1- —■ THE LIGHTING OF BANGOR. ANOTHER PROTEST AGAINST THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. VOTE OF CENSURE ON THE CITY COUNCIL. The heated controversy in regard to the lighting of Bangor by electricity entered upon another phase on Friday evening, when a formal meeting of ratepayers was held at the Penrhyn Hall to pro. test against the action of the City Council in pro- ceeding with the electric light scheme contrary to the wishes of the ratepayers. A fortnight pre- viously a meeting had been held in the same hall by the opponents of the scheme, when a resolution was passed calling upon the City Council (which met next day) to defer the carrying out of the scheme. As this was not considered by some to be a criterion of the feeling of the ratepayers, and as the meeting had not been formally called by the Mayor, the City Council refused to take notice of any resolution passed by it. The leading opponents of the scheme, therefore, restlved to sign a requisi- tion to the Mayor to call another meeting of rate- payers,to take further steps in the matter. Twenty- two of the leading citizens of Bangor, including Messrs Charles Pierce, J.P., Hugh Lloyd Jones, Thomas Edwards, painter; W. Lewis Jones, M.A.; W. Thomas, Metropolitan Bank; W. O. Williams, draper; R. Jones Roberts, solicitor, and others, signed the requisition for the meeting, which was held on Friday evening. Unfortunately, the notices convening the meeting had not been posted up until the day before date of the meeting, and the Mayor (Mr J. E. Roberts), who p esided at the meeting, apologised for the delay, which occurred through his being from home at the beginning of the week. That there is a strong feeling against the electric light scheme amongst a large and influential oection of the ratepayers was apparent from the good attendance at the meeting, though the hall could scarcely be said to be full. There were on the platform such strong opponents and influential citizens as Dr E. O. Price, Dr Rowland Jones, Messrs Thomas Lewis, H. Lloyd Jones, T. Edwards, W. Jones, &c.; whilst in the body of the hall there were others well known in Bangor public life, includ- ing Messrs T. P. Lewis, T. C. Lewis, T. J. Williams, &c. When the Mayor took his season the platform, there were but one or two to sup- port him, and he asked members of the City Council present to come on the platform, when Mr Henry Lewis scored a point by referring to the absence of the gentlemen who had signed the re- quisition from the platform to support their action. The Mayor took the first opportunity of clearing away any misunderstanding as to THE EFFECT OF THE MEETING that might lurk in the minds of some of those pre- sent, by saying that any resolution that might be passed by them would not legally bind the mem- bers of the City Council to carry it out. In regard to the pier question, the resolution of the ratepayers was binding on the Council, but it was not so in this case. An old saying is, When doctors disagree who shall decide ? and it is a curious fact in connection with this controversy that the medical men of the town take leading part on different aides. On the one side in favour of the scheme are Drs Grey Ed- wards and Langford Jones, while no more pro- minent opponents of the scheme can be found than Drs E. O. Price and Rowland Jones. On Dr Price fell the onerous task of presenting the case of the opponents of the scheme to the judgment of the audience, and he did so in a masterly fashion. His style of oratory is dramatic and popular, and his remarks were often greeted with loud ^applause, while his eaustic references to the City Council were well received. In opening his speech, he made good use of Dr Grey Edwards' remark in the previous meeting, in which he described the city as the modern Athens." Amidst frequent ap- plausehe drew his hearers' attention to the fact that in ancient Athens the assembly of the peeple was the final court of appeal, and that Bangor was in this respect emulating her. In ancient Athens there arose a certain class who were called tyrants, who took affairs into their own kands, but the people arose as one mass and put down these tyrants. Then he went on to impeach the Council of showing want of ordinary business caution, in that they had not made any enquiry into the business they were likely to get after the installa- tion of the electric light. They were not even aware of the number of houses that could take the electric light;" and when Dr Grey Edwards at- tempted to reply to the remark, he said that" the reply only proved the ignorance of these gentle- men in this matter." The Council had nothing to go upon but the VAGUE GUESSES OF DBEAMER3 -(laughter)-and he thought they showed most culpable negligence in this respect. He then went on to criticise the report and estimate of Mr Med- hurst, .which said « was tacitly accepted by Se Council, but was utterly worthless and unreliable." "This report," he proceeded, "was divided into two sections, the technical part of which the members of the Council were not capable to judge, nor were they supposed to be; and the financial part, which they ought certainly to have under- stood. Mr Medhurst estimated the revenue of the electric light works as being JE2000 in the first year, from 4000 lights, at 10s per light." At this point a passage of arms took place be- tween the Deputy Town Cierk, who sat by the side g tjhe Mayor, and the speaker, the former saying that the report from which Dr Price quoted was a private one, and the latter replying that he had then the pleasure of making it public. It subse- quently transpired that the report had appeared in the public press. The speaker then went on to say that it was utterly unreasonable to think that the 4000 lamps would be taken up the first year, and even if it were possible the estimate gave 10s as the revenue of each lamp, while, as a matter of