YOUNG PEOPLES MUTUAL IMPROVE- MENT SOCIETY. The nbove society held its weekly meetings on Fri day last. It being an opening meeting of the new year, a coffee supper was held. Hun- dred and thirty partook of a grand supper, which was provided by the ladies of the com- mittee. Following the repast, a miscellaneous entertainment took place. The chair was occu- pied by the president of the society, viz., Alderman Ezra Roberts, in his usual manner. In his opening address, he informed the audience that he had just come from a committee which was called the 'Lighting Committee,' and he (the chairman) was rather uneasy that he should not be in tune for this entertainment. But the only way and the only reisoa he had to leave the committee was, that he had another light- ing committee to attend, which was more precious, viz to enlighten the minds uf the young people of Ruthin. The programme consisted of songs, recitations, &c. DEATH OF MRS. REECE, NANTCLWYD HOUSE. It is our painful duty to record the death of Mrs. Reece, the wife of the Rev J. F. Reece, rector of Llanfwrog, who passed away peace- fully on Sunday morning last The interment took place at Llanfwrog church on Thursday, the 19th inst. The funeral was the largest seen Ruthin for many years-Ftll classes attending Day their last tribute of respect to one who during the time of her residence in the V made herself the friend of all. Among the inhabitants of Llanfwrog, she was especially popular, and this fact was evidenced by the great number of the parishioners who attended the mournful procession to convey her re- mains to their last home. The service at the church was conducted by the Revs. Chancellor Bnlkoley Jones and D. Williams, Llandyrnog. The chief mourners were the Rev. J. F. Reece, Master Wynne Reece, Master Bertram Reece, Mr. J. W. Paynter. Miss Paynter, Mr. and Mrs. Fanning, Mr. E. G. Paynter, Mr. F. Reece, Mr. A. Reece, and Mr. Reece, and among those present were the following:-The Bishop of St. Asaph, the Revs. Thomas Jones (Llanbedr), J. Fisher, Basil Jones, W. Jenkins, Dafydd Jones (I.). R. Lewis (W.), I. James (B.), Alderman Ezra Roberta, Councillors Thomas Williams, E. T Owen, T. J. Roùw. William Jones, G. F. Byford, T. H. Roberts, and Mr. William Lloyd (Town Clerk).
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. An adjourned meeting of the Council was held on Friday last, when there were present, Mr. R. LI. Jones (chairman), Mr. R. W. Roberts (vice-chairman), Messrs. D. Jones (Birmingham House), J. W. Roberts, M. J. Jones. Edward Jones, D. W. Jones, Evan Jones, W. T. Jones, H. Ll. Davies, H. Evans, D. Evans, D. Jones (joiner), and T. R. Dakin (deputy clerk). THE OFFICE OF SURVEYOR, &c. The Council met more especially to consider applications that had come to hand, for the above post. The following were the applicants :-H. E. Rogers, Lytham Robert Roberts, Seacombe John Hughes, Cynwyd; D. R. Roberts, Cor- wen; J. D. Lewis, Portmadoc; Hugh Buckley, Frongoch. After some discussion, as to the method of procedure, the Council decided to take a test vote on the applicants and Mr. D. R. Roberts, Corwen, secured the majority of votes, and subsequently it was resolved to have an inter- view with Mr. Roberts to ascertain more clearly his aptitude for the work required of him. After adopting the Finance Committee's resolution to increase the medical officer's salary to JE20, on condition that this will en- able the Council to obtain a moiety back from the County Council, the meeting was adjourned. At Saturday's meeting, when all the mem- bers were present excepting Mr. Evan Jones, an interview was obtained with Mr. D. R. Ro- berts. After eliciting the necessary information on both sides, it was resolved upon the motion of Mr. Edward Jones, seconded by Mr. H. Evans, that Mr.iRoberts be appointed surveyor, manager of waterworks, and working foreman, at a salary of JE65 per annum. It was resolved uron the motion of Mr. H. Evans, seconded by Mr. H. Ll. Davies, that the appointment be determinable by one month's notice on either side, the notice to date from an ordinary meeting of the Council. It was further decided upon the motion of Mr. W. T. Jones, seconded by Mr. D. Jones (joiner), that in case of illness, the Council pay the surveyor full salary for the first month, half salary for the second month, and that if he still be unable to resume work that the Council be at liberty to engage another man.
