DINNER OF THE EMPLOYES OF THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY COMPANY. On Friday eveniner, the 11th inst., about 140 of the employes of the Cambrian Railway Company dined together at the Unicorn Inn, Oswestry. The room was profusely deccratf-d with flags and banners and appropriate mottoes, and the dinner was of the most substantial character, well served, and a credit to the catering of the worthy landlady, Mrs. Hughes. The only drawback was that the room was not equal to the accommodation of the whole of the. guests, and an apartment below had to be pressed into the service; but the good feeling hetweeu the two parties was amply preserved by a happy sug- gestion of the Chairman's that. they should vi-it each other during the evening. This was carried out with success; and we are only sorry that, not being gifted with ubiquity, we are obliged to con- fine our report of the evening's proceedings to the upper room, where Mr. Mann presided, and Mr. T. Horner occupied the vice-chair. After the usual loyal toasts, The Chairman said that it now became his duty to give th-m the toast of the evening a toast which he saw ell/blazoned on the banner in front of him, and in which they were all so deeply interested— "Success to the Cambrian Railway Company." (Loud cheers.) He should start at the head, and first mention the Chairman, Earl Vane, and he thought it a very beneficial thing for the interests of the company to have such an influential noble- man as Earl Vane at the head of affairs. (Cheers.) Next came the lioard of Directors. He was afraid that the duties of these gentlemen had not been of a very light character lately; but they had cheer- fully given a great deal of valuable time for the good of the company, and were deserving of their warmest thanks. (Cheers.) Then came the offi- cials, and he believed he was justified in saying that there were few bodies of men who worked together more harmoniously than the officials-of the Cambrian Company—(hear, hear,)—and he believed that meetings like the present, where they met face to face, and had a chance of becoming better acquainted, were conducive to that harmony and good feeling. (Cheers.) He had great plea- sure in proposing the toast, and in coupling with it the name of Mr. Walker. (Drunk with.three times three and musical honours.) Mr. Walker in responding said that in 1854 the railways of Great Britain contained 550,000,000 cubic yards of earthworks, which would be sufficient to take a pyramid one and a half mile high by half a mile in diameter. At the same time in and around London alone, there were eleven miles of viaducts, a length which at the present day must be nearly doubled. In Great Britain there were also 25,000 bridges, and four tons of coals were burnt and twenty tons of water Hashed into high elastic steam every minute. In 1865 the Metropolitan line car- ried 15,021,275, the North London D,172, [9, and the Blackwall 4.286,159 local passengers. These figures did not include the 0,000 or 7,000 periodical ticket holders, as the number of their journeys could not be ascertained. These 28,000,000 of London pas- sengers, travelling along 22 miles of railway, were more by several millions than all the passengers carried over the 1,274 miles of the great and pros- perous London and North-Western Railway, and also some millions in excess of the passenger traffic upon the 1,900 miles of two other great companies —the Midland and the North Eastern. In 1866 the capital expended on the railways in the United Kingdom was £500,000,000. There were 150,000 employees, and this number multiplied by four would give 600,000 persons dependent upon rail- ways for their living. On twelve of the principal railways oO,036,056 tons of minerals were carried, at a cost of £4,760,414, or nearly 2s. per ton per inile. The above tonnage, including engines, would make one train of nearly 24,000 miles. We have 7,414 engines, representing £15,OOü,ül)O. If these were placed in one train it would reach 56 miles. There were also 18,000 passenger carriages, nearly 7,000 other vehicles attached to passenger trains, more than 220,000 waggons, and above 6,000 other vehicles, making altogether more than a quarter of a million carriages, waggons, and locomotives, the increase on the year being 15,061. With these facts in mind who could deny they were a great railway people ? On the part of the officials of the Cambrian Company—who were all jolly good fellows—he was proud to respond—(cheers)—and he returned them bis sincere thanks for the very flattering manner in which his name had been received. (Loud cheers.) The Vice-Chairman said he had much pleasure in proposing the health of a gentleman to whom the town of Oswestry was deeply indebted—Mr. Thomas Savin. (Drunk with three times three.) Several other toasts followed amongst others those of Mr. O'Hara, Mr. Campbell, the Chairman, and the Press. Several songs were given, and the proceedings terminated at a late hour. —
THE "REBECCA" RIOTS. THE verdicts of Welsh juries have long enjoyed an unenviable notoriety. The decisions of Welsh justices, if we may judge from a recent example, are sometimes equally perplexing. For some time past a determined opposition to the salmon fishery laws has been offered by a large number of persons in the counties of Brecon and Radnor, who claim the right to catch salmon at any season of the year, and have of late destroyed large quantities of fish in the river Wye and its tributaries. In order more effec- tually to carry out their designs, the poachers have formed themselves into a sort of association, under the title of "Rebecca and her Daughters," a name which first became notorious when, some years ago. a number of men banded themselves under it for the purpose of destroying the turnpike gates and toll- houses in the two counties just mentioned. For some time past the poachers have been mustering in force on the Upper Wye and the Khon, one of its tributa- ries, and lighting the stream by means of torches, have speared the salmon in large numbers. Great exertions have been made by the board of conserva- tors of the Wye fishery district to prevent this wholesale destruction of the fish but the number of watchers and water-bailiffs at their disposal was so small compared with that of the poachers that it was not deemed prudent to attempt to capture the latter, who at length became so daring as to an- nounce their expeditions by the firing of guns. In the month of December, however, the gangs of these marauders had become so formidable that the num- ber of water-bailiffs on the Khon was increased. At about eleven o'clock on the night of the 23rd of that month the bailiffs, led by a gentleman of the neigh- bourhood and his gamekeepers, came upon a gang of about twenty poachers, disguised in various ways, and armed with spears, pikes, bludgeons, and other weapons; some of them carrying Hambeaux of straw with which to light the streams and attract the fish. For a time the b water-bailiffs and their assistants concealed themselves in a wood on the banks of the Khon, but when the poachers had commenced their work of spearing the fish, they made their appear- ance and followed them into the stream. At first the poachers fled, but soon rallied, and, forming themselves into line, presented their spears at their pursuers. Upon being asked what they meant to do, and whether they would deliver up their weapons, they replied, "Fight!" Upon this the watchers' closed with them, and a desperate encounter follow- ed, in which a gamekeeper named Lloyd was nearly scalped by a blow from a spear, and several mpn, both poachers and watchers, were severely injured. The watchers, however, after a fight which lasted for a quarter of an hour, proved victorious, capturing four men and driving the others off the field. During the struggle one of the poachers, the son of a large and wealthy farmer, is said to have knocked down the superintendent bailiff, and keep- ing him on his back, made an attempt to "gouge'' him, which was prevented only by the timely assis- tance of one of the watchers. On the 27th and 28th of December the four men who had been cap- tured— two of whom, it appears, are the sons of one of the wealthiest farmers in the neighbourhood— were brought before the two magistrates at the petty sessions at Penyhont, when the water-bailiffs and the injured gamekeeper Lloyd gave evidence as to the infringement of the law and the fight which followed. The proof adduced for the prosecution was certainly precise and positive, but the magistrates discharged the prisoners. We are not aware of the grounds upon which this decision rests; it was certainly contrary to the evidence of the bailiffs, and it would be interesting to know whether the magistrates disbelieved their statements, or had other reasons for the course they took. Whether or not the accused persons were really guilty of poaching— though, as the Times says, that is too mild a name for such an outrage against both law and nature as killing sahnon in December—it is notorious that wholesale and systematic poaching is carried on by the Radnorshire farmers, and it is time that strong measures should be taken to suppress so flagrant a scandal. No body of men can be allowed to defy the law with impunity, and we are glud to hear that the matter is to be brought under the notice of the Home Office.— The Pall Mall Gazette.
