r CORWEN. PENNY READINGS.—'The first for this sesson of these popular entertainments came off 011 Thursday evening last, when*-a good programme-was successfully gone through, the following taking part:—The Rev. W. Richardson (chairman), Mrs Walker, Mr and Mrs W. B. C. Jones, Mr Watson, Master R. Williams, Miss E. Roberts, Mr H. Moltby, the Rev. D. James, Miss Daniells, Miss E. Warne, Mr Ith'el Williams, Miss E. Jones, Mr M. B. Maurice, Miss IVl. Humphreys, Master P. Fuller, Mr T. Attwell, and the school children. LITERAKY MEETING.—A literary meeting on a very ex- tensive scale came off on Friday week at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel in this town, when the well-known Tan y Marian and "Ab Alaw were announced to be firesent, but owing to an affliction occurring in Ab Alaw's amily, he was not able to attend. However, the people's 'enthusiasm never ceased and the place was thronged. At the afternoon meeting, which commenced at two o'clock, the place was well ffted, but the evening meeting was such a one as is rarely or ever seen at Corwen. The building before six o'clock, the time to commence, was so crowded as to leave a very large number outside, who failed to get admission. It Was reckoned that there were between 800 and 900 present and, adds our correspondent, they were packed like "herrings in a barrel, bint not quite so quiet." The meeting turned out a decided success, and great praise is attributable to Mr Owen and Mr Eryr Alwen, the two secretaries, for their unwearied exertions in arranging matters. The first meeting commenced at two p.m., When the Rev. H. C. Williams presided, and the following programme was very successfully gone through :—Address Toy the Chairman.- Address, by the Bards. Adjudication of Tan y Marian on "Tucbangerdd i Len Ysbeilwyr." The first prize was awarded to Mr Edward Joires, shoe- makeE, Llansantffraid, C'.mpetition in reciting a piece of Cywydd y Rhosyn," "by children under fifteen years of age:; adjudicators, ReVs. W. Williams and R. Jones. The prize was divided between Masters E. E. Jones, Cysulog, Corwen, and J. Roberts, Tan-y-gaer, Conven.— Competition in singing Toriad y Dydd;" best, Mr Eft- Ward Rowlands, Llafeaantffraid.—Adjudication on the be,t translation. of a piece of "Hooker's Ecclesiastical Politybest, Master W. Thomas, Llansaintffi»ai<L — Song, by Tan y Maa-ian, "Yswain dimai," which was capitally Rurg.-lixtempore reading; 1st, Master R. Roberts, Heagaer, Druid; and a second prize was awarded Master E. J-cnes. -Competition by fowr choirs in singing the "Anthem Genedlaethol Gymreig." The Corwen choir was successful. — Adjudication on the essay Hanes Jonah the prize was awarded to Mr R. Davies, junior, Cynwvd.—Tan y Marian's adjudication on the englynion to "Y Teulu Bedwydd." The prize was taken by Mr Hugh Pttgh (Clvnog), Gelly Rhydymain, Dol,&,elley.-All the choirs joined in the Welsh National Anthem, under the leadership of Mr Hugh Davies, the leader of the suc- cessful choir.Rie next meeting commenced r.it six p.m., when the R6v. W. Williams presided. Address by the Chairman.—Competition in singing "Y peth sydd ddamwain. The prize was taken by Mr Edward Row- lands, LlauF;ai,.tffraid.-Competitioii in rsclthig any piece of the candidate's selection; the prize was taken by Master E. E, Jones.—The adjudication of Tan y Marian on the pfinripal subject of the meeting—an essay on "The Rights and Duties of Welsh Landlords." The prize was awarded to the Rev. Mr Evans, of Aberdare the adjudicator highly recommended the essay, and that the committee should publish the paper. -zCompetition in extempore winging by not more than four. Four sets com- peted, and the prize was taken by the Llansantffrsid four.—Extempore spcech, "lfrt, Mr J. Rrcnardsv Geufran:; and a prize was also given to Mr J. Lloyd, Glyndyfrdwy, by Mr M. D. Evans, Bala.—Song, "Lhvyn on," by Tan y Marian, well rendered.—Pryddest on" Liberty." The prize was awarded to Mr D. C. Harris, (Oaeronwy,) Llan- deilo-fawr, Carmarthenshire.—The competition of four chcirs in ringing the "Amen Chorus." The first priu was awarded to the Corwen choir, Mr Eugh Davies, the leader, be ing invested by Mrs Davies Eughes. Am extra prize was given by the committee to the LlansantSraid choir for their energy and the perfection attained by them in going through their "task. Their leader, Mr William Owen, r,as invested by Mies Jones, "Vron Newydd.—The adjudication of Mr D. Roberts, Ty'nyc-efn, upon the best drawing of the" Fnwéh iEth a'r Fcrrwyn." Master J. Roberts, Ty'nycefn, obtained the prize. -Adjudication on "?Englynion i Ben y Pigin." The prize was awarded'to Mr "Hdward Jones, Llansantffraid. -As a conclusion of the day's proceedings, the -four choirs united, and under the err-ductorshilt -fif Mr Dartres, sang ti e "Amen (Thorns," which was very powerfully given. Amongst the chief promoters of this meeting, whom we saw on the platform, were "Sie following:—The Revs. Mr Stephens '(Tan y Marian), W. Wi M*amr,, -H. C.'Williams, J. Lewis, and. R. Jones; Messrs 0. D. Hughes, D. Rofesrts (Ty'nycefn), J. Jones (London House), Eryr Alwen, Owen (British. School), Jarrett, R. 'P. "Reverts, Griffiths (Alwen nulls), Moltby, Jones (Feathers Inn), W. O. Jones, B. M. 'Wil- liams (Ruthin), R. H. Pritchard (Bala). M. D. Evans (Bala;, Hugh Davies, E. Evans, Davies (Trewyis), Owen (Tynycelvn), W. E. WilUer38, &c. PETTY SESSIONS, \2Sth ult.—Before Cel. Tottenham CChair- man), C. R. W. Tottenham, Esq., Rev.teiehn Wynne, ■eaad Gafit. TayloT. Non-Maintenance ef iPwrestt.-J<)hn Thna^as, of Pennar.t'&wydd- eVwern, was summoned at'the instance cf Mr White, "Clerk'tc the Corwen GuardirLtw, for not complying-with an 0r4er,df tile Jnstiees upon him to contribute 2s:6d.cckly towards main- taining his mother. Defendant was tweeV,six weeks in aryepr, and pleaded povertv-on account of his ill health.—Ordered to pay by intalmont,. eaeh moilth. f emitting Drunhemmz and using- to Admit the Police—*I.C, Evans, of of the Croes Keya Inn, ftf^the -ame place, with this offenee,P.C. Robert eorre- borated.—Defendant, who mee inot present when his case WSl; beiird i r.!)Petre(I at a Is-,ter sta-g-e of the,W-fcedings, and was Re- formed that the Bench'had'till£d,him Island costs, and £ 5, «nd COBt3. rtle paid the money. Tkrunken Batch.-WilJiam !Farry and Bsavid Jones, hoih Of Llandriiio, and Hagh Morris, a Gynwyd, «rere charged with; in- etrriety--All were flnred and asrder £ dt»to pny costs,—The3fcev. Jchn Wynne took no part in: theueases fromViiis own parish,xias- drillo. InfrhKement of the Factory i4st.—fiobert Davies, Cynwyd "Fae- tory, was suinnioned at-tlie instruce of SIriEent, Factory Inepec- tor,-fmr an otfence un4er this Fined"2. and costs. PtMux, a Base Coin. — Isaac Hughes, filias Isaac Effidorlas, who had been remanAed on iheQgth, was bocnght up in eostody. Priaonea-on the 18'h nit. went into the shop of Mr JGlta Evans, ironm«t.-Ker, and bo«^ht a krtifoi, for 2s.. aed gave a b-üe half- cre-wm ir. payment, a young girl o. served him giving him (id. change. ^fr Evans in a short .ifcme aftexsra-ds discoveredrthe counterfeit coin and naade-enqilmes respetftiug it, when it was breaght heme to the prisoner, whe was. apprehended. When at the lock-qp, listening to the charge-read to him, and after being cautioned, he first ntsde a statement throttle had the coin amongst- c&a club moaey at <L1&Maintffrai.d, but at the eame momentr-jae told Seri^eant 1iVilliases whovwcs taking dews, ins statement,-that if he w«sld strike.«ff whTit^ie iiiad just s&L-C he wotdd. toU, thie truth, and be said tåat he., waE drinking at the Harp tInn, en Mr Bofeeet WilliaKS, Gwndir, -gave him tikt -2,9. 6d., which turned out to be the 'foot.—Mr -Eobcrt Williams was examinedvM to what teat place, when it appeared prir shewed witness a knife and masked feim to give Jilm three glksses of ale for-it. Witness gave two gteeses of ale-icd 2d. in copper. While he «a^8^etting the «s»ppe*s tli-e had half-erown tamed «sp, and he shewed it prisoner, srlio wished to. get-ii. -'Witness said it Was a 3>ad one, which he hsd amongst change'Jcr a sovereign, and told.hki- '*»t to offer il anyone. Witness ,ö2.å endeavoured to ascertain T-'bere ho had had it but the pasties he suspected denied any-knowledge of it, aufl fthueiifc reniaine&in his posses- sion. This witness was severely reprimanded by, the Bench for allowing ptisoner to get the 8s. CS., which he knew was a coun- terfeit, t^peciaUy as prisoner was not,eonsidere4^rnite right.- Prisoner was allowed to go at large, entering nppn Ms own recog- 1 nizance to appear ag'iin in a weoth.