I INQUEST. On Friday last, an inquest was held at the County Hall, Bala, by Mr. R. 0. Jones, Deputy Coroner for the county, touching the death of Mrs. Teresa Jones, 21 Tegid street, Bala, who was found dead in bed on Thursday morning, the 12th inst, and whose demis3 caused a pro- found sensation in the town. The following were the Jury sworn, Mr. William Ellis (foreman), Messrs. H. LI. Davies, Evan Williams, D. T. Lewis, Evan Davies, 0, H. Hughes. Samuel Ellis, Owen Richards, H. Evans, M. J. Jones, W. T. Ro. berts, R. Evans, W. M. Owen, and Dr. Williams. In opening the inquiry, the Coroner said the jury had been called together to enquire into the circumstances attending the death of Mrs. Teresa Jones, who appeared to have re- tired to bed about II 15 p.m. on Wednesday evening last, and was found the next morning dead. Evidebce would be submitted, which with the Doctor's testimony would satisfy them all of the cause of death. The Jury then went to view the body and upon their return, the first witness was called. Humphrey Thomas Williams, the Barracks, said. I am in the service of David Jones, the husband of the deceased. I saw Mrs. Jones last alive, about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at her house. There was no one else there then. At 4 p.m. I saw her take tea, with which she par- tooje of black pudding and beef. I saw her also have supper, with which beef only was taken. This was about 10 p.m. I had gone home before she went to bed. I did not hear her complain at all that day. She appeared to be in her usual health. The family seemed on amicable terms on that day. They were not so always. Mr. D. T. Lewis: Was it beef or pork she took for supper that night ? Witness: Beef. Did she eat heartily? Witness: Yes. With tea or coffee ? Witness Coffee, and bread and butter, not potatoes. Inspector Roberts Did she appear more cheerful than usual that night ? Witness I did not notice. David Jones, the husband, said: The body which the jury have just inspected was that of my wife, who was 55 years of age. I saw her last alive about 10 p.m., on Wednesday. I saw her take supper then, but did not observe. what she had for supper and could not say whether meat forced part of it. She appeared to be in glier usual health. She did not complain lately. She was subjcct to fainting, but did not complain, nor did she take medicine lately. She made no complaint on Wednesday. I went to bed about 10 p.m., but cannob say when she went. About 7 25 a.m. next morning, I called her and tried to awake her, but failed to do so. My son found she was dead. Dr. Williams was sent for, and he found that life was extinct. Deceased was busily occupied every day. There was no disagreement in the family. They were I on amicable terms with one another. Deceased was insured in a policy on their joint lives. Replying to the doctor, witness said deceased did not vomit nor give any indication that she was sick. She had had an atta k some time ago of some disorder of the stomach. David Jones, a son, said: I last saw her alive about 11 p m. on Wednesday. She was then seated before the fire. I spoke to her. She did not complain. She went to her bedroom and came down agiin. I then went up to bed, and I believe I heard her go to bed afterwards. This would be about II 15 p.m. She appeared to be in her usual health. -I was at not home all day Wednesday. She did not receive any injury at the hands of any one. My father called me about 7 25 next morning, when I found my mother was dead I weut for the doctor, and he pronounced that she was dead. Mr. William Owen to David Jones, senior: Who was the first to go into the room in the morning? Witness: I was. In what, position did you find the body in bed, were the clothing in the ordinary way, or were there signs of struggling ? Witness She was as natural as if she was Bleeping. In reply to Mr. H. Ll. Davies, witness said it was 7 25 e.m when he got up. He went to deceased's bedroom at once, and tried to awake her, and in reply to Mr. William Ellis, stated that she had inllamation, and a stroke years ago. On Wednesday, she was just the same as usual. She had not been excited at all. Dr. Williams, surgeon, said: I knew de- ceased for many years, and have attended her. I attended her last about a few weeks ago. She was then suffering from disordered stomach and bowels, and was getting medicine. On Thurs- day morning, about 7 45 a.m. I was called to see her, and I went. I found her dead in bed. There were no external marks of violence nor any sign of struggling. She was lying on her left side, with her left arm underneath her head. I examined the stomach, and found a swelling. In my opinion she bad been dead