AUCTION SALHS. SALE AT PENGWlERN HAiLL. On Wedne&day, at Pengtwern Ha,U. Messrs Dem, and Sons commenced an importanrt. sale, .which was attended by dealers from all parts of the country and members of the leading families of lNorth Wales. Mr Dew, in open- ing the sale, said that he was offering t,liat, day some very old-fashioned furnit,ulre nearly t(lie wfhole of which had a history. Pengwera Hall was built in 1663, and many of the pieces of furniture had 'been used1 iby Dr Johnson. j' Excellent prices were realised. For a, hand- some Flflench bow-front commode Mr Waring, Liverpool, paid J3265, and for an old English serpentine-shaped commode Mr Owen J. Wil- liamB, of Oefn, gave £210. A rare old Shera- ton cabinet n-ealised1 JB255, the buyer being Mr Charles, London. Another Sheraton collieo- tor's cabinet realised J3125, thie buyer being Mr Lewis, of Brighton. An old French writing table realised' JBISO. the buyer 'being Mr Sher- ratt. of Chester. A grand old Chippendale up- j right pier mirror sold for JB85 to Mr T. G. Litohfield. London. An antique marqueterie centre taible was secured by Mr David, of Lon- don, for £ 51. and an old" French marqueterie inlaid commode fetched £ 55, the buyer being Mir Philpott, London. A water-colour draiw^- ing by Robson reached ;$50. Mrs Jones, of Llanerch Hall, beino; the buyer. For an Ama- tus violin (1678), formerly belongina: to Stir John Williams, in 1800. the sum of £44 was realised, Mr Davies, of Chester, being the buyer. Mr Charles gave £ 160 for a mahogany Chippenda^o kneehole desk, while Mr Da*vid. Ivondon, gave P,69 for an ETizabetlian barotnial diniina: table, 12f.t. by 3ft. Mr Sheratt secured at £ 95 two Chippendale hall tables. The sale realised for tbe first day £ 2581.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE, CARNARVON. AiRIUVED. —Pride of the Weaver s.s.. from Liverpool: Christiana s.s.. Liverpool Urania Youiglial Jlohq-t iai-i.,I! Elizabeth. Ban- goir; Alfred Nobel, Cardiff; Margaret. Porih- dinilleyn; Majbel s.*?.. Point of Ayr; County of Anglesey, PorrtdiriHeyn. ISATLED.—Harrier S.S., for Bangor: Pride of the Weaver. Trevor; Christtiama. s.s.. Liver- pool J'ohn andl Elizabeth. Bangor: Alfred Nofbel, 'Irvine: County o'f Anglesey. Porthdin- llevn: Diuks oif York. iPortd'inorwic. PORJTMiADOC. ARRIVED.—Rebecca, '?.& Captain Roberts, from Liverpool; F'aith, Hughes, Waterford: Margaret Elllen. Thomas. Britonferry John am,d Mar.ga.ret-. Humphreys. Pwllheli. SAILED.—'Aiines May, Captain Lewis, fior Bremen: Cecil Bri.ndky. Jones. London Jairries. 'Roberts Cardiff; Rebecca e.s. HII- berts, Liverpool.
We regret to reoo-rd the death of the Rev J. Price Roberts Tregartih. wlhicb occurred on Wednesdiay nwmirig -ait hjis ,residence. Pant, Teg. The deceased :2entleman was • fifty-one years of .aii'e, .-iiixl was a ■vveli-kn,v."n NVn minisb'kr.
A PIROTEtCTIONTST ARGUMENT. (It was to be expecteid thlat tlie 10 per cent, (Lt. was to be expecteid tbiaib the 10 per cent, reduicfticm of wajgies annountced. at Lard iPen- rhijrn s quarries ifrom list January next, "owing to the eniormous importation of slates from Fiance'' would give an opening to the Protec- td-onist Prets. The Pall Mall Gazette" is the firsit- to fall .right in. "The result, it observes,. "is said to ibe due to thte faicit that t-he wages otf the French quarrymen are so low in comparison with those paid in Wales as to permit of the French slates being sold at a figure which makes competition, next to impossible. This as anotther most daheiairtbening illustration of the difficulties under ■wlhioh' our industries labour, through! the unrestriicted sidmitision of forelpi articles, prodjutoed1 at far less oost than we can compass^ to compete with our own pro- duictions." But the Protectionist* canniot- have it both ways. Le* us .issume for a moment that. the depi\fcsion is due to imports from Fiance. Then let ttts remember that one plea. for Pro- tection is that it secures high wage& to work- men. Xaw, Fiianoe. is a Protetctioiiist country. •• Yet it is alleiged thiat the wages there are very 'low and thalt the lotwneew of w,a,ges is the reason why the imported slaites are cheap. Which, of course, reduces the whole argument, to absurdity.
AMLWCH RAILWAY MISHAP.—Three trucks, fitfin- ing part of a heavy goods train, were derailed on Friday near Rhosgoch. with such disastrous results to the permanent way that a strong breakdown gang from Bangor was engaged prac- tically the whole night getting things straight again. The traffic was restored on. Saturday morning. A LOCAL SADDLER'S AFFAIRS—A meet- ing of the creditors of William Griffiths, saddler, Liverpool House, was held at. Chesjter, on Monday. The gross liabilities were stated I to be £317, Tanking for dividend at £ 352, which includes a debt to his wife of JB50. The 'deficiency is JB257. The debtor attributed his failure to insufficient- capital. He made no pro- posal. and was adjudicated a bankrupt.
BANGOK. WELSH CLASSES.—Classes for the study of Welsh have been started in connection with the Y.M.C.A. THE OLD TABERNACLE.—On Sunday, Mr J. R. Sims, evangelist, delivered an ad- dress to a large congregation. ACCIDENT AT THE TRAINING COL- LEGE.—In the course of setting off some fireworks at Bangor Training College, on Tuesday, two boys were injured in the face TWO NEW SHOPS. — Mr David Evans, butcher, Carnarvon, has purchased from Mr Thomas Lewis the plot of land adjoining the Museum, and is about to erect two com- modious shops on it. LITERARY.—At the Ebenezer Literary Society, on Wednesday evening, interesting papers'were read, one on "Goornwy Owen" L- Mr W S Hughes, and another on John Wesley" by Mr Henry Hughes.-On Tuesday, at Twrgwyn, Professor T. Hudson WJha.ns delivered a fine lecture on Bendd Hiraeth. WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE UNION.—On Friday, a meeting was held at Twrgwyn Schoolroom in connection with the Bangor branch of the Women's Temperance union, the first public meeting of the season. In spite of counter-attractions in the town. the place was crowded. The Rev W. Wynn Da- vies. who presided, spoke on the social aspect of the temperance question, and referred to the havoc which drink wrought. Mr Davies sat down, a lady rose in the middle of the room, and thanked him very warmly for one of the "best speeches ever delivered in Ban- fl-or The next speaker was Ceridwen Peris. She delivered a veTy earnest and tolling ad- dress The following were appointed officers President, Mrs W- Eames; vice-presidents Mrs Dr Evans and Mrs Wynn .Davies; treasurer. MTS H. R. Jones secretaries, Miss Deiniol Jones and Miss Lewis.
