THURSDAY EVENING. „ PARLIAMENT- In t?° V?3! 0F LOKDS—'WEDNESDAY. HVNNF^ °YSE °F Lords, amendments to the *GSEA T0C ^OLL2ON (^0TLAND) BIU WERE House adjourned at 5.25. Q„ FI COMMONS.—AYKDXESDAY CU8F0 G F°R ^LIR^ reading of the PROW V Inland Revenue Bill, Mr Lefevre INSURED NNST A NEW PROBATE SCAL«» and IOIT)NR+ J OVERUMERIt for introducing so Hot K MEASURE AT a time when it could CHERUB ,CU!SE(I- THE Chancellor of the EX- OWV A N^TCD that there was force in the but RA*SEC* "BY TTE honourable member, AIDERARI ^R- THOSE objections could be con- read 3I:EW Parliament. The Bill was RD The National Debt and ^°UCLS passed through com- In5°SSE 0F LORDS.—THURSDAY. TION Tni USE LORDS TO"^AY the Appropria- OORRMF+ I AL,FL Parliamentary Elections and time JJ^RAETICES BILLS WERE REA,I FOR the first Qunlifi ^-E ^^CIPAL Corporations Property —THP Abolition Bill passed committee. READ JI 'LNPANICS' Act Amendment Bill was Cornrn T RC* TIME> amendments.—The AQIP^J011 LAW Procedure and Judicature Act POTHER. passed committee.—The HY*- theth' ^Y?°^ION (Scotland) Bill was read for \V&S+'K P16 WITH amendments. The House &feQa$°urned. INTY IR °F COMMONS.—THURSDAY. the of Commons to-day the Chan- Holidav A + ^'XC^EFLUER SAID that the Bank BUSINESS WI,uld not interfere with election asked. if FY11 FASTER Monday.—Lor i Hartington WERE t H JAES°tiations as to the Greek frontier prodim I C^OSE(I before further papers were PFOMIS D Chancellor the Exchequer °IAKE 6 FLILFLU^RE whether it was possible to raake any addition to the papers already pre- THE P '77 N TIE motion for the third reading of TICEG ^11LANAENTARY Elections and Corrupt Prac- bill -WV Anderson protested against the The CL^ WAS a Government Election cry.— i-t. Cabs and Corruption Bill was read the "'Ul'd tù:n.e. THE MID] OTHTAN CAMPAIGN. ^ADSTONE will deliver two speeches to ECtors of Midlothian to-day at Corstor- TIWI6 A„U<^ Katho, three and nine miles respec- £ ly'fr°m Edinburgh. ^.DALKEITH opens his campaign to-day, by ^?81UG the electors at Currie. His Lord- fihorf announced his intention of making PJ. ADDRESSES only. The Conservative place RE^^I.LCE UPON their organisation, and the SPEAT WEDN^day next Mr Gladstone will on AN average three times a day. It is TOP ^TOODTHAT the pledges on the Disestablish- °F the Scotch Church Question will be SEUTL The right ho?:. YI?NAAN has been solicited to pay a flying PERTH to support Mr Donald Currie'S ^DATURE. SOCIAL and East Scottish Liberal As- NATIONS harve arranged for a monstre meet- g at Stow, in the extreme east of Midlothian STRICT, on Easter Tuesday. THE GENERAL ELECTION- W PUNDEE, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. — Mr ^TMAN Bary, of the Temple Club, London, th °L intimated his intent on of contesting ^RRI boroughs as a Radical and Home Ruler, tio VE<A^ DUNDEE to-day. He had a consulta- "^ITH his friends this forenoon, and is arrangements for promoting his candi- ASA■" • Dundee Licensed Victuallers tn ^CLATI°N, at a meeting held to-day, decided T0IMPORT Mr Yeoman. has ?.ERMINSTER.—Mr WM. Green (Liberal) PARJ5 E^> Replying to a deputation Dr JURE th STA.^ED that he would do nothing to in- GJVE Liberal prospects, but could not yet O-N 4. A ^FINITE answer as to whether he would I*? P l> 8U'HC+-^IJ:0TJTIISNRT!'E-—Broderick has been CAN(J.UTED for Mr Leman as second Liberal ERICK COUNTY.—The Nationalists will T?AT £ *ORWARD John Sarsfield Casey, an ex- M&^ipRISOIJER- J" ^BBS, C.B., of London, has been selected AT SERAIS to oppose Lord Lennox. HAS Capt. Redmond, Home Ruler, A COUNCIL AT WINDSOR- Lord Beauchamp, the J)/TE OF Northumberland, Lord Cairns, and Mr AX Paddington Station by special train v_ I •1IJ° TNIS morning to attend the Council to J> AT Windsor Castle this afternoon. Lord TO-RDG^T probably remain at the Castle AGRARIANISM. KILDVSFT^F NAnied John Edwards, residing at lie WAN NII TAS DRI^N? home last night when severelv .NOAREO8SHILLBy two men, and so SSr baaten that his Hfe is m imminent the outrae(.an w pute is stated to have led to e ou rage. No arrests have been made. „ MARKETS- LONDON, CATTLE—A+ + Attendance consisted L 8 TR]CET IHE quiet at 4s to 5s lod • 49NN vEASTS' 1WBICH WERE 4s 6d; 1070 calves froM~5« «?&H° QUIE^ AT No foreign supplies. ° PER ^BS. BIRMINGHAM, CORN—T, I. rather improved condition, JOV F'ATI™ more money. American, A QUIP+ + a of the better description a shilling S°ME the week. SMUING dearer on
