A Welsh boy (William Rees Jenkins), son of Mrs I Ellen Jenkins, of 199, Richmond-road, Cardiff, is the winner for 1900 of Lord Salisbury's Silver I Challenge Shield for the shorthand championship of all boys' schools in East Kent. Jenkins is a scholar of Dover College, writes the "Oxford Short- hand, 1,1 and was 120 marks ahead of the second, candidate (who uses another system), though the winner has been engaged upon the study only two years, as against his opponslnts' four. Tliis is the second public prize for shorthand that Jenkins has won, and it is described as a massive silver shield on a mount of polished oak, and a truly noble work of art. There were 44 entries, and the examination tests were said to be decidedly "stiff."
At the Pwillieli Police Court the only occupant I of the Bench at noon, on Wednesday, was Mr R. Carreg, and whilst police officers were despatched in search of magistrates, none had turned up at 12.15. Mr Carreg observed that people were very anxious to be promoted to the Bench, [but wHen once they became justices /they d'd not think it -worth wliilo to attend. Mr J. G. Jm.es, Llwynffynon, however, shorly afterwards arrived, and the business was proceeded with.
Dr Joseph Party has completed1 the work which be- was commissioned to write by the committee of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, which is to be held in Liverpool in September next. In a few days the composer is to visit Liverpool, when he will play over the score in the hearing of the Musical Committee. The subject dealt with is the Gorsedd, and the title of the work is "Ceridwen."
Two Welshmen are among the footballers playing I for Oxford University. "Soccer" is championed by Mr M. Morgan-Owen, of Rhyl and Oriel, and "Rug- ger" by J. Strand-Jones, of Lampeter and Jesus.
A bittern was shot on the 18th instant on the I Bryn Bras Castle Estate, Llanberis, on the banks I of the River Seiont, and is in the hands of Mr Francis, naturalist, 105, High-street, Bangor. I
PROCEEDS OF THE PATRIOTIC I CONCERT AT BANGOR. ORGANISED BY MRS ASSHETON SMITH. I AMOUNTS TO NF-ARLY L200. I Mrs Assheton Smith has divided the gross pro- ceeds of the above concert, and has forwarded through Colonel Gildea. a cheque for E100 to the Central Branch of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association, and L100 through the Mayor of Bangor towards the Bangor portion of the county fund. Among those who materially helped towards the success of the concert by taking many- tickets wers Lord and Lady Penrhyn, the Honourable F. G. Wynn, the Honourable Lady Neave, Lord: and Lady Mostyn, the Honourable Mrs Claud Vivian, Lord and Lady Boston, Honourable Walter Vivian, Colonel and Mrs Hampton Lewis, the Bishop of Bangor and Mrs Williams, Mr and Mrs Henry Duff, Lord Stanley of Alderley, Lady Augusta Mostyn, Mr and Mrs Douglas Jones, Mrs Pritchard- Rayner, Lord and Lady Erskine, Colonel and Mrs Marshall, Captain and Mrs Morgan, Sir Llewelyn and Lady Turner, Lady Fiorentia Hughes, the "Mbjfor of Ban,}\" Mrs Bulkcley H\lghe1\, MI Norman, Mrs Davies (Treborth), Mrs Trevor Hughes, Mr and Mrs Charles Jones, Mrs Cross, Mr and Mrs Clegg, Miss Wynne Jones, and many others. The generosity of the artistes in giving their services gratis was highly appreciated.
WALES AND PATRIOTISM. [To the Editor.] Sir,-It behoves us to ask ourselves seriously what are we doing as loyal Welshmen to prove ourselves worthy of the glorious traditions of a (and where at one time our fathers were no- thing if they were not brave and martial. To place the subject practically, I maintain that, the volunteer system (sneered' at, by a certain type of barradc-yird martinets, perhaps) will be England's stand by in the near future. Eighteen years ago a naval commander tcJd) me seriously, he hoped the terrible disaster of Majuba. would teach our British Government, the great possi- bilities of the Volunteer force, if rightly handled. It seems, eighteen years after Majuba,, we must still learn the lesson, at cost, of lives of bravo men, that the mudlern arm of precision held by a firm hand and sighted by a keela eye may be deadly, though the shooter woarsi an old hat and farmer's clothes like Bret, Hart's old hero. Pos- sibly this is an altruism now, and I don't want to be among the many thousand "wisemen" after the fact- What has this to do with Wales, some. one will ask ? Because, I say, of all lands save Scotland, Wales should be the home of the rifle- man. Our mountains raid shores afford invalu- able ranges, unattainable in English districts to a great extent owing to crowded population. Our mountaineers are equal to the, Highlanders in both courage and activity. But what about our Volunteer corps ? Several counties in Wales i still have none at aN, and it seems to me that the very places where one would find the best mate- rial for hardy soldiers are quite neglected. We trust Volunteer drill-instructors for our moun- tain villages to turn our strapping shepherds and fawn lads into soldiers of the type of the best Goirdon or Black Watch, not to strip Wales of its shepherds and farmers, but to make these mem stalwart Elefende-m of hearth and -home. Again, look at our quarrv centres, what splendid en- gineers and'ortiUery Volunteers might be turned out by ths thousands from the brave eons of Eryri: Nantlle Vale, Pcnrhytn, Llanberis, etc. Wales with its miners and quarry men, would be the nursing ground of what has justly been called the head and brain of the army. I throw- out these suggestions because I feel confident in the nkor future, our reply to the taunts of con- tinental critics will be a grand citizen army of lit least a minion Volunteers. And I do trust Vaw little Wales will not be last in the race of honour. There is an innate nobility in the Wekhjik|\n, after all, which is to-d&y making it- seif fe:t in a warm loyalty to the Empire ahme all narrow spirit of party. Wo are British, or we are nothing. We, sons of the true British nam#, our fathers, even when fighting the Nor- eign at home, could send our "Dafydd Cam," and others of his type to lead the van at Aginoourt: we valued the inviolability of Britain's soil above all other considerations. For the last 800 years .our interests have marched side by side with England's progress our noblest and best, aims to-day are bound up in the safety of the Empire. There are glorious privileges in the mighty past, memories of fields where we have more than held our own against, overwhelming odds, battles whfTe! we lost all. at the Mine time bringing more clorv to vanquished than victors. Let us use these memories to-day to spur us on to deeds of Jovaltr and patriotism for an Empire where the Welshmen vlai-M equal share. I conclude with an at?i to the m?te ?a)tv and noble ?irit of (the chief r?e?hve of the Celt) the Welshman, and I appeal «-<«> Englishmen to seek- out the Welshman's better nlhm)., and use his brave ardent fiery courage as the great kings (,f England used it for the glory of Britain n, jmd Ainmeourt.—I am, _no.. on AN OLD VOLUMES.
The Rev. E. H. Griffith, B.A., senior curate of Carnarvon, has been offered and has accepted tho living of Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, which is in tlè gift of the Lord: Chancellor, and is of the valtic oi AWO a year.
