CARDIGAN. Sr'OL Bouvi)—The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday, the 6th May in the Council Chamber, Dr. Thomas presiding. The Clerk re- ported tha.t a balance of £10-1 12s. kl. was due to the treasurer, and that a precept was needed. It was re- solved to adjourn the meeting for a week, so as to have a correct estimate drawn out. The meeting was then for- ma'-Vs" adjourned for a week. Ij-ji'JAi; BOARD.—The monthly meeting of this Board was held in the Council Chamber on Tuesday, May 7, Mr. T- Da vies, Bank House, presiding. It was reported that the Board could make no further advances with the cemetery ground, as the occupier of the Smithy on the Net-pool had been served with a magistrates' notice to ouit and that a warrant could not be put in force for a fortnight. The meeting then adjourned until after the ivir-aut had Putin force. tjoon TEMPLAL'.Y.—The Tivy Lodge of LO.G-.T. held +W-annual festival on Tuesday, May 7, assisted by the Bla-'iiaueroh and Llechryd lodges. The procession, hea Wl by the drum and fife band, paraded the principal in their handsome regalia. After the procession meeting vvas held in the Guildhall, when M Grind Worthy Chief Templar of Wales, and the »"««• I'jOP.OUCH PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, MAY G.— ^Beniamin Rowlands saddler, St Mary- V unMnnesi. p „ john Kudiarde with bein- an°rt'^TdiSerly iu St. Mary-street or> the 24th day ,f a nril last.—In the absence of a witness who had been wraSoned for the prosecution, the case was adjourned for a week. W, t'T) O i:' Cr.VH.DIAXS, Wkdnksoay MAY 1ST pXent • Mr. J. T. W.%James (chairman), Messrs. R. £ ;Tnki. 0«« Thnm™, K,v J. M; £ Griffiths, B. Rees, Lew» Davies, John L.wis, 1. i>le v n 1? PVIIHDDS. and 1. \viihams. » tit RdteviM Officer for Tramps.— The Chairman A letter from the late Inspector Davies resigning read a assjstant relieving officer for tramps the appo ..n" thanking the board for the kindness Y i,T the fourteen vears he had been in othce. BWnluma-.ii^^ne secJnddd by ~\h' Jonn1 Lewis, P.S. Roberts was appointed to the oificeat tho sam. snorted that orders had bepr o^itaiiied'for the remov^'on^nces Davenport and Si from this uui'Ui t > that of Sngby and of one Eii-^u-th Kv-a-.s. to Uaver? >rdwest.— :.a\ O.ven uorna:; Sorted that Dr.' les had sent a wonnn tramp, who had released from Cardigan gaol, to the Carmarthen Asvlum, she having been previr>us]y an inmate of the Denbigh Asylum.—The Clerk was instructed to write to Dr. Hoarder, the head surgeon, requesting hini to try and get some information from the woman herself, as to her place of settlement and report it to the next meeting. RcsiJ1!(!tion of the Master and Matron. A letter was then read from Mr. Williams, the master of the Work- houso. tendering the resignation of himself and the ma- tron from the 29th day of June next, as their healths would not allow them to do their duty efficiently any longer.—Mr. liees proposed, and Mr. Owen Thomas seconded, that the resignation be accepted.
TREDDOL. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, MAY 2.—Before H. C. Fryer and Edward Jeffreys, Esqs. Master and Servant.—Jones and Griffiths, timber merchants, Ynysias, claimed under the Lmployers and Workmen Act, of John Jones, Ynyslas, for absenting himself from work.—J. Hughes Jones said the defendant had been in his employ about ten years as a saw sharpener. He was paid fortnightly. He left work without leave on Good Friday and the following Saturday, and never offered to return until the Saturday week, when he asked for his wages. It was a weekly hiring. Complainant had R-iven orders to his foreman that men who absented ¡ themselves on Good Friday should not go on with their work until he had seen them.—John Parry, foreman, said he had old the defendant his masters' wishes that he should work on Good Friday. The defendant did not come to work on Friday, and did not put in an ap- pearance until three o'clock Saturday afternoon, when he wanted his pay. Defendant's wages were 18s. per week. —The question was raised whether an employer could compel his workmen to work on Good Friday, and the case was adjourned III order to decide that pOlllt.-A claim of cS1 on John Evans, Ynyslas, under similar circumstances, was abo ::1.djùnrned, Drunkenness.—Supt. Lloyd charged Richard Richards, Bontgoch, with having been drunk and disorderly on the 2i)th April.—The Rev. J. Rees, Incumbent of Elerch, said he was returning to his home from Cefngwyn, in the evening, when the defendant followed and said he wanted to speak to him. The gentleman replied that he did not want to speak to defendant, whom he requested to go home. He then went away, but afterwards came back and made a great noise, and cursed and swore on the high- way in an awful manner.—Defendant was fined 20s., and costs. Assistant Overseer.—Mr. Rd. Jones, Talybont, was ap- pointed assistant overseer.
LAMPETER. LAW.—We are glad to announce that Mr. J. Price Evans, of Myrtle Hill, Lampeter, was among the success- ful candidates who passed the final examination of the Incorporated Law Society in the Easter sittings, previously to being admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature in England. Mr. Evans served his clerkship to Messrs. Hugh Hughes and Sons, of Aberystwyth, and Messrs. Jones Blaxland and Son, Lincoln's-inn Fields, London. BOARD OF GUARDIAXS, FRIDAY, MAY 3. — Present The itev. R. Jenkins, in the chair, Mr. T. H. R. Hughes, ex- offiuio, the Rev. Jamas Jones, Cellan, Messrs. Joseph Mor- gan, and James Edwards, Lampeter, Evan Jones, Llanfair- clvdogau, William Jones, Llangybi, Thomas Jones, Llanwenog, Stephen Jenkins, Llanybyther, D. Jones, Llaufihangelrhosy- corn, John Lloyd, Pencarreg, David Lloyd, clerk, and Mr. Bircham, Local Government Board Inspector. StitUtict.So returns prosonted to the Boatd respecting out- relief. Number in the house, 15 vagrants relieved, 28. Ciairmnn.—Xi the first meeting of the Guardians," Mr. W. Jones, Llwynygroes, was re-appointed chairman, and the Rev. R. Jenkins and Mr. Lewis Davies, vice-chairmen. Education Notice.— The Clerk asked the Local Government Board Inspector's advice respecting the payment for publication of notices issued from the Education Department. lp to a certain date that Department paid at the rate of 10s. each parish for the publication of notices, but ultimately the pay- ment was discontinued. He had since incurred an expense of in publishing notices and he should like to know how he was to be paid. The Clerk read four or live letters which had passed between himself and the Local Government Board and th.3 Education Department respecting the payment. The Cen- tral Baard state 1 that they had not heard of any Board of Guardians refusing to pay the claims. The Clerk having in- curred the expense, and having received more notices to publish he wrote to the Education Department, before complying with their request, and desired to know how he was to be paid for what he had already done. That Board replied as follows :— I have now to enquire whether you will at once proceed to publish the notices above mentioned, and I have to state that in the event of your refusal, my Lords will feel it necessary to communicate with the Board of Guardians with the view of securing tho due performance of the duty in question."—Mr. Bircham said the parishes would have to pay the money event- ually, and as it was scarcely worth making a fuss about tile matter the Guardians had better pay it. Notice of payment at the next meeting was accordingly given. The Wtrkiwm-.—The Inspector said he had been through the The Wtrkiwm-.—The Inspector said he had been through the house on the previous day. The master seemed to be gettin" 0:1 with his duties very well. Mr. Bircham then went on to ad vise that the weather side of tha workhouse should be cemented; that a tank to preserve the rain water which now ran to should be provided and that a shed should be erected for tramps to work under in Wút v. eather. Highway Hoard.—At a meeting of the Highway Board, Mr. T. H. R. Hughes was appointed chairman for the ensuing year.
