LAYING THE FOUNDATIONST ONE OF THE | CASTLEREAGH I MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER. The picturesque little town of Machvidl th wai quite alive on Tmrsday af'.ernoon, Ju'y 15th, when Viscount Caitltrtajli lv.d the fo ii.tLtion itme of a (lo--k tower which is t ) b. erected in commemoration of his a tiining his majority. That event took pt lee in July of last yeart when it was suggested that some peimaaett monument of a useful and ornamen :ai character should be erected in the town of Machynlleth. That mode of cjlebrating the event was proposed because, owing to a deep family sorrow, it Was considered to be more in harmony with the feelings of the Plas family thn rejoicings of a more demonstrative nature. It is scarcely necessary to s-ty that such a sensible suggestion would go unheeded. A committee was then appointed, and its members have. kept the object steadily in view, and have arrived at a result satisfactory to all concerned. Mr D. Howell was chairman; Mr H. Lb Jones, treasurer; and Mr Richard Jones, secretary; while the ordinary members were Mr R. Gillart, Mr E. Morgan, Mr J. 0. Jones, Mr Phelps, Mr Meredith, Mr Edwar ■ Rees, Mr Thomas Breese, Mr G. W. Griffiths, and Mr John Thomas. A subscription list was opened, and in *L*ew weeks about £1,000 was collected, Sir Watkin W. Wynn subscribing a handsome contribution. With such funds in hand the committee eventually decided to erect a ciocs tower, and with the surplus to plant the town with trees. The latter object has been carried out for some time, and the streets present a marked improvement in appearance in consequence. Plans for the clock tower were invited, and one has been selected, in competition, from forty-eight other designs. It is said there is a perspective view of the tower in the Royal Academy Exhibition and the London publications have reviewed the plans very favourably. The tower, which is to consist or a vunth Cuurse, the platform of which will be attained by steps, will ultimately be sur- rounded by an ornamenta* railing. On this platform, at a future period, is to be placed a fountain which forms part of the design. The lower storey will be a space thirteen feet two inches square outside on plan, having open arches on the four sides, and buttresses at an angle of fifty-five sustaining each corner. The arches, ■vpith polished angle columns and carved caps, will be crowned by crocketted canopies and small figures hold- ing bannerets in their hands, on one of which the arms of Lord Castlereagh will;be carved. These figures will rest on each cjrner of the springing of the shaft or body of the tower, which is to be of Tremadoc stonp, splayed at the angles, and will have a rampant course of Mansfield red stonjon each side with foliated loop hole windows at distances all the way up. The shaft or body of the tower will rise from the groined ceiling of the arcade and will be terminated by four enriched faces with angle pinacelled turrets. The tower will be roofed by means of a stone crocketted spirelet terminated by a large iron vane. The dials will be framed in ornamental ironwork. The whole height of the tower will be seventy-eight feet from the base to the top of the vane, and forty-eight feet to the centre of the dials. The architect is Mr Henry Kennedy, of Bangor and London, and the contractor is Mr Edward Edwards, builder, Machynlleth. An illuminated clock with three faces is to be placed in the tower, and will be given by Lady Edwards. The site is that upon which the un- sightly Town Hall formerly stood, and is the gift of Sir Watkin Wynn. The decorations were of a brilliant character. Standing on the site, which is at the bottom of Maengwyn-street and at the junction of Pentrerallt and Pentreihedyn-street, a treble avenue of flags met cne's gaze, the majority of the mottoes wishing long life and happinpss to Viscount Castlereagh. At the Maengwyn entrance to the Plas grounds was an evergreen arch surmounted with a flag bearing the inscription, Croesau i yagolion Machynlleth a'i hamgylchoedd, Gorph 16eg, 1874." (Welcome to the Machynlleth and neighbouring Schools, July 16th, 1864 ) This decoratian was illuminated in the evening by two large gas stars. At the West Lodge entrance was another inscription, "Success to Machynlleth and neighbourhood." Near the foundation stone Mrs Jones had a very liberal display uf bunting, and a larce line of flags stretching from one side of the read to the other. At Mr J. Lumley's, Stamp Office, were three neat flags, one wishing the Viscount "Long live and happiness," and upon another, The PIas Family for ever." Mr T. Breese, the Eagle Tea Warehouse, was very novel—creditably so, perhaps, for he wished his lordship "Long life and a good wife," May God preserve the noble family of Plas Mach- ynlleth." Mr William LJoyd, draper, Hir ces i deulu'r Plas." Mr Eiward Rees, chemist, was verv tasteful with his decorations, and he expressed a hope that lady Edward; would enjoy a long life. The noble Plas family for ever" was another of his in- scriptions. Mr Lewis Morris, grocer, was not in the shade, and as much can be said of Mr David Davies. Mr J. Foulkes Jones displayed three flags with suitable mottoes. Mr Evans, Lion Hotel, had a good show of flsgs and a gas illumination, and Mr Adam Evans, who must have nad a busy time in printing the motto Long life and happiness," showed bow much he could do on an occasion like that of Thursday. Castlereagh—may the dews of heaven fall thick upon him," was the wWh of the Misses Hughes, of Plas Cuttage, and Dr Pughe had a good display of flags. To give a complete list of the flags, &c., and the mot- toes, would be almost an enditss task, as all tried their beat to make the town as gay as possible. I "ear the foundation stone was a suitable and ingenious i englyn (composer unknown r;t present) as folows:- j C'oc mawr i ar.vain c,Lociau-y dref I gad%vr amserau; A'i sylfaenydJ fo'r un wedd Yn blacnori yn mhob rLin wtdJ. At about three e'e.'ock a frocesnon wa3 foim^d ia front of the site, and was headed by the Corris Br3?s Band, under the leadership of Mr H. Roberts. The deputation came next, and then the children belonging to the Sunday and day schools of Machynlleth and the neighbourhood, with their teachers and fiiends. The MachynllechChurch Sun- day School had a banne: with blue ground, trimmed with evergreens, and bearing the inscription Viscount Castle- reagh, please accept the greetings and good