PWLLHELI. REGATTA.—A regatta was held at Nevin last Saturday. The visitors look a keen and lively in- terest in the proceedings, which passed off satisfac- torily. ABEKERCH.—Special services were held at the C.M. Church last Sunday aod they were conducted by the Rev William Thomas of Llanrwst, late of Penmount, Pwllheli. There were crowded congre gations. CONCERT.—A concert was held on Saturday evening at the Congregational Church, Llithfaen Mr J. Goddard, Plas Ciliau, Llithfaen andj Leicester, occupied the chair, and Mr Robert Jones, Tanyfoel, conducted the meeting. The programme, which was of an excellent character, was greatly appreciated. The proceeds went towards defraying the chapel debt. DEATH BY DROWNING.—News reached Abersoch last week of the death by drowning of Mr Lewis Griffith and of his son of the same name, natives of the place, who went down wi'h the ship Katherine of Portmadoc, fifty miles off London. last week. She collided with a German fishing boat named Hamburgh in a thick fog about three a.m. Quite a glcom was cast over the village when the news was received. SHEEP DOG COMPETITIONS.—These competitions were held last Saturday. There was a large attendance. There were over sixty entiies. The following were awarded the prizes:—First class, 1, David Jones, Cae Fadog, Bala 2, G. 0. Jones, Talmignedd, Nanttle 3, W. Roberts, Llwyn- dwyfog, Chwilog. Second class, 1, David Jones, Cae Fadog, Bala 2, G. Roberts, Llwyndwyfog, Chwilog 3, Hugh Pritchard, Blaenau Cauo1, Llith- faen. Third class, 1. Wm. Jones, Llithfaen Fawr 2, David Jones, Cae Fadcg, Bala 3. H. William?, Tirgwyn, Llithfaen, and H. 0. Jones, Tynypaut, Llanllyfni. The adjudicators were Messrs R. T. Closs, Llanberis E. Jones, Chwilog J. T. Rees, PistyK and H. H. Hughes, LlitLfaen. OBITUARY.—The death took place at his resi- dence, Brynhelyg, at the ae of thirty-four yfars, early on Thursday morning last, of Mr Richard Evans of the Metropolitan Bank. Mr Evans was a native of Dolwyddelen, being the son of the late Mr Richard Evans and nephew of the late Rev Ell Evans of Dolwyddelen. Mr Evans came to Pwll- heli about eeven years ago to take up the appoint- ment of cashier at the Metropolitan Bank and by his courtesy, upright conduct, and kindly acts very soon won for himself a place in the respect and affec- tions of a wide circle of friends. He was recently elected a deacon of Penmount C.M. Church and was officially connected with the mission in Sand- street. He was an active member of the Literary Society and of the Christian En deavour Society, Penmount, and also visitor for a very long time to the Sabbath school at the Union House. He was a valuable member of the School Board and identified with a number of public movements in the town and neighbourhood. The poor found in him a good friend aud they will sadly miss:him. The funeral, which was public and largely attended, took place on Monday. The service at the house at 9-30 was conducted by the Rev W. Thomas, Llanrwst, assisted by the Rev — Hughes, curate. The cortege wended its way to the Cambrian Station in the following order: Rev William Ihoma8, Llanrwst, late of Penmount, Pwllheli, and the Rev Canon E. T. Davies, the vicar, the Rev G. Parry Hughes, M.orfa, Nevin, the Rev — Hughes, curate, and Dr 0. Wynne Griffith, the Mayor (Mr Cledwyn Owen) and the members of the Town Council in their official robes, preceded by ex-Sergeant R. R. Williams, carrying the mace, the members of the School Boari, the Sand-street School, the Literary and Christian Endeavour Societies of Pen- mount, deacons of Penmount and members of the Church and congregation, the hearse, the relatives. Mr W. 0. Hughes, manager of the Metropolitan Bank, and the general public. The coffin, which was or polished oak and covered with wreaths, was at the Station transferred to a special carriage in waiting and conveyed to Dolwyddelen. Tne cortege was at this place met by a large number cf people. The Rev W. Thomas and the Rev G. Parry Hughes officiatd at the grave. The Christian Endeavour and Literary Societies of Pen- mouc: sent a magnificent wreath in a glass case. A large number of other wreaths weie received. A memorial service will be held in Penmount Church.
ABERYSTWYTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY. AUGUST 29TH. Present: Mr B. E. Mtrgar, chairman, presiding Messrs Hugh Hughes, T. E. Salmon, ana Richard Edwards, Aberystwyth John Morgan, Cwmrhnidol Richard James, Henrys James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; Richard Jenkins, Llancynfelin David Morgan, Llan fihangel Upper; David Edwards, Lianilar J. E. James, Melindwr Thomas James and Richard Davies, Trefeirig Richard Thomas, Tirmynach ana David Lloyd, aenor Lower Hugh Hughes, clers and David Davies, assistant clerk. J' arcination.—A circular letter was read from the Local Government Board relative to the new Vaccination Act. Statistics.—Out-relief administered during the past fortnight: Aberystwyth district, per Mr Thomas "aug:1an, £4.) lis Od to 171 paupers; an increase of 16 paupers and of f4 Is Od in relief. Llanntiangel-Geneu'rglyn district, per Mr J. J. Hugr.es, £51 9s Od to 194 paupers, an increase if 1 pauper and of 5s Od in relief. liar district, per Mr Joseph Morgan. £412s Od to 135 paupers, a decrease of i:2 53 and a decrease of 7 paupers. Numoer of inmates in the House. 56 last year, corresponding prlod, 38. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 27 corres- ponding period last year, 35. Balance in the bank, £2,67 10s 2d. Bo'-nliiuj-out.—The Chairman read a report from Annie Evans, 4, Laura-place, stating that she had visited. Edward Hankin at the home of Daniel Evan', the foster parent with whom the child is boarued. The child is in very good health and his behaviour has been in every respect satisfactory. He is very happy in his new home and has no com- plain s to make against his foster parent, nor has the Litter any complaints to make against the child. Jane James, Crugiau, reported that she visited Mr Northey's house frequently. The whole family spoke well of Frederick Williams. He was com- forts cle and happy and was well cared for. —Mr Salmon said that it was a credit to see Hankin. fit-moral.—A bill was presented of f4 5s lid for the removal of a female pauper to Birmingham. It was stated, in reply to questions, that there was considerable correspondence over a relieving officer alone taking a woman to her plac'e of settlement, since which time a woman had to go with the pauper in addition to the officer.—It was agreed to pay the bill and it was suggested that the House Committee might consider if a more economical system couid not be adopted. strongly-built and healthy-looking woman, named Latto, appeared before the Board with reference to relief fur her children. She said that her husband was a Scotchman formerly empioyeti in biscuit baking, but he had left the town and did not now know where he was. One of her ooys, aged eighteen, was working for Mr Hum, phreys, but she did not know what wages he got. He was like his father and did not tell her. One of the girls was sixteen. There was no infirmity about her, but she was working at an hotel. She did not know what wages she got. She thought she was working for her food and clothes. She her- self had been earning 7s a week at an hotel, but she did not think that enough for work from six in the morning until eight at night and she left on Satur- day. She had had to pay 6s towards the support of her children in the House on a former occasion, but she might have missed payment for a week or fortnight.—The Chairman Or three weeks.—She did not know how much she had paid for the relief of her jhiidren.—On being asked wha^ she wanted, she stated that she had two children of eight and five and wanted boots for one of the children.—Mr Hugh Hughes said the children were at one time living in one room with no window to it and-the children were taken into the House in consequence of the action of the Borough Inspector. He thought the Board owed a duty to the children and he pro- posed that one of them should be taken into the House.— The proposition was adopted.—Mr Hugh Hughes said that ratepayers were complaining that Edward Jones was having 7s a week to be continued for three months and yet he was paying jE9 a year for a house at the Waun and living like a gentle- man. He was thirty-five years of age, his wife was thirty-two, and there were four children from six months to ten years. He had been having 10s a week.