EDUCATION. IRWELL HOUSE SCHOOL, ABERYSTWY TH THE REV. LLEWELYN EDWARDS, B.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford, and Graduate in Hono™-?' receives Twelve Boarders and a few day pupils to prepare far Matriculation at the Universities of Oxford, Cambndg Aberystwyth, and London, or to fit them for P* ma(ie and commercial pursuits. Special arrangem with students reading for degrees. AN ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP OF TWENTY POUNDS TT ,f Will be given to the best boy who enters the University College of Wales from this School. The School will lie-open Monday, September 13th. ARNOLD COLLEGE, WALTER'S ROAD SWANSEA. PRINCIPAL :-REV. EDGAR WILLIAMS. M.A., B.D. THE College is situate in the best part of the town, and the premises are specially adapted for a School. Pupils are prepared for Commercial life or for Professional er College Examin tions. A limited number of Boarders is received. The Dicipline is strict, but kind; the diet liberal and healthy. For Prospectus apply as above. The next Quarter commences July 22nd. THE SWANSEA LABORATORY & SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY, ORANGE STREET, SWANSEA, CONDUCTKD BY WILLIAM MORGAN, PH.D., F.C.S., Analytical and Consulting Chemist. Public Analyst and Gas Examiner for the Borough of Swansea. Analyst to the Neath Rural Sanitary Authority. Every description of Chemical Analysis and Assay Undertaken. LESSONS GIVEN IN CHEMISTRY. Terms on Application. ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. ESTABLISHED IN 1812. TRUSTEES :—Rev. Canon fhillips, M.A., Vicar of Aber- ystwyth, Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., Gogerddan, Thomas Bonsall, Esquire, Glanrheidol, Rev. John Pugh, Vicar of Llanbadarn-fawr, Vaughan Davies, Esquire, Tanybwlch, and George G. Williams, Esquire, Waliog. HEAD MASTER: EDWARD JONES. (In Honours of the University of London.) ASSISTED BY QUALIFIED MASTERS. DURING the last six years ten pupils from this School entered directly into the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Lampeter, and were admitted into Holy Orders; eight passed the Medical, and ten the Law preliminary examination; six took Queen's Prizes for Mathematics, and seven first-class certificates for Physical Geography; and many entered the various Banking Establishments and Mercantile Offices. The Head Master receives a few Boarders. The school will re-open on Thursday the 29th July. FRIARS SCHOOL, BANGOR. Chairman of the Governing body THE LORD BISHOP OF BANGOR. Head Master: REV. LEWIS LLOYD, M.A., Jesus College,Oxford Assistant Masters: MR W. H. POOLE, B.A., Exhibitioner of Magdalen Cjilege, Oxford (1st Class in Natural Scicnce). MR J. IDDON, B.A., Scholar of Sidney College, Cambridge (12thWrangler). MR ALFRED F. WINTER, B.A., Scholar of Pem- broke College, Oxford (1st class in Classical Moderations.) HERR GSCHWIND (German and French.) MR FLOWERDAY (English, Writing, ancl Drawing). THE School is conducted on the principle of the large Public Schools. The Course of Education includes Greek and Latin, Mathematics, Natural Science, English,Book-keeping, Modern Languages, Drawing.Paint- ing, and Vocal Music. Boys are prepared for the Univer- sities, the Civil Service, the Law and Medical Examina- tions. A Modern Side will soon be established, in which Mathe- matics, English, ]Book-keepinp,, and Modern Languages will be the main subjects of instruction. TERMS :— Boys in the Senior Department, B10 a year. „ Junior Do. £ 8 „ No extra charge is mad., for either Drawing, or Grerman, Or French. The above fees include payment for every sub- iect in the School. The School is situated outride the town, and is sur- rounded by Cricket and Footbah Grounds, With a Tennis Court. Four large Class Rooms and two Lavatories have been added to the old buildings. Boarders are received in the Head Master's House. Next admission day will be on THURSDAY, October 7th, at nine o'clock, a.m. Application for admission and for further particulars to be addressed to the Head Master, Friars School House, Bangor. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. SESSION 1875-6. EVENING CLASSES have been formed in the following Isubjects Time. Professors. Monday, 8—9 French:—Junior.Prof. Dr. Ethe. Tuesday, 8-9 .English :Junior."Prof. Buckley. 9—10 Senior. Wednesday, 8-9 French:-Senior Prof. Dr. Ethe, Mathematics :—Junior.Prof. Grimley. 9—10 Senior. English History Prof. Cooper. Thursday, 8-9 Political Econoray.Prof. Cooper. 9-10 f,atin These Classes are open to Women. Persons desirous of joining the above Classes are requested to give their names to the Registrar of the College. The Fees for any, or all, of the Classes is 10s for the winter months. E. P. JONES. OUR ALMANACK FOR 1876. We shall be glad of any information relating to Fairs, &c., for the CAMBRIAN NEWS ALMANACK, which will be published shortly. N——TTTTBFFLIM—!■MWRTIIIII IIII ■ U——BI PUBLISHING OFFICE AT ABERYSTWYTH. The Cambrian News and Aberystivyth Times is published at The Office, 3, QUEEN'-ROAD, Aberystwyth, By J. GIBSON. Mr MORGAN, of 30, Pier-street, sells the paper; also Mr E. EDWARDS, Great Darkgate-street; 0 and Messrs. SMITH & SON,Railway Station. The paper is also published at BALA, by JACOB JONES, High-street, AND PORTMADOC, by DAVID LLOYD.
