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LLANDUDNO. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—On Wednesday, before Dr Dalton (chairman), Dr Bold Williams, and Morris Jones, Esq., a special court was held, at which several persons were fined for loitering and other breaches of the bye-laws. BREAKDOWN OF THE "BONNIE PRINCESS." -On Saturday afternoon this steamer, whilst on her passage to the Menai Straits from Liverpool, and heavily freighted with passen., I gers, broke down off Llandudno. Her passengers were landed at Llandudno and despatched to Bangor and Menai Bridge by rail. THE RECENT ATTEMPTS D SUICIDE. — On Monday, a special court was held here to in- vestigate a charge of attempted self-murder against John Richardson, aged 26, a married man, who is manager of a wine and spirit stores at Uttoxeter, on the 29th ult, in a place of public convenience, the instrument used believed to be a razor. The young man, who appeared weak and pale and was muffled up, was accommodated with a seat. His father, who appeared to feel the situation most accutely, and a cousin were in attendance. On the bench were Dr T. Dalton (chairman), Dr Bold Williams, and Elias Jones, Esq.—Superintendent H. D. Williams watched the case on behalf of the police, and he briefly stated the charge, and asked to with- draw the case upon the accused, and two others binding themselves, he wouid be of good behaviour in future.—Hugh Davies, assistant surveyor, said that about 10.30 p.m. on the 29th ult. he found the accused in the George-street urinal, bleeding from the throat. Two doctors had been sent for, and Dr W.oodhouse arrived, when the man was taken to the Cottage Hospital.—Dr W. R. Nicol said that on the 30th he undertook charge of the patient. He found a large gash in the throat, and some of the windpipe- tissues severed. From statements made he believed the deceased was of unsound mind when he committed the deed, which must have been done by either a knife or a razor.- The accused bad no questions to ask nor any anything to say.-The cousin said the accused had no recollection whatever of the occurrence. -Superintendent Williams asked that the case should be dismissed upon security being given. -The magistrates consented to this course, the accused being bound over in the sum of X10 and the father and cousin in £ 20 each that he would be of good behaviour for the next 12 months.— The cousin said they wished to thank all parties, especially the. Cpttage Hospital autho- rities, for the care they had taken with the young man. They had already subscribed X2 28 to the hospital.—The accused was then allowed to leave with his father.
ALiRMING FIRE AT A HOUSE. The alarm bell, at 9 a.m on Sunday, signalled that there was a fire in some part of the town. P.C. Nelson was coming on duty when he observed smoke issuing from several parts of Hill View House. Tudno-street, the tenant of which is a Mrs Owen. After rousing the occupants, Nelson ran to the police-station, and attempted to ring the fire belle which were supposed to be connected with the Are station, and the houses of the brigate captain and foreman, but it seems that the connection was defective and would not work, 1i0 the public fire bell was sounded. When people assembled in the place several persons were seen clinging to the upper windows, and Sergeant Rowland arrived with a ladder and brought them down. It was then found that there were three little children in bed, and Owen Jones, a man in the employ of the town commissioners, with others. rushed up and brought the young ones down. After this, Mr Jackson, upholsterer, called out that his little child was in an upper room. Sergeant Rowland, now exhausted by his exertions, essayed to go upstairs, but was twice beaten back by the dense smoke. He then went next door, and began i battering in the partition wall. After making a hole, he found James Hughes, boatman, in the room, he having bravely entered. He carried the child upstairs, and reached him out through a skylight window. A great number of persons resided at the time in the house. Among them was a blind and deaf man, and in his room the fire originated. It is conjectured he was smoking in bed, and that the bedding in consequence became ignited. The damage to this room was considerable, the flooring, skirting, and door having been badly scorched. The fire brigade arrived in the place with a hose, and poured a large quantity of water upon the fire, putting it out in a short time. Captain J. Owen was in charge of the brigade. The fire escape was also brought to the place. As the occupants of the house are mostly in humble circumstances, visitors and others have very liberally subscribed to meet their losses. It seems that the electric bells connecting the fire station with the officials are being substituted for telephonic communication with the exchange in the town, but severe comments are made on the alleged fact that the new system has been left unfinished for the past week.
LLANGEFNI. SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY. — Mr W. Evans, iruggist, read a;va!uable paper on "Shakespeare" i before the Sheakespeare Society, in the Mona Jafe on Friday. Mr W. Thomas, postmaster, presided. PIC-NIC PARTY.—The members of Ebenezer .Cildwrn) Baptist Church held a pic-nic at a leld close to their chapel, which wag gratuitously end to them by Mr Stirrup for the occasion. As wlf,fttiier wJas ?ne» a very large audience issembled, and the afternoon passed verv pleasantly.
LLANRWST. POLICE COURT.-On Monday, before Mr J. Blackwall, Colonel Johnston, Dr Jones, and Dr Evans, Alfred Thomas was fined S2 and costs for striking the wife of a man be was fighting with last Saturday. Thomas was further charged by P.C. Harries with having in his possession at one o'clock in the morning a salmon fishing net. The latter charge was dismissed, but the net was retained. RENT AUDIT.—Last Wednesday, at the offices of Messrs David Jones and Roberts, solicitors, the tenants of the Cyffdy estute attended to pay their half-yearly rent. Notwithstanding the great depression in agriculture the tenants paid Wel1, After the audit the tenants attended at the Albion Hotel to partake of a substantial dinner, which had been provided for I them by Mrs Ashley, to commemorate the Royal wedding They were also presented with a prettily designed medal as a souvenir. After a brief address by Mr W. P. Roberts the tenants [ dispersed after a thoroughly enjoyable dinner ACCIDENT TO A RIDER,—On Friday afternoon, the Rev J. Titley Williams, Penloyn, rode to Llanrwst from the direction of Llanddoget on a somewhat spirited pony. Coming along the road called Talybont, and turning thereform near the police station into Denbigh-street, the pony took fright, it is supposed by the stings of wasps, and ran down at a rapid pace along Denbigh-street. When by the top of Watling-street persons managed to stop the animal, but the momentum was so great the animal failed to keep on its feet. Up to this point Mr Titley Williams had kept on sturdily, but in the fall of the horse h* was thrown down, and the animal rolled over him. The rev gentleman was soon extricated, and taken to Henar, Dr Jones' house, where he was promptly attended to. Mr Williams' clothes were torn, and he sustained several bruises, espec- ially to one of his legs, and received a severe shock to the system. He was removed home the same evening, and we are glad to learn that he is progressing favourably towards convales- ence.
