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Mclsj? jUtes. We are sorry to understand that Mr Lloyd Ed- I wacds, chairman r-l the Carnarvonshire Quarter Stations, is lying seriously ill in Lor.4rt", whore he I has been some weeks on county business. The Hon. Lady Neave, of Llysdulas, Anglesey, and Dagnaij. Llark, Essex, has arrived at the VIlla I Reals, t-_2 i59t>-4 of 011 a vibit to h:-r i da- tive the Prince-s Victoria of Capua. Mr Wynne, a Welsh artist, is fbout to take his (J*3-" Arn'*r:o& The duties of chief constable for Merionethshire an disch iT^ed. at present hy Mr Inspector Hughes, Festiniopr. the deputy chief ecrqtable under the late Mr Tko:nas Ellis. The appointment of a new chief COt, ta le will, probably, be made at the aext quarter a-.saiona in April. On Monday, an aged pauper, named William Hughes, died at the Wrexham Workhouse from injuries receivei during the recent gales, when he wad struck on the head by part of a chimney stack which wn3 blown down. At the Wrexham County S ssions, on Monday, John Evans, who has only recently completed a term of seven years' penal servitude for burglary at Hclt, Picivuill, and Erbistock, wa? charged with stealic brushes, &c., from Borras Lodge, Bear Wrexham, tV property of Mr W. Lpe, farmer and botcher Be was commite 1 f.)r trial. It appeared f -m the proo-edir I-s of the Hawar- den Board at Cua-dmnaon Friday thattne nnrcb-r of vagrants ia the house during the pas* fortaight va? 11, against T8 during the c'T.'vrr ending per.od laet year. i At >orthop Petty Sepsiins, on Fr'day, Edward Foulkes, of the Half-way TIuiis-, Cenuah's Q-iay, was charged with having pened his house for the sale of intoxicating liqiior- on Sunday, the 4th February. The Rev W Evara, one of the magis- trates, told the defendant he should take care not to serve any persons wi-0 walked three mib'! on Sunday purposely to obtain drink, for it would be illegal to do so. The 1 w was a very hard and un- jmtone and he detest d it, but as it was the law they must carry it out. It is said td*t a well-known gentleman in Ban- gor has spent JE1200 luring the recent epidemic owing to illness In his family. Captain i'r:tchi,.ri-P(,'<7r",r. Llvnldvfnan, Anglesey, is forming one of a company of distin- guished ang'ers in Scotland. He iuter.ds pro- longing his stay in Scotland for two cr three months. The site for the proposed new town ball at Criccieth has been decided upon. It will be be. tween the White Lion Hotel and Havelock Hous* and Llys Caiadog. Th;s site is in the centre of the town. At th j Llane rch-medd Police Court, on Mon- day, Henry Jarratt, for neglecting to maintain his wife and children, was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour. Mr George Hughes prosecuted on behalf of the union authorities. Mr John Owen, who has be^n the IlDAnager of the Holywell branch of the National Provincial Bank for upwards of 45 years, has resigned and his position will be filled by Mr Marsden, of the Bute Pocks Branch, Oar > £ Mr W. Rathbone, M. p, has received acknow- ledgments from Mr Gladtt me and Earl Kimberley of the receipt of a resol' tion pressing T) u the Government the necessity of suppressing 'f'.C British opium traffic in China, recently adopted at the close of a lectn re nn the subject delivered at Bethesda by the Rev D. Oliver, Holywell. Mr P. J. Sheridan, who figures prominently ia the Dublin conspiracy investigation, is said to have sojourned in Bangor for a considerable period dur- ing the summer months. I On Saturday morning a man engaged at Mr W. Lester's lime works, Mineia, near Wrexham, ¡ aamed Thomas Morr!s, met with his death in a shocking manner. He was riding on the front buffer of a waggon, which was proceeding from the wor^s to the tip, when the waggon capsized and fell on the top of him, crushing him so ter- ribly chat ue wati K'UOU uu thr; spot. A number of valuable Scotch sheep, the pro- perty of Mr Whieldon, )f Gwersyllt Park, near Wrexham, have been worried by dogs. Several others were also drowned by being chased into the river, which runs through the park. The loss will be considerable, as the sheep destroyed were in lamb. Similar reports coni, from other parts of the distiict. The dogs which have done the mischief hive not yet been caught. The report of the Cambrian Railway Company recommeuds a di "dend of L2 19 lid per cent, to the holders of Co st Debenture Stock No. 2, to- gether th the ?.rre?.r ,f £ 1 9,g Id in respect of the