AMLWCH. I TS8 CHURCH.—Advent servioea which are fairly attende(I are held in the parish and Port ohurohea. On Friday last the Rev. D. Lloyd Jones, vicar, preached to a full congregation, there being a larize dumber of Dissenters present. CHI(ISTM.te.-The abops are prettily dres3ad, and everything bespeaks Christmas coming, but the weather is disastrous-we are flooded everywhere. Father Christmas is so much an indoor guest, so fond of feasting and fun. and distributing presents that we can welcome him warmly despite wiDtlliud rain. Chrietmas with all its iiejoicings brings also madness, for it is a time that the raoie thoughtful of na feel keenly the bitter remembrance of those who ODoe shared our Christmas festivities. We wish all, young and old, thorough enjoyment, pleasure, and happiness, and that we may oommemcrate the greatest day our world ever knew, as beooming THE POST-OFFICE.—After much oonjectare and discussion as to the merits and demerits of the various candidates for the appointment of sub- postmaster here, the lot has fallen npon Mr Owen Dew, who many will remember as the first station- master at Amlwch in the days of the Anglesey Central Railway, and who in that and in Bobscquent cffices has always proved himself to be a moatreliable and worthy man,suitable and competent for the post he has just attained. The premises opposite the Castle Hotel, where the duties will be cummenosd on Monday Lext, are central and roomy. While we rinfl in the new we regret the old. Public feel- ing has been strong in favour and in the hope that Mr Wiilitm Jones would continue in office; sterling, cpright, and important we frit our business secure and fcacred in his keeping, and we are very sorry to wish him gocd-bye as a postmaster, who has faithfully served a fickle public and a strict Govern- ment for over twelve yeare. Prior to Mr William Jones Mr David Jones, the printer, was postmaster, he having succeeded Miss Judd, who retired after having, iti connection with her late father, Mr Samuel Judd, bad the post-office here 38 years. It waa then within a few yards of the premises now selected. TOE AMLWCH HOME ARM AND INDGSTMES ASSOCIA- TION.—Through the interest and instrumentality of several ladies of the town, a Beries of cirving classes have been b. Id here and many young people and adults have embraced the privilege and made great progress in the ait. It has been decided that the wood-carving done by the members of the classes should be exhibited next Easter. Also that for the sake of cncouiagiug industry Kvd talent the advantage should ba giveu to the children attend- ing the elementary schools and older people within ten miles of Amlwch, to exhibit their work in various branches, namely, j different kinds of 6ewing, knitting, housework, writing, drawing, painting, models of ships and machinery, rope. leather or iron work, and matters in connection with agriculture, shipping, etc., for which prizes of moderate value, from a guinea downwards, will be given. The prizss for wood carving and cooking will he decided by the associa- tion. It is also suggested to aid a loan exhibition of articles, illu>trating the natural resources, trades and industries of tha district, together with the works of art, curiosities and obj ;cts of interest generally. Mrs J. W. Paynter, junr.. 13ryntirion, and Mrs Matthews, N. and F. Bank, are the bon. secretaries, and Mrs Fanning Evans, Mona Lodge, and Mrs 0. Eo Jones, Ty'urheol, are the hon. trea- .st-rers. Either of these ladies will be pleaded to receive any suggestion or proposition in connection with the undertaking, and hope to have the sub- etantial aid cf the ladies of the neighbourhood as well as the promise of a prizj and the loan of any objects for displav, whioh would tend to enhance Che value of the exhibition, aud make the same a tuccesi3.
ABERDOVEY. UNIONIST MEF.TIo.-The Unionist party at Aber- dovey have for some time been very aotive, and a pubhc meeting was bald at the Assembly Looms on Tnosday evening li'-st. There was a Itirge attendance. Mr Henry Owen, of Dolgoed (Amaethon), delivered a most amusing, and at tha game timo, very clever address. Mr Bryan, of Ruthin, aiM spoke in Welsh. Mr Millard, of Dolgellay, spoke in Welih and English, and criticised very severely the recent utteraDCeB of Mr Lloyd George, which he described as often without ioundation and wild and erratic.—Mr Howell, of Craigydon, was chairman, aud the meeting closed with a vcte of thanks to him.—Tbe meeting was an orderly one throughout, although there was a larga cumter cf Libta18 present.
BEAUMARIS. A CORItECrION.-In the report of the last meeting of tbe Town Council the inscription on t ie cast presented by the Mayor for placing on the chairs in the pleasure ground should have been" Never cut a 'rlend. ,AIUSICAL FESTIVAL.-Tbe musical festival to be held on the 25th iust. iucounection with the Beau- maris Choral Union, premises to be a success. There are 154 competitors for the several items. Alderman William Hughes will preside at the after- noon, and Sir Richard Bulkeley at the evening eneetiug. SHOOTINO PIRTY.-Sir Richard Bulkeley is this week entertaining a shooting party, which includes Lord Penrhyn, HOD. H. Sturt, M.P., Hon. Stonor, Colonel Olliphant, and Mr A. Coventry, and notwithstanding the unfavourable weather good bags were registered. A SCHOONER ON THE DUTCHMAN.—On Monday worniug a schooner was signalled to be in dis- tress on the Datebman's Bauk,%u(i with the greatest promptitude the new lifeboat stationed at Beau- maris was manned and prooeeded to the rescue, and much to their praisti they were only a :few minutes later on the scene than a steamer which was close by, which brought her off. DEATH or 81R ANDREW RAMSAY.—We regret to announce the death of Sir Andrew Coornbie Ram. eay, which occurred at his residence, No. 7, Vic- toria-terrace, in this town on Tuesday. The deceased was a Bon of the late Mr William Ramsay, of Glasgow, and married in 1852 Mary Louisa, daughter of Chancellor James Williams, of Llau. iairynghornwy, Anglesey. He was appointed pro- fessor of geology at the Royal School of Mines, Jermyn-atreet, in 1851, aud president of the Geol- ogical Sooiety, 1862 3 he was also formerly direc- tor general of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom and of the Museum of Economic Geology, and retired in 1881. He was a knigbt of the order of St. Maurice, and author of the Geology of North Wales," the Physioal Geology aud Geography of Great Britain," and numerous articles and scientific papers. The funeral, which was private, took place at Lianeadwra on Saturday last, wbon the Rev. J. Wynne Jones, vioat of Carnarvon, assisted by the Rev. Robert Jones, M.A., Beaumaris, officiated. The ohief mourners were Lady Ramsay, the Misses Ramsay, Mr Allen Ramsay, Rav. A. LI. Williams, and Rev. Kyffin Williams, and the carriages of the following were present at the funeral: Mr H. R. Poole, High-sheiiff of Anglesey; Mrs Williams, Treoastell; aud Mr J. H. Burton, Fryars.
DOLGELLEY. CHURCHMEN'S READING SOCIETY.-At a meeting of this sooiety held at the Vestry, St. Mary's Church, on Monday evening last, the rector in the chair, tbe Rev. i). Herbert read an excellent paper on the 41 Unity of the Churob," &o. Some of the mem. bers also spoke on the question. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the Petty Sessions held on Tuesday, before MessrB Edward Jones and C. E. J. Owen, William Lloyd, blacksmith, MaUwyd, was fined 23 6d and oosts for using a gaff to catch salmon in the Dovey; and David Jones, junior, Coedoae, and Edward Pugh, of Cwmtlyddiau, Llanymawddwy, (arm labonrers, were fined Is and oosts each for trying to catch a salmon with their hands.—Mr W. R. Davies appeared for the Board of Conservators of the Dovey, Mawddach, and Claslyn Salmon Fishery District.
