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TIPYN 0 BOB PETH. The Bangor Local Board are agitating for a Charter of Incor- poration for that city. Mr. Charles Main waring has been appointed a member of the Henllan School Board in the room of Mr. Hughes, resigned. A bazaar in aid of &n organ for Christ Church and for the new Waenfawr Church was opened on Thursday, August 2, at Car- narvon Guildhall. „ The annual exhibition of dogs in connection with the Carmar- thenshire Dog Show Society, held at Carmarthen on Tuesday, July 31, appears to have been very successful. A piece of timber which was being swung in Cardiff harbour, on Friday, August 3, fell into the hold of a vessel, seriously in- juring seven men. f At a meeting held at Mostyn a resolution in favour of the formation of a School Board for the parish of Whitford, Flint- shire, was carried. „ At the quarterly meeting of the Carmarthenshire Farmers Club, on Wednesday, August 1, a paper was read by Mr. Broche on the Harvesting of Corn in Wet Seasons. A discussion f°FredSrick Green, 51, a native of Chester, a sailor belonging to the Marian, a Liverpool barque at present lying in Greenock harbour hanged himself on Wednesday, August 1, in the hold of the vessel He had been drinking for some time. It is stated that the Rev. J. Sidney Boucher, Principal of the North Wales Training College, has severed his connection with the Society of the Holy Cross, and has also ceased to be a mem- h., nf th* F.niriuh Church Union. Tuesday July 31, was Speech Day" at Ruthin Gnynmar School The ceremony of presenting the prizes was performed by the Bishop of St. Asaph. The examiner, the Rev. Llewelyn Thomas, M.A., Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, said that the examination reflected great credit on the masters and the boys. The second exhibition of the Cottagers' Horticultural Society lor the parishes of Rossett, Gresford, Pulford, and Dodleston was held, by permission of Captain Griffith-Boscawen, in Trevalyn Park, Rossett, on Wednesday, August 1. The prizes ■were distributed by Mrs. Gordon, one of the lady patronesses. The seventeenth annual prize meeting of the Cheshire Rifle Association opened on Thursday, August 2, at the Altcar rifle range. The prizes offered for competition were all in money, and amounted in the aggregate to £ 780, or about klo more than last year. The prize meeting was concluded on Friday, August 3 The Lord-Lieutenant's prize was secured by Private Dawson of the 1st C.R.V. An elderley man, giving the name of Saddlington, and an address at 85, Roscommon-street, Liverpool, and a younger man and woman, all three of respectable appearance, were on Thurs- day, August 2nd, remanded by the Bangor magistrates on a charge of attempting to pick pockets at the railway station. Three other pickpockets were captured at Llandudno Junction on Wednesday afternoon. At Bangor police court, on Wednes- day, before Lord Penrhyn, Thomas Saddlington, James Price, and Mary Ann Price, giving an address in Roscommon-street, Liverpool, were charged on remand with attempting to pick pockets at Bangor railway station. They were each committed for two months hard labour. At Swansea assizes, on Friday, August 3rd, Charles Henry Seddon and Marmaduke Thomas were found guilty of a conspi- racy to defraud by means of a sham ratepayers protection soci- ety of which they alleged the Lord Mayor was a promoter. His lordship was called and denied any connection with the society. On Saturday they were sentenced to nine months' imprisonment ^Th'e efforts of the Carnarvonshire police to discover any traces of the woman, Jane Owens, who was missed from the house of David Robert Griffith, at Penrallt Inco, Dolgarrog, near Tre- friw, under very suspicious circumstances, have as yet wholly failed. Divers from Carnarvon have been for some time employed in searching Lake Cowlyd, which is near Griffith's house, and the river Conway hue also been dragged. The promenade pier at Llandudno, which has been in course of erection for the last two years, though not quite finished, was formally opened on Thursday, Aug. 2. The pier is 1,250 feet long, and about 30 feet wide in the narrowest part. At the ex- treme end a broad platform is being erected, on which a pavilion will ultimately be built. Facilities will be provided for landing en the pier from small beats, and the steamers from Liverpool and other less distant places will also be able to land their pas- ^A^a^Ruri-decanal Chapter of the Deanery of Arllechwedd, one of the speakers, the Rev. D. Thomas, of St. Ann's, said that upon the Burials Question the conduct of the Bishops had, with few exceptions, been very bad. A resolution suggesting to the Council of the Church Defence Association the advisability of calling a public meeting in London in opposition to the demands of the Dissenters, and to express their deep grief (the italics are ours) at the action of some of the Bishops in the division upon Lord Harrowby's amendment to the Government Burials Bill," was carried unanimously.. Under the patronage of Lady Florentia Hughes, a bazaar