KomAiH TO when turninp grey, with j/ ICondy's Fluid £ 51 "I recommend Candy's Fluid 2 as a hair stain." —The La^iys Pictorial. |r,i '0! evci-y, there, r_.Z. I., *| Sc.'tf everywhere, Boz. IS £ 0oz. £ | lbuyiaT CONDY'S FLUID. | .J
A BABY TAKEN AWAY. I The "People's Journal" of Dundee, one of the most important Scotch papers, calls at- tention to this case. "Up to July I was a healthy won.an," said a lady in Fife-hire, "it was a coid I caught in the holidays, and ,:(1 I could not get rid of, which began my troubles. I first had a pain in my side, and then an awful cough. I became weaker and weaker. The doctor ordered my baby to be v/eaned at once, and I was sent to bed. My kidneys were attacked by the cold. I lay in bed suffering from severe pain. I "Two months after my illness commenced, the doctor was specially sent for one fore- noon, as I had become dangerously ill. After examination, he asked me, among jther things, if any of my people had died of consumption. ia,i.y mother,' I answered, 'had gone in that way, but I did not think consumption was in the family.' "He said—'I tlnnk you are going into a. consumption.' I was ordered brandy, eggs, ¡ and beef tea, but I could not take anything my appetite had completely gone. Rela- ( tives were sent for from Edinburgh to take j away the child, then eleven months old. When my husband returned from going to the station with them, he said '•'I think, Jeannie, 1 will get this wonder- 11 think. Jeannie, 1 will get this wonder- ful new medicine I have seen so often men- tioned in the newspapers. It is not or- dinary medicine, and the papers have re- ported some of its wonderful cures. Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People they (-all the thing. They are only 2s 9d a box. "He went and rought me a box. I took a little bread and milk to have something on I my stomach, and he gave me three of Dr Williams Pink Pills. Through the night my cough seemed to get a little easier. When I wakened I said, 'Alec-I feel so hungry.' He gave me a, lam chop and a cup of tea. I am sure I had not tasted as much food for aout two months before. When the neigh- bours came in and saw me they were really astonished. I took other three pills, and had a refreshing sleep. I got better every day after that, and my cough and the pains gradually went away." "Had you suffered a great deal of pain ?" "Yes, and I was poulticed until the skin came off my body; I had such a racking cough that I could not get up, and it cut through me from my back to my chest. It was dreadful at night." "What did doctor say when you recovered?' "The doctor said to his assistant he thought I would never get better: my re- covery was a miracle. I will persist in say- ) ing that Dr Williams' Pink Pills saved my I life. Mrs Walker lives at 120, High street, Cowdenlieath, and her case is only one of many in which Dr Williams' Pink Pills have cured Consumption and all diseases arising from debility and impoverished blood, rheu- matism, influenza, anaemia, scrofula, and chroic erysipelas, as well as nervous disor- ders such as paraiysis, locomotor ataxy, neuralgia, St. Vitus' dance, and nervous headache. They are obtainable of all chemists, and from Dr Williams' Medicine Company, 46, Holborn viaduct, London, at 2s 9d a box, or six for ]3s Od, hut are genuine only with full name, Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. The Pills are not purgar tive, and cannot ha on the most delicate.
PATENTS GRANTED AND SPECIFICA- TIONS-GRANTED. 906. L. B. Atkinson, 10, Westbourne road, Penarth, South Wales, and F. G. Treharne, Wrangbrook, Llanisher, Glam., primary batteries. 850, D. Grey, Tondu, near Bridgend, Glam., tinning galvanizing plates. 9076. S. D. Sims, 8, Promenade, Mount pleasant; and W. Terrill, 42, St. George's street, both In Swansea, arsenvous acid. 9280. M. Loftus, 9, Greenbank, Wrex- ham, time-checking apparatus for workmen.
