MOLD NOTE3. I Tho Congregrttiorrl entertainment committee liav evidently tsken the hint given by a lopfti j contemporary, th* programme of their cutertam- j ment on Mor.day last consisted nierely of 15 itctps I includirg an afiaijg dram.itk'al sketch, which j assisted material!/ in tLe foimauoa of an enjcjublt j evening. # The Moll Tra ie3mt n's*football Club have row to regret the depar'rure from Moli, after a too ehoit stay hr-re, of iir Thomas Jones, their lett ■wicg. Mr Jones was a geutleuian, who during his residence in tne gained by h:3 amiability and good nature the universal respect and. estoem of all with t^hcm he c £ me in contact. • i The Rev Richard Oven commences a revival mission at tha Ca;vini t c Methoiist chnpel this (Friday) eve. ing The r, v gentleman is,I believe, a weaker who, by his simolioity aud earnestness of address, strikes home to the hearts of the most illiterate of his hearers, aid I trust that tha success which has fittended hia efforts in neighbouring towns, wil also be the result of his ministration in Mold. « The vicar has announced the order of Lenten service?, aad, contrary t) the usual custom, strange preachers will be conspicuous by their absence. It is intended, T bolieve, curing Lent to hold intercessory meetings at the Parish Church after the Sunday evening service. A. box Las been placed at the church door to receive special petitions to be offered up at th-se services. At tte one on Sunday evening last I was a privile ed attendant, and it is rarely indeed I have attended a service where prayer was a greater reality, and where the Divine presence seetied to be more felt. Many persons may doubtless scorn the movement as Ritualistic, but it is in fact reverse, and ia, I hear, a practice carried on by Messrs Moody ana Sankey during their mission tour 3. In its fsvour suffice it, to ask the oll,,Fihon that if The effectual fervent p ayer of the righteous nan avaUeth much," how mncr. more must the fervent petitions of in earnest congregation. Ql'IIxLE PENNE.
PHYL. IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS.—A. meet. ing was held on Tuesday, when thera were presentMr J. Taylor (chairman), Messrs T. Ellis, John Roberts. W. Wvnne, P. Mostyn Williams, A. Humphrayf.. E. A. Jones, W. Jteynclds, J. Williams, R. D. Roberts, Dr Tiridleston, R O^fwld, Capt Wynn Jones &3. The New Post Office.—A letter was received from the post-master calling ftttention to the now poet office, and asking the board to have a new lamp fired to the building If they would do so the Post Office authorities would pus up a doc* in front of the building for the convenience of the pablic-On the motion of the chairman, the matter was refernd to the l'ghtiug committee. Aberystwyth College. — A form of petition to be ■igued by the commissioners w s received in lavour of retaining Aberystwyth College. Mr P. Mostyn Williams moved that the memorial be eigned and in the course of his remarks said they had roo-u in Wales for tho three colleges. There was no opposition to it at Bangor, nor at Cardiff, and be could not understand why there should be any opposition to it anywhere else. Mr 'W. Williams seconded the motion.—Mr W. Wynne said he was not against the colleges— Some further remarks were made, after which the motion was asrreei to without a division. The Boiler Question.—The Road committee recom. mended that a street roller, which belonged to Messrs Barfo/d and Perkins, Peterborough, which originally cost ,£,5. and which is now offered at ;£55, should be bought. It weighed 3 J tons empt w, and 4J tons when fi' 'le(I with water.-Mr W. Wynne movei That the recommendation of -the committee be adopted," and Mr Jo- seph Williams seconded the motion.—Mr W. Williams moved an amendment to the effect that it would be better to buy a eteam roller, which no doubt would ccst.more, bat ho thonght it would «tuwer the purpose better in the end. Taking Into consideration that they could not very well spend money at present, he recommended that they should hire a street roller for three months, ia order to gain some experience on the point, -This was seconded by Mr J. Frimstone.—A long aiecuseion fallowed, during which Messrs linmph, xeys, Ellis, Reynolds, and other commission. en spoke in favour of the recommendation. of the committee, and Mr Clews, Keatlnee, Dr Chridlestou, Merrydew; Mr P. Mostyn Williams, and others, spoke in favour of the amendment. On a division bcinsr takeij a majority Wd8 found in favour of the original motion. Fromnade Bwd.— In reply to an advertisement 81% persons had offered to supply music next season. Of tha six two had been selected, viz Mr Gilding, and Mr IIurd, of Birmingham. The Band Committee could not agree, which -of these two to select, and therefore the question cams before the board.—Mr R. D. Roberts pro- posed, and Mr Oldfield Feconded, that Mr Gilding be selected.—Dr Gridlestca was of opinion they should have a change, and therefore proposed Mr Hurd.—Mr Keatinee seconded the amendment, and said he should like to see a change—A long and rather waym discussion took place, at the end of which Mr Gilding was elected by the casting- vote of the chairman. The Band Stand.—This matter wap deferred until the estimate for the next ye r shall have been made. Assistant* to the Returning Offi er.-The follow- ana persons were appointed to assist the returning officer, J. Taylor, Eaq :—Mr ft Oldfields, as his deputy; Messrs P. Mostyn Williams, A Hum- phreys, E. W. Keatinge, and A. L. Clews. Underground Telegraph.—The surveyor, in his mport, brought in a request from the Post-cffi-e cnthoritiee for an underground wire placed in High-street from Green Bank.-The question was inferred to the roads committee.
