BANGOR. CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. The Cathedral. -Canon in residence, the Rev T Williams. Organist, Dr. Roland Rogers. Sunday H,¡1y Communion 8 a m., and services at 11.0 a.m., and 4 p.m St. James's Church, Upper Bangor Sundays, 11 a.in and 0.30 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 Presbylerian Church, Prince"s-road, Upper Bangor.-Sunday 10.30 a.m., and 6.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2))0 p m. Preacher next Sunday, the Rev. A. J. Parry, Carnarvon. English BaptistChapd, Penrallt-rond, Upper-Bangor. -Sundays, 10.30. a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday evt-ning at 7. Pastor, Rev W. R. Saunders. English Wesleyan Church.—:Sunday morning at 10.30 evening at (5 0 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 Chinch, High-street On Suzdays, Mass at 8.30 and 10.30 a m evening ser- vice at 6.30 p m. Weekdays service, 8 am. Presbyter, the Rev. Charles Coelenbier. THE PROPOSED PIER.—A meeting of the Pier Committee of the Bangor City Council was held yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, when Mr John Morg-ui. Garth Ferry, attended at the I eq uest of the mavor with respect to his interest in the ferry. PENDRKF CONGREOATIOSAL CRUKCR LITERARY iNfEFT- ING.—Last Monday evening, Mr John Evans was voted to the chair, and Mr Hugh Williams, Arvonia Bui dings, was callei.i upon to read his essay on the Duty°of the Church toward the Cnildren." This egsay and one by Mr John Williams, Crescent, were equal in merit, winning the first prize in the last competitive meeting at Pendref. Mr Williams divided his subject into two sections, viz the reasons why it was the duty of the Church to succour the children, and the mode of performing that duty. Each section was again subdivided thus 1, on account ot the relationship existing between the children, the Church, and Chr:st, through baptism 2, on account of the notice taken of them, and encouragement gives. them in Scripture 3, because the Church is the medium ordained by the Lord to accomplish the work. 1, the Sunday school and other religious meetings 2, the litt'rary and other improvement societies 3, ad vice and example. The essay was compact, to the point, and couched in good language, and evidently bore the marks of careful study. A free discussion followed, when the following gentlemen spoke Messrs Ûw"n Williams, sen., T. Millward, John Parry, Evaii Jones, John Evans, R. Griffiths, and T. Mills. The general tone of the members' remarks was compli- mentary to Mr Hugh Williams. We are glad to be able to testify to the success and beneficial results of this society and with all our heart we wish them God speed. PORT PENRHYN SHIPPING.— Arrivals .Grace Phillips, Parry; Sea Gull, Jones: Corby Castle, Parry Elizabeth Annie, Williams County of Cork, Hughes; Thomas, Williamson William, Jones; Abbey, Hughes; Jane Gray, Owens; Miss Hughes, Roberts. Departures: — Quarryman, Williams, for London; Alice, Griffith, Liverpool; Mermaid, Griffiths, Silloth Wave, Dustier, Wexford; Angharad, Morris, Wex- ford Kate, Griffiths, Dingwall; William Jones, Owens, Aberdeen. THE BETHESDA POACHING CASES.—The memorial signed by 2,181 quarrymen at Bethesda, and trades- men in the district, asking that the two quarrymen who were fined at the last Bangor petty sessions, for taking a salmon during the close season, and assault- ing a policeman and a private constable in the employ of Lord Penrhyn, should not, in addition to the penalty imposed upon them by the justices, be also discharged from their employment and be served with notices to quit their houses, has bsen met with a negative from the Hon. G. S. Douglas-Pennant, his lordship's eldest son, to whom the memorial was referred. MASONIC INSTALLATION.- The annual instillation in connection with the St. Daviu s Lodge, 384, tooic place on Tuesday, at the Masonic Hall. Brother D. Griffitli Davies was installed W.M, the ceremony beinu- very ably performed by Bro. D. Wynn Willfstms, P.M. The W.M. appointed as his officers Bros. John W. Hughes, I I'M.; William Allen (Con- way), S.W.; J. Morgan, J.W.; Rev. John Morgan, chaplain; W. E. Thomas, treasurer; D. Wynn Williams, P M., secretary; E. W. Thomas, P.M., organist; Thomas Mills, T. H. Owen, J.I). W. Edwards, I.G. R. Dugald, S.S.; T. Gotts, J.S. 1J. B. Stubbington, tyler. The banquet was served at the Castle Hotel, a large party sitting down to the admirable catering of Mr and Mrs Denman. The visiting brethren included Bros. W. Evans, S.W., St. Cybi, 597; Evan Jones, 5U7; F. Jones, P.M., Anglesey, 1,113; Arthur Ingleton, W.M., Segontium. 606; N. Bunnell, S.W., Segontium; W. Richard Lewis, Segontium R. H. Pritchard, P.M St. Tudnn, 755; Edward Roberts, J.S., Segontium; T. Harris, St. Elet'h and Royal Leek; and others. The musical arrangements were efficiently carried out under the direction of Bro. E. W. Thomas, organist of St. Ann's. CONSERVATISM.—The annual general meeting of the Bangor Working Men's Conservative Association was held on .Monday evening, at the rooms of the cinbin High-street, when the president, Mr R. H. Pritchard, occupied the chair. He reviewed the work of the association during the year, and said that the club was in a flourishing condition, there being a balance in the treasurer's hands of £1.3. The parlia- mentary revision, both iu the county and the boroughs, had given a Conservative gain, though not very large. The officers were then appointed. Mr R. 11. Pritchard, was re-elected president; Mr John Pritchard, vice-president; Mr D. Wynn Williams, secretary; and Mr T. Marks, honorary secretary.- A lecture was delivered at the National School, Garth-road, on Thursday evening, 22nd mutant, by Mr J. II. Bottomley, of the National Union of Con- servative Associations, London, the subject being Why I am a Conservative ? Mr R. H. Pritchard occupied the chair. THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—The annual meeting of the Bangor Liberal Association was held on Tues- day evening, at the Queen's Head Cafe, Mr T. C. Lewis presiding. The secretary (Mr J. Richards) reported that the work of the Executive Committee ha.d during the year been taken up chiefly with registration work. On the county they were able to show a gain of eight, but, owing chiefly to the im- perfect or incorrect addresses, the same number had been lost on the borough iist. There were now 121,) subscribing members on the books of the association, and its financial position was fairly good.—The chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said that the provision of a clubroom had also engaged the attention of the Executive Committee, who hoped before long to be able to secure suitable premises. The absence of such a ciubroom was greatly felt by the local Liberals. In this respect the Conservatives were well supplied, having two clubs, and it was high time the Liberals made a move in the matter and remedied the defect (hear, hear). Mr Henry Lewis seconded the motion, which was supported by Mr John Evan Roberts, and adopted.—On the motion of Mr Morgan Richards, Mr Thomas Charles Lewis was elected president, in succession to Mr John Roberts (Bryn Adda), who retired by rotation. The Rev. W. R. SaunOers and Mr John Thomas Jones, were elected vice-presidents; Mr W. Thomas, District Bank, Mr John Richards (Hataw), were respectively re-appointed treasurer and secretary, and an execu- tive committee of fifteen was elected. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY.—Before Mr Charles Pierce (in the chair). Dr. Richards, Mr W. Pughc, and Mr Arthur Wyatt. Ltrbriates.—Thomas Davies, Kyffin-square, was fined ~>s and costs, for being drunk and refusing to quit the Menai Eridge Inn."and Hob^rt Parry, quarry- man, Bethesda, was fined 10s and costs for drunken- ness. Obsfructlf)I1.-A lad named Samuel Stringer was charged with causing an obstruction.— P.C. 10 stated that on the 2nd instant, a horse and vehicle ill charge of the defendant were allowed to stand in jjioh-street for half-an-hour, thereby causing an obstruction.—The lad's father said he had given strict orders to lus son not to obstruct, as be was well aware of the narrowness of the streers of Bangor, but he could not have a "stand' from the lessee of the Market Hall, or else he would not go about the streets. The Bench considered there had been an obstruction, but took a lenint view of theca.se and fined the defendant 2s 6d and costs. AUo'fd Awin't Cr<.<•• Adjovrned.—Mr Thornton Jow-s.'solicitor, asked that the case of Henry Lloyd Carter against Mr Haywood be adjourned. He ap- peared for the coinpliuna.it, bur he understood his friend Mr Dew, who defended, was not able to attend, and therefore he applied for an adjournment. —Granted. The Milkman and lis Chest of Gold.— Robert Jones, a young firm labour.-r. of Denbigh, was brought up in cu^t'idv charg ed v\ ith stealing £ 4, the monies of Eiiwar Kvans, a milkman at Lui.g n. Air Maieoint Dorglas, barrister, appeared for the p. isnner. T- The t -sccutor said l.e lo lged at JSo. 2, Sao'.vdoa View, Upper Bangor, and sold milk for Colonel Hughes of Ystrad, Denbigh. He knew the prisoner well. He saw him last on Friday night. He had been with witness from mid-day on Wednesday until Friday evening, and slept with him two nights. He had not got up at the same time as witness on either days. Witness had a chest in his bedrom, unlocked, and which contained £14. He had counted the money there on Tuesday evening, and again on Saturday he discovered only £ 10. It was in consequence of what his landlady told him that he counted the money on Saturday. Prisoner had told witness a little as to his mode of living at Carnarvon.—Cross-examined by Mr Malcolm Douglas: Prisoner used to be in the gam service as I was, and received about £1 a week. There were two other men sleeping in the room and occupy- ing another bed. I saved X14 in four months, my wages being :3s per week.—Mary Williams, 2, Snow- don View, Cpper Bangor, stated that the prosecutor lodged with her, and prisoner slept at her house twe nights the previous week. He used to get up at half-past ten for breakfast, and then go upstairs. She heard a noise as if the chest was being opened, and then heard it being closed again. On coming down she notieed that he looked "funny-like" and guillty.—P.C. 34 (Evan Evans) proved apprehending the prisoner at Denbigh. He said he knew nothing of the case, and that he was surprised at Edward Evans. Witness then took him to the police station, searched him and found fl 15s 14d upon him, and then he said: "I want to tell Edward Evans I am guilty." Immediately after that he said "I know nothing about the matter."— The defence was that there was no evidence.-The magistrates retired, and on their return Mr Pieree said they were unanimously of opinion there was no evidence in the case, and they wished to express that they found great fault with a man who left his money in such a loose open way, to which access could be had at all times of the day and night. It was a temptation to people, and really they could not sym- pathise with a person losing his money under such circumstances. Cruelty CaSlis.-David Jones. Ebenezer, was charged with working a horse whilst in an unfit state.— Inspector Temperlel, R.S.P.C.A., prosecuted. and proved seeing the defendant working a horse, which was suffering from two large sores under the collar, one on the off shoulder, and a large wound under the tall. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs.Robert Johnson, who did not put in an appearance, was charged with a similar offence.—Inspector Temperley said the horse was in a very poor condition, and was nothing but skin and bone."—Defendant was fined 10s and costs. (Before Mr Charles Pierce and Dr. Richards). Poaching Cases. — Strange Evidence. — William Hughes and Thomas Hughes, farm servants, were caarged with poaching.—Mr David Owen defended.— Arthur Still, game-keeper in the employ of Lord Penrhyn, stated that on Sunday, the 4th iust., he was near Tyddynheilyn farm, when he saw the two defen- dants coming up with a kind of sheep dog which was running after a hare. The men also chased the hare. The defendant William Hughes had either a, hare or rabbit in his hand. Witness could not say which, he being about 50 yards away. When defendants saw witness they ran towards, Tvddyn Llwvn. where he followed them.—Cross-examined by Mr Owen I told Air Roberts, Tyddyn Llwyn, that they were 16 yards from the boundary wall. If Mr Roberts comes to the box and says I said the defendants were on the boundary wall, he commits perjury. I did not use abusive language. I am not in the habit of curs ng or swearing. I cannot say I never did. I am told Thomas Hughes is Mr Roberts' bailiff.—Mr Owen submitted that the defendants never went over the boundary wall. It was the duty of the bailiff to go over the farm and the sheep dog invariably accompanied him. It appeared the dog did go over to Tyddynheilyn land, but the men did not. Mr Roberts was one of Mr Assheton Smith's tenants, whose cover was closely situated, and it would be a gross offence for any tenant to keep poachers on his land if he knew they were poachers.—Mr John William Roberts said he was the tenant or the Tyddyn Llwyn farm, owned by Mr Assheton Smith. On the day in question the keeper Still came to him and stated he had seen the dog after a hare on Tyddynheilym land, and that Wm. Hughes had run them after her. Wit- ness told him to summon him, and then asked where the men were, and Still said on the boundary wall." The gamekeeper had denied that he had ever used any bad language, but he (witness) never heard such expres- sions in his life as those made use of by Still, and it would be a wonder to him if Lord Penrhyn would keep him in his employ after this. Witness could bring scores of people to prove the bad language used by Still, and it was a great shame he should be allowed in the country, let alone with such a landlord as Lord Penrhyn. Thomas Hughes had been in witness' service for 11 years, and he never found any fault with him.— Mr Pierce: Will you please repeat what Still said to you about where the men were ?—Witness That they were on the boundary fence. That I am quite positive of. This boundary wall is six feet high, and it would be impossible to get over it in the manner described by Still, and it is an awful thing that a. man like this should be borne to stay in the country.—At this juncture, Mr W. Thompson, head gamekeeper to Lord Penrhyn, who watched the proceedings, 8aid. Still had been in Lord fenrhyn's employ for seventeen years, and had given great satisfaction.—Witness I can bring scores of people to prove the foul language he haa been usmg.—Mr Pierce The evidence in this same is very contradictory. The defendants have a ri ;ht to the doubt, and we dismiss the case.—Roderick Roberts and John Ellis, who did not appear, were fined 40, an,1 costs, or, in default,, one month's imprisonment with hard labour, for taking game on Lord Ptnrhyn's land.