DARING ROBBERY BY BOYS AT CARNARVON. CLEVER CAPTURE BY THE POLICE At the Borough Magistrates' Court, ON Mondav BEFORE Aldermen G. R Rees (in the CHAS and ¥*• W. Roberts, two boys, Robert Jones and lIenry Owen, of James' Court, aged respectively and 11 years, were brought up charged with Sleaking into the shop of Mr Pritchard, general Pool-street, Carnarvon, on Tuesday LAST Prothero conducted the case for the PC*TION, and the prisoners were undefended.— ^TCHARD said he was a grocer and general Q carrying on business at Pool-street, hi# T011, 0N WEDNESDAY last he found that «V °P had been broken into. The fly-door HAFLVV trap-door was left unlocked. Two tills TW N EMPTIE^1 °F coppers, which had been left <son £ °Vel" n.IGHT" FRBORE WAS FROM £ 2 T0 F2 103 IN WHIPV1 NUSS^JG' AND 2s in silver, a half-crown 80TO WAS MARKING some tea, ARID threepence ofE TU8CNW8U^!>R' BACK door was open when he TH FL6R ^IE robbery, but was generally bolted. T^E -L °OR MUST have been opened from the inside, I "oys effecefgauentrance through the trap- OWEN ESCAPINK BY the back door. Henry nad\ been in witness' service; but not regularly employed. He found him to be a very good and honest boy then. P.O. 38 (Thomas Rowlands) said he had information of the robbery, and he saw the two boys abiut five o'clock on Thursday evening last in Castle Square. They ran away when they saw witness. He overtook and apprehended Henry Owen. He saw that he had a new scarf on, and he said his mother had bought it. He took him to the police station, and when he charged him he admitted that he and Robert Jones went into the shop through the trap door, and he began to cry. Witness then went to Robert Jones' house, and asked his father if his son was in. The former replied tiiat he was not. Witness then went into the house and found him in a recess under the stairs, where they kept coal. The boy was emptying his pockets of coppers, and hiding them in the coals. He searched the coals, and found fifteen pence there. Sergt. Jones searched the boy in witness' presence, and found 3s. 5d. in coppers in his pockets. The boy afterwards told witness that he gave some money to his brother- 4s. or 5s.-10td. to another man, and he spent the rest in sweets. He denied in the house, but when witness brought him down to the office he admitted where he got the money from. Henry Owen gave 5s. to a person named Richard Williams to keep until Easter for him, Is. 6d. to Robert Jones' mother, he lost some, and spent the remainder in sweets. The bojs told witness that they had taken the money from the shop together, and shared it between them. The boys' parents elected that they should be dealt with summarily, and after the charge had been read to the boys, they both pleaded guilty, out denied having taken so much as had been missed, Robert Jones saying that what they had stolen was Xi Os. 9d., and Henry Owen said it was X I 6s. 9d., when Robert Jones said it might be so, Henry Owen knew better than he. Alderman G. R. Rees: There is a strong suspicion that the parents knew all about it. The boys' parents denied all knowledge of the robbery, and the Bench sentenced the boys- Henry Owen to seven days' imprisonment, and five years in a reformatory, and Robert Jones to one month's imprisonment, and five years in a reformatory. The Bench said that the constable who had charge of this case had acted in a most praise- worthy and intelligent manner, and they hoped that the Chief Constable would find it possible to give him some reward. Mr Pritchard asked permission of the Chief Constable to make the officer a handsome reward.