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NORTH WALES SCHOLARSHIP 1\ ASSOCIATION. An important meeting of the committee of this aasociat'on wa3 held at lue Queen"He:^d Cafe, aasociat'on wa3 held at lue Queen"He:^d Cafe, Bang.: r, oa Saturday last, the 1st inst.. there being present Caot Veruey (in the chair), Vernt y, Mr John Price, Mr John Thomas, B.A Mr W. Cadwaladr Davie?, &c. It was stated thit two ot the echolaryhips of the association wbich had been held at IMais' School for two ye:-M<- by D. LI. Morgan and 8. Hughr3 expired at Christmas The two boys, in accordance with t) e rules of the association were therefore examined for a further scholarship of £70 a year for three years. Th s examination took place on -,he 19t.h and 26th January, the examiners being—in classics and English, Mr George H. Williams, B.A., Lough- b'rcuRh ramnar School; in mathematics, Mr W. Morgan, B.A., Training College. Carnarvon. The subjoined repotta from the two were read, a-oi it was resolved that the scholarship be awarded to D. 1.,1. Morgan, and that a prza of frO be given to S Hughes for the excellent work dope bv him, to be applied to his maintenanc e at P'riars School. Mr B.A. Jones, B.A., b*rrister-at law, 5, Harrington-streft, Liverpool, was appointed treasurer of the association for Liverpnol. It was resolved that a table be compiled givinc partial- lars of the fees, subjects taught, at the different grammar schools in N.;rth Wales, sub- j -ct to outside inspection. Capt and Mrs Verney [ were appointed to attend a conference of educationists to be shortly held at Wrcxbau. TO TII2 COMMITTEE OF THE NORTfI WALSS SCHOLAR I SHir ASSOCIATION. Ladies and Gentlemcn,-Ifl accordance wl'h I your wishes, f have examined the two b'Yr!, Dwj(1 Llovd Morgan and Samuel Hughes, who are holders of scholarships under your associat'on, aud are now pursuing their studies at Fmrs' Grammar I School. Danger. The subjects in wich I exa- mined were classics and English, and I have pleasure in forwarding my report, embodying the general result of the examination, and expressing the opinion I hold aa to whether either or both boys are ultimately likely to win scholarships at the univers'ty. I discovered that the examination had come upon t' ,em quite suddenly, information havirg b en given but two days previous: they we e thus entirely unprepared, while the Christ mns vacation, of four weeks' duration, bad inter- vened since they bad been doing any regular school work. This fact was, in one way, a dis- I advantage to the boys, especially with regard to the paper on their Grjek and Latin authors; but, I on the other hand, it gave one a better opportu nity than I should otherwise have had of gilaging their actual capacity. The four papers sent (January 19th) were as follows:—I. Latin prose I and unseen Latin. n. English essay a choice of three subjects was given (one, and one only, to I be chosen). The subjects WCTC-( a) "Perseve- rance," or fb) The value of education," or fe) Our debt to the sea." III. A paper on Xeno- phon's Anab isis, book Y., and Carat's De Bella Gallico, bock V., with critioal questions on Con structions," &o. IV. A general p>,per on Greek I. and l.atin Accidence." The above papers com- prised the written portions of the examination. T further eYamined both boys orally. The Latin prose was done well by both bo-,s, Morgan being slightly the better. The unseen Latin was mis- tered by Morgan, while Hughes found the first piece above him, but made fair senpe ) of moat of the seooud piece. Taking a maximum of 100 marks, I shoul i give Morgan's paper 80 p.c. and Hughes's 55 p c. In the English essay, I expected more than I received, in quant ty and in quality. Both boys were meagre Morgan's thoughts were exhausted iu some fifty lines, and Hughes' in half that num- I ber. The subject chosen by Morgan was, "Cur Debt to the Sea;" by Hughes, "The Value of Education." Morgan's essay, though short, ex. hi' its a certain sturdy grasb which has pleased one all through his work. This composition, however, is much marred by being unduly interlarded with Scriptural quotations and expressions. An occasional Scriptural reference may often ba very effective,, but when every sixth or seventh line thus ends, the impression produced is not desirable. In spite of some such defects, the essay is me of power and promise. In my opinion t'e following sentences, written by a boy of fifteen are a proof of considerable strength" The British Empire, on whfeh the san never sets, would have been non- existent ere now had there been no sea. What I ask formed the British character, brave, Godfear- ing, and