at least 5 or 7 hours. She had been complaining of inflamation of the bowels some years ago, when she had a very sharp attack and was dangerously ill. Coroner You were present when the witness H. T. Williams gave his evidence? Doctor: Yes. Coroner And heard him say what she had taken for tea and supper? Doctor I did. Coroner: Having heard that evidence and taking into consideration your previous know- ledge of her, what was in your opinion the cause of her death? The Doctor As far as I can judge from ex- ternal examination, she had taken too heavy meals, which affecting a not very strong heart caused syncope, i.e. failure of the heart'saction. She must have died very soon after going to bed. Mr. William Ellis How long had she died before you had seen her? Witness Between 6 and 8 hours. Mr. W. Owen In your opinion from what you have seen of the body, was there any sign of foul play ? Witness No. Replying to Mr. D. T. Lewis, the doctor said he had cautioned deceased several times not 'to take heavy meals. She was always liable to some affection of the heart. The fact that her digestive organs were weak, made the heart weaker. The fact that deceased was stout did not bring on syncope, but it might have accelerated it. The Coroner in reviewing the evidence given, said it appeared that deceased had received no harm at any one's hands. From the Doctor's evidence, they had it that her heart was weak. The fact that she took heavy supper rendered it difficult to digest and this impeded the opera- tion ot the heart. No doubt the cause of death was as stated by the doctor. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony, and further upon the motion of Mr. William Ellis, seconded by Mr. Owen Richards, a vote of condolence with the bereaved family was passed.
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BALA. _¡-J-r-J- SUCCESS. We are glad to learn that Mr. George Guest, last week succeeded in obtaining Fit-man's Second Class Certificate in Shortland. Mr. Guest was a pupil o Mr. T. R. Dakin. PENTECOSTAL LEAGUE. On Saturday last, the members of the Bala branch of the Pentecostal League, were enter- tained to tea by Mrs. Thomas, Plasyndre. The guests numbered about 70. The tables were loaded with delicacies of all kinds, and the in- vited thoroughly appreciated the repast. After supper, from a we!l-decked Christmas tree, a suitable present was handed to each member. Subsequently, a sacred concert was held under the presidency of the kind hostess. PRESENTATION. Last week, Miss Jones, Frondderw, was the recipient of a splendid massive silver inkstand and blotting pad, given by the members of her Sunday school class. The presentation was made on behalf of the class by Mr. Edward Dakin. The inkstand bore the following in- scription Presented to Miss Jones, Fron- dderw, by her Sunday school class, January 1899, as a slight token of their esteem and recognition of her 41 years' faithful service.' Miss Jones expressed her sincere thanks to the donors for the handsome gifts. SQCIAL EVENING. On Thursday last, the members of the Christian Endeavour Society at the Indepen- dent chapel, spent a pleasant evening together. The Committee of lady members consisting of Misses. M. H. Evans, L. J. Dakin, and N. Jones kindly undertook to provide the J tea, and this delectable part of the programme was properly appreciated. The deacons of the church with the local preacher,-t, nnd the or- ganist (Mr. 0. H. Hughes had been invited, and with the members formed a company of ever 30. After clearing the tables, a miscel- laneous meeting was held under the presidency of Dr. Williams, when the following programme was gone tltroti-ii Congregational hymn, I Aberystwyth,' by the members. Address by the chairman, in which among other things, he offered a hearty vote of thanks to the ladies for the tea. This was carried with cheers. Com- petition, in answering a number of ques- tions, 1st, Mr. Ivor Evans. Song, Over the Line' Miss Evans, Addresses by the guests, all of whom spoke in commendatory terms of the work of the society. Violin solo by Miss Evans. Competition, 'Extempore speech,' 1st, Mr. J. W. Rowiands. Song, 'The Life Boat' Miss Maggie Jones; Competition, reading an unpunctuated piece, 1st. Mrs. Annie Williams. Hymn, 'Carnarvon,' by a party. Competition, singing a hymn at sight. The chairman offered a prize valuers, to the first and 2s. 6d. to the second. Miss Dakin secured the first, an i Mr. T. Williams, the second prize. The guests kindly undertook the several ad- judications. Messrs. T. R. Dakin, 0. H. Hughes, and Miss Dakin, acted as accompanists. The meeting terminated with a cordial vote of thanks to the chairman for his services.