wishes of W els hearts and hands." Uwchygarreg Sunday School and the Maengwyn Cnapel Sunday Schools followed, bear- ing banners and bannerets with suitable inscriptions. The Machynlleth Wesleyan Sunday School children came next, and carried three banner- and the (irtig Chapel Sunday School, which followed, carried a banner wishing Success to the Memorial Clock Tower." They were followed by the Sunday School children frem Aberhosan, Corris, Darowen, Abereegir, Derwenlas, and Talwern, the total number of children In the procession being considerably over one thou- sand. The Loyal Llynlloedd Lodge of Oddfellows in their regp.li i also formed a pleasing feature in the processien, which was organized m a most successful manner by Mr E. Morgan and Air J. 0. Jones. The procession being formed four abreast then proceeded through Pentrerhedyn-street to Plas Machynlleth, passed ia front of the mansion without stopping, and came out at the Maengwyn-street exit, and proceeded down Maengwyn- street to Pentrerhedyn-street, where the teachers and the children remained duting the ceremony, and kept in marching order ready f-ir the return to the grounds. In the meanwhile the band stopped at the mansion, and also the deputation, who requested Viscount Castlereagh to accompany them to the sue to perform the ceremony. Tremendous cheering took place when the Viscount, the Marquess and Marchioness of Londonderry, and the little s Lady Aline Vane Tempest, accompanied by the chairman and several members of th- --Omlnittee, ascended the plat- form, and at this time some thousands of spectators had assembled. All the windows overlooking the site were occupied by anxious sight-seers, and some were courageous enDugh to mount the roof of a half-tinished house near the spot. Among those present at the ceremony, and at various periods of the day, were noticed the Marquess of London- derry, the Marchioness of Londonderry, Viscount Castle- reagti) Lady Aline Vane Tempest, Mr J. B. Emerson, Mr 11. À; Johnson, Mrs Rack, Mrs Atkin, and MissRuck, PantUudw; Ir C. F. Thiustcn and Miss Thruston, Tal- gart! Hall; Colonel Steuartand Mrs Steuart, Esgair Hall; Mr D. Howell and family, and Major Davies the Rev. Cane-n (iritl-iths and party; Mr and Mrs Gillart, Mr E. Marfan, Mr C. R. Kenyan and the Misses Kenyon, Bryn- llwydwy'n; Mr Edward Jeffreys, Mrs Jeffreys, and Miss Part-rM^e Glandovey Castle; Mr H. LI. Jones, National Provincial Bank Dr Lloyd, Mr J. H. Jones and Mrs Jones, Aberdovey; Dr Pugte, iIr Owen, Llawr, Penegoes; Miss T,ne* Vane School; Mrs Catherine Jones, Corner Shop '■Ir T' n Tones and fjmi'v, Miss Kerr, Frongog Mr Ed- ward Rees and Mrs Rees, Mrs Owen, the Rev J. L.Jones, Aber'1 are; Rev. D. Morgan, Penegoes- Rev Josiah Jones, Rev Daniel Evans, Llanwrm; Rev. J. Morgan, Corns Rev. Richard Jones, Parogen Rev. Henry Parry, Mach- ynlleth Rev. J. Jenkins, Dyliffe; Rev. J. M. Jones, Machynlleth Rev. John Roberts, L wchygarreg; Rev. J. Roberts, Aberhosan; Mr and Mrs Meredith Penrhyn; Mr J,I-,u Lumley and Mrs Lumley, Mr J. Thomas and Mrs Thomas, &c., kc. The ceremony of lay in., the foundation stone commenced at about half-ps»st three o'clock, when, after quietness was obtained, Mr D. HOWELL, chairman of the committee, said-My Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen,—It is my privilege as chairman of the committee of subscribers to ask Lord Castlereagh to do us the honour of performing the cere- mony which has brought us together this day. The occa- sion is one of unusual interest to this town and neigh- bourhood. It is the first opportunity we have had of public;7 congratulating his lordship and his noble family on the attainment by him of his majority. (Hear.) I would Mt be tempted, even it time permitted, to travel over ground associated wi.h .he historic name he inherits, and the fame of uis J'red^>-3sors. I will confine myself to less conspicuous, o<- 3\v83 lnteresting topics (Lon^pUuseT T. fook^ V Dt he J his noble mother-(cheer8)-aa Pthe him a- the TViWards, whose name ia atiU a grandson of bir JJ^n eers)—as the future suc- household word among V™ ;di3tant date, 0f the cessor, though foremost in the perfoimance noble ivLaumess, who fca* Jwe-i AV1* 0-nnd wai-l- of every day, 'and in the promotion of_e ery good work ever tince l\e came to re^e among (■-j, w;ii we have every confidence that Lord Castle e g foil ow the excellent examples which he has had the of. (Hear, hear.) In -ecining upon asking his lordship to p.-rfor:n the ceremonv of to-day, we consulted former plr, cti The nob.e Marchioness has been ever ready to uadrr'ake similar duties. (Hear, har.) Many of us well ember tl',e, liarpy days when she laid the founda- tion e o. our V*n<- Infant School, when she cut th firjt x"r': four railway, and when abe afterwards took tit, J,e;¡,di. j). rt in the apening of tt. (Chopra.) Where eou'i ] we find a more fitting representative of her ladyship to-day than her eldest son, with whose name this memorial will be associated? (Loud applause.) I should ill f fulfil my duty if I did not refer in terms of high respect and gratitude to Lady Edwards, whose j name La* for more than one generation been inseparably connected with she advancement of objects cilculated to b nefit this neighbourhood. (Cheers ) It is matter of re- j 'icing to her ladyship's numerous frieuds that she has been spared t) see this day, and to witness the growing attach- ment felt towards her fauiiiy and descendants anung her old neighbours. The last gift by her ladyship to the town is the clock for this Memorial Tower. (Great cheering.) It is a happy circumstance suggested by the spot on which we now stand, that the excellent site for the memorial is the gift of one of the noble Marquess's earliest and most valued friends. Sir Watkin—(cheers)—Las thus given us | an opportuiiy of replacing the old familiar Town Hali, which did much good in its day, by ansther structure, which we tru-t will continue an object of ornament and utility for many generations. (Loud and continued ap- plause.) The Rev. CANON GRIFFITHS then said—I deem it a gr-at pleasure for us to be here to-day, not only to tender our good wishes and congratulations to Viscounc Castlereagh on the anniversary of his birthday, but also to take part with him in the excellent work which will bear his name, and will show to future generations the love and esteem in which he and his noble family are held in this neighbour- hood. (Cheers.) It is mentioned in the Scriptures as a mark of distinction which the King of Heaven confers upon those whom he approves and delights to honour, that they should always be had in remembrance, and that their memory is blessed, while on the other hand it is said of the opposite character that their remembrance shall perish out of the earth, and that they shall have no name in the city. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I should like to know what you mean by the erection of this memorial tower which you are going to set up on the most conspicuous and beautiful spot in our town ? Do you intend by this very act to show to the world at large that so far as in you lies you are resolved that the name of the Viscount Castlereagh shall not be forgotten in the streets of this ancient and beautiful town. (Loud ap- plause.) I would go further, and ask—Do you not by this very act constitute yourselves judg-s, as it were, of the noble viscount's past life, and this is the verdict you have brought in? (Hear, hear.) I believe that is what you mean, for in our bumble way we show by this act that his lordship is fully entitled to the high and illustrious name that has descended to him—(cheers)—and I am sure, ladies and gentlemen, that I only express the feelings of every one here present when I say that, from the bottom of our hearts, we hope his lordship will long be spared to bear that illustrious name, and not only so, but that he will e have grace not only to retain it untarnished, but to send it i down to posterity with increased lustre. (Cheers.) I feel fully convinced that this will be so; and I now ask you to join me in humble prayer to Almighty God for His blessing all this work. Almighty and most gracious God, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, we implore Thy blessing upon our gathering here this day. Enable us humbly and gratefully to acknowledge Thee as the only true source of blessing and prosperity. Bless the hands employed in the erection of this work. Impiess their minds with the truth, that except the Lord build the house they labour but in vain that build it. While they are engaged in it let them seek, and do Thou throw over them, the shield of Thy Almighty protection and graciously suffer them to bring their task to a successful completion without any sacri- fice of human life. Bless him in whose honour this structure is erected. Regard him, we beseech Thee, with Thy special favour. Let him realize and practically acknow- ledge that the fear of the Lord not only brings, but per petuates riches and honour and life. Impress upon him the fixed desire of living to Thy glory of rising superior to the facinations of the world and of diligently improv- ing all his talents in the attainment and promotion of the greatest good. May he live in this world remembering that the fashion of it passeth away. Grant him an in- terest in Thy great salvation. Enlighten his mind and subdue the rebelliousness of corrupt inclination within him. Work in him to will and to do of Thy good pleasure, that he may run with patience the race set before him, ever looking unto Jesus and when his course is finished crant that he may leave behind him a name better than any which earth can confer, even an ever-lasting name which shall not be cut off. Finally, increase and multiply upon us all Thy mercies, that Thou being our Kuler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal. Grant this, 0 Heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our Lord. (Amen). The ceremony of laying the foundation stone was then proceeded with. The Viscount stood near the inclined plane opposite, to where the stone was suspended, the architect being on one side, holding the browel and mallet, and the contractor on the other side with the mortar beard and mortar. The trowel was then handed to his lordship, who descended the trench and spread the mortar over the spot where the first stone was to be embedded. The hon. secretary then put a bottle into a cavity already prepared. The bottle contained some daily and local papers, and several gold, silver, and copper coins. There was also a small metal shield with his lordship's rrest en- graved on one side, and on the counter side the inacriotion i\r coffadwriaeth am ddyfodiad Coriarll Castlereagh i'w ced, Gorphenaf 16eg, 1873." (In memory of the coming of age of Viscount Castlereagh, July 10ill, 1873). The shield was engraved by Messrs John Rees and Son, Maen- gwyn-street, Machynlleth. Some more mortar having been spread by his lordship the Chairman directed the foundation stone to be lowered, the assembly cheering vociferously, and the band playing a lively tune. The architect having handed the mallet to the Viscount he completed the ceremony by striking the foundation at its four corners, and declaring it properly laid. The trowel was of solid silver, tastefully ornamented, with an ivory handle, and was procured from one of the first bouses in London. The trowel and a silver mounted mallet were the gifts of the architect and contractor. The inscrip- tion on both the trowel and mallet will be as follows :— Presented to VISCOUNT CASTLEREAGH, On his laying The Foundation Stone of the Clock Tower at Machynlleth, in Commemoration of his Attaining his Majority, July 16th, 1873. Henry Kennedy, Architect. Mchynlleth, July 16th, 1874. Viscount CASTLEREAGH, having ascended again to the platform, then said-.Ilr Howell, ladies and gcLtlemen,—I feel it is quite impossible for me to attempt to find words wherewith to express my thanks to you for the kiadness you have shown me on the present occasion, and also for the kind invitation of the worthy chairman of the committee who has asked me to come here to-day and lay the founda- tion stone of the Memorial Clock Tower. When I say I thank you heartily, and from the bottom of my heart for such kindness, I feel I have not expressed my gratitude to the extent I would if words could be found. (Applause). And while I endeavour to thank you for what you have done, and for the kind wishes expressed on the present oc- casion, I would also thank you for the great kindness shown to me during the many years I have been among you, duiing which I have become to know nearly every one pres- ent here to-day. (Loud applause). Ever since I can re- collect I have received nothing but kindness and regard at your ban is. From the moment of my birth you manifested an interest in my welfare, when you asked my mother to lay the