Sir W. H. Preete on the Uses of Electricity. At the Institute o: Civil Engineers, I Westminster, on Monday night, Sir W. Preece, G.C.B., F.R.H., delivered the annual "James Forrest" lecture, taking for his subject the relations between elec- tricity and engintorin- 'ihe President of the Institute, Sir Douglas Fox, was in the chair. Sir William Preece at the outset de- scribed some of the uses to which electri- city was applied, special prominence being given to some recent inventions. The decomposing bath and the arc furnace, he said, were revolutionising many indus- tries. The regulation of the ever-growing traffic on our railways and the safety of passengers waa secured by electricity. The telegraph nor, only placed the mana- ger of the line in communication with every station upon his system, but elec- tric signals controlled the motion of every train. A tailway signal-box was an electrical exhibition. Every line was protected by its own electric signal. Every distant outdoor mechanical signal waa repeated back. At Crewe, on the London and North-Western system, Mr F. W. Webbe was not only working the outdoor signals bl electrical energy, but was moving the points and switches by tthe same means. So far the experience gained during f, period of about twelve months from the working of a signal cabin oontaining about sixty levers had been ftuoh as to jvjstify confidence and the extension of tba system. The object of this electric wcrking was primarily to re- duce the manuul labour of the signalman and to enable vim to pay more attention tq the move; aents outside his cabin. Other objects aimed at were increased ttpeed of working; the removal of ob- structions on tae ground caused by the nomefous wire and rod connections neces- aitated by the present system; and finally a reduction in the number of signalmen employed. Speaiding of the transmission ti power the lecturer said the economy and efficiency of distributing power over mills, factories, and workshops by elec- tricity instead of by shafting, gearing, and belts were so pronounced that the change was being effected in every coun- ty with great rapidity. Every up-to- date shop should have its electric plant for healthy light, cheap power, and handy distribution of material. Ita economy waa demonstrable in the smallest shops, but in the largest it was at onco most marked. It was always available and it Of** little. Ignorance or timidity restric- ted its use very much. The number of works run by electric motors in different nprts of the country was very lgrge in- deed. The efficiency, handiness, and eco- nomy were so marked that the practice waa extending with great rapidiity. Motors themselves were being daily im- proved. Electricity 88 an economiser, bY increasing the speed of output and by reducing waste wfes as much at the dis- posal of the British as of the American manufacturer. But John Bull clung with affectionate and conservative fervour to the capital expended by his grandfather, while Uncle Sam did not hesitate to 4i)jcow obsolete plant on the scrap heap if by doing so he could increase his business. For traction purposes electricity was mak- gigantic strides. The Liverpool and llanoheaW Lightning Express Railway, promoted by a powerful representative syndicate of those two great commercial centres to carry out the scheme of Mr Behr, was a very bold and promising renture. The line was to be mono-rail 34 miles long, direct between the two cities, without any intermediate station and with no crossing. There were to be cars orer ten minutes. The speed was to be 100 miles per hour, and the time of tran- sit 20 minutes. He knew of no reason why this should not be done in safety and comfort. Speaking of the application of electricity to industries, Sir William Preece described a new acquard loom in- vented by Mr T. A. B. Carver, a pupil of Lord Kelvin. In this loom 600 hooks were controlled electrically. The twill, as well as the pattern, waa under complete management. It had been warmly taken up in Glasgow, and a factory had been started there. The pattern on the cloth ws6 woven directly from a photo-print of the artist's design mounted on a metallic aheet. The threads of the warp were pocked up by electro-magnetic action owing to the figxvre of the pattern being out away, thus allowing the circuit to be acpnploted by the metallic sheet. The thanks of the meeting were given tQ. SiT William PreeTe for his lecture, on the motion of the President, seconded by Air F. Bramwell.
Carnarvon Boroughs Liberal Association. The annual meeting of the Carnarvon Boroughs Liberal Association was held at the Liberal Club, Carnarvon on Tuesday afternoon. Professor Arnold (Bangor) presided over a large attendance. The following were elected officers of the asso- ciation for the coming year: — Chairman, Dr R. Parry, J.P., Carnarvon; vice-presi- dents, Messrs Henry Lewis, J.P., Bangor; B. R. Davies, Pwllheli, and Dr Morgan, Conway. Mr R. O. Roberts was re-elected secretary, and Professor Arnold and Mr Lloyd George, M.P., were elected to repra. sent the association on the Welsh National Council; Professor Arnold and Mr R. 0. Roberts delegates to the National Libera] Federation. Mr Lloyd George, M.P., afterwards ad- dressed the meeting on the question of the day. It was resolved that Mr Lloyd George, M.P., be asked to address the local association at an early date.
,tNt0T ABSENT-MINDED AFTER • Among the crowd assembled on the qnay, when the transport was due to start, we noticed a khaki-clad figure bidding fare- T.i. ( w^° up their infant •hild for the last embrace. "Don't forget mtt1? I CLICK'S MALTED j w™ch has saved its life once al- d^)t' thai +tLe 8oIdier' and d° not the caution thus given was faithfully followed by the mother. We re- commend you also to lay it to heart, and all mothers m England who are unable to nurse their children. It is the nearest approach to perfection as a food for infants and in- valids. It is of vital service in the hands of parents and nurses, closely resembling human milk, and yet sufficient nourishment for the grown man. Of all chemists and stores. Price Is 6d, 2s 6d, and lis. Send for free sample, and explanatory matter, to S!o.Co"34- T^f annual collegiate meetings of the Guild of Graduates of the University of Wales were held last week at Oarditt. Pro- fessor J. E. Lloyd, of Bangor, the warden, presided and delivered an interesting ad- drees, m which he touched on the valuable work already achieved by the Guild, and tMprobttbilities of usefulness which lay before tt.
