LOCAL AND DISTRICT NOTES. The Aberystwyth Town Council are once more fairly afloat on a fresh water scheme. Mr. T. D. HARRIES on Friday last introduced the Llyn Llygaid Rheidol source in a speech carefully prepared and full of facts. It would be idle to express strong opinions in favour of this or any other project, in the absence of details, but we say again, as we have said many a time before, that if the Council were united there ought to be no difficulty in obtaining an inexhaustible supply of pure water for Aber- ystwyth. The weakness at Aberystwyth is that the mem- bers of the Council are not united in their desire to obtain water direct from the hills. If the Plynlimon scheme can be carried out for £ 20,000, it will be a cheap and highly satisfactory settlement of the question. The beginnings of discord, however, showed themselves at the meeting on Friday. Mr. ISAAC MORGAN mentioned an offer from Mr. J. W. SZLUMPEB to do some preliminary work FOR nothing. Whether Mr. SZLUMPER'S offer was the throw- ing of a sprat to catch a mackerel, and whether his offer "18 according to the custom of his profession, are questions of. less importance than that it seems to be agreed the ratepayers must either employ Mr. Sz LUMPER to carry out the work or meet him in opposi- tion. There appears to be no other alternative. The members of the Council felt that to employ Mr. SZLUMPEB for nothing would bind them to him later -on. t It was resolved to obtain an analysis of the water, and to engage Mr. J. E. THOMAS to make the survey for pre- liminary plans. It is matter for the deepest regret that contending parties should fight over the water supply of a town that depends for its commercial success upon the attractions it offer* to visitors. If Mr. T. D. HARBIES succeeds in carrying a-satisfactory scheme to a successful 6aue, he will have done more for the health and prosperity of Aberystwyth than can easily be estimated. .jt On Tuesday last, at the Tregaron Board of Guardians, -Dr. JOHN ROWLAND and Dr. ROWLAND ROWLAND, medical officers for the Tregaron rural sanitary authority district, read their annual reports. The district is in a healthy state, and the Board paid the officers high compliments for the thorough way in which they did their work. The utter absence at Aberystwyth of all protection Against fire was once more fully proved on Friday morn- 1n.g last, when the warehouse of Mr. JOHN JONES, Com- merce House, was burned to the ground, and the goods tt contained were destroyed. The fire burnt fiercely until everything was consumed. The turncock, the town sur- veyor, and the police were present, but in the absence of Water nothing could be done. The crowd groaned at the town officials, and asked sarcastically for water to extin- guish the flames. Captain Humphreys and a few other Inen threw water from buckets upon the gable end of an djoining house, and assisted in preventing the fire from spreading. As long as the ratepayers are satisfied with the present absence of arrangements to extinguish fires, the Council have some slight justification for their strange apathy. A significant change in the demeanour of the crowd may assist in bringing about an improved state of things. At former fires the public have vied with each other in efforts to extinguish the flames, but on Friday morning there was no great anxiety to work as soon as it became known the premises were insured. The fire brigade was conspicuous by its absence. If the Insurance offices will not provide fire engines, and if the authorities are of opinion that the present muddle is satisfactory, why should private individuals troublethemselves ? At the meeting of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians on Monday last, the complaint was brought against Mr. T. G. THOMAS, one of the relieving officers, that he sends the relief of paupers by messengers, and does not visit the districts. The officer said he had been ill, but, as was pointed out to him, that was no excuse for neglect of duty. At the Dolgelley Board of Guardians, on Saturday last, the Guardians severely censured Mr. REVELEY for writing a letter to the Cambrian News by the roundabout, but effective, method of scolding the INSPECTOR for replying to it. It is quite clear that Mr. REVELEY would have acted more wisely if he had written to the Board instead of to the paper, and the INSPECTOR would have rendered his answer all the more complete if he had shown Mr. REVELEY his error by sending his answer to the Board. The INSPECTOR has a difficult position to fill, and how is he likely tofare in contests with the country gen- tIAnen, who are, of course, ex-officio Guardians ? Next time the INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES writes a letter he would act wisely if he made out a less complete defenee. The Tregaron Board of Guardians, on Tuesday last, discussed the appointment of collectors instead of the assistant overseers. After a long .discussion, in which it was evident that the majority of Guardians were in favour of the old system, Mr. R. J. DAVIES, who brought the subject forward, withdrew his motion. The Tregaron Board is not yet ripe for the change, but the saving that would be effected is so considerable that sooner or later Tregaron will follow the example of Aberystwyth, and get rid of an inefficient and expensive system. # The difficulty which arose respecting the scheme adopted by the Bala Local Board for taking water from Llyn Arrenig Fawr, and taking it through Crown Land, in con- sequence of the inadmissability of the terms proposed by the Commissioners of Woods and Forests, appears to have been virtually removed by concessions on the part of the Commissioners, and at a meeting of the Local Board on Friday the terms were accepted, subject to an alteration of the date in the commencement of the lease. It was resolved to ask the Local Govern- ment Board to send down an inspector to hold an enquiry, preparatory to the Local Board's obtaining a loan from the Public Works Commissioners, to enable them to carry out the scheme.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES.—Mr. S. C. Jones, a student of this College, passed in the Honours Division, and obtained sufficient number of marks te get a prize at the recent Matriculation Examination of the University of London. A NEW CHUBCH.—From an advertisement in anothar part of the paper, it will be seen that next summer a bazaar will be held, we presume, at Aberystwyth, in aid of a fund for the erection of a new church at Penrhyn- cocb, in the extensive parish of Llanbadarn. Lady Pryse, Gogerddan, Mrs. Evans, Fair View House, near Aberystwyth, and Mrs. Pugh, the Vicarage, will be glad to hear from contributors. THE DEE CONSERVANCY BOARD.—It is hoped that the Duke of Westminster will consent to fill the office of chairman of the Dee Board of Conservators, vacant by the death of Colonel Tottenham. CYMMRODORION SOCIETY.—At the meeting of the Council of the. Honourable .Society of Cyrpjinrodorion, he!4 on Wednesday, February, in London, communi- cation was recwi^ed from Qro«0, SecBttb&y of State for the Home Department, acknowledging the receipt, by her JSfajesty %he Qtf £ &«, of the loyal and dutiful address of, 8ytnpatUj £ forwaSdfcd by the Cymmrodorion, on the 0 ofthfe death of her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Hesse Darmstadt, Princess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland. • FooTBAtL ASSOCIATION OF WALES.—A meeting of this Association was held at the Hand Hotel, Chirk, on Tues- day evening, Feb 11. The following representatives were present:—Oswestry, Mr. Ll. Kenrick; Wrexham, Messrs. I Boden and Hamshaw; Newtown, Messrs. Martin Woosnam and Chas. Morgan; Rhos, Mr. Powys Jones Ruabon, Messrs. Crosse and Johnson; Civil Service, Wrexham, Mr. Phennah Chirk, Mr. Thomas and the Secretary, Mr. C. H. Lloyd. Mr. Kenrick was voted to the chair. The Newtown representatives understood that at a meeting held threes weeks previously an arrange- ment had been come to that the fares of the Newtown, or the Newtown White Star, as the case might be, and of the Bangor, should be paid on the Occasion of their playing off the tie at Wrexham, and Mr. Morgan therefore con- the Bangor, should be paid on the occasion of their playing off the tie at Wrexham, and Mr. Morgan therefore con- tended that the resolution come to at the Wrexham meet- ing on the previous Tuesday should not have been come to without notice having been previously given. The meeting decided that it had been a general agree- ment that no expenses should be paid, and that no notice had been necessary. Mr. C. Morgan then gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that this resolution be rescinded, and that such fares be paid out of the gate money received at the match at Wrexham next Saturday. Mr. Powys Jones was elected goal- keeper for the match Wales v. Lancashire, in the place of Mr. Glascodine, who, the Association regretted to hear, could not attend. A practice for this match was an- nounced to be held at Ruabon on the following Friday afternoon. The selection of players for the match Wales v. Scotland was deferred until after the decision of the Newtown v. Newtown White Star. Referees were ap- pointed. It was resolved that the next meeting be held at the George Hotel, Shrewsbury on Monday next. The proceedings terminated with the usual compliments to the Chairman.
