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WALES AND WELSHMEN. The Rev. T. Williams, of Hitchen, has entered I on the pastorate of the Alfred-place Baptist Church, Aberystwith. A Leeswood colliery is reported to have been flooded. The ponies in the pit were drowned, and it is expected that work cannot be resumed for some time. Messrs Watts, Ward and Co., of South Wales, have again secured the contract for 100,000 tons of Risca coal, to be supplied to the Egyptian railways during the next twelve months. On Tuesday a young man named Davies, residing at Pentre, near Flint, was engaged down the new Flint Coal and Cannel Company's pit, when the roof gave in, and he was killed by the fall of a quantity of material. A distraint for tithe due to a neighbouring rector took place at Bala. There was a slight demonstration of the kind which was common during the earlier stages of the anti-tithe move- ment, but no violence was resorted to. In the Court of Appeal Mrs Davies, a lady residing near Cardiff; sued her brother, Sir Morgan Morgan, and a medical man for damages for alleged false imprisonment. A verdict for JB1,250 was given for the plaintiff by consent. The Denbighshire and Flintshire Congrega- tional Association, at their quarterly meeting, held at Connah's Quay, passed a resolution deploring the continuance cf the coal strike, and suggesting the establishment of boards of ubitration.1 WBIEgg BJ The Rev. Martin Luther Jones, vicar of St. Margaret's, Aberaman, was found dead in bed on Wednesday morning. Mr Jones was formerly curate of Aberdare parish, and was appointed to the living of Aberaman by the Warden and Coun- cil of Keble College, Oxford. CADBURY 's COCOA has, in a remarkable degree, those natural elements of sustenance which give the system endurance and hardihood, building up muscle and bodily vigour, with a steady action that renders it a most acceptable and reliable beverage.Health. An inquest was held on the body of a Cambrian Railways engine driver, who during the early hours of Sunday morning week, while on his way home from Oswestry, is supposed to have fallen over a cliff. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death and called attention to the dangerous character of the spot. The Bishop of St. Asaph attended Rhyl Parish Church and dedicated a new vestry, a lectern, and other gifts to the church. Afterwards, at the new cemetery, he dedicated a lych-gate erected to the memory of the late Canon Howell Evans. And, lastly, he took part in the ceremony of laying the foundation f )ne of a new church in Vale-road, the coet of which is being defrayed by Mrs B. J. Nicholson. The Great Western Railway Company have determined upon supplying the inhabitants of Rhos with railway facilities to Wrexham. The ground, it is stated, has 1 een already surveyed, and it is proposed to have two passenger stations, one at the bottom of Gutterhill, and the other in the centre of Rhos, the particular places being already marked out. The line will join the main line between Hafod and Bersham. The members of the Pwllheli Board of Guard- ians have just had to determine a novel point on poor law administration. They are fortunate enough to have officials who, though entitled to demand to be supplied with beer, abstain from its use. But as a consideration for this voluntary abstention the master recently applied for an allowance. The Guardians refused the applica- tion, whereupon the claim to be supplied with beer was reasserted. The Guardians, at their lr last meeting, decided to make an allowance to the officials who did not take beer, subject to the con- sent of the Local Government Board.^ A movement has been started Iin Radnorshire for presenting Mr S. C. Evans-Williams, of Bryn. tirion, Rhayader, with a testimonial in recogni- tion of his services to Liberalism. Mr Evans- Williams, who proposes to leave the district shortly, is the president of the County Liberal Association. He formerly represented the Radnor Boroughs in Parliament, and he contributed largely to the success of Mr Frank Edwards, the present representative of Radnorshire, at the last election. In addition to his political work, he has taken a keen interest in county business, and he will be much missed in many different spheres. A distressing story of disappointed love was disclosed at the Rhyl Police Court, where Miss Eiith Hill, who is described as a prepossessing young lady," twenty-one years of age, and formerly a barmaid at the Dudley Arms Hotel, Rhyl, was cu n'ofed with attempting to commit suicide. Bet 'en Miss Hill and a young man named Hughes a mutual attachment seems to have developed, and they were looked upon as sweethearts. The negotiations, judging from the evidence, proceeded happily enough until Hughes received a pormtil order to discontinue all communication with Miss Hill. The order was obeyed. Miss Hill, anxious apparently to give or receive some explanation, called upon Hughes at his lodgings but he refu-ed to see her. There was a bottle containing spirits of ammonia in the room into which Miss Hill had been shown, and this in a moment of despair she seized and drank. Evidence was adjourned until to-day (Monday). At Bangor considerable interest was taken in an inquiry conducted by Mr Bircham, Local Government Board inspector, into certain allega- tions brought by the Bangor and Beaumaris Board of Guardians against Mr W. Dixon, reliev- ing officer and collector for the Bangor district. The latter was charged with omitting to account for .£35 17s 101, paid to him by the Rev Henry Hatton, an Irish clergyman, towards the support of of a pauper lunatic with omitting to account for sums of J66 and Y,15, received by him on ac- count of Mary Hughes, a pauper, and with tak- ing credit for money as paid to Mr Pritchard. Dean-street, Bangor, which it was alleged had not been paid, Evidence was given by a number of witnesses, and Mr Dixon made a lengthy state- ment of defence, in which he admitted that his procedure had been irregular, but absolutely denied that there had been any intention to de- fraud. There was a scene of much excitement in the vicinity of Carnarvon railway station, occasioned by the re-appearance in the town of the notorious criminal Francis Ashby, who escaped from the Carnarvon prison some months ago, and was recently sentenced at the Colchester Assizes to seven years' penal servitude for theft. Ashby, whose appearance is greatly altered, had his feet in irons, and was in charge of two Colchester warders, who immediately drove with him to the prison. At the time of his escape Ashby was awaiting his trial for burglary at Holyhead.— At the Carnarvon and Anglesey Assizes, held on Thursday at Carnarvon, before Mr Justice Collins, Ashby was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment. Ashby, who appears to be well educated and respectably connected, appealed to the judge to exert his influence to prevent persons who slipped from the path of right, being hounded down by prosecution and made as he had been, a pest and scourge to society." There was a large attendance of delegates at the annual meeting, held at Denbigh, of the West Denbighshire Liberal Association. Mr Thomas Gee was re-elected president, and refer- ences were made to the long ^nd valued services he had rendered to Welsh Liberalism. A large number of resolutions were passed, the principal one relating to Disestablishment. The Govern- ment were urged to introduce the Welsh measure next session, and to press it forward as rapidly as possible. In the event of their failing to do so, the meeting unanimously decided to ask their member to visit the constitu- ency and to take the opinion of the electors as to what steps should be adopted. The other associa- tions throughout Wales were invited to pass sim- ilar resolutions. The delegates expressed approval of the services of Mr H. Roberts, M.P., as a mem- ber for the West division of the county, and con- gratulated in the most cordial terms Mr and Mrs Roberts on their recent marriage. Mr Roberts in acknowledging these expressions of opinion and goodwill, delivered an interesting speech. His references to the Disestablishment question were reassuring. — ■ i;*<