Srevious year, which will complete all payment lie to them to 31st December last. The Rev John Idrisyn Jones, formerly pastor of Ohadwick-mount Congregational Church, Liver- pool, and well known to rpany as the author of Slain by Drink," has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Congregational Church, Yictoria- road, N wport, Mon. Mr shortly atter leaving Liverpool, became minister of the Calvin- istic Methodist Chapel, Brecon, which he has now resigned. At Newport he will have a fine field of labour. The chnrch seats 1200 persons. The chief constable of Flintshire announces that, ¡ under an order of the Privy Council, no public market or fair for the sale of cattle, sheep, or swine, can be held in that county until after the 15th of March next. Public or private sales may be he Id in accordance with the terms of the order. On Monday, body, much decomposed, was found in the -amcrgan Caral at Cardiff. It is believed to be that ot Thayer, the Cardiff cabman who mysteriously disappeared some time ago. NORTH WALES SLATE TRADE.—The slate trade -the staple industry of North Wales—continues in a most depressed state. In the smaller qu irries the orders hsve for a long time been quite insuf- ficient to meet the monthly wages, and at the Llan- beris and Bethesda quarries the employes are an- ticipating P. return to the four days system. At the monthly bargain-letting at the Cilgwyn o.d other state quarries in the Nantlle Vale the prces ac- cepted were the lowest known for a long period. In Cilfac! Goch, Rhondda Valley, an extraor- dinary ease vi supposed wholesale food poisoning has occurred. The wife and three children of a carpenter named Thomas partook of some fruit jam and sausage, when they were takau suddenly Mid simultaneously ill. They were sick and ap- parently going into convulsions. A medical gen- tleman was immediately sent for, and under his special and constant treatment the family are re- covering but they are still under his care. He will make an analysis of the jam. THE QUSKN AND Miss JBSSIE ACB.-Her Majesty the tueet), in acknowledging the receipt of a por- trait of Miss Jessie Ace, the heroic rescuer of two of the shipwrecked crew of the barque Prinz Adal- bert, cn the 27th of last month, intimates that she is very pleased with the photograph, both as a work of art and also as a meraeoto of a noble act. The photograph was supplied at the express wish of her Majesty. WSEXHAM BOARD OF GcARMANs.—At the meet- ing cf this )oard, on Thursday, it was resolved to introduce wo?d-chopping at the workhousej as an additional employment. To carry out the resolu- tion, it was resolved to erect a shed in which the woo,I hopping is to be cunducted.-The presiding chairman (Mr S. T. Baugh) pointed out that the number of vagrants admitted to the wcrkhouse during the past week was only one-third the num- ber for the corresponding quarter of last year, a result due to the operation of the new Vagrancy Act. SUNDAY DRINKIVO.—The action of the Swansea County M",ó" i cs h .» se whi.• came them on Saturday will no doubt prevent the evasion of the provisions of the Sunday Closing Act, and put a stop to much of the Sunday drink- ing which has been carried on in the villages on the outskirts of the la-ge manufacturing towns of the Principality. The magistrates fined a hotel- keeper, carrying on business at the Mumbles, for •applying beer to persona who, on the previous Sunday, had travelled More th"o thre" miles, but who the bench held were not bona ji.d,! travellers under the Wt'sh Sunday Cloblng Act, tney having made the jo- -oy hr the express purpose of ob- taining! r.. BURGLARY NEAR WREXHAM.—A daring burglKry has been committed at Brynesty, near Wrexham, the residence of Captain Godfrey. On Sunday morning the house w tound to have been broken into during the Bight, admission having boen Sined by removing •* square of glass fron the win w. The whole of the meat was removed from the larder, as well as other articles, but no money was missed. Information was given to the police, but the burglar has not yet been apprehended. LLANUWUOG SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—The I coatest for the five vacant seats on the Llandwrog School Board took plice on Thursday, there being seven candidates. The state of the poll was de- clared as follows The Rev Hugh Davies, Rhos- tryfan (Independent), 714; Mr David Jones, Wernoleu (Caivinistic Methodist), G28; Mr Thomas Roberts, Pen'rorsedd-terrace, Nantlle (Calvinistic Methodist), 508 Mr Griffith Williams, I Bnueryri, terrace, Upper Llandwrog (Caivinistic Methodist), 489 the Rev Thomas Langharne, vicar of St. Thomas, Llandwrog (Churchman), 403; Mr Evan Jones, Plas Dolydd (Culvinistic Methodist), 403 and Mr O. Williams, joiner, Groeslon (Independent), 7. The first five gentle- men heading the poll were elected. Mr J. H. Thomas (Carnarvon) was the returning officer. THE WRECK, OF THE KING ARTHUR."