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TIPYN 0 BOB PETH. A Liberal Club has been formed for Sandbach and its neigh- bourhood. The Rev. J. D. Davies, rector of Llanmardoc, is engaged in writing a history of West Gower, Glamorganshire. Eyarth Hall, near Ruthin, is now the residence of the well- known authoress, Miss Rhoda Broughton. Steps are taken in the Aberdare Valley for the formation of a union amorigst the colliers in South Wales and Monmouthshire. On Fridav, July 27, the 106th Regiment left ( hesterfor Man- chester, being succeeded bv the 96th Regiment, from Aldershot. Mr Justice Denman has refused to make an order on the prose- cution to pay the costs of Josephine Morris, who was acquitted at the Manchester assizes on a. charge of perjury. On Wednesday, July 25, the parish church of Christleton was re-opened, after having been almost entirely closed for two years. The body of the church has been entirely rebuilt. The proposal for the application of a charter for incorporation for the boroush of Bangor has been deferred pending the return of Lord Penrhyn, the chairman of the Local Board. The Enqineer says that the Chester Suspension Bridge re- quires careful examination if the Bath catastrophe is not to be repeated, and that the Board of Trade ought certainly to have it examined and reported upon. As a stonemason named Thomas W llliams was working on the marine drive at Llandudno, he fell in a fit over the steep em- bankments and rocks to within a few feet of the water, and sus- tained rather serious injuries.. The crucifix in the central compartment of the veredos m St. Mary's Church, Denbigh, which was pronounced legal by Lord Penzance lately, and which had been removed by order of the Bishop has been re-erected. Mr Gunton, the distinguished organist of Chester Cathedral, has resigned, and has been appointed honorary organist by the Chapter. His successor is Mr. Bridge, the brother of the organist of Westminster Abbey. Mr. George Wright has added to the second edition of the programme .of the Congress to be held at Llangollen a little sketch map of the part of North Wales the Congress proposes travelling through on the various excursions. A trade crisis is imminent in the Merthyr and Aberdare Valley. Nearly 2,000 colliers gave notice a few weeks agoagainst a 10 per cent. reduction. At the Dowlais Works all the iron- workers' contracts were to terminate on Tuesday, July 31. This step will affect several thousand persons. It is annonnced that Ladv Beatrice Grosvenor, second daugh- ter of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, is engaged to the Honourable Charles Compton William Cavendish, eldest son of Lord Chesham, and who is at present lieutenant and adjutant of the lOth Hussars. On Thursday, July 26, at Llanellv police court, Ann Barry, aged 18, was committed for trial at the assizes for the wilful murder -of her illegitimate child. The body was found on Monday in a boiler containing water. On the previous night the prisoner had stayed at a lodging house, and it was noticed that she was enceinte. T I AT At the Aberdare police court on Tuesday, July 24, Mr. R. H. Rys a leading local magistrate, and chairman and vice-chairman of several public bodies, fined himself 5s. and costs for allowing his dog to be at large. He could not, he said, conscientiously fine other people for such an offence unless he dealt the same measure towards himself. A regatta was held at Bull Bay, near Amlwch, on Friday, July 27. The chief prize for sailing boats was won by the Comet, E. Jones Bangor, the winner of the sailing boat prize at Conway and at numerous other regattas last year, the Brothers, Robert Jones, taking the second prize. The annual assembly of the Welsh Congregational Union will this year be held at Portmadoc, on the 7th, 8tli, and 9th of August. Mr. Henry Richard, M.P., is expected to preside. One feature of the meeting, which will attract numbers of ministers and laymen from all parts of the of the Principality, will be the laying of the foundation stone of the new memorial chapel. Thomas Jones, a stoker, fell off a goods train near Gaerwen, -on the Chester and Holyhead railway, on Saturday, July 28. He never recovered consciousness after his admission to Bangor Infirmary, and died about eleven o'clockon Sunday morning. He was about twenty years of age. On Monday an inquest was held before Mr. J. Tatlock, coroner for the city of Chester upon the body of Edwanl Lewis Jones, eleven years of age, the son of a cheesemonger's assistant, living in Louisa-street, Chester. On Saturday afternoon, July 28th, tlje deceased was seen watching a boyhathing near Stone Bridge, in the canal, but he went away from there. At night he was missed, and on the canal being draggedhis body was found. A verdict of Found drowned was returned. The death is announcecLof Dr. E. S. Bellyse, of the Oakfields, Stapeley, near Nantwich, in the fifty-eighth year of his age. The deceased centleman, who was held in high esteem by all his neighbours, was the son of the late Mr. John Bellyse, of Audlem. He harl held the office of medical