A a lecenfc Council meeting at .Yi>er ..vivvythtiie ex-Mayor 6i! 'i tttenlion to the darkiicao 0; tlupell's road and sugges- ted .cpriety rf placing T-e^> the Town Hail auu No-til Para le. Th?re can Oe !:o UoiiU tha1; a !ainp is mu" needed a.t the place indicated, ar.d we hope the Liptt Committee will recommend that one shall be placed then Perhaps the Lights Committee, as prt)posed by the ex-Mayor, will visit Queen's-road some dark night and judg., for themselves whether an additional lamp is re- quired. We relieve that the Rev. F. H. TOMPSON, of Llan- Ilwchaiarn, has accepted the living of Chirk, where he officiated as curate a quarter of a century ago. His name is sr.ili held in affectionate remembrance by many of the i parishioners, and his return is anticipated with much delist t. The living of Llanllvvchaiarn, which is of the gross value of E360, with a residence, has not yet been filled up by the Bishop of St. ASAPH, in whose gift it is The Newtown Local, Board a- e Laking a step which other Board- would do well to take—extending their boundaries. As towns grow it often happens that many persons who enj- y all the advantages of Local Government build out- side the limits of the Local Board Act and escape the rates. Of course this is unfair to the ratepayers, and the Newtown Board are trying to remedy the injustice. The Shrewsbury Council have resolved to increase the pay of their police by one shilling a week. A .niner, named TIMOTHY, was going down an incline at the (¡Jd Mine Works, Llangynog, the other day, and try- ing put straight a waggon which had gone out of its course, when he fell a depth of about. 20 yards, and sus- tained injuries which ended in death before be could be brought to the surface. At an adjourned meeting of the Newtown and Llan. llwchaiarn School Board, the Clerk reported a small but gratifying increase in the attendance at the Schools. At the same time he called attention to the number of children who attended irregularly and chere is no doubl. that dl School Boards will have to keep a vigilant watch for some time over those parents who, either through igno- rance or negligence, do not care to secure a proper educa- tion for their children. After awfcile the people will learn that England intends tu insist upon educatien, but it will take some time to teach the lesson. The neighbourhood of Wrexham is becoming somewhat notorious for the use of the knife. We have had to record recently several quarrels which resulted in stabbing, and now anctlier has to be added to the list. On Saturday night, as twomen named DAVIES and HOUGHAGAN, who were engaged in the mining works about Wrexham, were going home from that town in a stage cart, they quarrelled, and the latter attacked DAVIES with a knife, and succeeded in inflicting several wounds, most of them superficial, but one or two of more serious character. What the end of the encounter might have been it is impossible to say, had not DAVIES ejected his assailant from the cart. The accused was brc light before the magistrates on Monday, when the prosecutor was unable to appear, and a remand was'granted. Prisoner was admitted to bail.
The Scotch miners met at Glasgow on Wednesday, March 11th, under the presidency of Mr Macdonald, M.P., and resolved to resist the proposed reduction in wages of 2s. per day, of which the iron masters had given notice. Prince Bismarck is so unwell, with neuralgia, that it is said, he cannot hope to take part in puolic business for some time to come. The death of Mr Charras Sumner, the American states- man, is announced. The latest report about Mr Gladstone and the Liberal party is, that he will resume the leadership at the opening of the session of 1875, if his health permit, and that it is at his suggestion the Marquis of Hartington has been nomin- ated to the temporary leadership. We hear from Scotland of a great fall of snow, which blocked some of the railways. A reduction in:the price of all classes of coal is announced from Sheffield. The best house coal is now 17s. at the pits mouth. Lord Lawrence, one of the best authorities on the sub- ject, writes to combat the notion that, as the relief of sufferers by the Indian famine is an Imperial duty, the exercise of private benevolence is not called for. It will be a great thing, he says, if Government can stock. the market and sat low prices; anu private enevoence, ne I intimates, can do a great deal to alleviate the distress. A strike is threatened in the tin-plate trade of South Wales. Several confessions by Charles Orton, including one about three columns long in the Daily Telegraph, have been published. After reading them, one hardly wonders that au Orton should have developed into a scoundrel of such gigantic proportions as Arthur's. Charles pleads guilty to having accepted bribes to deny that Arthur was his brother, and then, when the bribes were not regularly paid, having gone over to the other side and most of the family seem to have occupied a similar position. Surprise has been expressed that Charles and his sisters were not called for the prosecution, but it was probably felt that the evidence of people who accepted money to support an imposture was better dispensed with. Charles's confession is an appropriate conclusion of this infamous case. Let us hope that we shall hear no more about it. The papers state that King Koffee's umbrella has been brought as a trophy of war to her Majesty at Windsor Castle. It is said that the Government has determined to issue a Royal Commission to inquire into the operation of the Masters and Servants Act and the Law of Conspiracy in relation to contracts. The Commission, it is sail, will be formed in such a manner as to satisfy the fair demands of the working classes in regard to the impartiality of its con- stitution. The Ashantee war is at an end, and by this time the troops are well on their way home. The burning of Coom- assie seems to have struck terror into the mind of King Koffee, who sent an ambassador after Sir G. Wolseley to pay a part of the indemnity, and to sue for peace. The following are given as the terms fixed by Sir GarnetThat King Koffve shall pay 50,000 ounces of gold; renounce all claim to Adansi, Assin, Akin, Denkera, and Wassau; withdraw his forces from Apollonia, Dixcove, and all part. of the coast belonging to Great Britain; keep the bush clear from Coomassie to the Prah protect goods and mer- chandise in transit between the Prah and Coomassie; pro- hibit human sacrifices; and be at peace with England for ever. A garrison is to be left at Prahsu. With the per- mission of Sir Garnet, the King of Adansi emigrates to Wassau. The kings of Becquah and Juabin have tendered their allegiance to England. It is said our total loss in the war is IG killed and 368 wounded.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT- The grand lodge of the Good Templars of North and South Wales is to be held at Carnarvon next month. CARNARVONSHIRE MILITIA. -The recruits of the Carnar- vonshire militia assembled at the county town for their pre- liminary training on Monday, March 9. The whole regi- ment will assemble on April 13. ECCLESIKSTICAL APPOINTMENTS.—The Rev. J. Davies, to vicarage of Llanynys, Denbighshire the Rev. R. Jones, to vicarage of Pontdolanog, Montgomeryshire; the Rev. J. Morris, to vicarge of Cwm, Flints; the Rev. R. Nicholl, to vicarage of Rowton, Salop; the Rev. E. V. Pigott, to per- petual curacy of Leaton, Salop. PIETIFIO,NLS FoR LIQUIDATIO.-q.-E. H. Evans, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, late draper and grocer, now agent for the sale of artificial food. R. Williams, Llanrwst, Denbigh- shire, hotel keeper and farmer. S. Jel by, Llanffechid, Car- narvonshire, gas manufacturer, S. Whitfield, Sutton, Salop, farmer. T. Clemence, Saltney, Flintshire, grocer. E. Roberts, Bridgnorth, Salop, innkeeper. UNIVER.SITT COLLEGE OF WALES.—We have much plea- sure in publishing the following letter which by accident failed to re.ach us earlier. Coedmore, Cardigan, Feb. 18th, 1871, Dear Alr Pell, Seeing you are on the College committee, I beg to enclose you a donation of £2;; towards the funds of the University College. I wish the institution every success, and trust it will have a great future, and be useful to our Welsh brethren."—Yours truly, THOS. E. LLOYD. LAW CASE.