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CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunday Services): 80 a.m. Celebration of the Holy Communion. 9.45 a.m. Welsh service. 11.15 a.m. HInglish service. 6.0 p.m. Welsh service. 10.30 a.m. daily, Matins. SV. Agnes 6.0 p.m. English service. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.-( Pit glit3 h Se.vices).- Next Sunday: Morningjll.0, evening ti.30, Rev W. A. Hind, Rhyl. A GOOD PLACE FOR BOOTS.-For the best and cheapest of all classes of Boots and Shoes go to Joseph Jones, Berry Street, Conway. Best Shop for repairing. adv. loq- THE LADIES' AMBULANCE CLASS.—Mrs Pollitt of Bryn Estyn, Hon. Secretary of the Ladies' Ambulance Class instructed by Councillor Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C., has received from Dr. W. Duncan Fraser (of Colwyn Bay), who recently examined the Class, the following in- timation of the very satisfactory result I am glad to say that all the candidates passed, some of the papers were very good indeed." THE BANKS MSS. SENT FROM CONWAY TO SOUTH AFRICA.—Welsh scholars will regret to learn that most of the MSS of the Banks collection have been sent from Conway to South Africa, and the owne- cannot read a word of them. Some MSS. of the Banks collection have come into the possession of the Rev R. Peris Williams (Llan- dudno), who intends sending them to Mr J. Gwenogfryn Evans. Several priceless Welsh MSS. have been found, and some of them are said to contain valuable information and instruction. NORTH WALES SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS.—On Whit-Friday, this Society held a meeting at the Erskine Hotel, Conway, under the presidency of Mr C. Mellodew Lees. It was announced by the Hon. Sec. (Mr Westlake Morgan) that a meeting of the North-Western Section, which includes Liverpool, would be held in North Wales in the month of July. The proposal initiated some time ago by Mr Morton Bailey, Mus. Bac., in favour of holding a Choral Festival in Llandudno in April next, at which performances of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" and Barnby's "Rebekah" should be given was further discussed, but no final decision was arrived it. It was notified that Dr Reynolds, Oswestry, had resigned his seat on the Council, being transferred to the North-Western Section. Plas Mawr and the Castle were visited in the course of the afternoon. CARNARVONSHIRE CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY. On Monday evening, June 2nd, the three-days meetings in connexion with the Association (or Cyinanva) of the Congregationalists of Carnarvon- shire, comprising the two Unions of the county, namely, Arfon and Lleyn and Eifionydd, were opened at Conway with a public meeting, to deal with the various phases of the Temperance question. The meeting was presided over by County-Alderman Edward Jones, Conway (the Vice-Chairman of the Carnarvon County Council), and addresses were delivered by the Revs. H. Ivor Jones (Portmadoc) and J. Evans Owen (Llanbaris), and others. The Tuesday morning was devoted to a meet- ing of the outgoing Executive Committee. At the afternoon Business Conference, the Rev. L. Williams (Bontnewydd) presiding, the Rev. H. Ivor Jones (Portmadoc) presented the denomin- ational statistics tor Carnarvonshire, these con- taining the following figures :—Churches, 107 seating accommodation in the Chapels for 36,379; communicants, 11,408; hearers and children, 8,864; total of the congregations, 20,272. Sunday scholars on the rolls, 12,218. Church collections, £ 12,389 5s 4^d Foreign Missions, £ 416 13s 6d Colleges, 219 7s total of the collections, £ 13,095 5s ioid. Value of the property of the denomination 111 the county, £137.463 6s 8d Chapel debts paid during the year, Z3189 19" Sid, leaving the Chapel debts L33,911 7s 9id. Num- ber of Chapels free of debt, 33 number with debts at Ltoo and below, 20. Tnese figures show an increase in the number of communicants during the year of 652, hearers and children having increased by 1298, making a total increase in the congregations of 1950. The increase in the value of the denominational property is £ 1200, and in the Church collections Z295 os 6d. It was decided to hold next year's Cymanfa at Pwllheli. Mr Owen Williams (Colwyn) being elected Chairman, 01 the motion of the Rev W. E. Jones, seconded by the Rev J. P. Evans. The Secretaries, the Revs Thomas Jones (Eisteddfa) and R. Pens Williams (Llandudno) were re- elected. The following were elected members of the 1897 Executive Cymanfa Committee :—The Revs T. Williams (Capel Helyg), J. Evans Owen (Llanberis), and W. Keinion Thomas (Llanfair- fechan), and Messrs H. Roberts (Portmadoc), Beriah Evans (Carnarvon), and W. Anthony (Pwllheli). The Assembly heartily recommended to the Churches the Forward Movement scheme to be launched at the Union meeting at Bridgend, this matter being brought on by the Rev L. Williams (Bontnewydd), and it being announced that Messrs Henry Roberts (Portmadoc) and Richard Roberts (Pwllheli) and Dr Herber Evans had each promised Lioo towards the L20,000 sought to be raised.