Wi do not necessarily identify ourselves with the S? of our correspondents.
CARNARVONSHIKE ELECTION. SIR,-If in repelling the general charge of falsehood made by Mr Douglas Pennant against the electors of Carnarvonshire I used language personally discourteous to him, I desire thus publicly to express my regret, and frankly to offer to him an apol gy for having done so. It certainly wai cot sointended, and I wish tostatethatthrough- out an exciting and trying contest, I received noth- ing but kind" and courteous treatment from Mr Douglas Pennant.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, WATKIN WILLIAMS. To the Editor of the Globe. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. 21st April, 1880.
CARNARVONSHIRE ELECTION. SIR,—The expression of regret by Mr Watkin Williams for language which he had inadvertently used towards myself, and the tone in which that expression is conveyed through your columns, enable me to rejoice that my acquaintance with him is replaced upon a friendly footing.- Yours faithfully, G. DOUGLAS PENNANT. To the Editor of the Globe. WEST CHESHIRE ELECTION.—MR CORN- WALLIS WEST AND HIS TENANTRY. --L,-Will you kindly insert the enclosed in vour next issue, which is a copy of a letter I received from Major West this morning, and oblige.-Yours obediently, WILLIAM DAVIES. [CO¡>Y]. •A' Eaton Place, S.W., April 19th, 1S80. DEAR SIR,—I hope the delay which has arisen in acknowledging the v.r/ gratifying letter sent to the chairman of my committee during the recent contest in West Cheshire, and signed by 55 gentlemen and ethers connected with my Ruthin Estate, has not led you or any of them to suppose that I did act fully apprecial e the excellent in- tention it displayed. I was, I assure you. deeply touched by this unexpected pnd spontaneous protest made by my Ruthin and Llanarmon tenantry to the aspersions cast upon me as a land- lord by Sir Philip Egerton and the Tory party in West Cheshire. Sir P. Egerton has had his attention drawn to the caluminous attacks made by him and others in speeches and placards, and has also seen the letters from my Tenantry re- pufliating them, but he declines to wirhdraw or apologise for them. He has of course a perfect right to his opinion a3 to what is or is not be- coming courtesey between one gentleman and another after a political and not a personal contest for a seat in Parliament, but I and many others think he would have studied his dignity best if he had taken example from his honourable colleague, as well as from his opponents, by eschewing the foolish and in some respects bitter personalities while during the late contest so dis- figured his utterancy, and by now acknowledging that at any rate in one particular, regarding the relations subsisting between myself and my tenantry, he was in error. Please to convey my best thanks to the signatories of the letters, and in the hope that I may never forfeit the good opinion you and them now entertain of me, and which they have so loyally expressed at a time when they saw me unjustifiably attacked.-I remain, ever faithfully yours, W. CORNWALLIS WEST. Tu Mr Davies, Llysfasi Farm, Ruth in.
THE CARNARVON STREET L.\VP\ SIR,—I have not the pleasure of knowing whether you, yourself, are in the habit of per- ambulating the Carnarvon streets on nights that are supposed to be lit "by fair Luna's rays," but you, as well as many of your readers, doubtless enjoy an evening stroll, and so must have noticed that the authorities omit to light the lamps on moon-light nights. Now knowing, as they must, how fickle the moon is, and knowing also that the side streets being narrow are easily darkened, I venture to think it is rather too bad that they should trust to the moon, and so endanger the safety of pedestrians. I suppose that their reason is that of economy but, sooth to say, it is in this case a very poor one. Some plain-spoken but Dot very courteous persons might be teiaptod to apply a term derived from the Latin word Luna to those who thus endanger their fellow-citizens' safety. I trust that you wiJl do me the favour of inserting this protest in year nex: valuable issue, and apologising for trespassing at such length on your patience and good-nature.—Believe me to re- main, sir, your obedient servant, April 20th, 1880. "Lux IN URBE."
THE SUNDAY EVENING TEMPERANCE MEETINGS. SIRj—It is very gratifying to notice the efforts that are being put forth for the furtherance of the temperance cause in Carnarvon, ani with your permission, I will offer a suggestion for their conduct, which I think you will at least consider a feasible one. The meetings are now held at the various chapels in the town alternately, the time of meeting being half-past four in the afternoon. It is a pleasure to see such unanimity existing between the various denominations in coming to such an admirable arrangement. But the most illD rtant question which has prompted me to trouble you with this letter is the time of meeting. Now, the chief object of these meetings is, or should be, the reclaiming of those who have so suuk in the mire of intemperance as to have lost all respect for themselves as well as for others, and also to protect the young from falling into that deplorable condition. Do you think, sir, that the time now adopted is a likely time to catch the attention of the former class ? Is it reasonable to expect that those genuine objects of reform will inconvenience themselves to attend the meetings at a time which is, I may say, universally, their meal time ? A temperance meeting should be fixed for such an hour that would serve as a bait to catch the attention of those who never think of attending such meetings, to say nothing of putting themselves to any inconvenience to attend them. In consideration of this, and in order that they may not interfere with the religious duties of their supporters, I would suggest that the meetings be held at eight o'clock in the evening, after the conclusion of the services at the various churches and chapels in the town. It would also be well. I think, if a suitable room could be secured for holding these meetings which would be free from any sect or denomination whatever, so that the people may go safely and regularly without any fear ot being noticed as belonging to this or that sect. or no sect at all. as the case may be. I feel coufidenfthat, with the co-operation and influence of the excellent temperance gentlemen which Carnarvon can produce, the suggestions I have so feebly"called attention to cannot, if carried out, but tpnd to promote the success which such meetings deserve, and the true object for which they are intended.—I yours, &c meetings deserve, and the true object for which they are intended.-I am, yours, &c April 20, 1380. JBSSE JAY.
