MEETING OF TOWN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the town conncil was Lold on Friday last, the chair being occupied, b the ab.ence of the mayor, by Alderrsau E. Edwards. There were also present: Aldermen W. D. Jones and R. P. Davies, Counculors D. Jones, J. P. Williams, J. Morris, J- Simon, I. 1 Bobeits, Evia Roberts, J. Jones, Mr W. Lloyd (town clerk), and Charles Goodman Jones, boreugh wutveyor. rAYMENT OF RILLS. The clerk said that the amount of cash. in haud wan 989 9". Bills amounted to £255 18a 2J. Cheques were signed to the amount of £211. but were ordered; not to be presented until there was eufiicent money iu hand to meet them. The clerk slid he expected £ 75 103 would come in that week or the following one from rent3, and the c jLectoi said that probably the whole amount would be in hand in the course Oi the month. COMMUNICATION. A letter was read Irom Mr Simpson, me veterinary surgeon who ^manded from tn* council £ 3 for extra work done by him fo. tv borough with regard to the foot and mouth diseas,, ft-nfl expressing fprise that his account had no, jet been paid, and requesting the clerk .o bring; tne matter before the council at their meeting u.i. day —Alderman Jones said tht ;n his opinion ai long as the work was extra work, thatMr Simpson should be paid without any further delay. Councillor T. P. Liibe.ts expressed the sama opinion.-Ccincil1 or Ez-a Roberto thought the qaastioa was not so much as to whether they should pay bim or not, but the amount duo to him for the work done.—A councillor suggested that tha matter be deferred, but Alderman J°n-| c>bj acted, saying that it had been too much delayed already.—After further remark it was resolved already.—After further remark, it was resolved that Mr Simpson should be paid £ i 2s. HS-ARRAN3KMKNT OV THE ASSIZS3 CIECVX"3. ¡ The town clerk sai 1 that this matter was. pro- gressing. He had attended a meeting whic i had I. bean held at Cirst^r hj the Law Society and which had been passed a resolution to the uffe ;t that the Lord Chancellor be requested net to I approve of any alteration ia tbe pr-aont am nge- Baents without first giving an opportun y t. j tbe BOC esy and the local autner t es co be heard in the matter. THB APPLICATION FOR A ItFI)r-CTI,-)- IN ;THE 'IENT OF Ti NSWIW) MNA^CTF. The clerk said that the committee app intd to csusider tie above natter had in;t, but h?'r Teport had not been received.—Alderman E. Edwards said Councillor W. Edwards hid promised to send a report to that meeting, and he iu'ly -expected he would have done so.—Councillor F.zra Roberts said it would be more^ sa;-afact >ry ro Roberts said it would be more sa;-afact >ry ro receive a report frnm the cornmit'ee rather than from a siagle member of it.-Alderman Eiwards said the application was the result cfthe redudion which hal been made ia the rent oi 1/ n Hin- lEardd. He should ike to know upon what grounds the reduction was made. Ezra Roberts proposed that the matter be le.t in the hands of the committea alraai? appointed, and taat tae committee be requested to report thereon. Also that the report of the comroitt-e appointed t) consider the application for a reduction in the rjst ■of Ty*n Minffordd be produced. This vas seconded by AidermaaR. P. Davies and agreed ,.o. YKTANCIAL CONDITIO:* OF THE BOROUGH. I Councillor Ez-a Rob?'ts said it had always been a matter of difficulty to him t) understand why they were so ba- k»»ard with their ordinary tay. ments, but the fiaansii1. statement made it ch ar j enough. Tnat statement showed at once the deficiency arose f;:om the fact that they exc eied the estimate made at the beginniog of the fl atil-cial jear. By looking at the statement before him, he iouud thit the r c I p v (, -Ar exccodeJ t'E' estimate by £ 250. Taere was £ 2-31 for paving tne foot paths; E20 towards North Wales C);1ege; ..£19 for advettising boards, &:0. He tnew gome of these expenses were perfectly legitimate, but the question was whether it was not possible to avoid uuch a state of things as the expenditure exceeding the estimate ta such an extent in the uiture. He Btxggesfced that the fiaance committee be r< qae^ted to take the matter into consideration and bring ia their iepoit.-Aldermaa V1. D. Jones SlÍti thai with regard to the 1231 «p?nt on Llanfair ntreet, lilanrhudd• street, a "d Park-road, it was under- stood that the work should not be done at ^'ice, bat according as thvj would fir.d the money. That Trale was aicerwarda deputed It-om.—Counci ur J. Simon thought they should not sanction any ex- penditure until they found the money. Inere were raoit bitter complaints in the town ugwr.st the rates 11 bis opinion it was time to think how they could best cu-Itail their expeudi- tute.