lJANGOR. RAILWAY Eè\IPLOYES' Su:R.-The fifth annual supper of the railway employetook place on New Year's Day, at the Railway Hotel, Bangor, and a number of tradesmen of the town also joined .the party. An excellent repast was set before the guests by Mr and Mrs Frederick Jones. The arrangements for the feast were efficiently carried out by Mr E. Jones, the Bangor station-master, Inspector Port, and Mr Roberts, the station foreman. A most enjoyable evening was spent. TESTIMONIAL.—On Monday, a number of friends of Mr Peter Coleman, inspector for the Carnarvon- shire district of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, met atj the Bangor Police- station for the purpose of presenting that officer with a tangible testimonial of their esteem in the shape of a silver-mounted meerschaum-pipe hand- somely engraved, together with a tobacco pouch, on the occasion of his removal to Wigan. Mr Coleman has been stationed in Carnarvonshire about two years, and has won the esteem of all who have had any intercourse with him. Several speakers testi- fied to his efficient services since he has been stationed in North Wales, and the best wishes of many friends will accompany him to his new sphere. He will be succeeded in Carnarvonshire by In- spector Warren, of Liverpool. BOAltD OF GUARDIANS.—This meeting was held on Wednesday, present:—MrC. Bicknell (chairman), Lord Penrhyn, Colonel West, Rev H. D. Owen, Messrs T. Lewis, W. Eames, R. Roberts, and 0. Owens. The clerk (Mr J. Thomas) presented a return showing the comparative amount expended in out-relief during the years ended Michaelmas, 1866, and 1879 respectively. For Michaelmas, 1866 there was expended in the Carnarvonshire No. 1 dis- trict 3203Z lis 5d,an increase upon the year ended Mich- ael mas last of 31317s 5d; No. 2 Carnarvonshire district, 2392? 9s 2d, an increase of 317111s 7d Anglesey No. 1 district, 34331 8s 2d, an increase of 6581 17s 8d Anglesey district No. 2, 20791148 4d, an increase of Sll 12s Hid. The total expenditure during the year ending Michaelmas 1866 was 11,1091 3s Id for the same period in 1879, 97371 14s, showing a total de- crease of 137119s Id.—An application from the com- mittee of management of the Clio industrial training ship for a grant of money towards providing accom- modation for an additional number of boys was de- ferred for consideration by a larger number of guard- ians.—The master (Mr Owen) reported the number of inmates in the workhouse to be 92. corresraondins week last year 95; vagrants for the fortnight, 27. He reported that through the liberality of Captain Verney, Mr Dew, Mr Jarvis, Mr J. Pritchard, Mr Bayne, Mrs Evan Evans, Miss Griffith, Albert Hotel; and Mrs Dixon, the usual Christmas treat had been provided, and that Mrs Williams, Tyddyn, had re- peated her gifts of scarves and shawls for the young I inmates.
'GAZETTE' NEWS. I LIQUIDATIONS BY ARRANGEMENT OR COMPOSITION. Notices of First Meeting9. Ellis Kenrick, Argoed Hall Farm, Mold, Flint- shire,, farmer, December 23. At Albion Hotel, Chester, January 9, at 2. G. E. T. Roper, solicitor, Mold. Isaac Price, Tai'r-bont, Colwyn, grocer. December 24. At Law Association Rooms, Cook-street, Liver- pool, January 8, at 2. W. Jones, solicitor, Conway. Hugh Roberts, Marchaled, Denbighshire, farmer. December 23. At Castle Hotel, Conway, January 13, at 12. J. R. Roberts, solicitor, Llangefni. Mary Borlace Roberts, Conway, draper and milliner. December 24. At Albion Hotel, Chester, January 19, at 2. S. L. Jones, solicitor, Cook-street, Liverpool. William Roberts, Factory, Dolwyddelen, Carnar- vonshire, woollen manufacturer. December 23. At Queen's Hotel, jFestiniog, January 8, at 1. G. H. Ellis, solicitor. Festiniog, John Richard Williams, trading as J. & R. Wil- liams, Middlesborough, draper and milliner. De- cember 15. At Jackson and Jackson's, solicitors, Middlesborough, January 7, at 11. TRUSTEES APPOINTED. John Jones (liquidation), Pentre, butcBer. Trustee, W. J. Powell, Pontypridd, accountant. John J. Jones (liquidation), Llanberis, grocer. Trustee, J. Price, 26; North John-street, Liverpool, accountant. John-Pritchard (liquidation), C'xrnarvon, victualler and master mariner. Trustee, H. Seymour, Chester, wine merchant. Richard Roberts (liquidation), Pectre Ucha', Denbighshire, farmer. Trustee, R. Jones, Llanrwst, auctioneer. LAST DAY F03- LOD&ISTG CL AUCS, Maurice Evans (liquidation), Dylife, Montgomery- shu'e, grocer and innkeeper. Claims by December 31 to R. Jones, Maeiigwyn-street, Machynlleth, flour agent. DISSOLUTIONS CF PARTNERSHIP. Jones and Roberts, TaJysarn,. Carnarvonshire, slate shippers and slate merchaats. Decem br W. Debts by John Hughes. Watkin, Williams, and Jones, Festiniog, Merioneth- shire and Portmadoc, Pwllheli and Clenneney Mills, Carnarvonshire, millers and corn merchants. Decem- ber 3. Williams and Griffiths, late Griffiths and Williams, Carnarvon, slate cutters. November 6. Debts by Jennet Williams. 1HNDING UP OF PUTJIIC COMPANIES. VOLUNTARY WINBINSS UP. Bettwsycoed Gas and Coke Company Limited. Resolutions passed November 26 That the com- pany be wound up;" That J. Prescott, Tue Brook, Liverpool, be liquidator." Hendreforgan Colliery Company, Limited. Re- solutions passed December 9 :—" That the company be wound up; 07 That J. V. Yonge, be liquidator." Newspaper Publishing Company Limited. Re- solution passed December 5 :—"That the company be wound up That A. L. Lewis, 35, Colfebrooke- row, accountant, be liquidator."
DENBIGH. EARLY LAmD,An ewe belonging to Mr John Story, Coppy farm, gave birth to, t wo healthy lambs on Saturday last. HEAVY STORM.—On Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon last, a gale of wind from the south-west, accompanied with very heavy showers of rain, passed over this district. Beyond the blowingùown of old bees, And the unloosing, of tiles and. slates, no damage appears to have been. done. THE INFIRMARY BALL.—The total receipts at this ball amounted to lIIl 5s id, of which 43t,35 Sd were donations, and 681 Is 7d per admission. The amount of donations included the following sums received since the ball night, vis;, the Hon. Kenneth Howard- 20s, Lady Louisa Cotes, 7s 6d. The ex- f penses were 39113s 7d, leaving 7 1111 s 6cL to go to t the funds of the charity. THE MARKET was very well attended cn Wed- nesday. Wheat and barley of good quality sold well, but secondary samples wsBe difficult to move. New oats had a slow sale. The samples of .beans on offer were damp and sold at reduced rates. Wheat fetched from Itti 6d to 16s 6d a hobbet; barl-ey from 9s to 13s new oats 6s 6d to 7s 6d;»old oats 10g to lis, and beans Ms to 14s 6d. SOCIETY FOB. THE PROSECUTION OF FELONS.— There are in Denbigh two societies the avowed object of which is the prosecution of felons and malefactors. The fact that the members of these societies do nothing much besides sating their annual dinner speaks well for. the law-abiding habits of the population. Orie of these societies met at the King's Arms Inn,. Vale-strest, on Friday evening, the 26th inst., on the occasion of the annual dinner. Mr J. P. Lewis presided, and there was a fair attendance of members. Several brief aMresses were delivered, and an excellent dinner was heartily enjoyed. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR THOISAS Foui. s. —The sincerity of the esteem an-i deep regard in which the late Mr Thomas Foulkes, of Graig, was held by his fellow townsmen was amply shown by the large number of persons who followed his re- mains to the grave on Friday in last week. Among these who attended the funeral were the mayor (Mr E. T. Jones), the ex-mayor (Mr Thomas G ae), and the great majority of the prominent residents.. The in- terment took place at Henllan, where a very im- pressive funeral service was gone through. The funeral procession was one of the largest seen in the town for many years. The deceased gentleman was but fifty-one years of age. His aged mother was too ill to attend the funeral. ST. ASAPH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY, JANUARY I sT.-Prosent Air Bro-w ni Dw Wynne (chairman), Mr P. P. Pennant, Mr James Kerfoot, Mr W. M, Clarke, Mr P. W. Yorke, Mr John Knowles, Mr T. G. Dixon, Mr Wm. Bell, Mr IL J. Sisson, Mr Joseph Lloyd, Mr Vaughan, Mr Matthews, Mr John Roberts (Gieinas), the Rev W.E. Jones. STATISTICAL. Balance due to the treasurer^531/; paid in out- relief 274/. The number of vagrants relieved during | the fortnight had been 59, as compared with 26 in the corresponding period last year. The number of inmates was 154, as compared with 120 last year. CKRISnaiAS GUTS for the inmates in great numbers and variety had beon received from different ladies and gentlemen residing in the city ani vicinity. —A vote of thanks was passed to the donors., THE VALUATION OY ABERGELE. The chairman read the result of a vestry meeting which had been held at Abergele, to protest against the unjust, illegal, irregular, and inaccurate" valuation oi the parish. It was stated that the ratepayers of the town intended to appeal at the forthcoming quarter sessions against the valuation. Mr Yoske said it was evident thai the guardians had acted in an illegal manner. The chairman said the committee had done the best they could with the valuation of the different parishes. The income-tax collector had pounced down upon the householders and property owners as the result of the unfair and illegal valuation. The valuations of all the parishes ought to have taken effect on the same day. Mr Pennant moved that the guardians should put in an ap-pee.ranee in answos to the appeal. He justified the action of the assessment committee. Mr Bell seconded the proposition which was carried unanimously. Mr Gold Edwards, Denbigh, was the solicitor chosen to appear for the guardians, and a com- mittee was appointed to instruct him. THE ABERGELE RELIEVING OFFICER. A letter was read from Mrs Roberts, wife of the Abergele relieving officer, statmg that he had had a paralytic stroke, and was permanently disabled from further service. The writer asked for the usual superannuation allowance.-The resignation of Mr slg Roberts was tendered and received, and it was de- cided to advertise for a fresh officer at a saJary of 70l a year. Mr Roberts has been receiving 851 a year. The question of superannuation will come on 1 at the next meeting.
I BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS I BIRTHS. I Edwards—Dec 28, at Cefn Rectory, near St. Asaph, (ft? wife of the Rev Daniel Edwards, of a daughter. Edwards—Dec 27, at 13, Grierson-street, Liverpool, ft wife of William Edwards, of a son. Evans-Dee 25, at Stanley Dairy, Prescot-road, Livar1 pool, the wife of William Evans, of a daughter. EvaM-Dec 28, at Manchester House, Barmoutb, tile wife of John Evans, of a son. Jacob—Dec 27, at the Grove, Somerville, Seacombew Cheshire, the wife of Percy Jacob, of a daughter. Jones—Dec 24, at 23,. Upper Baker-street, Liverpool the wife of William Jones, of a son—stillborn. Matthews—Dec 26, at Holvrood House, Llandudno, tha ky wife of Joseph Matthews, of a daughter. Morgan—Dec 28, at 55, St. John's-road, Bootle, Liver- pool, the wife of T. Morgan, of a son. Parry—Dec 23, the wife of Mr William Parry, relieving officer, 3, George-street, Llanrwst, of a son. Phillips-Dee 27, at 33, Wellington-terrace, Liverpool, the wife of James Phillips, of a daughter. Roberts—Dec 28, at 8, Peet-street, Liverpool, the wife of John Roberts, of a son. Williams—Dec 22, at 68, Russell street, Liverpool, the wife of John T. Williams, of a son. Williams—Dec 26, the wife of Joseph Williams, 14% North Hill-street, Liverpool, of a son. Williams—Dec 22, at 253, Sootland-road, Liverpool, the wife of T. H. Williams, of a son. MARRIAGES. Bo,ys-Alills-Dee 25, at St. Mary's, Kirklale, Liver- pool, by the Rev C. A. Carter, William Boys to Mary Ann Mills. Bailey-Thompson Dee 25, at St. David's Welsh Church, Brownlow-hill, Liverpool, by the Rev E. T. Davies, James Bailey to Bessie Georgina Thomp- son. I)nnbar-Morris-Dee 25 at St. Mary's, Kirkdale, Liverpool, by the Rev C. A. Carter, Roderick James Dunbar to Jane Morris. Davies—Jones—Dec 27 by license, at Moriah Chapel, Carnarvon, by the Rev R. 0. Williams, Dinorwic, and Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr Richard Davies, Braich- poeth, to Miss Jane Jones, Ysgoldy—both of Dinor- wic, Llanddeiniolen. wl Davies—M 'Intyre — Dec 25, at Brunswick Chapel, Moss -street, Liverjxx>l, by the Rev R. W. Starr, Wm. J. Davies to Jane M'Intyre. Evans -St:mley-Dee 25, at Holy Trinity Church, Hoy- lake, by the Rev J. Yolland, George Isaac, second son of Captain Robert Evans, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of the late Stephen Stanley—both of Hoy- lake. Edwards—Owen—Dec 29, at the Welsh Presbyterian Chapel. Chatham stree', by the Rev Owen Jones, Edward, third son of John Edwards, Wellington-road, Wavertree, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late David Owen. of Liverpool. Evans—Hughes—Dec 25, at Great Mersey-street, Inde- pendent Chapel, Liverpool, bv the Rev J. Ogmore Davie, George, eldest son of Evan Evans, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Thomas Hughes. Hart -E(Iwards -I)ee z5, at St. Peter's, Everton, Liver- pool, by the Rev S. B. Sutton, B.A., Thomas Hart to Mary Edwards.. Humphreys—J ones—Dec 23, at. the registrar s office Portmadoc, by Mr R. Parry, registrar, Mr William Humphreys, Penybryn, to Miss Jane Jones, Smith- street-both of Beddgelert. Hughes—Davies—Dec 24, by license, at the Calvinistie Methodist Chapel, Bala, by the Rev Evan Peters, Bala, Mr G. R. Hughes, Cwmtirmynach Board School, to Miss Kate Davies, Prys Mawr, Llanuwch- llyn. Jonea—Hughes—Dec 24, by license, at Cae Athraw Chapel, by the Rev John Williams, Siloh, Carnarvon, Mr John Jones, Cefnygof, to Miss Mary Ann Hughes, Chapel House, Cae Athraw. Jones—Williams—Dec 31, at St. David's WelshChurch, Brownlow-hill, Liverpool, by the Rev E. T. Davies, Samuel Jones to Ann Williams. Kinsley-Edwards-Dee 25, at St. Mary's, Kirkdale, Liverpool, by the Rev T. Major Lester, John Kinsley to Hannah Edwards. Lewis—Williams—Dec 23, at the registrar's office, Car- narvon, by Mr W. it. Whiteside, Mr Daniel Lewis, Snowdon-street, to Miss Margaret Williams, Bangor- street-both of Portdicorwic. Meredith—Edwards—Dec 24, at Salem, Pwllheli, by the Revs D. E. Davies, and H. Hughes, Gellidara, in the presence of Mr E. T. Griffith, registrar, Mr John Meredith to Miss Catherine Edwards—both of Rhyd- yclafdy. MacLagan-Bate-Dee 23, at St. Mark's Church, Con- nah's Quay, Flintshire, by the Venble. Archdeacon Smart, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev Thomas Williams, M.A.. John Alexander Sinclair MacLagan, of Glenquiech, Forfarshire, to Anna .Maria, third daughter of the lste Edward Bate, of Kelsterton, Flintshire. Owens-Butler-Dee 27, at the Tabernacle, Bangor, by, the Rev John Williams-, in the presence of Mr John Pritchard, registrar, Mr Evan Owens, Menai Foun- dry, to Miss Butler, Pendref, High-street-both of Bangor. Parry—Davies—Dec 28, at St. David's Welsh Church, Brownlow-hill, Liverpool, by the Rev E. T. Davies. Robert Parry to Elizabeth Davies. Pritchard^—Parry—Dec 26, at Dinas Chapel, Llangefioi, by the Rev J. Donne, Mr Robert Pritchard, Snowdon- street, Penygroes, to Miss Wilhelmina Parry, Bryniau Llithrig, Valley. Roberts-Jones-Dee 19, at the New Tabernacle, Holy- head, by the Rev William Lloyd, Mr Hugh Robeits, Baptist: street, Holyhead, to Miss Mary Jones6 Gwyddelyn, Llanfechell. Rowlands-Roberts-Dee 27, at Dinas Chapel, Llan- gefni, by the Rev J. Donne, Mr Hugn Rowlands, Cwm, Llandrygarn, to Miss Ellen Roberts, Penrhyn, Llechylehed. Rowlands—Roberts—Dec 12, at Peniel Chapel, Tre- madoc, by the Rev D. Williams and Mr R._Parry, registrar, Mr John Rowlands, Ynysgain, Criccieth, to Miss Catherine Roberts, Glanymorfa-terrace, Ynys- cynhaiarn. Roberts—Williams—Dec 20 by license, at the registrar's office, Carnarvon, by Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr John Griffith Roberts, Tyddyn y Felin, Llanddeiniolen, to Miss Ellen Williams Carreg y Fraa, Llanrug. Rose—Davies—Dec 25, at Walton Church, by the Rev J. Pulliblank, curate, George Rose to Ellen Davies both of Liverpool. Williams—Owen—Dec 26, by license, at Dinas Chapel, Llangefni, by the Rev R. Jones (C.), (Trebor Mech- ain), Thomas Williams, Regent House, to Sophia Owen, third daughter of the late Mr William Owen, Parys House—both of Amlwch. Williams-J ones Doo 26, by license, at Zion Chapel, Penmorfa, by the Rev D. Williams, Tremadoc, and Mr R. Parry, registrar, Mr W. Williams, school- master, Penmorfa, to Miss Jane Jones, Bwlchyfed- wen, daughter of Mr Thomae Jones, late stewart of Rhosydd, Festiniog. Williams—Roberts—Dec 31, at St. David's Welsh I Church, Brownlow-hill, by the Rev E. T. Davies, Robert Williams to Margaret Roberts, N, ewborough, Anglesey. „ Yardley—Nightingale—Dec 29, at the registrar s omce, Carnarvon, Mr Thomas Yardley, Bank-street, Car- narvon, to Miss- Alice Nightingale, 14, Gresham- street, Manchester. DEATHS. Davies-Dee 30, aged 38 yeaes, Edward Davies, late of 12, Mount Veraon-road, Liverpool. Ellis Dee 13 after a long. and painful illness Eliza- beth, the belesad wife of the Rev W. Ellis, Bedd- gdert. &fd. Dec 22, at Pemhos, Festiniog, very suddenly, Mr Evan Edwards, aud brother of the Rev W. Ed- wards, Aberdare. Lvans-Dee 1&, at Penachain, near Pwllheli, aged 42 years, Mr David Evans, son of the late Alderman Evan Evans, Caeaugwynion. Haslam-Dee 20, at Southport, Lucy, relict of the late John R. Haslam, Carreg Bran, Llanfair, Anglesey, aged 75 years. Hughes—Dec 2L, at Greenheys, Manchester, in his 81st year, Richard Hughes, formerly of Beaumaris. Humphreys?