MERITORIOUS CONDUCT OF A CRIC-, CIETH CAPTAIN. In March, 1896, the "Bianca" (Captain Griffith, Criccicth), sailed from Iquique for England. When off Cape Horn terrific storms were experienced, and the vessel was partially disabled and lost her stearing gear. The chief officer was ill. Rather than make for Port Stanley and bear heavy expenses, Captain Griffith endeavoured to repair the damage at sea, and succeeded in doing so, and brought the ship safe to her destination. The Mercantile Marine Service Association brought the matter before the notice of Lloyd's, who at once recognised the heroism t- of Captain Griffith, and awarded him their medal for meritorious conduct. I
PRESENTATION TO THE BISHOP OF i ST. ASAPH. I The Bishop of St. Asaph, in his opening address to his Diocesan Conferance at Den- I bigh on Thursday, dealt with the question of patronage, and said that endowments I wnich were adequate when given were no longer so. He declined to recognise the pos- session of pdivate means as an essential qualification for the care of souls. He in- vited help from the Clergy Sustentation Fund, and in this connection pointed out that while the Church's endowments were mainly drawn from real property, this at the present dav repr,elite, present day represented only one-fourth of the wealth of the country, and it was time for those who held the other three-fourths to recognise their obligations. His lorusbip afterwards turned his attention to the im- portant subject of tiie diocesan schools. During the day's proceedings Colonel Corn- wallis est presented the bishop with his por- trait, subscribed for in the diocese.
THE LATE SIR G. 0. MORGAN. TRIBUTE FROM THE LIBERATION SOCIETY. At a meeting of the Executive Committee; cf the Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control, held last week, a resolution was passed recording with great srrrow the loss by death of three valued supporters of the society. In Sir G. Osborne Morgan, Bart., M.P., they had dur- ing many years had an able and faithfully ally in all Parliamentary efforts for advanc- ■i^JV ° Aipmha snoiSipj jo d]diauud ,nn Sui long-continued nnd persistent effort he suc- ceeded in passing a measure by wh the disabilities of N onconfornists in connection with the burial of the dead were largely re- moved and subsequently sught to supply its deficiencies by means of further legisla- tion. He was not less earnest in striving for the abolition of ecclesiastical tests which either excluded Nonconformists from the national universities or denied to them u-etr full share of the honours and advantages which they afforded. Although a member of the Church of England, he was a firm and steady supporter of the principle of dises- tablishment, and on the introduction of the bill for disestablishing the Church in the Principality he rendered important service by his earnest and effective advocacy of the measure. The cmmittee deeply sympath- ised with Ladv Morgan in the great loss which she has sustained, and also with the friends of religious equality in Wales, who have lost a leader whose sterling qualities and intellectual gifts won the respect of op- ponents, as well as the admiration of allies. Sir Isaac Holden, Bart., besides being a faithful supporter of the society's obects when ccupying a seat in Parliament, was a munificent contributor to its funds, and throughout a prolonged life was an inflexible upholder of the principles advocated by the society while his systematic benevolence was displayed in connection with numerous agencies for promoting the religious, the poll-, and the educational advancement of the people. The death of Mr J. B. Hutch- inson, of Nottingham, has caused a vacancy in the society's committee, and has deprived the town of Nottingham of one of its most useful inhabitants. In conclusion, th ecom- mittee express their desire to convey to the relatives f th deceased friends an expres- sion of their great sympathy with them in their bereavement.
The amount of iron in the human blood is about an ounce to the 1001b., or a little over a quarter of an ounce to the individual. Naltkenoff, of Geneva, says there are 311,000 blind persons in Europe, mostly from fevers, and that 75 per cent, would have kept their sight had they been properly I treated. In London there are 5550 inquests every I year, and 3580 persons are killed by acci- dents in the streets. About 120 adults are I missing every year, and 50 dead bodies found are not identified.
Speaking at the Bangor Diocesan Confer- ence last week, the Rev D. Lewis, M.A., rector of Llaneuddwyn, paid a high com- pliment to Welsh Nonconformity. He ex- I pressed regret that the Church had not paid I greater attention to the mental pabulum of the people, no books of sermons worthy of the name having been produced during the present century, whilst on the shelves of I farmhouses on the hillsides of Wales there 1 are to be found many volumes emanating rfom Nonconformist pulpits and pens. Ac- cording to the published reports the Rect-or remark was received by the clergymen and laymen present with loud cries of Hear' hear."
