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TOHN BULL AND HIS BETTtR HALF. Cyp a o-ood deal has been said and written of late in disparagement of John Bull and his better half._ I pro- SeKTft little on the other side. Nick Frog is set up to shame John Bull. So wasteful,' says one that he sent ox tails to the tanner till Nick Frog taught him how to make them into excellent soup." ^Vlrtitable says another, "that Mr Bull's table is And so extravagant, cries a third, that e goes into the hog's tub." At the time w en i supposed to have taught us how to dress^n jictuaU hi. own fell.,w Batrachians were half starved 1lacI hut e Jin that bad bread to eat, were in many ^egLD?h • herbs, and could scarcely get a bit of salt*d porkf ° Christmas fare (see Tame, Origins The 1 rencli de>rned their cuisine from the Italians lhey ^e best cooks in Europe, and are so still, lhey had the ait ot by dint of flavours, poverty of material, but I know of no good authority for the position that they were economical, and frugal dispensers of the money of then employers. In Moliere s L Avare, the miser J » passion, because the cook wants money, ihe cook altogether to his master's assertions that a good dinner can be had without cost. The English dressed their meat less. Soup was not a common dish at their tables. 1 they neglected those pieces which had but lutleme l them. At that time no cook could raise heat beyond that of boiling water, and, therefore, none could be accused or negligence in not extracting all the nounshmen «j fibre, and bone, that they are now found capable of yielding. The pig was the beast of the poorer cla^. this animal every part, down to the blood, was con into human food. Of the bullock the inward and outw aid parts alike were eaten, though the tail was, it is saId, un. cooked. What habits of neglect and inattention in* oh Bull are to be gathered from his dietary of time.. r, course, tea, coffee, chocolate, potatoes,anc ables were unknown in the days of the Pl^u 1 'r I jennets, porridge, oat cakes, cakes of many Li mU bicad, pa-ties, pies, puddings, and pastry weie in co ne;ther L»d the common housewife of the cottage ignorant, nor inexpert. The tastes vary, but the English housewife cooked well their plain and homely fare, always. Ihe oat cake, the colta0e bread, the porridge, and the with eggs were always well cooked. In poor houses there is no material out of which to make '"stock." A soupe maegre never was pÜat- able in England, and the wife cooked to please her hus- band, who preferred a steak to a frog. I beg to subscribe myself yours, &c., LA WHENCE PELL. I Wroxuli, isle ol Wight, May 8, 1878. P.S.- With five crowns your standing wages » You shall daintily be fed, Bacon, beans, salt beef, cabbages, JSutteruiilk and oaten bread.—MIDAS. Pat replies- Co;n3 strike hands-I take your offer, I'.uthei' 1 might fitre worse. LAMPETER SCHOOL BOARD. SIR,—From a perusal of a copy of the last issue of your panel- I find chat you had to rectify a misleading state- ment which the clerk to the Lampeter School -board made in answer to a, remark of one pf the members at the last meeting of the Board. I now wish to correct some misrepresentations in your report with regard to myself, and I ask your indulgence for a small space in order to do so. There was no question as to the date of the passing o. the by-laws. What I said was that they were in force at the time of the inspection last year. They were passed by the Board duly 10th, 1876, and sanctioned by Her Majesty by order in Council, October 23rd, 1876. The inspection took place in April 1877. In the by-laws^ 1 find the following clause—"These by-laws shall take effect from and after the day on which the same shall be sanctioned in Council." Consequently they were in force at the time of the inspection of the school last year. In the meeting there was a difference of opinion between the clerk and myself with regard to the date of passing the by-laws of a neighbouring parish. In his report he has substituted the one parish for the other. With regard to inspectors accepting children presented in the same way as half-timers in other parishes where by-laws were in force, I have to state that I said this in the course of the conversation I had with the Board, not as a reason that these names should be allowed to stand on the schedule, but to show that even inspectors are not infallible, and that some of them are not over particular in some schools with respect to scholars presented under Article 20. The clerk further states that the Board could give no reason for the non-attendance of the children, and the inspector was perfectly right in striking their names out of the schedule. One of the members had authorized the clerk to draw up a statement with me for the inspector, and to submit it to the Board. I went to him three or four times for this purpose, but he had some excuse each time and never did it. At first we had nineteen names on the schedule under Art. 20. Of these, fifteen were struck out by the inspector, but as the result of two interviews which I had with him afterwards, six of these were allowed to stand. In- specting one of these latter when I said that I was unable to see from the code that he was justified in striking that name out, he made the following remark:—"If your mental vision is so dark I cannot help it. When the duplicate schedule was returned, this name was allowed to stand, consequently my mental vision," as he styled it, was, at least on that point, clearer than his. I may state that this scholar brought seventeen shillings to the grant. Of the nine names struck out one of them ought not to have been cancelled. This was the name of a, scholar outside the jurisdiction of the by-laws, and who resided three miles from the school. Apologizing for encroaching on your valuable space.— I am, &c., St. Peter's Board School. A. HUGHES. THE LATE CONFIRMATION AT BARMOUTH. SIR 'Allow me to correct a few remarks made by your correspondent in last week's paper. I was very sorry to read in his report of the confirmation that some of the congregation, and amongst them some of the Board School children, behaved themselves in an unseemly manner -Lv during the service; but I was rather surprised that he attributed it to the education which they receive at the school. I can assure your correspondent that I and my assistants pay particular attention to the order and good behaviour of those placed under our charge. But it is ridiculous to hold teachers responsible for the conduct of their scholars after school hours. He stated further that my presence amongst them failed to have any restraining effect upon them. I beg to tell him and others who have been circulating the same stories about the town that I was not uresent at all in church on that day. I hope that when next he writes to a newspaper to condemn Board Schools and their education, he will take a little more trouble to ascertain the truth of his assertions.