BANGOR. CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. Tht Cathedral.—Canon in residence, the Rev J. Pr vcs, M.A. Organist, Dr. Roland Rogers. Sunday Holy Communion B am., and services at 11.0 a.m., and 4 p.m St. James's Church, Upper Bangor Sundays, 11 a.in 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 0.30 p in.; Sunday-school at 2.30 p. in. Wednesday evemngs at 7. English Presbjlerian Church, Princes-road, Upper Bangor.—Sunday 10.30 a.m., and G.:3;) p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p m. Preacher next Sunday, the Rev. Abel J. Parry, Carnarvon. English Penrallt-road, Uppu-Ban go r —Sundays, 10.30. a.m., and 6 p.m Wednesday evening at 7. Pastor, Rev W. R. Saunders. Englis'i ifestey(t)t C/ttti-ch.-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. Miry's liomin Catholic Church, High-stt-cet. On Sundays, Mass at 8.30 and 10.30 a m; evening ser- vice at 6.3^ p m. Weekdays service, 8 a m. Presbyter the Rev. Charles Coelenbier. DISTRUBTJTIOM OF PRIZES.—OU Sunday afternoon last, at Horeb Wesleyan Chapel, the Rev. J. Jones Hum- phreys. superintendent of the circuit, distributed prizes to the children who had collected towards the Wesleyan Foreign Missions (Christmas and New Year's Offerings). MISSIONARY MEETING.—The annual missionary meet- ing, in connection with the Welsh Baptists, was held at Penuel Chapel, Garth-road, on Monday evening. There was a large congregation. A sermon was preached by the Rev. Owen Davies, Carnarvon, and an address was deli- vered by the Rev. Abel J. Parry. Pour PBNRHYX SHIPPING.—Arrival<: ss Med way, Hughes; Arthur Wyatt, Parry; Alice Bannister, Williams Lady Fife, Ito berts.-D(,I),ti-tii)-ei George Evans. lees, for Newry; Mostyn, Evans, Ilarburg; Mary Ann Jane, Jones, Greenock ss Jledway, Hughes, Liverpool Eliza, Williams, Hamburg Emily Helena, Hughes, Liverpool Talacre, Jon-s, Ayr Glynaerou, Lewis, Dublin. MASONIC PRESENTATION.—At a meeting on Tuesday night. at the Masonic Hall, Bangor, of the St. David's Lodge, S-S-4, the W.M., Bro. D. Griffith Davies, pre- sented Bro. John Hughes, I.P.M., oa behalf of the craft, with an elegant Masonic jewel, in acknowledg- ment of the ability with which he presided over the lodge during his mastership. The jewel bore a suitable inscription, and on the ribbon was displayed in gold on enanel the arms of the city of Bangor As was pointed out at the time of his installation, Bro. John Hughes was perhaps the youngest W.M. in the annals of the craft. TEMPKRAXCE.—Mr E. J. Smith, of Birmingham, the well-known imitator of the world-reuowned J. B. Gough, appeared before a large audience at Ebenezer Chapel, on Tuesday evening, and delivered a number of the American temperance orator's recitations with remarkable ability and much dramatic effect. The Rev. Daniel Rowlands, principal of the Normal College, presided On the motion of the RJV. D. S. Davies, seconded by Mr Thomas II. Lewis, a most cord;a' vote of thanks was accorde 1 Mr Sinitia.-L:tst (TIIHiday) evening, a temperance meeting was also held at the National Schools, under the presidency of the Rev. John Pryce, iVI A., canon in residence. Mr II. J. Williams (Plenydd) addressed the meeting. VESTRY MEETING. School Board R ite.—Oa Thursday, a vestry was held at the Cathedral, in compliance with a requisition from a meeting of ratepayers held at Pentir, to consider the possi- bility and advisability of relieving the ratepayers of the extra-municipal district of the parish from the necessity of paying the school rate towards maintaining the Board- school situate within the bjrough boundaries.—Mr liobt. Hughes (Garth), one of the churchwardens, occnpie I the chair, an 1 anung th,), prssjut were Messrs Meshach Roberts. J. E. Roberts, lIenry Lewis, H. Lloyd Jones (chemist), Griffith lloberts, E/an Williams, David Wil- liams. Upper Bangor; J. A. Wilson, J. W. Itoherts, Tyn. llwyn David Williams, Bnthdir John Roberts, Tyd lyn- du Evan Evans, Brynhoweli; Eiias Hughes, Ty Coch William Williams, Tvddyncinol R)bjrts, Brynglas William Roberts, Coedhowel; Rjbert E Iwards, Pentir; Thomas Hughes, Bryniau Hugh 0-veii. Cefn Hugh Pairy, Pentrefelin: Owen Pritchard. Vodol William Roberts, ditto; and H. T. Roberts, vestry clerk.—Mr J. W. Roberts (Tynllwyn) observed that the feeling in the extra-municipal port ion of the parish was against the payiug of a School-board rate, as they had two voluntary schools ia that district. Therefore, ample educational facilities were provided apart from the B)ard-schools. He proposed that application be made to the Education De- partment to separate the united School-board of the parish, and, if possible, that the Board for the extra- mtmicipal district be dissolved.—Mr W. Thomas (New- bwinh), seconded the motion.—Mr J. E. Roberts, whilst sympathising with the country people, feared they could not interfere until the expiration of the present School- board's urm of office.—Mr H. Lloyd Jones thought the extia-niunicipal burgesses ought to have made their in- quiries regarding the proposed chaug? before calling a vestry.—Mr Griffith Roberts, a member of the School- board, said that that Board, which was a united one, re- presenting both the borough and extra-municipal portion of the parish, was compelled to contribute a certain sum towards educating children who were compelled to uttend a school belonging to the LlanddeinioJen School-board, —Replying to a question. Mr H. T. Roberts stated that the precept for the year ending the 2oth of March next amounted to £OO, out of which the cxtra-municipal portion had to contribute £ 225.—Mr J. W. Roberts: for educating 2o children?—Mr David William! (Upper Bangor) considered that the clerk of the School- board should have been prt-se it at that ma-jtiug to give them information, and he thought Mr John Thomas ought to be told that he was expected to attend such meetings as those.—Mr Griffith Roberts explained that the School-board had not instructed Mr Thomas to attend.—Mr H. Lewis suggested that a deputation be ap- pointed to meet the Board.—After some further discussion, the motion was unanimously adopted. Way Have a Carnarvon Man as ('le rk ?-.Ifr Hugh Llovd Jones asked what was the salary of the clerk of the School-board?—Mr Meshach Roberts: X40 a year.— Mr Lloyd Jones then said that he believed they could secure the services of a man in Bangor who) would do the work for half the money. He saw no reason what- ever for their going over to Carnarvon when they could get a man thoroughly competent in their own town. The rates were heavy enough, and it was high time that they should seek to reduce them. He proposed that they send to the School-board and request them to appoint a clerk in Bangor instead of the present one.