THE PARIS EXHIBITION AND THE EISTEDDFOD IN BRITTANY. A numerously attended meeting was helel last Wednesday evening wei k, in the Reading Room Mechanics' Institute, Chester, for the purpose oi forming a Club of those persons from this neigh- bourhood and the principality who desire to visit the Paris exhibition and the Breton Eisteddfod this year. W. Maysmor Williams, Esq., on taking the chair, expressed his desire to render any assistance he could in the matter. The chairman then called upon Mr. T. C. Wood, Chester, to lay his proposals before the meeting, who said that for several months prior to the eisteddfod lately held in Chester considerable interest had been excited in W ales by the announcement that the Welsh inhabitants of France intended to hold a similar fes- tival, though on a smaller scale, about the same time, in the town of Vannes, Brittany. It need create no surprise to hear of a Breton Eisteddfod, because there are fully twice as many people of Welsh extraction in Brittany as there are in Wales; the respective numbers being three millions of Bre- tons against one million and-a-half of Welsh people —the county of Monmouth included in the acconnt. The Chester eisteddfod took place in due time, and was in various respects a glorious success, but the Breton Eisteddfod was postponed until the autumn of the present year. An extensive correspondence took place last year between himself and many of the principal literary men of the principality with a view to organise an excursion to the Breton eistedd- fod. They were much encouraged to undertake this task by the extremely liberal offer of hospitality made by M. le Comte de la Villennarque and another ;^ton nobleman, who promised to entertain as many H elsh visitors as three of their country seats would accommodate. The idea of visiting that part of the land ot their fathers which h.)d been so long lost sight of by the Welsh people was eagerly taken up, and there is not the slightest doubt that had the necessary arrangements been continued in Brittany there would have been no difficulty in form in"- a club of 150 or :200 persons to visit the Breton eistedd- fod. Of course, gentlemen from every part of Wales and from all the large English towns would have met in the projected party. The Rev. Dr. Price, of Aberdare, wrote from London to 3Ir. John Owen, (Owain Alaw,) professor of niu-ic, to obtain full details, and he then sent the information that a party of six gentlemen wished to join at London. The chairman of the eisteddfod council, the Rev. John Griffith, rector ofNeath, the vice-chairman, the Rev. Chancellor illiams, Llanfairynghornwy, and many other leading gentlemen of the principality were interested more or less in the project. But it fell through pro torn, owing to difficulties which arose in France, and considerable disappointment was felt in many quarters in consequence. This year, however, the eisteddfod certainly will take place, and, as everybody knows, a far more generally attractive World's Fair will be held in Paris. It has been thought advisable, in resuscitating the plan for a Welsh excursion to Brittany, to extend the scope of the trip very much by making it in the first place, and chiefly, a cheap trip to Paris to visit the Great Exhibition and if a number unite together, the expenses to each individual will be lightened very materially indeed, the pleasures of the trip enhanced by the companionship of friends and acquaintances, and a better insight obtained into the deportment of the Bretons, because they will organise fetes and meetings in various parts of the country in honour of their visitors of a kindred race-a thing they could not be expected to do for one or two indivi- duals. It is proposed to have a grand dinner in Paris, with a sociable meeting afterwards, and to bring together at this dinner the Welsh and the Bretons and those persons who take an interest in Celtic matters. We now leave the majority of tourists to return to their respective homes, and take in hand the smaller number who would prefer going on from Paris to Brittany. It may not be generally known that three distinct Welsh dialects are cur- rently spoken in Brittany-lirehenoe, spoken in the department of Morbihan and the neighbourhood, and two dialects called Brezonec, distinguished from each other by the name of the chief towns where they are respectively spoken. In order to hear each of these dialects spoken in all its purity, and to see the peasantry of each district in their every-day life, it is proposed to go, after the Vannes eisteddfod, in the company of Breton friends, on an excursion to Carnac, and from there to Kemper. Many of you will recollect that the Welsh people have for many years past maintained a missionary at Kemper, and that partly through his exertions the scriptures have been printed in the Brezonec language and widely circulated. There will be a sort of minor eisteddfod at Kemper and then an excursion to Morlaix, the chief place where the second Brezonec dialect is spoken, where there will be another meeting. The distances are as follow Paris to Nantes, 26.5 riailes, ordinary fare X] 10 6 11 Vannes, 349" do. 1 17 6 Ivemporle, 395 „ do. 2 2 0 11 Kemper, 423 „ do. 2 5 0 11 Chateaulin, 442 „ do. 2 6 8 ±rom Chateaulin to Brest by steamer (omnibus in- cluded), 1st class 5 francs 2nd class 4 francs. The ordinary expenses for hourd and lodgings for a single individual in Brittany (Nantes, perhaps, ex- cepted) is from six to seven shillings per day. Of course everything will be much dearer in Paris dur- ing the exhibition than in ordinary times never- theless it is believed that a single individual could arrange to obtain respectable board and lodgings for less than 10 francs per day—say 8 shillings. The Imperial Commissioners have fixed the price of ad- mission to the exhibition at the uniform sum of one franc per head, without any distinction whatever and it is probable that the charges for admission to the theatres and other points of attraction will not be higher than in ordinary times—in fact, they may possibly be lower. We may, besides, confidently expect that a party of two hundred excursionists could enjoy a very pleasant and instructive tour in Brittany at much less per head than half the ordi- nary railway fares and hotel charges. Let us hope that in all Wales may be found at least 200 persons desirous to pay a flying visit to their kindred in Brittany-to a people who have never forgotten that Hon tadou ynt ho'ch tadou, Hag hon mamou lioleii mamou." Which being interpreted means Our fathers were also your fathers, And our muthers your mothers." With regard to the railway fares for the return journey-Chester to Paris and back from Paris to Chester—I understand that on former occasions they have been 2.;s. third class, and 35s. second class, But as the number of excursionists during the time of the exhibition will be unprecedented, there is little doubt that the companies will be unprecedently liberal. In fact I have been informed that a local firm have arranged a trip to the exhibition and back for their workpeople and the friends of their work- people, at the very moderate sum of 10s. each. I learn that the great excursion and tourist agent, Mr. Cooke, is at the present time in Paris making ar- rangements for a very formidable invasion of France by Britons, and there is every likelihood he will suc- ceed in obtaining terms which must be satisfactory even to the most economical. The audience frequently testified their approval of the plan during the delivery of the foregoing address, and at the conclusion the chairman desired any gen- tleman present who had:any remarks to offer, to do so, whereupon several gentlemen spoke strongly in favour of the proposed excursion. A lengthy conversation followed, after which several gentlemen were appointed to superintend the organisation, with power to add to their number. TREASURER.—Mr. J. C. Hughes, Old Bank, Chester. SECRETARY.—Mr. T. C. Wood, 24, St. Werburgh- street, Chester. It was suggested that the tour in Brittany should be conduct-d independently of the trip to Paris, as it would be much nearer and much cheaper to go direct from Southampton by steamer to any port in Brit- tany. This was agreed to, and a number of gentle- men present subscribed their names for the Paris trip, and a large number of gentlemen and ladies for the tour in Brittany. The proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