BROKE IN TWO IX THE MIDDLE. I, the writer, was riding in a railway coach one day in the autumn of 1886. The train was speeding swiftly and smoothly on its journey. Suddenly three of the car- riages left the metals', mine being one of them. We all rolled down a lov." embank- ment together. Nobody was killed, but ment together. Nobody was killed, but several were more or less seriously hurt. On my left leg there is a long and broad scar that. I shall carry to my grave—the result of a wound received on that occasion. The cause of the accident was this: The tront axle of the first of the three coaoiies broke squarely in two in the middle—an absolute ely new piece of iron, the coach being then 10 nits fourth trip. Nothing remarkable about t2.t: do you say ? There is a lesson in ll, my friend a lesson in it, which even a well-informed fellow like you can afford to make a note of. I'll tell you what it is in a minjto. Perhaps you can guess it right off the reel. Anyhow, you will be willing to read Mr. Marsden' s evidence as to a sirailu :nis- hap. hap. "In the autumn of 1892," he says, 1 that something was wrong witn mc.i felt I drowsy, heavy, and tired,—will -li was a new thing in my experience. The whites of my eyes turned yellow and my skin was dark f and sallow. There was a nasty, copperish taste in my mouth, particularly in the morning, and I spat ip a great deal of phlegm—thick, slimy stuff it was. I had no proper relish for my meals, and often enough I could not even taste of any of my favourite dishes. "This was bad, but worse was coming. One day in the early part of January (1893), whilst at dinner a dreadful pain took me in the right side. For some minutes I couldn't move on account of it. I was in agony. The sharpness of the attack abated pre- sently, but it left its mark on me. After that I had diffic-ulty in getting about, and and although I struggled on with my work it was a great punishment to me, as I was in constant pain. In fact, it was a trouble to get in and out of bed. As time went on the pain in my side in- rceased. Every breath I drew pained me and I had to sit doubled up I couldn't straighten myself out. For nearly a year I was in this condition, and for months I was under medical treatment. The doctor said there was a stoppage in the bowels, but his medicine did nothing to ease me. In August (1893) I heard from Mr B. Bell, the Grocer, Brompton, of the good Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup had done in a case something like mine. I sent for it and began taking it and in the short space of fourteen days I found great relief. This encouraged me to keep on with the Syrnp, and I did so. The result was that the pain left me by degrees until it was all gone, and I had no feeling of illness at all. I am now well and strong as ever I was. I am perfectly willing you should publish what I have said if you think it is worth the trouble and expense. Yours truly ,(Signed) Thomas Marsden, 2, Hodgson terrace, Brompton, North Allerton, October 26th, 1893." We do decidedly think it worth the trouble and expense, and we'll tell you why. Hark back to what was said about the rail- way accident. Very well. Now when they came to examine that new axle they found a bad flaw right in the centre of it—not | visible on the outside. It was fatally de- j fective from the day it was made, vet no- j body could know it. When it broke it suddenly and without warning—of course. t It was God's mercy a dozen people were not killed by it. « Well, our friend Mr Marsden had always ( been a healthy man—so he thought. He ¡ rboke down suddenly. Why ? Because of the deadly poisons in his blood engendered I by latent and slow acting indigestion and dyspepsia. Slowly but surely the poison I spread until it reached the vital spots. Then be fell as the railway coach did—from a hidden flaw. Happily for him Mother Seigel's Syrup was able to cure (to repair) ¡ him. I What, then, is that lesson we promised you? It is this. Watch out for the early signs of weakness and take the remedy then Don't wait until you are down the bank. As for the coach axles we shall have to trust to luck.
