.===aazMi..—J .—. jtollgjistriri fte I W. are authorised to state that Lord Penrbyn 1\11 instructed Colonel BMkville West to return 15 pexonat. on the farm nil. of hia Carnarvon- lIhint and Denbighshire Estates at the approaohing aadlta. XmChaelu Homaa, of Plas Ooob, Anglesey, the only daughter of the late Mr W. Bulkelev Hughes, M.P., his been elected to the presidenoy of the Parish Council of Llaoedwen. This, it Is Mid, it the first oompliment of the character which has been paid to a lady in North Wales. TB. Iron or WairmNsTaii has given £ 500 to the Chester Infirmary. His Grace annually contributes this mm to the (nods of the Institution, and states that it is the amount paid by visitors to view Eaton Hall. Ta. death took plica at Gaerwen, Anglesey, on Saturday night, ot the Rev. Bobert Hughes, at the ap of yearp. He was the oldest minister oon- neoted with the Calvinistic Methodists in North Wales, and retired from the ministry only two or three years ago. Miss Uhtkudi HootrM, daughter of the Rev. Hath Hughes, and granddaughter to the late Arab. 41 id Clwydfardd was auooeaaful in gaining Ritson's prize for soprano Biugiog at the Royal Academy ct Muaio last week. The prize was oonfined to popils of three years" standing at the academy. A TKLiOBAit from Whitehaven states :-The eobooner Margaret Jones," ot Carnarvon, anpposed ooal laden, towed in here by 11 Alited Noble" a. Pioked up ten miles west St, Bje's Head. No one on board. The Mary and Jane," of Chester, Captain Wall, from Dublin to Ayre, with oargo of wool, put into Harrington on Deoember 22nd, with loss of sails and spars. THE "Joseph Wignall," of Fleetwood, a three. masted schooner, whilat in the Moelfra Bay dragged her anchors on Saturday night, and being driven ashore has gone to pieces. The crew were moued by the lifeboat It i. feared another vessel, with all hands, went down on some part of the Anglesey ooast daring the gale. LuxvtaAi PaarsH Couscm-At the first meeting of the newly elected Parish Oounoil, Mr D. Pritch- ard in the ohair, Lord Penrhyn was elected ohair- man, and Colonel W. E. Saokville West vioe-nbair- man, while the treasurers are to be the Old Bank, Bangor,and the clerk the present assistant overseer for tne parish. The vtoanoy on the District Conn- oil, owing to the invalidity of a nominatioa paper, is not yet AIled. THE Irish mail from Holyhead to London had an unprecedented experience on Saturday morning. The train bad attained a very high rate ot speed,but on ooming aorcss Anglesey the engine met the full force of the hurricane. The driver tried more steam pressure, but the engine conld make no headway and completely stopped. After a lapse of 20 min- otes it was able to proceed slowly. LATI on Saturday night as Mr Edwin Bullook, Garmel, Mynydd Cilgwyn, was orossing a bridee over the river running from Llyn Cwmdwythwch, near Alltgocb, Ceuuant, be tell into the river below, and before aid was forthcoming, the currant being strong after the storm and the heavy rains, he was drowned. His body was found in the whirlpool a few yards from the plaoe where he fell. TBB hurrioane raged during the whole of Friday night in tbe Vale of Clwyd, visiting Denbigh and Ruthin with great severity. Rain fell in torrents, quickly swelling the river Clwyd and Elwy to mighty ourrents,inundating the vale for many miles. Tbe wind blew with ternfio force, dismantling houses and burling about slates and bricks t3 the great danger of the public. William Joues was itruck by a falling briok and lies in a preoarioos condition, his head being greatly foi ared. TB. Duke of Westminster has appointed Canon Morris, D.D., to the living of St Gabriel's, War- wiek-sqoare, Pimlioo, a large and important pairish in his wrsoo's London estate. Canon Morris has been at Eaton for over eleven yearp, having dis- charged the duties of chaplain and librarian to the Duke. He has taken a prominent part in the Arohtsological Booioty of Cheater, and for some time has been honorary editor of their journsl, His book Cheater in the times of the PWntaganet and Tudcrp," just published, has been pronounced by an arcbeeologist of some note to be the best bistory of Cbehter yet published. The gross inoome of the living is Z769, the net value being E559, Tbe cbaroh accommodation is 1600, and the popula- tion 16,129. AT the Llangollen Petty Sessions, on Monday, Mr Robert Hughes, The Forge, a reoently-elected parish oounoillor for Chirk, was obarged by Polioe- constable Bennett with failing to report a case of aheep soab. Defendant, who has a farm, had 21 aheep in a field, 18 of which were diaeued.- Police-oonstable Bennett deposed that when be served defendant with a summons on the 23rd alt. two of the sheep were in a moat wretohed condition, aDd must have been so for 13 or 14 days. -Ou cor- roborative evidence being given by Sergeant Bag. ahaw, defendant pleaded that he was about to report th* oase when obarged.-He was ultimately fined 5s and cost*. Sib WATits and Lady Wynn's charities were dis- tributed on Monday afternoon, at the Home Farm, Ruabon. The gifts consisted of beef and flaanel, the number of recipients being about 1000, and tbe value of tbe charities £150. The obarities known as St. Thomas's (Digwyl Domos) were also dis- tributed at the National Schools to the poor of Buabon, Rhosymedre, Cefn, Acrefair. Peuyoae, and Rhoa parishes. The recipients numbered about 800, and the gifts oonsiated of blankets and flannel, A large number of the poor from the above parishes also received the WynDttay Christmas oharities, which oonsiated of one coat and a shilling tp each man, and a shilling and flannel to each woman. At a special sitting of tbe Bangor Police Court on Saturday, before Mr C. Pierce and Mr T. lawie. there was a further hearing of the oase in I which Joseph Stringer, general daler, High-street, Bangor, was summoned under the Criminal Law Amendment Act for assaulting Hannah Parry, aged 14 years, formerly a doraestio servant in bis efa- ploy.—Mr S. R. Dhw poseonted t'n behalf of the police, and Mr W. Thornton Jones defended. The prisoner was committed for trial at the assizes, but was admitted to bail, himeelf in £ 100 and two sureties in CLOO eaob. The prisoner reserved nis defenoe. At tbe conclusion of the proceedings Sergeant Jonea was complimented by the Bench for tbe able manner In whioh he acted &8 inter- preter throughout the hearing of the oase. Lord Tksyok died early on Tuesday morning at his town residence, Belgrave-square, after a brief illness. Deceased, who was created Baron Trevor, of BryukinaUt, County Danbigh, in 1880, waa in hia 78th year. He ",a the son of the third Marquis of Dawnshire. In 1848 he married Mary Emily, the eldest daughter of Sir Riohard Button, who died in 1855. In 1858 he married the Hon. Mary Catherine Carzon. sister of the fourth Baron Roarsdale. lIe was M.P. for Coanty Down from 1845 to 1880. was a D.L. and a J.P. for Notta and County Down, and a J.P. for the Counties of Salop, Den- bigh, and Flint. He is ancoeeded bv his son, the Hon. Arthur William Hill-Trevor, who was born in 1852. and is a major in the lit Life Guards. Tber remains of the Itito Lord Trevor were conveyed on Friday by the 4.45 train from Paddington to Bryn- kinallt. To. morrow (Saturday) the interment will take place in the Chiik Pariah Churoh at 2.30. A WxtsaxM Dcpino ins -1 Gknbbous PUBUC." —An old man, 69 years, named Harry Williams, of Bluebell-yard, Holywell, was oharged on Saturday with obtaining money by false pretences. Mr H. T. Smith, one of the viotims ot tbe fraud, pro&pouted. It appeared that the pri80ner went lbout the country with 6 wr tten =aern wo.t about the country witb a writteo dooument soliciting funds for repleoing a borsa he had lost by an aooiden t, and which was bis means of support. The document, which