—Mr Salmon asked if it was not a fact that all the Aberystwyth paupers were paying JE9 a year rent? Were there not paupers paymg 3s for two rooms not fit for a pig to live in ? Was it possible to get a house in town at a cheaper rate ? The man had injured his spine and could not do a day's work.—Mr Hughes said that people saw the man outside the house enjoying himself like a gentleman and it was the duty of the guardian to report the matter to the Guardians.—A Guardian said the man should live in the country where he could get a house for £2 a year.—Mr Hughes, the relieving officer, said he had asked the Medical Officer to examine the man for the next Board. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST.— Before Griffith Williams, John Morgan, Thomas Hugh Jones, and E. P. Wynne, Esqrs. Adjournment.—The case of alleged cruelty to animals was by consent further adj mrned for a week. o trw.t Obstruction. Hivan Davies, fisherman, I Vulcan-street, was summoned f, r having on the 28th obstructed St. James's-square by TeaviDg a handtruck thereon.-P, C. Charles Charman said the truck was allowed to remain on the street on Sunday.—The Bench fined defendant 28 6d includ- ing costs and told him that he would be fined double next time.—Defendant said he would not come again. Alleged Thejt of a Watch. -J ohn Latta, boots, Portland-road, was summoned for having stolen a watch and chain valued 35s from Catherine J. Thomas, Victoria-terrace,-Prosecatrix said she lived on the Victoria terrace and about seven o'clock on Tuesday morning brought the watch and chain downstairs, put it on the kitchen table, and went upstairs again. The prisoner was in the kitchen. When she came downstairs the second o time, watch, chain, and prisoner were gone and t she gave information to the police. She received c the watch back again about two o'clock on Tuesday I from a young gentleman.—George C. StepheDson, c Bridge-street, said he was at the Harb)ur at half- y past twelve when a sailor named Thtophilus said c the Sergeant had been down askiug about a watch. 1 Asked prisoner if he had the watch and he produced t it from his pocket and witness took it back to St. s Oswalds. lie said it belonged to the servant at s St. Oswalds.—David Williams, 14, Vaenor street, c said the prisoner came to him at half-past seven ) at the stable in Castle-lane with a box. He said ) he had left his situation and was going to another i that day, asking witness to take charge of his box. Witness consented. Noticed that he had a watch I and chain on him and he said he had bought it for i 12s 6d. He gave witness the chain fi r taking charge of the box and witness afterwar ) gave it to P.S. Phiiiips.-P.S. Phillips said he received infor s mation from prosecutrix and at half-past two, at the Police Station, charged Latta with the theft who, in reply, said, b* I am very sorry." About lialf-pa-t nine received the watch chain from David Williams. The wach had been receive from the pr,,s,cutrix. -Prison, r admitted the offer ce and said he had nothing to say and, electing to be dealt with summarily and exprtssing his sorrow, the Beuch. under the First Offenders' Act. finpd him 10. with costs, in default, fourteen days' imprison- ment Extension. — Mr Rufus William-, Lion Hotel, ap- plied for an extension of time until four o'clock on Tuesday and Thumby f, r the County Archery Ball and the Cycling Ball and the applicat:on was granted. TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. LIBRARY COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Public Lil rary Committee was held at the Assembly Rooms on Friday night, there being present Coun- cillors Evan Hugh Jarms, chairman C. M. Williams, and Robert Doughton Alderman Thos. Doughton, and Mr George Davis.—The bills, in- cluding those for the repair of the premises which were recently renovated, were examined and passed. There was no other business of interest. PUBLIC LIGHTS COMMITTEE. — A meetuu of the Public Lights Committee was held on Monday evening, when there were in attendance :—Mr R. Peake (chairman), Alderman Peter Jones, Messrs William Thomas, John Jenkins (mayor), E. P. Wynne, and R. Doughton, with Messrs H. L. Evans (accountant) and Rees Jones (surveyor).— The electric lighting bill for the two last quarters was presented. There was an uncertainty as to the actual amount, owing tn the maint-nance of lamps being included in the bill, which item the Council have repudiated on each occasion.—The passing of the bill was deferred and it was decided to come to a clear understanding as to the disputed item. PrBLIc WORKS COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Public Works Committee was held on Monday evening, when there were present Alderman P-ter Jones (presiding), Captain Doughton. Messrs Wm. Thomas, John Jenkins (mayor), R. Doughton, E P. Wynne, R. Peake, H. L. E vans (accountant), P. Wynne, R. Peake, H. L. Evans (accountant), and Rees Jones (surveyor).—Captain Doughton begged leave to call attention to a mattfr which he did not believe came directly within the province of that Committee. However, as there were several members present who were members of the General Purposes Committee, it might perhaps he of use to do so. Lately, when out in the bay, he hid noticed several small bcats-skiffs-out without being in charge of boatmen. He believed their rules were strict on that point—that there was no boat to go out without there was a certifi- cated boatman in charge. They had kept clear of accidents that summer, though accidents h?d occurred in other towns. He added that he was too busy to take notice of the boats when "e saw them on Saturday night weøk or he would have reported their names. If there was one there was, he could safely say, a dozen.—Mr Peake said he had noticed the same thitig.-Captain Doughton thought it should be put a stop to. They must make an example of someone by cancelling his licenep.-The Borough Accountant said there was a meeting of the Genera) Purposes Committee on Tuesday evening and promised to bring the matter forward.—Captain Doughton also called attention to caravans going round the streets and smothering 9 11 them with handbills. They paid a man to keep the streets clear of paper, &c.—The Surveyor said he had cautioned one person and did -not think there would be a repft-tion from that quarter.—The Chairman said the questicn was whether they had the legal power of stopping the practice and sug- gested that the Surveyor should consult the Town Clerk and this was agreed to.—Another matter was discussed in private by the Committee, after which 1 the meeting terminated. HARBOUR COMMITTEE.—The usual mfeting of the Harbour Committee was held an Monday evening, there being present; Captain Doughton (chaiiimn), presiding, Messrs William Thomas, John Jenkins (mayor), R. Doughton, H. L. Evans (accountant), and Rees Jones (surveyor).—The Surveyor, on the suggestion of the Chairman, was instructed to fix a chain mooring at one end of St. David's Y\ harf and secure the post at the lower en(I.-This computed all the business. FINANCE COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Tuesday evening, there being present: Messrs C. M. XVilliaiii, (ch;.ir«i<n),' John Jenkins (mayor), E. P. Wynne, R. Drught rn, R. Pe >ke, W. H. Palmer, Rees Jones (surveyor), ] and H. L. Evans (borough accountant).—It was resolved, on the suggestion of Mr Peake, to refer to the General Purposes Committee the necessity of providing an uniform for the inspector of. hackney carriages, boats, &c.— Several leases having been j submitted and approved, the public business con ( eluded. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the General Purposes Committee was convened for j Fiiday night, but owing to only Mr C. M. Williams i and Mr Peake putting in an fcppearance, I no business was transacted. On Tuesday evening, there was a better muster, therp being present ( Messrs E. P. Wynne (chairman), C. M. Williams, John Jeokins (mayor), W. H. Palmer, R. Peake, and Mr H. L. Evans, borough accountant. Tne application of Mr Harry C'dlins, the conductor of the Minstrels, for a reduction of the premium of £ 60 paid by him to the Council for the right of per- forming with his trorpe in the town during the summer was considered in private.—It was decided 1 not to recommend an abatement.