foundation-stone of the Vane Infant School in com- memoration of my birth and during the years I spent my boyhood with you, every day testified your good wishes for my prosperity but now to-day you have crowned all your kindness by doing far more than I could ever have expected you to have done by asking me to lay the foundation-stone of the Memorial Clock Tower, which is to be erected to my honour, and to commemorate my coming of age. (Loud cheers.) It was only this day last year that you were pre- pared to show what you felt towards me, but you were pre- vented. Then my parents, my family, and myself were bowed down with a great sorrow but that sorrow was very much lightened by the delicacy of feeling you manifested and the "sympathy which pervaded the whole of the town we all loved. (Applause.) We knew then that everyone was anxious to come forward to congratulate 1 me upon having attained my majority, and to show your appreciation of the way my parents have brought me up—(applause)—but we little knew then how nvich was in store for us, though we felt that if you could not on that occasion show how much you meant yet you wished me the long life and prosperity that I now see so often expressed all around me. (Cheers.) With regard to the kind expressions made by Mr Howell and my friend the worthy rector, Mr Griffiths, I can only say I cannot lay claim to one hundredth pare they give me credit for. What there is in me that is honourable I hope you will put down to those parents who have brought me up as an honourable man and a Christian man should be. (Loud and continued applause.) I have now arrived at what is termed man's estate, and as years go on I hope I shall be able to be of great benefit to this town. (Cheers.) In conclusion, I hope every one here present will believe me when I say that from the bottom of my heart I thank you, though I cannot find words to express my gratiinde to you for the kindness you have shown me ever .since I can remember, but more especially for that of to-day. (Loud cheers,) The Marquess of LONDONDERRY said—It appears to me upon this occasion that my eldest son has paid a very great compliment to his parents in speaking of the manner in which he ha3 been brought up. It appears that at least one point has not been neglected by him, and that is, the way to make a speech, for in that respect he has surpassed "his worthy and affectionate father. (Laughter.) I assure you, I idies and gentleiner, that it is with feelings of the deepest pii Ie and pleasuie that Lady Londonderry and I are present to witness this most interesting ceremony—interesting, in as much as n. will be the means of improving the beauty of the town, but far more interesting to_us as the m- raorial is raised by the spontaneous efforts of those with whom we have so long lived in memory of one who, on this day Irish ¿-r, attained tho rank of n.aa's escate. (Cueeis.) lam perfectly aware that the idea was originated last but with singular good taste and fe?liD0 wa? postponed in con- sequence of the heavy cloud which hung over us, and which « not yet totally dispelled. It is now twenty-two years re bhe Vane Infnt School was built to commeiio- haveD^ L°f my .e;,desti son- These Verity-two years -dochTound 'rtyoSS\ duricS that Pe»od the link asesch year naJl i e stror'8'-r and stronger g-atP!eLuVt^tete f^w(ChV,ee")raild if: the commencement of a i,mne "av^ been soared to witness hi, eeDoing of jf('Commemorate never be forgotten by hirQ I KNOW M™3* Y WIU f.tv.r be effaced from our memory while^' f iV?1 Wil1 -inJ-y sure— (applause) —for we cannot for~eMhtv arQ w have always received when we lived at, '6'3 h"c"s.) WbAW, h;l\e seen b-.day wiHaÚdvTIe J;e:¡f\ the chiin of LESPEV. N 1 affection which has LO.V so LJ,^ a bound us together, for which we inmt ever feel deeply grateful. (Applause.) I feel I have very imperfectly ex. pressed my feelings and thosn of mv family on this occa- sion, but belit-v, me, though words fiil me to express it, that you have our lasting gratitude. (Loud applause.) Mr HOWELL-The proceedings being n .w over, I beg to propose three chetrs for the fa*niiy of Plas Machynlleth. (1 remendous cheering ) Tiii- pro-jessioa was then re-formed, and accompaniej, the Viscuunt back to Plas Majhynll-th. On the dep t-A., ion taking their leave, the band played "God save the Queen. After the ceremony the beautiful grounds of Plas Mach- ynlleth were thrown open to the public. Tea w is provided in a lnrge marquee for the children and their frienids, and it is needless to say they enjoyed that part of the com- mittee's arrangement exceedingly. In the evening a variety of sports were indulged in by all classes, 1 ULhard D. Jones, outfitter, Maengwyn-street, was very successful in "letting off a couple of balloons. Cannons were fired at intervals throughout the day, and the proceedings generally passed off in such u manner as to give credit to the chairman, secretary, and members of the committee for their excellent arrangements, which seemed t) have been carefully studied before-hand. There was no crush at the station, Mr Dix having done his part towards making the anniversary of Viscount Castlereagh's birth and the laying the foundation stone of the clock tower in commemoration of his coming of age, a successful occasion, and to carry it out in the manner it deserved to be.
TOWYN. GOVERNMENT ENQUIKY INTO THE BURIAL QUESTION. On Friday morning, July 17th, P. H. Holland, Esq., held an enquiry in the Town Hall into the question respect- ing the closing of the Towyn churchyard against the parishioners of Aberdovey. Before entering the hall, the Inspector went through the churchyard in order to see what space remained wherein to bury. When the proceedings commenced there were about twenty Aberdovey people in the room, and only two from Tovyn, and the Rector of Merthyr Tydfil, who was preseut, pointed out the large attendance of Aberdovey people. Before the meeting bad proceeded far, h^wever,^ theie were nearly all the important ratepayers of Toyvn in the room, and among those asssemoled were noticed—Mr P. H. Holland. Inspector, the Rev. Titus Lewis, Vicar of Towyn. the Rev. John Williams, Rector of Aberdovey. the R-:v. John Griffiths. Rector of Merthyr Tydfil, and the Rev Francis Jones. Mr James Webster, Mr William Parry, Dr. J. Ffoulkes Jones, Mr Owen Daniel, Mr Wm. Rees, Mr T. H. Jones, timber merchant, Mr Evan Newell, Mr Wm. Cuckson, Mr Thomas Edwards, Mr R. G. Price, Mr