DíaI = i}istrid it11JS With this week's is9UC of the North Wales Chronicle" we are inuin,g as a su?lement our She" Almanwk for 1900, which wilr be found to contain all local information of importance. The Lord Chancellor has appointed the Rev. John R. Roberts, rector of Garthbeibio, to the reotory of Llanfihangel-yn-Gwynfa. The dispute between the Holywell District Council and Mr Jacob Atherton arising out of the recent litigation) in reference to St. Winefride's Well Has been settled, the Cbujvcil agreeing to return to Mr Atherton the sum of £500 paid by him as advance retllt for the right to abstract water from the well. University College Farm, Lledwigan, Llangefni. -Record of rain-fall for week ending December 16th: —Sunday, .00Monday, .17; Tues4 iay .00; Wednesday, .00; Thursday, .00; Friday, .00; 8aturday, .00; total for t1e week, .17 inches.— Thomas Winter. t It was reported on Monday that the schooner "Clare," of Carnarvon, was abandoned ten miles cast of South Arklow Lightship. The crew of four were rescued and brought to Dunmore by the "Fly- ing Cormorant." Rev. D. Ellis Rowlands, B.A,. Oxon, who has been taking temporary duty at Llangollen, will leave Llangollen shortlv to become curate of B<ingor-is-y-Coed. The RAw. E. M. Roderick, vicar of ?u '? has left Ruabon, acting on medical ad- vice, for six months' rest, and the Rev. J. Howell Thomas, late of Meliden, has been put in charge of the parish. 1st Cheshire and Carnarvonshire Volunteer Ar- tillery (Bangor Companies). — Respectable young men of 5ft. 7in. and upwards wishing to join, are requested to apply to the officer on duty or the sergeant-major instructor at the Drill Hall on any dZ' night. Volunteers and men wishing to join onlv allowed inside the hall during time of drilling. Dd)l will be OOIItinuedat Bangor, Wednesday and Saturday, at seven p.m., until further orders. Bangor Diocesan Clergy Fund.—The secretary, Mr Davies, Lloyds Bank, Beaumaris, informs us that up to the present date subscriptions, dona- tions, and church, collections amounting to £195 have been collected. It is very desirable that this should be made up to £20Õbefore the end of the year, 88 a one-fifth quota of £40 would then be sent to qualify for a block giant. Sub- scriptions viM, begratefully received and acknow- ledged by the secretary. On Thursday afternoon a fire "broke out in the shop window of Messrs Jas. E. Jones and Co., London Houses, Llangefni. It was caused) by a gas explosion, and as the window was dressed for Christmas with light and inflammable articles the fire soon spread. Fortunately, it was in- stantly detected and promptly extinguished, P. S. W. Hughes and P.C. H. Williams, Gaerwen, giving valuable assistance. The contents of the window were completely; destroyed, and as they -w i n d ow were cvrnpletel? ￼ were of great value the loss is considerable. Bangor Railway Temperance Hall.—On Thurs- day evening a successful concert was held at the above hall. The concert was given by the Band I of Hope childreni, under the superintendence of Mrs Tom Roberts, West. End); Miss S. Whitlock, Preswylfa, presiding at the piano. Both ladies deserve the thanks of the General Committee of the hall for the pains they have taken with the children, who did all their parts well, especially in the action-songs. The concert closed with the singing of "Rule Britannia" and the National Anthem. At a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Bala-Bangor Independent College, on Friday, Principal Probert announced that the Congregational Fund Board, London, had promised a grant of £50 towards the funds of the college. It was hoped th&t. this amount would prove a first instalment of an annual grant of £100 which the Board at one time made to this college.—Professor Phillips (Bangor), Professor Anwyl (Aberystwyth), and a London Welsh minister were provisionally appointed, with Dr. Probert and Professors J. M. Davies and T. Rhys, to represent the college on the Governing Body of the Associated Theological Colleges, Lon- don.—It was resolved to recommend the General Committee, which meets in Januarv, to alter the date for entrance examinations to the college from June to September, so that the results of the Welsh University matriculation examinations might be known before the list of admissions was passed. Fatal Accident to a Flint. Hotelkeeper.-On Moil- day an inquest was held at Flint as to the death of Mr John Brady, of the Dee Hotel, Flint. From the evidence of his housekeeper, Mrs Young, and of Dr. J. H. Williams, who repeated statements made by deceased, it appeared that after closing time on Wednesday night t,? deceased proceeded to lock up, and, going to the doorway leading to Flint Station, he fell down a short flight of steps. He managed to recover himself, and crawled upstairs to bed, where ho remained until the following morn- ing, suffering much agony. When it was found that lie was injured, Dr. Williams was sent for, and he found the deceased 'had three fractured ribs, but no penetration of the lungs. Death was directly due to failure of the heart and chronic Bright's disease, the fractured ribs being the indirect cause of death. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." The funeral of the deceased took place o. Monday at Pantasaph Roman Catholic Churchyard. Prize Distribution at Pantasapli-Art Class.-On Monday, at St. Clare's Convent Schools, the annual distribution of the prizes and certificates gained bv the students of t4 Pantasaph Art Classes connected with the Flintshire Count- Council took place. Lord Mostyn presided, and there were also present Ladv Mostyn, the Hon. Miss Most3,n, Jor? Lnesent the "Earl of Denbigh, Lady Mostyn of Talacre, Mr Fit7berbert, Mr and Mrs Folds, Pentreffynon Dr. Williams, Holywell; Dr. J. T. Jones, Llanasa; Mr P. Mostyn Williams, organising secretary, etc. The report of the class was submitted by Mr Mostyn Williams, who styled the class the "premier" of the countv, and he referred to the great advance made during the past years, and also to the crusade of persons in thecoun ty who had claimed that the class was connected with a private institution and not of any real benefit to the county. Congratulatory addresses were delivered by Lord Denbigh and Lord Kenyon. A Penmaenmawr Man in Trouble at Warrington. -At the Warrington Police Court, on Monday, Robert Roberts was charged with travelling from Manchester to Warrington on the London and North.Western Railway on the 3.45 p.m. train on Sunday afternoon without having previously paid his fare. The defendant, who was from Penmaen- mawr, had to be informed by Polile-ellnlltable Turner in Welsh the nature of the charge William Travis, orter, said on Sunday afternoon a gentle- I Ti-avit ??,, was getting into a second-class carria?e, îd 1!i n:: to h :efd:tlho c:aÿ;: ing under the seat. He was brought ont, and then in,,Xan exclaiming: "I was Wels-T I was Welsh. He, Iwwever, explained that he wanted to get to Pemnaenmawr, and 'had come from Manchester. Detective Howells said from his statements in the office he gathered that he wished to state that a ganger had bought him. a ticket from Manchester to Penmaenmawr, but it had been lost. Witness telegraphed to Manchester to see whether a ticket had been issued by the 3.45 train to Penmaenmawr, but the reply had been in the negative. A f¡flC of 5s and costs or seven days was inflicted. Singular Watw Supply Dispute at Gwersyllt- On Monday, at Wrexham, William Ellis, cashier at the Llay Hall Colliery, and residing at Alyn Vale C(1ttge, GwemIlt' charged the Brymbo Water Company with ?,ing cut off his water suppiy, and claimed the. penalties provided for by law >or such an Act ,r M068, MP., who appeared for the complainant, stated, that the com ainaiivs water rat" was paid by the owner, Mr E. VItaiiley Mark, pro- prietor of Llay Hall colliery. As long ago as 189 there was unplea.antness between ?i, 1/iar^Ks and the Water Company, and it culnunatcd 1897 bv the water being cut off from Mr Wanes dwelling-house. On the 19th of May last the com- pany also cut off the water supply from the cottage occupied by the complainant, and it remained cut- off until June 26th. The consequence was that not onlv the heal HI, but the very lives of the people occupying the cottage were jeopardised, because tiiej had to gee. water for drinking and other purposes where t'y could, even from the river Alyn, which I. a*ly not a very safe supply. T>VTddaayT were liable to a penalty not exceeding C5I ay fir the period during which the water remained cut off EvC attempt had bean made to sttl this matter without taking procædings, ut without re- ^,lt Mr J. Hoplev Pierce, who r?presentei the defendant company" submItted that the complam. ¡l1t had f?tiled t) pro% his case. The only supply of water ever akecl for on behalf of Mr Clark, except for his private re'¡dence, was for trde pur. post?s at ,his c .yl1.?, Tile at of Mr lark, the,,r? fore, i1 using tlm COUlP"!ly water fo Ule ￼ plain&nt's cottage did not Justlfy t,he pr,%cnt ac I ^elrt^hf BePnXdtmiss| the case on the ground that there was no separate sapply to the cottage, or to M 1«m M s, occupier thereof, the water used there ,bemg an indistinguishable part of the tra?