BEAUMARIS. GRAMMAR Senoor, SI>E;:CH DAY.—On Friday last, speech day was held at this school, when, in spite of the very unfavourable state of the weather, there was a large gathering of friends of the school. The Dean of Bangor presided. The Head-master (Mr S. D. Ormp, M.A ) said he was'glad to be able to announce a considerable increase in the number of boys in the school since last year. This was more than three times whatir had been three years aero, and he believed there was every prospect of this growth continuing. He was pleased to say that It included boys from various parts of Eng- land, Wales, and Ireland. He was glad to an- nounce that hi-, with some other, had had Bangor made a centre of the Oxford Local Examinations, which had such an excellent effect in enabling schools to cqfjuipare themselves with others, and remedy any defects they found. The Examiner (Rev. Eo M. Reynolds, M.A.. late of Clifton and Haileybury Colleges), said that he had examined the school in classics, mathematics, modem lan- guages, English, and natural science. He reported very favourably of all the work he had examined, except tin.-Euclid, which In-* considered weak, and the composition was hardly equal to the rest of the classical work. The French he considered much above the average of school French. He concluded by congratulating the governors on the efficient state of the school. The prizes were then dis- tributed, and afterwards the Mayor congratulated the head-master on the rapid growth of the school, and the school on having a head-master who could draw boys from such different parts of the country. The Very Revt the Dean, after referring to the decayed state of this school two or three years ago, and the change that had come over it through the energy of the head-master, quoted from the Marquis of Harrington's speech at Eastbourne that intellectual power was now-a-days of so immensely greater benefit to a man than rank or money, and thought it something remarkable as coming fr )m the heir to one of the richest duke- doms in the kingdom. Whilst he considered him- self that classics were the best foundation in educa- tion, he was glad to hear from the examiner that modern languages received so much attention, with such good results, in the school. The Mayor then proposed a vote of thanks to the,chairman, which was seconded by the head-master, and after three cheers had been given for the Dean and the head- master the proceedings terminated.
LLANERCHYMEDD. In another column we publish the balance sheet of subscriptions collected towards supplying this town with public lamps, an undertaking which has achieved through the exertions of Dr. c Evans and Mr William Tegerin Hughes. Captain Priteharcl Rayner with his usual kindness gave his conjuring entertainment in aid of the funds, and the follow- ing resolution was unanimously passed at a meeting of the Lighting Committee held a few weeks back; proposed by Mr Prytherch, Post Offifce, and seconded by Mr John Williams, butcher :—" That this committee on behalf of the town of Llanerch- ymedd, beg to tender to Captain Pritchard-Rayner their sincere thanks for his great kindness in under- going the trouble and expense of giving us his interesting Magical Entertainment in aid of the funds towards lighting our town. Signed, WM. EVANS, Chairman." We understand that the inhabitants have made a handsome collection towards supplying the oil and other incidental expenses.
LLANDUDNO. VANCE'S PERFORMANCES.—Vance and his com- pany paid a visit to the St. George's Hall, on Fri- day last, and performed to a large audience. APPLICATION FOR A, LICENSE.—At the police court, on Saturday, before Messrs G. Walker, E. Moore, and Dr Nicol, Mr Malcolm Case, a licensed victualler, of Birmingham, applied for a special license to sell beer at the camp of the Lancashire Volunteers, who are expected to arrive here next Saturday. The magistrates refused to grant the license. THE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.—In reply to a memorial from the meeting of the ratepayers' association, held a few months ago, Mr E. Wood, manager of the London and North Western Rail- way Company, has written to Mr J. M. Young, stating that with reference to the letter of the 24th May, enclosing copy of resolutions passed at a meeting on the 17th May, he had to inform him that the directors had decided to issue cheap tickets to Llandudno on the same basis as to Rhyl and Abergele. The que-tion of the station accom- modation to be considered by the directors. A fast train leaves Birmingham at 5.10 p.m. daily, reaching Llandudno at 9.45, and in another year the question of running this train earlier in the season will be duly considered. The letter also stated that it was not thought advisable to run Sunday trains on the Llandudno branch. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. — The ordinary monthly meeting of this board was held at the office of Mr Jameson (clerk of the board) on Wednesday evening, there being present;- Messrs. B. Woodcock (in the chair), R. Wil- liams, R. Conway, and the Clerk. Report of Special Purposes Committee.-The report of the above committee was submitted to the meet- ing, which stated (1) That the board should suggest to the overseers that as an approximation from £ 250 to JE300 would be required in the ensuing year. (2) That an architect be appointed at the next meeting of the board, so that specifications may be obtained immediately. That the plans re- jected be returned to the several parties. In view of the list of arrears and school fees it is desirable to instruct the Schoolmaster to obtain the fees weekly, and if practicable in advance, and that as to the arrears that immediate application be made for payment.-On the motion of Mr Conwav, seconded by Mr R. Williams, it was resolved to adopt the first recommendation of the committee, and that the sum be £ 250.