PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCM COMPAQ Y. LIMITED, HOLBORN BASS, LONDON. THIRT Y-FIFTII ANNUAL REPORT. For the Year ending jrst December, 1883, THE DIRECTORS have much pleasure in INDUSTRIAL BRANCH. presenting their Report ana Accounts for "the year 18S3. The reduction in the rate of expenditure in both The Premiums actually received during the year tranches has been continued during the year. in this Branch are £ 2,501,397 14s 2<i, as compared Tha Funds of the Company h ve been increased with the sum of £ 2,126,022 3a lid received during doringlthe year by the snm of £ 759,318, in the j 1882, being an increase of Premium Receipts of Ordinary Branch £ 126,255, and in the"Induat.ial L:178,2,85 10s 3d. Ihe increase for 1882 was "Branch £ 633,5^3, raising the total assets of the £ 276 527 rs 6,1., making 0 totAlmcteaseinthe Company to £ 3,807,217. Premium Receipts for the -r,-st two years cf the It will be seen that the Investments of the year Quinquennium of £ 654,81? have been confined to the usual first-class aecurities. The Claims of the yrar amountJto; £ 912,333. ORDINARY BRANCH. L The total expends of this branch, as compared The New Business of this Branch for the year with thosn ofjthe previous vear, show a reduction in consists of 9,504 Policies, assuring the sum of the rate of expenditure of TW4 and a half per cent £ 1,166,392 and producing a New Annual Premium on the Piemiu .a Income. Income of £ 45,959. The claimsi of tha year. The Direjtors have tbougtt it advisable to make representing 526 Deaths and 21 Endowment Assur- ftfurtker addition to their number, and they have ances matured. invited Dr ROBERT EARNBS, of Harley-street, one The Annual Premium Income at the end of the of the origin9, shareholders of the Company, to a 'L The Annual Premium Income at the end of the of the origin9, shareholders of the Company, to a year is £ *00,790, being an increase of £ .),bU geatpcthe Board. Dr BASXES'S elation; will be over the year 1882 ihe increase for 1882 was subr,itted to the Meeting for confirmation. £ 22,216, making a total increase m the Premium 0 Income for tbe first two years of the Quinouen- ilium of £ 58,057. The vacancy in the Audftorship has been filled] The rate of expenditure of the Branch slightly by the appointment of Mr THOMAS WHABHIIS, of exceeds Ten percent, on the Premium Income. Glasgow, G duly qualified Shareholder. LUE ATIFVBA-VCP COMPANIES ACT, 1870.—FOUBTH SCKK> ;E. 3U.LA.VCB SHEIn of the PEUDENTIIL ASSXTP.ANCS OOMPAXF LIMITED (ORDINARY BRANCH), on the 31st December, 1883. LIABILITIES. AKSETS. £ 8 D. | £ S, D. "Life Assurance Fund .• 1,053,891 4 10 Mortgages on property within the Sickness and Assurance Fund.. 540 3 8 United Kingdom 583,717 17 7 ——"————-—— Metropolitan Board of Works 1,054431 8 tj Stock 50,550 0 0: flaitm under Life Policies Lcacn on Municipal at:d other admitted lC,731 19;) Rates 16,454 19 5 Loans on the Company's Policies 40,829 10 11 Investments In British Government Securities ( £ 150,000 Consols) 145,425*10 7 Indian and Colonial ditto 63.83G 11 9 Foreign ditto 12,281 11 6 Railwav and other Debentures and Debenture Stocks 73,842 17 7 Ditto Shares (Preference and Ordinary 20,526 12 5 Houso Propertr 89,000 0 0 Revenions 82,243 18 0 ARe,utal BFtlaiiees 9,405 0 1 Outstanding Premiums 1,721 8 5 Ditto Interest and Rente 9,180 5 2 I Cash On Deposit • £ 50,000 0 0 On current account 16,0£1 4 6 I In hand 100 0 0 —————— 66,137 4 6 r ———— £ 1,065,213 7 11 zEl,065,213 7 11 £ ,«3RAUXCS SHIFT of the PEL-DEN TIAL ASSURAXCE COMPANY LIMITED (INDUETHIAL BBANCH), on the 31st December, 1883. LIABILITIES. ASSETS. £ 0. D. £ 8. 15. Shareholders' Capital 80,0'28 0 0 j Mortgages on Property within the Life Assurance Fond 2,572,75S 6 2 United Kingdom 39,281 17 6 Ikmtingertcy Fund 100,000 0 0 LoaDs on Municipal and other ~— | Rates 812.979 0 6 2, .52,786 6 2 City of London Oorporation Bends 49,875 0 0 Claims under Liae Polices admitted 10,578 15 9 4 Investments:— In British Government Securities ( £ 350,000 New 3 per Centa.) 313,426 0 0 Railway and other Debentures and Debenture Stocks.. 