—Mr Lewis Jones (Tai'rffynon) seconded the motion.— VIr Meshach Roberts said that he was in favour of reducing the salarv. — The motion, which was carried nem. con., was sup- ported by Mr Roberts (Coedhowel; and Mr John Roberts (Tyddyndu). The Highway at Glaaadda.-illr William Thomas called attention to a mistake which had arisen between the county surveyor and themselves. He, as surveyor of the parish, had spent JEbO in improving the highway at Glauadda, which had since been included in the borough boundary. He had failed to recover the money.—Upon the motion of Mr J. W. Robeits, seconded by Mr D. Williams, the vestry clerk was directed to communicate with the county surveyor, stating that if the amount due be not paid forthwith legal proceedings will be taken for its recovery. PETTY SESSIONS, Tull SD.AY.-Fief ore Dr. Richards, (in the chair), Mr Thomas Lewis, Dr. Hughes, Mr. Arthur Wyatt. and Mr Win. Pugh. Drunk.—Wm. Rowlands wad fined 2s Gd and costs for drunken and disorderly behaviour. l'lrlying Football in the Streets.—Goronwy Parry, Henry Hanks, Griffith Griffiths, Wm. Williams, R. T. Pritchard, Owen Jones, John Hughes, William Jones, Patsey Leary, were charged with causing an obstruction in the streets by playing at football.—Mr Ellis Hughes, tailor, Mount-street, said that lie had to complain of the obstruction and annoyance caused by football playing in the jtreet. lIe noticed the defen- dants there several times. They were there every day between twelve and one o'clock, and on the 12th his window wad broken. He could only recognise four as being there on that (lay.-Wiu. Davies, Mount- street, proved seeing a number of lads playing at foot- ball. The ball was coming straight towards witness, when he warded it off with his hand, which resulted in its going into Mr Hughes' window.—Richard Wil- liams. joiner, complained of the nuisance, and said it was impossible for anyone to pass without being hurt. —Goronwy Parry, Win. Williams, and Patsey Leary sustained an alibi, and were dismissed, the other de- fendants being ordered to pay 3; 6d, the costs of sum- mons. Th" Police and the Cellar. — David Jones, landlord of the Old Kngland Public-house, Parkhill, was sum- m 1 for refusing the police permission to visit his collar.—P.S. Jones stated that on Sunday, the Sth inst., at about 7.15 p.m., he visited the Old England pubiic-house, in company with two constables. He went to the front door, and the others were on duty at lii-» back door. Witness knocked at the door, and a child asked who was there, and ho replied A police- j jcau." He then heard the voice of the same child shouting in the lobby in Welsh, Father, there's policeman at the door." The child then opened thn door, and at the far end of the lobby witness saw a mad pass. He suspected the man got into the cellar, aug asked J ones to open the door, but he declined, sayin- he would only open it for a man from the inland re- venue.—Corroborative evidence was given by policeo constables 31 and 42.—Mr Evans, Carnarvon, wh- defended, said the summons and the charge were pecu- liar, and such as they seldom found, unless there were circumstances of such suspicious character as to war- rant the proceeding. The defendant had got intI hi head that no one had any right to enter the cellar but the inland revenue officer. However, that stupid opi- nion only showed that a little learning was a dange- rous thing, the defendant evidently having got hold of an old law book. He then called upon the defen- dant, David Jones, who said that as a rule his wife attended to the business, but lately she had been very ill in bed. He went for the doctor oil the Sunday in question, and no one was in the house except Edward James, a lodger. He refused P.S. Jones to search the cellar because he was not an excise officer. He swore there was no one in the cellar, nor was the cellar door opened. His wife had the keys upstairs.—Te d ench retired, and, after a short interview, returned into court, when Dr. Richards said that the magistrates had considered the case very carefully, and they had come to the conclusion that Mr David Jones had re- fused the police admission to the cellar. Whether lie did it from ignorance or not they did not know, but it was the law—and publicans should know it-that the police had the right to visit their premises. This being the first offence, they took a lenient view of the case, and fined the defendant £1 and costs. Any other publican present, knowing what the law was and coming before them again for committing a similar offence, would be dealt with very severely. Affiliatioic.-Elizabetli Owen applied for an order against Humphrey Eilis to support her illegitimate child, of whom she alleged him to be the father.—The case was dismissed for want of corroborative evidence. Assaulting the Police.—John Edwards, of Llanfair- fechan, was brought up in custody, charged with being drunk and assaulting the police.-P.C. Samuel Jones stated that a few minutes after nine o'clock on the previous night he saw a crowd near Bank-place. On going there he found the prisoner with his ccmt, hat, aud scarf off. Witness asked him to put them 011, and go home quietly, but he refused. He declined again on a second request, and witness brought him to the police station. On the way lie became very vio- lent, and struck witness on the nose, and tried to kick I)iiii.-It Nves stated that during the previous year prisoner had been convicted five times for drunken- ness and assaulting the police, and he was now sent to gaol for a month with hard labour, without the option of a tine. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting was held on Wednesday. Present: Mr W. E Sack- ville-West (chairmau), Mr Ttiomas Lewis, Mr H. Bulkeley-Price (ex-officios), Captain Stuart, Messrs Robert Hughes, Hugh Hughes, David Williams, William Jones, J. R. Ellis, Bangor W. J. Parry, Bethes,la; Thomas Jones and John Morgan, Cad- nant Hugh Thomas, Beaumaris; William Ed- wards, Glasinfryn J. \V. Boberts, Ty nllwyn; Thomas Hughes, Llanfairfechan Thomas Edwards, E. Abraham, Richard Roberts, Hugh Pritchard, William Hughes, and John Thomas (clerk). Industrial T,-aine)-The Clerk replied that only two applications had been received in reply to an ad- vertisement for an industrial trainer, and both appli- cants were under the age stipulated, one being 26 and the other only 20.—In reply to a question, the Chair- man said the age mentioned was not under 35 and not over 45."—It was decided to repeat the advertise- ment, stipulating the age not under 25 and not 35," the visiting committee next month to consider the applications, and to select no more than three names to come before the Board. Complaints Against the Master and Matron.