UP AND DOWN THE COAST. J; QUERIES. j Is it true that one of the Aberystwyth Corporation offi- cials who has a good deal to do with water does not him- self use the liquid he supplies to the town ? Is it true that in some districts the sons of estate agents are in business on the estates as coal and lime mer- chants ? Is it true that in a town I know of the chief supporters of a scheme for supplying the people with dirty water are a puWic-pn and a teetotaller? Is it true that another dog was poisoned last week near Aberystwyth, and that the police are not able to discover the murderers ? Is it true that paragraphs Irom this column are trans- lated into Welsh and used as original ? 18 it true that some gentlemen, who very recently began to run a newspaper, have discovered, that the newspaper is beginning to run them ? Is it true that the jury who recently sat to enquire into the cause of death of a woman who had been hacked to pieces wanted to bring in a verdict of manslaughter so as to save the honour of Wales ? Is it true that the nuisance inspector at Tregaron never thinks of removing a manure heap until even he cannot stand within a hundred yards of it ? Is it true that well-to-do tradesmen sometimes send newspaper correspondents sums of money for their emi- ment" services and get the fact announced in the news- papers-" Snobkins has instructed Cadboy to send Scrib- bler a cheque for twopence halfpenny in recognition of his noble effusions in the Farthing Dip ?" Bah Is it true that a Tregaron drunkard, having heard of the leniency of Aberystwyth magistrates, came up to that town for a spree, was drunk for about a fortnight, was twice pro. ceeded against, and was only fined about five shillings for the two offences ? Is it true that nuisances committed in the vicinity of Welsh places of worship make it very unpleasant for people troubled with a sense of decency ? Is it true that a visitor, on beholding a lodging house keeper's bill of extras, was so struck with amazement that he became speechless, and did not regain the use of his tongue until he had crossed the border. He then just ex- claimed "Walker," and again relapsed into silence ? Is it true that since the formation of a parochial com- mittee at Borth gentlemen once noted for their loquacity have become as taciturn as the Sphinx ? Is it true that if about four acres of land were laid out in building lots at Tregaron they would all be quickly taken up? Is it true that since St. David's College, Lampeter, has been at such great pains to prove it is not a Church of England institution several wealthy Churchmen deem it desirable to establish another institution to do the work St. David's is so anxious to repudiate? Is is true that the landowners of Wales would long ago have allied themselves with the University College at Aberystwyth had they not discovered that they were only expected to subscribe money, as the management was to be left in the hands of a fewjgentlemen who seem to care more for their own fame than for the prosperity of the college? ° A MODERN SHAM. Tuesday last at Aberystwyth was un-observe(I as bank holiday. This statement is perhaps scarcely correct, as the holiday was observed to some extent. For instance, some shops kept their shutters up and their doors open. Others did not close at all. The drapers closed altogether. What a large percentage of tradesmen and others are weak enough to follow custom half way and not strong enough to risk the loss of a chance customer. London and Dol- gellev can observe bank holidays, but Aberystwyth is too busy to do without business for a day now and then. Let the pretence be abolished. WAR NEWS. Scene—News Room Many daily papers scattered about. Reader (sitting at a table ii-ith Tape?- before him. Reads)- "Great Battle. 14.000 Russians killed and wounded at Plevna. Turkish Victory. Russians driven back on the main body." (R^nsler exclaims Horrible, most horrible." and picks uo another paper, which he opeiis and Reads) Rumoured engagement between Russians and Turks at Plevna. Advance of the Russians. Demoralization of the Turks. Russian occupation of Plevna. Great loss of men and material on both sides. (Reader [Ictf up and walks about for several minutes, iclcs up a thir,l pao'tr. Rei'ls)—" Decisive battle at Plevna. Immense slaughter of Russians. Rejoicing at Constantinople. Rumoured revolution in Russia." (Read- ing lower down in the same column)—" There is no truth in the rumoured defeat of the Russians. It is true there was an engagement, which ended without advantage to either side." Reader (beginuing to feel puzzled, searches catefully for the paper he has always depended upon for truthfulness. Finds it and Beads)-" There is no such place as Plevna, and the reported battle is the concoction of correspondents, who are determined to send news of some sort to the papers they represent." Reader feels that he must be suffering from softening of the brain and puts the paper down. Another Reader (mth wild excitement, holding in AM hand a bundle of telegrams) "Here's news for you. (Reads) Daily paper office.-The battle at Plevna, it transpires, is even more disastrous for the Russians than was at first supposed. The Russian loss is at least twenty thousand men. All the wounded were murdered during the night by the Turks." 1st Reader (Tak up a telegram and ads)-" Daily paper office.—After the so-called battle of Plevna the Russians called the muster roll and found there were only two men and a boy missing. The town of Plevna has been occupied by the Russians. The Other Reader (with a dangerous light in his eye, rearb from paper just brought in)-" Awfu I slaughter of Turks at Plevna, Account of the Battle by an Eye Wit- ness. Gallant Conduct of the Russians. Rapid advance of the main body. 1st Reader (who was supplied with his paper at the same time as the other reader, in a voice tremulous wtth emotion, reads)-" The Glorious Victory achieved overthe Russians at Plevna will most likely prove as decisive as Waterloo. Your correspondent saw the whole of the battle, which raged without intermission for two days. The Russians were slaughtered at the rate of about a thousand an hour. The Turks have fifteen men wounded. The trifling loss on the Turkish side is owing to the fact that they fought from behind earthworks." Other papers and telegrams were brought in, and their accounts were equally positive and cmtradietwy. The Coast. P WINKLE.
