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ARP,IRDOVEY.. SUDDziq D-Ell.A shocking case of sudden death purred b on Monday. A servant in the employ of the Rev. Jones, named Jane Davies, a native of Machy*rose early in the morning for the purpose of washi^ some clothes. In a short time, she was found tl.1"ln. d, the cause of death being heart disease. On the F AIDe day an inquest was held on the body by Mr Griffith Jottfes Williams, and a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, was returned. The evidence was as followsMaiy Jones said I live at Glandovey Terrace. Deceased was in my service, and had been for five weeks. The last week she complained of pain in her chest, but did not describe the pain. She went to chapel twice yesterday, and last night, about a quarter of a mile dis- tant. She complained after walking home for a few minutes. There was no difficulty of breathing. She always walked slowly. She had some pepper in some water before she took her tea. She appeared better after- wards. I heard her moaning a little after three this morning. No one was in the same room with her. I went to her after she had taken some more of the pepper. When I saw her she looked as if in a fit. Her eyes seemed sunk in her head and her face pale. I ttied some cold water, but she did not take it. I found she was dead about six a.m. I went to Dr Lewis, but she was dead before he arrived. -John Pugh said I am a surgeon at Aberdovey. I have viewed the body of Jane Davies, and have also heard the evidence of the last witness. I am of opinion that deceased died of disease of the heart. CORWEN. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, the 28th ult.—Before the Rev. John Wynne, Captain Taylor, and W. Corbett Yale, Esq. Drunkenness. -Richard Davies, of Glyn Dyfrdwy, was charged by P.O. Roberts with being drunk, at Glyn Dyfrdwy, on the 1st ult.—A fine of 2s. 6d., and costs, was inflicted. Refusing to Pay Toll.-Robert Thomas, of Bala, was summoned at the instance of Margaret Hughes, toll collector, at Cilan Bar, for this offence.-Ordered to pay the costs in a fortnight's time. Illegal Claim jor Exemption of Toll.-Thomas Bodden, a farmer, in the neighbourhood of Llandrillo, was sum- moned at the instance of Margaret Hughes, the informant in the last case, for claiming exemption of toll while he was going on other business than those exempted in the Turnpike Act. Defendant asserted that he only took his horse to the smithy to be shod, while complainant said that he had been on other business, at Llandrillo Village.—The Bench considered the case proved, and fined defendant ls., and costs, and ordered him to pay the toll money. Illegal Hours.-Robert Hughes, of the Drovers' Arms, Llandrillo, was charged by P.C. Evans with having his house open and serving beer and liquor on Christmas Day, at illegal hours. Defendant showed that he had only friends in the house, who had been invited to tea, and that no beer or liquor was sold at illegal hours on that day.—Case dismissed. Butchers at Loggerheads.Eva.D Jones, of Cynwyd, butchfir, was charged by another butcher, David Roberts, of Llandrillo, with having embezzled 10s.his money. It appeared complainant had confided Evan with 20s. to pay for "stuff," to one Robert Morris, of Cynwyd; but Evan, taking advantage of the trust confided in him, only paid Morris 10s. out of it, and retained the other half. In defence Evan said that David and he were partners, and that he used to buy "stuff" for the firm, and on the day when he received the 20s., he had to go a journey to "buy "and was obliged to retain the 10s. for his "inci dentals," and had not the remotest intention of em- bezzling it. The man Morris corroborated Evan as to the contemplated journey, and keeping the 10s. towards the expense. The Bench ultimately dismissed the case.— There was another charge between the same parties, but it was not entered into. Larceny. Shatp Pi-actice. -Catherine Griffiths, alias Kitty Factory, of Cynwyd, was charged with stealing a parcel containing toys, from the shop of Mr Erasmus Edwards, of Corwen, on Wednesday last. It appeared that prisoner had gone into the shop, and when Mr Edwards had occasion to leave the shop for another part of the house, she managed to take off the shelf the box in question, and popped it under her shawl, and looked quite Unconcerned. Mrs Edwards, who had her sus- picions about prisoner, having lost a greait many articles from time to time, watched her this time, and saw all her manoeuvres—searched her, and found the box. Sergeant Williams was soon on the spot, and she was taken into custody. Prisoner preferred being tried summarily, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour. The Tramps Again.