DOLGELLEC. POLICE C-OUftT^ SATUitDAr, November 27.r-Bcfarc Lewis Williams, Esq. Vagrancy.WiH:iuu Jones, who said ike wa3 a .Staffordshire man, was charged by P.C. Castries J»eliton with begging at W eft-streel Dol^eHey, on the 27th inrt.-Priisonor pleaded guilts, and was ordered tc be imprisoned for fourteen days, viith hard labour. a Inlawing blacksmith, va«!licrged with breaUing into the house of Mr Riehwd Hees, pcat-offlce, Llanvm twddwy, .witL intent to commit a fttlony.—Ilichard Ree .aaid I live at Llansjrsawddn y, in this county,.and keep the Sun public-house thorc- Tie p ist-oflSee is also kept at myJLocse. I Went to beil on the 25t;L inst. about eleven .o'clock at .night. I •had previously seen tUat the door.-i of the house had be.ee pro- fastened. In the course of (he night, ia consequrnfie of ■Wltat mv wife told me, I got up from bed and Raw that;iiaere WM a light in the post-^SEce. I went dowestujire and saw :that 'tbeiv vlzs some one 1!1 the shop. I then called my children 4own and partly dresseds&f self and went out. I then saw -iiie Jiriseaer in the shop: he facrl a candle in his hand, and appealed asWhewas searching for something. There ie a door opening 1n.te.¡ shop from tbe iluts:se, and I stood by it until my J: came ,thee. When they iCame there I re-entered my hWl-ioe leaving them outside, and went into the shop and collared the man who was there-the was the prisoner. Z askivd hiei what he wanted there, and beereplied, Bring me my coat." ■ jSe I had left it ou'side the house. Xt was then about three o,oloclk in the meriiing of the 2Stb inat. I had seen prisoner on the road about two.-niles from my housb,the day before. Sesee postage stamps had been taken from a.fti&wcr and placed on tbe^eount'-r. I went for Kughes, the police-o§,cer, and haii(' ed the prisoner over to him. The shutters liadbcn taken on the shop window and several "anes of glass were taten out, and prisoner had thus fteen able to enifr the shop.—Hugh Hughes aid: I am a police efficer at Dinas Mawddwy, in this ccg^uty. I received the prisoner =intomycuatod) from the last witne ;s. Rich-rd Rees, ye.ites.x2ay, on the charge aaw preferred ago inst "iiioi. He said to mc th,J.t he was hard np, an £ did not know what to d >.—Committed for ijLal for burglary at the assizes at Bala in Kt-rch next.
BARMOUTH. PETTY SESSIONS, Nov. 20.— Bfi £ ore the Rev. Jobs Jouts, and Charlas Jones, Esq.
CHAOOE OF SHEEP-STEACJIXG. Thom-as Dobie, shspherd, was charged by Mr William Aiton, of Corsygedol Farm, with stealing sheep, his pro- perty. William Aiton said-I live at Corsygedoi, in the parish of Llanddwywe-is-graig, in this county, and am tenant of that farm iiiid sheep-walk. The sbeep-weak is on the -mountain, about two miles from my dwelling-house. Thomas Dob, the prisonee, is my shepherd, and has been in my employ for ten months. He lives in a cottage in the middle of the sheep-walk. It was prisoner's duty to .enter in a book the number of sheep dying, aaML I ob- served by the book that a large number of sheep died, and I called his attention about a month ago to the saiall proportion of sheep or carcasses which were brought is to the number of deaths. His reply was that he sent in all that were fit for using. I was led to suspect that there was a good deal of mutton in his houste; my suspicion being first aroused by finding several hundred-weight of salt being taken up to prisoner's house. I obtained a search warrant, and went yesterday with the police-con- stable to prisoner's house. Prisoner was not then in the house, but his daughter was. I found a large quantity of mutton hung up under the ceiling of the kitchen. I swear that, to the best of my belief, the mutton now pro- duced was obtained by prisoner from sheep on my sheep- walk. I never authorized the prisoner to use or cure any button from any sheep, either dead or alive, from my sheep-walk. Prisoner cross-examined prosecutor as to his employ- ment, but nothing material was elicited. By the Bench-The shepherds were not allowed to use the carcase of any sheep found dead, and I never knew of "-heir doing so unless a carcase was given them. I-saw the Prisoner's book about a fortnight or three weeks ago there was an account of upwards of forty dead sheep in it since clipping time in June last, but independent of, and o,ver that number, I was upwards of one hundred sheep S-iort when the account was sent in by Dobie. P.C. David Rowlands said he executed the search war- rant and Mr Aiton was with him. When prisoner was apprehended he said, I know it is not directly my pro- peftv, but as long as I am in Mr Aiton's service I have the right to do it, it was only parts of sheep that died of "braxey," which I was to have to make the best of, accord- ing to my engagement before I left Scotland. I might have many more if I liked. If Mr Aiton, or any one else, can say that the meat was not so diseased, and that the sheep had not died without being bled, I have nothing to say." The case was then adjourned for a week, and came on again on Nov. 27th, before the same magistrates. Mr W. Aiton was re-called, and examined by Mr David Pugh for the prisoner. He said—Walter Davidson had in- structions from me to hire a shepherd. Dobie came to me in consequence of these instructions. # If Walter Davidson hired D.v.bie, and agreed in doing so that he should have the carcases of dead sheep, he did so without my instructions and I may add contrary to them. I cannot say that I know the handwriting of the letter now produced. I have no marks whatever by which I can identify the 'mutton, but my belief is that it is from sheep of mine. of mine. William Kinnaird, shepherd, said—The prisoner en- gaged me for Mr Aiton. The correspondence relating to the engagement was carried on in writing. I have none of prisoner's letters, written by him then. They were burtit, and I swear so, before this charge was made against the prisoner. I knew they were in prisoner's handwriting—written by him, and not merely signed with his name. He stated in one of those letters that there ,is r.-o bargain with regard to dead sheep, as they were counted unfit for human fooil in this country; but I can use them here as well as in Scotland, and there is no one to hinder me—you may get your share if you like.'5 This was in answer to a question of mine whether T wr s to have the dead sheep included in my bargain. I have seen prisoner carrying dead sheep from Mr Alton's sheep- walk to his own house. The last time I saw him carry" ing one was about three weeks ago. I think I can tell, from examination of the mutton, even after it has 'been cured, whether it had been bled or not. A sack containing about three or four dozen pieces of mutton was here brought in, and emptied on the floOr, the stench from which was unbearable the windows and doors had to be opened, and the piece-- removed itevnedi- ately the eraminatior, was over.—Witness continued— None of tliemiittoli produced has been bled. It is not general, and indeed I have never seen t'he intestines of a sheep dying of braxey" being used; they are xiet fit for food. Cross-examined—Some in Scotland do eat sheep having died of "braxey." I have eaten some myself. Sometimes shepherds engage conditionally that they are te have the dead sheep, an-S-cfbers do not. I did not when I wrote to Dobie make it i, part of my engagement tbit I was to have the dead sheep. This letter now shown me is in niy hand v.fiting. "As far as I remember I had asked if I was to get the &ead meat. The sheep which are bled before death are all taken down to Mr Aiton's house, and those which wefound dead were skinned, arid the carcase left en the mountain—to rot, I suppose. I ceuld not take the carease av-ty if I had not had liberty to do so. I have been ni prisoner's house often. I never saw mutton hanging Up in his house but did once see a whole caros.se hanging up by his door. I have had some mutton of dead sheep which belonged te Mr Aibcn for my own lliIO, more tba-j once. By the Peich-I accepted Dobie's tetir-F, as stated 'by himiu his Miters. I consider that I was engaged by the terms in ie's letter, which was burnt, to which my 'leSfcier produced by him was an answer. By Mr Pr.gh—I cawaot say when thathtter was burnt, 'bnt it was c'bout three weeks eg s; it was done by my wife without?ray knowledge. By the'Bench—It is strange that I -should not have taken care of it, as it was the only proof of my engage- ment11 had. It is the custom in Scotland for shepherds 'to get mere wages if they do Tsot get- the dead sheep 'for use. Agnes'Klinnaird, wife of-last witness, said-I have fre- -quently-,w.-en prisomer bringing carcasee of dead sheep to the house, skinning them out in the front, and talcaig the meat in. I have seen him taking the entrails of one sheep, alia taking off the 'hit on it, but that sheep was killed, aflrl the meat taken tc Corsygedol. I saw prison- er's wife taking the pieces away in, a-Elip or bag. I saw her taking some meat to Corsygedol in the same way be- fore this, and I thought she took this there :also -she went- int the direction of Coygygedoli rx-,cl she was workinr; there Hso on that day. Mr Fegh interposed, and -said thai Mr Aiton <eauld net cross-examine his cwn witness, when-iier evide-noe turned out contrary to what lie--ejtpected: s.nd submitted 'tlxt the ch?.r.re as it now -steed-against the prisoner was «of such- a character that no jury would xssnvict him ieltber<of sheepsfce&ling', or -etealiEg iriutt r., as there was .no evidence that he had taken <any i ut the -carcases -of deadsheap, which if nftt'tsSk«n away Jay him, wsfuld'hrsve been left to rot OR the ir-orr-tain. Afte-some consultation, the BecA said (theywere of opinion that no conviction could fclkw the et-i&nce,,ytro- duced, said would therefore dismiss tlrte case.
