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TOWYN. THE STORM.—As early as the Sth and 9th of this month there were ominous signs, plainly decernible to the initiated that the fine weather would in a brief space of time collapse, and that a storm of no ordinary violence was slowly coming up from the far west. In spite of every warning and appearance a large quan- tity of hay was cut, and horses, cattle, and sheep were allowed to remain where the floods delight to come. The barometer kept falling, and just as the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Towyn, Pier had ended the ram began to fall, and it fell faster and faster all through the night of the 14th, and all day on Sunday, and through the night. The red flood came tumbling down the mountain sides, and brought with it a large quantity of ferns, long grasses, and every sort of stuff likely to fill gratings and gutters. The courses had proved too small for the rushing torrents early in the afternoon, and the roads rushing torrents early in the afternoon, and the roads and str-eets were flooded. Some till18 ill th evening the banks of the Dysynni river gave way on Perfeddant farm and a tremendous volume of water rushed on to the marshes. The outfall into the sea had proved quite inade- quate to the task imposed upon it long before the water that had found its way to the marshes had reached it, which proves the necessity of what has been releitecll3- urged in these columns, viz., the construction of another outlet. The damage done to crops in the valley of the Dysynni by the present flood, if it could be fairly COlll- p'.ited, would, it is considered, cover a large portion of the cost of making an additional outfall. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr. Thomas Hill, Sande- lands Villa, proceeded as far as King's Station, on the Talyilvn Railway, on Saturday, July 21, with the inten- tioii of going by the 9-39 a.m. train as far as Dolgoch stream, where he purposed spending the remainder of the day in trout fishing. The train was being shunted in the cutting that leads to the station when Mr. Hill arrived. and it is supposed that he thought the train was moving off to Pendre Station, where passengers are booked, as he entered the cutting, presumably to walk to the other station. After walking in the direction indicated only a few yards, he was observed by the guard of the train to lean himself against the bank and to drop his head on one side. The guard ran to his assistance, and several other people who had noticed his position, among them was Mr. Williams, medical student, who upon examina- tion found life to be extinct. The old gentleman ex- pired without a struggle. An inquest was held on Mon- day before Mr. G. Jones Williams, coroner, and a re- spectable jury, of which Mr. W. Williams Jones, Bran House, was the foreman. The guard of the train and Dr. Le Page having been examined, the following verdict was returned:—" Died from disease of the heart, accelerated by over exertion."—It appears that the de- ceased was under the impression that he was late for the train, and that he hurried in consequence. Mr. Hill was the retired agent of the late Sir \V. Rouse Boughton, Bart., of Doughton Hal!, near Ludlow. All that gentle- man's estates were managed by Mr. Hill for upwards of thirty years. The last fourteen years of his life were spent at Towyn, where he had made a large number of friends. who greatly esteemed his society, and highly appreciated his sage counsel, and who feel his'sudden removal from among them as a calamity.—P.H.H. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JULY 20TH.- Before D. E. Kirkby and Maurice R. Pugh, Esqrs. Felony.—Tlios. Williams and David Rees were charged with stealing a purse containing 7s. 4d., belonging to George Higgins. The prosecutor said he lived at Towyn, and was a labourer. On Tuesday, the 17th July, he went from Dolgoch to Towyn about half-past one in the after- noon. The two prisoners, whom he did not know, went up to him, and Ihomas Williams asked him if he were on the road." Witness replied that he was, whereupon prisoners intimated that they were in the same circum- stances, and had been that morning around the town looking for breakfast. Williams had some bread and butter under his arm, so prosecutor said he would give them a drop of beer. They then went into the Whitehall Vaults, and prosecutor called for two quarts of beer, pay- ing Sd. each for the quarts. He afterwards called for a third quart, when David Rees asked for sixpence, and succeeded in inducing the waitress to let him have a quart for that sum, as the men were "on the road." Whilst sitting down prosecutor felt D&vid Rees's hand partly in his trousers' pocket, where his purse was kept, and his pocket was partly torn by Rees. Prosecutor was in drink. He became sick, and went out for a few minutes. On returning he found that