IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. j APPOINTMENT OF NEW SPEAKER. SPEECH BY MR RATHBONE. After Mr Whitbred's speech during the appoint- ment of Mr A. Peel as Speaker, Mr Rathbous rose *mid warm cheers, to second iS, and siid —I rise ■with great pleasure to second the motion of ray honourable friend the member tor Bmdfordanire, although I need not asaare the e that it is only in deference to judgnaeut s^pori^r to my own that I have venturea to do so (hear, hear). I hc-.ve the great advantage of following my honourable friend. Our confidence in his knowledge of the business of the hous3 is so complats that it would seeo-i un- necessary for m-3 to add an ytmng to what ne nas Ii said of the qualities rf quired to fill the chair of the House—that great cffkt: ox Stiite which does not depend on the nomination of the: Crown, but pro- depend on the nomination of the: Crown, but pro- ceeds entirely from tiu election oi the representa- tives of the people (bear, hoar). I therefore need not detain the House for more than a few minuter in supporting the proposition of my honourable lriend that the honourable member for Warwick ahould be called to the chair which has been filled by the late Speaker with triidifcional firmness and courtesy, and with admirable tac?: M'd dign ty (cheers) My honourable friend ba1 ftp- ken of the increased strain to which the exigencies of the present day subject the Speaker, buf, beyond the c&nces for this which he enumerated -beyond the vastly increased woik ot domcst c legislation, the discoveries of science have brought Lo most remote corners of our Indian and colonial e:'upir>% an J, in- deed, of eve'y part of the world whore Englishmen and English interests are found, into iustii-taneous communication with the Goverument atld with this .House (hear, hear). Events happening in Tonqmn, Uahoro, Constantinople, Pretoria, New Guinea, and the action, or suggested action of th^ Govern- ment thereon, ere inquired into and debated in this I house within a few hears of their occuryence (hear) Formerly they were dealt with, without reference a,. "home or debate here, by our representatives on the I spot, and were debated, if at all, as accompli- hcd lacts, by a few leading men en both sides. Now many members of the house understand or believe that they can with advantage discuss the colonial, imperial, cr foreign policy of the country, and are stimulated to do so by the interests and wishes of their constituents. A con- gestion of the business cf this hm;se has consequently taken place '7bich is without prece- dent in the history of this country. And at such a time it is of the first importance that the chair I should be again filled by one whess impel turbab'e temper, calm judgment, and unfailing tact shall command frcEi ali sides the cheerful recognition of his authority—(cheers)—by one who will know how to confine cur debates within legitimate limits without interfering with tint freei'-m of discus- sion which is necpseary for the enlightenment of the people as to the managercect of their affairs, and for the sound decision of those weighty ques- tions on which their welfare and the safety and honour af this empire depend (cheers). This is an •occasion on which the House will naturally wish to be guided by the experience and wisdom of -those who have preceded us; and I find that the "words of the father of the honour?.bio member for Warwick have been quoted on a similar occasion, ttyoneof his most distinguished political oppc- ( nents as the most pregnant declaration of the qualities necessary to enable the Speaker to pre- side over the councils of this House with dignity, ability, and success. Sixty five years ago the late 43ir Robert Peel said of the Speaker-Ii Whatever may be his talents or attainments, I oor.pid&r it absolutely necessary that he should possess the confidence of the House. That < OJ fideuce no sit- tainments can command, whilst we bow with ready deference to high integrity and lofty- minded independence." I shall carry the House with me if, still using the language of his illustrious father, I appeal to every man who knows the honourable member for Warwick" whether, throughout his intercourse with mankind, he has ever met with a man of higher bonour, of more spotless integrity cf character (bear, hear). I will therefore only add that it is the happy fortune of our country often to find the heritor e of ability, statesmanship, and patriotism among its families. It will, there- fore, be congenial aliko to the h:atorical traditions and to the feelings and interests of our political life that we should to day find the man fitted to preside over and guide the deliberations of this first of representative assemblies in the son of an illustrious statesman-(cheer&)-wbo cs a leader cf this House added to its glorions traditions, and attained a foremost place in the affection of the people and in the councils of the nation (re- mewed cheers). Believing in the wcrds of Lord John Russell—"he will so presesve order in tLis assembly as to conciliate even those wliLin it may be his duty to reprove"—I have the pleasure to second the proposal that the honourable member for Warwick should be invited to btecme the Speaker of this He use, a position once described by Lord Beaconsfirld as the highest onour which Englishmen can confer on one possessing th<ir confidence and esteem (loud cheers).
