« MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. XrOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the next 13! GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the Peace for the County of Merioneth will be holden on Tuesday, the Fifth day of April. 1870, in the County Hall, Dol- gelley, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, when the Court will audit all such bills and accounts against the ) County as shall then be delivered, and will transact the I business relating to the Assessment, Application, and Management of the County Stock or Rate, and of the Police Rate and the General County Business; after which the Court will be adjourned to the following day, to be held at the same place, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, when the Grand and Petty Jurors will be called over, and the Court will proceed to hear and determine all matters brought before them in the following order 1st, in the Trial of Prisoners; 2nd, in the Hearing of Appeals 3rd, in Hearing Motions, and in the transac- tion of such other business as may be brought before the Court. The Clerks to the Justices of the several divisions are requested to transmit to me, Seven days before the Ses- sions, all Depositions, Convictions, and Recognizances which shall have been then taken, with any instructions for indictments which they may be able to give. Dated this 15th day of Marcn, 1870. EDWARD BREESE, Clerk of the Peace.. SONG. "THE DREAM." WORDS by R. E. EGERTON WARBURTON Esq., of Arley. Music by W. F. CROSSLEY, Organist of the Parish Church, Dolgelley. London: ASHDOWN & PARRY. May be had of Mr OWEN REES, Bookseller, Dolgelley; and Messrs ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, AND VENABLES, Oswestry. A good song, remarkable for taste and feeling. There is much nice writing in the accompaniment. "-Choir and Musical Record. "There is considerable merit both in the words and music of this song"- Orchestra. TO ADVERTISERS. ALL ADVERTISEMENTS sent to the ABER- YSTWYTH TIMES are also inserted, without xtra charge, in the CAMBRIAN NEWS AND MERI- ONETHSHIRE STANDARD, and thus find their way to a large circle of readers in Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire, as well as Cardiganshire. Advertisements should be sent, not later than Thursday evening if intended for publication in the current week, to the Publisher, PHILIP WILLIAMS 12, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth.
The Irish Land Bill was read a second time yesterday week, after a division in which the conspicuous insignifi- cance of the minority—only eleven-helped to show the remarkable unaniminity with which the measure has been received. At a subsequent meeting of the Conservative party Mr DISRAELI brought forward some amendments which he intends to move in committee, but it is not likely that there will be much fighting, or that the measure will be seriously modified in any particular.—The discussion upon the Education Bill has continued during the week, and the debate will be resumed to-night. The Bill will pass its second reading, and Mr DIXON will most likely withdraw his amendment; but the Government will hardly venture to displease a large and influential section of their supporters by refusing to alter the provisions re- lating to religious education. An article on the subject appears in another column.—The Ballot Bill was under discussion on Wednesday, when the Marquis of HARTING- TON expressed his approval of the principle of the measure, which, doubtless, will become law at no distant day. The debate was adjourned.—The same day Mr WYKEHAM MARTIN withdrew his Game Bill, after receiving an as- surance that Government were disposed to deal with the subject. -On Thursday Mr FOBTESCUK introduced the Bill for the better protection of life and property in Ireland.— Up to the time of our writing, nothing has been heard of the CITY OF BOSTON, but strong hopes are still entertained of her safety. In a few days, however, news must be re- ceived or hope abandoned.—From abroad we hear of the death of MONTALKMBERT, one of the best of Freuchmen- a man of singularly pure life and high purpose, of ardent devotion to the Catholic Church, but of liberal views.— The POPE is reported to be seriously unwell.—The fatal result of the duel between the Duke DE MONTPENSIER and Don ENRIQUE DE BOURBON has caused considerable ex- citement, but more intense out of Spain than in that country, where the tragedy took place. It seems to be imagined that the Duke's chances of obtaining the throne are not affected, at any rate adversely, by the occurrence.
The new Bishop of St. ÅsAPH has at length been appointed..The clergyman whom Mr GLADSTONE has selected for the post is the Rev. JOSHUA HUGHES, vicar of Llandovery, and a proctor in Convocation for the diocese of St. Davids. He is a Welshman, an eloquent preacher in his native tongue, and a member of what is called the Low Church party. The large number of petitions presented by Mr HOLLAND and others, as recorded in another column, help to shew the strong feeling against some of the clauses of the Edu- cation Bill which exists amongst the dissenters of Wales. The local authorities at Aberystwyth are to meet on Tuesday to consider the water question—not a day too soon. The summer is fast advancing, and if any steps need to be taken in the matter, they certainly ought to be taken at once. It is stated that, in consequence of the pressure of busi- ness, and the competition for precedence on the nights re- served fer motions by private members, Mr WATKIN WiLT.irA sls motion on the Welsh Church will not come on until the first Tuesday after the Easter vacation. The magisterial examination in the case of the Welsh Fasting Girl has ended, after a protracted enquiry, in the discharge of the medical men, and the committal of the mother, as well as the father, on a charge of manslaughter, both being admitted to bail. Such a termination of the examination was probable all along. The trial of Mr and Mrs JACOBS cannot now take place till the summer assizes, as the spring assizes have just terminated. Last week's Ghutrdian, in an article on "Dissenters Burials," criticized Mr OSBOBNS MORGAN'S Bill. Our contemporary acknowledges that there are some hardships and inconveniences in the present state of things which it is desirable to remove, but believes that the Burials Bill is not wholly free from the liability to introduce even greater inconveniences than those which now exist. The Guardian, recognizing the grievance to which Dissenters are subject, in having sometimes to tolerate, at the burial of their dead, offices or ministers uncongenial to them, and at other times to see the remains of their friends committed to the tomb with no service at all, does not wonder that they should agitate for relief. But our contemporary argues that if the required relief is granted, clergymen of the Established Church must be released from the obligation to officiate at the funeral of a dissenter. We suppose there would be no real hardship in this, although both here, and in the rest of our contemporary's remarks, it appears to be forgotten that the Conformist clergy are ministers of the State, and that if they accept the ad- vantages of that position they must not try to escape its liabilities to discharge functions not always agreeable to their feelings. The Guardian argues also that if parochial burial grounds—many of which are the results of private beneficence-are to be treated as common property, so must the burial grounds of dissenters; but here again, rarely the fact to which we have adverted is strangely lost sight of The reason for demanding that dis- senters shall be allowed to use parochial grave- yards is simply that those graveyards are, not the property of any one church, but of the nation, and the tuquoque argument of our contemporary therefore falls to the ground. Indeed it is shortsighted arguments like these which, more than the assaults of dissenters, hasten on the possibility of disestablishment. The sug- gestion of the Guardian, to call upon Boards of Guardians to provide cemeteries, instead of adopting the simple and inexpensive provisions of Mr MORGAN'S Bill, is hardly worth notice. To say nothing of the dis- tance at which the cemeteries might be placed from some parts of the union, the expense of providing them is totally unnecessary, as long as there are graveyards all over the country only partially filled. The Guardian has made the mistake of trying to defend the exclusive rights of its cheats, instead of taking a broad view of the subject, and comprehending the increase of strength and vitality which every reform in the direction of liberality must bring to the Church of England.
