ST. ASAPH BOARD OF I GUARDIANS. At the meeting of this board, on Friday, Mr Edwin Morgan in the chair, Mr Bircham, Local Government Board inspector, said that compared with South Wales there was a decrease of pauperism in North Wales during tha last twelve months. In the St. Asaph Union the figures were about the same, namely, 4 per cent, of the population were paupers. He did not know that there anything peculiar in 'the destitution^ of St. Asaph to justify the figures remaining at a Majidatali. There were only eight unions that were miore pauperised than St. Asaph in Wales. He did not think that with all their good intentions sufficient care was devoted or (time spent in considera-tion of relief oases. He suggested that the re- lief district should be divided into sections, which could come up for renewal twice a year.—Mr Joseph Lloyd said that during the last ten years they had cut down their out-door relieif at, the rate of B1000 a year.
ABERGELE PETTY SESSIONS. These sesssionsi were lheJdl on Saturday. Henry Roberts, The Shop, Llangerniew (wh.) was stated to have described himself aa a judge of horses), was charged with cruelty to a horse by causing it to be worked in an unfit state, and Thomas Hughes, a driver in his employ, was charged with working the horse. The owner con- tended that the horse was not lame, but tender, and it was not cruelty to work it. Roberts was ordered to pay" 19s 6d, and Hughes 12s.Johll Williams, carter, Aber- gele, was finedi 10s and) 7s 6d costs for work- ing a. horse while in an unfit condition.—For trespassing in pursuit of game in the day time, (Robert Roberts, Llysfaen, who had been before the court on several previous occa- sions, was fined E2 and 16s 8d costs.—David Rube rite and) Robert Jones, of 'the same address, were each fined 10s and 168 8d costs for a like offence, being dn company with the other defendant, but it was their first appearance.
DENBIGHSHIRE INFIRMARY AND THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE An adjourned meeting of the governors amd subscribers was held at Denbigh on Thursday, Color-el Mesham presiding.-The •Chairman announced that a sum of £10 had been received from the Duke of Westminsfcer. He couild not help thinking that the most dtesirable memorial of Her Majesty's reign, aa far as Denbighshire was concerned, would be to free the Infirmary from debt, and to secure its financial position for the future. I -The High-sheriff (Mr Williams, of Llew- esog) suggested that the scheme should com- prise—(1) the removal of the present debt, (2) the enlargement of the basis of the pre- JJent source of revenue, and (3) the establish- tnent of free beds, to be called the Jubilee Beds.—Dr Lloyd Roberts suggested the es- tablishment of free beds, and a nursing in- stitute in connection with the Infirmary.- Dr J. R. Hughes supported the chairman's suggestion to form a small committee in each I parish, and that house-to-house collections be made ihroughout the districts. He pro- posed that a sub-committee be appointed to carry out the arrangement, and that a cir- cular letter be sent to each parish explain- ing the scheme.—It was decided that the Chairman and Mr Gold' Edwards shoold draw out a circular embodying the different re- commendations made, and that the circular be sent to all the public bodies in the county, and the clergy and deacons of the different denominations.
A VALE OF CLWYD BANKRUPTCY. Art; the Wrexham Bankruptcy Court, on Tuesday, Percy Seaforth Hudson, of 2, Birch- dale-road, Waterloo, lately residing at The Mount, Ll&nlfwrog, near Ruthin, and trad- ing at the Ruthin [Lime Works, Llanynys, as a lime and stone merchant, came up for his public examination. In 1802, the debtor was in partnership with Mr Jannes Watson, of Hiick«-Toad, Seaforth, as a. patent stopper manufacturer, into which business he put i £ 150. The [partnership was dissolved eigh- tieen months afterwards. [From Novemiber, 1893, to 1895, he carried on business ae a coal merohantat Wateaioo. On January 31st, 1896, he entered into an agreement with Mr A. O. Evans, solicitor, Denbigh, to pur- z, chase the Ruthin Liime and Limestone Works, at the price of JB575. He mid a certain sum on the signing of the agreement, and the balance was to have been paid on .Tuly 1st, 1896. He had no previous knowledge of the (business, but he relied upon getting an order from Messis Brunner, iMond, and Co., North wich, Ifor tftie supply of limestone, which would have afforded him a good profit. He failed, however, to get ,satisfactory rates from the railway companies, and lost the con- tract. He had two Liverpool gentlemen as partners in the buisime-ss — Messrs William Stainton and F. C. Saunderst-and he was not fuware that tihey repudiated' the partner- ship agreement. He had agreed to sell the quarry to Messrs Howard Brothers, of Chapel walks. South Ohtstte-street, Liver- pool, for Mr Finnigan, Islington, Liverpool, 11 41 Sor B775. The surplus shown in the State- ment of accounts was the amount over and above that expected to be (realised from the aa-le of the quarry. He had previously ten houses in Waterloo, but he sold them in 1895.-The examination wm adjourned.
