CORWEN. AMVIEUK L'<;N,KK"I'.—A concert of this description got up in aid of the Reading-room took place at the* National-school on Thursday evening last. The Rev. W. Richardson, M.A., presided, and there were present—Mrs Price, Mr T. R. Wynne, Mr O. Lloyd, Mr T. H. Pryce, Mr E. James, Mr E. Williams, Rev. D. Jones, Mr E. Jones, Rev. H. C. Williams, Mr R. Roberts, &c. The artistes were Eos Maelor, principal tenor at the Bangor Cathedral, assisted by the following ladies and gentlemenMiss L. Williams, Miss A. J. Williams, Miss W. Wood, Miss Appleton accom- panist, Messrs. 0. Roberts, R. Williams, J. Jones, E. M. Jones the Corwen Glee Party, led by Mr J. Hughes; and the Llansantffraid Glee Party, led by Mr Meredith (Eos Dyfrdwy). The room was crowded, and all went through their work well. At the close Eryr Alwen proposed a vote of thanks to all who had assisted, and also to Mr W. Jones for the loan of the piano. This was seconded by Mr R. Williams and carried with acclamation.
CONWAY. HEAVY RAIN.—In consequence of the great thunderstorm and the heavy rains that prevailed on Tuesday afternoon, several houses were flooded, and about four inches of mud was secreted in the parish church. CORPORATION MEETING.—The meeting of the Conway corporation was held on Wednes- day afternoon, at the Guild Hall, when there were presentMessrs A. Wood (Mayor), Aldermen W. Jones (deputy-mayor), and D. Owen, and Council- lors E. E. Davies, W. Jones (Bwlch), W. Jones, ironmonger; W. Davies, 0. Owen (Gyffin), R Fisher, M. D. Edwards, Walton. Mr Thomas Parry. (clerk) was also present. Correspolldenee.-Communications were read from the board's solicitors at London, stating that the Conway Bridge Amendment Bill had passed through the House of Commons, and that the royal consent had been granted. The Star Loan 2 Society promised to offer the board £ 5,000 at 4^ per cent. Alderman W. Jones was of opinion that the charge were too high, and he thought they should have a special meeting to consider the mat- ter as the Bridge would be transferred to the corporation on the second of September. On the motion of the-mayor, seconded by Mr E. E. Davies, it was ultimately agreed to accept the offer of the Star Insurance Society at 4', per cent.—Respecting 2 Mr Greenwood's offer as to the retaking of the bridge tolls, Mr William Jones again observed that they were labouring under some disadvantage as the matter should have been brought before the board for their consideration sooner, and he would propose that a special meeting be held for the purpose of considering the offer, but on the pro- position of Mr E. E. Davies, seconded by Mr Fisher, it was decided to accept Mr Greenwood's offer at L800 a year for three years. The Water Works.—A letter was read from the Local Government Board, expressing an opinion that the whole subject on the water works should be considered by the town council, and suggesting if no decision was come to, that the board set up new works and then ask for the sanction of the required loan. The mayor thoroughly thought the matter should be considered by the board. -A very long discussion ensued. Several members main- taining that there was quite sufficient supply of water, whilst others contended that the water was deficient. Subsequently it was proposed to ap- point Mr Farrar to make a report upon the reser- voir, and submit plans to the Government. Mr Fisher's application for a Lease on the town mountain for quarry purposes was refused. Sanitary Inspector's Report.-The report stated that the erection of the stable sheds for the use of the corporation would be completed in less than a fortnight, and that a piece of land had been en- closed by Mr J. Barber, of Deganwy, which was outside the boundary wall. The other items were of no special public interest. COUNTY COURT, THURSDAY.—Before Mr Horatio Lloyd, judge. Watkins v. Priee.-This case, which was ad- journed from the last. court, was a claim by Mr T. P. Watkins for the recovery of possession of a warehouse in the possession of Mr Wm. Price, wine merchant, Llandudno.—His honour gave judgment for defendant. Owen v. Davies.—Mr Richard Owen, wine merchant, Llandudno, sued Owen and Jane Davies, Blue Bell, Llandrillo, for the sum of X9 14s, balance of account for goods sold and delivered to the female defendant before she married the male defendant.-His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff for the full amount. Roden v. Myers.—Dr Roden, of Llandudno, sued Mr Myers for £11 15s for medical services rendered to him. Mr Wm. Jones, Conway, represented the defendant, and Mr Chamberlain, Llandudno, appeared for the plaintiS.—When the set-off" was read, plaintiff remarked that the whole items were given him as "presents," a remark that caused considerable excitement in court, but an ironical laugh from defendant.—James Mathews, a servant with Dr Roden, said he remembered the eggs coming to Dr Roden's house, when he (wit- ness) offered to pay for them, but defendant refused to receive payment. Witness could not say whether Dr Roden had any jewellerv nor jam" at the defendant s shop.—Mrs Myevs said she had been in Dr Roden's service for a 12 month, and he had been attending her and her husband. She then on her oath, swore that the disputed items wSe sold to plaintiff, and not given: she was not in a position to give nothing away.-Cross- examined by Mr ChamberlainShe had no book of any description, but made the bills out of her memory.—Mr Myers (the husband) was not called, he not having gone out of court during the hearing of the case.