BUMALS REGULATION BILL. The second reading of this Bill is fixed for Wednesday next, and it is important that any petitions in its support should be sent up at once. Our readers will see with regret that Mr Osborne Morgan, who has charge of the Bill, has just sustained a severe family bereavement, in the loss of his father, the vicar of Conway. MERIONETH SHIRE ASSIZES.—We understand that the reason of the early adjournment of these assizes on 1 burs- day was owing to the receipt by the learned judge, of a day was owing to the receipt by the learned judge, of a number of papers from the Home Secretary, relating to I the case of Jacob Spinas, the Swiss who is now lying i under sentence of death passed by the learned judge at the late Old Bailey Sessions. PETITIONS PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT.—By Mr S. Holland, calling for alterations in the Education Bill, from nonconformists at Corwen, Rhydywernen, Druid, Llandderfel, Gwyddelwern, Talsarnau, Bettwy-G.-Goch, Cefnddwysarn, Aberganolwyn, Aberdovey, Corris, Llwyn- gwril, Talybont, Pennal, Cwmtirmyuach, Festiniog, Blaenau Festiniog, Llanbedr, Dyffryn, Dolgelley (4), Talyllyn, Llanaber, Llanenddwyn, Llanycil, Llanfachreth (2), Llanuwchllyn, Rhiwspardyn, Rhydymain, Llanegryn, Aberllefenni, Llandrillo, Bontddu, Ruthin, Llanelltid (3), Llangwm, Llansaintffraid, Glanyrafon, Croesor, Bala (2), Bryncrftg, Penrhyndeudraeth, Trawsfynydd, Maentwrog, Harlech (2), Towyn, and Barmouth (2). by Mr Evan Richards, from Baptists at Penypark and other places and Sir T. D. Lloyd, from Calvinistic Methodists, Taber- nacle, Cardigan, from Aberystwyth, and other places, in favour of altering the clauses in the Education Bill referring to religious instruction. Mr C. W. Wynn, from Bethesda, Llansaintffraid, praying for certain alterations in the Bill. Mr Figgins, from Castle-gates Chapel, Shrewsbury, to the same effect. Mr G. Osborne Morgan, from nonconformist communities in Denbighshire against certain clauses of the Education Bill. Mr C. W. Wynn, from Meifod and Pontrobert, to the same effect. Mr Hanbury Tracy, from Baptist congregations at Llanfyllin, Independents at Llan- fyllin, the inhabitants of Newtown, and members of the Wesleyan Methodist connexion in Montgomeryshire, to the same effect. Mr Ormsby Gore, from Wellington, praying for the abolition of the Contagious Diseases Act. •adWt1 "■*
ABERYSTWYTH. DRUNKENNESS.—At the Magistrates' Clerk's Office on Thursday, before John Matthews, Esq., mayor, a dis- reputable looking woman named Elizabeth Smith was brought up in custody, charged with being drunk in Mary- street, on the previous night.-P.C. David Thomas said he saw the prisoner in Mary-street drunk, and enquired of her what she was doing there, when she said that she wished to be taken into custody, and that if he would not take her she would do something in order to have a month over it. He then took her to the lock-up. -The defendant was fined 5s., and costs; in default, seven days' imprison- ment. BAND OF Horig —The second of the monthly meetings of the Band of Hope, in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel in Queen-street, was held on Monday night last. The chair was taken by the Rev. D. Young, of Tre'rddol. The programme consisted of more than twenty pieces selected for the occasion, including singing and recitations. The singing was under the able leadership of Mr John Morgan and Mr Richard Richards. The proceedings were considered very successful. The chairman at the close of the meeting gave a speech on the necessity for everyone, who would wish to become eminent men, to strive for themselves. OBTAINING GOODS UNDER FALSE PRETENCES.—COM- MITTAL OF THE PRISONER.—Daniel Morgan, of Castell-fflur, near Pontrhydfendigaid, was on Friday, the 11th inst., brought up in custody before John Davies, Esq., charged with having obtained timber from Thomas Jones, Esq., merchant, of this town, on the previous Monday evening, under false pretences.—Prosecutor said that on the previous Monday evening the prisoner, whom" he did not know, came to his office, and asked for some Memel staves, and the price of them. Witness referred to his memorandum book, and told prisoner the price of them. He was then led to understand that the prisoner wanted to purchase two staves, but had only money to pay for one. Prisoner produced three shillings and sixpence in silver. Witness told the prisoner that he did not receive money there, except that which passed through the books, and directed prisoner to go down to his saw mills at Tanycae, and have the goods wanted from witness's son, adding, however, that he was to pay forthem. The prisoner went to the sawmills, had the goods, and took the same away without paying for them. Had prisoner asked witness at get the goods on credit he should not have allowed it. Witness had since ascertained from his books that prisoner was indebted to him for goods since 1867.—E. J. Jones, son of last witness, said that prisoner came to him at the saw mills for some Memel staves, and said he had been speak- ing with witness's father, andasked the price of the staves. When informed of the price prisoner took three staves away, and soon returned to fetch two more, and gave wit- ness to understand that it was not his intention to pay for them. Witness told him as he did not know him he could not give credit to a stranger, and then prisoner said it was all right, inasmuch as prisoner had seen Mr Jones at his office about them, and that it had been agreed that he should have them on credit. Upon the faith of that wit- ness allowed him to take the timber away on credit. Witness asked him his name, and he informed him that it was William Hughes, of Pontrhydfendigaid. The name Wm. Hughes was entered on the book as having had goods amounting to 15s. on credit.-John Morgan said he was in the employ of the prosecutor, and related what took place at the saw mills between the prisoner and the last witness, and corroborated his evidence.—Sergeant David Evans said he apprehended the prisoner under a warrant. Asked him if his name was Daniel Morgan, and whether he had been at Aberystwyth on Monday purchasing some timber of Mr Jones, the prosecutor, when prisoner replied in the affirmative. -The prisoner stated that it was untrue that he gave the name of William Hughes, and denied having obtained the goods under false pretences; he said his name was Daniel Morgan, and he told Mr Jones's son that he would pay for the timber in a month.—Committed to the next quarter sessions; bail accepted in the sureties of David Jones, of Old Abbey, in the parish of Caron, and Daniel James, of Mynachty, Ystradmeurig. Music AND READINGS.—An entertainment was held at the new National School in this town, on Friday evening last, under the patronage of the Ship Insurance Company and maritime interest of the town, for the benefit of the widow of the late John Evans, master mariner, belonging to this place, who was accidentally killed at Newport on the 28th of December. Mr Thomas Jones consented to take the chair on the occasion. The conductor of the proceedings was Mr Bervon, the organist of St. Michael's Church. As great sympathy was felt in the town for the widow and her children, a large number of the inhabitants attended. The greatest credit is due to many of the lead- ing master mariners and seafaring men in the place for the hearty exertions they took to realize a good sum of money. We are happy to learn that the sum of about 215 was received, which, after deducting some trifling expenses, will be handed over to the widow. The following was the programme of the proceedings :— Rban gan- "Hen Adgofion" The Choir Duet—" The Convent Bell" Misses Davies and Jones Reading Mr Griffiths Quartette—" Over the Summer Waves"Mr J. Davies and Party Song and chorus-" Rock me to Sleep, Mother" Miss E. LI. Jones and Party Reading-" Chapter of Misses" Mr W. Lloyd Son#—" Perhaps it's as well as it is" Miss A. Davies Duet and chorus—" Down where the Blue Bells grow"—Misses H. Hughes, E. Jones, and the Choir Trio—"Now to the Forest" Messrs R. James, W. Jones, and K. Jones Reading—" Pythias and Damon" Mr G. H. Thomas Song and choms-11 Maggie May"Mr W. Jenkins and the Choir Duet-" Autumn Song"Misses E. Edwards and M. Lewis Song Miss Hughes Reading (Welsh) Mr David Thomas Song and chorus-" Mill May" Mr W. Jones and the Choir Duet-" All's Well". Miss A. Davies and Mr D. Phillips Reading-" Cleon andl" Mr H. G. O. Thomas Song-" Clychau Aberdyfl" Miss M. Morgan Song and quartette-" Come where my Love lies Dreaming" Mrs Trevethan and Party Chorus-IC The Victor's Return" The Choir Finale-" God Save the Queen" LITERARY INSTITUTE AND READING Room.