AllRAG-ELL. ADJOURNED INQUEST.—On Wednesday Mr W. R. Davies held an adjourned inquest on the body of Richard Edwards,.agerl thirty,thle years, of Ivy Bush, who met his de-th owing to injuries received while working at the sgamdda Quarry on 1st July.—Mr John Rowlands, Machynlleth, repre- sentf(I the Quarry Company.—The tirst witness called was Robert Lewis who worked with de- ceased. He said they were loading stones by means of a crane. The stone had been lowered on to the tram and they were abcut to shift it, as it was too much on one side. Deceased was standing in front of the crane. Witness said the handle struck de ceased and he fell down. He was severely struck on the forehead and was unconscious for a time, but recovered Donsciousness. He was then taken home.—Mr O. R. Jones, assistant inspector of mines, questioned the witness as to the special rules which witness replied he had not read carefully. There was a brake and a catch on the crane. The catch was not down when the accident happened. The rules are printed in English and Welsh.—Evan Jones of Winllan said he worked with deceased and others on the day of the accident. They had raised the stone on to the tram. Witness was going to assist deceased when he saw the handle go round and deceased fall. It was about 1-30 or 2 p.m. Deceased was used to working with the crane. Witness could not say whether the catch was down or not. He corroborated previous wit- ness as. to the rules and said that he also had never read them carefully.-In answer to the Inspector, witness said that Mr E. H. Davies and Mr Robert Davies were about each day.—Mr 0. R. Jones, the iDspeator of mines, gave evidence that he knew the quarry well and had visited it the previous day. He examined the crane and found it efficient. There was a brake and a catch on it and, in wit- ness's opinion, it was perfectly safe. If the catch had been put down, it would have been impossible for the handle to reverse. Witness tested the crane and found everything in accordance with the rules.—In reply to a question by one of the jurors, witness said the slack of the ehain would be very heavy. -Mr E. H. Davies gave evidence of having pHt the rules up in the shed and that he had called the attention of the men to them and told them they might read the rules during working hours.— The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death and that there was DO blame attached to anybody. ADJOURNED INQUEST.—An adjourned inquest was held by Mr W. R. Davies ou Wednesday, toucning the death of Richard Roberts, aged fifty-five years, who was killed by a fall of rock at the Hendreddu Quarry on the ISth August. Mr Rowlands appeared for the Quarry Company. Mr 0. R. Jones, in- spector of mines, was also present. Mr E. H. Davies, acted as foreman-Mr Richard Jones, the under manager of the quarry, said he was at the quarry when the accident took place. Deceased was a miner and was driving the level. They had a fall of rock down on the previous day and witness told the men not to go to work to one particular spot until he had examined it. Witness did not see the accident, but was informed of it. When the body was recovered death had taken place. In answer to the Inspector, witness said he was at the level at seven. Deceased and his partner did L not commence work until eight. Witness naa toia them to clear the loose stones. He did not notice that a hole had been drilled. Witness was ques- tioned as to their mode of working and said he considered the joints safer than if they had to roof it.—In answer to the Foreman, witness said that when the body was found deceased had a candle in his hand and his tools were alongside. Deceased w as an experienced workman and appeared to be a careful Inan.-In answer to Mr Rowlands, when the body was found deceased's face was towards the level and his back to the rock.—David Williams of Darowen said he worked with deceased when the accident happened. Thay had had so.ne stones down on the previous day. They commenced dril- ling each a hole. Deceased was at the furthest end of the level and witness close by. Deceased was anxious to finish drilling the hole which he had commenced the previous day.. Witness told him he thought they had plenty to do to clear what they had already taken down and told the 1, ceased so. Deceased was abrut to come away fr m the spot and had picked his tools np when the rock cam down upon him. A itness did not expect the fall and did not consider the place dangerous. He had tested the rock in the usual way with a ham- mer By Mr Rowlands When deceased raught his tools up he said What is there ?' Witmss heard a few small stones falling and immediately the rock fell. They had been blasting with black powder. — David Thomas, who was working close by, corroborated previous witness and said lie con- sidered the way In which the quarry w"Q being worked much safer than any other way. He had never seen reek faU like that without any w irniug. Dr D. W. Morris said he was called to the quarry where he fouud deceased under snme stones and (luit., dead. He examined the body and found severe iiijuriep. Death must have been instantane- ous —A verdict of accidental death was returned, no blame being attached to anyone.
DINAS MAWDDWY. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—The election "f School Beard members for the uu"ed dis rict of M-illwyd was held on Wednesday tf last week. Mr \Y. R Davies acted as returning officer. The number of votes recoided at the following stations were as fol- lows: Aberangell,22; Aiiiillyti,149; Lianymawd iwy, TFI The result was as follows E. H. Davies, 267 GritIih Griffiths (juti.), 248 *Moiris Evans, Post Office, 211; 'Thomas Davies, tailor and draper, 209 Lew is Jones, Bwlch, 203; Rev J. Jenkins, Llinymawddwy, 141, elected; *ir Edmund Buckley, 112 *Rev Thomas Thomas, 71. lhose marked thus were members of the last Board.
LAMPETER. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, FRIDAY. AUGUST 26TH.-Present Mr Dd. Davies. chairman, prc- siding the Rev R. C. Jones and Mr John Da\ ies, Lampeter; Messrs Dd. Daves, Cellan Evan" D avies, Llanwenog John Davies, Llanybyther Thomas Evans, Llanfihangelrhosyeorn Wdliiam Edwards, Pencarreg Messrs D. Lloyd, clerk E. Jones, master D. Evaos and D. Parry, relieving officers. -Out- relief administ red during the past fortnight, Llanyoyther district, per Mr David Evans, f:36 6s Od to 142 paupers. Lampeter district, per Mr D. Parry, relieving officer, £34 ISs Od to 142 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 42 corresponding period last year. 42. Number of inmates, 12. The Home.—Messrs J. Fowden, R. C. Jones, D. Price, and James Jones reported in the visiting boak having visited the House and found every thing clean and comfortable. The Rev— Morgan, rector of Llanrwst, had also made the following entry in the book: — "I congratulate the Master and all concerned on the tidy and neat condition of the establishment. There was no business of public interest tr IIJsacted by the Board. SPECIAL LICENSING SESSIONS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH.-Before John Fowden, Esq. (in the chair) Lewis Davies and W. Inglis Jones, Fsqrs. Licen.ing. Ther e were no objections by the pdice to the renewal of any of the licenses of the public houses. They had been satisfactorily con- ducted during the year. School Boar(i Case.-D]. Jone9, Tanrallt, Cellan, labourer, was summoned by E. J. Davies, Cellan, attendance officer, for the non-attendance of his children.-The case was proved and defendant was fined five shillings. Admitted. Drunkenine*—Philip Cousin, Bryn- madog, labourer, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly at Lampeter on July 27th by P.C. Thomas. D,fend ant admitted the offence and was fined five shillings and costs. A Di>Jtntl*d Dritnk' nness Case.—David Edwards, Llwyngroes, Garthelij blacksmith, was charged with having ben drunk at Lampece on August 5th.—P.C. Thomas stated that he was called to eject defendant from the Station because he was drunk and annoyed people there. -Defendant: Was I not walking as steady as yourself Mr Thonias?-\Vituess No, I had to send you a3 far as Tanfhreit. — Defendant said lie was not drunk but a little noisy, which was the result of a blow from a tongs which he received some years ago, and he showed the magistrates a deep indent ou the side of his head. Defendaut added, becoming a little noisy, that some people would say he was drunk that moment.. However, he never did any harm to anyone except Liza fach and liin-istlf.- The Bench asked defendant whether he admitted that he was drunk or not?—Defendant said be was not drunk and could bring dozens of witnesses to prove it. Lorking around the Court, defendant fixed upon one p'r=on and called loudly upon him to com" forward. The person addresssd seemed busy looking the other way, whereupon defendant ejaculated, "Daniel Rees come forward and tell the rutl1, now. Come oil Daniel Rees."—Daniel Rees then reluctantly advanced and was sworn.-De- fendant Did you see me on this day?—Witness Yes.—Did you see anything wrong?—No.—Did you see n.e failiog to walk along the road ?—No.— In reply to the Bench, witness said he saw the Stationm-igt, i- refusing to give defendant a ticket and P.C. Thomas came and lead him away. —D.C.C. Williams: Was defendant drunk, or was he not ? Witness He had had a drop of drink. I cannot say he was irauk.-Had you had some drink yourself *No. -But you were fined for being drunk? (Laughter)—Yes.—Although you were not drunk ? You know what I said then ?-De- fendant-aid this Air Thomas (the policeman) was always following him about as if he were a pick- pocket. (To the policeman) What have I done to you, Mr Thomas? (Lati-,nter.)