LLANFAETHLU. ZOAR BAPTIST UIIAPKL.-On Wednesday evening, a successful temperance meeting wag held in the above place, when the chair was ably occupied by Lady Reade, who is well known for her interest in the temperance cause. An admirable address was delivered by Miss Reade, siiter-in-law to her ladyship as also by Revs. E. Evans, Amlwch Roberts (C.M.). Llanfaethlu; J. Hughes (C.), Cardiff; and S. Roberts, Holy- head.
LLANGEFNI. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Monday, before Hugh Roberts, Esq., and Dr. Owen, Owen Griffith, Gamfa Gyrfa, Gwalchmai, was fined 2s. 6J. and costs for being drunk and incapable, and Wil- liam Thomas, farmer, Pare, Llanddyfnan, was fined 7s. Gd. and costs for being drunk while in charge of a horse. The following persons were also summoned for drunkenness, &c.: Jane Thomas, of no fixed residence, tined 5s. and costs; William Desborough, fowl dealer, Market-square, Llangefni, 20s. and costs Owen Hughes. junior, labourer, Pont, Brynsiencyn, 7s. (id. and costs; Griffith Roberts, labourer, Llyslew, Llanidan, 5s. and costs John Davies, labourer, Peter-street, Llangefni, 5s. and costs Hugh Williams, labourer, Ty'nycae, Llandrygan, 20s. and' costs.—At the instance of P.C. John Jones (46), Hugh Roberts, carrier, Pendre- street, Newborough, was summoned for leaving a horse and cart without anyone in charge and was fined Is. and costs.—The charge of assault preferred by Richard Jones, labourer, Chwaen Goch, Llantrisant, against John Edwards, butcher, High-street, Llanerchymedd, was dis- missed—William Thomas, labourer, Pare, Llan- ddyfnan, was bound over to keep the peace for six months towards David Owen, farmer, Gareg Wen, Llanddyfnan.— Robert Hughes, Erddeiniog, Tregaian, and Robert Roberts, Gorlan, Rhos- meirch, wore charged by P.S. Griffith Jones with an attempt to shoot with intent to do bodily harm. Case adjourned for a month.- Ellen Owen, Merddyn, Llanfair P.G., summoned Jane Thomas, a tramp, for malicious damage. Defendant was lined 2s. 6d. and costs. SUICIDE OF A WIDOW.—An inquest was held on Saturday, before Mr. Jones Roberts (coroner for Anglesey) and a jury, touching the death of Margaret Thomas, 37 years of age, a widow, of Dafarn -Wracli, Llaneugrad. The deceased had committed suicide by hanging herself in an outhouse. The reason for it is supposed to have been pecuniary difficulties. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide during temporary insanity."
LLANFAIRFECHAN. BAZAAR.—The annual bazaar in aid of the Convalescent Home was held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last, in a tent erected on the grounds. Although the weather proved rather unfavourable, the attendance each day was good, and the amount realised was most satisfactory. The bazaar was under the patron- age of the ex-Lord Bishop of Bangor, Sir Charles and Lady Forster, the Hon. Mrs. Wynne Jones, Rev. G. Littlecot, Mr. G. Child and Mrs. Child, Sir Henry and Lady Berney, Lord Ilather- ton, the Hon. Mrs. Pennefather, Rev. E. M. Fitzgerald, Mr. T. E. Holden, and Mr. Hugh Sleigh. The bazaar was opened by the Hon. Mrs. Pennefather, and the following ladies and gentlemen took an active part in the proceedings and greatly contributed to the success of the undertaking:—Dr. Jones and Mrs. Jones, Aber- ystwyth Mrs. and Miss Curry Smith, Dr. Willis and others. The Hon. Mrs. Wynne Jones en- livened the proceedings by rendering several songs in an admirable manner, accompanying herself on the pianoforte. On Thursday evening a concert was given, in which the celebrated harpist Ap Tomma3 took part, and evoked re- peated applause by his inimitable rendering of favourite Welsh airs. The other friends who volunteered their services for the musical enter- tainment were Miss Clara Myers, Mrs. Bewley, who with their pupils performed the Japanese Fair, and Mr. Sutton, of Reading. The Llan- fairfechan band took part in Saturday evening's proceedings, and their performances were much appreciated. Miss Butler is to be heartily con- gratulated upon the successful issue of this her latest effort to meet the heavy outlay incurred by the purchase and improvement of the pro- perty. We understand that a sum of £135 has been received in donations, and the proceeds of the bazaar amounted to E74 7a. 4Ad. LOCAL NOTES. Having repeatedly called attention to the wretched accommodation at the railway station, I cannot help adverting once more to the subject as there does not seem, a prospect of anything being done this season. Stations of far less pretentions on the Chester and Holyhead line are provided with a subway or bridge to cross over. With the heavy traffic during the summer season it is a wonder that no fatalities occur. So far, fortunately, I have witnessed nothing more serious than the death of a poor dog, who in his attempt to cross, was instantly kiUed. At the same time, I have seen several narrow escapes. j Must a human life be sacrificed before anything is done ? I find that the directors have promised to meet at Penmaenmawr shortly with the view of ascertaining what improve- i ments are necessary there. Could not their visit be extended to Llanfairfechan at the same | time? Can not our local board be prevailed upon to move in this matter ? CARADOC.
LLANRWST. 11 EARLY CORN.—Now the crop of hay, except on the higher ground, has been got into safety within the confines of the Vale of Conway, and the corn harvest is in a fair way of being secured. Mr. Robert Jones, auctioneer, Llan- rwst, at his farm, Carneddau, within a short distance from the town, was about the first to lay his sickle upon the corn, and probably he is the earliest to Rather it in. It is a good crop all round the valley, though the straw is short. SUCCESS OF W ELSH STUDENTS. —Mr. Frederick Jones, son of Mr. William Jones, Llanrwst, has successfully passed his intermediate B.A. degree with honours at the London University. -SI r. William IT4rrop Parry, son of Mr. Isaac Parry, Post-office, Llangernyw, Llanrwst, has taken the degree of bachelor of medicine and master of surgery at the University of Glasgow. ORGAN OPENING. —Llanrwst congregations have lately gone in largely for organs in its places of worship, the last being that of Horeb, Welsh Wesleyans. The instrument was formally opened and dedicated on Thursday, there being an afternoon and evening service on the occasion. The artistes were-vocal, Miss Aimee Roland, of Josef Cantor's concert; Mr. Maldwyn Humphreys, R.A.M., and Mr. Wilfred Jones, R.A.M.; instrumental, Alderman Samuel- -on, J.P., on the violin Professor Sewell, Royal College of Music, London, on the organ; Miss Samuelson, Mr. D. Parry, A.U.C.W., and Mr. R. R. Owen, on the piaoo. Mr. William Williams, Summerfield, Rhyl. presided over the afternoon meeting, and Mr. R. James, Dyffryn Aur, in the evening. The latter made a very interesting speech. The attendance at night was very large. The organist is Mr. R. R. Owen, George-street. The Rev. Robert Jones, minister of the circuit, was present, and seemed highly pleased with the success of the meetings. The organ was purchased from Dr. Bridge, organist of West- minster Abbey, it having been used there for training the choir. The instrument has two manuals, 15 stop', has a splendid tone, and is blown by hand. It is a model church organ. SANITARY AUTHORITY.—The ordinary meeting of this authority was held on Tuesday, the members present being:—Mr. E. Jones Williams (chairman), Mr. J. Evans Jones (vice-chairman), rlie Rev. John Gower, Messrs. Richard Morris, David Jones (Llanddoget), John Jones (Felin Ucha).—We understand that the business was simply routine. TUKSDAY'S MAHICRT. -This was a small and uninteresting market, owing doubtless to farmers being occupied with the harvest as well to the approaching show day (Thursday). Butter sold from 13d. to 14d. per lb.; egga, 10 to 13 for Is.; fowls, 33. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple ducks, 4s. Gd. to 5s.; small pigs, 18s. to 22s. per head. PRAISEWORTHY COURAGE.—Those keepers on the Belmont Estate deserve praise, and a sub- stantial reward for so promptly breaking up the gang of poachers who had evidently come down on purpose to denude the country of game at the garnering of the harvest. William Edwards for the next few months, will find little game, in his style, with those high walls at Carnarvon, and his incarceration has so frightened his I pals" that they have already given a wide berth to Llanrwst. THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—Special sermons in aid of the Church Missionary Society were preached at both churches on Sunday last. The special sermons were preached by the society's deputation, the Rev. J. T. Lewis, Hull, and the Rev. T. Tudno Jones. St. Mary's English Church was very crowded in the morning, when Mr. Jones conducted the service and Mr. Lewis preached an admirable sermon; and the evening attendance was almost as large, when the Rector took the service and Mr. Lewis again delivered a powerful sermon. In the evening there was a very large congregation at the Welsh Church, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. Davies, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. T. Tudno Jones.—On Monday evening, a missionary meeting was held at the National Schoolroom, the Rev. Chancellor Jones, in the chair, delivering an impressive address upon the importance of mission work. The liev. J. Davies followed with very appropriate observa- tions, after which an exhaustive and deeply interesting address on the operations of the society was delivered by the deputation, the Rev. J. T Lewis. This was followed by a very telling speech from the Rev. Mr. Wilson, of Bath, who recounted some of his own personal experiences in missionary fields. The meeting was opened with player by the Rev. Tudno Jones, and closed with the doxology and benediction.—The collections in aid of the society exceeded those of many previous years.
PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH.—Before J. Blackwell, Esq. (chairman), Colonel Johnstons, Dr. Jones, and Captain Hordern. DRUNKENNESS.—Owen Thomas. Denbigh- street, was charged with being drunk and riotous on the 2Pth ult., in Market-square.—Mr. D. Jones defended, the case having been post- poned for the production of Mr. John Owen, the Hand, who was called for the defence. He | could not say that Thomas was either drunk or sober.—The defendant was fined 2s. 61. with 9s 6d. costs. TRESPASS.—Enoch Evans, Llansantffraid, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on the 11th of January last.—Mr. D. Jones appeared for the defence, and a plea of guilty was put in, tho defendant being fined 10s. and lGs. Gd. costs. TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TlI.-Before Dr. Evans. DRUNKENNESS.—William Rowland Williams, a quarryman from the neighbourhood of Llan- beris. was fined Is. and costs for being drunk and incapable. It appears that on the previous night the defendant, in a drunken state, went to the police station, and refusing to leave, was locked up.
LONDON. WELSH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.—A large meeting of Welshmen was held in London last Saturday to form a London Welsh Football Association. It was unanimously resolved to ask Sir John Puleston. M.P., to become president, and the hon. gentleman has readily assented. Sir John has presided on two or three occasions at the smoking concerts of the London Welsh Football Club, which has distinguished itself in football contests in London, and is not unknown in the Principality.
PENMAENMAWR. LOCAL NOTES. Now that the extension of the promenade has been completed, I have heard it suggested as a further improvement that paths should be made on the shore side of the "cutting," and seats placed in some of the shady nooks." I am sure this would be a boon that would be greatly appreciated by visitors. If the field between the railway and the shore are to be included in the large sale of property advertised to take place this month, would it not be wise in the local board to try to purchase them? It might do incalculable harm to the place were they to get into the hands of a building speculator. Dr if this plan is not feasible, would it cot be possible to get subscriptions for the purpose? The field would answer admirably the purpose of a public tennis lc,wn, and every lodging-house keeper must know that the absence of such recreation ground, where persons could go and play without being hampered with instructions, &c., is a source of continual grumbling among ""•si tors. It is a fact that more than one family have done elsewhere, because there was no place at Penmaenmawr where their young folks could go to amuse themselves for an lionr or two in the afternoon. I am very glad to hear that the English Pres- byterians are well satisfied with the result of the bazaar. It has helped them to wipe off considerable slice of their debt. The downpour of rain on Friday night, just as the time when people were about to set out for the bazaar concert, seriously militated against its financial success. But from a musical point of view it was everything that could be desired, and those who braved the elements had a treat such as we seldom get at Penmaenmawr. The complaint about the archway is certainly a serious one—a complaint heard more than once in these "notes." But then, it is the rail- way company that are to do the work, and experience has taught, us that this company will do nothing to forward the interests of the plac3. Ac the Children's Services on tlie-sliore, on Sunday, one of the missioners anaounced that this was the last week of the mission and urged his young hearers to accept salvation then and there, as this week would be the last chance they would have of getting it this season. Comment 0:1 so astounding a statement is needless. I draw attention to the fact solely in order that the speaker may have the opportunity of either explaining or correcting the remark before the mission is closed. Christian tolerance, the subject of Sir John Puleston's speech at the opening of the Presby- terian bazaar, is certainly practised here, as each day's proceedings were opened by a member of the Church of England. ALTQirTS.
PORTMADOC. PIC-NIC. ]7he Wesleyan Sunday School (Welsh), held a very successful pic-nic at Morta Bychan. last Wednesday. Refreshments were provided in a field kindly lent by Mr. William Griffith EXTRAORDINARY WEATHER.—The changes in the weather last Mondny were most extraordinary. For a few hours, it was oppressively hot. and soon afterwards there blew a piercing cold wind. It rained heavily between band 0 o clock a.m., and the farmers of Coed Llyn, &c„ had to leave their haymaking. Strange to say, not a drop of rain fell at Ystum- Hyn and Bronygadair, at which place haymaking was carried all till the close of the day. „ ^MPKBANCK. The Revs. Nicholson Jones, Cardiff, and John Williams (English Wesleyan Chapel) delivered temperance addresses on the Park last Sunday. There was a large number of people present. OPPOSITION TO A PUBLIC-HOUSK.-A well- attended public meeting was held at Borthy- gest last Tuesday evening, Rev. Ross Hughes in the chair, to protest against the opening of the Guest View Inn. Addresses were delivered by Mr. D. Lloyd George. M.P., Mr. R. Daniel. Rev. H. Ivor Jones and Rev. Henry Hughes (W.). Representatives from all chapels in the locality were appointed to appear in support of the opposition to the renewal of the license at the forthcoming brewster sessions. The feeling against the public-house is intense. A series of public temperance meetings will be held during the winter months. ATHLETIC SPORTS. — Last Saturday, the annual athletic sports were held ontheTraeth, the weather being very favourable, on the whole. The band of the 2nd V. B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers played during the proceedings. At the close of the events, Miss Glynn, Brynhir, presented the prizes. The follow- ing were the results: — 100 yards flat race (open): 1, Cyril Lord; 2, E. LI. Hope. High jump: 1, J. E. Jonea 2, T. Wynn Roberts. 200 Yards fiat race (under 15): 1, Idwal Griffith 2, Bertram Edwards. Bicycle race (open): 1, G. W. Thomas; 2, Owen Jones. Quarter mile handicap fiat race (open) 1, Cyril Lord 2. E. LI. Hope. Walking race 1, David Breese 2, W. E. M. Jones. Hurdle race 1. Cyril Lord; 2, J. E. Jonps. Flat race (under 18) I, Albert Hughes; 2, Robert Roberts. 200 yards handicap: 1, D. M. Roberts; 2, T. Wynn Roberts. Pole jump 1, J. E. Jones 2, D. M. Roberts. One mile flat race 1, E. John Owen; 2, D. G. Joneq. Ihree-legged race,: 1, D. M. Roberts and Robert Roberts.