TI-IE RATliNG OF woodlands. The question of the rating of Woodlands under the Act of 1874 is one of considerable interest, and it will be well if the difference ot opinion which has arisen at Machynlleth on the subject serves to make the law clearer. According to a circular letter which was issued by the Local Government Board for the purpose of explaining the Act, its main object is to abolish the exemp- tions from rating which have hitherto existed with regard, amongst other things, to a plantation or a wood," and in that section of the letter devoted to the particular point it is stated that the present statute expressly repeats so much of the 43rd of Elizabeth as re- lates to the assessment of the occupier of ratable underwood, and imposes the liability in respect of the land on which it is produced." The letter goes on to say that in dealing with woodland "of every kind" the subject in respect of which the assessment is made will be the land itself, and not the underwood, timber, or other trees pro- duced upon it. The Act classifies this descrip- tion of property under three heads—1st, land Used only as a plantation or wood 9nci, land Used for the growth of salable underwood 3rd, land used for both the above-named purposes and Assessment Committees are directed, in the offi- cial letter, to deal with the land as if it were divested of wood and let or occupied in its natural or unimproved state, or, in other words, as if it were waste land. Further to simplify the matter, attention is directed to a Scotch Act, by which woodlands are to be valued at such rent as in their natural state, they may be expected to let for as pasture or grazing land and later on in the letter we come to a direction to the following effect:—that where the ratable value of any woodlands is increased by reason of the Act of 1874 the occupier under any previous agreement may deduct the additional rate from his rent. The question raised at Machynlleth, as far as we understand it, refers chiefly to open woodlands, and we have quoted from the official letter in order that the subject may come more lully before the public and be well discussed. The question is not without its difficulties, and the debate which took place at the Board of Guardians in November, materially elucidate it. For the present we express no opinion, because we hope to have clear statements from those who take opposite sides. The ratepayers ought to be taken fully into the confidence of the Assessment Committee and enlightened on the subject, and we shall be glad to do anything in our power to further that object, and to secure the carrying out of the Act in its integrity,
THE LONG CREDIT SYSTEM. Numerous organizations have attempted to undermine the long credit system by offering great advantages for ready money, but with only partial success the law has tried to discourage the reck- less creditor by placing considerable difficulties in the wav of recovering debts of long standing statutes of limitation prevent the recovering of a debt upon which no payment or acknowledgement in writing has been made for six years; tradesmen have opened shops on the ready money system, Civil Service and other co-operative associations have done their utmost to develope ready money trade:percentages have been offered by retail dealers to their customers; but,notwitbstanding everything hitherto accomplished, long credit is still the bane of business, the minister of extravagance, and the ruin of the tradesman who is not backed by a much larger capital than his business ought to require. Ho may have hundreds of pounds" as far as he can be said to have money, for which he will have to wait eighteen months or two years, but if he ventured to ask for it he might get his account and lose a customer who never thinks of enquiring how tradesmen can be expected to carry on business if nobody thinks of paying for goods under twelve months. The tradesman has to pay for goods in less than a month or sacrifice interest, and after three months the results of not meeting his payments begin to tell seriously, and he may be compelled, in addition to a sacrifice of dis- count, to pay at the rate of ten or twelve per cent for a loan in order to discharge liabilities which could be fairly and easily met if it were not for the system of long credit, which was perhaps Dot altogether intolerable in the old days when a tradesman had only a few customers from whom he obtained heavy profits. Twenty years ago there was some foundation for the idea that goods obtained in London were better and cheaper than in the provinces, but railways have altered all that far more completely than people suppose, and the country draper and grocer are now able to obtain daily parcels if necessary, and can offer their cus- tomers the best home and foreign produce and manufactures at lower than London prices. We could easily mention then ^mes of dealers in our district who, for the ready money taken to Civil Service and other associations, could supply the country houses more cheaply than they are sup- plied now. Of course if a gentleman pays ready money in London for the bulk of what he requires and asks local tradesmen to sell him odds and ends on the two years' credit system, he must ex- pect to pay for the accommodation as well as for the articles and the credit. We have heard of tradesmen who never send out accounts, and of gentlemen who never ask for them. That pleasant way of doing business ceased to be profitable when railways and telegraphs came in, and now it is next to impossible to carry on a large business successfully unless the bulk of the trade is for ready money, and running accounts are settled quarterly. We are aware that all the blame for long credit does not rest upon purchasers, for there is a numerous class of tradesmen who seem to think the best way of conducting business is to pretend that they are averse to being paid, and to treat requests for statements of account as laughable jokes. One of the ruinous ways among dealers of obtaining custom is that of professing to give unlimited credit, and of treating payment as a remote con- tingency which need not disturb the purchaser's mind, at any rate for a long time to come. The idea is fostered in the minds of customers by this class of tradesmen, that a creditor who sends in his account promptly, and expects to be paid within a reasonable time, is not only wanting in proper respect for the debtor, but is evidently a penniless tradesman, who must lie on the brink of insolvency So strong in some quarters has become the feeling against discouraging long credit, and yet so urgent is the need for more frequent payments, owing to increased trade and consequent drain upon capital, that tradesmen will be compelled in sheer self defence to adopt some means of showing their customers that the only way of obtaining goods at reasonable prices is by more frequently paying ready money,and by curtailing the length of credit. And, notwith- standing the feeling here referred to, we believe the draw-backs of long credit are sufficiently well understood by the generality of people to render the task of introducing a more modern system of business less difficult than might reasonably be anticipated by those who occasionally,in times of great pressure, have attempted to bring about a change in the established custom. To enumerate even the more serious evils of long credit would occupy more space than can be devoted to an article of this kind, but we may point out how certain classes of society are brought into pecuniary difficulties in consequence of adopting the yearly credit system.^ As a rule rents, dividends, interest, salaries, &c., are paid quarterly or half-yearly, and there is no good reason why tradesmen should not be paid in the same way as other people. To the possessor of £10,000 a year it may be a matter of perfect indifference whether his tailor or grocer is paid monthly or yearly, but to the clerk with £2 a week and a strong tendency to imitate the pos- sessor of a year it is of the last im- portance that he should pay his quarter's debts when he receives his quarter's salary. Booked purchases do not shock the spender by their amount at the time they are made and are there- fore popular with both buyer and seller but at the year's end when the bills come in, and have to be met as far as possible out of three months' salary., the extravagance of the past seems utterly inexcusable. At the time the debts incurred there was probably the means of meeting them in hand, but by having them booked those means were got rid of in some of the thousand ways in which the man of limltedincome may easilv allow his expenditure to exceed his receipts. It is almost impossible to do away with credit in: retail businesses, but there is nothing to prevent quarterly or half-yearly settlements, and cash transactions could doubtless be largely increased If tradesmen would only venture to depart from long established usage which has nothing to recommend it except its age. t>
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NOTES. We have frequently called attention to the fact that the Aberystwyth Rural Sanitary Authority has been somewhat too much inclined to deal tenderly with offenders against health and cleanliness, and it is notorious that orders made from time to time have had to be re-issued,because as soon as a nuisance was removed the offender repeated it. At the meeting on Monday last the question of re-appointing the INSPECTOR, who has meddled too much with newspapers and too little with nuisances, was brought forward by Mr FRYER. Perhaps the INSPECTOR ought to have a further trial, as recently there has been a slight improvement in his mode of conducting himself. A literary nuisance in- spector is a difficult person to deal with, and he will probably not be grateful for the advice we now give him. If the Board re-appoints him he would do well to eschew jokeg in his reports, and to try to comprehend the nature of the important duties devolving upon him. He must not act upon statements made to him by those who may have private ends to serve, but must inspect the places and form his own opinions. It is, after all, doubtful whether a man who delights in a bardic name is not too gsod for an inspector of nuisances. We think, however, the Board may give the INSPECTOR another trial without wronging the ratepayers, for notwithstanding some defects we believe he desires to do his duty. Last week we called attention in our leading columns to the advisability of at once taking steps towards obtaining subscriptions for a fund in aid of the relief of the poor who will suffer from the extremely cold weather which prevails. At Aberystwyth a committee has been formed and no doubt subscriptions will be obtained easily. Mr H. E. TAYLOR has sent several trucks of coal for distribution to Aberystwyth. How long a time will elapse before Machynlleth is supplied with water as a town ought to be supplied it is of course im. possibb to say, seeing that the only representation the whole parish possesses is two guardians! The other day an inhabitant, whose pump is somewhat too near the privy, threw into the latter place a quantity of water in which she had been dyeing some articles. The result was that for two days afterwards the water from the pump was a decided blue We should think after all that it requires a tremen- dous quantity of shockingly dirty water to kill some people.