—A telegram from Constantinople gives details of the total wreck of the steamer King Art' ur, of Hull, from Kustendje to Constantinople, at Kelia Bay, near the mouth of the Black Sea. All who re- mained on board, including the captain and first mate, were saved by the rocket apparatus, but 14 who had taken to th" boats were dashed upon the rocks and perished. Messrs Turnbull, the Cardiff agents, have received the following list of drowned:—W. H. Booker, chief engineer, York; Samuel Hall, Upper George-street, Cathaye, Cardiff, second engineer; C. C. Dav:es, Bristol, c-ok R. Jones, Bristol, seaman Thomas Smith, Tredegar-street, Cardiff, fireman; T. Wheatley, Bute-road, Cardiff, fireman; and David Parish, York Hotel, Cardiff, fireman. The King Arthur v, as an iron screw-steamer 636 tons net register, owned by Messrs Turnbull and Son, Whitby. VOTES or LOCAL MEMBERS.—The following voted with the majority for the suspension of Mr O'Kelly Sir R. A. Cunliffe, R. Davies, Lord R. Grosvenor, Love Jones Parry, Morgan Llovd, G. O. B; >rgan, H. 0. Raikes, W. Rathbone. J. Ro- berts. NORTH WALBS COLLIV.R3.-The strike which has existed for about three weeks at the New Grosve- nor Colliery, Coed Pceth, North Wales, has now terminated. The men struck because, as they al- leged, the propretors had resolved to introduce a new system of working, which would result in re- ducing the wages 12^ per cent. The men have agree'? to resume work on the following terms :— Blowers, fillers and pickers to have 4s a day, holders being paid according to the amount of work done. PROVINCIAL INSURANCE COMPANT.—The annual general meeting of this company was held at Wrexham on Friday, Mr Thomas Barnes, of Farn- worth, in the chair. The report showed that the total income for the past year was £44,,688, the number and amount of new assurances affected during the year being larger than in the preceding year, and above the average for several years past. Th, life assurance fund has been increased to £272 000, representing upwards of eight years' premium income. The total interest earned was £ 12,257, making E4 12s 104 per cent. on the assets actually invested. The report was adopted, and the retiring directors, Mr H. Robertson, M.P., Mr R. V. Kyrke, and Mr A. W. Edwards, re-elected. THE DEI RTY-INSPBCTORSHIP OF MINES FOR SOUTH W ALls.-We are informed that Mr Randall, chie: oianaeer of the Great Western Colliery, Khcndda Vtdley, has been appointed deputy- inspector of mines for South Wales, instead of Mr Treharne Rhy-3. Penarth. There were 130 candi- dates for the oTioe. THE PROPOSID COLLEGE FOR SOUTH WALES.— On Thursday aiteraoon a meeting of the Cardiff Committee, appointed in connection with the pro- posed University College tor South Wales, was held in the counc.'l chamber, Town Hall, Cardiff. The Rev A. Tilly presided, andjthere were present MrG. C. Thompson, Dr Wallace, Mr Councillor Waring, Mr Councillor Sanders, Mr Councillor Carey, Mr Councillor Evans, Mr H. J. Evans, Mr John Duncan, and Mr Robert Davies. The town clerk (Mr J. L. Wheatley) reported that since the last meeting of the committee, Earl Spencer, Mr Mundella, and Lord Bramwell had been requested to act as arbitrators to decide the question of site, and that Lord Bramwell and Mr Mundella had consented t3 do so, but that Earl Spencer having expressed his inability to take part in the arbitra- tion owing to his absence in Ireland, Lord Carling- ford had, at the suggestion of Mr Mundella, and with the concurrence cf the Swansea executive, been substituted in his place also, that copies of the additional statement of facts and argument? directed to be prepared at the last meeting had been despatched by the honorary fcecretary to the arbitrators for their further information, and also to the Dean of Llandaff and Mr Lewis Williams, who had however, not as yet been called upon to attend before the adjudicating authorities to sup- port the claims of Oardiff to be tht, site of the college.