According to a report by the French Min- ister of Finance 148.808 families in France have claimed exemption from certain taxes recently voted by the Parliament, on ac- count of having seven or more children. The marriage rate of Germany rose 10 per Z, cent, in the year following the fralco- I I Prussian war. The same phenomenon ? as j observed after the French war which ended | in 1815. I The United States leads the world in divorcein the twenty years preceding 1886 there being 328,716 to 258,332 for all Europe I
THE ÐRIGINRL" AND THE BEST. I f Î I Beau ti Cool, Sweet Smoking. Emu% PLAYIS n S Z B !&s Bt& ipsx m 0% i is sold only in 1-cz. Packets, and 2, 4, and 8-cz. and I-lb. Tins, which keep the tobacco in tine smoking condition. Ask for FL £ -IS at a!! Tobacco Sellers, Stores. &c., and don't be put off with any ether. The genuine bears the Trade Mark, "NOTTINGHAM CASTLE," on euery Pucker and /?. Pm m & iidt \!j :i M T ? ME s:sc raw tin I ME s:sc raw tin I i so m I t s r CIC/tRETTES Sold in Packets of 12, and Tins containing 24-, 5CJ and 100. Also supplied in a new size—"MAGNUMS," in Card Cases containing 8, and Tins containing 16, 50, and 100. THE PENRHYN QUARRIES. So far as can be aseertainel, no change has taken place with regard to the eight men who, it is alleged, have been refused re-admission to th e Penrhyn Quarries. It is, however, authoritatively stated that a deputation ha, been appointed under clause 1 of the terms of settlement to wait upon Lord Penrhyn and Vr E. A. Young with a view of having effect given to clause 5, by which it was agreed to re-admit all the late employees.
PERSONA^ AND GENERAL. I India has 131,600 lepers. I The Chinese have a flower which is white I at night or in the shade, and red in the sun- light. In Russia there are 615 new cases of leprosy every year. Cancer is most common in Brussels; 420 deaths per 10,000. An adult perspires twenty-eight ounces in twenty-four hours. Russia has 180,000 blind persons within the limits of the Empire. In 1887 there were 30,030 inquests held in England and WaDs. The fattest man ever known was Daniel Lambert, 739 pounds. In Europe there are 518,400 insane. in I' the United States 168,900. The death-rate from apoplexy is highest at Turin, Italy—610 in 10,000. Of every 10,000 deaths in the United Statesl420 are from consumption. The mercantile and armed navies of the world have 1,603,000 seamen. Shanghai has the highest death-rate from heart disease, 1510 per 10,000. The thickest artillery shells are burst by the expansive force of freezing water. The largest apes have only 16 ounces of brain; the lowest men have 39. Suicide is much more common among soldiers than among civilians. In all countries more marriages take place in June than in any other month. In every country consumption kills more victims than any other one disease. More suicides take place on Tuesday and Thursday than on other week days. There are in the world 261 blind asylums and training schools, with 11,780 inmates. The population of Italy is 270 per square mile; of Germany, 240 of Francve, 190. Sweat consists of nearly 99 per cent. of water and a little over 1 per cent. of saline matter More cases of consumption appear among needle-makers and file-makers than any other classes of labourers. The rate of pulsation is 120 per minute in infancy, 80 in manhood, and 60 in old age. There are more deaths annually from hydroprobia in Sweden than in any other country. In Great Britain the annual sick rate for each inhabitant is ten days to the year; in the United States, eight days. France has more persons over 60 years of age than any other country; Ireland comes next. Insanity in every country is more preval- ent among unmarried than among married persons. t Among all races the weight of the male brain is 10 per cent. heavier than that of the female. In Norway persons who have not been vaccinated are not allowed to vote at any election. The ratio of insanity is greatest in Ire- land, 37 to 10,000; the United States corned next with 33. During the Civil War in the United States the Union sick averaged 9 per cent. of the army. During the Franco-German war the Ger- mans lost 263 men from small-pox; the French, 23,449. In 1757 the Empress Catharine received a Russian peasant woman who had 57 child- ren all living. Over 26 per cent. of reading men in every ocuntry are shortsighted or otherwise of defective vision. Fedor Vossileff, of Moscow, in 1872 was pensioned by the Czar. He had eighty- three children living. France is the only European country which hasl. to-day fewer able-bodied men than it had 30 years ago. In 1820 the United States had threes in- habitants to the square mile of area, in 1890 there were twenty. The average weight of an