BAXGOII CATHEDRAL. Saturday, 5 p.m., service, Attwood in C.; ant hen, "Ascribe unto the Lord"— Travel's.—Sunday, 11-30 a.m., service, Attwood in C- anthem, '"Lo! Star-led Chiefs"—Crotch.— 4 p.m., service, Calkin in 13 flat; anthem, "When Jesus our Lord," Mendelssohn. TABERNACLE LITERARY SOCIETY.—At the ordin- ary meeting on Wednesday evening, the Rev. John Williams presiding, an able paper was read by Mrs Morgan Richards, on Self-culture," and was highly appreciated. A free discussion took place, in which Part was taken by Messrs. II. 0. Hughes, William "Ones, David Williams, and Owain Arvon. Loss BY FIRE NEAR RUTHIN.—Through some cause at present unknown, a stack of hay in a field between Rhewl and Ruthin took fire on Tuesday evening. The ^arm Was giveil at .Ruthin as soon as the fact was made known, and the fire brigade proceeded at once to the Place, but, owing to the water being too far from the they could not render much service. The stack was "ep<opertv of Mr Coltart. the Grange, near Ruthin, and *as worth about £ 80. THE Town Mali at Rhyl was crowded oil Tuesday evening by members of all denominations, who assembled to listen to a sermon preached by the Rev. tlerber Evans of Carnarvon, preparatory to the on Wednesday, of the memorial stones of the Congregational church and lecture hail. His 5r*race the Duke of Westminster, .Mr Hugh Mason, I'-P•, and others, have sent very liberal gifts to be Placed on the stones. l' BURIAL OF THE REV. JOIl:" JONES, BLTYNTEO, BE- t liESDA.-The interment of this well-known minister took place at Lllanllechid, on Saturday last, under the fe^v Burial Act. Taking part in the solemn proceedings amongst those present were the Revs. R. Rowlands, 'eflys; J. Mof-tyn Jones, Gerlau G. Roberts. Carneddi S. William?. Bethesda; H. Jones, Llanllechid J. 0n«s, Bryn'rodyn Thomas Roberts, Jerusalem J. Wil- Av-ir' B'l»gor; R Eames Williams, Glanadda W. E. air,s. Pentir, &c. IN0RTH WALES SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION.—A meet- the committee of this association was held ou nday, at Rhyl, Captain E. H. Vemey, R.N., in the Cidn. The attendance also included Mrs. Vemey, Miss p • s Lloyd Davies, Mr R. A. Jones, B.A., Mr J. E. owell, Mr J. g. Morris, and Mr Cadwaladr Davies. fter the tiansactiou of the ordinary business, the foJlow- resolution was carried unanimously, and ordered to be l!insmil,ted to the Prime Minister, the Lord President Vice-President of the Council, and the Welsh mem- ers of Parliament:—'• That this association, finding that all intermediate educational effort in Wales is at a stand- still owing to the delay in the introduction of the Inter- mediate Education Bill, earnestly urges the Government 0 brinjr forward the measure at an earlv period next sesgi0n? ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER.—LICENTIATES IN ~IVINITV.—The Board of St. David's College have de- erniined th;)t holders of the Old Theological Certificates UUcludiug Biennials) can be admitted to the License in b'inity on the following conditions :—(1) The sending of a satisfactory essay on some subject connected with theolegy or Ecclesiastical History, chosen by the candi- date. (2) The presentation of testimonials as to good conduct and character. (:>) The payment of the ordinary 'cense fee of i;[ Is. The licenses will be publicly con- ferred by the Principal and the first admission to them ^ill be on Tuesday, ."March 3rd, on which day the St. David s Day celebrations will beheld. Intending caiidi- dates are required to send in their essays on or before Ash edncsday, February 18th. Licenses of Divinity will Jo be conferred on old s'.udents ou Degree D,iy, June 2oth. J -A CARNARVON HOST LEU, named David Hughes whilst driving a horse and trap in the neighbourhood of VV aenfawr, on Monday, fell down dead. TREAT TO MEMBERS OK THE PRESS.—On Friday evening last, the compositors employed at the Uenrdl oince, Carnarvon, sat to a sumptuous dinner at the Glan'rafon Temperance Hotel, Castle-street, Carnar- von. Twenty-tour members of the staff sat at the tables, and enjoyed, to their hearts' content, the splendid repast catered, in so highly satisfactory a manner, by Mrs Griffith, who had spared nothing to make the treat an enjoyable one. After the dinner ^as over, the chair was taken by Mr D. Edwards (manager of the Welsh National Newspaper Company), <*nd a well-selected programme was gone through, the following taking part:—The Misses Griffith, Messrs E. Jones (sub-editor of the Genedl), T. Jones (over- seer), D. J. Rowlands, J. Davies (Tenorydd Clwyd), Robert Hughes, Griffith Jones, R. Owen, O. P. Hughes, G. Lewis Owen, J. Hughes, Richard Wil- hanis, and Wm. Parry. THE MARRIAGE OF MR SYDNEY PLATT AND MISS •MARSHALL, TYWYN LODGE, HOLYHEAD.—In com- memoration of this marriage, Colonel and Mrs ai'shall, Tywyn Lodge, gave to a number of trades- V}en a,1d fanners of this district a grand dinner at the .1:. anuü Hotel, on New Year's Day. The present occa- £ W;is taken by the gallant colonel to thank the th Aen aud farmers for the handsome presents had given his daughter on her marriage. At ifee o'clock, a large number of people sat down to inner, which was prepared in an excellent manner Mr Stammers. POOTISAI.L.—A match was played between the fountain Rovers (2nd Eleven) and the Excelsiors on he Recreation Grounds, Bangor, and resulted, after ^ery rough game, in a victory for the Rovers by our goals aud one disputed to nil. A match was played between the Victoria F.C. and the Upper 'ba ijangor Rovers, and resulted in favour of the Victoria C. by live goals to none. BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION WORKHOUSE.