PWLLHELI. THE TOWN COUNCIL. AUGUST 15TH.-Present: Mr. Edward Jones (mayor); Aldermen 0. Edwards and R. U. Jones Councillors R. Ivor Parry, D. E. Davies, William Davies, G. Evans, R. W. Griffith, R. Pritchard, W. Anthony, D. Williams, R. Hughes, H. P. Jones, and Mr. 0. L. Edwards (town clerk). VICTORIA PAR ADR. It was resolved to place six lamp.3 for the lighting of the Victoria Parade. SALE OF PROPERTY. The Town Clerk said that all the property of the corporation in the Traeth had been sold, with the exception of one shop, which did not reach the reserved prize,-The question of removing the old buildings and making a new way on the property was referred to the committee. REMOVAL OF A BAKRRY. On the motion of Mr. Richard Hughes, the council agreed to the proposal that Mr. Henry Jones should remove his bakery at his own expense. MOORINGS. Captain D. Williams thought that places for the purposes of properly mooring vessels in the harbour should be provided.—The matter was referred to the harbour committee. DIFFERENT RENTS. On the motion of Mr. D. E. Davies, seconded by Mr. II. Jones, it was passed that the clerk should write to the clerk of the peace, saying that the County Council paid only tl for the local lock-up, whereas they charged X6 for the same upon Sergeant Williams. PENTRRWANC. As this place was very dark at night, it was decided to have another lamp there, this being proposed by Mr. W. Anthony, and seconded by Mr. R. I. Parry.-A lamp was also said to be much wanted at Penrhydlyniog.
RHYL. EXCITING SCENE.—On Tuesday evening, P.C. Taaffe was taking a hawker of green parrots, named Michael Nolan, of Salford, who had refused to show his certificate on demand, into custody, when a large crowd, mainly of visitors, was collected and a rescue attempted, the con- stable being very roughly handled. When assistance was obtained three arrests were made, and three persons brought before the court on Wednesday. The court, in giving their decision, tooklinto consideration the fact that the constable was not in uniform. Nolan was fined Gd. and costs, his son, summoned for an assault, was discharged, whilst Alfred Ward, a visitor from Birmingham, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for assaulting two policemen. IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS.—At a special meeting of the town improvement com- missioners, held on Saturday morning, Mr. J. Rowland Thomas (chairman) presiding, a re- commendation by the road and foreshore com- mittee to accept the tender of Mr. A. ICrauss, of Bristol, fcr the erection of three shelters on the West Promenade for £ 7G9 (as against £8t7 by Messrs. Jones and Roberts, Rhyl), and also to appoint Mr. T. J. Scoones, C.E., of Bristol, to carry out the works, came up for discussion.— Mr. Rae Browne moved an amendment to the effect that the tender of Messrs. Jones and Roberts be accepted, on the ground that there was no particular hurry for the shelters, and all contracts, as far as possible, should be given to Rhyl tradesmen when the work to be done was to be paid out of the rates.—Mr. Lawrence seconded Mr. Rae Browne's amendment.—After some discussion, two voted for the amendment, and seven against.—The recommendation of the committee was then put as a substantive motion and carried unanimously.—The tender of Messrs E. Hughes and Sons, of £115 63. 8d. for bolts and plates, was unanimously accepted.—The appointment of Mr. Scoones as engineer to carry out the works was also confirmed, but the question of that gentleman's remuneratisn was deferred pending further information as to the engineer's charges for quantities.
CAMBRIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. EDWARD I. IX NORTH WALES, 1284. THE Cambrian Archaeological Association has been this week holding its 45th annual meeting in Flintshire, making the picturesque old town of Holywell its headquarters and centre of numerous excursions to localities of archaeo- logical interest in the neighbourhood. The opening meeting was held on Monday evening. in the Assembly-rooms, Holywell, the chair being occupied by the president, the Right Honourable Lord Mostyn, who delivered his in augural address to a good assemblage of mem- bers. Lord Mostyn was supported by the Revs. Trevor Owen, Llangedwyn. and Walter EvaDS. Halkyn (secretaries); R. 0. \Vrilliams, vicar 01 Holywell: Canon Morris, Eaton Hall; Morgan, Ysceifiog Mr. Henry Taylor, town clerk of Fflint Miss Lloyd Jones, Penmaenmawr; Messrs. J. L. Muspratt, Rhyl Joshua Hughes, Rhydygadan, Cardigan; Revs. D. Jones, Pwll- heli Griffith Jones, Mostyn; and Mr. H. A. Cope, Saithailwyd, Holywell, &c Sec. Lord Mostyn, who was warmly cheered 00 rising, having delivered an interesting inaugural address. d Mr. H. Taylor, F.S.A.. town clerk of Flint and deputy constable of Flint Castle, read a verf able and interesting paper entitled The Fir9J Charters granted to the Four Senior Boroughs ot Wales," a subject suggested by the creation 9: County Councils. Iu the course of the pap«r was shown that King Edward I. granted cbof' ters at Flint;on September 8th, 1284,to the to^oa of Carnarvon; Conway, Rhuddlan, and Fliot' thus at one scoop, as it were, conceding to the^ the first of the boroughs in Wales, all th°s liberties which had been granted to the favoured English boroughs after years of coB" tention. Space will not permit us to quote more the following extract from Mr. Taylor's excel' lent paper Wales had been "finally entirely united to England, but it was still i° an almost barbarous condition. The whoH country was a scene of wildness and disorder* and Edward knew well that the first step regeneration of a country (so far as humftO government can regenerate it) is the establish' ment of just and well-considered laws. To th«» work, therefore, he immediately addressed self. He did not, however, proceed by rashl" ordaining that the laws of England henceforth the laws of Wales. He saw necessity for first acquainting himself with whole subject. He was at great pains to g*1" a perfect knowledge of its ancient constitution and laws, and of the manners of its inhabitants, lie issued a Royal Com mission (an early insta? £ of such a commission) to the Bishop of and others to investigate these matters mos^ carefully. No fewer than 172 intelligent pef' sons were examined upon oath by these Coll- missioners, who upon this evidence framed » report. Having thus obtained the necessary IB* formation Edward held a Parliament ft, Rliuddlan, at which the 'Statutes of Wales were passed. The preamble to these is well worth perusal. The paragraph in which relates to Welsh laws and customs rung thus:—' We have abolished some of them, sOL'ao we have allowed, and some we have corrected and we have commanded and retained others to be added theretc.' It was in this spir'* also that the municipal charters, the subject ot this paper, were framed. Let us a'lso for £ moment consider what were King Edward' movements in this neighbourhood during year 1284. In the early part of tho month 0 March he divided his time between Chester an» Rhuddlan, thus frequently passing to and through the entire length of the present county of Flint. We find him at Rhuddlan on the St March. On the 24th he left for Conway, and of the 1st of April arrived at Carnarvon, which he made his headquarters until the lith of June; On the 10th of April he was at Harlech on 23rd at Criccieth, and returned to Carnarvon the 25tli, the day on which his son Edward °l. Carnarvon" was born there. On the 8th June he was at Baladeulyn at the foot °\ Snowdon, and remained there until the 3rd July. The whole of the remainder of the moot" of July he spent, at Carnarvon. On the 2nd oj August he visited the Island of Bardsey the harbour of Porth-yn-lleyn, by the town"1 Nevin. At Nevin he held a grand tournaffleI1 where were assembled, says Matthew of West' minster, the great body of the knights oI England, with many foreign nobles.' FrotJ1 Nevin Kine Richard returned to Carnarvon Subsequently he visited Aber, Conway, Flint, f and Chester. He W:IS at Flint, as we know frotJJ the municipal charters now under consideration. on the 8th of September, and it is equally we f known that he reached Chester on the 10th Of September, and remained there for a week. 0a the Sth of October he was at Conway for four days on his way to Carnarvon, which he reached on the 12th of that month, and remained there until the 24th, going thence by way of Criccietl1 and Harlech to South Wales." The Rev. R. Trevor Owen, F.S.A., of Llan- gedwyn, in his report, said since the last meeting at Cowbridge two years ago the pro. gress of the society had been of the most satisfactory description. There was now on the muster roll 313 names, whereas in 1839 there were only 2G8. Among the new members were Lady Augusta Mostyn, the Right Hon. W.E. Glad- stone, M.P., the Dean of St. Asaph, the Vicar Holywell, and Canon Rupert Morris, D.D., of Eaton Hall. Several subjects were subsequently considered. During the following days members visited several pluces of interest in that part of Flint' 1. shire.
ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS. We regret to announce that the Rev. R. W. Griffith, vicar of Llandegai, is dangerously ill* The rev. gentleman is said to be one of the most popular in the diocese of Bangor, and the news of his serious indisposition will be sorrowfully received by a large circle of friends and admirers throughout North Wales. The ministerial duties of Mr. Griffith extend over a period of thirty years. Dr. Richards, of Bangor, is in con- stant attendance. In view of Disestablishment in Wales being incorporated in the Liberal programme, the following figures relating to the Welsh dioceses, taken from a return jnst issued of the property and revenues of the Church of England, are of special interest. The ratable value of episcopal residences and grounds is—Bangor, £ 227; Llan- daff. X265 10s.; St. Asaph, £ 179; St. David's, £184. The income arising from private benefac- tions to newly-founded Sees, including ratable value of residence, is—Bangor, £ 1800; Llandaff, £ 543 4s. 9d.; St. Asaph, £1573 16s. 6d.; St. David's, X71 12s. The gross income derived from estates in the following counties vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners is thus stated: —Anglesey, St 428 5s. 4d.; Brecon, £17!)8 4s. 6d.; Cardigan, £ 1142 9s. 3d; Carmarthen, S4832 4s. 4d.; Carnarvon, £838 2s. 4d. Denbigh, £ 70/2 Is.; Flint, £ 40/5 15s. 6d.; Glamorgan, £76!H 2s. 2j.; Monmouth, £5548 16s. 6d.- Montgomery, X379 13s. 6d.; Pembroke, £ 4698 2s. 9d.; Radnor, £ 2411 4s. 7d. Rev. Dr. W. C. Roberts, ex-moderator of the Southern General Presbyterian Church of America, is on a visit to this country, and was the guest, a few days ago, of Mr. J. Owen, J.P., Ty Coch, Carnarvon. He was also present at the recent Calvinistic Methodist Association at Tregaron, the little Cardiganshire town which gava birth to Henry Richard. The story of Dr. Roberts's life might add another chapter to Smiles's 11 Self-Help." When a lad, some forty years ago, he sailed to America, in the Guy 11 y Mannering "then the marvel of shipbuilding. On the day they touched the shore his father, mother, brother, and sister were stricken with cholera and died. The lad had four brothers and sisters depending upon him. Yet he kept them and himself, working by day and studying by night. Refnsing all aid from friends in the old country,he struggled on with heroic perseve- rance. He entered college, was in due time ordained, and has for years presided over Lake Forrest University, one of the largest in the Southern States. He has just completed hi? term of office as moderator of his church, and for a while will seek rest amid the hills of Gwalia.
DISTRICT _NE\VS. 1, ABERDOVEY. I DBATH OF A \Vl5LL-KSOff.V SOLICITOR.- I; The death 19 announced of Mr. David Howell, solicitor, of OraigydoD, Aberdovey, at the age of 74. Mr. Howell, who has been been staying at Llandudno, where his death took place rather suddenly, was admitted as a solicitor in 1815, j and practised at Machynlleth. He held a number of public appointments. In 1857 he was appointed secretary to the then to be constructed Newtowu and Machynlleth Railway Company, in the work of which he was associated with the late Mr. David Davies, who held the contract for the line. The line was opened on January 3rd. 13G3, and in the following vear was amal- gamated with the Oswestry, Ellesmere, and Whitchurch, and the Oswestry and Newtown Companies, and formed into the present Cambrian Railways Company. Mr. Howell was presented with a magnificent testimonial on the completion of the work. He was possessed of considerable landed property in Montgomery- shire and Merionethshire, and was a proprietor in the Ocean Collieries and Barry Dock and Railway Company. He leaves a widow and four sons and threw daughters.
AMLWCH. SAILORS' REST.—This institution r.a? been presented with a framed colour painting of the schooner Eilian," by the master (Captain Griffith). The vessel is represented flying the Bethel flag, which was the gift of Mr. R. Morgan, of the Sailors' Rest. It is worthy of note that the hoisting of this flag by Captain Griffith, of the "Eilian," in the harbour of Carnarvon, sug- gested the founding of the Carnarvon Rest. THE ENGLISH WESLEYAN new trustees ha.ve determined to raise a special fund with a view to placing their finances on a sound basis. A debt exists on the current expenses and the chapel requires painting and repairing. Towards these needful repairs a considerable portion of the required amount has already been promised, greatly to the satisfaction of the chapel stewards, Mr. R. Williams (London House) and Captain Maclean, and the energetic minister, to whose efforts these pleasing results are almost entirely due. MARRIAGE OF MISS S. E. MOSTYN.—The nuptials of Miss Sarah Eila Mostyn, eldest daughter of Rev. J. Mostyn, Lite pastor of Stoke Green Baptist Chapel, Ipswich, and now living on the Loudon-roid, with Mr. Charles Herbert Smith, LL.D., barrist-T-at-law, Gray's Inn, were celebrated in St. Mary Stoke Church, Ipswich, on Wednesday, 13th inst., in the presence of a large congregation. The officiating clergy were the Rev. Hugh Owen, Bradfield Rectory, North Walsham, and the Rev. P. G. Bulstrode, son of the Canon Bulstrode, rector of St. Mary Stoke. The bride was given away by her father, while Mr. H. Drysdafe Woodcock, barrister, Middle Temple, act-d as best man to the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Ada Mostyn, sister of the bride, Miss Isabella Smith, of York, siste to the bridegroom, and the Misses Lilian. Emma, and Laura Cowell, cousins of the bride. The bride was attired in a costume of white faille fraacaise with a front of embroidered chiffon she wore a diamond bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom, and a diamond ring, the gift of her aister and brothers. The bridesmaids' dresses were of green muslin delaine, trimmed with green velvet, tke hats being of tallcy rush, trimmed with green crepe. After the cere- mony, Mr. and Mrs. Mostyn held an At home," to which over 30 guests were invited, and during the afternoon the happy couple left for the Channel Islands. The father of the bride is a native of Amlwch. Before leaving that town for the ministry, 31 years ago, he was engaged in the law with the late Mr. George Bradley Roose, solicitor. The reverend gentleman was pastor of the Baptist Church at Newtown, Mon., from 1834 to 1633, whence he returned to Ipswich.