-A meeting of the members was held on Monday evening at the Rooms: present, Rev. E. O. Phillips, M.A., vicar, in the chair; the Revds. D. Francis, and O. Davies, B.A., curates, the Rev. A. Griffith, A.B., the Rev. D. Thomas, Wesleyan minister, the Rev. W. Jones, Capt. Bassett Lewis, Dr C. Rice Williams, Mr G. T. Smith, hon. sec., and Messrs G. Hunt Thomas, M. H. Davis, J. W. Thomas, R. Webster, W. Griffiths, and D. D. Davies, &c.-The Chairman drew the attention of the meeting to a rumour that was current of the wish of Mr Smith, the newly appointed hon. secretary, to resign. Mr Smith in- formed them that he had intended taking that step, but at the express desire of many of his friends he bad re- considered the matter, and expressed his willingness to act, which announcement was received with great ap- plause. -Capt. Lewis moved that the committee be re- organized, and therefore in lieu of rule 2 he proposed that the following be adopted—" That the affairs of the insti- tution be managed by a president, secretary, treasurer, and committee of five members, three to form a quorum, two of the committee to retire at each annual meeting, but to This was seconded by the Rev. A. Griffith, and carried unanimously. The following gen- tlemen were appointed at a further stage of the proceed- ings :—Capt. C. B. Lewis, Mr M. H. Davis, Rev. A. Griffith, Mr J. P. Jones, and the Rev. O. Davies. As an amendment to rule 3, Capt. Lewis moved that the sub- scriptions of the working men be paid half-yearly, instead of quarterly as at present, but as many present were of opinion that it would press too heavily upon the working part of the community, the rule was left unaltered. Rule 14 was amended, and instead of half-yearly meetings as at Eresent, quarterly meetings of the committee are to be eld in the library of the institution, but this was not intended to do away with the pre- sent yearly meetings of the subscribers. When rule 17 came under consideration, the vicar said it might perhaps be an appropriate time for him to read a letter he had received from Mr Powell, of Nanteos. In it he said he was going to present the institution with a beauti- ful work of art, entitled Faust and Marguerite. He also expressed himself highly dissatisfied at the manner in which the books had been kept. He had intended send- ing a donation of books to the institute;, but would with- hold them for the present. Rule 19 elicited a eharp dis- cussion, and as amended stands thus :—That none of the existing laws shall be altered or added to except at a meeting to be held on the last Monday in January, annually." Upon a motion of the Rev. O. Davies, se- conded by Mr M. H. Davis, it was agreed that the librarian was to receive five per cent. upon all subscrip- tions he could collect; this therefore takes all the respon- sibility of collecting from the secretary's hands. A motion was proposed to see that the Western Mail be received at the institute. Mr J. P. Jones also expressed his intention of giving the institute the Carnarvon Herald and the Liverpool Weekly Mercury. The Rev. A. Griffith pro- posed—" That the committee be instructed when the funds will admit of it, to subscribe to Mudie's library, so as to obtain a constant supply of new books, and that sub- scribers of one guinea be permitted to take out one such book at a time." This was seconded by Mr M. H. Davis. Mr J. P. Jones remarked that he should wish for the books to be free to all the members; at the same time he would most gladly double his subscription if such was to be the case. He moved an amendment. Mr M. H. Davis seconded this, amidst great laughter. He said in explanation that he had imperfectly apprehended Mr Griffith's proposition. Now, having found out that it was intended to exclude Working men from the benefits to be derived from these books, be would support the amendment of Mr Jones with all his heart. The Rev. A. Griffith explained his motion. If the resolution he pro- posed were carried, instead of leading to any outlay, it would prove the reverse, as it would induce several of the half-guinea subscribers to become guinea ones. Gentle- men in the neigbbourhood would be very glad of an op- portunity of getting books down from London, which would induce them to become subscribers. Another ad- vantage accruing from the plan would be, that whilst the subscriptions would be increased 10s. 6d., the outlay would be but trifling, and the surplus would be devoted to the institution. Many of those present objected to the plan, as it might lead to create ill-feeling. Capt. Lewis gave his experience in such matters, which was a very exten- sive one, and heartily supported Mr Griffith's motion, which had been seconded by a member. It was then put to the meeting, but was negatived by a large majority.— Mr W. Griffiths, National School, proposed that an offer which had been made by Mr David Jenkins, junior, printer, that he would supply the institution with the Spectator every Monday morning at half price, be ac- cepted, which was carried unanimously; and Mr J. W. Thomas expressed his willingness to purchase the same from the institution at half the price given.—Mr J. P. Jones moved that a box be fixed up in the reading room, in which visitors might drop subscriptions, which was seconded by Mr M. H. Davis, and passed nem. con. -A vote of thanks to the Rev. E. O. Phillips, vicar, for his able conduct in presiding, brought the successful meeting to a COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, TUESDAY.-Present: The Mayor, Messrs J. J. Atwood, J. P. Jones, J. H. Jones, Chas. Hackney, D. Williams, E. W. Jones, Capt. Bassett Lewis; Mr D. Lloyd, assistant clerk; Mr Vaughan, surveyor. The Blacksmith's Bill. -Amongst other bills which came before the commissioners was one for 23 15s., for six months' work by the blacksmith employed by the com- missioners.—Mr J. P. Jones complained that the bill ought to have been presented fortnightly, in accordance with a previous order of the Board.—Mr Vaughan said that the order of the Board should be attended to, and promised that the bill should be laid before the commis- sioners at each fortnightly meeting. The Extension of the Telegraph. -Application was made by Mr Humphreys, the postmaster, for permission to erect five telegraph poles on ground belonging to the commissioners. The request was granted without dis- cussion. The Water Supply of the Towr.. -Attention was called by Capt. Bassett Lewis to the water supply of the town, and that gentleman asked what arrangement was being made for the supply during the ensuing season. It was necessary that the attention of the commissioners should be directed to a consideration of the matter without further delay, and he proposed that an early day be named for the holding of a special meeting of the Board to consider the matter.—Mr J. P. Jones asked why the committee had not reported upon the subject.—Mr Hackney ex- pressed surprise at the apathy which was evinced by the committee in dealing with the subject.