[e suppl?v to the colliery Mr Moss asked for a case to be stated, and this was agreed to. Don't forget to go and, see W. N 0. Wllhams S Grand Xmas Show of Fancy Articles. He is also giving M Xmas Box & discount on all Ma¿-up !lPC8, Furs, Mackintohes, etc.-348 to 350??. BHh. street, Bangor. 17629 At the ensuing winter assizes Mr Justice Chanmell will take the North Wales circuit. Both civil and criminal business will be taken at these assizes. A conversazione was held- at the University Col- lege, Bangor, on Tuesday evemng, on the occasion of the termina.tion at ItM oolløge session. Bangor Transvaal War Fun r — The trmr-rer, Alderman J. E. Roberts (mayor), has received the sum of L16 19s 9d from the members of the Bangor Railway Institute for this fund. Mr Seth Hughes, of Bangor, met with a hearty reception when singing last week at a concert at Feltham. Mr Hughes contributions on this occa- sion were Masoheroni's "Hasten to me," and Sulli- van's "Come, Margarets, come." Mr Percy Foulkes White, of Carnarvon, and late of Bangor, pupil of Mr C. B. Macadam., C.S.I., University College, Bangor, ,has successfully passed of Bangor, &,Ilegoef th: m?taxy Institute, iondon?, the examination of the Sanitary Institute, London, which was held at Manchester on the 15th and 16th inst. Miss Olwen Rowlands, the youngest daughter of the Rev. Daniel Rowlands, M.A., Bangor, has just passed the examination of the Royal Academy of Music,and is now a licentiate of the Royal Academy. She is a student in the Royal College of Music, London,and was for some time previously a pupil of Dr. Roland Rogers. At a meeting of the Cambrian Railways Company last week in London an agreement between the Cambrian Company and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Company for the working of the light railway Iby the former company was approved, on the motion of Sir J. W. Maclure, seconded by Mr Humphreys-Owen. Llandegfan.—On Monday ?nd Tuesday, in the ancient Church of S. Te an, temperance- sermons were delivered by the Z v..Itobert Jones, vicar of Bodewryd, the diocesan, secretary of the Church of England Temperance Society. He took as the subject of his discourse on Monday evening "Tem- perance in its Scriptural aspect" and on Tuesday "Temperance in i-to practical aspect. It, is intended to establish a branch of the C.E.T.S. shortly in the parish. Railway Fatality at Llandudno Junction.-On Wednesday, Mr A. Bodval Roberts held an inquest at Llandudno Junction Station touching the death of Henry Williams, a platelayer, who was killed the previous day. John Owen;, Bangor, said the deceased formed one of a gang of men who were working outside the junction station. His atten- tion was called to the deceased, who was lying on the rail quite dead. A light engine 'had ap- parently gone over him. One of the deceased's feet was wedged fast on the crossing, and they had to unfasten some of the keys before it could be got out. At the time iii!! engine was blowing off steam in the yard, which might have prevented deceased hearing the whistle of the light engine. John Hughes, engine driver, said he saw no one in the way, and the first indication he had of anything wrong was the engine jolting. He stopped the engine, and looking back found de- ceased on the line. The body was badly mutilated, the foot in the Tail being almost in a pulp. Tho- mas Jones, Amlwch, flagman in charge of the gang, said he gave warning of the approach of the light engine by blowing his horn. The jurv returned a evner' dict b 0, "Accidental death," and -?d no blame was to be attached either to the flagman or the driver. A collection was made amongst the jury for the benefit of the widow and, three children of the deceased. Great Farm Fire near Ruabon.—Shortly beforo nine o'clock on Monday morning a disastrous fire occurred at Tymain Farm, near Penybont Works, Ruabon, one of the largest homestead farms on Klit Chirk Castle Estate. A large angular block of outbuildings of stone and timber works, sixty feÜ long, qRikly became enveloped, the fire spread- ing wit fi? alarming rapidity. Hundreds of employes from Penybont immediately appeared on the scene, rendering valuable assistance, their efforts being successful in preventing the fiiv spreading further. Robert Griffiths, who occupies the farm, courage- ously emptied two divisions of outbuildings of straw. About ten o'clock the major portion of the timber work had fallen. Two valuable horses were burnt to death, efforts to effect release being unavailmg. The damage, which will probably be about 10* is partially covered by insurance. The cause of the file is unknown. A considerable amount of personal property and furniture belonging to Mrs Lloyd was completely dwtixoyed. CW worth of new window casements and doors, stored for building three houses, were also burnt to ashes. The water sup- ply was very scanty. Six immense stacks surround- in^ the fire were only slightly damaged. Sir Watkin Warm's Fire Brigade arrived with commendable alacrity about ten o'clock, when the conflagration was practically extinguished. The fire is Stated to be the greatest known in the district for years. Bangor and Beaumaris Union.—The fortnightly meeting of the Guardians was held on Friday, Mr I Hugh Thomas presiding.—On the motion of Dr. J. Roberts, a vote of sympathy was passed with the relatives of the late Mr Thomas Hughes, Uan- ) ddona,TI. Chairman, reported having visited the I hospital and spent some time with the inmates. Although they had been without a trained nurse for the last six months everything was satisfactory, j The inmates were all clean and tidy, and more cheerful than he had ever seen them before. Several spoke of the kindness of the master towards them. -The Boarding-out Committee reported that the children were doing well and gaining in strength. —A letter was read from Mr W. H. Lewis, joiner, Bethesda, stating that the coffin alleged at the last Board meeting to be of inferior quality was not so. The sides had been planed and painted and the accident which happened by the breaking of a ring might 'have happened to any other cofhn. If anything, the coffin referred to was superior to the sample at the workhouse. The Guardians adopted a resolution passed by the Poplar Union to the effect that the cosb of maintaining the wives and children of soldiers fighting for the country should- fall upon the national fund.—The application from Richard Williams, collector of rates for Llan- fihangel-Esceifiog, for an increase of E5 in salary was granted.—It was reported that the nurse had leif, hurriedly, andi the Hospital Committee was ordered to make recommendations for the future control of the hospital. University College of North Wales, Bangor. At a meeting of the Council of the college on Wednesday, Mr H. Bulkeley Price presiding, a. resolution was passed with reference to the death of Sir Henry Tate, who was a life governor of the college, and had' been a generous donor to its funds, giving liberal assistance, in particular to tiho scientific and technical departments of its work It was resolved to hold a special meeting of Council on January 10th to appoint a successor to Mr W. J. Woodhouse, assistant, l'ecrturer in Greek and Latin, who leaves Bingr to take up an appointment in the University m¡ttnfe:¿ The senate announce d th?t the committee of the Liberal memorial to Mr Gladstone proposed to place at the disposal of the college a triennial prize of E5 in books to be given for proficiency in history, political science and economics. A vote of thanks was accorded to the president, Mr W. Rathbone, for his gift to the college of a portrut of the late Mr Mundella, with an inscription re- cording Mr Mundella's services to the cause of Welsh intermediate education. A letter was read from the Worshipful Company of Drapers an- nouncing that the company would give a year for a period' of three years towards the main- tenance of the department of electrical engin- eering, pending the establishment of the depart- ment on. a permanent footing. The Permanent Buildings Committee (upon which the Bangor City Council is represented ) presented a report o?enn.g ?o:h c:n:¡:=f the Council s':r:! altern,?