DINAS MAWDDWY. CONCERT.—On Wednesday, May 1, a concert was given in the schoolroom. It consisted of sacred and secular music. The Rev. J. J. Brown, M.A., presided, assisted by the Rev. E. Williams (I.M.), and Mr. Forster, quarry manager. Mr. Jones, the School, and Mr. Humphreys, accompanied the singers on the har- monium. The Dinas brass band, and the following choirs took partMallwyd_ and Dinas Choirs, Perthyfeliu Glee Party, Mr. J. Williams and party, Mr. H. Jones and party, and Mr. E. Morris and party. The following programme was gone through in a very credit- able manner .-—Overture, "Hail! Smiling Morn," Baud; anthem, "I ti Arglwydd," Dinas Choir; I; The Lord is risen," Mallwyd Choir; "B-.vrw dy faich," Abercowarch Choir; "How beautiful upon the mountains," Mallwyd Choir; "From mighty kings," Mr. J. Williams "Ithodio miu y nos," Cwm- llynau Choir The Grecian Bend," Dinas Brass Band Cynghor," Perthyfelin Glee Party "Glorious Apollo," Mallwyd Choir; "Y Gwanwyn," Cwmllynau Choir; trio, "Fair Flora," Mallwyd Choir; "Yr Haf," Dinas Choir; Y ddau Forwr," Messrs. Williams and Jones; Welsh song, Perthyfelin Choir; "Cartref," Abercowarch Choir; "Hail smiling morn," Mallwyd Choir; "Y I Ffarmwr," Cwmllynau Choir; duet, "Love and Pride," Mr. Waymonth and Miss Rowlands; "The bells of St. Miehael'sTower,Mallwyd Choir; duet, Mr. L. Jones and Miss Rowlands; finale, "God save the Queen," Brass Band, The duet sung by 1Ii-s Rowlands and Mr. Way- mouth was worthy of praise, and an encore was demanded, the Pertayfdlll, Cwiiillynau, and Dinas Choirs wero en- cored, and iii^ fact the whole programme was highly ap- preciated. Ihe audience was not large. The proceeds went to the Mallwyd Choir, who are worthy of support for the indefatigable way in which they devote themselves to Church services, and the valuable assistance given by them at the concerts held lately.
CORRIS. QUARRY AccrnEXT.s.—Accidents of this kind are now very prevalent in this neighbourhood. Many times a week wives are terrified by seeing their husbands carried home with their faces bloody or otherwise disfigured. We do not know who is to be blamed, whether the managers of the quarries cr the workmen, or neither the one nor the other. At Braichcoch Quarry, on the 1st May, a man named Edward Evans, Bridge-street, Corris, met with an accident by a piece of rock falling on him, in- juring his back seriously. The same day, at Aberllefenny Quarry, Evan Jones, also of Corris, met with an accident in similar circumstances. About a weak previously three men were opening a hole which had missed fire at Aber- cwmeiddaw Quarry, when the powder exploded and swept the boot of one man clean off his foot. The three men were more or less illj lIred. THB TI'.AMAVAY.—It Is said that this tramway, which is between here and Machynlleth, has been sold for and that it is probable that it will be adapted for the "iron horse" to run on it. If thi3 is true, we have no doubt but that it will prove very beneficial to the neigh- bourhooJ. The number of the inhabitants, and the flour- ishing state of the slate quarries in the neighbourhood, together with the Talyllyn Lake and Cacler Idris in the vicinity, is a favourable index of the traffic to be expected both in passengers, good, and minerals, should the car- riage facilities be adequate to the requirements of the
PA LLANYCHAIARN. SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the Llanychaiarn School Board was held on Thursday, May 2nd. Present: Mr. Vaugiian Davies (chairman), Mr. John James (vice-chair- man), the Rev. D. JenTcius, Messrs. Edward Lloyd, John Jenkins, and David Jones (clerk).—The Inspector's report of the recent examination of the Chancery School was read, and discussed, and the Board were of opinion that it was on the whole, satisfactory. The average number of children was 11U, and the grant earned £01 lis.—The Clerk produced an estimate of the sums required to be contri- buted by the rating authority for the half-year ending 29th September, 1878. It was accordingly resolved to issue precepts upon Llanychaiarn for EGO, and the contri- butory district of Llanbadarn Lower for JE12, to be paid on June 3rd.—The question whether it was desirable to retain the services of Mr. Owen Owen, monitor, was con- sidered, and it was ultimately agreed to give him two month's notice, terminating in the month of July; and that the question of engaging an additional pupil teacher instead be discussed at a future date.—Mr. John James gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that in future the monthly sittings of the Board should be held at ten in the morning instead of at three as at present.— The Board also agreed to pay the pupil teachers the grants earned by them.
