(JALVIMSTHJ METHODIST I ASSOCIATION. MEETINGS AT BEATJMAKIS. lleligiclls Education in Elementary ° School? The quarterly meetings of the North Wales Calvinistic Methodists were held at Beaumaris on Tuesday and Wednesday, under the presidency of the Rev Griffith Parry, D.D., moderator. During the early portion of Tuesday preliminary meetings were held, followed in the afternoon by a meeting of the Association. THE DELEGATES. The delegates wet o the following :— 0 Ex-moderators.—Revs Hugh Jones, D.D., Liverpool; James Donne, Llangefni; Daniel Rowlands, M.A.; John Williams, Rhyl; Thomas Owen, Portmadoc; Owen Jones, B.A., Llansant- ffraid; W. James, B.A., Manchester; T. J. Wheldon, E.A., Bangor; N. Cynhafal Jones, D.D., Colwyn Bay Thomas Roberts, Bethesda; and John Roberts, Tai Hen, Anglesey. Anglesey.—Revs R. Williams, Llangwyllog; Evan Jones, Llangristiolus; Messrs John Hughes, jun., Bryndu and W. Hughes, Beaumaris. Lleyn and Eifionydd.-Revs John Evans, B.A., Pwllheli; Griffith Parry, Portmadoc; Messrs Wil- liam Jones, Pandy, Pwllheli; and Joha Rowlands, Pwllheli. Arvon.—Revs JR. D. Rowland, Carnarvon; D. W. Jones, Upper Bangor; Messrs D. Griffith, Nebo; and W. Edwards, Glasinfryn, near Bangor. Yale of Conway.—Revs H. Barrow Williams, Llandudno; Evan Hughes, Talybont; Messrs" David Jones, Llwynfryn, Llandudno; and W. M. Jones, Maenan. Vale of Clwyd.—Revs Thomas Gee, Denbigh R. Ambrose Jones, Trefnant; Messrs Robert Jones, Voryd, Rhyl; and. R. Roberts, Llansannan. Flint.—Revs Robert Davies, Holywell; R. Jones, Rhosllanerchrugog; Messrs Edward Hughes, LIa*erchymor; and David Roberts, Holywell. East Merioneth.-Revs W. ;W. Lloyd, Gwyddel- wern; Isaac Jones, Llandderfel; Messrs W. T. Owen, do.; and John Jones, Rhydlydan. West Merioneth.-Revs David Roberts, Rhiw; John Jones, Penrhyndeadraeth; Messrs T. E. Richards, Llan Festiniog; and Lewis Jones, J.P., Barmouth. Higher Montgomery.—Revs John Pritchard, Birmirgham; D. B. Edmunds, Newtown Messrs John Jones, J.P., Welshpool; and John Jones, Llangadfan. Montgomery Presbytery.—Rev John Davies, Berriew; and Mr John Jones, Gnildfield. Lancashire Presbytery.—Rev O. D. Jones. An- Held Messrs W. Evans, Bottle; and Lavid Richards, Chester. Liverpool.-Revs W. Jcnes and E. J. Evans; Messrs J. S. Jones and Edward Smallwood. I; Manchester.—Rev W. Wynne Davies and Mr W. Williiams. THE NEXT ASSOCIATION. It was decided to hold the next Association at II Ruthin on the 21, 22, and 23 of April. 1896. ELECTION OF MODERATOR. I Fourteen gentlemen were nominated for the office of moderator for the current year, but the scrutineers reported that the Rev Josiah Thomas, M.A., and the Rev Owen Owens, Liverpool, had obtained the highest number of votes. The voting on the above gentlemen resulted in the election of the former. COMMITTEE OF THE ASSOCIATION. The secretary (the Rev J. Owen, M.A.) submit- ted the report of the proceedings of the Association Committee held in the mining, which stated that a letter had been received from Mr J. Bryn Ro- berts M.P., respecting the Chapel Leasehold .En- franchisement Bill and the Chapel Sites Bill, in which he stated that those measures had been brought forward in the House of Commons every year fcut they had been lost owing to want of time'to consider them, or the action of the House of Lords in rendering them useless. On one oc- casion he had been successful in getting the for- I mer Bill through the Committee of the House of II Commons, but no day was appointed for the third reading. It went a second time through the House of Commons, but because of the Lords in- sisting upon a Provisional Order before a land- owner was compelled to sell, they considered that II it would be too costly. Consequently the Bill was abandoned. The committee recommended that Mr I Roberts be asked to bring the Bills again before the House of Commons during the next session, I and to thank him for his services in past years. On the motion of Mr W. Edwards, Glasinfryn, seconded by Mr Edward Griffith, J.P., Dolgelley, I the report was adopted. ELECTION OF SECRETARY. I A large number was nominated for the post of I secretary for the next three years, the Revs John I Williams, B.A., Dolgelley, and R. Lloyd, Holy- head, receiving the highest number of votes. On a subsequent vote being taken the former was I' declared elected. HOLYHEAD ENGLISH CHURCH. A communication was received from the Anglesey Monthly Meeting asking the Association to recon- 1 sider their action in reducing the annual grant to ] the English church at Holyhead by 115. The Rev W. James, B.A., Manchester, main- i tained that this matter ought to be referred to the < English cause sub-committee.. 1 RavO. Hughes said that the Association might j do more harm than good by refusing to consider < the application. 1 After a shcrt discussion it was decided to ask < the Anglesey Monthly Meeting to refer the matter to the consideration of the sub-committee. II EXAMINER. 1 The Rev J. Williams, Princes' road, Liverpool, j was appointed to examine applicants for the ministry during the next two years. j CONNEXIONAL TEMPEBANCE SOCIETY. The secretary submitted the report of the General Assembly, held at London, having refer-l, ence to the formation of a connexional temperance 80The'Rev D. Rowlands, M.A., observed that other denominations hpd established temperance societies, and it was high time that the Calvinistic J: Methodists should do likewise. •; The Rev J. Eiddon Jones suggested that the matter be referred to the various Monthly Meet- ings for their consideration. After further discussion the suggestion was adopted. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY 1:1 SCHOOLS. IMPORTANT DISCUSSION. SB The Rev John Williams, B.A., Dolgelley, read an able paper on this subject. He said that the I question was the most important which was now before the country, and demanded the most serious attention 8f the Association. He referred to the terms of the compromise of 1870 as embodied in the Cowper-Teaaple jClause, that no catechism or formulary of a religious body might be taught in Board Schools; and the conscience clause enabling parents to withdraw their children from such edu- cation in all elementary schools—whether board or voluntary. He gave statistics showing the present position of these schceb. Number of Voluntary Schools, 14.605; average attendance, 2,449,008. Number of Board Schools, 5151; average attend- i ance. 1,805,306. The voluntary schools are divided as followsChurch of England, 11,897 Roman Catholics, S85 Wesleyan, 503 British and unde- nominational, 1220. There are over 10,000 parishes in which no School Board s have as yet been formed. In nearly all of these the schools are Church of England schools, and 'the teachers and i pupil teachers belong to the Church of England, J and the children are taught the catechism, creeds, I and formularies of the Church of England. This is what the Archbishop of Canterbury calls, The religion of Jesus Christ.'1 Towards schools where the children are taught Church of England prin- > ciples, the Government paid in grants last year f the enormous sum of £ 2,592,980. He refuted the fbara-e that board school education is Godless edu- cation- According to a recent return, out of 2392 boards iormedup to April, 1894, only 57 bad no Bible reading or religious observanees-two only of these are in North Wales. Out of 1,805 306 cbildren in average attendance at board school j ci e aIf enly about 8000 in schools with no reiigiou observances. In nearly all the most important board schools elaborate schemes for religious in- struction had been drawn out. London, Liverpool, and Manchester, were mentioned as instances. In these schools Biblical, as distinct from sectaria* instruction as perfect as CJan be desired is given. The Birmingham School Board was mentioned as an instance of where the Bible ¡ was read daily without comment, am i the schools are rented to religious bodies for the purpose of I religious instruction. Comparing the religious in- struction given at the board schools with that at J the Church of England schools he maintained that I, the former was more Biblical and likely to carry a far healthier influence over the children. In most Church schools they are taught to regard Noncon- formists as heretics outside the pale of the only true Church. He quoted the testimony of a Church of England teacher that religion is best taught in Board schools free from the visits of Diocesan inspectors. The religious instruction in far th" greater number of the Church schools is controlled by Ritualistic clergymen. The circum- cised never despised the uncircumcised more than the children cf the Church of England are taught by these clergymen to despise the Nonconformists. The instruction at the Board schools, on the other hand, is strictly Biblical. This is the incorruptible seed which is sown daily in the minds of more than a million and a half of children in Board schools, and the Bible without catechism or creed can make wise unto salvation. This instruction is no given in vain. Statistics show that juvenile crime is on tne decrease. If Lord Salisbury c ills this a system of religious teaching, which is practically the Nonconformists ,own, it is not Nonconformists who have to complain. Non- conformists know what religious instruction is, as evidenced by their Sunday schools. They know also that the essentials of it are found in the Bible. According as they value religious teaching in elementary schools they are anxious to maintain its unsectarian character. Once it loses this the public conscience will not long tolerate it. It would be better to do away with it altogether than to make it sectarian. He gave some statistics as to the finances of the voluntary schools. The aver- age cost per child in these schools last year was 38s lfd. Of this sum only 6s 6 £ d came in volun- tary subscriptions. Out of 14,145 voluntary schools whose accounts had been published, .1061 had no voluntary subscriptions at aU, and 4797 had less than 5s per chilpl, while the Government con- tributed directly 28s 3id per child. In St. John's School, Birkenhead, the grants last year were JE1577 14s lOd, while the voluntary subscriptions were only S7 7s. In the Swansea National Higher Grade School the grants amount to more than JE2300 a year, while the subscriptions were only jEll. They should, in the face of the present crisis, expose the sectarian character of the re- ligious instruction in the Church of England schools and the strictly Biblical character of that at Board schools, and they should demand that schools which derive their main support from the public funds should be placed under public con- trol, and thus secure unsectarian schools in the ten thousand parishes where now Noncon- formist parents were obliged to send their children to Church schools. The Chairman observed that the question was one of the greatest importance, inasmuch as edu- cation was calculated to Jwork a great change in the country. It behoved them as a body to watch the public movements in connection with educa- tion. The Rev D. Rowlands, M.A., said that they as Nonconformists had^hitherto been too quiet in view of the attack that was being made upon them. The allegations made by the Churchpeople should not be allowed to pass unnoticed; they were en- tirely true. The Bishop of Bangor had said on one occasion at Carnarvon that had it not been for the Church the children of this country would have been without any education. Such an assertion was intolerable, and it was a healthy sign to see the Nonconformists making a protest against what was being at present mooted by Church- people. Lord Salisbury had said the other day that the children ought to be taught according to the wish of their parents. He (Mr Rowlands) asked what about the 10,000 parishes in this country in which there were only National Schools? Were the children in these parishes to be taught according to the convictions cf their parents ? I Un- doubtedly there were many Nonconformists living in these parishes, where the Church of England parson was the monarch of all be surveyed. 