—In consequence of a disturbance in the house some time a40, when charges were made against the industrial trainer, a committee was appointed to investigate the matter, and they ultimately dischaiged the industrial trainer. Mr Murray Browne, the Local Government Board inspector, happened to he present at the time, and from observations he had made of the house, he com- plained of the lack of discipline on the part of the master and matron. Mr Browne's report having been sent down to the Guardians, a resolution was passed by the Board expressing dissatisfaction at the disci- pline of the house, and the master and matron were asked to prepare their written explanation for tfce present meeting.—Several reports of the visiting com- mittee were read, which showed the house on the whole to be in a fairly satisfactory condition.—Mr Robert Hughes (Garth) Why should we give so much weight upon the evidence of one man, and who is a perfect stranger? You, Mr Chairman, have visited the house on various occasions, and have found no fault with it.-lir Bulkeley-Price asked if the resolu- tion passed at the last Board had been before the Local Government Board ?-The Chairman Not from this Board.—Mr David Williams As a member of the committee, 1 wish to say a few words. In the first place in regard to the evidence Mr Owen gave, and which we thought was highly unsatisfactory. It is very diffic dt for persons who were not present to form an idea of what took place, and those present are much better able to state what they heard at the time (hear, hear). I do not mean to say Mr Owen told an untruth, :but his manner in giving evidence was not, at any rate, open and fair, and the impression was that he did not desire to state the whole truth. With regard to the scratches on Fanny Edwards' faoe, I happened to see that pauper's face, and I noticed three or four marks, and in asking Mr Owen how she had received them, he said he had not noticed any. We thought, and Mr Murray Browne thought, that was very unsatisfactory, and that a fight should take place in the house and he to know so little about it. We thought again, in hearing the persons give their evidence,-that there was a lack of discipline—that there was no proper government over the paupers— that thdre was a great deal of something—you cannot say what it was—but you felt on hearing those paupers give their evidence that there was no proper authority exercised over the inmates in the house. With regard to other matters in Mr Browne's report, the visiting committee have something to say about that.—In reply to a member the Chairman stated that charges of irregularities were preferred by the inspectoi againstjthe master and matron in 1879.—Mr Thomas Jones: I have always visited the house on a Board day, and last Board day I said it would net be advisable to do so. However, last Vlonday morning Mr Roberts, Mr Thomas and myself came here, and I was glad I did come. When here on a Board day everything was very clean, but the rooms we saw on Monday were-I don't say dirty-but they were not very clean. The beds also required atten- tion. I was glad I came and saw these things. I am afraid that we have been in the habit of visiting the house on a Board day, and that, perhaps, in the after- noon, when the business has been got through, and generally we find things pretty satisfactory then.— The Chairman I have been stepping in on an off-day and finding the house, as I have reported, clean and in good order, but not up to my idea of what a workhouse ought to be. The master and matron themselves appeared to have no knowledge of what the place should be.—Mr Ellis Edwards As I have been at the committee I thought the resolutions passed were proper. According to what we heard, and as far as I understand it, I do not see the master has given a satisfactory explanation on the points that were under inquiry, but I think that his explanation on what Mr Murray Browne said were reasonable excuses, but I think we have not got a satisfactory explanation upon what was inquired into by the committee. That is my opinion.—Mr W. J. Parry said he had drawn up a resolution to the effect that the Board adhere to their former resolution.—Mr Bulkeley Price was going to propose a similar resolution, but he should now second this.—The motion was then put to the meeting and passed unanimously.
AMLWCH. CONCERT.—A very successful concert was held at the Assembly-rooms, on Thursday, tke 13th inst., under the presidency of the Rev. R. Morgans, and the conductorship of Mr Matthews, Board School. Part was taken in the proceedings by Tenorydd y Bryniau, Mr Dew, Menai Bridge Miss Jennie Owen, Holy well; Miss M. J. Williams, Amlwch, and Salem choir. Miss Paynter, Maesllwyn, was the accompanist. A very striking feature in the proceedings was the respect paid to the memory of General Gordon, the audience rising en masse. THE SOUDAX WAR.—The war excitement has been intense here during the past fortnight every evening. Mr David Jones' shop is besieged, and the messenger with his parcel of the longed for little evening missives has to be escorted from the statiou. The fate of General (ror lon, ati(I loss of other officers and men, were received here with painful sensation. MISSIONARY services were held in the Baptist Chapel on Monday evening, aud all day on Tuesday. In spite of alternative fall of snow and rain, the congregations were large. JUVENILE PRESENCE OF MIND.—Last week, while Dr. Evans was visit.ing a patient at Pen;arn, his h->rse took fright with ouly his iitiie daughter eleven ears of age in the gi;. The animal dashed at a terrific [ rate up and dowit hill through the village of Pens am and the town of Amlwch into the stable. The brave girl holding fast the reins, managed to keep herself securely in the vehicle. We congratulate Miss Laura Lloyd Evans on her narrow escape, and admire the con rage of one so young. CAUGHT AT LAST.—On Monday, the travelling jeweller known in this part as Napoleon was tried befoie the magistrates, aud committed to the sessions for having, some years ago, obtained from several persons, gold watches, &c., to repair, which he never returned. Sergeant Jones apprehended the prisoner on Saturday, immediately upon his release after under- going a term of imprisonment for similar offences in another county. MONTHLY MEETING. Last week, the meeting known in Calvinistic circles as Seiat Fisol was held here. The leading persons belonging to the denomina- tion were present; among them Mr Richard Davies, M.P. The preaching on Monday evening and through- out Tuesday was excellent, and much appreciated by all sects, each service being largely attended.