PRESTATYN. BBUTAL ASSAULT ON A WiM.—On Monday morning, before W. Wynn, Esq., and Algernon Potts, Esq., at the Prestatyn Sessions, a farmer, well-known in Rhyl and district, named John Gittoes, of Dyserth, was summoned for assaulting his wife on the 12th inst.—Mr Alun Lloyd prosecuted, and Mr Watkin Parry defended. The latter applied for an adjournment, and upon the bench refusing the application, with- drew from the case.-The complainant, who gave her evidence with some difficulty, said she was married to the defendant twelve months last November. On Wednesday, her husband came home and complained that the tea was not good enough. She replied that she had been very ill all dsy, but defendant commenced to use bad language. He pushed her on the sofa and severely beat her. He also put her head on the floor, and threatened to break her neck. He pulled her off the couch, dragged her in the direction of ,the fireplace, and tried to put her in the grate. He placed his hand on her mouth to prevent her shouting, and she. bit him. He got more infuriated, and pushed her head up the chimney. That night she left the house accompanied by the servant. When she got as far as a neighbour's house she fainted. The day before he struck her with a horse whip. The following day she drove with him to Rhyl, and he threatened to drown her. On Friday, Dr Lloyd attended her, and advised her to adopt the course she had taken.-Elizabeth Williams, servant to complainant, gave corroborative evidence.-Ann Jones, driver of the mail between Dyserth und Rhyl, while giving evidence became excited, and throwing her arms about said she would have killed Gittoes herself if she could have got hold of him (laughter). — Mr Lloyd said the defendant had acted in a scandalous manner to his wife. When married she had X700 in the bank, and now she had barely £150, He had apparently been living like a sporting character for some time on her money, and now they wanted to clip his wings a little (laughter).—Complainant, in reply to the bench, said she purchased her husband's wedding outfit, and she had also twice or three times given him money to pay for a suit of clothes, but instead of doing ao he got drunk. She would be agreeable to take 5s per week.- The bench granted a separation order on these terms, fined the defendant XI and £1 19s 6d costs, or 21 days' imprisonment, and bound him over in the sum of X5 to keep the peace for three months.
POMMADOO. MARINE ENGINEERING.—Mr R. G. Prichard, son of Mr Wm. Prichard, ship broker, has passed the Local Marine Examination for the certificate of a first class engineer. KINDNESS, NOT RpLE.—The Refuge Insurance Society have instructed Mr John Williams, their local agent, to pay to Mrs Captain M. E. Morris, High-street, £ 4 on the policy she held on tbe life of her late little boy, Joseph, who accident- ally fell over the New Bridge, and was drowned on the 9th inst. The policy had only been in force five weeks, and all the money paid upon it was fiva pence. SUDDEN DEATH.—Mrs Sarah Hughes, wife of Mr D. Hughes, furrier, 55, High-street (but who works at Llanrwst) died very suddenly last Saturday afternoon. When she was bringing some flour from a shop, and when she bad reached the backyard of her house, she com- plained of her head. The children removed her to the house. Mr B. Burton, an old lodger, seeing that Mrs Hughes was in a kind of stupor, sent one of the children for Dr Griffith, who came in a few minutes. He ordered' the removal of Mrs Hughes to bed, when that was just going to be done, Mrs Hughes died. The I cause of death was apoplexy. Deceased was about 46 yeaTs old. ACCIDENT TO OR Ev ÄNS.- Whilst Dr Evans was driving on Tremadoc-road last Monday, the horse tripped and ijjpll, and Dr Evans was thrown out and received injuries which fortunately have not turned out very seriously, though for a time Dr Evans was unconscious. Under the care of Dr Walter Williams, Dr Evans is steadily recovering. The horse got up and rushed headlong over a wall, smashing the trap and injuring itself.
CARNARVON' BOARD OF I GUARDIANS. | SATURDAY,—Mr R. P. Jones presiding. A NEW GUARDIAN. It was reported that Mr Thomas Morris had been elected to fill the vacancy on the board caused by the death of Mr W. Jones, a guardian for Llanddeiniolen parish. NOATH WALES LUNATIC ASYLUM. w A letter was read from the authorities of the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum stating that in consequence of the asylum being over- crowded the committee of visitors were com- c admission of cases of acute and first attack. Of late, patients had been sent to the asylum whom the committee considered might have been detained in their respective workhouses. THB FINANCE COMMXTTBE. Mr W. J. Williams brought up the report of the finance committee, who recommended that the opinion of the medicel officer be obtained as to the medicinal quality of the wine at present supplied to the sick inmates of the workhouse; that tenders be obtained for linseed meal, iron- mongery, and stationery; that the relieving officers examine the bills from the asylum and report whether any of the prtients chargeable to the union have property of their own, or have relatives able to contribute towards the cost of their maintenance; that a return be made of paupers having relatives able to contribute to- wards their support; the return to show how each relative is legally liable and able to contri- bute and that the attention of the guardians be called to the advisability of sending poor deaf and dumb children to schools where they may learn a trade, and thus earn a livelihood that will prevent them becoming a burden upon the public rates. The committee had discussed the return submitted of the receipts and expenditure of the union during the last three years, which showed that, as compared with the year ended March 25th, 1892, about X700 more had been paid, the increase being—Carnarvon, £ 75; Llan- dwrog, £ 14; Llanrug. X281 Llanidan, £ 79- non-residents, £ 49. The relieving officers had been questioned as to the cause of the increase of relief paid in their respective districts, and returns had been submitted of paupers who appeared to have fair sources of income other than parish relief. The committee were of opinion that the question of lavish out-door relief was one for the serious consideration of the guardians individually, and they strongly recommended that more time be devoted to the half-yearly revision of the relief lists, in order that each cases might be fully investigated and no relief renewed unless real and legal destitu- tion be fully proved. With regard to the cost of maintenance and repairs at the workhouse, the return showed that there appeared to be a con- siderable increase during the last two years. It was pointed out that whereas the number of inmates during the second year was less, the cost of provisions consumed by the paupers was nearly the same as for the previous two years, the explanation being found in the difference in the market price of the provisions. Several of the recommendations were adopted, and the consideration of the portions of the report relating to the increased expenditure and cost of maintenance and repairs to the workhouse was deferred. AN EXPERIMENT. It was decided by a majority of two to change the day of meeting from Saturday to Tuesday, the change being made as an experiment.
