CARNARVONSHIRE ASSfZES. These assizes were concluded on Saturday before Lord Bramwell. who was occupied li iltil a late hour in hearing a special jury cause commellce-l on Thursday, in which the Carnarvonshire Slate Company were sued by lr Nannev ior damicr •; for an alleged trespass on his farm of Doib.:L> Nautlle, the removal of slate rock belonging to him, the diversion of a stream, and the auce of a road Mr M'lntyre. and Swetenham (instructed bv Messrs Jones aua .buies, Portmadoc) were for the plaintiff, and Mr M. Lloyd, Q.C., and Mr Coxon (instructed b v Messrs Miller and Miller, London) for the company. The evidence was very voluminous, plaintiff s ■witnesses including Messrs R. J. Davids, C.E.; R. Liclx-,l Jones, borough surveyor of Carnarvon; R. Potter, a former manager of the company W. B. C. Jones, plaintiff's land agent; W. Griffith, the lessor's solicitor, J. Evans, manager of Lord Penrhvn's slate quarries; and J. Silvester Hughes, C.E., Portmadoc; whilst the chief Witnesses for the defendant were Messrs J. Bowen, agent of crown laads; R. Algeo, county surveyor for Anglesey; G. Jones, an Aberystwyth architect; P. F. Cooper, chairman of the company; Morgan Richards, W. Robinson. 0. T. Owen, R. Davies, and other quarry proprietors and agents in the Nantile Yale. On the question of the road, a judgment without a verdict was directed to be entered, the judge leaving the jury to determine whether the defendants had entered and worked the plaintiff's land, and whether they had diverted the stream. The jury delivered their verdict at half-past nine at night, and assessed the slate taken from the plaintiff's land at £ 316 8s., the amount claimed by him about £ 1600. They found that the stream had been diverted without leave and license, and on this point a verdict was entered for the plaintiff for 40s. His Lordship reserved the question of costs, re- ntal kin 2 that he did not think the plaintiff should get all the costs, and, on the application of Mr M'lntyre, continued the injunction restraining the company from working on the plaintiff's land. The claim for land used for tipping was with- drawn from the jury by direction of the judge, who certified for a special jury; and, in reply to his lordship, who strongly urged that the boundary question should be settled, the jury stated that they were unanimous in fixing the boundaries marked on the plans produced by the plaintiff's surveyor.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT MONMOUTHSHIRE. A FAMILY MURDERED. A tragedy of a nature unparalleled in Wales, was perpetrated early on Wednesday morn- ing, between Newport, Mon., and Usk. A house at Llangibby, occupied by a farm labourer named William Watkins and family, was set on fire, and children burned in their beds. The husband and wife were found murdered near the garden gate. The man's throat was cut, his boots were off, and flowers strewn over his face. The woman, bearing stabs in the breast, was found quite dead. The murderers are supposed to be tramps. The Police are searching for clue. A message from Cardiff on Wednesday night says :—" Great excitement prevails in Newport and the locality owing to a terrible tragedy which was discovered this morning, revealing the fact that five persons had been murdered, and their house set fire to. The facts are these. There is a roadside cottage at Llangibby, some three miles distant from Usk. This cottage was occupied by a labouring man, named William Watkins, his wife, and three children. Wat- kins was seen by Mr James Phillips, of Tre- steven, about nine o'clock on Tuesday evening, on his way home from his work. At an early hour this morning his dead body was found outside his cottage door. The throat of the unfortunate man had been cut, and strange to say there was a handful of flowers scattered across his face. The dead body of his wife was also discovered with her throat severed. A stab had also been inflicted on the shoulder of the woman, who appeared to have fallen near a small gate that opened on tc the road. There were spots of blood on the gate, and evi- dent indications of a struggle having taken place. On closer examination, it was dis- covered that one of the woman's fingers had been severely cut. An inspection of the house revealed the fact that a fire had been lighted on the floor of the house, and in the bedroom above were found three children dead in their beds, with their throats cut and their bodies badly burned. On a table downstairs were the remains of a supper. Both husband and wife were dlessed, though the former was without his boots, for which search-has been made in vain. It was clear that the house had been deliberately fired with broken sticks obtained for the purpose. No clue as to the perpetra- tors of this horrible tragedy had been dis- covered up to the time of writing. Another account says:—A man named Wat- kins and his wife, and their two little girls, have been murdered at Llangibby, about eight miles from Newport. They lived in a quiet cot- tage on the border of the village, and were always regarded as respectable people. They were found with wounds in the breast, as if from stabs, and all appear to have beeniinflieted with the same instrument. At first it was thought that the father, whose body was found in the garden, had committed the crime, and had afterwards killed himself, but that is now believed Rot to have been the case, as the wounds are peculiar in character, and the house appears to have been ransacked from top to bottom. The intensest excitement exists in the neighbourhood, and the police are making every effort to solve the mystery. The bed on which the children were sleeping had been set on fire, and their bodies were partially consumed.