PETTY SESSIONS. ON Saturday last, before Messrs. Roger Hughes, John Parry, Evan Jones, J. Williams, E. R. Jenkins, and R. Ll. Jones. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. P.C. D. Roberts, summoned William An drews, for being drunk and disorderly in Tegid street, Bala, on the 26th of December, 1898. Defendant did not appear. The Police Constable said that at about 4 20 p.m., on Monday the 26th ult., he saw William Andrew in Tegid street, near Groes Fach. He had his coat off, and challenged to fight. Wit- ness went up to him, and assisted him to put his coat on, telling him to go home. Whilst going home, defendant began shouting, and. wanted to fight. A tine of as. and 9s. costs!was imposed. ASSAULT. William Roberts, of Fotty Ganol, Llandder. fel, charged Richard Roberts, of Llidiarde Bach, Bala, with assaulting him at Bala, on the 24th December, 1898. The complainant said: I saw Richard Ro. berts on the 24th of December, first in the station of Llandderfel, when he asked me for the loan of 6d, lirefusgd to giveit him. I after- wards saw him in the Ship, Bala, about 8 p.m., challenging John Evans to tight him. He said he would take the best man in the house with him. Mr. Carney (the landlord) sent for In- spector Roberts to turn them out. Richard Roberts and John Evans then went out. 'I will take you too, if you like, Will,'defendant said to me, at the same time closing his fists, as he was going out. I did not go out with them. I did not accept the challenge. I went out about five minutes after them to catch the train By the gate of the station yard, Richard Roberts met me, saying, I will kill you, Will, you devil,' and he hit me in my mouth with his fist. I asked him to desist. tie afterwards hit me in my breast. I backed to the little gate near by, he came after me. I kept him back as much as I could, with my stick. He jumped on me, and tumbled me on the ground. Mr. Watkins, Rhiwlasagenc, and Mr. Roberts <Gwrtheyrn), came there and took defendant my back. He hit me afterwards. I Cross-examined: Yon had not been playing rings with John Evans in my presence. I did not hit you tirst, neither did I say that I would split your head open, if you did not go away. Asked as to whether he had any witnesses, complainant said he had, but they were not in court that day. Richard Roberts, the defendant, who elected to give evidence in his own behalf said I live at Llidiarde Bach, I have been working at Tyddyninco, but my master's mother becoming very ill there and dying. I went from there to Llidiarde Bach. On Saturday the 24th of Decem- ber. John Evans and I went to the Ship to play rings. We went to speak about John Jones (Penlan). William Roberts said that his brother had beaten him several times, and I said, I Leave the dead alone, or I will thrash both of you.' William Roberts and I then quarrelled. I went to the station afterwards, to see my late master (Owens, Tyddyninco) about some work I dropped upon the son of Isaac Jones, and asked him whether he had seen him, and he said, no. I then saw William Roberts, and aske > him why he had interfered in the Ship. If you don't go away, he said, 'I will split your head open with my stick.' He put his basket down, and struck me on the arm Nith his stick. Is that the kind of man you are, Bill,' I said, and I closed with him. I threw him down, took his stick away, and choked him. Mr. Watkins and Mr. Roberts came on and took me oiL I said to Mr. Watkins, 'Let me alone for a minute to repay him for the blow he gave me with the stick.' Afterwards I went foi a glass of beer to the Lion. My arm swelled, and I had it treated at Dr. Williams' surgery. Defendant had no witnesses. The Chairman said the bench found there was no corroborative evidence on either side. There were witnesses and they ought to have been produced. This being so, they dismissed the case. A TRIBUTE OF PRAISE TO INSPECTOR ROBERTS. The Chairman, Dr. Hughes, addressing In- spector Roberts said: The Bench have htard with regret that this is the last time in which you will appear here as Inspector in this dis- trict they can not allow you to leave without expressing their deep appreciation of the faith- ful service you have rendered during the time you have been here, and where-ever you go, wherever your office will take you, you will always remember that you carry with you the best wishes of the bench of this district. The Clerk said that as one having perhaps more intimate knowledge of the Inspector's quiet work, he believed that he was a model officer, and undoubtedly his removal would be a loss to Bala, and that, he thought the town could not be better off whoever succeeded him. He hoped he would be as successful in his new district, and would enjoy long life and happi- ness. The Inspector in acknowledging the tribute, said that during the 7 years he had resiled in Bala, he had always endeavoured to perform his duties in a conscientious and satisfactory manner, and that he must acknowledge the great assistance he had received from the clerk (Mr. Jones) who had at all times rendered him good advice.
