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THE SPRING CIRCUIT.—The following dates have been fixed:-Cardigan, March4; Carmarthen, March 8; Brecon, March 24; Chester, March 31; Shrewsbury, March 21. BANKRUPTS.—The following dividends are announced —Buttery, Dyson, and Bain, Hope, Flintshire, oil manu- facturers, 1st dividend of 2s., any Wednesday, at Turner's, Liverpool. William Dyson (separate estate), Hope, Flintshire, 1st dividend of 2s., any Wednesday, at Turner's, Liverpool. THE DISSENTING DEPUTIES AND THE WELSH ELECTORS. -At a meeting of the Committee of Deputies of Protest- ant Dissenters of the three denominations-Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist-in and within twelve miles of London, appointed to protect their civil rights, held on Thursday, the 20th of January, 1870-John Glover, Esq., in the chair-it was resolved: 1. "That this committee desire to record their high admiration of the courage and independence displayed by the Nonconformist electors of the Principality of Wales at the last general election, and also to express deep sympathy with those of them who, by their steady adherence to the principles of religious liberty, have been called to suffer, by eviction from their farms, and from other unjust attempts to intimidate them in the discharge of their public duties." 2. "That a grant of 221 be made in aid of the Welsh Eviction Fund." DISCOVERY OF A NEW COAL FIELD. A new coal field has been discovered on the Coton Park estate, South Derbyshire, about a mile and a half south-west of the Gresley station on the Burton and Leicester Railway. The borings made some time since by Mr Daniel, Q.C., the proprietor, proved the existence of the main coal, 13 feet thick, at the depth of 160 yards, besides other valuable seams. The bed of coal is believed to be identical with the main beds of Moira and Gresley Collieries, between which and the Coton Park field it had been previously supposed that an insuperable "fault" existed. Geologi- cally the discovery is of the utmost importance and inter- est, as determining the extension, at a workable depth, of productive coal measures beneath the new red sandstone on the west margin of the field, and commeicially is of the greatest value, as opening out excellent seams of the Main, the Woodfield, the Stockings, the Eureka, the Stanhope, and beneath them the Kilburn coals and the ironstone."— The preceding paragraph appeared in the Observer of the 9th instant. We believe that the Coton Park Colliery," as it is called, is not the property of Mr Daniel, but of W. R. M. Wynne, Esq., of Peniarth, late M.P. for Me- rionethshire, and is progressing most favourably, the coal being very good, and being already sold in considerable quantities. Mr Daniel's estate adjoins, and there is every expectation of finding the same vein upon his property, with a view to which he has caused borings to be made. The coal is identical with the Main and Gresley seams. SHOCKING FATALITY ON THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY.—A fatal accident of a very shocking character occurred on the Cambrian Railway at Glandovey Junction on Mon- day evening. A goods guard named Edward Finchett, who was in charge of the mixed goods and passenger train, which is due at the Junction ex Aberystwyth at 5.11 p.m., was jumping into his van, after having started the train, when he fell, and his van, and the coach which was in the rear of the train, passed over him. Morgan, the station-master at the Junction, was in the signal box, and noticing a hand-lamp falling from the guard's van, ran out, and found Finchett lying lifeless across the metals. His skull was crushed, and there were several wounds about the face and body. The driver of the train, unaware of what had occurred, proceeded to Machynlleth, and there learned the sad intelligence, which had preceded him by the telegraph. The body was taken to Mach- ynlleth by the mail train, and was met by Mr Williams, assistant to Dr D. R. Pughe, who had been sent for. Pending the inquest, the body was removed the same night to Aberystwyth. The deceased, who was in the prime of life, and a man well liked and respected by all with whom he was brought in contact, had been for many years a faithful servant of the Cambrian Railways Com- Eany. He has left a widow, but no family, and was re- tted to his namesake, a passenger guard also in the employ of the Cambrian Railways Company, who sacrificed his life at Aberystwyth in rescuing a fellow-creature from a fearful death, a year or two back. Subscription lists have been opened at the several railway stations, and amounts in aid of the widow of a well-deserving man will be gladly re- ceived by any of the station masters or other railway officials. An inquest was held at Aberystwyth on Tues- day, 25th inst., and a verdict of "Accidentally killed" returned. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Vale of Ayron (Capt. Vaughan" sJ Hounds meet on Tuesday, Feb. 1st .Pennant Friday, Feb. 4th Highmead At 10.30. Idris Side Harriers. Monday, Jan. 31st Llandrillo, near Corwen Friday, Feb. 4th Llandderfel, Bala Monday, Feb. 7th Kennels Friday, Feb. 11 ..Cambrian Mines At 10. ABERYSTWYTH. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Thursday morning last a boy named Richard Evans, about sixteen years jf age, and son of Mr Evan Evans, of the Red Lion Inn, Mill-street, in this town, was working, in company with his father, at the Cwmsymlog Mine, when a stone fell upon his head, and from the effects of the blow the poor boy died in about half-an-hour. His father, we are informed, was within sight of him when the occurrence took place. It was only some fortnight ago that the boy went to work at the mine. An inquest was held upon the body, and a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, Tuesday.- Present: Dr James, in the chair; Messrs Jonathan Pell, J. Jones, Great Darkgate-street, Richd. Morris, and John Hughes. The reason for the small attendance was the conference on the question of education having been announced to commence at ten o'clock.—The Clerk having, as usual, read the minutes of the last meeting, it was resolved that a general district rate of Is. 4d. in the pound, then pro- duced, be signed by the Commissioners present, or any five or more of them, and that the seal of the Board be affixed thereto and, also, that Mr James, the collector, be directed to collect the same forthwith. There being no other business, the proceedings ended. THE WATER QUESTIO--i.-The samples of the different waters which were sent to London for the purpose of being analyzed have been returned to the clerk of the Commissioners, accompanied by an elaborate document treating upon the quality of each. It is likely that some further discussion will take place at the general monthly meeting, to be held on Tuesday next. THE -PUBLIC LIGHTS.—The report of the Public Lights Committee, of which the following is a copy, will be sub- mitted to the Commissioners on Tuesday next, namely:— The Public Lights Committee beg to recommend the following ditional public lights—1st, one bracket lamp to be placed in Moor-lane, on the comer of one of the houses, equidistant from either end of the lane 2nd, one lamp to be placed in the continuation of King-street, either to be fixed with bracket on the Castle House or on the churchyard wall, so as to light the neighbourhood of the north gate leading to St. Michael's Church 3rd, one pillar lamp to be placed in Newfoundland-street, on the left-hand side, one-third of the way up, going from Terrace-road to Queen's-road. The pillar lamp at the bottom of Corporation-street to be removed, and a bracket substituted, by being placed and fixed on the corner of the Welsh Harp Inn. The committee are also desirous of directing the attention of the Commissioners to there being many evenings in which the town is left in a state of darkness. If the moon is a certain number of days old, no matter how overcast and cloudy may be the night, nor how crowded may be the streets, the lamps are not lit. Also the illuminating power of the lamps in very small; the burners should be either adjusted or rectified, or new ones supplied, in order that a stronger light be given. Also the lamps are not lit soon enough m the evening, and they are put out too soon in the morning. To remedy some of the above defects, it is thought ad- visable to recommend to the Commissioners to born gas by metre, and that they employ their own lamplighter. The committee also beg to report that, some eighteen months ago, a lamp was ordered to be placed In Moor- street, opposite Union-street. The bracket has been placed there, but no lamp or light. Also another bracket lamp was ordered for the corner of Albert-place, which has never been put up.