—I am, &c., THE MASTER OF THE BOARD SCHOOL. [Our correspondent writes to say that in his communi- cation last weak the word master" should have been ''teachers."] LLANBADARN PETTY SESSIONS. SIR '-It is well known long ago that the house where the sessions are held has been condemned by the Sanitary Board and it is quite clear to all that the sessions must be removed Why not hold them in the centre of the dis- trict instead of at the very extremity as at present. Say Ty'nllidiart, for instance, which would be very convenient for the magistrates, viz., Mr Bonsall, Fronfraith Mr. Morgan, Nantceiro, Mr. T. W. Bonsall, Glanrheidol. Not onlv is Ty'nllidiart in the centre of five-sixths of the population, but how much more convenient would it be for persons from Ponterwyd, Eisteddfa, Gwmrheidol, Salem, Penrhyneoch, Penybont, and Goginan, to come to Ty'nllidiart, instead of going down to the lower part of the district. It may be asked whether there is a room to hold the sessions in there ? Well at Llanilar they are held in the schoolroom, and I am certain if the worthy Vicar of Bangor were asked, he would consent to the sessions being held in the National Schoolroom, which is very commodious and suitable to the purpose. If the sessions were to commence at twelve a.m. instead of eleven a.m. the children could get the morning school over, and for once a month they could hold them on Saturday. If this little alteration could be made it would be a great boon to the public.—I am, &c., HEN FFARMWR. THE ABERDOVEY SCHOOL. SIR '-This school is now advertised as the Aberdovey National" School. Although the Dissenters first broached the idea. of a school for the place, and by their activity and subscriptions mainly contributed to the erec- tion of the present schoolhouse, yet somehow or other the school has passed completely into the possession of the Church. But how ? that is the question. Has everything in connection with this change been open and above board? Must we believe that the Jesuitical maxim that the end justifies the means" is looked upon with favour in the Church of England, as well as in the Church of Koine ? If a little light is not thrown on the way by which a school belonging to the place altogether has become a Church school, we .nay presume it will be because there is no light to be had on the subject.-I am, &c., DALKTH.
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT." (From a London Correspondent.) "The Ark of the Covenant" is the title of a prize Can- tata, composed for the Carnarvon Eisteddfod, 1877, by Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Cantab, performed for the first time in public at a concert in St. James's Hall, on Wednesday, the 8th May. A contingent of the Crystal Palace band opened the concert, under the conductorship of Mr. Manns, with the overture to "St. John the Baptist" (Macfarren), and the Cantata was conducted by the composer. It contains solo parts for a prophetess, for 'oul David, and for the High Priest, these being respectively taken by Miss Mary Davies, Eos Morlais, and Mr. Lucas Williams The chorus, described as a London Welsh Choir of two hundred voices, had been well drilled for their work, as was very evident from their earnest en- thusiasm throughout the performance. The first part, opening with a few bars of introduction by the band, con- tains a chorus representative of the time when the ark was raised on the shoulders of the Levites "Let God arise, and scattered be His enemies." For vigorous attack and precision the chorus cannot be too highly commended; the effect at the close was excellent. 1 he succeeding ienor solo, Give praise to God," was not delivered with half the declamatory force of which we thought Eos Morlais capable it was nevertheless very wrell sung. A female chorus, a very pleasing item in itself, to the words God doth hear the widow's cry," was fearfully out of tune, and was followed "when the procession set out" (as the programme in- formed us) by a recitative by the High Priest, "0 Lord when through the wilderness of old" and the ir "With ain thou didst revive," &c. Mr. Lucas Williams ac- quitted himself of the difficult music exceedingly well; he has a bass voice of good quality and power, as well as extensive compass. In the next tenor solo, "O, Lord, by thy word," Eos Morlais found great difficulty, owing to the band being too loud, and many of the phrases for the tenor, as well as for the soprano solo, ranging high. A tenor solo with chorus, Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised," brought the first part of the work to a close, and the chorus singers, especially the tenors, again distinguished themselves. The second part, When the procession came in sight of Mount Zicn," opens with an aria by the prophetess, "Why lift ye up your eyes on high?" with a chorus, "'Tis there His throne. shall surely stand." Of this it is enough to say that It was in the hands of so intelligent a singer as Miss Mary Davies. This was followed bv a fugue, Let Israel's maids for ever sing." Subsequently, "When the ark had gone u to Zion, and had been placed in the Tabernacle of David, there is a tenor recitative and solo, a recitative for the high priest, an exceedingly effective trio for the soloists, with an unaccompanied chorus, Sweeter yet and richer music, Zion's worship shall afford," and the work is brought to a close, "When the sacrifices were offered which concluded the High Service," by a Levites chorus for male voices, "The nations have witnessed thy great- ness," a quartett of priests, Our offerngs. let us bring,"and "Praise Jehovah," thewhole terminating with a full chorus, "Hallelujah." Mr. Jenkins may be con- gratulated by his friends in Wales on an unqualified success. At the conclusion of the performance, the ap- plause from a crowded hall was very marked, and the com- poser bowed his acknowledgments for so hearty a greeting. I am only quoting the words of a competent judge, not a countryman of Mr. Jenkins, when I tell you that Mr. Jenkins has ideas, and the work is marked by a certain individuality. It is rather difficult to judge whether he was tied to time, or has endeavoured sometimes, at too great cost, to be concise in his treatment. It is inevitable that there should be resemblances to the great masters in one who has not written much. The chorale was good, the trio excellent, and the instrumentation in some of the declamatory passages very fine.