was read out, appealed to the "generous public," and the list contained the names of a num. bAr of gentleman, including Mr Oope, the mpqistratelit clerk; Mr Pennant, Nantlys Mr Prys Byton, Coed Mawr I several reverend gentlemen, and a host of others. A few days back the prisoner went to Mostyn, and in the oourss of his round ventured upon thl polloe station, and upon the door being opened be thrust forward bis well-worn petition without first seeing who answered the door. Ser. geant R. Jones took the paper, which the prater made a struggle to regain when he saw the mistake, and arrested the man. Evidence was given that the prisoner bad sold a horse and cart to Mr J. uolmfs, Holywell, some 21 months since, and had not bad a horse sinoe. Prisoner bad nothing to say in answer to the chargm, and be was sentenced to one month's Imprisonment with hard labour. Fob aupericr quality at moderate prices, oath buyers oannot. do better than boy tbeir groceries, provisions, and flour, of W. G. Evans, Old London Houae, Bangor, Enormous stock to obowe from, 12009tw W. O. WauiM wishes to draw the attention of his nuraeroua customers to his Dressmaking Depart- ment, having b-i-n fortunate to meet with a first- olass ootfttr.—Btyle and fit guaranteed. Chaws moderate. Orders promptly execut-4. 348. 350. 850a. Iligb-street. Bangor. W. O. Williams's Christmas Bazaar will open first week in Deoember, with Fancy Goodll. Polls, Ac.. Ac., &c., &a 96091 lMFOMigt TO LADIZ&-?Z-d-%Me Worth's oala- brated Guinea Corsets (black 25a) maybe obtaiusi, from her sole agent for Bangor. Mrs Svmw, Regent Houae, 264, High stmt. Ma Wilsoh CAMAIM Jokrs is gazetted a deputy lieutenant of Flintshire. Mr Jcstici Willums has selected the South Wales circuit for the ensuing Winter assizes, and Mr J'istioe Kenaedy the North Wales oirouit. MR Fbikk Poiiiix, assistant organist of Lincoln Cathedral, baa been selected as the new organist for Wrexham Pariah Cbaroh, There were 120 candi- dates for the post. Miss A. M. Doaau., B.A. (Lond.), now of Hastings, and formerly of the University College at Aberystwyth, has been appointed headmistress of the Festiniog Intermediate Sohool. It has been decided to open the school iu temporary premises on January 14th. Thi Rev. J. Eiddon Jones, secretary to the North I Wales Temperance Association, has been awarded halt the challenge prize of 9100 offered by Mr Hills, president of the Vegetarian Federal Onion, for an essay giving good reasons why licencea for the sale of aloobolio drinks should not be purohased at the bigbest possible aoat. but should be freely given away. The other half of the prizj was awarded to Dr. Dawson Burns, of London. I Dolokllix Gbiwub Scp(oor,-The following elections have been made 08 the results of the examination of December litb and 19th :-To foundation saholarship W. Jones Parry, Owen Owen. J. E. Jones, and W.Evaus, To open scholar- ships J. B. Griffith and D. Griffiths. To boarders' exhibitions: F. Edward;, the Vicarage, Corris W. M. Roberts, the Rectory, Penmachno; R. M. Jones, the Rectory, Lianfair-juxts-Harleeb. Communications have been received from the Rev. Dr. Griffith John, missionary, of Hankow, Cblna. Intimating his acceptance ot tbe president- ship of the MemorialCollege, Breooo, for the en- aaiag year. He has also promised conditionally to addreas the students at the annual commemoration day in Jane, and subseuently to address « general assembly at Pwllheli of the Congregational Union of Wales. Tax recent heavy gals was attended with con- siderable damage and loss to the shipping off Mostyn. Owing to the stress of weather about seventy craft of all sizes have been for the past few days aoohored in the wild roads. The gale, which blew from the north-west. was felt by them with great foroe, even in that safe anchorage, and by eight o'clook on Saturday morning four schooners and a number of flats had dragged their anohors, and drifted up the river. stranding on tbe sand- banks on the Flintshire side, between Mostyn and the Greenfield and Bagillt Quays. The seas ran mountains high, the open ileA beyond the Dee being one seething mass of foam. MR Riohard Morgan gratefully acknowledges (on behalf of the Amlwcb Ragged Sohool), the receipt of 91 from H.R.H. the Princess of Wales, from St. Petersburg JBl la from the Hon. Lady Neave, Llysdulas 21 111 from Lady Bagge, Pem- bury Court, Tanbridge Wells El Is from Lord Anglesey £1 from Mr John Kirk, London 10s 6d from Mrs G. Yrf. Plumtree, Soutbport 108 from Mr Lewis, M.P., Bangor and a box ot Christinas cards from Mrs Fanning Evans, Mona Lodge. Early in January the obildren will have their Christmas tree party, at which several ladies of tbe neighbourhood will be present. THI Holywell magistrates had, on Friday, beforb them the adjourned cage, in which Captain Crooketf, of the steamer "Mecca," now lying at Mostyn, was summoned by three of his crew for two months' arrears ot wages. The defence of the captain was that the men had signed articles under Turkish law, in the presence of the Turkish Consul at Glasgow, and a epeoial olause was inserted in the artioles providing that they should not come uodei the British shipping laws.—The Captain also (told the Bench that the owners of the vessel, who live at Jaffa, had failed to seod him the neoessary funds to work the vessel, and therefore he could not pay, but he promised to pay the men as S30c as the money arrived. It was now stated that two of the crew had sinoe left the vessel, but the thir a Maltcss named Lorenzo Bahagicr, was present in court.-The Chairman (Mr R. Sankey) said the Benoh had ftiven the matter their full consideration, and bad decided not to make any order; but as the complainant was a Maltese, they had directed their olerk to refer the whole of the facta of the case to Crown Ageut for Malta in London. THE WILSH Minhtisul Blander Cask.—The award of Mr Abel Thomas, Q.O., M.P,,before whom as arbitrator waa referred the Welsh ministerial alander case of Williams v. Morris,entered originally at the Liverpool Assizes, was annouuoed on Friday. The plaintif fia the Rev. G. J. Williams, formerly Baptist minister at Pontypridd, now a Congrega- tional minister at Broughton, Wrexham, who claimed £500 damages from the Rev. W. J. Morris, Congregational minister. Pontypridd, for slander alleged to have been published in a letter of reply written by the defendant to an inquiry addressed him by Mr Noah Edwards, a deacon of the ohuroh at Broughton, for whose pastorship the plaintiff was a candidate. The statements then made by the defendant were denied by the plaintiff, and formed the issues in the action, the hearing of which at Shrewsbury and Cardiff oocupied six days. The learned arbitrator, whose award has been taken up by tbõ defendant, has fonnd that the defendant was justified in all the statements he made in the letters, and further that he was not aotuated by malice. The verdict it therefore given in favour of the defendant on all pointe raised ic the action, and the plaintiff is ordered to pay his own coats and those of the defendant. The Shookino RAILWAY FATALITY AT WISZXRAM, The inquiry respecting the death of David Thomas, a goods guard io tbe employment of the Great Western Railway Company, who was killed on the line near Wrexbam, was held on Monday. The evidence was to the effect that while some shunt- ing operations were going on at the Felin Puleston aiding, the deceased atepped on to the four-foot of the main line, in front of an approaching passenger train, and was run over and killed.—Thomas Jones, foreman porter, in reply to a juryman, said he did not know whether the driver of the passenger traia blew bis ffhiatle. The body of the deoeasad was cut in two. the two halves being about twelve yards apart.