BANGOR. CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. The Cathedral. —Canon in residence, the Rev T Williams. Organist, Dr. Roland Rogers. Sunday Holy Communion 8 a m., and services at 11.0 a.m., and 4 p.m St. James's Church, Upper Bangor Sundays, 11 a.m and 6.30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 12 a.m. English Congregational Church, Upper Bangor.- Minister, the Rev. Hugh S. Griffiths. Sundays, 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.; Sunday-school at 2.30 p.m.; Wednesday evenings at 7. English Presbyierian Church, Prince's-road, Upper Bangor.—Sunday 10.30 a.m., and 6'.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p m. English Baptist Chapel, Penrallt-road, Upper-Bangor. —Sundays, 10.30. a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at 7. Pastor, Rev W. R. Saunders. English Wesleyan Church.—Sunday morning at 10.30 evening at 60; Sunday-school in the afternoon at 2.30 services on Thursday evenings at 7.0. Circuit Minis- ter, Rev C. Willis (Carnarvon). St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, High-street.- On Suidays, Mass at 8.30 and 10.30 am; evening ser- vice at 6.30 p m. Weekdays service, 8 am. Presbyter, the Rev. Charles Coelenbier.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES.—A meet- ing of the Library Committee was held here on Satur- day, Captain Verney in the chair. Donations were reported from Captain and Mrs Verney, Mr John Thomas, B.A., Normal College Mr Richard Williams, Newtown Mr W. J. Parry, and other subscribers. A letter was read from Mr Joseph Mayer promising a donation. Mr W. J. Parry consented to act temporarily as honorary librarian. PORT PENRHYN SHIPPI.NC.Arrival,-t:-Niary Anne Jane, Jones Jane Roberts, Roberts Elisa JAne, Jenes; Sarah, Jones; Talacre, Jones; John Parry, Jones; Emperor, Jones; Anghared, Morris; Wave, Pulster; Fairlie and Jane, Thomas; Adieu, Hughes; Sylph, Ellis; Edwin and Emma, U illiams; Clarence, Richards; Seaman, Jones; Eliza Francis, Edwards; Equity, Jones Margaret Ann, Owen Jane and Sarah, Rowlands; Lilly Green, Owens. -Departit.es :-Lady Fife, Roberts, for Liverpool Cousins, Williams, Run- corn Elizabeth, Evans, Dublin; Abbey, Hughes, Liverpool; City of Bangor, Jones, Sligo Hector, Jones, Liverpool. SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL. -On Friday evening last, a lecture, illustrated with diagrams, was delivered in connection with the above society by the Rev. T. Lloyd Williams, B.A., at the Queen's Head Cafe. The Dean of Bangor presided. ON Wednesday, a Dorcas Society was established at Horeb, in connection with the three Welsh Wesleyan chapels of the city. THE CATHEDRAL WELSH CHOIR.-The members of this choir had their annual supper on Friday evening, which was given by the Rev. D. Evans, senior vicar, at Mr Robert Williams' Temperance Hotel, the Rev. D. Evans presided, and I)r. Richards oc- cupied the vice chair. There were alse present, the Rev. Lewis Jones, and Mr Parry and Mr Hughes, churchwardens. Mr Benuet Jones, with his usual ability, presided at the piano. After partaking of the I good things set before them, and for which great praise was due to Mr Williams, the following pro- gramme was gone through, and a very pleasant evening was spent:—Anthem, For unto us," by the choir; song, "Jack's Yarn," O. P. Jones; "Oh, touch those chords again," the Misses James, Thomas, Williams and Jones, and Messrs. Griffiths, Williams and Jones; anthem, "Wele mor hawddgar," the choir; song, "Wait till the clouds roll by," J. G. Jones carol, by the Misses James and Williams, and Messrs. Griffith, Williams, and Thomson; song, "The Owl," Mr O.Williams; song, "A sailor's wife," Mr J. Thomson; song, "The Union Jack of Old England,Mr J. Griffith; song, "Hob y Deri Dando," Mr B. Jones song, Hearts of Oak," Mr O. P. Jones finale, God Save the Queen." FOREIGN MISSIONS.—A very interesting missionary meeting was held at the English Wesleyan chapel, on Monday evening, Mr Clegg, of Manchester, occupying the chair. Addresses were delivered by the Revs. E. Lloyd Jones, Rhyl; Samuel Davies, chairman of the North Wales district; J. Willis, Mr Hartley, and Mr John Smith. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting was held on Monday. Present: Mr Meshach Roberts (chair- man), Mr D. Cameron (vice-chairman), the Rev. John Morgan, Messrs. D. Griffith Davies, Griffith Roberts, J. Willmann, Robert Roberts (post-office), Henry Lewis, J. Thomas (clerk), and W. C. Jones (attendance officer). Assistant Master.—There were two applications to hand for the post of assistant master at Garth School. One was from Mr John Roberts, son of Mr Joseph Roberts, confectioner, High-street, Bangor, and the other applicant was Mrj E. J. Griffith, t)etilau Bach, Pwllheli.—Mr Griffith's testimonials were very satis- factory, and on the motion of Air Henry Lewis, seconded by Mr D. Griffith Davies, he was unani- mously appointed assistant master. Teachers' Examination.—It. was casually mentioned that the examination of the pupil teachers would not take place until April. Application for an Increase of Salary.—Mr W. C. Jones, the attendance officer, applied for an increase of salary. He pointed out that siuce his appointment the work had been much heavier.—The consideration of the subject was deferred until after the Government examinations. Miscellaneous.—From the report ot the attendance officer there appeared to be a good deal of increase in the attendance at the different schools during the fortnight.—It was decided that the teachers of the various schools be requested to furnish at each quarter an estimate of the school requisites.—The Rev. John Morgan intimated that he would, with the per- mission of the chairman, postpone his motion with regard,to the school-pence, until after the Government examinations.-The chairman of course consented.