CHOLERA IN WALES.—Some of the more wealthy inhabitants of Carnarvon, we hear, are faktng their families from the place in consequence of the pre- valence of cholera. The report ot Dr. Seaton, the Government inspector, is published and in it we find that the" llails for Cholera" corporations will not destroy, have been the cause of the lumen table amount of disease in the town. Bad water supply overcrowding, bad drainage, defective privy accom- modation, surface filth—these have been the baits; and now that the Almighty has punished the people for their uneleanliness, perhaps they will remedy the evil. There have been Go deaths in five weeks. — Oswestry Advertiser. BI.OCK ON THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY. About half-past two on Wednesday afternoon a large por- tion of the wall built.on the cliff at what is known as the Friog cuttinsr, between Llwynygwril and Bar- mouth Ferry station, on the Aberdovey branch of the Cambrian Railway, fell on the metals, cooi- pletely bloeking up tlIP traffic. The wall, which is built at a height of nearly one hundred feet from the permanent way, runs close under the Towyn turnpike road, and has, we believe, been suspected of being insecure, a watchman being continually on the spot, and it is supposed that the recent thaw and heavy rains have accelerated its downfall. For- tunately there was no traffic passing at the time it fell and a large number of navvies, under the di- rection of Mr. Millard, the inspector of the perma- nent way on the branch, and Mr. Baiiev,the station master at Barmouth Ferry, were speedily hard at work clearing away the debris, which was rather ex- tensive. Fortunately a goods train happened to be on the other side, so that the block" involved only a short but dangerous walk and change of carriages to passengers, who, at this time of the year, are very limited. No accidents are reported, though some narrow escapes from the fall of the stones, which continued througout the afternoon, occurred The sea wall at f\p bottom of the r-fff hl-. material damage from the -lor0 u- 31 sily employed in reeohsrruetiPs; it A: :i-<- Ferry the rails for about a qn:-i!><r of a re'l' !■ been washed away, and the tr;i;ie oo ho»i>4 the river has been consequently impeded CHINA CLAY.—Cornwall has for soro" yt'8t done a large and profitable business in ehh'a" the greater part of which has been raised in^ Austell district, wb ere several important W' I now in progress. There is every prospect, bot of a new district being opened upon an eJ11 scale ia a short time. Fine samples of cbiP. have been discovered in three parishes, 8° ground in various localities is believed to be rich. Steps are being taken with a view to esU works which would afford employment to ø number of people. So much for the industry' Cornish mind, whose employment is brokeD1 the stoppage of most of the mine works. not our labouring classes unite to utilize 001 deposits ? MARRIED BY MISTAKE.—Edward Thayet Miss Melen P. Jellman, attended by Mr. Humphrey and Annie E Crause, went to St. f Church, the former couple to get. married, all laller to act. as groomsman and bridesmaid. all stood up before ihe altar, and the ofBc clergyman, the Hev. Mr. Dunn, supposing thBI coupies were to he married, requested the gØ men to join hands with their respective ladies, f was ùOlle; and in a very -hort space of tiIVI fourweremadetwo. The situation being ftll\; alised by the latter couple, they concluded to 91 what they could very well help, and all adjo8' to their boarding-house quite well pleased result of the preacher's mistake.—Detroit Z/
SNOW. I. Those trees that often shade Our North Parade In summer time, are now Thy captives, snow Thou "fildest bouehs and stems l With silverv gems And on the tender spray 11. Brightenesttheday. < Gently thou fallest, snow, On all below; On pinions feathery, white, Dost thou alight Upon the frozen ground, With silent sound, Depriving our still street Of wonted feet. nI. Save when thou bringest, snow, A healthy glow To children strong and bold, Daring thy cold To wage a playful war, Till evening star Ascends the frosty sky And night draws nigh. IV. Scenes of the past I see Mirror'd in thee Events of Ion"- ago Fly to and fro In memory's sacred shrine, Like flakes of thine, | Thatseemtopicktbebeat Spot for their rest. v. The grief of present hours Comes, like the showers Of thy cold fall, and glides Away, like tides Of thy dissolving slush, When, with a blush, The sun thy chill allays "With ruddy rays. VI. Thou biddest onward, snow, ( J. or YO ices low Still whisper in thy fall A gentle call, To the distant land, 0 come The far-off home, Where day is ever bright, And there's no night. VII. And thy soft lfakes so fair, T hat till the air, Are like the angels bright And saints in white Or guardian ghosts, that fly All through the sky, To w,\t..h, on wings unfurl'd, The busy world. VIII. When night h..s closed around, With muffled sound Still wilt tholl come from high, From clouded sky, And cover hills ana down", And dales and towns, That, when departs the night, All will be white. Philelpis- I
.j HOLLOWAY'S OINTMKNT AND PILLS. "Colds, jnllueiizib Until within a few years these complaints were treated blood-lettfiijr, blistering, emeries. Xow a more rational nu-tW, of cure has been adopted^; Hollo\vay\s Ointment and Pills puJ'i > lieal, and strengthen, lliey neither weaken the body, nor concert the nervous system. Depletion, doubtless arrested tl> diseases, bur at the same time it took away nature's mean' restoration. Holloway's remedies, on the contrary, while in<? the cure, are laying the toundntion for perfect recovery, only ol the atfiicted, but of every |other organ. Hollo^'ii preparations are also the best preservatives against the list ot winter ailmeats; they throw out impurities, and 1' serve the vital principle from disease or lead it baek to iiealtl'^
ti irtfJ On the 15th inst., the wife of Mr. J. Mc'IIqul^ Bridge-end, in this town, ()f:1 daughter. On the 10th inst,, aged 15 years, Susan At"]* only daughter of Mr. E. II. M organ, North Para4^ I in this town. MONUMKNTS for Churches, Churchyards, Cemeteries, executed in Stone. Marble, and Grani'f may be inspected in the Show Rooms, at It. DODSOJ1 Marble Works, Swan-hill, Shrewsbury. '5
THE AXGEL'S BIDDING. BY Miss FROCTOR. NOT a sound is beard in the Convent; The Vesper Chant is sung, The sick have all been tended, The poor nun's toils are ended Till the Matin bell has rung. All is still, save the Clock that is ticking So loud in the frosty air, i And the soft snow, falling as gently | As an answer to a prayer. But an angel whispers, "Oh, Sister, You must rise from your bed to pray; In the silent, deserted chapel, You must kneel till the dawn of day; For, far on the desolate moorland, So dreary, and bleak, and white, There is one, all alone and helpless, In peril of death to-night. "No sound on the moorland to guide him, No star in the murky air; And he thinks of his home and his loved one' With the tenderness of despair: He has wandered for hours in the snow-drift, I And he strives to stand in vain, And so lies down to dream of his children, And never to rise again. Then kneel in the silent chapel Till the dawn of to-morrow's sun, And ask of the Lord your worship For the life of that desolate one And the smiling eyes of his children Will gladden his heart again, I And the grateful tears of God's poor onelt Will fall on your soul like rain I— "Yet leave him alone to perish, And the grace of your God implore, With all the strength of your spirit, For one who needs it more. L Far away, in the gleaming city, M Amid perfume, and song, and light, I A soul that Jesus has ransomed B Is in peril of sin to-night. t The Tempter is close beside him, And his danger is all forgot, And the far-off voices of childhood Call aloud, but he hears them not; He sayeth no prayer, and his mother— He thinks not of her to-day, And he will not look up to Heaven, And his Angel is turning away. Then pray for a soul in peril, 1 A soul for which Jesus died 1 Ask by the cross that bore Him, L And by her who stood beside; And the Angels of God will thank you, And bend from their throne of light, To tell you that Heaven rejoices At the deed you have done to-night."