—Respecting the ap- pointment of an architect for the erection of the new board sehools, Mr Conway proposed that Mr Foulkes, architect, Llandudno, be asked upon what terms he would carry out the plan, and superin- tend the works. The School Fees, §c.—In reply to Mr R. Williams as to who was to collect arrears, Mr Conway said that it was the duty of the schoolmaster, and after a little discussion the matter was referred to the special purposes committee, when the attendance of the schoolmaster would be required. The School Site.—The Chairman proposed that the necessary steps be taken to obtain a contract for a school site, and the plan of, Mr Foulkes be submitted to Mr Charlton for his consideration. The Master's Report.-The report stated that Mr Woodcock and Mr Ludford had attended the school on Friday, the 26th ult., and had distributed prizes to th' hildren. J he Comrn'isory Officer's Report.-This officer (Mr Thomas Evans) stated that there was a considerable falling off in the attendance.—Mr Woodcock ob- served, in reference to the school board prosecu- tions, that he could not understand how the magistrates were justified in dismissing the cases, when it was clearly shown that the children were under the age provided in the Education Act.- The matter then dropped. POLICE COURT, WED.NESDAY. -Before Major Thursby and Dr Nicol. J trunk and Disorderly.—John McRay, and John McDonald, were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Conway, on the 29th of July. The former was fined 5s 6d and costs, or seven dev.?, and the latter 10s 6d, in default, or 14 days im- prisonment.—Edwin Walters, labourer, was also charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.O. 41 said that on Tuesday night, at about 11 o'clock, two men came tu him, requesting him to go to Pydcw. Oil goiii^ there he heard a noise, and it turned out that Defendant was kicking his own door. Defendant was also cursing and swearing. Defendant emphatically denied the chaige, and the following witnesses were then called :—Jane Jones, of the neighbourhood of Pydew, said that between eight and nine o'clock on the night in question, defendant came to her and asked her if she had something to do with a dog, and threa- tened her. He then began to pull a wall down. While doing this, he instructed his wife to beat witness, remarking that he would cut her head off if she didn't thrash her (the witness).—Margaret Roberts deposed to having seen prisoner on the said night, who observed that lie would skin her face," together with other abusive language.- Defendant was fined 15s. Larciny.—Ellen Davies (18), Jjlandudno, was brought up, charged with stealing a pair of boots and drawers, the property of Mrs Hughes, the Railway Inn, Llandudno.—Mr Hugh Hughes said that the prisoner had been in his service fcr a fortnight. On Saturday she asked leave to go to Deganwy. She did not return till Sunday, when she came to ask for her things, they were refused to her, and was requested" to call on Monday morning. In the meantime, witness and his wife went up stairs to their bedroom, and the articles were missing. Information was then given to the police.—Ellen Moyle indentified the articles as those of her sister's (Mrs Hughes). P.C. 18 said that in consequence of information received, he went in search of prisoner on Sunday night. He went to her mother's house, at Bright-terrace. On going there by the back-way, he suspected some one was in the closet, and on makin0- in- quiries found prisoner there. Having found the boots oil her feet, he charged her with stealing them. He also found the drawers in her pocket. —Prisoner pleaded guilty, and she was sentenced to six week's imprisonment. A Ymmg Byaelisti in Trouble.-A young man, of VÜ!Y i expectable appearance, named W. N. Patterson, was charged with committing an assault on a little boy named Frederick Wm. Jones.—Mr S. R. Dew, solicitor, Bangor and Llandudno, prosecuted.—F. W. Jones, said lie was nine years of age, and the son of Ann Jones, a widow.* Ou Monday evening last, he was leaning against tne wall, near the Prince of Wales Hotel, a little before seven o'clock. At this time defendant was riding his oycicle, and following him was a dog. He saw the dog biting the defendant. Having rode on as far as Mr Bartley's shop in Mostyn- street, defendant returned, knocked him (witness) on the ear, the forehead, and above the right temple, with his closed fist. A man named David Roberts came up and interfered. Witness did not hiss the cog.—Thomas Jones, town porter, said he saw defendant striking the little boy very hard with his closed fist. Witness on being re-called, said he could not swear he used his nst.—David Roberts, ostler at the St. George's Hotel, said he saw defendant striking the boy, and he ordered him to cease. In reply defendant said he would do the same to him or any other man.—Wm. Brookes and W. Hughes gave similar evidenee.— P.C. 47, having related the circumstances as given by the other witnesses, said that defendant re- fused to supply him with his christian name, but on being taken up to the lock-up, he did so. P.C. 5, corroborated his evidence.—Defendant made a statement to the effect that the boy (complainant) was hissing the dog after him, and in consequence he struck him with his open hand. Defendant also stated that he was treated in an uncivil manner by the police, and that no attention what- ever was paid to his injured leg, caused by the dog, and lie was locked up in the cell for about three hours. A&to striking the boy with his closed fist, he positively denied it.-A gentleman named Mr Birch, as well as a man named Wm. Hogg, corroborated defendant's statement. -Dr Samuel W( odcock, of Manchester, who spoke in high terms of defendant's character, said he had examined complainant's head, by the consent of defendant's mother, and no marks of violence were perceivable.—The bench fined defendant 10s and costs, amounting in all to £1 9s Od.