—The Guardians of the above Union Workhouse, with their Usuul liberality treated the inmates on Christmas Day to a substantial dinner of roast beef and plum pudding, Ac., auù tea in the evening. The following ladies and gentle- j^.eu assisted during the day: Mrs Williams, Tyddyn jJSs Thomas, Brynteg-terrace Mrs Roberts, post-office j,rs and Miss Pritchard, Vaynol Arms; Mr and Mrs ^tc'aard, Bodhyfryd Mr Meshach Roberts. Port Pen- j. J a House, &c. To supplement the above treat, the lowing ladies and gentlemen contributed :-Captain R-N' £ 1 Mr Pritchard, Bodhyfryd, 10s; Mr Davies, 5s; Mrs Vv illiams, Tyddyn, oranges and /'jacc°, also cloaks for the girls and cravats for the boys v^hich are highly appreciated by the children) Messrs cherts arid Jones, oranges Mr and Mrs Dixon, currant cake; Misses Davies, stationers, sweets, oranges, and books Miss Haywood, cakes aud oranges; Miss Jones, Jf'in-place, oranges aud apples and Mr John Roberts, liairdresser, tobacco. We were sorry to understand that he house authorities were compelled to break up early on account of the roughness of a crowd that had come from Glanadda and had broken into the grounds, making it impossible to attend to the comfort of the inmates. Ilroin the surplus of the Christmas gifts the inmates had a nice and quiet treat (a police-officer being in attendance). Early in the afternoon of New Year's Day the Hon. Misses Emma and Eleanor Pennant visited the workhouse loaded with presents for the children, and amused them with several innocent games until dusk, when they exhi- bited a magic lantern, to the great amusement of both young and old. The children showed their appreciation of the performance by a good clapping of hands. All afterwards repaired to the dining-hall to partake of ffrwyth dail yr India." The tables were iaden with dishes of bread and butter, currant cake, apples, oranges, sweets, &c., by a goodly array of ready and willing at- tendants. The reader need not be told that justice was done to all before the cloth was removed only a peep at the recipients would fully satisfy the strictest inquirer. The remainder of the evening was spent in innocent Sanies and in singing, &c. AH retired at an early hoar, wishing the company a Happy Now Year. BANGOR AND NORTH WALES BK.VKFIT BUILDING SOCIETY.—The annual meeting of subscribers was held On Wednesday, Dr J. Richards in the chair. The I'epov; presented by Mr John Lloyd, managing director, stafed ti.'at, considering the continued commercial de- pression, tile operations of the society were satisfactory, The receipts ior the year amounted to £ 12,918, nearly £ ^000 of which was received for repayment of ad- vances. The surplus profits for the past three years after payment of interest on subscriptions and paid-in shares, were £683, two-thirds of which was appropri ated in a bonus of 33s 4d per cent. in addition to tin interest of 5 per cent. on paid-up shares. Th< reserve fund now amounted to ^81^63, the total asset! of the society being £ 32,723. The report was adopted and Messrs W. Francis Williams, J. Slater (Beau maris), and Thomas Pritchard (Beaumaris), retiriu: directors, were re-elected.
THE REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS BILL. COMMISSION AT CARNARVON.—AMUSING CLAIMS. Major iI?ctor Tullocli, R.E., one of the com- missioners appointed to inquire as to the boun- daries to be assigned to the divisions of the several counties, attended at the Shire Hall, Car- narvon, on Wednesday morning- last, for hearing objections to the constitution of the several divi- sions of the county, and receiving proposals for their alteration. The Beddgelcrt division, with a population of 4o,795, was divided in the schedule as follows The petty sessional divisions of Pwllheli, Eifion- ydd and Portmadoc, Carnarvon (except the parishies of Llanddeiniolen and Llanrug), and the municipal borough of Carnarvon. The Pen- luaenmawr division, population 44,(i<)3, consisting of the petty sessional divisions of Bangor, Con- way, Nant, Conway and the parishies of Llan- ddeiniolen and Llanrug. The Liberal Association was represented by Mr R. D. Williams, and Mr Ellis-Nanney, Mr George Thomas, and Mr George Owen attended on behalf of the Conservatives. There were also present Col. the Hon. W. E. Sackville-West, Dr. Kirk, Mr T. H. Owen, Captain Stuart, Mr R. Pughe Jones, Mr John Roberts, solicitor Mr R. H. Pritchard, town clerk and Alderman Meshach Roberts. Bangor Messrs Lewis Lewis (mayor of Carnarvon], Hugh Pughe, Arthur Larbishire, C. H. Darbishirc, and John Jones, chemist, Carnarvon; W. P. Williams, Llanberis; Lloyd Jones, Bangor; J. Davies (Gwyneddon), Carnarvon; John Richards (Isalaw), Bangor; Richard Thomas, R. T. Morgan. Carnarvon, &c. Major Tulloch There have been two schemes presented to the Commission. I suppose the gentlemen who are in favour of these schemes are hero to explain them. Mr R. D. Williams Yes; I believe so. Mr Ellis-Nanney I ;1"n here on behalf of the Conservative Association. Mr R. D. Williams: And I represent the Liberal Association. I don't think any preli- minary remarks are required. I am instructed to support the scheme substantiated by the committee. Mr Ellis-Nanney said that the Conservatives were agreed to the proposed scheme published by the Boundaries Commission being tlv adopted one, vi I L" "I with the alteration that the parish oi Llanrug be placed in the Beddgelert division, and Llanberis in the Penmaenmawr division. The reasons were that the parish of Llanberis bordered on the Bangor petty-sessional district, which was in the Penmaenmawr division, and the p irish of Llan- rug was entirely in the Carnarvon petty-sesional district, which was placed in the Beddgelert division. Such an alteration would give a more regular and better and defined bound try, as the river Seiont ran along a great portion of the north- ern boundary to the parish of Llanrug. The popu- lation of the parishes of Llanrug and Llanberis being nearly equal, such an alteration would not, therefore, much affect the populations stated in the commissioners' scheme. The black line marked from A to •' B on the produced map, showed the proposed boundary. Major Tulloch Is that opposed by the Liberals. and is it the only objection to this change that you propose ? Is the character of the popula- tion the same in the two parishes ? Mr Nanney I should say so. Mr J. H. Roberts (clerk of the peace) They are both quarry districts. Mr Namwy; I have some remarks to make. Major Tullocb Go on then, please. Mr Nanney In supporting the difference be- tween the proposed scheme just read Major Tulloch Are you going to hand your statement in ? Mr Nanney: I did not intend to, but I don't mind. Major Tulloch: T think you had better. Mr Nanney: Very well. sir. The difference then