—Alderman R P. D ivies said he could not óee they could do anjthing further than Lc careful that tteir expendkure did uot exceed their estimate They had cfit the cloth atd would conseq ieiitly have to wear the coat. They should certainly be imost careful not to increase tdeli, expenditure. Alderman W.D. Jones s;.ià there.werece^tein iteoas they could not possibly foiesce at the beginning f the year.—Couuciilor T. P. Robert3 said t tull had no room to co nulaia cu account of the <.x pense incurred in piv ng the foot pit:i3. Itwc.a tax expanditare that was really want ,1 aad would xut occur again. STATION-R')A'TI) AND PABX-ROAD. The towa clerk said he had been in cotrespon* dence ts 1th Mr Hibbert, of Liverpool, with regara to the above matter, and he expected that he -would hoave been present at the council that -IOT, iBjr. He understood Mr Hlbbert had to send the Jaoads of the agreement to the d?rectors to TLoador. I.T!Ai=B OF THE BANK ROOM. The town clerk produccl th" above ions. under -which the front room in the b«sement of tn-- T"õ7r'. 11*11 was relet to the Vve'.t'H* of the Noich & bout a Waiea Bar,k for fourteen 7e^ at ^he rent of £ 4) — ff »•<; m^o voi that thebann should psy for the lea-se. The seal of the corporation was attacbed to it. THill L8TTIXO OF TIn ATVBRTISI>. G BOARDS. The town clerk said he hal received no teudets for the above, but Mr Jolt a Rowlands hau Wa speaking to hiai on the matter, ana offering -•> instead of £ 4 <U~l n fcnbwer to^ toe. que -tion ■whether notices bal been sent out, >■ » e the boards were to be let and inviting .ander., t«wn cleik said there had not, but i- wa« u. Imown among those i'kely to tender that tne txwrds were to be let.—On the motion of Oo» £ (tailor Ezra Roberts, seconded by A'deimaa K. r. Davies, it was resolved that proper notices sliou.. be sent out inviting tenders by ihe uex1; mtctiiig. THE PAVEMENT. Alderman R P. Davies ca led attention to thn pavement in iront of Mr Levi Jones's house aad the Red Uon, and said it wa" in a very bad fetafce. He suggested that it should be repaired, and tile borough surveyor said this should be done at stce. AJTLTCATIOW f?R T/A.VK T) PIT X. P .M-OW A"WNTNOS. An application from M c Luut., draper, vasrecûited aildr-e: sanction of the council to put awnings up "CTer bis shop windowa.-Alderman D. Jon s sail tiiat hs. for one, would n't willingly give La con- vent to compty with the application. He coa. tiderod such blinds to be quite a nuisaute. A roaucillor said a sim'l« application hadbeen made befoie and refused, and why should thev tntet- t'he present one.—Councillor Ezra Roberts j àe fiist application was refused, but | second application was made at which time 1 ;ha question for consideration W0 8, how the blinds ffe're to be supported from above or by posts plant- 31 in the streets. He proposed that leave be given iii this instance, on the condition that the blinds bo supported from above, andalso placad so that the lower end should be at sufficient height from the I ground.-Counoillor T. P. Roberts seconded the motion, saying that they ought to encourage trade, 1 Alderman W. D. Jones Most certiirly, but we onght Dot to encourage obstruction.—Coacctilo!: T. P. Roberts: I quite agree with you there.— Councillor J. S:mon said, if they granted this ap- plication, probably other applications of a similar character would be made.—Councillor Ezra Ro. berts said he could not see what objection mighj be r tisod against granting other appHcatiocs of the aime nature if the blinds could be put up without beias.' an obstruction to traffic.-Alderman R. L. Davies said he had been told these blinds were danzerous to horses, &c. He would be sorry to do anything that would be ia any way against trade, but at the same time they had the interest of the public to look after.—The borough surveyor said if the lower p«t of the blind were put ten feet from the ground there could be no obstruction. —CoHncillor Jones: Six feet. Ten feet is out of all reason.—Councillor Ezra Roberts modified hia motion to the effect that, if the blind be supported from above, and also placed to the satisfaction of the borough surveyor, the application be granted. -This was seconded by Councillor T. P. Roberts, and agreed to.
— DEIFNESS, NOISES IN THE EARS, &C.—Dellar's Ess ecc^ tor Deafness should always be tried, as in a num- ber of cases, seemingly insurable, it has done wondtrs. Slight Deafness, Obstructions in the ears, and the In- cessant Hafhming Sounds so frequent with affected heuiag aro romoved after two or three nights' appli- cations. Dellar's Essence oan b3 spoken of as sure to give some relief in any case of deafness withont causing tho slightness injury to the delicate organisms of fne ear, aad, however, surprising, persona for years De%.f have heard sounds after a fair trial of Dellar's Es-.e'ice. Bottlea. IF lid and 23 91. Sold by a I Chemist,.