PORTMADOC. PETTY SESSIONS, MAY 10. Before Messrs. Owen Griffiths (chairman), E. S. Greaves, A. O. Williams, and John Jones. Dog Cases.—Henry Damerel v. William Roberts, Dol- benmaen. Defendant admitted the offence, and was fined 25s.-R. Williams, charged by Mr. Lawton, on the infor- mation of William Titterton, with same offence on the 5th April, was fined 2;)13. Drunk and Riotous.—P.C. Thomas Williams v. David Ellis, Portmadoc.—Complainant said that on the 3rd May he saw defendant in Chapel-street, Portmadoc, about 11 30 p.m., making a disturbance. He again saw him later making a. disturbance. Defendant was fined 5s., and 10s. costs. The same defendant was again charged by A. S. Owen Price with the same offence between eleven and twelve a.m., on the 4th May, when he had to lock him up. Defendant was for this offence fined 20s., and 10s. costs.—The same detendant was again charged by A. S. Owen Price with having thrown him down when he was conveying him to the lock-up for the last offence, and trying to kick him. Defendant was fined 20s., and 10s. costs. Drunkenness.—A. S. Owen Price v. James Welsh for being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart at Port- madoc on the 5th May. Defendant admitted the charge, and was fined 20s., and 12s. costs.—John Jones, charged by P.C. John Roberts with being drunk at Criccieth on the 3rd May, was fined 10s., and 12s. costs. Assault on a Wife.—Catherine Roberts v. Hugh Roberts, Tremadoc. Defendant did not appear, but P.C. Owen Jones proved the service of the summons.—Complainant said her husband struck heron the 2nd May. A warrant for his apprehension was ordered. School Board Prosecutions.—Mr. John Jones, clerk to the Criccieth School Board v. William Jones, Criccieth. The defendant's wife appeared and admitted that the child was not sent to school. An order was made to send the child regularly to school. — Wm. Thomas, Criccieth, charged with the same offence, was fined 5s. —Watkin Williams, carter, Criccieth, charged under several sections of the Education Act with not' sending his children to school, and employing them in manual labour whilst they ought to be at school, did not appear, and a warrant was ordered. Larceny.—P.C. John Roberts v. Owen Roberts, mason, Pwllheli. Defendant was charged with stealing a, plasterer's brush, trowel, and hammer, at Criccieth. The case was dismissed. COUNTY COURT, MAY 13.—Before Mr. Homersham Cox, Judge. There were entered for hearing 2 new trials, 10 ad- journed cases, 145 new plaints, 1 adjourned commitment hearing, and 12 new commitment hearings. Ejectment.—The owners of the Tremadoc Estate v. Griffith Owen, late of Tremadoc but now in America.—It was an undefended action. Mr. Randel Casson, who ap- peared to support the application, said that in 1875 a plot of ground in the town of Tremadoc was let to defendant under a lease of 61 years as a building site, the ground rent being £318s. per annum. There was a covenant in the lease by which defendant was to build a dwelling house on the said land within twelve months; also that the lease should be void if the rent was not paid within twenty- one days after demand, and several other conditions which had not been complied with by defendant. The county court summons had been fixed up on a pole on the premises but the demand note had not been put up there.—Mr. J. P. Roberts, Ynystowyn, said he was plaintiff's agent. The rent of these premises has been due for more than six months, it being due in November, 187G. The annual value there was no house to leave the demand llote for rent in. An order for immediate possession was made. Ellen Jones, Buaribuch. Llanliyfni, v. Morris Jones, Ty'ngorlan, Pennant. Complainant, a niece of defendant, said she hired as female servant with him at £3 per six months, and was to be allowed to fatten a pig at his ex- pene, with defendant's, and scll it. he went to defend- ant's service in November, 1874, and remained in his service for a year and a half, until May, 1870. Defendant also sold a heifer belonging to her for £ 310s., and retained the money in his hands. He also sold a fat pig of hers for .4 8s. so that there were due for her service for the pig, 1:4 for the heifer, 10s., total, JSlG 18s. She acknowledged payment of £10 in various sums.—De- fendant swore that he had paid plaintiff £12 in cash. He had reared the heifer for her. She was to get £3 per half year, and to be allowed to fatten a pig, but she never brought one there. During the last quarter of her service, she was attending to a sick person, and only came to his place for her meals, and to sleep. She did not bring the pig there, but she brought a calf, which cost him more to rear than the pig. He had three pigs fattened, but they were pigs bought by him.—Plaintiff said it was defendant that paid for the pigs but he retained the price of one of them the brindled (brith) coloured one, from her wages.— Defendant said he paid her £3 in May, 1875, and £3 every half year afterwards. He again paid her £ 3 for the heifer, which was the sum he got for it. He also gave her a sheep wortha sovereign, and wool worth 3;:í;¡.