0;,) The voluntary contributions towards these sectarian schools became less every year, but the grants showed an increase. The Churchmen at present had a voice in the control of the Board Schools, but not content with this they wanted the public money to support their own voluntary schools. He was glad to observe that the Duke of Devon- shire bad said the other day that such a thing was impossible, and Lord Salisbury had also re- marked that it was hopeless. He (the speaker) was glad to know that the Nonconformists of the country were awakening to the importance of this matter. The Wesleyans tand the Congregationa- lists had already raised their protests and he trusted that they as Calvinistic Methodists would follow their example (cheers). Mr Powell, J.P., Wrexham, proposed a resolu- tion protesting against the violation of some of the principles of the agreement come to in 1870, and against subsidising ont of public funds schools which are wholly under sectarian control and carried on chiefly not for the benefit of education but of sectarianism; that the Association pledges itself to do all.in its power, and invites all friends of education 4to unite to oppose every movement which aimed at changing the unsectarian character of the Biblical education given in Board Schools, and not to relax their efforts until all schools supported by the people were placed under the popular control; and further that they call the attention of the different Monthly Meetings to this matter, andtowrgefthem to watch the developments of the next few months. In the course of a conver- sation he had with a Churchman the latter gave it as his opinion of Nonconformists that the dis- obedient children of God cannot inherit the king- dom of heaven (" Shame."). He (the speaker) firmly believed that this was the opinion of great many Churchmen in the country. The time had come for them in Wales to speak out their minds plainly upon this question, and he Velt sorry that, so far ,as he knew, not a word had been hitherto spoken upon the subject in either North or South Wales. The English Nonconformists bad already spoken out. They were now face to face with one of the most audacious attacks made upon the revenue of the kingdom (hear, hear). The supporters of the voluntary schools wanted to have the 17s 6d limit removed, and asked for an in- crease of 58. This would give them an additional sum of one million of money to enable them to carry on schools for the purpose of proselytising the children of Nonconformists. A friend told him the other "day that Jhe knew of a national school which was attended by about 100 children, only two of whom were the children of Church- people, the remaining number being Nonconform- ists. Did they think thatjjlrishmen would suffer such injustice as was advocated ? They in Wales were a little too innocent. He was extremely sorry to see those who should take the matter in hand quarrelling with each other-(hear, hear)-they were at variance with each other when they ought to be leading the van at this crisis in the history of Nonconformity (cheers). They as a connexion, ought to sppak out in no unmistakeable manner, and in order to Cirry this into effect communica- tions should be sent to all the Monthly Meetings asking them to take the matter in hand with Si asking them to take the matter in hand with all seriousness. Their fathers had suffered, and should they be less than men ? (hear, hear). He hoped that me long the Nonconformists would be able to fhow the supporters of the voluntary schools that it would have been better had they not moved in the matter. The Dukeof Devonshire, in answer to a deputation of the supporters of voluntary schools, said: We cannat shut our eyes to the fact that a lare;e amount of this additional money is bound i to be wasted, because a large number of schools at I the present time are self-supporting therefore, we cannot grant an extension of 17s 6d limit to some schools and exclude others." This matter would affect the small parishes in England and Wales to a great measure, it being felt that in these parishes the Establishment was powerful and influential. The Rev J. Roberts (Tai Hen) seconded. Mr R. Rowlands, J.P., suggested the advisability of organising public meetings, and drawing up petitions throughout the country against the in- justice which was advocated. The resolution having been unanimously passed, Dr Roberts, J.P., Menai Bridge, moved a resolu- tion urging upon the Welsh Members of Parlia- ment to take this matter in band, and that copies of the previous resolution be sent to Lord Salisbury, leadar of the Opposition, and the Welsh Whips. Mr R. Rowlands,|J.P,. seconded, and the resolu- tion was unanimously adopted. I WEDNESDAY. At 9.30 a meeting of deacons was held in the English Presbyterian chapel, when Mr T. Ellis, Cynlas, opened a discussion on Our duty to support and cultivate church pastorate." At the j same Tiour, in Trinity chapel, the Rev John Wil-j liams, Liverpool, opened a discussion on The doctrine of the Incarnation." I In the afternoon a meeting of the Association was held at the Trinity chapel, under the presidency of the Rev G. Parry, D.D., moderator. THE CAUSE IN THE COUNTY. The Rev O. Parry, Llanfair P.G., submitted a report dealing with the cause in the county. The hearers numbered 21,000, a little over one-third of I tha whole population of the county, whilst