WELSH CA]VINISTIC METHODIST MISSION IN INDIA. The Colonies and India (a weekly newspaper) of the 13th inst. contains the following:—"The Calvinistic Methodists of Wales have a flourishing mission in the Khasia and Jaintia Hills, wkich form part of a lofty range of mountains on the north-eastern frontier of Bengal and are situate in the piovince of Assam. It was in June, 1841, when the first missionary arrived in Khasia, and settled near the large village of Cherrapoonjee, and now, by the blessing of God on the efforts of a small band of labourers, we find, from the statistics received for the year 1878, that there are on the Khasia and Jaintia Hills 24 Christian churches, having 1408 persons connected with them, as communicants or candidates, and Sab- bath Schools attended by 2264 persons. The total number of those who have given up heathen practices, who keep the Sabbath and attend the means of grace, is 2575. There are 132 Sabbath School teachers, 15 deacons, and 16 native preachers. The sum of X116 3s 7d was contributed towards evangelistic and other religious purposes during the past year. When the missionaries commenced their labours in Khasia the people had no literature or any written language; but several books have now been published. Of those we may mention two editions of the New Testament, besides editions of portions of it; two editions of the Pilgrim's Progress several editions of a Hymn Book; a Collection of Prayers; an Anglo-Khassi Dictionary, &c; besides several tracts and elemen- tary school-books. The missionaries, assisted by the most advanced of the natives, are now engaged in translating the Old Testament. Day-schools form an important element in the operations, and instances frequently occur of the help they render to the work of evangelisation. With very few exceptions, if, indeed, there be any at all, the Christians come from villages in which schools have been established. There are about 80 schools connected with the Mission, having 2296 pupils, of whom 650 are girls. In a recent report on the state of education in the province of Assam, Dr Martin, Inspector of Schools under the Govern- ment of India, writes:—" It is in the Khasia and Jaintia Hills alone that there is any regular and systematic teaching of girls. To the missionaries and their wives all the credit on this account is due." The Chief Commissioner of Assam, in his 'Resolution' on the report, writes, among other things:—' The sum spent by the Welsh Calvinistic Mission on educational operations in the Khasia, and Jaintia Hills, appears to be laid out to the best advantage. The educational work performed by the missionaries in these hills is very valuable and their efforts appear to be attended with in creasing success.' The total cost of the village schools is about £ 1,600; towards this expense the Government makes an annual grant of £ 400. This year a medical missionary has been added to the staff, with Mawphlang as his station, and it is fully expected that great success will attend his efforts, as the whole religion of the people consists of endeavours to procure relief from sickness by sacrificing to the demons, by whom they believe they are afflicted. Encouraging reports are given of the work going on in the Cherra, Sheila, Shillong, and Jaintia districts; but it is pointed out that the Mission has only just begun to pos- sess the land, I for, not to mention the numerous tribes dwelling on the range of mountains of which this mission field is a part, there are extensive tracts, even in Khasia and Jaintia, which have not yet been visited. The expenses of the Mission are increasing, but confidence is expressed that God's people will not fail to provide the funds to carry on the work efficiently.
THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF CYMMRODORION. At a meeting of the council of the above society, held on the 3rd inst., it was unanimously resolved :—" That in rendering the best thanks of the council to H. H. Prince Louis-Lucien Bona- parte for his courtesy in allowing them to repro- duce Athravaeth Gristnogavl," the secretary be instructed to ask the additional favour of permis- sion to enroll his name as an honorary member of the society." In reply, the following communi- cation has been received:—London, 6, Norfolk- terrace, Bayswater, 8th March, 1880.-Dear Sir,— Will you be so kind as to present my best thanks to the members of the council of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion for having judged me worthy of the honour, of which I am very proud, of belonging to their very dis- tinguished society.—I have the honour to be, dear sir, yours very truly, L. L. BONAPAKTB." A similar compliment was paid by the council to Professor Cowell, of Cambridge, for services ren- dered to the society, and an equally courteous acceptance of the honorary membership was re- ceived. On the evening of the 16th inst., a discussion on "Eisteddfodau" took place at the Free- mason's Tavern, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, the chair being occupied by John Rhys, Esq ( Professor of Celtic at the University of Oxford. The discussion was opened by Hugh Owen, Esq., who read a paper on the subject. Previou i to the commencement of the proceedings the following letters were read by the secretary: — "Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, S. W.—Mr Matthew Arnold regrets that a previous engagement will prevent his having the honour of atteuding the meeting of the Honourable Society of Cymmrod- orion on Tuesday, the 16th inst." My Dear Sir,—I am much obliged to you for the ticket which you kindly enclosed for me; but I am sorry to say that I have several engagements on Tuesday afternoon which will keep me in Cam- bridge. I should have liked much to be present, as I remember Professor Rhys' admirable remarks on Eisteddfodau some two years ago. My only objection to what he said was that I thought he hardly did due justice to the value of Welsh Eisteddfodau in diifusiug a general interest in literature among the lower ranks of society. This interest may be of a little scientific valuers regards any results or discoveries but it is of great use morally in fostering an interest in Welsh litera- ture and the Welsh language, which is rarely found in the same ranks of society in England, with regard to the English language and litera- ture.—I remain, yours sincerely, E. B. COWELL.- The following extract from a letter written by Mr Henry Leslie, will speak for itself :—As I take a very keen interest in Eisteddfodau, deeming that, under proper and organized control, they may be made of immense service to the cause of refining and elevating the poorer classes and raising the student of art performances in the Welsh and border districts, I shall greatly regret not being present at your proposed meeting. But if my coming is impossible, it would give me great pleasure to see Mr Hugh Owen, to whom I would willingly impart my ideas which bear practically on the subject, if he could spare time to give me a call." Letters were also received from Hwfa Mon and Brinley Richards, Esq. The meeting was honoured with the presence of his Highness Prince Loins-Lucien Bonaparte. After a few remarks from the chair, Mr Hugh Owen read his paper advocating the organisation of a permanent council to aid in the conduct of the National Eisteddfod. A discussion then took place, the speakers being:—H. H. Prince Louis- Lucien Bonaparte, Rev John Davies, M.A., John Thomas, Esq. (Pencerdd Gwalia), T. Marchant Williams, Esq., B.A., David Lewis, Esq., Howell Thomas, Esq., J. Ignatius Williams, Esq., Dr Hamburg Owen, Lewis Morris, Esq., W. H. J. H. Hancock, Esq., Rev John Morgan, M.A., and Professor Rudler. The following resolution was then put to the meeting: -I I That the proposal submitted to the meeting by Mr Hugh Owen for organising a permanent body to aid in the con- duct of the National Eisteddfod be referred to the council of the Honourable Society of Cym- mrodorion, with the view of taking sueh steps as they may consider best for carrying out that object." An amendment for an adjournment was preferred, which was negatived. On the original motion being again put to the meeting, it was carried with a large majority. The meet- ing was a large and influential one. Thanks were proposed and carried to Professor Rhys as chairman, to Mr Hugh Owen for his admir- able paper, and to H. H. Prince Louis-Lucien for taking part in the proceedings of the even- ing. At tke council meeting which proceeded the discussion, sixteen new members were pro- posed and elected, making twenty-two additional members within the last fortnight. A conver- sazione with a display of works of art and scien- tific objects, with a selection of vocal and in- strumental music, will be held in April next.
