WELSH EISTEDDVOD IN MANCHESTER. AN eisteddvod, organised by the members of the Welsh Congregational Chapel, Booth Street East, was held at the Hulme Town Hall, on Saturday afternoon and evening. The Welsh community in Manchester, with characteristic patriotism, mustered strongly in its support. The programme was almost entirely made up of the literary and musical competitions familiar in gatherings of this kind. There were, in addition, tests of proficiency in vari- ous arts and crafts, and for each prize there was keen rivalry by candidates of more or less promise. The competitors were marshalled by the conductor of the meeting, and the promoters of the eisteddv d were fortunate in securing in this capacity Hwfa Môn, the Archdruid of Wales. His picturesque appearance and personality added much to the interest of the gathering, and the spirit and humour which he brought to the performance of his duties contributed largely to its success. Each meeting, too, had its separate presi- dent. In the afternoon the position was taken by Professor Thomas Jones, who, in the course_ of a short speech, gave an account of the eisteddvod as a national institution. It was indigenous, he said, to the soil of Wales, had flourished for centuries, and would flourish for centuries to come. It had been said that the quality of the literary output at the eisteddvods was not equal to the quantity. He admitted that there might be some truth in this saying, but sug- gested that the quality would improve with the spread of education. He reminded the audience that Welsh literature Was mainly produced by untutored peasants and work- ing men. For centuries the leisured classes had created nothing, but now they were witnessing the introduction of a new ele- ment into Welsh literature. Welshmen who had been educated at the great English Universities were devoting much of their time to Welsh subjects: Passing to consider the future of the Welsh language, Professor Jones declared that everything lay with those who controlled education in Wales. If they so desired, these authorities could introduce Welsh as a class subject. It was to be hoped that the influence of the schools and of the Welsh University would assist in in dissipating the apathy that had existed in many quarters about the proper study of Welsh. The eisteddvod was performing a very useful purpose in preserving the Welsh language, and for this reason they must de- sire its continued success. As an institution it was worth preserving, and their prayer was that it nright, flourish long and vigour- ously. In the evening, the chair was taken by Mr, Humphrey Lloyd, who spoke in Welsh. The competitions were followed by every- one with much interest. The climax of in- terest was reached at the chairing of the bard.' Mr. D. R. Jones, of Festiniog, bad pro- duced the best poeiii on The Missionary,5 and was installed in the oak chair with much pomp. Three/times the Archdruid asked 'Is there peace ?' and three times the audience shou ted its assurance. Mr, Jones took his seat- and a large number of congratulations, ein bodied in verse, were offered by gentlemen on the platform. The following were the more important prize winnersTenor solo, David Ellis (Cefnmawr), and Gutyn Eiiion (Liverpool), equal; quartet competition, H. Davies (Cefnmawr) and party soprano and tenor duet, Mr. D. Ellis and iirs. Hughes; so- prano solo, Mrs. Hughes (Wrexham); choral contest, Bank Side Choir, Oldham pencil sketch, H. E. Jones, Rochdale Road, Man- chester recitation, Mr. J. Roberts (Ashton- in-Makerfield), and Miss L. A. Williams (Festiniog), equal; chair poem, Mr. O. R. Jones, Festiniog; tenor and bass duet, Gu- tyn Eifion and M. Jones (Birkenhead): quart.ett at sight, Mr. Roberts (Ardwick) and party, chief essay, Mr. J. E. Pugh (Ardwick); bass solo, Mr. J. H. Edwards (Ruthin); male voice choir contest, Cowhili Vocal Society (Oldham). No other choir competed. ""1Y4
