THROWING A WIFE DOWN STAXUS.—At tne Car- diff police-court on Moutlay, Morel. lo~ V- snSth, was again remanded t ill Wednesday on the charge of throwing his wife dowusta.rs ou Sunday week. The injured woman had leL the work- house and could not now bo found. I ho bench directed that efforts should be made to find ner PONTYVOOL -WTOWOM —The men employed at the Poutypool I m-plate Works ARC ON strike. About a fortnight ago the masters and men met. and the men agreed to make five boxes in each hundred boxes gratis. i>at on Saturday last the men, m every department, eic paid at a reduction, without notice of the same havin- been given. This reduction, the men allege^ amounted to lOd the 100 boxes lor tne doublets, 8d for the rollers, and 4d for the furnace men, in addition to the concession of five boxes gratis in every hundred already given. A meet- in o- was held on Monday near the Clarence Station, when the men came to the conclusion to resist the reduction. A PAINFUI, CASE AT CARMAIU-UEN.— At a police- court, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, was heard the adjourned charge against Elizabeth Amelia Hibelf, of obtaining Cl 12s 8d by false pretence. From the evidence of Major and Adjutant 11. i. de Kantxow, of the E.G.A.M it appears that m May last, defendant represented herself to him as the wife of one William Llewellyn, then serving at Portsmouth in the Militia Reserve, 7th brigade, and obtained the sum above named as separation money. Afterwards William Llewellyn's real wife 'who was residing at Bridgend, applied for the 'money. On Tuesday, Mrs Llewellyn, of Bridgend proved her marriage with William Llewelyn'some 14 years ago. Her husband used to go about the country working, and leave her with her parents at Bridgend. He stayed with her for a fortnight before joining the reserve at Car- marthen. From Portsmouth lie wrote to telling her of the separation money due at Carmarthen Barracks on his account. Superintendent James said that when last Thursday, he arrested and charged prisoner, she said, I am sorry I did it; I am not married to Llewelyn, but I did not know he was a married inau until the adjutant told me so the second time I went to the barracks. She also said she was in service at Swansea, and Llewellyn persuaded her to leave it and follow him to Carmarthen. She had lived with him at Cai- marthen as his wife. Maria Richards, daughter of the lodging-house keeper at Carmarthen, corroborated this statement. The matter was adjourned.
HOLYHEAD. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREATS.—Tuesday last was the day appointed by the committee of the union of Sabbath schools in Holyhead, upon which to give the school children their annual treats, as has been the custom for many years. The union which has produced resilts so manifestly bucce*>ful has been in existence only a row years, and since its forma- tion the various schools, through their representa- tives, have submitted to tae decision of the majority upon the question of treats or no treats, and although dissenting voices could at rimes be discerned, all co- operated until this year, when the representatives of Armenia (wisely in their own estimation) seceded and stood aloof from all Other schools, and begrudged the youth their long ex- pected summer's treat; upon the grounds that the playing in the fields was disapproved of by them. We, however, have no reason to believe that the congregation of that place, nor yet the majority of the school, approved of such a proceeding, but that, on the contrary, a few officious persons, who were in power, undertook to misrepresent the feelings of the Armenians. Those persons have now learnt that the union lost nothing by their absence, but that they only injured their own in- terests in acting the part which they did under the pretence of being infinitely wiserthan the managers and members of other schools. With the exception I 't of this solitary instance, all the Nonconformist Sabbath schools of the town joined together as usual. Tue weather in the morning was very threatening, and slight showers fell at short in- tervals. The sky was completely overcast,, and the heavy black clouds which hung overhead threatened every minute to burst, and mar everybody's en- joyment. Towards noon, however, the si £ ) com- menced to clear, and before one o chock children dressed in their best, looking neat and trim, in the best of spirits, were moving in all ^directions, making for their respective places of meeting. Each school congregated in their usual places of meeting, and at the appointed time started for the Land's End, from whence the monster procession was to start. BY half-past one o'clock the Land's End was .crowded with children from one end to the otliell, the schools, one by one as they came ill, falling into their places in the procession according to arrangement; each headed by their distinctive banners, and smaller ones being carried by the children at intervals, making flu scene a lively one, and (to those who read the mottoes of the various flags) an exceedingly interesting one. When the procession was completed the Holynead Oddfellows Brass Band took .its place at the head, and the drum and fife band belonging to the English Wesleyan Band of Hone took its place before the English Wesleyan School, about the middle of the "procession. It then moved in thfc direction of the Armenia-square in the Water Side, where all were gathered together to sing a few hymns under the leadership of Mf W. D. Jones, the superintendent for the day. Before leaving the square the Rev. R. Thomas, Baptist Minister, addressed the congregation, saying that he was proud of Holyhead. He did not know of any town in England or Wales of the same popu- lation which could turn out such an army of Sun- day School scholars. He hoped the day would be gpentoroqrly by all those in the procession. After he concluded his remarks in Welsh and English, the procession was formed again and moved along Stanley -crescent, Boston- street, Stanley-street, and Market-street. The schools had been so arranged that