HUNTING. APPOINTMENTS. HUNTING. APPOINTMENTS. [WEATHER PERMITTING.] COL. PRY9131S HOUNDS will meet on Saturday, February 15 Machynlleth Wednesday February 19 Nanteos Lodge Gate At 9-30. Friday, February 21 Crosswood J AtlO. The UNITED PACK will meet oa Saturday, February 15 Clunton Wednesday, February 19 ..Oak Hotel, Welshpool Saturday, February 22 Horderley At 10-30. The TANAT SIDE CARRIERS will meet on Friday, February 14 Moreton Village Tuesday, February 18 • • ••••• Maesbrook Friday, February 81 Leigh At 11. The MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY'S HARRIERS will meet on Friday, February 14 Tynewydd, Darowen Monday, February 17 Henllan At 10. MONTGOMERY HARRIERS will meet on Saturday, February 15 Bwlchycibau Atii' Tfridav "liShf ^^NTSHIRE HARRIERS will meet on Friday, February 14 Tower Monday, February 17" 'v. 'The Kennels Saturday, lebruary 22 Padeswood At 11. Tbe CARNARVON BARRIERS will meet on Wednesday, February 19 Glanrafon, near Pont Rug Fnday, February 21 Groeslon At 11-30. — Mr. VAUGHAN PRYSE'S HARRIERS will meet on Saturday, February 15 Äi io:i3ô: Cefn Penbryn At 10-30. The RADNORSHIRE HARRIERS will meet on Saturday, February 15 •••• •••• Llanelwedd At 10-15. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS will meet on Saturday, February 15 Whitchurch Monday, February 17 Baschnrch Wednesday, February 19 Garden Thursday, February 20 Greddington Saturday, February 22 • • JQ «Q Iscoed The FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS will meet on Saturday, February 15 Coed Coch At 10.30 The SHREWSBURY HOUNDS will meet on Friday, February 14 Atcham Bridge At 11. The ALBRIGHTON HOUNDS will meet on Saturday, February 15 .The Kennels At 11.15 The WHEATLAND HOUNDS will meet on Friday, February 14 .Patton At 10-45.
r PONTGOCH. CONCEBT.—A concert was given in the Wesleyan Chapel on Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, for the benefit of John Ellis, miner, who has been suffering from rheumatism for several years. The chair was occupied by Mr. James Green, manager of the Mynydd-gorddu mine, and there Was a large attendance. A long programme was gone through in good style. Miss Morgan, U.C. W., delighted the audience by her effective vocalization, and good service was rendered by the Penygarn Choir, conducted by Mr. Jones, and by the Salem Choir, conducted by Mr. John Edwards.
PORTMADOC COUNTY COURT, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1879.— Before H. R. Hodson, Esq., deputy judge. Humphreys v. Lewis.-In this case the plaintiff, who is a tailor, residing at Portmadoc, sued the defendant for 23, value of goods supplied.—The defendant, however, stated that at the time hejwas measured for the clothes, he was only seventeen years of age, and was informed by the plaintiff that his fatherhMd ordered him to be supplied with them. He had never been applied to for the money until after his father's death, which was twelve months after the clothes had been supplied. Judgment was given for defendant. Morris and Owen v. Owen.—Mr. Cledwyn Owen, of Pwllheli, appeared for the plaintiffs, who are gentlemen residing at Pwllheli; and Mr. R. Casson (of Messrs. Breese, Jones, and Casson), for the defendant. After the opening of the case, a verdict was given, by consent, for plaintiff for 12s. 6d., and 2s. costs. Morgan v. Evans-The. plaintiff, who is a provision dealer at Penrhryndeudraeth, claimed £6 6s. 3d., balance jdue on account, and proved Jast payment on account of the debt in March, 1874. Judgment for plaintiff. Bees v. Owen.—The claim in this case was for 11s., alleged to be due for rent to the plaintiff as mortgagee.— His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff. Gough v. Pritchard.—Mr. Thomas Roberts appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. R. Casson for the defendant.—The plaintiff, who is a contractor, agreed ia the summer of 1878 to sell a house, then in course of erection by him at Penrhyndeudraeth, to the defendant for 2190; the house to be completed in the same manner as some other houses adjoining, erected by him. At the request of defendant's wife he made an alteration in the kitchen, for which he charged 21 103. Subsequently the defendant agreed with him for the enlargement—for 220-of the window, for the purpose of converting it into a shop, and the making and fitting of a new counter in the place of an old one which the defendant had at first intended having. —It was contended for the defendant that the agreement was to complete all the alterations for £20, and that the partition and everything else was included in that ar- rangement.—Several witnesses were called en both sides, and judgment was eventually given for the plaintiff for £ 2 ltts., with costs.
PONT ROBERT. DISTRIBUTION OF COAL.—For upwards of four years no coal had been distributed in this neighbourhood, but owing to the severity of the season applications were made to some of the landed proprietors of the district for subscriptions. In answer to these applications Mr. Sampson S. Lloyd, M.P., owner of the Dolobran Estate, and the Earl of Powis, kindly contributed £ 2 each. The committee consisted of the following-The Rev. D. Ll. James, Messrs. E. Rogers, Bwlchgoleu, J. Rogers, Dolobran Hall, William Owen, Tyddyn Britton, N. Bebb, Garth, E. Lloyd, Royal Oak, J. Jones, lorge Mill, E. Griffiths, Forge Farm, D. C. Thomas, Schoolmaster, the latter acting as secretary. Seven tons of coal were ordered and distributed on Saturday, February 1st, each person receiving two to seven cwt., varying according to the num- ber and means of each family. The recipients are indebted to Mr. Rogers, Bwlchgoleu, and Mr. Rogers, Dolobran Hall, for gratuitously sending their teams to Llan- saintffraid Station, a distance of ten miles, for the coal.