RIYlH, DEE FISHERY BOARD. THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AND THE SLUICES BILL. SEVERE CRITICISM. The annual meeting of this Board was held at Chester Town Hall on Saturday, the Duke of Westminster presiding over a large attendance. On the motion of Mr. John Thompson, seconded, by the Rev. C. Wolley Dei, his Grace was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. John Thompson, in moving the adoption of the accounts, l-oaid on the salmon fishery ac- count the receipts for net licenses were con- siderably in excess of the previous year, the revenue from trammel nets showing an increase of 930, and that from draft nets an increase of f45; while, as might be expected from the very dry season they had experienced, there was a, falling off in rod licenses. The balance of £ 68 £ brought forward from the previous year consis- ted of consols, which it was necessary to sell in order to pay the costs of the Board in opposing the Dee Sluices Bill, which amounted to £ 615, That expense had swallowed up all their assests but they had been able to finish up the year with a balance in hand of £84. As to the sea fisheries, the amount received from the County Councils of Cheshire and Flintshire were each £ 45 less than in the previous year. The Chester Town Council had granted them X,35, but when the Council saw what the result of the past year had been upon their finances he hoped they would reconsidei their decision and make an increased grant. Mr. H. E. Taylor seconded. Mr. S. Perks inquired if it was not possible GO obtain some assistance from the Board of Trade in view of the serious inroad which the Dee Sluices Bill had made upon their finances. Mr. Thompson replied that they had already approached the Board of Trade, who were unable to help them, as it would be showing partisanship. The Duke of Westminster, referring to the legal expenses incurred in opposing the bill, said he must say he never knew in hiR experi- ence a case where, in the face of such opposition fiom so many quarters, a bill of than sort was forced up to the House of Commons. He could only attribute the best motives to the promoters. He believed they were acting as they considered for the benefit of the town, but he must find fault with their judgment, and, he might almost say, their common sense in carrying on a bill as they did in the face of very considerable opposi- tion on the part of a large proportion of the ratepayers of Chester. The Town Council it- self only favoured the bill by a majority of one or two the riparian proprietors, the Conserv- ancy Board, and the Fishery Board were dead against it; the Board of Trade, in the interest of the Dee Conservancy and the fisheries, opposed it and notwithstanding all this the promoters carried forward the bill, as he thought, and as it had proved, mistakenly and with a remarkable want of judgment on their part. It had entailed a cost of about 912,000, money lost to the rate- payers and to the riparian proprietors, the Dee Conservancy Board, and the Fishery Beard. He must say lie regarded it almost as a want of ordinary common sense on the part of the Chester Corporation. He did not know whether ib was too late for the Fishery Board to make any movement with regard to the disposal of the Chester sewage. At the present moment, as they were aware, it was proposed to arrest the sewage on the south side of the river and carry it to the sewage works now existing, where it was again sent out into the Dee; but the Corporation of Chester had bought at con- siderable expense a farm on the sands at Sea- land, and he could not conceive why, having purchased that, they should not utilize it for the disposal of the sewage of Chester. He thought it would be a desirable thing to stop the sewage of the city from polluting the river, and if so, the river would be very considerably benefited. The salmon would have a much freer access to the upper waters, instead of being sent beck to sea by the sewage at present coming from the city. Chester was herself in fault. Her own sewage polluted the river, and it seemed to him rather a hard case that they should come on the outside people to remedy an abuse which they carried on themselves. He thought the opponents of the bill had saved the town and the surrounding district from what would have proved a very great evil. Clever though the scheme was, and captivating, as it certainly captivated him in the first instance, it seemed on further examination to be only really an injurious way of arresting the pollu- tion of the river. He thought it would be a good tking to petition the Chester Town Coun- cil to dispose of their sewage upon the land they had acquired at considerable cost at Sealand, and which, he believed, was not unsuitable for the purpose. Mr. H. E. Taylor said from his experience he did not know of any land so suitable for the disposal of sewage and the clarifying of the water as that which now belonged to the Chester Cor: poration. It was a most perfect natural filter bed. He hoped a petition would be sent to the Corporation, and that as a result the sewage of the south side of the river would not be turned into the present sewers, because they