-His Honour disallowed the set-off, and allowed the costs. r Roberts v. Jone,Y.-William Roberts, of Colwyn Mill, brought an action against John Jones, Pen- maenan View, Llysfaen, for trespassing on a cer- tain field in his possession.—Mr William Jones, Conway. appeared for defendant, and Mr Davies, Holywell, for plaintiff.—Mr Davies, in his opening remarks, observed that this was a claim for L4 18s 6d for damage done by the defendant, by turning fifteen head of cattle into plaintiff's field. Defendant was a tenant of a mill at Colwyn, under Mrs Williams Wynne, of Cefn, and in October, 1876, defendant did not carry out the mill. Also, the mill and house premises had been given over to his-client at £ 30 a year, under an agreement to give a twelve month's notice. The defendant paid £2 for cover dust from the mill so that virtually the tenancy would be £28. A dispute arose between the party, and Jones turned the water off at the mill Roberts remained at the mill till October, 1877 Jones received notice to quit and an arrangement was made between the parties, and Roberts received £ 9 interest on the premises. About three days before the tenancy expired Jones sent fifteen head of cattle to a field of five acres belonging to plaintiff, and it was for that cause this action was made.-Williain Roberts plaintiff, said he took the possession of Colwyn mill on the 9th of October, 1876, for twelve months at £ 30. This agreement was made, and a twe ve month s notice was required before leaving. Witness then corroborated the statement already made by his solicitor.—Wm. Roberts said a notice to quit was served upon John Jones, and defendant's term expired on the first of May. 1878. When the disnuto arose between plaintiff and defendant respecting the supply of water to the null, he (the witness) pacified matters.—Mr Jeffrey Thomas, an auctioneer, said he was called on the 30th of April last to value the damage done to the field, and lie considered J64 18a 6d a fair sum for it.—Mr Wm. Jones thought the charge was too excessive, according to the damages.-His Honour gave judg- ment for plaintiff, with costs. A Tieklith" Case.—Mr William Lucas. lodgm0 iio ise-keeper, of Llandudno, sued Mr W. Harding, Lester, for £4 10s, the balance for apartments.- Mr Wm. Jones, Conway, appeared for defendant, and Mr Chamberlain, Llandudno, for plaintiff. —Lucas, said he lived at Glanydon, Llan- dudno, a:id in til" month of June last he received letters from ucfondaut, who u idertook to take apartments at his (witness's) house for one mon-h, at £ 2 5s a week, but finally, au agreement was made to let the rooms at dE2. Witness received only one week's pay. The amount claimed was £ 6 10s Id, bnt £ 2 10s Id had. been paid into court. It was not true that his house was covered with fleas," but on one occasion his servant said she saw one (laughter).—Mrs Jones, Minydon, said the plaintiff's house was one of the cleanest house in the neighbourhood.—Edith Draycod (the clever girl) said she was engaged on the 28th of June with plaintiff, and remembered defendants, who were not previously attended by no servant whatever. Mr Lucas was ill at the time, and the meals for defendant were taken through Mrs Lucas's room. The bedrooms were not clean, and got a dust pan from under each bed. Mrs Harding com- plained about the filth. There were a few fleas, and the defendants told her that they had killed seven one morning (laughter).—In cross-examina- tion witness said she did not know whether they were Lester fleas or Llandudno fleas (re-newed laughter).—His Honour gave judgment for defen- dant, giving plaintiff two months' to pay the costs. Richie v. Alexander.-ThIS was an action by Mi- Francis Richie, of Belfast, for the recovery of goods sold and delivered to Mr James Alexander, Mold.—Plaintiff was represented .by Mr Webster, Conway, and Mr Davies, Holywell, appeared for defendant.—The case was non-suited, but not on the merits, owing to insufficient evidence in proving the delivery. The court adjourned at six o'clock to the 28th inst., at 10.30 a.m. The subsequent court to be held at Llandudno on the 3rd of October.
FLINT. On Wednesday last, the members of the Wes- leyan Sunday School of this town had their annual excursion, the place selected this year being Rhyl. The members assembled at the chapel about half past nine, and from there marched to the station singing, and each member wearing a white rosette, and left by the 10 a.m. train. After pleasantly spending the day they returned home by the last train every one pleased with their day's outing. BANK HOLIDAY.—The Bank Holiday on Monday last was observed in the town by all the shops and places of business being closed at noon. The attractions of the day were two grand concerts (afternoon and evening), given in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, by a portion of the one thousand children which sang on Whit-Tuesday last at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, assisted by members of the Birkenhead Cambrian Choral Society. The whole of the pieces were rendered in first-class style under the able leadership of Mr Ebenezer Jones, Birkenhead. The singing of the Misses M. J. Jones and Miss Roberts, Birkenhead, both children of tender years, was very much admired, and were encored every time they made their appearance. The accompanists were Miss Lizzie Jones and Miss Evans (Megan Mon). The attend- ance was not so good as might be expected.