THE FORCE OF EXIIIPLE. In speaking of the proceedings of the Congress of Provident Institutions, held last week m Paris, the Petit Journal of 9th July, 1878, reports as follows:—We have seen the prominent part assigned to the establishment of school savmgs banks in the work of the Congress of Provident Institutions. Illustrious economists and grave Statesmen have spoken the language of reason. Then a young girl, a simple teacher, in the midst of so many eminent persons, spoke in her turn the language of the heart. We cannot resist the in- clination to reproduce in their unaffected simplicity the words of Miss Carina Schrotter, school mistress, at Temeswar (Hungary) "Thrift is a virtue, and as such cannot be had to order. A child must be accustomed to it from infancy, and they are mistaken who say that its inculcation unduly robs the child of illusions and deprives it of imagina- tion. I would not speak thus if we could always live without any knowledge of thrift; but, as that is impossible, I prefer to wake the child from its dream with a gentle hand and kind voice, so that life does not wake it later on with a hand which is very rough for those who have never lived but in illusion A short time after the establishment of savings banks in our schools I remarked that one of the poorest children brought twenty centimes (twopence) each day to the bank. I was the more astoAished. as the mother had some weeks pre- viously asked me for a pair of shoes ill order that the child might come to the school. I had refused, pointing out that the father gamed his i>. nigra a mill She admitted that it was true, but that her husband took all his money to the public- w_ house, and that she herself had difficulty in living on some pence she earned by washing. You will now understand my surprise at the thrift of the child. 1 asked the little one where she got so much money. She said her father gave it her. Not knowing what to think, i sent or the mother. Il" cams and told me with tears in her eyes hat 11 husband, one day when lie happened to be in e i l humour, had given the child a halfpenny 1',n" an apple. No, no,' said the child, will put it into the savings bank.' "Vhat nonsense is Pap:i. it is no nonsense,' and a;, well as she could she explained to her father the institution of school savings banks. The idea did not displease the workman, and he said to the little one, Come in the evening to the mill at pay time and I will give you twopence.' You may be sure,' continued the woman, 'that I took care to send the child to him each evening, and she always got her twenty centimes (2d). After a bit, having his little girl with him, he took to bringing her home, and now he often forgets to go out again, and hands me the money he has earned. Sometimes he remarks that the food is better at home than at the public house; and do I not try and make the supper good ? and does not my child pet him -o well that he is becoming decidedly pleased with home. Only yesterday he said to "me, I Wo also must really try and save something, for it is a shame that our little daughter should deny herself an apple, and I deiit myself nothing.' You see, gentlemen, by this simple story that a child may give a lessen to its father without wounding propriety."
On Friday evening last a young woman, named Sarah Evans, a servant in the employ of Mr Shaw, farmer, Isycoed, near Wrexham, was seen to throw herself into the river Dee, at a point just below Mr Shaw's house. Fortunately, a man named Lea and his wife, who were passing along the road at the time, saw the girl's deliberate act, and the man at once gallantly plunged into the stream and endeavoured to effecVthe girl's rescue. Instead of accomplishing his humane object, he became himself too exhausted to render any < ffectual but lir-j Lea, on seeing the imminent danger of her husband, bravely dashed in after the luckless pair, and succeeded in ultimately saving both. DEAX STANLEY ON THE REVIVAL OF GOTHIC ARCHI- TECTURE.—But it is not enough that' a great gift should be resuscitated or a great style imitated. We must ask wherein its greatness consisted, and in what relation it stood to the other gifts of the Creator. There are many characteristics of the medieval architecture, as of the medieval mind, which have totally perished, or which ouglit^never to be revived, which represent ideas that for our time have lost all significance, and purposes which are doomed to extinction. The middle ages have left on the intellect of Europe few, very few, enduring: traces. Their chronicles are but the quarries of later historians their schoolmen are but the extinct species of a dead theology. Two great poems and one book of devotion are all that that long period has bequeathed to the universal literature of mankind. But their architecture still remains Of epial date With Andes and with Ararat, and the reason of this continuance or revival is ths, that in its essential features it represented those aspirations of religion which are eternal. As in medieval Christianity there were elements which belonged to the undeveloped Protestantism of the Western churches, so also in medieval architecture there are elements which belong to the churches of the Reformation as well as to the churches of the Papal system. Its massive solidity, its aspiring height, its infinite space—these belong not to the tawdry, trivial, minute, material side of religion, but to its sobriety, its grandeur, its breadth, its sublimity. And therefore it was that when this revival of Gothic architecture took place, it was amongst the Protestant churches of England, rather than in the Catholic churches of the Conti- nent, that its first growth struck root. The re- ligious power of our great cathedrals has, as has been well remarked, not lost but gained in propor- tion as our worship has become more solemn, more simple, more reverential, more comprehensive. There is a cloud of superstition doubtless which, with tlifc latter half of the nineteenth century, has settled down over a large part of the ecclesiastical world but the last places which it will reach will be the magnificent architectural monuments which defy the introduction of trivial and mean decora- tions, or, if introduced, condemn them for their evident incongruity with other portions of the buildings. The great antiquaries, the great archi- tects of this century, are but too well acquainted with the differences between the loftier and the baser aspects, between the golden and the copper sides of their noble art, to allow it to become the handmaid of a sect or party, or the instrument of a senseless proselytism. -Good Words. A PHRENOLOGIST'S ESTIMATE OF PUBLIC MEN.