POOR LAW GUARDIANS, ABERYSTWYTH. Monday, January 28th, 1867. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Poor Law Guardians was held in the Board Room of the Union Workhouse on Monday last. The guardians present were G W. Parry, Esq chairman. John Hushes, Esq., vice-chairman, Messrs. John Jones, (Commerce House,) John Watkins, Richard Morris, William Jones, Evan Evans, David J. Davies, W. Morgans, Daniel Thomas, Lewis Morgan, Evan Edwards, James Jones, William James, William Jones, and Rowland Rowlands. Dr. Roberts and Dr. James were also in atten- dance. After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read by Mr. Hugh Hughes, the ordinary busi- ness of the day was proceeded with. John Morgan. 74 years of age, a tailor, of Wind- mill Court, applied for relief. Mr. Watkin said that the son was quite willing to support him, but he refused to leave his own home. Allowed 2s. a wee\ for a month. Catherine Charles, aged 70 years, selling apples near the Town Clock, applied for relief during the winter. Allowed 2s. 6d a week for two months. Mary Jones, 45years of age, living in Mary Street, a charwoman, suffering from asthma, applied for extra relief. to Mr. Morris said she was very weak. Allowed 6d. extra. Margaret Davies, of High Street, selling oat cakes, applied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. extra.. Jane Nightingale, aged 66, lately living at the Crown, confined to her bed, applied for extra relief, being now in receipt of 2s. 6d. a week. Dr. James said that the applicant was totally in- capacitated. Allowed Is. additional for two months. Anne Davies, 56 years of age, ot Moor Street, a charwoman, being unwell, and having a child 10 years of age, being in receipt of 2s. Gd. a week, ap- plied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. additional. Margaret Evaus, 76 years of age, living in Moor Street, a cook, applied for a nurse. The relieving officer said she was not worse than usual, but she had a very bad sore. Application refused. Hugh Davies, 29 years of age, with wife 35 years, and three children, a shoemaker, of Little Moor Street. Relief taken off. Thomas Williams, 8 years of age, being with his grandfather, having 2s. a week, applied for extra relief. House offered. Elizabeth Williams, 42 years of age, of Nag's Head Court, applied for relief. Relief had been promised. Dr. James said she was ill at the time, but was well now. Allowed 43 for the time she was ill. Mary Doughton, 71 years of age, a nurse, living in Bridge Street. Allowed 3s. a week. David Morgan, 48 years of age, wife 40 years, and three children, living in Britannia Court. The ap- plicant is a seaman. Allowed 4s. a week. Richard Williams, a Joiner, aged 74 years of age, with wife 74, living in Chalybeate Terrace. Allowed Is. extra for two months. John Morgan, 73 years of age, of Penparkau, with wife 67, being out of work, applied for relief. Allowed 2s. a week. Catherine Griffiths, 45 years of age, with three children, living at Tanycae, being near her confine- ment. Allowed I s. extra. Betsy Evans, 30 years of age, her child being very poorly, applied for relief. Dr. Roberts said she had two children in very ill health. Her husband had deserted. She was very poor and poorly. Allowed 3s. 6d. a week. Mary Edwards, 50 years of age, living at Clarach, being insane, applied for various articles of apparel. Allowed 14s. Catherine Harris, 55 years of age, a charwoman, being iil, applied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. additional. Mary Lewis, a charwoman, applied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. additional. John Jones, 86 years of age, deceased. No appli- cation for funeral expenses. Sarah Evans, of Moor Street, in receipt of 4s. 6d. m a week applied for extra allowance for a nurse. Allowed Is. additional. Mary Humphreys, a widow, of Wallog, a servant in receipt of relief. She had a child. Relieving officer said she was in receipt of £. 12 a year in service. Relief taken off. Anne Rees, 65 years of age, of Little Dark-gate Street. Allowed Is. extra for two months. James Jones, 49 years of age, of Penparkau, being subject to fits, and so disabled, being in receipt of 3s. 6d. Allowed 6d. additional. Jane Davies, 79 years of age. a widow, living in Castle Lane, applied for bed-clothes. Allowed lis. Jane Lewis, of Gray's Inn Lane, with two chil- dren her husband being in London out of work. Relieving officer said she was a deserving object. Her husband was almost starving, and so was she. Allowed 3s. 6d. a week. Jane Thompson, 62 years of age, living in Wind- mill Court, selling herrings, being unwell, applied for extra reliçf. Allowed Is. acfoTfrottaiRtfor two months. Bridget Pryse not having fetched her relief, Relief discontinued Mary Parry, 84 years of age, of Prospect Street, applied for a Durse. Allowed Is. a week for a nurse. Martha Jones, of Moor Street, in receipt of 3s. a week, being very unwell, applied for nourishment. Allowed Is. additional. Margaret Griffiths, of Borth, a widow, 76 years of age, being very ill, applied for extra relief. Allowed Is. additional. Catherine Lewis, of Llanbadarn, applied for clothing for herself and seven children. The master said that the applicant had been an inmate of the house, and since she left she had been scandalizing him. The whole charge amounted to the fact that some children had been put to bedsup- perless in punishment for disorderly conduct and for putting the woman herself to work. The chairman and the meeting generally ex- pressed themselves to the effect there was not the slightest foundation for the charge against the master. The master was ordered to purchase shoes for certain applicants' children. Sarah Owens applied personally to the Board for relief. Her husband had deserted her, and she had been very ill. The miserable creature appeared with a sickly- looking child in her arms. Ordered to seek a certificate from the medical officer. Dr. Roberts gare it on the spot. Allowed 3s. a week, and the husband ordered to be summoned. -♦
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held at the Town Hall on Saturday, the 26th instant, at eleven o'clock in the morning, to receive tenders for filling up with hard dry rubbish the site of the pro- posed new slaughter-house and market. Also, to execute to Mr. Thomas Davies, builder, a lease of a piece of ground at the north-east end of Portland Street. The chair was occupied by Richard Roberts, Esq., mayor, and there were also present Aldermen Jones and Roberts, and Councillors T. O. Morgan, J. Rees J. Watkins, Philip Williams, R. Morris, and G. T' Smith. Mr. Parry, town clerk, Mr. Hugh Hughes,- treasurer, and Mr. Szlumper, C.E., were also in attendance. A discussion arose as to the power of the town to compel the butchers and others to use the new slaughter-house, but on reference to the Act of Par- liament it was clearly shown that the town authori- ties do possess that power. Mr. Hugh Davies, of Pier Street, is the present lessee, from the corporation, of the field on which it is proposed to erect the new slaughter-house, and that gentleman attended the meeting and stated his willingness to part with his lease on being paid the amount of rent he would be entitled to from his tenant for the unexpired period. This proposal was accepted by the council. Mr. Szlumper said that as the railway had taken a part of Mr. Hugh Davies's field, and for which they paid rent, it appeared to him the corporation were receiving two rents for one piece of land. Mr. Parry No arrangement has as yet been come to with