TIDE TABLE FOR ABEKYSTWYTH, ABEUDOVEY, AN-D BARNIOURH. th- March. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth, a. m. p. m. a. m. p. rn. a. in. P» Fri. 20 8 40 9 1 9 0 9 30 8 49 9 10 ,Sat. ■' 21 9 42 9 50 10 11 9 30 9 ol 22 10 4 10 24 10 33 10 53 1ft 13 10 '->3 2S 10 *} 11 3 11 12 11 a2 10 52 U 12 £ Ion- H u 2-J 017 1133 on n 1* Q 43 0 44 1 12 0 24 0 52 Tk» W > 1 17 i 2 2 1 46 2 31 1 26 I U
CARNARVONSHIRE ASSIZES. 1 The Commission was opened on Monday, March 16th,by I Mr Baron Pigotrt, and the trials of prisoners commenced on I Tuesday and were continned on "Wednesday. I OUTAIN-ING GOODS UNDER FALSE 1'IIH.TENCES. I George White, aged 44, hawker, was charged with oh- taining from Hngh Jones two pictures under false pretences. Mr Ignatius Williams prosecuted. Prosecutor is a picture dealer, carrying on business in High-street, Carnarvon, CARNARVONSHIRE ASSIZES. 1 The Commission was opened on Monday, March 16th,by I Mr Baron Pigotrt, and the trials of prisoners commenced on I Tuesday and were continned on "Wednesday. I OUTAIN-ING GOODS UNDER FALSE 1'IIH.TENCES. I George White, aged 44, hawker, was charged with oh- taining from Hngh Jones two pictures under false pretences. Mr Ignatius Williams prosecuted. Prosecutor is a picture dealer, carrying on business in High-street, Carnarvon, and on the 9th February prisoner called at the shop, and representing that he had been sent by Mr Pugh, of the Sportman's Hotel, for a pair of sporting prints, he was allowed to take them away. Subsequent inquiries proving that the prisoner had not been sent by Mr Pugh, J his arrest followed. Sentenced to three months'|hard labour. I FALSE PEBTEXCES. j Hugh Roberts, aged 39, labourer, pleaded guilty to 1 obtaining half a crown under false pretences from John erittitka, and was sentenced to four months' hard labour. SHOPLIFTING AT POBTMADOC. Derothy Williams, aged 40, pleaded guilty to stealing boots and an umbrella at Portmadoo, and to a previous con viction at Merionethshire quarter sessions. Twelve months' hard labour. WATCH ROBBERY AT CRICCIETH. Thomas Davies, aged 52, smith, pleaded guilty to stealing a watch. guard, and 7s 6d. the property of Evan Ellis, Criccieth. Four months' hard labour. THE AELEGED CHILD MURDER AT LLANDUDNO. The bill against Grace Davies, aged 22, servant, for con- cealment of birth at Llandudno, was ignored. The pri. soner was then arraigned upon the coroner's inquisition for the murder of her child.—Mr Hilton (instructed by Mr LI. Jones) said the prosecution would offer no evidence upon the indictment for murder. The Judge remarked that he fully agreed with the course taken by the prosecu- tion, there being no evidence to show that the child died from violence inflicted by the mother. The prisoner was therefore acquitted.—Mr Swetenham (instructed by Messrs Picton, Jones, and Roberts) was retained for the defence. BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE. The parties were Ann Williams v. John Jones.— Damages were laid at 21,000. Mr M. Lloyd, Q.C., and Mr Horatio Lloyd (instructed by Messrs Turner and Allansnn) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr M'lntyre, Q. C., and Mr Ignatius Williams (instructed by Mr J. H. Roberts) for the defendant, Mr M. Lloyd, in opening the case, said the parties were second cousins, the plaintiff, Ann Williams, being the daughter of William Williams, a farmer, living at Pene- groes, and the defendant, John Jones, a farmer residing at Goerwen, in the same neighbourhood. Plaintiff, who is in her 25th year, lived with her father and mother, and as- sisted them in the usual occupation of a farmer's daughter. Defendant was some eight or ten years older than the plaintiff, and, up to the time of his father's death- in October, 1872-he had lived at the farm, and at his death succeeded to the greater portion ef his father's property. In September, 1872, plaintiff and defendant bad a conver- sation, defendant remarking that he wanted some one to take greater interest in his affairs than those who were living with him, and proposing they should keep company. At first plaintiff, as young women seldom did when the pro- posal was first made, would not answer "V*es." However, though coy and shy, she was ready and willing to accept him, and on December G, when they met at the Carnarvon winter fair, he pressed the question again, and this time so earnestly and with such success that plaintiff assented to his proposal, and from that time they treated each other as affianced lovers engaged to be married. The defendant was received by plaintiff's father and mother as their future son-in-law, was frequently asked to stay for supper, and upon more than one occasion he remained with her after the other members of the family had gone to bed. Plaintiff, in her turn, paid frequent visits to the defendant, and more than once remained at his house all night. One night in the beginning of June the defendant came to plaintiff's house after her parents had retired to rest, and, taking advan- tage of his position as her future husband, seduced her. Prior to that he had asked her to go to his house and instruct the servant in the art of cheese- making, and had requested her to remain to see the plans of some proposed additions to the farmhouse. At Carnarvon September fair, plaintiff acquainted defendant with the fact that she was enceinte, and his reply was, I hope not; but if you are, we must marry sooner than we otherwise would, and so prevent any disgrace." The marriage was accordingly fixed for the 13th November, and plaintiff ordered her wedding clothes, and made other necessary preparations for housekeeping. However, to plaintiff's surprise, defendant soon began to change his demeanour towards her, and in the autumn of 1873 he told plaintiff he thought of giving her R30 to wait until his return from England, where he purposed going to learn a little English. Plaintiff refused, saying she wanted no money, but her character only, and his reply was that she had better take the money, as the offer would not be repeated. On October 10, 1873, she received a letter from him, in which he promised to meet her on the following Friday, at a place called Gravog Engine, near Penegroes railway station. She kept the appointment, and he then made a second offer of the 230. She indignantly repeated her refusal. The child was born on the 1st February, and having heard nothing further from the defendant, a solicitor was consulted. 0 The plaintiff, a young woman of attractive appearance, and fashionably dressed, who had to be examined through the medium of an interpreter, having deposed to the facts stated by the counsel, three or four more letters of a most prosaic character which had passed between the parties were put in and r-ad. Martha Williams, plaintiff's eldest sister, spoke to having seen the parties walking and talking together like a pair of lovers," and to having on the night of June 6th, 1872 gone to bed at the plaintiffs request, leaving them together at supper. To her knowledge defendant then remained all night in the house. Anne Williams, plaintiff's mother, gave evidence to the frequency of defendant's visits to the plaintiff, and to the loving disposition manifested by him towards her. Humphrey Williams, plaintiff's brother; Wm. Williams, her father; and Jane Hughes, the dressmaker who had been engaged to supply the wedding trousseau, were examined in support of the plaintiff's case. Mr M'lntyre submitted that, in the absence of material corroborative evidence of a promise to marry, there was no case to go to the jury. The Judge having ruled that the letters which had passed were corroborative evidence, Mr M'lntyre addressed the court at great length. Whilst denying that any promise of marriage had been given, he admitted that his client had seduced the plaintiff, but not under the circumstances narrated by her. Defendant, on being called, denied having ever been guilty of any undue familiarities with the plaintiff, either at his house or at that of her parents, or of having promised marriage. He had been expelled from the membership of his chapel owing to the scandal about plaintiff, and after having married his present wife. L Yesterday, Catherine Davies,defendant'sservant,was called TO prove tnat only on one occasion-Pwllheli fair-her master had absented himself from home all night; and medical evidence was given by Dr. Evan Roberts, who at. tended plaintiff during her confinement. At the conclusion of the defendant's case Mr M'lntyre again submitted that there was no corroborative evidence of any promise to marry, and applied for leave to move the Court of Queen's Bench that there should be a nonsuit or a verdict entered for the defendant. The judge granted leave to move, but said that he did so reluctantly and without intending to encourage the motion. The jury, after an absence of half an hour, found for the plaintiff—damages £ 200. A FATAL FIGHT. William Lloyd, aged 23, miner, was charged with the manslaughter of Richard Lewis. Mr Morgan Lloyd Q.C., who, with Mr Horatio Lloyd, was retained for the defence, said that under his advice the prisoner would plead guilty for although the matter was accidental to a greater extent than appeared from the de- position, still the act of the prisoner was undoubtedly the cause of the death of the deceased. The two, it appeared, had been drinking together at a public house at Llanengan, near Pwllheli, and were returning home, both rather the worse for liquor—the deceased, it was stated, being con- siderably more advanced in drink than the prisoner. On the way a scuffle took place, and the opinion of the medical man who made the post-mortem examination was that death resulted, not from kicks, but owing to the dislocation of the neck, the deceased having fallen suddenly on rough ground. There was no premeditation, and the prisoner and the other men who were with him thought that no injury had been done, and that when deceased was dying.he was sham- ming. Prisoner was a well-conducted, industrious man and had expressed the greatest possible regret for the un- fortunate occurrence. -Mr Ignatius Williams, on behalf of the prosecution, confirmed the statement that the cause of death was dislocation of the neck, and not kicks, as had been stated by one of the witnesses for the prosecution.