—Mr Beriah G. Evans (Carnarvon) pre- sented a scheme prepared by a committee appointed by the Arfon Congregational Union, suggesting the systematic teaching of the young people of the Churches and the congregations in the principles and history of Congregationalism. The scheme includes the publication of a series of text-books, a systematic course of lectures, and a universal scheme of annual or other periodical examinations, and towards accomplishing these objects the committee recommended that the Welsh Congregational Union be asked to create a publishing department. A resolution heartily recommending the scheme to the Welsh Union was passed, and the Revs O. L. Roberts (Pwll- heli), Professor J. M. Davies, M.A. (Baegor), and Mr Beriah G. Evans were appointed to bring the matter forward at Bridgend. The Rev Dr Herber Evans proposed and County- Councillor Hugh Owen seconded the following resolution, which was unanimously carried That this Conference of Carnarvonshire Welsh Congregationalists, representing Churches num- bering over 20,000 members and adherents, deeply deplores the carrying of the second reading of the Education Bill by an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons we recognise that this majority is due to a combination of the forces of the Anglican and the Romish Churches in an attack upon fundamental principles of Noncon- formity re-affirming those principles, we em- phatically protest against the passage of this reactionary and unjust measure in its present form, and call upon the Welsh members to employ every means within their power to secure in the case of England its effective amendment to har- monise with the principles of justice and of educational progress, and in the case of Wales the exclusion of the Principality from its operation. And we further affirm that a universal system of free, compulsory, unsectarian education controlled by Authorities popularly elected directly for that purpose be established throughout the Kingdom, and that copies of this resolution be sent to Sir John Gorst, M.P., Mr Thomas Ellis, M. P., and the three members for the county." A resolution was passed, on the motion of the Rev H. Davies, seconded by the Rev J. E. Owen, stating" that this Conference is of opinion that the time has come for the Nonconformists of Wales to form a Free Education Federation." It was resolved to ask the Churches to protest against the Education Bill, on the motion of Mr J. P. Griffiths (Conway), —It was resolved to ask the Welsh Congrega- tional Union to appoint a committee to prepare evidence to place before the Royal Commission on the Licensing Laws, on the motion of the Rev H. Ivor Jones, seconded by Principal Herber Evans. —Votes of sympathy were passed with the Revs Thomas Jonas (Eisteddfa), E. James (Nefin), and R. Parry Gwalchmai" (Llandudno). The President delivered his address on vacating the chair, taking as his subject, The Church and its young members."—Special sermons were delivered at the public services in the evening, by the Revs Owen Jones (Mountain Ash) and Principal Herber Evans (Bangor). The Wednesday was devoted to preaching ser- vices, commencing at seven a.m. Sermons were delivered by the Revs W. J. Nicholson (Port- mad. DC), O. Jones (Mountain Ash), O. R. Owen (Glandwr), H. 1. Jones (Portmadoc), and Dr Herber Evans. At all the services, the congrega- tions were unusually large. CONWAY AND LLANDUDNO PETTY SESSIONS. CONWAY, MONDAY, JUNE IST.Before County- Councillor C. H. Darbishire (Chairman), Dr T. Dalton, J. Allanson Picton, Esq., Major Ephraim Wood, and John Davies, Esq. CRUELTY. Fred Archer, who did not appear, was charged with cruelty to a donkey by repeatedly beating it in Rose Hill-street, Conway, and bv dragging it behind a caravan.—P.C. Williams (30) and the Magistrates' Clerk (Mr James Porter) gave evi- dence.—A fine of 10s and costs was imposed. LICENSING. Temporary Transfer. —Liverpool Arms,Conway, from John Rimmer, to Griffith Roberts Evans (Bro-Tudwal, Bangor Road). ELIZABETH WILLIAMS V. THOMAS WILLIAMS. Elizabeth Williams had sued her husband, Thomas Williams, Berry street, Conway, for failure to pay the Li a-week maintenance the Court had ordered Thomas Williams to pay her under the separation-order recently granted.— Mr Corbet (Llandudno), who now appeared for the defendant, applied for a reduction in the amount of the maintenance-order, and called Thomas Williams, who gave evidence that his average earnings were Li to 22s a-week.