CONWAY. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—'The usual fortnightly meeting of this board was held on Friday, July 19th, but there was no business of public interest transacted. ACCIDENT TO Mu WAHUEN.— Warren, of Conway, had a narrow escape from being seriously injured on Saturday last, whilst travelling in the 10.35 a.m. train from Lime-street station, Liver- pool. It appears that as he was seated in one of the compartments a collision* occurred, by which he received severe shocks to the system. However, We are happy to understand that Mr Warren, after procuring medical advice, was enabled to proceed to the residence of Mr T. G. poberts, ex-mayor of Chester, r.d the next day resumed, lu. jourir. y ho h e.
HOLYHEAD. ACCIDE"ST.-On Tuesday evening last, one of the workmen employed by Messrs ParnelL and Co.. the contractors who are building a new station for the railway company, met with a very serious ac- cident. It appears that the man, who is a stranger, Was ernpl oy ed in removing an iron gird er on the wo rks when it accidentally fell upon his: foot and badl v crushed it. He was immediately taken to the Stanley Hospital, whersohe is attended by Dr 0. T. Williams, the medical attendant of the institu- tion. DROWNING OF A BANGOR SAILOR.—On Monday last, the schooner Hannah, of Carnarvon, put into Holyhead Harbour, having on board the body of °He of the crew, who is reported to have thrown himself overboard when off the Calf of Man, and downed. He was said to be a native of Bangor Hamed Jones. On Tuesday last. the members of the English Baptist Chapels in this town held a pic-nic on the Green at Perth Dafarch. Owing to the favour- able state of the weather there was a good muster. After doing justice with the eitables, &c., all joined in different games. The party returned at about 8 p.m. after capital enjoyment. Great prai-e is due to Miss Roberts and Mrs Kneen, Holland Arms, for their kind assistance. SEHIOT:S CASE OF STARRING AT SEA AND MUTINY BY A SHIP'S CREW.—On Sunday morning last, great excitement prevailed in town in consequence of a report which was afloat, to the effect that o mutiny of a serious character had occurred just outside Holvhead. A large American ship had put into the harbour early that morning named the Queenstown, of Richmond, U.S., which was bound from Liverpool to Bombay, and the pilots who had visited the vessel brought the report ashore as stated. Later on the captain an American, named W. W. Sylvester, came ashore and confirmed the pilots' story, adding that the mutiny was of a serious nature and that the mutineers were still in Possession of their daggers and revolvers. He called upon the police authorities to board and ap- prehend one of the crew who had stabbed the second mate the previous night. About noon a a boat put off to the ship carrying Sergeant Hughes and P.O. J. Jones, accompanied by Capt. R. R. Jones. U.S. Consul's agent, and Dr 0. T. Williams. The police having been told of the fierceness of the crew naturally anticipated resist- ance when carding and lest such would be "the case a number of armed coastguardsmen under the comimj-nd of Capt. Kiddiford followed them in, another boat. Upon boarding, however, no re- sistance was shown and Dr Williams at once pro- ceeded to examine the wounds of the second mate. He .found him to be in a dangerous state and at once ordered him to be taken ashore to the Stanley Sailor's Hospital. The ships deck in almost every part was bloodstained, and the second mate's clothes, whichhe wore when stabbed, were dripping with blood. One of the crew, an able seairan, named George Joseph, was taken in custody by the police upon the charge of stabbing the mate. On being asked at the police station what country- man he was, he replied he was a Maltese, but it appears he was a Greek, the reason for his calling himself a Maltese being, we are told, that Greeks and Italians are not now shipped with English crews'at Liverpool, and the prisoner had shipped as a Maltese. With regard to the part of the crew which had mutinied, we are favoured by Capt. R. R. Jones with the statement that when the captain proceded to place Joseph in irons for stabbing the mate, nine of the crew who were Greeks united united together in a body and stood round the prisoner to defend him, and were ready to resist to the utmost, any attempts the captain might make to secure him. Seeing this the captain abandoned the idea, and lest they should do further mischief he put into Holyhead. He would not go to sea again with them as he was afraid of them, as they formed the majority of his crew. Conse- quently Capt Jones agreed with him to land the men, and fearing that they might, if left on shore at Holyhead, commit some depredations in the place, he despatched them to Liverpool, after first of all securing their knives, with which they were very reluctant to part. On Monday, the second mate was reported to be in a very critical state, and the prisoner Joseph was taken to the Stanley Hospital to hear his depositions, which were taken before the Hon. W. O. Stanley and Mr H. Edwards. He laid in bed, and appeared very weak.