LLANRWST. B \NTvPv.UPTGY.—A meeting of the creditors of David iDayies. the Crown Inn. licensed vic- tualler. was held on Saturday at Portmadoe. Gross liabilities. £ 120; expected to rank, £ 98 asset*. £21. The estate was left in the hands of the Official Receiver.
I BETHESDA. THE URBAN COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Council was held on Friday evening, under the presidency of Alderman W. J. Parry. — The following sums were collected during the month:—1 £ 22 3s ll^d public lamps, £ 43 12s 6d: walter rate, JB40 7s 3d; gas rate. £ 27. 176. 7d sundries, JB4; total, £138 Os 10^d.—Atten- ti-on was called to one of the slaughter-houses in the town. and it was decided to order the pro- prietor to put it in proper order.-Powers were given to the collector to take the necessary steps in regard to unpaid rates. — Permission was given the Telephone Company to erect poles on the roads from the Countv School to Coetmor Hall and the quarries. — Mr D. G. Davies (clerk) was re-elected representative of the Council on the Court of the University Col- lege of North Wales. THE COUNTY SCHOOL. — The quarterly meeting of the governors was held at the School on Thursdlay evening, the Rev R. Wil- liams. M.A., in the chair. The Headmaster (f)1:r D. J. Williams. M.A.) reported that lie had selected, the following new teachers:—Mrs Morgan, B.A.. Corpus Christe College, Oxford. and Miss Maclean, M.A., of Aberdeen Univer- sity. The former obtained' second-fclass hon- ours in modern history, and the latter second- class honours in French and German. The governors uiianiimoutsly confirmed the appoint- ments. The number of pupils has this term I reached 100, the highest number on record, being nearly double that of about a. year ago. which was 55. The work of the school in every department was proceeding satisfac- torily.
CARNARVON. GOOD TEMPLARY.—|0n Monday evening. at the Tabernacle, the new officers of the Eryri Lodge for the current quarteT were installed, Mr fR. Jeffrevs officiating. BANK OFFICIALS' DINNER.—The officials of the North and South Wales Bank spent, a. happv evening- on Wednesday. After partaking of an excellent, dinner at the Castle Hotel, they went through a miscellaneous programme. GfREAT NURSERY STOCK SALE was con- duct,ed by Mr William H. Owen on Wedtaesday last. There was good attendance, and all the 600 lots were cleared, except few bulbs, at very fair prices. YOUNG 'PEOFDIvS SOCIETY.-At tihe in- augural meeting] of ithle Young PeopkiV- Chiristian Society, on Wednesday evening, an initefresiting laddress nvafe delivered iby tshe Rev Owen Davi'eis. D.D. LITERARY UNION.On Monday, at the Guild Hall. Mt J. H. Davies, M.A. (registrar of the University College of Wales, Aberyst- wyth), delivered a very able lecture on "Mor- gan Llwyd o Wynedd." The Re-v Owen Davie* D.D., presided. TEMPERANCE,—On Sunday afternoon, at the railway station, a temperance meeting of the members in connection with the Carnarvon Branch of the Railway Employees' Temperance Union was held. The meeting was addressed by the Rev Evan Jones '(Moj-iah) and others, and Mr H. Vaughan Davies sang. THE OPERATIC SOCIETY.This enter THE OPERATIC SOCIETY.This enlter- prising Sociiiety (busily rehearing Tlie Gondoliers." Judging from ipabt experience, tihie forthcoming1 pexlformantee lis likely to be' made a great success. The Mayor takes much interest, Óln: the wonk wf ithrils Society. A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT. — Mr D. T. Roberts, the eWest son of Mr Richard Roberts, solicitor, of this town, who lately took his B.A., with honours in Greek, was last wieek awarded the Powys prize at the Bangor University Col- lege for the, best essay on Greek plays. The essay was highly praised by the adjudicators. "'PENTYMHOK" FAIR.-TMs annual fair was held on Thursday. There was a. latrge sup- ply of cattle, but the demand was alow. Milch- ing cows 6old from L9 to J312, bullocks from £7 to Lll, amd heifers from LS to £ 8. Theme I was a very little demand for horses, and fadr prices were obtained. FAREWELL. — Under the auspices of the Menai Judge and Jury Club, on Tuesday night.. at the Anglesey Hotel, a. farewell dinner was given Mr !H. O. Williams, (late of Mt D. W • Davies, stationer), on the occasion of his leav- ing for Cardiff. The chair was occupied by. Mr H. Thelwall. The accompanist wa:s Mr Willio Morris. 1 LITERARY SOCTETrES.—SaIem An illus- trated! lecture was given by Messns Evan Owen, Adenfa. and IW. 'H. Williams'. Rose Hill, the subject "being, "With the Camera in the Low- lands."—Entredi: Mt Evan Williams, Minfor, read a paper on "The place of Methodism in the literature and history of Wales. "-Pep.- dref: Mr William Hughes, Corporation Yard, read a paper based on a. PsaJm.—.Ebenezer Mr John Hugh Williams reaJd! a paper on "Hid- deAm30NDING FROM THE WORK- HOUSE.—At a special (Police Court an Tues- day, before J. iR. iPrfitidhlaTd!, 'Esq., amd J. P. Gregiory, Esq., Matr|giar>et Hughes, a married woman was brought up on a iw arrant changed woman was brought up on a w arrant changed with afbsoontding from the Union Workhouse, and stealing thterefrom clothes, value 30si.—Mr I'arny, the master af the workhouse, saiitd: the defendanit asked permiss-ion to 'go to see her Jdttile girl. Stbo left mix weeks aigo, on a Mon- day night, and was at B'angoo* Workhouse the fallowiinig night.—iSuipt. Griffitth said the de- fendant was arrested -at, (MaJltraeth. She hadl been tramping albouft tlte country with the little child1.—Eleven previous convictions, were recorded agiaiinslt her.-—The defendant, who had a child 'few months old in her arms, was sen- t,enced to fourteen .days' impitiisonment. CONCERT 'On Friday evening, at t-he Y.M.C.A., a concert was held under the aus- pices of the Mission to Seamen. Mr W. Pearce (R.N.R.) presided. The following took part: (Misses Ada Parry. Agnes Kate Jones, Messrs Metcalfe D. Lloyd, J. E. W. Hughes, and Mr J. Roberts. Marcus-street, manipulated a splen- did £ ramaphone. An interesting singing com- petition (confined to those on drill at the R.N.R. battery) took place. The following weTe the I winners 1. Mr David Jones, Holyhead 2, Mr Jeremiah Davies. Carnarvon; 3 (prize present- ed by Miss Parry, Bridge-street), Mr David Jones, Pwllheli. A) ceyisolation prize was given to Mr Daniel 'Evans. Holyhead. Mrs I Atherton, Victoria-road, accompanied. Mr Taylor (the local missioner) had charge of the arrangements. An enjoyable evening termina- ted with the singing of the [National Anthem.
