SCIENCE OF THE DAY. £ B§ HEADACHE GUEED with W. J. F, KA LY I N's Spectacles & Eyeglasses He visits The Bee Hire Hotel, Turf square, Caroarrea, ■•Tery Saturday, from JO till 6. EYES TESTED FREE. All letters to be sent to Llangefni, Anglesey. 1 WATM mm FW OW MT-SWW md wL rt £ r*B WATGB. ate* > fl eha&M tor »«a»* u w STMT EBB ONI AD AR EFENGYL lOAN. Gan y Parch Evan Roberts. f A IL-ARGRAFFIAD, yn awr yn barod, i\ mewa liian hardd, Haner Coron. Ar werth gan yr boll lyfrwerchwyr. ArgrafFwvil a cbyboedlwyd D. W. Davies, Caernarfon. MR JOHN HCOHES, ARCHITECT, SURVEYOR, AND CIVIL: ENGINEER (Engineer for Pwllheli Pier), PWLLHELI AND COLWYN BAY. HAZELMLRE, LAWSON ROAD, COLWT N BAY. 1, BAY VIEW TERRACE, PWLLHELI. GWALTA HOUSE, HIGH STREET, PORTHMADOG. MR J. H. ROBERTS). SYFLAWNDER o Ddilladau Parod, Ties, %-2 Coleri, Hetiaa, Crysau, &c., am y prislau Lief gydd 5 a bosibl. Cofiwch, 36 eisiea Bargeinion, ymweied a Gwalia. Ho .se. Porthmadog. 487 W. H. ROWLAND. (L te Pritchard Brothers). Yacht Lanch and Boat Builder, Ship's Carpenter, &c. ABEf BRIDGE, CARNARVON. Any description of Yacht, Launch, or Boat Built o order. Specificai ions and Designs subi^it-te i. New an i Second-hand Boats uJwftys iu Stock. Boats ai. Yachts for Hire by the Hour. ESiy, or W i. Inspectic1. invited. LIVERPOOL SHAFTESBUxlY. HOTEL. morNT PLEA8AKT Three minti 's' walk from Central vnd Lime Street S' ,tions, and about ten m inutes from Landing Stage. FIRST CLASS TEMPERANCE HOTEL. with moderate cnargee. Electric Lieut. 100 Rooms. Nifihi Porter, H PORTANT NOTICE. W. RICHARDS, FISH, GAM E, & POWLTRY MERCHANT, 172,174, and 329, HIGH STREET, BANGOR BRANCH SHOP at 329, HIGH STREET, Telephone, No. 39. 1068 SEEDS SEEDS. L If B RAL N B i UPERB STOCKS. Well ripeue i and matured. True to name. FARM SEEDS. Cereals, < Irasses, Root Crops, ete., etc. KITCHEN GARDEN. All the choi -est and best of all Vegetables. ) FLORIST FLOWERS. New, raw, choice, and the beat of the old varieties. Seeds of every description for every purpose. ALTRINCHAM & VjIIUJL allSj MANCHESTER, AND 296, HIGH ST., BANGOR. UEEN OF FLOWERS c- u \:t —THE ROSE. Oar Stocks cousist of TENS OF THOUSANDS, a.u that ix fain: and bast in thia lovely flower; and we are always pJoaaed to supply quotations for any cumber of Plants in the following and all oilier classes:— H P a STANDARD & DWARFS. TEAS f NOISETTE. HYBRIED TEAS & MOSS. BOURBONS & CHINA. POLYANTHA& CLIMBERS. AUSTRIAN PENYANCE St SWEET BRIARS. BANKSIAN & PROVENCE, SCOTCH, ETO., ETC. ROSES IN POTS for forcing. All strong, healthy, and vigorous. C'lLIBRANS, Altbincham, MABTOHESTEB. and 296 lpall ST., BANGOR. 04 B JyTOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS. N FRUIT! FRUIT! FRUIT! WRT R FOR PRICE LIST. FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK. FITZPATRIC K FITZPATRIC • FITZPATRIC ;i: FITZPATRIC' FITZPATRIC K FITZPATRIC K FITZPATPvK K FITZPATRIC FITZ PATRICK FITZPATRIC i. FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK FITZPATRICK The Wholesale Fruit Mer- chant. The Commission Agent. Looks after his own business personally. Em- ploys no Travelling Agents, so by this means can sell cheaper. Can buy right, so by this means bell right. Ships only sound stuffs guar- anteed. Has been brought up in the Fruit and Vege- tabla line. Life-loag exper- ience. Serves more people in Wales than a ay other firm in Liverpool. Serves every- body and anybody at Whole- sale Prices. Keeps all sorts of English and Foreign Fruits, Cherries, Plums, &c. The great Onion Salesman. 1 JOHN FITZPATRICK Wholesale Market, CAZNEAU STREET, LIVERPOOL. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. TRAIN ALTERATIONS. JANUARY, t 1901. On and After January 1st, the following Trains will be Discontinued:- MAIN LINE. 9.35 p.m. Welshpool to Llanidloes. COAST SECTION. 11.40 a.m. Pwllheli to Glandovey Junc- tion; 5.0 p.m. Machynlleth to Portmadoc. C. S. DENNISS, Secretary and General Manager. Oswestry, December, 1900. CAMBRIAN RAILWAY. TOURIST BOOKINGS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. TOURIST TICKETS available for two — months will be issued from the principal stations to all Health Resorts on the Cambrian Railways, also to Waking Places in England, North Wales, English Lake District, North East Coast, &c.