COUNTY OF CARNARVON. I ( PARISH O* DOLBENMAEN j PENNANT VALE. I Important to Capitalists, Speculators, Quarry Owners, Miniog Agents, and others. ESSRS W. DEW & SON will Offer r. I'l for Sale by Public Auction, at the Sportsman Hotel, Portmadoc, on Saturday, November 21st, at Oue o'clock. all that Valuable Freehold Slate Quarry, Copper iGae, and Farm DOL-EV AN-GETHIN, better known as DOLGETH, comprising an area of 25a lr 34p or thereabouts, together with all the Machinery, Pliat, Furniture, sod olher Ejects thereon. Slates of Superior Quality are found in the Quarry, and this, together with the 1Iine have been worked by water power, and there are ample Bulldiags for the ftrrying out of the works. t For particulars with Plan and List of Machinery, apply to Mrssrs Needham, Parkinson, Slack, & Needham, Solicitors, 10, ?ork Street, Manchester or the Auction* etrs, Bangor and Llandudno. A copy of the conditions of Sale may be inspected at the offices of the said Solicitors and Auction- eer^ 2746h 34Tm GREAT UNRESERVED FAT STOCK SALE AT ZF- » Madryn Home Farm, ABER, NEAR BANGOR. If ESSES W. DEW AND SON will offer ill for Sale by Public Auction, by orders of Colonel Henry Platt, on Tuesday, Novem- ber 24th, 1896:— 14 Prime Fat Two-year-old Heifers, rising Three-year old. 14 do do Bullocks do. do do do, rising Two-year-old. o.e Fat Cow. 110 do do Welsh Wedders (three and four- year-old). 36 do do Cheviot Ewes. 11 do do Welsh Ewes. A do Shropshire Ewes. Luncheon at 12.30. Sale to commence at one pm. Catalogues at any of the principal Hotels in North Wales; of Mr Owen Jones, Madryn Pann, Llanfairfechan; or of the Auctioneers, Wellfield, Bangor, and Trinity square, Llan- • Sudna 02760 c — — AIR JOHN PRITCHARD. MENAI BRIDGE, 8MITHFIELD. ME JOHN PRITCHARD will hold his Annual Sale of Fat Stock for the Christmas Markets on Monday, Deoember 7th, 1896. Early entries 2713p Bodhyfryd, 2713p TTNyFFRIDD FARM, NEAR BANGOR, 9 MB JOHN PRITCHARD if instructed by the Bigh Bailiff of the Bangor County Court to Sell by Pub ic Auction at Ty'nyffridd Farm, Glasinfryn, on Thursday next, Novem- W 12, at 2,30 p.m., 2 Stacks of Hay (1894), ibout 16 Tens. Bodhyfryd, Bangor. t.2760 e- MR H. T. OWEN. SIR FON. PLAS UOHAF, LLANFAETHLU, 250 ERW 0 DIB PORI rw OSOD. BYDD HT. OWEN yn Gosod trwy Arwerth- • iant Cyhoeddus, dydd Gwener, Tacaw«3ddl3, 1896, Holl Dir y Fferm uchlod i'rv Iboci mewn lotiau cyfleus. DacJufeuir gosod am 1 o'r glech. 2756h SIR FON. TRBMOLGOCH BACH, LLANFIGAEL. BYDD R H. T, OWEN yn Gwerthu ar Auc- tion, holl Stoo ragorol y lie uchod, dydd Mawrth, Tachwead -.17, 1896, yn cynwys 2 Gaseg Wedd, 7 o Wartheg Godro, 10 o Wartheg Blwyddiaid, 1 Hwch Pagn, 8 o Stores, Market Car a Harness, Trol, 2 Beuiant tnalu rwdins, 1 eto gwellt a gwair, Horse Gear, Peiriant Uadd gwair. Machine .Bwyso, yn nghyda holl Offer Hwsmonaeth, Ger CeffyUu, Pytatws, a holl Ddodrefn y TF* Y Sale i ddechreu arn 11.30. 2759b «B. J. G. SONES. ?CWN OF CAXNAXVOll. Important Sale of over 100. Freehold and Leasehold Messuages or Dwelling- Houses and Freehold Building Sites. ME J. G. JONES will offer for Sale at the Sportsman Hotel, Carnarvon* on Tuesday, the 1st day of December, 1896, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions sa shall be there and then pro- duced, the following Property, ia several lots, viz: — All those Freehold Messuages or Dwelling Houses, being Nos. 7 and 8, Siloh Terrace 9 Houses, being Nos. 48 to 64, South Pen'rallt; 11 houses, being Nos. 7 to 20, Spring Place; No. 48, North Pen'rallt; 4 Houses, Nos. 1 to 4, Rathbone Court, and • No. 10, Castle Ditch, Carnarvon. All those Leasehold Messuages or Dwelling Houses, being 4 Housen, Nos. 38 to 43, North Pen'rallt, 44,houses in Williams St.reet; 20 houses in Clarke Street; 8 houses, being Nos. 1 to 8, Eryri Terrace; 5 houses, being Nos 1 to 5, Mary Street, and 4 houses on Oadmmt Road, Carnarvon, and 2 Free- hold Building Plots of Land in the Town 0: Carnarvon. For further particulars see posters, or apply- fo Messrs Carter, Vincent, and Douglas Jones, Solicitors; Hugh Jones and Co., Solicitors, or the Auctioneer, Tower Buildings, Carnarvon. 