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Its claims have been tested and proved by the medical profession and others, and corroborated by the written testimonials of eminent men. The Quinine Bitters contain not only a suitable quantity of Quinine in each dose. but the active principles of the following well-known herbs—saraparilla, saffron, gentian, la-vender, dandelion, and burdock. The use of Quinine is well-known, but it has never been satisfactorily combined with these preparations, until, after overcoming considerable difficulties, the Proprietor was able to secure a perfectly uniform preparation, combining all the essen- tial properties of the above plants in their greatest purity and concentration. It is now established as a family medicine, and is increasing in popular favour the more it is known and tested. Uwilym Evans's Quinine Bitters is a tonic Pick- iu,up, scientifically mixed in happy proportions. GWILYM EVANS' T QUININE BITTERS, Being a vegetable "Pick-me-up, is strongly recom- mended for nervous diseases, such as undue anxiety, despondency, famting fits. neuralgia, and nerve pains generally. j Has been taken with gtear permanent results for INDIGESTION IN ITS DIFFERENT FORMS such as sick head-ache, heartburn, cramp, flatulency, sense of fulness and oppresion after eating, drowsiness, and pains in the region of the heart. 11 Has successfully treated (after all known preparations had failed) severe cases of affections of the chest, such as common colds, bronchitis, asthmatic col^s, shortness of breath, spitting of blood, &c. Mr Gwilym Evans can supply by post the names of patients in almost every district in Wales ard West of England, who have tried his Quinine Bitters, and who are glad at any time to give full particulars of the benefits they have themselves received. 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RIVA has been instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, on SATUKDAI', F^BKUARY 7TH, 1885.. at 2-30 p.m. for;) p.m., at the KosE AND CROWN bN HOLYHEAD (subject to conditions to be then and there read), all that FGLL LICENSED PUBLIC HOUSE known as the" Locomotive Inn, situate at Old Station Place, Holyhead. The house contains Parlour, Smoke- room, Kitchen, Back Kitchen, Bar. &c. three best Bedrooms and three Servants' Bedrooms. There are com- modious Outbuildings, consisting of Stabling, Hay-loft, Piggeries, &-c. The premises are held under lease from the Right Honourable Lord Stanley of Alderley for three lives and 31 concurrent years. Eighteen years are unexpired, and the lives are aged respectively 22, 23, and r6 years, at the annual ground rent of X2 8s. This house is situate in the best business part of the town of Holyhead, and offers a rare opportunity to parties desirous of entering the public business. Stanley-street, Holyhead, January l'Jth, 1885. A. W~ TlE~RRIDEW," FROM COVENTRY, WATCH MANUFACTURER, GOLDSMITH AND JEWELLER, 9, BRIDGE STREET, CARNARVON, DESIRES to inform the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and ID the Public generally of Carnarvon and the District, that he has Opened a Place of Business at the above address. lIe has large and well-selected Stock of WATCHES, GOLD AND SILVER GUARD AND ALBERT CHAINS, BROOCHES,LOCKETS,EAR-RINGS, SCARF PINS SIGNET AND JEM RINGS, JET GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY, &c..&c. Old Jewellery Converted and Re-gilt equal to new. Bicvcle and Tricvcle Manufacturer, for SALE and HIRE. All Goods Manufactured and Repaired on the Premises uuder A. W. M.'s personal superintendence. The Cheapest House in North Wales, and the largest nd best selection A Written Guarantee given with T;ry arcieVpurchased at this Establishment, if required. ASSEMBLY ROOMS, PORTMADOC. MR J. HENrRY, R.A.M., will give A GRAND EVE XING CONCERT, TUESDAY NEXT, JANUARY 27TI1. Solo Pianist-Miss ANMK CAXT.LO A.R.A.M Solo Harp—MISS ANNIK L. JUNKS. R.A.M, Voc.th -.t.-t— Lor L Am atEURS. To commence at 8 o'clock. rum CLASS I AWARD I IF YOU WANT A GOOD PIANO 1 ———=- GO TO t! CRANE & SONS pay special attention to the "Easy payment System, and have sold thou- sands of Lnstruments throughout the country on these ad\ antageous terms. The prices they charge on the Easy Payment System are, in most cases, consid- erably less than the prices asked for. net cash by other Louses for inferior intstruments. CRANE & SONS buy for prompt cash, saving Discounts, and therefore, offer to the Public Intru- ments in many cases, Cheaper than ordinary dealers have to pay for them, who sell perhaps one instru- ment in i week, and consequently must get as much profit on that one as Crane & Sons expect on Three Instruments. CRANE & SONS challenge this assertion, and will pay the Railway Fare of any person coming to Liver- pool, providing same floes not exceed 5 per cent of the perchase money. This is a fair offer. One of the many Testimonials spontaneously sent to Crane & Sons:- Carnarvon, North Wales, August, 1883. GENTLEMEN,—I cannot help expressing Lay great satisfaction with the Instrument you have sent me. The sweetness and power of tone is always what has been wanted by me.