THE REPORT OF MR FANNING EVANS'S MEETING AT HULYHEAD. SIR,- With your permission I beg to make a few remarks upon the lengthy and one-sided report of the above meeting in your issue of last week. The so-called ,l reception" took place the same day as I that upon which the honourable member for the county met the eleetors to thank them for his re- turn. To the inhabitants of Holyhead,where the report is or: a heap of words as preposterous as they are exaggerating, and should be treated with siient contempt, as they deserve; but to strangers, the report may sound as noisy as the reception really was. Mwyaf twrf—lledri gvoeigionP We expected that the pcinted rebuke given by the honourable member for the boroughs at a previous meeting upon the disgraceful reports that had re- cently appeared in other publications had given to such a mortal blow, but we regret to find it other- wise,-unless we are to listen to this, as the last and dying groan of a most unfair and partial of all reports. The question was often asked during that Saturday evening-" What purpose have they in view by creating such an uproar ? Has Mr Evans not announced retirement, and done so honour- ably, as a gentleman should do ? The only ex- planation is this, that Mr Evans and his supporters could not have understood their position. A de- feated, or a retired candidate should submit to the natural result, and take the consequences with a good grace; whereas the supporters of the above engaged a brass band, and paid them (it is under- stood that they were asked to play gratuitously, but refused), and organized a lot of little children with a promise of a tea party(!) Among them were several women, well known at Holyhead, shrieking loudly, in a most unbecoming manner. The public-houses were copiously decorated with flags, and even "no surrender" displayed in some of their windows It would be well for this cabal to bear in mind that the people of Holyhead are not to be allured into fetters by frivolous and empty promises they want no payment for the fulfil- ment of their duty but a good conscience neither do they require to be dictated to by strangers, many of whom do not settle long enough in the same neighbourhood to claim a vote, and will again disappear very soon from our midst; nor by forward and self-opinioned young men, who have forgotten their mother's tongue before acquiring another, such as presumed in his maiden speech at the above reported meeting to denounce the most respected and enlightened inhabitants of Holy- head as "deformed fragments." We would ex- claim to him, "Look unto the rock whence thou art hewn, and to the hole whence thou art digged," 'and remember the next time he appears on the public platform that he is not then among the pigs! It is reported that the affair "eclipsed all the receptions throughout the recent election." Yes, as far as simple things please simple minds." It is stated also that the hall was instantly filled." It was not full of people during any part of the meeting; and great numbers that were not of Mr Evans' party were present from curiosity. Some even that had been noted during the fictitious campaign were conspicuous that evening in their absence. The gallery was reserved for ladies," and filled with young girls As for the Chairman and his childish caprices, they are not worth commenting upon he is too well-known for his vulgar ribaldry. Politics were utterly forgotten. The great question of the day ignored-if at any time during the election they were remembered by Mr Evans' party it is very doubtiul. The Christian (?) conclusion of Mr Evans' speech is worthy of note. The reader may refer to it, but we would ask the free and noble electors of the Anglesey boroughs,-Can you ever entertain the candidature of a man who has so publicly com- mitted himself if ever he will allow himself to be so blindly "dragged" to such an unfair contest again, which is not very probable? Can you betray sach a true constituency of Liberal prin- ciples as the Anglesey Boroughs to an ignis Jatuus If they intend to convince the electors of Holyhead of their soundness as to principles they must abandon their present course of action. It is useless for them to make importunate as- sertions like Petruchio to his bride,- Now, by my mother's son, and that's myself, It shall be moon, or star, or what I list." Mr Evans would have looked very simple if a Tory candidate had run in at the last moment. The best plan for them to adopt would be to emigrate en masse in some of the Amlwch brigs to some un- known land, as they neither represent Conser- vatism nor Liberalism. TRUTH.
MR FANNING EVANS'S RECENT CANDIDA- TURE. SIR,—As you have very impartially re- ported our meetings during the recent contest, I venture to ask you to insert the following reply to a letter from Mr Morgan Lloyd, on the above subject, which appeared in a contemporary of yours last week. I am not a lawyer, and there- fore in answering a lawyer's letter, I am likely to fail if I attempt any of that merely literal truth," which our learned member pro tem has produced. He states that Mr Robert Williams' announcement of what took place at the Dinorben Hotel was literally true," coupling the state. ment with the explanation that Mr Robert Williams announced Mr Evans' retirement Now Mr Morgan Lloyd is telling the truth. He is telling what he would call (to use his own expres- sion) the "literal truth." But does the reader know what is meant by" lupprelsia veri," and suggestio falsi." These two phrases contain all my reply. Mr Lloyd tries the first; his chairman, it would appear, went as far as the second. Mr Robert Williams said quite truly that Mr Evans had retired, solely because of the legal objection to his candidature, and I handed personally to Mr Williams, a statement in writing, which he read and passed to Mr Lloyd who also read it. Yet Mr Williams made a statement to the contrary and Mr Morgan Lloyd's committee placarded it at Holyhead. Let Mr Lloyd say whether that part of his chairman's speech was true or otherwise. The fight is over, but the best proof of the fact that Mr Evans had far more than sufficient promises to put him in will be given when it is seen that, whether the next general election occurs in one year or six, Mr Morgan Lloyd will never sit again for the Anglesey Boroughs. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, Chairman ef Mr Fanning Evans's Committee.