In reply to the usual formal communication from the Home Secretary, the Lord Chief Justice has stated that the verdict of the jury finding Henry Wainwright guilty of wilful murder was quite justified by the evidence, and that he cannot see any grounds why the law should not take its course. The Princess of Wales left Dover on Wednesday even- ing, December 15, en route for Copenhagen, where she will spend Christmss with the King and Queen of Denmark. The Birmingham Funeral Reform Association have decided to ask Mr John Bright to become its president. On Wednesday morning, Dec 15th, a passenger train leaving Chester at five o'clock, came into collision with a goods train standing on the main line, two miles north of Stafford. One passenger was reported to be severely in- jured, and several were much shaken. The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh was christened at Windsor on Wednesday, Dec 15th, and received the names of Marie Alexandra. Victoria. Mr Hurst, liberal, Col. Aldridge, conservative, and Mr Richardson, Permissive Bill candidate, were nominated for Horsham on Wednesday, Dec 15th. The polling is to-day (Friday.) At the Lichfield County Court, on Wednesday, Decem- ber 15, the proprietors of the Wolverhampton Chronicle re- covered the sum of £116., with costs, from the London and North-Western Railway Company for loss caused by the delay of a parcel of news copy, which had been sent from Lichfield at 4.15 p.m., but had not arrived at Wolverhamp- ton the same night, and was consequently of no use to the plaintiffs. The Argentine Republic, with a view to ensuring the better discipline of its naval forces, has it is said, offered the command of four new gun vessels to lieutenants in the British navy. The Foreign Office given permission to these officers to engage in this sorvice on the distinct under- standing that they will relinquish their appointments im- mediately the Argentine Republic engages in any hostili- ties. The case Stacpoole v. Mackenzie, brought by alate officer in the 78th Highlanders against his colonel, and known as the military scandal case, has resulted in a verdict for the defendant. The Birmingham Watch Committee have resolved to appoint five constables for the special purpose of ensuring the proper enforcement of the Licensing laws. Mr Froude is on his way home, and left Madeira on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT. .r- DIOCESE OF ST. DAVID'S.—The Rev. James Lewis, vicar of Llanilar, Las been collated to the rectory of Rhostie, both in the county of Cardigan, the said benefice having been united by order in council dated the loth ci August, 1875 PETITIONS FOR LIQUIDATION. —J, Smith, Ship Inn, Yoik- strset. Wrexbam, innkeeper. J. Joaes, Crescent-terrace, Wrexham, auctioneer, formerly trading with D. Roberts, at Llangollen, as Roberts and Jones. MILITARY.—1st Denbighshire Rifle Volunteer Corps R. Williams to be acting assistant-surgeon; Rev. D. Howell to be acting chaplain. 1st Cardiganshire Sub.-Lieut. (Supernumerary) C. E. Richardson to be Lieutenant (Supernumerary.) Mr John Rhys is preparing for publication a volume of lectures on Welsh philology; it is devoted to the discussion of phonetic decay and initial mutation in Welsh and Irish, the early inscriptions of Wales and the classification of the Celtic nations among themselves, on which he has a new theory to advance; no less new will be his account of the origin of the Ogham alphabet, which he treats at length. —Acadany. FATAL ACCIDENT AT BETTWS-Y-COED.—Mr J. H. Roberts, district coroner for Carnarvonshire, held an inquest on Monday, December 13, upon the body of Catherine Williams, an elderly woman, who died from the effects of an accident at Bettws-y-Coed station on November 30. She attempted to enter a train when in motion, but fell be- tween the carriages, her right foot and ancle being so badly crushed that amputation was necessary. She died on Saturday. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. THE DEANERY OF BANGOR.—The Dean of Bangor the Rev James Vincent Vincent, M. A., is again reported to be in a condition which occasions some anxiety to his relatives He is in his 85th year. The date when he last did duty in the cathedral is so remots that it is impossible to fix it with any degree of accuracy; and, although he has for the last two years been hopelessly incapacitated from a discharge, active or inactive, of his duties, all tfforts to persuade him to resign have been fruitless. The value of the deanery is J3700, with a home.—Liverpool Mercury. ANOTHER BURIAL SCANDAL IN WALES.—In a remote parish in Anglesey a circumstance has occurred, according to the Welsh Herald, which has caused considerable heart- burning. It is said that an old parishioner died, and notice was duly given to the curate and parish clerk that the in- terment would take place on a certain day. The mourners repaired to the churchyard, and after waiting two hours in the rain, and findimg no officiating clergyman, sent a mes- sage to the curate's residence. It was ascertained that the reverend gentleman had gone from home for the day, and would not return until evening- The body was then buried without any service whatever. Was proper notice given to the clergyman ? SUDDEN DEATH OF H. HATHURST HAYHUKST, ESQ — We regret to have to announce the death, which took place in London suddenly on Friday, Dec. 10, of Mr Henry Hayhurst Hayhurst, of Ystym Colwyn. The deceased, who had been ailing for some time, went as usual in the evening of the day in question upstairs to dress for dinner, and shortly afterwards was found dead in a chair in his dressing- room. Mr Hayhurst was formerly in