BEAUMARIS. A LARGE and handsome organ, erected at the English Presbyterian Church, built by the Church Organ Works, I Islington, London, will be opened on Sunday next. No SERVICE AT LLANGOED PARISH: CHURCH.—It appears that for the last three Sundays no services have been held at the parish church, at Llangoed. It will be remembered that the vicar was the person who preferred a charge against a domestic servant at the last quarter sessions, and that he was subjected to rather a rigid experience, the chairman remarking that. the girl left the court without a shadow of blemish on her character. The reverend gentleman has not conducted any service since. THE WILLIAMS-BULKELEY ARMS HOTEL.—The fifth annual meeting of the shareholders of the Wil- liams-Bulkeley Arms Hotel was held on Wednesday atternoon, Colonel Henry Platt occupying the ch air. Mr William Griffith, secretary, presented the report of the directors, which referred to the efficiency with which Miss Williams, the manageress, had conducted the business. The nett profit of the year showed an increase of ES(A) upon those of the previous years, and were sufficient to declare a dividend of 1nt per cent. It was recommended that the dividend should be at the rate of 10 per cent., carrying the balance over to the reserve fund, and that additions should be made to the hotel. The retiring directors, namely Colonel Hampton-Lewis and Mr William Dew, were re-elected, and Mr Hall of the Old Bank, Chester, was appointed auditor.
CARNARVON. THEFT.-At the borough magistrates court on Mon- day. before the Mayor (Alderman Lewis;, and other magistrates, John Rees, described as belonging to Llanelly, was committed for six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour, for stealing a loaf and a piece-of beef belonging to William Hughes, Pool-side, where he was lo-lging. LOCAL SUCCESS.—The following pupils of the Misses Jlimmer, Bryn Peris, South-road, have obtained certificates at the Christmas Examination of the College of P receptors Kate Hughes, Claremont M;ss Rumsev Williams, .Church-street, and Miss Eva Rumsey Williams. Church-street. BENEFIT SOCIETIES AND THEIR RETURNS.— On Sa- turday. before Captain Wynn-Griffith and other magis- trates, John Roberts, secretary to the Eryri and Cambrian Building Societies, was summoned at the instance of the Registrar of Benefit Societies, for not making the official returns as prescribed by the Act of Parliament. Mr J. H. Roberts, prosecuted. It was stated that the omis- sion was owing to inadvertence, the defendant having been in ill-health. A fine of 20s. and costs was impose t in each case. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.—T he monthly meeting was held on Saturday, Mr John Thomas presiding. Mr. J. H. Lynde. C. E., Manchester, wrote stating that very slow progress was now being made with the drainage works at Port Dinorwic, as the work was mostly in rock The Local Government Board wrote stating that, on learning that the authority had entered into a definite agreement with respect to taking the water from the Bus'. Spring for the Port Diuorwic waterworks, and the site of the reservoir, the department would be prepared to sanction the loan. The matter was referred to the Parochial Committee. A letter was read from the Ruthin Charity Governors declining to sell the reversion 1 of a site for the proposed slaughter house at Llauberis, and referring the authority to the less es. whose term of lease had unexpired. Several guardians thought it rather strange that the governors had declined to ext -r.d j sifh a fnvunr to Llauberis, it being a woJl-kno.vn i.r.-t that the inhabitants of that place had considerably im- i proved the property of the trust in that neighbourhood. It was decided to refer the question to the guardians of the parish. DKATH OF MRS MORGAN, CRAIGYDON. — We regret having this week to announce the death of Mrs Morgan, beloved wife of Mr W Morgan, B.A., vice- principal of the North Wales Training College, of this town, which took place very unexpectedly on Thursday week. Mrs Morgan had been confined a fortnight previous, and for a time was doing well, but a sudden change took place with a fatal result. The deceased was the only daughter of the late Mr John Lloyd, Prince of Wales Hotel, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her, her kind and noble dispo- sition having won for her the admiration of a large circle of friends. Her mortal remains were interred at Llanbeblig Churchyard on Tuesday morning. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mr Morgan and his two children—the youngest only a few days old—in their sad bereavement. ENGEDI LITERARY SOCIETY.—Mr Henry Williams, Nelson Emporium, read a paper at this society, on Friday evening, on The Canon of the New Testa- ment." Remarks were made in suitable terms by the Rev. E. Roberts, Messrs Henry Owen, Pool-street Ellis Jones, Chapel-street; E. Bryan, Bridge-street, and William Griffith, South Pen'rallt.