CEMMES ROAD EISTEDDFOD. The following address (in Welsh), which we were unable to publish last week, was given at the concert in the evening, by Mr. David Howell, who presided :-After the able and interest- ing addresses delivered by the Presidents at the previous meet- ings in the English language, I shall say very little, and that little will be in Welsh. We may congratulate ourselves on the success of the present Eisteddfod. I could not help feeling some satisfaction, in witnessing the large assemblage of people here to-day, that I had been able to give some help years ago to bring the railway to Ceinaies Road." I first gave the station that name, which is now so widely known. Without the railway these great gatherings could not have taken place. I was much pleased to observe the desire manifested to have the Maldwyn Eisteddfod annually held for the future. (Cheering.) One of my earliest recollections is that of a Montgomeryshire Eistedd- fod, held some fifty years ago under distinguished patronage at Welshpool. What brings it to_ my memory is that a relative and friend of my own, the late Gwilym Cyfeiliog, acquired honours there as a bard. But what made that meeting chiefly celebrated was that it was the occasion of bringing to light the poetic genius of Eben Fardd as the author of the awdl on the "Destruction of Jerusalem," when the bardic chair was awarded to him by Gwallter Mechain. Why should not the usefulness and fame of Montgomeryshire Eisteddfodau increasingly continue? I may be excused for adding a few words to what has been so well said already in allusion to our late lamented friend and neighbour, "Mynyddog." I feel a degree of pride in l,eing i native of the same parish with one who has been not inaptly called the Burns of Wales." I hold in my hand a copy of his will, making the provision, with which you are acquainted, for a scholarship, open to natives of Montgomeryshire, at the I niver- sity College of Wales. I feel myself somewhat in the position of Antony, when reading Ciesar's will, standing by his dead body. I wish I were possessed of Antony's eloquence, so as worthily to lay before you the claims of Mynvddog on the gratitude of his countrymen. His poetical works, which I hold in my hand, are universally read and appreciated by Welshmen all over the world. The subscription for a memorial to him was well started at the meeting of the committee held this morning, under the presidency of Sir Watkin, who put his nam; down for £ 29. Mr. Davies, M.P., of Llandinam, subscribed £ 15. A handsome sub- scription is confidently expected, to which all will have an opportunity of contributing! We will now proceed with the ex- cellent programme laid before us
THE WELSH CONGREGATIONAL UNION AT PORTMADOC. The annual meetings of the Union were this year held at Portiriadoe, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 7th, 8th, and 9th August. The first meeting was held 'on Tuesday evening, when the Union sermons were delivered by the Revs. Dr. T. Rees, Maenygroes, and David Roberts, Wrexiiam, at the Congregational Chapel, to a most crowded congregation. Hundreds had to go away unable to obtain admission. Sermons were delivered to the overflow at the Tabernacle Methodist Chapel at the same hour. At seven a.m. on VV eanesaay a general conference was held at Salem Chapel, under the presidency of the Rev. —• Evans. Llaudegla, when an excellent paper was read by the Rev. J. H. Jones, Y stalyfera, on the best mode of conducting members' meetings, followed by an interesting discussion. „ At ten a.m. another conference vvas held at the Salem Congregational Chapel which was filled to overflowing, under the presidency of the Rev. William hvans, presi- dent of the Union, who gave a very able address On the "Personality and Work of the Holy Spmt. Afterwards the Rev. W. J. Morris, Pontypridd, read an excellent paper on The Ministry in its Inflation to the I ugodliness of the Age." HJ remarked that the ministers of the Gospel were the chief instruments appointed to counteract the ungodliness of the age that they were to assume the offensive against the ungodliness of the age; that they were to meet the ungodliness of the age by maintaining the doctrines opposed to such ungodliness, and that the minister was to oppose the ungodliness of the age in the spirit of the Gospel.. „ J. Professor J1 iNK^. Carmarthen, moved a resolution call- ing upon the ministers and churches to carry out the recommendations ot Mr. Morris in a practical manner. He said that ungodliness takes different shapes in different a 'es. Some people said that the present age was worse 1 and more degenerate than any of the preceding ones, but he thought they might account for that impression by the ( fact that more light was now thrown on all the transactions 1 of life than formerly. Let them writs on brown paper, < and the writing was not so legible as if Avntten on white t paper, so is was with the present age, as compared with £ its predecessors, as, for instance, witn regard to the sin of ] drunkenness. There was a time when it was not cou- i demned except by a few very religious people. Apart j from the influence of the Church, education had made great strides, and there were many philanthropic and re- ligious societies that, apart from the Church, did good work; but he believed, with the author of the paper, that nothing short of the operation of the Holy Spirit would bring about the moral regeneration of the world. The ministry was to combat sin on its own ground. It was no good to argue against the sword argument was to be adduced against argument, and heart to meet heart. The Rev. Mr. FOULKES, St. David's, in seconding the resolution, said that in listening to Mr. Morris, he felt that the office of the minister of the Gospel was a very important one, for he would have to oppose every form of ungodliness in the Church and the world. Mr. Spurgeon had observed that an error in time at Greenwich would affect half a million of people dependent on it. The minister of the Gospel was the clock of the world, and his life might mislead a great numher. It was important for them to see that their lives should correspond with their preaching. A vessel sailing on the coast of Cuba found that instead of having advanced some sixty miles, as they had calculated, they had been carried backwards some thirty miles by an under-current. Was it not so with the lives of many of them, and had not they gone back ? It would not do to be the angels of light in the pulpit and the priests of Belial out of it. An artist was careful not to look at a bad design, lest he should repro- duce it unconsciously on his canvas so let them take care not to become accustomed to different forms of ungodli- ness, lest it should come out in the pulpit and their lives. Rev. Mr. EVANS, Hebron, suggested that a Sabbath should be set apart to preach against drunkenness, the prevailing sin of the age. The Rev. T. DAVIES, Llanelli, was sorry he could not second that suggestion, although he quite agreed with what had been said against the prevailing sins of the age; and he did not understand when it was said that there were some churches that could not bear any offensive movement against sin on the part of the ministry. He had preached to the same congregation for twenty-four years, and he never inquired for or listened to what was said against his preaching against particular sins but what he found his congregation against was a poor ser- mon on any subject, and he was sorry to say his congrega- tion got it very often from him. (Laughter.) He had never, although an abstainer himself, preached a sermon all through against drunkenness but he had preached against it hundreds of times, and he could not agree with Mr. Evans, Hebron, that it was desirable to deliver special sermons against it. Even the publicans of Llan- elly expected the ministers of the gospel to be abstainers. Most of the deacons were abstainers, and if some of them were not, the people could point, with pride, to the fact that the ministers were. The Rev. Dr. JOHN THOMAS, Liverpool, explained that the Committee of the Union did not intend that the paper read should be taken up with any particular form of un- godliness, but with the many forms in which it showed it- self. There were other forms, such as indecent and dirty language used by people even on their way to religious meetings. As to the Congregationalist ministers, he knew them pretty generally for the last forty years, and he might bring forward his testimony. There might be a few black sheep, but on the whole he might compare them advan- tageously with the ministers of any denomination! for the purity of their lives, and it was not right to judge of the whole by the conduct of a few. Dr. REES, of Swansea, referred to the bad language he had often heard in railway- carriages, and spoke of the need of preaching against that form of ungodliness. The resolution was unanimously passed. At two p.m. a third conference was held at the same place, the Rev. W. Evans, the President of the Union, in the chair, when a good and practical paper was read by Mr. T. Williams, Merthyr, on "The Desirableness of keeping minutes and statistics by the Church." Mr. GRIFFITH (Gohebydd), in a very animated speech, moved that the churches be requested to keep such minutes and accounts. Perhaps, he said, such a question might appear dry to some, but it had to do with the success of the churches they had been praying for. It was import- ant for the church at Salem, and all other churches, that these minutes and accounts be kept. It was at times necessary