Cambrian and Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Railways. DOWN TRAINS. WEEK DATS. | SUNDAYS. 1_ 2 3 4 5,6 7~~ 1 2 LONDON (Pad. Station) dep. „ 6 0 9 30 112 0 a. m. Oxford 8 30 11 15 1 40 ? Birmingham (Snow Hill Station)! 6 15 10 55 1 0j3 40 7 10 Wolverhampton (Low L.Station)j 7 2 11 35 1 27 | 4 18 8 0 Wellington I 7 52 12 24 2 10 j 4 55 j 8 50 £ Shrewsbury (G W.) arr 8 20 12 50 2 28 4 15 1 9 17 | Manchester (Vic. Station)., dep. 6 45 9 50 2 40 £ Liverpool (Landing Stage) 7 40 10 50 3 20 Birkenhead 8 0 11 10 3 40 S Chester 9 0 12 5 4 25 a Wrexham 9 25 12 30 4 50 Ruabon 9 35 12 42 5 0 Oswestry (G. W.) arr. 10 3 1 10 5 28 ••• ~~S71S7 arm: A.m. P- »• a- m- Leeds dep. >8 0 10 4o 2 «J0 Huddersfield 8 38 ^5 3 lo MANCHESTER (London Road) 7 50 10 45 1 ^0 4 15 Stockport 8 2 11 5 150 4 25 Glasgow 9 10 EDINBURGH 9 80 Carlisle 12 47 ••• ••• ° Lancaster 2 53 ••• ••• •■> 17 Preston ••• ••• ••• • LIVERPOOL(Lime Street). ••• 7 30 10 30 1 15 3 45 ? Warrington ••• 8 11 11 21 2 3 4 25 5 Crewe 9 0 12 30 3 40 5 35 ai Nantwich ••• 9 10 12 40 3 52 5 «j0 s Whitchurch arr- ••* 9 30 1 2 4 13 6 13 5 9 51 115 4 32 6 32 | SHREWS BUR V (C. & S.)..arr 10 15 1 35 4 55 6 55 ••• !NEWP^Y^lonyrr77T777dep. 7 45 1 20 8 50 iPontypool Road ••• 8 14 1 40 9 15 Abergavenny ••• '8 30 2 10 ••• 9 50 1 HEREFORD j ••• 8 15 9 20 3 10 ••• 11 0 'Leominster ••• 8 49 9 50 3 45 ••• 11 40 I Tenbury ••• 8 15 9 45 3 35 | ;Ludlow 9 14 10 15 4 10 12 '5 iCraven Arms ••• 9 31 10 35 4 26 12 35 Church Stretton 9 46 11 C 42 12 55 ■SHREWSBURY arr. ••• 10 10 11 35 5 5 ••• 1 30 LONDON (Euston Station)dep. ••• ••• ••• ^0 10 0 'Rugby ••• ••• I* 0 ••• 1 ••• 12 40 Tamworth ••• ••• ••• ••• 2 4 1 45 BIRMINGH AM (New Street). ••• 7 45 11 15 1 45 1 5 Wolverhampton (Q. St. Station) ••• 8 20 II 50 2 20 1 45 Stafford 8501230 315 3 0 Wellington 9 36 1 9 4 10 353 SHREWSBURY (St.Union)arr.1 ••• 10 5 1 30 4 40 4 20 — a. m. a. in. p. in. p. m. a. m. P. m- ? ;SHREWS. (S. & W'pool) dep.; 6 30 10 30 1 50 5 30 6 0 4 30 a, Buttington 7 20 11 20 2 40 6 25 6 55 5 20 it Welshpool arr.! 7 25 11 25 2 45 6 30 7 0 5 25 „ (C. R.) dep. 7 30 ,11 30 2 50 6 45 7 5 5 50 $Z [class —O. and A'. and A. and W. C. R. 1,2, 3. 1,2, 3. 1 & 2 CI. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. |, 2 & 3. T, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3, S s a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. a. m. P. m- 53 5 fOSWESTRY dep. 6 40 [10 35 2 5 .3 30 5 35 7 10 6 15 5 0 •" | Llany mynech 6 56 10 50 2 20 3 50 6 0 7 26 6 31 5 16 !? Buttington 7 15 11 13 2 35 4 10 6 30 7 40 6 50 5 38 S arr. 7 20 |11 20 2 40 4 15 6 35 7 45 6 55 5 45 153_| w jWELSHiOOL £ dep 3Q u 30 2 50 g g 45 ? 5Q ? 5 5 50 0.2 !-g Montgomery 7 45 II 45 3 5 7 10 8 15 7 25 6 5 tj-xI Abermule 7 55 11 55 7 20 8 25 7 35 6 16 oaf* NEWTOWN 6 10 8 6 12 5 3 22 7 30 8 35 7 48 6 28 ? \t ♦ i T ♦■• arr 6 25 8 18 12 15 7 40 8 3 6 40 34 5 Moat Lane Junction | dep.! 6 30 12 20 3 32 8 45 8 10 41 J1 ICarno 7 15 12 50 9 0 8 35 .3 S Llanbrynmair 7 50 1 10 4 15 ••• •• 9 20 8 55 53 MACHYNLLETH 8 35 1 35 4 45 — 9 45 9 25 gjil g Glan Dovt*y arr. 8 50 1 50 5 0 ••• 10 0 9 40 Ynys-Ias [for Aberdovey] 9 15 ,'2 0 5 15 ••• 10 0 ••• S Ynvs- las (by Ferry) dep 1,2,3a.m.,9 25 2 5 5 20 3 ABERDOVEY 6 40 „ 10 0 2 35 6 0 <iTOWYN' 6 52 „ jlO 12 2 47 6 10 ij ;Llwyngwril arr. 7 15 10 30 3 5 6 30 ••• 69 > BoRTH .7..7.77777777777777.7.7777.|IT^Ti 2 7IT\ b 20 T7- 777 10 10 10 5 7H\$SLIanfihangel 9 35 2 12 5 30 10 13 793! Bow Street 9 45 2 17 5 45 10 20 10 20 7~1 ? ABERYSTWITH arr., 10 0 2 30 5 55 10 30 10 35 341 ? .Moat Lane Junction dep7 8 20 ,12 20 3 35 7 42 8 48 8 5 6 42 41| | LLANIDLOES arr. 8 40 12 40 3 50 8 5 9 8 8 25 7 UP TRAINS. WEIEK DAYS. J SUNDAYS. 1 2 3 4 5 6~ 1 2 3 Ck^OT^nd ^T^d A. andW. C. R. 1,2, 3, I, & 2,1, 2, 3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1.&2, 1,2,3,11,2,3, 1,2,3, a) a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. r,0J 1 LLANIDLOES dep.! 6 0 ••• 10 0 — 2 50 7 30 8 30 7 20 <ol; Moat Lane Junction arr. 6 22 ••• 3 10 7 55 8 45 7 42 *12 'ABERYSTWITH dep. 8 0 1 3 456 f2 ? sS •• 5 30 "41 1 Street 8 15 1 10 4 5 5 4o wp 5 45 62h Llanfihangel 8 22 4 15 o 52 £ 5 52 gi'S BORTH ••• 8 30 1 30 4 30 _6 0^ & f" ••• 6 0^ Llwvngwril 7 25 ,12 15 4 10 o t-t TOVVYN •••• 7 45 !12 35 4 30 > a ••• || ABERDOVEY 7 45 12 35 4 30 o-^ "3 lYnys-las (by Ferry) arr. 8 25 1 20 5 10 71 10+1 •?'' Yny's-las dep 8 35 1 35 4 40 6 5 6-5 15§ | Glan Dovey 8 50 1 50 6 20 6 20 20* MACHYNLLETH 7.77.7. 