I THE LEASEHOLD GRIEVANCE MEETING AT TALYSARiN. In response to a. (circular aiddrets^ied by Mr Richard Jones, tine representative of Talysarn on thfi County Council1, 8J pufblic meeting1 of leaseholders iini t'lvi Taly&aitn dix-trkit took plajce ion Tuesday evening ait the Assembly- room, Talysiatrn, to conscidier the advisability I of aipproaldhiinig tlhe tground landlords; with the view of converting thiet lelasiels inlto freeholds or ottberwise iimipntoving tibe present icondSiitaoriB of land tenurie, as mamy off the exiotiinlgt leases are j on the paint of expiring. Mr iRtiichaTidl Jiones, whto (presided, said thlat ai large nuimiber of eiTiouillars were -sent out, and replies hiad be-an. received from manly who were unalble to laltitend, fully sympathising with the movement. The Chairmlan explained,1 tlhbt the parochial electoral dliivision of Talysairn wias touiohed upon biy different estates—those of Mr Gvrynne Hughes, Mr W. H. Roberts, Dr Evan Roberts, and the Rev T. Levi. IMr Rilchard WJlMiairras thlaanked! the chairman for taking the initiative in this maitter, whtich was ,alt present receiviinig every aitrtenltion in the -country; because it affected the workinig- men. He wias- pleased to learn that Lord Mostyn hiad taken some steps with a. view of improving the position of letasehlolders at Matn- dudno, and lie (hioiped the 'kdcal landowners would do 'something in the matter. Mr Rowland Williams, in supporting, oib- served thiat wihile dSlsplaying alhsolute firmness they should spealk respectfully of the land- owners with whom they proposed to deal. Mr Joihin, Jones spoke to, the same effect, and &aM they would not fee successful unless they had zeall and determination. Mr H. Menarider Joue« felt that this wias a difficult question to decode. They oouM1 not buy land, but had to talke it on lease, and at the expiration of the lease the property passed over to a, stranger, perhaps, who had never spent a penny on the landi. At the same time 'he had no desiiire that thie owners should1 be compelled to part with their property except for market value. It was difficult- to giet the question before 'PariDiiament, and the leaders of tho country sihtauld take the matter up. Several othMls. spoke, and it was resolved to appoint a. OMmmTbtee to oarry into effect the wishes of .ùe metetimg. The following were appoinited :—The Chaiirm'an (Mir, Picbiard Jong's), the secTeta.ry, and Messrs G. M. Wil- li nans, T. Ivlias Jones, H. (M'eaia.ni<ler J. Jones, Briit);iinniai-<terraice; H. Jones. Station- rc»ad (Murris Hugihes, and! Williiams.
THE HOUNDS. 1 The Flint anfd Denibioih Hiound^ will meet on Wednesday, .Ntovemlber 15uh. ait, Llangerndew Toll Blar; Saturd:æv. 18th, ait ,Pit!! yr Eifail; at 11 a,cloc k.
BEAUMARIS TOWN COUNCIL. I On Thursday, the election of Mayor for this borough was held at the Town Hall, the re- tiring Mayor, Councillor H. Thomas, junior, in the chair. ELECTION OF MAYOR. Col. Hampton Lewis proposed, and Council- lor W. T. Williams seconded, and it was urn- Bnianously resolved, that Councillor J. H. 'Burton, The Fiyars,1 be elected Mayor for the ensuing year. In the absence of Mr Burton, thfc newly- elected' Majjior, Col. Hampton Lewis invested the retiring Mayor as proxy with the chain of office. THANKS. Col. Hampton Lewis next proposed that the tbank& of the Council be accorded to the re- tiring Mayor for the way he had discharged his duties during the past year. In^ doing so, he said that he had been the most active Mayor Ihe had known, and' been good to the poor. He bad also, during his Mayoralty, approached the Anglesey Hunt as to their transferring to the town portraits of paet comptrollers. Councillor Geary seconded, and t was unani- mously passed. The retiring Mayor thanked the Council for their good feelings. THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR. COUllJCilloT W. M. Griffith proposed that the sum of £ 50 hitherto voted to the Mayor ■as ealary be reduced tto £ 10 and that sum be utilised bv the Mayor m paying re- porters for attending their meeti^ This found no seconder^, and the usual sum was theTefore. voted. THE UNEMPLOYED. Alderman Hugh Thomas called attention of the Council to the question of proceeding with the improvements, which they had started in the town last year, and left off till next spring. He noticed they had in the town several unem- ployed, and he proposed that they should do the "work n'ow, and. not in the spring. This was passed- THIE; CEMETERY. Mts S. Mason, Tanyooed, Llandegfan. had written offering to supply shrubs and plants to ornament the oemetery, and to send a gar- dener to lay them out at her own expense. The Council accepted the kind offer with thanks.
