Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. VICTORIA. lUnbenee wen ei bonedd—yn banu O Freninol fawredd; Mirain yvv,—mae hi'r un wedd A geneth gu o Wynedd. DEWI GLAN FFRYDLAS.
+ DELED DY DEYRNAS. Duw, rho lwydd ar air dy ras,-da olwg, A deled Dy deyrnas; Er amcanion croesion eras Gelynion, a'u galanas. JONAS EVANS. — ♦ —
+ MAE NHW'N DEYD. Fod helynt y 'Bermo mor ddrwg, os nad gwaetb, nac erioed.-Fod yr olwg ar y brawd hwnw yn y cvfarfod eyhoeddus yn myned ar y llwvfan a'i umbrella yn ei law, ac yn gofyn ei gwestiynau gan ei bwyntio at y cadeirydd yn ysmala i'r eithaf.— Mai gresyn oedd ei weled yn myned i lawr heb ofyn ei gwestiwn.—Fod y brawd a gamgymerodd prin- cipal am loan wedi gofvn cwestiynau pert.-Fod cwestiwn un brawd yn nghylch paham y diswydd- wyd swyddog oedd wedi arbed cannoedd os nad miloedd i'r dref yn codi yn naturiol oddiar y syl- wadau a wnaed.—Fod yr atebiad gan gadeirydd y Cynghor Trefol yn llawn a digono1. Fod Cor Aber- gynolwyn wedi cael eu curo yn MachynHeth—Eu bod yn benderfynol o fyned i'r maes eto, adod allan yn "fwy na choncwerwyr."—Mai atnser addengys, ac yn y cyfamser cofied pawb mai yn y practices y mae dysgn.-Er i'r Aberiaid gael arweinydd da os na chaiff ddilynwyr selog waeth iddo roddi ei fiidil yn y to."—Nad oes yr un gair o eon am y town clock i Towyn.—Fod y He yn ei ddisgwyl.—Y buasai lIawer yn dymuno gwybod faint sydd wedi ei gasglu.-Fod pawb yn edrycfc yn ddiystyrllyd ar y cardiau yn y masnachdai. -Fad bechgyn Towyn sydd yn hoff o'r bel droed yn myned i Builth ddydd Sadwrn.—Y gobeithir y bydd iddynt edrych ar ol eu hunain.-Y bydd cannoedd o'u hodmygwyr yn y dref yn disgwyl clywed am en llwyddiant yno.
We desire to call the attention of our readers to the advantages offered by the Scholarships of the Royal College of Music, South Kensington, London, of which H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, K.G., is the founder and president. Preliminary examinations for 11 free open scholarships will be held on Feb. 2nd, 1898, in various local centres throughout the United Kingdom. The scholarships will be allotted as followsComposition 1, singing 1, pianoforte 2, organ 2, violin 1, viola or double bass 1, wind instruments 3 (nut, clarinet, or bassoon). The scholarships are open to all classes of Her Majesty's subjects within the stated ages. They are each of the approximate value of £ 40 a year, and entitle the holders to a systematic free educa- tion at the College, and are as a rule tenable for three ye»rs. In some special cases grants towards maintenance are added. Further information and official forms of application can be obtained on application to Mr Frank Pownall, Registrar, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Keasingtoa, London, S.W.