The Proposed Great Improv- I ments at Pwllheli. The Pwllheli TowL. Council held a special meeting on Monday, in crder to discuss in- portant matters affecting the* improvement and development of the town with Mr D. Lloyd George, M.P., and Mr C. S. Denniss. Dr 0. Wynn Griffith (the Mayor)- presided. The first matter discussed was THE PROPOSED HARBOUR OF REFUGE. The Mayor called upon Mr Lloyd George, M.P., who said that he did not know what had been done as to the preparing of de- tails of the scheme. Mr Douglas had been appointed engineer. Before the mat- ter could be brought in proper form before the Board of Trade, full details must be prepared. The Cambrian Railways Com- pany must co-operate with the Council and both must approach the Board of Trade, They should not give in if any oppos!t:ui arose. What was the depth of watel in the harbour? Was it too little for the formation of a harbour of refuge? — Cap- tain D. Williams, Cardigan View, said tha; it was not. — Mr William Anthony fully understood that Mr Lloyd George and Mr Douglas knew all the facts, and that the former was aware what the opinion of the former was aware what the opinion of the latter was. — Mr Lloyd George said that he did not know what Mr Douglas's opinion was. He had written more than once asking for an explanation. The Board of Trade must have all the facts and details before anything could be done. — Mr C. S. Denniss, manager of the Cambrian Rail- ways Company, said that he agreed with the views of Mr George. Plans and parti- culars must be provided and presented to the Board of Trade. If such plans, &c., were prepared, he believed the company would co-operate with the Council in push- ing the matter forward.—Mr Lloyd George promised to do his utmost to further the project. Mr E. R. Davies (the town clerk) said that Mr Collin, the engineer of the Cambrian Railways Company, and Mr Douglas, the Council's engineer, under- stood one another as to the plans and esti- mates. — Mr Collin made some obsarva- tions upon the plans, &c. — Mr Denniss said that it would be a great convenience to extend the railway to the town, and the company were prepared to carry out that extension on certain conditions. The com- pany could not do the work and pay all the cost. — Mr Lloyd George was glad to hear what Mr Denniss had stated as to extend- ing the railway. There was a possibility of the company and the Council co-operating in that extension. — Mr W. Anthorty put before the meeting some of the particulars in connection with the formation of the water in the harbour into a marine lake. An artificial island would be made in the middle of lake, by using the stuff that would have to be removed in deepening some por- tions of the harbour. Mr Anthony went rather fully into the matter. Many of the facts have already appeared in these col- umns. — The Board of Trade, if they con- sented at all to a harbour of refuge in the place, would only contribute a portion 01 the outlay. THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY EXTENSION. Mr C. S: Denniss said that his company had fully made up their minds to extend the railway to the town. The company would go in as sooil as possible for Parliamentary powers. Mr Denniss felt glad that Mr Lloyd George would give the company his valuable help in this matter. It was, however, necessary that full particulars of the financial responsibilities of the Council and the company must be prepared. The company's engineer would prepare the ne- cessary plans by next November, and the application to Parliament would contain a clause setting forth the share of the Coun- cil in the matter. The company were anxious for co-operation, and required fuller details of what the Council proposed doing than what Mr Douglas had so far pre- pared. Two of the directors-Messrs Hum- phreys Owen, M.P., and J. Maclure, M.P. -would co-operate with Mr Lloyd George, M.P., when the bill for the extension would be before Parliament (cheers). — The local- ity of the new station was referred to, and opinions differed as to the best place. Some were of opinion that much harm would be done to the "old town" if the station were transferred to the embankment end of the town. — Mr Denniss remarked that all the facts and the general interest of the in- habitants would be considered by the com- pany, who also would take the Council into their confidence. — Remarks followed, and the discussion drifted. Mr Anthony then proposed that Mr Douglas should prepare plans, &c., and the same should be pre- sented to the company and Mr Lloyd George for approval, prior to their being submitted to the Board of Trade, in respect to the harbour of refuge. — Messrs R. Isaac Jones and T. Winslow supported, and the Council agreed,- V otas of thanks were passed to the gentlemen who had met the Council. Mr Lloyd George, in returning thanks, emphasised the necessity that the harbour of refuge caie should be made as strong as possible. A strong and influ- ential deputation, representing the various local authorities, should be appointed to attend before the Board of Trade, and all the facts in the matter should be got up.- Mr Dnniss, also replying to the vote of thanks, said that his company were most anxious to do all they could to help to make Pwllheli a harbour of refuge, and an attrac- tive place for visitors. He also referred to the want of energy shown in pushing for- ward the proposed light railway to Lleyn. Such a line must be made very soon. When made it would show the importance of hav- ing the Cambrian Railway station in the middle of the town.
Valley Rural District Council. On Thursday the annual meeting was held at the Valley Workhouse. Mr R. Gardner, J.P., was warmly congratulated on being appointed permanently on the commission of the peace, and unanimously thanked for his excellent services as chair- man of the Council during the past three years. Mr T. Lewis Griffith, Henllys Fawr, Aberffraw, was unanimously elected chairman for the ensuing year, and Mr M. "Thomas vice-chairman. — The Tcwyn Capel footpath was again under con- sideration, and it was decided to write Mr T. R. Evans for the order re marking it on the map.-In connection with the alleged encroachments at Lower Gwalchmai it was agreed to instruct the solicitor of the Council to indict the parties concerned without delay.
