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TIPYN 0 BOB PETR. "^Photographs of the five rescued miners in South Wales have been presented to the Queen. Since the failure of the deep bore to give water to London, many proposals for obtaining a water supply have been made, including one for bringing the water from Bala Lake. On Thursday, July 5, a purse of fifty pounds was presented by the Mayor of Ruthin, on behalf of the subscribers, to In- spector Sheehan, of the Denbighshire Constabulary, on his leaving Ruthin. „ A choral festival of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, was held in All Saints' Church, Llanelly, on Wednesday, July 4. There were over four hundred choristers. Mr. Radcliffe con- ducted. The preacher was the Rev. J. T. Gauntlett, Vicar of HAfJal"ccKlent occurred at the Bronwylfa Colliery, nearMold on Friday July 5. Two men, named Robert Price and R<*bert Humphreys, were working in the pit, when a large quantity of coal fell upon them, completely burying them Price died before he could be extricated, and Humphreys died just when he was taken home, four hours afterwards. On Wednesday evening, June the Earl of Chester s Rifle Volunteer Corps (6th C.R.V.) wasi inspected by Lieutenant-Col. Morant, the officer commanding the district, upon the Roodee, Chester There were present 223 of all ranks, four officers and thirty men being absent with leave, and twenty-eight men ab- sent without leave. The inspecting officer expressed his satis- faction at the manner in which the corps performed the various 6VT1w'vawincy in the office of Treasurer of the County of Car- narvon caused by the death of the late Mr. Picton Jones, was filled up by the Court of Quarter Sessions on Thursday, July 5, there were two candidates—Mr. Richard Roberts, solicitor, Pwll- heli, who was proposed by Mr Jones-Parry and seconded by Mr O Evans, and Mr. >>. 15. C.Jones, land agent, Criccieth, nroDosed by Mr. Mathew and seconded by Capt. Wynn Griffith. The latter was elected by eighteen votes against ten for Mr. Roberts. The salary was fixed at £150, At the meeting on Wednesday, July 4, of the Bangor and "Reaumaris Board of Guardians, Mr. Lloyd, district sanitary injector brought under the notice of the Board a case of overcrowding at Menai Bridge, a pauper named Hugh Jones, his two daughters with their respective husbands, and nine children, occupying a house in which there was only one room, twelve teet by nine. The relieving officer was directed to visit the house and report to the next Board. „„„ As the train leaving Chester for Bangor at 4*40 p.m. was run- ning between Prestatyn and Mostyn, on Tuesday aftern&on, July S the driver on nearing Talacre level crossing, noticed a donkey cart laden w th h v on the point of being driven through. Hear- Se whistle the lad in charge of the cart stopped, but, after a moment's delay, he apparently made up h^^ and hp started again. The driver and the aonney managed to Jet ^ross but the cart was struck by ^Xline to atoms, its contents being scattered about the line. The train sented to the Church Sunday School Union of the Rural Beanery of Chester, and the presentation of the prizes awarded inthe recent examination, took place at Chester on Thursday evening July 5. Five Sunday Schools competed for the banner bv s&g the eighth Psalm to a double chant; the duet, "Both rk-hi^and honour," fro™ Kent s anthem 'Blessed be thou," andhvmn 2S4froin Hymns Ancient and Modern." The banner was awarded to the Hardbridge Choir, the others being placed following order-St. Bridget's, St. Paul's, St. Michael's, and Christleton. An address was delivered by Mr. Henry G. Heald, a member of the London School Board, and the award was announced and the prizes distributed by the Mayor. The charge of threatening a Welsh land agent was heard at the Carnarvon Quarter Sessions, held on Friday, July 5, before Lord Newborough and other magistrates.. David R. Griffiths, Penrallt, pleaded Not Guilty" to sending a threatening letter to Mr. Edward Elias, Gorswen. Mr. Allanson prosecuted, and Dr. Commins, of Liverpool, defended. It was stated that Mr. Elias, in September last, received an anonymous letter, in which the writer threatened to destroy him and his family if he did not prevent a neighbouring farmer from holding some mountain land for which Mr. Elias was agent. The prisoner was not on good terms with Moses Thomas, the farmer in question, and the matter was placed in the hands of the police. Last spring the prisoner's housekeeper disappeared in a mysterious manner, and has not since been heard of. The