PWLLHELL PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY. Dee. 1. Before lC Rev. J. Wilaaaius lilSis, the Rev. St. George Armstroeg Wiiliams, Leoe Jos-Parry, Esq., M.P., Ahram Jonc? Williams, E, Robert Carreg, Esq., and Qw.enEvans, Esq. jDrank and Blotaiis.—-33van Jones, of Caerhfdderch, Aberdaron, farmer, was charged with being drunk and riotous on the 13th af November, on the high road between .Sarnfollteyrn and Aberdaran. Dismissed on account of .informality of summons. -Humphrey Humphreys, of lairfollt, Nevin, mariner, was charged with a similar ofence at Nevin on the 20tli of November; and Robert Humphreys, of the same place, was also charged with the same offence at the same time,pad place. Adjourned for a..week. firespass in Pursuit of Game.—Daniel Pierce, of Deiaio, waseharged with trespasfcing in pisrsuit of game on land in the occupation of Margaret Roberts, in the parish of planner.—The offence was proved by Evan Thomas., Efailnewydd, Llaniior.-Fined ls. and Os. costs. Claw for Wages Due under the Merchant Shipping Act. —Captasi William Roberts, of the schooner Nymph, was summoned by Griffith Williams, mariner, of Pwllheli, for not paying him the sum of tll 16s. wages, being at the rate of 93 per month, and ten days at double pay for neg- lect-less 18s. paid on account. The same defendant was also summoned by one Hugh Williams, of Nevin, for 25 16s. 6d., wages earned by him as a mariner from the 30th of August to the 20th of October, at 23 per month, and ten days at double pay for ne,-Iect-lem El 7s. <3d. paid on account.—The case for the prosecution was conducted by by Mr Picton Jones.—The captain admitted that the wages were due, but said that the owners should have been sued and not he. The vessel was wrecked on the 18th of October at Portdinlkyn, and since then he had been unable to get any money, as the owners were too poor.— Mr Picton Jones, in support of the claim for double wages for ten days, referred to the section 187 of the Merchant Shipping Act, which cites that the master of a vessel who refuses to make payment on demand, without sufficient .cause, shall pay to a seaman a sum not exceeding the amount of two days' pay for each day during which, pay- meat is delayed beyond the respective periods named, and that such sum be also recoverable as wages.—The Bench allowed the full claim in both eases, except that the double pay should be for five days and not ten-with 10s. costs, and two guineas as advocate's fees.
TOWYN. ENTERTAINMENT AT THE BRITISH SCHOOL.—A grand concert was held at the British Schoolroom on Wednesday evening. The chair was taken by J. Pughe, Esq., J.P. (loan ap Hu Feddyg), who, after an eloquent speech, called upon Mr David Jones to give a Welsh song, "Dyma ddiarebdda;" 2. Welsh duet, Fy nhad," by Messrs Rowlands and Rees 3. Comic song, by Mr J. E, Jones, Dearly you'll pay for your mutton," which elicited great applause; 4. Piano duet, "Les Jolis," by Miss Hill and Miss Williams; 5. Glee, Yr Alarch Gwyn," by the Aber Glee Union 6. Duet, The Two Cousins," by the n f ,J Misses Williams and Hill; 7. Solo, Curwch yr Haiarn," Mr M» Rowlands; 8. Glee, Hark, the Lark," Towyn Quartette; 9. Glee, Tyred wylaidd wawr," Aber Gles Union 10. Glee, Y Gwanwyn, Aberdovey Glee Party; 11. Solo, "Mother, I've come home to die," Mr. D. Hughes, and chorus by the Aberdovey Glee Party 12. Solo, Nis gwn pa'r un am hyny," Mr H. J. Pughe; 13. Glee, All among the barley," Towyn Qiiartette. -Second Part: 1. Piano duet, "Overture to Lampa," Misses Williams and Hill; 2. Song, "Watercresses," Mr J. E. Jones; 3. Solo, The blind girl to her harp," Miss Hill; 4. Solo, "Tawpiahi boys," Mr R. Rees; 5. Glee, "Fare- well to the forest," Towyn Quartette; 6. Solo, Y Pagan Tylawd," Mr R. Ellis, and chorus by the Aber Glee Union; 7. Song, "The Cambrian Plume," Mr H. J. Pughe 8. Glee, "Gwenau y Gwanwyn," Aberdovey Glee Party; '9. Solo, "Lady Meurig," Mr Owen, Aber- dovey 10. Solo. Y Llwynog," Mr H. J. Pughe 11. Solo," When sparrows build," Miss Williams 12. Song, Good-bye, John," Mr J. E. Jones, who was enthusiasti- cally encored, and responded by singing Who is your hatter?"—lines, he said, supposed to be written by his friend and neighbour, Owain y Faenawlfinale, God bless the Prince of Wales," fey Mr H. J. Pughe, the audience joining in the chorus. After the usual thanks were proposed and carried, to the chairman and per- formers, the crowded meeting dispersed, to all appearance highly pleased with their evening's entertainment.
LLANGOLLEN. GRAND AMATEUR CONCERT. The first of a series of three amateur concerts came off in the Assembly-rooms'on Thursday week, for the benefit of the fund now being raised by the vicar, the Rev. E. Rhys James, for the purpose of refitting the parochial schools with all the necessary apparatus of a duly organ- ized establishment. It seems that there is no town in North Wales where the parochial ■schools are in ch a neglected state ana on such an inadequate scale'ss Llan- gollen but judging from the success of this first concert, it seems that the inhabitants of the town and neighbour- hood arc of one mind as to the desirability of improve- ment in this matter. We only wish that th'e"r taay have schools which reflect such a credit upon their town as the noble suite of the new Assembly-rooms do. The programme was large and well-arranged as te quantity and quality, land the audience were Tespectfoliy requested not to encore. Several amateurs from Llangollen, Bar- mouth, Wrexham; members of the Church choir, under their well-known leader, Mr J. Pughe: and also the Volunteer B&nd, by the kind permission t)i Capt. Conran, took part in the proceedings. Madame Constance Wood, of TJvernnrilYa, rmnil nf 1\<hnnmp "R"rlpT'Ro:ol'ffL was nut down for three'sen gs, but not tieing able to put in an appearance, owing to a serious attack of bronchitis, her place was filled up to the full satisfaction of the akidie-n!e by that most pleasing of lady amatecrs, Miss Fanny Rowland, of the Grove, Wrexham, and toy Miss Evans, oi Barmouth; the former singing one of itlie most charming of the new songs, ""1 am waiting for semebody,1' arid' the latter, to the in- tense delight of the Welsh part of the audience, giving Nedi Jones." Miss Rowland's other songs were, Le parlate d'amor wnfi The Birds will come again. which. -were Teceived with evident tokens cf marked approval Miss Evans's other-songs were, W-eiii better hide a wee" and I cannot mind my wheel, mother," which obtained sornewell-tiaerit,eaappiame. Mi< Braid's Village Black- snii'iSi" was well Tendered, and we need not add that the sctegs of that very popular singer, "Mr Attwell ("Many changes have I «een" and There's room enough for all were admirably furg. The duets, I hear a voice in the tranquil sea," by Miss Emily Jones and Miss Gibson, and Two merry hearts sere we, by the Misses Jarvis, were «,H that ctmld be wished for. The song and chorus, "Dreawi on, Lsllie," -by-Sliss Evuily Jarvis and tnembers of the Church choir, was in all points a decided -success, and an excellent specimen of what should be simed at in future by this picked band of amateur singers, The four glees and part songs which this well-trained troupe undertook were sung- accurately and with great effect. "The little, Seng of Thailldulness," by three little choristers, -at the dose of the second part, was received with a perfect furore. Our report would not be complete withont referring to the pianoforte performances. The instrumt was not worthy of the occasion, nor calculated to do justice to'the'fair artistes; and it is curious that a neighboNT-hMd which can bring together such a galaxy of musical and instrumental taleiit wmld not furnish a better piano. Let those young gentlemen amateurs who ar- ranged wnd conducted this concert iu all other respects with sweh mtarked good taste, wcept a gentle hint from a wandering reporter, and take the lady pianists into their confidence before they venture upon such an instrument again. At-such great disadvantage, however, the-duet by the Miiefces E. Tanqueray ar^d M. Richards was most excelfeistfly