— Last night I was at Brougham's dinner, and it was an awful failure. Cockburn's opening speech was sensible, but he preached it. (His 14, Veneration, is large, and he never can be grave without preach- ing.) He touched on the Queen's trial. Brougham began his reply like a maniac. He at once took up°the Queen's trial and gave himself up to the unbridled fury of 5 (Combativeness) and 6 (Destruc- tiveness). "It was no trial; it was a solemn com- bination of oppressors for the destruction of a vic- tim &c., as you will sec in the newspapers. His eyes glared and his voice roared and grated. His countenance was dark and dreadful, as if the great fiend had animated it; and he rolled on period after period in this overwhelming condition, while the 800 auditors sat in mute and breathlesi astonishment. This storm over, he then said that a great meeting like this should not be spent in uttering compliment and commonplace, but in declaring great principles and in infusing valuable ideas; and he went over free trade,, the Holy Allies', the High School of Edinburgh, and all in a very manly and admirable style. His eloquence is perfectly in unison with his head and his secret is just to let himself out, fearlessly and fully. His 18 (Firmness) and 10 (Self-esteem) are large, and his rank and parliamentary privilege put him above fear and on the Allies he let out 5 (Com- bativeness) and G (Destruetivcness) in a torrent of unmitigated invective, accompanied by the tre- mendous voice, fierce gesticulation, and looks which characterise these faculties. When he spoke of schools and teaching he allowed benevo- lence to play in equally unrestrained fervour; his tones became soft and his features bright and be- nignant. There was no ideality in his eloquence, and very little of comparison but propensity and sentiment, vehement, powerful, and overwhelming, with a strong substratum of definite ideas in fact and principle, supplied by 19 (Individuality) and 31 (Causality). His head is decidedly aoove an average in size, and very high. The speeches of our home-bred orators, with the exception of Cockburn, were miserably bad.Life of George Combe. The Mark-lane Express says—"The weather during the past week has been seasonable, and growing crops have made satisfactory progress. The blooming time having passed under favourable conditions, wheat now looks strong and healthy. The plant having much recovered the heavy rain- fall in June, a fair average yield may be expected. The heavy swathe of grass has been well turned into hay, while clover and other fodder crops have been secured in a satisfactory condition. In Scot- land the weather has been seasonable, and the cereal crops have been maturing satisfactory. Barley, although variable in appearance, does not seem to have sustained so much injury as in England, but oats have been sadly thinned by the depredations of grub. Similar advices have been received from Ireland, but disease has broken out in the potatoes, and should the weather prove wet the main bulk of the tubers will be irretrievably ruined. After a long period ef depression, signs of improvement haw; manifested themselves in the wheat trade, and although the continuance of heavy arrivals into London and Liverpool have prevented prices advancing, a healthy tone and great steadi- ness have been maintained by the freedom with which millers have operated. The stocks of maize have been increased.
The death is announced of Mr R G. Jebb, chair- man of the Ellesmere Board of Guardians. LOCAL SHOTS AT WIMBLEDON.—We notice with pleasure that the Flintshire and Denbighshire Liifle Volunteers have been well represented at the Wimbledon competitions. Capt. Thos. Bury, and Lieut. John Oswell Bury, of Wrexlram, have dis- tinguished themselves in several contests. THE NATIONAL EISTEMDI-'OD AT BIRKENHEAD.— The Birkenhead Royal National Eisteddfod ill be held on the 17th. 18th, 19th, and 20th September in the piesent year. The site has been most appro- priately chosen. The committee originally had under their consideration a piece of land near the park entrance, but in order to shorten the distance between the ferry and the festival ground they finally selected for the latter a large vacant space between Chester street and Church street, at pres- ent occupied by Mr Heathcoek. There will be three entrances to the ground from each side of the streets named. The pavilion will be a fine, well- lighted wooden erection, 210 feet long by 130 feet wide, and will furnish accommodation for about 10,000 persons, at least 7500 of whom will be pro- vided with seats. A fine orchestra, in the Church street end of the pavilion, will afford room for about 300 persons. The roof of the orchestra will be concave in shape, with a view to the concentra- tion of the sounds upon the auditory. On each side will be found cloak, retiring, and other rooms, as well as various offices. The roof of the pavilion will be in two portions; and will be supported by eight pillars at intervals of 15 feet.
BANGOR. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting of the guardians was held on Wednesday, when there were present—Mr Griffith Davies (in the chair), Mr T. Jones (vice-chairman), Mr Pennant Lloyd, Colonel West, Rev. H. D. Owen, Messrs. R. Hughes, W. Jones, R. Roberts (Bangor), G. James, J. Parry, J. Taylor, Richard Evans, W. Edwards, Richard Roberts, and W. Roberts. The Clerk (Mr J. Thomas) reported that the whole of the arrears due from the parishes had been paid, and there was now a balance of zCl836 15s lOd. During the fortnight £18 4s 6d had been expended in respect of non-resident poor. From the books of the goverriior (Mr Owen) it appeared that the inmates in the workhouse were 92, against 80 for the corresponding week last year, and that 33 vagrants had been admitted. There had been one death. Acting upon the recommendation of the last meeting, he had visited the Wrexham work- house, and he recommended the erection of six cells for stone-breaking on the same principle for labour test in the case of vagrants. The considera- tion of this recommendation was deferred, the tramps having numerically fallen off considerably lately.
