BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY.—Before Harry Clegg, Esq., and J. E. Roberts, Esq. TRANSFER OF LICENSES.—The license of the Marquis Inn, West End, Bangor, was temporarily transferred to William Kirk- patrick, and the license of the King's Arms, Bethesda, was also temporarily transferred to William John Williams. AN ADJOURNED CASE.—The case against Robert Parry and Elizabeth Ann Parry for the neglect of their children, and which had been adjourned a month ago in the hope that an im- provement would result, came up for hearing. Inspector Rowland said that there was an im- provement, but only a slight one. The wife had cleaned the house but the husband was still addicted to drink.-The Chairman having given the male defendant a lecture all temperance, the case was again adjourned for a, month to see if a greater improvement could be pfWtprl A DRUNKEN PEDLAR, — Willia m Wil- liams. Llannefydd, was brought up charged with drunkenness, and also with assaulting0 a lad named William Owen. The little boy said that as he was returning home from school one day he met the defendant, who was screaming and yelling furiously. He had a stick, with which he struck him on the head—p.c. Jones (38) said he saw the lad after he had been struck. He had a big lump on his forehead. The lad did not tease him. Defendant, who had already been convicted sixty-nine times, promised he Would never touch a drop again if the Bench would let him go.—The Chairman: You will not touch a drop for a month, at any rate. Four- teen days for each offence. NON-MAINTENANCE. — David Owen, joiner, Bangor, was summoned by his wife for non-maintenance. Defendant said that he could not find any work, and the case was adjourned for a fortnight. DRUNKENNESS.—William Williams. Pen- yffridd, Pentir, was summoned on two charges of having been drunk on licensed premises.— P.C. J. Morris Jones said that he saw the de- fendant on the 16th of June in the Oddfellows Arms. He was too drunk to be served.—He was fined 5s and costs on each offence. Others summoned for drunkenness were-Edward Griffith, Brynteg-street, Bethesda, who did not appear, and a warrant was issued John Ro- berts, Hill-street, Gerlan, was fined 2s 6d and I costs Thomas Jones. Tabernacle-street, Bangor, 5s and costs and Hampton Williams, Upper Bangor, 2s 6d and costs. CHUMS FIGHTING. — Griffith Williams, Brynteg-street; Owen Roberts, Mill-street; James Murray, and William Griffith, Llwyn y Wain, Bethesda, were summoned for a breach of the peace.—Sergeant Owen, in the course of his evidence, said that on the 18th he saw a crowd of -neople at Cefnogwen-terrace. Griffith Williams held Owen Roberts on the ground and beat him on the face. Witness separated them. At another place he saw the other two men 'fighting. Defendants admitted the offence, and said there was no animosity between them. They all promised to behave better in future, and were ordered to pay the costs. ASSAULT.—Ellen Atherton, 7. Victoria- squaxe, was summoned by Jane Williams, a neighbour, for assaulting her.^—Mr W. Huw Rowland appeared for the complainant, and stated that the row commenced all in conse- quence of a slight mistake. The defendant, it seemed, saw the complainant laughing m:d making grimaces, and thought that she meant an in?»i!t to her. Mrs Atherton thereupon went R,) to the complainant and struck her. Th;1en- rh!1t denied the assault and stated that she only defended herself after having been struck by the complainant, who continually annoyed her.—A peace order was made.
It is generally as easy and as cheap to adver- tise well as to advertIse poorly. The extra cost of doing it right wiH show itself in the rewItI.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. GAS AND WATER UNDERTAKINGS IN NORTH WALES. STr,The aggregation of commercial under- takings known as "The Holyhead and! North Wales Gas and Water 'Corporation. Limited," is a public company of the ordinary character, and, as such, its success or failure as a mere dividend- paying concern is of no especial interest to the "Herald" and its readers. But gas and water are both such necessities of life—the latter, of course, absolutely so—that the position of a company existing for the express purpose of supplying those necessities cannot but be a matter of grave import to the communities which are the subjects of the company's monopoly. The company was formed about four years ago by a. Manchester syndicate, which acquired a number of independent gas interests at Bettwsy- coed, Menai Bridge, Holyhead, Penmaenmawr, Llanberis, Nantlle, Llanfairfechan, and Pwllheli, and! a single local waterworks, that of Llanberis. These concerns were floated under the odd geo- graphical designation of "The Holyhead and North Wales Gas and Water Corporation," and in order to satisfy the qualms of the old share- holders in the different localities, and to float the new company successfully, the promoters guaranteed a dividend of six per cent. on the new shares for a space of three years. It speedily became evident to dwellers in those towns that the local undertakings had been bar- tered away by greedy shareholders, who cared little for the best interests of those communities, to a body of directors who cared less. But how- ever badly and selfishly the old companies had managed their several concerns. they at least had been amenable to the pressure of local opinion, while the new directorate were only desirous of making their pile, of exploiting the interests of the towns to further their own. Shareholders who read the repon of the first annual meeting of the company, iat) Chester, as faithfully recorded in the "Herald," and not in the got-up reports of that meeting furnished by the directors, will recollect the light that was thrown upon the management of the united concerns by one or two outspoken shareholders. And to such as have kept their eyes open, it is probably no shock now to be told by the directors "tha.t the result of the year's working is not so good as they would have desired," and that the six per cent. dividend has come down to two. The gas sup- plied at 'several of the afore-named towns is of the worst possible description.; the inhabitants groan nnder the worst of all possible evils-a. badly-directed monopoly, and, in a word, the purport of this letter is that w^th a company in low waiter-fancy a gas company only paying two per cent. !—now is the time for the various focal bodies to step in and to get possession of what is at present the perquisite of a clique. Even with the expense of obtaining compulsory pur- chasing powers, it ought to be profitable to buy up a two per cent.-paying gas and water com- pan v.—I am, &c., A MONOPOLY HATFiR.