CARNARVON. AT last week's meeting of the Salem Literary Society, two papers were read on "Joseph by Messrs Ellis Parry and W. A. Jones. I.O.G. T.On Friday evening last, Mr Evan Williams, Brunswick Chambers, gave a retrospect of temperance work during the past year. CHURCH CHOIR.—The members of St. Mary's Choir, had their annual dinner, on Friday evening, at the Royal Sportsman Hotel. The treat was given by Mr W. Farren, who presided on the occasion. LECTUHE.—Mr Sergeant, the evangelist, delivered one of his series of lectures at the Assembly Room of the Royal Sportsman Hotel, on Tuesday. THE ANNUAL MEETING of the local lodges of Odd- fellows was held on Monday, last week. After the meeting the members sat to a sumptuous dinner, ca- tered by Mr W. D. Edwards, Palace-street Refresh- ment Rooms. WITH her usual liberality, Miss Rees, Bryntysilio this wintor, has contributed several tons of coals to the poor of the town, more particularly to those be. longing to Pendref chapel. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting was held on Saturday, Mr John Thomas in the chair, there being also present, Dr Kirk, Messrs T. Hughes, W. Roberts, J. Jones (Carnarvon), O. O. Roberts, E. H. Owen, R. H. Parry, D. Jones, H. Williams, W. Williams W. Jones, Evan Davies, H. Parry, Rees Jones, Ellis G. Roberts, D. P. Williams, O. Roberts, L. Hughes, H. Thomas, R. Owen, and R. ?. Jones.— The Clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) presented the financial return for the year ended March, 1884. This showed that the poor rate collected in the union amounted to £ 20,500, and that there was received from other sources the sum of £600. The expenditure was as foltows :_Under the direct control of the Guardians, £14-,000; county and police rates, £3000; School Boards, £ 2600 paid by vestries for assistant overseers and other officials, and the expeuses of parliamentary registration, £1200. The amount of poor rate expen- diture represented a rate of about 3s 9d in the pound throughout the entire union.—February 11 was fixed as the day for hearing appeals against the recent amended valuation of the slate quarries in the Nantlle district.—Mr John Jones (Carnarvon) directed atten- tion to the applications made at the quarter sessions by the clerk of the peace and the chief constable for increase of salary. He thought the bulk of the rate- payers would be of opinion that they were already sufficiently remunerated for their services, and that the present time was most inopportune for making any further additions to the rates, which ware already heavv enough (hear, hear). He suggested that a memorial shonly be drawn up for presentation to the Court of Quarter Sessions, protesting against the applications being granted.—Upon the suggestion of Mr D. P. Williams, \1' Jones substituted for his pro- nnsal for M. memorial a notice of motion for discussion r- at the next meeting.—Dr Kirk, Mr D. P. "rilliams, and Mr R. H. Parry reported that they had visited the workhouse, and were pleased to state that everything was cletii and in good order. The repairs and painting were nearly co-npleted, and the master considered that they would be timsheo in a month's time, when a full report will be presented for the consideration of the Board. They desired to press upon the Guar- dians the desirability of making more use of the com- modious and comfortable hospital as a couvalescent resort, and that they should use their influence to induce the poor to avail themselves more generally of such a boon in time of sickness.—Mr D. P. Williams said that amongst the inmates was a girl who had been sent to a hospital in another town. She had told him she was so well treated at the Carnarvon Union Hospital that she was sorry she had not been taken there first of all. He then asked the patients how they were treated, and all, without exception, had expressed their gratitude for the care which was taken of them. If this fact was made widely known, much of the prejudice which existed against the institution would be removed, and it would be more generally availed of by the sick poor (hear, hear).-The Master (Mr Jones) reported the number of inmates in the workhouse to be 87, a decrease of one on the corres- ponding period last year vagrants during the fort- night, 19 out-relief during the fortnight, £379 lis 6d; paid to non-resident poor, £ 24 18s 8d.
BOROUGH POLICE COURT, MONDAT.-Before the Mayor (Alderman Lewis), Mr Walter Hughes, and Dr. John Williams. Alleged Long-Firm Swindlers. — Two shabbily dressed men, giving the names of James Cameron and Frederick Bellamy, were charged on remand with obtaining, under false pretences, a case of cut- lery from Mr Potter, Sheffield. Mr G. Thomas prose- cuted Mr F. A. Evans defended. Mr Thomas said that the police had a large number of cases against the priso- ners, but to save time and expense the prosecution had elected to go upon four only. It would appear that shortly before Christmas, the prisoners took lodgings with Mrs Thomas, 14, Constantine-terrace. They were not visited by any persons, and spent the greater part of their time in their room, being engaged ill forwarding letters and receiving parcels, which were addressed to them in the names of Mrs Bellamy and Mrs Ed- wards." The contents of the parcels appeared to have been pledged almost immediately after their receipt, this being specially applicable to a gold watch, which was so disposed of a few hours after its delivery at Carnarvon. The case, which constituted the groundwork of the present proceedings, was a quantity of cutlery which was delivered at the prisoners' lodgings after they had left. The carriage being unpaid, Miss Thomas refused to take them in. From information which subsequently came to the police, Deputy Chief-constable Davies went to the railway station, paid the carriage, and so obtained pos- lession of the case of cutlery. The prisoners, who had not paid their rent, were traced to Manchester, and were there apprehended by Police-sergeant Harris.—J. Henry Potter, Glenroy, Steel-bank, Sheffield, deposed to receiv- ing a reply from a Mrs Edwards to an advertisement in the Daily Telegraph, and to sending two pairs of ivory carvers, a table knife, a cheese knife, and two plated dessert knives, the value being about 28s.—The parcels clerk at Carnarvon Railway Station deposed to the receipt of three parcels addressed to Mrs Edwards, which were delivered to and signed for by Bellamy in the name of Edwards. On December 2tith, Cameron despatched a parcel addressed to Mrs Phelps, 36, Thayer-street, Man- chester-square, London. One of the four parcels referred to came from Sheffield, and was given up to the police. On December 26th, Bellamy, also iu the name of Ed- wards, forwarded a portmanteau addressed to Rogsrs, Loudon-road Station, Manchester, to ba called, for." — Miss Thomas gave evidence as to the prisoners taking apartments at her mother's house on December 16th. Cameron, who passed by the name of Edwards, was the first arrival, Bellamy joining him three days later, Came- ron, when taking the lodgiugs, stating that he would be shortly joined by a friend. Letters were received by them almost daily, some being addressed Mrs Edwards and ethers Mrs Bellamy." Parcels similarly addressed were also delivered and received by the prisoners, who were the sole lodgers. On December 27th they left the house between seven and eight o'clock without giving any intimation and leaving a week's rent in arrear, and a note on the table and in their bedroom a box full of straw and two empty boxes. The note on the table ran, Will send you the money for the lodging* to-morrow will be off at once. M. Edwards." Letters addressed to "Mrs Edwards" were subsequently re- ceived at the house. — Deputy Chief-constable Davies gave evidence as to the detention of the parcel con- signed to Mrs Davies," and evidence as to the arrest of the prisoners at London-road Railway Station, and the discovery upon them of a number of pawntickets relating to two sealskin jackets, jewellery, and guns pawned by the prisoners at Dublin, Carnarvon, Liverpool, and Man- chester. Similar evidence was also given as to the ob- taining of a violin and two sealskin jackets, and the priso- ners were sent for trial at the assizes on the four charges.