officer to the Wybunbury dis- trict since 1860. He was the author of an essay on Acute Rheumatism," and contributed a very valuable article to the Lancet on Diphtheria." On Saturday, July 28, Robert Jones, who was recently tried .and acquitted of the murder of his wife, was brought up under warrant before the Rhyl magistrates charged with having used threatening language to Dr. Parry, who gave evidence as to the state in which he found deceased when called to the farm. Formal evidence having been taken, the case was adjourned to Monday. Some excitement prevails in the neighbourhood, it beingmooted that other warrants of the same kind are out against the prisoner. A correspondent of the Record signing himself A Magis- trate," writesWill it be credited that in North Wales, that supposed land of Protestantism, that stronghold of Protestant Dissenters, the name of the Principal of the Training College at Carnarvon has for weeks, if not for months, been published in the list of members of the Society of the Holy Cross," and yet not the slightest public notice has been taken of it by either Churchmen or Dissenters? The two North Wales Bishops are ex-officio members of the Government Committee. If no action is taken in the matter, of what use are tierce speeches in Convo- cation or Parliament ? On Saturday afternoon, July 28, Walter Harrop. aged years, who had been for about a week employed as a clearing-house number-taker at Chester General Railway Station, was killed while engaged in taking the numbers of waggons. A locomotive and several waggons passed over his body, mutilating him fright- fully.—On the same morning, the body of a boy about four years of age, the son of Mr. David Chatterton, The Groves, Chester, was found in the river between some boats, only a few yards from his father's house. The boy had been last seen by "the river side on Thursday, and on Friday a close search had been made for the body without success. An inquest was held in the afternoon, and a verdict of "Found drowned" was re- turned. At the last-Denbigh quarter sessions a warm discussion took place with reference to the suspension from office of the county analyst for two years. The Local Government Board, after some correspondence with the Clerk of the Peace for the county, in- formed the magistracy that they had not the power to suspend Ir. Bancroft. Compensation was claimed, and a sum of C25 was voted to Mr. Bancroft without the public having any benefit from his services in lieu of that amount. A majority of one out of a total of seventeen magistrates present, afterwards passed a resolution doing away with the office. The Local Government Board have now pointed out to the magistrates that they have no power to do away with the office. The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute will be held on August 7 to 14 inclusive, at Hereford, under the presi- dency of the Bishop of the Diocese. Among the objects to be visited and described are the Cathedral at Hereford, Ludlow Castle and Church, and the Church of Leominster; Sutton Walls and Marden Church Kilpeck Church and Castle, Ewyas Harold Castle and Church and Abbey Dore Church Madley Church and Belmont Priory; Goodrich Castle and Flanesford Priory; Kenchester (Magna Castra), Offa's Dyke, Byford, Mon- nington, and Bredwardine Churches, and Credenhill Church and Camp and lastly, Tewkesbury Abbey. The Beaumaris Regatta, on Saturday, July 28, was inaugurated by an ocean race for a purse of 20 guineas, for yachts of any size, belonging to recognized yacht clubs, from Liverpool to Beali- maris, the finish being off the red buoy at Beaumaris. There were six entries. There was a fair westerly breeze, ac- ■oompanied with lain at Beaumaris. The Challenge (20 tons, Mr. H. Thompson), which carried off nearly all the prizes offered at regattas on the Welsh coast last year, rounded the buoy at 3h. 41m. 4bsee. taking the first prize; the Spindrift (20 tons, Mr. T. R. Littledale) being an hour and two minutes later. Last year, the Messrs. Baker, of the Williams-Bulkeley Arms Hotel, gave the chief yachting prize, which was carried off by Colonel Thompson, the owner of the Challenge. Colonel Thompson generously' acknowledges the liberality of the Messrs. Baker by 'this year offering a cup, value 50 guineas, with which the com- mittee give. 7e20, for yachts from 16 to 20 tonnage, to be won by t the same yacht two consecutive years. The Clio, 2,000 tons, which has been granted by the Admiralty ::f()r the purposes of an industrial training ship for poor orphans and destitute boys belonging to North Wales, Chester, and the border counties, arrived in the Menai Straits on Saturday morn- ing, July 28, in tow of the tug Sampson, and in charge of Capt. ;Woger, R.N., with whom the proposal for such a ship originated and has-been carried out, and who has been appointed captain- superintendent. The Clio, after leaving Sheerness, met with very rough weather, and when off the Land's End, on Wednes- day night, was caught in the gale and sustained'some damage. The Valorous gunhoat, in whose charge she left Sheerness, also