- tive schemes. It was resolved to mbmit the whole question to a special meeting of the Court of Govern- ors, to be held about the middle of January, and in the meantime make enquiry as to possible sites. Licensing Extensions at Wrexham.-At Wrexham Borough Police Court, on Monday, an application was made by a publican for an extension of his licence for one hour on the occasion of a Tontme friendly society dinner.Sir William Thomas, one of tihe magistrates, strongly opposed the granting of such an extension. He thought that all respect- able people should be in their homes before eleven o'clock and to extend the time to midnight was more than he would do. There was enough drmking and drunkenness in Wrexham already, and to wish to extend the time for facilitating sueh drmkmg was a. disgrace to any Christian country. The working- men should be in bed in good time so as to enable them to get up in time for their work —Mr J. F. Edisbury, another magistrate, said -he had attended several oi tnese <.— had never seen a case of drunk- enness. The workingmen, it should be remembered, could not enjoy the afternoons and early evenings like some people, and these annual ajfairs were Jookoo forward to by the members.-Mr George Bcvsm, another Imagistrtte, also deprecated the re- marks of Mr Thomas, and said it was worse than useless to utter such statements as he had done in that court. He understood: that tj, iie application could be grant? by two magistrates, and Fiat would h? done'-The Mavor (Mr ThomM Jones) ￼ he thought c?en ()'cf?ck was quite late enough.-Mr I Thomas: Ti? are two ?Mttheexten?on.- Mr Bevan: And' two in favour. Captain Gladstone a.nother m1gistTaW, who was ill court, was then asked his opinion by the clerk, and he stated th?at he l\t vote fI f;ef't,(:nsastl\: always been g-?ted before,-The incident then terminated, t6^rtfnt t.Lad?.-M?? Worths' Crf^ted Guinea CoMet. (H<Mk 25s) may be obt.a from &. ?tforB?or. Mrs E?, Regent Ho?. 254, High-rtrert 18436 I Messrs Joskh HmghAs and Co., irowmangere, Oasfcle Hill, Bangor, who are making an exten- sive display in electric lighiting apparatus and appliances, are hoping to be able to light up their premises to-night (Fridiay) by euoctxidty. The Late Biahop IAyd. -It was reported at a meeting this week of "old boys" of Chrisb Col- lege, Brecon, tliat about 990 had been oontri- buted to the fund for erecting a memorial of the Late Bishop Lloyd of Bangor. Ib is proposed to place memorial brasses in the three schools Íino. connection with which. Dr. Lloyd's work on be- half of education in Wales was principally done, viz., Dolgelley Grammar School, Friars School', Bangor, and Christ College, Brecon; and1 further, if funds permit, to establish, ibook prizes and scholarships. Carnarvonshire anda Anglesey Infirmary. Weekly report, Decemiber 22nd: In-paitiente, 23; visitors for the ensuing week, Mrs E. A. Young and Mrs R H. Pritchard; hom. physician for ensuing week, Dr. H. Grey Edwards; hon. surgeon for ensuing week, Dr. Ridhard Janets Presents received: —Papers (daily), the Railway Institute; papers (weekly) and old linen, Miss Wynne Jones; magazines (weekly), Mrs Ed- w&rda; miagaaines, etc,, Mies Bickersteibh; magaasines, Mr Boothroyd; books and games, Mrs S. R. Dew.—W. It Beck. house surgeon. N.B.-SubseTiptions are urgently needed. Inquest at Ruthin Prison.—Dr. J. R. Hughes, coroner, hedd an inquest at H.M. Prison), Ruthin1, I on Thursday, on the body of James Harrison, a retired cehoolmaster, of Pendiletani, Manchester, who was undergoing a. sentence of twelve mionths imprisonment for misappropnaitiiiigi trust money. Evidence was given by the Governor and the Medical Officer of thel gaol to the effect that up to the day preceding his death, on the 19th inst., prisoner had not complained of ill-health, but had expressed1 himself as being perfectly happy asdl contemted. He had a perfectly clean sheet He was isetfli em: the 18thi by the doctor, and then saod he d'id not feel as usual. Ho wasotdered extra diet and sent to his ward. On the following morning he began to vOmit, quantities of blood!, and soon succumbed. The jury returned a ver- dict of "Death from, hemorrhage caused by the rupture in the stomach. If you want a. ship go to a shipbuilder. If you want clothes go T,?17 Bg.?. Hi?h-ctMB Ladies' and Gentlemen's Tailor, Bwgor. Price Hat on ap- plication. 18433
COUNTY OF CARNARVON. I THE TRANSVAAL WAR RELIEF FUND. I The following information has been sent to us by the secretary of the County Committee relating to the distribution Gf relief amongst the families of the soldiers affected] by the war The Executive Committee, appointed for the pur- pose, have drawn up a scale of the amount of relief to be granted according to the necessities of each individual case. Over twenty applications for relief lhave been, received, from different parts of the county, and almost all of these have been inquired into and regular payments are being made to the applicants. The hrst payments were made so as to run from the 18th of November, to avoid any unnecessary delay in helping those in want, If the secretaries to local funds hear of any deserving cases for relief it is hoped that they will at once communicate with the I secretary, Mr David Breese, of Port madoc, from whom proper forms of application for relief can be obtained.
WELSH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. I On Wed nesday an important meeting of the CocJVa\V:lh imG:¡:1 itiof held at the Wynnstay Anns Hotel, Wrexham, the President (Mr Stanley D. Edisbury) being in the chair. The Secretary (Mr John Davies) reported the receipt of a contribution from several clubs in 6d the war relief fund, and it was resolved that each club should hand over the sums collected by them to their respective local funds, arid intimate to the secretary the amounts so contributed. A letter was read from the Wrexham Football Club intimating that in consequence of the Coun- cil's decision with reference to last season's balance- sheet they would withdraw from the cup competi- tion. The following suspensions were inflicted': — Vickers, Whitchurch Alexandra, until February 1st; Charles Jones, Llangollen. United, until Feb- ruary 1st; T. Thomas, blangolien Lloyd Jones, Llangollen; D. Griffitlis, Wrexhanu Old Bovk G. Gornal, Snailbench Whit% Stars; Harry Williams and Samuel Williams, fefbughton United-all for fourteen days. It was arranged tbet the Welsh international trial match should be played at Chirk on January 15th. Llangollen United claimed the match with Wrex- ham Victoria in the Welsh Junior Cup Competi- tion, oil the ground of alleged wrong decisions on the part of tL referee. It was decided that tb3 match should be replayed at Wrexham on or before January 1st. Wrexham Old Boys protested against the result of their tie with Brougblon United on various grounds, the principal being that one of the United players" was a registered professional. The protest was upheld, and the match awarded' to the Old Boys. The draw for the third round of the Junior Cup Competition was made as follows :—Llanxwst Town v. Colwvn Bay, Rhyl United Res. v. Holyhead Swifts, Wrexham Old Boys v. Rossett, Llangollen United or Wrexham Victoria v. Adwy United, Oswestry Res. v. Druids Res. or Wliittington, St. Martin's v. Ruaibon Albion, St. George's United v. Newtown Res., Singleton and Coles v. Snail-* beach White Stars. The first-named clubs have choice of grounds, and the ties have to be played on or before January 6th. Kick off, 2.30.