CARNARVONSHIRE AND THE RECORD REHSN. It has been felt 'by everv subject of the Qutfen that the completion of the 60th year f:1ff. Her Majesty's reign should be suitably commemorated, and that an event of such importance in the his/tory of this country should be signalised by some expression of Hflie nation s gratitude. Whatever is done to commemorate such an event should be permanent in its character, asat £ vnal in imparlance, wide-spreading in its influence, and, above all, pleasing to Her Majesty. it is therefore proposed to raise a large gum to increase in magnitude, and endow in perpetuity "Queen "Victoria s Jubilee In- stitute for Nurses," a work of wlr/Ji the Queen herself laid the foundation, and im which she devoted £ 70,000 that was given to her by the women of England hi the jubilee year. "Queen Victoria's Jubilee Nurses" have now been at work, nursing the pooreso of Her Majesty's subjects in their homes, for six years. T.o-Jd'ay there are over 600 work- ing in England, Scotland, Ireland, an-I Wa i E s lit is therefore no now experiment which has to be tried. The B70,000 produces an incomfe of about jS2,000 a year, but to keep p?»ce at all with the urgent demand for nurses, an additional £ 11,000 has been oontributed by several gentlemen towards the .annual expenses, dur- ing the last three years, but a continuance (rf'this cannot be depended upon. The extension of the work to every town and d'ftf.Tictfc in the United Kingdom is only a question of money: and to bring about the camp^efcion of this good woirk, originated by tho QUPf-n in tender sympathy for the poorest of er subjects. Local committees have been appointed throughout Carnarvonshire. It is hoped by the Lord-Lieutenant and the eountf-r committee that these committees will at once commence operatiiions, and bring them to smoh a conclusion as wiL reflect credit upon the public spirit and generosity of the premier runty of Wa.les. ør- Cheap Frjilting at the "Herald" Office-
THE WELSH PATAGONIANS. The sympathy recently expressed :n cer- tain Welsh newspapers for what was de- scribed aa the hapless condition of the Welsh Colonists in Patagonia — commercially, pol- itically, and r tl igiously—appears to be re- sented by the Colonists themselves. The "Dmfod," the Welsh organ of the Wladfv hi its issue for January 1st,. now to hard, c- n- tains a vigorous letter from a "Mr D. Lloyd Jones,' who writes:—"No one in Wales day, need lose a moment's deep, 01 drop a tear, or waste hid breatlt in a single sigh on behalf of the Welshmen of Chubat, wii.es e political', educational, social, moral, and re- ligious condition will 'bear comparison with that of an equal number of people in any part of the world. There are here many weaknesses and failures and defects and blun- ders that are avoided, in the old country by the endless. (guardianship 'that keeps e\il within the interests of social decorum. net we ha-re (here a freedom that the peop-e of Wales know n'othing of. Many are well endowed with .property who may be short of ctlsh, for as a rule erery penny ihat ean be spared is spent fixt on implements and machinery to multiply labour, and then oR the establishment of homes.
DEUDRAETH DISTRICT I COUNCIL. TUESDAY.—Present: Messrs W. Jones, J. P. (presiding), D. Tegid Jones, W. Evans, Richard Roberts, Griffith Jones, John Lloyd, Robert Richards, E. Daviee, Thomas Roberts (clerk), D. Jones (assistant clerk), Thomas Jones (surveyor). THE LLL\fNBEiDR BRD>GE|.—Mir R, Richards asked if particulars as to the ex- pense of repairing the above bridge, and who was responsible for sucih expense, were on hand.—The Surveyor replied that the re- quired particulars were obtainable.-M.r D. Tegid Jones having remarked that the mat- ter would come before the County Council the following day, the clerk was instructed to prepare and submit aN the necessary de- tails to that body. THE HARLECH WATER SUPPLY.—* The Local Government (Board wrote asking what steps were being taken with. regMd to the walter supply of Harlech.—It was re- marked that the parish was moving very slowly in the matter, and the clerk was in- at,ructed to write to the clerk of the parish council to this effect. THE SANITATION OF LLANBEDR. -Thp. Llanbedr Parish Council invited the medical officer (Dr Eraser) to pay a viflfh to that place in order that he might see the unsatisfactory state of the sanitation of oar- tain places in the parish.-No resolution was passed. ANOTHER JAlPIPLWATION FROM CROESOR.—Mr Kellow again wrote asking the council's co-operation to repair the Park- road at Crcesor, aa this was truly needed.— The Clerk read a resolution: already passed asking what sum th3 quarry and land pro- prietors would contribute towards the neces- sary repairs.—Soma members remarked that Mr Kellow had not paid attention to all the details that were aslkedl for by the council in their previous communication.—Hit was resolved to oaill the atbention of Mr Kellow and the inhabitants of Oroesor to "tihe re- solutions alreadly passed and forwarded to them. DR (FRASHBfS REPOBiT.—Dr Fralper reported that the number of births notified during the month waa 11; deaths, 14. A VACANT SEAT- — Mr R G. Pri- chard, Penrhyn, having sent in his resigna- tion of his seat an tiba council, the clerk was instructed to take the necessary afeepe) for electing a suooesBotf. THE ROADS.—In his report, the sur- veyor elated that a number of roads and paths were in need of repair. He was autho- rised to see that they were carried out. The road expenditure aooount, amounting to £47, was passed.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. TUESDAY.—(Mr J. Jones, J.P., presid- ing, and Mr O. Jones occupying "the vioe- chair. STATISTICAL. -— The (following amounts were reporbed as having been paid in out- relief during the fortnight:—Tremad«o dis- trict, £78, as cmirtpared with -27if the corre- sponding period last year Festiniog district, £117, as against B115 Laat rear; Llairfroihen district, £ 13, as against £12; Llauflfcangely- traetttiau, £ 61, as againflt PM total, MO, as against < £ 063. Required ifor the coming fortnight, £ 266. THE HOUSE.