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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

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TIPYN 0 BOB PETH. The new Bishop of Durham, Dr. Lightf oot, is brother-in-law of the Rev. William Harmon, rector ot Pontesburv. T e Last week a blind fiddler, named William Jones, tell ott the quay into the river at Rliyl, on the Denbighshire side of the Voryd, and was killed. The Ruthin Volunteers are to exchange their sober grey dress for a scarlet uniform, and the stlalco for the Prussian helmet. T Q1 „ i The amount received up to Friday, Jan. 31, scriptions and donations by the Chester Poor Relief I u Committee was £ 342.. On Thursday evening, Jan. 29, a timepiece was presented to the Rev. J. Riley, of Holywell, by the members of the English Congregational Church, upon his resignation of ^Th^tunnei at Blaenau Festiniog on the London and North-Western Railway is fast approaching completion, and it is expected that trains will run from Bettws-j- coed to Festiniog at Midsummer. n /) A man who was charged the other day at Llandudno with drunkenness, handed to the magistrates a certificate of sobriety," signed by a Dissenting minister, Mr. Morgan. The superintendent of police naturally objected to this novel kind of evidence and the case was adjourned. The other day Mr. Assheton Smith was so much pleased with the design and workmanship of a slate carving executed by Mr. William Thomas, of Llanberis, accountant at the Dinorwic Quarries, and exhibited at the Birkenhead Eisteddfod, that he made the carver a present "fOnHfisday, January 30, when the annual distributed to the Bansror Naval Artillery V, thanks of the Royal Humane Society, were presented to Gunner Rathbone and for their gallantry in trying to rescue r booking clerk, at Menai_ Bridge lhJ.a|, S^J 0 Was drowned whilst bathing in the Menai The Chester Cemetery Bill, the object of which is to empower the Chester the amount of ASIIS came before one of the House of Commons Exammers on Thursday, Jan. 30, and the Standing Orders were de- olTtVir pli: ttSis' coroner, held an inquest on the body of a fuU-^rown child, found a few days ago in a box m the lumber room "fBron- ygaer, the residence of Mr. Owen Thomas. The remains were in an advanced state of decomposition. The body was wrapped up in a newspaper, datei Ju y 7 verdict of Found dead" was returned. M „ p The death was recently announced of MIBB M. G. Wynne Jones, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Hugh Wynne Jones of Treiorwerth. Anglesey, and sister of the present Archdeacon of Anglesey. The deceased lady was well known for tho active part she took in Church Work, For four years slic was an associate ot All oainta Home, Margaret-street, London. p, A serious dynamite accident happened at Blaenau Festiniog on Tuesday, Jan. 28 A miner named David Owen was tempering some of the powder by the fire-a very dangerous practice-when it exploded, smashing to pieces the furniture, and causing great damage to the house. The man was much injured, and his wife received a very severe shock. A lodger, who was in bed at the time, escaped unhurt.. rn The Duke of Westminster has purchased Chester City Gaol from the Corporation, and at the annual meeting of the Governors of the Chester Infirmary held last week, His Grace stated that he intended, after tho building had been removed, to lay out the greater part of the site. and hand it over to the Trustees of the Infirmary in order that it might be added to the grounds of that Institution. He added that there would be sufficient land left for the erection of a museum for the city. Last week Thomas Jones, a stonemason, of Penmorfa. had his nervous susceptibilities so shocked by the music of an Italian accordion player that he unceremoniously threw him down a flight of steps. The Llandudno magistrates fined him for being drunk, and mildly censured him for his rough handling of the musician. The Bench at the same time wished the police to look after these Italians, as most of them were/' they unkindly remarked, a great nuisance." „ At a meeting of the Bangor and Beaumaris Guardians on Wednesday, Jan. 29th, Captain Verney proposed to reduce the out-relief granted to poor persons who also received doles from Lady Bulkeley's charity in some of the Anglesey parishes of the Union. He pointed out that it was illegal to grant poor relief except in cases of utter destitution.. Lord Penrhyn suggested that the guardians should be furnished with a list of paupers who were recipients of the charity, that they might deal with each case on its own merits. Only four guardians voted for Captain Verney's resolution, while thirteen voted for an amendment declarinc that the existence of the charity did not call for the interference of the Board. The guardians of this Union need some enlightenment as tothe legitimate objects and character of Poor Law administration. The annual meeting of the Chester Diocesan Finance Association was held at Liverpool on Thursday, Jan. 30, the Hon. Wilbraham Egerton, M.P., in the chair. The annual report stated that the number of meml-ers- n the roll of the Association was 372, of> which 257 were life members. The Committee -wished to remind the clergy and laity of the diocese that the Association was em- powred to hold on tmst funds for any Church purpose specified by the donor. In compliance with the ^wish of the Diocesan Conference of 1873, the Association had undertaken a new duty. They were prepared to enter into active co-operation with existing national and local societies, with a view to the adoption of measures for meeting the spiritual destitution of the diocese. There were still 107 benefices in the diocese with an income of less than E200 a year. The new buildings for the accommodation of King "Henry Eighth's Cathedral Grammar School at Chester were opened on Tuesday, Jan. 28, by the Duke of West- minster. The new wing, which has been about six years ill course of erection, and has cost upwards of £ 25,000. is situate on the north-west side of the Cathedral. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners offered to give a thousand pounds (in addition to their original grant) "towards the building fund, on condition that a similar sum was sub- scribed in the district. The deficiency prior to that offer was £ 5,830. and a thousand pounds was subscribed by the Duke of Westminster. His Grace suggested that memo- rial brasses should be placed in the Cathedral and the school buildings in recognition of the services rendered by the Dean of Chester. Amongst the speakers were the Dean, trie High Sheriff (Lieutenant-Colonel Humberston,) and Sir Robert Cunliffe. U The annual meeting of the subscribers to the Women's Convalescent Home at Rhvl was held on Thursday, Jan. 30, under the presidency of the Rev. Dr. Butterton. In the annual report the Committee expressed their regret at the loss of Miss Gertrude Vizard's most able and valuable services as Lady superintendent. The number of patients received in 1878, amounted to 281, against 214 in the pre- vious year. The number was greater than in any previous year. After the adoption of the report, Mr. John Chur- ton moved a vote of thanks to Miss Vizard for her services during the past year, and the sum of ten pounds was voted as a testimonial of the esteem and regard of the subscribers upon the occasion of her approaching mar- riage. The Rev. T. Richardson, vicar of Rhyl, was ap- pointed a trustee and chaplain of the Institution in the r?e ™ ^he late Archdeacon Morgan. On Tuesday, January 28, the tables were turned upon » policeman at Broxton in a rather i emarkabie manner. horn as Smitb, a police constable stationed at Tilstone, charged Mr. Thomas Carr, farmer of Broxton, with keen drunk and riotous on the highway. Mr. Vy. • Churton appeared for the defendant, and succeeded in Proving conclusively not only that his client was perfectly ober on the day in question, but also that the policeman lint elf was very drunk. The farmer had refused to treat Wi to a glass of rum, and for this refusal the policeman appears to have concluded rather rashly that Mr. ^arr was not in "his sober senses. # J-he agistrates at the close of a thorough investigation of the *ase dismissed the charge against Mr. Carr, and fined the constable five shillings and costs. Mr. Thomas Smith will, e presume, not much longer remain a member of the ^heshire constabulary, of which force he could hardly without flattery be called a very distinguished ornament. Wednesday, January 29, an inquest was held at Mill bank, Wellington, on the body of a little girl, aged three years and ten months, the daughter of William iT J i y' of Millfields. On the 22nd of January, the child i.i left in the kitchen with her brother, five years old, while the mother went to a bakehouse, and while she was trying to put a kettle on the fire her pinafore ignited, *nd she was instantly enveloped in flames. The mother, having returned, extinguished the flames. The child lingered until the following Monday afternoon, when she died. Mary Ann Maguire, a neighbour, stated that she went to the houses of several medical men, but was unable to get any medical assistance until late in the evening, when Mr. Hawthorn who had been out of town, visited the child, and he did not visit her again until the following gumiay, but ms assistant visited her on the Saturday. Several of the jurymen expressed an opinion that the child had been neglected, but the Deputy Coroner said they could not blame Mr. Hawthorn, who was not present, because he might have a satisfactory reason for not visiting the child. Tb.3 jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." Y Tracthodydd (a quarterly magazine) in an article upon Bishop Thirlwall as a WeLsh preacher says :—" We admit that Dr. Thirlwall succeeded wonderfully in his effort to master the Welsh language. But we are quite sure he knew his Greek much better, and could write in Greek more correctly. It would be an easy matter to point out instances of faults III the muta- tions of the consonants, the formation of the plural, the positions of adjectives and their degrees ot comparison, in the tenses of the verbs, as well as in syntax. it is patent that this volume of sermons was not written by a native. It is nevertheless remarkable that the Bishop ^Speeded so well in view of the circumstances and the difficulties which he had to surmount. He had not the leisure at his command to enable him to spend a tvelve- iv* *.ln sorae secluded spot of Welsh Wales, to use and USsten to pure undefiled Welsh in the common idiom and dialect of the people The result was that °ks, chiefly grammars and dictionaries, were the means y which he could learn the language of the Welsh people. Indeed the social and domestic life of many of our Welsh clergy is unfavourabie to the cuitivation of pure and aatural elsh. Most frequently English is the language ot the hearth, and it is in an English atmosphere that they Sa!"0Ve' ^nsequence is that, the Welsh of the {Julpit becomes stilted. And when the thoughts and the language become parted, in however slight a degree, f*ot only does the latter become uncouth, but the oriiaer become more unwieldly and unproductive. nig accounts for the indisputable fact that the "Uons of the Welsh clergy are of a second-rate quality, "eferetill to ndent of a contemporary writes as follows, iu Qa^>re?Se to tlle death a« old inhabitant of Ludlow in« t y Tantrum:—1This eccentric old woman died nine 6T uc^ow Union Workhouse, at the age of seventy- ev» She was for forty years a regular attendant ^Tuesday morning at the Borough Police Court, in "feet, where her sharp features and starch-frilled of °ther days rendered her quite familiar to habitues the h^iV°^ce c.°urt. For many years she laboured under e°Unp 4u^na,ti°n that she was in some way inseparably PPeser? with the dispensation of justice, and that her ''lawr Ce at court was absolutely necessary in dealing with an^ order." On one occasion, twenty years ago, a 8hairf :'sent from court from some cause or' other, when in riAv° sUmmons was served upon her for neglect of duty to w • ^tending court. The old woman was persuaded gr0s«IC uP(?n °ne of the magistrates and apologize for her f0rr;; ri9?ligence, solemnly assuring his worship that if Co,?Jea. she woutd never offend again, but attend the ^'ifch punctuality. She kept her word, and t°r years the poor old woman never missed a case, tor dry, summer or winter, Old Mother 1 antrum it„'RUre to be there, until sickness and poverty rendered to remove the eccentric old lady to the Union U0Use- The police of the past and the present have of f,lV(?d many a tip" and refresher from the old lady Pr,'w ways and doings of the fathers and mothersofthe ylt generation, and the offences they committed many ekw aSo. She was a harmless old woman, and an espe- ''U'ourite with the attendants at court. ¡;¡.


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