CORRESPONDENCE. AU letters must be written on one side cf tht paper, ana aca.-if. by name and. addrcss of the turner, itol neuessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of yoodjauti.
LLANYCHAIARN SCHOOL BOARD. Sm,—A great many of the most influential residents of the above parish are anxious to know whether the even number of six makes up the full Board of this parish, since only six members now transact the business. Seven were elected; but for the last twelve months Major Phelps has been absent, and thus has disqualified himself. He has removed to Tregaron. His place should be filled up without delay, so that a quorum may with more con- fidence be expected. It is hard for members to give valuable time which they would otherwise utilise to the interests of the district, and find on arrival no quorum. It must be remembered, that School Board services are given for nothing. Election is a farce in this way. What is the use of putting the parish to expense if members do not mean to attend ? It would not bj amiss if the attendances of School Board members were registered by the Clerk. Such a list would be most useful in helping ratepayers to decide as to the fitness, other qualifica- tions considered, of the candidates. Let me remark in conclusion that we know the address of the Education Department.-I am, &c., COR. February 10, 1879. ON A BAD HABIT. SIR,-I have read your articles every week <m Religion in Wales with much interest, and was glad to see in your last that you had a word to say on that dirty habit oi spitting in church. I can speak from painful experience of the disgust and annoyance it causes to myself and members of my family. Every Sunday I sit in a state of nervous misery—my rlesh is made to creep, my attention distracted—and I am rendered thoroughly uncomfortable by this unchristian habit. It is never done in England then why in Wales? Surely no man with any feeling of reverence in his composition, no one who loves God's house, who "feels His presence near," would be guilty of such an indecency in a sacred edifice. To Welshmen 1 would say leave it off; if not for decency's sake, for the sake of tlim whom ye serve.—I am, &c., Feb. 10. AN ENGLISHMAN. [The habit in England is confined to a class that seldom finds its way to places of worship.-ED. C. N.] THE NONCONFORMIST FATHERS AND THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH. SIR,—Probably many of your readers-staunch Non- conformists, between whom and our brethren of the Establishment little love is lost-have never realized how stroiig was the tie which bound the Nonconformist fathers to their mother Church. In your leading article last week you observe that the pioneers of Nonconformity did not leave the Established Church willingly, nor did they for many years look upon their separation from her Com- munion as final." btrictly speaking, many of them never left the Church at all—the Church left them. The crime of which the Rev. Thomas Charles, Bala, a curate of the Church of England, was guilty, and which led to his ex- pulsijn from her Communion, was that of teaching children to read within the walls of the consecrated edince. His y soul was deeply stirred at th sight of the gross ignorance of the people, and he directed his energies to tne noble task of teaching the masses to read. Hence the origin of Sunday schools. For carrying on this work within the church building his licence was withdrawn by the Bishop. So far was he from any desire to sever his connection with the Establishment, that for many months he sought di- ligently fur another curacy. His efforts, however, met with no success, and he was compelled to carry on his great work apart from the Church he so much loved. No chapter in recent Church history is more discreditable to the Establishment than this nor one which her faithful sous of to-day would more joyfully blot out, if that were possible. Had the Established Church a century and a half ago, animated by the spirit of the Great Founder of Christianity, we.comed with open arms the noble workers, who appeared amongst her own sons, Dissent would hardly have been known in Wales. She was unfaithful t, hf-r trust and the inheritance has Dassed from her.-1 am, &c., O.B. February 10. RELIGION IN WALES. SIR, -Your recent article on "Chapels and their uses" calls attention to a grave defect in the worship of Welsh Nonconformists. Our asserted religious excellence cer- taiuly does not embrace superiority of reverence. The appeilation "sanctuary" as applied to the place where prayer is wont to be made appears in most cases a gross misnomer. A "whip" of some kind is still needed to purge our temples of all unseemly and unnecessary uses. ° In some localities the need is especially great, as may be seen from the following illustrations, the truth of which I can vouch for:— A few years ago a minister made an appointment to preach at about four miles from a market town, in the county of Carmarthen. Reaching his destination about half an hour before the time prescribed for com- mencing the morning service, he sat down beside a cheerful fire which had been kindled for the comfort of the wor- shippers on that wintry day. He had not been there many minutes before he was joined by three or four of the usual attendants. The customary greetings over, one consulted his watch, and then without any explanation or apology, produced his ".pipe and backy box," and entered upon the necessary preliminaries for the enjoyment of a smoke. His companions followed suit, and thus the interim was spent in burning incense, and discussing the market prices of their farming produce. The minister ventured to suggest the inappropriateness of the performance, but was informed that they often did so, and that their pastor when at home frequently joined them. The congregation was now assembling, and the