— A number of witnesses to character having been ex- amined, The judge said the prisoner had been guilty of great violence, which was altogether unprovoked by the unhappy man who had lost his life. He doubted whether it was not a proper case for penal servitude, the only excuse the prisoner could put forward being that he had been washing away his senses in excessive drinking. He sentenced him to twelve months' hard labour. NISI PRIUS COURT. There was an action for the recovery of X150 and £6 interest, due upon a bill of exchange dated October 1 1572. Mr Horatio Lloyd (instructed by Mr Haywood) appeared for the plaintiff, Owen Roberts, a book-keeper at the Cilgwyn slate quarries. The defendant, Thomas Green Winchester-street, London, made no appearance. The plaintiff having proved the endorsement, a verdict was given for the full amount. FALSE IMPRISONMENT. Dr. White, a retired army surgeon, living at Penrhos, near Carnarvon, was sued by Thomas Grlffith, a gardener and coachman, to recover damages for false imprisonment and libel. Mr M'lntyre, Q.C., and Mr Ignatius Williams (instructed by Mr R. D. Williams, Carnarvon) appeared T i j/- in an<* Lloyd, Q.C., and Mr Horatio 7 j instructed by Messrs Turner and Allanson) repre- sented the defendant. Griffiths was in Dr. White's service, and after a dispute hatchet which belonged to a fwil Jpd ill te gave 111111 iat0 custody; and the alleged libel was contained on a piece of raper which it was said, fell from defendant's nnpkof wnicn, these words :—" A L atchet^a" Wednesday, and traced to Thomas Griffiths, who h^be^n given over to the police for the theft." The defence was that there were two hatchets. The jury found there was no publication of Icel- and, on the count for false imprisonment, returned a verdict for the plaintiff-damgges )o.
BORTH. [This paper may bo obtained at Borth of Mr J. Roberts, stationer.] EDUCATION MEETING. A crowded meeting of the ratepayers of Cyfoethy- brenin was held at the National Schoolroom, Bortli, on Thursday, the 12th ins. The meeting held on Feb. 26th had been adjourned to the 12th March, in oHer to allow time to ask the Education Department whether any modification could be made in the final notice to the dis- trict. The Rev. D. P. EVANS was voted to the chair and said that his first duty was to give the results of the investiga- tion he had been asked to make. Certain children had been withdrawn from the National School just before the Inspector's visit, and at the last meeting he had enquired what the influence was that had been brought to bear upon them, and whether the inhabitants of Borth were going so far to yield to his influence as to make it unadvisable for him any longer to carry oa the National School. In con- ducting the investigation he endeavoured as far as possi- ble to steer clear of all personalities-as the importing of personal feeling into the matter would only be productive of ill-feeling. The fact of his fellow investigator being one whose name had been mentioned in the matter shewed plainly that the investigation must be a general one, for a man could not be asked to investigate charges against him- self. Since the promise had been given that the withdrawn r children should be sent back for the inspection there re- mains nothing in the charge of using influence which need be considered a stigma upon anyone's character. School managers having as much right to attract children to their school as tradesmen have to attract purchasers to their shops. Still he (the Chairman) wished to know what the influence was which had been at work, and he believed he had been able to discover it. He bad to thank Mr Wm. Jones, of Brynowen, for giving him the clue. Politics were at the bottom of it. Some veiy sensitive people appeared to have taken offence at the conduct of the mistress and children when on their way to the Christmas Tree on Feb. 12th. The mistress was accused of wearing a red rosette and the children of shouting Lloyd for ever, when within earshot of the residence of one of Mr Richards's ardent supporters. With regard to the first charge he (the Chair- man) would not undertake as manager of the National School to lay down any rnles as to what coloured ribbons the mistress might or might not wear. As long as he took precautions (as he had done in this case) that the children were not made to wear the colours of either party he considered he was doing all that could be expected of him. With regard to the shout of Lloyd for ever," the mistress and school managers had nothing at all to do with it. The gentleman who directed the children to shout had kindly sent in his name—he was entirely uncon- nected with the school and the only shadow of blame that could rest upon the children was that their discipline was not so strict out of school as in. So high were their youthful spirits at the prospect of the treat before them that the only wonder is they did not shout the whole way from the school instead of once only. In fact, a more unfounded charge against the National School could not have been devised than that it had beeu used as a political engine. Scarcely a man in Borth had taken so small a part in the late election as he had, and all who had been present at the Christmas Tree at Cambrian Hall would bear him out when he said that there was not the slightest taint of political animosity in the whole of the proceedings. It was his own strong conviction that those persons who used either schools or places of worship for political purposes were abusing a very solemn trust com- mitted to their charge. Places set apart for the importing of that true knowledge which fits us for a life of useful- ness in this world and a life of blessedness in the world to come ought to be kept free from the intriguing, bad feeling, and party spite which appear to be inseparable from elec- tion contests in this country. As long as it was allowed him to carry on the National School he could assure them that politics would be as strictly tabooed in the future as they had been during the three years he had been a manager. He had now to read his letter to the Education Depart- ment, and the answer to it 2, Cambrian Terrace, Borth, „ March 3rd, 1874. Cjfoethybremn, E. A. W. (Cardigan). My Lords,—In answer to your c-mmunication of February 14th, I beg to state that I laid it before a meeting of the rate- payers of the district, on February the 26th. I have been requested by the ratepayers to ask your lordships whether, under the circumstances, it be possible to modify a Final Notice. Circumstances have arisen in fctiis case which make it highly desirable that your lordships should exercise the power we believe you to possess, and allow some modification to be made of the Final Notice to this district. The meeting of February 26th has been adjourned to March 12th, to await your lordships' reply. If allowed jto do so, the ratepayers will then propose a scheme for the education of the children of this district, thoroughly in accordance with the spirit of the Education Act of 1870, and infinitely more in harmony with the feeling of the population. I have the honour to remain, Your lordswpbl obedient servant, D. P. EVANS. Education Department, Whitehall, London, S.W., March 7th, 1874. Cyfoethybrenin, E. A. W. (Cardigan). Rev. Sir.-I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th inst. I am directed to state that under no circumstances have my lords the power to mo'tify a Final Notice. In the event of a Board being formed it will, of course, be in the power of such Board, subject to the approval of their lordships, to provide the required accommodation as it may think best in view of the local circumstances. I have the honour to be, Rev. Sir, Your obedient servant, To the Rev. D. P. Evans. P. CUMIN. He begged to draw the attention of the meeting to the contradiction between the opening and concluding sentence of Mr Cumin's letter. It began with saying That under no circumstances have my lords the power to modify a final notice," and concluded by empowering a Board, when ap- pointed, to use its own judgment in supplying the required accommodation. He (the chairman) said that they must now face the fact that a School Board would have to be appointed. He hoped it would be possible avoid a contested election, for the political atmosphere was already over- charged. And a School Board election would not in any way improve matters. He saw no reason why an amicable arrangement could not be arrived at by which such a Board should be appointed as would be willing to work in harmony with the National School in which case it was probable that the Trustees of the National School would be willing to grant the Board a free site. He would therefore propose the follow- ing resolution :—That this vestry is of opinion that in the event tof a School [Board being elected,for this district, such members should be elected as are willing to work heartily in co-operation with the managers of the National School. Mr HENIty MORRIS seconded the resolution. Mr ABRAHAM JAMES pointed out that it would be useless to pass such a motion as the members of the Board would act as the representatives of other districts besides Borth. Mr ENOCH JAMES said it would be no good to endeavour to impose pledges upon a Board not yet elected. Mr JONES, (Glanmorfa), thought it wag possible to obtain pledges from candidates intending to present themselves for election on the School Board unless the people of Borth had considerably altered since he resided there, he was sure that any promises made before Election, would be scrupu- lously kept afterwards. After a long discussion in Welsh and English, no one was prepared with any amendment to the resolution pro- posed, and though several spoke against it, it was finally carried without a division.