2770x PUBLIC NOTICE. AIR KDWAJJD J. THOMAS, of Castle bgoaro, Carnarvon, begs to announce that he .aas succeeded to the business of his Mr JOHN THOMAS, AUCTIC.N Jb. 0R, &c., and that in future the jjinn will be earned on as heretofore under the name of Messrs J. THOMAS & SON. EDVAKD J. THOMAS begs to thaiik all his father a uidiftends and clients for their tana support in the past, and assures them that he will endeavour to carry out all work entrusted to him to their entire satisfaction. 2767j TYWYN, ABERFFRAW. t TJHODDIB BHYBUDD TRWY HYN A fodcais ar gael ei wneyd at Fwrdd Atnaethyddiaeth, yn unol a darpariaethau IM5-I882,SM archeb amodoler rheoleiddiad Tywyn, Aberflraw, yr hwn syddyn mhlwyf ABEDB"W,> Sir Fon, Gogledd Cymru. ROBERT JONES, Tir isaf, ir. Bodorgan, R.S.O. QFD»bwy!lgnr Aberflraw a Llangidwwadr, 2765h THK PENBHYN OUARHY DISPUTE. I j AN APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. t IN the face of the very great privation which I tL this dispute cannot but bring to three j thousand quarry men, and their families, a General Committee, consisting of Quarryrnen and Trades- I men, has been formed, in order to take dvery popsiblesteps towards alleviating the sufferings of the Winter which has already set in. The Committee desires to make it 'quite clear that it in no way interferes in the dispute, beyond assisting the families of the district in cases of real and pressing need, and that assistance will in no c:\se be given in the form of money, but only in the form of food and fuwl. The Committee, through its officers, beg most respectfully and most earnestly to appeal to you for help. All contributions will be thankfully received, and officially acknowledged. Subscriptions can be paid in through — The National Provincial Bank of England, The Metro- politan Bank of Wales, or the Treasurer. We have the honour, on behalf of the Com- mittee, to remain, Yours faithfully, W. H. Williams, Chairman, Douglas Hill, Bethesda; John Edwards, J.P., Treasurer, Bethesda; George Brvmpr, C.C Secretary. Bethesda. 2750 JUHI STANSEELD, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, GREAT GEORGE STREET, LEEDS. TO WHEELWRIGHTS. BUY YOUR SPRINGS DIRECT FROM THE MAKER. 1000 PAIRS IN STOCK. CART SPRINGS. Ii inch. „ Eyes Down 2ft 10m x 3 plates up'to 4ft 6ia x 6 plates, prices from 6s to 158 6d per pair. CART SPRINGS. LY inch Eyes Down 3fc x 4 plates up to 4ft 6in x 8 plates, prices from 8s Od to 20s Od per pair. CART SPRINGS. 2 inch Eyes down 3ft x 4 plates up to 4ft 6in x 9 plates, prices from 9S to 24s per pair. CART SPRINGS. 4 2l inch, Eyes down 2ft lOin x 6 plates up to 4ft Sin x 10 plates, prices from 17s to 298 per pair. VAN SPRINGS. IF inch Eyes up 2ft ,8in x 5 plates up to 3ft 6in x 8 plates, prices from 98 6d to 19s per pair. VAN SPRINGS. 2 inch Eyes up 3ft lOin x 5 plates up to 3ft 8in x 9 plates, prices from 10s 6d to 22s per pair. VAN SPRINGS. 21 inch c Eyes up 2ft 10ill x 7 plates to 4ft 6in x 10 plates, prices from 16s 6d to 35s per pair. Mail and Collinge Axles.. Patent and Improved Cart Arms. Swan Neck Scroll Irons. Ii x 38 to 2t x i, prices from 5s 6d to 9s 6d per [set. Dumb Jack, Bridge, Spur, Ell :Flap,. and Globe Scrolls. All aizes kept in stock., Carriage Lamps, Best Quality, from 10s 6d per pair. WRITE FOR ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST Be prepared for the wintry season of the yea and write for Illustrated Price List of Steel Frost Nails, Screws, and Cogs. Illustrated Price Lists of all requisites connected with Wheelwrights, Coach Builders, Blacksmiths, Engineers, Contractors, and Builders, on enquiry. The largest and best selected stock in orkshire. The daily delight of Thousands. I The Tea for all. A. NO HORTEA ANCHOR TEA I, ANCHOR TEA ANCHOR TEA Our great success having brought many imitit- I tions of our packet into the market, we trust that consumers will see the Trade Mark is on every Packet. I TRADE ciiertil ki .I I MARK. 4 1 The Winged Anchor Trade Mark will be on every! packet if the Tea is genuine, and Consumers may rest assured of the quality by noting this. ANCHOR TEA ANCHOR TEA ANCHOR TEA ANCHOR TEA Is 4d, Is 6d, Is lOd, 2s, & 28 4d per Pound. SOLD BY AGENTS EVERYWHERE. M- CAUTION.