the railway company. Mr. Szlumper said he thought that had been all settled, and that the railway company were to pay :£ 10 per acre. Mr. Parry Oh dear no, nothing of the kind. Mr. Szlumper I think every one understood that to be the case. Mr. Parry Oh, no. Mr. Szlumper Well, we shall see. Mr. Evans, representing the Aberystwyth Co- operative Building Company, limited, then applied for power to exchange a small portion of land of which the company have a lease. Mr. Parry said as this matter was not on thp notice paper it could not be considered then, but suggested that it should stand over till Tuesday next, when there would be an adjourned meeting, and that two or three members of the council should in thi meantime inspect the land in question. Mr. Smith said that Mr. Thomas Jones and him- self had seen the spot, and were able to report tht proposed exchange would in no way injure the inter- ests of the corporation. Alderman Jones said that on the contrary it would be beneficial. Mr. Morris said he knew the spot also, and quite concurred with Mr. Jones and Mr, Smith. Mr. Parry Very well, then we will take the matter into consideration on next Tuesday. Mr. Davies, build -r, then said he had not received his lease for execution from Mr. H D. Davies, the architect. as that gentleman claimed certain fees be- fore parting with it. Mr. Parry explained that such a course was quite right, as Mr. Davies, as the architect of the corpora- tion, was to be pad £, 1 10s. per cent. on the outlay of the property built on the new leases granted, that being his only remuneration fur his designs and in- spection of the work. Mr. Davies said he thought that very hard. He could have had quite as good a plan and design drawn for a couple of pounds, and as they (himself and others similarly situated) had been tied down so strictly as to materials, and consequently put to such a heavy cost, he thought it very hard to be called upon to pay for the rope which had bound them. Mr. Parry said the council had nothing to do with that. The arrangement was made before the leases were grant-d, and must be abided by. Mr. Davies said he would not pay for it if he could help it. Mr. Parry said the matter had better be adjourned till Tuesday, as Mr. H. D. Davies would then be present. The slaughter-house question was then resumed by Mr. Parry, who said he imagined one of the first points to be considered would be how much money would be required for the work, and where that money could be obtained. He thought on the latter point it would be better if Mr. Robert Edward would advance it rather than have a second mortgagee. Mr. W. H. Thomas, solicitor, who was present, said he ihuugnt there would not be much difficulty about the money. That could doubtless be obtained. Mr. Szlumper said the cost of the whole work would, in his opinion, not exceed £ 1,000. Mr. Morris said he thought it would be better to borrow a little more than would be absolutely re- quired for this work. í Mr. Smith agreed with Mr. Morris, as wy such a course the council would have a small lfalauce to carry out other work with. He therefore proposed that the permission of the Lords of the reasury be asked to enable the corporation to bornpw £ 1,500. Alderman Jones seconded, and the proposition was unanimously carried f One of those delightfully general# conversations, for which the public meetings of ylis town are so celebrated, then took place, thre fuurths of the gentlemen present all talking at tip same time, and It is extremely doubtful when it would have ended and business be resumed, had ift Alderman Jones calied attention to the fact that agreatdealof useful time was being wasted. t Mr. Smith said he wished he d one of his auction hammers with him that he mi#ht lend it the mayor in order that his worship mfght imperatively call order. (Laughter.) g Alderman Jones said thatparhaps as order had been restored it would be possibteno go on with the busi- ness, and suggested tnat thrftown clerk should open the tenders sent in for filling in the ground intended to be used for the slaughterhouse and market. Mr. Parry accordingly the tenders, which were eight in number, Ind as followsT. W. Chester, £ 260 Jane Heriert, £244; Morgan Grif- liths, £:î47; David Jofes, £250; David Jenkin Jones, £:247 10s. 6d. Taomas Morris, £ 165 Rich- ard Roberts and Morfan Morris, £ 260 John Hichanb, £:HO. j f The tender of Mr. mas Morris, of Mary Street, for £lüõ being the Invest, and Mr. Morris being known as a re"pecta Ie person, was accepied. and after,a memorandum had been signed by the con- tractor, the meeting adjourned till l'uesday next. ADJOL'K^ED MEETING. Tuesday, January 29th, 1867. The adjourned meeting was held at the Town HallonTuesdaylast. Themembersoftbe councit pre- sent were Rictiard Roberts, Esq.,(mayor,) in the chair, Alderman Thomas Jones Councillors John Wat- kins, cr. T. Smith, John Matthews, and Richard >lorris. Mr. H. D. Davies, the architect and surveyor of the corporation, was also in attendance. Mr. Parry said he had been looking into a work on the subject of nuisances, and he could not find that. any authority was given the town auihorities to shut up private slaughter-houses, which were not in themselves a nuisance but only such as to the man- ner in which they might be conducted. If a public slaughter-house was erected they could not force butchers who had houses of their own to shut them up and use the public slaughter-house of the town. Mr. G. T. Smith and Mr. Atwood took the oppo- site view of the case, which proved to be the proper view on reference to the clause in the Act. Mr. Smith said he must have been very grossly mistaken it the local body had not the power to pre- vent butchers from slaughtering in the town. Of course they could not torce the butchers to go to the public slaughter-house, because Mr. Job Jones or any other butcnur in the town cuuld go to Llanbadarn or elsewhere and slaughter there and it was not likely such a course would be adopted by the butchers. they could, as a local board of health, show that, every slaughter-house in the town was a nuisance. Mr. Parry Then why not close them at once ? Mr. Smith said it was proposed at a recent commis- sioners' meeting to close the slaughter-houses in the town at once, it was then asked what the butchers were to do ? but the reply, although apparently harsh, was not unjust, it was to tne ertcct that the butchers would not cease to kill, and that, of course, they would be obliged to find slaughter- houses. Mr. Parry said he should like to confer with the other legal authorities in the town on the subject and as they were to have a quarterly meeting of the town Council on Wednesday week, he could du»o,and then explain the result of such conference, ihe heads or the agreement had only cuwe Illto his hands on the previous evening, and he would have them prepared by the next meeting, before which he would consult the other legal authorities in the town on the subject. it was the opinion of the council that they ought to apply for £1/,00 for the work. Mr. Smith; Ought we not to go on with the filling-in of the ground in the mean time ? Mr. Parry: Well, but you may be running your heads intu a thorn bush. Mr. Matthews should like that explained. The filling ot the ground would be a benefit to the town; and in accomplisning such work he could not see how they would be running their heads into a thorn bush. ibe chairman thought that Mr. Parry's principal objection was founded on the want of money. Mr. Matthews: But we shall be losing time, which is quite as valuable as money. Mr. Smith thought it would be a pity to stop the contractor from going on with the work if he was willing to go on. A general conversation here took place as to the rent to be paid for the place. ARCHITECT'S FEES. Mr. Davies (architect) said the case was thus he would like to have it settled whether he was to be paid by the councilor by the tenant. It would be as wtll to have Mr.Isaac Morgan present in order that this business should be fully settled—because he would be more interested in the subject than per- haps any one else. He thought it was well under- stood that he was to be paid by the tenant at the rate of 30s. for £100 of outlay. 