary of State appointed Col. Yolland to report. rrhe County Surveyor had met the Colonel at Cardigan on the 20th April last, whose report would be laid before these Sessions, and would be found to adopt the view he took. He had since' had an application from the owner of the traction engine requesting that the bridge should be made sufficiently strong to carry the engine in question. Complaints had been made to him of the low state of the parapet walls of Llanio Bridge over the River Tern. He considered they were dangerously low, and should be raised. He proposed that they should be raised so as to be of a height of 2 ft. 9 in. above the road level. The bridge over Wyre- fach, near Mabws, had been satisfactorily built, and, in accord- ance with 43 Geo. 111. c. 59, appended certificate for the same. 1 \T ILN<01J • JONES, Llwynygroes, seconded y ilr. J. E ROGERS, it was agreed to order the work to be done at Llanio Bridge, at a cost not exceeding 210. THE CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. as follows •—SETT LEWIS' THE CHIEF constable reported f to s«bmit for your inspection my returns n l Znn,MendlJK the 30th June- 1877' rlle "umber of per- to 444 Th- w>ami,appre^ended during the quarter amounts committed "for trial',1^! summariWConvicted thr6e and 67 discharged. The number of persons summarily convicted during the past quarter shows an increase of 125 when compared with the number dealt with in the corresponding quarter of last year, the large increase being due to the number of hcensed victuallers and drunkards who have been proceeded against I have been requested by H.M.'s Insnert-M- ,,F bring the state of the Aberystwyth lock-un house to'th +• of the Bench. In his annual report! C^tWillt "That in Aberystwyth the accommodation both for police d nieut^' pnsoners reclulres a considerable amount of improv^ Major LEWIS, in answer to the Chairman said the Aberystwyth lock-up needed re-building. Very little could be done in the way of repairs to improve the edifice. ihe walls were good but the plan was altogether inade- quate to the requirements. 6 ^R'J^RYK-R S there was no doubt that the place wanted considerable improvement. It had been the same for the last fifty years, although the population had largely lnci eased within that time. The only thing was what SJ10U^ take. Ihe situation was in a good position and the lease renewable for ever. NO doubt a lar-e sum would be required to put the place in a proper state. At present, and no one would scarcely believe it there wis only one cell. Mr. BRENCHLEY asked what Mr. Fryer meant by a large sum ? Mr. FRYER replied J3600 or JB700. He did not know what the Prisons Act would contain when passed, but what was wanted was a lockup at each end of the county for prisoners sentenced to short terms of confinement. He suggested the formation of a committee to consider the matter and bring in a report. • Mr BREXCHLKV said the committee would only say that in the present state of the law they did not recommend any- thing to be done. Major BASSETT LEWIS said the Inspector, Capt. Willis Aberystwyth™™ 8°ME IMPROVEMENT TO the lockup at The Court further spoke of the matter, but finally ad- journed its consideration pending the passing of the Prisons Act. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES REPORTS. ^R;, SUPT- JOHN LLOYD, Aberystwyth division, re- ported that he had inspected weights, measures and balances at Aberystwyth, Iregaron, Llanon, and ialybont. The weights and measures at all of these places were found in a very fair state. Some of the weights were rather lighter than the patterns, but the errors being small, were adjusted. The proving and stamping fees, zel 6s. 6d,, had been handed over to the county treasurer. ^R- Supt. RICHARD LLOYD, Cardigan division, also re- ported that he had examined weights, measures, and balances at New Inn and Rhyd Lewis, where he found tnem M a fair state of repairs. The fees received by him tor stamping and proving, amounting to lis. 3d. had been paid to the county treasurer. RATES A county rate of d. in the pound and a police rate of 14.d. were agreed to. SECOND DAY..—WEDNESDAY. Before Charles Marshall Griffith, Esq., chairmaa • J E. Rogers, Esq., and Captain Vaughan. THE GRAND JURY. Ihe following gentlemen were empanelled on the E-rand jury Messrs. Joseph Clougher, stationer, Cardigan foreman; Stephen Kackpoo!, Tymawr, LlanbatW Croyddin-issa, David Davies, Tycoch, Dihewid, Robert I)oughton, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, T. J. Ede, draper Great Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, Griffith Evars' Cetnmaesmawr, Troedyraur, John Griffiths, carrier, Tre- techan, Aberystwyth, John James, Dolgoch, Troedyraur James Jenkins, Trefrefawr, Tremain, Jonathan Jenkins' Caullefas, I remain, William Jenkins, Fosyffal, Llan- wenog, James Jones, Piercefield, Aberystwyth, William •'ONEFS' /ynywern, Llanfihangel Mefenydd, David Jones,. Erwfarfe, Llanbadarn Croyddin Ueha, John Paull Blaenchywernog, Cwmrheidol, E. Llewelyn Nowell, Little Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, and John Stedman, Pendre, Llanfihangel Croyddin-issa. THE CHARGE. Mr. Frederick Roberts, the Clerk of th- Peie? having read her Majesty's proclamation, the CHAIRMAN' addressing the Grand Jury, remarked, after referring to the three cases set down for hearing, that the lightness of the calendar would be a subject of congratulation to them and the county generally. He hoped that on that occasion he should not be going out of his way in commenting upon a fact which