BAGILLT. 1 LAYING THE MEMORIAL STONES OF THE NEW ESLEYAN CHAPEL AT WALWEN. As v'e announced a few weeks ago, it'has been decideu to erect a Wesley111 Chapel at Walwen, near Bagillt, at a cost of £ 600, and Saturday last was the day set apart for laying the memorial" stones. The day being exceedingly fine, it was but to be expected that a large concourse of people would assemble, as was the case. The members of the Bethania and Soar Sunday Schools met at Bethania Chapel, whence they proceeded, bearing a handsome new banner, to the site of the new chapel, accompanied by several ministers, preachers, deacons, and others. After the opening aexvice had been gone through, the audience as- sembled, was addressed in a very able manner by the Rav Lewis Jones, Chester, and also by the Revs E. Humphreys, Holywell: Lewis Thomas, Flint; W. Thomas, Bagillt: and J. Evans (Iota Eta), Oonway; and by Mr Richd. Gratton, chairman of the Holywell School Board. The great event of 1, r the day—the laying of the memorial stones—was gracefully performed by Miss J. Gratton Evans, Conway; Mrs J. Hughes, Bagillt; and Mrs J. Thomas, Liverpool, amid loud cheers. The collec- tion on the stones was upwards of £100, and the day's proceedings weie closed by the Rev W. Thomas offering up prayer.
HOLYWELL. Ouu BOKOUGH 'NI F-NLBEI-t.-Mr J. Roberts, M.P., paid Holywell a visit on Monday, but as the visit was of a private character no demonstration was made, it being understood that Mr Roberts intends visiting each of the boroughs after the close of the present sessions. PROMOTIONS IN THE POLICE FORCE.-The fol- lowing promotions have been announced:—Acting- Sergeant Matthews promoted sergeant and re- moved to Holywell in place of Acting Sergt. J. P. Jones, who resigned in consequence of his being appointed county court bailiff far Holywell; P.C. Robert Jones, Greenfield, promoted acting- sergeant, and removed to Mostyn; P.C. Burton, Nannerch, promoted acting-sergeant, and removed to Overton. DEATH AND BLRIAL OF FATHER BARON.—It is with regret that we have to record the death, on Thursday last, of the Rev J. Baron, S.J., the Roman Catholic Priest of Holywell. Deceased, who was 71 years of age, had, during the four years he had laboured here, earned the respect and es- teem of Protestants and Roman Catholics alike, by his kindly disposition. The funeral took place on Saturday at Pantasaph, and was attended by Churchmen, Nonconformists, and Roman Catholics. FORMATION OF A LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—The comparatively disorganised state of the Liberal party in this borough, as revealed by the recent election, and the supposed imminence of a dissolu- tion of Parliament, have roused the Liberals to action, and a meeting with a view of forming a Liberal Association was held last night at Bryn- ford House School, and was well attended. By the way, we might state that the Liberals are more anxious than ever at present for a complete rectifi- cation of the register, and have taken active steps in the matter. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary ser- vices in commemoration of the induction as pastor of the English Congregational Church in this town, of the Rev J. D. Riley, were held on Sunday last, And were fairly well attended. In the morning Mr Riley gave a minute account of the progress- numericallyaud fiiiaiicially-of the cause during his pastorate, the eleventh year of whieh he now enters upon. He stated that f 400 had been spent in renovating the church, but happily he could say that it had all hern paid, and that the chapel was free from debt. In the afternoon the Sunday school marched up to Penybryn, where Mr Riley gave an encouraging address to the children of his congregation, who sang several hymns with good taste, and in the evening he preached the annual sermon in the church. On Wednesday afternoon the members of the Sabbath school met at the church, and having formed into a procession pro- ceeded to Penymaes, where a field and orchard were placed at their disposal by Mr Wm. Davies, solicitor, after which they were supplied with a good assortment of sweetmeats. The day was most favourable in point of weather, and was most agreeably spent.
HOLYHEAD. THE ANGLESEY ETST FDDFI)D. -Preparations are being made to hold the Anglesey Eisteddfod of 1879 at this town, and to have it announced from the Gorsedd at Menai Bridge. A preliminary meeting was held on Wednesday night and it was decided to call together a public meeting to con- sider the matter. Some influential gentlemen have taken the matter up, some of them being members of the committee of the last Eisteddfod held here. DINNER TO THE BRASS BAND.—On Monday evening last, Mr William Roberts, Stanley Arms, And late of the Prince of Wales Vaults, Liverpool, entertained the members of the Holyhead Odd- fellows Brass Band to a sumptuous dinner. Mr and "Mrs Roberts, with their daughter Mrs Jones, have, since they have ertablished here, been good sup- porters to the band, and this dinner was given to the members free of charge. The host and hostess -were assisted by Mrs Jones, Misses Ellis and Evans, and Mr W. Williams, Cambria Inn, and the manner in which the viands were served gave the greatest satisfaction. After dinner the u-sual toasts were given and drank, that of the host and hostess being responded to by Mr Roberts, who said it gave him the greatest satisfaction to find that everyone enjoyed themselves. The toast was drank with musical honours. The remainder of the evening was spent in a pleasant manner, songs being rendered by the members, and instrumental music being performed at intervals. The meeting separated after playing the National Anthem.
