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1 CARNARVON. Those who want great bargains in drapery ifcooda ehctt'd visit Victoria House or London Houee, Carnaivon, where extensive clearing sales are ttow going (n. See apvertisement on the front page. ell72 We understand that Mr Thomas Barlow Prit- Chard, Thomas-street, of this town, has just passed his examination as captain (merchant service). CLEBICAL.—The Rev H. W. Owen, curate of XJanbeblig (St. David's District), has accepted the curacy oi Llangybi. The Rev J. Richards, B.A., curate of Criccieth, will succeed Mr Owen at Carnaivon. QUARREL BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS.—At a special borough caurt, on Friday last, John Williams, coal dealer, New-street, was brought up charged With having assaulted a neighbour named Ann Hope, by beating her with a stick. Defendant was fined 17s including costs. ENGCM: LITERARY SOCIETY.-At the weekly meeting of this society, held on Fiiday last, ths ttev W. Williams read a paper on "The Religious Itevivalists of Wales ii the last Oentury."Remark-) Were also made en the subject by Messrs Kllia Jones, D. Jones, J. W. Jones, and the Rev E. Roberts. „ I CARNARVON PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING SCCIETY. '—We have reoived the following from A Borough Member:"—Sir,—Several members of the above society have for some months been expecting to be summoned to attend to their "Parliamentary duties but for some reasons or other the "House" has not assembled this Session. The first session having proved such a access, in every respect, it would be a great pity if the fiDciety is allowed to collapse. I therefore beg to appeal to the council to summon a meeting Of the "whole House" to consider the matter, and to adopt tLe best means to ensure for this IsOciety the support it deserves from every intelligent young man in town." A»D»2S9 TO YOUNG MEN.—We understand that the Rev D. C. Davies, M.A., of Bangor, will deliver an address ia connection with the Castle- Square Literary Society on Friday, the 7th of March, at Castle-square Chapel, on the'subject of "Natural Religion." CASTLE-SQUARE ENGLISH PRESBYTEMAN.CHAPEL. Mr J. G Davies, Grammar School, having ex- pressed a wish to enter the Christian ministry, a tieputation from the Monthly Meeting, or Pres- bytery, visited the above chapel on Wednesday evening last to take the voice of the church on the fatter. The deputation consisted of the Kev Roberts, Carnaivon; the Rev T. G. Robe* 8' H ^hostryfan and Mr Henry Lewis, Bangor. Noting was by ballot, and was almost unanimous ia Mr Davies's favour. nt On Friday evening last the second of a series f feoftures for the people initiated by the Rev M OWnbutu, superintendent minister, was given in the English Wesleyan School-room, Castle-street, by Mr Smith, manager of the City of Bangor Gas Works. There was a very good attendance. Mr Smith's subject was "Gas: itsHaeandabuse. The lecture was throughout most instructive, and Was illustrated by several experiments and dia- fcrams. The third lecture ot the series will be delivered this (Friday) evening by Mr Bryan, of the firm of Bryan Bros. Subject, "Electricity. ^bis lecture also will be enlivened and illustrated by expsriments, and will no doubt prove most entertaining as well as instructive. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES COURT.—On Monday, before the mayor (Dr John Williams), Mr G. R. *fees, and Mr Walter Hughes, the following were for drunkenness :—Bridget Jones, Tan'rallt, ^8 6dand costs; Hugh Williams, 2s 6d and costs; John Cromwell, Tan'rallt, 5s and coets.—Margaret Bathgate summoned her husband, William E »th- <5*te, fruit dealer, &c., fer threatening her and her property on the 5th inst. Mr J. A. p^hes prosecuted, and Mr F. A. Evans Wtaesrs Turner, Allanson, and Ev-ane) defended. Jhe parties were married about a year ago, and j bad only lived together a few months. The com- plainant said the defendant came up to her house the 5tli inst., and broke a window, threatening ber life also. Defendant was bound over in the 144M of £20 to keep the peace for six months, was fc&ad Is and costs, and was ordered to pay 5s damages for the broken window. THE NEW PRINCIPAL OF THE TRAINING COLLEGE. "We ate pleased to find that the Rev Mr Fair- the new principal of the college, is not only able scholar but a most elcquent preacher, as tAe congregation of Christ Church know. He is *lso most popular with the collegians, who not Ooly respect but have already a sincere affection ^Qr him It ia with sincere pleasure that we wel- come Mr Fairchild" to Carnarvon, and wish him come Mr Fairchild" to Carnarvon, and wish him •itich happiness and success during .hie stay here, "hich we hope will be permanent. CASTLE -SQUARE ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL.—A tea party and competitive meeting held in Engedi School-room (kindly lent for ooqe occae on), on Thursday, February 21st, in totnectioa with the abJve school, when about 240 persons sat down to a good substantial tea. The eatables were provided by Mr Hugh Pritchard and and Mrs Pownall, Bangor- street. ftd were of the very best quality. The tables "ere beautifully decorated with real and artificial ^wera, ferna, &c., and presented a very pretty •Dpearance. The tea, which was supplied by M«;sis ^itchard, Pool-street Market, was of very ^Xoellent quality, and its infusion was admirably "superintended by Mrs Dr Roberts and Mrs James iSvans Bron-y-maen, with an efficient staff of trilling helpers, who kept the tables well supplied Vith good things. The trays were presided over by MrsOwen Edwards,<Bron Eifion; Mrs Chenery, Mrs Dr Roberts, Mrs Bowler, Mrs Morgan, Miss Squire, Llys Meirion Miss Evans, (Jaellenor; Misa Oloir Davies, Uxbridge House Miss Owen, Miss Daniel, Miss Party, Miss Cott, and Mies G. IJ- Morrifi. Mr J. D. Evans, the superinteLdeut •of the school, distributed oranges amongst the Children, aa they retired'from the tea tables, which 1tere then removed, and a competitive meeting held, presided over by the Rev Owen Edwards, B.A, pastor. The audience sung hymn, after which the chairman delivered suitable address, stirring up teachers Sunday Schools to their duty. SeeiDg that Board Schools were leaving out Biblical teaching, Sunday School teachers should Rive the more heed to it. Parents also, in the Some, he said, should see that their children are *ct allowed to grow up without a thorough know- ledge of Holy Writ. The first competition was for reciting The Beatitudes," for childien under •eight years of age. The first prize was awarded to Isabella Barrach; 2nd, Maggie Owen 3rd, E. A. Williams. A prize was offered for the beat tlrawn n Mop of Palestine," which was awarded to Miss Julia Humphreys, Waterloo Port, whose ^ork was highly praised by the adjudicators. A bymn was then sung by the infant class, which is Itrider the care of Mr T. W. Fergus, assisted by Mrs Dr Roberts and Mrs Tom Ejrans, and con- sidering that the children are so young, the teachers deserve praise for the evidences of good gaining they exhibited. A prize wae awarded to 0. Betty, tor singing Lead, humble light," f to A. Williams, Weeley-street, for answering questions from the Life of Abraham." Three were given for the best extempore narrative « ithe "Life of the Apostle Paul,Ik to Ella j McMillan; 2nd to Annie Hitchings; 3rd to Lizzie WjSIiams. For Teciting the 4<Ten Ooeamand- 1st prize, Edith Hitchings; 2nd, 0. A fcotosfta; 3rd, Lizzie EUas. For reciting a poem efttitlsd II Somebody's Mother:" 1st, Ella McMiU&a; 211d, John Williams; 3rd, Liasie ItoitHs. Prizes were also given to E. Henry Wil i in.mg) Sallie Morris, and Annie M. Roberts for recating the same poem. Competition for best impromVtt tspeech, open to all. Subject, "Tea." i Prize awarded to Mr Barrack, St David s-road, Who, witn hisusaal humour, delivered a. vary neat and appro priate speech. An excellent competition in øpellin,i. followed, the first prize being gained by John W'illiams. Prizes were also given to biases Ella McMillan, A. Hitchings, and M. W. Jones, they bei^g adjudged of equal met it. The "ffoceedings were delightfully varied by the beau- tiful rendering at intervals of songs by Mrs Dr Roberts, Mrs Tom Evans, and Miss Daniel. The were the Rev W. Williams, Mr 2lor<nan Davies, Ty Fry; Mr J. T. Jones, Laural House; and J. 2* Roberts, R.A.M. Votes of thank, were given to the l?df^; ad j adicfttgrg, friends at Eagedi for lean of school, Mr M. T. Morris, L'.ver Establishment, who presented all l the prizes, and the chairman. After the doxology was sung the meeting ended. I BOARD OF GUAREIANS.—The fcrtnight'y meeting of this board was held on Saturday last, when there were present — Messrs John Thomas, Erw Fawr (in tho chair), John Jcnes, O. O. Roberts, E. H. OKM. R. H. Parry, David Jones, Henry Williams, William Williams, John Robarts, Wil- liam Jores (Pen-y-grces), Thomas Edwards, Micbael Owen, Henry Parry, John Thomas (Clynnog), O. Roberts, Lewis Hughes, David Jones (Llanidan), Hugh Thomas Thomas Jones, I and R. P. Jones.—The clerk reported that £ 392 4s 8d had been paid in out relief during the past fortMght; ditto tc noa-settled poor, £ 24 '12s Id. Number in the house, 93, as against 1G6 for the same period last year vagrauts, 15.