WELSH WESLEYAN METHODISM. THE MILLION GUINEAS SCHEME. 13,000 PROMISED FROM NORTH WALES. Throughout Wednesday, meetings were held at Bangor to celebrate the century of Welsh Wesleyan Methodism and in support of Mr. Perk's million guineas fund. In the morning, the Rev. Richard Roberts (London) preached in Engl'sh, at St. Paul's Chapel. The representa- tives met in the afternoon at Horeb schoolroom to discuss various matters connected with the movement. Later on in the afternoon, Horeb Chapel wascrowded by an enthusiastic audience, largely composed of ministerial and lay rep- resentatives from various parts of North Wales and Liverpool. The Rev. Hugh Jones (Birkenhead presided, and expressed a desire that the meeting should, to a certain extent, be of the nature of a fellowship meeting. Short and stirring addresses were delivered, which had for their conclusion promises of donations to the fund, amongst them being a promise of 100 guineas by Mr. David Mori is, Portmadoc. Afterwards, an opportunity was given to the superintendents of various circuits to report the results of the efforts made to secure con- tributions. The following were announced previous to the adjournment of the meeting: — Denbigh Circuit 130 guineas, Rhyl 250, Cor- wen 235. Llangollen 170, Cefnmawr 300,-Coed- poeth 950, Llanrwst 450, Abergele 300, Conway 700, Llandudno 450, Liverpool (Shaw Street) 800, Liverpool (Mount Zion) 1,050. When the afternoon meeting was brought to a close, the amount promised on behalf of the various cir- cuits was 5,390 guineas. Another large and representative meeting was held in the same edifice, under the presi- dency of Mr. Thomas Lewis, Gartherwen, Bangor, who stated that during the last 50 years no meeting of such importance as that meeting had been held at that chapel. He re- ferred to the importance of the million guineas fund as the means of enabling the Methodist connection to accomplish more work for Christ in the coming century than in the century now approaching its close. The Chairman closed his address with the promise of 100 guineas. The secretary (the Rev. P. Jones Roberts) announced that the ministers of the district for themselves promised over 580 guineas. Mr. J. Harrison Jones, Denbigh, spoke in support of the scheme, and afterwards the list of promises on behalf of circuits was continued thus—Holywell, 150 guineas; Llanasa, 300; Bagillt, 550; Mold, 100; Beaumaris, 308; Amlwch, 60; Holyhead, 300; Carnarvon, 800; Bangor, 750; Tregarth, 620; Pwllheli, 300; Portmadoc, 400; Blaenau Festiniog, 350; Dol- gelley and Barmouth, 300; Towyn (Merioneth- shire), 200; Dinas Mawddwy, 40; Llanrhaiadr Mochnant, 400; Llanfair (Montgomeryshire), 200; Hanley, 100; Stockton-on-Tees, 50. The announcement by Mr. Tudor Jones of the total amount promised during the day, which ex- ceeded 12,000 guineas, was received with great applause. The Rev. P. Jones Roberts moved, and Mr. J. Jones (Liverpool) seconded, a proposition pledging the meeting to do its utmost to raise 20,000 guineas to the fund. The Rev. Richard Roberts (London), Mr. Edward Jones (Llanrhaiadr), the Rev. Edward. Humphreys (Liverpool), and others also ad- dressed the meeting. Several additional promises were made at various stages or the proceedings, and at the close the total reached about 13,000 guineas.
committee:-tlie Chairman, Messrs. Evan Davies, \V. G. Richards, Hubert White, and T. P. Roberts.