—William Robert Dixon, of Chester, the driver of the train which killed diseased, stated that he blew bis whistle as he approached the siding. Eta saw the dbeeaged rut, on to the down line just in front of the truin. Witness immediately pulled up, but was unable to prevent the aooident. He only saw the deceased a second before he ran over him. -Edward Hewlett, driver of the goods train, in reply to the jury, said it would perhapa be better to have two guards in charge of suoh a !rain as that which witness was driving, which wall a "1001101 goods."—The jury returned a verdict of "Acciden- tal denth," and expressed the opinion that it would be advisable that 11 local goods trains shou d be in charge of two guards instead of ono. Pbxsbntation at Gabth BOARD SCHOOL, Banoob. -At the Garth Board School, Bangor, on Friday afternoon,Miss A. E. Edwards,late head-mistress of the Infant Department, gave a tea party to the children as a farewell gathering on tha occasion of her retirement for the head-mistresship. In the evening Miss Qlwatds entertained the headmaster of the Garth Board Bobooi, Mr L. D. Jones, the headmistress of the Girls' School, Miss Roberts, and thi t^aehera' ataff of the threo departments to sapper. After sapper those present assembled in the Infants' Sohool. and Mr J. Humphreys took the chair. Mr L. D. Jones then, after a humorous speeoh, presented Miss Edwards, on bebalf of the teaohera in the boys' department with a handsome silver cruet. This was followed by the presentation by Miss Roberts, on bebalf of tbe teaobe's and scholars in the girla1 school of a very handsome coal vase. Miss Jones, the second teaober in the infants' department, tben Dreseuted Miss Edwards with a handsome lamp, anbscribed for by the infant children alone. All three presents were handed to Miss Edwards with the assuranoe that they were aooompanind with affectionate good wishes from masters, teachers, and scholars alike, niiss Rewards feelingly acknowledged the presentations, after wbioh an enjoyable evening was spent.-ra addition to the above Miss Edwards received tokens of regard from Miss Bsrtha Humphreys, Erw Fair, a handsome tapestry table oover Miss Nellie Wi). liams, 7. Gamhier-terraoe, a cheese stand and from Miss Hettie Webster, Higb-street. a Queen Anne silver teapot. Walks NOT A Nation OF N o.,jeoNvoitmisrq. The official year-books of the four denominations of Welsh Dissenters all agree, says an article on The Churoh in Wales" in Blackwood's Magazine," in claiming only 47 per cent, of the population as Nonaooformists, wbich, curiously enough, though this, no doubt, is a were scci- dent, corresponds exactlv to the proportion of votes polled for Liberationist candidates at the list e'eitlon. They claim, then, less than half of the population. The second faot is that out of 11 61,699 of the We!oh population who "neak Enflish. the Nonconformists claim onlv 36,000. Taking t?cte Bgu'es as they stand, they yield a considerable majority in favour of the Church. Bat Jeiving an ample margin for arror, thoy still show that the habit of Calling Wales a ration of Nonconformists is perfectly ridiculous. The Dissenters themselves are perfectly well aware of this, and for this reason have very wiaely resisted .11 proposals for a religious census. Their own press it witness to their spprehen- aloes on this seors. A sbock of eartbauake was felt in the Deigbbonr- hood of CUgetunt. Bu AntV*, Bathesda, on Satur- d & last. 6*M? CoMo.—On Monday last, all tbe deeerviog poor met the VtM'nth?MhMttoom. when eaoh of them received from 10s to 21, being money left to bim by the late Mrs Margaret Price, Royal Hotel, Capel Ourig. Ik our report last week of the Christmas shows at Bangor we inadvertently omitted to mention the establishments of Mr Charles Freeman, who, at his shops, as nsnal, had a large and excellent show of Ash, game, cease, and turkeys, Ae.—Tbe Star Supply Stores were nicely decorated, and their stock of Christmas delicacies, groceries, &o., was weil-selected, and gave ample, opportunities to their numerous customers to select their purchases. Christmas snavics.-On Christmas morning, the nsnal servioe was beld at the Prlnce'a-road English Presbyterian Church, Bangor. Several appropriate hymns and an anthem were sung, and devotional exeroisea offered by several of the member*. SNOWDON RAIEWAY. -A slight error was made in Lord Alexander Paget's speeoh last week. and which we are asked to correot. He is reported to hare used. in proposing Mr Assheton Smith's het!?. ttt'word condolence," whereas his lordship need t&6 word convalesoenoe. Wit arfl askod to state that the total amonnt of donations sent in to the pupils of Plas Menai School, Upper Bangor, for the Waffa and StMyf Society, was 4 10. and that a oheqae for that <um to-day (Friday) been forwarded to the Hon. Violet Pen- cant, the Bangor diocesan treaSDrer for tbe Sooiety. AT an Eisteddfod held at Blaenau Featiniog on Christmas Day, a vote of oondolence with the rela- tives of thoae who bad bsen killed and injured in the Chelford railway disaster was passed, together with resolutions condemning the London and North-Western Railway Company for discharging from its service monoglot Welshmen. A oo»rbs?ondbnt states that the NatiouslEistedd- fod Committee at Llanelly haa decided to offer a travelling scholarship of £20. fivailable for two years, to the candidates who will most successfully psss an examination in Welsh literature, laneuage, and philology. The scholarship will be teuable at any European University. Tu. boards of the Penrhyn Ball, Bangor, will ne occupied on the 31st inst. by the Mimics (Will, Fred, and Bei,ti, the refined trio of humorists, comedians, and vooalists. Their eutertainment is full of mirth throughout, and doubtless there is a treat in store. Further particulars can be obtained from an advertisement which appeara in another column, and in the meantime seats can be booked at the establishment of Messrs Humphreys and Parry, booksellers, Ac., High-street, ON Christmas Day there was a large congregation at the morning aervioe in the Bangor Cathedral, when the Dean oocupied the pulpit. The musical service, under the direction of Ur T. Westlake- Morgan. was very perfect. The oboir rendered the anthtm For unto us a Child is born (Handel). At the afternoon aervioe tbe anthem was 11 Sing, 0 Heavens (Sullivan). At the evening Welsh servioe anaddresl was given by tbe Rev. Jenkin Davies. The anthem was Of For unto us a Child is born" (Handel). ON Christmaa Day and the following Wednesday a literary and musioal festival was beld at the Penuel Baptist Chapsl, Bangor. The presidents were Alderman Thomas Lewis, J.P., and Councillor W. P. Mathews. The conductors were Dr. Gethin Davies, prinoipal of the Baptiat College, and Princi- pal Prioe, of the Normal College. Several interesting' musioal competitions took plaoe, the adjudioator being the Rev. J. C. Rees, Amlwch. The acoom- panists were Miss Lizzie Hughes and M* D. R. Ellis. Tiiz Marquis of Anglesey last Saturday distri- buted a large quantity ot articles of clothing to the poor of Llanddaniel, Daaedwm, Hftodyaitio, Md Llanfair P.G. Parishes. On Monday,at PI as Newydd, all the workmen on the estate received their usual Christmas presents from his lordship. On Thars- day and Friday the usual quantity of ooal was dis- tributed to the deserving poor of Llanfair P.G., Menai Bridge, and Amlwoh, under the superin- tendence of two of the principal tenants, assisted by Mr W. E. Jones, Graig, his lordship's lioal arent, and Mr Fanning Evans, Mona Lodge. Amlwch. PRBSBNTATION TO CANON D. WALTsu THOMAS, M.A.