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS Oft Mr JRatJibcne't Appc'iitnunt to second tlte Nomi¡¡c" tion of Speaker. The MancJutter Guardian, the leadir g provincial -paper, says :—The election of the new Speaker was a dignified aud impressive ceremony, worthy of the historical interest of the occasion. The speeches of Mr "hitbread and Mr Pathbone were interesting both in themselves pnd from the character of the men who uttored them. For yens past Mr Whitbread has occupied an almost unique position in the House of Commons. 80 great has been his influence with the House that it might almost be said of him that he has b'Œ an unofficial jSpeaker. Mr Rtthbone is not lefs deserving of the exceptional compliment which has been paid him. No member of the HouFe more uniformly leepecfed He has shown himself a Parliament- arian of the truest stanp, and as long as men like him keep their places in the House of Commons there is not much danger of its decline in dignity, or of any weakening iu its sense of historic con- tinuity. The Liverpool Mercury says :—It was a great compliment to our fellow-citizen and former Par- liamentary representative, Mr Rathbone, that he should have been selected to second the nomina- tion of Mr Peel as Speaker, which he did, as ha always does whatever he takes ia hand, with ad- mirable taste. We should not be surprised if Mr Gladstone—" the superior judgment" no doubt to which as the honourable member stated in his speech he had deferred "—intended his selection for this agreeable uiity as a tribute of re3pect tc a shire ia the Principality which has shown itself *0 faithful to Liberal principles, and in which the Prime Minister is Liaasclf an elector. The occa- sions are very few when any Premier has the opportunity of delegating such a bi,u office as Mr Rathbone fiPBi last night to private members; and it may well be gratifying to ourselves as his late, and to Carnitvciiahire as his present con- stituency, to see that among the many honourable members equally well fitted and who wci,d have been certain to appreciate the honour, our excel. lent fellow-citz^n w:s Mr Gladstone's choice. The Liverpool Post says It was a compliment to Mr Rath bone, which Liverpool Liberals will not think undeserved, to ask him to second Mr Peel's nomination. But something more than Mr Kathbone's well known integrity of private and political purpose-something more than the iude- pendence of his loyalty to Liberal priao;pies was involved in his selection. He is the popular re- presentative of a great Welsh county, which sent j him, by a large majority, against the force of much aristocratic and clerical influence, to assist Mr Gladstone iu his struggle fcJr extended fran- chise and just representation. Mr Bathbonc, though we cannot alford to part with the honor.r of hisbiith, even to Wales, is a Welshman by adoption. Hs has rendered to Wales invaluable service in the recent organisation of higher edu ■ cation, and we cancel, but thiuk thcTt in the honourable duty which ras b*:en put upon him a compliment baa been paid not only to himself but to his constituents. And it is sufficient to say that Mr Bathboae did not ÜJ bp'ow the J eve! of this historic occasion. Mi Whitbread, whether j by design or happy accident, left to Yr Rathbouc the allusion to Mr Peel's parentage, of which Mr 1 Gladstone afterwards spoke in felicitous terms. < We need not say that the following happily con- ceived and well expressed passage was received with c rdial cheers I will, therefore, only add that it is the happy fortune of our country often to fiud the heritage of ability, statesmanship, and patriotism among its families. It will, therefore, be cougei ial alike to the historical traditions and to the feelings and interests of our political life) I that we should tc-aay find the man fitted to pra- side over and guide the deliberations of this first of representative assemblies in the son of an illus- trious statesman, who as leader of this Housa added t,1 it3 glorious traditions, and attained a foremost place in the affections of the people and in the councils of the nation."
SIR LLEWELYN TURNER ON SUN- DAY CLOSING. By the kindness of an esteemed friend from Manchester we are enabled to publish the fol- lowing verbatim report of a a address on the above s ibisot, delivered by Sir Llewelyn Turner iu the Free Trade HjU, Manchester, on Tuesday, the I 19th inat., under the presidency of the Archbishop of York. The hall was filled by an enormous number of persons, and the proceedings were both enthusiastic and unanimous,—Sir Llewelyn Turner, who was received with much warmth, said:—My Lord Archbishop, Ladies and Gentlemen,—I have been deputed to propose the first resolution, "That the 83.1e of intoxicating liquors on the Lord's Day is productive of a large amount of drunkenness, domestic misery, pauperism, and crime; and as other trades may not legally be pursued on that day, this meeting is of opinion that it is unfair and wrong that such sale should be sanctioned by tho laws of the realm." Per- haps few people are better qualified to verify the that it is unfair and wrong that such sale should be sanctioned by the laws of the realm." Per- haps few people are better qualified to verify the first part of the resolution than one who was a great many years ago chairman of a poor law union; has been for a quarter of a century a raagietrate, and is at present chairman of the visiting justices of a prison, and also a visiting justice of a lunatic asylum. I feel that the re- sult of that experience justifies me in charging, and I do in the presence of this vast assembly charge upon our licensing laws and driaking customs an overwhelming proportion of that "drunkenness, domestic misery, pauperism, and crime" (loud cbeere). I see and feel by your cheers that the assertion commends itself to you, as it must to any one acquainted with the degradation of vast masses of our country- men and women of all classes, from the highest to the lowest, a degradation the more public aud revolting part of which is to be witnessed in every town in the land by anyone who visits the haunts of thosa who have descen- ded into the lowest depth of that degradation. It has often struck me, my lord, that if I were an inhabitant of a heathen land, I should be infinitely more likely to embrace Christianity as taught by a missionary there, than I would bo to accept it in this country, because in that other land I should net be met by the difficulties that would present themselves on every side in this. In the distant land utder the guidance of the missionary I could look ut) from Nature to Nature's God with