BALA. CHIU^T CHURCH DEBATING SOCIETY. — A literary meeting in connection with this society was held at the Xatio'.irl School, Bala, on Thursday evening, May 2nd Chairman, the Rev. R. Jones, Rector of Llanycil. < Poetical effusions were addressed to the meeting by Messrs R. Roberts, Arrenig street, and J. Roberts, Castle street, Bala.—Dewi Meirion rend the adjudication of the Rev. R. Jones, and himself on the Stanzas to "Llyn Tegid." The prize was awarded to Robert Roberts, Arrenig street, Bala. In the competition for reciting Joel ii, 1-12, the prize was awarded to Owen Davies. Next followed the adjudication of the Rev. T. Jones, curate, for the best essay on the duties of children towards their parents by children under, 18 years of age, one essay came to hand by Robert Roberts, Arrenig street, who received the prize. In a competition in impromptu reading, G. Jones, tailor, Bala, "was suc- cessful. Mr. J. Roberts, Castle street, and party, sang Pistyll y Pentref. Adjudication of Dewi Meirinn on two distiches to "Cloch y Llan, best Richard Roberts, Arrenig street. In a competition in spelling, R. Ellis was first, and R. Roberts second. For the best essay on "The Lord's Supper," adjudicator, Rev. W. Williams, Vicar of Llanuwchllyn, the first and second prizes were divided between Messrs. J. Roberts, Castle street, and R. Ellis. For rendering Cwyrnp Llewelyn," the prize was awarded to Cadwalader Evans. For the best pencil sketch of Llanycil Church, adjudicated by Captain Anwyl, Erylaran first, O. Richards, Berwyn street,Bala. The impromptu addresses on the" Eclipse," elicited much applause and laughter Richard Roberts, received the prize. For the best stanzas on the Sunday School," adjudicated by Dewi Meirion first, John Roberts, Castle street, Bala second, Richard Roberts, Arrenig street, Bala. For reciting "IngGethsemane," best, Richard Roberts, Arrenig street. Next followed competition in rendering Qiiartett, Mae Brenhiniaeth," from Oivain Alaw's cantata, "The Prince of Wales," best, Messrs. Ellis Roberts and party. The Rev. T. Morgan, R.D., Llanfo's, adjudication on the best essay on Hanes y Llyfr Gweddi Cyffredin, a'i ragoroldeb," first, Mr. J. Roberts, Castle street. After the usual vote of thanks to the chairman, adjudicators, secretary, &c., the meeting concluded with singing the National Anthem. At the termination of the meeting, the members of the society and their friends partook of an excellent repast prepared by Mary Roberts, Tegid street, and Margaret Lewis, Ffrydan road, Bala. LITERARY MEETING.—The annual meeting of the Young Men's Literary Society, belonging to the Cal vinisticilletho- dists, was held in the vestry room of Tegid Chapel on Thursday, May 2nd; president, the Rev. H. Williams, M.A. After an interesting address by the chairman, Mr. W. E. Jones's adjudication for writing from dictation—1, R. Morris, Plassey-street; 3, Wm, Evans. Impromptu reading (Judges, Messrs. J. Parry and G. O. Parry)—1, Thos. Evans, painter; 2, Win. Evans, Post-oilier. Ex- amination on "Timotheus" by RdV. E. I>eters--I, R. Morris, Plassey-street; 2, J. Davies, Post-office, Trans- lation from English to Welsh (Adjudicator, Rev. T. Lewis, B.A.)—1, Morris Jones, New Shop; 2, John Davies,Post-office. Recitation (judged by Mr. H. Jones)— 1, J. P. Jones. Mr. E. Lloyd adjudication on essays on Hanes y sectau Iuddewig"—1, Morris^ Jones, New Shop 2, Robert Morris, Plassey-street. Transla- tion from Welsh to English (judged by Rev. Ellis Ed- wards, John Pulestone Jones 2, Robert Jones, Plassey-street. Impromptu speaking on "Glachtone and Lord Beaconsfield" (adjudicators, Messrs. G. Jones, Bronrhiw, and H. Jones)—prize awarded to J. Pulestone Jones. Poetical-composition on "Y Dyn" (judged by Mr. O. G. Ogwen "Alafon"). After the trial of Die Shon Dafydd, which elicited some laughter and applause, Mr. Evan delivered his adjudication on the best answers to a series of questions by the Rev. L. Edwards, D.D., on "Justification by :Faith "-1, Lewis Lewis, tailor; 2, J. Davies, Post-office. Essays on "Gwahanol Grefyddau y byd" (adjudicator, Mr. R. Roberts, clothier) —1, Edward Roberts; 2, R. Morris, Plassey-street. During the meeting Mr. Thomas Evans sang Y golomen wen," and the Society's glee party sang "Cadwn Wyl," Teithio yr y'm dan Faner 1esu," Ymdaith y Mwnc," &c. A vote of thanks was accorded to the president and to the adjudicators. The prizes consisted of books adapted for the young men, and included Grammars of the Welsh language, travels, and books published by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, &c.
DOLGELLEY. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, SATURDAY, MAY 4th.— Present: Mr. John ,Vaughan (chairman), Mr. Lewis Williams (ex-officio), Messrs. J. H. Williams, John Scott, John Jones, E. D. Evans, J. Humphreys, Richard Williams, Evan Jones, John Jones, John Evans, William Williams, Daniel Williams, William Phillips, Robert Parry, H. Davies, O. Owen, D. H. LI. Williams, and E. Griffiths; and Mr. Joseph Roberts, clerk. School Attendance Committee.—The resolution appoint- ing the whole Board as a School Attendance Committee was rescinded on the motion of Mr. Evans, and a com- mittee was appointed composed of three ex-officio (J uar- dians and nine Guardians from parishes where there were no School Boards. Stati.stiC3.-The Master reported the number of vagrants relieved to be 72; number for corresponding week last year, 29; the number in the house, 24 for the correspond- ing week last year, 23. For Talyllyn district the amount of out-relief for the fortnight was jS54 10s. 4d.; for the Barmouth district was £95 9s. 4d. The Army Reserve.—The case of a woman named Jane Edwards, whose husband was in the reserve force, was brought forward. She was destitute. It was agreed to give her 5s. weekly by way of loan, and the Clerk was ordered to write for information as to the best course to pursue. I The Clerk.—A letter was read from the Local Govern- ment Board, stating that at the request of the Guardians the Local Government were willing on this occasion not to press for the resignation of the clerk, but that it must be understood if he was guilty in the future of irregulari- ties they would have no other alternative than to ask for his resignation. The Chairman said he trusted the clerk would take the warning he had received and give no furthur cause for dissatisfaction, but keep on good terms with the Local Government Board. The Clerk thanked the Board for their great kindness, and promised to merit the confidence shown in him. The Llanaber Collector.—This parish had not met its calls. Mr. Edward Griffiths said that at the last meeting it was stated that the amount due had been paid, and as a matter of fact the money had not been paid yet.—Mr. Scott said there was great neglect somewhere. Ever since he had been a member of the Board, Llanaber had been behind. Why should that be so?—The Clerk read some correspondence between the Local Government Board and the collector, in which the collector stated that his neglect of duty was owing to deaths among his relatives. — Mr. Scott said it was true the Col- lector had buried his father and mother-in-law, as stated in the letter to tha Local Government Board, but that was a long time ago, and still he was in arrears. —The Chairman said there could be no doubt the Collector was guilty of great neglect, but as the man was present would it not be well to have him in the room, and hear what he had to say.—Mr. Scott said the neglect of the Collector was very great.—A member of the Board_ob- served that the money due had actually been paid into the bank.—The Clerk asked if the costs had been paid, a.nd it was said the costs, if there were any. only amounted to sixpence.—The collector, Mr. Edward Evans, was then called in, and said that if the Board would give him: power to prosecute defaulters he would soon get in the rates. It was the rule in Llanaber parish to tell the col- lector to call again," and if he remonstrated he was told that that was what he was raid for. He had no power him- self, and the overseers would not take action against those in arrears. Under these circumstances he thought it was ver hard to blame him.—Mr. Ed. Griffith said it was quite clear that the overseers were liable, and they should be proceeded against. Besides, the returns should be sent in.—The Rate Collector said in future he would take his demand note. and then send in a list of defaulters to the overseers, who would have to do with them what they pleased. The Agenda Paper.—Mr. Evans, Llanymawddwy, asked the Clerk if there was an agenda paper.—The Clerk replied that there was not, as he had no particular business.—Mr. Evans replied that an agenda paper would be very useful, and there ought to be one. Medical Officers'' Returns.—The Clerk stated that some of the medical officers for the remuneration they received declined to prepare the returns required by the Local Government Board. There was a conversation respecting the refusal of the medical officers to do the work, but no definite course was taken. The List of Paupers.—It was agreed that the list of paupers should be printed. Some of the members were of opinion that the contract should be confined to the printers residing in the Union, but ultimately it was agreed it should be left open.