LLANDUDNO. MR R. MEREDITH'S FUNERAL.—The remains of Mr R. Meredith, who died very suddenly at his residence, Walton House, Mostyn-street, on the 11th inst., aged 54 years, were interred at Eglwys- rhos chureh on Sunday afternoon last, by a large I concourse of relatives and friends. Great sympat-i r is felt for the bereaved family. THE FORTHCOMING REGATTA.-A meeting of the committee of the forthcoming regatta was held at Mr Felton's office, Church-walks, on Monday afternoon, the following gentlemen being present: Messrs G. Felton (in the chair), R. Evans, Brynteg; P. Heward, and G. F. Felton. A resolution was come to that the town be divided into districts, for the purpose of ensuring subscriptions, to be canvassed by gentlemen willing to do the same. After the form of the programmes were submitted and adopted the members dispersed. Mr Felton's assiduous efforts in connection with the managing affairs of the regatta deserve great credit. C, AN INCORRIGIBLE BEGGAR.—At the police court on Wednesday, before Dr Xicho', William O'Hava' 09, a native of Ireland, was brought up in custody' charged with begging, and with being drunk! From the evidence of P.C. 141 it appears that the prisoner went to a gentleman in Mostyn-street asked him for means to pay for a bed, and then threatened to shoot him with a pistol. When taken to the lock-up, in a drunken state, no pistol was found upon him, except a small bottle, with strings attached to its neck. Prisoner had only come out of gaol on Monday. He was again sentenced to another month' imprisonment. THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.-At a meeting of the above society, on Thursday sen'night, at the office of Mr George Felton, when there were present: Major J. Leigh Thursby (in the chair), Dr J. Nichol, Messrs G. Felton, Thomas Williams, R. Conwav,G. F. Felton,W. Parsons, B. Edmunds] S. Sykes, Reed, Dewar, Turner, John Jones, jun. and the Rev B. Mayon, a communication was received from Mr Bruce Findley, curator at the Botanical Gardens, Manchester, in which that gentleman expressed his willingness to act as an adjudicator at the coming exhibitiqn in August. The clerk was instructed to communicate with the Duke of Westminster's srardener, to the same purpose.—It was resolved that the members of the executive coirtmittee should act as stewards at the show, and wear distinguishing badges of office, and that Mr Conway be elected as-iaiit secretary for the da?:.—On the motion of Major Thursby, seconded by Mr G. Felton, it was resolved that Mr Gilding, and the manager of the pier band submit, respectively, statement of their terms for playing on the ground, and tenders for the required staging be invited from the master joiners of the town.—In acknowledgment of her kindness in supplying the committee with plates and disnes, a cordial vote of thanks were given to Mrs Williams, of Bodafon. AN ACCIDET.-All accident, but happily with no serious consequences, occurred to a horse and car- riage belonging to Mr E. Brookes, on Thursday afternoon. It appears that the horse, which was on the stand opposite Comptom House, got frightened, and suddenly ran at full pace through Madoc-street. Coming in contact with a wall at Back Madoc-street, part of which was thrown down, the horse, after some difficulty was cap- tured. The carriage was smashed to pieces. SPECIAL SESSIO-NTS, SATURDAY. — Before the Rev. J. D. Jones. Major Thursbv, Messrs. E. Moore, J. R. L. Hazledine, Dr. Nicol, and Mr G. Walker.
ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE CABMEN SUMMONED. Sixty-six car proprietors & thirtv -ninfi f*.Rh r?rivpr« were summoned before the magistrates on Satur- day, charged with plying for hire without a license, and with refusing to comply with the bye-laws of the Llandadno Board of Commissioners. Mr Chamberlain, Llandudno, represented the Board, and Mr Louis, Ruthin,appeared for the defendants. —The first case taken was that of Hugh Roberts, Madoc-street, but Mr Chamberlain asked permis- sion to withdraw it.—Mr Louis then sought for costs, remarking also that it was very unfair to deal in that manner at the last moment, after the de fondants had gone into such expense. —Mr Chamberlain explained that these cases were brought forward for the purpose of upholding the authority of the local board, and the summonses were taken out under the Llandudno Improvement Act of 1854, and the Town's Police of 1847, 10 and 11 Vic., cap. 89, sec. 45. That clause stated that if a proprietor or part-proprietor, of any carriage, which was being used as a hackney carriage, pljed for hire without taking out a license, he was liable to a penalty of 40s.—After further remarks from Mr Louis, the case of John Jones, Glanaber, Llanrhos, was taken. Mr T. T. Maks, civil engineer, was called, and said that ;the annual licensing day for carriages, &c., was on the 1st day of July. Public notices of the same had been posted all over the town. John Jones had not taken out a license as directed in these notices. — By Mr Louis: By whose authority are the proceedings taken ?-By the instructions of the board.—Where are those instructions?—On the minute book.—And where is that ?-In the office.-You should have it here. How many of the drivers applied on the 1st of July ?-Not one.—Mr Chamberlain interfered, and objected to the manner Mr Louis was taking.—Mr Louis then remarked that he also objected to irregular proceedings being taken, and they should take nothing for granted. He maintained he had a right to ask witness whether the car proprietors asked for a license. Surely there was no impro- priety in that.—Cross-examination resumed Did John Jones call on the 2nd of July r-1 cannot say (John Jones, aside: Yes, sir).—Did any of the men apply on that day ?—Yes.—What was the reason you did not grant them the* license ?- Because they did not comply with the bye-laws.— The Rev. J. D. Jones reminded Mr Louis that he was not dealing with the car proprietor's case.—Mr Louis observed that the whole of the cases would hinge on that, and he begged to ask where the distinction was.—Mr Chamberlain said that the driver's license was one for driving, and the car proprietor for hackney carriage. Examination resumed again :—Were you in the office all day on the 2nd of July ?—I was, the whole day, and to the best of mv recollection I cannot say I saw John Jones. However, that would be the day after the granting of the licenses.—Did you, on the second of July, say that you would not grant a license.