un- questionirg faith and simple trust. Here the poor heathen would be met by so many anomalies, so many astounding contradictions that he would be- come fairly perplexed. In the Bible, which he is taught to lead, he would find it stated that no drunkard or unclean person could enter into the kingdom of heaven, and; as your grace, and ail other ministers of religion teach, he would doubt less be instructed that tho utmost vigilance and watchfulness over himseli was necessary to secure salvation. His curiosity might lead him to ask the meaning of the passage "As the tree falls there it Jieth," and the number of drunkards' deaths would probably suggest to his mind strange reflections- He would hear that the] Ildges of the land whose decisions are so justly venerated, declare that 78 or 80 of every hundred criminals have fallen into that condition through drink, and if he chanced to meet a man like myself who visits criminals as a friend as well as a magistrate, he would learn that these criminals themselves fully confirm the statement. How could he reconcile this statement of the judges, and other competent authorities, with the existence of the enormous number of traps laid for the un" ary in the shape of houses licensed to sell the very thing that caused the evh ? How recon- cile the opening of these drink houses on Sunday in every direction, with the teachings of religion end the existence of the places of worship by their side? (loud cheers). What on earth could ho make of it all? Sin denounced, crime punished, and the cause and creator of crime duly licenced Would he not be tempted to ask, Why do you pray to be delivered from temptation, when you license it P Why go on lamenting the existence of so much crime when ycu have it in your power to reduce it by 80 per cent, by a simple act of com- men sense and common honesty F These things be;ng so, your grace is eminently in your proper place to-night as chairman of a meeting to iid us cf a portion cf this astounding inconsistency Although we are here asking, as far as the compu- tation of time Roes, for the closing of taverns for only the seventh of a period, the gain will be far mere than a seventh. The gain of any one day of enforced sobriety wculd be great, who can tell what dawning of reason m;ght eneue to the saving I of many—but the gain of Sunday Closing is far greater than of any other day. It will relieve us of this terrible inconsistency of the Bible and the publican, as it were, contending side by side on the day nationally recognised as the day of rest and worship. It will allow many more minds to be calm, and free to enjoy tb&t day, and to par- take in public worship. It will make many a household heppy, and allow many a Saturday eight's drunkard, time for reflection, and time too, to fit himself for Monday's work, which, after Sun- day drirking, ia either totally neglected or per- functorily performed. What a spectacle for an I unbeliever it is to see the population of church- goers and public-house frequenters, the latter I waiting impatiently until tie former have closed tho Ecrvice of Gcd, that they may commence their devilish orgies (loud cheers). I know a email tavern in a sea poit, the whole width of the frontage is not, I think, 15 feet, including the door, yet I have it on the authority of respectable neighbeurs of it, that about twenty people were olways awaiting the Sunday afternoon opening of 'hat wretched den, where they would remain as long as the law allowed. These places though narrow in fror.t, are often deep, and have generally back dcors. I have seen, not only the out, but also the iniide of this place, having on more than one occasion had to huul cut a flue British sailor, who was employed in my yacht. This man, who could far better face the dangers of the ocean than of the tavern, was my companion in more than one peril of the sea, and iu boarding an American ship in the life boat on one occasion, I was delighted with his ccol courage. What a curso that such men should be ruined, as be finally was, by these pest houses. Man the life boat! Men of Manches- ter, men the iife boat of temperance (leud and pro- longed cheers), man the life boat of temperance, and do not lay in your oars until you have rescued your perishing brothers and sisters, until the men and women who are daily sicking in the troubled sea of drunkenness, and all its attendant vileness and dangers be rescued. Put aside the selfish grovelling creatures who lock on coolly while their fellow creatures are perishing, and shame them into following your example (great cheering). In Wales we have obtained the Sunday Closing Act at last, and although in some parts the blessing may not be fully realised, it is nevertheless an invaluable biersing, the extent ot which ia measurable by the extent to which it is enforced. You want public opinion browght oecidodiy to bear upon itj enfon.xrrfnt in all quarters, and you want that thirsty animal tho bona-fide traveller dealt with in a lona fidt manner by magistrates, police, and all concerned -big and little publicans all to be treattd alike. Thank God that the act Is in force in Wales, and should a national tribute be offered to Mr John Roberts, M.P., who wes the honoured ir.strumeat of it3 ucopt ou, I for one will he delighted to be a participator in giving it. Unlike nany public Benefits, the closing of tavertson Sunday, can in my opinion, hav-3 no drawb-ck, no qualifying evil, and its national adoption would te a n«ti\n's gain. My Lord Archbishop, you. and other j 1 ministers of God tell us "that righteousness exalteth a nation, but si a is a reproach to any people." Wb*t is the reality of that assi m-)d righteousness displayed by a nation that legalises, what those beat informed as to its mischiefs c-ndemn? What the reality of that toasted civilisation that consists in respectability in the I sanctuary, side by side with the most disgusting 0'gie3 in tho tavern, followed by the most revolting vice, filib, cruelty sad murder in the so called home ? If it be tlllj- and it is true-that 1 nations are puuished for their wickedness as well as individuals, what cau we expect with our .out- ward sham3 and inward depravity? I appeal, and I cannot fail to see that the appeal is not. in vain, to this vast concourse of enthusiastic sup- porters of teraperancc to stand forward as trul patriots to stay the avenging hand by removing the causes of the reproach of this nation, and I riming forjit the reward of righteousness. As a I slight contribution to this desirable end, I move the resolution I have read (prolonged cheering). 11