142,374 6 5 Freehold Ground Rents 774,622 12 6 iIlousa Property 211.0(10 0 0 Scotch Feu Duties u 8,062 19 10 Freehold Estates 89,607 12 8 (Reversions 46,457 15 11 I urniture and Fittings 22.500 0 0 j Loans upon personal security 912 14 0 Agents' Balances 7,947 2 10 Outstanding Premiums 137,496 6 7 Outstanding Interest and Rents 80,677 0 3 Cash in hands of Superintendents 20,153 11 1 Cash:— On Current Account JE25,741 1 10 In hand 250 0 0 25,991 1 10 JE2,763,365 1 11 £ 2,7*63,305 1 11 THOMAS C. DEWEY", EDGAR HORNE, Chairman. WILLIAM HUGHES, J *NANB6..R. HENRY H \RBEN. | n.. W. J. LANCASTER, Secretary. BICHD. THOS. PUGH, j Uirect0K- GEO. A. KEA T ES, 22, BASGOR STREET, -CARNARYON- HIGH CLASS TAILOR. The Choicest Selection of SPRING SUITINGS in SCOTCH & IRISH OIIEVIOT3, also, a nice assortment of Hosiery, Gloves, Scarfs, &c. Silk and Felt Hats in the Newest Shapes. Tootball and Cricket Clubs supplied with Jerseys, Caps, Belts, &c. on the most reasonable terms. MESSRS p. Y Å UGHTON AND SONS, JEWELLERS, &c., 193, GREAT HAMPTON-ROW, BIRMINGHAM, MAKE AT.L SORTS OF GOLD, SILVER, AND BRONZE MEDALS, FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS, EISTEDDFODAU, &c., JSADGES for Cycling Clubs and Schools. A Diagram Sheet nud Price List post free on application. SPECIAL DXflCJNS GFATIS PARIS H Oif L L A N R U G~ PANTAFON ESTATES. WEDNESDAY 26th, MARCH, 138,1 LANDS TO LET IN LOTS. MES8RSOWEN& SON are instructed to Let by Auction on the grounds, at 1 pro on Wednesday nn^t, the21-;h inot., about 100 ACIiPS of CAPITAL LAND at PttctafoB. Hafod, Pare CAP rioedyn, Pant Ifaa Bach, & in i-otafrotnuayuf Letting till 31st December, 1884. For fnrthar particulars anpiy to Mes-ra OWEN & S'îN, Auctioneers, or to lieasrs E. D. WILLIAMS a HC JHE3, Solicitirs, Carnarvon, March 19,1884. E 1017 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. BANG OR, NORTH WALES. SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, IMPLEMENTS, &c. EsTABMiiHCD 1854. MESSRS W. DEW & SON beg to announce ill. that-their next SALE of Horses, Carriages, &c will be held at the Mart, udjoining the British Hotel, Bangor, on Friday, the 21st day of March, 1884. To secure Stalls all entries should be sent in not later than Friday, the 14th day of March, 1884. Welldeld House, Bangor. THE FERRY SMITHFIELD, TAL-Y-CAFN NORTH WALES. IMPORTANT TO STOCKBREEDERS, FARM- ERS, AND BUTCHERS. MONTHLY SALES OF FAT AND STORE STOCK. MESSRS POGERS AND BRUCKSHAW I-VIL beg to inform Stockbreeder?, Farmers, and the Public generally in the surrounding district, that they intend conducting a Monthly Sale of Horses. Cobs, Ponies, Horned Cattle, Sheep, Plgb Farm Picduce, aDd Agricultural Implements, at the above address, on tte First Wednesday in every month, cemmenciug Wednesday, the Cth day of March next. Messrs R & B. beg to call the attention of all haviug Fat ted Store Oattie for Sale to the great facility these Sales will aCord for the disposing of the same. All Stock consigned for Sale will receive the pCTsoua! attention of the Auctioneers. t M*'3^r^es^artit; intend* d for ^alesia respect- :u iy solicited, atd should be forwarded by post to the Auctioneers (Llati'udno Offices) at least 7 ^8. P"0/ to ^ate of •Sales, to ensure their proper cias-incation and advertising in posting bills and l cata^oguea. o A Fourteen days notire will be given in this caper of any intermediate Stves. C rnmission 6d in ',be ;C',nelud"ng all expenses, with immediate cath settlement attha conclusion of tbe ¡":?!e. CatalcgaeJ ip 11n, obtained at the principal Hofels in the district J diya previous to Sale, and cit the Auctioneers Offices lv'"i7l,-4bery/3twvth, and No. 1, James-street, Liundudao. February 8th, 1884. February 8th, 1884. fyO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, A- aboui Sixty in-lamb Mcuntaia Ewes. Apply to Mr John Prkchard, Auctioneer, Bancor. B 997 PEXlitlVN AitilS BuTr.LhUME i'AUll, BANGOR; NORTH WALES. IMPORTANT TO FARMERS AND OTHERS. MR JOHN PBITCHARD has been instruct ed to Sell by Public Auctbn (without re- serve) 02 the Premises as above on Tuesday, April ttt, lb84, commencing ut H o'cluck noon, prompt, The res-i Jae of the re-jov.ned Pure tired and Peli. (free Piize Welsh Cattle, comprising seven Cows and Heifers, two gjatid Bolls, and three Calves, four handsome Mountain Ponies, 3 aa<i 4 years e'd; a proajisin^ entire a:ourtain Pony, 4 years oW, hy "Prine, LUwtlyn Is' a valcable dark Bay Stare Poay, risicg 5 years old 14-2iaads >ii »h. qniet in single and double