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DOLGELLEY. WESLEYAN LITERARY SOCIETY. The members of the society in good num- ber, assembled on Friday evening, February 26th, and partook of a 'Meat Tea' prepared in a most creditable manner, under the su- pervision of a ladies' committee, consisting of Mrs. Williams and Miss Evans, Maes-y- ffynnon Miss Jones, Mjfcnt Pleasant, and Miss C. Barnett, Tan-y-flybnon. A meeting followed, the Rev. & P, Jones presiding, Stirring addresses wer<s ftiade by Messrs. C, William^ tj&erynwch; W. Williams, Maes- y-ffynnon Lewis Lloyd, Upperfield Street, and John Barnett, Tan-y-flynnon. Musical contributions at intervals were given by Miss E. A. Pugh and party, and excellent recitations by Miss Evans, Maes-y-ffynnon, and Mr. D. J. Lewis, Plascoch. A very en- joyable evening was spent. PRESENTATION. On Thursday evening, at a., public meeting in the Wesleyan chapel, Mr. Jehn Lloyd, solicitor (now of Towyn), was the recipient; of a handsome office^ desk' of the Cutler's patent, in walnut, suitably inscribed upon, as a small token of their acknowledgment of his valuable service to the cause, especially in connection with the church music. Rev. S. Parry Jones presided., Complimentary speeches were made by the"chairiman, Messrs. W. Williams, Maes-y-ffynnon; Tom Parry, Fron Aran; Lewis Williams, Penrhyn House; R. Barnett, and Mr. 0. O. Roberts, Board School. The presentation, on the request of the committee, was made by Mr. Williams, Maes-y-nynnoB, in choice terms, and Mr. W. D. Pugh (horn, sec.) handed also a list of the subscribers, &c The desk was supplied by Mr. T. H. Roberts, Parliament House. A vote of thanks to the officers of the com- mittee, and tohcollectors, moved by Mr. Williams, Maes-y-ffynnon, and seconded by Mr. J. Williams, closed a successful meeting. THE CRICKET CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual general meeting of members was held on Friday evening, Mr. C. E. J. i Owen, Hengwrt U chat' in the chair. The hon. secretary (Mr. Furlong), submitted his annual statement of accounts duly audited by Mr. D. Owen, showing a balance of Ril 3s. Id. in the treasurer's hands. The secre- tary explained that the committee had voted a sum of £5 towards repairing the house in the Bowling Green, and that a substantial addition was being made to the pavilion.—The following officials for the en- suing year were then elected :-President, Mr. J. Vaughan, Nannau; vice-presidents, Messrs. Leigh Taylor, C. R. Williams, Capt. Bailey, R. E. Lloyd Richards, Munro Ed- wards. Captain, Mr. C. E. Jones Owen. Vice-captain, Mr. T. H. Roberts. Hon. Treasurer, Mr. R. H. Lloyd (National Pro- vincial Bank). Hon. Sec., Mr. J. R. S. Furlong. Committee of management, Messrs. David Owe%R. Jones Griffith, E. C. Owen, Ellis Edwards, Dr. Griffith, Dr. Richards, G. W. Kinman, E. Williams, and J. E. Jones.—A vote of thanks to Mr. Vaugban, the president, was passed, on the motion of Mr. D. Owen, seconded by Mr. Furlong. A similar vote was also extended to Mr. C. E. J. Owen, the captain, and the other officials. LECTURE. Last Saturday evening, at Bethel (C.M.) chapel, the Rev. Hugh Pugh, Aberffraw, deli- vered an instructive and interesting lecture on 'The Religious Revival of 1859.' The Rev. Parri Huws, B.D., presided. The rev. gentle- man occupied the pulpit at the same chapel on the following Sunday. WESLEYAN LITERARY SOCIETY. The weekly meeting of this society took place last Friday evening, Rev. S Parry Jones presiding. An able paper on Week-day Re- ligion was read by Mrs. Williams, Maes-y- ffynnon, followed by a discussion on the same subject. A vote of thanks to Mrs. Williams for her excellent contribution closed the pro- ceedings. SOCIAL GATHERING. Last Wednesday afternoon, the Sunday School Teachers, Scholars, and members of the Band of Hope at Bethel Chapel, held their annual tea meeting, when a large number sat down at the tables. In the evening, a compe- titive meeting was held presided over by Mr. R. Mills. Mr. O. O. Roborts, Board School, acted as Musical Adjudicator. PROPERTY SALES. The Castle Inn' and premises with adjoin- ing shop was privately sold last week to Mrs. H. F. Carpenter, of the Cambrian Brewery, for the sum of £ 1,590.—The Skinner's Arms was also disposed of privately for £ 1,000, the purchaser being Mr. Ellis Evans, the present tenant. It is rumoured that other licensed premises will shortly be in the market. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS. The seventh of the series of these entertain- ments was held at the Public rooms on Friday evening last. Mr. R. Wynne Williams, J.P., presided over a good attendance. The follow- ing programme which was creditably rendered throughout, was gone through Pianoforte Duett. Song Miss Wynnie Jones. Song Mr. C. E. Wordsworth Recitation Miss Lloyd. Violin Solo Miss Nesta Wyn Edwards. Song Miss Kate Evans. Recitation Mr. Harvey Jones. Song Mr. Edwards, Glasdir. Song Mr. T. S. Fitchard. Song Mr. John Pugh Jones. Song Mr. H. O. Williams. Glee T'is the last rose of summer' Miss Maggie Jones and Party. God save the Queen. The accompanists were, Mr. M. W. Griffith, Mus. Bac., Miss Blodwen Williams, and Mr. John Roberts. PLOUGHING MATCH. The first ploughing match under the iuspices of the Dalgelley and District Ploughing Associa- tion took place last Wednesday in a field close to Penmaenpool Station. The weather was exceedingly unfavourable, but nevertheless, the attendance was considered satisfactory. The judges were :— Ploughing, Mr. Henry Davies, Tyfos, Cor- wen Mr. R. Hughes, Rhosigor, Talsarnau; Mr. Evan Jones, Gwynfynydd Trawsfynydd. Turnouts, Mr. W. H. Davies, Bala. The following were the prize winners. CLASS I (open).