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Iifr R -To-PS R b?rts. the coroner for Angl' sey, 1 has appointed Mr Faniuflg, solicitor, Amlwch, as bis deputy. Mr H. Koeeshaw, Contain Peel, and the Rev J. A. Howell have distributed 35 tons of coal to the jjCT-r cf PeiiTacnrr- I Several sea^s have been seen in Red Wharf fay, Anglesey. The other day a fine specimen was Cipt.v".ic.I I i tlie shore. Eumour hath it that Mr Herbert Gladstone is engaged to the d 'lighter of one of the wealthiest cf GL' .") merchants." Mr 'l'lFHNts Ellis, who was appointed chief const».ole of Meirionethshire only a few months since, wa, found dead in bed at Bala on Wednes- day. He hpd besn in ill-health for some time. At Friday's monthly meeting of the Llandudno Schoct Board a letter was read from Mr Jamieson, who hcs hold the clerkship to the board since its formation, resigning his appoinimect Seven seamen were each sentenced at Swansea on Thursday to six weeks' hard 1 tb< ur for re- fusing duty on board the barque Toccpilla, from S "•a-S'n for Topacilla. The Rev J. Elias Hughes, M A., pastor of the Welsh Calriaistic Meth >dist chapel at It. Asaph, las received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the Welsh church, Wilton-square, London. John Kc blot. pointer, about 25 years of age, of Ffynnon Oroew, near Mostyn, Fliut-hire, has been admitted into the Chester Icfirmary, suffer- ing from a severe wound which he had deliber- ately inflicted upon his throat with a knife. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M P., has now so far recovered from the serious illness from which he has been suffering for about two months that it is expected he will be able to proceed to London in the course of a few days, and after a short stay there, it ispr<.b-d>le that he vill go to Cannes or Royal-les-Bains to recruit L:3 strength. De 'n Edwards, of Bangor, is the author of a book entitled My Father's House," published by Messrs Cassell, Peter, Galpin, & Co. It forms one of a series of works known as "Reut Chords Mrs Thomas, widow of the late Mr Griffith Tho- mas, and aunt to the Rev David Charles Davies, M.A Bangor, died on Thursday at her residence, North-parade, Aberystwyth, in her 89th ye-r. She was well known for her liberality to the cause of Calvinistic Methodism, and also to the poor. The second meeting in connection with the Rhyl Gospel Temperance Society was held on Friday, and proved most successful. Mr James Taylor presided, and addresses were delivered by the Revs T. Pritchard (Rhyl), T. J. Madden (Li verpool), &c. A large number donned the Blue Ribbon. Mr David Davies, M.P., has received a well- deserved tribute to his generosity ia the presenta- tion of an illuminated address by the Calvinistic MeLhodist Monthly Meeting, held at Llanidloes The aadrpss, as a woikof art, was probably equal to anything that has been designed in that lllle, while it bore unmistakable testimony to the high ssteem in which Mr Davies is held by what he feelingly termed the Old Corph." ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—Since the dis- tribution of prizes at Christmas last, this school has gained the following successes:—Mr F. B. Roberts, Selwyn College, Cambridge, who left in October last, has passed successfully the previous examinations m classics and mathematics, and is 3iow reading for the mathematical tripos; Mr J. D. Jenkins, who won Mr Loxiale's prize for classics, has gained a scholarship of £ 20 at Brecon College; Mr T. 0. Rasv*has just passed, the preliminary examir aticn of the College of Surgeons at the Apothecaries' Hall,having taken the extra subject mechanics, as well. Thirty-seven passed and seventy-three failed. THK ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY OF ART.