-I am youia truly, THOS EVANS. To Crane & Sons, Liverpool. 1001 (ORGAN S &HARMONICMS| ARE THE BEST & CHEAPEST EVER • **» OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC a Lc, J!t • PRICES WILL ASTONISH* A THE TRADE CFOR SALEORHI RE i ^— from 10/-monthly —^ 1 SENT TO ALL PARTS OF THE KINGDOM NERVOUSNESS. LOSS OF ENERGY, AND VITAL POWER i\ Resulting from whatever cause, not as treated by Quacks with mineral poison and coloured water, but effectually cured by a novel and highly successful mode of treatment, discovered by the advertiser, who, after many years of extreme suffering was completely restored to sound health. 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REYNOLDS' QOUT SPECIFIC, ESTABLISHED 70 YEARS. Sold in Bottles, 2s !)d, and 4s 6d, by Messrs Barclay and son, 5, Farrington-street, E.C., and all chemists. DR. JONES, D.D.S., &c., DENTIST, OPPOSITE THE MARKET, BANGOR. DR. JONES will be at LLANGEFNI every THURS- DAY afternoon, at Lledwigan-road, on the road to the Bank and the County Court. At AMLWCH with Mr HUGHES, Stationer, 7, Market-row, TUESDAY afternoons, viz, January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 7th. At BETHESDA and EBENEZERthe first Tuesday after the pay day. 4 GE N T S W A N T E D~E VE RYWHERE ■L\- TO FOKM KENDAL & DENT'S CELEBRATED CLUBS for supplying Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, Musical Instruments, Opera Glasses, Telescopes, &c., at Is per week. RESPECTABLE MEN MAY INCREASE THEIR INCOMES. Foremen, Timekeepers, Hailway Officers, Secretaries of Portrait Clubs, Police Sergeants. Shopkeepers. Particu- lars and Ca alogues, with over GOO Illustrations, free by post. KENDAL & DENT, Watch Manufacturers, 100, Cheapside, London.-—" SPLENDID VALUE FOR MONEY." 110 MB. E. WILLIAMS, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, AUDITOR, &c., BRUNSWICK CHAMBERS, CARNARVON. Agent to the Liverpool, London, and Globe Insur- ance, Co., The Guarantee Society, xc. ILLUMINATED ADRESSES, and Illuminating in all branches, promptly and efficiently executed. HIGHEST REFERENCES AND TESTIMONIALS. BEFORE BUYING A WATCH CATHEDRAL* UIORKSI A NYWHERE, write for The ■ A Illustrated Pamphlet sent free on application by The Lar- geSt MET. E "jRUSSELL, MAKER TO H.M. THE QUEEN 18 CHURCH ST, LIVERPOOL. B MAKElt TO H.M. THE QUEEN CATHItDRAL WORKS, 18 CHURCH ST, LIVERPOOL. (No Agents Anywhere. DONALD CAMERON, MERCHANT TAILOR AND GENERAL OUTFITTER. CATHEDRAL BUILDINGS, 205, HIGH STREET, BANGOR. PATTERNS, PRICES, AND DIRECTIONS FOR SELF-MEASUREMENT SENT ON APPLICATION. DAY SCiiOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES. BRYN PERIS, SOUTH ROAD, CARNARVON. SCHOOL duties will be resumed (D.V.) January 28tbj U 1885. For terms, testimonials, etc., apply to the Misses RIMMER. Pupils prepared for the Public Examinations. TO BUILDERS. TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION of a VILLA RESIDENCE, at TeinpJe-road, Upper Bangor, for Captain II. Savage. Plans and Specifications may be seen at No. 5,'Crescent, Upper Bangor, on and after WEDNESDAY', the 21st in.st. Sealed Tenders, addresssd to Captain H. Savage, Bodafon, Bangor, to be delivered not later than Five p.m., on WEDNESDAY, the 4th of February, 188.5. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be ac- cepted. OWEN WILLIAMS, Architect. Bangor, January 15th, 1885. THE UNANIMOUS VERDICT OF A DISCRIMINATING PUBLIC is milAT the BRAZILIAN PEBBLE SPECTACLES ± AND EYE-GLASSES are the Best in tLe World. They never tire the Eye, however rainuto the Employ- ment, and lasts many years without change. The Perfect" Spectacles enables Persons to see Far and Near Objects without any change of Glasses. To Ministers, Lawyers, and Artizans they will be found invaluable. A large Assortment of above Goods to fit the most difficult sight, from the cheapest to the best, can be found at W. WILLIAMS JONES, OPTICIAN, WATCHMAKER AN D JEWELLER, 22, BANGOR STREET, CARNARVON. Sole Agent for the "Perfect Spectacle. MATRIMONY.—A young gentleman. 