—In the Court of Chancery before the Mas- ter of the Rolls, the case of the Hafod Hotel Company (Limited) w:ts heard. This waR an application by the Cam- brian Railway Company for the court to consider the suffi- ciency of an affidavit of Mr John James Robertson, and to have him r. moved from the office of official liquidator, to the Hafod Hotel Company. On the 16th December,1866, an order containing the voluntary winding up of this com- pany was made, and Mr Robertson was appointed liquida- tor. The liability of the company to mortgage and unse- cured creditors was then X40,000, and to unsecured creditors £18)000. The assets were estimated at sufficient to pay unsecured debts a dividend of 8s. in the pound. In 1867 a plan of reconstruction was proposed, which resulted in a new company, styled the Mid Wales Hotel Company being formed and purchasing the assets of the one in liquid- ation. An agreement was entered into, according to which the new company took over all the interest of the old one in the Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth, and the Devil's Bridge Hotel, for the sum of 267,740. The applicants, the Cam- brian Railway Company, were creditors of the Hafod Com- pany for £ 489. They impugned the manner in which the liquidator had administered tu„e assets of the company, and ;n particular a certain alleged pay_aien*; °f £ 14,000 by him, and ht to have him removed. P1* matter being opened to the court, t:ie Master "t tn^, Jtoiis curecteu an inqivry ;» t. whether a 31m of CI 1,000 v.-ith the con- sent uf the liquidator, paid on or t^torc the Is1 April, 1871, tr~ t- i, «.*her th*u ,tic Lji(I Tii« Mt *r i the siiiiim-)i s was reserved. Mr Fry, Q C., and Mr Speed appeared in su,'p'>rt of the summons on behaif of the Cum- brian Railway Company. TilE ('ALVINISTIC METHODISTS OF CARNARVONSHIRE AND THE RECENT ELECTION.—At the monthly meeting ot the Calviuisf.-c Methodises of Carnarvonshire, held at Caerhun Oil the 2nd and 3rd of vtarch, the Rev. W. Row- lands, Cefny WMBII, presiding, the action of certain ministers and deacons of the denomination, in ha ving lent an active support to the Hon. Douglas Pennant, the Conservative candidate xtthe recent county electi"n, gave rise to a pro- longed discussion. Eventually a resolution condemning their conduct in having supported a candidate who had de- clared hiinsttif in favour of Sat)bath desecration" by sanc- tioning the -peiiing of public houses on Sunday wa? carried with but six dissentients. WHKELHR STREET. BIRMINGHAM.—The Welsh Indepen- dents held there annual te<t meeting on March 2nd. the pro- ceeds to be fWoted to reducing the debt on the chapel opened in 1S72 Since that date additional expenses had been incurred in enlarging the schoolroom and establishing a library. Donations of books were given by the Rev R. W. Dale, M A.. Dr Wilkinson, Mr T S James, Mr J. A. Cooper, and s*vtral other friends. All the works of the Kev J. Angeii J vne* were presented by his son, the late Mr James. About £1,000 of the debt incurred has already been paid. This y,'ar such a large number of tickets had been sold—about 600-that tea had to be mad, in the chapel and in the schoolroom, and there were so many pre- sent that the commodious buildings could hardly hold them all at once. At half-past seven, after the tea and bara brith had been disposed of, a public meeting was held, and the audience was fpll to overflowing. The chair was taken by the Rev J. Lewis, minister, a.nd the meeting was addressed by the Revs S. Roberts, Conway, F Stephens, Steeihouse Lane, G. Ingall. Saltley Road, E. R >berts, Hockley Hill; Messrs W. Williams, J. Thomas, and D. Jatues (Dewi ap -ago), who rt-cned several englyn- ion to Mr and Mr> Lewis. Several pieces were capitally sung by the choir, under the leadership <>f Mr D. Pritchard, and one son-! was very effectively sung by Mr R. Pritchard. Mr Urpp presided at the harmonium. After the usual votes of thanks to all who had assisted in making the meeting so successful, it was brought, to a close. THE NORTH WALES TRAINING COLLEGE. A sub-com- mittee was appointed on the 28th January last, to enquire into the present working of this institution, especially as regards rehi/iou* instruction. The members of the sub- committee we, e: The Lord Bishop of B .ngor, the Lord Bishop of St Asaph, Ven. Archdeacon Evans, Revs. Dr. Briscoe, D Lewis, D. R. Thomas P. C. Ellis, H. T. Edwards, J. Pryce, hon. sec. Colonel V iucen*. V\ illiann, Mr P. H. Chamhres, and Mr H. R. Sandbuch. The sub- committee met ar, the (Iollege on the 13th February, when, aft-r a and careful enquiry, the following reso- lution was unanimously adopted :—" That in order to re- move any impression that mav prevail prejudicial to the interests of the the committee accepts the assur- ance of the Principal that he will sub it the religious instruction and observances to the supervision of the Bishcp of Banger, and abide by his judgment therein." —A meeting of the general committee was held on Tues- day, the 3rd nsrnut, at the Palace, Bangor, when it was proposed by the Rev. the Dean of t. Asaph, and seconded by Mr Chanceiior Lewis, that the resolurion of the sub- committee be accepted. The motion was unanimously carried. — The Rev. H. T. Edwards proposed, and the Ven. Archdeacon Evans secondet That the secretary of the Training College, Mr R. Luck, and the secretary of the'sub-connni;tee ot enquiry, Rev. John Pryce, be request- ed to print and circulate the report submitted by the sub- committee to us, and also to add to it a statement that, in accordance with the resolution contained in that report, the Bishop of the Diocese visited ttie t'ollege, and having been present during the delivery of lectines, was quite satisfied as to the character of the religious instruction, and that the Hi-h .p of St. Asaph has subsequently be- come a subscriber." This resolution was also unani- mously adopted —The Rev. Dr. Bnscoe gave m.tice that at the meeting of the committee in May next, he would propcse" That the annual report of the college be pre pared by the principal, secretary, and finance committee, in December, add then laid before the general committee in January, the official results of the annual examination to be waited for before the report is pub- lished." We are g!ad to be informed that since the issuing of the Bishop of Bangor's pastoral letter, relating to the Training College, new subscriptions to the amount of about i'1' 0 have been received. HI NTING APPOINTMENTS. [WEATHER PERMITTING.] The Carnarvon Harriers will meet on Friday, March 13 The Kennels At 11-30. Sir W. W. Wynn's Hounds will meet on Friday, March 13 Pentrebychan Saturday March 14 Chorlton Monday, March 16 Sarn Bridge Tuesday, March 17 Acton Friday, March 20 Brynkimlt Saturday, March 21 Oteley At 10 30.
TOWYN- DONATION.—Mrs Thos. Jones, 16, Queen's-street, Manchester, has sent a donation of £5 to the fund of the English Presbyterian Chapel. Mrs Jones is the sole surviving daughter of the late lamented and much esteemed Rev. H .gh Jones, of this town. This lady takes great interest in her native place, and often testifies her love of owyn by substautial tokens. THE WEATHER.—The mild, genial weather we have experienced durin" the greatest part of this winter came to a surtdtn clo-e on Monday, March 9th. A severe storm of wind and snow parsed over hert-, and a sharp frost set in at the same time, and has con:inued since. Spo tsmen have had a good time of it ihe last few days, especially with wild fowl. The close season under the Small Bird Act commences on the 15th March, which will cause great disappointmeni if this weather continues.
DOLGELLEY. SNOW.—A consid,rable fall of snow took place here on Tuesday, March 10th, and the country from Cardigan Bay to the Arran Mountain is covered. On Wednesday a severe frost set in, 8101-100L BOARD, THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH.—Present,: Mr W. H. Wilhains, C E.. Chairman, the Rev. David Evans, M. A., and the Rev. Mr Morgan. Election of Attendance <•iffcers. —There were ten candi- dates for the post of attendance officer. John Williams, of West-street, Dolzelle-,71 shoemaker, was elected for the Dolgelley School at R8 per annum, and Ellis Ed wards,Peny- br\ n, near Cross Foxes, was elected for the Brithdir School at X4 per annum. SAD ACCIDENT.-About five p.m. on Monday,March 9tb,a youth (apparently about eighteen years of age), named John Williama, residing at Pendre, Dolgelley met with a s-riousaceid-nt. He was attend'ng upon the masons at Garth a ogliarid, near Dolgelley.where a new mansion is be- ing built, in the capacity of a labourer, and when on the scaffold carrying mortar he missed his footing, and fell to the ground, a considerable height. Fortunately he was not killed, but he was badly bruised. He was immediately conveyed to Pe maenpool station, tiad brought to Dol- gelley by the nexr, train and was taken home. He did not speak for a considerable time, but we are glad to learn he is progressing as well as could be expected. He acted HS drummer in the Dolgelley Band, and paraùetil the streets of Dolgelley with the band on Monday, 2nd March before the clubs.