—Signed, C. RICK WILLIAMS,. M.D., G. T. SMITH, PHILIP WILLIAMS, JOHN JONES, WILLIAM JULIAN." PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before John Davies and Griffith Thomas, Esqs. Drunkenness.—William Owen, working for Messrs Ellis and Owen, slate merchants, was charged by P.C. James with being drunk and disorderly on the previous Saturday in the North Parade.—The defendant was fined 2s. 6d., including costs. Chimney on Fire again.— Mr J. B. Jones, of No 27, Marine-terrace, was summoned for permitting his chimney to be on fire on the previous Friday. P.C. Henry Jones proved the charge.—The defendant alleged that the chimney's taking fire was an unavoidable accident.—How- ever their Worships inflicted a fine of 2s. 6d., including costs. Ejectment. -Prudence Jones, of High-street Court, was summoned by her landlord, Captain Delahoyde, for re- fusing to quit the room she held under him as weekly tenant. The complainant having proved service of the notice to quit, their Worships ordered the defendant to quit the room within twenty-one days; in default, a warrant to eject to be issued. STRATA FLORIDA. A CRUEL JOKE.-On the night of the 17th, two scamps threw a parcel, belonging to woman passenger, out of one of the carriages on the Manchester and Milford Railway. The poor woman dared not open her mouth to prevent them. It is hoped ere long that the culprits will be brought to justice. LLANBADARN. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.-Before J. G. W. Bonsall and John Evans, Esqs. Unlicensed Dogs. — David Jones, of Ceunant, near Goginan, was summoned at the instance of Mr Hickox, supervisor, for having in his possession a dog without a licence. Mr Thomas Edwards, of the Wooden House, near Llanbadarn, together with Mr Hickox, gave evidence against the defendant, and he was fined 25s., and costs.— Stephen Blackwall, of Cwmrheidol, was also summoned for committing the same offence. Mr J. Hughes, excise officer, and Mr Thomas Edwards proved the case, and the defendant was fined £ 210s., and costs.-Evan Howells, of the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr, for the same offence, was fined 25s., and costs.—David Richards, of the same parish, also appeared to a summons for the like offence, and was fined 25s., and costs. Non-maintenance of Relatives. -John Mason, a shoe- maker from the neighbourhood of Penrhyncoch, was sum moned by Mr J. Ll. Griffiths, relieving officer, for re- fusing to support and maintain his wife, who had become chargeable to the union workhouse. The defendant's circumstances and position having been ascertained, he was ordered to pay the sum of 2s. per week.-Bonnor Jenkins, a farm servant, was also summoned by Mr J. LI. Griffiths for refusing to support his aged parents. It was proved that the defendant was in receipt of 214 per annum as wages. He was ordered to pay 2s. per week. The Misconduct at Ltanbadarn. -John Lewis, Ebenezer Morris and Edward Edwards, all of the town of Aber- ystwyth, foundrymen, were respectively summoned for certain misconduct which had taken place on their part at the village of Llanbadarn.-P.C. James James said that he met John Jones late on the night of the 10th instant, and ascertained from him who the defendants were.—John Jones (son of Mr John Jones, bootmaker), gave evidence to the effect that he had met the defendants that night by Trefechan Bridge; they went together to try if they could find some public house open an Trefechan, and pur- posed to go up to Mr Henry Morgan's house on the Pen- parkau-road, and they went from there to the Wooden House, near Llanbadarn, and had some drink there. From there it appears the defendants went to the village and created a great disturbance, knocking down horse- blocks, and removing from its resting place the huge old stone which stood in the centre of the village, and was known as Carreg Fawr," and doing other foolish acts'in the depth of the night, while the inhabitants of the "serene city" were quietly reposing—Mr John Edwards, of the Gogerddan Arms, Llanbadarn, proved having heard the noise and tumult created by the defendants, and Sergeant Evans gave an account of a conversation he had with some of the offenders.