MR JONES-PARRY AND THE REPRESEN- TATION OF CARNARVONSHIRE. Sm,-I desire an explanation of the fol- lowing sentence which appeared in a contemporary last week Mr Pennant's agents knew too well that a number of the Carnarvonshire electors, for some reason or other, were averse to the candi- dature of Mr Jones-Parry." What has Mr Jones-Parry done? And what is the reason for thus hating him? In 1868 and 1874, the same organ, which endeavours to degrade him to-day, was trumpeting his praise and fitness throughout the country. A word of explanation will satisfy AN IMPARTIAL VOTER.
Mr. F. W. Shields has made great progress with his important commission to design stained glass for the chapel at Eaton Hall,a seat of the Duke of Westminster, a building of the Early English style, the work of Mr. Waterhouse. The windows comprise eleven lofty lights, surmounted by cinquefoils on the east and south Elides and the chancel of the chapel, which is at the west end. Seven blind spaces of the same dimensions are opposite the wi&dows, and are to be filled with mosaics. The east and south windows are being filled with two rows of figures, representing, in the upper one "Glorious Company of the Apostles," and in the lower "Holy Church" of the New Testament.
MR SiMS REEVES. The public will learn with regret, though scarcely ( with surprise, that their old favourite, John Sims ] Reeves, has determined to quit the scene of his many triumphs, and that after a series of farewell performances, the place that has known him shall know him no more." Thinking that a few particulars of this great artist might prove of interest to our readers, we append a short biography. Mr Reeves was born at Woolwich in 1821, and is consequently in his 59th year. As a child he showed that aptitude for the "Divine Art" for which he has so long been celebrated, as we find him occupying the position of organist at the parish church at North Cray at the age of 14, while later on he, in conjunction with his brother Reginald, was the leading singer in the choir. It was not, however, till he was in his 18th year that he came prominently before the public as an entr'acte singer at Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he achieved a great success, while shortly after, so rapid was his progress, we find him playing in opera in London. Strangely enough, he at this time did not know the quality of his voice, as he was cast for and played the part of Rodolpho in "La Sonnambula" (a baritone role). Feeling, however, the want of culture, without which even the most splendid natural gifts are in a great measure lost, Mr Reeves betook himself to Italy, and studied under the great master Garcia. His musical education completed, he appeared at La Scala, in Milan, in the character of Edgardo in "Lucia, where we are told a clique was formed for the purpose of hissing the young tenor. Those, however, who went to hiss, remained to applaud, and when Mr Reeves left the theatre that memor- able night, his fortune was made. From that time till now his career has been a series of splendid triumphs. Whether in oiatorio, opera, or ballad music, he has no equal, and all who have heard him sing that sweetest of love songs, Adelaida," or My pretty Jane," or have listened to his rendering of Sound an alarm," or "Thou shalt break down," will feel his loss almost as a per- sonal one. In making his farewell bow, however, to that public he has for so many years delighted, Mr Reeves will introduce his son, Mr Herbert Reeves, who has had a careful art training in Italy, and who, we are told on trustworthy authority, possesses a tenor voice of exquisite quality.
piping. PORT OF CARNARVON.—Arrived.—Phoebe, Wil. liams, Runcorn; King Ja Ja, (s.s), Jones Liverpool; Margaret & Mary, Griffiths, Skibbereen; Leander, Jones, Aberdeen; King Ja Ja (s s) Jones, Liver- pool Thomas & Sons, Williams, Llanelly Swift, Sharman, Dublin Raven, Houghton, do.; Albion, Williams, Bangor; Richard, Roberts, Porthdin- llaen; Mary Coles, Ellis, Dublin; King Ja Ja (s.s), Jones, Liverpool. Sailed.—Unicorn, Davies, Pordinorwic; Margaret & Mary, Griffiths, do.; William & Margaret, Pritchard do. Jane, Roberts, do.; King Ja Ja (s.s), Jones, Liverpool; Penmaen, Jones, Portdinorwic; Seven Brothers, Jones, do. King Ja Ja (s.s), Jones, Liverpool; James, Jones, Portdinorwic; Miss Beck, Williams, Bangor; Scotia, Howells, Belfast; Neptune, Jones, Portdinorwic; Clarence, Williams, Liverpool; Falcon, Jones, Portdinorwic.