determined, but this majestic teacher P The combat w;th the wild waves strained every nerve, and when man has put forth all his energy, aad feels his helplessness, he turns to a superior J being. We are a nation of sailors, atld we are taught by the perils and dangers Ol: the deep we instructively feel an awe of the great Invisible, and are thus a Godfaaring nation." Hughes chose "The Value of Education." He is still more meagre than Morgan, but what he writes is com- mon sense, while the neatness of his handwriting and the general accuracy of hi? spelling, creates a good impression. I have assigned 60 marks p.c. to Morgan's essay, 50 p.c. to that of Hughes. Passing on to the paper on authors. I must men- tion that Hughes did not offer Xzucphon, end was therefore marked for Cesar only. Morgan's translations from Xsnophon and Coe-rae were goed, but I should have liked a fuller explanation of the critical qaestiou. The same remarks apllies to Hughes's work in Ca*;r. Morgan, 84 p.c.; Hughes, 40 p.c. The Greek and Latin accidence paper was creditable in both cases, and in t .i'! subject Hughes ran Morgan closely. One question con- tained a list of words to be parked, but the answers were in several instances scant. Morgan, 74 p.c., Hnghea 68 p c. In examining the boys' viva voce, I took occasion to probe what I considered a weak ness in their grammar paper, and I then found that omission had been due not to want of know- ledge but to want of time. The manner in which Morga < acquitted himself in tho oral part of the examination deserves especial mention. Morgan, 88 p.c Hugh s, 60 p o. In forming my conclu. sions, I have laid stress upon Latin Prose, Greek and Latin Accidence, and the English Essay, and although I would have been glad to find greater facility of expression and fulness of thought in the essays sent up, yet, on the whole, I have pleasure in congratulating the committee upon the eminently satisfactory results of the examination. Comparing the two boys together, I have no hesi- tation in saying that Morgan is decidediy the I superior, and Hughes, whose work is sound and respectable, hs been unfortunate in having to I compete with him Hughes, however, it must be borno in mind. is a year younger. When the fact is considered that both boys were guiltless, two years ago, of any reil kuowledge of classics, the I results are remarkable, and fpaak highly for the care and conscientious thoroughness of the teach- ing theyihavereceived at Friars' School. Assuming that your scholars continue to work as they have done during the past two years, and that they enjoy the same educational advantages, my opinion with regard to their ultimately gaining scholar- ships at the University is. that Morgan w: 11 cer- tainly do so, while Hughes will stand a very fair chance.—I have the honour, ladies and gentlemen, to be, Yours obediently, GEORGE H. WILLIAMS, B A., late Scholar ef Jesus College, Oxford Se-ond Master at Loughborough Gra-amar Schools. T. tal maximum, 500.Morgan: I.Un Prose, &c., 80 p.c.; English Essay, 60 do. Anchors, 84 do.; Grammar, 74 do.; Viva voce, 88 do. total, 366. Hughes: —Latin Prose, 55 p c.; English Essay, 50 do.; Authors, AO do.; Grammar, 68 do. j Viva voce, 60, total, 273 The Training College, Carnarvon, January 28th, 1884.—Dear Mr Daviss,—I have just finished re- vising the papers which the two boys worked on Saturday, and enclose their respective marks, from which you will see that Morgan is first; indeed, his figures are remarkable, and taking into consideration his age-which seem some years short of Morgan's; so are Hughes's. Both are very intelligent boys-exceptfonallv so. Their papers were models of neatness ana method, and I am convinced, from the manner they answered the few oral questions I gave them on each sub ject, that they thoroughly understand their work. Hughes made some slips in Algebra, did not take Trigonometry, and only took two Books of Euclid, heme his comparatively smali number of marks. Morgan J.d gone all over the ground Iahl down In your letter to me, and acquitted himself ex- ceedingly well.—Believe me, yours faithfully, W. MORGAN. Morgan :—Arithmetic, 34 out of 40; Algebra, 36 out of 40; Euclid, 31 out of 40; Trigonometry, 20 out ot 30 total, 121 out of 150. Hughes :—Arithmetic, 33 out of 40 Algebra, 22 oat of -40 Euclid, 24 out of 40 Trigonometry (not attempted); total, 79 cut of 150.