little circle around the fire- place was gradually enlarged by the addition of a few congenial spirits. Surprise there was none. The incon- gruity was continued until time was up, when an appeal was made for a few minutes' grace to finish their pipes. This was granted, and the house being now filled with the odour of tobacco, the service was commenced. Verily this was making the house of prayer" a smoke room. My next illustration comes from the same county, and within two miles of the same town. A party of friends when out for a walk were prompted by a curiosity to see Ll- Chapel, which they were about to pass. Per- mission was accordingly sought and obtained at the adj oining chapel house. On entering the sacred precincts (?) they were astonished to find the chapel keeper's domestic washing hung up to dry-some on a line which extended from the pulpit to a nail on the opposite wall, and some spread out over the backs of the pews.—I am, &c., Feb. 10th. HWNTW. W. JONES v. CYFOETHYBRENIN SCHOOL BOARD. ST.R,A.s you are supposed to know a little of every- thing, we want to ask your advice_ upon a very serious matter. In your report of this case in the last Cambrian News, it was stated that it was adjourned to the next Court, and Mr. Arthur Hughes is also reported to have said that if the case came on he would be entitled to fifteen guineas costs. We don't know much about law, but, as far as we understand, the School Board have no defence whatever, and we are told, and it is also so reported in the Cambrian News, that Mr. Jones, the owner of the ad- joining land, will be satisfied with the payment of one shilling a year, merely to reserve his rights. Now, Sir, we shall be glad if you will kindly inform us whether it is possible for us to take some steps to stop this waste of the money of the ratepayers in these hard and depressed times. The Chairman of the Board is rated in this township to the amount of £ 1 5s., and his brother to the amount of about £ 8 lis., so that if the ex- pense of this unjustifiable lawsuit amounts to say 6d. in the pound, the Chairman of the School Board will have to pay 7^d., and his brother about 4s., so that this un- necessary expense will not affect them much but it is quite a different matter to a poor farmer whose ratable 'value amounts to £100 and upwards. It is certainly our opinion thatif the membeis of the School Board suspected that they wjuld be held personally responsible for the cost of this lawsuit that they would cake very good care not to embark in such a hopeless cause. It will be a great pity if we cannot compel them to pay, and we hope very much that you will kindly put us in the way of doing it.- We are, &c., DAVID JENKINS, RICHARD JENKINS, Overseers of the Township of Cyfoethybrenin. Feb. 10th. [It is said that an old man in the neighbourhood of Aber- ystwyth enjoys litigation so much that he devotes a portion of his yearly income to that form of amuse- ment." Man of his sort would probably indulge more freely in law if the ratepayers had to pay the costs. We cannot try the case in our columns, but there can be little doubt that whichever way the trial goes the ratepayers will have to pay.-EDS. C.N.] SUNDAY CLOSING CANVAS IN NORTH WALES. SIR, -As the readers of the Cambrian News are aware, the committee appointed at the Dolgelley Temperance Conference to canvas all householders throughout North Wales in favour of closing public houses on Sundays, have commenced operations. And I am happy to state that Carnarvon, Merioneth, and portions of Denbigh and Montgomeryshire, are busily at work. Every town and neighbourhood, so far, have been willing and ready to undertake the work, and we sincerely hope that the voice of North Wales will be unanimously in favour of clearing our country from this reproach, so that no public house shall henceforth be open on Sunday for the sale of drink. The Association deemed this the most effectual method of convincing our rulers as the Irish people have done, to gain the desired end.' The Committee do not expect to obtain this blessing for Wales apart from England, so we carry on the work in connection with the Sunday Closing Association, Man- chester, which supply us with schedules for the purpose at their own expense. North Wales was similarly canvassed about nine years ago by the Manchester Association but only the towns and a few of the largest villages were canvassed then,omitting the rural districts almost entirely. 34,000 only had signed, out of that number 31,000 were in favour of closing, and the rest were either opposed to it or neutral, I while it is reckoned that there are about 100,000 householders in North Wales. It is necessary, therefore, that we should be up and doing to obtain, as we trust we can, this time, the voice of all householders throughout this part of the Principality upon this ques- tion. This requires great labour, but we hope and trust that the friends of Temperance are zealous enough to take it up at once and in earnest. I am also happy to state that all the religious bodies co-operate heartily with us. The schedules will be sent as soon as possible to all places which have not had them, together with directions for the local committees and canvassers. As the total popu- lation of the Poor-Law Unions is only given in the census, we appoint some competent person in every Union to superintend the work, and to receive all the schedules when filled. When the Union is too large. different persons are appointed to take each a part to see that the schedules are properly sent out to, and collected from the different localities, and forwarded to the Secre- tary of the Union to which they belong.—I am, &c., SAMUEL OWEN, Tanygrisiau, R.S.O., Merioneth, Secretary of the Committee. [We have omitted part of our correspondent's letter, which is in the nature of an advertisement.]
