THURSDAY EVENING. SUFFERINGS OF A SHIP'S CREW. DUNDEE, Thursday. Ship North Riding, of Liverpool, arrived here to-day from Calcutta with jute, having on board Capt. Wilson and crew of barque Othere, of London, which was abadoned waterlogged on 2nd April in North Sea. Othere was bound trom Middlesbro for Philadelphia, with pig iron, and captain and crew, twelve in all, had been nearly thirty hours in open boat. They had suffered much from exposure and cold, but are now r ecovering.
CARNARVONSHIRE QUARTER SES- SIONS. The Easter Quarter Sessions of this county were commenced at Carnarvon yesterday, when the fol- lowing justices wera on the bench:—LordPenrhyn, Hon. G. S. Douglas Pennant, Colonel J. V. H. Williams, Major Platt, Capt Wynn Griffith, Col. Holt, Mr B. T. Ellis, Mr E. G. Powell, Mr G. H. Owen, MrJ. P- de Winton, Mr W. T. Poole, and the Rev J. D. Jones. Mr Edward Thomas Watts, H.M. Inspector of Schools, Plas Gwilym, Criccieth, oualified as magistrate. Owing to the unavoidable absence of Mr F. W. Lloyd Edwards, the chair- man, Colonel Williams was unanimously appointed to take the chair. LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN. The Clerk of the Peace read the following letter to the covirt:- Claridge's Hotel, 49, Brook-street, London, W., March 30th, 1880. "Dear Sir,—I shall be much obliged if you will kindly inform the magistrates who may happen to be present at the next quarter sessions for the county of Carnarvon, which will take place on the 8th of next month, that the fact of my having been appointed high sheriff for the above-named county will prevent my being able to attend the sessions in fact, as no doubt you are aware, 1 cannot act as a magistrate as long as I hold the appointment of high sheriff. I trust that my enforced absence will not cause any inconvenience to the -court; in fact, I feel sure it will not do so, as there are so many magistrates in the county of Carnarvon much better able to perform the duties of chairman of quarter sessions than I. I remain, dear Eis, Yours faithlully, F. W. LLOYD EDWARDS. "To H. Barber, Esq., Clerk of the Peace, &c." TREASUREa.'S STATEMENT. The Treasurer (Mr W. B. O. Jones) submitted his financial statement. A cheque for J61080 had been received from the Treasury in consideration of the additional gaol accommodation; re-imburse- ments for criminal prosecutions, L246 9s; balance in hand, L332 loan from the Prudential Insur- ance Companv, borrowed for the special purpose of repairing the county bridges damaged by the late floods, £2300. There would be a balance of X740 over the estimated expenditure, and there- fore no c )unty rate would be required for the en- suing quarter. The estimated expenditure in connection with the police force was L1900. There was a balance cf X176 in hand, which with a grant from the Treasury of £ 2896, and £ 150 in police earnings, &c., would leave a balance of about X1400. The treasurer did not ask for a police rate. A CONWAY BUILDING DISPUTE. Nearly the whole time of the court was occupied in hearing an appeal from Conway in which Hugh Jones was the appellant and the Conway Town Council and others the respondents. Mr Marshall (instructed by Mr W. Davies, Rhyl) appeared for the appellant, and Mr Swetenham, Q.C. (instructed by Mr Chamberlain) for the res- pondents. The appeal was against a conviction under a by el aw referring to the erection of walls, ke. The byelaw stated that the mortar used should be a combination of lime and some good sharp sand, and it was alleged that the appellant had used soil and clay instead of the latter. The convicting magistrates, the Revs. W. Venables Williams and J. D. Jones, fined the appellant 50s and costs. Mr Marshall objected to the con- viction, and contended that the offence was dis- closed on the face of it. The court, however, decided to hear the evidence, and consider the ob- jection afterwards.—Mr R. Fraser, borough sur- veyor, Conway, produced a portion of the mortar which was used by the appellant in the erection of buildings at Rose Hill, Conway, and said that it was not properly made, and ought not to be used. —Similar evidence was given by Mr T. T. Maiks, C.E., and clerk to the Llandudno commissionels. The mortar was a compound of lime, soil and clay. -0. Jones proved that the soil used in mixing the mortar had been" dug from the ground where the buildings were erected.—Mr Turner, architect, Llandudno, said that in his opinion the mortar was not suitable to secure the permanent stability of the buildings. Cross-examined: He believed that in ten years there would be little remaining of the buildings. In those parts of the buildings which were exposed to the weather, the mortar was moist in rainy weather.—Mr Evan Williams, builder, Bangor, deposed to having examined the new dwelling-houses and shops in Rose Hill, Con- Way. He did not consider that the mortar was set up with sharp sand and lime.—Mr John Thomas, county surveyor, Carnarvon, said that in his opin- ion the mortar was composed of earth and clay, was unsuitable.—Similar evidence having £ ?ea given by Mr H. Kennedy, Bangor, hiOt ^■ars^lall addressed the bench on be- •. the appelant, and called the following wiu, Is :Mr w■ c- Williams, deposed that he npritito j of Lord Newborough, and su- tile erection of new buildings on his e8^te. The new buildings erected by „ r.Tj114m Conway were on property belong- ■orifness ^.ewl3.0*0ugh. As regarded stability, 11 of the hr.°Pmion tIiere was no danger or th?8r fallin8 down. The mortar was £ °-Mincr* At p^°UeH Used in the erection of the buildi g h ^Jn°g there was an old house, prooably two hundred years old, which had been built of stone and day. The houses built by the appellant at Conway would certainly last for more than sixty year.. 1 hey were some of the best and prettiest buildings m Conway, and witness, as Lord Newborou0h s agent, had testified his ap- proval of them. Cross-examined: The mortar was of a poor quail y, but inasmuch as the build- ings had been cemented he had no objection to it. -Mr William Pritchard, builder, Llandudno, said that he believed the mortar was sufficiently good, under cover, to secure stability. -Similar evidence was given by Messrs Evan Jones, builder, Groeslon, Hugh Hughes, stonemason, and Hugh Jones, the appellant.