LATEST TELEGRAMS. THE last mail from America informs us that a terrible battle, lasting three days, has been fought, in which an unimportant place has been taken by the Federals, and the Con- federate General Beauregard has been killed. These, however, are Northern reports, which have, since the commencement of the war,, killed Beauregard six times and Lee once. THE EMPEROR N APOLEON'S Life of Caesar" is certainly one of the most remarkable works ever published, not because of the exalted position of its author, but from the extra- ordinary and original sentiments which it embodies, the arguments which it puts forth, und the genius which its every line exhibits.
Cambrian and Aherystwith and Welsh Coast Railways. DOWN TRAINS. WEEK DAYS. | SUNDAYS. 1 2. 3 4 5 6 7~~ 1 2 LONDON (Pad. Station) dep.j 16 0 9 30 12 0 a.m. Oxford 8 30 11 15 1 40 ? Birmingham (Snow Hill Station); 6 15 10 55 1 0 3 40 7 10 Wolverhampton (Low L.Station)1 7 2 11 35 1 27 4 18 ••• ,80 a; Wellington 7 52 12 24 2 10 4 55 8 50 5 Shrewsbury (G W.) .arr. 8 20 12 50 2 28 4 15 9 17 | Manchester (Vic. Station)..dep. G 45 9 50 777~\ 2 40 20 1= Liverpool (Landing Stage) 7 40 10 50 3 20 Birkenhead 8 0 11 10 3 40 ■i Chester 9 0 12 5 4 25 c Wrexham 9 25 12 30 4 50 Ruabon y 35 12 42 5 0 Oswe9try (G. W.) .arr.; 10 3 1 10 5 28 n: a.m a. m. a. ra. a. ra. p. m. a. m. Leeds dep. 8 0 10 45 2 30 Huddersfield 8 38 1' 45 3 15 M A NC HESTER (London lload y 7 50 10 45 1 30 4 15 Stockport 8M15 ••• 160 4 25 Glasgow •• 9 10 ••• EDINBURGH 9 80 •••_ Carlisle 12 47 ••• ••• >80 Lancaster 2 53 ••• ••• H 17 Preston ••• ••• ,12 25 • LIVERPOOLfLime Street) I 7 30 10 30 1 15 3 45 :? Warrington. •" 8 111121 2 3 4 25 Crewe 0 12*30 3 40i5 35 N an t wich ••• 9 10 12 40 3 52 5 50 s Whitchurch »""• 9 30 1 2 4 13 6 13 = Iwem 9 51 I 15 4 32 6 32 2 !SHREWSBURY (C. &S )..arr 10 15 1 35 4 55 I 6 55 ••• INEWPORtT^") deP- ••• ••• 7 45 1 20 8 50 | Pontypool Hoad 8 14 1 40 9 '5 *5 [Abergavenny ••• 8 30 2 10 ••• 9 50 HEREFORD 8 15 9 20 3 10 ••• 11 0 = Leominster 8 49 9 50 3 45 ••• 11 40 .5 iTenbury 8 15 9 45 3 35 I il.udlow 9 14 10 15 4 10 "• ••• 12 '5 jCraven Arms 9 31 10 35 4 26 12 35 Church Stretton ••• 9 46 11 f ••• 4 42 ••• 12 55 SHREWSBURY arr. 10 10 11 35 5 5 1 30 LONDON (Euston Station)dep. ••• ••• 0 11 20 10 0 Rugby 11 0 ••• 1 3° ••• ••• 12 40 iTamworth ••• ••• 2 4 1 45 BI RMINGH AM (New Street) ••• 7 45 11 15 1 45 1 5 1 Wolverhampton (Q. St. Station) ••• 8 20 II 50 2 20 145 Stafford 8501230 315 3 0 Wellington ••• 9 36 1 9 4 10 353 SHREWSBURY(St.Uaion)arr. 51-30 4 40^ 420 _T a. m. a. 111. p. ra. p. m. u. m. P- m. ? SHREW'S. (S. & W'pool) dep. 6 30 10 30 1 50 5 30 6 0 4 30 5. Uuttington 7 20 11 20 2 40 6 25 6 55 5 20 §: 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 Æ c Class-O. and N. and A. aud W. C. R. 1,2, 3. I T,"271(7 1&2CI. 1, 2, 8. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2 & 3. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3, S s a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. ,n- P* m- S -5 OSWESTRY dep.! 6 40 10 35 2 5 3 30 5 35 7 10 6 15 5 0 -= iLlanymynech 6 56 10 50 2 20 3 50 6 0 7 26 6 31 5 16 « jBuftingtor. 7 15 11 13 2 35 4 10 6 30 7 40 6 50 5 38 "'mnsHPnni S arr ••• 7 20 11 20 2 40 4 15 6 35 7 45 6 55 5 45 I dep.! 7 30 11 30 2 50 stop. 6 45 7 50 7 5 5 50 o.-> Montgomery 7 45 11 45 3 5 7 10 8 15 7 25 6 5 = Abermule 1 7 55 11 55 ••• 7 20 8 25 7 35 616 oaf. I NEWTOWN 1 6 10 8 6 12 5 3 22 7 30 8 35 748 628 29 1 5 VT S arr. 6 25 8 18 12 15 7 40 8 3 6 40 34 5 M°at Lane Junction dep g 3Q 12 20 3 32 8 45 8 10 l lCarno 7 15 12 50 9 0 8 35 .fi3 Llanhrynmair 7 50 1 10 4 15 ••• 9 20 8 55 tpj M AC HY N LLKTH 8 35 1 35 4 45 9 45 9 25 g Glan Dovey arr.j 8 50 1 50 5 0 ••• 10 0 9 40 fif;| | jYr.ys-las [for Aberdovey] '9 15 2 0 5 15 .♦ 10 0 *i 3 Ynys- las (by Ferry) dep 1,2,3a.m.j9 25 2 5 5 20 iq ABERDOVEY 6 40 „ !10 0 2 35 6 0 j^lTOWYN 6 52 „ jlO 12 2 47 6 10 SiLlwyngwril arr. 7 15 „ 10 30 3 5 6 30 69 I f BORTH~T777~7777V77." TTTTTTJ 9 25 255 20 10 10 10 5 ^77" 71ii| Llanfihangol 9 35! 2 12 530 10 13 70I Bow Street 1 9 45 j 2 17 5 45 1020 1020 nii ABERys,rwi-rR arr.j ,10 0 2 30 5 55 10 30 10 35 Moat Lane Junction dep. 8 20 12 20335742 8 5 (T42 2Z 4P I [.r.ANlDLOFS arr. 840 12 40 3 50 8 5 9 8 8 25 7 UP TRAINS. WEEK DAYS. SUNDAY9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 W7C. B. I, 2, 3, X.&S, 1,8,8, 1.2,3, ] 2 3, 1 & 2, 1,2,3, 1,2,8, 5 a. m. ^• P* • P* ^rn. a. m. p. m. rlf)3 § LLANIDLOES dep. 6 0 ••• ,1° — 2 50 7 30 8 30 7 20 4.31 = Moat Lane Junction arr. 6 22 10 3 10 7^55 8 45 7 42 ABERYSTWITH TT7TT7r.TT.dep. 8 01 5 3 456 5 30 ? 5^ 5 30 "4.! 1 Bow Street 8 15 1 10 4 5 5 45 w» •• 5 45 f?-1 Llanfihangel 8 22 4 15 5 52 >< «• 5 52 | BORTH 8 30 1 30 4 30 6 0 2 ••• 6 0^ = iL'wyngvvril 7 25 -12 15 4 10 §(_, ••• = iL'wyngvvril 7 25 -12 15 4 10 g ••• iTOWYN 7 45 }12 35 4 30 J ? !ABERDOVEY 7 45 12 35 4 30 o-^ ? Ynys-las (hyFerry) arr. 8 25 1 20 5 10 ? Yny^las dep 8 35 1 35 4 40 6 5 6 5 lo||^ Glan Dovey ••• 8 50 1 50 6 20 _J 6.20 20^^ MACHYNLLETH 9 5 2 0 6 30 6 0 31 S !Llanhrynmair 9 30 2 27 7 0 •• 6 30 36* ICarno 9 50 2 47 7 20 •• 7 20 = T s arr 10 13 3 10 7 45 •• • • 7 12 43,|^ jMoat Lane Junction (lpp g g5 lf) 21 g 15 5 &3 ? 5Q 8 48 7 50 4?2! S 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 4 554-i t j Montgomery 6 55 ICK50 3 45 6 30 8 17 9 8 8 17 3 s arr 7 10 11 5 3 55 6 45 8 35 9 27 8 35 61 i| WELSHPOOL fJpp ? 15 11 15 4 5 7 0 8 45 9 35 8 45 64i|c Buttington 7 20 11 20 4 10 7 5 8 50 9 40 8 50 7H ? Llanymynech 7 40 a.m. 11 45 4 30 7 26 9 8 •• 10 1 9 8 77i J OSWESTRY arr. 8 0 12 5_ 4 50 7 50 9 20 10 20 9 20 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 j, 8 45 •• 9 35 8 45 J SHREWSBURY arr 8 15 12 15 4 55 9 30 •• 10 25 J) 30 SHREWS. (S Union) 7.dep 8 30~ 12 30 5 15 10 8 •• 10 30 10 8 [Wellington arr 8 57 I"2 50 5 35 10 28 •• 10 57 10 28 [Stafford J 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 Stationjjll 5 3 0 7 20 2 31 •• 1 40 2 31 Fain worth 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 (Euston Station) 3 45 5 15 9 50 5 50 6 15 5 50 S H R E WSBi;R Y dep 10 30 12 20 5 0 Church Sretton 08 1 0 5 42 Craven Arms 11 13 1 20 6 3 Ludlow 11 30 1 42 6 21 Tenbury 12 5 4 20 6 50 ■5 Leominster 11 53 2 10 6 48 S HEREFORD 112 25 2 45 7 30 ■g j Abergavenny 1 20 4 20 i 8 46 £ jPont.vpool Road 1 45 4 55 9 18 ■e |N EWPORT (Mnn ) arr., 2 5 5 20 9 40 p. m. i.= SHREWSBURY (C. &S.) dep 8 7~il 1 22 12 32 5 30 8 27 2 (T| Wem arr 8 27 !12 2 12 52 5 55 8 40 2 31 Whitchurch 8 57 !12 20 1 7 6 15 8 53 2 48 a Nantwich 9 15 112 40 1 33 6 40 9 10 3 8 | Crewe 9 25 12 50 1 45 7 0 9 20 3 15 Warrington 110 27 1 42 2 35 7 58 10 20 4 45 LIVERPOOL (Lime-street) 11 5 2 30 3 30 8 50 11 5 6 0 Prest >n 12 30 2 38 3 23 9 5 Lancaster 1 40 3 18 6 42 10 5 Carlisle 4 40 5 4» 9 10 EDTNBJRGH 9 10 9 10 12 25 Glasgow .J 9 30 9 30 12 35 Stockport |io 33 1 50 2 46 7 57 10 33 MANCHESTER (L. Road) 10 45 2 5 3 0 8 10 10 55 Huddersfield 12 38 3 0 6 22 9 32 [ Leeds 1 1 20 4 15 7 0 10 15J Oswestry (G. W.) 7. dep* s 53 ;1 22 5 5;9 411 8 Ruabon arr.j 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 12 10 | Birkenhead 10 45 3 25 7 45 10 45 3 5 5 Liverpool (Landing Stage) 11 5 3 45 8 5 11 9 s Manchester (Victoria StationV- 6 5 9 10 3 35 5 £ Shrewsbury (G. W.) .dep 10 25 1 35 5 53 Wellington ijO 44 1 55 6 11 s Wolverhampton ( LowL. Station) 11 30 2 35 6 55 a Birmingham (Snow Hill St.) .12 0 3 o 7 25 (Oxford 1 55 5 0 8 57 LONDON (Paddington Station)^ 3 45 6 50 10 25 LONDON (Paddinston Station)! 3 456 50 10 25
THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. The second ordinary half-yearly general meeting of the proprietors of the Cao.brhm Railways Com- pany was held at the Railway Station Wetshpoot, on Fridav last. The Right ilon. Earl Vane, Chair- man of ihe Company, presided, and the following directors were also present :—Capt. John?, Capt. Pryce, HenryTootal, Esq.,and David WiIiiarns, Esq. The report of the directors contained the following passages relating to our neighbourhood An arrangement has been come to, since the amalgamation, to grant Mr. Savin a lease of the line for ten years, from the 1st of July las', at a fixed dividend of 5 per cent. per annum, in lieu of a previous agreement with him, under which tf)e divi- dends were fluctuating as to amount, and terminable on either party giving three months' notice. By this arrangement the dividends due on the ordinary sfiares for the last half-year will be at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum. We have concluded the terms of an agreement with the Abervstwith and Welsh Coast Railway Company, under the powers of the Acts of 1861 and J862, for the working of the railway for twenty years, at 45 per cent. out of the gross receipts, and terminable after the expiration of that period on notice by either party. We look upon this agree- ment as advantageous to the company, and calcu- lated to facilitate and increase the traffic. There is now, by means of the company's lines, an unbroken communication between Aherystwith on the Welsh coast and Wbitchurch in Shropshire, giving to the public the shortest route to Crewe and the manufacturing districts of Lancashire and York- shire from the West coast of Wales. As it is of the utmost importance that our railway should be connected more immediately with the sea coast, we have projected an extension of the line from Machynlleth to Aberdovey, a distance of little more than five miles, so as to attain a ready access to the shipping trade of that port, and also with a view of securing, by means of steam packets, some of the Irish traffic for onr line. The following Bills have been laid before Par- liament this session in the interest of this company, viz. 1. A Bill to amalgamate the Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Company with this company. 2. A Bill to authorise the company to lease their line. 3. A Bill for extending the line to Aberdovey. 4. A Bill for the establishment of steam boats between that place and Ireland. And 5. A Bill for the abandonment of the Wem Branch of the Oswestry, Ellesmere, and Whit- church Railway. These Bills, together with the proposed lease to Mr. Savin, and the agreement with the Abervstwith and Welsh Coast. Company, will be submitted for your approval and sanction. We have every expectation that the Bill for the amalgamation of the Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Company with this company will, if it passes, be pro- ductive of great benefit and advantage to both companies. The receipts of this company during the last half- year have amounted to nearly 10,000[. over the pre- vious half-year, w bile the additional extent of new line has been only seven miles. This justifies the board in looking forward with confidence to a con- tinuous increase of the revenue of the company, and to 11s growing prosperity. We are enabled to state that the same good understanding which has hitherto prevailed between this company and the London and North-W estern Company still exists, and we look with satisfaction at the conciliatory and amicable policy which has influenced that and other companies in their rela- tionst.ip with ours. We expect that a junction will be formed imme- diately between the Great Western and our lines, at the Oswestry station, which will be attended with great convenience to the public as well as to both companies. Company's Offices, VANE, Chairman. 13th February, 1865. GEO. LEWIS, Secretary. Hollon?<vj's Ointment and Pills.—The Knife Superseded.— All afflicted with ulcers, diseases of the bones, and inflammations of the joints, should read this testimonial to the curative powers of these healing and purifying remedies. Mr. John Allen, 17, Denmark-street, Leicester, suffered severely from a bad foot for three years, during which long period he was under surgical treatment without any perceptible benefit. He iesolutely ob- jected to amputation, which seemed the only course open, till he providentially tried Holloway's remedies. These gave hiih great relief, and at last completely cured him. Spots, blemishes, sores, and skin disorders, arising from impoverished blood, may be removed by the judicious use of Holloway's Ointment and Pills. be removed by the judicious use of Holloway's Ointment and Pills.