The following communications were read at a meeting of the Geological Society, on Februrry 5th. "On the Occurrence of Pebbles with Upper-Ludlow Fossils in thi- Lower Carboniferous Conglomerates of North Wales/ by Messrs. A. Strahan and A. O. Walker,—" On a New Group of Pre-Cambrian Rocks, (the Arvonian) in Pem- brokeshire," by Dr. H. Hicks, with an Appendix on their Microscopic Structure by Mr. 1. Davies,—"On the Pre- Cambrian (Dimetian, Arvonian, aud Pebidian) Rocks of Carnarvonshire and Anglesey," by Dr. H. Hicks, with an Appendix on their Microscopic Structure by the Rev. Prof. T. G. Bonney,—" On the Quartz-felsite and Associ- ated Rocks at the Base of the Cambrian Series in North- Western Carnarvonshire,' by the Rev. Prof. T. G. Bonney. —and On the Metamorgfcic Series between Twt Hill, Carvarvon and Port Dinorwic,' by the Rev. Prof. T. G. Bonney and Mr. F. T. S. Houghton, NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, An adjourned meeting of the North Cardiganshire Society was held on Monday afternoon, February 17, when there were present—Mr. Lewis Pugh Pugh, pre- sident, Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., Gogerddan, Mr. G. G. Williams, Wallog, Captain Cosens, Cwm, Mr. H. C. Fryer, Lodge Park, Mr. R. Gardiner, Birch Grove, Mr. Lewis Williams, Abermaide, Mr. Morris Davies, Ffos- rhydgaled, Mr. Vaughan Davies, Tanybwlch, Mr. John Roberts, Lion Hotel, Mr. John Edwards, Mr. Evan Jones, Nantseiriol, Mr. Thomas Jenkins, Mr. T. Garner, confectioner, Mr. John Rowlands, Brysgaga, Mr. James Jones, Piercefield, and Mr. Wm. Morgan, clerk. The PRESIDENT stated that the first question to be brought before the meeting was the formation of Com- mittees. Mr. FRYER said he intended to bring that subject before the meeting. The General Committee consisted of thirty members. His proposal was to substitute that General Committee by Local Committees in order to get the different districts better worked and looked after for sub- scriptions than in the past. He therefore proposed that the General Committee of Management consist of thirty yearly subscribers of not less than 21s. to the Society that such committee be distributed into six local sub- committees, of residents in the various districts of the Society and that the President, vice-Presideut, and all unpaid officers of the Society, be ex-officio members of the General Committee and of the local committees of the district wherein they respectively reside. Mr. Fryer then went on to specify the six districts into which he proposed the Society's district should be divided. The Aberyst- wyth district would include Aberystwyth, the two Vay- nors, Ucha' and Issayndre; the Rheidol or Llanbadarn district Trefeirig up to the Rheidol the Ystwyth district: Llanilar to Llanfihangel; the liar district: Llanbadarn Lower to Llanrhystyd; the Machynlleth district, including Machynlleth and Scyborycoed; and the Geneu-rglyn district from Clarach to Llancynfenn. Sir PRYSE PRYSE was in favour of allowing the General Committee to remain as it had been hitherto, and that each district should form its own committee, without re- gard to qualification. Mr. FRYER said the meeting might leave the qualifying subscription out of his proposition. In the course of an irregular conversation, Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS remarked that some farmers from the lower district only exhibited their animals at the show, but did not take any trouble to collect subscriptions from their district. One man, he knew, entered his bull first and paid his subscription afterwards. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS asked if the local committees would be independent of, or whether they would be merged in the general committee ? # The CHAIRMAN replied that the sub-committees would merge in the general committee. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS said he gathered from the con- versation at the lower end of the table, that the speakers there desired that no one should be allowed to act on the sub-committees unless they subscribed 10s. 6d. to the Society's fund. „ Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS added that they also said that the subscriptions should be raised from 5s. to 10s. Mr. FRYER'S proposal was then amended and made to read as follows, in which form it was agreed to That the general committee of management consist of 30 yearly subscribers, of not less than 21s., to the Society; that such committee be distributed into six local sub-committees of residents in the various districts )f the Society, each sub- committee to have power to add to its numbers from the members of the Society and that the president, vice- presidents, and all unpaid officers of the Society be ex- P' officio members of the general committee, and of the local committees of the districts wherein they respectively reside. The districts were next arranged as follows :—Aber- ystwyth Aberystwyth, two Vaynors, Ucha and Issa- yndre Rheidol: Trefeirig, Parcel Canol, Melindwr, Cwmrheidol, and Llanbadarn Lower; Ystwyth Llanilar Ucha, Llanafan, Llanfihangel Upper and Lower, Rhostie, Lledrod, and to the South liar: Llanbadarn Lower, Llanychaiarn, Llanilar Issa, Llandeinol, Llangwyryfon, two Llanrhystyds, and district south; Machynlleth Machynlleth and Scyborycoed and Geneur'glyn Bron- castellan, Clarach, Cyfoethybrenin, Henllys, Llancyn- felin, Ceulan, Cynyllmawr, Elerch, and iyrymynach. The following gentlemen were appointed on the general committee of management:—Messrs. John Baker, Rhydy- penau; William Bebb, Cricklas; William Cotterell, Derry Ormond; John Edwards, Rhiwarthen Ucha; James Edwards, Blaeudyffryn Issa; Morgan Edwards, Bwlcheinion; Richard Gillart, Machynlleth; William Hughes, Morfa Mawr; Richard James, Brynllys Abra- ham James, Glanfread; Richard Jenkins, Henhafod; Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenphvyf; Walter Jenkins, Glanwern; Morgan Jones, Ynysfach; Richard Jones, Nantcellan- fawr Thomas Jones, Bryncastell; J. R. Jones, Talbot Hotel; Richard Jones, Nanteos; David Lewis, Black Lion; James Morgan, Pwlly; Edward Morgan, Mach- ynlleth T. Morgan, Nantrhyd; Capt. John Paull, Cefn- brwyno; J. P. V. Pryce, Bwlchbychan; George Price, Tan'rallt; J. R. Richards, Broginin; David Richards, Dolfor; Evan Richards, Home Farm, Nanteos; John Rowlands, Brysgaga John Roberts, Lion Hotel. The PRESIDENT said the next question was that of qualification. He thought that it was a good suggestion thrown out at the last meeting to raise Class B from 103. to 15s., and Class C from 5s. to 10s. 6d. Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS proposed that the lowest sub- scription to the funds of the Society should be 10s. 6d. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS remarked that that would come very hard upon a man who had only a cock and two hens to show. Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS replied that that man would get 2s. 6d. worth of tickets as well as his chance of getting a prize. Mr. JOHN ROBERTS, Lion Hotel, seconded the propo- sition. The PRESIDENT remarked that the only question was what would be most beneficial to the Society. At present the Society got 228 from 5s. subscribers. The Society would not lose if they got half the number of 10s. sub- scribers. Mr. MORRIS DAVIES proposed an amendment, that the qualifying subscriptions should remain as they were. Sir PRYSE PRYSE seconded the amendment. The PRESIDENT remarked that the 5s. subscribers were last year able to compete for;2108 5s. They could enter in three classes in fact, in all the classes except A and B. Mr. FRYER observed that the competitor in Class C was better than the man in Class B, for he had fewer com- petitors. The President then put the question to the meeting, when the amendment was carried by a large majority. The PRESIDENT said he should like to see the proposal adopted to increase the qualification of Class B to 158., and Class C to 10s. 6d. Mr. MORRIS DAVIES thought he had just voted against it. (Laughter.) Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS thought that matters would be complicated by adopting the proposal. Mr. ROBERTS, Lion Hotel, suggested that the member- ship should be raised to 10s. 6d., and that the entrance fees should be left as they were last year. Mr. FRYER, in answer to a remark, said that since the last meeting he had heard the expressions of farmers in the district about the proposed amalgamation of classes, and they were anxious that Class C should be left as it was last year. He therefore did not wish to press his sug- gestion. He was sure, however, that so far as horses were concerned Classes B and C could compete together. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS believed they could compete in horses, but it would be rather hard to ask them to com- pete in other things. Mr., FRYER thought that Classes B, C, and E could compete together in horses. Mr. MORRIS DAVIES advised that the subject should be postponed for another year, when it could be seen how the sub-committees worked. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS said that classes A and B had an advantage over class C in having a greater number of animals to select from. He stuck up for class C in all its rights, and should be sorry to see it done away with. Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS suggested that all entries should be sent in by post; but the CHAIRMAN stated that that was a subject which could be considered at the July meeting. Mr. MORRIs DAVIES called attention to the fact that the General Committee had been appointed, but that no convener had been appointed to call them together It was therefore resolved toholda meetingof the members of the General Committee at three o'clock that day fortnight in order to make further arrangements as to work. After a brief conversation, it was agreed to hold the Show on the third Wednesday in September. Mr. VAUGHAN DAVIES asked if the Society would sup- port a horse in a pecuniary sense if one were brought into the district ? The PRESIDENT remarked that the subject was discussed at the last meeting. Mr. VAUGHAN DAVIES understood that it was post- poned. He wanted to know, if a horse were brought into the district, would the Society give anything towards it. The PRESIDENT replied that he understood that it was the feeling of the la3t meeting that private individuals should take the matter in hand, or that the horse show should be resuscitated. Mr. VAUGHAN DAVIES asked if the Society intended giving a premium this year for an entire horse. ° Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS said that if the Society gave a prize it must be an open one. Mr. VAUGHAN DAVIES agreed to that condition, and afterwards proposed that 1,30 should be offered by the Society for an entire horse to travel the district. Captain COSENS seconded the proposition. Mr. G. G. WILLIAMS, after speaking of the uselessness of giving prizes like the Society did for entire horses last year, said he thought it beneficial to the district to have a good entire horse in it. If they went to any of the fairs in the neighbourhood and saw there a better horse than they usually saw there, they would be sure to find that those horses were got by Landmark, Bobby Burns, or some other horse which had been brought into the country. Those horses had made their mark, and always would make their mark. Breeders spoke of the advisableness of fresh blood; and he had no doubt but that it was better to have it than to go on in-and-in breeding*. There was a strong expression of feeling last year that they should -go on with their own hoisjs, and the results had been seen. Mr. MORRIS DAVIES-No, they have not. (Loud laugh- ter.) ° Mr. G. G. VV ILLIAMS added that they never would see those results. (Laughter.) They ought to strain every nerve to help Mr. Vaughan Davies in his proposal to get fresh blood into the district. He could not do much, but he thought they all ought to encourage Mr. Vaughan Davies and that when they had a good horse that they should limit its district and also the number of mares. (Hear, hear.) The free trade principle in horse flesh did not pay. (Laughter.) Mr. MORRIS DAVIES thought that the horse show left a more indelible mark upon the district than even the cattle show. Unfortunately, however, there was no one spe- cially who had to look after the subscriptions, and there were now between £ 80 and ,£80 owing. He suggested that there should be no prize offered for an entire horse this year; that the unpaid subscriptions be got in; that a vigorous attempt should be made next year to re-establish the horse show, and that they should try not only to get a good cart horse but also a thoroughbred. The good the efforts in horse breeding did to the country was seen at the last show, when the first, second, third, highly com- mended, and the next horses were got by horses which had been engaged by the Society. The PRESIDENT said he never felt more sorry for the discontinuance of anything than for the discontinuance of the hcrse shows, because it not only did good but this county was looked up to as having a horse show. When a parliamentary committee sat to consider the question of horse breeding no better plan could be suggested than that then existing in North Cardiganshire. He felt the advantage of importing a horse, but at the same time thought it advisable to keep the engagement of a horse and the agricultural show distinct. (Hear, hear.) They were different matters, and had reference to different times of the year. He was sure that Mr. Davies would meet with great support in his endeavour to resuscitate the horse show, and if he did no one would be more pleased than he (the speaker). The proposal was not pressed, and shortly afterwards the meeting separated.