BETRESDA. THE CONSTITUTIONAL ASSOCIATION.—A general meeting of the above association was held on Satur- day, at Glanogwen School-room. Mr T. H. Owen, Brynllwyd, presided and delivered an address. Col. the Hon. \V. E. Sackville-West read a letter from Mr Edward Douglas Pennant, eldest son of the Hon. G. S. Douglas Pennant, expressing his desire to become a member of the association. As there were thirty- five applications for membership the Executive Com- mittee was requested to take the matter into their consideration. Tm: RATING OF THB BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION.— A ratepayers' meeting was held at the Market Hall, Be- thesda, on Saturday, for the consideration of the now basis of rating adopted by the Assessment Committee of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union. Mr Janes (Cloth I-lall) presided over a large attendance. MrR. B. Evans, the assistant-overseer for Llanlleehid parish, detailed the basis of the assessment, and explained its effects. Messrs Moses Evans (Gerlan), Hughes (chemist), Kossuth Daviei, R. O. Jones, Brymer, and other speakers having been heard, Mr Daniel Jones (Pare) proposed that tha new basis of assessment be accepted, provided that the rate- payers have access to the rate-books to investigate cases of over-rating. An amendment in favour of no change being made was proposed by Mr Richard Owen, seconded by Mr Brymer. and List. It was decided that a repre- sentation should be made to the Improvement Commis- sioners that the clerkship should be vested in some out resident in or near Bethesdu. LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—A largely-attended meet- ing of the Bethesda branch of the Carnarvonshire Liberal Association was held on Saturday, at the Cefn- faes schoolroom, under the presidency of Mr W. J. Parry. On the motion of Mr O. Williams (Carneddau), seconded by Mr Luke Moses, it was unanimously re- solved—"That this meeting, whilst thankfully ac- knowledging the services rendered by her Majesty's Government in promoting tli-i cause of higher educa- tion in Wales by the grants to the colleges at Aber- ystwyth, Bangor, and Cardiif, would respectfully ask that early consideration be given to the proposed measure dealing with the system of intermediate edu- cation in the Principality, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr Gladstone and Mr Mundella." It was also unanimously resolved— That this meeting desires to express its continued confidence in Mr W. Rathboae.M.P., and trusts that he will select the northern division of the county when the selection of candidates comes before the Central Liberal Committee of Carnarvonshire." The fol- lowing vote of confidence in the Government, on the motion of Mr R. Jones, seconded by Mr Watkins, was unanimously adopted:—"That this meeting, whilst deeply deploring the results which have go far followed the outbreak in the Soudan, and declining to recognise the liability of the Liberal Government for its origin, desires to express its continued confidence in her Majesty's Government, and its earnest belief that, under the able and statesmanlike adminstration of Mr Gladstone, a policy will be adopted which will result in the speedy termination of the rebellion and the paci- fication of the Soudan that copies of this resolution be forwarded to Mr Gladstone and the Marquis of Hartington. A resolution was also adopted, advising the members of the association not to attend any meeting of the Church Defence Association to which ;I was by ticket; the meetings held by the Liberation Society having been held free from any restrictions whatever. The secretary (Mr Gwilym Jones) reported that the orga- nisation was in a very flourishing state, and a large number of new members were enrolled at the close of the meeting.
BETTws-Y-COED. At the Petty Sessions on Tuesday, William Owen, gamekeeper to Mr Joseph Hvans, Haydock, charged John Evans with an assault. Complainant met de- fendant on the Trefriw-road, and bade him good- night, whereupon the latter threw complainant (who is eighty years old) down on his back, and a struggle ensued, defendant trying to get possession of a gun complainant carried. William Owen Batten, grand- son of complainant, heard cries for help, and, after a long struggle with defendant, released his grandfather from the perilous position. The gun was loaded, and the barrel was much bent in the SC Li flit! I)ofc ii(laiit was lined £3 and the costs.—Mr T. W. Griffit p ro- secuted.
CARNARVON. BOROUGH SESSIONS.—On Saturday, before the Mayor (Alderman Lewis) and other magistrates, William Owen, labourer, was committed for trial on a charge of fraudulently obtaining two pair of boots from Messrs Blakey.—William Patrick Riley, a ticket-of- leave man, was charged under the Prevention of Crimes Act with not reporting himself to the police. He was handed over to the Anglesey police. COUNTY SESSIONS.—On Saturday, before Ifr lviiite- head and other magistrates, Benjamin Roberts was charged with embezzling moneys the property of his employer, Samuel Roberts, baker, Saron. The priso- ner was employed to deliver bread from a cart and to apply for order. Discrepancies were found in his accounts, he absconded, and was traced to St. Asaph, where he was apprehended by Police-constable 36. lie offered no defence, and was committed for trial on several charges of embezzlement, and one of ob- taining by false pretences board and lodgings at Llan- beris Ri. ITAI, SAMTAIIY AUTHORITY.—At Saturday's meet- ing, Air John Thomas in the chair, it was reported that, owing to the weather, the sewerage contract at Portdinorwic was proceeding slowly, and that £ 170 was due to the contractor, Mr John Lewis.—A letter was read from the Local Government Board stating that they proposed to issue a further order continuing the Carnarvon Town Council as the Port Sanitary Authority until March 25th, 18SG. The report of the inspector (Mr Lloyd Jones) was read, and it was de- cided that Dr. Rees be requested to report upon the houses on the Coedmadoc estate which appeared to be unfit for habitation on account of dampness arising from the overflow of springs. ENGEDI LITERARY SOCIETY.-At the last meeting of this society a paper was read by Mr J. D. Bryan, Bridge- street, upon Smoking." Additional interest was given to the paper by the exhibition of seven different varieties of the tobacco plaat, which had been kindly lent for the occasion by Messrs Williams and Sons, Chester. Able remarks were made upon the paper by the chairman, Mr J. G. Davies, Mr Henry Owen, Mr n. O. Roberts, Mr J. Davies (Gwyneddon). Mr Ellis Jones, and Mr J. Jones, chemist. There was a good attendance of members. PRO BONO PU-BLICO. -Coin nieticii) g on Monday, the 23rd instant, thl following postal alterations will take place at Carilarvon :-Aia additional despatch of letters and newspapers from Carnarvon for Bangor by the 12-35 p.in. train, letters for which must be posted at the head office, Carnarvon, and may be posted up to 12-0 noon. An additional despatch to Pwllheli by the 4-40 p.m. train. Letters for this despatch must also be posted at the head office, Carnarvon, and may be posted up to 4-0 p.m. Additional despatches from Bangor by traia due at Carnarvon at 5-35 p.m., and from Pwllheli by train due at Carnarvon at 5-30 p m. Letters brought by these despatches will be delivered to callers at G-15 p.m.
COLWYN BAY, SCHOOL BOARD.—At the meeting on Tuesday the Rev. T. Parry (chairman) presiding, Mr Evans stated that the Llwydgoes school was closed for a fortnight, of which no intimation was given to the authorities, owing to the ill- ness of Mr Williams, the master. The attetid cticp, officer (Mr Evans) ha 1 not been to the s ;hool since the 17th of October, and only seven times during twelve months.— The Rev. J. D. Jones and others thought, the officer ought to be reprimanded for such negligence. He ought to have informed the clerk and chair n in.—The officer said that he visited the school oftener than stated, but did not enter it in the logbook.—The Rev. Venables Williams: Theu what good is the logbook ?—The Board considered that Mr Evans had been guilty of great neglect.—Mr J. Roberts moved that the Board apply to the Treasury for a pension to the master of the school above alluded to. He was over 70 years old, and there was a fund for such pensl;onE.-Tiie Rev, Venables Williams was much sur- prised to hear Mr Roberts propose such a thing on princi- ple, as he always opposed pensions at the Board of Guar- dians. He (Mr Williams) seconded the motion, aad hoped they would get the largest pension possible but to hear Mr Roberts advocating a pension was certainly amusing.—Mr Roberts: But it will not come from the I local HUes.—The Rev. J, D. Jones: But all pensions come from the taxpayers.—The motion was eventually carried.