the one which had the longest dis- tance to go, was first, and so on in theiK order of distance." When the Royal Hotel was reached' those schools which' -vere destined for a contrary direction returned through town, and each broke off as their respective destinations were reached. Tea was then partaken of in the fields as usual, after which the children and young people took to P'aying and enioyiag themselves until the evening set in. The schools separated in the following places :—Welsh Tabernacle, to Garregfawr; Welsh Baptist. Tyddvn Bwden English Wesleyan, and Ebeiiezer (Welsh C.M.),'Ty Mawr;. English Bap- K Boflrewyu; New Tabernacle, Brvniau Llvgad; Wesleyan, Soldier's Point; llyfrydle— (Welsh C M.) opoxi fields on the beach. The weather uaronghoUt, the afternoon was all that could be desired. :.ud a eniovablc holiday appears .o liun- no;-u spent on all sides. LOC AL LOA •. > --IHVUSI>A.Y, JTR/Y 4TH. Mem- bers P-CM >I tr Wm. Uiva (chairman), Dr Williams..LTS-rs W. Williams, O. Huehes, Joseph WILLIAM*, John Hughes, Owen Morris, and Richard Hughes. proposed Awhnbince.—'rhe Clerk said he had not received any estimate for an ambulance as was suggesteCi at a formal meeting; Mr "William", Tanyrefail. not having applied to his letter.—-Dr Wiliiams said it was desirable that one should be purchased at once. He did not consider it right that the b ">ard should wait until another epidemic; broke out before purchasing -The members con- curred in this opinion, and the clerk was instructed to make another applIcatIOn, School Board Drains.—In reference to the dispute between this board and the school board as to the connection of drains with Of the latter board, the clerk said he had written to the clerk of that beard asking if the school board monthly meeting, held on July let., would be a suitable time and place for both board., to meet to confer together upon the matter in dispute. In reply to his communication he received a letter stating1 that the application would be laid before the scaool board, and calling attention to the order of that board to have the pipes removed. The local board at their former meeting had decided to wait upon the school board witli the exception of Messrs J. Williams and R. Hughcs, who arc members of both boards.—Mr ltd. Hughes said he had stated then that he thought the meeting referred to would have been a convenient time.—Mr J. Wil- liams said it was the surprise of members of the school board as a deputation had been appointed that they were treated so indifferently. The clerk of the school board had said that lie had called upon some of the local board members asking them to attend. To this all the members present re- plied that he had not waited upon them.—Mr Rd. Hughes gave a different version of the school board c.erJV'S statements to the effect that he had seen several members and told them he thought it would be a convenient time.—Mr Riva thought this was a loose way the school board had of doing business, and if they were going to be stubborn enough to compel this board to remove the pipes they could be again re- connected with the same pipe outside the school board premises.—Mr Rd. Hughes informed the board that it had been decided on Monday that if this board would not remove the pipes the school board would do the work and charge them with the expense. It would be a pity for one board to throw unnecessary expense upon the other. Then rose the question as to whether it would not be ad- visable to ask the school board to wait upon this board; but it was admitted that the fault was on the Side of the local board.—The Clerk wished it to be understood that the school board were to blame for allowing the matter to run on as it had owing to their clerk neglecting to make an official reply earlier.—Mr J. Williams said the jc11001 board wished to meet this board fairly and honourably. If the threat refer- red to was carried out there would be expenses on each board, when the matter might be settled amicably between them.—Mr G. P. Griffith asked if he was to understand that for the sake of keep- ing up the dignity of the school board they were to spend the sum of £ 10 or -6.50 to remove those drains when both boards had control over the ratepayers' money.—Mr 0. Morris: They are keeping up their character for spending money.— Mr Rd. Hughes: The whole thing is a mistake, the first resolution was passed by the school board when under a wrong impression. He then said this mischief arose through the surveyor, II. Evans, taking instructions of one private member and ad- vised him not to do so again.Mr G. P. Griffith said that would only taking the advise of one member instead of another.—It was ultimately agreed that the committee previously appointed should wait upon the school board to confer with them. The Proposed New Footbridge.—Mr Griffith in- formed the board that Mr Moon, chairman of the directors of the London and North-Western Rail- way Co., had written to the Hon. W. O. Stanley to the effect that his suggestion to erect a foot- bridge leading to the new station, had been con- firmed by the directors. The bridge will stand near the entrance to the present station. Town Improvements.—The subject of providing urinals in various parts of the town was discussed, and the desirability of supplying drinking foun- tains. After a short discussion it was decided that the members should meet the following day at two o'clock in order to inspect some places which might be suitable for putting up urinals at.—Mr G. P- Griffith asked if the board were to have a water-cart this year, but the matter was not taken up. Compensation of Goods Destroyed.—Mr Wm. Wil- liams called attention to the case of Thomas Williams, Black Bridge, at whose house the recent case of small-pox had existed. He had been ordered by this board to destroy all the clothes and bedding in the room where the' lad suffering from small-pox was confined. ife was only a poor man and his loss should be replaced. The question of the liability of the board having been settled it was agreed that the surveyor should purchase clothing, &c., to the value of .