THE ABERYSTWiTH COLLEGE. PTTBLIC MEETING AT CARNARVON. On Monday evening last a public meeting was held at the Guild Hall, Carnarvon, for the pu/pose of advocating the claims of Aberystwyth College to a. Government grant. The mayor (Dr John Wil- liams) woe in the chair, and there were also pre- sent atuoug others the Revs T. C. Edwards, M.A., (principal ot the Aberystwyth College), Evan Jones, E. Herber Evans, E. Roberts, O. Edwards, B.A., J. Hughes, Dr Kirk, Messrs Hugh'Pugh, J. Lloyd Jones, W. J. Williams, P. Mostyn Wil. ifama, Hugh Humphreys. Lewis Lewis, JSortoan Davies, J. H. Powell (Wrexham), J. G. Davies I (TJxbiidge-equaie), &c. The mayor, in openiag the proceedings, ta:d:- We are met herti this eveting to euppoit the claims of Aberystwyth College to a continuance 01 the Government grant. Such a numerous atten- dance terfifits to the great interest which is taken in the question of education, end especiaily in the future welfare of the college. It has been stated that we, in Carnarvon, cannot suppoit Ab.-rystwyth Cklb ge without opposing that which is to be founded at Bangor. But I am net of that opinion, otherwise I would have not consented to take the chair this evening (hear, hear). I am a subscriber to the Bangor College, and I wish it every success, but at the samo time I believe there is room in Wales for three colleges, one in the middle as well as one in the north and the south (hear, hear). It is a well-known fact that the great majority of students attending provincial colleges come from the immediate neighbourhood of those colle es, and such is theceae with Aberys- twyth. Cardiganshire supplies by far the greatest numb r, and it thetefore cannot interfere with the Bangor College, which will have to draw its stu- dents mostly from Carnarvonshi'e and the ad- dents mostly from Carnar roil s).ii? c and the ad- joining i ouuties. Aberystwyth deserves Govern- ment suppott on account oi its past services (hear, hear). It has been the pioneer of high-class edu- cation, and undoubtedly has been the means of drawing the attention of the Government to tho great warit of such colleges in the Principality. And, tohsidering the great difficulties with which it has had to contend, it has proved remarkably successful. Several of its students have distin- guished themselves at the English univerities, and it would be very unwise to destroy an existing institution which is calculated to do so much good in the future as it has already done in the past (applause). Mr Hugh Pugh proposed the appreciation by the meeting of the invaluable services of the Aberys- twyth College to the course of higher education in Wales. The resolution was seconded by Mr W. J. Williams. The Rev T. C. Edwards, who was most warmly received, in supporting the resolution, said he was very glad to spsak in aid of the coilege anywhere, and especially so in the metropolis of GWYDedd- a town that still held its ancient primacy in North Wa!es, not merely on the score of wealth and social prosperity, but also, what was more to the purpose that night, because of the large number of news- papers which it sent forth every week to help materially in formiDg the public opinion of the country. He was there not to make a case. That had been done (bear, hrar). The Liverpool news- papers, 't\h;ch everybody must acknowledge to be perfectly independent and impartial in forming their judgmert of the matter, had dt:clt.red em- phatically, with one voice, after the meeting re- cently held in Livcrpct., that & vory strong case in favour of Aberystwyth had been niade out; and I the people of Wales, in all their sections—po itical and ecclesiastical—had made their voice heaid on the same side (hear, hear). Not one resolution averse to Aberystwyth had been pafsed, while scores had been enthusiastically recorded in its favour (applause). That in itself was an impor- tant consideration. It dare not be slighted not forgotten by any man who claimed to represent the opinion of Welshmen in the House 01 Com- mons, or, indeed, out oi it (hear, hear). Rather than argue the case over again, te (the speaker) might use the time to more profit if he were to answer some objections. And, first, it had been said that the college at Aberystwyth was nothing better than a place for educating Calvinistic Methodist minis- ters. He had bad a list drawn up of the minis- terial students of all sec' iora of the church. It bad yielded some intere iting results. Out of 450 students who bad been «t Aberystwyth and adopted a profession after leaving college, 3*5 were clergymen of the Church of England, 29 ministers belonging to the Calvinistic Methcdiet Conucxicn-propoitionately far fewer; eleven I were Congregational ministers; and the other denominations were represented in full proportion (hear, hear). But 68 were schoolmasters. In a word, only one in five of the students had entered the ministry in all the denominations. Another question was. Where were the students to come from when Bangor College would be opened? He had shown at the Liverpool meeting that out of 62 f-tudei ts in one session— t&king that as a fair average term-only six came from Anglesey, Carnarvonshire, Denbighshire, and Flintshire to- gether whil8t 33 came from. Cardiganshire (hoar, hear). If they wished to confine their fie:d to Cardiganshire end Merionethshire they would have little fear of tie result, and they would not in the slightest degree interfere with the succcs3 of Bangor if they