for them to take stock as to how they stood as a denomination, whether they had gained or lost ground, and without the statistics in question they could not do that. They could not legislate in this Conference and impose their enactments on the churches; but he was still glad of this meeting, as it might be the means of educating the minds of the churches through the delegates. Some would say. that in asking for these statistics they were interfering with the independence of the churches but it was important that they should be able to obtain them for the sake of the churches of the connexion in this county, and of their churches in general. The Church of the Rev. Mr. Miles at Aberystwyth had been in the habit of publishing a statement of their accounts every year, and he knew that the publication of these accounts had stirred many Calvinistic Methodist Churches in the neighbourhood, to do the same. He appealed through the delegates, to all the churches to keep these records for the sake of the voluntary system of maintain- ing religion thronghout the country, and of the world, in order that they might be able to prove that religion was able to live on the voluntary contributions of its mem- bers alone. At a disestablishment meeting held some time ago at the London Freemasons' Tavern such statistics were asked for. A speaker there observed that Bishop Selwyn had said that Disestablishment would de- prive 12,000 country parishes of spiritual supervision. He thought the Bishop believed, it and Lord Selbourne also believed it. The speaker had a list of what Wesleyan Methodism had been able to do in Cornwall. He (Gohebydd) should have been glad if he had then statistics of what voluntayrism bad done in Wales. The Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists of Wales had such statistics, and some of the Independents complained that no mention was made of the statistics of Congregationalism, whilst those of Methodism were done justice to there. But the fact was there were no correct statistics of Congregationalism kept, and, therefore, they could not be supplied. Mr. IDRIB WILLIAMS seconded the resolution in an able speech, and it was unanimously passed. NEXT MEETING OF THE UNION. The Rev. Mr. MiLES asked for it for Aberystwyth and the Rev. Mr. DAVIES asked for it for Llandeilo. After a short discussion the demand to have it for Aberyst- wyth was withdrawn, and it was resolved to hold it at Llandeilo. THE DEPUTATION FBOM THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS. The next business was the receiving of a deputation consisting of the Revs. Dr. Edwards, Bala; Joseph Thomas, Carno; and Mr. Thomas Lewis, Bangor, from the General Assembly of the Calvinistic Methodists. The Rev. Mr. EVANS, Llanbrynmair, secretary of the Union, in very complimentary terms, introduced the de- Dutation. The PRESIDENT, in a very humourous speech, said he hoped none of the Methodists would feel envious because the deputation had come, and he was sure that the meet- ing would be very glad to welcome them. He felt that it was a great honour to receive such a distinguished deputa- tion, and to receive them as delegates of the General As- sembly, the highest court the connexion had. He had worked side by side of the Calvinistic Methodists for 40 yea.rs, and he had some of his best personal friends amongst them; his experience was that the more they knew one another, the best they liked one another. The two connexions had been approaching one another for some time, but he did not know who was moving the fastest, but that is an unimportant question. To come together was the important one. He did not think that a formal union would be good at thepresent time but they could cultivate a closer union in spirit, and that was after all the great object. The deputation were most enthusiastically received. Dr. EDWARDS said that whatever anxiety he feit before coming there, he felt after coming there quite at home, especially in meeting so many of his friends there. They had been friends for years, and never thought of the question whether the one was a Calvinistic Methodist and the others Independents or not. Before proceeding, he wished to allude to a matter of a personal nature, as there was an impression that he had been writing against them. (Laughter). If he did write against them he might, like the Apostle Paul, say he was only a child when lie wrote, but still he did not even now believe he had written anything against them. He did not expect them to read his writings, but if they condescended to do so, he thought they found in them that he founded all his arguments on the independence of the church; he then, even when a boy, held that two or three meeting together in the name of Christ had a right to form a church, and that they might expect the presence of the Lord amongst them. He maintained, not the necessity, but the desirableness of such independent societies uniting together in brotherly love in some such union as the one before him, and he be- lieved he was not mistaken when he said his anticipations with regard to the Independents had been realized. (Ap- plause and laughter.) They would allow him, in passing, to observe that they ought to have invited him to the first meeting of their union. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) The only difference between them and the Calvinistic Metho- dists was that the latter held such meetings as these oftener than the Independents, that is, quarterly and monthly as well as annually. The Calvinistic Methodists did not ask their members to sign their Declaration of Faith, but they asked their ministers at their ordination if they consented to the articles, and they gave a verbal reply, but he did not think it would be considered a mortal offence if some of them were to give a reply similar to that given by the late Mr. Richard Humphreys, Dyffryn, when he was or- dained, and said, I approve of the order, but disapprove of the disorder of the Connexion. (Laughter.) But whatever was the difference between them and the Inde- pendents, the points on which they agreed were very much greater. They were as one in the bond of brotherhood, and they sprang from the same root. If they were to look for the best men in every neighbourhood, ande very town, belonging to all denomina- tions alike, Independents, Methodists, Wesleyans, Bap- tists, and Churchman, and he had friends amongst all these, they were one on the great questions of morality and virtue and if they inquired for the most liberal in every neighbourhood—and liberality was a good test of the depth of religious feeling—they would be found to belong to all dellominations alike. The Independents and the Calvinistic Methodists were one in doctrine, though there was a little difference in the mode in which the doctrines were set forth.. It would be a great bles- sing, were they to feel that none of them had dis- covered all the great truths of the Bible, which contains mines of riches which will not be exhausted to all the ages of eternity, and it was a presumption for any one de- nomination to say they have all the truth. (Applause.) It would be unwise for him to take too much of the valu- able time of the Conference. (Cries of. "Go on.") As the president had remarked, the way to a closer union was clear enough—it was to unite against the common enemy, the evils of the age. There <> was nothing that united a country so much as the presence of a common enemy so let them unite against the sins of the age. Let them unite to uppose the heresies of the age, its ritualism, and its immorality, and against its drunkenness, It was a pity that drunkenness and other sins prevailed ( in the country, notwithstanding all its ad'vantages—crimes 11 that brought such a disgrace upon the country. (Ap- plause.) The Rev. JOSEPH THOMAS (Carno) next addressed the meeting. A PUBLIC MEETING was held in the evening, at which Mr. Henry Richard, M.P., presided. Mr. RICHARD, in the course of his remarks, said that they had just been witnesses of a most delightful sight. The Welsh Presbyterians had sent an influential depu- tation to present words of Christian and brotherly greeting to the Congregational Union of Wales; but to his mind it was still more significant as illustrative of a tendency which he thought was one of the best signs of the times, a growing tendency to unity among the free churches of this coun- try. He had seen it estimated recently that the evan- gelical Nonconformists of this country have among them 24,000 places of worship, and he ventured to say that a member of any one of those churrhes might go into any of those places of worship and find that the same truths were preached, and the same forms of worship observed, as in his own. The reason of this state of things was that these bodies have been drawing nearer to each other; and it can now be said with propriety that the two great bodies referred to are in reality one united body. Refer- ring to the Established Church, Mr. Richard observed that the consciences of the members of that body allowed them to live for years in close ecclesiastical communication with men who taught the doctrines of the mass, prayer for the dead, &c., but their consciences rebelled against allowing an evangelical Nonconformist to go into a churchyard and say a few words of Christian consolation over the re- mains of a deceased brother. Comparing the Established and Nonconformist churches, he said that the one was united by the iron hand of the law, while the other was m unity of spirits. Our report of the rest of the proceedings will appear next week.