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE BANGOR & BETHESDA RAILWAY. On Wednesday morning, about eight o'clock a portion of the tunnel at the Bethesda end of the line of railway, now in course of construction, by Messrs Nelson, between Bangor and Bethesda, gave way. There was a gang of navvies at work in the tunnel, and five of them were injured by the falling earth and brickwork. One of them, a man named Richard Evans, said to be a native of Amlwcb, had his ribs fractured, but was abk* walk to his lodxings. Internal hemorrhage, however, set in, and he died at half- past twelve. Another man named John Jones, lua also sustained serious injuries to the back and lag; and three others who have etc^ped with very slight bruises and contusions are nnier the treat- ment of Dr E. J. Lloyd, Bangor the (surgeon of the line), and Dr Lloyd, Bethesda. Th ? cause of the accident is attributed to the heavy rsin which fell on Tuesday.
CARNARVON. COKING or Aoz OF MR WILLIAMS, OF aLAN. BEL NO.—On Monday next Mr Williami, of Glan- beuuo, near CamarveD, who is principal proprietor of the b.lebrated Dorothea Quarries, Tal-y- sarn, attains his maiprity. We understand that a few of the R&desmen of Carnarvon have subscribed among themselves ovf.r £ 30 for the purchase of a piece of plate to be pveaented to Mr Williams as a token of good will. General rejoicings will take place at Tal-y-sarn, Bout. newydd, and other places, in commemoration of the event. Next Monday, at the Guild. Hail, a grand variety entertainment will be r;iven, when, it is announced, 2,000 presents will be given away. As the Guild Hall only holds about 800 or 900 persons we presume each per so:), will receive two presents at least. Doors open at 7 30, t) com- mence at 8.
BANGOR. BAXGOE AND BEAVM ARIS TLVIOX.—The fortnightly meeting was held on Wednesday last, Hon. W. E. Sackvillo West presiding. It was proposed and seconded that one month be allowed for pay- ment of calls a ter falling due. The chairman read a list of the number of meetings held during the paet year ar follows:—Assessment Committees, 11; Rural Saaitary Authority Committees, 16; Board of Guardians, 24 meetings. Out relief, £ 370 15s 4d for the last fortnight. Number of inmates, llfi; correspond ng week last year, 107. The foliate ing letter has been addressed by Mr Joigf to Mr Fritchard, Town Clerk. —" Bro Garth, Bangor, March 5th, 1881. Dear Sir,-I see by the report in to-day's Mercury of the last meeting of the Bangor City Council, held on Mon. day, the 3rd inet., that the selection of a Borough Accountant from among the present applicants for the post: was postponed until tho next meet ing, and further arrangements made evidently with the view of giving me another opportunity of applying for the appointment, a number of gen- t!emen present being apparently under the im- pression that I had not applied, on the grounds that I should thereby prejudice what I consider my previous legal and valid election to the post. While feeling grateful to the majoiity present: on Monday for the cot sideration they have thu" ahewn me, and although I hold that the cancelling of my appointment was illegally done, yet, as f do not wish to put the council to unnecessary iccon. venience, I beg without delay to Intimate that I do not intend applying for the post After what has transpired, an0 the strong prejudice and desire for fault-finding evidently entertained against me by a few membevs of the council, I feel that my position as borough accountant would be anything but art enviable oae. I would also desire to point cut chat the position of borough accountant upon the terms and conditions now arranged would be materially worse for me than the appointment I hold under the late local board. The salary now offered is only J6140, with a prohibition from holding any other small appointments; whereas ^before, my salary was £ 130, with the privilege of holding other appointments which did not in the least interfere wi«h my public office, and whic i brought me in XJO, making In all JEI60. I may also add that the office of borough accountant includes a vast amount of additional work to that appointment I hitherto held—allj Mr Gill's office work having been added. Having served the interests of the citizens of Banger to the best of my ability for many years, it is with much regret that I feel constrained for the reasons named to sever my connection with the city council. I hasten to inform you of the above, s,) that the council may be in a position to take immediate step for the election of my successor, as my term of ofiice according to the notice received on December 7th will expire on the 7th inst. Kindly com- municate the above to the council, and again thanking the majority of those present on Mon- day last for the consideration they have shewn towards me, I remain,-YourJ, &c., Foulk Jcnes.