the I communicants numbered 11,000, an increase of 200 during the past two years, the increase during the past „ten years ending 1894 being an I average of lOi) a year. The Sunday School scholars j numbered 13,oOO. This again showed satisfactory increase. frhe collections for the past year amounted to £ 12,700, this being an increase I of E1200 on the previous year. The Sunday School in the county was in a satisfactory state, and the connexion proposed building branches in various parts of the county. Inquiries had been made, and it was found that it would be advisable to establish eighteen or t venty branch schools. Fire had already been established, aud three or four other branches were about to be established, At present there were only 29 ehurches out of a total of 80 under the charge of ministers, this being I due in three or four instances to removals. The report concluded by stating that a great im- provement was to be observed in the social con- dition of the county. Drunkenness had greatly decreased on fair days, and it was now a common thing to see the streets deserted on these occasions, without there being the slightest evidence of riot. This. was certainly a matter of congratulation, be- cause they as Calvinistic Methodists, who were greatly in the majority in the county, were to a great extent responsible for the social condition of the county. The Revs J. Roberts, Tai Hen; D. Rowlands, M.A., Bancor; T. J. Wheldon, B.A., Bangor; and James Donne (Llangefni), made observations on the report, the latter remarking that there was a great deal of drunkenness in Llangefni on fair days. He was sorry to say that a great number of deacons and members of churches frequented public houses in that town. THE LOAN FUND. The Rev O. Jones, B.A., Llansantffraid, sub- mitted a report showing that the receipts during the year, with the balance already in the bank, amounted to S450 14s 7 id; expenditure, zCl3 3s 7.d, leaving a balance in hand of S437 lis. It was recommended that J6430 should be given on loan this year. Sixteen churches had made applications for loans, but as the fund was too small to meet one-half of those applications, the committee recommended that the X430 be dis- tributed as follows: Cwmyglo, Cesarea, Lodge, Vroncysyllte, Aberdovey (English), Cefn Oanol, Oakfield road (Chester), and Oldham, JEoO each They further recommended that a vote of con- dolence be sent to Mrs Dickens Lewis in her bereavement.-The report was adopted. BALA COLLEGE. The Rev W. James, B.A., Manchester, directed attention, at the request of the committee of the College, to the action of the churches inviting students before they had completed their course of education in the College. In answer to the Rev J. Williams, Liverpool, The Rev R. H. Morgan, M.A., stated that there was nothing in the way of churches coming to an understanding with students as to accepting pas- torate at the end of their college term. TEMPERANCE AND SOCIAL PURITY. The Rev D. Jones, Garregddu, submitted a re- port from the Temperance and Social Purity Com- mittee, and after some discussion it was decided to submit a number of resolutions to a public meeting to be held in the evening, at which the speakers announced were: Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P.; the Revs H. Barrow Williams; Francis Jones, Aber- gele; D. Jones, Garregddu; and J. R. Williams. ENDOWMENTS. The Rev J. Williams, Dolgelley, brought up the report of the Endowments Committee, which re- commended that the attention of the various Monthly Meetings be called to the inquiries now being made into the endowments of the country. It was stated that some of the denominational en- dowments were not placed on a sound legal basis, and if the money were lost the trustees would be held responsible. The recommendations of the committee were adopted. Preaching services were held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and throughout Thursday. The catering was aatisfactorly carried out by Mr G. Walmsley, Restaurant, Margaret street.
Pwllheli. AN EVENT.—The preacher at South Beach chapel next Sunday is the Rev Thomas Hughes (Machynlleth), who is 94 years old. SYMPATHY.-Magwen, the little girl of the late Mr and Mrs O. Lewis Edwards, Plastirion, died a few days ago. She resided with her grandfather, Mr Robert Jones, Plas Tanyrallt, with whom the deepest sympathy is felt. A NEW VESTRY.—The Wesleyans are working energetically towards erecting a vestry room attached to the chapel. Such a room is very much wanted. THE POLICE COURT.—There was nothing of importance before the County Police Court last Wednesday. ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE CLASS.—A St. John' Ambulance Class has been formed, and about 3 members have already joined, with Inspecto Rowlands as secretary. Dr Rees has kindly con- sented to give the lectures gratis, beginning next week. Inspector Rowlands has been awarded already the Honorary Serving Brother insignia, and has received from the Queen a beautiful medalion THE SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Beard was held last week, when there were pre- sent Rev W. Thomas (ill the chair), Messrs W. Owen, James Griffith, W. H. Thomas, and J. T. Howells (clerk). The object of the meeting was to elect members to fill the vacancies eaused by the resignations of Messrs Anthony, Davies, and Jones Owen. It was proposed, seconded, and carried unanimously that Messrs Robyns Owen, David Williams, Cardigan View; and Morris Ro- berts, South Beach, be elected members to fill up th.. said vacancies.-When the Messrs Owen, Wil- liams, and Roberts received the intimation of their election, they accepted the appointments.-Last Tuesday another meeting was held, there being present: Messrs W. Thomas (in the chair), David Williams, O. Robyas Owen, Morris Roberts, Wm. Owen, W. H. Thomas, James Griffith, and J. T. Howells (clerk). The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. It was resolved to pay the accounts. The clerk read a letter from Mr John Roberts, resigning his post as compulsory officer. The resignation was accepted. Penmorfa, near Portmadoc. NORWAY.—Mr J. R. Prichard, J.P., gave an illustrated lecture at Zion Ctiapel (Con.), la^t Saturday, Mr Henry Roberts, Portmadoe, being in the chair. The subject of the lecture was Norway. Mr David Williams, Ivy House, Portmadoc, manipulated the oxy-hydrogen lime-light, and showed the views en the canvas. The slides were kindly lent by the Home and Foreign Travel Association. Songs were rendered by Eos Alltwen, Mr R. Rowlands, Mr R. B. Morpe, and Miss Williams.