-Plaintiff said that really her uncle did not tell the truth. (Laughter.) A year ago, her uncle went to Carnarvon, and there com mitted perjury in order to try to prevent her (plaintiff) from affiliating her child. Turning to defendant, she said, you only follow your usual custom (cynefin) in telling lies." (Laughter.)—The Registrar of the Court said that defendant had stated before him in the morning, that it was in small sums of ten shillings or so he had paid plain- tiff.—Judgment for plaintiff. Mary Humphreys v. Hugh Roberts, Hendremur, Festiniog. —Mr. Ellis appeared for plaintiff. She said she was defendant's step-daughter, and had always lived at Hendremur, having been bred there. Defendant married her mother, then a, widow, about eighteen years ago. She had been hired as a servant maid by defendant for the year ended November 13th last at £11 per annum. He had paid her £.4 on account, saying he would afterwards pay the balance, and her sister was present when he said so. The defendant had paid her £11 as warns the year before that.—Elizabeth Humphreys, defendant's sister, corroborated.—The defendant denied some of plaintiff's statements, but afterwards admitted the most material of them.—Judgment for £7 balance, with eosts. George Aaronson v. William Williams.—The plaintiff had obtained judgment for the payment of an alleged balance of £4 10s., in the absence of defendant, who had been detained through the train being late.—Mr. Casson now appeared for defendant, and applied to have the judgment altered to £2 10s., the defendant producing re- ceipts under plaintiff's traveller, Mr. Watchkin, for the difference.—Judgment corrected accordingly, and defend- ant to have his costs for this day.—Plaintiff did not appear. Lewis Pugh, Harlech, v. Owen Williams, Portmadoc.— This was an action to recover £22s. 10d., being wages for working on board the Turkestan, a wreck on shore at Harlech.-—Defendant acknowledged that wages were due to plaintiff, but he had thought that this matter was settled between them. A few months ago plaintiff and another man were put on board the Turkestan by him, to look after her, with orders not to deliver possession of the ship or anything belonging to it to anybody without his orders. But he did deliver it without any orders, which cost him a great deal of annoyance and expense. He had also lost a boat belonging to the Turkestan, and if plaintiff had served him with the summons in time to allow him to plead a set-off, the plaintiff would have owed him a considerable amount more than he claimed.—His Honour gave judgment for the amount of plaintiff's claim, but stayed execution until next court, in order that defen- dant might bring on his case against plaintiff. John Thomas Sharpe v. Messrs. Strange and Wilson.— The claim was 18s. for posting bills at Portmadoc and the surrounding country. During Easter week defendants were performing at the Assembly Room, Portmadoc.— Plaintiff said, "If your Honour will allow me, I will begin at the beginning."—His Honour: I hope you are not going to begin at the beginning of the world. (Laughter.) — ine plaintiff then stated his case.—Charles Poole ap- peared for defendants, and said he was lessee and manager of the performances. He had an entertainment for several nights, in April last, at Portmadoc. He did not admit the items charged against him in plaintiff's bill. He only admitted the sum of 14s., which he had paid plaintiff. —The plaintiff said he had posted large posters for de- fendants everywhere about Borth, Tremadoc, and the country, as well as at Portmadoc.—Mr. Poole replied that his agent had been with plaintiff everywhere putting the posters up previously to the entertainment that plain- tiff brought him his bill of 14s. for that job, begging for immediate payment for family reasons, and that when he wanted to have more posters put up plaintiff was in the lockup for an assault upon his wife. When he came out, plaintiff called upon him begging to be allowed to put more posters up, offering to put them up gratis. Mr. Poole gave him six slips to put on the posters, and for that job plaintiff now sued him for 18s.—William Titter- ton said he had been "Bill Poster General" at Port- madoc for the last seventeen years, and plaintiff had just set up in opposition to. him. "(Laughter.) He considered j that plaintiff had been well remunerated for what he had done. He had not put them at all at Tremadoc and the neighbourhood. They were not put up in the country at all.—The plaintiff asserted thnt lie had put them in about 150 places.—In answer to his Honour the plaintiff said he charged 2s. 6d. per week for putting defendant's posters on his board near the Town Hall, though the board itself had cost him only Is. 6d.—Mr. Poole said the bill he paid defendant far exceeded the scale price for posting, and quoted the sum he had paid at Aberystwyth and several other places.—His Honour suggested to Mr. Poole that he had better pay plaintiff 2s. 6d. without costs, and Mr. Poole reluctantly did so, remarking in an undertone that it was a swindle.—Qhe solicitors present complained on account of the delay in opening the proceedings of the Court, and that they had to sit there waiting from eleven a.m. until nearly one p.m.