—On Wednesday week at Tanysgafell Sohool. Bethesda, Canon and Mrs D. W. Thomas, together with the Misses Walter Thomas, were the reci- pients of testimonials from their parishioners at St. Ann's. To Canon Thomas was presented a gold watoh with inscription pointing out the esteem in which he was beld by the parishioners during the 34 years be bad been their vicar. To Mrs and the Misses Thomas were presented costly Bibles and Common Prayera. The presentation was made by the Rev. Samuel Jones, curate, in a hnmoroua speech, and addresses suitable tc the oooseion were delivered by Messrs Riobard O. Jones, Gefaan Richard Roberts, Bryn Eglwys; and the Rev. Charles A. Davies, M.A., late of Bsd- feirig. Canon Thomas, with broken words, returned thanks to one and all. The Rev. William Morgan, B.A., tbe present vioar, presided. Deep sympathy was felt at the unavoidable absenoe of Mrs Canon Thomas owing to an attack ot bron- chitis. IN the Irish Times of the 20th inst., we notice the name of Mr Trevor Griffith Johnson as first amongst the senior moderates in classics and metaphysioa in Trinity College, Dublin, thereby securing two gold medals. Mr Johnson is tbe second son of the late Canon Johnson, of Llan- faethlu, Anglesey, and is, probably, the first Welshman who has attained to the high distinction of being student of Trinity Collage. His oareer ia marked by an unbeaten record in classics, ill apita of being seriously handicapped by somewhat detective 8iht-and also by a brilliant course in metaphysics. He took 1st of firat hononrs in classics in October,1892, and again in Ootober, 1893 also 1st in first honours in mnta- physios in Ootober, 1893, the Vioe-Ch#noellor'a Greek prose and Latin verse prizes In 1852. Latin verse prize in 1893. the Ferret Memorial Philology Prize in 1893, and the Tyrrell Memorial Gold Medal (classical compositions) in 1894, Our readers may remember that Mr Johnson entered Trinity College as first scholar of his year 10 May, 1891. CHRISTMAS DAY AT TS. BANGOR WORKBousz.-Tbe inmates of the Bangor Workhause were entertained by a concert, which was given at the Workhonse on Thursday, under the presidency of Mr H. O. Hughes, assistant overseer. The house was nioely decorated by Mr and Mra Greeniey, the master and matron, and everything was done to enmre the comfort and enjoyment of the inmates. The programme waa as follows :— Hymn; violin solo (Welsh Melolies). Miss Annie Williams song. 11 Deio bach." Miss Winnie Owen; aong, An awful little eorub," Mr Wiokena; aone, Hen fwtliyn Ilwyd fy nhad," Miss Lizzie Roberts; nearino solo, "The Star of Bethlehem," Mr Gwilym Owen aong, "0 Maris Stella," Mr A. C. Downs; song, "Eternal Rest," Miss WinnfeOwen; sjng, Bugail Aberdyfl," Mr B. 'D. Williams song, The careful man," Mr Wickens; lOng, Nes"sy bledenyn," Miss Lizzie Roberts; orarino aolo, The cuckoo," Mr Gwilyru Owen; song, The boly City," Mr A. 0. Downs. The accompanists were Miss J. E. Jones and Mr E. G. Owen, and the instrument* were supplied free of charge by the North Wales Music Company, Limited. VBSSKL WBBCXXD KUB PsBmrw.—Oar Rhyl correspondent writes: -gaturd.y'i, gale was the heaviest experienced for mMy years. It* was a regular cyolone, and oarried almost everything before it. No serious iajurles have as yet b»en re- ported in the diatriot, and the damage bas been oonfined to the usual dismantling of slates and chimney pots. In the morning a party ot gentle- men, insluding Mr Alan Llayd, solicitor, Mr Par- tington, junr., auditor, and a local journalist, were on the promenade watching the progress of a vessel oat at aea, when a large piaoe of oorragatad ion used to fence in the graaa plots became loose, and the wind oatohing it up sent it flying tbroagh the air like a piece of paper. Hearing a terrible olatter tbe party turned round, and bad barely time to scramble out of the way when the huge missile new past them with hurricane speed. Had any vehicle been about at the time a shocking aooi. dent must have oocarred. Tradesmen'* flgai were demolished, and a large one fell off the top of Wellington Chamber, failing on a glass verandah underneath and smashing it to pieees. It was dangerous to walk about, and this face was realised for few people were astir. ST. MARy'R CHITBCH, BANGOR. -Tbe charoh was beautifully deoorated for the service on Christmas Day by the following :-MiR8eR McKinstry, Mrs Langford Jones and Miss Katie Jones, Mrs and Miss Arridge, Mrs Thomas and Miss Devonald, Misses Bennet. Plasll wyd-tsrraoe Mrs Parry, Miss M. J. Stanley, Miss S. A. Jones, Miss Maggie Jones. Misses Pritohard, Tanyooed Mrs Louisa Williams, Mr Tom .Tones, St. David's Colleee, Lampoter and Mr Riohard Williams, University College. Thtre was Holy Communion at elgbt, ten, and half-pa<t eleven o'clock in the morning; In the evening th-re was eveusong and a sermon by the Rev. B. Thoma". The obolr gave an exoellent rendering of the anthems Ao yr oedd yn y wlad bono," and 11 For unto us a Child is born (Handel). Several caroiB were also auog during the evening. The singing throughout waa remarkahlv good and great praise ia doe to the organist, Mr O. Prioe, for the manner in whiob be carried out the arrangements of the muaical portion of the services daring the day. There were very large eoagragatiocs both morning and evening. ■r BANGOB CATHBDRLU-Sattirday, evensong, 5 p.m.: Service, Bridge in G antbem, The Lord is my light" (Hiles). First Sunday after Christmas: Celebration of the Holy Euoharist. 8 a.m. 11.30 a.m. Stsiner in E flat; anthem," Blessed be the God" (Wesley). Evensong, 4 p.m.: Servioe, Salby in A anthem. Cradled all lowly" (Gounod). Monday, 8 p.m. Dr. Bridge's Cradle of Christ." l'oesday Celebration of the Holy Eckoberist, 8.0 a.m. 11.0 a.m. Service, Boyce in A antbem, Ariau ablne" (Elvey); 5.0 p.m., Circumciaiou service, Klvev in A; anthem, In the beginning (Hay 'do).-T. Waal- LAKB-MOBGAN, Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers.
FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY ONLOOKER.]. The Bangor Juniors had the Oonnah's Quay eleven on Saturday week as visitors in the second round of the Welsh Junior Cup. Both elevens were on the ground at the time announced for the proceedings to commence, but Mr Berry, of Khyl, failed to put in an appearance until half-an-hour later. The same gentleman has been Jate on three different occasions when due at Bangor in the ourient 1 season ana it is mgn time that occurrences 01 I this nature should be brought forward before the Association. On being asked the reason of the delay Mr Berry replied he had missed the train and could not possibly come any sooner. It is a surprising thing that Mr Berry should lose the train every time he has to be refereeing at Baagor. There waa a tremendous crowd anxiously awaiting the game to start,and the difference in the appearance of both eleven was freely discussed by the spectators. The visit- ing team was much heavier than their oppon- ents, and one gentleman remarked that if Connah's Quay possessed such stalwart men in their junior eleven he should very much like to Bee their first contingent. The home team won the toss and defended the town goal. The Quay started and came well up into the home quarters, but Joe Roberts came to the rescue with a huge kick, which was nicely met by T. C. Lewis and some neat and quick passing was seen on the home left. The ball was carried well down and Sheeran shot a trifle wide of the desired mark. The visitors came up once again with a rash,and Joe Roberts again distinguished himself. The play for a considerable time wall in neutral territory and both aides fought hard. An opening at length fell to thehome lot and Sheeran and Dick Williams dribbled clean down the field and the latter with a sweep- ing shot drew first blood for Bangor. This excellent bit of play was loudly applauded and put new life in the game. The Quay centred but failed to make headway. Hart iBon cleared well away, and D. R. Williams sent a beautiful pass to the home left. The ball was