—It having transpired that some of them were more or less notorious, their Worships, after a short deliberation, committed the three defendants to Cardigan Gaol for two months, with hard labour. Furious Driving. -William Stephen, of Hafodau, near Goginan, was summoned by P.C. Thomas for furious driving. The case was adjourned until the next petty sessions. The Theft of Beehives — David Lloyd had been remanded on bail, charged with stealing beehives and bees, the property of Miss Lloyd, of Llanbadam. No one appeared to prosecute, Miss Lloyd having received 21 for damages, and the defendant paid the costs, Bl Is. 6d. BALA. ¡ THE MARRIAGE OF MISS EDWARDS, OF THE CALVINISTIC METHODIST COILEGIC. -Amon-- thel,. friends who contribu- ted towards the treat to the children on Miss Edwards's marriage were the following:—Mrs Parry, The College* Miss Lloyd, Plasyracre, Mrs Janes, No. 1, Plasyracre, Mrs Griffith Jones, Plasyracre, Jilrs Dr Richards, Miss Saunderson, Mrs Simon Jones, tylrs Jones, Tegid House, Mrs R. M. Roberts, Mrs Superintendent Hughes, Mrs J ones, Manchester House, Miss Jones, Glantryweryn, Mrs Jones, London House, Miss Hughes, Tanrhail, Mrs John Peter, Mrs T. Jones, chemist, Miss Jones, Cambrian House, Miss Owen, Ivy House, Miss Jones, Tremaran Mr Richard Jones, draper, Dr Hughes, Mr R. Roberts, clothier, Mrs Thomas, druggist, Mrs W. Hughes, currier, Mrs D. Morgan, currier, Mrsr Jones, Curriers' Arms, Dr Jones, Mr E. Evans, Menai Bridge, &c., &c. SUPPER TO THE BALA RAILWAY EMPLOYES.—On the 21st inst., Thomas Jones, Esq., Brynmelyn, gave a supper at the Bull's Head Hotel, Bala, to the railway employes. Among those present werneT. Jones, Esq., chairman; Mr Leaning, station master, Bala, vice chairman Mr Roberts, Mr Woodcock, coal merchant, Bala, Mr Wil- liams, Cobden Mills, Wrexham, Mr S. Morris, booking clerk, Bala, Mr J. Roberts, and a great number of railway employes. After the company had done justice to the good things set before them by Mr and Mrs Lloyd, the cloth was withdrawn, and punph and champagne were in- troduced. The Chairman, after having given the loyal toasts, proposed "Success to the Great Western Railway Company in an appropriate speech, which was received with great applause. The Vice-Chairman then called on the company to drink the health of Mr T. Jones, of Bryn- melyn, who had so kindly invited them there. This toast was drunk enthusiastically. The Chairman in reply said he was very glad to see so many of his friends, and he hoped they would all meet again at a future time. After other toasts and several songs, the company dispersed, having spent a very pleasant evening. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, 22nd inst., before J. Jones, W. P. Jones, O. Richards, and R. J. Ll. Price, Esqrs. Drunk and Riotous.—P.C. Robert Jones charged E. Edwards with committing this offence at Llandderfel. Fined 10s., and 7s. 6d. costs; in default of payment, fourteen days' imprisonment. Malicious Damage. -L. Vaughan, H. Williams, and R. Davies, were charged by D. Jones with malicious damage. -D. Jones said: I live in Arrenig-street, Bala, and am the driver of the omnibus to and from the White Lion Hotel, Bala, and the Bala and Dolgelley Railway Station. I drove the omnibus on the night of Wednesday, the 12th inst., from the train due at 8'50. On the part of the road called Roewen, I passed the three defendants, L. Vaughan, H. Williams, and R. Davies. When I passed the defendants were shouting Holland for ever!" L. Vaughan and R. Davies were a little in advance of H. Williams. As I passed I turned my head back to look at the defandants. I then saw H. Williams pick up a stone and throw it at the omnibus, and I immediately heard the window of the omnibus break. I knew the defend- ants, and drove on, but the passengers, Mr Seaton and Mr Leauing, wanted me to stop to see who the defendants were. I replied it was of no use stopping, as I knew the defendants. The omnibus glass window is worth 7s. 6d. There were no other persons on the road at the time.— Cross-examined by L, Vaughan: You were all together, but I only saw H. Williams throw a stone. I did not say you broke the glass.—H. Williams declined asking the witness any question, and added that he did not pick up a stone, or do anything.—The witness continued: L. Vaughan and R. Davies came to the Lion the following day, and said if the matter could be settled the party who broke the glass had plenty of money, and could pay for it. —Thomas Seaton, Tynypren, said I was a passenger by the Lion omnibus from the train due at 8*50, on the night of the 12th inst. A stone was thrown at the omnibus, and the glass was broken. There were three persons shouting Holland for ever Immediately afterTthe stone was thrown the glass was broken. I do not know who the persons were. I jumped out and asked the driver to stop. The driver replied, "It is all right, I know them all." I then saw one of the three pick up another stone to throw at the omnibus.