LLANDRILLO. THE FAIR.—At the annual fair, which was held on Friday, May 3rd, there was but a small supply of all kind of stock. In the cattle trade, a brisk business was done. Calves fetched unusually high prices. Store stock as well, maintained high rates. Very few horses were shown, and few exchanged hands. There was a capital show of cart stallions in a field close to the village two or three smart cobs were also on the ground. It being a hiring fair, a great number of young men at ended, in want of situations. Wages were dropping.
LLANWDDYN. VESTRY* MEETING.—A vestry meeting was held in this parish, on Friday evening, April the 2Gth, the vicar (the Rev. T. H. Evans) presiding. The accounts for the past year were read, and agreed to. The vicar nominated as his warden, Mr. Thomas Edwards, Ty-llwyd, and Mr. D. Gittins, Cynnon-isaf, wasnominated parish warden. A few proposals were made for the forthcoming year, and met wiih the Vicar's hearty approval. A vote of thanks to the Vicar for presiding, brought the meeting to a close.
LLANBRYNMAIR. PRESENTATION".—On Friday evening, May 3, a meeting of an interesting and social character was held at the British School room, for the purpose of presenting to Mrs. William Pughe, Brynllys, a handsome chased silver tea and coffee service, and a silver oval tray, which had been subscribed for by the well wishers and friends of Mrs. Pughe, upon the occasion of her marriage with Mr. William Pughe, Sir W. W. Wynn's agent in this district. Their friends felt that such an occasion should not pass by without showing some tangible proof of the general esteem in which they are held by all classes. The chair was taken by Mr. G. W. Griffiths, of Machynlleth, who called upon several persons present to address the meeting; several good speeches were made, and then the;Rev.T. Edwards, Vicar of Llanfihangelf Pen- nant, came forward and presented the service to Mrs. Pughe. In doing so, he spoke of his past connection with Mrs. Pughe and her family, and of the pleasure it gave him to have the honour of presenting such a handsome present to one he had known for so many years. He trusted that when she looked upon that present, it would bring to memory the kind feelings and expresions of her many friends, as shown on the present occasion, and his sincere wish was that God would honour both Mr. and Mrs. Pughe with long life, health, and happiness.—Mr. Pughe, who spoke with emotion, s:\id-I do not know how to find words to thank you for the very great kindness which prompted you to present my dear wife with this most elegant and handsome testimonial as a substantial token of regard and esteem for ua. I have now for upwards of eighteen years lived amongst you, and during the whole of that time I have received nothing but kindness at your hands, and I can confidently say that this expression "f your'goodwill towards Mrs. Pughe, on entering the duties of her new home, will make that friendship and good feeling more lasting than ever. I hope you will excuse my making a longer speech as my feelings quite overcome me. I therefore beg you will, upon the part of my wife and myself, accept my warmest and most grateful thanks.—A vote of thanks to Mr. Griffiths, for presiding, terminated the meeting, which was numerously attended,' not only by persons injthe neighbourhood,but several from Llanerfel, Welshpool, Machynlleth, Ac..were also present. —The plate was supplied by the Goldsmith Alliance Co., London, at a cost of l;109, and was accompanied by a book, beautifully illuminated, containing a list of the subscribers to the present.
FFESTINIOG. DAMWEINIAU.—Y mae amryw ddamweiniau wedi cym- mcryd lie YIl y gwahanoi chwarelau cr pan ysgrifenasom ddiweddaf. Ffrwydrodd twll i wyneb Thomas Williams yn chwarel y Drum, eiddo Mr. Lloyd, Q.C., a niweidiwyd ef yn boenus iawn. Syrthiodd gweithiwr yn chwarel y Llechwedd, ac un arall yn eiddo y Cwmni Cymreig, a ni- weidwyd hwy yn buv boenus. CYFARKOD MI SOL.—Dydd Llun a Mawrth diweddaf cynhaliodd y Methodistiaid gyfarfod misol yn Nghapel y Garegddu, ynghyda chyfarfodydd yr agoriad. Pregethid hefyd y ddwy noson yn y Tabernacl. Y Gweinidogion cyhoeddus oeddynt—Y Parchn. Dr. Hughes, Lerpwl, R. Roberts, Dolgellau, W. Jones, Trawsfynydd, D. Jones, Llanbedr, W. Jones, Penrhyu, a D. Davies, Abermaw. Yr oedd yr hin yn hyfryd, a'r cynulleidfaoedd yn lluosog. Traul adeiladu y capel dymunol uchod ydoedd £ 2,500, ac y mae dros £1,000 o'r ddyled wedi ei thalu eisoes. PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE.—Cynhaliodd y Bwrdd uchod ei eisteddiad arfeml ddydd Sadwrn diweddaf, pryd yr oedd yn bresenol y Mri. J. E. Greaves (cadeirydd), A. M. Dunlop, W. Davies, D. Williams, E. P. Jones, Dr. Thomas, Mri. J. Roberts, G. H. Ellis, clerk, ac A. Phillips, surveyor.—Derbyniwycl tenders oddi wrth bump o gwmniau yn cynyg clirio budreddion y gymydogaeth. Amrywient yn fawr yn eu prisiau. Penderfynwyd par- hfiu gyda'r drefn bresenolain ysbaid eto, gan y canfyddid y gofynid mwy nac oedd yn cael ei dalu. Ymddang- liosodd Mr. John Rees, Bronant, ger Aberystwyth, ger bron y Bwrdd, a derbvniwvd ei gynygiad i wneud y waith dwfr newydd. gyda chymeraclwyaeth y Gwarcheid- waid a'r Local Government Board. Darllenwyd llythyr odcli wrth Mr. Percival, fel un o berchenogion y chwar- elau yn ffafr Local Board. Ymddengys fod addfedrwydd cyny Idol yn awr i symud at rywbeth mwy effeithiol Parochial Committee.—COFNODYDD.