} &c., during tht Winter Months. Tourist Tickets, available for two months, will also be issued from the principal sta- tions on most of other Companies' Lines to the various Tourist Resorta on the Cam- brian Railways. All information regarding Excursion Trains and Tourist Arrangements on the Cambrian Railways may be obtained from Mr W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line, OswestrT. O. S. DENNISS, Secretary and General Manager. November, 1900. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. I' 'O BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, the t. several stacks of well-harvested HAY, of the growth of 1900 (except where other- wise stated), standing at the undermentioned Stations on the Cambrian Railways, and estimated to contain the respective quantities, more or less, also undermentioned, viz. Estimated) Estimated Stations. Weight* j STATIONS Weight. Tona TODS IJaaymynedi 7 Bow 8tree* 6J Iiaasaintffraid. < iPeamaespool 4 Kerry (lgw) 2t Pcnsarn klm), 4 Lkuudloea 9 Peoøam 4 Tyiwdk 8 Hariech (t899) 7 St. Harmons ach at 1} Talaarnaa (1889) 6| Eft. Harmon* Talnrnaa Bsflth Portznadac 4 Abowhr at Criedeth (1899). 19 Booghrood 8 priccieth .? 9 TalgwrtW 10 Abcradi (1899) S CaeiBVB » 41 Abecerch 7 Ynystaa 8* — Borth 2} T»U1 146 For further particulars, and to treat, apply to Oswestry, C. S. DENNISS, November, 19M. Secretary. c A M B R I A N RAILWAYS. SHIRE HORSE SHOW, ROYAL AGRI- CULTURAL HALL, FEBRUARY 26th to MARCH lat. On Monday, February 25th, 1901, Cheap Excursion Tickefc will be issued to LONDON. From Pwllheli 10.30 a.m, Afon Wen 10.45 R..m, Criccieth 10.56 a.m., Portmadoc 11.10 .m., Minifordd 11.15 a.m., Penrhyn- deudraeth 11.21 a.m., 2 days tickets, 128; days tickets, 19s 6d; 8 days tickets, 23s. Talsaniau 11.26 a.m., Harlech 11.33 a.m, Llanbeir and Pensarn 11.43 a.m., 2 days ticket?, 12s; 5 days tickets, 18s 6d; 8 days tickete, 2k Dy-ffryn 11.54 a.m., 2 days tickets, 12s; 5 days tickets, 18s; 8 days tickets, 21s. Passengers return from London (Euston) a.i uuder —Two days passengers return at 9 45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27th. live days passengers return at 9.45 p.m. cn Friday, March 1st. Eight days pass-n- i;ers return at 9.45 p.m. on Monday, March < th. All information regarding Excursion Trains and Tourist Arrangements on the Dambrian Railways can be obtained from Mr W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line, Oswestry. O. S. DENNISS, Secretary and General Manager. Oswestry, February, 1901. 2 GRAND BAZAAR will be held in connection with B ETHEL CHAPEL, PENYGROES, during FHIST AND SECOND WEEKS IN SEPTEMBER. 1375 SEIONT, &c., FISHERY DISTRICT. HEREBY CERTIFY that L. Morgan, of P!as Coedlrnor, in the County of Angle- sey, Eisquire, has been duly elected by the Net Lioencees as their Representative Mem- ber cf the Board of Conservators for the abovi Fishery District for the year 1901. J. T. ROBERTS, I R-etuming Officer. Carnarvon, 13th February, 1901. 1395 NOTICE. ELECTRIC LIGHTING ACTS, 1882 and 1888. CARNARVON AND DISTRICT ELEC- TRIC LIGHTING PROVISIONAL ORDER, 1901. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the -L'' Board of Trado have appointed Mr Alexander Pelham Trotter to hold a Public Inquiry at the Institute, Bangor street, Carnarvon, on Tuesday, the 26th day of February, 1901, at 10 a.m., in the matter of the application by Mr Edward Whittred Iltyd Peterson for a Provisional Order under the Electric Lighting Acts, 1882 and 1888, to authorise him to supply Electricity for all public and private purposes within the Borough of Carnarvon and portion of the Rural District of Gwyrfai. It is open to any 01 person interested to attend thtI Inquiry. (Signed) T. H. W. PELHAM, Assistant Secretary. "Board of Trade, 9th February. 1901. 1390 You neednot BOTHA ABOUT DE WET if you waterproof your boots with DALES* gold medal D U B BIN. It also soi ten* and preserves the leather. Allows polish- tI ^ghest awards at Exhibitions. My by Booima/itra, Uathtr- •ttttn, Chimin, <Sx. Manufaster)/; Duiwish, S4E, WANTED, &c. I A PARTMENTS WANTED.—Hundreds of a! families from the Rhondda Valleys will be raiting North Wales this year. All having acconni.crbtior. for visitors at the var- ious watering places should at once insert a small advertisement in the family paper of the Rhondda district. The charge for 30 words or under is only sixpence; three times, Is; 13 times, 2s 6d, or 4s for the whole season. Address: "Manager, 'Rhondda Leader," Ton- ypandy." APARTMENTS.