HOLYHEAD. CONCERT.—On Friday evening, August 2nd, the annual concert of the Town Hall Directors was given, when there was a good attendance. Those who took part were Eos Morlais, Llew Llwyfo, Miss E. Roberts, Mrs Kneen, Miss M. Husrhes, Mr W. D. Jones, and Mr J. Hopson. Miss Gwenfil Davies, who has become quite a favourite here, was unavoidably absent through illness. Eos Morlais sang all his pieces with his usual ability, and was enthusiastically received. Llew Llwyfo, as usual, also met a hearty reception, and he had at the request of some gentlemen present to substitute Man the Lifeboat" for one which was down on the programme, and gave a capital ren- dition of it. The ladies sustained their characters which they have gained for themselves. Miss Roberts and Mrs Kneen (both daughters of Mr Roberts, Holland Arms) were very successful in their duetts, "Peace to thy spirit," and "I've wandered in dreams," the latter being highlv ap- preciated by the audience. Mrs Kneen sang" Five o'clock in the morning," and Miss Roberts, "Truth in absence," with equal success. Miss M. Hughes sang Home they brought the warrior dead," and Gyda'r Wawr." Mr W. D. Jones sang unusually well. Of Mr Hopson we may say that his voice is not suited for the Town Hall, and it would have been as well for him not to sing with such men as time Eos Morlais and Llew Llwyfo, but at the same we do not approve of the conduct of those at the farthest end of the hall when he appeared a second time. Altogether the concert was a successful one, and the town hall company deserve praise for securing the service of good singers whenever they give concerts. THE REMOVAL OF SERGEANT HUGHES.—Edward Hughes, who has acted as sergeant of police at IT Holyhead for some time, and who has been in the Anglesey force for upwards of twenty years, had a compliment paid him the other day by the board of guardians. At their fortnightly meeting which was held at the Valley, the board unanimously passed a vote of thanks to Sergeant Hughes (who is now stationed at Beaumaris) for discharging his duties as sergeant of police in such a satisfactory manner. The removal of Sergeant Hughes will doubtless be a loss to the district, and the guardians well knew that he deserved an acknowledgment from them, as he was one of the worst enemies of the detestable tribe of vagrants which are these days a pest in the county.—P. C. Toohil has been appointed sergeant in consequence of his re- moval. PANORAMA.—Every evening this week Messrs. Poole and Young have exhibited their extensive panorama of the Prince of Wales' visit to India, and the Russo-Turkish War, at the Town Hall. The first night they had a good house, and since then, as the character of the entertainment becomes better known, they had larger audiences. A very pleasant evening can be spent at this entertainment. Along the routes which are traversed the audience are accompanied by Mr O. J. Hartwell, who delivers a most interesting lecture. Added to this there are given a number of songs and duetts at intervals, which tend to enliven the proceedings. Mr Dawson is vocifer- ously encored for his rendering of the Turkey and the bear," "There's somebody always at home," &c., and Miss Brougham and Mr Hartwell are very successful with their duetts.
HOLYWELL. THE MONTHLY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Tuesday last before a full bench of magis- trates, but the cases were few and unimportant. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD FOR 1879.—The committee of this Eisteddfod, which is to be held at Holywell, met on Wednesday evening last at the King's Head Hotel. It was annou-nced that the canvass agreed upon at the last meeting with a view of ascertaining the feeling of the town on the matter, had been carried out, and showed the Holvwellites to be in favour of an Eisteddfod next year. It was aLo stated that the guarantee fund had already reached £ 400, and that upwards of £ 20 had been promised by different persons as prizes for competition on various subjects. DEATH OF MR HuTCHFiELD.—It is with sincere regret that we have this week to record the some- what sudden death of Mr Edw. Hutchfield, of Greenhill, which took place yesterday week. De- ceased had been suffering for some time until within the last fortnight, when it was hoped that he was approaching convalescence, but he last week suffered a relapse, which ended fatally on the day mentioned. Deceased was an active poli- tician, and conducted the revision of the county and borough registers for a number of years on behalf of the Liberal party. But his active in- terest in politics ceased after the General Election of 1874, when he laboured hard qn behalf of Sir Robt. Cunliffe. It was not, however, in any one particular sphere that the deceased gentleman's usefulness was felt, but rather in the multitudinous service-' which he discharged, and his loss will be felt by his numerous friends and the public gene- rallv. THE ODDFELLOWS' FESTIVAL.—This festival,— which is looked upon by all, except those Puritan- ical descendants who stand aghast at it while they do not scruple to support similar proceedings at country tea parties, as a very agreeable institution —took place on Monday last, being Bank Holiday. In strict keeping with previous years, the arrange- ments made bj' the members of the Lord Mostvn Lodge of Oddfellows were admirable, but contrary to all previous occasions, the weather was itost un- propitious. Tea was served in the aftei noon at the Holywell Board Schools, and was partaken of by several hundreds. Sports and amusements of all kinds were provided in a field at Ffordd Fer. Be- sides the races, the Girarde troup of acrobats," a juggler and clown, and two negro troups, had been engaged at considerable expense, and contributed greatly, in spite of the unfavourable weather, to the sustenance of the reputation of the festival. Dancing was indulged in to the strains of-the band of the 4th F.R.V. The day's proceedings, as re- gards the programme, were a perfect success, but we fear that pecuniarily the festival was not so successful as its excellence and its object (the augmentation of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund) deserved. We append the principal'' events'' with their results:— Foot Race, 120 yards (for Holywell youths under 14 years of age). 