—Beware of spurious and un- scrupulous imitations of our packets by small local houses throughout North Wales. WMCTW For Agencies apply to the ANCHOR TEA. COMPANY, 22, Beer Lane, & 41, Great Tower-st, London, E.C. TEA! TEA! TEA! y TEA GQREU YDYW Y "CLIO" BRAND (REGISTERED). DTLAI AWB Bydd yn dymuno cael pleser wrth yfed cwpanaid o De da blasus brynuTea y "CLIO BRAND." Mae yn cael ei werthu mewn pacedi yn nnig am bnsiau Is 4c, Is 6c, Is 10o, 28, a 2e 6c y pwys. Os anfonir blaendal telir cludiad 5 pwys ac uchod. T Y Blawd goreu at wneyd bara neu deis- enau ydyw y" CLIO BRAND." Cofiwcb y cyfeiriad lie geUwch brynu y Tea a'r Blawdiau goreu am yprisau iselaf hefyd. Hams, Bacon, Lard, Caws, Jams, Lucky Bags, ac amrywiaeth mawr 0 Oonjeotionery at eu had-werthu. W G. EVANS, 299, HIGH STREET, AND WELL ST., BAN GOB. Telegraphic Address. "Produw," Bugor WINTER PASTURE.-Tantw, Dwyran, Anglesey,—Abundance of food. I Horses, 2s fld per week. Foals, 28 3d. Bullocks, 2s 3d. Yearlings, 2s.—Write to Williams, Ty'nygoedan, Dwyran, Anglesey. 2737h ri^EA VANMAN.—Waited, a Capable .JL Canvasser who can talk Welsh one able to drive preferred. Liberal terms to right man, who can influence trade. Photo, with full particulars and salary eXDaoted.— No 2740, Obsorver" Office. h LLANLLYFÑI SCHOOL BOARD. WANTED, a qualified Assistant Teacher for the Penygroes Boys' School. Salary, JE60. Applications, with four recent testimonials, stating age, qualification, and experience, to be sent to me not later than 'the 30th instant. J. HENRY THOMAS, Clerk. Carnarvon, 5th November, 1896. 2748b TO WELSH BOOK COLLECTORS. FOR SALE.—Br Parry's Welsh Black Letter Bibles. 1620; early issues of Dysgedydd, Drysorfa, Cronicl, Eurgrawn, Seren Gomer, Gwyliedydd, Haul, Lleuad yr Oes, &c., &c.; Welsh Poets, Geiriadu'ron, Bywgraffiadau, and various other Welsh Books, too numerous to mention, now out of print.-Apply, Books, "Genedl" Office, Carnarvon o "As tike as Eggs-women say so." —WINTER'S TALE. Every Meal Made Attractive and Tempting BY THE USE OF BIRD'S CUSTARD i POWDER | A delicious accompaniment to evert i Sweet Dish, Pudding, or Stewed Fruit- all the year round. • WOECCS1 10 TROUBLE! HO RISK I » ;:¡;¡iIII"8"" T"a —MM —AW pi WMG H| CLARK'S I 1 SCOTCH TWEEDS! Send for Prices Lis* once. I A.NY LENCITH CUT. j Patterns sent on approval Post I T REE, on application to— J Lg GLAfllf BROS., Scctct: Twied Manfctr* ,«J A || GALASHIELS, N.B. |K A rents M an tea. Picast nunlton ihis Harcr THE ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES: GREAT SUCCESS. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS FRUIT I FRUIT I FRUIT I WRITE FOB PRICE LIST. FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK The Wholesale Fruit Merchant The Commission Agent, ooks after his own business personally Employs no travelling agents so by this means can sell cheaper Can buy right, so by this means sell right. Ships only sound stuffs guaranteed. Has been brought up in the Fruit an.i Vegetable line.—Life long ex- perience. Serves more people in Wales than any other firm in Liverpool. Serves everybody and anybody at wholesale prices. Keeps all sort of English and Foreign Fruits, Cherries, Plums, &c. The Great Onion Salesman. JOHN FITZPATRICK, WHOLFCSALE MABKET. CAZNEAU STREET, LIVERPOOL. N.B.-Money Orders must in all cases accompany' .Z orders from strangers, or good references to avoid any delay. Please na me this paper 'bou pride, v tseftg ablo to Bitmd. appetumw To& Cake*. a%. A do 14 blt ust atiob"so&l oi3j^?- I r 3 r 0 1 &Xal 4044 -to 1J LIME BTREE I (Within 8 Minutes' Walk of L. and N. W. and Central Stations) SUPERIOR COMMERCIAL AND FAMILY HOTEL, Recently reconstructed, and now under entire new management). FINEST COMMERAL ROOM IN THE I KINGDOM. Commercial Tariff: Bed and Attendance, 2s 6d. SPACIOUS AND* SPLENDIDLY-EQUIPPED RESTAURANT. Moderate Charges. GEO. C. SANDERSON, Sole Proprietor. And Commercial Hotel Workington. 