LLANBADARN. A QUEER Fixt).-Last week some boys were examining a rabbit hole in a dingle near this village, when they dis- covered two young pups in excellent condition. It is sup- posed that they had been deposited there by the mother, as they were evidently well cared for.
TREGARON. DEATH AND BURIAL OF MR JOHN LEWIS, (IOAN MYNYW) A correspondent writes, We regret to record the death of John Lewis, Esq., (loan Mynyw), of Rhydyronen House, which occurred on the 31st October. Tregaron was thrown into a state excitement, when on Friday morning at 11 a.m., it was made known that such a lamentable event had taken place. His state of health had for some time been so bad that some of his friends perceived symptons of mental as well as physical derange- ment, until on the above mentioned day it reached its culminating point, and the affectionate father and amiable neighbour put an end to his own life. Mr Lewis, (loan Mynyw), was a poet of high repute throughout the Principality; some years ago in an Eisteddfod where a prize was offered for the best epitaph on loan Tegid's obelisk," the late "Eben Fardd," the adjudicator, pro- nounced his the best of its kind ever produced in the Welsh language. He also lelt an Ode on the Millenium and many other manuscripts, which, it is hoped will be prepared for the press by some of his poetic friends. Mr Lewis was also a very good English and classic scholar. He was clerk to the Guardians and Superintendent registrar &c., for the Tregaron Union. In all his generous dealings he always tried to hide him- self. He was a courtier of obscurity, a despiser of any pre- tence. It was not as a poet and a scholar that this gentle- man was only known. He was a philanthropist; his heart knew no bounds in this respect he was a floward in principle and practice on a smaller scale. He used to visit all the poor houses in the town and neighbourhood to dive into the depths of their sorrow and pain, to attend to the neglected and help the forsaken." He felt pleasure in doing good, and never found himself more happy, we may ven- ture to certify, than in finding all doing and living well. The well being of the town and its vicinity were written on his heart, and he will be long remembered for the establish- ment "of the Tregaron monthly market, which should be called henceforth The Mynyw Market," is decidedly the the bestinthe county. It was on this account that he received a few months since a handsome testimonial which, after all, was only a small sum compared with what he had spent to publish the market throughout the Kingdom, and to obtain the presence of the leading cattle dealers in which he so well succeeded. loan Mynyw may be called Tregaron's great benefactor, for we may venture to say that he has done more towards the improvement of this town than any other since the days of its founder. On Wednesday, Nov. 5th, when the weather was bleak and cold, and the rain incessantly following, a large concourse thronged before Rhydywnen House to pay their friend and benefactor a long farewell. Then slowly, and with solemn steps, when grief grew loud and bitter tears were shed, they bore the dead to the Bwechygwynt Chapel,where the Rev. Mr Jones, the minister of the place, officiated. As passing through the streets we observed all the shutters but one, closed to show respect for the departed. The body was afterwards removed to the Cemetery of the chapel, and deposited be- tween the ashes of his two children and his amiable uncle, the late Rev. John Rees, of Tregaron.
ABERYSTWYTH. DRUNKENNESS.—John Pritchard, of Tretaliesin, was charged before the Mayor (P. Williams, Esq.) on Tuesday, Nov. 11th, with being drank. P.S. Evans proved the case, and defendant was fined 5s. including costs, A RUNAWAY HORsE.-On Friday morning, Nov. 7th, a horse which had been standing at the Queen's Hotel started off in full galop. Finding that he could not manage the horse the attendant jumped out, and allowed the animal to have its run; and it was not until it had come into contact with a tree-fence in Queen's-road, and a lamp-post, which broke the shafts of the carriage, that the horse was stopped. Fortunately no one was run over. ALARM OF FinE.-On Thursday morning about six o'clock, it was discovered that a steal'ilerv/hièh had arrived in the harbour on the previous day with a cargo of coals for Mr J. Jones, Bridge-end was on fire. Happily the tide was rising and there was plenty of water in the harbour, and the fire was soon extinguished before much damage was done. It is thought that in putting out the furnaces some of the fire had not been extinguished, and had been smouldering all night. Of course it is a notorious fact that there is no fire engine at Aberystwyth, aad we suppose the present warning will have no effect on either the inhabitants or the authorities. THE FIRE ESCAPE.—The escape has been removed from its former position behind the Town Hall to the store- house recently used by Alderman Davies in Little Dark- gate street. The removal was made on Thursday in the presence of several admiring inhabitants. It would be well to put gas in the place, or if ever the machine is wanted a good deal of time will be lost in getting lights, and when a fire escape is wanted even the seconds of time are valu- able.
DOLGELLEY TOWN IMPROVEMENTS—Many houses and shops have of late years been erected and improved at Dolgelley, and now we have the pleasure of stating that Mr David Davies, grocer, Bridge-street, has replaced his old premises by a new and attractive building, which is an ornament to the street. Mr Davies has shown his opinion of what the Local Board ought to do-and no doubt will do-by putting the shop floor on such a level as will be con- venient when a pavement is made in front of his pre- mises. The street is a narrow one, and much frequented— two omnibuses run along it to and from the trains-a ,d ) there is no doubt abolt the necessity for n footpath, which ve trust ohortly ,u i:>¡;¡" ,a,le D»i^eiiev is sutgularly defi cicnt in footpaths, and it is to ne hope 1 at some not distant chv a ^reat loc.d reformer will aria" and show ns what a delightful town th;s might I)P. If man only take the side of Na'-ure instead of fighting against her J — where could Dolgelley be exceiled LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening, Nov. 4th, a lecture was delivered bv the Rev. Ahel J. Parry, Clonghfield, the sub- ject being "Religious Abstinence The lecture was under the auspices of the Good Templars. Mr D. Jones, book- binder, W.C.T., presided. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, 1874.—The committee of the Dolgelley Independent -v-h'.ol Association met on Tuesday evening, November 11th. Llanelltvd, Dolcrelley, Islaw'rdref, Penyresgynfa, Brvnteg, Brithdir, and Soar, had sent their representatives to the meeting. A letter was also received from Rhydymain. The latter end of August or the beginniog of September was agreed to as the most convenient time to hold the meetings tor 1874; the exact date to be hereafter agreed upon. The Rev. D. Griffith, Dolgelley, was appointed president. Mr W. Hughes, printer, Dolgelley, and the Rev. J. Robert, L'anelityd, were appointed ex iminers. Addresses will be delivered by Mr G. Price, Llanfachreth, and the Rev. R. Ellis, Brithdir. The singing will be under the leadership of the Rev. E. Stephens, TanynHrian. CONCERT.—On Friday evening, Nov. 7th, a succpssful concert was given at the Public Rooms, under the presi- dency of Dr E. Jones. The attraction of the evening was the performance of the Cantata y Plant (The Children's Cantata), which was creditably performed. The performers were the Tonic Sol-fa, Choir, Air Roberts aud party, and Eos Morlais. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr O. Roberts, schoolmaster, for his exertions in raising the standard of singing in the town gene- rally The following was the programme the audience was greatly disappointed that Eos Morlais did not sing "Bedd Llewelyn," as annoanced Solo on the harmonium, Mr Thomas Casson opening chorus, Chorus of Birds," Children; song, "The Bov," Master Lewis Lloyd; song and chorus, "The cuckoo;" air "The bov," Master John O. Jones; duet, Two goldfinches;" solo, "The boy," Master D Ellis song and chorus, "Robin redbreast;" solo and recit, The eagle the child's speech, Master W. D. Pughe; song and recit, Wren, thrush, and bee;" tenor solo, The boy," Mr David Jones song, "The nightingale;" trio, Sky-l.trk;" song and chorus, Cydganwn Haleliwia;" song, Mentra Gwen," Eos Mor- lais glee, Hark Appollo strikes the lyre," Tonic Solfa Choir chora lmarch, Come, merry comrades, all," Mr Roberts and paity; glee, "Now by day's retiring lamp," Tonic Solfa Choir; song, "Mysweetheart when a boy," Eos Morlais; glee, "Let the hills resound" (Dedicated to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales), Tonic Solfa Choir; chorus, "Halle- lujah to the Father," Tonic Solfa Choir; solo, "Thou shalt break them," Eos Morlais chorus, Hallelujah," Tonic Solfa Ch ar finale, "God save the Queen." PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER.—Before Lewis Williams and John Vaughan, Esquires. Assault. -M;i rgttret Roberts, of Dewisbren ucha, near Dol- gelley, was charged by Ann Jones, of Lawnt, Dolgelley, with assaulting her on the 3rd Nov. The complainant deposed I was sitting in my brother's h >use on the 3rd inst. Defendant commenced heating me and kicked me. I never raised my hand against her. Defendant appeared and pleaded guilty, and w s fined 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs, which was paid. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, 8TH NOV., 1873.—• Before Lewis Williams, Charles Edwards, and John Vaughan, Esquires. Larceny.-Anne Pugh, of Cwrt, Pbisynitre, Dolgelley, who had been remanded, was again brought up in cu-tody charged with having feloniously stolen a certain cash box, containing three pounds in monev of the goods and chattels of Lewis Robert", baker, Upper Smithfield Street, Dolgeliey, on the 3rd Nov. Catherine Roberts deposed: I Jive at Dolgelley, and am the wife of Lewis Roberts. The prisoner Ann Pugh was at my house washing on Monday last, the 3rd Nov. She came about half-past nine o'clock in the morning She washed in the cellar and came to the kitchen to fetch water. About two o'clock I went to the cash box, which was kep. in the dresser drawer in the kitchen. Tne box then contained about X3. There was one half-s ivereign in gold, and the rest in silver and copper in it. The drawer was unlocked, and 'he keys (including the cash box key) were inside. I went out of the house about twenty minutes to four in the afternoon, leaving my daughter Gwen Williams and the prisoner alone in the house. I returned to the house about five p.m. I went to the dresser drawer at seven o'clock and found the cash box missing. I searched the h uie and the prisoner was present. I accused her of stealing the cash box and the money. She at first denied, but afterwards said if I came with her she would show me where they were. Gwen Williams deposed I am the daughter of Catherine Roberts. The prisoner washed at our house on Monday, the 3rd Nov. I was in the house with her alone during most part of the afternoon. I went out several times, and was away altogether about ten minutes, leaving the prisoner alone in the house. I was present when the house was searched for the cash box. I found the cash box concealed outside the cellar window wrapped up in linen. It was placed in a position that a person could reach it through the grating outside the house. By the si'ie of the b IX I found a bag containing 17s. 41,1. in copper The bag and the linen belonged to us and were kept in the cellar. Vnuglian was present when the cash box and bag were found. They were handed over to Police Inspector Jones. Mary Jones deposed: I am in service at the Golden Goat, (otherwise Butcher's Arms) Dolgelley.' About twelve o'clock on Monday night, the 3rd Nov., I saw the prisoner coming from the direction of Ffos-y-felin. She stopped down close to the cellar window of Lewis Roberts, and appeared as if nutting her hand through the grating. Lewis Roberts deposei: I am the husband of Catherine Roberts. I was in the cellar about mid- night on Monday last, and heard the noise of omething touching the cellar window. I went there and found a rag containing 10s. imgold, and 26s. 4d. in silver. I gave them to Inspector Jones. Owen Jones deposed: I am Inspector of Police at Dolgelley. About eijht o'clock en Monday night, the 3rd Nov., I received information that a cash box had been stolen from Lewis Roberts. I went there. and the linen produced, which was wrapped round the cash box, also the bag containing 17s. 4id. in copper, were handed over to me. The next day I apprehended the prisoner, and charged her with stealing the cash box and the money, and cautioned her in the usual way. The prisoner stated in Welsh, I cannot tell an untruth; I did steal the cash box and the money. I do not know what came oVer me. I never stole a pennyworth before from anyone." The prisoner was undefended, and in replv to the usual caution by the Magistrates, said Shd had nothing to say. Prisoner was committed to take her trial at ihe Quarter Sessions. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, SATURDAY, Nov. 8TH.— Present Mr David Jones, Dolgelley, tanner, Chairman, Mr Lewis Williams, Vronwnion, Dolgelley, ex-officio, Mr Charles Jones, Coesfaen, Barmouth, ex-officio, Mr Charles Edwards, Dolserau, ex-officio, Mr John Vaughan, Nannau, ex-officio, Messrs Edward Jones, Ship Hotel, Dolgelley, Evan Jones, maltster, Dolgelley, Hugh Jones, Talyllyn, R. M. Jones, Llanegryn, J. J. Griffiths, Llan- aber, Edward Richards, Mallwyd, and Mr Owen Owen, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant. Infectious Ward.-It was resolved that a committee be appointed to look into this matter, and report to the Board, and the following gentlemen were accordingly appointed Messrs Hugh Jones, Edward. Jones, Lewis Williams, John Vaughan, and Edward Jones. Di-ainage.-It was proposed by Mr Edwards that the question of the drainage of the Workhouse be reported on at the next meeting.—Agreed. [Through a mistake, we have failed to receive our usual report.] READING ROOM. On Monday evening, loth November, the General Annual Meeting ot the Dolgelley News Room and Library was held chair ^001?- Resent Mr Ed. Walker in the Bank' David .Jones Parry, North and South Wales Bank' R. Williams' National 'school^c. H dJo "e^pSlr8 R. W. Wi liams, chemist, Wm. Jones, Inspector Of Nopanoes Rich ird Jone-, New Shop, J. C. Hughes, Springfield street: Lewis Williams, auctioneer, John Edwards, saddler, Llewelyn Pritchar J, station master, John Ellis, secretary. The secretary, at the request of the chairman, read tho annual report of the committee, which was as follows The committee have pleasure in submitting this their annual < report, and in informing the members that the club is now progressing year by year in its members, and consequently in its receipts. The accounts submitted by the secretary have been examined with the vouchers and f lund correct, and which shew that, the number of members for the year ending 31st August last, was 120, being an increase of 30 members over that of the previous year. The total receipts, including a balance broug it forward from la-t year of £9 15s. 9J., sub- scriptions, proceeds of annual concert, rent of bowling groen, cash in visitors'box, and amount received for o'd newspapers, were X75 2s. 7d, The payments, including a new book-case (£10), papers, periodicals, printing, stationery, expenses of annual concert, binding the Times, Illustrated London News, and Punch, attendant's and secretary's salaries, postage, &c amounted to X62 183. lid leaving a balance of y,9 19s. 2d. in treasurer's hands, and £2 4s. 6d. arrears of subsciiptions which have subsequently been paid. Your committee have also to report that the late Richard Meredvth Richnrds, Esquire, of Caerynwch, presented the club with forty-five volumes of books, being a complete edition of Murray's Home and Colonial Library. Books have also been pre,ented by the following, namely: by friends of the club who performo,l the Tnal Scene iu the Merchant of Vonic, six volumes, Mr John Johnspn, one volume, Mr David Davies, three volumes, and lir William Jones, one volume, which makes a total of nfty-six volumes being presented to the club by members during the past year. Further donations of books woul bo very acceptable. The Bowling Green is on hand since the 1st of Sept., and the committee intend carrying out the resolution passed at the last General Annual Meeting of the members, in having the same put in proper repair and condition, and more as a bowling green, croquet and quoit grcund. Two vacancies have taken place in the Committee: one having occurred through Mr. W. Pugh, l*te 1 of the N. P. Bank, discontinuing to be a subscriber, and the other through the dpath of R. M. Richards, Esq. The two members of the committee who retire in rotation according to the rules are Col. Burbury, C.B., and the Rev. Evan Lewis, who are eligible for re-election." After the reading of the report, the following gentlemen were duly elected to fill up the vacancies in the committeeMr. Edward Walker, Mr. T. P. Jones Parry, N. & S. Wales Bank, and Mr. Evan Jones, Rhydwen. It was unanimously resolved that the Bowling Grean b thoroughly put in repair provided the CaLnmitte,) have sufficient funds for that purpose, and the following gentlemen were elected to act as a sub-committee:—Mr E.Walker,M,r J. C.Roberts, chemist, and Mr. Meryrick Jones, Welsh Tweed Manufacturer. The annual concert, in aid of the funds of the Institute, has been fixed to t"ke phce on the 23rd Dec., 1873. A vote of sympathy with Mrs. Richards and her family in their present bereavement was u nmim usW pas.el. Her deceased nusband was an honorary member of thelnstitut "i,and an annual subscriber to it. It is but a few weeks ago since he presented the News Room with 45 volumes. After a vote of th inks to the chairman, the meeting ended.