simply means the substitution of the parishes of Llanrug and Llanberis. That is, taking the parish of Llanrug from the Penmaen- ninwr division and placing it in Beddgelert division, and taking Llanberis from the Bedd- gelert division and placing it in the Penmaen- mawr division. The difference in the population is between 1132 and 121(1, which will mpanaa increase of 84 to the BeddgeLrt division. The parish of Llanrug is within a mile and a half to the town of Carnarvon, and should, therefore, be placed in the same division as Carnarvon prior to Llanberis, and it is also surrounded entirely by parishes within the petty-sessional district of Carnarvon. These are the remarks I wish to make, sir, and I beg to suggest that the parishes of and Llanberis be placed in the northern division, and the parish of Llanrug in the southern. Col. West said the question of boundaries run- ning across the mountains had been the subject of many disputes, as it was impossible to say where the boundaries lay. Major Tulloch: Do you speak in support or ag ainst the proposal ? 'T Colonel West replied that he supported Mr Nanney. Mr R. D. Williams I quite approve of the suggestions of Mr Nanney. Major Tulloch Is there anything more to be said about the boundaries. I think if there is no ioiibt about other points of the boundaries it might be well to put Llanberis altogether in the northern division. Well, then, we pass on to the names. 1 may tell you that with regard to the subject that the commissioners had great difficulty in finding appropriate names. We considered the subject at great length, but you know that our hands are in a great measure tied. We cannot adopt the terms north and south nor east and west, because our instructions are to call every division by a local name. We are debarred again from adopting the name of any town which is included in the boroughs. Therefore, such names as Bangor and other boroughs are out of the question. Supposing we could adopt those names which are now included in the boroughs, would Bangor be the best name for the northern division ? (A voice Yes). Air R. H. Pritchard (Town Clerk of Bangor) said he was instructed to appear on behalf of the Corporation of Bangor. He urged, that although Bangor was in the parliamentary boroughs, it was not disqualified or prevented being called the Bangor division, be -ause it was not called Bangor horougli, but was in the "Carvarvonshire boroughs." He strongly submitted that Bangor was the most important division in the northern part of the county, had the largest rateable value, and was larger than any other petty-sessional division. They objected to the name Penmaen- mawr division in particular, because it was hardly a name at all. It was a name not long since adopted by the London and North Western Railway Company, and by which they called their station. The name of the parish was Dwy- gyfylelii. There was no such place as Penmaen- mawr except as a railway station. In answer to the commissioner, the names of the Carnarvonshire boroughs were here given. Major Tulloch: Does the name of Bangor then meet with universal approval ? Mr C. 11. Darbishire No, sir. Alderman Lewis Lewis (mayor) said he ap- peared on behail ot tne Carnarvon Town Council. At their meeting on Tuesday evening, it was decided that a deputation should wait on the commissioners that day with regard to changing the name. As they wore not satisfied with the present arrangemens, and the Council were in favour of calling the divisions north and south, but as it seemed that could not be done they thought Carnarvon and Bangor should bo sub- tituted. Major Tulloch We cannot ••nferi.a.in Carnar- von, as it is included in the Carnarvonshire r boroughs. Alderman L. Lewis The:! we named Llan- dudno and Portmadoc. 1 Mayor Tulloch: Would you prefer Llandudno to Portmadoc supposing Bangor is objected j to ? 5 Mr J. H. Roberts said if they excluded one he supposed they must exclude the other. r Mr W. A. Darbishire next submitted a resolu- tion come to by the Liberal Association. They thought the names should be distinct and under- j stood by Welshmen, and rather liked and pro- nounceable by Englishmen. They therefore thought the divisions should be called Arvon and Eifionydd. Arvon might fairly be said to re- present the northern and Eifionydd the southern division. Mr J. H. Roberts Is there not a very general wish that the}r should be called north and south ? Alderman Lewis said that that was the opinion of the Town Council. Major Tulloch. to Mr W. A. Darbishire You think that the names should be understood by Welshmen, but I don't think the second name you mentioned will be pronounceable by Eng- lishmen. I got one of the names but the other is beyond me altogether (laughter). Mr Darbishire I think if you were to try you could? (Renewed laughter). Major Tulloch What are the names ? Mr Darbishire: It is an ancient Welsh district. Mr J. H. Roberts: A "hundred'' I taink. Major Tulloch Is there a parish ? Mr Pughe Jones: There is no town in either. 0 The Commissioner then asked that the name of Eifionydd be spelt to him. Mr W. A. Darbishire That is a most mellifluous name when sounded by ladies (loud laughter). Mr J. H. Roberts But they are not voters. Mr C. H. Darbishire said he applied on behalf of Penmaenmawr, a name spoken of in rather a derogatory manner by the town clerk of Bangor. The Dwygyfylchi Local Board thought it un- necessary to send their legal adviser because they thought the name of Penmaenmawr would speak for itself. Penmaenmawr was placed on a very great lump of hill, and was well-known. He believed it was the first place which King- Edward 1. got to when he came over to conquer Wales (laughter). It was easily pronounced, and he had heard Major Tulloch pronounce it several times. Englishmen understood it and Welshmen loved it (laughter). It had a first-class station and was central. He handed in a request from be Local Board, urging that their claims be carefully considered. Major Tulloch: What is the population of Banger ? Mr R. H. Pritchard It is 10,000. Penmaenmawr was stated to be 3,000, and Llandudno 7,000 Mr John Roberts, Bangor, supported Mr W. A. Darbishire, urged that Arvon and