THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at DolgelleY. IN the matter of ROBERT LLOYD, of Dolgelley, in the county of Merioneth, Blacksmith, adjudged Bankrupt on the 16th day of December, 1869. An order of discharge will be delivered to the Bankrupt after the expiration of Thirty days from this date, unless an appeal te duly entered against the Judgment of the Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. Dated the 25th day of May, 1870. WILLIAM GRIFFITH, High Bailiff. THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. In the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at Dol- gelley. IN the Matter of DAVID GRIFFITHS, of Aber- serw, in the parish of Llanddwyweuwchgraig, in the county of Merioneth, Farm Bailiff, adjudged Bankrupt on the 10th dav of November, 1869. An order of discharge will be delivered to the Bankrupt after the expiration of Thirty days from this date, unless an appeal be duly entered against the Judgment of the Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. Dated the 25th day of May, 1870. WILLIAM GRIFFITH, High Bailiff. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. TOWYN STATION. TO BE LET, by Tender, the REFRESHMENT ROOMS at the above Station. Possession may be had on the 1st July next. Forms of Tender may be obtained from the undersigned. Company's Offices, Oswestry, GEO. LEWIS, May 14th, 1870. Secretary. TO ADVERTISERS. ALL ADVERTISEMENTS sent to the CAMBRIAN NEWS are also inserted, without extra charge, in the ABERYSTWYTH TIMES, and will find their way to a large circle of readers in Cardigan- shire, as well as Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire. The extensive circulation of the papers amongst the gentry, professional men, tradesmen, and inhabitants generally, makes the CAMBRIAN NEWS the most de- sirable medium of advertisements in the district. Advertisements are received at the Office, Bala, up to Thursday evening, or at the printing offices, Caxton Steam Works, Oswestry, up to Friday afternoon.
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(tabriait Jtus, SATURDAY, MAY 28th, 1870. The great measure of the season may now be said to have left the way clear in the Lower House for such other legislation as can be accomplished in the few remain- ing weeks of the session. The Irish Land Bill was re- ported on Thursday evening amid loud cheers, and the third reading is fixed for Monday. The House goes into committee on the Education Bill on the 16th of June; and it is rather unreasonable to hope that six or eight weeks will be sufficient to carry the Bill through the discussions of the Commons and the Lords. Other good legislation, how- ever, gives some promise of being accomplished, and we shall not be surprised if the Tests Bill, which the Com- mons have passed by so great a majority, becomes law this year. The Welsh Church motion, of which we say a word or two below, is described by one of the chief dis- senting papers, the English Independent, as a fiasco.-The event of the week, unhappily, is a terrible murder-the most terrible, for the number of victims, in the annals of English crime. An industrious blacksmith, living near Uxbridge, was murdered early on Sunday morning, together with the whole household, consisting in all of seven persons. The supposed murderer, against whom the evidence is very strong, has been arrested.—Aterrible boiler explosion occurred on Thursday morning at a large ironworks at Kidsgrove, in Staffordshire. The boiler, a large one, weighing eight tons, was hurled high into the air. Eight men were killed and eleven injured, some, it is feared, fatally.—A man has murdered his .wife in an Essex village by splitting open her head with a bill-hook. —An Englishman named BOVILL, his nephew, and two servants, have been captured by briganda in Spain, and no trace of them has yet been detected. —It is reported from America that the Fenians, going over the border into Canada, have been driven back. President GRANT has issued a proclamation against them. On Tuesday night, in a somewhat thin House, Mr WATKIN WILLIAMS brought forward his motion for the disestablishment of the Church in- Wales. As we have said before, so must we say now, we think Mr WILLIAMS was not justified in bringing forward so important a motion against the wishes of the leading liberals and nonconformists of Wales. The debate and the division are both misleading. Mr WILLIAMS did his work very well, but with Mr GLADSTONE for his opponent, we need hardly say that the debate scarcely tended to put the case of disestablishment very forcibly before the public. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN, indeed, gallantly came to the assist- ance of his colleague, but even Mr MORGAN was one of those who deemed the motion inopportune; and no other member, Welsh or English, supported the representative of the Denbigh Boroughs. The division list shews that a majority even of the nonconformist members abstained from voting. Mr MIALL himself was absent, as well as other well-known dissenters and men like Mr HOLLAND, who are in favour of disestablishment, voted with the noes, for which we cannot blame them. The following abstract of the division list will show how few of the Welsh Liberal members supported Mr WILLIAMS. With the minority of forty-five voted— Mr R. Davies Mr G. 0 Morgan Mr L. L. Dillwyn Mr H. Richard Col. Edwardes Mr G. H. Whalley Mr Fothergill Mr W. Williams With the majority of 209 voted- Mr A. H. Brown Lord Hyde CoL Clive Mr J. Jones Col. Corbett Sir T. D. Lloyd Gen. Forester Mr Meyrick Mr W. H. Foster Major Morgan Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore Mr Scourfield Lord R. Grosvenor Hon. W. 0. Stanley Gen. Herbert Mr C. R. M. Talbot Mr S. Holland Hon. C. H. Tracy Hon. A Walsh Sir W. W. Wynn Mr C. W. Wynn The following Welsh Liberal members took no part in the ill viaion Mr E. M. Richards Mr H. H. Vivian Mr Bulkeley Hughes CoL Stepney Mr Jones-Parry Mr Sartoris Sir John Hanmer CoL Stuart In reply to Mr TRACY, on Tuesday, Mr LOWE said the excise officers were in error if they required certain farmers, who were carting materials gratuitously for the erection of a Calvinistic Methodist chapel at Trefeglwys, to take out horse licences. This intelligence will be received with great satisfaction; it will be observed that it differs from a previous reply to a similar question recorded in our columns. In the division on the Bill for legalizing marriage with a deceased wife's sister the following noble lords voted with the minority, or paired, in favour of the second eading Duke of Cleveland Bishop of Ripon Duke of Sutherland (p> Lord Mostyn Marquis of Westminster (p) Lord de Tabley (p) Earl of Derby The following voted and paired against the Bill: Earl Vane (p) Bishop of Lichfield Bishop of Bangor Bishop of Llandaff Bishop of Chester Lord Penrhyn Fourteen bishops; we see, mustered to the support of the present law. Had their lordships been less zealous the Bill would have passed, to the relief of the statute book of one of its worst provisions. It is unfortunate for the bishops, as spiritual peers, that the episcopal Bench is so often crowded when the will of the country is reversed by the lords. Many earnest churchmen are beginning to think that bishops would be more profitably employed in their own dioceses, and it would certainly be better for the Church of England that these frequent examples of a want of sympathy between the prelates and the people should be avoided., An extract which we gave last week showed that, according to the evidence collected by the Royal Com- mission, the condition of the labouring class in Wales has much improved of late years, especially in the matter of food, but that house accommodation is still lamentably deficient, and tends to encourage immorality. It is to be hoped that the attention of leading Welshmen will be directed to this subject, and especially that landlords and farmers will not neglect a