fact, the average yield in 23 to,"s in England and Scotland was only 7s 9d per light. He took the six towns of Bournemouth, Cambridge, East- bourne, Hove, Northampton, and Oxford (the nearest to the size of Bangor which took the electric light), a*d showed that the average yield Jf gave on £ 13,000 a revenue of ±15oU. Ihen the expenditure, as he estimated it from other places, with the deadly use of the rule of proportion," was JE2100, made up of JE710 interest and redemption, £1000 working expendi- ture, and £ 390 repairs and maintenance. Thus the undertaking would prove a dead loss of £ 553, in- stead of a profit of £238) as stated in the report. He then asked why had the Council not proved these figures, and why they had not sought the experience of an independent man as to the practical details of the scheme. Thisjpart was all Greek to them, and they had not been educated up to it (laughter and applause). Instead of that, they had swallowed the scheme and rushed contrary to the expressed wishes of the ratepayers to carry it into effect. Why did they not at first take the ratepayers into their confidence? There was too much of the hole and comer business in ^Bangor (hear, hear). They might be in the Venice of the middle ages. A veil of secrecy was hung over all, while they as rate- payers had a right to demand that everything be free and opes. After a rhetorical peroration, the speaker concluded by moving a resolution, That this meeting of the ratepayers of Bangor resolve that the scheme for the lighting of Bangor with electricity should not be proceeded with." The motion was seeonded by MrH. Lloyd Jones, chemist, Upper Bangor, who asked what was the reason of the great hurry for the maturement of the scheme. He thought Dr Grey Edwards at the last meeting said that over 80 towns had gone in for a provisional order, and afterwards dropped the matter. There surely must be a reason for this. He referred to a statement that the electric light was a success at Aoerystwyth, whereas the fact was that it was a complete failure. A few only of the houses took advantage of the scheme, and some of those who did so returned to gas. The town paid JE20 a year for each lamp to light the streets, and he calculated that Bangor would need 100 lamps, which at JE15 a lamp would mean S1500, instead of JE290, the price paid for lighting the town at present. One of the reasons given them for the haste was that the gas produced was not sufficient for the town, and he thought that I the responsibility for this lay upon the shoulder of the TWELVE APOSTLES OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT." Moreover, this could easily be remedied by erecting a gasholder. He was told that the chief reason for the haste, however, was that the supporters of the scheme knew that the rates would in a short time have to be raised Is 6d or 2s in the JE, on account of the large expenditure on the improve- ments already effected, and this would mean fare- well to their scheme. These speakers and subsequent Ones had to struggle against frequent interruptions from various persons, especially from a publican who sat on the first seat, and a blind man. The uproar at times was such that the Mayor was compelled to threaten the interrupters with a "chucking out," and the police were requisitioned to keep an eye on them. It was evident that party feeling ran his-h. On rising to oppose the resolution,Dr Grey Ed- wards created much merriment by a lapsus lingua, calling Mr Lloyd Jones, Mr Lloyd George. Mr 0 George's nama was received with loud applause. In aBswer to Mr Lloyd Jones's reference t; the 80 towns which had dropped the electric light, the speaker said that this occurred when the light was in its infancy. During the last four years, out of about 90 provisional orders only about two had been revoked. He said that he did not think Dr Price could have found such a bad mare's nest (laughter). With regard to the statement of 7s 9d as the average revenue of each lamp, the speaker said that in the towns Dr Price named, the electric light was making rapid strides, and new mains were being put down continually. But while some of the lamps were laid during the first months of the year, a large number of them were laid during the last months of the year, thus throwing the expense of lay- ing on the past year,while the profit was not made until the following year. That these towns cer- tainly considered that the investment was a good one, was proved by the enormous increase in the capital laid dawn in it. In Bournemouth, for in- stance, in 1893, the capital was £ 40,000, while at the end of 1894 it was £ 50,000; and while the lamps in 1893 numbered 14,552, at the end of 1894 they numbered 18,770. Seme very dispa- raging remarks had been made about the members of the City Council; but for honesty of purpose they would not let their opponents beat them. They had given deep thought and consideration to the matter, when the ratepayers were asleep to the movement. Since 1878 they had been TINKERING WITH THE GASWORKS, and had spent aboutJESO, 000 upon them. Now they thought they ought to make a good job of them, instead of being continually patching. Therefore, they had the matter thrashed out, and came to the conclusion that this was the best way to proceed under the circumstances. They wanted the electric light, first, as an assistance to the gas works; and secondly, because electricity was the coming light, and they were determined to keep Bangor abreast of the times(applause). Thecause of the popularity of Bangor at present was the forward policy of its public bodies. With regard to the argument why the Council hai not ob- tained the opinion of experts on Mr Medhurst's scheme, Dr Grey Edwards referred to the case of Chester, where they had been in great difficulty in consequence of such discourtesy. Further, the Council had had the assistance of the consulting