9 5 2 0 6 30 0 0 31 1 [Llanbrynmair 9 30 2 27 7 0 •• 6 30 36iil ICarno 9 50 2 47 7 20 • • 7 20 „ T T S arr 10 13 3 10 7 45 •• 7 12 434 S .Moat Lane Junction j dep 6 25 10 gl 3 15 5 53 7 50 8 48 7 50 47f NEWTOWN 6 35 10 30 3 25 6 8 8 0 8 55 8 6 51|; | Abermule 6 45 10 40 6 20 8 7 9 0 7 g7 554 Montgomery 6 65 10 50 3 45 6 30 8 17 •• 9 8 8 17 ..JwrcuDAm* arr 7 10 ••• n 5 3 55 6 45 8 35 *• 9 27 8 35 612 .3 WELSHPOOL fJep ? 15 H 15 4 5 7 0 8 45 9 35 8 45 641 ? Buttington 7 20 11 20 4 10 7 5 8 50 9 40 8 50 71i ? Llanyrnynech 7 40 a.m. 11 45 4 30 7 26 9 8 |10 19 8 77!18 OSWESTRY .arr. 8 0 -12 5 4 50 7.s0 9 20 10 20 9 20 _u 1- I |Welshpool (C. R.) arr 7 10 11 5 3 55 8 35 9 27 8 35 1.1 (S. & W'pool) .dep. 7 20 11 20 4 5 8 40 •• 9 30 8 40 — Buttington 7 25 11 25 4 12 8 45 •• 9 35 8 45 J SHREWSBURY .arr. 8 15 12 15 4 55 j)_30^ •• 10 25 9 30 "'SHREWS. (S.Union) dep 8 30 12 30~ 5 15 10 8 •• 10 30 10 8 Wellington .arr 8 57 12 50 5 35 10 28 10 57 10 28 Stafford 9 45 1 35 6 10 11 7 ill 50 11 7 Wolverhampton (Q.-st. Station) 10 25 2 20 6 50 2 5 •• 12 50 2 5 !BIRMINGHAM(N.-st Station) U 5 3 0 7 20 2 31 1 40 2 31 Tamworth 12 13 2 58 7 55 2 26 •• 1 3 2 26 Rugby 1 5 3 3 7 40 3 15 2 10 3 15 LONDON (Eu-ton Station) 3 45 5 15 9 50 5 50 •• 6 15 5 50 SHRLvvsfn:rv 77777dep fo7Td 7T~ 12 20 5 0 Church Sretton 10 58 1 0 5 42 ^.(Craven Arms 11 13 1 20 6 3 S iLudlow 11 30 1 42 6 21 iTenburv 12 5 4 20 6 50 ^[Leominster 11 53 2 10 6 48 £ (HEREFORD 12 25 2 45 7 30 5 '\beriravenny 1 20 4 20 8 46 Pontvpool Road 1 45 4 55 9 18 NEVVPORT (Mon ) .arr. 2 5 5 20 *9 40 p.m. = ;SHREW'SBURY(C7&S.) dep.j 8 1122 'lfsT" 5 30 8 27 2 0 VVem arr.; 8 27 12 2 il2 52 5 55 8 40 2 31 5 Whitchurch 8 57 112 20 1 7 6 15 8 53 2 48 § Nantwich 9 15 j 12 40 1 33 6 40 j 9 10 3 8 ] •§'Crewe 9 25 12 50 1 45 7 0j9 20 3 15 1 Warrington 10 27 1 42 2 35 7 58 10 20 4 45 ]LIVERPOOL (Lime-street) 'll 5 2 30 3 30 8 50 11 5 6 0 1 Preston 12 30 2 38 3 23 9 5 1 Lancaster I 40 3 18 6 42 }10 5 • Carlisle 4 40 5 45 9 10 EDINBURGH 9 10 9 10 12 25 Glasgow 9 30 9 30 12 3-5 Stockport !10 33 1 50 2 46 7 57 >10 33 MANCHESTER (L. Road) .l0 45 2 5,3 0 8 10 ;10 55 Huddersfield 11*2 3830622932 Leeds l 20 4 15 7 0 10 15 — jOswestry (GT^VV7) riep- 8 53 '"TT- jT^'2 5 5 9 4 11 8 Ruabon arr. 9 22 1 48 5 50 9 38 11 35 Wrexham 9 32 1 58 6 0 9 43 11 45 ? Chester 10 3 2 30 6 40 10 5 il2 10 j~ Birkenhead 10 45 8 25 7 45 10 45 3 5 Liverpool (Landing Stage) jll 5 3 45 8 5 11 9 • • g Manchester (Victoria Station). 6 5 9 10 3 35 _1_- Lf Shrewsbury (G. W.) dep llO 25 1 35 | 5 53 jt Wellington |10 44 1 55 6 11 g Wolverhampton (LowL.Station)'ll 30 2 35 6 55 :Birmingham (Snow Hill St.) .12 0 3 O 7 25 'Oxford 1 55 5 0 8 57 LONDON (Paddington Station)} 3 45 .7 6~50 '10 25
REVIEWS. THE EXGLISHWOMAN'S DOMESTIC MAGAZINE.— London S. O. Betton, 248, Strand. The second number of the new and enlarged series well maintains the reputation of the first. The late Gilmour's Ward" heightens in the interest of its narrative. The other papers are well written, and the numerous plates are as admirable as ever. THE BOY'S S.O.Beeton. All the praise that we have bestowed on its prede- cessor is applicable to the present number it is well writen and the plates are executed with the usual ability. THE Boy's MONTHLY MAGAZINE. — London Beeton., The Edito'rs story, entitled London Stone," im- proves as it proceeds. The number contains an in- teresting paper on Coral Islands and Coral Animals, and an ingenious poem half English and half Latin, The usual amounts of charades and riddles close the number. CAKES, LEEKS, PCDDIXGS, AND POTATOES. A Lec- ture by George Seton. Edinburgh Edmonston and Douglas. As may be conjectured from the title, this is a lec- ture upon the nationalities of Scotland, Wales, Eng- land, and Ireland, in which the author, being a Scotchman himself, naturally regards his native land as superior to all others, although he confesses to its certain shortcomings. On the whole, however, it is a liberal essay, and abounds in pleasant anecdote and lively description. SKETCHES OF HIGHLAND CHARACTER. Edinburgh Edmonston nnd Douglas. This is the first of a series of sketches, grave and humorous, entitled Odds and Ends." The first num- ber, certainly, promises well for the series, for it IS I without exception the most amusing description of the wavs and means of farmers and drovers in the' Scotch'flighlands we ever met with. We trust how- ever that the succeding numbers are not to be so ex- clusively Scotch as the first number is. DEATH OF MR. J. JOXES, OF TOWYN.