well centred by Lewis, and Sheeran with a most judicious shot placed the ball for the second time in the visitors' net. The Quay eleven made desperate efforts to pull up, and a smart run was witnessed on the visitors' left, but Elias proved a stumbling block and sent clear. Richard Williams then took a clean run down, but the visitors' left full averted all danger by sending well up; but the ball was met by Llew. Jones, who crossed to Richard Williams, and amidst great cheering scored the third point for Bangor. Bravo Dick! Lewis and Bob Williams on the left were most conspicu. ous, and their passing was greatly applauded. The Quay were constantly pressed in their own quarters, arid the Juniors had very narrow shaves on several occasions from scoring. No further scoring took place up to half time, when the result stood thus: Bangor Reserves three goals, Connah's Quay nil. At this stage of the proceedings the Juniors rushed off the ground to the CaU to partake of a hot cup of coffee; a similar refresher was supplied to the visitors. D. R. Williams soon set the ball rolling, and the home forwards made a clean sweep up to their opponents' goal. The ball, however, was well cleared by the centre- half, but Will. Davies returned with a beautiful shot. Down it came from caI again, a-d sttrl\:d the centre ïnll\f::i:ntu:sî The former,however, got the best of matters, and with 'a splendid drooping shot scored the fourth goal for the invincible Juniors. The play now became very fast, and Lewis and Williams on the right again displayed home grand com- bination. The visiting forwards broke well away, but W. Davies checked them well and sent over to Robert Williams, who ran well up and centered to Sheeran,and with a terrific shot Sheeran added the final point of the game. Hands fell to the lot of the home team in mid- field. Llew took the shot and crossed to the right, but nothing resulted. After the game had been in progress for only 15 minutes in the second half the visiting team left the f round in order to catch an early train home. he Juniors were only just getting into heat. and I am positive if full time had been played the score would not have been far short of that against Mold Red Stars. Final result: Bangor Reserves, 5 goals Connah's Quay, nil. I understand a protest was lodged against the mitch owing to the late arrival of the referee. If the protest is sustained the tie will have to be replayed at liangor. The visitors could have gone home with a liter train had they chosen, but I have been informed that they had to return by the 4-25, in order to be home in time to record their votes. Fine Juniors ain't they P Really there is a grand junior eleven in Bangor, aod it would take a very good team in their own class to beat them, home or away. Look at Phil Jones. He is us; safe as a bouae in goal, and again Joe Roberts beats any back I have seen in a junior team. His shots are strong and well direoted. Will Davies is also a good fellow on the left. The trio of halves (Elias, Llew Jones, and Harrison) all play a remarkably good game. The forwards without an exception play a dash- ing game, especially Lewis and Bob Williams. They pass well, and are not selfish, which is a great thing. D. R. Williams feeds his forwards exceedingly well, and Sheeran again when any- where near is most dangerous. He scored some beauties on Saturday. We all know what Richard Williams is. He is a brick, and sticks to his post like grim death. The visiting team, as I have stated before was a much heavier elevon,and it was really thought at the commencement of the tie that Bangor would suffer a crushing defeat, but such a thing was not to be. The Juniors fairly outplayed their opponents and they were glad to leave the ground after a quarter of an hour's play in the second half, as they saw what the Juniors were up to. Bravo Juniors. If you play np to yonr present form, the cup is yours. Some say that yon are no good away from home, but you show that you can play equally as well away as at home when an opportunity arises. The Bangor first team had no fixture on Saturday week, and the players witnessed the game, and it is to be hoped that their forwards have gained a few points in combination. Rhyl journeyed to Carnarvon on Saturday week to play the Ironopolis team. There was a splendid gate, and the visitors were fully repre- sented, but Carnarvon were minus their captain. The homesters won the toss and kept pressing np to half time when the result stood in their favour by three goals to none. The Carnarvon team still held the upper hand in the second half, and scored an equal number of goals, whilst the visitors only managed to beat the Carnarvon custodian on one occasion. The game therefore resulted in a victory for the Ironopolis team by six goals to one. Flint tried conclusions with the Mold eleven at Mold on Saturday week. The turf was in bad condition; Flint had out their best eleven, Mol. on the other hand were strongly represented. The visitors showed exceedingly good form, and when the whistle blew for time they claimed a victory of three goals to nil. Flint Swifts went over to Llandudno on Saturday week last to play their tie with the Llasdudno Reserves in the second round of the Welsh Junior Cup. Both sides showed excel- lent play, and at the call of half time no score- ing had taken place. In the second half the Llanijadnck Reserves showed mcoh batier form, and from a neat pass from Tnrner, Allman placed the ball into the net, amidst great cheer. ing. Even play ensued np to the end of the game, and the Llandudno Beaerves earned a hard fought tie by one goal to nil. The match played at Rhyl on Saturday week between the home Reserves and Denbigh Athletic ended in favour of the Rhyl Reserves by seven goals to none. There was a very interesting game at Ffridd- oedd on Saturday week between the University College eleven and the Bangor Druid Rovers. The teams were evenly balanced, and a most pleasant game ended in a draw of two goals each. There has been a lot of talk lately about the cup match which is to be replayed between the Swifts and Bangor at Llandudno, on Saturday next. I understand Bangor have made a few changes in their eleven, and a keen tie is antiei- pated. Owing to the inclemency of the weather on Saturday the match between Bangor and Car- narvon Ironopolis had to be postponed. Beaumaris played their return match with the BangorReserves on Saturday. Both elevens played an awful game, and the final stood as follows: Reserves, four goals; Beaumaris, one goal. Flint journeyed over to Rhyl on Saturday to play off their tie in the Soames Charity Cup. There was a perfeot gale of wind, and good footballing was out of the question. Rhyl scored two goals in the first half, Isaac Wil. liams obtaining both points. The final score was:-Flint, three goals; Rhyl, two. A protest was lodged against Flint for playing an ineligi- ble man. The protest lodged by the Connah's Quay ?.. 