matter which is so much in their hands, and upon which the welfare of the country so greatly depends. All other influences tell for little when it is almost impossible to live decently at home, and a terrible load of responsibility rests 'upon those who allow social life to be poisoned at ita sources. The Saturday Review recently contained one of its 1\ notoriously inaccurate articles, on the report of the Com- missioners. It is an astonishing fact that a paper of the standing of the Saturday Review should periodically pub- lish statements about Wales which all who are acquainted with the country at once discover to be full of fallacies. The last article contains a curious jumble of nonsense about the Welsh language, which is said to throw a shield over conspiracy and crime," in a country, let it be noted, where conspiracy and crime are almost unknown. We are told, too, that "it administers encouragement to the trading demagogue and preacher of socialism, and kindles feuds between the native Welsh and the English who reside amongst them." All this will be received with the interest which novel and curious intelligence excites, by those who reside in Wales, who will hear with surprise of the circumstances in which they have been living all their lives without knowing it. The reviewer imagines that Welsh is taught in the schools, and that English schools are scarce, while the "native Welsh" believe that their children are learning English every day The reviewer, who evidently knows as much about English Nonconformity as he does about Wales, characteristically concludes in the following style of lofty patronage— But, while we should, on political and economical grounds hail the establishment of a system of English education among the Welsh, we should extremely regret to see any sweeping change effected in their character. Already the picturesque dresses which the Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire women wore so gracefully have well-nigh disappeared. The bright colours, so well assorted, which attracted the stranger's eye on market and fair days, have given place to cheap and cheating imitations of metropolitan tawdry. Already the weak and dis- tending hypocrisies of tea and coffee have supplanted a more solid and strengthening beverage. Let us hope that English education will not end by giving the people only the fringe and tatters of English life and manners frail and showy frippery in exchange for good, stout homespun; the cant of English non- conformity for that of Welsh sects the deceptive morals of our large towns for the avowed traditions of Welsh "bundlingand the unprincipled selfishness of English improvidence lor the honourable parsimony of Welsh thrift. The University Tests Bill, in which many of our readers take great interest, was read a second time in the House of Commons on Monday by a very satisfactory majority. Indeed the measure has been so well received, that it may be hoped the Lords will accept it, especially after they have again asserted their right to overrule the will of the country by rejecting the Bill for legalizing marriage with a deceased wife's sister. In the division on the Tests Bill, the following voted with the majority Mr R. Davies Mr E. M. Richards Col Edwardes Mr Sartoris Mr R. Fothergill Hon. C. Hanbury Tracy Sir J. Hanmer Hon. A. Walsh Mr G. O. Morgan Mr W. Williams Mr H. Richard. With the minority voted Mr J. Jones and Mr Scourfield. The member for Merionethshire, Mr Hol- land-with many other hon. gentlemen-missed voting in consequence of the division's taking place at a much earlier hour than was expected, but he had taken the precaution to pair in favour of the Bill with Mr Greaves against. Lord R. Grosvenor, Mr Jones-Parry, the Hon. W. O. Stanley, Lord Hyde, Colonel Stuart, Mr C. R. M. Talbot, Sir T. D. Lloyd, Colonel Stepney, and Mr H. Vivian, had also paired for the Bill; and Sir W. Wynn and Mr C. W. Wynn against. An interesting statement on the subject of vagrancy will be found in a report of the Oswestry Incorporation. The number of vagrants has largely decreased in the district; and but for the lax discipline enforced in some workhouses, as shown by the report, the de- crease would doubtless have been far greater. If the system in force at Oswestry were generally adopted, we should be troubled with comparatively few vagrants. The guardians of some unions deserve serious blame for their lax administration, which inflicts so much injury on the country.
gorat and JHSTRICI HARLECH CASTLE FESTIV AL.- It is hardly necessary to call attention to this Festival, on Thursday next. The delights of music, combined with those of one of the finest prospects in the kingdom, must attract an immense num- ber of visitors. PARLIAMENTARY PETITIONS.—Against a purely secular system of elementary education, by Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore, from the rural deaneries of Oswestry and Llan- gollen. In favour of the present system of national education, by Sir W. W. Wynn, from St. Mary's, Cefn. In favour of the Bill for closing public houses on Sunday, by Mr G. O. Morgan, from the employes of the Minera Lime Company. In favour of religious education, by Mr Ormsby Gore, from Weston-under-Red-Castle and Hawk- stone. PARLIAMENTARY DIVISIONS.—With the majority sup- porting the Government in favour of the adjournment of the debate on the Contagious Diseases Act voted Colonel Clive, Mr Dillwyn, Col. Edwardes, Sir John Hanmer, Gen. Herbert, Mr G. O. Morgan, Mr Love Jones-Parry, Mr Sartoris, Mr Scourfield, Col. Stuart, Mr C. R. M. Talbot, Hon. C. R. D. Hanbury Tracy, Mr H. H. Vivian, Mr W. Williams, Sir W. W. Wynn. With the mover of the motion voted—Mr A. H. Brown, Sir E. Buckley, Col. Corbett, Mr R. Davies, Mr J. Figgins, Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore, Mr J. Jones, Major Morgan, Mr H. Richard, Mr G. H. Whalley.—In the division on Mr T. Hughes's Racing Bill, the following voted with the majority for leave to introduce the measure:—Col. Clive, CoL Edwardes, Mr J. Jones, Mr Love Jones-Parry, Mr Scourfield, and Mr Whalley with the minority-Mr Figgins, Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore, Mr Meyrick, Major Morgan, and Sir W. W. Wynn. THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH IN WALES.-The following letter from Mr R. Meredyth Richards, of Caerynwch, Dolgelley, has appeared in the Times Sir, -Much was said, perhaps with justice, in the debate on the above sub- ject, as to the inactivity in former days of the Welsh clergy. Nothing was said on their revived energy and daily in- creasing activity. This, however, is apparent throughout the Principality, with the northern division of which I am, as a resident, well acquainted. I name no isolated instance when I refer to the parish in which I live—a thoroughly Welsh-speaking district, at the foot of Cader Idris, in the heart of Merionethshire. In our parish church there are two services in Welsh and two in English every Sunday; an early service in the morning of each week-day, and. a service on all the days appointed to be observed. Our clergy in Wales have many difficulties to contend with little known in towns, but they bravely carry on their duties, in the visitation of the sick and poor, and frequent- ly are rewarded, as in our parish, by seeing their congre- gations increase in number. The tone of the debate last night, and the result of the division, will do much to in- spirit and help onwards a conscientious and hardworking body of gentlemen who, in many a mountain valley, are working unaided in the cause of religion. I venture to believe that those who took part in the recent discussion in the House of Commons cannot intentionally have omitted to recognize these facts, so highly to the honour of the existing clergy of Wales, which I now beg to bring to your notice.—I have the honour to be, sir, your obedient servant, RICHARD MEREDYTH RICHARDS, 12, Lower Berkeley-street, May 25th."