Eifion- ydd were thoroughly understood by all—Welsh- man and Englishmen. It was a division of the county from the ancient times, supposed to divide the Welsh from the Saxon divisions. Mr George Thomas said he had been asked by the Clerk of the Criccieth Local Board to appear in his behalf. They did not wish to express an opinion as to the proposed boundary, but were unanimously of opinion that there were strong reasons why the southern district should not be called Beddgelert. The village had not mate- rially increased during the last fifteen years it had no railway communication, and it was not central. The Local Board begged to submit that Criccieth was well-known as a favourite watering-place, easy of access, an ancient parlia- mentary borough, and next to Portmadoc in importance. In reply to the Commissioner, the population of Criccieth was stated to be 1180. Mr R. Pughe Jones suggested that if Bangor could be named for the north, that Pwllhcli be named for the southern division. If this could not be done, he should suggest Portmadoc. Major Tulloch It seems to me now that every name has been suggested. Mr R. H. Pritchard said that with regard to the population of Bangor, the parishes of Llan- llechid and Llandegai numbered over 10,000 in- habitants, who really did all their marketing at Bangor that the population of the parish of Bangor was 14,914 the division of Arvon had become obsolete. On the motion of Mr Nanney, seconded by Alderman Lewis, a cordial vote of thanks was accorded Major Tulloch, who. in reply, said:- I am very much obliged to you. I don't think you have to thank me for much. My labour has m t been very heavy.
"'II:1II -Y ifytrragw, uttf ikitjw. BIRTH. WTI'ILIAMS—January 4th, the wife of Mr Owen Williams, Carneddi British School, Bethesda, of a son. MARRIAGES. EVANS-How LANDs-Dec. 30th, at Trinity Chapel. Poplar, Middlesex, by the Rev James Chadburn, pastor, Capt. Andreas Evans. of Carnarvon, master of the ship Cambrian Prince, to Miss Maggie Rowlands, daughter of Mrs Rowlands, confectioner, Market-street, Holyhead. WILLIAMS—BHOMLEY—At the Welsh Presbyterian Church, St. John's-st.reet. Chestei, on the olst Dec.. by the Rev. Prof. Ellis Edwards, M.A., assisted by tiie Rev. J. Price Davies, M.A.. the Rev. Hugh Williams, M.A., Frofessor at the C.M. College, Bala, to .Mary, eldest daughter of Urias Bromley, Esqr., Old Hall, Chester.—No cards. DEATHS. Dmv-On the (Ith instant, at Rrynmorfa. Carnarvon, Elizabeth Ann, the beloved wife of Griffith Davies Dew. of Caireg Bran, Llanfair P.G., Anglesey, aged 3f> years. GAU ;;ATT—December 31st, at Bagillt, after a lingering illness, Captain Stephen Garratt. Aged 03 years. ROTmaTs-Janllary 4th. aged 27 years, Hugh Roberts, eldest son of the late Capt. Wm. Roberts, Amlwch Port, and of Mrs Pritchard, Mountain View Hotel. Penmaenmawr. ROBERTS—December 22ud, at Storehouse. Cemaes, in her 97th year, Mrs Margaret Roberts, relict of Mr William Jones-Roberts, and mother of the late Mr John Roberts, solicitor, Carnarvon, and of Mr Hugh Roberts, architect, of London, now of Peibvon, Anglesey. Wn.HAMS—January 2nd, at Mona-terrace, Amlwch, aged 57 years, Mr Hugh Williams, builder, formerly of Liverpool, son of the late Mr John Williams of B-ulewryd and Amlwch.
DENBIGH. CAPTURE OF A WELL-KNOWN POACHER.—Sergeant Jones and P.O. Wise have, at last, been successful in apprehending the offender William Jones, under a Wiirrant. lie has since been sent to gaol by Captain Griffith and Mr Mumberstonc, to spend a period of one month there, with hard labour. The prisoner will also have another month to serve on another committment at the expiration of the above. Will I;n Jones is quite notorious for the manner in which he usually succeeds in evading the police when he is "wanted." MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting was held on Monday last, there being present: Aldermen R. C. B. Clough (Mayor), and E. T. Jones, Councillors R. A. Davies, Dr Caithness, J. Lloyd, David Jones, Dr Ll. Roberts, T. W. Edwards, and D. Davies. LETTERS OF APOLOGY. The following members sent letters of apology for non-attendance :—Mr Parry, Mr T. Williams, and Mr R. H. Roberts. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The mdical officer, Dr Griffith Roberts, reported that the number of deaths during the month were in excess of the average, viz., 15. They were all from ordinary causes, with the exception of one, and that was the case of an infant, who had died from scarlet fever. lIe had only heard ci suallv of other cases, but he believed the disease was now in abeyance. This gave a death rate of 27'58 per 1000. The number of births during the same period had been 16—'J males and 7 feirales, the rate being 29-42. He had inspected the premises where Mr U. Ellis boiled cabbage, and which Mrs Wynne had complained about, but it was not a sufficient nuisance to justify him condemning it. The only thing he could condemn was a manure heap in the farmyard, but this had now been re- moved.—A copy of this report was ordered to be sent to Mrs Wynne. GREEN WATER SUPPLY. I With reference to this question, the report of the committee was endorsed, ion the proposition of Dr Caithness, BOROUGH ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT. The borough accountant, Mr S'lis WiUmins, s'.id there was t fbalance iue to the tre tea- ••• -o I account. The snot i for t.dls was £ '291, being £ U) in excess of wh-.t tho .• were last let for. Mr William* stated s-nee ii.e roads had been taken over hy the; also the tolls, his work had been almost- doubled, in consequence of which he applied for au increase of salary. The sum of over £ 700 had passed through his bauds on petty cash account during the year. Several members expressed an opinion that Mr Williams did his work very creditably, and the matter was ordered to b3 placed on the agenda for the next meeting. THE SURVEYOR'S HEPORT. The surveyor reported that the occupant of the Anchor Inn, Vale-street, had applied for about 25 yards of gutter to be placed in front of his premises to carry a.vav the surface water. He (the surveyor) was of opinion that if this was done, the gutt,et, would soon be destroyed by carts going to and fro on the weighing machine. After a short dis- cussion it was decided to carry out the work For carrying out the improvemsnts in the Assembly Rooms, the following tenders wee accepted:—Mr F, hvin Roberts for joinery, .024 10s; Air James 1'arr, for painting, £ 6; wlll]e Mr D. H. Drwies va.s entrusted with the supply of sundry chairs, benches, &e.