BEAUMARIS. A NOVELTY.—Judging from appearances, we should say that Beaumaris is at last alive to its inactivity, and it has now ventured upon some important improvements. Several new houses are being built, and in one street alone a speculative councillor contemplates the erection of seven houses.
COUNCIL MEETING.—A meetin? of the General Purposes Committee was held on Tuesday. Present: Col. Hampton-Lewis, ex-mayor (presiding), Aldermen A. Laurie, E. R. Thomas, Councillors W. A. Worth, Thomas Hughes, W. T. Williams, William Hughes, R. Jones, I). Lloyd, H. Thomas, and T. Pritchard, Mr J. Rice Roberts (town clerk), William Griffith (deputy- town clerk), and R. Lloyd Humphreys (treasurer). FINANCIAL. The treasurer presented his summary of accounts as follows: — Borough account: Receipts, rents. £ 1048 lis 8d rates, £ 773 16s lid pier, jE312 9s lid loan, £100; total, JE2234 18s 6d. Payment: Balance due and carried from last year's account, X292 Os Id borough payments, £1227 9s 8d highway and Green wall, 1:367 lis 8d pier, jE212 18s 2d; total, £2099198 7d; in hand, X134 18s lid. Burial account: Payments, jE124 19s 6d receipts, £118 2s 3d due, X6 17s 3d. THE DRAINAGE QUESTION. A letter was received from the Board of Trade sanctioning the proposed sewer outfall and enclosing the undertaking. A communication was also received from the Local Government Board inquiring whether the Board of Trade gave their approval to such parts of the sewerage works as would be situated below high water mark.—Deputy-mayor: It is only necessary to send iu the undertaking from the Board of Trade ?-The Town Clerk: That is all—The Deputy-mayor asked if the Council were satisfied with the letters, and all the members signified their unanimous satisfaction.—The question of adopting a particular drainage scheme was adjourned for a fortnight, Alderman E. R Thomas and Mr Hugh Thomas being appointed a deputation to visit several towns in England with the view of reporting upon the most suitable scheme for Beaumaris. THE QUARTER SESSIONS QUESTION. Mr Robert Jones tendered a hearty vote of thanks to Councillor William Hughes for the able manner in which he represented the Council at the last Quarter Sessions in opposing the motion of the Lord- lieutenant to try and remove the Quarter Session from Beaumaris (hear, hear).—Mr Thomas Hughes had great pleasure in seconding the motion.—M- Hugh Thomas also supported it, and was glad to find Mr Hughes had succeeded so well.—The Deputy Mayor [ only hope, gentlemen, you will not let the matter drop before the next Quarter Sessions. These things ought not to be left to the last moment.—Mr Thomas Hughes: Don't you think we ought to have a public meeting in the Town Hall of people from different parts ?—A Member: Yes; indeed.—Deputy Mayor: [ maintain it is the duty of all public bodies to ex- press their feelings, more so than anybody else. I think the Board of Guardians should take it up. I think the movement to remove the sessions has been 11 mistake. I don't think the lord-lieutenant knew the feeling, and he told me himself he he was surprised to find the feeling against the removal.—Mr Robert Jones: It seems to me the matter is not seriously mooted at Llangefni, and there were many people un- aware of any meeting having been held except what they saw in the papers.—Deputy Mayor: Oh, the thing is a mistake and misrepresented. We certainly ought to get a petition from here again, and I think we ought to call a meeting for this part.—Alderman Laurie was of the same opinion.—The Deputy Mayor said it was the duty of the magistrates to consult the people and study their feelings, and he should say that the Bangor and Beaumaris Union ought to do their utmost for the borough.—Alderman Laurie said it was a very serious thing to do away with an old institution.—A cordial vote of thanks was then accorded Mr William Hughes, and it was decided tha.t the committee for petitioning the Quarter Sessions should be re-appointed.—MrWilliam Hughes returned thanks. It was a pleasure to him to think he had done his duty and that he had pleased the inhabitants of Beaumaris, as it seemed, he had doue. lIe was much obliged to them (applause), THE COASTGUARD STATION. ft was stated that this question had bec-n left to Captain Verney. THE NEW VALUATION. Mr W. T. Williams said he had looked over the new valuation list. According to the oid list the Town Hall was not rated. Its gross value was £ 80, ratod £ 6S piei £ 100. rated £ 75 market £ 20, rated £ 15 £ 6S piei £ 100. rated £ 75 market £ 20, rated L I) Small tenant", &c. :—New valuation £ 172 10s, rated £139 5s old valuation, X145 13s 4d, rated £107 18s increase respectively £ 28 16s Sd and £ 31 7d.—It was decided to appeal against the assessment. CAUTION. Mr Hugh Thomas called attention to the fact that gravel was being carted from the Point without permission, and another Councidor proved seeing one of the Mayor's servants doing the same thing, and two carters from Menai Bridge committed a similar offence. The Council decided to take action in the matter.