DEATH OF THE EARL OF LISBURNE. The fourth Earl of Lisburne died on Saturday, November 8th, aged seventy-three, at. Crossw(lod, the family seat, situated about nine miles from Aberystwyth. He spent last winter at Torquay, and then resided for about a fort night at Crosswood, afterwards going to Harrogate, from which place he had returned about a fortnight, when after riding over a portion of his estate he was attacked by a, severe cold, and was attended by Dr Gilbertson, who is the fumily physician. A medical man from [London was also called in, but the illness ended fatally as we have al- ready stated. The late Right Honourable Ernest Au;ustu, Vancrhan, Earl of Lisburne, county Antrim, Viscount Lishurn" arid Lord Vaughan, Baron of Fethers, county Tipp rary, in the peerage of Ireland, was the second -on of John, third earl, by the Honourable Lucy Ccurtenay, fifth daughter of William, second Viscounc Courtenay, and sister of the ninth Earl of Devon. The deceased peer was bom 30th October, 1800, and married first, in August, 1835, Mary, second daughter "f the late Sir Lawrence Palk, Birt., by Lady Elizabeth Vaughan, his lordship's aunt, which hiy died in July, 1851; and, sec n ily, 5ch April, 1853, the H"o. Harriet E. Mitchell, Maid of Honour to Queen Adelaide, daughter of Col. Henry Hugh Mitchell, by Lady Harriet Somerse:. daughter of the fifrh Duke of Beaufort. His lordship leaves surviving isMie bJ his first marriage, two sons and a daughter namely, Ernest Augu-vus ivlallet. Lord Vaughan. his successor, in the earl- dom. bom -Tune 26, 1836, who was married -June 24, 1858. to Laura, third daughter of Mr E Iwin Burnaby, of Bag- grtve I-lall, Leic.est-r,h- re, and by her (who died March 29, 1865). has issue a son, Henry Arthur, and three daugl)tc; s Captain Hon. Henry Courtenay Vaughan, of the Ivifle Brigade, and Lady Khzabeth, married to Mr T Inghs Jones, of Derrv Oimonde, Cardiganshire and by his second marriage he had an only daughter, Lady Ger- trude, who died in September, 1869. The late earl repre- sented C irdiganshire in the House of Commons from Feb- uary 1854 to Miv, 1 859, having succeeded Col. Powell who vacated his seat at fhe commencement of the parlia- S entarv session in the first-named year. The deceased peer was a Conservatfve. From Myrick's "History of Cardigan" d; r,ppears that Edward Vaughan, Esq.,(who died in 1683, was the son of Sir John Vaughan, Kent, Lord Chief Justice of the Oom- mon Plas), married Lititia. daughter of Sir William Hooke,of London,the issue of which marriage was John Vaiigban,F,,q who was created by King William by patent dated June,1695, a baron and viscount by the titles of Viscount Lisburne, Lord V aughan, Baron of Fethers. in Ireland. He married Mallet Wilmot, third daughter of John, Earl of Rochester, and died in 1721, and left three sons and three daughters. John the 2nd Viscount was married twice, but died without male issue in 1741, when the honours descended to Wilmot. the third viscount, who married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Watson, Esq., and died in January, 1766, leaving two Sons and one daughter. Wilmot, the eldest son, succeeded his father in 1766, and was raised to the dignity of Earl on|Julyl6th, 1776. He was married twice, and was succeeded in the Earldom by his eldest son Wilmot on January 6th, 1800, who died unmarried in July, 18O, He was succeeded by his brother John, third Earl of Lis- burne, father of the deceased peer, who succeeded in 1831, and also of the Honourable George Lawrence born in 1802 Hon. George Shafto, born 1803; Hon William Malet, born 1807, died in 1867 and Lady Lucy Vaughan, born in'1809 and died in 1867. The Earl died 0 n the 18th of May! 1831, and was succeeded by his eldest son now deceased. The following is extracted from Dr Nicholas's annals and Antiquities of the County Families of Wales, 1872:— LISBURNE, ERNEST AUGUSTUS VAUGHAN, EARL OF. Creation.—Earl of Lisburne, 1776; Viscount Lisburne, Lord Vaughan, and Baron of Fethers, 1695. Is a J.P. and D.L. fcr the co. of Cardigan. Arms. -Sa. a chevron, between 3 fleurs de lis, arg., the ensigns of Collwyn ap Tangno, Lord of Eifionydd. Crest.- An armed arm, embowed, ppr., holding a fleur de lis, arg. Sul)porters. -Dexter, a dragon, regardant, wings endorsed, vert, gorged with a collar, sa., edged, arg., and charged with 3 fleurs de lis, of the last, thereto a chain, or a sinister, a unicorn, regardant, arg., armed, maned, tufted, and unguled, or, collared and chained at the dexter. Motto.-Non revertar inultus. The deceased earl was the recognized head of the Con- servative party in Cardiganshire, and his desire to further their interests was proved by his sacrificing his well-known partiality for a country life to represent in Parliament the county of Cardigan from 1854 to 1859, when his health compelled him to retire and resume those pursuits he loved so well. His kindness of heart endeared him to all who knew him, and his loss will be widely felt by none more than by his tenants and dependants, whose welfare it was his constant deaire to promote. The late earl evinced his love for a country life in many ways, but nothing could exceed his fondness for beautifying Crosswood, and improv- ing the large estates he succeeded to, a large amount being constantly expended in carrying out many material improve- ments, and with so much wisdom that it is gratifying to know his life was sufficiently prolonged to enable him to reap, to a considerable extent, the fruits of his policy. To those unacquainted with the Crosswood estates forty years ago, it is almost impossible to convey an idea of how much they have been changed, the results of the planting alone being marvellous-large extents of otherwise bare and bleak land in. the valley of the Ystwyth and its tribu- taries have been converted into beautiful woodlands, be- coming not only a source of great profit but adding im- mensely to the beauty of the scenery. As a farmer on the largest scale, the late Earl was also well known; and for many years past no public meeeting of agri- culturists was ever held without his lordship's name being warmly welcomed and identified with that interest. His home farm of more than a thousand acres of well-cultivated land bore ample testimony to his possession of great practical skil, prudence and foresight in carrying out improvements. His herd of Hereford cattle was the larg -st and finest in the western division of Wales white his flock of Shropshire Downs was the subject of his lordship's constant attention no expense being spared in maintaiaing the standard of excellence that made his lordship's flocks celebrated. It was no doubt owing to the direct interest taken in farming that the late Earl endeared himself so much to his tenantry, who were always assured of a hearty sympathy and no estate in Wales could offer a more complete illustration of confidence subsisting between landlord and tenant. He introduced upon his farm all the modern improvements in agricultural implements, and was ever ready to lend them to the surrounding farmers, and took a very lively interest in the Crosswood and Gogerddan Agricultural Show. It will be felt by all the .tenants that they have suffered a great loss in the death of the Earl. The restoration of several churches, and the building and maintenance of schools, were amongst his good works, while the poor in the surrounding districts will mourn the loss of a warm- hearted friend and benefactor, whose charities were dis- pensed in a liberal and most unostentatious manner. His remains will be interred to-day /Friday), and next woelc wo ohall give an account of the funeral.