CARNARVON. \1 Mr T Meuzies, J.P., has resigned his seat on the J School Board. The R.N.A.V. visit Bangor on the 20th and 21,3t, r inst., to give their entertainment. A special train will probably be engaged for the occasion. | PETTY SESSIONS -At this court on Monday, be- j fore the mayor (Dr J. Williams), Mr G. R. Rees, Mr Walter Hughes, and Mr Hugh Pugh—Edward Roberts, fishermau, for being drank and disorderly, was fiued 2s Gc and costs; for the same offence, John Davies, joiner, was mulcted in a similar penalty. Owen Evans, apprehended under a warrant charged with drunkenness, was Hied 2d 6c and 12a costs. TOURING FACILITIts. -Whoever has crossed from Liverpool to Menai Bridge on one of the Liverpool, Llandudno, and West Coast steamers during the summer months must have t< on sur- prised that the company did not extend their service so as to include Carnarvon and the magnificent scenery of Menai Straits in their arraugemeats. And this fact has caused more I than surprise, it has caused in many cases annoyance, and even loss. For instance, if any- one who was obliged to take with him a considerable quantity of luggage Swished to go from Carnarvon to Liverpool, doing a portion of the distance by boat, and suppose further that such a person wished, or was chliged, to go by the 3.15 boat from Menai Bridge; it will be necessary, or at least it was necessary laat summer, to take the 12.35 train from Carnarvon to Menai Bridge. Arrived there, a conveyance must bsirred and [the bridge toll paid, ar-d two hours wasted in waiting for the departure of the boat at 3.15. In cases when the boat is an hour or more behind time, the time lost is augmented correspondingly. Now, this inconvenience, and annoyance, and expense might easily and cheaply be avoided by the establishment of a service of boats between Carnarvon and Menai Bridge timed to meet the Liverpool boats. It is a matter for surprise that this idea, which is by no means a new one, has net long ago been acted on. If Car- I narvon had been fully alive to its own interests, this would have been done long ago. As a I matter of fact, we are informed that more than one influential gentleman is prepared to take active Bteps to carry out such a scheme. However that may be, a grand opportu- nity offers itself in this way, aad an attempt However that may be, a grand opportu- nity offers itself in this way, aad an attempt to utilize it is about to be made by some Liverpool gentlemen, who have already sent a boat dowa, in every way well adapted for the proposed tervice. The 9atCLwilJ.. Captain W. Thomas, of Llandwrog, lies in the New Harbour, and is being, at the time of writing, thoroughly cleaned up and repainted. The accommodation for passengers is very com- plete. In view of possible difficulties in the way of navigating the btraits, a Swilly Pilot has been permanently engaged, so that every precaution against delay and danger is fully provided against. It was intended to commence the service en the 5th inst, but for some reason a delay has arisen, the termination of which cannot be foreseen. It is feared that the proprietors will after all let the project drop, unlebs some distinct expression of public opinion in the places interested is made. There is not the slightest doubt as to the success of the project, if carried out, from a monetary point of view. We truft that the proprietors will net allow what we are convinced are mere'y sentimental obj etions, to prevent them f -orn carrying out a scheme of public utility as well as private profit. Many thousands of tourists would bail with delight the increased facilities for reaching Carnarvon by water, and at the same time enj oving unsurpassed views of the glorious sceuery that lines the sir^its on either side from beginning to end. An opp ortunity would thus be afforded of extending the tower via I Carnarvon to such places of interest as Llanberis, B. ddgelert, Capel CJrig, Bettws-y coed, &c., and back to Llandudno. The town of Carnarvon itself would derive great benefit from the service, while I the residents in South Carnarvonshire would find their passage to England much facilitated and cheapened. PHILHARMONIC CHORAI, SOCIETY'S CONCETVT.—A fairly large audience assembled at the Pavilion lfcst Thursday evening to hear a rendering of Bennett's "May Queen" by the above society. The programme was divided into three parts, "The May Queen," an open competition for tenor singers, aud a miscellaneous third part. Mr John H. Roberts, Mus. Bac. (Cantab.), con- ducted. Bennett's extremely exacting music was interpreted with a considerable degree of success by the choir, the last chorus in the work baing en- cored. The principal artistes without exception acquitted themselves wel', the lovely trio The Hawthorn in the glade" being delicoualy ren- dered. Mr David Joiies, our townsman, f.a "Robin Hood" was particu arly successful Mr Dyfed Lewys fully sustained the great expectations formed of him, while each of the ladies, Madame Lizzie Williams and Miss Gayney Griffiths, were equally appreciated. Wagner's trying chorus, Hail, bright abode," was sung at the end of the programme, aud though the applause was hearty, we do not think that the choir had a good oppor- tunity of doing itself justice. The tempo was too fast and the hour was late, so that in the combined hurry, the terrible top notes raised as they were to full concert pitch, could not be effectively ren- dered. It is no easy matter to strike the correct time in such a chorus as "Hail, bright abode," and a little difference on either side makes it either dull or painful, ai the case may be. The singing competition resulted in the prizs being awarded by a majority of the votes of the audience to Mr D. M. Jonas, of Llanberis, who fang" How vain is man." Mr J. E. Jones; of