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BALA. PERSONAL.—We are glad to understand that Principal Edwards continues to make steady progress towards re CoVery. CRICKET.—A well-contested match was played on Thursday last between the County School and the Town, on the ground of the former. The final scores were Town 63 runs, School 60. This was the first match of the season for the town.—Corwen v. Bala County School. Played at Bala on Saturday. The School went in first and scored 137. Corwen followed with 58 runs. The result shows a great success for the School. They well deserve it, as they played in fine form, especially Burton, who was" facile prin- ceps, scoring over 60 runs, and "not out." THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE.—On Friday evening last, at the usual meeting of the Students' Missionary Union an able paper was read by Mr. J. Garnon Owen, the subject matter of which was "The Serious Call" (by Mr. Wm. Law). Letters were read from Mr. Edwin Rowlands, missionary at Lushai, enclosing interesting photographs of missionary meeting scenes in that part of the world. Needless to say, the letters and photos were much appreciated. ECCLESIASTICAL.—On Sunday last the pulpit at the Independent Chapel was occupied by Rev. J. Williams, Towyn. This was the first visit of the rev. gentleman to this church, and the eloquent sermons delivered by him were much appreciated. The evening sermon was based on Genesis 3rd, and the first portion of the first verse, and was divided into the following heads. (1) That man is liable to suffer much loss and disappointment even while obeying the direct command of God. (2) That obedient men are honoured bv the divine presence throughout their lives. This'was explained in the story of Jacob. On the path of duty he received of God a new name. On the path of duty again he re- ceived of God a new revelation for the future. (3) That the leading of God on the path of duty is the most important incident in man's life. COUNTY COURT.—The June County Court was held here on Friday last. There were no disputed cases. All the cases on the list were disposed of be- fore the Registrar. BALA MALE VOICE CHOIR.—We understand that this choir, not content to rest on the laurels they had, so brilliantly won at the recent Bala Eisteddfod are about to seek additional glory at the forthcoming Chair Eisteddfod at Corwen. Under the able tuition of the conductor, Mr. G. Roberts (Gwrtlieyrn), the choir will, no doubt, be able to give a creditable account of themselves. It is anticipated that a mixed choir exceeding 100 in number can also be organized to enter the chief choral competition. Tne energetic committee has undertaken the task of organization, and Mr. Roberts has promised to under- take the leadership of this choir as well. THE WEATHER.—For the last fortnight glorious weather has prevailed, which has had for its effect the addition of a considerable number of adherents to cycling. Others are tempted to take advantage of the delightful change by drives into the country. One party had a pleasant drive last Thursday round Pantyglyn visiting several places of interest. Ex. ROUTE.—Visitors are beginning to arrive and a prosperous season is anticipated. With consider- able foresight the town authority are procuring a water van for purposes of street watering, which will be a great improvement on the present method of watering with hoses. The Council would do well to consider the question of increased facilities for visitors. Among others may be suggested the pro- vision of a plentiful supply of seats on the shores of the lake. Another attractive feature would be the acquisition of a small steamer on the lake, although there are at present a number of small boats on hire, the suggested innovation would, no doubt, be welcomed. ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORTS.—Some of H. M. Inspec- tor's reports on the schools in the district have already been received. The report on Rhosygwaliau school was to the following effect: This school seems to have much improved since the first visit was paid, and in consideration of this improvement the higher grant is again recommended but its payment is ad- vised in the full expectation that the attainments of the scholars will be still further raised during the coming year. For this purpose special attention should be paid to developing the intelligence of the children particularly in reading. The relationship between the first class subject and the object lessons should be carefully observed." Average attendance, 23 grant on total average attendance, 17s. per child. Drawing, 10 scholars at Is 9d. per child sewing. 