CARNARVON. GENERAL ELECTION.—Liberals and Conserva- tives are now brought to the test in the eounty, and the question often asked is who will win ? But there is no question about the Cumberland Hams and Bacon sold at the Pool-street Market, for they have often been brought to the test, and always won the favour of the voters. 3912-M CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATION.—We are glad to find that W. D. Evans, son of Mr James Evans, Bron-y-maen, of this town, has passed the above examination, in the third class (with honours). He is a student at Friars School, Bangor, under Mr W. Glynne Williams, B.A. VISIT OF DR KIRTON TO CARNARVON.—Dr Kir ton, author of "Buy your own cherries," &c., occupied the pulpit at Turf-square English Pres- byterian chapel on Sunday last, morning and evening, and preached two excellent sermons to large congregations. At half-past four in the afternoon the rev gentleman delivered a powerful temperance address in the Guild Hall. PoruLAR LECTURE.—On Monday evening last, Dr Kirton, the eminent temperance lecturer, and author of "Buy your own cherries," &c., delivered his popular lecture, at the Guild Hall, on "The railroad of life its up and down lines." The chair was occupied by the mayor (Mr Lewis Lewis). The lecture was of a most instructive and amusing character, and the audience seemed to thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the valuable hints thrown out by the rev. lecturer. On the motion of the mayor, seconded by Dr Kirk, Carnarvon, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Dr Kirton for his excellent lecture, and a cordial vote of thanks was also given to the mayor, proposed by Dr Kit ton, and seconded by Mr James Evans, Bron-y-maen, for presiding. Owing, no doubt, to the political ag:tation at present in Carnarvon, the attendance was not what such a lecture deserved. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At Saturday's meeting Mr R. Jones presided. The Clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) said that Mr Poole, late clerk of the peace for Carnarvonshire, had sent a hamper of books and toys as a nucleus for a juvenile library for the workhouse. A vote of thanks was passed to the donor. A petition in favour of Sunday public-house closing was unanimously agreed to. A letter was read from Mr R. Roberts, chief agent to Lord Newborough, pointing out that his lord- ship had. with others, a right of common over the Morfa, over a portion of which Mr Assheton Smith had ceded his interest, and stating that his lordship had not been consulted in the matter. In the discussion which followed it was stated that the board intended to communicate with his lord- ship and the other commoners before taking any flnal step, and the clerk was instructed to reply to that effect to Mr Roberts. Inmates in the workhouse, 134; corresponding week last year, 100 vagrants during the fortnight, 123. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, SATURDAY. —Before Mr E. G. Powell (in the chair), Mr Whitehead, and Capt. Wynn Griffith. .Drunkenness. -Owen Griffiths, Llanllyfni, for being drunk was fined 2s 6d and costs.—John Roberts, Ebenezer, drunk and fighting, 2s 6d and costs.—Robert Evans, of the Wellington Arms, Ebenezer, drunk on his own premises, 2s 6d and costs. School Board Prosecutions. -The following per- sons were summoned for not sending their children to school:—William Williams, Morris Hughes, Humphrey Jones, and Thomas Jones, all of which were adjourned for a month on, the promise that they would send their children to school regularly henceforth. The summonses were issued at the instance of Mr Roberts, school attendance officer, and the prosecutions conducted by Mr J. A. Hughes, solicitor, Carnarvon. Charge of Assault.—Mr John Jones, surgeon, of Llanrug, was charge by Jane Roberts, of the same place, with assaulting [her Jon the previous Tues- day night.—Complainant said on the day named defendant ran after her to her house, and raised his stick saying that he would kill her.—Defend- ant said he had two witnesses who would prove that the blame was attached to her, but the Bench suggested that the summons should be withdrawn, and defendant to pay costs, providing he would not offend again, which the complainant agreed to. Bastardy.- Sydney Jones summoned Ellis Jones to show cause why he should not contribute to the support of his illegitimate child.—Mr Allan- son appeared for the applicant, and Mr J. A. Hughes defended.—Mr Allanson said that. this case was before their worships some time ago, but inasmuch as there was not sufficient evidence to support the application the case was dismissed, but now he thought he could bring conclusive evidence to show that defendant was the father.— After a number of witnesses had been examined, the Chairman said that the evidence of the father of the applicant was sufficient to convince them that the defendant was the father of the child, and further, the fact that defendant was not put in the box to deny any of the evidence, showed clearly to their mind that the case was proved against the defendant, and they would make an order for 2s 6d weekly. The Theft of a Cock. William Owen was brought up on remand charged with stealing a cock, of the Hamburg gold-pencilled breed, valued at 7s 6d, the property of Jane Hughes, Cefn Bach, Llandinorwig. The circumstances of the case were reported in our last isstie.