PWLLHELI AND NEVIN LIGHT RAILWAY. Sir,—I heartily agree with the opinion of your correspondent Tenant Farmer" as expressed by him in your last issue, and I am glad to find that at the largely attended meeting held at the Madryn Hall, Nevin, on the 13th inst., so strong a resolution had been passed in opposition to the proposed scheme for a light railway. To my mind, such a resolution should meet the approval of all those who have at heart the all round welfare of the district of Lleyn. That a light railway would retard the bringing of an ordinary broad gauge line to the district is beyond doubt. Now it has occurred to me, that as the question of a railway between Pwllheli and evi is again to the fore, to ask is not this an opportunity time for the bringing about of sufficient local energy and patriotism to promote a scheme for a heavy railway between the two places, and to leave no stone unturned before it be carried to a success- ful issue. To think for a moment that a light railway would be of any benefit to Lleyn gener- ally is unreasonable. If the ratepayers of the district and the local authorities would once for all combine as a whole, shoulder to shoulder, to carry out the original scheme for a heavy rail- way their labour would not prove fruitless, but the reverse, and they would, in the end, (finding they had succeeded to their advantage) be ready to ask themselves the question why they had not bestirred themselves earlier. Doubtless with a broad gauge line would be brought about the larger scheme for establishing a steamboat service with the Emerald Isle, for the Irish cross channel traffic, both as regards to tourist I and ordinary carrying trade, is steadily on the increase, and, although the London and North- Western Railway Company and the City of Dublin Steampacket Company have an excel- lent service from Holyhead to Dublin and Kingstown respectively, and the City of I Dublin Company and other companies have splendid fleets from Liverpool to Dublin, the I Irish traffic has become so heavy that it is becoming congested. I do not refer to the services from the North of England and Scot- land to Belfast, &c., nor to the lines running I from South Wales and the South of Ireland, as they would not come within the scope of any I steamboat communication between Carnarvon- shire and Ireland. There has been an opinion expressed that a route to Ireland, via Porthdin- lleyn, would tap the Midland and Southern Counties of England and the south part of North Wales, and, this is, I do not consider an unreasonable opinion, also that it would be an excellent route to the Killarney district and other places of interest on the westerly and south-westerly parts of Ireland. Again the south part of Carnarvonshire is full of historic interest, and would, if more widely known to tourists and others, soon become a veritable field for exploration, as well as for pleasure. At both Nevin and Porthdinlleyn there i3 considering the natural advantages of the places, the grand scenery, as well as excellent building sites, and the fine beaches to each bay, all that is necessary to make them take first rank among our most favourite watering places. Nevin is sheltered from easterly and south-easterly winds, and is already becoming known as a health resort, not- withstanding the present lack of facilities for getting there. Marie Trevelyan in her interest- ing book, entitled" The Land of Arthur," in referring to the release of Llewelyn the Great's son from the Tower of London in 1234, says his father gave him a moiety of Lleyn, as patri- mony, and remarks that "a small portion of that beautiful part of Wales would be acceptable as Paradise to one who had spent long years in prison; for the wild promontory of Lleyn is one of the finest and boldest in Wales. On it are the lofty conical hills called Carn Bodvean and Carn Madryn; under the little town of Nevin stretches the lovely bay of Porthdinlleyn; on the northern coast are the towering peaks known as 'The Rivals,' called by some 'Yr Ufel,' or beacon fire, enclosing the romantic and I historic spot called Nant Gwytbeyrn, cir: Vorti- oerus Valley; while at the extreme end of the promontory is Aberdaron, divided from the celebrated and mysterious Island of Bardsey by I a furious tide, across which the Druids of old, and saints of the early Christian church, fled for seclusion and sanctuary." But it is not to the natural advantages of the district or to its I beauty, fine scenery, and ancient history alone, to which I wish to refer, but to the healthy all- round increase of trade and business that would follow by having a heavy railway as egainst a light one. By an increase of trade and business all parts of the district would be more likely to benefit than a portion, which would undoubtedly be the case with a light railway, as it must be borne in mind that the district in question is a rich agricultural one, and that its requirements, as pointed out by the resolution of the Madryn Hall meeting, would not be met by such a line. The matter of transhipment alone, as well as many other difficulties which bristle around a light railway scheme, go without comment. And, as I understand by the resolution referred to the proposed narrow gauge line would not go through the most populous part of the district.. This would be a mistake which would apply in the case of either a light or heavy railway. I trust that the interests of tenant farmers and all others interested in the agricultural re- quirements of the district will be properly safe- guarded. The sons of Lleyn, generally, and those who have come amongst them, and who are with them hand in hand and heart in heart, should awake. Now is the time for them to bestir themselves into practical action towards bringing a heavy railway (not a light one) into their beautiful and valuable country to the mutual benefit of all concerned, so that future generations may, with pride, point to the result of their labours. A word about Pwllheli. I am afraid I have appeared to be rather one-sided in not also men- tioning the name of that deservedly favourite watering-place. If so, I hope you will pardon me or having so erred. I do not think Pwllheli would suffer by an ordinary railway going through it. It would undoubtedly prove other- wise, for a railway that would be the best for the whole country would also be the best for Pwllheli.—Yours, &c., PRO BONO PUBLICO.