—Mr Jessie Mor- gan called attention to the fact that the supply of pipes was exhausted.—The commissioners had been informed of this at a previous meeting, but no action had been taken by them.—Mr J. P. Jones thought that the by-laws should also come under the consideration of the special meeting.—Mr D. Lloyd said that the by-laws, with the alterations, were yet lying at the office of the clerk.—It was resolved that a special meeting be called for Tuesday for the discussion of the water supply, and also of the by-laws of the town. The Utilization of Semage.-A circular letter was read from the secretary of the Association for the Utilization of Sewage, asking the commissioners to subscribe towards the cost of carrying out certain experiments. The Board decided to take no action upon the matter. Marine Terrace.-Mr Jessie Morgan said that the new pipes ordered to be laid down from the clock tower to the reservoir had not yet been put down. He now applied for some new pipes to be laid down on the Marine-terrace. The terrace was in very good condition, and there was an objection to breaking up the ground.—Mr Atwood thought that the question should be decided by a large Board, and no action was taken upon the matter. The State of the Castle Grounds.—Mr J. P. Jones called attention to the state of the west side of the Castle grounds. The railings were loosened by the action of the sea on the ground.—Mr Vaughan promised to attend to the matter. A Nuisance in Laura-plwe.-A memorial, signed by several inhabitants of Laura-place, was presented to ,the Board. In it the memorialists complained of a nuisance in the locality, and Mr Williams attended to support the memorial.—Sergeant Evans said that there were a num- ber of rags collected together, thi& being the nuisance complained of. The smell was not very unpleasant.— Captain Lewis proposed that the street commissioners should visit the spot and judge for themselves.—Mr E. W. Jones seconded the motion, which was carried. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNMDAY. -Before the Mayor and John Davies, Esq. Assault upon a Servant Girl.—Mrs Emma Davies, the wife of Mr Davies, builder, Newfoundland-street, was summoned by Margaret Owen, a servant girl in Mr Davies's employ, for having- committed an assault upon her.—The complainant said that last Sunday morning, about seven o'clock, she was in the kitchen when Mrs Davies came in, aad: after she had taken her breakfast complained that the fire was not cleared out. The com- plainant then poked the fire; when Mrs Davies struck her twice on her back, and also in the face, and made the mark witness exhibited. The defendant had hold of the poker and drove the complainant out of the house wit- ness then went away, and was afraid", to. go back to Mrs Davies. -Hugh', Howells, butcher, said, he was in his house last Sunday morning, when he saw the complainant going along the street and' crying. He took her to his house, and saw blood on her face he asked her to remain at his house during the day. On. Monday morning he accom- panied the girl to Mrs Divies for the purpose of settling between them. They failed to arrange the matter with the defendant; Mrs Davies would do nothing. He then advised the girl to take out a summon i-The defendant denied having struck the girl; she only told her to be off out of herreach and to go and attend to the children.— The defendant was fined 2s. 6d., and costs. COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.—Before A. J. Johnes, Esq., judge. About 170 cases were enteredirorhearing. Edwards v.. Chadwick and Others.—This was an adjourn- ed case in which the plaintiff, who is a miner, sued the defendants,, who were working a lead mine in Taliesin, for the recovery of 220 7s. 6d., balance of account due. The plaintiff, who was represented by Mr Hughes said that he worked at the mine from November, 1868, to August, 1869, Capt. Chas. Williams who looked after the mine having engaged him. by the day at half-a-crown daily. He received 211 on account, and now claimed 220 7s. 6d. as the balance. Heneversaw Mr Chadwick, but had seen Mr Butt and Mr Ellis, the latter gentleman having been several times to the mine.—In cross-examination the plaintiff said that he had: no books of the transactions, having trusted to his memory.-Mr Butt,, the secretary of the company, said that the company was formed in Jan- uary, 1868, Capt. Chas. Williams, witness, and Mr Ellis being the lessees. Witness had been at the mines last summer, and, the last cost sheets he had were for the months of May* and: June, 1869. The mine, owing to the non-payment of the men, ceased work. Mr Chadwick became a shareholder on May 21st, 1869J.having purchased fifty shares, and in September he transferred them to a Mr Parsons. Who this latter gentleman was witness did not know.—JHidgment was given for £ 10, being for the time which Mr Chadwick had held the shares. The names of the other (Defendants were struck out of the summons, the action being directed solely against Mr Chadwick, who was represented by a. Liverpool solicitor. The same judg- ment followed in three other cases. Morgan v. Rowlands and Others.—Joel Morgan, farmer, Brynyrychen, sued Margaret Rowlands and others, of Llwynybrain, for the recovery of £ 3S Is. 4d. on a note of hand given April 14th, 1856. Mr Atwood, who appeared for the defendants* contended that the plaintiff had ex- hausted his remedy by an action which he had brought against the defendants in October, 1868, for the recovery of two years interest, upon the note-of hand. Mr Atwood quoted cases in support, and his Honour adjourned the case until the April court, in order to allow plaintiff the opportunity of obtaining professional assistance and advice. Important Case.—Davies v. James.—The plaintiff, Mr David E. Davies, of this town, engraver, sought to re- cover from the defendant, the Rev. Francis J. James, vicar of Stockton-on-Tees, the sum of £ 17 lis. Id. for fixing a tombstone on the grave of the defendant's father and other relatives in Aberystwyth churchyard in April, 1869. A jury had been empanelled tolry the case, the foreman of whom was Mr John Ellis,, limeburner. Mr Atwood appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Crealock for the de- fendant.—Mr Atwood, having briefly opened the case* called the plaintiff, who said? I did the work at Mr Wm. Morris's order on the 23rd October, 1868. The terms are fair and reasonable. I sent the account to defendant in April, 1869. Wrote again in June, and received the reply produced; I shewed William Morris the letter received.— Cross-examined: William Morris told Mrs Edwards when I called at her house with him, that I was the mas who was going to do the job. She said, My brother ex- pected the job would have been finished long ago*" She also said, My brother is to pav-" She told me to call again the next Monday night. They said there would be an additional name on the tombstone. I went on Monday night. Edwin James had not come home. Nothing passed between Morris and Mr Edwards as to communicating with defendant before the work commenced. When I finished I applied to defendant for payment; I had no previous communication with him. Mrs Edwards told me it was to her brother I was to send the bill, and he was to pay. The first time I saw her, Mrs Edwards told Wm. Morris to go with me to the churchyard to explain to me what her brother wished to be done.