BERRIEW ACCIDFNT.-The number of accidents we have had this winter is so large that we are beginning to look upon them as a matter of course. On Monday, Feb. f;, another occurred, though this time the frost was not the cause of it. It seems that while a chaff-cutting machine was being worked at Felindre Mill, the son of the owner, a boy of ten got his fingers between the cog wheels, and they were badly crushed. A messenger was despatched for Dr. Morgan, and he fortunately overtook that gentleman on his way home not far out of Berriew. The doctor, on ex- amining the hand, found that two of the fingers were so much injured that they would have to be amputated, and though he was without the usual instruments, he never- theless performed the operations at once, and thus by his skill and promptitude saved the poor boy from waiting in pain while a messenger went to Montgomery for proper tools. THE LATE MR. W. HUMPHBEYS.—Last week's Adver- tizer contained mention of the death of this well known and respected gentleman on the 26th Jan., at the ripe age of 82. Mr. Humphreys, though, we believe, born in the old vicarage of Tregynon, in the county of Montgomery, had been for upwards of three quarters of a century resi dent in the interesting and picturesque rectory house of Berriew, in the same county. The deceased gentleman had for a lengthened period, independently, or with his surviving brother, Mr. John Humphreys, filled many offices in connection with the civil trusts and other objects of local administration, besides acting as agent for several of the larger estates in Montgomeryshire and the adjoining counties and in the discharge of all his varied duties, the constant diligence, the scrupulous uprightness, the uniform cour- tesy, combined with the sound practical good sense, at all times unflinchingly exercised, gained him universal re- spect and confidence. He was also one of the best of landlords, as well as kindest of friends, and the respect and affection in which he was held by his own tenantry testify to the kindness and consideration he always mani- fested for their interest and welfare. Mr. Humphreys was a zealous and consistent supporter of the British and Foreign Bible Society, having acted as its local treasurer and secretary for nearly half a century, and none ever received a heartier welcome or warmer hospitality at the hands of Mr. Humphreys and the Rectory family, than its depu- tations and advocates, from the period almost of the foundation of the Society to the present time. A grati- fying proof of Mr. Humphreys's attachment to its imnortant obiects to the and of his long and honourable life is shown by his having be- queathed £ 25 to the funds of the society, to be paid free of legacy duty. Although for the past year or two the sight of Mr. Humphreys had become somewhat impaired, and he was unable to attend to his duties with his usual activity, he had no direct attack of illness, and even to the last he enjoyed the use of his faculties. On the Satur- day before his death, however, he was feebler in health and -1 appetite than usual, and in the evening congestion of the lungs set in. This rapidly increased, but without acute pain, and on the Sunday morning, before noon, after the dis- tinct utterance of some of his favourite texts of Scripture, he peacefully breathed his last in the arms of those with whom he had so long lived in harmony and happiness. The deceased was buried in the family vault in Berriew Churchyard on Friday, the 31st January. The funeral cortege, which left the Rectory at noon, consisted of Major Corbett, Vaynor Park, Mr. J. Kobinson Jones, Brithdir Hall, Mr. J. C. Bayard, Gwernydd, Mr. E. T. D. Harrison, Welshpool, Mr. Wm. Gardner, Llanerfyl, and the Rev. J. Davies, as pall-bearers the principal mourners being Mr. John Humphreys, and Miss Hum- phreys, the Rev. Henry S. Humphreys, vicar of Thornton- in-Lonsdale, and Mrs. Dyer Green, brothers and sisters of the deceased; and the Rev. E. Dyer Green, rector of Bromborough, brother-in-law; Mr. E. Colley Humphreys, of Twickenham, and Mr. Maurice Lloyd Jones, of Welsh- pool, The other surviving brother and brother-in-law of deceased were prevented attending by illness, as were also several friends by the severity of the weather. The pro- cession was met by the Vicar, the Rev. J. Baines, at the church gate, and during the progress, within, and in de- parting from the church, the "Dead March in Saul" was played with much ability and solemnizing effect, by the organist of the parish. A coffin of lead was enclosed in one of highly-polished oak, with brass mountings. It was borne on the bier by re-lays of old servants and labourers of the deceased, and committed to the grave with the sublime words of hope and comfort prescribed in the Liturgy of the Church, while the hands of affection placed wreaths of camellias and white flowers, emblematic of the pure life of the departed, and of the assured hope of a resurrection to eternal life."
LLANFYLLIN. BOROUGH SESSIONS, TUESDAY, FEB. 4TH.—Before John Jones. Esq. (surgeon), and John Jones, Es<j. (Corner House). Education.—E. Davies Lloyd charged David Jones with neg- lprtine to send his boy and girl to school.—The complainant pro- duced a certificate from Mr. Brooks, showing the non-atten- dance of the boy, and from Miss Liddiott, showing the non- attendance ef the girl.—An order was made to compel atten- ^Trantferof Licence.— The licence of the Lower Boar Inn in this town was transferred from John Morris to James Metcalf. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, FEE. 7.-Before R. S. Perrott, Esq., Thomas Gill, Esq., C. R. Jones, Esq., and John Permitting Drunkenness and being at Licensed House at Illegal flours.—The Missing Policeman.—The cases of P.C. Theodore against John Lewis, David Rowlands, John Roberts, Robert Jones, John Rogers, and Thomas Griffiths, all of Penybontfawr, for committing this offence last Christmas Day were called.— Mr Danily, chief constable, said that the prosecutor (who is the missing policeman) did not appear, and he begged to apply that the cases be withdrawn.—The application was granted. Trespass on Highway.—P.C. David Williams charged James Parkes senior, James Parkes, junior, and Thomas Parkes, for encamping and making a bontire on the highway road from Dolanog to Llanwddyn, near Efelwydiarth, on the 21st January. Fined Us. 6d., including costs each. Drunkenness.—P.C. David Jones charged Robert Jones with being drunk on the 25th Janua-ry.-Complainant said defendant was very drunk, and Richard Ellis held him from coming at him. Richard Ellis said he had been for some time in the company of defendant, but he could not say he was drunk.—Case dis- of Aggravated Assault.—James Bowen was brought up in charge of P.C. Williams charged with committing an ag- gravated assault on Ellen Davies at Clynog, Llanrhaiadr, on the 3rd January.—Mr. Bull, junior, Oswestry, appeared for the de- fence.—Dr. Williams, Llanrhaiadr, deposed: I attend Ellen Davies. She is now very ill from bronchitis. It has been very acute, but she is now getting better. Her present illness is not from the effects of the assault. She is not able to attend, but there is no immediate danger.—Case adjourned. The prisoner w'iA admitted to bail. ffon-attendance at School.—E. Davies Lloyd, school attendance officer, charged Jane Roberts and William Davies with neglect- jng to send their children to school at ilaiigynog.-Order granted to compel attendance against Roberts, and an order to V%leg<tlgS^rviM^-ES' D. Lloyd charged Matthew Evans with having a girl Elizabeth Roberts, under 14 years of age in his m^rvice, she having not made the necessary number of attend- anVes at School.—Defendant said that the mother came to him and said they were starving for want of food, and begged that h« would take her, and out of charity he did so.—Complainant said he was informed the girl was engaged there as a nurse, and that the defendant would be obliged to pay the costs, which would be 8s.— Case adjourned. Trespass in Pursuit of Gzme.-William Lodwick and Thomas Harries were charged by Griffith Jones with being in pursuit of f^hits at Penypark, -Llanfechaia. Both defendants pleaded guilty.-P.C. Williams said there were previous convictions Srdnst both. He had apprehended Harries, who had been wwnmitted for fourteen days for a similar offence that morning, t-Fined £ 2, and 8s. costs each, or in default two months im- PrpMching' Preventing Acb.-Y.C. David Williams charged irhnmas Harries, who was fined in the last case, with having in his possession the ferret and six nets which he now produced. Hn said that at four o'clock that morning he met the defendant In »lane leading from the direction of Bwlchycocsydd. He ap- nrnhended him on another charge. He had three dogs with him. When witness searched him he found the ferret and nets new nrrvduced on him. He suspected he had been trespassing. Defendant said to a gamekeeper who was with him, I 1 1, suppose vou suspect me of having been on your land."—The Chairman '•Harries, you seem to be most incorrigible, and in addition to the former flues we shall fine you, for this charge, £ 1, or seven flava' imprisonment. Should you not be able to pay the hnes, inn will be imprisoned altogether for eleven weeks for these charges of trespassing."—Prisoner: "I shall give up the job /Altogether now sir." (Laughter).. Trespass in Pursuit of Game.— John Lewis was_charged by John Williams, gamekeeper to Mr. Dugdale, with this offence on the 18th January last. -Fined 7s., and 8s. costs. Yssault.-James Casewell charged Lewis Parry with taking hold of him by the neck and striking him at the Lion Inn, Llansaintffraid, on the 27th January last.—Fined 10s., and 8s. costs.
WELSHPOOL. REFORMED EPISCOPAL CHURCH.—The promoters of this movement have purchased a site for their new church from Mr. E. Humphreys, Belle Vue, Welshpool. The church will stand on the ground now occupied as gardens, near the Infant School" Gungrog Lane. Plans are being prepared, and it is expected that the work will begin ^SPECIAL SERVICES.—Special services have been held during the week in the Wesleyan chapel, and have been well attended. The services were conducted by the Rev. S. Blakeley and Rev. J. Toft (ministers of the circuit), and several of the local preachers. COUNTY POLICE COURT, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10.—Before S. Powell, Esq. Insubordination at For den Union. —John Parson, a tramp, was brought up in custody of P.C. Edwards, Montgomery, and charged with insubordination and scaling the walls of the Union in order to make his escape.—Mr. Wilding appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Guardians.—Mr. J. Davies, master, said the prisoner gnd his wife applied on Saturday night for ad- mission, and were accordingly admitted. He was afterwards informed that prisoner and his wife had been using very offensive language to the porter and Miss Jones, an attendant.—Mr. J. Penny, porter, said that the prisoner and his wife came to the Union on Saturday night, and were admitted. He took prisoner to the male casual ward and searched him. He (prisoner) be- gan using bad language. A disturbance could be heard in the female ward, which proceeded from prisoner's wife refusing to be searched; she also using offensive language to Miss Jones. He informed the Master of their behaviour, and next morning detained the prisoner, knowing that the police had been sent for. After a while he saw prisoner in the front of the house, who must have scaled the walls. He was trying to get his wife away from the room when the police arrived and took both into custody.—Mr. Wilding did not prefer a charge against the female defendant, and she was discharged. Parsons was sentenced to ;a month's imprisonment with hard labour.