-The number of these walking gents had lately very much diminished, in consequence of the strict surveillance of the police in enforcing the Vagrancy Act, but they begin again to visit -our ctown and neighbourhood, and two of them were brought up to- day and charged with begging, by P.C. 'Roberts. One, whose name was Thomas Jones, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, and the other, John Smith, to three weeks' hard labour. These were the first sessions at which Mr Yale took his seat on the bench since qualifying as magistrate for this county. RUABON. AN ASSOCIATION FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS. A meeting of schoolmasters from the neighbourhood of Ruabon, called for thepurpose of taking into considera- tion the advisability of forming an association for school- masters, was held in the National Schools, Ruabon, on Saturday last. The following were present:—Mr J. Archer, Penycae N.S., Mr A. Brown, Brymbo N.S., Mr W. G. Jones, Ruabon 7N. S., Mr E. H. Davies, Overton N.S., Mr W. Baker, RhosllaneroontgOg N.S., Mr 'J. Bond, Llangollen N.-R, Mr Coburn, Rhosymedre N.S., Mr T. Davies, Mineral N.S., Mr J. Parkinson, Pentre N.S., near Newbridge, Mr Haughton, Wrexham N.S., and Mr H. Roberts, Wrexham. Mr Haughton having been voted to the chair, a code of rules for the management and carrying on of an associa- tion was submitted by Mr W. G.'Jones to the meeting, and after some discussion adopted. The following is the basis of the intended -sssociation I.—That this association be calkid "the Denbighshire and Flintshire Church of England Sdhool Teachers^ Asso- ciation." II-—That the objects of this aisseciation are—(a) To bring together in closer bonds of sympathy and co-opera- tion the Church school teachers of -,the district; (b) the mutual benefit of. its onembers by thetaelivery of lectures, reading of papers, and discussion of ieducational and other topics connected with the interests <>f the scholastic pro- fession. III.-That the association shall -,consist of the clergy, and certificated ghool- teachers who.are members of the Church of England. IV.—That the.officers of the association consist of a president, vice-president, and secretary and a committee of nine members, any five of whom- shall form a quorum, all to be elected at the annual meeting. V.—That meetings of the association shall be held four times a year at -two-eclock,, at anyplace decided upon at the last meeting. VI.—That notices of motions, and reading of papers, shall be made known to the committee two weeks before the day of meeting. VII.—That a special meeting may at any time be called by the secretary at the request of the oommittee or through a requisition of-six members at least. Vrll.-T.hat eadh member pay, in advance, an annual subscription-af two shillings and sixpence. # IX.-Tha.t the admission dfliany member to this asso- ciation be proposed and seconded by two of the members. X.—1That all meetings be opened and-Closed with prayer from the liturgy of the-Uhurch of England. After the discussion of the rales it was arranged that circulars should be sent inviting the attendance of those likely to become members to the first animal meeting, to be held in Wrexham on Saturday, April 2nd, when the rules will be discussed and, if necessary, amended and finally adopted. The officers will then be appointed, and the association will proceed to the discus-don of educa- tional topics. The greatest unanimity piovcaled as to the proposal that an association should be formed, and it was stated that as far m-cotild-in so short a time be ascertained the clergy generally would support it. SHREWSBURY. SAD DEATH BY DROWNING. Considerable.excitement was caused in the Airbey Foregate and Coleham on Jan. 28th by the occurrence .of a melancholy accident to two boys named Bliss and Collier, the former, the son of a ..sawyer living in Ccdeham, the latter the son of one of the keepers at the County Lunatic AsyUiui. The unfortunate youths, with a njiojber of their companions, tempted by the apparent safety of the ice, ventured on the