—The surveyor was empowered to einplov auumbci of extra men to break stones for the road for the ensuing season, for which purpose h.' proposed getting the material from the GIas Meadows. THE POLICE AND THE COUNCIL. After the Town Clerk had read some preliminary letters on this subject, one from the Chief-constable, -dated December loth, was laid before the Council. The Chief-constable said with reference to the agreement between the police and the borough, he had referred the matter to the clerk of the peace, and it would be laid before the next quarter sessions. He regretted some of the remarks that had been made by members of the Council. The interests of the whole county and borough had had every attention since he had had the honour to be chief-constable, and no ground of complaint had ever been brought before him, which he had not enquired into and remedied if it was in his power. With regard to the borough not being sufficiently supplied with police, be might say that the matter had never been officially reported to him. He was fully aware that the borough was large enough to lead one to suppose that more men were required, but the record of crime did not justify increasing the police rates, or he himself would have proposed an increase in the force long ago. If the Council thought different, it was for them to move, not him. The remarks alleged to have been made by Sergeant Vaughan were denied by that officer. The pro- portion of expense so far as licences were concerned was as follows :-County charge, 2s for 60 borough charge, £:; for 60 and he fancied other charges might be proportionate. He proposed that the boiough should have so many members on the Executive Committee of the county, and work the act as a whole, and that the police should regulate the movements and grant the licences; for who would be better able to tell when a man was making a proper declaration than the constable on whose beat the applicant resides. It was far from his wish to he at variance with any of the authorities on this or any matter connected with his office. As regarded the bye-laws, he did not see that the police had anything to do in connection with them, and he should be happy to see some directions which would guide the police in their duties at Denbigh, lIe wished to correct one or two remarks which were made at the last meeting no policeman was allowed to take proceedings under the Public Health Act, unless he himself was aggrieved. Neither can a policeman be inspector of nuisance. Smoking, chewing, spitting, nor did sliout-iug come under the head of police offences, as one councillor had hinted. —-The Town Clerk read an exhaustive leply which he had prepared for the above, and described huw it was that the borough expenses had been in excess of the county. He said that foot and mouth disease broke out in the borough in August, 1883, and meetings were held, at whick regulations were made necessitating the issuing; of orders, licences and declarations for the removal of animals out of the borough. From August to October, in that year. expenses amounting to t;5t: 7s. od. were incurred for printing, advertising, watchers, licences. Ac. He sent an account of this to the clerk of the peace, with a request that lie would lay the same before the county authority, and obtain an order for payment. Mr Adams replied that he was of opinion that the county authority was only liable to pay a proportion of such expenditure, and the county therefore paid IL22 9s 2d. From February to June, 1884, the council expended £ 141 3s 7d, and the county refunded them t7t. 2s 7d, leaving a balance of 867 Is to be borne by the borough. The chief constable's figures were at fault. The borough charge for licences and declarations, of which there were 1,100, was 1:21 (Is. This sum averaged only £ 1 2s lid for 70. instead £3, as calculated by the chief con- stable. It was singular that the chief constable could not see any police work connected with the bye-laws. In the agreement with the county, it was stipulated that the police should assist anything relating to common lodging houses, and the bye-laws under the Public Health Act, 1875. passed by the Urban Sanitary Authority for the regulation of common lodging houses should be well considered by the police, and they should see that such bye-laws were efficiently carried out. The chief-constable further stated that no policeman was allowed to take proceedings under the Public Health Acts. unless he was the party aggrieved. The Public Health Act of 1875 did not disqualify a policeman from taking proceed- ings under the bye-laws where authorised by the local authority, therefore "permission" for the constable to take proceedings was not required. —The Mayor, Mr Davies, Mr R. H. Roberts and Mr J. II. don-s were deputed to see into the matter.—The chairman said it would not be out of place to ask the chief-constable if they were not entitled to have a policeman to keep order at public meetings. He instanced a case where there was a crowded concert, when the police simply came to the door and walked away again, leaving the children and others to make as much noise as they pleased. THE LATE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD. Application was made that the fees for the use of the Assembly Rooms in connection with the distri- bution of food on Christmas Day be remitted. This was agreed to. —MI¥I—RII UPIIHIIi"—nmnmiiIIIIIIII HRIHRR^WTnriTT"wrTrrwTrnr
WANTED, a Situation as a Plumber. Gxsiitter. and Glazier, by a practical hand.— Address, F. Jones, Pwllmelyn, near Holyiveil, Flint3hire. rpINMAN WANTED; must be steady, and a compe- T tent workman, permanent employment.—Apply to R. PKICIIARD, Ironmonger, Bangor. WANTED for a gentleman's house in the country, a good house and parlour maid. English^ preferred Not under 25.— Apply, Mrs 1. Dawkins, Talgwynedd, Dwyran, Anglesey.