in liquidation of a debt of L700 existing upon Llandyniog Church was opened on Thursday, August 2, at Glanywern Park, the seat of Lieutenant Colonel Humberston. The stall keepers were- Lady Florentia Hughes, Mrs. Philip Humberston, and Mrs. Fosbery, of Pentre Mawr. The Hon. A. Yorke presided at the table of antique china, and ornaments in connection with the Lady Florentia Hughes's stall. A concert was held on Thurs- day, in the drawing-room of the hall. The bazaar was continued on Friday. Several cases of hydrophobia are said to have occurred in Flintshire within the last few days. At Peny-ffordd Farm, Rhuddlan, a dog belonging to a farmer named Roberts bit avalu- 1I.ble milking cow, but no notice was taken of it. The dog showed signs of madness and bit another dog, when it was killed. The other attacked a number of sheep, and also bit several men, who, with the police, chased it for some miles, and eventually it was shot. The cow was immediately killed, as it was suffering frcfrn a nevere attack of hydrophobia. The men bitten are going on well, having received prompt medical aid. The local authorities have issued notices for all dogs to be kept under control. Tuesday, July 31, was Speech Day at the King's School, Chester. Tha proceedings took place in the refectory of the old Abbey-buildings, for centuries used as the schoolroom. In the absence of the Duke of Westminster, the bishop, and the dean, "the chair was taken by the Rev. Canon Tarver. The Rev. Canon Heslop read his report and that of Mr. Bond on the examination of the scholars, and the Rev. G. Preston, head mastor, read his "half-yearly report. It appeared that the subjects in general chosen for study had been well studied, but that the greatest de- ficiency was in regard to Scripture history. Since her arrival at her moorings off Bangor, the Clio, the industrial training ship for North Wales, Cheshire, and the border counties, has daily attracted a targe number of visitors, who have been allowed to view the slnp on payment of a small SUm applicable to the funds. It is confidently anticipated the arrangements will be completed to permit of her formal inauguration on the 20th August, at which ceremony the Duke -of Westminster, chairman of the committee, Lord Penrhyn, Lord Richard Grosvenor, Sir W. W. Wynv., Bart., M.P., the Hon G. S. Douglas Pennant, M.P-, the Hon. W. O. Stanley, Sir ll. Bulkeley, and others, are expected to be present.. Mr. H. T. Brown, of Chester, honoraiy secretary of the committee, has issued a circular to the various Boards of Guardians in the district whence it is expected bays will be sent, notifying that the committee will be ready to receive applications for admission -to the Clio immediately after ker formal opening. The coming of age of Mr. Thomas Edward John Lloyd, of Plas Tregayan, Anglesey, and Aberdunant, Carnarvonshire, was celebrated on Wednesday, August 1, on the Anglesey estate, which has been in possession fff *the family for nearly 600 years. A deputation from the tenantry presented the heir with a silver centrepice,-valued at one hundred guineas, and an illuminated address. At the banquet which afterwards took place, the Bishop of Bangor acknowledgetl'the toast of "The Bishop and Clergy and Ministers of all Denominations." The toast of "Our landlord" was proposed byWr. Jones, Hendre, and Mr. T. E. J. Lloyd, after acknowledging the toast, proposed the health of the tenants of his Carnarvonshire, Merionethshire, and Anglesey estates. He said that Mr. Jones, Hendre, began life as a tenant to his great grandfather, Mr. Uones-Parry, of Madryn and Mr. Owen Griffith represented a family who from father to son had been on the Bone Fadog Farm for five hundred years. In the evening there was a display of fireworks, and numerous bonfires blazed from the surroundingTieights. A man named Battery was tried at the Monmouth assizes on Monday, July 30th, for bigamy, and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment. Battdfy, it appeared, had married three wives, all of whom are still aEve. He married his third wife, Elizabeth Major, in June last year, at Aberystwyth, and his second wife, happening te "heaTof the indiscretion, was so much annoyed that she instituted a prosecution against him. This led to an investigation, and to the- iitipleastnt discovery that he had still another wife in the background. Battery, however grieved he may be at the irritation wT' his first two wives, must be much consoled by the devotion "f the, third, who deposed that she was aware of the existence of Ms other wives, but was nevertheless quite satisfied with her position. Battery had been a good hus- band to her, and she lmd no desire to cast him off. The man may consider himself fofturwlte-tliat he has escaped with no more severe penalty than a year's imprisonment, for Baron Huddleston "almost thought !he should be sent to penal servitude." On Thursday, August 1, the Liverpool Naturalists' Field Club selected the Marbury Mere, Cheshire, for an excursion. Mr. Cudworth Poole. the lord ottlie manor, granted them permis- sion to sail and fish