£4, to be handed over to Thomas Williams to replace those de- stroyed. Nuisances, Defective Drainage, %c.—The Surveyor reported that Mr Roberts, Diuam,had not yet com- plied with the order of this board in erecting privies at Black Bridge. It was resolved that he should be proceeded against.—The Clerk was instructed to give Messrs Scotland Edwards notice to complete a drain made by them in Tan Lan by supplying sink traps. The surveyor was instructed to cover the stream near the Gas Works, as a number of drains connected at Greenore-terrace are emptied .into it causing a disagreeable effluvia. He was also instructed to clear the ditch in a waste piece of land opposite Black Bridge foundry, complained of at the last meeting. Thomas Roberts, London- road, having had notice to do away with his pig which lie kept close to the door, it was agreed that he should be proceeded against unless it was done away with in the meantime. The sur- veyor was instructed to inspect the premises of those who kept pigs in Edmund-street. The nuisance which exists at the back of Market- street received no further notice beyond reading a letter from Mr T. P. Elliott, from which it appeared that it was not caused by any defect in the drainage of the Industrial Schools. The surveyor was directed to inspect houses in Newry-street where privies were attached to the back-kitchens, and to serve the owners with notices to convert them into water closets or remove them to the lower end of the yards.—A letter was read from Mr W. Navies, Old Station, who claimed the sum of £ 30 as com- pensation for damage to hay and household effects in consequence of the flooding of his premises some time ago. The letter contained the following phrases:—"Let the local board attend to their drains and give over babbling. He had enough water here to swamp the Royal George. The only thing I can get from the surveyor is I can't be bothered with you.' The Surveyor, in reply to the chairman, said the flooding had been caused lw parties residing in that neighbourhood allow- ing their drains to get out of order. He was instructed to give them notice that the drains must be cleared. Medical Officer's Report.—The quarterly report of the medical officer showed that forty-lime deaths had been registered during the quarter, which was a decrease of thirteen upon the number last quarter, and making an annual deathrate of 26*4 per thousand. Cl,rk's Salary. -fhe Clerk gave notice that he intended to ask for an increase in his present salary, it being only £:10 per ami an. and the work had been more than doubled since he was in receipt of J620. Accounts.—The following bills were ordered to be paid and cheques drawn:—Joseph Davies, £ 18 3s 3d and Gas Company £ 137 is Td. pgTTY SESSIONS, Moxn.w, RTH IXSTANT.— At Valley, before Major-General Hughes and Mr H. Edwards. Vagrancy.—-John Fitzpatrick, of no settled resi- dence, but who was a native of the county of Down, Ireland, from where lie had been absent fifty-two years, was brought up in custody charged by P.C. William Davies with begging at Thomas- street on Saturday.—Inspector Owen said he had been convicted for a similar offence on October 12th last, under the name of John Baker, of Merthyr, when he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, and lie had got a month on tae 1-lth imprisonment, and lie had got a month on the 1-lth July, 1877.—This,the prisoner most emphatically denied, saying there must have been some mistake somewhere.—The magistrates, however, were satis- fied he was the same man, and sent him to gaol for three months. Driving without reins—d batch of offenders.—Win. Williams, Graianfryn. was charged by P.C. Owen Jones, Bodedeyrn, with this offence.—Defendant refused to give his name when asked to do so.—lie was fined 2s 6d and costs. John Owen, Richard Owen, and William Owen, Cleifiog Isaf, and Robt. Roberts, Ty Gwyn, also Richard Thomas, Cleifiog Isaf, and Evan Parry, Clegir Fawr, were all summoned by P.C. John Jones, No. 20, with the same offence, committed upon the Llanynglienedl road on June 21st.—They obeyed the officer when told to come down from their carts and were now let oil upon payment of costs 5s Gd each. Refusing to pay the rates.—Evan Jones, Valley, was summoned by John Thomas, overseer for the parish of Llanynghendl, for refusing to pay the highway and poor rates. The service of demand note appeared doubtful, and defendant held out a plea that the rate when offered in the first instance had been refused by the complainant.—The magis- trates dismissed the summons, and told the de- fendant to pay his rates forthwith. Nameless Cart.—Robert Roberts, Gorad, near Valley, was charged by P.C. John Jones, No. 20, with working his cart without a name upon it.- He was let off upon payment of costs 5s 61. Drunkenness. — William Morris, Tynymerddyn, Caergeiliog, was charged by P.C. O. Jones, with being drunk and riotous in Bodedern, on tne Gth inst., at 10.30 p.m.Defendant admitted having had a little drink, but the complainant was adding a little to it.—lie was fined 5s and lls Gd costs. David Rees, labourer, was charged by Sergeant Hughes with being drunk and incapable in Lands End on May 29th.—Prisoner was very sorry for what had occurred, and promised to abstain from drink in future if dealt leniently with.—Fined Is and Gs costs.—He had no money to pay and was sent to gaol for seven days. Surties of the peace.—Jane James and Ellen Jones, both of Four-mile-bridge, were bound over to keep the peace for a period of six months. ,Stl-,t -For allowing live stock to be straying on the high road oil June 30th, William Jones, Soar, had to pay 2s Gd and costs.