Carnarvon, secured the next largest number of votes. Con- sidered from a musical point of view, the concert may be pronounced a success, but from a financial I point of view we regret to find that little if any profit will resulc. We hope the society will not be daunted by this result. AKYONIA jrvjsNit'B CRoIRo-The members of this choir, of which Mr John Cottrell is conductor, met on Tuesday evening last in the Cocoa-rooms, Castle-square, and sat down to an excellent supper, after which a programme of songs and duets were gene through by the children and a few friends. Competitions were instituted by Mr Cottrell in order to give the children an opportu. nity of showing their proficiency in the vocal art and carrying home a piize as evidence thereof. The whole party thoroughly etjoyed themselves the following winning pr;z;s :—Miss Mary Lloyd, Pool IIiJl; Maggie Lizzie Hughes, Brit.sh School John Jones, Herald Office; Robert Davies Robert?, Pool-street. Miss M. E. Hughes, Twthill, and Miss Roberts, Segontium-terrace, attended to the wants of the children at the euppar tattles,and also kindly volunteered a foug each, Mies Hughes singing "Y 'Deryn Pur," and Miss Roberts fiDgiig Sul- 'livau's "Lost U'-id." The catering was efficiently eariied out by Mr und Mrs Thomas, of the Cafe. An e joyuble evening name to close about ten o'clock, with the singing by the whole choir of an I aathem "Gadcwch i blaut bychain." The chair was occupied by Mr David Jones, Peol hill, w10 did his work moEt satisfactorily. BOAHD OF GrA.tDjANs —The fortnightly meet- ing was held on Saturday, Mr John Thomas presiding. The finance committee rcportea having considered the application of the work- house porter for an increase of Bflary, and recommended that it be deferred for twelve months, which was agreed to. Mr Hugh Thomas suggested that in the event of a vacancy tiking place the guardians should adopt the rule I observed in the Conway Workhouse by appointing an artisan to fill the post of porter. A letter was read from the clerk of the Manchester Union enclosing a deposit note for £ 150 belonging to a pauper lunatic whose residence was in the Car- narvon Union, and ashing for the removal of the pauper to the North Wales Lunatic Asylum at Denbigh. The clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) said that I this had already been done, adding that he had also received a gold watch and chain belonging to the pauper referred to. A communication was read from the Lord Chancellor, acknowledging the receipt of a resolution passed by the guardians urging the desirability of holding the grouped assizes for North Wales at Carnarvon, and Eiomising that the matter would receive his careful consideration. From the re- port of Dr Clutterbuck, H.M. inspec- tor of schools, it appeared that the children at- tending the workhouse schools had passel a satis- I factory examination, and that the Government grant earned was J621. The Local Government Board forwarded a copy of a letter received by them from Mr G. B. Ress, the treasurer of the Union, with reference to the dishonouring of the 1 Union cheques. Mr Rees explained that cheaues I had been signed for a larger amount than that which was to the c.edit of the Union, and conse- quently they could not be met. The clerk said that there wos that day the sum of jETOO to the i credit of the Uniop, and that, when the resolution I recently passed with regard to arrears came into operation the board would not experience trouble in future. The Rev E. Davies (Llanllyfni) pre. sented a petition signed by the ratepayers of Lian. i llyfni parish, praying that the guardians would rescini a resolution passed by them at a previous meeting authorising the removal of the relief p'y- station from LlanPyfni village to Pen-y-groej It was decided, by the casting vote of the chair. man, not to comply with the request of the peti- tioners. The clerk reported that the amount paid in out-relief during tht:1 past fortnight was £ 392, paid to non-settled poor £ and there was in hand a balance of £71tl. r' e number of inmates in the workhouse was 85, as compared with 95, in the corresponding period of last year: tramps during the fortnight, 25. SCHOOL BOARD.-The monthly meeting of the school board was hell on Monday, when there were presect: Mr W. P. Williams (in the chair), Messrs R. Newton, G. B. Thoiaa3, and Rev J. Hughes. Mr Newton asked if the public meeting recently held in connec^'on with the Board Schools' demonstration was authorized by the board to be held. If so, the school board chairman ought to have presided. Of course, he admitted that Capt Verney had delivered a splendid speecii, but he could have that all the fame with the board chairman presiding. The clerk, in explaining, said nobody thought the school board was so po- pular as it turned out to be, and they never ex- pected that the demonstration would have been so great an affair. With reference to the Govern- ment grant, the clerk said he had received a com- munication from the Education Department, requesting him to forward to them the scale of school fees, in crdor that they might be approved of. To this a reply was sent stating that the Department had already approved of the scale but the subseq !ent communication from the Education Department was that the Government grant could not be paid unless the scale of .school fees had been approved of. From what we eather the recent transfer of the schools from the mana- gers to the board had nude everything void, and consequent y the question of fees would have to be again considered. On the motion of Mr New- ton, it was decided that the old scale of fees should be submitted for approval. A petition in favour of the Sunday closing of public-houses in England was signed on behalf of the board.