BALA. ROYAL MERIONETH MILITU.-This regiment of militia is to be inspected at the Green, Bala, on Thursday next, June the 2nd, at 10.30 a.m., by Lieut.-Col. Hamilton, of the 4th or King's Own regiment. CRICKET.—BALA v. RUTHIN GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—A match was played between these two clubs on the ground of the former, on Tuesday, May 24th. It was tne first match of the season for the Bala club, and ended in a victory for its members, as will be seen from the following score:— BALA. T. Atwell, b H. G. Roberts. 9 c Davies, b Roberts 10 E. W. Lewis, b R. Freeborn 1 c A. Thomas, b Roberts 1 M. B. Maurice, st Rev. Ll. Thomas 1 run out i J. Pughe, 1 b w, b Rev. Ll. Thomas 16 b Roberts i O. Anwyl, c J. T. Roberts, b Thomas 40 b Thomas 21 W. T. Phillips, b Rev. Ll. Thomas 0 b Rev. Ll. Thomas 8 R. Roberts, run oat 7 b Thomas 4 D. Oliver, run out 11 c Roberts, b Rev. Ll. Thomas 5 Ll. Jones, b Rev. Ll. Thomas 4 b Rev. Ll. Thomas 2 J. B. Asterley, st R. Freeborn 0 b A. Thomas .3 J. LI. Hughes, not out • 0 not out 1 Extras 24 Extras '16 118 78 RUTHIN GRAMMAR SCHOOL. A. Thomas, c Oliver, b Anwyl 4 C. Preston, c Substitute, b Maurice 8 H. G. Roberts, b Maurice 8 R. Freeborn, 1 b w, b Maurice 8 Rev. Ll. Thomas, c A steriey, b Roberts 25 C. F. Thomas, b Anwyl 1 J. Freeborn, b Roberts 4 F. Thomas, b Maurice 0 T. Davies, b Roberts 0 J. T. Roberts, run out o 0. J. Preston, not out 11 Extras 16 ■ 80
LLANBADARNFAWR. PETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday, before J. G. W. Bonsall, J. Evans, and C. B. Lewis, Esqs, -Tramps Again. Wm. Davies, a sturdy-looking fellow, was brought up in cus- tody by P. C. Evans, charged with begging at Bow-street, in the parish of Llanbarnfawr, on the 25th inst. Com- mitted for one month s imprisonment, with hard labour. Fiectment. Elizabeth Davies was summoned by G. G. Williams, Esq., charged with refusing to quit a certain house, his property, situated at Clarach, in the parish of Llanbadarn. Thomas J ones, bailiff, proved serving the defendant personally with a notice to quit. The Bench or,lered the defendant to quit in twenty-two days; in de- fault, to be ejected.
MACHYNLLETH. CONCERT.—A grand concert, having for its object the benefit of the funds of the Maengwyn Choral Society, was given in the Vane Hall, on Wednesday evening, under the patronage of Viscount Seaham. The attend- ance was numerous and fashionable, including Earl and Countess Vane, Viscount Seaham, Lord and Lady Ernest Vane Tempest, with a distinguished party of guests from the Plas, and most of the local country families. The programme was a very long one, and was further increased by the great number of encores. The choral society was assisted by a portion of the church choir, and their united efforts were most successful. Miss Hughes of Newtown was the pianist, Mr Jones, the National School, presided at the harmonium, and the general conduct of the concert was under the baton of Mr David Davies, the leader of the Maengwyn Choral Society. In the course of the programme, the following verses, complimentary to the noble patron, were sung, the Welsh version being supplied by Mynyddog— To the Right Honourable Viscount Seaham. Sons of Maglona, in chorus combine- Welcome the glory of Seaham's fair line; Ages shall ever, while Dovey rolls on Honour the House of the gallant Sir John. Health and prosperity crown all thy days; Live as to merit futurity's praise; Live to ennoble a time-honoured name Live for a place in the temple of fame. Thine be the love of the land of thy birth; Thine be the honours of wisdom and worth Thine be the coronet, richer than gold- Gems that will sparkle when time shall grow old. A A Subjoined is the programme— Chorus-" The heavens are telling" Choir Song and Chorus—" Melus cofio'r amser gynt" Miss Thomas and party Song—"Death of Nelson" ,t ,7 Mr D.Lewis Glee—" Hark, Apollo" Party Duet-" I know a bank" Miss Evans and Mr J, O. Williams Glee-" May day" Party Song and Chorus—"Heigho, the land of the leeks" Mr W. Davies Duet-" The Singing Lesson" Miss Davies and Mr D. Davies Piano Solo Miss Hughes Hallelujah Chorus Choir Chorus-" Worthy is the Lamb" Choir Quartett—" Sacred Piece" Church Party Glee-" Strike the lyre" Party Song and Chorus-' Cymru hôff" Miss Thomas and party Song-" The Villa,-e Blacksmith" Mr Jones Cydgan—"Duw a ddaeth o Teman" Choir Glee-" Awake, JEolian lyre" Party Song-" The dream of love" Miss Evans Catch—"Call John" Party Song—" Fy chwaer sy'n byw yn mhellder byd" Miss Davies Glee-" Comrades in Arms" Party Glee—"Rhnthrgyrch" Choir BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY.—Present: The Rev. W. G. Davies, chairman; the Rev. T. Davies and Mr E. Davies, deputy chairmen; the Rev. G. Griffiths, Messrs R. Gillart, G. W. Griffiths, Owen Daniel, John Owen, Robert Roberts, Richard Jones, John Jones (Pennal), Evan Jones, Edward Jones, E. Bennett, Morris Davies, W. Ryder; Mr D. Howell, clerk Mr David Evans, assistant clerk. "Only a Pauper whom Nobody Owns."—Mr Howell said that he had received a letter from Mr Griffith Wil- liams, clerk to the Dolgelley guardians, with reference to the case of William Humphreys, an indoor pauper, who was, according to his own statement, chargeable to the Dolgelley Union, but whose settlement and birthplace was questioned by one of the local guardians of that Union :— Dolgelley, May 20th, 1870. Cage of William Humphreys, now an inmate of your Workhouse. Dear Sir,—I am directed by the guardians of this Union to inform you that the consideration of the above case is deferred until the next meeting, and to request to be furnished, by you, with further particulars, as they are unable to find that such a person as William Humphreys has lived at Pantgwyn, in the parish of Celynin, for the last thirty or forty years. (Signed) GRIFFITH WILLIAMS. The guardians thought that the only method left was to further examine the pauper, and for Mr Howell to com- municate the result of such further examination to their colleagues of Dolgelley. The Sanitary Inspectorship of Machynlleth.-An appli- cation was read from the late inspector, Mr Lumley Edwards, soliciting re-instalment in office. After some discussion, it was, on the motion of Mr G. W. Griffiths, seconded by Mr Gillart, "resolved that Edward Morgan (county court bailiff), be appointed inspector of nuisances for the town and liberties of Machynlleth, at a weekly salary of 7s. 6d., such engagement to be terminable at a week's notice, and the expense thereof to be charged to the town and liberties of Machynlleth." The Assessment Committee.-The next meeting of this committee was fixed to be held on June the 27tb, at ten o'clock. Miscellanea. -Out relief during the fortnight: Mr Lewis Williams, Machynlleth district, 288 persons, 256 lls. 4d. Mr D. Howell, Darowen, 222, £48 18s. 6d.; Mr Bell, Pennal, 311, 263 Os. 8d. balance in hands of treasurer, 2685 10s. 4d. Inmates in house, 36; tramps relieved dur- ing the fortnight, 64.
TOWYN. THE BODTALOG ESTATE.—Mr Charles Edwards, of Dolserau Hall, Dolgelley, is the gentlemen to whom this estate was knocked down at the recent auction for £ 15,500. He contemplates carrying out great improvements and alterations.