parted company with her consequent upon the bad weather. The mooring grounds of the Clio are in Bangor Pool, on the Anglesey side of the Menai Straits, almost opposite Bangor, and ■situate midway between Garth Ferry and Glynygarth, just under Mr. Hugh Mason s seat. On Saturday her arrival created a good deal of excitement, and the Bangor boatman drove an active trade in rowing visitors to and from the vessel. According to present arrangements, she is to be formally opened on Monday, August 20, and the Duke of Westminster (chairman of the com- mittee), Lord'Penrhyn, Sir R. Bulkeley, Bart., and other mem- bers of the executive committee are expected to take part in the ,prooeedings At'the Chester Assizes on Thursday, July 26, William Pitt (52), builder, Chester, was arraigned on three indictments for cheque for £70 8s. d. on the 2nd of March, 1876 (2). of u cheque for £512s. on the 28th of October, 1S76; and (3) of a clwque for £13 IS. 4d. on the 18th of November, 1876 also, .on twc indictments for ■embezzlement—(1) the sum of Ios. in October, 1875, the moneyof the City of Chester Benefit Building Sooiety, cf which he was secretary, and on divers other dates va.rious tMms of money amounting to £4.: and (2) certain sums amounting to JE10 in the month of October, 1875. He at first Tileadet! iot guilty; but subsequently, on the advice of his counsel, ,}ie pleaded guilty to the charges of embezzlement, and 58tr. Marshal], who was for the prosecution, said he did not pro- pose to offer any evidence on the indictments for forgery.—Mr. who appeared for the prisoner, explained tiwti during the latter portion of his-secretaryship of the prose- cuting torn puny the prisoner was in very bad health, and his bu-naess 1V in a very critical state in fact, he ultimately he- clike p. T. Holland,, one of the trustees of the soelffsy. and Mr J. Tibbits, the solicitor to the society, were bothieath-'i]; and both testified to the excellent character hitherto borne fby "the prisoner. On the following day the prisoner was sentenced -fco^ighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour. John fleet, ^labourer, JNimtwich, who was convicted of felo- niously eauiihig grievous boilily hann -to Win. Challinor, a man eighty age, -It Stapeley, on the 4th of June last, was brougtit #p fv r sentence. His Lordship commented in severe terms najwn tlbe atrociousness of te. o-ffence, and said he scarcelT ever .remembered sulc a crime. He then sentenced prisoner «*■> fifteen years' penal servitude. Lord J'Wfitioe Bramwell, in his charge toi the Grand Jury at Chester A-stSxes.-a&id 'ie believed-the calendar \vas Tather larger than usual dothis time of the year, and ceitainly it had some very serious of!«»ut«i in it. Perhaps it looked -worse to him after coming fro as Soutk Wales, where in hve.counties he thought <there were icsstv-two assize cases. There was a wonderful ab- sence of criw there. At Cardiff there are no prisoners, nor are •there an Y at Cardigan, •whilst at Breaon there v ere, only two jnen for iriaJ. being charger! with stealing thiee fowls and the otfcer with stealing a pair of trousers, lhere was one serious •offence stfc which they aook good care to tell thaw was committed by an Knglishm.ti; and as Carmarthen 'thsre were seven: prisoners. He told then, howev&i, they ought not t» be too prcrad! of their immunity frfcin crime, because it anight very well he that if a Cardiganshire n-ian was so minded to SOi-ibeJutve himself be would natnr.rlly go to where lie would find IMOre VCAIJIT- for hi. abilities in thai way. ind that Ithey, poor Beglish 5>e<i>le, find him on theirsidf- of Ihe I ee or the Wye. ips. therefore, sthe Grand Jury tmffht not be so (le-e proc-;eda.1. tha statfofthHM calendar fjoin what they lftight call theoonvofse consideration,of the.sitiiatioll, ag it was hot their inrlig^nov«t: or native population that figured so much m it as some of tii'>*e wandering persona whose adventurous dispositions l i l tlu-»* .way from the places where they were born to other licalitieg \nre tliev got larger wages, and where t-hey were sub- ject to iuoiv 'temptation. He could not but thint it would be a very g(-.ki lili,,L, if a discretion were givem to the magistrates to commit ertfasr to the sessions or assizes, so that where they thought a eac,-g oa grave one they would commit to the assizes, I to the se»*{kwis when it was a trivial one. As all <«ir legisla- tieri was 01 a tentative character, power might be gin-n to a jud;e to remove-a, case which had been comwWted to the ses- sions to the iistgyes if it was thought fit. HlS Lordship an- nounced that in Mmre the Chester assizes would be held before the assi,zes in the Welsh towns, and he gave that notice now in orjer tlo.t professiotuj gentlemen might be prepared. The pre- sent arrau-^turient wfts o/> excessively inconvenient that—without saying it would neva? followed again, because circumstances m'ght rentlo-e it newi;caay,-parties in future must expect the as-iizPS at Cb?«ter wc'VJ/l held before the as. lies in Welsh towns,|

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