2196 OALlER SYLW AIL AGORIAD Y GWALIA HOTEL UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LLUNDAIN, 0 dan arolygiaeth BERSONOL YB HEN BSBOHENOO, a pherchenog presenol Y GWALIA HOTEL, LLANDRINDOD. Mae y ty uchod wedi ei adgyweirio, ei brydferthu, a'i 4dodrefnu drwyddo o'r newydd. Saif mewn man canolog a chyflem. Telerau rhesymol, Perchenog: MR EDWARD JENKINS. Telegrams: Gwynfa, ".Lonaon ¿ ¡ WEST KIRBY NEW HYDRO- PATHIC HOTEL, 35 MINUTES FROM LIVERPOOL. MAGNIFICENT HYDBO. on banks of the Dee. Splendid inland and sea view; charming viewa of Wales; MILD DRY CLIMATE Tennis, deep sea fishing, "wild fowl shoot- IF»G; CLOSE to HOYLAKE GOLF LINKS Billiards, Baths — Turkish, Russian, Vapour, Electric, Ger- man. Marble, Nanheim, Needle, Sitz, Ascending Spray, Spinal Wave, Medicated Shower, Packing rooms, Salt Water /lunge, Hot, Cold and Sea Water Massage and Medical Gymnastics. Sani- tation perfect. TERMS from 2J Guineas; WEEK ends from 16s. Medical superintendent, Dr Wil- kinson. Tariff and FULL particulars from MaMgweM. 2502b MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED.—A Small House in or near Car- narvon.—Apply, X. GenedP' Office. OR NJOOD~ HOUSEMAIDS," Waitresses, Generals, Nurses, &c., &c., apply to Mrs J« D. W illiams, 1, Ogwen Terrace, Bethesda, North Wales. 2715d 7TENERAL SERVANT WANTED, in quiet U house, country district near London, for family of four (two children). Must be clean, willing, and good-tempered, and have excellent references.—" M," Rose Cottage, Sudbury, Harrow (Middlesex). 27l7h PORTMADOC. A PARTMENTS to be let with or without attend- ance. Comfortable home.— O," Observer Sub-office, Portmadoe. o 2655 AS SEMBLY ROOMS, AMLWCH FOR TERMS, &c., apply to M1 W. H. Thomas, Lewis's Buildinsrs, Amlwch ¥ IVEHPOOL.— SHAFTESBURY TEMPER- I f ANCE HOTEL, Mount Pleasant, n«-ar Central and Lime eiraet Stations, and about ten minutes walk from the Landing ^tage. 100 rooms. Moderate charges. Electric Light. A nrat Class Family and Cmmercia Hotrl. A PARTMENTS.-To all having apartments to A let. Do not have them empty when, for Is (or three weeks, 2s you can have a 30 word ad- vertisement inserted in six newspapers circulating in districts which each year sencl thousands of visitors tu Carnarvon. Name of papers, Leyton, Jbeytonstone, West Ham, W anstead, Woodford, and Forest Gate, Manor Park and Ilford Express and Independsnt. Addrets, Publisher, Independent Office Levtonstone, Essex. DENTIST.—Wanted an Apprentice. Also a Lad, 14 to 16 years of age, for the workshop. Wages, 3s 6d per week.—Apply to R. Ranleigh Jones, L.D;S., R.C.S., Dental Surgeon (opposite Prince of Wales Hotel), Carnarvon. 2768J LONDON Visitors Require Apartments. If you want to let your rooms, send an advertise- ment for insertion in the South Eastern Herald," the Woolwich Herald," the "West Kent Argus," and the Brockley News and New Cross Review." Advertisements appear in the four papers at one price—20 words, 6d; three insertions, Is six insertions, Is 9d; thirteen insertions, 3s 3d; 2d for each; additional eight words for one insertion. Over 60,000 readers in South London. SPECIMEN copy gratis. Head Office—68,J Greenwich Road, London, V3.E. A SAFE FOR CHILDREI. IN #*V<AS OF HOREHOUND. TRIRTY YEARS' REPUTATION. g fSTOPS I COLD J Sold Everywhere. m 2/9 per bottle. fCURESA I COUGHJ A SAFE AND SPEEDY REMEDY For INFLUENZA, and all CHEST & LUNG DISEASES 303, HIGH ST., BANGOR. ROBT. WILLIAMS PAWNBROKER, JEWELLER, OUTFITTER, & GENERAL SALESMAN. j MONEY ADVANCED ON Gold, Silver, Plate, Jewel- leryr, Precious Stones, &0., OLD GOLD, SILVER WAR MEDALS. COINS BOUGHT. i Cash prompt for parcels received by post. Unredeemed pledges for Sale as under. Guaranteed Bargains and excellent value £ 1 Is.—Silver English Lever, capped and jewelled. Worth treble. 48 6d.-White-metal keyless Watch, in good order. 4s 6d.—Hall-marked silver Match Box. 158.