Englishman 30 years old is 156 pounds; of an Americar4 at the same age, 150. There, are in Europe 33,000 births and 24,000 deaths daily, or sixteen births and twelve deaths a minute. Human blood is composed of 77.8 parts of water, 6.2 of albumen, 14.1 of colouring matter, and 1.9 of saline. The1 prison population of India is only 38 per 100,000 population, or less than half the ratio of Great Britain. The ratio of deaf mutes and blind in all civilised countries rises much fastel than that of the population. An adult has about 28 pounds of blood and ten pounds are sent through veins and arteries at each pulsation. Professor Edward Anwyl, M.A.. of the Aberystwyth University College, has just completed for the press the Accidence of his Welsh Grammar, which is to be brought out in the Parallel Grammar Series," pub- lished by Messrs Swan Sonenschein. The "Goleuad" publishes a curious ad- vertisement inviting four persons, male or female, to place four memorial stones in the walls of a certain Calvinistic Methodist chapel. It is added that each person is ex- pected to deposit at least £50 on the stones." The offer is businesslike, if not exactly pleasing. The list of invited preachers to the Welsh Congregational Cymanfa of Liverpool and district includes three ministers who began their preaching at Liverpool.the three being sons of former Liverpool ministers, namely, the Rey Henry Ree, of Bryngwran (son of the late Rev Dr William Rees), the Rev Owen Thomas, M.A., of London (son of the lateRev Dr John Thomas), and the Rev W. i olson, Portmadoc (son of the late •Kev William Nicholson). A teaspoonful of microbes contains over I 4,000,000 individuals. I Botanists say that there are upward of 50 000 varieties of plants. j The largest trees are in Australia some ex- ceeding 400 feet in height. In one summer the descendants of a single fly will number 2080,320. All animals whose habitat is the Arctic regions turn white in winter. In Borneo there grows an insect-eating hover which has the smell of carrion. Showers of fish have repeatedly fallen in various quarters of the world. The oldest violin in the world was found in an Egyptian tomb dating about 3000 B.C. Rome, 615 feet in greates diameter and 120 Rome, 615 feet in greatest diameter and 120 high. The most perfect whisporing gallery in the world is the dome of St. Pauls, iu London. A speck of gold weighing the millionth part of a grain may be easily seen by the naked eye. At the siege )f Metz the French in the 11 hospital averaged 17,000 men, nearly 10 per I oont.' of the garrison. The greatest average height in any Euro- I pean army is found in the Norwegian, 69in., the least in the Italian, 65in. Stockholm has the highest death rate rfom drink of any city in the world, 90 in 10,000. In France, Russia, and Holland apoplexy is most frequent in winter; in Canada and the United, States in summer. Of 1000 men who marry, 332 marry younger women, 579 marry women of the same age, and 89 marry older women. In all countries the rate of suicide is in- creasing. In 1830, in Europe and America, there were 1756; in 1885 there were 7902. More women than men go blind in Nor- way, Sweden, and Ireland more men than women in the rest of Europe and the United States. During the present century the food sup- ply of the princijfcd nations has increased in a much greater ratio than the population. A meeting of 2000 persons over 70 years of age is annually held at Leicester, and of these over 406 die before the next anniver- sary. In Great Britain the actual number of per- sons engaged in agriculture is 2,561,000' in manufacture, 5,189,000; in commerce 7,985,000. Dr Lombroso found that the skulls of Italian criminals had 10 per cent. less than the usual capacity Dr Bordier found the reverse conditions in France. The normal temperature of man is about 98'5 degrees; of the snail, 76; oyster, 82; porpoise, 100; rat, cat, and ox, 102; sheep, 104; hog, 105; chicken, 111. During the cholera plague of 1865 the greatest mortality at Rome and Madrid was on Sundays at London and Berlin on Wed- nesdays at Paris on Saturdays. Tiberius made an edict forbidding men over GO and women over 50 to marry but so many petitions were presented against it by widows that it was soon repealed. Kasper says that of clergymen 42 per cent. reach 70 years of farmers, 40; mer- chants, 33; soldiers and clerks, 32: lawyers, 28; teachers, 28; physicians, 24. Aristotle mentions a .oman who had five living children at a birth four times succes- sively Menage tells of one who had I twenty-one children in seven years. The veteran eisteddfodwr and bard Llew Llwyfo, who for some time past has been lying seriously ill at Llanrug, near Carnar- von, is reported to be progressing favour- ably.