—Dec 28, aged 22 years, at his father's house, John, son of Mr Robert Humphreys, shoe maker, Pwllheli v Ingram-Dec 23, aged 28 years, Mr David Ingram, 19, Camden-street, Birkenhead, fermerly of Llanerfyl, Montgomei yahire. Jones—Dec 22, at Tanygrisian, Festiniog, Mr Evan. Jones, draper. Jones-Nov 20, at Columbus, Ohio, a suffering for seven years and two months, of consumption, Mr Daniel S. Jones, aged 53 years. He was bom at Cerrigllwydion, near Bethania, Cardiganshire, South Wales, Jones-Dee 28, Margaret, widow of the late Johl1 Jones, of Upper Brook street, Manchester, No cards. Jones—Dec 26, at 23, Upper Baker-street, Liverpool, aged 34 years, Mary, the wife of William fourth daughter of William Wilkins011) s p?!" J Jones-Dec 27, aged 5 years, Edward, son of Richard Jones, the Green, Tarbock, near • 1 • Lewis-Dec 28, at Rossett; D^Wghshire, in his 84th year, John M. Lswis, late of Madeira. Morris--Dec 14, aged! miaVi Morris, Exmouth-staeet, Birkenhead s and daughter of Mr R. W. Evans, Carneddi-road, Beth- esda., near Bangar. p,?Hhtlr)ecr a^aged 4 months, John Robert, the be- loved ch Id of Edward and Catherine Pugh, 59, High- street Portsa adoe. Prys-Dec 22, aged 79 years after a short illness, Mra Ann Prys, Prysdyrus, Llanddeiniolen. Roberts-Dee 22, aged 70 years, at London House, Fes- tiniog, Mr Morris Roberts, formerly of Hatod Fawr. ltoberts-Dee 4, aged 45 years, Mr R. Roberts, 'Rallt, Llangaffo. Roberts—Nov 3, at. Sunny South, Placer Co., Cali- fornia. David T. Roberts, second son of Evan Roberts, Esq., Brynwhodog, Berriew, Montgomeryshire, South Wales, aged 38 years. & J Dec 26, at Bodfal Fawr, near Pwllheli, aged w years, Mr John Roberts. On the 25th Dec, Mr Evan Roberts, the youngest son, aged 20 years, at the same place. Thomas—Dec 26, at 3L Smollett-street, Liverpool, aged 56 years, John Thomas. WillIams-Dee 17, aged 42 years, after a long and severe illness, Mrs Williams, the beloved wife of W. M. Williams, Esq., Pentremawr, Dyffryn ArdlldWf. I W i) liams-Dee 13, aged 67 years, Mr Thomas Williams, 1 Waen Rythallt, Llanddeiniolen. f Williams-Dee 30, at 41, Portland-place, Everton, Li- verpool, aged 5 months, George Cassidy, son of P. J. Williams. NV ilEams-Dec 17, in her 43rd year, Mary Anne, wife of William Williams, §, Handlith-villas, Barmouth.
CARNARVON. NANTLLE VALE DRAINAGE.-We understand that, two or three of the landowners intend opposing this bill now before Parliament if proceeded with. A CLEAN SHEET.—The mayor and ex-mayor (Messrs L. Lewis, and W. P. Williams), attended the borough court on Monday, but found there was no business to be transacted. DINNER TO THE CURATES OF CARNARVON.—On Friday evening last the curates of the parish of Car- narvon, sat down with a few friends to a capital lepast, which had been provided for them by Mr John Lloyd, of the Prince of Wales Hotel. The party numbered about a dozen, and a verv enjoyable evening was spent. THE WEATHER.—Very heavy gales have visited Carnarvon and the neighbourhood during the week. The weather along the Menai Straits has been most boisterous; several vessels dragged anchors, ';but having been taken to places of safety no casualties are to be reported. Chimney tops, walls, and trees bave been blown down by the severe gales, which raged for six or seven days almost without inter- mission. CHRISTMAS TREAT.—In accordance with the annual custom of the ancient family of Coed Helen, the servants and their families were enter- tained to a sumptuous dinner,prepaxed by Miss Islop. In the evening an entertainment was held in the servant's hall. After the programme of song and reading by Miss M. W. Jones, Miss K. Williams, Mr Bullock and' others, had been gone through, Hearty cheers were given for Mr Rice William Thomas, who that day had shown his good feeling towards them. MAGISTRATES' MEETING.—The court was held on Satwrday, before Capt Wynn Griffith, and Messrs E. G. Powell, and J. P. de Winton.—Hugh Wil- liams, Waenfawr, for allowing his horse to stray on the highway, was fined 5s and costs; William Jones, Llanllyfni, 5s and costs for drunkenness; David Roberts, Talysam, 5s and costs, for obstructing the highway; and John Roberts, Llanfaglan, 40s and costs, for illegally catching salmon in the River Gwyrfai. A SCHOOL-HOUSE AT CLYNNOG- STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.—On Tuesday morning,at seven o'clock,a thunderstorm occurred, during which the lightning struck the chimney of the school-house, which is under the care of the Rev John Evans, B.A., smash- ing the chimney and throwing it on the house roof, causing the same to be greatly damaged. To all ap- pearance, the electric fluid ran from the chimney through the gable end of the building, as there is a rent in it down to the basoment. The Rev Mr Evans at the time was in bed,and it can be conjectured that he felt alarmed at what occurred, and was thankful for miraculously escaping with his life. CHURCH DECORATIONS.—St. Mary's Church, Car- narvon, was very tastefully decorated under the superintendence of Miss M. K. Humphreys, Royal Hotel, assisted by the following ladies:—Miss Owen. Northgate-street; Miss Janet Rowlands, Market- street; Misses Roberts, Glandwr; Miss S. Owen, Harbour Office; and Miss Evans, Shirehall-street. The following gentlemen rendered efficient services: —Messrs R. R. Williams, J. P. Gregory, William Jones, H. Owen, J. Jones, their worthy curate, the Rev R. P. Hughes, B.A., and Dr Owen. The altar Screen, the pulpit, and desk deserve special mention for the taste displayed in decorating them, and the beautiful effect which they had on the eye. NEW YEAR MOVEMENTS—THS SOUP KITCHEN, &c.-The charities of Christmas being now over, it is hoped that the spirit which prompted them, which, wisely directed, is at once the true patriotism and best policy will be continued in the New Year, stimulated, not exhausted, by its recent exercise. The mayor of the town, Mr L. Lewis, has set an excellent example by his generous and judicious New Year distribution of meat to the deserving poor; and as the ladies' committee are, we understand, making arrangements to re-open the soup kitchen on Tuesday, the 13th inst., we hope their efforts will receive such support as may enable them to carry out their useful work. Mr Assheton Smith has, we learn, with pleasure, repeated his gift of last winter, namely, 5l to the fund, and, we trust, the subscrip- tion lists opened in the various banks will soon show that our townspeople do not require a personal application to be made to them for their aid, but that out of gratitude to the Providence that has placed them above want, they will freely give to those who thankfully accept such help as is afforded by public and private benevolence. Two ladies, committee meetings have already taken place, but have not, we learn, been well attended, owing, doubtless, to the pressure of Christmas business; but, we hope, the next meeting, on Thursday, the 8th inst., will prove by its goodly gathering of ladies that our gentlewomen are not weary of well-doing, but, to use a homely technicality, are quite willing to do their share to keep the pot boiling," and the "Wolf from the door. CAERSALEM TEA PARTY, &c.