SHEEP KILLED BY DOGS.-On Saturday night, Feb. 8 Mr. 1 John Gethin, of Pentrerhedyn Farm, had thirteen yearling sheep krfted, land about seven more fJJnouøly mangled by dogs.
LLANILAR. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, FEB. 7.-Before Vaughan Davies and H. S. Richardes, Esqs. A Woman Poacher. Jane Edwards, Rhydygarreg, Llanafan, spinster, was charged by John Humphreys, gamekeeper, with trespassing in the day time in search of game on land in the possession and occupation of the Right Hon. the Earl of Lisburne on the 20th of January. —The complainant said that he saw the defendant in the field and she went to a wire and took out a rabbit. He saw her and she then dropped the rabbit. She was 30 yards from the road and she carried the rabbit under her apron. He found ten wires set in the place about where she took the rabbit.—Defendant said the rabbit was dead when she took it out of the wire, but she did not know anything about the wire.—The Bench inflicted a fine of 5s., and costs, and told the defendant that if she came there again she would be fined the full penalty. Trespassing in Search of Game.-Isaac Rees, labourer, Llanfihangel, was charged by Richard Jenkins, Tanllan, Llanfihangel, with trespassing in search of game on January 6.-Complainant said that he saw defendant on Tanllan ground. He had a hare in his possession, and there were eight wires. Took the wires away.—It was stated the defendant was very poor, and as he had not been before the Bench before, he was only fined 10s., and costs. School Board Cases.-Enoch Evans, attendance officer at Llanfihangel Croyddin, charged D. Jones with not sending two children to school.—An order was made.- Frederick Hughes, Penlan-issa, was charged with not sending two children to school. Notice was served in last May.—The magistrates thought a fresh notice ought to have been served, and the case was dismissed. Arrears of Rates.-The overseers of Llanbadarn ob- tained an order against David Davies, Newtown, late of Penlleinau, for ti Os. 4d. poor and highway rates.
THE FIRST ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF THE FESTINIOG REFRESHMENT HOUSES CO., LIMITED. This meeting was held at the Old British Schoolroom, Dolgaregddu, on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2-30 p.m., when a good number of the shareholders were present. The chair, in the absence of Mr. W. E. Oakeley, chairman of the Company, was taken by Mr. A. M. Dunlop, deputy chairman. The CHAIRMAN read the report of the Directors, which was as follows My Lords and Gentlemen, Your Directors have pleasure in informing you that two thousand, three hundred, and thirty eight of the shares of the Company have been taken, and that the. sum of one thousand, one hundred, and fifty pounds has been paid thereon. The shareholders at present number one hundred and twelve. As no outlay has yet been incurred, the Directors have necessarily no accounts to lay before you save the state- ment of receipts given above. The Directors have deemed it wise to acquire that piece of land near St. David's Church, Blaenau, and close to the Iproposed new station of the London and North-Western Railway, for the site of one of the Company's houses, and they are glad to state that the Right Honourable the Lord Newborough has granted them a lease of it upon terms highly favourable to the Company. Advertisemeats have been inserted in various newspapers inviting architects to send in designs for a refreshment house to be erected on this site, and after due deliberation your Directors have chesen the one sent in by Mr. Charles Jenkin Jones, of Bucking- ham-street, Strand, London. Tenders have also been in- vited for its erection, and several are in course of being sent in, and on receiving them the Directors will at once proceed to let the work to :the builder whose tender will seem to them most suitable. Whilst the Directors view with much satisfaction the zeal and energy that have been displayed in the carrying on of the movement up to the present time, and the rapidity of its progress in many important respects, they at the same time wish earnestly to draw the attention of the shareholders to the fact that more than one half of the capital of Five Thousand Pounds is still unsubscribed. They feel certain that the shareholders will at once see that, until this is subscribed, the usefulness as well as the.financial success of the Company will very consider- ably be lessened. The Directors would also point out the small number of shareholders as compared to the number of shares taken, and they beg to appeal for the active help of every shareholder in procuring the allotment of the remaining shares. As this is the first ordinary meeting of the Company, all the Directors retire from office, but are eligible for re- election.—I am, gentlemen, your ob-,iient servant, A. M. DcNLOPt Deputy Ohairman.'j —The Chairman then, in a humorous speech, referred to the different points in the report, and also called atten- tion to some of the resolutions of the last general meet- ing. Alluding to the depression of trade, he ceuld not consider that a reason why the men should refuse taking shares in the Company but on the contrary he thought it a strong reason that they should be more eager for them, for in times like these men should drink more coffee, tea, and cocoa, and less beer, spirits, &c. He strongly im- pressed on the shareholders the need for their active help in procuring the allotment of the remaining shares, and concluded with a motion That the report be adopted." This was seconded by Mr. J. EDWARDS, and supported by Mr. JOHN E. GK £ XVES, "A*n3 on "being put to the meet- ing was unanimously agreed to. The next subject on the agenda was the election of Directors for the ensuing year. As this was the first or- dinary general meeting of the Company, all the Directors retired from office, but were eligible for re-election, and offered themselves accordingly. Upon the motion of Mr. REES ROBERTS, manager, Oakeley Upper Quarry, seconded by Mr. WM. JONES (Festinfab), agent, Llechwedd Quarry, they were unani- mously re-elected. A cordial vote of thanks was passed to the Directors for their valuable services. The meeting was then dissolved, and an extraordinary general meeting was immediately held in the same place, according to notice, for the consideration of an alteration and amendment in one of the Articles of Association of the Company, which was agreed to, and it was resolved to have another extra ordinary general meeting to confirm it. Mr. R. ROWLANDS, manager, North and South Wales Bank, in a flattering speech, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. A. M. Dunlop, as chairman of the meeting, deputy chairman of the Company, and also for the very active part and interest he had taken in the Company. He said that it was principally through the zeal and energy displayed by Mr. Dunlop the Company had reached the very satis- factory position it now held. This was seconded by Mr. J. E. GREAVES, and carried nam. cen. Mr. DUNLOP briefly replied, and the meeting was dis- solved. After the dissolution of the 1neeting, a directors' meeting was held in the same place, and after some preliminaries were gone through, the meeting proceeded to consider the several tenders sent in for the erection of the first house of the Company. Eight tenders had been sent in by contractors from dif- ferent parts of the country. They varied considerably in the amount of their tenders, the difference between the highest and the lowest being close upon £ 1,000. After due deliberation, the Board unanimously agreed to accept the one sent in by Messrs. Ashwell and Stevenson, builders and decorators, 40, Great Marylebone-street, Portland-place, London. This terminated the proceedings of the day.