CRICCIETH. THE COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting of the Urban Council was held last Saturday evening, Mr Robert Thomas in the chair. Attention was drawn to the fact that a dea- ler in game carrying business in the town had no license. Further on in the proceed- ings the assistant clerk kMr J. Tobias) read an application for a license, from the dealer in question. The application was granted. —The financial statement was considered, and several bills were passed for payment. —One death was reported but no birth dur- ing the month.—Mr J. T. Jones expressed much surprise that there was no birth, and the Council laughed heartily.—The Local I Government Board wrote stating that they were prepared to consider the application I of the Council for the loan of L1700 towards erecting a sea wall for the protection of Abereistedd on the condition that the Coun- cil passed a resolution that about 14 but- tresses would be made.—Replying to the Chairman, Mr Thomas Roberts, the engin- eer of the Council said that buttresses would not add to the strength of the wall. The present plans were practically the same as those approved by Mr Douglas, the engineer of the Local Government Board. But- tresses would add to the expense about £ 100.—The Council resolved to inform the London Board of these facts.—It was de- cided to consider the ground rents of the proposed building sites of houses on the Council's property, in committee.—Dr Fraser's report was read. Certain nuisances, together with a slaughter-house, were strongly condemned. The Medical Officer of Health also pointed out that pigs wero kept in the middle of the town.—Reference was made by the Sanitary Committee to the water supply, but in face of the recent re- solution of the Council, no recommendation respecting that supply was made.—Mr Evan Jones brought forward his resolution con- cerning the lifeboat slip. He said that horses could not go along the slip, and there was a boat on the old way. After a disous- sion it was decided to give notice to the owner of the boat to remove it.
PATENT RECORD. APPLICATIONS FOR PATENTS 20994. J. T. Edwards, and J. H. Moody, A van Vale Hotel, Aberavon, pneumatic tyre puncture preventative. 21071. L. Jones, Ivy Cottage, Ton Pen- tre, R.S.O., Glam., a contrivance for in- creasing the power of a cycle. t 21441. W. E. Williams, 32, Mortimer road, Canton, Cardiff, an improved adver-
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES. MEETING OF COUNCIL. A meetinug of the Council was held at hte College on Wednesday, the 22nd inst., the following members being present: Mr H. Bulkeley Price (chairman), Mr Henry Lewis, Principal Reichel, Mr J. Bryn Ro- berts, M.P., Rev Daniel Rowlands, Lady Verney, Rev T. J. Wheldon, Professor Winter, and the Registrar (vMr J. E.Lloyd). On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by the Rev D. Rowlands, it was resolved "That the Council have heard with the deepest regret of the death of the late Right Hon. Sir George Osborne Morgan, M.P., one of the original founders of the College and one of its first Vice-presidents. It re- calls with gratitude the great services which his high abilities, brilliant scholarship, and wide experience of affairs enabled him to render to the cause of Welsh education in general, and more espeically in connexion I with this college, to whose funds he was a generous contributor and whose welfare he was ever ready to promote by his council and influence. The Council desires also to tender to Lady Osborne Morgan its sincere and respectful sympathy with her in her bereavement. It was also resolved, on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Lady Yerney, That the Council express their sense of the loss which the cause of national education has suffered through the death of the Right Hon A. J. Mundella, and place their apprecation of the service he rendered to the College, as Vice-president of the Com- mitte of Council at the time of its establish- ment, by his influential support and his words of wise encouragement." Mr J. Lloyd Williams was then unanimously el- ected Assistant Lecturer and Demonstrator in Botany. Mr Williams is a trained cer- tificated teacher and for many years was head master of Garn School, Dolbenmaen, where he took the College teacher's course in agriculture and conducted science classes at Garn and at Criccieth. Sub- sequently he proceeded to the Royal Col- lege of Science, London, where he devoted himself especially to Botany, taking a first class in the advanced class examination and winning the Marshall Scholarship for re- search. The results