WELSH NATIONAL LIBERAL COUNCIL. An ordinary meeting of the general purposes committee of'the Welsh National Liberal Coun- cil was held at Cardiff, on Tuesday. Mr J. R. Jacob (Newport) presided. The treasurer's re- port was deemed satisfactory, a- credit balance being recorded. The Secretary (Mr Gwilym Parry, Denbigh*, presented an exhaustive report dealing with the state of the Liberal party in the constituencies covered by the operations of the council. The report, which went into detail on the question of Liberal candidates for the forth- } coming general election, organisation, and registration, was adopted. Steps were taken to deal thoroughly with the organisation of the party in several constituencies where help is needed. Sub-committees were appointed as fol- lows :—Finance, Mrs Brynmor Jones, Messrs A Spicer, M.P., J. H. Roberts, M.P., W. G. Dodd (Llangollen), and John Morgan (Aber- carn); Organisation. Messrs Brvnmor Jones M.P.. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., Moses Walters (Blackwood), W. Brace (Abertillery), W. R Brown (Newport), W. H. Hughes (Pontypool), H. G. C.Allgood (Cardiff). E. Hooson (Ruabon), and W. Elwy Williams (Rhyl) Literature. Miss Gee (Denbigh), Messrs Alfred Thomas, M P Edward Thomas (Cochfarf, Cardiff), Professor Arnold (Bangor), Mrs Idris (London), and AIr Wilson Raffan (Newbridge). Arrangements were made to issue a handbook, prepared bv Mr Brynmor Jones. M.P.. on the Welsh land ques- tion, and a Welsh edition of a leaflet on the registration of voters, for which there seemed to be a considerable demand. The question of pub- lishing leaflets in view of the approaching general election 011 political and social questions0 directlv affecting the Principality was also considered and was ultimately referred to the literature sub- committee to report upon. It was resolved that a scheme be prepared for holding a series of meetings at various centres, a number of con- stituencies having written desiring that such meetings should be held. Pontypridd was selected as the place of meeting for the next annual council, and Llandrindod for the next meeting of the general purposes committee.
FESTINIOG BOARD OF I GUARDIANS. TUESDAY.—Present: Messrs J. Jones, J.P. (chairman), O. Jones (vice-chairman), "Mrs Morgan. Mrs Casson, Messrs C. Roberts, G. Owen, Festiniog; W. Jones, Llandecwyn; R. Richards, Llanfair; J. P. Roberts. Penrhyn; Griffith Jones, Glaslyn; Thomas Davies, Tal- sarnau; Richard Roberts, Trawsfynydd; Rev D. Owen, Llanbedr; Messrs Morgan Jones, Portmadoc; R. O. Williams, Gam; Thomas Roberts (clerk), David Jones (assistant clerk), D. J. Jones (master), Dr J. R. Jones, Penrhyn; the relieving officers, Messrs W. Thomas, Fes- tiniog J. Bennett Jones, Deudr'aeth and ) Richard Parry. Tremadoc. THE MASTER'S REPORT.—The Master re- ported that there were 34 inmates in the house. against 23 for the corresponding part of last year. Twenty-seven vagrants had been re- lieved. T ,f T THE CASE OF AN OLD MAN.—In his re- port, one of the relieving officers said that an old man, about whom some remarks had been made. did not come to the workhouse on foot. A carriage was placed t his disposal by Mr Greaves.—After some discussion, it was suggested that his family should pay 5s per week for his support.—Mrs Morgan, Mrs Casson, Messrs O. Jones. R. Richards. C. Roberts, and R. O. Williams took part in the discussion.—Mrs Casson moved that the above sum be asked for, and Mr Morgan Jones supported the motion.—Mr C. Roberts protested that this was not right.31rs Morgan held at the old man was not a pauper, and from the state of his mind. he should not be at the workhouse.—The Chairman understood that what was thought best to be done was to leave things as they were at present, and that in the meantime Mr Richard Parry should communi- cate with the family. FINANCE.-—The sum paid in out-relief was reported to be £22 to 823 paupers, namely, 242 in the Tremadoc district, 327 in Festinio-g, and 257 in Deudraeth. The sum of £228 was re- quired for the following fortnight. THE CONSIDERATION OF RELIEF CASES.—The Chairman remarked that the next matter on the agenda was the motion of Mr W. Jones, to divide the board for the consideration of relief cases. He held that they should first of aTl withdraw the first resolution.—The Clerk: Mr Jones had perhaps better explain what he suggests should be done.—Mr W. Jones said that he was quite agreeable to everything which had been said by the chairman. One of his reasons for making the motion was the great length of the meetings, and the fact that they obstructed the holding of the district council meetings, and with regard to the important matters, the at- with regard to the important matters, the at- ten tion of the whole council could be drawn to them.—The Clerk remarked that this was done in Pwllheli, and he believed that Mr Jones should give a notice of motion.—Mrs Morgan: Could we not set aside the standinig orders?— The Chairman and the Vice-chairman both ob- served tha.t under some circumstances, the board could be divided as suggested.—The Vice-ohair- man added that he felt that this was the most important work of the council. He believed that he, as the representative of Festiniog, was as responsible for the state of the paupers at the Penrhyn as Mr J. P. Roberts, the represen- tative from that part.—It was ultimately de- cided that the board be divided whenever it was thought necessary. AN INSPECTION.