The unexpected death of this well known and universally lameuted gentleman took place at his lodgings, the Three Horse-shoes, in Gray's Inn Lane, at two o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Jones had been slightly ailing for some time past; but it was not considered that anything serious was the matter with him. During the week he had been complain- ing of lowness of spirits and it was evident that his nervous system was very much out of order. Friday night he was unable to sleep except at intervals but on Saturday afternoon he appeared to he somewhat composed. He determined to leave by the 3.40 train, and proceeded to the station for that purpose but he only reached the platform in time to see the train move off without him. He then immediately hired a trap to catch the boat at Ynyslas but on reaching Borth it was found that it would be impossible to be there in time. The deceased then desired to be driven back to Aberystwith, where he reached about seven 0 clock. One of his friends, seeing that his nerves were terribly shaken, insisted on calling in a doctor, much against his will. Dr. Roberts was almost immediately in attendance, and ordered a composing draught, which was administered at the stated times. The patient did not sleep until towards Sunday morning, when he fell into an uneasy slumber. The doctor on visiting him next morning considered that he was progressing favorably, but said that he was suffering from congestion of the lungs. The patient, between his snatches of sleep, frequently thanked those around him for their attention, enquired for several of his friends, and said that he felt much better This he did about ten munites before his death, which occurred shortly after two o'clock. We believe there can be little doubt but the immediate cause of death was apoplexy. Mrs. Jones, who had been sent for intha morning, arrived with her youngest daughter, about nine at night, to find, alas! her hushand no more. The scene that ensued is indescribable and heartrend- ing. Let us draw a decent veil over its terrible de- tails. In every relation of life, the deceased was a gentleman of Nature. He was a loving, tender hus- band-a kind, indulgent father-a true and generous friend. For lofty integrity, for thorough honesty of purpose, and nobility of disposition, he was a prince amongst men. He died in the prime of life, in the seeming plenitude of health and strength, in the ful- ness of prosperity. He will ever be remembered by those who came in contact with him, through friendly and business relations, as one whose like they may not look upon again. Truly, "in the midst of life are we in death and let us hope, from the memory of his goodness here on earth, that his gentle and upright spirit has reached that blessed bourne where the wicked cease from troubling,and the weary are at rest.
Hocal Mormon. PETTY SESSIONS. Feb. 2lsi, 1865. Before JOHN DAVIES, Esq., Mayor, Griffith Thomas, and John Roberts, jun., Esqrs. CIII.VXEYS ON FIJtE. P. C. Thomas, No. 8, sworn On the Wednesday previous, witness was on duty in Great Dark-gate street, when he observed a chimney on fire on the North Parade. Witness found it was the chimney of Mary Jones' house. Fined Is. and costs. Edward Jenkins, of Mary-street, was fined Is. and costs, for a like offence. Sergeant Thomas swore to having seen the chim- ney of William Owen's drug house in North Parade on fire, about one o'clock on Friday afternoon. Defendant was unacquainted with' the fire before witness informed him of it. The chimney could not have been very filthy, as the fire went out of its own accord in less than a quarter of an hour. Defendant produced a witness, who proved that he had but recently swept the chimney. The Mayor said he could not avoid inflicting a nominal fine. Fined, Is. and costs. ASSAULT. James Purton, the plaintiff, sworn Witness is a lodger at the house of the defendant, Robert Rees, of the St George's Inn. On Wednesday night, between the hours of ten and eleven o'clock he heard a cry of murder, and Mrs. Rees came run- ning to his room, and called upon him to protect her from her husband, who was ill-using her. Witness went from his room to that of the defendant, whom he found with a life-preserver in his hand. Witness asked him what he was doing with the life-preserver Defendant told him that was no business of his, and ordered him out of the room. Mrs. Rees begged of witness not to go, and closed the door behind him. Defendant then made a blow with the life-preserver at witness' head, but fortunately he succeeded in catching it in his hand, and wrenching it from the defendant. This took place in the defendant's bed- room. Could not say whether defendant was drunk on the occasion. The life-preserver, which was broken, was here produced in court. Defendant in reply, said that every night since the brace of thieves, who were now waiting their trial at Cardigan, bad entered his house and stolen his property, he was in the habit of going over the house nightly with the life-preverver. The blow in- flicted on Mrs. Rees had been done by defendant's pushing out his arm to defend-himself. And plain- tiff had no right to come into his room. The Mayor observed that it was a very serious thing to use such a weapon as the one produced; indeed it was most disgraceful to use it against any human being. b Plaintiff said that was not the first time he had been called upon to protect the wife against the hus- band's violence. The defendant asked if the woman was afraid of her life of him, was it likely that she would have slept by his side that night. Sergeant Thomas said that he had been sent for on the occasion by the neighbours, who were alarmed by the noise. When he went to the house, P. C. Hayes was already there. The defendant asked, was it not out of reason to suppose that he had struck his wife a full blow on the head with the life-preserver if he had done so, would her skull bear it ? Mr G. Thomas It is lucky for you it did bear it. The Mayor told defendant that he was a very dan- gerous man, and they should bind him over to keep the peace for twelve months, himself in 201., and two sureties in 10l. each. WIFE DESERTION. James Keeling was charged with the above offence. The defendant said that he allowed his wife 5s. a week for support, out of his wages, which were a guinea a week. She was a most unruly and trouble- some woman, and frequently takes the feathers out of the bed and sells them for drink. Mrs Jenkius, sworn, said she was aware that the defendant bought provisions at her shop in the Albion, and took them down to his room. Witness' children sometimes took the provisions down. The defendant pays witness 25s. every fortnight. Wit- ness believed that defendant's wife was in the habit of drinking. Case adjourned for a week for the production of defendant's wife.