BETTWSYCOED PRESENTATION.—On New Year's Eve, a public entertainment was held in the Boys' School, being the occasion of a presentation to the Rev. Richard Jones, curate, on his departure from the parish. The articles consisted of a pocket communion service, in solid silver, with suitable inscription, a purse of gold, and other valuable gifts. The chair was occupied by the Rev. E. Evans, vicar. A pro- gramme of vocal and instrumental music was gone through, consisting of glees, piano duets, and songs, by the Church choir, assisted by the Misses Knight, Mr Humphreys, and other friends. At the end of the programme the presentation was made, in an appropriate speech, by Mr McCulloch, on behalf of the committee. A silken purse was worked for the occasion by a lady friend. Addresses were delivered by the chairman, Mr Jones (The School). Sergeant Roberta, and others, testifying to the great respect in which iNIr Jo-es was held in the parish, and the appreciation of his services. Mr Jones briefly replied in English and Welsh. The meeting concluded with the singing of the National Anthem PETTY SESSIONS.-At these sessions Robert Wil- liams and Robert Evans were summoned by Peter Sharpe, gamekeeper for Colonel Grove, for trespass- ing after game, and were each fined 20s and costs.— For setting traps to catch game on Lord Penrhyn's land, Thomas Jones, Penmachno, was fined 10s and 9s costs.—Alfred Evans and Robert Owen, Trefriw, were each fined Is and 2s 6d. costs, for being drunk and disorderly. Solicitors, appeared, Mr Griffiths for the prosecution, and Mr Jones-Morris for the defence._ Cadwaladr Hugh Jones, Penmachno, WAS fined Is and costs for letting off fireworks in the stroots.-An ex- tension of time was granted to Mr Dutton, Bell Vue Hotel, Trefriw, the occasion being an artists' smoking concert."
HOLYHEAD. ENGLISH BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The anni- versary meetings in connection with this school were commenced on Sunday afternoon. The chair was taken by the Rev. W. R. Saunders of Banger, who, after the usual devotional exercises, delivered a very able and instructive address upon the benefits of of Sunday Schools. The programme, which was very interesting, was well rendered by the children belong- ing to the school. At the close, prizes were distributed to those who had committed the greatest number of verses from the Scriptures to memory, and to those who had been most regular in their attendance during 1884. On Monday evening, the meetings were continued in the presence of a numerous and very attentive audience. The chair was occupied on this occasion by Mr Cooke, the superintendent of the school. The proceedings were commenced by devo- tional exercises, and an address by the chairman. The recitations were excellently rendered, and thoroughly good in selection. Great praise is due to Mr Payne for the merit attached to this part of the programme. Throughout the evening, suitable hymns were sung by the children, under the able guidance of Mr Owen Jones (Pencerdd Cybi), the harmoniumist being Mrs Thomas, New London House. A collection, in aid of the school funds, brought very enjoyable and interest- ing meetings to a termination.. PETTY SESSIONS (VALLEY), MONDAY.—Before Major-General Hughes, Messrs H. Edwards, T. Owen, R.N., and T. F. Evans. The Charges of Assault against a Man-of-War's Man.—Thomas Whittle, a seaman on board II.M. cutter Margaret, at present lying in Holyhead har- bour, was brought up in (- 011 remand, charged with having on the night of Saturday, the 3rd inst., assaulted a young woman named Hannah Jones, 12, George's-street; Thomas Williams, 34, Baker-street, and Police-constable William Williams, while in the execution of his duty; aud with having also assaulted and wounded Robert Owen Roberts, Trearddur- square, Holyhead.—Police-sergeant Toohill conducted the case for the prosecutiou. The prisoner was un- defended.—The first witness called was the complain- ant, Hannah Jones, who said I was out on a message for my mother last Saturday night week. About half- past nine, as I was passing along Land's End, and just at the rear of the Coffee House, I was attacked by a man-of-war's man, who put his arm round my neck. I believe the prisoner is the man. I screamed, and said unto him, You had better let me go." lIe replied, You had better be quiet; I have a knife." I tried to get away from him. In the struggle, he got my head under his arm aud releasing my head, my hat came off. The prisoner then caught hold of mv shawl and dragged it off. He then struck me on the face with his hand, and knocked me down. I kept on screaming, nnd he said to me, You had better hush or I'll knife you." I struggled very hard, and suc- ceeded in getting away from him, leaving my hat and shawl behind. I ran along Land's End towards Waterside and went into the first house I came to, asking for protection. The man followed me but did not come up to the house. Mrs. Jones, who lived in the house I went to, offered to see me home. In a short time we started for my home, and when near Commerce House, I saw the prisoner, who had my hat and' shawl in his possession. Seeing a police constable near IJJwent to him, and pointed out the prisoner to him and told him what had happened. I then went on along Stanley Crescent towards home, and on turning into Cross-street, I found that the man was still following me. I ran into Mrs Jones' shop, on the corner of Cross-street and Well-street, and saw no more of the prisoner. My hat and shawl were brought to me in Mrs Jones' shop.—By the clerk I have no doubt whatever that the prisoner is the man who followed me.—Mary Jones living at 4, Land's End, and Elizabeth Jones gave corroborative evidence.-P.C. 9, William Williams, said: About 9-45 on the night in question, I was on duty at Waterside, and was near Mrs Powell's shop. Hannah Jones came to me and made a complaint. In con- sequence of that complaint, I went towards Land's End. I met the prisoner by the Welsh Wesleyan chapel. He had something under his arm. It was like a shawl. I followed him as far as Mrs Powell's shop. The complainant had then gone away. The prisoner went towards Waterside. I had seen the prisoner many times before that evening. He was walking along quietly.