engineer to a leading electrical firm, and he had been in conversation with Mr W. H. Preece, and they both approved of the scheme. Mr Medhurst in his report said distinctly that the 4000 lights would not be taken up the first year, and yet they had considered it better to go on with the matter. One of the silliest remarks made was that Bangor was too small a town for the electric light. Surely if Colonel Platt, Mr Kneeshaw, and private per- sons in 'Llandudno, could instal electric light in their houses, with less cost than gas, the town of Bangor certainly could. The speaker was fre- quently applauded, and laid the case before the audience in a capable manner. On the Chairman asking if there was any amend- ment to the resolution, Dr Evans, Brynkinallt, moved one to the effect that though not condemning the electric light, they con- demned the manner in which the Council had proceeded in the matter without consulting the ratepayers. This was not seconded. Another amendment was moved by a tailor (whose name was not given), commending Jthe resolution of the City Council. Much merriment was caused by the style of the speaker. During the course of his address, he asked why "the opponents of the scheme had not brought out men to oppose the present members at the recent elections on the question, so that the ratepayers might have an opportunity of giving a clear mandate in the matter. Mr W. Mark Owen seconded this amendment, and at- tempted to speak; but before he had uttered a few words, a terrible uproar arose, during which it was impossible to hear what Mr Owen had to say. The uproar continuing for some time, the speaker made convulsive efforts to make himself heard, gesticulating in a wild manner, until at last he had to retire amid much laughter. The only sentence that could be heard was, This is not a laughable question, gentlemen." The Chairman ruled this amendment out of order. After Dr Price had replied, a vote was taken, and the :Mayor announced that the resolu- tion had been carried by a large majority. The proposer of the next resolution was Mr Owen Owen, draper, and his resolution was to the effect that in the opinion of the meeting the Town Council had violated the principle of constitutional government in proceeding with the, scheme con- trary to the wishes of the ratepayers. The speaker created some amusement at the outset by a slip of the tongue, saying that "he hoped that his resolution would not be understood. It was a vote of eensure on the unfortunate 13 members of the Council." The speaker was frequently in terrupted by a person at the back of the hall. This created an uproar, which was with difficulty sup- pressed by the Chairman. Mr Owen asked what they should do with the members of the Council, and a voice answered TtrB» THEM OUT." "Yes," said Mr Owen, amidst general laughter, and unless they do what we ask them we must give them notice to quit." Mr T. J. Willliams, who seconded the resolution, complained that it had been said about him that he could only make bullets for others to shoot them. He, however, was going to shoot as well. It had even been said that he, as a public servant, should not take part in public affairs, and he had even been threatened. He was, however, still going to take as much interest as before. As an explanation why candidates had not been nominated to oppose the present members of the Council on this matter, he said that this action of the Council had taken place too late to allow them to do so. Had it not been so, two gentlemen were ready to enter the field in opposition to them. The Council had blundered before the last meeting, but he considered it a social crime on their part to proceed with the scheme againt an unanimous town. Mr Richard Davies, architect, explained his con- duct as one of the majority on the Council. Loud cries of Shame were raised when he stated that he was not going to carry out the resolution of a meeting called by one section only of the rate- payers. Mr Henry Lewis, in answer to several references to his alleged inconsistency, quoted words from a German author to the effect that consistency was but the virtue of little men (laughter). He said that two mistakes had been made. The Council had made a mistake in not consulting the rate- payers in this matter, while the ratepayers had also made a mistake in not rousing themselves to t their interests, until it w&s too late-after the ex- pense had been incurred. He maintained that it was necessary to spend a great deal of money, and a better return would be got from the electric light. The causes of the haste in this matter were, first, in order that as little money should be spent on the gasworks as possible, and also that they might secure the support of those persons which would be sure to obtain an installation of electric light even if the city failed to provide it. Mr T. Lewis complained 1 hat Mr Lewis was misled in his reading of Mr Newbigging's report, and so made misleading statements. In support of his contention, he read the report, and said that it was avidect that Mr Newbigging only recom- mended erecting a gasholder in Hiraei, wnicn would be as easily controlled there as at the gas works. It might be desirable, at some future time," to remove the works there. He then pro- ieeded to show that experience was wholly against A town like Bangor adopting the electric light. After some further conversation the resolution was adopted by a large majority. The meeting then appointed a deputation, con- sisting of Messrs T. Lewis, W. Lewis Jones, C. Pierce, W. Jones (High street), Dr Price, and Dr Rowland Jones, with power to add to their num- ber, to appear, at the enquiry which would be held by the Local Government Board. The meeting, which had lasted from "eight o'clock until close upon eleven o'clock, was brought to a close by a vote of thanks to the chairmanf on the motion of Mr T. Edwards.