TREGARON. [This paper may be obtained here of Mr J. Williams, draper ] SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE.—Last week Mr David Davies, M.P., gave two trucks of coal to bo distributed among the poor of this place. During the winter similar comtribu- ions have Leen made towards the relief of the poor by other gentlemen in the neighbourhood. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—TUESDAY, MARCH 17Tll.- Present: Mr D. Evans, chairman; Mr J. J. Davies, vice-chairman Messrs H. Jones, D. Jones, J. Jones, G. Griffiths, \V. Jones, M. Jones, E. Lloyd, D. Jones, J. officer18' -Hoyd, D. James, Dr. B. Rowlands, medical no°ut reHef, f°r the past fortnight, £ 8G I s. 3ad. to_577 paupers; balance in the hands of the treasurer, £ o07 0s. 7!d; parishes in arrears to the total amount of £ 662 6s. Sd, five of which were ordered to be summoned. Education of Pauper Children.— Mr J. Jenkins said the amended Act by which relief to paupers was made condi- tional upon their sending their children to school, had been carried out in every unfoii fn the COUnty except Tregaron. The Guardians must see that the children were sent to school, or the auditor would not pass the accounts. They had been relieving people illegally for a long period by not making the paupers send their children to school, and per- haps some ratepayer would object to the passing of the accounts by the auditor in consequence. He then pro. posed that the attendance cards should be ordered at once. -Mr J. J. Davies seconded the resolution, and it was agreed to order 200 card?.—Mr J. Jenkins said he shmld like the Clerk to give the cards to the relieving officer as soon as they arrived.—It was also resolved to order 100 notices setting forth the provisions of the Agricultural Children's Act. Resignation of Officers.—Mr Benjamin Benjamin, of Llwyngwinew, sent in his resignation as road surveyor, being compelled to do so on account of ill health. The re- signation was accepted, and the Board expressed their sor- row at the cause of the resignation. Mr Thomas Morgan also sent in his resignation as vaccination officer, but the consideration of the subject was postponed. The Conference of Guardians at Swansea.-A letter on the proposed conference was received from Colonel Lewis, and Dr. Rowlands undertook to answer it. The Inspector's First Rcport.-The report was as follows: -I' In placing before you my report for the first time I beg to state that I have, according to your instructions at the last meeting, made an inspection of the whole town of Tregaron, and have made an entry in my report book of each case. I very much regret to say that the sanitary condition of the whole town is very unsatisfactory, and in many respects I quite concur with Messrs John Jones and Perry Winkle, but I differ in opinion from Mr Peary Winkle when he puts the condition of Tregaron down as 'hopeless,'for I have found in the majority of instances that the inhabitants are quite willing to comply with the orders of tLe Sanitary Authority when called upon to do so. I am glad to say that several manure heaps have been already removed, and I believe that by perseverance, the sanitary condition of Tregaron will be greatly improved. There is, however, a vast amount of work to be done, and of course we must be patient. We cannot expect all the necessary improvements carried out in a day. In pointing out some of the nuisances requiring special and immediate attent'on, I beg to call your atten- tion to the diain leading from the centre of the town dowa tion to the diain leading from the centre of the town down t. r mgh Doldref and to the river. The drain is a vtry bad con- dition from top to bottom, and on account of its being an 1 open gutter for the most part of the way, and filled up with. mud and rubbish, it is very unhealthy. I should re- commend that the drain should be cleaned and properiv covered from one end to the other. There is another dram running from near the footbridge along the street, and opposite the houses of Mr J. P. Kees and others, at which point it is a, great nuisance. It then proceeds through some gardens, and empties itself into the main drain by Mr Morgan Jones's, the blacksmith's house. This also ought to be cleansed and covered up, especially opposite the above-mentioned houses. Another drain coming from the station road, through the garden of Mr Thomas Hughes, grocer, then along the street, and in front of nouses all the way to the river. This is really in- sufferable, and must be immediately seen to an re- medied. This could be done by covering the drain properly. There is also an open gutter in the village It runs along the road in front of two rows of hou#e»" and after going under a house occupied by Margaret Rees, fllf" on to the garden at the back. The drain is in a filthy state the whole distance, and is very unhealthy. There is a pool of stagnant water and liquid manure lying in front of the houses occupied by David Evans and his neighbours. This should be cleared out at once, and the place filled up with gravel. A drain is badly wanted at the back of the premises of Mr John Jones, L iura-place. A drain could be constructed at the place, and could be carried to the main drain by the Wenallt Arms. This spot is in a filthy condition, and should be seen to at once. I regret that I have to report three cases of scarlet fever in the town- onp of which has proved fatal. Two of the cases occurred at the house of the Rev. E. Williams, and upon an inspection of the premises I failed to find auy nuisance to account for the fever, except a road side gutter a little below the house, which should be kept cleaner. Tne other case of tever is at the house of Mr Thomas Evans, Peny'rodyn. I visited the house at the request of the medical officer of health, he having been called in to see the child, before I was aware fever had broken out there. I regret to say the condition of this house and premises is anything but satisfactory, and will call for your special attention. As you will see by niv report of the several houses, you will find that the privy accommodation is very insufficient all through the town I should recommend that every owner should be called upon to provide the same with as little delay as possible.- I am &c., J. JEVKINS, inspector. "-The Inspector had been over the whole of the town in the fortnight, and had pre- pared a separate report upon each house that was not in a good sanitary condition, the whole extending over eleven pages of a large book. As it was late when the business of the Board of Guardians was over the further consideration of the report was adjourned to the next meeting, when it is to be hoped the Sanitary Authority will do their best to cause to be removed the nuisances that abound on every hand. The report which is published does not reveal the worst. One house in which fever is rampant is literally surrounded with nuisances a manure heap in front pig- sties at the back, and at both sides nuisances of a descrip- tion that are in themselves sufficient to account for the ferer.