the Carabineers, and was a justice of the peace for Montgomeryshire, for which county he was on the rota of sheriffs. Mr G. H. Whalley, M.P., has offered his services to endeavour to settle the dispute between the coalowners and those of the North Wales colliers who still remain out. Some years ago, Mr Whalley say-, he intervened in a similar difficulty, and offered the men on strike to pllce in their hands a colliery ordinary letting value of which would be some hundreds a year fixed rent) free of aU rent or royalty until the capital invested should yield 10 per cent. of profit, and he invited them to form a co-operative company, in which the men, being their own masters, might learn for themselves and make known to their fellow workmen, from time to time the true state of the trade. This was, for the moment, accepted, though they took no subsequent action, and although he is not in a position now to offer the same colliery for this purpose he believes he could carry out the like arrangement if the leaders could be met with for the negociation. The hon. gentleman, how- ever, poiuts out the weakness of the arguments urged on behalt of the men, which are that there shall be a fixed rate of wages-for instance, four ur five shillings a day. He say3 that unless they can show that the collieries or other works must be carried on, whether at a profit or not, so as to yield such wages, it must be obvious that such an argument is unsound, and every man must see that it is not possible to regulate their wages by any such standard. The Rev J. D. Lester, who died at Wellington College on December 4th, was au excellent Welsh scholar, and well versed in the older German dialects. At the time of his death he was engaged on a Historical German Grammar for the Clarendon Press series. Ho was also a frequent writer in the Westminster and Fortnightly Reviews. Among his contributions to those periodicals are articles on Greek novelists, Sophocles, Les.».ing, Heine, and Welsh poetrv. Mr Lester has left a number of translations from Heine's Bwh <lcr Licder ani from Welsh poems, which it is hoped may gii'it} be published. It is probable that had his life been spared, his varied scholarship and his delicate literary ap. preciation would have been recognised by a wider circle than the few attached friends who now mourn the loss of a moat unassuming, simple-minded, warm-hearted man.— Academg. EAGLESFIELD V. THE MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY.— This case, which was heard in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, on December 8th, was a suit to make the Cambrian Railways Company, and its Chair- man, Directors, and Secretary, liable for a representation that 910,000, stock purchased of Mr Savin,by the plaintiffs, in October,1865, was LlanidloesNo. 1 five per cent. preference stock issued under the Mid-Wales Railway (Extensions) Act, 1860. The consideration given was the transfer to Mr Savin of P,10,000 Neath and Brecon debentures. The stock purchased was described as Llanidloes No. 1 preference stock, but it proved to be Llanidloes and Newtown stock, 1864, which is worthless, or nearly so. The alleged mis- representation WM the issue of a certificate under the bands of the directors and secretary which stattd that Mr Savin was the registered proprietor of so much No. 1 Llanidloes stock, when he was not. The defendants answered that it was a misrepresentation of law for which they ought not to be held responsible, for the certificate was issued under legal advice as to the true construction of the Cambrian Railways Act, 1864 regulating the priority of stocks, and in the bona fide belief that the stock sold was the same as the No. 1 Llanidloes. The Master of the Rolls, in giving judgment against the defendants, said no one doubted that all those gentlemen were honest and honourable men, who never intended fur a moment to deceive anyone, but the only question was, whether there was misrepresentation in point of fact, however innocent the motive might have been. The defendants must replace the plaintiffs' stock with 210,000 Neath and Brecon debentures, or if that was impossible, pay the value of the debentures at the date of the transaction, with interest. It was under- I stood by the judge that the case would be appealed from. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. WEATHER PERMITTING.] The Nant Eos Harriers will meet Oil Friday, December 17 7th Milestone, Devil's Bridge-road At 11. The Radnorshire Harriers will meet on Saturday, December 18 Genfron, Nantcwm At 10. The Marquess of Londonderry's Baii'iers will meet on Saturday, December 18 Dolguog Monday, December 20 Tyrnawr At 10 o'clock. The North Montgomery Harriers will meet on Saturday, December 18 .Pontyscadarn Wednesday, December 22 Tynybwlch Friday, December 24 Llanfechain Wednesday, December 29 Meifod Saturday, January 1 .Bryngwyn Turning At 11 o clock. The Severn Valley Harriers will meet on Friday, December 17 Montgomery Station Tuesday, December 21 The Cock Inn, Forden At 10.30. The Tanal Side Harriers will meet on Friday, December 17 Iiedmeredith Bridge Tuesday, December 21 Reuwith Bridge Friday, December 24 Llanyblodwel At 11 o'clock. The Flintshire Harriers will meet on Friday, December 17 Cilcen At 11. The Chester Beagles will meet oil Saturday, December 18 .The Kennels At 10. Sir W. W. Wynnes Hounds will meet on I Friday, December 17 Green Dragon Saturday, December 18 Rednal Monday, December 20 Pentrebychan Tuesday, December 21 Malpas Thursday, December 24 .Baschureh Station Friday, December 24 Hollybush Gate At 10.30. The United Rack will meet on Friday, December 17 Montgomery Station At 10.30.