THOUGHT- READING. A Paper read he/ore the Mciiai Society, Bangor, by Mr E. Ilurreji Harding. Mr Chairman, Ladies, and Geuttem en,—About twenty years ago, mesmerism gained a large share of public attention, which was thus for the first time drawn to consider the nature of those phenomena since added to by spiritualism and thought reading. The virions stages which public opinion passed through on the subject of mes- merism are worth considering. For a brief time it was received with a blind credulity, th influence of mind upon mind was the cause of much fear, and "private dislikes" and "undue influence" were thought to be explained. Novelists reaped a goodly harvest by exercising their inveutive powers on mesmerism and second sight, and public enter- tainers were provided with a new draw. Then came the reaction. Public opinion went to the other extreme. All was trikery, and the profes- sors of mesmerism were classed with fortune- telling gipsies. Now popular opinion has adopted a medium course. We believe that a very large portion cf so-called mesmerism is but trickery, impudently performed and blindly received but still it is generally admitted by scientists that in mesmerism there is a substratum of truth-meso roeric trances and unknown actions are accepted mesmerism is a fact. Thus public opinion passed through three stages on the subject of mesmerism: i—1. Blind acceptance; 2. Total rfj .«.t'on; 3. A belief in the principles, but with limited applica- tion. Let us for a minute examine th. elates of so-called mesmerism. We are all of us well ac- quainted with the travelling professors who appear tor one week only." The first part of their entertainment generally is advertized as conjuring or other trickery, but the finish, the mesmeric part, is generally thrown in as a scientific aad real experiment. I need hardly give my opinion that in the great majority of caRes tk:s so-called mes- merism is nothing more or less than imposture. True mesmerism is not often met with in public halls, and those who have the gift are more fearful of it than desirous of using it. At least, such is the opinion of a lady friend of mine, who once sent her brother into a trance from which she was for hours powerless to wake him. Bat there is a third kind of mesmerism, that which is often believed by its performers to be mesmerism, but is net If the eyes be fix d in a stra'ned manner for a long time upon any object, the netves be- come fatigued, and the subject is largdy in the power of the operator, not because his will is less powerful, but bacause he ia too tired to resist. If a thread be run through a cork, the cork thereby fixed to the forehead, and the eyes fixed upon it for seVetttl minutes, the nerves become exhausted, and if a second person close the subject's eyes, they cannot for some time b-j opentd. This is mesmerism as usually performed, and it" patients J believe it to be such. RM l' n it is nothing of the kind, but a species of nuvo paralysis. Thrs there are three kinds of so called mesmerism:—1. Im- posture: 2. True mesmerism; 3. A species of p'aralyeis believed to be mesmerism, but not really such. Although all that has been sail above I deals with mesmerism, I believe that almost the I whole of it is equally true with xefeienco to thought-reading. First, then, is there such a thing 68 true thought-reading ? Before answering this question let us be careful to define true thought-reading. I take it that the term really means the reading of one mind by another. Now much so-called thought reading is not thought-reading at all. I A iittle girl has lately caused much sen3ation by the manner in which she seems to decipher cards placed face downwards She may be blind-folded, and the cards placed on a table above her head, yet she seeme.to mentally see them. Now this, although called thought reading, need not really be such, but rather a kind of penetrative sight. So also with some of the experiments made by the Society of Psychic Research. W hen a gentleman who holds a numbsr of elips of paper, on each of which a design is drawn, is seated opposite to another gentleman who draws with tolerable accuracy the design the first happens to be looking at, I maintain that thought-reading may have nothing to do with the question, but it is rather another case of penetrative sight. Although what I have termed penetrative sight does not proparly belong to my subject this evening, let us for a moment consider one of it;i aspects, in order to afterwards apply the result to true thought- reading, if such there be. We may divide all substances into two classes—transparent and opaque. Glass may be taken as an