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CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. The Cathedral. -Canon in residence, the Rev Pryce, M.A. Organist, Dr. Roland Rogers. SundaY Holy Communion 8 a in., 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 Presbyterian Church, Prince's-road, Upper Bangor.—-Sunday 10.30 a.m., and 6.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p m. Preacher next Sunday, the Rev P. Mostyn Williams, Rhyl. English Baptist Chapel, Penrallt-road, Upper-Bangor -Sundays, 10.30. a.m., h.nd 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at 7. Pastor, Rev W. R. Saunders. Preacher next Sunday, Mr R. O. Johns, University Colle ie of North Wales. English Wesleyan Church.—Sunday morning at 10.30 evening at 6 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 Church, High-street.- On Surdays, Mass at 8.30 and 10.30 a m evening ser- vice it 6.30 p m. Weekdays service, 8 am. Presbyter the Rev. Charles Coelenbier. THE other Sunday the Rev. Samuel Davies (W.) preached at Pendref Independent chapel, and next Sunday the pulpit will be occupied by the Rev. Abel J. Parry (B.) NORTH WALES COLLEGE.—A public meeting of the subscribers to the above institution was held at the Queen's Head Cafe, on Tuesday, February 3rd, Mr W. Cadwaladr Davies presided, and there were present:— Mr Hugh Hughes, Britannia House; Captain Ellis, Upper Bangor; Messrs. Wilson, dentist; John Griffith, Beehive Hugh Lloyd Jones, Medical Hall; Griffith Jones, coal merchant; —. Roberts, Coecl- howel; David Williams, surveyor, Upper Bangor; W. Thomas Roberts, Green Bank, Garth, &c. After a few preliminary remarks from the chairman, the local secretary (Mr. Evan Williams, printer, Market- place), stated that the meeting had been called in order to bring the collectors together to arrange a second canvass of the town and district for subscrip- tions, a twelvemonth having now elapsed since the promises were made. After some discussion a resolu- tion was proposed and unanimously passed, requestiug the local secretaries (Messrs. T. C. Lewis and Evan Williams) to communicate with the collectors in Bangor and in the out-lying districts of Caerhun, Pentir, Llandegai, and Aber, requesting them to canvass their several districts next week. Some of the speakers urged that the collectors should call, not only upon those who promised last year, but at every house in the town, as the fact that Banger having been fixed upon as the permanent home of the insti- tution may induce many moro to become subscribers. CHORAL UNION.—From our advertising columns it will be seen that a sufficient number of names has been received, in response to the circular issued by the provisional committee, to form a choral society for Bangor. With Dr. Rogers as conductor, we have no doubt it will prove euccessful. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.-On Saturday, a heavy thunderstorm passed over Bangor, and on Monday evening there were several vivid flashes of lightning discernible. MR NUGENT'S OPERATIC COMPANY gave per- formances at the Penrliyn Hall, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. THE WORLD WE LrVE IN."—This was the sub- ject of a very interesting lecture delivered by Pro- fessor Henry Jones before the Menai Society on Wednesday evening. PORT PENRHTN SHIPPING.—Arrivals.—Dryad, Row- lands; Jane and Annie, Lloyd; Charles, Owens; Lady Neave, Jones; Medway s.s., Hughes.—Departures.— Sarah Lloyd, Parry, for Liverpool; Seaman, Jones, Dingwall. BANGOR CATHEDRAL.—Saturday, 5 p.m., service, Selby in A; anthem, "Praise the Lord" (Elvey). Sunday, 8 a.m., Holy Communion. 11-30 a.m., hymn; service, Sullivan; anthem, "0 where shall wisdom" (Boyce). Preacher the Canon in Residence (John Pryce). 4 p.m., hymn service, King in F; anthem, "The Lord hath done" (Smart.) Preacher, The Very Rev. the Dean. CITY COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting of the City Council was held on Monday. Present: Aldermen H. Piatt (mayor), presiding J. Richards, Thomas Lewis, Meshach Roberts, Charles Pierce, W. F. Williams, Councillors D. Cameron, A. Hathawaye, J. E. Roberts, W. A. Dew, Robert Roberts, Edward Jones (Brynmeirion) H. Savage, J. Glynne Jones, K. W. Douglas, S. Evans, T. J. Humphreys, W. Rowlands, Edward Jones (coachbuilder), Hugh Williams, J. Willmann, John Pritchard, Mr R. H. Pritchard (town clerk), J. Gill (surveyor), Smith Owen (accountant), and Mr White. HEALTH OF THE CITY. Alderman Richards said lie had great pleasure in informing the Council that the health of the city was exceedingly satisfactory. There was only one case of infectious disease. SANITARY BUILDING COMMITTEE. This committee reported that the subject of paving and cleaning the river Adda was deferred for a larger attendance of members. The surveyor was directed to lay a branch sewer behind the houses at Pendref, and to proceed with the construction of flushing tanki at once.