BEAUMARIS. REPRESENTATION 01' THE COUNTY.—A special meeting of the Anglesey Conservative Association was held here on Wednesday afternoon, at the Williams Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Beaumaris, to decide upon the action to be taken by the party in view of a general election. Captain Pritchard- Rayner (Plas Llanddyfnan) presided, and there were also present Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bart., Col. Hampton Lewis, Mr Richard Roberts (Plas Llechylched), Mr J. Bodychan Sparrow, the Rev. Peter Jones, Mr George Hughes (secretary of the association), and others. The proposal was brought forward in favour of the candidature of Sir R. Bulkeley, who unsuccessfully contested the county at the last general election, and who, from his popularity with all classes of the constituency, has long been regarded as likely to be again brought forward in opposition to Mr Richard Davies. Sir Richard, however, declined to contest the repre- sentation, on the ground of indifferent health, and it was decided to request Captain Pritchard Rayner to come forward. He declined to give a decided answer, and the meeting was adjourned to August 8th, at Llangefni, to learn his decision. Captain Pritchard-Rayner issued an address at the last election, but withdrew after a few hours' candida- ture. Nothing was said about the boroughs, for which Colonel Hampton Lewis, of Henllys, who was beaten in 1873, is spoken of as a probable can- didate in opposition to Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q.C. Oil Saturday, before Colonel Hampton Lewis and Dr Brisco Owen, police-sergeant Owen Hughes, stationed at Beaumaris, was committed to the assizes on a charge of perjury. The charge arose out of the committal of a young man named Stanley, for an alleged assault upon the defend- ant. Stanley was committed for six months hard labour, a sentence which excited considerable feel- ing against the bench, and resulted in the present proceedings. The case was originally heard three weeks previously when the magistrates, after hear- about 16 witnesses, signified their intention of sending the defendant for trial, and remanded him on bail for a week for the completion of the depositions. At the adjourned hearing it was found that the information had been mislaid or lost, and objection being taken by the defence, the summons was dismissed, and a fresh information sworn. After a sitting extending over five hours, the bench again arrived at the same decision. Mr S. R. Dew prosecuted, and Mr J. Hughes de- fended.
CORWEN. THE WESLICYAN CHAPEL.—The memorial stones of this new chapel are to be laid towards the middle of August, when the Rev. H. Hughes is expected to preach on the occasion. SAINTS OR SINNERS.—This week two youngmen, who, one would guess by their twang and dis- course, and peripatetics from over the ocean, have been holding forth in our streets on the superiority of the Mormon faith, and the excellent character of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young as prophets. With persuasive language and fluent speech they entreated the hearers to cast aside all preconceived ideas and join the noble army to the Paradise of Utah. But they had to go away without winning any favour or attracting any convert. We trust that the Welsh people are wiser than to run after this wicked system.
LLANGOLLEN. LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening, the Rev H. Jones, D.D., delivered a capital lecture on his Trip to Italy." Dr Ellis ably discharged the duties of chairman. THE BAPTIST COLLEGE.—Several of the students in this college have received invitations from the churches named-Mr T. Frimeton, from Llan- gefni, Anglesey; Mr A. Morgan, from Festiniog; Mr J. John, from Treuddyn and Leeswood; and Mr B. Humphreys, from the Welsh Church in Manchester.
LLANFAIRFECHAN. ACCIDENT AT THE RAILWAY STATION.—William Thomas, a night signalman employed at Llanfair- fechan railway station, is lying at Bangor Infirmary suffering from a compound fracture of the right leg and serious injuries to the other leg, the result of being run over by a train. He was placing fog signals for the mail train, and was knocked down by the Springs branch goods, several waggons passing over his legs. It was at first feared that amputation ef both legs would be necessary, but this has so far been avoided and, under the care of Dr Hughes and Dr Jones, the resident surgeon, the sufferer is progressing favourably.
MENAI BRIDGE. BATHING FATALITY.—Owen Williams, a booking clerk at Menai Bridge railway station, was drowned in the Menai Straits, about nine o'clock on Saturday night. He was bathing with a companion near Carregyrhalen, on the Anglesey side of the straits, and appears to have been carried out of his depth by the tide. The cutter of the Bangor battery of naval artillery volunteers was going up the straits to Carnarvon with a detach- ment for the Goshawk gunboat, which is lying off Carnarvon, and the cries for assistance reaching the ears of those in the cutter, they pulled towards the spot. Instructor Cross and Mr Rathbone, one of the veltiliteers, pluckily dived in without waiting to strip off their uniform, but were too late to be of any service. The body was soon recovered and brought to shore, and attempts were made by Dr Hughes to restore animation but without effect. The deceased, who was about 18 years old, was a native of Prestatyn, and had been at Menai Bridge about a year.
