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BANGOR A marriage between Captain T. E. Mar- shall, R.A., second son of Col. T. H. Mar- shall, C.B., Bryn Coed, Upper Bangor, and Margaret, the youngest daughter of Mr R. L. Pemberton, Hawthorn, County Durham, will take place next August in Bombay. A BANGOR YOUNG MAN AT THE FRONT. Mr Robert Edwin Jones, who is out in the Transvaal serving with the Army Service Corps, writing home to his father, Mr Hezekiah Jones, 8, Snowdon View, Upper Bangor, from Driefontain, states that he has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. SPECIAL POLICE COURT.—At a spe- cial sitting on Wednesday, before Messrs W. Pughe and Henry Lewis, for non- payment of fine, John Rowlands, Hendre- wen road, Glanadda, was committed for fourteen days, a like sentence being passed upon Catherine Rowlands, Pen- rhosgarnedd, for beino- drunk and disor- derly. RAILWAY FACILITIES.—As the re- sult of a deputation from the County Council, the London and North Western Railway Company have now included Chester in their programme of season ex- cursions from Bangor, and trips will be run to that place every Tuesday, the re- turn fare being 3s 9d. PLASTERERS STRIKE. The plaster- ers in the district, whose local society has been amalgamated with the general or- ganisation, on Wednesday made a demand upon the masters, that the average rate of wages should be 8d an hour, representing an increase of Id per hour. With one ex- ception the concession was allowed. The building trade in the district is very brisk, in consequence of the Friars Estate having been thrown: upon the market. LECTURE.—At the Penrhyn Hall, on Monday night, the Rev Owen Watkins, the well-known Wesleyan missionary, and late of Pretoria, delivered a lecture on "The Boer, the Black, and the Briton." The lecturer, who dealt with the subject in an interesting manner, resided in the TransvaaJ for nearly 20 years, and was personally acquainted with President Kruger, the late General Joubert, and General Cronje. He has also a son, who is engaged as chaplain with the forces at the front. The Mayor (Alderman J. Evan Roberts) presided, and on the pro- posal of the Rev C. Cowell, Carnarvon, seconded by the Rev J. hughes (Glanys- twyth), a vote- of thanks was accorded the lecturer. MAY DAY.—Contrary to previous years there was on May day no set procession nor distribution of prizes. The May day procession was increasing in size a»d popularity year after year, and the aban- donment of this year's procession caused some disappointment. However a very creditable display was made by the teams of the High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire (the City Steam Mills); srs Allsopps Limited (Col. Hugh Savage, V.D.); Mr John Williams, coal merchant; Mr Evan Williams, contractor; the Wigan Coal Company, the Brookhouse Dairv: Tros- canolDairV. the Comet Stores, and others. TOEH&F-HOLIDAY MOVEMENT. —In aid of the funds of the movement, a smoking concert, was held on Thursday evening at Wicklow House, Mr R. B. Watson presiding over a large attendance of members. The following sustained a capital fmisdgllaneoug programme: Messrs Lemuel Roberts, R. H. Morgan, F. Turner E. Winter, D. P. Hughes, T. Da- vies J. R- Williams (Caelleppa), W. R. and'Fred Watson, C. D. F. Humphreys, Ferguson Jones, E. Evans. As elocution- ist Mr C. D. F. Humphreys distinguished himself, his items being loudly applauded, and the other artistes acquitted them- selves in a creditable manner. Mr Fred Watson was a capable accompanist. Dur- ing the proceedings the members partook of refreshments, provided by Mrs Hughes. VOLUNTEER ATHLETIC SPORTS. The first annual athletic sports in connec- tion with the volunteer corps of the North J Wales University College were held on the ground of the cricket club on Saturday afternoon, and attracted a large number of spectators: Principal Reichel, Dr Phil- lips, and Colonel Savage officiated as judges, whilst Dr T. C. BailHe undertook the duties of time keeper. The handicap- pers were Professor Taylor Jones, Professor Winter, and Mr H. P. Ellis, with Captain Foresbier Walker as starter. The arrange- ments were carried out by a committee, of which Messrs Henry and! Woodroofe were honorary secretaries. The results were as follow:—120 yards race (handicap): 1, P. A. Mytton; 2, Lloyd Roberts; 3, W. T. Woodroofe. Putting the shot: 1, J. S. Bailie (29ft. 9in.); 2, R. J. Evans (27ft. Sin.). 100 yards open scratch race: 1, P. A. Mytton; 2, Lloyd Roberts; 3, E. T. Edmunds. High jump 1, P. A. Mytton 2, G. N. Blackshaw. One mile race (open handicap): 1, P. L. Hopkin; 2, Tudor F. Jones; 3, W. H. Cadman. 120 yards hur- dle race (scratch): 1, T. C. Henry; 2, David Jones. Half-mile race: 1, Tudor F. i Jones; 2, Griffith Jones; 3, W. J. Gri- t ffith. Throwing cricket ball: 1, E. J. Ro- berts 2, A. Mevrick. 