TOWN'S IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION. Tuesday, 21st February, 1865. AN adjourned and special meeting of the com- missioners was held at the Town Hall, on Tues- day. The commissioners present were—John Da- vies, Esq., mayor, in the chair; Messrs. John Roberts, Griffith Thomas, G. T. Smith, Charles Hackney, J. Jones Atwood, E. William Jones, David Williams, George Fossett, John Rees, David Roberts, Thomas H. Jones, Jonathan Pell, John Williams, Benjamin Hughes, Richard Morris, and Edward Rowland. Some bills were examined and passed. A certificate of Mr. Paul for 173l. was presented in favor of Mr Moore for the sewerage works now being progressed with in the town. Bill passed. Mr. David Williams said that the road to the chapel in North Parade was blocked up with stones thrown on the pathway, and to walk in the street was to be up to the ankles in mud where the new sewer was. He wished to mention the subject be- fore the special business was commenced. Mr Thomas remarked that that was the special business for which they had met. Mr Fossett said that as the state of the streets had been mentioned, he might remark that he was sur- prised to see Mr Thomas Jones on Sunday come to church by the south entrance and he said he did 30 because he could not come by the Castle House, as the approach was in such a state. Those builders were taking too great a liberty, and should get a check. A general order ought to be made, which they should be bound to obey. Mr Thomas said he remarked on Sunday twice the usual number of people going to church, by his House, and he attributed it to the state of the road at Castle House. Rice ought to have a blank form to fill up in such cases and serve upon the offend- ing parties. Resolved that a general order to that effect be made.
BAND FOR THE SEASON. Mr Thomas said that Mr Rednar had written to him about the terms on which he should bring his t)and here; and he (Mr Thomas) had told him that the commissioners would not render them any pecu- niary assistance, but would keep other bands from playing on the Terrace, &c. Mr Rednar had sent several copies of testimonials, all of which were very Favorable. Mr. Smith thought that if a band were brought here on those terms, they certainly ought to have a monopoly. Mr Pell urged that a definite understanding ought to he come to with the person who would bring a band here as to the strength of its numbers and the nature of the instruments otherwise he might bring litt le boys here. Mr Smith: With Jews harps. Mr Pell said that even in patronage the commis- sioners ought not to be pledged, unless they were pledged in return. Several receipts, amounting in the whole to 40l. Is. 10d., were here put in for money paid by Mr. Pell Mr Atwood enquired what wauld be the effect of the death of Mr John 1°n the con- tract for the outle t works by the bridge. Mr Paul replied that the widow and father of the late Mr Jones were prepared to carry on the works. It would therefore not be necessary to make a new contract. STATE OF THE STREETS. < Mr Atwood, in referring to this subject, said that there could be no doubt as to the state of the streets, that they were in a most disgraceful condition and it was the duty of the commissioners to the town to remedy this evil and have the streets repaired and when once repaired properly, to see that they were kept in a state of repair. Many causes might be as- signed for the bad state of the streets; amougs others the very wet season through which we hadt passed, and the unusual traffic. But the great cause was the inefficiency of the staff. If the commis- sioners had a sufficient staff, it would not occur; and it was desirable to call the attention of the board to this important subject. He had no charge to make against any individual hut it was clear to him that the present town surveyor had too much to do: his arrears showed that. No doubt he was over- worked and it now became an imperative necessity that the offices of town surveyor and rate collector should be separate, and that two proper persons be appointed to fill them. Let Rice apply for either of them; but even if he had been a younger and more energetic man, he could not do the work of both offices. At present the town was paying 50 per cent more than it ought for the keeping the streets in re- dair. He could not say for keeping them in repair, for they were paying vast sums of money on that pretence. He should propose to pnt an end to the present agreement with the sarveyor, and to appoint two efficient persons to do the work. The work of the roads requires a surveyor—a man of education, brought up to the business. A mason could not un- derstand all connected with the work. If the com- missioners did not put the streets in immediate re- pair, they would so injure the town that it would not recover for many years. If the streets were put un- der the care of a man who understood his work, the commissioners would save 50 per cent. It costs at present 120l. per mile for those repairs, which were nowhere visible; and 50l, would be sufficient to keep them in a proper state. The speaker concluded by moving that the offices be separated, and that two efficient persons be appointed at proper salaries. Mr Smith seconded and the motion was carried, Mr Roberts said that the commissioners could not get a better collectoi than Rice. He had giver general satisfaction in that omee and he though) they ought tu reappoint him to that office then and there. They could then advertise for a surveyor. Mr Griffith Thomas should like to know what was the aggregate of the two salaries. William Rice answered, 551. for both offices. There was here a general expression in the hall that Rice was underpaid. The Mayor observed that the town was getting larger every day, and there would consequently be more work to do. Mr B. Hughes asked whether there was any notice required to be given to Rice. Mr Thomas replied that no notice was necessary, as both he (the clerk) and Rice were entirely at the mercy of the commissioners, and might at any time be dismissed. Mr Rice said that during last winter it was im- possible to keep the streets in order Mr Atwood did not admit that. William Rice said it was not often that he and Mr Atwood agreed. (Laughter.) He (Rice) was determined before coming there that morning to give up the surveyorship. Mr. Thomas said that as Rice had so handsomely resigned his office, he ought to be appointed collec- tor. Mr Pell said that the board, ought to increase his salary. The majority of those present spoke highly in favor ef Rice as collector of the improvement rate. Mr Fossett said that as it seemed to be the wish- of the meeting that Rice be appointed collector, he thought he ought to be adequately paid. He there- fore proposed that Rice be appointed collector, at a salary of 45l. a year. Mr. Pell seconded. The motion Was unanimously carried. The Mayor then proposed to advertise for a sur- veyor. Mr Pell asked what salary they were willing to give. Mr Smith said that in considering the salary it should be taken into account that the duties of the office were rapidly increasing. Mr Thomas thought it would be advisable to agree upon the salary to be given. Mr Hackney was of opinion that they would not get an efficient man for the present salary. Mr Pell said that 25l. was the salary paid by Cardigan. Mr Smith replied that if 25l. were paid for Cardi- gan, there should be twice that, at least, given for Aberystwith. Mr Atwood proposed giving Mr Vaughan 50l. to put the roads in repair. Mr Fossett thought it would be better not to men- tion the amount of salary in advertisement, but that applications be sent in by that day fortnight. Mr Thomas proposed that the advertisement be put in the OBSERVER, and some other paper. Mr Fossett observed that in some respects they had been attacking effects, and losing sight of causes. One of the causes undoubtedly was the increased traffic, but another cause