iLorai information. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Monday, 27th Fcbuary, 1865. A Meeting of the Board of Guardians was held in the Board-room of the Union Workhouse, on Monday. Guardians present, G. W. Parrj, Esq., chairman; John Hughes,Esq., vice-chairman; Pryse Pryse, Esq.; John Davies, Esq., mayor; Messrs. David Alban, John Jones, Morgan Owens, Edward Morgan, John Watkins, Edward Evans, David Stephens, William James, D. J. Davies, William Jones, and John Morgans. Dr. James and Dr. Roberts were also in attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read by Hugh Hughes, Esq., the business of the day was preceded with. Mary Jenkins, a charwoman, aged 83 years, ap- plied for additional relief. Daniel Doughton, of Prospect Row, aged 72, with wife 78, applied for additional relief on the grounds of his wife's illness. Granted 6d. additional. Relief to Hugh Davies, granted on the grounds of illness, reduced—he being better. Anne Jones, of Moor-street, aged 32, suffering from mental debility, applied for relief. I:> Mr. Hughes said he believed there was nothing the matter with her mind. At the instance of the chairman, she was allowed an additional 6d. for a fortnight. Gwynn Lewis, of Portland Lane, aged GO years, whose case had been adjourned for an enquiry to be made into her settlement, again applied for relief. Mr. Alban said that from the enquiry he had made she could not belong to Aberystwith. Allowance of 2s. a week ordered tc be continued. Edward Williams, a carrier, and wife, who had been in receipt of relief-relief taken off. Margaret Jones, of Thespian-street, a charwoman, aged 50 years, ordered to be transferred to the union, and extra relief granted in consequence of illness. Dr. James said she could not come to the house at present, as she was very poorly. She was in want of food. Mr. Alban said that the woman .did not belong to Aberystwith, and her brother had not been employed at the Belle Vue, as had been asserted. Applicants' brother was ordered to be brought before the board for examination at the next meet- ing. Dr. James urged that the woman was in want of food. At the instance of the Mayor, applicant was granted an additional sixpence. David Field, living at Sand Marsh, a painter, suffering from deformity, having a wife and six children, applied for relief, being out of employment. Mr. Jones asked whether there was not some job to be done in the House on which he could be employed ? Ordered 6s. a week for a fortnight. Thomas Jones, aged 55 years, with wife, 49, and four children, living at Sand Marsh, a shoemaker, being partially disabled, applied for relief. The wife of applicant appeared before the Board. She said her husband was ill. He was from Llan- badarn. They were married 28 years ago. His father had been living at Penparkau. Relief continued, and settlement ordered to be enquired into. Elizabeth Roberts, a cook, residing at North Parade, made a first application for relief. Mr. Jones said she belonged to the parish. She had been living at London House. Elizabeth Roberts, a most respectable-looking woman, was here called in. She said she had no means of supporting herself, and that she never had any property. She had been a widow for years, and had no friends or children to assist her. The poor woman here burst into tears. Allowed 2s. 6d. a week. Mary Jones, of Moor-street, a charwoman, aged ï2 years, having 3s. a week, granted an additional 6d. Edith Lewis, a bathing woman, aged 79 years, applied for additional relief, old age being the cause. Mr. Hughes objected. He said the woman was nothing like the age set down to her. She was not 59. Dr. James She says so herself. Mr. Jones believed she was not within fifteen years of that age. The applicant was called in. She said she was 78 years old. She had been here 48 years, and was 30 when she came here. Possessed no means of sup- port, aud had no machines. Dr. James said that the woman was ill. Granted an additional sixpence. John Davies, aged 61 years, living with Mr. Saunders, of Portland-street, being wholly disabled by loss of limbs, applied for additional relief. The Chairman advised, as the man was paralysed, to grant him an additional 6d. Order made accordingly. Funeral expenses, 12s. 6d., granted for Mary Sophia Hughes, aged six weeks. Anne Jenkins, a charwoman, aged 68 years, ap- plied for relief, being old and infirm. The Relieving Officer said that she had been milking at Nanteos in the summer, for which she got 6d. a day but that she was not doing anything at present. Allowed 2s. a week for a fortnight. Funeral expenses of David Morris allowed. Ditto, Anne Morris, ditto. Anne Davies, of Talybont, allowed 6s. for pair of shoes. John Roderick, aged 60, suffering from Jchronic bronchitis, applied for relief. Dr. James certified that the applicant was very bad. Relieving Officer said that he had been receiving relief when his Wife died. He was sometimes work- ing in the mines. Mr. Hughes said that he saw the man the other day, and that he was not wholly disabled.. Dr. James thought that the man might work in the summer but it it was impossible for him to do so at present. Granted 3s. for a month. TT On the representation of Mr. Jones, John oj of Skinner-street, aged 60, with wife, 38, re ie was continued. „ Richard Ashton, of Penparkau, carrier, aged .72 years, wholly disabled by old age, applied for rehef. Relieving Officer had given him bread and butter, tea and sugar. Applicant had been in receipt or relief before. It was taken off in the summer be- cause he had a horse and cart. He had a horse at present, but it was only fit to send to the Gogerddan Kennel. Allowed 2s. 6d. Margaret Keeling, aged about 70 years, a char- woman, residing in Bridge-street, applied for relief; desertion of her husband being the cause. He had been summoned before the magistrates last week, and the case had been adjourned for the production of the applicant. The Mayor said that her husband had charged her with taking the feathers out ot the bed and selling them. Mr. Jones wished the Mayor could see the place. There was not the semblance of a bed, and certainly there were no feathers. When he went there, the neighbours told him she was in bed without- a shirt. The Mayor replied that the husband had come to the hall, and had brought with him a respectable witness, who swore that he had authorised her to supply the applicant with provisions, and for which he paid 25s. fortnightly. Mr. Huo-hes said that the woman had been sent 2s. 6d., and she sent it back. Relieving Officer asserted that she dId not get anything from her husband- Mr. Jones remarked that if the man had any respect for his wife he would not have her in such a state. In fact, he (Mr. Jones) could not put the case strong enough. Mr Hughes said that not only must the man sup- port his wife, but he must pay back the half-crowns which the Union had already given her. Mr. Hugh Hughes believed that the woman's mind was wandering from drink. Mr. Jones said that he could get the persons who had given him information on the subject to appear before the magistrat-es the next day. The Mayor said that the woman would not be satisfied with the goods, but wanted the money. The Chairman said that as the case was before the magistrates, he thought the Board ought not to interfere till it was settled by them. It was ultimately agreed to grant the applicant 2s. 6d. a week and all the money advanced to be refunded by the husband. Jane Williams, of Mill-lane, a charwoman, aged 66 years, applied for additional