—William Sylvester, of New York, said: I am second mate of the ship Queenstown, which left Liverpool about 2 pm. on Saturday last. The crew was composed mostly of foreigners, the cap- tain and officers being Americans. Nothing par- ticular happened until the time sail was made on the ship, after being left by the tug who towed us out. It was then about 9 p.m. The mate and myself were taking watches, my first watch on + +1 6-m"i tiil 12. After the watches had put their clothes away, I told the prisoner, who was in my watch, to relieve the man at the wheel. He muttered something I did not understand, and went mto the forecastle. He shortly came out again, and went into the other forecastle. I repeated my instructions, and he muttered some- thing about keeping his clothes. I took hold of him by the back of the neck, and shoved him before me as far as the galley-door. He turned round and began to talk in a foreign tongue some- thing T could not understand. I shook him, and took him as far as the break of the poop. The mate came from the poop, and told him to do as he was told, and he took the wheel. He was re- lieved about ten o'clock. At 10 30 p.m., I went round on the deck on the port side to examine the lights, and returned along the starboard side. Just as I passed the corner of the deck-house the prisoner jumped upon me from the engine-room door, and stabbed me. He then turned round, and ran round the corner of the house. I did not see him again. I went aft into the cabin, and some of the men called the officers. I was fol- lowed aft bv the Englishmen, 'Vo had got afraid -of the Greeks. When the captain mustered the crew aft, prisoner could not be found. In reply to the prisoner Sylvester said he did not strike him —he only pushed him.—The prisoner admitted stabbing the mate, and said he did so became he was afraid of hlm.-Dr O. T. WilUhms, physician and surgeon, was next examined. He said thnt Sylvester was in a critical state, and that inflam- mation had set in.—Sergeant Edward Hughes said he was called on board the Queenstown to appre- hend the prisoner. When charged, he admitted stabbing the mate, and throwing his knife over- board. He was then remanded until Wednesday. He .was again brought up on Wednesday, but it appeared that the case was not within the juris- diction of the magistrates, the vessel sailing under the American flag. He was therefore sent to Liverpool, to be dealt with by the United States consul at that pr>rt. The reason why the mutineers were not apprehended was also on account of doubts being entertained whether they could be proceeded against when they sailed under an American flag. MYSTERIOUS CASE OF DROWNING. On Monday evening last, at the police station, an inquest was held before Mr R. Jones Roberts, coroner, and a respectable jury, of whom Mr J. Hughes. chemist, was foreman touching the death of Richard Hughes, grocer, Porthyfelin, whose body was found floating that morning in the new harbour —Joseph Clay, seaman on board the Trinity steamer Stella, deposed that he found the body floating nefcr the Trinity Wharf at about 5 a.m.-Richard Arthur I said the deceased left him about 10.30 p.m. Sun- day night. He was then in his usual health and spirits.—Elizabeth Humphreys, housekeeper of the deceased, said he arrived in the house about 10.30 on Sunday night. This was the last that was seen of him. Deceased had been low spirited at times since the death of his wife. He was in the habit of getting up very early. A verdict of Found drowned was returned. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before Major- General Hughes and Mr H. Edwards. Di-te,nk-cngiess. -Henry Wright, College-lane, was charged by Sergeant Hughes \frith being drunk in Swift-square on Sunday, July 7th. He was fined 6s and costs.—Elizabeth James, Edmund-street, charged by the same officer with being drunk at the Llwydiarth Arms, at 10.15 p.m., July 1st. The officer said she was very drunk, and her husband was trying to take her home. She had a baby in her arms in court, and when asked how old it was she replied it was 8 weeks. The Chairman told her it was a great shame for her to be getting drunk, and fined her 2s 6d and 10s costs.—Wm Morris, Harp-street, charged by P.C. Toohil with being drunk in Baptist-street, on the 17th inst., was fined 10s and 10s costs, there being two previous convictions against him. — Patrick Kelly and Thomas Shiels were charged bv P.C. Humphrey Jones with drunkenness near Black Bridge. The former was fined 5s and costs, and the latter 2s Cd and costs. Keeping Unlicensed Dogs.—Thomas Fields, Porth Sach, and Elizabeth Mann, were both fined 25s including costs for keeping dogs without licenses. Proceedings were instituted Mr E. Hewlitt, super- visor, Llangefni, the witness being James Wilkes. School Board Prosecutions.-J ames Lloyd, school board attendance officer, summoned the following persons for neglecting to send their children to school regularly: Lewis Jones, Bath-street; Owen Williams, Well-street; and Hugh Brown, Cross-street. They were each fined 5s including costs. Assaults.-Elizabeth Lloyd v. Elizabeth Price, Rock-street; Ann Williams, Jew-street, v. Catherine Burnell; Catherine SanYuel v. Ellen Bollock Mary Jones v. Owen Jones, Portli Sach. From this list it appears that there is room for im- provemeiffc amongst the women of this neighbour- hood, as they are still as pugilistic as ever. ° In the above cases, however, the complainants failed to appear in court, and the summonses were dis- missed. Elizllbeth Lewis, Llaingoch v. Lewis Hughes, painter, &c. Complainant in this case said she live in constant dread of the defendant who is deaf and dumb. On the night of the 15th he knocked at her door and created a disturbance. Defendant had been before the magistrates in similar cases before. He was fined 2s 6d and costs or in default 7 days. The money was paid for him' -Catherine Hughes v. Judith Cooke. The"de- fendant's husband in this case appeared for her and stated she could not be present, requesting that the case be adjourned until next petty sessions. Upon being pressed as to the cause of her absence, he admitted that it was him who gave her a black eye on account of the quarrel with the complainant. Complainant said the defendant sent her boy co throw stones after her. and then struck her under the ear. Cook said his boy was not higher than sixpennworth o' ha'pence," and he did not want to defend his wife. He had to pay lis casts, and was bound over in the sum of X5 that she keep the peace. Alleged Theft of Money.