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I In sealed packets and tins only Is 6d 4s per lb. Of leading Grocers, every whei* Carnarvon. The schooner Unicorn, of Carnarvon, Port- dinorwic for Macduff, put into Scrabster on Friday with her sails and bulwarks damaged, &c. She shipped heavy seas, and a large quantity of water got into her holds. SUCCESS.—Miss Maggie Laura Eardley, the daughter of Mr Eaidley, Queen's Cafe, has passed the first grade in harmony analysis in the recent examination of the Tonic Sol- fa College. LEGAL.—At the Intermediate Law Examination held this month, Mr John Edwards, Fron Haul, Talysarn, was a. successful candidate. He is articled to Mr R. O. Roberts, solicitor, of this tJwn. MORIAH LITERARY BOCIETV.-On Wednesday evening, before the above society, Mr Aneurin O. Williams read an interesting paper, his subject- Travel notes "-being an account of his tours in the Channel Islands, &c. The chair WAS occupied by Mr S. M. Jones. PRESENTATION OF A LONG SERVICE: MEDAL.— At the battery of the Artillery Voluuteers, on Sunday, the Mayor (Mr R. Thomas) presented a long service medal to Sergeant-Major John Parry, Turf square, who retired from the local ';Ol'pS of Artillery Volunteers after a service of about twenty years. The recipient was invested by Mrs Dr Owen. WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE SOCI^TV.—At the Castle Square Presbyterian Chapel, on Thursday night, a public meeting, held under the auspices of this society, was addressed by Mrs Davies, Liverpool, daughter of the late Rev J. Jones, Talysarn; and Mr Jones, Manchester. A vote of thanks was accorded the speakers, on the motion of Mrs O. Williams, seconded by Mrs W. R. Jones. Captain G. B. Thomas, The Moorings, presided. SALEM LITERARY SOCIETY.—At Wednesday evening's meeting of this society the matter mnder discussion was Are the public bodies of Carnarvon up to the standard ?" the subject being opened by Mr J. H. Jones and Mr John Owen. Part in the discussion was taken by Messrs Aldermar. W. J. Williams, W. G. Thomas (chairman of the school board), W. H. Williams, Richard Williams, and E. Ambrose James. The chair was taken by Mr H. Humphreys. THE IBIS." -The" Ibis" has been raised and will be beached at high tide next week at Tran- mere, when a complete survey will be made. The vessel will be repaired without delay, and it is hoped that she will be ready to run between Liver- pool and Carnarvon in a month's time. It tran- spires that the passenger on board the Ibia" at the time of the collision was a blue coat school boy, an orphan, who had been on a visit to some relatives at Beaumaris. THE PROPOSED MUSEUM.—At a meeting of the Museum Committee, held at the Institute on Friday morning, the report of Dr Forbes, enter- taining recommendations as to the proposed museum, and his recommendations as to the fitting up of the same, were submitted. It was stated that the fitting of the room would cost between JE250 and JE300, and it was suggested that this sum might he raised by way of loan. The Cor- poration had already expressed their willingness to allow the committee to have the rent of one of the Institute shops, and the sum would be con- sidered sufficient to pay for the maintenance of the museum. It had been ascertained that £ 300 might be borrowed upon the security of the Library rate, and that the total annual instalment of loan and interest would be JE16. After some diseussion it was decide 1 to ask the Corporation to fit up and furnish the room. THE MAYOR'S SUNDAY.—On Sunday the Mayor (Mr Richard Thomas) attended church in state. At half-past ten there was in the Guild Hall a large gathering cf townspeople, who congratu- lated the Mayor upon his appointment to the civic chair. Subsequently a procession was formed out- side the hall. The members of the Council pre- sent were Aldermen Dr John Williams and M. T. Morris, Councillors J. P. Gregory (deputy-mayor), Issard Davies, Dr Griffith, Lloyd Carter, William Hamer, T. D. Lloyd, and R. Parry Jones, with the Corporation officials. The county and borough benches of magistrates were represented by Dr Taylor Morgan, Messrs Johu Menzies, George Farren, G. R. Rees, John Jones, Hugh Jones, and their respective clerks, Messrs L. R. Thomas and Charles A. Jones. The procession was headed by the band of the 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusi- liers, with Captain and Adjutant Cooper, and Cap- tain White and the local company, and the band of the 2nd Battalion Rifle Volunteers (under com- mand of Capt Rees and Lients. Harwood and John Williams), and the local battery of Artillery V-tlunteers (in eomnaand of Captain Whiskin, Lieuts. R. E. Owe*, W. Hughes, and Sergeant- Lieut. Owen), and these were followed by the Borough Fire Brigade (under the direction of Mr D. H. Jones, borough accountant), the local police fore (under the superintendence of Deputy- chief-Constable Davies), the Carnarvon Castle Lodge of Foresters, and the Prince Edward and Meaai Lodges of Oddfellows, Corporation officials and mace bearers. Then came the general public. The