—.The Master reported that Mr Bircham, the Local Government Board inspector, had paid a visit to the house on the previous Saturday. Numfber df inmates, 79, a decrease of eight aa compared with the corresponding period last year. A RECOiMifHNDATION. — Mr Bircham recommended that the master and matron should pay a visit to Coniway or Bangor Workhouse, so, as to glean some detalla with regard to imaintaining discipline, order, clean- liness, &c.—The recommendation was adop- ted. A VOTE OF SYMPATHY.—On the mo- tion of Mr W. Jones, a vote of sympaithy was passed with the relatives of the late Mr Humphrey Jones, HaH Shop, Festiniog, who had for vears been a faithful member of the board.—instructions were given to the clerk to take thie neceefeaay ;Aepsi to fill the vacant SeA PROTEST FROM LLANRWST. —At their last meeting, the guardians had de- cided to iraaae the amount of weakly relief to vTcxsiah Joneskl iBlhydygiro, Tanygrisiau, from 7s to 10s. He was chargeable to the Llanrwst Union, and the guardians from there refused' to be responsibJe for the 3s advance until their relieving officer had made inquiries into the actual needs of the oruse.- Messrs iR. Jones and the Vice-chairman oon- aidered that rØhe action off the Llanrwst guardiantj toast an mnfavouraWe reflection upon this board, as it had instituted in1- quiries into the oaae betfore allowing the esjlira 3b. AJlth^u^h adBaitting the frights oif the Llanrwst Union in the matter, still thev did not consider their action honourable. WHAT WERE THE INSTRUCTIONS? —The Medical Officer of Health (Dr Jones- Morcris) said he had simply acted upon the instructions of the board in sending a certain girf to a medical institution at Liverpool.— The Chairman, hdwerver, disputed this, and said Dr Jonco-Worris had exceeded his in- structions. Thia was plainly shown by the fact that the bill ifrom the hospital had been sent to the doctor, and not to the clerk.— Dr Morris continued to oontend that he had acted Tightly, and said that the girl had now I returned, and was muck improved ia health. -The matter then dropped. REBIQNilNIG HIS SIEAT.—iMir R. G. Prlchard, of Penrhyn, wrote resigning his seat on Iflie board of guardians, and on the district council. The Vice-chairman having asked how much the fine for the resignation was, the Clerk repliedjtfeat Mr R. G. Po- chard's resignation was In order. THE FESTTNIOG COUNTY SCHOOL. i3fr W. Evans, Trawtsfynydd, and the Rev W. Williams, (Maentwrog, were appointed re- presentative members on the local governing bodv of the Festiniog PENRHYN AND TALSARN AU. — The Local' Government 'Boaird having held ia second inquiry into the application to di- vide the parish of Lla-nfihangelytraethau into two divisions under the names Penrfiyn and Talsarnau, that Board now wrote con- firming its previous sanction. German income-tax returns show that the wealthiest trio are: (1) Rothschild, of Frankfort; (2) the great ordnance founder, Krupp: (3) Prince Pleas. Some time since I Krupp headedl the list.
VALE OF CONWAY BAPTISTS Th Vale of Cettvway Union, of Baptisfe Churches held' its annual meeting on Friday at Blaenau Festiniog, mder the presidency of Mr S. WillianiSy Colwyn Bay, the presi- d-ent for the year. There was a. good attend- ance of delegates from the churches of the Union, which eatencfa from Festiniog to Ahergejie. A fnumbetr lcf fra^qlultionis were passed bea-ring on the work of the Union re- specting the Choral Assooiation which is to be held at Festiniog, on the 20th of May, Sunday School Work, [Foreign and Home Mission, Bible Translation Society, and varioms other matters. The presence of the Rev W. G. Owen (Llifon) was welcomed as the representative aitd home saissaaner under the Welsh Baptiafa Union Forward Move- ment, and this new movement was warmly recommended to the churches as worthy- øf their best support. The various committees for the year were appointed. The fdllawing officers were elected for the ensuing yea,r:- President, Mr Simon Williams, Coliwyn IBaJ; treasurer, Mr R. Jones, Colwyn Bay; secretary, the Rev A. Morris, Festinxbg. It was decided that the next meeting be held at Colwyn in September. An address was given by the president on "The Defects of the Church, and a. resolution was adopted thanking him for it, and suggesting ita publication
VALE OF CONWAY CONGRE- GATIONALISTS. On Monday, the Monthly Meeting of the Congressional tmonjaters of the V. Of Conway and the district waa held at Conway, under the presidency of the Rev C. Williams (Penmaenmawr). The Rev H. Jones (Tre- friw) read a paper on "Ritualdsm." A dis- cussion followed. Votes of sympathy were passed with the Rev T. D. Jones (Conway) and the relatives of the late Rev R. Partry (Gwakhmai).—On the motion of the Rev W. K. Thomas, seconded by the Rev T. D. Jones (Cotnway), the following resolution was unanimously carried —"That this meet- ing most emphatically protests against the Education Bill now before Parliament, see- ing that £600.000 will be given annuaJly to support the denominationail schools without giving the ratepayers a vqjee in the distri- bution of the money; further, this meeting is of opinion that the management of all schools sihOould be undfer the control of a local elective body representing the opinion both of parents and gelneral ratepayers, and desires to expresa its great appreciation of the untiring efforts of the Welsh Liberal members in amending the measure so as to meet the needs of the Principality."—On the motion of the Rev R. P. Williams (Llan- dudno), seconded by the Rev J. P. Evans (Heinrytl), the folio wing resolution was un- animously passed: -"That this meeting de- sires to express its profoundest sympathy with the Cretans in their gallant struggle for independence, and its grasteful appreciation of the Christian, intervention of Greece on their behalf. It also protests: most em- phatically agamst the action of the British Government in allowing the guns of British shipa to ibe used in bombarding the Cretans, 11 and considers that such an action is most re- pugnant to the British people and utterly unworthy of our Ohristiatn: principles."
