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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 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. 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..



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