-The Bench fined defendant ten shillings and costs. COUNTY COURT, SATURDAY. Before his Honour Junge Bishop. A Remitted Action.—This was an action brought by John Ean-, labourer, formerly in the employ of Wm. Rees, Waunfawr, Tregaron, against the latter to recover 920 7s, balance due in respect of work from 1882 to IS97.- -Plaintiff was in the em ploy of the defendant as labourer for eighteen years at the wage of Is 3d a day during the winter months and Is 6d during the summer months. The action was commenced in the High Court when defendant filed a counterclaim for f80 14s 6d and denied plaintiff's claim. The action was re- mitted to the Lampeter County Court.—Mr WTm. Davies (Messrs Smith and Davies) appeared for the plaii.tiff and Mr David Lloyd for the ddendant.- Defendant admitted all the items in the plaintiffs particulars with the exception of items amounting to £1 4s 3d which plaintiff alleged he had paid on be- half of defen,l ant, Defen,latit denied that plaintiff raid the said sums at his request or at all. Defendant further contended that plaintiff was before the action, and still was, indebted to him in the sum (¡f £80 14s 6d beyond the sums credited to the de- fendant in the plaintiff's particulars, which sum was made up of the items jEll, JE40 6s 6d, and f29 8s Od, the first sum being the difference be- tween f 119 rent really due by the plaintiff and EIOS credited by plaintiff to defendant in his par- ticulars; the second sum being in respect of horses' work (the plaintiff having only credited defendant with i;7 19s 6d for this, instead of f48 6s) and the last-named sum being in respect of the house occupied by plaintiff being burnt down owing, he alleged, to the latter's nealect. -Plaintiff and his wife and Hannah Davies, fregaron, gave evidence in support of the claim, and for the defence and counterclaim, defendant, Evan Thomas, Llanelly, formerly in defendant's service, and David Jones, mason, Penuwch. were called.—The Judge gave a verdict for the plaintiff for the full amount of his claim and disallowed the counterclaim. He also gave plaintiff his costs on thV claim and counter- claim in the County Court and superior Courts. Master and Servant. -E.eanor Jones, Panty- crwys, Pencarreg, claimed from William Thomas, Carmalwasfawr, Ltanveitho, the sum of f4 lis wages due from November 13th, 1897, to May 26th, 189S.-Defendant had filed a counterclaim against plaintiff for deserting his service.—Mr Dl. Watkins appeared for the plaintiff and Mr William Davies (Messrs Smith and Davies) represented defendant —Plaintiff was called and stated that she was engaged in November at a wage of £9 10s. On May 26th her mistress asked her to run a message at eight o'clock in the night. She refused because it was too late, whereupon her mistress told her to go about her business and that she would go her- self. -Plaintiff's mother and father also gave evi- dence.—For the defence, defendant stated that he hired plaintiff on October 21st and denied that the latter was dismissed from his service.—Defendant's wife also gave evidence denying having dismissed plaintiff.—The Judge held that the contract of service was void under the Statute of Frauds, but thought plaintiff was entitled to something for her service and allowed her the JE4 lis. On the counter- claim he gave a verdict for defendant for fl 10s. and refused to allow GJurt or other fees to plaintiff
The great sheep fair at Partney, Lincolnshire, took place last week, over 10,000 being offered, of which the greater portion were lambs. The prin- cipal buyers from the Midlands, < Yorkshire, and other centres attended. Both Lincoln lambs and half-breds sold well at 26s. to 30a. The best de- mand for Lincoln ewes ranged from 30s. to 40s. the best pen realising 42s. 6d.
BARMOUTH. THE CHURCH BAZAAR.—The thrlle days' bazaar leld at the Assembly Room last week with the object of discharging the debt of 9600 remaining on St .John's Church, realised c. sum of over JE500. PETITION.—Last week the inhabitants were asked ;0 sign a memorial against the construction of the proposed light railway from Portmadoc to Bedd- elert. Very few signatures were obtained, scarcely any interest being taken in the matter. THE RECENT BOATING DISASTER.—We are re- :lueted by Mr and Mrs Starley of Coventry, the parents of the unfortunate young man recently Jrowned, to pubiicly thank the residents and vis-it' rs for the kind sympathy extended to them in their sad her avemeir. THE CHCRCHFs-At the Wesleyan Chapel on Suudiy the K-v M«ldwyn Hughes, M.A., Dids- bury, ffioiated at Christ Church, the Rev W. B yd, L.L.D., Glasgow, preached at the Baptist Chapel, the officiating minister was the Rev James G Patterson, and a* St David's Church, the Rev T. J. Williams, M.A., Plasymynach, preached. MANURE HEAPS. Complaints are general amcngst the lodging-house keepers of the nuisance caused from timUs aris^iJ from manure heaps at- tached to tie premises of certain carriage pro- prietors in the town, it is stated that the heaps I are not removed once a month, let alone once a week as is required by law. THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS AT BARMOUTH J U.I;CTIO I.. -In order to further develop their estate around Barmouth Junction and Arthog, that is the Tegla FEtwr an.l Tegla Facn, &c., Messrs Solomon Andiewsaud Son are about to construct a complete system of waterworks. The proposed reservoir will be situated in the valley above Tyddyn-Sieffre Farm, thus giving sufficient pressure to supply the highest portion of the e-tate. Mr Edwin Blakey of Barmouth has beeu instructed by Messrs Andrews to prepaie the necessary p'aus, &c., and the work is to be pri ceecKd with at oi-ce. LECTURE.—On Monday evening the Rev James G. Patterson of Gla-gow, delivered a lecture at the B,pti,.t Chapel on His Travels around the Globe." There was a larg attendance. The lecture, which was exc-edmg y interesting, enlarged upon an inter- view witn ti e King of Burmah, an encounter with » tiger in Central India, visit to the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, a thc.usand miles over the plains of the great North West." a carriage drive with the late Prince Henry of Battenberg, among a stampede of wild elephants in Ceylon, down the rapids of the Uleo river in Finland, and experiences in the land of the mi,lnigi,t sun. THE USUAL THING.-About a fortnight ago posters were placed in prominent positions in the town warning the inhabitants against putting ves- sels containing refuse outside their dwellings after haif-p^st eight in the morning. The Council inti- mated that unless due notice was taken of the warning, proceedings would be taken. On Monday morning at twelve, pavements were again orna- mented with v, ss-Is cont iuing refuse, and the oc- cupiers of tne houses stated in reply to questions that the vessels had been placed outside sometime before half past eight, but the carter appointed by the Council to remove the refuse had not called round. CONCERT.—On Monday night a concert was held by. the Royal Magnets at the Assembly Room. Th-re was a crowded attendance, this being due in the main to ttle popularity of the Magnets and in part to the unfavourable weather. The accom- panist was Mr E. G. Langley and the musical director was Mr F. Turner. Tne programme was as follows, all the artistes being well received Overture. Orchestra; coon song, Won't you Love Me, Won't you." Mr E. Pare; song, "The Dandy Fifth,"the Company; song, Angels Guard Thee," Mr C. Mills comic song, Mr H. Bowden violin sole, Souven,r de Sorrento," Mr F. Turner comic song, "Our Stores," Mr E. Pare; song, "Jack's the Lad," Signer Martinengo; musical sketch, "It's Nothing to do with you," Messrs Pare and Bjwden selections. Royal Magnet Trio song, "The Laughing Man," Mr H. Bowden; song, I,Sai or's Grave," Mr E. M. Evans; cello solo, "Caprice Hon Grois," Signor Martinengo song, Save a Nice One for me, Ma," Mr H. Bowden descriptive song, The Old Guard," Mr E. Pare; cornet solo, Le Reve D'amour," Mr H. Plant; duet, Excelsior," brothers E. M. and J. M. Evans; comic duet, Cook's Excursion Tours," Messrs Pare and Bowden finale, God Save the Queen. SCHOOL REPORTS.—The following reports have been received on the recent examination of the Bont- àdu and Barmouth Board Schools :Bontddu.This school is diligently taught and good progress has been made duting the year. The object lessons and geography espec.ally showed improvement and were it not for the weakness shown by the fourth s andard in the latter subject would have deserved the higher grant. The schoolroom is gloomy especially in the winter months. The use of less opaque glass in the windows would probably effect a considerable improvement in this respect. The improvement suggested by her Majesty's Inspector should be made at the earliest opportunity. Bar- mnuih Mixed School.—The tone of this school is very pleasing and instruction in both the ele- mentary and cla-s subjects is given with creditable success. The reading of the first and second standards was rather uneven and mental arith- metic in the same standards might be stronger. The answers on the object lessons was on the whole good, but more object3 are needed and the objects themselves should be more freely appealed to. The paintings of local flowers which had been placed on the walls as well as other things obtained during the year should prove of great value in the school. If improvement takes place in the points of instruction now noted as defective and the general progress of the school is maintained, the higher principal grant may be recommended next year. Guards are needed around the stoves and fireplace. Infant School.