John Jones, Post office, Mr W. W. Jones, draper. Mr Adam Hunt, Mr Thomas Rees, Mr Owen Wil- liams, Mr William Jones, merchant, M-ssrs Richard and Edward Davies, Mr Robert Edwards, Mr David Lloyd, Mr George Pemberton, Mr Edwin Jones, Academy, Mr Edward Jones, draper, Aberdovey, Mr John Owen, shoe- maker, Mr David Lewis, chemist, Captain Rees Lewis, Captain James Morgan, Captains Thomas Daniel, jun. and senior, Mr Wdliam Williams, Mr Lewis Gwyn Price, Mr Hugh Pugh Jones, Mr Hugh Thomas, clerk, Mr Hugh Pugh Jones, grocer, Mr Thos. Edwards, vestry clerk, &c. The proceedings were commenced by Mr Holland reading a letter to the Secretary of State from the Rev. John Grif- fiths, rector of Merthyr Tydvil. and of Braich y celyn, Aberdovey, the effect of which was as fol!ows: -Sir,-I re- ceived the enclosed petition on June 29th. The petition was drawn up at the vestry meeting, Aberdovey, and I have been requested to forward it to you as the correspondent appointed by them at the vestry on their behalf. 1. At the same vestry Mr Holland's report to the Home Office on the closing of Towyn churchyard against the inhabitaats of the ecclesiastical district was read, and I was rquested to point out to you that Mr Holland does not apprehend the question when he says that the inhabitants of Aberdovey are no longer parishioners of Towyn. On the contrary, the fact of Aberdovey's being separated fr, m Towyn a.4 an ecclesiastical district does not, and did not, in any way alienate them from any parochial right which the common law of the land gives them. 2. That that which he calls a separate churchyard was never intended for a churchyard and was never used as such in the first instance, nor was it consecrated for many years after the church was consecrated. It consis's only of about a quarter of an acre of ground or thereat outs, certainly not half an acre, and was assigned as a chur,hyard, and con- secrated by an incumbent's petition to the bishop at his sole request, and was never intended to supersede the rights that the people of Aberdovey claim of burial in tneir mother churchyard. The small size of the ground is a suf- ficient answer to Mr Holland's remark. 3. The parish- ioners of Towyn never did object and do not now object to their fellow parishioners of Aberdovey being buried in their ancient church yard. The church yard of Towyn was closed against them at the request of some two or three in- fluential inhabitants of Aberdovey for some reason of their own, which will come out if VOL; will kindly grant the request made by the vestry of sending them copies of the correspondence that led to the closing. The inhabitants of Aberdovey humbly and respectfully think that they have a right to know how the closing was brought about. 4. It is true Aberdovey had a Burial Board, but it never acted. They tried to get land, but as there is only "ne owner to whom Aberdovey and a great deal of its neighbourhood be- longs (and he refused to sell them any) they gave the whole matter up, and from want of user they have for many years ceased to be a Burial Board at all. 5. Nevertheless, the ratepajers of the ecclesiastical district of Aberdovey, who are aheady more than sufficiently burdened with rates, are of opinion that it is a hard matter for them to be called upon by a public officer to spend more money in the purchase of a burial ground, so long as their own rights to the Towyn burial ground' are good. Thu3 they have been for several years, illegally as thev are of opinion, deprived of them. G. It is also said that they have Dever complained, and that they JjRve never moved in the matter to have the order cancelled. inis Is not so. They have been moving for years, and Mr Holland himself is not un- aware of that, but not knowing how to set about the matter properly their efforts have unvariably dropped through. It was mentioned in the vestry that they applied once or twice, and the lait time, not long ago, to the Hon. S. Holland, the only representative, Merionethshire has. I hope you will excuse these remarks which the vestry thought it only right to send toitheHome Office in reply to Mr Holland's report of May 20th, 1874. I have &,c., the Rev. John Griffiths &c. The following was the memorial to the Secretary of State: -Sir,—We, the undersigned ratepayers of the ecclesiastical district of Aberdovey, in the parish of Towyn, in vestry assembled, beg very respectfully to bring to your notice the sad grievance we labour under with respect to the burial of our dead owing to several order, which have been from time to time issued from the Home Office. Except under the most restrictive limitations, which are tanta- mount to actual prohibition, we have been debarred the common law right of burying our dead m our parish church- yard, namely, the parish churchyard of the parish of t'owyn. And as there has been no burial ground provided for the ecclesiastical district of Aberdovey, we have no place whatever to bury our dead in. without going- to other parishes, other than in a field most inconveniently situated over a high mountain, which the proprietor may plough over at any moment he may take it into his head to do so. As there is enough burying ground in the churchyard of Towyn for twenty years to come, we are at a loss to know why the common law right of burial in the parish churchyard has been taken away from us; and as all this has been done from time to time without any offeial notice being sent to us. we shall feel greatly obliged to you if you will kindly point out t.) us by what section of the Burial Act it was done, and at whose instigation it was done and as it affects our rights as citizens very grievously we hope you will not think it an unusual request on our part to ask for copies of the correspondence that led to the closing. We do this- most respectfully and humbly, yet confidently, inasmuch as we have taken high legal advice upon the matter, and have been given to understand that the closing of the church yard againit any of the parish- ioners, whether they live in a district set apart for eccle- siastical purposes or no', was an illegal act, so W as there was room still rcmammg in the parish churchyard That the law of the land is that a parish being divided into cccle.s13,stIcal districts, for ecclesiastical purposes, does not deprive any parishioner in any one of those districts of his ancient common law right of burial, mariiage, or baptism in the mother church, and