FFESTINIOG. [This paper may be obtained at Festimog of Mrs J. II Morris M°arfe £ r2f e8'Jlr R' ^arry' F«sti,ni 'g Vihage, Mrs H.T. Roberts: bSS; £ | cr0sses'and w- ^'Kams, Tanygrisiau. AMRYWWN ETO.- Y mae adeg cystadleuaeth gerddorol a llenyddoly Welsh Slate" yn agoshau, a bydd yr holl wobrau cerddorol, ac yn eu mysg y wobr fawr, wedi ei chy- flwyno cyn diwedd y mis nesaf. Hysbysir ni fod yma amryw o gorau enwog yn riiagbaratoi-dini Ilai, meddir, lIla deg neu ddeuddeg, ar yr holl amrywion. Pwy lwydda tybed? Gallwa feddwl hefyd fod yn amssr i'n corau gofio am eisteddfod flynyddol y Sulgwyu. Gresyn fod ein prif sefydliad llenyddoi yn cael ei noddi mor wael gan ein cerddorion. Y mae y gwobrwyon eleni yn deilwng, a'r darnau a'r beirniaid yr un modd. Wel hai ati ynte fei,.Ion y gân. Gadewch i ni eich gweled yn tynu y dorch o ddifrif ar yr uchel wyl.—Bu y Parch. Isaac Jones, Lianfyllin, yn traddodi ei ddadith yr wythnos ddiweddaf ar D.iewin- iaeth," yn Marchnadfa Ffestiniog. Hyshysir ni y cafwyd yno le iawn i beirianau pwysig chwerthin i fod ar lawn waith. Yr oedd yr hen ddarlithydd, meddir, yn eu hwyl- lau goreu." Llywyddwyd gan y Parch. Hugh Hughes, Lbenezer.—Yn yr Assembly Eooms nos Wener diweddaf ni ttawn lu o gerddorion talentog, neb amgen nac Eos Morlais, Eos Maelor, Llinos Elen, Kate Evans, a'rManawd Glee Party, o dan arweiniad Crych Elen. Canmoliaeth cyffredinoi a roddid i'r cyngherdd hwn. Yr elw, ni ddeall- wn, i fyn'd dres y mynydd i gyfeiriad Bettwsycoed. Espoma by.ny, yn ddiau, paham na buasai y gynnulleidfa yn Iluosocaeb. Rywfodd nid yw y Ffestinogiaid yn ryw orfrwdfrydig am roddi i neb ond a fydd yn dal cysylltiad rywfodd a'rgymydogaeth gan nad faint y talentau. Diau fod llawer i'w ddweyd o blaid ac yn erbyn hyn.—Nos Fawrth drachefn, yn yr un lie, bu ein cerddorion cartrefol yn cynal cyngherdd er budd gweithiwr o'r enw Griffith Williams. Llywyddwyd gan Mr Daniel Williams, Scripture reader. Yn cymeryd rhan yn y gweithrediadau ni gawn seindorf Gwaenydd, y Manod Glee Party, Eos Tudur, a'r Meistri John Owen, a J. H. Roberts. Trodd yr hin allan yn hynod anffafriol; er hyny cafwyd cynulleidfa gweddol dla.—Yr un noswaith bu gan ysgol Sabbothol Talwaenydd, capel bychan yn nghwr gogleddol y plwyf, ar y ffordd i Ddolvdd- elen, gyfarfod llenyddoi pur Iwyddianus. Hysbysir ni fod y gweithrediadau yn fywiog iawn; ac y bydd y cyfarfod o adgyfnerthiad dyfodol i'r achos yn y lie. Pertbyna yr ad- eilad i'r Methodistiaid, ond ni gawn fod yma vn trigo yn gytun amryw yn perthyn i'r llwythau enwadol eraill.- Cofnodydd.
MACHYNLLETH- VAGRANCY. On Monday, March 16th, a tramp giving his name as John Jones, was charged with vagrancy before C. F. Thrueton, Esq., by P.C. Henry Roberts, Machynlleth, and com- mitted for one month's imprisonment, with hard labour. CONCERT.—On Wednesday evening, March 18th, a concert was held at the Graig Chapel in aid of the Derwenlas school, Mr J. H. Jones, Aberdovey, in the chair. The principal per- formers were Derwenog and Eos Glan Teifi, assisted .by several amateur voclLlits of the town, and tt party under the leadership ?!. J WilliJuns. Mr E. Davies, Cemmes, ably discharged duties of accompanist. Spirited addresses were given at in- tervals, bearing mostly on the education question, by the Chair- MaD, Ivir Evaii Richards, the Revs. H. Marks, H. Parry, and Josiah Jones. The following was the programme:—" Cvvymp Llewelyn," Parbjj; address by the Chairman song, "Mae'n wellrhyfach na. gormod" (encored), Derwenog; song "The dying Christian," Miss Daniel; song, "Y bwthyn yn nshanoly wlad," Eos Glan Teifl; song, Miss E. Davies; piano solo, Mr R. Davies; address, Mr E. Richards; song, "The murmur of the shell," Miss Evans song, Yr Alabama," Derwenog (encored); song, Up, quit thy bower, Party; address, the Rev. Mr Marks; song, "Nid aur yw pobpeth melyn," Eos Glan Teifi (encored); song, "Paid ag aDghofio'th Gymraeg," Derwenog; song, Rocked in the cradle of the deep," Mr R. Davies; song, "Pum munjd yn rhy hwyr," Eos Glan Teifi; addresa by the Rev. H. Parry; song, "Tho wolf," Mr R. Davies; song, "Yr eneth ddall, Miss Evans (encoredj; song, Yr Ysgol yn y Wlad," Derwenog (encored); song, "Mae nghalon yn Nghymru," Eos Glan Teifi; song, "Sweet spirit hear my prayer," Miss Davies, "Song, "Y P/eniaid,"Derwenog; address by the Rev J.Jones; song, "Ygwanwyn," Party; finale, "National An- them. The programme throughout was very creditably exe- cuted, and was evidently well received" by the audience This was the first concert here favoured with the attendance of Der- wenog and Eos Glan Teifi, and the favourable imDrnsRinn thpi,. performances made on this Occasion will we have no doubt bring about another visit at no very distant period. There was an ex- ceedingly large attendance.
ABERFFRWD GOOD TEMPLARS' MEETING.—On Wednesday, March 18th, the first anniversary of the Aberffrwd Good Templars Lodge was held in the Chapel. Mr Morgan occupied the chair, and speeches were delivered by the Rev J. AlileR, Aberystwyth, and the Rev Francis Jones, Aberdovey. The lodge is in a very flourishinz state, and the chapel was greatly crowded with an enthusiastic audience.
YSPYTTY-YSTWYTH GOOD TEMPLARY.—On Tuesday evening, March 17th, the Rev Francis Jones delivered a lecture on Good Tern- plarism at this place to a good audience.
CARDIGAN. GIFTS FROM Mn DAVIES, M.P.—-Mr D. Davies, M.P. has forwarded 15 to the lilechanies' Institute and C2 10s. to the Tivy Lodge of Good Templars in this place.