perfonned, as- was that by the well-known hands'flf the Mi--saF Stewart -of Hafod. Mrs FelTs-solo from La I'raviata. was performed in an artistic manner and nfctained marked approval. We can only add that if such speaking music can be-produced by these lady pian- ists Tender -sech unfavourable cfecumstanoes, what would it beiin case they .had Gollltrd I' Broad wood's grand pianos to desil with? The Sarge .AtftemMy-room was crowded in every <corner,at<do&enqui)riBg tor the names af tBefull- dress. occupiers of c the reserrad Beats, we were simply told that "everybody was there," ;and that if we wanted to spare-, ow-seir,,es moot troufele wt iad better take thep;ames of those who were nbt present, as they might be:caunted on the (fingers of one hand. No concert could be more successful, :&iid it taugurs w^Jli'iesr the certain-^dat « the two <other amateur-concerts, \whicii are to take place &bout the Oiddle, d-F February, and in~3S»,ster week. Therieing Sittle town of iLiangollen promisee ta be quite gay this winter. Wtat with the forthcoming exhibition of Christmas trees <oc the 29iihi:isttst., and amateur theatri- cals iin the firet week .of JaBNeiv, and the resaaalning two amateur concerts anicl a Valantc-er ball which is talked of, the Llavigolienites Jia^ a lively programme b-dere them. SESSIONS. Tum*D* Before (JoI. Totten- hain, Captaiin C.i Jct. W. Tottenham, and G- H. Whdl- ley, Esq., M.P. T-itmtricdl Peffonnwi\cc$. J. S. Tanqmeray ap^ied for a ;lieencc*te permitnJri vae theatricals to lie performed in tfce Assembly Rooinc davirg- tlie four winter months. Messrs A. Tfitqueray,-aud.Si Sterner were presesatefi as sureties.—Grafted. The ■Corwen Boaifd-4j Gua#-dtars and the Mzgwtmtes' Clerk.—Mr Wfcite, clerk to the Gtlardians of the 'Corwen Union, :applkd ;for a ,n«v suiarr.mE;against Morris Roberts and Edward JS&ghes, .who had bee a ordered to oontiabute to the support of their pauper, sedatives. The amount ordened had not been paid to the -guardians. It was paid to Mr Charles E £ ohauds,\who refiised to give it tip. He applied for an. order that the jnoney anight again be de- manded from -tie said, r-tlatives of the person iaa relidL —Mr Sftfcharde-aakl the i»i.ney had»heea paid to lam so there was no the jntn akamed. The money under Jarviq's Att ought to be paid to the magistrates'' clerk; so one else had aay aqthqrity to receive it—Mr White,eaid -the guardians ght to have the mwiiey, and Mr Richards would not give it tct them--Mr Riehards said there was Anaeoount between him. and the guardians respectimg fees for .-certain income-tax reports whieh had not yet bees finished. The guardians were in ddbt to them. If they wanted the j&aney from 3um before they paid him they were perfectly, fet, liberty tc sue him in the County C-oikrt. White that the' -Poor-Law Board twice refused io permit them rto pay Mr Richards. He did not wish Mr Riehards's bill to be ixed with this matter at al1.-The Bench decided that Ifciey could not igrant asummons foiva-case already heard. It appeared that the guardians -should isefcfce the matter with Mr Richards, and not w.ith the pajUper's relative.—Summous iE?r5ased. ^-Transfer of Lie<e»oe.The liceBoe.of the 0n>tS Keys Inn was temporarily tranafesred from fhomas Joj«es to David livens. Axwult.—Thomas Goodwin waslc-iiarged,by t. C. Morris witL assaulting him while in the execution of bif, duty on Sa -W-day. the 30th. Fined 13, and.costs.—Mr;J_-ewis, of Rhysgog farm, was charged by his servant girl with as- saulting her on the 22nd. Defendant said he -used no more farce than was necessary to tfirntlie girl out of the house. Fined £ 119s., incluSing costs. DruvJ:.—B.C. David Humphreys charged Septimus Edwards and Thomas Hughes with bging drunk on the Holyhead road. The polioe-G^nstable proved that vthey were making a noise and going to fight. It wps Sunday night, and many people were .about.—Mr Whalley in- quired whether they annoyed stey besides the policeman. "P fl Hl51 > 1 illri'V« (1 hp haA nAf: h",pn_Ayn,hT f^ilrl u/\ —Mr Whallsy hereupon remarked that he ,did not think it right for pslicemen to bring cages which entirely rested t-pon themselves he would have been glaf to hear the. opinion of a bystander.—Fined 5s., and costs. Fowl Stealing.—Edward Langford was charged with stealing fowls from a fowl-pen belonging to Mr E. S. Jqnes, Eirianfa. -P.C. Gee prosecuted; but there was flot wfficient evidence, and the case was dismissed.
RUTHIN. APPEAL FROM THE RUTHIN COUNTY COURT. In the Vice-Chancellor Stuart's Court,, Liucol&'s Inn, on Tues- day, Nov, Slh, 1869, the Vice-Chancellor gave judgment in the easeof John Powell, respondent, v. Gabriel Roberts and others, nppcllatits.^Thc! Vice-Chancellor, after hearing the counsel for the appellants,, and without culling upon the counsel for the respondent, said--4 think that this decree cannot be alterod, and that the appeal must be dismissed with costs. The first ob- jection to the decree is on the ground of jurisdiction, and the leasned ju ige seems to have been impressed with that as a serious objection, although he overt u!e,i it. But it seems to me that this suit-is more clearly within the language of the Act of Parliament than the learned judge the ugh t. The wor.is of the Act of Parliament are, that the County Ccurt shall have juris- diction in all suits for foreclosure and redemption. A suit for redemption in which the right to redeem i. resisted is still a suit • of .redemption, and it seems to me imolossble te read this Act of Parliament as saying thd it gives jurisdiction in all suits for redemption except those in which the right to re teem is resisted. -I can put no such construction upon the words, for th3 words "-•all suits for redemption seem to me as wide as can well be. II have looked to see whether in the books of practice, suits for redo in ptionr where the right to redeem is resisted, are treated as any other th&n suits for redemp ion and I find in all the text books, as well as in the books of report, that a suit for redemption in which the Tight to redeem is resisted, is still treated ns a suit for redemption. In Mr Seton's book, under the heading of ■"Decrees in• suits to redeem," this is said: If part of the costs 1 of the suit (that is a suit f r redemption) have been cuused hy the resistance of the mortgagee to a redemption decree, he will nay so much at the coats of the suit, and receive the re t. I have turned to Sir Thomas Plumer's decree in the cilse of Harvey v. TEebbutt, whichi is in 1st Jacob and Walker's Reports. That was a salt whorovthe right to redeem was resisted on the ground that there had been a decree by the Coart-od Exchequer for fore- t-olcsure. A more formidable resistance to alright to redeem than setting up a decree by which the mortgagee is said to be fore- closed cannot well be imagined, but I see that Sir Thomas iPlwner treated-ttiat as, and called a suit for redemption, for he says the question is whether, upon a bill filed to redeem, the mortgagee is to be deprived of that "which is usually allowed to mottgagees-namely, the payment of tnscecsts and the decree iitiiUiat case went on with a declaration that the plaintiff ought to be let in to redeem, Inotwithstanding the decree made in the -oauce which is stated. In dealing with the costs, it sa.vs, "And it it. wondered that the said Master do tax all parties the costs of this-suit, so far ae the same have been occasioned by the defend- ants controverting the plaintiff's right to.-redeem." All this -shews that in the-view .of the court, technically as well as in the ordinary interpretation of language, a suit to rc-deern, where the right to redemption is resisted, is still a suit to redeem. There- ;iare,S feel-in no degree embarrassed with those doubts as to the ,i jurisdiction wbiei the learned judge entertained, and I think that he oa iie to the right conclusion in holding that the plaintiff waaentitled to sustain this suit, and that there was jurisdiction ,in tha-rourt to entertain it. I see that the learned judge seems .to have been struck with this-tb-at the County Court had n) power to cancel the deed. But in cases of this kind it is no part of the direction- to.cancel, the deed. In the .ep.se which I bave fluoted.ef Harvey v. Tebbutt, there was no direction other than that, notwithstanding the decree the plaintiff choasld be let in to a-edeenj. :Here the jj&dge states very properly, I ;tb £ nk, upon the transaction of the sale his. opinion timet it was a void transaction, .