CARNARVON. [This paper may be obtained at Carnarvon, of Mr J. W illiams, Bridge-street.] THE ASSIZES. The Carnarvonshire assizes commence on Monday, March 19th. before Baron Pigott. There are five cases already on the calendar, viz., one manslaughter, one concealment of birth, and three felony. COUNTY COURT.—At the County Court on Wednesday, March 11th, Mr Cox was to have taken Mr Vaughan Williams's place, but in consequence of Mr C::x's illness Mr Lewis Williams sat, and by his knowledge of Welsh he quickly disposed of the busi- ness and gave great satisfaction. POLICE uOURT, MONDAY, MARCH 9TH.—Before the Mayor (.Fames Rees, Esq.), and Dr W. W. Roberts. Drunkcnnc8s.-WiJliam Davies, labourer, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 7th March. He told a ram- bling story in his defence, saying that he was not drunk but ad- mitted haviug some drink that evening and a little quarrel. Fined 2s. 61,and 7s. costs.—Robert Roberts, potter, was charged with being d. unk and disorderly on two different occasions. Fined 2s. 6d., and 7s. costs, for the first offence, and 10s., and 7s. costs, for the second. Larceny -William Edwards (out on bail) was charged with stealing some pewier from the foundry of De Winton and Co., where he was working as a moulder. He was also charged with stealing a cast-steel tool, value 7s. Mr J. B. Allanson appeared for the prisoner and said that he way only instructed to answer the first cb-rge, to which he would plead guilty. The prisoner was not aware of the second charge until he came to court and he was going to plead not guilty to that, and as he had no time to consult on that, he (Mr Allanson) asked for a remand.—-Mr Prothero, the deputy C.C., who had charge of the prosecution, said that several persons had been summoned for receiving from the prisoner, and if they had no objection to a remand he was quite willing; the parties agreed, and the caselwas adjourned till Thursday. Stealing a Vfziz.'c™—William Prichard, from Bethel, was brought up charged with stealing a waistcoat, value 8s.the nroperty oi Messrs G. and J. Williams, clothiers, Leeds House,—Mr John Williams said that on Saturday evening the prisoner came to the shop and asked to see some vests to fit a boy nine years old and showed him several soits but none would please him. After stopping in the shop for some time he went out. Suspected him and went out after him and saw the waistcoat under his coat. Took him back to the shop and gave him into custody. After giving his evidence Mr Williams asked permission by the Bench to say a word in the prisoner's favour, which was granted. Mr Williams said after giving the prisoner into custody he learnt that he had a wife and six children, and that he bore a good character up to this time; therefore he hoped that their worships would deal as leniently as possible with the prisoner. He (Mr Williams) did not wish for puuish- ment at all, but would leave the case in the hands of their wor- ships.—The Mayor said that they would complv with Mr Wil- liams's wishes for lenimlcy as far as possible, but such doings could not be looked over, although Messrs Williams's places, as well as many others, presented too much temptation to people, as goods were hung conveniently for thieves.- The Bench con- sidered it their duty to punish the prisoner as an example, and therefore they would send him to prison for fourteen days.
LLANDDEWI BREFI. SCHOOL BOARD.-Tha first meeting of the Llanddewi Brefi School Board was held at the British Schoolroom on Thursday, March 5th, when the following members were present:—Messrs Daniel Evans, The Garth, David Jenkins, Blaencuswch, Daniel Lloyd, Pant, Hugh Lloyd, Voelailt Shop, and the Rev. L. T. Rowland, Cefngaith, who was voted to the chair, and on rising said, that inasmuch as this was the first time tor them to come together, as the elected members of the School Board, the first thing they had to do was to elect one person from amongst themselves to be chairman, and one other person to be vice- chairman, for the three years for which the Board held office. After some further appropriate remarks from the Chairman, it was proposed by Mr Hugh Lloyd, and seconded by Mr JenkiDS, That Mr Evans, The Gaiih, be the chairman," which was car- ried unanimously.—Mr Evans, The Garth, proposed, and Mr Lloyd seconded, That the Rev. L. T. Rowland be vice-chair- man," which was also carried unanimously.—Mr Jenkins pro- posed, and Mr Rowland seconded, "The appointment of Mr H. Lloyd to be the tr(.asurer.It was resolved that the appointment ot clerk bt: made at the next meeting.—It was also resolved that an ordinary meeting be hold every fortnight at the Llanddewi Brefi British Schoolroom at 4 30 p.m., for the transaction of business. —Mr Evans was instructed to write to Mr Inglis Jones, regard- ing the purchase of the site for the new building, which was fixed on a pleasant spot fronting the village.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH- [This paper may be obtained at Penrhyneudraeth of Mr Edwards, stationer.] FESTINIOG BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH. Present: Messrs W. E. Morris (in the chair), John Parry, and Henry Llewellyn, Ynyscynhai- arn William Jones, Llandecwyn John Vaughan, Fes- tiniog; Hugh Jones, Trawafynydd Morgan Jones, Llanfrothen; H. R. Thomas and William Hughes, Pen- morfa; John Lloyd, IJandanwg; Edward Evans and Hugh Jones, Llanfibangelytraethau; E. J. Williams, Llanbedr Humphrey Prichard, Beddgelert; and Samuel Vauehan (clerk). Financial.—Parishes in arrear i-IMbenmaen, ±27 bs 8d; Llanfihangelypennant, £ 92 13s. 4d. Ynyscynhaiarn, £193 Festiniog, £ 873 13s. 4 j. Llanfrothen, £ b9 ISs. 4d.; Maen- tvrrog, 277; Trawsfynvdd, B145 13s. 4d.; Llanbedr, £47 6s. 8d. Llanfair, -1-63 13s. 4d.; Llandanwg, £ 61 6s. 8d.; total, £1,651 6. 8d. In arrears of county rate ;-Penmorfa, 26 3s. 9d.; Llanfair, E30 9s. 4d. Trawsfynydd, C48 17s. lOd.; Llanfair, £ 18 17s. 6d. and Llandanwg, £ 19 13s. 9d.; total, £ 125 2s. 2d. Paid in out-door relief during the past fortnight:—In the Tremadoc district, 294 18s. 3d.; Festin- iog, R112 14s. Gd. Llanfrothen, E20 2s. 1d.; Llanfihangel, JE79 5s. 41. total, £ 3070 Ds. 2d. Total amount paid to non-settled poor, £ 10 7s. Amount of cheques signed for out-door relief during current fortnight, £ 316. Balance in treasurer's hands, £ 512 5s. 4d. Master's Report.—In the house this day fortnight, 48; since admitted, 2 since discharged, 8 now in the house, 42; vagrants relieved during the fortnight, 4 imbeciles in the house, 7.