-In answer to the usual question as to whether he had any witnesses to call, the prisoner said that having been locked up ever since he was charged he had had no opportunity of com- municating with a number of friends in whose com- pany he was at the very time the assault was alleged to have been committed.—The Clerk But you might have written to them.-P.C. W. Williams, in reply to General Hughes, said that the prisoner appeared to have been drinking, but was was not very drunk.- Robert Owen Roberts, on being called, said I am a fruiterer, carrying on business in Trearddur-square, Holyhead. On Saturday night week I was in my house about a quarter past ten, sitting at the fire. Hearing a noise and shouting outside [ ran out to see what was the matter. When I got on the Market Hill, I was told a man-of-war's man had knocked a man down. 1 went down the hill towards Stanley-streeL, and when near William Roberts' barber shop, a man-of-war's man struck me with some hard substance on the head, which cut my hat, and inflicted a wound on my head. I went into the barber's shop. and the barber, seeing me bleeding, advised me to go to Dr. Hughes to kave my head dressed. As I was going for that purpose, and when I had nearly reached the bottom of the hill, the man-of-war's man ran at me again, and struck me with something which I thought was a strap. The prisoner, in height and size, is exactly like the man who struck me.—Police Seargeant Toohill said: I was at the police station on the night in question. As I was going out, the last witness came runuing up. The prisoner had gone by just before. After hearing what Roberts had to say, I went in the direction I had seen the prisoner goirig. I know him well. I searched several houses for him, but did not find him. I then instructed two constables to nuke a careful search for him and arrest him —Robert Owen Roberts recalled said: After the prisoner struck me the second lime, he followed me, and passed the police s oat ion.—Sergeant Toohill, continuing, said Before I saw Roberts, the prisoner had been at the police station, and stated that he had lost a belt. I told him to call again in the evening, and if anything was heard of it, we would let him know.— Thomas Williams said: I am a sailor on board the London and North-western Company's steamer Alc.vanclra, and live at 34, Baker-street. On Saturday night, the 2rd inst., I was on Market-bill about a quarter past ten. f met the prisoner, who was going dovyn the hill. He fell against me. and I said to him, ''Hard over, old man," ile struck me with his list on my mouth, and knocked He struck me with his list on my month, and knocked me down, saying, W hat's that you say you d-l." I am sure the prisoner is the man who assaulted me. I gave him no provocation of any kind. — Margaret Pritchard, 3, Summer-hill-terrace, and Catherine Jane Ellis, 39, Baker-street, gave corroborative evidence as to the assault upon Thomas Williams, and P.C. William Williams said: About 11-3) on the night in question, I wont in company with P.C. 25 to look for the prisoner. We found him in the Hope aud Anchor public house. P.O. 25 charged him with wounding R O. Roberts, aud assaulting the other persons, and told him he must come to the police station. He said he did not know anything about the matter. He resisted very much. In the lobby, as we were trying to get him out, he kicked me in the belly and tried to kick me again several times. In the struggle he broke my snaps.—Lieutenant Blackwood, the officer in command of the cutter Margaret, said that the prisoner bore a good character on board the vessel, both as to conduct and abilityas a seaman.-The Bench retired for consultation, aud after au absence of a quarter of an hour, returned into court, when General Hughes, addressing the prisoner, commented upon the serieus nature of the crimes with which he was charged and said that men of his class had been brought before that court so many times that he could not but be aware that the Bench had determined to show them that they could not misconduct themselves with impunity. If such offences were not severely punished, peaceable citizens, whether men or women, could not walk the streets in safety. The sentence of the court was, that for the assault upon Hannah Jones he should be im- prisoned for six weeks for the assaults upon Thomas Williams and Robert Owen Roberts three weeks each, and for that upon the police constable four weeks (in all, sixteen weeks), with hard labour in each case. Another Batch of Assaults.—Richard Jones, Bryn- gwrau, and John Hughes, Penyrorsedd, were charged by Hugh Williams, Bryngwran, and formerly of Llanerchymedd, with: having assaulted him on the 20th of November, Mr E. G. Roberts prosecuted There was also a charge of assault preferred by Richard Jones against Hitgii Williams, which was alleged t have occurred on the 8th of the same month. After a lengthy hearing, both cases were dismissed.—Henry Williams, jockey, Rhydwyn James Jones and Robert Williams, blacksmiths, Llaurhyddlad, were charged by John and Letitia Parry, Isle of Man, Llanrhyddlad, with having assaulted them near the Menai Inn, Rhyd- wyn, on the 29th November, 1884 Mr E. G. Roberts prosecuted, and Mr S. R. Dew defended. The case was dismissed, the defendants being orderel to pay the costs. Drunkenness. —Thomas Reilly, tinker, Bodedern, was charged by P.C. Samuel J. Roberts with being drunk in London-road, Bodedern. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs.
AMLWCH. SUDDE.V DEATH.—Captain William Foulkes, of the smack Brothers, of Carnarvon, died suddenly, a few days ago, at Amlwch, where his vessel was laying. Ho was a native of Nevin, and unmarried. THE MARQUIS OF ANULESEY, with his usual gene- rosity, lias distributed three wagon-loads of coals to the poor of Amlwch, through our respected fellow- townsman, Mr T. F. Evans. Mr Evans himself, how- ever, as is his usual wont, has been exceedingly good to the poor this year. lIe supplemented the marquis's gift of coal handsomely himself, in addition to the jelb which he had previously given for distribution among the needy poor of Amlwch. These deeds of charity deserve to be publicly recognised and grate- fully acknowledged.