1 11 eleven against the match played witn tneoan gor Juniors in the second round of the Welsh Junior Cup has been sustained, and the tie is to be replayed at Bangor to-day (Saturday). The protest lodged against the Swifts Reserves by the Flint Reserves has also been sustained, and the tie has to be replayed at Llandudno. The following is the draw for the third round of the Welsh Junior Cup Llandudno Swifts Reservers or Flint T. Bangor Reserve or Connah s Quay; Caergwrle Wanderers v. Coppenhall Reserve Welshpool United v. Wrockwardine Wood Reserve; Adwy Institute v. Brymbo Institute Reserve. Shrewsbury Reserve a bye. The ties have to be played off on or before Janu- ary 5th. On Christmas Day Mr Stringer, of Bangor, held a junior and senior football competition in ( a field in Upper Bangor. Several teams had entered for both competitions, and the play in some of the matches was most amusing. Friars School team won the junior competition and were awarded a silver cup and eleven silver i medals, and Dean-street were successful in the senior competition and they were also awarded a silver cup and eleven silver medals. Professor Phillips, of the University College, kindly dis- tributed the prizes. The fourth annual football competition was held under the auspices of the Bangor Football Club on Boxing Day, when prizes to the value of 220 were offered. Nine teams had entered under the following names: BangorWorkmen, Corinth- ¡ ians, Colwyn Bay, Mountain Rangers, Penmaen Swifts, Bangor North End, Glanadda Celts, I Crewe Alexandra, and Mountain Athletic. The weather throughoct the day was something shocking, and the turf was in an awful condi- tion. Notwithstanding there was a good crowd present at the opening stages, and by the after- noon there was a splendid attendance. The competition commenced at 9.30, and the first tie was between the Bangor Workmen and Colwyn Bay. The latter played a sterling game and Idefeated their opponents to the tune of two goals and two corners to niL Next came the Moun- tain Rangers and Corinthians. The Corinthians, who were composed of the players of the Bangor team, fairly outplayed the Bangers and won by six goals to nil. The tie between Penmaen Swifts and Bangor North End ended in favour of the Bangor team by four goals and three corners to nil. A keen tie was witnessed between Crewe and the Glanadda Celts, and the Crewe eleven only just managed to pull through with only a goal to their credit. Mountain Athletic was a bye in the first round. The following are the results of the ties in the second round:— Corinthians two goals, Colwyn Bay nil; Hangor North End six goals and one corner, Mountain Athletic nil; Crewe a bye. Third round:- Crewe two corners, Corinthians nil. This was an exceedingly rough game, and the referee had to order a player from both elevens off the ground for dirty play. Bangor North End a bye. Thefinaltiewasbe. tween Crewe eleven and that of the Bangor North End (Bangor J uniors). There was a very fast and exciting game, and there was very little to choose between both teams. TheJuniors were all playing a splendid game, but unfortu- nately they lost by three goals to one. The following gentlemen acted as referees, and gave entire satisfaction: Messrs Alex Hughes, S. Willmann, R. B. Watson,and W. Price Smith. Crewe were awarded the gold medals, and Ban- gor North End the travelling bags. The com- petition was a great success both financially and otherwise, and the committee are to be compli- mented for the way in which the competition was carried out. Everything went off first class with the exception of some disturbances amongst I the excited spectators, which is nothing unusual in competitions. Queensferry journeyed to Carnarvon on Mon- day to play a friendly match with the Iron. opolis eleven. The ground was in a frightful condition, owing to the continuous downpour of rain, but taking everything into consideration there was a fair gate. Both elevens were fully repreaented; and excellent play was witnessed. Carnarvon were on several occasions very dangerous, but Queensferry had a smart young man between the sticks. From a throw in J. R. Jones got possession, and made a clever shot over his heart and scored a beauty for the Ironopolis, and the game at the call of half-time was in favour of the Nops by one goal to nil. The visitors showed much better play in the second half, and even play ensued. Carnarvon, however, did the trick onoo a gain, an Ii before the end of the game Queensferry mastered the home oustodiim. Final result: Carnarvon Ironopolis 2 goals, Queensferry 1 goal. On Christmas Day tbe Ironopolis team tried conclusions with the CarnarvonUnited, amongst whom was a number of old stagers. The game was very one-sided, but the scoring was not heavy, the result being: Carnarvon 3 goals. United 1 goal. Llandudno Swifts tried their luck with the Tranmere Rovers on Boxing Day on the ground of the latter, in the presence of a large number of adectaton. The Swtfts were fully repre- sented, but the Rovers lacked the services of seven of their first team. The opening stages were greatly in favour of the Rovers, but no scoring took place in the initial half. On resu- ming Bevan started for Llandudno, but the Rovers immediately assumed an aggressive attitude, and soon afterwards Bob Hughes, of the Swifts, was injured and retired from the game, thus leaving the Swifts with only ten men. The Rovers still attacked with great determination, and the final result was: Tran- mere Rovers 1 goal, Llandudno Swifts nil. The attraction at Carnarvon on Boxing Day was the annual competition for senior and junior players, but owing to the terrible state of the weather, the attendance was rather weak. In the juniors competition there were eleven entries, bat St. Asaph failed to put in an appearance. In the first round, Pwllheli defeated Madoc Rangers, Penygroes defeated Denbigh. Llanrwst defeated Carnarvon Rovers, and the Bangor Druids defeated the Ironopolis, Penrhyn Ogwen Rovers being a bye. Two other rounds followed, to complete the competition and the following met in a final. BangorDroids and the Carnarvon Rangers. The latter had best of matters and won an exceedingly good game by three goals to nil, and were therefore awarded the first medals, and Druids the second. In the senior competition Ooppennau opposed Llanrwst in the first round and secured three goals to nil, while in the same round Ironopolis had to remain a bre owing to the absence of the Corinthians. The final tie played between Coppenhall and the Ironopolis was most exciting, and sach was the evenness of the play that the teams consented to put in extra time three times. When the game closed neither eleven had scored, but by reason of the corner kicks obtained by the Ironopolis the home team were declared the winners. The Rhyl team played against the Wavertree eleven at the Summer Gardens on Boxing Day before a large crowd. The game was well con- tested, and Rhyl up to half-time was leading by 3 goals to 2. On changing over Rhyl pressed heavily, and won a splendid game by 5 goals to 2. The following will represent Bangor against the Swifts at Llandudno to-day (Saturday) in the 3rd round (re-played tie) of the Welsh I Senior Cup Goal, W. Arridge backs, Arthur Lewis and W. Williams halves, W. H. Jones, T. Buckland, Sam Roberts forwards, J. Roberts. R. Owen. J. O. Jones, W. A. Hughes and Newman. Bangor Resere v. Connah s Quay I Welsh Junior Cup 2nd round (replayed tie). The following will represent the Bangor Reserves :-Goal, Phillip Jones backs. Joe, Roberts and Will Davies; halves, E. W. Elias, Llew O. Jones, Gron. Harrison; forwards, Richard Williams, G. Sheeran, D. R. Williams, Robert Williams, and T. C. Lewis. The kick off will be 2.15 p.m. I have been informed this morning (Friday) that Connah's Quay do not intend coming over to Bangor, and consequently the Bangor Reserve will havea walk over to the third round in the Welsh Junior Cup Competition.