BURGLARY AT BONDED STORES. If any proof were needed to satisfy the public generally of the efficiency and important advantages of Milner's patent safes, Swansea hag supplied at least two examples where they have been severely tested in totally different ways. Many remember the serious conflagration at the Harbour Offices some years ago, when all the deeds, regis- ters, and other important documents were preserved, having been deposited in one of Milner's safes-41a, list 2—whilst everything else was entirely consumed. Early this year one of their safes, of precisely the same size and class was subjected to a test of a very different character. It appears that a successful attempt was made to enter the bonded stores of Messrs T. Ford and Co., Swansea. The outside door leading to the stores in Pier-street is fastened by a strong bar, which is secured by a padlock; this was forcibly wrenched open, and thus an en- trance was obtained to the building. Every desk and drawer in the offices was broken open and ransacked; but the efforts of the burglars appear to have been specially directed to the safe. With considerable skill a hole as large as a crown piece was drilled through the door just where they, doubtless, supposed the bolt to be with the evident intention of forcing it back; but in this they were at fault. A second hole was drilled, and a further attempt made on the door, the front plate of which was forcibly removed from the fire-proof com- partment, but still they were baffled, a,nd finally un- able to get at the contents. The thieves are evidently ex- perienced and no novices; and it must have taken them two or three hours to drill through the wrought iron door. It is most satisfactory to find their attempts, were, how- ever, frustrated as we are informed that the safe contained a considerable amount of money; although it would appear that this is quite an exceptional case, as Messrs Ford and Co. are in the habit of banking daily. We would strongly advise all those who have not a Milner's safe on their premises forthwith to procure one. We have had many opportunities of bear- ing testimony to their efficiency, both against fire and thieves. The safes referred to above were supplied re- spectively to the Harbour Trust and to Messrs Ford and Co. by our fellow-townsman Mr J. W. Morris, secretary to the hospital, who has represented Messrs Milner and Sons in this town for upwards of twenty years. LiLSUJansca Herald. ascagra i jii'im——i———
MARKET REPORTS. UOltN AVERAGES, For the week ending Saturday, November 8th. The following are the quantities (in quarters) sold, and the prices, this year and last year :— QUANTITIES SOLD, PRICE? This year. Last year. This year. Last vear Wheal .58,180 47,021 60s 9d 56s 9d Bariey .81,797 68,456 43s 9d i." 43d 3d Oats 4,610 4,1576 241 IOJ 22s 4d CORN, &c. LIVERPOOL, TUESDAY.—To-day there was a small attendance of millers, and the business in wheat was on a restricted scale, at a reduction of Id to 2d per cental on the week. Flour moved very slowly, at nominally previous prices. Beans and peas unchanged. Oats dull. Indian corn was 3,1 per quarter better than on Friday last, and a fair business was done at the rates of this day week. PBIOKS (last week). IAA, American Wheat lis. 6d. to 13a. \i^ LONDON, MONDAY.—There was Plenty foreign wheat last week, aud moderate arrival parley, and maize. English wheat 4,416 quarters,, foreign 3(3,643 quarters; exports 6,768quarters. °f fieth sam- ples on the Essex and Kentish stands Was SIUall) ,(lld mostly wanting in condition. Ine trade was slow for the best, at unaltered rates. 1° 0 usmess was limited, and American sorts were la per quarter lower for the week. Country flour 21,275 sacks, f°'«gn 916 sacks and 15,341 barrels; exports 3,348 cwts. Trade was inactive, but prices of the best country marks were unchanged, and this was the case with the besforeign samples. British barley 5 274 quarters, foreign W,^i)u quarters. Malting, distilling, aud grinding qualities found a quiet demand at the pre- vious currency. Malt was steady, with prices unchanged; exports 354 quarters. Maize 10,785 quarters. This grain was Gd per quarter dearer. English oats 2,055 quarters, [ Scotch 2,320 quarters, Irish 2,585 quarters, foreign :i5,9il quarters- T■ ^ei'e Waa a fair demand for good corn, at the full rates of Monday last, and no change was noted in infe- | rior- sorts, hmglish beans 1,113 quarters, foreign 2,215 quarters. The trade was rather dearer for good hard qualities. English peas 1,826 quarters, foreign 68 quarters. White aQrl4 ai well as hog feed, were fully as dear. j J 1. -). ;Ki S- V *2.w J.ND Fioua IJJ illtK LAW*. vVhe t ,.HU- ;;t^ '• v & Wheat N" f ^oa 68 j Barley 5I Beans <j9 Il SO Flour, ■. j y:<best Ho o 50 7'. LIVERPOOL, FRIDAY.-The market, with an unusually | small attendance of millers, assumed a quiet appearance, at the rates of Tuesday. Flour in lD()demte request, and un- | changed. Beans and peas as on lat market day. Oats very flat. Indian corn in limited demand, at a reduction of 3d per 480 lb3 since Tuesday. LONDON, WEDNESDAY.—The market was quiet. Eng- lish wheat met a dull sale; foreign and American very quiet. Fl .ur a slow sale, at previous values. Bartey rt), mains firm. Oats dull, and rather cheaper. Maize firm. Beans and peas unaltered.-Arrivals: British whe,t, 1W. quarters; barley, 600 quarters; oats, 2,800 quarter^ Foreign wheat, 17.110 quarters; oats, 45,800 quarters; I floui, 200 sacks. PORTMADOC, FBIDAY. -Prices: Wheat, 63s Od to 64s Od per quarter; barley, 16s Od to 18s Od per 11 score oats, 22s od to 2:3.3 Od per qr.; oatmeal, 00s per 11 scores eggs, 7 to 8 for sixpence fowls, 2s 4d to 3& Od per couple fi-> 3>i to 4s Per couple, potatoes, 5 s 6d to 6s 0d 1U ,Jv!js P°t butter 15dj to 16d; fresh butter, Wd to 20d per lb; mutton lOd to lid per lb; beef, lOd to lid per lb; veal, Od to Od p«r lb; pork, 9d to lOd per lb. ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAT.-Wheat, 88 Od to 98 ad per bushel; barley, 5s Od to 5s 6d oats, 38 Od to 3s 6d; eggs, 00 to 12 for a shilling; salt butter, 14d to 15d; fresh ditto, Is 4d to Is 5d per Ib fowls, 3s 6d to 4:1 01 per couple; ducks, 43 9d to 5s Od per couple; geelB, 4s 6d to 6s Od each; turkeys, Os Od to 0s Od each; potatc e's, 14 to 16 lbs for a shilling. CATTLE. LIVERPO OL, MONDAY.—The supplies to-day con" t sisted of 3,410 cattle and 7,900 sheep, being 584 cattle more and 1,100 sheep less than last week. Both cattie and t sheep met a slow trade, at lower prices.—The quotations I were: Best cattle, 7|d to 8 £ d per lb second ditto, Od to I 7^d; sheep, 7|d to yd. I METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted t > 11,539 f -In the corresponding week last year we received 1 9,533; in 1871, 21,630; iu 1870, 15,789; in 1869, 11,021; and in 1868, 6,129 head. There has been an absence of any important feature in the cattle trade to-dav. The sup- plies have been about an average, but, as usual, prime stock has been scarce. From our own grazing districts the receipts of beasts have been moderate. For prime breeds the market has been firm, and 6s 4d per 8 lbs has been paid; otherwise the trade has been dull, and prices have had a drooping tendency. From Lincolnshire. Leicester- shire, and Northamptonshire we have received about 1,750, from other parts of England about 500, and from Ireland about 250 head. The foreign trade has been dull, and inferior breeds have been lower to sell. English sheep have been scarce, and the value of such has bten firm, although the demand for them has not been active, the best Downs and half-breds making 6s 8d to 6s lOd per 8 lbs. Foreign breeds, of which a fair supply has been on offer, have been dull, and lower to sell. Calves have changed hands quietly at about previous quotations. Pigs sold at late rates. BIRMINGHAM, TUESDAY.—There was about an aver- age number of beasts on offer to-day, the general condition middling. The trade ruled heavy, with a lower tendency in prices. Sheep were a moderate supply the demand for mutton was dull, and lower prices submitted to. Fat pigs a fair supply trade steady.—The current quotations are Beef, 7d to 8d per lb; mutton. 81 to 9id per lb; bacon 2 pigs, 9s 6d to 10s 9d per score; porket ditto, lis 3d to lis 6d per score. MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON PROVISION, MOND-IY.