-—Elizabeth James was charged with stealing 33s in silver, the property of Michael Keating, labourer, Edmund-street. From the evidence it appeared that the prosecutor and the prisoner were together drinking at a public- house called the Mason Arms, the best Dart of Friday last. They were in and out of the house several times during the day, but were together near the whole of the time. In the evening the prosecutor slept, and could not say when the prisoner left the house. When he awoke he laid on the fl«or his purse was by his side torn, and his money gone. It had contained 33s in silver. Information was given to the police, and Sergeant Hughes went with the prosecutor to apprehend the prisoner. When charged she offered prosecutor a pound and the rest would be given when her husband came home. Both had been drinking to excess that day, and the prisoner admitted that she used to get trust" every week at the Masons Arms. She pleaded, "Not guilty," and was com- mitted for trial at the ensuing quarter sessions. School Board lJrains.- W e understand that a meeting of the local and school boards of a semi- private character was held on Tuesday, to confer upon the subject of connection of drains on the school premises. The school board had removed the connecting pipe which had been in dispute between the two boards, and it was agreed that the pipe should again be connected. Holyhead British Schools.- The report of the above schools, which were inspected on May 6th to 10th by the Rev E. T. Watts,* H.M. Inspector of Schools, and his assistant, Mr Roberts, has just been received, and must be of a source of great gratification to -the managers. It is as follows:- Boys department.—"The general tone of this de- partment has greatly improved. The character of the paper-work is good. The failures, though fewer than last year, are numerous in arithmetic. The results in arithmetic, however, are really better than the number of failures would indicate for one sum was in most cases right. Grammar and geography, for which I could not recommend a grant last year, are on this occasion very credit- able. Great improvement has also been effected in the state of the school buildings, and when the few additional alterations which i have suggested have been carried out, I think I shall be able to pronounce them altogether satisfactory." Girls schools:—"This department is in a thorough healthy condition. The character of the work generally as well as the tone of the school is highly satisfactory." Grant which have been earned are, bovs department, £ 173 12s. Girls department, fill 9s. Underpaid last vear, £1 7s. Total. £ 286 8s.
HOLYWELL. THE PROPOSED EISTEDDFOD.—A meeting of the supporters of the Holywell Eisteddfod for 1879 was held in the Large Room of the King's Head, on Monday, July 22nd, 1878. The attendance was thin, owing to the absence from town of several influential gentlemen who take an interest in the welfare of their fellow-townsmen. The Vicar of the parish was voted to the chair, who after reading the circular convening the meeting re- quested that Mr J. J. Williams should state its object. In accordance with his request, Mr J. J. Williams (Josephus) stated that at the last Carnar- von Eisteddfod a deputation was sent from the town of Holywell to solicit the consent of the bards and literati there assembled to the holding of the Eisteddfod for 1879 iu Holywell. Their' consent was unanimously secured, and in conse- quence several preliminary meetings of the sup- porters of the proposed Eisteddfod were held, but owing to the want of spirit or a lack of confidence in the success of the Eisteddfod, matters were allowed to remain in stallt quo. This meeting had been convened to as 'crtain the present feeling of the townspeople, and to see whether an unqualified support could be given to what we some time ago appeared so anxious for.—Mr Williams thought that with co-operation the Eisteddfod would be a success in every sense.—The Chairman stated that he would be most happy to do his utmost in sup- port of the movement, and that he would do so in as substantial a manner as he possibly could, and that was by becoming a subscriber. He thought that the town of Holywell deserved the Eisteddfod in t more senses than one both historically, patriotically, and as literary characters, in which things we need not be ashamed to hold our heads up with any county in the Principality. Was it 0 e not the home of Edith Wynne? Did not St. Winifred s Well flow from its slopes ? Was it not the home of Pennant, the historian, and others as eminent ? And had we not our local talent promi- nent even in that meeting. He certainly thought that all party feeling should be sunk,, and that we should join hand in hand and exert ourselves to have an Eisteddfod second to none in the Princi- pality—After several remarks which were made corroborative of the object of this meeting, &c., by Mynvddwr and others, Mr Cope,'solicitor, pro- posed "That the meeting should be adjourned to the 29th July, and that in the meantime Mr J. J. Williams, M»#1I. Machno Williams, Mynyddwr, Mr John Lloyd, stationer, and Mr Marsden, should canvass the town and ascertain the feeling now existing in regard to the holding of the pro- posed Eisteddfod a Holywell in 1879, and report thereon to the adjourned meeting also that they should be authorised to write to all the gentry requesting their views and support." He wished to say that personally he would support an Eisteddfod by subscribing and assisting in bearing th e amount of work.-Tilis was sodjnded by Mr Williams, printer, and carried.