12 at Is. The total grants amounted to Z21 10s. 6d. Cwmtirmynach School: "The teaching appears to be given with steady industry, and the children seem to be making, on the whole, good progress, If the present rate of improvement in geography is main- tained, the higher grant under art. 101 (E) will be recommended next year." Average attendance boys, 24'8, girls, 24. Total, 49. Grant on average attendance (including the principal grant of 14s.), 17s. 6d. per child. Drawing, grand total, E2 3s. 9d. Total grant for needlework, 24s. Grant under art. 104, iElO; art. 105, £ 10. Total grant received, Z66 5s. 3. Maesywaen School: "The teaching is vigorous and intelligent. The new master is evidently determined to maintain the school in a creditable state of efficiency." Average attendance boys, 25.2, girls, 20.6; total, 46. Grant on average attend- ance, 18s. per child. Total drawing grant, L2 3s. 9d. Total grant on second-class subject, needlework, £ 2 2s. The grants altogether received amount to £ 45 15s. 9d'. It-will tie observed that in this school the higher grants have all been received. MISCELLANEOUS MEETING.—A literary and musical meetincr in connection with the Bethel Independant Church° was held at Sarnau Board School on Friday evening last, at which there was a numerous attend- ance. Thomas Jones, Esq., Brynmelyn, presided, and Rev. H. Gwion Jones, Bethel, conducted. The following were the adjudicators—Poetry, Rev. T. T. Phillips, B.D., Bala; Essays, Rev. Ivan T. Da vies, LIandrillo Mrs. Jones, Llawrycwm Mrs. Richards, Gwerabrychdwr; Mr. H. Jones, Braichdu Recita- tions, &c., Messrs. H. Jones and J. D. Lloyd, Sarnau School. An appropriate address was given by the Chairman congratulating the Committee on the fruit of their labours. Mr. Parry also contributed an interesting address. The following were the prize winners :—Reciting, confined to children under 14, 1 M. C. Evans, Bethel, 2 D. Jones, Hendre. Singing the hymn" Sandon," for children under 14, 1 Flor- ence Edwards, Ysguborfawr. Recitation, for children under 10 years of age, 1 Kate E. Hughes, Bryniau, 2 Ellen Thomas, Pentre, 3 Annie Jones, Cwm. Writing the 100 Psalm, for children under 10, 1 Evan Owen Jones, Tyuchaf, 2 Mary C. Evans, Bethel. Duett, one party competing, adjudged worthy of the prize, viz., Miss Jones, Caecoryn, and her friend. Essay on Esther," 1 Miss J. Jones, Tyuchaf. A solo, "Dim ond deilen," was well rendered by a young man from Corwen. Solo for persons under 40 years of age, Gwynfe," from the Congregational Tune BOO £ 1 Miss Jones, Caecoiyn. Writing John 1st, 10 verses, to children under 14 years of age, 1 Miss J. Jones, Tyuchaf, 2 Miss M. W. Davies, Cwmhwylfod, 3 Master W. Davies, Tynllechwedd. Essay for persons under 21 years of age, "'1 he Three Jewish Feasts," equal first Misses K. M. Jones, Tyuchaf, and Evans, Cwm Cottage, Quartette, two parties competing, prize adjudged to Miss Williams, Bethel, and party. Penillion for Sunday Schools, one competitor, viz., Mr. R. E. Roberts, Llandderfel, who was adjudged worthy of the prize. He also won the prize for the poem to the memory of the late Rev. M. D. Jones. The next item was one of the most interesting com- petitions at the meeting, and consisted in the ren- dering of the hymn, "St. Andrews," by parties of 8 girls. Three payties offered. After a splendid com- petition the prize was awarded to the Bethel party, under the leadership of Miss Davies, Llandderfel. Mr. Pierce Jones, Cwmonen, and party won the prize offered for the best rendering by a party of 12. For the essay on the "History of Bethel Church," the first prize was awarded to Mrs. Pugh, Bwlchgarn- eddog. The second was Mr. W. Davies, Bethel. Essay, "The position and work of a daughter," 1 Miss Edwards, Brynderw. There was only one competitor on the address, "Disarmament," viz., Mr. D. Jones, Braichdu, and he was adjudged worthy .of the prize. Two choirs competed on the anthem, "Y mae afon." Rhydywernen choir, under the leadership of Mr. John Griffiths, Tynyffridd, were adjudged the winners. A very pleasant meeting closed with the usual vote of thanks. MOUNTAINEERING.