CARNARVON. In the midst of this great political excitement don't forget the CUMBERLAND HAMS at the POOL-STREET MARKET,—see advertisement, front page. 9312-M MEDICAL.-Among those who have passed the preliminary examination of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain we are pleased to find the name of Mr H. T. Evans, 19, Bangor- street. Mr Evans was prepared for the examination by Mr Edwin Jones, Brynarfor Hall Grammar School Towyn. FASHIONABLE WEDDING.-The following notice of the marriage of a brother of Mr J. B. Allanson appeared in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette last week: -On Thursday the marriage was solemnised at the cathedral between Albert Allanson, the youngest son of Mr Thomas Allanson, of Talskiddy, and Jessie Hartley, youngest daughter of the Rev J. C. Rowlatt, priest vicar of Exeter Cathedral. The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev the Dean, assisted by the Venerable Archdeacon Woollcombe. There were also present the Revs Precentor Cook,Chancellor Harrington, Canon Lee, W. David, and H. E. Reynolds. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, by whom she was given away. She was attended by eight bridesmaids, viz., Miss K. Rowlatt (sister of the bride), Miss Allanson (sister of the bride- groom), Miss A. Pycroft, London; Miss Johnson, Miss Marie Johnson, London; Miss Deans, and Miss Chrissie Corniste. The bride wore a dress of ivory duchesse satin, draped with satin brocade, and trimmed with small boquets of bridal flowers, wreath and necklet of orange flowers, and tulle veil with gold ornaments. She carried a choice bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. The brides- maids were draped alike in pale pink silk dresses, trimmed with Breton lace, and ruby velvet bodices with drawn pink silk waistcoats, ruby velvet hats with ruby and pink feathers, pale pink shoes and gloves to match. Each carried a bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's mother wore a dress of Grenat velvet and satin, cream and Grenat bonnet. Mrs Frank Morris (sister of the bride) wore black poult desoi draped with white damasse, and fringe black bonnet with a white feather, and bouquets of white violets. Miss Rowlatt (sister of the bride) wore eau-de-nil silk and damasse, trim- med with coffee-coloured breton lace, large hat of myrtle velvet with shaded feathers. Amongst those present and invited were General and Mrs Rowlatt, Mr and Mrs Rowlatt, Mr and Mrs Allan- son, and Mr and Mrs J. B. Allanson, Carnarvon Sir Thomas and Lady Pycroft, Rev and Mrs James Pycroft, Mr and Mrs George Pycroft, Miss Pycroft, Miss E. Pycroft, Colonel Allardice, 76th Regiment; Mrs Allardice, Mr and Mrs and Miss Bridge, Mrs Pinney, Mr and Mrs Henry Morris, General and Mrs Johnston, Mrs Costley Daly, Mr and Mrs Carval Boyle, Mr and Mrs Laurence Kennaway, Mrs Cooke, Mrs and Miss Woollcombe, Miss Lee, Mrs Denny, Mrs David, Mrs Hermann David, Mrs Reynolds, Rev J. and Mrs Deans, Mrs Webb, Mr Alexander (Scind Horse), Major O'Brien, R.E.; Lieutenant James Corfe, R.N.; Captain Street, 11th Regiment; Count de Pala- tiano, Lieutenant Harris, H.M.S. Euphrates; Miss Came, Mr Powell, Mr and Mrs J. T. Barrow. The bridegroom was attended by Mr W. F. Green, as best man. The gentlemen who acted as grooms- men were as follows: Mr Tow, Major Chard, R.E., V.C.; Mr Hughes, Mr Montague Rogers, Mr Arens, Mr W. B. Yarde, and Mr R. S. Kin- dersley. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Wedding March" was played by Mr Wood, and as the bridal party left the cathedral a peal of bell was rung, which continued at intervals during the day. The breakfast was laid at the chantry, to which a large number sat down. In the after- noon the newly-married couple left for London en route for Paris, amid a shower of rice and elippers. The bride's travelling dress was srreinat Irish poplin and velvet, with hat and muff to match. The wedding presents were very numer- ous. The bride's dress and trousseau, and also the dresses of the bridesmaids, were made by Miss Parkins, and the breakfast was supplied by Messrs Battishill and Palmer, of Exeter.