BANGOR. BANGOR CATHEDRAL.—S iturday, Sp.ai., service, R. Rogers in B Flat; anthem, As the hart pants" (Mendelssohn). Sunday, 11.30 a.m. Hymn 302, Service. Attwood in C. Anthem, "I will sing" (Sullivan). Preacher, the Canon in Residence.-4 p m. Hymn 282. Service, Attwcod in 0. Anthem, Wherewithal" (Elvey). Preacher, tha Canon in Residence. BRANCH Cmawli AT GLANADDA.—Lord Penrhyn has signified his intention of subscribing S300 towards the erection of a church at Glanadda. BANGOR YACHT CLI I!—A committee meeting of the above club was hdd on Tuesday evening, Mr Johnson (Beaumaris Bank) presiding. It was agreed that rules should ba at once printed and distributed among the members; and that in measuring the yachts for handicapping only the water lire should be taken into consideration. It was decided that the colours of the club be a white burgee, with the red dragon of Wales thereon. It was also decided that the opening match should t-ike place on the first Saturday in Juof, weather permitting. T-ILE NORTH WALES CoLLEM.—The general pur- poses committee have this week formally entered into pjssession of the Penrhyn Arms Hot: which hus L'een leased from L )rd Peiirhyn for the tem- porary purposes of the North Wales College. The plans for the internal alterations which it has been round necessary to effect, have been prepared by Mr Richsrd Davies, architect, High-street. SUCCESSOR or THE LS>TH COL. WYATX.—The Hon. Walter Vivian, sou of Lord Vivian, has b'un appointed chief manager of Mr Absheton Smith's Slate Quarries, in tlle room oE the lata Col. Wyatt, U.B. Mr Vivian was for some time assis- tant manager. DIOCESE OF BANOOR.—The Bishop of Bangor, on Satuid.iy, leifc isaagor for Loudon, and will L> abseut from the diocese for two months. The Archdeacon of Kangcr on Saturday held a high court at the Cathedral for the admission of church- wardens. BANGOR NOTES. It is curious to note how h'ttory repeats itself. What a world of mirth and frolic is recalled when we bring to mitd the May days of iume. sixty or seventy ye?rs since, and it seclÚS now as if the old customs on that day were about to be revived. 1 tbink we may fairly give to Liverpool the credit of this renascence, as the custom of observing the 1st of May as a partial holiday has always been I kept up. With the Liverpudlians originated this latter day display of horsdlesh, tastefully and gaily beribboutd. All the old revelries were to have beeu observed at Stanley Park, Liverpool, had weather permitted; and at Knutsford, a few miles from Liverpool, the curious might have teen the old-fashioned, but extremely interesting, cus- tom of crow nit. g the May Q xeen. <t In perusing novels which treat of that ancient. custom cf holding revelries on May Day, I do not think we ever read of a rainy May Day. Were the people cf that day specially ble.-sed with regard to weather? Just picture t. yourself a crowd of merry-makers, on a village green, on such a day as the 1st of May of this year proved. Imagine tLe village beauty with her draggled skirts, streams of water running down her rosy cheeks, her wreaths of flowers looking ae if it had done duty at some east end London ball, and been thrown out on a dirty wet morning to be picked up by a rustic beau to appear Bext at the May holiday. making. Fancy Uie villagers dancing round a half*drown d scarecrow of a Aiajpole, looking for ;t!l :,e world like a half- washed out c. -ngated barber's pole, aud the danciis flop,'i- g iuto the mud by turns as they I tripped (iKt ii i and down), but over the wet tkirts of the ijir sex. We cannot imagine anything more lujic-f us than tfce fiddler scraping away hi- dustrioiiel stopping every now aim then to pour the rain o of the body of his violin, 1.")11 wring- ing the v _"e.r out of his ears. We cannot ima- gine thi simply because It never rained in those days, a ..east not eu May Day. # < A young friend of mine rose early on the first of May. w:th the intention of washing his face in .Ma? dew. He reiched the greca fields, but here h. was at a loss, so he scratched his bend aud re- tmntd home. Observing that he looked puzzled. I.Bouiredofhim what the trouble was. His cr was that he had reached the fields all I ri^fct, only he was in a fix to distinguish which was rain and which was dew, he did not know what to dew in that case, < May morn in Bansror broke cloudy and stormy, but in spite of the inclemency of t..e weather, there was a pretty fair show of horse h. i.»r Samuel Evans, Arvouia Buildings, ha^d six teams, there was a pretty fair show of horseflesh. r Samuel Evans, Arvouia Buildings, ha^d six teams, tastefully got up and decorated, and B.H horses seemed in the pink of perfection. Gieat care must have been bestowea upon th.m, and it was a p ty the weather prevented them from joming in the procession. Messrs Thomas Lewis and Co. (City Mills), had seven teams, an gauy decorated, which headed the procession as it proceeded up High-street. Following these. case Mr Richard Williams's team, and the team belonging to Mr J. Williams, both neatly got up. Messrs Allsopp's teams were profusely decorated with evergreens. 1 trust that the failure of the weather- will not prevent the repetition of the prccefsion next year, ES it gives the citizsns a good idea ot the respectives merits of the horses owned by the various firms in town, and creates a friendly rivalry in the matter of potscssing good cattle. # A concert in connection with Pendref Ohapel ¡ will be givea this day (Friday), at Penrhyn Hall. This concert will be well worth attending as I notice on the programme before me the names of one or two popular singers, Miss Marion Williams is a cousin, I understand, to Miss Mary Davie? and has frequent engagements at Co vent Garden, London. K)3 Morlais, we are all well acquainted with, Good wine needs no bush." The Bangor C.C. 2nd eleven had rather a severe sitting on, on Saturday lust, at the opening match, They played sixteen men againtt tee 1st eleven. Mr Sanderson (c.Apt. 2nd eleven) m-Ade top scoro for his team, while Mr Hay (captain) and Mr Shepherd made a score between them. which threw into the shade the total score of the 2nd eleven. • At the municipal elections last November it waa curious to notice how mauy oi the candidates pro- mised to study eoonomy in the interest al the town. How different is the cry now that they are secure in their seats. Here wo have a borough accountant who is paid a salary of £ 140 per year, and yet an outsider is called in to do part of the woik which is the accountant's duty. Truly, the council seem to be sublimely regardless of the ratepayers' money. No outsider was called ia to relieve Mr Foulkea Jones of any of his work, and why it should be done now is a puzzle to mcst of the ratepayers. MR EDITOR,—\ our Bangor contemporaries have not managed to get hold of the actual facts with regard to the overhauling of the University Oollege papers by the officials of the House 01 ommoEs. It was not the registrar himself who f-vi; Vr° scrape, but his new clerk, an gra^ate, who is troablad with. While the assistant spent a bad vn^hour on that Bridge of Sighs," wishin_, he had never aought to climb one niche mgner, experiencing the troubles of "Eugene Aram, ana sirring the grim guardians of the portal c. 4the second chamber and thinking the oother was not worth the Price," his tuperior ? as looking on from a distance and eD j oy iug his asristant's quandary immensely. < We msy expect to see the "blue water" at Bangor all studded with sails and bunting this summer as an effort is being made to form a sailing club. A regatta will be held towards the latter end of the summer, when an effort will be made to secure the Prince of Wales as Com- modore. Falling that, most probably old Mr Morgan, from Garth, will oblige. CALEDONIAN-.
