:t.6.4 'I; 1M CARNAKVoNSlllliE UUAHIKE SESSIONS. The court re- assembled at ten a.m. on Friday for the trial of prisoners. The magistrates present were Mr B. T. Ellis (chairman), Colonel Holt, Mr R. Carres, the Hon G. S. D. Pennant, Mr E. G. Powell, and Mr 0. Evans. The following gentlemen were sworn on THE GRAND JURY. Messrs John Bloom, 17, High-street, Bangor (foreman); John Enul", butcher, High-street, Bangor; Edward Evans, Waterloo Inn, Bangor: J. ,1. Evans, Brynderwen, Bethesda; J. Edwards, IS, Ogwen-terrace, do. J. Edwards, Penlan- etreet, Pwllheli; Thomas Griffith, slater, Rmgør; Lloyd Hughes, Belle Vue Hotel, 'Bangor; William Hughes, 4, Penrallt-terrace, Bangor; Henry Jones, Castle Bank, Bangor; J. Jones, Albion Inn, Bangor; William. Jones, butcher, High-street, Bangor; William Jarvis, stationer, High-street, Bangor; R. Jones, 10, Ogwen-terrace, Bethesda H. Prichard, draper, Llanfairfeohan; G. 0. Roberta, architect, Llan- degai; James Southwell, accountant, Port Penrhyn; Richard Williams, driper, High- street, Bethesda. The Chairman said that he had been called upon, to take the chair in consequence of the sudden ill- -ness of their respecte d chairman, Mr Edwards. Mr Edwards, on leaving the couit on the pluvious day. was suddenly seized with rheumatic gc ut, and this morning was unable to move. Commenting on the calendar, Mr Ellis was sorry to inform them that the state of crime in the county was numerically greater than they had been accustomed to. There were in all eight prisoners, and some of the cases were of a serious and shameful character. The chairman then proceeded to call their attention to the individual cases. Referring to the case of John Hughes, charged with attempting to commit suicide at Bethesda, he said they might very well have spared its hearing. The best way in such cases was for the magistrates to hand over the prisoner to the care of friends who undertook to look after him. The last case on the cilendar was OLe of a verv shameful and disgraceful character. IT V, A- the "case of William William-, who was charged with indecently assaulting his daughter- in-law. The chairman then gave an outline of th. .idence. and informed the grand jury that the. eyidelll e of the wife could not be-taken against the prisoner. RESIGNATION OF THE CLERK OF THE PEACE. Mr W. T. Poole said as that was the last oppor- tunity he should have the honour of rendering them any further services, ne begged to thank them-the members of the Carnarvonshire bench -for the uniform kindness, forbearance, and con- sideration they had all shown towards him during the last twenty years. The Hon. Douglas Pennant, M.P., expressed -what he was sure would be the universal regret of the bench at Mr Poole's retirement. Mr J. H. Roberts, on behalf of the members of the bar said they had invariably been treated with courtesy by Mr Poole, and that gentleman had always been glad to render them any assistance. On that account they regretted his unexpected resignation. Mr Poole briefly replied. The trial of prisoners was then proceeded with. LARCENY AT PWLLHELI CAUTION TO SHOP-KEEPERS. Mary Griffith, married woman, was charged with stealing a dress piece of the value of 19s, the property of Edward Wilson, draper, Pwllheli.— Mr J. H. Roberta prosecuted.—Enoch Jones, ship- carpenter, Pwllheli, stated that on the 10th April last he saw the prisoner go up to the prosecutor's door and take a dress piece from the pile of goods. Witness informed the prosecutor what he had seen, and the prisoner was apprehended with the dress piece in her possession. The prisoner refused to plead.-She was found guilty and sentenced to three months' imprisonment, while the chairman zemarked that the practice of exposing goods for .sale in the street was a bad one, leading to crime, and ought to be discontinued. A DRUNKEN* SPREE AX1) ITS CONSEQUENCES. Thomas Hughes, 34, shoemaker. Penygroes, Llanllyfni, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously wounding Hugh John Thomas, quarry- man, Penygroes. Mr J. H. Roberts (Messrs Roberts and Thomas), prosecuted, and Mr Allan- son (Messrs Turner and Allanson), defended. From the prosecutor's evidence, it appears that on the evening of the 23rd May, he and a number of his friends were returning home from the neigh- bourhood of Llanllyfni, when they had visited .some public houses. When approaching the railway bridge, a short distance from Penygroes, on the Llanllyfni road, they met the prisoner, and a quarrel ensued between them with reference to some house. This resulted in a scuffle, and blows were given. The prisoner afterwards went away, but soon returned from the direction of Penygroes. accompanied by some of his companions. A second scuffle ensued, in the course of which the prosecutor shouted, "I have been struck with something besides a knife." Having gone to Dr Griffith's surgery, it was found that the prosecutor had been stabbed in the head. Being cross- examined by Mr Allanson, prosecutor admitted that he did not know who struck him that evening. He denied being drank, but admitted having been drinking whiskey from a ginger beer bottle. A witness named George Jones, who was called for the prosecution, gave evidence as to the scuffle that ensued between the prisoner and prosecutor. He did not see the former use a knife, or any other instrument, but saw a blow bfcing given. The prosecutor was neither drunk nor sober. Blood flowed freely'from the prosecutor's head as soon as the blow was dealt by the prisoner.—Dr Grif- fith, a surgeon and physician practising, said that he examined the prosecutor's wounds on the evening of the 23rd May last. There was a wound measuring about an-inch and a quarter in depth and half an inch in length above the left eytbrow. and a similar one above the right. They must have been caused by a sharply-pointed instrument. In reply to Mr Allanson, witness said that a person falling on a piece of a ginger beer bottle might have been injured in a similar manner. There were no marks of jaggedness 011 the prosecu-. I- tor's wounds, which were clean and incised. There were no contusions.