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Family Notices




LOOAI.;AND DISTRICT. Mr Bruce, the newly appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department, is brother to Mrs Campbell, wife of the Bishop of Bangor. The Rev. Dr. Cooke, of Belfast, the eminent Presby. terian divine, died on Sunday evening. His last ap- pearance in public was on an occasion when he protested vigorously against the proposal to diiestablish the Church in Ireland. The Rev, D. Evans, Rector of Llanycil, has been ap- pointed Surrogate to grant Marriage Licences in the Diocese of St, Asaph. PENRHYN PRIZE WELSH CATTLE.—The Exhibition of Fat Stock at Biimingham and Smithfield have added four more prizes (two first and two second) to the list of prizes which have been won by Lord Penrhyn for Welsh Cattle. Since the year 1855 eleven first priies and three second have been won by his Lordship for fat Welsh oxen, and eleven silver medals distributed amongst the respective breeders of the oxen. While during the same period, six first prizes, five second, and two third prizes have been taken by him for breeding stock of the same breed at the Shows oi the Royal Agricultural Society. We understand Lord Penrhyn does not intend to exhibit in these classes in future. At the Liverpool Poultry Show this week, the Hon. Miss Douglas Pennant, of Penrhyn Castle, took the following prizes:—1st for best Bramah Pootra cocks exceeding one year old (dark). 2nd, Best Spanish hens exceeding one year old. 3fd, Best Bramah Pootra pultetg hatched in 1868 (dark), and best Spanish cocks exceed- ing one year old.-Commended for-Best braman footra cocks hatched in 1868 (dark). At the Dog Show, Mr R. J. Lloyd Price, of Rhiwlas, Bala, was awarded the first prize for the best Clumbea Spaniel dog, and was commended for small and large sized pointers. At the Fat Cattle Show the first prize for Welsh ox or steer (exceeding 3 years and 3 months in age) was taken by C. Platt, Esq., Brynyneuadd, Llaufairfechan. The first of the disputed claims to compensation arising out of the Abergele railway catastrophe was tried at the Manchester assizes on Saturday. The plaintiff* were the children of Mr W. T. Lund, of Blackburn, who was killed in the accident. The company did not dis- pute their liability to pay damages, the only question being the amount at which the compensation should be fixed. Since the estate has been wound up it is found that the balance available for the children is only £ 710, together with a reversionary interest in some cottage, and the jury awarded to each child a sum of XI,451) for the death of the father, making £ 4,350 iu all. The will of the Rev. Sir Nicholas Chinnery, late of Flintfield, in the county of Cork, and of No. IS, Hyde Park-square, clerk, baronet, deceased, who was one of the sutferers by the Abergele disaster, has been proved. The personalty is sworn under £ 120,1)00. All the testators' real and personal property is left to his daughter for life, with a pewer of appointment among her children. If his daughter should not leave any child who should live to take a vested iuterest in his property, the testator leaves all his pure personalty to be equally divided between the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East, the London Society for Pro. moting Christianity among tha Jews, and the Society for the Diffusion of Keligious Knowledge on the Con. tinent. WELSH DISSKNTI-RS ASD THE ELECTION.—The following letter appears in the Liverpool Courier, under the signa- ture of Traveller :-Sir,- The facts which find their way into the papers are only a small part of those known and freely talked about in every part of Wales. Just before the election of the Denbigh boroughs, one of the elders of the Calvinistic Methodists, at a weekday meeting in their chapel at Denbigh, demanded to know who in- tended to commit the offence of voting for the Conser- vative candidate, Mr Townsbend Mainwaring, and added that tl;ey-inez%t)ii)g the members of the church-would not desire to see again the face of any one who should so vote. It is quite likely, if(this appears in your paper, some one may contradict it; and I may as well tell you beforehand what these contradictions are worth. Itis just possible that the report of what took place at this meeting may have reached the outside public in words slightly ditferent to those actually used, and this would be heH as fully justifying any religious correspondent in saying the report was not true. The Welsh people —the religious people more especially—are verv ingeni- ous in matters of this kind. Some years ago I knew a deacon of a chapel who was in business, and liable to in- come tax but he had an objection to paving, and to evade the tax he kept a separate set of books for the in- spection of the very intelligent commissioners of income tax. When asked I "Are these your returns ?" his an- swer was, "These are my books, and I hand them in; and he maintained this was not telling an untruth! So much for the convenience and comfort of a religion of faith, and not of works. A HANGOR BANKRUPT.