ABERYSTWYTH. ILLEGAL HAWKING.—John Pagnam an old man aged 74, was brought before the Mayor on Wednesday morning, March 18, charged with hawking without a licence in Pier- street on the previous day.—The Mayor took into conside- ration the man's age and previous good character, and dis charged him with a caution. TEA MEETING.—On Tuesday, March 17th, the children belonging to the Tabernacle Sunday School were treated to tea and cake by the following ladies :—Mrs R. Roberts and the Miesps Roberts; Mrs D. L. Davies, Mrs T. Simon, Mis R. Hughes, MrF4 E. Evans, Mrs H. Edwards, Mrs J. Mathias, Mrs P. Williamg, Mrs T. Williams, Mrs W. Jones, and Mrs B. Hughes. In the evening at seven A c meeting was held in the chapel, presided over by the Mayor (Mr P. Williams), when an entertainment consisting of singing, reading, and recitations was given by the children. There was a crowded attendance, and everything passed off satisfactorily. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY, MARCH IGru.- Present: Mr H. C. Fryer, chairman, Major Lloyd Philipps, ex-officio, Messrs J. J. Atwood, Peter Jones, Abraham James, Lewis Williams, David Jones, Richard Jenkins, John Evans (Llanychaiarn), John Morgan, William Jones, Daniel Jones, D. Jenkins, Jenkin M. Jones, John Morris, David Lewis, John R. Richard, Richard Watkins, Hugh Hughes, clerk, D. Jones, assii- tant clerk, Dr. M. Jones and Dr. J. Roberts, medical officers. Statistics, &c.-The Master reported the number in the house to be 55, corresponding period last year, 65; vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 9. Out-reli'ef for the past fortnight: Aberystwyth district, per Mr G. T. Thomas, R69 19g. to 3;)2 paupers Llanfihangel Geneu'r- glyn district, per Mr John Jones, £85 16s. to 447 paupers ilar district, per Mr Joseph Morgan, X50 15s. to 272 pau- pers. Balance in the hands of the treasurer, X524 16s lid. The Clerk stated that there were no parishes in arr ar. Conti-acts.-The Clerk said the contracts made with tradesmen for the supply of provisions required renewing. —An order was made that an advertisement, soliciting tenders, should be inserted in the two local papers. Counties Friendly Society.—The Chairman said he had received a notice of a conference of Poor-Law Guardians to be held at Swansea. The subjects proposed for dissua- sion were—"The proportion of in-door and out-door re- lief,' The suggestions of the Merthyr Tydfil Union," tl'vi 'n^uence Friendly Societies on pauperism," and The management of tramps." He had also received a pamphlet, written by Mr W. R. H. Powell, which contair, ed remarks on a proposed friendly society for the united coun- ties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. There would be a central committee, with a committee in each p'ace that chose to take up the matter. It seemed to him (the Chairman) to be a thing that would greatly benetit the county, and it would be a good thing if some means could be devised to absorb the smaller benefit clubs now existing in the counties society.—The Clerk said that wag one of the subjects that would come on at the conference.-M-r Evans said there was formerly a very good club at Llanrhystvd, but it was going into a decline."—Mr James recommended them to get the doctor for it.—Mr Williams said there was a very good club at Llanfihangel, and that was get- ting "better and better everv day.'—Mr A..Janus >a";d there was no doubt that that club kept a great many off the tunda of the iiiiion.-The Chairman said the clubs now in existence only gave relief in cases of sickness, whereas it was proposed to give pensions in the counti-es societies. Those societies must, be established on alarge scale to make them safe and the pay given in cases of sickness to be calculated upon proper tables drawn out by actuaries. It WPS almost impossible for any society to manage its affairs so as to guard against epidemics. It would be well if a society COUld be formed in the three counties.—Mr D. Jones thought one county would be quite sufficient.—The Chairman said that perhaps it would. It wvuld be a good thing to get a meeting, perhaps at Aberystwyth. and see if something could not be started. He thought SOme means 0 U,, could be devised by which members of other societies could be allewed to join on an equitable basis but even if they did not there was plenty of room for the counties society.—Mr T. Williams thought that most people who cared to join a friendly society had already done so; and it would be a pity if the old societies would not join.—Mr James said it would be a good thing if they could get a lot of honorary members.—Mr Peter Jones thought it was proposed to make up the working expenses out of the subscriptions of honorary members. -The Chairman said there would not be a better time than the present, when tiie working classes were making nigh wages, to inaugurate a society for the three counties. He thought the beat plan would be to call a meeting of members of Boards of Guardians and others interested in the question, and delegates from the old clubs at which the subject could be discussed.—Major Philiv.iH suggested that they should form a committee of members "f, theBoard of Guardians to see what coald be done— Ihe Clerk asked if it would not be well to wait unHl they saw the result of the conference at Swansea, as friendlv societies was one of the subjects on the paper for discn, sion.-The Chairman read a paragraph from Mr Powell',i book, in which it was stated that the Counties Society would be built up substantially ou the same foundations as those of the Hampshire Friendly Society, which dated from 1825, and in 1872 had sixty-nine branches, 5,724 benefit member", 598 honorary members, invested capital and funds in h ind £ 46,460 14s._5d., and in 1869 had 1:7,246 surplus of assets over liabilities. There was a society in Wiltshire equally floui ishing,—Mr Petir Jones said it would be well if they could get the other societies to join. He did not suppose the Oddfellows and Foresters would do so.—The Chairman again expressed his opinion that there was plenty of room for the Counties Society, and the subject dropped. Vaccination.-A public caution, printed in English and Welsh, was laid on the table. It pointed out the liabili- ties to punishment incurred by persons neglecting to have their children vaccinated at the proper season, and the vaccination stations and times of attendances throughout the Union. IMPORTANT VESTRY. On Fridav afternoon, March 13th, an important vestrv was held in St. Michael's Church to consider plans for re- novating St. Michael's Church and towards taking further steps for building a new one. The Rev. Canon Phillips pre- sided, and after some experiments on the acoustic properties of the building, it was agreed to lower the pulpit, and do away with the clerk's desk, and thus enable the congrega- tion to hear better, and at the same time bring more pro- minently into view the beautiful window which is nON partly hidden by the pulpit. Mr Thomas Jones threw out agood suggestion to the effect that it would be well to stain and varnish the seats, so as to give them more the appear- ance of old oak. At present they are a cold grey. The VICAR said when it was understood by the congre- gation that the alterations they were then about to make were such 11.3 could be male without much expense and not because they bad any objection to moving the pulpit and reading desk to another place, he thought they would not object. Mr ALDWIXCKLE then submitted plans for windows of tinted cathedral glaos. There were three designs, and it; was agreed to put in two windows of the more expensive sort in the chancel first, and then judge as to what should be done with the windows in the body of the building The designs chosen are very handsome, and when all the windows are supplied the improvement will undoubtedly be great. to Mr THOMAS JONES said the walls and the ceilings were the ntxt thing. Mr ALDWISCKLE said as regarded the ceiling, the sciffold- iag would be the most expensive part of the work. MrTHOS. JONES said there had been soaiesettlementof the walls, and referred to a plan for carrying the water from the roof. The VICAR thought it would be well for the present to keep to the inside of the church. Mr PELL said they would have to give up their services in the church during the time the ceilings were being done. On some gentlemen present expressing an opinion that services might perhaps be held in one portion while the other portion was being done, Mr ALDWIXCKLE said the church would be a forest of scaffolding. It was agreed to commence the work of cleaning the ceiling on Easter Monday, and that services should be held for the following two Sundays either at the National Schools or at the Welsh Church. The VICAR said he did not think there was anything to prevent having the new church about to be erected, finished by the summer following next, and it was agreed tfca1; the Chairman should write to Sir Pryse Pryse, and ask him when it would be convenient for him to meet the committee, either at Gogerddan or Aberystwyth. It was also agreed that Mr Thomas Jones should be the treasurer of the fund for subscriptions towards the new church. The VICAR said when the subscriptions had been received in full, it would be necessary for him to make a final affi- davit. The subscriptions had been handsome-most hand- some-both by those in the present vestry and by others, and if they could divide the town, so as to get the work of canvassing the town done next week it would be well. It was agreed that Alderman Watkins should do this work, and that the Vicar and other gentlemen should assist him in turns. The VICAR said the sum promised in subscriptions to. wards the new church amounted to 2900, in addition to the sum of X500 left by the late Miss Morris, an l siso ia addition there was the endowment fund of £G,OOO or £ 8,000 for the endowment fund, left by that lady.
RUABON DONATIONS TO THE ACCIDENT HOSPITAL.—The treasurer of this Institution has acknowledged rtcript of the handsome sum of R30 from Messrs Wm. Garside, Thomas Davies, and John Garside, jun., on behar of the workmen employed at the Plaskynaston Collieries, the sum of £2 9s. 6d from Mr Gomer, stationmaster, liuabon. on behalf of the officials employed there, and the sum of £1 Is. Od. from Mr James Adams on behalf of the workmen employed at the Rhos Brick Colliery. It is to be hoped that such good examples will be followed by other workmen in the district. Miss Roberts, Bryn End, Ruabon, and MrsFoulkes, Cefn Cottage, have each sent parcels of linen to the matron of the Hospital, and have received the best thanks of the committee. THE SCHOOL BOARD.—Mr J. Denbigh Jones, clerk to the School Board, has received the following letter from the Education Department:—"Sir, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 28Gh ultimo, and of the 6th instant. I am to request your attention to the fact that the day for the triennial retirement of the members of this School Board is the 6th of March. You will thus see that the action of the members of the Board, I as described in your letter of the 28th of February was premature. I am now to request that you will without delay send to this dibe a written statement, signed by such of the retiring numbers of the Board as are willing to serve in pursuance of paragraph 5 (b) of the 1st part of the 2nd schedule of the Elementary Education .Ac-, 1870, of their being so willing. When my Lords have received this document, they will be in a position to make further com- munication to you on the subject of your present letter. I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, P. CUMIN."