29 years of age, of prepossessing appearance, and having indepen- dent means, wishes to correspond with a young lady of from 22 to 28 years of age. Money no object. Send carte-de-visite and address (which will be treated with the strictest confidence), to "Columbus," Observer and liipress Office, Bangor. WANTED immediately, a Foreman Joiner. Must be YY sober aud active. Letters to be addrossed to JOINER," Observer and Express Office, Bangor. TO ADVERTISERS. We beg to draw the attention of adver- tisers generally to the facilities afforded by the NORTH WALES OBSERVER AND EXPRESS for giving publicity to advw- tisements. The circulation of the OB- SERVER AND EXPRESS is larger than that of any other English paper published in North Wales. For the publication of announcements requiring to be brought before the eyes of the upper or middle classes there is not in North Wales a better medium than the OBSERVER AND EXPRESS. Advertisements intended for insertion in THE NORTH WALES OBSERVER AND EXPRESS can be received at the Bangor Office, York Place, up to the hour of Pub- lication, and at the Carnarvon Office, New Harbour, up to 12 noon on Thursday. All communications intendedfor inser- tion must be addressed—Editor, OBSER- VER AND EXPRESS, Bangor. All business letters to be directed, an remittances made payable, to D. Edwards, OBSERVER AND EXPRESS Office, Bangor. THE NORTH WALES OBSERVER & EXPRESS may be had in London at Ithe Establishmnent of MR J. W. RAYNER, DKVEREAUX COURT, ESSEX STREET, STRAND.
MR JONES-PARRY, M.P., AND HIS CONSTITUENTS. LAST week, Mr Jones.Parry paid a visit to his constituents, and addressed public meetings in the six contributory boroughs which make up the constituency. His reception was a very cordial one throughout, and must have been very gratifying to him in every way. Resolutions ex- pressive of unqualified approval as to the past and of strong confidence as to the future were passed enthusiastically at the various meetings, without any atteirpt at opposition. The Car- narvonshire Liberals, whatever may be their failings, cannot be accused of the sin of ingrati- tude. The honourable member for the Carnar- von Boroughs is, and always has been, a very consistent supporter of a Liberal Government, and not only of a Liberal Government but cf Liberal- ism ir. the abstract. A man must be sound at heart to be always true in action. The political weathercock has no internal motive power, but is subject to the varying influences brought to bear upon him from without, and to them alone. Mr Jones-Parry does not belong to this fickle class y 0 of time-serving politicians, but is a true exponent of genuine Liberalism. The true test of the strength of a man's political creed is the sacrifice he is prepared to make on behalf of it. Tried by this test, the member for the Carnarvonshire Boroughs c mes off second to none. The sacri- fices made in past years by Mr Jones-Parry, and by his father before him, were referred to severa times by different speakers during the week's tour, and are constantly emphasised in he public Press. The reason for this undoubtedly is that such sacrifices have struck a sympathetic chord in the breasts of all true Liberals, and especially in the breasts of those who have a vivid recol- lection of the struggles of the dark days. Mr Jones-Parry is deservedly esteemed as the friend indeed because he proved himself to be the friend in need. In 1868, the contesting of the County of Carnarvon in the Liberal interest was a task of Herculean dimensions; so firmly was the constituency held in the Tory grip that any suggestion of an attempt to losen that grip was scornfully ridiculed. Mr Jones-Parry undertook the task and performed it successfully. The contest will be ever memorable in the county annals. Its results are clearly seen at the present moment in the widespread and deeply- felt sympathy existing between the hero of those days and the people whuse cause he so gallantly championed. It will take a good deal to destroy that sympathy, and we sincerely hope that it will never suffer any diminution. Captivating elo- quence is evidently not a necessary factor in the production of a happy relationship between a Metr.ber of Parliament and his constituents. There are qualities more attractive to sensible people than even this, however desirable it may be upon occasion. Hcroic action is more telling than a mellifluous tongue in the long run. Mr Jones-Parry in several of his addresses during the week made reference to a suggestion that bad been made that he should give up the boroughs and contest the Southern Division of the county at the next election. We do not know whether he referred to something that was said in these columns in reference to tha.t matter. We certainly thought at one time that it might be in