service at Christ Church was throughout [conducted by the vicar, the Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, M.A., who preached an ap- propriate sermon, making a passing reference to the late Bishop Campbell. Crowds of people gathered in the streets to witness the return of the procession, and at the Guild Hall the Mayor returned thanks for the great kindness shewn him by so many of his fellow-townsmen. He hoped that the future mayors of the borough would keep up the time-honoured custom of attending church in state, of which they had an example in the Lord Mayor's show in London. He considered it was the duty of every mayor to ask the burgesses to accompany him to a place of worship once a year in order to evoke divine blessing on his year of office. He thanked the Vicar for the appropriate sermon he had preached to .them that morning. They went to the church for peace of mind, and he hoped that the ensuing year would be one of peace and prosperity.-The Vicar said he had been impressed by the command of the Adjutant that morning to fall in," and he (the Vicar) believed that it was better to fall in than to fall out.—The proceedings then came to a termination. DEATH OF MR W. G. YOUNG.-On Sunday last, a prominent figure in the commercial circles of North Wales passed away at the Three Crowns Inn, Bangor street, Carnarvon, viz.,Mr William G. Young, at the age of 63. The deceased, who had a fine presence, a genial countenance, and a kindly disposition, spent his youthful days at Bangor, where in early manhood he started as a commercial traveller for a local brewer. He afterwards for many years pursued the same avocation in the employ of Messrs Jones and Price, wine and spirit merchants, Carnarvon, subsequently with Messrs Younger and Co. and other firms, in which capacity the deceased became well-known throughout a great portion of Wales. He was a general favourite among his confreres, as he was always quiet and gentlemanly. Until lately he resided at Portdinorwic, but recently took the Three Crowm. He appeared to be in failing health for some time, and after a short ill- ness died on Sunday. He leaves a widow and an only daughter, with whom much sympathy is felt. His funeral took place at Llanbeblig Church- yard on Wednesday, the Rev J. Wynne Jones, M.A., the vicar, officiating. There were also present, Dr J. Williams, J.P.; Miss Young (daughter); Miss Davies, Mr J. R. Young (brother); Messrs Issard Davies, W. Hamer, T. Armstrong, E. Noble, Lieut. T. Harwood, J. Kinsley, Elias Williams, Bangor street; Ed- ward Ellis, Manchester Arms; H. R. Griffith, John Griffith, Portdinorwic. Mr Edward Parry, Helen View, had the whole funeral arrangements, which he carried out with the greatest satisfaction. Wreaths were sent by the fallowing:— Miss Young, Edith, Mr Edward Parry, Mr E. Ellis, Mrs J ones, Ishelen; Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Eagles Hotel; Mr John Griffith, Portdinorwic; Mrs Harwood, Penrhyn Villa; Mr and Mrs Noble, Miss E. Parry, Miss Hughes, Eastgate street, &c. GWYKFAI DISTRICT COUNCIL.—A meeting of this Council was held on Saturday, under the pre- sidency of Mr J. O. Hughes (chairman).—Mr Parry, the sanitary inspector, reported that the number of, infectious diseases for the past month was 11, a decrease of eight compared with the previous month. Complaints had been-received flom a number of inhabitants at Llanberis that water entered their premises in consequence of the | flooding of the streets on certain occasions. The inspector had prepared a scheme at an estimate cost of from A;8 to £12, by the adoption of which the flooding could be avoided.—Instructions were E'ven to the ^inspector to carry ont the seheme.— r P. Fraser, the medical officer of health, pre- sented a lengthy report dealing with the pollution of QueUyn Lake, from the village of Rhyd-ddu, and strongly urging that the scheme of the Coun- cil to prevent such pollution should be carried out without delay, 'tie most dangerous sources of pollution, after a great deal of correspondence and trouble on his par t, had at last been ramovad. — On the motion of Mr H. Menander Jones, seconded by Mr Cioss, the report was adopted, instructions being given to the clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) to communicate with the persons mentioned in the report asking them to carry out the suggestions contained therein.—Dr Fraser further reported that there were in the district of the Council a large number of old houses, many of them erected before the Public Health Act eame into force, which frequently possessed features which were recognised as being dangerous to the health of the occupants. He maintained that a great deal of good could be done by educating the public as to the requirements of the Public Health Act. Ad- vertisements should be inserted in the press defin- ing how houses could be made fit for habitation.- Mr J. R. Jones said that the erection of insanitary dwellings could be prevented by refusing to pass plans until theCouncil were satisfied as to their sani- tary requirements.—MrR.B.Ellis remarked that he was glad that Dr Fraser had brought this matter forward. It was disgraceful that some houses in the country districts were allowed to remain as they were, their sanitary requirements being ex- ceedingly defective. Several of these houses, which were on large estates, ought to be pulled down, and he considered it was cruel that human beings should be permitted to occupy them.— Mr H. M. Jones observed that the subject was one of the greatest importance, and he suggested that Dr Eraser's report be printed and circulated in order that it might be properly discussed at a future meeting of the Council. He knew of houses which were not fit for animals, let alone human beings. -After further remarks the suggestion of Mr H. M. Jones was adopted. —A letter was read from Mr Roberts, surveyor, Llan- rug, stating that Mr J. E. Greaves (the lord lieutenant) had made certain improvements to the parish road at ^Caeathraw, and contemplated making further improvements that would enable the Council to keep the road in proper repair.