—The report was adopted. HIGHWAY, LIGHTING AND TOWN IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE. The following minutes were adopted Gardin at Garth—The following tenders for themasonic work were received :—Robert Jones, Drum-street, £71 15s; John Williams, St Paul's Terrace, £68 15s; John Roberts, High-street, £ 68; William Thomas, Garth, £-1538. It was resolved that the tender of Mr Wm. Thomas be accepted; and the following tender: for the smiths' work were also received :—Bayliss, Jones and Bayliss, J645; Hill and Smith, £37 10s; Owen and Williams, £:35; W. H. Peake, £ 34; F. Morton and Co. (Limited), 1;16. The tender of Messrs F. Morton and Co. was accepted. Councillor J. Glynne Jones explained the provisions of the lease of the Siliwen Baths, and stated that they were such that lie could nor recommend the purchase in its existing state. The lease was produced and examined by the com- mittee. It was resolved that before proceeding with the scheme, inquiry be made of the lessors if they are prepared to grant a conveyance or a new lease for a definite term, to include such portion of the foreshore at may be required, and that Councillor J. Glynne Jones be asked to communicate with Col. the Hon. W. K Sackville-West accordingly.—The following tender for road roller were received: -Corporation of Barrow-in-Furness, £ 70 J. and E. Gledhill, Hudders- fiold, X.,58 15s Aveling and Porter, Rochester, £ 50; Barford and Perkins, Peterborough, Xt)9 15s. Re- solved that the surveyor write to Barrow-in-Furness. asking whether they would accept £.50 for their roller. -The surveyor reported that he was proceeding with lighting scheme, and that lie had also fixed the lamp at Garth Point. He was directed to fix the lamp on the cabmen's shelter; and also instructed to cause the lamp in St. Paul's to be relit.The Clerk of Peace wrote stating that the county authority could not contribute more than £ 40 per mile per annum for the maintenance of the Shrewsbury and Holyhead-road. The offer was accepted.—The question of acquiring possession of the Peurhyn Hall was raised, when the chairman stated that there would be a meeting of the trustees in the course of a few days, and he promised to bring the subject under their notice.- The Mayor said that it appeared to him that Messrs Moreton had misunderstood the tender for the smith- work.—Councillor Douglas said they had carefully read the letter, sent by Mr Gill, and they could come to no other conclusion.—The Mayor, referring to the question of the Penrhyn Hall, inquired how much the hall was likely to cost the town.—Councillor Douglas: I don't think it will cost anything.— Councillor Glynne Jones: It belongs to the town, sir. MUSEUM COMMITTED). The minutes of the Museum and General Purposes Committee were read by Councillor Glynne Jones,and stated that a letter had been received from Col. West stating that Lord Penrliyn would willingly subscribe towards t he sum required to make up the annual de- ficiency in the museum account, on the receipt of the list of subscribers. It was unanimously resolved that in accordance with a resolution passed at the last committee, and confirmed by the Council, the chair- man be requested to ask the mayor to open the sub- cription at the next Council meeting.—The Mayor said he should be only too glad to open a subscription list, and any one wishing to subscribe could do so by paying the same into the Old Bank to the fund of the Museum and Library Accounts.—Councillor Glynne Jones pointed out, that in order to make the museum and library more efficient than at present they nrist have more money than £16, the sum estimated.— Councillor Dew said there was one fact which stared them in the face, and that was the rearrangement and rebiatog of the books,-—"l'lie Mayot gaid 110 would, be glad to have the names of the members before leaving the room.