MAYORAL ELECTION AT CONWAY. A FIERCE CONTEST. 00 FRIOHARD ELECTED. The retiring Mayor, Alderanan H. Hughes, a Liberal, presided at the meeting, of the Coun- cil yesterday. All the members were present except Alderman Netherwo'od, Liberal, wtho, it is understood, sent a telegram of apology from the South of England. Mr Hugh another Liberal alderman, rose from a bed of sickness to be present. The fourth alderman, Mt F. Had'ley, is a Conservative. As tlie Mr F. Had'ley, is a Conservative. As the sickness to be present. The fourth alderman, Mt F. Had'ley, is a Conservative. As tlie position of parties in the Council became evie'^> popular curiosity was raised as to the effect I (a panity election of Mayor. Consequently there was a larger attendance than usual of the ratepayers. > Mr A. J. Oldman and Mr J. Porter rose ad- most edmultai^eously, but the former secured the first place to speak, and, nominated Dr M. J. Morgan for the Mayoralty, with the remark that the doctor was generally respected, and that he had previously filled the office with credit to himself and to the borough. This motion being seconded by Mr Henry J°Mr3'PoTter moved, as an amendment, that Dt, SR. A. Priclnard be elected Mayor, pointing out that he, too, had been Mayor fox several yean>, amd that if tihe test of the popular will should be applied to tlie election, Dr stood cleanly first, as last year he was- elected a coun- cilor by the largest, majority ever accorded to a candidate in the borough. Alderman Hadley seconded the motion, wUioh Mr Rogers, a new member, supported. Thie two nominees agreed to abstain from, voting, and Mr John Williams voted for Dr Pridhaird. 1 The result, was that. Dr Prichaa-d waa elected by eight votes to five. At the suggestion of Mr Oldman, the Mayor ipwt the substantive resolution, whereupon Dr prichatrd received the unanimous vote of the Council. Dr Priohard returned thanks in a brie-f •apeech, in the course of which be said that he would, as when he was honoured with the Ma- yoralty in the previous yeswx, endtea.vour to dis- charge tihe duties faithfully and fairly. The retiring Mayor wa^thankedfor hisser- vices. on the motion of the new Chief Magi- strate, to whom Alderman Hughes presented a bank-book containing credit for the baliance of £ 37 odd remaining of last year's "free meai^ fund, with tlie remark that he hoped it would be unnecessary in the coming winter to pro- ) vide free meals for the children, but that if I it. was necessary, he was sure the inhabitants wouild generously support any movement his Worship might initiate.
FARM FIRES IN THE VALE OF CLWYD. A 'IlRiA,MpiS CONF,ESSION. During tihe ikat iforttma#it several fiarm hres hiavei occurred in the V;ale of Clwyd, and early on Wedlnesdlay morning the Ruthan fire bri.galde were summoned to Plas 0>dh Farm, in the oc- icupaitfton of Mr Thk>m«vs Jones. ey-chairnisrn of the Ruthin BoaTd of Guardians. On arrival the brigade, under Captain Tegid Ow™, found a (huge shed, containing the produce of 45 1 acre/alblaize with several' other stacks of wheat and hay in close proximity. The brigade were severely handicalpped ■ by the want of water Ibii'b uliim.aitely succeeded! in saving uie out- buildings and also other prtoduice. The ^amage. which is estimated ait £800, is fiully covened. by linsuranoe. The saime morning ai stack of hay belonging to Mir Hugfhets. 'Penystryl, Ruthin, was also YS in completely destroyed fire, the brigade pro- ceeding ajfter a, shtort interval from one place to the other. Later in the day a traimp was brought up (belfore the Ruthin magistrate changed, with in- oendiarisim. iSergeant J^mes proved that the wais seen oamin/^ from the direction of the fire: ait Penystrvl andi the prisoner, on being exaimiinedl. admitted that he fired stack through smoking. He was?, remanded.
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1 THE ACTION AGAINST LLAN. j RWST TRUSTEES. AiLLEGEiD DElPlRJECIAiTTON OF HOTEL 1PRIQPE11TY. AX ACCOUNT"ORDERED. The 'oa.se partly reported on page 7 w::s again belfore Mr Justice Far well yesterday. •Mr 'Porter, architect and survey or. w:hr.t?e cross-examination was not conicludiad »;n the previous day. 'was further •cross-exaimiined by I Mir 'Melville. Witness did iut knoiw what tesitaltor paM for (the 'Caecraig propeirty, and tjomLd. noit say wiHathtir or not it was only LIOOO. Testtator .scl.dt .gome part in his life- time. His plot •wata 'suiuounded iby a liiigh wall. Th'ere wais' a. land dralini alcros-?' the property for surface drainage (belfore the se.w^r was made tihere. Tlie portion sold by tlhe testator waa the only pant, built- up. He did not agree t/hat the liaaid wias totally unlit for building pur- poses. poses. fMr Jlahm: Henry TownieT. valuer, &c.. of ( Dale-street Liverpool, said the Caiercraig pro- I penty lilaid (been isdld ifor albout hlal'f ita value. Witnetis knew iLlianrwisit Eaigl'e Hiolt.d should hlave Ibeen sold; earlly an 1900 tor JS5500. The ft)aikiii[g3 should hjave been a.t least C22,00 a year. w Oi'oss-esamiiifcd1, wiftness said that, the hotel I (had been imiwm.amlaigied. It wla.s riot thie kind of hotel ifor a woman to miuniajge. While Mr Wynne wlaa living it 'w:ais dloinsj a very fair (business. Eqilawtag Mr J. H. Town-ley, Mr James IWhelattley Jones, chartered uiOcountant, of Manchester, said, hie had considerable experi- ence in public-house accounts, -and had in- c spected ta, mumber of isocount, books at the solicitor s office ifor tbo period 1900 to 1904 i'ii.ey wem most inadequate, mere raw material for a^et ot books, and even then inuide^e This ic'ioised the plaintiff's case. His Lordshiip did not see it.hait plaiindff Kad This ic'ioised the plaintiff's case. His Lordshiip did not see it.hait plaiindff had p.rqved d:e.p,ecia.tion. of .takings, though that' would not alhsiolve tlie trustees from account- r°'r £ 40°0 but m that case the ZL teco woulH be oaitntled, to the. debts then- <lu- •.MT Waiter Conway (ifor the defence) said'' he was ;an accountant. The trustees had paid tes.'tators deihts tk> tihe amount of £ 2487 ad- nmusu:at: .n exposes £ 192. cash payments to OenBenciai i.es or on luheir accouu/i £ 426. On the assets id,e w.a.s JB5505. and utter deduct-in-r. payments from ainLotrnitis .received there was a balaaioc of JS199 lis 2d1. His Loirdsihip- s-aid hie coulid not. deteimine b-to amount, acrid: thieire mwst. be an uiccount. r leter M'lntyre. land .algent, gave evi- dence as to the (Caercralig propertv. Other wrtnessesi fbillowed. „ •^lls'l -h'^rdlshiip (held -thalt- thoiujgih the plaintiffs IhJaId di led, to prove thiait the land itbseif at Ca^encriatii^ wias sold aft an uiid-er-vailue, tdie ea&e- memt to t/lne Uirftwin VDiistriot. Oounlaii had been. Whait wiis isold for £ 27 he Valued at £100. regjardls this pairlt. of tftue case, hie gave no costs to either party. ¡