—To all having Apart- ments to Let. not lose pounds by having your Apartments empty when for Is (for three weeks 2.s) you can have a 30 word advertisement in six London Suburban news papers circulating in London Suburban dis- tricts which each year send thousands of visi- tors to Southend and other Watering Places on the Coast. Name of papers Leyton, Ley- tonstone. West Ham, Wanstead, Woodford and Forest Gate. Manor Park and IIford Ex- ■ press, and Independent.—Address, Publisher, "Independent" Oifice, Leyfconstone, London, N.E. 308 BOOT TRADE. — Experienced Managers Wanted (North Wales). Good Terms to competent Men- -Apply, "Boots" "Genedl" Office, Carnarvon. 1377 BRITISH WORKMAN AND GENERAL ASSURANCE COMPANY. — Agents wanted in all towns and villages in North Wales. Full and spare time. Liberal terms to suitable men.—Apply, by letter, Superin- tendent, District OfSce, Blaenclydach, Carnar- von road, Bangor, or to Mr 0. Jones, Assist- ant Superintendent, Penygraig, Llanfagdalen, Carnarvon. 1372 OOK.—General wanted. Three in fam- ily (no children). Housemaid kept. —Mrs Cook, Oakfield, Abergele. 1396 ^IHEAP JEWELLERY. Shopkeepers will find the best assortment and lowest prices at Millicgton. Houndsditch. London, clocks, watches, knives, &c., &c. Catalogues to be had free. DRAPERY.—Wanted, a Smart Youth as an Apprentice. — Apply, R. Winter Jones, Upper Bangor. 1354 TMPORTANT TO FARMERS AND JL OTHERS.—OIL to entice Rabbits, Rats, and Fish. Will force Rabbits from their holes without a Ferret. Will destroy Moles, Rats, &c., quickly and without trouble.—By post for Is 6d, 2s 6d, 3s 6d, and 5s, from Henry Jones, 53, Conway street, Birkenhead. 1301 ON SALE. — Freehold House and Shop, Gladstone House, Mountain street, Car- narvon. Immediate possession.—For particu- ars apply to Mr W. J. Williams, Chartered Accountant, 7. Market street,. Carnarvon. February 5th, 1901. 1349 PAliVfER.—Wanted at once, a Coach Painter; steady man.-A pply, Royal Carriage Works, Carnarvon. 1389 SERVANTS WANTED. Mrs Moms' s Agency, 19, Granby street, Princess road, Liverpool. Established 1887. Reliable Servants of all classes can be well and quickly suited. Communications in English or Welsh promptly attended to. Fees when suited. For reply send stamped envelope. TO BAKERS.—Wanted, a thoroughly com- petent Baker. Must be sober.—Apply, at once, "Constant Work," "Observer" Office, Carnarvon. 1340 TAILORS.-Improver Wanted. Splendid opportunity to learn. -Particulars on application, Hughes, Bee Hive, Penygroes. 1335 "0 BE LET OR SOLD. Excellent Busi- ness Premises, House and Shop, com- manding corner position in High street, Ban- gor. Double frontage; splendid windows. Good opening for any business. Early pos- session. Apply, Williams, 364, High street, Bangor. 1329 TO BE SOLD as a Going Concern, General Drapery, Outfitting, Millinery, and Dressmaking business Grocery and Italian Warehouse; Large and Commodious Shop aDd Premises (with good and imposing front- age) doing a large country trade. An old Establishment, with good connection, in one of the best market towns in North Wales. The present proprietor retiring from business.—Ad- dress, J. 100 "Genedl" Office- YICTOIUA LEtrAL.—First-class position for suitable agents. Salary 30s and com- mission. Local men pref&rred.—Apply, 370, High street, Bangor. WIRE NAILS, Mixed, 9s per cwt. 281bs. 2s 6d; Screws, mixed, 34s per cwt. 281 bs., 9s; wire cut, wrought and malleable nails, tacks, shoe nails, rivets, &c., wholesale prices. Midland Nail Works, 25, and 26, Rea street Birmingham. WANTED, IN CANADA, Capitalists, Per- sons with Moderate Incomes, Farmers, Miners, and Young Men and others desiring to Learn Farming. Illustrated Handbooks and Maps, issued by the Government, may be had post free on application to Canada Government Office, Western Mail Buildings, Cardiff. Write for particulars. =- AUCTIONS &c. Mr. J. G. Jones. FR J. G. JONES begs to announce the receipt of instructions to Seli by Auction on Wednesday, February 20th, 1901, commencing at 1 o'clock pjm. pre- preciselv, at the Auction Rooms, top of Skin- ner street, Carnarvon, a Costly and Well Selected Stock of New Carpets, and all of this season's patterns, comprising: First. Quality Bordered Brussels, Axminsters, Velvet Pile Squares, Bordered Tapestry, Brussels Carpets, magnificent Turkey and Oriental Carpets and Rugs, and a quantity of Engl'sh made Rugs, &c. Catalogues may be had on application to the Auctioneer, Tovrer Buildings, Carnar- von. 1388 Messrs. W. D. Jones and Son PARISH OF LLANFAIRYNGHORNWY ANGLESEY. 