1st prize, 7s (id; 2nd. 4s 3rd, 2s. Entry, 3d. 1st. Edward Williams; 2nd, Edward James 3rd, John Henry Conlon. Oaklands' Prizes.-Foot Race, 120 yards, for youths under 16 years of age. 1st prize, 15s; 2nd, 7s 6d; 3rd, 2s Gd. Entry, M. 1st, Charles Davies; 2nd, Edward John Jones 3rd, Thomas Roberts. The Memorial Prize.—For youths under 18 years of age, residing within three miles of Holywell. 1st prize, an elegant (E. P.) Silver Cup, presented by the late P. Ellis Eyton. Esq., M. P.; 2nd prize, 10s; 3rd prize, 5s. Entry is. 1st, George Parry; 2nd, Edward John Jones. For this race two persons living beyond the prescribed district entered and came first to the winning post, but they were disqualified. The "Picton" Hurdle Race, 220 yards, over three flights of hurdles. 1st prize, a Gold Locket, value £1 is, with £ 1 Is money, added 2nd prize, 15s; 3rd prize, 7s Cd. The whole of these prizes were privately subscribed 1 <y Members of the Picton Lead Mining Company Limited. 1st, Geo. Minshull; 2nd, 11. Williams; 3rd, George Parry. The Grosvenor Prizes.-Flat Race.-A quarter of a mile (open). 1st prize, One Guinea; 2nd prize. 12s 6d; 3rd prize, 7s Gd, Entry, is. 1st, Robert Williams; 2nd, T. Glynne; 3rd, E. Evans. SCHOOL BOARD MONTHLY MEETING, WED- NESDAY, AUGUST 7th.—Present, Mr Richard Gratton (chairman), J. Brittain (vice-chairman), and Mr Charles Evans. Clerk, Mr E. M. Evans. After the reading and confirmation of the minutes, the first matter on the agenda was: ,¡ Perpetual IMotion !At the last meeting, Mr Hughes gave notice that he would move at the present meeting a resolution to the following effect: —" That, inasmuch as the existing rules and regu- lations of the Holywell Board Schools are imprac- ticable and illegal, they be rescinded, and that others be framed in conformity with the Education Act, and whieh can be forced beneficially to the board, the teachers, the scholars, and the rate- payers." The clerk lead a letter from Mr Hughes, stating that he was unable to be present, and applying that his motion should be postponed until the next meeting. Some conversation en- sued as to the regularity or irregularity of these monthly motions, the same motion having been brought forward about half-a-dozen times in different forms. Indignation was expressed at Mr Hughes's conduct, one member remarking that he had made the Holywell School Board the laughing stock of the country. The fate of the motion was afterwards postponed until next meet- ing, in order that the chief mourner might be present. A New Clerk of the Works.—The monotony of the board's routine was agreeably broken by Mr Thomas Hughes. In the letter referred to in the last paragraph, the writer stated that during one of his visits to the Bagillt schools, he observed the bricks used by the contractors for building the closets were of an inferior character, and contrary to the specifications. He had called the attention of the clerk of the works to the matter, who had brought it under the notice of the con- tractors, and their reply (so says Mr Hughes's letter) was that they could not get better bricks." But this was not all. Mr Hughes, presumably apprehensive that the board would not accept his unsupported testimony, had forwarded with his letter a parcel, carefully wrapped in paper and tied. On the parcel being opened, some amuse- ment was caused by a member suggesting that the contents must be a sample of bun loaf to be given in a treat to the children of the board schools. But it was nothing so palatable, it being (to quote the words written on a label pasted on it) a "sample brick used in building the closets, Bagillt Board Schools." The letter before referred to directed the clerk to "preserve" the brick until next meeting.—The Vice-chairman: It should be borne in mind that Mr Hughes has not been appointed to visit and report upon the works. He has no right to do so. And I reckon these visits and reports of his as so many intrusions.- The Chairman: Yes, and we must teach him that. At least, we must tell him; we cannot teach him, I suppose.—Mr Charles Evans: I can't see that his services are required, because the clerk of the works is able to go about now. -The clerk read the report of the clerk of the works, which was in flat contradiction with Mr Hughes's letter.—The board expressed themselves satisfied, and the letter, together with the brick, were allowed (literally) to "lay on the table." Government Inspector's Reports.-The Govern- ment Inspector reported as follows :—Boys' School (Halkyn-street) The entrance porch is very un- tidy the walls were dirty; the floors should be washed at least once a month. Fresh black boards and easels, two complete sets of books, and a map of Europe are needed. A capital examination has been passed in the standard work. The grammar was extremely good, bordering upon excellent. The geography of the second and third standards was very fair of the fourth, fifth, and sixth stan- dards, only moderately fair. Mr Pierce is an honest worker, and an able schoolmaster.