MOLD NOTES. The public presentation dinner, on Monday evening last, passed off with graat eclat. The performances of the quartette party reflected much credit upon those gentlemen, and were evidently much appreciated. So successful were their efforts that I anticipate their services will be frequently required at future enter- tainments. Glees are such a pleasing diversion to songs, &c., that the townspeople will, doubtless, be glad to hear that, in all probability, the gentlemen referred to will form a permanent glee or quartette party. The Rev. Enoch Jones of Llandudno has been appointed junior curate of this parish. The rev. gentle- man is"not the only Jones," as, by ft strange coinci- dence, our respected vicar and senior carate also bear that name. Speaking of church matters reminds me that it is intended to gild the stone tablets surmounting the pillars in the parish church. The work has already been commenced, and it is a decided improvement. I trust that the agitators for the formation of a county cricket team for Flintshire will not rest until they have attained their desired object. I have of late heard but little of the movement. The palmy days of the deservedly popular game of football may, as far as Mold isconc-rned, be numbered amoag the past. Not only have the majority of the old players left thp neighbourhood, but those who remain are deprived of the enthusiasm displayed by the formor members. Not more than half-a-dozen im- portant matches have been played this season. It is currently rumoured that the Jesuits at St. David's College, near this town, have announced (for economical purposes) their intention of leaving t:iis neighbourhood for the Channel Islands. Upon what authority the statement is made I am not in a position to say, but if reliance may be placed in the report, their departure will be universally regretted, as their custom is an assistance to the townspeople not to be despised. QUILLI PIIS"
PENMAENMAWK. DKATH OF MR HUGH ROBERTS. -It is our sad dntv this week to record the death, in his 27th year, of Mr Hugh Roberts, Mountain View Hotel, one of the most promis- ing and popular young men in the parish, and which sad event took place on Sunday morning, the 4th iait. OB the Friday evening previous Mr Roberts had attended the meeting a id taken part in the proceedings of the Debat- ing Society, of which he was one of the founders, and in the proceedings of which he ever evinced the liveliest in- terest. On Saturday he complainad that he did not feel so well as usual, but it was never anticipated that any- thing serious was the matter, or that the end was so near, Among the general public his loss will be lonj felt, but more especially among the members of the Debating Society and the choir of St. Seiriol's Church, ia which he had for many years been the chief tenor singer. The funeral took place on Thursday, at the Dwygyfylchi Church, and his remains were followed to their last rest- ing-place by the clergy, the members of the Debating Society, the principal tradesmen, and a very large num- ber of the general public. The fuueral service wa.s im- pressively read by the vicar, the Rev. J. Howell. The choir of St. Seriol chanted the 39th Psalm to Croft in A minor, and among the hymns that were sung was the beautiful one commencing "Days and moments quickly flying," which had always been a special favourite with the deceased. The coffin was covered with a great num- ber of beautiful wreaths, among them being one sent by the members of the Debating Society. With special. reference to the sad event the vicar, preaching at St, Seiriol's on Sunday evening, took for his text St. Luke, vii, verse 15, the music during the day being of a charge ter appropriate to the sad event. At the conclusion Of the service, the organist, Mr A. W. Castell, played the Dead March in Saul. At the last meeting of the Debating Society, on the proposition of Mr J. Baxter, British School, seconded by Mr John D. Davies, a vote of condolence with the family of the deceased member was unanimously passed.
THE CORN TRADE.—The Mark-lane Express of Monday says-" The open weather has brought up the late sown wheats in very satisfactory form, and the soil is now in excellent condition for sowing Talavara and other early spring and late winter varieties. All cultivation is forward for the time of the year, and the sowing of peas is beginning to be prepared for. Farmers' deliveries have fallen off very considerably during the last few weeks. This may be due to foggy weather having afforded a deterrent influence, and to the fact that exigencies in connection with rent audits have been met so far as may have been practicable. Whatever the cause may have been, holders of English wheats have been enabled to obtain Is to 2s per quarter advance on rates current before the holidays from needy buyers, and in some country exchanges tine English wheats were held at 3s against buyers on Saturday. Country flour has improved 6dto Is during the week. In some provincial exchanges barleys of fair quality have gained Is on recent rates, but oats have met a quiet trade. Other articles remain without quotable alteration. Foreign wheats show no material improvement in consumptive demand, although quota- tions since Monday were raised Is to 2s against buyers."—The Farmer says—Moderate supplies keep trade quite firm, notwithstanding milder weather. English wheat saleable at 2s advance, sometimes more. Foreign wheat Is Gdto 33 dearer. Flour Is 6d to 2s dearer. Demand good. Maize firm, unaltered. Oats and feeding barley 6d dearer, and malting barley steady. Peas showing dearer. Beans unaltered. Feeding stuffs firm. Cargoes generally in good re- quest at Saturday's full advance; and the trade good in the country districts."
CORRESPONDENCE. THE NANTLLE ACCIDENT. To the Editor of the OBSERVER AND EXPRESS. Sm,-It may interest your readers to know that Mr Richard A. Proctor, in last week's issu? of Knowledge (a paper, which, air, you will perhaps allow me to say, ought to be read by every young man in the country), suggests that the recent sad accident at Nantlle, and three other similar ones in various parts of England, may have been caused by earth tremors resulting from the recent earthquakes in Spain, which occurred about the same time. By a singular coincidence, Mr Bunnell, the station-master at Carnarvon, offered the same suggestion on hearing of the accident. The theory of a thaw being the cause is untenable, if it be true, as now stated, that a thaw had not set in at the tiine.——I am sir yours &c., JOHN LOCKSLEY.
ANGLESEY QUARTER SESSIONS. To the Editor of the OBSERVER AND EXPRESS. SiR.—I very much regret the result of the justices' deliberation on the above question. If your report of the proceedings is correct, it would appear that personal scruples and inclinations ruled supreme with several of the benchers," and not the con- venience of the public. For instance, fancy the inconsistency of grumbling against remove to Llan- gcfni, on the ground of expenditure, and yet tieing" in favour of the outlandish town of Holy- head, whose predominant claim (admittedly) re-ited on its badness! Or, again, they objected to the public money being squandered to establish one court at Llangefni, and yet by a respectable majority decided to have three courts!! Oh, you thrice blessed Anglesey jurors, your lines have fallen in happy places. It is a well-known fact, that prac- tically no expense need be incurred at Llangefni The buildings in choice are handsomely and entirelv there, and either of them is incomparably superior to that miserable and ancient novel at Beaumaris. But we are assured on no less an authority thau tin august and immortal Councillor William Hughe- that the combined voice of sixty vestries may be taken for nought. How delightfully simple and infallible a settlement. Could that gentleman honestly believe himself ? Or did he indulge in a little pleasant and sophisticated rhetoric ? The derisive laughter with which (in any other light) such absurd vulgarities were received ought to hare opened his eyes and shut bis mouth. The contempt with which such reckless misrepresentations were laughed to scorn was not a bit too pronounced, for certainly such haughty pronouncements deserve to go for their insignificant value of no,i,Iit, 1 hey even reflected the absence of common sense and judgment on the man who could serio islv advance them. This chaff, however, is the answer ret'irned to the Anglesey jurors over their modest and reasonable request. To think that the blood- sucking tendencies of these hole-and-corner lodging- house interests should be consulted in preference t, that of the jurors is intolerable. What did Menai Bridge or Holyhead think or care about Quarter Sessions until their ungenerous bias to the inhabi- tants of Llangefni prompted their obstructive tactics? By what rule of mathematics do they dis- cover the central location of these most Irish or Carnarvon bloods ? They forsooth to cry "personal interests" in the face of Llaugefni Does any sane juror in the county do other than relegite their arrogant and selfish pretensions to their own just oblivion ? It is satisfactory to know that the jurors will yet return such an answer to this frivolous nonsense as will convince these metropolitan towns of their thoroughness for re dressing a serious pubiic grievance, and their resolve to succeed. VOX POPULI. Jan. 12th, 1885.