—Alderman Charles Pierce s.iid it appeared to him they required both a donation an 1 subscription list.—Councillor Glynne Jones said a committee had met, and Mr W. Shepheard, of Friars School, had been appointed secretary, and he bad already sent invita- tions to ladies and gent 1 emeu to take part in the entertainment, and in many cases favourable rep'ies had been received. He thought the entertainments would prove successful, and bring something at any rate towards the beuefit of the museum. WATER AND GAS COMMITTEE. Water Meters.-A report having been submitted to the committee as to the inefficiency of several of the water meters to register the consumption of water and suggest- ing the purchase of new ones, it was resolved after a long discussion to empower the water manager to enter into agreements with persons whose meters did not work, rather than go to the heavy expense of purchasing now ones. W aterJIanager's Gill having reported that Mr Richard Davies, of Treborth Hall, had applied to him to have his right purchased in the water main from Glanaethwy to Treborth, laid by him some ten years ago, he was directed by the committee to ascertain what amount was required for the said right.—Accountant's Report.-The accountant having submitted a report to the effect that his duties were too heavy and asking for assistance, the committee, after thoroughly considering the matter, found that he was justified in making the request, and it was proposed by Councillor Cameron, seconded by Alderman Roberts, and carried, that it be a recommendation of this committee to the Finance Com- mittee to transfer Richard Jones, who had for 2$years acfed as an assistant to Mr Smith, to this office, at a salary of 12s per week, and furnish Mr Smith with another boy at 5s. per week. This had been agreed to by the Finance Committee.—The gas manager having re- ported one of the purifier's valves to be defective, it was resolved to have a new one fixed at a cost of X6. It was further resolved that the gateway at Dean-street be built up, and that Mr Evan Williams' tender to do the work at X5 10s be accepted.—A list of irrecoverable debts having been laid before the committee some were ordered to be struck off the books, the remainder to be inquired further into.-Sinking Fund Question.—After further considering Alderman Pierce's scheme for redeeming the annuities and mortgage debt, instead of forming a sinking fund. it was resolved that the same be adopted, and that the Council should authorise the Finance Committee to negotiate a loan of X70,250 at 3 £ per cent. the same to be redeemed by equal annual instalments for the next 50 years. The mortgage had gone back to the Local Govern- ment Board, and would be advanced on the 14th inst.- Resolved, that a letter be written to the School Board asking for an estimate of money required for the next year.—After a long statement by Alderman Pierce, that gentleman stated that he knew of a person who was willing to negotiate the loan at from Ht to 4 per cent.- In reply to Councillor Dew. Alderman Pierce said the saving to the town of the sinking fund at 2t would be £ 32,000. As compared with paying 4 per cent. the amount saved would be.E33,275 lis 8d. He thought the ratepayers ought to be well satisfied with such a re- sult, and proposed the adoption of the report. This was seconded by Alderman W. F. Williams. — Alderman Thomas Lewis pointed out that it was fully understood at the last meeting that the money could be got at 3*- per cent.—A desultory discussion eusuei, when the matter was referred back to the committee. THE MAYOR AND HIS FIGURES,—SLIGHTING THE PRESS The Mayor said that in consequence of what had appeared in a local paper complaining of the Council raising the rates and so on, he wished to offer a few remarks. The general district rate made on the 23rd November, 1882, was three shillings in the X, the reason of that being the prevalence of sickness. On the 5th July, 1883, the Local Board made a rate of one shilling in the E, whilst the estimate of £ 121)0 shewed that it ought to have been 14d. in the X, a penny in the £ producing the consequence being that the Corporation were compelled to make the following rate on 4th February, 1884, at Is 3d, to make up the deficiency; 23rd July, one shilling, and the 5th Janu- ary, 1885, at one shilling in the E. The total of the borough rate was EI,250 Is lld, but out of that they had to pay csntribution to the School Board, which they were not answerable for, of ii375; as per precept, X265 10s was for two extra elections which would not occur again one penny in the £ would produce X105 therefore £5ï5 Is lid would amount to 5.d in the £ for a period of seventeen months. If they left out the item of £ 205 IDs, it left £ 369 lis. !)d., or at the rate of 3.