—The following is a list of the additional subscriptions which have been received since the last meeting: -Mr E. R. Moxey, .2105 Lord Tredegar, £100; Mr Louis Tylor, £ 100; the Mioses Rous, £ 100; Mr M. Grover, £ 52 10s; Mr David Roberts, £ 26 f-s Mr J. W. Vachell, £ 26 5s; Mr M. Morgan, JE26 5s Mr John Rowe, £ 25 Mr R. Drane, £ 25 Mr Councillor D. Jones, £ 20; Mr S. S. Howard, £ 20; Mr W. Roanfeldt, Sio; Mr A. Thackeray, tlO; Messrs Barnes, Guthrie and Co., £10 10s; Messrs Ev%n Jones and Co., JE10 10s; Mr Fiddian, JE10 10a Mr T. Mansel Franklen, jBlO; Mr J. Tayleure, t,5 5s Mr S. Brukewich, 95 5s; Mr Wm. Williams, £5 5s Mr R. Y. Evans, 95 5s Mr Oharles Bird, £5 58. Total additional subscriptions, C704 5s.— Tte Mayor of Cardiff has received the fallowing letter from the Privy Council Office u February 23rd Dear Sir,—I am desired to inform you that Lcrd Carlingford, Lord Bramwell, and Mr Mun- della have selected Wednesday, March 7th, as a suitable day for the arbitration, if it should be con- venient to you and to the representatives of Swan- sea. I am to request, therefore, that you will be good enough to let me know if this day will suit you, and at what hour yoa will wish to open the proceedings. I am also to state that it is presumed, in the very unlikely case of a disagreement among the arbitrators, that your borough will consent to be bound by the opinion of the majority.—I am, sir, yours, &c., JOliN R. DASENT." THB SOUTH WALES OUTRAGE.—At Vaynol Police Court, on Friday, Thomas Harris and John Jen. kins Morgan Harris were charged with committ- ing anjoutrage on Jenkin Morgan, an aged farmer, of Breconshira. Mr Pollard appeared for the pub- lic prosecutor, and Mr Montague Williams de- fended. Mr Pollard stated that the prisoners would now be charged under the act whicl made an outrage a felony punishable by peaal seivitude for life or any term not less than three yean. It had been considered right to treat this as an offence against the public, as it was supposed^hat by some improper collusion or otherwise a failure of justice might occur. Morgan being a very aged man, death might result from the injuries, in wbichj|case the prisoners would be charged with murder. The injured man Eaid that on December 30th he went to the prisoners' residence with a present. They forced him to take several glasses of whiskey, and he became unconscious. When he recovered the next morning he found that he had sustained serious injuries, and his hair, whisfcers, and eyebrows had been cut. The prisoner, Tho- mas Harris, told him he had fallen against the fire, but his f Ice and clothes were not burnt. Dr Evan Jones said Worgau's bair was cut to the roots, and his whiskers and eyebrows close to the skin. The injuries to the body appeared to have been caused by a hot iron, and it was improbable that they could have been self-inflicted. Dr Webster cor. T-ov'r-.ted andladded that Morgan's life had been endangered. For the defence, Mr Montagu Wil- liams argued that there was no evidence to show th-t the injuries were indicted by both or either of the prisoners. Tne evidence was entirely pre- sumptive which was not admissible in ciimin^l cases. The bench found that the evidence was not sufficient to support the charge of felony, but committed the prisoners for trial at the quarter sessions for misdemeanor, accepting bail — the prisoners in £2000,8nd two sureties in JE1000 each. DISCOVERT or MARL Ai RUABGN.—- We are in. formed that an immense bed of superior red terra cttrt rtsarl, 64 yards deep, has recently been dis covered at Ruabon, and we believe secured by Messrs Monk and Newell, Liverpool, who will com- mence the manufacture of terra cotta, &c upoc a large scale forthwith. COLWTN BAY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH -Mr W. G. Williams, of Lancashire Independent College, recently accepted a call to be the first pastor of the newly formed Ku^lioh Church at n Bay. A few weeks ago he fell unwell, and died on Sun- day, at hia native place, Dolgelley. Though only 25 years of age, he gave much promise of future I ueefulm SS, and his death is much lamented. THE NORTH WALES NEW RAILWAY AND DOCK SCHEME —On Saturday the half-yearly meeting ot the Wrexham, Mold, and Connah's Quay Railway I Company was held at Wrexham, under the presidency of the chairman of the company (Mr Thos. Barnes). The directors reported that one of the branch railways authorized to be construc- ted in the last session of Parliament, for giving access to the