ABERDOVEY. TOWYN LOCAL BOARD, THURSDAY, MAY 9TH.- Present Mr. James Webster, chairman, Mr. W. Parry, Mr. John Williams, Mr. J. Hughes Jones, Mr. J. Lloyd Tamberlain. Mr. W. R. Davies, Clerk, Mr. J. Ff, Jones, M.D., Medical Officer, Mr. P. Hughes, Sur- veyor, and Mr. Owen Williams, Inspector of Nuisances. Medical UJficcl"sRcjJ01.t.Mr. J. Ff. Jones reported that he had visited the mill house at Felinparcel, in the occu- pation of Hugh Davies. The premises were remarkably clean, but there was no closet attached to the house. The roof was also very greatly out of repair. There were holes in the roof which permitted the rain to fall into the upper room or garret, to the great discomfort of the inmates, and to the imminent danger of their health. They had been compelled to remove their beds and bedding from the upper room inconsequence of the state of the roof, and he considered the house to be quite unfit for human habi- tation. Besides that, the servant girl was compelled to sleep in the same bedroom as the tenant and his wife. The Medical Officer having stated that the landlord of the house, was Mr. Thruston, it was agreed to give him notice to put the place in a proper state of repair.—The Medical Officer stated that he intended at the next meet- ing to bring in a report upon the sanitary condition of Cwrt, and follow that up by systematic inspections and reports. Inspetor's Report.—Mr. Owen Williams reported, among other things, that he had distributed a great number of notices among the inhabitants of Aberdovey, cautioning them against the practice of setting chimneys on fire. Public Rights.—On the motion of Mr. J. Hughes Jones, seconded by Mr. Parry, it was decided to ask the Aber- dovey Committee to make enquiries as to what rights the public had in the steps leading down to the river. The Surveyor's Report.—Mr. P. H. Hughes reported as follows :— Gentlemen,—I have had the rough stones removed from the Towyn streets and the roads leading to the beach, and have had the places where the stones have been recently laid well coated with loam and gravel, which has improved the surface of them very much. I find some difficulty in repairinK efîectively and without incon- venience to travellers and traffic, defective parts of the roads and streets at this time of the year. Ordinary surface metal will not set, on account of the dry state of the earth, and I there- fore ask permission to order two track loads of finely broken stones from the Syenite Setts Quarry Co., Portmadoc.one for Towyn and one for Aberdovey. The cost of the stones delivered at the stations will be 5s. per ton. There are several places in front of the Terrace at Aberdovey which require immediate at- tention, and I am having suitable material prepared for them, but it is too expensive to prepare suitable stones in 1ar" quantities bymanuall[bour in this way, and I would not have un- dertaken to et any if there were any chance of having them from Portmadoc in time. I eg to call your partieular attention to the advisability of ûrderin stones for the surface of the streds soon enough, and I would recommend that a contract be made for having the stones broken small enough to pass through a riddle of specified size, and supplied by a fixed time. I strongly recommend this matter to the careful consideration of the Towyn and Aberdovey Local Committees. The iron chairs be- longing to Towyn are being painted, and shall be fixed in their usual places next week. Tho road leading from Xantymynach to Abertrinnnt has gone out of repair, andis being now attended to. The parts belonging to the parish of Towyn of this road suffer much (Lunae dllri11 rainy weather from water flowing into them from parts belonging to the parish of Talyllyn. I consider that the attention of the authorities of that parish should he called to the matter. The pump in Corbet-square, Towyn, is frequently damaged and thrown out of order, throuh stones and pieces of iron being passed down the cylinder. The cost of repairs is considerable, ami the inconvenience to parties depending upon it for water is very great. I have called the attention of the police to the matter. The Surveyor was directed to order two truck loads of small stones. The question of entering into a contract was deferred to the next meeting. Removal of Ashes.—A discussion occurred respecting the Penhelig property, and in the end the subject was re- ferred to the Aberdovey Sanitary Committee to consider what should be done. It was also agreed to endeavour to contract with some one for the periodical removal of ashes from the houses in the town.
BORTH. SIGNS OF LIFE.—Borth is to have a market and a market hall. The large room at the station end of the Terrace, which has been used for all sorts of purposes, is at last to be converted into a marker hall, and it is believed that attempts are to be made to establish a market.
HARLECH. AOENCY.—The Cambrian News is now sold at Harlech by Mr. W. Evans, Gorphwysfa Cottage. RIFLE Conrs.—A rifle corps is about to be formed at Harlech, and many young men have sent in their names for enrolment to Mr. Lovesgrove, of the Castle Hotel. IMPROVEMENTS.—Within the past two or three years Harlech has been greatly extended by the building of one or two terraces and several commodious villas on sites which command extensive views of sea and mountain scenery. The main attraction at Harlech, however, is the Castle, and it is a pity if anything should be done to im- pair its beauty. Already one house has been erected in such a position as to mar the effect of the ruins from an south-eastern stand-point, whence visitors obtain their first impressions. The Turkestan, the ship which was stranded on the beach some time ago, has not yet been got off or broken up.