MOLT). THE REV JOHN Tl-(,][ of ■> ,1, preached at the W h i-ric -let -ojtst Chapel, on Sunday lasi to large The sermons were both eloquent and i >i t- ve, and were delivered with that earnestness and p.itnos which is so characteristic of Dr Hughes, and they seemed to affect the congregations very much. Goon TEMVLARISM.—The usual weekly meeting of the" Pionecr" Lodge was held on Friday last at the Welsh Cal villi st-ic Methodist Schoolroom, New street. The Rev D. Burford Hooke presided. Several notices of motion to the Grand Lodge of Wales, to be held in Cardiff, in September next, were passed. At the close of the Lodge the third Ile-ree was conferred on several members. HAWKINO WITHOUT A LICENCE. — Before the same justices Michael Freeman, a hawker, was charged by P.C. Thomas Jones, with hawking spectacles without a license, the previous dav he had been cautioned before by the officer. Fined Is and cost5. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A YOVXG LAT).-On Saturday last a youth named Thomas Jones, in the employ of Mr Benjamin Powell, confectioner, was charged with stealing 8s Id from the drawer of the shop on the Thursday previous. He admitted the charge, which was clearly proved against him, and was sentenced to one month imprisonment. The prisoner was employed in the bakehouse, and was caught in the drawer of the shop when he was bringing provisions, from ttie bakehouse. He also admitted that lie had taken the money. He was earning ten shillings a week and his keep. He appropriated the money to purchase some clothing. THREATENING AN EMPLOYER.—At the Magistrates Clerk's office on Saturday last, before Messrs C. B. Clougli and E. Thomson, a man named William Warburton in the employ of the North Wales Carriage Works at Padeswood, was charged by Mr William Edward Watson, the manager ot the works, with threatening to "cut his eye out." Complainant stated that he was afraid of the prisoner.—The above evidence was confirmed by Thomas Challoner, who heard the threats on the lltli instant. The defendant was bound over in R10 to keep the peace for 6 months. TRIP TO LLANDUDNO. On Monday last an excursion train ran from Mold to Llandudno at the very low charge of three shillings for the double journey, children half price. The cheap fare and the attractions afforded to visitors to Llandudno enticed a large number of persons to avail themselves of the opportunity of visiting the celebrated watering place, and it was estimated that there were about 600 passengers with the trip. The train left Mold Station soon after seven o'clock arriving at Llandudno at 9.45. The weather was all that could be desired by visitors to the seaside. Some of the excursionists went round Great Orme's Head, others went to Beau- maris and Puffin Island by steamer, others to Trefriw, Conway, Llanrwst, Bettws y coed, and others remained at Llandudno. To add to the comfort of the excursionists tea was provided at 4 o'clock ih the Schoolroom of the Congregational Church for Is., which was a very welcome feature by many who had felt the want of refreshment. The train left Llandudno at 8.15., and arrived at Mold at 10.45., all the passengers being safe and sound and perfectly delighted with the enjoyment they had experienced through the day. Mr Ben- jamin Powell, confectioner, and a few other gentlemen organized the trip, which in every point of view we should think was one of the best that Mold people had patronised for some time past. PRESENTATION TO THE REV. W. GLANFFRWD THOMAS. -On Thursday last the Rev. W. G. Tho- mas (late curate of Mold) was presented with an addres^ sigued by 120 persons, inhabitants of Mold and other places, congratulating him on his ap- pointment as Vicar of the important living cf St. Asaph, which was conferred upon him in May last. As soon as it became known that he was leaving Mold a meeting was held to take into consideration the desirability of presenting him with a testimo- nial as a mark of esteem towards him and in view of his appointment as above. The movement was well taken up, parties of all denominations joining in it, and subscribing to the funds, which fact at once showed that Mr. Thomas, during his two years residence in Mold, had gained for himself universal respect. Mr. J. W. Jones (draper), was appointed chairman of the committee air. Mus- grave (North and South Wales Bank), treasurer; and Mr. James Thomas (stationer), secretaay, and all of whom have well discharged their duties. As before stated, Thursday last was appointed to present Mr. Thomas with the address and purse of money, and a public meeting, which was well attended, was held at the Saving's Bank, when the following address was presented to Mr. Tho- mas by the chairman (Mr. A. T. Keene), in an ap- propriate speech, at the same time handing him the purse :— To the Rev. W. Glanffrwd Thomas, We, the undersigned parishioners of Mold" and other friends, gladly embrace this opportunity of con- gratulating you on your appointment to the vicarage of St. Asaph. Your labours as curate of Mold for 2 years have been distinguished for their catholic and un- sectarian character, whether amongst rich or poor. high or low, your services have been generally and willingly at the command of those in need; and we feel sure have not been in vain. We, therefore, beg your acceptance of the accompanying testimonial as a small token of our affectionate regard and of our high appreciation of your character and work. We humbly and fervently pi ay the Great Head of the Church may prosper your labours in the important parish to which you are called, giving you many souls for your hire, and many seals to your ministry. )Here followed 117 names (. JOHN WILLIAMS JONES, Chairman of Committee. FRANCIS MUSGRAVE, Treasurer, JAMES THOMAS, Secretary." The address was neatly executed on Vellum by Mr. Thomas H. Ollive, and was enclosed in an Oxford frame. Mr. Thomas returned thanks in pathetic terms, after which the meeting terminated with the usual, vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding, &c. GWERNAFFIELD NATIONAL SCHOOL.