CARNARVONSHIRE CON- GREGATIONALISTS. The Iforth Carnarvonshire Coaigrega- tkmalista have, for some time past, bpen considering the question, of reforming the procedure at their quarterly associations, and at the 'last meeting a special committee was appointed to repast upon this question and upon the applications for building grants. That oommittee met last week, and has now drafted its report, which will be submitted for adoption at the forthcoming quarterly mteOttnga tat OaamaWoto. The Tepdrt re- commends special grant in aid of the build- ing funds for thie churches at Brwyniog, ale of Conway; EbeneBor, Llanrwst; and Berthmaca and Bethania, in the Beslftiesdiai diritaict. In the two last-named the com- mittee recommend larger grants than usual, and the conditions under which the grants are generally made be relaxed, on aooount of the exceptional circumstances consequent upon the prolonged strike at the* Penrhyn Quarries, where a large proportion of the members worked. Two other applications are reported upon, in which the committee decline to recommend a grant; in one case, bemuse the application was not received within the limit of time fixed by the rules, and in the second <beoai|ae the contemplated erection of a new chapel had not been ejected. When this is d'one the committee will recommend a. substantial challenge grant. On the question: of procedure, the committee recommend that the quarterly meetings should, in future, extend over two days, and that there should be two separate sittings of the Conference, one to deal with business affairs and public questions, and I the other with purely religious or spiritual topics. It is further recommended that notice in writing of all resolutions proposed to be submitted at the business conference should be made obligatory, and that such resoilmtaona ishould, appear on the printed agenda of each meeting. I
WEST MERIONETH :C.M. J MONTHLY MEETING. I This Meeting was held at Harlech on Mon- day and Tuesday, presided over by the Revs G. Vaughan Humplireysi, Llwyngwril, and R. Roberts, Penrhyndeudraeth. There was I a good attendance of both ministers and lay- men, Harlech being very central for the whole district.—At the morning gathering, the local church officers gave a very encour- aging account of the state of the cause there. -In resigning the chair to his successor, the retiring dhairmam, the Rev E. Vaulglhan (Hhimiphreys, xoiade a very telling speech OR matters pertaining to the Monthly Meeting. —Seven new deacons were received.—A cir- cular-letter from the Nonconformist League was referred to the Revs D. Evans, M.A., and J. O. Thomas, M.A., and Mr Lewis Lewis, Barmouth, for a report.—It was a.n- mo*iaedl that di4 !Eng(lish (Presbyterian church at Barntouth had agreed to invite Mr I Ernest Jones, Ruthin, to became tdieir pas- tor. The invitation wad confirmed.—The I next meeting was annoainced to be held at Bontddu.—The Rev S. Owen was re-elected secretary of the sustentatian fund.—A vote of I thanks was passed to Mr R. Richards, Pen- aafn, ft his generosity in connection with Bryngwyn School.-The Rev E. Jones Ed- wards, Arthog, submitted the auditors' re- port.—In accordance with his notice of mo- tion, Mr R. G. Prichard, Penrhyn, pro- posed that this Monthly Meeting apply bo be released rrom carntributing towards the general sustentation fund, and to start a fund of their own. The weatk causes in the dis- trict would then receive better support. The Rev Hugh Roberta, Rhydymwyn, secoindedL The Rev D. Jones, Goregdldu, however, op- posed the proposition. He thought it indi- cated a feeling of selfishness. The Rev J. Daviee proposed that the matter be deferred. The Rev R. Owen, M.A., having1 seconded, it was unanimously agreed to bring the mat- ter forward at the Llanbedr Monthly Meet- ing.—The reports of the Sunday School and the Temperance Committees were adopted.— Resolutions were passed dealing with the education question, the famine in India, aind the Grecian trouble.—The collection towards the Forward Movement was reported to have already exceeded last yearA bv £ 31.—Kindle references were made too the late Messrs W. Jones, Talsarnau; Cadwaladr Williams, Trawsfynydd: land Robert '"Ffllis. Pefciiel. Festiniog.—On Momd&y evening, a telling address dealing with miVsion Vork was de- livered bv the Rev John Roberts, Khassia Hills.—The usual preaching services were held on Tuesday.
CAKNARVON COUNTY COUUT. FRIDAY.—'Before his 'Honour Judge Sir Horatio 'Lloyd. THE HORSE THAT WOULDN'T WORK.—A claim was brought by William Jones, (Rhosdican, Carnarvon, against T. Tago, "merry-go-round" proprietor, for the recovery df£12, paid by hiini for a horse he had purchased from defendant, and which would not work.—(Mr J. T. Roberts appeared for the plaintiff, and !Mir R. Gordon Ro- berts (Messrs Nee and Gordon Roberts) de- fended. The plaintiff and his brother said they werut over to Anglesey and saw this horse together with 13 oifchers, grazing in a field. Plaintiff purchased the hoise, and the defendant warranted him to be a good worker. 'Subsequently they tested tihe horse, and found iit woul d not work in a cart at all; and, though TIe tried to bring goods to Carnarvon several times,, he utteily failed to do so.—Several witnesses were called to cor- roborate this statement.—ffhe defence was that, under the statute,, if a warranty had been given, no action could be brought upon it, 'because it was not given at the same time as the consideration paissed between the parties; and atso that a warranty had been given .to the effect that the horse was a good worker in shafts. Defendant stated at the same time that the horse had not worked in a icart with a load in it, and called wit- nesses to prove that it worked alright in a waggon without weight.—After a long hearing his Honour found for the plaintiff. THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.— Lewis E. Thomas, Cwmyglo, sued Thomas Morris, of the same place, for £:7 15s, the value of goods supplied.-—*Mr Gordon Ro- berts appeared (on behalf of Mr Lloyd Car- ter) for the plaintiff. The defence was that the daliii was barred by the Statute of Limitations, and that the goods had been supplied to the defendant's wiife (who was deceased), without his authority. The Judge held that as no notice of the defence had been given, he must give judgment for the plaintiff. AN APPLICATION. —Mr J. T. Roberts, solicitor, made an application to his Honour to order the execution of a trust of a deed of assignment,, given by Thomas Farey, shoe- maker, Kettering, to his creditors. Farey's son had been appointed trustee, but although there was a provision in the deed of assign- ment that tihe stock should be realised, and the amount paid into court so far only J550 had been paid into court. Mr Roberts said thait the debtor himself had through his solicitor, Mr J. R. Prichard, filed a petition in bankruptcy, and he consequently applied that 'a receiver be appointed to execute tihe trust of !tfhe deed of assignment.—The Jud'ge said that as the debtor had failed to comply with the deed he should make an order, and appoint Mr R. R. Sftytih'e the receiver of the etetate.