LLANDUDNO. THE LIBERAL SOIRF.E.The second annual soiree of the Llandudno Junior Reform C!nb was held on Thursday last, the 15th instant, and passed off in & most successful manner. At six o'clock about three hundred eat down to a substantial meat-tea, ex- ceedingly well served, under the management of a Ladies' Committee. The members of the Reform Club must be congratulated upon having a. band of ladies displaying such tact as was shown in the arrangement and provisioning of tables. The Masonic Hall was nicely decorated for the occasion, portraits were hung between the windows of Mr Bright, Mr Gladstone, Mr Rathbone and Mr Love Jones-Parry. There was also suitable mottoes, such M TrecA Gwlad nag Arglwydd," "Be just and fear not (the motto of Mr Bright), and Success to the Junior Reform Club." This work was carried on by Messrs. Harry Edge (secretary), S. O. Hughes, E. Thorpe (two vice-chairmen), A. Simmer, Howorth, and J. W. Halliday. In the absence of Dr. Bold Williams (the president of the clubj, it was resolved that the lltv. John Raymond should take the chair, who alluded to the great interest Dr. Williams took in the club, and observed that in promoting its welfare he alwayi united the energy of youth with the experience of age (applause). Mr H. Edge then read a letter from Dr. Bold Williams pleading inability to be present. Mr Raymond, resuming, said that his first words must b) a congratulation to the Junior Liberal Reform Cluo- that they were in such a strong and healthy condition. The club now numbered over a hundred members, and there was every prospect that before the present year ended their numbers would be not only doubled but trebled (loud cheering). He trusted that might be so, because they must be conscious that in matters affecting the good of their country in a political sense they were reaching the time of greatest importance. The Franchise Bill just passed would exercise an im- mense influence upon the future representation in Parlia- ment, and brought corresponding responsibilities upon them to use every possible means that such men might be returned to Parliament as would continue to uphold the honour of their country and legislate in a way right and best for all classes (applause). He was informed by the secretary of the Senior Liberal Association, Mr S. O. Hughes, that the new Franchise Bill would add 400 voters to Llandudno polling district, so that in about 12 months there would be about 1100 voters in this district. That being so, there was plenty of work cut out for the Lieform Club (applause). Whilst not detracting from the importance of the Senior Association, he was confi- dent that in a large measure they must look to the young men to carry out much of the work, and to educate per- sons to believe what they (the members) believed was right and true, so that they have a strong Liberal party to secure the right sort of members of Parliament. The capital programne was then procet-ded with Part I.-Pianoforte solo, Miss Roberts; address, Pre- sident; song, The Village Blacksmith," Mr A. Hod- getts; Lancashire reading, Mr A. H. Hughes; song, Surely," Miss M. Roberts comic song, What an afternoon," Mr S. Hughes (by rmission of Mr Chas. Coilette); song, Mr J. Owen Part II.— Song, Happy Dreamland, Miss Hugnes; song, Mr Win- ter Lancashire reading, Mr A. H. Hughes song, Miss Lloyd comic song, The villain still pursued her," Mr S. Hughes; song, "Eileen's Answer,' Miss M. Roberts; duet, Miss Owen and Mr J. Owen. At the interval in the programme, Mr Thomas Barker (the popular president of the Llandudno Liberal Associa- tion) was noticed entering the hall, and was loudly cheered on ascending the platform at the invitation of the chairman. In response to loud calls, Mr Barker rose and said that he, as chairman of the Liberal Asso- ciation, congratulated the Junior Reform Club upon its zeal to promote the cause they had all at heart. To the young politicians the interests of this great count ry would soon be committed, and they could not do butter than associate themselves in clubs like that. at Llandudno, because now. more than ever, politi- cians would have to exercise their powers, thanks to the Liberal Government in passing the Franchise Bill (cheers). Mr Barker stated that the extension of the franchise had invariably resulted in cjood and useful legislation following (applause). -Mr Thorpemoveda vote of thanks to the ladies for their services, and to those ladies and gentlemen who had rendered the pro- gramme. Alluding to the Boundary Commission, he suggested that steps be taken to get the northern portion of the county to be called '"Llandudno Divi- sion."—This was seconded by Mr Woodcock, and a vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the pro- ceedings. PZTTY S SSIOXS.—On Monday, before proceeding with the business, Mr Kneeshaw said the bench wished to express their great regret at the loss their chairman (Rev. J. Morgan, rector of Llandudno) had recently experienced in the sudden death of hie son, the Rev. J. A. D. Morgan. The bench sympathised with their chairman and his family.—Mr James, Llanrwst, who had attended the court 30 years, expressed the con- dolence of the legal profession, and the cierk was instructed to draw up a vote of condolence to forward to the Kev. J. Morgan -B. Nelson, architect, was summoned by the Llandudno Commissioners for Y,7 rate £ 4 12s Gd was paid into court, and the Bench made an order for defendant to pay £ 2 7s Gd.—Owing to great complaints about the "cornermen at Llan- dudno, Police-constable Rowlauds summoned Edward Hughes and Richard Da vies for obstructing footpaths. They were each fined 53 and costs, but the Bench wished it to go forth that future oiienders would be heavily fined.—Thomas Hughes, Llanclud no, was fined £ 1 8s, cost included, for being drunk and disorderly.— Defendant said he only shouted "Lord .Salisbury for ever"—(laughter)—but it seems that three constables were required to lock him up.— Edward Williams, 14 years old, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Jane Davies, Tovvyn, 11 years old.—Superintendent Williams wished the case adjourned for defendant t, get a solicitcr, as he feare I it would prove a more serious offence than the charge at present. Case adjourned accordingly.—-James Hughes, fisherman, was fined 20s and costs for drunkenness. — Defendant, who wore a blue ribbon, said that would be the third and last time.—Hannah Grace Evans, who recently assaulted the master of the Conway Workhouse, was sentenced to 21 days' hard labour.