CONWAY. TOWN COUNCIL.- adjournal meeting was held on Wednesday, the mvyor (Mr Davies) in the chair, for the considera,tion of a report presented by the deputa- tion which waited on the representatives of the London and North-western Riilway Company, with respect to the construction of the Deganway-road, and the Tywyn sewerage. The rep at was discussed in committee. TIPEIlAXCg MF.I:TIN<—On Thursday se'nnight, a temperance meeting was held at the schoolroom in connection with the Calvinistic Methodist chapel. Mr T. M. Jones, Xewborough-terrace, occupied the chair, and addresses were given by Mr John Jones and Mr Samuel Roberts, Llandudno. FUNKIIAL. The mortal remains of the Rev. Robert Hughes (C.M.), were conveyed to their last resting place, on Friday last. The deceased was eighty-three years of age, and hul been a preacher with the Calvinistic Ifetlio(lists for thirty-three years. Before starting for the cemetery a meeting was held at the chapel, when reference were made to the de- ceased by the Revs. Dr. Llugwy Owen, Thomas Davies, Owen Jones, Llandudno John Williams, Col- wyn, and others. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. John Williams, Rhyl. PLOUGHING MATCH. —A very keen contest was wit- nessed in this match, on Saturday last, on a field belong- ing to Mr Edwards, Brynyglorian Gyffiu, near Conway. Being avoured with mild and seasonable weather, the match attracted a fair number of the surrounding farmers. There were fourteen teams in the two classes, and the prizes amounted to nearly X20, and the work was consi- dered by the adjudicators as the keenest ever seen in the neighbourhood. The judges were Messrs H. Roberts, Llanerch, Llanfairfechan J. Roberts, Biart Roewen and J. Roberts, Tanrallt Maenau, Llanrwst, whose awards gave satisfaction. The following were awarded the prizes :-First-class: 1, J. Roberts, ploughman, Taly- cefn Ucha 2, D. Roberts, Dyffryn Eglwysfach; 3, D. Davies, Bryngosol (Brynyglorian team); 4, Thomas Evans, Eglwysfach; 5, J. Owen, Ferry Farm Hotel, Llandudno Junction. Second-class: 1, W. Davies, Bac- law 2, Thomas Evans, Maesydd Llansantffraid GLn Conwav 3 1.1. Evans, Bryndowsi Gvffin 4, J. Owen, Ferry Hotel; 5, W. Thoiu is, B,).Ildtl.-t fariii, Gyffin. The arrangements were well carried out by a committee com- posed of the folowing farmers:—Messrs H. Jones, Tyk wynt-ir-Gorst (chairman) M. T. Edwards, M. Parry (Tvnewydd), E. Davies (Baclaw), R. Jones (Tremerfa), J. Elias (Gorswen), and Mr Williams (schoolmaster, fl urhyd) acted as honorary secretary. At the close of the day's proceedings, a substantial repast was partaken of at the Bryngloriati farm.
DENBIGH. MAIIRIAGK.—A marriage which excited very gene- ral arllll ively interest in the district took place 011 Thursday at St. Mary's Church, Denbigh, when Mr J. Lloyd Roberts, M.B.— a medical gentleman—well known throughout North Wales as a sanitarian and as president of the North Wales Medical Association, and who is also a member of the Denbigh Corpora- tion—was united to Miss Parry-Jones, Piasclough, and a sister to the present town clerk of Denbigh. The church was crowded, arches were erected, bells rung, and cannons fired, the good wishes expressed being great. The cerei-noiiy-seiui-elioral -was performed by the Rev. J. M. Evans, vicar of Eshott, uncle of the bride; the Rev. E. Roberts, vicar of liarborne, titicle of the bridegroom; and the Rector of Denbigh. A large party I of guests breakfasted afterwards at the residence of the town clerk. The bride received some 200 presents of much value and beauty. They left early in the afternoon for the Isle of Wight.
HOLYHEAD. REVIVAL SERVICES.—A series of revival services were held in the parish churches of Llanfaehreth and Lltn, ynghenedl (Valley), commencing on Sunday, the 8th inst. and being continued alternately in each church each evening until the following Friday, the services being conducted by the Revs. John Owen, Llangristriolus D. Jones, rector, Newborough and M. Roberts, Carnarvon. The meetings were well attended. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting of the Guardians of the Holyhead Union was held at the Workhouse, Valley, on Tuesday last, there being present Messrs Richard Williams (chairman), O. If Foulkes and O. Parry (vice-chairmen), J. Lloyd Griffith, David Williams, Joseph Williams, William Riva, Robert Gardner, Hugh Jones, Owen Williams, E R. Owen, G. J. Griffith, Rowland Jones, and James E. Hughes (clerk). The I-rouse.-From the master's report it appeared that the number of inmates at the close of the preceding fort- night was 53 as compared with 76 at the corresponding period last year adults 5, born 1, discharged 5, ab- sconded 1, died 1, tramps relieved 2, children attending school 18. Finaitcial.-The Clerk reported that the following amounts had been distributed in out-door relief :-In Holyhead district by James Lloyd to 561 paupers, xi 1;3 6s Gd. Decrease OR corresponding period last year, pau- pers 117, relief X7 I Is. Abcrffraw district by Richard Parry to 345 paupers, £ G0 12s. Increase, paupers 43, relief £1 14s 3d. Bodedern district by Robert Parry to 27G paupers, £57 Is lid. increase, paupers 7, relief X] 7s 5d. To non-settled poor throughout the union (62), £ 5 17s (id. Treasurer's balance, X1042 15s 8d. Stone-breaking.—In reference to the providing of a suitable shed for shelter to paupers euganed in breaking stone for road-making and repairing, it was resolved to construct a temporary portable one of timber to enable the Guardians to see how the project will work. An Absconding Inmate.-The Clerk asked for instruc- tions in the case of a pauper named John Hughes, aged 35 years, stating that he had absconded from the house during last week taking with him the suit of clothes be- longing to the Guardians in which he was dressed. When he was admitted he had no clothes of any value upon him, only a few rags. It was decided not to prosecute him, and the clerk was instructed to let the matter drop. The Pauper Burial-ground Questioit.-Tije discussion on this question was renewed, when Mr Gardner again explained that the committee were not agreed as to what was best to propose to the Board. and on the motion of Mr Jos '})') Williams, seconded by Mr J. Lloyd Griffith, it was resolved to adjourn the discussion until the next meeting. In the meantime the committee are to meet and draw up a report embodying the views of the different members. Officers' Salaries.-Ir Joseph Williams give notice that at the next meeting he will call atteation to the sub- ject of the salaries of the officers of the union, on which occasion he will explain his reasons for doing so.