—Further evidence wae given, and the bench subsequently confirmed the con- T U CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The Chief Comtable (Major Clayton) submitted the following report: Crime: The county is quiet and orderly. There is no decrease in crime as compared with the March quarter, 1879.. In- dictable offences reported in the quarter, 23 ap- prehended, 18; discharged, 6; for c«7 • /■ Summary offences — Apprehended, 5o re- charged, 72; convicted 515. Total Indictable and summary cases: apprehended, 605 discharged, 78 convicted, 527. In cones- ponding quarter last year, 527 apprehended; 59 discharged 468 convicted. Drunkenness con- victed, 224 men; 19 women; total, 243. In same quarter in 1879, 208 men convicted 8 women total, 216. Serious offences: There is one case of perjury, one of arson, and one of rape for trial at the assizes.-Tramps The county is more free from tramps now than has been the case for some time. The election which has just terminated has passed off without any serious breach of the peace. Only in one instance has it been found necessary for the police to interfere in consequence of rioting. The offenders in this case were sum- moned and bound over to keep the peace. Owing to the large number of polling booths, and to the number of constables required for duty with them on the election day, I found it necessary to obtain a limited number of men from other forces. The county was comparatively quiet, and I procured only as many as would carry on the ordinary work of the force. The cost of the additional aid alluded to will be X40 less than the sum expended for similar service at the election of 1874. I have the honour to request authority for the employ- ment of an additional special constable to be paid for b Lord Penrhyn, for duty on his lordship's property near Bethesda. -Parishes of Eirias and Lbjxfam: Notice has been given to the magistrates of Denbighshire for the re-transfer of these parishes to the county of Carnarvon. The rateable value of the parishes (including line of rail) will be X9500. The police rate will amount to about £ 120, and the police fees and prices to abont £30. Only one additional constable at a cost of L32 10s will be required. By this arrangement the county will be benefited to the extent of £ 120 a year. -Cattle Disease.-The county is free from cattle disease. -Glaoiders.: There have been no cases of glanders during the quarter. I again recommend that steps be taken for some improvement in the Bangor and Llandudno police stations, neither of which are at all adopted for the purpose for which they were intended. The following sums have been earned by the police during the quarter, and credited to the funds as follows :—Police rate, X91 3s 2d; county rate, £ 105 16s 2d; super- annuation fund, X68 16s 6d; total, X265 15s lOd. COUNTY SUltT.£yolt's REPORT. Mr J. Thomas, the county surveyor, reported that Tyslatters bridge had been completed. The new bridge at Talybont was reported to be open to the public traffic since the beginning of last month, but as it was considered rather soon to take away the centre altogether, the pitching in the bed of the river had not yet been completed. The damage done to a portion of the spandrail wall by surface water accidentally flooding over the bridge was made good in a few days. Pont- y-pant bridge, Bethesda, which was partly carried away by last year's flood, has been repaired and somewhat improved. The improvement made to the hill adjoining the county bridge at Aberdaron had been inspected, and the county surveyor re- commended an allowance by the court of X10 towards the-improvement. An application was made by a certain party from Pont Tygwyn near Bangor to have a wall erected aajoining the 100 yards on one side of the bridge. The surveyor stated he could not find that the county was bound to erect walls adjoining the 100 yards surfaces repairable by the county. Disinturnpiked roads in the parishes of Beddgelert, Penmachno, and in the township of Maenan had been inspected. With reference to the county hall, the surveyor stated he had reported that the non-effective working of the heating apparatus had been rectified. Al- terations were recommended to be made to the bench and jury boxes in the county hall; and it was proposed to make a private entrance to the grand jury box in order to avoid the necessity for the grand jury to meet the crush as at present. Cushions were proposed to be provided for the seats of both boxes, and a sitting added to the front seat in the petty jury box. AN APPLICATION. An application was received from Mr Evan Williams, contractor, Bangor, with reference to Talybopt Bridge, asking the court to reconsider his claim, in consideration of the mistake he had made in estimating the cost of the construction of the above bridge. The contract as sent in was X- 1191 los, but there were several items that the contractor omitted in his estimation of the cost, which would bring the amount up to L1600. The C, court thought if there was a mistake made, it was only fair that it should be rectified, and ultimately the county surveyor was instructed to report upon his claim. LLANLLYFNI BRIDGE. An application was read from the parish of Llanllyfni, asking the county to repair and widen the Llanllyfni Bridge. The application was de- clined. THE EIRIAS BRIDGE. The Clerk of the Peace said he had applied, Rci instructed, to the Clerk of the Peace for Den- bighshire that the end of the bridge which is in the latter county should be put in proper repair before it was transferred to the county of Car- narvon. He received a reply which stated that as the Local Government Board had ordered that it must be under the protection of the Carnarvon county it must be taken as it is, the Denbigh county would not go to any expense in the matter.—The Clerk of the Peace thought they had no alternative in the matter, and the subject dropped. The remainder of the business was of no public interest, and the court rose. The trial of prisoners will take place to-day (Friday).