allowed Aberystwyth to Uke students from any part of Wales from which they might ccme (hear, hear). He wished, finally, to be allowed to cccgratulate Carnarvonshire bp.ii its virtual possession of a college in Bangor. He offered his congratulations with perfect sincerity, and he knew that he carried with him the feelings of the Council of Aberystwyth College (applause). At the sametiire, he wished to thank the people of Carnarvonshire most heartily for the generous and disinterested feeling to which they had given expression on behalf oi a college far from the r own doors, which round itself unexpectedly ard undeseivedly (bear, hear) in peril among the breakers (beer, hear). His hope, however, was strong that Mr Gladstone would enoble himself once more in the ejes of all Wales by giving ear in the matter to the united and hearty petition of the Principality (cheeis). The resolution was put to the meeting and I carried unanimously. The Rev E. Jones proposed a resolution to the ) effect" that the meeting considered that Aberyst- wyth College, as the pioneer of higher education in Wales, and as the spontaneous outcome of the people's effortf, and because of its advantageous position as a college for central Wales, had para- mount claims upon the consideration of the Government. Mr Jones said the gifts of the Government to Wales bqd been like angel's visits, "few and fur between" (applause). lie felt thaiiK ul for T.hat been doce ior the Cardiff and Bangor Co.leges but they yet wanted a little for Aberjstwyth (cheers; Aberystwyth College claimed a ekfire, innsmuch as it was the •»'itcomo of the p cple s flfoit-<, and was raised by tbfir vo'untery contributions. Let Cardifi and Bangor Ccllegcs start as the; may, they will never be ablo to start as the Aberystwyth College did—from the heaifc ot tho pouple (cheers). Among tbe to start as the Aberystwyth College did—from the heaifc ot the pouple (cheers). Among ttc, originators of the Abe- siwyth College there werw but few 01 the "upper ten;" those who established the institution consisted chiefly ot the J "commo;). people." He considered that Aberyst- wyth College cu^httabe allowed to ex'st if it were only as a memento of those who established it | under such difficult circumstances (cheers). j Aberystwyth College was the child of Wales, and from the enthusiasm shown towards it at the present time, he gathered that it would cot be I allowed to die (applause). The res'-dution was seconded by the Rev E. j He-ber Evars. He Fa:ld :-TLis resolution, like all the old orthodox sermons, has its three hea^s, and I shall stick to my text and say a few words to strengthen each of No one can deny the first-that Aberystwyth College is the pioneer of higher education iu the Principality. Pioneers arc often neglected and forgotten by their own age, but the children of another ago Become more clear-&ighte3, and^they erect monuments to them. Believe me, there is a time near at hand, if it has not already come, when the people of Wales will fully rec:-gnis3 their indebtedaesa t3 this ecllege as the college that ccnvireed the country and the Government, that the Welsh pe plo valued higher education, and that there was among them another treasure richer than their coal and their elates-the hrains of their children (hear, hear). Ths college has been the first to show how anxious the working classes are to avail themselves of this higher education when brought near their doors, and how among them there is the tight stuff, when made the best of, to become professors and scientific men (hear, hear). I Eay that the day will come when the gentleman who sacrificed his prospects as one of the foremost preachers of tho day in order to guide this college through the difficulties of its first start, and to win students to it by the spell of its name, so highly respected by all Wales—I say that his name will go down to posterity as a true patriot, and a Welshman of whoee memory our children will te proud (applause). He comes from a family cf pi neers, and if cne of his old ancestors is so honoured as the pioneer of that grandest of soc:etiea — the British and Foreign Bible Society—if the name of his father will be held in deseivediy high repute as the pioaccr of ministerial education for Calvinistic ministry, so will he be ever remembered ae the noble son of worthy sires, who threw himself heart a-id soft to secure for his countrymen the much-needed ad- vantages of higher education (hear, hear). Secondly, The college is the outcome of a great national effort." When advocating the claims of Carnarvon be ore my lords in the Privy Council, I said that Abe,ystw)th College was our own child —and more truly Welsh than Edward II. ever was (hear, hear, and laughter). Its first nurses were fill Welsh—Mr Williams, the member for Lambeth, who gave the first thousand pounds; Sir Hugh Owen, our great Welsh patriot, so dtseivsng of a monument—and ought it not to be in Carnarvon ? -(r.pplauac)-Dr Nicholas, Dr Charles, and Go. hebydd-all that nursed it in its infancy were Welsh. The quarrymen of Wales and the Welsh chapels of all denominations contributed towards its maintenance, until at last it became strong enough to win the smile of the Ministry and the Imperial Parliament, and the Welsh child won fairly a Government Grant (hear, hear). The next point is—"That it is still a v.ecessary pro- vision for Central Wales." Every college of this kind creates its own students. Aberystwyth has GOGe so. It. has brought forth men frem its own immediate district who never would have been educated were it not for this institution (hear hear). There are three counties in Scotland—Aberdeen, Banff, and Moray. A few years ago, a Mr Juines Dick left some £ 1000 a year towards higher educa- tion than the elementary schcols in these three counties. What is the result ? That more students in these three counties avail themselves of the bigfcer education than in tho other counties of Scotland, and so pass on to the universities and to higher positions in life. Etich