FFESTINIOG. [This paper may be obtained at Festiniog of Mrs J. H. Morris, Four Cros-iesjMr 11. Parry, Festiniog Village, Mrs H.T. Roberts, Market Place, Four Crosser,and Mr W. Williams, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Festiniog.1 AmY\YIO.- Y mae yma ddau o leiaf o gyfarfodvdd cyhoeddus wedi tu cynnal yr wythnos ddiweddaf yn flafr cael mynwent gyhoeddus mewn man canelog yn y gyrayd- ogaeth. Y mae dau reswm neillduol yn cymhell yr ardal- wyr i hyn-pellder y fynwent blwyÍ-Jl oddi wrth gorff y boblogaeth. Y mae y daith o ucbaf y Blaenau iddi yn Hawn pedair milldir; ac y mae y fynwent hono er ei rhag. ored yn gystal a mynwent y Methodistiaid yn Bethesda vn brysur gael ei llanw. Anhawdd, yn enwedig yn y ddi- weddaf, yw cael lie, yn arbenigi ddieithriaid ac y mae yma lawer iawn o honynt. Y mae mwy o le i'w gael yn myn- went St. Dewi ond nid yw y tir o ansawdd mor ragorol o lawer, fel y mac yma gryn awydd ac angen yn mhlith rhyw ddosbarthiadau am vvneud yr hyn a dybiant hwy yn angen i fynu. Nid oes ryw ysbaid maith er pan yr ychwanegwyd darn rhagorol at fvnwent St. Michael, sef yr un blwyfol. Er hyny, yn ol deddf fawr y ddynoliaeth, cludir i'r bedd yn barhaus. Yn nghyfarfod Four Crosses darllenwyd y ddeddf o berthynas i gael hyn oddi amgylcb, ac etholwyd pwyllgor i ra,barotoi. Deallwn ddarfod i gyfrinfa y Di- phwys gynal teml agored nos Iau diweddaf, pryd yr agor- wyd dadl ragorol ar y cwestiwn—Pa un a'i lemlyddiaeth Dda ynte galki cyfraath ydyw y mwyaf effeithiol er sobri y byd ? Cymerwyd rhan fywiog ynddi gan brif aelodau y gyfrinfa, a, chafwyd rbesymau gwych y naill ochr a'r llall, ond ni ranwyd y ty. Ar gynygiad un o'r aelodau gohiri- wyd y ddadl hyd noson ddyfodol. Yr un noson clywsoixi ddarfod iddynt gynal cyfarfod temlyddol cyhoeddus yn y LlaB-y Parch. Hugh Hughes, Ebenezer, a'r Parch. R. Parrv yn areUhi'S a'r brawd gohebyddol Ffestinfab yn Ily. wyddu, a chor yJ..e yn myned trwy amrywiol ddarnau yn awynol.—Ond yn i;?Q(Jifaddeu, Mr Gol., y festri a gynhali. wyd ddydd Sadwrn yw pWIJC y mduiddan o ddigon, cmys irodii all an vn nn tyi)o,i »vnhy..fu-«: Ii. hn pawb f ra» nrewaith yn siara I rk>ethii!»-b wrth et gym> d-Kj- a wyd hi »letd yr: cvnt nag a-Hrot. a hyny -r -yfr>f helyr>* v Bv/r.id Ys^oi Y niae .or r.;y-ic."i mi g>».•*»!!aeth ar ben. Echciv»yd Periglor y plw,, f ft gaiiuir, a gwnaeth ei ran yn ,.IiztporoIdaiigryalAweroa:if,Ltit,.isiun. f.ihoiiad y swy jd- ngioii plwyfol a ddawth dan sylw gyutar; a hyd yr ydym yn c ifie, dsgynodd pawb o honvnt yn ol drach-fn I'W gadair (ind yr arial ywa, fel mewll iiawer amgylchiad, oedd pwnc yr ymryson, yn enwedig with eih dy Gwarcheidwaid. Ni theimlai y boneddigion a lanwai y wyddau hyn ddigon o anrhvdedd yn y swydd, o leiaf heb giino eu cosiau ac felly aelh yu siarad maith. Nid oedd Bwrdd Cyfrauti y rlo(tion yn cania t^u codi trebh uuiongyrehol at hyn; ac yr oedd y dreta wirfolidol a reddwyd yn flienorol wedi methu. Nid oedd y ffynon hono yn rhoi d wfr—un blaid a gynnygiai ei chysylltu a I hreth y ffordd fawr, y Hall a ddymunai ych- wauegu y swni at gyflog yr ysgrifenydd plwyf.,1, ac iddo yntau dalu i'r Gwarcheidwaid, a dadleuid nad oed i y naill na'r llall yn ddiogel; ac yn y cli wedd daethpw) d i'r pender- fyidad o roddi 20p. yn ychwauegol at ei gj'flog ef. Bu y swm yn ddadl frwd. Hvsbysodd yr ysgritenydd (Mr Davies. Oae'rblaidd) fod un ar hugain wedi u henwi fel personau cymwys ar y Bwrdd Ysgol, ond mai pump oedd yn eisiau. Danghosai y festri duedd gref i osgoi ymdrech^a, a phasiwyii penuerfyniad yn erfyn ar y gweddill o'r^rhai a enwyd i ene-ii,) yn tfaft yi, hvn a.chan fod Or Williams wedi encilio, ac felly fod bwlch i ardal Tanygusiau i ym- gais am y punied, y rhai a hysbysent eu bod yn bender- fynol o fynu poll oddi geith iddynt hwy gael aelod ar y liw dd. Dyma restr o'r personau a enwyd:—Y Parch. S. Owen, Meistii liobert Roberts. -Manchester House, Tany- grisiau, Andreas Roberts, Cwmorthin, Richard Humphrey Williams, Cwuibowydd, D. Llewellyn Lloyd, Plasmeini, D. Williams, Glasdo, W. Rowlands, Lord, W. Humphreys, Tanygrisiau, Evan Thomas, Llechwedd, W. R. Jones, Booafou, W. C. Williams, Beudy Mawr, W. Lewis, Foundry, Cac waladr Roberts, liuarth Melyn, W. Davies, t'a¡.rblaidd, y P-irch. R. Parry, Evan Parry Jones, Di- phwys, Daniel Williams, Llwynygell, Robert Roberts, Ivy House, John Edwards, Grlanpwll, Ellis Roberts, cyfreith- iwr, a'r Parch. Price Ho wells. Cyfarfyddodd y personau uchod bron i gyd yn yr ysgnldy Brytanaidd, Delgaregddu nos Lun i geisio dyfod i ddealltwnaeth. Ethoiwyd Mr W. Davies i'r gadair, agwnaeth ei ran yn rhagorol. Siar- adwyd llawer, a c'aodwyd llawer o wrthwynebiadau. Ar y cyfan il-iiai yr holl ymgeisyddion newyddion yn ffafr yr hen os byddai i Tanygrisiau ddyfod i ddealltwriaeth am un. Yr hyn fel y clywsom oddi yno beddyw (dd)dd Ma wrth) ar ol cynal cyfarfod yr un noson a chyfarfod yr ymgeiswyr sydd I,laidd yn amheus. Hen ai-lodau y Bwrdd oeddynt y Meistri D Williams, Glasdo (cadeirydd), E. P. Jones, Cefnfaes (is-gadeirydd), W. Rowlands, Lord, Dr Williams, Bronhaul, a Daniel Williams, Scripture Reader. Ysgrif- enydd y Bwrdù, Mr G. S. Jones; trysorydd, Mr W. G Casson. Gresyn fyddai i anghydfod leol Tanygrisiau f,)d yn achlysur i rwystro parhaJ Bwrdd sydd wedi gweithio hyd yn hyn mor ra,orol. -Dydd Mercher Daethpwyd i'r penderfyniad heddyw mewn cyfarfod a gynhaliwyd i'r pwr pas fod y rhai canlynol i aros yn aelodau o'r Bwrdd, ac fod i'r gwedddl encilio yn eu ffafr:—Meistri D. Williams, Glasdo, Wdliam Rowlands, goruchwyliwr, Votty a Bowydd, Daniel Williams, Scripturc Reader, D. Llewelyn Lloyd, Plasmeini, a'r Parch. Samuel Owen, Tanygrisiau. Y ddau ddiweddaf yn lie Mr E. P. Jone", goruchwyliwr, Diphwys, a Dr Williams, Bronhaui. Cafwyd brwydro c,,Lled. Co frodiidd.
