W- THE PEMBROKESHIRE BYE-ELECTION. At a largely-attended meeting of the Unionist party, held on Tuesday at Haver- fordwest, under the presidency of Sir Owen Scourfield, the Hon. Hugh Campbell, son of Lord Emlyn, chairman of the Great Western Railway, accepted a unanimous invitation to contest the forthcoming election in Pem- brokeshire as Unionist candidate. In his address he promised staunch support to the Government whose domestic and foreign policy he warmly eulogised. Lord Emlyn also addressed the meeting, and stated it was his intention to contest Crickdale Division. Mr Wynford Phillips will be the Liberal candidate.
FOOTBALL. SORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE CARNARVON IRONOPOLIS v. BANGOR. Played at Carnarvon in fine weather, a good game resulting in a draw of two goals each. LLANDUDNO SWIFTS v. RHYL TOWN. Played at Llandudno. A well-contested game ended in a win for the Rhyl team by two goals to one. Results up to date :— Matches. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Puts. Rhyl Town 7. 5. 1. 1.13. 8.11 Llandudno. 5. 3. 2. 0.10. 6. 6 Bangor 4.. 2. 1. 1.10. 4. 5 Rhyl Amateur 5. 2. 3. 0. 7.17. 4 Holywell 3. 0. 2. 1. 5. 7. 1 Carnarvon 4. 0. 3. 1. 4. 7. 1 ANGLESEY LEAGUE. BEAUMARIS v. LLANDEGFAN SWIFTS. At Llandegfan, the visitors winning by four goals to two. THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP. SINGLETON AND COLE (Shrewsburv) v. NEWTOWN RESERVE. At Newtown. Singleton and Cole (Shrews- bury), one goal; Newtown, none. STANLEY VILLA v. WREXHAM OLD BOYS. I Stanley Villa, five goals Old Boys, none. ERDDIG ALBION v. RHOS EAGLE. A draw-three goals each. RHYL RESERVE v. BANGOR RESERVE. At Rhyl. The game was evenly contested throughout, and ended in a draw, no goals being scored by either side.
NORTH WALES CONGRE- GATIONAL COLLEGE. On Wednesday, the half-yearly meeting of the executive committee of the Bala Bangor Independent College was held at the Ccl- lege Library. Upper Bangor, undar the pre- sidency of Mr Hugh Thomas (Beaumaris). Th.> re were present Professors 1'. Rhys, J. M. Davies. R. W. Phillips (Bangor), and E. Anwyl (Aberystwyth), and the Revs D. Rees (secretary), W. Keinion Thomas (Llanfair- fechan), T. Dennis Jones (Llanllechid), R. Roberts (Rhos), E. M. Edmunds R. Roberts (Rhos), E. M. Edmunds (Ruabon). R. P. Williams (Llandudno), S. R. Jenkins (Bangor), L. B. Jones (Holyhead), and Messrs W. J. Williams (Carnarvon, treasurer). Dr Jones-Morris (Portmadoc), L. t). Jones (Garth), and T. Millward (Bangor). -On the motion of Dr W. Jones-Morris, se- conded by the Rev R. P. Williams, a vote of sympathy was passed with the treasurer of the institution (Mr W. J. Williams) on the death of his wife. — The following students, who had passed the entrance ex- amination, were received into the full benefits of the institution:—E. H. Davies, Machyn- lleth; E. Owen, Meifod; S. G. Jones, lleth; E. Owen, Meifod; S. G. Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; W. A. Davies, Penmaen- mawr; D. E. Jones, Parcyrhos; H. Parry, Liverpool.—The Revs Lewis Evans, Capel-y- ,Win-. and Professor Tyssil Evans, Cardiff, were appointed examiners of the students; and the Rev .1.J. G. Williams, St. Clear's, and Mr E. R. Davies, Bangor, examiners of the candidates for admission to the col- lege.—The Secretary read applications from three of the students who had received in- vitations from churches asking for permis- sion to leave to undertake pastoral charges. viz Mr T. S. Phillips, who had been called to Risca; Mr W. C. Williams, who had re- ceived a call to Rehoboth, Brynmawr and Mr J. T. Hughes, who had been invited to Bwlchgwyn and Llandegla.—On the motion of Professor Phillips, seconded by the Rev S. R. Jenkins, permission was granted to the three.—It was reported that Mr D. B. Davies had settled as pastor of Tabor and Penmorfa churches, Tremadoe; Mr Rhys Davies as minister of the Corris Church, Merioneth- shire; and Mr J. Jones (Pencader), was about to settle at Aberdaron.-The secretary (the Rev JJavId Rees) presented the sub- committee's report and recommendations on the question of amalgamation, principalship, finance, &c. The report showed that the committee had had a number of sittings, at which all the circumstances of the college had been fully considered. The question of the proposed amalgamation of the college with the sister institution at Brecon stood in the forefront of the report, and had occupied much of the attention of the committee, though they satisfy themselves in the report with briefly saying that in the interests of Independency in Wales they do not deem it desirable to remove the existing institution at Bangor. The report contains no further reference to the question of amalgamation, but it was un- derstood that the committee were strongly inclined to favour a more cordial co-operation and possibly a closer union between the various Nonconformist denominations on the lines of the temporary arrangement al- ready made between the staffs of the Bap- tist and the Congregational Colleges at Bangor, whereby the students at both in- stitutions attend classes in certain subjects at each. On the question of principalship, the committee recommended that steps should be taken to appoint a successor to the Rev E. Herber Evans, at a salary of not less than £250, and suggested certain other modifications in the staff and arrange- ments of the college as would make the principal in fact, as well as in name. the responsible head of the institution. Under the head of finance and general arrange- ments, the committee recommended a more systematic and thorough supervision of the students' college work, and extra collegiate work in the collecting districts, together with a revision of the standards for admis- sion and courses of study, these being so arranged as to meet the respective needs of those purposing to proceed to the decree in divinity of the Welsh University, and ot those who sought the ordinary training or the institution without any intention of proceeding to a degree in either arts or divinity. On the motion of Mr L. D. Jones (Ban- gor), seconded by the Rev R. Roberts (Rhoa), the following were appointed a sub- committee to make inquiries and report with a view to the appointment of a prin- cipal —Mr Hugh Thomas (chairman), Mr William John Williams, Carnarvon the Rev David Rees, Capel Mawr; Mr Beriah G. Evans, Carnarvon; the Rev J. Charles, Denbigh Professor Phillips, Bangor and Prefessor Anwyl Aberystwyth. — Pro- fessor Rhys presented the report of the work done by the students attending the classes at the University College.-The re- port was considered very satisfactory.—Pro- fessor Davies. in his report, referred to the scheme by which the students of the Bap- tist College Bangor attend classes at the Bala-Bangor College, and the Congre- gational students, in return, attend classes at the Baptist College. The subjects taken were those of the B.D. examinations of the Welsh University and the A. T. S. examina- tion of the Senatus Academicus of Associated Theological Colleges. Several of their stu- dents were preparing for the A. T. S. exami- nations.—Professor T. Rhys presented the report of the studies' committee.