on the higher mere, and the botanist found abundance of choice water Hlies, and in the paths and lanes and woods and fields ontke way-to Whitchurch fine specimens of ferns and wild flowers. The day was bright and breezy. The incumbents of the charelbes at "Marbury and Whitchurch readily gave the club every information whilst visiting those "Venerable edifices. The chainetl-up books were unlocked for their inspection, and admrraWe specimens of black letter printing they were. The tLev. W. Egerton entered into interest- ing details connected with his church, and the history of the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsbury. A monument of the one im- mortalised in Shakspeare's Henry VI. (who was slain in France, but brought over and buried at Whitchurch), though long neglected and somewhat nwrtihited, has lately been very fairly restored, and placed in a fpehable position in the church. After a substantial dinner-tea wi the 'Corn Exchange, the members returned to Liverpool, lmvlnglhad a most pleasant excursion. A meeting was held at Denbigh on Wednesday, August 1, Mr. Townshend Mainwaring, of Galktfiaenan 'in the chair, to consider what course should be taken to rmwdy depredation by foxes in the district hunted over by tfae Flintshire and Denbighshire fox hounds. We gather from the msoaatks of the Chairman that there is now no fair system of oompensation to farmers for losses by foxes. Farmers complain -th.-Lt the foxes make 'sad havoc with their y, and that they cannot get a. single sixpence compensation. 'This being the case fox- haunters must not be surprised to fntl-tihat the dreadful crime of vulpicide is not unknown in this district. In fact Mr. Towns- 'hend Mainwaring mentioned two specific instances in one of 'hich a man who could not Qibt2tin a settlement of his claim '"set to work and killed four ««'five-foxes." Mr. Pierce Wynne Yorke proposed a resolution in favour of instituting a fair v8ystem of compensation, and appointing persons in every parish within trie hunting <twstri«t«to administer it. Mr. Yorke expressed his regret that there *ere «o few large landed pro- ^Qetors present, and most "ill agree with him that it is handly fair that the country gentaeinen should enjoy their sport itrtfce expense of the farmers. VTohn Davies, The Lodge, seootided the nvotion,which was ^nettunanimously. The prin- fciptethat landowners must not nawertneitr sport at the expense of tenant farmer admits of course*" wUJ«r application than to *ox hunting, and*one farmer renuffceu tnac ne was not only too Poor i,, buy geese for their foxes, bat'was.-Also too poor to grow ^heat.for their rabbits. The annual eist«ldfod Gadeiriol or C"^>Jof A-nglestiy, was helfc on Friday, Aug^at ti, ttt Llanfechell, a small village4 ome four miles from Amlweh. A concert, inaugurated *he peoceedings oi Thursday evening. Mr. A. Brareton of Mold, familiarly recognised by Welshmen as Andreas *■ b on, ^astke conductor. On Friday, the fwwilion was thronged by flarge audiences. TV" building was very tastefully decorated. 'As a mark of respect to the memory of Jttynydflog, the members the committee a.8Ii bards taking part in the proceedings ,Wore an arsilet of craw.-M.r. R. DavtM. M.P., presided at the meeting, and iin acknowledging to Welsh a Welsk aa- "Oress read It-' Mr. J. R- Hughes, secretary of the committee, he of Mi nyddog, one who had, in his OWt particular sPh«e doneonuch for ales and Welshmen. The essteddvcwlic Gatherings of «the country would especially -suffer by his death, 7°f at a cond» tor he if anv equ»)H aad allixiigh they £ aa aim with £ bern men f o well known and popular » s Clwv<t- and An&reas o F6«^, it must be loiag before tin post su> i2pg aed fitly occupied by 3Iynyddog wowld be as abty filled. •Mie tiiair' prise, value £ 16:, with a carved tmik ebair. for a poem "'ElwogrwydS" wa~ carried off by Mr. Edwards (Morwyllt), *dangefri. To Ifr. Edwarfs was also swarded a prize for 5lemo^• verses to it he late Jfcrs. Roberts, Mr. W. Lloyd, ■^anerchi'iiWd. ret-eivimr tw* guineas and at medal for a local 'finance. Mr. D. M Aubrey <«K>k the prize a« the eompo«r of fV*ve so»t £ ;md. witt,; Mr. Da«:5d Roberts (VTrexhaw), divVled t.b .r8.f all ulegy upon the Sate Mr. Thomas, Sfeuadd. In musical coiripetitfcms, the ft arn Dolbenmaen brswss bavi, Unchaaienged the medal and*noney prize fora performance a ffltasia«in Welsh *.irs Mr. JJames Morris, Portdinorwie, Corn -0?0"^ '• Amlwefc Choral Union, for a choral J j/^P^itiun in which three local chwrs took part; Mr. Ifcomas th5es]; ^verp«oJ, as a solo vocalist.—-At the afternoon meeting D i6* feiftwre was the choral competition in flinging than*5 a composition t»y Alaw Ii4ui, by choirs of not tess and T V v°ices. Three entered the ltetg Amlwch, Bodedem, 4oi« f'lt" the first «eo:ed an itasy victory. At the for»n + • ""feting, the three etouirs were fought on the plat- tn^T mn" under the leadership of Eos Morlais, but the struc- too frail for so great a weight, a*d, the supports m§f the performance wu brought' to a «B(Jden conclusion,

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