UP AND DOWN THE COAST. A FIRST IMPRESSION. The other day I went in spirit with the Inspector of Nuisances to the Aberystwyth railway station, and I said to him, "Now, imagine you are a visitor just arrived in this far-famed watering place," and I led him across the street to the Mary-Street nuisance. This piece of ground has been sold," he said. "The manure is there yet," I remarked, "and I do not see the good coming out of evil' at present. Messrs ErIis and Owen have bought the ground, it is true, but they may not build for monihs, and it seems to me this dirt ought to be removed at once, whether they build or not. You write beau-ti-ful. reports in fact, they are quite stenchoriferous, and it is a wonder how you can do it for the money, poetic expressions and all." Look there," said the Inspector, that is not exactly beautiful," and he pointed to the drunken-looking wooden fencing which separates the ground opposite Mr Green's Foundry from the road. That is very bad," I observed, very bad indeed, but see how Landy it is for lifting coals over," and we laughed, and the Inspector referred to the high price of coals, and one of us remarked that perhaps it was the facility for lift- ing them over the rails that kept them so dear. There ought to be a wall there," said the Inspector. A long while ago it was settled that there should be a wall built, but impecuniosity or a dread of doing anything in a hurry, or some other reason, hail resulted in dlay, However, a good deal has been done, and sooner or later that wall will follow let us hope it will be sooner, as it will help to give a good first impression of the town. A great deal depends on making a good impression at first and that is why I am so anxious to see these little things done before the summer comes. 0 "I will do my best to put the town in a creditable state," said the Inspector. I bel' you will, and I will give you a piece of advice which will be useful to you: whenever you attack a nuisance never leave it till it ceases to exist. That is the plan I adopt. ne thing at a time and stick to it like grim death, and you are sure to win. People won't like you oh no, they will perhaps swear at yoa and say you too are a nuisance, but when you die how the public will revere your memory. Think of fame, and be brave. The proud honour may be yours of having shifted more filth than any man of your age-and is that nothing ? AT TTREGARON. John Jones, whose letter I dealt with last week, is not happy. He says something must be done to bring Tregaron to a sense of its duty, and he urges me to take upon myself this task. He says he would speak out himself but it would injure him in the estimation of his friends, and then, with praiseworthy ingenuousness, he pleads with me, and evi- dently does not think it matters a jot how I stand with the public. Now, let me ask John Jones a question is there enough public spirit at Tregaron to move the people to act for themselves in any question. Alas, is it not true, that a market-hall would not be built if a private gentleman had not come forward to do the work ? Is it not a fact that Tregaron has no workhouse ? Is it not beyond dispute that there is a great number of nuisances at Tregaron which no man can number. The Winkles never take up a case which is hopeless, and John Jones must show me that the people of Tregaron are prepared to start out on the path of pro- gress, before I can think of coming down there. A MEETING OF LESSER MEN. After the death of Giant Maw the Lesser Men held a great meeting, and they resolved at the outset that having been unduly afraid of the deceased tyrant, they would, in future, cultivate a more manly spirit and would adopt the rule of estimating every man according to his moral and in- tellectual worth. This resolution was carried with great cheering, as was also the next, to the effect that all places of honour should be given to those men who were best fitted to till them with credit. The next proposition was made by a poor man in the following words:—" We, the Lesser Men, having a due regard to the well-beirg of the commun- ity, hereby resolve that justice shall be administered among us without the slightest regard to wealth or p8verty,and each cause brought forward in our courts of justice shall be strictly decided on its merits." On this proposition being put to the meeting the cheering lasted until the majority were hoarse, and the chronicles from which these facts are gleaned goes on to say that after passing resolutions till nearly midnight, the Lesser Men went home delighted with what they had done. Now, it seems that there were a few discontented persons among the Lesser Men who, in a short time began to complain that affairs were not being carried on as they ought to be, and, in fact, as it was agreed they should be. The grumblers were not listened to at firt. Some people said they were too much engaged with their own business to enquire into every complaint that was made; others stuffed their ears with wool so that however loud the murmurings were they sounded only like gentle whispers; others again phooh-phoohed the grumb.ers and said things were all right in a general wav, and then grumbled a little on their own account. Well, thegrumblers went on grumbling, and it must be confessed that they also largely increased in numbers, so much so, indeed, that at last they formed a large and powerful section of the people against whom were arrayed those who had gradually got possession of all the places of emolument and power, which places they seemed determined to keep in their own hands. It was now discovered that the community were divided into two factions, the grumblers being the more numerous and the holders of wealth and office the more powerful' Having hunted about a long time for a deliverer, one was found at last, and everybody promised to assist him in his good work, and to throw in their weight, moral and physical, on the side of emancipation. There is no record how the reformer fared among the Lesser Men, until he began to complain that many of thein were guilty of trying to be on friendly and working terms with his enemies and himself at the same time. He appears at that time to have kept a sort of daily record of his thoughts and feelings, and there are some curious glimpses into the workings of his own mind, and also many indication? of the scate of society in those far-off days. To the Deliverer it seemed that no pro- gress was being made, and his journal is filled with words that to the student of human nature reveal a soul fighting out it battle in that loneliness which all souls must know. The words are faded brown, but one almost seems yet to hear the solitary cry of the spirit-man out of his earth- casing, though his bones have long since rotted. To the Lesser Men this man seemed less than all, and when he bad shamed cupidity into honesty, driven back vice into her dens and lairs, obtained a. hearing for the poor, and vindi- c-ated justice and equity, tile people who ought to have helped him began to prostrat; themselves before the men ;vho l„d taken th. phc, of Giant M,w, l'iVmrv ,u the Deliverer s record is as follows He who serves the puolic must be stalled with the reward of a od conscience, and must not expect to have his service re- cognized as a hmg of any value whatever TheTeJer 1)1 ayirr^witl^thp an.d "ow> a^as> they are constantly There lias mmn ere'°ng again bind them, of mere monev UP aJnon" the people an insane worship 1 n and along with it a moral blindness which an account for their treatment of me. The end fu *■ should like to know if all true men fear that their life has been a misttko; do all feel at la.»t that l f?T are ^orsak-en of God and man do all plunge ir''o ihe darkness followed by the yeiis of those whom they have tried to serve." The foregoing is not fdl that was written, but enough has been copied to show that in times gone by men were not like they are now. In these days you could not find men who profess religion because it increases trade. nor could you fnd those who follow certain political parties more because it pays than because they believe in the principles of those parties. Professors of religion are now mainly religious, and political partizans are at least honest- | J8h. In the- rays :hw i.onest poor man never cringes be- the ^cou-jdr. and the sm.undr; i because he is J rich. Mwr hi. way jnto ssats of honour ;h: w>uld be br-*t iiOi,■ ~'c,* m We never chuckle i over tha z and f t e w.):i ;-E, «. tP.i'l wiieti aimed ai tik bv,k f s me delinquent, and then go to that same deli: qu^nt and condole with him. The fact of the whole milter is theie are no Lesser Mea now: they are extiuct, and of course reformers are I unnecessary. A man who ventures to say hat everything is not just as it ollgh to be, we- call a fool or a fanatic-r a Radical, because we know that we are in advance ef the titnes of Giant Maw, and also of the Reformer that followed him, and I QOi/t think that if y"u went for miles round my bit of a place on the Coast you could find a single person who would cringe to another, cr who in any way would act the part of a sycophan'. Mira, who had been reading what I had written, said- "Do ^u think. Mr Winkle, the people vi; i understand what you mean ? "Those will understand who have been thinking, and all will be able to judge whether we are like the Lesser Meu, or, as I contend, a much nobler rase." As you contend, said Mira, and she Compressed her pretty lips. After looking at me for some time the tears gathered in her eyes and, as she ran away to bide them, she said—" I th nk I begin to see what you people mean, and 1 am very sorry for you." A man cam.- to me the other day and asked me if I was not sorry for Mr Gladstone, and I said, Oh no, I am not sorry for Mr Gladstone, as you are s rry. I -m sorry for the people of England-and sorry for him too, but not in your way. You could not understand how a few of us are sorry for each orher with s .rrow that ti,s ranning through it a song of triumph, and here and there loud peans of victory. Sometimes I reckon the cead I have known who fought a battle here that was not always victorious: and in silence I give thanks for the peace that is theirs, not- withstanding the rolling onwards of the great wave of time in which we yet strurrele amid din and confusion. The Cast. PERRY WINKLE.
SHIRLEY BROOKS. (From Punch.) Born April 29. 1315. Died Febru.ry 23,11874. The relations o! Punch au its readers have grown so cordial that the strokes of death among it.s contributors have become subjects of sorrow far beyond the circle in which the dead were valued as fellow workers and loved as friends. The death we have now to mourn deprives this journal, for the second time, of a most able and active head. Shirley Brooks has been taken frum us in the full force of his buoyant and genial activity. Like so many soldiers of the pen, he has died, as a good knight should, in harness and at his post. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him, and by those most who knew him best. Few men have ever brought to the hard service of the periodi- cal press more natural intelligence, a mind better equipped for its work, a more self sustaining purpose to do his best in all he attempted, and a more luyal determination to render truth and du, service in all he took in hand. Dur- ingthe vears-alas too few!—of his editorship of this journal its staff have found in him-who was ever the 1-leacantest of comrades—the most considerate, sagacious, and kindly of chiefs. Of his achievements, beyond the pale of Punch, and in very various fields ot literature, of his acquirements as a scholar, his brilliancy as a wit, and his genial and gentle qualities as a man, this is not the place to speak. But it is.not unbecoming, even in these pages, to say, that these graces were so blended in him, that, la' ge as is the public loss in his death, it is little compared to the blank that death must leave in his family and amoncr his friends. Nor can any better wish be offered to his successor in the editorship of this journal than that he may be guided by as fine a taste, as clear a judgment, and as well directed a sympathy as was Shirley Brookes. Another blithe voice missing from our mirth, One more bright blade to our wit combats lost, One springing seed of life the 1-ss on earth, Nipt by what seems to its untimely frost. Still our small b ind grows smaller still there shows Fewer old faces, and more empty rooms Till, shadow-thronged, our Stable seems to grow, A place of memuries-a fieid of tombs. What though new growth springs to replace the old, Though seats be filled as merrily and well, Though young hands spring pencil and pen to hold, And new themes find new wits the laugh to swell? The life of Punch lives on and knows not loss His deaths are theirs whom death robs of a friend Then let a timely tear his laughter cross, And seemly mourning with his motley blend. But three springs have been erreen, since we stood round. To hear the clod fall on MARK LEMON'S bier, The wild-flowers yet have hardly claimed the ground, Where sleeps the Chief whose memory still is dear. Now our worn mourning must fer him be donned, That took his place whom we left sleeping there, Wondering as homewards from the church we wonned Who likeliest to ÙI1 best that empty chair And he was chosen, whom in heart we knew, The brightest, blithest, readiest and most bold, The keenest eye to point wit's arrow true, The defte3t hand to plant it in the gold." But more, because, be-id; the ready wit, The well stored memory, the pointed pen, We knew his temper tor right, ruling fit- His genial art that charms in guiding men. So he has sat, the focus of our board, The best jest, sunniest presence, cheeriest voice, The centre of our council, deed and word, And none has e're misdoubted of the choice. It seems but yesterday that he was here, The busiest in the business of the hour, With ready jud, ment, quick wit, vision clear, Full of the easy consciousness of power. The clasp of bi.; kind hand still seems to cling To mine, his blithe voice still rings in my ear, E'en while this poor memorial wreath I fling, With brother's hand, on his untimely bier- Untimely 'Yes, to those who count by time But who can sav how long his life has been, Gauged by the toil, the thought in prose and rhyme, Experience of things heard, and read, and seen. Recorded, in those swift growths of the brain, Leaves of the tree, whose saD no winter stays, That spring to die, and die to spring again, But sum who knows what toil of nights and days And who that marks God's way in nature traced, The million germs to round one life that die, Shall say that all this work, or aught, is waste- Meteors that fade, e'en while they fire the sky. To tell our sons what our friend wrote or thought Little or nothing may o'er-tloat Time's f >acn; What he was we know best, with whom he wrought, 4nd they who sit sal in a darkened home.