MOLD. STABBING A CHILD.—A woman named Mary Doyle, well known in the town, has stabbed her child, we are informed, by throwing a knife at it. She has not yet, however, been apprehended. TUTE'S MINSTRELS visited Mold on Monday last, and gave an entertainment at the Market Hall Assembly Rooms, which, we understand, was weli filled, as is generally the case with such entertain- ments. DRI NKENNESS.—At the magistrates' clerk's office on Wednesday, before Captain Jones and Mr E. Thompson, Catherine Daly was charged by P.O. William Williams with the above offence, at 12 o'clock the previous night at Foundry Yard. She was discharged. GOOD TEMPLARY. The usual weekly meeting of the Pioneer Lodge was held at the Welsh Calvinistic schoolroom on Friday last, the Rev D B. Hooke presiding. The officers for the next quarter were duly nominated, and will be installed on this (Friday) evening. Several new members were duly initiated into the order. CRICKET.—Next Monday being a general holiday throughout the country and likewise in Mold, the Mold Cricket Club have arranged to play a grand match on the Lead Mill meadows with the Waver- tree Club, Liverpool, when, if the weather permits there will, no doubt, be a display of fine cricket on both sidel The match will commence in the morning, about eleven a.m. RETURN OF THE RESERVEs.-On Friday morning last, at 10.30 o clock, the men belonging to the Royal Flint Militia, stationed at Mold, numbering over sixty, who a few months back left Mold for Enniskellin (Ireland) to join t* relimeiit at that place, in view of the probability of war which was then raging throughout the country, returned home, their services happily not being required They were met at the station by Major Walwyn and the staff sergeants, and a large number of their friends and relations, all of whom were doubtless glad to receive them back without the effects of a battle on them. They were addressed by Major Walwyn in appropriate terms, in which he ex- pressed his pleasure at receiving them back to their old quarters. They proceeded from the station to1 the bareacks, headed by the band of the militia They all seemed very healthy, having been coloured a little by-the sun. We trust they will conduct themselves soberly whilst they remain amongst us, so that we may not be compelled to form an un- favourable opinion as to the result of the change which they have experienced. ° A SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER.—It is not often that we Mold people are favoured with foreigners in our quiet little town. We have, however, been honoured with a Parisian,—M. Paul Bassett, his son, and his bull dog (r)-all of whom have been well entertained, most a pity not at the expense of themselves, but at the expense of Miss Jackson of the Royal Oak Hotel, whom they have now left in the lurch without any sign of payment, and gone to Liverpool, where they have been found. They cannot, we understand, be apprehended, as they did not commit embezzlement or fraud, but simply absconded, as many others do. without paying their debts. M. Bassett was recognised by a gentleman well known in the neighbourhood and county, who had had some connection with him in Paris. He invited him to the Oak" to dine, which invitation he accepted. This did not increase any suspicion as to M. Bassett's lepute in Miss Jack- son's mind, but otherwise more probably, as the guest whom he invited is a gentleman of standing in the neighbourhood. No doubt this will be a caution to many, which is chieflv the reason why we report the affair which has caused a good deal of conversation in the town.
RHYL. Efforts arc being made to establish a Naval Volunteer Corp in this town. BOWLING MATCH.—The members of the Rhyl Bowling Club will playa match upon the Winter Garden's beautiful bowling green this (Friday) afternoon. Full particulars of this match will appear in our next week's issue. TUF. "SAILOU KINO."—This steamer continues TUF. "SAILOU KINO."—This steamer continues to make frequent sea. trips to Llandudno, Liver- pool, &c. Visitors will all be very pleased to hear that the beautiful liitie steam "acht Annie is about commcneing to run short and rdeasant sea trips from the end of the pier to Voryd, under thf superintendence of Mr Frank Fielding. C'HUKCH CHOIR'S EXCURSION TO LLANJIEIIIS.—This excursion, which took place u.:der very favourable auspices on Taosday last, was unfortunately at- tended by a sad and fatal accident, which naturally cast, a gloom over all the excursionists, completely spoiling their day's pleasure, which promised so fairly in the morning to be such a glorious day of enjoyment. In about an hour after the excursion arrived at. Llanbcris, Willie Bradwen Jones, joined by T. King. Watkin» Parry, Harry Jacques, and T. Moman, wentout in a boat, on the Llanberis lake. Jones afterwards got on shore leaving his com- panions in the boat, having divested himself of his clothes he plunged in the lak and swam for a few minutes and suddenly sank. His friends immedi- ately rowed towards him but were unsuccessful in their attempts to save him. THE LATK AsniDiiMox -The bust of this worthy and highly-esteemed gentleman, taken from a carte photo, and executed bv a very clever young artiste in the employ of Michael Pizante, Bodfor-street. is now completed, and may be seen bv any one at Mr Pi/ante's shop in Bodfor-street. We, together with several of the late Mr Morgans' most intimate friend- have sen it. and can safely assert that a more correct likeness could not ema- nate from the hands of the mosf eminent sculptor. When we consider that th" artiste who carved this bust had never seen Mr Morgan in life, the inhabit- ants of Rhyl sho-ild fed d'ilvp"oud of having such a natival genius amongst them. "IV" are very glad to near that Mr Pizante has received several; orders for castings of this marvellous masterpiecei in art. We hope he will be further very liberally patronised. No greater honour c.uld be paid the; dead than by each householder placing one of these! busts in their entrance halls. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. — A union of all the Nonconformists' Sunday Schools has been formally established in this town. On Monday evening last- the general committee met, when it. was ICSO:fd That a grand demonstration in connection with this. union be held at the Winter Gardens on Sept. 5th, when a procession shall be formed bv the scholars and their friends, headed by a brass baud. It is intended that cheap trains shall run to Rhyl from all parts on that day. In the afternoon there will be a tea supplied to all scholars in the garden. [ In the evening a grand concert will be held in the Skating Rink, when all the Sunday School scholars and the Rhyl Choral Union will amalgamate, forming a choir of 1000 voices. This choir, under the leadership of Mr Owen Edwards, will perform- several splendid selections of music with full orchestral accompaniments. It is intended to ask MrJ. Roberts, M.P., to become president of this gigantic demonstration. The officers of the general committee are as follows :—Chairman, Mr John Front: joint secretaries, Messrs Llwydwvn Jones, and William Parry, 28, Abbey-street; treasurer, Mr McEwen, clothier. With such sensible and hardworking onh ers, this great under- taking must prosper. THE ST; mo.—This is a cognomen of a very classical entertainment now been given at the Winter Garden's Pavilion by Mr and Mrs Mark Johnson, assisted by "diss Mat tie Mitchell. The peculiarity of this entertainment is such that it t must be seen to be fully realised as it baffles all attempts at description. In it are exhibited living models of marble gems." The various specimens of statuary present nothing that can I' possibly offend the most fastidious. All who have not witnessed Mr Mark Johnson as the illustrious statue should loose no time in doing so, as it is quite impossible to explain the undescfibable effects of sncli a pr->duct?r<n. The illusion is so startliug and that the beholder could imagine himself transferred into one of those noble ait gallaries at Rome, and surrounded by those ingenious models, the work or human industry. The entertainment throughout is truely excellent. Many of the audience naturally doubt whether the statues are things of life, but when at the conclu- j sion of the, last representation they bow their acknowledgements to the loud and well merited applause, and ultimate by descend from the pedestal walking to the front of the stage, all doubts which have been entertained are at once set at rest, and everyone feels that they have witnessed a performance both entertaining aud clever. CHICK:;T MATCH.—A match was played on Satur- day last at Coiwyn Bay between Oolwyn Bay Club and the Rhyl Wanderers on the grounds of the former, which resulted in a draw. We give the full score below: COLWYN HAY. Dr. Davies b W. H. Davies 0 Mr Bugbird b Harry Williams 19 W. Hughes run out 0. 0 0 3 Mr Farrington b W. H. Davies 30 Rev. Mr Williams s J. D. Davies 0 Mr Harris b W. H. Davit's 13 J. H. Nicolls b LI. D. Morris 7 W. Nicolls b do 1 A. Nicolls c J. P. Lewis 1 Mr Wood not out I G. Grundley b LI. D. Morris 0 Extras 31 106 RHYL WANDERERS. Wm. Jones run out .0. 2 LI. D. Morris b Harris$ J. D. Davies b Bugbird y Harry Williams b Hughes 2 Robert Owen c J H. Nicolls .0..0. 2 W. H. Davies c Hughes I J. McLaren 1 b w o Thomas E. Roberts b :1 M 'hr- 0 J. P. Lewis b Bugbird 0 T. A. Iluglies not out (I J. M. Jones not out 2 Extras 0 0 0 27 53 The Coiwyn brass band wu.s m attendance. Lun- cheon at the Imperial lintel. The return match will be played at Rhyl on the 17th August. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.— Before^ Dr But- terton and Mr T. Dixon. Drullk.-P.C. Gibbons charged Thomas Hughes with being drunk and disorderly. Fined 8s and 7s costs. —P.C. R. 0: Jones charged John Milliard with being dnmk, kc. As he did not put in an appearance, a warrant was issued against him for disobedience. Poaching.—William Roberts charged James Simon with using a trap to take game. Fined 15s, and 13s costs. Assault.—Jane Hughes charged Ellen Williams with having assaulted her. Fined Is, and 13s costs.—Matthew John Crummie charged John Foulkes with having assaulted him. Case dis- missed. Carrying a Gun without a License.—Mr H. G. Prees charged Henry Evans with this offence, who was fined £2 10s, and 8s costs. Drunk and Refusing to Quit.-P.C. Denson charged John Matthews with this offence, who was fined 15s, and 10s costs. Breach of the Peace.-P.C. W. H. Hughes charged Edward Jones and John Twist with this offence. They were both dismissed upon paying 10s costs each. Donkeys Straying.—P.C. Denson charged John Middleton with allowing four donkeys to go astray. Fined 4s, and 7s costs. Obstructing the Footpath.—P.C. R. O. Jones charged William Houghton with this offence. Fined 7, and 8s costs.
The Liberal Iluidred of Peterborough have selected G. M. Whalley, one of the sitting mem- bers, and Mr J. H. Raper, to br the Liberal candi- dates for the borough at the next election. The judges have decidcd to hold two assize courts for North Wales circuit as the autumn assize—viz., at Chester and Carnarvon. On the last occasion CJ; assizes were held at Chester only. It has been arranged to send the Montgome ryshir prisoners on to Carnarvon. ANGLESEY E.Y«IVEK3 RB*KKVI»J«.—The Anglesey engineer militia reserves, 49 in number, anived at Bangor on Tuesday night, from Chatham, in charge 9 11 cf Lieutenant Greene and an escort of royal engineers. At the station they were met by Ser- geant-Major Shoesmith and others of the perman- ent staff, and marched direct to Beaumaris. There was a large crowd at and near the railway station, and the men, all ot whom appeared to be perfectly sober, met with a hearty reception. A SOUTH WALFS COALING DEPOT AT Cy: RUS.— In anticipation ot the trade which is certain to spring up between the island and this country since its occupation by Sir Garnet Wolseley cn behalf of her Majesty the Queen, steps have been taken by Messrs. Richards and Co., Cardiff and Swansea, for the establishment of a coal depot at Cyprus. Messrs. Richards and Co. are therefore well entitled to be considered pioneers in i he- development of the island's resources, and their example will prob ably be followed by other firms, as trade with. the island expands. The new depot will be under the charge of Messrs. Henry S. King and Co., the well-known colonial agents and bankers, of Pall Mall and Cornhill, who have recently opened a large establishment at Cyprus in connection with their extensive Eastern business.