NEWTOWN. THE "WHITE STAn" CRICKET CLUB.—On Saturday evening last a public meeting was held at the Greyhound Inn in this town to consider the advisability of forming a Cricket Club. There was a large attendance. Mr. E. Jones, having been voted to the chair, after an excellent speech in praise of the national game, asked those present to freely express their opinions. After speeches in favour of the proposal, it was unanimously resolved that a Cricket Club be formed, and that it be named the White Star Cricket Club. A committee was then appointed— Messrs. E. Jones, W. Jenkins, D. Lewis, S. Reynolds, E. Gittins, T. Evans. It was also unanimously agreed that Mr. E. Jones be captain of the team, and that Mr. W. Jenkins, Upper Ladywell-street, be secretary. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the meeting to a close. ARBITRATION CASE.—The case of Evan Davies, Lower Park-street, against Thomas Ward and Ann Davies, hus- band and wife, of Pembroke, was heard before Mr. E. R. Morris, at the Public Rooms, on Wednesday, May 1st. Mr. Edward Powell appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Hutchinson (Talbot, Woosnam, and Hutchinson) for the defendants. The plaintiff claimed B120 for services rendered to the late Mrs. Baxter, of the Bryn, and the Miss Caulfield for the sum of £3312s., for partial board and attendance. Defendants denied their liability, and made a counter claim against Evan Davies for £233. The evidence was very lengthy, and occupied the whole of the day. The Arbitrator awarded to Evan Davies the follow; ing sums of money :-£15 168.4.1., wages £12 for services rendered to thelate Eliza Caulfield, from the 18th day of April, 1875, to the 1st day of May, 187fi; and the sum of £331: for partial board, lodging, and attendance upon the late Miss Eliza Caulfield, less £5 paid to the said Evan Davies on account thereof, making a total, after deducting the said sum of jB5, of £36 8s. 4d. The said Thomas Ward Davies and Ann Davies to retain the sum of £7 14s. 6d from the said sum of £568s. 4d. for medical attendance. The whole of the counter claim of T. W. Davies and A. Davies is disallowed. Each party is to pay their own costs of the reference, and a moiety of the costs of the award, amounting in the total to 47 7s. HIGHWAY BOARD, TUESDAY, MAY 7h.-Prs(Jnt: Mr. Alfred Ikin, chairman, Mr. Jamos Hall, vice-chairman, O. J. Crewe-Read Esq., ex officio, Messrs. Jno. Davies, T. Francis, Evan Williams, James Davies, Evan Pryce, David Jones (Kerry) David Jones (Trefeglwys), Geo. Pryce, L, L. Moore, Thomas Jones David Hamer, Richard Pryce, H. Williams, clerk, j. H. Phillip, surveyor. The Finance Committee presented their report, in which they recommended that legal proceedings be taken against the overseers of Llangurig and Llanwnog, for non-payment of con- tribution orders, if the respective amounts now due remain unpaid after this day week. Llangurig is £66, aud Llanwnog £25 in arrears. The Survoyor reported as follows:— I have together, with Mr. Jones, waywarden for Carno, viewed the quarries awarded to the township of Lyssin, this being the only township of Carno parish under the enclosure award, and beg to hand you a list of the same. Tha Ford near Sarn.—^lr. Pryce, of Penygelli, and Mr. Moore, of Glanmehelig, waywardens of Kerry parish, kindly accompanied me, and examined the ford on the ern-lane. e. find that the road can be restored by placing a weir across in place of the one that has been destroyed, and would recommend this being done, unless the adjoining properties are prepared to meet the Board in the cost of putting a bridge 111 place of the ford.—[It was agreed that the Board put up a bridge, provided the landowners and other persons interested pay the one-half of the cost.l It was proposed by Mr. Williams, of Llanidloes, and carried unanimously, that the Finance Committee meet in future at 11 o'clock instead of 10, and the Board at 12 instead of 11, in order to allow the Llanidloes and Llangurig members of the Finance Committee to attend the meetings. LOCAL BOARD, FRIDAY, MAY 3RD.—Present: Mr. E. R. Morris in the chair, Messrs. C. Morgan, John Hall, Edward Edwards Edward Woolley, Edward Jones, Edward Davies, T. E. Issard, G. Morgan, John Davies, Thomas Turner, T Parry Jones, Mr. Cooke, clerk, and Mr. Robinson, inspector. The late Election.—T^e Chairman read his return of the poll at the late election, and laid bills on the table relating to the expenses, amounting to £15 'Is. lid.—The Board allowed the Chairman 2s. as returning officer. Election of Chairman.-This being the first meeting of the new Board, Mr. Morgan, in complimentary terms, proposed that Mr. Morris be appointed Chairman for the present year.— This was seconded by Mr. Ed. Davies, and carried unanimously. ( The Offices- of Inspector and Surveyor.—A special meeting was ordered to beheld on Monday, May 12th, to consider the pro- priety of dividing the offices of inspector and surveyor; and,on the motion of Mr. John Hall, it was ordered that proper curbing lie placed in front of the new Congregational Church. lie placed in front of the new Congregational Church.
EUSINESS ADDRESSSS; STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYSTWYTH. R. ROBERTS and SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS, HAVE JUST DISCHARGED EX "WELLINGTON," I PRIME CARGO OF PITCH PINE LOGS AND PITCH PINE FLOORING BOARDS, PLANED, TONGUED, AND GROOVED. SAWI G, PLANING, MOULDING, &c., BY MACHINERY. FIREWOOD. NEW DRAPERY .ESTABLISHMENT. DANIEL THOMAS, LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPER, 8, LITTLE D A RKG ATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH BEGS MOST RESPECTFULLY TO INFORM THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN A\T> VTJTrw BOUliHOOD OF ABERYSTWYTH THAT HE HAS COMMENCED A DRAPERY BUSINESS AT THE ABOVE PREMISES. D. T. IS DETERMINED TO SELL ALL HIS STOCK AT THE LEAST POSSIBLE PROFIT FOR READY MONEY ONLY! JOTE THE ADDRESS—8, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET, OPPOSITE THE INFIRMARY, ABERYSTWYTH. DYNAMITE! DYNAMITE! G. WILLIAMS and SON, ABERYSTWYTH, ARE the SOLE AGENTS appointed for the sale of the above powerful Explosive in the counties of Cardigan, Montgomery, Salop, Radnor, Brecknock, Pembroke, and Carmarthen. Magazines built at several convenient centres. TERMS AND FULL PARTICULARS, TOGETHER WITH DIRECTIONS FOR USE, ON APPLICATION. B" Mining and Quarry Requisites of EVERY DESCRIPTION supplied, including TIMBER and BLASTING POWDER, Steel, Iron, Bridge Rails, Anvils, Vices, Crab Winches, Shovels, Wire Work, Leather, Chains, Hemp and Wire Ropes, Tallow, Grease, Oils, &c., &c. JAMES Mcl L Q U H A M, BRIDGE-END HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH. TT7"H°LESALE and Retail Dealer in all kinds of Glass, China, and Earthenware, Birmingham T Y and Sheffield Goods, Dinner, Tea, and Breakfast Services, French and English Dessert Services loilet bets Bohemian Glass Ornaments, Wedding Presents, &e., &c. Goods let out on hire. Te-. Meetings, Bazaars, Parties, &c., supplied. Black Glazed Pottery Ware, Cream and Butter Pots, Milk Pans and Dishes, Bread Pans, SaHing Pans, Garden Vases, lerra Cotta Ware, Flower Pots of all kinds, and an endless variety of all kinds of Earthenware, down to the commonest Culinary Articles. •n- packer kept. Sacks, Wool Sheets, Cart