I MA.YORAL ELECTION AT BANGOK. A PAINFUL WJRANGLE. The Town Council of Bangor met on Thurs- day, to elect a new Mayor, under the presi- dency of the retiring Mayer, Councillor W Ixiyiie. Tlie retiringi Mayor said Item No. 2 is the election of a Mayor. At an ÍnformaJ. meeting 01 the Council on Tuesday night, I was pressed to accept the Mayoralty of the city for another yeair, and consented to do so on the condition tliat the charges made by Mr Joseph Davies ,p ii against me should be withdrawn, a-nct niv char- acter vindicated by the Council. Mr "Davies has not withdrawn those charges, and I cannot possibly accept the chief magistracy of this city with a. charge of criminal extravagance hanging over my head. I must, therefore, de- clline your nomination, and ask voli to etect another Mayor. Mr Joseph Davies (a new member of the Council) Mr Mayor, if youir acceptance of the office of Mayor depends on my withdrawing anytitin.g I have siaid,, I am afraid you will have to wait a long time in this world and very long time in the next. (Loud and indignant ori.es of "Shame" from members of the Council and tlhe general .public). I think it is extremely wrong to introduce the matter here at all, ain^ as far ais etiquette, goes, nobody has a right, to interfere in matters that are now in the hands of solicitors re.p<reventing Mr Bayne and myself. Mr Henry Lewis said this was a matter which diajectly interested the Council, and was nfot merely a. matter between Councillors Bayne and Price and Joseph Da,vies, because the offence was a public offenoe, and the charge made by Mr Davies against the other two men was made against them in their capacity asi candidates for a public office. He was sorry Mr Davies had not. accepted Mr Bayne's denial on Tues- day night. He had looked into the minutes, upon 'which apparently these charges were based, and could conceive how the misappre- hensiotn of the facts might have arisen. The minute read, "Councillor Price moved, and the Mayor seconded." But the fact was that Councillor Bayne was not- the Mayor a.t that date (hear, hear). Alderman Mathews explained the circum- stances at lengtih. He hoped after that ex- planation Councillor Davies could see his way I to withdraw the charge he had made. whicih Ald,ermait Mathews characterised as "an un- justifiable fabrication," adding that he could describe it more briefly and more forcibly by a shQrt, English word, which, however, might not. be considered Parliamentary (laughter an-lid a.p- plause). Mr Joseph Davies I aim sorry that. I can- not see my way clear under present conditions to withdTa.w anything I have said. Aldermen Henry Lewis and J. E. Roberts each made appeals to Councillor Davies to with- dra.w the cthatrge, but in vain. Ultimately. Alderman Henry Lewis moved fchat "the members of this Council wish to re- cord their conviction that the change recently made. against Councillor Bayne is not true, and their regret that Councillor Davies has not seen his way to substantiate or withdraw It that, we tender to Mr Bayne oiur best thanks for his valuable services in the past, ^Jid our continued confidence in him as a member of this Council. The motion was carried without opposition. Alderman Thomas Lewis then proposed, a.nd Alderman J. E. Roberts seconded. that CounciJ- lor Bayne be asked to accept the Mayoralty for the coming year. TMs motion wa;s carried, only one voting against it—viz.. Councillor Joseph Davies. Councillor Bayne, on rising to return tlianks for the honour offered him. which he now ac- cepted, received an ovation, and in returning thanks a,gain emphatically denied the truth of the charges made against hini by Councillor Davies. In the course of his remarks, the Ma- yor announced that the Government had pur- chased a piece of land for the erection of a. new post-office, and, that he hoped that, next year the foundation- stone of the new College buildings would be Laid (applause).
DEEP DEPRESSION. SITUATION AT FESTINIOG. An importiaiit ameetdnig was held on Friday at ,Porrtnn,oohc of thie, Festin'iog and District Blaite Qui liny Proprietorsf Association. Mr J. E. Gneaves pre&iided. The. huffiness otf the past yeair wias reviewed atnd the question of prices discussed, but no conclusion wias come to. It wais reoogui-sed that the question of prices did UO affect business aft. the present staige, inas- j muwhi aid buildingf was practicailly at a stand- j still alll over the oountry, and it was stated I that there wias no edgn of improvement, the depression .being now as acute as it was fifteen years aigo.—about the worst year in the history of ttihe Festiinog slaite trade. Gratifioatiion wa^ expressed at the reduction in railway rates by tlie Looidoii and North Western, tlhe Great Western, and the Cambrian Companies. Western, and the Cambrian Companies. Some quarries hiave reduced the wiag4ep by 10 per cent- others have put their men on lour days a week, atnd others luave reduced the nam- foer of men. Over half the 4000 odd men em- ployed in Festiniog are already affected by one or another of these measures, and it is a moot point whether, in, face of the depression, iu I't her reduction both in wagies and men will not be necessary in the immediate future. Mr Greaves was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year, and Mr W. CljwrIleG Logan re- elected secretary.
WAGES IRJÐDUQillAT BETHESDA. On Saturday, at tine request of the member* of the Pi-nnhyn quarry branch cla.sis of the St. John's AmfbulanJoe Association. Mr E. A. Young, Lord Penrhyn's chief quarry manager, tat/tkaided att the quarries for the purpose of presenting to thirty-eigjiitt members of the ckiss certiticaites ot poiticdency. Mr Yovung next, on behalf of tihe members of the class, presented Dr E. Mills Roberts with a. hand- same and! cosily solid silver tea service, sub- scribed for by the meonbeins of the cl'aiss. Dr Mills Roberts suitably acknowledged the gift. After the (function was ovef, Mr Young, speakm;g with oonHideiralble emotion, informedi tlie men tlioit he was Scxrry to say tihait !he had a very unpleasant anniounceanent to make, and' it was that, on account of the serious condi- tion of the sloite trade, a reductkai of 10 per cent, in the wage's df tlie men wpuld have to be made alimoat immedulately. He woulld not at tiharo mameriit go into the details of the mlatter. but as soon as possible- would, call the represenitaitives of the mien Mother and have a talk with them on tlie subject.
THE WELSH SLATE QUARRIES, LTD. | A few days laaso meetinig of the shareholders of this Company was held at Blaenau Fes- tiniog, Sir J'. W. CaimjgbeU presiding. The- Chairman proposed (tihait the Company be wound; up voluntarily. This was duly seconded. A vigorous discmssion ensued, Mr Andreas Roberts, a. local shareholder^ and Mr HoOpeir, of S-wanseai, tasking certain qiuestiioais. The resolution was carried. Mr R. O. Joneie, solicitor, who attended for certain clientsi, Stated tha,t thiey proposed' to apply .for a com- pullsory winding: up order. The Chairman, in reply to a question, said it was proposed to amaJ)gjamate the quarry with, a; quarry near; Bala and the Ty'nydrain quarry, Traiwsifymydld. Mr Andreas Pobe-rtshtis isOued a circular to the shaT eiholders.