-John James Leaning, station-master, Bala, said he was passenger by the omnibus when the glass was broken, and added-I know the middle one of the defendants (H. Williams), but do not know the others. H. Williams was one of the three who threw stones at the omnibus, but I do not know which threw the stone.—H. Williams was fined 25, damages 7s. 6d., and costs. The fine was paid. The other defendants were discharged. PWLLHELI. SCHOLASTIC. — A correspondent writes—" Mr Daniel Pierce, late pupil teacher in the National School of this place, has been successful in gaining a Queen's scholarship, y virtue of which he is entitled to a csurse of two years' training, board, lodging, washing, medical attendance, and train fare. His name appears seventy from the top of the 2nd Class List, which reflects credit both upon himself and his master, Mr Sharpe. I am able to state upon reliable authority that the majority of teachers sent up to college from this school for the last ten years have signally failed. Hereafter, it is to be hoped that they will acquit themselves more honourably. Success is an encouragement to perseverance." COUNTY COURT, FRIDAY, Jan. 21st.-Before Thos, Humphreys, Esq., Deputy-Judge. About 120 cases were entered for hearing. The follow- ing were heard by his Honour:— PWLLHELI PIGS. Henry Griffith, Solomon Jones, and Edward Hughes, of Llanengan, were defendants, at the instance of Messrs John Roberts and Wm. Roberts, of Llangefni, who sought to recover damages for a breach of contract in the sale of pigs. The plaintiffs, who were represented by the junior partner, Mr Wm. Roberts, bought a number of pigs from the defendants, who were to bring them to Abersoch for the purpose of being weighed. Wm. Roberts went to Abersoch, but then the defendants wanted him to accept the weight which had been given them by the sister of Henry Griffith, who had weighed them before the arrival of the buyer. Roberts declined to buy a pig in a poke, I and offered a compromise on the weights of the biggest and smallest pigs being ascertained. To this the defendants flatly refused to assent, and declined to allow the pigs to go, unless Roberts took them at the weight at which "the sister" had arrived. Roberts stood out for the weighing of the pigs, and the result was that he had to send away but twelve pigs, instead of the two dozen for which the railway waggon had been taken. The hire of the waggon amounted to P-3 18s.; and for the proportion of hire for a dozen pigB at 6s. 6d. a head, and two dozen at half that sum the damages were laid. The defence was that the plaintiff's representative was nearly four hours behind his time when tne purchase was to have been completed. It was also denied that any request had been made for the weighing of the pigs.—Wm. Jones, buyer for the plaintiffs, was called, and denied this latter allegation.—His Honour held that all parties concerned in the bargain were more or less in fault; plaintiffs by not keeping to the time which had been fixed for the completion of the bargain, and de- fendants for not keeping the bargain by allowing the pigs to be weighed. Henry Griffith would have to pay 13s., Solomon Jones 8s., and Edward Hughes 5s., without eost John Jones, Anglesea warehouse, Pwllheli, sued Wm. Hughes, Bronheulog, Bryncroes, for damages arising out of a breach of contract. This was also a pig" case, plaintiff's buyer having bought two pigs at Penlanbach public house, Pwllheli, on Nov. 15th, from defendant, it being arranged that the defendant should bring them to Sarnfeillteyrn.-Defendant denied that any bargain had been made, but he admitted that he had offered the plain- tiffs 2s. 6d. not to enter the case.—Judgment was given for this amount. A CLERICAL DISPUTE. The Rev. T. H. Richards, rector of Rhiw, sued Mrs Roberts, relict of his suceessor in the cure, for the re- covery of £ 17 10s., for dilapidations in the Rectory.— Judgment was given by consent for the amount claimed, each to pay their own costs. THE COLLECTOR OF NEVIN. John Williams, at one time collector of poor rates for Nevin, was sued by John Parry and others, overseers of the parish, for the recovery of 227 149. 