-D.C.C. Prothero conducted the case for the prosecution, and Mr Allanson defended.—Edward Williams, farmer, Trosywaen, said the cock produced was not the one he sold to the defendant, but on another being shown him he said it was more like that one.—William William Jones, nephew of the previous witness, also said that the cock with which the defendant was charged with with stealing was not the same that formerly belonged to his uncle.-The bench was of opinion that the evidence was so slight against the defendant, that they could not commit him for trial, and he would therefore be discharged. Charge of Stealing Sheep —Robert Williams, Tai'r Cwrt, Groeslon, was charged on remand with steal- ing a sheep, the property of Ellis Jones, Dafarn- dudiarth, Groeslon. Prisoner was summoned to answer the charge on the 3rd of January last, but he absconded, and owing to the tact of P.O. Powell, was subsequently captured at 15, Victoria- street, Dowlais.—The prosecution was conducted by D.C.C. Prothero, and the prisoner was defended by Mr Allanson, solicitor, Carnarvon.-Elrs Jones said he had some sheep grazing on his mother's farm, and on the Friday after Christmas he heard that a sheep was lost. It was the best of the flock, worth about 25s or 30s. He searched for it everywhere, but he never saw it afterwards.— Mary Jones, niece to the last witness, said she lived with her grandmother. Her uncle had sheep there, and she was looking after them. The last time she saw the missing sheep was on the 23rd day of December, and on the following morning it was missing. The sheep was fettered. They searched everywhere for it, but they never found it.—Henry Hope, butcher, Carnarvon, said that on the Monday after Christmas prisoner's mother and wife came to him and asked him to sign a paper which was written by Hugh Owen Hughes, and was to the effect that prisoner had bought some mutton and beef from him, and was dated the 24th De. cember.—Cross-examined: What is written on that paper (produced) is false. He gave him per- mission to write what was untrue, at prisoner's mother's request. He did not know what was the object of the paper, but its contents were his. Prisoner was no relation to witness, nor to lies wife. Prisoner's mother asked him to sign the paper as a favour.-Hugh O. Hughes, butcher, Car- narvon, said prisoner asked him to write the paper produced. He did not know that it was false when he wrote it.—Grace Hughes, Groeslon, said she saw a sheep-skin on the prisoner's pre- mises either the Monday or Tuesday after Christ- mas. The wool was white.—Catherine Roberts said there were two doors between her house and the prisoner's. On the 23rd, or morning of the 24th December last, she went out to gather her clothes, and it was about twenty minutes to one in the morning when she went in. When she was gathering her clothes she heard a man coughing, and she saw Robert Williams coming with a sheep tied to a rope. He was then coming along a field, and was walking on the foot- path, coming towards his house. She then saw that he was hiding himself, and so she did the same. He hid himself for a quarter of an hour she also hid herself, and that was the way she saw him. He carried the sheep to his own house and put it in through the window.—Cross-examined: There was never any disturbance between herself and her neighbours.—Ann Roberts, Carmel- terrace, Groeslon, said on the Wednesday before Christmas she bought some mutton from the prisoner.—Richard Jones, quarryman, of the same place, William Humphreys, Robert Lloyd, Bryn- teg, Carmel; Margaret Jones, Caegof, Carmel; Griffith G. Parry, and Jane Owen, also gave evidence as to purchasing mutton from the prisoner on the Wednesday before Christmas.— Sergt. Lewis said he heard about this theft on the 30th of December last. He went to the prisoner's house and investigated the case. He did not arrest him then. He asked him if he had been selling mutton in the neighbourhood of Carmel on the Wednesday before Christmas. Prisoner said he had, and he gave him the names of different persons to whom he had sold the mutton. He gave the names of all, with the exception of the witness Jane Owen. He said that he did not sell the head nor leg, and that he bought this mutton which he was selling from Hope, butcher, of Car- narvon. He said he did not kill sheep himself. tie had not killed sheep for several weeks. He found it paid better to buy the mutton from Hope at Carnarvon. The prisonei then produced the paper above mentioned, and said it would show that he bought the mutton from Hope. When in the Police station prisoner asked the witness about some keys which had beenhanded into the custody of the police, and witness told him that he had seen some keys, and the prisoner replied "Well, then, I have nothing to do with those keys. If I did what I am accused of now I have nothing to do with those and only once I did such a thing, and I will take care I will never do it again." Cross- examined He was sure he did not say if' he did such a thing once."