CARNARVON. RURAL SANITARY ArTIIOIRITY.-At Saturday's fort- mightly meeting of this authority, Mr J. J. Evans presiding, & le?r from the Local Government W.ld was read applying for amended plans of tbe proposed water supply soheme for the parish of Llanllyfni, in reppect of which an application was made by the authority some time ago for sauction to borrow flOOO. The Board added that they were not satisfied that the sources proposed to be made available for the scheme would afford an adequate supply of good water during dry seasons. It was decided to request the Board to explain the direction in whioh the plans required amending.—Major Tallooh, chief inspector of the Looal Government Board, also wrote announcing his intention to visit Fortdinorwio on Wednesday for the purpose of procuring samples of the water proposed to be utilised in connection with a watar supply scheme at that place,-A resolution passed at a vestry meeting at Llanberia was submitted requesting the authority to apply to the Local Government Board for power to maintain and keep in repair private ,tree?'nd!Me.inth.ptn8b,.t being stated that roommitte. had also been formed to consider the ?on of improving the town of Llanberis. The ?.nJtheMrfeyor were empowered to render Xt ??'MetheyeoOd to the p?h? COM nittM.
DOLWYDDELAN. HOME Missios.-Last week a very suoosssful mission was held in this parish, commencing on Saturday evening, the f th, and ending on Sunday, the 13ih. The services of the Rev. Canon Roberts, of Llandaff, assisted by the Rws. H. L. James, Pen. is&'rwaen, and E. Evans, Bettwayooed, had been seoured. Canon Roberts had, however, contracted the influenza, aud having conducted the opening service on Saturday and preached on Sunday morn- morning, was unable to continue. Oa Monday evening he made another attempt, but on Tuesday all hope of his being able to continue had to be given up. The Rev. W. Williams, of Dolgelley, was telegraphed for, and with the greatest prompti- tude he responded, and arrived during the evening service, which was conducted by the Rv. H. L. James. Though summoned at a moment's notioe Mr Williams at ouoe threw himself into the work, and what threatened to be a oollapse turned out, in opite of the terrible weather experienced, a most Bacoessful mission-a special feature being the large number of intercessions asked for. Both in the deepening effects upon those who were already communicants and in the additions to the communicants' roll th3 results are eminently satisfactory, ani There was a most impressive earnestness in the thanksgiving serviaa on Sunday ¡ evening. While the deepest appreciation of the woik of the assistant missiouers i» expressed, the way in which, without any preparation, Mr Wil. liams took up the work is considered beyond all praise. He proved himself a born missiouer, and his appointment as canon missioner in this diocese would, under God, we cannot doubt, be attended by the greatest spiritual blessings to the Church. The services consisted of a celebration every doy at 8.30 a.m. intercessory service and address by the Rev. H. L. James at 10.30 children's service, oon- duoted by the Revs. E. Evans and H. L. Iameg, at 12.45 each day, except Saturday women's meeting on Tuesday and Friday, at 2.30 men's meeting on Saturday and Sunday at 4 30. and a mission service, sermon, and addrss wilh after meeting at 7 p.m. eaoh day.—Correspondent.
DENBIGH. I LLANHHAIADR NATIONAL SCHOOL, The Diocesan Inspector's report of this school muat b3 exceed- ingly satisfactory to all concerned. The report of the examination not long a^o conoludei by the Rov. Elias Owen, M.A., is that this school takes a position amoug tbe excelIent scbools in tbe diocese." ENTERTAINING THE ASYLUM PATIENTS.—In res- ponse to an invitation from tin officers and staff of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum, a large number of visitors assembled at the Asylum on Friday evening, and enjo)ed a miscellaneous programme of music and recitation. The Asylum Bind, under the baton of Mr John Jones, i;,trodl1ced the pro- ceedings with an entertaining selection of masio. The Asylum Choir gavo a p trt-song, bnt the voices were not nicely balanced. Misses E. Evans and M. Green sang With effect We have been friends together," and were applauded. Miss Kate Doulton look the solo in Glory to and waj much appreciated. Miss M. Green sang the Lost Chord," but the âf<Jot \Vas Apoilt by Ii snpeNbnn- dance of accompaniment. Mr J. Thomas, Featin- ion (i patient), Bang with tellina effect and excellent voice '• Yr Ornest," and was encored. Mr Harna man and Mr C. M. Humphreys supplied the comic side of the programme, and highly anused the appreciative audience. Misses C. Parry^ and C. Jones are promising vocalists. Mi»s Gertrude Bradwyn acted as aocompanist with ?kill. The farce entitled "The boots at the Swai)," tiext oocupied the boards and was well staged the characters were sustained with much ability and to the entertainment of the audience, by Messrs J. B. llannnmn, J. H. Palmer, C. M. Humphreys, and P. Williams, Misses A. Willia os, L. HuRhes, M. J. Williams, aud C. Yaugbin. The sinking of the National Anthem concluded the proceedings. THE snow IN THE SIIOP WINDOWS. The annual show in the shop windows tGCK place in miserable weather on Tuesday night. Tha various business establishments of the town were illuminated and specially dressed for the ocsasion, and some elaborate decoration and display was inspected by tha inhabitants, who ttirne(I ont in larse numbers notwithstai-ding the inclemency of 'he lwcather. The exhibition was not quite so extensive as previous years the quality of material and articles exhibited seemed to compare favour- ably with past occasions. The butchers presented an iutorertit,g Ei)pctaclt),- and their efforts were ndmired, Mr i. Davies, Mts Ellis. and Mrs Parry, Yale-street, eclipsed the others with their prime Christmas fare. Mr E. T. Jones and Mr Millard were to the foro ill iron. moncrry, and the costly display of table silver and general ironmollgery was admirad. Mr Green's copper and tin exhibition was extensive and pleasing. Boots and slices were shown in great variety and good taste by Messrs Dicks and Stead and Simpson. The drapers made attractive exhibitions of warm clothing, Mr T. J. Williams taking the laurels. His window of millinery, idr™ tnsmaking, and carpets were much admired. Messrs T. R. Jones, T. 1, Butler, aud T. P. Hughes showed choice assortments of drapery goods. Mr J. Harrison Jones led in chemistry exhibits, and Mr Beneon Evans and Mr R. D. Hughes made attractive displays. Mrs Jared Jones, Mrs Evans, and Nirs Fox presented tempting confectionery to the spectators, Mrs Jones's window being elabor- ately dressed. Mr Mardell and Mr Williams repre. sented the greengrocery, and their displays were extensive and pretty. Messrs Clwyd Pierce, Price Jones A. and T. Ashford were the leaderd in the grocery department, and showed large stocks of j Christmas fare. Mr Joyce and Mr Keepfer had pl-asing displays of watches and jewellery. Miss C. B Bird presented an extensive aDd varied assort- ment of glass and china ware. Mr Lloyd and Mr Davies showed excellent specimens of the saddler's art Nir Morris showed pork, game, and fish. The market was replete with seasonable frait, meat, and vegetables, Mr Edgar showing a very fine stock of game and fish. Mr Davies, Mrs Parry, Mr Davies (Henllan-street), Mr Sam. Roberts all had fully-stoctod stalls of fresh meat. TOWN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of tin Town Council was held at the Council Chamber, Town Hall, on Tueslay. In the abseuse of tha Mayor, Mr R, H. Roberts presided over Aldermen E. T. Jones and T. J. Williams Councillors W. D. W. Griffith, J. T. Hughes, Boaz Jones, John Lloyd, W. H. Evans, Howell Gee, W. Keepfer, Thomas Andrews, ■Rnhnrt Owen, and the clerk, Mr J. Parry Jones. HIQHOATK. Estimates for the demolishing of the old hoases on Highgate and the lowering of the road were reoeived, that from Simon Roberts bMna jE405 for the whole work, and that of Isaac Jones ( £ 2831. After a brief discussion it was agreed to give Mr J. Jones 95 on his finding seourity for the proper completion of the work aud on his signing an agree- ment of his resposibility should any damage be done to the surrounding property by the blasting of rook neoessary for the lowering of the road. THE HENLLAN WATER-RATS. Intimation had been received by the committee that some of the villagers deolined to ply water rates because the stand pipes were too far from their dwellings. Mr William Jones wrote explain- ing that be refused to pay the rate b3cause he was rated too high at JE16 10j, and he did not use that quantity of water for which he was called upon to pay 6s Id a quarter. Alderman E. T. JONES said haif the 6hopkeepers in Denbigh were the same. He paid a rate far in excess of The amount of water he used, and be did ?nse what many a £ 10 householder did. Mr GBIFFITH tbouaht the rate was somewhat excessive on some householders, but it was the method of rating. The olerk was ordered to make formal applica- tion; and if the money was not paid legal reoovery bA resorted to. I CLEAN THOROUGHFARES. On the motion of Mr R. H. ROBERTS it was resolved to engjge an extra man during the winter months to keep olean the gutters and crossings of the town. He said there were inches of mnd to wade through on the crossings, and paper and other rubbish fille(I the eutteri. Mr BOAZ JONES called the attention of the Council to the bottom