-The Baptists or:the town their annual tea party and literary meeting at Caersalem chapel on Christmas Day. The tea tables were given by the following persons:—Mrs Price, Segontium-terrace, and Mr John Evans, Pool-street; Mrs Joseph Roberts, Pool-street; Mrs Jones, Twthill Tea Mart; Mrs Davies, Twthill; Mrs Evans, New- street; Mrs Morris, Garnon-street; Mrs Williams, Pool-street; and Misses Morris, Garnon-street. In the evening the literary meeting was held under the presidency of the Rev Owen Davies, the minister, and the conductorship of Mr David Thomas, relieving officer. Parts were taken in the proceedings, and prizes won by the following:—Mr W. Williams, Holy well-terrace Messrs G. Dorkin and D. Jones, Mr John Owen, Mr D. Jones, Master Owen Jones, Master John Griffith, choir, under the leadership of Mr Richard Williams, Garnon-street, Miss Catherine Williams, Holy well-terrace; Mr John Owen, Garnon- street; R. Jones, Mr John Owen, Chapel-street; choir under leadership of Mr John Cotterall; Mr John E. Jones, Tliomas-street; Mr Richard Jones, "Post-office; Mr John S. Morgan, New-street; Mr John Jones, Post-office; and Mr W. Jones, Seiont Turnpike Gate. The adjudicators were the Rev H. C. Williams, Corwen; Mr Humphrey Williams, Pool- street. Accompanist, Mr John H. Williams. Secre- tary, Mr Robert Jones, .Bangor-street. THE POST OFFICE TREAT.—The staff employed at the post office, numbering nineteen, op New Tear's Eve, had their annual reunion, at the invitation of Mr Chenery, the post-master, and Mrs Chenery. It is needless to state that the repast was of an excellent character, and that the men of letters and electricity enjoyed themselves to their hearts' content, as all would wish such useful public servants to do. The hostess, assisted by Miss Rosa Meadows, took great pains to make all present as comfortable as possible. Supper over, a well- arranged programme was gone through, starting with a neat address by the host. The rest was as follows :-Original poetical address by Mr J. D. Jones; solo by Mr W. Roberts instrumental duett, Messrs J. Rowlands and G. Williams; reading, Mr W. Robinson Jones; solo, Mr Thomas Jones; instrumental solo, Mr E. Hughes; solo, Mr R. Jones (Meigant) reading, Mr T. W. Fergus; instrumental solo, Mr J. Rowlands; solo, Mr J. Roberts; recita- tion, Mr Chenery; solo, Mr J. D. Jones; speech, Mr Lewis Jones; song, Mr Robert Morgan; selections of old Welsh tunes by a party. A very pleasant evening was heartily enjoyed. CHURCH LITERARY MEKTING.—The Church held a literary meeting at the National School on Thurs- day evening, under the chairmanship of the Rev T. L. Jones. The following were the winners of the various prizes:—Essays, Misses A. Hope and L. Williams, Messrs John Jones, Thomas Morris, and O. Owens; recitations, Misses Catherine Isaac, J. Lizzie Morris, Esther Hughes, Jane Williams, M. E. Jones, Ellen Hughes, Esther Hughes, Messrs John Richardson, John Morris, W. Hugh Jones, Ernest Pugh; readings, Misses Jane Hughes, Jane Jones, Mesgrs Ernest Pugh. T. Williams, Owen Ellis, Evan Davies; translations, Miss Hughes, Mr William Jones; music, St. Mary's choir, under leadership of Mr J. Henry Hope; Twthill Church choir, under leadership of Mr William Williams; St. Mary's juvenile choir, under leadership of Mr Robert Thomas; Miss Margaret Jones, Mr Rowland Hughes, Mr Thomas Harris and party, Mr J. H. Hope and party, Mr W. Williams, Miss M. Ellen Roberts, and Mr Rowland Rowlands; poetry, Messrs John Jones and J. 0. Evans; stocking-knitting, Miss Rose Mc'Carter. The adjudicators were Mrs Evans, Vicarage; Mrs Sampson, Tower House Revs Canon Williams, Llanfaelog; W. Edwards, Llanberis; 0. Evans, Bangor; D. L. Lewis, Rhostryfan M. Jones, Holyhead; Messrs E. W. Thomas, Bangor; W. Lewis (Gwilym Berw); secretaries, Rev H. Roberts and Mr John Rees. CHRISTMAS TREE AND BAZAAR.—The annual Christmas tree and bazaar were held at the Guild Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday last; and although the weather was most unfavourable, we are glad to report a successful financial result. The stalls, five in number, were presided over by the following, assisted each evening by a large staff of ladies and (1 gentlemen connected with the four churches:—No. 1.—Miss Evans, Vicarage; Miss K. Rimmer, Bryn Peris; Miss Humphreys, Miss Lloyd, Miss Bowen, Miss Harding, Miss Morris. No. 2.—The Misses De Winton, Misses Sampson, Miss Williams, Miss De Burgh. No. 3.-Miss Thomas, Vicarage. No. 4 consisted of a large shoe filled with dolls (in the midst of which was seated the little daughter of Mr Paxton Harding, Bronala, dressed to represent the old woman who lived in a shoe "), and was under the charge of the Misses Bugbird. The Misses -George, Roberts, and Owen distributed the articles from the tree-a beautiful fir presented by Mr 'Whitehead, Glangwna. The refreshment stall was under the able management of Mrs Newton, Sunny- side, assisted by the Misses Newton, Roberts, and Johnson. The Revs Jones, Hughes, Roberts, Owen, and Owen Evans, Bangor, also assisted in the dis- posal of the goods, which differed from those generally collected on such occasions, consisting principally of china and electro articles. Special mention should, however, be made of a mantel- valance exhibited on No. 1 stall, worked and pre- sented by Miss Harding, Bronala. The amount realised was 11 ot. ESTABLISHMENT OF A MUSICAL ASSOCIATION FOR W ALES. On Monday, a meeting of Welsh musicians was held in the Guild Hall, fcr the pur- pose of establishing a musical association for Wales. There were present: The Rev E. Stephen (Tany- marian), Dr Joseph Parry (Pencerdd America), the Rev T. L. Jones, B.A., Carnarvon, Messrs D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac.. E. W. Thomas, Bangor, J. H. Roberts (Pencerdd Gwynedd), W. Jarrett Roberts (Pencerdd Eifion), H. Davies, Rev P. W. Jones, Penygroes, Eos Llechid, Messrs H. Williams and J. Williams, Castle- square W. J. Williams, Bridge-street; W. Hayden, Carnarvon; 0. Griffith (Eryr Eryri), J. Roberts, Steam Mills, Portmadoc; R. Lewis, Carnarvon; W. D. Jones, Llanllyfni; W. S. Jones, Penrhyndeu- draeth; Elias Hughes, Colwyn Bay; D. R. Griffith (Granvillefab), J. W. Jones, &c.-The Rev E. Stephen was elected chairman of the meeting, and Mr D. Jenkins secretary.—Letters were read from Mr E. Creigfryn Edwards, Garth, Ruabon, Alaw Ddu, Owain Alaw, Mr 0.0. Roberts, and others, regretting their inability to be present, and promising support to the movement.—It was decided that it (the asso- ciation) should be called "Association of Musicians." —The Rev E. Stephen was elected president for the year, and Dr Parry vice-president; Mr J. Richards (Isalaw), the secretary for North Wales; Mr J. Thomas, Llanwrtyd, the secretary for South Wales; Mr J. Roberts, Portmadoc, the treasurer. The following gentlemen were appointed to draw up a code of rules:—For South Wales, Alaw Ddu, Mr D. Jenkins, and Eos Morlais; for North Wales, Eos Llechid, Mr J. R. Roberts, and the Rev P. W. Jones-the officers to be ex-officio.