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE VALE OF AYRON F0XE0TJNDf (Capt. Vaughan's). WILL MEET ■ Monday, 21st ,Tan Fnlconds'' I Thursday, 24th Jan Crossways, Llanay:'1'1 I EACH DAY AT TEN. H < ■ Printed and Published by the Proprietor, DAV^ I JENKINS, at his General Printing-Olhce, l'i^' I street, Aberystwyth. I Saturday, January 19th, 1867. I I
ASSISTANCE TO THE POOR OF ITHE TOWN. Several gentlemen of the town formed them- selves during the week into working committees, for providing funds wherewith to supply the poor of the town and neighbourhood with the necessuru 9 of life during the present cruel season. Dr. C. Hice Williams acted as secretary of the joint committees. We publish below a list of those who have sub- scribed, and whose names have been furnished to us Many others, no doubt, will be added to the list by the date of our next publication. On Thursday niu;ht there was a large and in- fluential meeting at the Town Hall, over which the Rev E. Owen Phillips, the vicar of the parish, presided, and at which Richard Roberts, Esq., the Mayor, was Prese',t/ It was there resolved that tickets be printed, and distributed to deserving parties, to the amount of the sutns collected. Mr Philip Williams kindly volunteered to present those tickets to the committee. Mr. Jonathan Pell said he was instructed to add Col. Powell's name to the list of subscribers for the »um ol £ 10. It was further resolved, that as the County Court was beiri? held on Friday and Saturday, at the Town Hall, that the distribution take place at the Temperance Hall, on Saturday morning, the doors to open tor applicants at 10 o'clock. Mr Williams kindly guaranteed that the use of the Temperance Ball should be given gratis. It was of course understood that tradesmen in the town give goods to the amounts guaranteed by the tickets bearing the signature of a committee-man, and that the same be sent unto the secretary, and paid by him. t The following is a list of the subscribers,:—, Xs. d. Col. Powell, Nanteos 10 0 0 Pier Street, Bridge Street, and Tre- feckan District. Lewis Push, E,q. 5 0 0 Rev. E. Owen Phillips 5 0 0 J. Downie, Esq. 5 0 0 G. E. J. Powell, Esq 2 0 0 C. Rice Willnuns, Esq., M.D. I I 0 Mr. David Roberts 110 Griffith Thomas, Esq. ••• 1 1 0 Mr. Henry Davis •••• J. 1 0 Mr.Roh-rtEvans 1 1 0 Mr. J. P. Jones, Mercer 7 1 0 W. Williams, Esq., Penbryn House 11 0 John Roberts, Sen., Esq 7 0 0 Edmund Vaughan, Esq 0 10 0 Mr- John Ellis 010 0 Mr. John Jones,Bridge-end. 0 10 0 Mrs. Lewis Ellis 010 0 Mr. David Jones, Bank 010 0 Mrs. Williams 0 10 0 Mr. Thomas Thomas 010 0 Mrs. Jones, Draper, Picr:Street 010 0 Mrs. Cole 010 0 Mr. John Cox 010 0 Mr. J Jones. 0 7 G Mrs. Leon 0 5 0 M r. Morrison 0 5 0 Mr. Poble 0 5 0 Mr. Thomas Williams 0 5 0 Mr. Thomas Samuel 0 5 0 Mr. Thomas Howells 0 5 0 Mr.Mf-ttquham 0 5 0 Mr. Hugh Richardes 0 5 0 Mr. D. Jenkins, Printer —. 0 5 0 Sums under five shillings 2 2 7 4.5 2 1 Great Dark-gate Street North Parade District. Thomas Jones, Esq, J.P. 2 0 0 Mr. J. James, Grocer 7 7 0 F. R. Roberts, E-iq., Solicitor 1 0 0 John Parry,E-q,G)anpaith 1 0 0 Morris Jnnp-,F-q.,Surgeon 7 0 0 John Roberts, Esq. 1 0 0 Mr. D.J. Davies, Druggist 1 0 0 Mr. J. Watkins 1 0 0 Mrs. Rowlands 1 0 0 George Cumberland, Esq. 1 0 0 Mr. T. H. Jones, Painter 7 0 0 Mi-s Morgan 1 0 0 Mr. Richard Morris 10 0 Hugh Hughes, Esq 010 6 MissTenle 010 0 Robert EUward, E-tq. •••• 010 0 Air. G. T. Smith 010 0 Mrs. Edward Jones •••• 0 10 0 Mrs. Newling H" 010 0 J. Waikim, Esq., Surgeon 0 10 0 Lady L'icy Vauifhan 010 0 Mr. J. Rea, White Horse 010 0 Rev. J Jours, curate 0 G 0 Rev- Mr. S'iiinde>rs 0 5 0 Mr. John Jones 0 o 0 Mr. E. W. Jones, Draper 0 5 0 Mr. Daniel Jones, Draper 0 o 0 Mr. Chester 0 5 0 Jacob Roberts, Esq. 0 5 0 Mrs. Wiiite, Lapidary 0 5 0 Capt. David Lloyd 0 5 0 CaptRx-hardWatkina. 0 5 0 Mr. William Jones, Draper 0 5 0 Mr. Richard Hughes 0 5 0 Mr. W. Julinn 0 5 0 Mr. Griffith Ellii! 0 5 0 Mr. Thomas Collins 0 5 0 Mr. David Howell, Draper 0 5 0 Mr. Lewis Jones, Grocer 0 5 0 Sums uuder five shillings 5 4 10 27 12 4 Portland Street, Little Dark-gate Street, .i1lurhet Street"Vew Street, Laura Place, and King Street District. G. T. Williams, Esq 010 0 Mr.H.Davies. 010 0 Mr J. Rees 010 0 Mr. J. Jones, Talbot Hotel -••• 010 0 Mr. Alban 010 0 Rev. Ocfavius Davies, Curate 0 10 0 J. Morice, Esq 010 0 Mrs. Fossett 0 10 0 W. H. Tho-i as, 010 0 J. Davir<. L-q 010 0 Cf.pt..Julian 0 7 0 jVi r. D. Williams •••• 0 5 0 Mrs Jones 0 5 0 Mr. R. Hughes 0 5 0 Mrs. Caresweil 0 5 0 Rev. J. Morice. 