DOLGELLEY. THE DOLSERAU FAMILY.—Mr and Mrs Charles Edwards have returned to Dolserau Hall, for a few days, after a lengthened continental tour. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BAPTISTS. -The annual district meeting of the members of the Baptist denomi- nation was held in this town on the 16th and 17th inst. Sermons were preached to overwhelming congregations by the Revs. J. Emlyn Jones, Llandudno; Harries, Heol- y-felin Davies, Llangollen; J. Price, Blaen-y-ffos. THE VOLUNTEERS.-The First Merioneth Volunteers had their first full dress drill of the season on Wednesday evening. The command was taken by Capt. and Adjutant Delmar; and the officers present were Capt. Chas. Edwards, Lieut. Griffith Williams, and Ensign Pugh. THE PROPOSED WATERWORKS.—The promoters of the proposed Dolgelley waterworks have obtained the sanction of the Hon. Thomas Pryce Lloyd and Mr Vaughan to take their water supply from the Tymawr brook, a stream which has its source in Llyn Cynach, near Nannau. Na- tural advantages for storage are afforded, the water has been analysed and found faultless, and the promoters are in possession of facilities for an almost inexhaustible supply of good, pure, soft water, which will be an invalu- able boon to Dolgelley. Mr Chas. Edwards, of Dolserau Hall, has evinced great interest in the undertaking, and arrangements have been made for the extension of the water supply to the hall, offices, and grounds. Mr Thos. Roberts, of Portmadoc is the engineer, and the promoters purpose proceeding with the works with as little delay as possible. TESTIMONIAL.—The desirability of presenting Lewis Williams, Esq., of Fronwnion, with some token of the respect and esteem in which he is held by his fellow- townsmen, as well as many other friends throughout this county, has often been mooted during the last three or four years, but no decisive steps were taken in the matter until Monday last, when a number of the inhabitants of this town met together at the County Hall. It was then decided that a subscription list should be opened forth- with, for the purpose of getting Mr Williams's portrait painted, and hung up in some public room in the town. Upwards of £ 60 was immediately subscribed in the room, and the amount has now exceeded 100 guineas, all sub- scribed by the inhabitants of the town. Another meeting will be held at an early day, for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements for carrying on the object successfully. The co-operation of Mr Williams's friends generally will no doubt be solicited. PETTY SESSIONS (Tuesday, 24th), before L. Williams, Esq., and Colonel Bunbury, C.B.-A. Foolish Woman. Jane Lewis, wife of an Arthog quarryman, was summoned by Mr Poole, district manager of the Cambrian Railway, for leaving a train when in motion. The defendant was traveling by the early mixed train on the morning of the 11th instant. No passengers were booked for Arthog, and the train ran past the station. Defendant had omitted to book, and wishing to alight she opened the door of the carriage and foolishly jumped out, falling with some force on the side of the embankment. The railway authorities, thinking that the woman had received sufficient punish- ment for her temerity, did not press the charge, and a fine of 6d., and 8s. costs, was imposed.—Trumping Thieves..A brace of "knights of the road," giving the names of Wm. Lucas and Tom Lee, were brought up on remand, charged with stealing a couple of shirts belonging to Hugh Lewis, Dolucha-ogrydd. The shirts were placed on a hedge to dry on the morning of the 19th instant, and shortly before noon they were missing. Information was given to the police, and on the same day P.C. Enoch Roberts captured the prisoners near Trawsfynydd, with the stolen property upon them. They pleaded guilty, and were committed for two months, with hard labour. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INDEPENDENTS.—The annual Cymanfa or district meeting of the members of the Inde- pendent denomination was held in this town on Wednes- day and Thursday. A conference of the ministers was held on Wednesday, at which a resolution was passed nominating the Rev. Michael D. Jones, of Bala, as a de- putation to proceed to America for the purpose of collect- ing subscriptions in aid of the new Independent College House at Bala. At seven o'clock in the evening the first of the four series of services was held in the new Indepen- dent chapel, which was filled to excess. The preachers were the Rev. N. Stephens, Liverpool, and the Rev. J. Davies, Cardiff. On Thursday morning there was service in the chapel at seven o'clock, the sermon being preached by the Rev. N. Stephens. The remaining services were held in a large field immediately under Mount Pleasant, and the fineness of the weather, and the general holiday observed in Dolgelley on Ascension day, contributed to increase the very large congregations which attended each service. At ten o'clock the Rev. T. Davies, Llandilo, and the Rev. W. Ambsose, Portmadoc, preached; at two o'clock the Rev. David Jones, B.A., Merthyr, and the Rev. J. Davies, Cardiff; at six o'clock, the Rev. David Jones, B.A., and the Rev. T. Davies, Llandilo. THE PRESENTATION OF BIBLES BY MR CHARLES EDWARDS.—In addition to the Bible presented to the Calvinistic Chapel by Mr Charles Edwards, of Dolserau Hall, as st memento of the marriage of his daughters, handsome Duoglot Bibles of an exactly similar pattern to that given to the Calvinistic Methodist denomination have, in accordance with his original intention, been pre- sented to the congregations worshiping at the Independent, Wesleyan Methodist, and Baptist chapels in this town. Appropriate allusions to the gift and the donor were made by the several pastors, who, in the name of their congre- gations, will wait upon Mr Edwards on his return from the Continent, to thank him personally for his kindness and munificence displayed upon this and upon previous occasions. MYNYDDOG'S CONCERT.— On the evening of the 13th instant a concert was given in the Old Independent Chapel by Mynyddog, who was assisted by the local glee party, the Rev. R. Thomas, Llanelltyd, Mr E. Mawddach Jones, and other musical amateurs of the neighbourhood. The chair was taken by the Rev. W. Thomas, Wesleyan minister. The following constituted the programme :— Glee, "Y Morwr;" song, "Purion Peth," Mynyddog; song, "Eisteddfod Ruthin," Mr E. Mawddach Jones; song Acen y golomen," Mr Thomas; song, Mynyddog trio, Bywyd yr unig;" recitation, "Y morwr annuwiol mewn perygl," Mr H. Evans; song, Mynyddog; song, Yr eneth ddall," Mr Thomas; address by the Rev. H. Thomas, Baptist minister; song and chorus, Croesawiad y milwr;" song, Mynyddog; recitation, "Profiad dyn heb briodi," Mr W. Rees; trio, Y fronfraithsong, Mynyddog song, Mr E. M. Jones; recitation, "Diareb Marged a'i brawd," tMr W. Rees; song and chorus, "Going home;" song, "Tapping at the garden gate," Mynyddog finale, Hen wlad fy nhadau." CONCERT.—A concert was given by the Corris Brass Band, assisted by the Corris glee party, at the Town Hall, Dolgelley, on Saturday, May the 21st. The chairman was W. R. Davies, Esq. The following was the pro- gramme:- "Quickstep" Band "Pan bo'r Heulwen, <fcc." Glee Party "The Monk's March" Band Y boreu" Glee Party Gloria" Band Rejoice" Glee Party Beautiful Isle of the Sea" Band Mae'r adar yn canu Cymraeg" Glee Party "How beautiful upon the Mountains" Band "Handel's Water Piece" Band O-give thanks" Glee Party Come Minstrels" Band Yr Ystorm" Glee Party Here in cool grot" Band Brenin y ffyrdd" Glee Party Ar don o flaen y gwyntoedd" Band "Gyda phwy yr, &c" Glee Party "The Heavens are telling" Band "God Save the Queen." Mr Davies said he regretted the attendance was not larger. The manner in which the pieces were rendered by the band was most creditable to them and such as to deserve a crowded audience. It was very gratifying to note the progress which the band had made in their performances, and the degree of proficiency to which they had attained. That proficiency had been reached only through steady perseverance in practising, and they merited very great Eraise for having devoted so much of their time after their ard day of toil as quanymen, taking so much pains, and going to the inconvenience and expense which each of them had in so laudable a pursuit as that of culti- vating their musical talents. A strong love ot music was innate in every Welshman, and there could be no reason why Welsh working men like the Corris brass band should not make for themselves eminent names as performers of both vocal and instrumental music, and he hoped when the means of education amongst the working classes had improved, as it was expected they shortly would, the result would be that the refinements consequent on a superior education would