—On Thursday last, in response to an invitation generously extended to them by the Rev. Hugh Roberts, Rhydymain, and Mr. Thomas Edwards of Blaenau, Dolgelley, and Liverpool, the professors and students of the Bala Theologicel Col- lege and Preparatory School, enjoyed a day's excursion to°the summit of Aran Fawddwy. They journeyed from Bala by the 9 a.m. train to Drwsynant station, where on arrival they were met by an experienced cicerone. En route, the party was joined by Mr. Meyrick Jones, J.P-, Dolgelley, and Mr T. Edwards, and after ascending part of the way, they could espy the Rev. Hugh Roberts coming in their direction, in command of the commisariat. Upon reaching Craig Cowarch a stoppage was made, when the party was treated to a bountiful supply of light and most acceptable refreshments; in the strength of which the remainder of the journey was accomplished in no time. Arrived at the summit, the prospect presented to view was glorious in the extreme. The wide ex- panse of picturesque and varied scenery well repaid the fatigue of the ascent. After a short stay the consummation of a programme in which singing formed the predominant feature, the party began the descent by a different route. About halfway down they were again regaled with refreshments, after which the journey to Drwsynant was completed. It was apparent at once that great preparations had been made to receive them, for through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. T. Edwards, they sad down to a sumptuous knife and fork tea. The kind-hearted donors were unremitting in their attendance upon the guests, and in this were ably assisted by Mrs. Pugli, and Mr. and Mrs. Pugh, Heolygog. After all had done justice to the "inner man," the tables were cleared, and a miscellaneous meeting was held under the presidency of Prof. Williams. The programme consisted of songs, addresses, and recitations. At the close the party "en masse passed a cordial vote of thanks to the kind donors for entertaining them to Mrs. and Mr. and Mrs. Pugh, Helygog, for their assistance at the tables, and to all who had con- tributed to make the day one of the happiest the oarty ever experienced. PETTY SESSIONS.—SATURDAY. On Saturday last before Colonel Evans Lloyd, Tloger Plughes, John Parry, L. J. Davies, and R. W. Roberts, Esqs. USING PROFANE LANGUAGE. David Rees, of Pentrepiod, Llangower, and Edward Morris, Llechweddystrad, Llangower, were charged, at the instance of P.C. Daniel Davies, Llanuwchllvn, with having committed this offence. The prosecutor stated that about 10.15 p.m. on the 29th May, he saw the two defendants in company with others keeping a row in Pandy-road, Llan- uwchllyn. He told them to go on quietly, and when going on they made use of certain profane words mentioned in the information. He first saw the defendants in Pandy-road; they went along Pandy to the station and afterwards along the rail- way. Witness cautioned them, but they still made use of bad language. By the Bench: Were they sober? Both were under the influence of drink, having been in the public-house. By Defendant Morris Where was I cursing 1— Officer: Everywhere along the Llan and Pandy- z, road.-Defendant: How many of us were there altogether ?—Officer: Five or six; I am not sure which.—Defendant: There were only five.-Offieer: It may be five. I am not sure whether the number was five or six. By the Bench: What kind of evening was it? Witness: It was very light. Why did you pick these two out of the number ? Witness I knew them well, and heard them swearing. The others were not swearing. The Justices ordered the defendants to pay 7s. 6d costs each, adding that they believed all that the constable had said. Defendants were cautioned against a recurrence of the offence. ASSAULT. Edward Richards, lately in service at Caepant Farm, Llandderfel, charged Morgan Hughes, of Bryniaugedynion, with having assaulted him on the 8th June. 11 Complainant said: I was lately in service at Caepant. Llandderfel. The assault took place at Hendre, Cwmmein, about 8 o'clock in the evening of the 8th June. Defeudant asked me Why did you leave Caepant ?" I replied that I did not like the place and that was the reason I had left. He then said that three weeks was not long enough to form an opinion of the place. I answered that I knew within a week that I should not care for it, because it was