BAYGOL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY CONCERT IN THE PENRBYN HALT, The third' annual concert given by the above society, under the comductarship -of Dr. Roland Rogers, in the Peairhyn HaJl, on Mondhy, even- ing, was in ev,?V way superior to its pre- deccs8<ml.. Two yean ?ago Bennett's "May Queen" was perfarnwd in the College Hkill; last y^iar Harnett's "Amdient Mariner" was given in the Penrhyn Hall, and this year a new and beautiful work, "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" (LongfeBoVs icords, 'beauti- fully set to music by Coleridge-Taylor) was sub- jected to the criticism of a Barngfn" audience. That the concerts should be given in a public ball, and that the students should invite public opin- ion, is we think a step im the right direction, as it will tend to cement the good feeling, and re- spect which should exist .between "town and gown." Lovers of harmony can thus hear and see that the study ofumieicisnot negleciedt, the University College, and aiso that the works per- formed are practically novelties in the neighbour- hood;in fact, the performance of the cantata, "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast," on Monday, was its "debut" in the Principality. The voices of the choristers were bright andfresh, .¡¡.ndJ there was a "swing" and "go" about their singing which was extremely effective; this was especi- ally noticeable in Dr. Rogers's part-song, "The Storm," at the ward's "Gloria tibi Domine, where thiero was a really fine outburst of song. Later on, in the performiamcei of the cantata., the pitch was perfectly maintained, the spirit of the poean we] interpreted, end the soft passages given with delicacy and' refinement. The mean- bera of the orchestra^ aided by a flute, corivet, and bassoon, gave an equally good account of themselves; the Rossini overture, the accom- paniments to the cantata, ana tne ^onaonero » selection were well performed, and merited the hearty applause given by the a,udiemce> after each item. Miss Violet Williams played the difficult pianoforte accompaniments with excellent taste andl effect, indeed the precision and unanimity, of all the instrumentalists throughout the con- cert was. altogether -adbdrab-le. By. the way, we believe that, orchjeetnally, Dr, Rogers hopes to do some good work ira Bangor ver)' shortly. Mr Verbrugghoi fairly brought down the house with his violin solos, ciA we can honestly say that finer violin playing has never been heard' in Bangor. His selections were "Andante and finale (Concerto)" (Mendelssohn), and "Andlante and Rondo Capriocioso" (Saint Saens), and after each contribution he had to respond to a per- sstent encore. Miss Minnie Macfarlane, who is a student at the Guildha.11 School, of Muaic, gave a pleasing rendering of Liddle's "Abide with me, and Mattei's "Leave ma uot." She has A good voice iind rfiows promi se for the future. 3Lim CSara Williams, r It.R.A!M., ::a.nd tFtairepai Rosa Go4d Medal- Net, who 'has previously appeared on the concert platform at Bangor, met with weu-merited ap- plause after ? pleasing and artiago rendming two little piecœ, namely, Footed "Irish Folk Song "and WaMMw'a "May Day." In the second part of the programme* she effectively sang Sullivan's "Orpheus with his luta," and as an encore gave that charming Welsh air, "Y 'deryn pur." Miss Williams' soaigB were given with great refinement, and delicacy, her voice and eatioulatko, being alike ex oeilentt Mr W, S. Roberts, who for some years past has been a resident at Manila, in a Bangoorian, amd most of the audience knew him in yeaie gone by as a solo chorister at Bangor Cathedral Mr Roberts, who met with a cordial reception, took the solo in the cantata, and afterwards gave anemeelient rendition of Tosti's "My dxeaim. Hia voice io a purei tenor, asnd though not very powerful ilb is sweet and sympathetic. A successful and interesting con- cert was brought to a termination by the hearty singing of "God save the Queen," the whoJe audience joining in the singing of the three versefi. A tribu-ie of praise is due to Dr. Rogers, whose skill and ability as a dhoral oondIootor were admirably reflected in the performance of the choir and his aeeoanpamiments to the ouloisto were played in his usual finished and artistiomanner.
CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS IN I BAEGCR- The oI-I-esbala-lied, firm of Messrs W. Hughes and) Son, pork butchers, High-street, are making an elaborate Christmas display. Their show in- cludes 60 fat pigs, which have been acquired from. Lord Penrhyn's Holme Farm; Colonel Piatt, C. B., Gorddinog Messrs Hughes, Pensheri, Ty- croes; Thomas Hughes, Ty'rJJian, do; J. Owen, Pammaiian, Uangved; R Williams, Ddolgoch, Bethesda; J. Roberts, Poo.1wwer, Bamgar; W. Thomas, Tyddylbbaoh, do; H. Owen, Llysgwynt, Llanfairfechaw; Richard, Jones, TaeraMt, do, and other well-known feeders. They have also a large number of fat ewes fram Mr Francis Hughes, Ciemawr, Beaumaris. Their make of park pies is enormous, and the quantity made of their celebrated sausages is greatly im exoess of previous years. Tho confectioners are wellto the fore with a plentiful store of aeasom?ble delWacies, especi- aUy ?t the est?Mishment of Mi,% Jehu, Messrs J. and A. Hopson, Upper Bangor; Mrs John Hughes, 335, High-street; Mr Richard Wil- liams, City Bakery; Mrs Hughes, Wicklow House Mrs Read, and others. Amcaigst the drapery establishments, not already referred to, may Ilre mentioned! those of Mr R. H. Lloyd, Bom Marche; Bayne and! Dar- gie, Upper Bangor; Charles Jones, Cambrian House; R. Winter Jones, Upper Bangor; Mire J. Lloyd, Glasgow House; Mrs Evans, Regent House; Mrs Willkims (late Mrs Morgan Rich- ards) Mr J. W. Roberts, High-st, etc., all of whom have made excellent preparations for the Christmas season. In the matter of house furnishing the, estab- lishments of Messrs W. Evans -and, Sons, Mr David E. Jones, Mr Edwin Jones, and! Mr Ann- brose Jones are making a show of articles which cannot fail to attract the attention of intending buyers.
AMLWCH. I On Monday evening a lecture on the wc-k of the I HomeMissions (with magic lantern illustrations) was delivered at th" National Schools by the Rev. J. Davies, vicar of the Welsh Church, Liverpool. The Rev. D. J. Lewis, M.A., presided. I, A number of young men who have served in the Cemaes Volunteers have offered themselves for active service during the Transvaal war. Petty Ses&ion. On Friday, before Mr Hugh Roberts and other magistrates, Mr W. Fanning applied for the transfer of the Bull Bay Hotel to Mr George Jamieson, and that of the Dinorben. Arms Hotel, Amlwch, to Mr Leche. Both were granted.—For drunkenness, etc., the following were fined: Hugh Jones, 1Ü1!and: C08ts j: E. Hughes, 7s 6eL and costs Robert Gerrardi, 10s and costs; John Jones, 5s a.nd costs.Ellen Parry, 'Rhwnc, Rbosybol, was fined 5s including costs for neglecting to send her child to school.
BEAUMARIS. Musical Successes.—'The following successes have been gained by pupils of Miss Jeannie Williams, Pmswylf, at the recent Somth Kensington Exam- ination:—Miss Harriet Frost, fi.,= junior certificate; Miss Mary Evans, first-class primary certificate, with honours and a silver medal.