CORWEN. t PENARTH QUARRY.—The workmen at this quarry have only three days' work a week, owing to the serious de- pression of trade. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS.—The third of a series of these entertainments was given at the British School on Thursday evening, February 13th, under the presidency of Mr. David Roberts, auctioneer. The attendance was not so large as at the last entertainment. Mr. W. C. Williams acted as accompanist. The following took part in the performance :—Mr. W. C. Williams, Cynwyd Glee Party, Mr. D. R. Roberts, Messrs. W. F. Jones, E. Roberts, L. Williams, R. R. Roberts, W. M. Jones, John Jones, Miss C. Hughes, Eos Meirion, Messrs, Richard Williams and Hughes. CONCERT AT GWYDDELWERN.-A concert was given at the Board Schoolroom, Gwyddelwern, on Wednesday evening, February 12th. The room was crowded. Mr. Thomas Hughes, Relieving Officer, occupied the chair. The singers were the following :—Eos Meirion (Corwen), Mr. Richard Williams, Corwen, Clawddponcen and Tyny- cefn parties, Mr. Owen Davies, Mr. John Jones, Mr. T. Davies, Messrs. N. and J, Wood, Mr. R. Williams, Mr. E. Morris, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Hugh Hughes, and Mr. D. Owen. Mr. R. R Roberts delivered a speech on Afghanistan. Mr. J. Roberts accompanied on the har- monium. The singing of Eos Meirion was excellent, his singing of the well-known song in memoriam of Mynydd- og, "Gwroniaid Gwlad a yan,"awas extremely well re- ceived. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12.— Before J. R. Walker, Esq. Charge of Stealing Money.—William Williams was charged with having stolen half a sovereign from his cousin's pocket, on Tuesday night.—It appears that the prisoner, his family, and his cousin (who had come home from Liverpool), ha been drinking together on Tuesday night. Both went to sleep in the same room, and three o'clock on Wednesday morning prisoner was accused by his cousin of having stolen his money. A policeman was sent for and the prisoner given into custody.— Mr. Clough defended the prisoner who was remanded for a week. COUNTY COURT, THURSDAY, FEB. 13th.-Before H. R. Hodson, Esq., deputy-judge. Davies and Son v. Daniel Davies.-This was an action brought by the plaintiffs, who are drapers residing in Corwen, against defendant for £11 3s. 5d. The defence was that the account was not correct.—Judgment for plaintiff. Defendant to pay 12s. a month. la Re David Hughes.-jobn Evans, ironmonger, Cor- wen, sued several persons, as Trustee of the Bankruptcy of David Hughes, draper, London House, Corwen. Several of the defendants admitted their debts before the Court day and before the Registrar; but in those cases in which the defendants made no appearance nor admitted the claims, the trustee with his advocate appeared before the Registrar to prove their claims, but the Registrar refused to hear them, as the trustee had no evidence as to proof of delivery, the bankrupt having absconded. All the cases came before his Honour, Mr. T. H. Clough, Corwen, defending.—John Evans, trustee, &c., v. Wm. Lloyd, Pantymel, Bettws.—Defendant said he knew nothing whatever about the claim, and that he never was in the bankrupt's shop.—His Honour said as the bankrupt had absconded he could not give a verdict for the trustee, and suggested that the cases be adjourned to next Court and that a warrant of apprehension be issued for the bankrupt by next Court.—Mr. Clough objected to an adjournment, but had a conversation with his clients, after which he agreed that the following cases be ad- journed:-John Evari-, trustee, &c., v. Robert Thomas, and the same v. Dorothy Edwards. John Evans, Truster, r, ~licesiDavies Rowlands, Booking Clerk, Llangollen.- -Mr. Edwards appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Clough for defendant. In this case plaintiff's advocate said there was an admission made by the defendant in a conversation that took place at Llangollen between Evans and Rowlands. The Plaintiff said I am trustee under the bankruptcy of David Hughes. (Appointment produced). I went to Llangollen one day last week. I saw de- fendant there after he had been served with a summons. He said first to me, How about that affair of Hughes's," and added My salary is only £ 3 16s. a month. I will pay you 10s. a month." He asked me to send him a consent paper, which I forgot to send.—Defendant said I remember a conversation at Llangollen with plaintiff. His statement is untrue. I admit 17s. 6d., and that is all that is due from me. His Honour gave a verdict for the amount claimed, to be paid by instalments of 6s. a month. R. B. Roioson v. J. P. S. May.—Action brought to recover £8 15s. 7d., for beer, spirits, &c., sold and delivered. Mr. Clough appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Edwards for defendant. Judgment for plaintiff, to be paid by instalments of 15s. a month.
GLANDOVEY. SUDDEN DEATH.—We have to record the very sudden death of Mr. David Jones, the rural post-messenger be- tween this place and Talybont. Deceased who, on Thurs- day night, Feb. 13th, had accomplished his day's work as usual, sat down to supper about nine o'clock p.m., appar- ently in his ordinary health. He had only half finished his meal when he immediately:complained of a pain in the left side. His landlady brought him some cold water. He drank a little of it and suddenly expired without a word. The deceased, who was only thirty-three years of age, was of a very kind and obliging disposition, and had won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. He was buried at Llanfihangel-Geneu'r-Glyn on Monday, when a large number of persons attended from great dis- tances to pay their last respects to the memory of one who was a faithful servant of the public, and also a true and generous friend. Some few years ago, deceased lost his right arm through an accident in a thrashing machine. With his left he skilfully drove his horse and trap, and delivered and collected letters on his route.