CAROL SERVICE AT BANGOR I CATHEDRAL. On Thursday evening the Bangor Cathedral was filled with a large congregation on the oe^aion of a carol service being held there, under tiia direction of Mr T. Westlake-Morgan, the organillt. The following interesting programme was performed:- Processional Carol, Come ye lofty (Elvey) carol, Ring out, wild bells (Gonnod). I. The Angel appears to the Shepherds :-(a) Organ solo, Pastorale in A major (Alex. Gailmant); (b) oarol, In the field with their flocks abiding (Farmer); (o), shepherds' Nativity Hymn "Bethlehem" (Gounod). II. The Wise Men:- (a.) Organ solo, Maroh of the Magi Kings (Dubois); llonaienr Dubois intimates in a footnote that the high note sustained without intermission throughout the march should call to mind the Star in the East that guided the Usizi Princes to Bethlehem; (b) oarol, The Msnter Throne (Steggall) (c) sacred song, 11 Nazareth (Gonnod); III. The First Nowell(a) A Christmas morning hymn, 'Twaa in the winter cold (Barnby) (b) Cradle Song of the Blessed Virgin (Barnby); (o) traditional oarol, The First Nowell(d) oarol song for Christmaa Day, See amid the winter's snow" (Goss). IV. Venite Adoremus -(&) hymn 39 A. & M., "0 come all ye faithful," by the oboir and congregation; (b) solo When I view the mother" (Barnby); (a) the Anthem of Peaoe (Barnby) evening hymn, The day is gently. sinking to a close (Barnby) re- cessional oarol, "A Virgin unspotted." The oarol, "Ring out, wild bells" (Goanod), was very effectively rendered. Mr Westlake-Morgan played 11 March of the Magi Kings (Dubois) in a most masterly style, the sustained note whioh oalled to mind the star in the East being very effective. Mr 0. James sang in excellent form the sacred song Nazareth (Gonnod). The singing throughout was of a very high standard, and showed the mark of excellent training of the musioians by Mr Westlake Morgan. During the servioe a collection was made in aid of the organ improvement fund. The service through- out was grand and impressive, the vocal and instrumental musio boinp highly appreciated by the large congregation. At the olose of the programme the Bishop pronounoed the benediction. '■ ■
CARNARVON. Btmauss BALB.-Another rammage sale took plaoe at the National School on Tbursday, I THE COKSNBVATIVE CANDIDATE FOB ABFON.— Professor Hughes, the Conservative candidate for Atfon, paid a visit to the Conservative Club on Friday, and after having had a look round the premises delivered a abort address to the members, at whose hands he received an enthusiastio weloome. A variety entertainment by the trio of humorists, popularly known as The Mimics," attraoted large audiences to the Guild Hall on Boxing night and the two following nights. This entertainment was given under the anspices of the local battery of Artillery Volunteers, the bon. sec. being Lieutenant Hughol. A TaBAT to SAILOW.-AT the initiative of the Sailors' Rest, and with the assistance of a large number of other friends who retain a warm place in their hearts for our sailors, a splendid Christmaa treat was laid out for the aged seamen at the Conservative Club Assembly Rooms, on Friday evening. The company numbered moro than a hundred, and they were attended to by a large staff of ladies and gentlemeD. The tea took the form of a late tea. after which a short impromptu entertain- ment took plaw, and thA men were supplied with an abundant supply of tobacoo. Mr Lewis R. Thomas, one of the hon. ge"teries of the Best, proed himM)f everything to everybody on the ocoMion. ?e was unwearying in th" att*n- tion which be beet(,ed upon the interesting guesttf, and the town cannot feel too thankful to bim and the ladies who annually see to the comfort of a moat deserving seotion of the townspeople at the foative.sesson. Christmas Day in this town was, as regards the weather, ae miserable as it could well be, and this | gave a gloomy appearance to everything and every- body. P088ibly the only break in the monotony mM the annoat musical and litrary festival of l the Baptiata which came off at the Drill Hall in tbe evening. There was a orowded attendance, presided over by the Mayor. Mr Richards (laalaw) was the musical adjudicator. This meeting bad been prefaced in the afternoon by a tea meeting at Caersalem, The anniversary of Pendrcf Congrega- tional Chapel was held during the day and on Box- ing night, the preaohera being the Revs. Edward James, Nevio; Fonlkes, Aberafon; and Tbomaa, Coedpoetb. Tbe services held at the various churches were particularly well attended. This proves that carol singing is not only appreoiated but that the taste for it is growing. The day had been ushered in by the singing of peripatetic groups, who serenaded some of the principsl residents io tbeearly hoursof the morning, and in the evening the servloea at the various churches were moat popular. At Christ Chorch there wae a service in the morning, and & full carol aervioe in the evening, when the oboir rendered For onto us a Child is born" and Gonnod's "Nazareth." The oboir, whose singing has of late shown marks of decided improvement, waa conducted by Mr John Williams, and Mr Williams's place at the organ was ably filled by Miss Maggie M. Jones. There was a crowded congregation at 8t. Mary's (lburob on the evening of Christmas Day, when a spirited service, oouaiattnz of carols, ohorusw, Ac., waa gone, through. The choir was aaslated by < we'l trained orchestra, the oonduotor being Mr R. Pnghe Griffith, and the organist. Dr. W. G. Owen. Tbecbornsesaungincluded among others •• Tbe heavens are tellinll" and Hallelujah," to Welsh words, and in the oouree of the evening there were rendered a chant and a carol (composed by Mr R. Pughe Griffith), and a chant by Dr. Owen, the servioe concluding with the voluntary maroh Victory." FOOTBALL COMPETITION". But for the football competition held at the Oval nnder the auspices of the Ironopolis Club, the town would have been entirely devoid of attraction onBox- j iog Day. The weather was on the preceding day very unfavourable, and the slippery state of the ground plaoed the player; at a considerable disadvantage. Four seta of medals were offered to the first and second teams in two competitions. For the Junior competition there were originally eleven eatrie-, bnt St. Asaph failed to pnt in an appearance. The first round was opened shortly alter ten o'clook, wheu Pwllheli encountered the Madoc Bangers, and beat them by one gcal to nil. Penygrcea than met Denbigh, and achlevd a like victory. The playing of Llanrwst Ig,;n8t the Carnarvon Rovers produoed better relult-. the former beating by three goals t" nil. Tbl. round was brought to a close by a etiff fight between the Bangor Druid Rovers and the Ironopolis, wben, altbo-igh extra time Was put in, neither team obtained a goal, bat a corner kick by the Bangor Druid Rovers gave tbem the supremaoy. The first event In the aaoond round was a match between the Carnarvon Kar>q:r<; and Penrhyn Oawen, both of which were byes in the prevlooa round. The Bangers defeated the Bethesdaltea by two goals to nil. The other com- peting teams in this round were T wllheli against Penygroes, the latter winning by one goal to nil, and the Bangor Hovers against Llanrwst, the former Winning. In the final round the fight lay between the Carnarvon Bangers and the Bangor Druids, and the former aeoured a deoiaive victory by scoring three goais to nil. The senior oompe. tition, though it attracted but few contestants, was watched with keen interest. In the first round Coppenhall entered the field against Llanrwst and dismissed that team with three goals to nil. In this round Ironopolia was to have appeared against the Corinthians, but owing to the abaence atthe latter team the town club reserved itself for the final round with Coppenhall. The play of both teama showed that each was as deter. mined as the other to carry off the chief premium of the day. They played with an earnestness which brought out prominently the fighting qualities of the men. Although the game was very evenly fought the home team's repeated onslaughts on the enemy's territory were suoh as to plaoe the latter in constant danger, and several calamities were only averted by the remarkable energy and smartness displayed by the Coppenhall goalkeeper. No goals having been secured during the ordi. nary time, the teams consented to tackle the ball for twenty minutes more, but the same result befell them. Two more doses of extra time were allowed, and yet no goals were secured bv either side, and the referee bad no oouree to adopt other than to declare the home team victorious by reason of the many corner kicks debited in its favour. Boam or GuARiDiA.Po.