—Permission wao given to the master of the house to sell the Union pony, if he was offered a good price for it. —Mr W. Jones, Pen-y-groes, in compliance with a notice of motion given by him at the previous board, proposed that the pay. station at Llamlyfni lie removed to Pen-y-groes. The old woman in whose house the relieving officer used to pay a- Llanllyfni having died, he (the speaker) could not think of a more convenient time to make the change, which VI as undoubtedly a necessary one, as about two. thirds of the paupers paid at that station came from the Pen-y-groes district, beveral of the members thought Llanllyfni more centrally situated, and that it would be unfair to comp 1 some oaupers to walk two or three miles in order to allow of the Pen-y-groes paupers to have their relief money at their doors. However, after some discussion, six guardians voted for the removal and six against, and the chairman gave his casting vote in favour of the removal.—A letter was read from the Secretary of State, claiming the ccst of the maintenance of Edmund Ryan, a native of Llan- ddeiniolen, at tho Carmarthen Asylum. Ryan had been imprisoned at Carmarthen for larceny, which he committed at Haverfoidwest, and whilst in prison had become a lunatic, and had to be removed to the Carmwrthen Asylum- The guardians instructed the clerk to write to the Secretary of State acknowledging their liability. A letter was read from "M. W. Pritchard," addressed Carnarvon Union," which had been forwarded to the Local Government Board. The writer censured the guardians for increasing the salary of the master of the workhouse. The sender not having sufficient courage to put his address on his communication, the guardians took it as an anonymous letter and ignored it. The clerk, however, was requested to inform the Local j Government authorities that the increase allowed in the salary of the master and matron had not been granted without ample justifi- cation. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, SATURDAY. -Before Mr Whitehead (chairman), Sir Llew- elyn Turner, Capt Wynn Griffith, and Mr Menzies. Poiehing and Unlawful Fosiession of Game.- David Jones and Cadwaladr Pierce, of Pen-y- groes, were charged with poaching at Ty Mawr, Clynnog, on the 16th inst. Mr Roberts, Pwll- heli, prosecuted. There w^s a second charge against Jones of having given a false name, but Mr Roberts said he did not intend to go on with that charge, as, owing to Jones's imp rfect know- ledge of English, it was just possible that he had given a wrong name through misunderstanding the question. Edward Parry, a gamekeeper in the employ of Lord Newborough, stated that on the 16th inst. he was on duty with another man at Ty Mawr, Clynnog, and he saw two men going along a fenca in search of rabbits. They both stopped together. He took out his glass and could see that they were setting rabbit-nets. He sent his companion down on one side of the fence, whilst he went down the other. By the time they got to the defendants they had got down to the shore. He asked them if they were obliged to catch rabbits on Ty Mawr. He al-co asked them what they were doing with the nets. On searching the defendants he found a ferret and nets. Nets produced. They said they had never been there before. He replied that if he had not caught the n they would not have been there then. They told him that if he let them go this time they would never come there again. Witness stated that poachers had given him and his assistants a great deal of trouble, and continual complaints had been made on the subject, and it was deter- mined to catch some of them and make an example of them. Mr Whitehead asked if the defendants had been before the court previously. Mr Davies, D.C.C., said they had not. They were fined 10s and costs each. The advocate's fee was allowed. Trespassing in Pursuit ef -Game.—Richard Jones and Thomas Williams appeared to answer a charge for this offence. Mr F. A. Evans, of the firm of Messrs Turner, Allanaon, and Evans, Carnarvon, appeared for defendants, and ask,d for an ad- journment, as his principal witness was unable to attend. He had, however, two letters-one from the landlord of the ground on which the alleged trespass was committed, stating that de. fendants had had his permission. Their worships granted the application, and the case was ad- journed till next Saturday. Obtaining Food and Lodjbu/s on False Pretences.— Grace Williams, Beaumaris, who was remanded on the 21st inst. on this charge, appeared agaiu. Catherine Owen stated that defendant came to her house about 8.30 on the 19th inst. She said that the mother of a little boy who was with her had recommended her to come to witness's house for lodgings, and had sent the boy to show her the way. Defendant stated that ehe had that morning sold her parents's furniture at Beaumaris, and that she had money to pay for her board and lodgings. Witness gave her one night's lodgings, and supplied her with four meals, chargisg her 6d per meal and 61 for the bed. Defendant, however, left without paying, and went to lodge at another house.—Mr Davies afrked for a remand for another week to obtain further evidence. The application was granted. jLisiult with intent to Rob.