THE APPROACHING PERFORMANCES OF THE MESSIAH." These grand performances are now close at hand. On Tuesday and Wednesday next, the Carnarvon Choral Union will, it is hoped, have succeeded in crowning their labours of the past eight months with auccesa and it is, therefore, only reasonable for themlto expect large audiences. They have spared neither labour nor expense in trying to give the public of this town and districts an opportunity of hearing an oratorio performed with full accompaniment. To accomplish this aim, band consisting of gentlemen from the very best orchestras in England have been en- gaged. Hitherto, the nearest approach to a full band which has ever been in Carnarvon has only numbered about ten instruments, whilst the in- strumental performers at the approaching concerts will number thirty-four, consisting of the follow- ing instruments:— First violins 6 Second 5 Violas 3 Cellos 2 Double bass 3 Flutes 3 Oboes 2 Clarinets 2 Trumpet 1 Bassoon 1 Trombones. 2 Drums 2 Harmoniums 2 Total ..34 Mr Sedgwick, a very popular player on the violin, will be the leader of the orchestra. The trumpet obligato in "The Trumpet Shall Sound," will be taken by Mr Peers. The society needs no com- ment to recommend itself to the public, for now the town is proud of such a choir. The soloists are themselves an attraction seldom had in Car- narvon. The soprano, Miss Jones, has always been a favourite before she went to the academy, but those who have heard her since she has been trained in London have had their expectations sur- passed. Her style is splendid. Of the contralto, Miss M'Kenzie, the people of Carnarvon know very little, but they can judge of her musical abilities when it is said the Metropolitan press admit that she is second only to Madam Patey. She has sung at all the Wednesday evening Ballad Concerts held at the Albert Hall, London, last season. Eos Morlais is to be the tenor soloist. His name is quite sufficient to make the public aware of the great treat in stare for them, for "YrEos" is the most popular Welsh tenor singer of the present day. The bass solos are in good hands when given to Mr Lamb. He has had con- siderable experience, and his great popularity in the North of England, especially in Lancashire and Yorkshire, speak volumes. It is to be hoped that the self- sacrifice made by the members of the Carnarvon Choral Union will meet with a worthy reward on Tuesday and Wednesday. We heartily recommend the public not to lose the opportunity of hearing a really grand oratorio performed. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, SATURDAY. —Before Mr J. D. Whitehead (in the chair) and Mr W. T. Poole. Drunkenness.— William Lewis, Ebenezer, was fined 20s and costs for drunkenness. This was his fourth offence within twelve months.-Hugh Owen, jockey, Portdinorwic, was fined 2s Ðd and costs for committing a similar offence. In reply to a charge of drunkenness, Thomas Williams, Creigiau-mawr, pleaded election time as an excuse, adding that on such occasion it was necessary he should have something to drink. The bench, however, fined him 2s 6d and costs.—Wm. Evans, Ty'nyweirglodd, did not appear to answer a charge of drunkenness, and the case was adjourned for a week. A Suspicious Angler.-David Thomas, alias Dafydd y Bee," Carnarvon, was charged with refusing to allow a river-watcher to search him. Mr 0. A. Jones prosecuted on behalf of the Board of Conservators. Alexander Stuart deposed to having seen the defendant fishing for half an hour. Thomas deposited some of the fish in a basket, and others, which witness believed to be salmon fry, in his breast. The defendant re- fused to let witness see the contents of his pockets.—The accused admitted having refused to let Stuart search him, unless there was another person present. -A fine of 10s and costs was im- posed upon the defendant. Affiliation.-Catherine Roberts, Yspytty, Llan- dinorwic, charged Samuel Jones, Corporation, Gallt.y-foel, with being the father of her illegiti- mate child The defendant did not appear having, it was said, sailed for Australia. The evidence of the complainant being insufficient, the bench ad. journed the case.—Jane Ellis, Cwmyglo, sum- moned Thomas Hughes, of the same neighbour- hood, to show cause why he should not contri- bute towards the maintenance of her bastard child. The bench dismissed the summons. Mr Allanson appeared for the defendant. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT, MONDAY. -Before Mr W. P. Williams (ex-mayor) and Mr Hugh Pugh. School Board Prosccutions.-Evan Hughes, sailor, Bank-street, was fined 5s for neglecting to send his children to school. A similar charge was pre- ferred against Gomer Richards, Northgate-street. The defendant pleaded that his daughter was above school age. He was obliged to keep her home in consequence of the illness of his wife. The-case was adjourned for a month. Edward Griffith, Bank-street, was summoned for neglect- ing to send his daughter to school. The defendant's wife appeared, and pleaded illness. Mr Morris, the attendance officer, proved the case, and said that the child was not too ill to play about the streets. Mrs Griffith remarked that during the election time the child shouted Screw," aud the schoolmistress then told her that she would cer. tainly "screw" her after the election, "because she was a Whig, and not a Tory" (laughter). The bench adjourned the case for a month. Alleged Obstruction by a Tradesman.— Mr Thomas Jones, confectioner, Bridge-street, was charged with obstructing the thoroughfare by allowing a box to remain on the pavement opposite his shop. In reply to the charge, the defendant said the box, which was in the gutter, and not on the pavement, was only worth 3d. The officer had made no complaint whatever about it, and it was a great shame that he should be summoned for such a trifling matter. It was the duty of the officer to turn in and request him to remove the box, if it obstructed the thoroughfare.-P.c. 66 deposed that on the day the offence was committed he requested Mr Jones to remove a truck which obstructed the side of the footpath. The truck was removed, but when he subsequently passed the shop he found a box lying across the pavement. The box remained there for four hours.—Mr W. P. Williams: You did not go there to complain the second time? — The Officer: No; as soon as the truck was removed, the box was placed across the pavement.—Mr Jones: Nothing was mentioned about the box.—Mr Pugh (to the officer): What reason had you for not going there the second time.—The officer replied that he con- sidered such a course unnecessary, inasmuch as he had ordered the defendant to remove the truck.— The Defendant: It is most ridiculous that I should be summoned; and I think it is high time that tradesmen should stand out against this sort of thing.—Mr Pugh: It would have been much better if the officer had turned in and requested Mr Jones to remove the box.—The defendant said that there were some people in the same street who were allowed to let their goods remain out day and night. -The bench ultimately dismissed the case, and requested the defendant not to cause any obstruc- tion in future. "True Bluet.—John Jones, Bragdy-mawr, and John Jones, Bontnewydd, were summoned for drunkenness on the 6th inst.—The defendants admitted having indulged a little in drink, but pleaded election time as an excuse, and added that they "only shouted their aide." -Sergt. Samuel Jones proved having found the defendants drunk and disorderly in Castle-square on the day of the election.—John Jones, Bragdy-mawr We were only shouting "Pennant for ever," when a man came up and struck me down (laughter).- Mr Pugh Perhaps Mr Pennant will pay the fine for you (loud laughter).—John Jones: We will stick to our side whether he pays or not (renewed laughter).—Mr Williams: You are not brought here for shouting "Pennant for ever," but for drunkenness.—Major Clayton (the chief constable) suggested the dismissal of the defendants upon payment of costs, as election time was an exceptional time.—Mr Prothero, the deputy chief I constable: Some persons were brought up last Monday for drunkenness, and they excused them- selves by saying that they were only shouting Watkin Williams for ever." The bench fined them 2s 6d and costs.-After a short consultation, the bench dismissed the defendants upon payment of costs, 3s 6d each. Drunkenness. -Patrick Casey, the notorious Irish tinker from the neighbourhood of Tan'rallt, was summoned for drunkenness. The charge was sustained by a police officer and several neigh- bours, and a petition was also handed to the bench from the residents of the locality complain- ing about the disturbances committed by the defendant. Casey was fined 2s 6d and cost. Absenting Himself from the Militia Tra,ining.- Wm. Saddler, a native of London, formerly in the employ of Messrs de Winton and Co., was fined 40s and costs for absenting himself from last year's training of the Carnarvonshire Militia. It appears that the defendant, who is a marine engineer, was in the East Indies at the time.