- Yes, I told a number of car drivers that I could not grant them a license, because they had not complied with the bye-laws.—By the Bench: Did you see anybody personally ?—I saw some of them. -By Mr Louis: Now, didn't you give these men a "form to fill ?-I never had a form for an application for license.—Have the commissioners adopted one ?-Not to my knowledge.—Have you got your book in which you made your entries last year ?—Yes (the book was referred to, but the name of the John Jones could not be found).—Then the Act of Parliament asks you to enter down all the names.—Mr Chamberlain said that it was last year's bo,)k. -Alr Louis explained that the license was also taken out last year.—Mr Louis to Mr Marks Then most of these people did apply at the office for license?-Oh, dear, no! Not above half-a- dozen of them. Was the same reason given to them all r Yes. Did any of the drivers or cab proprietors apply on the 1st of July ?—No. only Hugh Roberts.—Will you swear positively that three did not call at the office on the 1st of July ? —I only saw two on the 1st of July, viz., Hugh Roberts, and another man. I don't remember his name. Mr Evan Jones applied on the 3rd and Mr Henry Edwards on the 2nd inst.—Here Mr Louis said that he would object to the commissioners' bye-laws being taken, until they had been proved. —Mr Chamberlain intimated that he would not bring them forward.—Mr Louis to witness: Now, you say you gave the same reason to all the appli- cants ?—Yes.—And that was because they had not complied with the bye-laws ?—Yes.—How did you get the bye-laws?—Mr Chamberlain interfered, saying that lie, would not put in the bye-laws.—Mi Louis: There hinges the whole cases.—After a reconsideration Mr Chamberlain rose and replied that he would put them in. —Mr Chamberlain cross-examined witness: Which was the date appointed by the commissioners to grant the licenses ?-Thc 1st of July.—Mr Louis You will find that section 46 states that the licenses are to be in force until such is evoked.-I-lr Chamberlain: The Act of 1875 repeals that, and under section 171 of the Public Health Act, it states" from day of license, or until the ffenfiral HnAnsinfr aosQirma C.J -b 'J'V'v. The next witness called was Waiter Wood, a young witness in the employ of the commissioners. He said that he sent a printed notice, together with the bye-laws, through the post to John Jones, Glanaber (defendant), and John Jones, Nant-v- gomer, on the 15th of June. Owen Jones, inspector of nuisance, deposed to having seen the said notices posted on the walls on the 15th of June. Dozens were posted up. He was confident he saw them before the 1st of July He had taken some to cab drivers previous to that* —In reply to Mr Chamberlain, witness said that he saw defendant driving his carriage to No. 2 stand, Mostyn-street, on the 3rd of July. Mr Louis then addressed the Bench on behalf of the defendants, and stated that under section 40 of the Town's Police, clause 47, the commissioners were instructed to provide a form for the assign. ment of the applicants, and a non-compliance with that Act would make them liable to a penalty of £ 10. The commissioners were bound to find the forms, and in neglecting to find such, they had not done their duty. The engineer had stated that he never saw the form, and yet the law said clearly and distinctly that a form should be ready for each applicant. The penalty tha'j the comrr ksioners were liable to, greatly exceeded that of the cab owners and drivers. It was (he said) quite clear that the commissioners were in fault, and he would appeal to the bench, as gentlemen, and men of common-sense, and as a court of equity, to take a commou-sense view of the case. He would also ask them whether Mr Marks' answer, viz., "I cannot grant the license because you don't conform with the bye-laws of the commissioners," was justifiable. Surely lie (Mr Marks) was wrong; what right had he to do such a thine: and it was only a hardship upon the men. The commissioners had no right to make a precedent; it was their duty to provide a form for th# application, and to refuse a license simply because they would not J comply with the bye-laws, he (Mr Louis) charac- terised as absurd. The commissioners had put "the cars before the horse," by refusing the licenses. They should have first- granted it. and then, if the men would not comply with the bye- laws, summon them before the magistrates. Mr Marks had said plainly and straightforward that the licenses would not be granted until the men would obey the bye-laws. Mr Chamberlain maintained that no application had been made on the 1st of July, which was the day appointed by the commissioners. Thomas Kempster, car proprietor, was next called. He said that on the 1st of July he called at the office of the commissioners, for a license as a car proprietor. Messrs. Owen Jones and Hugh Jones were in the office at the time. He did not see Mr Marks, as he was told he was engaged. Mr Owen Jones asked witness if he had any objections to the bye-laws, to which he replied that he was quite willing to conform with the rules. He then asked for Mr Marks, and was told that he was engaged. It was then about two o'clock in the afternoon. Witness then went away because he could not get a license.—Cross-examined by Mr Chamberlain: What day was it ?—Monday.— Think for a moment.—Witness I have no occa- sion to think. I will swear positively it was Monday. I never saw one of the placards respect- ing the notices. I have a bye-law. Peter Hughes, car-proprietor, said that. he ap- plied at the commissioners' office on the first July, at about eleven o'clock in the morning. He saw the same persons as the previous witness had seen. He asked Mr Jones in Welsh for a license. Mr Marks was also there. (Here, Mr Marks recognised witness as one of the two persons that had called upon him.) Witness received a book from Mr Jones, and was ordered to go with it to the painter. The painter was not at home. However, on his return, he received no license. Neither did lie receive a form to be signed. In cross-examination, witness stated that he was not aware of the licens- ing day until the first of July. He had L ever been in, nor heard of a car-drivers' meeting being held. Hugh Roberts, 9, Madoc-street, said that he ap- plied lor license on the first of July at the com- missioners' office. He saw there Messrs T. T. Marks. Owen Jones, and J. B. Evans, Bodhyfrvd. When he inquired for a license he was asked if he had complied with the bye-laws. He replied that he had not had a bye-law. He then received one, But none had been previously sent him. He had not received any notice respecting the license. Mr Marks told witness that if he had come a week sooner he would have tried to assist him. Though witness offered to pay for his license lie did not get it. He swore that no notice was posted to him. Mr Chamberlain said he would call a witness that would contradict the evidence of Kempster. Walter Wood then stated that Kempster had called at the office on Tuesday, the second day of July. He was there on Monday the whole day.