BANGOR. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. — The fortnightly meeting of the board was held on Wednesday, when there were present :-Mr T. Jones (in the chair), Major Platt, Mr Pennant Lloyd, Rev. P. •Tones; Messrs. Thomas Lewis, Robert Hughes, G. James, W. Roberts, W. Edwards, Richard Evans, M. M. Williams, Richard Roberts, J. Taylor, J. Jones (Llandegai), Robert Roberts, W. Thomas, H. Thomas, 0. Ellis, Humphrey Roberts, R. Jones, And 0. Owens The proposal to erect six separate working sheds for tramps, similar to those at Wrexham, was again discussed, the master pre- senting plans and estimates amounting to £ 58 2s 6d. -Mr W. Roberts proposed, and Mr M. Williams -seconded, the carrying out of the scheme, which was met by an amendment for its postponement foramonth for -pecincations.proposed and seconded bv Mr Robert Robert and Mr R. Hughes, the latter contending that there were already too many -useless buildings connected with the workhouse. The amendment was carried by a large majority.— The Clerk (Mr J. Thomas) reported that during the fortnight S375 13 s 5d had been paid in out- relief, £ 18 12s to non-settled poor, and that the treasurer's balance was £ 1082 10s 8d.—From the report of the governor (Mr Owen) it appeared that there were 91 in the workhouse, against 84 for the corresponding week last year. One death had occurred during the fortnight, and 21 tramps had been admitted. POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY.—Before Major Platt and Colonel Holt. Alleged Assattlt.-Patrick Scully, a timekeeper in the locomotive department of the London and North-western Railway Company, was charged with indecently assaulting Maria Williams, aged eleven years, daughter of William Williams, the foreman of the goods shed. The olfence was alleged to have been committed in a wood near the beach. The defendant, who denied the charge, was committed for trial, bail beingaccepted-him- self in ,£;")0, and two sureties in JE25 each. The hearing of the case occupied the bench nearly four hours. A brother of the complainant's, who assaulted the defendant after the girl's return home, was fined 10s. and costs for the assault. Mr Allanson prosecuted; Mr S. R. Dew was for the defence. School Board Prosecution.—Owen Hughes, la- bourer, Llanfairfechan, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs far not sending his children to school. Drunkenness, &c.-Evan Evans, smith, Tregarth, was fined 10s. and costs for being drunk, and re- fusing to quit the Blue Bell Inn, Bethesda. Highway Offence.—Owen Williams, farmer, Bryi llwvd, was fined 5s.; John Challanor, Joseph Challellor, and Simon Challenor, salt dealers, Prestwich, 10s.; and Ellen Williams, Glanmor, I,lanfoirfechan, 4s. 6d. for breaches of the Turn- pike Act. < Overloading.—John Pritchard, Robert Roberts, and William Hughes, Bethesda, cardrivers, were each fined 2s. 6d. and costs for overloading. Ill-treating a Horse. -Zachariah Jones and George Salt were summoned by Inspector C deman for ill- treating a horse, and fined respectively 2s. 6d. and Is. costs. Alleged Breach of the Licensing Act-A charge against William Griffith, Bull Inn, Bethesda, of being opon during prohibited hours, was dismissed, and summonses against three men found in the iiouse were withdrawn. Mr S. R. Dew defended.
FRIARS GRAMMAR SCHOOL. The Rev. Hugo Harper, principal of Jesus Col- lege, Oxford, presided at the annual distribution of prizes on Wednesday afternoon at the Friars Grammar School. The attendance included the Bishop and Dean of Bangor, Canons Wynne Wil- liams, Walters, and T. Williams; the Revs. D. Rowlands (Principal of t.he Normal College), P. Constable Ellis, Llanfairfechan D. W. Thomas, St. Ann's; and J. Pryce, Drs. Richards, Greig Hughes, K. H. Ellis, and others. The Head Master (the Rev. D. L. Lloyd) read a long list of honours and distinctions gained by Friars boys since last year's prize day, which, he submitted, represented not only a fair amount of work done, but compared, most favourably when contrasted with university honours won by any Welsh school, so that the future was bright and full of promise. The school was rapidly increasing in numbers, there being now 170 boys on the books, whilst the flow from all parts of the Principality was only checked by the limited accommodation, and it was most important, not only for the imme- diate locality, but also for the northern part of the Principality, that the buildings should be enlarged as at present there were 30 bo., s waiting admission and his boarders' list had been full for eight months. He saw no reason why, with fair oppor- tunities, the Friars School should not be made a public school for North Wales, and rank as high as any similar foundation in the Principality (hear 4iear). The Principal of Jesus College expressed him- dfclf specially interested in schools in Wales, seeing the act of the Fellows'of Jesus College had placed him in direct connection with the Principality and given him a voice in the administration of endowments specially connected with education in Wales. The college, he was glad to say, had recently proposed to the Charity Commissioners to set aside a large sum of its endowments to help to improve the buildings of Welsh schools, and to give another amount annually to enable deserving Welsh boys to remain a few years longer at Welsh schools (hear, bear). He hoped that before the end of the year all the legal processes necessarylor the constitution of the scheme would be completed, and that it would-be in working order with as little delay as possible. He was very anxious, and for many years had had a very strong desire, that something should be done for the resuscitation and