—William Morris, of Llanilar, said: My wife is a relation of defendant. I gave an order to the plaintiff to do the work. I saw defendant about this time two years—in 1868; at that time Charles James and myself were partners. I went to Chas. James's house, when he told me to go to the churchyard at Aber- ystwyth. I saw defendant and his sister, Mrs Edwards, there. Defendant asked his sister who I was; she said I was the husband of Betay Edwards, of Llanilar, and a relation of defendant's. Defendant said to me and Chas. James, I want you to take the job in hand to find men to make a palisade and all the mason's work to my parent's grave." I said to defendant, It is a difficult thing to do a job like this do you want it done in a first class style." He said he wanted to see it done in a creditable manner. As we were coming from the grave I picked out two or three palisadings in the churchyard; I asked him if he liked one of the three, when he pointed to one over the grave of Capt. Richard Delahoyde's late wife. -He asked us what would be the probable price of one similar. We said from 215 to 216 for the mason's work and the stones. The inscription required cleaning only; he said nothing against the price, but hoped it would be completed by Esi^ej, We enquired of se^etf'af persons for what they would the job, but could not fed anyone to do it cheaper than plaintiff, and we gave him the job. It was not done by Easter. He finished the work hr at proper and credit- able manner; the charges are fair and reason able. In June 1869, I wrote to defendant and had a reply from his solicitor. The letter is now produced, and I had no profit from the job or commission. Charles James, builder, formerly partner of last witness, gave corroborative evidence.—The Rev. J. James, the defendant, said: I left here when I was seven years old. I was here iff 1867. I had occasion to see my father's grave. James and- Morris were requested to meet me at the grave. Charles James mentioned some particulars. I said, "You had better- put them on paper and send them me with an estimate, and! I will afterwards let you know what is to be done." The- iron railing was mentioned. I said as I was living in ani iron district I might send the railings from my home. I received a note from Charles James, but very indefinite, and no estimate whatever, and I took no notice of it and sent no answer. I heard nothing of the subject while my sister staid with me, from January to May, 1868, until May or June, 1869, when I received the letter produced. I wrote an answer to a letter from plaintiff. In cross-examin- ation witness denied-many of the statements of previous witnesses.—Mrs Edwards, defendant's sister, corroborated her brother's statements.—The jury retired, and in less than ten minutes returned to court, and gave a verdict for the plaintiff for the full amount. The announcement pro- duced slight applause, which was immediately suppressed. In re J. M. Davies, of Antaron.-This bankrupt had his protection further renewed, and was ordered to cause his accounts to be made and filed at the Registrar's Office, seven days before the 20th of April, the date of the next court. In re Samuel Midgley.-This bankrupt, owing to las not being prepared to comply with the regulations of the court, had his protection further renewed, until the next court, when he will be entitled to his discharge. In re John Parry, of Bryn, Llanymawddwy, and Joseph Jones, oj Tyddyn Wilcock, llanymawddwy.—Mr Griffith Jones Williams, of Dolgelley, appeared to support the bankrupts, who passed their first examination, and had their protections renewed until the 20th of April, when they will have to undergo their second examination. Mr John Jones, of Brynadda, Dolgelley, appeared to prove the claim of Sir Edmund Buckley, Bart., of Plas yn Dinas, against the bankrupts they were respectively indebted to the baronet in upwards of 2300.
SWYDDFFYNON. PLOUGHING MATCH.—A ploughing match came off on Thursday last at Swydd Farm, the property of the Earl ofLis-bume-judges: Mr David Edwards, Maesbanadlog Farm, and Mr Roberts, Tyndraenem. There were ten competitors. The first prize was awarded to Mr John Hopkins, Tymawr, and the second to' a servant of Mr John Owens, Bronwenllwyd Farm. The-third prize was carried off by a lad, sixteen years of age,. in the employ of the Rev, David Jones, Tynclawdd Farmi The ploughing was of an excellent description, and would have done credit to many an English county, notwithstanding the inferior ploughs used. Lord Vaughan had intimated his intention to be present, but his lordship by some unavoid- able cause was prevented from attending. It is somewhat to be regretted that these friendly trials of skill are not more frequent amongst our young agriculturists. The credit of getting up this match, and providing the entire funds, is due to the farmers of this parish. Mr Owens, of Swydd, provided an excellent dinner for the judges and competitors.
MACHYNLLETH. ACCIDENT AT THE CROESWYDDEL MINE.-Anaecident, fortunately of no'serious character, occurred at the Croes- wyddel lead mine;, which is about six miles from this town, on Tuesday morning, the 15 th inst. John Tibbott, a boy ten years of age,. who is employed in the mine, unfortu- nately got his leg- entangled in some portion of the machinery which is used for washing the ore. Dr Pughe, of Machynlleth, was at once sent for, and with the assist- ance of Dr Marchlin, assistant with Dr Griffiths, Cemmes, amputated the limb- in the course of the afternoon^ and under Dr Pughe's treatment the sufferer is progressing satisfactorily.
BALA. PETTY SESSIONS; MARCH 8TH.—Before 0. Richards, Esq. Stealing Eggs. -Supt- Hughes charged Anne Jones with stealing eggs belonging to Mr Price, of Rhiwlas; The superintendent said he-apprehended the prisoner, andi be had from Rhiwlas a basket of eggs, some of which ap- peared to be marked with ink. The superintendent stated that when he charged: her with the offence, prisoner said, I had the eggs from Mrs Jones, Penissa'rllan, and I was taking them to Rhiwlas to sell." He afterwards male enquiries at Penisa'rllan, and found that the prisoner's statement was false.—Edward Mellichap said I live near Rhiwlas, and am game-watcher to R. J. LL Price Esq. Yesterday, about one o'clock, I went to the hen house, which is some distance from Rhiwlas house. I saw four hens' nests there. Two nests had seven eggs in each; the- two other nests had four eggs each. I had previously marked some of the eggs- with ink. I was in a field watch- ing. I saw the prisoner Anne Jones going up to the hen house she remained there four or five minutes. I did not see her enter the hen house, but I did see her come out of it. I saw her leave the yard, and I immediately ran into the hen house to -look at the nests, and found that all the eggs (22 in number) had been taken out of the nests. I then ran after the prisoner and stopped her. I asked her where the eggs she had taken out of the hen house were. Priboner said she had no eggs but what she had bought from Mrs Jones, of Penisa'rllan. I then took hold of the basket prisoner was carrying, and found some of the eggs that I had marked in the basket. I can now identify six esrgs that I marked. The eggs were in the hen house half an hour before the prisoner went there, and I swear that I saw no one-else coming from the hen house but the prisoner as I was. was watching. The reason why I marked the eggs and watched the hen house was that eggs were missed from the hen house all last week.—The case was remanded, and the further examination took place on Saturday, the 12th, before H. T. Richardson and 0. Richards, Esqrs. Mr R: J. Ll. Price gave evidence as to receiving the basket of eggs from Mellichap, and deli- vering it to Supt. Hu^hess and the case was then re- manded to Tuesday, the ldth, at six p.m., when the defendant called her mother, Mary Jones, Llanfor, who said her daughter left her house with a basket containing; one dozen and a half of eggs, on the 7th ult. She said she was going to Rhiwlas.—The prisoner was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour at D&lgelley gaol. Stealing a Donkey. -At the latter sitting Robt. Thomas was committed to take his trial at the assizes on the charge of stealing a donkey, the property of Evan Davies, in the parish of Llandderfel, on the 4th inst.