and Waggon Covers, Tarpaulins, any size Rick Sheets complete, Horse Covers, &c., &c., at manufacturers' prices. Extra strong 5 bushels 5 lbs' Twilled Striped backs at Is. 8d. each, or 20s. per doz.; ditto, with fun name and address printed on both sides of each sack, Is. 9d. each, or 21s. per duz., nett cash. THOMAS ELLIS, DRAPER AND MERCER (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE) TERRACE-ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. S, 3IAL ATTENTION SHOWN TO THE H0SIERYDEPARTMENT. CUFFS & COLLARS SCAT?T"4 TIES, RIBBONS, LACES, AND HABERDASHERY. NOTE THE ADDRESS! — OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. ROBERT ELLIS'S FURNITURE CREAM IN BOTTLES 6d. EACH, PREPARED BY ROBERT ELLIS, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, (EXAM.) TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. THOMAS'S /CELEBRATED WELSH GRIPE POWDER FOR HOUSES, Is. 6d. per Bottle Also GRTPE \J MIXTURE FOR HORSES, 2s. 6d. per Bottle. ALTERATIVE AND CONDITION POWDERS FOR HORSES, Is. per pound packet ^Prepared only by JOHN THOMAS, Chemist, Machynlleth. — Directions 'accompany each bottle and Sole Agent for LONG'S SCAB LOTION for Sheep. — A certain cure for Scab. "ABSOLUTELY PURE." SEE ANALYSESSent Post Free on Application. ES I I C'C CRYSTAL SPRINGS. B— B Soda, Potass, Seltzer, Lemonade, also Water Tr H I Lithia and 'Potass Water. « m jr M ■araEB spra BBK MM M si r" R REGISTERED. W W ■ Hgrgj i VL ( CORKS BRANDED 'R. ELLIS k SON, RTJTHIX,' and every label bears their Trade Mark, Sold everywhere1, and wholesale of R. ELLIS & SON, RUTHIN, NORTH WALES. EDWARDS AND EVANS, TREGARON, BEG to announce that from March 1, 1378, they allow 12.\ per cent, discount from makers' prices on all A.D. Pipes. BEST BLUE SLATES (WHOLESALE), BRICKS, &c., &c., AT REDUCED PRICES. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING AND OTHER TIMBER, AT REDUCED PRICES. TERMS—READY MONEY. Goods forwarded to any Station on Cambrian and Manchester and Milford Railways. IMPORTANT TO HOUSEHOLDERS, HOTEL PROPRIETORS, &c.„ &D GREAT SAYING EFFECTED BY OBTAINING FURNITURE, BEDDING &c" DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURERS. SUBSTANTIAL HOME-MADE FURNITURE. HOUSES FURNISHED FROM £10 UPWARDS. ANY of the following SPECIAL LOTS of BEDDING and BEDSTEADS sent CARRIAGE FREE to Railway Stations within Fifty Miles of Oswestry, on receipt of remittance :—A Full-sized Iron French TWi stead, Straw Palliasses, and Wool Mattress, or Bed and Bolster, for 32s. the lot; better qualities at prices in nrmvT* tion. Iron Folding Bedstead and Wool Mattress, or Bed and Bolster, in stripe tick so ver, for lis. 9d, Iron Fold" Chair Bedstead, with cushions complete, from 15s. 6d. Upholstered Spring Mattress, covered in fancy check orsfn tick, with Wool Top Mattress, in cover to match, complete for 42s. better qualities at prices in proportion TMT3 size Straw Palliasses, and Wool Mattress, or Bed and Bolster, 20s. Full-size Iron Bedsteads, 12s. 6d each Household Furniture of Every Description at equally Low Prices. A Trial Order respectfully solicited JAMES VAUGHAN, CABINET, FURNITURE AND BEDDING MANUFACTURER, OSWESTRY. =- In consequence of spurious imitations of -=- LEA AND PERRINS' SAUCE, whtck are calculated to deceive the Publict Lea and Perrins have adopted A NEW LABEL, bearing their Signature, thus, e&X:I' r which is placed on every bottle of WORCESTERSHIRE SA UCE, and witnont which none is genuine. ■iv-t'- -V'/i/ Wholesale by the Proprietors, Worcester; Crosse end Blachnell, London; ana r.xp'}rt generally. Retail, by dealers in amices fh.t\neg/iout ike World.
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BORTH. Sir —Haviiv visited Borth often in summer and winter last*! find that the streets should be attended to. The wSe'bWvmust bo looked after; and may I ask the committee also to pay attention to the streets, in which, on a tLrk night, it is almost impossible to wail:, it .ney were to dear the stones from oil the streets and have a few Krnp-1 I believe there is every probability that this small sea-si 13 villa-e would have a good supply of visitors durinj the coming season.—I am, &c., VISITOR.
LLAIHLAR. PETTY SrLSSIOXS FRIDAY, MAA" —TJefore Vaugban Diivies, Morris D.ivies, an'i H. S. Richardes, Esqrs. Dam Ii/ to a Wintl"w.-Thonms Jones, Gwnnws, miner, was charged by Morris Hughes Jones wrth damaging some glass in a window.-Oompiainant said that on .Sunday his i) re •, V/erL* «ittma; upstairs, an J saw the defendant pick up tli-oe stones Mid one of tliam came through the window, and the Benjamin said that the defen: •>r<- came to witness's houses on Sunday. Complainant's chd- l -an wre sitting in the window, and bewail to laugh at the <le->"nd int as he went out. Defsndant began to swear, and D:f'ked u"o a'stone, and threw it to the top of the house. Did not se^hun throw the stone that broke the window, l»ut he heard the uoU'of the broken glass.—The defendant was alsP> charged wish being drunk and disome'-ly at the same time and place.— Ttom-is Benjamin said he did not see defendant.at Yspytty. He saw defendant, bat could not. say whether he W,1.S drunk or sober. The man was able to walk. Told the policeman he had ii'iil something to drink. Told the constable he heard the de- fendant cursing swearing.—P.O. Thomas Jones said the witnes; Benjamin told him that defendant was urunk and ru"»i"ig and swearing.—Fined 0.1. damage, and costs, for breakm; the window. The charge of drunkenness was dis- missed. Trexp-mw) in Starch of G'amz.—Hugh Jones, Pantmwyn, Llanafon, was charged with otfenca on certain land in the pos- session of the of LisUurne, on the 13th of April. The com- plainant, John Humphreys, Talgarth, gamekeeper, proved the nrii 1 sfiid d^ion'tJint was in ti plantation boating tor counts in company with another. Defendant ran away. Complainant rar after the other offender who was caught. His lordsaip had p't:10:ld that oft'^ndor, and would have pardoned this one too it he h-d fill. titled hU promise, and taken the bitch down to his ljrdship.—fined C," and coats, and.told that if he came there a^ain he would b? fined much mora. ""bswr't#*i ^■•rcic-.—William Rowlands, Penderwen, Ownnws, charged Phillip Edwards, Pendre, Pontrhrdfendigaid, with de- serting his service.—The complainant proved that he hired de- I'er.d.in: a y^ar. Defendant was hired at Tregaron in Nov., and deserted his service on April 23.—Complainant told a long rambling story.—Defendant said ho went away because his nia-ser threatened him.—Margaret Jane Hughes said defendant, on he morning of his a.llege, 1 desertion, cursed becaus J he could <ret no breakfast before the usual time.—The Magistrates de- cided that the defendant was entitled to £ 4 lis. 8d., for wages. He would forfeit :10S. of his wages, and pay the costs. Drunk and ii;■ ■toux.— John Jones, Penprengarreg, Llanrhy- styd, was charged with being drunk and riotous at Figure Four on the 13th of April.—Defendant did not appear. —P.C. 23 proved the case.—The Magistrates decided that a warrant should be issued for his apprehension.—Abraham Williams, Towyn, was charged with drunkenness at Pontrhydygroes on April 21. The officer said the defendant was ill and could notiappear.