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CONWAY.

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Llandudno Royal National Eisteddfod.

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Welsh National Testimonial…

Riviere's Opera House, Llandudno.

- Principal Edwards of Bala.

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CONWAY.

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was never won except by an awdl, and that the awdl ought to have been on the twenty-four measures, but they could not prove that, because thev did not know the historical facts, nor where to find them. Therefore, the rhythmers and poet- asters took advantage of the general ignorance to write and to assume that the bards at an Eis- teddfod could alter the rules to their own liking bv a majority of votes or a mutual agreement whereas, if they only acknowledged the truth, that the law could not be altered, in any court or meeting, by any number of persons, at anv time, they would have saved the confusion and misunderstanding, and the false assertions advanced bv the Pryddestwyr and heroic-song writers of late vears. For ten years after the Rhvddlan Eisteddfod no other attempt was made to foist the nrvddest on Eisteddfodwvr and bards. But at an Eisteddfod held at Denbigh, which was to be a model of reform and glory, and where the prvddest was pushed forward towards the front, but not to the chief seat, it was found, after it was all over, that the Eisteddfod had so many irregularities that it was of the most imperious necessity to restore the Eisteddfod to its regular order. Consequently, the bards of North Wales obtained the advice and eruidance of Mr George Osborne Morgan, and under his advice, and with' his assistance, a Gorsedd Eisteddfod was pro- claimed and held at Conwav for that special pur- pose. At that Eisteddfod the bardic system was restored to its regular order. The Chair awdl was adjudged to be according to the requirements of the warranted rule; and as no other bard then living had attained the Chair by composing an awdl of such correctness and excellence, Gwilym Cowlvd. in addition to being chaired, was also honoured with the title of Chief Bard of his country. The title was formally conferred upon him in Gorsedd next morning; and the bards, having at that Gorsedd restored the bardic system to its regular order, decided that the Primitive Chair and Gorsedd on the banks of Geirionydd be resuscitated, so that the system be kept pure and efficient. This was done, and the Chair of Gwvnedd has been regularly held there ever since, and it is there that all the best bards of North Wales have since been graduated and sworn in. There is never a member initiated in the Chair of Gwvnedd without being solemnly sworn, in the face of the sun and in the eye of light,' to uphold and abide by the theology, statutes, canons, curri- culum, &c., of the Warranted Chair of Christian Bardism, so that no one except a perjurer could ioin in a counterfeit and blasphemous system of heathen bardism. RIVER CONWAY BOARD OF CONSERVATORS.—A meeting of this Board was held at Conwav on Wednesday afternoon, July 8th, Mr Blackvvell (Chairman) presiding. The business transacted was purelv of a routine nature, and the meeting was a particularly short one. CONWAY UNITED SUNDAY SCHOOLS EXCUR- SION. This annual day-trip (usually well pat- ronised bv the general public) takes place next Wednesday, July Ith, the selected destination being Llangollen. Passengers from Co'wyn Bay can book at Messrs R. E. Jones Bros., Central Library. Station Road. Colwyn Bay, where further particulars can be obtained. CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL. This annual Festival will take place on Wednesday, 22nd inst. An efficient Band will accompany the procession to the Morfa, where the tea and sports wil: he held. PARISH CHURCH.—The Rev T. Edwin Jones, Vicar of St Mary's, Raneor, win preach next next Sunday at the II. IS (English) and 6 (Welsh) services. CONWAY AND LLANDUDNO PETTY SESSIONS. CONWAY, MONDAY, JULY 6TH. Before Dr Dalton (Chairman) Councillor Dr R. Arthur- Prichard Countv-Alderman Elias Jones and Owen Rowland, Esq. MASTER AND SERVANT. Thomas Mellor appeared in answer to a charge of assaulting and beating Margaret Alma Smith, a domestic servant, on June 2nd. The com- plainant said that the defendant took her by the throat and bv the arm, and ejected her from the premises.—The defendant said that on June 1St the complainant had been paid the wages due to her, and in the evening of the following day she came by stealth into the house, and he (the defendant) had used no more force than was necessary to eject her from the premises.—The complainant, in answer to the Bench, said that on June ist she had left her personal belongings behind her until the following day.—The case was dismissed on payment of costs. "RINGING THE CHANGES." David Donnelley. fruit-dealer. Liverpool, was charged with obtaining money by means of a trick, from Robert Foulkes, butcher, Conwav Market, on July 4th.-Robert Foulkes said that about ic.45 on Saturday night the prisoner bought some meat from him, and paid for it with a sovereign. The witness gave him the change- 5s 6d and a half-sovereign. The prisoner then tendered the half-sovereign, and asked for silver instead of gold. The witness put four half-crowns down, and the prisoner, tendering these and the half-sovereign, asked for a sovereign. This the witness gave him, and the prisoner left. After his departure, the witness saw that he had been cheated, and went after the prisoner, whom he accused. The prisoner asked how he had cheated him. and the witness asked for ten-shillingsworth of silver to show him how the trick had been done. The prisoner produced the silver, which the witness, without the prisoner's remonstrance, kept after demonstrating the trick.—P.C. E. W. Parry (20) said that on the previous day he arrested the prisoner.—The prisoner elected to be tried summarily, and said that he was drunk at the time.—A second charge was then proceeded- with.—Joseph Roberts Jones, grocer, Caergron, Conway. said that on Saturday evening, the prisoner bought groceries, and paid a sovereign in gold. The witness gave him change all in silver, between sixteen and seventeen shillings. After conversation, the prisoner asked for a half- sovereign in exchange for ten shillings in silver. The witness put down a half-sovereign on the counter, and the prisoner pushed all the money towards the witness, and asked for a sovereign in exchange for all. This the witness thoughtlessly gave him. and afterwards found out his mistake. In answer to the Bench, the witness said that the prisoner was not drunk, but had had a glass or two.—P.C. Parry gave evidence as to the arrest. —The prisoner, who pleaded guilty to this charge, was fined in each case £ 3 and costs, or, alter- natively, three months' hard labour.—Before the sentence was announced, J. R. Jones, recalled, stated, in answer to the Bench, that he had received back his monev. PRISONERS FOR DRUNKENNESS. George Jones, an Anglesea militia-man, brought up in custody, was fined 5s and costs for having been drunk and having used obscene language at Conway the previous day.—Superintendent Row- land proved the case, and added that the prisoner refused to pay for the cab in which he was when the obscene language was used. John Parry, labourer, was brought up in cus- tody on a charge of being drunk and disorderly at Llandudno on the previous Saturday, and was fined 5s and costs.

Local Welsh Place-Names.

Llandudno Royal National Eisteddfod.

COLWYN BAY.

CONWAY.

COLWYN BAY.