—John Parry, Car- narvon, a wild-looking fellow, who appeared, from the manner in which he stood at attention, to hava been a soldier, was charged with assaulting Mrs Mary Huxley, wife of Capt Huxley, Pool- street. Carnarvon, on the 19th inst., at seven o'clock at night, near Pont-rug, with intent to rob Mrs Huxley was coming home from Penisa'r- waen. Mr Davies asked for a remand in this case also, as an important witness was absent. The case was accordingly remanded till next Satur- day. BANGOB. MENAI BoCIE.Ty.-Dr Ov.en Price read a paper on "Nerves," to the members of this society, on Wednesday evening last. Colonel West occupied the chair. The effects of the late Miss Smith (Garth) were sold by public aucticn last Monday, most of the things fetching good prices. There were also two interesting sales of Staffordshire pottery, one at Penrhyn Hall and the other at the Rechabite Hall. OGDEN v. WILLIAMS.—The award of Mr Dowdswell, Q, 0., the official referee to whom was referred the action in which Evan Williams, con- tractor, Bangor, sued G. H. Ogden, for the recovery of a balance due upon a contract for the erection of four houses in High-street, Bangor, was delivered yesterday. Mr Ogden hid instituted a counter-claim for breach of contract. -Mr M. Douglas (instructed by Mr S. It. Dew) conducted the case on behalf of Mr Evan Williams; tie Hon. N. Grosvenor (instructed by Mr H. Harbour) appeared for Mr Ogden. The case had occupied 12 days in hearing, sittings having been held in London and Bangor. The decision is in favour of Mr Evan Williams. I THE BANGOR CATHEDRAL.-Saturday, 5 p.m. &rvice. Kelway in B. minor. Anthem, Out of the deep" (rtrczut). Sunday, at 8 Jtm., Litany and Holy Communion; 11 30 am., hymn 183. Seiyice, Best and Stainer. Anthem, If with all your hearts" (Mendelssohn). Preacher, the Canon ia Residence. At 4 p m., hymns 89 atid 93. Service, Hatton in E. flat. Anthem, "Judge me (Mozart). Preacher, the Canon in Resid- ence. THE INLA'SU REVENUE OFFICIALS IT BANGOR COLLECTION held their first annual dinner ia the British Hotel on tlw 21st inst. Considering the geographical peculiarities of the collection, the pttgjjdance was large ,aud representative. The chair waa occup ed by tbe coile«tor, Mr H. Towns- Lead, whose tact and geniality largely enhanced the enioymeat of a pleftyrtrit evening. After the usual loyal toasts were disposed of, the vice-chairman gave The Cammisswaers of Inland Revenue," to which the cb*irmau responded. The chairman then proposed the hea'ths of the secretary, Mr Forsey, and the chief-inspector, Mr Molincux. He congratulated the fxcise branch on having such men at the head of their department, and he could assure th-em that these geutlemen, besides possessing high administrative abilities, were animated with the kinkliest sentiment towards every individual officer ia the service. The health of the collector, received with much enthusiasm, was proposed by Mr McMahon, who said that both as a superior officer and as a gentleman Mr Townshend had won the respcct and esteem of all ranks in the collection.—Mr King proposed The Supervisors," to which Mr Winslow responded, remaking that if it was true that good supervisors I' made good officers, it was equally true that good officers made good supervisors.—Mr Mescal gave The Clerks," to which Mr Buckley responded.- The chairman, in proposing" The Officers of Bangor Collection," paid a high compliment to their character, and expressed a convection that some of them would rise to positions of distinction in the service.—Mr Thomas responded, and alluded to the remarkable advancement the service in these days appeared to be making. He also noticed the effect s'upon the officers, of the vast "Variety in the duties performed by them, which he said "ranged from making an elaborate chemical analysis down to what Mr Gladstone would probably term making topographical canine inquiries."—Mr Winslow proposed the health of Mr Mills (examiner), to which that gentleman suitably responded. The toasts of "The Assistants" wfcs proposed, in a humorous speech, by Mr Buckley, and replied to by Mr Sanderson. -Mr Pearson proposed "The Ladies," to which Mr Lynch gave a feeling and eloquent response, and the chairman remarking that the subject was one not easily .exhausted caused considerable amusement by calling upon. a few pronounced bachelors to favour the company with their sentiments. The proceedings were enlivened by songs and recitations by Messrs Buckley, McMahon, Thorn, KeaLt, and Pearson. With the singing of "Auld Lang Syne," in which all joined, an evening delightfully spent was brought, to a close To Messrs Buckley, McMahon, Thorn, Mescal and Lynch, the collection is greatly in- debted for carrying out the arrangements which brought the "nret dinner" tJ a most succesful issue. The dinner and arrangements by Messrs Brown and Pughe were everything that could be desired. MISCELLANE-US ENTERTAINMENT AND PRESEN- TATION.