colliery districts of North Wales, had been proceeded with, and naif or it completed and opened for traffic. The report was adopted, and 1 resolutions were passed authorizing the solicitor to make the necessary arrangements tor placing tLe contractors for the making of the new railway into the heart of Wrexiam in possession of the land necessary to carry out that extension ar.d to take whatever steps may be requisite to remove the difficulties which have arisen with tte Great Western Railway Company, and which havo hitherto prevented the new works being more rapidly proceeded with. These new works include, in addition to the extension of the existing railway into Wrexham, and the construction there of a large and handsome station, the making of about a dozen branch lines to the most populous parts of Denbighshire and Flintshire, the doubling of the line from Wrexham to Connah's Quay, and the const: uction at that port of extensive docks. At the close of the ordinary meeting, an extraordinary general meeting was held for the purpo eof considering two bills which are being promoted by the company in the p esent session of Parliament. One of these bills provides for the consolidation of the debenture stock, and makes other arrangements which, it was stated, would place the company in a sound financial position. The other provides for the makilg of a line through Hawarden to Connah's Quay, giving improved access to the Dee for the traffic which will be developed by the lines authorized last session. The provisions of the two bills having been explained to the meeting, they were unanimously approved of. FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR WREXHAM.—Cn Thursday night a shocking accident occurred near Wrexham to Mr Lewis, of Rossett Flour Mills. Mr Lewis was in Wrexham as usual, and it is said started home between eight and nine o'clock in his trap, and it is presumed when near a place called the Blue Bell he was thrown out of the vehicle. Some time afterwards his body was found, life being ex- tinct Mr Lewis was much respected. PROPERTY SALE AT FLINTSHIRE.—On Thursday, by Messrs Dew and Son, of Bangor, at the Mbrsh Inn, Rhuddlan, Ty-coch, a freehold farm of 63 i. lr. 28p., rental E40 a year, was sold in one lot for £ 1,220. Messrs Pawle and Fearon, London, vendors* solicitors. ABANDONMENT OF A WELSH BRIG.-The Adrienne (brig), of Aberystwyth, from New York for Ayr, laden with oil cake, &c., was abandoned at sea on February 15th, in lat. 4153 N., long. 2456 W. The crew were rescued by a boat from the Marcia (ss), of London, and transferred to the lugger Pride of the West, of Deal, and landed at Shanklin, r. W., where they arrived on Wednesday, and were sent to Portsmouth by the agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. The master of the Adrienne re- ports having experienced a hurricane from north- west on the 11th inst., and had afterdeck-house carried away and the mate with it, who was drowned. The bulwarks, stanchions, boats, steer- ing wheels, and all moveables on deck were car- ried away, and the vessel made much water and took a strong list to port as soon as the weather moderated. Part of the cargo was jettisoned, but owing to the condition of the ship, and the crew being exhausted, the master hoisted signals of dis- tress, and when they left the vessel she was in a sinking state. WREXHAM MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—On Monday, a successful musical festival was held in the Public Hall, Wrexham, in aid of the fund for establish- ing a school of music for that town. The necessity for such an institution has been felt for some time, but it was not until recently that the matter was taken up in real earnest. No sooner was the pro- posal made than Mr Henry Leslie promised his assistance. A committee of gentlemen was soon formed, and they, with Mr E. M. Jones as chair- man, Mr J. F. Edisbury as treasurer, and Messrs W. A. Bayley and J. Stanford as secretaries, ar- ranged to hold a grand musical festival in aid of the funds necessary for such an undertaking, the event of Monday being the result. The festival was divided into two parts, the first being exclu- sively devoted to competitions, for which no less than 250 to 300 persons had entered. The adjudi- cator was Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Sir Robert Cunliffe, M.P., was to have acted as president, but the honourable baronet wrote announcing his inability to be present