CORWEN DEATH OF MISS KATE JONES. TVXVCELVX, BRYNEGLWTS.— Miss Kate Jones, of Tyuycelin, die,1 ou Marc 1 2nd, age 1 twenty- nine, to the great, gri. f of her family and friends." She was a faithful member of the Calvinistio Methodist Church at Brvn- eglwys, and was greatly respected throughout the neighbour- hood. Oa Saturday, March 7th, she was interred at the Cal- vinistic Methodist Ceme'e y, Bryneglwys. The Rev. Roger Edwards, Mold, and Mr D,(vies conducted the reiigious service. The procession, which was under the management of Mr O. Lloyd, draper, &c Cor^en, was composed as follows -.—Minister and deacons, the Hearse, Relatives, Sunday School Children, Neighbours and Friends COUNTY COURT.-This c'urt, which was once appointed for Tuesday, was altered to Friday, Maich 13th.
TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. 1874. Great Western "1 £ 94,921 West Midland J- 1873. South Wales.) f89,710 1874. London and North-Western 21-51,983 Shrewsbury and Heroford 1873. Shropshire Union £ 148,272 CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the weekending March 8, 1874. Miles open, 178. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 1,214; merchandise, minerals, and cattle, £ 1.601 total for the week, £ 2,821; aggregate from commencement of current half-year to this date £ 26,695. Corresponding week last year. Mil^s open, 178. I I) Passengers, &c.. £ 1,160 merchandise, &c., £ 1,654; total for the week, £ 2,814 aggregate from commencement of current half-year to this iate, 9-96,147. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (61 miles open.)—Re- turn of traffic for the week ending March 8:h, 18, 4:—Pas- sengers, parcels, &c., £ 296 15s. 2d.; good* and live stock, £ ,968 3s. lid.; total. £ 1,264 19S. Id.; £ 20 14s. 9d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (61 miles open.) .3 —Passengers, oarcels, &c., t224 12s. 8d. goods and live stock, £1,010 9s. Id.; total, 91,235 Is. 9d. E20 4s. lid. per mile per week.—Asrirregate from 1st Jan. 1874 £13154 8, Id. ditto IS 13 £ 119-">9, 09, 8d. Increase for this week JE29 17s. 4d. Increase fo" 10 weeks ki.215 2s. 5d.
CHARITABLE RELIEF TO WELSH IN T-OND )N.- A society, named the London NVelsh Charitable Aid Society, has recently been formed in London, for th" assistance of n< cessitous Wt IsH in the metropolis, by directing g them to available sources of relief, or, in special ca,es, by aid from a fund to be raised for that purpose. The society is under the presidency of Lord Penrhyn. It has as vice- presidents the Rt. Hon. Lord Richard Grosvenor, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart, and Sir Robert CurJiffe, Bart., along with e;gl, t o'her members of the present or the last Parliament. The treasurer is Mr J. H. Puleston, M. P. The office of the society is at 8, Queen Victoria- street, E.C. ILLNESS OF MK JUSTICE HONYMAN.—The indisposition of Mr Justice Honyman has taken so serious a form that his lordship was comp-lied to return on Tuesday from Swansea to London Mr Giffard, Q C., had been pre- viously telegraphed for ti take the place of the at the Glamorganshire Assizes, and the learned gentleman arrived in Swans' a on Tn-sday evening, March 10.
o CfOYDON RACES. TUESDAY. Maiden Hurdle naco Mi^s Stockwelll, Me, so)-,ger 2 Marlow 3. Five rin. Stewards' Plat Tauren 1, MobLile 2, Sir Robert 3. Six ran. Steeplechase Sweepstakes—David Copper fiell 1, L'dy Kew 2. Four ran. Metropolitan Red Coat Steeplecliases-Leo-,iore 1, Cardigan 2, Black Joe 3. Three 1 an. Handicap Hurdle Race—Sweet Galingale 1. Copernicus — Thre° ran.. Selling Hurdle Race Bpnaey Swell Simplon 2, Sack ^ut 3. SlSelUns Hurdle R ce-Bonny S»eU 1. S 2, Phariade S. Simplon went the wrong side of the hurdles and was conse- quently disqualified for 2nd place.
I eIRTHS, MARRIAGES. & DEATHS. No announcements of marriages are inserted uiciunt I; ula •a ona:c).l.. f.. "B-- in marriaiwt, I'll aa- !>' ..i. ihti i of (to BARLOw-Feb. 22nd, at Grosvenor Villa, Shrewsbury, the wife of K. N. Barlow, Esq., uf a son. LYONS—March t)th, at Treg -r^n Police Station, the wife of Ser- geant Lyons, of a daughter. tlABKUG £ H. DAVIES—JONES—March 7.h. at Libai.us Chapel, by the Kev. E. rt. Jamew, Thomas Davies, ma-ter mariner, Borth, tu Mar* J ones, Glanlerry, Ll&nfihunptjl J0NES—VERN3N—March 4th, at St. Chad's Church. Tushing- hani, by the Rev. Ge¡"t:'e Bewsber, MA., ;ia*d-t«i! by the Rev. Charles vVhite, A., lucumbeafc, Morris Pater-on Jones, elicit r. Liverpool, eldest son oi ilorris Charles Jonas, Esq. of Liverpool, and Oungrnp;, near Welshpool, to CU a, el lest daughter of John Yauun, E-q., of Tushinirh-.tQ House, Cheshire. JONES PHILLIPs-March :2th, at St. Mary's Church, Cardigan, by the Rev. iiriffith lhomas: Rector, assisted by the Rev. Air J..ne-, Griffi h JonHs. solicitor, Aberystwyth, t-, Annie Laugharne Phillips, the eldest duu^h'er of Mrs Phillips, Car- digan. KEKS—HATTO>-— March 10th, at the Parish Church of St. John. Manchester, by the Rev. J. W. Clarke. D.D., Peter, th, fourib Fon of M' Edward Rees. of Penlan, near Corwen, to Anne, the eldest daughter of Mr J. R. Hatton, dentist, Egerton-street. Hu'.me, Manchester. REES—OWENS—March 9th, at the Register Office. Aberystwyth, David Rees, miner, Llwynprisk, Llanbadarnfawr, to Ana O vens, Bank y darren, 1 lanbadarn. ROWLAN-DS-Lp-N,is-Nia, ch 7th, at Liba-jus Chapel, by the Rev. Enoch W. -Tam.'s, W. L. Rowlands, drarper, Borth, to Sarah Ann Lewis, of the same place. DEATHS. AUSTI-N-NI.trch 4th, aged 65, MARY, wife of Mr Win. Austin, of Wellington, and late of Rye Wem. BEDDOW-Feb. 27th, aged 76, Jane Boddow, Red House, Yockleton. COLLEY-Ilarch 8th, aged 56, Richd, Collev, of Croesmere, near Eliesmere. COWDELL-March 5th, aged 64, Samuel Cowdell. painter, 01 N ew-street, Shrew burv COPE-Feb. 23tb, aged SI, at Aston-terrace, Newport, Salop, Mra Philip Cope. f f. DANIEL—March 8th, aged 92, at Dolfeinir, Cann Office, Lewis Dame!. DAYIES-Marc 6th, aged 42, at the Raven Inn, WLIsbpool, Nir Thomas Davies, lat? of Dudley. DAVII:S-. ,irch Sth. age 1 4, Edward Henrv, son of Thos. Davies. of Birch-row, Eliesmere. DAVIES—March 2nd, at Trewylan Hall, LlansaintflVaid, Louisa Davies, wife of Charles Wynn Davies, Esq. DEA-Feb, 2Sth, aged 71, at the Union Workhouse, Whitctuioh, Mr George Dean. Di DLEY-hrch 6th, aged 11 months, William, son of William Dully, of Pertiiy, near Ellesine, e. DUNN—March 4th, aged 3, Samuel Yonldon Dann, son of Mr S. Y. Dunn, mine agent, Llanbadarn, Issayndre. EDMUNDS—March 2nd, aged 82, Mra Ann Edmunds, Church- stieet, Llanfyllin. GkIFFITHS-M-arch 4th, agei 94, Mr Wm. Griffiths, of Kezl, near Berriew. GRIFFITH-Feb. 21st. aged 73, Richard T. Griffith, Gian'rafon, Peutrerfehn, late Maesoglen, Aiigiesea. HARPER--March 4th, aged 60, Elizabeth Harper, wife of John Harper, gardener, Cynfryn-huiidi^gs, Aberystwyth- JENKINS March 8th, aged 82, Airs Anne Jenkins, Weir-street, Newtown. JENKINS—Feb. 27th, at Chester-street, Wrexham, David, son of 1r John Jenkins. JoNEs-Feb. 28th, aged 51, at Peuygelli, Joseph Jones. JONES—Alarch 3rd, aged 37, at the Railway Inn, Llong, near Mold, Mary, wife of Thomas Jones. JoNEs-March 1st, aged 36, Mr Jacob Jones, Bryn-street, New- t"w.1. MATTHEWS—March 6th, Mr John Matthews, Commercial-street, Newtown. MELLINGS-March 1st, aged 63, at The Mare, Bishop's Castle, Richard Melliug?. 