-eoiild not; be suaf&ined, and that there was ne season why the jalaintiff-aloukl not be allowed to refieem but as to cancelling tike deed, t?>e decree uie silent upon it, and it woe e thing in no degree nesensary, asd indeed I think would not be ptoperia a suit (Ctfiillis kind. The other tbj:-ctions to tkis-decree ans iCiol'y unsus- tainable. Where a mortgagee has a power of sale, t big-court has al- ,waFsipeen,=ro: ul to see that that power was regulaul" and fairly exercised, if the exercise of it is insisted upon by tiseinortgagee. A ease occurred to>.me. some time age of Jenlcine Y. Jones. where, although the .mortgagee knew that the mejjljjager was anjjious to redeem, there^vas no legal tender. At the' sale the jnort&'ag. r attended, and struggled to be allowed to redeem, and said that bo ws.s ready, to ledeem, but there was nothjr g like a legal lender. 3'he court set aside that sale, and held tiiit not- withstsnding otlier f ormalities had been properly observed, there was not a,fair at proper exercise of the power. This case I Must say. seems,to me to be,& gross one. It is a case in which tte nurtgagee, with the money in his poctoaL, proceeded -to sell by private contract. An 4LttePpt is made to ow that alt-tough the mone;" was.in his pocket,it was not in his pocket I5- any payment of the mortgager; btt the circumst&nces of tke trans- action are quitendfi,ieI)t to induce the court, when the question ds a bout the due, exercise of a power of sale, is a prodigious power—to say that ,is is not properly exercised. The case daes M-A rest thure. After having the money, which Mitu paid to bimiky Adams, who was tke solicitor of the trustees 4f a deed which was execut ed by A mortgager for the benefit of the creditors, ite not only by word <?f mouth, but by letter, said that he had been satisfied. ant:it does not stop eveas there. The "a terms of the power of sale are, upon default in payment withia six month. after notice. Sfhe notice is dated the 1st of March 1866, and tha sale was on -the 81st of August. Now altogether the case is a very gross one, the-auit a very, expensive one. and the only part of tlae decree with iwhich I am disposed to f nd fault is that it did not decree to the plaintiff the payment of the costs of so much of the suit as Sir Thesias Plujmer has done ic. the case of Harvey v. Tebhutt; but as the plaintiff is content with the decree as it stand*, it is not, I tifciuk, tor the court now to alter •it, therefore my only duty is to dismiss this Appeal with costs. I U.3 not think it neces-ary to notice tbe objection which is made about consolidating the mortgages. There was no right in Roberts as against Powell, who was mortgager of both these properties, to say that Powell should not redeeia without redeem- ing the mortgage of another which WM made by his mortgager. Mr Miller—Your Honour recollect* tkat Roberto was mortgagee of all. lots. The->Vice-Chancellor—I think it necessary .to observe this. This decree is in an unusual form, and J think considering the amount ql. property it ia a convenient form It does not direct an aecount of what is due to the plaintig^ the mortgagee, or anybody, jit only says au account is to ha taken of what is due from the plaintiff on the mortgage. It then goes on to direct 1 payment of what shall be so found due by the plaintiff into court within six moath". I think considering the J"e of the ques- tion between the trustees under the creditors' deed and Gabriel Roberts and these parties that was a very convenient and proper form of decree. As to the other objection, that the proper relief was at law and ot in equity, really one can hardly understand what that means. Mr Miller-Your Honour will excuse me for one moment, but I do not know whether your Honour has clearly understood that Gabriel Roberts was mortgagee of both these properties- The Vice-Chancellor-I quite understand that, but what has Mr Powell to do with that? I think the decree is perfectly right, and that the eases cited have no application-not the least. The case has been perfectly misunderstood, and I should not have thought it a case necessary to be brought before this court. Solicitor for the respondent, Mr Marcus Louis, Ruthin; solicitors for the appellant, Mr J. Carstairs Jones, Messrs Kelly and Co., Mold, and for the other appellants, Mr L. Adams, Ruthin.
RUABON. THE PROPOSED HOSPITAL.—On Tuesday, the 23rd ult., Sir Watkin entertained to lunch the clergy and principal Dissenting ministers, managers of works, surgeons, and others, to make the necessary arrangements for the estab- lishment of a hospital. There were present C. W. Wynn, Esq., M.P. G. H. Whalley, Esq., M.P. Colonel R. Blackwood Price, Bryn; Revs. T. E. Lawrence and H. Humphreys, curates of Ruabon Rev. J. D. Edwards, Rhosymedre; Rev. A. L. Taylor, Ruabon Grammar School; Rev. J. Jones, vicar of Rhos Rev. W. Roberts, Baptist Minister, Rhos; Rev. R. L. Owen, Acrefair Chapel; Rev. Morris, Baptist Chapel, Cefn Rev. Rowland, Independent Chapel, Rhos Mr T. D. Griffiths, Wrexham Dr Burton, Dr Roberts, Dr Jones, Ruabon Mr Copeland, Wynn Hall; Mr Dennis, Hafod; Mr Glennie, Hafod;; Mr R. C. Webster, R. C. Co. Mr Thomson, N. B. Iron Co. Mr John Green, Afoneitha; Mr Turner, Gardden Lodge Co.; Mr Bowers, Chester; Mr J. C. Edwards, Trevor Hall; Mr W. Jones, Plas Newydd: Mr Branckner, Erbistock Hall; Rev. Hughes, Cefn Mawr Wesleyan Chapel; Mr W. H. Hughes, Plaskynaston Foundry. In addition to these the following had the honour to be invited :—Mr E. Hardcastle, Mr S. Yorke, Mr H. Oakes, Mr Edmund Peel, Bryn-y-pye Mr J. Jones, solicitor, Oswestry Mr W. Evans, Mr Edmund Round, Mr John Kenrick, Rev. Pritchard, Methodist Chapel, Rhos; Mr J. Evans, Square, Rhos Mr Lomax, Plasmadoc. A number of other gentlemen not present were also invited.—Colonel Price read a number of rules which had been carefully drawn up for the management of an "Accident Hospital;" after which the gentlemen present made some suggestions. Sir Watkin and Lady Williams Wynn acceded to a re- quest put forth to become patron and patroness.—Mr Webster proposed Mr Copeland as hon. sec., which was seconded by l)r Jones.—Mr Thomson proposed, and Mr J. C. Edwards seconded, That CoL Price be appointed hon. treasurer. "-Both proposals were carried.—A provi- sional committee of the gentlemen present was formed on the proposal of Colonel Price, and seconded by the Rev. Mr Lawrence.—The following is an epitome of the draft of the constitution of the Ruabon Accident Hospital: It is to be erected to afford proper surgical treatment and nursing to those injured by accidents in the mining dis- trict. A committee of management will have the care of its working. A nurse will reside in the hospital and be under the control of such committee. It shall be sup- ported by voluntary subscriptions, working men's contri- butions, and collections in places of worship. Subscri- bers shall recommend patients; the latter, however, must contribute to the establishment. Ministers of any denomination having-collections for this object may have admission tickets in value one third of the amount paid to treasurer. Clothing .and food shall be provided in the hospital for patients, who may be attend sd by any min- ister they think proper to call. The medical officers are not to receive any remuneration out of the funds. Until the erection of the hospital by Sir Watkin, upon the ground near the Goat Inn, at the beginning of the next year, a house in the village is at the disposal of the com- mittee and will be opened immediately.—A vote of thanks to Sir Watkin for his hospitality, and his generous offer, closed the proceedings.— Drs Burton, Roberts, and Jones, we should add, have offered their services to the institu- tion.