BANGOR. BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. -Association meetings in connection with the English Baptist cause were held at Bangor on Tuesday. A paper on "Indi- vidual Christian Work" was read by Mr W. Lewis, Holyhead; and at night a sermon was preached by the Rev. Duncan MacGregor, of Rhyl. POLICE COURT.—On Tuesday, before Lord Pen- rhyn and other magistrates, Owen Jones, coal merchant, Waenwen, was bound over to keep the peace for six months for threatening John Roberts, an opposition trader, and, upon the application of jMr AUanson, who prosecuted, the defendant was ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings.- Robert Hind, horse dealer, Barnsley, was charged by Inspector Warren, R.S.P.C.A., with working a horse with sores 011 its back and shoulder, and fined 30s and costs.-Sarah Owen, Glandwr- terrace, Garth, applied for a judicial separation from her husband, Griffith Owen, a ship carpenter. The order was granted, 4s weekly to be paid to- wards the wife's maintenance.-A number of quarrymen were fined for drunkenness and dis- orderly conduct at Bethesda on the election day. ELECTION OF PROCTORS.—The election of two proctors to represent the diocese of Bangor in convocation took place at Bangor Cathedral on Thursday, April 15. In the absence of Mr Jeune, the chancellor of the diocese, the dean presided and there was an attendance of about forty clergy- men. The re-election of the Rev. P. C. Ellis, rector of Llanfairfechan, was proposed and seconded by the Revs W. Hughes (Llanenddwyn) and Warren Trevor (Penmon). Canon Lewis (rector of Dol. gelley, and a retiring proctor) proposed, and the Rev. R. Williams-Griffith seconded the election of the Rev. D. W. Thomas, vicar of St Ann's, Llan- degai. No other candidate being nominated, the Revs. P. C. Ellis, and D. W. Thomas were declar- ed to be duly elected, and they acknowledged the compliment paid to them. The former gentleman said that he feared the Burials Bill would be passed and he trusted that, if the Church should be dis- established, the State would allow the clergy to go off in possession of their churches and churchyards, rather than its foundations should be sapped by the invasion into the churchyards of persons who were avowedly hostile to the Establishment. The Rev. D. W. Thomas also spoke against the Burials Bill, which contained no compensation for the vested interests the clergy had in a custom peculiar to the diocese-offerings at funerals. He also complained of the large number of livings in North Wales which were in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David's and Llandaff. The Rev. D. Brisco, rector of Holyhead, Mid Canon Lewis, rector of Dolgelley, were nominated to represent the chapter. The former was elected. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The first meeting of the newly-elected board was held on Wednesday. There was a large attendance, the ex- officio guardians including Lord Penrhyn, Colonel Hampton Lewis, Captain Verney, Captain Morgan, Mr Btilkeley Hughes, M.P., aud Mr Williams (Plasnewydd). Mr Bulkeley Hughes, in proposing the election of Mr T. Lewis as chairman, paid a high compliment to Mr Bicknell, who had acted in that capacity or as guardian or vice-chairman for upwards of 33 years. Mr Hugh Thomas seconded the proposal. Mr W. Edwards proposed, and the Rev H. D. Owen seconded, the election of Colonel West. Prior to the nomination of Colonel West, Mr Lewis asked that his nama should be with- drawn, as, consistently with his private business and his connection with other public bodies in the town, he could not give that time and attention which the duties of the chairmanship called for. His proposer ind seconder declining to withdraw, a poll was taken and Colonel West receiving 16 votes against 11 for Mr Lewis, the former was declared elected. The Rev H. Davies Owen and Mr T. Lewis were re-elected viee-chairmen. Cap- tain Verney, in proposing the latter gentleman, trusted that some steps would be taken to present Mr Bicknell with some tangible testimonial of his long services.—The Clerk (Mr Thomas) reported the out-relief for the fortnight to be £ 357 6s lOd; non settled poor, JE17 12s 6d; treasurer's balance, £ H59 7s.—The Governor of the Workhouse (Mr Owen) reported the number of inmates to be 89, against 91 for the corresponding period last year; vagrants for the fortnight. 56.