Aberdovey has no separate rates of its own, and for all purposes, parochial and civil, it is still one with Towyn. We humbly and respectfully sub- mit these matters for your consideration, trusting that you will see fit when you have had the whole question before you, to look favourably upon the matter, and cancel the order and restore to us our common law right. As there is no vestry clerk attached to the ecclesia^ical district of Aberdovej', we have appointed the Rev John Griffiths, of Braichycelyn, in this parish to act for us, and carry on the correspondence on our behalf—Signed JAMES WEBSTER, Chairman of the Towyn Local Board of Health, and chair- man of the vestry in the unavoidable absence ot the icar, and at the request of the ratepayers in vestry assembled, Dated, vestry, Aberdovey, June 25th, 1874. Mr HOLLAND then informed the meeting why the order was given in the first place, remarking that information had boc-n given by the medical officer of health and others, that the Towyn churchyard was getting dangerously full and there being no opposition after notices had been sent down saying what steps were ablut to be taken, and after insoec- tion, the churchyard was closed against Aberdovey. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said he imputed no blame what- ever to the Home Office Authorities as they had acted upon information that had been given them by the medical ollicer and others. lie (the Rev. J. Griffiths) need not tell Mr Holland that the notices to the pnuhioners were merely formal, and when they were put: upon the church doors eight-tenths of the people never got to see them. He had in hia- parish been in the habit of putting the notices upon e.-ery cnu'cli and chapel dcor, and that would be more effectual if adopted in Towyn. (Hear, hear.) -'J-' KRSTER no public xiot:ce w.'is sent ^o Vn r- dovey. They had no official notice of what was about to be I done. The Vioar of Town, said if there was a public notice sent do.vn there was no doubt it was put ino I dovey church door. Mr HOLLAND asked if that could be proved, as it waa an iniDortant point ? The Rev. J. WILLIAMS said he did not recollect having seen the notice. <> Mr J. R. J ONES thought it could not h, ve been put upon the doors or he should have seen it. Mr WKDSTER said no public or official notice was ever seea at Abeniovev. Mr VVM PAHRY did not remember distinctly that that notice was put upon tbe church doors at Aberdovey, but the churchwardens were in the habit of rflixing every notice to tL<> ohuic'i doo s. said there were three orders sent down, j tbe ""tvfwh.ch the churchyard waspiirtiall/cic'seda^iinst all; in another it was closed from June oOth, 1866, except for the interment of the parishioners, and of the wido wers, widows, parents, children, brothers, and sisters of those al- ready buried in the churchyard, and in another after the 31st May, 1870, except for the parishioners of Towyn (ex- cluding the ecclesiastical district of Aberdovey), and for the interment of the widowers, widows, parents, brothers, and sisters of those already interred therein. He exp'ained that the last order was sent down inconsequence of in- formation he had made against himself. A person of Aber- dovey, considering himself a parishioner in the sense of the previous order, insisted upon the right of burial in the churchyard, and did bury a child, whereupon he (the Vicar) wrote to the Home Office, informing against himself, and wishing to have the previous order defined as to what was meant by the word parishioner. The R2v. J. GRIFF THS said th whole case lay in a nut- ■men. xne people of Aberdovey were willing to have a joint cemetery, but why should he, a ratepayer of the parish of Towyn, be excluded from the churchyard ? (Hear, hear.) He said distinctly that because the parish was divided into two ecclesiastical districts, the ratepayers who lived in Aberdovey were not deprived of their common law rights of burial, marriage. or baptism. (Hear, hear.) Mr HOLLAND—Are you satisfied that the order excluding Aberdovey ratepayer4 from the churchyard is illegal ? The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS—I am quite satisfied. Mr HOLLAND—Then, if it is, the order is invalid of itself. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS—That is what we say. Mr HOLLAND—The fact that even if I say the Aberdovey ecclesiastical district can be excluded by an order, does not make the order legal. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS-I am glad to hear you say so. (A laugh.) Mr HOLLAND—Then, if you are satisfied that the order is illegal why don't you try the question in a court of com- mon law. The Rev. J. Griffiths did not care to spend his money in that way. (Laughter.) Mr HOLLAND said he had no doubt if they could satisfy the Secretary of State that the order was unjust he would cancel it; but if it was a question of common law, a court of law could decide it. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said it was very expensive to try those questions a court of law. It was like what the Archbishop of Canterbury recently said, that if a clergyman chose to turn his back to the congregation, it would cost them 1:10,000 to make him turn the other way. (Loud laughter.) Mr HOLLAND-I know it is very hard to turn a parson. I have tried that. (Renewed laughter.) The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said let them suppose that the order was illegal then the result would be that the Aber- dovey people would be put upon precisely the same footing as those of the rest of the parish. If that was the case let the whole parish use the churchyard as long as it lasted, and then if an order was made to have a cemetery, let the whole parish consider it and have a joint one. (Hear, hear.) He asked if the Towyn people agreed to that ? The Vicar of TOWYN thought he could speak for the Towyn people, but he was not quite certain. He believed they had no objection for the Aberdovey people to be buried in the churchyard, except upon one ground-that by so doing the public health would be endangered. If the in- crease of burials would endanger the public health then he believed the inhabitants of Towyn would object, but not else. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS—But then you deprive us of our rights. The VICAR-I have nothing to do with it. The Rev J. GRIFFITHS—You have everything to do with it. The VICAR-1 won't say that what I have said is the opinion of the parish. Mr HOLLAND—What the Vicar means is that there would be no objection to the Aberdovey people burying in the churchyard if there is room. It the Aberdovey burials were made at Towyn the churchyard would have to be enlarged. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS thought the parishioners were willing to do that. The VICAR said he was not willing to undertake to speak for the Towyn people. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said then the Aberdovey people would take another point, and say the Towyn people had no right to prevent the Aberdovey people burying in the churchyard. He was positive that the order was illegal and had been obtained upon illegal grounds altogether. Mr WEBSTER said the order was c btained by several who knew nothing of the matter; but as the chief actors were deceased he did not care to say anything about them. After some discussion, Mr THOMAS EDWARDS said a complaint was made that the Towyn churchyard ought to be closed altogether. Mr WEBSTER said that was merely the medical officer's opinion. Mr EDWARDS said he was present at the time an inspec- tion was made, and an inquiry into the alleged proximity of the churchyard to the houses, and they were pointed out to be on the other side of the river. (Laughter.) Mr HOLLAND said the medical officer asked for an order to close the Towyn churchyard entirely. That, however, was thought to be unnecessary, and an order was accord- ingly given, closing the churchyard against certain persons. The VICAR said he believed at the time Mr Holland had remarked that no complaint had come from Towyn and as the Aberdovey people wanted the churchyard closed, let it be closed against them only. There was no necessity for closing the churchyard, as it would last for about twenty years longer, but as the people of Aberdovey wanted it closed there could be no hardship in closing it against them. Mr WM. REES (Towyn) said he attended a meeting when Mr Holland was at Towyn before, but could not re- member the date. There was no one then from Towyn who wanted to close the churchyard against Aberdovey. for the Towyn people considered the ratepayers of Towyn and Aberdovey as one. (" Hear, hear," from the Rev. J. Griffiths.) Mr HOLLAND-Then the opinion of the Towyn people is that the churchyard should be open to all ? The VICAR-I don't like to speak for the parishioners of Towyn but I don't think they will object. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS-There are the leading parishion- ers of Towyn here now, I, however, will not say parish- ioners" of Towyn as I will maintain that the Aber- dovey people are that as well. There are several leading gentlemen from Towyn here present, and they can express the opinion of Towyn. Mr HOLLAND—Does any gentleman object to the church- yard being open to the Aberdovey people as well as to those of Towyn ? (No answer.) Does any body know of any objection. (No answer again.) Mr WM. RREs-Let them speak out and justify the people of Towyn. (Hear, hear.) I think the people of Aberdovey have as much right as the Towyn people to bury in the churchyard. (Hear, hear.) Mr EVAN NEWELL (Towyn)—I have never heard of one objection, but I have heard many say that it was unfair and very cruel to the Aberdovey people that they should be excluded. (Hear.) The Rev. J. GRIFFITHs-My point is simply this—that the notices were not properly served.. Mr WEBSTER—And that the order was obtained by un- fair representations. The Kev. J. GRIFFITHS-I or. ly go upon this one point, that it has been clearly proved here to day that the Govern- ment had served a notice of what they were about to do but either from neglect or remissness the notices were not properly served, and therefore the order closing the church- yard against Aberdovey is not legal. Mr HOLLAND thought he could recommend, from what 113 had heard, that the last order should be cancelled. The cnurchyard was nearly full, and only a small part was free. Would it not be well to lookout for a new churchyard ? The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS—We will do that in a moment when you say it is wanted; but throw it open to the whole of the parishioners as long as it lasts, and then when the time comes we will get a cemetery. Mr HOLLAND said he could not -pronounce that, though it might be the result of the present enquiry. Mr O. DANIEL said, as a ratepayer in Towyn, ho con- curred in the opinion that the ecclesiastical district of Aberdovey should not be excluded from the Churchyard, He quite agreed with the order closing the southern side of the churchyard. He did not think they should open the graves they now were in the habit of opening in a certain part of the churchyard. He was told by a gentleman that he had seen three skulls thrown up, and he tMr Daniel) only recently had seen a heap of bone-i near a grave newly dug. He quite agreed that Aberdovey should bland upon the same footing as Towyn and at the same time he would say the churchyard was very full. Captain LEWIS said the grave Mr Daniel had referred to had not been opened for thirty three years. Mr HOLLAND then said lie would report to the Home Office, and recommend that the last order f-hou'd be cancelled. Then came the question whether the cancelling of the order would be dangerous to the public health of the place. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said that was a question they had nothing to do with, as they WGuld leave that in the hands of the "inspector, who, if it were proved that the order was illegal, would probably say a cemetery must be had. Mr HOLLAND expected that was what he would have to say. Jtfr WEBSTER—Or erdarge the churchyard. In answer to a question, The VICAR believed the number of yearly wa3 about thirty-live. Mr EDWARDS asked if it would not be a better way for tbe whole parish to join and make a cemcterv for Aber- dovey and then when Towyn wanted one for" the whole parish to provide one for Towvn. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said that was not what they ha 1 to consider that day. They could consider the question of providing a cemetery when the order ivai sent down for them to have one. In answer to a question from Mr HOLLAND, the VICAR sail there was a good deal of ground altogether in which persons could be buried. The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said the f o i-, er hc churchyard was closed the hut thov would 1;k about ih-t- when the order came. _no The VICAU said there was plenty rf rooju for the whole parishioners for ffi:\l).V Tears to come He had never seen anything tut small bones, and those were taken care of and re-buried. He believed the church- yard could be used by the whole of the parishioners for twenty years to come. The Sexton (John Roberts) was then asked by Mr HOL- LAND if, supposing a'.l order was made prohibiting the dis- turbance of remains, he could go on burying there? Mr JtOBERTS-O; I don't think O. The N-ICAIZ-DO you mean the other side of the church- yard? Not the southern side ? Mr ROBERTS taid he had dug up full-sizd bodies in all part' 07 the churchyard—the other parts as well a-i fchs southern side. On h'.insr a.kdd how Jong Ile thought the churchyard couid b? n-ed, he s-iiu if it w.-s used only for his own people it would lat>t fifty years lut n t so long if strangers were allowed to be buried then. The Rev. J. G=mT=-Wbat are joa going to do I with strangers, then ? Send them up to the moon ? They must be buried somewhere even if they are stranger?. Mr ROBERTS- I'hen, including AU-r.-Jovey, about, twenty years. Mr HOLLAND thought they had made out a fair case that they did not get sufficient notice, or else they would have opposed the order. And he thought he could recommend I thah thp last order should be cancelled. The YrCAg having expressed his feeling at having to re- fuse burial to person's « ho had died in Aberdovey, The Rev. J. GRIFFITHS said before thev separated he thought they ought to be verv thankful to Mr Holland for the kind, courteous, and civil manner he had conducted the enquiry, and he (Mr Griffiths) hoped they would I return him their sincere thanks in the way Welshmen were, in the habit of doing. (Cheer?). Mr HOLLAND said he was sorry a mistake had têëii ûjde, and wondered why they had not moved before in the matter. Mr WEBSTER explained that they did not know bow to proceed and the meeting terminated. (:¿;
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An experienced Surgeon is atticherl to each Steamer Passengers booked Through to all Towns in Canada and the United States. This Line is under arrangement with th.) Government of Canada for the conveyance of ASSISTED PiS -iE,qGERS. Pamphlets on Canada t-uppiied gratis by cur Agents Passengers who Slcure their Tickets before letvin, home are met at the Railway Station in Liverpool br an ap^oiuteJ Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go on board the Steamer. For further particulars apply to ALLAN BROTHERS & CO., Alexandra Buildings, James-street, Liverpool Or to the Ageiats- ROBERT S. JONES, High-street, Porimaioc. EVAN JONES. Builder, Bala. a17talG "VT ATIOJfAL LINE TO NEW YORK. LARGEST STEAMERS AFLOAT. NOTICE.—This Company take the Risk of Insurance (up to £ 100,000) on each of its Vessels, thus giving Pas- sengers the best possible guarantee for safety and avoidance of danger at sea. The most southerly route has always been ad pied by this Company to avoid Ice and Headlands.' From LIVERPOOL every WEDNESDAY, calling at QUEENSTOWN (Cork) the following day. SPAIN Wednesday, July 23 CANADA Wednesday, Aug. 5 EGYPT Wednesday, An" 1'2 TO BOSTON AND NEW YORK C GREECE Tuesday Au-. U Sal .on Passage 10, 12, and 15 Guineas, according to the posi tion of- Shteroom -all having same privilege in Saloon. Return Tickets 24 Guineas. ° The comfort of Steerage Passengers specially considered, the accommodation being unsurpassed for Space, Light, ntui Venti- lation. PARE ON REDUCED TERMS to New York. Boston. Quebec- Philadelphia, and Baltimore, which includes au abundance of cooked provisions. Stewardesses in the Streragefor Females and Children. Passengers are booktd through to hit p«ts of Ca.'unU and tha United States at reduced Rates via tho Eiie Railway. Apply to THE NATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY LIMITED, 23, Water-street, Liverpool; or to their Agents— EDWARD JONES, Agency Offices, Corwen. WILLIAM DAVIES, Draper, Dolgelley. ROBT. JONES, Boot and Shoe Warehouse, Machynlleth. RICIID. RICHARDS, Railway Station, Harlech. JOHN TiiOMAS, 6, Castle-street, Oswestry. f25to SHORTEST PAS^-TnTlMEHU; CAIiDirF TO NEW YORK. TVRECT STEAM COM -Lf MUNICATION BETWEEN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL AND THE UNITED STATES OF m, AMERICA AND CANADA. Too SOUTH WALKS A TLANTIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY'S first-class, full-powered, Clyde-built Steamships will sail regularly as follows ° GLAMORGAN Ali, 51 PEMBROKE Aug. 22 These Steamers are fitted up with libraries, pianos. r.n:l eva'.y modern improvement for the comfort and convenience of 1,11 c'asscs of passengers. Sail" on pass tge, 15 and 12 guineas; return tickei at reduce 1 rates second cabin, 9 guineas; steoraga, 6gu neas. From any town in Wales or South of En^ri:d. A Stewardess carried for the female emigrants ind pfceera^o passengers aro provided with mat' r'ss e^ tree. n Pasbenge.s are recommended to obtain tatir tick-ii .•••„,« M.a local agents before leaving home. ■" 11021 taa For further particular*, anolv <-■-> LAMPETER ,l; PO CARDIGAN Davids, ion. ABEIIAiHON .V. DIJ-V.0 3 Offices, 1, 1)6GK CHAMBERS, CAK" o Parsons, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN TRADE MARK-AN ELEPHANT. PARDONS, Fletcher and Co's INDI4V o p, -cr Eor Purity and Beauty of Colour.' ]PAKfo0r Lac f "]011-0^11'1 Co'8 ^AN Si AilClh tor Liact.s, ^lusans, &c., &c. JpARSONS Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STAKCII w -11 not adhere to the iron. "DASSON3, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN "C/f, will retain its stiffness in the Dampest PARSON'S, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN UCIL is hidlly recommended to Laundresses. ARSONS, Fletcher and Co's TN STA 1,LC]ff PARSONS, Fletcher and Co's TN BIAN STAtWII -B- The increased demand is Proof of £ t-» PARSONS, Fletcher and Co's INDI \N \KCB, I* Packed 1111' and l-'b. i'acki-ts r/s.. I- Boxes and m odi. Papers. Works-Gravel Lane, Sonthw.uk, London, MAY BE HAD EVERYWHERE. KAYE-S ORSDELL's Pills. Why use KAYE'S YvORSDELL'S PILLS? J 1. Eecause they a,re the b at Family Medici^ j 2. Bee.me-they are safe and ceitain in n;l)n for both sexes. 3, Because they are tbe co.-arvst ai.J medicine Vet invented. 4. thc-y rre preventing rtisease. So!d by aU Chemists and other Dealers m Pat. Medi- cines at 1?. -tyh. »u., i'.nd 3., o Ppr box WHOMSAL, Deor: 3. as'i-SRARER, I,OSDO:, nr. iiifc