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special meetings were eighteen,—Abergele en Colwyn Bay eight. The number of cases entered, including summonses for arrears of rates, &c., was 275,-Abergele 69, and Colwyn Bay, 206. Mr Miller was under a total misapprehension as to his idea of the convenience to the magistrates. As far as that went, the inconvenience was equal. Mr T. G. Osborn, in supporting the Chairman's negative; said that the only convenience they had to consider was that of the public.-Dr Bold Williams moved an amendment that six sessions be held at Abergele as usual, but that there should be an increase in the number of sessions for Colwyn Bay.—Mr Miller expressed his willingness to accept the doctor's suggestion providing the chairman would do the same.—Mr J. Wallis Davies, on behalf of the litigants and the Bar, approved of the suggestion of Dr Bold Williams, which he thought would be hailed with satisfaction. —It was resolved unanimously that 16 meetings should be held in the year, ten at Colwyn Bay, and six at Abergele the four extra meetings to be held during the months of May, June, July, and August, the Abergele meetings to be held on the first Saturday in each of these months, and the Colwyn Bay meeings on the second Saturdays. It was also resolved that police summonses from Colwyn Bay should be heard at Colwyn Bay, and the Abergele police cases at Abergele, prosecut- ors other than the police being allowed to take out summonses for either place, as might be most convenient to themselves. A PROBABLE RISE IN THE PRICE OF MILK. Robert Grffiths, Colwyn Bay, in the employ of Mr Hutchings, was charged with leaving his horse unattended in Colwyn Bay.—Sergeant R. H. Jones proved the case.—Mr Nunn spoke at some length for the defence, concluding by saying that if they were to insist on a second man accompanying every milk-cart, they would have to pay more than 3td per quart for their milk.- The defendant was fined 5s and costs, the Chairman saying that leaving carts unattended was a very dangerous practice and ought to be put an end to.—Mr Nunn said that, now that he had done with the case, he quite concurred with the opinion of the Bench. A BOARD ON THE PAVEMENT. Miss Ellen Stephens, Colwyn Bay, was charged with obstructing the pavement in front of Moon's Hotel, Colwyn Bay, by putting an advertisement- board on the pavement.—Mr Amphlett prose- cuted on behalf of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board, and Mr William Jones (Surveyor) proved the case, which he stated to be a contra- vention of section 28 of the Towns Police Clauses Act. -A fine of 10s and costs was imposed. A GAME-LICENSE GRANTED. Mr Alun Lloyd applied, on behalf of Miss Emma Juby, Colwyn Bay, for a license to sell game.—The license was granted. CRUELTY TO A DONKEY. At the instance of Inspector Wm Pocock (R.S. P.C.A.), Mr Wm J. Murray, of 35, Haverstock Hill, London, N.W., and Miss Wilson, Rhos Abbey, were charged with cruelty to a donkey, by respectively working it and causing it to be worked (at drawing a bath-chair) while girth- galled. Mr Murray did not appear, although he had told one of the Colwyn Bay police that he would have counsel down to defend him, and Miss Wilson conducted her own defence.—Evid- ence as to the donkey being worked (on August 3rd), whilst girth-galled was given by Mr William Jones (Local Board Surveyor) and P.C. Andrew Roberts (36) and P.S. R. H. Jones, the last- named (together with Inspector Pocock) speaking also as to examining the donkey the following day, when the Inspector found it in good con- dition except for the girth-gall on the near side and a two or three days old sore on each shoulder Miss Wilson, in the course of a lengthy state- ment, said that on August 1st the donkey was all right except for a healed-over sore. On the fol- lowing day she sent it to the Flagstaff, and on its return she found (to her dismay) that there was a girth-gall. She treated the wound, and the next day sent the donkey to the saddler's, to have the harness altered while the saddler could see where the chafing was. The girth was loos- ened so as not to touch the wound. Answering the Bench, Miss Wilson said that she had Mr Murray's word for it that he had taken the donkey straight to the saddler's. Mrs Murray was in the bath-chair because she was not a very good walker. The Bench convicted both defendants, Mr Murray being mulcted in £ 1 and ns6d costs, and Miss Wilson in 5s and costs. OBSTRUCTING THOROUGHFARES. Thus. Thomas, Wm. Owen, and Edward Jones, were charged with obstructing thoroughfares in Colwyn Bay, by leaving carts thereon an unreas- onable time. Mr Alun Lloyd pleaded guilty, but said that perhaps he might have got them off on a technic- ality, namely, that each lent another an addition- al horse to get up the hill, in mistaken kindness to their horses. P.S. R. H. Jones, who proved the cases, said that the carts (laden with stones) were standing unhorsed, at the side of a roadway over 6 yards wide. Each defendant was fined is and costs (5s). WISHING THE REV D. MORGAN-DAVIES GOD-SPEED AT GRIFFITHSTOWN. The Pontypool Free Press, of August 31st, contains an interesting report of the valedictory meeting (on August 28th) at Griffithstown to the Rev D. Morgan-Davies, B.A., after a pastorate of eight years, in order to become Tutor at the Congo Institute, Colwyn Bay, where he entered upon his tutorial office on Tuesday morning, September 4th. It appears that at the valedictory meeting, which followed a meeting of the Ministers' Fraternal Association (where kindly references were made to efficient service Mr Davies had at all times rendered as a member), the chairman (Rev J. D. Rees, Pontypridd) said that the more he knew Mr Davies, the more he liked him; he was a scholar, and Providence had opened up a sphere in which he could utilize his knowledge to advantage, at an institution which was going to do a great work for Africa, and the speaker was of opinion that the evangelisation of Africa would best be served by the institution in question. Eloquent testimony was borne to the pastor's past fidelity, and his fitness for his future work," by members of his flock and by brother- ministers, and Mr Davies was presented (on behalf of his Church and friends) with a purse containing upwards of £ ro, as a token of esteem and regard. The recipient, in replying, begged to tender them his grateful thanks for that renewed expression'of their love towards him. He should deeply feel the wrench of parting, for that church was his first love. He was truly conscious that he was guided by the invisible eye of our Heavenly Father. Befsre he ever entered College, his master in the Grammar School, Swansea, told him that he was destined eventally to become a teacher. The late Principal W. M. Lewis, M.A., of Pontypool College, as well as Prof. D. Thomas, pointed out that he should very probaply occupy the post of tutor in one of their colleges. The late Dr Gotch, one of the revisers of the Old Testament, together with Dr Culross, urged him never to lose sight of the fact that eventually his work would be to train others. During his eight years pastorate he had succeeded in reducieg a debt of over L i, ioo to about £6.50, and had established the credit of the Church, which was almost gone when he came amongst them. He had found it an uphill work, during the years of trade depression they had witnessed, to meet all their financial claims, but up to the present, he was glad to inform them, that all such claims had been discharged. It had been an arduous work to raise £65 per annum in addi- tion to current expenses, but they had succeeded in accomplishing it. As to his new sphere, he might say that the Colwyn Bay Institute was established by the Rev W. Hughes, a returned missionary, for the purpose of training natives of the Congo for evangelical work. They would not only be trained in theology, but would be taught a trade, so that, like Paul, a tent-maker, they would be self-supporting. Three of the speaker's fellow-students at Bristol College had died in Africa', victims to malarial fever. «Mr Hughes only just escaped becoming a victim, and the idea occurred to him that natives could be trained in this country with greater success than for white men to run such great risks to health and life. In concluding, the speaker expressed hearty thanks for the token of esteem with which they had presented him."