HarnesF, and a Fa-t Troiter, a grasd Drown Brougham Horse, 16 hands hiph, rising 6 years old, quiet in single and double Harness; a promising Bay Cart Filley, rising tsree yesrs oM together with the whole of th" exc lent Agiicahural Impletnents, including three Carts by Crossk It and th. Bristol Waggon Co.. a capital Cattle Float, a Pig Car, Corn Dr.11, Iron Field R ller Mowing Machine, Tedd ng Machine, Horse Hay R ike. A mericau llake, Double Row Turnip Drill. Bentall'? Patent Root Pal- per, Harrows, Ploughs, Seuffler, WiaTiovring Machiae, Sbpep Feeding Racks, wood Hurdlt-s &c., &o. Descriptive Ca^lnga-1* ra »y be obtained at any of the Hotels in North Wales, and of the Auctioneer' Bodhyfryd, Bangor. B 262G PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. TOWN OF CARNARVON. MR JOHN PRITCHARD will submit to unreserved Competition, on the Premises, Rosemont, Carnarvon, about the middle of March, 1884. The whole of the Handsome and Superior House- hold Furniture, Water Colour Drawings, Oil Paint- ings, Bed and Table Linen, Glass and China, and the Out-door Effects. Detailed particulars will appear in future Ad- vertisements and Catalogues. Bodhyfryd, Bargor. 2 594 MEN AI blUDUE sMIlMFiiJILU. IMPORTANT TO FARMERS, GRAZIERS, AND OTHERS. MR JOHN PRITCHARD begs to announce that his next Periodical S .le at Menai, Bridge will be held on Monday, Apiil 7th, 1884 for the Easter Markets. Early Entries are respectfully solicited. Bodhyfryd, Bangor. B 2580 PENRHYN ARMS HOTEL, BANGOR. GREAT UNRESERVED SALE of the Entire Con- tents of the above HOTEL, together with the Horses, Cariiages, Hearse, Mourniug Coaches, Cfller of Choice Wines, Farming Stock, and other Effects. MR JOHN PRITCHARD is instructed t,o Sell BY PUBLIC AUCTION, without reserve, on the Premises, the Pecrbyn Arms Motel, Bangor, on TUESDAY, March 25tb, lSi4, and Six following Days (Sunday excepted), commencing each day most punctually at 11 a m, the Extensive Assemblase of Superior and Excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, comprising the contents of Thirty Bedrooms, Ten En. tertsiain g Rooms, Domestic Offices, together with the Effects at the Taproom, and the Detached Residence known as the Terrace, briefly, summarized, com- prising Suites of Furnitnre for Dining Room3 and Drawing Rooms, in Mshogany, Walnut, and Rosewood, Massive and Costly designed Sideboards, Cheffoniers and Cabinets, Seta of Mahogany Telescope Dining,Loe, Pembroke, Occasional, Writing, and Fancy Tables, a Magnificent and Elaborately Carved Oak Dininpr Room Soite in Morocoo, including Twelve Single and Two Arm Chairs, Sideboard, Book- case, Dinner Waggon, Telescope Dining Table with Four Extra Leaves and Four Footstools. Brilliant Pier and Mantel Glasses in Gilt, Oak,and Rosewood Frames, valuable Oil Paintings. Water Colour Drawings, Oleographs, and hngravirgs, Two Antique Giracirle Mirrors in Gilt Frames, Small Library of Books, Vel- veti Pile, Brussels Tap^str? add Kidderminster Ca^peta, Hearth Rugs Window PoUs and Cornices with the Hngee of the Window Drapery throughout the Honse, raour Powerful and Riot Toned Cottaee Pianofortes by Feminent London makers, furniture, Wheel Barometer English-made Clocks and. Timtpieces, Two Valu- able Antique Oak Cabinets, Cwpbwrdd Tridarn." and an Old Oak Cht at dated 169', 1726, &nd 1756; An extensive Assortment of Superior Plated Goods and Cutleiy, Richly Cat Glass Dinner Desert, Tea and Breakfast Services, Bed and Table Linen, Blankets, Qailts, a Variety of Ornamental itemH, Oriectal Valles. The Bedrooms are replete with the nsual requirements for a First class Establishment, Xitch n Furniture, Large Refrigerator, Two Patent Churns, Culinary Utensils in Brats, Copper, and Iroc. The Cellar of Choica Wines including 4 7, 54 and 57 Port, and some very old Madeira, Sherries, Brandv, Liqueurs, Hock, Claret Champagne and other Sparkling and still Wines. Ei?ht Well-seasoned Posting Horses, a Powerful Cart Mare rising Six years eld. The i.Tge aiosortment of Carriages comprise a new Omnibus to carry Fourteen Inside and Five Outside, lintel with Crimson Utretcht Velvet, Six Hooded Pbaletoca. Two Breaks, Two Cap- ital Gigs, Two NVhr el Cab, a Handsome Brougham in first-class condition, Wagonette with moveable top. Large Omnibus and W»gonettee, Four Horae