0 5 0 Miss Saxon ••• 0 5 0 Mr. Cross 0 5 0 Mrs. Wells 0 5 0 Miss Parry 0 5 0 J. Jones, Esq., Bank 0 5 0 Sutnia under 5s. 4 2 8 JEH 19 8 Marine Terrace §• Queen's Roaa District. Richard Roberts, mayor 2 0 0 Richard Gilbertson, Esq. 1 0 0 Mrs. G. Holgate Foster. 1 0 0 Henry Tayler, Jun., Esq. 10 0 Mr. John Davies, Harbour Master 0 10 0 Mr. Richard Jones, 19, Prospect Place 0 10 0 Jonathan Pell, Esq., Belle Vue 0 10 0 Mr. John Jones, Albion House 0 10 0 Capt John Williams 0 10 0 The Mi-ses Serannen 0 10 0 Mr. James Miller 0 10 0 The Misses Junes, Ladies' Seminarv 010 0 Mr. Stanley J. Balcombe o 5 0 Mr. John Williams 0 5 0 Capt Vanghan 050 Lewis 0 5 0 Mrs. Lloyd 0 5 0 Mr. J. Lee, Auctioneer 0 5 0 Rev. J. M. Morrill 0 5 0 Octavius Rowe, Esq., Solicitor •••• 0 [j 0 Mr. Williams, 48, Terrace 050 Sums under five shillings 2 12 1 13 17 1 Penmaesglas District. Rev. G. Davies 1 o 0 Mr. 1 homas Davies 1 0 0 Mr. Philip Williams 1 0 0 Mr. Benjamin Hughes 0 10 0 Mr. Charles Hackney 0 10 0 Mr. Edward Ellis 010 0 Mr. Rowland Evans 0 10 0 Mr. Bubb 010 0 Mr. John Williams 010 0 Mrs Jones, Graig-goch 0 5 0 Mr. John Evans 0 5 0 Mr. W. White 0 5 0 Mr.J B Jones. 0 5 0 Mrs. Margaret Lewis 050 Sums under five shillings 2 19 0 10 4 0 TOTAL 108 15 2
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BRUTAL SPORTS. When we meet with anything which is un- manly, and which disgraces human nature, we are apt to speak of it as brutal, but this is really for want of a bettor word. The so-called sports" to which we have briefly to refer are not not brutal, but they are something which we do not choose to characterise in the strong language which they deserve. The capture of two sets of fellows whose pur- suits disgrace our common humanity, has been followed by very different results—the one highly encouraging to all who advocate social progress and who wish well especially to our working classes; the other deeply to be re- gretted. At the Derby sessions a little time ago several pugilists were sent to prison for one month. The sentence, so different to the ac- customed farce of a fine, (which wq^uld have been meet by a subscription.) struck with con- sternation the prisoners, and has caused quite a flutter among the fancy." Efforts have been made to obtain a commutation of the sentence, hut at present these efforts are fruitless, and we trust they may continue to he so. As a contrast to this let us refer to a prosecution very properly organised by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A day or two ago a person known as the "king of the dog-fighters" was charged at the Southwark police-court with keeping a place for cock- fighting and dog-fighting, and some thirty other persous were charged with aiding and abetting. On the part of the prosecution the following statements were made: "The place where the fight took place was boarded up. The cocks had steel springs and fought about twelve minutes. One was exhausted bled very much from the head. The other also bled and was taken away. Two more were brought in, but they would not fight. After that some rats were put into the pit and were killed. Then two more cocks were brought forward, and after fighting fifteen minutes were with- drawn, fearfully injured." The place, it seems, had been regularly fitted up for this kind of sport. There eould be no defence; the case was too clear; and the result was that the landlord was fined £5. his son 40s., a number of persons were merely fined 10s. each, and many others were simply dismissed with a rebuke." Now the Act of Parliament under which these persons were prosecuted does not prescribe a rebuke as punishment, but it is enacted that offenders are liable to penalties not exceeding jE5, while one section of the Act specially empowers the magistrate to commit them to prison for three months, with or with- ont hard labour. Why, then, was this not done. "The fines were paid." Of course they were, and these fellows doubtless went away chuckling at getting off so easily. Had they been sentenced to three months' imprisonment, as we submit they ought to have been, a very wholesome lesson would have been read to these blood-thirsty scoundrels. Our laws, with respect to all thefe brutal sports, are quite lenient enough if they are enforced to the uttermost; and in the interests of society gen- erally the severest punishment possible should he always inflicted.