—It was stated that the defendant was very ill. The case was heard, and the Bench ordered defendant to pay the costs, and a fine of 6(1, p.ttcdir S!nr"1.Piilic\tion was made fr a powder store ùy the De Brook.' Mining Company. The magistrates were not at all satisfied that the necessary steps were taken to secure the safety of the public, and the application was therefore post- poned. Alleged Wi-'faL Damaj".—John Oliver, The Cottage, Devil's Bridge, LlanShungel Upper, was charged by John James, pro- prietor'of the Devil's Bridge Hotel, with wilful damage to a signboard and two locks on doors leading to the waterfalls, doing damage to the amount of £ 2.—Mr. A. J. Hughes appeared for the defendant, and asked for an adjournment on the ground of the absence of a material witness.—The defence was that the defendant is th," owner of one side oi the falls,. -The case was"a.!journed until Wednesday at Aberystwyth.—Mr. Griffith Jones opened the case at the adjourned meeting, before Vaughan IXrdes Esq., and H. S. Richardes, Esq., and said he should call evidence to prove possession anil title to the property. Mr. John J;¡mes, leasee of the Devil's Bridge Hotel, falb amI paths, sail he took possession on the 20th November. The property was previously held for twelvo month's by Mr. Frier. It ii-cluded the path in question. He (complainant) also held »,*> s^ession of the lutl1 ami the keys of the doors. He also took ih fees for goin down to the falls. There was a sign board near one of the gates, and he saw it there last year. He knew Oliver the defendant, who told him he (Oliver) had the promise of the ¡;¡,s from Mrs. Hughes, but tiut the Rev. Latimer Jones after- w-i-ds called and made some arrangement. Defendant's wife ai-'Vsaid the same tiling. They also asked complainant to see if l:e tu¡d nf) £ ("lime to some arrangement rpspectin\1" their rl I'm wich Mr. AVaudingham. -Mr. Waddingham was then mcl he (Mr. J.mies) promised that when he returned he tvo'J'ld sneak about it. A week or so after .Mr. Waddingham Mrs. Oliver askc,1 Mr. James If 11e had SÛ8U Mr. Wi idrnTh;im." He said "no," and went in directly ana wrote to le landlord. The lock was broken on the Friday following. John Oliver said his wife had agreed to surrender their claim for J, sum of money. He (Mr..James) told Oliver that if there was "a claim at all it was against Mrs. Hughes, hi is. Oliver's aunt.—Cross-examined: Mr. A. J. Hughes Tirr.iiuced r., ticket-book, ami Mr. James said he was not aware thlt Mrs. Oliver had sold 300 of them. The schoolmaster pre- sented one of those tickets on Good Friday, and asked for the kev--i During a conversation With Mrs. Oliver, she said Mrs. Hv Thcs liad<Tiven her the Falls, and that she had paid a rent of £ 3iya vear for it. He believed Mrs. Oliver had told him that she had agreell to give up the Falls for £;)00, but had not been na' .l the money. The Olivers claimed the Falls, but unroason- ^i,;v -Lue-examined The burden of Mrs. Oliver's complaint wai that the £ 300 had not been paid. —By the Bench The gates in guestion v«ere on each side of the road after crossing the bridged The river divided the properties. It was about the 2-md of April that he wrote to Mr. Waddingham, and told him that Mis. Oliver had claimed the falls. Mr. Wad- liir:ù;ul1 sent him a letter to say that he paid rent for them.— By the'B inch She said that the land was let to her by her aimt. Told Mrs. Oliver she should have kept possession until the dispute was settled and she had got the money.—The ques- tion of the jurisdiction of the magistrates- was then argued. Mr Hughes said Mrs. Oliver claimed the ground.—Mr. Jones replied &and the magistrates decided as far as the evidence went thev h id power to go on.—David Hopkins said he saw John Oliver take down a Sln ooar.t. Sawhim hreak the locknn the1, eft lir'dside N xt morning hall a conversation with him. Asked him kg i^ke the locks, and the defendant said he could do what he "i'kfid with his own.—Cross-examined Was at the corner of the hou-e pnd saw him cutting the lock with a hammer and .•hi" *1 "Did not go to fcim, as he was there every day. Mrs. Oilver said she hid ft claim. There were two keys. The done on the 26th. In the morning he took down th, s^nbv'ard and broke the locks about seven o'clock at night. M'- ^'a :d Mrs Oliver were there. Mr. Oliver told him he had noWv'for the lock. He said lie had no key as a reason why he bro:-e" the lock—Bv the Bench Mr. Waddingnam told him the defendant had no right, but that the rights were his (Mr. Wad- din ''r-m's) and that he had given those righb to Mr. James. Had never s:en any books in the hands of the people.—Richard said he was the brother of Mrs. Hughes. There was an ar-'n'Tenient between Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Oliver. There was •i row%ml Mr and Mrs. Latimer Jones came up and turned off Mr- Oliver. It was Mrs. Latimer Jones's property. There never was an arrang-ment respecting these falls to his knowledge When he went with Mr. and Mrs. Latimer Jones it was to turn off the Oliver-! because Mr. Waddingham had paid rent. [A letter fro-i Mrs. Hughes to Mrs. Oliver was here read, in which she hoped the falls would answer Mrs. Oliver.] Mr. Waddingham Iuw; paid for two vears. Mr. Waddingham had the falls before the"23tli of March"last. Another letter was put in dated 13th March, 1377, to )1r. Oliver, stating that she was determined Mr." Waddingham should not have the falls a penny under .t:4J. Knew John Francis, Mrs. Hughes's aent. [For the com- plainant it was necc:ssa1:Y t,) read a letter and produce a surren- dcr of the richt. For the defecl:1.llt it was necessary to put in a let" jr Both advocates objected.—Mr. Richard Lloyd, in •ir we" to the Bench, said that Mr. Latimer Jones ordered Mrs. Oli'-er" off the premises because she was trespassing.—The case was further adjourned until Lianilar Sessions, for the pro- duction of the surrender, &c. E-poHn-r himaelf whiM tiifenny from a dangerous and irfsftioxm disorder,-David Rowlands, labourer, ly lwyd Cwm- rh' dol was charged with exposing himself whilst sufiermg from small pox without proper precautions, at a public meetmg at Aherffrwd Chapel, Llanbadarn Lpper. J. 1. Hughes, medico officer, gave evidence as to the state of the defendant The nui wncu inspector asked thememral officer if .e had warned the defendant, Dr Rowland. The defendant denied that he krew he had had small pox. A child of his died on Friday and ft* was buried on Saturday. The defendant disinfected his house well.—Mr. Morris Jones, medical officer said th dt'endant been seen in town on Monday, when the to-vi was full of people. Witness had been to a place in the witrv, where he had seen Jane Daniel. She now suffered from small-cox. She had been to a meeting where David Rowlands, the defendant, was carving, and she was waiting upon the people. Defendant was described as a labourer on the charge sheet.—The Bench said that it was disgraceful on fhe part of the defendant to go to public places when suffering from such a horrible disease. He not only might kill a lot of people, but disiigure many more for life. He hoped it would be a warn- incr to the people in the district, when they were attached by toornble diseases of this kind, to shut themselves up until they were ouite recovered. Defendant certainly ought to have known better, as he went about the country pretending to cure ,)tl1:- people of sickness.—A one of £2, and costs, was inflicted.
