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The seeds of these disorders are effectually by thii penetrating Unguent, not only from the superficial parts, but from the internal tisanes likewise* Any case* even of twiaty yeM-s standing, spetdily yields to itb influence A Certain Cure for Bronchitis, Diphtheria, Sore Throat, Asthma, &o. For curing sore throat, diphtheria, bronchitis, ness of the chest, and pain in the side-which instant treatment alone prevents degenerating into more serious maladies, this Ointment has the same powers over chest oomplNBtsa.s a blister possesses, without causing pain or debility. 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Williams, 22, Marischal-street, Aberdeen. A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE. J\_ CONTENTS. 1. Medical Advice to the Invalid. 2. Approved Prescriptions for various Ailments. 3. Phosphorus, as a Remedy for Melancholia, Loss of Nerve, Power, Depression, and Feeble Digestion. 4. On Self Treatment and Cure. 5. The Coca Leaf a Restorer of Health and Strength. GEORGE'S PILE AND GRAVEL PILLS. Patronised br several eminent Physicians and Swrgtom, and UtmrzaaAiAT held in high esteem Though you have suffered and despaired far years and tried Remedies in vain, be assured there is still a safe and speedy cure for you at a small coat by using GEORGE'S PILE AND GRAVEL PILLS, -Whieh'xn now recognised by all as being the best Medicine yet discovered for PILB AND GtBAVBIi, as well as for the following pains, which, in Ninety-nine Cases ont of every Hundred, are caused by these painful Maladies :— PAIN IN THE BAOK, FI-ATULENCYGRIPING, COLlO, A SENSE OF WEIGHT IN THE BACK AND LOINS, DARTING PAINS IN THE REGION OF THE HEART. LIVER, AND KIDNEYS, CONSTIPATION, PAINS IN THE THIGHS, SOMETIMES SHOOTING DOWN TO THE CALF OF THE LEG AND FOOT, SUPPRESSION AND RETENTION OF URINE, PAINS IN THE STOMACH. AND ALL LIVER COMPLAINTS. Xhomaand* have bea carod by the** Pilli, and many who had base lIHDOacM hopelm have been thoroughly nstorad to htalth by their use. OK. 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TO CORRESPONDENTS. AN OBSERVER.—You have withheld your proper name, therefore your letter cannot be inserted. BANK HOLIDAY.—Monday next (Easter Mon- day), being a bank holiday, the above establish- ments will be closed. GOOD FRIDAY.—We wish to remind our read- ers of the concert at the Guild-hall to-morrow eve- ing in aid of the restoration of Zion Chapel, St. Dogmells. A splendid programme has been pre- pared, in which the eminent vocalist, Mr. John Harries, of Fishguard, together with other noted local amateurs will take part. MARINE EXAMINATION.-We are glad to find that Mr. John Lewis, Troedyrhiw, St. Dogmells, has successfully passed the Board of Trade exam- ination at Liverpool as master mariner. Holloway's Pills.—Health's Fountain.-It can- not surely be necessary to remind any intelligent reader that the purity of the blood determines every individual's health and vigour. Holloway's medi- cine searches out the slightest taint in the vital fluid, and neutralizes or expels it, so that the cir- culation supports the system instead of sowing the seeds of decay. When epidemics are advancing, and disease is steadily on the increase, it behoves every one to have a restorative like these Pills, ready to set right any irregularity in the stomach, liver, bowels, or kidneys. Holloway's treatment is especially suitable for the young, delicate, and nervous, who are most susceptible of any prevail- ing sickness, and whom violent measures would en- danger little less than the epidemic. MISSION SERVICE.—A special service to work- king men was held at the Bible Sunday Schoolroom in Eben's-lane, on Thursday morning last. Ser- mons in English and Welsh were preached by the Revs. W. C. Davies, vicar, & D. Richards, curate. ♦■»»♦ BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor and Mr. Thomas Davies, William Johnson, Plymouth, tramp, was brought up on remand charged with stealing three umbrellas, he being bailee of the same, the pro- perty of Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, Royal Oak, of this town. Miss Ann Dorothy Davies, Royal Oak, proved that the prisoner called at their house, and received three umbrellas to mend, which he pro- mised to return in two hours. The umbrellas now produced are the ones given to prisoner, and are worth about 6s. Mr. Samuel Popham, Trewern Arms, Aberporth, proved purchasing one of the umbrellar fMNMiucga, from the prisoner, for 4s. P. C. Lewis Davies, Blaenporth, proved apprehend- ing the prisoner at Gelligynar, in the parish of Penboyr, and finding two of the umbrellas pro- duced m his possession. After the prisoner was last brought before the magistrates, I called upon Mr. Popham, and found the umbrella which he had purchased of the prisoner, and which was identified by Miss Davies as the property of, her mother. Prisoner pleaded guilty, but said he had no intention of taking the umbrellas. He got drunk, and found himself at Aberporth. In four days he could have been 100 miles off had he inten- ded to steal them. Sentenced to 14 days' hard labour at Cardigan GaoL TUESDAY.