VALE OF CONWAY FISHERY J BOARD. The annual meeting was held at Llan- rwst on Thursday, Mr J. Blackwall, who had been chairman :for many years, an. nounced his intention of retiring from the chair, as he did not feel equal to discharging the duties efficiently. Great regret was expressed at this decision, and on the motion of Mr M'Intyre, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr Blackwall for his valuable services. Mr Isgoed Jones was unanimously elected chairman, and Mr M'Intyre re-elected auditor. The Clerk (Mr Allard) submitted the balance-sheet, show- ing the total expenditure for the year to be JE153 10s 8d, and the receipts JE188 lis 6d. The balance in hand was £ 35 Os lOd. The accounts were passed.
--+- -+ ST. ASAPH (FLINT) RUrlAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. I The monthly meeting of this oouiioil TM i held on Friday, when it was reported that the roads around Rhuiddlan amd Bodelwytki- an were so often floodled that the postmen were at tames preveaited going their rounds. I*) was decided to give notice to all owners of land in the neighbourhood to clean out the ditches adjoining public highway* Witk regard to an alleged dangerous ditch between Rhvl and Rhudldlan, the council decided to take steps to rprotect the public, and to ask the Flintshire County Council to do their share of the work. It was pointed out that the London and North-Western Railway Company's Bill affected the council's district, I and it was decided to appoint a ocMnmittee to consider how far the public interests are affected.
RUTHIN POLICE COURT. MONDAY. — Before the Rev Chancellor Bulkeley Jones and other magistrates. POACHING.-David Evans, butcher and farmer, of Gelli Farm, Bontuchel, was charged with poaching pheasants at night on December 7th, at Bontuchel, on land in the occupation, as sporting tenant, of Mr Robert Blezard. Three (keepers heard shots in a cover, and shortly afterwards the defendant came out and was stopped. He had a warm pheasant and a gun in two pieces in his pockets. The defence was that the man had not been in the wood, but had come along the road from a glass ball shooting match, and that the pheasant was given to him by a person he had met. Mr Edward Roberts (Ruthin) prosecuted, and Mr Joseph Lloyd (St. Asaph) defended. The defendant was fined £ 4 and costs. CLAIM BY A FARM SERVANT.—Jane Austen, residing at Bettws, near Corwen, sought to recover 11s 6d, balance of wages and £5 damages, for wrongful dismissal, from Edward Davies, Cerigoerion, Gyffylliog, a farmer with whom she was in service up to December 1st, when she was dismissed sum- r marily. Mr Edward Roberts (Ruthia) pro- secuted, and Mr A. O. Evans (Ruthin) de- fended. In her evidence Miss Austen stated that she went, as agricultural servant, to the defendant in the early part of last year, at weekly wages, and in April, a few days be- I fore the end of the month, she agreed with her master to stay for a year, from May 1st, at ,;ffi5 per annum. She was dismissed on December 1st owing to a quarrel, and lis 6d was owing to her for service rendered up to that time.—Mr Evans, for the defence, held that, as the agreement was entered into be- fore May 1st, it extended over a year, and ought therefore to be in writing.—Mr Ro- berts said this was a shabby defence to make, and he urged that the section of the statute of frauds did not apply in this case.—The advocate for the defence cited a case ia point, and Mr LI. Adams, the clerk of the court, advised the Bench that the hiring in this instance came within the section.-The Chair- man (Chancellor Bulkeley Jones) said it might be that this young woman had been hardly used, but he was afraid that the law was against her.—Mr Roberts applied for an adjournment, in order that the point might be considered. Of course, he could not anticipate the nature of the defence.— The Chairman said the Bench thought the case of so much importance to agricultural servants that they unanimously agreed to the adjournment. Very few agricultural servants hired under written agreements, and if masters might repudiate such hiring at any time it would be a very serious thing.- Mr Adams And nine out of every ten ser- vants hire before the 1st of May.