CARNARVON. GAME CASE.—On Saturday, May 11, (before Dr. Millar, Messrs. Powell and Whitehead,) Rowland Parry, William Jones, and O. H. Jones, were charged with trespassing in pursuit'of game on the Tanrallt farm, Llanr wg, over which Mr. Asslieton Smith claims the right of sporting. Mr. 0. A. Jones prosecuted, and Mr. J. A. Hughes defended. The defence was a denial of the charge, and it was further set up that there was no exclusive right vested in Mr. Assheton Smith. Mr. Bayley Williams, son of the rector of the parish, proved that he had enjoyed for 20 years the uninterrupted right of sporting on the farm, over which it was stated that Mr. Assheton Smith had lately taken a lease from the Woods and Forests. A fine of 10s. and costs was intlieted. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, SATURDAY, MAY 11.—Present Messrs. R. Jones (chairman), T. Hughes, J. Jones (Car- narvon), J. Eraser, E. H. Owen, J. Lloyd, Evan-Griffith, R. Thomas, R. Owen. D. Thomas J. Owen, Elias Jones, R Williams, Elias Williams, W. Owen, J. Thomas, Ed- ward Williams, R. Humphreys, Robert Thomas, H. Wil- liams, J. Roberts, T. Jones, and G. R. J ones. The Clerk (Mr. J. H. Thomas) reported that during the fortnight .1:32113, had been expended in out-relief, £34 9s. 10d. on account of non-settled poor, and that there was a balance of lOd. The followfng return of paupers relieved on May 5th, and the rate per head, was made by the re- lieving officers :—Mr. D. Thomas, G19 paupers, rate per head Is. 9d., rate per head of population lid.; Mr. D. Hughes, 475 paupers, rate per head Is. 9:ji1., per head of population 15-lGd.; Mr. Whiteside, 409 paupers, rate per head Is. 81d., per head of population gd- Mr Ellis, 229 paupers, rate per head 2s. 3d., per head of population ld. A proposal by Mr. Hugh Williams to alter the hour ot meeting from nine o'clock to half-past was lost by four- teen votes to seven. An application by the master and matron for an increase of salary was deferred for a fort- night. A motion by Mr. E. H. Owen for the publication of the list of persons in receipt of relief was opposed by Mr. J. Jones, but carried by thirteen to five. The death of the porter of the workhouse was reported, and it was arranged that his successor should be appointed at the next meeting. Inmates in the house, eighty-six; vagrants during the fortnight, forty-five.
LLANGWM, NEAR CORWEN. CONSECRATION OF ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH, DINMAEL. —The ceremony of consecrating the new church at Din- mael, near Corwen, dedicated to St. Catherine, was con- ducted on Thursday, May 11, by the Bishop of St. Asaph. There was a large congregation present. After the usual ceremony of consecration, the Bishop and clergy proceeded into the church, reading the 84th Psalm. Prayers were read by the Rev. Ellis Roberts, rector of LIangwm, the first lesson by the Rev. William Jones, Bettws, second lesson by the Rev. Jenkin Jones, Cerrig-y-Drudiori, the epistle by the Rev. W. Richardson, Corwen, and the gospel by the Rev. Canon Edwards, and a, suitable sermon was preached by the Bishop. After service a large com, pany were entertained at luncheon at Maesmor.
LLANERFYL. SCHOOL REPORT.—Early in April the National School of this place was examined in religious knowledge by the Rev. E. Owen, M.A., Diocesan Inspector. At the close of the examination he wrote the following on Mr. Roberts's Certificate "This school did remarkably well." The other day the general report was received as follows;- This is a remarkably good school. Every class is well taught. The result of the exanaipation is highly credit- able to everyone connected with mie school. The general quality of the school is Religious instruction very good plus; repetition very good; discipline very good; <> and tone excellent." The following scholars distinguished themselves in their several classes. Group IV. (first class); Catherine Jones, Edward Thomas, David Thomas. Group III. (second class): Margaret Ridge, Elizabeth Jones, Llewelyn Morris. Group II. (third class): William Morris, Mary Edwards, Kate Jones, Margaret Meredith, Sarah Jones. Group I. (fourth class): Jane Jones, Thomas Hughes, Robert Jones, Mary J. Nightingale. Infants :—Ann Humphreys, Jane Humphreys, William Jones, Mary J. Morris. Twelve other scholars are recom- mended to the managers for a book prize. It should be stated that John Davies one of the first class boys is recom- mended to the managers for a book prize, as he has already taken the certificate of his class, and in the present examination did well. The first-msntioned scholars have been awarded certificates of merit.