was not a subject of congratulation. He referred to the very extraordinary increase which had taken place in convictions for drunkenness throughout the country. During the past quarter there had been no fewer than 106 convictions for drunkenness in Cardigan- shire, which was not a large county with a crowded population. There had not only been charges against, but convictions of 56 licensed victuallers for offences against ^C?NSRIY, F" 1 a TWE7ER,ILO CONVICTIONS FOR assault,. and he nad been told that drunkenness was too often the ca.use. The Jury had no doubt observed by the public newspapers that there was a general complaint respecting the enormous increase of drunkenness in the country Judges m the large towns who had tried, criminal cases attributed the majority of the acts of violence which came under their notice to drunkenness. In Wales where the people were peaceable, they did not hear of serious acts of violence, but the increase of drunkenness and the facilities for obtaining drink was a matter of great regret He hoped that all of them would, to the best of their ability do what they could to put a check upon what was becom- a county sin. The Justices of the county were bound to see that the Licensing Act was carried out. When they found that 06 persons, entrusted with the responsibility of holding public-house licences, had been guilty of. the offences for which they had been tried and convicted, it was quite time they should watch the matter with con- siderable care. It was a sad thing to witness at the markets and fairs in the county, men in almost all positions of life giving way to that unhappy vice. He hoped the Jury would do all they could to put a stop to it. They could do more in that direction by setting a good example than by talking and preaching against the vice. They should regard drunkenness as a disgrace and a. discredit to a man. He was sorry to notice that a practice prevailed in the county of selling intoxicating drink upon unlicensed premises. The practice was not only irregular but the offenders-were liable to a heavy penalty. IT was not onlv a gross injustice to licensed persons, but the PE-WNS WERI not under supervision as to what sort of liquor they sold He ce/tamly deemed it his duty to bring BEFORE his brother magistrates the information he had received respecfang the practice, and he hoped the heaviest penalties for the offence would be imposed by tfce various benched-of magistrates in the county. TRIAL OF PRISONERS. LARCENY. Thcmas James, 18, of no occupation, pleaded guilty to stealing two pair of stockings on the Uth June, at Moelach the property of William Jones; and also to stealing on the same date a pair of boots, at Henfynyw, TIE property of Hannah Williams. The prisoner had been in a reforma- tory, and appeared in court wearing a suit, of clothes, which, HIE said he had bought with money gives to him on leaving; that institution. He was sentenced to eight monthi; imprisonment, with hard labour. It appeared: that the prisoner had recently absconded FROM the Neath, K EF ORMAT ory. William Strawbridge, 17, stonemason, a companion of the last prisoner, who had also been at a ref-vraiatory, was indicted, for stealing two, pair of stockings at Moelach, on p the 9th June, the property of William JONES. Prisoner; pleaded not guilty. Mr. Maurice Davies prosecuted pri- I sonerwas undefended. Sarah Jones proved missing the. stockings from a hedge- at the back of the KOUSE •; and also, iudentified them as hers. P.C. T. Phillips*NEW TNRI, said he faundthe prisoner in bed, told him to YET up, a!ad, that-, on dressing, he put ou one pair of the MISSING s .Prisoner stated in defence that when WALKING FROM Car-- digan his companion suggested that TIAEY should steal: SOMETHING, sell it, and get money. HE declined, His- friend then went aciross a FIELDS and 0:1 RIFTURNINO-" li," n.Aif with hin\ the two pair of stockings. THE Jury ^found the rdHoner B.to mWKRSS labour. Ihis prisoner nad ikewise T*— I.^ro.raaatory. UULUI WW o ,AL?'K' £ r> ™EFT ABERYSTWYTH John PLEA,led not guilt/ to. stealing (.•ne HVE -TI-pnl, AT Aberystwyth* the ptopertj.. l°rris. Mr. Maurice DAVIES pircee- cuted, Urip. uudfcfeuded. According to i&e evi- DEVICE .I T Morris^ his wife, and Rvans, it TLFR/- IT*M?OR<ER was seen to :;o through, the TH,-Golden Eagle Inn, into the yard, and back hajring on HJS exit, IT was SAID, some- '1 'DER his arm. T?*e suspicion OS TL^E land- 1 UF ,'JEVU ROUS'D, she went out after prisoner, who TAAT HE had taken anything. She, however, com- inuiucaied WITH P.S. Evans, who searched prisoner, find- J10 I but seve.'jal feathers resembling those 011 the OR &' OF the JIUY asked where the fowl was., and inti- mated tv-at it was tat home AT the prisent time. At the conclusion of the evidence, the Jury found, A verdict of HOT GUIIIY, and tl\e prisoner was discharged, the Chairs IN an cautioning him to be careful in future as he might, not ALWAYS be so fortunate. APPEAL VICARS v. Ai=a Mary Jones.—The respondent did.caot appear when called upon, Mr. H&venhill made the neces- sary proofs, and the Court quashed the order of the magis- trates.
-=== TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. JULY. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. BARMOUTH. AAU. P.M. A.M. P.M7!~ATMT D M I N. 'J 2 23 2 58 2 52 3 27 2 32 3 7 LL'T- I 3 32 4 6 4 1 4 35: 3 41 4 15 S.IN. B 4 40 .) LO ;.) S O 42 4 4'J 5 00 HON. 5 29 5 45 5 58 6 14 5 38 5 54 'NES. 10 O 14 6 42 6 43 7 11 G 23 (J 51 WED. IT 7 8 7 33 7 37 8 2 7 17 7 49 J THUR. 12 7 59 8 14 8 28 8 43 8 8 I 8 23