PORTMADOC URBAN I, COUNCIL. FRIDAY.—Mr Jonathan Davies, J.P., I presiding. THE PUBLIC HALL.-The Surveyor (Mr J. D. Lewis) submitted plans of the altera- tions required to be made in the public hall, together with the estimate of the cost of carrying on the work. — Captaia Morgan Jones suggested that the clock tower of the hall should be raised, so as to make the town clock visible from all parts of the town.—Mr John E. Jones having seconded the pro- posal, it was decided that the matter be re- ferred to the committee.—On the suggestion of Mr David Williams, it was also resolved that the committee take into consideration the advisability of raising the northern side of the hall. AN APPLICATION FROM P.ORTH.—An application was received *rom Borth that the path leading from there in the direction of Bronygarth^road be repairel. The surveyor was instructed to give his attention to the TT1 THE SANITARY INSPECTOR.—A dis- cussion took place with reference to the sanitary inspector's salary. Several mem- bers commented upon the excellent manuer in which he performed his duties, and es- pecially the expense he saved the council by preparing plans, &c. It was unanimously re- solved to give him a honorarium of JB50 for the year. RE-APPOINTMENT.—On the motion of Captain Morgan Jones, seconded by Mr J. E. Jones, it was determined that Mr Lewis be re-appointed to the offices formerly held by him; also, that he be inspector, under' the Petroleum, and Food and Drugs Acts, the salary to be again considered at a future date.—Mr Lewis thanked the council for what they had done. I THE PORTMADOC, &c., LIGHT RAIL- WAY SCHEME. The promoters of the Portmadoc, Beddgelert and Rhyd-ddu Light Railway wrote asking the council's approval to a loan of JB1750 for constructing the rail- way.—Mr D. Williams asked if it was not necessary to take the opinion of the rate- payers in the matter.—The Chairman replied that it was not.—It was, therefore, decided, on the motion of Dr Griffith, that a special meeting of the council be convened for the full consideration of the question; and that if the promoters deemed it necessary to send a deputation in support of the application, that they should do so. A FIRE ENGINE.-The report of the roads committee stated that sanction had been criven to a loan of £ 375 for the provision of a "fire engine and other necessary ap- pliances for extinguishing fires It was re; solved that Messrs Thomas Roberts and Son, the council's engineers, be instructed to draw out the necessary plans in connection with the scheme, and that the water com- mittee be requested to see that the same be carried out within a specified time. TO BE CONSIDERED AGAIN.-—A re- quest came from Morfa Bychan that the coun- cil take steps for securing a certain piot of land.—The council directed the clerk to re- ply, that while the council did not admit any responsibility in the matter, they allowed it to stand over for consideration at some future meeting. 101
J THE LICENSED VICTUAL- LERS. A meeting of the executive committee of the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Licensed Victuallers Association was held at the Menai Bridge Vaults, Bangor, on Monday, when there were present: Col. Hugh Savage (chairman), presiding; Mr T. G. Williams (vice-chairman), Messrs Lawless, Geary, Beaumaris; Captain Hurbert, Beau- maris; W. A. Bass, Liverpool Exchange; Holt, Glanadda; Gregson, Upper Bangor, and others. Captain Harwood, the secre- tary, reported that there had been a large increase in the number of members during the past year.—Mr Gregson was unani- mously re-elected delegate for the meetings of the Defence League at Chester and for the central executive committee to deal with the Licensing Commission. Messrs Geary and Gregson were appointed auditors, and the annual meeting of the association will be called as soon as the books have been I audited.
i PROPOSED STATION AT LLANGAFFO. On Wednesday, at Bangor, a deputation, consisting of members of the Bangor City Council and a number of gentlemen resident in Anglesey, met Mr Neele, district super- intendent of the London and North-Western Railway Company, to urge him to induce the company to provide a station at Llangaffo. Letters supporting the movement, but regret- ting inability to attend the meeting, were received from Colonel Sackville West, Colonel Piatt, Mr H. Clegg (Plas Llanfair), and Mr H. Lewis (Bangor). The suggestion to have a railway station at Llangaffo was first mooted at a meeting of the general purposes com- mittee of the Bangor City Council in January, 1890, since which time the council, both by themselves and with the co-operation of re- sidents in the district affected, have kept the movement on foot. The proposed station would, it is contended, greatly benefit the districts of Dwyran, Newborough, Brynsiencyn, and Llangaffo, with regard to both goods and passenger traffic, and be a great convenience to the farmers in the district affected, which comprises a population of about 3000, and doubtless it would make Bangor the market town. The deputation was introduced to Mr Neele by Mr E. J. Griffith, M.P., who set forth the arguments in favour of the pro- posed station. He was supported by several members of the deputation. The interview terminated with a vote of thanks to Mr Neele, passed on the motion of the Mayor of Bangor (Councillor H. Hughes).
CARNARVONSHIRE & MER- IONETHSHIRE S.S. CO. In the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, before Mr Justice Wright, sitting to deal with company cases, the case of the Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire Steamship Company, Limited and Reduced (petition of the company to re- duce capital), came on for hearing. — Mr Leresche said this was an application to re- duce the capital of the company on the ground that it was in excess of their wants. The company was one-ship company, whose registered office was at Portmadoc. The capital consisted of £ 10,000, divided into 2000 shares of L5 each. The assets of the company appeared to be a little over £10,000, and the evidence was that there was no pos- sibility of using all that money. The desire of the shareholders was, as expressed in re- solutions they had passed, to reduce the capital to 2000 shares of £ 4 each, making a total capital of JS8000, which would be more than the value of the ship, lighters, &c., and leave an amount in hand.—Mr Justice Wright: What is the advantage of reduc- ing the capital in a case like this? — Mr Leresche replied that the shareholders could not get interest on their capital, because they only had one ship. The result was that they had so much capital lying idle, and if re- turned to their pockets they could invest it in other things.—Mr Justice Wright: Has all the capital been called up ?—Mr Leresche Yes, and paid.—Mr Justice Wright: And you propose to return a portion ? — Mr Leresche Yes, making the capital £ 8000 in- stead of £ 10,000.—Mr Justice Wright: Does the petition gay anything about paying the creditors? — Mr Leresche: Yes. 0 The creditors' debts amounted to only £ 180, and that has been paid. — The application was granted.