MACHYNLLETH MRN CHARGED WITH PERJURY. COM MIT WD TO THE ASSIZES. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS AT TOWYN. Considerable excitement prevailed in Machyn- lleth on Thursday evening when it was known that the police had been making arrests in connection with the recent assault case heard at Towyn on November 5th. It will be remembered that on that occasion two men named John Evans and Rowland Edwards, both of Machynlleth, were brought up charged with poaching and assaulting a rabbit catcher of the name of Rowland Williams. Much interest was taken in the case, and a rather remarkable incident occurred when Mr Hugh Edwards and John Micah also of Machynlleth came forward and volunteered the statement that they were the men who should stand in the place of the accused. This statement was backed up by the evidence of a woman named Sarah Ann Jones, who stated that John Evans was in bed at the time the assault was said to have been committed. After hearing the whole of the evidence, the Bench refused to credit the statement of the two men, and the evidence of the woman Jones and fined John Evans and Rowland Edwards zE3 6s each including costs. The'defendants were allowed a fortnight to pay. Since the day of the hearing the police have pushed their enquiries and decided eventually to issue warrants for the arrest of the two convicted defendants, and the three witnesses referred to on the ground of having committed perjury.—P.C. Tudor arrested John Evans, Row- land Edwards was arrested by P.S. Hughes, of Towyn, and P.C. Parry, of Corris, arrested Hugh Edwards. These men were locked up at Mach. ynlleth on Thursday evening, and the next morning Superintendent Jones of Dolgelley, arrested the woman Jones. The four prisoners were taken to Towyn by the morning train, and formally re- manded until Monday, when at ten o'clock on that day the Police Court at Towyn was filled, several being present from Machynlleth and Towyn. The Magistrates on the Bench were Messrs H. Haydn Jones (in the chair) and J. Maethlon James. The charge preferred against the four persons was that of maliciously combining together to prevent the ends of justice by giving false evidence at Towyn Petty Sessions on the 5th of November.—Mr W. R. Davies, solicitor, Dolgelley, appeared for the police to prosecute, and Mr M. Woosnam for the defence.- It was decided to hear the cases separately, that against Rowland Edwards being taken first..—Mr Davies, in opening the case, said the charges against the defendants were of a serious nature, they being alleged to have come to that court of justice and deliberately tried to mislead the Bench by giving false evidence, evidence which they knew to be false. Mr Davies said he would call evidence which would prove that defendants had made statements which they must have known to be untrue. Rowland Edwards had given evidence in the case of John Evans in which he stated that he was not with Evans between three and tour in the afternoon of the 19th, when they were stated to have com- mitted the assault on R. Williams, that he was in bed all the afternoon, and that be had not seen Evans at all that afternoon. It was alleged against him that in making those statements he was stating that which was not true and of necessity that whkih he knew to be untrue. He (Mr Davies) would call witnesses to the effect that Rowland Edwards and Evans had been seen in Dolgelynin Woods in pursuit of conies. Rowland Williams, the complainant at the last Court, went up to them, and it was there he was assaulted. The 19th was the day of the harvest thanksgiving services at Machynlleth. That afforded the witnesses an excellent opportunity of remembering the dates. On the 20th there was a funeral of a rela,tive of P.C. Arthur, aud P.C. Parry (Corris) had to go Lack- wards and forwards, and he would give evidence that would fix the two dates. The Thursday following was the day of the fair at Machynlleth. Mr Davies said he would prove by evidence that whereas Rowland Edwards had said he had not seen Evans that afternoon he had been seen by Howell Davies, the stationmaster at Llwyngwern, and others, that afternoon very near to the Machyn- lleth (Corris) Railway Station. The two men had also been seen between that point and Dolgelynin Woods. Without elaborating he would call evidence.—Mr David Evans, magistratess' clerk, Machynlleth, said he believed the minutes or notes of the Petty Sessions taken by his clerk were correct.