- Mr Louis cross-examined witness minutely res- pecting the word Tuesday, and the lad could no better define it than it was the next -day after Monday. Mr Owen Jones said that he remembered the in- terview that had ensued between him and Kemps- ter. He was certain it was on a Tuesday. He only saw Roberts and Hughes on Monday. He told thtm that they would have to comply with rule 27 of the bye-laws. Mr Chamberlain said that he was willing to take the charge as typical against the proprietors. The car-drivers' cases were then proceeded with. Mr Owen Jones said that he saw George Smith driving a carriage on the 3rd of July. Defendant had no license as such.—By Mr Louis No one has a license for this year. Mr Louis contended that the license would re- main good for many years.—Mr Chamberlain replied that the Public Health Act stated everj year, or until the annual sessions. (A voice from court said that he had had a license for twenty years). Mr Louis again addressed the bench at some length, and remarked that there were no orders on the licenses touching the compliance to bye-laws not one word was said about them. In concluding he remarked that it would have been more to the commissioners' credit if they had taken the facts into consideration, &nd come to a mutual settle- ment with the men. The men were not acquainted with the intrigues of the bye-laws, and it re- quired more than a Llandudno driver to under- stand them. The bench, with the exception of Mr Moore (a commissioner) retired for consultation. On their return, the Rev J. D. Jones said The magistrates have taken the charges to their serious considera- tion, and they are unanimous in dismissing the whole cases. This declaration was received with enthusiastic cheers, as much interest was taken in the cases. During the morning no cab could be had for any money, the whole having struck work."
COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.—A special meet- ing of the Llandudno Commissioners was held yesterday, the following members being present: —Messrs. W. B. Hughes, M.P., Thomas Parry, Thomas Hughes, J. B. Evans, W. Woodley, E. Williams, John Jones, Elias Jones, W. Wil- liams, W. Bevan, J. Hughes, L. Raw, M. Prit- chard, B. R. Daines, W. Evans, J. Ridge, Abel Roberts, and Mr T. T. Marks (clerk) was also present. The Car Drivers' Dispute.—Mr Bulkeley Hughes, M.P. asked for an explanation from the Clerk re-, specting the magistrates' decision on Saturday, in favour of the car owners and drivers. He (Mr Hughes) maintained that it was really of no use for them to sit at the board, and to go to the Local Government Board for their santion of the bye- laws, if they were to be treated like this, and if the authority of the board was to be put at defi- ance.—Mr Marks replied that in consequence of the new bye-laws, he wrote to the car-owners and drivers, about a fortnight before the licenses ex- pirad, and enclosed therewith all the particulars necessary, stating that the bye-laws had to be L, y complied with. On the day appointed, only two persons attended at the office, but they did not comply with the necessary requirements, and therefore he declined to grant them the licenses. Mr Marks then stated that in consequence of the 171st section of the Public Health Act coming into force this year, he gave instructions to the inspector to see the drivers and owners respecting the same. Therefore, under the general instruc- tions he (Mr Marks) held, he ordered that sum- monses be taken out against the men for non- compliance with the bye-laws, and with refusing to take out licenses. However, the men, who were defended by Mr Louis, were dismissed.—Mr Bulkeley Hughes then said that froti this state- ment he thought the men had acted very .vron, and from the magistrates decision the board appeared perfectly poweiless, and J:'e should very much like to know the reasons assigned by the bench, and he would further ask whether there were any commissioners on the bench. Explana- tion having been given, Mr Hughes went on to remark that he considered it his duty, as chairman of the board, to give instructions to the Clerk to re-issue summonses, and that done, he hoped that the commissioners would back him up to have some one else to over-awe Mr Louis (hear, hear).— Mr Thomas Hughes was of opinion that the mat- ter arose through a misunderstanding between the men. -AIY J. B. Evans, intimated that the men had applied on the day appointed, but they were re- fused.—Mr Daines said that he believed it was the men's wish to conform with the bye-laws, but they did know how to proceed.—Mr John Hughes said that he must admit this to be one of the blunders of the board. The car-proprietors were a great body of ratepayers cf the town, and when the board saw that they were unanimous in not complying with the bye-laws, they (the board) should have come to a mutual agreement with them. He thought that in cases of this kind it was un- wise to summon the ratepayers before the magis- trates, and he also hoped that the clerk would be more cautious ip. future.—Mr John Jones asked what were the general instructions Mr Marks had received from the board.—Mr Marks having given a satisfactory answer on his authoritative power, it was proposed, on the motion of Mr L. Raw, that a meeting of the commissioners should meet on the 29th of July, fo't the purpose of granting licenses to car-proprietors and drivers, and that the clerk be directed to procure a sufficient number of plates, stating the list of fares, <fce., and that some of the members should also be in attendance. As the plates cannot be supplid by that time it was agreed on the suggestion of Mr Morris Pritchard, that a printed card be used pro tem. The Little Ol'lne'¡; Head.-fr W. Woodlev pro- posed that permission be asked of the Mostyn Trustees to erect a small wooden shelter on the summit of the Little Ornie's Head, as a protection from rain, sun, and wind. In rising to second the resolution, Mr Bulkeley Hughes observed that something more substantial than a wooden shed was needed, and he would propose that it either be of zink or sheet iron, which would be more de- sirable. Mr Woodley agreed to the chairman's remarks.