HOLYWELL. LOCAL BOARD MONTHLY MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Holywell Local Board was held on Monday morning last, when there were present: Messrs J. Garner (in the chair), R. Sankey, H. A. Cope, J. J. Evans, S. Holgate, and J. Jones. Clerk—Mr W. Davies surveyor—Mr Joseph Jones. The minutes of previous meetings were read and confirmed. Ihe Market Hall Loan.—-The Clerk produced the -1 mortgage of the General District Rates of Holywell for securing -65,000 and interest for the erection of a Market Hall. The mortgage, which was between the trustees of the Clergy Mutual Assurance Society and the Holywell Local Board, had been sent to him by Messrs Lee and Bolton, so icitors, accompanied by a letter requesting that some person should be appointed by the board to receive the money. T-liet5,000 was to be repaid (together with interest at 4} per cent) in thirty equal annual instalments of JE297 19s lOd each. The payments were so fixed that the yearly instalment of the principal increased, while the yearly instalment ot the, interest decreased annually, so that in the fourteenth or fifteenth instalment the portion of interest and principal payable would be about equal. The instalment would never be less than nor in excess of, £ "297 19s lOd including principal and interest. With reference to the mortgage he (the clerk) said that it must be signed in the presence of the members of the board by their chairman and clerk, and he suggested that, as the chairman was absent, the meeting should be adjourned, in order that the chairman might attend.—The Clerk's suggestion was acted upon, and at a meeting held on Wednesday evening the mortgage was duly signed.—The Clerk also pre- sented Messrs Lee and Bolton's claim for costs, which amounted to £47 HI; 6d. The Market Boundary.— SIhe Clerk of Works (Mr Edwin Lloyd) in connection with the Holywell Market attended, and asked for the board's advice under the following circumstances. Within a few inches of where the boundary wall of the market was to be built, there stood a wall, enclosing premises belonging to the Earl of Denbigh, where there were privies and cesspools. If that wall was not taken down it was impossible for the con- tractors to ere t the boundary wall as it should be. He had therefore seen Lord Denbigh's agent with reference to the removal of the wall, and he (the agent) agreed to allow the wall to be pulled down on condition that Loid Denbigh should not be held responsible for any nuisance which might arise from the adjoining cesspools and privies.— The Clerk read extracts from the agreement between his lordship and the. board authorising the latter to take down any boundary walls, the board being held exclusively responsible for any damage or nuisance caused thereby.—The Clerk of Works was directed therefore to proceed with the works, and pull down the wall. Surveyor s Monthly Report—The Surveyor re- ported as follows:—" Gentlemen,—I have to report that the direct o is of the board with respect to the encroachment of the parapets, near the Harp Inn, have been carried out. Also the nuisance com- plained of with respect to the drainage from the churchvard has been remedied as far as was particable. I have had occasion to stop the erection of privy accommodation at the back of Mr Bagsliaw's in consequence of the objectionable character of the proposed cesspool.^ This, how- ever, has been overcome by the erection proposed with the approval of the board of a dry earth closet instead of the original privy and cesspool I have the honour to-be, See.. JOSEPH JONES, Mr J. J. Evans complained of a nuisance caused in Well-street by the inhabitants of some of the houses throwing objectionable matter into a surface drain in front of the houses. The Surveyor was ordered to see into the matter. • i The other business was unimportant.
SCHOOL BOARD MONTHLY MEETING. The monthly meeting of this board was held on Wednesday morning, instead of on the previous Wednesday, when a quorum could not be formed. There were now present:—Mi R. Gratton (chair- man). MrJ. Britfcain (vice-chairman), Rev R. O. Williams, Messrs E. P. Jones, Jas. Hughes, OlIas. Evans, and Thomas Hughes. The minutes of the last monthl meeting having been read and con- firmed, jlr Thomas Hughes brought forward his motion respecting his Rules and Regulations Again!!— Mr Thomas Hughes moved That the existing regulations of the H 1 vwi>11 Board Schools are impracticable and illegal; th.it ii is absolutely necessary for the. pro- per and effective management of the schools to rescind the said rules and make others in con- formity with the Education Act, and which can be enforced beneficially to the board, the teachers, scholars, and the ratepayers." Referring to the provision in the existing rules that after the ad- ministration of corporal punishment an entry must be made in the presence of the recipient, the speaker became at once poetical and pathetic, and .almost moved his audience to tears. He said Imagine a young child, a child nine years of age. perhaps, crying and wailing, and wiping Ins tears, and having to look on coolly at his name being entered into the book. How crnel: The speaker then indulged in a Ions dissertation on the illegal- ity and the impracticability of the rules in force, his remarks being somewhat similar to those which appear in chapters in a local journal, but wc will not impose upon our readers the torture inflicted upon the readers of that journal, viz., the read- ing of those remarks.—After Mr Hughes's oration concluded, a dead silence prevailed, no one deem- ing it wise, to take any notice of the matter, and on 'I the chairman asking was there any one ready to second the motion, there was no response. Con- sequently the matter fell through. However, later oii, Mr Hughes gave notice of the following motion for next meeting:—"That inasmuch as the existing rules of the board are illegal, they be re- einded, and rules in accordance with the Edu- cation Act be framed instead." The Infant Schools. —Tlie\ following report was read :—" In compliance witll the board's request., n I have examined the Spring Garden Infant School, touching the ventilators and the damp walls. The dampness of the place, aggravated by the rain coming through the ventilator during every shower of rain makes it dangerous to the children's health, and did not the mistress considerately keep a good fire, both herself and her scholars would undoubt- edly suffer. After due consideration, I would suggest that the board call in a professional architect—as Mr R. W. Hughes. of Mertyn Downing, who is a native of Holywell, and, as Lord Denbigh's agent, would have a personal interest in making an effective remedy,—to examine the building thoroughly, and report to the o oard thereon.