SAD FISHING FATALITY. CAPTAINTR^?HAtnTfINS DR°WNED. Cantain FTnoi? ^ones« Gongl, Nevin, and Nevin wA«t mrt8' *ate White Horse Inn, in thfi Ttx, °- u8t Tues<iay to fish for mackerel During 8 diction of Llanaelhaiarn. hniorr, mu J52L ^ey went ashore at Llanael- The^^ptd was very squally. When the men were goin^out the second time they were advised not to proceed owing to the gustiness of the wind. However, they sailed away. The boat was seen in the offiog scudding along, and suddenly a squall came and capsized the craft, ( throwing Captain Jones and Captain Roberts into the water. Up to the time of writinc nothing has been heard of the men and the boat Both captains were married and were highly respected. The Llanaelhaiarn lifeboat went out immediately after the mishap, and after cruising about two hours returned without having seen anything of the men or of the boat,
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DENBIGH TOWN COUNCIL. h1u5?°fTHrTom1eetin^0f the above council was tt J,i Tuesday afternoon, the Mayor (Mr AS! J Pmesi<?ln £ There were present- Aldermen E. T. Jones and J. T. Hughes Councillors Boaz Jones, R. Owen, W. Keepfer- T. A. Wynne Edwards, Thomas Davies T Andrews, W. Mellard, W. H. Evans and D H M7jeDavL,ThdiCal GeorS6 Roberts)*, Mr J. Davies (borough surveyor). Mr Ellis Wil- iiw^ector^Mr^j^urpeyor)' toll coltector^nd Xntv til •R?berts). Mr W. Jon*s (deputy town clerk).—The town clerk (Mr jSe Wmr*3 ab36ntJ having to attend Assizes —Letters nf und1er"slleriff. Ruthin RlTrld frnm AU aPology for absence were Councfllors R R Krman T- J* Williams and Councillors R. H. Roberts and W. D. W. Griffith T» R WESICKAL. 0PPICBB,8 BEPORT. hi.^r+ ir reported that nine deaths P. dnn* the month, and 16 I ^aleS and.3 ^males-giving death of 16,65and23• 90. RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION. Mr Wynne Edwards called attention to the early express train that had been put on from the town to Chester, at the desire of the council. Very few Denbighites travelled by that traiu. If they wished the railway company to con- tinue the train, it should be used more frequently, for Mr Neale had told him dis- tinctly that unless more travelled with it it would be discontinued He thought that the business people of the town should travel by s train, even if at some inconvenience, so as to secure its continuance.-The Mayor agreed with Mr Wynne Edwards's remarks. THE LBNTBN POOL PATHWAY. It was decided that the lighting committee should visit Lenten Pool and Panton Hall to arrange as to the sites for lamps, a change being necessary owing to the new footpath placed in this neighbourhood.-The Surveyor said that Mr J. S. Roberts had told him that the council would have to take down and rebuild a stone wall in front of the hurdle shed in Lenten Pool. -Mr Wynne Edwards called attention to the fact that a break was made in the footway opposite the pump. He thought that t!ut pump, besides being a nuisance, was perfectly useless, and the sooner it was removed the better. It should not be allowed to interfere with the erection of a footway, which should be all the way down v ith no break. There was scarcely any water drawn from the pump.-The Surveyor said that it had been passed by the council to leave the pump in its place. Mr Wynne Edwards was wrong in saying that there was scarcely any water drawn from the pump, for there was more water drawn from it than from any other place in the town. They were compelled to make one or two breaks in the footpath. The Mayor having suggested that the surveyor should have the footway erected with as little delay as possible, the matter dropped. MORE LODGING-HOUSES WANTED. The Inspector reported that an application had been made to him by Thomas Jones, Panton House, to have his house registered as a common lodging-house. The superintendent of police had complained that there was not a sufficient number of these registered houses in the town# and that he was obliged to get lodging for tramps, hawkers, and others, in private houses — The matter was deferred, pending a further in- vestigation. THE HIGH-STRBBT DISPUTE AGAIN, The following notice was on the agenda, in the name of Alderman J. T. HughesThat inasmuch as the deputation appointed by the council failed to arrive at any definite under- standing with the tradesmen on the south side of High-street respecting tolls to be collected for exposing goods for sale on public land in front of their premises, the toll collector be in- structed by the council to charge toll for all goods in future exposed for sale on the above- mentioned lanG.A report of a committee of the whole council was read, showing that the council recommended that if the tradesmen in High-street desired to continue to expose their goods on corporation land, they could do so by paying a toll of 3d per square yard per annum, such land not to be sub-let.—Alderman J. T. Hughes said that inasmuch as the committee had come to such a decision, he would withdraw nis motion, A portion of the public thougn,, that he brought this matter forward in order to clear the streets. He wished it to be clearly understood that he had no such object in vievv, but had brought forward his resolution in order to claim the land as corporation property. THE BROOK IN HBNLLAN STREET. Mr Boaz Jones moved the following resolu- tion That the culvert of the brook in Hen- llan-place and Panton Hall be deepened and widened, and that an arch be constructed over the brook at the top of Henllan-atreet --Alder, man J. T. Hughes said that if he remembered rightly a resolution to delay all such works bad been passed on the proposition of Mr W. D. Vi. Griffith, seconded by himself, in view of tbe very heavy rate that had to be levied. Such » resolution must first be rescinded before the matter could again be brought forward.— Mayor said that Alderman Hughes was perfectly correct as to the resolution he quoted, but on searching the books it had been found that JlO resolution to do the work had ever been passed, rhey had received reports of this proposed worlg and it was included in the estimates, but no re' solution to do the work had ever been passed. Alderman Hughes said that to the best of hlg. knowledge a resolution ordering the work to b0 done had been passed.—Mr Wynne Edwards said that no such resolution was passed. A *0' solution to stop the work was passed before it was ever started.-Councillor D. H. DavieS, seconded Mr Jones' moti6n,—Alderman J. 1. Hughes proposed an amendment to the effect that after the report they bad had from tbe borough surveyor as to the culvert at the bottom of Heullan-place, and that it was defective tbe council should rectify that betore going further.—After further discussion it was decide1* to adjourn the matter. A • THB 8MITHFIELD. A notice of the intended Local Board inquiry on the Smithfield was read, and it was decided to bold a court meeting of the whole council, the evening before the inquiry, to settle certain preliminaries and details- WHEN ARB THE POLICE TO GET REFRESHMENTS ? A letter was read from the Borough Magis- trates Clerk enclosing a resolution passed by them,and was to the effect that it be recommend" ed to the Standing Joint Committee through the JLL_ ,1, =- -L- Town Council, WUL on uiuoi ue issued probit»l ing Police Constables being Served with is- toxicating liquors in public houses, when tbey were in the town or village in which theV resided and whilst- in uniform.—The Mavor said t?8ti<f lb?ught it essential that a step M m direction, and he hoped the resolution^ rmhiin 5 Hughes asked how were publicans to know if they were on duty. 10 large towns he believed they wore a badge oO their arms when on duty.—Mr Wynne Edwards said that was so, but it was of not much use, even in large towns. A Police Constable wear- ing a badge coming up High-street; might if he wanted a drink, strip it off when opposite Mr Andrews' place (laughter).— Mr Hughes: If they do so they are responsible —Mr Wynne Edwards said certainly that ",as so. He should like to know if there was not law preventing police constables from being served whilst on duty. If so, it was no USO to send such a resolution from that committee, for no committee could over-rule the law. They would also soon have to extend the same thing to the mayor and corporation Mayor said that he believed the law was that » police constabJe on duty could only be served with the consent of his superior officer.—^ Wynne Edwards said that the was very strict with his men, and had recently dismissed without a pension a policeman for hlUS Yet those advocates of temperance. y their worthy mayor's father, were tb» y first to vote in favour of continuing pension, and this weakened the action of chiet-constable—Mr Mellard thought it ratoef ara that a police constable on duty should have a glass of beer if he required it.—Mr D. 3* Davies said that there evidently was a law 00 he matter, and he lived where he could policemen entering public houses, and tbey looked guilty when they went in or came out.— Alderman Hughes asked what power had over the police.—The Mayor: None.—Mr v/wen said tbat tbey had certain powers representatives of the ratepayers.-The matter was put to the vote, when five voted 0 sending the recommendation, and four against.