—Some discussion arose on the subject, and the chairman suggested that the matter should rest over for the debate at the new board. -Several letters were laid on the table. The applications of Mr Myatt, on behalf of Llandudno Volunteer Fire Brigade, for permission to play cricket on the field, and William Anson, for the permission to sell news- papers on the parade, were granted. The Memorial to Mr Bulk,ley Ruyhes, M.P.— Owing to our going to press, we were unable to notice the observations that were made respecting the chairman's intention to withdraw from the board, at the last meeting, when it was proposed that a memorial be sent to the chairman, request- ting him to alter his decision, and to be allowed to be nominated election.—In acknowledgment of that memorial, Mr Hughes said that, in conse- quence of advanced years, he had respectfully declined being nominated again as a commissioner; but the kind and considerate requisition which he had the honour of receiving from the board, and the expressions of kindness and friendship were such, coupled with that of the ratepayers, that he was compelled to yield to their wishes. He had endeavoured to do all he could for the welfare of Llandudno, and they had likewise givea him a kind and' friendly attention. The duties of the chairman were many and varied, and he hoped, although some difference had occasionally arose, that all members should be treatel courteously. Although there might be some jealousy in some parts of Carnarvonshire that he was devoting so much of his time here, yet he must say that he was interested in the place. After referring to a conversation that he had had with one of the managers of the London and North Weftern Rail- way Company, respecting the laying of pipes for the supply of water to the town, he thanked the board for their appreciation of his duties.—Mr Thomas Parry then proposed that the best thanks be given to Mr Hughes for the six years' service to the board.—This was unanimously acceded to.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. The annual meeting of persons entitled to-vote at the election of commissioners, was held at the magistrates room, at two o'clock yesterday after- noon, for the election of seven commissioners, for the purpose of acting under and in execution of the Llandudno Improvement Acts of 1854 and 1376, and the several acts incorporated therewith. Mr Bulkeley Hughes, M.P., presided. 1 He said that in laying before them the statement of accounts, he begged to call their attention to the fact that they had been audited by the district auditor, Mr William W. Jones, and if anyone desired to comment upon the same they were quite welcome to do so. Relating to the water works, he said there had been a great deal of difficulty, and he was happy to say that with the assistance of their excellent clerk then had overcome the difficulty, and were now in such a position that would benefit the ratepayers of Llandudno. Great anxiety had been felt by the commissioners for the increase of the water supply, and he was perfectly well aware that great inconveniences had to be encountered, but for all that they were determined to carry the scheme out, and a contract had been entered into for the supply of pipes, and through the indefatigable exertions of their able clerk and engineer, the work would soon come to a comple- tion (hear, hear). As some difficulty would arise in carrying the pipes under the Conway tubular bridge, the application was made to the London and North-western Railway Co. to go along their line of railway from Tal-y-cafn to Llandudno Junction. BA. reply was received from the said company, on the 15th of October, declining to grant the application. But as chairman of the board of commissioners, and not likely to be de- feated, he thought that a little personal conversa- tion would be advisable, so he wrote to the L. and N.W.R. Co. respecting the interview, and ap- pointed yesterday (Wednesday) to see Mr Smith, one of the managers, and from the observations that were made he (Mr Hughes) believed they would attain their object. He then alluded to another subject which rather grieved him, and that was that the board had taken a wrong step in rescinding the resolution adopting the 12 inch pipe. Speaking of his capacity as chairman of the board, Mr Hughes said that he was in great hopes that after serving them for six years he would be allowed to retire. But a pressure has been put upon him, not only by the commissioners, but by the rate- payers, requesting him to stand. Under such cir- cumstances he could not possibly restrain himself from acceding to their request, and he hoped God would give him strength and resolution to do his duty, if he would be fortunate in being re-elected (cheers). The statement of accounts were then laid before the meeting, and after a little discussion were passed. Mr Chamberlain asked if it would not be more advisable to have the line of pipes carried along the public roads, and not on private property.— This suggestion met with a general approval. The following persons were then nominated:- PROPOSERS. CANDIDATES. SECONDERS. Mr Fcitoii.. B. Hughes, Mr Thomas Parry. :\f.P. Mr R. Price. Thomas Parry. Morris Prichard. Mr John Hughes, W. Bevan. w Evans. E. H. Williams. Thomas Hughes. J B Evans. WMarn pric3. R. Price. Thomas Hughes. M. Williams. G. Felton. A. Roberts. Mr Chamberlain. T. Jones, butcher.W. Price. John Hughes. J. JoHes. 19, GIodd-M. Pritchard. aeth Crescent. E. Hushes. J. Cutts. D. Meredith. M. Pritchard..T. B. Evans. f. Parry W. Halliday. J.W.Roberts. J Hushes John Hughes. Roger Williams. «T Jones J. Evans. R. Conway, Q. Felton T. W. Griffith. W. Woodley. L. Raw J. W Roger. W Roberts D.Meredith. D. jjdw.iTils. B. >Voodcooic. D, Rohorts R. Conway. E. Hughes. J. Evans. Mr Felton proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding, which was carried unani- mously. Mr 'Hughes then announced that the election would take place on Tuesday next, and appointed Mr E. H. Williams as the returning officer. The Chairman again stated that he could not leave the room without asking them to give a vote of thanks to the clerk and engineer of the board (Mr Marks).—Mr Chamberlain seconded the pro- position, which was responded to in appropriate terms by Mr Marks. The proceedings then terminated.