example of the ti-st class, and gold of the second. Nevertheless, geld- Ieaf may be thin enough to be seen through. In other words, all substances are transparent if ren- dered sufficiently thin. Now the sight of different persons' eyes gr atly differs, and who cau posi- tively say that the above-mentioned child does not see through the table and the bandage on her eyes ? What is the exact thickness at which the wood of the table refuses to allow sulficieut ether vibrations (i.e., light) to pass through it to affect the eye. No one can say. Scientifically, we cannot say that the thing is impossible; we can only say that it is highly improbable. This is the opinion I hold with regard to true thought-read- ing: I believe it to be scientifically possible, but highly improbable. The possibility lies, I think, in tho consideration of the following points:—In the same way that a red-hot poke; has its particles, and the ether mixed up with them, in a state of rapid motion, so also there is little doubt that thought is accompanied by movements of brain suhstance and of ether. In the same way that a poker radiates its heat (i e,, its motion) Into the space around it, so it is pcssible for the brain to radiate its motion into the ether of the space around. In the same wtty that a person putting his hand near a poker feel3 warm becaufo he receives the radiated motion, so it may, perhaps, be possible for a person standing near another to be affected by the motion radiated from that other's brain. This last link is the weakest in the chain, and the chief argument brought against it is that we are not aware of any organ in the body capable of receiving these vibrations. The vibra- tions which we call sound are received by a special organ-tbc ear, and flight by the eye; but we are not aware of any special organ to receive brain vibrations. Too much stress, however, must not be Ittid upon this argument, for we have no special I organ to receive heat cr electricity in fact, they can be received by the nerves spread ai over tha body. If these nerves can receive the ether vibra- tions of heat, they also might receive the ether vibrations emanating from the brain. However, although all this may be possible, I do not think it very probable, and alao think it a great pity that the exponents of thought-reading so often devote part of their entertalnmant to conjuring tricks, thus infusing a sceptical spirit joty the audience, while at the same time they accompany their ex. hibitions with gestures which either mean nothing at all, or else are meant to gain unfair aid. I must say a word with regard to another method of thought-reading. It is by no means rare for two close friends to seem instructively to read each other's thoughts. This, however, may in many cases be possibly explained thus:—They are so used to each other's company as to have got iuto the style and logical order of each other's thoughts. Thus the last sentence spoken, or last subject mentioned, will lead each to the same chain of thought; link by link they think independently along the same chain, to arrive at last by the same outspoken sentence at the other end. This is not thought- reading, but thought linking. Secondly, thought-reading is no doubt often done by mere trickery. Confederates, signs, electricity, or mechanical agency no doubt are often used. Maskelyo" and Dr Lynn perform imitation thought Mading. Mr Henry Lewis and myself have often performed successfully in private, not so successfully in public. Thought- reading may be done by mere oonj uiring, a-uch as I will now try to give you an examplo of. [Mr Henry Lewis here succeeded in discovering any number mentioned privately to Mr Harding by the audience. It was then explained that a secret telegraph of one wink was the mode of trickery, Messrs Lewis and Harding having so trained themselves as t3 mentally keep t'me with each other in counting. After this, slips of paper were dibtributed to the audience, who were requested to write down the names of noted men. The papers were then collected in a box, and one slip being drawn by a person selected by the audience, Mr Harding at once declared the name written on the paper. The trick was then explained. Thirdly, thought-reading may be performed through the medium of unconscious muscular action. It is a very difficult thing even to stand still, and almost impossible to keep all the exterior muscles rigid. A person who has thought of a number unconsciously brings his lips into Dositkn for pronouncing the (first syllable, and some clue is doubtless given in almost every case. This is believed to be the explanation of table-turning. A number