one of these schools draws its own 6tudents from the surrounding farms and cottages. The Cardiff College had already a large tumber of students, and surely Bangor will have a great number from all the surrounding populous dietiicts. Thei let Central Wales and that home of so many bright SeL, ol ars-Caidi gan sh- re -Lave its Aber- ystwyth College. The argument against maintaining Aberystwith is that it wili injure the other two colleges. If it will, more shame to the other two colleges, with all their advantages. If Aberystwyth rill beat them, it will be becpuse of mismanagement-because they will fail in some way to satisfy the people of tho Principality. I am myself quite ready to say, Let the great law of th0 survival,of the fittest, prevail (hear, hear). It ia said that the Government has put its foot down en this, No more than two colleges." But grveruments arc for the people, and such instances are net far to seek when even this Government has been obliged by the voice of the people to lift up its foot when once put down, and to rbargo its position ? and unless it changes its position with regard to Aberystwith College, I am efmid that seats will be lost during the next election (hear, heaj). And I am here to-night as a Welabmin, end as a true Liberal that wishes to avoid all that, and I would remind the Education Fepartment that the English Government owe us Welsh people a long standing dtbt with running interest, and at last we are in earnest in demanding it6 payment (cheert). Owing to this educational debt our children have suffered great dis- advantages, and at laet we arc alive to all this we see what we have lest because we and our children have been left and neglected while all other parts of the kingdom have been lavishly he'ped (hear, hear). We earnestly with to be true to the present Government, with its great Prime Minister (cheers) that has done more for Wales than all its predecessors; but we Welsh people, when we have a grievance, are apt to sulk at election time, and stay at heme (laughter) and no reasoning can move a man who has sulked into a corner, and I fay it earnestly, that if the grant be taken away from Aberystwith there will be scoies of Liberal electors, who will sulk in the North and ptcdu in the South curiug the next election (cbeere). Mr P. Mostyn Williams, in supporting the resolution, said that he quite concurred in the remarks of the preceding speakers in reference to Banger. They had not come there in any spirit of rivalry or opposition. Their cbject was to build up, not to destroy, and they called upon all parties concerned to do likewise. Aberystwyth bad been left out ia tho cold through 10 fault cf its own. Its merits hid not been submitted to j arbitration. Now they claimed its letcnticn es an existing institution, and with thut view the continuance of the Government grunt on its merits (hear, hear). He then referred to the anon-aly of the Welsh nation being such interso levers of education and intellectual refinement, and yet 10 far behind ether parts of her Majesty's dominions in the matter ot higher culture. The caiises of this curious fact he attributed first to their naiicn- ality, which induced the Saxons to dettrc-y their famous seminaries, and made subsequent dynasties so anxious to stamp cut their language and litera- ture (bear, hear;. The second cause, be alleged, was their poveity. Notwithstanding their mineral treasures not much of the acquired wealth was accumulated in the country itself, as might bo eeen by a ccmpaiison of their income tax and county assessments with those of England. The third cause was to be fcund, he thcught, in their Nonconformity (hear, hear). An alien church had attempted to control the education of the country, and it hi d been a failure, as shown by the report of tho Departmental Committee. It was the know- ledge of this fact, combined with a ketn fores'ght and a deep patriotic feeling that gave rise to the desire for a Welsh University (cheers). Aberys- twyth College is the result of that desire (hear, hear). We wish to retain it because it was a national monuEiert of a great patriotic effort. It is the mother college, and the t^in rollegcs of Cardiff and Bangor are its offspring. The initial letters of these colleges, ABC. incicafe the tine position of the first at all events, and the friends ( that pioneer were determin"d to mske it A 1 (applause). The entlemcn who formed the com- mitiee of inquiry never contemplated its extinction. The Government havu lecognized its with by giving it a grant, and however thankful they niight led for past favours, their gratitude con- sisted in a great measure of a lively .sense of favours to come (applause). He thought it would be ciuel to raise them up so bigh as to give them i £40;:0 a year, ard then let them down again with nothing bt all. If the promise oi £ 8000 a year hai induced the people of Wales within the last two years to riine the noble sum of £lOO,UOù, tak- ing North and South Wales together, h-i was bold enough to asgeit that the national eLterprhc which raised X,53,000 in the face of the greatest discouragement, without any promise, was a far nobler effo-t (applauso). But peoo;e kept as'sine where were the s udents to cocue frcm ? Principal Edwarda had told theoi of the largo proportion supplied by Mid-Wales in the past. Mr IV. i. Williams had also given an estimate of the num- ber that might bo expected from the whole of Wales and Monmouthshire, which he thought was under-rated. He (the speaker) had receive 1 re- turns from the Scottish T_. diversities,which showed that they now had 6573 students, or equal to one in 5GO of population there. If Waits had o?:.ly or e in 600 of her population in her colleges it ouli give 2600 students, out cf which the M:d-Walts College might, at least, claim 650 (cheers). He might refer to the special advantages of Aberys- twytb as a e tj—ita healthiness, its cheapness, ar,d accessibility; DUI; ne WOUld only reiiiaik tnat 1 it had no English advantages available to it f8 1 