HOLYWELL. OPENING OF A NKW CUURCII.—On Wednesday, the new church which has been erected at the Holywell Union was formally opened. The church, which is a very neat structure, is built in the Gothic style, from plans prepared by Messrs Douglas and Fordham, arehitects, Chester, Ftil-I will seat about 30.) persons. The building is of local stone, with Runcorn dressing, the windows being glazed with cathedral-tinted glass, and surmounted by a spire of 40 feet, lined with olk shingles. The interior, to the height of a dado, is lined with brick, and the internal arrangements are very complete, the whole work being satisfactorily executed by the contractor, Mr T. W. Sibeon, Holy- well. In the afternoon, special services were held and a sermon preached by the Rev. D, Williams, B.D., rector of Llandyrnog, the attendance being large. Mr Hope presided at the organ. After the service, the inmates were entertained to tea, kindly provided by the vicar of Holywell, who had also the management of the opening services. In the evening a concert was held, Mr J. Scott Bankes (chairman of the Flintshire Quarter Sessions) presiding.
LLANFAIRFECHAN. LITKRABY MEETING.—On Tuesday evening, a literary meeting, in connection with the Wesleyan Sunday School Union of the Bangor circuit, was held at Llanfairfechan. Mr R. John Jones, Compton House, occupied the chair, and the Rev. W. Evans (Monwyson), Beaumaris, acted as conductor. There was a large attendance, and the meeting throughout was a complete success, thanks to the energy and unflagging interest of the secretary, Mr John William Jones, Aber. Songs were admirably rendered by Tenorydd y Bryniau, Miss M. E. Edwards, Mr T. Hughes, Dyffryn, and Miss M. E. Williams. The successful competitors were W. R. Owen, Thomas R. Clayton, Miss M. E. Williams, Hugh 0. Hughes, Aber; William Roberts, Miss Roberts, Huskinson-street, Liverpool; William Roberts and party, D. Thoims and Rd. Morris, Aber. For the best pair of worsted stockings, Mrs Thomas, Aber; darning, Miss Jones, Mynydd, Aber; adjudication on the" Sermons," 1, Dewi ap Robert, Chester; 2, Richard Morris, Aber. In the choral competition, "0 denwch i'r dvfroedd," the Llanfairfechan choir was the only one that came forward. The adjudicators were Mra Thomas Lewis, Garth'erwen; Mr T. C. Lewis, the Rev. William Evans, Mr Samuel Hughes, Observer and Express offices, Bangor; Rev. Evan Evans, Mrs D. A. Williams, Mr J. Mendus Jones, and the Rev. H. Jones, Liver- pool. The rosettes were executed by friends from Aber and Llanfairfechan. It should be stated that Mr R. Lloyd Jones, Pen'rallt Villas, Upper Bangor, is the treasurer of the union.
LLANDUDNO. AT the Petty Sessions, on Monday, before the Rev. J. I), Jones and other magistrates, several persons were summoned for non-payment of rates, and orders were made. DISESTABLISHMENT.— It is provisionally arranged that the public discussion between Mr Fisher, as re- presenting the Liberation Society, and Mr Helm, a lecturer for the Church Defence Society, shall take place at Llandudno on April 14th and the two fol- lowing evenings. The arrangements on behalf of the Liberationists have been entrusted to the Revs. J. Eiddon Jones, the local secretary J. Spinther James, and Mr Samuel Roberts, Llandudno; whilst the inte- rests of the rival society are attended to by the Revs. H. Rees, vicar of Conway, aud E. Hughes, curate of Llanfairfechan. COUNTY COURT. — On Thursday week, before his Honour (Judge Horatio Lloyd), Mr Louis moved, under the Trustees Act of 1850, that David Roberts, Pentre- ucha, should be appointed trustee tinder the will of Corne- lius Jones, who died in May, 1850. Under the provisions of his will, his property was left in equal shares between his two daughters-Margaret, the wife of David Roberts, the present plaintiff, and Mary, who married a person named Jones, the defendants being his surviving children. John and Jaiues. It was directed that the property, which consisted of freehold cottages and gardens at Col- wyn, should be sold and the proceeds banked. The daughters were to enjoy the interest during life, and at their decease it was to be divided between the children. The present application was that the proceeds of the sale might be vested in the plaintiff as trustee, an arrange- ment in which the defendants acquiesc-d. The motion was granted, the costs to be divided among the parties.— Mr F. A. Evans (Carnarvon) called attention to a con- tempt of court by Sarah Jones, the executrix de soil tort under the will of her deceased sister. The case originally came before the court in February last, and it was then set up that she had since her sister's decease received £ 100 from the sale of the furniture, and the same amount on a promissory note due from the trustees of a chapel at Llanrwst. In September, the defendant was ordered to file a statement of accounts, but she hid taken no notice of it, and nothing was heard of her until sha was lately traced to lodgings at Llandudno.— Mr Chamberlain, who represented the defendant, said he was instructed to deny that £ 100 had been received for the furniture, and that the amount paid on the promissory note had been expended chiefly upon the funeral expenses and the payment of debts. This was borne out by defendant.—His Honour said that she had rendered herself liable to be committed for contempt. He should make a peremptory ord r for the accounts to be furnished before the next court.—In the action for ejectment brought by the trustees of the Mostyn estate against Edward Foulkes, Mr Louis, who was for the defendant, said that the case had been before the court since 1878, and had given him an immense amount of trouble. It was brought to recover possession of a cave in a rock on the Great Ormeshead, and he (Mr Louis) suggested that with the view of finally settliug the dispute, Lord Mostyn should grant the defendant a lcMe for 60 years at a nominal rent, the freehold right to the cave to merge into the lease, the subject of costs to be re- ferred to the judge. His Honour expressed an opinion that each side should pay its own costs, and the case was further adjourned to enable Mr Chamberlain, who w s for the plaintiffs, to place Mr Louis's proposal before Lord Mostvn. PIElt COMPANY.