TO THE DEAF. — A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noises in the Head by Dr Nicholson's Artificial Ear Drums, gave £ 5000 to his Institute, so that the deaf people unable to procure the Ear Drums hay have them free. Address, The Nicholson Insti- tote, "Longcott," Gunnersbury, Loo/Ion, W.
OFTEN IMITATED, but nrrr equalled. WHEATLEY'S HOP LITTERS, the Mon- arch Temperance Beverage, is THE DRINK of the day. Unequalled m a toaic
• BANuOR I i SUNDAY SERTICiSj. CHURCH OP ENGLAND Cathedral (English) The Rev the Canon in Residence, (Welsh). Revs W. Edwards, J. Davies, B. A. St. James's (English) ..Rev W. Edwards, M.A. $d Rev D. R. Pugh, M.A. St Mary's (English).. Revs T. Edwin Jones, M.A. (Welsh) Rev J James Jones. St. David's (Welsh) Eev T Lewis Jones, B A. (English Evening Service)..Eev T. Lewis BAPTISXS.^ English Chapel Rev W. R. Saunders. Penuel Rev E. Evans. Ainon, Glanadda COJTQREOATIONALISXS. English Chapel Mr Evans, Bradford College Ebenezer Annual preaching meeting of the students of the Bala-Bangor Independent College. Pendref Rev E. Hughes, B.D Hirael CALVTNIHTIO METHODISTS. Princes Road.Rev J. E. Hughes, M.A., Carnarvon Twrgwyn Rev W. Thomas, Llanrwst Tabernacle Rev J. Eiddon Jones Park Hill Rev W W Lloyd, Bryuteg Hirael Rev R Williams, M.A., Llanllechid Qlanadda; Rev John J ones, Hebron WESLEYANS. English I Glanadda 10, Eev W O Jones, Aber 6, Mr Richard Jones. Bangor Horeb 10, Mr Richard Jones, Bangor 6, Rev W. O. Jones, Aber St. Paul's 6, Rev W. 0. Jones, Aber Hirael 2, Eev W O Jones, Aber 6, Rev D. Marriott, Llanfairfechan ROMAN CATHOLIC. St. Mary's .g Rçv Father Ratcliffe. Lord Penrhyn's "King Messenger" won the Great Metropolitan btakes of 1000 sovs., at Epsom, on Tuesday. in'e Dean (the Very Rev Evan Lewis, M.A.) after a prolonged stay at Barmouth, for the benefit of his health, has returned to the Deanery.
EBENEZER CHAPEL DEBATING SOCIETY. — The session of this society was successfully brought to a olose on Wed- nesday evening, when a soiree was held in the schoolroom connected with the chapel. Mr J. Williams, Hirael, presided over a concert during the evening, the following taking part: —Miss Edwards, Miss Jennie Williams, Miss Dylis Williams, Miss Gwladys Williams, Ap Iorwerth, Messrs O. T. Williams, T. Davies. The accompanists were Miss Edwards and Miss Eardley, A.C RAILWAY INSTITUTE. — In aid of the Railway Benevolent Institution a. concert was given at the Railway Institute on Monday evening. The greater part of an excellent programme was undertaken by Miss Hewitt's orchestra, the principals being Miss Margaret Hewitt, solo vjolin; Miss Evelyn Price, solo violincello. Mrs Reichel was the vocalist, and Miss Hughes (Telynores Menai) the harpist. LIBERAL MEETING. — A meeting of the executive committee of the North Car- narvonshire Liberal Association was held on Wednesday at the Queen's Head Cafe. Mr Roberts (Llanfairfechan) presided. The business was of a routine character. Mr W. Jones, M.P., the member for the divi- sion, was present, and briefly explained the attitude he had taken with respect to the establishment of a Roman Catholic Univer- sity in Ireland. A vote of confidence was passed. PRESENTATION—At the Zion (Welsh) Wesleyan Chapel, on Thursday evening, an interesting soiree was made the medium to present Mr Evan Thomas, printer (upon his marriage to Miss Lucretia Hughes, of Menai Bridge), with a handsome marble timepiece as a mark of appreciation, by the congregation, of Mr Thomas' services to the church. Mr W. O. Williams presided, and speeches eulogistic of Mr Thomas' work in connection with the Zion Wesleyan Chapel, and, indeed, on behalf of the cause generally, were delivered by Mr W. Jones, Post Office; Rev J. Kelly, Mr William Jones, Caelleppa, and others. Mr Evan Thomas suitably returned thanks on his own and Mrs Thomas' behalf. ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS. — On Thursday night, Colonel Savage, V.D., dis- tributed prizes to the successful competitors of the 6th and 7th Companies of thd 1st Cheshire and Carnarvonshire Volunteer Artillery in the shooting competitions for 1899. The prizes, which were the giiU of local friends, were in kind, and the names and scores of the winners are as follows — Non-Commissioned Officers' Class: 1, Q.MT.-S. John Williams, 127; 2, Colour- Sergeant John Jones, 125; 3, Corporal A. Davies, 125; 4, Bombardier E. S: Jones, 121; 5, Bombardier Richard Jones, 120 6, Corporal W. R. Lewis, 113; 7, Sergeant O. Roberts, 106; 8, Corporal G. P. Murray, 101. Gunners' Class: 1, Gunner J. E. Jones, 125; 2, Trumpeter H. Kerr, 121; 3, Gunner Robert Williams, 116; 4, W. J. Jones, 107: 5, Gunner Richard Hughes, 98 6, Gunner David Jones, 94. Recruits' Class: 1, Gunner Henry Jones, 35; 2, Gun- ner David Pritchard, 27; 3, Gunner W. R. Edwards, 25; 4, Gunner Richard Roberts, 24; 5, Gunner Richard Hughes, 24; 6, Gun- ner W. T. Williams, 24. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—On Mon- day evening a competitive meeting and miscellaneous entertainment was held at Horeb Schoolroom, under the presidency of Mr G. P. Roberts, Osborne terfaoe. The following were the principal awards: -Reciting a hymn (oonfined to children under 9 years of age), Artie Hughes; dialogue, U A Football Match," Master R. A. Roberts and Hugh R. Williams; com- petition for the best rendering of a song (confined to children under 16 years of age), Miss Miriam Barfley; challenge solo, prize divided between Messrs R. H. Morgan and H. F. Williams, Caelleppa. In the male voice competition, a party conducted by Mr R. H. Morgan were the winners. During; the evening songs and Testations were given by the following: —Miss M. A. Jones, Miss Gladys Jones, Miss A. M. Jones, Miss Perry, Messrs Fergusson Jones Griffiths (Rhi,wlas), Lemuel Roberts, H. F. Williams, R. H. Morgan, Francis Reeves, John Owen, Ed- ward Evans, Richie C. Jones, and a child- ren's choir, under the conductorship of Mrs T. J. Jones, rendered part songs. VESTRY. — The Easter vestry was held on Thursday afternoon in the Cathedral, the Rev W. Edwards, M.A., gfenior vicar of the parish presiding over a small attend- ance*. Mr Humphreys, City View, presented the new parish "terrier," the compilation of which had been found necessary owing to Pentir being made a separate ecclesiastical district. An (interesting discussion, in which Minor Canon Owen, the Rev Jenkyn Davies, and others took part followed with regard to certain details, notably the dis- position of the old burial ground in the Bishop's Park, which has now been acquired by a syndicate. In respect of this it appear e*d that the bishops paid 6s 8d to the vicars for grazing land.—It was also stated that the 1-nd situ- ated in Glanadda, which had been set apart for the parish clerk, hfd been leased to a. building firm. The ';terrier" was confirmed and signed. Colonel Marshall, C.B., in moving its acceptance, spoke of thd inter- esting and valuable facts Mr Humphreys had compiled, which must have necessiated much labour.- The Chairman remarked that the document would be found to be one of the most complete, concise, and correct of any "terriers" within the diocese of Ban- gor. In response Mr Humphreys said that work had been to him a labour of love. —It was notified that the Vicars, who have ihe exclusive lighi of appointment, had ap- fKfinted as churchwardens Mr Humphreys. fKfinted as churchwardens Mr Humphreys. Dity View, and Mr J. Pugh, saddler, High street. .JKiTY SESSIONS. — Tuesday. Before Messrs Harry Clegg, J. Evan Roberts (mayor), and T. Roberts, Aher. TEMPORARY TRANSFER.-Thie license of the Farmetrs Arms, Glanadda, was tem- porarily transferred from E. Holt to E. D. Kerr. Glanadda, on the application of Mr Huw Rowland, and that of the Castle Hotel, Llanfairfechan, was temporarily transferred to Thomas Hughes, Llanfairfechan. DRUNKENNESS. — Thomas Owen was summoned for being drunk at Lonpobty. Fined 12s including costs. — Moses Wil- liams, a quarryman, living at Bethesda, against whom were recordCd several previous convictions was fined 10s and costs for a like offence; and Stephen. Owen, Mount street, Bangor, for being drunk and dis- orderly in the neighbourhood of Hirael, was fined 2s 6d and costs. Susannah Roberts, a married woman, living at Hirael, was fined 2s 6d and costs for being drunk and dis- orderly in High street, Bangor.—W. Wil- liams, Conway, an old offender was fined 5s and costs or seven days for being drunk and disorderly in Euston road, Bangor. NINETY TWO CONVICTIONS. — A young girl, named E. Catherine Jones, of Glanadda, preferred a charge of assault against Owen Williams ("Now Minffordd") wha did not appear. The prosecutrix, in her evidence, stated that the defendant, who was her uncle, entered the farm where she resided, in a. drunken state and imme- diately chased her. He seized her and kicked her savagely about the body. He had no right to enter the farm. It was reported that the defendant had been convicted ninety-two times, the offences including poaching, assaults on police constables, civi- lians, and larceny.—The Bench committed the defendant for one month., BASTARDY. — Katd Jones, West End, Bangor, applied for an affiliation order against J. H. Hewitt, Well street, Bangor. Mr Lloyd Carter was for the applicant, and Mr Huw Riowland for the defendant. An order for 2s 6d a week was granted. ALLEGED FORGERIES. — D.C.C. Har- ris charged William Childs, a young man of respectable appearance, residing at Brick street, Bangor, with uttering false orders for the payment of sums of money upon Messrs Charles Pozzi and Co., general merchants, High street. Mr S. R. Dew, who prosecuted on behalf of the police, said the accused was charged with having forged and uttered two requests for the payment of money. The accused, Mr Dew explained, was engaged at a mineral water manufactory at Bangor, and it seeined that he went to the branch establishment of Messrs Pozzi and Co. in Drum street, offering some old iron for sale. The value put upon the old iron was Is 6d, and it was the practice in this place of business when such stock was bought for the man in charge, to assess the value of it. A short paper, indicating the amount which was to be paid the seller was drawn up by a man in charge, and the paper was taken to Messrs Pozzi's establishtaetnt opposite the Cathedral. There the sellar reoeived money for the stock he had sold at the branch establishment. It would be proved by W. Hill, who was in charged of Mr Pozzi's establishment in Drum street, that a request for Is 6d was given to the defend- ant. Unfortunately the document itself was destroyed. At Messrs Pozzi's princi- pal e: tablishment the defendant produced a request entitling him to the payment of 18s 4d. Mr Foulkes Jones paid him 18a 4d. Subsequently he came with another request, and that was in similar terms to the formeT one. It was ore for the sum of 9s 6d. At that time Mr Pozzi was in the shop, and being aomewhSafc suspicious he went to the telephone and communicated with Mr Hill, from whom he ascertained the true facts. An arrangement was come to by which the prisoner was allowed to pay the sum to Mr Pozzi. That, however, had nothing to do with the police, and as th<3 matter had come to their knowledge they had no alternative but to prosecute.