RHYL. SAILOR lil-NG. "-This steamer continues to run short and very pleasant sea trips, and is well patronised by the visitors. DEATH.—Mr Henry Blackwell, Sportsman Hotel (late of the Old Assembly Rooms), died on Tues- day last at St Helens, after a long and lingering illness. ° THE NEW VICAR.—Mr Richardson, referred to in our last, has declined the living of Rhvl. He has been pressed by the bishop to reconsider the matter. ANNUAL CHOIR EXCURSION.—We see placards about the town announcing that the annual ex- cursion of the two church choirs will take place ou the 30th of this mouth, to Llanberis and back. t The matter is under the same management as last year, which argues well for its being a decided success. THE WEATHER.—A very welcome change in the weather has taken place here this week. It is much warmer than last week, the high winds having gone down. There has been very little, or no ram, although very anxiously looked for. LI.ANGOLLKX.—A trip in connection with the Welsh Baptists of Llangollen, numbering nearly 900, paid Rhyl a visit with their brass band on Monday lust. They patronised the Winter Gardens very liberally throughout the day, and were on whole very well behaved. Out of such, a large number, it is a pleasure to assert that we did not witue.-j-i oin; case oi drunkenness. RAILWAY :TATIo.The alterations and im- provements now going on at this station are pro- gressing favourably. The bridge, enabUng passengers to cross over the line without danger and without waiting the departure of a second train, will be a very great relief and comfort, besides being a saving to many of much valuable time. The booking offices are about the only placb's on that Ride which are not in the hands of the contractor. THE WELSH BAPTISTS.—The oil painting to be presented to the Rev Wm. Roderick of himself is now on exhibition at Mr D. Trehearne's window at Wellington Chambers. It bears the following inscription very neatly affixed to the frame: — Presented to the Rev W. Roderick by the mem- bers of the Welsh Baptist Church, Rhyl, 1878." It is an excellent portrait, quite natural and life- like. CRICKET MATCH.—A match was played at Rhyl, on Saturday last, between the Rhuddlan eleven and the Rhyl Wanderers, on the grounds of the latter, which resulted in a victory for the former by 74 runs. The Rhyl Club made 51 innings, and the Rhuddlan 125. A return match will be played in a fortnight or three weeks at Rhuddlan. They, i.e., the Rhyl Club, are expected to play a match at Llangollen a week next Saturday, at Holywell next Saturday, and at Llangerniew in about three weeks. THE LATE VENERABLE ARCHDEACON MORGAN.— We are pleased to hear that Mr Michael Pizinte, Bodfor-street, is about taking a cast of this worthv gentleman from an excellent photo, of Air Morgan, which is sold by Mr Trehearne, stationer, Wellington Chambers. Mr Pizante says the bust will be "ready by about Monday next. The artist engaged in carving this bust of the late archdeacon was, we hear, sent over to Liverpool from Rome by Mr Carrington Wood to carve the bas 'reliefs at Walker's Art Gallery. From the hands of such an efficient artist we may hope for a correct like- ness ef the late lamented Archdeacon Morgan FLOWER SHOW.—WINTER GARDENS FLORAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.—The first annual exhibi- tion in connection with this society will be held at the Winter Gardens, on Friday and Saturday, the 19th and 20th inst., under very distinguished patronage, viz., Lord Richard Gros- venor. M.P., Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P., Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart., Mr H. R. Hughes, Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire, Mr R. Bamford Hesketh, Gwrych Castle Mr Townshend Mainwaring, Galltfaenan. President Mr Joseph Evans, J.P., Maenon House, Llanrwst, and Hay- dock Grange, Lancashire; vice-presidents Rev W. Butterton, J.P., Rev C. Whittaker, Mr John Roberts, M.P., Bryngwenallt, Abergele; Mr J. C. Harrison, Southport; Mr R. P. Roberts, Rhyl; Mr R. Oldfield. Rhyl; Mr John Harvie, Newton le Willows; Mr John Squires, Haydock. Judges Mr D. D. Hughes, Kinmel Park, and Mr Charles Coombes, Tabley Park, Cheshire. Secretary Mr John Devine. We are informed that a very large number of entries for competition at this show have been received, which speaks well for the success of this first attempt to establish a flower show at this fashionable watering place. We sincerely hope it will be well patronised. We shall give full par- ticulars of the show, together with list and names of winners in our next week's issue. PIER P A VILIOX.- Visitors to this very popular place of amusement are agreeably surprised at the marvellous improvements which have been made here since last summer. The stage has been en- tirely renovated, and a scenic artist, Mr Stoner, of Dewsbury's theatre, has been engaged for some time past to decorate the stage with paintings, &c. On one side is a splendid view of Rhuddlan Castle, on the opposite side is painted St Asaph with a very graphic view of the Cathedral in the distance. The band, which consists of eight performers, is all that can be desired. This week for the first time in Rhyl, air Kinsella and Flora Yarnell appear in their Hybernian characters. Judging from the rounds of applause bestowed upon them, we do not hesitate to say that they are certainly above the average in their particular line. The old Rhyl favourites, Mr and Mrs Leonard White, have been re-engaged for a month longer. We would strong- ly advise all who wish to enjoy a hearty good laugh to be sure to pay a visit to the pavilion, feel- ing sure that they will be amply repaid for their 11 y trouble. As a Negro Comedian, Leonard White is without a doubt unequalled-a more laughable and mirth-provoking fellow we never witnessed We consider that great praise is due to the pier secretary, Mr S. Berrington, in the able manner in which he manages and superintends these en- tertainments, studying in every way he can the comforts of the visitors; he is decidedly "the right man in the right place." The directors are to be complimented upon having secured the services of such an efficient manager. We hope that they give him efficient freedom of action. It would be a pity to cripple such an useful man in his actions by ridiculous formalities. BOWLING MATCH.