MOLD. MRS DOUGLAS' ANNUAL CONCERTS.-—Mrs Douglas'an- nual concerts have always been anticipated by the town, people with considerable interest, and they have (as far as the performances are concerned) proved a decided success. On Monday evening last, the Town Hall was crowded to excess with a highly appreciative audiences among whom we noticed the elite of the town and neighbourhood, and we are confident that Mrs Douglas had every reason to feel highly gratified with its financial results. This success is not, however, to be exclusively assigned to the deserving popularity of the concerts. It is a well-known fact 'that Mrs Douglas has upon innumerable occasions gratuitously devoted the talents with which she has been profuselv endowed, both as a high-class vocalist and musician, in aid of religious causes and charitable institutions in the town and district, and it, therefore, behaved the townspeople to mark, at the earliest opportunity, their unfeigned appreciation of these repeated kind- nesses. A» might be expected, >!rt; Douglas has the advantage of being thoroughly conversant with tile ranks of professional artistes, and a more discreet step than the re-ca.ogemc.t of 1. i-s Parkinson, Royal English Opera. Cownt Garden, London, andMr Parkinson, II. M. Opera, London, she could not possibly have taken. Their performance of last year will not soon be forgotten, and they quite sustained their high reputation amongst us. Both their SOllg" and their duets were rendered with much artistic skill and taste, and we need only add that those of the townspeople, who were unable to be present, have missed a treat, the comparison of which probably will not be offered Moldavians for some considerable time to come. Mrs Douglas was, of course, as great a favourite as ever, her charming rendition of Good Hye call ino forth deafening applause, an encore being imperatively demanded. The appearance of our much esteemed late fellow-townsuaaia, Mr T. A. Lambert (now of Holywell), was hailed with unfeigned mani- festation of regard, an4 it is much to be regretted that he is not oftener seen in our midst. Never to Part" and "Dream of Peace" received full justice at his hands, and we are happy to observe that the clear tenor voice, of which he was the possessor, is as sweet and mellow, and as completely under his control as when he resided amongst us. Mr Charles E. Williams, who had not figured in public for some considerable period, renoered in capital style" The Boatswain's Story" and My Lass," which were accorded a re- ception they well deserved. The piano solo of Mr John' Scoraii (organist of Aldford, Cheshire), who ha.s unfortunately been deprived of the use of sight, excited both admiration and compassion of his hearers and encore was loudly caLled for. Especially attractive features in these concerns are the performances of Mrs Douglas' pupils. On M onday evening, the following ladies and gentlemen acquitted themselves in a highly creditable manner, which unmistakably testified to the able and careful tuition of which they are the re cipients:—Miss Cissy Minshull (Mold), and Miss Maggie Edwards (Buckley), and Messrs E. II. Wil- liams. J. R. Lloyd, A. H. Parry, and E. H. Thomas (Mold). We mnst not omit to mention Mr J. P. Adams, who acted as accompanist in a style .vhich proved how worthily had be-en awarded the certificates he has gained at recent musical examinations. The singing of the National Aothem terminated the pro- ceedings. BETHEL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—The annual financial statistics, of this church was read, on Sunday evening last, by the secretary, Mr William Parry, and it is highly gratifying to the members, who have liberally contributed during a year of depression in trade, to learn that Mr Peter Jones, the treasurer, after the necessary disbursements, has a satisfactory balance, a portion of which will probably be applied towards renovating the s choo.lroom. On the motion of Mr John Lloyd, secondeo". by Mr Thomas Maddocks, a cordial vote of thanks was passed to the secretary and treasurer for the valuable service rendered during the past year, and on the motion of Mr Parry, seconded by Mr Thomas, it was unanimously decided to apply £ 2 for the relief of indigent members of the church.
MOLD NOTES. About 150 Moldavians took advantage of the facilities offered by the railway company of attending the Royalty Theatre, Chester, to witness Mr Henry 3. Dacre's Christ- mas Pantomime, Bo-Peep," which they greatly enjoyed. 1 understand that Saturday waa tho closing evening of the pantomime. The truth of the old adage, "Practice makes perfect," is plainly illustrated in the case of this pantomime, which I visited on BII.nk Holiday, when its first performance took place. It then abounded with hitches," and an idea of the imptrovements which have taken place is given by the unanimous verdict of the- Moldariaus who at- tended it on Saturday. The Flintshire Summer Assizes will be held here on Saturday noxt by Mr Justice Stephen. As, up to te. tnne of writing, no cases either civil' or criminal ar kuown of. it is highly probable the usual presentation of white gloves will be made. On Tuesday afternoon last two large dogs, which were fighting in High-street, ran at a rapid pace down tho street, and, when near the Cross, were observed to knock down, with much violence, an old woman who was crossing the street. The old lady, who is over 86 years of age and very infirm, happily received no serious injury beyond the shock sustained by the fall, and the was shortly after the occurrence conveyed to her residence in Fern's Yard. A question, absorbing some degree of public interest in the town and district, is the establishment of a Free Library at the Town Stall. As may have been observed in a former issue, a number of ratepayers have served a requisition upon the chairman of the Local Board to cause a public meeting to be announced (which will bo held at tb.e Town Hall on Tuesday n sxt) for the purpose of considering the matter. Whatever the decision ar- rived at may be, it will not be unanimous, as the feeling in the town is obviously divided. It is urged by the agitators that a. rate of Id in the £ at most ? ould support the institution, that amount being far below the sums paid by members for subscriptions under the present dispensation. They further state that the Ellis Eyton Fund was bequeathed for this purpose, and that, therefore, our Local Board is bound to utilise it ;o that end. Their opponents contend that the Id in the £ would in time increase to 3d or 4d in the X, as they allege pri. vious rates have done, whioh means an increase to the already heavy burden of taxation they bear. They also question wnether, in a town of auch small dimensions as Mold, a Free Library is needed. What precautions a shopkeeper should take for the protection of his casftomers in the sale of butterine was the subject of discission at the Petty Sessions on Mon- day. The chairman strongly denounced the custom of selling butterine without the purchaser being distinctly informed of the difference between this article and butter. What (might h ;,ve) happened at a Mold Petty Sessions., -(By our biasse correspondent very much" abroad.") Affable Dcfendai J "Oh! I assure you, gentlemen, the whisky was diluiled purely by accident—merely absence of mind." Stem Ojjicial: "Do you ever in those I absence of minii fits supply a customer with a larger quantity of liquor than he pays for ? Affable Defen- dant 'Er, Er 110, sir. Aly absence of mind fits don't extend that far." QUILLE PENNE.