—Mrs Morgan invited the members of the board to inspect the new rooms which had been prepared for the reception of members of the board to inspect the new rooms which had been prepared for the reception of the paupers from Pwllheli, and Llanrwst, etc, where they hid been placed owing to lack of ac- commodation. A number of pressmen accom- panied the inspecting party, and all agreed that the arrangements made by the master and the matron were excellent. THE TIME OF MEETING.—Owing to the change in the time of the trains, it was resolved that the meetings for the next three months be held at 10 o'clock in the morning. CORRESPONDENCE.—The Local Govern- ment Board sent their consent to the sum paid to the clerk for the last season.—The board1 did not agree with the suggestion of the same au- thority, with regard to the monetary loan, al- leged to have been caused by an official of that board.—The Vice-chairman remarked that the tendency in the boards was to yield to the Local Government Board, in many cases, where it was evident the local boards were in the right. FROM THE ARCHITECT. — The architect sent a, certificate for the sum of £800, for work done in the house. He also sent a letter, con- taining particulars connected with the above, concerning the price of the furniture and the new benches in the guardians' room. THANKS.—Dr S. Griffith, Portmadoc, sent thanking the board for appointing him as their representative on the County School at Port- madoc.—Thanks were also received from Mr John Edwards, for the help of the board in send- ing him to the "Home" at Rhvl. MEAT FOR THE HOUSE.—When the ten- ders for the supply of meat were considered, and the different prices were under notice, Mr Oadwaladr Roberts moved that an adjournment be made, in order that inquiries could be made whether the meat was foreign or home fed. Mr R. O. Williams moved that the lowest tender be accepted, but after some discussion, it was resolved that the meat be obtained from the one who has always supplied the house with this article. CHOOSING A CARETAKER. —In accord- ance with the recommendation of the building committee, Mr Cadwaladr Roberts moved and Mr 'R. Richards, seconded, that Mr Evan Hum- phreys, 31 years of age. from Penrhvn, be ap- pointed to look after the boilers, etc.. in the workhouse, the remuneration to be JB1 per week and board and lodging. FURNITURE FOR THE HOUSE.—It was resolved: that an advertisement be inserted in "Hal" and other papers, asking for I tenders to supply the house with furniture, etc. IN ARREARS.—The Vice-chairman called the attention of the board to the fact that several of the parishes were in arrears with their pay- ments, and that they should press for the same
On Friday night, the members of the Welsh circuits, under the presidency of Mr Francis Williams, Q.C.. Recorder of Cardiff, gave a com- plimentary dinner to Mr Marchant Williams in connection with his recent appointment as stipendiary magistrate for Merthyr Tydfil.
justness ddrtS5t5. ^^pNTSHEAD jpRIORY JJYDR0''I ULVERSTON STATION, ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT. Splendid Mansion House. Pleasure Grounds, 150 acres. Best of Climates. Excellent Table, Sea-Water and other Baths. Billiards, Tennis. Golf, Dark Room.—Particulars from Manager. APARTMENTS. BARMOUTH, N. WALES. 2, Marine Terrace, Victoria Esplanade. By Mrs EVAN JONES, THE above House consists o" 4 Sitting-rooms and 9 Bedrooms. Special arrangements for Winter and Spring months. Very moderate terms. Perfect sanitary arrangements. r219s GALMORAIJ HOUSE, BARMOUTH (Facing the Sea). COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS. Large Airy Sitting and Bedrooms. Terms Moderate. Apply Mra J. JONES (late Beach House). r917E COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS AT qSBOBNB HOUSE, BARMOUTH. Accommodation, Four Sitting-rooms and Nine Bedrooms. Facing the Sea. tZISs Mrs BRAZIER, Proprietress. 9, MARINE TERRACE, BARMOUTH. COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS. THE House has a south and west aspect, sbel ered from the east winds, commands excellent view of the Cader Idris range of ttiountains, Cardigan Bay, and a large portion of the Carnarvonshire coast. Terms Moderate. r215o MRS C. WILLIAMS, Proprietress. bank H UUSE, BARMOUTH. Comfortable Apartments Ujod Commodious Rooms facing Cardigan Bay. Hot and cold water Baths. Banitary arrangements perfect. Also two Bnsiness Houses to be let or sold.—Apply. r218o MRS EDWARDS BARMOUTH. fTl H E J^I O N COMMERCIAL AND FAMILY HOTEL. In Centre of Town, close to Post-office. Ordinary Daily at 1 p.m. tftndau, Victoria's, Phaetons, and other modern Vehicles. Posting in all its Branches. Chor-a-banca Coaches will run daily to places of interest. yr239m W. JONES, Proprietor. pLAS T ANYGRAIG, BEDDGELERT. COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS Ifay be had at the above for Tourists and Cyolists. Room for Cycles. Charges Moderate. t214E Mrs ELLIS, Proprietress. It OCK rpEMPERANCE H OTEL, Church Street, BLAENAU FESTINIOG. The above house is in close proximity to the a. &. N. W., G. W., and Duffwys Railway Stations. Good accommodation for Touriese Commercial Gentlemen at Reasonable ^hargea. Tea, Coffee, and Dinners. Good Good large Coffe-room for use of Com- ber cig.1 a.—Mrs K Williams, Proprietress. rl47 CARNARVON. J^ OYAL HOTEL. Luccheons and Dinners always ready. r'402E S. ILLIEN, Proprietor. CRICCIETH, NORTH WALES. ^0 be Let on the Esplanade, FURNISHED J- APARTMENTS. Sotith aspect; Church, 3; Post-office, Railway S^tion, 5; and Tennis Court (9), 7 minute Walk. Qood Cook kit? and Attendance. Mr JOHN GRIFFITH, Bronygraig $10liESIE; KIMBERLEY RESTAURANT, DEGANWY. Confectionery, Teas, Luncheons, &c., &c. Parties Catered for. n ^pe minute's walk from Railway Station, k^fortable Accommodation with or without SP^td at moderate charges. Hot and Cold 8aths. and Refreshments on arrival of Trefriw reamers. Private ApartmentB. Depot for v^cliets. r K DINAS DINLLE. QARNARVON BAY (jAFE. Refreshments, Teas, Dinners, &c., on the shortest notice. Bedrooms and Apartment?. 