CRICCIETH. HINTS FOR HOLIDAYS. — N. L." writes to tha H'umaji- as follows :-At Criccieth, pl'.aty of invigorating sea and mountain air can always be had, while one is never tired of feasting the eyes on the beauties of nature. Owing to the demand for rooms of late, many good houses have been built for the accommodation of visitors. Nearly all are kept by a superior class, ■who do all they can to make their lodgers com- fortable. There are first-rate shops in the only street the place can boast of. The beach, which is about ten minutes' walk from the station, is very good for bathing, and on the right side of the Castle hill there are several machines. Much boatiDg is indulged in (rowing, canoeing, and sailing), as the bay is perfectly safe. The neighbourhood abounds in good streams for angling. Excursions can be made to placas of interest, such as ttte Black Rock Caves, Port- madoc, and various other places. The scenery is very be lutiful. The view of the Cardigan Bay and the '■ le*,>nethshire mountains on a summer's day i- one not easily forgotten. The sea, with its lovely blue shade, while here and there a boat is se-n and the hills, tinted with exquisite colours, serve es a lovely background to the white stones of llarlech Castle. The caftle is situated on a hill near the sea, and is supposed to have been built by Edward 1. It is now almost in ruins. Criccieth has rot yet been spoilt by excursions, niggers, or banfis and is quite the plnce f 'r who have old frocks to wear out -:1 want nothing but picturesque scenery, c < A mountain air, and healthy out- door amus. c :iK
DOLGELLEY. i LOCAL BOARD. MONDAY, AUGUST ISTH.-Present: Messrs. H. Lloyd Williams (chairman), John Edwards, I saddler; J. Meyrick Jones. R. Nanney Williams, Richard Richards, carrier; R. Barnett (acting clerk), and W. Jones (inspector). IMPROVEMENTS OF DRAINS, The assistant surveyor pIr. William Jones) produced rn estimate of the cost of laying new pipes in the drain from Penarlag. The board expressed disatisfaction at the fact that so much refuse was allowed to flow into the river, but the matter was adjourned. THE NAMING OF THE STREETS. A pattern name-board for the streets was | brought before the board, and it was pointed out that about fifty of these would be required. MR RICHARDS AND HIS OTHKR WALL. Mr. R. Richards produced a plan of the wall built by him near English-terrace. There being no scale of measurements on the plan, showing the height of the wall, the matter was adjaurned so that Mr. Richards might have time to supply the deficiency. WEIGHING MACHINES. i The Clerk said that there was a sum of ten shillings due to the board a? rent of the ground upon which the two weighing machines stood. —Mr. W. Jones pointed out that the turnpike trust had now placed the machines in the care of the local board, and he was of opinion that they should be taken away, for they were dangerous to traffic as well as inaccurate.—Mr. R. Nanuey Williams, on the contrary, thought the machines were very useful, and Mr. W. -Tones remarked that if such was the case the j board should be paid for the ground they stood upon.—The matter was adjourned to the next meeting of the board. ENCLOSING A DRAIN. I A letter was read from Mr Thomas Parry. relieving officer (and agent fur Mr. J. Walker, Cor wen) calling upon the board to put up a fence along the drain that ran through Bryn- l hyfryd fields. A horse belonging to the tenant recently fell into the drain.—The consideration, of the matter was deferred to the next meeting. NJBW PAVEMKNT. Mr. W. Jones reported that the owners of pro- i perty in Peuucha'rdre contributed towards the expense of making new parapets fo- the streets. The board was advised that their expenditure in connection with the work wuuld be refunded by the County Council, and upon learning this the surveyor was instructed to engage an addi- tional man for the work. --It was 'reported that Mr. J. Meyrick Jones had afforded other owners i ot property good example by contributing towards the expense of these new parapets and improvements. THE SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. The survevor produced a plan showing what" he advised should be done with the refuse heaps of the slaughter-house.—Mr. R. Nanney Wil- liams objected all the ground that the place was outside the district of the board.—The surveyor said the spot indicated was just on the boundary ot their district, and that, there was a danger of the rural authority prohibiting the board from having the refuse conveyed out of their district. -It was agreed that the surveyor should carry out the proposed improvements at a cost not exceeding E4.
BEAUMARIS. A GRAND BAZAAR.—On Tuesday and WoJ- nesday a grand and very successful bazaar was held in Beaumaris Castle, by the kind permission of Sir R. Wiliiams-Bulkeley, Bart., in aid of the funds for the alterations -at Llanfae3 Church. Amongst those who took an active interest in tha event were Lady Magdalen Bulkeley, Lady Ramsay, Airs. Hampton Lewis, Miss Pritchard, Brytihyfryd; Mrs. Chadwick, Haulfre; Mrs. Kyuin, Miss Laurie, and Mrs. Huk. A band (under the leadership of Mr. McKelwee) played during the two days, and on the first day the "Ciio" fife and drum band were in attendance. THE SEASON.— There has been a large influx of visitors to the town during the past week— m ):e than has been known for several years. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Tuesday, before Dr. J. Roberts and H. Thomas, Esq.—Robert Jones, Suilots Return, was summoned by P.S. Thomas Jones for selling whisky which, according to the analyst's certificate, was 3rl under-proof.—Mr. W. Thornton appeared for the defendant. The informant deposed that on the 5th June last he went to tho defendant's house to purchase some whisky, when defendant's wife produced a quart bottle. Witness said he would take 2.s. worth, which he gnve in a bottle. When witness told her that lie wanted it to be analysed, she got a jar and was going to serve him out of tliar. Witness declined, tfhe v/auted the whisky back as she did not know how it was, as her daughter had made it up when she (Mrs. Jones) was laid up.—Mr. Thornton Jones contended that as the officer had been offered whnky from the iar and refused, and having reference to the statement made by Mrs. Jones that she did not know how the whisky in the bottle was as it had been made up by the daughter, there was no offence committed, no selling to the prejudice of the purchaser.—The bench, after some consideration, dismissed the case. -On the same day, bef ore Colonel Himpton Lewis, William Massey, Esq., and H. II. Poole, EUj., one John Hughes was summoned by P.3. Thomas Jones for being disorderly in llos-aary- lane. and was fined 2?. M.—Captain Henry Griffith, of the steamer Galatea," was sum- in uned by Robert one of the Penmon pilots, for not employing a pilot while the steamer had .passeu^ers within the Beaumaris pilotage district. The offence was admitted, and the defendant was tined £ 3 5s fid. including pilotage and costs.—Captain James Dodd. of the steamer ''Hercules," charged with a similar offence, had to pay altogether £ 3 9s. Gel.