—Mr David Jones, assistant clerk to the above, also gave similar evidence as to the deposi- Hons. — Rowland Williams, Isandula Terrace, Towyn, said he-was a rabbit catcher, and was the complainant in a case heard at that Court on the 5th November against Rowland Edwards and John Evans. He had heard Rowland Edwards giving evidence iathecase. On the 19th October he saw the defendant, with another man on the Dolgelynin land. They committed an assault upon him. v He was perfectly sure those two men were Rowland Edwards and John Evans. The time of day was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Cross- examined He made certain statements at the Court on the 5th November, and one of them was that he had never seen the defendant before. He had also said that he had made enquiries as to the name of the accused. At that Court he said the defendant was about 200 yards away from him. He said also that he had made inquiries from cer- tain persons who the men were, and he gave the name of P.S. Hamer He told him on the 20th what sort of men they were. It was not the Sergeant that told him who they were, but it was he himself who had seen them on the streets of Machynlleth about half an hour after he had gone from him on the fair day. Hamer was not the only one he spoke to and he was not the only one he asked about them. He had not asked many persons who the defendants were, but he had told his ex ecien '<> to many persons. He had not asked anyone for til names except Hamer. Saw Mrs Richar about m hour and a half after the assault, and tolc the whole family that he had been kicked, and told tnem that he did not know who the men were. Had not taken summons against the accused the day after he was assaulted, as he did noJ know the men then. On the 21st he again went to Maehynlleth and made further enquiries. He had not taken the summons on the 21st, and in reply to a question by Mr Woosnam he said he had a right to do as he liked. The witness twice again refused to answer Mr Woosnam and asked What odds is it to you." On being further pressed, wit. ness said he had no money in his pocket to raise the summons, and had to go to Towyn for the money. Willys acknowledged having time to raise the summons on Thursday, but as he had to send some rabbi! a way he did not take the summons out, that afternoon.—Howell Davies, deposed to being the stationmaster at Llwyngwern on the Corris Railway On Tuesday, the 19th, he was at the station, and left in the direction of Machynlleth after the 1-57 p.m. train. G. J. Griffith was with him and they walked past Ffriddgate to Machynlleth. He had business at the station. He knew accused and saw him between the Corris Railway (Machyn- lleth) Station and the Cambrian Bridge, Machyn- lleth, on the turnpike road. Accused asked him in Welsh how he was, and he replied All right, Row- land, how are you." John Evans was with him. John Evans was about five yards in advance. The accused could hear the conversation that took place between him and John Evans. John Evans had also asked him how he was. They were going in the direction of Dovey Bridge, and it was about 3 p.m.—-Cross-examined by Mr Woosnam It was on the 19th of October and he had been at Machynlleth many times before and after that time. He had left Llwyngwern at the same time as on the 19th. It was very likely he could have met the accused on other dates. He could not swear to having seen them before or after that date on the same spot.-Griffith J. Griffiths- said he was working at Llwyngwern. He remembered going with Mr Duties, the last witness, to Machynlleth, on the day after the thanksgiving services. He spoke to Rowland Edwards and asked why he did not go to his work, and he said he was going to see the level and to take food to his brother Griffith. The accused and John Evans then went in the direction of Dovey Bridge. He believed the time was between 3 and 3.30.—Cross-examined He met him between Machynlleth station and the Cambrian Railway bridge. He did not see the accused and John Evans go along the road that led to the Dovey Bridge. The time was from 3 to 3.30 p.m., hut he only guessed that from the time he had started. Witness went to Machynlleth sometimes, but not often at mid-day. He was first spoken to about coming to Court on the Friday week. He saw Hugh Edwards before and after the police came to him. He did not tell Hugh Edwards that he had not seen the accused and John Evans. He would not swear that he had net had a conversa- tion. He would not swear that he had told Edwards the same things as he had told the police. He had a conversation with Howell Davies after the police had come to him.—Re-examined He did not remember going to Machynlleth on any previous occasion at mid-day in the company of Howell Davies.—Edward Miles, roadman, Pennal, said he was working on the road between Pennal and Dovey Bridge. He knew Rowland Edwards as he was brought up near him. He bad seen him on the road he was repairing on one occasion and had asked him how he was, to which he replied. He added that he would not have known who it was had the defendant not spoken. He could not remember the dates, but could say that P.C. Parry had been talking with him that after- noon and had broken some stones for him. There was someone with Rowland Edwards, but he could Dot say whether there were any more. It was some- time during the afternoon.