relief. Dr. James said that the woman was very delicate; so much so that she was not able to go out at all. She was from the country. Granted an additional 6d. Mary Jones, of Vulcah-court, aged 35, being bed- ridden, and having a child ten years old, applied for sheets and blanket. Dr. James said that the woman was a living skeleton, and it was awful to see her. Granted 12s. John Morgan, of High-street, aged 92 years, a groom, wholly disabled by old age, granted an additional 6d. Jane Jones, a charwoman, with two children, living in Northgate-street, applied for additional relief. Mr. Jones asked why give her anything when her husband was living ? c Relieving Officer sa:d that her husband had given Is, 6d. a week since the case was last brought before the Board. Some weeks he was not able to work. He was a mason's labourer. Mr. Jones said that he was getting 10s. a week, but she would not live with him. Mr. Hugh Hughes remarked that the order was to take him down to Cardigan if he did not pay. Mr. Alban said the relieving officer ought to try and get an order on his employer for the Is. 6d. a week. The Mayor believed that the man lived with his sister, and that all went there. Mr. Hughes thought that an example ought to be made of him for the sake of others. The Chairman reminded the board that in the meantime the children ought not to be forgotten. Order made for additional sixpence for another fortnight, and relieving officer to tell the man to give an order on his master for the weekly payment of the money, or that he would be sent to Cardigan. Mr. Hugh Hughes said that the evil was becoming very prevalent. There were at present fifteen or twenty cases of wives being deserted by their husbands. Dr. James presented, a bill for 21, for attendance on Mary Gray, of Moor-street. Relieving Officer said she was not a pauper; but he had given Dr. James an order to attend her, as she was dangerously ill, and very poor. Dr. James expressed his opinion that the woman would have died if he had not gone to her. She was an old servant of Mr. Jenkins, and had been deserted by her husband. Relieving Officer could not say what her husband's name was. She told him that he had deserted her, and that she had not heard from him since. The Chairman said that this was certainly a case in which the husband-ought to be prosecuted. Mr. Alban remarked that this was the navvy who came from North Wales, and lived but a short time here. A bill of ten shillings from Dr. Roberts for attend- ing Anne Morris in labour, was passed. Mr. Jones read here to the board a letter written to Mary Jones, by a friend of her's in London, which gave some news of her run-a-way husband. It said that he had hired in a ship called the "Andrew," which had sailed to the Black Sea. Of that, or another ship, the mate had been made master, and he had been made mate. The writer of the letter had written to the boarding master stating that the vessel had arrived at Southampton, but had received no reply. Mr. Hughes thought the letter amounted to no- thing at all. The Chairman was of opinion that they could not act on it at present, as it rras all very vague. Dr. Roberts said that he had seen Sarah Davies, of Llanfihangel, and that she was getting worse. Ordered to be removed to the asylum. Eleanor Simms, an inmate, applied for relief out of doors. She said she had a little place outside. Her son was gone to Africa, and would not be back for a year. Offered 2s. a week, out of the house, which she accepted. Robert Kissick, an inmate, was brought before the board. Mr. Jones, of Borth, said that the man was sepa- rated from his wife, which was wrong; that he was chargeable to Aberystwith, and that he wanted to have the wife chargeable there also. Mr. Alban suggested, as Mr. Jones was so anxious to have them together, that they would hand him over also. (a laugh.) Rohert Kissick said that he had been only one night in Aberystwith before he came into the house. He had been ill, and had walked 40 miles with a crutch and a stick. He was ready now to go out and work. Mr. Hugh Hughes remarked that there was now plenty of work. He ought to go out without further delay, and look for work, and take his family with him. In the mean time he should be chargeable to the union. Eleanor Davies, an inmate, applied for means to go in search of the putative father of her illigitimate child. The Chairman informed her that it was not in the power of the board to accede to her request. Applicant said she believed he was at Birkenhead. Mr. Hugbes told her she ought to apply to Ser- geant Thomas at the police office. Elizabeth Hughes, a charwoman, confined to bed, granted Is. extra. Margaret Hughes, Taliesin, ditto ditto. Richard Lewis, aged 75 years, ditto ditto. Margaret Edwards, Taliesin, granted 6d. extra. Margaret Hughes, of Talybont, aged 64, to be transferred to the union. Mary Evans, of Talybont, aged 65, confined to bed, granted Is. extra. Catherine Jones, aged 74, being old and infirm, granted 6d. extra. Elizabeth Jones, 77, ditto ditto. Elizabeth Richards, of Talybont, a charwoman, confined to her bed, to be transferred to the union. Hannah Evans, with four children, deserted by her husband, having an allowance of 4s. a week, re- duced to 2s. 6d. Additional Is. for nurse, granted to Jane Davies, aged 85, a widow. Evan Lewis, aged 78, with wife, additional Is* Elizabeth Price, Goginan, ditto 6d. John Headley, with wife and four children. Re- lief to be taken off, he being now in work. Margaret Williams having 2s. a week, granted 6d. extra. Elizabeth Stephens, of Borth, aged 66, granted 6d. extra. Elizaheth Jenkins, of Aherystwith, aged 65, a widow, wholly unable to work, having 2s. 6d. a week, granted an additional 6el. for two months. Elizabeth Pugh, aged 75 years, confined to her bed, having 2s. a week, granted Is. 6d. additional for a month. John Owen, aged 81, having 2s. a week, granted Is. extra. Elizabeth Jones, of Borth, aged 64, being unwell and unable to work, granted Is. extra for a month. Sophia Humphreys, of Talybont, aged 71, con- fined to bed, granted Is. extra. Dr. James certified that the woman was very weak. Mary Griffiths, of Taliesin, aged 36, suffering from bad health. Dr. James said she had a spitting of blood. Granted 6d. extra. Elizabeth Davies, of this town, widow, was granted 12s. for the purchase of bed clothes. Several other cases were heard before the meeting broke up. On the 25th February ultimo, the number of paupers relieved at the Aherystwith Union Work- house was 35. Of this number 9 belonged to Aber- ystwith, and 10 were union paupers.