LLANDUDNO. SPECIAL COURT.—At a special court on Satur- day, before Dr. Nicol, Mary Jones, of Holywell, was charged with sleeping in an out-building by Trinity Church, between 11 and 12 o'clock on Friday night. She was sentenced to one month's imprisonment.—For being drunk and disorderly in Mostyn and Lloyd-streets, on the 18th inst., Ed-. ward Jones, Festiniog, was fined 5s and costs. OBITUARY.—MAOIUI Edwards, boatman, expired suddenly at his residence, Goldington House, Church Walks, on Sunday last, in his "16th year. It is believed that deceased died from the effects of an accident which befell him some months ago. His remains were interred at St. Tudno's church- yard on Tuesday afternoon, by a large number of relatives and friends. THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETy.-At a meeting of the members of the above society on Thursday sen'night, communications were received from Messrs. Cowen and R. P. Ker and Sons, Liverpool, and H. and A. Dickson, Chester, offering to ex- hibit plants at the forthcoming show. It was resolved that the sum of £20 be voted to the executive committee to be devoted towards the nurserymen and others. Mr Edwards was unani- mously appointed to co-operate with Mr Bruce Hindley, as judge, and Mr Dewar was added to the list of judges in the cottagers' class. ELECTION OF COMMISSIONIKS.'—The election ot seven commissioners commenced at nine o'clock on Tuesday morning at the magistrates' room. Every- thing passed off quietly, and nothing unusal occurred. The poll closed at 4 o'clock, and the declaration, which was as follows, was made about 4.20 p.m.:—Messrs W. B. Hughes, M.P.,347 votes; Thos. Parry, 323; G. Felton, 289; W. Bevan, 285; R. Conway, 271; R. Price, 261; Thos. Hughes, 224; -—Cutts, 211; John Jones, jun., 182; J. W. Rogers, 164; John Jones, Gloddaeth Crescent, 140; J. B. Evans, 125; W. Roberts, 44. Seventeen persons were nominated, but four of them, viz., Messrs B. Woodcock, W. Woodley, Roger Williams, and Evan Hughes, withdrew their names. This is to be regretted, as Messrs Woodcock and Woodley are men of unusual sagacity and tact, and their services at the board would no doubt benefit th3 town. On the whole, the selection has been good, though we are some- what surprised to see Mr John Jones, Gloddaeth Crescent, thrown out, as he is not only a practical man, but a firm and resolute supporter of frugality. It is generally believed that he has not been truly represented by certain local newspapers, for, never- theless, he has rendered invaluable services to the board. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Before Messrs W. Bulkeley Hughes, M.P-E. Moore, and J. R. L. Hazlediue. Cruelty to Animals.—William Davies, Llandudno, was charged by Inspector W. Thompson, of the R. S. P. C. Animals, with unlawfully and cruelly ill-treating a bay gelding, by working the same while in an unfit state. Mr Thompson said that on the 9th inst., at the cab rank, close to the rail- way station, ho saw defendant's horse in a very bad state, with a broken knee, which was very much inflamed and swollen. The wound would be about the size of half-a-crown. When the inspec- tor spoke to defendant of the animal's condition, he said it had been, so for aboi\t three weeks.— Cecil Henry Cooke, veterinary surgeon, who said he had no English diploma, but was a foreign practitioner, deposed to having seen the horse in question, which was suffering from a bad knee crack on the right joint. The horse was in an unfit state.—Defendant was fined 5s and costs.- The charge against defendant's father for permit- ting the horse to be worked, was dismissed with a caution. Richard Ellis, carter, Llandudno, was also charged with working a horse while in an unfit state. Inspector Thompson said that on the 9th. inst., he saw defendant comingt from the railway station, with a horse and cart. As the horse ap- peared to be very lame on the fore leg, the officer stopped the animal and examined it, and found that the lameness was due to a bone deposit on the outside coronet. Defendant informed him that the animal had been in that state for two years.- The veterinary surgeon corroborated the evidence respecting the wounds, and after a little considera- tion the bench dismissed the case. Affiliation.—Mary Jane Williams, of Penyffridd, Llandudno, applied for an order to compel W. Scarffe, clerk, Liverpool, but who is at present staying at Melbourne, to pay for the maintenance of her illegitimate child, whom she alleged to be the father. An order for 3s a week was made.— The case of Elizabeth Jones, Penybryn Farm, against Edward Hughes, Bangor, was adjourned for the purpose of giving complainant time to calP hir witnesses. Non-payment of Gas Rate.—Mr Gough, Mostyn- street, was summoned at the instance of the Llan- dudno Improvement Commissioners for non- payment of X2 9s lOd for gas consumed. Mr W. Jones, Conway, appeared for the defence. Mr Himson, clerk to the commissioners, ascertained the accuracy of the meter.—Mrs Gough said that Mr Gough had been over to Dublin for five months, and during that time no gas was consumed. Mr Gough had also been laid up for eighteen weeks previously, and only one burner was used then, and the shop had only been lit up about six times. -The beach ordered the whole amount to be paid. Drunk and Disorderly.