—A grand concert in aid of the funds of the above school was held in the Assembly Rooms of the Black Lion HoLel, on Wednesday last, before a select audi- ence. The following programme was well ren- dered Awake vEolian Lyre,' Gwernaffield choir; Guinevere,' Rev. H. Grantham The Ballad Singer,' Miss Edwards; The Pirate,' Mr. Mellor; Pianoforte, Mrs. Waters; Foresters, sound the cheerful horn,' choir; I Alilly's faith,' Miss York; Song, Rev. R. Foulkes Jones The Fisher,' Miss Butler Clough; 'Tom Hardy,' Mr. Ford Williams Croesaw i'r boreu,' choir Valse Brilliante,' Misses Bowdage; I fear no foe,' Mr. Horace Mellor; The Children's Triumph,' Miss Butler Clough Sul campo del la Gloria,' Mr. Mellor and Mr. H. Mellor; Pianoforte, Mrs-. Waters; 'The Captive to his Bird,' Miss Butler Clough, the Revs. H. Roberts and R. Foulkes Jones; Song, Rev. H. Gratham; She wore a wreath of Roses,' Miss York; Song, Rev. R. Foulkes Jones God Save the Queen.' PETTY SESSIONS, lkfol, DAY. -Before Captain A. F. Jones and Mr E. Thompson. A Serious Affray at BuokUey. -Elizabeth Reece was summoned by Miriam Lloyd for assaulting her. Both parties belong to Buckley.—Mr H. G. Roberts, who appeared for the defendant, applied for an adjournment, as the summons was only served on Saturday afternoon. There had been a serious affray, and there was no time to prepare any defence or to ascertain the merit of the case.- The case was adjourned to the next court. An Election Day Incident.—A Violent and Irre- pressible _Trish?neti. -James Murphy, labourer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Milford-street on the 5th inst.-P.C. Edward Davies stated that on Friday night, the 5th of the present month, he was called down to Milford- street. When he got there he saw the defendant drunk and creating a great disturbance. When he saw witness he went into his house, but came again to the door, and said he (witness) must get out of that, or he would make him. He put his fist in witness's face, but did not st. r About two hours after he was behaving in the same way in it, wh is a very excitable and not a very ro^pe.. 11. man, repeatedly interrupted the ;> >ii<v u wii'.i the remark, "Och! you silly ;>i. v, don't you speak the trut'—The Ciiairnau, ■ the charge had been stated, asked h. 11 u h.- .[ any- thing to say.—He said Av coorse I nave, yor wortships. It was election day a week last Friday. I had a dhrap o' dhrink I don't deny it at all, at all. Through the day I was gettin' a glass of beer here and one at another place; and me wife brought me home to me house in Milford-street, and I was sitting at me dhure un an ould shtool. (Turning savagely to the policeman). Wasn't I now, ye silly fellow. Show me the man or the wumman that I insulted What did ye bring me wumman that I insulted What did ye bring me here for, ye silly fellow.—The Chairman: Now, Murphy, hold your tongue.—Murphy: Yer wort- ships, I was sitting at my own dhure when this bhoy comes up and says he would have a. joke wid me (turning again savagely to the policeman). Tell the trut', ye silly fellow. You are always after a fellow like me wid a wife and family after he gets a glass of beer.—The Chairman: Now, Murphy, you had better be quiet.-Unrphy: Yer wortships, Pm here in the presence of yez all; I was sitting on me'dhure step- (again turning fiercely on the policeman) Och !you silly fellow, takin' a poor chap like me here for nothing.—The Clerk (Mr Keene): Murphy, that will do now.— —Murphy: Tell me the man or woman that I in shulted or shtruck.—Mr Thompson Hold your tongue, will you.—Murphy (very excitedly to the policeman) Ye silly fellow d-ll it, man, if I am a poor man, ye might lave me alone.—The Chairman: Look here, Murphy, we find you have been up before this year and several times in other years, and you will have to pay a fine of 10s and costs, in all 17s 6d.—Murphy I have no money will yer wortships give me time to pay it.—The Bench, after some consideration, allowed him seven days to pay the money, and he left the court vehemently declaiming against the policeman who had brought him up. Drunk and Refusing to Quit.-Francis Fitz- gerald, plasterer, wns summond for being drunk and refusing to quit the licensed premises"of John Wilcock, the King's Head, Mold.—P.C. William Williams (33) stated that between four and five o'clock on the afternoon on the 5th inst., he was called to the King's H,ad to turn the defendant out. The man was drunk and refused to go, and witness turned him out. He came back however, and was put out a second time.—The Chairman asked defendant if he had any drink in the house. —Defendant replied that he had a good deal.— The Constable said he had no drink, and it was because he was refused that he became disorderly. —The Clerk asked him how long he had been in the house, and defendant answered that he had been there over an hour. —The case was put back for a short time in order that the landlord might be called. When he came to the court he deposed that the defendant came in to his house about half-past four o'clock on the 5th inst., and asked for a glass of ale. He declined to serve him, as he was drunk, and defendant thereupon started to curse him and to use a deal of bad language.—Mr Thompson: Had the man anything to drink in your house that afternoon?—Mr Wilcock: No, sir.—The defendant: I was in half an hour before that, and had two or three glasses of beer.—Mr Wilcock: My wife saw him coming, and sent word to me at the bar not to serve him.—The Magis- trates fined the defendant 10s and costs, or, in default, seven days' imprisonment with hard labour; and commended the publican for the course lis had taken. The State of the Highways near At-old.