PETTY SESSIONS, ABERYSTWITH. Tuesday, 28th February, 1865. Before John Davies Esq., Mayor; Griffith Thomas. Esq.; and Robert Edward, Esq. ASSAULTING THE POLICE. John Thompson, a labourer at the Castle House, was charged by P. C. Thomas, No. 8. with assault- ing him in the discharge of his duty. Complainant, sworn, stated that on Sunday morn- ing. about ten minutes after midnight, witness was on duty in Princess-street, when he heard a row in Corbett's spirit vaults. Mr. Corbett said he was very glad witness had come, and told him that the prisoner was creating a row; that he had got a bottle of rum, for which lie refused to pay. There was a good number of others there at the time, and they were nearly all drunk. When witness spoke to the pri- soner, the latter cursed him and all the police, and then struck him on the chest. Witness then caught hold of him and partially overpowered him but whilst he was endeavouring to fix handcuffs upon him, some of the prisoner's friends came in and en- deavoured to rescue him. They dragged the pri- soner into the street, and as witness held on to the handcuffs, which he had only succeeded in attaching to one wrist, they dragged him into the street also. The prisoner and his friends then commenced ill treating witness, but some of the townspeople inter- fered and kept off the friends till Sergeant Thomas came up. who assisted witness in securing the pri- soner. The prisoner was drunk. Ö The prisoner said that he was stupidly drunk on the occasion referred to, and he did not recollect anything of what had occurred. When he awoke in the lock-up on Sunday, he did not know where he was. The Mayor said that the assault upon the constable had been gross and cowardly; the bench would therefore fine the prisoner £2. or in default of pay- ment. sentence him to one month's imprisonment with hard labour, in Cardigan gaol. The money not being forthcoming, the prisoner was removed in custody. FURIOUS RIDING. Sergeant Thomas sworn On Monday morning between 8 and 9 o'clock, witness was in North Parade, between Terrace-road and Mary-street, when he saw the defendant, John Thomas, gallop- ing a horse as hard as he could go into Chalybeate lerrace. He was going at the rate of from twelve to fifteen miles an hour. Witness did not think the defendant was drunk. Understood that he was tauing the horse he was riding at the time to the smithy. That was his first offence. Fined one shilling and costs. WIFE DESERTIOX. This case was adjourned from last week for the production of the wife. James Keeling was charged with the above offence. He appeared again to the summons, which had been issued by the relieving officer, and the wife was also piescn e presented a decrepit and emaciated appearance She was so weak that she had to be accommodated with a seat during the hearing of the The Relieving Officer said that he gave her 2s. 6d, a week, which had been allowed her by the board of guardians but she ought to have 4s. a week for support. The defendant said that he was willing to allow her 5s. a week. The Mayor remarked that the woman was very bare of clothing, and the husband ought to give her something for the purchase of clothes as well as an allowance for sustenance. The defendant replied that he would be willing to do so if it was in his power but he wanted clothes so badly himself, that he had been unable to go to a place of worship for a long time, although he had always been in the habit of attending regularly. This was all through his wife's conduct. He would pay the 10s. regularly every second week, as he was only paid once a fortnight. The Mayor urged upon defendant the necessity of giving the woman some clothes, as well as the 5s. a week. Defendant said he could not do it at present. Mr. Thomas told him he need not give the full amount necessary at once; he could do it by little and little. The M ayor suggested that relieving officer supply the woman with blanket and sheets, to be repaid by the defendant. Ordered that defendant pay relieving officer 5s. a week, and that he also repay the amount granted by the guardians for hi^ife's support. ATTER HOURS. Mr. Thomas Corbett, of the New Spirit Vaults, was summoned for having his house open for the sale of drink after twelve o'clock on Saturday night. P. C. Thomas. No. 8 (complainant in the assault case), sworn Witness was at Mr. Corbett's spirit stores on Sunday morning, at the hour mentioned in the witness's evidence in the other case. Saw a number of persons there. When witness went up to the house Mr. Corbett was at the door, and said he was glad witness had come, as he had been looking for a constable for some time; he had even gone down to the station, but there was not one there. He wanted to have his house cleared, but the parties inside were kicking up a row, and refused to go out for him. One of them, he also said, had got some rum for which he refused to pay. Cross-examined by Mr. Atwood: It was then about ten minutes past twelve. He knew the hour because he had just been to Beyston's. and when there it was five minutes past twelve. Mr. Corbett asked witness to clear the house, and told him that he l al been some time in search of a constable before to clear the house, and that he was very glad he had COrLe. Witness did not see any liquor about when he entered the house. When the constable passed the house at an earlier hour—at half-past eleven—Mr. Corbett was putting up the shutters of his shop, and they bade each other good night. When constable went the second time, Mr. Corbett was endeavouring to clear the house. Edward Ellis sworn On the night in question witness was down stairs later than usual, in conse- quence of illness being in the house. Wi'ness heard a disturbance in the street about a quarter past twelve. On going to the door he saw a crowd at Cor- bett's, and the policeman on the floor grappling with two or three men. Witness was outside at the time. Corbett said that some man had taken a bottle of rum, and would not pay. Witness should think there were two dozen in the shop who were trying to take A man out of policeman's grnsp. Witness had nothing personal to say against Mr. Corbett. Cross-examined by Mr. Atwood Witness is a teetotaller. Did not object to spirituous drinks when taken as medicine. Witness was at the door- sill when the occurrences described took place. Witness did something to assist the policeman, and narrowly escaped getting a good thrashing for it. William Jones sworn Witness lives opposite de- fendant. Sometime after twelve on the night in question he looked out of window, and saw police- man down that was outside the house. Cross-examined by Mr. Atwood Witness at one time made an attempt to take the house now occu- pied by Mr. Corbett, by making Mr Jones an offer for it, which was not accepted and Corbett's offer was. All witness saw on the night referred to occurred in the street. Mr. Atwood then addressed the bench. He said that the charge made against Mr. Corbett was that he wilfully permitted disorderly conduct in his house at a late hour. Now that charge had not been sustained by the evidence. They had the fact that there had been a disturbance, and that one of the rioters had obtained a bottle of rum, for which he refused to pay. But surely they could not hold the defendant liable for that disturbance. They had heard that Corbett went to look for a policeman, and when he returned he got the first policeman he could, whom he requested to clear the house. That was not the conduct of a disorderly man, but of a well-intentioned householder. They had it, too, upon the evidence of the policeman himself, who was a fair and impartial witness, that Corbett had been endeavouring to clear the house before he arrived. laking into account the time he must have been away searching for a constable, and the time that elapsed after he returned before a policeman arrived, It must have been considerably before twelve o'clock when he first endeavoured to clear the house. It was not easy for one man to deal with a gang of ruffians such as