were already unable, through the very small gradient to discharge the sewage which got into them. That was evidenced by the fact that during the summer months they had had to be cleaned out by hand. If the sewage was taken below to Sealand, the Fishery Board and everybody else would be perfectly satisfied. The Duke of Westminster then moved:— f That the Chester Corporation be requested to arrange for the distribution of their effluent sewage over the land which has been purchased, and no longer discharge it into the Dee.' The Rev. C. Wooley Dod, in seconding, said he visited the Chester sewage works last sum- mer in company with an official of the fishery department of the Board of Trade, who said there was no doubt the discharge of the effluent was detrimental to the interest of the fishery. Mr. J. G. Holmes asked if the Chester Cor- poration were to adopc the proposal what steps would be taken as to the other towns on the banks of the river, such as Flint, Connah's Quay and other places which emptied their sewage into it. Mr. John Thompson said the simplest wry out of the uiiriculty would be to make the river into a stream under the Livers Pollution Act; and then a board would be formed to see that no sewage was turned into it. The Duke of Westminster that this would be a good course. The resolution was then carried, and the accounts adopted. The Hon. Secretary (Major Leadbetter) sub mitted his annual report in which particulars were given of the results of the fishing during the past; year. A discussion followed on the question of the desirability of altering the by-laws with a view to the better protection of the mussel-beds, but no action was taken. Mr John Jones (Connah's Quay), by whom the subject was introduced, gave notice of motion for next meeting.
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T J. WILLIAMS' GREATANNUALSALE 8 s a j a C: a !t s F% s F% s F a-Ma< '2.0 &: 34 :ÆIigh. Street;, X>enLX>igX&9 Commencing MONDA Y, February 1st, and continuing for ONE MONTH. The whole Stock, without reserve, offered at greatly Reduced Prices, in order to make room for Spring Novelties. T. J. WILLIAMS is compelled, through want of room, to offer the remaining portion of his iN- T -"j -T-% r" C WINTER STOCK At most REMARKABLE REDUCTIONS. The Goods are fashionable, and in good Condition. T. J. WILLIAMS does not think it necessary to submit a List of Prices, nor to fully enumerate the class of Goods in the various Departments, as the general character of his Sales are so well known. Purchasers will find this Sale as eminently satisfactory as any previous one, and the extraordinary Low Prices cannot fail to be appreciated and secure willing Buyers. All Goods marked in Plain Figures for CASH during the Sale. This Sale offers a grand opportunity to obtain in all Departments R.ea..1. Mantles, Jackets and Capes. Ladies' Waterproofs and Imperial Cloaks, of hand- some designs, including Eeal Seal Skins, the latest Novelties in Styles will be sold regardless of cost. 2MEillix2.ox?3r Goods Will be offered at Special Prices to clear. Materials. Some extraordinary Bargains are offered in this Department, regardless of cost. Furs, Hosiery, Gloves, Umbrellas. and General Fancy Goods, are all offered at extremely Low Prices. Flannels, Blankets, Sheetings and Linen of every description, marked down. Special purchases in Calicoes, Oxford Shirtings, Prints, Cretonnes, Flannelettes, &c., all reduced. DRESSMAKING.—Dress Fabrics bought at the Sale will be made up at much less than the usual charges. T'"ailoring X>ex>eu<»cf:na.oxx* Style, Fit, and Finish guaranteed. Very Special Terms offered during the Sale. An immense selection of the Newest Patterns. READY-MADE CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. Boys', Youths' and Men's Clotlrng in Suits, Overcoats, and Single Garments, Waterproof Coats, &c.; unrivalled variety of the most fashionable productions, offered at a substantial Reduction for the Sale. General House Furnishing and 1897 DESIGNS OF WALL PAPER, All Reduced for the Sale. A VISIT OF INSPECTION SOLICITED. HUGH WILLIAMS. TAILOR AND DRAPER, CHAPEL PLACE, DENBIGH. Begs to inform the public generally that he has on view an excellent ASSORTMENT OF NEW GOODS of the latest design, and of the best quality that money can procure. LIVERIES of every description execut on the shortest notice. Rldixig ies, a Speci.a.1.i.ty. H.W. being a practical Tailor and Cutter (holder of a Diploma) and having a staff of experienced work- men fit and style is guaranteed, consistent with MODERATE CHARGES. A TRIAL