5 I SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY. MESSRS W. D..TONES AND SON ARE instructed by Mrs Jane Roberts [to whom Administration (cle bonis) with will annexed was grunted by the Principal Pro- bate Registry under an order (on motion) made by the High Court of Justice (Pro- bate Division)], to Sell by Auction (subject to conditions of Sale then and there read), at the Public Cefi-e. House, Holyhead, on Saturday, February the 23rd, 1901, com- mencing at 2.30 o'clock p.m., all that very compact and neat holding Tyddyn Law- rence, Llanfairvnghorriwy, Anglesey. Ten- ant, Mrs Ellen Jones. Consisting of five and a half Acres, or thereabouts, divided into very convenient Quilets, comprising some good Arable and Pasture Land, which is well fenced and watered. There is a Four roomed House, t.he Out-buildings are ample and in good order. Particulars from Mr C. E. M. Pritchard, Solicitor, or Messrs W. D. Jones and Son, Holyhead. Old Bank, February 9th, 1901. 1387 AUCTIONS &C. Messrs. J. Pritchard and Porter. MENAI BRIDGE SMITHFIELD. -7- MESSRS JOHN PRITCHARD AND lYJL PORTER beg to announce that their next Monthly Sale of Stock will be held at the above Smithfield on Monday, February 25th, 1901. The Entries already received comprise (30 Head of Grand Prime Fat Cattle and 30 Yearling Sheep. Entries close February 15th, 1901. Bodhyfryd, Bangor. Telephone 47. 1 I Mr. H. Parry Jones. TOWN OF HOLYHEAD. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT SALE OF LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES, GROUND RENTS, &c. MR H. PARRY JONES has been favoured with instructions to Sell by Public Auc- tion at the Town .Hall, Holyhead, on Satur- day, March the 2nd, 1901 (subject to condi- tions of sale then and there produced), the Ground Rent and Reversions of the whole of that Charmingly Situated and Substantially built Terrace of nine Houses situated and being part of the Bryngoleu Estate, in the Town of Holyhead, together with one of the Finest and Splendidly Finished Leasehold Houses Situated thereon (if not previously sold by Private Treaty). The particulars and order of sale are as follows: Lot 1.—That very imposing and well con- structed Leasehold Dwelling House, being the second House in the above Terrace, and is now in the occupation of Mr Nicholson Jones, at the Annual Rental of £32. It is held under an Indenture of Lease, dated June 20th, 1899, from Cornelius Smith to Thomas Len- festey, for the term of 500 years, at the An- nual Ground Rent of 26. The House com- prises of an imposing and neat Vestibule, En- trance Hall, a lofty and roomy Drawing Room and Dining Room, five well lighted Bed- rooms, Bathroom and Lavatory, W.C., large Kitchen, Pantry, Wash house, Coal house, and W.C. outside. The above has a most attrac- tive Verandah frontage; neatly walled in Front Garden; two fine Bay Windows in the front; is built of Stone, relieved with Ruabon Brick; is thoroughly well finished in every detail; is well Papered, Painted, and Varnished through- out and is altogether a most desirable pur- chase. Lot 2.—The round Rent and Reversion of that fine corner Dwelling House adjoining Lot 1, now in the occupation of the Lessee. The Lease is dated June 20th, 1899, from Cornelius Smith to Thomas Lenfestey, at the Annual Ground Rental of R6 for the term of 500 years. Lot 3.The Ground Rent and Reversion of the Dwelling House Lot 1. Tenure, Parties to the Lease and Rental same as Lot 2. Lot 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, are the same tenure and Ground Rentals as the previous Lots. The several Leases from Cornelius Smith to the following parties: Robert Owen, of 53. Newry street, dated Oct. 21, 1899; Annie Wil- liams, of Mona House, dated Dec. 1, 1899: Mary Jane Thomas, of Clock House, Holyhead, dated Feb. 3, 1899; Elizabeth McHugh, of 18, Kelvin Grove, Liverpool, dated April 26, 1899; John Jones, of Tanygraig, Penrhosfeilw, Holyhead, dated April 29; and Louisa Smith, of the George Hotel, Holyhead, dated April 26, 1900. The above Reversions Would be a most desirable purchase for a good, sound Invest- ment, having the finest constructed Houses in the Town erected thereon, and the sights being in the most desirable situation; and the Houses are such that will always command the best class of Tenants and good Rentals. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock. For further particulars see small Bills or apply to Mr T., R. Evans, Solicitor, or to the Auctioneer, both of Holyhead. -J Mr. Robert Parry. Y — HENDY, LLANENGAN. MAE MR R. PARRY wedi ei gyfarwyddo gan Miss Ellen Jones i WERTHU AR AUCTION yn y lie uchod, DYDD GWEN- ER, CHWEFROR 22ain, 1901, yr HOLL STOC a ganlyn, yn cynwys 3 o Fuchod Godro, dwy yn gyflo a'r llall yn ei phroffit; Buwch ar ganol ei phesgi; 2 Heffer gyflo; 4 o Fustych dwy flwydd campus; 5 o Ddynew- aid da; Llo gwrryw; Gwellt, Mangolds, &c. Hefyd, gosodir yr Holl Dir: rhan i'w Bori, rhan i'w dori'n Wair, yn nghydag un cae gwrteithiol i'w Aredig. Coel fel yr bysbysir ar y pryd gyda meichiafon boddhaol. Yr Auction i ddechreu am ddeuddeg o'r gloch. Am fanylion pellach ymofyner a r Ar- werthwr, 3, Salem terrace, Pwllheli. PENBRYN, LLANARMON. (Pellder haner mill dir o Station Llangybi). Mae MR ROBERT PARRY wedi ei gyfar- wyddo gan Ysgutorion y ddiweddar Mrs Jones i Werthu ar Auction yn y lle uchod, dydd Llun, Chwefror 18fed, 1901. Cropiau, yn cynwys Tas Wair wedi el chynhauafu yn dda; Tas Wellt Ceirch; Tas Wetlt Haidd; darn o Das Wair llynedd. OFFERYNAU:—Trol gref, 2 Aradr haiarn; Aradr dwbl, Scuffler, 2 Og haiarn, Og chain, Engine Kithin newydd, Pulper, | Chaff Cutter, Ysgolion, Arfau, Cribynau, &c., Ger CefFylau. yn nghyda. holl Ddodrefn y Ty, yn cynwys yn benaf Byrddau C-egm, Parlwr, &c., &c.; Cadeirta." Parlwr a Chegin, Cadeiriau Bedrooms, Gwelyau haiarn, Gwelyau plu, Dilladau Gwelyau, 2 Gloo mawr, Cwpwrdd press derw (hemffas- siwn), Chest of Drawers, Dresser, Cwp- wrdd Crwydr, Cwpwrdd eto, Buddai a Llestri Llaeth, yn nghyd a lluaws mawr o bethau eraill rhy luosog i'w henwi. Telerau fel yr liysbysi- ar y pryd. Yr Auction i ddechreu am 12 or gloch yn brydlon. Manvlion oellach i'w cae-I gan yr Ar- werthwr, 3, Salem terrace, Pwllheli. "PORRIDGE IN, A PUFF" A HEALTH BREAD, A SWEET. Shredded Wheat, "BISCUIT" Cures Indigestion & Constipation. 19 STOCKED AT ALL BRANCHES OF Messrs THOS. LEWIS & CO. Bangor IMPDRTANT TO ADVERTISERS" AN ADVERTISEMENT APPEARED IN OUR SERIES OF NEWSPAPERS LAST WEElC AND OVER 500 RE- PLIES WERE RECEIVED THERETO FROM ALL PARTS OF THE PRINCI- PALTTY THIS FAol, WHICH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, CAN EASILY BE VERIFIED.
Births, Marriages, Deaths. BIRTHS. Ethall--Febtuary 13, at 5, Hill street, Car- narvon, the wife of Mr H. W. Ethall, of a daughter. Owens—February 2, the wife of Mr Owen Owens, 6, Summer Hill, Blaenau Festin- iog, of a son. Powell-February 13, at 13, Hill street, Car- narvon. the wife of Mr Jesse Powell, gardener, of a daughter. Rowlands February 5, the wife of Mr Henry T. Rowlands, Llwyn Isaf, Llan- rhaiadr, near Denbigh, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. Jones-Evans-February 2, at Fron C.M. Chapel, Denbigh, in the presence of Mr Mills, registrar, by the Rev Robert Grif- fiths, Denbigh, Mr John Jones, Ty Uchaf, to Miss Evans, eldest daughter of Mr D. Evans, Waenfawr—both of Groes, near Denbigh. DEATHS. Jones—February 9, Jane Jones, relict of John Jones, Is Helen, near Carnar- von. Roberts—February 4, at Wrexham, aged 59 years, Hugh, youngest son of the late Mr John Roberts, cooper, Carnarvon, and son-in-law of the late Rev D. Roberts, D.D. Roberts—Mrs Alice Roberts, the beloved wife of the late Mr William Roberts, Clogwyn, Nantmor, Beddgelart, aged 60 years. Roberts—February 3, Mr Robert Roberts, 26, William street, Carnarvon, aged 72 years. Roberts—February 5, at 5, Baladeulyn terrace, Nantlle, very suddenly, Mr D. D. Roberts, aged 25 years. Thomas—February 4, the wife of Mr John Thomas, Cilfodan, Uppeir Llandwrog, and daughter of the late Mr William Jones, Tyddyn Perthi. Williams-February 1, at 1, Garth road, Garth, Bangor, eldest son of Mr William Williams, aged 17 years.