in a hollow and very lonely. De- fendant said Brynmelyn was in a hollow. I told him not to speak to me of other places, whereupon ne got up from his chair and struck me with the back of his hand. I told him to look out what he was doing, he then turned back and shook his hst at me. I caught hold of him by the vest to defend myself. Defendant then bit "my right ear, which consequently bled. I put him on the screen, and laid my head on his breast. While in that posi- tion dependant bit me on the top of my head, and put his finger in my ey, giving me such pain that I released my grip. He then made another rush and drove me to the back of the settle, where he struck me twice on the nape of my neck and face. There were others in the house at the time, and I shouted. Witness William Williams took me out. By the Bench: The struggle took place in the house kitchen. There were then present. John Jones, the tenaht; W. Williams, Coedybedo; and John Rowlands, Penrallt. Cross-examined by Defendant: You said I struck you. Complainant: Yes. Defendant: I did not do so." You also state that I rushed at you twice." Complainant: "Yes." Defendant: "I did not do so." Bv the Bench Did'nt you try to defend your- self ? Complainant: I tried to do so as best as I could." Did'nt you ask others to help you? Complainant: No." "No one tried to help you?" Complainant: The occupier of the house did at the last rush." Had you any quarrel with de- fendant before ? Complainant: No, we were always on good terms." William Williams, Coedybedo, stated he was at Hendre at the time of the scuffle, and saw Hughes get up and strike Richards across the mouth. Complainant asked him to look what he was doing, and got hold of defendant by the vest and pushed him towards the grate. Defendant therefupon rushed at complainant, but the latter got hold of him and pushed him on to the screen. Hughes bit complainant with his teeth, so that he was covered with blood. Both then came towards the door; defendant hit him twice with his fists.-Wit- ness then took complainant out.—In reply to the Bench witness stated that Hughes bit Richards first in the right ear, and that it bled. By the defendant; I did not see complainant strike you first. He got hold of you and pushed you towards the grate, and then let go." De- fendant: Did not complainant rush at me first?" Witness: "No." In reply to the Bench witness said there were present in the house besides complainant and de- fendent, William Williams, Coedybedo; John Row- lands, Pen'rallt; John Jones (the tenant), and Mrs. Jones (his wife), and the children. The Bench: Did not anyone try to prevent this scuffle?" Witness: "I did not see anyone do so." John Jones (the tenant) told them to desist as they had just come from chapel. John Rowlands, Pen'rallt, generally corroborated the two last witnesses, and testified that defendant bit complainant in the right e&iy anri on the tOpiof the head. He saw that compiainant had been bit because he noticed blood. He did not see Richards strike Hughes at all, but he saw the .latter strike the former twice with his clencned fist. The last witness had asked them to desist, as also did John Jones, because they had just come from chapel. Defendant, who elected to make a statement instead of giving evidence on oath on his own behalf, gave his version of the affair, in the course of which he said that he had asked complainant why he had left Caepant. He replied that he did not like the place. Defendant said that there were other places in a hollow. Richard's replied that he did not like the b- place. Hughes then remarked, Edward (meaning complainant), there are as good people living at Caepant now as there are anywhere." Continuing, defendant said, Richards then hit me on the screen, adding, I will do for you.' I got hold of him by the hand, and in tightening my grip on him, got hold of his nose. I took hold of him by his collar and asked him why he had rushed on me :withont saying a word. John Rowlands was behind him, and William Williams stood near. I did not strike him at all. I started like this (showing the movement); but, at the request of John Jones, did not strike him. He went towards the door, and no one took him out. John Jones, Hendre (the occupier), stated that he remembered the evening in question. Richard and Hughes, with others, were at his house; Hughes asked Richards why he had left