'I homas Davies (builder) said he was not aware of any such arrangement. Mr- Smith Theu you are the only one in town who did not know it. the Mayor said it was generally known through- out the town. Thomas Davies did not see why he should pay it. It Was not reasonable. Mr. Matthews It is useless to argue the matter now. That was one of the terms on which the lease was taken. Mr. Parry And everybody in the town knew that. Mr. H. D: Davies explained that he bad no means of getting the tenants to pay him unless they did so before their lease was granted. He had no agreement with them, but only with the council. Mr. Smith could see no doubt but that if would have been better to have an agreement drawn up between the council and the tenants. Mr Parry replied that the reason that was not done was to save expense. Thomas Davies here put in a copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the land was granted but in this it was specitically stated that the architect be paid by the tenant. Mr. Atwood observed that of course the council would not grant a lease until Mr. Davies was paid Mr. Jones said that in London persons taking ground were enabled to raise money on their build- ings before the lease was granted. Mr. Atwood Yes; in London there is an agree- ment drawn up, and upon that they could borrow money, if it could be seen that they were building according to the agreement which ensured the grant- ing of a lease when the building was completed. Mr. Smith thought it would meet the case if the whole thing rested upon Mr. Davies' certificate— that the lease be granted only on that certficate. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Davies then called attention to the absence of a small garden and iron railing in the front of Mr. Isaac Morgan's houses in Queen's-road. These formed a part of the plans prepared by him (Mr, Davies), and now he understood that Mr. Morgan refused to carry this part of the plan out. These gardens and railings would have the effect of keeping the line of road and if Mr. Morgan refused to carry it out the line would be broken and irregular. Mr. Atwood Yes and you will lose your right to it as it will become road. Mr. Smith The fact is we may as well shut up the council altogether if we allow people to play tasl-and-loose with us in this manner. Mr. Isaac Morgan here entered the room. Mr. Parry addressing him said that they had heard that he (YIr. Morgan) was not willing to pay VI r. Davies. Mr. Morgan replied that he bad never heard any- thing about paying Mr. Davies, except the other duy, jasually, from Mr. Atwood. He should like to know how much it was said he would have to pay, Mr. Parry 30s. in the outlay of each £100. Mr. Morgan: Faith, that is a very profitable trade. (Laughter.) But why should I be asked to pay this now? Is it a fair demand? If it is a fair charge, why was I not informed of it when the land was let to me? That was tue time to have let us know about; but nothing was then mentioned only the £ 2 10s. ground rent. We build houses in a certain style, to oblige you, and to improve the town, and for doin^ so you ask us now to pay. I should have been very thankful to you if you had allowed me to build according to my own plans, by which I would have saved money. I think in fairness it ought to have been explained to us when we took the land. as well as the rent was explained to us. The land was pushed on me at the time by Mr. Atwood. It i" not fair. The Chairman Have you got a copy of the agree- ment? Morgan: No: I saw no agreement; and saw no minute of the book. I have no scrip or scrap to show for the land, and you know that very well, Mr. Parry. I do not think it is fair of you now, without giving me notice in the beginning, to try to saddle me with this fresh expense. I have got seven houses now on the marsh and to pay 30s. in each £100 I have ex- pended on them is asking a little too much. It is hard that I should be asked to pay for laying out your streets. Mr. Matthews You must remember that this is not a thing added to your rent—your rent is so much the less; and if this charge was not contemplated, your rent would have been so much more. Mr. Morgan: You wouldn't get any one to take the land at a higher rent. I pay quite enough for it at £2 10s. and I never would have taken it on the terms you suggest. You have land in the row which will not be built upon for the next two years, I warrant. Mr. Matthews Did you not see it advertised? Mr. Morgan Yes; but I did not see it in the ABKUYSIWYTH OBSEKVIJK that I was to pay Mr. Davies the 30s. on each £100 of expenditure. The Chairman: You ought to have made yourself acquainted with the facts before you made your agreement. Mr. Morgan: I was not dealing with an indivi- dual; and I thought I was dealing with a respec- table body when dealing with the Town Council. I had two years to build and I have built houses too good for the term of the lease. You ought to have furnished me with the full particulars before you let me the ground. You told me I was to have a lease of 75 years, at a rent of £2 10s.; but you said nothing about my having to pay Mr. Davies. It is a scandalous shame to ask me to pay that now. Mr. Davies: But about the iron railing in the front of the houses, Mr. Morgan? Mr. Morgan: I don't know, indeed. See, I have altered the plan in many ways. I have built another story. Mr. Matthews: If parties who take land to build on wish to put more expense on it than the Council ask them to do, they can do so at their own cost, but not rebuke the Council after for their own acts. Mr. Morgan If you carry out your expensive system too far, it will go like some other buildings in the town. Mr. Matthews: You can't get the lease until the plans arfcarriedout. Mr. Morgan then left, and the room was cleared for a consultation. On the doors being thrown open again, it was annonnced that the meeting stood adjourned to Wednesday, the 6th of February, the date of the General Quarterly Meeting of the Board. «
PETTY SESSIONS, ABERYSTWYTH. Tuesday, 29th January, 1867. Before Richard Roberts, Esq., mayor, and John Roberts, Esq. NONPAYMENT OF RATES. Mrs. Tolfrey appeared to a summons issued against her for £ 1 5s., nonpayment of Improvement rate. Mrs. Tolfrey said it was inability which prevented her paying Her establishment had been closed some time past; but she had made arrangement with a party to take her house. This arrangement had been upset by the conduct of the landlord, who wanted to seize her fixtures, &c for rent, although there was no rent due until next March. She had four children, and was very hard pressed. A like summons was issued for nonpayment of poor rate. The mayor said he had no power but to make the usual order. Order to pay made accordingly. TRANSFER OF LICENSE. The transfer of the Ship and Castle" license from the name of the late Margaret Griffiths to that of Richard Evans was made.