-In the evening, there was held another meeting, at which papers were read-one from Owain Alaw, others by Dr Parry, Eos Llechid, and Isalaw. Several gentlemen were appointed to read papers at the next meeting.— Thanks were returned to Dr Parry for presiding over this meeting, and to the mayor for granting the use of the hall. WATCHNIGHT.— On New Year's Eve, the Welsh Wesleyans of this town, held the annual watchnight meeting. There was a very numerous attendance. The proceedings were under the chairmanship of Mr John Thomas, Market-street. The first portion of the meeting was in the nature of a sacred concert. Having opened with a congregational tune, the choir, which was under the leadership of Mr Humphrey Williams, rendered Molwch vr Ar- glwydd." The remainder of the programme was as follows:—Solo, Thou shalt break them," Mr J. S. Morris, National School; carol, Miss A. Williams and party; solo, From mighty kings," Miss Jones, R.A.M.; requiem, Wyla Cymru am ei dewrion," the choir; solo, "Nazareth," Mr David Jones, High- street song, Y Gardotes Fach," Miss Jones; duett, The Lord is a man of war," Messrs W. Parry and J. S. Morris anthem, Ti 0 Dduw," the choir; solo, Comfort ye my people," and Every valley," Mr J. S. Morris; carol, Miss Williams and party; song, Angels ever bright and fair," Miss Jones chorus, "Then he arose," the choir. There were several calls for an encore, especially in the case of Miss Jones and Mr Morris, but the rule of not allowing recalls was strictly adhered to. Mr J. Williams, Castle-square (son of the leader), who has acted as organist in this chapel for a great number of years, was the accompanist on the present occasion, and discharged his duties with great ability. The latter part of the meeting, up to midnight, was occupied with the delivery of an appropriate discourse by the Rev H. Hughes, Birkenhead.—The proceeds go to- wards the chapel fund.—On Thursday, preaching services were held throughoat the day in Ebenezer chapel, when the Revs H. Hughes, Birkenhead, and J. Hughes, Coedpoeth, officiated. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—On Tuesday last, the yearly meeting ot the Carnarvon District of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, M.U., was held at the Vestry Room of Salem Chapel, Carnarvon. The P.G.M., Mr Cadwaladr Davies, Menai Bridge, was in the chair; P.D.G.M., Mr John D. Jones, at the Post-office, Car- narvon, in the vice chair; and the P.C.S., Mr John G. Jones, Carnarvon. The following P.P.G.M.'s were present as deputies, viz.:—Loyal Arvon Lodge, Pwll- helli, Mr R. A. Priehard; Loyal Menai Lodge, Car- narvon, Mr William D. Edwards; Loyal Menai Bridge Lodge, Anglesey, Mr Owen T. Owen (Menai- wyson) Loyal Prince of Wales Lodge, Bangor, Mr John Ellis Loyal Prince Edward Lodge, Carnarvon, Mr John Morris; Loyal Prince Llewelyn Lodge, Aberffraw, P.G. Thomas Jones; Loyal Madryn Lodge, Nevin, Mr H. Davies, secretary; Loyal Reifl Lodge, Llanaelhaiarn, Mr William Thomas, secretary; Loyal Penrhyn Lodge, Bethesda, Mr E. Philip Williams, P.G. Loyal Princess Alexandra Lodge, Bangor, Mr Jacob Cooper, P.G.; Loyal Snowdon Lodge, Llan- beris, Mr Richard Jones, secretary; Loyal Bulkeley Lodge, Beaumaris, Mr Griffith Williams, secretary Loyal Mona Lodge, Llanercbymedd, Mr John Jones, N.G.; Loyal Uwch Llifon Lodge, Penygroes, Llan- llyfni, being only opened in July last, was not repre- sented at the meeting. Mr Richard Humphreys, Anglesey Arms Hotel, Menai Bridge, who is a P.P.G.M. of the above district, and one of the truest of Oddfellows, was also present. There being a va- cancy through death in the trusteeship of the dis- trict, Mr R. Humphreys was with great acclamation elected to fill the vacancy. The A.M.C. having passed a new rule with regard to the initiation fee, there is now a convenient opportunity for ynung men from 16 years of age to 27, to be admitted into the Order, the above district having adopted the new scale. Also, from henceforth, members can receive funeral money for a second wife by paying a trifling extra contributions monthly. A widow can also, at the death of her husband, assure, by certain payments, for the sum of 51 to be paid to her relatives at her death. Bro. John Morris, in appropriate terms, proposed that the present P.G.M. Mr C. Davies, be presented with a beautiful illustrated form of certificate, handsomely framed, for the un- tiring and energetic manner in which he had ful- filled the duties of the D.G.M. and P.P.G.M.'s chairs. This was seconded by Bro. John Ellis, and carried with the prolonged cheers of the brethren. Mr John D. Jones was elected unopposed to the P.G.M.'s chair for the next year; and P.G. Joseph Bonnah, Bangor, to the P.D.G.M.'s chair. After the proceedings were over the brethren adjourned to the Palace Refresh- ment Rooms, 22, Palace-street, to partake of a good and substantial dinner prepared for the occasion by Bro. William D. Edwards. After the removal of the cloth, the usual loyal toasts were given. The healths of the Officers of the Order, and the Officers of the above district were also given by the chairman, and host and hostess were warmly thanked for the excel- lent repast they had provided. PRESENTATIONS.—On Tuesday evening, at the Twthill schools, very interesting presentations were made, the first being to Mr J. Watts, so well-known in these parts for years as leader and teacher of brass bands; and the second to Mr Henry Ensor, a sergeant in the 3rd Rifle Volunteers, on the occasion of his marriage and in appreciation of the great in- terest he has taken in the corps for a long period. The presentations, on behalf of the subscribers, were made by Capt Owen Thomas in a well-delivered speech. The presentation to Mr J. Watts consisted of an illuminated address, prepared on behalf of the band, by Mr Emmes, Liverpool, and encased in a magnificent gilt frame. The address, which was as follows, will explain the circumstances under which it was presented:— DEFENCE NOT DEFIANCE. c Head Quarters, Carnarvon, Christmas, 1879. To Mr John Watts. "DEAR Sin,The band of the Third Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteers being desirous of conveying to you some token of their esteem for you personally, as well as their appreciation of your efforts for the band's efficiency, have resolved to do so in the form of an address. They consider that they only do you justice in acknowledging the general popularity which you have secured by the display of courtesy to all with whom you have come in contact, com- bined with zeal for the band's efficiency and at- tention to its welfare. They wish to assure you that their desire is to support you in every way, and that they shall always regard with pleasure your leader- ship, which they have learned to value, and which they hope may long continue. In requesting your acceptance of this address, which is of but trifling value in itself, they beg to assure that it is not in- tended to represent the extent of their esteem or regard for you. It. is simply intended as a written expression of the r goodwill and friendship towards you, and of the feelings with which you are de- servedly regarded. They sincerely trust you may be spared for many years to come in the enjoyment of good health and' the prosperity which they so heartily wish you.