BANGOR BANKRUPTCY COURT. A sitting of the Bankruptcy Court was held at Bangor on Monday, before His Honour Sir Hor- atio Lloyd. THE AFFAIRS OF MR JOSEPH STRINGER. Mr Huw Rowland applied for the discharge in bankruptcy of Joseph Stringer, china and glass dealer,. Bangor.—The Official Receiver (Mr LI. Hugh Jones) reported that the liabilities were £ 663 19s 2d, and the assets JE244 10s lOd, a first and final dividend of 5s 9id having been paid. The objections to the application, which were not strongly pressed, were that the debtor had not kept proper books of account, and that the assets had not realised 10s in the pound.-Debtor, who attributed his failure to loss on the sale of car- riages, illness of himself and wife, and having to defend a prosecution brought against him by a servant and dismissed, was granted his discharge subject to his dividend being increased to 63 8d, which would represent a further payment of £20. AN UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE. The discharge of T. Parry Williams, painter and ironmonger, Abergele, late of Penmaenmawr- ^and Llangefni, was granted unconditionally. The lia- bilities were JE207 103 4d, and a first and final dividend of 4s BId had been paid. THE ESTATE OF THE LATE CAPTAIN PRITCHARD- RAYNER. In the estate of the late Captain Pritchard-Ray- ner, of Trescawen, Anglesey the Official Receiver moved for an order calling upon the executrix of the deceased gentleman to file certain statements of accounts relating to the administration of the estate, which at the time of his decease was in- solvent. Mr Laurie, who appeared for thA ex- ecutrix, said that she was prepared to make an affidavit stating that there was no estate. As to the preparation of the accounts it would involve considerable cost, and the point was who was to be liable for it. The creditors would receive no benefit from the return, the application for which was made by the petitioning creditors-a firm of Rugby solicitors. His Honour said that it first must be ascertained whether there was an estate at the time of the death of the debtor, and directed the filing of an affidavit bearing upon the matter. THE AFFAIRS OF THE EX-MAYOR OF PWLLHELI. In the bankruptcy of Edward Jones, S^ontium terrace, Carnarvon, at one time Mayor of_Pwillaeli, Mr Collingwood Hope (instructed by Mr Cart- wright, Chester,) applied on behalf of the trustees, Messrs Jones and Thomas, chartered accountants, Liverpool, for an order setting aside one made by Mr Justice Grantham appointing William Jones receiver; for a declaration that he was not a second creditor and that he be called upon to pay the costs of the present application.—Mr Greer (instructed by Messrs Edwards and Symonds, Liverpool,) opposed the application on behalf of the respondent, who lives at Pelham read, Bootle, and who had made advances to the debtor. Ou behalf of the trustees it was contended that the application had been made after an act of bank- ruptcy on the part of the debtor, and at a time when it was known that he was hopelessly 1^S(^" vent. A number of affidavits were read on both sides, the respondents relying chiefly upon one made by Mr R. A. Griffith, the solicitor to the debtor, in which he stated that he called a meeting of creditors at Chester to point out to them that the debtor was bodily and mentally prostrated, and it was, therefore, inadvisable that he should be pressed at such a time for payment of his debts. On the other hand, Mr Collingwood Hope sub- mitted that the calling together of the creditors at Chester was an act of bankruptcy, and should have been mentioned to Mr Justice Grantham, to whom the ex-parte application was not made until six weeks later. The money, it was_ incidentally stated, was the income arising out of a portion of the capital left by the debtor in Liverpool, and which was claimed by the trustees of his wi e un- der her marriage settlement. His Honour sai he would give judgment at the Chester court. p.MM A FARMER'S DIFFICULTIES. In the bankruptcy of Edwin Roberts, Crothbin- gan uchaf, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy, Mr Madden (instructed by Messrs Jones Porter and Amphlett) moved on behalf of the trustee, Mr J. E. Roberts, auctioneer, Rhyl, to set aside as a fraud- ulent preference the sale of certain farm stock to Owen Jones, Bryngosul, Llandudao, butcher; Edward Jones, Ty'ntwll.and R. Jones, Bath, Llan- bedr. In May last the debtor had two writs served upon him-one at the instance of his sIster, for moaey lent. He applied to the solicitors of the trustee to give him time until the end of the sea- son, so that he might have the opportunity of selling his crops. The managing clerk of Mr Porter and one of the creditors visited the farm, and, finding that he had omitted from the list he had supplied the former several head of stock and other effects, it was decided to issue execution. Within a week the debtor filed his own petition, and it was discovered that in the meantime he had disposed of the stock in question to the respond- ents.—Mr Greer (instructed by Messrs Chamber- lain and Johnson) represented the respondents,and contended that they had acted in a bona-fide manner, the stock having been purchased prior to the commission of any act of bankruptcy.—His Honour refused the application, without costs.