improvement of the Welsh schools, and he naturally came to Friars because it was the largest and most important school in Wales, and ought, he thought, to be the public school of North Wales, (hear, hear). With respect to what had been said about the school—which he remembered no school at all-being in a transition state, to his mind the school could not stand as it was ,it must either become what he should wish to see it, a really great school, or fall back and become a mere petty local one. Before, however, it copld become a great school, a gieat change isn't take place. It had no appliances !toi a great school, and he could not understand how 170 boys could be assembled in such a building, or how the energy -t.s, ly of the head master and his colleagues could gather together n the e wretched atrocious build- ings such a large number. The scheme also wanted enlarging there should be a wider repre- sentation on its governing body, included in which he wished to see the leading men of the county, the lord lieutenant, the magistrates, and others, who would mak-. it a child worth nursing. As re- garded th.. building. he would willingly give his vote for a donation from Jesus College of £1000 to meet other subscriptions which might be raised for that object (hear, hear). The Dean of Bangor, in moving a vote of thanks to the examiners, said that the position of Wales was not the "amo a, that, d other counties and districts in England. Its educational circum- stances were pt-culiar; its advantages were few, whilst its disadvantageswvro many. With respect to the endowments ot Jesus College, he must pro- test strongly against any change in them which would deprive the poor natives of Wales of the advantage* they possessed at the present time; for unless advantages were given to Welshmen for preparation to compete on equal terms with the inhabitants of other parts of the kingdom, that free trade in endowments which it was proposed to establish would place Welshmen at a very great disadvantage, and he was therefore glad to hear that something was about to be done by Jesus Collegetowards the iiiij/i-i»voiaent of Welsh gram- mar schools (hear, heat). He asked that Welsh- men should be pi teed upon an educational level with the natives of other parts of the kingdom that they should have as good educational advan- tages as the English had and if they were doing no good win' the endowments at Oxford, then let th-m see what good could be done with them in Wales (hear, hear). The Principal of Jesus said that the dean had found a mare's nest. No idea ever crossed his mind of opening all the Welsh endowments at Jesus. The Bishop of Bangor, who proposed a vote of thanks to the head master, said that he had seen the building- devoid r.f no one frequenting the schoolhouse and he '!Va" happy to add that he had been privileged to witness a bright and happy revival, winch dated from the appointment of the present head master. From that moment the school had made continual progress, not only in numbers, but also in the distinctions won by the boy* educated at Friars—(hear, hear)—which he trusted would take the place in the Principality of an Eton or a Harrow. A vote of thanks to the masters, proposed by Mr Had and acknowlged by Mr Simmons, termin- ated the proceedings. The examiners were Mr Boddington. M.A., fellow and tutor of Lincoln College, Oxford, in classics: mathematics, Rev. G. S. Ward; fellow and tutor of Hertford College science, Mr W H. Poole, M.A., science master at the Charter House.
COLWYN BAY. ASSOCIATION MI-ISTING. — The executive of the English North Wales Congregational Association met in the new church. Colwyn Bay, on Monday last, Mr R. S. Hudson, Cluster, presided. The Revs. Thomas Jones, Eisteddfa; A. Francis, Rhyl; D. P. Davies, Penmaemnawr; J. D. Rilry, Holy- well; J. C. Galloway, M.A., London; D. B. Hooke, Mold, and others attended. THE NEW Ciicucii which the Congregationalists have been* talking about for some time has at length been op-ned, and thus far has been well attended. The opening sermons were preached in English by the Revs. F. Barnes, B.A., Birkenhead, and Urijah R. Thomas, Rediand, Bristol; and in Welsh by thi Revs. J. Thomas, D.D. (Liverpool), E. Stephen, R. S. Williams, and D. Rowlands, of Bethesda. On Sabbath last the English services were conducted bv the Rev. W. A. Blake, Stock- port, and the Welsh by the Rev. D. S. Davies, Baniror. The preachers during August will be the Revs. James Johns, B.A., Northwich; T. Gasquoine, B.A., Oswestry; Geo. J. Allen, B.A.. Macclctfield.
FLINT. TNQUK.ST.— Ah inquest was HELD on Friday last at the Royal Oak ilotel, on the body of an old man named Thomas liithel, formerly a pilot. Mr Cornforth, Ship Inn, was the foreman. The evi- dence in the case went to show that deceased about tiiicc weeks ago, whhe changing his cloth- ing, caught n) e. which ultimately caused his death. The jury, «.fter viewing the body, returned a verdict of ."Accidental death." LEOAI..—We are happv to say that Mr T. W. Hughes, son of Mr Wm. Hughes, The Dee, Ylint, has successfully passed his Preliminary Law Ex- amination, which took place on the 10th and 11th of July last, at the Incorporated Law Society's Room, Liverpool. Trf..s v^iusd this town on Tuesday last, and performed at the Castle Assembly Rooms. The attendance was not so good as might be ex- pected. TRIP TO SOUTUTORT.—The celebrated steamer Swiftxure is announced to run a cheap trip to the above place on Thursday, August 8th. No doubt the tickets will be bought up. TUEAT\—The Sunda scholars attending the Calvinistic chapel of this town were treated to a tea on Tuesday last, when rural games were iu- dulged isi till dusk in a field near the town.