—It appeared that 17s were now due and the wife's application was formally adjourned, pending pay- ment.— \lr Corbet said that the wife had refused to return to her husband, although an offer had been made.—The Bench reduced the order to 155 a-week. PIG-KEEPING IN CONWAY. Several Conway ratepayers were charged with keeping swine so as to be a nuisance. Mr Chamberlain prosecuted on behalf of the Conway Corpoi a tion.— JosefJones, Inspector of Nuisances, gave evidence that he inspected David Lewis's pig-stye at the Old Quarry, and found it un- cleanly, so as to be injurious to health. It was 15 yards from the public road, and the adjacent ground, for some five yards or so, was fouled by liquid. There was a stench perceptible from the public road. The witness served the defendant with a notice, which was not obeyed within the period. They had since been cleaned. The defendant offered to make permanent improve- ments.—The witness then gave similar evidence as to an adjacent sty, belonging to Owen Owen and then went on to denounce Thomas Roberts's styes, in Berry-street, as being a nuisance and too near inhabited dwellings John Roberts's styes within the Town Wall limits, on similar grounds Wm. Roberts's sty in the Old Quarry, for the same reasons as in the previous Old Quarry cases Thomas Jones (The Eagles)'s sty on the Quay, and Mrs Margaret Hughes's sty at the Old Quarry, on similar grounds.—The Borough Sur- veyor (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.) gave evidence that the styes at the Old Quarry had become a nuisance through continued neglect of sanitary measures. As to the Berry-street cases, they were within too short a distance from habitations, and were not in a proper state. The Eagles sty was a good sty, in an unsuitable position. The present summonses were only the first batch. -Air Chamberlain said that the summonses were taken under the Public Health Act, and asked for an order that pig-keeping be discontinued at the places named in the respective summonses.— With regard to John Roberts, Thomas Roberts, and Thomas Jon's, the Bench ordered that the pig-keeping be discontinued a id, with regard to the other four (whose styes were outside the town), ordered that the styes be kept in a condition satisfactory to the Borough Surveyor, and should be put into a sanitary state within 28 days. COTTAGES AT TYWYN. Jane Jones. Tywyn. was required to put her cottages in a fit state for habitation, to the satis- faction of the Borough Surveyor. DAYLIGHT ROBBERIES FROM CONWAY CAMP. Robert Hunt and John Clarke, labourers. of Preston and Liverpool respectively, were brought up in custody, on charges of larceny in the 3rd V.B. Cheshire Regiment on Conway Morfa 0.1 Saturday afternoon, Hunt being arrested with Government property (to wit, a rifle), in his pos- session, and Clarke having upon him a shirt, socks, and a towel, belonging to Corporal Wilki 1- soti.-It appeared from the evidence of Armourer- Sergeant William Robinson, Corporal Wilkinson and Police-constables Robert Jones (61) and E. W. Parry (20), that the prisoners were caught by the police in possession of the property mentioned, as they were separately coming from the 3rd Cheshire lines, in which a tent was found to have been ran- sacked with xtrem rapidity, while the Volunteers were engaged in preparations for striking camp. Clarke was wearing two clean shirts in addition to the one he took from the tent. Hunt pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour, a like punishment being awarded to Clarke, who, whilst asseverating his innocence, elected to be tried summarily, and ejaculated, on hearing his sentence, Well, it's a month for nothing at all." CONWAY-CUM-LLANDUDNO LOCAL GOVERNING BODY. On Thursday afternoon, May 28th, at a meeting at the County School, Llandudno, the Conwav- cum-Llandudno Local Governing Body (Inter- mediate E j ucation) approved regulations proposed by the County Governing Body, and to the effect hat on the first Friday and Saturday in July should be held, by examiners appointed by the County Governing Body, examinations for scholar- ships concurrent with the scholastic year. The headmaster (Mr Thomson, M.A.) spoke of the generally satisfactory state of the school, and, owing to the increase in the number of pupils, applied for additional apparatus for science- teaching.—A sum was allocated to the purpose. The formal retirement took place of the follow- ing four members, whose terms of office had expired, and all of whom were stated to be eligible for re-election by their respective con- slituencies :-Coutity-Couilcillor C. H. Darbishire. Counctllor Dr Morgan J. Morgan, Mr John Owen, and Mr J. P. Griffith.

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