of persons sit down at a table, and rest their extended hands on the table with their little fingers and thumbs touching, thus forming a circle on the top cf the table. Shortly the table begins to revolve or tilt, end this is 3..d to be done by spirits." If you are an unbeliever, the spirits won't attend your call. The fact ia, that if you are an unbeliever you probably will exert no pressure on the table if a believer you will quite unconsciously press the table in the diroction in which you wish it to move. The table will probably move towards the direction in which it is worst supported by ita legs. That this unconscious muscular action is a fact may be proved by the following experiment. Tie a heavy key at the end of a piece of cotton, and hold it out at arm's length. Wish the key to move in auy onj direc- tion, but keep the arm as still as possible. Never. theless the key will move as des'red, the reason being that an unconscious swing accompanied the wish. Of course, the wish must be a true one, and not like that of the old lady who, after reading of the power of faith to remove mountains, prayed that Sno-don might be removed, and awoke next me,, niag to find it still standing, while she ex- claimed, Ah I knew it wouldn't move." [The experiment was hero performed.] But suppose the table is one equally supported in each direc- tion, and the performers wish one against the other, what then ? It has been pretty ell proved that in breathing our arms move unequally, and thus the ring of parsons round tho table exert un- equal pressure, and all in the same direction. I shall now try to decipher what number a person has thought of. by noticing his unconscious mus- cular action. [Nine numbers were here on I a piece of paper, and choosing a person from the audience, Mr Harding took him b/ the hand, and asked him to fix his attention on one of the nine numbers. Mr Harding then pointed to each of the numbers in turn, asking the person to give no sign as to which he had choeen. Nevertheless, unconscious hand pressure enabled the number to be announced as 3, whereas it should have been 4 ] In conclusion, thought-reading is lt:mn. f>erformed by trickery, but that does not in cne ea3t disprove its existence. True thought-reading I believe to be scientifically possible as far as we csu at present see, but very improbable. In the !arge majority of cases I believe it is due to mus- cular action, always unconscious on the part of the subject, and often unconsciously received by the operator.
PWLLHJSLI. I COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS,WEDNESDAY,MARCH 5IH.—Before Messrs Owen i v^ns, B. T. Ellis, Robert Carreg, H. J. E. Nanney, F. W. Lloyd I Edwards, O. Lloyd J. Evans, and Robert Jones. Stealing II ay.-The police charged John Jones, Llannor," with stealing hay, the property of Wil- liam Williams, Ty Corniog, Llaunor. The defen- dant was found guilty, and fined £ 10 and costs. Mr 11 llansou appeared for the defence. MisceUa,nemu. John Jeffrey, of Marchros, Llanengah, was ordered to pay £3 Is fer keeping weights under the standard, one weight being as much as nine drachms under weight in one pound. —The case of the Police v. Catherine Williams for keeping a dog without a license was withdrawn. —Lewis Williams was fined 16a ior being drunk whilst in charge of a horse.—John Roberts was fined lis for unlawfully searching for game. A Uer/r Rids f o>n Pwllheli ~to Portt.uidoc—David Lewis, ot Pwllheli, was charged with travelling on the Cambrian iiaiiway without a ticket.—Richard Williams, porter at tba Pwllheli Station, said that he remembered seeing the defendant on the 1st iust. ettoiing a carriage of the 10.40 a.m. train from PwUheli. His duty was to collect and ex- amine the tickets, and ha asked the defendant twice for his ticket, but none was forth- coming, and defendant said he was going to Portmadoc.—John Williams said that he was a booking clerk in the employ of tiie company. Did j not issue a ticket to the defendant w!th that train. —Michael Campbell, a ported at; Port mad >e, was next called and said that he remembered seeing the defendant coming with the train in question, and he asked him for his t'ck&t, and be offered the fara from Criccieth.—Mr Roberts, the station master at Portmajoc, remembered the jast witness drawing his attention to the defendant, whom he took to his office, and he offered to pay the fa/e from Criccieth, aud after some hesitation he ad- mitted that he had come from Pwllheli.—The de- fendant said that was the first time ha had tra- I' velled without a ticket, and that he pnid from zC70 to £80 every yeer to the company, and he was only a poor man.