MARKETS. LONDON, CATTLE. — There were 460 English beasts and 130 foreign, which sold quiet, 4s 6d to 6s 4d 4020 shepp and lambs, the sheep sold at 4s 6d, and the lambs from 7s 6d to 9s 70 calves, from 5s 6d to 7s per eight poucds. BIRMINGHAM, Coit-A quiet market. English wheat about maintains its value. American win- ter wheat fully Is per quarter lower on the week, not quite so much reduction on other descriptions.
ANGLESEY EASIER QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the County Hall, Beaumaris, on Wednesday, April 7th, Capt Verney, R.N., presiding; the other magistrates preseut being Capt Pritchard Rayner, Dr Briscoe Owen, General Hughes, Messrs H. Edwards and Bulkeley Price. The county business and civil cases were ad. journed until Thursday, April 15th. The following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY •" Messrs John Brocklebank, Plas Llandegfan John Davies, Salem-street, Amlwch; Chas. Stephen Dyer, Glanrafon Cottage, Amlwch; Thomas Edwards, Brynteg, Llandegfan; John Evans, Church-street, Beaumaris; Griffith Evans, Gwenfro Isaf, Llanddyfnan; Owen Edwards, Tre-arthur, Holyhead; Edward Griffiths, Bod llwfawr, Llanddanielfab; Robert Gardner, Valley Mill, Llanytrghenedl; W. J. Hughes, Llanbedrgoch; Oweu Humphreys, Hafoty, Llauddona; James Hughes, Llanerchymedd, Amlwch Wm. Jones, Plas Llanfaelog; Thos. Lewis, Cleifiog Isaf, Llanynghenedl; Owen Morris, Pen-y-bryn, Holyhead; John Owen, Bodgylchad, Llanfaes; Hugh Roberts, Rhos-y- gad, Llanbedrgoch; Robert Price Roberts, Ffordd Deg, Llanddona David Roberts, Rhyd, Llangoed; John Rice Thomas, Bodeilio, Llan- ddyfnan; Thos. Williamo, Ty'n-y-morfa, Tref- draeth; W. P. Williams, Cleifiog Uchaf, LlanyngTtenedl; Richard Williams, Gweyn- fynydd, Llechylched; John Williams, Ty'n-y- coed, Llanddanielfab. Capt Verney, having briefly addressed the grand jury and explained the different cases that were to be brought before their notice, in all of which he said the evidence was so clear and conclusive that they would have no difficulty in deciding, dis- missed them to their room. There were on the calendar the names of five persons to be brought forward on charges of larceny and other offences, but the grand jury ignored the bill against Ellen Strain, domestic servant, who stood charged with having on the 14th of March, stolen several toilet articles and bedclothes, the property of William Phillips, Beaumaris and also the charge against Robert Pritchard, of having stolen two gold rings at Holyhead. CHARGES OF RECEIVING STOLEN ARTICLES. John Alexanders, lately in the employ of the London and North Western Railway Company on their steamboats at Holyhead, surrendered to a charge of having feloniously received one pair of earrings and the silver lid of a box the property of Mrs Helena Macnamara, Ennistynnion House, County Clare, Ireland, which had then lately before been feloniously stoleu. He pleaded not guilty, I but acknowledged having picked up one earring from the ground in Holyhead. Accused was de fended by S. R. Dew, Llandudno.—Mr Preston, prosecuting solicitor, on behalf of the London and North Western Railway Company, said that the jewellery in question belonged to a lady of posi- tion who lives in Ireland and Eaton-square, Lon- don. She was preparing to go to Paris on the 19th January last, and, herself, assisted by her ladies' maid. packed up the articles in a dressing case, which was put inside a leather box and locked and strapped. The earrings were composed of emeralds and diamonds, and were worth from L60 to X70. On the 20th, she started from her house in Ennis, and took the train for Kingstown. She did not loose sight of the box for one instant until she arrived at Holyhead, where her luggage were taken charge of by the hotel porter there where she intended to stay for the night. At the station while looking for the rest of her luggage, she missed the leather box, and instantly imforma- tion was given to the railway officials of the affair. Next morning, two persons, one named Owen Roberts, and the prisoner, saw some papers on the ground at the back of the New London House, and picked them up. They found the two yearings (produced) and the silver lid of a box. Thomas Watkins was also going along and he observed the two men picking something up. Prisoner, said to Roberts (who had picked up one earzing, the other being in his possession) These are worth nothing, they are only bits of brass, give it to me I have a little girl at home who will be glad of them. and it was given to him. Later on in the day detective sergeant Howells received information of the affair, and went down to prisoner's house, where he suc- ceeded in getting possession of both the earrings. He then went down to prisoner, who was at the time on board one of the company's steamers, and asked him whether he knew anything of the lost articles. Alexander replied that he did not; but when the detective showed him the earrings he then said, "If you had told me that you had been in my house I would have told you all about it." Mr Preston then called Catherine Maret, ladies' maid of Mrs Macnamara, who proved having packed the articles in the dressing case and who identified the earrings, silver lid, case and box as belonging to her mistress.—Mrs Helena Macna- mara bore out Mr Preston's statement, as to her proceedings from Ennis to Holyheftd.- Henry Martin gave evidence for the prosecution, and in cross-examination said the prisoner would be passing through Bath-street in coming from the steamer Telegraph. -Michael Tohil, sergeant of police at Holyhead, said on the 21st January he went on board the ship Telegraph, and saw the prisoner there. Detective Howells asked him if he had some jewellery in his possession, and he replied that he had not.