—Yours truly, THOMAS IIUGHES.—After some discussion, dining which Mr Thomas Hughes moved the adoption of the suggestion made in his report, it was agreed, on the motion ot Mr E. P. Jones, seconded by the vice-chairman, that the contractors be requested to examine the school, and report upon the same to the board, and to give an estimate as to the probable cost of remedy. Monthly Reports. — Two Members Brought to Book. —The report of Mr and Mrs Daniel Pierce, of the Halkyn-street Schoo1, shows the average attendance of boys to be 123-6, and girls, ,107-1. Fourteen boys and seven girls had been admitted during the month, and one boy had left. Air and Mrs Pierce applied for a supply of "The Child's School Book." Reference was also made to the summer holidays. —The Clerk explained that the Inspector intended dealing with the question of school books and other matters in his report.—-The question of holidays was adjourned to next meeting.—Mrs Emma Parry, of the Spring Gardens Infant School, reported that the average attendance for the month had been -16-3 number on the books, 75. Lo —Mr Thomas Hughes informed the board that on Whit-Tuesday the Chairman and Vice-chairman stopped the education of the children at these schools, for the sake of giving the children a tea party. No member or two members had a right to appropriate the board schools to their own uses. He wished to have information as to who gave the chairman and vice-chairman authority. — The Chairman asked the vice-chairman whether he had anything ty say on the matter.— -The Vh e-Chairman (derisively) Simply noth- ing.—It was further explained that the tea was not given until after the close of school hours, and that neither of the members alluthd to was re- sponsible for any cessation of school work which may have taken place.—The report of the Clerk of Works (Mr W. Williams) was read, which stated that great progress had been made with theBagillt Board Schools, and proceeded: "I can certify from mir/ute and careful self-inspection that the quality, quantity, and form there utilised have been perfectly in. accordance with the approved pipns and specifications." Mr Williams further applied tor the remuneration, due to him of the Works.-After some remarks again from Mr Thomas Hughes, this matter was allowed to stand o,"er. -The architect (Mr John Hill) reported that he kad visited the Bagillt schools since the last meeting, and was perfectly satisfied with the work and the progress made. The Sptre Land at Spring Gardens.—Two tenders had been sent in for the spare land on the Infant School sice—on for £ 30 and the other for £ 35, but neither was accepted, it being decided to advertise for tenders. Appohttment of Hend Teachers.—The board pro- ceeded with the appointment of two head teachers tor the boys' und girls' departments, and one for the infants' department, of the Bagillt Board Schools. There were about seventy appli- cations. After long consideration Mr and Mrs Jones, or the National Schools, Tryddvn, were proposed by the vice-chairman, seconded by Mr Jas. Hug-lies, aud unanimously elected as head master and mistress of the boys' and girls' depart- ments.—Mr Thos. Hughes proposed, and Mr E. P. Jones seconded the appointment of Miss Susannah Owen, of Lady Augusta Mostyn's School, as mis- tress of tie infants' department, which was carried unanimously. Appointment of School Attendance Officer. -The aspirants to this exalted post, better known in Holywell is "whipper-in," there being only four. After sonD conversation, the vicar proposed, and Mr James Hughes seconded, the appointment of Mr Wm. Morris, of Whitford. Mr E. P. Jones proposed, and Mr Charles Evans seconded, ths appointment of Mr Eliseus Jones, Holywell. On the votes being taken, the chairman and vice- ehairnun supported the latter, making four votes. Mr Eliseus Jones was therefore appointed. The meeting then terminated. MO NT ML A' SESSIONS, TUESDAY.—Before Mr Sankey (chairman), J. Henry, and Rev Walter Evans. Special License.—A special license was granted to Mr JamesSmith, of the Black Horse Inn, for Bank Holiday, 5th proximo, for selling drink in a field in the st'and where the annual fete of the Lord Mostyn Lxlge of Oddfellows is to be held. Drunkemess. — Edward Williams was charged with bein,; drunk and riotous. P.O. John Roberts said that it half-past eleven on Saturday night, the 8th June, he saw the defendant drunk at the top of Midi-street. He requested him to go home, but he declined then. He subsequently went towards 3agiilt, challenging everybody to tight. Fined 10s and 8s costs.—For a similar offence on the night of the 1st June, at Holway, Robert Thomas was fined 10s and 8s costs, on the information of P.C. John Adam.—Thomas Hughes wis charged by P.O. Knight with being drunk and disorderly on the night of the 13th April at Lagillt. Fined 10s and 138 costs. Withdrawn.—There was a case entered, in which Anne I-liglies, of Bagillt, charged her husband, Thomas with an aggravated assault. ♦The complaimut now applied that the case should be withdrawi, and a settlement come to.—The bench, after admuiistering a severe reprimand to the de- fendant, igreed to this course. Was it i Sheep or a ?—Joseph Hughes was charged vdthpoaching.—William Durnford, keeper to Lord Jlostyn, said that about half-past five in the aftei-toon of the 27th June, lie saw defendant coursingihare on a field at Gorsedd, with a sheep- dog. There was a path in the field. Defendant was not on the path, although he was going to- wards it. The hare was not caught because it escaped itto a rock. When he charged defendant, he repliec that he was looking for the sheep, when he (witness) said they must have been very small sheep to jet into the rock.