—John Thomas Jones, recalled, said th\t the whiskey bottle was not broken that night. Witness had it now at home. —Sergt. Lewis Williams deposed that on the evening in question he heard the noise of a crowd proceeding in the direction of Llanllyfni. In con- sequence of what he heard, witness and another officer followed them, and subsequently met the witness Jones, who complained of the conduct of the prisoner and his companions. Witness after- wards met the prisoner, who s ud that the prose- cutor had threatened to stab him. Witness after- wards saw the prosecutor in Dr Griffith's surgery, and a warrant was issued for prisoner's apprehen- sion, which took place at Portmadoe, where he had absconded. In a statement made to the officer, prisoner denied having stabbed tHe prose- cutor, but admitted striking him with his knuckles. For the defence, Mr AllanFftn con ended that the prisoner did not use a knife on the occasion, but merely struck the prosecutor with his bare fist in self-defence. If lie (Mr Allanson) could prove this, then the prisoner was entitled to an aequital. —Several witnesses were examined in support of the contention.—The Chairman summed up the case in a lucid manner, and informed the jury that they could either find the prisoner guilty of the graver charge of wounding or of a common assault. -After a consultation, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of the minor offence. -Tite court sen- tenced him to six months' imprisanment with hard labour. SENT TO PENAL SERVITUDE. Jumes Price, 30, a labourer of many aliases, pleaded guilty to having entered the dwelling house of Robert Ellis, Bcddgelert, and stealin rr therefrom a silver watch, together with a brass chain, a nieklet silver chain, and a gold chain, the property of the said Robert Ellis. Prisoner, who pleaded guilty, admitted a conviction for bur- glary at the Denbighshire assizes.—The court sentenced him to fourteen years' penal servitude, and at the expiration of that period to be under police supervision for seven years. ATTEMPTING TO COMMIT SUICIDE. Jo-in Hughes, quarryman, Llanllechid, pleaded guilty to a charge of having attempted to commit suicide on the 11th April last. Mr Roberts, Ban- gor, appeared for the prisoner, and said the medical evidence would prove that he was suffer- ing from delirium tremens at the time the deed was committed. He (Mr Roberts) urged the court to be satisfied with calling the prisoner for judg- ment at any time they required.—Mr J. H. Roberts remarked that he appeared for the prosecution. It was the wish of the committing magistrate that the prisoner's relatives or friends should enter into recognisances for his good behaviour, but it seems that they would do nothing of the soit.—Mr J. Roberts, in reply to the Chairman, said that the prisoner's brother and brother-in-law were now ready to enter into recognisances for his good behaviour.—The Chairman,addressing the prisoner, said that the court was willing to accept his surety in the sum of £20, and that of his brother in a similar sum for his appearance to come up for judgment when required. The bench were sorry to sec a man like the prisoner, who had served his country with the Grenadier Guards, and who held a certificate for good conduct, being brought up under such a charge.—Prisoner was afterwards discharged. UTTERING COUNTERFEIT COIX. Charles Smith, 20, labourer, pleaded not guilty t1 having uttered counterfeit coin at Carnarvon. Mr George Thomas (Messrs. Roberts & Thomas), in opening the case, said that on Saturday, the 25th of May, the prisoner went to the Patent Slip tavern in this town. andtlieee attempted to utter a counterfeit coin. The landlord informed him that the coin was not genuine, and asked whether he kYlew the consequences of doing such a thing. The prisoner then left the house, and in about two hours afterwards called at the Three Crowns' tavern in Bangor-street, where he requested the servant girl to change the coin. The girl took it to her master, who subsequently gave the prisoner in charge.-During the examination of Mr Noble, the landlord of the Patent Slip Vaults, it was elicited that one of the witnesses for the prosecu- tion, a seaman named Harman, had left the town. This witness' evidence was of a very material. character, as he was the only person able to identify the prisoner as the party who was at the Patent Slip Vaults.—The bench ordered his recognisances to be estreated.—The case, however, was proceeded with, the witnesses examined being Mrs Margaret Jones, Mr Isaac Peters, Three Crowns, P.C. Robt. Williams, and Mr Humphrey Williams, jeweller, <Src.—Prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour. ATTEMPTING TO RAVISH A CHILD. William Williams, 39, sailer or labourer, was indicted for attempting to ravish Catherine Jones, two-and-a-half years of age, the illegitimate daughter of his wife, and also for committing a common assault on the said Catherine Jones.— Prisoner pleaded guilty to the second count only. Mr Allanson prosecuted. The particulars of the case, which were reported in our last issue, were not entered into.—After a private consultation, the bench sentenced the prisoner to 12 months' hard labour. THEFT BY A SERVANT GIRL. Ann Thomas, 30, domestic servant, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging her with stealing the sum of £ 12, the property of Laura Williams, Llandwrog, on the 18th May. Mr J. H. Roberts prosecuted, and Mr J. A. Roberts defended.