-Cross-exarnined: In answer to the question the prisoner said he did not pick any- thing up.—John Howells, detective sergeant in the employ of the London and North Western Railway Company, said, on the 21st of January last he went on board the ship Telegraph.and there saw the prisoner, whom he asked what time he went home that morning, to which the prisoner replied, about eight o'clock. He then asked him if he picked anything up on his way and took it home? Prisoner replied that he did not. Wit. ness then told him to tell the truth, and asked him if he saw a box, to which the prisoner replied that he did, and on being asked again if he picked up anything and took it home, he replied there was nothing to pick up and take home. Witness showed him some jewellery, and on being ques- tioned about them he hesitated, and said he picked one earring up, and that he did not know that wit- ness had been to his house, or he would.have told him where they were. He then took him into custody, and when at the police station prisoner said he did not take the jewellery. Cross- examined The officer on board the ship told wit ness that it was prisoner's duty to be on board the ship that. night. Prisoner said he had seen a broken box on the road, but when he asked him if he had picked anything up he said he had not, and afterwards he said that Owen Roberts had picked up one earring and he had picked up the other.— Mr S. R. Dew then addressed the court for the de- fence, and said that as usual the railway company had not left a stone unturned in bringing the charge home to the prisoner, but he thought he could convince them that the prisoner, was not guilty. From the statement of the compary's servants it would be impossible for the prisoner to have committed the offence with which he was charged on the day in question, as he was on duty all night, and there was the fact that he was not seen by any of the witnesses to take part in the affair, which he thought would justify them in dis- charging him. He contended that the lady to whom the jewellery belonged must have been watched by professional thieves and followed until they had effected their purpose of robbing her. The prisoner, he argued, was perfectly innocent of the charge, and had no alliance whatever with the theft of these articles. They had merely been picked up. as brass brinkets, and if they were the proceeds of an extensive robbery he would not have given them to his little girl. It was the duty of the jury if they saw any reasonable doubt in the case to give the prisoner the benefit of that doubt. —The Chairman then summed up, after, which the jury retired to consider their verdict.. After an absence of a few minutes the jury returned, and found the prisoner not guilty, and he was accord- ingly discharged. CHARGE OF ASSAULT. Thomas.Roberts surrendered to his bail on a charge of having on the 10th of January, 1880, at Llanfairneubwll, unlawfully. assaulted and beat one Hugh Jones.—Mr S. R. Dew, solicitor, Llan- dudno, appeared for the prosecution, and the prisoner, who pleaded not guilty," was defended by Mr Marcus Louis, solicitor, Ruthin.—Mr Dew, in opening the case, said Hugh Jones was a labourer, and on the uight of the 10th of January last, he appeared to be at Valley when he met a woman named Jane Lloyd, and she asked the prosecutor to accompany her. home, and he did so, and when they arrived at her house she invited him in. The prisoner was there when they went in, and prosecutorand prisoner entered into amiable conversation at once. In a short time the prisoner went out, and on returning struck the prosecutor violently .in. the face without any provocation whatever.—Hugh Jones, the prosecutor, said in the 10th. of January last he was at Valley. He there met Mrs Lloyd, who asked him if he would accompany her home. He did so, and went with her into the house, where they arrived about ten minutes .past ten. Thomas Roberts and Richard Roberts, the prisoner and his brother, were in the house at the time. After a while the prisoner went out, and on returning struck him in the face and eyes while he was sitting in a chair. He did not sav anything to him to cause him to strike him When witness came to himself Mrs Lloyd and Mary Williams were washing his face, which was covered with blood. -Cross examined: He did not kick the prisoner, neither did he bite bis thumb. He was sure the prisoner went out and came back and struck him. Before he went out he was quite friendly.Jalle Lloyd said she was at. Valley OR the 10th of January last, and he saw Hugh Jones, the prosecutor, there, who was quite sot er. She corroborated all that the previous witness had said, and in cross-examination said that she went out of the; room they were in for a short time, but she could hear everything that was going on there. She did .not hear anything until prosecutor was calling for help.—Mary Williams, a young woman who also resides with Mra Lloyd, the previous witness, gave corroborative evidence. Edward Parry Edwards, surgeon, Llanfiigael, said on the 13th of January last he was called in to see the prosecutor. There was a good deal of con- tusions about his face and eyes. There were two cuts—one over the left eyebrow, and the other on the upper eye-lid of the right eye. He did not think the wounds were caused by an ordinary blow the prisoner must have had something in his hand. There was a good deal of discolouration about the face, and especially about the eyes, which were also much swollen.—In cross-examina- tion, he said he would not swear that the wounds were caused by an instrument, but it was his opinion that they were not caused by a blow from the fist.