LLANIDLOES. THE RETUBST OF MR AND MRS JOHN WILLIAMs.-On Wednesday week Llanidloes and its locality was the scene of long-tbe-remembered rejeicing of a most hearty and enthusiastic character, which took place as a welcome home to Mr and Mrs John Williams from their wedding tour. The demonstration has been for some -time antici- pated with much interest in the town, and for a long period preparations have been actively going on in order to testify in a sufficient manner the esteem and regard in which Mr Williams is held by his fellow-townsmen. Within a few days prior to the return home the old town .underwent a complete metamorphosis, floral decorations sprung up on every side, willing and ready hands were hard at work rearing wonderful-structures of ivy and ever- greens, and flags and other accessories to festive rejoicing were everywhere in great demand, each seeming to vie with his neighbour in according a hearty welcome to the bridal party. Mr and Mrs Williams arrived by the last train on Wednesday night, their progress along the Llan- idloes branch of the Cambrian railway being noisily an- nounced by the exploding of numberless fog signals, which were placed at no long intervals upon the line. At Llan- idloes station a dense crowd awaited the train, and, owing to the delayed arrival, had ample means of commending the excellent arrangements which had been made by Mr John Ceiriog Hughes for the reception of Mr and Mrs Williams. The local company of rifle volunteers was drawn up as a guard of honour, and the arrival of the train was greeted with hearty cheering, almost drowning the strains of the volunteer band. Congratulations having been exchanged by Mr and Mrs Williams and their numerous friends, the newly-married couple were con- ducted to the carriage which was in waiting at the door of the station, the horses were taken out, fourteen men took their places, and tie procession started for the residence of Mr Williams, in Long Bridge-street. First came the band playing "See the cenquering hero comes!" They were followed by a number-of men carrying lighted torches, and then came the carriage containing Mr and Mrs Williams, whose progress through the town was hailed with ringing cheers from the crowds which thronged the streets. Passing down Great Oak-street the scene was singularly striking, presenting a coup d'ceil of a most effective character. The street was literally ablaze with the light of bonfires and torches arches of ivy and evergreens, amid which lurked countless myriads of Chinese lanterns and small lights, spanned the streets along which the pro- cession passed; and triumphial arehes bearing expressions of welcome and kindly feeling towards Mr and Mrs Wil- liams met the eye on every side. On reaching Mr Wil- liams's residence that gentleman addressed a few words to the crowd, expressing on behalf of himself and Mrs Williams their deep thanks for the cordial welcome they had received .to Llanidloes, and concluded with the assurance that no exertion should be wanting on their part to do anything which might conduce to the welfare and increased prosperity of Llanidloes and its inhabitants. A number of fireworks were then let off, and the rejoicings were continued until the day was young. At most of the houses of public entertainment in the town open house" was kept, and numbers of Mr and Mrs Williams's friends and well-wishers sat down to supper and the enjoyment of a pleasant evening, at the Trewythen Arms, the Queen's Head, the Crown and Anchor, the Elephant, and other hostelries. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, Nov.- 25th.— Before the John Evans, Captain 0. M. Crewe-Pead, R N., anl Colone* Farmer. Sunday Tipplinj.—David Davies, the landlord of the Junction Inn, was sunmoned for supp'ying drink to three men on Sunday, October 31st. Fi-ied .3s., and costs. Neighbourly Di .,Teren-.es.-William Evans was summoned for assaulting Huga J nes and Jane, his daughter, on the 12th Nov. Each was bound over in the sum of £10. to keep the peace for six months.—Sarah Smith was summoned by Mary Brown, Caenycoel, for assaulting her on the igth Nov. There were also cross summonses. The row arose out of a clothes line to which both parties preferred a claim, which they endea- voured to eiitablish by "claw" law. Miry got the worst of the scrimmage, and now appealed to the law to set her right. The m-igistrates dismissed the cases, and ordered the parties to pay their own costs. The Rival Statwn Magters-Lik-e Master like Man.—Mr John Ceiriog Huirhes, the "Cambrian station master, summoned Mr Edwar 1 Hugoe> the Mid-Wales" representative at Llaaidloes joint station, for making use of abusive and threatening lan- guage towards llim. Both gentlemen appear to have been actively encased ii promoting thp.interes's of the several com- panies which th'.y represent, and for a long time an unpleasant- ness h lS existed between them. On Wednesday Mr Ceiriog Hughes despatched a telegraph message on the instrument belonging to the Mid-Wales Riilwa- Company, wi hout hiving, previously obtained the permission of his fellow official. The de- fendant appears to have taken this fact very much to heart, and relieved his feelings by an outburst of language neither gentle- manly nor polite towards Mr Ceiriog. The defendant was appre- hended on a warrant, and of this circumstance he complained very bitter ly. The bench settled the difference by binding both gentlemen over in S2,1 each to keep the peace for twelve months, each to puy liis own costs.
WELSHPOOL. THE PUMP CASE.—THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD. It will be in the recollection of our Welshpool readers that the case of Jones v. Hickman was referred from the last July assizes at Newtown to Mr Coxon, as arbitrator, to decide whether the plaintiff had a right to the water of a pump on the property of defendant. The case came before the arbitrator a short time ago, and occupied four days in the examination of witnesses alone. The case was argued by counsel in London before Mr Coxon, at his chambers in Pump Court," Temple, on the 18th or 19th ult. The result, however, was not known till Friday last, when a telegram was received by Mr Yearsley, defendant's solicitor, about two p.m., to the effect that the award was in favour of defendant, plaintiff to pay the costs of the award and reference. The news caused a good deal of excitement in the town. The bellI" were rung for a short time, but were stopped by one of the churchwardens; and Mr Hickman, who had been from home that day, was met at the entrance to the town, and carried to his residence in Broad-street. The following is a copy of the award:— Where** at the assizes holden at Newtown, in and for the county of Montgomery, on Monday, the 19th day of July, A.D., 1869, on the trial of a cause wherein Thomas Jones was plaintiff, nd John Hickman, defendant, it was ordered by the Court, by consent of the parties, their counsel, and at:ornies, that a juror should be withdrawn from the panel, and that the said cause and all matters in difference between the said parties, and all rights and claims connected with the property of either the said plaintiff or the said defendant, should be referred to the certificate, award, order, ar' itrament. final end and determina- tion of me, Alfred Coxon, Esq., barrister-at-law, wlio, by the said certificate or award, should also direct what should be done between the said parties, and what deeds and instruments -hou!d be executed by them respectively, with the view to secure the most advantageous enjoyment of both properties by th: respective partips the owners, and in such manner and upon such terms as 1, the said arbitrator in my absolute discretion should think proper, so as I the said arbitrator chou d make and pub ish mv cert-ficate or award in writing, of and concern- ing the premises in question, on or before the 1st day of November th'-n next ensuing, but'with power to enlarge the time so much longer from time to tim-, as I the said arbitrator should think fit, a id that the said parties- should do, l erfonn, fulfil, and keep such certificate or award, so to be made as af iresaid, and that I the s-id arbitrator should have power by my certificate or award to direct how the several issues shonld be entered, and to award and direct a verdict in the said action; and it was also ordered, by and with such consent as afores lid, that the costs of the cause, including the co.-ts of the special jury, should abide the event and determinati on of the said certificate or award; and that the costs of the reference and award or certificate should lie in the di~cretion of me, the said arbitrator, who should nirect by whom aud to whom, and in what manner, the same shall be paid. And whereas I, the said arbitrator, on the 29th of October, A.D., 1869, did, by writiug under my hand, endorsed on the said order, duly enlarge the time for making my award until the 1st of May, 1870. Now I the said :>r, itrator, having taken upon mysf>f the burden of this reference, and havlng duly weighed and considered the several allegations of the s dd parties, an 1 also the proofs, vouchers, and documents which have been gived in evidence before me, do hereby make and publish my award in writing, of and con- cerning the matters above referred to, in manner following, that is to say, as to the issue firstly joined in the sait cause, I award and adjudsre that the defendant is guilty [this meam the removal of the pump], as in the declaration alleged, and I find the said first issue for the plaintiff. And as to the issue se- condly joined in the said cause, I award and adjudge that the plaintiff ought not of right t) have had for his tenants occupiers of the said messuage with the appurtenance?, the use, benefit, privilege, or easement, of taking and using the water of the said pnmp and well for the purposes, and as in the declaration al- leged; and I find the said second issue tor the defendant, and I a vard and direct a verdict in the said action upon the said fir,t i sue for the p'aintiff, and upon the said sec .nd i,sue for the def n lant; and I award and adjudge that there are no mat- ters in difference between the said parties, except the mat!ers in d-fference in the s id cau-e; and iuasmuch as in my opinion it is not necessajy with a view to the most advantageous enjoy- ment of both properties by the said respective parties the owners, that anything be done between them, or that any deeds or instruments be executed by them or either of them, I do not direct that anything be done between them, or that any deeds or instruments be executed by them or either of them. ADd I further award and direct that the plaintiff do pay to the defend- ant his costs of the reference, and that the plaintiff do bear the costs of this my award, and his own costs of the reference. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1869. (Signed) ALFRED COXON. Signed and published the 25th day of Nov., A.D., 1869, in the presence of H H. EXONE, Clerk to Mr Coxon. -Froin the Oswestry Advertiser.
LLANDYSILIO. PARISH CHURCH.—Special services will be held on Wednesday and Friday evenings during Advent. The following is a list of the preachers and the subjects of the sermons Friday, Dec. 3.—" The Second Coming The Fulfilment of Promise," 2 Peter iii., 4.—The Rev. J. Hill, vicar of WelshpooL Wednesday, Dec. 8.—" The Glory of His Appearing," Titus ii., 13.-The Rev. W. W. English, vicar of Great Wollaston. Friday, Dec. 10.—" Waiting for the Coming of Christ," 1 Cor. i., 7.—The Rev. A. Field, vicar of Pool Quay. Wednesday, Dec. 15. The Joy of the Saints at His Coming," St. Luke xxL, 27. 28.—The Rev. T. Rowlands, vicar of Bwlchycibau. Friday, Dec. 17.—"The Mourning of the Tribes of the Earth," Rev. L, 7.—The Rev. E. Robinson, Deytheur. Wednesday, Dec. 22.—" Abiding in Christ: Our Prepara- tion for His Coming," 1 St. John ii., 28.-The Rev. W. W. How, rector of Whittington. Friday, Dec. 24.—" Confession that Christ is come in the Flesh The Test of Doctrine," 1 St. John iv., 3, 4.—The Rev. J. J. Turner, Pentreheylin. The services commence each evening at seven o'clock.