give an impetus to the cultivation of music in Wales which would raise Welshmen to an equally distinguished position in regard to music with the Germans and Italians. He begged the band not to be disheartened by the smallness of the audience that evening, and urged them to increased efforts in the work they had taken in hand, and judging from what they had been able to do in spite of the disadvantages and difficulties with which they had to contend, they might be reasonably expected before long to distinguish themselves amongst their countrymen, and might perhaps some day attain a similar proud posi- tion to that which had been achieved by the Aberdare bands at the Crystal Palace Festival some yeais ago. Those bands were like their own, composed entirely of working men, and the Corris men had the same musical genius, and needed only proper instruction and continued practice to make themselves as proficient players as the Aberdare bands. It reflected very great credit on their bandmaster that he should have been able, without pro- fessional assistance of any kind, to teach the band such difficult pieces as were set down for them in the evening's programme, such as The heavens are telling," &c., and the excellent manner in which they played those pieces would be no discredit to bands of very much greater pre- tensions. He trusted the example set by the Corris people would stimulate Dolgelley and other places to establish similar bands in their neighbourhoods, and they must not be discouraged by the inharmonious notes which are pro- duced by the instruments in the hands of a beginner. There was a great difference between the melody of an infant's voice and that of a trained artist's, just as there was a great difference between those unmusical sounds and the harmonious notes uttered by the instruments in the hands of the Corris band. He had experienced great pleasure in listening to their playing and to the very excellent manner in which the glee party sang, and he hoped that when the new Townhall was opened they would favour the Dolgelley people with another evening's enter- tainment. After their performance of thal, evening they would be sure to have a very much larger attendance whenever they came again to Dolgelley. COUNTY COURT, WEDNESDAY.—Before A. J. Johnes, Esq., judge. The majority of the cases were decided by Mr E. Walk- er, registrar. Owing to the late arrival of his Honour from Portmadoc, it was nearly two o'clock before the court proceeded with the hearing of the following disputed cases:— Pugh v. Sheriff and Others. Mr Griffith Jones Williams appeared for the defendants, Messrs Alexander Cliences Sheriff, railway manager, Worcester, Edward Wilson, engineer, Worcester, William Fenton, Rochdale, banker, and James Birchell, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, who were sued by Jane Pugh, tenant of Dewisbrynisaf, Brith- dir, to recover £7 for damage to and trespass upon certain fridds in her occupation. A "nephew-in-law" of the plaintiff, named Thomas Pryce, proved that the damage was caused by carrying iron stone from a quarry which the defendants had been working. They had allowed £ 2 as annual compensation up to 1866, and this compensation having ceased, the present proceedings resulted. In cross- examination witness admitted that the quarry had ceased working since May, 1866, but as the rails and other mate- rials had been left on the land, he thought compensation was fairly due. His Honour split the difference by giving judgment for 30s., and allowing costs of witnesses. Owen v. Stephms.-Owen Owen, draper, Victoria Buildings, Dolgelley, sued Major Stephens, Barmouth, for the recovery of 26 13s. 5d. for goods sold and delivered. -Mr W. R. Davies (Messrs Jones and Davies) appeared for the defendant, giving the -nature of the defence in a bill of exchange at four months' date, which had been given by Major Stephens. The action was brought during the currency of the bill, consequently plaintiff's right of action was suspended.—The plaintiff denied having accept- ed the bill, which was made payable at Barmouth, a town which has not yet risen to the-dignity of having a banking establishment. He was wishful to get the bill discounted, and took it to the National Provincial Bank at Dolgelley, for that purpose, but they declined to meet his wishes. He had agreed that the bill should be made payable at some bank.—Mr Davies said that he-was instructed that no such agreement had been made; Major Stephens did not wish to have the bill drawn upon his own or other bankers, and with the acquiescence of Mr Owen he had made it payable at Barmouth. If the ease was adjourned, Major Stephens, who was at present in Taunton, would be prepared,, at the next court, to. substantiate this state- ment in person.—The case was adjourned to the next court. Sender son v. Synwns. -John Henderson, mining en- gineer, Llwyngwril, sued John Symons, Ynysfaig slate quarry, to recover £ 19 19s. for work done in the quarry, for looking after the qjiarry, for rent of rooms and tuition of children.—Mr Griffith Jones Williams was for the de- fendant.—The dispute related to accounts, and judgment was given for plaintiff for 2T 17s. Jones v. Bala and Dolgelley Railway Compan -Mr Griffith Jones Williams (instructed by Mr Griffith Wil- liams) was for the Bala and Dolgelley Railway Company, who were sued by Evan Jones,. Dolfaeheiliog, Rhydymaen, to recover 15s., the value of a ewe killed on the defendants' line of railway on April 26th.—Mr Griffith Jones Williams admitted that the ewe was killed, and argued that as the poor animal was a trespasser, having broken out of the plaintiffs land, wandered on the next farm and thence to the railway, the company were not liable. He quoted cases in support.—The evidence of Mr Thomas, inspector of permanent way, and of the company's platelayer, was given to prove that the fence at this particular part of the line was in good order.—Judgment for the defendants. Bankruptcy. -The following bankrupts passed their last examination unopposed i-David Griffiths, farmer, sup- ported by Mr W. R. Davies; Robert Lloyd, blacksmith, supported by Mr Griffith Jones Williams. In the case of Richard Jones, surveyor, Garthmaelanbach, Mr Griffith Jones Williams asked that proceedings might stand over until the next court. There was every probability that the bankrupt would be able to satisfy his creditors in full, and that nothing further would be heard of the pro- ceedings. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, THURSDAY.—Present: Mr Lewis Williams (chairman); Mr David Jones, Mr John Jones (deputy-chairmen); Colonel Bunbury, C.B.. Mr M. T. Pugh, ex-officio Messrs Richd. Williams, Robt. Williams, Llanaber, W. Hughes, J. Griffith, Dolgelley, Edward Richards, Mallwyd, Edmund Jones, Llany- mawddwy, Lewis Jones, Llanelltyd, Owen Owen, Llan- fihangel, John Owen, Morris Evans, Llangelynin, Wm. Davies, Llanfachreth Mr Griffith Williams, clerk; Mr Joseph Roberts, assistant-clerk. The Pauper of Questionable Settlement. -In the case of William Humphreys, a pauper in the Machynlleth Union, who by his own statement was chargeable to this Union, his natal place being Pantgwyn, in the parish of Celynin, a letter was read from Mr David Howell, clerk to the Machynlleth Union, stating that he had further ques- tioned the pauper, and had ascertained that the state- ments conveyed in the original letter were strictly correct. The pauper explained the misapprehension of the guard- ians by stating that the Pantgwyn where he first saw light bad been merged into a by-take for an adjoining farm, and must not be confounded with another Pant- gwyn, ite appellation having been Pantgwyn-bach, as distinguished from its existing namesake.—Mr M. T, Pugh knew the pauper well, more especially from the cir- cumstance that he was so dutiful a son; that being too lazy and indolent to work he remained at home, a gentle- man, "sponging" upon his poor mother. Owing to his disinterested exertions the property went to the dogs, and to save the house from tumbling about the ears of its oc- cupants, as was hourly threatened by its tumble-down condition, MrWynne, the owner of the farm, considerately pulled the residence down, and attached the land to an adjoining farm.—In answer to the Clerk, Mr Pugh ex- plained that he could not say whether this pauper had been born at Pantgwyn.—The district relieving officer was instructed to make enquiries whether the pauper was born at Pantgwyn, and to report to the Board. The Visiting Committee.