CORWEN. PENNY LECTURE.:—We have been requested to publisb the following extract from Franklin's works, as the pieee which is to be translated into Welsh for the Penny Lee- ture, under the following conditions of competition :-A> the best of the competitors, under twenty years of age, a valuable edition of Dr. Franklin's works to the best at the competitors, under fourteen years of age, a less valu- able edition of the same works. The translation to be in the hands of the adjudicator (Rev. H. C. Williams) by April 11th. The competition is limited to Corwen aod neighbourhood of two miles, radius The way to make money plenty in every man's pocket.—First, let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and secondly, spend one penny less than thy clear gains. Then skall thy hide-bound pocket soon begin to thrive, and will never again cry with the empty bellyache; neither-will creditors insult thee, nor- want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee. The whole hemisphere- will ahinA brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of thy heart Now therefore embrace these rules and; be happy. Banish the bleak winds of sorrow from thy mind, and live independent. Then shalt thou be a man, and not hide thy face at the approach of the rich, nor suffer the pain of feeling little when the sons of fortune walk at thy right hand; for independency, whether with little or much,, is good fortunev and placeth thee on even ground with, the proudest of the golden fleece. Oh then, be wise, and let industry walk with thee in the morning, and attend thee until thou reachest the evening hour for rest. Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul, and never forget to have a penny when all thy expenses are enumerated and paid. Then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown;. then shall thy soul walk upright, nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riohes, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers it wears a ring set with diamonds."
MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES. The spring assizes for the county of Merioneth were held at Bala, on Thursday, before Baron Channell. His Lordship arrived by the 4.25 p.m. train on Wednesday via Machynlleth and Dolgelley, and was met at the rail- way station by the-high sheriff, Clement Arthur Thruston, Esq., of Pennal Towers, Machynlleth, the undera&eriff, William Griffith, Esq., and a posse of the county consta- bulary. The commission was opened in the ShirehaO at 5.30 p.m., and his lordship afterwards attended evening prayers at Christ Church, the prayers being read by' the Rev. David Evans, rector, and the Rev. D. Jones, curate of Llanycil. The assize sermon was preached by the Rev. Charles Price, B. A. y vicar of Pennal, from Psalm. cxxx., 4. The court sat at ten o'clock on Thursday for the trial of prisoners. The calendar contained the name3 of six pri. I soners, all, with a single exception, being described as of imperfect education. The following gentlemen constituted the grand jury:—Sir Watkftt W. Wynn, Bart., M.P. Glanllyn, foreman; Mr Richard Meredyth Richards, Caerynwch; Mr Henry Robertson, Crogen; Mr J. E. Parry, Glyn Hall; Mr William Pryce Jones, Bodwenni; Mr Henry Thomas Richardson^ Aberhirnant; Mr Owen Richard^ Bala; Captain Lewis' Holland Thomas, Caery- ffynnon Mr James Bowen Lloyd, Plasyndref; Mr Richd. John Lloyd Price, Rhiwlas; Mr William Jones, Bryn- tegid Mr John Jones, Tremynfa Mr John Edmonds, Bodowen; Mr Thomas Lloyd Anwyl, Eryl Arran. In delivering the charge to the grand jury, his lordship congratulated them upon their labours being light and short, there being but six cases to come before them. In one case, that of concealment of birth, the charge might be said to affect three persons, the father of the child, David Howellj the mother, Mary Jones, and the mother of Mary Jones, who stood in the rotation of grandmother to that illegitimate child. The two persons, David Howell and Mary Jones, were jointly indicted, but he thought that a separate bill should be returned against each. The grandmother, who would' be called as a wit- ness, delivered the child into the hands of the father to bury it, and they ought to consider whether she was not an accomplice with the two prisoners" who had been com- mitted for trial. The father took away the child with the intention of burying it, the theory of the prosecution being that the child was born dead, and the grand jury must be satisfied that the mother knew that her-was taking it away to bury it, to conceal the birth. The child was wrapped in a shawl not supplied by its mother, but by the grand- mother, and in three weeks afterwards the body was dis- covered in a state of decomposition. After briefly alluding to the remaining cases in the calendar;' his lordship dis- missed the grand jury to their room. BURGLARY AT LLANYMAWDDWT. Joseph Butler, 42, blacksmith, pleaded guilty to break- ing into the house of Richard Rees, Llanymawddwy. Four months' hard labour. STEALING A DONKEY. Robert Thomas, 36, labourer, pleaded guilty to stealing one ass, belonging to Evan Davies. Six months' hard labour. From the evidence in this case'it appears that Robert Davies, son of Evan Davies, Glanyrafon, in the parish of Llandderfel, had tied up his father's donkey in the hovel by the house, on the night of the 4th instant, about nine o'clock. On going to look for the donkey, about eight o'clock the following morning, he found it was gone and the rope with which it was tied had been cut with a knife or sharp instrument, and he aould not find the donkey. The lad next saw the donkey on the 14th inst., at Rhostyllen, near Wrexham. The prisoner had sold the animal on Saturday, the 5th inst., toThos. Jones, collier, Rhosllanerchrugog he at first wanted 30s. for it, but at last consented to take 18s., and in addition Thomas Jones was to release him of 3s. 8d., which, was due to Jones from the prisoner for greengrocery.- Jones missed the donkey from the field on Sunday night, and it was found to be in the pinfold in charge of the sergeant of police at Ruabon. A witness proved that the prisoner was in the vicinity of Llanfor on the night of the 4th, when the donkey was stolen. P.C.J ones,'Llandderfel, ap- prehended the prisoner at the lock-up at Ruabon and cautioned him in the usual way, when he said nothing; but on the road, a short distance from Ruaben, the prisoner said to the officer he would confess the truth; that "he had stolen the donkey he was coming from his sister-in- law's at Llanfor, and being much tired he took the donkey to carry him home, and finding that there-was no money in the house to get anything he sold the donkey, but in- tended returning it." BURGLARY AT DOLGELLEY. Edmund Williams, 28, labourer, was- charged with breaking into the house of Evan Jones, Dolgelley, and stealing ten hanks of woollen yarn. MMIoratio Lloyd, instructed by Mr Griffith Jones Williams* prosecuted; the prisoner was defended by Mr Morgan Lloyd, in- structed by Messrs Jones and Davies, DftlgeHey.—Mar- garet Jones, wife of the prosecutor, said that on the night of December 14th she went to bed abøat ten o'clock, leaving twenty-seven hanks of wool in. the diairy. Mar- garet Owen, the servant, remained u.p, and the house wAa left secure. On going to the dairy next meming, witness found but one hank there, twenty-six. having been taken during the night. The yarn produced .sheidentified as a portion of the stolen property.—Margaret Owen, servant to the prosecutor, said she went to bed about half-past ten on the night of the robbery, having bolted the front door. She was in the dairy just before she went to bed, and noticed that the door was secured. Nextr morning she observed that the door of the dairy was wido open, a hole having been made in it near the bolt. Subsequently she missed a petticoat, and identified it in the one produced by the police officer.—Inspector Owen Jones produced the hanks of yarn, six of which he-obtained from Evan Evans, weaver, Dolgelley, on January 10th, two from Robert Griffiths, shoemaker, and two.he found in a box at pri- soner's lodgings on January 11th. Evan Evans said he got the yarn from Robert Griffiths, some time between December 15th and 20th.