—Signed, on behalf of the band, Owen Thomas, captain commander; C, A. Jones, captain; Charles H. Rees, lieutenant; Richard D. Williams, lieutenant; William Paynter, lieutenant; E. Davies, bugle major; H. Ensor, band sergeant; Robert Humphreys, James Jones, Henry Beale, Cornelius Peters, D. Parry, R. Williams, R. Roberts." Mr Watts replied by stating that the presentation was as unexpected as it was gratifying. He had no idea till he accidentally saw the address that any such movement had been set on foot. However, he greatly valued the display of good-feeling, and would always treasure the address as one of his most valuable articles.—The presentation to Sergt. Ensor consisted of a very neat timepiece on a marble stand covered with a glass shade. Mr Ensor also made some remarks thanking the friends for their kind display of interest in him, and the tangible memento of their esteem and goodwill which they had presented to him. THE LOCAL MARINE BOARD EXAMINATIONS.— The number of Mrs Edward's pupils that have been successful to pass their examinations last year as master's, and mates, were found duly qualfied for the rank as specified, viz:— MASTERS. Mr Richard Thomas.Carnarvon.Liverpool. Mr John Williams.Bardsey Island.Liverpool. Mr William Jones.Anglesey.Liverpool. Mr John Henry Evans.Carnarvon Ex. C.Liverpool. Mr Wm. M. Williams.Carnarvon.Liverpool. Mr Hugh. Williams Carnarvon Liverpool. FIRST MATES. Mr John Jones.Bont Newydd Liverpool. Mr Owen Roberts Anglesey Liverpool. Mr Robert Griffith Nevin. Glasgow. Mr John Evans.Anglesey.Liverpool. Mr Robert O.lWilliams.Carnai-von Liverpool. Mr Samuel Jones.Anglesey.Liverpool. Mr Thos. B. Pritchard.Carnarvon Liverpool. ONLY MATES. Mr Evan Jones.Carnarvon.Liverpool. Mr Wm. S. Richards.Bangor.Liverpool. Mr August Wreke Stettin Liverpool. SECOND MATES. Mr Robert Owen Bethel Liverpool. Mr Henry Thomas Tyddyn Siper.Liverpool. Mr William Owen.Carnarvon.Liverpool. Mr Charles 0. Coster Sweden Liverpool. Mr Hugh Williams Port Dinorwic Liverpool. Mr John Llofyd Jones.Carnarvon Liverpool. Mr John Jones.Llanengan.Liverpool. THE MAYOR'S NEW YEAR'S EVE GIFT TO THE POOR. Mr Lewis Lewis, our popular mayor, has once more very seasonably remembered the poor of his native town, by distributing among them two very fine three-year old oxen. The animals were bred at Crug, near Carnarvon, and their carcases weighed nearly 1750 lbs. Arrangements were made for the meat to be distributed to that class of the re- spectable poor who are attendants at either church or chapel, and are not in receipt of regular wages above a certain amount; also to all kinds of poor invalids. With the view of carrying out these ar- rangements, Mr Lewis invited the church and chapel authorities to supply him with a list of those poor whom they thought worthy recipients. This was done, and a list of nearly 500 persons was supplied. The meat, cut up most neatly in pieces of nearly 3lbs each, was on Wednesday laid out on the desks 'in the National School, and the mayor invited these friends who always take an interest in cheering the poor to come' and see the spread, and see that the distribution was carried out in that impartial and liberal spirit which all know Mr .Lewis was very anxious about. On Wednesday, a great number of persons attended to show their interest in the poor as well as pay a compliment to the worthy donor. Several of those invited were however unable to at- tend, either from indisposition or prior engagements. Among those who attended were:—The Rev W. Potts, English Wesleyan minister; Mrs Hughes, Bridge-street; Mrs Griffith, North-road; the Rev J. Williams, Siloh, and Mrs Williams; Mr and Mrs H. Edwards, Castle-square; Mr John Owen, Garnon- street Mrs W. Williams, Pool-street. The Revs L. Jones, Hughes, Roberts, and Owens, curates; the Misses Rees, Castle- street; the Misses De Winton, Tanygraig; the Misses Roberts, Market-street; the Misses Bugbird, Twthill; the Misses Humphreys, Royal Hotel; the Rev Evan Roberts, Engedi; Mrs Edmunds, St. Helen's-terrace; Capt and Mrs Roberts, Segontium- terrace Mrs Evan Jones, Twthill; Mrs J. Jones, New-street; Mrs Hudson, Wellington-terrace; the Rev O. Davies, Baptist minister; Mrs Price, Segon- tium-terrace; Rev Evan Jones, Moriah, and Mrs Jones; Mrs Jonathan, North-road; Mrs J. Evans, Bronymaen; Mr and Mrs W. P. Williams, Turf- square Mr R. R. Roberts, Twthill; Mr and Mrs W. Griffith, Pool-street; Mrs Pugh, Sportsman Hotel; Miss Hughes, Bamgor-street; Miss Wynne, Tithebarn- street; Miss Davies, Twthill; Miss Hughes, Castle- street Mrs John Williams, North-road, and Mr R Lloyd Jones, Church-street, &c. The following list will show how the meat was distributed in each district, the figures giving the number of persons in each street or place:— Mountain-street, 31; Poorhouse, 6; Siloh-terrace, 12; Well-street, 4; Mount-pleasant, 7; Victoria- street, 3; Eleanor-street, 8; Edward-street, 6; Maesincla and hill, 5; North-penrallt, 28; South- penrallt, 26; Spring-place, 5; March-lane, 7; Moriah- square, 4; Court Jenkins, 2; Pool-side-square, 6; Pool-side, 18; Pool-hill, 12 Wynne-street and Pool- lane, 12; Mark-lane, 9; Uxbridge-street, 16; Holywell-terrace, 6; Snowdon-street, 9; Wesley- street, 21; Garnons-street, 9; New-street, 7; Hen- walia, 10; Hendre-street, 10; Penybryn, 8; Printer's- court, 7; Baptist-street, 16; Chapel-street, 19; Little-chapel-street, 6; Ebenezer-court, 5; James- court, 5; Cross-keys-court, 3; Evans'-court, 5 Terrace, 1; Pool-street, 3; Greengate-street, 7; Skinner-street, 6; Mill-lane, 3; Bridge-street, 2; North-read, 2; Crown-street, 10; Little-crown-street, 5; Mermaid-court, 6; Bank-street, 4; Glanymor, 1; Hole-in-the-wall-street, 8; Pepper-lane, 2: Market-* street, 6; Palace-street, 4, Shirehall-street, 13; High-street, 1. It will be seen that there were about 460 re- cipients, but afterwards several others were added, making the total nearly 500. The meat was care- fully packed in paper bags, having outside a label presenting the mayor's compliments, and giving the name of the recipients. Mr Lewis had the parcels taken to each recipient's house in his own vehicle, making it unnecessary for the parties to attend. In this manner the present was, an unexpected New Year's Eve gift to the majority of the poor. Mr Lewis had the assistance of several kind friends in this charitable work. Miss Lewis, of Quellyn, took a very lively interest in Jler father's liberal gift, and rendered material assistance,—as did those other ladies who are always foremost in deeds of kindness in Carnarvon. Helping also were the ex-mayor (Mr W. P. Wil- liams), Mr R. R. Roberts, Twthill; Mr W. Griffith, Pool-street; Mr R. Lloyd Jones, borough surveyor Mr T. Morris, parish clerk, and Mr Morris, the schoolmaster. The cutting of the meat had been carefully done by Mr William Abbott, Garnons-stieet and Mr Jones, of the Pool-street Market.