—Before the Mayor and J. Thomas, Esq., a gipsy named Margaret Price was brought up in custody charged with stealing 2s. 2d. in money, and an ounce of tobacco, the property of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, from her shop in Church- street, in this town. The prisoner was apprehen- ded by P.C. John Richards on the 16th. Case ad- journed until the following Thursday, when the prisoner was sentenced to one month's imprison- ment at Cumarthen Gaol. THE UNIVERSITY BOAT KACE. The annual boat race between the Oxford and Cambridge University crews came off on Saturday last, the course as usual being from Putney to Mortlake. The race resulted in an easy victory for the Oxford crew, who were fully ten lengths in front of the Cantabs. The time, according to Benson's Chronograph was 23 min. 12 sec.; time last year, 24 min. 6i sec. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The first meeting of the new board was held at the Workhouse, on Wednesday last, when there was a large attendance of members, viz :—Messrs. J. T. W. James (in the chair), R. D. Jenkins, Capt, Jones-Parry, Thomas Davies, W. Mathias, Capt. Minister, Owen Thomas, J. Hughes, David Thomas, T. Llewellyn, B. Rees, John Griffiths (Monington), Daniel Sambrook (Whitechurch), W. Woodward, James James, Thomas Jenkins, S. Jenkins, J. G. George, E. Philipps, W. George, John Evans (Llanfair-nantgwyn), T. Williams, William Thomas, J. Jenkins, and Revs. D. George, J. M. Davies, and 1. H. Jones. COMMITTEES FOR THE YEAR. Visiting Committee-First quarter, Messrs. J. T. W. James Capt. Parry, Lewis Davies, Capt. Min- ister, John Lewis; second quarter, Messrs. J. T. W. James, T. H. Brenchley, Thomas Llewellyn, B. Rees, Benjamin Richards; third quarter, Messrs. J. T. W. James, W. O. Brigstocke, T. Williams, William Thomas, John Hughes; fourth quarter, Messrs. J. T. W. James, R. D. Jenkins, William Mathias, W. Woodward, and Owen Thomas. Finamce Committee-With the exception of Mr. Melchior Evans, who is not a member of thepresent board, this committee remains the same as last year, with Messrs. W. O. Brigstocke, T. Llewellyn, and Daniel Sambrook added to the list. Removal Corn.mittee-Re-elected, with the addi- tion of Mr. Brigstocke. Assessment (Jommittee- The balloting for this Committee resulted in the re-election of all the old members, therefore the Committee will remain the same as last year. School Attendance Committee-The members of last year's Committee were re-elected. RAILWAY EXTENSION TO CARDI- GAN. RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH THE LINE. A large and influential meeting of the sharehol- ders of the Whitland and Cardigan Railway, and the directors of the Crymych line, was held at the Guild-hall, on Wednesday last, Capt. Jones-Parry, Tyllwyd, in the chair. The Chairman having briefly addressed the meet- ing, Mr. James Williams, Mayor (local secretary), read the notice convening the meeting, which was determined on in consequence of receiving a copy of a resolution passed at the board of directors, undertaking to bring the railway the whole length to Cardigan, commencing at both ends. The Chairman then called upon Mr. Thomas Davies, Bank House, to address the meeting, which he did in a very enthusiastic manner. The future prosperity of the town and locality depen- ded a great deaf upon what would take place at that meeting, as they would have to decide whe- ther or not they would have a railway to Cardigan. As to the money being forthcoming, he was of opinion that thev might fairly look for double the amount that had been subscribed, as a large por- tion of the county had not been canvassed. They could not expect the directors to accomplish an impossibility, and unless immediate action would be taken in the matter, they might have cause to regret. Labour and materials were to be got at a very cheap rate, and this fact alone was a sufficient inducement to proceed with the work. Iron rails could be bought under fA per ton, and steel rails at £ 5 17s. 6d. per ton. The Crymych Com- pany had to pay j612 per ton for their rails. The farmers were convinced of the benefits they would derive from a railway communication. Every per- son in Cardigan would in an indirect way benefit by the railway. At present the traffic was con- fined to Crymych, and Cardigan suffered in conse- quence. We are daily becoming more convinced of the necessity of having a railway communica- tion to Cardigan. The Royal Naval Reserve spend between J610,000 and £ 12,000 in the locality; had not the railway authorities and coach proprietors made concession respecting their fares, it is very probable the battery would