"SECULAR MUSIC ON lHE LORD"fi- DAY." SlR,- Your correspondent, "A Methodist," is not very explicit in his endeavour to remove the nuisance of which he complains, I should therefore feel obliged if he would kindly inform me, through the medium of your papery whether his remark is intended to apply to the officers, non-commissioned officer?, and rank and file of the Militia now quartered ia. Carnarvon. As he does not state the name of the town of which he is unfortunately n resi- dent," I am, consequently, unable to answer his letter, which appeared in your issue of Friday last, in which the following occurs: If the calm of the Sabbath is to be broken in upon by the brazen noise of a military band leading a troop of ragamuffins through the btrects^n motley array," &c. bhouldno explana- tion be giveo, 1. shall take it for granted that A Methodist means what his letter implies, and shall, with yur permission, Mr Editor, do my best to answer it at an early date.-I re- main, dear sir, yours faithfully. A EAGAiirrrixf. Carnarvon, 5th May, 1881, SIR,-In your last issue was a letter on the above subject, signed A Methodist." I also have what he calls the misfortune of living in a military town." I will name it—it is Car- narvon—and I hear occasionally the Militia Band play on Sundays. So far from being I. pained by this, I am to some extent re- created and refreshed, and only wish the offence" were repeated more frequently. Your correspondent, "A Methodist," leaves it in some doubt as to who is intended by his elegant term" ragamuffins." Can he mean the Militia themselves or their officers? He ought to say. Just a word as to the obsolete and disagreeable Puritanism manifested in "A Methodist's letter. Why should the playing of certain tun^a on the Sabbath, be considered a desecration of that day ? What inherent morality or immorality is there in one arrangement of musical notes more than another? A Methodist" will not well serve his cause by such tirades as that published irb your last. Beligion, as set forth by such as he, becomes oSenaive.—I am, yours, &c., ORTIIO ORTHODOX.
A CORRECTION. SIR,—I beg to be permitted to correct an. editorial error which occurred in my paper oa Water," publishod in your last issue. All the temperatures are shown in Fahrenheit's scale, whereas thay should be in the centigrades scale. A few errorsof type also crept in, but these, how- ever, are of little consequence.—Yours, &c., D. MESCAL.
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THE GAS QUESTION AT CAR- NARVON. "VULGARITY" OF AN ALDERMAN, EX- MAYOR, AND MAGISTRATE. A WARM DISCUSSION. At the last quarterly meeting of the Carnarvon Town Council, Dr Kirk cal'cd attention to the gas accounts. Before commencing his remarks on the accounts, he said he thought it his duty to can attention to the words used by Mr G. R. Rees at the last meeting of the council. When he (the -P"%k°r) wa" in possession of the chair, he was interrupted by Mr Rees. He (Dr Kirk) asked the mayor whether he was in order or not, and whilst waiting for the reply, Mr Rees remarked that he (the speaker) "had better defer his comment: until tae aDd of the meeting, that those who díi not care to listen to the oration might leave." To the first p ntian of Mr Rees's remarks, he (Dr Kirk) had not the least objection but the latter the very essence ef "common vulgarism." I He thought no member of the council should have t. rua the ruk of being the subject of such observations—especially liom au alderman and a magistrate of the borough. He hoped Mr Rees would withdraw the remarks I he had made or apologize. He, however, charitably -^hoped that the r.>ma*ks were a slip. Having raid that, be would proceed to deal with something more important. Although the question might Da of very little consequence to Aldermen Rees and some other councillors, he might say that a great many others outside the corporation took a great deal of interest in it. They would notice irotn the annual statement put into their bracts that the expenditure last year exceeded the revenue b/ £ 156 12s 01. He considered it was r n i:t p right that he should explain, since Mr Do Winton had said that the present low financial state of the gas works was due to a decrea e h the con. sumption of gas—that such was not the case, apparently, but on the contrary there had been a continual increase in the amount of gas consumed. Then the question might be raised how it was that the corporation had a deficiency of £ 15G 121 in the gas account. Well, this year extra repairs had been carried out. He had estimated the cost of those repairs at. a round mm of £ 800, but he fouad that it was £ ')ll. If this amount was deducted, it would show a balance on the side of the corporation of I X143 Si. Now this X413 8:3 added to the amount p id as loan and interest would m;ke a total of JE1583 6s Id, as profit on the original capital, £24,000, which only yielded about 6 £ per cent. on the outlay. Tais was very much too low, and ought to be, at least, 10 per cent. But the ques- tion was how to improve this unsatefactory state of thiugs. Tnoy would notice that at all gas works where high percentages were attained the residual products of such works were all looked after aud economically managed. Let them briefly see if this was the case in Carnarvon. During the last, year SUA tone of coke were made, and orly 2b8 tons were put down as sold. Were they to believe that the remainiBg C32 were used for heating pur- poses at the gas works. This wei by far too much, and there were no gas works in the kingdom tnat used such a quantity. Surely the sam? quantity used at other works should be sum lent at our gas works. Perhaps the manager could tell them where such a propcition of the cok.