—P.O. 57 (Powell) corro- borated the last witness, and said he apprehended the prisoner at 15, Victoria-street, Dowlais. When the prisoner was charged he said "I have nothing to say, only I did it." Cross-examined: He had been engaged in this case ever since it commenced, and he would consider it a very cre- ditable thing for an officer to bring his case to light. He was quite sure he cautioned him when he charged him. He would swear that he did not ask him if he had stolen sheep from anywhue else. -Mr Allanson reserved his defence.—The bench commended the officer upon his success in bringing the prisoner to justice.—Prisoner was then com- mitted for trial. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT.—MON- DAY.—Before Aldermen G. R. Rees (in the chair) and W. W. Roberts. In their Cups.—John Parry, New-street, for being drunk in the borough, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.—Mary Jane Groom, Tanrallt, for the same offence was fined 2s 6d and costs.—Ann Griffith, Greengate-street, drunk and riotous in the borough on the 27th of last month, and fined 2s 6d and costs.—Hannah Gibbs for being drunk in the borough on Saturday last was also fined 5s and costs. Throwing Ashes on the Street.-Ann Evans was charged by P.C. 32 with throwing ashes on the street on the 6th of this month, and she was fined Is and costs.—Robert Charles Jones was charged by P C. 19 with the same offence on the morning of the 6th inst., at Tan'ralit. Fined Is and costs. —Jane Evans, was also summoned for the same offence in Turkey Square. P.C. 66 said on the 6th of the present month he saw the defendant's little girl throwing ashes on the street. He went into the house, and the little girl confessed in the presence of her mother that the latter sent her out with them. The mother said she did not know that she was doing wrong. As there was a slight doubt about the case, the Bench dismissed the summons.—Elizabeth Williams was charged by P.C. 19 with throwing ashes on South Pen'rallt on the 6th inst., and was fined Is and costs. Throwing Stones.-Robert Roberts, Uxbridge- street, was charged by P.C. 66 with throwing stones in Pool-street On the 7th of the present month.—Defendant's father said he would pay the costs, and the Bench dismissed the case. Obstructing .the Streets.-David Davies, John Rowlands, and Thomas Rowlands, hawkers, Carnarvon, were charged by P.C. 19 with obstructing the street on the 6th of this month. The officer said they were standing for an unreasonable length of time, and when he asked them to go away the first time they took no notice of him, but on being asked the second time they went.—Major Clayton said the police did not wish to press the case if the defendants promised not to offend again, and the Bench therefore dismissed the case. Keeping a IJog. withOttt a License.-Thomas Morris was charged by P.C. 17 with keeping a dos; without a license, and was fined 10s and costs. La,ceny. -Ann Griffith was charged with stealing three aprons, the property of Mr William Price, Garnons Arms, Carnarvon, value 4s 6d.—Mrs Price, wife of the prosecutor, said on that day week, about nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner was in her house, and remained until ten o'clock. After she left, witness missed three aprons. The aprons produced were her pro- perty. They were kept upstairs, and her servant told her that the prisoner had been up- stairs.—Mrs Margaret Edwards, wife of Mr D. T. Edwards, The Drum, Market-street, said prisoner came to her house last Thursday and offered three aprons for sale. She refused to buy them, but on being pressed, prisoner saying that she wanted the money to pay a fine, she bought them, and gave her Is 6d for them.—By the prisoner She said she would bring the money back, and she promised to let the prisoner have the aprons when she brought the money back.-P.C. 67 proved having arrested the prisoner, and charged her with the theit, which she denied.—Prisoner said she was so drunk that she did not remember taking the aprons.—The Bench committed her to prison for three months. A Family Difference.—Owen Williams, Carnar- von, charged Thomas Williams, his brother, with unlawfully detaining a number of books. In answer to the charge the defendant said that he did it in accordance with the will of his father, and not feloniously as stated in the summons. He took them away intending to arrange them care. fully to present them to the Carnarvon Library.— Mary Williams, sister of prosecutor and defendant, said she was keeping the books for the prosecutor, and all the family admitted that prosecutor owned them. Recently, the defendant came to her house and took the books away.—The prosecutor said his father made no will, and as he paid the funeral expenses it was agreed that he should have the books.—It was ultimately agreed that the defendant should return the books, and if he wished he could take a civil action against the prosecutor, but if the books were not returned in seven days, the Bench would proceed with the case. Misbehaviour.—Martha Jones was sent to prison for one month for misbehaving herself in this bonmgh on Saturday last.—Rachel Blackburn pleaded guilty to a charge of misbehaving herself in this borough and assaulting P.C. 38 by striking him with a stone in the eye. -She was committed to prison for three'months.