Abbey pool, a large sheet Of water much frequented by skaters in the winter. Unfortunately this iee, which ap- peared to be thick and safe, gave way, and the two boys were speedily under water. Efforts were at once made to save them, their cries for help being piteous in the ex- treme, and a ladder was obtained, which W5LR in the pool when a man named William Ebrey courageously went down 4t, and beneath the water to the depth of ten feet. The bodies had disappeared, but they were reeidvered, through Ebrey's heroic exertions as soon as possible, when one of them was found to be quite dead, the other having signs of vitality. The house surgeon to the Infirmary, who was on the flpot, assisted by Sergeant J. Davies, of the borough police force, adopted every available means to restore animation, but without effect. The scene on the banks of the pool was most heartrending. An inquiry was held into the circumstances at the Crown Inn, Cole- ham, on Friday ewening, before the borough coroner, Corbet Davies, Esq., when the above facts were detailed by a number of witnesses, and a verdict of accidentally drowned" was returned by the jury, who warmly com- plimented Ebrey on his heroic conduct, and subscribed a sovereign for him in acknowledgment of it. A GENTLEMAW CONVICTED OF AsSAULT.-Am amault case of more than usual interest came before the magis- trates on Feb. 28th. Herbert Pryce Jones, son of a gentle- men residing at Greenfields, near the town, was summoned for having on the previous Tuesday assaulted Robert Leslie. Mr C. Chandler appeared for the complainant; Mr Wm. Salt for the defendant. -Robert Leslie stated that he lived at Greenfields, and was an overlooker in the service of the Midland Waggon Company. On Tuesday, between 4 and 5 p.m., in going home from his work he crossed afield in the occupation of Mr Barter, which he was m the habit of doing with Mr Barber's knowl idge and con- sent. Defendant, who had a gun in his hand, crossed his path. Complainant said, Master Jones, are you aware that you are on trespass ?" Defendant walked on without halting, and then said, If you give me any of your in- solence I'll give you what foradding, If I had five minutes at you I'd give you what for." Complainant answered, "Oh, indeed, five minutes at me!" and then went on towards his home; defendant followed. Com- plainant then turned round and stood, and defendant went up to him and asked, Who authorised you to order me off the ground ?" Leslie replied that he knew Mr Barber had never given him (Mr Jones) permission. De- fendant then struck him a violent blow on the nose, which stunned him for a minute or two, when he said he would make defendant pay for that. Defendant thereupon put his gun down, and struck complainant with his two fists several times (his face bearing marks of severe illusage). He lost a good deal of blood he had done nothing to pro- voke Mr Jones; had never had a quarrel with him, and had said nothing offensive or abusive to him—nothing more than he had repeated to the Bench.—In cross- examination by Mr Salt, Leslie said he had frequently crossed that field, and had authority from Mr Barber to do so whenever he liked. He did not swear at defendant, or shake his fists in his face. He never offered to fight defendant; he had a dog with him, but he did not set it at him.—For the defence Mr Salt called Mr Richard Barber, the occupier of the field, who stated that Mr Jones and his family had the exclusive right of sporting over the land. He had never given complainant permis- sion to use the field, but he had no objection to his doing so—Miss Mary Pryce Jones, defendant's sister, stated that a little before five on Tuesday evening she was coming out of a cottage adjoining complainant's, when she heard voices in altercation in the adjoining field. She knew that one was her brother's voice, and she saw that Leslie was the other man. They were speaking in rather high words, which she could not distinguish, and then Leslie shook his fist in her brother's face. Upon that her brother said something which she could not hear, moved a few paces back, and then laid down his gun, after which he went up to complainant and they both fought. She was positive they both fought, but could not say which of the two struck first. They both took to fight, the one as much as the other. When it was over Leslie ran home, and her brother got quietly over the fence into the road.