of an investigation which he conducted in conjunction with Professor Turner have been published by the Royal Society, and in his address as President of the Society Lord Lister re- ferred to this work as one of the notable pieces of research of the year. The Council then received the report, of a Committee which had been appointed to take the necessary steps for securing the use of a farm upon which the theoretical teaching given in the Agricultural Depart- ment might be practically illustrated and permanent experiments carried out on a thorough basis. The Committee reported that they had arranged to take, on a lease of twenty one years, from Sir Richard Bulkeley, Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, Lledwigan, near Llangefni, a farm of 340 acres, known to be one of the best in the county of Anglesey. It was resolved to confirm the arrangements made and to re- quest the Agricultural Education Com- mittee to draft a scheme for the manage- ment of the farm. The Agricultural Committee met on the same afternoon, when there was a large at- tendance including Mr H. Bulkeley Price (in the chair), Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn, Mr. Forrester Addie, Mr H. Clegg, Mr J. Rice Roberts, and repesentatives of the County Councils of Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, and Flint. It was announced that the Worshipful Company of Drapers had made a conditional grant of £1000 towards the stocking and equipping of a college farm, and that other promises of assistance bad been made. A large committee, represent- tive of the whole of North Wales, was then formed to issue an appeal for subscriptions towards the same object. A smaller com- mittee was requested to draw up a scheme for the management of the farm, to be sub- mitted to a meeting of the Committee which was fixed for Tuesday, October 19th. The farm scheme has received the approval of the Board of Agriculture.
YACHT CrXBS AND ARMORIAL BEARINGS. The Birkenhead magistrates on Friday gave their decision in the case against Jap- tain James Gladstone,.secretary of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club, for n<:ing armorial bear- ing on the club nctepaper without a lic- ense. The Inland Revenue authorities contend that the notepaper, bearing a de- isgn of the club's flag, was an infringement of the law. For the defence it was irged that this had been used by the club under an Admiralty warrant for sixty years, and wa.s done by every yacht club in the iting- odm, as well as by all the shipping compan- ies. The bench held that an offence had been committed, but thought that a fine of Is, including costs,, would be a sufficient penalty. Probably the decision will be ap- pealed against.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE PENRHYN QUARRIES. Mr J. H. Bodvei-Robert the county coroner for Carnarvon, held an inquest at Bethesda on Friday evening touching the death of a quarryman, named Richard Rowlands, who had died from the result of injuries received earlier in the week. Evid- ence was given to the effect, that a large piece of rock fell on deceased's leg whilst at work in the quarries, and smashed it to such an extent that the limb had to be amput- ated. He never recovered from the shock oj the accident. The. jury returned a ver- diet of Accidental (ic-ath.In conse- quence, it is believed, of the fact that the quarries have been idle for such a length of time, the rocks are supposed to be in a more dangerous condition than usual, and minor accidents have frequently oocurred during the week.
THE ANGLESEY NEEDLEWORK GUILD. The fourth annual meeting of the mem- bers of the Guild was held in the New Hall, Menai Bridge, last week, under the presi- dency of Lady Magdalen Bulkeley, presi- dent. Mrs Pritchard Ra yne-r, vice-presi- dent, was also present, and the Committee district presidents, and associates were well represented. The annual report and state- ment of accounts (the latter showing the fmancies to be in a prosperous state) were read byth e hon secretary, approved of, and pa-s-sed, and arrangements were made for having the show of clothing and blan- kets at Menai Bridge early in November. The rules were the subject of a short but in- teresting and useful discussion, and it was resolved to add four members to the com- mittee. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr Cox, Min-y-Garth, for auditing the ac- crunts, and to the president for presiding. The clothing and blankets .will be on view to the public, and wil be sent oat to the var- ious district presidents lor distribution as soon as possible afterwards.