—Robert Griffiths said that he obtained four hanks of wool from. Griffith Thomas the week before Christmas, and the other hanks from the prisoner, the night after he received the four from Griffith Thomas. Prisoner enquired whether, he had had any from Griffith Thomas, and told witness that he had some more of the same sort, producing two hanks from his breast. These he sold to witness for ninepence. Later in the evening the prisoner brought two. more hanks, for which witness paid him, eightpencen—Griffith Thomas, tanner, said that he received, the, from the prisoner on December 23rd. He said he had, some yarn at home, and asked witness to sell some for hitn. Witness met him later in the day at the nailer's shop,, and prisoner produced the yarn from under his coat. Witness wrapped it round his hand, and went off and sold it.—P.C. Azariah Phil- lips produced the petticoat belonging to the prosecutor's servant. He found it in the garden at the back of the house where prisoner lodged, on January 18th. The theory of the defenee was that the burglary had been committed by a tramp who, finding his booty too heavy for him to carry away, threw away a portion, which was found by the_ prisoner.— Mary- Williams, Penybank,. with whom the prisoner lodged, said that on the night of the burglary the prisoner went to bed about ten, and rose about eight the next morning* To the best of her know- ledge he was not out of the house during the night.—Hie prisoner was found: guilty, and pleaded guilty to a previous convictioa. at- Knutaford-Sentence was deferred until, the following day. CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. In the case or Mary Jones (on bail), charged with) con- "ur eealment of birth, the Grand Jury ignored the Bill, fading a true- Bill against the father of the child, David EGowell, for the same offence.. Barristers in Court:—Mr Horatio Lloyd, Mr Brandt, Mr Coxon, Mr Morgan Lloyd, Mr Ignatius WilKams, Mr Crempton, Mr Reade. The Court adjourned at two o'clock until teimo"clook on Friday. FRIDAY. His lordship took his seat upon the Bench at 10 a.m. Edmund Williams, charged with stealing woollen yarn, was sentenced to eighteen calendar months" hard labour. STEALING A PURSE. William Roberts (36), hawker, pleaded guilty to stealing a purse containing four sovereigns and a half sovereign, from Wm Jones. Sentenced to three months' hard labour. CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. David Howell (22), labourer, pleaded not guilty to this offence.—Mr Brandt, instructed by Mr W. Williams, solicitor, Bala, appeared for the prosecution, and opened the case.—Mr Williams, clerk to the magistrates, Bala, said Margaret Jones, mother of Mary Jones, was examined before the magistrates, and her evidence taken do\ro and signed by her. The prisoner was represented by an attorney, who cross-examined her in a few questions. Mary Jones was not present. Richard Owen Jones, M.R.C.S., Bala, said he knew Margaret Jones, mother of Mary Jones, who lived at Pandy, Llanuwchllyn. Had known her ten or twelve years, and was present when Mary Jones was committed. Margaret Jones was suffer- ing from bronchitis, and would not with safety to her life be able to come and give evidence. Ihe depositions of Margaret Jones were read to the jury. After the evidence had bean given, a verdict of Not Guilty was returned.
The select vestry of Liverpool suggested on Tuesday that the sum of £ 5,500 recently awarded to the Rector of Liverpool for encroachment of the thoroughfare on the land should be made the nucleus of a fund for the erec- tion a new parish churoh or of a cathedral if Liverpool were separated from the Cheater diocese.
jirtttf, arriagtSt and giirtfcn, DEATHS. DEATHS. 24th ult., aged 4, EDM'H EMILY, daughter of Mr EMRAWRT LAMB, Refreshment Rooms, Machynlleth aged 41, Miss MARGARET WATKINS second J LlaniirTaereiS and late rf'The Mount, tlmdya^MonS^J^' 6th1, aged 68 JANE, wife of MRT1. I>AVIES Llanarmon-Dyffryn-Ceiriog. NAVIES, Penbryn-bach, ""••'MUK*™*™, builder, WorEhoS, E E™»». kte master of a, iSftEvSi
m, „ QUEEN'S TAXES. Ihe following communication has been pub&hed iw th* columns of a contemporary •— p ea 1H tne to m&tiy of your readers, who are in doubt or ignorant 0? hi ssy^ssr fancy that because thsy have taken out licenced present year, it relieves* them of all further liabilitv past assessments. This is wrong, The licences are nofr- retrospective The parish collector will call upon those' individuals whose names are in his duplicate to ?ay a f £ ther moiety mafew days:- Ohe moiety, it wi be re- membered wa^paad m October last; the second mdety- now falls due, and^must be paid. This refers only to' those peraons who W any taxable article between thfl- 5th April, 1868, and. the 6th Aprils 1869, and which is never collected until i the following year; in this case col- lected during the year commencing April, 1869 and end- ing 6th April 1879; Whatever- articles have 'been kept since April 5th, 1869,'I; as surveyor of taxes, have nothing ?nd fWir <?uty ia to see that this second moietf now falhng due is duly collected; That being done the public and must for ever'part company, so far as regards assessed taxes. What I wish the public1 to notice particularly is, that the coming collection refers, as I before stated, to articles kept or used between April, -1868, and April', 1869. 1. ™ ABSET, Surveyor of Taxes. Oswestry, March 14th, 1870.
At Liverpool on Tuesday John M'Donnough was com. nutted for the murder of William M'Grath last Christ- mas night m Grosvenor-street. m^inthipT Taesday. an application was „M 1 Gode?ch divorce case for an or<Jer for Mrs ve children. Mr Goderich has now changed bis wife with perjury, and the case will come on JSuf ™ Pending this and other pro- %t out of her way. Hislbrdship ordered that Mrs Goderich should seethe children every six weeks for a couple of hours, and that no impediment should be placed in her way. A meeting of the conservative party was held: on Tues- dayat Lord Lonsdale's house, Carlton House-tferrace in reference to the action to be taken by the party in com- mittee on the Irish Land Bill. The meeting was, numer- ously attended, and lasted nearly two hours. Mr Disraeli was present. Mr Gathome Hardy, Mr Henley, Mr Hunt, and many other gentlemen were absent, The Globe says It was unanimously resolved; that the conservative party would give a strong support in committee- to certain amendments to the Irish Land BilL HouferfC^m^641 by leaderS °f theparty'in In the Bankruptcy Court, on Tuesday, Sir W. RiiBsell, M.P. for Norwich, and shipowner, petitioned for a- liqui- dation, by arrangement, under the Act of 1869, His debts amount to £ 575,000. An order was made that a>sale of the debtor s- property, which had been commenced by his creditors, should proceed, with a reservation as to certain furniture and fittings. The committee on local taxation met for the first time on Tuesday, Mr Goschen in the chair. Mr Prv, head of the legal department of the Poor-Law Board, ww ex- amined at length and explained the distinction. between local taxation based on the poor rate and taxation inde- pendent of suai rates. He stated several remarkable facts as to the incidence of taxation. R?A OF 9SLLX,REN MAYING WITH LUCIFER MATCHES. —Un Wednesday, firemen on duty at the Crystal Palace m extiuguish a fire raging in the groundsof Mr D. Child, a carman, situate in the Red Road, Gipsey Hill. Upper Norwood. The engines were drawn out of the Palace and taken to the spot, when it was found that some children, whilst playing with Lucifer Matches, had set fare to a stack of hay. The firemen,. however, managed to confine the fire to only one stack. Mr Child was not insured.Standard, 12th August 1863.—Accidents of this kind could not possibly arise with Bryaat and May's Patent Special Safety Match which ignites; only on the box. HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.