THE MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY.—The Marquess of Londonderry was unavoidably prevented attending the Earl of Beaconsfield's parliamentary dinner, on Wednet day evening, Feb. 12. AN INTERESTING COMMERCIAL FACT. Notwithstand- ing the great depression of trade during the last twelve months, at the Christmas half-yearly stock-taking, the Messrs. Dicks' found that that the previous six months had been one of the most prosperous seasons they ever had. To give an idea of the ramifications of their business, and the enormous trade this firm must do, it may be stated that they have so many shops all over England, Ire- laud, Scotland, Wales, and the Channel Isles, that if they were all put together-they -wonid--make a town twice the size of Lampeter, one as large as Machynlleth and Dol- gelley, larger than Barmouth, and about half the size of Aberystwyth. Customers when buying boots and shoes at any of Dicks' branch shops in the above mentioned plaees are buying their boots at actually the largest boot and shoe shop, or in fact shop of any sort, in the world. There is hardly a town in Britain where Dick's shops are not to be found, and wherever the name is seen, if you want a pair of boots you may have every confidence there you will get genuine value for your money. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (61 miles open).- Traffic Statement for the week ending Feburary 9, 1879. Passengers, parcels, &c., JE180 14s. Od.; goods and live stock, £ 928 7s. 7d.; total, £ 1,109 Is. 7d.; £ 18 3s. 8d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year—(61 miles open): Passengers, parcels, &c., 2188 18s. 2d.; goods and live stock, £ 795 13s. 9d.; total, £ 984 lis. lid. £ 16 2s. lOd. per mile per week.—Increase for this week, £ 124 9s. 8d. Aggregate for 6 weeks, 1879. £ 6,587 17s. lid.; Aggregate foi 6 weeks, 1878, £ 6,412 4s. 7d. In- crease for 6 weeks, £175 13s. 4d. RESIGNATION OF JUDGE SMITH, Q.C.—Mr. Joseph Smith, Q.C., judge of tue Shropshire and Hereford County Court, has sent in his resignation to the Lord Chancellor pon the grounds of advanced age and inability to stand the pressure of business. The resignation dates trom Wednesday, Jan. 5. THE NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE OF SHROPSHIRE.—The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr Arundel Rogers, of the Western Circuit, to the judgeship of the County Court On Circuit 27, vacant by the resignation of Mr. J. W. Smith, Q.C. Mr. Rogers was called to the Bar in 1862, and is the author of the treatise on Mines and Minerals," a work on Judicature Acts, &e. The new Judge presided at Newport and Wellington County Courts last week. Mr. Gladstone lecturedfon Monday night, Feb. 10th, at Hawarden School Room, on the life of Dr. Hook. He traceqhis career from a boy at college to his death at Chichester, and said his life was given, without the slightest reserve, to the Glory of God in working out the highest welfare of man, with energy never surpassed. He found entire happiness in a work which was heroic sacri- WhfSKTfai!' won for Tnm a secure and lofty place as a soldier in the annals of the bloodless warfare of the Gospel, and as a benefactor in the fond recollection of tens of thousands of his countrymen. On Tuesday a discharged railway servant, named Cheale, his wife, f nd their child aged six months, were found in their room at Bethnal Green Road, London, with their throats cut in a horrible manner. The man and the child were dead, and the woman, though still alive, had received dangerous injuries. At an inguest held on Wed- nesday a verdict of murder and suicide whilst suffering from temporary insanity was returned. ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, AND VENABLES beg to inform Solicitors, Accountants, and Men of Business, who require small or large numbers of Circulars, Applications for Accounts, Prices Current, &c., expeditiously printed, that they will supply at 2s. 6d. per bottle a Lithographic Writing Ink, by which the original can be written on ordinary paper with an ordinary pen in their own offices, and then Forwarded to the Caxton Works, Oswestry, where it will be lithographed in facsimile, and the quantity required sent by return of Post. At the Chester Assizes last weekan action for breach of promise of marriage and seduction was brought by Mary Ann Viggers, a dressmaker, residing with her mother at Audlem, against William Ellison Farrington, a grocer living in the same village. It was stated for the plain- tiff that in May, 1877, the defendant, whose wife had died three months previously, proposed marriage to plaintiff. He repeated the promise frequently, but, upon the plaintiff becoming enceinte by him, he refused to fulfil his promise. He married another woman in October last, about a month after the plaintiff had given birth to a child. The defence was a total denial of the promise.—A verdict for the plaintiff, damages CIOO. was returned.
A HORRIBLE SCENE. The inevitable horrors of a war, of course, afford no proof that it is iniquitous, but they do supply the strongest possible argument against entering into hostilities until every effort to avoid them has been exhausted. It is well that the scenes which are enacted in Afghanistan should be known. We congratulate ourselves that not many Englishmen have been slaughtered. The Afghans, however, have bodies to feel an agonising wound as keenly as their Christian invaders feel it, and who can read the account, by the Standard correspondent, of the slaughter of prisoners in the Khost valley, without asking again why in GOD'S name we unsheathed the sword. A number of prisoners, fastened to the ground by ropes and pegs, hear- ing what they took to be a signal from their friends, attempted to escape. The British guard endeavoured to quiet them; and then, finding it vain, loaded their rifles, and shot or bayoneted every man who persisted in strng. ling. "This terrible deed had the effect desired. Sobered by the fact of men falling dead at their sides, and by the groans of comrades who were sinking severely wounded, the men who had escaped unhurt instantly became quiet, and crouched upon the ground in terror The scene of this tragedy was appalling. The dead, the living, the dying and the wounded were still tied together and ail were lying huddled up in one confused mass of bodies. The dead could not be told from the quick, except when some suffering wretch, sitting in a pool of his own blood, and looking ghastly in the moonlight, groaned beseechingly for help." Fi- nally the dead were separated from the living. f "Each dead body was placed in the centre; wounded men were left to sit as they were, tied to other men. It was ascertained that ten men had either been shot dead or bayoneted dead, and that twelve others had been wounded, more or less severely. Nothing could be done that night with the wounded except rough bandaging. They were gathered together, a large tarpaulin was thrown over them to keep them somewhat from the biting air, and they were left lying on the ground until the morning. The agony of some of them as they lay there. thinly clothed, and almost unsheltered, and with a thermometer falling below freezing point, must have been terrible. In short," says the correspondent, the whole affair was as horrible as unfortunate and unavoidable." This is the way we rectify our frontiers.
BIRTHS. MARRIAGES. & DEATHS. BIRTHS. JOES-Feb. 13th, at Laura-place, Aberystwyth, the wife of Mr. Griffith Jones, solicitor, of a son. MARRIAGES. CLOVER Wl LLIAms- Feb. 6th, at Trinity Church, Penrhyndeu. draeth, by the Rev. Owen Williams, cousin of the bride, as- sisted by the Rev. D. Morgan, Robert Clover, second son of James Beazley, Esq., of Fern-hill Claugshton, Birkenhead, to H. Gertrude, fourth daughter of the late David Williams, Esq., M.P., of Castle Deudraeth. Merionethshire. HOPKINS -El VANS Jan. 31st, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Penygarn, by the Rev. Thomas James Morgan, in the presence of Mr. John Jones, Registrar, Talybont, Mr. Thomas Hopkins, Penpompren, Talybont, to Mi-is Ellen Evans, Bow-street, Llanfihangel Ueneu'r Glyn. JAM,ES-RUGiiR,Feb. ioth, at the Register Office, Aberyst- wyth, before Mr. John Jones, Registrar, Talybont, Mr. James James, to Miss Elizabeth Hughes, both of Talybont, Llanfi- hangel Geneu'r Glyn. WILLIAMS—WILLIAMS—Jan. 21st, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Aberdovey, by the Rev. William Davies, Llanegryn, Mr. Rees Williams, solicitor, Aberdare, to Miss Elizabeth Williams, second daughter of the late Rev. Robert Williams, Aberdovey. DEATHS. BENNETT-Jan. 30th, aged 23, Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. Win. Bennett, Glyn Factory, near Llanidloes. CROFT -Feb. 7th, aged 66, at her residence, Salop-road, Welsh- pool Sarah, relict of John Croft. DAvIES-Feb. 7th, aged 31, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John