DENBIGH. GRAND Cove.— A grand concert was given at the Dr.il Hall on Friday night, the artistes being Madame Edith Wynne. Madame Aanie Williams, Mr. Dyfed Lewis, Mr. 0-Lvid Hughes, and Ap Tommas, the celebrated haroist, Mr. Parry. Llanrwst, was the accompanist, There wa3 a crowded attendance, find ti'-e concert ,0 most -successful. TOWN C?UI;?:L MEETING. — The NR-NT^y meeting •?: • council was held on Tuesday, there being pr -sent the Mayor (Mr. T. Wil- liams), Councillors R. H. Roberts, W. D. W. Griffith, David Jones, J. T. Hughes, R. Owen, W. Keepfer, T. Wynne Edwards, llollz Jones. J>hn -!nn Lloyd, and -John Jones, Mr. J. Parry Ctov/n clerk), Dr. Griffith Roberts (medical oi'de^r), Vr John Davies (surveyor), &c.-The deputation appointed to vvtit upon Mr. Wood, Chester, with regard to the ra.iway arrangements, reported that they had made several suggestions to Mr Wood whiei! he promised to lay before in a directors, but uo further reply had been received —Mr. Thoma ssid he was disappointed." 3Ir' Wood told the deputation that the rc.wLy Company studied the interests of hunting and shooting parties, t',lt he. the speaker, thought'V was high time the company paid some a.tten:i _zi to the interest c the farmers and trad^tEen. lie would move at the next meeting ther a petition be sent from the district to the directors. -Subaequently, a telegratn was rooived from Mr. Wood to the effect that the 'pe-tion fcad been deferred for consideration.—The Uedical Officer submitted his usual repr.ri.— I Tba Town Clerk said he had written t > the sudit,ors with reference to auditing the borough •SfiO'-BltS !-¡t the «nuing March 25th last. and they replied that they had had no communi- cation with the accountant as to the audit.-It was decided that the accountant should be asked to have the accounts audited as soon as possible.—A long discussion ensued with regard to the plans for the new Conservative Club. The Surveyor reported that he had no practical objec- tion to them, and upon this Mr. Boaz Jones proposed, and Mr. Keepfer seconded, their adoption.—Mr. R. II. Roberts pointed out that the promoters of the club had not yet entered into an agreement with the council for the purchase of the land. and he thought that should be done before the plans were approved. —Mr. Wynne Edwards contended that the council had nothing to do with agreements, but were bound to approve of plans if they were in I conformity withthe bye-laws.—Mr.R. H.Roberts said that they would encroach on corporation property unless the agreement was signed. He contended that the plans were not in conformity with the bye-laws because they proposed to build on land belonging to the corporation. He proposed that the plans be not approved of till the agreement was entered into.—Mr. Griffith said that no objection was made to the plans, and in that case he failed to see how anyone could move that they be not passed.—Mr. David Jones agreed, and said if the Conservative Club encroached the surveyor should inform the town clerk, and he could call a special meeting.—The Surveyor said the plans were an encroachment. —Mr. David Jones thought that was a most unsatisfactory answer. To say that the plans were in conformity with the bye-laws and then that they were an encroachment was a false- hood!— The Surveyor said he did not know before that the agreement was not signed.—The Town Clerk thought the surveyor must have known that the agreement was not signed till he had agreed with the architect as to the width of the road.—Mr. Wynne Edwards said he had heard Mr. R. II. Roberts whisper across the table that the plans were a gross breach of faith. Tliat remark was untrue and uncalled-for, and he thought Mr. Roberts should withdraw.— Mr. R. II. Roberts declined, and said it was a gross breach of faith to the rate- payers all Mr. Wynne Edwards' part to try and get those plans passed.—The Surveyor ex- plained that there was a dispute between him and the architect as to what the width of the roai was to be.—Mr. David Jones thought that altered the case. The surveyor should have informed the council of it.-The Surveyor said the Mayor and Mr. R. H. Roberts knew of it.— Mr. Jones said Mr, Roberts was no doubt a very important factor, but he had no more right to be informed of things than any other member. —Mr: Boaz Jones said that under the circum- stances he would withdraw his resolution approving the plans.—Mr. Wynne Edwards Then, I propose it.—Mr. Keepfer seconded.— After further discussion Mr. Roberts's amend- ment was ruled out of order and the resolution was, on going to the vote, lost. The plam are therefore deferred for a month. — Mr. Wynne Edwards said it was the use to which the club was to be put that drew forth this opposition. The only course for the promoters of the club would be to apply for a mandamus.—Mr. David Jones disclaimed that he was influenced by poli- tical motives, and Mr. Edwards withdrew the remark.
FESTINIOG. LKCTURE.-The eminent American Welshman, Rev. Prof. T. Edwards, delivered an able and instructive lecture on elocution, last Monday evening, to a large and appreciative audience. Mr. Robert Owen, of the New Slate Company's Works, presided. The rev. gentleman also preached at Salem and Brynbowydd. VISITORS are numerous just at present in Llan, Festiniog, 'so numerous, it is said, that considerable numbers are obliged to pass through from want of sufficient accommodation in the way of lodging-houses. LIBERAL MEETINGS.—On Tuesday i evening, the Liberals of Maentwrog and district hwld a meeting in Upper Maeutwrog, there being also present Messrs. Andreu Roberts and IL 0. Jones, solicitors, Blaenau. The preparations for the forthcoming revision courts were duly received, and considered satisfactory. The following gentlemen were appointed officers for the ensuing yearMessrs. Thomas Roberts, Min- ffordd-terrace, president; John B. Williams, Bronhyfryd, secretary; Hugh Jones (.late of Tynant), treasurer; and as representatives on the County Liberal Council, the Rev. W. Wil- liams, Cauycoed; and Messrs William Jones, Llwynypia, and Pierce Jones, Cynfal Fawr, were chosen. The utmost unanimity and enthusiasm prevailed.——At a meeting of the Liberals of Pourcrosses district, Blaenau Festin- iog, held on Friday evening, the follow- iDg resolution was unanimously passed respecting the action taken by the executive of the North Walp.) Liberal Federation in regard to disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales:—"That this meeting heartily approves °.* conduct of the executive committee ot me rnorth Wales Liberal Federation with regard TO the disestablishment of the Church of I Eng^anu in Wales, and congratulates the metnDers 01 the committee on the success which they attained by their efforts in this matter, And this meeting expresses its warmest thau!;s to those gentlemen who formed the deputation to meet the Welsh members of Parliament ard the executive of the National Liberal Federation in London." The chair was taken by Mr. R. 0. Jones, solicitor; and an address was delivered by the Rev. T. J. V/heldon, B.A. Band CONCERT. On Thursday evening, in the Market Hall, the Festiniog Brass Band hold I a successful concert, which was presided over j by Mr. Thomas R. Jones. Board School. Parts were taken in tbo proceedings by Messrs. D. Morris, Peter Williams, William Price, William Pr'c Price Roberts,all of 1'rawsfynyad; W.J. Lloyd, Highgate; and Ellis M.Roberts, Parvor House.' The band, among other pieces, gave a highly icti'factory rendition of the "Forest Queen," the Llanberis competitive test piece. icti'factory rendition of the "Forest Queen," the Llanberis competitive test jiiece. NUPTIALS.—The first wedding ceremony celebrated in the Calfaria Baptist Chapel took place last week, the happy pair being Mr. G. W. Humphreys, Market-square, and Miss Ann Jones, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Jonathan Jones. The bride and bridegroom were presented with a very handsome ^family Bible by the church. SUCCESS OF A STUDENT OF MUSIC.—The 1 tollowing are some of tItt. examiner's notes upon he recent examination underwentjby Mr. E. D. Lloyd, who is studying at the Royal Academy of Music:—The organ Has made a very promising st:irt." Harmony and composition: Excellent student is making goid progress." Sight singing Very satisfactory." QUARUYMKN AND THKIR WAGES.—On Thurs- day evening, at the Assembly-rooms, Blaenau, a workmen's meeting was held, convened by the genejal committee appointed some time ago in connection with the wages question. :Mr. Richard Griffith, High-street, presided, and i explained the objects of the meeting. The com- mittee wished to place before the workmen all that was done in connection with the proposed conference, respecting which circulars had been addressed to every quarry in North Wales. To these circular letters four quarries only had replied, expressing their readiness to co- operate at the time, but all the replies received were unanimous in their ap- proval of the proposed movement. No reply was received from tne Diuorwic Quarry, and the Penrhyn Quarry workmen could not agree on the question, It was evident that the I chief drawback was a lack of co-operation and understanding between the quarrymen.—Mr. Owen Williams, Market-square, also spoke on the value of union ar.d unity of action, but did not advocate the claims of any of the unions already in existence. Among other matters touched upon. he mentioned the eight hours movement, and said that if this had been in operation during the past twelve months two millions and a half more workmen would have been required in order to meet the demands upon trade and labour. — Mr, W. Kyffin Roberts, P^rtmadoc, said the quarrymen of North Wales were blind to their own interests, for the presence of a strong and good union amongst them would mean five shillings ft week more wages to the average workman. The quarrymen had gone astray, in respect to a union, seven years ago, but he was glad to find that the workmen of Bethesda were beginning to get back to the good old way. — Mr. Robert Jones. Trawsfynydd, moved, and -N.-r. Morris Thomas, Maenofferen, seconded, that the President of the North Wales Quarrymen's Union be requested to calfa con- ference of representatives from every quarry in North Wales.—An amendment was moved to the affect that the opinions of the men be first of all taken in every quarry that is in favour of an union as to the most desirable nature and forma- tion of the organisation they wonid favour. This was agreed to by a great majority, every quarry to conduct their own canvass.