MR. BRIGHT AND HIS WORKPEOPLE In proportion as a man becomes eminent he becomes a mark tor satire, abuse, and detrac- tion. The mediocre escape calumny, as they escape praise; the man of no ability and little influence, too, is beneath the shafts of ridicule, except, perhaps, from one or two out of his numerous companions; but the man of" mark and likelihood" is frequently a man who liter- ally becomes a mark. It has been so with Mr. Bright. He took so active a part in the repeal of the Corn Laws that he aroused the opposi- tion of the lauded gentry, and he has always been so consistent an advocate for the suffrage being given to the people, rather than to a class of them, that he has excited—we were about to say the hatred-but at all events, the deter- mined opposition of the Conservative and the privileged classes. But besides all this, there has been one great feature in Mr. Bright's career which has especially caused the frequent attacks upon him—his success. "There is nothing succeeds like success," it has been said and there is nothing that excites so much envy and opposition. It has been felt that by dama- ging such a man his cause would be damaged; that if his personal influence could be lowered the chances in favour of his political creed gaining ground would be lessened. The con- sequence hag been that attacks on him have been frequent, and have increased in bitterness in proportion to his increasing power over the working classes. We cannot wholly acquit those who have led these attacks, and having thus acted from personal animus to a certain extent, but still we are quite willing to believe that in many cases they have been rather thoughtlessly than wilfully made, while in many other cases those who made them may have believed in their truth. Under this view we cannot think that Mr. Bright's workpeople have acted wisely in so long deferring their testimonial in his favor. The alleged calumnies and slanders are not new the same things that have been said of Bright within the last fortnight have been said for years. Why, then, were they not contra- dicted before this? Surely much bitterness of controversy would thus have been spared. Nor can we wholly acquit Mr. Bright. He is not one of those who, as Pope says— Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer, Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike. A more bold and outspoken man never stood upon a platform. Nor has he been sparing of his attacks on others. Lords and Commons, aristocracy and landowners. Conservatives and Whigs, have all come in for their share of— what shall we say—vituperation ? It is scarcely too strong a word. Honest as we believe Juhu Bright to be, he is nevertheless pugnacious and cantankerous. He never makes a speech with- out attacking some class or some individuals; and in the very speech in which he replied to his workmen, he gives an instance of it. Our assailants," lie said, "are the monopolists ol political power in this country, and the base creatures who, for selfish purposes, are found crawling about them. What is my crime? That I have resisted this monopoly uf power; therefore, I have been thus assailed." Stronger language against the whole of Mr. Bright's political opponents could scarcely have been used, and, like all unnecessarily strong lan- guage, it passes the boundaries of truth. It was doubtless hastily uttered, as many of the attacks on the speaker have been hastily written. On the whole, we are heartily glad that this meeting has been held, and only regret that it was not held Jong ago. For a time it may in some quarters exciteincreased bitterness against Mr. bright, but it cannot fail to remove all occasions for any future attacks of the same kind as those of which his workmen now ex- plain. A more complete denial of the principal charges against him could not he given; and we trust that in any future controversy, the political opponents of Mr. Bright will refrain from the aryumentum ad homiuern.
TEMPERANCE HALL, The now widely-renowned Miss Sarah Jane Rees, (Cranogwen,) delivered a lecture on Y Plant a'u Haddysg," in Ihe Teuiperanc.- Hall, on Tuesday night. The attendance was full, and the audience gave the fair lecturer au feven more than ordinarily enthusiastic reception, and applauded her throughout the course of her discourse to the very echo that should applaud again. The chair was occupied by Richard Roberts, Esq., mayor.
LITERARY INSTITUTE AND WORKING MEN'S READING ROOM. The last of the "public" meetings, the Rev. E. Owen Phillips, M.A in the chair, approved of the amended rules submitted to it, an.) ordered the same to bp prinled Mr. Roderick Williams' tender for fitting up the reading room and library was accepted, and he was instructed to proceed wilhthe necessary work at once. The lion. see. was requested to call in the subscriptions at his earliest opportunity, and to hand the same over to the treasurer. The hnn. sec. has great pleasure in stating that the public reading room on North Parade, will be open to subscribers on Monday next, the 4th of February, 1867. ♦
POPULAR READINGS. The sixth of these entertainments for the season will be given at the New National Schools, on Wednesday. Every exertion is being made to provide a satisfactory programme.
PETTY SESSIONS, LLANBADARN-FAWR. Wednesday, SGth January. Before Lewis Pugh, Esq., John Davies, Esq., John Evans, Esq., and T. O Morgan, Esq. GROSS OUTRAGE. Four young men—one indeed a mere child— named respectively Samuel Magor, a married man, William Atagor, John Evans, and John Edwards, were apprehended and brought before the above justices of the peace for the county of Cardigan, char- ged with an indecent, brutal, and cowardly criminal assault upon a young woman named Anne Owen, who was in the service of a farmer at Cefn- hendre, in the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr. The complainant, who appeared to be suffering severely, was the only witness, except Dr. Roberts, of impor- tance in the case. Ann Owen sworn: Witness is a single woman, aged 25 years. Is in the service of Samuel Magor the elder, a farmer at Cefllhendre. Entered the said service in November last, and continued there till the night of Monday last, the 28th of January. Witness acted as a general servant for in and oat- door work. About nine o'clock on the last named night, witness went out to feed the calves, which were in the yard. She was standing outside the house where the calves were kept, waiting for the master's daughter, who was to bring her a light, when Samuel Magor and John Evans, two of the prisoners, came up to witness and dragged her to the stabble. and there committed the fearful offence complained of. There were two lighted candles in the stable at the time. There was no one else in the stable when she was taken into it, but William Magor and John Edwards followed. Witness is now suffering severely from the effects of this assault. Jiome one of the parties shut the door. One Mary Magor, daughter of the master of witness, came into the stable about this time, and was followed by two other sisters, Emily and Ellen. Witness screamed when she was assaulted: and they were all present when the assault was committed, but none of them interfered to protect her. (The evidence is too fiithy and revolting in its nature to admit of its being published in full.) As soon as the prisoner John Evans loosed her, she ran and hid in the rick- yard, where she remained for some time and after- wards attempted to reach a friend's house near Hanbadarn, but was unable to get so far from the effects of the abuse she had received. Witness stop- ped on Monday night at. the house of a person living near the chapel. Witness went to Sergeant Thomas of Aberystwyth, on Tuesday, and complained to him of how she had been treated by the accused; and while at the house of correction witness was exa- mined by Dr. Roberts, the surgeon to the establish- ment. Witness is a native of near Llangranog, near Pigeonsford. Mr. Atwood appeared for the boy John Edwards, who could have been more than 13 years of age. The w itness in cross-examination said she did not charge John Edwards with having done anything to her in the stable more than she charged the three young women who were present. Could not say that he did anything to her. Did not see him do anything to her in the stable. The three girls were looking on and laughing whilst the assault was being committed. The mother of the two prisoners, Magor, here instructed Mr. Atwood to defend the other prisoners. Mr. Atwood then cross-examined the witness at considerable length on the statements made in her evidence. Mary Magor was in the stable when fitness was dragged in. Witness' mistress had frequently cautioned her not to go to the stable at night, and she had been blamed for going there before, fhe never went except when she had I business there. The daughter Mary had a candle in her hand on that night. Witness did not go there that night, she was dragged there. Her mistress had warned her to keep away from the boys. Jacob Roberts, surgeon, of Aberystwyth, sworn Witness was called into the lock-up at Aberystwyth, where he examined Anne Owen, the complainant, in thepresence of the matron. Witness went on to state the extent of the injury sustained. She was very severely injured, and was in such a state that witness wondered how she was able to walk to dle town. Mr. Atwood addressed the court for the pri- soners. A consultation of magistrates then took place, and the decision was delivered by T. O. Morgan, Esq., who told the prisoners that they were blackguards and cowards. The sentence of the court was that Samuel Magor, jun., and John Evans, be imprisoned in Cardigan gaol for 4 months, William Magor for 3 months, and John Edwards for l month—all with hard labour. The prisoners were then removed in custody. The natural astonishment of those present was that the ruffians got off so cheap. On the following th.y (Thursday) a most extra- ordinary-attempt was made to compromise ttie above case by offering the unfortunate and barbarously treated young woman who prosecuted, a sum of money in condonation of the offence, or rather by taking it for granted that she would aeeept the r-a me, and on such supposition, or with such intention, obtaining the release of the prisoners. Mr. T. O. Morgan, one of the justices at the Llanbadarn petty sessions evidently impressed with the legality of such aslep and the equity of such an arrangement, pro- ceeded to the lock-up, Aberystwyth, on Thursday morning, and demanded the release of the prisoners. Mr. Harry Lloyd, superintendent of police, refused to comply with the demand unless upon orders from a higher authority. A scene ensued by no means redounding to the dignity of justice but ¡\1r. Lloyd persisted in Ira refusal to release the prisoners; their commitment was laler in the day signed by Mr. Lewis Pugh, of this town, and Mr. Evans, of Lovesgrove. and the four miscreants were despatched to Cardigan in a waggonette. They started amidst the shouts of an ill-behaved mob of men, women, and children.