6d., which it was alleged had been collected by him after he had ceased to be t e be the collector.-The Judge thought that the Board of Guardians were the peoper parties to sue, and ordered a nonsuit to be entered. DINAS MAWDDWY. THE CHURCH. —The parish church, Mallwyd, has been recently supplied with an excellent stove bought from Messrs Spence, Shrewsbury. It is to be hoped that church-going folks will not be backward in aiding the worthy rector, the Rev. J. J. Brown, to meet the ex- penses (about -012) attendant on its purchase. PENNY READINGS. On Friday evening week, the second of the series of these meetings was held at the Schoolroom, the Rev. E. Williams in the chair. A varied and interesting programme was very satisfactorily per- formed. One special feature of these meetings is that the money received at the doors will be given in prizes to successful competitors in literature and technical and general knowledge. ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY COURT. This Court was held on Friday (yesterday) before Thomas Humphreys, Esq., Deputy-Judge. The cause list contained 240 plaints, of which the following came before the Judge. Williams and Others v. Eddis and Others. This was a case in which Peter Williams and four others were plaintiffs, suing the defendants, Mr H. W. Eddis and others, to recover wages for labour done. Mr Hughes appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr Hindle, Liverpool, for one of the defendants, Mr Chadwick, a commercial traveler, living in Liverpool. The case had been ad- journed from a previous court, and a further adjournment was now asked for by Mr Hughes. The plaintiffs were miners employed by the defendants, a Liverpool company, of which Mr Eddis was the secretary, in a venture near Aberystwyth.—Mr Hughes said he was unable to get at the books of the company, Mr Eddis having left Liver- pool, and it was now stated that he was in Paris.—His Honour adjourned the case for two months, and if the plaintiffs were not then ready with their case, there must be a nonsuit entered. Jones v. Jenkins.-Wm. Jenkins, farmer, Brynllwyd, near Aberystwyth, was sued by Evan Jones, builder, to recover £417s. 6d., for work done in flooring and repairing a barn. Mr Ravenhill was for defendant.—The plaintiff said that he had been engaged on a contract for the defendant's landlord, Capt. Richards. When the contract was com- Eleted defendant came to him, and said that he wanted im to do some work at the barn. Jones asked him whether he had any authority from the landlord, and he said that he had none, and then, in the presence of Her- bert, a workman employed by plaintiff, plaintiff told him that he should hold him responsible for the work. For the defence it was contended that Captain Richards ought to have been the defendant, as the work had been done by order of his agent, Mr Isaac Morgan. It was hardly probable that the defendant, a yearly tenant, would incur such an expense in repairs. The defendant, who was called as a witness, denied having said that he would become responsible for the cost of the work.—Mr Isaac Morgan, the agent for Captain Richards, was subpoenaed as a witness, but did not attend.—Judgment was given for the plaintiff for the full amount. Morris v. Jones.—Thomas Jones was sued by Henry Morris to recover 21, balance of wages due. The defend- ant had charge of some machinery at a mine in Dyliffe, and appointed the plaintiff his deputy at half a crown a day. Plaintiff was engaged for twenty-four days, and had only received 22.-The defendant complained that he had been overcharged. He admitted that he got 5s. a day for looking after the machinery, and his Honour suggested that it was only fair he should divide the "spoil "with the man who really did the work, and gave judgment for the full amount claimed. Richards v. Herbert. -William Herbert was sued by John Richards to recover 213, the value of a stack of corn. 210 10s. had been paid into court. Mr Hughes, who was for the plaintiff, said that both parties were farmers, and in October the plaintiff sold off his stock bv auction, the defendant buying a stack of corn for £ 13.—The defendant pleaded that ne had been taken in, as the better part of the stack had not been through the machine. [Judgment had not been given in this case when our report left court]-,



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