-The following entry appeared in the book of the Visiting Committee May 12, 1870. Most of the lime washing ordered by the Board a month ago has not yet been attended to. The waste water pipes in the lavatories on both sides of the house are choked and useless. Eight metal basons are required for the use of the inmates, The committee find that vagrants are not compelled to do their al- lotted task of work before breakfast. The attention of the master has been called to the subject. The committee consider that the waste land in the rear of the house should be utilized. (Signed) Hy, ST. PIERRE BUNBURY. JOHN VAUGHAN. W. HUGHES. The Master stated that since the visit of the committee a portion of the house had been limewashed. The man who had the job was busy at the Market Hall, but his im- mediate attention had been directed to the subject. The basons had been purchased, and instructions were given by the Board for the master to see that tjho lavatories were put in proper order.—With respect to the non-compulsion of tramps to do their allotted work of stone-breaking be- fore breakfast, the Master said that on the day the house was visited, there had been two women and three children of the genus tramp. All the able-bodied tramps had done their task before breakfast, and stones had been taken away.—Col. Bunbury hoped that the task would be most strictly insisted upon, as it was very important that they should render the house as disagreeable and the task as irksome as possible to the tramps.—The Master said that both himself and the tramp master exercised a careful supervision over the tramps.—Mr David Jones thought that the stone-breaking really entailed a loss upon the Board that they paid more for carrying stones than they got for them after they had been broken.—Colonel Bunbury Just the same as at the gaol a short time ago. -Mr D. Jones urged that the Board should adopt some other task by which they would be able to get a profit or at least an equivalent from the labour of the tramps, in- stead of losing money. It would be more profitable if the tramps were set to pick oakum, or work of that kind.— The Master said that there was a profit made out of the task. He only paid ls. per load for carfage, and sold the broken stones for 2s. afterwards.—Mr D. Jones said that he should bring the subject formally before the Board that day month. The'Waste Land Behind the House.-Col. Bunbury said that the attention of the Visiting Committee had been called to the plot of ground behind the house, which might be made available for a kitchen garden for the use of the house.-The Chairman said that the land was not useless, it being mowed by the inmates, and a very fair crop of hay was annually got. A Novel Way of Splitting the Diference.-The wife of a publican (who according to Mr M. T. Pugh, was in very fair circumstances) keeping a road-side inn near Llanegryn, against whose husband an order had been made for the contribution of Is. 6d. weekly towards the support of his father, aged 74, waited upon the Board, pleading inability to pay. The applicant stated that she had no family, and some time was occupied as to the best mode of meeting the difficulty, as the woman protested that she could not and would not contribute the amount asked for by the guardians. The reason why, for some time puzzled the guardians, and at last one of them pleaded extenuating circumstances," the husband of the applicant having re- cently received an order for Is. 6d. weekly towards sup- porting an illegitimate child. Col. Bunbury considered that was a very bad reason why the amount should be reduced, but it was proposed, seconded, and almost un- animously resolved upon, that the amount should be les- sened by sixpence. Aged Pauper. -Attention was called by Mr M. T. Pugh, to an aged pauper in receipt of 4s. weekly from the Union. The son was a draper and grocer carrying on a large business in Llanegryn, and at a recent vestry, the case had been mentioned, the parish being strongly of opinion that the son was well able to maintain the father, without permitting the old man to be a burden upon the ratepayers.—The clerk was instructed to communicate with the son of the pauper, calling his attention to the opinion expressed by the vestry, and reiterated by the Board. Unvaccinated Children in the House. -Attention had been called by Col. Bunbury to the fact that there were three unvaccinated children at present in the house, one of them being nearly two years- old. He asked for an explanation from the medical officer;-The Assistant-Clerk said that it was the opinion of the doctor that the children were not in a fit state to be vaccinated.—Col. Bunbury said that if that was the case there was no blame to be attached to the medical officer of the house, but rather to the medical officer of that district from which the children had been sent. The Spiritual- Destitution of the Worl-house. -Colonel Bunbury called attention to-the fact that to the question in the masters' journal" Is divine service regularly per- formed—are prayers regularly read?" the sole answer given was "Prayers are read by the master every morn- ing." From this entry it would appear that the House was never visited by any minister of religion.—Mr M. T. Pugh thought that if any motion was arrived at by the Board upon the subject, it should be such as would allow each pauper to call in that minister whom he or she personally desired to see. If there was an indiscriminate admission of the ministers of several denominations, they would possibly hear of nothing but attempts at and com- plaints of proselytizing.—Mr D. Jones said that sometime ago the question had been mooted before the Board, whether ministers could come to the House for the purpose of ad- ministering religious consolation to those of their own persuasion and creed. It was then pointed out by the Chairman that the Act allowed them to come into the house, and, if they did not choose to come it was their own fault. Still that was no reason that the house should be left in a state of spiritual destitution. The great question was Who was to pay these ministers for coming ?" and, until that question was satisfactorily answered the ministers would very likely keep away. -The Chainnan said that in several of the adjoining Unions the ministers gave their services as a work of love. In Pwllheli, the vicar visited the House every Saturday, and neither sought nor wanted remuneration for his trouble.—-Mr Hughes said that in other Unions the house was visited alternately by the ministers of the several denominations in the town, and he suggested tha*> an invitation conveying a similar request should be sent to the ministers resident in Dol- gelley. He thought that the matter had not been fairly put before the ministers. If it were, he thought that they would visit the house without asking for remuneration. He had spoken on the subject to two of the ministers, and they gladly expressed their acquiescence in the suggestion he now offered to the Board. -Colonel Bunbury Of course it would not do for us to ask the rector or any other minister to attend exclusively. That course would simply give rise to jealousy and perhaps bad feeling. I would suggest that the pauper should acquaint the master of the house with the name of the minister -that he or she is desirous of see- ing for spiritual consolation, and that the master should have our instructions to send for that minister without delay. That, I think, is the only feasible course which we can adopt. The Chairman I think that it is a very great shame for us, guardians, that we have not taken this subject into our serioras consideration long before to- day.—Mr M. T. Pugh I thought that the rector of the parish had been appointed chaplain some time ago.-The Chairman I think not; I am certainly not aware of any resolution to that effect having been come to.-Colonel Bunbury I will move "that it be an instruction to the master of the workhouse to ascertain from each pauper inmate the religious denomination to which he or she belongs, and the name of the minister he or she may wish to see for religious instruction and consolation, and that it be the duty of the master to communicate without delay the wishes of the pauper to the minister so named. "-The Master said that he was compelled to keep a book con- taining the creed of each of the inmates.-Mr M. T. Pugh: But there are two, hundred and one creeds.— Colonel Bunbury: But we have only forty inmates in the house. (Laughter.) The Chairman: Don't you think that it would be better for the several ministers in the town to put their heads together, and for them to make some arrangement to visit the house alternately, if they wish it so ?