—At the Liverpool Bankruptcy Court on Monday, before Mr Commissioner Perry, Frances Pidgeon came up to pass her last examination and receive an order of discharge as well as to apply to be released from common gaol. Mr Gully, instructed by Messrs, Evans and Lockett, appeared for the bank- rupt, a widow, formerly of Dublin, but latterly residing ill Bangor, Mr T. H. James, instructed by Messrs, Dun- can and Co., for the execution creditor, and Mr Cotton for another creditor. The judgment in this case was obtained in one of the Irish courts, and under a recent act of Parliament registered in England, where Nfrs Pidgeon had gone to reside. She was arrested in Ban- gor and lodged in Carnarvon Gaol, from whence, in order to obtain her release, she petitioned this court and was adjudicated bankrupt. The court, upon her surren- der, at the instance of the execution creditor, declined to order her release unless she found security to ensure her attendance at its various Isittitigs. She was unable to procure the necessary security, and was remitted to prison, where she remained until this day. Mr James now stated that his clients were not desirous of further detaining the bankrupt, and should therefore discharge her and prove their debt. Her discharg e having been signed the creditor proved a debt for £ 7^3, and pro- ceeded, through hi, counsel, to examine the bankrupt on her accounts. The unsecured debts were stated to be £ 67, and the liabilities on accommodation bills ■ £ 1,894 whilst the assets were of the value of £:31, con- sisting of 'plate and trinkets. The latter item, upon in- quiry, was found to have been wrongly inserted by the gentleman who gave instructions for the preparation of the accounts, and the item of accommodation bills, it was also explained, was not entirely correct, as the bankrupt had received some consideration in respect of the bills. Mr Charles Coates, a membec of the Irish bar, and a re- lative of the bankrupt, was called for the purpose of ex, plaining the accounts, but his evidence was of so discur- sive a character it would be impossible to summarise it, the history of himself and family being the principal topic upon which he enlarged.—The baakrupt was then recalled and examined with respect to the evidence she gave on a former occasion, which, it appeared, was in- consistent with her present statements but the only explanation she could offer was that she was so nervous and confused as to be unaccountable for what she bad previously said. His Honour expressed his surprise at such an answer, and remarked that there must be fur- ther investigations of the accounts, and before he could be satisfied on the subject he should require the vouchers and papers which had been delivered to the official assignee that morning to be carefully examined and re- ported upon. An adjournment for that purpose was thereupon taken to the 31st inst. THE INDEPENDENTS OF CARNARVONSHIRE AND FREII VOTINC!. — We are requested to insert the fol- lowing Resolution, unanimously agreed upon at a quarterly meeting of the Independent Denomina- tion of the northern district of Carnarvonshire, held at Llanfairfechan, on Thursday, the 9th inst., under the presidency of the Rev. E. Edmunds :—" That we, Min- isters and Deacons of the Congregational Denomination of Arvon, in conference assembled, having observed, with much astonishment, the charges repeatedly made against the Dissenters of the County, in the columns of the North Wales Chronicle, since the late election, of having exercised authority over the members of our churches, to compel them to vote for the Liberal candi- dates, with the threat of exclusion in the case of dis- obedience and that at the time evangelical preaching of the Gospel in our pulpits had been replaced by poli- tical speeches, beg to express our most decisive denial of the charge, and to announce that we are prepared to meet any tribunal for the thorough investigation of the groundless asgertions.Signed, for the Meeting, EVAN EDMONDS, Chairmau. CHRISTMAS Snow.—Mrs Margaret Owen and Mr Hugh l'ritchard exhibited their Christmas show of beef, &c., yesterday (Friday). Mrs Owen's show, which was her forty-ninth, consisted of three prime fat oxen-from Mr H. B. Roberts, Trefarthin, Anglesey, averaging in weight 12 score; 10 sheep, from Mr Roberts, Bryn- adda, near Bangor; 12 mountain wethers, from Mr Griffith Thomas, Talsarn, Llanllechid and 2 calves, from Mr William Williams, Penffridd, Bangor. Mr Hugh Pritchard, Vaynol Arms, exiiibited-2 tiue oxen, from Capt. Platt, Brynyneuadd,one of which weighed 13 score lolbi 2 oxen, fed by William Williams, Esq., at Sybia Abbey, Northamptonshire 12 mountain wethers, from Mr Lewis, Aber S ditto, large ones and 1 calf. The other butchers reserved their show of meat, until Thursday next.

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