PETTY SESSIONS, ABERYSTWYTH. Tuesday, 15th January, 1S67. Before Gdnh Thomas, Esq. M:iy Junes sworn Complained of the general cruelly of her husband's conduct. O11 Monday week he kicked witness out of the house, and said if she came in he would kill her. Witness is in danger of hpr life. The two children are also afraid of him. Sarah Elizabeth Hughes sworn, corroborated the last witness. Deiendant bound over to keep the peace for 12 months, himself in £10 and two sureties in £5 each. «
TOWN COMMISSIONERS, ABERYSTWYTH. Tuesday, January loth, 1867. Ax adjourned meeting of the town commissioners was held in the Town Hall on Tuesday last. The commissioners present were Messrs. Griffith Thomas, in the chair, Charles Hackney, John Jones, (Great Dark-gate Street.) John Rees, Jonathan Pe11, Hichad Morris, and G. T. Smith. Several bills were examined and passed. Air. Hackney .-aid that there ought to be a perfect survey made of the water, to see whether two hands were required for turning on the water. Mr ( hester applied for water for fhe building of Dr. Gilbertson's house on the Terrace. b Order made that Mr. Chester be supplied with water at the rate of 2s. aa. a week. Mr. J imes Jones, of Tancastell, applied for the manure in the commissioners'yard at the rate of one shilling per cubic yard. Mr. John Jones "aid there were three or four of them joined toother, and they would take nearly all of it. He begged to propose that it be disposed at one shilling p,.r cubic yard for the present heap, untd a further order be made. Order made that Mr. James Jones, of Tancastell, and other farmers in the neighbourhood, be allowed to purchase the manure on the marsh at the rate of Is. per cubic yard Mr. Pell asked to whom Queen's Square belonged to? Mr. Thomas replied to the town, of course. Mr. Pell said that the man Lee had told him yes- terday that he would pay for it. Now Thomas Davies had let that public space for 10s. a week. That surely belonged to the town. If the commis- sioners had not completed the exchange of ground with Mr. Davies, the latter naturally expected he ought to reap the benefit of the old ground. No doubt it was under this impression he had let the space to this man. But it ought to be clearly under- stood to whom the place belonged. Mr. Thomas said it was the property of the town. Mr. Pell proposed a resolution that they be not allowed to cut up the street for laying of gas pipes. This would compel them to come to the commis- missioners. Mr. John Jones seconded. Carried unanimously. Sergeant Thomas was instructed tu inform Mr. Siviter of the resolution. THE GENERAL MEETING. Mr. Hackney asked why it was the general meet- meeting was not called on the 9th inst. Mr. Thomas replied it was the fault of those who proposed the meeting not sending a requisition to the mayor. LIGHTS AT THE QUEEN'S HOTEL. The following letter from Mr. Balcombe was read The Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth, 31st Dec. 1866. To the Clerk of the Town Commissioners of Aber- ystwyth. SiR, I regret that I am once more obliged to apply, to the commissioners to affix public lights near to this hotel, and also along the Queen's Road, fronting the stables. Two years ago 1 asked that a lamp might be affixed on the top of the pillar at the corner of my office, through which a pipe was for that purpose built 1TI. This was promised to be done so soon as the mains were extended. Nearly twelve months has elapsed since the railing on the top of the sea-wall fronting the hotel was fixed, the lower rail being a gas-pipe for providing extra facilities for lighting this part of the town, yet at the present time the place is in utter darkness, the nearest light being opposite No. 53, of the Terrace. If the commissioners will pay the Foundry Com- pany the price they usually pay for was standards, and adopt them as public lights, I 'will have two suitable ones made to affix on the railings as pro- vided but, in any case, let me beg that there be no further delay. The large sum we pay as improvement rate cer- tainly entitles us to ordinary accommodation. Yours faithfully, J. IF BALCOMBE. Mr. Pell thought he ought to have the lights. He is undoubtedly entitled to it. Mr. Jones thought so too. Mr. Balcombe was as much entitled to it as any one else in the town. It was only very lair that it should be granted. Mr. l'ell: Let the Light Commtttee see Mr. Bal- combe, and see what the cost of such lamps would be. Mr. Thomas Let there be an uniformity in the lamps. It could stand over to the next meeting :\11'. Pell proposed that the Light Committee see Mr. Balcombe, and have the cost of those lights and report same to the next meeting. 0 Mr. John Jones seconded. Mr. Smith said that some months ago he proposed that a certain pattern of lamp should be adopted for the wholo Terrace but he did not attend the fol- lowing meeting, and in some hocus-pocus manner which is common to the procedings of the commis- sioners, the matter was shelved. Mr. Thomas denied that it was shelved, but~"only adjourned to May, when a new rate would be struck. Mr. Pell had seen it so reported in the ABERYST- WYTH OUEERVER. TOWN BAND. The following upplication was read :— Aberystwyth, January 12th, 1867. To His Worshipful the Mayor of Aberystwyth. WORSHTPFCL Slit,—I take leave to apply to you for the patronage of yoursetfand of the town corn- missioners to appoint me as leader of the town band for next season in this town. For the last year and a half I have acted as band master of the Cardigan- shire militia, and in testimony uf my efficiency in such capacity I beg leave to enclose you the testi- monial of the adjutant of the corps. I shall be happy to furnish you with additional testimonials should they be necessary. Should you be good enough to appoint me, I hereby undertake to employ such professionals from England and elsewhere, as in standing and ability are fully calculated to give both residents and visitors the utmost satisfaction. I have the honour to be, worshipful Sir, Your humble Servant, EDWAIW IlADFIELD. Mr. Pell thought the matter ought not now be considered, because the pier company intended to pay liberally for a band and it would be a nuisance to have bands clashing. Mr. Smith would feel very strongly inclined to» support Philip Kurz, the young German who had given great satisfaction for many years. lIe now gave notice that Philip Kurz would apply. Mr. Jones thought their own townsman ought to have a preference. Mr. Smith Yes, if you can get good music out of them but otherwise the town might as well have a big barrel organ on wheels, and employ some sturdy fellow to grind it. (Laughter.) It was ultimately agreed that the matter stand over for the present. ♦
LITERARY INSTITUTE AND WORKING MEN'S READING ROOM. A numerously attended and influential public meeting was held at the Town Hall, on the evening of Friday se'night, at which the various matters con- nected with the establishment of the above institu- tion were discussed. Mr. Henry Davies, tn moving the Rev. E. Owen Phillips to the chair, said, I have great pleasure in proposing that the Rev. E. O. Phillips be appointed president of this literary institution, he being a gentleman esteemed by us all, and possessing great powers of intellect and a noble heart, and, for many reasons, the right man to take the helm of affairs in hand. I fully trust that under his presidency we shall be sheltered from the con- flicts of party, and that you will unanimously say be is worthy of your choice. Mr. J. A. Cross seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously. The chairman returned thanks, and promised to use his best efforts in promoting the interests of the institution. Resolved,—That the committee be instructed to prepare a code of bye-laws for the regulation of the Institute, and that a general meeting of the sub- scribers be held on the 25th inst., to receive and consider the aforesaid code of bye-laws. Mr. John Roberts seconded, and the resolution was carried. The names of the following gentlemen were added to the already existing committee, viz., Messrs. Benjamin Hughes, John Jones, (Commerce House,) Dr. Jones, W. Evans, C. Rice Williams, M D., J. P. Jones, and L. o. Davies. It was resolved that five members of the com- mittee form a quorum. The following resolution was then proposed by Dr. Wiliiams:- Resolved,—That a special subscription list be at once opened to meet the necessary preliminary ex- penses of establishing the Institution, viz., the cost of such repairs to the rooms as may prove indis- pensable, the cost of furniture, gas fittings, shelves, &c., and that the members of the Institution, and the other inhabitants of the town and neighbour- hood, may be invited to contribute to such sub- scription list. Mr. J. A. Cross seconded, and at the same time desired his name to be entered in:this list 01 separate subscription for £2. Mr. G. E. J. Powell gave the secretary a cheque I for £5 towards the same purpose. It was then arranged that the committee meet Mr. James, of North Parade, on the following Mon- day, to enquire whether the grooms over his new shop be let for this purpose. Such meeting having taken place, Mr. James consented to let his room at a rent of £20 a year, which weB agreed to by the committee. The secretary of the above institution beg leave to acknowledge a further donation of 118 volumes towards the library of the above, by G. E. J. Powell, Esq., making up to the present 153 vols, presented by this gentleman. The secretary has also to acknowledge the receipt of a valuable volume of the "New South Wales Gazetteer," with a map, ostensibly published in Sydney. The secretary also begs leave to acknowledge the receipt of £5 from G E. J. Powell, Esq and of £2 from J. A. Cross, Esq., towards fitting up the rooms rented;on the North Parade, for the uses and fittings of newspapers, periodicals, and library.