Coach, Hearse, and two Mourning Co»ciiP9, Ten Set3 of Single and Double Harness, Three Double sets of Black Har- ness,set Pourinhand liaruf-sp.An assortment of Garden Tools, Cncumber Frames, Cm-en's Patent Pony Liwn Mower, Garden Roller, Garden Seats, aud numerous other Effects, detailed particulars ol which will appear in Catalogues, which may be obrained a week prior to the Sale at the principal HOTRLS in North Wales, Chester, Liverpool, and Manchester, and of the AUCTIONEER, Bodbyfryd. Bangor. N.B. "The sale of the Black Cattle, Mountain Ponips slid Implements will take on TuefcdayApriiSthlSSi at 11 a. m. prompt. » 610 NORTH WALES. IMPORT ANT TO CAPITALISTS, MILLERS, CORN AND FLOUR DEALERS, AXD OTHERS. MR. J. PRITCHARD is direeted to SELL BY PJBLIC AUCTION (in consequence of the death of Mr Jno. Evans, the late Owner), at the QVJ;F.S'stIoti;l, Chester, oa SATURDAY, ArBiL 5tb, 1884, at 2.30 p.m. for 3 p.m. prompt, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then read, all those valuable (OKN MILLS, situate and known as "THE MOS7'YN QUAY STEAM CORN MILLS," MOSTTN, NORTa WALES. The abo zp> Mills occupy tlte moet advantageou? position on the of North Wales, being only 100 yards distant from the Mostyu Station, on the Che&ter and Holyhead Railway, and the same distance from the Mostyn Docks, where tbn Grain, &c., from Liverpool can be brought, to the Mills for the lowfreight of Two Shillings a Ton. The ex- tent of ground covers an area of 36S0 square yards upon which are the Mills with Granaries, Offices, Stables, Cart Sheds, Carpenter's Shop a,pd Smithy! The main Building or Mill is 102 feet long by feet wide, most substantially built of stone, and is Fcur Stories high with concrete basement. It contains Six pairs of beet French Burr stones, and one paii of small stones with Elevators, Worms and Exhaust Apparatus attached, driven by a 35 Horse Power Horizontal Condensing Engine with Double Tube Boiler in seperate Building.' The entire Machinery including "The Silks and Eureka Separating and Scouring Machine" (largest size) are of the most modern description, and capable of making 70 Sacks of 2S01bs. each day of 24 hours, together with a larg* quantity of Indian Meal and otber Feeding Stntfs. The Mills produce Four well-known Brands of Flour: have an extensive connection formed over a periud of 50 years in I Denbighshire, Flintshire, and portions of Carnarvon. shire and Merionethshire, and being in close prox- imity to a densely populated district, there is abundant demand. The Purchaser will be required to taka the Horses, Lorries, Loose Trad) UnteDsils and Ofiiee Furniture at a valuation (which will be produced at the Sale, and caa he inspected a week previously at the Offices o? the Solicitors and the Auctioneer), and the Stock-in-Trade at the Market Price of the day. The .1 enure is Leasehold for a term of 40 years from September 20,h 1877, at a ground-rent of £ 80 per aum in. The above genuine concern especially commends itself to the attention ion of Capitalists and others. For farther mfo;m?.tion or to inspect the Lease, application may be made to Messers GOLD EEAVAXDS and KHTOX, Solicitors, Denbigh, cr the AucTionEEa, Bodhyfryd, Bangor. I BANGOR. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY.—The Freehold Hovel known as the Itoyal Oak. with the exter-,tive Yard, Stables, and Coach House, now in the occupation of Mr Turner, also the corner Shop and Dwelling House adjoiuing, lato in the occupation of Mr Wright. For particulars aud to treat apply to Mr JOHN PRITCifAECD, Auctioneer, Bangor. B 984 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. CASTLE-STREET, CONWAY. 1- ~|TR JOHN PRITCHARD has been instruct- J.TJL ed to Sell by Public Auction, on the Premises as above, abort the middle of April, isg-t, the whole of the Valuable Household Furniture and Effects, the property of the late William Hughes, Esq., Solicitor, deceased. Further particulars in future Advertisements. Bodhyfryd Bangor. v 25S2 B A N G U li IMPORTANT TO MASTER MARINERS, SHIP OWNERS AND OTHERS. Mli JOHN PRITCHARD will Sell by Public Auction on the Beach at Hirael, Bangor, on Friday, April 4th, 1884 at 2 p.m. The well- known Smack "Busy" of Beaumaris of about 70 Top,; Burthen, as she now lies under the ship building yard of Mr cms THOMAS, together with the whole of the excellent materials. Bcdhvfryd. Bargor. ~TOKT~oFUak n A1IVi>V~ THE PERCH BEACON at the South West -L Entrance to the Menai Straits,having been this day carried away. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That, (until the Beacon cpn be replaced, A Blarfc Nun Buoy with Caue on top will be moored to mark the position. JOHN JACKSON, PORT SURVEYOR, Harbeur Office, Carnarvon, 11th March, 18S4. COLLIERY AGENCY. A LONDON SHIPPING FIRM of repute doing an extensive business in AUSTHALIAN COAL iu willing to accept the EXCLUSIVE AGENCY of a FIRST CLASS COLLTBRT, Shipping at Birkenhead.- Apply by letter with paiticulars (which will be regarded as confidential) to "MERTHYR" care of MESSRS W. DAWSON & SONS, 121 Cannon- Street, LONDON, E.O. HOLYHEAD UNION. MASTER AND MATRON WANTED. THE GUARDIANS of the above Union will be prepared, at their Meeting to be held on the 1st of April next, to ronsider applications for the appointments ef MASTER and MATRON of their Workhouse at Valley. Candidates must be singlq persons, conversant with the Welsh and English languages, and fully competent to discharge the duties r- gaired by the regulations of the Local Government Board and the Guardians. The Salary of the Master will be £ 30 per annum, and that of the Matron £ 20, with rations, washing and appartments in the Work- house. The appointments will be made subject to the approval of the Local Government Board. The persons appointed will be required to give ap- proved security iu the fium ot £ 50 each, and to commence duty on the 1st day of May next. Applications in the handwriting of the Candi- date-.ttating age, present and previous occupation, and accompanied by three testimonials cf recent date, to be sent to me on or before Saturday, the 29th inst. By order, JAMES E. HUGHE3, ClBBK TO THE GuAliDIAXS. Board Room, Valley, ABeIesey. March, 18S4. CARNARVON L"IS ION. PROVISIONS, 4o, THE Guardians of the above-named Union be- ing desirous of entering into Contracts for the Supply of Goods and Materials for tbe use of the Workhouse thereof during a period of Six Months, from the 22nd March inst., hereby issue a public advertisement of their willingness to receive Tend- ers for the supply of such articles. A statement of the amount of each article likely to be required during that period, and of the quan- tity or Lumber of each article consumed dtiling the corresponding period of the preceding y:ar, for the information of persons proposing to tender, as,'well as the form of Tender.may be had of theMns- ter, on application at theUnion House, Carnarvon. Tendcra must be under seal, and are required te be sent to me addressed to the Union HOi:¡:¡". Car. narvon, so as to be received not later tha i Friday, the 21st inst. J. HENRY THOHAS. Clerk to the Guardians. Carnarvon, Ma^h I4th, 1884. P.S.—Form of Tender may also be had on ap- plication at my Office, 14, Market-street MORIUS V. MORRIS. PURSU ANT to an order of the County Court 71 JL of Denbigh holden Rt Ruthin. marie in an action Morris against Morris (1884 No. 534) and to directions given by the Judge of the High Court of Justice, to whom the said aeticn is row assigned. The creditors of WILLIAM MORRIS late of Pen-y-bryn, Llanfwrog, in the C miity of Denbigh, Butcher, who died ia or about the month of September, 1883, are on or before the 7th day of April. 1884, to Fend by post prepaid to MR EDWARD ROBERTS of the firm of LLOYD 4 ROBERTS of Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, the solicitors of, the defendant MARY MORRIS, the administratrix of the deceased, their Christian and Surnames, and if a Grm, the Christian and Surnames of each partner thereof, addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of their clpims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature of the securities tif any) held by them, or, in default therof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the .said order. Every creditor holding anv fecurifcp is produce the same be- fore the VICE-CHANCELLOR BACON at his Chambers situated in t}j« R0yal Courts of Justice Strand, Middlesex, on Wednesday the 2'ird day of April. 1884, at 12 o'clock at noon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claims. Dated this 10th day of March, 1883. E. LIONEL CLARKE, Chief Clerk. Rooks & Co, 1C, King*strt-ct. Chenpside. E.O., Agents for Llewelyn Adorns of R.ithin, Plaintiff s Solicitor. 