-On the motion of Mr T. R. Jones it was decided to thank Mr J. E. Greaves for the improvements he had made.—A circular was read asking the Coun- cil to pass a resolution appealing to Parliament to pass an act to empower the Government, or the County Council, or any other local authority, to provide the necessary capital for the con- struction of light railways. Mr T. R. Jones con- tended that the Government alone should take the matter in hand. He considered that it was very reasonable that large landowners should launch out a little money to improve their own property by the construction of light railways.-The mat- ter was deferred.-The clerk pointed out that the various districts were in arrears of their calls to the extent of JE 1,100. Llanberis being responsible for £ 405.—Mr T. Williams observed that if other places had been as indifferent as Llanberis, the Council would have been in the bankruptcy court. -It was decided to ask the various districts to pay a portion of the arrears forthwith.-Dr Fraser reported that there were 51 births during the past month and 53 deaths, the death rate being 14 "8 per 1000 of the inhabitants. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr R. Thomas) and Dr G. R. Griffith. DRUNKENNESS. For being drunk and disorderly Walter Roberts Penrallt; Owen Jones, Llanberis; David Ed- wards (" Dafydd Crane"), and Charles Jackson, Siloh terrace, were each fined 2s 6d and costs and Jane Griffith, Bontnewydd, was sent to gaol for 14 days. I CHARGE OF SERVING A DRUNKEN PERSON. Owen Jones, Star Vaults, was charged with serving a drunken person. Mr Allanson appeared to prosecute on behalf of the police, and Mr H. Lloyd Carter (Messrs Carter, Vincent, and Douglas Jomes) defended.—Mr Carter applied for an adjournment, in order to have the attendance of the men who were served, and upon whom the police had not yet been able to serve a summons. -The adjournment was granted. DESERTING THE ARMY. William Hughes, Penygroes, charged with deserting a Manchester regiment, was handed over to an escort. DRUNK AND REFUSING TO QUIT. E. Ellis, Manchester Arms, was fined 2s 6d and costs for being drunk and refusing to quit licensed premises. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. SATURDAY. — Before Captain J. G. Wynn Griffith and other magistrates. ILLEGAL FISHING. D. J. Davies, Ebenezer, was charged with fish- ing at Upper Llanberis during the close season.- Mr J. T. Roberts prosecuted on behalf of the Roard of Conservators.—The defendant, who bad been previously convicted, pleaded guilty, and was lined 2s 6d and costs. POACHING. Uriah Lovell and Evan Jones, two lads residing at Carnarvon, were committed to prison far 14 days, in default of paying a fine for poaching on Parciau Farm.—Mr Lloyd Carter (Messrs Carter, Vincent, and Douglas Jones) prosecuted. Portmadoc. FREB: MASONRY.-Last Tuesday evening the Eryri Chapter of the Royal Archs Masons (No 1509) met at the Masonic Hall, Companion J. G. Tuxford, M.E.Z., in the chair. The following Companions were elected officers for the ensuing year Messrs J. Jones, Towyn, M.E.Z.; A. Brom- wich. H.; Gth. Prichar d, J.; W. C. Logan, S.E.; J. E. Greaves, S.N.; William Rowlands, P.S.; John Davies, A.S.; and J. S. Hughes, T. A ban- quet was served at JtheSportsman Hotel, the catering of Miss Hudson, tthe landlady, being ex- cellent. The usual Masonic toasts were duly pro- posed and honoured.
DEATH OF THE REV R. LUMLEY, TREVOR. We regret to announce the death of the Rev R. Lumley, Congregational minister, Trevor, which occurred at his residence, on Wednesday morning, after a long and painful illness. He had been minister of the Maesneuadd church, Trevor, for sixteen years, being previously minister at Cwm- bran, Monmouthshire, for three years, and Bwlch y Ffridd, Montgomeryshire, for a period of ten years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday next, December 3rd, at Capel Helig Cemetery.
An organ was on Saturday opened at St. Cross Church, Bangor, an edifice recently built at the cost of Lord Penrhyn. A recital was giveu by Dr. Roland Rogers. THE MEMBER FOR ANGi.ESEY.-The member for Anglesey (Mr Ellis J. Griffith) seems to be very busy these days fulfilling his public engagements. To-day (Friday) he attends the Conference with regard to Light Railways in London; on Tuesday he attends the General Purposes Committee of the National Liberal Federation at Leeds; on Wed- nesday, the annual meeting of the General Com- mittee of the Federation on Thursday he presides at a meeting of tho London Cymru Fydd Society; and on Friday week he delivers a lecture on "Celtic Ideals" before the Independents' Literary Society at King's Cross. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. 111 Staled packets and tins only. Is 6d to 4s per lb. Of leading Grocers, everywhere DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. In sealed packets and tins oidv. 11 s 6d to 4s per lb. Of leading Grocers, everywhere | DISTRESSING @RV DISEASES OF THE Instantly JWf U i1 Re:k'ved end i>psigrdily Cured by SPEEDY CURE TKSATTEST. — WARM • URN, vitb CTTTICURA SOAP, ger.tle APPLICATIONS of rrl-; R" (ointment), and mild dosea of CUTICUUA r-eor.VKKT the new blood pn;'ifinr1. ""UI"lt ftw world. British 1": Rnz