ABERYSTWYTH OPEN COURSING MEETING. (By the kind permission of Bir Pry.,e Pryse, Bart.) Thursday, Jan. 9th, 1867. STEWARDS. CAPT. PUELP ) MAJOR IIALTON. Judge :—Mr. GHKRRINGTON. This meeting, which was held over the Gogerddan estate, was numerously attended, and productive of capital sport. The postponement of the previous week had the effect of reducing the meeting from two days to one day, and the nominations were also lessened but good hares and good running made up for these drawbacks. We wish Mr. Tustin, un- der whose able management the meeting was held, better luck next year. Mr. Cherrington's decisions, it is almost needless to observe, were given with his usual impartiality. The following is the result:— THE NANTEOS STAKES for 9 all-aged greyhounds, £3 3s. each. Winner £15. Second £ 7. Third £3: Mr. Leeke's bk and w d. Eubini beat Mr. Collins' b b Colleen (1). Mr. Tustin's r b Beauty beat Victoria Gourama's w and bk b Varnish. Mr. Jordan's Lancer beat Mr. UifTs bl and w d Bugle. Mr. Amphlett's bk b Ada beat Mr. Timmin's bk d Ben M'Cree. Mr. Tustin's bk d Prior ran a bye. II. Beauty beat Rubini (I,dr.) I Prior beat Lancer. Ada ran a bye. III. Ada beat Prior. I Beauty ran a bye. IV. Mr. Amphlett's Ada, by Peer—Mercy, and Mr. Tustin's Beauty, by Sam—Golden Fleece, divided. THE GOGERDDAN STAKE for 5 puppies at dE3 3s. each. Winner £9. Second 5. Mr. Leeke's Queen of the South, by Lexicon—Lady Etha, beat Mr. Evans' March, by Lexicon-Eel. Mr. Leeke's Lady Isabel, by Sea Eoam—Elirt, beat Mr. Tustin's Leamington, by Lexicon—Sweep. Mr. Parry's Pilot, by Sam—Lapwing, a bye. 11. Queen of the South beat Pilot. III. Queen of the South and Lady Isabel divided. The dinner took place at Mr. Mellings', Commer- cial Inn, opposite the railway station, under the presidency of Mr. Cherrington, Mr. David Roberts acting as vice-chairman. About 20 sat down, and the choice viands were served up in good style. After the usual loyal toasts were given, the healths of Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., and Col. Powell were given and drunk with three times three, thanking them for their kind permission in allowing the sport to take place over their grounds also the stewards', and the Judge's, vith numerous other toasts, when the company divided at little hours, delighted with all that passed during the day. +
PENNY READINGS. These readings were held on Tuesday last, at the Teirperance Hall. The chair was occupied by J. A. Cross, Esq., who, in opening the proceedings, said In taking the chair this evening I need not occupy more than a few moments of your time. I have earnestly to appeal to you to preserve good order, and to give those who, with so much kindness and public spirit, come forward to entertain, instruct, and amuse us, that silent attention which our obli- gations to them so imperatively require from us. There are some present who care, perhaps, only for the musical part of the entertainment. I am sure they will find singers are never interrupted, let them therefore also respect the enjoyment of those who care also for the readings. I cannot do better than conclude in the words of your committee, and earnestly appeal to you to make this meeting orderly, entertaining, and instructive. The programme was carried out with, so far as the committee could command, the strictest inte- grity. There were, of course, certain alterations in the programme; but those were, for the most part, for the better instead of the worst. Certain peop'e did not sing, and other certain people sang in their stead. So it was with the reading; and by far the most effective delivery of the evening was that ot Mr. Lewis Davies. It should not he forgotten that the Llanbadarn choir added greatly to the excel- lence of the performance, and were highly compli- mented by the committee and the audience. I will return you my thanks for the manner in which you have Ireceived Mr. Davies' proposal, in the fewest possible words. I am deeply sensible of your kindness. The office of chairman is, fortunate- ly for me, almost a sinecure, but our obligations are very great to those ladies and gentlemen who hav. exerted themselves so greatly fur our entertainment. I sincerely hope that these meetings will obtain an ever-increasing popularity and success—they should do so—they supply a want long felt in this commu- nity. There is ar.ot.her enterprise now on foot in Aberystwyth. I allude to the Literary Institute and Working Man's Reading Room—the object is to place within therpach of all, newspapers, periodicals and books, and the rate of subscriptions have been fixed at the lowest possible figure, especially the working man's subscription, which is to be only 4s. per annum.—less than Id. per week. The institution under such conditions, can only succeed by obtaining a very large body of subscribers, and 1 earnestly appeal to all here present to give this most merito- rious institution their support. I again thank you for the flattering manner in which you have received Mr. Davies' proposal. The proceedings will termi- nate with the National Anthem. — ♦
REPAIRING OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF LLA NBA DARN-FAW R. A meeting of the committee was held at the Vicarage, Llanbarlarn, on yesterday (Friday) morn- ing. 1 he members of the committee present were— Rev. John Pugh, Vicar, in the chair, Rev. L. Gil- bertson, B.D.. RlV. E. Owen Phillips, M.A., and George E. J. Powell. Esq.. Nanteos. The chairman informed the meeting that the snbsciptions already amounted to about £ 1,000, nearly i'100 of which had been paid up. Mr. Butterfield, the architect, gave the meeting bis views on the best mode of repairing the church. Rev. L. Gilbertson proposed the following reso- lutions, which were carried unanimously :— 1st: 1 hat fhe-contributors fo the restoration of the church be requested to pay their subscriptions without delay into the bank, in order that the com- mittee may be enabled to take a contract for the work. 2nd That a copy of the foregoing resolution be forwarded with the former appeal to all the present contributors to the Restoiation Fund. The proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman. -e.
DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE. Agragarian outrages are too, unhapily, common to Ireland, but, we believe that until within the present week they have been foreign to our part of Wales. From the notice we here print it will be seen that the hydra has raised a head in Cardigan- shire :On the night of Wednesday, or early on the morning of Thursday last, two of the Gogerddan keepers were shot at and considerably injured by poachers." It is sincerely to be hoped that the perpetrators of this desperate crime be apprehended; and when apprehended dealt with according to the utmost rigour of the law. By these observations we do not mean even for a moment to say that we approve the present Game Laws," but whilst such laws are in existence, unre- pealed by the Legislature, it'is not for individuals to take the remedy in their own hands—the more especially when that self-invented remedy hazards or threatens human life.