OVER THE SUNSHINE OF EXISTENCE HAXGS A BLACK CLOUD. With the uncertainty of life is mingled the dark mys- tery of death While, on the one hand, we catch the welcome sound of a. new breath of life that tells of an addition to our species, on the other we shudder as we hear the rushing wings of the Destroying Angel! The mighty voice of the Great Influence which rules the Universe has pronounced our fate the dread fiat has gone forth, and every mortal man is doomed to die But, though we cannot prevent, can we postpone death' The question is momentous, even if it concern the pro- longation of life but by a single hour, inasmuch as every instinct prompts us to fight the boldest battle we can for this glorious boon of existence. The promptings of instinct are but the spontaneous voices of nature, and it is our duty to obey. But there still remains the question can death be postponed by a single hour? Yes; for the world works in obedience to certain laws and a study of these proves that those who have the judgment and the will to buckle on the shield, which nature places ready to their grasp, may ward off the insidious attacks of the i-nplacable enemy of life, until, in a ripe old age, the vital faculties gradually decay, and the Angel of Peace glides softly into our presence, leading us, as it were, in a gentle slumber to the regions beyond the shadow of the tomb. The Fell Destroyer makes his first approaches in many forms, but none are more favoured by him than that of a deadly foe now preying upon the very vitals of Modern Society. What is this foe ? There are few among us who have not been or are now to some extent its victims. Would the reader know if he, too, is under the ban of this frightful scourge ? Let him ask himself whether he experiences any of the following symptoms: There are pains about the chest and sides, and some- times in the back. The mouth has a bad taste, especially in the morning; and there are feelings of dulness and drowsiness. The appetite is poor, a sort of sticky slime collects about the teeth, there is a feeling as of a heavy load on the stomach, and sometimes a faint, all-gone seusation at the pit of the stomach, which food does not satisfy. The eyes are sunken, the hands and feet be- come cold and feel clamtny. After a while a cough sets ia, at first dry, but attended in the course of a few months with expectoration of a greenish colour. The sufferer feels constantly tired, and sleep seems to afford him no rest. Nervousness, irritability, and evil fore- bodings follow. When rising suddenly, there is a giddiness, a sort of whirling sensation in the head. The bowels become costive the skin is dry and hot at times the blood becomes thick and staguant"; the whites of the eyes are tinged with yellow; the urine is scanty and high coloured, depositing a sediment after standing. There is frequently a spitting up of the food—at times with a sour taste and at others with a sweetish taste. This is often attended with palpitation of the heart or impaired vision, with spots before the eyes, accompanied by great prostration and weakness. All of these symptoms are in turn present. It is thought that nearly one-third of our population has this disease in some of its varied forms. Medical men have mistaken the nature of the malady. Its true name is Dyspepsia or Indigestion for which a certain remedy is to be found in Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup-a medicine which has won in both hemispheres a confidence founded only on its great virtues. The Syrup can be obtained from any chemist or medicine vendor, or from the proprietors, A. J. WHITE (Limited), 17, Farringdon Road, London, E.C. WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY. YOUR PREPARATION IS AN EXCEPTION. The Pharmacy, Regent Road, "Great Yarmouth, Dec. 28th, 1887 Dear Sir,—Your medicine must be a great success You can quite understand that I have not much opinion of what are called quack medicines, which are generally cure all and worthless, and I should be glad to see them swept out of existence with the besom of destruc- tion." Your preparation, however, is an exception, and is undoubtedly useful. One of my brothers took it with considerable benefit and, to be candid with you, I only laughed at him, and said, His faith had healed him." I was very ill myself this year with Congested Liver, Indigestion, &c., and after much persuas.ion by mv brother, to please him, I consented to try Mother Seigel's Syrup, and I am bound to say, that in spite of my pre- judice and unbelief, it did me more good than anything else. I am better in health now, but not quite well, and probably never shall be again, as my heart has become weak, although I am considerably under fifty years of age. I mention my case to you, thinking it might be of some interest to you.—I remain, faithfully yours, W. Sheppard Pole (Ph. C.)." I HAVE NOT HEARD A SINGLE COMPLAINT. Baldock, Herts, January 4th, 1883. Gentlemen,—Perhaps it would be appropriate to state, that it gives me great pleasure to pusli and advance the sales of your medicines, on account of their worth. I have not had or heard a single complaint about your medicines, since I have sold them, but, on the other hand, unbounded testimony as to their worth, therefore I can with confidence bring them to the public notice. During 1882 I sold lIt dozens of the Syrup, and 7A dozen Pills, This, I think, taking into account that the inhabitants are under 2,000 and there are two other agents in the town, will give you a good idea as to how it is appreciated here.-Faithfully yours, H H. J. Izzard, Pat. Med. Vendor." ITS EFFICACY IS ACKNOWLEDGED BY THOUSANDS. Heglier Town, Berckfastleigh. December 21st, 1888. Gentlemen,-It gives me unfeigned pleasure to bear testimony to your remedies for the many ills that flesh is heir to. Of all the medicines I dispense, I know of none superiour to yours for all internal bodily ailments. Al- though Seigel's Syrup is a patent medicine,' and, con- sequently, despised and maligned by the Faculty, there is no sham about it, and its efficacy is acknowledged by thousands of sufferers, and its sale does not diminish, which is about as good a barometer as any I know. —I am, yours most respectfully, J. Reed, Chemist."