HOLYHEAD. INDUCTION Saiiyicas.—The services in con- nection with thy recognition of the Rev. R. P. Williams, iu succession to the Rev. H. M. Hughes, now of Grove-street, Liverpool, as pastor of the Old Tabernacle (I.), took place on Wednesday and Thursday last, when part was taken in the proceedings by the Rev. J. Hughes Parry, Armenia v. Thomas, B.A., Poole, Dorset; 0. L. Roberts, Cartbays, Cardiff. The gathering was presided over by the Rev. E. Cynffig Davies, B.A., Menai Bridge, who spoke of the good work accomplished by Mr. Wukams at Ebenezar, Carnarvonshire, and his earnest and successful efforts there during his long pastorate. Words of a cheering and helpful nature were spoken to pastor and flock by the Revs. J. Thomas, D.D., Liverpool; E. W. Griffith, Bethel, Carnar- vonshire Owen Hughes, Holyhead; R. o. Jones, Pentraeth; 0. L. Roberts. Carthays, Car- diff Richard Lloyd, Kingsland, Holyhead; 0. )1. Jenkins, B.D., Llangefni; and E. James, Nevin. The Rev. 0. R. Owen, Holyhead, closed the meeting with prayer. The meetings were largely attended and much enjoyed. WEEKLY HALF-HOHDAY.—A meeting of the shop assistants was held in the Coffee House, at 8.3D p.m., on Wednesday, to discuss the want of a weekly half-holiday in this town. A large number of assistants and apprentices attended. Mr. H agues, Golden Eagle Establishment, was voted to the chair, and explained the object of the gathering. After some discussion as to the best method to accomplish the object in view it was agreed to ask Messrs. S. J. Griffith (chairman of the local board) and David Jones (Victoria House) to approach the shopkeepers on the matter. It was also resolved to ask the employes to com- mence closiug on the first Tuesday in Septem- ber. The utmost good feeling and moderation characterised the proceedings throughout. SAD DROWNING FATAL ITS-.—A sad drowning fatality took place on Tuesday morning off this port. As the Greeuore boat Isabella" was nearing the South Stack Light, a man named Hugh 0 Neill, of County Armagh, who was sitting on a coil of rope on deck, fell overboard. The vessel was immediately stopped, and a boat, manned by the second mate and four men, was lowered, but their search, which continued for about twenty minutes, proved fruitless. The deceased was 27 years of age. and was in company of his brother, both of them going out to America. Doubts are entertained as to whether the deceased fell overboard or com- mitted suicide. PRIMROSE LEAGOE.—OII Thursday, 14th inst., the St. Cybi's Habitation held a bazaar at the Town Hall. In consequence of the absence from town of the Ruling Councillor (Colonel Marshall) the formal opening of the bazaar was dispensed with. There were two stalls con- taining useful and faiicy articles, and the sales ejected were good. These stalls were very efficiently presided over by the following ladies: —Mrs. Cay (Eden House), assisted by Mrs. Grant (The Park), aud Miss C.iy Mrs. Corbet, (Newry Fawr), assisted by her sister, Mis. lieede, with whom were the Misses Be-iumont (Plas Hytryd), and the Misses Lewis (Mount Paris). The refreshment stall was under the able management of the Misses Davies', visitors at Eden House. At the flower ittit were the Misses Hough t on and Cay, :md the fish pond was super- intended by Miss Mabel Cay, whilst at the post- office were Mr. and Miss Houghton, performing the work allotted them in a very satisfactory way. Punch and Judy have not vet lost their attractious for the public, and this exhibition was entrusted to Messrs. George Rendall and D. Varian, whose show caused much amusement. The bazaar was patronised by a large number of the elite of the towu aud vicinity, and proved quite a success. VISITORS,—J. Williams writes: It is very pleasing to note that tbo) favourable returns of the medical officer of health respecting Holy- head as a resort are bearing fruit. Visitors have beeu very plentful in the town and the neighbour- hood, and lodging-house keepers have been reaping a good harvest." THE NAVAL MANCEUVRHS.—About 10.30 a.m. on Mondav morning one of the fleet was observed off this port. She belonged to Class C, and was supposed to be the Calypso," one of the ships of the enemy. In passing, she hoisted her number, but as in the case of war the numbers should not correspond with the shipping list. Nothing else has been seen of the manoeuvring fleet, although a very vigilant look-out has been kept all along the coast. SPECIAL POLICE COURT.—On Monday, before Thomas Owen, Esq., R.N., P.C. Lewis Jones (8) charged Evan Jones and Edward Burke, tramps, with begging. Jones was discharged with a caution, and Burke was imprisoned for one day. THE SAILING CLUB.—A match in connection with this club took place on Saturday. A strong wind from the south-west was blowing and there was a nasty sea on at the time, so that the smaller craft had no chance whatever. The following were the results :-1, Nelson, Captain Cay, R.N.; 2. Wanderer, Captain G. Dodson 3, Mystery, Mr. Frank Dant 4, Captain Green o\ Mona, Mr. L. Manning; G, Swift, Captain Kendall. SALVATION ARMY.—The Holyhead corps were visited at the commencement of the present we.ek by Major and Mrg. Evan*, formerly of the Welsh Trainicg Home, and Captain Jones (Cymro Liawen), who opened the corps at Holyhead. They were accompanied by Staff- Captain Griffith, a Welshman resident, in Canada, and Lieut. Clemens. The addresses and singing were considered excellent. A GRAND CONCERT of a miscellaneous character was held in the Town Hall on Monday evening, and was well attended. The following distinguished artistes took part :— Madame Edith Wynne, Madame Annie Williams, Mr. Dyfed Lewis, and Mr. David Hughes' together with Ap Tommas, the celebrated harpist. AN UNKNOWN ROCK NEAR HOLYHEAD.—The Board of Trade inquiry at Liverpool into the circumstances of the loss of the steamer "Gulf of St. Vincent," on the 19th July, by striking an un- known rock near Holyhead, took place last week. evidence was given to the effect that the steamer was pursuing a well recognised course at the time, and that pilots and others had for years past been in the habit of passing along in the locality. One witness said that he must fre- quently have taken ships so near to the unsus- pected danger as to scrape the barnacles off their bottoms. Mr. Pax'on, who appeared for the Board of Trade, handed in the questions on which the opinion of the court was desired, and said he did not suggest that the court should deal with the certificate of the master. It was important, however, that the court should state whether in their opinion the position of the rock was now exactly ascertained, as otherwise the Admiralty must order a survey. Judgment was given on Friday. The court exonerated the master, the pilot, and all the officers from any blame in the matter. They were pursuing a course marked down in the chart, aud hitheito universally regarded as safe, and they took all, proper precautions to avoid all the dangers universally regarded as safe, and they took all, proper precautions to avoid all the dangers hitherto known. After carefully weighing he whole of the evidence, the court I vas of opinion that the rock was more to the veatward, and in view of this and the large imount of tonnage navigating these waters, the ;ourt would recommend that a more complete ind careful survey should be made, in order to fix the position of the rock without the shadow of a doubt. Considering, also, that rocks had been found in this locality during the last few years, the court was of opinion that a careful survey of the passage inside the Skerries should be made.