—In reply to the bench defendant said he was in search of his father's sheep, wiich were in the habit of straying, one having been found dead in this identical field a night or two previously. —Defendant's mother gave corroborative evidence, and the case was dis- I nii eel. Anothei-Oamc Case.—William Roberts was charged with setting a rabbit trap on Lord Mostyn's pr)- perty.—George But. keeper to Lord Mostyn, said at a jout talf-past five in the morning of the 2!)th nit., he siw defendant set a rabbit trap in a wood between Ifynongroyw and Mostyn. He caught hold of him, and asked who gave him permission. He replied that he was coming up the bank,saw the trap spring, and thought he might as well set it. He aske lhim his name, and he replied John Jones, which pr(,ved to be false.—In reply to the bench defendant said he saw a rabbit crossing the road, and followed it, throwing stones,, to the liole, where he found the trap sprung. -He then set it. Fined ;jo and 9s costs traps prohibited. Assault on a YouJlg Girl.-Annie Ellis, a married woman, was charged withjiaving assaulted Marv Elizabefch Griffiths, twelve years of age, on Friday last. Tto complainant appeared in court with a bandage louud her head, and showed a wound which she alleged had been inflicted by the de- fendant. She said that on the night in question. She informed defendant who was at a neighbour's house, th-tt her children had got out of bed and were outside the house, whereupon defendant abused her. knocking her in the head and face until she bled freely. In cross-examination she admitted having fallen from a gate a fortnight previously, when she sustained a severe wound, j She had only one wound on her head at present. —Two witnesses gave corroborative evidence.—Mr P. Mwyirleg Evans, who appeared for defendant, submitted that the wound on the child's head was sustained by the fall from the gate, and, being a fresh wound, t may have bled with a light slap on the lie id. The defendant did not deny having struck her, lightly, but he submitted that she was partly justified by the provocation given her through complainant, as dYe alleged, getting her children out of bed.—The chairman, after a brief 1 consultation, said that the bench could not get over the fact that unnecessary violence was used, although there might have been slightly provoca- tion. Defendant would have to pay a fine of Is, and Is 6d costs.—Defendant said she would not pay. --1 ise chairman ItienyoawuL nave to go t-i gaol for seven clays.—Defendant (smiling) Am I to go to-day, sir'r-The Chairman We will allow you --even. days to pay the hue, and if you dm't pav, you will have to go to prison. There were no other eases of importance.
LLANDUDNO. WHITL'S 1J!.ACK MIXSTUEI.S.— Mr T. White's minstrels performed to a large and respectable audience, at the Masonic Hall, on Wednesday evening. THE LII' £ I:OAT.—The Sister a' M^uorlrl was on Saturday launched, amongst a large concourse of spectators, for exercising practice, and they ac- quitted themselves ably, and afforded much pleasure to the numerous visitors who were so eagerly watching their performances. THE ELECTION or COMMISSIONERS. -The annual I meeting of persons entitled to vote at the election of the commissioners, will be held on Thursday, the 18th inst., at two o'clock in the afternoon, for the election of seven commissioners, in room of the following going out by rotation: Mcssrs W. Bulkeley Hughes, Will. Bevan, J. B. Evans, Thomas Hughes, John Jones, Thomas Parry, and William Woodley. A F un OAHED HOWIXG MATCI'.—A four oared rowing match took place on Saturday, between the Llandudno rowing club aud a scratch crew of artisans. The farmer included Messrs W. R. Peterkin, W. Owen (stroke). T. Emberton, H. Jones, and Eden Griffith (eoxs.), while the latter included Messrs John Roberts, H. Davies (stroke), E. Lloyd, and David Davies (eoxs), who won easily by about live lengths. The race caused a great deal of amusement, and much interest was taken in it. As the boats were approaching the pier head, a large number of people thronged there, and gave a hearty reception to the wirn ng crew, while the others were ironically cheered. Deploring this treatment a lady artiste, who stood close to us, observed rather sorrowfully, "Oh. what a pity, they cannot both win TIIE hloaTic'ur.rrii.vi. SOCIETY.—A meeting of the members of this society v as held on Thursday evening, the 4th inst., at the offices of Mr George Felton, there being present, or J. L. Thursby (president), in the chair, Dr J. Nicol (vice- president), Rev B. Mayon, and Messrs Reed, G. F. Feiton, Heward, and Parsons (secretary).—On the motion of Mr Reed, seconded by Mr Edmonds, it was proposed that notice be given to cottagers residing within a radius of five miles of Llandudno, informing them that they must advise the secre- tary of their intention to exhibit not later than the 25th inst. It was announced that in this class, a special prize would be awarded by a lady. The first prize will be 30s; the second, 20s, and the third, 10s. — Mr Bevan proposed, and Dr Nicol seconded, that Messrs Reed and Edmonds be ap- pointed judges in this class. The secretary was instructed to write to Messrs Arthur and James Dickson, of Chester; Cowen, of Liverpool: and Felton, of Birmingham, to ascertain the extent of space they will be likely to occupy at the forth- coming exhibition.—It was resolved to advertise the show for three weeks in the principal local papers. The usual vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings, which was adjourned it) that day week. THE REGATTA.—A meeting of the regatta com- mittee was held on Wednesday afternoon, at the otfice of Mr George Feiton, Church-walks, when there were present: Messrs G. Feiton (in the chair); K. W. Douglas, P. Heward, S. Chamber- lain, hon. sec., G. F. Felton, J. A. Cheesman, and Mr Owen.