—Girls' and Infants' School (Halkyn-street) Two com- plete sets of books, reading sheets, and more black boards and easels cards on form and colour and coloured pictures of animals and flowers, are required. The walls need re-colouring; the floors should be washed at least once a month. A good examination has been passed in the standard work; the arithmetic was close upon excellent, for a girls' school. The grammar was very good indeed. The number of the infants was only moderately fair, in other respects they were fair. The geography of the second standard was, perhaps, pretty good, and the third standard fair; of the fourth, fifth, and sixth standards, lacking in intelligence and accuracy. Girls should be taught needlework in- stead of geography as a class subject. Mrs Pierce is an honest worker and an able school-mistress. I am to state that honour certificates cannot be issued for Robert Roberts and Charles Leaning, as my lords do not consider themselves authorized to depart in this case from the regulation made by the department under the eighteenth section of the Elementary Education Act, 1876, by which 350 attendances are required. Only two of the scholars for whom honour certificates are claimed satisfy the requirements of fhe regulations of 9th February, 1877. Martha Jones passed well: and R. Humphreys, M. Nuttall, A. M. Powell, and B. A. Hughes, fairly but Nuttall should attend to euclid, and Powell and Hughes to his- tory. Humphreys should be informed that lie is now qualified under Article 79, but can only qualify himself under Article 60 by passing satis- factorily the examination specified under Article 91. With reference to the Infant Board School (Spring Gardens), the inspector reported: The needlework of the infants was good. The reading of the first class was good; their tables and their [ numbers will need little more care. The work of the other classes was about good. The first standard wa« weak. Both order and physical excercises were good. Mrs Parry is pleasant and kind with infants. This school is a promising one. -The grant this year for the Halkyn-street Board Schools is £177 19s 2d, as compared with X196 last year, but, as the vice-chairman remarked, the present head teachers are in no way respon- sible for the decrease, having had t1:" are of the schools for so short a period. The Opening of the Bagillt Sctool-.—Proposed Demonstrat'wn.—A. subject which occupied some time in discussing was the desirability of having a time in discussing was the desirability of having a public demonstration on the Occasion of opening j the above schools.—The Vice-chairman felt dis- posed to give the children attending the board schools a treat, and to make a public demonstra- tion that day.—The Chairman said, that although lie was not very aatat > the suggestion, he would prefer having the aifair over quietly, with- out any demonstration.—Mr Charles Evans was iu favour of a demonstration, providing it could be got up without diving too deeply into the rate- payers' pockets.—After some conversation, it was decided, on the motion of the Vice-Chairman, to open the schools on the 2nd September, by a public meeting at two o'clock in the afternoon.-r-The Chairman proposed Mr Walker, as one of the largest ratepayers in the neighbourhood, to occupy the chair at the meeting. This was seconded and agreed to.—The Clerk was directed, on the motion of the Vice-chairman, to write to his Grace the Duke of Westminister, Lord Mostyn, Lord Richard Grosvenor, M.P., Mr John Roberts, M.P., Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart., Mr Jackson (Gyrn), the Messrs. Muspratt, Major Conwy, Mr Roskell, Mi Sankey, the members of the late board, &c., soliciting their presence at the public meeting. Monthly Reports.—The report of Mr and Mrs Pierce for the rÐolth ending July 26th shuwe 11 le average attendance of boys and girls to be 129-8 and 9f 5 respectively. Six children had been admitted and two had left. The report complained of the new scholars not bringing with them the necessary certificates to ensure proper entries into the Child's School Book. The report stated that the School Attendance Committee of the Holywell Union had refused to remit 'fees of non-p:mper children who attend this school, and that in con- sequence one scholar had to retaove to another school. The report also called attention to repairs wanted and to the holidays -The report for the same period of Mrs Parry, of the Spring Gardens Infant School, showed the number on the books at present to be 82, as compared with 75 last month. Attention was also called to the want of school apparatus.—With reference to holidays, it was lipp, decided, on the motion of the Vice-chairman, to break up on Friday (to-day), and continue the holidays for three weeks, resuming duties on the same date as the Bagillt Schools, September 2nd, and reserving one week's holiday for Christmastide. —A committee was appointed to see to the repairs and cleaning of the schools during the holidays.— With reference to the Child's School Book, it was agreed, on the motion of the Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr Charles Evans, that the teac hers be authorized to fill up the Child's School Book, and to obtain the most reliable information avail- .able for the same. Miscellaneous.—A letter was read from Mr Hill, the architect, asking the board to name some day after the 13th inst., on which he could meet them, as before that day he would be from home. The board agreed to meet that day three weeks, instead r of the following Wednesday.—An application far a situation as pupil teacher was held over until next meeting.—The tender of Mr J. J. Evans, draper, of X,30, for the spare land on the Infant School site was accepted. A number of cheques were signed, and the board separated.
LLANSANTFFRAID, near CORWEN. SUNDAY SCHOOL DEMONSTRATION.—On Monday last, the Baptist Sunday-schools of Llansantffraid, Cynwyd, and Corwen, held their annual cymanfa here. The meetings were conducted by Mr W. Roberts, Post-office, and the Rev. H. C. Williams, Gorwen. Very interesting programmes were gone through, which showed that the pupils in these schools are thoroughly drilled in Scriptural know- ledge. Between the two meetings the scholars to the number of near three hundred were regaled with tea and bun cake in the National schoolroom, and after tea, leave was kindly given to the children to indulge in innocent games on a field belonging to Mrs Jones, of Pellybont.