RUTHIN. THE COAl. FaSD.- We are requested by the Mayor to announce that £ 'J '2s have been received from the proceeds of The Ruthin Popular Entertainments towarda the coat fund. A lecture will bo uolivared in aid of the sarnj fund by Mr T. P. Roberts, oil January 30th, at the Congregational Chapel. The s ubject of the lecture will be, H The smallest things of ,'Tod and the g reatest things of man." The Mayor will preside. A gr eat quautity of .coal has already been distributed to tne poor and the unemployed at 2d per cwt. BOARD OF GUAR.DIANS.—A meeting was held on Monday, the Rev. The Warden in the chair. The other guardia us present were: Messrs Thorn a." Jones (Rhydyeilgwyn), Thomas Jones (Llanelidan), J. Parry, Thomas Eiliis, Thomas Lloyd Roberts, Hugh Jones, C. Goodnaau Jones, O. Williams, J. Jenkins, W. Lloj d, G. F. Byford, T. P. Roberts, Rev. Rees Willis m-, &c. Attendance Officer for Llanfair School 1ioo>'d.—Mr Attendance Officer for Llanfair School Dncr.)'(l.-Mr Thomas Lloyd Roberts asked for the consent of the Hoard to send to ask for the sanction of the Local Government Boai d to the appointment of Mr T. Griffiths, relieving officer, as school attendance officer for the Llanfair School Board.—Mr Jenkins Do you mean to send for the consent of the Local Government Board yourself, Mr Roberts, or to ask for it through the Board)?—Mr Roberts T would ask the Board to give its consent to the appointment of Mr Griffiths as attendance officer for the Llanfair School Board subject to the approval of the Local Govern .rent Board.—Mr Jenkins I don't believe the Guardians have power to give their consent to the appointment of one of their otlicers by another board.-The Chairman said he believed it WAS beyond their power to do anything which wo aid lead to the employment of the officer by an alien body, such as the Llanfair School Board.—Mr Thomas L1. Roberts said he could not see what would be out of place in. the Board to express its willingness to allow the officer to act as attendance officer to the School Bo ird it the Local Government Board would give ita consent.—Mr Charles Goodman Jones said the question was whether it was lawful for Griffiths to act as atte idance officer ior the School Board in question (Sever al guardians "No, no"). If it was not law- ful, t'.ien the proposal was nothing more or less than an at t^mpt to throw upon the Guardians the responsi- bility which the Llanfair School Board had incurred by employing the officer in the past.—Mr Thomas Lie yd Roberts said h. would not have brought fc rward this matter had he uot known of many instances iu which Union officers were employed by alien bodies.— The Chairman said it was a question for the consider a- tion of the Guardians whether the discharging of Griffiths' duties as attendance officer for the School Board in question would not result in his neglecting his duties as officer of the Union. He was having from them ab out X162 per annum, but for that he had tokeepapon^r and travel a good deal. He was an excellent offic er and has done his duty well. Con- sidering that he had already been employed for some time by the I Janfair School Board, and had discharged those duties satisfactorily and without it being any hindrance to his duties as their officer, he could not see there would be anything against sending to the Local Government Board to the effect that the School Board in qu estion was anxious to have him as their officer, that the Guardians were willing to give their consent if t he Board above had no objection.—Mr W. consent if t he Board above had no objection.—Mr TV. Lloyd prop osed, and Mr Thomas Jones seconded, that a letter be lent to the Local Governmeijit Board to ask for its consent.—Mr Charles Goodman Jones I am not the officer being employed by Llanfair School Board, but the question is the illegality of the matter.-Tlle Chairman Well, the Local Government Board will settle that.—The motion was then agreed to. Deputation from Ruthin School Board.-The clerk of the Ruthin School Board had sent a letter to ask the Guardians to receive a deputation from the above Board. The Guardians expressed their willingness to receive the deputation which, however, did not appear. The Master's Books.-The report of the master stated that the number in the house was 89, against 72 in the corresponding week last year. The number of vagrants for the fortnight was 36. THE NATIONAL SCHOOL ENTERTAINMBNTS.—The fiftk of the series of these entertainments was held on Thursday evening, under the presidency of Mr J Jones, St. Peter's-square. An excellent programme waa gone through, and all the performers did their parts well, foremost amongst whom was Sergeant Major Watts, who sang his well-known song Dick Turpin." He also gave a piece of reading descriptive of the battle of the Alma. Among the others who took part in the proceedings was Miss Jones of Towyn, who, with Mr Ieuan Owen, Plas Coch, sang the duet, "The Gipsy Countess in a capital style. Mr Allun, the reporter, played upon the violin, accompanied on the piano by Mr W. A. Lloyd. A very pleasant evening was spent. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZKS AT THE NATIONAL BCHOOV -On Wednesday last, prizes in the shape of books, toys, &c., were given at the Borthyn Schoel to those children who had made the greatest number of attend- ances during the laet four months. Oranges and apples were also distributed among other children, and in the evening about 50 children were treated to an excellent tea at the schools. The master was enabled to do this out of the funds of the popular entertainments held fortnightly at the schools. THE NEW DRILL HALL -The New Drill Hall, which we have heard so much about during the last twelve months, is about to be commenced, but the funds of the bazaar will not justify the committee to go to the expense which they at first thought of incurring. The hall will be erected in one of Sir W. W. Wynne's fields in Borthyn, opposite the National School. A house has been taken in the same locality for the sergeant instructor. The building will be a 4reat boon to the town, as it is expected to contain, reading-room, cocoa-rooms, gymnasium, and other rooms, where the men can enjoy themselves during the long winter evenings.