—The Chairman proposed (1) That the regatta be held this year on Saturday, the 3rd of August. (2) That the following names be ki,icl,d to the committee —Colonel Mawson, Messrs Albert Wood (Mayor of Conway), J. M. Haunay, R. S. Chamberlain, J. A. Wells, R. F. Allen, Colonel P. Heward, George Feiton, J. A. Cheesman, K, W. Douglas, Bangor; G. F. Felton, H. B. Montifion, St. John Charlton, Capt. Talbot, Major Thursby, Drs Nichols, Bold Wiliiams, and Dolton, Mr Wm. Owen, and Mr Kurr. (3) That a preliminary circular be issued; that the regatta be advertised in the local papers, and that communication be made to Col. Ma-wson, requesting him to act as patron, and to Lady Augusta Mostyn, as patroness of the regatta. It was also decided that the chair- man and secretary be empowered to carry out all the requirements of the regatta.—It was announced that a subscription list would be opened at once.— On the motion of Mr Chamberlain, application was instructed to be made TO the Llandudno pier com- pany, to offer a special prize in their name, or to give a monetary subscription.—A cordial vote of thanks having been given to Mr Feiton for pre- siding, the meeting was adjourned to four o'clock on Monday afternoon next. LL iXDUDNO COMMISSIONERS. — An ad- journed meeting of the Llandudno Board of Commissioners was held yesterday afternoon, when the following members were present:— Messrs Thomas Parry (in the chair), Thomas Hughes, J. B. Evans, Morris Pritchard, J. Hughes, M. Williams, W. Bevan, B. R. Daines, William Evans, E. Williams, and Mr Marks (clerk). Tenders for the Supply of Gas Coals, <fr.—The first business entered upon was the opening of tenders for the supply of gas coal, twenty-eight applica- tions having been received.—On the motion of Mr Thomas Hughes, seconded by Mr J. B. Evans, it was resolved that two sample waggons of coals be obtained, with a view of comparing their several merits, viz., from Dcwhurst and Co., 13s 2d per ton from Wigan Coal Company, 19s 5d do R. D. Owen, Llandudno, 12s Gd do; Thomas Crippin, 13s lid; and J. II. Xicholls, Newton-le-Willows, at 12s Gel do.—The following tenders were also accepted:—For lime, at lls 6d per ton, Mr John Hughes, Llewelyn-street, Llanrwst; printing, Mr K. W. Douglas, Bangor; plumbing, Mr Boothroyd, Llandudno; carting, Mr Thomas Roberts, Eden Dairy, Llandudno. Engineer''s Report. —Mr Marks (clerk) said tlfat in accordance with their wish expressed at the last meeting, viz., that a report of the progress made with these works be'prepared to date, he now begged to submit the following for their considera- tion :-Linc of conduit:—The feeling of your board being uvei-se to the parliamentary'plan as far ai crossing the river Conway is concerned, I examined the district between Conway bridge and Caerhun with a view of selecting a more favourable and less expensive spot for our river crossing; the result of this sur vey was the subject of my report to the Water and Gas special committee of the. 24th April last, which was recommended, and re- ceived the approval of your board, on the 25th April (he then read the extract) your board having approved of the foregoing, surveys have been made of plans and the new route prepared. Trac- ings of these plans have been submitted to your solicitor for the purpose of obtaining the consort of the several owners of property and road aud river authorities. Subsequent to the preparation of the last named drawings, our chairman, Mi- II. B. Hughes, M.P., requested me to forward him a plan showing the line of conduit according to the parliamentary plan, and also the line of Railway lroni Caerliun to Llandudno Junction. lie pro- posed seeing the chairman of the London and North Western Railway Company, to ascertain if it were possible to arrauge with the company f ir our line of pipes to be laid alongside the railway .bee.veen the points above named.—Purchase of Lakes,$c.—Surveys for the purpose of purchasing the lakes and the preparation, of working drawings are being prepared, aud, weather permitting, will be completed, I hope, in three or four weeks. This is tedious work, the nature of the ground and the distance to be traversed daily retard daiL' pro- I gress. In order to ascertain the nature of the foundation at the proposed embankment at the. Llyndulyn, lhavetrialholes sunk,and together with Mr Cousins, I inspected these on the 7th June, and !„not being satisfied with the appearance of the substratum decided to sink others, this work is also being proceeded with, and I expect will also be completed simultaneously with the survey. You are aware that a contract for supplying all | the iron pipes we require, has been entered into, and that the working plans and sections from Llandudno to Llandudno junction are ready, so ii; wi c..n commence that portion of the work clir,cfly ilt tile clú:e of the :ew¡ou Unless some- tmng that I do not at present anticipate occurs, I sec no reason to doubt what 1 have previou.-ty stated, via., that we shall be able to have water flowing in by this time next year. Respecting a communication irrnit Mr Cnaviton with regard to the large yard, a rc-ol r-ion was passed that an application be made for the asze or the said yard and pouy stand for the t >r I of 1)99 year?-—Mrs Williams, of Rock Villa, to eoiiipiam of s noke nuisance arising frOll1 1 hack premises of Mr William Owen, iro'umong a-. The board were of opinion that the m<ittc:1,, not under their jurisdiction. A letter was received from Major Tumour, of the First Lancashire Volunteers, who intend camping here at the com- imeucemect of August, urging the commissioners to supply them with water.—Mr Morris Priichard, seconded by Mr \V. Evans, objected to the ap- plication being granted, and on the motion of Mr E. \V illiams, seconded by Mr Dain-?y, the water was allowed them at 3d per head per day for the term. Messrs J. B. Evans, W. Evans, and Morris Pritchard, abstained from voting.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. A special meeting of the members of the above board was held at their clerk's office, on Wednes- day evening, there being present: Rev D. Davies (in the chair), Messrs R Conway, Roger Williams, and Dr Roberts. Mr Jameson (Vlerk) wad also present. The Report of Mr R. Owen, of Liveroool, on the competitive plans was read, in winch that gentleman, after a great amount of criticism, awarded the premium of £ 10 to Light and Air and selected "Thorough" and "St Tudna" (No. 7) for the board's final decision.—The mem- bers, therefore, having inspected tliesti three plans, resolved, on the motion of Di-Roberts, seconded by the Rev D. Davies, that the plan of "Light and Air be adopted according to the conditions and modifications.—The clerk then proceeded to otil-a the sealed letters, and informed the board that "Light and Ail" was Mr A. Fouikess of the Mostyn Estate Office, Llandudno. This announce- ment was received with joy, Mr Foulkes, as will be seen, being a local gentleman.The members then dispersed.