1Io'lO¡I1ny's Piltl.-No Mystery. — Whcnever the blood is impure or the general health is impaired the human body is prediaposed to attacks of any prevailing epHemic. The first indications of faulty action, the first fensations of de»-finge(j or diminished power, should be rectified by these purifying Pilh, which will cleanse all corrupt and reduce all erring functious to order. These Pills counteract the tubtle poisons in decaying animal or vegetable matter, and remove all t mnency to bowel complaints, biliousness, and the of an. noying svmptoLis arising from foul stomachs. The fruit season is especially prone to produce ir- ritation of tile towc]s Md disorders of tho dila- tive organs; b-tli of which dangerous conditions ( can be completely removed by Hoiloway's correc- tive medicines. 1 Agents, Clerks, Managers, Music Teachers, I \\t AN TED, to obtain Orders for Pianos, American Organs, and Harmoniums. Hire System. Good Commission. None but respect- able persons need apply.—J. Bentiey, Small Heath, Birmingham. u 1014 Heath, Birmingham. E 1014 1 I TO CORRESPONDENTS. POUTDINOKWIC NoTr;a.—Crowded cut. METROPOLITAN MF.MS.—Held over. GEO. JONES, PBNTONTILLK.—Your inte'esting ac- count of our countrymen in London unavoidably omitted. ABEKYSTWTTH COLLEGE LECTURES.—We regret to have to omit report.3 of two different lectures for the same reason, viz., want of space. AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF A VOYAOS TO AUS- TRALIA is in type, but. unavoidably left over till next week. 1-
PROGRAMME OR PLOT? There is a danger lest, in the interest excited by events in tlia la!,d of the Pharaohs, wo should minims? the Import- ance of the questions coming to the fore in our right little, tight little island." The din of war, and the hubbub of Tory criticism in the House of Commons, so fill our ears that other and very significant sounds are almost inaudible. All politicians are asking, ^Vhat should we do with Egypt ?" Fate has thrust the country into our hands against our will, compelled us to return when we were on tho point of retir. ing and whether we acknowledge or re- pudiate the fact, we are committed to a practical protectorate for some time to come. The Fate that has sent us back to Egypt has worked against tbe Government at home. The Tories have bad an opportunity, which they have utilized up to obstruction point, of asking questions which they themselves well know it would be extremely impolitic to answer; and they then condemn the Government because of their reticence. They have scattered charges of incapacity 'i vacillation, and blood-guiltiness with a sub- lime contempt of what these seriously imply and which, were they applied by Liberals i to them when in office, they would characterise as the echoes in St. Stephen's of the most insulting braying of the lowest mobocracy. All the genius of the Tory party during the whole of the present session has been directed toward Obstructiveness. Speeches on their side of the House, from the most temperate to the most tempestuous, have had this one aim in commou, to dis- credit, and, if possible, to overthrow the Government. But it take 3 no great ability to destroy fortunately for the Tories, that is within the reach of all. Anybody can pull down. It may need a Christopher Wren to design a St Paul's, and then direct the embodiment in stone of his grand idea, but any heterogeneous crowd of the least intelligent could effectually pull it down. So has it been, so is it, with Tory criticisms on the Government. Read them carefully -there is plenty of force, of a certain sort but it is animal force as distinguished from ability. Take tbe three tyjiical cases: Lord Salisbury snarls, in his contemptible style, You're a set of incapables. Sir Stafford Northcote, courteous as he always is, but weak and mild, who can lecture upon "Nothing," and exemplify his text, says, Gentlemen, you have been acting wrongly, inconsistently., I can nointjthat out, though I cannot tell you how I would improve upon it." While Lord Randolph Churchill, like a be^tam'cock, steps briskly about his limited domain, crowing, <( You're a pack of fools, worshippers of Moloch, and slaughter- ers