—The infants continue to be carefully instructed and satisfactory progress has been made in most of the branches of instruction. The reading of some of the children might improve in fluency and expression. Guards are needed around the stoves. FAREWELL MEETINO.—Ua Monday evening a meeting WilS held at the Wesleyan Chapel prior to the departure form Barmouth of the Rev Peter Jones-Roberts after serving the usual term of three ytais as superintendent of the Dolgelley and Bar- mouth circuit. There was a good attendance. The chair was occupied by Mr WT. J. Morris, J.P. It was decided among the friends of Mr Roberts a short time ago to present him with an address as a mtA.11 token of profound love and esteem and a slight recognition of the strenuous efforts put forth hy Mr Roberts during his st»y in connection with I' the cause both spiritually and financially. The call was so heartily responded to that a sum of jE32 10s was contributed, a sum much larger than was necessary for the address. The object of the meeting on Monday was to present Mr Roberts with the adlress, which was beautifully and artistically executed and contained excellent photographs of Mr and Mrs Roberts. There was also a purse containing £24, The address was presented by Mr G. E. Owen as secretary of the Executive Committee, and the purse by Mr Robert Griffith, Vulcan House, as chairman. The following took part in the pro- ceedings :—Messrs G. E. Owen, Robert Griffiths, J. Jones, Bryn Teg, Thomas Owen, T. Martin Wdlliams, Capt J Griffith, Messrs J. P. Jones, M. J. Morris. O. Williams, Marine House, O. Williams, Glamorgan, William Owen, Marine, and J. Lloyd, Glanyweryd i. All of the speakers spoke in the highest terms of the good and christian qualities of Mr Roberts and his successful efforts in wiping away old debts and in re-building and renovating different chapels in the circuit. Mention was par- ticularly made of the good work done by Mr and Mrs Roberts in connection with the young people erf the Church. Mr Roberts, whosefeelings of deep and genuine gratitude almost overpowered him, on behalf of Mrs Roberts and himself thanked every one for the good feeling shown, not only on this oc- casion, but during his entire stay at Barmouth. It had been said by some of the speakers that the feeling in favour of his coming to tne circuit three years ago was not by any means unanimous. He could assure them that he had fully shared those feelings, and not only that, but his father and mother had been adverse to his coming back so soon as superintendent of the circuit. He, how- ever, thanked God that night that both hisown father and mother's lives had been spared so as to enable them to rejoice with him on the eve of his de- parture. In the course of his remarks, Mr Roberts referred with deep gratitude to the support he had received from the elders and officers of the Church and earnestly exhorted them to continue the same to his successor, Rev D. Jones. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH.— Before Charles Williams, Hengwm, R. Prys Owen, Aelybryn, Lewis Lewis, and W. J. Morris, Esqrs. Licen.ing.-This being the annual brewster ses- sions, Mr Superintendent Jones produced the fol- lowing report :—"I have the honour to submit my annual report showing the number of persons and premises licensed to sell all kinds of intoxicating liquors within your petty sessional division and their conduct during the year with my general ob- servations and remarks thereon. The list is here- into annexed. The seventeen licences granted at the last licensing sessions were of four different classes, namely, twelve licences to sell beer, wine, and spirits to be consumed either on or off the premises two licences to sell beer and porter for consumption either on or off the premises one licence to sell beer, wine, and spirits for consump- tion off the premises one licence to sell wine in bottles for consumption off the premises, and one billiard licence. Of the above-mentioned licences, 28'5 per cent are tied or partly-tied houses. Five I hold six-day licences and consequently cannot sell on Sundays, except to persons residing on the I premises. Two transfers have been granted dur- ing the year, namely, the Crown Hotel and the Criterion Hotel, Barmouth. A change has taken place in the ownerships of the following licensed < houses during the year :-The Barmouth Hotel, the ] Criterion Hotel, theCrown Hotel, the Henblas, and I heLast Inn, Barmouth. Henry Parsons of the Half- way Inn, Bontddu, has been summoned to appear < before your worships this day upon two charges: 1, ( if selling drink to drunken persons 2, permitting ( drunkenness. With the exception of this, the con- duct of the licensees and the manner in which they had conducted their houses during the year so far as is known to the police have been satisfactory. With regard to the offences against public order, sixteen cases of drunkenness and drunk and dis- orderly were brought before the justices during the year as against fifteen in corresponding yt ar of 1S97, showing an increase of one. An application will be made this day for permission to transfer the license of the Barmouth Hotel from Miss A. T. Duffield (late tenant) to Miss Elizabeth Martin (pr sent occupier). The police offer no ohjpc-tions to the transfer. The population of the district according to the last census is 3,945, therefore the number of inhabitants of each public house is 281-7 "-Chief Constable Best said there had been a deputation of the temperance party to the Jcint Police Committee and he had been directed to compile a return showing the number of tied houses in 'the division, the number of back rioor, and the accommodation for man and beast. He therefore laid before the B-nch a copy of the report. The number of t'ed houses was greatly increasing in the county. The houses were selling at enormous prices and were being bought up by the brewtrs. There were twenty- eight per cent of tied houses in the district. Mr Lewis Lewis asked if the tied houses were in charge of tenants or caretakers?—The Chief Constable said they were tenants, but they were bound to sell the brewer's beer and he did not think that was fair to the public.—The Chairman said that several cases of the kind had been tried at Crewe in which the magistrates refused to grant licences on those conditions, but magistrates in Quarter Session quashed the rt-fusal.-Superinteudeiit Jones, on being asked by the Bench, said the magistrates at Crewe wanted to see the agreements and all con- ditions, but the Quarter Sessions said they had no right to require it.—Mr Owen asked if the Chief Constable had any remark to make about houses having side doors ?-The Chief Constable replied that he had no objection if the d:), rs opened out to the street which the police clUld watch. It was the doors opening out at the back that he ob- jected to, and there were doors opaning out into private houses, but none in the Birmouth division. —The Chairman asked if the Chief Constable was perfectly satisfied with the managempnt and arrangements of all the public houses ?-The Chief Constable said he was not satisfied with the management of one but he did not object because there was no conviction. The houses were in a very good state and he did not think there was anything to which he could object. —Mr Lewis Lewis asked if there were any houses in Barmouth connected with a private house with an entrance from one to the other ?—The Chief Constable said not that he knew of and appealed to P.S. Williams.-P.S. Williams replied that he knew of none but the Lion Hotel but Superintendent Jones and the Coief Constable said the private house was part of one tenement and was part of the hotel.—Mr Lewis Lewis asked if there had been any internal altera- tions anywhere in town, and the Chief Constable replied uot that he knew of. -The licences w-re then all renewed except that of the Half Way which was deferred until after the trial of a citse affecting that house. Licenc < were granted to the hllowing :-B. J. Allsop, Corsygedol Hotel and Marine Hotel Eliz. Muntoo, Barmouth Hotel Wm. Jones, Lion Hotel; George Crump, Criterion Fotel John Evans, Last Inn Dd. Pugh, Henblas Inn; Henry Parsons. Halfway Inn, Bontddu; Wm. Michaelmore, Llanddwywe Lln, Dyffryn H. H. Hornby, Arthog Hall Hotel, Arthog; Emm I Johnson, Fairbourne Hotel, Friog; Henry Godbold, Barmouth Junction William Owen, Talydon, Bar- mouth Ed. Wyatt, Crown Hotel. The Clogau Xiiie.-The Manager applied for a licence to store explosives not exceeding one ton at the Clogau Gold Mine and the Sc. David's Copper Mine. The magazine had been enlarged.—P.S. Williams having said he had examined the p'ac and found it to satisfy requirements, the Be: ch granted the licence. A Rate Case.—Mr W. P. Owen of Aberystwyth, informed the Bench that in February last an order was made against Griffith Williams, boitowner, for rates in respect of r ites on a house occupied by his wife, there being not sufficient proof of ownership by the wife. Execution was put in on the house- hold goods, but withdrawn. Execution was next put in on boats, but this was also withdrawn. He (Mr Owen) held in his hand a receipt of rates piid by Mrs Williams given by Mr Owen Jones, the collector. An action had been commenced in Dol- gelley County Court against the District Council for illegal distress which action would come befoie the next Court. The day after that action was commenced a judgment summons was taken out to bring the defendant before the magi- strates. As the County Court action was pending, Mr Owen asked that the judgment summons should be deferred until after the County Court action had been tried.