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PORTMADOC Temperance Services,—The Free Church Coun. cil arranged a series of temperance services for this week. On Monday night there was an uuited prayer meeting at the Tabernacl on Tuesday night a sermon at Garth by the Rev W Pnrri Huws, B.D., Dolgelley (C); a sermon at the Memorial by the Rev T Idwal Jones, Garn (B) The three services were remarkably well attended. This (Friday) nteht the Hev W T Ellis, B.A.. B.D., the new pastor of Garth, will Heach at Salem. The Rbn ivalist.—Mr Evan Roberts came to Portmadoc on Monday and spent the day with Mr and Mrs Jonathan Davies, of Bryneiran, The Choral Society.—The Portmadoc Choral Society (Mr J Charles, McLean, F.R.C.O., con- ductor) propctas performing "The Elijah" in April. The Golf Movement.—A hitch has arisen in this movement and a meeting of the promoters was convened for last night to discuss the situa- tion. It Is to be hoped that the project which would of necessity materially eniiance the Interests of Portmadoc district as a holiday resort will not fall through. Fo.tbail.-Portnia(ioe on Saturday at home defeated Bangor Reserve by two goals to nil in the third round of the Welsh Amateur Cup Com- petition. T • The General Election.—The Liberal Club made special arrangements for the receipt of telegrams up to past midnight giving the results of the polls. A big crowd throngs the Club rooms nightly. The interval between telegrams is wniled away by stump speeches. I PKi'i'i 8-fc.SSLONS, l'riday, January 12th. —Before R. M. Greaves, Esq. (chairman), Robert Thomas, and J. T. Jones, Esqrs. Drunk and Disorderly.—A labourer named Wm. Jones, charged by P.C. 19 with this offence, was fined 2s 6d and costs. Furious Driving.—Charged by P.S. Jones and P.C. 19 with furious driving in i.1.1. street, John Jones, of the Oakeley' Arms Hotel, Maentwrog, pleaded that the horse was fresh and that he had onlv picked up driving six weeks ago.—He was let off on payment of costs. fhe Wrong Person Summoned. John Hughes, Tyrychaf, Cricciethj. was charged by Inspector Vaughan Davies with havmg sold milk adulterated with 13A ner cent of water.—The Inspector said he bought the analysed milk from defendant's daughter, Miss Dorothy Hughes.—Mr Wm. George, who defended, asked if the Inspector was aware that the milk business had been trans- ferred to Miss. Hughes five years ago?—The Injector: No. He also admitted that he had never seen Mr Hughes going round houses with milk.—Mr George: I have a short and a long answer to the charge. The short one is that the defendant is not the person liable if anybody is liable. The other answer is on the merits. We deny that water was added to the milk.—The Bench dismissed the case on account of insufficient evidence.—Allusion was made to the fact that Miss Hughes had no name on the milk can and the Inspector, in reply to the Bench, said this constituted an offence. Father and Sons.—John Roberts and Rob- ert Roberts, Beddgelert, were summoned by Mr Thomas Roberts, clerk to the Poor Law Union, in respect of th<> maintenance of their father now at the Workhouse.—Mr Rob- erts said two sons hnd agreed to payt Is a J week. In view of big families, the Guard- ians -agreed to ask defendants for 6d al week, but they refused.—Defendants ad- I dressed the Bench at length. One said he had five children and the other had six children.—The Chairman said the Bench recognised that it was difficult for the de- fendants to give much, but children must support their parents and defendants must pay 3d a week. It was not much towards a parent when the sacrifices doubtless made | by that parent were borne in mind. Child- t ren should think of the sacrifices which par- ents must have made for them when they were young. FREEHOLD PROPERTY SALE. At the Sportsman Hotel, Portmadoc, on Friday, in the presence of a large gathering, Mr John Parry Jones, auctioneer, Penrhyto- deudraeth, put up for sale a freehold estate I owned by Mr J. R. Jones, of Pwllheli, in the parish of Llanfrothen. Merioneth. It was a most successful auction. Mr Parry Jones managing to sell the nine lots offered, some lots at. remarkably gocd prices. In most of the lots, bidding was spirited; in one or two case3 it oould be described as exciting. Messrs Jones and Jones were the solicitors for the vendors. Trian Farm in the occupation of Mr O. Roberts with an acreage of thirteen and through which a slate vein runs. was knocked down to the tenant for J3475 plus JB85 for the timber. An unoccupied house known as "Old Tan- Ian" was sold to Mr Ui an Jones, Glastraeth Llanfrothen (acting for the Rev. W. S. Pierce) for J377 as was a freehold garden* of 900 square yards for £25 and Tanlan meadows of eight acres for £280. The two latter are in the occupation of Mr J. P. .Jones. The same purchaser secured Bron- garnedd Farm of nine acres in the occupa- tion of Mrs E. Jones for £380. A freehold garden of 5GO wiuare >Urds v. as bought by the tenant, Mr C. D. "Williams, lanlan, for £20. Mr Williams also securer! for £50 the freehold of bis dweilin- and shop on which he has a:i unexpired lea e of twenty-six years. c 'J0116'55- the tenant, bought the ? of the Alfred Inn (now unlicensed) and the adjoining house for £ 70 there 'jemcr an unexpired lease by him of twenty years Brondanw Ucha Farm, in the occupa+i'n of Miss C. Jones with an acreage of seventy- nine and through which a slate vein runs pan Purc^sed by the tenant for £ 1,470 plus £ 1 300°r tlmber- Bidding started at



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