have been removed. The gaol was about to be removed from here, and unless we will have a railway soon, it is very pro- bable that the Assizes will be taken awav too. The Great Western Company will become ordinary shareholders, provided we can shew that we are in earnest about the extension. Unless the share lists be registered, they could not expect the Great Western Company to subscribe their £10,000. Col. Lewis, Clynfiew, next addressed the meet- ing, and gave a short account of the extension scheme, naming the gentlemen who took the prin- cipal interest in the movement. He invited the good people of Cardigan to come out of their en- trenchments, and put their shoulders to the wheel, so as to proceed at once with the extension. The landed proprietors had not opposed the bill in Par- liament, and that was a great thing; but they ought to do more than that, and no doubt they would. j „ Mr. R. D. Jenkins said that he would not dwell upon the advantages accruing from having a rail- way to the town; that had already been done in an able manner. He would submit to the meeting a resolution placed in his hands, which was to the following effectThat the line be commenced without delay at both ends." He had every confi- dence in the directors that they would complete the line, as they were gentlemen of position and honour. Unless they meant to complete it, they would not pledge themselves to do so. Mr. Saville Miles seconded the resolution which was carried unanimously. Mr. W. W. Smith proposed the next resolution, and in doing so remarked that he felt great interest in the town of Cardigan, and the necessity of hav- ing a railway to the town was the only apology he could otter for his appearance there to submit the resolution he held in his hands, which was as fol- lows rhat this meeting ask Mr. Bowen, Q.C., to ascertain from the Great Western Company their willingnessa to register their shares with those of Cardigan, so as to satisfy those who sought infor- I mation in that direction, and convince the public that the Company really meant to subscribe the sum mentioned. Seconded by Mr. Levi James. Mr. J. Owen, Glogue, said that the last resolu- tion militated against the first one. The Great Western loan had been sanctioned by the sharehol- ders, and was embodied in an Act of Parliament. The Great Western Company felt great interest in the Whitland and Cardigan Railway, as it would bring the traffic from Cardiganshire to their line. They ought to have confidence in the directors, and fall in with their plans. Capt. Gower said that he bad declined to pro- pose the resolution just submitted, as he consider- ed it a backward step. The Cardigan share list should first be registered. He moved, That it will not bj advisable to apply to the Great Western Railway Company for their portion." Dr. Thomas: The first resolution authorises the directors to register the Cardigan shares. Mr. R. D. Jenkins: I moved the resolution under the impression that it was intended to com- mence operations immediately. Mr. Smith: My object is to have the Great Wes- tern shares simultaneously with those of Cardigan. Mr. Picton Evans moved that the words "that the sharesjbe registered immediately and that a call of £ 2 per share be made, for the purpose of begin- ning the work at both ends," be added to the first resolution. Capt. Gower withdrew his motion and seconded that of Mr. Picton Evans's, which, upon being put to the meeting by the chairman, was unanimously earned. Mr. Smith next proposed the following resolu- tion^" immediately the shares are registered the Great Western company be asked to register their's, and pay a call of £2 per share." Mr. Jenkins objected to that course being pur- sued, as it would be an insult to the company. CoL Lewis: We ought to be in a position to shew what we are doing ourselves before applying to the Great Western company for their portion. Mr. Picton Evans As the shares taken by the company are ordinary ones, I see no reason why we should not ask them to register their's, and pay the call in the usual way. However, there is no harm in asking them to do so. In answer to a question, Mr. Sdumper said that the JE14,000 subscribed at Cardigan would be al- most enough to complete the earthwork of the line all the way to Cardigan. The motion was submitted to the meeting by the chairman, and carried unanimously. Mr. J. P. Howell moved That the work done at each end of the line be of equal value." Mr. J. R. Daniel seconded the motion. Mr. Szlumper said that that resolution could hardly be carried out, as the Cardigan end as far as Cilfowyr was comparatively an easy one, and would not require so much outlay. That portion could be constructed without a locomotive, which would be a great saving. In consequence of Mr. Szlumper'a explanation the resolution was withdrawn. Mr. George, Bailey, put several questions with. respect to where the