BEA UMARIS PETTY SESSIONS SATURDAY—Before 'Hugh Thomas, Esq., and other magistrates. LICENSING.—An application by Mr Kidd, manager of the Bulkeley Arms Hotel, for an extension of hours during the three days of the Anglesey Hunt festivities and races this week was granted. DRUNKENNESS. — Thomas Jones, an. old s'olldier, of Beaumaris, was charged in his absence with drunkenness. He was fined 56, in- cluding costs. —. William Williams, Penybont was the subject of a. similar charge, and said that he was drunk, but managed to get home all right. He had to pay 2s 6d net. STRAY DON KEY.—Ann Jones, Rhos, Llan- iestyn, was charged with allowing a donkey to stray on the highway. She was ordered to pay l<s towards the costs.—John Roberts, 'Rhos, Llaniestyn, a cousin of the last, defendant, was charged with a similar offence. He was dealt with as his cousin had been.
| MENAI BRIDGE AND THE STEAMSHIP SERVICES. AN IMPROVEMENT NECESSARY. THE COMPANY S VIEWS. At a meeting of the Menai Bridge Urban j Council, on Tuesday evening., a letter was read, stating that the .Midland Railway Company could not for the present entertain the Council's proposal that- a service of steamers should be ran in the summer between Heysham and Menai Bridge. ) Mr Bacon gave an account of a visit of a deputation of the Council to the Liverpool an'l North Wales Steamship Company. and said il a question was mentioned of the running of a .steamer which stopped short of Menai Bridge at Bangor in the early Dart of the season. The i deputation was informed that. the company were obliged to do that owing to the lacs (>f traffic, and "the consequent necessity of running the cheapest boa.t. which was also the s!o-ve-t. As to the sailings in the last week of the season, the directors explained that the existing ar- rangement. was practically unavoidable, as they were anxious to reach Liverpool before dark, but they made one or two sug>re'cns to the deputation which Mr Bacon did not thuik it advisable to mention just vet. A third point discussed was the desire of the Council that the company's steamer should leave Menai Bridge on its return journey at 3.40. instead of at 3.30. but- the directors held out no hop? that that alteration could be made owing to the attitude of the railway companies. Another point was the falling off in the bookings at Menai Bridge la«t season. A reason for this haying been given, the directors 'ed the deputation to believe that when things im- proved in this respect they would be prepared to subscribe towards the expense of a second booking-clerk. The directors also expressed their willingness to have their steamers watered at Menai Bridge when possible. The last point discussed was the question of the issue of joint steamer and railway tickets to Llandudno and other places. The directors suggested that the Council should make an application to the railway companies on the subject, an applica- tion which the directors would be glad to sup- port. The Chairman remarked that Mr Bacon had given them a very concise report. Mr Hand suggested that Bangor and Beau- maris should be asked to cooperate in the application to the railway companies on this point, and1 the Council decided to do so, and afterward* accorded -the deputation a. hearty vote of thanks for its services, which were en- hanced by the fact that the members of the deputation had gone to Liverpool and back at their own expense.
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+. GIFT OF C20,000 To WELSH EDUCATION. A REMARKABLE WILL. INTERVIEW WITH A TRUSTEE. (By Our Own Reporter.) I had a Ion? chat on Wednesday with one of the trustees of the will of Mr John Eyton W illiams. who for many years carried on busi- ness as a chemist and druggist at the Eastgate, Chester, and who. dvxn^ in July last, in his. seventy-eighth year, has bequeathed £ 10.000" to the University of Wales and JB10000 to the University College of North Wales at Bangor, under remarkable conditions. If the Univeisi- ties in question are competent to accept the bequests under their charters—and I hear that one of the institutions in question has already convened a meeting for this week to consider the notification from the trustees under the will -then will arise the problem of deciding whab the testator meant when he attached two con- ditions of "a theological nature which shall be absolutely obligatory on every winner of a prize in any competition under this disposition, atf the foundation of the whole scheme, viz., 1, tho belief in the existence of a Supreme Beinj^ the Almightv and Allwise and All Merciful God, Creator of Heaven and Earth and all things therein..Supreme Ruler, and Governor of the Universe 2. the acceptance and belief in the tenets and principles of the Protestant Church." The Trustees say that. this stipulation, unusual though it. may be, does not in the least ooncecs them. Thev have to carry out the provisions, of the will only: the terms on which the- scholarships and prizes are to be awarded is a matter which must. be left to the unfetterei discretion of the beneficiaries. I suggested (continues our reporter) that this may even be a greater stumbling block to the North Wales L iiiversity Coljege at Bangor thAO., the terms and conditions d the will itself. The Trustee replied that alter the Governom of the Universities had accepted the bequellfs they should have no difficulty about their adt- ministration. At any rate, he observed, it does not concern u £ I inquired if lie had seem the comment iok. the Welteh edition of a daily newspaper on the subject of the ibequestis. He said, no, and them read it over, observing I Lave not seen put»- 1 ished the full extnaicts from the will relating to these ibequest6. They are rather interesting, as you will observe from tlhe copy I have with me. The wall reads: Ten thousand pound's to thie trustees for the time being of the Uiniverstity of Wales of which his Majestv King Edward is the Pro- tector upon tnus-T. to invest the same and appty the income airisinig from sulah investments n founding in it new scholarships and prizes is my name to be held upon such tennis and coo- diltioois and subject to suiah rules and regufefc- toons as are contained andi specified in any memorandum amongst my papers written alp 6D'gned, by me relating thereto and I direct my trustees as soon as conveniently may be after- my decease to communicate to tlhe said Unfi- veiviity otf Wales the fact off this my bequesfc to such LTniversity tihe terms and conditions thereof and the rules and regulations relating thereof and the said University- of Wales chaid within six calendar -months next after th& saini-e sliialil have -been so cciniiiiimi'oatod to them i by my said trustees, as aforesaid ,signify by wrifthTg undtr the, hand of their Presideaafi Chancellor Secretary or Registrar their aocepfc- anoe of such bequest upon suidb terms and. COD-- ditions and. subject to such rules and. regular- tionis and I declare thiat if the said Universally of Wales shall decline OT rctfuse to accept that said bequest upon the aforesaid terms and con- ditions and subject to sudh milles and reguLa- tioius dr islhall not witihin the said space of sit calendar months signify to my Trustees iirl manner af.oiresaid then tihe said bequest astdf every iothe-r lagaicy andi 'bequest heroin