the prisoners had gone away. He afterwards saw Williams in the street, and asked him for the money. Pe replied that he had not got it. Prosecutor then proceeded to the police station. When by the door Williams struck him several times in the face. He did not succeed in finding anyone at the police station. The prisoners returned towards the town, and went in the direction of Bryncrug. He followed them, and when about half a mile from Towyn the prisoners allowed him to pass. After some conversation as to the way prosecutor was going, David Rees told him to be off, and struck him in the face. He then returned to Towyn and gave information to P.C. W. Jones that night. The prisoners had no money when at the aults,—P.C. W. Joucs said he apprehended the prisoners on the Lhvyngwril Railway Station on the 18th in the morning. They had each a ticket for Harlech. Williams possessed Is. Okl., and Rees They denied 2 the accusation. They told him that they had had beer and other things and had paid for it.—The prisoners pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to six weeks' imprison- ment each. Aliened Felon,—On Monuay, July 23, a second special sessions were held at Towyn before D. E. Kirkby and Maurice R. Pugh, Esqs., to investigate a charge of felony brought .against David Evans, labourer, Maesypandy. — Willfem Williams said he was in the service of Edward Evans, farmer, Cefntrefor-fawr. He had charge of his master's entire horse, and OIl Thursday, the 19tli July, lie was going from a farm house called Cedris to another farm called Maesvpandy. The prisoner overtook witness be- tween the two farms about six o'clock in the evening. He went on to Maesypaady leaving the prisoner on the road with the two servants. He was in service at Maesypandy. Witness next saw prisoner in the stables between seven and eight o'clock. There were also present David HTis, a person named Rowland, and another called Owen, both being servants at Maesy- pandy. The prisoner offered a watch guard for sale, re- marking that lie did not want it. as he had no watch. Witness ultimately bought it for Is. and a glass of beer. The four then went to the house and had supper, and afterwards to a public house about a mile off, called Peny- bont. Witness paid for two rounds of beer, prisoner paid for another round, and a third person, paid for a third. Before leaving the pubiic house he had in his purse one sovereign in gold, several halfcrown pieces, several two shilling pieces, and some shillings, making altogether about £ 8 10s. The prisoner and Rowland accompanied witness to Maesypandy, when he returned to that farm. The prisoner slept with witness, Rowland sleeping in an adjoining room. Witness left his purse in his pocket, and his trousers lay upon the ffoor. The accused got up about five o'clock, a few minutes before witness, and went down stairs. The prisoner and others had breakfast with wit- ness at Maesypandy. He left at eight o'clock. On reaching Cefn Eclodd turnpike gate witness discovered that he had lost one sovereign and some silver, in allt. In going to Penybont on Thursday night Rowland asked prisoner to lend him 4d. for tobacco. The prisoner re- plied "Don't you know very well that I have not got one." The prisoner told witness that he had been to Towyn that day, and that he would have returned that night only his money was spent. He should have slept at Corwen if he had money.—P.C?. J. Hughes, stationed at Aberganolwyn, said, on Saturday morning, the 21st July, he saw the prisoner in a shed at Maesypandy. After charging and cautioning him, the constable asked prisoner to produce what money he had in his possession. He then took out four two-shilling pieces and three half-crown pieces. He replied to questions that that was all he had; but, on the officer searching, a sovereign fell from the prisoner's person. He then swore and gave the coin a kick towards the constable. P.C. Hughes asked prisoner why he denied having the money, but he did not answer. On being charged a second time, prisoner said I did not take them. I had them from Margaret Jones, of Hendre, Bettws, Gwerfilgoch, on Thursday last, at Towyn." The prisoner was then committed to take his trial at the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25. —Before D. E. Kirkby and M. R. Pughe, Esqs. RMing.—David Evans, of Tynypwll, Cerrigydrudion, was brought up in custody by P C*. T. Hughes, Aberganol- wyn, and was charged with having stolen, 011 the evening of the 19th July, £2 from the person of one William Williams, at Maesypandy Farm.—Committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions. There is an unusual number of tramps about this part of the country just now and we are glad to note the "t J. } watchfulness and activity of the police in dealing with. I ???• -lhe fraternity wi:i so >u find out that there is n/> abiding cities for it at Towyn and Aberganolwyn. I .1 A