ORDER RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. Furnishing on the Hire System. FRED ROBERTS AND CO. (Late DEANE and ROBERTS), 3. RUSSELL BUILDINGS, RHYL, Offer the best facilities to parties wishing to furnish upon the Hire System, having a large Stock of Drawing Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen Furniture, • And every requisite to furnish a House—Bedsteads, Bedding, Bassinnettes, Bicycles, Mail Carts, Knif chines, Wringing Machines, always on hand, and ready for immediate delivery. For Ready Cash, or Easy Payments. Only Personal application required to get Furniture on our easy payments. II The Amoiunt of Deposit or Payment can be reduced or increased to suit the convenience of Customers. Return Raf way Fare for Orders over £ 10 allowed to those country Customers who can make a personal visit. FRED ROBERTS & CO., The House Furnishers, 3, Russell Buildings, Rhyl. "3Z1!1fJ -ï. ..¡:q; r\ [3 pp r~ Q Balm o Gilead fu g Ul LU llVj! C. U GEORGE'S PILLS i mi." I "They are more than Gold to me—they saved my life." 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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. The Penrhyn quarrymen are now world famous. The despotic action of Lord fPen- rhyn has not only roused the indignation of Great Britain and America, but it has earned the severe condemnation of the industrial classes even to Austria A paragraph has recently gone the round of the papers pointing out that Big Ben' is so called in memory of Sir Benjamin Hall, the Commissioner of Works. Sir Benjamin, it will be remembered, subsequently became Lord Llanover, and his widow, Gwenynen Gwent,' died only 12 months ago. • » Principal T. C. Edwards, of Bala Theolo- gical College, who for some time has not been able to undertake any public engage- ments outside his duties at the college, last week took part in two conferences held in connection with the East Merionethshire Calvinistic Methodist Presbytery held at Bala. » « Temporary arrangements have been made for the carrying on of the work at Bala-Ban- gor College, of which the late Dr. Herber Evans was principal. Professors Davies and Rhys have undertaken the classes and Principal Simon, of Bradford College, has promised to deliver a course of lectures on theology. « The workmen at my colliery,' exclaimed a delegate at the miners' conference at Car- di-ff- on Monday, but he did not get much further. I never knew before that you were a mine-owner,' said Mabon, sotto voce, from the chair, and the discomfited delegate hastily resumed his seat amid the ringing laughter of the boys.' • • 'Mae dyn yn ddyn er hyny,' the Welsh version written by Mr, W. Jones, M.P., of Burn's famous verses, A man's a man for a' that,' has been set to music by Mr. Wm. Davies, late of Oxford, now of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, and makes a capital song for bass or baritone. The song is issued by Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. Mr. Thomas Roberts has been appointed Canadian Government Agent in Wales by the Minister of the Interior of Canada. Mr. Roberts who was born in Wales has been farming in Manitoba for the last twelve years, and is eminently qualified to supply information upon all matters connected with the Dominion. Mr. Roberts's present ad- dress is Ty Mawr, Morfydd, Corwen. » » Miss Elaine Griffin, who has by this time become familiar to Cardiff audiences by her fine performance upon the violin and viola, has succeeded in carrying off the gold medal of the London Academy of Music for violin playing. Miss Griffin acts as an as- sistant to Mr. Arthur Angle, under whose able tuition she had already gained the sil- ver medal at the same institution. » Mr. Justice Grantham is an early riser, and very athletic for his age. He was seen very early on Friday morning, before depar- ting for Beaumaris, making an inspection of Carnarvon Castle, Sir John Puleston, the constable, acting as his guide, philosopher, and friend. The judge insisted upon a thorough inspection of every tower and cor- ridor. and made the ascent of two towers. « 9 The article appearing in this month's Id- ler from the pen of Mr. Allen Upward, one of the series on Horrors of London,' des- cribes the British Museum as the crowning horror." A reviewer states that our well- known barrister pours some humorous slan- der on that institution, but it is only his happy way of placing his own practical ex- perience forcibly before the public. That is apparent, and the public are oftentimes benefited by the exposure. » • Lord Kenyon