-A month ago, Messrs George Hooson and Edward Roberts, surveyors of highways in the townships of Bron Coed and Arddynwent, near Mold, were summoned by Mr James S. Swift, of the Black Lion Hotel, on his own behalf and for other car proprietors in Mold, for not having the roads in proper repair. Mr H. G. Roberts, Mold, appeared for the com- plainant, and Mr J. Tatlook, of Chester, re- presented the surveyers. Their case was that the roads complained of were bad at the foundation, and that ordinary repairs were useless while the traction engines of the Mold Quarry Company passed over them and also that it was a question whether they could prevent such traffic. The matter was adjourned until this court to see whether some arrangemeut could be come to. Mr Roberts now stated that a very satisfactory ar- rangement had been made between Colonel Cooke, on behalf of the Mold Quarry Company, and the surveyors, by which he undertook to supply 300 tons of road material to each of the townships- 200 tons to be given at once, and the remainder in October. That satisfied his client that a reason- able effort was being made to deal with the repair of the road, and the only question now was that of the costs. At the first hearing of tLe case he (Mr Roberts) was entitled to an order for the repair of the roads by the.simple asking ror it.- The Clerk But the magistrates were first to inspect the road.—Mr Roberts said Mr Bankes had said he did not want to inspect the road, nor any- body else. He had two scientific witnesses to speak as to th condition of the road, and he wanted to know upon whom the expenses would fall. Had the magistrates made an order, half the penalty would have gone towards expenses.—The magis- trates said they would make no order for the pay- ment of expenses, but they recommended that some arrangement should be made by the re- presentatives of the two townships to defray them. A Mother and Daughter Charged with Drunkenness. —Sarah Shannon, a married woman, was charged with being drunk and riotous.-P C Turner (44) stated that he was on duty in Henffordd-street at eleven o'clock on the night of the 12th instant. He saw the defendant there with a child in her arms. She was drunk and making a great row in the street, all the neighbours being aroused. Her daughter, Mrs Nolan, was also drunk and creating a disturbance, and she also assaulted her husband in witness's presence.—P C Edward Davies corro- borated. Margaret Nolan, daughter of Mrs Shannon, was also summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the same occasion. Her defence, and also that of her mother, was a denial of drunkenness, and that they had been excited by the bad behaviour of Nolan, the husband, who had threatened to assault them. The magistrates dismissed the case against Mrs Nolan, giving her the benefit of a doubt, and thinking the officers might have mistaken excitement for drunkenness. Mrs Shannon was fined 5s and costs, with the alternative of seven days hard labour.—John Parry, labourer, was summoned by P C Edward Davies for being drunk and riotous in Milford-street on Sunday night, the 7th instant. The officer stated that the man had evidently been fighting, as his face was bleeding, and two or three men were holding him. Defendant did not deny the charge, and was fined 5s and costs, or seven days hard labour in default. Drunk and Disorderly at the Railway Station.- William Pritchard, miner, Rhydymwyn, was charged by Inspector Martin, of the London and North Western Railway Company, with being drunk and disorderly at the Mold station, on the 22nd June last. The charge was proved by two porters named John James and Robert Roberts, the former of whom stated that he put the defen- dant off the platfbrm in consequence of his be- haviour, but he came back and struck him (James). —The Chairman said it appeared the defendant was fined for exactly the same thing at Mold in March. He would be fined 15s and costs, in all zCl 6s 6d. Keening Dogs without License.—John Matthews, Mold, was summoned by the excise authorities for keeping a dog on the 11th May, not having a license. It appeared that the defendant lived away from Mold, and had sent money to his mother for the license some time ago but she being in distressed circumstances applied the money to pressing needs. The magistrates im- posed the lowest mitigated penalty in their power —25s—and recommended a further reduction to 2 s 6d, in consideration of the circumstances of the case.-Edward Leech, Buckley, was fined 25s for keeping a dog without a license on the 8th May. An Obstinate Apprentice.—John Jenkins, a voun<" man, was summoned by Mr William Williams, mason, Mold, to whom he was indentured, for a breach of the terms of his indenture.—Mr Wil- liauis stated that the defendant set him at defiance, and worked only two days in the previous week.- said Mr Williams put him to do "nailer's" work, which was not in the "mason's Hue.—The magistrates considered that such work was quite within the "mason's line," and ordered the defendant to complete his apprenticeship according to the terms of his indenture, and also to pay a sum of 3s 6 J, which Mr Williams claimed, as damages, and the cost (if i proceedings. Straitbtg.— Robert Jones, of the Bridge Inn, Tryddyu. was summoned by P.C. Nelson for allow- ing two pigs to strav on the highway there, on the 2nd inst. He was fined Is and 8s 6d costs. A Dangerous P).(I(,t ice. -.Jaiii es Challis, a driver, in the employ of Mr Williams, quari-ymaster, was summoned for leaving two waggons on the side of the road leading from Mold to Maesvdre, near to the Bailey Mill, on the night of the 3rd and morn- iug of the 4th inst. The defendant said he left- the waggons there according to instructions he received from the manager of the quarry, as stones had to be delivered at certain points in accordance with a contract with the Mold Local Board. Their men worked by piece, and when he took the waggons to this point it was after working hours. -Moses Evans, the manager, stated that he gave the defendant instructions. He did not consider there was any harm in leaving the waggons where they had been left, as there was plenty of room for vehicles to pass.