BIRTHS, MAKKIAGES, & DEATHS. BIRTHS. Roberts-Nov. 22, at Moelwyn View, Croesor, the wife of Mr Henry Roberts, of a daughter. Williams—November 19, the wife of Mr Iestyn Wil- liams, Oak Cottage, High street, Ammanford, of a son -:firstborn. Williams-Nov. 16, at 23, Williams street, Car- narvon, the wife of Mr John Richard Williams, of a son. Williams-Nov. 18, the wife of Mr Henry Wil- liams, Bryn Awen, Carnarvon, of a son. MARRIAGES. Davies-Jones-Nov. 23, at the C.M. chapel, Hey- wood street Manchester, by the Rev Ellis James Jones, M.A., David Davies, Pengwern, Aber- angell, to Elizabeth Jones, Ceinau, Mallwyd. Evans-Peel-Nov. 23, at Gorphwysfa chapel, Llanberis, by the Rev G. Tecwyn Parry, in the presence of Mr Josiah Jones, deputy-registrar, JJy J°}jn ^ans, Water street, Llanberis, to Miss Ellen Peel, Rock terrace, Llanbens. Evans-Jones-Nov. 22, at the C.M. chapel, Dwyran, by the Rev J. Williams, minister, Mr Hugh Evans, Llysk-w, Llanidan, to Miss Sarah Jones, 11, Boston terrace, Brynsiencyn-both of Anglesey. Griffith — Thomas — Nov. 22, by license, at Moriah chapel, Carnarvon, by the Rev R. Pryse Ellis, in the presence of* Mr J. R. Jones, regis- trar, Mr Henry Griffith, Ynysycheurin, Llan- ddeiniolen, to Miss Ellen Thomas, Caehalen, Llandwrog. Hughes—Jones—Nov. 26, at the Registrar's office, Llanerchymedd, by the Rev Robert Thomas, Mr Robert Hughes, butcher, to Miss Margaret Jones—both of Llanerchymedd. Hughes—Owen—Nov. 2t, at Glasgoed chapel, Llanddeiniolen, by the Rev D. H. Williams, M.A., and the Rev O. G. Owen (Alafon), in the presence of Mr J. R. Jones, registrar, Mr W. J. Hughes (Deiniolfryn), to Miss Mary Jane Owen, Celyn. Jones—Lewis—Nov. 22, by license, at Gosen, Llangwyllog, by the Rev R. Williams, minister, in the presence of Mr H. Hughes, registrar, Mr Hugh Jones, Ty'nrardd, to Miss Ellen Lewis, Glangors-both of Llangwyllog, Anglesey. Jones—Hughes—Nov. 25, at the Tabernacle, Holyhead, by and before the Rev. Wm. Lloyd, minister and registrar, Mr Elias Jones, Colwyn Bay, to Miss Catherine Hughes, Holyhead. Lewis — Ackerley — Nov. 20, by license, at Dinas Chapel, Llangefni, by the Rev J. Roberts, Tabernacle, in the presence of Mr H. Hughes, registrar. Captain David Lewis, Trosyrafon, Moeifro, Anglesey, to Miss Mary J. Ackerley (Polly), youngest daughter of the late Mr Charles Ackerley, of Liverpool, and afterwards of Brynhafod, Marianglas, Anglesey. Oakes—Kevin—Nov. 20, by license, at the parish Church, Holyhead, by the Rev Robert Price, curate, Mr Joseph Oakes, woollen draper, 4, Western ter., to Miss Jane Ellen Kevin, 9, Water street-both of Holyhead. Owen—Thomas—Nov. 22, at the Registrar's office, Bangor, by Mr Lewis Morris, Mr Owen Owens, Llanfawr, Llangristiolus, to Miss Margaret Thomas, Shop Newydd, Llangefui. | Ow^n—Jones—Nov. 21, at the Registrar's office, I arnarvon, by Mr J. R. Jones, registrar, Evan J. Owen, Celyn Uchaf, Llanddeiniolen, to Jane «> mes, Ty'nygorlan, Llanrug. Davies — Owen — November 26, at Llanbeblig C lurch, by the Rev J. W. Wynne Jones, Mr ichard P. Davies, St David's road, to Miss .■me Catherine Owen, Edw, rd street-both of Carnarvon. Pierce—Davies—Nov. 27, at th ■ Tabernacle, Holy- head, by the Rev W. Lloyd, minister and regis- trar, Mr Richard E. Pierce, to IVi i s Sarah Davies —both of Holyhead. Pritchard—Williams—Nov. 20, by license, at the C.M. ehapel, Dwyran, by the Rev John Wil- liams, Evan Pritchard, Cerrig-beitio, Llanfair- yn-y-Cwmmwd, to Miss Jane Williams, Pen- dref, Dwyran-both of Anglesey. j Pritchard—Eames—Nov. 22, at the Registrar's office, Bane-or, by Mr Lewis Morris, Mr Evan R. Pritchard, 80, Madoc street, Portmadoc, to Miss Mary Eames, 15, Castle street, Beau- maris. Williams—Williams—Nov. 19, at the Registrar's office, Carnarvon, by Mr Josiah Jones, deputy- registrar, Mr Owen Williams, Brynbeddau, to Miss Kate Williams, Bryncelyn, Waeufawr. Williams-Hughes-Nov. 22, at Ebenezer chapel, Fourcrosses, by the Rev J. S. Jarrett, in the presence of Mr G. Edmund Jones, Mr Richard Williams, to Miss Ann Hughes, Fronfawr-bcth of Nevis. DEATHS. EvaDs-Nov. 21, aged 78 years, Mr Lewis Evans, Trefelin Worki, Llandegai. Hughes-Nov. 19, aged 76 years, at Ty'nypwll road, Holyhead, Mr Robert Hughes, late of Bodowyr. (American papers please copy). Hughes—Nov 9, at 32, Llainfain, Holyhead, aged tY^y^rs 81? months, Jonah, beloved child cf Mr Evan Hughes, of the same place. .Jones-Nov.17, at 3, Morfan terrace, Abererch Pwllheli, aged 56 years, Ann, beloved wife of Mr Enoch Jones. She was interred at Abererch cemetery, Nov. 21. rcn Jones -October 24, aged 81 years, after a short illness, Mr Owen Jones, Caemaesgafarn, Llan iihangel Tre'r Beirdd, Anglesey. He was a deacon for 21 yea.rs at Tymawr chapel Lumley-Nov. 27, at Trevor, Llanaelhaiarn, after a long and painful illnesss, the Rev R. Lumley. The funeral will take place on Tuesday next, at Capel Helig cemetery. J Owen-November 25, aged 63 years, after a pain- ful illness, Mrs Owen, beloved wife of Mr Wm. Owen, yeast merchant, 2, Pool hill, Carnarvon. Edwards -Nov. 22, at Plastan'rallt, Pwllheli, after ?ni°nS t!Si' a?e<* years, Margaret Owen (Magwen), beloved child of the late Mr and Mrs Lewis Edwards, Plastirion. Pierce-Nov. 22, aged 10 weeks, Kate, beloved child of Mr aid Mrs W. Pierce, Llwynmafon Uchaf, near Penmorfa. Thomas-Nov. 19, after a short illness, aged 79 years, Mary, relict of William Thomas, Cambria inn, Ihomas street, Holyhead. She was in- terred atLlanedwen Church, Nov. 22.
The Christmas Number of Mrs LEACH'S irEACXIGAL FAMILY DRESSMAKER, that ever- useful household journal, is just to hand. With it is presented a Coloured Plate of evening dresses and the full size cut-out pattern of a neat and pretty home toilette, consisting of fourteen pieces. It is full of a variety of design? for seasonable dresses and mantles, and contains a Lesson on making an Evening Mantle, a Lesson in Millinery, &c. The Christmas Number is the same price as usuat,viz. ,2d,and the journal is published monthly by R. Cartwright, 8, Johnson's Court, Fleet street, London. Printed and published by the Welsh Natioual • PPress Co., at their effices, Balaclava road, Car- l narvon.