- l'titt last week from Ireland were 635 tirkins butter and 4.252 bales bacon, and from foreign ports 30,440 packages butter and 1,288 bales 312 boxes bacon. In the Irish butter market tnere was no change to notice last week. Foreign iu good supply. Best Dutch declined to 130s to 136s in other descriptions little alteration. The bacon market ruled slow, without change in value; best Waterford sizeable charged 76s on board for orders. LONDON HOP, MONDAY. Business to day is re- stricted on account of the high rate of money. Holders, however, stili show no disposition to yield much in value, and it is only here and there that parcels can be bought at slight reductions. Yearlings continue firm. There Is a fair amount of business doing in the foreign market, with well-maintained values. Mid and East Kent 123s 140s 1 £ 9j Weald of Kent H0j 126s 135j Sussex loos 1123 1203 CountryFarnham 12JS 130s 1603 Famham no3 170s LIVERPOOL WOOL, FRIDAY.—Very little has been done this week by private contract. At the intermediate public sales held here on the 5th and 7th instant, 4,153 ballots Peru, 483 bales Lima, 1,008 bales River Plate, and about 1,400 bales Donskoi, Angora, Egyptian, Oporto, and Mogadore were brought forward, of which about 2,600 bal- lots Peru, 370 bales Lima, and 200 River Plate passed the hammer, Peruvian wools showing a decline of id to jl per lb from last sale rates. Lima and River Plate ruled about the same, whilst other descriptions had to be withdrawn for want of attention. East India, white, lOd to 21d yellow, 5d to 16Jd grey, &c., 3d to 13-lad; washed Peru- 2 vian, 12d to 19d.; washed River Plate, lOd to 15d'; unwashed River Plate, 6d to lOd. Washed Morocco, 9d to 14d unwashed Morocco, 6d to lOd. Egyptian whit<=, 9d to 29d, Oporto fleece, 17J to L<Sd •0.11, 2A LLJA to 3^ OCl. AIREVOO OQ fid TO a., OJ per lb. LONDON WOOL, MCNDA.Y.-The rise in the Bank rate and the unsettled state of the money market have weakened the demand for English wool, and prices have been hardly so firm. For Colonial wool by private con- tract the enquiry has been less extensive. CURKENT PRICKS. This year. Last year. (Per lb.) a. d. o. d. s. d. g. d. FLEECES—Soutadown hoggets. 1 8 to 1 8i 1 9, to 1 lOi Half-bred ,litto 19 1 9i.. 1 9 110 Kentdeecas. 18 1 9 1 lot 1 11 8.iJowaewes and waihe.rB 1 4i I 5 1 9 1 10 Leicester ditto .,18 1 U.J.- 1 11 2 0 SORTS—Clothing, picklocK I 7 i 1 7 1 8 Prime l 4 i 1 4 1 5 Choice 1 8 i L 1 3 1 3J Super 1 2 1 2 121 Oosnbiug, wether mat. 18 1 8: 1 10 1 11 Pioklock i 6 i 7 1 74 1 8 Common 1 4 5 1 6" 1 7i Hog matching 1 lli 2 0 1 lii 2 0t PioalocJs matching. 7i > 1 | Super ditto 1 5J 1 61.. 1 O" 1 71 LIVERPOOL PRODUCE, TUESDAY. Sugar very inanimate. Ashes: Pots 34g 6d, pearls 47s. Nitrate of soda 100 tons, lis 3d to 12s. Lard: 100 tons, at 38a Gd. Palm oil: No sales. Tallow: More enquiry, and prices unchanged, Olive oil quiet. Linseed oil dull. Rapeoilin limited demand. Rosin, 83 6d to 9s per cwt. Spirits of turpentine 33s. Petroleum a slow sale, Is 2d to Is 2!¿d, TRADE INTELLIGENCE. Ttib CflOPS AND THE CORN TIC AD The Mark Lane Express says—Though much rain has fallen, there have been intervals for a renewal of field labours. The earliest sowings are well up, and have everp indication of health, and as some lands only require plant- ing a little before Christmas, all necessary work may b° then accomplished. The damp has, however, been against thrashing, yet wheat prices have kept very steady, and fine qualities in some places were rather dearer. While Con. tinental demands have increased the value of white Australian in London, the improvement is still greater in France, say in many parts Is to 2s, while Paris is also Is dearer. Germany, too, maintains firmer rates. The reality of the general failure of the rye crop becomes more and more apparent, and the only available substitute is maize. This grain is, we think, destined to more general use. Foreign arrivals of wheat, though liberal, d" not in the least distress the market. Holland and iieMivn main steady, but New York notes Is decline i W," wllch we fully expected would gIve WaY, as yet maintains hlgb rates.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. [WEATHER PERMITTING.] The Marquess of Londonderry's Harrier3 will meet on Monday, November 18 Abergwydol Each day at 10 o'clock. RAINFALL AT PENIABTH-MERIONETHSHIRE, FOR OCTOBER, 1873. Day. inches. Dav. Inches. 1 O'lg 17 013 2 nH 18 0l1 3 0 16 19 0-00 4 016 20 0'33 5 0-00 21 0*65 6 057 22 0 29 7 ••• 0 10 23 0-33 0 10 24. 0-21 0*32 25 OCO 0-39 23 000 1-05 27 o-OO 0-02 28 O'OO 13 O'OO 29 000 14 0'07 30 0-28 15 000 31 1-00 16 0-13 —— Total inches 6.72 Number of rainy days 22 "Wettest day, 11th .105 inches. (Sigred) COOKE. TIDE TABLE FOR A13KRYSTWYT:7, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Nov. Aberystwyth. I Aberdovey. Barmouth. a. m. p. m. I a. m, P. m. a. m. p. tn. Fri. 14 3 13 3 47 3 42 4 16 3 22 3 56 Sat. 15 4 20 4 49 I 4 49 5 18 4 29 4 08 Sun. 16 5 15 5 27 5 44 5 56 5 24 .3 3c, Mon. 17 5 36 5 56 6 5 6 25 9 45 G 5 Tues. 18 I 6 14 6 32 6 43 7 1 6 23 6 41 Wed. 19 1 6 51 7 7 720 7 36 7 0 7 16 Thur. 20 7 23 7 39 I 7 52 8 8 5 7 32 7 4s Printeil by K. H. VENAOLES; and Pub.ished for the Proprietors at thø ,hvelJing.h,nlse ,)f ,L.con .JoE. High-street, Bala. iJ! the county of Merioneth; of JOHN ^MORGAN, 00, Pier-street, Aberystwyth, in the county of Cardigan; and of DAVID LLOVD Portmadoc, *n the county of Carnarvon. I Friday, November Uth, 187a
K^YIYAL or THE CYMMRODORION I SOCIETY. A Metic,' held at the Freemasons' J Tav t!- f -,es an d regulations of this society | ♦er i!tiiv .isist-d Amollg those present ve noticed | Mr i iugh. "ii-iirman), Mr. W. Jones, Gwrgano, Mr I Q Mr B. T. Williams, Mr R. G. Wil- liam. y Rc hards, Mr Stephen Evans, Ntr J. Gritfi h. IT litjbyd'i,- the Rev. R. Jones, Rotherhithe, the the R -v.E..i line-i. of the London Welsh Church, Mr Ellis Jon. Air W. Davies, Mynorydd, Mr Erasmus Jones, and Ms K .hmd I'hilli;is, honorary secretary. Mr (L'GH UWEV, on taking the chair, alluded to the origin "f the present movement, and said that it had really sprung from some suggestions which were thrown out by his friend G .hehyd.i some time since, at a meeting held in conn c:i.>n with the South Wales Choral Union Funu. The gent■•i.-iiien ure^-r.t received Gohebydd's suggestions warmly, and tile. 'oinmittee of the Prize Fund was requested to res,;K'e itself in* a nucleus of the revived Cymmrodorion Society. Mr Roland Phillips having kindly supplied the committee with a few interesting facts respecting the old soci,-ty and its proceedings, steps were at once taken to- war-1, n ryillg out the project. The promptitude of the gentlemen composing the Committee of the Frize Fund m taking the matter up was unquestionably a sure proo that there was some very useful work to be done hy the societj in the interests of Wales, and he felt convinced that such heiu' he case, those present that evening would only be too gUd, as true-hearted Welshmen, to assist in getting it done. (Loud cheers.) He then called upon Gwrgant to was loudly cheered. He stood be- fore th-'in, he said, as the only surviving member of the Council of the old Cymmrodonon (Cheers.) The Society was fir^t established in libo. lhrough some mismanage- ment or other, in a few years it collapsed, and it was deemed expedient to have it re-established in 1820. It maintained its lic, and perfoinied very useful work for many years, but a second tune its work was suspended, and in 1838 another opportunity of reviving it was offered and taken advantage 41f. The last meeting held in connection with it was in 1843. He, being the librarian of the Society, had the honour of being present at that meeting, and if he re- membered aright, the others present on that occasion were the lace Marquis of Bute, the Right Hon. Chas. Wynne, of Mom-omervshiie, Mr Rice Trevor, Mr D. Lewis, Mr Hugh Hughes, and Mr .John Parry (Bardd Alaw), the secretary. Now that they were about to reorganise the Society once more, he hoped that they could count upon having among its vice-presidents the present Marquis of Bute and the pre- sent .Mr Wynne. (Loud cheers.) At that meeting it was resolved that the transactions of the Society should be sent to -the British Museum, and he thought that Mr Parry, the secretary of the Society, had conveyed there also all the papers of the Society. tie hoped that was the case, as then they could easily be got at, and undoubtedly they would prove of very great service to the Society. (Cheers.) Mr BRINXEY RICHARDS said he had, in the first place, to make the extremely pleasant announcement to them that he had, at the request of the Committee, written to Sir W. W. Wynn, who at once consented to become the president of the society, and who promised also to contribute towards its fund a handsome sum annually. (Loud applause.) He (the. speaker) felt considerably elated to find their old friend Gwrgant present among them that evening. Gwrgant had an h £ r orical charm attached to his name as being the only livinc person who could be said to be closely identified with the past glories of the Cymmrodorion Society, it gave him more faith iu the present attempt at resuscitating the so- ciety to and his friend Gwrgant coming forward so hope- fully and so cheerfully to lend his support to the move- ment. (Cheers.) He thought that the society had a great deal of useful and necessary work to do. For instance, the society might well put it down as one of its objects to sup- plement the work of the Eisteddfod. What has become of the many valuable essays and poems that have from time to time been written for our national gatherings ? They are not to be found they were never published, for the simple reason that the writers had not the funds necessary to have them published. And what has been the result of all this ? Why, the Eisteddfod has been from time to time criticized by blind people-the institution has been misrepresented and the nation has had heaped upon it from time to time undeserved ridicule. Could not, then, the Cymmrodorion Society step forward and supply this great want ?