CORRIS. DEPRESSION OF TRADE.—The slate trade seems to be getting worse here one week after another. There are three quarries—Cambergi, Ratgoed, and Cymerau, which have been entirely stopped. The Gaewern quarry turned out a number of workmen last week and the Aberllefeni quarry works four instead of six days a week. The only quarries where there is no change in their time and number of workmen are Tyno and Abercwmeiddew, and at these quarries there is a reduction of wages. THE PROCEEDS OF THE LATE CONCERT ON BEHALF OF THE POOR.—The proceeds reached the sum of £ 25, which were discreetly distributed among the needy of the differ- ent denominations. Much credit is due to the Committee, and especially to Mr. Hugh Jones, draper, for his exertions in the matter. TEMPERANCE.—A series of temperance meetings were held here this season under the presidency of Mr. David Ivor Jones, Bridge-street; and speeches were delivered by Messrs. J. Roberts, J. Lewis, Plenydd Williams, the Revs. J. C. Williams, W. Williams, and J. Griffiths. On Thursday evening, Feb. 13th, the different denomina- tions convened together at Shiloh Chapel, to held a society, to exhort each other to their duty as church members to- wards the temperance cause.
BARMOUTH. LOCAL BOARD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY II.-Present, Mr. W. J: Ntorris in the chair, Messrs. Owen Owen, H. W. Williams, Edward Evans, Hugh Williams; Edward Davies, clerk, and Hugh Jones, Surveyor. The Water and Drainage, quest,io)Ls.-Tlie Clerk stated that he had written to Mr Breese, Portmadoc, who had replied. He had, however, sent the reply to the Chairman of the Board, who was n.t present, and the letter couid not he found at tail house in his absence.—The Chairman said the Board must hold a special meeting to consider the letter. He should like to see the Chair- man of the Board present when the Board considered so im- portant a subiect. Medical Officer's Report.-The Chairman read the following renort from Dr. Edward Jones. Dolgelley I have visited and inspected the district regularly during the last year, and the result of my inspection has been entered in the Journal provided for that purpose. I have reported to the Local Authority on nuisances arising from pigsties, defective drains, and houses unfit for habitation. The Local Authority took measures at once to get these nuisances removed. With the exception of few cases of whooping cough, from which one death occurred, the district, during the year, has been entirely free from all infec- tions or contagious diseases. The number of births during the year was 44, and the number of deaths 33. The average age of the persons who died was about 38 years, three died above 80years of aze, six above 70, and four above 60. The official population of the district in 1871 is stated as being 1,200,since that period the popula- tion has increased by about one-half, and I am ableto state on the best authority, that the population at present is about 1,800. In estimating the population at 1,800, the rate of mortality during the year has been very favourable, viz., 17 per 1,000 per annum. In this computation the number of deaths is taken at 31, as two deaths of non-residents occurred. It must be stated that during the summer months the population is trebled in num- ber, still only one death, and that from drowning, occurred among the visitors. One death arose from accident to a man not residing in the district; but working there when he met with his death. The highest number of deaths have been due to bronchitis pneumonia and heart disease. During the year there was no food which I considered to be unwholesome, dis- eased, or unsound, offered for sale. The supply of water has been sufficient, and the quality good. The important require- ment of the district is a system of drains and sewers. I am fully aware of the difficulties the Local Authority have to con- tend with, and I am persuaded that they proceed as expeditiously as possible in this matter. There are no offensive processes of trade carried on in this district which might prove injurious to health.—The Board considered the report satisfactory, and it was adonted, on the motion of Mr. Edward Evans, seconded by Mr H. Wynne Williams. Pengraig.-The Chairman asked on what conditions were the lamps on Pengraig lighted. He believed that the lamps had not been lighted on the rock this year. Was the lighting of those lamps charged for in the general lighting account.—The Surveyor replied that the lamps were charged for only as they were lighted. At present they were not lighted because they were being altered.—The Chairman remarked that the people of Pengraig paid rates, and were entitled to lights. The entrances to many of the houses, moreover, were dangerons without light. Public Lighting.-On the motion of Mr. H. Wynne Williams seconded by Mr. Hugh Williams, it was resolved to have all the lamps of the town altered so as to make them suitable for light- ing by means of the staff.—The Chairman called attention to the dark state of certain portions of High-street, and stated that the Wesleyaas would pay half the expense of a lamp placed near their chapel.—Mr. Owen Owens thought that two lamps in High-street, which were now placed near together, should be removed and placed so as to light the street in a more complete manner. Plans— Plans of a new English Independent Chapel for Bar- mouth were laid before the Board, and were examined and sanc- tioned. Amended Rate.-The Clerk stated that an amended rate had been made on the new houses on Marine-terrace and other places. In making the rate he had followed the poor rate.-The Board agreed to the rating and directed the clerk to make the usual reductions.
ABERGYNOLWYN. INCREASE OF DRUNKENNESS.—A correspondent writes It is to be regretted that drunkenness is on the increase Irfil i-«° °r. 9ases have occurred amongst members of the different xehgiou3 denominations, which called for interference on the part of the elders of the chapels. People, especially when there is such a stagnation in trade, should be especially careful of their hard-earned wages.