—These celebrated Pills are essen- tially useful in purifying the blood, cleansing the stomach, gently stimulating the kidneys, and acting as mild ape- rients. A few doees of this purifying medicine set the foulest stomach right, remove all bilious symptoms, steady the circulation, give strength to the muscles and com- posure to the brain and nerves. The Pills are so in- noxious that they may be taken by persons in the most delicate state of health, and with marvelous effect. When the system has been enervated by over-indulgence, or exhausted by mercurial preparations, thes& Pills are excellent restoratives, they expel the poison and enrich the blood. MODERN CUSTOMS.—Presentations and testimonials are largely on the increase; this modem custom. appears to extend to almost every household, for no auspicious event is allowed to pass without its being marked by some pleasing souvenir; Birthdays, Christenings, Marriagess the seasons of the year, such as Christmas, New Year, &c., invariably receive special commemoration. The at. tention of one of the great London Manufacturers, Mr J. W. BENSON, of 25, Old Bond-street, and of the City Steam Factory,. Lndgate-hill, has been directed to this subject. With the view of giving more artistic effect to this custom of society, he has published a most interesting Illustrated Historical Pamphlet upon Watchea and Clocks, also one upon artistic Gold Jewellery, Silver-zand Electro- plate all are profusely illustrated with choice designs, and are sent post-free for 2d. each, thus bringing within the reach of those who live even thousands of miles away from London, one of the largest and most artistic collec- tions which can be seen pm any part of tha^ world anclit ROYAL NATIONAL. LIFE BOAT iinawrrawrom-The annua general meeting of the friends and supporters of the Royal National Life- Boat Institution was held on Tuesday, the 15th inst., at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate-street. His Grace Duke of Northumberland^. I*. C., president of the institution, occupied the chair. The meeting was influentiallyrand numerously attended. The annual report stated that since the last report twenty-one new life biata had been, or were about to be, placed on the coasts of the United Kiaedom and the Channel Islands Carriages and boat-houses had been likewise provided for nearly all the boats. Tlfe institution had now two hundred and twenty life-boats on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland and the Channel Islands. During the past year those boats had rescued no less than eight hundred and seventy-one persons from various wrecks, nearly tho whole of whom were saved under circumstances which would have pre- cluded their being saved by any ordinary boat. All the great life-boat services last year were accomplished without the sacrifice of a single life amongst the brave and deter- mined iJDeD who worked our life-boat fleet. In addition to the 871 Jives and 33 vessels saved exclusively by the life boats,of the institution 360 lives were- rescued last year by fishing; boats and other means on the coasts and outlying banks of the United Kindgom. For these joint services 38 silver medals and votes of, thanks on vellum, and £ 2,7,06. in cash were granted. The number of lives saved during the forty-six years from, the. establishment of the institution in 1824, to the end of the year 1869, either by its life boats or by special exertions for which it had: f ranted rewards, was 19,080.. The total amount of receipts- urrng the year 1869 had been £ 40,409 15s. 3d., and olr that sum no less than £ 12;117 0s., 4d. were special gifts to, defray the cost of 19 lifeboats. The total expenditure of the society in the sauua period, including liabilities, had been £ 34,303 0s. 9d., leaving a balance of upwards of £ 6,000 to be added to the funded capital of the institution* It is manifest that a society like this, which needs a per- manent income of at least £ 20,000 a year to keep up its great fleet, must have- a,, large reserve fund to meet event- ualities, and to secure in perpetuity a continuance of its great and national work.
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BARMOUTH. PETTY SESSIONS,March lith. -BefomChaples Jones, Esq., Pany, Esq., the Rev. John Jones,, and Wm. Assault. —Humphrey Thomas charged' John Williams with assaulting him at Dyffryn, on the 13th February last. Mr J. H. Jones, of Portmadoc, for defendant.—Humphrey Thomas said I was coming from Llanddwyn Inn last Friday three weeks. The defendant John Williams and John Griffith were there. John Williams gave me a kick; they were awaiting me out of the: Inn. John Williams gave me two kicks when I wa& down. John Griffith struck me down. John Williams and John Griffith both kicked me at the same time.-Evan Davies said he did not see John Williams do anything to Humphrey Thomas.— John Humphrey Jones, Dyffryn, gave corroborative evi- dence, and added that Humphrey Thomas had drunk a good de&t-john Griffith said, I and John Williams had gone to. Llanddwyn about 12: o'clock on the Llanbedr fau night. The proprietor of the house did not open the door. John Williams had a glass of ale through the window. Robert Jones and Evan Davies came up to us; we had not spoken to them before. I and Humphrey Thomas were fighting. John Williams did not. interfere with me or hit me. They would not open for us. They said it was too late. Another Case.-Humph-y Thomas also charged John Griffith with assault.—Humphrey Thomas deposed: I came from Llanbedr to Dyffryn between seven and eight o'clock J ohn Griffith came to me in Dyffryn, near David Jones's shop, and took hold of my coat collar in the road, and wanted me to go over the wall to fight. I said I would not. John Griffith said I must. I said I would do as I liked. Asked him to shake hands and he did so by the King's Head, Dyffryn, and said he would come with me to Llanddwywe for a glass of ale in half an hour. I did not see him again till he assaulted me at Llanddwywe. The defendant threw me down and kicked me in my ribs. I got up soon and asked him if he did not think he had beat me enough. I said my ribs were broken on one side, I thought. The defendant then put his hands to feel if they were broken. Defendant said if he had a knife he would put it into me to finish me at once, Defendant then kicked me again for a spell, when down on the ground. Defendant left me believing he had killed me. John Griffith went for my father. John Griffith was watching for me six weeks previously.—By Mr John H. Jones Had been fighting with J, Griffith, Struck me twice, on the ground. Did not beat blle defenaMt till he his bed.- Did not hurt him hot know he' Was Confined to his bed after the fight. Did say to my IriendS thtofr I had cottiEf to Llanddwywe to figfife with JdhnCfriffithl, awd that the de-vil had gone to Llanbedr fair. Did not say I would thrash him said I had shaker handy with him1 and I was glad of it,, -Dr Prytherch, Barr/fouthi said- he saw the complainant the following day, the 39th. There Was a bruise about his face. His left eye was Mack. Witness told him he thought his ribs were broken; examined them and found a discoloration on the fifth anct sixth ribs. Asked him to draw his breath, when he did so'with diffi- culty.—Evan Davies and John Jones gave corroborative evidence of the assault.-J. Williams was fined 20$.,and 10s. costs; or fourteen daya—John Griffith, 23, aftd 14s. costs or a month. Refusing to Quit. —William Hughes, quarryman, Artlk>g, was summoned for refusing to quit a public-house caEted Tyisaf, at Barmouth, when asked to do so.—P.C. Row- l'amds proved the case.—Fined 10s., and costs or seven days. Keeping a Dog without a Licence. -Evan Roberts, farmer, Caefadoc, was summoned by Mr Randle, supervisor, for keeping a dog without paying duty.—Fined 25s. Drunk and Disorderly.-Robert Griffith, farm labourer, pleaded guilty to being drunk and rwrtous on the road at Dyffryn, on the 2nd February last. Fined 5s., costs 10s., or seven days' imprisonment. -P.C. Williams charged Robert Jones and John Meirick with a similar offence. Robert Jones pleaded guilty, and was fi-ned 5s., and 9s. costs; or seven days. John Meirick was fined 7s. 6d., and 10s. costs; or seven days.