POTDINORWIC NOTES. By N OSIRROME. Portdinorwic, situated as it is, midway between Bangor and Carnarvon, on the banks of the beautiful straits of Menai, possesses in its surroundings an eminent degree of picturesque beauty. During the summer months it is a most enjoyable retreat for the overworked and weary inhabitants of our large cities, who seek perfect quiet and seclusion to reinvigorate their exhausted energies. The even time of its days has been unbroken except by the occasional intrusion of a travelling :nenaj;ery or shooting tallery, and the sole and only example of officialism is the collector of poor rates, whose visits are not attended or welcomed by delight or pleasure by the inhabitants. Under such circumstances it is not at all surprising that this beautiful little place has hitherto escapsd the notice of tourists. The first feature which strikes the attention of the visitor is the number of places of worship, all liberally supported by the inhabitants. It would appear at first sight that the number of churches and chapels were out of all proportion to the people, but then it must be borne in mind that every man, woman and child, without exception, attend some place of worship, and take a most intense interest in all matters pertaining to the worship of God, and not only that, but give liberally towards the support of their spiritual advisors. From the top of the hill overlooking the town and beautiful straits, the thunders of Calvinistic eloquence are delivered by the reverend pastor, Rees Jones and are re-echoed from a temple enunciating similar dogmas, situated in the valley in the distance, while overlooking the bay, the persuasive powers of Methodistic spirituality are to be heard melting with sympathy for the people, while the sturdy Baptist and Independent swell the melody of worship in united harmony. The Establishment is not much thought of here. Its principal supporters are the employes of the famous Mr Asshetou Smith, who is the centre of the gravitation of these few to services beautifully rendered, accompanied by sermons of exceptionable ability delivered ofttimes to a beggarly array of empty benches. Tha few who do «.tt«n<i, evidently look upon their attendance as part of their weekly work for which they are paid. Another feature of the place which strikes the visitor is the almost en- tire absence of public-houses, there being only four such places, which we presume accounts for the complete absence of drunkenness, and the happiness and comfort which the people enjoy; these facts together make Portdinorwic a desirable place for a short stay during the summer, especially those who have children. l'here are many beautiful walks, and the hills which rise up and surround the town presenting points of advantage to view the most exquisite landscape and marine views that is possible for the mind to conceive. Fishing and boating, too, can be obtained ad libitnm. The religious and moral necessities of the people being thus amply provided for, a considerable amount of interest and practical activity has been shown as to the sanitary condition of the place. This, of course, is only a natural outcome of the consequent growing in- telligence of the people themselves living under euch rood influences. At the same time we cannot help ex- pressing our conviction that not only does it appear, but, it is most extraordinary, that the wealthy terri- torial landlords of this locality should have been for all time hitherto and now one, both blind and deaf to the sanitary condition of the property from which they derive all their overpowering wealth that mea- sures necessary to the health of their tenants should be left to be undertaken by the people themselves, until the state of affairs had become too intolerable to be any longer borne. The system of sewerage, which is just about being completed, will confer lasting bene- fit upon the people, and is a work which should have been effected m"ny years ago. The contractor, Mr Lewis deserves considerable credit for the substantial way thi1 work has been carried out,under the watchful care and vigilance of the indefatigable clerk of the works. The supply of water, however, is deficient, which will necessarily be the next reform in the sanitary arrangements, although this want has been in some degree met. by the liberality of one .Jones. We may here remark in a parenthesis that the Jonses are very numerous and very influential aud are alwavs en^a^ed in good works. The particular Jones referrred to built that magnificent wall round the Vaynol estate, some miles in length, which for good workmanship, strength and durability, rivals the Roman wall of antiquity. To this Jones the inhabitants owe the principal part of their water supply, which is obtained from a deep and capacious well surrounded bv a substantial wall, the entrance gate to it being securely locked each evening, in order to prevent too copious libations being indulged in during the still hours of the night, although we (as we shuddermgly in the privacy of our own room gulph down our usual morning potion) think the precaution unnecessary. A few gas lamps along the main road would cer- tainly add to the cheerfulness of the place, the fact lj3ina that at present the only beacon of this descrip- tionleads to the doctor's, at whose house, whether as a patient or a friend, everyone is sure of a genial and warm reception. It would appear, from the absence of licrlit, that the inhabitants were a light unto them- selves. This, in a spiritual sense, may be true, because absolutely the only other place requiring this reviving and cheering influence is the room where the only three real Conservatives of the place hold their meetings, where they find artificial light to be actually necessary to recognize the fact that they are living men and not abstract specimens of an obsolete species. There are many points of interest in and about this locality, which we will take another op- portunity of referring to.
To POLICEMEN and those obliged to be out in the damp night air, CADBUKY'S COCOA affords an exhilarat- ing beverage, warming—comforting and sustaining.
ANGLESEY WINTER ASSIZES. The Hon. Sir James Fitz-James Stephen opened the Commission at Beaumaris on Tuesday. He was re- ceived by the Hit;h Sherilf prr R. Ap Hu Williams), Mr C. A. Jones, under sheriff, and the usual retinue. The business of the court commenced on Wednesday morning, when the following gentlemen were sworn on the GITANI) JURY. Major-general Hughes (foreman), MrR. Davies, M.P. (lord-lieutenant), Lieut.-Colouel Hampton-Lewis, Cap- tain F. M. Morgan, Mr W. E. Evans, Mr H. Bulkeley- Price, Mr Harry Clegg, Mr Hugh Roberts, Mr H. H. Williams, Mr G. J. Roberts, Mr Thomas Owen, Mr David Morgan, Mr William Massey, and Mr Griffith Williams. THE CHARGE. His Lordship, in his charge to the grand jury, re- marked that he was sorry to say there was one case to come before them. He invited their careful attention to it, for what they would have to consider was whether a bill ought to be found, or whether they did not think it was a case upon which the petty jury would not convict, and if so to bring in no true bill. ALLEGED CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. The grand jury returned "no true bill" against Mary Jones (27), a domestic servant, indicted for un- I lawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child on the 1st of January at Llangefni. ACTION FOR SEDUCTION. Before the jury were sworn, it was announced that the action of Catherine Owen against Robert Lewis, for seduction, had been settled, and upon that judg- ment was given with costs upon terms which did not transpire in court. — Damages were sought at £ 300.—■ The plaintiff was a widow, residing at Treriffith, Ty Croes, near Holyhead. Her only daughter, aged 23 years, was seduced by tho plaintiff, who was a son of a neighbouring farmer, under the promise of marriage, in IbS3, the child being born in March. 1884. It was dulv affiliated, and the defendant was ordered to pay 3s 6d a week.— Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q C., M.P., and Mr Malcol n Douglas (instructed by Mr S. R. Dew) were for the plaintiff, and Mr Higgms and Mr E. J. Lloyd (instructed by Mr G. F. Roberts), were for the defendant. INTERMEDIATE ASSIZES. The following presentment was submitted to the judge, which his lordship promised to forward to the tlome Secretary, viz., That the Grand Jury are of opinion that it would be desirable that the intermediate assizes for the North Wales count ies should be held within North Wales, and not at Chester, so that Welsb prisoners may be tried by a jury of their own country' men, and the expense of prisoners and witnesses ty Chester be avoided." GRAND JURY RULES—MUST GRASD JURORS OF NECESSJTF BE MAGISTRATES ? General Hughes drew the attention of the Judge to the 5th rule of the Grand Jury regulations, which was :LS follows :-The Grand Jury need not examine anY further witnesses after twelve are satisfied that a true Bill should be found but a bill c ninot be thrown out unless all the witnesses on the back of the iuàictment have been examined.—The Judge said that was 3 matter entirely for their discretion, and they could lay down no general rules as to the duties of Grand Juries- The institution was very ancient, and almost as ancient as the law of England. Their functions were vetf xoad, and very little indeed were they bound by rules. t'hey had shown wise discretion in the case of alleged concealment of birth, and had then avoided a pubho scandal. There were no rules as to how they were to proceed except that they were satisfied as reasonable men that there ought, or that there ought not, a trttC bill to be returned. Beyond that they nearly did what they liked. As far as any law was concerned-^ although they expected the magistrates of the countieS as grand jurors—there was no necessity that the/ should be magistrates. There was no qualification- The Sheriff could go into the streets and bring any 2$ men and true (a. laugh). This was all the business done.