-Colonel Bunbury In that case there will be a danger of proselytizing, and the visiting may only turn out dangerous. We may have one minister holding strong views upon certain points coming to the house, preaching to the inmates in defence of and upholding these points, and in his successor the following week, the paupers may meet with an exponent of wholly different views, who may preach down what his predecessor has preached up. That will make confusion worse confounded, and will not assist the paupers in any way. Mr W. Hughes thought that the ministers should be requested to visit the house alternately, and moved as an amendment, "That the rector, together with the ministers of the other denominations in the town, be re- quested to visit the Workhouse for one week, in their turn, for the purpose of administering religious comfort to the inmates of the house."—This was seconded by Mr Griffiths. -Col. Bunbury: If we agree to that resolution, I fear that the ministers will look upon the matter in the light of an appointment, and: expect remuneration. My motion is that those ministers who are asked for by the inmates should be invited to attend, in compliance with the desire of such inmate.—Mr M. T. Pugh If we admit them in- discriminately we shall find complaints that a churchman has become proselytized, that a baptist has changed his oninions. and vice versa. Then again, is it right to expect a pauper who may be a strong Calvinistic methodist to sit under the teaching of a churchman or the minister of any other dissenting creed except that which he professes? Naturally they would object to be talked to, or at all events preached to, by ministers whose religious views are directly in opposition to their own, and in accordance, perhaps, with the views and opinions of a small minority. We may have a. minister of extreme views coming one E week, and indoctrinating these extreme views, and next week one may come and upset these views, advancing others, to be succeeded by a third, or fourth minister, whose views clash with those of their predecessors. What will the pauper be able to make out of it all?- Col. Bun- bury You cannot expect that paupers, who belong to the Church of England will sit under the teaching of a dissenter, or that dissenters will return the compliment.— Mr M. T. Pugh My great fear is that there will be com- plaints of proselytizing, and that we shall be doing more harm than good in the end.—The Clerk called attention to the desirability that notice should be given of motions to be brought forward, that at least a fortnight's notice should be given, and the discussion was cut short, by a motion of Mr D. Jones, seconded by Mr M. T. Pugh, That a fortnight's notice shall be given of all motions to be brought forward.The question was adjourned for a month, when the resolution and amendment will be brought forward as substantive motions.. Miscellanea. —Vagrants relieved during the fortnight, 41; inmates in the house, 31. Out-relief. Mr John Jones, Barmouth district, 619 relieved, cost 2120 17s. 5d.; Mr Maurice Jones, Talyllyn, 394, £78 11s.
CORWEN. FAIR.—This fair was held on Friday, the 20th inst. There was a great number of cattle and pigs, which were very good, and high prices were realized. Cows and calves were very plentiful, and were sold at high rates. A large quantity of pigs were offered for sale, and were disposed of at good prices. There was a very fair attend- ance of buyers. The next fair will be held on the 30th of June. TESTIMONIAL TO R. WHITE, ESQ.—It was resolved at a meeting of guardians and ratepayers of the Corwen Union, held at Corwen, May 13th, 1870, that a testimonial be presented to Robert White, Esq., chairman of the.Corwen Board of Guardians, as a token of respect and esteem, and in recognition of his long and faithful services as chair- man of the Corwen Board of Guardians. The f oJo wing gentlemen were appointed to act as a committee :-Rev. W. Richardson, Corwen (chairman); Rev. D. Evans, Llansaintffraid; Rev. E. Roberts, IJanfihangel ;Mr Robert Roberts, Bettws Mr Evan Williams, Cerrigydruidion; Mr Robert Pearson Roberts, Corwen Mr Hugh Joiiep, Llansaintffraid; Mr James Moltby, Ty Cerrig; Mr David Jones, ntrsilio;, M Richard Griffiths, Llan- gollen; Mr John Williams, Bryneglwys, kc. Mr R( Roberts is treasurer, afnd Mr Robert Pearson Roberts secretary. It was also resolved that the guardians and other friends be requested to co-operate in their several districts with the committee, in carrying out the proposal It is intended that the subscription shall be completed at the expiration of one month. pietea at PETTY SESSIONS, (Yesterday).—Before CoL Yale and Capt. Taylor. —Encroachment cm the Highway. This case adjourned since last petty sessions, was dismissed, and the W ™ ?rderecl to pay £ 1 costs.—Illegally De- manding Toll. This case, which was adjourned from last SWm°nT> ™aS again P^Poned. —Driving without Reins Wm. Davies a servant at Gwnodlfawr, was sum! moned for driving a horse and cart without reins, o^the public road from Gwnodlfawr. The defendant admitted the offence and was fined £ 1, and lis. costs. -Dru™a%d RiotousWilliam Evans was charged by P.S. Williams wth /r al £ n0^U? ™ the night of the 21st K! He admitted being indrmk," but not drunk 0Q h day. Fined 5s., and 10s. 6d costs Robert Hughes, Penycoed, was charged by P.C Roberts with drunkenness «fhtm? with the previous defendant. Fined 5s., and 10s. 6d. costs. Rd. Humphreys, was charged with Li™ Robert WiUiams, a parish constable, who did not°appear sesfons>>be 8Worn was summonwfby Sergeant Williams for such non-appearance. The excuse alleged Was the illness of his wife. Fined Is. and costs.- Application for a new Licence. Mr Evan James appeared on behalf of Mrlhomas Jones, grocer, Llansaintffraid who applied to the magistrates for a new licence to sell ex- cisable liquors. A petition was presented to their wor. ships, signed by fifty of the inhabitaute of Llansaintffraid, praying that the licence might not be granted. Mr Thos Jones, the applicant, said that several gentlemen fishmg in the nver requested him to endeavonr w obtain a licence. Their worships decided that tw\ houses in such a small place were quite sufficient^ S fused the app i nation. BOARD OF POOR-LAW GUARDIANS, YESTEBD.U. -Present: R. White, Esq., Gwyddelwern, chairman. the Rev. David Evans, Llansaintffraid, and Mr R. Pearson Roberts, Corwen, vice-chairmen; Mr C. S. Mainwaring, ex-officio; Mr J. E. Jones, Mr John ^orr!s'i jlano°Hen, Mr J. Hugh Jones, Llandrillo Mr David Jones, Llantysilio, Mr Thomaa Hughes Glvn- traian, Mr Robert Jones, Llandrillo, Mr Edward Edwards, Mr John Jones, Mr Ebenezer Jones, Llan- gwm, Mr John Roberts, Llangollen, Mr Evan Williams. Cemgydruidion, Mr Robert Roberts, Bettws Gwerfil-goch^ the Rev^ Jenkin Jones, Cemgydruidion, Mr John Williams, Bryneglwys; Mr Thongs White! clerk. Statistics of Pauperis)n.-It appeared by the master's and relieving officers' books that in the week ending May 18th, the number of inmates in the house was 39, against 46 in the corresponding week of last year; vagnmta relieved, 25; in receipt of out-door relief in Mr Robert E^o63!, Persons, the relief amounting- to £ 34 12s. 6d.; m Mr Thomas Hughes's district, 300 persons, a £ °Un^g t0. £ 32. 16s- Week ending May 25th: Number of inmates m the house, 41, against 44in the corresponding week of last year; vagrants relieved* 6; in receipt of out-door relief in Mr Robert HuS district, 378 persons, the relief amounting to £ 33 17s £ 31 jn 000 A^oiV18 m^ ,es s district, 293, the relief amounting to £ 29 0s. 8d. The total amount of out-door relief in the last fortnight was therefore 2129 6s. 8d. In the two corresponding weeks of 1869 there were respectively 44 a^ii7Fa £ »ts- The Clerk reported a balance of £ 85115s. 3d. in the treasurer s hands. The Law of &ttlement. —In accordance with instructions received at the previous Board, the clerk had obtained a copy of the depositions relative to the removal to this union,- from the Wrexham Poor-law Union, of Jane Elizabeth Williams, the illegitimate daughter of Jane Williams, whose place of legal settlement is that of her father at Cynwyd Fechan. The facts disclosed by the depositions agreed, with our former narrative of the case viz., that the child was born in Roderick-terrace Wrex- ham, in September, 1868; that it remained there fifteen months; that it was then removed by the mother and placed in the care of a woman in Mount-street; and that °?-T I»E mo. 1er f8,1!111!? to- keep up her payments for the child s maintenance, the woman in whose charge it had been left took it to the Wrexham Workhouse on March 4th last. The woman has a former illegitimate child, now five years old, left with the grandfather three years ago. It is believed that the mother of the children is at Liver- Po?,1- ,The question raised by this Board is, whether the child is removable to this union, after a residence of eighteen months at Wrexham before the chargeabilitv commenced. The clerk was directed to submit the depositions to Mr Llewyn, and to take his advice upon the case. There was no further correspondence before the Board, which considered the relief cases and then adjourned.