2 Moderate terms. Good Sea Bathing. 4N Miss HUGHES, Proprietre?s. QARNARVON gAY JJOTEL AND BUNGALOW, 6i miles from Cernarvon. Good Bathing. Terms from 25s. H. KUNZ, Manager. OWDONIA, JJINAS JJINLLE, Near CARNARVON. w Comfortable Apartments. ^ciog Mountains. Close to the Sea-shore. Moderate charges. ~^22o MRS MORGAN, Proprietress. WEST END HOTEL, PWLLHELI. 'clog Sea. 70 Rooms. Largest and best appointed in the District. t2 Golf. Posting. Moderate Tariff. SEYMOUR EADY, Proprietor. tr MRS aKIFFITH" p' CEDARS, WEST END. PWLLHELI. ect Private Apartments beautifully Fur- "md well appointed, within a few yards v«tet finest Beach in the Kingdom. Highest J^cee. Good cooking and attendance, produce every morning. Board if F r185o ()LDE INE ODGE HOTEL, RUTHIN. *0 0ta to the Vale of Clwyd would do well brEl in Buthin a few days. It is a capital f°r the splendid scenery round. Accommodation. Moderate terms. to E. CLAYTON, Proprietor. r211s Q.I.ASLYK H OTEL, Near TREMADOC, between Beddgelert and Portmadoo. Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Famous Glaslyn River. y Comfort for Tourists and Cyclists. to 20J¡: Terms Moderate. G. JONES, Proprietor. IN WOMEN: ITS CAUSES kill) CURATIVE TREATMENT. on iv An Illustrated Treatise. ,6 Special Praotice and Observation 84 15 years by a late Senior Physioian p„. a Hospital for Women. post free, 3s 8d. by Henry Renshaw, 356, Strand, London. z2428
I VALLEY RURAL COUNCIL On Tuesday, a, special meeting of the Valley I Rural District Council was held at the Vmon Workhouse, Valley, to confer with Mr T. R. Evans, solicitor, Holyhead, upon the question of the Towyn Capel Footpath, in dispute. Mr Evans informed the council that he was pre- pared with witnesses in the case. 1 lie services of Mr J Brvn Roberts, M.P., and Mr Ellis Jones Griffith, M.P., were retained as counsel in the action.
CRUllCR AFFAIR IN THE PARISH OF EGLWYSHHOS. The financial statement of the parish of Eg- lwysrhos, for the year ending Easter, 1900, has just been published. At Llanrhos Parish CShurch, £42 were collected during the year towards the clergy fund, £45 for church expenses, and £40 for speciaIobjects. After meeting all liabili- ties, there remains a balance of £3 18s 9d. At the Duke o'f Clarence Memorial Ohurch (St. Paul's), Llandudn'o, the total amount of .offer- tories for the year reached the sum of £293; collections for special objects, £61. The balance .of £72, palter mejet,in,g tall expenditure, was handedi over to the clergy 'fund. The offertories at All Saints' Church amounted to £143; to- wards special subscriptions. £60. There was a credit balance of £119 towards the clercy was remitted towards the Church Missionary Society, £26 towards the St. Asaph Clergy Sustentation Fund, £43 to the Lord Mayor of London on account of the war fund. According to the statement, there is a. debt of £873 on the Duke of Clarence Memorial Church, £ 15 due to the bank on account oi the Llanrhos Church heating apparatus due t-o bank on the St. Paul's organ fund, £67, All the other special funds, connected with Church or- ganisation in the parish, are in a healthy con- dition. The balance-sheet was audited by Mr J. Adey Wells, and his successor, Mr W. Sneade Williams, manager of the National Provincial Bank. The Rev F. G. Jones is the vicar of the parish, and has as his curates the Rev D. Bevan Evans, M.A., and the Rev D. J. Davies, B.A.
LLANDUDNO SWIFTS' FOOT- BALL CLUB. THE WINTER GAME TO BE RETAINED. A STRONG COMMITTEE FORMED. PROFESSIONALISM TO BE DROPPED. Mr David Garrick Roberts presided over the proceedings of the adjourned meeting of the supporters of the above club, which was held at the Cocoa Rooms, on Friday night. There was a much larger attendance than on previous oc- casions. Mr F. Edge stated that Mr J. L. May- ger was prepared to give £5 and guarantee a further £5 towards prizes for athletic and cycle sports to be held in August to assist in clearing the club's debts. The announcement was re- ceived with loud applause. Mr Edge added that the football would not be allowed to drop in the town, and that he would be responsible for a further £5. That statement was the signal for more cheering. The next matter on the agenda was the election of committee. At first all the old committee-men present declined to act. However, notwithstanding the refusal of Mr J. B. Jones and Mr D. Garrick Roberts, their names were placed before the meeting, and adopted with acclammation, the supporters pre- sent declining to entertain any refusal. The ether names adopted were Messrs O. LI. Ro- berts, Lincoln Evans, S. W. Roberts, H. Ro- berts, H. W. Pierce, G. Micklewright, and A. S. Marchajit, Messrs A. S. Marchant and O. LI. Roberts, consented, at the express wish of the meeting, to act as joint lion, secretaries. Mr Charles Searell was re-appointed treasurer. On the proposition of Mr F. W- Jones Skipper J. E. Hughes was unanimously re-elected captain. It is the intention of the committee to enter the North Wales Coast League, for the Welsh Cup and for the English Cup. Mr J. E. Hughes, the II elected captain, feels confident of being able to register splendid players who will form an amateur team, and thereby meet the general wish of all supporters of football, who detest pro- fessionalism.