-Mr Louis then addressed the jury for the defence, and said he would call witnesses to prove that the prosecutor was very quarrelsome from the time he entered the house, and who would show them that the prisoner wasla most peaceable and quiet young man, and they would convince them that there was nothing to make them think that the prisoner was to blame. He contended that the prosecutor was very quarrelsome in the house, and ultimately they wept to fight, and the prosecutor got the worst of it. There was another person in the house whom the prosecution did not call, but whom he (Mr Louis) would call to prove that there was ample reason for the assault.— Richard Roberts wa.s called, and said he was the prisoner's brother, and that he was in the house of Mrs Lloyd on the 10th of January last. John Lewis was also in the house, and while they were in the prosecutor and Jane Lloyd came in, both drunk. The prisoner was challenged to fight by the prosecutor.—John Lewis, Minffordd, was called, and said he was in the house on the night in question. Hwgh Jones, the prosecutor, came in) and commenced quarrelling with the prisoner, when, upon the challenge of the prose- cutor, both men fought.—John Owen, Cae'igeil- iog, also gave evidence for the defence, after which Mr Dew replied, and contended that the evidence of all his. witnesses was perfectly true, and if there was any challenging Mrs Lloyd and Mary Williams would have heard it. The tale had been made up for the benefit of the prisoner. —The Chairman then summed up, after which the jury retired to consider their verdict, and on returning declared, the prisoner "not guilty." STEALING OXBS". Hugh Thomas, factoryman, was brought up on a charge of stealing two oxen, in the parish of Tregian, the property of Mr John Hughes, Llanddyfnan, and valued at £ 10 each. -Mr G. R. Dew, solicitor, appeared for the prosecution, and the prisoner was undefended.—Mr Dew, without addressing the court, called John Hughes, Llan- ddyfuan, who said, that in the commencement of February last he had twenty-one cattle grazing in a field, he subsequently missed three of them, but found one soon afterwards. He did not find the other two.—Richard Jones, Hendre', Tregian, said he had twenty-one cattle belonging to Mr Hughes grazing in his field. Prisoner came to his house on the 12th of February last shortly after 5 o'clock in the evening, and asked if he should leave a bullock in his field until the following morning, and he gave him permission. He (witness) went to the field about seven o'clock on the following morning, and all the cattle were there then. He went about eight o'clock, and he found that there were two missing.—Elizabeth Roberts, Penyclog, Heneglwys, remembered the prisoner driving two oxen past her house.—Grif- fith Griffiths, said on the 12th of February the prisoner came to him and asked him if he had bought two oxen, and whether he expected them at the station. He said he had been sent there with two bullocks belonging to Mr Richard Griffiths, Llangeinwen, and that they had been sold, and he was expecting some one to meet him at the station, but as no one came he went to him (witness). Witness told him he would give him L21 for them, and.if his master would not agree to that he should have them back by returning the money. Shortly after that he heard that some cattle had been stolen.—John Hughes, Cerrig-y- ddewi, said the prisoner came to his house on the 12th of February last, and asked him to buy the cattle, and witness said he would not, because he did not know the man.-Cross. examined by the prisoner: Witness would not swear that it was on the 12th, but he would swear it was on a Thursday, because he was preparing to go to market at the time prisoner called.—William Lewis Cole, Bod- organ Arms, Bodorgan, remembered seeing Mr Griffith Griffiths and the prisoner at the house on the 12th of February. Mr Griffiths paid the prisoner X21 for two oxen. There was no conver- sation passed between them only that the cattle came from Mr Richard Griffiths, Ty Croes.— Richard Griffiths, Ty Croes, Llangeinwen, said he did not authorise, the prisoner to drive cattle for him on the 12th Qf February last, and he had never been in his service.—Edward Hughes, police in- spector, said from information he received, he searched for the missing oxen and found them in Mr Griffith Griffiths' field. Mr John Hughes identified the cattle as his property.—P.C. 14 said he apprehended the prisoner on the 3rd of March last on the charge of stealing two oxen. In reply to the charge the prisoner said he did not steal them.—The prisoner cross-examined almost every witness, and after the witnesses for the prosecution had been heard he made a long statement in which he said he was perfectly innocent of the charge, and that some drovers had entrusted him with the oxen to take them to Bodorgan station, and he was told that there would be someone to meet him at the station, and that he was not to come away without the money; but the prisoner did not call any witnesses to bear out his statement.—The chairman then summed up the evidence, after which the jury retired to consider their verdict. On their return they declared the prisoner "Guilty."—The chairman in passing sentence said the prisoner. had been found guilty of com- mitting an offence for which he was liable to five years' penal servitude, but as there were no prev- ious convictions against him, and in order to give him a chance to retrieve his character, he would only sentence him to one month's imprisonment, with hard labour. The sessions were then adjourned to the 15th instant.
FLINTSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The sessions for the county of Flint were opened on Tuesday, in the County Hall, Mold, P. P. Pennant, Esq, deputy chairman, presiding. A county rate of 11d in the pound and a police rate 8 of d in the pound were imposed. The county rate was rather heavier than it had been at the same period last year, in consequence cf a whole year's moiety of the expenditure on the main roads, instead of a half-year's moiety, having to be provided for, and also because of the addition of a new wing to the county asylum, and the re- pair of bridges injured by floods. Colonel Cooke said that at the last court it was arranged that in many cases the high way boards thould take over and repair the county bridges, but many of these bridges had proved to be in an extremely bad state of repair, in fact, worn down to the bone. Money had been taken for the con- tracts, but the contracts had been seaenped from time to time. He therefore moved that the county road surveyor should examine these bridges, and that they should be put in proper repair bv the contractors before being handed over to the highway boards.—This motion was seconded by MiKnke, and carried unanimously. The finance committee, which had been in- structed to report on the changes which it would be necessary to make in the magistrates' clerk salaries in consequence of the additional work occasioned by the new Summary Jurisdiction A.ct, recommended that the question be not de- cided upan until'the Epiphany sessions, but that the alteration of salary when made should date from the 1st of January last. The county road surveyor reported favourably upon the state of the roads generally in the county. An application was read from the Holywell highway board .for permission to borrow X2000 for the purpose of improving the roads in their districts. The Rev T. Z. Davies, of Whitford, opposed the granting of the permission desired, stating that the money asked for was really wanted not for the purpose of improvements but for the execution of ordinary repairs. An insufficient rate had been laid, and that was why the application had been brought forward. Besides that, it was informal and out of court, because the improvement pro- posed to be made was not specified, as required by the act.—The application was refused.
CARNARVON. In the midst of this great political excitement dou't forget the CUMBERLAND HAMS at the POOL-STREET MARKET,-see advertisement, front page. 9312-M TOWN COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Carnarvon Town Council was to have been held on Tuesday evening last, but owing to that day being the election polling-day, the meeting was adjourned till Tuesday next. CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATION.—We are glad to find that Peter Fraser, son of Mr Alexander Fraser, North Road, of this town, has passed the above examination in the 3rd class honours. VOLUNTEERS' ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday and Saturday evenings entertainments were given at the Guild Hall in aid of the funds of the 3rd Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteers. The programme, consisting of glees, songs, recitations, instru- mental music, &c., was sustained by the follow- ing:—Privates F. Stevens, Gillard, J. Gaunt, T. Hughes, Whittaker, F. W. Smith (College^ Owens, and H. Bickerstaff; Sergts. Ellis ana Lester Sergt.-instructor Roger and Quarter- master 6ergt. Sarah; the College Glee Party, under the leadership of Private Stevens, and the band of the corps, conducted by Mr Watts. The attendance was rather meagre at each of the en- tertainments. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE ASSOCIA- TION.—On Thursday evening, the 1st instant, a meeting of the Carnarvon branch of the Church of England Temperance Association was held in the National School-room. The Rev. R. P. Hughes, M.A., who always takes a warm interest in the association, presided, and there was a numerous attendance. The following programme was gone throughSolo Flute, Mr R. Thomas; song, Miss Patrick; recitation, Mr R. Roberts reading, Mr T. Morris song, Miss Patrick; reading, Mr R. Roberts; dialogue, Messrs R. Rowlands and T. Parry. rl he proceedings closed with the cus- tomary votes of thanks. MEETING OF THE HARBOUR TRusT.-A meeting of the above trustees was held at the harbour offices on Tuesday morning last, Sir Llewelyn Turner in the chair. There were present, Messrs Junathan Jones, James Rees, E. Humphrey Owen, Morgan Lloyd, R. J. Davids, Capt. Evan Roberts, Messrs J. P. de Winton, W. P. Williams, T. D. Lloyd, and H. Humphreys, Mr J. Jackson, cleik and surveyor. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.- The abstract of accounts from July 1st, 1879, to 29th February, 1880, showed that '57,523 tons of slates had been shipped, upon which dues had been received to the amount of X1142 8s lid amount received in March, 1880, —imports, L32 Is lOd exports, (slates), 5424 tons, dues thereon, L46 as 7d; tonnage X38 10s lid.— On the motion of Sir Llewelyn Turnei, it was re- solved that, On the recommendation of the Harbour Committee, the proposed loan of X4000 be increased to 15000, and that the money shall, if possible, be obtained in portions corresponding with the ex- penditure.—A letter was read from the Admiralty enclosing an amended plan of a silent battery for the naval reserves, which would be erected near the Bell Tower, and asking for a lease of the site for 60 years in consideration of the expensive nature of the structure, instead of a lease of 21 years, the term mentioned in previous correspon- dence.—Sir Llewelyn Turner said that the original plans were not such as were approved of, and the trustees suggested that it should be a stone struc- ture, a plan of which they had now sent for their approval, and he thought, looking at the plans, it would add to the appearance of the harbour.— On the motion of Mr E. Humphrey Owen, se- conded by Mr W. P. Williams, it was resolved that the lease be granted to the Admiralty, and that it be increased from 21 to 60 years. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, SATURDAY. —Before Mr Whitehead and Capt Wynn Griffith. Charge of Stealing a Spade.-Humphrey Jones, Coedmadoc-terrace, Nantlle, was brought up charged with stealing a spade, the property of Mr John Evans, Nantlle Station.—The prosecution was conducted by D.C.C. Prothero, and Mr Allanson, solicitor, defended.—Mr Evans said he lost the spade in February. He used to keep it in a hut in the yard. The one produced was his property. He recognised it by certain marks which were on it, and he valued it at 3s 6d when it was new.—P.C. 1 said he received information on the 1st of March that a spade had been missed, and on the 29th of March he saw the prisoner using a spade which he remarked was very like the one Mr Evans had lost. The prisoner was planting potatoes in his field with the spade. He spoke to the prisoner, and the latter said he found it in the pigstye.—Cross-examined The field in which he was using the spade was quite close to the road.—Mr Allanson, for the defence, said he would p; eve that the prisoner had two spades of his own, but somebody had taken one of them &way, and soon afterwards somebody had re- placed the one which prisoner had missed by the one with which he was charged with stealing. It was not likely he would use the spade in question in such an open place as where it was found in his possession if he had taken it feloniously, and the only reason he gave when asked about it was that he found it in the pigstye, which he still says, and which was the true one. He did not think there was sufficient evidence for a conviction.—Prisoner elected to be tried by a jury, and John Jones, his son, gave evidence as to his father having two spades at one time.—Rice Hughes, Vron Goch, Nantlle, also deposed to prisoner having two spades of his own. —The Bench thought there was sufficient evidence to commit prisoner for trial, and he was accord- ingly committed to the quarter sessions. Carrying a Gun Without a Liccnsc.-Robert Prit- chard, Morfa Dinlle, was charged with carrying a gun without a license on the previous Saturday at Morfa Dinlle.—The prosecution was conducted by Mr Winslow, supervisor of excise, and the offence was proved by P.C. 51.-Defendant was fined ..C I ls Od. Ba,tardji-Ann Griffiths,' Beudy Newvdd, applied for an order in bastardy against William Roberts, Bodvean, and the Bench maae nn order for 2s weekly. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES? COURT, MONDAY. —Before the mayor (Mr Lewis Lewis) and Mr W. P Williams keX-MRYOI). -D? iink-oigiess.-Jolin O. Jones for being drunk in the borough on the 29th of March was fined 5s and cost.—Owen Jones, for being drunk in the borough on the 30th lt., was also fined 5s and costs.—Thomas Williams was.charged with being drunk and assaulting Mr John Thomas, lodging- house keeper, on Saturday night last. Defendant denied the charge of assault, but admitted that he was drunk.—John Thomas said that the defendant was very drunk and challenging his fellow-lodgers to fight, and he raised his hands to strike him (witness), but he jumped to him and threw him down to prevent him.—David Wilson corroborated the last witness'statement, but be did not see defendant strike complainant.—The Mayor said they would give him the benefit of the doubt, and dismiss the charge of assault, and fine him 5s and costs for being drunk.—Ellen Owen was brought up for the 30th time for being drunk. The offence was committed on the 27th of March, and she was fined 5s and costs. Refusing to Admit the Police.—Mary Griffith, Star Inn, was charged with refusing to admit a constable into her house when requested. P.C. 66 said on the 28th of last month, about 3 a.m., he heard voices in the defendant's house, and the noice of glasses. He heard someone whispering Be quick, and run upstairs." He knocked the door three times and asked the defendant to open, but she replied "No fears; it is too late." P.C. 24 gave oorroborative evidence, and the defendant was fined 10s and costs. Playing at an Illegal Game. William Jones, David Morton, John Roberts, and Morris Ed- wards were charged with playing at pitch-and- toes.-P.C. 2 said he was on duty about quarter past four on Sunday week in Twthill, and when he saw the defendants playing at the above- mentioned game, Jones and Morton ad- I' mitted the offence, and said that Ro- berta and Edwards were only looking on and not playiug.-The Mayor said that there was a great deal of Sabbath-breaking going on, and the bench would do their best te make people observe the Sabbath. Although the two boys mentioned were not playing at the game, yet, they were as much to blame as the others—all of them bemrr to- gether, ar d they would each be fined 6d and costs, Breech of the Peace.—Philip Smith was charged by Ellen Owen with attempting to assault her on the previous Monday night.—Complainant said she was in her own house on the evening in question, when the defendant passed the door and threw a bottle at her, which would have struck her in the head had she not bent down in time to evade the blow.—The defendant denied the charge, and called Margaret Jones, w ho said that the defendant did not commit the offence he was charged with.- Wm. Leager also gave evidence for the defence, but the Bench bound the defendant over in the sum of £10 to keep the peace for six months. Misbehaviour.—Mary Jane Potter pleaded guilty to a charge of misbehaving herself in the borough on Saturday evening last, on the information of P.C. 2, and was sent to gaol for one month.
BANGOR. BOARD OF'GUARDIAN.S. —AtWednesday'Smeeting Mr Bicknell—wbo has been chairman of the board for nearly half a century—announced his intention of resigning. A resolution expressing regret at his resignation, and thanks for his service, was proposed by Mr B. Hughes, M.P., and ordered to be entered upon the minutes. Mr Cole was elected relieving officer of the second Anglesey district.