harmony with Mr Jones- Parry's own wishes that he should be relegated to the Southern Division, seeing that he resides there, that he has extensive property and family connections there, that he is very popular there, and that his return for that constituency would be as certain as his return for the boroughs. We do not see that the suggestion was at all an unreasonable one, or that it in any way implied any want of con- fidence in him on the part of his present constituents. But we certainly would not for a moment press the question if he himself is opposed to it, and we have no doubt that his feelings in the matter will be duly considered when the time comes for the selection of candi- dates. The suggestion was made by us before Mr Jones-Parry's wishes were made known He seems now to be wedded to the boroughs and as the union appears to be productive of so much kindly feeling, each being enamoured of the other, we should be very sorry to do anything to interfere with so blissful a con- nection. We still adhere to the opinion, how- ever, that Mr Jones-Parry would be by far the strongest candidate of any we know of at pre- sent to contest South Carnarvonshire. The Honourable Member in reviewing the work of the last session of Parliament was able to show to everybody's satisfaction that he had given his consistent support to the various Go- vernment measures brought forward, a fact which was pretty well-known, however, before- hand. A member of Parliament is S8 carefully watched now-a days, and the opportunities for watching are so multiplied, that it has become almost a formality to come down and give an account of his stewardship. The account is really given by the Press from day t,) day by publishing the division lists. Nevertheless, a constituency does not feel quite satisfied without seeing its' representative occasionally face to face, and having the opportunity of expressing its approval or disapproval of his conduct. The meeting of a member and his constituents also serves a useful purpose in furnishing an opportunity for learning his views upon any prospective measures concerning which he has not given any pledge, and which may have risen into prominence since his election. The chief question relating to Wales of such a kind is the question of Disestablishment, and upon this Mr Jones-Parry is in hearty sym- pathy with his supporters. There is another great question looming in the distance, and which may force itself upon u& sooner than we are aware, that is the great Land Question. The next Parliament will, in all probability, have to do something in relation to it, and we should very much like to see the question discussed. The honourable member was also able to show that in matters of a more local descrip- tion he had been looking after the interests of his constituents. In the eyes of a large number of the Welsh people he is thought to have served well in his energetic action with reference to Aberystwyth College, and has offended the susceptibilities of no one. Speaking generally, he has presented a record of which he need not feel ashamed. Finally, and above all, he has transformed his bitterest enemy at the last election, a certain contempo- rary of ours, into his most flattering friend. What more can be expected of mortal man ?
HERE A N D T H ERE- BY UBIQUE. Can it be that the President of the North ii,aleo Quarrymen's Union and the Chief Clerk at the Penrhyn Slate Quarries are rival candidates for the editorship of the modern edition of "The RoliW Letter-writer which au enterprising Londo" publisher is about to issue ? Judging by their e$' tensive vocabulary of complimentary adjectives and polite phrases, as evinced m that most voluinlilot, correspondence which has just been presented to the public gaze through the medium of the North TValei Observer and Express, and which is attracting s" much attention and exciting such amusement, es, peciaily amongst those who are entirely ignorant of, or care nothing about, the merits of the case, or tbe origin of this pretty little quarrel, the choice should rest between these rival scribes—Mr W. J. Partf and Mr T. H. Owen. Only a dozen lengthy epistle8 havetliejpublic aa yet enjoyed the opportunity of pef" usinp, and still the question, originally propounded by Mr W. J. Parry—whether Mr T. H. Uweo was responsible for that rival gathering which the Hethesda Tories, almost at the eleventh hour, held when a Liberal demonstration was arranged at the Metropolis of Quarrydom—remains unanswered. If Mr Owen was, then he deserves no sympathy 111 his present troubles, but reprobation for having unnecessarily stirred up and embittered