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Carnarvon. I A collection was made at Engedi chapel last Sunday evening towards the Cottage Hospital, when a sum of S2 17s 6d was realised. Mr E. H. Owen, 'ly Cocb, and Mr H. Richards, Lloyd's agent, have been appointed sub-commis- sioners of pilotage for the Carnarvon district. "THE PRINCIPLES OF NONCONFORMITY." On Thursday evening, at the Pendref literary society, Mr Beriah G. Evans delivered an interesting •address on the above subject. The chair was occupied by Mr W. Ellis. RESIGNATION OF A LOCAT, GTTARDIAN.—At the fortnightly meeting of tuc of Guardians on Saturday a communication w;< "eived from the Local Government Board e<-< t lli;g the resigna- tion of Mr Hugh Hughes, uuilder, one of the guardians for the parish of Llanbeblig. ENGEDI LITERARY SOCIETY.—On Friday even- ing, under the presidency of Mr H. J. Hughes, Capt R. Jones, North road, gave an interesting address on the subject, Seafaring Recollections." Remarks were afterwards made by the Rev W. R. Jones, Capts Jones WilUatns, Evan Jones, Lewis, and Mr J. Jones, chemist. SILOR LITERARY SOCIETY.—At the weekly meeting of this society on Thursday evening, urder the presidency of Mr J. H. Lloyd, a debate took place on the subject, Which is the happier, single or married life ? The bachelor's side was taken by Mr J. Jones, Greengate street, and the otker by Mr O. Robinson. Upon a division there was a majority in favour of married life. CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY.—The annual show under the auspices of the above society will be held at the Drill Hall next Thursday. The entries close to-day (Friday). A number of valuable prizes will be offered, and it is to be hoped that the show will be well patronised by the inhabi- tants of the town and neighbourhood. The sec- retary is Mr T. O. Morgan, from whom all in- formation can Ve'had. { BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT.—OH Monday, J before Mess s G. R. Rees and J. Issard Davies, | William Jones, Llanberis, was charged with being I drunk in charge of a horse and cart, and was fined 20s including costs. He was further charged with I driving furiously through the streets of the town, and was mulcted in a similar penalty.-Henry Gregory and his wife, who reside in Baptist street, were charged with assaulting P.C. 16 whilst in f the execution of his duty. The defendants were J also charged with drunkenness. Both cases were j adjourned for a week.—Ellen Parry, Pool street, j and Robert Williams werejfihed os including costs, { and 6s 6d including costs respectively for drunken- I ness. { THE GUARDIANS AND THE COAL TENDER.—At the fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians on Saturday, several of the members pointed out that the coal supplied to the workhouse by a local coal merchant was not of the quality which the latter originally agreed' to supply.—Mr T. W. Williams said they should inquire whether the coal was the beat Wigan coal which was to be supplied according 'to the terms of the contract.—After some discussion a committee was appointed to make the necessary inquiries, and if the contractor failed to prove to their satisfaction that the coal supplied was such as had been contracted for, he was to remove what remained at once at his own expense. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT.-At the County Magistrates' Court, on Saturday, before Mr John Robinson and other magistrates, the adjourned hearing took place of a charge against a young man named Robert Jones, of iihiwlas, by the head gamekeeper to Mr Assheton Smith of trespassing in pursuit of game. At the last court the evidence as to the identity of the defendant was of such a conflicting nature that the Bench granted an ad- journment in order that additional witnesses might be produced for the defence.—Mr Allanson, on behalf of the prosecution, now stated that he had failed to get any evidence to rebut that ten- dered for the defence on the last occasion, the offi- cials of the quarry at which the defendant was employed being unable to state whether the de- fendant was at work or not at the time the alleged offence took place,-Aftet a consultation the Bench announced that the case was dismissed.— Mr R. Roberts, who appeared fox* the defendant, I, complained that he had been put to the trouble of I bringing"1 down several witnesses to prove the whereabouts of the defendant, who was absolutely innocent of the charge. He made an application for costs, which the Bench refused. BURNT TO DEATH.—On Wednesday, before Mr J. H. Bodvel Roberts, coroner, an inquest was held on the body of Ann Williams Jones, aged 4 years, the child of Mr Williams Jones, Pool Hill. It appeared from the evidence that the child on Thursday was left alone in a bedroom, where there waa fire, while her mother went to the kitchen. When the latter returned to the bedroom, she found that the child's dress had caught fire, and though she succeeded in extinguishing the flames the girl was severly burnt and she lingered iu great pain until Wednesday morning when death took place. A verdict of Accidental Death" was returned. THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE. — On Thursday evening, at the Guild Hall, the Carnarvon Amateur Theatucal Club repeated their performance of the previous night before a large and appreciate audience, who frequently showed approval of the efforts of the :performers. The entertainment consisted of a musical farce entitled "The Widow's Victim," the characters being sustained by Misses Cousins, Pughe, Mrs George Thomas, Messrs Nee, Bennett,: Pughe, and Laurie Jones. A comedietta entitled Dearest Mamma," followed, in wipeh Misses Cousins and Pughe, Mrs George Thomas, and Messrs Fanning, Carter, and Menzies appeared. Mr Nee was stage manager; the hon. secretary being Mi Bennett, with Mr Fanning as treasurer, and Mr Corrison musical director. The curtains and drapery were lent by Messrs Pierce and Wil- liams, of the Golden Goat, anv the other articles by Mr T. O. Jones, ironmonger, and Messrs Tilling and Blackburn. The proceeds were in aid of St. Mark's Home.





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