L _:JI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH W ALES.- A meeting of the Board for the Registration of Lodging Houses was held at the University College 11 on Wednesday. Present: Mr II. Bulkeley 1 rice, ,J.P. (in the chair), Rev. J. Morgan, M.A., Rev. James Donne, Mrs Verney, Messrs G. 1'. Williams, Llanberis; Henry Lewis. John Thomas, Nor- mal College; Goronwy O. Roberts, H. O. Hughes, Samuel Evans, and W. Cadwaladr Davies, secretary. A considerable addition was made to the list of registered houses, but several applications were re- ferred for further inquiry to a sub-committee, con- sisting of the Senate, Mrs Verney, Kev. J. Morgan, M.A. Mr T. Lewis, J.P., Mr ileury Lewis, and Mr Samuel Evans.-A meeting of the Building Committee was held afterwards at the College.— Yesterday (Thursday), a meeting was held at Llan- gefni, of the committee appointed for establishing a course of lectures on agricultural chemistry.— To-day (Friday), a meeting of the Local College Committee will be held in Liverpool, whilst to- morrow (Saturday), meetings will be held at Bangor of the Library Committee, aud of the I Committee of the Board of Registration. I Committee of the Board of Registration.
ANGLESEY QUARTER SESSIONS. I These sessions were held on Wednesday at Beaumaris, the magistrates present being Capt. Vernev ('ehairman), the Lord-lieutenant (Mr R. Davies. M.P.), Colonel Hampton Lewis, Ouptaim F. M. Morgan, W. Owen, Warren-Evans, T. E. d. Lloyd, J. Bulkeley Price, General Hughes. Messrs Pennant Lloyd. H. Wynn-Jones, Elias Jones, H. Clegg, T. Forcer Evans, Herbert Williams, H. Bulkeley Price, T. Owen. and Hugh Edwards. Colonel McCorquodale, Gadlys. Menai Bridg- Mr David Morgan. Bryngwyn Hall; and AJLrxtugu Lewis. Mona Lodge, Bodedem, and Liverpool, qualified as county magistrates. The Chief-constable (Colonel Thomas) reported that the police force was numerically complete, and that the district of Penis am, near Amlwch, had applied for an officer to be stationed there. Onc indictable offence, in respect of which two persons were charged, had been committed dur- ing the quarter and both were discharged. The persons proceeded against summarily were 188, of whom 161 were convicted as against 174 and 154 respectively for the corresponding quarter last year. For drunkenness there were 59 convictions, an excess of 16 on the same period last year. There had been seven convictions for cruelty to animals, and some convictions for defective weights and measures. Yacrancy was slightly on the decrease the county was free from foot aud mouth disease and pleura pneumonia; but there were 173 cases of sheep scab. The Committee appointed to deal with the basis of the county rate reported that they had met at Llangefni on October 23rd, when several ratepayers, representatives of boards of guardians, Ac., attended, and submitted that the income tax assessment was on an unfair basis and urged that the assessment should be on the poor rate valu- ation. Under such circumstances, the committee referred the subject back to the sessions. A county rate of f d, a police rate of jll, and a 4 2 Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act rate of one- sixth of a penny were ordered. It was reported that £237 2s 8d had been ex- pended upon the repairs of that portion of the Shrewsbury and Holyhead road running through the county, and an order was made upon the treasurer for £ 250, to cover the estimated expen- diture of the current quarter. The County Analyst stated in his report that all the samples submitted to him for analysation were pure. One sample of whisky was fifteen per cent, under proof. General Hughes. Mr R. Davies. M.P.. Mr Robert Williams, and Captain T. E. J. Lloyd were re-appointed Yisiting Justices of Carnarvon Prison, and Captain Verney, Mr Wynn-Jones, Captain Morgan, ;<nd Captain J. B. Price were re-elected Visitors to the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum. On the motion of Mr Clegg, the Yisiting Jin bices were requested to prepare a report as to the religious and secular instruc- tion given to the prisoners in Carnarvon gaol.- Replying to the Lord-lieutenant, the Chairman said that the proposal to enlarge the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum would be dis- cussed at the forthcoming annual meeting of the Visitors. Any expression of opinion on the part of the magistrates should, he thought, await the decision come to by the Visitors. The Court then proceeded to hear the various petitions presented as to the removal of the Quarter Sessions from Beaumaris. Mr Lewis Hughes (Amlwch), in presenting a petition em- anating from sixty parishes in the county in favour of the sessions being held at Llangefni, said that the question now came before the court for the fourth time,and that the ratepayers and jurymen were very desirous that it should be settled. There were in the county seventy-five parishes. Those contiguous to Beaumaris had not been asked to join in the request that the sessions should be removed from that town; but of the sixty-three who had been asked, in vestry, to give their support to the change, no fewer than sixty had assented. Llangefni,it need hardly I y be pointed out, was the most central town in the county; it had good railway facilities; and was easy of access both by road and rail. It had a county court which might be engaged for 7s 6d a sitting, and a newly erected and commodious town hall which Sir Richard Bulkeley, with his usual generosity, was willing to rent at an annual charge of thirty pounds. Some moveable fittings might be required, but their cost would lie a mere trifle. On the present basis of the county rate. an additional rate of a halfpenny in the £ would cover the rent of the Llaiigefui Town Hall for the next ten years.—Councillor W. Hughes, who presented a petition from the Beaumaris Town Council against the removal, remarked that the change was said to be for the benefit and advantage of the county at large. The public good" was an excellent motto to blazon upon 11 any banner and a capital cry to raise, and the agitators in the present movement had not in the least degree scrupled to avail themselves of it. He denied that the inhabitants of Llangefni had, as a body, taken up this matter, and asked how many of them had subscribed towards the ex- penses of carrying on the agitation ?-A voice One.