LLANDUDNO COUNTY COURT. This courlt was held on Thursday, before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd, judge. I LITTLER v. KENDtRICK.—His Honour gave judgment in the case, which was heard at the previousi court and was an action in which John Littler, grocer, Moatyn-atreet, claimed damages against Thomas Kendriok, lapidary, Tygtwiyn-road, respecting injuries to a pony, the property of Mir Littler, the pony and trap having fallen over a wall, which, it was alleged, was the .property of the defend- ant, and which be had not kept in repair. Mir Henderson was the solicitor for the plain- tiff, and Mir B. iBeI:is represented the de- fendant.—'His Honour, in giving judgment, said that he 'had visited the place and he had oome to the conclusion that on every ground the defendant was entitled to judg- ment. ilIe doubted very much whether there was any legal claim upon the defendant there repair the wall in question. The wall had not ibeen more than eighteen inches high for the past twenty years, and therefore if the defendant had kept it in a wood condition it would1 not haive prevented the accident; but the most important reason he had for giving the defendant a verdict was that he con- sidered the accident due entirely to the negligence of the driver in the employ of the plaintiff. Judgment would therefore be for the defendant with oodts. THE REFUSE REMOVAL QUESTION. —It was expected that his Honour would deliver judgment in the action' brought by the Llandudno Urban District Council against Councillor F. J. Sarson, for the sum of 71s 6d, alleged to be due from Councillor Sarwm for the removal of certain trade refuse from his businPess premises1 in Mostyn-street. Several members of the council were present in court, the case being evidently an important one as affecting the charges imade by the council for removing lehop refuse. His Hon- our did not give judgment, how- ever, it being intimated that there were pointta of law which had been argued at the previous court, and his Honour now expressed his willingness to hear any more 'arguments which could be brought forward.—<Mr James Porter, who appeared for the district council, said that at the pre- vious court his friend, 'Mr Bone, had, on behalif of Mr Sairson, Telied upon Clause 57 of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act, 1846 but he (i¥1t" Porter) foamed the claiim on the Public Heafth Adt, 1875, and he pointed out that, where the Public Health Act was in force as was the case in that district, the council! might proceed under that Act. He, however, submitted that the refuse in ques- tion was "trade refuse," and that the council were nofr bound to remove it without, pay- ment. He now called attention to the Metro- politan Management Act, 1855, and quoted a case under that Adt with- reference to the Hotel' Metropole. London. He contended, first, that they were under the Public Health Act; that the refuse was not house refme, and that they were outside the compulsory provisions of the Act of 1874.—Mr Bone, on behalf of tKe defendant, argued that the Pub- lic Health Adt incorporated certain provisions of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act, and among the portions incorporated were the provisions relating to the cleansing of streets and removal df rubbish from houses and tenem'ents. The obligw/tienis of the council under the Towns Improvement Clauses Act were continued. The councn had no bye- laws on the subject, and simply by agree- jment IWÍth tradesmen they received pay- ment.—iHis Honour said that he was not prepared to give his decision (that day, but he would look Tip the oa»ed quoted a.nd give judgment at the next court. INTERPLEADER AOTTON.—Mr Porter made an application to his Honour for an order against Owen Ovans, Wheat Sheaf, Bettws, Abergele, and Robert Parry, Glan- 'rafon, Bettws, Abergele, Ithat they rfiould pay the costs incurred in an interpleader action by reason of their having filed1 a claim for rent.—(Mir W. P. Roberts (of Messrs^ D. Jones and Roberts'* opposed the application, and submitted to his Honour that the fact of the claim for rent having been made did not, in the slightest degree, prejudice the rights of the execution creditor, and contended that he would receive exactly the same amount from the execution, notwithstanding that the claim was made as if no claim had been made at all. It was! further submitted that no costs were incurred to which the execution creditor wais entitled. His Honour upheld this view amd refused the application for costs.
The War Office have "iven instructions that the 3rd and 4bh Militia Battalions OIf the RoVal Welsh Fusiliers shall be reduced in establishment from eight to six companies from the first of next, month. This means that the numlber of rank and file in each bat- taJion will be reduced from 800 to 600. This step has been decided upon owing to the baftmalions being unable to keep up the higher strength.
FOOTBALL. WELSH JUNIOR CUP. SWIFTS' RESERVES v. RHOS EAGLE WANDERERS. These teams met in the semi-final of the above cup at Queensferry, on Saturday last, with the result that the Reserves retired beaten to the tune of 7 goals to none. NORrrH WALES COAST LEAGUE. BANGOR v. CARNARVON IRONO- í POLIS. Played at Batngor last Saturday in fine weather before a gaDdi gate. A stubbornly- contested game ended in a victory for the home team bv 6 goals to 2. FLfDNT iV. LLANDUDNO SWIFTS. Played. at F-int on Saturday. In the first haJf both teams scored twice; in the second, the Swifts put in two to Flints one; and won a well cointested game by 4 to 3. Results up to date :— Matches. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Point. Llandudno. 9. 7. 1. 126.96.36.199 I Bangor 9.. 6. 1. 188.8.131.52 Flint 9. 6. 3. 0.32.20.12 Holywell 8. 2. 5. 1.16.23. 5 Rhyl. 8. 1. 7. 0.13.34. 2 Carnarvon 6. 0. 4. 2. 7.21. 2 BANGOR RANGERS v. LLANFAIR. M Llanfair, on Saturday, the visitors win- ning by one goal to nothing.
PORTM ADOC COUNTY SCHOOL v. BAR- MOUTH COUNTY SCHOOL. At Porttoadoc, on Saturday, after a very interesting game the Barmouth School were victorious by four goals to none.