LLANFYLLIN. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS AND ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER.—At the police court on Saturday, David Lloyd wis brought up in custody of P.C. Edward Jones charged before Edward Evans, Esq., and William Jones, Esq., bailiffs, with the above offence.-P.C. Jones deposed: About seven o'clock last night I was sent for to the New Inn in this town. I went there. I found Mr Perkin, the landlord, and the prisoner in the doorway. The prisoner held Perkin by his collar. I did all I could to get him to loose his hold. When I got him free from Perkin the prisoner got hold of me and began to assault me. He got hold of my collar with one hand, and my middle with the other. He tore my coat and tore three buttons off it. When he had hold of me he was hurting me so much that I was obliged to strike him with my staff to get him to loose. Humphrey Ellis then kindly took him a little distance up the road towards his home. He returned in a few minutes and came to the New Inn stripped. I went to meet him. He got hold of me by the beard and took off a fistful of it. He also kicked me. I managed to get him down to handcuff him. He kicked and struggled. With assistance I took him to the lock- up. I am very sorry that he should conduct himself in this way. I have known him for upwards of eight years and he has always been sober, quiet, and well conducted. -The Bench: As you have such a good character we shall only fine you 10s., and lis., costs.
LLANDRINIO. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. Two cows belong- ing to Mr Whittingham, Rhos Farm, are infeccted. The disease was communicated by a cow purchased from a dealer in Oswestry.
THE SUEZ CANAL. It is known to some of our readers that Mr David Davies, of Llandinam, went out to the East about a month ago to be present at the opening of M. Lessep's great canal Mr Davies's practical knowledge of works of this kind renders his opinion of some value, and we are sorry to find that he thinks there will be great difficulty in keeping the channel sufficiently clear of sand for large vessels to pass through it. Writing from Ismalia on the 18th, and after describing the preparations for the fetes, which were on the most extensive scale, he says The canal is very much like what I expected to find it, and although I have not been along the whole course, and have had no means of testing its depth, I fear the sand through which it is made will fall in and soon fill it up, whatever the depth may be. The slopes on the sides are at an inclination of only 2 to 1, while the wash against the sides is very great, and to make matters worse, the spoil' from the excavation is placed quite close to the top of the slopes. I see, however, there are thousands of men- camels, and asses employed in making the inclination of the slopes 5 to 1. To do this will cost from C5,000,000 to £ 6,000,000; but if this is done the canal can, no doubt, be kept open for the traffic, and upon this entirely depends the success of the canal. I find that the depth is not more than sufficient for ships of 15 feet draught. There have a few vessels arrived here from Port Said, but I can- not send many particulars, as the post leaves at ten, and what I am writing is written under a burning sun, without a chair on which to sit or a table to write on. There are tens of thousands of people here from all parts of the world, and the Pasha will spend at least a million on the ffites, fireworks, &c., money which would be very much more usefully expended in improving the slopes of the canal."
THE CRYSTAL PALACE.—Several collections are an- nounced for the Cattle Show week, and amongst them a three-le--ed horse will doubtless interest some of the visitors. The English opera and the oratorio perform- ances greatly add to the enjoyments. The Christmas pantomime is to be founded on the story of Whittington and his Cat, and his Cat, 'J -i'
TOKTMABOCL Acteiy,KNT.-On Wedwp,&y morning last, -occurred on the Cambrian Railway, nmr this Mation, IB-ut happily not one eff a sser-ious caters. It appears'.Skat some: time during the previous night, or very early-Skat morning, some horses had-&rayed o-nto the railway.: 'but how 'tliey came to be there is so IrT- a mystery. JRsw- ever, wli-^n the train v/hiek leaves Eartmadoc for Pwll- heli,at-,iix a.m., had proceeded, about a hundced .yards from tae station, a lierse w" seen >OJII. the line, anF, was immedi.risly run ewer. The engine w«s stopped, and the line was cleared, and tiis train psoeeeded on ats way. When ii had proceeded clXfit a two bosses vs^re Again -d«ocried inamQfidiately.ia front oL the engine, of which--T5«Efi run over, -and ttbs jerk otMised tw»:«aciaages .and break vam be ,.fIlip off ihe metdc. The ejigine .-and tendered not le%v.e the xail^, nor was any dam-lige td-jne to -.the! permanent way. traffic *.was of eoupse -sus- polided: icr about aa hourv before the carriages couio be ,got -on tkt rails a^aan. Of the horses <.which w«re ki-isd, one .belcm^ed to Mr Davies, Commemil Hotel, .and She ■other to -Mr Richar.(E -Jone. bttoher, .bcih of P«rtma&»c. The horfct: which -essayed belonged i.ta Supeciaatectitnt Davies. 5\o person fortunately was,, is: the least faurt. æETTY -SESSION.% FEIDAT, November 2G.-Be.fsre J«hn ST»,nes, Em. (Ynysgain), 51. OWSB, E. W. Mathew, E6q¡., and. Gwen Griffith, Esq. Non-vitivtltnancc of iW"ije anil Family.—William 'Evaoes, & qnarryjsiMi, working at BetEiaesda, near Bang^ir, was broiUght up in custody, charged with; neglecting to xaaim- •t £ an his.jfe and family.—Sam,ael ."VaugJaan, clerk to the guardians, of the Festiniog Unioa, praved the case.—The daJendant prDmised to take his wdfe and family with ,him to sBethegfia, and to msaEtain thesa in fufeare, and, he vvT.* therefore, diicharged on Ssis consejeting to pay the costs .ef £ 2 S3. 9d.,>b.3" instalmeate of lOg.^r mojufch. POLICE OOURT, MSKDAY, ,November 29.-Befeme Major Ma&ew. iHrunk 4wl, Riotous.—Jfetn Da'ses, ajjawy, living at T-remarloc, fwac charged with being drunkd riotous et Treutadoc on-ihe 28th instaaat. TJK offence was proved by P.C. RlCbadt!;homas .JoRes.Dfenrlant vpas,-fined2s..<5d., and «6«. costs: or, seven days' imprisonment. He was allowed fourte»i days to pay. TUIBSDAY, November ;iO.-Befol"c Majer Mathew. Vaffnanctj Oiifd Indecent Btkeziou.r.—Mary P-riichard, an uijfortv.nate, yon charged with indeeent .bt^feviour, at Trematwc, ow tie 29th insLmt.-To be imprisoned for tweaty-ene days. Vagra&cy.-—Caroline Sarah Draper, who gakl she be- longed te Birmlofham, was charged with hawkift? goods from door to door, without a lieeace. P.C. R. T. Jones proved case. ^Pefendant proed tbe basket, .with a few pin&, a box ,of matches, asid half-dezen pactets .of blacking, arid also. 6 few pence, and begged 'hard to be allowed to go away, and she would leave;oll ahe; 3#>d in the hands &f the poilice.—Dismissed on coO-itionof cleav- ing the nei.41:jqour44il.
NEWTOWN. FAIR, MONDAY ^.ND TUESDAY.—Weaiber wet, and at- tendance of buyers small. Store bullocks and store sheep very scarce and very .dear. Beef, 7d. per lb» mutton, 7\a. to 8d. j egfgs, 10 and 12 for Is. fowls, 2s. 6d. to 4a. 6d. per couple ditcks, 4s. to s. per couple; turkeys, 3s. to 7s. &I. eachj geese, 4s. tO;6s. each; butter, 12d. to l £ d- per lb. pigs .scarce and dear, sucking and cart-pigs ranging from 20s. to 32s. each. & number of horses shown., but few sold, owiug to high prices. No quotations reported in grain. ALARM OF -FTRE.-The neighbourhood of the Horse- market and High-street was -on Friday week thrown into great excitement owing to an alarm of fire being raised at the shop of Mr Francis, ironmonger. It Iron appears that between six and seven o'clock, one of the assistants went into a room ie which a quantity of paraffin oil is stored. He placed the candle which he was carrying on the ground, and by aome mishap the flame communicated with a portion of the spirit, and trying to extinguish it by stamping upon it with his feet, a portion of his clothes quickly became ablaze, and the young man, terrified and screaming, ran out into the street. He was met by Mr Francis, who promptly extinguished the flames, and the young man eaesped with a few burns about his legs. The fire was meanwhile extinguished. Mr Francis has announced that he will not serve customers with this, or other inflammable oil, after dusk, and of this other dealers would do well to take a hint. AN IMPUDENT ROBBERY AND A CLEVER CAPTURE.— On Monday a squalid, dirty-looking quartette, identified with the tramping fraternity and sisterhood, and giving the names of George and Louisa Wilson and Thomas and Mary Clarke, were brought before the Rev. John Lloyd, at Mr Woosnam's office, charged with committing a rob- bery under the following circumstances :-On Thursday evening the prisoners called at a farmhouse, about a mile from Dolfor village, known as the Cider House. Mr Jones, the occupant of the farm, was away from home, being at Newtown, attending a sale of some property which was being held there that day. Finding the house temporarily unoccupied, the prisoners bagged seven fine roosters and some potatoes, and then comfortably ensconced themselves for the night in an outbtilding, pulling down some wooden boarding for the purposes of a fire, and sun- t dry of the fowls were boiled. The cheaply-got meal could not be enjoyed without salt, and one of the gang, with an effrontery not often surpassed, walked round to the front door of the farm and actually begged a handful, which was given to him by the unsuspecting woman of the house. Before they left, the prisoners iook care that the fire was carefully raked cut, that any suspicion of attempted arson might not attach itself to their cool proceedings of the previous night. Next morning the loss of the fowls was found out., an enquiry naturally ensued, and after some little delay information was given to P.C. Hudson, of Kerry. At daybreak, on Saturday, Hudson set off in search of the thieves, and encountered them walking leisurely along the road, about half-a-mile from the little village of Brompton Briars, his search after them having extended through three counties, and over nearly fifty miles of country. The police applied for a remand for eight days, in order to allow them the opportunity of making enquiries about several robberies which have re- cently taken place in this neighbourhood.