THE I^lXUTlON OF-TI1E DEE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDER REFUSED. The following letter has been received by Mr R. Potts, clerk of the Cheshire County Council: —"Local Government Board, White- hall, London, S.W., 8th January, 1898.— Sir,-I am directed by the Local Govern- ment Board to advert to the application for the issue of a Provisional Order constituting a joint committee under section 14 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1888, to put into operation the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1876, in the basin of the River Dee. The Board have had under their considera- tion the report which they have received from their inspectors, Dr Bruce Low and Mr F. H. Tulloch, on the recent inquiry on the subject in connection with communications which have been addressed to the Board by the County Councils of Shropshire, Merioneth- shire, Denbighshire, and Flintshire, and they regret to find that each of these councils is at the present time opposed to the formation of a joint committee. The Board learn that the chief grounds for the opposition are (1) the suggested basis of representation on the joint committee, and (2) the benefit which it is alleged the Chester Waterworks Com- pany would derive from the action to be taken by the committee. In regard to the first of these objections the Board may state that they would be willing to consider a pro- posal that the basis of representation should I be ratable value. As regards the suggestion that the whole scheme is conceived in the in- terests of the Chester Waterworks Company, I I am to point out that the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1076, especially prohibits pollution of a stream by sewage. Apart al- I together, therefore, from any interest which the Waterworks Company may have in the stream, it is an admitted infringement of the law for the district councils in the upper part of the river to continue to pollute it by sewage, and on that account it is very dfsir • j able that steps should be taken for the en- forcement of the law. Moreover, the in- spectors do not regard as justified the con- tention that the estblishment of a joint com- mittee to prevent the pollution of the Dee would abolish the necessity of obtaining a new source of water supply for Chester. Whilst the Board are of opinion that the constitution of a joint committee is the best means of dealing with the situation, tl ey are not willing, on the evidence before then., to issue such a Provisional Order as that ap- plied for. And they consider that another opportunity should be given to the parties concerned to consider the matter. The Board would therefore suggest that the Cheshire County Council should communicate with the several County Councils inviting them to attend a further conference on the subject, and I am to state that the Board would be prepared to instruct their inspec- tors to attend at the conference for the pur- pose of giving any assistance that might be in their power. I am to request that the Cheshire County Council will consider the suggestion; and, if they adopt it, inform the Board as early as possible of the date when the conference would be held.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, ALFRED D! ADRIAN, Assistant Secretary."
MR TUDOR HOWELL'S SELF DEFENCE, Speaking at Rhosddu on Tuesday, Mr W. Tudor Howell, M.P. for Denbigh Boroughs, explained the course he took last session in regard to the Welsh Land Bill atd the Welsh Sunday Closing Amendment Bill. Referring to the former, he admitted that there were defects in connection with their land system, and be believed that during next session a measure wculd be introduced to do away with those defects. The pro- posal regarding the land court was brought forward with the idea that it was meant to remedy the defects of the land system, it really aimed at a class of men who happened to have their capital invested in land. The speaker thought the Welsh Sunday Closing Amendment Bill an extreme measure, inas- much as it proposed extreme punishment for those who broke the provisions of that bill. He objected to any further legislation on the question until the Licensing Com- mission had concluded its inquiry and presented its report.
COLWYN BAY POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.—Before the Rev W. V. Williams and other justices. DISMISSED.—It was announced that the Colwvn Bay Rural District Council desired to withdraw two summonses against Mr W. P. Jones, builder, Colwyn, under which they charged him with laying out a new street at charged him with laying out a new street at Llysfaen of insufficient width, and with not allowing sufficient area space at the rear of a building.—Mr Thornton Jones (Bangor), for the defendant, said he had applications to make in the matter. The first was that the Bench decline to allow the summonses to be withdrawn, but that, under the circum- stances, the summonses be dismissed. The second was that the rural council pay costs. These were no ordinary cases. Had the defendant been convicted, it would have in- volved the pulling down of two houses. The cases had twice been called on, and this was the third appearance, but the council found out at the last moment that they had not a leg to stand upon, and last night he received a telegram that the proceedings would be withdrawn.—Mr James Porter, for the coun- cil, said that at a meeting, the previous day, it was resolved not to proceed, and a wire was sent directly to Mr Thornton Jones to that effect, in time to prevent his witnesses at- tending. — The court dismissed, the sum- monses, and allowed £6 15s 6d costs. "DAMAGING TREES.—Mr William Jones, Minafon, Colwyn, charged Hugh Roberts and William H. Roberts with wilful and malicious damage to trees on his estate. His trees, he said, had been frequently damaged, and it was a practice he wanted to stop.- As a caution to others, the Bench fined each defendant 20s and 10s 6d costs, and 2s each damages.