—The match we alluded to in our last issue took place under most favourable auspices at the Winter Gardens, on Saturday afternoon, when the members of the Rhyl Bowling Club competed for a very handsome pair of bowls" The following is the result of the bowling, first draw Mr Devine's 11 to Dr Wolstenholme's 5, Mr Chadwick's 11 te Mr Bellini's 10, Mr Stephen Lloyd's (Albion) 11 to F. P. Lewis' 5, Mr P. M. Williams 11 to Mr Hughes' R. Mr nil;irl.Tonps' 11 to Mr J. B. Gough's 9, Mr T. H. Robots' (St. Asaph) 11 to Mr Abel Jones' 8, Mr Roberts' (Sun Inn) 11 to Mr Ernest Evans' 4. Second draw :— Mr T. H Roberts'(St. Asaph) 11 to Mr Devine's 4, Mr Chadwick's 11 to Mr John Smith's 6. Mr Roberts' (Sun Inn) 11 to Mr Llovd's 10, Mr P. M. Williams' 11 to Mr Charles Jones' 5. Third draw:—Mr Roberts' (Sun Inn) 11 to Roberts' (St. Asaph) 8, Mr P. M. Williams' 11 to Mr Chad wick's 10. Final draw --A,lr P. M. Williams' 11 to Mr Roberts' (Sun Inn) 10. Mr P. M. Williams won the bowls by one point only. The game played in the first draw between Messrs Chadwick and Bellini was the best and most closely contested game in the match, both players being very evenly matched, Chadwick only winning the game by two inehes, We may state that Dr Wolstonholme and Mr Roberts (St. Asaph) conceded two points to each of their opponents. The bowling showed con- siderable improvement in each individual member's playing towards the close. The excitement was intense owing to each competitor being so evenly matched, as will be seen by the score. The arrangements were most satisfactorily carried out under the very able management of the energetic secretary, Mr Devine.
A MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AND GALLANT RESCUE OF THREE LIVES. On Saturday evening last, between eight and nine, a private sailing boat, belonging to Mr Elliott, George Hotel, containing four passengers, viz., Robert Evans, Edwin Johnson, Harry Fielding' and Fred. George, was capsized on the Rhyl Bar' wind north north west, with a very heavy sea on. The accident was instantly observed by John Jones and John Foulkes, who immediately cried out for assistance to rescue the three poor fellows clinging for their life to the up-turned boat. Johnson having disappeared. The following men at once voluteered their services :—Thomas Evans, Edward Jones, William Edwards, John Edwards Robert Bithell, senior; Ben Bithell, who together succeeded in rescuing Fred. George. Evans, and Fielding, Johnson, as before stated, having (lisAp- peared. Great excitement prevailed on the beach -n:'W.u: while this gallant rescue was taking place. The c ';i SIX men who effected uiis very clever rescue at considerable risk were loudly cheered by thousands of spectators who had speedily congre- gated on the beach. Great praise is due to John -ioues and John Foulkes for their noble efforts to save life. Had these two men not been on the spot when this accident occurred, it is ahii i-t certain that the four would have met with Johnson's sad fate. We hope that Jones, Foulkes,. and all the men who so ably assisted them to form this gallant rescue, will be duly brou-ht before the notice of the Royal Humane Society.Yor theirs is a deserving case and truly worthy of the notice of this valuable society. Johnson's bodv was not found until Sunday it5 p.m. to the west- ward of the end of the pier, and was couvev-d ro- th e Queen's Hotel.
THE INQUEST. An inquest was held on the bodv of Edwin Johnson, aged 22, at Alexandra Hotel, on Mo- day last, at 3 p.m., before Dr Brown, deputy coroner, the following gentlemen serving upon the jury, namely, Mr T. E. Perkins, foreman; -)Ir S. Lloyd, Albion; Mr Powell Jones, Sussex- street; Mr Reynolds, painter; Mr Lemuel Hughes, Water- street Mr Howard, Mr John Davies, bootmaker Mr Joseph Roberts, Staffordshire Warehouse Mx Hatwood, Queen-street; Mr William Jones, tailor, Queen-street; Mr Edward Hughes, Water-street Mr F. Gallagher, Wellington-road; Mr Th->*aas Williams, butcher; Mr E, Parrv, Bedford-street; and Mr Hugh Jones, tailor, Bedford-street. Frederick George was the only witness examined, and on the absence of Robert Evans, one of the rescued persons, who is not able to leave his bed, the coroner deemed it advisable to adjourn the inquest until Monday next. Edwin Johnson, the deceased was the son of Inspector Johnson, who has served 28 years in the Ardock police force. He came to Rhyl about 10 months ago, trom Manchester, to work at the Win- ter Gardens as joiner, where he was very :i1;gÜ;y respected. On Monday, his fellow workmen m.ide him a very handsome coffin, which, through the kindness of Mr Devine, was given to his friends tree of charge. The body was conveyed to iuaiiciiester on Tuesday afternoon, for interment the coroner having given inspector Johnson a burial certificate, awaiting the inquest nexr. M-TT day.