440 yards handicap race: 1, Q. N. Blackshaw; 2, J. Lloyd Ro- berts. Siamese race 1, J. V. Humphreys and Griffith Jones; 2, O. J. Griffith and W. P. WheJdon. Tug of war: Sergeant- Major Roberts's team. Consolation race 1. M. W- Griffith. At the close of the sports the prizes were distributed to the successful competitors by Mrs Watkin Williams, wife of the Bishop of Bangor. During the pro- gress of the events a selection of music was contributect by the Bangor Volunteer Band. PENDREF CHAPEL DEBATING SO- CIETY The highly successful session of this society was auspiciously brought to a close on Monday evening when a supper was given in the schoolroom attached to the chapel. There was :a large muster of members present, over sixty sitting down to an excellent repast. The ladies who assisted at the table included Mrs Wil- liams, Victoria Park; Mrs J. Wil- liams, Mrs R. Williams, Mrs Charlotte Jones, Mrs Thomas (Ca- lleppa), Misses Jones, Farrar road; Miss Williams, Victoria Park; Misses Thomas, Caelleppa: Miss Winnie Owen Miss Wil- liams, Misses Ann E. Williams, Maggie Williams, and Gladys Williams, Upper Bangor. The tables having been cleared, a most interesting concert was gone through, those taking part being Miss Williams (Blaenau Festiniog), Miss Winnie Owen, the Rev Rowland Hughes, B.D. (who presided), and Mr H. T. Owen, the accompanist being Mr W. R. Jones. Verses bearing upon the work of the so- ciety during the session, were recited by Messrs T. Milward, Matthew Hughes (Caelleppa), Thomas Thomas, Peter Wil- liams, Ben Roberts, and William Thomas. THE LATE BISHOP OF BANGOR. On Tuesday and Wednesday last Messrs John Pritchard and Porter conducted a sale of household effects, library of books, c., at Bryn, Upper Bangor, the residence of the late Right Rev. Bishop Lloyd, deceased. Among the principal items were the fol- lowing Old painting, "The mists of Ogwen," by W. G. ShrubSole, £23; oil painting by George Wells, £ 5 water colour drawing by J. Jackson Carnock, LU; hall clock, L15; chiming clock, £13 10s; doulton vase, jE3 10s; antique oak chest, P,3 5s; maple wardrobe, £ 19 10s; mahogany wardrobe, JE12. The books were keenly competed for. Pennant's "Tours in Wales" (last edition), 16s; Meyrick's "History of Cardigan," JE2 2s 6d; the "Red Book of Hergest," £2 12s 6d; the "Book of Llan Dar," E2 7s 6d; W. Owen Pughe's Welsh- English Dictionary, 1832, JE1 7s 6d; the 1803 edition of the Sarm Dictionary, 12s 6d; the "Myvyrian Archaeology of ..ales," 3 vols., 1801, L3 15s; Welsh Dictionary to DD. Silvan Evans, RI 15s; Hengest manuscripts, jel 15s; lolo manuscripts, 1888, 17s 6d; fac-simile of the Black Book of Carmarthen, E2; Hoare's Giraldus Cam. brensus, JE3 3s Canden's Britannia, R2 2s Psalmau Dafydd by William Morgan, 15s; history and antiquities of St David's, by W. Basil Jones, D.D., RI 17s 6d; Hanes Llen- yddiaeth Cymreig, Charles Ashton, 10s 6d; Stephen's Literature of the Cymry, 14s; Mona Antique, London (dilapidated), Ll; dictionary of hymnology, £ 1; Lightfoot's Apostolic Father, JE2 2s; Llyfr Gweddi Gy- ffredin, black letter, 1664, 23 10s; "Heads of the People," by Meadows, 91. There was a large and influential attendance on both days, and the auctioneers were warm- ly congratulated on the successful result of the sale. PETTY SESSIONS.—Tuesday, before Mr J. Evan Roberts and Colonel Marshall, C.B. TRANSFERS OF LICENSES.—On the application of Mr S. R. Dew, the license of the Manchtster Arms, Upper Bangor, was transferred from John Williams to J. Rees Griffiths; on the application of Mr Thornton Jones, that of the Farmers' Arms, Glanadda, from Charles Holt to E. D. Kerr; and that of the Gwalia Stores (off "beer and winie), Lftalnfairfechan, to Henry Smith, Mr W. Huw Rowland mak- ing the application. In reply to the Bench, Dtputy Chief Constable Harris said that the superintendent of police at Llandudno, where the applicant had been employed, had ten that the police knew very little about him. Mr Row- land That I should say, is all the better for my client.—The license of the Mona Inn, Bethesda, was temporarily trans- ferred to Griffith Williams; and that of the Penybryn Inn, Llanfairfechan, to Wm. Hughes, late of the Britannia Inn, Den- bigh. CHARGE AGAia'ST A PUBLICAN.— Ellis Booth, licensee of the Black Lion Hotel, Geraizim, Llanfairfechan, was summoned for selling drink to a drunken person, there being a second summons for permitting drunkenness.—Mr S. R. Dew prosecuted on behalf of the police; Mr Huw Rowland appearing for the defence.— From the evidence it appeared that Police Constable No. 5 (Griffith) visited the house on the night of April 21st, and there found a man named Evans in a very ad- vanced state of drunkenness, and making use of bad language. When interrogated, the defendant said that Evans had only been a short time in the house, and had been supplied with but two glasses of beer. The officer followed him out, and the manner in which he conducted him- self in the roadway left no doubt as to his inebriety. Another druinken man was subsequently found on the premises; but he had not been served.—Mr Rowland submitted that the constable had greatly over-colouired the case, Evans not being drunk, but in a state of excitement and noisy.—The licensee, Evans, and other witnesses were called in support of this contention.—The Bench said there was no doubt that Evans was under the influence of drink. A fine of 10s and costs was im- posed, the license not to be endorsed.

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