of innocents." This is the very bravery of—verbiage. Challenged o-, er and over again to pro- duce their policy, the Conservatives have de- clined, and for the best of reasons. The ob- ojects they have in view are two :-fo get in- to power themselves to stave oif the Eepre- seDtaiion of tho People's Bill. These two objects support each other. The Tories have been so little in office since the passing of the great Reform Bill that if further power is given to the people their chances will be still further decreased. So they try to seize upon foreign complica- tions to gain, if possible, a little brief authorityindeed, they leave no stone un- turned to attain this end. Realising, as the more astute of them do, the growing power of the people, and how it will have to be reckoned with in the future, they do not hesitate to juggle with words and phrases that are likely to catch the ears of the people. Hence we have the comforting spectacle of Lord Salisbury posturing before the country with his appeal to the people." "Surelv hero is a programme at last one might have thought as he took up the ¡ paper with the Chelsea speech in. But though hopo was high of the conversion of I the noble lord to a soberer mind when wo I began to read, yet, reading on, hope sunk lower and lower on the thermometer till, at the end, it stood at the zero of disappoint- ment. The lauded programme turned out to be a plot. His simple meaning is: —When this measure (tho Franchise Bill) comes up to tha House of Lords, we will throw it out and appeal to the country as towbeLberthey realiyrequire it to be passed." Do Lord Salisbury's "four words" reaily mean what they seem tomean at first sight? -th,it his sympathies are with the people, and ho will hail their j udgJIlcnt gladly as decisive? No, bnt they seryo the double purpose of Indicating his policy of resistance to the people, and at the same time of tickling the ears of the unthinking. < The people must Dot be deluded by this Tory lord into supposing that he is coming to a better mind, and would further the extension of the Franchise. Lord Salisbury does not love the people, and hates the idea of their increasing political power. This is the lord who in 1866 sneered his bitterest, l his most contemptuous sreer, at the idea that ¡ the people wera of the same flesh and bluod with himself who said that the Tory party
"should struggle to resist any further eucroachments on the limits prescribed by- t,he act of 18:3:2." While then we pay due- attention to Egypt and its affairs, we should not forget the men at home who have both- the ability and the determination to resist the rights of our countrymen we should keenly alive to the fact/that the House of Lords will, if possible, throw out the Franchise Bill; and in that event our voting should he so decisive that even the most obtuse Tory sball not dare further to resist- the people's will. ADd let us keep an eve- on the ''Cassius" who "hath a lean and hungry look toward the piace of power.
TIIE LORD- UEUTFNANCY OF ANGLESEY. In keeping with the popular bent of pub- lic matters and politics at the present time,, the recent appointment of Mr R. Davies, M.P., to the lurd-liouteBancy of his native isle cannot but give general satisfaction, not only to the county he represents in Parlia- ment, but to the bulk of the people of the Principality. The choice made by the- Crown, that is by the Government, in the present instance, is another felicitous move- ment on the popular piano upon which it now moves in reference to some of the wants of u little Wales." Mr R. Davies is well entitled to the felici- tations of his Liberal compatriots as a pio- neer in the path of horoui-able distinction and to anyone reviewing his consistent Liberal career—unique when regarded as. that of a Nonconformist—he will not seem "to wear an undeserved dignity." As Nonconformist Mr Davies wu.;o the first to fill the otfirc of high-sheriff in North Wales, an event whica took place in the year 1858; and the first Nonconformist justice of the peace, being appointed in the year 1863 afterwards entering Parliament with the same priority of distinction, sixteen years ago, and the present distinction comes upon him as if by a kind of natural sequence. No one will presume to dispute for a moment the