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I "UN ROMANCIER TAILLEUR." In a recent issue of the Journal des Debats," a leading Parisian journal devoted to literature and politics, an article appeared from the pen of Mons. Le Braz on the writings of the late Daniel Owen, the Welsh novelist. The writer is one of the little coterie of French litterateurs who have made them selves acquainted with Wales and its literature, and some time 'ago visited Daniel Owen, the tailor romancist," as he affectionately calls him. The writer says :— The English papers announce in moving and sympathetic terms the premature death of Daniel Owen. I do not fancy that this name arouses many memories on this side of the Channel. The French contemporary mind prides itself-with reason-on no longer living shut up within itself, but on opening out everywhere its frontiers to the intellectual manifestations of other countries. But our knowledge of foreigu literature does not pre- vent us still from being precariously, and, as it is said, insufficiently informed. Here is, in fact, a writer in whom his countrymen recognise one of the highest, one of the purest incarnations of their race, and of whom it is scarcely necessary to say that the work, the genius, the name even, are to us totally unknown. One knows merely that there exists a Welsh literature of a singularly original and profound character, more preoccupied, perhaps, than any other in fixing in its notations of an almost religious sincerity the most changing aspects of the modern mind. It is a small country, this lai-d of Wales, at first sight wild and rough- Wild Wales," as the English call it. But how hospitable when one penetrates it! Above all, how much vitality What admiration of all the noble forms of life one finds there In no part of the world will one find a culture at once stronger and freer, or amongst the masses an originality more daring. Not a Liberal reform has been accomplished in England in the course of this cen- tury of which the Welsh have not at the com- mencement set the example by realising it at home by their personal resources and their own activity. A democratic sentiment, powerful and wise on the whole, animates the conscience of this robust little nation. And it is also this spirit :which impregnates the hole of their literature and which has found in Daniel Owen, according to the opinion of compe- tent judges, its most faithful, perspicacious, and eloquent interpreter. It is not that the quantity of works of this Welsh novelist was large; he would make but a poor figure by the side of the enormous pile of the Rougon-Macquart," al- though, be it said in passing, the woiks wÀich he composed have been propagated, as have those of M. Zola, to some thousands and thousands of copies. Three or four volumes of novels, amongst which the most noted are "The Village" and The Adventures of Enoch Huws," a long study of ecclesiastical manners, which has for its title Rhys Lewis, pastor of Bethel," I believe, are all that Daniel.Owen bequeathed to posterity. Bear in mind that his literary career extended over more than twenty years. Where is there amongst us the literary tyro who has not as many, if not more, to his name ? Even the most shallow seam- ingly of these narratives is full of substance, ob- servation, and; reality; nothing artificial or mediocre, only conscientiousness and absolute in- tegrity.^ The spirit of the whole nation is em- bodied m the work of Daniel Owen in one power- ful abridgement; it has only to be seen to be recognised. The Welsh, at least, affirm it. What higher praise of any writer do you know of ? No one more than Daniel Owen has been a prophet in his own country. A universal esteem and venera- tion surrounded hina. All classes discussed with emulation his works immediately they appeared. Their publication, whether in book form or in periodicals of the Principality, assumed'the pro- portions of a national event. Few contemporary authors have been more read and re-read. As soon as you put your foot in Wales, in every house the same recommendation was. expressed: "Be sure not to leave without having visited Daniel Owen, our great novelist." All those who have accomplished this visit have surely preserved al very original impression. You landed one beautifu day at Wyddgrug (in English, Mold), a neat, pretty town in the county of Flint, where Daniel Owen has lived all his life, except the years of study passed at Bala, the great intellectual centre of Wales. The first comer of whom you inquired for the residence of the celebrated writer was eager to conduct you there, and you stopped, not with- out astonishment, before the modest shop of a "tailor and draper." There it was! "Daniel Owen received you himself on the threshold of his door, waited politely while you explained to him the motive which brought you there, then showed you into a room at the back, which was half parlour and half workroom. Long before Tolstoi had preached the regenera- tion of mankind by maneal labour, Daniel Owen had applied the method on his own account, without doing s), it is true, in theory, and simply because it assured the dignity of his life, the pen having always seemed to him an instrument of beauty and not of lucre. Not one of the least sin- gularities of this remarkable man was the absence of aH literary pose. It had not occurred to him to open to his reputation a field more vast; if he had written in English his books and his fame would have gained by the universality of that language. He preferred to remain faithful to the nationai idiom. It was sufficient for him that he had raised to the literature of his country an imperish- able monument. His ambition never went farther. At his obsequies, which took place last week, the whole of Wales was represented. The prin- cipal towns of England even, in a spirit of una- nimity, sent delegates to the ceremony The tailor novelist of Mold had, it appears, the most imposing of funerals. He sleeps now in the ceme- tery of his native town, in the midst of the fami- liar surroundings. Of all the speeches which have been pronounced, of all the epitaphs which have been read over his, tomb, I will only cite that phrase wherein is said so much What Walter Scott was for Scotland, Daniel Owen was for Wales."