4 FATAL ACCIDENT AT ABERDOVEY. TWO MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED. Late on Monday night a shocking accident oc- curred in one of the tunnels on the deviation line of the Cambrian Railway between Glahdovey and Aberdovey. The tunnel in which the accioent oc- curred is that known as the No. l tunnel, and is the nearest of the three on the deviation line at Aber- dovey, and is about 700 yards in length. For some time past men have been employed, under the direc- tion of Mr. Green, in carrying out certain altera- tions in accordance with the directions of the Government Inspector of Railways. About the centre of the tunnel there is a disused shaft, which had been formed for the purpose of drawing up materials, and on the completion of the tunnel this shaft was filled up and arched over. A short time since the arch was observed to have given way about fifteen inches, and orders were issued that the arch should be taken down, and a stronger one erected in its place, and men were employed in this work when the accident occurred. On Monday evening, at six o'clock, the men, ten in number, went to work as usual, and left at nine for supper, returning to work at about half-past ten. they had not been at work for mure than a quarter of an hour when the "props "which had been supporting the shaft gave way under the weight of earth, and a mass of material, estimated at about 100 tons, fell, burying two of the men, and injuring several of the others. Information immediately reached the town, and several people gathered on the spot, carrying timber and other things which would be useful in extricating the two men who were buried. Immediately after commencing the work of extri- cating them, the men heard the voice of one of the two who were under the debris, a man named Jenkin Evans, a carpenter. The poor fellow was crying out piteously, addressing the men by name, and begging of them not to leave off trying to get him OUI, aud saying that he was afraidth.it he should be drowned, as the water was then up to his chin. The men re- doubled their energies, and after another hour's hard work at last got sight of the poor fellow, who was found to be lying on his breast amongst some timber and a horse block, and still sensible. Two hours more working brought him out, after being buned between six and seven hours, and he was im- mediately conveyed to his home, which was close by, and attended by Dr. Pugh and Mr. Lewis, who were on the spot immediately after the occurrence of the accident. The poor fellow, however, never rallied, and died in about a quarter of an hour after his arrival at home. He was found to have wounds on his arms, his left foot was badly crushed, and his body severely bruised. He had recently buried his wife, but leaves two children. LP to the time our parcel was despatched no traces had been discovered of the other man, Richard Morris, who is still under the mass of earth. He leaves a wife and three chil- dren. The other men who are injured are Henry Jones, the foreman of the irasons, who is badly hurt about the head and legs Evan Francis, a mason, who has his leg broken Robert Arnold, a miner, who is slightly injured about the head and James Jones, a miner, who has sustained injuries on the shoulder and the head. The last, who was severely cut on the head, immediately after getting his wound dressed went to the assistance of the other men, and worked hard all the night in endeavouring to extri- cate the two men. Evans frequently addressing him by name. Mr. Green, under whose superintendence the men worked, and his son had examined the work an hour previous to the accident, and then everything seemed quite safe. The cause of the accident is, we understand, traceable to the heavy rains, which have loosened the earth. The injured men are pro- gressing as favourably as can be expected, and every effort is being made to discover the man who is still buried in. the tunnel.—Oswestry Advertiser. POSTSCRIPT. Friday night, 8 o'clock. We regret to say that up to the present, according to information received by us, the efforts being made to recover the body of Richard Morris has been un- availing. ED. A. O.
PENNY READINGS. The late hour at which this entertainment closed last, night, compels us to postpone for a future issue, a full account of the proceedings.
THE LATE POACHING AFFRAY. Four men, named respectively David Jones, Morgan Jones, John Jones, and John Evans, ail living near Aberinade, were arrested by the police on Monday, on suspicion of having been the parties concerned in the outrage committed by poachers on Sir Pryse Pryse's keepers. The prisoners were brought up before Thomas Jones, Esq., and by him remanded (ill Saturday (this day), wlirn it is probable they will be further remanded till Thursday, at the Tre'rddol petty sessions, in which divisional district the outrage was com- mitted.