- Addressing the jury, Mr Roberts said the prosecu- trix was in service at Hafottywyn, Upper Llan- dwrog, and seems to have kept her money in a small box which was on the mantel-piece in the bed- room. About five o'clock on the afternoon of the 18th May, the prisoner came to the house, and after affecting to be afraid of the men consented to take a cup of tea in the bedroom. Prosecutrix left the room to fetch water, and on returning heard the lid of the box being closed, but, being a person of a nervous disposition, did not say anything at the time. Having finished tea, the prisoner (who had been in service at Hafottywyn for a short time) requested prosecutrix to go out and look whether the men were about. Prosecutor complied, and the prisoner directly left the house. Having re- turned to the house, prosecutrix found her money missing from the box, and gave infcrmation to her master's son, who overtook the prisoner and brought her back. Prisoner made a general deuial to the charge, but eventually produced from a handker- chief in her breast the sum of X8 in "gold. She also made a statement to the effect that she earned the money for midwifery, adding that the money had been seen that day by Mary Williams, Bont- newydd. The latter person had seen the prisoner at her house that day, but she did not see money in her possession. In a statement made to the police sergeant, prisoner said that she had shown the money to Mary Williams and to her relatives, and that she had a belonging to a militia-man, who was a reserve-man. When the case was heard by the magistrates, it was suggested that the prisoner was not possessed of £12, but he (Mr Roberts) would call Mr Daniel Thomas, a farmer, to prove that he had kept zCl5 for her sometime ago. The empty purse in which the money had been kept was found in a bush in the spot where the prisoner was caught after she had left Hafot- tywyn* Prisoner had directed the master's son to tke place where the purse was found. It would also be seen from the evidence that she had been at Hafottywyn about a month previous to that day of the alleged theft, and representing herself to be in straightened circumstances, had re- ceived a shilling from the prosecutrix, who letched it from the room where the money were kept. The prisoner saw the prosecutrix enter the room on the occasion. -Prosectitrix and several witnesses were examined in support of this contention.— John Roberts, a private in the 23rd Regiment, was supouied by the prosecution, to prove that the prisoner had no money belonging to him in her possession. It was however found out that he was an adverse witness.—Mr Roberts called attention to the fact that a police officer at Enniskellen, had questioned the witness as to whether the prisoner had any money in her possession belonging to him, and he replied in the'negative.—Witness: What I told him was that a person named Ann Thomas hid no money belonging to me.—-Mr Roberts Did the police officer at Enniskellen write down what did you say?—Witness: I don't know.—Mr Roberts: But hadheapeninhis hand? —Witness No, nothing of the sort.—Mr Roberts: Did you not tell him you gave no money to keep until you return home ? — Witness: No.—Mr Roberts Look at this paper, will you swear that you did not say so ?—Witness (looking at the paper) I cannot read this (laughter).—Mr Ro- berts Do you swear that you did not say so ?— Witness: I told the officer that I did not give money to any Ann Thomas to keep for me.— —Witness was cross-examined by Mr Hughes as follows :—Supposing the officer asked you whether you had given money to Ann Williams, what would have been your answer ?—Well, of course, that I did give her the money.—The prisoner is called both Ann Thomas and Ann Williams ?— Yes.—You have been keeping company with the prisoner as Ann Williams Ycs. — And you always called her Ann Williams ?—Yes.—And is the prisoner at the bar Ann Williams ?—Yes.— What money did you gave her?—Four pounds.— IIow did you get that money?—By working, of course.—And what reason had you for giving the money to the prisoner, Ann Williams?—I had no reason whatever, except that I have as much faith in her as in anyone else (laughter).—Mr Roberts And you are going to marry her? (laughter).— Witness (laughing) Well, I don't say that now (laughter).—After further cross-examining the wit- ness, Mr Hughes addressed the bench contending that he would show that the prisoner had the sum of C8 at the time the robbery was alleged to have taken place.—Ellen Jones, Ebenezer, depos- ed that she had seen £8 in the prisoner's possession about seven months ago.—John Jones, Well street, and his wife, gave evidence to the effect that the prisoner stayed at their house on the day preceding that of the alleged robbery, and had seen £ 8 in gold, together with some silver, in her possession.— The Chairman, summing up the evidences, remark- ed that was rather a remarkable thing on the part of the prisoner, who was at the time said to be possessed of XS, to have gone to the prosecutor's place, and representing herself to be in poor cir- cumstances.—After a short private consultation, the jury found the prisoner guilty, and the bench sentenced her to six months' hard labour. CRIMINAL ASSAULT BY A TAILOR. Win. Kemp, an Irish tailor, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with having attempted to ravish Margaret Jones, aged 19, a domestic servant employed at the Globe Tavern, Carnarvon. Mr J. A. Hughes prosecuted. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to 12 months' hard labour. The Court rose at eight o'clock. SATURDAY. THE COLWYN BAY IStlLDlNO DISPUTE. The Court re-assemblecl at 11 o'clock on Satur- day, when the appeal by the Colwyn Bay Building Company against the decision of the Llandudno nm gistrates was resumed. The m agistrates present were Mr B. T. Ellis (in the chair), the Hon. Douglas Pennant, M.P., Mr A. B. Wood, Mr E. G. Powell, and Mr R. Carreg. The respondents' case was concluded on Thursday evening, and the case to-day was opened by the appellants. Dr. Bank- hurst raised a number of objections, and sub- mitted that the conviction ought to be quashed because the offence was not within the meaning of the law. The law defined the offence to be the bringing forward of any house or builcing forming part of any street or any part thereof be\ond the front wall of any house or building on either side thereof, and not to build any addition thereto, &c. Instead of using the word "thereof" in the con- viction "such uuildings" had been used, and this rendered the conviction bad, as the language of the statute had not been followed. Under the 250th section it was necessary to lay the information or complaint within six months from the time when the matter of such complaint or information respectively arose. If the offence was not de- scribed in the language of the Act, there was no offence. He would show that "thereof" meant either side of the street, and he contended that anybody had the power arbitrarily to interpret "thereof" to mean" building." 