BARMOUTH. THK NEW CHURCH.—It is expected that the new church will not be completed for about twelve months. Owing to the disastrous mis- hap which occurred two years ago, additional care is being expended on the works. The chancel arches and the piers which support the tower are being laid in cement on carefully pre- pared foundations, and when completed will be as likely to last for centuries as the arches and towers of Towyn and Llanbadarn Fawr Churches, at borh of which places massive towers spring from arches over the chancel and transepts. About 70 men are at present engaged in the building operations.
COLWYN BAY. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—The result of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn School Board election was as follows:—Rev John Edwards, Presby- terian, 589 Rev John Griffiths, vicar of Colwyn, 581; Messrs D. 0. Williams, 519; John Roberts, 459 Robert Evans, 350 Moses Williams, 327 Evan Owen, 274; T. M. Williams, 188; F. W. Stubbs, 140; G. Hill, 43. The first seven were elected.
ABERGELE. I LOCAL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of this board was held on Monday, Mr J. P. Earwaker in the chair.—The Cierk reported that the negociations for the acquisition of the foreshore by the board from Woods and Forests were now complete. The matter in dispute had been the question of the payment of license duty for bathing machines. They claimed 2s 6d per van, but the result of the correspondence between Woods and Forests and the board was that the former would allow them to tix bathing machines on the fareshore at the charge of Is each. It was also agreed to terminate all the tenancies on the foreshore and transfer them to the board, and to allow the board to take away sand and shingle on the payment of 6d per load.—The Clerk said that with reference to the claim made by them to the County Council for establishment expenses. he had received.atA^ter from Mr LI. Adams, clerk to the peace, stating that the matter had been considered by the main roads committee, and that he was directed to apply for full par- ticulars of the claim. He (the clerk) believed that he would be able to save the board nearly X30 a year in expeuses.- With reference to their application to the County Council to take over Towya-road as a main roadf he had been in- formed-but not officially-that it was being favourably £ 6nsidered (hear, hear). With respect to the G- R5I Bridge, he had received information built the Anders for repairing the bridge had been referad to the County Council, sub- committee.
AMLWCH. REJOICINGS AT RHOSYtoL.—Last Wednesday, there were gicat rejoicings at Rhosybol, on the oocasion of the birthday of the twin children of Mr J. W. Reading, Natal, South Affrica. In the evening large bonfires were lighted and a barrel of pitch burnt, and the whole neighbour- hood was ablaze. Competitions in jumping, running. &c., were organised,and a large number entered the lists. Mr Reading is an extensive landowner in the district, and although living so far from his property, is very popular both among his tenantry and their neighbours. The tenants had subscribed towards a beautiful present for the children, which was posted off that evening to Natal. The follawing gentlemen had been formed into a committee, and all the arrangements were in their hands, which they carried out with great successMessrs W. Williams, Pwllcoch R. Jones. Gcrslwyd Bach J. Williams, Pwllcoch; W. Jones, Tynffrwd and Owen Williams, Pwllcoch. PENSARN SCHOOL BOARD.-The Pensarn School Board met last Friday at 5 o'clock, the Rev R. Jones, being in the chair. All the mem- bers were present. The business of the meeting was to appoint a new schoolmaster. There were ten applicants for the post; and very full consideration was given to the matter, as the board sat for three hours. Finally Mr Thomas Hughes, Penymynydd, Anglesey, was appointed. -For some time past the attendance at this school has been bad, although the education is free and this seems to be the case with other schools in the neighbourhood. Notwithstanding this fact, however, there was a large increase in the grant this year, a result which was very creditable and gratifying, especially in the face of the fact that it was CDncurrent with a decrease in the teaching staff. Doubtless it would have been higher if the staff had been large enough to take up all the subjects ef the code, but English had to be abandoned. This was a great loss to the children, as last year the Government inspec- tor spoke very highly of the efficiency of the teaching in English. TEMPERAN .a.—The Temperance Society held a public meeting in the Assembly Room last Sunday evening. There was a good number of speakers, among them being the Rev Thomas Ellis, Cemaes. THE FUTURE OF BULL BAY.—It is satisfactory to note that when public enterprise appears lacking, private energy seem? to assert itself to bring this promising watering place into its due position in Anglesey. Whether for scenery, in- vigourating air, or excellent climate, we believe Bull Bay is not surpassed by any place in the island. The increasing number of visitors, who seem to appreciate this pleasant and heathful resort, bear high testimony to its capacity and growth. Its resources are being properly devel- oped for accomodation for bathing, boating, driving and other pastimes, which, together with its close proximity to the railway, seem to mark it as the rising place of the future. An excellent regatta is being promoted here, which no doubt will merit the support of Cemaes. Amlwch, and Bull Bay. The place is admirably adapted for visitors, and for excursioning purposes.
BAGILLT. THE TYPHOID FKVKR EPIDEMIC.-Renewed alarm has been created in Bagillt by a suddec and unexpected re-appearance of typhoid fever. Within the last six weeks there had been 12 cases in the neighbourhood of New Brighton, but all had either recovered or become con- valescent. Within the last few days, however, some five or six fresh cases had broken out in the same locality. The cause of the disease re- mains a mystery. The water supply has been analysed and pronounced good, and under the direction of the sanitary authorities all accumula- tions of a foul character have been removed, and the district thoroughly cleansed.
BANGOR. ST. WINIFRED'S SCHOOL.-Tue following is the result of the Trinity College of music ex- amination in this school: Honours (junior class)-Mabel G. Elias, Bertha Stricland (pass), Gwemdohne Briscoe Owen, Annie M. Briscoe Owen, Myfanwy Williams; primary (pass), Sarah M. Roberts, Annie Maud Roberts.
CAERV. YS. FURIOUS BICYCLE RIDING.—On Monday be- fore P. P. Pennant, Esq., Colonel Mesham,' and William Williams, Esq., D. T. Williams, Water- street, was summoned by Acting-Sergeant R. Nelson for furiously riding a bicycle.—A fine of 25 6d, including costs, was imposed.