—An important meeting of the North Wales artists and friends was held at Rhyl on Saturday to consider the advisability of holding a permanent summer exhibition of paintings. Mr Norbury, founder of the Academy, presided, and the object of the meeting was warmly taken up. Mr Winby, Palace Chambers, Westminster, and the Rev C. Whitaker, Rhyl, offered sites for a gallery at Rhyl. A com- mittee of local gentlemen present, consisting of Mr T. Morgan Owen, H.M.I., Major Penn, Major Wright, Mr Peter Browne (chief constable), and others, was formed to take steps to ascertain how far Rhyl was disposed to meet the proposal to fix a gallery of art, and probably a school as well, in that town, as being the most convenient North Wales centre. ACCIDENT IN A NORTH WALKS COLLIERY —K sad iatal accident took place at the Llay Hall Colliery, about three miles from Wrexbam, on Thursday momiag, by which a man named John Williams was kiliod. It appears that the deceased was at work down the shaft as usual, when from some cause a large poriiuu of tbe roof fell upon him, killing him at once. Williams leaves a wife and two children. FUNERAL OF OWAIX ALAW.—The burial of Mr John O-^en^Owain Alaw)J took place at Chester Cemetery on Friday. There was a large attendance ..)f personal friends of the drccased, but it was 4vtied that-owing, probably, to the fact of the time of sepulture not having been publicly an- nounced—-not a member of the bardic fraternity, nor yet a Welsh non-resident, was present. The funeral service was read by the Revs H. Grantham (St. Mary's) and Hugh Roberts (Welsh Church). The deceased had been for many years organist at St. Mary's Church, and since the work of restoring the Welsh Church had been, with the late Mr Ro- bert Roberts, of the Firs, joint secretary to that edifice. The age of the deceased was sixty-two years. FUXEXAL OF MISS NESTA WYNNE.—The funeral of the late Miss Nesta Williams Wynn, youngest daughter of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P., took place on Friday at Llangedwyn, near Oswestry, one of the honourable baronet's seats. The corpse left Ruabon shortly before six in the morning. In Ruabon the blinds of every house were drawn, and the respect in whieh the family of Wynnstay is held was manifested in Oswestry, Wiexham, and Llangedwyn. Muffled peals were rung during the morning. FOCNDEIUNG OF A SCHOONER ANT) FLAT OFF RHYL --The schooner Maru and the flat Charles, both laden with limestone for Widnes, left Llauddulaa on Thursday night, and both foundered t ight niile3 cf £ Rhyl. Two of ths crew from each have been picked up. THE NEW DOCK AT CARDIFF.The new Cardiff Dock v/ill cost half a million sterling, and will in- crease the water area 0,1 the Bute Docks by thirty- five £ .crc-3, bringing the total water space up to 113 acres It will be entered through the largest lock in the world, the dimensions being 600ft. long by 80ft, wide, and having a depth of water over sills &t r'Xiinary tide of 36!t. and of 26ft. at nesp tides. NOKTU WAT,T?S SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION.—The lion, secretaries beg to acknowledge the receipt, during the past week, of the following subscrip- tions Major Piatt, £ 5 Mr Hugh Pugh, £ 20; :Mis? Mary Davies, £3 3s MissDilys Lloyd Davies, 10s 6A Mr W. E. Thomas, 10s 6d; Dr Nicol, J.P £1 Is; Mr D. Griffith Davies, 10s 6d; Ardsu, £ 1 Is; Messrs Josiah Hughes and Soil, £ 1 Is Mr W. H. Owen, J.P., £ 1 Is Mr W. J. Pairy, It Is Rev Grimaldi Davies, 10s Mr Jchn Lloyd, £1 Is Mr J. Thomas, B.A., £1 la and Mr John Pritchard, 10s 6d. THE EXPLOSION IN A SOUTH WALES COLLIERY: FIVE PERSONS INJURED.—A severe explosion of fire-damp occurred about two o'clock oo Thursday afternoon in the Old Coed cae Pit, Rhondda Valley, resulting in five individuals being bur. t, two of them very seriously, viz., Joseph Holman (18), of Clifton-terrace, andWilliam Jones (32), of Cymmer. The ethers less severely injured are Smith (14), Britannia Village; Edward Moore (22), Porth; and Theophilus Salter (13), Britannia Village. The pit is 120 yards deep, and 230 men and boys are employed. On Thursday morning two men, Thomas Jones and William Jones, were employed at Coedcae for the first time. It was at the head- ing at which they were at work that the gas fired. Two ventilating doors were smashed to pieces, and many other doors burst open. About an hour before the disaster Mr Thomas Yorath, overman, visited the spot, and found everything safe. The injured men were brought in trains to the bottom of the shaft, where they were attended by Dr Evan Davies and Dr Vachell. Mr William Davies, the chief manager, was on the spot in five minutes I after the exp'osion occurred. After the men had been brought to the bank and taken into the col- liery office, they were conveyed to their homes It has been ascertained that the exp'esion was I caused by some person at present unknown leaving I open one of the doors on the intake heading. Late I at night it was ascertained that a blower had | broken out where the two Jones's were working, having apparently been tapped by the coal being removed by them. By a singular coincidence the door was left open at the same time that the blower broke out. Colliers work the seam by naked lights. j A WELSH BISHOP STRICKEN WITH BLINDNESS.