-that is, could it not be the means of bringing to light some of their old masterpieces, and also to assist in having the works of their countrymen that may io future be written brought to the knowledge of the literary and artistic world generally? He felt sure that it could and, looking upon it in that light, he was prepared to lend it his best support. There was an erroueous notion floating about, he thought, respecting their Eisteddfod. It was never meant to be a warming- pun for mediocre artists or singers. The Eisteddfod was an'"ducviouai institution; and, besides, it was supposed to afford a wholesome :ecreation to the people. And, by the way he held it to be a sad mistake to Anglicise it in the slightest degree. Let the institution be carried on as far as practicable in the old way, and let the Cymmrodorion Society lend a helping hand in preierviug our national characteristics and in bringing native talent to the forefront. Stephens' book on the literature of the Cynimry would never have seen the light but for the generosity of Sir John Guest. Let the Cymmrodorion Society, then, be the means of securing to them works of equal worth and merit. The speaker next referred to the excellent work done by the Percy Society and, after expressing his satisfaction at the encouraging aspect of things with regard to the present movement, he sat down amid much applause. The Rev: R. JONES, Rotherhithe, tnext addressed the meeting He said that about a century or so ago there lived three brothers of the name of Morris—y Morrisiaid, as they we wont to be called. One of them lived in Lon- don, another in Ceredigion, and another in Holyhead. Lewis Morris was the author of "Caniad y G6g," &c., and Richard, who held a post in the Navy Office in London, was a warm-hearted Welshman, and assisted in editing the Welsh Bible of his day. Goronwy Owain, their greatest bard, held at that time a curacy in one of the outlying districts of London. These persons then were mainly instrumental in establishing the Cymmro- dorion Society, and he (the speaker) felt a little proud to think that he was walking in their footsteps with regard to this matter. He looked forward, too, with much pleasure to the time when be could lay claim to such a high distinc- tion as a Fellowship of the Cymmrodorion Society. (Cheers.) Why could not they as Welshmen aspire to an F.C.S *just as well as their English friends do to an F.R.S. or an F.R.G.S., &c. ? Of course, such a title as he was contemplating should be the award of exceptional merit, and should not be thrown away upon any aspirant for the distinction. No, it should be a much-coTeted honour, and if the Society could do anything in this way, he felt that it deserved his most active support as a true-born and thorough-going Welshman. (Loud cheers.) GOHEBYDD said the society might be able to offer prizes for prose and poetical compositions, and especially for works of art, and by affording competitors ample time to execute these it might succced in securing for the world something that all Welshmen could look upon with pride and satis- faction. (Loud cheer.) He was looking forward too, to the time when the surplus funds of their Eisteddfodau would be handed ever to the general fund of the Society, so that the Society could afford pecuniary assistance to struggling geniuses, could assist in getting works of merit published, and in short, could succeed in bringing the claims of Welshmen before the world foi* fair recognition. He would do his utmost to assist in forwarding the present movement. (Loud cheers.) Mr ELLIS JONES said that he was very pleased to see that the old Cymmrodorion Society was about to be revived, and he was certainly prepared to do his best towards making it a success. Still, he thought that as it had collapsed two or three times, possibly the best thing for them to do under the circumstances would be to give it a new name. (Cries of i-,o, no," and laughter.) Mr STEPHEN EVANS said that he and his friend Mr Ellis Jones could not afford to be connected with a failing concern. (Laughter.) No, both of them would do all in their power to avoid having a fourth revival. (Cheers.) Their countrymen were huddled up in a remote corner, and ore of the first aims of the Society would be to devise the best means of bringing the talent that unques'.ional■!y lurks there before the world. There was some important work for them to do, aud he felt convinced that they would soon be in possession of the means of carrying out to the full the objects of the society as sketched forth in the prospectus. One great object of the society should not be lost sight of-and that was, that occasional meetings should be held under its auspices in the metropolis during the winter months, at which papers of interest, and bearing directly upon matters connected with their countrv, might be read by some of their friends and fellow-countrymen. These meetings, as a matter of course, cour would be non-political and unsectarian and looking, then, as this society as being responsible for such meetings, he thought it might be made to be a considerable power among them. ° Corresp .nding members, too, could be ap- pointed for different parts of the Principality, who could co-operate in all things with the London Committee, and thus !the whole field of operations could be covered and worked up thoroughly. He rejoiced at the prospects of the society, and sincerely trusted that all of them would de- vote their best energies towards securing its speedy success. (Loud applause.) Mr MORGAN LLOYD, Q.C.. felt that the society would be of great service to hi:, country and his fellow-country- men, and as such be could not help lending it his most active support. (Cheers.) Mr B. T. William?, Mr R. G. Williams, Rev E. Jones, and Mynorydd having expressed themselves in a similar manner, tne < 'hairtnav.xo callod u;K>n the hoa. secretary, Mr R. Pndlips, to read through the rules for their final amendment and adoption. Before this was done the hon. sec. read a very interesting and suggestive letter he had received from Ceiriog Hughes, who was nnnole to attend the meeting owing to the severe indisposition of some members of his family. Most of he the suggestions of Mr Hughes were embodied in the amended regulati Letters were also read from Dr Phillips. FinsburV. J. Hau-.well, Dr Williams,Mr T. J. Thomas', Mr T). Evans. ar.d otrers. Nearly all these gent/en have sheerfully consented to become members of the Society. All the gentlemen pre- sent at the meeting, too, expressed their willingness to act on the Council, the whole number of which is not to exceed 36. The only offices filled so fur are the following :-Presi- dent, Sir W. \Y. Wynn treasurer, J. H. Puleston, Esq., lion. sec. Mr Rowland Philips. The year commenced on Nov. 9th, the Prince of Wales's birthday. We understand that a meeting of a more lollUic character will be convened shortly for the purpose of formally inaugurating the society. The aunual subscription entitling to meuiueiship is 10s. Gd. The public ar,, referred for all information res- pecting the society to the hon. sec,. Mr J. R. Phillips, 4, Brickcourt, London. j