CONWAY. A SUGGESTED REGATTA.—Boatmen and fish- ermen as well as other inhabitants of the old town are anxious to revive those interesting regettas held here a few years ago. Nothing pleasanter than rowing and sailing in the estuary during flood tide and with a good breeze could be imagined, as there is plenty of seaboard, and both sides of the river and the bridge, for people to look on. The late Captain William Thomas, manager of the N. P. Bank, took great interest in the events, and it is stated that in his name as hon. treasurer there is a tidy balance in the bank for other aquatic contests. The suggestion now is that the tund should be supplemented by the kind donation of others, and as promoters of the schemes the names are suggested of Mr Crowe. The Beacon, Morfa; Dr Arthur Prichard, J.P., C.C.Mr Owens, P Bank the present post- master and perhaps that ardent yachtsman \fr Albert Wood, might not be unwilline to lend a hand, and that the present mayor?BtWh J thorough landsman, may be induced to extend his genial patronage to a regatta by his native town. „ A SCHOOL TREAT AT PABO HALL, NEAR R CONWAY.—The children attending Llangystenin National School and Sunday school were enter- tained by Mr and Mrs Wood, of Pabo Hall, on Friday last, to celebrate the Royal wedding. The children met at the schoolroom, and marched up to the haH, where a short address I was delivered by the r*6V VV. lJavies, rector of the parish, on the subject of the Royal Wedding, and the kindness of Mr and Mrs Wood, in pro- viding the schools with such an excellent treat within a few days of their coming to reside at Pabo Hall. Mrs Wood then presented each child with a medal to commemorate the Royal wedding, and the children sang the "Wedding Song to the tune of God Bless the Prince of Wales." Half an hour or so was spent in ram- bling about the grounds, and at four o'clock tea was provided on one of the tennis lawns. About 120 in all sat down. and it was quite evident that all thoroughly enjoyed the good I things provided for them. An excellent brass J band was in attendance, and throughout enter- I tained the company with music. Tea being over. the children were conducted to another I teoais lawn, where an hour and a half was I spent in various out-door games, with an e occasional break to scramble for nuts and cherries, of which a good supply had been provided by Mrs Wood. Soon after six o'clock the*hildren were marched round to the front door, where a bun, an orange, and a packet of sweets were given to each by Miss Gwladys Wood. After a few more songs a short and suitable address was given by Mr Wood. The children very heartily cheered Mr and Mrs Wood, Miss Gwladys Wood, and others, and the National Anthem having been sung, accompanied by the band. ail dispersed, having spent a most enjoyable afternoon.
DOLGELLEY. SUCCESS.—We learn that Mr Evan Lloyd, son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Brvn House, has just undergone successfully an important examina- tion. A GENEROUS OFFEB.-It is reported that Dr Edward Jones has offered to subscribe the sum of S50 towards liquidating the debt of the English church on condition that the church and congregation subscribe another £150. A CONCERT.-On Friday evening a very suc- cessful concert was held by the string band, Mr Mashell conducting. Part was taken also by the Idris Choral Society (under the conductor- ship of Mr 0. 0. Roberts), and Miss Maggie Morgan. Mr W. Griffith, Mus. Bac., and Miss Annie May Roberts accompanied.
HOLYHEAD. ADVBBTISEIIBNTB.-—Mr J. G. Hughes, 10, Market-street, receives advertisements for The Holyhead Mail, Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald, and Yr Herald Qymraeg• FUNERAL OF MRS ROBERTS, ARMENIA VILLA.-Tne interment took place on Thursday attheMaehyfryd cemetery of the remains of the late Mrs Ellen Roberts, wife of Mr William Roberts, Armenia Villa. The funeral, which was confined to men, was largely attended. The services at the house were conducted by the Rev O. Gaianydd Williams, and at the cemetery by the Rev W. R. Jones, in Welsh, and the Rev R. Morgan Jones, M.A., in English. The coffin was of polished oak with brass mountings, and was covered with two beautiful wreaths from Mrs Dinnen, Holyhead, and Mr and Miss Lloyd, Liverpool. Mrs Roberts was 69 years of age, and passed away on Monday of last week, after a prolonged and severe illness, much lamented by all. PASTORAL CALi..—For the past two and a half years the English Presbyterian church has been without a pastor, in consequence of the resigna- tion of the Rev W. G. Owen, who accepted a call to Beaumaris. The names of several minis- ters have been under consideration, the church finally determining upon inviting the Rev John Hughes, of Oldham, who is at present in charge of the Welsh church there. Mr Hughes is an excellent preacher, and the church hope he will accept the call,which is a hearty and unanimous one. GUARDING HER MAJESTY.—H.M.S. Nep- tune," the guardship of the Mersey, Dee and North Wales coast has been ordered to Cowes, Isle of Wight; to replace the present guardship at that place which has left to undergo repairs. Her Majesty will be well guarded by the gallant crew of the Neptune," for better officers and men it would be difficult to find. THE REV JOHN HUGHES PARRY, the esteemed pastor of Armenia Chapel, has now arrived at Holyhead after a somewhat protracted stay and extensive tour in the United States of America. The rev. gentleman looks much improved by his visit to America. Gossip is rife as to whether he intends accepting a pastorate in the State or remain in his present sphere. It is to be hoped that the church at Armenia may be able to retain his valuable services here. T'?' v ISITORS.-lt is most gratifying to note that a great many visitors are to be observed at Holyhead this season. It is evident that the rugged charms of the district are making them- selves manifest, and that the lovely expanse of the sea, combined with mountain scenery, is annually attracting visitors to our town and neighbourhood, where cheap accommodation and provisions are obtainable, combined with sea- side facilities without the noise and bustle of many of the popular resorts. THE FATE OF A DONKEY.—A day or two ago coal was being conveyed across the country to the North Stack. The usual method is to get donkey owners to contract for so much a load, and Mr William Williams, contractor, who has the coal contract from the Trinity House, had arranged in this manner to have the coal carried over the mountain passes to the North Stack. An illfated donkey, in crossing the mountain, wandered in too. close a proximity to the edge of the rocks and slipped over, falling many hundreds of feet over sharp crags into the water underneath, coal and all. Fortunately no one was leading the animal at the time, or it is to be feared they would have shared a similar fate. JUVENILE ODDFELLOWS.—It was intended to have a procession of the juvenile Oddfellows on Tuesday evening, but the weather being so un- favourable, the demonstration was put off to await finer weather, when. headed by the Marine Brass Band, the children in regalia with flags and banners flying, it is intended to parade the streets under the charge of Bro. Singleton. RENT REMISSION,—Mr B. H. Williams, J.P., of Trecastell, Beaumaris, and Trearthur Bay, Holyhead, has remitted 5 per cent to the tenants on the Trearthur estate on the half- year's rent.