CARNARVONSHIRE & ANGLESEir INFIRMARY WEEKLY REPORT, Jan. 12th, 1885. In-Patients 17 Total number of Out-Patients admitted since October 25th, 1884 265 » jt » during the past week 34 Home Patients 48 Visitors for this week-Right Hon. Lady Penrhyn and Rev. John Morgan. Hon. Physician „ Dr. Richards. Hon Surgeon „ Dr. Hughes. R. ROLAND JONES, House Surgeon.
DENBIGHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The trial of prisoners took place at Ruthin, on Friday, before Captain Griffith Boscawen Griffith, Lieutenant-colonel Hughes, Rev. The Warden, Captain Cole, Major W. C. West, Major Barnes, Messrs J. F. Jesse and G. H. Denton. The follow- ing formed the grand jury :—Messrs E. Humphreys, Castle-street (foreman); W. Kepfer, R. G. Joyoe. Thomas L. Hill, J. Lloyd, Edward Evans, W. C. Joyce, R. D. Hughes, "Denbigh W. Smith, D, Roberts, Thomas Jones, J. Foulkes, John Roberts, R. H. Williams, W. Richards, R. Parry and L. Frazer. PLEAS OF GUILTY. John Griffiths (16), a colliery labourer, pleaded guilty to having, by certain false pretences, obtained from Ruabon Coal and Coke Company, the sum of los 5d, with intent to cheat and defraud them of the same, at the township of Esclusham Below, on Dec. (5th, 1884, and was sentenced to one calendar month's imprisonment with hard labour. CHARGE OF MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY. Alice Wilson (35) was charged with having by false pretences, obtained, at Acton, on Nov. 6th, 1884, one ulster, the property of Sarah Powell, and also further charged with stealing at Wrexham on tha same date as above, one fur tippet, and one piece of crape, of the value of 6d 2d, the property of Mary Williams. The prisoner pleaded guilty to both charges. She was also charged with having been convicted of various offences committed in 1872, 1873, and 1877, and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment, in the last year mentioned, to seven year.-i' penal servitude. To this the prisoner pleaded not guilty.—Mr Banks, who was counsel for the prosecution, called Margaret Robinson to give evidence in proof of the charge. Witness said she was chief Female Warder at Durham priso and remembered the prisoner there in 1*72 and 1873, under the name of Eliza Headly. —Sarah Anne Walton, Female Warder at Wake- field prison, said the prisoner was received there in November, 1877, having been tried at Bradford, aud sentenced to seven years' penal servitude. Witness accompanied her to Mil) Bank, on the 20th of the following December.—The prisoner being asked whether she had any questions to give to the witness, said, addressing the latter, You never saw me in your life before. I am surprised you are not afraid the Lord to strike you down dead in the dock for telling such untruths." The jury found her guilty, and the Bench sentenced her to seven years' penal servitude, and five years' supervision of the police. HOUSE BREAKING. Christmas Griffiths (18), collier, pleaded guilty to having, on January 6th, broken and entered into the dwelling house of one Catherine Charles, and stolen therefrom one pair of mittens and one knit- ing, and was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labonr. LARCENY. Edward Rogers, junior (21), a labourer, Fron Cefnmawr, was charged with stealing at Llangollen in August, 1883, a watch, value five guineas, the property of David Jones. The prisoner, who was apprehended on his release from gaol, having under- gone a term of imprisoament for another offence committed subsequently to the above, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to nine months, with hard labour. APPEAL CASES. Sisson and Williamt v. Wrexham Justices. | This was an appeal in which William John Sisson, brewer, Wrexham, and William Williams, Crown Inn, Talwrn, Wrexham, were appellants, and the Justices of the Wrexham Bench, of whom Sir Robert Cunliffe was chairman, were respon- dents.—Mr Higgins, instructed by Mr Bradley, was counsel for the appellants, and Mr Banks, in- structed by Mr Lewis, Wrexham, was counsel for the respondents.—The Magistrates decided to allow the appeal, with costs, the respondents to be re- funded by the county treasurer. Hesketh v. St. Asaph Guardians. This was an appeal in which Robert Bamford Hesketh, Gwrych Castle, Abergele, was appellant, and the Churchwardens and the Overseers of the poor of the parish of Abergele were respondents. -Mr Higgins, instructed by Mr Morris of Wrex- ham, appeared for the appellant, and Mr Marshall, instructed by Mr Gold Edwards, appeared for the respondents. The appeal was against the assess- ment of the appellant to the poor rate, on the ground that it was excessive. The assessment was £ •444 15s gross, and £385 56 nett. The valuation list was made in 1X81, and was the one in force ever since. Mr Marshall raised technical ob- jections to the notices of the appeal, which were upheld by the bench, and consequently the appeal was dismissed with costs. Wright v. Wrexham Justices. This was the appeal of Joseph Wright, South Sea, Wrexham, against the refusal of the Justices of the Wrexham Bench to grant the renewal of an off licence belonging to his shop.—Mr Higgins again appeared for the appellant, and Mr Banks for the respondents.—Mr Higgins briefly outlined the circumstances of the case, and then eallcd upon the appellant, Joseph Wright, who said ho had held the licence two years last September, at which time he had it transferred to him. He applied for the renewal on 1st September, but the matter was adjourned, and on the 19th September he received a notice of objection from the police. He applied again on September 29th, and the renewal was refused. Four years ago, he kept the Star Inn, Brymbo, and while there, Sergeant Littlehaie took out a summons against him for selling beer during prohibited hours, but the case was dismissed. The same officer again took out a summons against him for lending tins for people to drink beor outside his shop, but the case was again dismissed. He had had charge of a public house for the last eighteen years, and had never been convicted. He bad never had summons taken out against him except by Littlehale. Before lending tins to persons he had consulted 96 person named Mr Beat, who said he would ask the excise about the matter. Some time after- wards, Mr Beat said he had consulted the excise on the question, and had been told there waS nothing wrong in it, as he would be entirely free of every responsibility as soon as the penlOui would be off his premises. He had never done it before, and never did it after he understood it was wrong. The appeal was allowed with costs
FOOTBALL. NORTHERN WELSH CHALLENGE CUP. CARNARVON COLTS v. BANGOR ATHLETIC. Theae clubs met in the second ties for the Challenge Cup at Bangor, on Saturday, the Athletic winning by four goals and one disputed to nothing.