— ( An old bell, made by Phillip Wrightman, A D. 1700, has been rehung in the tower of the Church of St. James, Garlickhithe, London. There is a curious story, told by Newcourt, of Dr Arth»2 Buckley, rector of this church in 1531, and made Bishop of Bangor in 1541. This prelate sold fi7e bells out of the steeple of his cathedral, and went to the sea side to see them shipped off. He had not set three feet on his journey homewards before he was sticken with blindness, so that he never saw afterwards. DEATH OF MR WALTER LLOYD. OF ABERDARE.— With deepest regret we (South Wales Daily News) have to chronicle the deat'i of Mr Walter Lloyd, after a long and painful illness, on Wednesday afternoon. He was well known as the proprietor of the Ovoladgarvcr weekly newspaper, and had won for himself universal esteem, not on!y in his own ima13diate neighbourhood, but also throughout South Wales. For a period of about 28 years he had resided at Aberdare, and by means of his paper, as well as personal influence and reputa- tion, had exerted a healthy and widespread influ- ence on all hands. He had taken a leading part in the establishing of the English Calvinistic Methodist cause in Aberdare, and continued a faithful and honourable deacoB of that church to the time of his death. The Sunday School move- ment also in conneetiou with Trinity Chapel found in him, at all times, a warm supporter, and previous to his illness, a valued leader and super- intendent. By his death, Welsh literature espec- ially has lost an able and enthusiastic supporter. The deepest sympathy is felt with the bereaved family in their heavy afilLtion. A MILITARY SCANDAL.—The action Burnaby v. Williams is down for hearing before the High Court of Justice during the present sittings. It arises out of a complaint made to the commander. in-chief by Major-General Owen Williams, M.P., lately commanding the Royal Horse Guards, that Colonel Burnaby, now commanding that regiment, had sent for publicat on to the editor of a weekly newspaper a paragraph of a scurrilous nature re- flecting upon him. Colonel Burnaby applied to the authorities for a military investigation, which was refused as being inapplicable to the circum- stances of the case—that General Williams not be- ing upon full pay, was therefore not amenable to the Horse Guards. Hence Colonel Burnaby's re- sort to the civil tribunal. THE NORTH WALES COLLIERS. — Most of the colliers in North Wales, after having bsen for one day on strike, resumed work on Tuesday morning on the old terms, but at some of the collieries in the Wrexham district no agreement has been ar- rived at. As showing the divided opinion existing among the employes t it may be mentioned that at the Gate-wen Colliery, one of the largest in North Wales, the hurriers, &c., are agitating in favour of six days per week instead of five. They declare that five days' work by the coal getters would mean only four for them, and they cannot possibly live upon the money earned during only four days a week. What the outcome of this counter move- ment may be remains to be seen. A SPENDTHRIFT AND His ESTATE.