—For being drunk and dis- orderly in Mostyn-street on the 13th inst., Joseph Jones was fined 5s and costs.—William Jones, King's Head, Llandudno, was charged with being drunk on the 13th and the 29th ult. He was fined in each case 5s and costs -Thomas Jones, and James Jones, two brothers, of Bodafon Row, were charged by Seargeant Hughes with being drunk and disorderly. Mr William Jones, of Conway, defended. The Serjeant said that on the night of the.29th ult., at f&out a quarter to ten, as he was on duty in Church Walks, he saw Thomas Jones with his coat off. At that time the de- fendant was opposite the Parade Hotel, and his coat and hat were lower down. He was in a fight- ing attitude. The consequence was that Thomas was locked up, but James,who was more qvre', was allowed to go home.—For the defence it was con- cluded that these young men had been fighting in self defence, and probably that they were rather excited. They were fined 6s 6c each.—Thomas Williams, Treffynon, was charged by P.C. 47, with being drunk. Fined 5s and costs.—Mary Ann Raw, of respectable appearance, was charged by P.C. 41, with being drunk and riotous. The officer stated that on the 1st of this month at ten o'clock at night, he saw Mrs Raw drunk and disorderly by Glanymor terrace. She was fined 5s and costs.— For smilar offences, H. Hughes, joiner, and John Fitzpatrick, shop keeper, Colwyn Bay, were fined, the former to 2s 6d, and the latter to 10s and costs. —Josiah Taplin, car-proprietor, was charged by P.C. 18 with being drunk and disorderly. The constable stated that at about 10.39 on the 13th inst, lie saw defendant drunk and using abusive language to women on the pony stand. In about a quarter of an hour afterwards, lie saw him in Market-street.—By Mr William Jones His atten- tion was drawn to the case by Sergeant Hughes.— Mr Owen Jones deposed to having seen defendant about nine o'clock on the night in question. He saw him first taking hold of old David Hughes' nose, then striking a man down, and assaulting a woman. Defendant was very drunk -P.C. 47 also deposed that Taplin was drunk.—Defendant denied the charge, but the bench, after considering his previous good character, fined him 9s 6d. Ejectment.—Mr John Roberts, solicitor, of Ban- gor, appeared on behalf of Mr R. Dempster, Gas Works, Penmaenmawr, for the possession of a house situated at the Gas Works, now occupied by Mr Whiteley, late foreman at the works.—Mr R. Dempster said that R. Wliiteley had been engaged as a foreman and manager of the Gas Works, at 25s a week, with the possession of a house the annual rental of which was £10. Whiteley had since been dismissed, and he (Dempster) now ap- plied for the possession of the house.—Mr William Jones, who appeared for the defendant, maintained that their worships had no jurisdiction.—Mr Ro- berts argued that they had, but the bench re- uttered the expressions of Mr Jones, and the case, therefore, fell through. Importunating Persons to Purchase Goods on the Llandudno Promenade. — Agnes Gilbert, an old woman, was- summoned by P.C. 41 for offering goods on the promenade to the annoyance of passers-by. The officer stated that on the 8th July at 2.10 p.m., defendant was sitting down by Ty Gwyn newydd, and calling after ladies to buy some of her articles. Several complaints had been made against her.—Mr C. H. Rose deposed to having heard her four times calling after persons to buy her goods.—Defendant emphatically denied the charge.—The bench took a lenient view of her case, and fined her Is and costs. The Marine Drive Brakes.—Messrs. Brookes and Evans Jones, proprietors of the Marine Drive brakes, were summoned by P. C. 41 with plying for hire while off the stands. The cases were ad- journed for the purpose of giving both side-i time to enter into full particulars. Obstructing the Pathway. — For this offence George Jones, Bodafon Row, was fined 2s Gd and costs. Furious Driving.—David Edwards, car driver, was charged by P.C. 47 with furiously driving a horse on the 18th inst., between the Washington and the Hydropathic Hotels. Fined 2s 6d and costs. School Board Proseclltions.-At the instance of Mr Thoniail Evans, compulsory officer of the Llan- dudno School Board, the following persons were summoned for neglecting to send'their children to school:—Thomas Williams, Penyffrith, fined 5s Edward Owen, Nant y gamer, 3s 6d; William Owen, Back Madoc-street, 3s 6d Thomas Jones, Bryn Morfa, 3s 6d; Esther Crawley, Cwlach- street, and Abraham Hughes'cases were dismissed; Robert Williams, Back Madoc-street, 3s 6d Ro- bert Edwards, Cwlach-street, dismissed; Mary Davies, Fardre Cottage, Is Robert Owen, Chapel- street, dismissed Robert Jones, Tanystage, dis- missed Robert Roberts, Tanystage, 3s 6d. Trespassing in Pursuit of Game.—Robert Seeker, Brynmanton, summoned one Edward Owen, Nant- ygame, with trespassing in pursuit of game on land belonging to Lady Augusta Mostyn.—The bench dismissed the case on the ground that there were no proofs of reservation of land. Transfer of Licensc.-The license of Cross Keys, near Conway, was transferred to Mr David Ro- bert s.