TEMPERANCE REFORM. On Tuesday two conferences were held in Manchester which cannot fail to have far- reaching effects,—indeed, it is not too much to say that they mark the beginning of a new era in the history of temperance reform. The object of these gatherings was to bring together the advocates ot licen- sing reform, of various sections, to consider the recommendations contained in the minority report of the Royal Commission cn Licensing, and to discuss the desirability of pressing for legislation on the lines of that report. Put briefly, the chief recommendations of tie report, which was signed by Lord Peel, the chairman, and eight of his colleagues, are as follows:-The reconstitution of the licensing authority; the substitution of an appellate body for the one at present in existence; a reduction in the number of Licensed houses, so that there may not be roore than one on-licensed house to every 750 persona in a town, and 400 in the country; a system of compensation, or commutation, the funds for which are to be raised by an annual licence rental, levied on the licensed premises allowed to re- main; the placing of beer houses licensed before 1869 on the< same footing as houses licensed since then; licensed premises to open late? and close earlier, and the licensing authority to have power to close them altogether on election days; the sale of drink to children under the age of 16 to be forbidden; grocers' licences to be abolished; and clubs to be registered, and be placed under stringent conditions. The first conference was confined ex- clusively to delegates from various so- cieties and organisations, and, with the view of securing a perfectly frea and frank discussion, representatives of the press were excluded. We learn from an official report of the result of t private con- ference that, although a section of the delegates were of opinion that the report does not go far enough, an overwhelming majority voted in favour of its recommen- dations,-in.fact, only four hands were held up against it. At the public conference a similar resolution was carried' unanimously. This is a decided step in advance. The great mistake temperance ieformc-rs have made in the past is that they have attempt- ed too much, and in consequence they have baldly achieved anything. They have now become alive to the fact that half a loaf is better than no bread, and that their policy is to proceed step by step. If a few only of the suggested reforms which we have outlined were placed upon the statute book, a marked change in the social con- ditions of thei people wtoutd be the im- mediate result, and public opinion would so rifen that other, and perhaps greater, re- forms would be brought within the range of practical politics. This new programme of the temperance paity should commend itself to the bulk of the community, and it is certainly the duty of the churches (to quote the words of Dr. McLaren) "to rally to the call and to rise to the occasion." If, however, thl move- ment thus inaugurated is to succeed, there must be hearty and enthusiastic co- peration between all sections; jarty poli- tics, for the time being, must be fere;of- ten Churchmen and Nonconfomists will have to forget their differences and fight shoulder to shoulder against a common enemy. The attitude of the Government towards temperance reformers m the past is a very clear indication that, they with only yield when compelled to do so by the overpower- ing pressure of public opinion. In this connection it is interring and encourag- ing to note that Sir W. H. Houldsworth, I the Conservative member For North-West Manchester, who was one of the most pro- minent figures in Tuesday s demonstration, has gathered abound him m the House of Commons over seventy members who sit on the Government 0 determined that the question shall be dealt with.