deserves well of his coun- trymen. A model landlord and a Peer of broad sympathies, he has lover and over again demonstrated his keen interest in the welfare of the Principality. The latest proof of this was on Tuesday, when before the House of Lords he advocated the claims of Wales to a national museum. His refer- ence also to the loyalty of the Cymry to the Throne was very happy. Wales has need of more Kenyons and fewer Penrhyns. • An orator waxed eloquent and proved ex- tremely funny at a meetidg at Barry recent- ly, when he affirmed that the 'boss' of the local builders was a 'Mr. Jerry,' who erected houses of such a character that when a nail was driven into a wall for the purpose of hanging a clock, the people next door used the other end for hanging a picture His audience took this statement cum grano, but when the speaker waxed warmer, and declared that he saw a hod of lime that was used for building three houses, his audience became incredulous, and one of them be- lieved it was not impossible after that for a boiled carrot to bore through the Alps. «■ 9 9 The inquest in reference to the recent dis- aster at Abernant brought to light several remarkable coincidences, one at least of a very sad and painful nature. When Mr. Robson, the chief inspector of mines, pro- duced the plans of the Sguborwen colliery, it transpired that that' colliery had been abandoned on December 9th, 1895, exactly 11 months to the day of the inundation while it transpired also that one of the men who was drowned was actually working in the Sguborwen Pit when the fatal hole was cut through the boundary into the Abernant workings, and was actually present when it was closed up. I R. J. J. writes :—I have in my possession a fragment of the first Welsh exposition of a part of the Bible, that of John Evans, M.A., on the Harmony of the Four Gospels.' The title page is complete and bears the name of E. Farley, Bristol, as publisher, with date 1765. Up to page 210 seems in good condition, after that come p.p. 861-4. The book is called Cyssondeb y Pedair Efengyl, gyd ag Agoriad Byr a nodau Athr- awus, &c.' Can any reader give a full des- cription of this interesting work? The author was sometimes known as Ffurad, Plymouth, and was a native of Llanarn or Llanbadarn, Odowyn. He edited an edition of the Bible in 1760, and translated several works from English to Welsh. Relatives of his lived in Llanarth, Cardiff, 30 years ago. Can any help to fuller particulars of his per- sonal history ? Peter Williams's first edition appeared in 1770. » » Dr. and Madame Ethe, rof Aberystwyth, last week celebrated their silver wedding and wepe the recipients of several handsome gifts. Dr. Ethe's fame as an Oriental scho- lar is European. He was first brought over to England by the authorities of Oxford University to catalogue the Persian MSS. in the Bodleian Library, a task which took him six years and entailed the careful peru- sal of over 2,000 hitherto almost unknown s MSS. He was also appointed by the India Office to catalogue the 2,500 Persian MSS, in the India Office Library. Since his first employment by Oxford University he has been doing special work for them for the last 25 years, and they marked their appre- ciation of his exceptional scholarship by appointing him some years ago to the posi- tion of senior examiner in the Indian school, and by conferring on him the honorary M A. degree. The recognition of Oriental langu- ages in the Welsh University curriculum is already bearing fruit, and a number of stu- dents have been drawn to Aberystwyth Col- lege by Dr. Ethe's fame as a scholar and a teacher. It is expected that several of them will eventually roceed to the older Universities after taking their Welsh de- grees. • There are in the South Wales collieries many hundreds of men who at one time were employed in the slate quarries of the North. They moved down South when the coal trade was booming and wages were high. The Penrhyn Quarry deputation while visiting the Rhondda the other day recognised in the coal begrimed miners many of their former fellow workmen. One of these was the old veteran, Abraham Tib- bott, the secretary of the Feradale miners. He was at one time employed in one of the many ponciau or galleries—the one known as Sebastopol'—of the Penrhyn Quarries. Mr. Tibbott is quite a character in his way. He is highly respected by his fellow miners, and is a member of the Cambrian Miners' Executive Committee. Executive Committee.