COMMISSIONERS' MEETING. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Llandudno Board of Commissioners was held at the b mrd room, Church Walks, yesterday afternoon, when there were- present: -.Ilessrs W. B. Hughes, M.P., T. Parry, R. Price, W. Bevan, R. Conway, Thomas Hughes, G. Felton, J. Hughes, Rev. J. Spinther James, Messrs M. Williams, W. Evans, L. Raw, Elias Jones, Abel Roberts, R. B. Daines, E. Wil- liams, M. Pritchard, J. Ridge, and Maj or Thursby. The new commissioners having been qualified, Mr Bevan, on the motion of Mr R. Rice, seconded by Mr W. Evans, was appointed chairman pro tern. Then Mr M. Williams rose to propose Mr W. Bulkeley Hughes, M.P., the chairman for the en- suing year. He said that in rising to propose that gentleman, he felt sure that every one of the mem- bers of the board would be glad to receive his name and honour him with the chairmanship for the coming year. Mr Hughes was a gentleman that had taken great interest in the town of Llan- dudno, and he (Mr Williams) had no doubt he would still do so. He felt proud of having such a gentleman on the board. Mr Raw seconded the proposition.—On taking the chair, Mr Bulkeley Hughes, said they had again done him the honour in placing him at the head of the commissioners of the board. It was not with reluctance he under- took his duties, 'but because he was determined, if God gave him health and strength, to do his utmost to serve the board faithfully and in a gen- tlemanly manner. Nevertheless, they would have allow that an octogenarian could not do much without the assistance of his colleagues. He had invariably received the courtesy and manly for- bearance of the commissioners. There were amongst them two or three gentlemen that had not previously appeared at the board before as commissioners. He need not, from their character and position in Llandudno, appeal to them, for he was sure they would support the chair when that was needed. In concluding he said that nothing would deter him from doing his duty. The Finance Committee.—The Clerk reported that the commissioners' revenue account debit were X,1696 16s 5s: capital account debit, £3236 7s 2d; revenue account credit, £ 192 lls lOd capital ac- count ditto, Y.9908 5s. The Deputation to the Mostyn and Craigydon Estates.—Mr Marks read the minutes of a meeting of the committee appointed to meet the agents of the Mostyn and Craigydon Estates, for the re- erection of Mostyn-street, held on Friday, July 19th, at 2 p.m., when there were present Messrs. T. Parry (chairman), L. Raw, John Hughes, St. John Charlton, James Ilargest, A. Foulkes, and Mr T. T. Marks. The engineer stated that an appli- cation was made to the commissioners some months since by the owners of property at Craigydon for a supply of water; that the application was enter- tained, that Mr Charlton was applied to for a plan showing the proposed line of Mostyn-street extension in that direction with a view of enabling the commissioners to determine the lines of pipes, &c., and that Mr Charlton had kindly supplied the plan which was laid before the commissioners. After the matter had been fully discussed, it was agreed by M^ Hargest, on behalf of Cblonel Williams, that they would allow the lines of Mosfcyn-street, to be continued through the Craigydon property, for the purposes of drainage and water supply of the Bodafon portion of the Mostyn property, Mr Charlton, on behalf of Mr Mostyn, agreeing to carry tke lines of Mostyn-street up to the boun- dary of the Craigydon property.—The deputation met again yesterdav morning, when Mr Charlton agreed to the proposed line of Mostyn-street being placed sufficiently far back so that the line of the bay be followed on the same curve maintained as that upon which the existing houses upon the bay have already been built on Mostyn and Neville Crescents. Mr Hargest proposed to take the line of Craigydon-terrace as his basis, and allow the carve to be out of the straight line 9 feet. Mr Charlton objected to this, as it would throw the proposed line of Mostyu-street back and interfere with the curve of the bay and appearance of the proposed new buildings, and could not agree to Mr Hargest's proposal. Mr Charlton, however, agreed to let the matter be decided by the Llandudno Commissioners, and whichever line they agreed upon. lie would adopt. Mr Hargest declined this, and the matter rested as before the meeting.—The board decided to adopt the nine feet, as suggested by Mr Hargest. Appointing Committees. — The following com- mittees were elected for the ensuing year:—Fin- ance Committee—Messrs Thomas Hughes, Elias Jones, J. Ridge, M. Williams, E. Moore, J. >S. James. Inspection, Road. Works, and Sanitary Committee:—-Messrs W. Bevan, Thomas Parry, L. Raw, M. Pritchard, Major Thursbv, W. Evans, and B. R. Daines. Water and Gas Committee:- R. Conway, R. Price. G. Felton, John Hughes, A. Roberts, and R. W. Prestos. Communications.—The application of Mr Isaiah Davies, St. George's Hotel, for additional supply of water, was referred to a future period.—A letter was received from Mr lluddard, of the Roller Skating Co., accepting the month's notice to quit, at the same time urging the board to ^rar.t him a fortnight's grace to remove.—This was agreed to, and that the two huts situated near the rink, be removed the same day. Other communi_-ario::s were laid on the table. H W,L -d The Buil.iing Bye-latcs.—Mr John Hughes, in rising to propose that the building bye-laws be revised, said there had been great complaints against these bye-laws, and no doubt they were unreasonable and extravagant. He also main- tained, under present circumitances, that it was impossible to build houses for reasonable rents, according to the rule specified in the bye-laws.— Mr Raw said he had great pleausre in seconding the preposition, and he characterised the bye-laws as absurd.— Mr 31. Pritchard said he was very glad and ready to support the motion.—Mr Felton having expressed a like opinion, the meeting ter- minated.