police, suspecting that foul play had been committed, searched the neighbourhood, and also the prisoner's, house, where they found some writing which corresponded with that of the threatening letter. Mr. Manton, a Liverpool expert, and Mr. Smart, professor of penmanship, gave evidence to the effect that the letter and the papers pro- duced were written by one and the same person. Prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months' hard labour The death'is announced of Mr. Valentine Davis, of Carmar- then who held a prominent public position in that town for forty years. In 1855 he was appointed by the late Bishop Thirl- wall Registrar of the Diocese, and he held tha: office for about twelve years. In 1858 he was appointed Registrar of the Court of Probate, which office he held until 1873. He was also for some years Secretory to the late Bishop Thirlwall, and Chapter Clerk of St. David's Cathedral. He was also a member of the Town Council, and filled the office of Mayor three times. His liberality was displayed in a great number of ways. A year or two ago he sent the Secretary of the Carmarthen Infirmary an anonymous contribution of .£1,000. Before his death he gave each of his servants a cheque for £500. Although an attorney and for many years Registrar of the Court of Probate, he could not be prevailed on to make a will, and died intestate. The de- ceased gentleman was in his seventy-fourth year. At the Chester Police Court on Thursday, July 5, John Dutton of Whitefriars, Chester, was charged with assaulting an old lady named Louisa Boden. The complainant had a small Skye terrier which had bitten a little child on the arm. The child's mother insisted on the dog being killed, on the ground that if it was allowed to live her child would go mad. Two men, one of whom according to the complainant's statement, was the defendant, afterwards came to the house, declaring that they were representatives of the Humane Society, and after pretend- ing to examine the dog's mouth in a scientific way," took the do" away and destroyed it. They afterwards returned to the house, which they forcibly entered, and actually extorted Is. 9d. from the old lady for destroying her dog, and for some prussic acid they said they had given to it. Evidence was called to show that the defendant, who was stated to be a respectable trades- man, took no active part in the affair. The Mayor, however, eaitl that the defendant's zeal overcame his discretion," and ordered him to pay a fine of 40s., and costs. The annual meetings in connection with the Denbighshire and Flintshire Welsh Congregational Association commenced at Mold on Wednesday, July 4. A large number of ministers and laymen from the two counties were present. A long discussion took place regarding the conditions upon which Churches should be admitted into the Association; and it was resolved that no Church should have a right to take part in the proceedings of the Association unless that Church contributed towards the niwl undertakes to receive the meetings of the Association wben' called upon to do so.-The Rev. J. Morris, Llangollen, submitted his report as secretary of the home mission fund, which showed a balance in hand.—Grants were sanctioned to- wards supporting the cause at Llansantffraid, Llyn Helig, and Connah s Quay. —The Rev. D. B. Hooke (Mold) .suggested the desirability of considering the best and most effectual way of workin." the London Missionary Society in North Wales. It was decided to hold the next annual meeting at Ruthin. The most important of the meeting was the afternoon conference on the Sunday School question. A paper was read by the Rev. P. Oliver on "The School in its Different Aspects." He remarked that the educational measures taken by the Government had greatly increased the advantage of the Sunday School, and thereby increased its importance. Special preaching services were held in the evening, and were continued during Thursday. The annual meeting of the supporters of the Chester Ragged Industrial Schools was held on Tuesday, July 3, under the presidency of the Recorder of Chester, Mr. Horatio Lloyd. Letters of apology for absence were received from the Duke of Westminster and the Hishop and Dean of Chester. From the treasurer's statement it appeared that the income for the year ending December last from subscriptions, donations, and legacies was £374, and that the Boughton School earned £1,906 in- cluding £1,371 Government grant. The expenditure on the Boughton School was £2,344. The total expenditure on the three schools of Boughton, Bishop Graham, and