THE ILLNESS (If LORD BEAC(¡S- FIELT). A course of homoeopathic treatment has res :a<-d Lord Beaconsfield from prostration during the last hours of the Berlin congress. The physician who was last week summoned from London by tclcgmph is a distinguished professor of Hahnemann's sys- tem of medicine, and is probably the best-known homoeopathic practitioner in London. Dr Joseph Kidd has been for half a dozen years the Eaii of Beaconsfield's private physician; and although homoeopathic doctors are abundant in Germany, it is notable that Lord Beaconsfield preferred to summon Dr Kidd from London as soon as the bronchial symptoms became serious. Allopathic doctors will shake their heads at this patronising of medical heresy by her Majesty's First Minister of State but I might name many members of the aristocracy who have become converts to homeo- pathy as the result of experiment.—London Corres- pondent oj the Sheffield Independent.
Lord Beaconsfield has accepted an invitation to the Ministerial banquet at the Mansion House "'In Saturday, August 23rd. Fifty fatal cases of sunstroke occurred in St Louis, New York, on Tuesday. A most exciting cricket match has been held this week between the Australians and Eleven of Leicestershire, which resulted in a victory for the former. The Premier's novels are frequently supposed to give an insight into the noble lord's of policy. Another illustration in support of that view is furnished by the rrccvt nnnexatim of Cyprus. Writing in'" Ta -<• Hrrtv .-ears aeo, the present Prime Minister wrr.f* «s tVJhnrsV "The English want Cyprus, and the} d 11 t ike it as a compensation and again. "They will w.-t do the business of the Turk for nothing." M. Paul de Cassagtiac, commenting on the Treaty of Peace, mentions, with approval, the remarks of an Italian journalist, that it was signed with the feathers of four vultures, one pigeon, and two geese. The two last named, M. de Cassagnac points out, are those taken from the wines of M Waddingfcon, aud M. de St. Vallier. The cwiu- sion of the writer is that Republican France has served as an accomplice and shameful associate in a terrible diplomatic situatiou. A special bulletin issued by the physicians of the German Emperor states that the perfect recovery of his Majesty is delayed by loss of blood, want of appetite, and the terrible shock inflicted upon his nerves. His Majesty finds its difficult to walk, and, although all his wounds are healed, has not yet sufficiently recovered the use of his arms and hands to eat without assistance. The bulletin adds:—The removal of the present evils in his Majesty's condition may, however, be' looked for with confidence through the influence of time, active and passive exercise, and the adoption of other necessary measures." THE NEW MASONIC LIFEROAT.-Many thousand people visited Clacton-on-Sea on Wednesd-iy to witness the launch of the new lifeboat, Albert Ed- ward, presented by the Freemasons of England as a thanksgiving for the recovery of the Prince of Wales. The Earl of Skelmersdale, Deputy urrand Master of the Freemason, presided at an open pro- vincial grand lodge, and then placed a memorial- stone on the new boathonse. A procession, h(a.ded by the band of the 11th Hussars, was formed, the fine boat being drawn by six horses through the crowded streets to the shore. On its arrival there Lord Skelmersdale expressed a hope that the great Architect of the Universe might bless their labours, and said that as charity was one of the, great ob- jects of Freemasonry they could not be better oc- cupied than in the present work. Mr Lewis, sec- retary of the Lifeboat Institution, and Mr Law vicar of Clacton, having spoken, a hymn was sung and the boat was consecrated, according to Masonic form, by Lord Skelmersdale, ancl christened by Miss Wool. A luncheon followed, at which the noble Earl, in giving the health of the Prince of Wales, remarked that everything his Royal High- ness undertook he did well. At Bow-street Police Court, on Tuesday after- noon, July 1l3th, before Mr. Vaughan, Charles Marvin, described as a writer in the Foreign office, again surrendered to his bail to answer the charge of copying, appropriating, and wilfully stealing secret document purporting to be a convention between England and Russia, contrary to the pro- visions of the Larcnicy Act. Mr. Poland con- ducted the prosecution, and Mr. Geo. Lewis. -jun., appeared for the defence.—Mr. Francis Irving assistant in the treaty department of the Foreign office, deposed that the defendant used his room for about 8 or 9 months, during which time he had always considered him a well informed and intelli- gent man, document? enforcing language having ",e frequently been handed to him to translate. He had every confidence in him. On the 30th Mav deteudant assisted in copying that project, the memorandum which was given to him in a printed form, witness having himself to make a copy. Defendant left that night at about half-past six: o'clock. In the cross-examination, witness stated that he and others in the foreign office understood the documents they were copying were to be sent 'to the London newspapers that evening, and a conversation to this effect transpired before de- fendant. This concluded the evidence on the part of the Treasury. The magistrates said the charge against the defendant could not be sustained, as there was no evidence whatever of any larceny having been committed by the defendant. Mr. Marvin was therefore discharged. Printed and published at the 'NORTH WALI* Exi'iisss' Offices, New Harbour, Carnarvon, 1 ROPURT WILLIAMS, Friday, July 19th, 1878.