r- NOTES OF THE WEEK The Bishop of St. Asaph, at a recent In- terview, condescended to make known his opinion as to the present position of the Disestablishment qiustion. In reply to ftie qutry, "How does the Church in Wales now stand in relation to be Disestablishment movementP" he is reported to have said: special forni of at-tack has passed away, not, I believe, to" '-eTTirn. The Bis- hop probably bases tnis optimistic view upon the silence of the advocates of Welsh vis- estabtisnment, but he may rest assured that later on he will nave a rude awaken- ing. He will find that the "special form of attack" will be renewed, in Tho near future, with greater energy and determination than ever, and that Wales will not rest satisfied until this measure of justice be granted. There is a difference of opinion as to the desirability, in face of the' large Tory majority in the House of Commons, of moving an annual resolution on the sub- ject. We are disposed to think that, even under existing circumstances, a good deal would be gained if the Welsh members were to" introduce, as frequently as possible, resolutions dealing not only with disestab- lishment, but leasehold enfranchisement, the land question, temperance legislation, and other matters of special interest to Wales. The Agent General for New South Wales has issued a series of small handbooks which coctain a mass of useful information relat- ing to the Colony. These handbooks deal with such subjects as agriculture, timber resources, mining, fauna, and climate, and one of the series is devoted to a narrative ot "Forty years of progress in New South Wales." As will be seen from our advertising col- umns, the Board of Trade inquiry as to the application by Mr Peterson, on behalf of a London syndicate, for electric lighting powers within the borough of Carnarvon, will be "held on the 26th inst. We under- stand that a petition in support of the scheme has signed by hundreds of ratepayers, but the Town Council, on the other hand, have resolved to oppose it. Their contention is that the promoters should have proceeded yith this scheme, and that for a light railway to Dinas Din- lie, simultaneously. Mr Peterson has satis- fied the members of the Gwyrfai District Council as to the bona-fides of the pro- moters, but he has failed top convince the Town Council that his clients are in earnest as to the Dinas Dinile scheme. The whole matter will doubtless be put on a satisfac- tory footing when the Board of Trade in- spector holds his inquiry. There has just been issued from the "Times" cffice a little book "entitled "Words and Things," which notes some develop- ments of the English language during the last century, and dæcrs some of the new processes and discoveries which have rendered the use of new words necessary. It is announced, on good authority, that the College of Heralds has under considera- tion the possibility of including Wales in the Royal Coat of Arms, and if this informa- tion is correct it may fairly be assumed that the King favours tne suggestion. Present circumstances offer a favourable opportu- nity for deciding the matter, and seeing that England takes up two of the four quar- ters there is nothing unreasonable in the request of "gallant little Wales" that one of these should) be allocated to her. At the annual meeting of the Carnarvon and Anglesey branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, held on Friday at Bangor, attention was drawn by Mr Assheton Smith to the wanton destruction of wild birds, such as seagulls and herons, in the Menai Straits. o said these birds were often allowed to d- ft about in a wounded condition until they died. It was suggested that special steps should be taken for their protection.
BANSOR OTES, At the last meeting of the Board of Guardians a matter was discussed which illustrated the wisdom of passing the reso- lution as to sureties to which we referred a fortnight ago. One of the assistant over- seers is indebted to the Guardians in a sum of over E70, and some of the members of the Board, it appears, are averse to pre.s • ing the sureties for the amount, "as would mean their ruin." It was said that certain leading parishioners were willing to pay the amount themselves, rather than that the sureties should be called upon to do so. The Guardians very properly decid- td to apply to the sureties for the money, so that the benevolent gentlemen referred to will have an opportunity of showing their generosity. It is certainly not right that the ratepayers should lose the JS70. The City Fathers, at their last monthly meeting, heard a good deal about "the man in the street." A member with three months' experience of municipal matters sought to convince men with twenty years' experience that they knew not how to manage municipal affair's, "the whole house was out of order "things wanted to bo overhauled;" "the. present mode of do- ing business could be done better," and so on. On the strength of the information sup- plied to him by "the man in the street," Councillor Owen Owen proposed a sweep- ing resolution, which was to effect such changes as would make. the Bangor Council "a model town council."I should have liked to quote the words of the motion, as a specimen of "English as she is wrote" in a University city, but space forbids. Not- withstanding his persuasive eloquence, Councillor Owen Owen was only able to secure three supporters. It is rather too bad of "the man in the street" to mislead a young and unexperienced councillor in this way, and next time Councillor Owen Owen meets this individual he will probably deem it advisable to cross to the other side of the street. At the previous meeting of the Council Councillor Owen Owen was indiscreet enough to ma.ke charges against officials which were absolutely without foundation, and for which he had afterwards to apolo- gase. This practice of pouncing upon offi- cials in public, and making charges against them which cannot be substantiated, is much too common, and cannot be too se- verely condemned. Matters of the kind should first of all be dealt with in com- mittee, and it is to be hoped Councillor Owen OWl' will adopt this course should ili-luck again bring him into contact with "the man in the street." In every district in Wales-and not only in Wales'—sincere and heartfelt grief is Leing|felt for the loss of Mr John Thomas, B.A., of Bangor, whose death we announce iÍn (f>jM>tl\er column. In isolated village schools, ii; the more quickly-throbbing life of the towu", in the University Colleges alike of our land and of Eng'aad and Scot- land, in business and professional circles wherever throughout the whole world