I RAILWAY CASES AT CAR- NARVON. On Saturday, before Dr Taylor Morgan and other magistrates, sitting at the County Petty Sessions, William Hughes, Prince Llewelyn Hotel, Penygroes, was summoned by the L. and N.-W. Railway Company, for travelling without a. ticket from Carnarvon to Penygroes, on the 8th of May.—Mr Fenna prosecuted on behalf of the company, and Mr J. T. Roberts defended. 11 In the course of his opening remarks, Mr Fenna said that on the day in question, the de- fendant travelled to Penygroes with the eight: o'clock train. He did not give up a ticket but told the collector that his ticket had been taken from him at Carnarvon. Inquiries were made, and it was found that no ticket from Carnarvon to Penygroes had been collected at Carnarvon. Forty-two tickets from Carnarvon to Penygroes had been issued that. day. Defendant was under the influence of drink. John Williams, a ticket collector at Peny- groes, gave evidence in support of the statement, and added that although the defendant was tipsy, he knew what he was doing. In cross-examina- fcion, he said that the defendant showed him some coppers, and said he could pay. He also appealed to a man, named "Jim," who said that his ticket had been collected at Carnarvon. William Prydderch, ticket collector, at Car- narvon, gave evidence to the effect that he had collected Dinas tickets at Carnarvon. He had not on the day in question seen the defendant in the train, and he was certain that he had not collected a ticket for Penygroes. — In cross- examination witness said he could not swear to any person who travelled by the train. He did not see a man with a platform ticket. The man must have had some kind of a ticket before he came to the platform at all. Hugh Griffith, booking clerk at Carnarvon, said that he issued only five tickets from Car- narvon to Penygroes on the day in question. The numbers were 507 to 511 inclusive. William J. Butler, another booking clerk, swore that all the tickets he issued to Peny- groes numbered 37, which together with the five issued by the previous witness, numbered 42.— In cross-cxamination, witness said that he was liable to make errors. Joseph Thompson, detective inspector, was next called, and deposed having seen the defend- ant at his mother's house. Witness told him he had taken a ticket at Carnarvon, but that the official had taken it from him at Carnarvon Station. He said that lie had told the same story at Penygroes, and added that he was some- what under the influence of drink and muddled. Mr J. T. Roberts, for the defence, held that there had been no intent to defraud the com- pany. It was impossible for the defendant to gain admission on the platform unless he held a ticket either for the platform or for travelling. No proof was forthconing that the man had no ticket, except that he did not have one at Peny- groes, and he was under the influence of drink. His suggestion was that somebody had played the part of an official of the company, and had taken the ticket from him. James Jones, a quarryman, .swore that he was in Carnarvon on the 8th of May, and returned with the eight o'clock train. He saw the de- fendant on the platform, and they went to the same compartment. An official came there and collected the tickets. Defendant had a ticket, and the man who collected them snatched it out of his hand. Witness told the collector at Penygroes what had occurred, and the defendant was allowed to proceed. There was no mention as far as he knew of paying the fare.—In cross- examination witness said that. the ticket collector was in uniform, but he could not recognise him as Prydderch. Elizabeth Jones, wife of the last witness, cor- roborated, and the defendant gave evidence on his own behalf. Defendant was fined 10s and costs. In the next case, William Shivas, a copper dresser, lodging at the Penypass Hotel, was sum- moned for travelling from Pontrug to Carnarvon without a ticket.—In this case Mr Fenna said he thought the man had really travelled from LIanbens, but there was no evidence to prove that, but he was seen to arrive in the train at Carnarvon on the 14th of April. Robert Grif- fith saw him apparently asleep in a third class compartment, and asked him where he was for. He answered "Llanberis." Then he was asked for his ticket, but he did not produce it, and re- markably enough, he had been seen by Ticket- collector Summerton leaving Carnarvon with the 6.35 train. Afterwards he came to the gate and said he had not come by train, but said that he wanted a ticket to go away.—He was also fined 10s and costs;, r/
HOLYHEAD BOARD OF ¡ GUARDIANS. TUESDAY.—Mr o. H. Foulkes, J.P., in the chair. STATISTICS.—Mr J. Edward Hughes re- ported that he had examined the various out- relief lists, the following being the payments made :—Holyhead district, £79 to 314 paupers t Aberffraw do., JB49 to 168 paupers; Bodedern do., JB49 to 193 paupers. Decrease in the number of pa,upers, six, fourteen, and sixteen respectively as compared with the correspond- ing period last year. RESIGNATION.—Mr Longfield Jones re- signed his appointment as sub-registrar of births and deaths for the Holyhead sub-district. He stated that he had been in that capacity for 35 years.—His resignation was accepted with re- gret, and a resolution was passed in apprecia- tion of his long and faithful services.