of Red-lane, which was in a horrid condition. Mr KEEPFER hoped t'ie man would do the work appointed him, and that the Council would see that their orders were carried out efficiently. Mr ROBERTS thought Mr K-cpfer should watali operations on behalf of the Council. AN UNANSWERABLE QUESTION Mr BOWEL Ou asked the Clerk if he could give an ilea as to the cost of the legal expenditure that would aosrue from the Waterloo House lawsuit supposing the Council won the case. Th CLERK said ha could give particulars of cost up to date, but could not say up to the Assizes. It was impossible. Mr Gas said the ratepayers were asking. Mr B:>AZ JONES said their Clerk was not a prophet (laughter). THE LIGHTING OF THE STREETS. I A letter was react from Mr U. rarry, secretary to I the Townsmen's Gas Grievanoe Committee, con- I taining a petition from a representative meeting held recently, praying the Mayor and Corporation' to take t\n lighting of tha towa into their own bands. As the Mayor was not present the matter was left over for further discussion. < THE HEALTH OF DENBIGH. The Medical Officor of Health reported that during the pait mouth nine deaths had occurred, two of which were infanti, and all natural oauses, with the exoeption of one, whioh was suicide by hanging, making a rate per thousand of the inhabitants of 16 55. During the same period fourteen births had been registered, eight males and six females,makidg a rate of 25 24 per thousand. The medicil officer had ordered the removal of some pigstyes in Hen- llan-street, whioh ware the uppo8ed cause of ill- health there. It was resolved th?t the Sanitary Committea, of which Mr R. H. Ibberts was chairman, should visit the locality and act accordingly. THE nKDLANE IMPBOVRMENT. Plans and opeciuoations were received from the Londou and North-Western Railway Company of their proposed improvement at the bottom of Red- lane, whioh the Council said was so sorely needed. The oompany's proposal to cut off a slice of the protruding wall oppcsite the goods station was readily adoptel by the Council, who were anxious to complete the work. It was resolved that, on fitiishilg the work, Dr. Evan Pierca shoulJ be waited up3n, be:having expressed his willingness to assist in the improvement of the lane by taking down his high wall, and making the important thoroughfare wider. It was also Suggested that tbe pith should be cautioned around the comer ?o join that in Red-lane. THE WATERLOO HOSTILITIES COMMENCED. The CLERK informed tha Council that acting upon their instruction, lie had paid E30 in satisfac- tion of the claim for damages to Waterloo House into court, and that Mr Henry Hartley, architect, hai been employed. MISCELLANEOUS. A letter rro several ratepayers in Hig'a-streaf, was read, and it suggested the removal 01 the parish pnmp, w?ich had Dot been used for years, and was an eyesore and obstruction. Mr HOWSL GEE tbougnt it was an old institu- tion, and should be relained. It was resolved to discuss the removal in com- mittee. The Council could not see its way to remove the Reading-room step which abutted the new path. Councillor KEEPFBR said it would be an improve- ment aud a public convenience. Mr R. H. ROBERTS complained that Bome gentle- men at the bottom of the town used the public thoroughfares as an exeroise grouud for t'rnir dogs to the disgust cf passera to and from the Railway station aud elsewhere. The Lighting Committee wished to call the atten- tion of the lamplighter to the dirty condition of the street lamps and desirtl thi, improvement. The Uraij;-road pump being high and inconven- ient is to be lowered and placed in a more conven- ient position at tbe discretion of the Major. A bill of £ 116 5s 10.1 was paid off tbe interest and capital cf the Market Hall; £ 2 was paid to the Henllan churchwardens from the cemet jry £1 5s was piid to the Medical Officer, and 12s 61 to Dr. Pierce for services under the Contagious Di.siases Notification Act. The plans of Mr Parry William3, High-street, of bathroom, Va., at the back of his promises wera passed.—It was resolved to writo to the Board of Trade intimating that the Council were going to consider the buil lin« of a smitlifidd, and hoped to gain their permission to allow tins provi,ion of a oattle weighing Betiles until the smithfield was dealt with. It was mentioned that it would only be required for the weighing of pigs, because no toll was taken for cattle on a Tuesday. NIGHT POACHING. r. LABOURING A CHARGE. 1 -1 UU luouuuy at pcciiu jrouut) wourr, oaiore Mr ?v. D. IV. Griffith, Captain Cole, nd Mr Marsden, the four young men, Isaao Williams, Peter Edwards, William Jones and John Jones, of Llaunefydd, were br iught up charged with being in search of game by night on the 13th of last irnuth. Mr Aluu Lloyd prosscuied, and Mr Wallis Davies dofended. Mr ALUN LLOYD, in addressing the Bench, said he hid thought of reduoing the charge against the prisoners 60 that they miht bo dealt with summarily, bu his friend declined to allow that cours) to be adopted, namely, the one in which the warrant had been issued. lie would offer no evi- dence against John Jones, and the prisoners being disoharged by the magistrates, he was called ai witness, and said he was out on the 13th of Novem- ber with the three prisoners, and were in search of game. Mr DAnEs did not not examine the witness, aud thought it was his duty to intimate to the Benoh that the evidence given was aginet the witness and not against the other prisoners. The CHAIRMAN thought the evidcccs was very scanty and not finiticient. Mr LLOYD prooeeded to re-examine the witness, and Mr DAVIES insisted that any further questions must be put by the Bench, to which the chairman agreed. The WITNESS, in reply to the BEXCH, said it was about 12 o'clock on the night mentioned he saw no one abont, but saw Isaao Williami with a pheasant. lie heard three shots fired by William Jones, Peter Edwards, and Isaac Williams. The latter told him he shot. Mr DAVIES: That is iuadmissable. It is the evi- dence of an informer. Mr LLOYD coutenled that it was admissible if it oould be corroborated. Mr DAnEa asked why the case was being laboured against the men ? It was more a case of persecu- tion than prosecutiou. But he would be satisfied if his protest was on the depositions. Superintendent VAUGHAN detailed the scene and place of the apprehension as in the former case. Cross-examined: He did not caution William Jones. He did not oonsider a caution at all impor- tant. Did not tell him that John Jones had made a statement, and say the best thing for you is to confess, and did not tell Peter Edwards that William Jones bad been arrested on the confession of John Jones. With regard to the arrest of Isaac Williams did not hold out any inducement to tempt him to make an admission. The warrant was issued at the last court ou Saturday on the present charge. The oonfeasiou was made volun- tarily by the prisoners. Sergeant JABns deposed to having found a pool of blood at Tanygaer Wood, where the keeper was shot, and to finding an empty cartridge. Mr DAVIES thought it only fair to the prisoner and the court that the keeper should be called. Mr LLOYD would not allow his friend to appeal to him on the ground of fairness, and called the keeper John Jones, who detailed tbe circumstances of the affray. Could not swear there were men present; be only saw a dark object moving. Mr DAVIES, in addressing the Bench, said he would ask their worships to dismiss that charge. It must have been patent to them that it was the intention of the prosscution to discharge these men on that charge and the other on the occasion of their dismissal, and he had to complain in the bitterest terms of the conduct of the proseouiion in that case. He did not mean snpt. Vaughan, who had acted in a straightforward manner, and be hoped Mr Lloyd was not responsible for the prooedure. The prisoners had been brought there from time to time, and he thought that having been assurod that there was no evidence against John Jones and John Williams, that the charge had been withdrawn against tbern, and he therefore permitted the men to give evidence incriminating themselves, and Mr Lloy-i knsw that was against the laws of evidence. The men bad given a clear evidenoe without fear or favour in consequenoe, and certainly had he been aware that such a oharge was forthcoming he would not have permitted them to give that evidenoe, and establish acase against themselves. He also thought the oharge was being laboured, and he oomplained .that the oase was a persecution and not a proseoution. He asked the Bench to dismiss the oharge, as the men were giving Queen's evidence. The CHAIBMAN said the Bench knew of the charge; it was lying on their desk whilst tbe other cage was proce"ding. Mr DAVIES That only aggravates the case for the prosfoution. If the solioitor for these men was kept in ignorance and without tbe slightest intima- tion of the charge, the proceedings were most unfair aud despicable, and had he known he would have insisted on the witnesses iving evidence which would have incriminated them. Mr LLOYD said the man had been charged with intent to murder, and two had been let off, but four might have been found guilty, and to-day he wanted the case dealt with summarily, but their solicitor had drawn them into that predioament. The CHAIRMAN said Mr Davies could not help the prosecution's proceedings. The three prisoners were oommitted for trial, reserving their defenoe. Williams was allowed on bail. The oourt was orovrded.