LLANDUDNO. LLANRWST EISTEDDFOD.—We are happy to state that the chair at the Llanrwst Eisteddfod was won by our esteemed townsman, the Rev. R. Parry (Gwalchmai). A STORM.- W e were visiced by a very heavy storm early on Saturday morning, and in conse- quence of which the regatta was postponed to Tuesday. Much. damage was done to the yachts and boats belonging to the New Brighton Sailing Club. The Irene, which was moored off the pier, became a total wreck, and the Dagmer sank at her moorings; three .planks of the Nautilus were smashed, and the Curleus was greatly damaged. FIRE.-About mid-day on Monday, a fire broke out at the back premises of Mr T. W. Griffith, ironmonger, &c., Mostyn-street. It appears that some rubbish was being burnt in the yard, and from unexplained cause, the fire reached a cask of paraffin oil that lay in a shed adjoining the ware- house. Immediately the yard was in flames, and an alarm was at once given. The fire brigade, with their usual promptitude, arrived on the scene in seven minutes, and had it not been for their energetic exertions, no doubt the flames would have reached the adjoining warehouse. A whole cask of paraffin oil was destroyed by the furious element. THE FIRST LANCASHIRE VOLUNTEERS.—A detach- ment of the First Lancashire Volunteers, under the command of Major Turner, arrived here on Satur- day, for eight days' encampment. A church parade was held on Sunday, at eleven o'clock, the chaplain being the Rev Mr Bridewell. On Monday a small detachment went on route march to Conway, accompanied by the following officers:- Majors Turner and Tumilty, Captains Holme, Holden, Wynnstanley, Pilkington, and Captain and Adjutant Gray, the transport officer Lieuts. Sherwood, Corban, S. V. Smith, Viniilg, Hox- with, Jordan, Jones, Maddocks, and Quarter- master Drisbane. The camp is situated on Fferam Farm field, and the canteen is under the control of Mr Thos. Hughes. Parade Hotel. THE INSPECTION. Colonel Berry, of Liverpool, inspected the corps on Wednesday afternoon, and the men (number- ing 293, including officers) acquitted themselves remarkably well in the column movements, double company, &c., finishing up with the new attack drill, which was extremely well executed, and the final charge up the hill being magnificent. After the inspection, Colonel Berry addressed the officers and men, and expressed himself highly pleased with the inspection, and complimented them on their social-like appearance and general efficiency. He then inspected the camp, and declared it to be in very goo i order. Afterwards he dined at. the officers' mess, during which the splendid band played various selections. This detachment represents a battalion of nearly a thousand strong, and it is one of the oldest corps in the kingdom, having being started by Colonel Bousfielcl, M.P. for Bath.
CAMP LIFE. Strict military discipline is carried out at the camp—the reveille is sounded every morning at six o'clock; guards are changed at it quarter to seven morning drill at seven o'clock, and break- fast at 8.15; commanding parade, in full dress, 10.30, and dinner at one. Afternoon parade at three, and evening meal at six. The retreat is sounded at sunset. The men are allowed leave after the afternoon parade, till 9.30, and at 10 o'clock the tattoo is sounded, and the lights are out at 10.15. All men that do not make their ap- pearance at that hour are reported the next morn- ing, and the usual punishment is inflicted. On Thursday, at nine o'clock, they paraded with i 20 rounds of blank animation, and went through a .c. sham fight, the scenery portion being the Little Orme's Head. The band played on the pier on Thursday nig/iy on the parade on Wednesday night, and at tue horticultural show on Thursday. We have much pleasure in stating that tsic conduct of the men has been highly satisfactory, and no complaints whatever have been made against them.
MOLD. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. On Monday last the "treats" of the various Sunday Schools of the town were held, according to agreement made between the delegates from each Sunday School within walking distance of the town- When the movement was started it was thought that one procession might be made of all the schools, and that they might all go to the same field together, but this fell through but it was agreed to hold them on the same day, and not go out of town by rail. Accordingly Monday last was chosen as the day, and it being Bank Holiday as well, it was expected that it would be recognised as an holiday by all the tradesmen of the town. However, such was not the case, as certain grocers of the town kept open until the afternoon. It is a pity that whoever is to blame could not see the folly of being so obstinate on such occasion, as we aie sure that it would not be any loss to them to suspend their business for the whole day. The weather was not very favourable, but all say they cajoyed themselves very much, and that everything passed off happily. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOLS met at the National Schools in large numbers, and proceeded through the County Hall Field, thence up Chester-street and High-street to Rhual Ucha' Park, kindly lent by Mrs Philips, headed by the Band of the Buckley Engineers. Tea was pro- vided under cover for the scholars, and in the field for the teachers and-others, and Mr Job Edwards' catering gave satisfaction. Dancing and all sorts of games were enjoyed until the evening, when the procession was re-formed, and marched home headed by the band. There was a large number present, and all joined in a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Philips for her kindness. THE ENGLISH WESLEYAN SCHOOL marched through the town, headed bj a fife and drum band, to a field at Broncoed, kindly lent by Mr Jacob Forrest, where the usual amusements were kept by the company, all of whom seemed to enjoy themselves. THE WELSH WESLEYAN SCHOOL marched through the town in a large procession, headed by the Revs H. and R. Hughes, and sang several hymns. After tea they amused themselves on the Bailey Hill. THE WELSH BAPTIST SCHOOL mustered very fairly, and afer singing very well about the town they proceeded to Peny ffordd, where they amused themselves with the usual games. THE WELSH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL had tea at their place of worship in New-street, and afterwards went to a field of Mr Peter Jones, of Tyddynucha', where they enjoyed themselves in the usual manner. THE PRIMITIVE METHODIST SCHOOL had a very neat procession, and their singing was very good. After parading the town they went to their place of worship in Chester-street, where they partook of tea, &c. CONGREGATIONAL (ENGLISH). This school, which at present in the Church, Tyddyn-etrcet, had a ueat schoolroom now being built, It has also a branch school at Bromficld. T:,c teachers and scholars, numtioiinrj 200, formed i:;t. a procession at the Church about. 