political strife by wilfully arranging a counter-demonstra' tion, with the object of irritating the Liberals an provoking a serious breach of the peace, whicb would have been the cauae of bringing the neigh' bourhood into general disgrace. Only imagine 9 politician of Mr Owen's calibre reprobating Vail" ness and self-conceit in any man! Physician heal thyself." } The Carnarvon Board of Guardians have struct the keynote of dissent from any proposal on the part of the county magistrates to accede to the request made at the last Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions by the Clerk of the Peace and the Chief Constable for an increase of their salaries. Doubt- less, their example will be followed by other public boards in the county, and the Chairman of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union-fond as he is of in* sisting that those members over whose deliberations he has the honour of presiding shall keep to matters strictly relating to the administration of the poor Law—will, county magistrate though he be, hardly venture to put his veto, should a representative of the ratepayers seek, as Mr John Jones purposes doing at Carnarvon, an expression of opinion from IMS colleagues. Even Mr Eilis-Nanney did not hesitate to be outspoken in his declaration that the present time was most inopportune for such appli- cations to be made. It must be remembered that the Clerkship of the Peace is not the only public, well-paid appointment held by Mr J. H. Roberts, and that Major Clayton is not wholly dependent upon the salary he receives as Chief Constable. When compelled, under the rules of the service, to resign the post of adjutant of tha Carnarvonshire Militia, he retired on half-pay, and was fortunate in it once stepping into the appointment vacated by the retirement of the late Captain Pearson. The grant made to the County Surveyor affords no pre- cedent, for the duties of that official have greatly increased since the question of main roads came directly under the cognisance of the county. J # The Chairman of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union prides himself that in his Union undeserving recipients of relief are few and far between, and that great care is exercised to see that none but the destitute poor are "on the parish." A civil cause which occupied the attention of Mr Justice Stephen, and a jury at the Carnarvonshire Assizes on Satur- day, is worthy his notice and calls for explanation. A retired cook, stated by counsel to have been receiving for years a few shillings weekly from the relieving officer, figured as plaintiff to recover money lent by her to a relative and won her huit. Who found the wherewithal to satisfy the solicitor, brief counsel, and pay the fees antecedent to the trial" *#* So the memorial to which 2181 signatures were appended asking Lord Peurhyn to re-consider his determination to discharge from his employment, and turn out of their houses, the two quarrymen who were convicted by the Bangor Bench and heavily fined for offending against the Salmon Fisheries Act, and assaulting a river-watcher and one ot his lordship's so-called "private constables," who, though clad in the uniform of the county con- stabulary, are but game-keepers in disguise, has been treated as waste paper—possibly never read. Thus, not only the men themselves are punished with a severity and harshness, happily, almost with- out precedent, save doubtless on the Penrhyn estate, but those dependent upon them are sharers in their punishment. If it be a rule on this estate that men who dare to disturb the Eacred salmon or lay profane hands upon a river-watcher or game- keeper, are to have their offence dealt with not only by the law of the land, but also by so exalted a per- sonage as the Lord-lieutenant of Carcarvonshiiv, it would be but justice if magistrates, when poitciiiii, cases come under their notice, would bear this rule in mind when imposing the penalty which the law allows, and remember with what severity private power may be subsequently wielded. The sugges- tion that the private constable should be rewarded out of the public purse luckily met with exceedingly scant favour when it came before the Quarter Sessions. In vain did the Chief-constable dilate upon the "bravery" exhibited by the man in simply doing his duty, nor did the display of his muddy, delapidated uniform soften the sympathies of the Court, or lead to a vote of the ratepayers' money by way of rewarding, as Mr Jones-Parry aptly put it-" Lord Penrhyn's private servant." Any such liberality would have been strongly resented by the ratepayers, and justly so, too. The Member for the Boroughs had a very success- ful electoral campaign, and everywhere, especially in the South, was accorded a hearty welcome. He