owing to parliamentary en- gagements. Mr Leslie, also, was prevented from attending, by an attack of rheumatism, and wrote to that effect. In the absence of Sir Robert Cun- liffe, the chair was taken by the Rev D. Howell, vicar of Wrexham. Among those present were Lady Cunliffe, Mr Archibald Peel, Lady Georgina Peel, and party, Gerwyn; Major Barnes, Brook- side Mrs Griffith-Boscawen, Trevalyn Hall; Mrs Harold Lees, Pick-hill. The chairman havit g addressed the meeting, the programme was proceeded with as follows: — Tenor solo competition, Then shall the Righteous shine" Elijah. Eleven entered. Best, Mr Samuel Parry, Rhos. Contralto solo, 44 Of rest in the Lord" (Elijah). Five entries. Best, Miss Fanny Frances, Newtown, Mont. Special prize was also given to Mr Edward Eady, Wrex- ham. Quartett, "Norah, the pride of Kildare." Eight entries. Best, a party from Oswcstry. Bar- itone, recitative and solo, 44 Draw near, all ye People," and 44 Lord God of Abraham." Nine entries. Best, Mr Thomas Lloyd, Rhos. In the soprano competition, the best selection being fiom the "Meësiah," "I know that my Redeemer liveth," the prize was carried off by Miss Miunie Wood, Corwem. The sight- singing contest resulted in the priz* being awarded to Mr Harrop, of Chester. The afternoon proceedings concluded with a choral competition. Choirs were present from Broutch- ton, Rhos, Buckley, and Wrexham, the only ab sentees who had entered being the members of the Chester United Glee Society. The winners turned up in the Rhos Choir, whose singing was marked by refinement, richness, and good tone and time. The Wrexham Choir also sang exceedingly well, but their rendering was not marked by the same finish as that of the winners. The adjudicator placed them second. The competitions were keen, the singing being of a high order in each oue. The successful competitors were invested by Lady Cuuliffe, Mrs Gnffiih-Boscawen, and Mrs Harold Lees. In the evening a grand concert was hpld, the artistes being Madame Laura Stuart, of Liver- pool (soprano), Miss Annetta Williams (contralto), Mr E Edwards (tenor), and Mr Eaton Patty, R.A M. (basso). The successful choir in the after- noon competition also took part and sang the Hallelujah Chorus. Mr Josef Cantor acted as ac- companist, and Mr J. T. Pritchard as conductor. THE FLINTSHIRE GAS AND WATER BILL.-On Friday, at the ordinary meeti g of the Chester Board of Guardian Mr Hugh Davies gave notice that et the next meetin z he would m ve that the two resolutions p ssed at di ierent mee i gs of the board, approving of t e above bill, be rescinded MERIONETHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIBTy.-This society' show is to be held at Dolge'ley this year. Mr J. Ellis, the secretary, and local co mittee.are determined t at i shall not be a Lss successful one than those ot previ us years, an we may menti n that close upon JE100 has al e dy be n promised for extra prize-. Very likely sheep dog trials will be added to tne exhibit on. THE SCUTTLING OF A CARDIFF LAnBN VBSSEL -At Liverpool a three days' Board of Trade inquiry closed on Thursday into a. alleged attempt on the part of the Captain of the Oleander, on a voyage fron: Card ff to Algoa Bay, to scuttle that vessel. >4 d also as tJ the alleged unseawo thiness of that vessel. The court found that the vessel was ot seaworthy wten she left C "diff, and a hole have been bored with an augur from th in- side for the purpos of sinking her, but whe t or by whom the evidence failed to establish. The co rt, however, suspended the captai 's certificate for twelve months, and ordered h s father, as part owner of the vessel, to pay £ 100 t wards the cost f the i q iry. THE SOCIETY OF CYMMRODORioN—A me ti g of the Honourab e Society of Cymmro I (')I ion for the encourage nent of literat re, act nee, and art in Wale3 was held at the Freemason' Tav r <, London on Thursday eve ng, when an addreslinaugital to ths lecture session of 1883 was de ive^ed by Mr B. T. Williams, Q.O. Mr W. Cornwalils West, lord lieutenant of the county of Denb gh, presided. THE PROPOSED NORTH WALES COI.T.UOE.