1 o'clock, headed by the, Mold Brass Band, under the leadership of Sergt. Luther Jones. The scholars carried a number of banners, one being a large on presented to the school by one of the teachi I- dr J. D. Richards), on which its name was printed in large letters. Each scholar either wore or carried a small hunch of flowers. The procession passed up Hieh-street to the field in I front of Fro,; •» ;;it Vn,ML- some,of their hymns, thence by »'*H> V.-sy- of the Lead Mills to Ty'ntwli. Heiu tea v/as provided t', e s friends. Mr Walker and IKS family had ^ttcd up some barns most t mffrtably, FO that had the weather proved more unfavourable, Raines could have been played under cover. During the evert- ing the band discourse 1 some good music, while foot races and various games were indulged in. Before leaving, hearty cheers were given for the friends at Ty'ntwll for tliei-i- kindness. Abort -8 o'clock the homeward proces;-ion wa; f~rVoed, and the members marched to the Chuich, where hearty cheers were given for the -vho >I, its pastor, and teachers, and other friends. A hvmn was tung, and God save the Queen played by the band. The branch school at North op joined in the pro- cession, at the Lead Mills, and united in the treat, so that about 250 sat down to tea. TIIE of New-street, Maesydro and Pentrv5, met at their chapel in New-street at 2 o'clock, where an im- mense procession was formed wjiich paraded the principal streets in the town, and after singing several hymns at the Cross, resorted to the Market Hall where tea awaited them. The following ladies kindly officiating at the tables, together with a large number of male and female assistants, —Mrs Samuel Lloyd, Stanley-place Mrs Henry Parry, Stanley-place; Miss Ellis, Glan'rafcn; Misses Minshull, Police Station; Misses Andrews, New-street: Miss Roberts, Pen-y-fford#; Misses S. A. and Ernily Jones, New-street; Miss Price, Ponterwyl; Mrs Hughes, Pentre Mills; Misa Annie Hughes Jones, New-street Miss Felix, Board Schools; Miss M. E. Jones, Wrexham- street, and others. The tea and eatables were very good. Mr Edward Adams, Wrexham-street, supplied the bread and gave much satisfaction. After all had been satisfied the procession was reformed and marched to a field at Rhual Ucha, kindly lent for the occasion by Mrs Phillips. Here all kind of innocent amusements were indulged in, everybody seeming to enjoying themselves thoroughly. Several anthems were sung in good style. After the play was over, Mrs Phillips kindly threw open her gardens which were much admired by alL After these had been inspected several hymns were sang when the company pro- ceeded homeward, all being well pleasi cl with the treat, but not before very hearty vofe of thanks had been passed to Mrs Phillips for her kindness. It had been arranged to hold a competitive meet- ing in the Market Hall," brf, it was inevitably postponed to another day. We are glad to say that everything passed off satisfactorily despite the unfavourable weather in the early part oi the day. Mr E. P. Jones (Glairrafon Bvevverj) sup- plied the hot water, for which he receives many thanks. CRICKET.—MOLD o. BAGILLT.—Played at Mold on Saturday last. MOLD. R. J. Williams b Lyster 0 c Tanant b R. Jon *a 2 C. Rogers run out 0 O. S. Jones b Lyster. 1 a J. Roberts b Eyre 10 b Eyre 8 W. P. O'Connor run out 0 not out.. 23 P. Dykins c Bratt b Evans 13 nor, out. 3 W. Twist c J. Tanant b Eyre 1 T. A. Lambert not out 14 W. Davies b Lyster 1 W. Hampson c Evans b Lyster 5 Stanley Smith b Evans lb Jones. 8 Extras 0 Extras 19 47 63 BAGTLLT. W. T. Pierce b J. Roberts 0 A. R. Evans b dot .10 J. Tanant b do. 0 W. Tanant run out 5 H. Lyster run out 1 T. D. Owen b J. Roberta 2 R. A. T. Jones b Smith 13 J. B. Asterlev b O. S. Jones. 14 W. Eyre c sub. b O. S. Jones 5 A. Foulkes b Smith 0 E. Bratt not out 0 Extras 2Q 70 CRICKET.—MOLD V. WAVERTREE (LIVERPOOL).— This, the chief match in the Mold season, was played in the Lead Mills Meadow, on Bank Holi- day last, and after a very pleasant game, resulted in a decisive victory for the home team by ten wickets. The match was well patronised, and the spectators were rewarded by a good display of • cricket. Mr Darbyshire, with his slows," took three wickets with three consecutive balls, thus earning a new bat. Score:—
WAVERTREB. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. J. Grierson c Jones b Lam- bert 7 lbwb Jones 6 T. Sidwell b Roberts 2 c Darbyshire b janes 5 T. Stubbs b Roberts .7 bDirbysbire 9 J. Collins c and b Roberts 11 c Smith b Roberts.. C. Maitland b Lambert 1 run cut 9 W. Graham b Roberts .I b Darbyshire 0 C. Lucy b Roberts 2 b J. Roberts 3 W. Newcombe not out 4 b Darbyshire 0 T. Parsonage b Roberts 0 not out 0 C. Rogers run out 3 b Roberts 0 C. Johnson st S. Williams b Lambert 0 b Darbyshire 1 Extras 7 Extras ..3 4-5 36 MOtD. T-Darbyshiremneut. 1 R. J. :Williams b Graham 0 P. Dykins run out 5 not out 10 W. P. O'Connor b Graham ..1 J. Roberts c and b'Graham 18 T. A. Lambert c Collins b Graham. 5 S. Williams b Collins. 1 W. Johnson I b w b Grierson 10 O. S. Jones b Collins 2 Stanlev Smith not out 5 not ont I J. E. Davies b Graham 13 Extras • 12 Extras.. I 73 12
PORTMADOO. A SHIP LACNCH.—About eleven o'clock, on Saturday morning last, a beautiful three-masted schooner was successfully launched from the build- ing yard of Messrs. J. and D. Jones, shipbuilders of this town. A great many spectators had gathered to witness the proceedings. The vessel's name is C. E. Spooner, after the name of the gentle- man that struck the bottle. Captain Jones; the late able master of the John Evans, will be the master of the new vessel. Its length (keel) is 98 feet, breadth 23} feet. 2 CIRCUS.—An American circus paid us a visit on Tuesday. A procession headed by a band went along the High-street before the proceedings com- menced. ATHLETIC at one o'clock p.m., the "Athletic Sports" were held at the Traeth Mawr. It was patronised by a great number of the nobilii v gentry, and many people had gathered together.