that one whom the bench had very properly committed that morning and it was not in reason to hold tne defendant responsible for their disgraceful conduct. Unfortunately the state of the law closed the defendant's mouth, so that he was unable to defend himself, and he stood there a stranger amongst them, seeking justice at their ands. He had been recently granted a license on a certincale of good character produced to the magis- trates, stating that he was a fit and proper person to whom such a license might be granted. The learned advocate submitted that the charge against the de- fendant had not been sustained. I Mr. Ellis here attempted to address the bench, but Mr. Atwood reminded him that he was a witness, and not an advocate—that he came there to give evidence, and not to make a speech. Mr. Ellis then spoke to the bench in so low a tone that we were unable to make out the purport of his observations. The Mayor said that the evidence was such that it was clear there had been a disturbance in the house on Sunday morning, and for such breach of the law the bench should fine the defendant 1l. CHIMXEY ON FIRE. George Walker, of Poplar-row, was fined Is. and expenses for having his chimney on fire on Friday evening.
COUNTY COURT. Tuesday, 28th February, 1865. A. J. Johnes, Esq., the judge of the court took his seat a little after ten o'clock. The business was unusuaHy light, and was con- cluded in one day, at an early hour. In the ordinary course Of buriness, the least im- portant cases were heard first. There were several of those, but scarcely one of them occupied more than five or ten minutes. The first case of any importance was that of Mr. Thomas Jones v. Lewis Williams. Mr. Hugh Hughes appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Vaughan for the defendant. The case had been adjourned from the last court for the production of further evidence as to the genuineness of the defendant's signature upon a certain order for timber, in compliance with which the goods had been supplied by Mr. Jones. The defendant asserted that the signature to the docu- ment in question was not his. One of the chief witnesses called for the plaintiff was Captain Boundy, sworn Witness was a captain of a mine, and lived close to defendant. He hlld been there eight years. He had to do with defendant every month, in taking receipts, &e., and was ac- quainted with his writing. (Document here placed in witness's hands.) Witness was certain that the name attached was that of the defendant. It was written in his presence before other witnesses. It was an order to pay money but had denied it in the mine. Mr. Vaughan objected to this evidence, and the jndge having consulted Mr, Davies' county court practice rules, held that it was not evidence. Edward Lewis was called, but could not swear positively to defendant's signature. John Jones sworn: The writing was rather like defendant's; but could not swear that it was his. Isaac Benjamin swore to signature. Mr. Hughes said that Jenkin Jones, a tenant of the defendant had been subposened to prove the de- fendant's writing, but had not attended. Mr. Vaughan said that bis defence was, that there had been a contract between the parties, and that contract had been fulfilled. Hev. Lewis "Villiams sworn: Witness is a clergyman of the Church of England. He lives near Denbigh, where he has been for some time. Witness was present with his father and Lewis Jenkins when the settlement was made. Mr. Jenkins had £10 allowed him out of his rent for hanging bell of Wesleyan chapel. To witness it seemed to be a contracl. Jenkins said at the time that he hr.d a bit! to pay Mr. Jones for timber. [A document was here placed in witness's hands] The writing at foot was very like that of defendant's father. It seemed to witness to be more an imitation than his genuine signature, because the letters were smaller; but they certainly were very like. Could not find out any 01 her dif- ference, except it might be a steadier hand than that which his father wrote. The Judge: What was the arrangement made? Witness: It was the recognition of a previous ar- rangement. Witness had not heard of it till that time. The parties asked witness to make an account. Mr. Thomas Jenkins was making out account of rent, income tax, and other things. Witness assisted to make out account. Believed that sum was put down by Mr. Jenkins. Cross-examined by Mr. Hughes: Witness could not say where the account, referred to was. It was taken down at the meeting. On that, account there was a balance from Thomas Jenkins. Witness's memory was fresh as to the amount in question, but he did not remember any other of the items. Jenkin Jones might have been present on the oc- casion Witness could not remember. Could not say who else was present-there might have been others, but witness could not say. (Several docu- ments signed with defendant's name were placed in witness's hands.) Could not say the signatures were his father's handwriting. T IPJ were very like his writing; but unless witness had seen him write them he could not say. He seldom wrote so small as some of them; but he sometimes wrote smaller than at other times. Mr. Hugh Hughes briefly addressed the court. He said that his client, Mr. Jones, had in accordance with an order signed with the defendant's name, and there was everything to show that that signature was genuine, supplied those goods to the defendant. Plaintiff had sent in his bill for those goods so sup- plied every Christmas. Defendant admitted that he never called on Mr. Jones, as, even were his denial of the handwriting true, an honest man would have done. It was his duty to do so, and yet he did it not. He allowed the matter to hang over for six years, until Mr. Jones was forced to bring him into court. When Jenkins brought the order, upon which Mr. Jones supplied the goods, the former was in good circumstances; for in the months of March and April, in that very year, Mr. Jones had been supplying Jenkins himself with timber. Now Jenkins had sworn positively that he saw Williams sign that order which he now repu- diated, and another witness had corroborated that evidence. The conduct of defendant himself ought to prove that the order was genuine. If we have satisfied your honor that the signature is genuine, we have proved our case. As to the evidence of the younger Mr. Williams, it was, to say the least of it, very singular. How that young gentleman could manage to carry the insignificant item of £ 10 in his mind for such a length of time, and forget every thing else, both persons and figures connected with the making out of the accounts, was strange beyond all precedent. The learned advocate said that the evidence for the plaintiff, as well as the conduct of the defendant in the transaction, had proved the plaintiff's case beyond all doubt. The Judge said it was a great hardship on the plaintiff certainly, but he felt constrained to give judgment for the defendant, Thomas Owen v. Thomas Jones. Mr. Vaughan appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Atwood for the defendant. This case had been adjourned from last court for the production of further documentary and personal evidence. Mr. Vaughan put in a cheque, which he argued was sufficient evidence. Mr. Atwood insisted that Mr. Davis onght to be produced. Mr. Vaughan replied that the production of the cheque was all that was required. Mr. Owen was sworn: Witness saw Mr. Davies since the County Court last time. Judge What has Mr. Davies to do with it ? Witness: He was under the same company. The original debt was 51/. Witness could not say what the costs were. Mr. Jones had asked something about 60/. Calculated the whole amount, and Mr. Davis gave cheque for it. The Judge said that this was merely a repetition of the evidence given last time. As no further evi- dence could be given then, he should give judgment for the defendant. Mr. Vaughan said he would rather be non-suited. The Judge said that could not be, as there was evidence onboth sides. Judgment for the defendant, and costs.