IRELAND v. WALES. The sixteenth match between these two countries took place on Saturday, at Clifton- ville, Belfast. Of the previous contests, Wales had won nine, Ireland three, and three were drawn. The Welsh tea.m, con- sidered a strong one, turned out on the field as chosen. A crowd of at least 10,000 people witnessed the match, the arrangements being all well looked after. Wales won the toss, and Ireland kicked off against the wind, and at once began to force the game. Edwards relieved well, but Jack Pyper and Barron worked the ball back, and Peden, who was off-side, spoiled the chance. At once, how- ever, Campbell got possession, and racing along the right wing centred beautifully to Bao-ron and Peden, the latter missing alto- gether, 'but the former making no mistake in drawing first blood for Ireland. After the kick off, Wales took free kicks in front of goal, ffram the second of which Meredyth equalised tha-ough the crowd. In the next ten minutes the Irish forwards kept up a I continual pressure, Barron and Peden being especially noticeable, but the shooting was at fault. Walesi then pulled themselves to- gether and gave the Irish backs a hot time. First Parry sent across to Jenkyns, and the I latter headed past Scott. Very soon after Meredyth added the (third goal by a long high shot. Half-time arrived with the score 3 to 1 in favour of Wales. On restarting, a grand run and shot iby Barron enabled Trainor to save splendidly, a feat which he repeated several times. In this period Ire- land's second score came from Stanfield, who finished up a fine piece of p:ay started by Pyper, through Campbell and Barron. Jenkyns, Jones, and Meredyth had their hands and feet full in resisting the attacks of the Irishmen, but they responded well. Ponsonby, Jack Pyper, and Gibson did like- wise on the kish side. Jack Pyper scored the equalising goal, and soon afterwards Peden won the match for Ireland by the fourth score. Half way through Torrans had to retire hurt, but still Ireland kept up the pressure till the end. A coujple of times, Jiowever, WiaJies narrowly missed scoring. Trainor, Jenkyns, Jones, Meredyth, Owen, and Pugh, were the 'best on the Welsh side. Re.sult -Irelland, 4 goals; Wales, 3.
PORTMADOC URBAN COUNCIL. FRIDAY.—Dr Griffith, J.P., presiding. A VOTE OF SYMPATHY was passed with IMir J. Jones (the clerk) in his illness. STATISTICS.—Amount of the general district rate, etc., collected during the month, £ 304;balance in the council's favour at the bank, £851; workmen's wages, etc., £ 57; tdbal amount off payments", £93 19s 6d. THE DRAINAGE OF TREMADOC.— In accordance with instrudtion of .the council, Messrs Thomas Robeo-ts amid Son, C.E., had prelpared a careful report as to the drainage i of Treinadoc also recommendations with re- gard to improving the mire.—Messrs McLean and E. Rofberts, having stated their opinion that the report was very clear and accurate, Captaiin, Morgan. Jones proposed, and Mr Griffith Roberts seconded a resolution to the effect that the report be adopted that day, butt that its consideration be deferred. This was unanimously agreed to. THE GAS COMMITTEE recommended that an estimate df the cost of extending, tihe gas pipes to Brynganallt, in the direction of Borth, 'be obtained. This, as well as other recommendations, were approved of. THE SURVEYOR.—.The committee ap- pointed to examine the stock transferred bv the late surveyor (Mr D. G. Davies) reported that they founid everything satisfactory.—A letter from the LocaJ Government Board con- firming the appointment of Mr J. D. Lewis as the new surveyor was read; also a com- munication from Mr Lewis himself announc- ing his intention to enter upon, his new duties the 15th of this month. OVERSEERS.—A special committee waa appointed to meet in the course oif the fort- night to consider the (nomination of over- seers. LIGHT (RAILWAYS. — Mr Bodvel-Ro- berts, on behailf of the County Council, for- warded resolutions passed by that body deal- ing with the question of light railways for the county. Mr D. Morris called attention to the proposed railway to Beddgelert. Mr McLean thought if the scheme were carried out, it would prove a great advantage to the town and proposed that they give the pro- moters every support.—Mr Moa-ris seconded, and remarked that a joint committee from Portmadoc and Beddgelert had the question under consideartion.— E. Roberts Are all of us to take shares in the railway ?—A Metmfber: Certainly (laughter). — The pro- position was agreed to. 11 A THREAT FROM BORTFH.—An an- onymous letter Was received firom Bbrth threatening that, if,matbers were not improved at that place the author of the letter would write to the authorities in London (laughter). —The clerk was instructed to investigate the complaint. VARIOUS.—Mt J. E. Jones wrote thank- ing the council for its kind expression of sympathy on the occasion of his wife's death. —Mr French, .manager of the Flour Mill Company, complained of a disagreeable odour being drafted to the mill from Mr Newell's slaughter-house. — It waa decided to in- struct the surveyor to look into the matter.— Number of births durinsr the month, 12; deaths, 6. THfE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BUILDINGS. — Mr Morris brought foiWard the plans of the above school build- ings, and stated tihat the governors cou'd proceed1 no further without receiving the coumcals approval, of their dminage scheme. The scheme was approved. A VACANT SEAT.—Attention was dir- ected to vacancy on the council through the removal from the neighbourhood, off Mr Richard Jones, Garegwen. A discussion en- sued as to the steps to be tiaken to fill the vacant seat.