THE VORD GRON AND THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFODAU OF 1876 AND 1877. We are requested to publish the following correspond- ence, bearing upon the accounts of the Wrexham Eistedd- fod of last year, and the Carnarvon National Eisteddfod of this year:— 7, Queen Victoria-street, London, 7th August, 1877. To the Secretary of the Vord (iron. Dear Sir,—The Wrexham National Eisteddfod accounts having been, pursuant to arrangement, courteously submitted to me on behalf of the Vord Gron, I have now inspected them accord- ingly, and have returned them to Mr. John Bury, from whom I t recieved them, accompanied by a letter, a copy of which I fin- close herewith.—I remain faithfully yours, (Signed) HUGH OWEN. 7, Queen Victoria-street, 6th August, 1877. John Bury, Esq. My Dear Sir,—I return you by railway the accounts and vouchers of the Wrexham Eisteddfod of 187(5, and I enclose herewith the "statement of accounts," which I have signed on behalf of the Vord Gron. I am very sorry for the vexation which the financial result of the Eisteddfod has occasioned to the Com- mittee of management. This, doubtless, was greatly enhanced by the premature announcement that the Eisteddfod would yield a surplus of several hundreds of pounds. The committee have, however, the satisfaction of knowing that so far as the chief objects of an eisteddfod are concerned, the Wrexham National Eisteddfod was a wonderful success, and that that fact is everywhere acknowledged. If the committee were to undertake to get up another eisteddfod their experience would enable them to avoid some mistakes, but it is the misfortune of the committees of eisteddfodau that they have in each instance to feel their way as best they can without the advantage of pre- vious experience. I shall be obliged to you to convey my thanks to the committee for their courtesy in allowing me in behalf of the Vord Gron to inspect the statement of accounts and the vouchers. I will only add that all parties concerned have good reason to be satisfied with the careful and painstaking examina- tion which the accounts have received at the hands of the audi- tors.—I remain, my dear sir, yours faithfully, HUGH OWEN. Caersws, July 21,1877. To the Secretary of the Carnarvon Eisteddfod. W. E. Davies, Esq.—Dear Sir,-With respect to the Gorsedd degrees and examinations for the same, and other matters re- lating to your National Eisteddfod of this year, to the success of which we are proud to contribute, a Vord Gron meeting was held on Friday last. I was requested at that meeting to as- certain, if I could, if no less than one-half of the profits of the Carnairon Eisteddfod of 1877 shall be devoted towards educa- tion, either in the town of Carnarvon, Aberystwyth, or else- where, and will your committee agree to nominate Mr. Hugh Owen, of London, on behalf of the Vord Gron to be one of your auditors of the Eisteddfod balance-sheet. On behalf of the meeting, I remain, dear sir, your obedient servant, J. CEIRIOG HUGHES. P.S.—Any objection for this letter and your reply thereto being published ? National Eisteddfod of Wales. Carnarvon, 24th July, 1877. Mr. J. Ceiriog Hughes. Dear Sir.—I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 21st instant. At the proclamation of the Eisteddfod at Wrex- ham last year, it was publicly announced that one-half of our surplus, should there be any, would be given to the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth. This determination we have seen no reason to change, and the half of any profit that may ac- crue must be devoted to the cause mentioned then and tonoother. We cannot, therefore, give any assurance that the half will be devoted to the cause of education in Carnarvon, Aberystwyth, or elsewhere." It must go to Aberystwyth and that alone. As to the question of auditors, the Committee cannot see the right of the Vord Gron to appoint one to examine our balance-sheet. I have no doubt the guarantors of the Eisteddfod, in whose hands this appointment rests, would be glad to avail themselves of Mr. Owen's valuable aid in that capacity if his name were brought before them. As I said before, the naming of auditors has been left to them and to no other body. As they have signed a bond guaranteeing the exponses to the extenbofJ2,000, I think they are the proper persons. You are at liberty to publish this letter should you doom it advisable.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, (Signed) W. E. DAVIES, Secretary. Caersws, Aug. 8th, 1877. To the Secretary of the Carnarvon Eisteddfod. Dear Sir,—I thank you for your letter of the 24th July. I find on enquiry that the understanding in regard to the appro- priation of a moiety of the surplus of your Eisteddfod is just as stated by you. The Vord Gron does not claim any rightto appoint an auditor of your Eisteddfod accounts, but I submit that it would be a matter of great satisfaction to a large body of persons who are deeply attached to the National Eisteddfod, if your Committee would, as the Wrexham Eisteddfod Committee have done, courteously allow Mr. Hugh Owen to inspect your balance sheet on behalf of the Vord Grou.-I remain, dear sir, yours very truly, J. CEIRIOG HUGHES. W. E. Davies, Esq.
THE CASE OF BUBB v. JONES. This case, in which Messrs. Thomas and William Bubb, painters, of Aberystwyth and Newtown, were the plaintiffs, and the Rev. James Jones, rector of Cellan, near Lampeter, was the defendant, and which had been previously heard at the Aberystwyth and Newtown County Courts, came on for hearing before a jury at the Welshpool County Court on Wednesday, August 8. It was a claim for 217 18s., for work done at Cellan Rectory. Mr. Griffith Jones, Aberystwyth, was for the plaintiffs Mr. J. J. Atwood, Aberystwyth, for the defendant. Edward Powell said he was foreman to the plaintiffs in 1874, when they were employed to paint Cellan Rectory. Jones and Son, the contractors, who employed plaintiffs, failed. On hearing of the failure he went to the Rectory and stopped the work. That was on Saturday, the 7th February. After going round the house they went to the kitchen, and Mr. Jone?, the rector, was told that the men were to leave the work. Defendant said he could not have the work stopped, but that he must have it finished. He told them to go on with the work and he would pay. There were present in the room Henry Bubb, one of the workmen, Mr. Jones, the architect, ^liss Cooke, and the defendant, Miss Cooke passing in and out. He told the men to go on with the work, and to obey the direction of the Rector. Defendant gave a reason for his being in a position to employ men as there was an instalment due to the contractors of £ 160 from the Queen Anne's Bounty. The men continued to work until the following Wed- nesday. Henry Bubb, a brother of the plaintiffs, and foreman of the men at work at Cellan Rectory in 1874, gave corrobo- rative evidence as to what occurred in the kitchen at the Rectory. He also spoke of the Harare of the work done, and estimated that £7 would be ample for the work done up to the Saturday. John Jones, one of the contractors for the Rectory, said he failed in 1874. When he asked the plaintiffs to prove against his esiate, they declined, saying the Rector would pay them. John Bevan, post-boy, driver of the witness Powell, and Mr. George Jones, the architect, on their visit to Cellan, spoke to the time of the visit. For the defence, Mr. Atwood called the defendant, who said the foreman, Powell, and Mr. Geo. Jones, the archi- tect, came to the Rectory at from six to half-past in the evening. The house was then in an unfinished state, and the only living room was the kitchen, which was about thirteen feet square. They went over the house, and then came into the kitchen. He had just heard Powell and Henry Bubb make a statement as to his paying them for the work, and he was surprised at it. He never spoke a word to Powell on the occasion of his visit, and did not know until some days after who Powell was. The whole statement was a falsehood. He never acted while the work was in progress without consulting the architect for Queen Anne's Bounty, Mr. George Jones. The letter put in as a certificate was written at the request of Henry Bubb, who said it was usual to get a recommendation on the completion of a job, as it might help them to another. It had no authority whatever. At Mr. George Jones's office after- wards, either on the 16th or 23rd, there was some trough- ing and plumbing wanting completion, and Bubb asked witness to become responsible for it, and he refused. They then asked the architect to become responsible, and he refused. By Mr. Griffith Jones-He was not told by any of the men at the visit on Saturday that the contractor had failed. He never exchanged a word with them. Miss Angelina Cooke, sister-in-law of the defendant, said she remembered Powell and the architec t coming to the Rectory on the 7th February, 1874. She was in the room the whole of the time that the men werethere. No such conversaion as that related by Henry Bubb and Powell occurred. Did not think the latter spoke to the defendant. Ann Griffiths, at the time servant in the employ of the defendant, said she heard no such conversation as spoken to by plaintiffs' witnesses. She left the room once to fetch some glasses. Mr. George Jones, architect, Aberystwyth, said he was employed to superintend the building of Cellan Rectory. After going round the house they went into the kitchen, where lie remained during the whole time he was in the house. He did not hear any such conversation as related by Powell and Bubb. Nothing was said to him on the sub- ject. He thought it very uulikely that such a conversa- tion could have taken place without his hearing. The advocates addressed the Jury, and his Honour went over the evidence, when the Jury found for the plaintiff £ 510s.
ABERYSTWYTH MARKET.—Wheat sold at 8s. 6d. to 9s. Od. 1.1 bushel; barley, 5s. 6d. to 6s. Od.; oats, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d.; eggs, 14 for a shilling; salt butter, Os. Oil. to Is. 2d. V lb.; fresh butter, Os. Od. to Is. 6d. 1.1 tb.; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Otl. 740 couple; ducks, 4s. 6d. to 6s. Od. geese, 0s. Od. to Os. 0d. turkeys, Os. Od. to Os. 0d.; potatoes, Os. Od. to 0s. Od. 1í measure; new potatoes, lid. to 2d. 7tJ tb.
PONTRHYDYGROES. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Sunday, August 5, a young man of the name of Thomas Lloyd, Pantycraf, was in his usual health at dinner time. Soon afterwards he went upstairs, and he was found lying dead on the bed.