HOLYHEAD. THE GALE.—It was blowing a hurricane here all day on Wednesday, and cross channel steamers were considerably delayed. The yacht Aries has become a total wreck. CHARGE OF WOUNDING.-George Kain, 38th Regiment, Curragh Camp, Harry Marinell, and Thomas Knowles, sailors, of Jersey, were brought up before the magistrates on Wednesday, charged with seriously wounding Patrick Feehan, of Bir- kenhead, during a drunken brawl on the way from Chester in the train. Feehan had a gash over his left e) e, and, being blind in one eye, narrowly escaped losing his sight altogether. Feehan stated that Kain used a knife. No knife was, however, found in his possession. The case was dismissed. LOCAL BOARD, FRIDAY LAST.—Present: Messrs Wm. P. Elliott, Penrhos Bradwen; Owen Morris, Pen-y-Bryn Joseph Williams, coal merchant; John Roberts, Cefn Coch Thomas Roberts, Queen's Terrace; Wm. Riva, Edward Mellor, Hugh Hughes, New London House G. P. Griffith, Compton House; and Richard Hughes, Stanley Crescent. There were there- fore only two members absent. This being the first meeting of the new board, the principal work to be done was to appoint a chairman for the ensuing year. Qualification of Members.—After the new mem- bers had signed the usual declaration of qualifi- cation, Mr Richard Hughes asked if it was not necessary, when a member signed a declaration that he was possessed of real or personal property to the value of £ 500, for him to give the board some proof that he is qualified. He would rather sit in the gutter than on the board and for anyone to think that he was not qualified. There were a good many speaking outside the board.—Mr Joseph Williams said no one doubted his (Mr Hughes') qualification.—Mr Hughes did not want anyone to have grounds for being suspicious.—Mr Elliott thought no one doubted his qualifications, but Mr Hughes said people were talking and he would give proof.—Mr Joseph Williams said that if Mr Hughes had any charge to make against a member of the board he should bring it forward, and not waste the time of the board in examining the qualifications.—Mr Hughes: You speak about something you know. My ratable value last time was J617, and now it is only £ 14.—Mr J. Williams You say there is great talk about you-why don't you make a charge ?—Mr Hughes I don't say anything about that.-He then asked the Clerk to read the Act bearing on the subject, which he did, after which the subject dropped. All this took place whilst the chair was vacant, Mr Riva's term of office having expired at the previous meeting, and a successor not having been appointed. Appointment of Chairman for the ensuing Year. The Clerk having informed the board that the appointment of chairman was the first business to be proceeded with, Mr Mellor proposed Mr Joseph Williams as chairman, and was seconded by Mr Wm. Riva. Mr G. P. Griffith proposed Mr Owen Morris, the motion being seconded by Mr Hugh Hughes. Mr J. Roberts proposed Mr R. Hughes as chairman for the day. This was not seconded. Mr Elliott proposed, and Mr Mellor seconded, that Mr Riva take the chair until his successor was appointed. This was carried, and Mr Riva took the chair, whereupon Mr John Roberts proposed Mr Mellor as chairman for the year. Mr Mellor begged to decline, as he could not always attend. He had very often to go to Ireland, and would often be away on the days the board meetings were held. The names of the two proposed for the chair were then put to the vote, when Messrs G. P. Griffith, Hugh Hughes, John Roberts, and Thomas Roberts voted in favour of Mr Owen Morris, and Messrs W. Riva, E. Mellor, and W. P. Elliott in favour of Mr Joseph Williams. The other members did not vote. Air Owen Merris was therefore elected by four votes against three. Mr Morris, in taking the chair, thanked the members for their kiud feelings towards him. He was not on the very best terms with the English language, but he felt sure they would support him as much as they could. Flushing of Drains.-Mr Elliott said he had received the clerk's letter, asking for the terms of the water company for supplyiug water to flush the drains, but as the questions given were so vague he could not give a definite reply. The matter was left over. Mill Bank Drainage.-Mr Richard Hughes aåed why the committee appointed to visit Mill Bank on Tuesday had not met, when those appointed said they had not been notified. It was then agreed that next Tuesday be the day for meeting, the same members to meet as appointed at the previous meeting, and ior Mr Elliott to take the level and make the section. He would be happy to give the board his services gratuitously.—Mr John Roberts hearing this, said that he begged to protest on behalf of the ratepayers against anyone but a regular qualified man—such as a civil engineer-to make a survey, or do anything in that way for the board. If they employed a qualified man and paid him it would well repay the board in ridding them of all squabbling, as it would appear to the ratepayers that by doing such things themselves they were trying to play into each other's hands, and re- flected very discreditably on the board.—Mr Elliott said he was not at all ambitious for doing the work.—Mr Joseph Williams thought that as Mr Roberts was not present at the meeting when the committee was appointed he ought to wait until their report was brought forward, and if he then thought them incompetent for the work he could move a resolution.—Mr Roberts said he had nothing against Mr Elliott personally, but simply against their mode of procedure in such matters. -Mr Richard Hughes proposed that as many members as could possibly attend should meet on Tuesday and make a thorough examination of the spot, and if they found any difficulty he would be ready to support Mr Roberts' motion.—Mr Mellor seconded the motion.—Mr Joseph Williams pro- posed that Mr John Roberts be the only additional member to be asked to join the committee already appointed.—Mr Hughes' motion was carried. Change in day of meeting.-Mr Hughes wanted to know why this meeting was not held on the previous day, when the Clerk informed him that he had been misled by one of the clauses of the Act. The first meeting should be held as soon as possible after the 15th, and not on the 15th. This finished the business of the meeting.