—The officer who proved the case, P.C. Edward Davies, stated that the nearest wheels of the waggons were a yard and a half from the side of the road.—The Clerk said it was a dangerous thing to leave waggons in this way, and Superin- tendent Adams complained strongly of the practice. -The Chairman said they were bound to fine, but as the defendant in this case was acting under orders, and not knowing differently, they would only impose the small penalty of 2s Gel and 7s 6d costs; but if the offence were repeated a much heavier fine would be imposed. School Bourd Cases.— Jane Williams, a widow, was summoned for not sending her boy, John Williams, to school regularly. She said she always sent the boy, but he played truant. Ellen Parry was summoned on a like charge in respect to her boy, David Parry.—Mr Edwards, the school board officer, said the school fees in both cases were paid by the parish.—The magistrates made an order in each case. Buekley Women's Fipht,-)firiam Llovd,wife of a collier living at Buckley, summoned Susan Daly for assaulting her.—Complainant stated that on Saturday week she went to fetch her child into the. house, when the defendant came up to her and insulted her sadly." She struck her in the face, knocked her down, then got on the top of her. pulled her hair, and beat her with her fist. She (complainant) was unable to do anything for her- self until her husband came to her assistance. The beginning of it was that defendant's child struck complainant's child with a brick.—In support of the complainant's case about half a dozen witnesses —all women—were called and on the other side about an equal iiiii-nber were brought forward to state that Mrs Lloyd was the aggressor and more- over that she used a brush to "leather" the defendant.—The magistrates thought the case proved and inflicted a fine of 5s and costs, or seven. days in default. Susan Daly took out a summons against John Lloyd, husband of the complainant in the other case, for assaulting her. She alleged that Lloyd, some time after separating her and his wife, came to her deliberately and assaulted her.- The same list of witnesses was gone through, and in the result the magistrates dismissed the sum- mons.-Two other summonses arising out cf the same affair, in one of which Miriam Lloyd is the complainant, stand adjourned until the next court. CRICKET.—Mold v. Wavertree (Liverpool). -,rhe Mold eleven journeyed to Wavertree on Saturday last, and, as will be seen from the subjoined score, rendered a good account of themselves. The large number of extras was due to the hard and uneven state of the ground behind the wickets, which caused the ball to go almost everywhere but within, reach of the Longstop. Scores :— MOLD. C. E. Williams c Youug b Dickenson. 0 A. Travis c Lucy b Collins 14 F. Dylans c Stubbs b Collins 21 Hugh Hughes b Collins 11 Stanley Smith b Graham 6 J. A. Lambert st Dickenson b Collins 0 J. Griffiths c Collins b Dickenson. 6 A. G. McNeil not out 9 13. Taylor c Young b Collins 2 ft. Taylor b Graham 5 W. Griffiths b Stubbs 0- Extras 21 95 WAVERTREE. Dickenson c Williams b Travis 12' Stubbs not out 14 Grierson bowled G. Taylor 3 Collins bowled G. Taylor 0 Young bowled G. Taylor 11 Extras. 19 m Bosomworth, Graham, J. Grierson, Lucy, HeppenstaH, and Newcombe to bat.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, JULY 11TH.- Before Messrs. John Jones, D. Ll. Lloyd, A. Osmond, and J. E. Greaves. Common Assaults. David Jones v. Rowland Williams.—Complainant said that on the 29th of June he was in Lis meadow. The defendant and others came through his hay. He went to them, and remonstrated with defendant about going through the hay, whereupon defendant struck him with his fist. He had a fishing rod.—The case was dismissed, the defendant being bound over in £ 10. Rowland Williams v. David Jones.—The complainant said that he was fishing, when defen- dant abused him about the hay, and struck him with his rake.—Edward Jones said that defendant first struck complainant, and did so twice.—John Jones gave similar evidence.—The defendant was fined 6d and 12s 6d costs. Drunk and Refusing to Quit.—John W. Jones v. Thomas Parry.—Defendant, who appeared and admitted the offence, was charged with refusing to quit the Commercial Inn, Festiniog, on the 6th of July.—Fined 10s and 10s 6d costs. /lusaults.—For assaulting John Ed. Jones on the 6th July, Thomas Parry was fined Is and lls 6d costs. Owen Jones was charged with commit- ting a similar offence on Henry Evans.—Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Permitting Drunkenness.— John W. Jones was charged by Superintendent Owen Hughes with permitting drnnkenness at his house.-P.C. John George deposed to having left a subpoena at Isaac Roberts' house, whom he expected would appear as witness, but he had not seen anything of him since the 8th July.—The case was dismissed, with a caution to the defendant. Tresspassing on the Festiniog and Blaenau Railway. -Griffith G. Davies charged John Jones, Jane Jones, Moses Roberts, Richard Williams, and David Morgan, with the above offence, and they were each fined:—John Jones, 12s; Jane Jones, 10s; Moses Roberts, 6s; Richard Williams, 6s and David Morgan, 6s. Assault on a Police Officer.-P.C. William Evans charged Christmas Jones with assaulting him. Complainant said that he found the defendant begging on the 8th of July at Festiniog. On being apprehended by the complainant, the defendant struck and kicked him several times. Their worships committed the defendant to gaol for three months, with hard labour. Drunk and Riotous.—P. C. Richard Vanghan charged William Williams with being drunk and riotous at Festiniog on the previous day.—Fined 5s and 10s 6d costs, or in default fourteen days* imprisonment. William Jones and Richard Williams were also charged with a similar offence, but as none of them appeared, warrants were issued for their apprehension.
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