or im. any ioodicl-l hereto oarutained in favour Of tIlIe said University df Wales shall be wholly oaM and voold and I bequsiaiih the same to tha Trust-ces for the time beiag otf the University College of North Wales at Bangor upon the same truists and in the saane manruen" and uindler and subject to the saime conditions in all re- Bpects ais are hereiniaifter dtedlared concerning tlie legtuay 'of ten thousand pounds hereinaftew Ibequea/thed to sudh University College ttS. Nortih Waks a.t Bangor." That, said the Trustee, is textuially the be- quest to 'the trustees for tibe time being of the University of Wales, and t*e (bequest ef £ 10,000 toO the University College of :North. Wales [1ft Bangor is conveyed1 an identical. language. You will observe, he continued, tluut if tlie University of Wailee is xinalble witk- in six months to accept the j510,000, it, mustk be offered^—the whole £ 20,000—to the LTniver- sity College of Bangor, in addition to J3806Ct which is left to the building fund of tlralfc University. And if, 1 enquired, both the University a:cd .the College find, that under the terms and con- ditions of their charters they .a.Te. unable too, aiocept the be(lueotz, what !then? The Trustee Oh, it all goes to the next of kin. Our Reporter: Who are they ? Twa gentlemen, barristers, and a lady, Mr do ha. Eyton Williams's cousins. Then they arp beneticially interested r Yes. most decidedly, if, as I remarked, the Univer- sities are unable to take the bequests. Our Reporter: It is a remarkable docu- ment, this will. Do you know if Mr Eyton WiL liams ascertained, by lookuiji' over the Univer- sity charters. whether it would be possible for them to accept these large sums on his condi- tions? I cannot say but I know this, that he drafted the terms and conditions himself, and though not forming a part of the -will, they .y legally become pan. because of his specific in- struction, which reads:—"Subject, to such rules and conditions as are specified in any memoran- dum amongst my papers written or signed by me." Thesg bequests were made by Mr Wil- liams on his own direct authority, and were written out by him. and ha.ve consequently been attached to the wLI. and form an integral and lesal iiart of it as though it were one document. Our Reporter: Have N-ou aiven the two insti- tutions notification of the bequests? Yes; that has been conveyed to them by the Trustees. And beyond that, you have nothing to do? No. If thev accept, them within fix months, we 6hall pay over the moneys. Will not the relatives of Mr Eyton Williamt. be entitled to object if in their .opinion the institutions are unable to accept the bequests by reason of their charters? I would rather not give an opinion. Our instructions are clear and. explicit. We pay over the money if the twu governing bodies decide that they can accept it. That is now a matter for them to consider. Mr Williams, adda our reporter, was -born at Llanynys, near Llanrhaiadr. Denbighshire. He' commenced business as chemist and druggist at Chester in 1853, and retired in 1880. He was a director and considerable shareholder in the wealthy Halkyn Mining Company, and was a prominent Freemason. He was a bachelor, and wat: interred according to instructions in his: will in Llanynys Churchyard in July last. The following is an extract from the charter of the University College, Bangor:- "No student, professor, or other officer or person connected with the College shall be re- quired to make any declaration as to his or her religious opinions, or to submit to any test whatsoever thereof: and no izift or endowment for theological purposes or having any theo- logical condition attached thereto, shall be ac- cepted on behalf of the College. The following is an extract from the charter- of the University of Wales, clause XI. (4) — "It shaTl not be lawful for fhe Court in any case by Statute or otherwise to adopt or iin- pose on any person any teqt whatsoever of reli- gious belief or profession."
frile death took place, on Friday. at Llangollen, of Mr George Saint, a. well-known Welsh mining engineer. He was 80 years of age. JThe "Creole "Prince," with a, party of Carnarvon passengers, including Mr T. Gwynn Jones and Mr Robert iBryan, arrived at Alexandria on Monday. Mr J. fW. H. Atkins. an old student of the University 'College otf Wales, has jutt been elected) to a, Eellicwship at St. Joiais College, Cambridge. The Bishop of Bangor held his third visita- tion at Machynlleth, on Friday morning, and in his address to the clergy dealt with eduioa- tiotn and the Revival. We regret to learn that the Hon. Mrs Buikeley- thven is liaid up with congestion of the lungs, and that her medical advisers have forbidden, her to go out of doors this wixiter. This Liverpool WelM Chloral Union gave a ,mai,o,qlffi,c&Dt performance df Haydn's work, "The Creatikm. at itflie PMlho.nmi'nic on Wednesday. The ■danidu'otor was Mr Harry Evans. The Rev Thomas Pritchard, the. vicar of Rhos. Ulanerchrugog, has been offered thie living of Llanarmow-yn-Ial, vacant by the death of the Rev Ben Evane, but he has. decided not to accept the Sla.me. This wieek, thei Rev Eanlyn Holt Davies, of MacfhymJJeth, Iwill sail for India, d-n order to .em.t&.r upon his duties as missionary at Gailcutta, undier the aiulspiees of the London Missionary Society. The funeral 'took plaice yesterday at the village' otf LiHamidTiilo. ii.;ar Corwem of the laite Mr Simonj 'Roberts. a|ge;nlt to Sir Henry -Beyer Robertson, olf Pale, Llandd'erfel. during1 the last forty yeans. Mr Maurice Jones, auctioneer, formerly of Pwllheli, has been elected president of the Finchley Tradesmen's Association. Mr Jones has won high esteem amongst his North London neighbours. and Lady Powis left Berkeley-square on Thursday afternoon for Powis Castle, where they will entertain some (shooting parities during the next few weeks, after which they are going to Walcot for the winter. The late Mr John Ignatius Williams, aged 69, of Hendregadredd, J. P. for counties Car- narvon and Qtlamorgatn; stipendiary magi- strate at Pontypridd; §on of Mr Richaa'd Williams, of Gùyn: Arthur, Denbigh, left an estate valued at £ 31,556. The Denbighshire County Council have resolved, if the rumour that the King intends to visit North Wales next year is true, to ask his Majesty to lay the foundation-stone of the new County Council and Education Offices which it is intended to erect at Ruthin. A mairriage will take ipUce in Dec-ember, be- tween Surgeon Percival T. Xicholls, R.N., (his Majesity's ship "Thetis." second, son of iMr H. J. Nliicholls. Coed Celyn. Dol-yelley, and Hi-ldia. Boys, second daughter of Mr Tristram Curry, Rushbrook. County Cork. From Saturday's "London Gazette."—Line Bat- talions—Roval Welsh Eusiliers Lieut. Stan- ley Jones i; seconded for service under the Colonial Office. Supy.