—Silver keyless Watch, quite new, keeps ex- vqt time. A real bargain. £ 3 15S.'—Eighteen carat ladies half-hoop Ring, 5 pure white diamonds, cost £ 8 10s. 12s 6d.—Night and day, field, marine, or opera Glass, covered, real Russian leather, 8 lenses. X2 10s 6d.—18 carat gold Brooch, diamond centre, splendid stone. A very massive brooch. £ 15.—Gentleman's large, single stone, lustrous diamond Bing, 18 carat gold setting. Genuine forfeited pledge. 7s 6d.—Set of fish Knife and Fork, bone handles, in cas. 68 6d.—Pair of cuterlass Decanters, perfect con- dition. 12s 6d.—Very old English Accordeon, in perfect condition. 6s 6d.—HH 11-marked silver curb Albert, with silver seal attached. 68 6d to 20s.—Gent's hall-marked silver Alberts. 22s 6d.—Full sized Bedsteads, brass rails, top and bottom, 4ft. 6in. by 6ft. 6in. Forfeited pledge. lis 6d.—Full suit of Oilskins, double through- out, Sou'wester included. ;CIO. -Gold keyless Watch, 18 carat, warranted. Eminent Liverpool maker. All latest improve- ments. 3a 3d.-A pair to clear 50 full-sized Bolton Sheets. 17s 6d.—Best electroplate 4 liquor Goblets and Tray, in oa«e. » 8s 6d.—Best eleclzoplate 6 Serviette Rings, in | case. 12s 6d.-Set of hall-marked Salts and Spoons, in case. The Cheapest Shop in Bangor for GOLD & SILVER WATCHES, CHAINS, RINGS, WEDDING & KEEPER RINGS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Readymade Suits, Trousers, Jackets, Vests, &c. Men's Shirts, wool and cotton, in great variety. Workingmen's Trousers, in drab, white and brown moles, readymade or to order from 4s lid.' Blankets, Quilts, Sheets, at very low prices. Inspection of our large and varied stock is specially invited. NOTE THE ADDRESS- „ 303. HIGH STREET BANGOR. t rfliabe fuks. W. CREAMER & CO.g Fcrs can always be relied upon .Every article being their own manufacture and guaranteed. Being actual M auufacturers they are able to give customers the ad- vantages of a practical kuowledge and experience. All Goods at strictly maker a Prices. W. CREAMER & CO'S Magnificent Stock of Furs and Seal&kin varments Is one of the largest and mof-t attractive in the world. A visit of inspeetion respectfully asked. PRACTICAL FURRIERS & SKIN MER- CHANT S. 56, Fold Street, Liverpool. OR 9 TO "HgyjHjgjSiKnt" VHM JXPRESSIOHFLH^^ W Q&Y ",tOP. It Write for liit oz music and full particular*. (Mention this paper) j. M. DBAPBB, Orfanette Works, Blackburn. f GOVERNMENT ARMS, ACCOUTRE- ME NTS, CL0TH1NC, *T0RES,&C. Government ClothingGreat Coats, j/6; Scartet Tunics, i/3; Jackets, i/r; Grey Capes, x/io; Glengarries, id.; Waterproof Hoods and V^apes, xod. Police Clothing:—Great Coats, 5/6; Trousers, 1/0; Leggings, 2/ Lanterns, 9d.; See. Arms aa actually used by the French during the Franco-PrusBl*n WarChasse- pot breech-loading Rifles, 8/- eacK; Swords, with brass handles and steel scabbards, 1/ Lances, 4/ Navy Police Clothing:—Great Coats, 5/6; Trousers, 1/0; Leggings, 2/ Lanterns, od.; &c. Arms as actually used by the French during the Franco-pruaajsn WarChasse- pot breech-loading Rifles, 8/- ead; Swords, with brass handles and steel scabbards, 1/ Lances, 4/ Navy Boarding Pikes, 3/7 J &c. British Government Camp Equipment: -Army bell Tents, 40-ft. in circumference, with pole, pegs, peg mallet, and i-in. Unas, in bag complete, ready for use, 17/6 each Brown Army Blankets, 7-ft. by 8-in., 1/6; Waterproof Sheets, 3-ft. by 6 ft., x Mess Tins, 3d. j &c. British Government Hamu. Rea", Cart Harness, 41 15s. 6d.; Gear Harness, jCi is.; Trooper's Riding Saddles, complete, 19/6 each; Bridles, a/3; Head Collars. 1/9; Leather Surcingles, 1/3; Nose Bags, ventilv 1:, complete with buckle and strap, 3d. t&c. New HarnessFull-sue Gig, complete, & its.; Demy Hogskin, Riding Saddles, complete, £ x 5s.; etc. Curtaiias, Carpets, fto.:—White Lace Curtains, < yds. long, 50-ins. wide, 2/4 per pair Carpets, c-yds. by 3-yds., 3s. each; Rugs to match, 8a.; sc. O llhutrattd Prist Littfrte on mffRcmHo* U JARPIWB, Nottingham.