0'HA.RA—March 8th, aged 48, Mr James O'Hara, foreman engine driver on the Cambrian Railways, of 3, Denmark-place Albert- road, Oswebtrv. PENLINGTON—March 4tk, aged 74, at Chester-street, Wrexham, the wife of Mr. H. Penlington, PIIILLIPS-March 9th, aged 63, Catherine, wife of Mr John Phillips (Tegidon), Portmadoc. POPE—March 2nd, aged 89, at C eobury Mortimer, Mary, widow of Thomas Pope, surgeon. PL'RTON—March 3rd, aged 61, Elizabeth Putton, widow of J. Purton, butcher, North-parade, Aberystwyth. Sw,ki.Ns, -Feb. 27th, age 1 63, at Wistanstow, Edward Christo, pher Swainsoa, M.A., ecoor of Wistaastow. TURNER-March 3rd. aged 41, Mr John Turner, landlord of the Lion H»tel. Newtown. WALL—.March 3rd, aged 54, Elizabeth, relict of Mr George Wall, of Eliesmere. WILLIAMS—March 11th, aged 22, at the house of her brother, >'r John Owen, B ink-place, Portmadoc, Miss Catherine Wiliams, formerly of the Railway-terrace, TaLarn, near Car- narvon. W 11.t. IA >15—March 6th, aged 2'1, Wm. Williams, joiner. CTwarfelin- person, near Llanbadarn. T\ ILLIAMS—March 8th, aged 73, Mr James Williams, 5, High- street, Welshpool.
(BY PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAM.) GENERAL. A girl, named V-hite, while picking up some pieces of coal on the Great Western Railway, at Windsor, on Thursday morning, was knocked down by a goods train and kiiled on the spot. Lord Barrington's return for Eye will be opposed by Mr Charles Easton, of Holton Hall, Suffolk. Nomination on Friday, polling on Tuesday. Bank rate unaltered. The Echo is authorized to state that there is no founda- tion for the report that the Archbishop of Canterbury is about to resign.
THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH. THE ROYAL ENTRY INTO LONDON. Sho -tlv before eleven on Thursday, the Queen, with the Duke aud Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Leopold, Princess Beatrice, and Prince and Princess Christian, lefc Windsor Castle and drove to the Great Western Railway station, the snow falling fast at the time, and left for Paddington, v a Slough. The station was must tastefully decorated. Punctually at the moment fixed the Royal train arrived at Padding ton station, which presented an appearance seldom equalled. The guard of honour was composed of the 6th Car- bineers, Scots Greys, and Life Guards. From the saloon carriage alighted her Majesty, the Duke and Duchess, and Princes Beatrice, who at jnce proceeded to the ca-riages in waiting. Although the snew was falling heavily the Royal carriage was not closed. The procession then moved along the prescribed route, the Queen graciously acknow- ledging the cheers of the crowd, and the Duchess appearing particularly struck by the hearty welcome accorded by the spectators who lined the entire r ate. The Marble Arch was itself not decorated, but the band of the Blues was stationed underneath it. The 1st Roval Scotts, the 17th Artillery, and the 23rd Fusiliers kept ihe ground to Oxford Circus. The procession drove at a slow pace through the falling snow, the bands striking uz) as they passed, and the Duchtss bowing repeatedlv. At the Recent Circus, Oxford-street, and again at the Piccadily Circus there was an elaborate display of statutary and floral decorations and in front of the Guards Memorial in Waterloo Place was a remarkably hand- some trophy. At Charing Cross were the sailor boys from Greenwich, and at the Horse Guards 500 sailors. The procession arrived at Buckingham Palace, shortly after one. The Prince and Princess of Wales, with their children, Princess Louise, and Prince Christian, were at the windows of the Palace awaiting the arrival of the royal paity, who wre received with a roval salute, the Duchess bowing continually in response to the cheers which greeted her to the last.
RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN THE SNOW. Late OIl ednesday night a goods train embedded in the snow between Lawrence, Kirk, and Fardoun, on the Cale- donian Railway, was run into by two powerful engines driving the snow plough before them. A number of wag- gons were utterly wrecked, and the line was blocked. On some parts of the Caledonian line the snow is as high as the tops of the station houses.
SHIPPING. Week ending 11March. 1S74. _I" ABERDOVEY. Arrived— Mary and Annie, Ellis, Cardigan George and Henry, Williams, Plymouth Seven Brothers Morgans, Cork Ceres, Davies, Aberystwyth Jane Griffiths Rióes, Aberystwyth; John James, Jones, Aberayron; *M'd-s' Lewis. Cardigan. Sailcd.-Dovey Packet, Rees, Cardiff: Elizabeth and Margaret, Williams, Silloth; Kohinoor. Hughes Co"k • Alert, Jenkins, Youghal; Amity, Jones. e Fle'e4-wo^ • Iary and Annie, Ellis, London; Mary Jane, DaDid: Cardiff. PORTMADOC. Arrived.—-JEvans, Evans, Gia'sson Dock Elizabeth Richards, Roberts^Mochras Major Nanney. Evans, Car- digan Edward Wmdus. •* F Evans, Abersoch: John and AnuV AberysfwrtiT'; Palestine, Williams. Pwllheli: Zi0n Hill, Davies, Barrow Progress, Evans, Belfast; Ocean. Evans, Cardigan; Ebtu- ezer, Wnhanis, Belfast; Carl Louise, Jones. Gestimunje El za Griffith,^ Griffith, Belfast; Nancv, Guv. Dublin; Anne Elizabetn, Enos, Belfast; Beatrice, Edwards, Dew. dalk; Leancler, Roberts, Dublin Excelsior, Davies, Aber- ystwyth; irutne, Williams, Glasgow; Win*Nut. Willis; Dublin Jane Morgan. Morgans, Dublin Cambria, Jor.e=. Portrush; Margaret Davies, Morris. Runcorn; Catherine, Richards, Dublin Margaret ar,.d Mary. Jones, enck Azorian, Jones, Dublin Sarah Bridget, Rvbf-t- Wpterford Laura, Roberts, Cardiff. S(tiled.-Albert Baltzer, Morris, Stettin; Janet, r 0 Alice, Lloyd, Kiel; Margaret Jones, Kodgers, Hamburg • Volunteer, Edwards, Stettin; John Ernest, Williams' Hamburg; Diligent, Edwards, Cardiff; Jane Gvv"'n' Thomas, Grimsby; Elizabeth, Yendail, Bridgewater: Tyne, Evans, Hamburg George Casson, Parrv- St.-tiki • Elizabeth Thomas, LloydE.iith, Ree?, Miatk'v Lf-k' Jones, Cardiff; Mary nnd Jane..Jenkins. Cardiff' Joua' Humphreys Rebecca (ss), \Y:lliams, Charter; fno^s, Roberts, Hamburg Eliza W«l*- ley, Roberta, Cardiff; Jane Owen, Williams, Dublin; Gomer, ./ones, Cardiff; Endeavour, Willi.- ms. Xtwrv; Sedi^us, Rooerts, Biythe Elize, Eson, Gloucester. ABERYSTWYTH. A -H. E. Taylor (ss), Watkins, Bns, I; La of the Forest, Jenkins, Belfast. Sai-'ci.—R.E. Taylor (ss), Watkins, Bristol; Exc hlor, Davits, Portmadoc.