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HOLY WATER FOR TABLE USE. A REMARKABLE PROJECT. At the monthly meeting of the Holywell Urban District Council, on Monday, Dr James Williams, J.P., presiding, Mr H. A. Cope, solicitor, appeared before the mem- bers, and on behalf of Mr Jacob Atherton, of Prescot, applied for a license to take the water of St. Winefride's Well for bottling purposes. He said it was the intention of Mr Atherton to establish a bottling works somewhere near the well, and to form a strong company for the purpose. of bottling the water of the well, and selling it as a table water. Mr Atherton, he said, had no idea whatever of preventing the present use of the well by the Catholic body, except so far as it might be absolutely necessary for the purpose of maintaining the purity of the water supplied, because it would never do to get into the minds of the public that the water used for drinking purposes was in any way contaminated. With regard to rent, Mr Atherton proposed to pay the council in advance B100 for the first year, £ 200 for the second year, with a yearly increase of B50 until the maximum rent of £ 500 is reached. One very important point was the question of possible contamination of the water, and Mr Atherton asked that no bathing should be allowed in what was known as the "Ladies' Well"—the bath contiguous to the fountain in which the spring rises.—Mr Lambert: That is the im- portant part of the well from the Catholic standpoint-the "Ladles' Well. — Mr Cope, continuing, said Mr Atherton would agree to take the water be- tween the hours of six p.m. on Satur- day and six a.m. on Monday only, sub- ject to permission to take not more than one-eighth of the flow at any time if it were specially necessary, but he did not think it would have any appreciable effect on the flow. If required he would be willing to take the tenancy of the baths at an additional rental of &125. He did not wish to interfere in I any shape or way with the present tenant or the Catholic body, except in so far that if he took the water it must be pure.—Mr Lambert said if the "ladies'" bath was going to be taken away, in all probability the present tenant would give up the well at once. From his own knowledge, he might say the "Ladies'" Well was the most im- portant part, next to the shrine, and was largely used by ladies who came to stay in the town as visitors. If the "Ladies'" Well were taken away they would lose the Catholic interest altogether.—Mr Bryan said this was a very serious matter for the ratepayers, and he did not think it neces- sary to decide it that day. There would be an election of a new council in March, and it would be a splendid chance to make it a test question with the electors whether they would have this golden egg or not.—Some discussion then arose as to the ownership of the spring, and the clerk (Mr R. Thomas) said according to Pennant's "His- tory of Whitford and Holywell" there was a great law suit upwards of 100 years ago, and the Lord Chancellor held that the well Was common to the public of Holywell, and that no one but they had any right or in- terest in it.-It was eventually decided that Mr Atherton be informed that the council desire to consult other parties before giving their decision, and would be glad if he would attend a future mooting of the council, with his solicitor.
A CHILD'S SUICIDE. On Saturday, the South Carnarvonshire coroner, Dr Hunter Hughes, held an inquest at Eisteddfa Farm, Abererch, near Pwllheli, on the body of a young boy, 11 years of age, Richard Roberts, son of Mr Richard Roberts, Eisteddfa. The only witness was the father of the deceased, who stated that he last saw the lad about 11 o'clock on Fri- day morning, whea he was engaged in cer- tain work. He did not turn up at the dinner table. So a search was made for him. He was soon found hanging in the barn. This was about one o'clock. — Replying to the coroner, the witness said he knew of no rea- son for what had occurred, as everything seemed alright when the boy went to do his work in the morning. He was not subject to fits of depression, but was of a bright and liappy disposition.—The foreman of the jury, the Rev D. Roberts, said the verdict was to the effect that the deceased had come by his death through hanging.—The coroner and the jury expressed heartfelt sympathy with the father and family in their sad bereavement.
CARNARVON SAILORS' JiEST. The annual meeting was held on Wednes- (lay, at which Air Norman Davies presided. -Mr Henry Owen, the honorary secretary, read the following report: —The committee, in now presenting the seventh annual re- port of the Rest, beg to acnowledge with port of the Rest, beg to acnowledge with gratitude the increase in the number of sub- scriptions for the past year, but owing to heavier expenses, are grieved to find that payments have exceeded the receipts of last year to the amount of £8 5s 5d. Whilst thanking them most sincerely for generous help in former years, they much hope that subscribers will not fail to support the in- stitution by an increase, if possible, in their contributions this year. The numerous at- tendance of sailors during winter evenings greatly encourages the committee to make this appeal, and convinces them of the real need of a place for homeless youths.-The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said that the kind friends who man- aged and supported the Rest had every rea- son to be satisfied with the usefulness of the institution. He frequently called at the Rest, and it was most cheering to him, as no doubt it was to others, to see young sail- ors enjoying a quiet evening, removed from all possible chance of temptation. He would have been glad if the work could be ex- tended, and more room found, in which a variety of innocent amusements could be provided, but their finances would not per- mit the thought. He thought that good work could be done even on the modest lines of former years. Mr Davies con- cluded by expressing a hope that the appeal for further help to raise the falling balance would meet the hearty response of the Car- narvon public, who have always a warm corner in their heart for their sea-faring friends and neighbours. — After being se- conded by Captain Jones, the report was adopted.—Mr J. Henry Thomas said that it afforded him a very great deal of genuine pleasure to propose that the best thanks of the meeting be accorded to the president, vice-president, and the honorary secretaries. J While doing so, he asked permission to pro- pose their re-election. The Hon. F. G. Wynn, their president, stood pre-eminent- ly above those in his position, who felt pride and pleasure in supporting all move- ments for enhancing the comforts of sea- faring men. In Mr Norman Davies,, the vice-president, they had a gentleman whose good works abounded, but they shone with as much, if not more, lustre in his encour- agement of the work at the Rest. He, how- ever, was so closely allied with the coasting trade, he knew the sailors, and he always did all in his power to lessen their feelings of friendlessness and solitude while in this port. For this he deserved the sincerest thanks. Of the secretaries, none better. I could be found. Miss Edmunds command- ed with such tact that all were as ready to obey as commands given from a quarter deck. Mr Henry Owen's business capacities were freely given for the benefit of the Rest. — Captain Evans endorsed all that Mr Tho- mas had said, and felt it a privilege to second the re-election of the retiring officers.—This was carried with acclamation and enthu- siasm.—The meeting terminated after the committees had been revised.