stations were to be, especially the one nearest Llechryd, which he contended should be as near to Pontrbydyceirt as possible, so as to take in the traffic from Cardiganshire. Mr. Szlumper: The locality of the various sta- tions will be decided by the directors after the line is completed. However, I may mention Blaenffos, Boncath, and the spot you refer to as such. Mr. Thomas Davies: When the line will be near its completion, the directors would be happy to exchange ideas with the public on the position of stations, so as to accommodate them. ^r- Colby, Pantyderi, next enumerated the difficulties that the directors of the Whitland and Crymych line had to contend with, when they started a 16 mile line with only £8,000. They should not be afraid of starting an 11 mile railway with £14,000. Under the present circumstances the line would be opened with flying colours, as they had influential gentlemen to support them. He should like to see all the shares taken up by persons in the locality, so as to enable them to manage their line in the way they thought best, without the interferance of the Great Western Railway Company. Mr. Szlumper: All the Great Western Company asks is the appointment of a director. On the motion of Mr J. Owen, seconded by CoL Lewis, a vote of thanks to the Chairman was en- thusiastically passed. A vote of thanks to the Directors was passed, coupled with the name of Mr. Owen, who in ac- knowledging the compliment, said that the great- est economy would be exercised in making the line —the work done on the cost system, and that Mr. Alfred Szlumper would act as superintending en- gineer. A vote of thanks to Mr. Jas. Williams (mayor), the indefatigable local secretary, for his strenu- ous exertions to further the extension, brought a very enthusiastic meeting to a close. As will be seen by the above report, there is every prospect of the line being immediately commenced. ♦—» THE LATE DEATH IN CARDIGAN GAOL. At the request of Mr. W. Davies, surgeon to the Cardigan Prison, we publish the following:- 1878, March 16th. Visited the Prison in pur- suant to summons. Opened a letter from the sur- fson in reply to a request made to him on the 26th ebruary, and having considered the evidence pro- duced at the inquest, and the medical officer's ex- planation of the treatment he pursued in the case of Nicholas Henshaw, are of opinion that no fault can be found with our officer, and that he acted to the best of his discretion and ability. We, how- ever much regret that the coroner did not direct a post-mortem examination to be made, in order that the cause of death might have been fully cleared up, and we also suggest that for the future the medical officer should as far as possible ft-gnmiw*, prisoners who are ill in their cells, and not in the office of the prison. (Signed) Thomas Harman Brenchley, W. O. Brigstocke, Morgan Jones, Rhys Jones Lloyd, S. H. Jones-Parry, J. R. • Howell, Thomas Davies, D. Griffith Davies."
LINES From an Unknown Friend, to the BetJ. Willuufr Mydrirn Jones, Tabernacle, Cardigan. > Honoured Sir, in remembrance I would fain these few lines send; And though mine is no costly tribute, Still my prayer with others would blend;— And ask, God bless you for ever, And restore you to health again, With long years to devote to his service, May you your desire obtain. And from strength unto strength may He lead VOIIL And help you along life's way, Bearing its burdens for you, Your God, your Guide, and your Stay, Till at length appearing in Zion, Forgetting the sorrows and care, We all join in one Anthem Unto Him who hath brought us there. And now, dear Sir, may it cheer you, When troubles are thick around- Each cross we have given us to bear here Will soon be exchanged for a Crown. And should these simple lines have the power I would ask that they might bring, Each kind and each loving memory As friendship's sweet offering. For true friendship will last for ever And better than finest gold Ifthe heart that would cling more closely, When others have loosened their hold. His^servan^sa to His servant so faithful and true; ay blassings abundant be with you, And rest upon all that you do. And now, dear Sir, in conclusion, i would fain these poor lines send, And though but imperfect and feeble, otill it comes from the heart of A FRIENIX s aga^=^^=!=g=gB=BSg <1.1 I m
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. DEATHS. MORGAN.—On the 13th inst., at William-street, in this town, Mr. Thomas Morgan, mariner, latfc of the S.S. "Sea Flower," aged 60 years. Deeply regretted. ELIAS.—On the 13th inst., at Bath-house, in this town, Maria, daughter of Daniel Elias, miller aged 4! years. REYNOLDS.—On the 13th inst., at Bridge-end in this town, Sophia, aged 6 years; and on the 14th Mary, aged 4 years, both children of Mr Thos! Reynolds, coach-builder. HiGGON.—On the 14th inst at Upper Mwltan, Sirs* Maria Higgon, aged 79 years.