FLERCII, NEAR ABERYSTWYTH. CHRISTMAS, 1866. Great attention was given to the observation of this day by the Churchmen of the above place, services being held throughout the day. The meeting commenced at 5 in the morning, when a very large congregation assembled. The Rev. R. Owen having solemnly read fhe service, an able ser- mon was delivered by the Rev. Lewis Gilbertson, to which the people listened with devout attention.' At 10 o clock the Rev. L. Gilbertson read the com- munion service, and the Rev. R. Owen addressed the congregation in an eloquent sermon, specially adapted for the day after which the holy commu- nion was administered. Again at 6 in the evening the service was read by the Rev. R. Owen, and the Rev. L. Gilbertson preached from St. John's Gospel, 1st chapter, and 14th verse. It Jis very pleasing to state that the singing was remarkably good during the day, numerous carols and anthems having been sung in the course of the services by the choir, which showed that no labour had been spared in preparing for the occasion and. indeed it is sur- prising to find that the singing is always good at the above Church. In this the Rev. R. Owen has been very diligent and persevering, always striving to get a good choir by regularly keeping a singing school. As a mark of respect for the day the church was beautifully decorated for the. occasion, for which great credit is due to the Rev. R. Owen, under whose guidance and superintendence everything was set in order. After the close of the morning service all the singers composing the choir were treated to a substantial dinner by the Rev. Lewis Gilbertson, at Cefngwyn and the whole afternoon was spent in singing different anthems and carols.—Communicated. [The above came to hand only some two or three days agO.]
THE LATE GALE. CARDIGAN, JAN. 9. At daylight yesterday a smack was observed in the bay with two anchors down and labouring heavily (reports E. L. Penfold, Esq., collector of Customs). She had carried away the mainboom and bulwarks, and her windlass was disabled. As the seafaring men at St. Dogmel's knew that the vessel must be in great danger—owing to her dangerous position—they launched the Manchester life boat, the John Stuart, of the National Life-boat Institu- tion, and went to her assistance. The master of the smack, which was the Coronation, of Bideford, gladly accepted the services of the life boat, and he and his crew of eight men were safely brought ashore in a heavy ground sea. He stated that the crew were so much exhausted that they were unable to hoist any signals of distress, but as he had heard much of the Cardigan life-boat he felt sure she would come to the assistance of himself and crew. FERE 1. SIDE (Carmarthen Bay), JAN. 9. Intelligence was received here yesterday (says Captain Arenge Cross) that a ship was on shore on the Middle Patch, on Carmarthen Bar. It was blowing strong at the time from the westward, with occasional heavy squalls. The City of Manchester life-boat of the National Life-boat Institution was launched, and proceeded towards the wreck. On nearing the spot it was observed that there was a signal of distress flying on the only mast standing, that the hull was under water, and that two men were clinging to the masthead. As there were por- tions of wreck washing about in the vicinity of the vessel the life-boat experienced some difficulty in getting alongside, but after repeated attempts she succeeded in effecting a communication and rescued the two poor fellows, who were in a most exhausted state. They were safely brought on shore, and are now doing well. One of them was the mate, who stated that his vessel was the schooner Gem of Hull, bound from Greenock to Southampton, laden with pig iron and machinery. Owing to the boisterous state of the weather the Gem had lost all her sails but one, and owing to the master mis- taking the Caldy light for St. Anne's, she had gone on the sands about midnight and filled almost imme- diately. As the night was stormy and the sea run- ning high, the master, his wife, and the four men who composed the crew, lashed themselves to the cross trees, but at daylight there were only two of I them living, the others being drowned in their lash- ings, and their bodies fearfully mangled. There were evidently no means on board the wreck to show a. night signal for the assistance of the life-boat. SWANSEA. The Jane Hughes has been wrecked near Worms Head, on the Gower coast. One of the crew ar- rived here and applied to the agent of the Ship- wrecked Mariners' Society for relief. The vessel was bound from Whitehaven for Cardiff with iron ore. The captain has made no official report at the Swansea Custom-house of the loss of the vessel, and all that is known here is the intelligence furnished by the seaman referred to, who states that the vessel is a total wreck, her bulwarks having been washed away. He says that he Swam nshore with a rope, by means of which the whole of the crew were saved. All the effects belonging to the crew have been lost. I he crew of the lifeboat stationed at Ferryside suc- ceeded in rescuing Daniel James, mate, and Henry Haveson, seaman, from the wreck of the Gem, of Hull, which went ashore off Carmarthen Bar. The life boat had much difficulty in approaching the wreck, and the two rescued men were clinging to the foremast, the only mast standing, the hull being completely under water. It appears the captain mistook Caldv for St. Ann's, and thought they were running into Milford. After striking, the ship almost immediately filled, and the crew lashed themselves to the cross-trees. Captain W. Tavlor "and his wife, and William M'Bride and Patrick M'Bride were drowned in their lashings during the night, and in the morning the survivors cut the lashings and allowed the bodies to fall, as they were fearfully mangled.—The Times.
ROYAL NATIONAL LIFE-BOAT INSTI- TUTION. THE LATE GALES.—NOW that the late gales, which have produced such havoc among our shipping, have nearly expended themselves, it may be desirable to recapitulate briefly the services rendered to ship- wrecked crews by the Life-boats of the National Life-boat Institution. The Llanelly Life-boat saved eight men from the brigantine Seraphin, of Dunkirk, and MX men from the French lugger Espoir, of Nantes; the Tvnemouth Life-boat rescued six men from the brig Emanuel Boucher; the Wicklow Life-boat brought ashore three men from the smack Shamrock, of Arklow; the Tramore Life-boat rescued five men t'rom the schooner Animenion, of Nantes the Car- digan Life-boat saved three men from the sloop Oliver Lloyd, of Cardigan, three men from the smack Turtle Dove, of Aberystwyth, and four men from the smack Coronation, of Bideford the Pen- zance Life-boat saved six men from the schooner Salome, of Dartmouth, five men from the schooner Selina Ann, of Swansea, six men from the schooner Heiress, and thirteen men from the ship John Gray, of Glasgow; the Blakeney Life-boat brought into harbour the sloop Emma, of Portsmouth, and her crew of three men the Ramsgate Life-boat rescued e glit men from the schooner Mizpah, of Brixham, and ten men from the Danish bark Aurora Borealis; the Palling Life-boat saved five men from the brig Chase, of Shields; the Plymouth Life-boat saved one man from the schooner Teazer; the Poole Life- boat took one man off the Prussian brig Antores; the Moelfre Life-boat brought ashore four men from the schooner Mary Tatham, of Chester; the Porth- dinllaen Life-boat saved from destruction the smack Catherina, of Barmouth, and her crew of four men; the Swansea Life-boat assisted to save the schooner Jeanne D'Arc, of Nantes, and her crew of five men and the Carmarthen Bay Life-boat saved two men from the schooner Gem, of Hull, making a total of 111 lives saved by the Life-boats during the late gales. It may be mentioned that in nearly every case the poor creatures would have perished in the absence of the gallant services of the Life-boats. The Life-boats of the Institution at Looe, Exmouth, Kingstown, Poole, Dungeness, Teignmoutb, Walmer, North Deal, Kinsgate, and St. Andrews also put off during the same terrible weather; but, owing to the fury of the storm, in many cases it was impossible to contend with it. The intense cold and the tem- pest rendered it impossible, in some cases, to pro- pel the Life-boats against the mountainous waves. However, it is most satisfactory to know that in no single instance has there been a lack of gallant and willing men, who, with their lives in their hands, are ever ready to put off in the Life-boats of the Institution.