large porti 1-18 of the distiicts to ba supplied by Cardiff and Bangor had (hear, heat). Aberystwyth was in the very heart of Wales-in the centre of a district eager for knowledge, and in which there was net a shadow of denominational inSuei ce (near, heat). He was very glad to witness the election at Bangor on Saturday, and to see low ill forebodingb had besn quelled by the generous action of all parties towards each other (applause;. The same spirit in a still larger degree was to be observed in the older institution (hear, hear;. The property at Aberystwyth was another reason for its retention; that coble pile ci buildings should ever remain as a national monument (iiear). Th? money invested there, which was, to a large extent, inalienable, would bs useful for scholar- ships and exhibitiens for desevving students (cheers). It was f he intention, not on' to leave that intact, but to add to it very consideraoly. Some friends had already l'ke the quaker of old I given sfibstantial pioofa of the value of thia sym- pathy. Mr David Davies, of Llandinaoa—(loud cheers)—had promised .£500 a year for six years (•pp'a'is.'). Within the hh few days another friend, Mr Keeling—(loud cheers) —had promised JS1000 on condition that the grant of £ 4000 a ear was obtained (applause). Oilier friends will, no doubt, come to the rescue, and save this old insttution from the ruin which at one time threatened it (applause), The Principal had told them of the work done. It would be gross ingratitude to dismiss an old I faithful and useful servant for tho sake of two strangers who had not yet been ttied (hear, hear). Welshmen had a claim upon the Government. They bad been neglected for centuries, and it was now time to raise the cry of justice to Wales." They bad been told lately in that town that Wales was the cradle of the Empire. He would only eay that this cradle had been robbed cf some of its bright jewels. He was afraid that their ralers were too much in the habit of looking at them as babies in their cradle (laughter, and hear hear). Let them get up and assert their manhood (cheers). We once had three colleges, one at Bangor-is-y-coed, another at Caetlleon-ar-wysg, and the third at St. David'a. In asking now for three state-aided college?, we were only asking for a restoration of that which we had been deprived of in former years. We do not get our fair share of the good things which the Government has to give away. Scotland and Ireland receive tho most liberal grants in addition to eRormous sums of money paid down for building purposes. We have to pay our pio- portion in taxes towards these gifts. We do not begrudge them, but it is only fur that we should participate in them (cheers). Then again we have to pay for our religicns instruction, and for the training of our ministers, while the surplus re- venues of the church of the minority in Wales gees to England. Poor Wales was fprced to contribute out of her necessity, to a country that wAs rich before. It ;is also a curious fact that in a nation of religionists we have had very few auditors. And the few we have had who pokscesed any means have been t.ikcn from us He would instance John Owen, a poor lad from Holywell, who went to Mancheseer seventy years age, made his fortune there, and did not know what to do with his immense wealth. A friend advised him to found a college in Manchester. Now, if a gentleman like Sir Hugh Owen had come across him the probability is that instead of tho establishment of Owen's College in Manchester, we should have had £100,000 towards the foun- daton of a Welsh Univeisity. Other it stances of a s'milar character might have been given When we look therefore at what we once possesed, when we considered the centuries of neglect which we had suffered, when we tbougnt of the vast sums of money devoted to higher education in other parts of the Kingdom, and when we re- IDrmbcred how very little we cost to Government, he did not think we were atking too much in pressing forward the claims of Aberystwyth to a grant in addition to what, the Government had already promised (loud applause). The resolution WCP then put to tho meeting and carried. The Rev J. Hughes proposed, ar.d Dr Kirk seconded, that a copy cf the resolutions be for- warded to Mr Gladstone, Lcrd Carlingford, Mr Mundella, and the bciuugh and county members. This was also carried. On the motion of the Rev T. C. Edwards, seconded by Mr J. U. Powell (Wrexham), a vote of thankl was passed to the mayor for presiding, which terminated the meeting. Letters cf apology for non-attendance WTTC received from Mr Jcnes-Parry, M.P., and Mr R. Pughe-Jones.
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PORTMA.DOO LETTER. DEin Mu EDITOR,—To ba some hours cling- ing to a mast and rigging is not a very enviablo plight, even if there be no danger of drowning. Such was the position cf Mr Evan Jones in Pwli- beU h-irbourduricgthe storm of last weei". He was en board his yacht for the night, when sbtt capsized,'and he h'd to perch aloft in the howling steru till the tide went down. It is aincercly to be hoped Mr Jones feels no ill effects of the acci- dent, aDd I think not, seeing he was diligently putting his vessel to igate next day. One of the schooners moored to the bailasfi wharf in Poitasa^oc harbour broke loose during the same etorm. Her bowsprit was carried away, and she was otherwise damaged. Another sus- tained some injury by continual "bumping" against the posts of the wharf. But beyond the f-torm did us no damage, as f< r as I can hear. I was very glad to heH the ruam.ra the other day that the prospects of thu coming season fct cur shipping are rather brighter than usual. Port- madcchas been at alow ebb for some years past » shipbuilding has ceased, and the shipping of slates very greatly diminished, and altogether, in the town aud neighbourhood, little money is Sir- ring. So every sign of on upward tendency we gladiylwelcome. With the railways economising at till points and trying tejaiake ioc-ome equal expen- diture, cr rather tryinv to mike txpendituie not exceed, income, and t ale in the town is at a low ebb, our ûuLouk has tot been, and is not, bril- liant. I often think Portmadoc might do more in I making itself attrac'ive to visitors; why it does not, I cannot eay. If fome toorough-going ener- getic gentleman would take the l?ad, the locei board and town generally might, and I hopejwould* second his efforts. One likcs to see ar.y man or firm that means business. Therefore it gave me pleasure to notice our bill-sticker posting up the yellow pla- cards of your paperihere and there about the town last Saturday. I hope all of the right political colour will go in for'it, and largely increase it& circulation. Remember ma kindly, Mr Editor, to my friend the P. D and believe me to remain, yours, very truly, DTOGBNB