—On Wednesday, the 20th inst., at the Qtleen's Head Calc, an entertainment was given in connection with the Prince's road Sunday School. Mr W. Payne occupied the chair. The hall was we: 1 filled. The chairman, after a few suitable rematks, called upon Miss Jennie Hughes to open the programme with a pianoforte Bolo, which was well executed. Master Ogden sang "The Anchor's Weighed very sweetly, although I the piece was scarcely suited to his voice. The audience were highly amused by the account of a I Bashful Man's Adventures," read by Master R. D. Hugbes. Mr A. Mackay sang the popular song 41 Dream Faces." The Better Land, by a party under the leadership of Mr Harding, was well received. Mr Harding then sang 44 The Great Chicago Show," and a repetition was loudly de- manded. It was quite a pleasure to listen to the singing of Miss Annie Williams, who sang I I Killarney." There was just ona drawback, however, and that was a slight tremor in her voice. If the tremor is the result of nervousness, then time will mend it; but if it is intended for effect, it would be better to omit it Mr Thomas sang lt Ouly an Armour Bearer," the audience joining in the chorus. Mr Thomas sang well, but accom- panied badly. Mr S. Hughes sang a humorous song, "The Schoolmaster's Cat," which caused much laughter. "Ehrone on the Rhine "was very weil rendered by Mr W. O. Elias, and re- ceived much applause. "The Vicar's Song" (from the "Sorcerer") was rendered very effee tively by Mr J. Williams. Mr P. Oament accom- panied Messrs Mackay and Elias; Mr and Miss Williams being accompanied by Miss M. Roberts. After refreshments had been partaken of, the chairman said the principal part of the programme had now been arrived at, and called upon Messrs Southwell aid Fotter to make a presentation to Mr and Mrs Harding on the occasion of their mar- riage, on behalf of the school and congregation. Mr Southwell said that the congregation were deeply indebted to Mr Harding for the great skill and devotion he had shown, and the interest he had f taken in the affairs of the chapel ever since he (Mr Harding) had come to Bangor, especially as ap- plied to the musical part of the services. "I am certain," said he, "that the singing in Prince's- roa=\ chapel will compare favourably with any chapel in Wales." He then expressed the wish that Mr and Mrs Harding would long be spared to lead happy and useful lives, and wished them all joy and happiness in their new life. Mr Southwell then p esented the happy couple, on behalf of the congregation and school, with a purse of gold and a Bible with a beautiful inscription. Mr Fieter being called upon to speak, said he doubted the advisability of making the music in chapel too attractive, as it was apt in some cases to make the service more or less of a mockery. However, Shakespeare was a man endowed with a great deal of insight into human nature, and he says, The man may be trusted who hath music in his soul," and Mr Harding is a man whose soul is moved by the concord of sweet sounds we may therefore trust him. Turning to Mr and Mrs Har- ding he wished them happiness and prosperity, and said, 441 will conclude my remarks with two sentiments from Shakespeare. The first is:- 4 Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, Who doth not wish you joy;' And the second is — Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you. Mr H. T. Roberts was then called upon to make the representation on behalf of Mr Hardiug's Sunday School class. Mr Roberts said the class had decided upon offering agdiatinct present, for two reasons. One was to show the congregation how highly they valued the honour of having Mr Harding as a teacher; and the other to show Mr Harding how much he was appreciated as a guide and teacher. He (Mr Roberts) felt the hour spent in school to be to him the most devotional and truly religious part of the day. Unfortunately the articles to be pre- sented were not ready, so that only a formal pre- sentation could be made. In the name of the class he wished Mr and Mrs Harding loDg life and happiness. Mr Dargie and Mr L. F. Jones made remarks to the same effect. Messrs Williams, Lewis, Thomas, and ethers made similar remarks. Mr Harding, responding, said that he did not feel in a position to say much, and that anything he could say would be inadequate t? express his feeling. He felt very grateful for all the kind wishes of his friends. As regarded the present from his class, he said he felt surprised that they should have made hita such a presentation, as he had no idea they appreciated his endeavours so much. Mr liarding concluded by saying that he and his wife would in the future try to bo as useful as possible in connection with the chapel work. The evening's entertainment was brought to a close by the ex. hibition of a shauow show, very cleverly carried out. 01

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