—The Bench, after a lengthy delibera- tion in private, fined the defendant 40s., and 10s. 6d. costs.—The adjudicating magistrates were J. Watts, J. Walton, T. Groves, and J. T. Nightingale, Esqrs. FORDEN. TESTIMONIAL TO A RAILWAY OFFICIAL. As soon as it became known that we were to lose the services of Mr E. Beedles, the late station-master, whose removal was necessitated by his appointment to a similar position at Buttington, it was at once determined to present him with some small testimonial in acknowledg- ment of the very efficient, as well as courteous manner in which he had discharged his official duties, both with reference to the railway company and the general public. Sufficient money was soon raised for the purpose required, and was expended in the purchase (at the establishment of Mr J. Evans, Welshpool) of a very handsome and service- able time-piece, which, together with a suitable address, was presented to him at a dinner at the Railway Tavern on Friday evening week. Between twenty and thirty of his friends sat down, under the presidency of Mr M. Williams Mr J. Jones (Nantcribba) very worthily filling the position of vice-chairman. Grace having been said, ample justice was soon done to the very excellent spread prepared and served up in firstrate style by Host and Hostebs Owen, to whom great praise is due for their liberal catering for the occasion. Upon the removal of the cloth, the CHAIRMAN gave the loyal toasts. Song, The Indian Weed," Mr W. Williams. The CHAIRMAN then gave the Army, Navy, Militia, Yeomanry, and Volunteers," coupling with the toast the name of Mr T. Bunner, as an ex-member of the Yeomanry. (Loud cheers.)—Mr T. BUNNER responded. Song, The Fishermen," Mr J. Pryce. Mr J. JONES begged to give the toast of the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese," coupling it with the name of their esteemed vicar, the Rev. R. J. Harrison. (Lowd cheers.) He should call upon Mr Amos to respond. Mr AMOS, in answering to the call, said—I feel very sensible of the honour of being associated with so im- portant a toast, but must likewise confess that I feel perfectly inadequate to do full justice either to the toast or to the rev. gentleman whose name has been so suitably connected with it. To attempt to do the latter would be as vain as to "paint the lily," as every one present is fully as able, ana probably more able, to testify to his real worth, both as a pastor, landlord, magistrate, and neigh- bour than myself. I have, however, one duty to discharge with reference to the toast, that is, permission to convey the rev. gentleman's entire acquiescence in the object of our gathering this evening—(hear, hear) ^-as well as to express to Mr Beedles his cordial congratulations on his recent promotion, and to convey his best wishes for his future happiness. (Applause.) Song, "Let us help one another," Mi-Emmanuel. The CHAIRMAN again rose and said—Mr Vice-Chairman and gentlemen Doubtless you are as Well aware as I am myself of the object of our gathering this evening. It is true I am in part public property, though I cannot but think that I am occupying a position which would have; been more worthily filled by some one else—(no, no)- still I am very proud of the honour you have conferred upen me in asking me to preside. You all know that it is contrary to my usual habits to attend meetings of this kind, but justice to a friend and a neighbour induced me to depart from my usual course. (Hear, hear.) I have known Mr Beedles for a long time, and have always seen those things in him which I admire, viz., truth, honesty, and straightforwardness. (Cheers.) Before I sit down I beg to -call upon Mr Amos to read the address which has been prepared, -and ask Mr J. Evans to make the pre- sentation. Mr AMOS read the following address, after which the presentation was made Dear Sip,-Wie, your friends, neighbours, and fellow employes, take the present opportunity oi offering to you our most hearty con- gratulations upon your recent promotion, though not; unmingled with regret at your removal from amongst us. It has afforded us much satisfaction and pleasure to have witnessed the cour- teous bearing,* the obliging disposition, and uniform kindness of manner invariably manifested by you upon every occasion towards all whom either business or pleasure ^brought into contact with you in your position as station-master; at the