—Cross-examined Per- haps he had not seen Rowland Edwards for a year before that. He had known him from childhood. -P.C. Thomas Parry, Corris, said he bad several occasions recently to visit Corris in consequence of the absence of P.C. Arthur. On two occasions he saw E. Miles working on the roadside. He spoke to him on one occasion and broke some stones for him on his wav to Pennal. He again went to Pen- nal the next day but did not talk to Edward Miles.- C ross-examided: Before the commencement of these he had not thought of the dates on which he was going to Pennal. He only went to Pennal twice, and the dates of his visits were in his journal. The last witness did not tell him on the 19th that the accused had been talking with them. He spoke to the old man of the day on which he was with him breaking stones. The old man re- fused to fix on any date. He made inquiries before instituting proceedings. He had made inquiries of Griffith J. Roberts on two occasions, the first at Llwyngwern Quarries and the other at Llwyn- gwerJI Station. — Edward Jones, White Horse, Machynlleth, said he recollected seeing the accused on the road between Pennal and Machynlleth between the bottom of Bwlch and Pantlludw gate on the 19th October. There was no one with accused, but John Kvans was walking some 30 to 40 yards from him. He believed the time was between four and five. He (witness) was going in the direction of Pennal while the two men were coming from the direction of Pennal. He fixed on the 19th because on the following day he attended a funeral, and the next day was fair day at Machyn- lleth. He also met on the same day Hugh Edwards nnd John Micah, their cousins. He met those two under the Penrhyn, and therefore met them first, going in the direction of Machynlleth. They were together. The distance between the four men was abouthAlf-a-mile. On a previous occasion he had seen Rowland Edwards and John Evans on the road, and that date might have been about the 5th or 6th of October. They were then a little nearer Pennal.—Sergt. J. Hughes, Towyn, said he appre- hended the accused upon the warrant (produced) on the 18th of the present month. He read the warrant out to him and cautioned him. He replied, I told no lies at the meeting". In reply to Mr Woosnam, Sergt Hughes said he saw the accused on the street at Machynlleth. He was in charge of a pony and cart. Witness took him to the police station and read the warrant to him. His brother took charge of the cart. The accused had been taken into custody when the warrant was read it being dark at the time.—The case against John Evans was next taken, and the depositions of the other witnesses were read to them. The evi- dence of P.C. Tudor, Machynlleth, and Supt Jones were taken in additon.- P.C. Caradog Tndor, stationed at Machynlleth, said that on the 18th he arrested John Evans under a warrant (produced), and took him to the police station, where ho w.s charged by Supt Jones.—Cross-examined He ap- prehended the defendant at the house. He met him on the door-step. He did not tell him at the time there was a warrant against him.—Supt. Thos Jones said he was present at Machynlleth on the 18th inst. when defendant was brought in. The warrant was read over to him, and he was cautioned. In reply he said I have nothing to say in reply to the charge."—Cross-examined The accused was in the custody of P.C. Tudor when he was brought ia- and therefore he was in custody before being charged.—In answer to the usual caution by the Magistrates' Clerk, defendant said he was not guil ty.-Sarah Ann Jones, Lied fair, Machynlleth, housekeeper to the defendant Jwhn Evans was the next to be charged.—Upon the application of Mr Woosnan, who made a touching appeal on behalf of the accused, she having a baby ten months old and was not in good health, the prosecution withdrew the charge against her by the permission of the Bench, and she was allowed to go home.- Mr Woosnam thanked the prosecution for their con- sideration, and said it redounded to their credit. — It having gone late, Mr Davies, for the police, expressed his willingness that the charge against Hugh Edwards should be tried when the other defendant (John Micah) would be present. It was of a different nature to those already heard. -Mr. Woosnam said he had no objection if Edwards were allowed off on his own recognisances. He could not see why Edwards should suffer for the transgressions, if there were transgressions, of Micah. It was the practice of the superior Courts that the defendant or a prisoner should have the benefit in every possible way of an occasion of that kind in order to get up his defence, and that they shoulu not be kept in custody any lengthened time, as the ends of justice might be frustrated. It was only fair to allow them to get up their defence. It was decided to settle that after Mr. Woosnam had addressed the Bench for the de. fence.