THEFT OF ^E^A¥"X £ 1NDUDN0. George Harris, who represented himself to be an actor, of New York, was charged on remand by Superintend nt Rees, at a speial court on Friday, with stealing money from a bathing van on Monday, 20th ut. —Frederick Bald, a cashier, of Birming- ham, sajd that on returning to his van after a bathe on the mention d, he iii,.sel four sovereigns from his purse, and eight or nine shillings out of his trouser pocket. He Mas called out of the water bv his wife, who had seen the prisoner enter the wit- ness's van. Louisa Bald, wife of the wit- ness, gave evidence as to seeing the pri- soner enter her husband's van.—Owen Owens said the prisoner hired a maehne, and he drove hm down to the water. Wit- Ties found him in Mr Bald's machne, and sent hm nto hs own. The prisoner said he had made a mistake. Later Mr Bald told the witness he had missed E4, and the pri- soner was taken into Mr Bald's van, and the police were sent for. The prisoner denied that he had committed the theft. Police Constable Henry Jones said that be searched the prisoner, and found on him four soveriengs, one half-sovereign, two half-crowns, and a sixpence also a gold I ring.—Police Constable Griffith said he charged the prisoner when he was brought to the police station, and he said he knew nothing about the matter. He said he was of Glasgow, Ireland, and lately of New York.—The prisoner was then charged, and pleaded ,iiilt,r,-Tht- Chair- man said the prisoner was liable to six months' imprisonment, but they would only sentence him tothree.
THE SALE OF I^NK^TxTCHILDREN. Mr John Hilton, Meropolitan Superinten- dent of the United Kingdom Alliance, calls attention in the "Times" to a remarkable movement in many parts of the kingdom to prevent sending little children to public- houses. The Liverpool justices passed last year a resolution requesting thø Watch Committee to instruct the Head Constable to report in 1897 any case, in which, after a written warning, a licensee persisted in serving children, apparently under 13, with liquor for consumption off the premises or offering such children sweets, toys, or other gifts as inducement to visit licensed pre- mises. The justices of Bootle and Birken- head passed similar resolutions, also the standing joint committee of Durham. The Home Office cordially recommended their example to authorities in all parts of the country. At Birmingham a resolution has been unanimously passed by the Bench that intoxicating liquors for consumption on or off any licensed premises should not be delivered to children under 13 vears of age, and that the offering of inducements to frequent public houses should not be al- lowed, and that no person should be per- mitted to consume drink in out-door apart- ments. The Chief Constable of Birkenhead reports that the request made last May that no children, apparently under 13, should be served with liquor has beengenerally com- plied with, only five cases of disobedience havingcome come to the notice of the police. In France taverns and restaurant keepers serving minors below the age of 16 are liable to a fine from If. to 5f. for the first offence, and for a second, a fine of 5f., and the loss of civil rights. In Russia, publicans serv- ing children under 18 are fined two roubes for the first offence, and for a second for- feit their licence. In Hungary, an inn- keeper knowingly serving a child below 14 is liable to a fine of lOOn. ,and on a second conviction to liavinc his license cancelled. In Belgium innkeepers serving children under 15 may be fined of., 10f., or 50f. for repeated offences during 12 months. Mr Jas. Whyte, of U. K. AH ram, writes also to the "Times" that Sweden and Nei- wav are now among the soberest countries in Europe, though in the beginning cf He present century they were among the most drunken countries in the world. The chance is due entirely to stringent liquor legislation. Canada has, he believes, the lightest, drink ratt ancl alsg the ligh SeatU rate to Christendom*