—Mr. Ilill, upon this finding, asked that the Board of Trade should be ordered to pay the costs of the master, on the ground that there had been no reason for the inquiry. The master was acquitted of blame, and the facts, other than those in the possession of the Board of Trade before the inquiry, could have been ascertained in another way.—Mr. Paxton opposed the ap- plication, but said he would consent to a recom- mendation that the Board of Trade should pay the costs of the witnesses called on behalf of the master, on the ground that they had afforded information valuable to the court.-After some discussion this was agreed to.
LLaNDODNO. INSPECTION OF THE LIFEBOAT.—The in- spection of the crew of the Sunlight lifeboat, which is stationed at Llandudno, took place on Tuesday, the boat being launched in a heavy sea. She was in charge of Mr Richard Jones, coxswain, and Mr. Richard Thomas, second coxswain. Mr. G. F. Felton, the energetic honorary secretary of the Great Orme branch of lifeboats, was also on board and regulated all the proceedings. The pierhead was crowded with visitors. The crew gave several illustrations of practical work in saving life by heaving the line, Subsequently. the boat was anchored off the pierhead, when the contests took place. For being the best expert at heaving the line, John Hughes won the prize. For being the best scull, the medal was awarded to Henry Jones. There was some excitement at seeing a few of the crew throw themselves—clothes, cork waist- coats. and all into the water, but that was soon ascertained to be a swimming contest, the first prize for which was awarded to T. Parry, and the second to Joseph Jones. Other matches had to be put off owing to the disturbed state of the bay. THE NAVAL ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS.— This battery of the Liverpool Brigade, under the command of Lieutenant Harrison, bad a church parade on Sunday, at Christ Church, the Rev. J. Morgan, B.A., being the preacher. Surgeon- Major R. Arthur Prichard (Conway), Carnarvon- shire and Flintshire Rifle Volunteers, attended as honorary surgeon.
LOCAL NOTES. It is generally conceded that it was a mis- take to bring forward the" trippers" question before the Board of Commissioners in public. People from any part of the kingdom, if they so like,can arrange with railway companies to visit this charming spot, and have a day's outing. Trippers," this year, have been very helpful to Llandudno tradesmen. With the rainy August, the place was in a fair way of being boycotted, but the one day visitor came and added life to the community. It is said that the trippers are doing harm to Llandudno, and keeping away the best class of people. But who are those people ? They have not the courage to make their complaints public under their own names. We have had music and music this week on the promenade. It is well-known that Mons Riviere has no rival whatever in our musical doings, and that the parade band has been squashed. However, the Commissioners, cer- tainly not in public board, but in one of the full board committees, gave permission to a vocal trio, with a harmonium, to perform on the parade. The Llandudno "'boys," who are nothing if not musical—they are the disciples of Mr. Benjamin Williams—disapprove of the parade music, and nightly a band of Welshmen entertdin us to a hymnal concert, and drawing thousands of people around them. It was somewhat amusing to witness the leader of the Welsh hymn-singers being offered a penny in the way of a donation by a well- iutentioned lady who said, [ admire your sing- ing very much, and hope I shall hear more of it," at the same time placing a penny in the leader's hand. lIe replied that he did not lead or sing for pennies, but to show the English that they, as Welsh people at Llandudno, could well supply good music and show others what good singing was like.
PWLLHELI BOARD OF GUARDIANS- AUGUST 20TH,—Present: Mr. J. T. Jones (chairman), Mr. William Roberts and Mr. R. W. Griffith (vice-chairmen), Messrs. John Roberts, J. F. Roberts, Richard Williams, Griffith Hughes, J. W. Davies, Evan Parry, H. E. Williams, W. Jone9, Llanystumdwy R. G. Thomas, J. Jones, Llanfihangel Bachellaeth D. Jones. Aberdaron William Williams, Edeyrn; R. J. Evans, J. Griffith, Abererch J. Morris, H. Griffith, W. Jonas, W. Humphreys, J. P. Jones, R. Jones, T. Owen, R. Evans, J. Jones, Penllech Mr. R. B. Jones and Mr. J. 0. Jones (assistant clerks). AN UNUSUAL APPLICATION. A person from Llannor asked for medical re- lief for his family, and, in reply to the chairman, said that he earned 18s. a week.—The Chairman told him such a relief could not be given, and that such an application was most unusual. THE MONTHLY STATEMENTS. An improvement was reported in the sending in of monthly statements. ORDNANCE MAP. The Chairman spoke in favour of procuring ordnance maps of the whole union, and showed how serviceable they would be for the assess- ment committee.—Mr. R. W. Griffith said the maps were very accurate,-all fields and even some trees being marked thereon. He proposed, and Mr. J. F. Roberts seconded, that the maps be procured.—Mr. Thomas Owen moved that each parish should be requested to buy a map for its own use.—The amendment not being seconded, the resolution was passed.—Mr. Evan Parry proposed that if any persons other than the guardians wanted to see the maps, a charge should be made; but the proposal was not adopted. NEW AND OLD FORMS. In reply to the board, the asylum authorities had written respecting the recent rafusal to admit a certain lunatic, that the form of application for admission was made under the old law, and therefore could not be accepted. There were penalties if the new law and the new form were not used in these cases.-The relieving officer said that he had had nothing to do with the filling up of the form in the present case.—The matter was adjourned. DECREASE OF OUT-RELIEF. The Chairman said that the amount of relief for paupers last year was about i'11,000, but this year it was £9000.
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