HOLYHEAD. LAWN TKNM9 CLUB BALL.-The mnsio was sap- plied by Mr Lewis Owen, Ballroom Band. An exoellent programme of the latest dance mnsio wu rendered, and danoicg was kept up with great :I vigour from eight p.m. to three a.m. Before leay-I iUil, the bind were highly oompUtnantad by all present for their playing. CnBIJTllHS MARK T.-The Christmas market will be held on Thursday", the 24th instant, when the butchers attending the Holyhead market will have an excellent show of beef, &0. ENTERTAINMENT. On Wednesday evening an entertainment was given at the Londoo-poad Chapel (O.M.), when the cantata illustrating the views of PiIrim'B Progress" and the Village Black- emith" was performed. Tho chair was taken by the Rev. R. Morgan Jones, MA., and the views were exhibited by Mr Owen Hughes, leader of the ohoir. OBITUARY.—We arc sorry to renord the death of Mr Thorn is John Owen, Feather's Inn, Boston- street, and eldest son of Captiin John Owen, 8t. Cybi-street, who died on Tu3sday afternoon after a brief illness at the of 42 years. His remains are to ba interred to-day (Saturday) afternoon, and a full report of the same will appear in our next issue. PRihiitosE LEAUUE CONCERT.—On Tuesday even- ing the montbly ooncert of tbe Holyhead Habita- tion of the League was held at the Town Hall, and it was presided over by Colonel T. H. Marshall, the ruling councillor. Those that took part injthe concert were the Holyhead Brass Band (under the leader- ship of Mr Kobart O.veo), Miss Wheeler New C,Lmbrian-terr"e: Miss Lizzie Joneg, Coi'e?e-Iaca Mr Robert Owen, ban?lwaster Mr Singleton; Mi6EEa Houghton, Ucheldre; and Mr E. C. Corbet. The accompanists were Mrs Corbet and Miss Hanghton, The Chairman announced that by the next time they hoped to get a number of influential persons to address the meeting. Special POLICR COTJRT.—Tnis court was held on Wednesday last, before Mr X. Forcar Evans, when Albert Major (who was sentenced at Maidstone to five years' penal servitude for housebreaking) wa9 brought up by Sergeant Toohill for failing to report himself.—Sergeant Toohtll deposed that the accused came to the poline station about 1 30 p.m.on Monday list. He said his r:an was Alfred Major, and that h-3 h:id been serving live yeara' peual servitude, and was convicted at Maidstone. Ib had held a licence hut core it up, and had last reputed hims??lf on tha 5th November at Ecottaud Yard, Loadjn. He also aid that he got to Holyhead penniless, and intended going over to Ireland. Before going lit1 fully thought of committing another offence, but decided to give himself tip.-Tlie prionèr. in answer to the magis- trate said that he left the prison scyen wees ago, and got druuk at South Shields, when he tore up his i tjcket-oMeave. He last reported himself at Scot- land Yard ou the 5th ultimo, and Ehonld hYe do?e so afterwarda at Shields. He c?me to Holy- head on Friday afternoon about live p.m., and hal stiyedat Hughes's CoffM House, kumm-r H^.ll, until he gave himself up.-The prisoner was remanded until the petty ce3aion8 oil the 23rd inst. VALLEY PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Monday, uaoemoer. 14tb, before Major*Goueral Hughes, Dr. E.I. Edwards, Mr G. Williams, and H. Edwards. Assault. William Henry Osborne, 20, Wian. street, London-road, Holyhead, railway detective, charged John Jones, 5, Cjllege-lano, Holyhead, with assaulting him while in the execution of hi3 dutyon the 21st November, 1891. There was a cross E-ummons.—Mr Colt Williams (instructed by Mr Fenna, Chester) appeared for the prosacatiou, and Mr E. G. Roberts for the defence.-H appeared from the opening statement and the evidence jailed in support of it, tliat abJUt nine o'clock on the morning of the 21s), th.) defendant Jones had been taken to the station-master's cftiM on a charge of stalling a bottle of whisky, aud that Osborne went there to watch him till Mr Guest, the station- niaster, slioul(I arrive. Jone8 wanted to RO home, and Osborne stopped him, w n we resuu juai a scuill; took place, which was the assault complained of. A great number of witnesses were called for the I)rosecaticiu.-For the defence, Mr Roberts contended that Osborne was the airgfersor, and that there was no warrant to arrest the defendant, aud that the evidence for the prosecution was so very conflicting that it could not be relied on.—The case occupied a vary long time, and in the end the magistrates fined Jones 203 aud costs. Noil-m^intenrnee.—Robert Owen, Churoh-street, Atierffraw, was summoned by Richard K. Parry, relieving officer for the Holyhead Union, to show cause why he should not contribute towards the support of his mother, Jane Owen, who was charge- able to the Holyhead Union.—Mr E. G. Roberts defended.—On his cross-examination Parry was unable to prove that the defendant had any means, so the ca"ie was adjourned to the next Valiley Petty Bossies, for Parry to prove means. Owen Wil- liams, Churoh-street, Aberffraw, was also sum- moned for a similar offence, and Mr E. G. Roberts defended. This caie also was adjourned for the same reason an,1 purpose, the magistra e3 remark- ing that for the future it was of nc us J for the guardians to try their cases there so unprepared that the officer should make himself acquainted with the position of the parties before summoning them, so as to be prepared to prove that they were able to contribute towards the support of their relatives. A Curious Highway Casc.-Thomas Owen, Felin Treban and HughRowtanda, ClegirMawr, surveyors of the highways in the parish of Llanbeulau, Anglesey, were biimmoned by P.O. William Jones, Absrffraw, for allowing a part of the highway in the above pariah, lying between Rhytty and Taly- llyn, to be out of repair. —Mr E. G. Roberts defended. There was no question but that this part of the road was in a very bad state of repair, the only question being who was responsible for its repair. It appears that the piriah of Llanbaulan is ery long, part of it being in the Hundred of Llifon and part in the Hundred of Milltraetb, and from time immemorial it had been the custom I for the inhabitants in vestry assembled to appoint four highway Rurvoyors-two for the Malltraeth end, which oonsisted of three miles, and two for the Llifon end, which consisted ot nine miles, This hid always bgen done till mlrol3 of this year, when, on the death of Richard Jones, Talyilyn, tho parishionsrs of Malltraeth Hundred refused to appoint a succagor. Mr Llu^hes/Tymmn, the other surveyor, relused to act. The two defendants were the surveyors for the part of the road in the Llifon Uuodred, and kept their part of the road in proper repair.—Mr Richard Williams, Treban, the chairman of the Holyhead Guardians, and of the. vestry for the parish of Llanbedr, was oalled for the defence, and gave evidence csntirm- ing the foregoing statement, and Mr Roberta asked the magistrates to exeroieo their power and appoint sorveyùra for the Malltraeth end under the High- way Act,, whioh they could do when the parish- ioners had failed to appoint tham in the vestry. As this could not be done that day, but at the next sessions, the case was allowed to stand over till the Holyhead Petty Sessions on the 23rd, when the magistrates stated that they would proceed to appoint a new surveyor for the Malltraeth end of the parish in addition to Richard Hnghes, Tymain, who, uiatil his succesguris attli an ofti Ar, and liable to keep the highway in repair. Immoral ty.