B.0QP^embe1r^r8, 1877<* with three codicils (dated October 31, 1877, and May 2 and July 11 1878 ) of Mr. Athelstan John Soden Corbet, formerly of Ynvsv- maengwyn, Merionethshire, but late of No. 7, Cromwell- crescent, South Kensington, who died on December 27 last, was proved on the 27th Jan. by Romer Williams and William Robert Maurice Wynne, the executors the per- sonal estate being sworn under 240,000. The' testator leaves to his uncle, Robert Soden, 2400 per annum during his life; to his executors C200 each; and the remainder of his property upon trust for his brother, Alfred Soden Soden. IN HONOUR OF AESCULAPIUS.—Mr. Ernest Hart writes to the British Medical Journal: In quitting the neigh- bourhood of Great Queen-street and Drury Lane for the office in the Strand, I desired to leave behind a legacy which should afford some permanently useful memorial of the existence of the Medical Journal office in this crowded unhealthy, and poor district. Just before leaving, our Coffee Taverns Company succeeded, after many failures, in obtaining possession of the corner house of Drury Lane and Long Acre, and fitting it as a coffee tavern. It was open a week before Christmas, just before we left our office. I should like any of our readers—and it is pleasant to know how many there are who are interested in coffee taverns—to look in as they pass. It is as cheerful, brilliant, and attractive as agin palace and is now taking upwards of tS.-) a week in pennies and halfpennies for cocoa, coffee, tea, &e. I do not know how many people be rationally refreshed and removed foom tempta- tion to drunkenness, but I amtold something like 3,000 a day; and the premises are found to be not large enough for the business which offers. I think a visit to this very succeesful housa, as showing the sort of site, decoration, and management which prove attractive to the masses, will be useful and agreeable to many. In honour of Æsculapius, the tavern bears the sign of the Cock.
BUSINESS ADDRESSES "NATIONAL" BOOT WAREHOUSE, 29, GREAT DARKGATE-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. S TEA D & CO., THE LARGEST i MANUFACTURERS OF BOOTS AND SHOES IN THE WORLD, HAVE OPENED THE PREMISES AS ABOVE WITH THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES EVER SEEN IN ABERYSTWYTH STEAD & Co., THE "NATIONAL" BOOT WAREHOUSE, 29, GREAT DARKGATE-ST., ALL GOODS THEIR OWN MANUFACTURE. Every Pair Warranted All Leather. NO GUTTA PERCHA USED MAN UFACTORIES— LEICESTER, LEEDS, NORTHAMPTON, DAVENTRY, AND OAKHAM. WHOLESALE PRICES FOR CASH ONLY. NOTE THE ADDRESS- NATIONAL BOOT WAREHOUSE, » 29, GREAT DARKGATE-ST., ABERYSTWYTH I I PUBLIC NOTICES. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1875. 38 & 39 Vict., c. 55, Sch. II, (25), & Sch. IV. (Form L.) REGISTER OF OWNERS FOR THE DISTRICT OF TOWYN.—NOTICE OF TIME FOR MAKTNY1 CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS. I hereby give Notice that all persons who are entitled to vote as Owners or Proxies at the Election of Members of the Local Board for the District of Towyn, and who are not on the Register of Owners and Proxies now in force, or who being on the Register do not retain the qualification or the address described therein and who are desirous to have their names inserted in the Register about to be made for thsaid District, and all persons who are desirous of objecting to any name on the Register now in force, are hereby required to give or send to me on some one of the first six days of March next, a Claim or Objection the case may be] in the Form hereunder set forth. "WILLIAM PARRY, Chairman of the Local Board. OWNER'S CLAIM. To the Chairman of the Local Board for the District of Towyn. This day of 1879 I, the undersigned, claim to have my Name inserted in the Register of Owners and Proxies for the District of pursuant to the Provisions of the Public Health Act, 1875, as Owner of the Property hereinafter described, which is situated in the Parish of Towyn, that is to say (1) I also state that the Interest or Estate which I have in such Property, and the Amount of all the Rent-service which I receive or pay in respect thereof, and the Names of the Persons from whom I receive or to whom I pay such Rent-service, are set forth in the Form hereunder written. T>pqprintinn of I In resPecfc of which 1 Ancl in respect of which And in respect of which P,nn fi-K A" llavfi an Estate or 1 receive in Rent-service From (5) I pav in Rent-service To (7) 1 Interest of (3) the sum of (4) the sum of (6) I V_1 I I £ I s. I d. I I £ s. I d. I Signature of Claimant. (8) Address of Claimant. (1) Here insert a clear Statement of the property, as I (4) If the Property is let by the Owner, insert the amount "House," "Building," "House and Acres of of Rent received from each Tenant. •i t> -vr 0. ,t (5) Insert Name of Tenant or Tenants. (2) Describe the Property by its Name, Situation, or the Name of the Occupier, or any other designation by (6) If the Owner is a Lessee paying Rent, insert the which it may be identified. amount of all the Rent he pays. (3) Describe the estate or Interest, as an estate in fee (7) Insert the Name of the Lessor. simple, of freehold, a term of years, and also ,D\ m • i j. *i_ « whether it is held by the Claimant solely or j ointly with n .f.. VT?.el"s. residence but should be others, ond in the case of a Partner claiming, insert the some Address within the district. number and names of the other Partners in the Firm. number and names of the other Partners in the Firm. A Partner must set out the amount of Rent-service which he would receive or pay if the qualifying property were equally divided among his co-partners and himself. CLAIM OF PROXY. To the Chairman of the Local Board for the District of Towyn. This day of 1879 I, the undersigned, having been appointed by of Owner [or Owners] of the Property hereinafter described