fitness of the choice, who knows anything of the exceptionally high character of the man and his public capacity: and the following words of Emerson may he ap- propriately applied to Mr Dalies :— Honour and fortune exist for him who always recognizes the neighbourhood of the great, always feels himself in the pre- sence of high causes." According to an essay written by the Hon. G. C. Brodrick, on LOCAL Go VEST- MENT IN EN'OLAXP, a lord-lieutenant is the military viceregent of the Sovereign in the county, and usually holds the distinct office of Cusios Buiulorum, or keeper of the county records, in which capacity he appoints the Clerk of tbn Peace." If, to quote the same authority, "the prerogatives of the lord- lieutenant are becoming more and more shadowy," yet it may be replied that as they become the more impalpable or in- definable, the more exquisite and distin- guished also becomes the honour conferred by the title—being an emb.cm of a remark- able inediccval dignity and influence. But we have co doubt that when the Co "XT? GoVEKNMEXT Bin. already pro- mised and faintly outlined by some public speeches, becomes law, the former powers invested in the lord-lieuten- ancy wiiljbe largely revivified without in any way depriving- it of its ancient and illustrious associations. Far be it from us to cast a reflection on the late lord-lieutenant, for the services of the Hon. W. O. Stanley in the Whig interests, and his great appreciation and grateful re- cognition; but we may safely assert, upon a consideration of well-ascertained facts, in- dependentJy of the likelihood of the case, that since the lord-lieutenant had for some time quitted the arena of public life he had lost sight of some of the men of light and leading" m Anglesey who ought, according to all precedent, ere this to be occupying the justiciary bench in their respective localities. We have no doubt that the incoming lord- lieutonant has perceived and is alive to the obliviousness of his worthy predecessor. With all due dderence to the able author of Local (Jocernment referred to^above, we main. tain that the powor of virtually appointing justices of the peace is a palpable and im- portant prerogative of the loid-lieutenant which requires to be exercised with im- partiality and discretion. This sagacious and popular selection means renewed popularity to the Liberal party in the approaching general election. Whilst con- gratulating Mr R. Davies, and thereby the Liberal party, of which ho is a staunch sup- porter,and also the Son conformists of Wales, with whom lld has connected himself by many tender undying ties, we wish him long life to fid the onerous aud honourable duties of the ephere in which he is placed by the hand of a benign Providence. Know this, ray lord-- The nobleman is he whose noble mind Is filled with iubora worth, unborrowed from, his kind."
ANCIENT IMPOSTURES AND MODERN MIRACLES. The e/idenees oc creuuLty iJsfigme tho annals of medicine have no Par,l;0l iu the history of any ether a;t o* science, but there need teZ u crecn >ty as regards tk« iV.r-faracd, and, we may Holloway'J^Wc k°n°ow and 0iKtment cf arc Prerw;.h, tK-^ber aa- fiQeSinieT5Ciue tCi a11 di8ordcr» of Pills' ard ni,'fODj these jiut'y renowned rezne^ifll PV r'ro C(;Cibmed al1 tile g*<?at „ "t '4 j. We h*\ve it from the be*t tl;nt, tho Pills net oi)]y rol;eve the in„ Hlfti.Cr?ari8 ,10tT1 obstructions and impuritfes '(k every febrile sjruptom, but at the t'iEe strengthen the ;;tcmaoh, improve tho 'ippetite and injpait r,evv staujiLu to the enfeebled invalid* •l*ie Cbatmert seems to possess the properties cf: «>nbduisg ibfiatnmatien, tuud ane-sticg io wouada soros cr nice a (decomposition) iu a wendarfu; de- cree. We shculc hesitate to believe in some cf the Cures of scrofula attributed to its agetcy had we not had pioot positive of its maivfbous rilicscy in, a variety oi Oi'i,ge»ous ai a painful external d ia- orders It appears 10 usthst the woild baa been; Ot'o'.doacred lo., £ enough between the phy.rc:an and apetuecary, vhose ict.-rr.sf ar-j "olte aLd inse- partibie." the b'ek are pretty .Hue to be cvr- drti.ciied with ^epjetir.g iacdic:i:ce. To avoid suezi a ^care a-"peedy restoration to health ami vigour, .et the tnCk place their trust ia Hoilowa;- >-Oii!U)'r i- .jtl i. jivmftt-iadInquiry