—-The Chairman: Allow me to observe that this is not a public meeting, and that those who are addressing the court are not exercising a right, but a privilege granted to them by the courtesy of the court. The voice The question was asked, and it was answered.—Mr Hughes, in continuation, said there seemed to be a disposition to centralis* everything in that lovely spot called Llangefni. The agitation had not been set on foot by the magistrates, nor had it been started spontaneously by the jurymen. Petitions, numerously signed, had been put In. but it was an everyday experience that if an agi- tator was loosed amongst the people, any amount of signatures could be got without much trouble or consideration by those who attached their names. The vestries again had baen repre- sented as being almost unanimous in favour of the removal of the sessions, but what amount of public feeling did those assemblies represent V Practioallv. none. The removal of the sessions would entail ttie cost of new county buildings, and he would put it to the farmers of Anglesey, whether, in this time of agricultural depression, they were willing to sub- mit to be further crushed by the imposition of an extra rate.—Mr Richard Hughes, who, with Messrs S. T. Griffith and Joseph Evans, attended as a deputation from Holyhead, spoke in favour of the sessions being held alternately at that town and Beaumaris. Holyhead was much larger than any other place in the Island, its population numbered one-fifth of the whole of Anglesey it was rapidly increasing, and, it was rather a melancholy fact to have to use in support of the place, it furnishsd the largest number of prisoners committed for trial (laughter). In view of the establishment of County Financial Boards he urged the magistrates to hesi- tate before involving the county in an additional expenditure of from dOOO to £ (>000 in the erection of a county hall and public offices, when Holyhead ) possessed a hall whica afforded every convenience for the transaction of the county business. Llan- gefni was too greedy, and it was currently reported 1 that, if it succeeded in obtaining the Quarter Sessions, the next move would be that the Irish mails should belauded there (laughter).—The RCA\ E. Cynffig Davies presented a memorial in favour of Menai Bridge. He complained th >t the agitation for the removal to Llangefni had been worked by a political association and strongly deprecated the introduction into the question of anything savour- ing of politics.—The Lord-lieutcnaut, in proposing that the Quarter Sessions be removed to Ll iugefni, expressed his gratification at finding that the question had been so earnestly taken up by the various towns and districts in the county. Recapi- tulating flu arguments used at the previous sessions, he stated that he was in favour of Llangefni, because it was more central than any other town, and therefore tne easiest and most conrenient of access to the great body of jurymen who were sum- moned to attend the sessions, l'ers mal convenience was to him no object whilst on public business, and and the magistrates generally would share this opinion, and desire to act tor public convenience generally (hear, hear). The erection of a county hall at Llangefni would be about £ 3000, which would be covered b .• a farthing rate in seventeen l years.—Mr Elias doies seconded the motion. —Mr Wynne Jon who spoke as almost the senior magistrate present, inclined to the opinion that Beaumaris was not the most con- venient or accessible town for jurymen. He con- sidered Menai Bridge was out of the question, but Holyhead. as regarded population only, had strong claims for consideration. He proposed an mdment that the sessions be held at Llangefni 'ice annually, and alternately at Beaumaris and Llangefni. — General Hughes seconded the amendment.—Colonel Hampton-Lewis contended thai there was ample accommodation and eon- "onionce at Beaumaris, and opposed any change i oi the ground of the additional expense which would be incurred in the erection of buildings.— I The amendment was carried by ten votes to seven. T I | —Upon it being put up as a substantive motion, Mr 1 lerbert Williams proposed as an amendment, and Mr T. Owen seconded, that the court be held J0 Beaumaris and Holyhead. On the vote being taken, the numbers were equal—seven for each. -The Chairman said that owing to the importance of the question he felt disinclined to give a cast- ing vote, and suggested that the matter stand over until the next sessions.-On the motion of Colonel McCorquodale, seconded by Colonel Hampton-Lewis, the question was adjourned to the March Quarter Sessions. As regarded the appeal by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board against the overseers of Llaneilian and the Assessment Committee of the Anglesey Union, which has been respited for several sessions. Mr Pinhey. stated that the Superior Court had held that the Point Lynas licfhthouse was not rateable, and had fixed the rateable value of the cottages at £ 200. This rating was now comfirmed. Mr Fanning appeared for the respondents.
TRIAL OF PRISONERS. Ruth Jones, aged 2th was acquitted on a charge of stealing books, and various articles belonging to her employer, the Rev. H. Harries Davies, Llangoed Rectory. Mr H. Lloyd Carter defended the accused the Chairman remarking that she left the court without a stain on her character. Mr Jones Roberts prosecuted. The bill against Richard Roberts, charged with stealing rabbit traps, at Llangristiolus, was ignored. Mr H. Lloyd Carter was retained for the defence.
MENAI BRIDGE. PETTY SESSIONS.—Oa Monday, before Capt. Verney aud other magistrates, John Jones, Royal Oak Inn, Mailtraeth, was lined 20s and costs, and his licence endorsed, for permitting drunk niaess Mr It. Lloyd Carter (from the office of Mr C. A. Jones, Carnarvon) defendrd.-Ruth Jones, servant, was committed for trial for stealing spoons and other articles belonging to the Rev. Harries Davies, Llangoed A icarage.— Richard Roberts, farm labourer, was charged with stealing rabbit traps at Llangristiolus. Mr H. Lloyd Carter defended, and the prisoner, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial.—A boy, named Thomas Underwood, charged with refractory condu-t on board the Clio industrial training ship, was com- mitted to jail for 14 days and five years' detention at a reformatory.—On the application of Mr H. Lloyd Carter, the licence of the Menai Hotel, Talyfoel. was transferred to Mrs Jones, widow of the late proprietor.