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HOW TO DEFEAT OUR ENEMIES. Everything that tends to weaken our constipation and render it liable to diseases is an enemy of maa- kind, and everthing that tends to withstand the attacks of these enemies and to restore health and strength to the human, system is a true friend Among the most promineut and most dreadful like so many generals in the attacking fcrces of the great enemy of mankind—death—may be trentioned Indigestion, liver complaint, nervous disorder and chest affections, while the different symptoms by which these diseases manifest themselves m*v be regarded 9S so many sub-ofeeers in te ranks of the enemy. When any me of these attacks us we mav be certain that some of the othe s are close at hand The stomach, liver, lungs, nerves, and blood are portions of the body that the enemy is very prone DO assail, and if he succeeds in maintaining his position for any length of time m any one of them, and is not quickly expelled, he soon extends his pernicious fJominions to other parts of tne body. yv htn the stomach is disordered we may be certain thar the •aemymso^eform or other has gained a foothold there, and if the food be not or p rly digested the blood does not receive a sufficiency of the vital particles necessary to diffuse through all part < of the system in order to afford proper nourishment to the body. The beat friend in such cases, and the one most certain to assist you in repelling the enemy un- det any of the above gu ses is Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters. It is a natural remedy, being entirely vegetable, each dose containing a suitable quantity of Q Jinme, together with the active principles of the following well-known medicinal herbs -Sarsapirilla, Gentian, Burdock, Saffron, Lavender, and Dandelion, combined in most happy proportions, and concentra- tedin a pure stat?, as well as being scientifically pra- pared to be suitable to all ages, ancl at all seasons of tbe year. Tonielym Evan8' Quini"e Bitters. The vegetable Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters. The Vegetable Tonic. Sold in 2s 9d and 4s 6d bottles. Sample 18 1 id size. See the name Gwilym Evans" onstamp, Label, and Bottle. This is important as there are numerous imitations. Sole Proprietors QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD., LLANELLY,, SOUTH WALES.
CARNARVONSHIRE AND ANGLESEY INFIRMARY. Annual Meeting. On Monday the annnal meeting of the lnfirmarj was held under the presidency of Mr H. Clegg There was a larpe attendance, including Lord and Lady Penrhyn, < Jol. Sackvile West, and the Hon. E. Y. Sackville West. REPORT OF THE INMKMABY COMMITTEE. The Secretary (Mr J. Smith) submitted the re- port of the Infirmary committee, in :which it was stated that though the reopening of the Infirmary by Mrs Davies (Treborth) took place on the 30th November, 1894, no patients were admitted until the 17th December. The total sum spent upon the additions and alterations was £382028 7d. There had also been expended upon furniture £ 358 2s 6d, while new instruments had been obtained at a cost of £ 56 19s lOd. In furnishing the Infirmary the committee had received assistance from Lord and Lady Penrhyn, Mr H. Clegg, Miss Davies, Tre- borth; Mr E. A. Young, Rev W. Edwards, Mr Hugh Owen, watchmaker Miss Hughes, Bryn Menai Miss Wynne Jones and Mrs Kneeshaw. Satisfaction was expressed at the careful and eco- nomical management of the institution, the average cost per week of 29 persons being 5s 8fd. 1-1 4 Gratification was due to the medical stuff and the nurses for the care and the attention which they had always shown to the patients. The in-patients admitted numbered 99, including nine children, which gave a daily average of 16, while their average length of stay was 20i days. Everything having been made to introduce all modern im- provements and to provide every requisite for the proper care and comfort of patients, it was to be hoped that the public would show their apprecia- tion of the present conditions of the institution by adding their names to the list of subscribers. The income during:the past year amounted to £ 1029 14s, which was made up as follows: Subscriptions, JE302 2s 6d; Church and chapel collections and dona- tions, X125 19s 6d; invested funds, X487 2s 6d; and in-patients' fees, S114 9s 6d. The expenditure es- timated at the same rate for a full year would be £1260, while j670 had to be voted in aid of the dispensary. As the infirmary was already in debt of £ 67 7s 2d, while the estimated expenditure ex- ceeded the receipts by £230, and that the dispen- sary was certain t.) need an annual vote of about £ 70, it would readily be seen that there would be a great need of additional subscriptions, donations and