—Mr. Woosnam said he would be as brief as possible. It was not for him to grumble that the prosecution had decided to bring the charges forward. He knew his friend Mr. Davies was so well acquainted with his professional duties to know what he was doing, and he did not blame him for bringing different charges. Be contended that the men bad a perfect right to give evidence one for another, but he was not going to say what the county of Merioneth would say about the cost that would necessarily follow in the cases they had heard that day. He could assure them that the costs would be, not to say enormous, but exten- sive, and possibly when these matters were con. cluded the county might be wiser, but ladder. He • admitted that the charges were serious. In order to get at the truth of the matter, or to find whether the charge had any foundation in fact, one had to go carefully into the evidence for the prosecution. He was not une who believed that witnesses in Wales committed perjury wilfully. He rather agreed with the new County Court Judge, who recently said he had never found any cases which were not capable of explanation. The learned Judge added that he bad had a large experience in Welsh and English Courts of Justice, and he could say from his own experience that it was abso. lutely incorrect to say that there was anything approaching false swearing in the Courts of Wales. He (Mr. Woosnam) believed that the present case was capable of explanation. It was very easy to bring a charge of the kind brought that day, and also to collect witnesses, but it was a ,great deal more difficult to disprove them. Mr 'Woosnam then proceeded to argue that the case was one of mistaken identity, and that he conld not believe that any one in his right senses could go forward and swear that which was not true, for the purpose of screening other persons. He then dealt with the evidence of all the witnesses.—The Bench then considered their verdict, and after some consideration asked Mr Woosnam if he had no witnesses to call for the defence, to which he replied that he had had no time. He was only informed on Saturday night and had to start at 5 a.m. that morning.—The Chairman said they were of opinion that a prima-facie case had been made, and defen. dants were committed for trial. —After some exchange of words the Bench agreed to allow the defendants off on Tuesday morning on sureties being found in the sum of zC25 each. On Tuesday morning the men failed to get sure- ties to the extent of z625, and were taken to Car. narvon by the 2.15 p.m, train. Four men volun- teered bail, but were not accepted.
FATAL ACCIDENT TO THE COUNTESS OF LATHOM. We regret to announce that the death occurred on Tuesday, under tragic circumstances, of the Countess of Lathom, wife of the Lord Chamberlain, at Lathom House, Ormskirk. Lord Lathom and a number of gentlemen went out shooting in the morning, and the Countess of Lathom, with three other ladies, drove over to luncheon with the party. On the return journey, coming along the Green Drive, the carriage containing the ladies by some means became upset. Her ladyship fell on her head on the roadway, and sustained such terrible injuries that death occurred within a few minutes. The carriage turned completely over upon her lady. ship, but the other occupants escaped with only a shaking. Her ladyship was a daughter of the fourth Earl of Clarendon, and she married the Earl of Latbom in 1860. Her ladyship was well known in south-west Lancashire, where she frequently took part in bazaars and charitable undertakings generally. She was of a benevolent and kindly disposition, and was ever ready to assist any deserving cause by voice and purse.
CARIAD. Ffrwd o Dduw, gwir-Dduw gorddwys,—yw cariad Cu eiriau a gwiwlys Troai'n gwlad fel paradwys, A'i effeithion gloewon glwys. IEUAN MAI.
YSPRYD YN NHCWYN. Nos Sadwrn aeth yr ystori arled^fod yspryd wedi -ei weled yn ngbymydogaeth Neptune Hall, ac wedi ;achosi dychryndod i ami un. Achosodd gryn gyn- hwrf yn y dref, a nos Lun ymunodd nifer o lanciau ieaainc gwrol a phenderfynol a'u gilydd i ymweled -a'r Ile yi oedd yr "yspryd." Ni ellir dweyd pa •gospedigaeth jr oeddynt am roddi aryr hen yspryd, ond ni ddaeth i'r golwg, a rhaid oedd i'r bechgyn ddychwelyd heb ei weled. Ymddengys mai yr unig sail dros yr ystori ydyw fod goleuni o un o lampau gorsaf y rheilffordd yn adlewyrchu ar fienestr un o'r tai ar amgylcbiadau, ac mai gweled y goleuni yna yn disglaerio ar y ffenestr ydoedd yr yspryd."