1Ir Segar argued that a verbal error did not render the con- viction bad. If there was no real grievance and no misleading, the conviction would stand. The point ought to have been raised at the first hearing, as it was quite as preliminary as any objection to the jurisdiction of the court. The otliei was no real grievance.—The bench over-ruled the objection on the ground that the appellants had been misled.— Dr. Bankhurst next objected that the conviction did not show upon its face by whom the proceed- ings had been institu ted. He also objected because no proof had been put in of any obstruction except on one side.—Both objections were over- ruled by the bench.—The learned counsel for the appellants next objected that the locus in quo was not considered a street within the meaning of the Act.-This was also over-ruled.-Dr. Pankhurst next argued that the written consent of the Urban Sanitary Authority had been given t,) the erection of the buildings in their present position. The appellants insisted that they had submitted to the authority every respect, and it was monstrous to suppose, having complied with the submitted and approved plans, the Authority should have them brought up, and put to the gre t expense of pulling down the buildings.—At the conclusion of the legal argument, evidence for the appellants was called. —James Ebenezer Cooper, manager tor the appel- lants, said that he superintended the erection of the buildings in question, first and last. He used the plans produced in carrying out the work, and followed it to the letter. The basement was set up on the 25th September, aud from that time the work was steadily pursued. The excavations were complete and visible, and anybody nassin^ could see it. On the 27th September theitone founda- tions and basement were put first in. The founda- tions corresponded with the plans. The buildings arose above the ground in February He had had a conversation with Mr Davies, the'surveyor, about the buildings. Mr Davies suggested that the ex- cavations wore dangerous, and that people might cavations were dangerous, and that people might fall into them. Posts were therefoie put down to prevent any accident on such account. He recol- lected seeing Mr Williams, the cl airman, about the works, at the beginning of Xarch, and he further saw him on the 1st of April. The main walls, together with the roof, were up at the time. The whole of the front wall was up to the ground line. From the 25th September all the pegs were put in, and anybody passing could see to what extent the five buildings would project. On the 1st of April, Mr Williams sent for witness to the buildings, and said to him, several times, "Take those buildings down." Witness asked him to explain himself, and Mr Williams said that they were going out beyond the building line. Witness said that he was carrying the work out according to the plan passed by theUrban Sanitary Authority, to which Mr Williams replied thattliey were doing nothing of the sort, and that they would be served with a summons on the following day. Witness was strictly pursuing the plan thai time, and had not since deviated from it.—In cross-examination by Mr Segar, witness said he was not in a bad temper at the time of the interview with Mr Williams. Witness pointed out the line on the plan which represented Mr Edward Eoberts' house. -In answer to the question, Dcn't you know that any person going along that ,)ad could see for himself that the houses are not parallell with the curbstone, but are thrown btck?" witness replied, Nothing of the kind. They are per- fectly straight. The building line vas maintained all through these erections."—Mr George Felton, architect, Llandudno, said that lie had had about thirty years' practice, aud knew tin locus m quo. He had examined the buildings wiih reference to the building line. The plans were sufficient, and had been followed out, with the exception of an immaterial small matter in connection with the elevation. The most prominent projection on the fifth building was expressed on ihe plan by a dotted line, which was the line of tlu bay windows. The building line, he maintained, was the main frontage of the building, which carried the roof. That was what he had always iiterpreted the building line to be. A great partial of Llandudno had been built under his direction.—Mr Segar said that the question as to which was tie building line here was not the question which oiglit to be de- termined by the bench. It was scarcely necessary therefore for the witness to say vhich was the building line, as they. would thereby be asking him to decide the case.—The bench ruled that the witness could be asked, according tchis experience, which was the front wall of the row of houses in that street; and on the question being put the witness said "Thfmain wall that carries the roof." —Mr Segar wished to be understood that he objected to the question being pvt.—Mr Felton, continuing, said that as to the projections, they were what he termed "permitted excrescences." He saw nothing in those plans which exceeded what he might term "permitted excrescences." The plans bore the signature of the chairman of the Urban Sanitary Authority, and that was sufficient to approve them.—The Chairman, after the magistrates had consulted, stid it was the unanimous opinion of the magistrates that No. 10 of the bye-laws had not been complied with, and that the plans were not .sufficient.-Dr. Bankhurst observed that was not the question of the sufficiency of the plans. The plans had been approved, and they were thereby made sufficient.—Mr Segar said he did not see what remained to be tried.—Dr. Bankhurst said the question was of so grave a nature that the appellants must ask for a case, and must therefore put in evidence.