I ABERYSTWYTH A VAIN QUEST .-A correspondent writes to say that the reporter from the Western Mail, who lost himself at Aber- ystwyth in trying to find the conference of delegates on Tuesday, and who utterly failed to glean any facts respec- ting what was done, must admit that the delegates-about eighty in number—kept their counsel very well, as they were undoubtedly sitting within a few yards of him when he was interviewing that other old woman with whom be struck up an acqaaintance, and without whom and the bellman he would have found it difficult to make a report. HAWKING WITHOUT ALICENCE.-David Evans, a tramp, was brought up at the police station by P.C. Pierce, of Pontrhydfendigade charged with having no certificate as required by th Pedlar's Act, 1871. Defendant was haw- king in the parish of Gwnnws. He was lined 10s., and lis. cvSt3, in default, fourteen days' imprisonment. The Address presented to Mr E. M. Richards, may be seen by the public in the window of Mr Thomas Wil- liams, chemist, Bridge-street, for a day or two. As a work of the illuminator's art, the address is well worth seeing. MARRIAGE OF MR, GRIFFITH JONES.—On Thursday morning, the 12 h of March, the marriage of Mr Griffith Jones, solicitor, son of Mr John Jones, Bridge-end, Aberystwyth, to Miss Annie Laugharne Phillips, eldest daughter of Mrs Phillips, Cardigan, was solemnized in St. Mary's Church. Cardigan, by the Rev. Griffith Thomas, rector, assisted by the Rev. Mr Jones. The bride was given away by her cousin, Dr. Pnillips. The bridesmaids were Miss Lizzie Pnillips, sister of the bride, and Aliis Morgan, cousin of the bride, the best man being Mr Richard Jones, Machynlleth. The bride is a general favourite in Cardigan and the neighbourhood, and the kind wishes of a large circle of ftiends will follow her to her new home. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom started for London and the Continent. In Aberystwyth flags were displayed, and there were other signs of rejoicing. In the evening a dinner was given to the workmen and others em. ployed by the bridegroom's father, at the Old Black Lion, Bridge-street. NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE HORSE BREEDING ASSOCIATION. —In an advertisement on another page will be found a list of the piemiunis to be awarded in connection with the North Cardiganshire Asociation for Improving the Breed of Horses. The show of stallions is to be held on Monday, the 6th of April; and we are sure any of the hon. secretaries (named in the advertisement) will be happy to give any ad- ditional information that may be required. We trust that the ratepayers of Aberystwyth will not neglect to nominate some good men to represent them on the Board of Guardians for the Aberystwyth Union for the ensuing term of office. In some English Unions pauperism is only one and a haif or two per cent, while in Wales it is nine or ten per cent. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES.—SCIENCE APPARATUS FUND.—Subscription of the inhabitants of Aberystwyth in aid of the fund for the purchase of apparatus for use in the College laboratory in the ordinary classes of the College and in the public lectures delivered by the Professors of the College. The aim of the Professors in these public lectures will be to extend the usefulness of the College be- yond the circle of its students, by bringing scientific and literary teaching within reach of all who dwell in and around Aberystwyth. Subscriptions will be received by the Principal and Professors, by the Registrar, and by the Mayor of Aberystwyth. Every half guinea subscribed will entitle the subscriber to a ticket of admission to the public lectures for one year from date of subscription. Subscrip- tions :—Mr Philip Williams, Mayor of Aberystwyth, £ 2 2s.; Mr Jonathan Pell, £ 2 2s.; Mr John Morgan, stationer, ,Qiols. Dr C. ltice Williams, Sl Is. Mrs Possett, 21; Mr E. Edwards, draper, £11s. JUDAS MACCABYEUS. On Wednesday evening the Aberystwyth United Choral Society gave the second of their concerts in the Temperance Hall. On the first occasion the Messiah was performed, and on Wednesday night "Judas Maccabceus" was given to a large and respectable audience; and the pieces were remarkably well sung, and evidently gave great pleasure to the audience who, on more than one occasion, insisted upon encores. One feature in this concert was the appear- ance for the first time of the Aberystwyth brass band, under the leadership of Mr John Edwards, which played several pieces remarkably well-we will not say consider- ing the fact that they have only had three months' practice —as no one could easily have told that the band was not an old one. There can be no doubt that this band will be an acquisition t (I the town, and after the display of their powers on Wednesday night we trust their appeal for sub- scriptions -vill be liberally responded to, as we cannot easily have too much music in a town like Aberystwyth. In The choir is between forty and tifty in number, and is conducted by Mr E. Edwards (Pencerdd Caredigiou), who ^"1 succeeded in bringing those under his "Ah Wret^v, j^ree "f efficiency; and in some of the pieces, nithetic and "left for,instauce» the expression was very LIW' duet, "Come, ever smilinglfbiT" 1 encore and the Jones was loudly appkudfd In & P*™3 ■?" no dispraise to Mr J. E. M fa^he^nofdo full justice tV :er1'1^e' and 7e may say that the success of these concerts will be greatly enhanced when the society is able to engage a band and two or three solo singers Miss Williams sang Father of Heaven very sweetly' and if the programme had permitted we presume she would have been compelled to sing again. In See the Con- quering Hero comes, the Brass Band took part, and the audience showed their appreciation of the decided improve- me^t by insisting upon a repetition, which was at last ojyeji: *0 the great delight of the audience. The duet O lorely by Misses; Hughes and Edwards, was'care. ftllly sun„, and several time.- before its conclusion the audience could r etrain their urior >v,il. Mr J E1'>d< :ang •' Uejoice. O .Tti<i-.h" with gr-yt corjti !one», anci th, cowdnd'ttj? was given wi h ( "I ,w: <- d"vd,t ''J.GC rt 0': s.o. Miss Annie Joins, iVoii i Parade, acomrpai.ie.j on iAc harmoiiinm, and most efficiently she discharged her im- portant duies. rhp c: vi throughout was most able. anC, v, -re numbers of people in the town of Aberystwyth who are not aware i ow pleasant an hour may be sp>: ut at these entertainments, and it is t > be hoped that before the next concert is tiven the funds will allow of some improvements being made, which we have no doubt Mr Edwards would be quite willing to admit are fairly within reach. The following was the programme Chorus. "Mourn ye afflicted children;" air, "Pious orgies," Miss S. E. Huglns; chorus, "0 Lather whose al- mighty power;" solo, "Arm! arm! ye brave Me KEd. wards; chorus, We c nie;" solo, Call forth thy powers," Mr D. Phillips; air, 11 Tij liberty." Miss Davies; duet, "Come, ever smiling liberty," Misses Davies and Jones; chorus, Lead on;" trio and chorus, "Disdainful of dan ger," Mr D. Hughes, Miss Hughes, and Mr J. Edwards; chorus, "FaWn is the foc;" air. Aù! wre:ched Israel," Miss E. Edwards; chorus, "Ah! wretched Israel;" solo. "Sound an alarm," Mr J. E. Morgan; chorus, We hear;" duet, Oh! nover Low we dOWD;" chorus, We never will bow down;" air, Father of Heaven,' Miss Williams; "See fie Conquering Hero comes;" chorus, Sin^r unto God;" duet, "01 lovely Peace," Misses Hughes and Ed- wards; air, "Rejoice, O Judab!" Mr J. Edwards; chorus, "Hallolujab, Amen."