UP AND DOWN THE COAST. TIlE HARBOUR.. "Itv/i.i be an awful thing for the town," said old Mr Doubtful, ",if Corporation takes the haibour." "How wul it be au 'awful thing, I asked, "seeing that the Council"has resolved that not a penny of the rates shall ever be expende ) on it." "Oh cries out young Ignorance, "it is all very well to say no rales will ever be spent on the harbour, but how about the large debt with which it is burdened ?" "True;" says Doubtful, "how about the debt ?-tell us that. "Then again," puts in Mr Ysaker, "you know, sir (and he winks most mysteriously), there is some reason for handing over the harbour to the Corporation or it would not be d, ,ne. Trust the Trustees for that. They know what they are after." One at a time, one at a time gentlemen, and please to pass the pipe lights this way. Now (this tobacco doesn't smoke well) just look here. The harbour (give me another light) is a thing that is for the good of the town, and if it is allowed to be closed we shall lose something, and in my opinion that something will be a good deal-in fact, far more than some of you suppose. Very well (just pass the bottle), we know that we stand to lose if the harbour goes, but we dont know how much, for the harbour is like a faithful friend, its true worth can never be correctly esti- mated till we have lost it." Don't be sentimental, Mr Winkle," said Mr Ysaker. I did not notice the bumptious young cub's interrup- tion, but continued-" There is a class of people who think they can understand any question by a sort of natural gift, just as dogs wag their tails, and argument is as unable to influence them ai it is to influence a drove of pigs. Nature has cursed them (the people) with a stubborn perversity which they call firmness, but which we call pig- headedness, and the only way to make them change the thing they call their mind is to agree with them, and then out of sheer opposition the chances are that they will turn round and do as you want them." "Cut it short," said Ysaker, "we know all you are going to say." Now the Winkles have ever disliked the Ysakers both in private and public life. They are the stumbling blocks in religion, politics, trade, literature, pleasure, and every. thing else. If you spend a day in taking one of the Ysakers to see a splendid view you have discovered, the chances are that he will have seen a score that much surpass it. If he goes to hear a sermon he is sure he could preach a better himself. If you try to interest him on be- half of the poor he will tell you that he "understands their little game." If ywu praise some man's act of disin- terested gortdness, he will tell you how that same man had a meau, shabby motive for his action. The fact is, that the Ysakers are a detestable race and know everything but their own unutterable ignorance. Well, the Ysakers have come to a conclusion about the harbour without taking the slightest pains to understand the ques- tion, and their conclusion is this -that if the harbour is handed over to the Corporation it will be a great misfor- tune for the town because it will be a fresh burden upon the ratepayers. When you have proved that the rate- payers will not and cannot be burdened, then they say there is no trade, and therefore it is not worth having. When you have proved that there is trade, and that the trade could be increased, they say the Trustees should have managed the affairs themselves. When you have shown how the trustees were hampered so that they could not possibly have got out of their difficulties, then they say the harbour only exists for a few private persons. -When you have shown that every inhabitant is benefited by the harbour, then they say they had a harbour before there was a pier, and when you have shown that the pier will block up the harbour, they get round to where they started from, and say the whole thing will come upon the shoulders or the ratepayers. "Do you really think it will be of advantage to the town to take the harbour," asked Mr Doubtful, after a pause "I do. In fact I am convinced that it is the only thing to do at present. It must be secured at once or it will not be there to secure when some people have discovered its worth. Well," said Young Ignorance, "it seems to me that we should do quite as well without a harbour as with one. They have no harbour at Birmingham, and look what a large town that is." "It is quite clear," I said "that you do not understand the question, and I would advise you to take lessons in the subject before you finally make up your minds. One thing is quite certain that the ratepayeas will never be asked for a penny towards the maintenance of the harbour, but if they see that there is the slightest probability of this being done they can refuse their consent when it is asked for as it will be before the bill is proceeded with." BLOCK VIEW. 4*13 obstruction on the Terrace is one of the things that the people say should be removed, and the people for once are right. It must go, and I propose that it should be done at once. The Winkles have always given their money away, and so have none to lend, but as in Aberystwyth any person is looked upon as a public benefactor who will lend money on the security of the rates at five per cent. (not bad interest considering the security), I suggest to some would-be benefactor the desira- bility of becoming such on these cheap terms, and so enable us to get rid of an unsightly block of building before next summer. Block View must go-that is certain, and I should like to see it go before the middle of next year. Will the Mayor kindly take this matter up, or my friend Mr James, or those veteran foes of obstructions, Mr Bal- combe or Mr Pell. Let us all tilt at it. I myself will attack it by sea. The removal of this building would be the making of any Councillor's reputation, and if I was in the Council, as I ought to be aud would have been if the ratepayers had any gratitude in them, I would have had that building down as sure as that post still stands at the corner of North Parade. If canvassing is not utterly abolished before the next election, I will promise the sup- port of Mira and myself to any gentleman who will make this question his own, and see that Block View is removed if possible before next season. We are all working for the good of the town, and this building is an obstruction res- pecting which there is no difference of opinion, and if somebody will only say where the money can be found I have no doubt the rest will be comparatively easy. A QUERY. The following mysterious query has been forwarded to my bit of a place on the Coast. I don't understand it, but here it is To Mr Perry Winkle. Sir,—Is it true that certain parties started from the Second Brighton on prohibited day, underhanded, in order to do a certain thiDg without consulting the ratepayers ? An answer to the above will oblige the majority of the Second Brighton ?" What does it mean ? and why will writers and auc- tioneers persist in saying "above," Has somebody been removing another body from its grave ? For once the whole family of the Winkles are at fault, and if any of their numerous friends can solve the enigma, they will oblige by forwarding said solution to Mr Perry Winkle, The Coast, Aberystwyth, at their earliest convenience. THE GHOST AT MACHYNLLETH. As soon as I had read the account of the ghost story at Machynlleth I at once went to that town, or rather to be more correct, I went there as soon as there was a train to take me. When I got there, however, I found that the people had thrown the ghost overboard, and were dis- cussing the effect of planting trees in the business part of the town. Of course the inhabitants grumbled in whispers, but they are awfully savage, and if the trees are planted before places of business there will be a good deal of quiet murmuring. The pegs are down, and the trees are to fol- low. What I say is, if the people of Machynlleth do not like trees let them speak out like men, and say so, that is what my family have always done, and they have never been any the worse for it. Cry out and don't be afraid of your pockets it doesn't do to make martyrs of people now- adays. I only wish somebody would make a martyr of me. I would turn the persecution to good account, depend upon it. Will somebody please persecute me,'for nothing pays better, and I should really like to be a martyr. THE DENS OF THE POOR. Will the parsons some Sunday preach a powerful ser- mon-sermons are always powerful—against the owners of dens and hovels which are called poor men's cottages. It is a splendid subject and is well worthy of attention. Something must be done to sweep away the Windmill Courts of the town, and the question is, who is to do it. One thing is certain, religion is an impossibility as long as we allow these terrible places to exist, and the poor, who are always with us," require that a word should be spoken in their behalf. Oh, ye ministers, just think what your Master would have said if he had lived in these days, and seen the great wealth of this country, and the intense poverty so closely allied with it. It was to houses like these that he went doing good, and you may depend upon it he would have had many a sentence beginning" Cursed are they to hurl at the heads of those responsible for the state of things against which I protest. Are you afraid of your congregations ? If so, woe be to you. The Coast. PERRY WINKLE.