- is used as at Carnarvon. He (the speaker) must confess that he did not know of any. The general average was 25 per ceat. of the coal carbouiz?d — a very large amount would have been 50 psr cenc and there must have been in their case something seriously wrong. During the last ytrr 1788 tons of coal were carbonized, and according to the manager's own statement eleven cwt. of coke per ton of coal is reckoned as mod. rate. Therefore 900 tons of coke should be about the yield from the quantity of coel catto i;,zed, and allowing one-half for heating purposes 450, or say 400, tons at 10i per ton would come to £ 200. The amount received was £ 131 7s lOd, leaving £ 63 12s 2d. Had the rate payers not a right through their representatives I to demand an explanation of this apparent dis- crepancy ? An audwer sooner or latter must be given. Attempts had bejn made these l.st ¡ i.hicj years to explain how this had occurred. liasjiis had been given by the chair. man of the gas committee (Mr J. P. I L)3 Winton) and by the manager of the gas work?, for the unsatisfactory stite of the coke account, &c. The first reason given him was that an extra quantity of coke was con- I sumed in getting extra heat in order to get more gas per t n of coal. But when that bubble burst, he was n ^xt informed that the coke was made, but thit it was difficult to get rid of it, and even the chairman of the gas comm'ttee said that the cor- I- poration would be very glad if he (Dr Kirk) could find a mat ket for their coke. He said then that this was fasy enough, and in fact, he found it difficult to get coke, a few_ persons only being regu'arly supplied. The third, and last rcaeo t advanced by the manager, and it was ps.s advanced by the manager, and it was pl". sibly the most mysteiious reason of all, "becaus of the p"oximity of the gas works to the liy^) or rather acii" and for that reason he could uot kiru out as good a coke account as other plac's more highly favoured by nature. Now, did they think this was satisfactory, knowing that it was a loss apparently of some £78 a year, at least, to the rate payers. As,ain, as to the tsr account. The t'>tal r«eeivod from this source laot year way £ 183 12; ?d. He did rot exaggerate by saying that the amount should have been double that amount. A ton of coal, on an average, should yield 280 lbs. of tar. From 1788 tons of coal, 223 tons of tar ought to have been obtained. This quantity, sold at £2 5s per ton, would realize some X-500, or fully £ 300 not accounted for. How was this ? Well, reasons had been given for this again. The gas committee (lid not lik3 any remarks to be made on this question. The chairman of tie committee, when he (Dr Kirk) criticised the accounts some time ago, said they could not have both a high percen- tage of gas and tar. This he admitted, but surely he had a right to expect a fair average yield of tar. There was this year a large falling off again, and this was ascribed to the leaking of the tar well. This was unfortunate for the ratepayers. They remembered that when he moved for aredic- fiou i;\ the price of gas last year they were told that the retort-house was in a disgraceful condi- tion, and, of course, required to be repaired which was done at a cost of some £ 80. Although the/ tad been assured a very short time before that the gas works were in excellent order, repairs had I been done at a coet of some £ 600, and no sooner were they done than they were told that the re- pairing had injured the tar and ammonia wells, dow l?>ng was this continual tinkering and patch- ing to go on ? It did not reflect much credit upon ,hc practical abilities oi LLccc j^tlemen who j nanaged the pas works. The last of the reeiaunw ae would brieil/ notice, v'z., the sulphate of am- 'i moaia. From every 125 tons of coal carbonised I they should get one ton of the sulphate. Mr II. Alderman De Winton had told them at the last meeting that they should get a ton of sulphate from every 100 to 110 tons of coal used. They should, therefore, by their own show- ing, have 15 to 16 tons of sulphate, which, sold at JE15 per ton, would realize £225. In fairness.to.the gas manager, he thought he should say there was a stock on hand worth X43 14s 7d; buf; even so, there had been a serious falling off as compared with the previous year. Mr G. R. Rees: But you should remember, Dr Kirk, that the quantity shown in the previous years' accounts consisted largely of the residual of the year before. Dr Kirk said that Mr Rees could reply at the end if he wante 1. He then repeated that they should have had £ 225 from the sulphate of ammonia but instead of that, the receipts, includ- ing the L18 14s 7d stock in hand, amountcl only to £118 93 3d, The difference between the amount which ought to have been received, and that actually received, is accounted for in leakage leakage This was the same reason as that given for the falling off in the tar. This leakage, in one shape or another, Beemed to be a permanent periodical affair at the Carnarvon Gas Works. He did not see that coke could possibly leak, but sul- phate of ammonia and ammonia liquor might go to the river. However, it was a serious matter for the ratepayers, and cost them at least £ 400 or jE500 per annum. What were they going to do to prevent this apparent waste ? He was sure that with a better management of the gas works they could have from jElOO to JEoOJ more from it than I they receive now. Mr G. R. Rees: Since Dr Kirk has referred to my name, I beg to repeat what I said at the last I meeting. I may also add that the fifteen minutes just taken by Dr Kirk has baen time wasted in tilking of what he did not know anything about. Dr Kirk: I mllot call attention to the conduct of Mr Rees. I must ask the msyor to call Mr Rees to order. Mr Rees again asserted that Dr Kirk wa3 not correctly acquaint d with toe affaire of the gas works, which was proved by the fact that the cor- poration had rejected his peculiar scheme for keep- ing the accounts of the coiporation and