ABERYSTWYTH. BOATS ASHORE.—Early on Thursday morning, a stiff wind blowing from the south-west, the fishing smacks Magdalen, Captain John Jenkins, and the Fairy Queen dragged their anchors and got ashore in front of the Marine Terrace. No damage was done. The Mary Ann and the Harriet withstood the storm, and on Thursday morning were seen riding at anchor in the bay. NIGHT BRAWLERS.-On Wednesday night, or early on Thursday morning, the recently-erected lamp pillar at the corner of Terrace-road and Portland-street was damaged, so that it was necessary to remove it. The police are in possession of information, on which they will be able to take action. The names of the persons implicated in this lawless act, when made known, will cause a good deal of surprise. BOARD SCHOOL. TEA TRKAT.—It was decided at a meet- ing of the Board held on the 13th July last, to open a subscription list to give the children of the Board School a treat in the way of tea and cake. Subscriptions amounting to JS16 were obtained, and on Friday, the 3rd of August, the whole of the children, numbering about 500, sat down to a plentiful supply of good things, and ap- peared to thoroughly enjoy themselves. After tea there was a supply of sweets and nuts distributed among the children. The sehool was very neatly decorated with banners and evergreens, erected by the pupil teachers and children of the schools. The tea was provided by Mr. Davies, confectioner, Pier-street, to whom great credit is due for the excellent manner in which he catered for the school. Mr. Perry, the school attendance officer, worked assiduously in making the meeting a success. EXCURSION.—On Tuesday, Aug. 7th, the M.U.I.O. Aberystwyth district of Oddfellows made an excursion by the Manchester and Milford Railway to Carmarthen. At eight o'clock a procession, headed by two Past Grands (Brothers John Richards and Thomas Jones), and the Car- diganshire Artillery Band, and consisting of the brothers, two abreast, the sword bearers, the juvenile drum and fife band and the Juvenile Lodge, and the brothers of the Rheidol, St. Davids, Temple of Love, Padarn, and the Talybont Lodges, proceeded to the station. On arriving at the Carmarthen station they were met by the officers and members of the Carmarthen Lodges, and presented with an address of welcome. After parading the principal streets of the town, the brothers, numbering about thirty- three, sat down tel dinner at the Boar's Head Hotel. Brother Edward Hamer occupied the chair, and Brother J. G. Griffiths, C.S., the vice-chair. Grace was said by the Rev. Bro. T. C. Evans, curate of St. Michael's, and thanks after meat by the Rev. Brother W. R. Lloyd. The Chairman having given the usual loyal and patriotic toasts, then gave the Aberystwyth district of Oddfellows" coupled with the name of Mr. J. J. Griffiths, C.S., who responded by giving an account of the financial and nume- rical state of the district. The health of the Chairman was given by Mr. Griffiths, who expressed the thanks of the members to Mr. Hamer for his attention to the affairs of the excursion, and for his attendance. P.P.G.M. Edward Williams proposed a vote of thanks to the Car- marthen Lodges for their generous reception, and the ad- dress they had presented at the station. P.P.G.M. Lewis Carmarthen district, suitably responded, as did also Mr: Secretary Williams, of Carmarthen. Votes of thanks having been accorded to C.S. J. J. Griffiths, and Sees. Jen- kins and Thomas, for their assistance in connection with the excursion, the meeting terminated. THE WORKHOUSE CHILDREN'.—On Thursday, August 2nd, the children of the Aberystwyth Workhouse, at°the invitation of Mrs. Lewis Pugh Pugh, visited Abermaide in charge of Mrs. Thomas, the matron, and the industrial trainer, Miss Evans. They were met at the Llanrhystyd- road station by a waggon, and conveyed to Abermaide, where a thoroughly pleasant day was enjoyed, Mrs. Pugh, doing all in her power to make her visitors comfortable. On arriving, a supply of cake and milk was distributed. A substantial dinner of roast beef, &c., followed. Sweets were provided at two o'clock, tea and cake, and other niceties, in the evening, and a second distribution of cake and milk immediately before starting. The children were shown over the house and grounds, romped to their hearts content in the hay fields, and generally enjoyed themselves. NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—At a meeting of the Committee of the North Cardiganshire Agricultural Society held on Monday, August 7th, in the Town Hall, Captain G. G. Williams presiding, it was announced that the attendance of all the judges had been secured. Mr. Pell was requested to wait on the Town Council, and arrange for the use of the Smithfield, and also to solicit the co-operation of the members in promoting the objects of the society. He was likewise requested to ask what space, if any, would be provided for the Quarterly Horse fairs, in accordance with an application made by the deputation from the Society two months ago. Details were entered into in furtherance of the wishes of the Society to have regulation 14 enforced. Tickets were ordered to be printed for distribution among the owners of stock, entered at a charge of sixpence each (excepting one), any further tickets to be issued by order of the committee or stewards to the secretaries for any extra attendant when necessary. Such ticket will not admit to the show yard after ten o'clock in the morning, and will not entitle the holder to re-admission. The exhibitors are particularly requested to notice regulation 9, as the good order of the yard cannot be maintained unless that regulation is strictly adhered it. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT, MONPAT AUGUST 6TH, 1877.—PresentThe Mayor, J. Wat- kins, Esq., and J. W. Szlumper, Esq. Cruelty to Animals :-John Davies, a farmer, residing at Cwmnewidion, Upper Llanfihangel, was summoned by Inspector Robert Everitt, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for improperly convey- ing a goat in the Borough of Aberystwyth on the 2nd July, so as to cause it unnecessary pain and suffering.— The officer said :—I was on duty in the Borough of Aberystwyth on the 2nd July, about a mile from the town leading towards Aberaaron I observed a cart approaching me being driven by defendant; I could see the head of some animals swinging backwards and forwards near the hind part of the cart. When I approached it I discovered a goat lying on its back, with its legs tightly tied with a cord, on the top of the seat, the head of the animal hang- ing down, swaying too and fro as if in pain. I examined the head of it, and found that the eyes were glazed, which was caused by the rush of blood to the head. It was evidently cruel to convey an animal in that posi- tion. I also observed blood on the head of the goat, which was caused from the ton of the ear having been cut off bv defendant to mark it. On speaking to defendant about conveying the animal in that state, he replied, My cart was so full I could not take it any other way. I will take it down when I get to the toll gate, and let it walk home."?Since he has been here to-day he has in- formed me that he did not take the goat down, but carried it in the same way which I saw it home, a distance of 12 miles.—In defence, the defendant stated that he could not carry the goat in any other way as his cart was full, and made a long rambling statement.-The magistrates said that they were determined to put down all cases of cruelty, but as this was the first of the kind which had been brought before them, they would only inflict a small penalty, but in all cases in future a heavy fine would be inflicted. —Fined JE1 2s., including costs, which were paid.