LLEYN SURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY.—Mr J. T. Jones presid- ing, and Mr J. T. Rees acting as vice- ChTHEnMEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. -Dr Eraser's report was very satisfactory, [ showing that only two cases of infectious diseases had occurred during the month. THE SANITARY INSPECTOR'S RE- PORT.—A complaint was made as to the condition of a certain house at Tydweiliog. Instructions were given to serve a notice upon the landlord.-A case of erysipelas was reported from Llanystumdwy, but it was stated there was nothing wrong with the sanitation of the house in which it had oc- curred.-A very large proportion of the school children of Llanarmon and Llangybi were suffering from the influenza. At the suggestion of Dr Fraser the schools were ordered to be closed for a fortnight.—The Local Government Board desired to have a Local Government Board desired to have a report as to the water supply throughout the district. The sanitary inspector, in conjunc- tion with the clerk, was instructed to draw out the required particulars and to forward them to the Board. THE FOURCROSSES DRAINAGE.—• The Local Government Board asked for a statement showing that the landowners agreed to a drainage scheme, and also whether Fourcrosses was to be a separate district for the purpose of the scheme.— Replying to Mr Robert Williams, the Chair- man said the required information would have to be forwarded to the Board before they would take steps to hold an inquiry into the application for a loan.-It was decided that Fourcrosses should be a separate dis- trict;, also that Mr Richard Roberts, Pwll- heli, be interviewed with reference to the II out-fall of the proposed sewers. THE LLANAELHAIARN PATHS.—The committee deputed to inquire into the ques- tion of disputed public paths at Llanael- haiarn submitted their report.—Twenty-two witnesses had given evidence at the inquiry, which was watched on behalf of the parties interested by Messrs Arthen Owen and W. George. The inquiry convinced the commit- tee that the Ynysfawr path was not a public way, but that the public most decidedly had a right to the Hafod path.-The Chairman proposed the adoption of the report.—Mr W. Roberts, Moelfra Fawr, seconded, add- ing that in future the cost of inquiries of this nature should be borne by the localities interested rather than by the district.-The report was then unanimously adopted, and Mr W. Roberts's motion was also agreed to. RHYDCROESAU QUARRY.—Mr W. B. C. Jones wrote giving the council permission to obtain stones from the Rhydcroesau Quarry, subject to certain specified condi- tions.-It was resolved to comply with the conditions. ROADS.—Captain Roberts reported that he had accompanied the surveyor on a visit of inspection to Bryncelyn road, Llithfaen, 11 n which was being seriously damaged by an overflow of water. The report recommended a plan for remedying the evil.-Report adopted. GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.—It was re- solved to thankfully accept Mr Griffith Hughes's, of Llanengan, generous offer to place land at the council's service for the purpose of widening the road at Sarnbach.
CONWAY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The monthly meeting of the Conway Board of Guardians was held on Friday, under the presidency of Mr Allanson Picton, in the un- avoidable absence of the Rev W. Venables Williams. TENDERS.—To carry out certain drainage work at the workhouse several tenders had been received. That of Messrs Parry and Jones, Colwyn Bay (£188 12s 4d), was ac- cepted. PARISHES IN ARREARS.-The Clerk (Mr Parry) reported several parishes in ar- rears with the call due, Llandrillo (including Colwyn ..Jay) being JM60 in arrears. — The Chairman thought the parishes ought to be made to pay up.—The Clerk If you decided upon proceedings to recover, it is time to give me instructions, as the overseers will be out of office in March. Notice to pay has already been given, Llandudno has paid up, and some other parishes.—Mr D. Jones pro- posed that seven days' notice be given to the overseers. —Mr R. Evans Don t be too hard; give them fourteen days. — Mr H. Hughes They have had three weeks' notice already.—The Chairman: Leave it to the discretion of the clerk.—Mr D. Jones That is hardly fair. We are paying interest at the bank on amounts outstanding.—It was agreed that fourteen days' notice be given or proceedings be taken.
DWYRAN IiUHAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. TUESDAY, when there were present: Councillors O. J. Jones, J.P. (chairman), J. M. Roberts (vice-chairman),. W, H. Jones, and Thomas Owen; and Mr J. H. Thomas (clerk). FUTURE ELECTIONS.-The Clerk read a letter from the Anglesey County Council referring to the orders recently issued by the Local Government Board containing regula- tions relative to the coming and future elec- tions of the rural district councils, and asking whether this council wished to make any representation on the matter.—No order was inado. WATER SUPPLY.-The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board with reference to the water supplies of any district not within the limits of supply of water companies. THE RHOSFAWR ROAD.—A letter was read from the Anglesey County Council with reference to the complaint of the Llanidan Parish Council as to the failure of the dis- trict council to widen the Rhosfawr road.- The Surveyor submitted his estimate of the work, the cost of which would be about £ 35.—The council were advised that the County Council could not compel the rural district council to widen the road, and the only complaint by a parish council as to highways, on which the County Council could take compulsory steps were complaints that the rural district council had failed to maintain and repair the roads or had failed to take the proper steps when a public right of way had been unlawfully stopped or obstructed, or where an unlawful encroach- ment upon a road waste had taken place.— The councillors were of opinion that the Llanidan Council were evidently under a misapprehension as to the power of the County Council to deal with their complaint. INSTRUCTIONS TO SURVEYOR.-The surveyor was directed to report upon the sanitary condition of the Wrachddu, Ty'ny- llidisrt, and the pigstyes throughout the district.