—Mr T. E. Marks, C.E., and surveyor of fourteen years' experience, Llandudno, now engaged as engineer and clerk to the Llandudno Improvement Com- missioners, was called to give evidence on the question of consent. He said he had had con- siderable experience in preparing and inspecting Z, plans. He had seen the plans in question, and was of opinion that they sufficiently represented the buildings intended to be erected in pursuance of them.—Mr Segar objected to the witness ex- plaining the plans, as the plans sufficiently ex- pained themselves.—Mr Marksthen said he hadbcen to the place in question, and knew that the plans showed how far the bay window would go beyond Mr Edward Roberts' house. The plans were per- fectly clear, and the buildings had been carried out according to them. If these plans were sub- mitted to him, lie should say that they complied with the Llandudno by-laws.—Mr Thomas Booth Farrington, surveyor and agent, was next called. Beforc his evidence was proceeded with, the witness Cooper was re-called, and questioned as to the exact date when the foundations and base- ments were laid. He said it was a few days after the 25th Sept.say the 30th Sept.,—but he could not be quite certain.—DrParkhurst: The informa- tion was not laid until the 17th April—more than six months—when the matter of complaint arose. —Mr Segar contended that because the excavations had been commenced more than six months before the complaint was laid, the case did not break down, because so long as the buildings were being proceeded with, and had not been completed, the offence was daily being committed.—Mr Williams, the chairman of the Conway Board of Guardians, objected to the buildings as soon as the stones began to rise from the ground.—Mr Powell asked if there was any possibility of arranging the case ? After a discussion between the learned counsel, it was decided to refer the matter to an architect to be agreed upon between the parties, and in the event of the parties failing to agree as to the selection, that the appointment should be left in the hands of the Chairman. The business of the court concluded shortly after 7 o'clock.
MEETING OF THE NORTH WALES MEDICAL ASSOCIA- TION AT LLANDUDNO. The twenty-ninth annual meeting of the North Wales Branch of the British Medical Association, was held at the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, on Tuesday afternoon last, the following members being present:—Dr. William Jones, L.R.C.P., Ruabon, the president elect; Drs. Eyton Jones, Wrexham; R. W. J. Evans, do.; Arthur Pritchard, Conway; E. J. Lloyd, Bangor; H. Rees, Carnar- von; Jones Morris, Portmadoe; R. Roberts, do.; S. Griffith, do.; A. E. Tumour, Denbigh; W. Williams, of the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum, do.; J. Lloyd Roberts, do.; T. Jones, Llanrwst; Davies Hughes, Menai Bridge; T. Davies, Colwyn Bay William Williams, Rodney- street, Liverpool; Dr. Llewelyn Lodge, St. Asaph; J. R. tlughes, do.; R. Griffiths, Abergele; and J. Roberts, Chester. W. Evans Jones, of Ruabon, was also present. The President-elect (Dr. Wm. Jones) said:—My first duty on taking the chair is to acknowledge the honour you have done me in selecting me ts your president. I regard yeur kindness the more highly as I succeed a gentleman so respected and honoured as my friend Dr. Roberts, of Portmadoe. It is eleven years since we last met at this fashion- able watering-place, under the presidency of Dr. Eyton Jones, Wrexham. In a society like ours, consisting of so many members, it seldom happens that our meetings can be altogether uuchequered and without alloy. Since our last meeting Lt Llandudno, many of our members have been taken from us, viz., Drs. Maugham, Carnarvon; — Thomas, of Menai Bridge Turner Jones, Den- bigh; Benjamin Jones, Llangefni; and Dr. Grif- fiths, of Wrexham, our twice-elect president, who died full of years and full of honour, and who was scarcely ever absent from our meetings, and who always felt a lively interest in all professional matters. The main objects for which we are associated are the advancement of medical science, the promotion of harmony and good feeling among our members, the collection of facts which may serve to render medical science more signally beneficial to mankind, and the maintenance of the honour and respectability of the profession. These objects are intimately connected, for unless science be diligently and effectively cultivated the honour and respectability of the profession would rest on a very slight foundation, and no advance in science could vindicate its claim to the high estimation in which it has through ages been held, and which I trust it will ever, with sensitive jealousy, preserve. There is one subject which I think ought to be well considered at this meeting, viz., the "un- qualified assistant," to use Sir Dominc Corrigan's (of Dublin) words at a general council of medical education and registration of the United Kingdom on the 28th June last, when he stated one could not take up a number of the Lancet without read- ing numerous applications from unqualified assis- tants. When all assistant advertised he did not think it necessary to sav that he was acquainted with the profession, but that he could ride and drive well (laughter). Surely something should be done to remedy such a state of things. It was not to be wondered at that the medical council had refrained from reporting the examinations of different medical colleges as insufficient when they over-looked such gross abuses as those which had existed for the last twenty years (cheers). As it is generally a custom to say a few words about the place of meeting, I think I can say that few places can boast of a sea front on a finer promenade, and one of the most beautiful marine drives in the kingdom, embossomed as it is by mountains (cheers), by its two promontories, and being half surrounded by water, I may say almost an island, and the Great Orine's Head protecting the town from the north wind, and the porous nature of the soil, in keeping it clean from frogs, and with its various temperature, it was a very nice place for the valetudinarian (applause). Iniisingtopass a vote of thanks to the presi- dent for his