—Evidence having been given for the prosecution, the Bench com- mitted tbia defendant to take his trial at the next Assizes. On the application of Mr Huw Rowland, bail was gramted, the defendant in 250 and two others in 225 each.—-Mr S. R. Dew intimated he jrould offer further evi- dence regarding the charge of forging the request for 9s 6d. AivU^iSD FOWL STEALING. — Tho- mas Williams ("Tom Cockles"), Bangor, was charged with stealing three fowls, valuad at 6s from the farm of John Williams, Wern, Llanfairfechan. Formal evidence* was given P-C. T. Griffith stating that he arrested the defendant at Bethesda, where hd practically admitted the theft.—On the application of D.o.C. Harris a remand for a week was granted.
Llanberls THE C.M. GENERAL ASSEMBLY.— At a meeting of the local committee of the Assembly, held on Friday evening, Mr J. Vaughan Williams, bookseller, was unanimously elected to the pout of general secretary of the committee, in the place of the late Rev John O. Jones. The As- sembly is to be held here in June. PARISH OOUNOIL. Mr Edward Foulkes, Erw Fair, has been elected chairman of the Council, and Mr J. Owen vice-chairman, for the current year. The following gentlemen were elected over- seers —Messrs E. Foulkes, J. Owen, W. T. Williams, and Thomas Hughes. The committees remain as before, with the exception that Mr Robert Hughes has been elected a member of the Roads Com-, mittee, in the room of Dr Llord Williams, who is now on the Library Committee.
Crfccleth PHARMACY. — Mr Caswallon Pughe Roberts, son of Mr and Mrs R. Roberts, Llys Caradoc, has passed the final examina- tion of thd Pharmaceutical Society. He served his apprenticjship with Mr Bowen, chemist.
THE SIEGE OF IAADYSV.MTH.C, Sergeanti W. Pryce, 2rsd Battalion Gor- don Highlanders, writes (The Hospital, Ladysmith) to Messrs Benson's, the Watchmakers of Ludgate Hill, saying:- "During the attack on Ladysmith by the Boers on the 6th January, I carried the "Ludgate Watch" in the left breast pocket of my khaki jacket, and to that faot I probably owe my life, as during the engagement I was seriously wounded by a splintered uullet, the watch being struck by several splinters, which pierced the oute: case and denting the inner, also knocking two small pieces of enamel from the face with the force of the blow. On being taken to the Hospital, the watch was taken from me, and handed over to my company officer for safe custody. A few days ago it was given back to me, and out of curiosity I wound it up, and was quite surprised to find that it started off and is still going and keeping good time."
On Friday afternoon, owing to falls of roof in the Wrexham and £ cto" Colliery and the Vron Colliery, near Wrexham, four men lost their lives and another was seriously injured.
CARNARVON SUNDAY SERVICES CUTJBCH 07 JHfOLAND. Vicar Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, M.A. Christ Church 8-30, Holy Communion 11, Matins 6-30, Even Song. St. David's I 10-30, Matms 6, Even Song. St>(iMary's Eev Gwilym Lewis, B.A, 8-30, Holy Communion.^ 10, liatins; 5, Even Song." Llanbeblig Rev D. Alban Lloyd, B.A. 10, Matin6, 6, Even Song. BAPTISTS. Caersalem Rav Dr O. Danes. CALVIXISTIC METHODISTS. Castle Square (English) Rev D. Hughes, M.A. Beulah Eev F lwf- i I'oyd, Gat house Engedi Rev Own Owes, Live*-peol Moriah Rev R. H. Griffith, Oswestry Siloh (Guild Hall) Rev W. Williams, Criccieth COWORBQATIONALlsTS. SttLm 10, Rev Bryniog Roberts. 6, Rev Rhys J. Huws, Bethel Pendref 10, Rev Rhys J. Hughes. 6, Rev Bryniog Rouerts WESLEY ANS. English (Castle street) Ebenezer Eev Hugh Jones, Bangor ROMAN CATHOLICS. St Peter and StFaal.Rev Father Jones. The 8 Garr. Company 1st Cheshire and Carnarvonshire Volunteer Artillery have been ordered to furnish a guard of honour for her Majesty at Holyhead to-morrow (Friday). To-night (Thursday) a sacred cantata entitled "The Good Shepherd" will be per- formed at the Moriah C.M. Chapel by ro juvenile choir conducted by Mr Ben Jones. BAND OF HOPE. — On Friday a tea party and entertainment were held at the National School in connection with the Llan- beblig Church Band of Hope. The Vicar (the Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, M.A.), pre- sided over the entertainment. MILITARY FUNERAL.—The remains of Private W. H. Roberts, 3rd V.B. R.W.F., who was in the employ of Messrs Brymer and Davies, and who cJied at Liverpool, were interred at Llanwnda Ce- metery on Monday, with military hon- ours. A contingent of the Volunteers headed by the bandi attended, and were in command of Captain Williams and Lieutenant W. Lloyd Griffith. The firing party was in charge of Sergeant Lither- land. THE TRANSVAAL WAR FUND. — A meeting of the county committee was held on Tuesday at the County Hall. There were present Mr D. Breese, Portmadoc; Mr W. J. Williams (Mayor), Mr J. R. Pritchard, and Colonel Dickson (Llandudno). Several applications for relief were considered and granted, and two or three grants from the fund were stopped. Mr Breese submitted a satisfactory report upon the fund, which now amounted to over £4000. It was an- nounced that Mr Barnard, of Brynbras Castle, had contributed £100 to the fund. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—On Thurs- day night a competitive meeting was held at the Caersalem Baptist Chapel, under the presidency of the Rev O. Davies, D.D. The adjudicators were Anthropos, Eifionydd, Mr R. Prichard (organist of Salem Chapel), and Mr D. T. Edwards, A.C. In the course of the evening the Y.M.C.A. Male Voice Party (conducted by Mr R. R. Jones), con- tributed several items. The following won prizes Messrs A. J. Edwards,Rock House; A. Jones, Priory; Edward Evans, T. Ro- berts, Uxbridge square; D. Williams, El- eanor street; A. J. Williams, Garnon at.; K. Glynne Williams, Garnon street; Aiss A. M. Humphreys, Bridge street; Mr W. Jones, Dinorwio street; D. Pugh, T. Parry, Uxbridge street; and the Ebenezer Choir. FIRE.—O'n Saturday afternoon a dies- tructive fire took place in the works of Messrs Hugh -Jones and Co., marble mdsons. It originated about two o'clock in the engine-house, and from there spread to adjoining sheds in which are located W mass of maohinjery. These structures were of timber, thickly tarred over, and their inflammable character placed them hopelessly at the mercy of the flames, which blazed fiercely, :and afterwards spread to the framework of a travelling crane. In one of the sheds there were tanks of oil, which added greatly to the conflagration. Members of the fire brigade arrived en the spot as soon as summoned, and played on the fire with two lengths of hose, but the effect for some time was feeble owing to the low pressure of water. For some reason which has yet to be ex- plained the Are engine was not brought into use, otherwise the service would have been far more efficient owing to the proxi- mity of the works to the harbour. The sheds were gutted, but fortunately not much harm was done to the office, the books -and papers in which worn removed. Fortunately, also, the machinery escaped damage, with one or two exceptions. None of the marble masonry was affected, but several large slabs, which were being pre- pared for a Government contract, were cracked by the fire. Through the exer- tions of the fire brigade, assisted by numerous helpers, the fire was got under in about three hours. Part of the damage is covered by insurance. THEFT BY BOYS. — At the Borough Police Court, on Monday, before Dr G. R. Griffith, and other magistrates, .two youths named Richard Williams and William Lewis, residing in Baptist street, were charged by the police with stealing a quan- tity of brass from the ketch "Thomas and Sons" lying in the harbour. The charge against Lewis was withdrawn, and- he was placed in the witness box. He said that he met Williams in the quay on the 2nd inst., and went in a boat to the ketch "Th()t. mas and Song." Having boarded the ves- sel the defendant went into the cabin through the skylight and stripped a stove of its brass fittings. Defendant, accom- panied by witness, subsequently took the brass to David Davies' shop, in Pool street, where it was sold for 4d, half of which wit- ness received. — The Defendant, in an- swer to the charge, said that it was his mother who took the brass to D. Davies' shop. — Witness, on being asked to explain why he had' said that he and the defendant took the brass to the shop, saad that he simply related the story he had previously told the constable. It was true what the defendant had said that his mother took the brass to Davies' place. — The defen- dant's mother was called, and said that her son brought the brass into the house and explained that he had found it in the mud. She thereupon took it to Davies' shop and obtained lOd for it. She gave the defen- dant 2d and a like sum to Lewis. — The de- fendant was bound over under the First Offenders' Act. — David Davies, marine stone dealer, Pool street, was charged with receiving the property contrary to the pro- visions of the Old Met* 1 Dealers' Act. Supt. Rowland, who prosecuted, said that dealers in old metals, who either personally or by any servant or agent,, purchases, re- ceives, or bargains for old copper, brass, &c., in any quantity of less weight than 56lbs. is liable to a penalty of JB5. — The defendant pleaded ignorance of the law, and said that it was his daughter who re- ceived the property. — A Magistrate: If you buy small quantities of old metal from people it will be an inducement to them to steal. — The Bench imposed a penalty of 2s 6d and costs. — It was resolved to call the attention of marine store dealers to the law on the matter. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. On Saturday, before Mr J. Menzies and other magistrates, the following were fined for drunkenness: Owen Jones, Ebenezer, 10s and costs; John Evans, Coedybrain, Llanwnda, 2s 6d and costs; W. Jones, CapeL Seion, Portdinorwic, 2s 6d and costs.— Wil- liam Parry, Llanbefris, summoned for a similar offence, was ordered to pay costs.— Robert Williams, Brongwdyn, Llandwrog, and Edward Williams, Tryfan, Llandwrog, were ordered to pay the costs for allowing their animals to stray.-Griffith Pritchard, Minffordd, Llanrug, and Evan Jones, Ty'ny- gorlan, Llanrug, charged with doing mali- cious damage, were each ordered! to pay 10s damage and the costs. — Owen Lewis, Cwm- yglo, charged with cruelty to children, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, and ordered to pay 10s a week towards the sup- port of his children. Inspector Rowland, N.S.P.C.C., proved the charge. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. — On Monday, before Dr G. R. Griffith, Mr E. Hughes, Mr J. R. Hughes, Mr W. Hamer, Daniel Jones, Little Chapel street, was summoned for not sending his child to school. The case was adjourned. — Hugh Williams, Rose and Crown, was charged with placing a quantity of manure on the street. Mr E. Roberts, sanitary inspec- tor, gave evidence in support of the charge, and said that there was half a cartload on the street. He had on a previous occasion warned the defendant, telling him that any rubbish ought to be carried straight to a cartiftnd not deposited on the street under any circumstances. — A Magistrate Rub- bish can be placed in the street before six o'clock in the morning ? — Witness No; there is a wrong impression abroad that people are to be allowed to do so. — A Magistrate suggested that a time should be stated up to what rubbish could be placed in the street. — Witness: I shall carry your wish to the Council. — A fine of Is and costs was imposed. — Edward Daniel, Aber- ystwyth, a Royal Naval Reserve man, who has left the town, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Palace street. He was fined 5s and costs. — Morgan Ellis, Mountain street, charged with drunken- ness on Easter Monday, was ordered to pay 5s and costs. — William Williams, William street, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and was fined 2s 6d and costs. — George Jones, Mountain street, was charged with refusing to quit the Gomer Tavern. Mr Richard Roberts prosecuted on behalf of the licensee. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Eli Stanworth, licen- see, said that the defendant came into the house three times, using abusive language, and refusing to leave when requested to do so. Defendant was fined 5s and costs. — Ellen Evans, charged with prostitution, was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment.
HOLYHEAD ALLEGED FRAUDULENT TRAVEL- LING.-At the polioe court on Saturday, before Messrs T. Forcer Evans, J. M. Pritchard, and R. Gardner, a tramp named James Gibson was charged by In- spector Thompson, with travelling on the railway from Menai Bridge to this town without a ticket, and with intent to de- fraud. The accused was sent to prison for seven days with hard labour. LEAVING THE TOWN.—Mr R. J. Fletcher, Longford terrace, late foreman in the goods department, who is leaving for Manchester, has been presented with a marble clock by the goods employees. COLLISION.—On Friday, the steamer "Saint Keven," from Maryport, put in, having collided with the Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel, the damage to light vessel on starboard side being considerable. The damage to steamer was above water, star- board bow being dented and cracked. Survey will be held. SUCCESS.—We are very pleased to find that Dr Roland P. Williams, of Menai Bridge, has successfully passed the examination held at Gray's Inn on the 4th inst., in constitutional and ecclesias- tical law, and legal history. We congra- tulate Dr Williams upon the success of his studies for admission to the Bar. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. — The annual meeting of the above Council was held on Tuesday evening, Mr Joseph Hall, J.P., presiding.—Mr David Williams, Boston Villa (the vice-chairman) was unanimously elected chairman for the en- suing year. For the vioe-chair, four can- didates were nominated, Mr W. D. Jones being elected by a majority of five. The remainder of the time was occupied in electing the various committees. THE AGRICULTURAL SHOW.—A meeting of the local committee was held on Saturday, presided over by Mr J. Nath Thomas, vice-president of the parent s0- ciety, and who was appointed chairmart of the local committee. Mr T. G. xtughes was elected local secretary: Messrs P. A. Jeffrey^ Smith, N. P. Bank, and R. J. Bd'wardjs, N. and S.Ww Bank, were ap- pointed treasurers. Canvassers were ap- pointed' to solicit subscriptions in the town and vicinity. Mr J. LI. Griffith, M.A., president, and Mr James Edward Hughes, secretary, and others, were pre- sent, BARTER VESTRY.—The Fister Vestry was held on Friday at th" schoolroom, Old Churchyard, the Rev r avid Walter Thomas, M.A. (vidar), presiding. The financial statement for the past year was submitted by the (treasurer, and waa 'unanimously passed. Mr J. Lloyd Gri- ffith, M.A., and Mr Theolus Roberts (late Medical Hall) were unanimously appoin- ted churchwardens for thd acoauang 12 months, the former the people's warden, and the latter vicar'a warden. RURAL PARISH COUNCIL—The an- nUb! meeting or the Holyhead Parish Council was held on Friday. The present chairman, Mr J. N. Thomas, was re- elected for the fourth year, and Mr W. Harper, Trefgan, -vice-chairman. The overseers elected were Messrs J. N. Tho- mas, O. Williams, Glanygors; and W. H. Parry, Garreg Fawr. The three members of the Joint Burial Committee are the chairman, vice-chairman, and Mr O. Wil- liams; Mr Hugh Williams, Capel Uio, being revelected assistant oversee.r.-The question of tno parish pound was dis- cussed, and a committee appointed to further consider the matter. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The annual meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday. Mr R. Gardner, J.P., moved the re-election of Mr J. Lloyd Griffith, M.A., as chairman for the ensuing year, and in doing so he paid a high compliment to the valuable services rendiered by Mr J. LI. Griffith, during the- period he has presided over the Board's gatherings. Mr T. Forcer Evans, J.P., seconded. The reso- lution; was carried unanimously.—On the motion of Mr R. Chambers, seconded by Mr J. fNath. Thomas, the present vice- chairman (Mr O. H. Foulkes, J.P.) was u £ nimously re-appointed.—The contract for clothing was let to Mr J. Christmas Wil- liams^ Boston Mreefc, Holyhead, for th« next six months. liams., Boston Mreefc, Holyhead, for the next six months.