PORTMADOC FOOTBALL CLUB.—The football club is out again this year, with about forty members. At a meeting held at the head-quarters, 4th C.R.V., on Monday evening, Nov. 10th, Mr T. Williams (N. P. Bank) was re-elected captain, and Mr R. T. Williams (Casson's Bank) secretary and treasurer. Play is to be on Saturdays. A HORSE IN A TRAP.—A stable belonging to Mr John Pierce, carrier, has been of late pested with rats, and the oats deposited in a cask in the stable having been devoured in great quantities, Contract" placed there a large trap. Some time in the middle of the night the neighbours heard a great row in the stable, and thought that all the rats which used to pay their nocturnal visitations to Con- tract's stable were in the trap. However, it transpired that Contract's" horse had got loose, and not being satisfied with its supper, had tried to make the best of what was in the cask. But alas the trap closed bang on his nose The poor animal was quite exhausted with knocking its head about to endeavour to get rid of the trap. THE LATE MR AMBROSE.—On Sunday evening, Nov. 9th, a funeral sermon, in memory of the late Rev. Wm. Ambrose, was delivered at Salem Chapel by the Rev. Dr William Rees, Liverpool, an intimate friend of Mr Am- brose s. On account of this no services were held in some of the other chapels. The chapel was over-crowded and a great many were at the entrances unable to gain ad- mittance. LOCAL BOAED, TUJSDAT, Nov. Ilth. -Present Messrs W. E. Morm- (in the chair), G-riffith Griffiths Jno Owen, David Roberts, Robert Rowland, Robert Lloyd) Owen Owens, and Job Thomas, clerk. There were also in attendance Mr Roberts-, C.E., Mr Lewis Evans, inspector, a^d Mr Win. JOt es, inspector of nuisance. State of the liouds.-As the specification of the contract for laying down service pipes was not at hind at last meeting, and as it had been said that the contractors were not liable to place the roads in the condition they were in before the excavations, the engineer (Mr Roberts) at- tended with the specification.-The chairman read the clause relating to public works, aad Mr David Roberts said that all the specification said was about pubho works and not about placing the roads in the state they were in before.—Mr G. Griffith thought it plainly referred to that matter.—Mr Lloyd It does not directly.- The chairm.n said, the engineer had given him and the Board to under- stand that the roads should be left in the state they were in before the excavation.—Mr Griffiths: If roads are no part of public works, I do not know what can be.—The chairman read the resolution passed at a former meeting of the Board, which showed that there existed then the under- standing that the contractors (Messrs Lewis and Davies) should repair the roads. The notice was that the contractors should repair the roads, or if not the Bward would inform their workmen to do the work, and would deduct the amount of cost from the amount due to the contractors.- The engineer said, that he bad informed the Board that the contractors should do the work. He did not think the contractors disputed that they were to put the roads right. —The chairman was of the reverse opionion.—Mr Griffith said, that no place in the kingdom would have suffered such a state of the reads as Portmadoc had. Strangers laughed at the place.— Mr Rowlands said, that the con- tractors, engineer, and the Board understood that the contractors should repair the roads.—The chairman said, the question was what was the Board to do ? The Board would not have given the contractors notice to repair the roads but for the understanding that they (the contractors) were to do the work.—Mr Griffith was of opinion that it could not be said that the works were completed unless the roads were put in proper order.—Mr Roberts, (the engineer): The contractors say that the roads are in as good a state as they were before, but I would not give them a certificate to that effect. It was resolved that the matter be left in the hands of the engineer, and that notice be given to the contractors that they must begin to put the roads in a proper state on Monday next; if they do not, the engineer to order the Board's workmen to do the work, and deduct the expense from the amount of contract. Miscellaneous,—Mr Rowlands asked the engineer whether the sewer in Madoc-street worked, aud the latter replied that it got filled up in part because when the tide was in, the sand accumulated in it. It ought to be flushed twice or thrice a week, it being too flat to clear itself. Scarlet Fever.-This subject was adjourned from last meeting on account of there being only three members prej sent.-The chairman said that this subject was a very deli- cate one, as it had alrealy created not a little uneasiness in the public mind. He wanted to know what the Board would do in the present state of scarlet fever in the town. -Mr D. itoberts-If we do according to Dr Roberts's sug- gestion, viz, close the public schools, we shall interfere with public liberty. -Mr Griffith As the medical officer of the Board has suggested that closing the schools would be the best for the town and neighbourhood, we should, of course, act accordingly. With respect to to interferring with public liberty, I don't see that we would do it any further thin if we hinder a man from getting drunk.—Mr Rowlands; No one from among a family affected by scarlet fever goes to school.—Mr Griffiths: When the doctor orders me to take something, I take it,though I don't know in the world what it contains. (Laughter.) I am sure closing the schools would be the best. Dr Roberts has given us his opinion to that effect Suppose we rejected his recommendation, what would Dr Roberts think of the Board ? I don't think we have authority to close the schools, but we can recommend the managers to do so.— Mr John Owen: If the school close we cannot prevent the children from mixing with each other afterwards.-The Clerk Dr Roberts said that scarlet fever was more con- tagioQs in schools than in the open air. He recommended that all the schools be white washed and disinfectants ape plied.—After some further discussion it was proposed, and seconded that a recommendation be sent to the managers of the schools, that they be closed for a short time, that the rooms be white-washed, and disinfected. It was fur. ther agreed that the surveyor order the workmen of the Board to place lime in the gratings, and that the public be supplied by disinfectants by the Board. Miscellaneous.—Mr 0. Owens said that "Y Grissian Mawr were in a dangerous state, some of the steps being worn away. Ordered that they be repaired.—Mr D. Roberts said that the foot-path in High-street, leading to- wards the Post Office, was in a very bad condition, several holes being in it. Mr Griffiths said that repairing it was the work of the estate. Mr Rowlands Something should be done to it for the sake inhabitants, for it is really in a shocking state. We represent the ratepayers. A Member: The estate workmen should do it, and would do it, no doubt, if applied to. Madoc-Street, &c.—Mr L. Evans wanted to know whether he should go on with the work contemplated, as he had several kerbstones ready. The householders were com- plaining of the present dirty state of tne street. The Board ordered that it be left until Messrs Lewis and Davies have done something to the street.—The back road leading be. tween Britannia-terrace and Britannia-place is in a dirty state, owing to accumulations of manure. Ordered that a notice be given to Messrs J. H. Williams and Sons, the pro- prietors, to abate the nuisance.