HOLYWELL. COUNTY COURT.—On Tuesday, before Sir Horatio Lloyd, Mary Edwards, a domestic servant, sued Mrs Annie Hughes, Antelope Hotel, for £1 Is, wages due. It transpired that on May 4th plaintiff left her situation without Anv --J notice, and without telling Mrs Hughes she was going. At the time she left £1 Is was due to her for wages. Plaintiff, in cross-examination by Mr Alun Lloyd, who appeared for defendant, admitted that on one occasion she was found in bed at 8.30 in the evening reading a novel by the light of a candle placed on her pillow (laughter). -His Honour held that by leaving without notice plaintiff had forfeited a month's wages due atter deducting for the month in lieu of notice. Thomas Hughes, Victoria, Bagillt- road, sued Absalom Redfern, butcher, High- street, Holywell, for S6 loss sustained through the death of a pony. It appeared that plaintiff had a small pony, for which he gave £1, and then fed it up, and used it for carting coal. The pony was, on April 25th, put in a field near the < plaintiff's house. In an adjacent field were a I horse and two colts belonging to defendant, and ( by some means they got out of the field, and went through a gap into plaintiff's field. The defendant a horse attacked the pony, bit it and < abused it to such an extent that it died the same f night. A number of witnesses were called on I either side, and it was stated by some of them 1 that the plaintiff had told them that the pony i was abused by some school children, which he i denied, une witness stated that plaintiff said to him Lock what a loss I've had, 15s to 18s— (laughter)-by the school children abusing the mare.His Honour, in giving judgment, held that there was no doubt that the defendant's horse was the cause of the pony's death. As to the amount of damages, he had no doubt the horse was a bag of bones when plaintiff bought 'it, and he did not think it had improved at the rate of XI a month since he had it (laughter). Still, it might be some time before plaintiff could get another horse at the same figure (renewed laughter). Verdict for plaintiff for X2 2s, with costs on that amount. THE RECTOR OF LLANDEGLA.—On Monday night, at the Abbey Schoolroom, Greenfield, Holywell, the Rev John Jones, rector of Llan- degla, and late curate-in-charge ot Greenfield, was presented with a gold keyless hunting watch on his leaving Greenfield for Llandegla. SCHOOL BOARD.-At Tuesday's meeting a vote u ^Pa^°^ence ^*s passed with the chairman (Mr H. T. Barker), whose brother, Mr 6aul Barker, was one of the victims in the recent bathing fatality at Point- of-Ayr. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting was held on Friday, the Rev T. L. Davies (chairman) presiding.—The Master re- ported that on the previous Tuesday the work- house was struck by lightning, and a quantity of brickwork broken: down and precipitated into the children's yard, but the children were fortunately in school at the time.—The question of erecting conductors was referred to the visit- ing committee.—The Clerk presented a report showing that the amount given in out-relief was steadily rising in the Holywell and Mold districts, but decreasing in the Whitford district. -The Clerk informed the board that the Halkyn Mine Drainage Company had given notice of appeal against the decision of the Divisional Court that they were liable to be rated to the poor rate in respect of their water tunnel in the parish of Halkyn, and the case would probably I come on before the long vacation.—The Clerk re- ported the balance in the hands of the treasurer to be only £63, whereas cheques were required that day to the amount of £762. There was now I- A. I- 1 tn tif various parishes outstanding arrears Srrv nnfhentK0f- £ 2256- It was impossible to on th.e bu8Jness of the board unless the carry on the business of the board unless the n«rifhe8 PK KegUiariy' and jt wa8 unfair to the Pa,d regularly that others should watt till the cloje of the half year before paying. He asked the board to direct proceedings to be taken against the overseers of the parishes most in default, which was done. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY THE POLLU- TION OF ST. WINIFRED'S STBBA.M: .-At the fortnightly meeting of this authority, Mr Samuel -I _■ T. -• Davies, C.C., presiding, a prolonged discussion ( took place as to the continued pollution of St. I Winifred's stream, and a special report on the 1 matter was received from Dr James Williams' (the medical officer) who stated that the exten- sive works carried out by the Welsh Flannel Company had not effectually accomplished its purpose, as the offensive floating scum still accumulated on the surface of the pools without any appreciable diminution, and the nuisance was therefore not abated. Although the in- gredients used in the wool washing were not specifically poisonous or injurious to health, they became so when allowed to decompose on the stagnant pools, on the banks of which were houses. He considered it his duty to point out that the flannel mills were not solely responsible for this nuisance, as the sewage of the town of Holywell and Greenfield, as well as the waste from a brewery, all discharged into the stream. -Mr Isaac Hughes thought it was quite time that the authority should definitely deal with this long-standing and serious matter, and he sug- gested that the Local Government Board should be asked to send an inspector down.—Mr Kerfoot Evans: Which will cost £ 30,000.—Mr Hughes: Never mind that; the lives of the people are of more importance than private in- terests. I propose that we ask the Local Govern- ment Board to send down an inspector to see to the matter.—Mr Garner seconded the proposi- tion, which was put to the meeting and carried unanimously.
TWRIM A T RDMRTRN A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT.—Mr R. W. Fraser son of the Rev S. A. Fraser, county alderman, Menai Bridge, has just been successful at his final examination for the degree of M.B., at the University of Edinburgh,
MOLD. ATTACK ON A POLICK OFFICBB,-At a special police court, held on Monday, Henry Lewis collier, Buckley. was charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.C. Davies on the previous Saturday night. The police constable appeared in court with his head very much I swollen, his right wrist sprained, and several bruises on various parts of his body.-The bench imposed a fine of £3.and costs.
PEN MAENMAWR. CHURCH OF ENGLAND SOCIETY FOR PROVID- ING HOMES FOR WAIFS AND STRAYS.—A meet- ing in support of the above society was held, by kind permission of Mr Kneeshaw.at Groesffordd, ) on Monday last. Mr Kneeshaw, who presided, in opening the proceedings spoke in his ex- parience as a magistrate, and also as one of the managing committee of the Clio.The Rev Frank Burrows (of Liverpool), in a most amus- ing and interesting address enlisted the sympathies of the audience. He spoke of the provision made by the state for children in our workhouse and industrial schools, and stated that this Church Society laid great stress upon the provision of homes for the children, with the object as far as their means would allow, of providing home life for them. Some 79 or 80 such homes were now affiliated to the central society. In addition to these homes, industrial homes were provided, where children were taught useful trades and occupations, such as farming, carpentry, blacksmith, basket making, rope making, &c. It was expected that steps would shortly be taken to put the work in North Wales upon diocesan basis. There were three homes already established in North Wales, viz., at Rhyl, Arthog, and St. Marks' Home, Carnar- von, and it was hoped that the two latter would shortly be affiliated to the society and be worked by the diocesan committee.—A cordial vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Kneeshaw, and to Mr Burrows, brought the proceedings to a ter- mination. The proceeds of the collection made at the meeting amounted to some Xll.