[ PWLLHELI. THE GOOD TEMPLARS AND COCOA ROOMS.— The Good Templars of Pwllheli have been accused of being more ready to talk than to take any substan- tial steps to gain over the disciples of Bacchus to the cause of temperance. It is said that a gentle- man of property in the neighbourhood offered a house in the best part of the town for the purpose of establishing a cocoa house, and said he would take shares in it himself, but receiving no co-operation, he had to let it for another purposes. ERRATUM.—The name of the firm in which Mr Ellis Jones, son of the late Mr Thomas Jones, Pen Lon, Lleyn (whose death we announced last week), is a partner, should be Messrs T. J. Thomas and Ellis Jones, wholesale clothier, Manchester Warehousemen, Queen Victoria-street, London. AN APPROPRIATE GIFT,—Mr Love Jones Parry has presented Mr Hughes, the Madryn' Arms Hotel, with a splendid sign for the front of the hotel, measuring three yards by one and a half. It is a faithful representation of the Madryn Arms, and is quite a work of art, very different to the ordinary sign-boards. The artist who executed the work is Mr William Griffith, Portmadbc, now of Pwllheli. THE NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH—The new Roman Catholic iron church, which we an- nounced, some time ago, 33 being in course of erection, although not quite completed, was used on Christmas Day for 'the usual services. Mass was held there at 10 a.m., and Father Jones, of Carnarvon, preached an appropriate sermon on the occasion. Father Jones had a rosary in the church in the afternoon, and preached on the subject of the Pope's supremacy and confession. As there were many Protestants present Father Jones took the opportunity to explain away certain false notions which he said were believed by Protestants respecting them. There were a good number of Catholics present from Carnarvon, Festiniog, Pen- rhyndeudraeth, and Beddgelert, as well as Pwllheli. The church stands in the grounds of Brynhyfryd, Mr Richardson's residence, at whose sole expense it has been built, but it is hoped that other Catholics will join in beautifying the church. ODe of the Wilberforce family has already, through Father Jones, presented an altar, which, however, had not arrived in time for the opening. The church, after Father Jones had given it a short blessing, was dedicated to St. Joseph, at Mrs. Richardson's request, who has special rever- ence towards that saint.. The church was very nicely decorated for the occasion. The service will be held tin future as follows:—Mass on the second Sunday in the month at 9.30 a.m., and every Satur- day at 9 a.m. Mrs Richardson is the widow of the late Mr Richardson, who has left a large sum of money to the National Lifeboat Institution at Mrs Richardson's death towards establishing two tubular lifeboats (one at Pwilheli and one at Deal) which he himself bad invented, but if that institution will not accept the money on that condition it iq to be divided between the Home for Fallen Women in Euston- road, London, and the Hospital for Incurables, London, to whom Mr* Richardson has left a bequest of 3000/ each besides. PENMOUNT BAND OF Hopu.-The annual meeting in connection with the Band of Hope was held in Penmount Chapel, the mayor, Mr Robert Owen Jones, in the chair. Prizes were given for singing, recitations, &c., and the following songs were sung —" Mae'r afon eto yn llifo," Miss M. E. Williams; Deigryn ar fedd fy mam," Miss E. Jones; trio by Mr E. P. Jones, Miss Jane Jones, and Miss Kate Newell; Y fenyw fach a'r Beibl mawr," Miss A. J. Richards; Gwen facli,'j, by Miss Elizabeth Jones; "Hen ffynnon fy nhaid," H. R. Jones; "Chwifio'r cadach gwyn," Miss A. J. Richards Cwrdd fi wrth y ffynnon," Miss M. E. Williams. A number of hymns, &c., were sung by the Penmount Tonic Sol-fa Choir (children), under the leadership of Mr David Jones, 1, High-street, who deserves great praise for the excellent manner in which the several pieces were rendered. A very pleasant evening was spent, the large chapel being fairly full. IN MEMORIAI.- W e have again to chronicle a number of deaths in this town and neighbourhood. At Bodfal Fs wr (the birth-place of Mrs Piozzi, Dr Johnson's great friend), father and son lay dead at the same time in the house,' Mr John Roberts, the father, aged 60, and the son, Mr Evan Roberts, aged 20; the son dying on the 25th December, and the father on the following day. Both had been ill some time. On December 18th, Mr David Evans, Pen- uchain, Abereirch, son of Alderman Evan Evans, Caeau Gwynion, died, aged 42. He was buried at Denis Churchyard on December 23rd, fourteen car- riages following him to the grave, as well as a de- putation from the Oddfellows and a large concourse of people. Also, on December 28th, Mr John Hum- phreys, the second son of Mr Robert Humphreys, shoemaker, aged 22, after a long illness. He was buried on Thursday last. THE PWLLHELI ROADS.-The roads in and about Pwllheli are in a very disgraceful state. Even members of the corporation admit this, but as re- gards remedying them there does not seem to be a sign anywhere. At the last Criccieth Local Board one of the members remarked that poor as they were they spent more upon the roads than the Pwllbeli Corporation did, which can be very easily believed. The Criccieth Local Board decided to instruct their clerk to give notice to the quarteu sessions that they intend to ask the county to take them over. It is indeed time that some such step were taken by the Pwllheli Corporation. It is said that the reason the road from the station to the town is not repaired is because the Abereirch parish and the Pwllheli Cor- poration are each denying their liability. If this part of the county were to follow the example of other places, Government would pay part of the ex- pense of keeping the roads in repair, and the remaining cost would be equally divided over all the district.
COUNTY MAGISTRATES" COURT. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31.-Before Messrs Owen Evans, Broom Hall, and Benjamin T. Ellis. Cattle Stra"i" -P.C J. O. Davies, Abersoch, v. John Owen, farmer, Ty'npwll, Llanbedrog. Defend- ant's daughter appeared for him, and he was fined Is and 10s costs for the above offence. Keepinj a Dog without a Lice nse.-P. C. J. Davies, Abersoch, v. William Owen, servant at Tyddyn Gwyn, Llangian.-J. O. Davies stated that on the 27th of December, he went to defendant's house and saw a dog there. He asked defendant's wife if they had a license. She replied that they had not, but that cn New Year's Day they meant to get one. Fined Is and lis costs. Riding without ReilM.-For this offence Griffith Evans, servant at Felin Newydd, Llangian, was fined Is and 118 costs.-Griffitli Jones, servant at Nanhoron, was fined 2s and 1 is costs.—The charge against Henry Roberts, farmer, Ty Mawr, Llingian, was dismissed. J. 0. Davies prosecuted in these cases also. Trespassing in pursuit of Game.-Sergeant 38, T. Rowlands, Llanengan, v. Rowland Tudor (Rowland Coed), Llanbedrog, and Owen Owen, Brynceirch, Llanfihangel Bachellaeth. Rowlands stated that he saw the defendants with Llewelyn Jones, son of the Mynytho schoolmaster, on the land of Cefnlanfa, Llanfihangel Bachellaeth. Owen Owens had a dog with him, and Llewelyn Jones had two dogs with him. Llewelyn Jones bad five nets and a ferret in his pocket, but he was from home when they went to serve him with the summons. Defendants acknowledged that they went after a rabbit for a lark.—Mr Superintendent Williams said that there I had been great complaints from farmers in the neighbourhood about the defendants, who frightened their cattle and pulled down walls. Last year a calf died in consequence of being chased by poachers' dogs, in consequence of which the police were ordered to watch with the present result.— Defendants were fined 21 and lis costs each. I Biting part of an, Ear off—John Jones, labourer, I Mynytho, Llangian, but formerly bus-driver at the Tower Hotel, Pwllheli, charged Griffith Jones, labourer, Tai Newyddion, Llanbedrog, and William Tudor, settsman, Llanbedrog, with assaulting him On Christmas Day. Mr Robert Owen Jones, solicitor, Festiniog, appeared for the prosecutor. —The complainant, who appeared in court with his head bandaged, said: On Christmas Day I was in Pwllheli, Owen Jones and Robert Evans being with me. As I was standing between the New Welling- ton and Mr Rice Pugh's vaults, William Tudor and Griffith Jones came by, and Griffith Jones kicked me. I had done nothing to him. I went home to Llanbedrog in William Davies' car. Griffith Jones and William Tudor were there. Griffith Jones challenged me to fight. I told him that if he would not leave me alone I should summon him. As Griffith Jones would not leave me alone, William Davies asked me to drive, and he went inside the car to try and keep. him quiet. When we Chme to Mr Owen's, the vicarage, Griffith Jones went down, I and we went on ia the trap. As we were going up Allt Ty-du, we went down and walked behind, my I brother on one side of the trap and I on the other. When we were half way up, I saw Griffith Jones and William Tudor running after us with their coats off. William Tudor struck me on the side of the head, and Griffith Jones attacked my brother; they then changed sides, and Griffith Jones attacked me. He threw me down, and as we were struggling together on the ground I cou}d see he was trying to bite me. I was straggling to get up and had succeeded in getting one leg over Griffith Jones, when William Tudor put my leg down again, and then Griffith Jones got hold of my ear with his teeth and nearly bit a piece off. At last we got away, but before we had done so, William Tudor hit me with a large stone in the back. I went up with William Davies to his house, and then went back to PwUheli to get my ear dressed. I arrived at Dr Thomas Hughes about three in the morning, and the assistant sewed up the wound. William Davies, the car driver; Richard Evans, butcher; and Owen Jones, brother of plaintiff, all from Llanbedrog, gave corroborative evidence. Dr Thomas Hughes stated that the plaintiff came to his surgery on the night before to have his ear dressed. The lobe of the ear had been nearly taken off, by a bite or by some sharp instrument: it had been sticked, but as it was mortified he cut it off.—Augustus Philip Jones said he was an assistant with last witness. On the night of Christmas Day John Jones came to the surgery to have his ear dressed, the lobe was hanging by a of Christmas Day John Jones came to the surgery to have his ear dressed, the lobe was hanging by a bit of the skin. I sticked it up to give him a chance to save his ear, but told him at the time there was very little chance as it was a bite. For the defence, Hugh Hughes, labourer (who said he had been to prison for assaulting a man), was called, and J)hn Griffith, settsman, gave evidence. -Griffith Jones was fined 31 and costs, and William Tudor 20s and costs. As the defendants had to pay the witnesses, including the doctor's fee,and they could not be made to pay more than 51 each, Griffith Jones had to pay 31 and 21 costs, and William Tudor 2s and 3l 88 Od costs. There were cross summons, but they were dis- missed.