which is situated in the parish of Towyn to vote as his [or their] Proxy pursuant to the provisions of the Public Health Act, 1875, claim to have my name inserted in the Register of Owners and Proxies for the District of as such Proxy. I herewith transmit to you (1) the writing under the hand'|[or hands, or in case of a Corporation, the seal] cf appointing me such Proxy. I also state that the Interest or Estate which has [or have] in such Property and the amount of the Rent-service which he [or they] receives [or receive] or pays [or pay] in respect thereof and the names of the persons from whom he [01" they] receives [or receive], or to whom he [or they] pays [or pay] such Rent-service are set forth in the Form hereunder written. I And in respect of And in respect of I Description of Property (2) In r.esPe?t ,of ^hi(:h the wh.ich the Appointor F (5s which the Appointor r P -T y j Appointor has an receives in Rent-service pays in Rent-service Ao (')• Estate or Interest of (3) the sum of (4) the sum of (6) Estate or Interest of (3) the sum of (4) the sum of (6) I I £ s. I d. I £ I s. d. .Signature of Proxy. (8) Address of Proxy. (1) If the appointment itself is not sent, insert the words (4) If the property is let by the Appointor insert the "an attested copy of." amount of Rent received from each Tenant. (2) Describe the property by its Name, Situation, or the I (5) Insert Name of Tenant or Tenants. Name of the Occupier, or any other designation by (6) If the Appointor is a Lessee paying Rent, insert the which it may be identified. amount of all the Rent he pays. (S) Describe the Estate or Interest, as an estate in fee (7) Insert the name of the Lessor. simple, of freehold, a term of years, and whether it is (8) This need not be the Proxy's Residence, but should be held by the Appointor solely or jointly with others. some address within the District. FORM OF OBJECTION. —— To the Chairman of the Local Board for the District of Towyn, this day of 18 I hereby give you Notice that I object to the Name of the Person mentioned and described below being retained on the Register of Owners and Proxies for the District of Towyn. Christian and Surname of the I Address as Nature of Qualification, as I Description (in case of Proxy) Owner or Proxy objected to. I described. I described. I of Appointor. Signature of Objector. Address of Objector. BUSINESS ADDRESSES. "V"\J' ESTABLISHED 1812. Proctor and Rvland's Bone Manures, PREPARED FOR TURNIPS, GRASS, WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, POTATOES, &C. ALSO, SUPERPHOSPHATE OF LIME. BIRMINGHAM AND CHESTER. A Price List, with particulars of Prizes offered for 1879, post free on application. AGENTS: Mr. JOEL MORGAN, Bryn-yr-ychain, Aberystwyth. ) Mr. R. GILLART, junior, Llynlloedd, Machynlleth. Mr. JOHN HUMPHREYS, Coal Merchant, Towyn. Messrs. JOHN EVANS and SON, Llanbedr. Mr. WILLIAM MORGAN, Llanfihangel, Borth. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. STOCK-TAKING SALE I H. R. PUGHE, 2, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS STOCK-TAKING SALE WILL COMMENCE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY l31 ASTONISHING BARGAINS! TERMS-CASH. STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYSTWYTH. R. ROBERTS and SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS, HAVE JUST DISCHARGED PRIME CARGOES OF SPRUCE DEALS, FIRST QUALITY BALTIC RfiD PINE, AND RED DEALS, THEY HAvE ALSO IN STOCK A LARGE QUANTITY OF WHITE AND RED FLOORING BOARDS, YELLOW PINE & PITCH PINE LOGS, & PITCH PINE FLOORING BOARDS, PLANED, TONGUED, AND GROOVED. SAWING, PLANING, MOULDING, &c., BY MACHINERY. A Number of Well-made WHEELBARROWS on Sale. FIREWOOD. RELIANCE HOUSE, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, (Opposite the Meat Market,) and 7, PIER STREET. WILLIAM PROBIN, WORKING LAPIDARY, JEWELLER, AND SILVERSMITH BEGS to inform the Gentry, Inhabitants, and Visitors of Aberystwyth, that he has now on hand' a well- JD selected Stock of Diamond Rings, Wedding Rings, Signet Rings, and Gem Rings. Bright and coloured Gold Jewellery, in all its branches, made upon the premises. Every article warranted. Also a large Stock of Whitby Jet and Bog Oak Ornaments. Old Gold and Silver purchased. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in New and Second-hand Plate. ROBERT QUININE DENTIFRICE, FOR WHITENING AND PRESERVING THE TEETH AND STRENGTHENING THE GUMS. ROBERT ELLIS, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH (Four doors from Marine Terrace.) T. POWELL & CO., MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. HAVING purchased a large quantity of FINE TEAS are prepared to supply the Gentry and Inhabitants .L.L of town and country at prices and quality that will compare favourably with any London house. TERMS CASH. Good strong Common Tea, 1/6; Ditto Morning, 2/- (usual price about 2/9), Fine Kaisow, 2/6; very fine Ditto 3/, Id. 'ess for 6-lb. tins charged 2d. for half-chests. In consequence of spurious imitations of LEA & PERRINS' SAUCE, "Which are calculated to deceive the Public, Lea and Perrins have adopted A NEW LABEL, bearing their signature, thus, Which is placed on every bottle oi WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE, and without which none is genuine. ST Sold Wholesale by the Proprietors, Worcester; Crosse and Blaclcwell, London; and Export Oilmen generally. Retail, by Dealers in Sauces throughout the World. "ABSOLUTELY PURE." SEE ANALYSES .-—Sent Post Free on Application. CI I IQ'Q CRYSTAL SPRINGS. EBBS Bawh lam | Sod.3., Potjiss, Seltzsr, Lemonade, also Water <SWD IHI 1 1 aawm IS H ftk I without Alkali. For rr^ri 4, Kl 1 1 H 1 I\1 GOUT, Litbia Water, and ^ly fef? LIP Lithia and potass Water' WATERS. CORKS BRANDSD 'R- ErLIS SON, RUTHTN,' and cvery label bears fiofr Trade Mark. 8o}.\ everywhere, an,i wholesale of R. ELLIS & SON, RUTHIN, NORTH WALES.