CONWAY. A CHIMNEY FJ RE AND ITS SEQUEL.-The custom of firing chimneys in preference to engaging the services of a sweep is adopted by a numerous class ip this town, aid though the bye-laws strictly forbid such indul- gences, they practise it with impunity. If the rule were rigidly enforced, perhaps the result would be a salubrious one, aud serve to bring the custom to disrepute. Until this custom is pursnsd by the authorities, reckless- ness will be the order of the day. Last Friday morning, at Porth Isa, whilst a chimuey was being subjected to this identical process, a stray spark found its way down an adjacent flue in another house, settled on some cloth- ing, which rapidly ignited, aud, conveying the ffime to a bed'on which lay an old woman, would have devoured it also, only that help was at hand to extinguish it. May this'case be a warning for the future.
CORRESPONDENCE. DWrGYFYLCfll BRITISH SCHOOL PENMAENMAWR. To the Editor of the OBSERVER A.ND EXPRESS SIR,—In the account of the Conway Petty SeS' gions, which appeared in your issue of this date, tiie ptipil taacher who was liued for a violent asaatio on one of his scholars is described as belonging tO the Penmaenmawr British School. This is a mis' take, and I must beg you to rectify it. The te-ichef in question has 110 connection whatever vitti the Penmaeumawr British School, and I can only coL" ceive that the mistake occurred through my re' questing permission of the chairman to retire froO* the bench while the case was being decided, as J happened to be the secretary of the British School Committee.-I am, sir, yours faithfully, CHARLES H. DARBISHIRE. Dwygyfylchi B. School. Hon. Secretary. January 9th, 1885. l By some inadvertence the above did not appear jlJ ourlastissue. As advocates of unsectarian educar; tion, we are glad to find that the "violent assault' above referred to was not committed by a pupIl teacher of the unsectarian school, to which M! Darbishire acts as hon. secretary, but'that the fray came off between a pupil teacher and scholar belonging to the National School' which, doubtless, is under the management Or superintendence of the clergy of that neigh- bourhood. It is gratifying to find that Mf Charles H. Darbishire follows the good exampl/J of his late mother, Mrs Darbishire of Pendy#' ryn. She established and supported an ul" sectarian girls' school at Penmaenmawr at 9 period when few only of the better class too'" interest in the education of the children r,f tb* working elates. We are also infoi'med tM* Mr Arthur Darbishire of Pen'rorsedd Quarrif established and supported for years free nt}' sectanan schools at Pantile, and only gave theoJ up to make way for the present Board School in which he and Mrs Darbishire take great interest.—ED. N. W. O. & E.] °
SELLING BUTTERINE AS BUTTS* MOLD TRADESMEN FINED. Before the Mold magistrates this week, Jol'P Charles Cuinmingg and Harry Simmond La^' grocers, of High-street, trading as Cumuiin^ and Law," were summoned at the instance Superintendent Bolton for that they on the 15^ of December last, in contravention of the Fo^ and Drugs Act, 1875, did sell to one Thorn-'13 Ganderton, a certain article of food which vr^ not of the nature, substance, and quality of article of food demanded by him.—Mr Bolted stated that on the day m question he instructed Thomas Ganderton to buy butter in various shoP; in the town.—Thomas Ganderton said he accoii1' panied Mr Bolton on his rounds, and at his i £ structions entered the shop of defendants allJ asked for half-a-pound of eightpenny butter fOr which he paid fourpence. He brought it out'afl<* handed it to P.C. William Williams. Mr Cuw' mings was in the shop at the time, but said nothing to him.-P.C. William Williams received the butter from the last witness, which he handed to Mr Bolton, who took it back to the defendant and divided it to three portions, one third no^ produced, one third was returned to the defendant- and the remainder sent to the public analyst at Chester, whose analysis was as follows Water, 9-53 per cent., curds, 2 68; salt, 5-40 fat 8239; total, 10000. Insoluble fatty acids, per cent.; soluble, 32. "8239 per cent. of £!1t other than butter fat, i.e., it consists entirely of foreign fat ni ule up to represent butter." The defendant Cuniming3 stated that the label placed on the butterine was a sufficient protection customers, but.the Bench overruled, and a fine 2s 6d with 91 2s 7d costs was inflicted. A similar case was heard against J. D. Rowland New-st., for whom Mr Brassey appeared, and Of which article the following was the analysis "I Water, 9-12 per cent.; curds, 1-78; salt T69- fats 87'41; total, 100-00. Insoluble fatty acids 94"^ per cent.; soluble, 0'20. 87-41 per cent. other fat than butter fat, i.e., it consists entirely of forei#" fat made up to represent butter."—Mr Bi-assey, iO in a most eloquent speech for the defence (np^ which the chairman complimented him) canted that the assistant who had supplied Gandert^ had informed him that the article waa buttering and that also he (the defendant's assistant) b¡¡, not been informed that the article was p:lt: chased for the purpose of analysis.—Case d18 aliased,