MOLD. MILITARY DESERTER.—At the Magistrates Clerk's Office, on Wednesday last, before Mr Edward Thompson, a man named Richard Hughes, was charged bj» Mr Luther Jones (Flint Militia) with having fradulently enrolled himself a member of the Carnarvonshire Militia whilst he was a member of the 84th Regiment. He was ordered to be sent to the Castle at Chester until he should be sent for from the regiment, which is stationed at Sheffield. DESERTERS.—Richard Owen, a member of the Denbighshire aud Merionethshire militia, wr.s charged at the magistrates' clStk's office, on Thursday, last week, before Colonel Cooke, for deserting himself from the said militia. Inspector MinshuU deposed that from information received he went in search of deserters, and found prisoner the previous evening, in High-street. He asked him for his pass, and he said he had lost it. He then locked him up. A similar charge was made against Robert Jones. Bo Mi prisoners admitted the offence, and were ordered to be sent to the Head Quarters at Wrexham. ARCHDEACON'S VISIT.—On Wednesday last, the Ven. Archdeacon Ffoulkes, of St. Asaph, held his annual visitation to the Parish Church to deliver his charge to the new churchwardens. The cere- mony was preceded by a service consisting of a hymn, litany, hymn Aid the office for the Holy Communion. The litany was read by the Rev. W. D. Owen, curate; the celebrant was the Yen. the Archdeacon; epistoler, Rev. W. D. Owen; gos- peller, Rev. Rowland Ellis, vicar. CRICKET.—MOLD v. HAWARDEN.—Played at Mold on Saturday was resulting in a victory for the home team on the first innings by 42 runs. Scores :— HAW ARDEX. FIRST INNINGS. SECOND INNINGS. J. Jones b O. S. Jones. 0 v E. Mersham run out 6 Steadman b O. S. Jones 2 not out 2 R. Ratcliffe H.W. b O. S.Jones. 0 W. Ratcliffe b O. S.. Jones 3 b Dykins 7 E. Evans b Smith o not out 9 J. Roberts c O'Connor, bO. S. Jones 3 cWilliamsb Smith 12 J. Davison b O. S. Jones 3 b Taylor 1 W. Davison b Lambert 2 J. Paynter b Taylor. 5 b Hughes 12 S. Green not out 0 Extras. 5 extras 8 29 51 MOLD. A. Mc'Niel c W. Davison b J. Davison 9 H. Husrhes b J. Roberts 0 C. E. Williams b J. Davison o W. P. O'Connor run out 19 P. Dykins c sub b J. Roberts 3 G. B. Tant 1 b w b J. Roberts 7 Stanley Smith b Steadman 1 J. A. Lambert c Messham b Evans 4 W. Davies b J. Roberts 12 G. Taylor b Evans 0 O. S. Jones not out 15 Extras. 10 77
ST. ASAPH. A FALL FROM A TRAIX.-As Mrs Owen, the wife of the Rev Elias Owen, St. Asaph, diocesan inspector of schools, was returning from Rhyl on Wednesday, one of her children narrowly escaped with her life under the following circumstances :— Whilst the train was going at full speed, between Trefilant and Denbigh, the door flew open, carry- ing one of the children with it. The occupants were greatly alarmed, believing the child killed. On arrival at Denbigh the engine was sent back, a gentleman accompanying the driver to point out the place where the child dropped. To their astonishment they met the child running along the side of the line making her way to Denbigh. Luckily she had dropped on a part of the line where the grass was very thich, and escaped with a few bruises.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. Meetings of the Council were held at the West- minster Palace Hotel London, on Saturdav, the 20th, and Wednesday, the 24th inst., at which Lord Aberdare presided. Present at one or both of the meetings—Mr J. H. Puleston, M.P., Mr Henry Richard, M. P., Mr B. T. Williams, M.P., Mr Stephen Evans, Mr J. F. Roberts, Rev T. C. Edwards, M.A., Mr John Hughes, Rev Robert Jones, M.A., Mr Ellis Jones, Mr A. C. Humphreys Owen, Mr T. J. Thomas, Captain E. H. VerneV, R.N., and Mr Hugh Owen. Among other matters agreed to were the following:— (1) The appointment of Professor Buckman to lecture on Agricultural Science in the ensuing session, in addition to Professor Tanner. (2) That a new arrangement be made with Professor Parrv, based on his discontinuance of teaching mu?ic to any but the ordinary male students of Art in the College. (3) That an invitation be sent by the president to the principals and other officers of the following colleges, viz., the Baptist Colleges at Haverfordwest, Pontypool, and Llangollen; the Presbyterian College at Carmarthen the Indepen- dent Colleges at Bala and Brecon and the Calvin- istic Methodist College at Bala and Trevecca. to attend a conference at Aberystwyth, on the 17th September, 1878. (4) That the question of short- ening the College vacations be considered at the next meeting of the council. (5) Mi Hugh Owen submitted the foiling proposal:— (a) That the duties which have hitherto belonged to the office of honorary secretary be divided into' two classes, No. l and No. 2. The duties embraced by the class No. 1 to include the convening of meetings of the council, attending their meetings, recording their minutes, and carrying out their resolutions so far as they may relate to the College adminis- tration. The duties embraced by class No. 2 to include the carrying out of the resolutions of the council and the Finance Committee so far as they may relate to the raising of funds for the purposes of the College, to the receipts and payments in respect of the College, and to the keeping of the College accounts. (b) That the duties belonging to the class No. 1 be placed in the hands oi two gentlemen who may be willing to act as joint honorary secretaries, (c) That the duties belong- ing to the class No. 2 remain in the hands of Mi- Hugh Owen, as treasurer, jointly with Mr Davii Davies, M.P. It was resolved that the council approve of the foregoing proposal: and as thev understand that Mr E. J. Evans, B.A., Ph.D., of New College, London, is willing to accept th 3 office of honorary secretary jointly with any gen tleman who may be appointed to the office, it was resolved that Dr Evans be appointed to be one c't. the honorary secretaries of the College, and that, the nomination of the second hon. secretary be de- ferred.