-Igt. prize of £5 divided be- tween Mr. R. Williams, Pantmawr, Trawsfyn ydd, and Cadwaladr Jones, Tvddynymerched, Trawsfynydd. CLASS II (limited to competitors residing with 10 miles radius).—1st., John Owen, Tyddyn- mawr, Trawsfynydd; 2nd, John Jones, Hen- gwrtucha, Dolgelley; 3rd, Thomas Rees, Dol- gwartheg,Dolgelley; 4th, divided between W. Pugh, Penycoed, Dolgelley, and G. A. Griffiths, Gwerngwawr, Dolgelley. CLASS III.—For the cleanesb and neatest team on the ground in old harness. 1st., J. Williams, Penycoed, Dolgelley; 2nd, Mr. Owen, Hengwrtucha, Dolgelley. The arrangements were creditably carried out by a committee of which Mr. W. Edwards, Ces- ailywin Mawr, is the president of the year, and Mr. Edward Williams, Clifton House, secre- tary. The competitors in the evening were en- tertained at the Market Hall, and the commit- tee sat to a sumptuous repast at the Skinner's Arms. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS. Friday last, before Mr. R. Wynne Williams, and Mr. J. Meyrick Jones. P.C. Davies, Di- nas, charged Evan Lloyd, Garthbeibio, with having been drunk at Dinas Mawddwy while in charge of a horse and cart. The defendant being an old offender was fined 20s. and costs John Buch a tramp, was charged by the same officer with begging, and sent to prison for 14 days. PETTY SESSIONS. Tuesday, before Messrs. O. Slaney Wynne (presiding), Dr. E. Jones, R. Ll. Richards, Dr. J. E. Jones, R Wynne Williams, Thomas Ed. wards, Francis Jvans: and J. Meyrick Jones. OBSTRUCTING THE PATHWAY. I Griffith Owen, stonemason, was charged by P.C. Breese with having obstructed the path- way on the Railway Bridge by leaving thereon I a cask. t Or the CASE beift^IED, Mr. White, foreman at the gas works explained that the defendant was amongst others employed by them, in the relaving of mains near the Railway Bridge. The'cask was temporarily moved on to the, pathway. It was quite unintentional. The bench dismissed the case on payment of osts, which Mr. White promised to pay. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. William Jones, William Williams, and Wil- liam Roberts, three young men, were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Eldon Square on the 27th ult. The latter defendant was unable to appear, owing to illness, and a medical certificate was produced. Each were fined 5s. and costs. Peter Jones wa,s charged by P C. Morgan with the same offence. The constable stated that he was called to the Stag Inn, and there found the defendant very drunk. He had to use force to ejectl him. He had not been served there with drink. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones (who appeared for de- fendant) expressed his regret, and a fine of 58. and costs was imposed. ALLEGED ILLTREATMENT OF A HORSE. Richard Jones, farm servant at Llwyndu, Mallwyd, was charged by P.C. Davies, Dinas, with having beawn a horse violently and un- necessary. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones defended. P.C. Davies stated that he saw the defendant on the 3rd inst, illtreating a mare, by beating her across the back with a stick. He would be "bout 150 yards distant. When he got up to him, he expressed regret. There were marks on the mare's back. The mare, he was after- wards told, was in foal. For the defence, Griffith Griffith and John Roberts were called, who proved being in com- pany of the defendant at the time. The mare refused her collar in going up hill, and the de- fendant had to give her a lash. No force what- ever was used, and there were no marks. David Evans, the defendant's employer, stated that he saw the mare within half an hour after the occurrence. He was certain there were no marks. Defendant was most kind to animals, and had been in his service for 5 years. The bench having considered, the chairman said they were of opinion that there was not sufficient evidence offered by the prosecution, at the same time the constable had done his duty in bringing the matter forward. The case would be dismissed. THE QUEEN'S LONG REIGN. At the last Urban Council meeting, the con- sideration of the best means of commemorating the Queen's long reign received much atten- tion. Mr. John Edwards, Dr. John Jones, and other members, advocated the erection of a cot- tage hospital. After much discussion, it was decided to request the Mayor to convene a public meeting to fully consider the matter, and to decide on various suggestions.

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