SOCIETY OF ANCIENT BRITONS. THE 150th anniversary of this loyal society, and of the establishment of the Welsh school in connection with it, was celebrated in London by a public dinner on last Tuesday. The chair was occupied by H the King of Wales," Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, M.P., who presided over a numerous and distinguished company on the occasion. About 150 gentlemen (one for each year of the society's existence) sat to dinner, amongst whom were Earl Powis, Lord Dynevor. Lord Tredegar, General Wood, Hon. Colonel Clark, Hon. Octavius Morgan, Mr. W. E. Wynn, M.P., Mr. Hussey Vivian, M.P., Colonel Browning, Mr. John Propert, &c. In proposing the toast of the evening, the chair- man enlarged upon advantages derived from the existence of this school," but said that, under existing arrangements, the funded in- come of the charity was not equal to the main- tenance of the present number of permanent scholars, and urged upon his hearers the desi- rability of adopting some means which would make the schools independent by being self- supporting. He pointed out that, notwith- standing the number of children at Ashford had been reduced considerably last year, there was still a deficiency of JE500 in the income. If, he said, 180 pupils could be taken in at a charge ef JE20 per annum, the fixed income would be raised from £1,620 to f 5,220, which would leave a balance yearly, in favor of the schools, of £420. "From this surplus in- creased foundation scholarships might be pro- vided, while the proposed alteration would fill up one of the greatest wants of the age by supplying a thoroughly good school for the children of poor people of the respectable middle class." According to the report of the secretary, which the chairman quoted, there was this year a balance of income over outlay for the year of JE100 but this result had only been arrived at by reducing the number of children in the school by one half. This state of things had been made public, and an appeal in favor of the charity was responded to by donations to the amount of £1.000, to which Her Majesty contributed 100 guineas. The most honorable and loyal Society of Ancient Britons was established in honor of the birthday of her Royal Highness Carolina, wife of George II., then Prince of Wales, and of the principality of Wales, on St. David's Day, the 1st of March, 1714-15. A letter to his countrymen, published in the year 1717, by Thomas Jones, Knt., gives a pleasins account of the institution of this society, to which he was the first secretary and treasurer. The birth of the princess so honored having occurred on the same day as that which is appropriated to the tutelar saint of the ancient country," it struck our ancestors that a favor- able opportunity presented itself for forming themselves into a regular society, which has certainly been productive of great good in establishing and maintaining the Welsh schools, which now form its chief claim to veneration and support. St. David himself, we are told, was a person every way adorned with honor and dignity- He was of blood royal, being son of a Prince of Wales, and uncle to the great King Arthur, as well as first archbishop of the see of St. David's, where, having sat for 65 years, he died in the year 642, in the 146th year of his age. He was buried in his own cathedral church, and about five hundred years after- wards was canonized by Pope Calixtus II. The celebration of this festival is especially dear to the inhabitants of Cardiganshire, as one of the chiefoftheir nobility, the Right Hon. John Lord Viscount Lisburne, was the most distinguished originator of the Society of An- cient Britons. In the Gazette of the 9th of February, 1714, an advertisement appeared announcing that, after the English service to be read in the church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, on the 1st of March following, a sermon in the" Antient British Language" would be preached. All gentlemen willing to join in the establishment of a society in honor of her Royal Highness's birthday, and the principality of Wales, were invited to accompany the Right Hon. Lord Lisburne and the rest of the Welsh nobility, clergy, and gentry, to hear the said service and sermon, and from thence to proceed to Haberdashers' Hall to dinner, in order to choose a president and stewards, &c., and to continue the same on every St. David's day for the future. In compliance with this invitation, a large number attended both the sermon and the dinner. The dinner was a splendid entertain- ment, at which chairs were provided for both their Royal Highnesses, attended by Lord Lisburne and the Lord Almoner to the Prince. The usual toasts having been given and solemnities gone through, Lord Lisburne was chosen first steward, and ten other honorable gentlemen were elecled stewards as well. Several resolutions were then passed and for- mularies gone through; after which a song of six verses was. sung by the composer. The lines are remarkable neither for sense nor music. Some days after the dinner a deputation waited upon the I rince ot Wales, and his Royal Highness graciously consented to he nominated as the president of the society, stating that he would do anything with plea- sure to countenance and encourage his coun- trymen. As a token thereof, he gave them thehonortuktsshishand. A like favor was accorded the deputation by the Princess of Y\ ales, which, to our own taste, was by far the more pleasant salute of the two. Shortly after the establishment of the society, upon the occasion of the Pretender's invasion, an address, full of loyal sentiments, was pre- sented to the Kino- by the first steward of the society, Lord Lisburne. This address was signed by upwards of 200 persons of the first quality in the principality, and was graciously received. At the second banquet of the society, an ode, composed by Mr. Hughes, was Pe t- in which there were two voices-one typlca 0 Cambria, and the other of Fame CAMBRIA. Rise, Goddess of immortal Fame, And, with thy trumpet's swelling sound, To all Britannia's realms around The double Festival proclaim. FAME. The Goddess of immortal Fame Shall, with her trumpet s swelling sound, To all Britannia s realms around The double Festival proclaim. BOTH VOICES. O'er Cambria s distant hills let the loud notes rebound, Each British soul be raised, and every eye be gay, To joy, to triumph, celebrate the day. And so on for 78 lines. At a meeting held on the 9th May follow- ing, it was resolved, That two Welsh boys be put out apprentices to trades, and that one be of that part called North Wales, and the other of that part called South Wales; that £ 10 be given with each boy and that the secretary do find out masters, and report thetH to the board for approbation." Thus originated that charity which has now grown to such noble proportions. Speaking-õf the good likely to accrue from the formation of the Society of Ancient Britons, Sir Thomas Jones, in his letter above referred to, says—" Excellent purposes are nO ways so effectually answered as by the educa" tion of poor children, who by that means will be made good Christians and good subjects; be taught their duty, to God, their King, thefr country, their neighbours, and themselves5 will become useful members of the common* wealth, and be enabled to do much good io their generation." With such an aim and in such a spirit does the society, ever since its inauguration, appear to have acted—the funds raised by its means and through its influence having always been applied to the education of the children of Welsh parents, by which means many valuable members have been given to society, and the old language, so deaf to the native of Wales, preserved in all its purity. The society continues to enjoy Royal patronage; her Majesty the Queen being its present patron, who takes a lively interest in the success of the Welsh school at Ashford, and does much towards defraying its expenses.