CARDIGAN. SCENE BETWEEN A POLICE-CONSTABLE AND THE GOVERNOR OF THE COUNTY PRISON.—Our correspond- ent writes :—A woman named Margaret Evans was committed at Aberystwyth for milking a neighbour's cow, and was brought down from Aberaeron in custody of P.O. Evan Griffiths. When arriving at the gaol, the policeman handed his prisoner, warrant, and a child six- teen months old, over to the gaoler, who refused taking the child in. The policeman, not knowing what to do with the child, refused to take it from the mother, and on his refusal the gaoler locked the constable in for three quarters of an hour, when, sooner than being locked up there he took the child to the police station, and it was after- wards conveyed, by order, to the workhouse. Whether the gaoler was justified in locking the constable in for such a long time remains to be seen. THE CLAY PITS.-An adjourned vestry on this subject was held on Thursday last, 2nd August, Mr. Thomas Davies, BankHouse, in the chair. The meeting was again adjourned until Monday, at 10 a.m., and again further adjourned until Thursday at 11 a.m. SEA-SIDE TREAT.—On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Mr. T. Morgan, solicitor, gave his annual treat to his domestic and farm servants to the Gwbert. The weather was beautifully fine, and all heartily enjoyed themselves, returning to Cardigan in the evening much pleased with the happy manner in which they had spent the day throughout. BURIAL BOARD.—A meeting of this Board was held on Thursday last, the 2nd August, Mr. T. Davies, presiding. The only business of importance was the applying of the seal to the deeds in connection with the old and new cemetery grounds. It was stated that Mr. Woodward promised to supply the Board at the next meeting with plans and specifications of the necessary boundary wall, and it was also agreed that the clerks do communicate with the Public Works Loan Commissioners as to a loan, and that the further consideration of the matters be de- ferred to the next ordinary meeting. CARDIGAN UNION RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.—The monthly meeting was held on Saturday, August 4. Pre- sent Mr. J. T. W. James (in the chair), Messrs. Asa J. Evans, and Benjamin Rees. In regard to the supply of water at Cwmdigwell, St. Dogmells, the Chairman read a letter from Mr. Thomas Evans, of Cardiff, the mortgagee of the house through which it was proposed to bring the water, objecting to its being done, as it would depreciate the value of the property at least £ 20. After a long dis- cussion, it was resolved that the Clerk do again write to the occupier of the house in question offering E9. 10s. for any damage that might arise to the passage, and if not agreed to, to inform her that action would be taken to en- force it, as many persons could swear the water behind the house was once public, and ran out at the pine end at the same time the Clerk and Inspector of Nuisances were directed to gather evidence to support a case for trial, if necessary. Mr. W. M. Noott, medical officer of health for No. 1 district, sent in his report for the year, 1876, and also, at the same time, his resignation. The first was directed to be forwarded to the Local Government Board, and the resignation being accepted, the Clerk was re- quested to write to Dr. Phillips, asking him to take up the duties for a month, at the same terms as those of Mr. Noott.—The Inspector of Nuisances reported the district free from epidemic disease, and in a most satisfactory sani- tary condition.
TOWYN. THE BAZAAR.—The report of the bazaar will be pub- lished next week. EARLY SPORT.—Two gentlemen while out shooting on Morfa farm, by this town, killed two beautiful geese on Thursday, August 2nd. There are a great num- ber of ducks and teals on the estuary of the Dysynni river and on the adjoining marshes, and there are fewer sewin and other fish than for many years, thus verifying the saying-" Many ducks, few fishes." THE FLOODS,—The waters are slowly subsiding, but much of the inundation remains upon the low lands, where the crops are ruined. It is now more than three weeks sincethe breakage. An opinion very generally prevails that the outlet into the sea is too small, but of course it was not calculated to discharge floods caused by the frequent breaking of the embankments. Two professional drainers were consulted upon this subject, but they gave different opinions as to the amount of outlet required. Mr. Bailey Denton, who is of the same profession, and who planned and carried out the Dysynni drainage-he has been much employed in draining land-has expressed an opinion that any interference with the present iron pipes might be dangerous. It is also much thought that the slope of the banks is too steep, but Mr. Denton has given it as his opinion that that is a comparatively small fault. In places they are nearly perpendicular. It does, however, appear to us not skilled in drainage works, to be a question whether a wide drain or ditch close to the foot of the embankments, and in many places in a peaty soil, may not tend to weaken them. About £ 300 were spent upon repairs of the banks last year, or last year and part of the preceding one. The loss to the district by the late floods has been very great, Before this drainage, when tkere was a flood, as the river subsided, so did the water on the marshes. It now seems to be held in as in a saucer.—Another correspondent writes: It is not only the corn, hay, and grass that have perished under the baneful effects of the flood in the valley of the Dysynni, but the pheasants, partridges, salmon, sewin, bass, mullet, trout, flounders, and eels have died in great numbers. The herons, gulls, ducks, and birds of every description are having a fine time of it, and swarm in great numbers all over the place, affording good sport. The oldest inhabi- tants do not remember the floods having such mortal effect upon the fish as this time, and a great many are curious to ascertain the cause of it.
CARNARVON. TOWN COUNCIL.—The Mayor (Mr. Hugh Pugh) presided at the monthly meeting held on Tuesday night. Mr. Hope was appointed deputy sergeant-at-mace in succession to his brother. Two tenders for the town scavenging were sent in-Mr. Thomas Jones B450. and Messrs. T. Williams and T. Parry 2359. The tender of Messrs. Williams and Parry was accepted conditionally. John Hughes was appointed inspector of the public slaughter houses at an annual salary of £26. The inspector was instructed to visit all the slaughter houses, and take. proceedings against such as were in an uncleanly state.
LLANIDLOES. THE CALVINISTIC MKTHODISTS.—On Wednesday, August 1st, the English Calvinistic Methodist Church held its an- nual tea party in a field kindly lent by Mr. Richard Mills, The Green, for the occasion. The procession started from the schoolroom at three o'clock, headed by the pastor of the church, and the Revs. D. Rowlands, M. A. Bangor, and N Cynhafal Jones, and proceeded in good order through the town. The tea was provided by Mr. Thomas Morris, Longbridge-st., and it is needless to say gave general satis- faction.—The following ladies presided at the tables:- Mrs. Breeze, China Lane, and Mrs. Evan Mills, Great Oak Street; Mrs. Pryce, Bristol House, and Mrs. Mills, Board Schools; Miss Morria, Trade Hall, and Mrs. Hamer, London'House Miss Roberts, Dollenog, and Mrs Evan Morris.—Tea being over the company became scat- tered over the spacious field, and they amused themselves with various games, and from the cheerful aspect which every countenance wore, all seemed to be thoroughly en- joying themselves. For some hours the weather proved very favourable, but a little after six the sky assumed a n'n very threatening appearance, and soon the rain began to descend, and at last came down so rapidly that about seven o'clock all were glad to beat a hasty retrt to the schoolroom. Here a very pleasing evening entertainment was held-one person after another kindly showing every readiness to cast his mite into the general treasury. Re- citations were given by Mr Hugh Jones, London and Pro- vincial Bank, songs by Misses Anderson and Morris, and also by different members of the school, and the meeting was brought to a close by votes of thanks being accorded to the ladies who had presided at the tables, and to Mr. Mills, The Green, for the loan of his field. QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, THURS- DAY, AUG. 2.—Present: The Mayor (R. G. Greenhow, Esq.), in the chair, Aldermen Davies and Jones, Councillors Thomas, W. A. Davies, R. Jones, E. Williams, W. Jerman, G. Morgan, E. Davies, and D. Davies. The Gas A ccountR.- Proposed by Alderman Jones and seconded by Councillor R. Jones, That the gas accounts be paid at once on the compapy allowing 10 per cent. discount."—Carried unani- mously. The School Board Election.-Propoged by Councillor Williams andseconded by Councillor Thomas, That the Board of Guar- dians be charged £ 1 Is. for the use of the Ballot boxes, &c., at the last School Board Election for the parish of Llanidloes."— carried unanimously. Severn Port.-Proposed by Councillor Williams and seconded by Alderman Davies, That Mr. Edward Lewis be requested to state whether or not he will remove the privies he has erected on the (piece of land claimed by him in Severn Port. "-Mr Lewis beftig present was asked the question and he declined to remove them.—Proposed by Councillor Thomas and seconded by Alder- man T. Jones, That this Council adjourn from this meeting to take possession of the piece of land claimed by Mr. E. Lewis, pursuant to the Resolution No. 3 of last meeting.—Carried unani- mously. Jfedical Officer's Report. Proposed by Alderman Jones, seconded by Councillor Thomas, That the medical officer's re- port be referred to the Scavenger's Committee."—Carried unani- mously. Proposed by Alderman Davies and seconded by Councillor Jones, That this meeting be adjourned to this day month-*
DOLGELLEY. THE BOARD SCHOOLS. —J INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The following is a copy of H.M. Inspector's report:— Very satisfactory. S. Owen has passed well and E. T. Williams and S. L. Griffiths fairly, but Williams should pay attention to composition, euclid, and algebra, and Griffiths to grammar, composition, and geography. The passes on the average attendance were equal to 96 per cent.: — Specific subjects, article 21. Domestic economy, 1; animal physiology, 1 = 2 at 4s. Grant on average attendance, 24i 14s.; on infants presented, B13 12s. in standards, 238 11s.; in classes, £19 16s. in spe- cific subjects, 8s. grant for pupil teacher, art. 19 E, 24 6s.8d. total, £118 7s. 8d. No reductions. The report for Brithdir Board School has also been re- ceived. The average attendance was 49, the passes being about 70 per cent., which is considered satisfactory for a country school. The grant was £ 26 6s. The following is a copy of the report:—"Considering the prevalence of fever last year this school has passed a fair examination in the elementary snbjects." Claim on attendance, article 19 A and -1 c:.pnp.1I.l 4s., boys under master, 139; 2, Music, Is., do., 139; 3, D and O, Is., do., 139; number for payment at 6s., 139. Infants, 4 to 7 years of age, article 19 B.—Qualified for presentation, 36; presented, 34; number of payments at 8s., 34. Standards A 19, B 2, and 22 B.—Qualified for examina- tion, 94; presented for examination, 93; passes in read- ng, 91; writing, 87; arithmetic, 79; 257 at 3s.