Davies, Idloes-terrace, Llanidloes. DAvIES-Feb. 1st, aged 62, at Rhiwlas, Llansilin, the Rev, David Davies, Baptist minister. DAVIFS-Feb. 7th, aged 58, at Blue Gardens, Aberystwyth, Mary Davies, wife of D. Davies, joiner. EDWARDS—Nov. 9th, aged 8, at Perth, Western Australia, Mr. Ellis Edwards, late of Pier House, Aberdovey. EDWAKDS —Feb. 10th, aged 64, at Prospect-street, Aberystwyth, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards, tailor. EVANs-Feb. 4th, aged 60, at Gateway-buildings, Aberystwyth, Elizabeth Evans, daughter of John Evans, masttr mariner. EVANs-Feb. 6th, Mr. David Evans, Glanrhyd, LlanfihangeL Ev As-Feb. 3rd, aged 50, Capt. Jenkin Evans,jl, Frances-street, New Quay. FARRER—Feb. 4th, Richard Fussell Farrer, of Kersall, Man- chester, only surviving son of John Farrer, formerly of Wrexham. G I B' oN-Feb. 7th, aged 80, at Brynrhos, Ruthin, Wood Gibson, Esq., formerly of Manchester. GROVES—Feb. 3rd, aged 83, at the Post-office, Whippingham, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Mr. Wm. Groves. HOTCHKISS—Feb. 1st, aged 87, John Hotchkiss, veterinary sur geon, iverry v iilage. HUGHES-Feb. 2nd, aged 60, at Chester-street, Wrexham, Miss Harriet Hughes, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Peter Hughes, tailor. JENKINs-Feb. 7th, aged 68, at Rheidol Cottage, Llanbadarn Lower, David Jenkins, retired farmer. JONES—Feb. 3rd, at her son's residence, Peckham, London. Mrs. Mary Jones, eldest daughter ofhe late Mr John Jones, druggist, Aberystwyth. JONES—Feb. 2nd, aged 74, Jenny, widow of Mr. John Jones, Price's-square, Llangollen. MOORE—Feb. 4th, aged 36, at 19, Great Dover-street, Borough, London, Mr. James Moure, veterinary surgeon, M.R.C.V.S., son of Mr. Moore, veterinary surgeon, M.R.C.V.S.. 11, Upper Berkeley-street, Portman-square, London. MORGAN Feb. 6th, aged 58, at Brynrychan, Llanychaiarn, Morgan Morgan, cowman. REESE—Jan. 31st, aged 87, Mary, wife of Thos. Reese, Cammen, Llanfyllin. REESE—Feb. 7th, aged 91, Thomas Reese, Cammen, Llan- fyllin. SIMoN-Feb. 3rd, aged 65, at Brynhyfryd, Ysceifiog, Mr. Henry Simon. THOMAs-Feb. 4th, aged 6 months, at Chalybeate-terrace, Aber- ystwyth, Emma Maria Thomas, daughter of Hugh Thomas, stone cutter. TURN ER-Feb. 4th, aged 42, at Queen-street, Wrexham, Mr. W. Turner, architect. UREN—Feb. 8th, aged 6 months, at Bow Street, Broncastellan, Richard Henry Uren, son of Robt. Uren, mine agent. VAUGHAN-Feb. 2nd, aged 75, Martha, widew of Mr. Edward Vaughan, Trederwen House, Llandrinio, Montgomeryshire. WILLIAMS—Jan. 27th, aged 82, at Pen-y-gongl, Edeyrn, North Wales, John Williams. WILLIAMS—Feb. 3rd, aged 34, Evan Williams Brynrhug, Uan- badarn-odwyn, labourer.
By Press Association Telegr am. BRISTOL CATTLE MARKET, THURSDAY. There was a large supply of beef, and a dull trade, at a further reduction-best descriptions 62s. to 70s., and middling 60s. to 63s. per cwt. Full supply of sheep, and sold all at 8^d. to 9d. per lb. Scarcely anything doing in store cattle or milch cows. Moderate supply of pigs, and soid tt 9s. 6d. for bacon pigs, and 10s. per score for porkers.
BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET, THURSDAY. There was a very quietJbusine88 done at the corn market to-day, and the prices in all departments remained unaltered.
THE CONVICT PEACE. Mrs. Thompson, accompanied by a Leeds solicitor, ap- peared at Armley Gaol on Thursday, and again requested an interview with Peace. She had no order from the Visiting Justices, and the Governor refused to admit her. a
ACTION FOR LIBEL. A rule for a criminal information was granted by the Queen's Bench, on Thursday, at the suit of Mr. Weldon and Sir Henry De Bathe against the printer and publisher of the London Figaro for alleged libel, the libel being an article on "Our Lunacy Laws, signed "Georgina Weldon."
DEATH OF GENERAL PEEL. The Press Association regrets to announce that the Rt. Hon. General Peel died on Thursday morning, at Marble Hill, Twickenham. The right hon. gentleman was brother of the late Sir Robert Peel, and was Secretary of State for War in Lord Derby's administration. He retired from the Cabinet in 1867, in company with the Marquis of Salisbury and Lord Carnarvon, when the Reform question was being considered by the Cabinet.
BRISTOL CORN MARKET, THURSDAY. English wheat Is. per quarter lower. Foreign dull and unaltered in value. Barley and maize in good request at last week's prices. Oats 6d. cheaper.
LHE LIVERPOOL STRIKE. The Liverpool strike continues; but the steamers char- tered by Government for transport service are being fitted up. All but one are empty, and are thus not affected by the labourers' strike.
SHIEPPING. Week ending Feb.!112, 1879. ABERYSTWYTH. Arrived.—Charles, Roberts, Glasgow; H. E. Taylor (ss), Richards, Bristol. No Sailings.
At the Monmouth Assizes the learned Judge, Mr. Baron Huddleston, in reply to a question from the Grand Jury, whether four assizes were necessary, depre- cated the question. It was foreign to the duties of the Court, his lordship thought, to review the discretion exer- cised by the Executive; but Baron Huddleston went on to express an opinion that Parliament would not con- sent to diminish the number of assizes. He added that for the two criminial assizes he rather thought there was to be a union of counties, and at these assizes the prisoners would probably be sent frona Monmouth and Hereford to be tried at Gloucester or bhrewsbury. The Queen has approved the appointment of Mr. Warrington W. Smyth, F.R.S., Sir George Elliot, M.P. Mr. F. A. Abel, C.B., Mr. Thomas Burt, M!P! Mr. Robert Bellamy Clifton, F.R.S., Professor Tyndall, F.R.S., Mr. Lindsay Wood, and Mr. Wm. Thomas Lewis, as Her Majesty's Commissioners for the purpose of inquiring and reporting whether, with respect to the influence of fluctuations of atmospheric pressure upon the issue of fire-damp from coal, to the adoption and efficient application of trustworthy indicators of the presence of fire-damp, and generally to systematic obser- vation IIf the air in mines, to improved methods of ventila- tion and illumination, to the employment of explosive agents in the getting of minerals, and to other particulars relating to mines and raining operations, the resources of- science furnish any practicable expedients that are not now in use and are calculated to prevent the occurrence ot accidents or limit their disastrous consequences. The discussion on Agriculture in Wales —the book ot reprinted articles from the Cambrian News—is continued in the Agricultural Gazette. One of the writers says V suggestions contained in th is little book were generally on. Vales would soon become-what from itsnaturaladvan- tages it is doubtless capable of becoming-one of the fairest countries on this fair earth." Another correspondent caUs attention to the importance of attending' t vation and Reclamation of Land," a subject which is deaM with in the book. There is, he says, great scope for capital here Sid it is to be regretted that more is not invested in the enterprise. Whatever may be the mente of the book whieh has excited such lively controversies, fa certain that the state of agriculture In Wales capable of improvement, and that the subject is worthy of discussion.
A number of letter* and other contributions are unavoidably held over also Machynlleta H ighway Board.
The German Parliament was opened on Wednesday, Feb. 12th, by the Emperor. In reference to the results of the Berlin Congress the Emperor said-" We may anti- cipate protection for the Christian population of the East, tranquility in Turkey, and the maintenance of the European peace." Nothing can exceed/' says the Berlin correspondent of the Times "the popularity of the German Emperor. His Majesty can hardly enter any theatre without the audience rising to their feet to hurrah and chant the national hymn; and such is the ceaseless stream of gifts kept pouring into the palace by his affec- tionate subjects that the aged monarch has at last been compelled to remind the public of a half-forgotten Order in Council, forbidding the presentation of books, music, objects of art and industry, &c., without leave being pre- viously asked for and obtained." The French Journal Officiel publishes the appointment of nineteen procurators-general, and a list of changes in high military commands. The Due d'Aumale, who has been relieved of the command of an army corps has been appointed an inspector-general. General Bourbaki and several others of the superseded commanders have been placed upon the retired list. On Wednesday, Feb. 12th, the summons against Mr. Sanders, the parish churchwarden of St. James's, Hatcham, for removing the candlesticks and cross from the altar, was dismissed by the Greenwich stipendiary magistrate. The usual Parliamentary dinners by the leaders of the Government and the Opposition were given on Wednesday night. Sir Henry Layard is so unwell that it is thought pro- bable he will apply for leave of absence.