—The Cuairman said that members of the Bench were not dispos d to adjourn the matter.-The Representative if Mr William George, solicitor, then stated that the receipt produced was in respect of a different hcuse and that the amount due was £ S 15s 5-M. He called 2 and that the amount due was £ S 15s 5-M. He called P.S. Williams who stated that Griffith WTilli»ms was a brat owner and occasionally took out visitors upon the water. Recently he had received 51 for looking for the body of a person who was dro-vned. Mr W. J. Morris asked when the boat-i i-eveit-d to Mrs Williams when Mr Owen said they always were Mrs \YillialtJs's.-The Magistrates'Clerk (Mr Hughes) observed that it was not a high-cla^s c ise, for the rates were due and the man lived in the house.—Mr Owen said that Mrs Williams was ready to pay the rates, but would require cime.— The Chairman said the magistrates agreed that the order of commitment should be made, the p vyment to be made in four instalment-. Ir 0 wen a, kerI if the order had been male on the solitary evidence that defendant once earned 3d ? —The Chairman That is our decision. Cltarrle oj -Donald Macpher-ion, an in- telligent looking mechanic, respectably dressed, who spoke with a strong Scotch accent, was charged with having stolen 6s and bicycle tools. Mr R. J. Griffitn appeared for the prosecutor and called Edward Edwards, formerly of Dyffryn and now of Barmouth, who said he engaged the prisoner to re- pair bicycles. On Saturday evening 43 was dii to him. The sum of 10s was given him, but instead of bringing back the change he went off with the lot, as well as tools and a lamp.-trisoner denied the theft and the Bench discharged him, remarking that they were not satisfied there was evidence of felonious intent. Alleged Licensing Offence.—Henry Parsins, Halfway Hotel, Bontddu, was summoned for hav- ing supplied drink to a drunken person as well as for having permitted drunkenness on July 23rd.— Mr R. Guthrie Jones, Dolgelley, appeared for the prosecution and Mr A. J. Hughes, Aberystwyth, for the defence —Superintendent Jones said he was coming from Dolgelley Railway Station about half- past five and saw Booth drunk with a crowd of youngsters about him. Did not bee the other man walking and could not state his condition. He had his grinding machine with him.—Thomas Robart. =, gamekeeper, Penmaenpool, said he saw two men and a boy asleep in a field and the machine by the side of the road. He whistled and the men woke and, coming out into the road, began to fence. They were drunk.—Humphrey Davies, tailor, Dolgelley, said he was going to catch the train at Penmaen- pool about seven o'clock and met the defendants. The one leading the machine was drunk and the other was not very sober. -Cross-examined The other man was speaking all right, offering boot laces for sale, but he was under the influence of drink.— Thomas Davies, gardener at Bryntirion, said be. tween nine and ten he was at the Halfway, Bont- ddu, and saw one of the men come into the kitchen ibout ten o'clock with a pint of beer. Saw the other man immediately afterward and thought him drunk. Cross-examined: Had heard Mr Parsons refused drink to drunken persons. The defendants were strangers and the persons refused were neigh- bours-and he did not know why Mr Parsons should refuse neighbours when drunk and supply strangers when drunk. fhe bouse bore a good character. rhe tall man was trying to perform ;ricks such as bending down to touch lis toes without bending his knees, but he fell on 50 his hands.—Robert Thomas, Cwmmvnachganol, :armer, also said the tall man was drunk,—On )eing asked by Mr Hughes if he had not been refused drink, witness said he had not been refused diat evening. On being asked if he had not been re- used on any evening, he said he had not been ref ased )y Mr Parsobs. On being then asked if anybody 1ad refused him, he ultimately admitted that Mrs Parsons had refused him drink.—Rees Jones, Post )ffice, Bontddu, saw defendants about 500 or 600 fards below the hotel. Shortly after his passing. ihe men began to fight. They could not stand very ivell and in his opinion they were drunk.—By the Bench As far as he (witness) could see they were )oth drunk.—Harold Wastell, Glanrafon, said he saw the men about eight going towards Bontddu nd again saw them shortly after ten. They ought from that time until a quarter past eleven. rhe shorter man was perfectly sober, "the taller nan you might call him drunk. "-Cross-examined ^he taller man was very excited. Aboui eight ) clock one was wheeling and the other pushing md both were quite steady. -James Booth said he lad several pints of beer in Dolgelley in the norning could not say how many Moon had. Chey left Dolgelley between four and five and went o Bontddu where he sharpened two razors. Out if the payment he paid for a pint of beer for him elf and one for Moon. After leaving the hotel, he ound that they would be too late to get [rink on arrival at Barmouth and next day being Sunday he sent his little boy back for half-a-pint f whisky. Moon detained the boy and he (witness) ot vexed. Went back to the hotel and the land- ord refused. They fought at a quarter of a tiile from the hotel. vVas pretty fresh j n leaving Dolgelley, but was pretty well n arriving at Bontddu. Cross-examined: le sharpened two razors and split a hair in the Qtet He was then feeling a bit seedy, but was ot drunk.-P.S. Williams and P.C. John Jones i aid that at half-past twelve he saw both men ] runk, Moon, the taller, particularly. -In cross- i lamination, P.S. Williams said he had fcjd com- I plaints about the house, but there had been no prosecutions in his time. Robert Thomas and Thomas Davies had not complained.—Mr Parsons, the landlord, was the first witness called for the defence and said the razors were sharpened better than he ever had them sharpened in his life and one of the men cut a hair across and the other split it down which he had never seen done before. It nev, r entered his mind that they wIre drunk. He thought that they wanted work and he wished to help them on the road. The little boy went to the b;g man and asked him to get whisky and it was guen to the big man. He (the landlord) gave tb s boy biscuits and lemonade. The other man came back there was a row about detaining the toy, he the (landlord) said there must be no row there, and the men, after saying All right, governor," hft the hotel and did not hold the rails on going down the steps.—Samuel Curtis, a vis tor staying at the hotel for five or six weeks, said he saw the men go out of the house as sober as a, judge. —Miriam Jones, who serves in the kicheu, sail the men did uothing in her presence to show that they were not sober. She had no right to strve and she had seen her mas er refuse to supply. The men left about twenty-five minutes past nine. She did not take particular notice of the men because they did nothing extraordinary. — Wm. Humphreys and John Griffiths, Pennebo, were also called for the defence, and the Bench, after deliberation in private, said they had come to the conclusion on the evidence before them that there was not suffi- cient knowledge on the part of the landlord that the men weie drunk and therefore gave him the benefit of the doubt. They, however, mu'-t tell Mr Parsons that he had had a very narrow escape. They also thought the police had done quire riht and they cautioned Mr Parsons as to the future. The caution would b recorded against him.—Mr A. J. Hughes I suppose the licence will now be granted ?—The Chairman Yes; there is no con- viction. Local Board Cases —David William0, Beach- road, was summoned for plying with a hackney carriage without a licence. J. M. Jones, car pro- prietor, was summoned lor the same offence.— Richard Evans, Coventry-place, Barmouth, was summoned for having committed a breach of th Towns Police Clauses Act.—Mr A. J. Hughes said that in two of the cases the alleged offences had been committed at the end of July whereas the summonses had not been served until late on Tues day night. He therefore asked for an adjourn- ment as he had had no time to properly get up the defence.—The Bench granted the application. An Lnfortunate Quarrel.—There were a series of summonses and cross summonses in which Catherine Jones, Back Waterloo-place, Griffith Davies', Benar-place, Gwen Griffiths, Coventry House. Sarah Edwards, Coventry House, and Edward Edwards were concerned.—Mr A. J. Hughes and Mr R. Jones-Griffith appeared for the parties and it was agreed without hearing the evidence to bind them all over to keep tne peace.—A charge of assault brought by D. Davies against Evan Williams wai withdrawn with the consent of the Bench. Bicycle Riding.—Ruth Conder and Edith Conder, Ashbrook-terrace, Sunderland, were summoned by P.S. Williams for having furiously ridden bicycles on August 20th.—Defendants did not appear, but wrote saying that they were' not aware of the peculiar bylaw" at Barmouth requiring bicycles to go at a very slow rate. Common sense would make them go through a crowd at a slow pace, but bavirg got clear they put on a spurt to their lodg- ings at 12. Marine-terrace, but were not g' ing beyond twelve miles an hour. They apologised and hoped payment of costs would meet the case. —P.S. Williams said the Terrace was crowded and the girls going at ten or twelve miles an hour — The Bench fined defendants each 10s and ordered them to pay costs. Highwa!Js.- Wil1:am Griffith, Dyffryn, was charged with having obstructed the highway by allowing a market cart to remain thereon.