MOLD. TRIP TO MANC HESTER.-On Monday Inst, an excursion train left Mold for Manchester, the fare for the double journey being three shillings and sixpence, including free admission to the gardens, &c. A good Miariy availed themselves of the oppor- tu lity of visiting the various places of interest at Manchester, and returned home quite aatisfiecl with their day's out. MONTHLY MEETING OF THE CALVINISTIC METHO- DISTS.—The Monthly Meeting of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists of this district was held at Llynypandy, on Monday and Tuesday last. Monday was devoted to the transaction ol business, the remaining portion of the meeting bring preaching, at which the several ministers of the county took part. PKBACHINO MEETING AT GWEIINYMVNY On Wednesday evening and Thursday last, th W ish Caivinistie Methodists of the above villa-e, 1 ild prcaching meetings at their place of vevship, when there was large congregations The ministers who officiated were the Revs. Le .is Ellis (Rhud llan), and Griffith Ellis, B.A. (Bootle), and their sermons were very impressive. THE REV. JOHN HCGHES, D.D., OF LIVERPOOL, will occupy the pulpit at the Caivinistie chapel on Sunday next, when, no doubt, many will avail themselves of this opportunity of hearing him. THE LADIES CJ,I:B.—THF 31st anniversary of the Mold Female Benefit aud Assurance Society was held on Thursday last. The members met at the County Hall at 1 o'clock and proceeded thence to deyine service at the Parish Church. The service being over they partook of tea at the Market Hall, provided by Mr Benjamin Powell (Miieham House), which gave every satisfaction. After tea they preceded to the Bailey Hill, where they spent the rest of tho evening in dancing, &e., the proceedings being enlivened by the mudc of the Band of the Flintshire Militia. Mr W. B. MARSIOX.—On Tuesday last, there were great rejoicings at Bromfield Ilall, that being the day on which Mr W. B. Marston's eldest sen, who is the same name as his father, attained hia majority. Mr Marston, with his usual kindness, treated all his workmen to a first rate dinner, and the day was observed with much rejoicing by them, and a number of Mr Marato friends. LOCAL BOARD.—The ordinary monthly meeting of the board was held on Wednesday last. There were present. Messrs A. J. Brereton (chairman), J. Corbett. II. Lloyd Jones, Joseph Eaton, James Hughes Jones, G. H. Adams, Thomas Williams, M.D., Oliver Jones, John Hughes, Griffith Jones, Benjamin Powell, G. E. T. Roper (clcrk), and Isaac Jones (surveyor). Fire at TSfiiydymwyn on --The ques- tion of Mr Swift's bill for horsing the fire engine to Rhydymwyn to stand over for enquiry as to the practice in such cases as to payment of the ex- penses and men. Paving af New-street -Dr Wdlianis' motion -as to parapet in south side of New-street, was with- drawn for the present, and Mr E. r. Jones' amendment fell through. Surveyors Report, -The surveyor read hia report. On the question of the supply of tiles for pavin it was resolved the tender of Mr Edward Fair.. of Buckley, be accepted at 2s (il p-r 1000 d liwr. ,:d to any part of Mold streets. The measure nit .it to be 10x5x2. The sample produced was n; quite the size. Jt was resolved to obtain 140 tis <s n.r.3 of Glyn Arthur stones. Nuisanccs. --The nuisance inspector l-cacl [ii:, re- port. A discussion took place as tr tin ate of coal hole grating at the College Hospital. lies jived* that the committee be written to (per Mr R. W. Lewis) calling attention to it, and stating that it must be attended to at once. Fire Brigade,.—A sample suit of fire brigade uniform was exhibited and approved. —Ros-oivod that the other suits be made of the same quality; 27s <>d the suit. Paving of the Streets.—Resolved that the Cierk write'to the various bricklayers in Mold asking for tenders for the laying of the new tiles. Accounts —Several accounts were ordered to be paid. Bailey Rill.—-The application or the Mold Ladies' Club was granted, on the usual terms, for the use of the Hill on Thursday last. that tho Hill-Keeper's wages be increased to 10s per week. —Bill for police to be paid. Notice of Motion..—Mr John Hughes g ive notice that at the next board (?) he would bring for.vr.rd the question of the encroachment- by Mr Edward Wiieidon, and the Cie'-k was instruct-ed to let the matter stand over.—It was understood that this long-pending dispute, which has been before the board at nearlv every meeting for along time peat, would be settled at the Assizes, to be helcl this month, but it seems probable, now, thu. it will not be tried until the Winter Assizes.
POUT or C:AHVOX.Arrived: Loyalty, .To-.cs, Newry: Hann.u:, Jones. Bangor: King Ja Ja s.), Jones, Liverpool; Frances, Evans, 7). in; j Velocity, Hugnes, Kingstown Ceres, Lo its, i Progheda: Volunteer, Parry, do; King ■ Ja (s.s.), Jones, Liverpool; Scotia, Williams, B, ast; Xcvh, Ellis, Newry; King Ja Ja (s.s.). nes, Liverpool; James, Edward-, Swansea;; .lias Alward, MoNodl, St Johu, N.B.- Sailed Ann Morgan, Ellis. Copenhagen Snowdon, Williams, j Berwick; Emily Ayn, Owens, Glasgow; Abbey, Hughes, Liverpool; Elizabeth, Jones, Holyhead; King J a Ja (s.s.), Jones. Liverpool Susan and Ellen, Roberts, Portdinorwic'; William T'enxy, Jones, Ann Catherine, Williaius. Port- dinorwic Helen, Thomas, do.; Atlialia, Williams, Liverpool; Catherine. Roberts, Chester; King Ja Ja (s.s.), Jones, Liverpool; Loyalty, Jones, Ja Ja (s.s.), Jones, Liverpool; Loyalty, Jones, Portdincrwic Velocity, Hughes, do.