-Ellen Owen, Glanygors, Llanfaelog, summoned Richard Griffith, Glantraeth Bach, Trefdraeth, to show cause why he should not con- tribute towards the support of her illegitimate ohild.—Mr E. G. Roberts appeared for the oom- plainant, and Mr T. R. Evans for the defendant, aud the oase was adjourned by consent. Eliza- bath Jones, 10, Mill Bank, Holyhead, summoned a man for the same purpose.—Mr C. E. M. Prichard appeared for the oomplainant, and Mr E. G. Roberts for the defendant.-The oase was dismissed.- Margaret Williams, Fferam Baoh, Idangwyfau, summoned Richard Hughes, Penrhyn Halen, Aber- ffraw.-The case was adjourned to the Holyhead Petty Sessions. Stealing a Pitchfork.—Thomas Jones, Dafarn Newydd Cottage, Llanfaethln, was summoned by P.O. 14 (E. Priohard) for stealings pitchfork value 2s at Llanrhyddlad, on the 14th September.—The case was dismissed. Unin;/ a Carriage without L'cenee.— Thos. Wil- liams, Tymawr, Llautrisant, was summoned by James Law, exci-e officer, Holyhead, for keeping and usin4 a carriage without a liceaoe.-Fined 20s, and costs 32 61. Education Act.-Robert Richards, Clegir Mawr; Hugh Roberta, Penybont; Robert Thomas, Simdda. wen; Thomas Hughes, Peallanallof, Llanrhyddlad; and Hugh Williams, 4, Chapel-street, Rhydwyn, were snmmoned by Lewis Jones, Sohool Board officer, Rhydwyn, for neglecting to send their child- ren to school. Eaoh defendant was fined 5s.For the same offence, Hugh Hughes, Bridge-street, Aberllraw, who was summoned by J. W. Jcnes, compulsory offiosr, Aberffraw, was fined 51. Drunk.—Edward Prichard, potter, Bodedarn (an old offender), and ORen Owen, Ghapel-s'.reet, Aberffraw, were summoned by P.C. 22 (W. Jones) for being drnnk at Aberffraw on the 21st November. Prichard was fined 5, and Owen 2a 6d and costs.
LLANDUDNO. CHRISTMAS IS COMING.—Sae Baaney's advertise- ment of seasonable presents and toys. THE REV. GEOBOE E. CATLI will oondnot the first of a series of monthly services, entitled Talks aboat the great Reformerp," on Sunday evening next, December 13th, in Christ Church, subject, John de Wyoliffe." Commence 6:30. Special musical servioe, All seats free. All heartily welcome. 2403m A GRAND BAz?.-The Welsh Wes)ev'ns intend holding a grand bazaar in the year 1893, of which further particulars will be advertised soon in our columns. The ENGLISH PiiE;BvrEaiAN3.—Wa are requested to announce that the above church (Rev. Onas. T. Astley, pastor) intend holding a grand bazaa- in the month of Aawast, 1893. 2416 Wic understand that Mr F. J. Sarson, auctioneer, has just sold by private treaty the premises, No. 10, Craigydon-pacade; alio the present ttmaut's interest, goodwill, and furniture in Caradoo House, Lloyd-street, which we hear is to be shortly trans- formed into a lirct-class boarding establishment and private hotal, under the capable managemsnt of Mrs Bellamy. WORKINGHEN's CLUB CONCICRT.-The weekly enter- tainment at the Coooa House last Saturday was well attended, and Mr O. S. Pilkington presided. Mr Denbigh Cooper kiudly gave his services and Stno admirably. He was loully encored, as were Miss Mabel Corbin and Mr A. H. Haghes in their reoitatious. Songs were given by Mrs Whiston and Miss Rose Jephcott, who were both encored, also by Mr J. T. J )nos (Directory Offioe). A lady, whosa nama did not transpire, played cleverly a pianoforte 1-010, A DASTAncLY Acr.—Oa Monday evening whilst the church cllJir and Philharmonic Society were rehearsiug Christmas carols in the Church House large room adjoining Trinity Church, a big stone was hurled violently through the window. Oa the rector running out he found that the gas in the lobby had been turned out, and, of course, the per- petrator of the mean act had gone. Had the ohoir been sitting in the part of tha room they usually occupy it is extremely probable that somebody would have been seriously injured. Every effort is being made to find out who did it. THE LiMmAT OUT.—On Monday morning at nice o'clock a rocket signal summoned together the crew of Sunlight No. 1" presumably to the relief of the crew of a schooner in the neighbourhood of Dutchman's Bank, Conway Bay. The crew mastered promptly, and the boat was launched from the Conway shore, a mile from the boathouse, in less than half-an-hour. The crew were out four hours, but it transpired that their aarvioes were not required, as the vessel turned out to be a sbooner in danger on the south-east point of Paffin Island, and a passing steamboat towed her to a safe anchor- age in the Meaai Straits. Tnz 14 TROTREY SALII.On Tuesday ever.ing, at St. George'a Hotel, Mr Geo. F. Felton, the well- known auctioneer, effored for sale the mansion known as Trostrey," situate in Abbey-road, a residence admirably adapted for a family mansion. Messrs Chambsrlain and Johnson were the solici- tors in the transaction. The tenure is leasehold for a term of 99 years from the 30th of November, 1856, subject to the ground rent of £8 per annum, There was a large and representative attendance, Mr Felton, in introducing the property, said it was interesting to notice the marked improvement there was in the property market, and that prices ere fully maintained. This acate of things was not, as some asserted, because there was a "bJelm in the property market, but gimply owing to the natural course of events. After a few yaars of decreased activity "property was recovering itself. Taking into consideration the large amoaut of publio and private capital which had been expended in the town, the general improvement effected, the new railway staiion, the train aud stoamlnat service, the Pavilion concerts, As., it would ba a strange thing iudeed if the value of property in the town did ndt increasa. Lot 1, "Trostrey." was then offered, and it :ter a brisk bidding it Wi3 knocked down to Mr E. Turner, architect, /for £2750, the fixtures to ba regard3d an extra. Lot 2, Beech. wood House, Chanel-street, was purchased by Mr T. P. Daviea for £830. CHRHTMM 1891.—Ciur.LKS E. bMiTii aesires respectfully to invito the yisitors and residents of Llandudno and district to inspect the large and splendid stock of goods suitable for Cnristmas and New Year's gifts, in his establishment, the Mostyn- srèet Postoffice. Amongst other branches are Bookg:All the choicg illistrat.-d boolis oE the Christmas season, annual volumes, children's toy books, &a. One work especially to he noticed is the songs of the two Savoyards (Gilbert and Sullivan), arranged for one voice and piano accompaniment, beautifully printed and illustrated, fir.,41 edition 21s. Christmas cards and booklets in great variety, ull new designs, private c'!rds to order, sample books sent to auy addros on applica- tion. Diaries and almanacs for 1892 now ready any not in stock will be procured at two days' notice. Articles for painting and enamelling This branch has just been a-lded, and a great variety of articles well mada and prettily designed will be fouad to select from. Engravings, artiste' proofs, aud studies, hundreds to select from all the beau- tifal things just published by Hiz-lbargs, R).ph,.tel Tuck, Reaves, & at lowest prices on tale or hire. Leather goods, silvered goods, cabinet goods, China, plain and faucy stationery, Bibles, prayers, and hymns, albums, bound poets, &0., &c., a well and carefullv selected stock, aud will compare favour. ably with any first-class establishment in large towns. Note the addres-Chas. E. Smith, Post- office, 5, Mostyn-street. r HOLY TRINITY CHDRCH.