address, Dr Griffith, Portmadoc, ob- served that Dr Jones was a most suitable person for the post, and he knew him to be a jolly and a witty fellow. Dr Lodge seconded the proposition, which was carried nem con. The retiring secretary then read the reportof the eouncil, which was as follows :—A meeting of the council was held ar Rhyl on June 12th, when the following suggestions were made :-That Dr Lloyd Roberts, Denbigh, should be lion, secretary, that Dr Williams, of the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum, be appointed hon. treasurer; that the intermediate meetings be held at Llangollen in February 1879, that the annual meeting should be held at Carnarvon in July, and that Dr H. Rees should be president. The report stated that the number of the members of the branch were 88 that the average attendance is only 25, and at the intermediate, 15. The year had been signalled by an attempt made by the Duke of Richmond to introduce a medical act amendment bill, with which he endeavoured to improve the penal sec- tion of the old act, yet still makes it easy for de- signing quacks to evade the spirit if not the letter of the law. It does not satisfy the just and legi- timate demands of the profession, either in giving thgeneral practitioners direct representation in the British Medical Council, or informity of edu- cation owing to the opposition of the Scotch schools and universities, though it was understood when the Medical Act passed in 1855 that direct representation would take place when the register of the profession was complete. We feel that the present composition of the council is objectionable, as it comprised an overwhelming proportion of the corporation representatives who spend their time in looking after corporation interests. The regis- tration of foreign and colonial degrees will do much to allay the feeling of discontent among colonial practioners. The registration of dentists and midwives make a new era in the recognition of brother and sister help to the profession. While hoping that the designation dentist practitioners will satisfy an useful and able body of men, we trust that the diploma to practice by nurses may not tempt them to invade the higher branch of of legistered practitioners. We think the dual examination in medicine and surgery a step in the right direction, but believe that an examination in obstetric also should be required before any medical man should be io place his name on the register. If females are allowed to enter the profession, we think it very desirable that their educational examination should be conducted se- parably from that of males, and if successful, they should Lie placed on a separate department of the register. The introduction of females to the British Medical Association may be said to -be vir- tually settled, a majority of over 2000 votes having decided the question in the negative. An inspector had stated that there had not been the slightest ground for believing there are any abuses in vivo- section, and that during 1877, twenty additional licenses had been granted. The council offered its sympathy to those army medieal officers who had been cut off from all exchanges, have had their sick leave of absence curtailed, aud in many in- stances harshly and abruptly removed from their regiments without compensation, and otherwise wrongfully dealt with. Should they not urge on the legislature an amendment of these conditions so that instead of the war office complaining of the death of candidates for appointments in the army, Her Majesty may obtain from her small but in- vincible army the services of the most able and talented surgeons. It is a matter for congratula- tion that'the first medals instituted for distin- guished merit by the British Medical -Association were granted to our countrymen for their services in the Pontypridd accident, and those who heard the able and eloquent address of our countryman, Dr William Roberts, willnot think the encomium passed on it bv Sir William Turner, at all too flat- tering viz., that it was one of the most able and interesting addresses he had ever listened to, and marked a new era in our ideas and acceptance of the contagionovium. At the conclusion, the report referred to the loss the association had sustained by th* death of several professional gentlemen. Dr H. Rees, of Carnarvon, was elected president for the next year's meeting, which will be held at Carnarvon. In acknowledging the honour bes- towed upon him, Dr Rees remarked that though he would be labouring under some disadvantage, he hoped their meeting there would be or such a brilliant and distinguished character, as the pres- ent one. The retiring secretary s-iid:—Invacatingthe chair in favour of my more worthy successor, Dr Jones, I think we can look back with some satisfaction, at the progress made by our branch during the past year. It is time that without either legisla- tive powers or authority of Parliament, such an association as ours cannot point to direct results. But ir/ influencing legislation affecting the med- ical profession, as in the case of the Medical Act Amendment bill, introduced in the House of Commons this Session, and in bringing about by meetings and discussions, a better understanding between our professional brethren, on important subjects relating to the profession, we are doing good and useful work. It is, moreover, of great service to us to make each other better acquaint- ances, and to carry back to our respective homes pleasant personal recollections, which must im- prove our esprit de corps. I myself, acknowledge very respectfully the good I have derived from these friendly personal communications with my professional brethren, and I have further to ex- press my hearly thanks for the kindness and for- bearance shown to me by you all, whilst I had the honour of presiding over this branch. Dr Lodge, Dr Roberts, Portmadoe; Dr W. Wil- liams, Rodney-street, Liverpool; and Dr T. Eyton Jones, Wrexham, were elected representatives to the General Council of the British Medical Asso- ciation. I Dr Davies-Hughes, Menai Bridge, was elected the representative