CEFN AND RHOSYMEDRE SUDDEN DEATH.—On Thursday, March 12th, Mr Price Jones, of The Vaults, High-street, Cefn Mawr, while in conversation with P.C. Shone, fell down ap.d expired im- mediately. On Friday an inquest was held on the body, at the Cross Keys, before B. H. Thelwall, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury, Mr Dd. Jones, millwright, bein^ foreman, when a verdict of "Died from Natural Causes" was returned.
WATERWORKS COMPANY. A meeting of the Cefn, Acrefair, and Rhosytnedre W->fpr Un the motion ^tlie G^uaMA^socOnded by Mr EDWD, REES, it was resolved • That this meeting of shareholders of the Cefn, Acrefair, and Ehosymedre Water Company, c err j (. aPProve of the application to the Board of Irade m pursuance of the nrovisions of the and Watcr Companies Facilities Act, 1870, for extending the district within which the Company may supply water, and the raising additional capital for that purpose." The report which was read to the meeting explained the object of this meeting, namely, to obtain the formal sane- tion of the shareholders to the application to the Board of Trade for a provisional order to extend the limits of supply and to raise additional capital. The company had been originated to supply the urgent need of the populous dis- trict, and it had more thau realized the public benent an- ticipated. The works were constructed in 1867 under the S'iper vision of Mr Hemans, C.E., Vice-President of the Ass )Cia- tion of Civil Engineers, and one of the highest authorities on the sul)ject, an(I his report stated: Judging of the quality of the water from the geological formation of the distiict producing it, the entire area Is of sandstone and millstone grit, a formation which produces soft water of great purity and generally spring water in large proportion. The drainage area above the point where water will be ab- stracted from the stream extends over about 1,200 acrei". This area with only twelve inches of available rain all stored would afford a supply of 891,480 gallons dn.ilv ni.1 the minimum q un-tity of spring water in dry seasons would be about 324,000 gallons daily. Tms is corroborated by Mr Holmes's and is a quantity larger than the demand is likely to be or some time to come." In 1871 a further Ac. o .Parliament was obtained, ex- tending supply „o Trevor i33a and Trevor-ucha, in the parish "f Llangollen and also to Wrexham, so far as enabling this com; any,to supply the deficiency, which for some time previous had been experienced. In the 'ast session of Parliament a further Act was applied £ r to carry out the provisions of the Act of 1871, in respect of Wrexham by an amalgamation of the Cefn and Wrexham Water Companies. The Bill was applied for in Dii, Ei iance of an agreement entered into between trie two companies on the 5rh October, 1872, and as introduced into the Hoasg ff Commons a reel to by both companies. The management of the business was left by the Cefn Company in the hands of the Wrex- ham Companv, r-Ild they thought fit during the progress of .1 o ijiii. co alter it materidly without consulting, and to the serious injury oî, the Cefn Company, and as the rejects a'i proposal for adja,ting these dlfferncè,, and wholly disregarded the protests of the Cdu rniparT, flga;nst alterations so made without their consent, tue Cefn Company had no alternative but to withdraw tne Bill. The Wrexham Company < p josed this withdrawal, but a committee of the House or Lurds unanimously overruled theu objections after a full discus- f1 i to which it was n„w proposed to ex- tend the supply consisted mainly of the townshina and parisnes lying between Wrexham and Chester, and these tae £ lli vi last 8e*si°o. The application nrnr,V fT™ to !he Bo^d °f Trade was made in pursuance of the Gas and Water Facility Act, 1370, and that- I'n0 v5 ad™nta^s mode of proceeding, that all objections can be investigated by the Boird of 1)C:1 iu-,U1.ry fnd Action, and it is now established that this is the most economical and the most satisfactory mode of settling all questions arising upon the Supply of Water. Th^Wrexhlm Company have made no objection to the Board of Trade, and therefore there ^,e n<! ?cl ln1!liry, but having intimated as before mentioned that they will reserve their opposition for Par- liamentary committees, the public will thus not only be de- prived of the opportunity of effective inquiry in the locality, but will incur all the risk and evnfinditnrn—fnr in the case of water works, it is the publie who have ultimately to ray for such Parliamentary contests. The vrexiiam Company have re listed all proposals for local enquiry. In supplying the districts bayona Wrexham, the Cefn Oom pany would of course pass with their mains through rexliam and could thus supply that town if it were esired, erher bv the Corporation or otherwise, at a much lower tariff than the Wrexham Company, and with water of a far better quality. In go far as this was the reason for their threatened opposition in Parliament, and their refusal Wr!.a^ a a' in'l'iir.Vj the public, or the Corporation of fch"^m °" thelr bfh'iir"- were entitled to be informed of Wrevlian00^ ls9' a have such explanation from the manded C°mpiln>* as these important public interests de-
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. 0f marria?es 3re inserted without sufficient tre u^T announcements sent to u-; wonU .^r u » A char £ ° of li- is m.'ida for the So ^Hof' deaths" marnageS' ind aUy aadlU0Q B!RTHS. ARTTOTSSJI." -?™1' °™E5TR> »' HARLOW-Fel). 8th, at Newfuundland-street, the wife of Alfred Oeorge Harlow, master mariner, of a son. ROWLANDS-March 11th, the wife of Mr R. Rowlands, Board School, Bala, of a son. SZ LUlf PER-I arch 12th, at Sandmarsh Cottage, Aberystwyth, the wife of Mr Szluuiper, of a son. J' J "< T wife at l\Iarine-trra('P, Aberystwyth, the wife wife of Mr H, E. Taslor, mercnant, of a son. MARtHACES LT,OYD-E VANS -Marc!i 18th, at Chatham-street Chapel, Liver pool, by the Rev. John Hughes, Mr Lloyd, of Aberystwyth, to Elizabetb, widow of Mr John Evans, dentist, and grand- dunghter of the late Rev. John Elias, of Ang'esea. WILLI Alts-T0)1 K I ES Marh 12th, at the Cathedral, Monches- d!u'i-htf.i^ ,of Sydney, Australia, to Ann, only uau0htei of tho late Mr John Tomkies, ot Oswestry. DEATHS. ALLMANO ^TarcLi 12th, aged 22, at 9, Hope-street, Wrexham, John Parry Alhnand. f ATKINS—March 12tb, axed 64, at 96, Park-street, Liverpool dausbtetrJnfWHe (Fr;,u,ji- Atkia?, dockmaster, and eldest shir« ln D-Vles> Tynypant, Montgomery- BATEMA-1farcù 7th, at Hanmer-hall, Helen Eliza, relict of Robert BEALE-March tHh, age(I 