DYFFRYN. GIFTS TO THE POOR.—We understand that Mr Pope, of Hafodybryn, has, this year again, remem- bered the poor of Dyffryn, and has sent the Rector of Llanenddwyn: 5l to be distributed among them. I LLANFACHETH, NEAR DOLGELLEY. BIBLE SOCIETY.—The annual meeting of this- society was held at the National School on Tuesday evening, the 30th December, the Rev Robert Roberts, vicar, in the chair. The meeting was addressed by the Rev J. Davies, Bontddu (C.M.), and others. We were glad to here that the collection in this district had increased last year. FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—The annual election of officers took place on Saturday night, the 27th Dec., when the following were appointed for the ensuing year President, John Jones; vice-president, William Jones, Ceimarh; visitor, R. Thomas, Doladd; secretary, Evan Price, Friog; auditors, Thomas Price, Maesglwydan and W. Rees, Efail- isaf; and ten others as committee of management. It was mentioned that the jubilee of the society will fall on the 27th March next, and suggestions were made as to the best way of celebrating the event. Mr W. Williams, Angle Hotel, Dolgelley, was announced as a new subscriber. The past year has pressed heavily upon the funds, and it is hoped that many more who are not already honorary members and subscribers, will kindly become so, and thus assist the society in the good object it has in view.
RUTHIN. During the gale on Sunday evening, a large walnut tree was blown down at Berth Hall, The tree fell on the gable end of the house, and did considerable damage. FOOTBALL.—On Boxing Pay, a football match was played at Ruthin, to determine the Association Cup tie between the Corwen,and Ruthin football clubs. Considerable public interest was manifested in the event-over 800 people being present. The Ruthin team was composed of CL Halley (goal), J. Roberts and P. Mostyn (full backs), R. Maddocks, R. Williams, and W. Jones (half backs), H. Goodwin and G. Simon (left wing), A.Lloyd (centre), W. P. Owen and W. H. Roberts (right wing).. From the commencement of the game the Ruthin team showed a superiority of organisation over that of their oppo- nents. Ruthin kicked off, exd from the beginning to the end of the game kept the ball at their oppo- nents' goal. Had it not been for the staunch defence which Morris made for the Corwen team, there is no doubt the Ruthin team would have scored double the number of goals they did. The Corwenites played well, but were greatly overweighted.- The match result in three goals and two tics to none for Ruthin. This is the second cup tie that Ruthin has won. It is quite possible that the lOOl cup will be won by this club. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE., Major Cornwallis West, although not in residence at Ruthin Castle, has. with his usual forethought and kind disposition, sent a sum of money to Dr Jenkins, which has been expended in flannel for the benefit of the deserving poor of the town. Major West also treated the workmen on his estate with their usual Christmas beef. Mrs Cornwallis Weat, not unmindful of the wants of our poor people, has requested Mrs Green, of the Castle Hotel, to provide soup, which is being distributed three times a week. Major and Mrs Cornwallis West's kindness and liberality are Ifully appreciated by the recipients of their charity..
conway: GENEROSITY OF THE MAYOR.—David Owen Esq., the mayor of Conway, who for the last twelve or thirteen years has been in the habit of giving liberally to the needy and unfortunate the where- withal to enable them to have a really good Christmas dinner, did not fail this season to remem- ber the poor," but was even more bountiful to them than he has been in previous years, knowing as he does, that the present are unusually hard times. Therefore, on Christmas Eve, his Worship distri- buted among all comers (from his own kitchen) a large quantity of first-rate mutton, fifteen of his own splendid grazing sheep-having been slaughtered for the purpose, and one, a fine wether was purchased from Air Thomas Foulkes, butcher, Conway. The meat was distributed; according to the number of persons in a family, the recipients being people liv- ing between Cyffin and Conway.- The kindness and liberality of the mayor are well-known,- and Mrs Owen has also won golden opinions for her unosten- tatious acts of benevolence. LITERARY COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A literary competitive meeting on a grand scale, was held in the Market Hall, of this town, on Christmas Day. The hall is now comfortably roofed and fitted up so that it is capable of holding at least 800 persons con- veniently, and it is. undoubtedly one of, the largest rooms that has ever been afforded by the town council to the inhabitants of this pretty little town. The presidents of the meeting were Mr Alderman Edward Jones and Mr John Evans, Lancaster-square; the conductors,, Mr William Roberts (Bangorian), and Mr T. P. Williams (Ap Arfon); the adjudicators, the Rev Samuel Roberts, M.A., (SR.), and Messrs W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), R. Walton, G. Fawcett, James 'Roberts,. Eos Maelor, &c. ■ the artistes, Misses-H. B. Moras, Rhyl; Harriet Hughes, E. Abram, C. J. Evans, and Messrs Eos Maelor, T. Jones Williams, Denbigh; Robert Jones,.C. Cynwal Jones, &c. The several prizes were won by Miss E. Abram, the Revs Joseph Jones (Iolo Mon), Thomas Evans (Cyndelyn), and Messrs Robert Owen Hughes I (Elfyn), John Jones, Dinas Mawddwy; J. Morris Roberts, Ap Arvon, Bangorian,Richard Jones Hughes, C. Cynwal Jones, J. P. Griffith, Robert Lloyd, J. Mark, &c., &c. At the evening meeting a very worthy and interesting ceremony took place, in which the committee of the late -National, Eisteddfod presented to Messrs T. P. Will&ms (Ap Art011), and Charles Cynwal Jones, a silver medal each in recognition of I their eminent services as secretaries. The former was invested by Miss C. J. Evans, police station,and the latter bv Miss E Roberts, Aberconwy Temper- ance Hotel. There, was a very fair attendance at the i. afternoon meeting, but in the eveaing the hall was entirely full. The proceeds. will be given towards the deficiency in ihe receipts of the late Eisteddfod* which deficiency was at first about 150/, but is now come down to about 707. The Welsh Wesleyan choir of this town,un&r the conductorship of Air Robert Jones, was adjudged the better in the choral com- petition, and the Conway Castle Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr llenessy Hughes, played several sweet airs during, the meetings.
DOLGELLEY. FOOTBALL.—A match was played at Dolgelley on Thursday, the 1st January, between the Dol- gelley and Corwon clubs. The wind was so strong that it was impossible to show any science." The captain of the Dolgelley club kicked off a few minutes after twelve, but the ball, owing to the wind, was kept in the quarters of the Dolgelley gaol, &c., a shore" time. The Corwenites kicked a goal, The home team made several attacks on the visitors goal, but failed to score on half time and change of ends. Afterwards the ball was kept continually near the Corwen goal, and was not once taken near the Dolgelley goal. The Dolgelley team made several good, shots, but none took effect-they were either stopped by the goal keeper, or were a little wide." When they had only played about quarter of an hour of the last half time, the Corwen then gave it up as they wanted to go to sing to the Eisteddfod, Had they played the full time, no doubt the Dol- gelley team would have scored several scores.
PENMAENMAWR. THE DRAINAGE SCIIEI-IE.-We understand that the Dwygyfylchi Local Board have not yet decided who shall have the contract for constructing the new sewerage works. It may be remembered that about fourteen tenders were sent in, and the board selected one of that number, but afterwards recall their decision, considering that the sureties offered were not satisfactory. They then accepted the tender of another contractor, whose tender was the lowest but one; but here another difficulty occurred: lie required an additional sum of Ziool,on the ground that certain items had been overlooked in his calculation. I
1 LATEST & TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. HERALD' OFFICE, FRIDAY, 1 P.M. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET. The market opens with only a moderate atten- dance and the wheat trade is quiet. Indian corn slow and rather easier. Weather mild and showery for the most part since Tuesday with strong breezes; fine and clear.
EPPS'S GLYCERINE JUJOBES. —CAUTION.—These effec- tive and agreeable confections are sold by most Chemists. By others, however, attempts are often made at substitution. We therefore deem it necessary to caution the public that they can only be obtained in boxes, 6d and Is Labelled JAMES EPPS AND Co Homoeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle-strett, and made at substitution. We therefore deem it necessary to caution the public that they can only be obtained in boxes, 6d and Is Labelled JAMES Epps AND Co Homoeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle-strett, and 170, Piccadilly, London. as 62 alt dec 18o