of the Parliamentary Committee of the British Medical Association. The place fixed upon for holding the next inter- mediate meeting was Llangollen. o It was resolved, on the motion of Dr H. Rees, seconded by Dr Roberts, Chester, that the Council should meet at any time they thought advisable. NEW MEMBERS. The following gentlemen were enrolled as new members :—Dr Rd. Williams, St George's-square, Liverpool; Dr D. Hughes, Llangollen; Dr Price Jones, do.; and Dr G. J. Roberts, Festiniog. I'AI'ERS READ. Dr Williams, of Liverpool, read a paper on "Epileptoid Convulsions, with hemiplegid;" Dr Roberts, Chester, on Pathological appearance of the bowels after death," showing the necessity of post mortem examination on, all similar cases. Dr Jones Morris on "Recurrent haematinura;" and Dr Jones, Llanrwst, on "Compound fracture of the tibia or fracture of the ancle." On the motion of Dr Jones Morris, Dr Williams, of Denbigh, was appointed treasurer of the asso- ciation by eleven votes to five for Dr Lodge. On the motion of Dr Tumour, seconded by Dr Lloyd, Bangor, a hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded the president, after which the members visited the establishment of Mr Ford Smith, to be photographed. THE DINNER. On their return a splendid dinner awaited them, which had been catered in a most creditable style by Mr Chantrey, at his elegant dining room. The guests were:—Revs W. Lloyd Nicol, senior curate, Rhyl; W. Rees, Conway; Messrs H. F. Pritchard, banker, Denbigh; R. S. Dew, solicitor, Llan- dudno; George Felton, do. and Mr J. F. Edis- bury, secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society. After partaking of the sumptuous things pro- vided for the occasion, the President rose to pro- pose "The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family," which was responded to with musical honours. Dr Griffith, Portmadoe, proposed The Bishop and Clergy," and the Rev W. Rees, in responding, observed that he had great pleasure in standing .1, r t, up for the Bishop, who was one of those men who had done a great deal of good. He then thanked them very much for the toast. The next toast was proposed by Dr Davies- Huglies, Menai Bridge, viz., "The Army and Navy?" He remarked that we had a good army, and reserve forces, and no doubt at the present time they were important subjects, in which the English nation could boast of its triumph (hear, hear). The speaker then observed that the present government, '0 not only had obtained peace, but had, at the same time, without losing the dignity, obtained the Government of a most important region (ap- plause). He begged to couple with the present toast the name of Dr Eyton Jones.—Dr Jones, res- j ponding, said that the reserve forces were now one of the most important features in the grandeur of Great Britain, and as long as the nation would support the army and navy, England could pro- gress further in liberty, she could say to other nations, "You can go so far, but no further" (hear hear). Dr Jones Morris said he had great pleasure in proposing the toast of the evening, viz their res- pected "President," who, as had been already stated, was a jolly doctor. He hoped that the new members would carry home with them the remin- i-icences of their meeting that day. The toast was drank with enthusiastic cheers. The President observed that he would do his best in making the association beneficial to the medical profession, and he thanked them very much for the kind and hearty reception they had given him. Dr Roberts, Portmadoe, proposed the "British Medical Association," and coupled with it the name of Dr Eyton Jones, their late worthy sec- retary. In responding, Dr Eyton Jones said he felt extremely grateful to them for their kind and llattering terms in coupling his name with the British Medical Association, which was one of the best associations the world had ever seen, and the world was beginning to recognise its being. They were endeavouring to promote scientific ob- jects, and for which purpose £ 100 had been funded. Dr Jones eloquently dealt upon the merits and the great object of the association, which was for the benefit and improvement of mankind. Br Roberts, of Chester,regretted to perceive that there were no local medical gentlemen present. However, he hoped those gentlemen were not too clever to join the association, and they would cast aside their selfish motives and join their fellow- professionals. Dr Lloyd Roberts thanked them for the way in which they had coupled his name with the British Association. j, Dr Williams, Liverpool, begged to compliment the members upon their selection of the pre.-identthi: for next year, viz., Dr H. Rees. Dr Rees responded, and said that though. hoL^ would be labouring under some disadvantage, at -j Carnarvon, yet he would do his best to augment the association, aud he would give them a hearty welcome. Dr Davies, Colwyn Bay, proposed the Q Strangers," coupling with it the name of Mr George Felton, which was properly responded to by that gentleman. J The happy company then dispersed, having en- j, joyed themselves exceedingly well. fT1
CYNWYD. t-jv THE COCOA ROOMS.—These rooms are still very successful in this village, as well as in the neigh- bouring town of Corwen. We understand that a T1 second house has been opened at the latter place, B carrie 1 on, however, not by any company, but as a private speculation We would wish to see one opened ill every town and hamlet. 1
GWYDDELWERN, near CORWEN. c SCHOOL BOARD.—A board was to have been held i on Friday last, but the members were not sufficient to form a quorum. CHAPISL REGISTERED.-The Wesleyan chapel has just been registered for the solemnization of mar- riages. The first marriage took place within it on Thursday week; when the Rev Hugh Owen, of Llandudno, was joined in "holy maerimony" to Miss Jones, daughter of the late Mr J.. Jones, of Tyddyn Angharad, Corwell. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J. Pierce, assisted by Revs J. Evans (Iota Eta), and R. Jones, of Denbigh. The best man was Mr J. Edward Jones, of Conway, and the first bridesmaid Miss Dora Jones. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Rev J. Pierce said he had a very pleasant duty to perform, viz., the presentation of a Bible and a Hymn Book to the young couple. The presentation was made on behalf of the Corwen Wesleyan Sunday School and j choir. The Rev Mr Owen and Mrs Owen left for Paris to spend their honeymoon.