» AN ALARMING DISEASE AFFLICTING A NUMEROUS CLASS. The disease commences with a alight derangement of the stomach, but, if neglected, it in time revolves the wholo frame, embracing the kidneys, liver, pancrsas, and in fact the entire glandular system; and the afflicted drags out a miserable existence until death gives relief from suffering. The disease is often mis- taken for other complaint bat if the reader will ask himself the followipg questions he will be able to de- termine whether he himself is one of the afflicted :■ Have I distress, pain or difficulty in breathing after eating P Is thera a dull, heavy feeling, attended by drowsiness ? Have the eyes a yellow tinge ? Doea ? thick, sticky mucous gather about the gums end teet a in the mornings, accompanied by a disagreeable tasteh Is the tougue coated e Is there pain in the sides and back ? Is there a fullness about the right side as if the liver were enlarging ? Is there costiveness r 13 there vertigo er dizziness when rising suddenly from a horizontal position? Are the accretions from the kid- neys highly coloared, with a deposit after standing ? Does foed ferment soon after eating, accompanied by flatulence or belching of gas from the stomach? Is there frequent palpitation of the heart ? These variona symptoms may not be present at one time, but they torment the sufferer in turn as the dreadful diseases progresses. If the case be one of long standing, there wiii be a dry, hiking cough, attended after a time by expectoration. In very advanced stages the skiu as- sumes a dirty browaish appearance, and the hands and feet are covered by a oold sticky perspiration, As the liver and kidneys become more and more diseased, rheuaiatic pains appear and the anal treatment proves entirely unava liag against this lattsr agonizing dis- order. The origin of this malady is isdig.;stion cr dyspepsia. ftna a small quantity of the proper medicine will remove the diseGlP if taken in its incipienoy. It is most important that the disease should be promptly and properly treated ia its first stages, when a little medicine will effect a cure, aid even when it ha* ob. tained a strong hold the correct remedy should be per- Revered in until every vestige of tho aiacs e is eradi- I' cated, until the appetite has returned, and the di- gestive organs are restored to a healthy condition. The surest and most effactual remedy for this diatieaaiug complaint ia "Seigcl's Curative Syrup," a vegetable ^reparation sold by <*11 chemists and medicina yendt»rt<f th>c"<?bout the world, ar.d by tha proprietors. A J. White, Limited, 17, Farricgdon Roud, Lordou, E.Q White, Limited, 17, Farricgdon Roud, Lordou, E.O This Syrup strikes at the very foundation of the disease ana drives it, roct and branch, out of the system. 357, Paisley Road, Glasgow, August 18th, Messrs Whte, Limited, 17, Farnngdon Road, Loudon. Gentlemen,—1 have mUQh pleasure in isformiug you that "Mother Seigel's Syrap" has an established re- putation in this neighborhood, and my customers testify daily t,) the great benefits which they have do- rived from its use.. I rely on the "Parcels Post" developing ar. extensive country trade, as I have frequently to execute orders far the Syrup from outlying parts, where it cannot be easily had. No further than last week I sent a parcal to Montreal. I am, gentlemen, yours very truly, (Signed) Jamea tt. Murdec. September 8th, 18S3 Dear Sir,—I find the sale of Seigel's Syrup steadily increasing. All who have tried it speak very highly of its medicinal virtues one customer describes it as a "Godsend to dyspeptic people." I always recommend it with confidence- Faithfully yours, (Signed) Vincent A. Wills, Chemist-dentist, Meithyr Tydfil. To Mr A. J. White. Preston, Sept 21st, 1883. My Dear Sir,-Your Syrup and Pi'ls are still very popular with my customers, many saying they are the best family medicines possible. The other day a customer came for two bottles of Syrup and said "Mother Seigel's" had saved the life of hia wife, and he added, "one of these bottles I am sending fifteen yn;i,.g away-,to a friend who is very ill. I have much faith in it." The sale keeps up wwnderfally, in fuct, one would fancy almost that the people were beguming to bt etIok fast, dine, and sup on Mother Sergei a Syrup, the de- mand ia so constant and the pat'.9i*iction ao great* I am dearlsir. yours faithfnlly, (Signed) W. Bowker.
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PWLLHELI. TOWN COUNCIL.-At a meeting of the town council, held on the 1st jg lay of March, there were p:ee<'at :—R. Owen Jones, Esq., mayoz, Alderwan Robert Jouesk and John Edwards, Couucillora R. H. Jones, William Anthony, Thomas Lloyd and Richard Hughes. ^«^O^MESSRS David Evan D,ivies, Rhianfa, #I ^WEN» bookseller, were appointed elective auditors, aud the mayor appointed Mr Councillor William Anthony mayor's auditor. Jres >■)/• street Drainage.—It WAS derided that the committac appointed to look after these improve- ments should visit the locality and report to the council the state thereof. .lYe/.(} j%x,i Clerk Appointment.—The appointment of Mr O. Lowis Edwards as clerk to the urban sanitary authority atd cleik to the borough, justices was confirmed.
LLANRWST. Uanrwst Station (Bettws-y-coed branch) will ia fu; ire be called Llanrw&t and Trefnw. Printed and published (for the proprietors) by Messrs D. W. Dav;es, & Co., at their office. NEW Harbour, Carnarvon, Friday March 7, 1884.