MARRIAGE OF MISS LEWIS, QUELLYN. Thursday (yesterday) will be a day long remem- bered by the people of Carnarvon, as that was the day of the marriage of Miss Lewis, eldest daughter of Mr Lewis Lewis, Quellyn, the worthy mayor of this town, to Mr W. H. Williams, eldest son of Mr John Williams, Moss Bank, Liverpool. The interesting event took place at eleven o'clock in the morning, in the Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, which was crowded to excess during the ceremony, it being estimated that about 1800 persons were present. The happy pair, together with their attendants, arrived at the chapel in five carriages. The high esteem in whieh Miss Lewis is held was amply testified by the many hundreds who assembled outside the chapel, being unable to gain admit- tance. The Rev Evan Jones, the minister, assisted by the Rev Griffith Ellis, B.A., Bootle, officiated. The bridesmaids were:—Miss Williams, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Nellie Lewis, sister of the bride, and the groomsman was Mr Harrison Jones, Liverpool, accompanied by Mr Thomas Williams, Moss Bank, Liverpool. The bride wore a dress of cream-coloured Irish poplin, trimmed with duchess' lace and orange blossoms wreath and veil. The bridesmaids wore dresses of light-blue cashmere, trimmed with silk, and caps to match. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids con- sisted of elegant gold bracelets. After the marriage service was concluded the young wife was pre- sented with a beautiful Bible and Calvinistic Methodists' Hymn Book, together with a massive and costly bronze time-piece, the latter being left at the residence of the father of the bride on the previous evening. The Bible and time-piece were the gift of the Moriah Sunday School, and the hymn-book was the present of the bride's Sunday School class. The party afterwards re- turned to Quellyn, with the good wishes of the large concourse of people who had assembled. In the afternoon the whole of the children of the Moriah Sunday School were treated to an abundant supply of tea and cake. At seven o'clock a large number of adults enjoyed an excellent supper at the British School. The wedding presents numbered over 170, and were both costly and elegant. The town was gaily decorated, and cannons were fired in honour of the occasion, and a huge bonfire was lighted on Twthill in the even- ing. The following is a copy of an illuminated address presented by the workmen of the Pant- dreiniog Quarry, Bethesda, to Mr and Mrs W. H. Williams:— To W. H. Williams; Esq., Moss Bank, Liverpool, on the occasion of his marriage with Miss Lewis, Quellyn, Carnarvon. Sir,—We, the undersigned, representing the workmen employed by your respected father, at the Pantdreiniog Quarry, Bethesda, beg most respect- fully to present our most sincere and heartfelt congratulation on the happy occasion @f your marriage with Miss Lewis, whose respected father was for some time a neighbour of ours, and who is now, for the second time, the chief magistrate of Carnarvon. The family is well-known throughout the country for Christian kindness and benevo- lence. We have to acknowledge with profound gratitude, the fact that while all the large quarries of this country have been for the last twelve months working only four days a week, our quarry, and ours only in this district, has been kept working full time, at a loss to our employers, but saving us and our families from much misery and want. We beg to assure you and Mrs Williams of our most hearty good wishes for your future happiness and prosperity, aud hope soon to to have the pleasure of welcoming you both and our respected employer to the quarry. In the meantime we beg your kind acceptance of this address as a small token of our feelings on this happy occasion.—We are, sir, on behalf of the workmen, your obedient servants, THOMAS P. OWEN, ROBERT LEWIS, RICHARD P. JONES.
BANGOR. DIOCESE OF BANGOR.—We understand that a requisition is in course of signature to the Rev Canon Williams, of Llanfaelog, to allow himself to be put in nomination as one of the proctors to represent the clergy of the diocese in the lower house of Convocation of Canterbury. The rev. gentleman is an honorary canon of Bangor Cathe- dral, rural dean of Llivos, and well-known as a sound and moderate churchman. His compliance would, it is expected, be acceptable to all, and prevent a contest. THB CATHEDRAL.—The Cathedral church of Bangor will be reopened after restoration on Tuesday, May 11th. The morning preacher will be the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe; and in the afternoon the Rev Dr Forrest, vicar of St Jude s, South Kensington, will occupy the pulpit; while at night the Archdeacon of Llandaff will preach in Welsh. On the next day there will be an oratorio in the cathedral, with a full orchestra and a choir of 100 voices. There will be Welshiser- vices and sermons every evening during the octave. On Whit Sunday the preachers will be the Revs Basil Wilberforce and George Body. More than C8000 have been spent in rebuilding the chapter-house, in levelling and planting the cathedral yard, and in restoring the interior. Money is much needed for the central tower.
DENBIGH. ANOTHER HONOUR TO BE DONE TO DR PIBRCB.— A meeting of gentlemen interested in the presenta- tion of a testimonial portrait of Dr Pierce who is to be placed in the Denbigh Town Council Cham- ber was held at the Bull Hotel on Thursday night, the 11th inst. The mayor presided, and there were present Mr Parry Jones, Mr Copner Wynne Edwards, Mr Parry Jones (town clerk), Mr Prit- chard (National and Provincial Bank), Mr R. C. B. Clough, Messrs Robert Parry, William Morris, Robert Ellis, &e. Mr William Parry (Building Society) was appointed secretary, and Mr Pritchard, treasurer. It was decided to have a full length of Dr Pierce to be taken from life. Mr Copner Wynne Edwards stated that such a portrait could be procured from a R.A. for £ 210. Subscriptions amounting to over E20 were promised in the meet- ing. Another and larger meeting will shortly be held to carry out this worthy obj ect.
HOLYWELL. We understand that Miss S. E. Jones, daugh- ter of Mr Jones Brown, 3, Panton-place, Holy- well, and principal music teacher at Oxford County School, Thame, has been most success- ful in preparing the young gentlemen of that school for passing their examinations in music for the Cambridge local and the college of pre- ceptors.-Mynyddwr.
