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WALES AN1) WELSHMEN. I Mr Jules Riviers, the well-known musician, was fined at Llandudno for striking a boy with a cane. The bardic chair which Dyfed won at Chicago is worth about J630, and was made by a Welsh American, Mr Isaac Davies. Mr Charles Morley, brother to the Postmaster- General, is the adopted candidate of the Brecknock Radicals at the next election. For assaulting his wife because of her refusal to return to his home and live with him, Richard Bithell, a collier, was fined a guinea at the Wrex- ham Police Court. Miss Maggie Davies, known throughtout Wales as the Little Nightingale," is the principal so- prano at the Cheltenham Musical Festival. She is a native of Wales, and very young and pretty. Toe ceremony of "christening" a new fire engine for Mold was pertormed by Mrs Phillips, of Hhual, the name given to the engine being the Duchess of York." A demonstration was held in honour of the event. The Llanrwst bench of magistrates refused an application to grant a license in respect of the Coed Celyn Mansion, Bettws-y-Coed, which had been purchased with the view of establishing an hotel at a cost of about < £ 30,000. The resolutions of some of the Welsh County Councils to suppress the use of obscene language in the public streets appears to be bearing fruit. Several persons have been proceeded against for offences of this kind at the Bangor Police Court. The Breconshire Liberal Council will meet this week to consider the question of selecting a Liberal candidate for the constituency in the place of the sitting member, who has given notice of his intention not to again offer himself for re- election. At Denbigh County Court his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd refused an application for a new trial of the replevin action brought by Mr Thomas Gee against the Rev John Morgan, rector of Den- bigh, and decided at the April court in favour of the defendant. At the Wrexham County Court Joseph Andrews, a fitter, obtained a verdict for four guineas and costs agairst the lircilord of the King William Inn, for damages sustained in consequence of the defendant, throwing a glassful of whiskey in the plaintiff's face and injuring his eyes. A renewal of the recent out break of typhoid fever at Bagillt is reported to have taken place. Twelve new cases were notified during last week bringing the total number up to 68. On Monday one of the patients died, and others are stated to be in a critical condition. The epidemic is attributed to the impurity of a local stream. At Pontblyddyn, a hamlet near Leeswood, the dead body of Edwin Trevor, a collier, 46 years of age, was found lying on the ground face down- war s near a railway bridge. On the back of the head was a severe wound from which blood was flowing. The police theory is that the deceased must have fallen in the dark from the railway bridge. At Ruthin County Court Sir Horatio Lloyd pointed out the right which Welsh witnesses possess of giving evidence in the language they understand best. While it was contrary to law to conduct the proceedings wholly in the Welsh language, there was no difficulty in the way of any witness speaking in Welsh and having the evidence interpreted. The vicar of Llanrbaiadr sued Ishmael Jones at Denbigh for 4s, being the amount of tithe due to him. The defendant filed an amusing counter claim against the plaintiff on the ground that although he received the tithe he had shown no interest in the spiritual welfare of the defend- ant. The judge described this document as rubbish," and found in favour of the plaintiff. The Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, who have for some time been exhibiting much public spirit, unanimously adopted recommendations in favour of carrying out complete works of sewer- age and drainage for the town, and of forming a pleasure lake for the use of the public. The sew- erage scheme will entail an expenditure of 215,000, and the construction of the lake is expec- ted to cost £ 4,000. The Corporation of Aberystwyth, finding that the work or providing that town with a proper source of electricity for lighting and other pur- poses required more technical knowledge than the members possessed, have decided to dispose of their powers under a provisional order which was recently obtained to a private company, which has undertaken to provide the apparatus for light- ing the town before next season. A daring but unsuccessful attempt to rob the cash till at Llandudno railway station took place last week. The burglars, it is supposed, lifted a boy through a skylight into the office, and he then opened the door from the inside. The money drawer in the excursion ticket department was broken open, but fortunately no cash had been left in it. A safe close by, containing £ 200, seems to have escaped the notice of the intend- ing thieves. Sir George Osborne Morgan, M.P., speaking the other day at the laying of a foundation-stone of a I new board school, at Glyn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, said he utterly denied that it was the province of the State to propagate or maintain doctrinal I instruction. He would as soon think of entrusting the education of his countrymen to the Emperor: of China, or the Grand Llama of Thibet, as of handing it over to the tender mercies of their Lordships of Chester and St. Asapb. The recent appeal for funds to carry on the Welsh Disestablishment campaign has, it is re- po ted, not met with so liberal a response as the members of the Campaign Committee had hoped. The Committee has arranged a large number of meetings in English centres, with the rpecial object of instructing the English electorate as to religious condition of the Principality. These gatherings have been extremely successful, and the demand from England for Welsh speakers on the Disestablishment question is rapidly growing. Unless, however, additional funds come in, the Committee will be compelled to restrict its opera- ti ns. Sir George Osborne Morgan, M.P., last week addressed a meeting of Liberals held at Shrews- bury. He referred at length to the House of Lords and advocated its abolition. Amongst the measures for the autumn session, he mentioned the Employers' Liability Bill and the Parish Councils Bill; and said he agreed with Mr Asquith's statement that the latter was the first step towards the Disestablishment of the Church of England. As to Welsh Disestablishment, they would have to be patient, but the Liberal party, after the pledges they had given, would be unworthy of their position if they did not press the question forward as speedily as possible. A special meeting of the Denbigh-hire County Council was held at Wrexham, Mr Samuel Moss presiding. There was a large attendance, and resolutions were passed expressing sympathy with the family of the late Mr John Thomas, in favour of the annual revision court being held at Colwyn Bay, calling the attention of the coroners in the county to the need of conducting inquiries in a language with which all the jurymen are conver- sant, regretting that certain information for which application was made to the Woods and Forests Commissioners had not been supplied, advising that purchasers of all beer which con- tain-d ingredients used in substitution of malt and hops should be informed of the fact, protest- ing against the maintenance of urban footpaths out of the county rate, advocating the passing of a Land Bill for Wales providing for fixity of tenure, fair rent, destruction of game, compensa- tion for improvements, and the formation of a land court, advising that County Councils should be empowered in cases of default by local authori- ties to enforce the statutory provisions for the preservation of the public health, and expressing regret that certain recommendations of the Intel- mediate Education i omwittee for the county had not been adopted by the Charity Commissioners.




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