BANGOR FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. SHOP ASSISTANTS AND DOMESTIC SERVANTS. On Wednesday afternoon, a meeting pro- moted by the local Free Church Council, was held in the Park Hill Schoolroom, Bangor, for the purpose of considering the question of establishing a kind of hostel for the use of the domestic servants and shop assistants, male and female, of the town. Alderman Henry Lewis, who was voted to the chair, explained at considerable length the need existing for such an institution, giving instances of the manner in which both domestic servants and shop assistants were neglected by their employers. He described the bedrooms assigned to some domestic servants in North Wales as scarcely fit for human habitation, and expressed the opinion that that kind of thing and the general indifference with which servants were treated by their employers ccounted for a good deal of the "domestic servant trouble" which was just now making the lives of the middle class of this country scarcely worth living. I Speaking of the shop assistants, Mr Lewis mentioned a case within his own knowledge where the male shop assistants living in the establishment of one of the largest employers of such labour in North Wales, were scandalously provided in the matter of bedrooms. The beds were scarcely worthy of the name, whilst the only other furniture the rcom contained was an old soap box, which had to serve the purpose of dressing table, washstand, and wardrobe, whilst for candlesticks old bottles were provided. The establishment in question was noted for the number of its male employees who went to the public-house. A similar state of things pre- vailed with regard to the female assistants. In illustration of this Mr Lewis mentioned the case of a large employer of such labour who on Mafeking day, feeling the need of a holiday for himself and his family and servants, closed his establishment and told the girl assistants who lived in that they must clear out, and these poor girls were practically thrown on the streets till a late hour at night, as they had nowhere to go to. The Free Church Council having considered the matter felt that they were morally bound to do something for these young people in the way of providing a sort of clubhouse at which they could spend their spare time comfortably and profitably, and for the purpose of carrying the idea into effect that meeting of tradesmen had been convened. The Bangor Church House" had just been vacated by its occupants, who had carried on a similar work for Church girls, and it was thought that that house could be obtained for the purposes now set forth, which included the provision of beds for domestic servants while out of employment. Several of those present expressed themselves thoroughly in favour of the object, and letters were read from others to the same effect, and regretting their inability to attend. Mr J. G. Jones, secretary of the newly formed Bangor Shop Assistants' Association, stated that his organisation numbered close on two hundred members, and that he would be glad to lay the matter before them, when he was sure they would heartily support the movement and even subscribed towards its fund. It was ultimately resolved to call a public meeting of shop assistants and other employes for a fuller discussion of the idea and of the means to put it into effect.
DENBIGH, FLINT, AND fEH- IONETH BAPTISTS. ANNUAL MEETINGS. The annual meetings of this Association were opened at Ruthin on Wednesday, under the pre- sidency of the Rev Dr A. J. Parry, Rhyl. There was a large assembly of ministers and delegates. In the course of his address, the Chairman dealt with the rise and progress of the denomina- tion during the last 36 years. In 1864 when he had the pleasure of addressing the Association before, as many as 36 ministers took part in the deliberation of that Cymanfa, but only six sur. vived. The number of churches within the area of the Association at that time was 80; they now numbered 118 (applause). The church mem- bership in 1864 was 4380 now it was 7354, or an increase of nearly 3000 (cheers). The minis- ters, including those not in actual charge of churches, now numbered 71, as against 36 in 1864. During the period mentioned, several new chapels had been erected, and the old had un- dergone alterations, yet it was gratifying to know that the total chapel debt at present amounted to only £19,003 (applause). During the past year JB7064 was contributed towards the various objects connected with the Cymanfa, and out of this amount it was a matter for congratu- lation that no less a sum than £277 was sub- scribed towards the Home Mission Society (ap- plause). In 1864 the contributions towards this object averaged about 9s per church, while last year the amount was £2 10s. The Loan Society of the Cymanfa was in a very flourishing state, and for some years past it had saved a very sub- stantial amount in interest to the denomination, which otherwise would have become payable by the churches upon borrowed capital (hear, hear). The chairman then went on to refer to the ministers and prominent laymen who had passed away, and proceeded to exhort the churches to do everything within their power to maintain Sunday School, to increase its mem- bership, and to deepen its influence on the life of the people (hear, hear). The report of the Home Mission Society was presented by the Rev M. F. Wynne, Colwyn. It was stated that the sum collected last year to- wards this object amounted to £270, and that of this £210 had been paid in the form of grants to the weaker churches for next year. This mis- sion continued to receive hearty support"from i the churches. The report was adopted, and it was decided to establish missions in connection with the churches at Rhostyllen and Coedpoeth. It was also resolved to give the Rev M. F. Wynne an honorarium of £10 for his labours in connection with society. I On the motion of the Rev J. Davies, Birken- head, seconded by the Rev Mr Mitchell, Rhos, the following were admitted as candidates for the ministry:—Henry Edwards, Brymbo; E. Rees and E. G. Edwards, Glynceiriog. The Revs BT. Williams, Corwen, and J. Lewis, Cefn Mawr, were elected members of the committee on law. —On the motion of Mr John Williams, Brymbo, it was decided to send a strong recommendation to all the churches requesting them to send in their full subscription towards the expenses of the Association.—The Rev W. H. Jones, Llan- fyllin, presented the report of the Sunday School committee, in which it was pointed out that many of the district unions were behind with their contributions.—The report was adopted.— On the motion of the Rev H. C. Williams, Cor- wen, seconded by the Rev Mr Williams, Garth, it was resolved to call the attention of the churches to the model deed now in the custody of the secretary of the Welsh Baptist Building Society, and that they be urged to comply in all circumstances with its provisions.—The finance 1 committee reported an appreciable decrease in the balance against the Association.—It was decided to adjourn until the next meeting a proposal to increase the stipend of the secretary I of the Association, the Rev Moses Roberts, Festiniog.—The Rev D. Powell, Liverpool, and 1 the Rev E. T. Davies and Mr W. Evans (Alaw Mabon), Ponkey, were nominated as chairmen of the Association for the ensuing year. The former two withdrew, and Mr Evans was unanimously elected. The Rev Evan Davies, Llanfyllin, was elected vice-chairman, and the Rev T. Davies, Harlech, secretary.