JOTTINGS. Some effort has lately been made to improve the promenade, though, it is true, much more might be done, especially at the west end. By the way, can no steps be taken to put an end to the trespass and the cow which wanders leisurely all over the promenade and leaves its mark wherever it goes ? Avart from the nuisances, timid ladies are afraid of venturing anywhere near the vicinity of the milkgiver, and certainly something should be done to keep the old cow within bounds. An immense concourse of quarrymen attended the funeral of the poor man who was accidentally killed last week. The Rev S. E. Gladstone is still a visitor at Penmaenmawr, and it is to be hoped that he will derive the full benefit of the salubrity fresh breeze and habits of life which prevail at Penmaenmawr." and to which his illustrious father bore such eloquent testimony. I wonder if the G.O.M. will pay us a visit this year; it is some time now since he was here. Sir Andrew Clarke might certainly do worse than prescribe a dose of Penmaenmawr air to reinvigorate the energies of the right honourable gentleman after the weariness entailed by the Home Rule Bill. One thing is certain, that Tories as well as Radicals will always welcome the Prime Minister to Penmaenmawr. Ecclesiastical society is evidently well re- Sresented here this season. Bishops, arch- eacons, and other grades of clerical society are here in large numbers. I see that our friends at Colwyn Bay are going to bring the question of the right of foreshore to the notice of the Land Commission. I don't know that the question affects us here, but it will be as well to make some enquiries and bring the matter before the Commission, if necessary. Talking of rights, many old people assert that there is a right of way" through the Fairy Glen, not along the path made by the present proprietor, but along an old path higher up the Glen. Some of the members of the local board, including the chairman, are evidently determined to test the question, for having paid a visit to the proposed new water works, they proceeded down the Glen along this old path. They refused to pay the usual extreme fee of 6d I which was demanded, and I suppose the result will be that they will be summoned for trespass and the matter finally decided. The deputation of the Waifs and Strays Society paid a high compliment to Captain Moger and the management of the Clio in course of his sermon at St. Seiriol on Sunday morning. He said that the institution was a credit to the country. Owing to ill-health, Mr J. A. Picton, M.P., baa had to give up his Parliamentary work for the present, and has come to his Penmaenmawr seat, Caer Lyr, to recuperate. Some 500 of the employes of the Cunard Line visited our town on Wednesday. ALIQUIS.
PWLLHELI. THB NAVAL MANCEUVERES.—For the next ten days or so, during the naval manceuvering in the channel, there will be telephonic communi- cation between Uwchymynydd, Aberdaron, and Pwllheli. This will be kept open night and day. THE ROYAL WMDiNG.—Mr Owen Evans, Broom Hall, gave a treat in the form of tea, bread and butter, bun loaves, oranges, &c., to the workhouse inmates in celebration of the Royal Wedding. THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—A meeting of this society was held on the 19th inst, at the Town Hall, Mr Owen Evans, Broom Hall, in the chair. The preliminary arrangements for hold- ing the show were gone through, and judges were appointed. It was resolved to publish the names of the judges this year. With respect to the athletic sports, jumping, and trotting com- petitions held oa August Bank Holiday, it was stated that these would be discontinued for this year, and that additional prizes would be given at the agricultural show for trotting, &c.
RHYL. THE ROYAL WEDDING.-In addition to letters of acknowledgment from the Queen and the Duke of York, Mr R. D. Roberts (Mwrog) has received one from the Prince of Wales, thanking him for a copy of verses written in honour of the Royal wedding. NARROW ESCAPE OF LADY VISITORS.—On luesaay afternoon, two young ladies named Miss Headley, of Birmingham, and Miss Robin- son, of Walsall, bad a narrow escape from drowning at Rhyl, They were bathing, and by some means got out of their depth, and one of them went floating out towards the sea ith the other a few yards distant. An alarm was raised, and Mr Vaughan, jun., succeded in rescuing the one nearest the shore, whilst a man on horseback attempted to reach the other, but failed to get hold of her. At this juncture, Police-constable William Gabriel proceeded to the rescue, and managed to reach the young lady, who was brought safely to shore and attended to, and when she and her friend had sufficiently recovered they were taken to their apartments near by.
ST, ASAPH. t LECTURES AT THE CATHEDRAL.—The fourth series of lectures annually delivered at the Cathedral, chiefly to the clergy of the diocese, terminated on Friday afternoon. The subject of Canon Holland's last lecture was "The Ethical Temper of the Church." The lecture was very eloquently delivered, and though it lasted nearly an hour it was listened to by the large congregation with rapt attention. During the four days a very large number of the diocesan clergy was present, and, as in previous years, the Dean of St. Asaph and Mrs Williams hospitably entertained them.
WREXHAM. FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—A fatal accident occurred on Saturday, at the Wilderness Brick and Tile Works, close to the railway, between Wrexham and Gresford. It appears that an engine belonging to the Great Western Railway Company, was shunting in the yard of the brickworks when a labourer named John Jones, living at Gresford, got under the engine and sustained terrible injuries. He was removed to the Wrexham Infirmary, where he died a few hours afterwards. On Tuesday, Mr Wynn Evans, district coroner, held an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of John Jones, a married man, aged 29, of Gresford, who was injured on the 15th inst., at Messrs Clark and Rea's Wilderness Brickworks, near Wrexham. Deceased was taken to the Wrexham Infirmary, where he died the same day. Alfred Tucker, engine driver, said he was taking some trucks down a siding in the brickyard to the Doints. when he was stopped by the guard, and on pulling up it was found that the deceased had in some way got under the trucks. He had no idea how the deceased got there unless he was trying to get over the trucks to go to the lime kilns on the other side. Joseph Ellis, Charles William Freeman, and Dr Pierce gave evidence, and a verdict of accidental death was returned. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday, Mr Wynn Evans, district coroner, held an adjourned inquiry at the County Buildings, Wrexham, touching the death of Francis Jones, a points- boy employed at the Ffrwd Colliery, who sus- tained injuries whilst following his employment on the 7th instant, and died at the Wrexham Infirmary, on the following Sunday. Mr Henry Hall, Her Majesty's inspector of mines, was in attendance, and Mr Reid represented the Ffrwd Colliery Company, Adam Jones and Randell Hughes having given evidence, the jury re- turned a verdict of accidental death. POLICE COURT.—On Monday, Edwin Morris, Tanygraig Farm, Minera, was charged by Henry Hampshire, of the Royal Society for the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals, will ill-treating 0), Ir, -1 .I. ui ouocp, it »ppeareu irum tne evidence of John Roberts, landlord of the Rock Tavernt Minera, that the defendant drove four sheep belonging to John Jones, farmer, Penymynydd from his field on to a narrow ledge jutting out on a cliff near Minera. The defendant then pushed the sheep over the ledge with a stick, and they fell a distance of 30 yards. One was killed, and another had one leg broken. The othgr appeared to be uninjured and ran away, and had not since been seen. The defendant was fined X 1 and costs.—Thomas Fox, a lodging- house keeper, Mount-stroet, was charged with an offence against the borough bye-Iaws.-P.C. Tippett said he visited the defenùant'slo,lgiD¡- house on the 7th instant, and found uleven persons in one room. Amu and wife and their two children were lying on .1. heap of rags in a corner.-The defendant, wL ) had been lined previously for a similar off was now fhed .£1 Is and costs. Thomas Hughes, a retur. ^d convict, was sentenced to three months' h d labour for having stolen a mackintosh, the pro- perty of Alexander M'Guffie, the manager of the Wrexham Lager Beer Brewery. Prisoner was seen to take the mackintosh from the porch of Mr M'Guffie's residence, and soon afterwards offered it for sale at public-houses.