LLANGEFNI. I The War Fund.—This fund now amounts to L59 18s lid. It is still open, and subscriptions will be received at the National Provincial Bank and the Metropolitan Bank, or by Mr G. 0. Williams, Caxton House, the secretary. Petty Sessi..S.-On Monday, before Mr G. J. Roberts and other magistrates, Elleii Griffith, Lon Groes, Bodflordd, was fined, 2s 6d including costs for sending a litt,le girl of hers to beg. For neglecting to send their children to school regularly the following persons were fined- 5s including costs each: Erasmus Roberts, Ty nypwll, Llangristiolus; Hugh Jones, Cefn Coch, do. and Richard Wil- liams, Ty'nllan,Llanffinan.—The following were fined fe: drunkenness David Hughes, Is and costs John Jones, to pay the costs; and Thomas Pntohard, 5f, and costs.—Robert Williams, High-street, Mall- traeth, was charged with cruelty to a. horse, but the case was dismissed.—Margaret Pritchard) Wil- liams, Minffonld Farm, Gaerwen, was charged with defrauding the railway company. Mr J. Femna appeared for the London and North-Western Rail. way Company, and W. Huw Rowland) defended. Edgar Spencer Swan., ticket examiner, said he was at Llangefni Station on the 5th of October, and, saw the defendant alighting from the train, and gave up a ticket from Holland Arms. He followed ,c_ r to the street and asked her to go back with, him to the station. tsbe went into the booking- office, and he,told her that she had travelled with ¡ a. ticket whioh was out of date. She looked m her purse, and said: "Well, I got a, ticket, but I must* have lost it," and added that she had many tickets at home. She offered to pay, and he took her name and address. Corroborative evidence was given by Detective W. A. Hughes. Mr Rowland said tihe defendant was a most respectable woman., and she never thought for a moment to defraud- the railway company. On the day in question the railway carriages were paket and he venturOO to t.hinlr that the Bench would scarcely believe .that a woman like the defendant would! defraud the company for the sake of saving twopence. He trusted tlie Bench would take the view that she had. made a mistake. The Bench fined the defendant 5s and costs.—William Weaver, commercial tra- veller, Formby, was similarly charged, but did not appear. Swan said he was on duty at Gaerwen Station on the 5th of October. He examined the tickets in the 9,10 a.m. train for Amlwch. rtw defendant produced a ticket from f:e:üfl: Dundalk. He asked for the excess fare to Llan- gefni, and paid Lijd. He and ticket examiner Hudson subsequently Wetit to Llangefni. He again saw defendant entering the 11.55 tram for Gaerwen.. Witness also entered, the same train, and at Gaerwen examined the tickets. Defendant gave Mm a ticket from Amlwch to Lime-street, and that was in order. On the 2nd! November witness was at Gaerwen with Hudson, and he saw defendant about nine o'clock. In consequence of what Hudson, told him he went to Llangefni with the 11.15 train from Bangor. He saw the defendant at Llangefni Station, and entered the train for Gaer- wen, where he alighted. Witness wired to De- tective-inspector Thomson, at Holyhead. He pro- ceeded to town by tlie same train, saw the oefendlant alight, and pointed, him out to Thomson. He followed defendant to the street and stopped him, -or 1 T J.l;n.ua.91t savwg You came irom Liiangeiu: — I fendant replied in the affirmative. Then witness, I asked ham if lie had booked, and he said No; I have A ticket from Amlwch to Liverpool. He saw defendant on a, subsequent occasion, when he was examining tickets. He noticed defendants •tibket and aid: "You have travelled with this ticket before,' and defendant replied': Perhaps I have. Indeed, I must have done. Corroborative evidence was given, by William Goreton Hudson, Bangor Station, and Joseph Thomson, detective- inspector, Holyhead, The defendant was now fined 408 and costs.John. Foulkes, Hendre tarm, Conway, was the next charged, and with two offences. Mr Feniva prosecuted in this case again, and Mr S. R. Dew defended. Alfred Ernest Brookes, ticket collector at Llanxludno Junction, said that on the 2nd November he saw defendant coming to the station for the train- which leaves Chester at six o'clock a.m. Witness gave him a. platform ticket. He did not book, although lie had ample time. Cross-examined: He knew that defendant was a farmer, but did not know that b,, sent a large number of horses with the railway. Ho had seven minutes to book. Swan said de- f-Kidaiat paid him for txtuzsiou return \0 Uanjjor, ￼ ￼ I He saw him at Baa?or, a.n4 Mked him for hia ticket. He gave 'him the exœøs tickets '00 had j at the Junction. He mid he was ua quite mm whether he would go to Bodorgan o'r Gaerwen, but he paid the excess to Gaerwen. Witness went to Lhmgefni, -d be ,.?w d6f?.d.t coming upon th. phdorm at a quarter to six. He w= about the platform for a little time, and witness went to the booking office, and found that defendant had booked to Gaerwen. Witness collected the tickets At Gaerwen. He (witness) and Hudson watched, whether defendant would book to Bangor, but he did not. He left the Amlwch train for the Bangor one, and at Bangor witness stopped him, and asked him for the excess tickets he had given him in the morning. He did not offer to pay for travelling from aerwen to Bangor. Defendant searched his pockets, and said he had not got them. He added "I paid you." Witness said he had not paid thb fare from, the Junction to Bangor. Cross-exam- ined: Defendant appeared sober. He could not say whether he left the train at Bangor. He did not tell defendant not to tmuble-that he could pay at Gaerwen. Corroborative evidence was given by W. G. Hudson, Percy Clough, Gaerwen, and George Thomas, Uangefni. After Mr Dew had addressed the court for the defence, arguing that defendant had no intention tg de f rau t tl!e company, the Bench stated that the case had been, clearly proved, and they fined the defendamt 2s 6d: and costs im each case.—Jane Williams, Ty Coch, Llai.eugrad, was charged with aæaulting ]6aum Lydia, Williams, her young ke?daiiglirter, and Ed, ard Williams, defendant's husband Mr Dew ap- peared for the prosecution, and Mr W. Thornton Jones d,,fd?,a Th. Bench &? the case.
PENMAENMAWR. I The collections made towards the patriotic fund at the two iugh& entertainments given last week b; t:t: of ili;e¡tsc- amounted to B7. This sum was supplemented! by a donation of P,9,1 from Mrs Harvey Jones. Removal of the Post-office.—The post-office, whioh, for the last 15 years has been located in the Oxford Buildings, has, owing to the resignation I of Mr W. O. Thomas, who has been postmaster for that period, boon temporarily removed to Balik Buildings, on the opposite side of the road, and j adjoining the telephone exchange. Mr A. J. S. Marchant, of tho Llandudno staff, is now acting as postmaster. War Relief Fund.—A public meeting was held 1rr the Oxford Hall on Monday evening for the purpose oi inaugumtinga looal fund in connection with the Lord-lieutenant's County Relief Fund Mr J. S. Coverley presided. Prior to the com- mencement of the proceedings, Dr. J. B. Williams gave several selections on the gramophone, includ- ing Sullivan's musical setting of Kipling's famous poem. On the motion of Mr H. Kneeshaw, J.P., deputy-lieutenant for the county, seconded by Mr C. H. Darbishire, J.P., a local committee was ?formeii for the purpose of collecting subscriptions, whioh would be added to the county fund. Mr Darbishire announced that he would give a don tion of £ 10, and also stated that Mrs W"ae tta s adna, had sent a donation ofLIO. The committee ap- pointed was a large and representative one, and Mr R. W. Hughes was appointed hon. secretary and Mr H. Kneeshaw hon. treasurer.