auother for heating the retorts at the gas work?. Dr K rk: Deal w.th facts and not with genereM- ties. Mr Edward Hughes siid he did not pretend to know very much about gas-making thtoreticaily, but he did kaow something about the practical part of it. He thought no member of the corpora- tion should charge a subcommittee with "tin- kering" and "patching." He remembered very well when the discussion took place on the old scrubber, the chairman of the ga3 committee re- commended that a uew one should be bought. Mr De Wintoa And this was proposed by Dr Kirk himself. Mr Hughes, proceeding, said that afterwards the ecruboar was bought, and he wei prepared to my that there was not a better one in use by any coiporation in the kingdom. As to the repairs canied out at the gas works, all he had to say was that it was high time that they should be executed. They had not patched the works, p.3 had been intimated, and no practical man would eay that the repa'rs at the works were not well done. Thus, it was very unfair that the committee should be charge with patching." It was true that when the new retort-house was built, the ground gave way-but they could not help that. Neither their manager nor turveyor could have foretold this. Through Lhis accident they had suffered greatly by leakage in the ammonia tack. Merely, because of tuis mishap, it was very unfair that it should be thrown in their tttth- that they bad been pitching. It ought to bo considered that at the tince the repairs were executed, the works were going on. It was c'so at a time of the year when all the retoits wero being used. The best thisg they Could do under the circumstances was to recom- mend an iron tank, and he did not tb".ik this was "patching." Neither did he believe that it was fair that they should be charged with such a thing. He we a sura that Dr K rk could not prove his assertion. If these tanks had baen made in Ca.nrrvon, they could be done for £ 10 lets than they had cost the corporation. Dr Kirk That is the sore. Mr Hughes: Whether it is the sore or not, it is the fact. Another reason why tne rcceipt3 iVom the gas were not as high as wisht be expecf cd was that the gas committee did not charge any- thing for etones, for the gate, &c. He would charge the different committees for the caitige brought to them. Mr De Winton, "said the only great charge brought by Dr Kiik was th it they only paid 6^ per cent. ou the capital, which they were intormeawas too little, and which, also, they were told, could have been made at least 10 per cent. But the fact was that they had bought the gas works as a going concero, aad had paid for them a large amount, more thau they cught to have done, and they as gr. s committee cuull not be blamed for thit. Out of the £ H 000 capital—which really was only £ 23,00j, £ 1000 hav:ng been tr .nsteired to the park committee,— £ 15,0.0 was the actual sum paid for the old works. The remaining portion hadjteen spent in costs of conveyance and improve- ments. As to the percentage from the work'ng of the gas, he wished to say that 6" per cent. was more than the amount made by some of the London companies, which were only 3i per cent. If there was any blamej connected w.th the transfer of the gas woiks it tested with the coipsrat on, who had not only to pay for the work, but also to pay some £ 9000 in legal ex- penses. This amount was much more than they I ought to have paid. Besides, when the woiks were translerred they had to be re-modelled. Tte/had to replace some tanks, whilst they had at the S'me time to supply gas to the town. If I they had not to do taia they might have been better cff. But what they had done at the works they had done tkoroughly, and not "patched." I Ae to the residuals, he admitted that coke was not as well as it ought to be. They had had gre t difficulties with this branch of the gas under- t ktlJg. Tne roof of the retort house had been off, and during the time it remained so, instead of there being a surplus there w. s not enough for their owa use. But when the retort house was put right, coke soon began to accumulate. He did not think, however, they will ever be able to produce the same amount oi cc.ke per ton oi coal catbonized as in the London gas works. It would be t-bsurd to expect such a tniag. He aba said that the residual products uf the Carnarvon Ga* Works compared very favourably with these of London gas works. He aho wished to state that the percentage from the I workirg of the gas undertaking should not be reckoned on the capital expended, but ou tua quantity of co-tl carbon zed per annum. He had told them thf-t the sulphute of ammonia and tar was not satisfactory, cut this, as had been said I before, w&s because, of the leekah,), and now the leakage had been remedied by the committee. Since the purchase they h".d not only banded from the profits the sum of £ 150J to the general fund of the corporation, but had also paid interest, together with a portion of the sinking fond. Or Ki;k Oiily £ 500 made in ten years ? That is certainly not satisfactory. Mr De Winton said Dr Kitk brought forward these accusations with the object of currying favour with outsiders. Dr Kirk said the whole of his remarks were ap- plicable only to the residual products. The question then dropped.
(Continued from page 5 ) agakew with begging alma in ^^ig-adwy-wyiit Aorii 22nd. The clerk said that both prisoners bad before been convicted of *aSf"^y- aad they could therefore be now charged with jheice rouges and,vagabond?. It was staged taey lad been previously convicted several times ° «anlar offences, and they were committed to wjion for three months, with hard labour. brunt.—U-^ert Roberts, Denbigh, was charged hr P.O. Cash with being drunk on the road, between Rfcewl and Llanynys on April lolu. l ae defendant- denied the charge, but ir was proved iuJaTidettce, And he was Sued 53 and cos^s.