DISTRESS IN ABERYSTWYTH. A meeting of the committee adjourned from the 24th January, was held at the Town Hal!, on last Thursday, the 31st ult. It was there resolved that an amount of jE7, out of the funds in hand, be applied to the most distressing coming under the observation of the members present. This amount, according to the present state of the fund, was all they felt themselves justified in voting at that meeting. An augmentation of the existing fund is urgently required; and all subscriptions sent in to the Rjv. E. Owen Phillips, vicar; Richards Roberts, Esq, mayor; C. Rice Williams. Esq.. M.D., Hon. Sec.; or to any of the committee, will he thankfully re- ceived, and duly acknowledged in these columns.. Due notice will be given of the next meeting of the Poor Relief Committee. ♦
LLANFIHANGEL GENAU'R-GLYN. MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—The 23rd ult. was a day of great rejoicings in this parish, on account of the wedding of J. L. Anwyl, Esq., of Iral Arran, near Bala,, with Miss Davies, second daughter of J. M. Davies, Esq., of Penpompren, near Aberystwyth. Jhe preparations that had been going on for some days outside and inside the parish church, showed that the parishioners were determined to show their highest respects to the honoured family of Penpom- pren, by every demonstration of joy on that auspi- cious day. There were three bowers erected from the churchyard gate to the door of the church, which were exceedingly well made, considering the time of the year—nature being clad in her winter garb. The church was tastefully decorated with evergreens and rosettes. It seldom fell to our lot to witness a church adorned with such taste and beauty. Great credit is due to the parties engaged in the work. The wedding arrived shortly after 11 o'clock, in seven carriages, containing the young bride and bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, of Penpompren, and their friend Mr. Baitey Col. Pryse, M.P., of Peithyll, lord lieutenant of the county of Cardigan Mr. and Mrs. Haeg, of London Mr. and Mrs. Crea- lock, of Aberystwyth Mr. and Mrs. Davies, and the Misses Davies, of Antaron; Miss Pryse, of Gwyn- fryn; and the Misses Williams, of Wallog, and many others, who were strangers to us. The marriage service was impressively reud by the Rev. J. Jones, the respected vicar of the parish, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Gilbertson, vice-principal of Jesus Col- lege, Oxford. The happy p iir left the sacred edifice amid the merry peals of the church bells, and with the best wishes of thousands.—Communicated.
GOGINAN. The first of Ihe Goainan Penny Readings was held at the British School-room, on the 15th ult., and was well attended. Mr. G. Williams was colled to the chair. The sinking and reading, in Welsh and English, gave the utmost satisfaction. It was, at the time, resolved that the readings should be continued fortnightly from that date. Accordingly, on the 29th 1111., the second meeting took place, which was most numerously and respeetnl>ly at- tended, alld was a complete o;uc,.e;¡s. The Rev. O. P. PrY"E", U.A., having tieen called to the chair, tbe following programme was gone thiou^h:— 1. Address, by Mr. S. Jones, which was composed for the occasion, and was well received. 2. "The blackbird," by Mr. Herbert Williams, which was well rendered. 3. Gwenith gwyn," by Miss Mary Evans-well sung. 4. "Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of tucllIselves." Mr. J. Mason. 5. Myfi sy'n rnu^'r baban," by Miss Lewis. G. Saucho Paula in his island," Capt. Francis. 7. "'Rwy'n lam i fab arall," well sung by Miss Roderick. 8. "The husband who was to mind the house," Mr. W. Paul. 9. Y fwyalchen," sung in good style by Miss Lewis. 10. "The Chameleon," by Mr. J. Paul. 11. "Yr haf." This glee was so well rendered, that it would have been a credit to any place, and was deservedly encored. 12. Eisteddfod fawr Llangollen," Mr. John Evans. 13. "Yn Ynys Mon," by Mr. Edward Evans. 14. Julius Ceesar," by Mr. D. Morgans. 15. Glee,—" Twas you, Sir." Well rendered, and enchored. 16. "The Farmer and Lawyer," Mr. D. Williams. 17. Adam'!> Will," read by E. Rowland, Esq., Surgeon, which created considerable amusement. 18. Hodge and the Vicar," Capt. Francis. Finale,—"God save the Queen." A vote of thanks to the chairman having been unanimously accorded, the meetiug was brought to a close about 9 o'clock. The next meeting is ap- pointed for the 12th instant. ♦
MACHYNLLETH. DINNER TO THE EMPLOYES OF THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY COMPANY.—On Friday week evening a dinner to the employes of the Cambrian Railway Company in the Machynlleth district took place at the railway station, Machynlleth. 'I he board-room in which the re-union was held, was very tastefully decorated with evergreens, flags, and mottoes wish- ing success to the Cambrian Railway and its noble chairman- About 100 employes on the line, station- masters, porters, guards, drivers, and all grades of the company's servants, sat down to dinner, which was served up by Mr. Jones, lessee of the refresh- ment room at Machynlleth, who deserves a well- earned acknowledgment for the admirable and liberal manner in which he catered for his guests. On the removal of the cloth, the chair was occupied by Dr. George Owen, the club's medical attendant for the district, and the vice-chuir was rilled by Mr. Davias, Rhiwlas, and at a late hour of the evening by Mr. Appleby. After the customary loyal toasts, The Chairman, in giving- Prosperity to the Cambrian Railway Company, remarked that the company was fortunate in possessing the Board ot Directors who now managed its affairs. He paid a high compli- ment to the noble chairman, a nobleman whose yood qualities were too well known in the district to re- quire any remarks on his part. The Vice-chairman then gave Prosperity to the Employes of the Cambrian Railway, coupled with the toast the health of Mr. John Campbell, tile chief superintendent of the locomotive depart- ment. Mr. Campbell, in replying to the toast, thanked them for the hearty manner in which they had received his name coupled with that of the employes. He said that he believed that he was the oldest servant of the Cambrian Company, and during his connection with the company it had had many ups and downs. Much had been said and written about the embarrassed state of its affairs, but he, like most others, thought that there was yet a good time coming, and that that good time was not far distant. The line had been successful, and no railway could work with success unless its servants worked unani- mously together. Therefore it behoved every ser- vant to work together for the interests of the company, and this was the true source of success. During the seven years the line had been in exis- tencenota. single accident occurred unless it was owing to indiscretion on the part of passengers. He was glad that he was able to be present amongst them and to see such harmony existing. These small fraternizations at the different districts on the line would undoubtedly tend to promote good will between the servants of the line. While they men- tinned the directors they should not omit the name of a gentleman who had done a great deal for that part of the country, and many parts of the Princi- pality owed a deep debt to that gentleman, Mr. Savin, for his indefatigable exertions in carrying out the Welsh Railways. Dr. Lloyd then proposed the health of the Pins Machynlleth family, which was drunk with musical honours. Other toasts, including the "Traffic Manager," &c., proposed by the vice-chairman, were duh honoured in the course of the evening. The musical programme was furnished by Mr. John L. Roberts and his son, Mr. Lloyd W. Roberts, the celebrated Welsh harpists.
LAUNCH. The new brig Rachel Lewis, 242 tons, was launchad in this port on Monday, the 21st ult. She is built by Mr. John Evans, of this town, and com- manded by that able and skilful seaman, Capt. James Davies, late commander of the steamer "Ex- press." At high water the beautiful brig being de- corated with flags and streamers, was christened in the orthodox fashion by Miss Gwen Lewis, of Bridge-street—herself an extensive shipowner, and highly esteemed employer. On the dog-shores of the vessel being struck away, she on her cradle into her natural element like a thing of life, amidst the cheers and hearty good wishes of the hundreds assembled to witness the interesting ceremony. It is simple justice to state that during the time of his command of the steamer "Express," Capt. Davies gave the most nnqualified satisfaction to his em- ployers, and his employers' customers. During the period of his cornmaud, that profitable little steamer uever missed a single trip—not caused by extreme stress of weather and it is to he hoped that the gal- lant vessel which he now takes in tow" may prove equally profitable and lucky in her career.