PORTMADOC. 11 Wedding.-A large number of friends and well- wishers assembled at St. John's Church on Wed- nesdav morning to witness the marriage of Mr Sydney Crick, Roche-terrace (the energetic secre- tary of the Conservative Club), and Miss E. Row- lands, eldest daughter of Mrs Bryant, the Wood- lands, Tremadoc. The service was fully choral, the Vicar (the Rev. Llewelyn, R. Hughes, M.A.) officiating, assisted by the Rev.. R. H. Williams (curate). The bride was prettily dressed in cream silk trimmed. with orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of white chrysanthemums, the ft of the bridegroom. She was given away by tc-r stepfather, Mr John Bryant. The bridesmaids were: Miss Bryant, Miss Enor Biyaint (sister of the bride), and Miss L. A. Orick (sister of the bridegroom), who were dressed in cream silk gauze, Md t?h carried a shower bouquet. Mr A. G. Crick (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man. The wedding party consisted of Mr and- Mrs Crick, Roche-terrace; Miss Bertha Crick, Mr and Mrs Bryant, the Misses Bryant, and Miss Julian, Wynkobank. The (happy couple left by the 11.20 a.m. train, Festiniog Railway, for Lon- don and Southampton, where the honeymoon will be spent The presents, which numbered over i hundred, were very handsome.
PWLLHELI. Presentation at Nanbro.O. Fnday last tnere was an interesting gathering at Nanhoron on the occasion of a presentation, by the tenantry to Mr Claude Lloyd-Edwards on attaining his majority. A committee had been formed (of which Mr Thomas Jones Thomas, Trefgraig Plas, was chairman), and, a. irobscriptiollJ list opened which wts readily rc- s (lei, to. The presentation, which consisted of a. handsome silver salver, was made by the chair- man of the committee, and the "copy' of on ad- dress was read by Mr R Jones-Evans, Penybont (which will be subsequently presented when, illuminated). The recipient, who was accompanied' by his mother, Mrs Lloyd-Edwards, and Mrs Captain Gougb, expressed his high appreciation of the cift. During the afternoon a substantial tea was provided, at which about 900 guests partici- pated, special invitations 'having been issued to the tenantry and their families, also the suMerib- ers, although all comers were welcome. Betoro departing the large company gave hearty cheers for the Nanhoron family, not forgetting Captain Alan Gough, who is at present serving in the Transvaal. The whole arrangements were ably carried out by Mr William Pritchard, estate bailiff, !y,id a small committee.
PORTMADOC. Arrivals. Dreadnought, Evans, Runcorn.Ke- becca (s.s.), Roberts, Liverpool-Grace, Greener, ID,ublin Prince Llewelyn, Roberts, Pembroke Dock .Seven Brothers. Roberts, Aberaeron .Martha Jane, Jones, Aberaeron.John and Margaret, Hughes, Gar(liff Excel, Morris, Poole.Frau Mina Peleisow, Parry, Plymouth. Sailings. Alice Moore, Randal, Grimgbv. Ermenilda, Lukes, Teignmouth.Eastward, Jones, Bridgwater.Enid, Rees, Gloucester.W. D. Potts, Jones, Cork.Jane Pringle, Thomas, Faversham. Blodwen, Jones, Copenhagen.Eliza Bond, Jones, Cardiff.RJieidol Vale, Evans, Grimsby.Refee?ca (s.s.), Roberts, Liverpool.
PORTMADOC. Arrivals.—Rebecca (8.11.), Roberts, Liverpool. Sailings. lvbenezer, Jones, Chat ham. James, Jones, Cardiff-.Volunteer. Jones, Newport- Aeron Lass, JO!1'l' London.. ,Catherir.11 and. Margaret, Le.vis, Folk^ston* and London.Rebceca (s.s.), Roberta, Liverpool.Picton, Hanisen, Showhara,
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. Announcements of Births and Death* are charged 1/- (prepaid), and Marriages 2/6 (prepaid). Notices of Marr agee, or Deaths, and Ad vertisements, are received at this office for ir- sertion in any Foreign, Loudon, or Pforinoul new paper. BIRTHS. GREGORY.—On the 10th inst., at The HNffp Llandegfan, the wife of P. Shearson Gregory, of a daug h ter. HUMPHREYS.—On the 18th inst., at the Nelson School, Wigton, the wife of the Rev. W. E. Humphreys, of a son. THOMAS. On the 11th inst., at Prince's terrace, Bangor, the wife of Dr. J. E. Thomas, of a daughter. a duugbter. MARRIAGE JONER-OWF,N.Otv the 21st inst., at the Registrar's Office, Bangor, William E. Jones, Ty Oanol, to Margaret Owen,, Tai Capel-both of Llangoed.
Hunting Appointments. THE ANGLESEY HARRIERS will meet, on Saturday, December 23rd.Penmynydd Almshouses Tuesday, December 26th Round Tahle Thursday, December 28th Maenaddwyn Saturday, December 30th Pantraeth at 11.30 a.m. THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS will meet on Saturday, December 23rd Llvsmeirehion Wednesday, December 27th Segrwya Gate, [near Denbigh Saturday, December 30th St. George's ait 11. SIR W. W.!lYIDfS HOrNDS will meet on Saturday, December 23rd Vara at 10.45.
Looal Tide Table. DECEMBER. V- DECEMBER. Morn. Even. Height, b. m. h. m. ft.' in. 22.Friday 2 14 2 31 15 4 23.Saturday 250 3 8 14 8 24 Sunday 3 27 3 46 13 10 25.Monday 4 8 4 33 13 0 26.Tuesday 5 1 536 12 6 27.Wednesday 613 650 12 6 28.Thursday 7 25 759 13 6 29.Friday 8 31 9 0 14 8 30.Saturday 926 9 50 15 11 31.Sunday 10 15 1036 16 7 N.B.—The above Tide Table is computed for the Port of Liverpool; for Bangor the time of High Nat,er is twenty-five minutes earlier; for Beaumarif twenty-seven minutes earlier; for Carnarvon two hours and five minutes earlier; for Llandudno twenty minutes earlier; for Bhyl twenty minutes earlier.