—The ninth annual meeting of share- holders was held on Thursday week at LLtn- dudno, Dr. Nichol, vice-chairman, presiding. The report, presented by Mr John A. Cheesman, the secretary, stated that the receipts of the year 1881 exceeded those of the previous year by £ 1073 118 4d, and the directors believe that, had it not been for the extraordinary expenditure required on account of the sad accident to the Pavilion in the month of January, and other adverse circumstances, the balance of profit on the year's working, which amounts to i!574 10s Gd, would have been more than doubled. An increase of E300 in the receipts resulted from the steam- boat traffic, and a no less satisfactory revenue was de- rived from the swimming bath. The receipts from the Pavilion did not, however, show quite so satisfactorily, but when it was considered that it was well 011 in June before any entertainment could be given therein, and that even then the building was still in the contractors' hands, and anything but fit for use, the directors considered the amount received augurs well for its ultimate success. The three priucipal items of extra expenditure consitod of labour, taxes (including water and gas), and music. The labour necessary for clearing away the debris resulting from the accideut referred to, and for uncovering and re- covering the vast roof of the Pavilion, was necessarily great and expensive. In addition to this, the pier proper was tarred from end to end in the spring of the year, and the landing-stage, which had suffered considerably from the heavy gales of winter, was thoroughly repaired. It is the general experience of pier companies that good music (both instrumental and vocal) constitutes one of the most attractive aud profitable of all amusements, but the directors regretted to state that the last year had b ?en an exception to this rule, for although they had a strong and excellent band during the season, the receipts were far from commensurate to the large expenditure incurred. This was mainly owing to the severe competition expe- rienced from an extra strong band on the promenade. To obviate such wasteful competition in future an arrange- inent (on mutually fair and equitable terms) had been entered into between the directors of the Pier Company on the one part, and the Managing Committee of the Promenade band on the other. This agreement has been duly approved and sanctioned by the Commissioners, and according to one of its main provisions there will now be only one good band for both pier and promenade, which would not only help to lessen the expenditure, but als > to increase the receipts. The Pavilion ought certainly to be a fruitful source of income to the company, and thev were of opinion that, profiting by the experience ac- quired during the past yeai (which was fraugbt with many and great difficulties, and to a large extent experimental), we shall be able to show much better results during the current year than in 188 t. The directors thus look for- ward with confidence to the ultimate prosperity of this now great undertaking. The report was adopted Messrs Joseph Evans, Thomas Williams, and B. Wood- cock, the retiiing directors, were re-elected, and Messss A. Evans (District Bulk) and W. Williams (Carnarvon) were reappointed auditors. 11 COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.—The monthly meeting of the above Hoard was held on Wednesday, Dr Bold Willitms pjesiding. The Finance Committee reported that rates to the amount of XI,320 Gs 5d had been col!e .ted during the month. The also passed a vote of t ia;iks to Mr C. F. Felton for assistance he had re d,-i c,l in getting the money in. Mr Felton said it was a pleasure to him to do what he could to assist the officers. Mr Ridge said that had it not be for the assistance Mr Felton gave he di I not know how some of the £ 1,300 would have been collected, Mr J. Jones asked how much of that amount belonged to the water and gas rates, for which commission was allowed if paid within fourteen diys.—The Chairman Mr Rid^e meant that Mr Felton always assisted in collecting rates which were dubious so as to prevent the in- curring of bad debts.—Mr Jones said he did not wish to detract from the vote of thanks, but thought that the water and gas rates did not take much collection when a commission was allowed, and the p-irties sum- moned if the money was not paid in 28 day. Upon the reading of the Works Committee's minutes, a con- versation arose respecting the railings nenr the en- trance to the Pier which the Pier Company had put up at the request of the Beard. The matter was re- ferred to the Works Committee.
MENAI BRIDGE. LOCAL BOARD.-At Wednesday's meeting, Mr R Algeo in the chair, the bye-laws were adopted and forwarded to the Local Government Board for approval. In compliance with a numerously signed p it was agreed to memorialise the Anglesey magistrates not to remove the Quarter Sessions from Beaumaris. COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY.—Before his Honour Judge Horatio Lloyd. A Bill of Exchange.—David Thomas, Tynygors, was sued by Isaac Hughes, general dealer, for the recovery of J014 fis on a bill of exchange dated 1832. Mr Laurie, who was for the defendant, denied that his client had ever signed the note, never being indebted to him, and that it was invalid, even if signed, no consideration having been given. Thomas Parry, who was called for the plaintiff, swore that he saw the defendant attach his mark to the note, which he (Parry) wit- nessed. In the course of his examination, the plaintiff said that he went into liquidation in 1883. His state- ment of accounts, which was produced, did not show any bills of exchange, although he had many running amongst his assets. Mr David Owen, solicitor, Bangor, said that he acted in the liquidation for the plaintiff, and included these bills of exchange amongst the book debts. The case was further adjourned until the next court, for the production of the plaintiff's books. Action to R:cover Possession of Letsehold ilouse.- John William Jones, Castle House, Llangefni, was sued by Henry Jones, Penyparc, Cerrigceinwen, to recover possession of a leasehold house occupied by the defendant as tenant in common, and situate in Church- street, Llangefni. Mr J. Roberts, Bangor, was for the plaintiff, who is aged 82 years, and Mr Laurie for the defendant. The premises, consisting of two leasehold houses, were originally devised to the four children of the plaintiff. One sold her share to his sister, who thus became possessed of moiety, which was subse- quently disposed of to Hugh Williams, who in his turn sold it t9 the defendant in 1881. Of tha othet children, one died intestate, and the fourth went to New Zealand, and had not been heard of for 28 years. The plaintiff thereupon claimed the remaining moiety owing to the intestacy of the two children, and esta- blished his right by an action. Hugh Williams had paid rent to the plaintiff, as had also the present defendant on five occasions. The plair.tiff served notice to quit upon him, but on going for his rent ou November 13 he was forcibly ejected and violently assaulted. A farmer named Richard Hughes gave evidence in support of the ouster. The defence was that, the property being left in trust under the will, the trustees were the proper persons to bring tha action. It was also contended that the non-production of letters of administration in respect of the son, who was supposed to have died abroad, was a fatal objec- tion that the notice to quit was informal and that as regarded the ouster no unnecessary force had been used, the plaintiff being a trespasser, and having gone to.the shop, as ou previous occasions, merely for the sake of annoyance. His Honour strongly urged that a settlement should be come to with the view of pre- venting further legitation, and suggested that the plaintiff might be bought out. Mr Laurie said that his client was most willing to do that, provided the title could be fully established. The case wa3 eventually adjourned in order to permit of an ar- the title could be fully established. The case wa3 eventually adjourned in order to permit of an ar- rangement. Sheep Wtirrijiny.