—The other evening the Pnilharmonio Society gave their first rendering of Church music of the winter season. Tha conductor, Mr Shrnbsole-Turner, opened the selection with an offertoire, by Hewlett, also playing during the ser- vice: Andanta in Aflat; "Hoyte," a descriptive morceauby Spinney; and Beethoven's Hallelujah Chorus." The selection was interspersed by solos and two choruses by the society. The first of the latter was most steadily sung, not a hitch being noticeable. In the "Wilderness," by Goss, the recits. were sung by Mr Robinson, of Caester, who was assisted in the trio by Miss Elsie Edge (oon- tra'to) and Mr Arthur Fleet (tenor). The solos sung by Mr Robiusou wera Jerusalem (Parker], "O God have mercy," from Mandalssohn's "St. Paul," and a new sacred Bong bv Rodney, The dream of Bethlehem." All were rendered in a splendid style, and the soloist was in excellent voice. Miss Rose Japhcott was most successful in her rendoriug of Angels ever bright and fair," and was never heard to better advantage. Miss Elsie Edge aang Dr. Rogers's song "L)ad kindly light" most effectively. It was evident the accom- paniment was not suited for the organ, though the best was made of it. Mr Fleet, of Chester, sang The Golden Threshold." by Lohr, and did it full justice. The ohorus suffered, as usual, from tbe paucity of tenors, though the leads were taksn up very spiritedly, but we her the society has an addition of 10 men's voice3. which will give it a better balanoe. Macfarren'a May D;ty and the 1, Ancient Mariner are now to be put in hand. The offertory was for tha funds of the Cottage Hospital, hut we fear there will ba bat a small balance after the expenses are paid. GIRTON HOUSE ScnooL: "BREAKIG UP" EITEPL- TAINMRNT.—On Monday evening, at the Masonio Hall, the pupils at Miss Evans's sohool gave a mis- cellaneous and musical entertainment prior to the Christmas holidays. The programm? oommenced at seven o'clock, there being a large number of narenta and friinds present, and the ohair was taken by Mr Elias Jones. J.P. We subjoin the programme, whioh seemed to be thoroughly en jive1, and there were several oncoresPast I.-Trio, "March," Nlisles S. Rob3rts, E. Robsrta, and M. Roberta song with violin obligato, Home, Swoet Home," Misses M. Merchant and B. Lanpbier tableaux, "The quarrel;" recitation, Misses Wil- liams, Duke, Owen, and Davies; solo, Marsh of the Pilgrims," Miss L. Roberta tableaux, Con- sulting the witch;" duet, "The Campbells a-e comin2," Misses JODe and Williams; solo, "Th British Patrol," Miss N. Evans tableaux, "Three "yonng and three old maids;" dialogue, Misses Owen and Haworth; duet, The Heavens are telling," Misses Hughes and Helstrip; reoitation, Mies A. Griffiths; tableaux, "Cleopatra and bar maids; violin solo, "Reverie," Miss B. Fortnam: vocal duet, Oh, lovely peace," Misses Jones and Davies; tableaux, The sleeping beauty," solo, "The Gipsey Mazurka," Miss K. Jones; recitations, Misses Thomson and Garret; tableaux, Three little maids from school;" vooal quartet, Sweet and low," Misses Lanphier, Belle, Roberts, and Hughes; solo, "Miy day," Miss M. Emmerson; tableaux, The dirty boy solo, Mabel's fancy," Miss L. Thomas; recitation, Miss Vincent, Masters Hushes and Jones; song, "Titwillow;" duet, "The Vesper Hymn," Misses L. Owen and A. Hughes; tableaux, "Yonth and old age;" song, I, Funiouli. Funioula." Part II.—Play withont words, "Romeo and Juliet." Characters: "Romeo," Miss Bella; "Juliet," Miss B. Lan- phier; father, maid. and priest. Scene I.-Pancy dress ball. Solo, In old Madrid," Miss L Pear- son. Soene II.—The serenade. Solo. "Jenny Jones," Miss B. Fortnum. Scene IlL-The mar- riage. Trio, Wedding much." Misses Johnson, Hughes, and Lanphier. Scene IV.-The farewell. Solo. "Blnmenlied," Miss Annie Hughes. Soene V.—The vault." God Save the Queen." Subse- quently the senior scholars and friends enjoyed a ?ance. TWENTY MORE SHARP BOYS wanted to sell tha Directory and Visitor on Friday and Saturday mornings. The Directory publishes the only fall list.— Apartments' cards at 2s per hundred at the Directory Office, Mostyn-street. PBINTINO or ALL DESCRIPTIONS executed cheaply and promptly at the Directory Offioe, Mostyn- street, j THE ENGLISH BAPTISTS' ANNUAL TE 1 AND SALE OF WORK. This annual event took place on Wednesday, wnen the sohoolroom W&H prettily decorated to represent t air y 'I t?e work being done by <tbe Rev. J. Raynond, t he rerected pMtor Messrs J. J. Marks, B.A., S. Hewitt. J. A. James, DEan, J. I H. Jone-, H. Ward, W. Wood, and W. Brookes. I The following ladies, who did good business, pre- sided at the szalls :—Art, Mrs Marks, Mis) Crock- att, and Miss Ward. Fancy, Mrs Raymond, Miss Jones, Charlton Housa Miss Roberts, Wave Crest; Miss Batchelor and Miss Corns. Plain work, Mrs Joseph Daan, and JUra Corns. Grocery, Miss Roberts aud Miss Lowe. Children's, Misses S. Dean, L. Crockatt, A. Garrett, and Gertrude Ray- mond. Refreshment, Misses Hobson, Reeves, ]Parsons, Jones, Prospect House; J. Edward", and Dean. Tha ladies who presided at the tea tables were Mr3 Marks, Mrs Hyam, Miss Brookes, the Misses Phi!)ij?, MiM JODes, Miss A. Feaby, Mrs Timms, Mrs Seymour, Miss Hobaon, Miss Magie Thomas, Mrs Corns, Mrs Roberts, Mrs J. Dean, Miss S. Jones, Miss Parsons, Miss E. Jones, Mrs Wm. Brookes, and Miss Elsie Jones. Daring the evening the Professors Dean did well with the Bhooting gallery. la the miscellaneous enter- tainment those who took part included the Misses J. E. aud L. Williams, the Misses Edwards and Williams, the Misses Jones and Hobson, Messrs Williams and Davies, the Misses Billis and Iunerdale, the Misses Parry and Brookes, Miss Elliott, Messrs T. T. Marks, C. E., J. J. Marks, J. Spcncsr Davies and H. R. Ward. Several 8ets of tableaux were shown under the management of Miss Nellie EJgs. We nuderstaud that extensive I improvements are to ba made soon at the Baptist chape!. I THE CARRIAGE LICENCE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE COMMISSIONERS AND MR C. A. HARTLEY. THE COMMISSIONERS WIN. ) In the Queen's Benoh Division, London, before the Lord Chief Justice aud Mr Justice Smith, e:t¡ng a a divisional court, Mr E. II. Lloyd appeared in the case of Banton v. Davies, in support of an appeal by way of a spjcial case by the j Improvement Commissioners of LUndudno againbt a dedsion of the jasticea of Carnarvon, who dismissed a summons brought against the respondent Davies, a cabdrivcr, on the: ground that it was trivial. It might, said the learned counsel, have been trivial if it bad been only that one case bat it was, in fact, only the first of about 60 summonses which had been issued by the Commissioners against clib and stage coach drivers who had set tho liw at defiance, with the result that brakes, cabs, foar-in hands, ISJ., had been wildly careering about Llan- dudno ever since June last without any control or restraint. It appeared from the special case that the Coamissiouers had delegated the authority to graut hackney and stage coach licences to a com- mitteo who were in the habit of requiring the per- sonal attendance of drivers every year to apply for the renewal of the licences. This the carriage proprietors complained of as an unnecessary ex- panse and wasto of time at the busiest season of the year and the manager to Mr Charlea Albert lIartley, one of the chief proprietors, waited upon the clerk to the Commissioner.] and offered, on behalf of the