23.tt E,rton Lodge, Wrexhllm, Lydia, third of J oha BLiile, E "1, BURTO.N-illarch 12th, aged 53, at Minera, John Burton. BUTTER—October 29th, 1873, itgetl 28, John Butter, youngest son of the Lite John Butter, skhner, Ellesmere, washed from hifr horse whilst fording the iliver V»'aioek), from Waiotaki to Opotik:, Is eff Zealand. OAPPER--March Sth, aged 44, at the Union Workhouse, Whit- church, Mr Joseph Capper. CARTWRIGHT—March 8th, aged 72, Mr Ed ml. Cartwright, black- smith, St. Mary's-street, Bridgnorth. CIIADW ICK March 8th, aged 27, at Erddig-road, Wrexham, Asctiath, wire of Air George Henry Chadwick. COOKE -March 4th, aged 8t, at his residence, St. Alkmond's- place, Shrewsbury, John Cooke. CORBETT—March 9th, aged 17, at Aberystwyth, Mildred, fifth daughter of Col. Corbett, M.P., of Longnor-hall. DANIEL -March 8th, at Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Mary. second daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Daniel. DAVIES—March 16th, aged 83, Evan Davies, Alary-street. DAVIES Maichl5tb, aged 83, Catherine Davies, widow, Pen- itc b d t (I re, Bala. DAVIES—March 13th, aged 83, at Csvmgjaseg, Llanbadarn, Croy- ddyn Lower, Win. Davies, larmer. DAVIES—March 13th, aged 43, Mr T. Davies, Church House Farm, Llandysilio. DYsON-April 26th, 1873, at Lin a, Peru, South America, Tom Jones Dyson, late of Shrewsbury. EDWARDS—March 6th, at CI iptou, Sarah, seventh daughter of the late John Eiwards, of Harlescott, Shropshire. EDWARDS -March 6th, aged 61, at Mary-street, Aberystwyth, James Edwards, cordwainer. EVANs-.Vlareli IOLB, aged 28, at North Gate, Vaenor Lower, Stephen Evans, blacksmith. EVANS—March 5th, aged 79, at Bryn Draw-terrace, Wrexham, David Evans. EVA.,s-ifarch ilth, aged 26, Mr Evan Evans, Red House Farm, Trefegbvys, Montgomeryshire. Pi.Ncii-H,ireh Srd. at 4, Hue de Solferino, Paris, Charles Wynna Finch, Esq., of Voelas, Denbighshire, and Cefn Amlwch, Car- narvonshire. HAYWARD— March 7th, aged 33, at his residence, 94, Great Jackaoa-street, Manchester, Joseph, third son of Mr John Hayward, of Weston Cotton, Oswestry. Hucin —Maich 5th, aged 61, ut Dain en Berg, Haarlem Gtutlamnc Louis Jacquei van der Iiueht, Knight of the Mil tary Wiliems Order, and the Iron Cross of Holland, Comman der of the Order of the Oak Crown of Luxemburg. JONES—March 13th, aged 73, William Jones, E-q., Bryn Tegid, near Bala. JONES —March 17th, aged 42, Mr Thos. Jone?, of the Horses InD, Wraxham. JONES—M.,rch»12th, aged 4, John Eiuvar(I Jones, son of Mrs Jones, Upper Boar Inn, Llanfyllin. LAWLEY—March 5th, aged 69, at Crewe, Joseph Ltwley watch. maker, late of Shrewsbury. LLOYD --IfareLi ilth, aged 73, at Pengwern, Flintshire, the Hon. Thomas Pryce Lloyd, second son of the late Lord Jlostyn. MATE -March Sth, aged 77, William Mate, sawyer, Klson, near Ellesmere. OAKLEY—March 10th, aged 70, Mrs Mary Oakley, of Tilstock Park, Whlxid, near Wiaitchurch, Salop. OWENS—March 10th, aged 18 months, at Moor-street, Aberyst- wyth, Lewis Owens, son of John Owens, blacksmith. PALM Kit. —March Sth, aged 78, at Chetwynd, Aston, Shropshire, Henrietta Elizabeth Mary Palmer, widow of C iptain Edmund Palmer, R.N., C.B., and niece of the late Viscount St. Vincent. PHILLIPS—March 9th, the wife of Mr John Phillips (Tegidon), Portmadoc RICHARDS—March 10th, aged 89, at Gwarfelin Person, Uchyan- dre, Elizabeth Richards, widow of John Richards, miller. ROBERTS—Match lOch, aged 2, at Comnurscech, Vaeuor Upper, Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of David Roberts, labourer. ROGERS— March 14th, Mr Thomas Rogers, formerly a gardener, Portmadoc. ROWLAND—March ICth, aged 51, Mr George Rowland, Chester- street, Wrexham. SABINE—March 12th, aged 73, at 10, Highbury Park, London, Margaret, willow of Charles Sabiae, of Oswestry. SLLVX—March 7th, aged 6, Emma Maria, daughter of Mr Edward Slinn, the New Woodhouse, near Whitchurch. TI.NSLEY—March 7th, aged 49, at Bellevue, Shrewsbury, Mr Dairel unsley, engine driver. TEECE- March 7th, aged 62, at R tsseU Villa, Kingsland-lane, near Shrewsbury, Johu, second son of the late John Teece, ot Bausley, Montgomeryshire. THOMAS—March 7th, aged 75, Martha, relict of Mr John Thoma?, formerly of Bellstone, Shrewsbury. f WILKES—March 6th, aged 81, Margaret, wife of Mr 11. Wilkes, Dodington, Wmtchuich. WILLIAMS—March 15th. aged 60, Mr Robert Williams, captain ot the James Coaley tugboat, Portmadoc. WILLIAMS—Feb. 22nd, aged 77, ai 10, Peoloae-atreot, Pwllheli, Mr ViiUbini Williams, a deacon for 57 years of tho Calvia- iatic Methodist connexion in that town. WILLIAMS -ilirch 13th, aged 11, at Fenis-arlian, Llanfor, near Bala, Wm. W illiams. WILLIAMS—March 6th, aged -7, at G-varfehn Person, LTchanyn- dre, Wm. Williams. J WILLIAMS—March 9th aged C, Margaret, daughter of Mr Isaac Williams, Glanllyn, LL-inilir. WiLLtAMS—M ircb 10th, aged 64, at her residence, Willow-street, Oswestry, Mrs Williams.
WREXHAM SCHOOL BOARD.—At a meeting of the Board on Friday, March 13th, there were present Messrs Charles Hughes (chairman), Charles Rocke, and J. Prytfe Jones. There was no business of importance. The report of the Visiting Officer, Mr Lindop, was real. He complained of the irre. gulaiiiy of tli3 attendance of some of the cliilureii, their at. tendance beIng- a mere sham. He believed that aU the children in the town between the ages of six and thirteen bad their name,? on the school books. „ 'uT°c^' THE HOLY LAND. — On Monday evening, March ,)th^ Sir iio'-ert Cunlift'e, B irt., delivered a very interesting lecture on his travels in the Holy Land. The leetuie was Oil behalf of the Working Men's Institute, and was delivered in the Town-hall. Mr T. T. Griffith pre- Si Starting at Suez, Sir liobeit took his hearers across ( the desert to Hebron and the Holy Land, describing the ascent of Sinai, and his arrival at Hebron, where he visited the har.w which contained the cave of Maehpelab, and the t ill:: h of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. The lecturer then gave a very interesting descrip- tion of Jerusalem, and then referred to Bethlehem, Mount Olives, Bethany—a poor, miserable eastv:r. village —and tho the Dead Sea. Sir Robert concluded by references to Jacob's Well, Samaria, Mount Carmel, Nazuretli—the population of which was Christian, and which was noted f(;r its beautiful women—Mount Tabor, the Lake of Gene- saretbj the miserable little city of Tiberias, and the Cedars of Lebanon. The lecture was rendeped exceedingly inter- esting by the exhibition of a number of coloured illustra- tions. A vote of thanks to the lecturer and the chairman brought the proceedings to a close.