—Robert Williams and Thomas Edwards, farmers, Lleiuiau Gwyuion, Llanddyfnan, were sued by John Owen, Defaity Farm, Llangefni, for fifteen pounds, the value of live sheep worried by dogs belonging to the defendants. The case was tried before a jury. Mr S. R. Dew represented the plaintiff, and Mr Gray the defendants. The original claim was for £ 10 2s, but was reduced to the amount claimed by allowance for meat used. The case exc ted considerable interest, the court being crowded with farmers. On November 20th, the plaintiff noticed a strange dog running after one of his sheep. He captured it, and on going to the tield in which the flock were pastured, he found that nine had been worried, three being dead and two others nearly so. A second strange dog was captured in the field. Information was given to the police, and Police-sergeant Jones took one of the dogs to the farm of Robert Williams, who, claiming it, acquiesced in the suggestion of the officer that it should be hanged, which was immediately put into execution. On being opened pieces of wool were found in its stomach. The other dog was identified as belonging to the other defendant, a stepson of Robert Williams, who had made a counter-claim of E.5, being its value, and X2 as special damages for its detention at the plaintiff's farm, where it still remained, until the question of ownership had been finally settled. Wil- liams admitting in the witness box that he owned both dogs, the action as against his stepson was withdrawn. The defence was a denial that the two dogs, which were represented as pups, had worried the sheep, and several neighbouring farmers, and also a police officer, were called to show that two strange dogs had been seen in the district oa the morning in question. As regarded the spaniel bitch which had been detained, Mr Hanier, Queen's Hotel, Carnarvon, who saw it a few days previously, was of opinion that it was paralysed and quite incapable of chasing a sheep. Evidence as to tlie value of the sheep was given for the plaintiff by Mr Richard Joaes, Liangefni, who, amidst considerable amusement, indignantly re- butted a hint by the solicitor for the defendant, that any respectable butcher in Anglesey would ever think of purchasing the flesh of worried'sheep. The jury found for the plaintiff, ELO damages. His Honour held that the counter claim for the detention of the spaniel could not be maintained, and considering that the defendants had not treated the plaintiff with frankness as to its ownership, he refused to allow any costs to Edwards.
KHifL. LADIES' COLLEGE, RUSSELL-ROAD.—We regret that in our list uf the successful candidates at the College of Preceptors, the name of Miss Bailey, a pupil at the above college, was accidentally omitted. Miss Bailey passed second division, third class.
RUTHIN. SrDDEX DK.VTH.—It. is with great regret that we have to announce this week the death of Mr John Davies, head-gardener to Mr West, Ruthin Castle, which took place very suddenly on Sunday last. We understand that Mr Davies had been ailing for some time, and breathed his last calmly and quietly as if dropping into sleep about five o'clock on the day we have mentioned, while sitting .in his chair. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn after him. A NEW PHOTOGBAPHIC STUDIO.—We are glad to find that the well-known enterprising spirit of Messrs. Lettsome and Sons, photographers, have led the;n to erect a photographic studio in a very con- venient part of this town, viz., in Market-street. Messrs. Lettsome have also studios at Llangollen and Corwcn, and are already well-known at Ruthin, as they have been in the habit of visiting the place pe- riodically for some time in the past. Their coming here to remain permanently will be a great boon to the inhabitants, as hitherto there has been no place nearer than Denbigh where a person could be photo- graphed at any time he liked. Messrs. Lettsome and Sons are well-known to have given every aatia- faction to those who have honoured them with their confidence, and doubtless, they will continue to do so in the future.
FOOTBALL. BETHESDA V. ST. JAMES', BANGort.-Playe(I at Bethesda on Saturday, the Bangorians winning by 5 goals to 0. BANGOR V. RHYL WINTER GARDENS.—Played at Rhyl on Saturday, Bangor winning by 2 goala to nil. 11 BANTGOU (B TEAM) V. CARNARVON COLTS.— Played at Bangor on Saturday, the home team winning by 3 goals to nil. COLwrN BAY r. CONW A Y.-On Saturday, the local team had the satisfaction of reversing the result that attended the first match played between these clubs at Conway, when the latter defeated the Colwyn Bay club in the first round of the cup competition. The home captain having won the toss, chose to play up hill, and Conwav kicked off with the wind in their favour. After some loose play, Porter and Evans took the ball up the left wing, when the former passed to T. Williami, who kicked a grand goal. Not long after this a scrim- mage took place in front of the Conway goal, out of which D. L. Roberts kicked the second goal for the home club. No further score was obtainc i up to half time, but immediately after Porter kicked two goals for Colwyn Bay in a very short time. The Conway forwards then got the ball and dribbling up the field, a long shot was made, and as Davies fumbled the ball a goal was claimed and allowed, the Colwyn Bay captain not raising an objection, as there was only one umpire, and he was not in a position to see the point. The home team, however, playing with great spirit, were rewarded by another goal obtained from a free kick; the kick having been well taken by Day, bounded off a Conway man's head and between the posts. The match thus ended in a decisive victory for Colwyn Bay by five goals to one.
NORTHERN WELSH ASSOCIATION CHAL- LENGE CUP. Beaumaris and the Bangor Athletic met on Saturday, at Carnarvon, in the semi-final tie in the Northern Welsh Association Challenge Cup, Mr Farrington, Conway F.C., being the referee. After 40 minutes' play, when the game was even, the crowd broke into the ground, and play was suspended.
DENBIGHSHIRE CHALLENGE CUP. CHIRK V. WREXHAM CROWN.—This tie in the second round of this competition was played at Chirk on Saturday. The home team won by 4 goals to nil. RHOBTYLLEN V. BERWYN RANGERS.—This tie was decided on Saturday at Llangollen. After a. rough game, Rhostellyn proved the victors by 2 goals to 1.
SHOCKING SUICIDE IN ANGLESEY. On Monday afternoon, a boy named Richard Jones fifteen years of age, son of a farmer occupying a farm named Brynbella, lthoscolyn, was found in a stable attached to the farmhouse, hanging by his neck to a rope which had been made fast to a beam. About ten minutes previously the lad, who had been engaged carting coals during the day, was called in to tea by his father, and had replied that he was coming imme- diately. Finding that he did not come, his father went out to the stable, and found his son in the posi- tion described. The lad was at once cut dorti, but life was extinct. The deceased was of a lively dis- position, and was in his usual spirits up to the tims b., WM last Beou Llive.