GRAND CONCERT. On Monday evening last, a grand evening concert was given in the Public Rooms, the artistes being Madame Bodda Pyne (late Miss Louisa Pyne), Miss Jocelyn (con- tralto), Madlle. Aurette Zuliani (soprano), Mr Beverley (teftor), and Herr Ricardo Deck (basso), the conductor being Mr Frank Bodda. These artistes were engaged by the Newtown Glee and Madrigal Union, and it is due to them to state that most of the really good music which we hear at Newtown from time to time is the result of their indefatigable energies and care in catering for a music-loving public. The first part of the programme was entirely operatic, and consisted of selections from the fol- lowing operas — Rigoletto, Norma, Faust, Dinora, Martha, Crown Diamonds, Zaaberflote, Trovatore, Rose of Castile, The principal feature of the operatic part was the air from the Crown Diamonds, with variations by Rode. This was splendidly sung by Madame Bodda- Pyne, who seems to have test little of her old fire and artistic excellence as a vocaHist since she used to appear in company with the late Mr Harrison, in the English opera. As a matter of course she was rapturously en- cored, and substituted tire ever-welcome song, Home, sweet Home," (-hiring the singing of tv'hich the audience were spell-bound. Madlie. Zuliani gave evidence in the aria., Tacea la Notte," from Trovatore, that she had her voice completely Under control, displaying marvellous flexibility. We are charitably disposed to think that Miss Jocelyn was labouring under -a severe cold, and the weather, which was extremely unfavourable, warranted the supposition. The great bass song from the Magic Flute, sung by lIerr Deck, was eminently adanted for dis- playing the extraordinary compass of his rich voice, and came in for a good share of applase. The trio, "I'm not the Queen," from the Rose of Castile, sung by Madlle. Zaliani, Miss Jocelyn, and Mr'Beverley, was deservedly encored, -and concluded the first part of the programme. The -second part consisted of ballads, interspersed with ;glees,%c., and cemmenced with the glee, "The Dawn of Day: after which Madame liodda Pyne appeared and sang two new sengs, by Vivien, "The Old Church" and "Roaming thrrragh the Greer. Fields;" and being encored, she substitute?. 'Twas on-a Market Day." The other songe were—" The Thorn," tung by Mr Beverley, who, in reply to an eKcore, sang "Let me like a Soldier fall;" The last Rose of Summer," charmingly SURg by Madlle. Zulrani, -whose clear enunciation showed her to be per- fectly master of the English language;" The Ladder Sfe," by Miss Jocelytt- and "Le Tambour Majeur," sung by Herr Deck, and eliciting a hearty encore. The ■charmingold Irish melody, The Harp that once through Tara's Halls," sung by Madame Bodda Pyne, was re- ceived with thunders of applause, and her pathetic render- ing of "JohnAftderson^ny Jo" (withoutaccompaniment), wmcn sne sang in substitution, and during which the ^utmost stSlness prevailed, roused the audience to a pitch of -enthusiasm scarcely tobe imagined, certainly not described. Following this came an amusing and cleverly performed buffo duetto, The Master and Scholar," sung by Madlle. Zuliani and Mr Beverley, which was also redemanded, and notwithstanding the lateness of the hour, generously re- peated, Glover's "Gipsies' Laughing Glee," by the company, brought to a close one of the best concerts we have ever bad in Montgomeryshire. The attendance—although the weather was very unpro- pitroue—was very good. Last night the programme was repeated at Montgomery.
OSWESTRY. AMATEUR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE AT THE VICTORIA ROOMS. On Friday last a dramatic and musical entertainment, in aid of the funds of the Oswestry Rifle Corps, took place in the "Victoria Rooms, under the patronage of CoL Lord Hill and the Officers of the North Shropshire Yeomanry and Lieut. -Col. Hill and the Officers of the 15th Shropshire R. V. Notwithstanding a wet and inclement evening the attendance was large, and included many of the lead- ing inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood The amateurs, were, for the most part, members of the Oawes- try Dramatic Class. Mr Rawlings was the pianist. The performances commenced by the band of the corps (under the leadership of Band-master Parry), playing a selection from Auber's "Fra Diavolo." The band was stationed in the room beneath the large hall, and the piece, which was very creditably executed, had a very pleasing effect. The curtain was then withdrawn for the representation Qf the farce of "The Two Puddifoots," with the following cast --Pucldifoot sen., Mr Beetlestone Puddifoot jun., Mr C. W. Bayley; Buffles, Mr Golds- worthy; Caroline. Miss Russell; Mrs Figsby, Miss Farren Peggy, Miss West. This farce is one of Mr Mor- ton's absurdities, ridiculous situations and smart dialogue making up for deficiency in plot. Buffles, "aman cutout for a quiet life," has a niece whom he has promised in mar- riage to the son of an old friend, Puddifoot sen. The latter gentleman had left London some ten years pre- viously to avoid the attentions of a charming widow who had given him the chance of instant matrimony or the contents of a revolver. Puddifoot jun., who is appren- tice to an auctioneer at Bath, has come up to London on the sly, and on the way becomes enamoured of a young lady in a second-class carriage, who turns out to be the niece of Buffles. In the meantime Puddifoot sen., who has fallen in love with a circus performer, resolves to ven- ture to London disguised as his own son, and writes to hi3 friend Buffles to expect the arrival of Puddifoot jun. The younger Puddifoot pursues Caroline to her uncle's house, and, to his great astonishment, is received by that gentleman as his expected guest. Puddifoot sen. then arrives and makes love to Caroline in his assumed charac- ter. The fnn then follows fast. The two Puddifoots meet, and after some mutual recriminations, agree to keep each other's secret, and start fair. Puddifoot jun. then turns the table on his parent by assuming his character, and, producing a letter from the lady of the haut ecole, gains the fiay with the young lady. An unexpected inci- dent now occurs; the deserted widow turns up in Bufnes s landlady, who, mistaking the younger Puddifoot for his father, ain goes through the revolver business. A little explanation, however, sets all right, and the farce ends in the usual st vie. Mr Colds worthy, as the quiet-loving Buffies, displayed great ability, his horror of Peggy s mispronunciation, his dismay and mystification at the arrival of two Puddifoots instead of one, and his general by-play throughout, were well delineated, and showed that he had amply studied his part. The Puddifoot jun. of Mr C. W. Bayley and the Puddifoot sen. of Mr Beetle- stone were very spiritedly played, and they got in and out of their numerous scrapes in a wonderful style. The "female" parts were well sustained, and perhaps deserve the most credit, for they were so well made up that many were totally deceived as to the identity of the performers. However we do not think we shall be guilty of any breach of confidence in mentioning the names of Messrs R. Jones, E, Dodd, and Roberts. The first lady" played the part of Caroline in a manner which would have done no discredit to a professional; while "Miss" Dodd as the lady with the revolver, and Miss Roberts in the minor part of Peggy, were equally good. At the conclusion of the farce Mr Rawlings played a pianoforte solo in his usual masterly style. Corporal Mann then gave Leslie's Four Jolly Smiths, "which received a unanimous encore, to which Mr Mann responded by singing Lover's pretty but seldom- heard ballad, What would you do love." Sergeant Lewis and Sergt. Windsor next displayed their proficiency in the infantry sword exercise which was followed by a comic song by Mr C. W. Bayley, entitled She was just about the age," which, of course, received an encore, and The Lancashire Lass," was substituted. Cavalry sword exercise followed, Private Bickerton taking the place of Sergeant Windsor. Private J. Evans then sang Maggie May," in a style which necessitated his recall, when he sang "SweetHome." Betsy Baker" stood next upon the programme, but having lately criticised this farce with the same cast at another place, we shall not go into the plot. Mr O'Hara as Mouser, and Mr Beetlestone as Crummy kept up the spirit of the piece well; Miss Jones played Mrs Mouser very naturally, and Miss Goldsworthy, as the heroine, caused infinite laughter by her excellent acting and grotesque make-up. Private Evans then gave The Irish Carman" and Boucicault's song of Pat Molloy;" and, as an encore, The Traveling Showman, his discription of some of the animals in his exhibition being somwhat at variance with the general opinion of naturalists. This concluded a very successful performance, the audience not only awarding an encore to each singer, but frequently testifying their applause at the exertions of the corps dramatique. The farces were well put on the stage, and Mr Hobbs may be complimented on his first essay in stage management. It is rather dangerous to accord a word of flattery to amateurs, but we cannot forbear con- gratulating them on the marked improvement shewn at this performance, and also at the return to their ranks of several members whose absence from late performances has been much missed.