}d in the £ The particulars of the poor rate was is 3.}d in the X, which the Guardians were responsible for; county rate 3d, magistrates in quarter sessions; police rate, 3d, ditto; burial rate, Id, Burial Board; borough rate, 7^d, of that the School Board were responsible for 7d, and the Council 5id., making a rate for the whole year of Is °1d. He hoped this statement would be both interesting and instructive to the ratepayers.— Alderman Thomas Lewis said they all certainly tried to keep down the expenses as low as possible, but he could not see why it. should be a matter of compari- son.—Councillor Dew,who was declared byCouncillor S. Evans to be out of order, said that there were a great many of the citizens under the impression that their rates were much heavier than under the late Local Board, and he would read to them the paragraph which appeared in the Observer and Express (the Mayor: That is hardly in order)-However, Council- tor Dew read the paragraph complained of, and con- tended that there were no grounds whatever for the statements made, as they had all endeavoured to deal with the money of the ratepayers as if it were their own and to keep down the expenses as much as possible. He thought the Mayor was to be thanked for bringing the matter forward, and personally h was extremely obliged to him, and he hoped th ratepayers would see that the Council had endeavoured to do their best for the interest of the town as men of honour (hear, hear).—Councillor Glynne Jones said that probably the person who wrote the article re- ferred to was not a ratepayer, and knew nothing about what he was writing, and such statements should be passed over, as they were not worthy to be introduced to the Council. DONATION AND SUBSCRIPTION LIST. A donation and subscription list towards the museum and library was opened in the room, and £ 12 Is 6d and 1:7 12s respectively were promised. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY.—Before Dr. Hughes (in the chair), Dr. Richards, Mr Thomas Lewis, and Mr Wyatt. Indecent Pamphlets.—Martin Gorman and Anne Gor- man were charged with distributing obscene works.- P.C. Pughe stated that on Saturday night last he was on duty in High-street, in plain clothes, when ho saw the male prisoner distributing small books containing obscene prints to several persons in the street, and witness re- ceived one himself.—P.S. Jones proved finding at the lodgings of the femile prisoner several of the books pro- duced, with many other gummsd ltbels.- The Bench said the distribution of the books tended to corrupt the morals of the people, and the mile prisoner would be sent to gaol for three months with hard labour. They discharged the woman. Cruelty.—John Griffith and Evan Griffith were charged with cruelly ill-treating a horse. -Inspector Teniperley and P.S. Jones (Tregarth) proved the case, and the owner (Evan Griffith) was fined £ 1 and costs, and ordered to destroy the animal. Master and Servant.—Felix Cale. journeyman baker, summoned Mr Joseph Roberts, confectioner, for the reco- very of a week's wages in lieu of notice.—Mr Gray de- fended.—The Beuch made an order that the complainant be paid for three days, it having transpired that he had worked elsewhere during the remaining part of the week. Pocket -Pick tng.-A little girl, about fourteen years of age, named Elizabeth C. Williams, living with her parents at Hirael, was charged with pocket-pickiug.—Jane Jones, of West End, said she went to Mr Thomas Lewis' shop, in High-street, on the 16th of last month. Before coming out she missed her purse, which was in her pocket. She saw a little girl, but did not notice who she was. The purse coutaiued 16s. Iuformition was given to the police, and in consequence witness went to prisoner's parents. Saw both the little girl and the mother, and the mother said Go and fetch the money, my dear, if you have them," and the girl went. She called her mother and she fetched the money. The mother said the purse had been lost in town.