THE HUMOURED DISSOLUTION" The Times says :—" As the remarks made by Sir William Hart Dyke, at the dinner to Lord Cran- brook en Wednesday, may be misconstrued and I the inference drawn that there will be a dissolution I of Parliament in the Autumn, we are requested to state that the words used by the lion, baronet were that some time hence—which he did not indicate, an appeal must necessarily be made to the consti- tuencies but that nothing which fell irobi Lira pointed to a probable dissolution thi- ,'Cl." SIR CHARLES DILKE'S MoTim The Times says the feeling of th.) House a;: to the good sense and taste of Sir Charles Dilke's objection was sufficietly marked both in debate and division. The Telegraph says On the grounds of loyalty, faithfulness to engagement, and sound policy, the vote of the Commons is amp";}" justified. The Daily Xews remarks:—" Wef cannot think the present system adds to the dignity of the Crown, or indeed does much for the digcrty of parliamentary debate. The Daily Chronicle admits a numerous re rax family must constitute a heavy upon IV.H payers, but does not forget we owe much to stable dynasty. THE EASTERN AFFAIRS. CONSTANTINOPLE, Thursday. The negotiations with Austria regarding the occupation of the provinces present no present cause for apprehension or disturbance. Yesterday, the British Embassy received official reports of continued wanton destiuction of Mussul- man life and property in the Philipoppclis district by Bulgaro-Russians. The report- are so well substantiated that no room is left for doubt as to their accuracy. 1 he state of things calls for tJ- c indignant protest of all powers laying claim to any feelings of humanity or civilization. The negotiations oh the Greek question are pro- ceeding more favourably. The Sultan prudently desiring to avoid all new difficulties or unpleasant- ness. The Greeks are also conciliatory in tone, anxious to create no complications. VIENNA. Thursday. To-day, the Greek Government sent a note to the Court here urging the despatch of a commission for the rectification of the frontiers, iu accordance with the provision of the Berlin Treaty. PAKIS, Thursday. According to news received by the Cologne Gazette the state of King Alfonso in Spain has been causing much anxiety since the death of queen Mercedes. He is said to be speaking of abdicating, and there are fears that a change of sovereigns. will soon really happen. BUCHAREST, Thursday. It is stated here that Bessarabia will be formally surrendered to Russia during the month of August. A number of Russian administrators have already arrived in that province. LARXACA, Thursday. Three white regiments are now camped five miles inland from Larnaca with only one casualty. Thirteen transports with native troops have ar- rived. Five are to come. Disembarkation com- mences to-morrow. Six of the native battalions are to be distributed singly at Famagosta, Cirene, Baffo, Limassol, Nicosie, and Larnaca, and the rest with the white troops. Sir G. Wolselev, to- day, visited Famagosta to choose the camping ground of the native battalions. The port requires only a mole and dredging, and then it will be the best in the island. Sir Garnet was received with honours and enthusiasm. Everything is going on favourably. BERLIN, Thursday Night. Lord Odo Russell will start August 1st on long leave of absence. Mr Dering, acting first secretary, replaces him as charge d'affairs. The Russian Government desires, it is said, to withdraw its troops from Constantinople by sea, and demands the previous withdrawal of the British neet from the Bosphorus. BKULIN. Thursday. Austria, fearing for her prestige, has now deter- mined the occupation of Bosnia shall begin on Saturday next at sunset. On Sunday morning, General Psilippoviak will issue his Itodamation.
PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY. Lord Beaconsfield returned to the subject of the capacity of the port of Batoum, and s-ated, on the authority of the Hydrographer of the Admiralty, that not more than three ironclads could take up anchorage there and swing clear, even with a limited amount of cable and in fine weather." On the motion of the Premier, seconded by Ear: Granville, the house adopted an address to the Queen, assuring her Majesty of their lordships' concurrence in a measure to enable her Majesty to make farther provision for the Duite of Gonnaught on his marriage to the Princess Louise of Prussia. Progress was made with a number of bills. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. Anwcring a question, Lord Sandon said he was in communication with the Home Secretary respecting the serious loss of lire from boiler ex- plosions, feeling that further inquiry should be made preliminary to legislation, if necessary, next session. Mr Gladstone gave notice of his intention to move for the production of the secret agreement between Lord Salisbury and Count Scliouvaioff, but subsequently withdrew the notice on it" being stated that one of the Powers had objected io the publication of the correspondence. Sir C. Dilkes amendment to the motion to go into committee on the Queen's message, relative to the ma::riage allowance to the Duke of Connaught, was defeated bv 320 to 33 and the proposal of the Chancellor of the Exchequer granting £10, U(»1 per amium, with £ 13000 a year to the Princess should she sur- vive the Dnke, was agreed to without a division amid cheers. The House afterwards proceeded to discuss the Irish Intermediate E lucation Bill. i—■—1 do
Robert Vest, the ship's steward, who will be executed on Tuesday next at Durham for the murder of a Sundeiiand pilot on the high seas, states that his present unhappy position is mainly due to reading murder trials for twenty year.: and drinking.
A French financial journal learns that the Khedive lia.3 given way, and has accepted the programme of Nubar Pasha, who will leave f Egypt on his return from Lou Ion, w>.ere he wi 1 have interviews with the British Cabin-t next week. At Shoeburyness further gun experiment h a-v been made with shrapnel and common: shell, only. one failing to explode. A Whitworth forged-steel shell of 268 Ib., with 651b, charge, was fired at 12-inch plate at seventy yards. The plate wa displaced and penerated.
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