ABERYSTWYTH MARKET.— Whe&t sold at 6s. 9d. to 7s. od. 40 — lbs.; oarley, 3s. 9d. to 4s. Od.' oats, Is. 9(1. to 3s. 6d.; eg^s, 15 far a shilling; salt butter, lOJd. to lid. 3P lb.; fresh butter, Is. Od. to Is. id. 40 lb.; fowls, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. V couple; ducks, Os. Od. to Os. Od. geese, 5s. Od. to 6s. Od. turkeys, 6s. Od. to 8s. Od. each; potatoes, 5s. Od. to 6s. Od. V cwt. ¡
CORWEN. GOOD TEMPLARS.—The lodge which was recently re- formed here was held on Friday, February 7th, when several new members were received. ST. DAVID'S DAI.-PeparalionE, are being made for the celebration of St. David's Day. A committee was formed last week to carry out the arrangements. EIST.EDDFOD.-An eisteddfod was held at the National Schoolroom, Cynwyd, on Tuesday evening, February 4th, in aid of the Baptist chapel fund. TheRev. J. Pritchard, independent minister, presided, and the Rev. H. C. Williams conducted the proceedings. The meeting was very largely attended. The following was the pro- gramme :—Address by the Chairman; anthem, Bethania choir, conducted by Mr. W. Roberts recitation, Mr. J. hid wards competition in singing Toriad y dydd," best, D. Davies; speeches, best, J. Jones, Llansantffraid; song, Mr. W. C. Williams, Glyndyfrdwy; spelling-bee; poet- ical. competition—compositions sent in—best, Mr. D. Jones, Llansantffraid duet, Y Glowr," &c., best, T. Willow and W. Roberts; stanzaon Venus," 28received, best, Wm. Jones song, Mr. O. Roberts (Eos Meirion); solo bass, best, Mr. W. Roberts; sonsr. Miss Hushes (encored); J. Owen and J. Jones were awarded prizes for recitations; song, "Eos Meirion;" Miss Hughes was awarded the prize for sopranosinging; Mr. W. Roberts and party .were declared first for rendering one of Sankey's tunes; in addition Mr. D. Davies, Mr. W. Evans, Mr. R. Davies, with their respective parties, gave several glees; Mr. Williams and Mr. Davies, Glyndyfrdwy, were adjudi- cators on the singing, and Mr. Morris (Rhuddfryn), with the Rev R. D. Rowland (Anthropos), on the poetry. The latter gentleman also with the Rev. J. Pritchard ad- judicated the recitations, &c. Mr. W. C. Roberts, C.M., of Cynwyd, accompanied on the piano with effect. Before separating, the usual votes of thanks were passed to several parties, including the managers of the school for their kindness in giving the use of the room.
PWLLHELI. TOWN COUNCIL, THURSDAY, FEB. 6.-Present: Mr. Alderman John Edwards in the chair; Aldermen Robert Jones and Owen Edwards; Councillors John Ellis, R. Ivor Parry, Thomas M. Owen, Robert Wil- liams, Wm. Davies, R. Owen Jones, Richard Roberts, and D. E. Williams. The Tubular Lifeboat.-The executors of the late Mr. H. T. Richardson having presented this boat to the Cor- poration, it was resolved-" That Mr. Robert Williams and Mr. T. M. Owen do superintend the removal of the same, and place it under the care of the Harbour Master." Finance.-Bills amounting to B10 7s. 4d. were ordered to be paid. A cheque was then signed in favour of Mr. Robert Williams for S4 5s. 6d., amount paid by him to Mr. David Richards for a cable chain, and in favour of Wm. Hughes for 1:13 2s. 6d., one quarter's salary due 1st January last. A cheque was also signed in favour of Mr. Evan Jones for 210, one year's interest due 2nd Decem- ber last. School Board.-A cheque was signed for 2100, being amount of the precept up to the 30th June, 1879 in favour of Mr. Robt. Jones, treasurer. The Borough Justices and the Public Health Act, 1875.- The Local Government Board having declined to' give an «pinion as to the jurisdiction of the Mayor and ex^Mayor to act as Justices under the Public Health Act 1875 it was ordered that the Town Clerk do write to the' Home Secretary, soliciting the favour of his opinion thereon. Water WorAs Lease.-Ordered that the Town Clerk do write to the trustee (Mr. Butcher) of Messrs. Winder and Harrop, for payment of JE5 rent, and requesting him to perform the covenants of the lessees to supply water to Hush the drains and urinals. Veterinary Inspector.-Mr. Robt. Williams and Mr. R. O. Jones undertook to speak to Mr. Robert Humphrys Jones as to this appointment. Police. -Resolved, that the Mayor, with the Watch Committee, do forthwith consult Mr. Wm. Hughes, the borough policeman, and make arrangements for the future. Lteiniau.-The owners having proposed to grant the fee simple of the dwelling-house and coalyard in the oc- cupation of Evan Evans to the Corporation for the sum of A;130, it was resolved that the same be accepted, the stone to belong to the vendors for the purpose of building another house.—Ordered that the meeting be adjourned to Thursday, Feb. 20. COUNTY COURT, MONDAY, FEB. 10.—Before Herbert Hodson, Esq., Deputy Judge. A JURY CASE. R. Williams, auctioneer, Pwllheli, sued Wm. Williams, Madryn Mills, for 239, being the price of a field sold by him to defendant on the 5th of August last at Tyddyn- cae, Bodvean. Mr. Cledwyn Owen for plaintiff, and Mr. Ivor Parry for defendant. Plaintiff said-On the 5th of August last year I sold a barley field at Tyddyncae, Bodvean. The defendant was declared purchaser of Lot 112 for the sum of 239. I was in the field at the time of selling. I sold the crop in one lot. The possession of the land was to be given up on the 29th September following. A credit was given until 11th November. After the sale was over I saw defendant. He asked me if I should require security for the purchase money. I said no. The money was due November 11. I sent him a bill. I expected to see the money; I did not see it. About the 20th November defendant called with me, and asked for time to pay the money, saying at the same time that "times were very hard." In a short time afterwards I saw defendant again, and asked him for the money. He said, "J shant pay you," and that he had plenty of money in his pocket. This occurred in about a fortnight after I allowed him time to pay. The defendant as an excuse for not paying, said that I had said the field mea- pured more than what it did. I don't remember the acreage of the field. Defendant is a farmer and a miller.—Cross- examined When I was selling the crop I did not hear one William Williams asking me what the acreage of the field was. I might have said that the field was four or five acres. Sometimes we state the karea of fields is a certain acreage more or less. The money was due 11th November. At the first interview, defendant did not complain that the field was less in area. The second interview he said so. When he called at my house he did not tender any money. I had a bill of sale on the stock to the amount of JE1100 The sale realized 21,700. When I gave the bill of male, I did not know what amount the stock would realize. It depended on the skill and talent of the auctioneer. (A laugh.) William Roberts said—I am a farmer, and live at Plas- yn-carreg-iwch. I remember the sale of the crop at Tyddyn Cae. I was there at the beginning of the auction my bid was jB38 10s. for the barley tield in question. I cannot say who bid before me. I saw defendant there. He was near me. It was sold in one lot, and not by the acre. I guess the field to be from three to three-and-a-half acres.—Cross- examined I did not bid except on that field that defendant bought. It was the first sold. I walked around the field to ascertain its measurement. Never bought a field with- out first seeing it. I did not walk across the field. I would be foolish if I did so, because I would injure the crop. (Laughter.) If the field had only been three-and- a-half acres I would have to pay for it. Evan R. Williams said-I am a son of the plaintiff. I remember 20th November last. Defendant asked plaintiff if he would allow him time to pay for the field,—William Williams (defendant) said I remember being at Tyddyn- cae on the 5th of August last. The auctioneer (plaintiff) mentioned that the field in dispute measured between four and five acres. It was on this representation that I bid £39 for it. The barley off the field was sold at JE21 7s. Od I called at the plaintiff's house on the 11th November to pay for the crop. I offered him the money in about a fortnight after. I said If you will come to your house, I shall pay you according to my valuation of it."—Cross-examined I am a miller and small farmer. I have some idea as to the acreage of a field. I admit calling with plaintiff on one occasion. xioDt. Koberts, lynycoed, said: I am a farmer. I was at Tyddyncae on the 5th of August last. I remember the field bought by defendant. Told defendant to ask what measurement it was. I sat on the hedge near him. Plaintiff said the field was four and a half acres. Plaintiff re-examined (by a Juror)—The value of the straw was 28. e After a short absence from court, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff. BOROUGH SESSIONS, FRIDAY, FEB. 7.