—A meeting ot the site corrinittee was heid at tha Westminster PalaceJRotei, Lcndcu, on Friday, presided over by Ea-i Pow s. Tne fol owingn Ib c. men and gentlemj among many others, were present:—Earl I'owis, Lord Pe^rhyu, Sir W»tk n Williams WyM, Lord Kichard Grcsvenor, M.P I Mr Ot>borne Morgan, M.P., Mr W. Rathbone, M.P., Mr M. Lloyd, (i C., M.P., Sir R. A. Uuniitt'e, M P, the Bishops of B— or and St. Asaph, Major ^orivwallis West, Mr Hanbury Tracy, M P., Mr Richard Davies, M.P., Mr John Roberts, M P., MT. S. Holland, M.P., Mr Robertson, M.P., Mr thomasGee, Dr Lewis Edwards, Captain Verney, Mr a. Evai,s, Principal Rowlands, aud P. Mostyn Williams. A memorandum was submitted by Mr W. Rathbone, M.P., setting forth that the present committee was not in a position to decide the question of site. This was accepted by the com mittee, and it was referred to a sub-committee to organize the movement and to collect uncondi- tional subscriptio s. The arbitrators will be nominated at another conference which 's to be held at Cneater at Whitsuntide, and will receive the claims of the competing towns. Meanwhile, arrangements are made to canvass the country for subscription. Tbe committee is to consist of—President, Earl Powis; vice-president, the Right Hon. George Osborne Morgan, Judge Ad- vocate-General treasurers, Captain Verney and Mr R. Hudson, Jun., Cnester; hon. secretaries, Sir R. A. Cunliffe, M.P., Mr W. Rathbone, M P., Mr Marchaut Williams, and Mr J. R. Duvies. THE SUICIDE OF A LLANDUDNO SCHOOLMASTER.— Mr J. H. Roberts, the coroner for Carnarvonshire, held an inquest at Llandudno on Tuesday nignt as to the death of Hugh Hughes, head master of the Llandudno Board School, who shot himself the previous afternoon. Mr Morgan Williams was foreman of thejurv.-Eliz tbelii Edwards, a sister- in-law of the deceased, said that she was with him in his house the previous afternoon. About half- past five he told her to let him know when Mr Bevan, a member of the school board, was passing the house. He then left the sitting room aud went to the bedroom. The servant, five minutes later, went up tairs to inform them oi Mr Bevan's arrival. Mrs Hughes went to the bedroom and called out Come here in a minute, Mr Hughes is in a pool of blood." She fourd him leaning on the bedside, in an awkward crouching position, one hand and head resting on the bed, his feet being on the floor. There was blood on the bed and floor, and deceased appeared to be lifeless. She heard a noise alter the deceased left tha room, and before Mr Bevan's arrival,but thougnt it pro- ceeded from the street. The deceased was always good and kind, but on the day of his death he ap- peared to be low-spirited, and complained of being unwell. Before going into the bedroom he kissed his wife and the baby. Mrs Hughes told her that the deceased on Sunday night gave her a note, which had .been lost, telling her not to read it then but on another occasion. The school ex aminatiou was to take place this week, and al- though he expressed anxiety about it, he was not afraid of the result.—Mr Bevan said that at the last meeting of the school board it was decided to take stock of the books, as the b ard were going eut of office. The deceased had been asked to meet the committee for that purpose, but at his request it was adjourned until after the examin- ation. There was no unpleasantness, and the de ceased had no necessity to be under the least ap- prehension, as he had always worked most harmo niously with the school board.—Ralph Fibber, ap- prentice to Mr Williams, ironmonger, said that the deceased called at the shop a quarter to five on Monday afternoon, and after some conver a- tioD respecting fire irons which had been ordered by the school board,he asked for a revolver and tin of catridge, remarking that he wanted to keep the revolver for nights.—Jane Hughes, servant with the deceased, said that on Monday morning the deceased sent her for s'xpennvworth of laudanum, which wan supplied by Mrs Sinclair. The bottle was found empty'in the pocket of deceased. Later in the day the deceased, who was very flat and did not leave the house, sent her to Mr Brooke's shop forjmore laudanum, but the assistant refused to give her more than a pennyworth.—Some of the I jurors suggested that Mra Sinclair should explain why she served such a quantity of laudanum, but the coroner stated that he would leave it to the police to take any steps they might think fit.- The witness, in further examination, said that Mrs Sinclair declined at first to supply the laudanum until she knew who it was for.—Mr Coates said that the deceased called at his premises about a quarter tojfive, and had a brandy and soda.—The jury found that the deceased committed suicide whilst temporarily insane.


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