NEW DEFINITION.—" Equality means," says a t certain writer, a desire b be c.'pal to your buyeiiuio, .u.d superior to your equal*
BODEDERN. MEDICAL.-—Amongst the successful i ■' ii<'S at the Preliminary Examination of the F. 1 utv- of Physicians andSurgeons, Glasgow, held <>v --It:; and 20th ult., we are glad to find the nuinc of Owen Henry Evans, son of the Rev. Eb. n Evans, Calvinistic Minister, Bodedern, placed iu the first division. He was prepared for this vimi- uation by Mr Hughes, Collegiate School, Bodedein, Under whose tuition no less than ten candidates succeeded in passing a similar exanimation during the last eight years.
THE ANNUAL REGATTA. The annual regitta, which was announced to take place on Saturday, b it had to be postponed owing to unfavourable weather, came off on Tues- day last. At the outset the weather was exceed- ingly fine, but towards the close the sky darkened, and a terrific thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rain, prevailed. Tne pierhead had been nicely decorated with flags for the occasion, and thou- sands of people gathered there to witness the con- test. The hill above the Baths was also thronged with spectators. Only two entries were made for yachts from six to ten tons, viz., the Wonderful and the Minnow. The Mostyn Cup, presented by the Hon. Lady Augusta Mostyn, for yachts not exceeding five tons, only attracted one entry, viz., the Loreile (Mr T. W. Eyton) which sailed over the course. Mr J. M. Hannay (commodore of the Dee Club), acted as commodore, and Mr Hamilton as vice-commodore. The arrangements of the committee were carried out satisfactorily by Dr Williams, Messrs G. Felton, — Cheesmaa, G. F. Felton, L. Kerr, W. Owen, and others. The first race (prize, a cup) for yachts from six to ten tons, included the Wonderful (Mr T. H. Eyton), and the Minnow (Mr P. A. Lloyd), the former taking the lead, started about one o'clock. The course was from the bay to the constable buoy, thence to a flag boat one mile to the N.E. of the Great Orme's Head, thence to the committee boat, situated about 150 yards from the pier, back again to the flag boat off Great Orme's Head, and re- turning to the committee boat. In passing the committee boat on the first round the Wonderful was time! at 3.45, and the Minnow at 3.46, and on their return the former reached at 4.4}, and the latter, 4.6J. New Brighton Sailing Club Boats, prize, a £10 cup.-Elaine, Mr Bouch; Tyro, Mr Willmer Curlew, Mr Clayton. In returning from the con- stable buoy the Curleio withdrew, but the Elaine and Tyro proceeded towards the flag boat, the latter reaching the committee boat at 3 53b, and the latter at 3.56. A purse of £ 10, for the first class open boats, not exceeding 26ft. keel. Great Orme, L. Kerr; the Comet, Ed. Jones, Bangor; Nightingale, J. Wil- liams. The Comet and the Nightingale kept close together on the first round, the Nightingale at times taking the lead, but at the finish the Comet arrived at 3.7; Great Orme, 3.8}, and the Nightingale at 3.10^. The Cornet has taken nineteen prizes in succes- sion. A purse of £ 5.—For the second class open sail- ing boats, not exceeding 20 feet keel. First prize, £ 3; 2nd, £1 10s. There were only two entries, viz., the Cozco and the Excel. The Excel came in at 3-28, and the Cozco at 3-36. The course for these first and second class boats was from the bay to the flag buoy opposite the Hydropathic Establishment, thence to the flag boat one mile off the Great Orme's Head, back again past the committee boat, to the flag boat opposite the Hydropathic Establishment, thence to the flag boat and returning tc the committee boat. The Craig-1 e-Stakes.—For 4-oared in-rigged rowing boats. Distance, 1A mile. First prize, 12 10s: second prize, 10s. Mistletoe, Joseph Jones; Pride of the Bay, Edward Jones. The Mistletoe won by about half-a-length. Stakes for second class 4-oared rowing boats.- First prize, X2; second prize, 10s. There were three entries-Colinbone, Henrietta, and Sarah Elizabeth. Colinbone came in first, and Henri- etta second. A pair-oared rowing race.—First prize, £1; second prize, 10s. Five entries. Kate, Star, Fawn, Swallow, Annie. Fawn won the first prize, and Star the second. A swimming race, 150 yards.—First prize, t I; second prize, 10s. The swimming race caused a deal of excitement, seven men competing, only three were able to complete the distance, Mr Joseph Condol being the first, and about a yard's length before Mr W. Smith. Mr Berryman came in third. A swimming race, 100 yards.-For boys under 15 years of age. First prize, £ 1; second prize, 10s. Only two entered, and Master Juby took the first prize, and Master S. Jackson, the second. Jackson was in an exhaustible condition when taken to the boat. A punt race.—First prize, il second prize, 10s. Five ei-itries--Lily, Kate, Silver Spray, Emily, and Glide. Kate won the first prize, and Emily the second. The regatta had only just finished when a heavy thunderstorm commenced, and lasted for about an hour.