-Lieut. James Ram well to be Lieutenant, vice S. Jones. Qmr. and Hon. Capt. W. H. Vernon retires on retired pay- Mr Alfred Davies, M.P. for Carmarthen Bor- j otigihs, has written to his constituents, stat- ing that owing to il l-health. he is compelled to retire. from the strain of Pari iamentary duties. Mr Llewelyn Williams, barrister, is the official Liberal candidate. A Labour candidate is aJoo spoken, of. Speaking at a meeting of the Wrexham Work- in gmen's Conservative Association, the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., said that sooner or later the whiole condition of the [working classes w<as going- to be altered by' fiscal re- form.. He believed that the fisc-,al question, was gaining grouind d'ay by day. ¡ 'The Feast of Sit. Winefride—'comm-emorating the natural death of the saint, which is re- putted to have taken ptaap at GwytheTin, I was celebrated at Holywell on Sunday, in I the presence of a. large number of visitors. I Pontifical High iwas celebrated by the Bishop of Menevia (Dir Francis Mostyn). Mr Jolhin •Jlomes, of GlteHytnj, TdmTim, who died OIl July 27th, 'Left eetatte of the gross Value of JB2352, including £ 1243 im net per- sonalty, and' iprofoate of lm will lias been granted to Sirs Jeiannette Thomas, wife otf thaRevROIbelflt Thiomas, of Iilamerchymedd, sister of tlhiÐ testiator. and, Mr Edwaid Griffith, DlolfgieHely. The Rev T. Gaisquioiinie, of tBa;njgoT, was wrongly reported llaisit week to have waid tliat he gramttetd thiait tlhe Church df England was, the maiÏJn guarantee1 iftor) reiligibus education. Wlhat he sariid was that he wias not prepared fu gtnant that assertion. The word1 "not" is important and delserveis a better represen- tation in pthfanogriaphty thfaTh it now has. Mr Morlais Glasfryn Jones, of 4, Brick Court, Middle Temple-lane, London, who died on the 12th September last, a.gvd 42 years, youngest son of the Rev T. Jones, of Swan- sea, left estate valued at J36270 gross. Pro- bate of his will has been granted to his brother). Mr Ledfchild Stratten Jones, of Naworth Castle, Carlisle, to whom he left the whole of his estate absolutely. Ac a meet.ing of the Dolgelley local education managers on Fridiaiy evening, the Rlev Owen Daviels (Ganllwyd) called attention to the faot that the Non-provided: Schools alt- Ma-nfach- Teth and Cwm had been closed for some weeks, and the children's education in con- sequence had been badly neglected. It was resolved to report, the matter to the County Ediucation Committee. Mr A. T. Davies, cilualrman of the Denbigh- shire County Attendiance Committee, speak- ing at the quarterly meeting of the Denbigh County Council on Friday, said: that the iBoardi of Educatioiii Avere so very keenly en- gaged in trying to declare Wehjh Education Authorities in default, t'hat they almost ap- plied a miscfrosoQpe to all their acts and transactions, but iwh'ein it, cam, to the sec- taria.n managers, it wjiry another matter. We understand that Col. Owen Thomas has -been, commissioned by a syndicate com- posed of some of the leading London fin- anciers to proceed to British East Africa to report on valuable land concessions and properties which the syndicate will acquire (subject to his report) as a nucleus to the formation of a larger company. We have reason to know that any of his countrymen wishing to have an interest in the syndicate would be favourably considered. Henley-on- Thames is sufficient address 'for Colonel Owen Thomas. Much public interest is taken in Ruithin in the I proposed Iranisferenice, undelr the will of the late Mrs Naylor-Levliamtdl, Nantclwyd Hall, of a portion of the old Grammar School buildings to the. Corporation for use a,s a free library and technical scihool. The Town Council are rather inclined to look the gift horse in the mouth, and desire to know- the conditions before accepting the gift. Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., is this week visiting South Wales. On Tuesday, lie at- tended a temperance demonstration at Llan- elly. held in connection with a. local confer- ence. Mr Herbert Roberts said: that by his I visit to S'oiutih Wales lie desired to emphasise the national character of the temjperance question. There should he united action Upon a matter so seriously concerning the Welfare of the Welsih people. Air L..J. Rloberrts, H.M.I., in his report, to the Denbighshire Educat-ion Authority, speaks very highly of the work done by scholars competing for the local history prize, going iso far as to say thatt" boys' papers from Dtianmael Council School showed an "astfotn- isfhinig range of reading." Prizes were, lawiarded to thie following —John Evans Jones and David Ellis, Dinmael C.S. Annie Roberts, Rhoo C.S. and IDdwaixl Lloyd Dafvies, LIiehnddulas N.P.S. t After having been closed for twenty-five years and left in a very dilapidated state, St. Beuno's Church, Carnguwch, near Pwllheli, was lately restored, and last Sunday it was: re-opened for divine &ervice. Carnguwch Church was built in the sixth century, and dedicated to the same patron saint as the church at Clynnog. Several of the pews ha.ve painted on them the initials of the Xewibor- ough and other well-known families in the district. At the beginning of the year, the Bishop of Bangor made the district, includ- ing the parishes of Carnguwch and Pistyll, with three churches, into a separate benefice, and appointed the Riev Hugh Williams, formerly lof Llanrug, as the first rector. Under the heading "A Coming Power," appears an article on Mr Lloyd-George in the "Strand Magazine." The keynote is struck in the opening sentences: Mr Lloyd-George, member of Parliament, for the Carnarvon Bor- oughs, is one !of the most remarkable figures of pontemporary politics. Though still a young man, he is a. personality that will lia-ve to be taken into account in the formation of the next Liberal Cabinet. There is not at. present in political life a man whose rise has been so1 rapid and whose future, barring aocidents, is so assured. He is the hope. the darling, of the Welsh Liberals and Noncon- formists, and, we may adjd, of those also who regard a. man of the peopfe as the people's best friend. In this respect Lloyd-George is typical. I Mr W. A. Darbishire, the new Mayor of Car- narvon, is a member of a distinguished Manchester family, noted for many genera- tions for adherence to the principles of civil and religious liberty and for stout championship of the cause of progress in every department of life. His parents lived at Pendyffryn, Penmaenmawr, in their later years, and his father served as high sheriff of the county forty years ago, the late Mr R. D. Williams, of Carnarvon, be- ing under-sheriff. His brother, the late Dr Darbishire, was a famous Oxford oarsman. One of his surviving brothers, Mr R. D. Darbishire, has been Lord Mayor of Man- chester, is one of the best known and most esteemed public men in the North of Eng- land. Another brother, Colonel C. H. Darbishire, of Penmaenmawr, chairman of the County Council of Carnarvonshire, has occupied for many years various conspicuous positions in the public life of Wales with great ability and credit. The Mayor him- self as a quarry proprietor employing a large number of men, as a member of various public bodies, and in particular as a member of education authorities, has done a vast amount of public work with effective- ness and generosity. Many yet remember the splendid work which he did in the famous election of 1868 when it meant something to be a Liberal. As a chairman of Mr Rathbone's election committee, he also rendered splendid service. The popu- larity of the appointment is considerably enhanced by the fact that Mrs Darbishire has always evinced deep, practical and tact- ful interest in all that appertains to the well-being of the community.