—P.S. Wil! iams said the defendant's car remained on St. Anne's-square from 10 to 10-36.—The Bench cau- tioned the defendant and dismissed the case. Cruelty to Anirnak-John Lewis, driver, was charged with having cruelly illtreated a horse on the 16th —P.S. Williams said he saw the de- fendant about to work a horse belonging to David Williams, Beach-road. Tin horse had a large sore and no pad to protect it. The horse was in a trap, but the gentleman who hired it said he would not go behind such a horse and the animal was taken back to the stable.—The Bench asked why the owner had not been summoned and P.S. A'illiams said he had no evidence against the owner, although the sore could not have been caused on the morning he saw ic.—The B,nch fined defeudant 20 with costs. Straying Animal<.—Robert Fossett and Sons. circus proprietors, were summoned for a breach of the Towns Police Clauses Act. — A letter was road from Mr Fossett spying that the groom was taking the horses to the sea to wash their legs, when oae of them broke loose and ran across the Common.— P.S. Williams said on Sunday, the 31st, there were five horses loose without anyone in charge and on Monday one horse was loose en highway.—The for each of the horses and 2s 6d for the horse straying on Monday. -Thomas Davies, hawker, Machynlleth, and Henry Davies, lmwka, Ruthin, were cha*-gad wish breach of the Highway Act by allowing annna!s to stray on the roads.—P.C. Morgan proved that a hu¡.u donkey in one case and a horse in the other were si raying/— Defendants' wives appeared ant said they took a field from a Mrs Evans to keep the animals in, but the Officer said no oare was taken to fasten the gate.—A fine of 2s 6ll was imposed — Defendants were also summoned for having left their carts on the roadway at -Friog, leading to ttie Pnrhyn.-The Chairman said there was a doubt whether that was a road or not and, as one conviction had been secured as above, they dismissed the second summonses.—The defendants said lhay had been camping on the place for twenty years Hiel were told to discontinue the practice. Obstruction.—Evan Roberts, Ystumgwern, Dytf- ryn John Hughes, Dolgai, and Edward Jones, Mochras, lads, were summoned for having obstruct d the Barmouth and Harlech road by s'anding there- on.-The defendants arlmi'.t d the oileuoe and P.C. Morgan said they stood on the road near the Post Office and made remarks on people passing to chapel. He had received numerous complaints and defendants had been warned.—The Bench said the practice would have to be stopped and fined defendants 2s. fid. each with costs. A Juvenile Offence.—Robert Jones, Caetani, 1hfr- ryn. and Owen Owens, Hendre-eirion, were charg-d with having stolen a mmibai of app es from John Roberts, Talybont Mill, of the value of 4s.-P.C. Morgan s-.idhe made enquiry and found that the defendants and William Thomas, three boys, had been in the garden. William Thomas had been summoned as a witness —The Bench put them all iu the same box, gave them a lecture, ordered them to pay costs, and to'd them they would go to gaol the next time. Licensing.—Robert Roberts, Aelfor-terrace, was charged with having been drunk on licensed premises and was fined 2s. (hI. with costs — P.C. Jones and P.S. Williams gave evidence to the effect that they saw the defendaut drunk on the street and walk on to licensed premises when the people were stopped with supplying more drink.—The Bench thought it would have been better to summon for simple drunkenness, but P.S. Williams said the police never did summon for drunkenness on the street as long as a person walked along quietly. Tile course adopted in that case was the only way of stopping further drunkenness. CHARGE OF INFLICTING GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM. On Saturday afternoon before Alderman Lewis Lewis, Ralph Blades, Plas Bach, Dyffryn. driver, afed forty-three, was charged by P.S. Williams, Barmouth. with having caused grievous bodily harm to Ellis Jones, 7, Marine-terrace, Barmouth, also a driver, on August 18th. Accused was ar- rested under a warrant on Saturday morning at six on the way to his work by P.S. Williams. No evidence was offered, aud on theapplication of P.S. Williams accused was remanded in custody unt 1 Monday afternoon. On Monday afternoon before Alderman Lewis, application was made for a further remand and the accused was remanded until the following day. Later in the day the depositions of Ellis Jones were taken by Alderman Lewis and the Clerk in the presence of Dr Lloyd, Superintendent Jones, and P.S. Williams On Tuesday accused was again brought up be- fore Alderman Lewis and W. J. Morris, Esqrs.— P.S. Williams said when he arrested defendant he read over the warrant aud cautioned him. In re- ply, accused said He (meaning Ellis Jones) threatened me and 13aid I will put your head in the water tub. I will kill you in half-a-minute.' I was taking one of the horses out of the stable and Ellis prevented me for a time, but I pushed him and he fell."—Dr H. J. Llogd, Tynycoed, said he had attended on Ellis Jones since August 18th. He was first called to see Jones at the Lion yard. He was lying in the coach-house. He was sutfering from a lacerated wound on the scalp and had also contused swelling below the left eye. He was conscious and after dressing his wounds he ordered his removal to his surgery. The scalp wound, which was about an inch-and-a-half or two inches long, bled profusely for about two hours. Jones was afterward taken home. He had at- tended on him three times daily since. Erysipelas set in in about a week's time and he was now in a very critical state. His temperature on the pre- vious day rose to 105.—On the application of P.S. Williams, accused was further remanded until Thursday, September 8th, at twelve. Leave was also granted accused until the following day to fiud four sureties of £20 each and himself in £20. BUILDING SITES OFFERED FOR SALE. At the Corsygedol Hotel, Barmouth, on Monday afternoon, Mr Pritchard of the firm of Messrs J, Pritchard and Porter, auctioneers, Bangor, acting under instructions received from the executors of the late Mr Wm. Pritchard, Bangor, put up for sale by public auction fifteen freehold building sites varying in area from 610 square yards to 1,490 square yards situated on the western slope of the hill adjoining Barmouth on the north in the direction of Llanaber and Harlpch and commanding a view of Cardigan Bay from Bardsey Island to St. David's Head and of the mountains of Merioneth- shire south of the estuary of the Mawddach. Mr Pritchard also offered for sale the freehold stone built residence known as No. 1, Borthwen-terrace, situated on the Dolgelley road, Barmouth, com- manding viev. s of mountain and sea, and in the occupation of Mr Edwin Blakey as yearly tenant at an annual rental of £30. The residence and sites form put of Hendremynach Estate. In addition to this estate a plot of land, beingthe property of Mr E. Griffith, Springfield, Dolgelley, comprising about 6,000 square yards divided into four lots, formerly forming part of the Abframffra Estate and situated in a good position for building purposes, being on the way to the Panorama Walk and overlooking the Estuary, was put up. There was a large attend- ance at the sale. The building sit s on the Heniremynach Estate were first offered. The first lot, consisting of 685 square yards frontages to the main road to Llanaber and Harlech and to the intended new Hendremynach-road, was sold to the Rev N. Mather, Barmouth, at 3/9 per yard, the first bid b-ing 3s. There was no offer for the second lot consisting of 960 yards with frontages to Llanaber and Hendremynach roads. Lot 3, com- prising 1,068 yards with quarry attached, was sold to the Rev J. Gwynoro Davies, Barmouth, at 5s per square yard, 4s being the first bid, Lot 4, con. sisting of 610 square yards with a frontage to Hen. dremynach-road, was next offered. It was with- drawn, only 3 9d per square yard being offered. Lot 5, consisting of 708 square yards; lot 6, con- sisting of 817 square yards lot 7, consisting of 875 square yards lot 8, consisting of 830 yards vith frontages to the new road, were withdrawn, no offer being made. Lot 9, consisting of 1,024 square yards with frontages to existing roads on three sides and adjoining Lingfield, was purchased by the Rev J. Gwynoro Davies at 5i1 per square yards, 4s 3d being the first bid. There wafl no offer for lot 10, consisting of site containing 700 square yards adjoining the Rectory. Neither were they any offers made for lot 11. comprising 1,496 square yards lot 12. comprising 1,250 square yards lot 13, comprising 965 square yards lot 14, comprising 1,226 square yards and lot 15, comprising 8,340 with frontage to the proposed new road. Mr Pritchard said he would be open to sale by private treaty in respect to all the sites not dis- posed of. No. 1, Borthwen-terrace, was afterward offered fo," sale. The first bid was f300 and by bids of £20, £480 was reached when thelot was withdrawn, the reserve price not being given. The solicitors for the Hendremynach Estate property are Messrs Hughes, PritchaH, and Rodway, Bangor, and the surveyor, Mr S. Hargraves, Marple, near Stock. port. Mr Pritchard next put up for sale the land, formerly part of the Aberamffra Estate. In this connection, Mr R. Jones-Griffith, Dol- gelley, acted as solicitor. There were no offers for any of the lots lot 1, consisting of 1,442 square yards lot 2 of 1,213 square yards lot 3, 1,314 square yards; and)ot 4, 1.132 square yards, the two latter lots being offered in one lot..