PORTDINORWIC. MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—On Tuesday, May 7th, the marriage of Mr. John Hughes, harbourmaster, to Miss M. A. Jones, the only daughter of Mr. John T. Jones, Vrondeg, was celebrated with much eclat. Cannons were fired from as early as eight a.m. at intervals till nearly midnight, from a field on the bush farm on the Carnarvon- shire side, and Moel-y-don, Anglesey, and every house in the village had flags and mottoes, strings of flags crossed the road in several places, and arches and bridges in abundance. The marriage presents were costly, and numbered upwards of eighty articles, including a very handsome timepiece presented by the employees of the quay, and a most handsome family bible and hymn book, the gift of the congregation of Bethania chapel, where the bridegroom is a deacon. The ceremony was performed at Bethania chapel by the Revs. Rees Jones and William Jones, and the newly married pair left at four o'clock for London en route for Paris. The masts of the vessels in the port were decorated with flags, &c., and one of them, the è3b," continued firing all the day in honour of the occasion.
LLANGOLLEN. EISTEDDFOD. On Monday, May 6, the annual Eisteddfod'in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists, wm; held in the Assembly Room. The first meeting began at ten o'clock, and was presided over by Mr. S. G. Fell, Walton House, Mr. H. B. Jones (Garmonydd) acting as conductor, and the afternoon meeting about two. The adjudicators were-Essays and translations, the Rev. J. P. Davies, M.A., Chester; poetry, the Rev. E. Davies, Tregeiriog; music, H. B. Jones (Garmonydd) and Eos Bradwen examina- tions, the Revs. Hugh Jones and D. Williams, Llangollen. The morning meeting was but thinly attended, but in the afternoon and evening the attendance was very large. After :111 able and interesting address by the president, Garmonydd recited a few capital original stanzas to the Eisteddfod. The programme was then proceeded with in the following order Adjudication on the answers by children to questions given on the Life of Christ—1, Miss M. J. Jones, Chapel-street Eliza- beth Evans, Queen-street. Competition in reading by children under 15. Four competed —1, John Jones, Llansanttfraid 2, Robert Price, Garth 3, Elizabeth Evans, Queen-street. Competition in singing by choirs of children. Two choirs com- peted, those of Garfo and Pentredwr, the prize of £1 5s. being awarded to the last-named choir. Reciting twenty-four lines of poetry, by those between four- teen and eighteen—1, John Jones, Llansantffraid 2, Elizabeth Evans, Queen-street. Adjudication on the essays on "The Family of Bethany." Restricted to women. Nine competed— 1, Miss Davies, Tycoch, Llangollen. Pianoforte duet—Miss Jennie Davies, Llangollen, and Miss Annio Davies, Holywell. Competition in reciting words commencing with the letter T— 1, hster Samuel Roberts, Llangollen. Adjudication on the translations from Welsh to English—1, Mr. David Jones' AdverUzer Office, Llangollen. Choral competition in singing "The spring time has come." The Garth choir, under the leadership of Mr. Ed. Jones, was the only onc that sang, and to it was awarded the prize of £ 3 IOs. Adjudication on the dialogue between a mother and her children -The prize was divided between Miss Hughes, Cambrian Terrace, and a lady from Herefordshire. Adjudication on four English verses to the memory of Mr. W. Wagstaffe. Four competed.—1, Benjamin Humphreys, Baptist College, Llangollen. The afternoon meeting was again presided over by Mr. S. G. Fell, who continued his remarks upon the utility of Eistedd- fodau. The Rev. J. P. Davies, M.A., conducted. Competition in singing the solo, "Honour and arms." Two competed—1, Mr. William Williams, Hafo d-y-Maidd, Llan- gollen. Adjudication on the elegy on the late Mr. John Griffith, "Gohebydd." Four competed—1, Mr. John Griffith, Baptist College. Llangollen. Adjudication on the essuy on "The Sabbath Day." Out of six compositions that of Ir. John Griffith, Baptist College, was deemed the best. This essay was very highly spoken tha Rev. J. P. Davies, who considered it worthy of a much larger prize. Pianoforte duet by Miss Jennie Davies and Mr. Frank Dodd. Adjnrlkation on the answers on The History of John the Apostle"—1, Mr. Robert Edward Roberts 2, Mr. Hugh Price, both of Llangollen. Adjudication by Garmonydd on the best tune on a Welsh hymn. Twelve received—1, Mr. Edward Roberts (Trevorfab), Garth, Ruabon. Competition in impromptu reading to those above twenty-one —Best out of two, Mr. Hugh Morris Hughes, Llanarmon. Competition, cornet solo, Selection from Guillaume Tell." Three competed.—1, Mr. John Jones, Armoury, Llangollen. Adjudication on the answers to questions on the History of Samuel—1, Mr. Griffith Edwards, Advertiser Office, Llangollen. Competition in -singing Baner ein Gwlad." Tenor song. Five competed—1, Mr. John Hughes, Rhos. O' Adjudication on the Essays on Abraham." Six competed— Mr. Rhos, and Mr. James Lloyd, Bwlchgwyn, being considered equal. Impromptu speech—1, Master Samuel Roberts, Detf Mills, Llangollen. The greatest point of interest during the day was the Choral competition, the piece seJecter1 heing Handel's master- piece, All we like sheep." Three choirs entered the lists in the following order :—Cambrian Choral Society, Oswestry (45)— conductor, Mr. J. Whitridge Davies; Rhos Choir (:jt>)—con- ductor, Mr. R. Mills; Acrefair Philharmonic Society (55)-con- ductor, ♦lr. Gabriel. The judges awarded the prize of £.7 IOs. to the Acrefair Philharmonic Society. In the evening a grand concert was held, in which the suc- cessful choirs and solo singers, with Miss Jennie Davies, Gar- monydd, Eos Bradwen, Mr. H. Morris Hughes, Mr. J. Eaton, &c., took part. Considerable disappointment was felt at th absence of Miss Gwenfil Davies, of Carnarvon, who was pre- vented bi indisposition from attending.