proprietors, to send up all the man who wanted new liceuc33 and all against whom there was any complaint, but that as to the others he would attend, apply for their lioenco3 and pay the fees. The cleck thought this reasonable, but the committee declined to sanction the arrangement, and insist id upon each man making personal application for his licence. This w ta, said the learned counsel, because nine-tenth ot the ur.vers, WHO were vyeisn- meD, were of the same name-(h!Ughter)-and there was great difficulty in identifying them unless tfcey were seen personally. The proprietors, howavor, rebelled, and tbe men were all driving without licences. It tamed out that in the case of Davies, who had be.n driving for seven years, that there had never buen a complaint against him, and the justices accordingly didmissed the ch rge against him as trivial. Mr Marshall having been heard on the other side, The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE: said it was the most audacious attempt to fly iu the face ol the hw that he had ever heard of. The quest ion Vi as, Did the Act of Parliament give the Commissioners power to insist upon the personal attendance ol the drivers? It was clear that it did, aud he hoped that intimation would be a sufficient indication to the men that they must obey the law, and to the justices, whoso doty it was to ft.\miníst.r the law, that they must administer it. lie did not say that the respondent ought to be fined heavily, because his position was an awkward one, as he was, no doubt, at the mercy of his employer but he ought to be convicted, and the case mast go baok to the justices with that intimation. Mr Justice SlIITH concurred, and the case was sant back accordingly. LANSDOWNE HOUSE SCHOOL: P UPIL3 CONCERT. We heartily congratulate Misses Matthews and Standring upon tha succass of their high school in this town, and would further remark that the resi- dents in this locality who desire to give their child- ren a good education, act wisely in showing their appreciation of the admirable manner in which the esteemed principals conduct the scholastic establishmont at Lausdowua House. Misses Matthews and Standriiig have now always from 25 to 30 hoarders, a good number of parents at a distance doubtless racogmsing the fact that it is a distinct advantage to have their daughters educa- ted at a healthy place like Llandudno, and in an establishment where they can rest assured that the general welfare of the children 13 looked after with quite as careful supervision as is bestowed upon their educational progress. The school now numbers in all about sixty pupils and we never saw an assemblage of parents and friends more apparently delighted with what took place than those who accepted the invitations to the entertainmnt on Monday evening. We shonld state that the spacious schoolroom was most taste. fully decorated for the occasion, and its appsar- anca reflected great credit upon the staff of teachers. The room was well tilled, and all almired the p-etty efbet when the raised platform was occuoifd by evidently happy and nicely-dressed young ladies. The audience included, as well as the parents of pupils, a few frianc's, amongst whom were Mrs and Miss Tudor ind Captain Tudor; the Rev. and Mrs Johnitone, Manchester Mr and Mrs T. T. Marks and Mr J. J. Marks; Miss Hanmar, Mrs Bold WiI. liarts, Mrs Davies and Dr. Konrick Davies, Dr. and Mrs James Hindle, the Rev. and Mrs W. L. Richards, Mrs Hollick, Mr and Mrs Whiston, Mrs and Miss Dawson, Miss Williams, Brossley House Misi Johns, Conway Mrs Whitby, the Rev. J Raymond, etc. The Rgv, J. Morgan, rector, was expeoted but was unavoidably absont. We subjoin the programme as arranged :—Part I J —" God save the Queen:" put song, a Sir Spring's Concert:" piano qaartatt, 11 dan,.e," Misses Elliott, Reading, Bellis and Allen piano solo, "Ihqniétude," Miss Muriel Ellerton; action songs, Bo-peep," Will yon walk a little faster ?" piano duet, "Faust," Mi3sesGwladvsM<tthews and F. Jones; song, Where's Hugo." Mis" Elsie E ige violin solo, La Cinquantaina," Miss Sissy Jeavons; part-song. At the spinning wheal." Partll.—Piano quartet, March," Misses Whitby, WooUiscroft, Frearson and Jessie Woolliscroft; piano solo, Soherzo and Trio." Miss Florence Jo ies action songs, Lullaby," 11 Christmas Boxes eong, My dearest heart;" Miss Elsie Edga piano solo, "Polonaise," Miss M. Elliott part song, "In the green forest glades piano quartet, "Valse Brillante," Misses Whitby, Ellerton, Lill and Farrington; Christmas Carols. Encores were strictly forbidden, or they would undoubtedly have been unmerous, because tneitem3 in rine programmti were exceedingly wall rendered..The PI:1DO quar- tets showed intelligent appreciation of all the diffi- culties, and the manipulation was most clear and distinct. It is certain that in Miss Whitby, the mnsio governess, the school has a clever and pains- taking teacher. Miss Muriel Ellerton's solo was a very oreditable performance despita the evident ner- vousness of the yo'.ng lady. Thodnet from Faust" by Misses Gwladys Matthews and F. Jones was equally good; and Miss Sissy Jeavons, who is a violin pnpil of Mr W. Claxton, is a quite promising yoang player. In the part songs, precision and taste were prominent features. The action songs by the little ones pleased everybody, and it was not the faalt of the audienoe that thssa were not rapturously encored. Miss ColegroY, who had charge of these pleasing numbers ought b be proud of her girls. 'the two songs contributed by Miss Elsie Edge wore londly applauded. With reference to the children, it is no light task for them to per form, so to speak, in public. The clever manner in which they acquitted themselves of their reqpee. tive duties called forth the highest praise. Mr WHISTON moved a hearty vote of thanks to Misses Matthews and Standring, their'staff, and the children, for the exoellent treat they had afforded that evening (applause). Frequently it fell to their lot to hear things attempted, but it was not often they had the plfasure of hearing a programme rendered with such finish as on that occasion (hear, hear). He warmly congratulated all oon- cerned. Mr T. T. MASKS replied on bubalf of the principals, who, he said, always did their b at to mike the children happy. He had spent many pleasant evenings in that school, aud hoped they would all ba spared to IH,j1Y a a; militr trcat a year hence (applause). Refreshments and chatty gossip followed prior to the departure of the guests. I SAD DEATH OF AS OLD WOMAN ON THE GREAT ORME. CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS AT THE INQUEST. i I THE HUSBAND SEVERELY CENSURED nY THE JURY. On Saturday bIl eld woman na!i.ed tiarah Thomas, sixty-ore years of age, died at Pt-uygwaith, on the Orme's Head, under very sad circumstances, and under conditions seldom leported in a town like Llandudno, which boasts of comparative freedom from poverty in its direst form. Mrs Thomas was the wife of a William Tbomas, R !shoarer, who was away working in Yorkshire; H a wi'e went there to see him abont II month IIO, but oniy tayed a week and returned to Llandudno in a very ba I state of health. Her sister-in-law, Ellen Thomas, eighty years old, lived with her at I'enygwaith. It is obvious that this poor old womtn could do but little for the deceased. The sister-in-law had four shillings per week from the parish, three -hillings of which wpnt for rent and the other