was the guttering of the houses. If they took the area of this town, they would find that the drippings from the roofs of the houses fell into the streets; and was not that, he asked, a grevious ill ? Another crying evil was the infectious dens with which the town was infested, one of which had nearly killed the son of a gentleman- who was present. A young gentleman went into one of these dens to visit a patient in the typhus fever. He never had any thought of receiving any fee in the case, and what he did, was done through motives of pure philanthropy and in doing so he caught a fever, which caused him at that moment to hang by a thread between life and death. He (Mr Fossett) thought it was the duty of the commis- sioners to put a stop to such dens for breeding in- fection. (Hear, Hear,) No matter to whom they belonged, the commissioners would be guilty of a dereliction of duty, if they failed to do so. He re- gretted to say that those dens all belonged to wealthy men, who scraped in their few wretched shillings at the expence of the general health, and who, if the places were pulled down, and made open spaces of, would be none the worse. (Applause.) Mr Thomas remarked that the inspector of nuisances was a new office, in the kingdom and he thought it ought to be combined with the office ofsurveyor; and let the new man be so appointed. Mr Fossett conidered it a most important branch. Mr Smith asked whether it would not be advisa- ble to give some notion of the salary they were were prepared to give. Their offering a situation, and asking the applicant what salary he wanted, was likened the other day by a witty grocer in this town to a purchaser entering his shop for a pound of sugar, and asking him what he would give for 1t. (Laughter ) He (Mr Smith) thought they ought to state a definite salary. Mr Rowland asked whether they would be willing to give J001? Mr Atwood replied that one man might be cheaper at 100Z, than another at 30/. Mr G. Thomas did not see the necessity of em- ploying the whole of a man's time. He need not himself be at the work, always, as he could get proper men under him to do it. Mr Thomas thought that the most of his time ought to be taken up with his duties in the t.own, as he would have, to^look after **»« .tand.ngs and other nuisances in the streets, as well as the dirt on the roads. Mr Smith said that what was required was the right man, and as Mr Vaughan's name had been mentioned, he could say that if they secured him they would have the right man in the right place. He confessed he was a partizan of Mr Vaughan in this matter, and felt a great interest in having been appointed. But far apart from all personal feelings, he regarded Mr Vaughan, by a long way, the best man they could secure to fill the office. When appointed to Cardigan, he was solicited to accept the office; but he declined doing so at first, as he feared he would not be there often enough. The Mayor said he would be satisfied, and again solici- ted him to accept. He took the appointment; and since then has only seen the streets three or four times, notwithstanding which, people say that the improvement which has taken place 's something wonderful. By a competent surveyor like MrVaughan with a good staff of men under him, the work, would be well done even without his constant pre- sence. Besides, four-fifths of Mr Vaughan s lime was spent here; and the time he woutd be away could not be noticed, more especially It Was utterly, ridiculous to fancy that he should always be Mr Thomas observed that the other offices he would have to fill were quite as important. The Mayor said he thought the cheapest course they could adopt would be to employ Mr Vaughan. Mr Roberts said that if the streets were placed in Mr Vaughan's hands, they would be done a thou- sand times cheaper. After some further discussion, it was resolved to advertise for a surveyor, in the OBSERVER, the Welshman, and a Shrewsbury paper. Mr Roberts thought, that Rice in the mean time ought to have the streets scraped, so as to give them up to the new surveyor in the best possible condI- tion, and not the worst. He remarked that when the new bell-man. was appointed; the old bell-man polished the bell up to an unusual brightness before giving it to his successor. JUNCTION BLOCKS. Mr Morris called attention to the fact that the junction pipes which were being laid down in the new sewerage were single instead of double, as mentioned in the specification^ Mr Roberts said that Mr Paul should be called on to explain-
THE ASSIZES. The next Assizes for the shire will be held at Car. digan on Tuesday, the 7th of March, and not on the 17th of March, as erroneously printed in our issue of last Saturday. COMING GALE.—The storm-warning signal, in ac- cordance with Admiral Fitzroy's instructions, was hoisted up again yesterday afternoon, predicting a forthcoming gale, whether on our coast or not re- mains to be seen. The value of these timely warn- ings was never, more evident than this day week. Such a hurricane as that following last Friday's warning was not often experienced, hitherto, so far as it is known, without material loss to our town. MERCHANT SEAMEN'S ORPHAN ASYLUM.—At a late meeting of the Stanley" Relief Committee, held at Tynemouth, it was decided to purchase ad- mission into this institution for two of the children of Edwin Robson, one of the crew of the lifeboat "Constance," who lost his life on the night of the 24th of November last, during the gallant at- tempt to succour that ill-fated schooner, the Friendship".
LEWIS v. POWELL. Some days after the hearing of this action the following letter was addressed to the Editor of the London Standard :— SIR, Having seen in your paper of yesterday, Feb. 13, the case ot Lewis v. Powell," out of justice to the young lady and myself I solicit you to insert the following statement in your influential journal. It is with feelings of unbounded astonishment and indignation that 1 have seen my name brought into a court of justice and used to the prejudice of an in- nocent and un offending lady. I lose not a moment in giving this atrocious calumny the most unqualified and positive denial it is possible for a gentleman to do. There is not the slightest shadow of a pretext for this cruel attack upon the honor and modesty of the lady in question, and any person who may have made any remark or statement calculated to lead Colonel Powell to make such a groundless accusa- tion, or even entertain such an idea for one single in- stant, has been guilty of the most dastardly false- hood—I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, W. K. FRASER, late Capt. 4th Light Dragoons. Buckland, near Dover, Feb. 14. MACHYNLLETH.—The Earl and Countess Vane, who have recently returned from the North ofEng- land, are now in residence at Plas Machynlleth, where they propose remaining for some months to come. Their visits to this neighbourhood are bailed with delight by all parties, as their kind and gentle manners, and their munificent grants to all charit- t able purposes, have greatly endeared them to all classes, especially to the poor, to whose humble t abodes Lady Vane makes her daily visits.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. J. R. (Leeds.)—No public notice has been taken by the Board of Guardians here of your letters, printed, some time ago, at your request, in the OBSERVER. A LADY VISITOR TO THE WORKHOUSE".—A letter from Mr Kowntree, of Leeds, bearing the above address, lies at this office. ShouM the lady for whom it is intended call upon, or send to us, she can have it. LLANBADARN.—We understand that in consequence of the want of proper attention, the clock fixed in the old church steeple stopped during the severe frost. On Wednesday last it commenced going again, and appeared to be anxious to make up for lost time, as for an unascertained period, the minute hand whirled round the dial at the rate of sixty, and the hour hand at the rate of five miles an hour.