collections. Mr H. Clegg said that the work done by the in- stitution during the nine months it had been opened mast be a] source of gratification to all, 56 cases having been reported as cured. The econo- mical way in which the institution had been worked was a credit to the matron, Miss Paynter, and her staff. The medical staff also deserved their high- est admiration and thanks for their skill and at- tention. One matter he wished to draw their at- tention to was the excess of expenditure over in- come, but he trustea that those present would bring influence to bear upon their friends with the object of furthering the interests of the institu- tion. He moved that the report be adopted. The proposal, having been seconded by Mr George Farren, Carnarvon, was carried uuani- mously. THE DISPENSARY. The Secretaiy further read the report of the dis- pensary department for the year ending 25th October, which showed that during the past year there had been a steady increase in the member- ship of the dispensary. There was at present 195 heads of families and others, representing in all 532 individuals, who had pa.id their contributions regularly from the commencement of their mem- bership. The fee of one penny charged on each bottle of medicine supplied—but not more than three to be charged to any one member the same week—amounted to £9 15s 7d, which showed that over 2300 bottles of medi- cine were dispensed in the course of the quarter, and that represented about an equal num- ber of consultations or visits at the patients' houses. That work was done mainly among the classes of people who formerly used to be out- patients of the Infirmary. The subscriptions during the yeir amounted ;to £ 301,19s 7d, a de- crease upon the previous;¡'year. The members' contributions amounted to JB120 Os 4d. The com- mittee were pleased to understand that the mem- bership was increasing steadily, as shown Jby the contributions, which were an increase of JB16 16s 9d upon the previous year, which was satisfactory considering the short time the dispen- sary had been in operation. Colonel Sackville West moved the adoption of the report. Mr W. Edwards, Glasinfryn, seconded. In answer to Mr C. F. Priestley, the secretary said that the patients from the district numbered 99. Dr E. O. Price having made a few remarks, the report was adopted, and ordered to be printed. FINANCIAL [STATEMENT. The financial statement submitted showed that there was a balance of J6459 6s 6d in hand from last year, the balance due to treasurer being £ 67 7s 2d. The total income amounted to £1029 14s, the expenditure being J61556 7s 8d. The capital account showed that £ 590 2s 7d had been paid to contractors and architects; memorial tablet to the late Mrs Symes, L14 9s 6d balance in treasurer's hands, JE859 13s 6d. The financial statement was adopted. DR FARLEY'S REPORT. Dr Farley (house surgeon) reported as follows —In-patients admitted from the 7th of December, 1894, to the 25th cf October, 1895,-medical, 47; surgical, 52; total, 99. Cured, 56; very much improved, 8; relieved, 13; incurables, 3; died, 5; remaining, 14. RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. Lord Pearhyn, in proposing the re-election of Mr H. Clegg president for the third time, said that the general feeling of the committee and the subsribers was that Mr Clegg should allow him- self to be again re-elected. Mr Priestley having seconded, the motion was passed unanimously. Mr Clegg, in returning thanks, observed that it had been a labour of love, and if it was the unani- mous desire of the committee thtft he should retain office, for another year, his services were at their disposal. COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT. On the motion of Mr George Farren, seconded by Mr J. Griffith (Bee Hive), the following were elected on the Committee of ManagementMr H. Clegg (president), the Bishop of Bangor, Lord and Lady Penrhyn, Dean of Bangor, Rev W. Edwards, Dr Hughes, Colonel Platt, Mr Robert Davies, Mr T. Lewis (Gartherwen), Mr W. Pughe, Mr J. Price, Mr .J. Glynne Jones, Mr R. H. Pritchard, Col. Sackville West, Professor Arnold, Dr Grey Edwards, Dr Lloyd, Dr R. Jones, Dr Langford Jones, Mr Priestley, Rev H. Davies- Owen, Major Williams, Mr Thomas Pritchard, Mr E. A. Young, Dr Price, Mr D. Cameron, Mrs Edwards, MrW. A. Foster, Miss Davies (Treborth), and Miss Wynne Jones. AUDITORS. Mr W. Pughe and Mr J. Pritchard, Bodhyfryd, were thanked for their services as auditors, with a request that they should act again for the current year. TREASURERS. Messrs Williams and Co., of the Old Bank, Bangor, were re-elected treasurers. VOTE OF THANKS. On the motion of Mr Clegg, seconded by Col. West, a cordial vote of thanks was accorded the physicians and surgeons for their services.