MOLD. DEATH OF MR R. W. LEWIS —It is our painful duty thi., week to have to record the death of Mr Rhys Williams Lewis, late of Tyucha. in this town, which sad event occurred early on Tuesday even- ing last. The deceased, who was a native of South Wales, was, a most of our readers are doubtless aware, the accountant at the North and South Wales Bank in the town a post which he filled for many years with satisfaction to his directors and their customers, and he had refused promotion as manager to other branches as he desired to stay in Mold. He was taken ill some months back, since when he sufferred much despite all medical aid and attention, but it was thought about a month ago that he was gradually recovering, he having undergone several operations, and this news was hailed with gladness by his numerous friends in Mold and other places, and the sad announce- ment of his death on Tuesday morning caused much regret. The deceased was alwa> s ready to assist in all concerts for which his services were sought, and he always met with a hearty welcome from all, and his services in other ways will be missed especially as honorary secretary of the College Hospital, the arduous duties of which office he dis- charged with much satisfaction, and since his illness the Rev D. B. Hook has performed the duties. The deceased was a prominent member of the Freemasons Lodge in this town. He leaves a widow and several young children to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place t,)-day (Friday). LOCAL BOARD ELECTIOx.-The annual election of members to serve on the Mold Local Board took place on Saturday last with the following result:— No. of votes. H. Lloyd Jones J.H.Adama John Hughes.. William Evans T. Williams, M.D. 558 463 412 392 326 re-elected, re elected, re-elected. The above were the successful candidates. Mr William Evans is the only new member, Mr Adams having served on the board before. Mr Job Ed- wards, who received 255 votes, was the only un- successful candidate, and it is to be regretted that a contest was not avoided, as it has only caused expense to the ratepayers. Mr John Corbett acted as returning officer. ]
NANTMOR, near BEDDGELERT. EISTEDDFOD.—On Easter Monday, at five o'clock < in the evening, a grand eisteddfod was held at s Peniel chapel. Thomas Williams, Esq., Croesor, r¡ the president, being absent, the chair was occupied by the Rev E. Lloyd (Tegfelyn), who also acted as 1 conductor. On the platform were the chairman, .1] Mr R. Owen (Glaslyn), Mr T. J. Jones (Namor- ydd), Mr G. Evans, C.M., Croesor: Mr W. Hughes, t secretary; Mr W. G. Parry, Mr Owen Jones, Mr W. Roberts, &c., &c. The proceedings having d been opened in accordance with the ancient usages of Eisteddfodau, the choir sang a "Congrega- 1 tional hymn." Next came a short address from L e the chairman. He spoke highly and very favour- "5 ably of eisteddfodau and although this was not entitled a National Eisteddfod," he hesitated not to say, but that most of its productions were worthy of the highest and sublimeat compositions i in our Welsh literature. Mr Harrison, C.M., awarded the prize of 5s for the best map of hng- U¡ land and Wales," to Mr Daniel Evans, jun., ,a DinasDdu; and second to Mr Evan Enoch Jones, Peniel. Mr G. Evans, C.M., read his adjudication '9' on the Welsh letters." There were three com- petitors. Best, Miss Catherine Owen, Nanl mor; J* second, Mr Evan En ch Jones, Peniel. MrW. M. Griffith, Carneddi, won the first prize for the best C¡ solo rendering, the competitive piece being The 11 Welshman" (D. Emlyn Evans). -Air Havriion, C.M., read Mrs Horn's adjudication upon the J Woollen stocking." In the course of htcr re- r. marks Mrs Horn said that the Welsh are renowned 111 for their knitting, and skill in spinning. The first. prize, given by Mrs Horn, was awarded to Mrs Ellen Jones, Bwlchllechog. The following lines III were then repeated by Nainorydd:— Gwell am wau gyda'i gweill man—oedd Ellen ir Nag 'ddjlioud 'run rhiau; hi Diw > g glws ei 'sgidiau gwlan gt Wna ddewisol ddwy hosau. j] Mr T. Caerfallwch Humphreys sang I fyny bo'r nod/' with exquisite expressiveness. Mr Robert Evans, Dinas Ddu, was awarded the first prize for the best composition on the "State of the J Israelities under the Judges." Glee, "Y a Ganaan glyd." by a penty from Peniel, which was most impressively rendered. Ma nor- ydd then read his adjudication on the epi- grams to the Weil." There were fifteen com- petitions, but the best w" Mr Robert Evans, J) Oinas Ddn. Mr J. Thoma" Williams, Croesor, 111 won the first prize for the best anwer" to the rj questions upon the The Person and Work of the i Holy Ghost, the Rev J. hlvans, B.A., being ad- judicator. The quartett, "Oanu mae'r Eos (J. Thomas) met with an enthusiastic reception, and the party were re-called. Mr Richard Griffith, 'f Carneddi, won the prize for the best poem on the •'Destruction of the Cities of the Plain," Glaslm being adjudicator. Bey on: the sea, by Mr T. j* Caerfallwch Humphreys, was warmly I Glaslyn awarded the first prize for the best six verses on "Dew" to Mr John Hughes, Oerd wtr. ? •'Fy Ngwlad," by the Penuel Choir, was next rendered magnificently. The great attraction of e the Eisteddfod, viz., the Chair Subject, w, < the next on the programme. The Chair was to be i awarded to the author of the best "Novel; its characters and sceneries being confined t) the neighbourhood ot Beddgelert. The adjud'C.itor said he bad received three novels, which were, in e every sense, excellent- compositions; but it was ,s clear that, the one'with the c.'guomen Morgrug- yu "excelled the' others in brilliancy and ima- e gination. And to him the prize whs awarded, g The conductor then called to make his appearance, wh.. was found m the ? person of Mr E. Gethin Jones, tailor and draper, r Aberglaslyn. In accordance w th the aucient custom 01 chairing, he was onducted along the stage by Tegfelyn and Nainorydd. And as he I fL was thua led, he niut eui..i,.iastic -ng Nainorydd tailed !or Hidd ch," and --ced" the winner novelist according to Bruint a 7)ef-e atcd." Yutes of thanks having been given lu Mrey lioruaiid othcis for their and --ntri-a butiens, the proceedings conclude'3.