CAERSWS. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, MAY 13.—Before J. Pryce Davies, Esq., O. J. Crewe-Read, Esq., and Capt. Adams. Serious Assault Case.—Lerry v. Evans.— Mr. Hignett (Longueville, Jones, and Williams), for complainant.— George Humphreys Lerry said I am a clerk in the em- ploy of Messrs. Longueville, of Oswestry. On Tuesday last I was instructed to serve a notice on defendant, at Tygwyn, Llanwnog. I went there about half-past six p.m. I found defendant and wife at their tea. They were sitting close by the door. I went into the house. De- I. fendant asked me my business. I told him I had a notice t for him. I had no sooner done so than he told me to leave the house. I took the notice from my pocket and gave it to him. He thereupon rushed at me, and wanted me to take it back. I ran down the (yard and into the field. He followed me with a rather large dog, and caught me nearly half across the field. He tried to force the notice into my possession. 'I avoided taking it. He seized me by my right arm and struck me on the left side of the head with hig closed fist. He repeated this two or three times. He then kicked me three times on the legs. The dog was jumping at me the whole of the time. He then partially loosed me, and I got away from him. I had a violent pain in the head that day and the next. I did not examine my legs. I had a mark on my arm.—John Jones, servant to defendant, said I was in the house when complainant came there. Defendant ordered him out, and raced him out, and Lerry tumbled. I did not see Evans lay hold of him..Complainant came in "savagely." I saw no blows struck.—Defendant was fined £5, and costs, or in default two months, with hard labour. Another Serious Assault Case.—Richard Hamer v. John Davies, Redhouse.—The complainant and defendant are both respectable farmers in the neighbourhood, and the case excited great interest.—Mr. Edward Powell appeared for the complainant, and Mr. T. M. Taylor for the de- fence.—Richard Hamer said: I live at Carnedd, Llan- dinam. On the 5th April I went into the Unicorn, Caersws, with Mr. Ceiriog Hughes. In a few minutes defendant came in. He passed me, and in passing said— Close up, you —— rascal." He then jumped on my toes. I pushed him off with my hands. I was sitting down. As I was rising up he knocked my hat and began to tear my hair, and he knocked me on the back, so that I fell through the door on my face into the kitchen. Defendant fell on me and put his finger in my mouth to try to tear my cheek out. I had not struck him up to then. As they pulled him off, I may have struck him. I was in a faint state from loss of blood. The company were turned out, but I was allowed to remain. After hearing further evidence on both sides the Bench fined Davies £5, and costs.—The defendant had issued a cross- summons for assault at the same time and place, which was dismissed. School Board, Cases.—Thomas Thomas, of Pentre, Carno, was summoned by John Wilson, attendance officer, for not sending his son to school.—Case dismissed.—Thomas Foulkes, of Bryncoch, Carno, was summoned by John Wilson, for not sending his son to school.—Fined as., in- cluding costs. Assault.—Maurice Hamer, of Moilart, was summoned by Owen Lloyd for assault.—Fined 5s., and costs. Highioay Case.—-John Ashton, grocer, Carno. was sum- moned by F. H. Phillips for allowing his cows to stray on the turnpike road.—Fined 5s., and costs. Drunkenness.—John Evans, of Maesmawr, was sum- moned P.C. John Pearson, for being drunk and disorderly in Caersws on the 7th May.—Fined 5s., and costs.
NEWTOWN. LEGAL.—The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas has appointed Mr. Richard Williams a perpetual com- missioner for taking acknowledgments of deeds by married women. THE RECE.VT LIBERAL MEETING.—A letter from Major Corbett to Mr. Humphreys Owen, dated Antwerp, May 7, expressing his regret that he was unable to attend the Liberal meeting at Newtown last week, was received too late to be read at the meeting. EIGHT YEARS' VOYAGES.—On Friday evening, May 10, a very interesting lecture, entitled "Eight years' voyages," was given in the Public Rooms in connection with the Literary Institute by Mr. C. J. Naylor. Mr. Humphreys Owen presided. The usual votes of thanks were passed at the close of the lecture. ST. DAVID'S CHURCH.—Mr. Stanton, the organist, and Mr. Edward Owen, the choirmaster, having resigned their appointments some time ago, it was decided to advertise for a professional organist and choirmaster. In answer to the advertisements, some dozen applications were received and out of these four or five were chosen to play at the parish church In order to thoroughly test their capa- bilities they had to accompany the service, besides playing the usual voluntaries. We believe that Mr. Kemp, of Wilmslow, has been offered the post, but we do not know whether he has accepted it. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8.—Before J. C. Bayard, Esq., J. H. Blythe, Esq., R. Lloyd, Esq., and L'wis Lewis, Esq. Drunkenness.—David Oliver, farm labourer, was charged with being drunk on the high road, Tregynon, and was fined 5s., withGs. costs.—Richard Thomas, farm labourer, was fined 5s., with 9s. costs, for the same offence, in default, seven days. Public House Cases.-—David Jenkins, bricklayer, was charged by P.C. Crowden with being on the premises of the Railway Tavern on Sunday, 14th April, and also with giving a wrong name on the same occasion. Fined 10s. in each case, and 5s. costs, in default fourteen days.—Wm. Wilcox and Richard Jones were charged with being on the licensed premises of the Albion Inn during prohibited hours on Good Friday. P.C. Crowden proved the case.— Mr. Issard explained that both the landlord and Wilcox worked for him, and that Pearson kept the key.—Jones s,ud that he was gathering rags and bones, and that the beer was given to The case against Wilcox was dis- missed, and Jones had to pay 8s. 6d., including costs. The Albion Inn.—Edward Evans applied for authority to sell at the Albion Inn until the next transfer meeting, which was granted. School Board Cases.