LLANBERIS. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.—It was held on Thursday, the 11th inst., when all the members and the clerk were present. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. It was stated that the grants with-held by the Edu- cation Department had been received. The new apparatus of the closets and urinals were reported to be working satisfactory, and that Capt. Roberts, the contractor, had undertaken to look after them for six months. The auditor's recommendations and question of expenses relating thereto were deferred to next meeting for final consideration. The balance sheet of the district examination of pupil teachers was read, the sum due from this board was ordered to be paid, and the Chairman was requested to act for the board at a conference of teachers and school boards at Carnarvon the 1st of May. Teachers' falaries and school fees ar- rears were left to an adjourned meeting on the 18th inst. The recommendations of the com- mittees appointed at last meeting to report on the teaching staff of the different schools were adopted, and in conformity with these Miss Eliza Rowlands was appointed an assistant mistress to the Dolbadarn Girls' School, and several others were engaged to be monitors at their respective schools. The suspension of one of the pupil teachers for a fortnight by the committee for leaving school without permission, and after stay- ing for days at an infected house, returning to school, was unanimously confirmed. -3lessrs D. P. Williams and G. D. Griffith, with the Rev J. E. Owen, were appointed to examine all the schools during the ensuing month. The monthly reports of the teachers were read, and their several requefts granted. The indenture of Robert Thomas Closs as assistant teacher at Nant Peris Board School was signed, and the seal of the board was affixed thereto. Eleven parents were sum- moned before the board for the continual absence of their children from school. Seven of these at- tended and pro nised improvement, and in three cases it was decided to give truant cards. The clerk was instructed to write to the four that de- clined to attend that the board are determined to prosecute them without further notice in case their children do not attend regularly. The attendance generally was reported to be good and improving, except that of the Infant Department, which as fine weather sets in is expected to make up for the past, and redeem the loss of the winter month* in this respect.
MOLD. THE IIILITIA.-The recruits assembled on Mon- day last. STEALING A WATCH.—On Wednesday last, before Colonel Roper and Mr C. P. Morgan, Margaret Morris, a married woman residing at Bootle, Liver- pool, was charged on remand with stealing a watch, the property of Ellen Matthews, of Tryddyn. Mr G. E. T. Roper defended the prisoner. It appeared from the evidence that the prosecutrix missed her watch from the house at Tryddyn, where the prisoner had been staying, and it was afterwards found at the prisoner's house at Bootle. The prisoner was fined X2 and costs, or in default of payment one calendar month hard labour and the watch to be returned.
RUTHIN. THB LATE MR JOHN JONEs.-We understand that the late Mr John Jones' business has been, entirely transferred to Mr David Jones and Mr Charles Ellis Jones (the deceased gentleman's third son), who will act as joint partners. The business will be carried on as usual at the agency offices, Well-street. THE ELECTION.—The annual fair of the year has somewhat interfered with election business, but the Liberals are hard at work in the interest of Sir Robert Cunliffe.. Notwithstanding "Tory boasting," it is confidently expected that Sir Robert will be returned by a large majority. MR Joycit's NEW SHop.-We are pleased to see that Mr W. C. Joyce has at last removed to his spacious new premises in St. Peter's- square, commonly known as London House. In these days of depressed trade, it is gratifying to note at least one of our tradesmen endeavouring to keep up with the progress of the times. Mr Joyce's business is one of the oldest established in the town, and there is little doubt but that he will succeed in the new and prominent position which he has taken up. Mr Joyce's shop is lit outside by a couple of reflecting lanterns, which are quite a novelty to Ruthin. The interior is fitted up with the latest designs in shop furniture, and the stock has been obtained from the latest English and foreign markets. It is Mr Joyce's intention as soon as the back of his premises are completed, to increase his present new stock from time to time very extensively, and to replenish it with the latest novelties. Mr Joyce opened his shop on Saturday last for the first time.
ST. ASAPH. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—Six pupils of this school have been successful in passing the local examina- tion of the University of Cambridge, and of these six four have taken honours. W. Easterlev, as senior, is in the third class honours division. In the junior lists, Llewelyn Roberts is in first class honours and is marked as having specially distin- guished himself in religious knowledge and in Latin. Arthur Roberts is in the second class honours, and W. Leighton in the third. W. S. Wright has satisfied the examiners. J. J. Drink- water as a medical student and over age satisfied the examiners in the English subjects, in French, and in mathematics. Of the different grammar schools in North Wales only five othei s have passed pupils at this examination. There is one junior in the 2nd class honours from the Bala Grammar School, one in the third class honours from the Friars School, Bangor; two from Ruabon, and Deytheur have satisfied the examiners, and one from Hawardea SGrammar School has passed in the religeous and English subjects.
We believe the approach of the Election has rendered it necessary to alter the date fixed for the Bangor Steeple-chases. Mr E. S. Roberts, formerly aceotftftMlt at the North and South Wales Bank, Rhyl, has been appointed manager of the Bala branch. The opposition to Dr Easterby, head- master of St. Asaph Grammar School, presumably upon political ground, is said to have subsided. The school will shortly be transferred to the new buildings. It is announced that Mr John Scott Bankes, of Soughton Hall, Chairman of Flint- shire Quarter Sessions, will be married in June next to Miss Amyott Burney, only daughter of the Rev E. Burney, of Bay House, Alverstoke, near Gasport. ,¡ Mr Griffiths, on behalf of the Beaumaris and Menai Bridge Turnpike Trust, appeared be- fore the Turnpike Acts Continuance Committee, in the House of Commons on Tuesday Lord G. Cavendish presiding. The trust was renewed by the committee till November 1, 1885.