Racing Fixtures. Kempton Park December 26 Wolverhampton Beoemher 26 Grindon Hunt Beeember 26 Keeie Park December 28 Hurst Park December 29
Welsh Markett. BANGOR, FRIDAY, 11.30 a.m. MEAT, BUTTER, and EGGS.—Fresh butter, Is 6d per lb. fresh eggs, 6 for a shilling; Irish, Danish, and Canadian butters, Is to Is 3d per b. beef, 6d to 9d1 per lb; mutton, 8d to lOd per tb. lamb, 8d to 10d per lb.; veal, 6d to 8d per lb. pork, to 9d per Ib.; ham, 7d to 9d per lb.; bacon, 5d to 6d per lb. fat pigs, 3d to 3id per lb, FISH, POULTRY, and GAME.—Chickens, 3s 6d per couple; fowls, 3s each; ducklings, 5s 6d each hares, 6d each; rabbits, Is each; pigeons, Is 6d per brace; pheasants, 5s 6d per brace; partridges, 3s 6d per brace; wild ducks, 4s 6d per bram; ducks: 2s 6di t 58 each; geese, 5s ódJ to 6s each; turkeys, Is per lb. soles, Is 6d .per lb. turbot, Is per lb. brill, 9d per lb. halibut, 9d' per lb. lemon soles, 9i per lb. pl,dee, 5d per lb. whiting, 6d per lb. dabs, 4d per lb. gurnets, 6d per lb. Lake, 5d per d"FZ. 4d per lb. cod, 4d per lb.; haddocks, 4,1 per lb. shrimps, 5d per pint. 4,1 a;IlbT and V?GEfABLES.—Potatoes, 8s per sack; carrots, 51 bs. for 3d;, turnips, 5ibs. for 3d; parsnips, 1Č! per lb.; cabbages, lid. to 3d each; cauliflowers, 2d to 6di each; celery, lid per stick; leeks, 1dJ per bunch; tomatoes, 8d per lb; apples, 2:1<1 to 3d per lb. AMLWCH, Saturday.-Fresb butter, Is 6d per lb. fresh eggs, 9d for a Is; Irish, Danish, an»i Canadian) butters, Is Id per lb. beef, 7d to :M per lb. do., foreign:, 4¥l to ?d per lb. mutton, IOdper lb.; do., foreign, 3d to 6d per lb. lamb, foreign, 6Ad per lb. pork, 6d to ad: per lb. potatoes, new, 78 per sack or 20s per ton carrots, M per lb. cabbages, lid- each; cauliflowers, 2d each vegetable marrows, ódJ to 8d each; grapes, English, 2s 6d per lb. do., foreign, Is per lb. tomatoes, 8d per lb. apples, 3d per lb. chickens, 3" 6d to 43 per couple; fowls, Is 6d each; duck- lings, 28 6d each hares, 38 each; rabbits, Is each; ducks, 28 6d each; geese, 5-&d to 6d per lb., or 4s 6d to 6s 6di each; turkeys, 10s and 128 each; mackerel, 6d each; cod, 4d per lb. fresh herrings, 30 for Is. CARNARVON, SIturaay.-Freeb butter, Is 7d to Is 8d psr lb. do., salt, Is 2d1 to Is 3d per lb. eggs, 8 to 9 for ai Is; fowls, 3s to 4s per couple; ducks, 3s to 48 each; geese, 58 to 6s 6d each; bed; 211 to 9d. per lb. mutton, 6d to 9d; veal, 5d! to 8d; pork, 5d' to 8d; potatoes, old, 7s 6d per sack. DENBIGH, Wednesday.—Wheat, 8s 6d to 9s; barley, 7s 6d to 8s 6d; oats, 58 to 69 9d per hobbet fowls, 2s 6d to 4a 6d; ducks, 5s 6d to 6s per couple; geese, 7d to 8d per lb. turkeys, 8d i 9d oatmeal, 2dI per IN freeh butter, Is 5d to Is 6d per IN small pots, 1? 2d to Is 2?d do., large pots, Is 1¥L per Ib. ? eggs, 9 to 10 for a. Is; 69 per nobbel LLA?GEFNI, Thursday. -Fresh butter, Is 7d pa lb. fresh eggs, 12 fw Is; beef, 6d to 8d per lb. 3nattm, 7d to 9d per lb.; veal, 7d to 8d per lb. pork, 6d to 8d per lb. .ham, 8d to Is per b. bacon, 6<t to 8d per )b. fat pigs, 3?1 per lb. porkete, 118 to 16& each; fowls, Is 3d each; ducks, 4s 6d each; gpeeses 78 to 108 each. PWLLHELI, Wednesday.—Fresh butter, 1s 4d to Is 50 per lb, fresh eggs, 10 to 12 for a ls; beef, So to 9d per lb, mutton1, 7d to lOd per lb. pork, 6d to 8d per Ib. fat pigs, 21d to 3d. per lb., or 78 to 7s 3dJ each; porkets, 10s to 138 eachpotatoes (new), id to fdi per lb., or 3s 6d to 4s per cwt.; carrots, id per lb. turnips, Id -per lb. parsnips, 4"d per lo. cabbages, 2d to odl each; cauliflowers, 6dt each; celery, 2d to 4d per stick; cucumbers, 6d' to 8d each; vegetable marrows, 3d to 4d; eaclr; tomatoes, 8d per ib. apples, 2dI to M per lb. fowls, 2s 6d to 3s per couple; hares, 2s 6d1 to 2s 9d. each; pheasants, s 6d to 5s per braco; partridges, 2s 6d per brace; duks, 5ø to 68 each; geese, 6d to 7d per lb., and 4s 3d to 6s 6d each; turkeys, W to T?d. per lb. PR¿HLV, Monday. —Wheat, 9s to 9s 3d per hobbet; oats, 6s to 7s per hobbet; fresh butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb.; fowls, 3s 6d to 5s per oouple; ducks, 5& to 6s per couple; eggs, 12 to 13 for a b.
LONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY TRAFFIC RETURN. Week Ending December 17th, 1899. Passengers, pajcds, etc., aad mails £ 84,390 I Goo?, etc., t&tai B156.185 I\ t' '.1 Co!ltg week in 1898 E244,645 Ag?-g R6,453,091 T. HOUGHTON, Secretary. Euston Station, landon, N.W.
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LLANDEGFAN. I Tlie first of a series of entertainments was held last Saturday in the Board School, and proved a complete success. Some time ago a party of young men- belonging to the Church resolved to make the necessary preparations for holding these meetings by setting to work to learni dialogues, recitations, songs, etc. It is very gratifying to them that their first attempt was crowned with good results. The chair was taken E, Mr Gi. Brocklebank, Plas Llandegfart, who gave, at the outset, an appro- priate address to the young. The programme was a very lengthy one, and it included many very interesting items. Miss Brocklebank gave two violin solos, Which were 'highly applauded by the audience. It wasi evident- by her excellent playing that Miss Brocklebank had had the most careful and best of training under one of the leading masters. Miss Katie Brocklebank also promises to be a very accomplished pianists It is to be hoped that v.t stiall have the great pleasure of hearing these often at our public meetings-in future. Songs were ren- dered very creditably by the Rev., J. M. Richard Messrs Robert Jones, and W. Pritchard, and alio ou-ng vocalists, Miss M. A. by two very promismg young vocalists, Miss M. A, Humphreys and Miss ?'liza Jones. The childTen's party, under the condiictorship of Mr Richards, gave several choruses with every satisfaction. The flute chorus, "The March of the Men. of Harlech," by the Lkvndegfan Ohurch lads, was a very pleas- ing novelty, and took well. The first prizes in 'I flute competition and for recitation were taken by W. M. Richards. The prizes for singing "Jesus, I hear Thy voiœ fell to Eliza Jones, M. A. Jones, and D. M. Riohards; and- in the quartet competi- tion on "The Cottage on the Hill" the two contend- ing parties proved to be of equal merit,. 1'he accompaniments were very ably rendered by Mrs Bearce, of Bryn Mor, a lady who has already en- deared herself to the parishioners by her affable, chieerimg, and sympathetic manner, and her many quietact8 of kindnesses. The iarge audience and the applause given to each performer were a, sure token that the efforts of the promoters to provide such an entertainment were appreciated by the parishioMrs generally, and will be an "n"our"t' to them in the future to provide for another pleasant and enjoyable evening. Mr Daron Jones, Menai Brid, gave every satisfaction as musical djudi- Bridg-,(r.
than by the clap-trap of the extreme temperance party, who make plenty of speeches, but do not provide any means of recreation for the young. It is to be hoped that the people of the town will appreciate the boon extended to them, and that they will also give the movement every support. On this point Mr Jonathan Davies seems to be very confident of success, and lie is a man who generally means what. he says and lias exceptional means of gauging public opinion.