St. Olave's, was £2,698, and there was a balance of £327 due to the treasurer. The annual report was very satisfactory. It stated that during the twenty-two years in which a. very large number of children had been boarded and lodged in the Boughton School, only two deaths had occurred—a most remarkable fact, and one which bears eloquent testimony to the care and wisdom with which the institution is managed During the last three years more than eighty children have passed out of the school, and of that number a proportion of something like seven-eighths are re- ported as going on satisfactorily. Reference was made by several of the speakers at the meeting to the increased demands made upon the schools as the result of the working of Lord Sandon's Education Act, and the hindrance caused by the want of funds to prosecute the work. Mr. Horatio Lloyd said that there had been a marked diminution of juvenile crime in the neighbourhood, and thIs he attributed to the work done by such schools as these. The Clerk of the Peace, bore similar testimony. At the Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions on Thursday, July 5, the Chief-Constabie called attention to the mysterious disappear- ance of Jane Owen, a housekeeper with Mr. David Owen, far- mer Penrallt Inco, Caerhun, who, it was alleged, left the farm early on the morning of April 12, after receiving a large sum of money from her master, stating that she was going to Liverpool. She had not been since heard of, and her relatives had offered a reward of £.30 for her discovery. He wished to know whether the county would also offer a reward.—Mr. Mousdrtle said that there was a strong feeling in the neighbourhood that a full in- vestigation had not been mads by the police.—The Chief-Consta- ble said that the neighbourhood did not know the extent of the inquiries that had already been made, and it was not desirable that they should be made public at present. He had heard enough to recommend the offer of an additional reward.—Dr. Miller considered it would be a standing disgrace to the county if the fullest possible means were not taken to'discover the wo- man, dead or alive.—In answer to Lord Newborough the Chief- Constable said that the river had been dragged and the ground adjacent to the house dug up. He had engaged divers to drag the lake.—Mr. Buckley said there was a strong feeling in the neighbourhood that the county should offer a reward. On the motion of Mr. Pennant, it was decided to supplement the reward of the relatives by £100, and to ask the Secretary of State to also offer another reward of the same amount. In April last at a meeting of the parishioners of Llandegfan, a parish attached to the living of Beaumaris, a resolution strongly adverting upon the administration by the rector of a charity left to the parish by Viscountess Bulkeley was passed and forwarded to the Charity Commissioneers. Mr. Rich. Parry, the parishioners' churchwarden and the chairman of the meet- ing, received, on Wednesday, July 4, a communication from the Charity Commissioners acknowledging the resolution, which had been comittunicated by the Board to the Rev. J. Williams Meyrick for explanation- The letter states that, with regard to the specific eemplmnt in question, the Rector replied—" I will only add that the annual amount of Lady Bulkeley's charity is about £37 lis-, and that it is distributed to from 50 to 70 people in sums of not less than 5s. each three times in the year, whilst the old and sick poor are relieved four, five, and six times, and oftener« need be. The amount given in each year, with the exception of 1873, his ^en over *-40. In 1375, it amounted to £ 45. I have, I believe, finished the commissioners with state- ments of accounts for 18(3, 1874,18*J, and 1876." The commis- sioners add that owing to the1 lmpossiV.ility of reconciling the statements of the distributor of the charity on the one hand, and the recipients on the other, tlhey thmkit desirable, with the view of preventing a recurrence of similar difficulties in the future, that additional trustees should be appointed, as an in- quiry into the apparently irreconcilable statements can be better madl by such newly-appointed trustees having a personal ac- quaintance with the' inhabitants of the parish, than by a com- quaintanoe *uu uui unknown. A communication on tto^ubiect w«ald be made to the Rector, and the opportunity the suty ect w<vuia i>e ma ie u heme, by the same order, s&s&s thB ssssrw income of the eharity to the benefit of the poor. ======-=-=:

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