THE LATE SIR ISAAC PITMAN. Simultaneously with the cremation of the body of the late Sir Isaac Pitman at Woking last week, a memorial service was held at the New Church, Argyle Square, London. This place, of worship represents the oldest Swedenborgian congregation in England, and it has long been noted throughout the denomination for the cultured and forcible eloquence of its pastor, the Rev. John Pres- land, and for the excellence of its musical services. It jvas chosen on this occasion on account of its central position, an advantage from the known fact that many admirers of the father of modern phonography were en- vious to pay a fitting tribute to his memory, and also because his family had been long identified with the congregation. There was a large attendance, including Mr. W. Evans Darby, LL.D., secretary of the Peace Society; General Sir John Spurgin, Colonel Bevington, Mr. Alfred Mudie (of the well- known library), Dr. E. B. Gray (of Cam- bridge), Mrs. Frederick Pitman, Mrs. W. Milner, Mr. George Walpole, Mr. H. W. Harris (hon. secretary of the National Pho- nographic Society), Mr. Herbert Ford, and many representatives of shorthand schools and societies. In the absence, through severe illness, of the Rev. John Presland, the officiating minister was the Rev. Arthur Faraday, of Snodland, Kent. The chancel was most tastefully ornamented with white flowers, and the reredos, chancel rails, and reading desk on either side of the altar were almost hidden by a profusion of palms and ferns. A special service had been arranged, with selections from the Order of the Burial of the Dead as contained in the Liturgy of the New Church, including the Lesson, Psalm, and Prayers, interposed with hymns and anthems. The latter consisted of the air I know that my Redeemer liveth' (Hanciel's Messiah') and 'From Thy love as a Father' (Gounod's Redemption ') both rendered with artistic spirit and perfect feeling by a member of the choir, Miss Amy Sargent. In the course of his address the Rev. Mr. Faraday dwelt especially upon Sir Isaac Pitman's persistent and courageous e advocacy of what he believed to be true. He remarked that in nothing more conspicuously was this the case than in regard to his re- ligious views. He bad lived long enough to see great changes in modes of thought and action. His own works commanded an en- ormous circulation, and of all that he put forth from the press it could be said with truth that whenevfer a book had his imprint upon it one might be sure that it embodied pure and wholesome literature. A leading feature in his life was his love of and re- verence for the Word of God; the Bible was his constant companion and guide. For him death had no terrors at all, signifying, as it did, a resurrection and a continuation of life. The service was brought to a close with the Benediction and the playing of the Bead March in I Saul' by the organist of the church, Miss Alice Robinson.
THE NATIONAL BANK OF WALES. TRANSFER OF SHARES IN A WINDING-UP. IN the Court of Appeal on Saturday, before Lords Justices Lindley, Smith, and Rigby, judgment was given in the case of theN ational Bank of Wales on appeal by Mr. W. Taylor from an order of Mr. Justice Vaughan Wil- liams, who had placed the appellant upon the list of contributories liable in the wind- ing up under circumstances of a peculiar nature. Lord Justice Lindley, in the course of his judgment, said that the company bad issued shares which were net fully paid up. The shares were thought to be valuable, but a resolution to wind up voluntarily was passed with a view to transfer the business to I another company. At the commencement of the winding up, Taylor was the bolder of some shares, and on the 29th November, 1893, he transferred them to Mr. Phillips, with the consent of the liquidator. This transfer was duly registered, and Taylor's name was removed from the register and Phillips' name placed thereon. Taylor's certificate was cancelled, and a new one was issued to Phil- lips. On the 24th May, 1804, Phillips trans- feired his shares to a Mr. Rickards also with the consent of the liquidator and the same formalities were observed as in the former case. If, therefore, the liquidator had power to assent to these transfers and give effect to them in the usual way, it followed that both Phillips and Taylor had ceased to be members and Rickards had become a mem- ber in their place. The consequence was that Rickards was liable to be placed on the list of "contributories for future calls, and that Phillips and Taylor would only be li- able to be placed on the list as persons who had been but had ceased to be members. If, however, the liquidator had no power to effect this transfer, it followed that Taylor, ought to be on the register, and to be placed on the list of contributories accordingly. Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams had come to the conclusion that the liquidator had power to assent to the transfer and to alter the register, but that he had no power to release Taylor from the liability, which he was under at the commencement of the liquida- tion. He, therefore, altered the register as the liquidator altered it, but had put Taylor alone on the list of contributories. He could not think that was right. The commence- ment of the winding up of a company was a very important thing, and subject to what was allowed to be done by statute. After that nothing could be done to prejudice the creditors or alter the rights and liabilities of members. Moreover, members who had ceased to be members for one year prior to the commencement of the winding up were under no liability to contribute to the debts of the Company. Certain powers were given to the liquidator. He was permitted to sanction transfers, and to alter the register in conformity with that transfer was well well within his power. What the learned judge, however, had done, viz., to leave Ri- ckards upon the list of members and place Taylor upon the list of contributories, was quite a new departure from the established practice, and was, in his opinion, wrong in principle. The conclusion at which he ar- rived was first that the register or members could from time to time be altered by the liquidator, and that Rickards was in the present case the proper person to be on the register of shareholders. Secondly, he was of opinion that Rickards was the person and the only person to be on the A list of con- tributories in respect of the shares and that Taylor and Phillips ought both to be on the B list, so that in case of need they might be resorted to for payment of the debts and liabilites of the Company, and costs of the winding up. The appeal would, therefore, be allowed, and as this was a test case, the costs would be paid by the liquidator out of the assets of the Company.
ANGLESEY COUNTY COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting of the Council was on Thursday held at Llangefni, Alderman W. R. Jones presiding. Before the commencement of the ordinary business, the Chairman said that it was with great regret he was obliged to draw the at- tention of the Council to the great loss the county, the Council, and the whole of Wales had sustained by the death of the late Lord Lieutenant. He begged to move a vote of sympathy with the family of the late Mr. Davies in their bereavement. Mr. H. Clegg seconded, and Dr. J. Roberts supported the motion, which was unani- mously passed. The Finance Committee having had before them a statement prepared by the Clerk of the Peace, showing the amounts required in respect of the additions to the Denbigh Asylum and for county buildings, pointed out the various means of borrowing money, namely loans from insurance companies, the issue of county stock, and the issue of county bonds, redeemable at various dates, so that the! whole may be paid off within thirty years, and asked the Council to decide which of the above methods should be adopted. Dr. E. P. Edwards, as chairman of the committee, explained that X14,250 would be required by the 1st January, 1898, and the question was as to how the money was to be raised. Mr. Lewis Hughes (vice-chairman), com mented upon the various modes, after which Dr. Rowland Williams moved and Dr. J. Roberts seconded that an application be made to extend the time to redeem the money within forty or fifty years. The Clerk stated that he had written to the Local Government Board asking them to extend the time to fifty years, and the reply was that they had no power to do so. Mr. J. Moreton Pritchard stated that almost every Board in the county was pay- ing about 1 per cent too much, because the arrangements were made in a hurry. He moved as an amendment that the money be raised from their bankers until they could raise the money at £2 12s, 6d. Captain O. Thomas seconded the amend- ment. Both motion and amendment were with- drawn in favour of a motion by Mr. T. Wil- liams, seconded by Mr. D. Rees, that the matter be referred back to the Finance Com- mittee to endeavour to get the money at a lower rate of interest, which motion was agreed to, Messrs. J. M. Pritchard, J. Rice Roberts, Dr. J. Roberts, and J. R. Davies were appointed to assist the Finance Com- mittee in the matter.