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/J/ UP AND DOWN THE COAST. CON'jREGATIONAL PSALMOD Y. A correspondent writes me a slangy letter from the f middle oi i--Iland to tell me that the singing in the chapels I at Aberystwyth is a "caution." He then, without the Blighteau LO my great age, advises me to make the Tound o* t^e chapels," and judge for myself. He evidently thinks I am of strong mind and body, or he would never propose this task, especially after his remarks about the de- fective singing, for the Winkles have always had an ear for music—the grand old music of the ever-sounding sea, though, of course, they do not despise the ''human voice divine." To take chaff to chapels would be like taking coals t) Newcastle, a simile my English friend will surely understand. Besides, I repudiate everything in the nature of chaff. The Winkles are an earnest, solemn, joke-eschew- ing and I am shocked at the spirit of levity which runs through his letter, to say nothing of the audacity of his preau;a^;ion that the singing in the chapels is not » food as it might be. As for giving two lines out at a time, I am surprised he does not see that people who cannot read must be considered. :1 am afraid my correspondent is young, and if he writes any more letters like the one now before me. I shall think youth is not his worst fault. What does he think would become of me if I attacked all the chapels in Aberystwyth does he want to see me wiped out," to (luste one of his own slangy phrases. TREGARON BY A NATIVE. The following letter by John Jones, Iregaron, tells its own story sj well that I will not spoil it by any words of mine Mr Perry Winkle, Venerable Sir,—The other day I was at Aberystwyth, and I spent a long fame in trying to find your bit of a place on the coast. I wanted to see you, but if the truth must be told, I also wanted to see Mira, who has obtained my sincere regard by her gentle demean .ur and the quickness with which she comprehends the spirit of your work. Well, sir, I want to tell you a little about TiigLii-on and its inhabitants, and I hope you won't form a bad opinion of us. We are a rough lot, but bless you, we are a kind-hearted lot, and except that we might drag a man through a river or lynch law an objec- tionable individual, we are as harm let's as doves. Our notion" of conducting business-such as Guardians and that kind of thing-are not, perhaps, what they ought to be; but where's the odds as long as you're happy. Take us the right way and we will do anything for you, and except that we are fond of a drop of drink, and like a song with a good rollicking chorus there's no harm in us—oh, no, nothing of the sort. I read all about the Lesser Men last week, and I flatter myself that I see exactly what you mean. You can correct me if I am wrong but don't you mean to come down heavy on the cringing business. By Jove, I know a lot of Lesser A Ten, and I feel sorry for you many a time when I think of all you write and all you would like to do for the district, and then think of the slow progress you make, and the ingratitude of the public. Lots of people can't understand about the lad that had a fox under his cloak. The Lesser Men are your Giant Maw, and the public are your fox- you understand eh? Well to return to Tregaron We mean to make it into a first rate town and it can be done, only you must not run us too fast at first. Take us easy, and we will make the place as busy as a beehive, and as clean M p, pin. You may depend upon it we will put a stop to 1.1 ;iaesmen coming to our markets to sell goods be. fore iung. We don't mean to throw them into the river or anything vi that sort, but we mean to offer goods so cheap, and to do trade so well that it wont pay other tradesmen to come to Tre jaron any more than it would pay Tregaron trades- men to come to Aberystwyth. I suppose y. u agree with me that there must be something wrong when tradesmen can pay carriage and their own expenses in coming down here from Aberystwyth. All the country people belong as much to us as they do to Aberystwyth, but you see the Aberyst- wyth tradesmen are always right before the people's eyes every time they open the news-paper till they seem to know them all. Somehow or another if I myself want anything particular I always come to Aberystwyth for it, and it is just because I feel as if the tbinga must be better, and cheaper there, through seeing so much about them. I see plain enough how it is that we are not so much in the front as we might be, because you see when we bethought ourselves we licked Aberystwyth about markets, but if we don't keep a sharp look out they will be upon our heels there too, and if they are, that will be your fault, for if you would have let them alone they would have been quiet enough but now I suppose we shall be told that Aberyst- wyth has the best markets just as you tell us that it has the best of everything else. I've got a long way from Tre- garon now, and as I have written so much about what has nothing to do with the subject in hand I suppose I must give up. I often wonder if other people are like m he« cause whenever I begin tu write about anything I always write about something else instead. It's just as if my mind got the bit in its mouth and rushed off with me any- where except the place I started for.—I am venerable sir, yours respectfully—JOHN JONES. REASONABLE GRUMBLERS. From a pile of correspondence respecting an idiotic habit on the part of gallant defenders" who are now with us, the following grumbles have been selected:— A Newly-made Father" writes-" My wife was con- fined about nine days ago of her first child, and as may be easily imagined for a night or two I did not get much sleep well, sir, ever since, when I have a chance of go- ing to sleep the Militia begin to play on their bugles, they start about s.'x o'clock in the morning, and they are at it late at night. The noise is horrid, and the effect on my wife and child is awful." A "Victim to Nerves" wants to know if there is no other way of getting the few militiamen in the town to do what they are wanted without making night and morning hideous with their braying. "Sluggard "thinks it is a confounded shame that there should be such a row made in the streets at unreasonable hours in the morning by those militiamen. A Wag puts the thing in the shape of a conundrum, and a.sks- Why are the trumpet calls for the fifteen militia recruits like one of Shakespeare's plays ? The answer is, Because they are "Much ado about nothing." [This corres- pondent must take care of himself.] "Cynic" suggests that employers of labour should each have seven or eight buglars togo round thetown to call their men to work in the morning. He also thinks parsons might em- ploy the same means for bringing their congregations to- gether on Sundays and weeknights. He is of opinion that bugles might be used to call up the Council, Board of Guardians ar.d other public bodies, as he cannot understand why all the row should be monopolized by the militia. The nuisance complained of does not affect me, and if it did I should not say anything about it, because it is use- less to try to alter anything of this sort. They have been used to making a noise and there is an important look about it, and men are fond of playing at soldiers and besides it is the nation, and what the nation does must be tolerated, but we can think the whole thing is foolish and nobody can touch us for that. THE VESTRY. On Friday there will be a vestry meeting at Aberyst- wytb., and I cannot help wondering how it will be with the collector and the overseers. Let us hope there are no arrears now and that every thing will pass off comfortably. Vestries are not popular meetings, but it strikes me there will be some amusing passages at that on Friday. Money is tight—very tight, and the collector has been otherwise en- gaged recently than in collecting money. I hope Captain Bassett Lewis will be at the vestry he knows when the books ought to be closed, and be can ask some questions to which interesting answers must be given. I would rather be that wretched post in North Parade than the collector of poor-ratts. I believe two Guardians for Aberystwyth are not going to stand again, and I am not sorry, so it wauld be folly to say so: Mr John Jones (Bridge-end) and Mr Peter Jones ars good men, who understand the spirit of the tiBles and attend regularly to their important duties; but the other two have not attended regularly, perhaps through no fault of their own, for some time. Eight thousand pounds a year is far too large a sum by a great deal to be spent in pauperism, and I trust, whoever is elected, that they will do all they can to promote a more self-reliant spirit among the people who are ever on the verge of pau- perism, but are DS able to support themselves as scores of those who pay rates. The C'oasr. WINKLE.
THE LIBERATION SOCIETY AND THE CHURCH DEFENCE INSTITUTION. We have been requested to insert the following letter ad- dressed to the Chairman of the Liberation Meeting at Sir,—At the Church Defence Meeting held in Rhyl last night, the Rev. J. H. Gordon, in accordance with an advertisement to that effect, publicly chllenged Mr Lyon to a set discussion on the questions at issue between the Liberation Society and the Church Defence Institution. Mr Lyon accepted the challenge, on the condition that the discussion should be carried 0r I a written correspondence to be published in the local Lie Mr Gordon, how- ever, having declined to carry on the discussion in this form, 1 which would have given to it the widest and most perma- nent influence, we desire to make the following propgsal:- The population of North Wales being not entirely English- gpeaking, but to a great extent using the Welsh language, we think the question should be discussed fully in both languages. We therefore undertake to represent the Church Defence Institution in both languages, and to meet Mr Gordon and Mr Evans (the official representatives of the Liberation Society), in any public hall of adequate size in North Wales. We require that the discussion shall be carried on iv- alternate speeches,^ and that, on both sides alike, full liberty shall be allowed to the speakers to decide which of the two representatives shall answer any particular Speech. We .-hall be happy to make arrangements to meet the two representatives of the Liberation Society on any day after E ster that may be mutuady convenient, the earliest date at which Mr Lyon will be at liberty.-we are, Sir vcurolelient servants, HENRY T. EDWARDS, Vicar of Carnarvon. GEORGE EDWARD LYON, Barrister-at-Law, St. iis;ph, 13th March, 1874.