RUTHIN. TOWN COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting was held on Friday, 2nd inst., presided over by the mayor, Councillor W. O. Edwards. There were also present: Aldermen W. D. Jones, R. P. Davies, Councillors Edward Roberts (ex-mayor), J. Simon, Lewis Jones, J. Morris, David Jones, S. Owen, J. P. Williams, G. F. Byford, J. Jones, and T. P. Roberts. PEERS MEMORIAL. The mayor introduced this question, stating that the memorial had been completed, and the question was whether the expense would be defrayed out of the borough fund, or whether an appeal would be mate for further subscriptions. The Council res-dved that the mayor be requested to confer with Mr West, with a view to make a further appeal to the subscribers. (TIUK'H Axn THE MAYOR. Councillor T. P. Roberts brought forward his motion concerning the accompanying of the mavor to church, which he had placed upon the agenda, and which was worded to the following effect :—That in the opinion of this Council it was desirable to abolish the custom of accompanying the mayor to church on his election. He said he felt he was treading upon sacred ground, and no doubt some would consider him as making an attack upon the church, though nothing was further from his mind than making any kind of an attack upon the church. His first reason for bringing forward the motion was, that the accompanying of the mayor t) church has. as far as this borough was concerned, been deprived of its original purpose. When the practice first commenced, toe mayor held the office of chief magistrate of the borough, and consequently attended church on th-" first Sunday after his election in the same character as the assize judge does and it was only becoming on the part of the members of the Council to accompany him. What was special in the service referred to the mayor or chief magistrate, aud hal been prepared with a view to endow him with a full sense of the responsibility of his office so that he might administer the law with justice and satisfaction. But as Ll' as Ruthin was concerned, the custom had lost all its meaning, for the mayor here was not chief magistrate, and had not been so for many years. If they looked at the matter from a proper point of view he was quite convinced they would come to the con- clusion that the custom was degrading to the church, t,) the clergy, and to the chairman of the Council, inas- much as the service became devoid of every meaning. As it happened, the chief magistrate of this boron >'h was the clergyman of that very church which they attended on such occasions. Another reason he had for bringing forward this motion was. that in considera- tion of the absolute formality of the practice, he deemed it unworthy of the support of the majority at least of the Council. The Nonconformist members of the Council were leaders of the ,1 -noaiiua! i jas of the town, aud in his opinion it was inconsistent on the part of those members to leave their own places of worship on that paiticular Sunday, in order to I I uphold an emptv and meaningless formality. They assembled together at the Council Chamber on that day.—What for ? To drink wine and oatcakes, and to present the lower order of creation with beer and bread and cheese. This was the way in which they prepared themselves for the municipal business which lay before them and he would ask whether it was not an inducement to young men, who might witness their proceedings, to spend the day in the manner in which it had been commenced by the Council. He was quite aware there was no law to bind them to keep up the custom, but this was only another reason why thev should pause before lendiug themselves to add strength to a practice which reflected credit neither 011 the mayor nor on any one else. As for himself, he waa determined, whether this motion would pass or not, that he would not swell the number in the future by giving his presence on such an occasion —Councillor E. Roberts said he wished to make a few remarks before the motion would be seconded, lie maintained that as long as there was no resolution upon the books binding them to accompany the mayor to church, it was needless to pass such a motion as had been ills;; proposed by Councillor T. P. Roberts.—Councillor J. Simon said that Councillor T. P. Roberts had uiven good reasons for abolishing the custo n. One of the Lord Mayors of London had spoken against it and it was not adhereJ to at Denbigh.—No one seconded the motion, and it consequently fell through. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Monday, when there ""were present Rev. the Warden, in the chair, Messrs Thomas Ellis, T. Lloyd Roberts, Thomas Jones. ,i. Jenkins. Charles Goodman Jones, G. F. livf'ord, \V. Jones, Revs. 1). Williams, J. Lewis, J. F. Reece, tvc. Oat-door liclief.—'The chairman said that the amount of out-door relief for l-sSi exceeded that <>f 18S3 by 170 4s 3d, a;id by looking at the ligures ne noticed tha nhe increase had taken place in toe quarter which ended on the 29th of September, issl, the other quarters corresponding with those of the previous year, in the liuthin district the a nount in the quarter ending 2;)th September, was £ '•'$71 odd, while iii the same quarter in issj, it was ±'42o 17s.showing an increase in the latter year of v,.li- nearly i'oO. In Llanrhaiadr district also^there was an increase in the same quarter of 188-4, of i,'2i) I During the quarter in question there was a great d al of illness, and the cases of contributions in ou) dour relief increased considerably. Ike Mash')' lie/inrf. —The master reported tint the following ladies and gentlemen treated the in- mates at Christmas:—.Mrs Wood <;ib>on, .\ii-.s Gabriel Roberts, the .'dis>es Jenkins, Record-suve; • Mr R. (i. (i. Fllis, Plas Newydd Mr Thomas Lvans^ St Peters'-square; Air and Miss Phil lips, M wrog-streer- Miss A. K. Roberts, Clwyd-street. The"* report further stated that through the exertions of .\ii-s Jones, the Industrial Trainer, they had been enabled to give to the inmates a most excellent dinner. The number in the house were eighty-eight against seventv in the corresponding week last year. Toe niuuee^ ox vagrants for the fortnight was seveuteeu.
Won, which he filled in a most respectable manner. hardly ever heard of his existence, and thousands of Londoners, 1 guess, could not have t"Icl you Ins name when they heard of his death, Of course, the world needs men like Dr. Jackson, but they are hardly in the right place in Fulham alace. And the appointment of the new bishop w;il be watched for with eagerness. The all Mull maintains that London wants a bishop as Unlike Dr. Jackson as can be, and it believes that Temple, Bishop of Exeter, would be the best ttian that Mr Gladstone could choose. -No doubt many others will be suggested during the next few days. If I had not been supremely ignorant pf the ins and outs of bis hop-making, 1 should mdulge in a humble suggestion. My man would be Canon Liddon. But a hundred things have to be carefully considered, which I know not of.