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CARNARVON BOARD OF GUARDIANS. 'lie' fortnightly meeting of the Carnarvon 0 Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, Mr J. J. Evans presiding. STATISTICS.-It was reported that the amount of out-door relief granted during the past fortnight, was g-41; and the non- settled accounts amounted to JB17. There was a balance in favour of the union of J5686. -The workhouse master raponted the num- ber of inmates In. the houlse to be 101, com- pared with 8& in the corresponding period at last year. The number of tramips relieved was 22; MEDICAL r:ML\æTÐRiS. -'Th e comimdttee appointed to inquire into me proposed changes in the districts of medical officers, re- commended that the Carnarvon second dis- trict should remain undisturbed, and that advertisements- be inserted in the local papers for a successor to Dr Watkin Roberts. They further recommended,, in order to, meet the difficulty of securing medical relief in tihe villages of Portdinorwic, Bethel and Rhiw- las, that the salary of Dr Lloyd Williams be increased' h-om; YM to JE90 per annum, on condition that he should open a surgery at Llanrug, and keep, a qoaf-iified assistant to reside within a quarter of a. mile to the Llan- rug Post-office, who shotrid be required to serve the paupers, under Section 200 of the Local Governmenlt Board Orders. — The clerk said he had received a letter from Dr Lloyd Williams to the effect thait he was very anxious to. meet the wishes of the m guiardiansi upon tliib question,, and would agree to establish a surgery, and appoint a qualified deputy at Llanrug, provided his salary was increased by £40, which taking into consideration the reduction of J310, which had taken tpllatceby reason of the sup- pression of reports, would simply mean an increase off £ 30.—Mr IMenzies asked whether it would not be possible to rearrange the dis- tricts so as to make them smaller. He re- membered years ago that there was only one doctor at Penygroes, but now there were doc- tors everywhere; and he thought the guardians ought to avail themselves of this advice by re-dividing the districts. It was an anomaly that paupers from Waenfawr should be compelled to came to Carnarvon; and what sense was there in asking the paupers of Betitws Gannon to go to LIki- beris ?-Rev O. Williams, as a member of the committee, understood that the ieomr mittee had no power to make any sU"h changes. As had: been suggested by Mr Menzies whatever rearrangements should be made, ought to be based upon existing ar- rangements.—»Mr TI. [EJliras Jones said he would be inclined to support Mr Menzies, but suggested that the matter be r-i^rrel back to the committee, provided there be no increase in 'the salaries.—»Mr Henry Parry also agreed that it would be better to con- sider Itllie re-arrangement of the whoie of the districts, and this should be done by giving six months notice to the present medical officers.—'Mr T. W. Williams said he became a member of this committee on the under- standing that they should be given full authority to consider the questim. He sup- ported Mtr T. Elias Jones, conditionally upon his giving latitude as regards salary.—Mr T. Elias Jones refused to agree to thw, where- upon Mr Williams moved that the report be referred bacik to the committee with instruc- tions to consider the medical districts of the whole of the union, and report generally thereupon.—This amendment having been seconded, a geneiraL: discussion ensued, but some difficulty waa experienced in deciding upon which course to take.—Mr John Grif- fith asked whether it would not be wise to ask the opinion of the Local Government B)oa.rd.—Mr Menzlea appealed to Mr Elias Jones to withdraw his amendment, fcr the committee would have to talczt the whole matter into consideration, and make recom- mendations. It would be unwise to tie their hands, for the guardians might accept their recommendation or refluse, as they thought proper.—iDr Jones agreed.—-Mir T. W. Wil- liams pointed out how impracticable was the couree suggested by Mr T. Elias Jones, and said that the guardians could not very well ask the medical gentlemen to establish branch surgeries, unless they also offered to increase their salaries. It would be far better to discuss the whole question, and prepare a scheme for submission to the guardians, and then to the (Local Government BoaTd.-A vcte wa.3 taken, and the amendment to deal with the question of salaries was carried by 17 to 12.—It was then resolved to re-appoint a committee, representing every parish to deal with the questionl CANVASSING. —(Mr T. Elias Jones said tihajt some df the officers of the union were already canvassing in favour of applicants for the public offices which would fall vacant in April, and gave notice that if they did not stoip doing so he would name them at the next meeting (laughter). THE AGRICULTURAL RATES ACT.— The clerk submitted a certificate showing that the,annuiat grant which wou.d be received by the union under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, would be as follows1: —General ex- piture, £ 1547; school attendance committee, £14; special expenditure with regard to the parishes of (Llanbeblig, Waenfawr, and New- borough, £ 112.—Mr Jones, Olynnog, asked if any of the j31647 provided for the rural dis- triots would fall upon the parish df Llan- beblig.—The Clerk said it would be impos- sible to say until (the Atet hiad been in opera- tion for one year.—(Mr Jones: We were given to understand that it would cost Llan- beblig B500 more.Tlhe Clerk If you re- peat the question twelve months hence I shall be able to reply.—Mr Hughes and Dr Lloyd stated that the Imoney which went for the relief of the rural disbriots would surely come from the uihan dilstricts. AN1 APPEAL.—The clerk stated that an application had been received from the M- sessment committee for power to support the assessment of the Cefntre Seiont Farm, in the parish of Ltamrug. This farm measured 115 acres, the gross ratable value was £145 and the net ,£134. The comimititee had al- ready reduced the gross ratable value to JB125, and the net to iB115 10s. The tenant objected to this, and lliad given notice to ap- peal to the sessions, because he alleged the gross ratable value was only L10 lesai than the rent, and because adjacent farms had been assessed at a lower rate than this.- Power was granted to the assessment com- mittee to object to a. reductKm being made. GUARANTEE BONDS.—The clerk re- ported that no replies had been received from all the assistant overseers and collectors re- lative to the desire of the guardians that they should provide flrom societies suitable guarantee bondfe, the premiums of which »hlould be paad by the respective parish coun- cils. The matter was referred to ai com- mittee for further consideration. The burning question in Welsh Congregar- taowal circles is the proposed amalgamation of their colleges. Alderman Thomas Wil, liams, J.P., of iMerthyr Tydfil, has promised to contribute j51000 towards a united college for the teaching of theology and for the pre- parationi of candidates for the theological de. greea of the Welsh University, if the matter can be brought to a successful issue.
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On Sunday, the Rev O. L. Roberts, late of Pwllheli, commenced! his ministry as pas- tor of the Welsh Tabernacle, Netherfield- road, Liverpool. It was on the first Sun- day in March, forty-three years ago, that the late Rev Dr John Thomas commenced hift ministry as pastor of the same church.