THE AMERICAN PEACE CON- FERENCE. The site chosen for the conference between Messrs. Lincoln, Stephens, and Hunter, was one, the name of which is sufficient to recall reminiscences of the days when the great American Republic was one and indivisible. Fortress Monroe, as every student of American history is aware, takes its name from the man who propounded and upheld the celebrated Monroe doctrine, the cardinal point of which, divested of its somewhat vindictive spirit, is undoubtedly that of unity and mutual help. There are those in the present day in America who declare that the only real basis of peace between the contending factions of American politicians is the mutual determination to main- tain the Monroe doctrine, and, at all events, if this determination were once arrived at, it would be in some measure a security for the prevention of internecine hostility and a pro- mising sign for the future. To confer upon the chief recommendations of this doctrine, it was that President Lincoln and Mr. Seward, on the part of the North, and Messrs. Stephens and Hunter, on the part of the South, met at Fortress Monroe. On the one hand the com- missioners were official-consisting, indeed, in the highest officers of the States,—and on the other hand the commissioners deprecated the idea that they had the power of treating for peace with the Federals, and openly declared that their instructions did not permit them to make any arrangements except upon certain conditions. This fact argues a certain amount of condescension upon the part of the Federal president, and shows that his desire for the restoration of peace and goodwill did much towards inducing him to journey to Fortress Monroe. It was not to be expected, however, that a conference entered into on such unequal terms, and without any definite plan of argu- ment, wduld result in immediate good, and so it has turned out. Conferences pendente lite are to be deprecated for many reasons, not the least of which is that a temporary success gained by either party tends to make its repre- sentatives in the conference intractable and exacting; but the conference at Fortress Mon- roe was of too short duration to be affected in any way by military operations in the field. Nevertheless, the principle holds good, and before any real benefit can arise from negotia- tions, a cessation of hostilities will most pro- bably have to take place. As was predicted the sole question which stood in the way of a satisfactory understand- ing between the gentlemen thus semi-officially met together, was that of the recognition of the South by the North. All the conversation we are told came back to this irreconcilable diffi- culty, and the consequence was the utter failure of the Conference. President Lincoln seems to have spared no argument to induce the Southern commissioners to waive this point, even for the sake of the argument, and he even offered to modify many things in the existing law which might have a tendency to jar upon the feelings of the Confederates. But neither party were to be shaken upon the point of re- cognition; the North offer the South every- thing except it—the South refuse everything without it. The one party has been fighting for it; the other has fought, and hitherto suc- cessfully, against it. At the present moment the balance of success is undoubtedly on the side of the of the Federals, and still the Confe- derates adhere to their determination to achieve independence. Which is to win? We would fain hope that the conference was only preli- minary to a graver and more formal one for the settlement of the grave dispute which has caused so much bloodshed; but, up to the date of the last advices, we confess we do not see the slightest sign of swerving from their original declaration, on the part of either of the com- batants. The Monroe doctrine, subscribed to and supported by a united people, would even be better than the present fearful war. Meanwhile operations in the field are pro- gressing vigorously, and the inaction which the severity of the winter season seems to have in- duced, has been shaken off on either side. Lee has been appointed Commander-in-chief, a grade equal to that of General Grant in the Federal service, and rumours are rife of plans which he is said to be about to put into execu- tion for the welfare of theConfederacy. General Grant has achieved a success on the banks of the Potomac, and was preparing for a great battle. Sherman is pushing on in two immense columns towards Charleston and Branchville; Sheridan is active in Virginia; Pope is in Mis- Souri; and a further expedition to Mobile is talked of. The generals of Confederacy are equally alert. Beauregard has again assumed the command of his division Hardee is await- ing Sherman with a large force, and an addi- tional cavalry force is being raised. If peace be not speedily made we shall hear of blood- shed to a still more fearful extent than that of the Rappahannock and Bull Run.
THE NEW TOWN SURVEYOR. The report of the Town Commissioners' Meeting, on last Tuesday, which appears in in another column, will show our readers that the local governing body have taken, at last, a most important step, and one that entitles them to the gratitude ot, and confirms the con- fidence placed in them by their constituents. The cardinal sin, with which the town has hitherto impeached its representatives, was their allowing to exist, without an attempt to remedy, the disgraceful state of our streets; and that crime has been blotted out of the calender of their crimes by the motion of last Tuesday. With a spasmodic species of eloquence, which carried conviction in its very outset, Mr Atwood enlarged upon the existing evil, and pictured, with graphic truthfulness, the terrible hydra to which its existence was likely to give birth. In a spirit more unanimous," and con- sonant with the feelings of dispassionate judg- ment than that evinced in many of the debates of the corporate body, the meeting expressed its approval of the notion; and it was deter- mined without a dissentient voice, that a com- petent person should at once be appointed to carry into execution the wishes ot the town. In an able speech, Mr Fossett, too, showed up oneof the most frightful consequences attendant upon the present state of things, and was much and justly applauded for his manly and unqua- lified condemnation of the same. Everv member of the commissioners testified to the character and ability of the late town surveyor, Williain Rice, who had been for a long time struggling to discharge the heavy duties of two offices, at a salary scarcely sufficient to pay for one; and as the best acknowledgement it lay in their power to make him, they appointed him, or rather re- appointed him Rates Collector, at a fair salary. And now let us hope, that so auspicious a beginning having been made, the matter will be -carried out to the greatest advantage of the town, and to the perfect- satisfaction of all parties concerned. There is no time to be lost; the summer will shortly be upon us; and if the streets be not put in proper repair before the month of May, an injury may be inflicted on the town such as the present generation may not live to see remedied. The streets at present are in such bad order, that it seems idle to make the remark, and the duty that now devolves upon us is, to strain every effort in order to banish the disgrace to which we have so long and si- lently submitted. To this end it is the duty of the commissioners to appoint, as town surveyor, the best man that can be had for money, not love, and pay him adequately. There is on greater mistake an employer ever made than to give his employe insufficient pay for in such case, the latter is certain to indemnify him- self either by neglect of duty or otherwise, to the detriment of the former. Up to the pre- sent we see that, although our streets have cost us vast sums of money, yet for many years they have not been kept in proper repair. Two-thirds, or perhaps three-fourths, of the present cost would put and keep the streets in excellent repair, and the difference in saving would go a great way towards paying an effi- cient surveyor an adequate salary, and be the means of reflecting credit on, and wooing pro- sperity to the town. It cannot surely be so difficult to get a man capable of discharging the duties of this office to the satisfaction of his employers, especially in a county where General Wortham, the Government Inspector, reported the roads to be kept in better order, and at a less cost, than those of any other county in South Wales. One thing should be especially remembered in such an appointment; the man whose abili- ties are worth their weight in words must be left a certain freedom of action. He is not to be bandied about from one commissioner to an- other, and be obliged to obey the orders of some thirty masters individually. The old fable, believed in childish days of the man who by endeavouring to please everybody succeeded in pleasing nobody, might be read again with advantage by many whose life has passed into the sere and yellow leaf. As no man, with the least self-respect, (and no ability exists without such sentiment,) will subiliit to be hauled over the coals" by a score or so of censors, one after another, the commissioners will best con- sult their own interest by appointing two or three of their number, to whom the body may convey their opinions, and by whom they may be conveyed to the new surveyor in turn. Let us hope that before this day fortnight the streets will give evidence that the commission- ers have wisely appointed a competent person to fill the office of town surveyor.