-Before the Mayor (Isaac Morris, Esq.,) and Jno. Edwards, Esq., ex-Mayor. Drunk and Biotous.-P.C. Jones No. 1, v. John Jones, Quay. Complainont said: About 11-30 on Saturday thers was a crowd by the White Hall. The defendant was there drunk. I told him to go home, and that unless he did I should be obliged to lock him up. He faced me AS if to strike me. I struck him with my stick on his shoulder, and he then walked away.—After a severe re- primand from the Bench, the defendant was fined 5s., and 7s. costs. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12-—Before F. W. LL Edwards, Esq., O. Evans, Esq., B. S. Ellis, Esq., H. J. E. Nanney, Esq., and the Rev. Thomas Jones. Trespass in Search of Game.-Police v. William Butt and David Jones.—P.C. Hugh Griffith (43), examined: On Saturday, Jan. 25, about two p.m., I saw the two defendants on Gunysback, with a terrier and two grey- hounds. I saw them also at Tyddyncoch and Gwydir Bach Farm. Then they came to the road. They had sticks, but no game.—Fined 21, and costs. Furious Biding.-P.C. H. Jones (32), charged Griffith Evans and John Williams with this offence on the 29th January, about 8 30 p.m. The officer said the two de- fendants were riding furiously on the Abererch road. They appeared to be racing. He followed them to Aber- erch. He saw the two Horses by the door of a public house. When he charged them with furious driving, Griffith Jivans abused him he was in drink. John Williams was ahead, and galloping.-Griffith Evans was fined 2s. 6d., and costs, and John Williams was fined Is., and costs. Vagrancy.—Police v. Wm. Smith.—It appeared that on February 1st P.C. Hugh Griffith had information that defendant was lying on the road between Llanelhaiarn and Clynnog.—The defendant was discharged with a Caution.
THE REPORTED MASSACRE IN ZULULAND. The Colonial Secretary sends the Press Association the following with reference to the reported mutiny of native levies, and masacre of officers in Zululand, which ap- peared in the Manchester Guardian on Thursday:— We apprehend that there may have been a good deal of desertion among the native levies. We have no informa- tion in any way confirming the rumour that they have risen against their officers, or that any officers have fallen in the manner described."
put it, and that the Visiting Committee separated 0 without the voice of the meeting being taken on the question raised. Mr. JOHN JAMMS was fully justified at the subsequent meeting in raising the question of the VICAR'S right to preside at meetings of the Visiting Committee, a right he as- serted by taking the chair at the first meeting. When the VICAR has decided whether he will retire from the chair or take counsel's opinion as to his alleged right, those interested in thejust administration of the bequest will know what to do, and he may be assared they will not hesitate to do it. If the VICAR does not want to be chair- man he acts strangely. All that is required is that the Committee should be left to choose their own president, and this the VICAR said he was willing should be done, but he never left the chair. There is another minor point that deserves notice. The CHAIRMAN asked who called the meeting at which the deputation was appointed, and sai 1 was usual to call public meetings by requisitions to the Mayor. When the town in its corporate capacity desires to meet for any purpose-to apply for an Act of Parliament; to express sym- pathy with Royalty or others to take part in any national movement, and in other instances when the town desires to act through its repre- sentatives, a requisition to the Mayor is necessary. But in a case where a section of the inhabitants feel aggrieved b}r the action of t e 0 e parish* and of those who voted with him m their capacily of trustees of a charitable bequest, it would have been absurd to have requested the Mavor to call a town's meeting. Every inhabi- tant is interested, but the town in its corporate character has nothing whatever to do with the acts of the trustees, whether they are just or t 0 unjust It might have happened, if the Mayor had not been a trustee, and if he had sympa- thised with the aggrieved section of the inhabi- tants, that the originators of the public meeting might have asked him, as the chief citizen to preside. The Town Committee called together the public meeting, which was open to every- body, but was specially called to enable the Non- conformists to express their sense of the injustice that Lad been done, to protest against that in- justice, and to appoint a deputation to wait upon the Visiting Committee to ask for redress. It would be unfair to examine too closely the VICAR'S allegation that the meeting was irresponsibla, and that he thought it was a hoax until he saw people going there who p 0 had been beaten up. However, the people were got there they were there in large numbers, and as to responsibility, those who called the meeting are prepared to bear all the responsibility of their act, and knew full well what they were doing at the time. The deputa- tion appointed by the public meeting waited upon the Committee and asked that the districts should be increased by ten, and that the Lady Visitors should be twenty in number- ten Conformists and ten Nonconformists. The VICAR said he had no doubt the Visiting Com- mittee would give grave consideration to so august and numerous a deputation. The scarcely disguised sneer was unwise. TheVicks,it transpired, vas not one of the Committee who intended to give the representations of the deputation grave considera- tion. As soon as the deputation withdrew he rose from the chair and said the next meeting would be held on the first Thursday in March. Mr. JOHN JAMES very properly objected to this summary proceeding, and Mr. F. R. ROBERTS increased the town's debt of gratitude to him by his advocacy of a course which the VICAR will one day see would have been to his advantage. Mr. ROBERTS proposed that the subject should be discussed at the March meeting, but the VICAR then discovered that it had been discussed already, and by his casting-vote ultimately pre- vented any discussion at all. Major LEWIS was impressed with the curious notion that the depu- tation had brought forward no new point. If the indignation of three-fourths of the inhabitants of Aberystwyth was not a new point for Major LEWIS and those with whom he voted, more shame for them. There would have been some excuse for the unjust appointment of the Lady Visitors if these who made it thought it would give satisfaction in the town, but if they knew the appointment would cause deep indignation there is no excuse whatever. Major LEWIS felt it was necessary to say something, and as he did not happen to think of a wise observation he made an unwise one. He would have saved his reputation on this occasion by the exercise of a discreet silence. The one great fact proved by the meeting is that the VIOAR is determined that Nonconform- ists shall have nothing he can withheld. In word he is very generous, but in fact he refuses, every- 7 1, thing. The Nonconformists of Aberystwyth have no alternative but to combine their forces and fight for justice until they win t¥ position they are entitled to by their number. Wealth, and. in- fluence. In the apporutmeht of Aldermen a^d the election of Councilmen the object must be to elect Nonconformists. Success may not be achieved on the first trial of strength, but it ill be achieved. The battle is an open one, and its Purpose is deliberately declared. If .the Church is in the majority, let them rule, but if the Non- conformists are in the majority, let them show their power by never resting satisfied as long as the balance of parties stands as it does now. It is often said that the Nonconformist bodies will not unite. If the indignities they have received during the past two months are not sufficient to unite them they have less self respect than they are usually credited with. Church candidates for seats in the Town Council and weak-kneed Non- conformists will have to face an organization in future that will not be easily defeated. It is a serious thing to counsel sectarian strife, but the only alternative at Aberystwyth for Nonconform- ists is simply extinction. DOWNIE s bequest H^ bees carefully watched for many years. Next January, if four Nonconformists are not elected to be trustees, the Church party may fairly say they have beaten the opposition which they are now promised.