Caepant. The latter replied that he did not like the place. Asked why, he replied, that it was in a hollow.' Hughes then mentioned other places similarly situated, and when Richards said, 'Duw, Duw, Morgan, be quiet,' defendant asked him to stop calling on his God. The next thing witness saw was Richards getting hold of Hughes and throwing him on the screen. After about a minutes' time they got up and went towards the door, where another scuffle took place. As soon as he (witness) saw blood he went between them and stopped them. He saw blood on Richard's face he thought there was some blood on his ear as well. Witness asked them to desist, as they had just been in chapel. He did not see either of them strike. By the Bench Witness accompanied Hughes to the house; he saw Hughes get up, but did not see him strike Richards. He would not swear that defendant did not strike the complainant. He (witness) stood behind them. After a short deliberation, the Justices returned, when the Chairman (Col. Evans-Lloyd), addressing the defendant said: The Bench were all of opinion that he was guilty of this assault. He must not bite again (laughter.); he must keep his teeth in his mouth (laughter). Defendant admitted that he had hold of complainant's nose. The Bench were surprised that the boys present did not attempt to stop the scuffle. Defendant was mulcted in a penalty of 9s. 6d., and. 10s. 6d. costs. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Adjourned meeting 7th June. Present: Mr. R. W. Roberts (chairman), Mr. R. W. Roberts (viee- chirman), Messrs. D. Jones (Birmingham House), D. W. Jones, D. Jones (joiner), Edward Jones, R. Ll. Jones, T. R. Dakin (deputy clerk). INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector (Mr. D. R. Roberts) reported that the alteration required to Mr. Isaac Jones' stable in Mount-stree to provide a door to open inwards in- stead of outwards on to the parapet as at present, was not yet completed. It was resolved that the Inspector interview the owner, and Convey to him the requirements of the Council. It was understood that the urinal required in King's Head Yard, re- ported as not provided, would be completed. The Council decided to call the attention of Mrs. Anwyl to the certain sanitary arrangements for William Edwards' Smithy. Mr. William Jones, Tegid-street, having complained that the drains at the back of his house, were in a filthy condition, it was decided to call the attention of the owner, Col. Evans Lloyd to the matter, with a request that they should be recti- fied. and also that leaders should be put up on this property. TREMARAN. A letter was read from Mrs. Jones, Maesyrhedydd, complaining of the state of the open gutter in front of her property in Tremaran. It transpired that this matter had been several time considered and that the old council had decided to provide a covered drain from Siop y gornel to the corner of Mrs. Williams, Tremaran's house, which was, however, never completed. Some of the councillors wanted to dele- gate the matter to the consideration of the Sanitary and Street Committees, while others failed to see what advantage would be gained by doing so, inas- much as they had a minute giving instructions. It was subsequently decided upon a division that the surveyor carry out the resolution by the old Council. AN OLD EMPLOYEE APPLIES FOB RE-ENGAGEMENT. Mr. John Jones made a request to the Council to take him back to their service, He admitted that he had left it on Friday morning last, of his own accord, and without any plausible excuse for doing so. On being asked whether he was willing to take applicant back, the Surveyor replied that he would not mind taking Jones on temporarily, but he was averse to taking him permanently as before. He had on more than one occasion trouble with him the power of dismissal being in the hands of the Council, and being known to applicant enhanced the difficulty.- The Council spent more than half-an-hour in dis- cussing the application. Ultimately on Jones promising to reform, the Council approached the Surveyor, and enquired whether after hearing Jjones' promises he was willing to give him another trial. The Surveyor replied affirmatively and a resolution was passed to that effect.—Mr. W. T. W. Jones gave notice that he would at the next meeting propose that the power of dismissing employees be delegated to the Surveyor.