HOLYWELL. THK NATIONAL ER^TK;H• OIJ. JW7o. — At the Car- narvon National Eisteddfod. 1877, a resolution was adopted granting Holywell the preference of hold- ing the National Eisteddfod of 1879 at this place. Last week,.a large number of gentlemen assembled at toe King's Head Hoi el. to discuss the desirability cf hoMing the next y.-nr's Eisteddfod in this town. I The chair was ably tuled by the Rev. E. O. Williams, the vicar. A strong opinion in favour j of the movement was expressed on the occasion, and the meeting was ultimately adjourned till Monday evening, when about forty persons were present. Mr J. Kerfoot Evans piesid-d. The Chairman having seated the object of The meeting, called upon Josep'ms to report upon what had been done in connection with the movement. Letters were read from Mr J. Ii. Puleston, M.F.. Captain Pennant, Andreas o Yon, Clwydfardu, and other*, all expressing their willingness to support the Eisteddfod. He had also conversed with several gentlemen on the subject, all of whom were ready to do anything to support tIll) movemenf. Addresses having been delivered by Mynyddwr, Mr Robert Williams, Genedl and Express offices, Air W. Jones, Mr Thomas Hughes, &c., it was resolvel to raise a guarantee fund of £ 1000 before proceeding any further in the matter. The fund in the meeting alone was nearly £ 300. The meeting was after- wards adjourned till the completion of the guar- antee fund. It is intended to formally proclaim the Eisteddfod at Birkenhead, Menai Briclge, and Llanrwst. We understand thathinun. ;ct, patron- age has already been secured, and witn unanimity and zeal there is every prospect of a .successful National Eisteddfod for Iloly well. TEA PARTY AND CONCERT AT PENYI> YLT.E.—-A very successful tea party and concert was held at this place on Wednesday last. Great preparations had been made by the members of the church and congregation worshipping at Pisgali Chapel for the occasion, among which was a very compact tent, to seat 120 persons, kindly erected by Mr Peter Hughes (joiner, &c.) The weather being delightfully fine, a most enjoyable day was spent. The tea was served in the tent (which was admirably adapted for such an accasion) by the following ladies:—Mrs Jane Jones, Mrs Carringtou, Mrs Reberts, Mrs Elizbeth Price, Mrs Edw Williams, Mrs Thos. Pierce, Mrs Maria Hughes, and Misses H. Hushes, Sarah Jones, and Louisa Davies; great assistance being rendered by Mrs Lowe, Mrs A. grice, Mrs M. E. Pierce, and Misses M. Wil- liams (Colwyn), A. M. Jones, Needham, M. Pierce, E. Williams, M. A. Jones, and Fanny Parry. As a matter of course the post of superintendent over the preparations was assumed by Mrs Thos. Hughes, who stands unrivalled as a caterer .for such occasions. It was estimated that over 4UO persons sat down to tea, which fact in itself manifests the success of the gathering. In the evening, a most interesting and miscellaneous concert was held in the chapel, presided over by Mynyddwr, who was, as usual, eminently agreeable, and whose presence in the chair improved the programme. The pro- gramme was principally sustained by a choir, of which Mr R. Price was the conductor, and which performed three anthems in capital style, and by Ab Callestr, Mr W. Williams (Glyndyfrdwy), Mr J. Davies, Mr H. R. Williams, Mr Robert Lewis, Mr John Roberts, Mr William Jones, &c. Some idea may be formed of the numerical success of the meeting when we state that there were more people who failed to gain admission than succeeded, and, indeed, the whole day's proceedings were decidedly successful..
PORTLINORWIC. MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—This rapidly increasing village was the scene of unusual bustle on Tuesday mo-ning, when Mr Thomas John Williams, in. ter of the British School, was married to Mins Jane I Thomas Jones, eldest daughter of apt William Jones, of Parei :u iJriek Works. The interesthnT ceremony was performed aL Brynmenai CLapeL by the Rev ReesJouns who was assisted by the Rev J ihn Gray Jones, Bean maris Rev John Williams, Brynsiencyn. and Mr W. R. Whiteside, registrar. The spacious edifice was literally crowded by an audience possessing the best wishes towards the bride and bridegroom, to whom every respect was shown. A- th'" happy pair left the chapel, sliowej s of rice dt>eended upon them, and they wers also lu-tdy cheered. Flags streamed in all drvtion.<, '.nid ¡\n .•••»,med to vie each other in l-ivV.i.: fli.-ir iv.sre<x t- the lieni-ly wedded pair. Mt '"riii',u¡J:- eante to the neighbourhood about 12 mo nils ago, during which time he has become endeared to all, especially to the parents of the children under his care. The flourishing state of the -ehool s-peak* highly of Mr Williams' ability as it m ;ster.
PORTMADOC. PETTY SESSIONS. Before Mr Owen Griffith, Major Matthews, Messrs E. Seymour Greaves, A. O. Williams, and John Jones. Larceny of a Banket.—John Grey was charged at the instance of Supt. Davies with stealing a ba -k >t. —Robert Roberts said: 1 am servant to Mr Charles Easton Spooncr. The basket produced is his. I lost it from the saddle-room window on Tuesday, the 2nd July. Mr Spooner's name was on the handle, but it has been partially scraped off.— Mary Jones said On Tuesday afternoon, the 2nd inst., prisoner offered to sell me the basket pro- duced for Is 6d. I refused to buy it. The accused asked me to lend him a knife, which I did. I saw him scraping the handle before he offered it to me. The basket was valued at 5s. Prisoner pleaded, "Not guilty," but was committed to gaol for fourteen days. Drunk and fll'dou*Superintendent Davies, c. Ann Jones. Adjourned case. Defendant did not appear.—Fined 5s and 14s costs, or fourteen days in default. P.C. Owen Jones, v. John Brown. Drunk at Treniadoc on 24th July. Defendant was bruudit up in custody.—Complainant said that on the 21r.h July he found defendant with his coat off making a disturbance. He had to lock him up.—Fined 5s and 10; costs, or fourteen days in default. J[a),:r:iol,8 Injury to Property.—Supt. Davies, o. Ann Junes, for breaking the cover of a water- closet at Penmorfa was fined 2s, and ordered to pay damage 2s and 10s costs o'r fourteen days in default.