A SEQUEL TO THE RHYL HOTSL CASE. AT the Manchester assizes, on Friday, a case was heard in .which Messrs Greenall, Whitley, and Co., sued Mr Guest, of Warrington, for alleged slander.—Counsel were, for the plaintiffs, Mr ] Addison, Q.C., M.P., and Mr Mattinson and for the defendant, Mr Sutton. i mi xiio piainuns are a well-known firm of brewers at Warrington, the head of the firm being Sir Gilbert Greenall, Bart., who was for nearly half a century, with slight interval, mem- ber of Parliament for Warrington, and the defendant was Mr Guest, a justice of the peace for tha borough of Warrington. The defendant had been for a great many years a strong poli- tical opponent of Sir G. Greenall, and he was also an ardent advocate of teetotalism and an opponent of the rights and privileges of the brewers. The slander complained of was con- tained in a speech made by the defendant on the 21st March last at the Warrington Liberal Club In the course of his speech he said"That was a most disgraceful scene which took place at the Chester assizes the other day, when a publican ought to have had £100, and the great brewing firm would not give a farthing without being compelled to do so by law, and he was pleased fry OflTT fViat ..J, II 1 ™ tn. to say mat they were compelled." The speech was published in a local newspaper. The allega- tion conveyed was that the plaintiffs had re- fused to pay £100 which they ought to have paid, and that was a serious imputation upon them. The facts were that the plaintiffs owned a house at Rhyl called the Wynnstay Arms in which they had a tenant named Baldwin. He went out, and a man named Clough came in, The two came to a private arrangement that Clough should pay Baldwin £100 by way of in- going. Ultimately Clough refused to pay the money, and he was sued as the Chester assizes by Baldwin. At the trial a traveller in the em- ploy of the plaintiffs, named Hartley, was sub- pcenaed, and in answer to seme questions by the learned judge (Mr Justice Cave), he said no such thing as goodwill was recognised by his firm. The Judge, as was now contended on the part of the plaintiffs, while uuder some mis- apprehension as to the circumstances, made some strong remarks as to the plaintiff's confiscating the results of a man's labour and putting it into their own pockets, and it was upon these observations that the speech of the defendant, which contained the slander complained of, was based. As a matter of fact, the plaintiff. were not parties to the action, and were never asked, directly or indirectly, to pay anything. The defendant was written to find asked for an apology, and the real facts were pointed out to him. He wrote in reply that he regretted I having made the statement, but that he had in i his mind at the time Justice Cave's remarks at I the trial, and that if he had made a mistake he apologised for it. The plaintiffs, hjwaver desired that the apology should be made as publicly as was the statement of which they complained. A public apology had not been made, and the present proceediugs were taken. -After evidence had been given, the Judge said it was a very proper thing for a man, when he had done wrong, to do that which was right.- Mr Sutton said they were quite prepared, after having heard the explanation that was given to express regret. His client bad been misled' by the observations of the learned Judge at the Chester Assizes, and which were, he believed generally misunderstood,-A verdict was entered for the plaintiff for 40s and costs, the Judge remarking that he thought that was a very proper ending to the case. As Mr Sutton had pointed out, the defendant was misled by the observations of the learned Judge on the occi- won and, with the greatest possible respect, he (Mr Justice Lawrence) felt bound to say that he thought at the time that the Judge who tried the case was under some, misapprehension him- self.
THB LAND COMMISSION. Mr J. R. Jones, the representative for Clynnog parish, with reference to the approaching visit of the Land Commission to the district and the desirabilty-of relieving the burden upon the land by dividing the rates between real and personal property. Mr Jones was of opinion that the manner in which the different industries of the country were taxed was exceedingly unfair, especially towards house and land owners. The unfairness of the system was keenly felt by the agriculturists, seeing that the burden of taxation was now almost completely borne by the land. upon the value of which they were rated, whilst the quarryowners were only assessed upon the amount of the profits realised. He urged that the burden of taxation should be more fairly divided amongst all classes, and that quarry- owners and others interested in large industries should be compelled to pay rates upon the amount of their income. In view of the ap- proaching visit of the Land Commission to Ca.r- narvonshire he proposed the appointment of a committee to consider the question of taxation generally as affecting the present burden upon land and the division thereof between real and personal property. This was seconded by Mr D. Jones. Mr W. J. Williams, whilst approving of the principle advocated by Mr J. R. Jones, pointed out that the assessment of quarries did not come within the scope of the inquiry of the Land Commission. It was a fallacy to think that quarryowners were taxed upon the amount of the profits realised. On the contrary, they were rated upon the produce. Eventually, the matter was referred to a committee. ST. MARK'S HOMB. A letter was read from the hon. secretary of the institution stating that the committee had considered the proposal that the board should nominate two members to serve upon the work- ing committee. In view of the probability of a similar proposal being made by other Boards of Guardians, a compliance with the suggestion was deemed impraoticable, and in addition to the difficulty it would involve the alteration of the rules of the institution as to the numbfip nf 1 the working committee, The committee were anxious to meet the wishes of the guardians, and, if agreeable to them, would be pleased to nominate as ex-officio members of the committee the matrons of every union from which girls have been sent to the home. They were also prepared to afford every facility to such guard- ians as might wish to inspect the home, and raised no objection to the first resolution adopted by the board. In reply to Mr J. J. Evans, the chairman (Mr I R. T. Jones) said that the resolution referred to was as followsIt was resolved that the re- quest of the working committee be acceded to I provided that no religious instruction be given to any girl, towards whose maintenance the guardians contributed, contrary to the wishes of the parents or nearest relatives of such *irl » Mr W. J. Williams proposed that the guardians the guardians to appoint two persons to repre- tome nP0,<' WOrliin« 1 whVrh* Juues pointed out that the reason why the committee ot the institution objected + £ *ePresentation sought for was because they had no power, under the rules, to increase the number. The only serious objection which the guardians had raised was that affecting the question of religious instruction, and he felt sure that the committee had honourably met them in this direction. Mr J. R. Jones (Clynnog) was strongly of opinion that the board should now meet the committee, seeing that the latter had made ample concessions. Mr C. A. Jones proposed that the terms of the St. Mark's Home Committee be adopted. The Rev T. Edwards seconded the amendment. Mr Jones (Waenfawr): I should like to know how was it that Mrs Greaves's assurances to the guardians had been rejected by the committee ? Air C. A. Jones As a supporter of the institu- tion, I may say that Mrs Greaves, when she con- ferred with the guardians, had no right to pledtro the committee to any course Upon a division, Mr Jones's amendment negatived. was Mr T. M. wuiiams then pronosed terms of the committee be accented « • ally upon the guardians being given to nominate any lady thav 6 member ot the M This was seconded bv Mr w,, u \r narvon), and agreed to tha l -Hughes(Car' dissentients. t0' there being only two
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