LLANRHAIADR RE-OPENING OF THE PARISH CHURCH.—Llan- rhaiadr parish church, one of the most interesting ecclesiastical antiquities in the Vale of Ciwyd, was re-opened on Tuesday after complete restoration at a cost of nearly £ 3000, the contractor being Mr Williams, St. Asaph, and the architect Mr Arthur Baker, London. The original church existed so far back as the 13th century, and the eastern win- dow, which has now being restored, was erected in the 14th century, the present edifice, with its fine perpendicular windows and magnificertly carved oak roof (all of which have been restored), having been the work of the 15th century. Ihe opening services were largely attended, Canon Edwards, the vicar, having arranged a most successful series of services, the preachers being the Bishop of Bangor, the Bishop of St. Asaph, and the Rev Oanoa Howell, of Wrexham.
MOLD. MISSION SERVICES.—Last week we referred to the Mission Services that have been held in the Westminster Road Schoolroom, conducted by Mr Frederick Monk, of the Evangelization Society, London. Through the kindness of the secretary of the society Mr Monk has been permitted to con- tinue the services this week also. The" mis- sioner seems very much adapted to his post and his heart is evidently in the work. He delivers his addresses with much earnestness, and they are all characteristic of a man who has given up every- thing to preach the Gospel. Mr Monk implores his hearers to receive the truths which he puts before them, and we cannot help thinking that good will follow his work, and it is perfectly clear that he has no denominational points in view, but the cause of Christ which he does much to further, by his simple and earnest addresses. He delivers his farewell address this (Friday) evening. The attendances at the meetings have been much smaller than they ought to be. Mr Monk will conduct similar services in several places in North Wales. CRICKET CLUBS.—The Mold Club and the Cam- brian Club commenced playing for the first time this season on Saturday last. The ground of the Mold (Alyn) Club is Mr Lambert's field at the Lead Mills, on which the club has played since its formation. The Cambrian Club have changed their ground from the back of the gaol to Mr Bromley's field at Pwllglas, which is a decided improvement. Col. Cooke is president of the Mold. Club, Mr Lambert, treasurer, and Mr Thomas Par- sonage, secretary. Mr Edward Thomson, J.P. (president of the Reading Room and Institute where the meetings of the Cambrian Club are held) is president of the Cambrian Club Mr T. S. Adams, treasurer, and Mr E. B. Roberts, Bod- lonfa, secretary, Both clubs have arranged or are about arranging a complete list of matches for the season.
RUTHIN. ANNUAL MEETING OF GUARDIANS.—On Monday, at the first meeting of the new board, the Rev the Warden of Ruthin was re-elected chairman, and Messrs W. Pickstone and H. Powell Jones chosen as vice-chairmen. The chairman, in his annual address, informed the board that the percentage of pauperism in the union was as low as 3*5 per cent; and though there had been an increase of 63 in the paupers over the previous year, there had been a decrease in the amount paid in out- relief. The railway company have appealed against the new assessment, but the board were bound to make a new assessment simply as an act of justice to other ratepayers. Good work had been done in the sanitary department, and the health of the union was satisfactory. Contrasted with some other Welsh unions, pauperism, both as regards numbers and cost, was low. He advised the giving of relief to young labourers only as loans, to encourage their support of friendly societies. Printed and Published at the CARNARVON PRINTING WoRKS, NEW HARBOUR, CARNARVON, in the County ol Carnarvon, by ROBERT WILLIAMS, for the Car- narvon Newspaper & Printing Co. Limited. Published also at the Establishment a of Mr Ellis Roberts, Four crosses, Festuiiog, in the County of Merioneth; at the Establishment of Mrs Ellen Willliams, Llangefni, in the County of Anglesey; at the Estabishment of Mr Robert Lloyd, Ruthin, the County of Denbigh, and at the Establishment of Mr J. Kerfoot Evans, High-street, Holywell, in the County of Flint, on FRIDAY, APRIL 23BD, 18 0 y
Penrhyn Castle, X W., Bangor, April 21, 1880. MR,—I shall be much obliged if you will publish the enclosed letters.—Yours faithfully, G. DOITGLAS Pennant. The Editor of the North JT« vs Express. London, April 19, 1880.
NORTHOP. ENGLISH CsAFEL.—A service was conducted here on Sunday evening last by Mr Frederick Monk, of the Evangelization Society, London. Arrangements have been made for a week's mis- sion, to commence on Monday next, and to be addressed every evening by Mr John Johnson, of London, one of the agents of the Evangelization Society who has this week been holding a similar mission at Mostyn.