—The father of the child (Hugh Williams) appeared, and said he knew nothing more of the case than had been given in evidence, and he had facilitated the police in their inquiries. He hoped the Bench would deal leniently with her, and he would see that in future she would be under proper care.—The Bench dismissed the case with a caution, and urged the father to send the child to school. The father was then bound over in the sum of £10 to being up the little girl for judgment when called upon. Keeping a Dog without a Licence.—Richard Thomas, of Glanadda, was fined 5s. and costs for keeping a dog without a licence. Assaulting a Managing Clerk of an Under Sheriff.- Mr Henry Lloyd Carter, solicitor, Carnarvon, and maaag- ing clerk to MrC. A. Jones, under sheriff, summoned Mr Joseph Haywood, until lataly engineer of the Shrewsbury aud li-ilyhe.i I ro id, and his son, John Haywood, upon a charge of assault.—Mr J. Thornton Jones appeared for the complainant, and Mr S. R. Dew defended.—Mr Jones stated that oa the 12th of Jamiary a was placed stated that on the 12th of Jamiary a Wi\1.uut was placed in the hands of Mr C. A. Jones-an execution to be levied on the goods of Mr Haywood, senior, and on the following day bailiffs were directed to enter into posses- sion. One man named Teggarty went to the house under the writ, but saw a notice of a bill of sale up iti the furniture. lIe therefore went out to telegraph that fact to the Sheriff, and on his return he found the place closed, and his efforts to re-enter w ;re un- availiug. On the following day Mr Carter and two bailifs went to Mr Haywood to make inquiries as to the bill of sale. The door was opened by the elder defendant, and when Mr Carter 1 to ex- pLun that he had come from the slier, tf's office, Mr Haywood got hold of him round the waist, forcibly ejected him, and threw him down a flight of five steps. This was not only an insult to a professional gentleman but an endeavour to frustrate the ends of justice, and he asked the Beuch to inflict a heavy penalty.—Mr Carter was about to give evidence re- garding the warrant, when Mr Dew objected, as the document was not produced.—Mr Jones contended that reasonable efforts were made to gain possession of it. -Mr Carter said that when he knocked at the door, some of the defendant's family came into a bay- window, and subsequently Joseph Haywood opened the door. Witness stepped into the lobby, when de- fendant asked him what he wanted. He replied that he came from the office of the under sheriff. Defendant then got hold of him round the waist, and endeavoured to push him out. Witness resisted, when defendant called out for assistance, and the younger defendant came out of the parlour Witness then shouted to the bailiffs, who were standing in the door, to come to his assistance, as he was being assaulted. Before they reached the house witness was pushed out by John Haywood, and thrown down the steps. Neither of the defendants requested him to leave the house, where they acted like [maniacs. Subsequently he saw the elder defendant at the Cathedral, and he told him he would summon him for what he had done. Defendant replied that he did not care as witness had no right to be on the premises.—Mr Dew, for the defence, con- tended that Mr Carter had no legal right to enter the house, and he submitted that no more force was used to eject complainant than was necessary, especially as no warrant for entering the house had been pro- duced. Mr Carter had fixed himself in the doorway for the ostensible purpose of securing the entrance of the bailiffs who were waiting outside. The warrant did not contain Mr Carter's name, and therefore he had no business to endeavour, as he did, to enter possession by hook or crook. No one representing the sheriff had any business to enter Mr Haywood's house after the bailiffs had abandoned possession, and consequently Mr Carter's act was an unjustifiable one -The Bench thought an assault had been committed. and fined the defendants £1 and costs, and expressed regret that the case was not settled out of court.—Mr Mr Jones said reasonable terms bad been made to the defendants, but they were not accepted.—Mr Dew said they were not accepted because they were pro- hibitive.





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