CER YG- Y-DRUIDION. A Scr.x-a AT THE PlTTY SESSI ws.—At these sessions, held here last Monday, belcre the Rev 0. Jones and Mr Ker, some sharp words passed betweeR the latter and Mr Alan Lloyd, Ruthin, who was advocate for the defendant in an I affiliation case. As Mr Lloyd was about addressing the banco, the magistrate told him he was too sharp and to shut his mouth. Mr Lloyd: I will net shut my meuth, and I must ask you to speak in respesttul terms to advocates, appearing in this court I must a'so ask you to 1 apologize for what you have eaid, otherwise I shall have to report your conduct to the Home Secretary.—Mr Ker: I repeat what I said.- Mr Lloyd Therefore I will report you.-We understand Mr Lloyd has determined to carry out his threat, and also to write to the L3rd Chancellor touching the matter. Ultimately the CHse wa3 dismissed.
TSISTAKIXSG UN "j DISjSASS FOR AiiOTiiEB The disease coramenccs with a slight derang'mJnt of the stoira^h, but, if neglected, it in time revolves the whole frsime, embracing the kidneys, liver, pant re is, and in fact the entire glandular system; and tha afflicted !ir."ga out a miserable existence until death gi ves relief from suffering. The disease is often mis- taken for othf;r complaints fcnfc if the reader will ask himself the following questions ho will ba able to de- termine whether be himself is one of the afflicted Have I dL trees, pain or difficulty in breathing after eating ? Is tber.o a dull, heavy feeling, attended by drowsiness ? Have the eyes a yellow liege ? Does ? thick, sticky mucous Rather about the gums and teeta in he mornings, accompanied by a disagreeable tasteh Is the tongue coatcd ? is there pain in the sides and hsrk r 18 there a tullnr.fs ahcut the right Bide 88 if the iiver were enlarging r Is there costivenesa ? Is there vertigo er dizziness wLen rising suddenly from a horizontal position ? Are the secretions from the kid- neys highly coloured, with a deposit after standing ? Does fosd ferment scon a'tcr catirag, accampinicd by flatulence or belching of gas from the stomach? Ia there frequent palpitation of the heart ? These various there frequent palpitation of the heart ? These various symptoms may not be presei t at cne time, but they torment the sufferer in turn as the dreadful diseases progresses. If the ca;-e be cne of long standing, there will be a dry, hacking cough, attended after a time by expectoration. In very advanced stages the skin as- sumes a dirty brownish sppearance, and the bands and ftet are covered by a cold sticky perspiration. As tho liver and kidneys become more and more diseased rheumatic pains appear and tho u uai treatment proves entirely unavailing against this latter agonizing dis- order. The origin of this malady is iadigestion cs dyspepsia, acd a small quantity of the proper medicine will remove the diseas1 if taken in its incipiency. It is most im;:ortnnt 'hat tho disc se should be promptly aud properly treated i> \t.3 first stages, when a little medieinc will effects icre, and even ween it has ob- tained a strong ho^d the correct, remedy should be per- j severed in until every v°slijfe of the diseare is eradi- cated, uniil the a; petito has returned, and the di- gestive cruans ire restored 10 a healthy condition. The surest and most, effectual remedy for this distresaisg complaint is "Sngoi'a Curative Syrnp," a vegetable preparation sold by all chemists and medicine venderc, tf roughout the world, and by tha proprietors, A. J. White. Limited, 17, Farringdon Ro&d, London, E.C. Th's Syrup strikes at the very ton dation of the disease and drives it, root and branch, out jf the system. 3%i7t i'aisley Road, Glasgow. AugiJst 18th. Messrs Whte, Limited, 17. Farnngdon Rosd, London. Gentlemen,—I have rcuth phat-nre in informing yon that "Mother Seigel's Syrup" has an ettablished re- putation in this neighbourhood, and my customera testify daily t > the great benefits which they have àe. rived frcm its use. I reiy on the, "PnLreels Post" developing an extensive country trad?, cs I have frequently to execute orders for the Syrop from outlying parts, whee it cannot te ea3ily bad. No fnriherthan last week I sent a parcel to Montreal. I aro, gentlemen, yours very truly, (Signed) James H. Murdoc* -9 S°ptfmber 8th, 1S33. Denr Rir,-I find the sale of Stigel's Syrup steadily increasing. All who have tried it speak very highly o? its nifdiciiipl virtues one customer describes-it as a I always recommencl it with confidence. Faithfully your?, (Signed) Vine sot A-Wills, Chemist-dantist, Her thyr Tj dfil, To Mr A. J. White. Preston. Sept 2 ,3t, 1SS3, My Dear Sir,- Your Syrup and Pills are still very popular with my eustexsers, many tayxag they are tha best l'umily medicines possible. Ttv other day a customer *arae for two bottles of Ryrnp and said "Mother k-eigel 8 J had saved tho life of hi? wire, find lie added, "one of tfcesa bottles I am ET.d.r'g fift' cn niilcS away to a friend who is very HI. I have mneh faith iu it. The f-alo keeps up wonderfully, in fact, OEe wculd f?.ncy almost thc-t the P^OPLO were beginning to bre**FC fust, DIUE. and SUP on JViofchcr SEISJEL'S Syrup, the IOUND is SO cons art and tho hatisfactiru aegrml I am d'.arjsir. youra faitvfoily, (Signed) W. Bowker.