PWLLHELI. COUNTY" COURT, JULY 9.—Before Mr Homer. sham Cox, j udge. • William Williams v. Evan Hugh Owen, and Wil- liam Hugh Owen, of Carnarvon.—Mr Cledwyn Owen appeared for plaintiff, and Mr J. W. Hughes, of Bangor, for defendant Evan Hugh Owen, and Mr J. Armor Hughes, of Carnarvon, for the defendant- William Hugh Owen. The action was brought to recover JE18, being half year's wages stated to be due to the plaintiffs. The plaintiff's case was that he had been hired by Robert Owen, son of Griffith Owen, who had for several years been tenant of Neuoedd Farm, near Pwllheli, to serve defendants as labourer in husbandry from November, 1877, to May last, for the £18, and Robert Owen was called to prove that he had been instructed by defendant Evan Hugh Owen to hire servants on the farm, and that lie had hired the plaintiff for the above season, and it was attempted to be made out that the defendants were the tenants of Neuoedd Farm up to November of last year, and had their cattle and stock on the farm up to the 2nd of May last, when they sold same by auction. It appeared that in 1876, Griffith Owen, the tenant, presented a peti- tion under the Bankruptcy Act, and creditors passed resolutions to liquidate by arrangement and appointed defendant Evan Hugh Owen trustee, who then sold all the debtor's estate and goodwill of the farm for the benefit of the creditors, and it was contended by the plaintiff that the defendants then bought the estate and were since then t re tenants of the farm, and Robert Owen swore he- was only manager of the farm for the defendants for 18 months, although during that time he ad- mitted he had never been paid anything for being such manager. On behalf of the defendants it was contended that they were never tenants of the farm, and that Griffith Owen continued tenant all the time, that he and his family lived there all the time, and that it was arranged that for a considera- tion and to keep Griffith Owen on the farm, that Mr Evan Henry Owen, of Pwllheli, should buy at the trustee's auction and that Griffith Owen should recoup him all monies paid by him, and that now Evan Henry Owen was between £400 and £ 500 out of pocket in connection with the transaction. The case lasted a long time, and at the close of the plaintiff's case, Mr John Armor Hughes submitted there was no case against defendant William Hugh Owen. The judge ruled there was no case against him and struck his name out, and said, the ques- tion resolved itself into one of agency to hire on behalf of defendant Evan Hugh Owen. Mr John William Hughes addressed the court for his client, whom he called, and who proved that he never gave Robert Owen authority to hire any servants on the farm. The judge in delivering judgment strongly condemned the evidence of Robert Owen and gave judgment for the other defendant with costs.
PORTMADOC. COUNTY COURT, MoxnAY, JULY 8TII.—Before Mr Hom.ersham Cox, judze. Benjamin Owen v. Humphrey Jones.—This was an adjourned case. Mr Randall Casson appeared for the defendant. The plaintiff appeared personally. The claim was for tl 1 Is 8d, being balance of account for goods sold and delivered.-His Honour gave a verdict for the defendant. fyon Fisher v. R. Stoddard, Junr.—The plaintiff's agent sold the defendant a gold chain in October, 1876, the price of it being .£7, to be paid by monthly instalments of 10s. The defendant had paid .£11 8s, so that there was a balance due of £ 2 12s. Subsequently, the defendant bought a watch, and paid 10s down. The watch was returned and the claim forfeited. The plaintiff promised the defendant a gold keeper, to be included in tli,j £7, and if the keeper was not given as promised, the- defendaut was not to pay the last instalment of 10s. Robert Stoddard said: I bought a chain from the plaintiff for £ 7. As part of the bargain T wns to receive a gold keeper worth 25s. I also bought a watch from the plaintiff, and paid him 10s'. I afterwards returned the watch, and the 10* was to be taken as part- payment for the chain. He took a ring worth 9s with him. William and David Morris, and my father and mother, were present when I made the bargain.—A verdict was given for the plaintiff for £ 2 12s, less 25s, the value of the keeper which had been promised the defen- dant. The Turkestan.Tohn H Williams and Sons J" Lewis Owen. Mr Owen Williams, partner in the firm of J. H. Williams and Sons, said that the de- fendant "and another man were left on board the Turkestan (which had grounded near Harlech) to take charge of the vessel. The defendant had a small boat to visit the ship, which was lost. Owen Williams, who was witu the defendant, paid £1 as his share, to make good the loss. On Easter Mon- day the defendant told him that he had delivered the ship to Edward Oliver. He had done so with- out the authority of witness' firm. Mr Robert Williams, another partner, went to regain posses- sion. An arrangement had been entered into. by which Mr Oliver was to take over the ship upon poyment of a certain sum, which he did not pay. < The defendant had been hired by Mr Oliver, and when the plaintiff went to regain possession, the defendant refused. The plaintiff stated that his firm had spent about tl, in regaining possession of the vessel, and he now asked that the defendant be called upon to repay at least one-half that amount.- -His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff for £ 1, each party to pay their own costs. Money Lent.—Janet Owen v. Howell Parry. This was a claim for Y.2 10s, being money lent to the defendant.—Judgment was given for the plain- tiff.
The conference in connection with the General Association of Church School Teachers and Managers was resumed at Oxford, on Saturday when the chief subject discussed was the working of the Education Act of 1876.