CARNARVON BOARD OF GUARDIANS. SATURDAY.—Mr T. W. Williams, vice- chairman, presiding. I ACKNOWLEDGMENT.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr W. J. Williams acknow- ledging the vote of condolence passed with I him in his late bereavement. STATISTICS.—Mr Jones, the master, re- ported the number in the house to be 89, as against 83 on the corresponding date of last year. Twenty vagrants had been re- lieved during the fortnight.—The Clerk reported that the out-door relief for the month amounted to B599 lis; non-settled accounts, JS90 15s 6cL The balance in the bank in favour of the union was JB1616. AUDITOR'S REPORT.-The Clerk read a letter from the district auditor, Mr W. Griffith, stating that there was a balance of £ 226 17s 4d due against the account of Mr R. Closs Williams, late collector of the TJanberis district. The Clerk stated that he \»d written to the guarantee society respon- sible for the bond asking them to pay the amount at their earliest convenience to Mr G. R. Rees, the treasurer of the union, and a reply had been received stating that the matter would be laid before the directors. THE PAUPER LIST.—Rev D. O. Davies, according to notice, formally moved that the relieving officers should, every half-year, prepare a list of the paupers in their re- spective districts, together with the amount of relief paid to each, so that the list might be submitted to the local guardians, who should meet at a central and convenient place in their various parishes to consider the same. The rev gentleman said he did not desire to cast any reflection upon the honesty of the relieving officers by moving that resolution, but he simply wished the guardians to maike/ themselves better ac- quainted with the paupers and thus prevent the recurrence of a recent painful case in which a certain official was concerned.- There was no seconder, and several members contended that the present mode of revision rendered such A resolution absolutely un- necessary.—The Chairman remarked that after the case already referred to it could not be said that the revision had been thorough, and he hoped that that would be a lesson to all the guardians to exercise more care and vigilance. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.-The Master reported having received the following gifts for the inmates during the Christmas holi- days —Cheque for a guinea from Dr Parry (mayor), cards and case of oranges, Miss Owen, Tycoch; case of oranges, Mr Jones (late Graianfryn); pictures, Mr Caradoo Rowland; five shillings, Mrtt Taylor Mor- gan rabbits and evergreens, Mr Assheton- Smith; cards, Mrs Griffiths, Cefnhendre: oranges, cakes, and tobacco Mr L. R. Tho- mas ;< desks for the children, Messrs Lake and Co. oranges and sweets, the Carnarvon reporters; tea, tobacco, and scrap book, Miss Sampson; crackers, cards, and sweets, Mrs Herbert Sampson; cake of tobacco Mr Hughes, Rhostryfan; text-books and eards, • r w levies; three-penny bit to each inmate, Mr C. A. Jones.-A hearty thanks W^r^corded to the donors. 1HE GUARDIANS' GENEROSITY, —t The relieving officers presented a return showing that the number of paupers in the union was less whereas the amount paid for relief was greater than it was in the cor- responding period of last year. The only reason they could give for this was that the guardians had become more generous.
Mr J. Wallace Spriggs, who was convicted of an assault upon a lady cyclist in Flintshire recently, and sentenced by Mr Justice Grantham at the assizes for five years' penal servitude, WAS released on Friday, after having served two months of the sentence. EXTRACT FBOtt A LECTURE ON FOODS AND TEKB VAMTBS," BY DR ANDREW WILSON, F.R.S.B., etc. -I If any motives-first. of dne regard for health, and second, of getting full food value for money expended—can be said to weigh with us in chcosmg our food, then I sav that Cocoa (Eppa's being the most nutritious) should be made to replace ten. Ftnd coffee without hesita- tiin. Cocoa is a food; tea and coffee are not foods. This is the while science of the matter n a nutshell, and ho who runs niav read the obvious mo-al of the story." 575rl98o
BANGOR ADMIRALTY COURT. MONDAY.—Before bis Honocr Sir Horatio Lloyd, an action was brought by the owners of the steam tug "TaHesm," 79 tons gross, of Connah's Quay, claiming £ 100 salvage from the owners of the flat Duckw'n»," of the same piace.—Mr Steele, of Liverpool from the owners of the flat Duckw'n»," of the same piace.—Mr Steele, of Liverpool (instructed by Messrs Hill, Dickson, and Co., Liverpool) appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr L. J. Scott, Liverpool (instructed by Messrs Hughes and Hughes, Flint), defend- ed.—The captain of the Taliesm gave evidence to the effect that on the 23rd of September he was towif g two schooners from Liverpool to Mostyn, and when in the vicinity of Hilbre Island, near the mouth of the Dee, he came along to the flat" Duck- wing," which was in distress. She had no boat, her mainsail was split, and she carried a deck cargo. The chain had slipped, and she had lost her anchor; the weather was very bad, and she was drifting towards the East Isle. If he had not taken her in tow she would have gone on the b -ink.[ he mate having corroborated, James Warden, a licensed pilot, gave evidence to the effect that if the evidence already given was correct, he considered that the Duckwing" would be in great danger, and would not have held together during the rough weather which followed. If she had gore on the' Hoyle, she wouid have sunk in the sands, and would have become embed-j. d in the quicksands, and disappeared before the worning.-Thomas Hewitt. the master of the "Duckwing." called for the defence, said that the flat was 54 tons register. She was loaded with tim ber from Liverpool to the Dee. She left Liverpool at eight o'clock in the morning in good weather, but the wind freshened during the day, and near Hilbre he hailed the Taliesin!" She did not stop, nor go much off her course to render help. Witness, however, believed that he could have held where be was all night if he had not obtained assistance. He did not think the flat would have gone on the quick- sand.—John Frimstone, mate, corroborated. -Mr Scott contended that there bad been no danger to life. There was no risk to the Nailers, and no expenses incurred. The sailors simply threw a line as the tug passed, aud took them off. The time during which the services were rendered w-is only an hour and a half; and the sailors did not go out of their course.—Mr Steele, however, contended that there was considerable danger to the "Duckwing," for after the flat had been brought from there, the wind increased in severity, and the men on board were in great danger to life, for it was possible that the lifeboat could not have gone to them that night.—His Honour awarded the plaintiffs £ 15 and costs because he took into considera- tion the fact that there had been no risk or delay to the sailors.