TAN MAWR YN LLUNDAIN. Torodd tan allan mewn gweithdy yn Llundaiu oddeutu un o'r gloch prydnawn ddydd Gwener di- weddaf, yn agos i'r General Post Office, a chynydd- odd nesyr oedd ystrydqedd yn un goelcerth fawr o dan. Dywedir mai hwn yw y tan mwyaf a ddi- gwyddodd yn Llundain er tan mawr 1666. Am wyth o'r gloch yr un noswaith yr oedd yn parhau i ddistrywio, ae yr oedd 'strydoedd cyfain yn myned yn aberth rhwydd iddo. Nid raid dweyd i dan- ddiffoddwyr Llundain fod yn fuan ar y maes, ond er gwaethaf eu hymdrechion gwrol buont am oriau cyn cael y tan dan eurheolaeth. Achosid hyn trwy fod y lie y torodd y tan allan yn gyfyngedig, y 'strydoedd yn gul, a'r gweithdai yn uchel, yr hyn a'i gwnai bron yn anmhosibl i'r diffoddwvr wneyd eu gwaith yn efFeithiol serch fod eu holl ymdrech ar waith. Gan hyny gadawsant y lleoedd oeddynt ar dan i losgi ymaith a phenderfynasant ddiogelu lleoedd oeddynt eto beb eu cyrhaeddyd gan y tan ond oeddynt yn cael eu bygwth. Yn hyn bnont i raddau mnA/r yn llwyddianus, a llwvddasant felly i atal cvnvdd y goelcerth aruthrol. Y mae y polled yn ddychrvnllvd, rhai yn rhoddi v cyfrif mor uchel a, cltwe' miliwn o bunau. Maes v gyflafan ydoedd Averse-ace street, yr ochr ddwyreiniol, i'r gogledd o'r General Post Office, yn cynwys Hamsell stieet a Well street. Gwnaet-h y tan-ridiffoddwyr waith pSpithio) mae yn ddiddadl, a hyfiyd ydyw gallu ysgrifenu na chollwvd yr un bywyd. Ond mae y masnachwyr wedi colli cannoedd o'u llyfrau, yr hyn a brawf yn polled fawr iddynt. Mae y lie ar ba un y mae y fan wedi gwneyd difrod yn 150 o lafheni wrth 120. ac felly ar rhyw dair acer o dir.
NOMINATION OF SHERIFFS. CARDIGANSHIRE.—Sir James Weeks Szlumper, of Sandmarsh, Aberystwyth; Edward Webley Parry Bryse, of Noyaddtrefawr; William Owen Brig- stocke, of Pantgwyn. MERIONETHSHIRE.-William Patchett, Alltfawr, Barmouth; Richard Edward Lloyd Richards, Caerynwvch, Dolgelley Robert Charles Anwyl, Llugwy, Machynlleth. MONTGOMERYSHIRE. — Stafford Davies Price- Davies, Marrington Hail Arthur Chamberlain, Caestwbwrn OliverOrmrod Openshaw, Brongwyn.
„ REVIEWS. Nansen's Farthest North" is now being issued by George Newnes Ltd. in 6d. numbers every fort-' night to be completed in 20 parts. So valuable a work at the published price of E2 2s was placed out of reach of the working man, and it is only due to the enterprise of this eminent firm that the pre- sent low figure has been reached.—Nelson and his battles forms the chief topic in the Navij and Army. The number is full of elaborate illustrations of the scenes associated with Lord Nelson's career, and forms a valuable addition to the Library.-The pre- sent day thirst for information respecting curious occupation or things outside everyday life is amply met by the November edition of the Strand. To keep this magazine in the front rank it is evident that money is not spared and its articles deal with much that is of interest.
PRINTING of every description executed with iL dispatch at the COUNTY TIMES Office, Welsh Pool. First-class Comaiercial Work a speciality Estimates given. Printed and Published by Samuel Salter and David Rowlands, at their Offices, 21, Berriew Street, Welshpool, in the County of Montgomery.— Thursday) November 25,1897.