A DREAM. The following lines were thrown out of the wiadow of a cab, driven at a great rata past our Office on Monday last. We subsequently ascertained that the cab con- tained two persons, one of whom was wildly gesticu- lating, while the other vainly attempted to calm and restrain him I'm all in a flatter, I scarcely can utter The words to my tongue that come dancing-come dancing; I've had such a dream, that I'm sure it must seem To incredulous ears like romancing-romancing. It was due, I believe, to that stupid Khsdh e, Whose Canal shares now come to Disraeli -Disraeli; Or else it was brought on by the cold that I caught on That night that I dined with Kenealy-Kenealy. I dreamt Osborne Morgan played on the box organ, And talked the best Welsh he was able-was able, While Holland, M.P., having drunk too much tea, Was dancing a jig on the table-the table. Then Gladstone of Ha'rden said he cared not a farden For Manning, the Pope, or Ben Dizzy—Ben Dizzy, And he sang a short song, for he couldn't stay long, His engagements do keep him so busy-so busy. The Bishop was caperin' in lawn sleeves and apron And brewing rum punch in his mitre-his mitre, While the 5enhigh Committee, having quant, suff. of liti- Gation. got tight and some tighter—some tighter. t) But the fumes of the liquor, soon brought up tbe Vicar, Who administered gentle correction—correction With a rod made of birch then he walked off to Church, With his eyes in an eastward direction—direction. Then it seemed as if Bala lake got so shallow, The townsfolk were all in a pickle-a pickle, Till the wise Local Board, the whole district explored, And found a small stream at Llanycil-Llanycil So Tullack, R.E., came down, and said he, This supply you can't always rely on-rely on, By why such a clatter, 'bout such a small matter, When they keep such good stuff at the Lion-the Lion." I'm really perplexed to say what happened nxt, But if I remember, George Whalley—George Whilley Danced on a tight rope, drank the health of the Pope, And made himself ever so jolly-si jolly. Sir Watkin, the gentle, tang a strain sentimental, And karnedly spoke of the weather—the weather But he got much annoyed, because Morgan Lloyd Would keep tickling his nose with a feather-a feather. Watkin Williams then rose, and begered to propose They should drink to the health of the ladies—the ladies. But Father Ignatius, exclaiming Good gracious Said he wished they were all gone to Hades-to Hades. In painful surprise I attempted to rise, To give them my views on this question—this question But the statue of Pierce, looking awfully fierce, Said that sitting was best for digestion—digestion. This being the case, I pulled a long face. And gave myself deeply to thinking—to thinking, Till sweet Edith Agabeg, in injured tones, had to beg Lewis Edwards not to keep winking—keep winking. Mr Davies began to dance the czn can, And astonished them all with his capers—his capers But me he so shocked, that the doors I unlocked, And now send a report to the papers--the papers. Such then is the scheme I recal of my dream, And its features as now I discrv thnm—discry them But I just wish to say that I hold, by the way, Turkish Bonds, sir, if you'd like to buy them—to buy them. We are glad to be able to inform our readers that they run no risk of a repetition of an infliction of the above kinii, as the author, we have just heard, is in safe keeping, suf- fering from bonds on the brain."
) A PUBLICAN FINED FOR SELLING SPIRITS TO A BOY. At Whitchurch petty sessions JOSEPH DUTTONt, landlord of the New Inn, Prees, was summoned for selling whiskey to a youth under sixteen years of age. According to the evidence a lad of fifteen, Henry Home Cliffe, went to the New Inn with a companion named Ikin, who ordered and paid for the whiskey, which had tuoh an effect upon Cliffe that he had to be assisted home and put to bed. Mr Chandler, the defendant's solicitor, contended that since IKIX ordered and paidforthe whisktythe Actbadnot been infringed, but the Chairman (Mr T. H Sandford) re- plied that it would be an evasion of the law if the magis- trates were to adopt Mr Chandler's suggestion. Defen- dant was therefore fined £1 and costs, and the conviction was endorsed on his licence. This was the first case of the kind that had been heard in the Whitchurch division, and we believe, it is the first we have reported. Publican, should take warning by the wholesome severity of the Whitchurch B-nch.
PORTMADOC JOTTlG 3. A BCTTEIiFLY. I have in my window fluttering to and fro a beautiful butterfly. It has been in my possession for the last three weeks. When I first found it, it appeared as if nearly dead. I removed it to a warmer room, where it at once revived, an-I iuttretched its variegated coloured wings. A butterfly at Caristrnas time DOLBENMAEN.—SUDDEN DEATHS. On the 30th November an elderly man, apparently strong and healthy, met with his death in a sad manner. He was returning from work at Ty Isaf, when, evidently, he burst a blood vessel, and, being alone, bled to death on the road An inqueat was held, and a verdict given in accordance with the facts. Strange to say, another sudden death took place the same evening in a house called ''Cocyn," inhabited by a John Roberts (a miller), and situa'ed at Pantglas. Roberts and his wife retired to bed that niaht, having with them a little girl. In the morning Mrs Roberts got up, and thinking that the little girl was fast asleep, she put some clotnes over her. When she went up the second time she found to her astonishment that the child bad been suffo- cated. An inquest was held, and a verdict of Suffocated to death" was returned. TREMADOC TEA AXD ENTERTAINMENT. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Yspytty Lodge of Good Templars held their third anniversary by treating them- selves and others to tea, currant loaves, and other niceties. About 120 children and eighty adults partook of the treat. The following ladies kindly attended, the tables — Mrs Roberts, Penamser, Mrs Davies, Post-office, Miss E. Hum- phreys, Mrs E. Roberts, Miss J. Morgan, Mrs Laura Jones, Mrs Aune Buckingham, Mrs Margaret Hughes, and others whose names were not sout me. The following brothers" also as,isted :-?oIessrs Richard Williams, Factory, Evan Roberts. plasterer, Henry Jones, H. Davies, E. Morgan, W. Corbett. Mrs Elizabeth Owen and Mrs Roberts, Pensy- flog, presented the Lodge with plenty of butter and miik. After the cloth was removed, tbe meeting was turned into an entertaining one. Prizes were given for reading, the adjudicators being Mr Evan Williams and Mr R. G. Hum- phreys (Rhisiart o Fadog). Addresses were delivered by Messrs D. Junes, house builder, John Williams, ma-ton, Evan Roberts, plasterer, Evan Williams, and others, and a poetical address was given by 1,7 1i meet- ing, presided over by Mr Roberts, schoolmaster, was thoroughiy successful. I should say that the Rev. Mr Lloyd began the meeting by reading a poitiou of scripture and by prayer. The Yspytty Lodge is in a very good posi- tion, financially and numerically. Vjtes of thanks to those who gave addresses, and to the ladies and others who prepared the excellent tea frud bara brith" were eiven. One party was relegated to convey the thanks of the Lodge to Mr Greaves, Tynanney, for his subscription to the funds. PEN-Y-T \VR. ■
EMYN AR AIL DDYFODIAD CRIST. The following is a translation of Mr T. Mriiuwaring's Advent Hymn, which we gave last week:— I Fab Duw yn nef y nef, Yn eiste.id lie mae ar ddeheuiaw'r Tad: Ac yn ei fawr ogoBiant rhad, Y rhodder mawl un lief. Duw'r tiugaredd, gras. a herU, A'r tragywyddol gariad cu Moes i'n lev.-yrch oddi fry, Gad i'n Dy wedd. Goleu fel y'th welom Di, Tuag adref yn ein dwyn Fel y dwg Prloifib mwyn Briodferch i'w dy. Tyr'd Fessiah, Frenhin Hedd, Tyr'd Waredwr Prynwr byd, Dwg ni adref olI yng nghyd— Adref bawb i'r wledd.