We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinion and sentiments of our Correspondents.
COUNTY COURT ETIQUETTE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWITH OBSERVER' SIR,—I wish that one of your numerous cor* respondents would oblige me with the information as to whether the registrar of a County Court pos- sesses powers superior to those invested in the registrar of one of the higher courts. From tha proceedings I have witnessed in the County Court here, I should say he does and moreover, that he has liberty to treat attorneys after such a manner as would not be tolerated by any professional gen" tleman in London. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, A LIMB OF THE LAW.
STATE OF THE CASTLE GROUNDS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWITH OBSERVER Sir,—As our commissioners have at last taken a step in the right direction to remedy the disgraceful state of the town, allow me a portion of yoiur va- luable space to draw their attention to the state of the Castle, which is the favourite resort of every native and visitor. A most abominable nuisance has been allowed to go on for some time by the workmen at the Castle House, no respectable person can pass that portion of the Castle facing the ne^ building without being shocked at the scenes which present themselves all hours of the day. Why pay a castle-kpeper, if he allows this gross nuisance to exist? Why do the police not summon the offenders 1 Well may our respected townsman, Mr. Fossett, remark that the Castle House builders take too great a liberty; and 1 really think they must have forgotten all about decency in not providing against the evil. As we have separate surveyors for the green, gravel, streets, and drains, surely some of these gentlemen might pay our favourite resort, the' Castle, an occasional visit. I hope, Mr. Editor, now that the commissioners are about appointing an efficient town surveyor, our friend, Mr. Hackney, will show the necessity for having an efficient castle- keeper as well. Would that the old ruins had a more able advocate than myself; but I trust these remarks will be the means of rousing our often in- visible castle-keeper to his duty, in order to check the nuisance complained of. Yours, &c., ZEALOT.
PETTY SESSIONS,—TRE'RDDOL. Thursday, 2nd March, 1865. Before Pryse Pryse, Esq., J. M. Davies, Esq., and G. G. Williams, Esq. Margaret Hughes, a pauper hitherto chargeable on the parish of 'Scyborycoed, was ordered to be removed to the parish of Llancynfelin, which was the place of her last settlement. AFFILIATIONS. David Thomas, the defendant in this case, was ordered to pay Is. 6d. a week for support of child ot June Jones, and 10s. for nurse, with costs. William Evans was ordered to pay Is; Gd, a week in support of child of Jane Richards, and 5s. for nurse, with costs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. The defendant, William Evans, was charged by P C. David Evans with the above offence. Com- plainant, sworn On the 18th December last, about midnight, witness saw defendant knock at the door of the White Lion" public house, at Talybont. Witness asked him what he wanted, and he replied that he wanted some ale. He was the worse for drink at the time. Witness told him it was too late; but as he insisted on endeavouring to get in, witness pushed him away. Defendant returned afterwards, singing. He again went to the door, when witness brought him to his own house. Fined 2s. ad. and costs. DESERTION OF CHILDREN. The defendant, Kichard Lloyd, was charged by the relieving officer with deserting his four children, which were then chargeable to the union since the 17th January last. The defendant left this part of the country a week or ten days before the children became chargeable. He went to Dowlais, where he was apprehended. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment, with hard labour, in Cardigan House of Correction. AFFILIATION. Thomas Owens, who was defended by Mr. G. T. Williams, was ordered to pay 2s. a week in support of child of Catherine Evans, of Taliesin, and ,5s, for nurse, together with costs.
WE are happy to learn that William, son of Mr. Isaac Jones, of this town, recently passed as a £40 exhibitioner at Jesus College, Oxford. CASTLE HOUSE.—Mr. Savin is about importing a. quantity of Kansotn s patent stone, which is manu- factured at Ipswich, and which for ornamental work is said to be better and decidedly much cheaper than the ordinary stone. It is made from a certain drift of the sea near the place of its manufacture, with which chemicals are mixed to make it imper- vious to the weather. The composition is moulded into any form required. The invention is-patented by the person from whom it takes its name. BORTII.—This place has caught the building infec- tion which is now so seriously afflicting Aberystwith by cutting up the streets. Several new terraces have been commenced, which are expected to ba finished before the bathing season arrives. The houses, for the most part, are large and commo- dious. The land is being bought in lots by the inhabitants, who consider they have discovered the secret of El Dorado, and that it exists in providing accommodation for the summer visitors. ACCIDENT. Daniel Hammer, stonemason and bricklayer, met with a serious accident on Thursday, between twelve and one o'clock. He was working at the bottom of the main sewer in Northgate-street, when the earth embankment suddenly gave way. An alarm was given by Mr. Henry Morgan, of the Hoyal Arms, and two other workmen made good their escape, hut Hammer was caught by the falling earth, and his thigh bone was broken. He was im- mediately conveyed to his lodgings, where, after considerable loss of time, owing to the absence of doctors from town, he was attended by Dr. James. The patient is now progressing favourably. FIRES IN LONDON.—There are on the average about two fires daily in the great metropolis. Not- withstanding the most rigid inquires as to the origin of these fires, it is found that a very large number have to be recorded, "Cause unknown." In conver- sation with the manager of one of the head fire- offices, he said, "I attribute these fires chiefly to the increase of smoking, more especially to the horrid practice ot smoking in bed. It is believed that some of the recent fearful lires in which life has been sacrificed, have arisen from this cause. From the interesting Annual import on London fires, by Mr. Baddeley, we laarn the astounding fact, that durin"- the year I860, there were fifty-three fires arising fr°m smokers throwing down the unburnt ends of their cigars. British horhman.
THE^BERVSTWITH OBSERVER, i. AND CARDIGANSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER Printed and .Published by the Proprietor, DAvir JENKINS, at his General Printiiig-Office, Pier- street, Aberystwith. Saturday, March 4th, 1865.