shilling for coal. Mrs Thomas had bronchitis, and was seen by Dr. Davies, the parish doctor, on the 27th ult. But when the doctor found that her husband was in regular work he naturally declined to treat her as a pauper patient. Dr. Davies saw tbe woai'm aaain on IJtfcember 3rd, and observed that the bronchitis was better,and told the neighbours who were present that with proper nourishment the woman should get better. Dr. William Nicol was subsequently fetched, but, hearing that Dr. Davies had seen the woman, lie, of course, declined to trest the case. The deceased gradually sank sn i died last Satur- day, the husband having arrived several days earlier in response to a telegram. He went to Dr, Davies for a certificate as to the the cause of death, but this was refused, and the result wis a ooroner'i inquest. AH sorts of rumours were circulated with regard to the case, and it appears that a shameful icandal has been narrowlv .8.voide(L _UH_J THE INQUEST. Mr J. H. Roberts, tho county coronar, conducted the inquest at the Baptist Mission Room, gwaitb, on Monday afternoon, before a jury of whom Mr John Ridje, acted as foreman. Superintendent Williams, Conway, was also present. ELLEN THOMAS, the ol I lady eighty years of age, was the fl'st witnesi called. n"t after nuking a few statements as to bar all-iwance from the parish, and that she depended upon or-tside help for food, she turned faict and was unable to say any more. Mrs HUGHES, a neighbour, wis next c'1!!e:j, and deposed to the husband being telegraphed for from Yorkshire about a fortnight « go. Tisey thought his wife would have died before he arrived. Deceased complained of pains in the st omach and about the body. Saw her daily, and di i not think tbe deceased got auy better from the time she was taken ill. She gave the decaased food because the old lady could not look after her proparly. Deceased never complained to her that she wanted fooi, but said she wanted to see the doctor, and witness told the husband so. Witness v" her bread, milK, rice, an l tea. Doceasel was fond of drink, but witness was n-oarly positive that she had none einca returning from Yorkshire. Daceased had complained for a lou time that her heart was bad did not think she suffered from want of food, nor from anyone's unkindness or neglect. Believed deceased and her husband lived fairly comfortable together, bat witness did not go there much. The FOBEMAN CF THE JURY I have known Mrs Hughes, the witness, well for years and after what she has stated 1 feel sure the deceased did not want for food under her care. Mrs MARY OWF., another neighbour, said she had seen the deceased almost daily since the husband was telegraphed for. Asked her if she wanted anything and she said no. Witness gave her bread and beer, which she found in the house. Saw the husband in the house after he came home. He appeared kind to the decaased. D:. KENRICK DAVIES said that at the request of tha assistant overseer (in tha absence of the reliev. ing officer) lie saw the deceased on the 27th ult. She had bronchitis, but not in a severe form. Generally she was in a bad state, with a very foul tongue. Lastsammer she complained of her heart and the bill trying her. Decaased told him she had taken nothing but cold water. Ha asked her what nourishment she had talcn, and she replied, Nothing but a little cold water." Ho said to her, What is that yon have there io a cup ? and sho replied that it was pepparmint, which she took to cut the phlegm. When he visited her first, she told him she could not gat any food, and said her husband wa3 away in Yorkshire. lIe asked her if her husbaud bad seat her any money. She said No," and added that her husband hail only been working a few weeks and wanted the money to buy boats. Witness saw Mr Bellis on the way down to the town and told li m the circumstances of the case. He said that as the husband was workiDg reliaf could not be given. The COELONFR Here is a woman starving and her husband away iu Yorkshire. Somebody ought to have done something. Mr E. J. WATKINS (a juryman) I am told she was in receipt of 123 or 153 per week from her husband. Dr. DAVIE3 I do not know whather this is any evidence, but I have a statdment from the curate, who wrote "1 was cn the mountain last evening with regard to th-o case I referred to. I find the woman has been indulging in drink last week and her c)ndition is due to that. I am sorry I troubled you." I saw her two days afier this, on th 3rd Dioember. She had naariy recovered from bron- chitis, and I told the witness, Mrs Owen, she would get round if 8h9 had proper nourishment. Diceasad was sitting up in bad. She would have little dasire for nonrishmant from the stats of her stomach. I did not see her hasband. The CORONER Cau you form any opinion of the cause of death ? Dr. DAVIES Unless it was syncope, I have not sufficient grounds to give an opinion. I kiov sh had a weak heart, and the cause of death might have been syncope from exhaustion, Mr SUMSER (a juryman) Is there any evidence to prove that she was in receipt of mooey from her husband ? Mr WATKINS My informant was Mr Hughes, the neighbour. A NIECII of the deceased was called and said it was true that the husband sent deceased 10s per week at first, but she did not gat auy money after she returned home ill. Wu. TlImu. husband of the deceased, was then aworn, and deposed that in September last h3 went to work at Digglc, in Yorkshire, leaving his wife in Llandudno. She came to Diggle to see him three weeks on Saturday and stayed one week. She was very bad all the time. She could not eat and did not drink. He did not see her in driuk at all. When she returned to Llandudno she had 25s in her pocket. He wrote to her after she lafis, bnt did not send auy money. He returned home after being telegraphed f,)r and found his wife ill. The CORONER Where you sobar when yon arrived ? -Yes. Have you attended her during har illcess ?-Ye8. as much as I could. When did you see her before she died ?-I was with her by the bedside. How was she the night before?—She wa1 grambling. I gave her a glass of milk and whisky. I did not have my clothes off after I cima home at night. You knew the doctor recommended nourishment ? -They recommended milk and whisky. The doctor did not recommend that ? Mrs HUGHES Dr. Nicol tol-i us sha aught to have brandy and milk or whiskey and rn;ik. Dr. Di, ims (to the husband): Did she throw up anything you gave her? -N o. She took everything you gave her ? Yes. How often did she have something ?-I cannot tell you. Every time I oama homa. You might only have coma home onoa a day ? — Oh, yes. Could she breathe wall? —NJ, vary badly all tie time. She laid on her left side all the time. Sie had not been wall for two years. The CORONER: Did you say you were giing to have the body thrown out of doors ?-No, sir. I had two glasses of baer.'and it made me the worse for drink. Dr. DkviFs: Did not yon coma on Saturday and ask me far a certificate?—Yes. Dr. DAVIES You said 11 I want a certificate for S-trah Thomas." I refused to give it. and yoo said I only married her for life. I'll throw her out. lam not going to have her in the house?"—1 was drnnk. The CORONER: And I suppose you are ashamad of yourself now ?— Yes, sir. The CORONM, in addressing the jury, alluded to the shameful statement of the husband after his wife's destb-statements he was ashamed of new but there was no indication of any bad conduct on