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ABERDARON SHOW. The agricultural show was held at Aberdaron on Thursday and turned out to be a success. The following were the chief prize winners — President, Mr Thomas Morris, Monachdy, Sam. Carnarvonshire. T>ani of Agricultural horses: 1, T. Morris, Monachdy. Cart mare or horse: 1, William Morris, Crugan. Horse or mare, three years old: 1, William Morris, Crugan. Two-year-old colt or filly: 1, T. Morris. One-year-old colt or filly: 1, T. Morris. Trotter: 1, Griffith Jones, Nyffryn. Cob under 14 hands 1, William Evans, Ardd- las. Cow in calf or in milk: 1, William Griffith, Hirwaen. Heifer over 18 months 1, William Griffith. Bull under three years old: 1, D. R. Jones, Crugeran. Two-year-old bull: 1, T. Morris. Bull calf: 1, D. R. Jones. Welsh terriers: 1, John Prichard, Rhydlios. Collies 1, Robert Williams, Shop Llan, Bryn- croes. Butter and wheaton bread: Mrs Roberts, Castell. Bicycle race: Mr L. Dobson, Nevin. Horse race Mr J. Plas Jones, Pwllheli.
TYSONS MILLIONS. EXPERIENCES OF THE HEIRESS. Among romances in real life a prominent place must be taken by that of the Scotch lassie Elsie Tyson—a humble "help" in America, who finds herself the heiress of four millions, and is hastening home to her native Scotland to enjoy it. The young lady was found to be the next-of- kin to James Tyson, the Australian millionaire. There are several people in Festiniog who are, without a doubt, collaterally related to Tyson, but the "Scotch lassie" appears to be a lineal descendant. The "Daily Express," in the course of an interesting interview, lets Miss Tyson speak to the following effect: — "Then there are the letters I get, and some of them make me feel perfectly disgusted. Why, I have had ninety men offer to marry me whom I never saw. Just think of it! I have given away a great deal of money, but, do you know, I think it is a very serious thing to give people money and alter their lives when God planned them as He thought best ? I am going to adopt two little children, orphans, whose mother was very kind to my mother, and- there is a girl in Evanstown who was very fond of me when we were both poor, and she will go to Scotland with me, and we will try to have some good times. I suppose I ought to give money to min- isters and missions and all that, but I don't believe much ifl them. The ministers have been so awfully attentive to me now, but when mother was sick they hardly noticed her, yet she was very religious. I shall try to do my very best with the money, and have made the people I lived with quite rich already, and if onlv mother or father or any of the children were alive I would be so happy. But they are all dead, and were always so poor, and now I have so much money, oh, so much
ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. AWARD OF SCHOLARSHIPS. The following scholarships and exhibitions were continued, or awarded for the session 1900-1 by the seriate of the college at its last meeting on the Avork of the session 1899-1900 :— Open Scholarships and Exhibitions.—R. T. Jenkins, £40; H. T. Tristram, R. Wil- liams, £30; W. I. Jones, £;25; J. L. Davies, £25; Gwendoline M. Han- cock, £20; A. E. Jones (agricultural), £20; Amy V. Burgess, £15; E. Dora Stansfield, £15; K. J. Thompson, £10; Annie Ritchie, JB10 Maria E. Balding, £10; Marv Foreman, JB10 H. E. Ruddy, £10; Decima M. Thomas, £10: Ella Bramfitt, £5; Dora W. A. Griffiths, JB5; Mary Copsey, £5; C. W. Valentine, £5; Blanche E. Stockwell, JB5; J. P. Davies, £5; Alice M. Swallow, £5; D. J. Parry, £5; Mary Spencer John, JB5. Closed Scholarships and Exhibitions.—W. 1$ Davies (Principal's), £40; J. M. Hughes (Pritv cipal's), £40; Dorothy Beresford-Wood, £20t G. A. Edwards, £20; J. Edwards (R. H. Richards), £20; D. Jones (R. H. Richards), £20; Margaret E. Lewis (Elizabeth Davies, Brynteifi), £10; Norah M. Jenner, £10; Mabel A. Hughes, £10; J. E. Hughes (Ellis Eyton), JB10 Gwladys M. Morgan, £10; Isabella Scott, £10; Annie Lewis, £10; Martha H. Watkin, £10; E. J. Evans (moiety of Elizabeth Davies, Brynteifi), £10; W. Harries (moiety of Eliza- beth Davies, Brynteifi), £10; Mary Jones, JB10 Claudia Thomas, £10; N. P. Mary E. Jones (moiety of Ellis Eyton), £5; C. J. Jones, JB5; W. Roberts, JB5. Normal Exhibitions.—A. J. Jones, £10; T. R. Francis, £10; Alice Sweaney, £10; Hettie Williams, £10; L. G. Alsop, £10; Joseph F. Hood, £10; Mary Ellen Wood, £10; Edith Maud Vobes, £10.
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