PENR HYNDEUDRAETH. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, JULY 25TH.— Before Messrs John Jones, J. E. Greaves, D. LI. Lloyd, and W. E. Oakley. Drunk and Riotous. P.O. Cadwaladr Jones summoned Evan Junes for drunkenness at Fes- tiniog, on the 24th June. Fired 10s and 10s Gd costs. Same v. JtoLti oennar Jones. "Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for dis- obedience. Assault and fur Sureties of the Peace.— P.C. John Owen, v. William Pugh. Defendant did not ap- pear, and the case wi, adjourned to the next incct- ing. Alleged Jrirvetaj. —David Williams was charged with stealing a wheelbarrow.—Edward Barlow said I am a clerk rf the works of the L. &. N. W. Railway Company at t'estiniog. On the 3rd July, I saw two wheelbarrow felloes bl a workshop at Fest.iiiiog. It was not locked. Later on I found the door < pen, and that the felloes had been re- moved. I gave information to the police. The fdloes produced are the two. I recognise the marks on them they are worth Is.—Lionel Field- ing said I saw the accused in the workshop. He is a carpenter.—P.C. Evan Jones said On the 3rd July 1 saw the accused coming from the workshop, I asked what he had in his bag. He said firewood, and I asked him to let me search his bag. He consented, and under the firewood I found the felloes produced in the bag. The accused said he had taken one in mistake, and that he had some account on the other.—The accused consented to be pummHnly dealt with, and pleaded "Not guilty." Dismissed. Ejectment.—Jane Jones v. Robert Jones.—Com- plain,-rut said About a year ago I let a house, situate at Festiniog, to defendant, as monthly tenant at 10s per month. He paid the rent. I signed a duplicate of the notice produced and gave it to Daniel Roberts. Defenciant still holds over. —Cross-examined; I jvlet- to you after my husband's death. I gave defendant notice after- wards. It was a written notice. Adjourned at complainant's request to prove retaking.-Ellis Jones, v. David Owen.—John Morgan Thomas .said ] let a house to defendant as yearly tenant with six month's notice. Rent. £8 10s. I sold the house to complainant. I served a copv of a notice t,) quit on defendant before selling. On the 10th November 1 served the notice, and told de- fendant he would have to lea^e. I signed the notice produced. Defendant holds over. I have not asked him for the premises. Warrant to isatie in twenty-eight days. Nonpaymmt of Wages. —Lewis Pugh v. Donald Campbell Taylor.—Complai- aut said' On the 2nd February hist,, I was employed by defendant as ship-keeper, at ti iOs per v eek. I commenced that dav and remained until the 23rd April. De- fendant paid me various sums. I subsequently agreed to take 25s per week.-P.C. Richard Owen said: About three weeks ago I heaTd complainant ask defendant if he did not engage at 30s per week, and Capt. Taylor- replied, "Yes." Defendant afterwards came to me and told me to tell com- plainant he would pay him his wages.—Order made for payment of wages at £ 1 5s per week; amount. £ 2 2s 6d and 12s (id costs. Encamping on Highway. —P.C William Richards, r. — Lee, Joseph Lee, and Thomas Lee. Defen- dants nid not. appear. Complainant had served each defendant personally yesterday. He found defendants camping on the Beddgelert road, near Tafarntrip, Festiniog. Thev had fires lighted on the road.-A warrant for disobedience.
EXTREMES or W EAT nr. a.—A corespondent writes: --It would appear from the obituary in the Times of yesterday (July 20) that if extremely cold weather is prejudicial to the health of the aged, excessively hot weather has the came effect on them, as the deaths of eight persons are recorded, four of each sex, whose united ages amount to 674 years, giving an average of eighty-four years and three months to each. The oldest was a gentle- man who had reached the great age of ninety-two years, the youngest of the same sex being eighty. Of the ladies the oldest was eighty-five and the youngest eighty-one years of age. There were the same number of septuagenarians also, whose ages ranged from seventy-one to seventy-eight, four of each sex, and averaged rather more than seventy- four years and four months each. STATISTICAL NOTES. — The Berlin Post computes that since the attempt of Hoe lei upon the life of the German Emperor, up to July 6, 387 persons have been condemned to 666 years of imprison- ment for speaking ill of His Majesty. The total receipts of the Exhibition during the first two months of its existence, excluding Sunday, the 30th ult., amount to 3,122,963 francs. The receipts up to July 8 amount to 3,766,822 francs. In 1867 at tho same time they were 3.750,801 francs, though the opening day was a month earlier. An account of the receipts and expenditure under the Dogs Regulation (Ireland) Act, 1865, for the year which ended December 31, 1877, shows that the total amount received for dog license duty during that year was £ 35,72(5, while the dividend on the investment of money received under the Dogs Act amounted to £ 307. The expenses incurred in the administration of the Act amounted to £14,266, and the surplus moneys paid over to counties, boroughs, towns, and townships pursuant to the Acts 28 Vic., c. 50, and 30 and Vic., c. 116, to £ 21,767. Printed and published at the NoRTH WALES EXPRESS' Offices, New Harbour, Carnarvon, bV RO»F.UT WILLIAMS, Friday, August 2nd, 1878