-The last meeting of the above Board was held on Thursday, under the preaidenoy of the Chairman (Mr Charles A. Jones^, when the Clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) made an explanatory statement respecting the changes brought about by the recent elections. It was decided to hold the first meeting of the new Board of Guardians and District Counoil, on Saturday week, when chairmen and vice-chairmen will be elected.—In his report touoh- Ilnlt the manner in whioh Christmaa Day waa spent at the workhouse, the master (Mr T. B. Jones) announced the the receipt of the following contri- butions:—Mrs Assheton Smith, evergreens for decorations; Mre Owen, Tyooob, case ol oranges Miss Owen, Tyooch, Christmaa letters, cards, and sweets Mrs Taylor Morgan, Christmas cards; Miss Sampson, tobaoco, tea, sugar, Ao.; Mrs Hudson Williams, sweets; the Hon. Mrs Wynne Jones, Christmas cards the Mayor. toys and Christmas cards Mrs Roberts, Dinorwio-atreet, oranges Mrs H. Sampson, sweets; Mr Fraser, North-road,and Mr Franois, chemist, orangea and applea Mr D. W. Davies,. toys and Christmaa oards; Mr L. R. Thomaa, oranges, apples, figs, &e. Mr Davies. Pant, tornips; and the press representatives attending the Board, apples, oranges, aad sweets.—On tbe motion of Mr W. J. Williams, seconded by Mr Henry Parry, hearty thanks were returned to the foregoing.-A. letter waa also received from eae of the inmates thanking both the guardians and the offioers, more 1"ticularly the master and matron (Mr and Mrs Jones) for this renewed expression of their sympathy and generosity.—This being the last meeting, the R. ¥:tdwS n.b: ;kst to the ohairmsn for the very oble and impar- tial manner in which be had discharged the duties of his office daring the past year. This was seconded by Mr William Thomas and passed unanimously.—M? D. P. Wil- liams also moved that the thanks of the Board be tendered to their olerk. He remarked that although Mr Thomas was paid for his work, yet be did that work with 80 marked an ability that he fully de- served the thanks of the Board (hear, hear). This also waa seconded and duly passed, and a like com. pliment was,oti the motion of the Rev, T. Edwards, seconded by Mr T. W. Williams, paid to the vice- obairmen (Messrs J. O. Hughes and J. R. Jones). Acknowledging the thanks retarned to him, the Chairman observed that he retired with the con- sciousness that he bad done his best to fulfil the duties of the office, and be fully reoognised the kind help and oo-operation be had had at the bands of all the Guardians daring the year. He only hoped that the new Board would carry on its business as effectively and harmoniously as this Board had done (applanse).—Tbe Clerk also re- turned thanks, and alluded to the somewhat striking coincidence that while he was "burying" the Guardians his father was clerk at the time the Board was first established.The Chairman after- wards moved a resolution acknowledging the efficient work done by the relieving oiffoers, par- ticularly by the oldest among them, viz, Mr David Thomaa, and also by the master and matron, and all the other officers. This was seconded by Mr Henry Parry, and passed.—Mr David Thomas responded on bebalf of the relieving offioers and, referring play- fully to the suggestion made at a receat meeting that he should be superannuated, expressed the hope that he would have health to serve the Guardians for many more years (laughter and applause).
PWLLHELI. DUTIl or Da. SHKLTON JOKBs.-Or. Kdwin Sbelton Jones, the well-known Pwllheli physician and surgeon, died somewhat suddenly at his resi- dence in Church-place about one a.m. on Thursday morning. Deceased, who had been in rather in- different health for some time past, was attending to bit professional duties op to the previous Satur- day, from wbich time he had been confined to the house. On the previous Thursday to hia death Dr. Jones, who made the post-mortem examination, gave evidence at the coroner's inquiry, Yoke Honao, touching the sad aooident. to Mr* Pryoe-Picton, and which, it is understood. much affeoted him.
PORTMADOC. A HANDSCMS DOHATIOS. Mr William Jones, manager of the North and Sooth Wales B«nk. h9 received, unsolicited, the handsome sum of £ 10 10s from Mr S. R. Liversage, secretary to the Liverpo)l Pilots Mutual Protective and Benefit Assooiation, for the benefit of the widow of David Morris, pilot, Borth, who lost his life on the night of the 13tb November, while faithfully ditobarging his daty. The members of the School Board last Thargdiv week visited each of the schools in their district to present certificates of merit to those ohildren who had been most regular in their atteodaace during the year. Special handsomely embossed earls were also given to those who bad made the highest possible number of attendances during the ye&r.The KUowin); is a list of the certificates pMMafel :— Certi- spcci1 Arerage flcates Specn A tte7nee, given. 0 rti Snowdon-street Bo 8' school 819 84 8 Snowdon-street infants'School 166 76 1 C!mpe)-streetGMs'School IM 70 10 c,'hoo. 106 S7 2 Borth 116 46 15 M.rf. Bv?b.n n 13 Pentrefeltin ? ? ? U At the Chapel-street Girls' and Soowdon-siraet Infants' School Mrs Breese, of Morfa Lodge, and Miss Breese had also presented very valuable prizes to those who had excelled in examinations in Grammar and needlawotk. The members at each of the aoboola in presenting the prizes delivered addresses appropriate to the occasion, and con- gratulated the ohildren and the staffs of the -ch ],)Is on the excellent results of the Government exam'na- tiona this year. CoUNTY COUST. On Wedneaday, before his Hononr Jodge D. Lewis, Mr R. CaasoD applied for a new trial in the oase of David Jonec, Pbrtmadoc, •hipbniHer, against the Carnarvon and Nevil Insurance Society and Henry Parry, Chwilog, for E15 for repalra of a ship.—Mr Biohard Roberta, Carnarvon, opposed, and rheapplloatfoo was refused. -Pir W. George applied, on behalf of W. J. Prit. ohard, draper and grocer,Llangybi,for his diricharge., The debtor was examined by Mr Hugh Robert. assistant offioial receiv.,r.-Ilim Honoor suspended the discharge for two years. R'ert R. Jones, cattle dealer, Tstomtegid, Garc, sued his father John and Jane Jone-, for AM for money lent. Mr George defeu- ded.—Hiallononr referred the oase to the registrar. -Anne Lloyd, Trefor-terraoe, Talsarnau, sued Owen Parry for £ 1115s for balance of rent dae.- Mr William George Will for the plaintiff, and Mr William Morris Jones defended. Judgment was given for the p!)Hat!Cf.——Mar?)tMt Davies, E?t Avenue, sued Thomas Hnabe8 aid JaDe Uagbpf, dressmaker, in re?pect of a dress made for the pttiat)?'? d*uahter.—Mr William George, wbo appeared for Hugh*#, atM that the defecoe w?tthtt the plaintiff bad got the female defendant to sign & =t for a dreu, and had snatched it for defen dent's daughter without paying tbe money. His Hoonor made an order that the dress be delivered up on payment at 12i 6d.
A NEW AIBUM OF NOIITH WALICB.-WIS have re- ceived from Mr A. Wilkinson, The Lounge. Mop, tyn-street, a oharming set of views in North Wales. They are to all intents and purposes like engraving" on thm cardboard. Ewh volume contains 29 views, nioely bound in various atyles. To visitors and tourists this new alcum ought to be most a?o«pt»H» Printed and Published for the North Wales ObroaioleComiiany. uimited, bv Divto Wrrzums at the V6rth WaUt ghronicle, TAanduino Direl. dry. and Omlia Printing Works, Caxton House. High Street, Baaeor, in the Pariah of Bangor in the CMWty of Carnarvon—Saturday, Deoember i91:h, 181;.1.