ABERLLEFENJNI. The children of the Aberllefenni Board School on Friday last were treated to an excellent tea through the kindness of Lady Pryce and her niece, Miss Meyrick of Appley Castle, Wellington. Over eighty children were present and all enjoyed the good things set before them. Hearty cheers were given to the ladies for their treat. The headmas- ter, Mr J. R. Evans, referred to the great interest taken in the school and the children by Lady Pryce. Several songs were sung by the children and they went through their musical drills. Lady Pryce expressed her pleasure at the excellent tone and discipline of the school and hoped the children would aim at being good citizens after their school days were ended. The following ladies helped with the tea party Mrs and Miss Davies, (Plas) lis Jane Anne Jones, Mrs Peter Evans, and Mrs J. R. Evans (Hoard School), Miss Alice Hughes. The Rev R. J. Edwards (Vicarage, Corris) was also present. The school has again passed a V ghly- creditable examination and is in a very satisfac- tory condition.
BORTH. FECE FUND.—A performance of Esther was given in the Hotel Ballroom on Thursday evening last by the Borth United Choir conducted by Mr J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., towards the Borth Fence Fund. The cantata was preceded by a programme of miscellanies in which visitors only took part. The room was filled to overflowing and both the concert and cantata were highly appreciated. Interesting speeches were delivered by Mr Percy Weston (president) Mr Morris, Brynowen Rev E. Evans, vicar, and the Rev Evan Jones of Lon- don, who, it was understood, had subscribed JE50 to the fence fund. At the Fence Fund Committee held on Monday evening a sum of JE400 was voted to meet the first instalment due to Mr Case under his contract on the first of September next. The Secretary (Mr W. T. Lewis) was requested to com- municate with the office of Woods and Forests accepting their offer to the rights of the foreshore after being satisfied respecting the boundaries. The Secretary was, on the proposition of Colonel Feilden, seconded by Mr Morris, requested1 to con- vey the thanks of the Committee to all who had worked in anyway towards the bazaar which had proved successful beyond the most sanguine expectations of the most hopeful, a sum of £295 being realized in two days. The Secretary requests to ask that all workers will accept the warmest thanks of the Committee thus tendered as he is afraid they are too numerous to write to and thank individually.
A terrible crime was enacted at Newport, Isle of Wight last week. A man, believed to be insane, confessed he had murdered a boy in Barrack Fields. On proceeding there the police found the dead body of Percy Hunter, a little boy ten years of age. He had two fearful gashes in his throat.
SALE OF PROPERTY. At the Royal Oak Hotel Mr J. E. James, auc- tioneer, offered for sale the compact freehold farm and lands called Pengelly, in the parish of Llanfair- clydogau, about five miles from Lampeter, the pro- perty ot the Rev David Hughes, vicar of Llanegryn. North Wales. The biddings started at £250, and after some brisk bidding was finally knocked down to Mr Daniel Jones of Blaenplwyfissa, Lampeter, for 9400. Mr A. J. Hughes, solicitor, Aber- yetwyth, acted for thp. vendor.
TOWYN MORE BUILDING. — It is reported that Mr J. Cor'oett of Ynysmaengwyn contemplates building a large number of workmen's cottages in Brook-street. There is real need for the houses and they would probably let very readily. FOUNTAIN ON THE ESPLANADE.—It is contem- plated erecting a fountain on the northern end of the Esplanade in which the memorial stone of the laying of the foundation of the Esplanade in 1889 by Mr J. Corbett is to he fixed. This beautiful stone has for years been placed out of sight and it gt<"tifyi"g to fLd that a suitable place is to be found for it. THE BRYNCRtfi CASE.—On Friday, before Haydn Jones, Esq., David Pugh of Bryncrug was again brought up r-mand on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Austin. Evidence was given by Superintendent Jones who stated that he visit'd Austin at the Machynlleth Workhouse on the previous Wednesday. There was a decided im- provement bodily, but mentally there was not much improvement He was in hopes that he would be able to attend on Friday (to-day), so as to proceed with the case, HEADMASTERSHIP OF THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—A meeting of the Selection Committee of the County Governing Body was held at Barmouth last Friday to consider the applications for the appointment of headmaster to the Towyn Intermediate School: Seventeen applications were considered. Three additional applications were received, but not coming in in time were not opened. The Committee reduced the number of applicants to two, viz., Mr T. Jones, A.R.C.S., the present sciencD master of the school, and Mr T. G. Roberts, B.A. (London), lately of the Towyn School and now of Bangor. The appointment, which will be subject to the ratification of the Charity Commissioners, will be made to day (Friday), a special meeting of the County Governing Body being held at Barmouth for tlio purpose. STORMS —The storms which prevailed duriug the end of last and the beginning of this week proved very disastrous to crops of corn and fruit and most annoying to visitors. Corn was beaten down and tangled and fruit was very much damaged. To the flower gardens the high winds proved most damaging. Many of them now appear as if a blight had passed over them. The sudden storms of rain whicrr burst over the coast brought home to visitors the necessity of better access to and from the beach. Sandiland- road, on the side of which no fewer than thirty good houses have been built during the last few years, has no better access to the beach than a narrow iron ladder over the side of a steep and deep cliff which can ouly be reached by passing level crossing gates on the railway. This matter deserves the attention of the local authorities, as the road to the beach is one of the most attractive of the many walks which are to be found about Towyn. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A NATIVE OF TOWYN. At the Hauley Town Hall before Mr Bishop, deputy coroner, an inquest was held on the body of Evan Vaughan, aged sixty, who lived iu Oxford-street, Shelton, who met with an accident av Messrs Ren- shaw's Pbamix boiler and waggon works at Cliffe Vale, from the effects of which he died al- most iustantaneousty. The deceased and a boy named W ebb were sent with a horse and cart to remove a tup," a tool used for the breaking off of old metal and which weighed twelve hundred- weight. The tup" was lying under a tripod crane. Directly they began to raise it for the pur- pose cf hoisting it to a sufficient height to allow of its king lowered into the cart, it fell on the de- ceas, d, pinning him to the ground, the back of the skull being smashed in. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. Deceased was brother to Lewis Vaughan, College Green, Towyn, and Miss Vaughan, Frankwell-terrace, and had other relatives here. He was a nephew of the late veteran townsman, Mr Evan Vaughan of College Green. The interment took place at Leek, Staffordshire, where other relatives reside.