-An extra- ordinary story of family history was recounted by Sir Hardinge Giffard at Cheater Assizes on Tues- day, before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge and a special jury. It was an action brought to recover possession of certain land at Welshpool, plaintiff being John Piers Lloyd Jones, who claimed through his next friend, Maria Jane Jones. The defen- dants are Mrs Flora Jones Curling, Welshpool, and John Arthur Kendrick, Edgbaeton, Birmingham, Plaintiff's father came into possession of cohsidsi-' able estates in Shropshire and Montgomeryshire by the death of his grandfather, and immediately be- gan to spend money lavishly in forming ornameu- tal waters, keeping hounds, and leading a very pay and fast career. He soon became involved in diffi- culties, and subsequently married his housekeeper. He, however, continued his wild career, and be- came in course of time entirely penniless, and went to live in France, where he died at the age of 92. Three children were born of the marriage before his death. Mr Piers Jones made a settlement of certain property on his wife and children, and it was on this settlement that the action was brought the son claiming that the property forming the sub- jectofthc action was included in the settlement, and the defendants, who had bought the property for some £52,000, declaring that it was not. A number of witDesoes will be called, and the case is likely to occupy the court some time. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES.— The follow- ing students have passed the Matriculation Examination of the University of London, re- cently held: —In the First Division: E. W. Davies, J. B. Davies, Llewelyn Roberts, Abra- ham Thomas.—In the Second Division Abel 0. Davies, W. B. Morris, G. D. Parker. ANGLBSEY BOROUGHS.—Mr Fanning Evans, Mona :Lodge, Amlwch, has announced his in- tention of contesting the boroughs as an Independ- ent Liberal. The Liberal Association will support the return of the present members, Mr Richard Davies and Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q.C. DEATH OF THE REV DAVID SAUNDERS'S SON.— We are sorry to hear of the death of JMr David H. Saunders, Jun., son of the Rev David Saunders, pastor of Trinity Chapel, Park street, Swansea. Mr Saunders was a very hopeful young man, about 19 years of age, and was articled to Mr Morgan, solicitor, Cardiff. This is the third death in the family within a few years. THE SOUTH WALES COLLEGE SCHEME.—The committee at Swansea appointed in connection with the proposed new college for South Wales held a meeting on Monday evening,at which final instruc- tions were given to Sir Hussey Vivian, M P., and Mr J. Coke Fowler, the two deputies who are to represent the town before the referees. Lord Justice Bramwell "has consented to act as referee, but Lord Carlingford has not yet replied. The Swansea subscriptions amount to £ 10,000. SINGULAR ACCIDENT.-On Monday evening a fatal accident occurred at Tyddyn-ucha' farm, Pen-y-lan.Denbighshire. Mr Nathan Hutchinson, tenant of the farm, and his son. aged 12, were cutting straw, when the stack fell bodily upon them. The son was smothered and killed on the spot; Mr Hutchinson was recovered in an insensi. ble condition, bat is expected to recover. The accident is rendered additionally sad by the fact that Mrs Hutchinson is away on a visit to her parents. Deceased was an only son. ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY oilARTS. -The annual meeting of the members of the Royal fCambrian Academy of Arts was held on Monday, at the Llan. dudno Junction Hotel. Mr Norbury, founder of the Academy, presided over an attendance including Messrs Clarence Whaite, W L. Bankes. H. Mes. haaa, J. Taylor, W. Meredith, W. D. Barker C. Potter, Brandish Holt Salmon (Liverpool), G. Hayes, W. Artingstall, J. Johnson (Trefriw), &c. Letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Messrs J. D. Watson and F. Taylor. From the annual report presented by the council, it appeared that the institution was in a flourishing condition,and that the*naugural exhibition held it Llandudno had been attended with success, there being a large number of t xtrhita. The accounts showed a balancer in hand £ >? j654 Mr Norbury (Rhyl) was re-elected ijnriH.n, Mr Charles Potter vii e-chairman, and H'? BWlftes honorary secretary. Messrs G. Hayes and W. Artingstall were re-elect- ed auditors. The towns proposed for the exhibi- tirn of 1883 were Rhvl for the summer and Cardiff for the winter. It was stated that at Rhyl a local committee had already been organized, and that it was in contemplation to found a school of art.

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