We are happy to state that John Hughes, of Upper Portland Street, and Humphrey Owens, of Mill Street, both pupils of Mr. Lewis Roderick, North Parade, in this town, have successfully passed their examination as Only Mates at Glasgow.
EGLWYS-FACH. CHARITY.—Last week the Rev. L. C. Davies, of Charlton Miisgrove Rectory, Somersetshire, and late of Ynyshir House, with his usual liberality and kindness, sent to the Rev. Edward Edwards, incum- bent of the above parish, the sum of £4 to be dis- tributed among the sick and poor. A short time since, Mrs. Davies, when on a visit in the neigh- bourhood, was also very charitable and kind to these to whom charity at 'his trying season of the year is truly a~great boon.— Communicated.
JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES. The following (from 'The Daily Telegraph' of Wednesday,) refers to a fruitful source of waste and expense in the winding-up of joint-stock companies. While creditors and shareholders are engaged in fierce litigation, they appear entirely to forget that the property over which they are disputing is being gradully wasted in law costs, and by the long delay which always interferes with a successful realisa- tion of assets. It is from the obstacles created by contributories themselves that the liquidation is generally so prolonged and expensive. The only remedy is to be found in the co-operation of share- holders to arrange a private winding-up, and so keep the concern in which they are interested entirely out of the hands of that class which would profit by their embarrassments. TO THE EDITOR OF "THE DAILY TELEGRAPH." Sir,— Many and loud have been the outcries over the fortunes of 186G which have been lost or locked up. Meanwhile, do any of the irritated creditors of such suspended concerns think of the monster ex- penses which liquidators, lawyers, appeals, judg- ments, and so forth, entail upon their already exhausted and almost irreclaimable capital ? The whole system is a false one. So long as we have men who make a business and a living out of winding-up careless or unfortunate companies, so long will large amounts of the creditors' dues go into an"n pockets, and so long will the creditors be for years kept out of such moneys as remain, in order that the exorbitant demands of the liquida- tors may be made good on the plea of length of service. I myself know one case, out of the many which exist, where the liquidators demanded £ 35,000 for seven months' work, which any one hut a liquidator would have accomplished in three— refusing £25,UOO when offered them to compound their claim. This in a company now reconstructed, though not by the liquidators. I know another case in which the liquidators, who have been about six months at work, and declared a dividend under 5s. in the pound, have taken £5,000 eaeh "on account," as a small modicum of their deserts. I do not mention these casls-the names of which I enclose, sir, tor your private satisfaction—as being in the least detrimental to the character of the liquidators in question. I doubt much whether I myself, being so placed that I bad no interest in shortening liquidation, and much in prolonging it, should not probably make as much as I could of it; but what I want to draw the attention of the public to is this—Why have we officialliquidalors at all ? Why not legally appoint, either by a Vice-Chancel- lor, or at a large public meeting of an embarrassed concern, one large creditor and one large share- holder, ihe one to act as a check upon the other, instead of official liquidators, who drag on an unfortunate liquidation year after year in order that I heir veteran services may deserve an extraordinar1 bonus. If liquidators were appointed whose per- sonal interest, it. was looblain as speedy a liquida- tion as possible, on account of their having a large share iu the affairs to be wound up; if they could only receive dividends with their fellows instead of appropriating sums on account if they had a tega) status, with a remuneration fixed at one per thousand, with a bonus optional and according to the sense of a large general meeting after the entire winding-up, such bonus to depend entirely on the speed of the work and the manner in which it had been executed, and what a different meaning would the word liquidation stand invested in the commer- cial dictionary, and how much oftener would creditors receive 20s. in the pound! And, with regard to the shareholder side of the question, how much fewer would be the calls with a large share- holder than to realise every available asset! It is not unnatural that professional liquidators should take the easiest way of getting out of a difficulty by calling up unpaid capital rather than enter into the not considerable expense and delay of realising assets; while a liquidating shareholder would pre- fer to realise the creditors 20s. in any and every possihle manner, no matter how difficult, in pre- ference to making a call on his own and his co^ shareholders' pockets. If the public now recognise officialliquidalion as an evil, it must. remember that it alone is responsi- ble for the creation of that evil, which it fosters, and which it only can put down: for so long as embarrassed companies choose to be liquidated in the most expensive and round-about fashion they can devise, so long will official liquidators claim and obtain £35,000 for seven months' work. If sir, you had seen what I have of the waste and extravagance of liquidators in officc, the number of persons employed (and paid out of the creditors' dividends and shareholders' calls],, from lawyers down 10 porters, each with little more than a nominal use, the quantity of time got through, and the small amount of work done in it, you would not wonder at the humble protest of your obedient servant, JUNIUS.
POTTS v. CAMBRIAM RAILWAY COMPANY. This case came before the Court of Exchequer last week. The action was brought by a drover of cattle* for injury sustained by him while travelling on the defendants' railway; and at the trial, before Mr. Justice Keating, at Shrewsbury, a verdict was re- turned for the plaintiff, with a certain amount of damages. Mr. Gray, Q.C., now showed cause against a rule which had been obtained to set aside the verdict and enter a nonsuit. The plaintitf rode in a truck, with the cattle of which he had charge, and, a collision having taken place, he was injured. There was a condition on the ticket issued by the company for the conveyance of the cattle, to the effect that the owner or drover should be at liberty to ride in the truck with the stock, free of charge but the company would not be liable for any accident he might sustain arising from any cause whatever. The learned counsel said the 7th section of the I ilh and ISth Vict., c. 31, pro- vided that a railway should be liable for the loss of, or injury done to. any horse, cattle, or other animals, notwithstanding any condition they might make limit- ing their liability but he submitted that, unless he could call a man an "animal" within the meaning of the act, this provision would not avail them. At common law, he could not contend that a railway company, or common carriers, might not make a contract to carry a person for nothing, provided he did not claim anything if he were injured. If, however, the matter appeared to their lordships in a different light, he should be glad. (Laughter.) '1 he Lord Chief Baron-Clearly the contract is not one under the statute quoted, but a contract at com- mon law. Mr. Gray—I am afraid that is so, and if your lord- ships think that the company could make such a condition at common law, I cannot say the plaintiff can maintain the verdict. The Lord Chief Baron—The rule must be made absolute. Mr. Baron Pigott said the plaintiff made his own bargain—that was, to ride five in the waggon, and run all risk of the consequences—and he, therefore, could not now come upon the company. Hule absolute.—London paper.