—Mr. Lewis, attendance officer to the Newtown and Llanllwchaiaru School Board, brought forward the following cases. John Jones, Lady- well-street, for neglecting to send his daughter to school. Fined 2s. 6d., or three days.—John Owen, Stone-street. The child six years old. The wife appeared, and said that her husband was given to drink-, and that she had to go out to work. Fined 2s. Gd. or three days.—Edward Pugh, Gro Cottage, daughter ten years. The mother ap- peared. Fined 2s. Gd.—Catherine Holt, Ball Play. The boy, eleven years. The mother said that she always tried to send him to school. Fined 2s. 6d. or three days. Inspector Sleemanx. The Cambrian Railway Company.— In this case defendants were charged with having in- fringed the By-laws of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1869. in neglecting to cleanse certain cattle pens. Mr. Williams, instructed by the Solicitor to the Trea- sury, appeared for the prosecution, and the Company's solicitor, Mr. Corfield, for the defence.—Henry Arthur Sleeman, inspector, appointed by the Privy Council under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act of 1;)(j, produced his appointment in 1875. He said he visited the Newtown Station on the 23rd March, and found dung of animals on. the floor of eight loading pens. He made chalk marks Oil each of the pens. There were no animals there then. He went again on Sunday, and found nothing had been done to the pens. He then made other marks. He visited the place again on Monday morning, and found pigs in every pen—42 in all. He went again on Tuesday, at mid- day, and found ponies, cattle, and sheep in all the pens, and found the marks he had made on the same places. There were 100 animals altogether—80 sheep, 68 cattle, and 12 ponies. He went again at four o'clock, and found three men there cleaning the floors of the pens, and not the sides, as directed by the Act.—Mr. Corfield, for the defence, said that he was very sorry to appear before them, because it was the first time the Company had been summoned for a breach of by-laws under the Contagious Diseases Act, and would call witnesses, who, if they spoke the truth, would contradict Mr. Sleeman. The Act pressed heavily on the Railway Companies, and the Cambrian had done all they could to carry out the order of the Privy Council. They sent extracts of the order to every station, and said what was to be done. Reese Lloyd, station inspector, said that he saw the pens properly cleaned before he allowed cattlc to be put into them.—Thomas Hiles id his duties were to clean out cattle trucks. Then when they were cleaned he made a preparation of lime and carbolic acid and water, and washed them inside and out. It was on the 19th that he cleaned them.—Benjamin Jones said he cleaned the pens on the 25th March in the same way as last witness.—Geo. Isaac corroborated as to the manner of cleaning.—The Bench having consulted, Mr. Bayard said that they had come to a decision on the matter, and it did appear that there was no doubt jjan offence; that the pens were not cleaned when Mr. Sleeman in- spected them. No doubt the bottom of the carriages had been cleansed, but there were certain marks Mr. Sleeman had made which he noticed to the last. The cleansing had not been done sufficiently, nor according to the Act of Parliament, and they had no hesitation in saying there must be a conviction. The penalty would be £10 in each case, and the costs. Assaults.—John Davies, farmer, Llandinam, was sum- moned for assaulting Charles Thomas on the 9th of April. There was a cross summons in this case. Mr. Williams appeared for defendant. Davies was fined 40s., and 17s. 6d. costs.—Eliza Parry was charged with having assaulted Win. Davies, horse-breaker, on the 10th of April. The Bench said it was a trivial case, and said complainant was as much to blame as defendant, and the case would be dismissed. Permitting Drunkenness.—John Bennett was charged with permitting drunkenness at the Railway Tavern.— Mr. Williams appeared for the defendant.—P.C. Price said he visited the Railway Tavern on the 27th March. A man named William Davies was there drunk, and the house was very disorderly all day. It was the day after the fair.—P.C. Owen sated that he and P.C. Price saw Davies come out of the house quite drunk.—Elizabeth Davies, the servant, said that Davies was not drunk.— John Pilot, haulier, said that Davies was hauling with him that day. AbJUt halt-past twelve, they called at Mr. Bennett's and had some bread and cheese and two half pints of beer. They had not finished when Owen' carne in.-Defendant was fined 10s. ami costs. Charge of Assault.—Sarah Owen was summoned for assaulting Elizabeth Jones, Canal Basin, on the 19th May. There was a cross-summons.—Ann Griffiths gave evi- dence, and the case was dismissed. Charge under the Juvenile Jones was charged with stealing certain knives, brooches, rings, and other articles, the property of Win. Beedies, on the 11th April.—Mr. Williams appeared for the boy.—Pro- secutor, who is a hardware dealer, said he had a standing in the Market Hall, and four boxes there full of goods. On the 11th April he left a box there fastened with straps, but without a. lock, with jewellery, &c. On the 13th April he found that the box had been opened, and ten penknives, and other knives, earrings, finger rings, lockets, and other articles missing. He gave information to the police. The two knives and five rings produced were similar to those missing.—Jane Beedles, wife of last witness, corroborated the previous evidence.—There were a great number of witnesses.—The Bench ordered the prisoner to be whipped with twelve strokes, and then go to gaol for a month. Assaulting a Wife.—Isaac Astley was charged with assaulting his wife, Elizabeth Astley, on Saturday night. Defendant had turned her out of the house.—Defendant was sent to gaol for fourteen days' hard labour. Stealing a Petticuat.-Margaret Price was charged with stealing a petticoat, the property of Jane Hughes, Llanllwchaiarn, value 4s. 6d.—The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to ga.ol for one month. I
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