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. It will be seen on reference to our advertise- ment columns, that the.Secretary of the Eis- teddfod invites contractors to send in tenders for the erection of the necessary pavilion, which is to be constructed, we understand, to hold some 5000 or 6000 persons. The time for the great gathering is drawing on, but we feel convinced that before the time arrives all preparations shall have been perfect, and that they will be on such a scale as shall do credit to the town of Aberystwith, as well as be worthy of the grand national intellectual car- nival, to be held in this town for the first time since the remote period of its institution.
BORTH. A lecture was delivered here on Thursday evening, the 16th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Aubrey, chairman of the Wesleyans. The Calvinistic Methodists' chapel was kindly lent for the occasion, the Wesleyan chapel being too small to accommodate the numbers which were expected to attend. Notwithstanding the great severity of the weather, the roads being covered with snow, the chapel was crowded to the very doors. The proceedings were opened by the Rev. Mr. Jones, who proposed that the Rev. Enoch Jones, take the chair. 'I he subject of the lecture, which was delivered in l^Telsh, was tne Workman's Home"; and such was the applause which it elicited, that the lecturer frequently prayed his audience as a favor, to suppress their expressions of approbation. Af the conclusion of the lecture, the Rev. Mr. Jone expressed the thanks of the meeting to the trustees of the Methodist chapel, who had so kindly lent the building for their use that evening. The Rev. Mr. Thomas proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, who acknowledged the compliment in a neat and appropriate speech, in the course of which he paid a flattering tribute to the lecturer. He had heard (he said) the Rev. Mr. Aubrey lecture once before, and then he thought the discourse one of the loftiest efforts of the human mind but on the present occa- sion, he excelled even excellence itself, and proved himself more than man. Mr. Williams, of Aberyst- with, closed the meeting with prayer. Several an- thems were sung during the evening by the Aberyst- with and Borth choirs, which were conducted by Mr. Morgan, of the former place.— Communicated by R. J. ABERYST & WELSH COAST RAILWAY
COMPANY. The ordinary half-yearly meeting of the share- holders of this company \\HS held on Thursday last, at the offices, No. 9a, Bridge-street, Westminster. David Williams, Esq., chairman of the Board of Directors, presided. The notice of meeting having been read by the Secretary, W. Roberts, Esq., the seal of the company was affixed to the register of shareholders, and then the Secretary read the following: REPORT OP THE DIRECTORS.—We have great sa- tisfaction in being able to report to the shareholders that the present state and prospects of the company are of the most promising character. The traffic on the portion of the railway which is open ha? consi- derably increased during the last half-year, and the works have been vigorously proceeded with at dif- ferent points of the line, with every prospect that during the next half-year the whole will be in a very forward state. The great convenience that will be derived from its completion is shown by the univer- sal anxiety which prevails on that head, and that it will be remunerative to the shareholders is shown by the certainty that it will command an immense amount of traffic from the slate rocks, and mineral resources of the adjacent valleys, and from the crowds of summer travellers that will avail them- selves of it in visiting the unrivalled sceneries of North Wales. The line has been open for traffic since last summer between Aberystwith, Borth, Ynyslas, and Machynlleth, where it joins, and works in connection with the Cambrian and Corris Rail- ways. It has been open for several months between Aberdovry, Towyn, and Llwyngwril, and we expect that in a few weeks it will be further opened from the last-named place to Friog, near Barmouth, and Penmaen, near Dolgelley. When completed from Barmollth. to Portmadoc and PwlIheli, it will form junctions with the Ffestiniog Railway, now in full working order and carrying passengers, and with the Beddgelert and Carnarvonshire Railways, now in the course of construction. The latter joins our line at Afonwen, and has its terminus at Carnarvon. There will, thus, by means of the Cambrian, Welsh Coast, and Carnarvonshire Railways, be a continuous route through North Wales from the London and North-Western stations at Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, and Welshpool, and the leading commercial towns and watering places between Crewe, Aberystwith, and Carnarvon. We confidently expect that the Railway from Llwyngwril to Penmaen, Dolgelley, and Barmouth, will be completed for traffic about. May next, and as agreements have been entered into for the purchase of nearly the whole of the land between Barmouth and Portmadoc, that portion of the line which is already commenced will be actively proceeded with. On the section between Portmadoc and Pwllheli, and on the Junction Line to Carnar- von, the works are being rapidy constructed, and we fully antii ipate that, the lines from Portmadoc to Pwllheli, and the Carnarvonshire line will be com- pleted early next year, and that thereby extensive and important passenger and general traffic will be brought into existence. The report of the engineer will more particularly set forth the progress made. We have considered it expedient, as intimated in our last report to introdue into Parliament a bill authorising us to abandon the proposed bridge over the estuary of the Dovey, and to substitute a rail- way along the north side thereof from Aberdovey to the line below Machynlleth and in the same bill we seek powers to extend the line at Portmadoc to the quays and wharves at that place. There is also a Bill re-introduced asking for powers to establish steam communication between the several ports on our line and Ireland, for the purpose of securing a portion of the Irish traffic. The Bill was withdrawn last year, owing to the feeling that then prevailed in Parliament against allowing railway companies to become proprietors of steam boata but as a different view of the question has since been adopted by the legislature, and .powers h^ve been given to other companies for that purpose, we hope that the bill will be passed this session. A copy of the balance sheet and statement of accounts for the last half-year, certified by the auditors, if ann^ed- ^he retiring directors are the Chairman and Mr Banks, and the retiring auditor is Mr Hugh we"- They are eligible, and offer themselves for re-election. ENGINEER'S REPORT. 20, Duke-street, West- minster, S.W., 27th January, 1865.-To the Direc- tors of the Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Railway— Gentlemen,— I have to report that the works and permanent way of the portions of your line already opened for traffic, from Machynlleth to Aberyst- with, and from Aberdovey to Llwyngwril, continue in perfect order. The works of the Aberystwith terminus, which are on an extensive scale, are in a forward state, and the permanent station commenced, and it is expected will be comple'e<J.0j May, in time for the summer traffic. between Llwyngwril and the Barmouth v'a. (which includes the heaviest works on your in practically complete, and the viaduct is In P ril gress, and under contract to be finished in next, the works on Dolgelley Branch are in 8 ward state, and this section will shortly be t&jL for Penman Pool Between Barmouth and P^, madoc nearly the whole of the land has arranged for, and the works commenced, and » works between Portmadoc and Pwllheli are active progress.-I have the honor to be, gentleU^' your obedient servant, H. CONYBEAB*' Mr Gartside-.tnoved, and Mr Banks seconder vote of thanks to the chairman for his able cond" in the chair, which was carried and responded to. This concluded the business of the meeting.