SALE BY AUCTION OF THE BISHOP'S CASTLE RAILWAY COMPANY'S PLANT. Last week, this great sale of rolling stock took place at the George Hotel, Shrewsbury. The stock was the property of the Bishop's Castle Railway Company, whose line, running from Craven Arms to iji?.hop's Cascle, with a projected continuation to Montgomery, was lately seized by the Sheriff, and the company being unable to satisfy the claims of the suing creditors, their available property was ordered to be sold by auction. The catalogue enumerated sixty-one lots, comprising twenty-five strongly-built goods waggons, with break, built by the Birmingham WnggoiiCoinpany; fourteen cattle trucks, with spring buffers and break, buijt by the Midland Waggon Com- pany five coal waggons, five enclosed goods vans. with spring buffers and break composite carriages, four third-class carriages, and two passenger vans, all built by the Midland Waggon Company a tank en- gine, and a powerful six-wheel locomotive engine. There was a large attendance in the auction room; but, as might be expected, only a few were present with the intention of becoming purchasers. The first lot put up was one of the goods waggons, which start- ing with a bid of £ 20, was ultimately knocked down at £ 31. The buyer in this case elected,to take the whole of the waggons at this price, and his example was followed by the purchasers of several other dis- tinct classes of stock. The cattle trucks, which were stated to have cost XSO each, brought X37 the coal waggons, original cost £70, brought X45 each; the goods vans, original cost £90, brought £ 50 the com- posite carriages, original cost JE250, sold at X123 each the third-class carriages, first cost £170, went for £ 57 a piece the passenger break vans sold for X77 each the tank engine, built at a cost of £900, realised .£410; and the "powerful six-wheel locomo- tive engine, with tender, in good working order," was knocked down for ,£470. All the stock, with the exception of the locomotive, were guaranteed to be equal to new; and it was stated that some of the carriages and waggons had never been used. The total sum realised was £ 3,522. A gentleman from Birmingham, stated to be the representative of the Midland Waggon Company, was the principal pur- chaser.— Os Ad.
We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions and sentiments of uur Correspondents.
THE GOGINAN POST. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERLFSTWYTH OBSERVER. Dear Sir,-A line or two in your next paper may reach those whose duty it is to see that the pos'al arrangements between Aberystwyth and this place are duly and properly fulfilled. It is a fact too well known to many, and the cause of loss to some, that on several occasions during the last few daye the letters posted here have not been dispatched from Aberystwyth on the same day. There were some letters of importance posted on Tuesday for London, which were not dispatched, and two or three days ago it was the same, by which your correspondent lost considerably. If you do me the favour to publish this I trust it may meet the eye Of the contractor, who would considerably improve the condition of things by placing on the service a four-penny horse instead of the present two-penny one, and compelling the "cratur" who is fupposed to be driving eight miles an hour to abstain from swipes," that he may realize the fact of his going at the rate of three miles an hour. SUBSCRIBER. Jan. 31st.
mt D WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. THE GREAT SUCCESS of this J- DELICIOUS CONDIMENT has been the signal for the appearance of many SPU- RIOUS IMITATIONS totally different in FLAVOR and destitute of the DIGESTIVE PROPERTIES of this SAUCE. Purchasers are earnestly requested to ASK FOR LEA & PERRINS' SAUCE, Prepared only by xj LEA & PERRINS, Worcester. Jy Wholesale and for Export, by mjfjLs/fft CHOSSE & BI.ACK.WELL, London, MM all Merchants and Oilmen.
ftoetrp. A SONNET TO SLEEP. Kind Friend of Mourners! come to my relief, And, with thy soinnial cordials, bathe mine eyes, And soothe my soul, which on thy mercy cries Its tendrils to relax, intense with grief, And nearly snapt asunder. Sweet, though brief, Is thy recurrent visit from the skies, To banish starlit phantoms that arise— Reflections, magnified beyond belief, Of the rack'd brain upon the bedroom wall White-clad they flit, and beckon with their arms, With boneness ghastly, filling with alarms My members, nearly yielding to their call To follow them reckless of danger quite Into the labyrinthine ways of night. PHILELPIB.
"I THIRST." I thirst," Cries Jesus on the Cross accurst, As though His soul was nigh to burst; In waves immerst Of agony And blood-red streams run down His brow, And He doth bow In death for me. That I May thirst not, nor foe ever die,- May wipe my sea-caus'd tear-stains dry, Doth vengeance lie On His kind breast; He thirst to drink the bitter gall, And gives me all The wine of rest. 'Tis wine He gives to me, then be it mine To succour need, and ne'er decline To those who pine The cup of love; Then shall I join the feast at home Of joys to come In heaven above. 'Tis grace And mercy to the fallen race Now shines upon His dying face He will erase The stain within And cross the fatal steru decree To get us free From ireful sin. Dear Friend, How great when Thou dost condescend 1 'Tis not a drop on finger's end Thou e'er dost bend To give to me. For streams of mercy, from Thy side, 0 crucified! Flow wide and free. PHILELPIS. [The author informs us that the metre of the above lines is peculiar to the Welsh Ian O'ua<re.- ED. A. 0] ° °
HOLLOWAY'S OIVTMEXT AND PIIJLS. Colds, influenza.— Until within a few years these complaints were treuteil with blood-Ipttfng-, blistering emetics. Xow a more rational method of cure has been adopted; Holloway's Ointment and Pills purify, heal, and strengthen. They neither weaken the body, nor dis- concert the nervous system. Depletion, doubtless arrested rIle." disease-, but at the same time it took away nature's means of restoration. Holloway's remedies, on the contrary, while work- ins the cure, are laying the foundation for perfect reeo»erv not only of the afflicted, but of every other organ. Holl(-Y,s preparations are also the best preservatives against the whole list ot winter ailments; they throw out impurities, and pre- serve the vital piinciple from disease or lead it back to health.
ISutfis On the 26th ult., at Llynhirieth, Cemmes, the wife of A. O. Powell, Esq., of a daughter. On the 29th ultimo, the wife of Mr. Stephen Woodward, stone-cutter, Penglaise Lodge, of a son. meatÐs On the 25th ult., aged 13 months, Anne Jane, only child of the late Mr. George Edwards, King's Head, in this town. On the 27th ult., aged 42 years, Mr. William Wil- liams, (late butler to Col. Pryse, M.P.,j at 48, Marine Terrace, in this town. On Tuesday, the 29th ult., aged 2d years, George Henry, eldest son of Mr. George Jones, C.E New- street, in this town.
MONUMENTS for Churches, Churchyards, and Cemeteries, executed in Stone, Marble, and Granite, may be inspected in the Show Rooms, at 14. DODSON'8 Marble Works, Swan-hill, Shrewsbury.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE GOGERDDAN FOXHOUNDS WILL MEBT Tuesday, Feb. 5th Glaspwll Friday, Feb. 8th Crosswood EACH DAY AT TEN THE VALE OF AYRON FOXHOUNDS (Capt. Vaughans). WILL MEET Monday, 4th T eb Cae coed Friday, 8th leb Monachty EACH DAY AT TEN. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, DAVID JENKINS, at his General Printing-Office, Pier- street, Aberystwyth. Saturday, February 2nd, 1867.