MOLD. THE BOARD SCHOOLS.—Mr. J. Owen, of the Grammar School, Machynlleth, conducted a public examination of the Board Schools at Mold, on Tuesday, the 31st July. The answers given displayed a high state of efficiency on the part of the schools, and the able manner in which Mr. Owen performed the duties served to bring out the child- ren most advantageously. The examination was presided over by the Rev. Roger Edwards, chairman of the School Board, who, as well as the other members, was highly pleased with the efficiency of the schools under their charge.
CORWEN. INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION.—The proceeds of the Indus- trial exhibition and bazaar for the purpose of raising funds towards the building fund for the erection of a new Wes- leyan Chapel in this town amounted to 2250.
SHIPPING. Week ending August 9, 1877. ABERYSTWYTH. Arrived.—H. E. Taylor (ss), Richards, Liverpool; Jane Morgans, Aberthaw. Sailed.-Maid of Meirion, Edwards, Bristol; Jane Morgans, Morgans, Swansea; II. E. Taylor (ss) Richards, Bristol. ABERDOVEY. Arrived.—Margaret Ellen, Davies, Swansea Cere, Humphreys, Garston; Meirion Lass, Morgans, Dublin, Martha, Richards, Gefle (Sweden); Cygnet, Thomas Gothenburg. Sailed. Seven Brothers, Bowen, Dundalk; Jane Owens, Williams, Kingstown: Ann, Hughes, Kingstown Beatrice, Rees, Londonderry; Margaret Ellen, Davies, Carnarvon.
CHESTER REGATTA. This annual gathering was held on Thursday, August 2, on Dee Banks, the committee ground being below the WhIte Ot Hotel. Umpires, W. H. Churton and J. Fairle, starter, W. "Ni. Williams, judge, H. Taylor, clerk of weights, E. Wynne -Jones, clerk of telegraphs, C. P. Douglas, honorary treasurer, j. m. Nicholson, honorary secretary, O. E. Biddulph- -i ne louowmg races were rowed :— Maiden Fours. The Ladies Prize. Distance The clubs represented were the Liverpool, Nemesis (.lanchester), Didsbury, Nottingham, Grosvenor (Cbester), Nortll\]ch, and Royal Chester. In the concluding heat, tne K°y^ Chester crew beat the Liverpool crew by about hall a lengtn alter a well contested race. Junior Sculls. The Lumley Plate, ^tance about a mile.— The clubs represented were the Prince °' v>aies (Manchester), London, Royal Chester, Mersey, and W estminster (Chester). In the concluding heat, F. C. Tasker, of theestminster, beat A. W. Dickson, of the Royal Chester, by half a dozen lengths. Senior Pairs.—Distance one nine. Ine eraesis, Pengwern (Shrewsbury), Burton, and KoyaJ Chester Rowing Clubs were represented". At the concluslO., J. Cook and J. C. Crampton, of the Pengwern, beat the Koyal Chester pair, who gave up the race midway, after twice running into the bank. Senior sculli -,rlie Preston, London, Liverpool, and Sunder- land clubs were represented. Finally, A. W. Grove, of the London, fouled W. H. Potts, of the Sunderland, in attempting to take his water consequently the latter was adjudged victor. The City of Chester Challenge Cup, with presentation cups.— The Royal Chester, Hereford, and Pengwern crews competed, but the race was practically between the two first-named. After an excellent spin, the Chester crew won by a length and a quarter. The Town Plate, presented by the Mayor of Chester, open only to Chester gentlemen, was won by the Grosvenor Club. The Senior Junior Fours. The Wirrall Challenge Cup, with presentation cups. This was won by the Nottingham crew by. a length and a quarter. The Coracle Race was won by George Dunbebbing. Senior.Junior Pairs (The Members' Plate).—This was won by the Nemesis crew. Eight-oared (Jig Race. The Dee Cup.—This was perhaps the best race of the day, and was won by the Mersey crew. Ise Tho usual dinner was dispensed with, and the prizes were de- livered to the successful competitors, by the Mayor, shortly after the last race. l
| BIRTHS. MARRIAGES. & DEATHS. MARRIAGES. ROWLANDS—ELLIS—Aug. 2nd, at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, by the Rev. T. K. Williams, assisted by the Revs. T. Phillips, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, and D. F. Ellis, brother of the bride, and in the presence of Nlr. D. H. Evans, the Regis- trar, Thomas, the youngest son of the late Rev. W. Rowlands (Gwilym LIeyn), to Catherine, youngest daughter of Mr. John' Ellis, ironmonger, Aberystwyth. WILLIAMS—HSTSTKB—Aug. 8th, at ParkyveIvet Chapel Carmar- then, by the Rev. Dr. Vance Smith, William Williams, M.A., H.M.'s Inspector of Schools, to Jessy, second daughter of the late Rev. Stephenson Hunter, Principal of the Presbyterian College, Carujarthen. DEATHS. DA VIEs-July 28th. at The Church Lodge, Leighton, Mary, wife of Wm. Davies, Welshpool. GLENNIE-Aug. 2nd, at Hafod-y-Bwch, near Rnabon, the resi- dence of her brother-in-law, H. Dennis, Esq., Lurty, wife of W. H. Glennie, Esq., of Birmingham. ROBERTS—July 29th,. AGED 65, Mary Roberts, Cambrian-terrace, Llangollen. Aug. 4th, aged 29, William, son of the late William rilsley, currier, formsriy of Newtown. T" 3rd, ageli 93, at the Chain Cottagev Garthmvl. Mary, widow of Mr. Lewis Turner, Berriew. W 29th, agect 69, Samuel Warren, Q.C. NewtowiT^U^ '•*» ^r- Edwd. Williams, woolsorter,
By Press Association Telegram. GENERAL. The inquest on Patrick Carly, who was found dead on Saturday, Aug. 4. in the grounds of Mr. Pocock, at Ham- mersmith, was opened on Thursday. The evidence of Daniel Lea, who found the body, was taken, and the case adjourned in the hope that the Government will offer a reward. Notice of appeal to the House of Lords in the case of Barnall and Carlton has been given by Mr. Grant's olicitors.
THE REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH SHROPSHIRE. Sir Baldwyn Leighton was on Thursday elected for South Shropshire, in the room of Colonel Corbett, re- signed.
THE INTERNATIONAL RIFLE MATCH. A Times Philadelphia telegram states that the futer- national rifle match is fixed for Sept. 13 and 14.
THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. „ Ischyl, Thursday- I he Emperor of Germany left here this morning at nW o clock.
BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET.—THHRSDAY. There was a thin attendance at the Corn Exchange, and very little business was transacted. Few farmers were present, and the grain they had to offer was at last week's rates* In some cases it sold at a slight reduction, but in most cases last. week's quotations were maintained. There was a limited demand for foreign wheat. Peas re- main steady, and there was a fair trade in oats at pre- vious rates. Weather showery.
THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ELECTION. Lord Burghley and Captain Edmund Wyatt Edgell (Liberal) were to-day nominated, at Kettering, as can- didates for Northamptonshire.
A WEDDING AT ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. The marriage of Miss Ada Louisa White, daughter of the Lord Mayor, to Mr. Cecil Herbert Thornton Price, was celebrated on Thursday in St. Paul's Cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Ely, and Canon Liddon officiated.
THE WAR. The Telegraph second edition contains a telegram from Loftcha, stating that the Turkish losses in the recent battle were very small. The Russians did not expose themselves' so much as at Plevna. Their loss is esti- mated at fifteen hundred. They did not light with much spirit or tenacity, and their infantry was kept more under cover than during the last three engagements. The Turks have expended no less than four million rifle cartridges. A Shumla telegram says the Russians apparently intend attacking Osman Bazar. Constantinople, Wednesday. Osman Pacha reports the defeat on Tuesday of eight battalions of Russian Infantry and eight squadrons of Cavalry at Loftcha. Mehemet Ali telegraphs the defeat of two Russian regiments and one battalion of Infantry at Ayaslar. The Porte announces its intention to com- plete the fortifications of Gallipoli, and that it will be able to defend it against any attack. REPORTED FIGHTING AT PLEVNA. Constantinople, Thursday. According to intelligence received here, in diplomatic circles, the Russians, in luperior force, have attacked Osman Pacha at Plevna to-day. The result of the fight- ing is not known.
The High Court meeting of the Ancient Order of Foresters met on Monday at Greenwich, under the presidency of Mr. WoocJ. High Chief Ringer, who opened the proceedings with an ad. dress. The, Wesleytn Conference at Bristol on Monday considered the scheme of the committee appointed by the last Conference on lay representation. Several details were altered, but in the main|the scheme, which is to take effect next year, was adopted. The recent proceedings of the Obstructives in Parliament were discussed on Monday at a meeting of Home Rule members held in London, presided over by Mr. A. Moore. Mr. Butt ad dressed the meeting, and a resolution was proposed, declaring the conduct of a small section of the party to be reprehensible. Mr Parnell made a speech denying that his policy was one of obstruction, and an amendment was moved to the effect that the resolution was inopportune. The meeting, however, broke up without any decision being come tOL At a meeting of South Wales miners, at Merthyr, on Monday, it was resolved to form a nnion, to be called the Amalgamated Association of Miners. Mr. T. Halliday was elected president. At the Swansea Assizes, on Tuesday, the trial of James Thomas, colliery manager and proprietor, for the man- slaughter of William Jones, one of the five men killed by the Tynewydd Colliery accident was resumed. The negligence charged was that of neglecting to take the pre- caution of boring in advance of the working. 'f1t.1. L'L .,]- AJie ucieuutj was wia* ueienaam; was guilty only 01 an error in judgment as to the position of the fault. Several gentlemen of high standing gave him an excellent charac- ter for ability and care for twenty-five years.—The jury, after being locked up for two hours, disagreed, and the defendant was liberated on his own recognizances. BISHOP CAREY'S FUND.—The Trustees of" Bishop Carey's fund held their meeting at the Palace, St. Asaph, on the 26th July, when the following grants were made:- To the restoration of the Church at Llandrillo-yn- Edeirmon £ -0; to new Churches at the Lodge, £ 50; at Dinmael, Liang wm, £ 70; at Esclusham, Wrexham, £ 80; at xsrynioo, £ 40 to a parsonage at Nerquis, £100 to tho National Schoolrooms at Ruthin, 210; at Cynwyd, £10; to a schoolmaster's house at Dyserth, 220 and to indigent clergy, £ 20. The total amount granted was £ 420. NANNAU GARDENS RAINFALL, AUCUST.-Altitutle of gauge above sea level, 692 feet. Total inches, 7.97. Days on which 0'01 inches fell, 19. The wettest day was the 15th, when 1'84 inches fell. Mean temperature of the month, 56 degrees. A dull cold month, sun much wanted for out-door operations generally.—Signed, G. COGKE. FOUNDERING OF AN ABERYSTWYTH SCHOONER. On Friday there landed at the little Cornish port of Meva- gissey, Captain Jones and the crew of the schooner Jane, of Aberystwyth, in their ship's boat. They report that at five o'clock on Friday morning, when 10 miles off the Deadman, the schooner sprung a leak, and began to fill at once. The crew had scarcely cleared her in their boat, and had saved scarcely any effects, before she went down. The Jane was bound from Cardiff to Brading with coal. She was insured. The crew were forwarded to their homes by the shipwrecked Fishermen s Society. PREFERMENTS IN THLE DIOCESE OF ST. DAVTD'S. The Rev. John Morris, curate of Llawhaden-with-Bletherston, to the perpetual curacy of Llebech-with-Minwear— patron, the Baron de Rutzen; the Rev. John Edwards, curate of Lampeter, to the curacy of Pencarreg, Carmar- thenshire, dunng vacancy; the Rev. G. W. Griffiths to the curacy of Clydach, Wamorgaushire the Rev. Henry Davies to the curacy of LlauJefeilog, Carmarthenshire and the Rev-David Jenkins to the curacy of Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. J ■" ¡HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.-Turn which way you will, go where you please person will be found who have a ready word o p oe for this Ointment. For chaps, chafes, hall lo™ 0S' an<} sprains, it is an invaluable remedy; dentlv rpH«rlCaUSC<l by acci(,unt or colcl ifc maY be confi- 7 ^lled «Pnn for effecting a sound and permanent cases of swelled ancles, erysipelas, gout and fl Holloway's Ointment gives the greatest com- reducing the inflammation, cooling the blood, ootniiig the nerves, adjusting the circulation, and ex- pelling the impurities. This Ointment should have a place in every nursery. It will cure the long list of skin affec- tions which originate in childhood and gain strength with the child's growth.
TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. 1877. Great Westem £ 137,039 West Midland ). 1876. South Wales £ 139,660 1877. London and North Western "j £ 188,096 Shrewsbury and Hereford > 1876. Shropshire Union ) £ 189,602 CAMBRIA:* nAiLWAis.—Approximate return ot trattic receipts for the week ending Aug. 5, 1877. Miles open, 178. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ 2,984 merchandise, minerals, and live° stock, £ 1,873; total for the week, £ 4,857 aggregate from com- mencement of half-year t)o this date, £ 22,185. Actual traffic receipts for the rosresponding week last year— Passengers, &c., £ 3,191; merchandise, &e., £ 1,819; total for the week, £ 5,010; aggregate from commencement of half-year to this date, £22,G71
An accident which happened at the moment of oitr going to press has prevented us from sending out our post copies as is usual, and also from giving this week our account 01 the meeting of the Cambrian Arcbseo- logical Association at Carnarvon, and various para- graphs. Printed by KDWARO NA'OOD.kLL,:tn(lPublishod forthe Proprietor-, at the dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala, in the county of Merioneth; of JOHN GIBSON, 3, yueen's-road, Aberystwyth, in the county of Cardigan; and of TIAVLD LL0YP» Povtuuul|i in the county of Carnarvon. Friday, A 1!IJ!!st 10, 1877,