SHIPPING. Week ending 15th December, 1S75. ABERYSTWYTH. Arrived.—H. E. Taylor (ss), \Yatkins, Bristol; Velocity, Davies, Newport. Sailed.-II. E. Taylor (ss), Watkim, Liverpool. BARMOUTH. Arrived.-Una, Edwards, Newport. Loxding.-Test, Roberts, for Aberdeen, with slates. ABERDOYEY. Arrived. — Idris, P«rry, Lonlim; Charlotte. Davies, Newry; Alert, Jenkins, Cork; Elizabeth and Margaret, Williams, Cardigan; Resolute, Jones, Dublin; Dovey Packet, Thomas, Dungarvan. Sailed.-Yolunteer, Humphreys, Newry Lizzie Jane, Williams, Silloth. PORTMADOC. An-ived.-S.-Abrina. Priebards, Dublin; Lizzie, Svmons, Bridgewater; Marquis of Anglesey, Williams, Pwllheli; Mariner, Jones, Belfast; Constance, Roberts, Dublin Ann Davies, Davies, Dublin; Royal Charter, Jones, Dublin; Margaret and Jane, Griffith, Cardiff; Cecil Brindley, Davies, Dublin; Linus, Junes, WaterfordEndeavour, Jones, Cardiff; Maria Anua, Daniel, Cork; Jane Owen, Jones, Milford; Iluby, Roberts, Cardiff; Industry, Jones. Cardiff; Lark, Jones. Cardiff John Evans, Jones, Dub- lin Jane Anwyl, Williams, Dublin; Frauds Kentv, Jones, Brake; Joseph Nicholson, Jones, Dublin; Isabella, Rob- erts, Dantzic; Great Britain, Owen, Plymouth Ellen Jones, Lloyd, Dantzic; Margaret Ellen, Davies, Cardigan; Solwav, Davies, Cork Naomi, Williams, London Fish- guard Lass, Williams. Cardigan Mary Ann, Jones, Cardi- gan; Ada Alice, Thomas, Cardigan; Williams, Williams, Newport. Sailed, Dixon, Torbay; Jauet and Alice, Lloyd, Cardiff; Elizabeth. Jones, Gloucester; George Henry, Jones, Newcastle: Geraldine, Jones, Xowcastl;; Daniel Morris, Evans, Wisbeach Emily Alice, Evans, Limerick; Friendship, Evans, Sligo; Glynn, Richards, Huli; John Roberts, Thomas, Newcastle.
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOYEY, AND BARMOUTH. Ilberytwylb. Dec. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. j Barmouth. a. m. p. m. a. m. p. m. a. m. p. m Fri. 17 10 21 10 45 10 50 11 15 1 10 30 10 55 Sat. 18 11 13 — 0 8 11 22 Sun. 19 0 3 0 29 0 32 0 53 0 1 0 38 I on. 20 0 56 1 U, 1 25 1 53 j 1 5 1 33 Tues. 21 1 53 2 25 2 22 2 51 2 2 2 34 Wei. 22 j 2 58 3 33 3 27 4 2 13 7 3 42 Thur. 23 4 I) 4 37 j 4 35 5 6)4 15 4 46
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¡ GOLD MINING- I WALES. On Monday evening,Dec 13th, the directors of the Clogaa brolc-i Mining Company entertained their workmen to tbe number of ab ut seventy-two at dinner at the Half-Way House, Bontdda. The officers of the Company together s with a few friends also sat down to an excellent reDast pro- vuied by Mr Jones, the new landlord of the Hotel, whose catering and attention gave the greatest satisfac'ir-n. The chair was occupied by Mr William Powell (the resident director of the Company), the vice-chair by Mr William Muford (the Company s agent.) There were also present— Messrs G-er.rga and Tbomas Powell, (Brrpvmair) Graham Stuart, (reduction omcer of the Company) Jenkin David (N.l\ Bank). \Y. R. Davies, (solicitor)'. £ >. M. IK vies' Thomas Roberts, G-. Mason, F. Anderson, R." Davies' Robert Roberts. Llewelyn Pritcbarn, and others. The Ci.airinan gave the health of Her Majesty the Queen, the Prince, and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Royi-.l family. The toasts were loyally honoured. Mr David pro- tins d "Success to the Oogau Gold Company," coupled with; the namc of Mr Powell, which was enthusiastically received. Mr Powell responded, and thanked the guests fur the way in which they had drunk the toast, and said he was happy to meet them under such pleasant circum- stances. The- success the company had hitherto met with exceeded their expectations, and he fully belitved that, when, as he hoped to do another year, be had the oppor- tunity of wet-ting the guest's again in the same place, the company would have achieved still further success, and tb.a! by their ex:nuple, and the results they obtained th"y would have given an impetus to gold mining in the district which wou.d be of great and permanent benefit to the neighbourhood of I)olge]Iey. The Company had had a little misunderstanding wirh the workmen, but that had been amicably arranged, the workuierj going in on the for- mer term, an thought he might refer tn their meeting together tuat\ L.ng, as evidence of the excellent relations that" existed i^e^' -n tbe Company and their men The Chairman proposed the health of Mr Milford the: energetic CHrcan of the mine, to whose en-rgv kill, aDd judgment the success of the company's opera tionn wasVeatlv du>\ ( The toast was received with cheers.) Mr MILFOKB resdonded, and thanked the guests for the kind manner in which tbey drank his health, and added that when he and Mr Powell tirs: began tv pro-pec1: for g .Id the wise ones shook their heads at them, but the Clogati Company had now proved the existence of gold in places where it was not thought to be, and in other places in quantities which were not dreamt to exist. He was proud of the results obtained, and locked forward tj stiii grEater Ifeultill, and believed that their Company was the forerunner of other enterprises which turn "-it equally successful. The VICE-CHATEMAJT proposed the health of the Bankers, Solicitors, 3.n¿ the Railway Companies, humorou-ly re- ferring to their usefulness in their several capacities. Mr DAVID, Mr DAVIES, and Mr ROBERT ROBERTS, responded. The Vice-chairman proposed the health of Mr Stuart (the reduction officer of the Company), complimenting him upon Lis skill in that capacity. Mr STCART suitably responded. Mr DAVIES proposed "Success to the other goldmines in the neighbourhood," coupling with it the name of Mr Anderson, who briefly acknowledged the toast. The CHAIRMAN gavejthe "Town and trade of Dolcellev," to which Mr Thomas ROBERTS responded. Tae ICE-CIIAIRJIAX proposed the health of The 'jurrowers o.c the earth—the miners," and Mr STUART also proposed the health of those workmen who were enlaced about the surface. The CHAIRMAN*, in referring to the toast, said that withrhe exceptioii of two or three all the work- men in the em pi ,y of the Company were Welshmen, and that bad every reason to be satisfied with them, Rri he heartily concurred in the toast. (The toast was suitably responded to.) The C IIAIRSIAX gave '■ The host and hostess," which was acknowledged by Mr J ONER. The Clogau Bjass Band played at intervals during the evening, and Mr Wood (the harpist), discoursed sweet music on the national instrument.