NAILING A LIE TO THE COUNTER. We are not of those who regard the promoter of the Electric Lighting Scheme in Bangor as either insane fanatics, or as unscrupulous men bent on the furtherance of this scheme for their own benefit. We have always condemned the scheme, and we do still, but we now, as ever, are quite prepared to give the promoters of that scheme credit for honest convictions and pure motives in their vigorous efforts to impose upon a town, which, in spite of the recent so- called "victory" for the also so-called "Pro- gressists contains a minority (little smaller than the majority) opposed to this fin do mcle fad, a system of lighting by electricity. We are quite prepared, we repeat, to give these men credit for purity of motive and honest convic- tion in the aim they have set before themselves. We regret, however, that we eannot adopt the same tone when we come to regard the methods adopted by this party or some. of its agents in the promotion of the scheme, or rather in the furtherance of the candidature of the support- ers of the scheme and in the decrying of the opponents of that scheme. We very well re- member a meeting of the Council following the Local Government Inquiry, at which both sides complimented each other on the fact that the dispute had been carried on in the best spirit, and without indulgence in personalities. We are of opinion that may be said of the sub- sequent stages of the contest as far as person- alities pure and simple are concerned, and, as far as our recollection serves us, not a single case of personal abuse occurred during the electoral contest which took place during the closing weeks of October. Neither side, in direct terms, called the other names. But we regret to find that in spite of this adherence to the amenities of muni- cipal electoral contests on the surface, a little scratching of the skin reveals the existence of the savage under the thin veneer imposed by custom or prudence. And this is to be found in the fact that though direct personalities were not openly indulged in by the advocates of the Electric Lighting Scheme, though there was no direct mppressio veri, there was a good deal of suggestio falsi on the part of the so-called "Progressist" party. There is a blunt plain English phrase for the Latin words we have used which politeness warns us not to use, much less to print. We will therefore continue to use the convenient eupheuism u sugge&tio falsi" in our remarks on the subject. The particular matter we have in view is one which undoubtedly had some effect on the result of the election, and, in any case, was a cruel injustice toyne of the most prominent of the citizens of Bangor, and one that caused the gentleman we refer to a great deal of pain, more, as a matter of fact, than a more direct personality would have done. It will be remembered by our Bangor readers that one of the statements circulated by the advocates of the Electric Lighting Scheme was one to the effect that Alderman Thomas Lewis, one of the most prominent opponents of the scheme, was responsible for the preparation of a scheme for the expenditure of a sum of £30,000 or £ 4(7,000 on the extension of the Gas Works. If this had been a fact, it would have been a perfectly fair and legitimate counter- blast to have employed against the contention that in this matter the measures proposed by J the advocates of Gas against Electrioity would cost the ratepayers less than the schemes put forward by the advocates of the Electricity scheme. But it was not a fact. There was, it is true, some grounds upon which a not too scrupulous adtagonist might base the con- temptible sugge&tio falsi contained in the state- ments we have already referred to, but they are grounds of such a character that no honourable opponent would have thought for a moment of distorting in the man- ner in which this precious "Progressist" party has distorted them. At the adjourned meeting* of the Bangor City Council, held on Wednesday night, Mr. Thomas Lewis asked the permission of the Mayor, Dr. Grey Edwards, to make an explanation on this point. As far as we can