an 1111 old student of the Bangor Normal Coileg^ is to be found, the news of Mr Thomas' death will come as a personal bereavement, as the snapping of one of the closest bonds of affection and respect. No college has ever had a more earnest, self-denying ser- vant no body of young men ever met with a more sympathetic, helpful, stimulating friend, than the Normal College students of the last thirty-seven vears have had in Thomas. Thomas. As, on Tuesday, one saw his mortal re- mains borne to their rest by th" students I of the institution in which for which so much of his life's-work was done, one could" 'I not help thinking how much less Wale* was really indebted to some of the loudest and most prominent of her "friends" and patriots," than to this quiet and unob- trusive teacher of mathematics. Just how much inJividuaJl youths struggling at the outset of their career against adverse con- ditions and circumstances owed to him for timely help and encouragement will pro- bably never Lle fully .known. What his moral influence was may be inferred from the words of one who is to-day amongst the most honoured sons of Wales, and who writes of him a,- ."one of the gentlest men and most full cf all kindliness it lias ever been my privilege to know." And we can most heartily agree with Professor Henry Jones when he add, "I cannot or-Dress my sense of my loss nor my lon aoo esteem for one of the best teachers of.youth I have ever known,—the gentlest, the most patient with ignorance and dulness, conscientious in all detail, sparing himself no trouble by which he might do; good to those under his charge, and in thought and deed an ex- ample to them of the true gentleman." Though apparently but slightly connec- ted, with the newer and more public devel- opments of Welsh national education, his friends can bear testimony to his keen in- terest in them, as well as to the eagerne-s with which he lent his a;d to these smaller but not less strenuous c-r successful efforts J by which the Welsh people showed their desire for intellectual advance. and made good their claim to help by first helping themselves. For such knowledge, however, those intimately acquainted with Mr Tho- mas must be questioned. No records of large and enthusiastic public meetings, none of the usual devices by which, in these days, a man becomes "a weSl-known educa- tionist" or a "leader of popular educational movements," need be studied in h" case. Such attempts after "fame" were as foreign to Mr Thomas' retiring nature, as they were wont to appear ridiculous to himseif. And this was the case also with his more purely professional work. His duty alone filled his thoughts, and eft no time for out- ward display. Although as. the Blue Books show, his mathematical classes have for several years stood at the head of the king- dom, :in the Training College results, no notice of the fact ever appeared in the so- called reports on the work of the College Mr Thomns' aim was something distinctly higher, infinitely imore valuable, though possibly less, profitable to himself, than mere self-advertisement. And that is why we who were privileged to come into personal contact with him so fully realise the value of his life, a.nd the loss caused by-his death, to the j College and the land he so deeply loved.
South Carnarvonshire Notes (BY DELPHGS). A very unfair afrack has been made on the character of th Portmadoc Volunteer Corli,i, by an anonymous writer. Because the members did not offer themselves for service in South Africa, they have been described as knife-and-fork heroes. The accuser in his charge agaid t the men ex- hibited the usual ignorance a." to the ser- vice Volunteers have promised to render to their country. This does not include ^service from hon e. If the critics of the Volunteers are capable of bearing arms, it is as much their duty to join the Army for the defence of their country as it is for the Volunteers. The latter are prepared to do garrison wark in England, Scotland, « Ireland or Wales. Their crititli are not prepared to do even this much. The proposed erection of a new bridge between Abererch Station and the village is now likely ro be carried out. The de- lay in the matter is not creditable to the local authorities. The question has been in abeyance for a quarter of a century. When the new Local Government Act came into force hopes were entertained that .something would be done to ensure the safety of pedestrians when crossing the river Erch. Those hopes have not as yet been realised. However, the County Council, the Lleyn Rural Council, the Abererch Parish Council, and the Cam- brian Railway Company have at last agreed to co-operate, and the new bridge will shortly be made. The rumours to which I referred some months ago are becoming accomplished facts. The Moel y Gest Quarry now em- ploys about 80 workmen, and further de- velopmenf/i are expected under the new manager, Mr O. D. Jones. The old slate and slab quarry near Aberdunant will very likely be re-opened soon. A most amusing incident occurred at a. party a short time ago. Two young gen- tlemen agreed that they would shave all but their moustache and 'isiders," and put on wide fronts and tail coats. Thus at- tired, they presented themselves at the party, where they were comparatively strangers. After tsupppr the two young gentlemen stood in a corner chatting to one another. In the opposite corner were about half a dozen young ladies arranging for a dance and selecting partners. When nearly all the young gentlemen in the room had been paired, one young lady re- ferred to the two in the corner, and asked Who would dance with them ? Another young lady replied "Goodne |i gracious, none of the party will dance with the wait- ers The two young gentlemen with the "si-ders" and moustache had been mistaken for waiters! The story has gone round the district, and has occasioned a great deal of amusement.
Death of the Rev T' Jones, Dwyran; The death took place on Thursday night last, after a long illness, of the the Rev Thomas Jones, Gelliniog Goch, Dwyran, Anglesey. Mr J one, had reached the ad- vanced age of 81 years, and was known as one of the oldest evangelical preachers con- nected with the Calvinistic Methodists in North Waies. The funeral, which was of a, jx.iM'o character took place on Tuesday in Dwyran Cemetery.
The report that Madame Patti is shout to dispose of her well-known castle in Wales, known as Craig-y-Nos, is now fully con- firmed, and, if not sold privately, it will be offered for sale in June next. Madame Patti, With her husband, Baron Cederstiuui, are going to Sweden for some time, and on their return may purchase another place.