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Collision In Cardigan Bay BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY. The Board of Trade inquiry was opened on Wednesday at Carnarvon touching collision which took place in Cardigan BaJ on the 4th March last between the sailing vessel "Dinorwic" and the steamship "Gal- atea," resulting in the loss of one life from the former. The court consisted of D* Taylor Morgan and Mr John Hughes, two of the county magistrates, and Rear-Ad- miral G. T. H. Boyes, and Captains S. Brooks and W. B. Bigley as nautical asses- sors. The Board of Trade was represented by Mr Charles A. Jones, and Mr Millard appeared for the master of the "Galatea." Mr Jones said that the "Dinorwic" was a wooden vessel, built at Portdinorwic in 1862, and rigged as a schooner. She was registered at Carnarvon, her registered tonnage being 98-68, and was owned by Y- Robert Griffith, Chapel street, Amlwch. She left Par, Cornwall, on the 25th February, on a voyage to Runcorn, with a cargo of 190 tons of china clay. Owing to adverse weather she had to put into Falmouth, and afterwardsWaterford,leaving the latter port on March 3rd, the weather being fine, with a gentle breeze from the north. On the night of the 4th she was off Bardsey Island, the master (William Evans) being in charge on deck, and was making about three knots an hour., Shortly after half-past eleven the "Galatea" struck the schooner on the starboard bow in the forepart of the rigg- ing. The master of the schooner andall the other witnesses on that side would say that on the part of the schooner there was no alteration of course, this being really the only point of difference between them and the master of the "Galatea." The lamps were burning brightly, and when she struck the steamer put her helm hard to port. The mate of the schooner was drowned, but in regard to that there was no blame at- tached to anyone, because every effort was made to save life. After the collision the schooner was towed to Portmadoc by the "Galatea." The "Galatea" was a steamer, rigged as a schooner, registered in London, and owned by Mr Harrison, of Great Tower street. She had a general cargo of 560 tons, and was bound from Treport to Gas- ston; and the second officer, who was an charge, attributed the collision to the schooner having altered her course. William Evans, the master of the schooner, denied that the schooner altoned her course at all. Captain Grant, master of the "Galatea," then gave his version of the occurrence. The evidence of this witness had not COB- eluded when the court adjourned till this (Thursday) morning, when the examination was proceeded with.
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On Wednesday morning about five o'clock, as the mail was passing through Gaerwen on its way to Holyhead, a soldier either fell or jumped out of the train and was instantly killed. His body now ties at Gaerwen Sta- tion awaiting an inquest.
Births, Marriages, Deaths. BIRTHS. Hine—April 25, the wife of Sergt.-Major Hine, C. and C.A.V., 45, Marcus street, Carnarvon, of a son. MARRIAGES. Griffiths—Mortis—April 16, at Moriah chapel, Carnarvon, by the Rev William Williams, Talysarn, Mr Albert Wil- liam Griffiths, Glanyddol House, Taly- sarn, to Miss Annie Jane Morris, Mount Pleasant, Talysarn, eldest daughter of Mr Lewis Morris, Cefnhir Farm, Ben- traeth. Jones—Georgeson—April 18, at the Con- gregational ohapel, Higher Broughton, Manchester, by the Rev Evan Jones, Moriah, Carnarvon (father of the bride- groom), and the Rev A. MacDougaH, Mr Robert Jones, engineer (of Carnar- von), to Miss Annie Georgeson, Man- chester. Moules Williams—April 17, at the regis. trar's office, Bangor, by Mr Lewie Morns, Mr Robert Edward joules, Brynia Farm, Bangor, to Miss Jane fWilliams, Orsedd, Penjmynydd. Naylor-Lees-April 18, at Gytfin Church) by the Rev J. P. Lewis, vicar, Conway, assisted by the Rev R. Jones, rector of Gyffin, Harry Hubert, youngest 800 of William Naylor, J.P., East Grove House, Keighley, to Edith, second daughter of the late John Lees, J.P. Oonway. Phillips—Williams—April 13, at the regis- trar's office, by Mr J. R. Jones, Mr John Phillips, Prudential House, Owm- yglo, to Miss Jane Williams, 'Ralltgooh, Cwmyglo. DEATHS. Griffith-April 17, aged 40, very suddenly,. Emma, the beloved wife of Inspector John Griffith, Police Station, Llan- dudno. Jones—April 21, at Cefn Coch, Llanrug, aged 65, Mr William Jones (late of Garreg Coch, Bethel). Owen April 21, after five. years' illness, Mr William Owen, Brithdir, Llanllyfni. Roberts April 18, at the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, aged 24, William, the only and beloved son of Mr Hugh Roberts, Bodawen terrace, Rhostryfan. Wllhams-Äpn1 14, aeed 9.2, Thomas Wil- liams, son of the "late Mr Evan Wil- liams, Afonwen, Llanrug. Williams—April 23, at Elm Bank, Upper Bangor', John Robert, the '^Idfst sur- viving son of Mr Robert Williams, builder. frintea and published by the Welah Na- tional Press Company, Limited, at tfceir Offices, Balaclava Roil, Carnarvon.