THE SECTARIAN SCHOOLS BILL. DEBATE IX PARLIAMENT. On Monday, the Welsh members main- lamed their opposition to the bill with un- abated vigour. Unfortunately, whilst all the argument is on their side, the voting power ia on the other. 'Mr Lloyd George's amendment requiring the schemes of the Education Department as to the disposal of the fund allocated under the bill to be laid before Parliament (or as Mr Samuel Evans put it in an amendment to Mr George's pro- posed amendment before the Commons House of Parliament), was closured after an interesting discussion by 212 to 79, and was rejected by 221 to 73. Mr Sydney Buxton s amendment demanding inter alia a definition of the oft-debated phrase "necessitous schools" was supported by Mr Humphreys-Owen and Mr iSamuel Evans. The latter delivered in a brilliant way an appeal from the inoapa- bility of the First Lord of the Treasury, the indefinitenesa ct the Attorney-General and the stubbornness of the Solicitor-General to the fwider knowledge and greater experience of the representative df the Council on Edu- cation, Sir John Gorst. The speech by its brightness and point stun? Mr Arthur Bal- four, and he proposed the closure with un- wonted asperity. It was of course carried, and several Welsh meiabers, including Mr Bryiwnor Jones, and Mr Ellis J. Griffith, were prevented from adding their quota to the debate. On Tuesday evening, Mr Llovd-George's ability was again backed by good fortune. The Chairman sacrificed a, holocaust of amend- ments to the Government's Education Bill. Seven pages were swept away in a breath. Among them were some amendments moved by half-ar-dozen Wetsh members, including an interesting one by Mr Brynmor Jones, providing for the creation of a committee of the Welsh County Councils to distribute and administer the grant. Mr Jones quoted the precedent of the ILoeal Government Act of 1888, where the machinery for such a cen- tral committee was brought into existence, though it has never been put into operation. The first amendment to escape the general massacre was one which stood in the name of Mr Lloyd-George, and which proposed to omit from the bill the clause relating to the formation of the diocesan and other associa- tions. This, perhaps, has raised the most important point that has yet been discussed during the Committee stage of the bill, and it setrved to bring into strong relief the dif- ference of opinion which exists on the Un- ionist benches with regard to the formation of the sectarian associations. This led' to a lively debate, in which Sir Wm. Harcourt, Mr Balfour, and Mr -Chaiiibe(rtain, took part. 'Eventually, the amendment waa defeated by about the usual majority. On Wednesday, Mr E. J. Griffith moved an amendment the effect of which was to stipulate thjait regulationis should be laid down for the constitution of the associations. His object in moving the amendment, he said, was to induce the Government to give the House some further information as to the manner in which those new bodies were to be formed'. Under the bill as presented there was y^olutely no information on the point. He suggested that the County Coun- cils should have some representation on the associations. That principle was one of the merits of last year's bill, and he supposed the merib remaitned although the bill had gone. Teachers in Elementary Schools aliso might have some representation, and the Education Department might very usefully be represented on each of the associations by an educational expert, not sent dawn from London but chosen from the looality, so that there might be wme sort of counter-balance to the strictly clerical element of the associa- tions. Mr S. fEvajia contended that Parliament ought to ha.ve a voice in saying what regula- tions should !be adopted in forming these as- sociations. Were these associations to have statutory authority? When were they to meet? How were they to act?—(A voice from the Ministerialists, "Absurd' ). No, it was not absurd. The regulations for School Boards were submitted to Parliament. Why not in ithiis case ? Mr H. Lewis was not aware of any pre- cedent for creating bodies of an ecclesiastical character to deal with a large grant of public money. In many parts he feared that these bodies would use the money, not for educa- tional purposes, but for the purpose of fight- ing Nonconformity. He imarvelled that at the end of the nineteenth century Parliament should ,be asked so nakedly to endow denom- inationalism. Mr Lloyd-Geotrge asked whether the Gov- ernment proposed that there should be separate associations for town and countrv schools. Mr Balfour replied in the negative; and afterwards the iairaendment was lost. VIEWS OF THE LOCAL CLERGY. At a committee mfeeting of the Bangor Diocesan Board of Education held on Tues-. day, at the Palace, Bangor, with the Lord Bishop in the chair, the (following resolution was unanimously adopted:—"The Banger Diocesan Board of Education, covering tIie- whole area of the diocese, respectfully as- sures Her Majesty's Government of its hearty approval of the Education Bill, re- cently introduced by Mr Balfour, and now in committee stage in the House of Commons, and specially observes with satisfaction the following points:-(I) That the aid is in- tended to be given from, the Imperial Ex- chequer, and! not from rates. (2) That it is to be distributed through Associations of Schools, according to the necessities of each school. The 'Board does not foresee any serious danger of friction or rivalry between Associated (Schools, but believes that these Associations will correct some of the disad- vantages of Elementary Schools, which at present arise from isolation of schoote, of teachers, and of (managers^ and foe these reasons earnestly trusts that Her Majesty's Government's proposals will be carried in their ''integrity as soon as possible." VIEWS OF LOOAIL (METHODISTS. ,At the Monthly (Meeting of the Arvon Wefeth Calvinistic (Meithodiistis on Mondav, the Rev H. R. WilKams presiding, the Rev E. Jones (Moriah) moved, the Rev J. E. Hughes, M.A. (Carnarvon) seconded, and it was unanimously reaojved :—"That this meet- ing of WeUsih Calvinifltio Methodists, repre- senting 30,000 adherents, expresses its strong disapproval of the Government Education Bill—(1) as perpetuating the cruel injustice of supporting schools under the management of a class at the expense of the whole com- munity (2) as compelling Nonconformists in over 8000 .parishes to send their children into sohooJls in which their principles are neces- sarily ignored or persecuted': (3) as excluding undenominationalistia in these 8000 parishes from the teaching profession unless they for- feit their principles; (4) as encompassing the destruction of the (State's own Board Schools, supported and controlled, by the whole people, in which all have equal rights and ..1 privileges!, and thus provoking perpetual strife and hatred where cordial sympathy amd co-operation should prevaii. That copies of this resolution be sent to the Duke of Devon- shire, Mr Balfour, Sir J. Gorst, Sir W. Har- court, and the upearibeite for the county and boroughs of Carnarvon." It was further re- solved that a special meeting of the Presby- tery should be held at an early date, to dis- cuss the whole ibearinsr of the education ques- tion, the Rev T. J. Wheldon, Bangor, being deputed to open the discussion.