DISTRICT ELECTORAL ASSOCIA. TIONS. THE urgency of this matter justifies our re- verting to it again this week. There is also a further justification for doing so, in the fact, that in a circular, which has been issued by the General Secretary, convening the annual general meeting of The Carnarvon County and Boroughs Liberal Association," it appears this matter will form part of the busi- ness of that gathering. Thus runs a portion of the Agenda: To consider future organisa- tion of the party in Carnarvonshire." Also, to select future candidates for the two divisions of the county." It would appear from this that the existing association considers itself as representing the two divisions of the county, therefore, competent to undertake the work of selecting their respective future candi- dates. It certainly strikes ue as being some- what strange that the association should con- template entering upon this work under :ts present composition. Are the new divisions prepared to accept their services ? Are we also to understand, from what is thus shadowed forth in the portion of circular quoted, that it is contemplated by the association to work the three constituencies from one centre ? We cannot but think, if we interpret rightly the public feeling relative to this matter, that such an idea savours rather too strongly of central- isation to be acceptable to the constituencies concerned. For one thing, it is strongly felt that such an arrangement will be much too un- wieldy to be worked effectively. Furthermore, the central basis in such a case would be too far removed from the more distant points of the county to secure hearty sympathy and co- operation with its plans and arrangements. The lowering of the Franchise necessarily mul- tiplies the number of voters this will involve an immense amount of labour in carrying out registration work. Hence the machinery should be close and minute in its working. This close, minute work will be impossible from a distant centre. Such a plan as one Central Association for the three distinct dis- tricts is not in accord with that generally obtaining in other counties. The rule is, to let each division of a county to be worked by an Electoral Association of its own, independent of any central control. Looking over the scheme drawn up by the sub-committee appointed by The Liverpool Liberal Association," to consider the best mode of organising the party within the Liverpool area, we find it is expressly recommended that each electoral division into which the city is divided should have its own distinct electoral machinery. Thus run recom- mendations 2nd and 3rd. 2nd.—" Each of the constituencies must be worked in an entirely local manner, under the so-called Caucus System." 3rd.—" There should be in each constituency a general council, large enough to eaable the bulk of the really active politicians to aspire with some prospect of success to a place ou I' say 300 in number." If the several divisions of a borough SC geographically compact as Liverpool REQUTF distinct machinery for their proper WORKING surely a county so extended as Carnnrvoa roUE! find such an arrangement much more neceS: sary. Rule 6th, however, in the Liverpoo, scheme, makes provision for securing a certa.i' understanding between the several local asso' ciations. 6th.—" Though each constituency will bI absolutely and entirely complete within ITS^ just as if it were a separate town returning O01 member, there will be occasions on which re' ] presentatives of the Liberal associations in thi different constituencies comprising- the Live*' pool district will need combined action. Tbi ) nine chairmen of the nine districts will usuall' be enough for this purpose." In a borough, the necessity for a mutual understanding and combined action may bi much greater than in counties. Still, even in counties, it may be found advantageous TO possess an organisation for the purpose of link- ing the several constituencies into which it be divided, to meet exigencies which may turn up. What we are most concerned to impres! upon those with whom rests the responsibility is not the entire deletion of the central associa' tion, but the absolute necessity for the put' pose of its thorough and effective working that each constituency should have a local association, with full power to control its own electoral business. We feel fully assured however, that an association which has under' stood its work so well in the past will not ftill short of its iuty in relation to the future.