THE NOBLEST AMBITION. It has been well remarked by an American poet that no gift, however beautiful—no success, h° ever brilliant—should be placed above the skill talents which can relieve a single pang, and self-devotion which lays them at the feet of humblest fellow-creature." Judged by this rulj Professor Holloway, of whom the world has so much during the last twenty years, occupies high position. His life seems to have been devot to the alleviation of suffering, and his desire to bei^ fit his fellow-creatures appears to have been ded by an amount of natural talent and acquired sk'j seldom combined in one individual. The practtf'j result of this combination has been the production 0 two remedies known throughout the world as HollO; way's Pills and Holloway's Ointment, which, if alln value can be attached to human testimony, havele" all other devices of science far behind in the grell work of relieving pain, strengthening the tion, and prolonging life. In bilious disorders, especially, the Pills have wonderfully efficacious, and, for that reason, tbw are a most important medicine in the country, wh^ bilious fever and all the varieties of liver complaltl are unfortunately so common. We learn from perd sons subject to bilious attacks in the Spring 011. Fall, who have resorted to these Pills as a five, that they have never failed to save them such periodical affections while we have also strongest possible testimony in their favour frorø individuals who have taken them in the worst stage' of liver disease. Long before we had had an oppor' tunity to judge of their value from home testimon/' the medical journals aud the daily press of Europe had referred to them in terms of praise. It gives pleasure to say that our own experience confirrØ5 and verifies the statements derived from foreigll sources. Not being conversant with the philosophy of medical science, we cannot enter into a learnfi, exposition of the modus operandi of HOLLOWA*^ PILLS in bilious cases, but shall rest content saying, that under the influence of the remedy the skin and the whites of the eyes soon lose their yello^ tinge, the pain in the right side disappears, We appetite returns, the digestion improves, and th6 physical strength of the invalid is restored. Profe3" sor Holloway, who has made physiology and pathO" logy his study for a quarter of a century, has give" scientific whys and wherefores for their curatif6 ejects we simply state that they fulfil the promiseØ of the inventor—a fact that has never been ques* tioned, we believe, by those who have given theiDa fair trial.— Washington Commonwealth.
THE LATE DUKE OF funeral of this liberal-hearted nobleman takes in London to-day. The loss occasioned by bls death is incalculable, being during all his life-tifl»e most lavish in his contributions to the philanthropIC institutions of the day, especially, those connected with sea-faring men; among which not the least WitS the Royal National Life-boatjlnstitution. HisGra-ce, we believe, was the means of founding this laudable Institution and he continued its president till the day of his death. The flags which are seen floating half-mast to-day show that he was not devoid of gard in our own town among those who knew his worth, and they are many. We may as well state also, that, we are in a degree specially indebted to him, for one of his latest acts was to contribute 501. towards the building of the new Welsh Church nO1\' in progress in our town. May his ashes rest in peace.. MERCHANT SEAMEN'S ORPHAN ASYLUM.—Twefl" ty children, fourteen boys and six girls, will be t selected for admission into this institution at the el- ection which takes place on the 27th February- The list of candidates consists of 42 applicants various parts of the kingdom and one of the caseS is somewhat remarkable from the fact of the child's father (a captain at the time of his death) having been brought up in the institution, and the mother being at present resident on the actral site of the late asylum at Bow, in which her husband was edu- cated. There is one child on the list from Aber- ystwith. DON'T FORGET YOUR GIRLS !—A great traveller and writer observes :—When I ■. lived among the Choctaw Indians, I held a consultation with one of their chiefs, respecting the successive stages of their progress in the arts of civilized life and, among other things, he informed me that at their start they made a great mistake—they only sent boys to school. These boys came home intelligent men; but they married uneducated and uncivilized wives and the uniform result was, the children were all like their mothers! The father soon lost air his interest, both in wife and children. 'And now,' said he, 'if we would educate but one class of our children, we should choose the girls; for when they become mothers, they educate their sons.' This is the point, and it is true. No nation can become fully enlightened, when mothers, are not qualified to dis- charge the duties of the home-work of education. Parents give your daughters, as well as your sons, the best education in your power.—British Work- man. ONLY A PENNY.—The true secret of frugality is to lay up small savings- Most persons never begin to save because they fancy they have not a sum worth saving- Begin with a penny. Now, this very day,—and every day contrive t6 save a penny. At the end of the year you will have ll. 10s. 5 d- This sum would buy some good tools, or a good piece of household furniture, or useful article of dress, or a number of interesting books, and it would be a plea- sure to you every time you looked at what you had bought out of your penny savings- If you choose not to spend it, but to put it into the Saving's Bank, in five years you would have between £8 and JE9, which would be a very valuable sum—that might help you in many ways.—British Workman.
LAUNCH OF "THE FANNY FOTHERGILL." TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWITH OBSERVER- I I do not think that the paragraph inserted in your last publication with respect to this launch was called for at all, and much less do I think, that any gentleman would authorize or sanction your reporter in casting any reflections upon my character as cap- tain of the brig. It was my wish that the launch should take place privately and without any unne- cessary ceremony, and it was not my intention that it should appear in your columns in any way or form. I am accused of incivility, this is very wrong, as I civily asked your reporter to go down and see the cabin, but he refused; but had there been any be- verage to his liking, I dare say he would be one of the first to step below. I am also accused for refus- ing to communicate all information respecting the vessel, this I deny, and was not asked for any infor- mation. I think that your reporter was very wron°" in making the charge of incivility against any naval commander, as in no instance was there a gross and unprovoked incivility, as erroneously alleged by your reporter. I do not see what business your reporter had in gleaning any information respecting "The I Fanny Fothergill," as it did not in any way belong to him, and to retreat in silence would become him better. Every man of sense well knows, that upon the occasion of a ship launch, the captain as well as all employed, have quite enough to do instead of wasting their valuable time in answering vague questions given by parties who ought to be better employed. [The tone of the above communication is of a piece, certainly, with the rudeness charged against the writer by our reporter, when the latter went to in- spect "The Fanny Fothergill," previous to her launch. The denial of that rudeness, which we print above, defeats its own object by the manner in I which it is couched, as well as by the arguments it uses. If the writer, as he says, "was not asked for any information, where is the use of making the remark that it was not his intention that the launch "should appear in these columns in any way or form?" or wha could have brought our reporter on board? Our reporter was sent specially from this office to get the particulars connected with the brig and he went accordingly. After the surly reception he met with, we certainly should not have taken any notice of the launch, had it not been that one im authority equal, if not superior, to the commander," fequested us as favor to do so. This will perhaps be a satisfactory reply to the uncivil observations with which the above communication concludes. As to the captain being busy at the time of the launch, we doubt it not; but we understand, at the time of our reporter's visit to his ship, which occurred a weik previous to the launch, the testy commander was busy m —doing nothing on deck. We regret that any un- « pleasantness should arise in the discharge of our duties, but it is too bad that a gentleman should first be snubbed and afterwards maligned, by those whom he was endeavouring to benefit and oblige.—E.A.O.] THE ABERYSTWITH OBSERVER, AND CARDIGANSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Printed and Published by the Proprietor, DAvHI JENKINS, at bis General Priiitiug-Office, Pier- street, Aberystwith. Saturday, February 25th, 865.