ABERYSTWYTH. VAGRANCY.—At the Town Hall, on Monday last, be- fore Lewis Pugh Pugh, Esq., John Mackey and William Brown, tramps, appeared in custody of P.C. Stephens, charged with begging at Rheidol Lodge, in the pariah of Llanbadarnfawr, on Sunday. Each was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment, with hard labour POLICE BUSINESS, 21st, before John Davies, Esq — Vagrancy Ann Rayley, wife of a tramping tinker who had a baby m her arms, was charged with begging in Newfoundland-street. P.C. Jones said hw warned the prisoner and told her she was not allowed to beg, when she replied that she had nothing else to do. The defend- ant said she was obliged to beg, as her husband had met with an accident, and could not earn anything. After a caution, she was discharged. -Geor-e Osborne was charged with having begged ill; Shipbuilder's-row. P.C. Lewis Davies proved the charge. The defendant was committed to Cardigan gaol for fourteen days, with hard labour.— Emily White, also a tramp, who said she had accompanied a prisoner in the dock named William Reynolds, from Manchester, w^ charged with having committed the same offence. P.C. Lewis Davies proved the case The prisoner was discharged with a caution, so that she might be enabled to part from the other prisoner, who appeared a most disreputable-looking person.—William Reynolds was charged with loitering in the streets. Sergeant Evans said that the prisoner had been in the workhouse for two successive nights. Also saw him: about the streets, and he had no visible means of subsistence. Took him into custody for fear he would commit a; felony. The prisoner was committed to Cardigan gaol for fourteen days, with hard labour.-Ciluelty to a Horse. John Jenkins, a servant at Dyffryn Castell,. Ponterwyd, and Thomas Jenkins, his master, were charged with the above offence. The case was adjourned to Wednesday.
iirilts, Pamagfs, and edhs. No announcements of marriages are inserted without sufficient authenticatioon,, for want of whicho. anwuncements sent to US are, sometinaes, omitted. A charge. is, made for the words "No cards," &c., in marriages, and any addition to the simple record of deaths. r OCIU BIRTHS. 25th, the wife of Mr THOS. HUGH JWES, painter and glazier. Aberystwyth;, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. 19th at the Trinity Church, Rhosygwaliau, by the Rev. D. Jones, curate, Bala, Mr DUNCAN MINTOSH, Dolwen, Aberhir- nant, to MIURY ANN, only daughter of Mr JAMES THOMPSON, farmer, Maesyfallen, near Bala. 24th, at Shiloh Chapel, by the Rev. Edward Hughes, Mr J. R. JONES, of the firm of Jones and Green, soda water manufac- turers, Aberystwyth, to Mrs HOWELLS, grocer, North Parade, Aberystwyth. DEATHS. 12th, drowned at sea, Capt. JOHN JONES, of the smack Love, Portmadoc. 15th, at Brussels, Col. CHARLES THOMAS EDWARD HINDE, late of Plas. Madoe, Denbighshire.. 15th, aged 23, JOHN, rural messenger, only son of Mr JOHN EVANS, cooper, Northgate-street, Aberystwyth. 15th, JOHN HENRY, the infant son of Mr EDWARD EVANS, Earl-street, Liverpool, and grandson of Mr David Jones, draper, late of Aberystwyth. 16th, aged 42, at Rhiwbwys, Llanrhystyd, near Aberystwyth. the Rev. MORGAN D. JAMES. 21st, aged 77," Mr THOS. ROWLANDS, Tyddyn, near Bala. 22na, aged 81, Mr ROBEKF ROBERTS, clothier, High-street, Bala. 22nd, aged 72, at the house of his son-in-law, Mr Evan Wil- liams, Bailey-street, Oswestry, Mr ROGER ROBERTS, formerly of Plas-ucha, Eglwyseg,,near Llangollen. 22nd, aged 68, Rev. HuGH ROBERTS, Calvinistic Methodist Minister, Bailey-street, Oswestry. 23rd, aged 71, Mr JOHN EVANS, shipbuilder, Sea View-place, Aberystwyth. 24th, aged 41, Mr JOHN DAVIES, blacksmith, Llanilar, near Aberystwyth. • r~ 24th, aged 86, Mr ROBERT DAVIES, Ffriddfoel, near Bala. —————————————————— ——————————————————— it
TIDE TABUS FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. May & Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. June. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p_m. Sat. 28 6 14 6 33 6 43 7 2 6 23 6 42 Sun. 29 6 51 7 10 7 20 7 39 7 0 7 19 Mon. 30 7 27 7 43 7 56 8 12 7 3ft 7 52 Tues. 31 7 59 8 16 8 28 8 45 8 8 8 25 Wed. 1 8 34 8 52 9 3 9 21 842 91 Thur. 2 9 8 9 25 9 37 9 54 9 17 9 34 Fri. 3 9 43 10 3 10 12 10 32 9> 52 10 12 The opening of Lampeter Church is postponed until June 9th, on which day it will be consecrated by the Bishop of Llandaff. Mr Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, died on Monday morning, at Crawley, in Sussex. He was born in 1809. He was editor of Punch from its establishment in 1841. On Monday morning, at Aston, near Birmingham, a fire broke out in the wool works of Messrs T. and J. Shaw, and spread rapidly to two adjoining houses. Two young children asleep in one of them were burnt to death. The family of a farmer, named Sullivan, near Kenturk, were nearly poisoned on Tuesday through the mistake of a servant in preparing bread with powder used for curing sheep, instead of with soda. The inquest on Mr Streeten, undergraduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, was held on Tuesday. The evidence shewed that the canoe was capsized by coming into contact with the overhanging branches of a tree. The coroner stated that he had held twelve similar inquest* since 1855, and steps would be taken to have obstructions removed. Printed at the Caxton Steam-Printing Works, Oswestry, in the county of Salop, and published at the dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala, in the county of Merioneth, by JOin4 ASKEW ROBERTS, Croeswylan, Oswestry, EI>,WABD WOODALL, Cripple Sank, Obwestry, and RICHARD, HEN]JY VKNABWWI Whittington, in the county of Salop. Saturday, May 28th, 1870,.