same time rendering strict justice to the interests both of your em- ployers and the public, while in the discharge of your official duties. That you have earned a title to the confidence of the former is evident from your recent promotion. We are not the less willing to acknowledge and appreciate, however slightly, your services, and we should be sorry that either they or The old acquaintance be forgot, And never called to mind." We therefore ask your kind acceptance of thistimepiece, which we hope-you will value not so much for its intrinsic worth as from its being a small, but inadequate expression of the feelings of respect and, esteem which we entertain towards you person- ally. We hope that it will fulfil the twofold purpose of reminding you of the happy time spent amongst us, as well as prove an additional incentive to the profitable use of the time ■which may be granted to you in your fue. That success may crown your efforts in your new sphere of duty, that every blessing may rest upon you, as well as upon those that are most near and dear to you; and that we may all one day meet "where time- shall be no more," are the sincere prayers and hearty desires df your faithful friends and well-wishers, Fowlen, Jan. 1870. THE SUBSCRIBERS. A letter from H. D. Scholfield, Esq., was here read, expressing best wishes for Mr Beedles. The CHAIKMAH then said I now give, Long life, hap- ness, and prosperity to Mr and Mrs Beedles." (Three times three and musical honours.) Song, The Roast Beef of Old England." Mr BEEDLES (who was received with much applause) said—Mr Chairman and gentlemen: No doubt you natur- ally expect me to say something upon this occasion. I assure you I feel deeply thankful for your great kindness to- wards me-both as expressed in the address, as well as in the handsome present by which it was accompanied. I cannot find words to express sufficiently all that I feel, but I hope you "will believe that what I do say- comes from my heart. (Cheers..) It-is true that I had a somewhat difficult task to perform, having a duty both to my employers and the pnfelic. Mytask was, however, much lightened by the civility and kindness which I met with from those with whom I had >t« do. (Hear, hear.) If my pace was too quick in the eaarying out of my duties I hope this time- piece will serve to keep me in proper time. I again beg to thank you most heartily on behalf of Mrs Beedles and myself, and wish you all much happiness. (Cheers.) Song, The Hunters," Mr Meddins. Mr PRYCE then proposed very eulogistacally the health of Mr W. Williams, of Leighton. (Drunk with honours.) Mr WILLIAMS said—I am exceedingly obliged to Mr Pryee and the -company for so cordially drinking my health. I think we have done to-day no more than Mr Beedles deserved, and it affords me "much pleasure to be present. (Cheers.) I know more perhaps of the guest of the evening than many present, having had many trans- actions with him as a trader in "black diamonds" and "gold dust"—(laughter)— and I have always found his dealings characterized by the strictest accuracy and upright- ness. (Cheers.) I am sure that he must have profited by what he learned in school, viz., his duty towards God and his neighbour. I have the greatest pleasure in wish- in him success, and Long may he live, Happy may he be, Full of contentment, From misfortune free. (Loud cheers.) Song, Put your Shoulder to the Wheel." The CHAIRMAN then gave the health of Mr S. Jones, churchwarden, remarking that he was ever ready in any good work. (Very heartily received.) Mr JONES suitably responded. Song, The Curly Headed Boy." Mr T. WILLIAMS then proposed "The Committee," associating with it Mr James Evans, who had been the most active promoter. (Three times three.) Mr EVANS having responded, Mr J. JONES proposed in very laudatory terms the health of Mr and Miss Amos, wishing them long life and happiness. (Applause.) This toast having been suitably acknowledged, "The Host and Hostess," "The Chairman, and Vice-Chair- inan," and The Station Master," were then severally given and received most enthusiastically. These were sue- eeeded by others of a personal character, after which songs, &c., were given until the iron hand pointed to the small hours, when Our next Merry Meeting" was given, the very pleasant evening terminating by the singing of God Save the Queen."



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