JJJ^SJVIARRIAGES & DEATHS^ No announcements of marriages are inserted withon' ^utKciert authaatir.'iti -\ir want of wnich. announcements sent to as are sonie::x. :■ :n-tel. A charge of Is. is m-ido for th words "Jso ( t.. m marriages, AlLi auoiuiou to tue :;i:rJt:. Te,> IT l ■->! deaths. "r- BIKTttS. BEADNELt,—Dec. 4th, at Plas Edwards, Towyn, the wife cf .Henry Chris.1. Beadnell, late H.il.'s C3rd Regiment, of a daughter. DOUGHTOX -Dec. 10th, the wife of Robert Doughton. Bridge- street, Abervatwvth, of a son. GRIFFITH—Dec. 13th, the wife of Mr Thos. Griffith, 24, Bridge- street, Abervotwvth, oÏ a daughter. HUMPHREVS—Dec. 13th, the wife of Mr Thomas Humphreys. tailor and draper, High-street, Portmadoe, of a daughter. LLOYD-Nov. 30th, at o. 15, Januarv-street, Victoria Park. Man- chester, the wife of Mr E. P. Lloyd. of a son. SIMS—Dec. 1-jtb, at Plas Penrhyc, Merioneth, the wife of J F Sims, Esq., cf a son. WILLIAMS—Dec. 10th, the wife of Eyton O. Williams, M.D., The ilall, Llaufy.iin, of a daughter. H.VKKHGES. JOXES JENKINS—Dec. 14th, at St. Michael's Church, by the Rev-. curate, Mr J jhn J ones, mariner, to Miss Sophia Jenkins, of Cvrmystwyth. LUXTON—THOMAS—Dec. 15th, at St. Michael's Church, \be-y<t- wyth, by the fiev Canon Phillips, John Luxton, to Ellen Thomas, both of Aberystwyth. DEATHS. BONSALL—Dec. 13th, aged 62, Thos. Bousa'I, Esq., of Glanrhei- dol Cardiganshire. CONWAY—Nov. 29th, aged 61, James Conway, of Liverpool, and Coed-y-Henure, Salop, fourth son of the late John Maurice Conway, of Denbighshire. DAVIES -Dec. loth, at his residence, New Inn, Pontypool, the R v. Ddvil Davies. Independent minister. EDWARDS—X-v. 3-th, aged 52, at Crane-street, Cefn, Eizabeth. wife of Daniel Edwards. GORNALL—Dec. 7th, aged 75, at Rhiew Cottage, Berriew, Moni- gomeryshire, ilr Jag. Gornall, painter, glazier, and plumber. GRIFFITHS—Dec. 7th, a^ed 44, Mr Richard Griffiths, fuller, Mil- ford, JSewtown. ford, JSewtown. fiUMMOw-Dec. 9:h, aged 46, at Acrefair, Mr Unas. Gntniuow. 10tb, aged 69, at 2. Queen' Gut'-terra^e London, Ktnry Hayhurst Hayhurst, Esq., of Ystymcolwvn! Montgomeryshire. JONES— Dec. 12:h, aged 49, GWiHJ, the wife of Mr Griffith Jones rigger, lladoc-street, Portmadoe. JGES-Dec. MrsGwen Joue=>, High-street, Tremadoc. JONK—" ov. LCiL, Daniel Jones, bookbinder, 4, North-parade, Aberystwyth. JONES—Dec. 18th, aged 36, at Raiiway-terrace, Crccieth, Catherine, vriie 01 Jason Jonei, mariner. JONES—Dec. Cli, Eliiz¡¡,beth, wi'e Qf :1, Rictnrd Jone?, Peuv- g>a;g, Llani ,;oc-s. JONES—Dec Sr sgefl 65, Mr Lewis Jones, Fridd, in tbe parish of Pennal, near M'lchynlh-th. LLOYD—Dec. 3rd, aged 70, Mr Caiwallader Lloyd, of the Nant, Llanetrryn, Towyn. LLOYD-EDWARDS—Dec. 6th, aged 67, at Nanhoron, Ctrnarvon- shire, llary, wife of Richard Lloyd-Edwards. Esq. MAURICE—Dec. 7th, aged 65, at ReiKling. Jsmes Maurice, En., cf Ruthin. J.P. and D.L. for the county of Denbigh, and J.I'. for the county of Merioneth. MORGAN—Dec- Sth. aged 39, Mr David Morgan, YDVS Fergi, near Borih. OWENS—Dec. 13'h, aged 66, at the Priace of Wales, High-street, Cardigan, Mr James Owens. OWENS—Nov. 22nd, aged 81, Mr W. H. Owens, Short Bridge- street, Llanidloes. PARRy-Dec. 811, aged 79, at Well-street, Holvwell, ITza Marv youngest daughter of the late Peter Parry, Esq., ofTvwyso^' Deubighshire. PETERS-Dec, 10th, aged 97, at Rhiw=ae=on, Llaobrvnrcair Krs Peters, formerly of Penrhyddian, Llandinam. PRICK—Dec. 4;a. i>ge«i 3, Eliza, daughter ot Mr Thomib Piice butcher, Isycotd. Prcn—Dec. lfith, age(121, E'iakira Pu!.(h, son of John Pu^h shoemaker, Orest Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth. REES—Dec 11th. aged 25, at Aberdov y, Margaret, wife of Mr Richard Rees, chemist, and eldest daughter of Captain John Lewis, GlanùüH;y-terrace. TUDGE—Dec. 7th, aged SO. Mr Edward Tndge, timber merchant, Commercial. street, Newtown. WILLIAMS—Dec. 13-h, at her father's residence, Green Bank. BootJe, Liverpool, aped 26, Charlotte Elizabeth, the bel, Y cd wile ot £ Junes WiIliallls, Q'ieeu's-road. Aberystwyth, WILLIAMS—Dec. 13:h, aged 64. MrJohn Williams, ilaesvgorchan, Barg^r. WILLIAMS—Dee 12th, aged 94, at the residence of her Jaushter. BIrs Morgan, Bi oad-street, Martha, relict of ilr Edward Wil- liams, The Ganlen;<. Newtown. WILLIAMs-Dec 5th, aged 57, at Carnarvon, the Rev. William Williams (Cromwell), Independent minister. Be3umarrs. WitlGHT—Dec. Scu, aged 10 months, at the White Horse Wrex- ham. Lillian Constance, infant daughter of the late Thoma- Wrjgh, jun., Esq., Peumaenmawr.
(PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.) BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET, THURSDAY. There was a snail show of fsrn er,' wheat, but the demand was fully met, at fairly last we k's prices. For the season, the barltv trade was duil. ani for ir f-rior sorts rates were rather in buyers' favour. inact:i. b it unchanged in valiv B.—Weather c ,U and damp.
01 GENERAL Bank rate unaltered. The inquest on the victims or the iSwaithe Maine txplci sion was resumed on Thursday. r The Duke of Edinburgh, OJ Thursday, laid the founda- tion stone of the National Opera House on tie Thames Embankment. It is stated that the name of the Solicit >r-Gm ral as th" f!i>n«ervAtive c .ndidate for Ip? Mch is leceivrd with little favour. Ou Lib-ral side Mr H. E. Adair and Mr R. C. Ransome are mentioned.
SHIPWRKCK. The brig Dagmar of London, from Sierra Ler,ne for Liverpool, toundertd JSov. lo tw0 men were rescued from a raft, the oiners perished.
AFRICAN EXPEDITION. Sir H. nawliuson has receive 1 tbe folio win? te'.eeram from Lieut Cameron, cominan ilJg the Livingstone East expedition Loando, ZsVv 22nd, turned up all safe; jOTc^w bj a. A'?r=e chcumsta^ices abandon Consro route, out nave followed water beds bj_ veen Zambesi ani Congo,
+- EGYPT AND ZANZIBAR. Messrs Oppecheim have receiv. 1 the following telegram —" At the demand of the English GovernmeEt the Kgyptiin ships have been recalled from Zanzibar, and iae fxp ditinn to Abyssinia will bp confined to the exaction of -utisfaetion or even to a military d'-u ">rs(ratior>, r.ftc- which the Egyptian army win Unavoidably held over, but shall appear next week—Letter on Melindwr School Board; Towyn Friendly Society; Meeting of Cymmrudoricn Society, £ e.
DEATH OF A WOMAN OF 77 IN A BURNING HOUSE.—EXTRAORDINARY CASF. On Tuesday, December 14th, an inquest was held at Tvnllan Bottwnog Lleyn, on the body of Margaret Thomas, wife of Mr William Thomas, Tynllan, farmer, before D. H. Hunter Hughes, coroner. The deceased, who was 77 years of age, had come by her death as detailed below, this being the substance of the evidence adduced at the inquest. The house and farm are the property of Mr R. Lloyd Edwards, Nanhoron and the house took fire on Saturday night, December 11th. The fire was first observed in the after part of the house, over a place where a boiler had been set, which had been used that day. For fome days pre- viously, the inmates had noticed a smell of burning about the house. The husband and deceased his wife were aged people, and he was blind. Directly the presence of the fire was observed, the deceased got out of b d, called out, and all the inmates including the pupils of Bottwnog grammar school, ran out with nothing on bi-il their night clothes. They carried water, poured it on the burning portion of the house, and did all tluv could to extinguish the flame. but all in vain. The old man was sleeping on the ground floor. During the progress of the conflagration, a neighbour of the name of Catherine Williams courage- ously0made her way to him and broug!:l_him out._ Al- though frequently cautioned, deceased persisted in going to the burning house again and again, to fetch articles she particularly valued. Among the articles she brought out was a sum of money, consisting of a ten pound note, seven pounds in gold, and ten shilling in silver. Having brought these articles out. she went in against the entreaties of those present to fetch the box of the ervant girl which was in a loft, the access to which was by means of a laoder. i- deceased was in the loft. the servant girl somehow fell off the ladder, which was then displaced. The servant girl again placed it in its position, and then the deceasec1 was heard t > exclaim, I am going," meaning tnat she was dyin-.as she was being suffocated. That was the la t thing heard of her. Her charred remains were afterwaras found in the ruins of the house, the roof of which fell m. The verdict was" ACCloental deqth. :9R'7'¡¡'¡"
"HOLLOAVAY'S PILLS.—The sudden changes, frequent fogs and pervading dampness sorely impede the vital functions nod conduce to ill-health. The remedy for these disasters lies in some pudfving medicine, like these Pills, which is competent to grapple with the michief at its source, and stamp it out without fretting the nerves or weakening the system. Holloway's Pills extract from the blood all noxious matters, regulate the action of every disordered organ, stimulate tbe liver an(I kidneys, and relax the bowels. In curing chest complaints these Pills are remark ably effective, especially when aided by friction of the Ointment on its walls. This double treatment will ensure a certain, steady, and beneficient progress, and sound health will soon be re- established.