CARNARVON COUNTY COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd. A BATCH OF BAD PAYERS.—Mr J. T. Roberts applied for an administration order on behalf of D. H. Parry, Llanberis. The order was granted, the debtor being ordered to pay 15s in the £ on the whole debt in monthly instalments of 12s.—Mr Nathaniel Roberts applied, on behalf of Richard Williams, butcher, Pool-street, for a similar order, and it was granted on condi- tion that the debtor would pay in full at the rate of 10s a month.—W. D. Pritchard, Galltyfoel, applied for an order. His debts were reduced to 15s in the £ to be paid at the rate of 10s a month.—John Jones, Half- way-terrace, Talysarn, also made an applica- tion to the same effect. Several creditors were represented by Mr W. George, and it transpired that a number of debts had not been entered. The case was therefore ad- journed.—J. R. Owen, a sailor, Halfway- terrace, also applied for an order. Some of the creditors were represented by Mr Rich- ard Roberts and Mr William George. The debtor said he wished to have the debt reduced and offered to pay 5s a month. His Honour said that if he cared to pay the debt in full at the rate of 10s a month. Debtor protested that he could never pay the amount, and he was about to refuse the order and leave the court, when his Honour said he would make no other order, and the debtor would be at the mercy of his credi- tors, and Owefil eventually accepted the terms imposed.—Mr James (Messrs Griffith Jones and James) applied for an order on behalf of William Lloyd Williams, 62, Pool- street, Carnarvon, for a similar order. The applicant did not appear and it was found that he owed considerably more than he had included in the list, and the application was withdrawn—Mr M. E. Nee (Messrs Nee and Gordon Roberts) applied for an order to be granted to W. Mark Owen, Hendre- street, Carnarvon. Mr Nee said that in this case the debtor's wife had been ill for some time and he had a housefull of children.- The Judge That depends upon the size of the house (laughter).—Mr Nee He has five, your honour. An order was granted for the payment of 7s 6d in the £ on a debt of C41 at the rate of 4s per month.—Mr N. Roberts applied, on behalf of John Williams, Pool- side-square, who agreed to pay his debts amounting to E45 in full at the rate of 12s per month.-An application made by Mr T. Henwood on behalf of Jeremiah Pritchard, Marcus-street, Carnarvon, was adjourned. DE WINTON v. JONES.-This was a case, partly heard at the last court, in which Messrs De Winton and Co., Union Iron- works. Carnarvon, sought to recover a sum of E45 from Henry Jones, joiner and build- er, Llanbedrog, for materials supplied. Mr Bryn Roberts, M.P. (instructed by Mr Richard Roberts) appeared for the plaintiff, rm.^ Pwllheli, defended, ■^he defence was that the charge was ex- cessive, and the defendant had paid a part of the debt into court. Judgment was entered for the plaintiff for J540 A RAILWAY CASE.-This was a case in which R. R. Williams, Fronwydyr, IRhos- tryfan, sought to recover the sum of JE8. the value of a pony killed on the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway on the 15th of September.—Mr Richard Roberts prosecuted and Mr Carter defended.-It was stated that near the Bryngwyn Station, in some parts of the incline, there was no fence, and there was nothing to keep ponies from coming on the line. No ? tationmaster was located at the various stations, except at Dinas. On the morning of the 15th of September there were three ponies on the line, and a man named Owen Thomas, one of the cotnpanv's servants, came down on the trolley to meet the train. The gradient of the railway was such that the trolley could come dow £ the gradient all the way to Dinas. Thomas, when be S^ chased them on the trl° fy^Oo iard7f Chld Cae'r Moel Bridge, 8b0f„S/thkl •ri>m Dinas' The railway went under this bridge, and tinder the railway ribeen b^f the w0°d ™der the rails 1 ,away so that only the rails the ^ream' The result was that one of the ponies fell through this +hp wofc stream, and her head went into faS+?' W^lle her bind Parts remaioed and th« r ra, n pony was drowned, 4-^ cu' UP *n order to get oN the body. Mr Tanner, the manager of the railway, had written to the plaintiff's so lcitor expressing regret at the occurence. denying all liability, and contending that Owen Thomas had acted as he thought best. -The Judge stopped the case for want of a proper plan of the locus in quo, and by con- sent the jury were dismissed, and the judge will resume the action without a jury at the next court.
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