gather, the new Mayor gave the asked- for permission, and then Alderman Lewis proceeded to demolish the mgge&tio falsi we have referred to. Alderman Lewis, however, had not I got very far in his vindication (but quite far enough to show which way the cat was about to jump), when the Mayor suddenly awoke to the j fact that the explanation which lie had iust > given Alderman Lewis permission to make, was I "out of order!" Alderman Lewis reminde his worship that he had already obtained hi worship's permission to make a statement on the subject, and proceeded. He prefaced his statement by the perfectly relevan. olservation that during his thirty or forty y. IS of public service he had always, at any ra' e, ricd to be correct. Hereupon, Councillor .1, t Williams^ with a fine affectation of disgi announced that if Mr. Lewis was going to J. Je himself he could not stop in the counci; amber any longer. Poor fellow! Under- d by this,, Alderman Lewis proceeded to say that the accusation made against him was entirely devoid of foundation, when the. Mayor said that he must really rule this out of order, that in fact. he had already done so. Mr. Lewis said that he was about to finish, and intended to confine himself to substantiating his denial of the suggestio falsi we have described by the evidence of the corporate documents themselves. Here Councillor T. G. Williams' aesthetic soul became so harrowed by this spectacle of a man trying to, set himself right in the eyes of his fellow- townsmen, of a maligned gentleman trying, by the permission of the Mayor, to vindicate him- self in the eyes of his constituents from a villainous imputatation, that he rose to order, exclaiming that it was not right that they should listen to such braggadocio. We have had some experience of the amenities of municipal life, and of t: leir abuse, but seldom, if ever, have we, kno vn a case in which an alderman and public servant and benefactor of the calibre of Alderman Lewis has been subjected by a person of the calibre of Councillor T. G. Williams to such a sample of pure Billingsgate as this. Braggadocio, forsooth! We have heard a good deal of brag- gadocio pure and simple from Councillor T. G. Williams, but to hear Councillor T. G. Williams charge Alderman Lewis with stooping to such stuff is something new. The insult was passed over in silence by the new Mayer, and it is, we very much fear, only a foretaste of what may be expected now that the "Pro- gressist party is in the confirmed ascendant in the Council. So far from rebuking Coun- cillor T. G. Williams' coarse phraseology, the new Mayor en phatically repeated that Alder- man Lewis was entirely out of order. On the point of order pure and simple, we are disposed to agree with his Worship, but this ground was cut from under his feet by his giving Alderman Lewis permission to make the statement he wished to make. What Alderman Lewis said is fully reported in another column, and to that dignified, and, in our opinion, crushing, exposure of the dirty tactics adopted by the so-called "Progressist party, in their attempts to impose on the City of Bangor a policy venturesome in the extreme, to use no harder words of it, and one opposed by a minority, as we have said before, almost as large as the majority, we commend our readers' attention. The first appearance of the New Electric Lighting, party in office, and the manner in which that meeting of the Council was conducted by the new Mayor, is a bad augury for the future.
BANGOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE NORTH WALES OBSERVER AND EXPRESS."] Sir,—In accordance with a special resolution, passed on Friday by the Executive Committee of the Bangor Ratepayers' Association, we beg most cordially to thank for their support those electors who voted for the candidates of the Association in the various wards, and also to thank the ratepayers generally for the corteous recep- tion they gave the! representatives of. those candi- dates in the course of the contest. We wish, in leaving the matter for the present, briefly to show how unfairly the whole question was laid before the town by our opponents. Bv so doing, and confining ourselves entirely to th< question of the light supply, we shall have a reoorcl which will be of some future use. The electric light party, no doubt, influenced many votes by means of the following statements 1. Naming £ 12,000 (some said £ 10,500) as the sum required to supply light for Bangor enough to last 50 years. 2. Proposing to increase the gas storage capacity and not naming the cost. 3. Naming £30,000 or £ 40,000 as the sum re- quired by our gas storage extension scheme. Thesa statements were neither candid nor accu- rate. Even with this increased gas storage pro- posed by the electric light party El2,000 will not suffice to supply Bangor with light for 50 years. It will not without further expenditure suffice for lQ years, no not for 7 years. As the simplest calculation would at once show this, it is scarcely credible that the statement was made in ignorance. The £ 30,000 said to be required for the Gas- works by our scheme was set in the balance against the JE12,000 (the only figure named) re- quired by theirs. This was grossly unfair, because £ 30,000 would have been the probable cost of an entirely new gasworks (which no one proposed to erect at present) with a plant of double the present capacity, sufficient to last until the heaviest day's consumption touched the comparatively enormous total of one million cubic feet of gas, more than four times the present heaviest day's consumption, while the £12,000 named by our opponents as the cost of their scheme was only the initial outlay on the electric lighting, and did not even include the cost of the increased gas storage admitted to be necessary. If the initial outlay of the one had been fairly compared with the initial outlay of the other, the balance would have been found greatly in favour of the gas storage extension scheme pure and simple. Let us just for a moment consider this. The electric lighting alone, without any increased gas storage, will cost £12.000, and will give in lighting material an equivalent of 60,000 cubic feet of gas, and allowing very little to spare for emergencies. The gas storage extension scheme advocated by us would have cost for the purchase and erection of gasholder and tank £ 6000—for land and extra. say JE3000 -making a total of £ 9000, say for the sake of argument, £ 10,000. This would have given an increase in lighting material of 386,000 cubic feet of gas, and would include the acquisi- tion of about 3 acres of land. By the scheme of the electric party the initial outlay upon each equivalent of 1000 cubic feet of gas, including the cost of increased GAS storage will amount to' £ 200. By our scheme the initial outlay per 1000 cubio feet of gas would have amounted to only £26. This would mean an advantage in favour of oui scheme JS174 saved to the town for every additional equivalent of 1000Tcubic feet of gas obtained. The electric light scheme will therefore cost EIGHT TIMES as much, and will obviously uot serve the town ONE HALF as long as our prepofed gas storage extension scheme. We have troubled you with what may be re- garded as a recapitulation of the views of our a. sociatiou to further emphasise our prbtest against the Electric Lighting Scheme, because we do not believe the Bangor ratepayers have yet thoroughly realised the vast difference in the cost and effici- encv of the two rival schemes. We are satisfied that owing to the side issues raised during the recent election, the electors were, so confused that they failed to grasp the im- portance of the question submitted to them, but we believe that when the facts are placed before the Board of Trade, they will REPOSE the application for a Provisioaal Order and recommend the town to make the best of its gas property in accordance with the recommenda- tions of Mr Newbigging.—On behalf of the Asso- ciation, yours, &c. CHARLES PIERCE, PJ esH ent. J. L. VAUGHA.Y, Seorettt rv. HTHNCTCUIB^R