l CARNARVON SHIRE CON GREG A- TIONALISTS. On Monday, the aunual meeting of the Church Aid Society of the Congregationalists of Carnar- vonshire, comprising the two unions of Arvon and Lleyn and Eifionydd, was held at Salem Chapel, Carnarvon. Principal Herber Evans, D.D., the chairman of the society, presided.—The Rev T. Jones presented the annual report from the aided churches, all of which were in a flourishing con- dition. During the year the following grants had been paid:—Aberdaron, £18; Beldgelert, £ 10; Penrhynside, Llandudno, XIO; Llanbedrog and Mynytho, Pwllheli, £ 10; Chwarelgoch, Bethesda, Llithfaen, S7 Capel Helyg and Sardis, £6; Nazareth and Pantglas, £ 7 Penrhyndeudraeth, i Llansantffraid, X3; Nanty Btnglog, £ 5; and C-eidio, £ 5 —The treasurer (Mr R. R. Stythe) presented the balance sheet, which showed that the receipts for the year amounted to £ 115 7s 2 £ d, the payments being jEllS Is 2|d. leaving a balance m hand of X3 6s.—On the motion of the Rev H. Ivor Jones, seconded by the Rev W. J. Nicholson, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mrs J. Rylands, of Manchester, and Mr W. Rathbone, of Liverpool, for their donations of 20 guineas and 5 guineas respectively, to the funds of the society.- Alderman W. J. Williams proposed, and the Rev R. Rowlands (Bethesda) seconded a vote of sym- pathy, which was unanimously passed, with Mr W. Rathbone on the recent death of his son and brother, Alderman P. H. Rathbone.-The follow- ing grants were voted to weak churches for the ensuing year Glan Conway, £ 4;jBethel, Colwyn, £5; Ceidio, æõ; Nantybenglog, £5; Penrhyn- deudraeth, jEo; Pantglas and Nazareth, £ 7; Capel Helyg and Sardis, £ 6; Llithfaen, £ 7; Chwarelgoch, Bethesda, £ i0; Llanbedrog and Mynytho, £10; Penrhynside, Llandudno, £ 10; Beddgelert, ClO; and Aberdaron, £ i8.
AGAIN AT WORK AT HIS BENCH. Let's have a short talk with short words. As for myself, I always did like people to talk so I could understand them the first time, and not have to overhaul their words afterwards to find out what they want to say. Did you ever see people that made you think of a rabbit in the grass, always looking out for things to get scared at, and to run away from! Of course. Now what is natural in a rabbit may not be so in a man. The rabbit can't fight, and so he has to run. But a human being ought not to get flustered so easily. We are made to stand our ground better. Yet grown men sometimss seem to be as fidgetty and full of alarms as defenceless little animals. Here is one who says, If anyone knocked at the door it set my heart all in a flutter." We won't say that this man wanted common courage, for that isn't true. He was naturally as plucky as you are, but something had gone wrong with him. Poke a straw against the back of a man's hand and he takes no notice; poke it in his eye and he J ,1ues. Now every sound that comes to the ear, strikes j » gainst a set of nerves—little white cords—inside oi it, and the nerves carry the news to the brain, ctnse by. When these nerves are in good form we .n't mind one sound in ten thousand. But when ;y are sore, weak, and tend r, a penny dropped on the floor makes a racket ke the firing of a pistol. The person with the sore nerves jumps, and his heart struggles as a cumrybird does when you hit its cage a whack with, stick-a mean thing to do. So you see a man 11);.Y have courage enough to be a general in the army and still be upset by a sudden knock on his door. It is not the man, it is Lis nervous system that flutters. "No difference," you say ? Yet there is—a lot of difference. There. Now we will have the whole story in Mr Shaw's own words, which are short and plain as the words in the books our little ones read at school. He goes on to say, I am a boot and shoe maker, and have lived in the district 50 years. I was always sound and all right up to October, 1888. Then I fell ill without knowing what ailed me. My mouth tasted badly, my appetite failed, and after eating I had pain in the chest and sides. I often felt faint and dizzy, as if I should fall, and had a deal of palpitation of the heart. I got so nervous that if any one knocked at the door it set my heart all in a flutter. Later on I was seized with pains in the back and kidneys, that were like being stabbed with a knife. The secretion from my kidneys was thick and white, and passed only with great difficulty. The pain in my bladder made me suffer like a martyr at the stake; I was in agony with it day and night. My friends told me I had Bright'^ disease, and could not get well. I got so weak 1 could hardly walk, and often I could only work at my trade five minutes or so at a time. I took all kinds of medicine, but got no relief. In this way, I lived along for three years, when a gentleman living at Gaicsboro* told me of Mother- Seigel's Curative Syrup. I bought a bottle at Broomhead's drug store, West Stockwith, and when I had used it up I had no more pain, and the flow from my kidneys was of a natural oolour. When I had finished a second bottle I felt like a new man. By an occasional dose since then I keep in good health. My friends say my recovery is a miracle. After what I have gone through I am surprised to find myself alive and well. Several people who had the same complaint, and had the best medical treatment, are now in their graves.. I am confident Seigel's Syrup would have cured them. (Signed) William Shaw, East Stockwith, near Gainsboro', Jan. 3rd, 1893." We end this plain and impressive case in a few more short words. Mr Shaw's complaint was in- digestion and dyspepsia, which both starved and poisoned his nerves, and would, no doubt, soon have wholly stopped the beating of that troubled heart of his. Thank Mercy, he got the remedy before it was too late Minds and bodies, bodies and minds Yet where is our courage, power, and skill when these poor bodies are torn by disease ? To help us at such times is the mission of good Mother Seigel.
Festiniog. DANIEL OWEN,-The Miss Jones mentioned in the will of the late Mr Daniel Owen, the celebrated Welsh author, is a sister of Ffestinfab. It is to her that the deceased bequeathed the royalty upon "Ystraeon y Pentan."